MSNBC jumped at the opportunity to pull the race card after The Daily Caller’s Neil Munro and President Obama got into a heated exchange during the president’s White House speech on immigration earlier today.
“This is just so unprecedented and outrageous, that you have to ask the question, would the right-wing be doing this if we had a white president there?” MSNBC guest and Democratic strategist Julian Epstein asked on “Bashir Live.”
“Well, you go ahead and answer that question Julian,” host Martin Bashir replied.
So he did.
“I think it’s a vert important question because I think this is the first African-American president. We’ve never had a white president been told by the opposing party to shut up in the middle of a major address to the Congress. We’ve never had a president like this heckled so disrespectfully. We’ve never had this otherness afforded to any other president and I think the right wing has some explaining to do because to me it’s patently obvious,” he said.
Bashir was entirely on board with his guests’ assessment of the incident, apparently painting Munro as a racist who only interjected because the president is black.
“Well, Mitt Romney says nothing when a woman’s called a slut and a prostitute, so he’s hardly going to stand up and say anything to this heckler is he,” Bashir added.
Watch some of the video from MSNBC here:
Watch the full video of President Obama scolding Munro for interrupting him during his speech here.