During a recent segment on MSNBC, Wapo writer and political analyst Eugene Robinson called for members of the “Trumpist cult” to be “deprogrammed.”
“It’s absolutely true the differences between the white citizens councils and the Klan back, even in the days of Jim Crow. The klan was lower income, the white citizens councils were the Josh Hawleys and Ted Cruzes of their day,” Robinson said.
“Here’s the situation, though. We have — there are millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans who somehow need to be deprogrammed,” he continued.
“They’re…it’s as if they are members of a cult, the Trumpist cult and they have to be deprogrammed. Do you have any idea how we start that process? Much less complete it?” he asked.
MSNBC's @Eugene_Robinson: Trump supporters need to be "deprogramed."
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"Let's question their motivation… We can see it in what's the most cynical opportunism on the part of Senator Hawley and Senator Cruz… who joined in this unconstitutional, illegal effort to try to overturn a free and fair election" – @Eugene_Robinson w/ @NicolleDWallace pic.twitter.com/aUC9GD97Kh
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