[See NewsBusters for more.] After President Trump returned to the White House on Monday evening, MSNBC and CNN hosts and guests alike got their talking points aligned to compare Trump's appearance on the Truman Balcony to Benito Mussolini.
It began on MSNBC's The Reidout where host Joy Reid declared, "This is a Mussolini moment, Donald Trump who looks like he has make up on which means somebody had to get close enough to make up his face with his favorite orange patina. He’s standing there as if he is a member of the old Russian tsar family. I don’t know what that’s supposed to be, I guess it’s his sort of discount [Brazilian President] Bolsonaro."