MSNBC contributor Jennifer Rubin took the media’s extreme rhetoric surrounding President Donald Trump’s recent comments about the deaths in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria to a new level on Saturday, accusing Trump of killing the victims “twice” and comparing him to Holocaust deniers.
“Donald Trump has killed those people twice,” Rubin said. “Once through neglect in oversight, and secondly, disgracing [sic] that they died at all.”
“And that’s what death denial, that’s what Holocaust denial, that’s what all these denial syndromes are all about, is killing the person twice,” Rubin said.
Rubin then pushed a baseless conspiracy theory, suggesting that Trump only wants the U.S. government to help those in need if they are “white” and they are his “voters.”
“And the reason they’re doing such a bang-up job, Katon, in North Carolina and South Carolina is because those are Trump voters, just like they were in Texas,” Rubin claimed, without providing any evidence. “If they’re not voters, and they’re not white, he doesn’t give a darn. And that’s what this is also about, these people are not recognizable as Americans, as human beings in his eyes.”