Donald Trump on Wednesday called for the firing of MSNBC host Joy Ann Reid for her ‘xenophobia and racism’ after she angered many by comparing radicalized supporters of the president to ‘the way Muslims act.’
‘Like Fredo at Fake News CNN, the very untalented Joy Reid should be fired for this horrible use of the words “Muslim Terrorists”.’
The president continued: ‘Such xenophobia and racism on MSDNC. Anyone else would be gone, and fast!!!’
‘MSDNC’ is commonly used to denigrate the left-leaning cable network MSNBC as a propaganda tool of the Democratic Party.
The acronym DNC stands for Democratic National Committee.
Donald Trump (left) on Wednesday's called for the firing of Joy Reid (right) after the MSNBC host was accused of Islamophobia when she compared the president's supporters to 'the way Muslims act' during her nightly newscast on Monday
‘Like Fredo at Fake News CNN, the very untalented Joy Reid should be fired for this horrible use of the words “Muslim Terrorists”.’ The president continued: ‘Such xenophobia and racism on MSDNC. Anyone else would be gone, and fast!!!’
House Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Democrat who represents the fifth congressional district in Minnesota and is a Muslim woman who immigrated from Somalia, refused to accept the president's 'fascist solidarity'
Trump’s tweet about ‘Fredo’ is a reference to Chris Cuomo, the CNN prime time host and brother of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, also a Democrat.
Fredo is a derogatory nickname taken from the Godfather movies in which a family-run crime organization employs a dim-witted, incompetent brother named Fredo Corleone.
Chris Cuomo has been caught in secret recordings, lamenting and denying apparent rampant rumors of sexual misconduct in a phone conversation with President Donald Trump's disgraced former attorney Michael Cohen.
The tapes were revealed on Tuesday by Fox News host Tucker Carlson. They have prompted calls for Chris Cuomo’s dismissal.
Reid was been accused of Islamophobia after her comments on Monday, which were made during her new 7pm show, ReidOut, as she discussed the murder charges against Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha and political violence in Portland.
'When leaders, let's say in the Muslim world, talk a lot of violent talk and encourage their supporters to be willing to commit violence including on their own bodies in order to win against whoever they decide is the enemy, we in the U.S. media describe that as they are 'radicalizing' these people, particularly when they're radicalizing young people,' Reid said.
'That's how we talk about the way Muslims act,' she added. 'When you see what Donald Trump is doing, is that any different from what we describe as radicalizing people?'
Omar (above), a Minnesota Democrat, led the criticism against Reid, saying in a tweet: 'Honestly, this kinda of casual Islamophobia is hurtful and dangerous'
Omar condemned Reid's 'casual Islamophobia' and asked for an apology from the MSNBC host
Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Minnesota Democrat, led the criticism against