MSNBC: Target Trump Donors With Pitchforks and Torches


On Thursday, MSNBC host Chris Hayes agreed with a guest on his show, Elie Mystal who said that Trump donors should be met with pitchforks and torches.

“People of color are already targets under this administration,” Elie Mystal said to Hayes. “I have no problem with shining the light back on the donors who fund this kind of racialized hate. I go farther, I want pitchforks and torches outside this man’s house in the Hamptons.”


“I’ve been to the Hamptons, it’s very nice, but there’s no reason why it has to be,” he added. “There’s no reason why he should be having his nice, little party. There’s no reason why people shouldn’t be able to be outside of his house and making their voices peacefully understood that they reject this stuff.”

Mystal’s comments were directed towards billionaire Stephen Ross who recently held a fundraiser for President Trump’s re-election campaign.

“Totally,” Hayes agreed. “There have been peaceful protests outside [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell’s house and I imagine there will be peaceful protests outside [Ross’s house]. Again, it’s all speech.”

The protests outside of McConnell’s house were anything but peaceful. The demonstrations were caught on camera shouting death threats. One liberal even screamed “just stab the motherfucker in the heart.”

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“Trump is a bigoted demagogue and we all kind of know that. These people should be ashamed of supporting him. Right? Like, at this point you should basically only be able to contribute to the Trump campaign with bitcoin,” Mystal stated. “But Equinox man is holding an ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ party and he’s surprised the people are getting up in his grill.”

“We know that there is no constitutional way to put pressure on these people’s exercise of their money as speech, but there’s darn sure social pressure that we have barely tried,” he continued. “It’s time for us to start trying at least.”

Hayes went on to state how Republicans are warning of the “slippery slope” that comes with the growing politicization of consumer decisions along with certain donors.

“They don’t want free speech, they want consequence-less speech, and that is what we cannot continue to allow them to have,” Mystal said. “The way you avoid the slippery slope is don’t support people who cage children. Don’t support people who are racist bigots.”

“What we’re asking for is not actually all that much,” he added. “So, I don’t really worry about the slippery slope because I feel like if we have collective action, collective social pressure on our friends, and families, and uncles, and whatever, to stop supporting this ridiculousness, that we will actually get somewhere.”



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