MSNBC's Joy Reid explains how the so called “alt-right,” Gamergate, and men's rights movements are all tied to the same ethos under Trump

From the October 27 edition of MSNBC's Deadline: White House:

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JOY REID: I'm glad you started with that horrific, gross, Access Hollywood video because I think in a lot of ways, we talk about the Trump era as this sort of moment when white nationalists and the so-called “alt-right” have felt free to let their freak flag fly --

NICOLE WALLACE (HOST): It's that, too.

REID: Yeah, it's that too, but people forget that the “alt-right,” so-called, dovetails with a couple of things, one being the Gamergate movement, which was about harassing women who were in the gaming industry, and there's also a venn diagram with the so-called “men's rights movement” and this “alt-right” white nationalist movement, so that they are all of a piece. They are this Sebastian Gorka, sort of, “the alpha male is back,” -- that's tied in to the same ethos that elected Donald Trump.

It wasn't just about white Americans saying “Enough with the diversity and multiculturalism. We want our guy in the White House to represent us” sort of symbolically in the White House. It was also about men saying “We want to go to the Mad Men era. We're tired of women trying to assert themselves as essentially being our bosses, and our president.”


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