(Tea Party PAC) – After all this time, the left still doesn’t get that it’s their hysterical hyperbole about the Trump presidency that has driven so many supporters right into his arms.
These supporters, MSNBC’s Malcolm Nance just wildly asserted, should be likened to ISIS members, because that’s rational.
National security analyst Nance, appearing on Hardball with Chris Matthews, made the comparison on Tuesday between “true believer” Trump supporters and members of the Islamic State, asserting that they are “very similar.”
The discussion surrounded the House Democrats’ impeachment quest, and Nance made his assertion in response to his colleague, network contributor and Obama-era official Ned Prince, who had said that Trump’s inner circle will run “fast in the other direction” if it would be politically expedient to do so.
“I’ve seen a lot of phenomenon [sic] in my life. I’ve seen a lot of operations,” Nance responded. “You know, the behaviors that I am seeing here, and this is anecdotal, are very similar to the way that ISIS members are. They are true believers — and this is their reality and they will not surrender it. You know, they’re dead-enders.”
Neither Matthews, Price, or the third panelist, Washington Post reporter Ashley Parker offered any pushback to this outrageous claim.
On the contrary, Matthews closed out the segment by praising Nance for his opinion, glowingly stating “Malcolm, I love your attitude. As we say in Philly, you got it. Thank you for coming on tonight.”
This isn’t the first time Nance has offered up such outlandish conspiracy theories. In the past, he suggested that there were white supremacist “food soldiers” who interpreted President Trump’s words as “subliminal orders in their head” (what in the actual ****) following the back-to-back shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio this summer.
“These people feel that they are the foot soldiers and executors of what the disenfranchisement that the white race is feeling, and Donald Trump is giving them subliminal orders in their head,” Nance said at the time. “They are no different than the mobilized, self-starting, self-radicalized terrorists of ISIS here in the United States and Europe, who take cars and drive down streets. It’s just that they have a permissive environment in which they can get firearms and go out and attack their perceived enemies.”
And just this week, Nance made headlines for standing behind MSNBC’s Joy Reid’s debunked claim that hackers had placed homophobic statements on an old blog of hers.
“I am a former cryptologist from the National Security Agency. If there is anything that I personally can assure you as an American citizen, it’s that there is nothing in this world that is digital that cannot be manipulated,” Nance told New Yorker over the weekend.
“Clearly there is a Discredit & Humiliate campaign afoot. Apparently all progressives are secretly anti-gay bloggers. This has Wikileaks & AltRight written all over it. Expect more” — he added. “Yeah, I stand by that.”