Scarborough: ‘Lock Her Up’ Chants Evidence Of An ‘Ethnic Cleansing Of People Who Do Not Support Our Sides’

(Breitbart) – Friday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” host Joe Scarborough followed up on a rant from the network’s Donny Deutsch drawing parallels between President Donald Trump and his supporters, and Nazi Germany.

The “Morning Joe” host called the “lock her up” chants from Trump rallygoers in Greenville, NC on Wednesday night “ethnic cleansing.”

“I think there’s been a hesitation to draw parallels,” he said. “I will say that again, you always want to be careful, and people say we should never draw parallels between the presidency or any political party and fascism. I must say the chant the other night was the first of its kind that I can remember in my lifetime. I think if somebody that is critical of you or critical of me for suggesting that this sounded like a rally in Germany in the early 1930s where people were chanting ‘send them back, send them back’ when there were actually citizens of Germany, and in this case, citizens of the United States of America.”

“If there is a better analogy for those who want to be critical today, I would love to hear it because I am — you know, I’m a very optimistic guy. Mika will tell you she finds it maddeningly — just tiresome how optimistic I am,” Scarborough continued. “But unlike a lot of the Republican members of Congress, I can dismiss Donald Trump, some of the stupid things he says. I can say, well, you know what, the voters, they’re going to have their say a year from now. But when thousands of Americans and the audience chant ‘send her back’ to a member of Congress because of her color, because she’s a Muslim, or just as frightening — Lindsey Graham says, ‘Oh, it’s because she doesn’t support Donald Trump.’ We are now talking about an ethnic cleansing politically — an ethnic cleansing of people who do not support our sides.”

Flashback: Joe Scarborough On Ilhan Omar 9/11 Debacle: We Don’t Want Our First Muslim Woman To ‘Blow Up Politically’

MSNBC’s Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough had an interesting take on Thursday’s show about the controversy regarding the dismissive comment by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) about the Islamist terror attacks on September 11, 2001 that Omar made to a CAIR meeting on March 23: “Some people did something”.

Scarborough tried to support Omar, but he brought up the cliche of the Muslim suicide bomber instead.

In true Scarborough fashion, rather than taking Omar to task, Scarborough put the onus on a Republican Congressional critic of Omar to set her right. Scarborough, himself a former GOP Congressman from Florida, criticized Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), a wounded veteran of the war on terror that proceeded from the 9/11 attacks, for tweeting at Omar rather than talking to her personally.

Scarborough expressed his belief that it is important for Omar to succeed adding, “We don’t want one of our first Muslim, women, Americans to, to, to, to blow up politically like this.”

Video and transcript via Newsbusters:

JOE SCARBOROUGH: You know, Dan Crenshaw did a great job reaching out to SNL.

WILLIE GEIST: Pete Davidson.

SCARBOROUGH: Pete Davidson. And he was tweeting about this yesterday. I didn’t quite understand that, because he works with her. Walk across the aisle, and just sit down.

It’s so important, I think personally, for her to succeed, right? There have been some missteps. But there’s something much bigger here, like going on. We don’t want one of our first Muslim, women, Americans to, to, to, to blow up politically like this. And I just wish he’d walk across the aisle and go, hey, let me tell you, this is why this is going to be offensive to some people and I understand how you feel about Israel but just can we just talk regularly about this?

Omar played the victim with Crenshaw over his criticism, with Crenshaw responding Wednesday.