Donald Trump Remarks Aid White Supremacists’ Political Ambitions | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC


NOW.>>GOOD EVENING. THANK YOU. MUCH APPRECIATED. THANKS TO YOU AT HOME FOR JOINING US THIS HOUR. IN 1924 THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY NEEDED TO PICK A PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE TO RUN AGAINST CALVIN COOLIDGE. THEY KNEW IT WAS GOING TO BE HARD. COOLIDGE WAS FAIRLY POPULAR. HE HAD BECOME PRESIDENT WHEN WARREN HARDING KEELED OVER AND DIED IN OFFICE. AS PRESIDENT COOLIDGE WAS PRETTY WIDELY LIKED, HE WAS OVERSEEING A PRETTY GOOD ECONOMY, RUNNING BASICALLY AS AN INCUMBENT TO TRY TO HOLD ON TO THE SEAT. AND THE DEMOCRATS KNEW THAT COOLIDGE WAS GOING TO BE HARD TO BEET IN 1924. BUT THE DEMOCRATS HEAD INTO THEIR CONVENTION THIS YEAR, IN THE HOT SUMMER OF 1924 INTENDING TO PICK SOMEBODY TO RUN AGAINST COOLIDGE AND THEY AT LEAST FELT LIKE THEY HAD A COUPLE OF GOOD CANDIDATES TO CHOOSE BETWEEN. THIS IS A TIME WHEN THEY CHOOSE THEIR NOMINEES AT THE BIG MEETING OF THE NATIONAL PARTY. WHEN THE DEMOCRATS CONVERGED IN THE SUMMER OF 1924 THEY KNEW THEY HAD TWO FRONT RUNNERUNNERS A DEMOCRAT NAMED AL SMITH. GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK AT THE TIME. AND WILLIAM GIBBS McDUE. HE WAS ORIGINALLY FROM TENNESSEE, ULTIMATELY BECAME A SENATOR FROM CALIFORNIA IN THE WOODROW WILSON ADMINISTRATION. HE WAS SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY AND HE PULLED OFF THE MAJOR CUE OF MARRYING PRESIDENT WILSON’S DAUGHTER WHILE WILSON WAS PRESIDENT AND McDUE WAS SERVING AS THE SECRETARY OF TREASURY. THEY HELD THE WEDDING AT THE WHITE HOUSE. IT WAS A BIG DEAL. MACK KA DUE IS THE SON-IN-LAW OF THE FORMER PRESIDENT, A FORMER TREASURY SECRETARY, A SENATOR, VERY RICH WITH TIE TO THE WEST AND THE SOUTH, VASE CHAIRMAN OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. VERY VERY VERY WELL CONNECTED. AND IN FACT THE LAST TIME DEMOCRATS NEEDED TO PICK A PRESIDENTIAL CAN DATE FOUR YEARS EARLY IN 1920, THEY VERY NEARLY PICKED McDUE. THEY MIGHT HAVE DONE BETTER WITH HIM IN 1920 THAN THE GUY THEY ULTIMATELY PICKED AND LOST. AL SMITH HAD A GOOD SHOT OF GETTING THE NOMINATION BUT WILLIAM MACK KA DUE WAS IN GOOD STEAD TO. HE HAD ONE ACE IN THE HOLE. A SECRET WEAPON. WHICH IS THAT HE ALSO HAD THE KLAN. THIS WAS 1924, KU KLUX KLAN WAS ABSOLUTELY ASCEND ENT IN THE 1920s. THE FILM CAME OUT AND SWEPT THE NATION, HELPING TO REVILIFY THE KLAN IN THE OLD DAYS. THE KLAN GOT MORE WIND IN THEIR SAILS WHEN THEY BECAME ONE OF MAJOR POWERS PUSHING FOR PROHIBITION. LOOKING BACK ON PROHIBITION, IT SEEMS LIKE U ONE OF THE MORE UNLIKELY THINGS IN AMERICAN HISTORY WE EVER WOULD HAVE DECIDED, TO BAN ALCOHOL AS A COUNTRY, REALLY, WE DECIDED THAT? BUT AN UNSUNG BUT IMPORTANT PART OF WHY THAT HAPPENED WAS THE KLAN SUPPORTING PROHIBITION. AND BY THE TIME THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY WAS MAKING THIS HARD CHOICE OF WHO TO PICK TO BE THEIR NOMINEE FOR PRESIDENT IN 1924, THE KLAN THOUGHT IT SHOULD HAVE A SAY. THE KLAN WAS BIG ENOUGH, CONFIDENT ENOUGH, WIDE SPREAD ENOUGH IN TERMS OF THEIR REACH THAT THEY THOUGHT THEY SHOULD GET TO MAKE THE CALL FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE. AND THE TWO FRONT RUNNERS WERE THAT GUY WILLIAM GIBBS McDUE AND AL SMITH. AND FOR THE KLAN THAT WAS AN EASY PICK WAS AL SMITH WAS A CATHOLIC. AND THE KLAN WAS AS ANTI-CATHOLIC AS THEY ANTI-SO MET TICK AND ANTI-BLACK. THE KLAN WENT ALL IN FOR WILLIAMS GIBBS McDUE. AND THE KLAN WAS CENTRAL TO THE FIGHT FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION THAT YEAR. AN ANTI-McDUE DELEGATE FROM ALABAMA OF ALL PLACES PUT FORWARD A PLANK FOR THE PARTY PLATFORM THAT YEAR THAT WOULD HAVE CONDEMNED THE KLAN. THE FIGHT TO APPROVE THE ANTI-KLAN PLANK FOR THE PARTY PLATFORM ABSOLUTELY CONVULSED THE CONVENTION THAT SUMMER. THEY WERE LITERALLY FIGHT IN THE AISLES. THEY AT ONE POINT CALLED IN A THOUSAND POLICEMEN TO BREAK UP THE BRAWLING ON THE FLOOR OF THE CONVENTION. ULTIMATELY THE ANTI-KLAN PLANK AND THE PARTY PLATFORM, IT WAS VOTED DOWN. IT WAS VOTED DOWN BY ONE VOTE. POLITICO.COM DID A RETRO REPORT ON THIS A LITTLE MORE THAN A YEAR AGO AND RESURFACED THIS HEADLINE, ANTI-KLAN PLANK LOSES BY 541 AND 3/20thS OF A VOTE TO 542 3/20ths OF A VOTE. RIOTOUS SCENES MARK THE ROLL CALL. BEDLAM OVER THE KLAN. SECOND POLL IS REQUIRED TO SETTLE THE QUESTION ON THE KLAN QUESTION. AND IN THE CHART THERE IN THE THIRD COLUMN, IT’S THE LIST OF ALL OF THE PEOPLE AT THE CONVENTION AND WHO VOTED HOW ON THE KLAN PLANK. IT WAS THAT BIG OF A DEAL. FAILED BY ONE VOTE. AND WHEN THE ANTI-KLAN — SO THE PRO-KLAN SIDE WON, RIGHT? WHEN THE ANTI-KLAN PLANK LOST BY THAT ONE VOTE, 20,000 MASKED HOODED CLANSMEN RALLIED ACROSS THE HUDSON RIVER IN NEW JERSEY TO MARK THE MOMENT. THEY DIDN’T THINK THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO RALLY IN NEW YORK, NOT WITH THEIR ROBES AND MASK. THEY CROSSED OVER TO NEW JERSEY AND SHOWED FORCE, 20,000 OF THEM. THEY HAD AN EF GI OF NEW YORK GOVERNOR AL SMITH AND THEY BEAT IT UP AND TORE IT APART. BUT THEN THE CONVENTION HAD TO MOVE ON TO PICKING ITS NOMINEE, RIGHT? YOU GOT TO PICK THE KLAN CANDIDATE, THE CANDIDATE THAT WAS CLEARLY FAVORED BY THE KLAN AND WOULDN’T DENOUNCE THEM OR SAY A WORD AGAINST THEM AT A CONVENTION THAT COULDN’T APPROVE AN ANTI-KLAN PLANK OR ARE YOU GOING TO PICK THE CATHOLIC GUY, AL SUBMIT. IF THAT’S THE SPLIT IN YOUR PARTY, HOW DO YOU BRIDGE THAT KIND OF SPLIT? FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY THAT YEAR IN 1924 THEY COULDN’T BRIDGE IT. THEY STARTED BALLOTING, THEY STARTED TAKING VOTES ON WHO THE DELEGATES WANTED TO BE THEIR NOMINEE AND HONESTLY THEY COULDN’T GET THERE AND THEY COULDN’T GET THERE AND THEY COULDN’T GET THERE. THAT CONVENTION DRAGGED ON AND ON AND ON IN THE JULY HEAT IN MADIMADISON SQUARE GARDEN. THAT THING WENT ON FOR 16 DAYS WITH THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN THERE AND NO AIR CONDITIONING AND THE FIGHTS AND THE COPS AND THEY KEPT GOING BALLOT AFTER BALLOT AFTER BALLOT. FAMOUSLY THAT ONE ULTIMATELY WENT TO 103 BALLOTS. A RECORD. AND IN THE END THEY COULDN’T DECIDE. THE DEMOCRATS FINALLY IN THE END, EXHAUSTED, THEY PICKED NEITHER OF THEIR TWO CANDIDATES. THEY DID NOT PICK WILLIAM McDUE NOR DID THEY PICK AL SMITH. THEY ENDED UP THROWING IN THE TOWEL, PICKING SOME OTHER GUY NAMED JOHN DAVIS WHO NOBODY KNEW AND BASICALLY HAD NO CON SFICH THEY WERE SPENT WITH THEIR FIGHT OVER THE KLAN AND WITH THE KLAN THAT SUMMER IN NEW YORK. THEY RAN THAT GUY JOSH DAVIS, HE GOT TROUNSED. COOLIDGE WON THE ELECTION, SWORN IN IN MARCH OF 1925 AND THE KLAN, HAVING FLEXED ITS MUSCLES THAT WAY IN NATIONAL POLITICS IN THE LEAD UP TO THE ELECTION, COOLIDGE WASN’T THEIR GUY. THEY WANTED A DEMOCRAT IN THERE. BUT THEY DECIDED THAT ONCE COOLIDGE WAS IN THERE, IT WAS TIME FOR THEM TO MAKE ANOTHER SHOW OF POLITICAL POWER. AND THIS TIME THEY DIDN’T WANT TO MAKE IT WITHIN ONE POLITICAL PARTY, PARTICULARLY A POLITICAL PARTY OUT OF POWER. THIS TIME THEY WANTED TO FLEX THEIR MUSCLES ON THE NATIONAL STAGE. THIS PICTURE IS FROM AG 1925, DURING THE FIRST YEAR OF CALVIN COOLIDGES PRESIDENCY AFTER THE ELECTION OF 1924. MICHAEL BESHLASH TWEETED THIS OUT TODAY. THOSE ARE KLAN ROBES, THE KU KLUX KLAN MARCH IN FULL HOODS AND ROBES MARCHING IN PENNSYLVANIA IN 1925. THEN A YEAR LATER THEY DECIDED TO COME BACK AND DO IT AGAIN, THIS TIME, EVEN BIG IR. IN THE FALL OF 1926, SEPTEMBER OF 1926 THE KU KLUX KLAN HELD THEIR NATIONAL CONCLAVE IN WASHINGTON, D.C., SECOND TIME THEY RALLIED THOUSANDS STRONG IN D.C. IN TWO STRAIGHT YEARS. WHEN THEY TURNED UP IN 1926 THEY TURNED OUT 50,000 MASKED ROBED KLANSMEN WHO MARCHED IN FORMATION IN WASHINGTON, D.C. NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES I’VE SEEN THESE PICTURES, NO MATTER HOW MANY TIME I’VE GONE THROUGH THE PICTURES, I HAVE A HARD TIME BELIEVING THAT THAT SHOW OF KLAN FORCE IN WASHINGTON, D.C., I STILL HAVE A HARD TIME BELIEVING IT’S REAL. BUT THAT WAS REAL. 1926. 50,000 KLANSMEN MARCH IN WASHINGTON, D.C. THE FOLLOWING YEAR IN 1927 THERE WAS A KLAN RALLY AND MARCH IN NEW YORK CITY. IT STARTED OFF WITH A GROUP OF FASCISTS, BLACK SHIRTS WHO CLASHED WITH NEW YORK CITY POLICE AND THEN THAT MELEE WAS JOINED BY ABOUT, ACCORDING TO NEWS COVERAGE, BY ABOUT A THOUSAND KLANSMEN WHO TURNED OUT IN NEW YORK, IN QUEENS, TO MARCH AGAINST THE POLICE. THE “THE NEW YORK TIMES” PUBLISHED AT THE TIME SOME OF THE TEXTS OF THE HANDBILLS THAT THE FLYERS THAT THE KLAN WAS DISTRIBUTING AT THE TIME EXPLAINING WHY THEY WERE MARCHING, WHY THEY WERE RALLYING. THE HEADLINE ON THE FLYER SAID AMERICANS ASSAULTED BY ROMAN CATHOLIC POLICE OF NEW YORK CITY. THAT WAS THE EXPLANATION FOR WHY THEY HAD TO MARCH AGAINST THE POLICE. SO IN MAY OF 1927 A THOIS KLANSMEN AND SOME ASSORTED FASCISTS MARCHED IN QUEENS IN NEW YORK CITY AND ULTIMATELY RIOTED AND FOUGHT WITH POLICE. NOBODY WAS KILLED. THERE WAS A LOT OF NEWS COVERAGE OF IT AT THE TIME, WHICH SURVIVES BOTH FROM THE “THE NEW YORK TIMES,” FROM THE BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE, A FEW OTHER PAPERS. THE POLICE COMMISSIONER AT THE TIME MADE A POINT OF TELLING THE PUBLIC THAT THIS WAS KIND OF A LANDMARK MOMENT FOR THE KLAN IN NEW YORK CITY. IT’S NOT THAT HE DIDN’T KNOW THAT THE KLAN WAS ACTIVE IN NEW YORK CITY, IT’S JUST THAT NEW YORK CITY HAD NEVER BEFORE SEEN A THOUSAND KLANSMEN TURN OUT IN THE STREETS IN ROBES AND MASKS LIKE THEY DID IN MAY 1927. ACCORDING TO NEWS REPORTS AT THE TIME, THERE WERE SEVEN MEN ARRESTED AT THAT KLAN MARCH IN NEW YORK, ONE OF THEM WAS FRED TRUMP, THE FATHER OF DONALD TRUMP. DONALD TRUMP HAS PREVIOUSLY RESPONDED TO REPORTING ABOUT THIS INCIDENT BY SAYING IT NEVER HAPPENED, NEVER HAPPENED. NEVER HAPPENED. THE WHOLE THING IS MADE UP. BUT THERE IS CONTEMPORANEOUS NEWS COVERAGE THAT BOTH DESCRIBES AND SHOWS PICTURES OF THAT MASS KLAN MARCH, INCLUDING KLANSMEN MARCHING IN NEW YORK CITY IN HOODS AND ROBES AND HIS FATHER’S NAME DOES SHOW UP AS ONE OF THE ARRESTEES FROM THAT MARCH. AND THE SINS OF THE FATHER ARE NOT THE SINS OF THE SON. FOR ANYBODY. BUT THAT IS NOT A REASON TO IGNORE HISTORY AND PRETEND THAT EVERYTHING THAT’S HAPPENING IN OUR LIFETIMES IS HAPPENING FOR THE FIRST TIME. I MEAN WE THINK OF THE KLAN NOW IN TERMS OF ITS ROLE AS A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION DURING RECONSTRUCTION, DURING JIM CROWE, DURING THE CIVIL RIGHTS ERAS IN THE SOUTH. WE THINK OF THE KLAN AND THEIR ATTENDANT MODERN WHITE SUPREMACIST GROUPS AS A MAGNET FOR TOOTHLESS LOSERS AND CON ARTISTS AND SMALL-TIME VIOLENT THUGS AND SOME PEOPLE WHO ARE LEGITIMATE FREAKING NUTS. BUT IT’S NOT ANCIENT HISTORY TO RECOGNIZE THAT THE WHITE SUPREMACIST MOVEMENT IN THE UNITED STATES THAT PERSISTS DECADE AFTER DECADE THEIR THEIR GOAL IS NOT TO REST ON THE EDGE. THEIR GOALS AND THEIR EXPECTATIONS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN THAT THEY SHOULD EXERT REAL MAINSTREAM POLITICAL POWER. THAT THEY SHOULD GET TO PICK THE PRESIDENT. AT LEAST THEY SHOULD GET TO PICK WHO RUNS. I MEAN WHAT IS UNPREDICTABLE NOW IS THAT WE DON’T KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THOSE GROUPS GOING FORWARD NOW THAT IT’S A MODERN PRESIDENT WHO APPEARS TO BE PICKING THEM.>>WHEN YOU SAY THE ALT-RIGHT, DEFINE ALT-RIGHT TO ME. YOU DEFINE IT. GO AHEAD. DEFINE IT FOR ME. LET’S GO.>>SENATOR McCAIN DEFINED THEM AS THE SAME GROUPS –>>EXCUSE ME. WHAT ABOUT THE ALT-LEFT THAT CAME CHARGING AT THE, AS YOU SAY, THE ALT-RIGHT. DO THEY HAVE ANY SEMBLANCE OF GUILT? NOT ALL OF THOSE PEOPLE WERE NEOSENATEDIES OR WHITE SUPREMACISTS. THOSE PEOPLE WERE ALSO THERE BECAUSE THEY WANTED TO PROTEST THE TAKING DOWN OF A STATUE OF ROBERT E. LEE. EXCUSE ME. AND YOU TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF THE GROUPS AND YOU SEE — AND YOU KNOW IT IF YOU WERE HONEST REPORTERS, WHICH IN MANY CASES YOU ARE NOT. BUT MANY WERE THERE TO PROTEST THE TAKING DOWN OF THE STATUE OF ROBERT E. LEE. I NOTICE THAT STONEWALL JACKSON IS COMING DOWN. IS I GEORGE WASHINGTON NEXT WEEK AND THOMAS JEFFERSON THE WEEK AFTER? YOU REALLY HAVE TO ASK YOURSELF WHERE DOES IT STOP. BUT THEY WERE THERE TO PROTEST — EXCUSE ME. YOU TAKE A LOOK AT THE NIGHT BEFORE, THEY WERE THERE TO PROTEST THE TAKING DOWN OF THE STATUE OF ROBERT E. LEE.>>THEY SHOWED UP IN CHARLOTTESVILLE –>>EXCUSE ME. YOU HAD SOME VERY BAD PEOPLE IN THAT GROUP. BUT YOU ALSO HAD PEOPLE THAT WERE VERY FINE PEOPLE ON BOTH SIDES. YOU HAD PEOPLE IN THAT GROUP — EXCUSE ME. EXCUSE ME. I SAW THE SAME PICTURES ADDS YOU DID. YOU HAD PEOPLE IN THAT GROUP THAT WERE THERE TO PROTEST THE TAKING DOWN TO THEM A VERY VERY IMPORTANT STATUE AND THE RENAMING OF A PARK FROM ROBERT E. LEE TO ANOTHER NAME. YOU HAD MANY PEOPLE IN THAT GROUP OTHER THAN NEO-NAZIS AND WHITE NATIONALISTS AND THE PRESS HAS TREATED THEM ABSOLUTELY UNFAIRLY.>>WE’RE SAYING THAT THE PRESS TREATED WHITE NATIONALISTS UNFAIRLY?>>NO. THERE WERE PEOPLE IN THAT RALLY, IF YOU LOOK, THERE WERE PEOPLE PROTESTING VERY QUIETLY THE TAKING DOWN OF THE STATUE OF ROBERT E. LEE. YOU HAD A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THAT GROUP THAT WERE THERE TO INNOCENTLY PROTEST AND VERY LEGALLY PROTEST.>>AFTER THE PRESIDENT’S REMARKS TODAY PRAISING THE WHITE SUPREMACIST GATHERING IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA THIS WEEKEND, THIS BECAME ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE DAYS WHERE THERE WAS CONDEMNATION OF THE PRESIDENT FROM DEMOCRATS AND OBSERVEOBSER MIEMTD CONDEMNATION OF THE PRESIDENT FROM MEMBERS OF HIS OWN POLITICAL PARTY. IT WAS AN INTERESTING THING THAT HAPPENED LATE THIS EVEN, EARLY THIS EVENING WHEN SOME WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS TRIED TO DISTANCE THEMSELVES FROM THE PRESIDENT’S REMARKS AS WELL, AT LEAST ONE SENIOR OFFICIAL ANONYMOUSLY TELLING NBC NEWS THAT MEMBERS OF THE PRESIDENT’S TEAM, STUNNED BY THE PRESIDENT’S WORDS TODAY. THIS ONE SENIOR WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL TELLING REPORTERS, TELLING NBC NEWS THAT THE PRESIDENT WENT ROGUE, THAT THERE WAS NO EXPECTATION AMONG THE WHITE HOUSE STAFF THAT THE PRESIDENT WAS GOING TO MAKE REMARKS ON THIS SUBJECT AT ALL. AND AS MUCH AS SOME WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL MIGHT WANT US TO BELIEVE THAT, IT’S CLEAR THAT THAT ACCOUNT WAS NOT TRUE. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CAUGHT THIS HIGH RESOLUTION SHOT OF THE PRESIDENT FOLDING UP NOTES CLEARLY ABOUT THE WHITE SUPREMACIST RALLY AND STICKING THEM INTO HIS SUIT JACKET POCKET BEFORE HE STARTED TAKING QUESTIONS ON THIS. THE PRESIDENT WAS NOT THERE TO TALK ABOUT INFRASTRUCTURE. HE WAS OBVIOUSLY INTENDING AS WELL TO TALK ABOUT THIS MATTER TODAY. HE HAD PREPARED TO TALK ABOUT THIS MATTER TODAY. WHITE HOUSE STAFF WOULD SAY THAT THIS WAS COMPLETELY SHOCKING TO THEM, THAT HE WENT ROGUE, HE WASN’T SUPPOSED TO TOUCH THE SUBJECT. THOSE MEMBERSBERS OF THE WHITE E STAFF ARE COVERING FOR THEMSELVES AND INVENTING SOMETHING THAT HAPPENED TODAY THAT MAKES THEM LOOK BETTER THAT IS NOT ACTUALLY WHAT HAPPENED. AND THIS WAS A LOT OF THINGS TODAY. IT WAS NOT APPARENTLY A MISTAKE. IT HAS TO STOP BEING TREATED AS A SURPRISE. THIS WAS NOT THE PRESIDENT ACCIDENTALLY BLIRTING INTO SOMETHING THAT SOUNDED LIKE SYMPATHY FOR PEOPLE WITH UNPOPULATED POLITICAL VIEWS. THIS IS ON PURPOSE. THE PRESIDENT BUILDING UP AND TRYING TO CENTER UP IN AMERICAN POLITICS A LONG STANDING FORCE IN WHITE AMERICAN POLITICS AND CULTURE THAT WE HAVE BEEN TRAINED TO THINK OF AS A FRINGE THING. BUT IT DOES HAVE A VERY LONG HISTORY AND IT DOES HAVE REAL FORCE. THE PRESIDENT IS NOT MESSING UP HERE. HE DID NOT TRIP AND ACCIDENTALLY PRAISE WHITE SUPREMACISTS AND KE NEO-NAZIS WHO ACTUALLY KILLED SOMEBODY THAT WEEK. HE IS BUILDING UP SOMETHING THAT WAS A LONG STANDING FORCE FOR POLITICAL POWER AND TERROR IN THIS COUNTRY FOR GENERATIONS AND HE IS NOW DOING WHAT HE CAN TO HELP THEM COME BACK. AND PARTISAN AFFILIATIONS COME AND GONE, RIGHT? THE PARTY HAVING THE HUGE FIGHT OVER THE KLAN IN 1924 WAS THE PARTY OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT. PARTIES CHANGE, PARTY AFFILIATIONS CHANGE, IDEOLOGICAL IE LANESES COME AND GO, CANDIDATES COME AND GO TO THE POINT THAT WE CAN’T REMEMBER THE NAMES OF MOST PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES NOT TOO LONG DOWN THE ROAD IN HISTORY.STORY. WHETHER YOU VOTED FOR TRUMP OR NOT, WH YOU HAVE A PARTISAN AFFILIATION OR NOT, WHETHER YOUR OWN FAMILY HAS EVER LIVED THROUGH THE TERROR THAT IS THIS VIOLENT RACIST ELEMENT OF AMERICAN CULTURE, THIS PERSISTENT VIOLENT RACIST ALMOST IN AMERICAN CULTURE IS A REAL THING THAT WE’VE LIVED THROUGH BEFORE AS A COUNTRY. AND IT WAXES AND WAYNES BUT IT HAS NEVER REALLY GONE AWAY. AND NOW THE PRESIDENT, WORKING OVERTLY AS PRESIDENT IS DOING WHAT HE CAN TO BRING IT BACK AND BUILD IT UP. AND SO FAR HONESTLY IT’S WORKING. HEAD’S UP. THIS IS NOT A MISTAKE.




Comments
  1. It’s all about pleasing all types of voters, however, he is morally bankrupt, so it’s all about business to him, nothing is matter

  2. Those pictures are really difficult to look at. It's such a nauseating part of our history, but important to remember, especially with this administration.

  3. I disagree with Rachel . Racial hate is taught to us when we are young and are seeking attention and acceptance of our elders and role models . In most cases it is our parents who show us blind hate and gave us irrational ideals . Some towns today make sure that they control "the culture " . And that's what it is . It is a hand me down of hate that is respected more than religion ! It is pure hate and an addiction to hate and once the seed has been plant,ed , very few ever denounce it !

  4. You kept pushing your rhetoric narrative of Trump Russia collusion. That failed & your ratings plummeted! So now the FAKE NEWS MOCKINGBIRD MEDIA (how NY TIME'S just got leaked they were going back to pushing this BS attempting to link Trump to it as well), has to go back to pushing the racial divide. Why? To try to hold on to your constituents.
    Constituents who are waking up to the left's tactics & leaving in droves. They are waking up & realizing that when the puppet masters start speaking their rhetoric, they expect the parrots to start squawking what they're told.
    The Fake News on Trump is coming from what is called the Mockingbird controlled media. 90% of their reporting on him was negative. When you look up who has controlling shares into their companies like NY Times a product of Mexico. The left loves their NPC constituents who like parrots only squawk what they are told. Without putting any real thought into it. When they do start to ask questions about depths of what they are told. They are basically told, shut up, fall in line & think & act just like a parrot npc. Because if you start to have even a few different opinions, that differs from theirs. They will disown you. The left really reminds me of scientology…

  5. Just stop looking for Bigfoot riding that Unicorn. If Trump was dirty, it would have come out already. All you have is hysteric rhetoric, from your mockingbird fake news organizations. This is why their ratings are plummeting. Doubling down on nothing burgers, over and over again. Stop being their NPC parrot, squawking what you're told…
           People are waking up to the BS mudslinging, hoping anything sticks, Democrats politics. The Dems are losing their base in droves. Thus losing their power over their constituents…

  6. Trump opposes racist. The alt right are all racist right? It couldn't just happen like 1% 10% is, NO all must be right? So what is the left's called that have the black Panthers? So all the "alt left" must be racist too???

  7. This alone is a reason to make sure Trump is not reelected. He is a symbol of inequality, prejudice, and racism. It is very sad that the man doesn't know the meaning of the word racism and is incapable of seeing it with in himself.

  8. These groups have been under scrutiny to dismantling through bankruptcy, with the electoral vote to empower politically via economics through D. Trump, now being rolled back.
    Be careful what they do on YOUR NAME.

  9. Why not focused on the country,,like best farmers support ,foreign commerce, find a way to fix America's , infrastructure, it's falling apart ,ok deporting all no problem, how Americans feel to travel the world, but nobody likes you only your money ,,because of one man

  10. i agree Tikab…pretty fricken scary….im so sick of all of him…every f*** day!..Im so embarrassed for the "Office of the Presidency"…NEVER NEVER EVER vote Repub, theyre a national hate group…God Bless America!, will will resist & restore!

  11. Why do White People keep saying 'This Is Not Who We Are' .. This is exactly what AmeriKKKa has always been about … White Supremacy, Genocide , Slavery & Grand Theft .. Birth Of A Nation Was hailed as the greatest film made at the time.. Today there is a viral video of Two White Cops on Horseback leading a mentality Ill Black man down the street tied to a rope.. Statues all over the country lauding White Anglo-European Terrorists & Slave Owners. White people told the world who they were thousands of years ago, when they crawled out of caves.. White Supremacists.. Believe them.

  12. Prohibition… Let's not mention those people that went over the borders to Canada to produce bootleg.. The gangsters that ran the rat line through the US cities, especially Chicago… The monopolization of Alcohol production all over America and the World after prohibition… Let's not mention what the money was used for by the family that were designated this 'privilege and the famous Court case involving children and trafficking in New York today. It depends on who tells you history🤔 listening to insane people leave you uninformed.

  13. Meadow maybe you should pretend to be a mexican like beto or an indian like warren otherwise your gonna be white the rest of your life.
    Can you live with that?

  14. I knew 45s father was a Klan's man. Now everyone who has seen this knows as well. Dump Trump 2020🇺🇸😈🔎

  15. Bottom line an example needs to made of Trump…he so anti-American he's shocking Putin…😕 When he steps down, the payback begins on him and all his enablers..🇺🇸DUMP TRUMP 2020!!🇺🇸

  16. The fact that Trump keeps on saying he is the least racist still means he is a racist. It's either you are or you're not. It's like saying I'm just itty-bitty racist still that itty bitty means u are a racist.

  17. Rachel. THANK YOU SO MUCH shi ning light into this Klan history. America needs to see the pervasive thread of hate in its ugliness. You are vital in this country, Rachel. Our natio n needs to remember what made it great. It is found inscribed om the base of the Statue pf Liberty. And other places.
    .. ….Let's put a little love in our hearts.
    ..

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  18. An interesting note in the history of the Klan – it seems to have been invented by the Scots. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BypiLLE9ok

  19. There is none of America to wreck it is been wrecked and the laughing stock of the world😂😂😂😂😂😂😂👍🏻👍🏻🇦🇺

  20. When I pay attention to the segment that includes the Trump/reporters, ithe obvious thing is that Trump continually interrupts reporters with " excuse me, excuse me" and proceeds to then take over the platform. And no one pushes back. No one. It's exactly the way Limbaugh or O'Reilly works.

  21. Trump has hung around too many despots . And worships their so called power. Trump has no power and is weak person and a weasel. Trump will lose in 2020! The world and america will be better for it!!

  22. HEY THE CONALD FONDLE SWINDLER DORKA TRUMPET ,,,,,
    PULL THAT WIG OFF AND ILL VOTE FOR YOU ,,,,,,,,,,,
    HOPEFULLY I SURVIVE MY KNEE TAPPING GUT LAUGHING ON MY WAY TO THE POLLING BOOTH

  23. By supporting these groups he is just honouring his father and keeping his memories in his heart, a true loving son

  24. Can you imagine all them thousands of white hudded haters how they raised there kids and there kids etc .and you think Russia is the main enemy .more like enemy's WITHIN!!

  25. Did any of them nazi bast.rds grandfather fight nazism like my father bombing England to a pulp.LOCK THEM UP or they will grow from Hitler type retoric,that getting spouted.out by trump Netanyahu Bolton pompeo there mindset is the same make no mistake

  26. I love how Rachel connects the historical dots in politics to show unfortunately, we are bound to repeat the horror's of the past if we don't recognize and terminate them in the present for the sake of the future generations.

  27. YADA YADA YADA HYSTERICAL YADA YADA OVERTLY EMOTIONAL YADA YADA YADA TWISTED REALITY YADA YADA YADA TWISTED FACTS YADA YADA YADA POLARIZED NARRATIVES YADA YADA YADAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  28. democrats ARE the KKK, they founded it and support it to this day. democrats are pure evil and so are the media terrorist organizations

  29. Girl you don't understand who you're speaking out against how many black people are members of the NRA you are playing with fire

  30. Run the clip of the catholic church torturing people…like burning them at the stake…or torturing Canadas orphans in mind control experiments.

  31. Please do not replay long segments of Mr. Trump!! You are giving him a lot of publicity that way. Plus. I love listening to you but I cannot listen to Trump, so when you do this, I have to turn it off…

  32. Donald Trump must be a Klansman, because the KKK lies about their crowd size as well. That was more like 500 Klansmen not 50,000. Now we know where Donald Trump gets his exaggerating crowd size lying habit.

  33. 13:25 Donald Trump refers to non-Nazi Americans as Alt-Left, using an offended tone defending the Nazi. Donald Trump is so racist he couldn't keep it in anymore, today he has no shame hiding it, because he's losing in 2020, so what else does he have to lose. This is more than 2 years ago, and there are still Republicans insisting that he is not a racist. Amazing.

  34. As a black man this just boils my blood. Everytime a reporter brings up a valid point Trump talks over them and says "excuse me" and yammers on about good people protesting the removal of statues. Its as if he is some sort of king that must have the last word. I dearly hope this corrupt thug spends his last years in jail once he is removed from office. This is the worst President ever!!

  35. he is already a part of them. When you want to accomplish your mission you don't outright come forth. you do it gradually. This didn't start with Trump is dated back when people became relaxed on who they chose for government jobs and positions. Trump is just the way to make it popular.

  36. Why do u find it so hard to believe there are so many KKK guys? They were all hiding until Trump came along n ramped up hate n division n that has given the KKK a reason to ramp up recruitment. If Trump can't be kicked out in 2020, my bet is the KKK numbers will explode. Don't want that to happen?? Then everyone who is against the KKK better get out there n vote.

  37. yes… and they fought each other for the right to own another human being, they STOLE the land they call theirs… everyone and their dog has an AR-15… shall I go on about how much they've screwed OTHER countries ?… 😐

  38. So you are still selectively edited out where he says “I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and white nationalists because they should be condemned totally.” in the same speech

  39. Propaganda and falsehoods to indoctrinate. She lying. And trying to encourage others under control that it was so they can. NEWYORK DONT LET'EM!!!!WAKEEEE UPPPPP STAYYYY ALERTTTT.

  40. Here we go. End the russian collusion hoax and start with the white supremacy narrative!! Rachael you truly are vile! So is this sockpuppet network!! Your ratings are going in the toilet" as we can see why" divide and conquer" keep the people fighting amongst themselves" the true racist appear to be on the left" i see google has you at 572k views" manipulating algorythms much?

  41. The Democrats mentioned here were conservatives and go by Republican today, those Dems were Southern racist bigots as they are today.

  42. Maddow just one question please ….. how can you keep your job talking such utter none sense ? Even worse who are the idiots who wanna listen to your none sense ?

  43. Thank you for showing this. Because white America acts like this never happened. White America talks about how great America was as they skip over The Klan's activity. They want to use The Civil War, a black president, Oprah and Amendments to The Constitution as be happy their is no racism.

  44. The fascist uprising is the new Confederacy , and the Delusional President who's own family *( his father) has history documented in published newspapers of the day. WE STAND VIGILANT AGAINST THIS FAILED PRESIDENCY AND THE DECEITFUL TERRORISM MASKING AS CULTURAL HERITAGE. MAKE NO MISTAKE.

  45. From Honduras I watch the news and I was 💯 sure that dump either was KKK or simpatiza with them. Rachel I am speechless and made me physically I'll your report. The pictures of KKK marching legally 😭😵👎😈💀 Great report do!! Really good!

  46. The KKK are still there in Washington DC. The president is one of their members that's why he wont denounce them. Everybody knows his dad was also a member .

  47. Remember what goes around comes around. I’m from Oregon. The Klan was huge is the 1920s in Oregon!! If you wanted to run for office in Oregon and you didn’t have Klan approval, you would have lost big time!! Now we’ve got Donny courting white supremacy and saying nice things about neo Nazis. The 1920s type hatred can come back and come back fast! Trump is someone to be feared.

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