If you had “within the first hour” in the “when will the press compare President Trump to Hitler” pool, I have great news for you. You just won big thanks to Chris Matthews of MSNBC.
Trump said the two words during his speech that MSNBC is loathe to hear: “America First.” Not just code for “white people” apparently, but actually “Hiterlian” says Matthews. Watch:
“When he said today ‘America First’ it was not just the racial, I mean the, um, I shouldn’t say racial, the Hitlerian background to it. But it was the message I kept thinking, what is Theresa May thinking this morning, when she picks up the papers and goes ‘My God, what did he just say, he said America first, what happened to the special relationship?’ What if you’re Putin? You’re probably pounding the table saying “that’s what I’ve been saying, Russia first. Russia first.’ The, this whole bullying message to him.”
Racial, Hitlerian, and even Putinesque. He even throws Great Britain in the mix. All this terror over the words “America First.”
Pursuing the interests of the nation over which you preside is, you would think, a pretty standard point of view. And while “America First” in Trump-ese often refers to terrible trade practices, it’s hardly the stuff of Hitler or Putin.
MSNBC is over the edge over Trump. If this is their STARTING point, one can only imagine what new heights (or depths) of hysteria they’ll reach by a few weeks from now.