MSNBC's Joy Reid: Conservatives Have 'Hatred' for Biden Because They're Racists
Far-left host blames racism for Republicans' criticism of 'moderate' Democrat
MSNBC's Joy Reid has claimed that conservatives have a deep "hatred" for Joe Biden because he served as vice president under America's first black president.
The divisive far-left host claims that Biden critics see him as a "hate object" due to racism because of his connection to former President Barack Obama.
She made the remarks ahead of Biden's address commemorating the one-year anniversary of the Jan. 6 riot on Capitol Hill.
The Left is seeking to promote the anniversary in an attempt to further demonize President Donald Trump and his supporters.
Reid expressed concern over "whether or not [Biden] actually can change" what she believes is the ongoing threat to democracy.
"Because unbelievably, [Biden] has become for Republicans as much of a sort of figure of hatred, a hate object, as President Obama was," she claimed.
"You know, the black president," Reid told a panel on Wednesday.
"Like, he was his vice president, maybe that’s part of it.
"I don’t know what it is," Reid added.
"But this is the like the most sort of norm, core Democrat ever.
"He’s a moderate, you know, sort of ordinary Democrat.
"There’s nothing outrageous about him, but they have cast him as some sort of demonic character."
The "ReidOut" host later asked MSNBC contributor Claire McCaskill if there was a way for Biden to "get people in this Republican cult to even listen" to him.
The former Democratic senator responded by saying "it's very hard" to convince Trump supporters that the former president legitimately lost the 2020 presidential election, declaring him "the most dangerous leader our country has had."
"He doesn't care about being aspirational or having integrity," McCaskill told Reid.
"He just cares about playing to people’s grievances.
"And this is how bad guys get power and keep it.
"And all of these folks I’ve talked to, a lot of them feel grievance…
"They are frustrated and Donald Trump mainlined that grievance and continues to this day and until we have a leader in the Republican Party who is willing to stand up to that evil, we are going to continue to be on the brink of something very dangerous for this country."