On Thursday night, the Democrats unveiled their newest presidential PR schtick, by transforming Joe Biden into meme character ‘Dark Brandon’.
The clever ruse was meant to appeal to the vocal minority on the far left who wishes that Biden was half as enthusiastic about his party as Trump was about the GOP, and it seemed to work…until it didn’t.
Instead of wrangling the left wholesale, Biden took it too far, to a place that only the far, far, militant left resides, and the speech has been largely condemned as divisive and inflammatory outside of those circles.
But, over on MSNBC, one guest seemed to be energized by the idea, even going so far as to declare “war” on MAGA Republicans.
Appearing on MSNBC’s “The Cross Connection” Saturday, liberal internet news host Roland Martin declared that Republicans are “evil” and Democrats, like himself, are “at war” with them.Trending:
MSNBC host Tiffany Cross inspired Martin’s Saturday screed with a clip from Biden’s speech in which the president decried, without naming specific names, those Republican “public figures” that are “predicting and all but calling for mass violence and rioting in the streets” in outrage over the FBI raid of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence last month.
After playing the clip of Biden, Cross specifically insisted on calling out “mainstream Republicans,” not just “MAGA Republicans,” for echoing calls to violence. She stated, “I think that’s such a crucial point: [Trump’s] followers – Republican – mainstream, establishment Republicans are echoing these calls for violence – all but threatening it.”Advertisement - story continues below
Martin launched into his takeaway, though not before pointing out the red lighting he was using in his room during his MSNBC appearance to mock Americans disturbed by the blood-red backdrop used in Biden’s speech. “I have my red LED lighting since the Republicans are so, oh my god, upset because President Joe Biden – they claim he looked like he was in Russia,” he joked.
What came next was despicable.
He then got very serious for his next point. “Pastor Charles Jenkins has an intro to his song, ‘War,’ where he says, ‘When the enemy is coming at you, you can’t fall down, you can’t break down. This means war,’” he said, adding, “That is where we are. We are at war with these people.”
He then condemned all Republicans, declaring, “These folks are evil. They have allowed evil into their house with Donald Trump.”
Biden’s speech has prompted renewed violent threats here in the US as well, and at a time in which we’ve already found ourselves deeply divided.