NBC’s Joy Reid: The idea that Trump “cannot unambiguously denounce Nazism is extraordinary”

NBC’s Joy Reid: The idea that Trump “cannot unambiguously denounce Nazism is extraordinary”

Reid: “There is no way … the American people could have contemplated that their president could not unequivocally condemn David Duke and Nazis”

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From the August 13 edition of NBC's Meet the Press:

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JOY REID: Donald Trump failed sort of the fundamental test of leadership, and this was an easy test for any president of the United States to clear. This is the country that heroically swooped in during World War II. The idea that a president of the United States cannot unambiguously denounce Nazism is extraordinary, and Donald Trump has placed himself in a history. There is no way that I think the American people could have contemplated that their president could not unequivocally condemn David Duke and Nazis. And he couldn't, and he didn't.

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