‘Morning Joe’ closed out a full week covering President Trump’s policy of separating the families of undocumented migrant children at the U.S. border with a blunt rebuke to Trump voters: if you voted for Trump, you are a Nazi.
The comparison was made by the show’s longtime contributor Donny Deutsch.
“If you vote for Trump, then you, the voter, you, not Donald Trump, are standing at the border, like Nazis going ‘you here, you here,'” he said. “And I think we now have to flip it and it’s a given, the evilness of Donald Trump. But if you vote, you can no longer separate yourself. You can’t say, well he’s okay, but, and I think that gymnastics and I think that jiu-jitsu has to happen.”
The comparison drew no rebuke on set, which has grown increasingly comfortable name-dropping 20th-century tyrants like Hitler, Mao, Stalin and Pol Pot to articulate their disgust with Trump and his policies.
Earlier editions of “Morning Joe” this week said that the Trump administration was taking children “hostage” and Scarborough himself said that the president was “incarcerating” babies.
Trump ended the policy of family separation with an executive order on Wednesday, but questions remain about how currently separated families will be reunited.
Deutsch has long been one of the loosest cannons at “Morning Joe,” and his remarks about President Trump and his administration are in line with what he’s said. After the president insulted show co-host Mika Brzezinski, Deutsch was so outraged to the point where he said he would become physically violent with Trump if he saw him on the street.