Are President Trump’s Racist Comments A Campaign Strategy? | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC

 

President Trump’s divide and conquer strategy might have worked in 2016, but it failed in 2018. Stephanie Ruhle discusses why the president is doubling down on this failed method with his recent attacks on Congressman Elijah Cummings and the city of Baltimore. Weighing in: Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, former assistant to President Obama Chris Lu, Politics Editor for TheRoot.com Jason Johnson, and Commentary Magazine Associate Editor Noah Rothman.
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Are President Trump’s Racist Comments A Campaign Strategy? | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC

63 Comments on "Are President Trump’s Racist Comments A Campaign Strategy? | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC"

  1. If Donald Trump doesn’t like it in America he can go back to where he came from.

    • @Paul Kunkle Hahaha, good one. But do you think they will tke him? Oh, yea, but only as “baby baloon”….

    • @William M,
      – Have you ever seen Baltimore or many, many other inner city impoverished neighborhoods?
      – SC, AZ, MS, KS aren’t even close.
      – Trump is the first President in modern history (and possibly the only) to campaign and promise to do something about it.
      – Unfair immigration and international trade are the cause of the illness and these have been the biggest political issues in America for 50 years or more, and Trump is the only President to bring them back to the forefront!
      – President Trump and I want those big Chinese manufacturing plants to be here in America with American citizens working in them!
      – More good jobs, complete with the best in the World healthcare is the goal!
      – And guess who won’t lift a finger to help… the Democrats!

    • Linda Watson | July 30, 2019 at 8:06 AM | Reply

      @Jim Shoe 100%

    • @Eric Rich Alabama for one…

  2. KesselRunner606 | July 29, 2019 at 1:28 PM | Reply

    Stop. Stop. *STOP.*

    Stop giving him the benefit of brains and a grand strategy. Trump does not have thr mental or emotional maturity to think more than 5 minutes in the future. He is only concerned with what benefits him *now.* Not next week, next month, next year; just *Now.*

    He is a reactive opportunist, not a 3 dimensional chess master.

    • @Mark Bodder I dont know what you think he is winning, he is being sued by so many people, different organizations, SDNY is breathing down his neck and his kids, he has accomplished nothing….still waiting for health care, infrastructure, how about cyber security….ohhh wait he needs Russian help to win again so let’s just take that right off the table. Immigration, he has killed 7 children. 7 children dead, in our custody! So that’s winning?

    • @Brian Walsh thanks dude! I am only getting you through here….I dont know why but your not coming up on my notifications….I will try and sort that out…NJ. has alot of brackish water, creeks….bullsharks like it, they hang there. Unfortunately little kids like hang in those creeks…there have been a few hits…I have felt a bad vibe on a few occasions, when I get that chill up my spine I get out of the water. Peace my friend tapping out…

    • @Michael Nolte you came into this site looking for a fight…why?

    • Downright Dutch | July 30, 2019 at 1:00 AM | Reply

      KesselRunner606 dRAT Cummings and Baltimore homeless druggetto’s 🤪 like the Pelosi CalipHate! Comey, Mueller, Schiff, Muslimbrotherhood commie Brennan, Pelosi: Biased 🤢🐽 Arrogant Russiarussiarussia Nincompoops! Fake Politicans! Picaroons! Visigoths! Caterpillars! Woodlice! Fancy-dress freebooters! Centipede Crime FBI/CIA Families! Sea-lices! Gibbering ghosts! Bootleggers! Gogglers! Villain! Aborigine! Bagpipers! Crab-apples! Aztecs! Reverse Targeting Thieves!… Et cetera!

    • Michael Nolte | July 30, 2019 at 1:11 AM | Reply

      @Kathy Weis I detest left wing idiots.

  3. Jeremy Backup | July 29, 2019 at 1:30 PM | Reply

    Trump represents all of the worst qualities humanity has to offer. And his base worships him for this fact. Jesus, that doesn’t speak well of the average Trump supporter.

    • Michael Duff | July 30, 2019 at 9:16 AM | Reply

      @dave m No the border is still the issue, it is the minorities who are fighting for open borders who are the problem.

    • Michael Duff | July 30, 2019 at 9:17 AM | Reply

      @dave m That’s because some Republicans thought distancing themselves from Trump would get them elected. There were a record number of Republicans who retired as well.

    • Philip Clarke | July 30, 2019 at 12:01 PM | Reply

      @Q Wins Well then he should do away with himself

  4. By the way people, how about a little exercise in compare and contrast: Donald Trump compared to Robert Mueller. Parents, which one would you want your children to grow up to be like?

  5. qassandraable | July 29, 2019 at 1:45 PM | Reply

    Trump should know. His son in law Jared Kushner owned a large number of apartment complexes in Baltimore and incurred hundreds of citations for rodent infestations.

    • Downright Dutch | July 30, 2019 at 10:02 AM | Reply

      orphan 200 So? who cares, Hitler was a socialist, and he loved it, he said. Trump was a dRAT, but we live NOW! Millions of Americans, like Trump, changed because a hatred, KKK, godless party…. it even almost doesnt exist anymore! 🇺🇸🤣🤣🤣🤣

    • Philip Clarke | July 30, 2019 at 11:09 AM | Reply

      @G Sterling Racism is very real in this country..sad but true…if you deny that then you are in an alternate universe….as are all Trump supporters

    • @orphan 200 you are going beyond the scope of the article and my comment. For clarity, no one the owns thousands of rental units because the property managers do not tell them. The code violation go the office address and is addressed to the property management company. No matter where you are that is the path. The housing discrimination is not part of the article so don’t respond to me with your gripe. Reading comprehension please.

    • @Larry Ames There is not one thing going on with trump org that he does not know about. Land lord is ultimately responsible for his property.

  6. Alexander Ingraham | July 29, 2019 at 1:45 PM | Reply

    YES! We need to start ignoring Trump more! And frame it as ignoring because it will drive him insane.

    • @Tazinova So let’s see Hillary is ..Hmm Hillary or Trump. Thank you I’ll stay with Trump.

    • Its only the left who’s obsessed with race; its all they have left as their intellectually bankrupt ideals have been proven folly wherever they are put into practice. When Dem pols run on their leftist ideas, as they will soon learn, they lose tenfold. They must divide and create false victims. The last two generations of Heartland America long ago left the race divide behind.

    • Downright Dutch | July 30, 2019 at 12:59 AM | Reply

      Alexander Ingraham dRAT Cummings and Baltimore homeless druggetto’s 🤪 like the Pelosi CalipHate! Comey, Mueller, Schiff, Muslimbrotherhood commie Brennan, Pelosi: Biased 🤢🐽 Arrogant Russiarussiarussia Nincompoops! Fake Politicans! Picaroons! Visigoths! Caterpillars! Woodlice! Fancy-dress freebooters! Centipede Crime FBI/CIA Families! Sea-lices! Gibbering ghosts! Bootleggers! Gogglers! Villain! Aborigine! Bagpipers! Crab-apples! Aztecs! Reverse Targeting Thieves!… Et cetera!

    • Downright Dutch | July 30, 2019 at 12:59 AM | Reply

      MAGA KAG 2020 WINWINWIN! TRUTH!

  7. They are two things:
    They are who trump is.
    They are a campaign stratergy.

  8. Commodore RuhRoh Raggy | July 29, 2019 at 1:50 PM | Reply

    The short answer is YES, Trump is ALWAYS campaigning. Self-promotion is all he knows. It’s in his DNA.

  9. Autocrats have been dividing up societies since the beginning of time in order to gain a perceived advantage over their own inadequacies and stupidity.

  10. Dondatta Ford | July 29, 2019 at 1:57 PM | Reply

    The strategy here is take people off the Mueller investigation or outcome

    • wandering spirit | July 29, 2019 at 7:08 PM | Reply

      Trump wins, Mueller loses. No collusion,no crime, no obstruction.
      Time to wake up and move on.

    • Velociraptor 1961 | July 29, 2019 at 10:36 PM | Reply

      That is true he is deflecting his not so good outcome which is fine..But playing race division game will not go well, most notably with bodies laying all around..VERY DANGEROUS GAME…

  11. Marc St.james | July 29, 2019 at 2:08 PM | Reply

    stop covering his godamned tweets!

  12. Margaret Bray | July 29, 2019 at 2:09 PM | Reply

    Looks like to me he don’t like America the way he talking about these states he are the one that making us look bad

  13. Sterling Pound | July 29, 2019 at 2:47 PM | Reply

    Yeah, he talks a lot about rat infestation where Jared Kushner’s company owns a lot of “slum” properties.

  14. James Longie | July 29, 2019 at 2:51 PM | Reply

    Hang on tight people, unfortunately, he’s only getting warmed up, wer’ e in for a wild ride

  15. BlackHoodProductions | July 29, 2019 at 3:07 PM | Reply

    The Russians are sitting back laughing and thinking this couldn’t have gone better.

    • @Steve Hanson LOL…and the best part: Germs like you would be sent back to where you came from: Europe or may be somewhere you relate more with: North Korea. The country needs to be clean and hygienic you know to function properly…or it’d get sick like right now.

    • Yes, yes and YES!!!!! We are in trouble if the Democrats don’t get to the bottom of this. It makes me sick to know someone, not just anyone, but our enemy has been given the keys to our house and comes in whenever he wants to. Trump needs to resign. Put major pressure on Trump and he will flip and snitch on himself.

    • @billy john Whatttttt!????

  16. Russell Newton | July 29, 2019 at 3:07 PM | Reply

    You think his racist remarks maybe a campaign strategy ? Is he that clever 🤔……. no he’s just a racist trying to appeal to his base.

  17. Tessmage Tessera | July 29, 2019 at 3:27 PM | Reply

    *I believe that regardless of anyone’s personal politics, on election day most Americans will not vote to re-elect a president that they feel ashamed of.*

  18. Trump’s main character trait is hatefulness. When he feels insecure, he doubles down on hatefulness. It is not a strategy. It is a knee jerk stimulus/response mechanism.

  19. ‘Beware False Prophets…….’
    You would think these poor and ignorant Evangelicals would actually read their Bibles they punch every day.

  20. Correction:

    Only the sane voters voted against this corrupt fascists clown in the 2018 midterms!

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