Joy Reid says election results show country has “a great amount of racism, anti-blackness, anti-wokeness”

Disappointed with the close election and a lack of a sweeping blue wave, Joy Reid wondered out loud if “what Trump is” is more like the American character than “people ever want to admit.”

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Speaking to Rachel Maddow, Reid said “I think even though we intellectually understand what America is at its base, right? That there is a great amount of racism, anti-blackness, anti-wokeness, this idea that political correctness is some scheme to destroy white America, right?

She continued “We know what this country is, but still part of you, I think part of your heart says, you know what, maybe the country’s going to pay off all of this pain, the children that were stolen with a repudiation. And as the night wore on and I realized and it sunk in, okay, that’s not happening, we are still who we thought, unfortunately,” Reid added.

“It’s disappointing. And I emerged from this disappointed,” she added.