Just as I was starting to tune in to MSNBC’s Chris Hayes more frequently—I realize this is not saying much, but these days, MSNBC’s daytime news programming is better than Fox’s—when on came a self-important creature named Olivia Nuzzi (three minutes and 45 seconds into the clip titled “The Trump Coalition”).
This affectatious Millennial cut her journalistic teeth by going public with a salacious tell-all starring … herself, of course, as the perspicacious Democratic intern. (Please don’t make me read this girl’s diarrheic, mushy, thinking-averse, pop-politics. I do enough penance for you, my reader.)
The Nuzzi tart’s attitude to Trump’s thumping majorities was that of calculated contempt. Donald Trump addresses them, she psychologized, at the level with which they are comfortable. He connects with them on a visceral, not intellectual plain (it goes without saying that Nuzzi thinks Trump supporters are truly stupid).
Nuzzi speak: “What defines these people … ” “They” [the silly people] don’t like politicians because of the way [politicians] speak. [After all, stupid people can’t grasp wonk talk like me, Nuzzi.] “Trump talks at a lower level.” That’s what these people like about him.”
Left and right, Trump has broad support among Americans. “Journalists” as young as Nuzzi ought to treat their subjects with dignity. The people she writes about know a thing or two Nuzzi doesn’t yet know and probably will never know.
If anything, Trump’s army is reciprocating; returning The Love. Donald Trump, unlike this little Lena Dunham of journalism, truly loves the Common American.
For his part, Chris Hayes, at least, thanked his pro-Trump interviewees who seemed hip to his bias, but were ever so gracious. What I heard from them was: “I like businessmen,” “I like bold,” he might fix things in D.C., “I voted for Obama twice.”
Wow, do Hayes and his hussy guest have a handle on this complex and oddly marvelous uprising (not)!