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.”
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.