‘Morning Joe': Howard Dean Compares Trump Election to Kent State Shootings (Video)

“The Trump election, I think, was in a sense, their generation’s Edmund Pettus Bridge or Kent State,” says former Vermont governor

Former presidential hopeful Howard Dean compared President Trump winning the election to the massacre that occurred at Kent State on Friday morning.

“I’m hoping the next presidential candidate is under 50, or at least under 55, in our party. We have go to transfer this over to the next generation,” said the former Vermont governor. “The Trump election, I think, was in a sense, their generation’s Edmund Pettus Bridge or Kent State. Their principles have been violated as a whole generation, but they’re going to have to fight through this by themselves.”

The Kent State shootings occurred in 1970 when the Ohio National Guard killed four students and wounded nine others while the unarmed victims attempted to protest the Vietnam War.

The failed presidential candidate, who was famously mocked for screeching during a primary rally in 2004, compared Trump winning an election to the murder of four innocent protestors. Seriously. Nobody on the panel immediately checked him on it.

Willie Geist led the show as Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski were out on Friday.

Dean went on to discuss that he isn’t confident that Democrats will win the 2020 election despite Trump’s unpopularity.

Check out the video above.