Joy Reid Slammed for Racist Tweet Assuming Looters are Black, Smearing DeSantis as ‘Segregationist’

On Saturday, MSNBC host Joy Reid took to Twitter to call Governor DeSantis a “segregationist” for warning looters in the aftermath of hurricane Iain that Florida is a “second amendment state” and that they may be risking their lives.

The governor stated on Saturday, standing against looting and affirming his commitment to law and order, even under chaotic circumstances.

“We want to make sure we’re maintaining law and order. Don’t even think about looting, don’t even think about taking advantage of people in this vulnerable situation”

DeSantis continued, saying, “local law enforcement is involved and monitoring that. You can have people bringing boats into some of these islands and trying to ransack people’s homes.”

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He then laid out his warning to looters that Reid took such issue with.

“I can tell you in the state of Florida, you never know what may be lurking behind somebody’s home. And I would not want to chance that if I were you, given that we’re a Second Amendment state.”

At no point did DeSantis mention separating or segregating anyone. What’s more, the Florida governor did not reference race. Reid, however, stretched to connect the dots to race, referencing a similar anti-looting statement made by a segregationist in the 60’s.

Suffice it to say, this Hitler-had-a-dog argument did not convince Twitter users of any wrongdoing by DeSantis and backfired on Reid.

One Twitter user noted that crackdowns on looting have long been a bipartisan affair, referencing the strict orders of Democratic governors in 2005.

It should be noted, however, that DeSantis didn’t even issue these kinds of orders, describing the risks associated with gun-carrying individuals, not threatening law enforcement.

The bulk of the blowback was on Reid for the obvious racial implications of her statement. In making the stretch to accuse DeSantis of “segregationism,” some Twitter users claimed Reid was the racist for assuming looters would be black.

Reid has not yet responded to the controversy.

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