The liberal media have used President Trump's tweet announcing that "when the looting starts, the shooting starts" as the latest excuse to compare him to the late segregationist leader George Wallace. Appearing on The Last Word With Lawrence O'Donnell Friday, Joy Reid proclaimed that Trump "essentially challenged sort of a George Wallace." She also compared Trump to "one of the most violent police chiefs in America," adding: "that's who Donald Trump relates to. That's who he speaks like. He speaks like George Wallace." Two hours earlier, on All In With Chris Hayes, the eponymous host also invoked a Trump-Wallace comparison. Not surprisingly, one of the President's strongest critics, CNN's Jim Acosta also compared Trump to the late segregationist presidential candidate, describing his choice of words as "steeped in all kinds of ugliness, the Miami police chief back in 1967 when there was unrest in that city, he used that same expression. George Wallace, the segregationist, used words to that effect in 1968. So, this is an expression that is steeped in a lot of ugliness and hatred from the 1960s."
MSNBC, CNN Compare Trump to George Wallace