Joy Reid is covering for Chris Hayes on All In this week. Joy Reid is one of the few MSNBC on-air people who actually asks tough questions and talks about important issues in a serious fashion. So when she had Marco Gutierrez, the founder of Latinos for Trump, on the show Thursday night, she held his feet to the fire on Donald Trump’s recent mind-blowing anti-immigrant speech.
Gutierrez, who sounds like he has eaten a whole mouthful of Sarah Palin word salad, gave a pretty weak performance. For one thing, he pulled numbers out of… well, let’s say a dark place. He told Joy that 40% of Latinos support Trump. She was having none of that. “I don’t know where you got that data from” but it’s way off, she shot back.
When Joy asked Gutierrez why he supports Trump’s immigration policies, he really showed how unprepared he was to deal with a real question. First, he quoted Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan (seriously) by saying that “the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.” Then another platitude, “Different time, different problems.” He eventually stumbled onto the idea that “we have problems.”
Joy asked him, “What problems? What problems are you talking about?”
At this point, Gutierrezz began to babble and, as we all know, that leads to saying something stupid. And it did in this case, as well, giving us one of the phrases sure to go down in history with this weird election:
“My culture is a very dominant culture. And it’s impulsing [sic] and it’s causing problems. If you don’t do something about it you’re going to have taco trucks on every corner.”
— All In w/Chris Hayes (@allinwithchris) September 2, 2016
This led to Joy’s sputtering, “What?!” And everyone watching had the same reaction. Twitter lit up with comments, both funny and sad:
.@allinwithchris can we bump up Korean immigration so we can get galbi taco trucks on every corner
— (((Popehat))) (@Popehat) September 2, 2016
— TheAfrocentricAsian (@jmood88) September 2, 2016
— Corinne Marasco (@CorinneAM) September 2, 2016
— Carlata (@Bobo95846102) September 2, 2016
— Sol Robinson (@SolJewasaurus) September 2, 2016
— Carolyn (@cemdynasty) September 2, 2016
Marco Gutierrez just sold his own culture down the river to stand with a pendejo like Donald Trump. He ought to be ashamed but Trump supporters have no shame, something which we are shown every day.
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