MSNBC host Joy Reid on Wednesday evening addressed her latest on-air controversial comments that have been perceived by some as Islamophobic — stopping quick of apologizing, however admitting to improperly framing her query.
Reid took warmth after her Monday present when she alleged President Trump’s of “radicalizing” his supporters in a similar way to “how we speak about the best way Muslims act.”
“When leaders — let’s say within the Muslim world speak quite a bit of violent speak and encourage their supporters to be keen to commit violence together with on their very own our bodies in an effort to win in opposition to whoever they determine is the enemy, we within the US media describe that as they’re radicalizing these folks, notably after they’re radicalizing younger folks. That’s how we speak about the best way Muslims act,” Reid mentioned Monday.
“While you see what Donald Trump is doing, is that any completely different from what we describe as radicalizing folks?” she then requested.
On Wednesday’s present, Reid revived the subject and took situation with some of the net backlash she obtained, earlier than hanging a extra empathetic tone.
“If Trump was a Muslim chief, not the chief of the Christian proper, how would we within the media describe what he’s doing?” she mentioned. “I requested that query on Monday and there was quite a bit of dialog, notably on-line, after the phase aired, some of which was frankly not in good religion.”
“However some of the conversations mirrored the real emotions of individuals who have been subjected to the type of stereotyping that I described and who take issues like this to coronary heart as a result of of it. And we must always all be delicate to that and I actually ought to have been delicate to that.”
Reid then concluded her present by admitting the unique framing of her query “clearly didn’t work.” Her Monday comments, she added, have been “not precisely essentially the most clever manner of asking that query.”