Barnicle: ‘We have never been here before'

“Joe, this is a sobering and necessary discussion that we’re having right now. I would submit that we, as a country, collectively as Americans, have never been here before, where we are today. We've never been in this position. This is a country, this is a republic, created and born with the scab of racism on it due to slavery, due to people being brought to this country in chains as slaves. And every president that we have had, even many whom people disagreed with politically, including Richard Nixon, have always reverted to the principle focus of a presidency and that is to bring a country together in times of strife, in times of trouble or conflict, real or potential -- with the exception of one president, this President, the incumbent president, who goes out of his way to provoke and tear at that scab of race, to tear at that scab that creates divisions in this country rather than bringing the country together….It is up to us, as individuals, as Americans, to stand for the character, the morality and the reputation of who we are as a country and who we are as individuals; but, we have never, ever, been here before,” explains veteran columnist Mike Barnicle as the Morning Joe panel discusses the state of the country post President Donald Trump’s having referred to Haiti and African nations as "sh--hole countries" during a meeting with a bipartisan group of senators at the White House. Listen to more of the conversation here. Only on MSNBC.



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