Besides claiming the Republican Party has become "pro-Putin," MSNBC host Joy Reid said during a panel discussion that the "alt-right" believes Russian President Vladimir Putin is "advancing white Christianity."
Reid, the host of "AM Joy," made her remarks Wednesday on "Deadline: White House," hosted by Nicolle Wallace, Real Clear Politics said.
Reid said her "old, cold-warrior Reaganite father must be spinning in his grave to know" that the GOP is becoming "Putinite, pro-Putin" at its base.
"And it's not just the president," Wallace said. "There are loud voices in conservative media who celebrate [WikiLeaks founder Julian] Assange, who praise just the brute strength of Putin."
"That's right," Reid said. "And for a lot of reasons, the alt-right — you know, for these sort-of weird, sort-of white nationalist reasons — they feel he's advancing white Christianity."
She said that while "Russia is an adversary of the United States" and "wants to dismantle our influence in Europe," President Donald Trump "seems to agree that we should have less influence in Europe, that we should detach ourselves from the NATO alliance. That we should even dismantle our own cybersecurity and make ourselves more vulnerable to Russia, make ourselves more vulnerable to their influence."
Reid concluded: "It's shocking to see a Republican president essentially capitulate to almost everything Vladimir Putin could possibly want — the full menu, his Christmas list of what he wants — from the United States and wants to do to us. Donald Trump wants to give him it. I can't believe it!"
(H/T: Truth Revolt)