Saturday on MSNBC’s AM Joy, host Joy Reid and Minnesota Atty. Gen. Keith Ellison compared the protesters against stay-at-home orders to the Confederacy and claimed Trump is “literally willing to sacrifice the lives of Americans for personal gain.”
“When you hear Donald Trump talking in this sort of faux-Confederate language about these lockdown orders – which are meant to save lives – and you see people with these instaprotests, paid for by activists for the super-rich, egging on this kind of activity that could get violent, what does that say to you?” Reid asked.
“It says to me that the President is willing to risk the lives of people who believe in him so that he can have advantages like re-election and things like that,” Ellison replied. “He’s literally willing to sacrifice the lives of Americans for personal gain and that’s deeply disturbing to me. It’s not new. How many people who fell on the Confederate side owned massive plantations? Not that many. They bought themselves out of having to fight for their slavocracy, that poor whites died for them and so, you know, it’s not a new story, right?
The protesters weren’t violent or racist, but that’s the Narrative leftists like Ellison and Reid collude to push.