The controversial host opened Wednesday’s edition of the ReidOut by attacking the holiday and its traditions – as millions of Americans prepare to spend time with their loved ones for the festivities.
Woke presenter Reid said for millions of Americans, Thanksgiving is a day of cherished tradition – but she bashed the beloved holiday, saying in fact it was based around a series of ‘historical inaccuracies.’
‘A simplistic fairytale interpretation of a 1621 encounter between indigenous tribes and English settlers that erases the genocide that followed. It’s the truth that Republicans want banned from our textbooks.’
MSNBC’s Joy Reid has attacked Thanksgiving calling it a ‘simplistic fairytale’ based on a lie Republicans rely on to cover up America being founded on ‘genocide’
Reid went on to say that Republicans ‘desperately’ want to keep this ‘secret’ because America is in fact a country ‘founded on violence.’
She added: ‘Our birth was violent, in 1619, a ship with more than 20 enslaved Africans landed in Virginia ushering in two centuries of American slavery that left millions in chains or dead.’
‘When those humans in bondage were finally free, a terrorist organization that was a card-carrying member of polite society the Ku Klux Klan picked up where the civil war ended.’
Amid her attack on America’s favorite holiday, Reid added that ‘using violence to maintain white supremacy the Klan and its ilk’ remain active in the United States.
‘As Americans we continue to choose violence, we are a country that chooses violence over and over again. There is no facet of American society that is untouched by it.’
While some supported her views, praising the host for her ‘truth telling’ – the majority slammed Reid’s dispirited comments, which she made just hours before families are expected to spend the beloved holiday together.
Reid began her journalism career in 1997, and in July 2020, MSNBC announced that Reid would host a new Washington-based weeknight commentary show, The Reid Out, in which many of her controversial comments have been aired
While some supported her views, praising the progressive host for her ‘truth telling’ others slammed Reid’s comments calling out her ‘hate’ for the United States
President of News Cycle Media and Breaking News editor at DC Examiner Jon Nicosia called Reid ‘American hating’ and tweeted: ‘America-hating, talentless homophobe with bad hair.’
Others questioned Reid’s analysis asking whether Americans could ‘enjoy anything’: ‘Are we not allowed to enjoy anything?’
One twitter user said: ‘Joy has nothing if she can’t race bait. Sad’
Another said: ‘Your racist venomous poison is affecting your ability to distinguish between your rhetoric & reality. Get help!’
In March, Reid faced backlash for on-air comments criticizing the media’s coverage of the conflict in Ukraine, a topic she says is being elevated above wars involving ‘brown and black’ people around the world.
Reid argued that Americans only care about the war because Ukrainians are ‘white and largely Christian.’