On MSNBC’s afternoon show Deadline: White House, Melissa Mark-Viverito laid into President Trump viciously. The New York City Council speaker said the President was “unhinged” and “fragile.” Furthermore, given his response to the crises of hurricanes Irma and Maria, Mark-Viverito argued, the Donald is obviously — let's say it together — racist.
This isn’t the first time Puerto Rican-born Mark-Viverito has lambasted the Commander-in-Chief. Over the past two months, she has been vocal in her condemnation of his response to the crisis of devastation in her native land.
Host Nicolle Wallace opened Monday's interview with a question about Trump’s war of words with San Juan’s Carmen Yulin Cruz, which included the President’s reference to Cruz as “nasty” and his statement that FEMA couldn’t stay in Puerto Rico “forever”:
“Do you think that the island has paid a price for sort of the intensely political nature of the fight that president had with the mayor of San Juan in the days after the disaster hit?”
Mark-Viverito responded with harsh allegations against the leader of the free world:
“Everything has happened is based on the president’s response, right, that he is a fragile individual. He is very emotional and unhinged, and his response to any sort of criticism is taking it personally...And then, kind of response in kind, so I think it’s hard for some of these agencies not to kind of be responsive to their leader in that way.”
And then, the city council leader went for the jugular:
“I think also there’s the racist element here. There are policies being put in place which have Puerto Rico being treated very different than what other states have been treated.”
Wow. Mark-Viverito restated, for good measure:
“And that is, I think, also in line with the view he has of us as a people, and it’s very racist in nature, and his policies are following that lead.”
Melissa Mark-Viverito is no stranger to making accusations of racism against the President: in October, on CNN’s New Day, she called Trump not only racist but “outrageous” and “sadistic.” But the major networks can't get enough: the more guests they allow to indulge the narrative of Trump's hatred for those of darker skin, the closer they get to their leftist goals of destroying their political enemies with lies. Fortunately, those who oppose them are armed with a much more powerful weapon: truth.