Eddie Glaude: ‘What Are These People Voting For When They Vote For Donald Trump?’ | Craig Melvin

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Eddie Glaude, the Chair of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton, joins MSNBC’s Craig Melvin to discuss election anxiety and Glaude’s one big question after Election Day: ‘What are these people voting for when they vote for Donald Trump?’. Aired on 11/4/2020.
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Eddie Glaude: ‘What Are These People Voting For When They Vote For Donald Trump?’ | Craig Melvin

88 Comments on "Eddie Glaude: ‘What Are These People Voting For When They Vote For Donald Trump?’ | Craig Melvin"

  1. Batman is Mexican | November 4, 2020 at 2:05 PM | Reply

    🤔 Trump called the coronavirus outbreak a political hoax because of that now thousands are dead

    • Well, according to Trump now that it is November 4th there is no more COVID-19!
      – – – – He said that a number of times over the last few weeks.


    • watership down | November 4, 2020 at 6:04 PM | Reply

      Blaming him for the virus was the hoax. But , corrupt libs are not formal thinkers.

    • @watership down Believing Trump and his lies about the COVID-19 and believing he did the best that can be done is the delusion of the Trump acolytes,
      This would be almost over by now if Trump and his acolytes (you crazy believers in what Fox News spews out) had simply allowed the USA to follow the guidelines provided by WHO, Dr. Fauci, NIH and CDC to protect their fellow Americans rather than calling it a hoax and politicizing something as simple as wearing a mask.
      As an example of a country that responded quickly, and implemented WHO guidelines take a look at Japan:
      > they declared a partial state of emergency on April 7th and began implementing a country wide plan in accordance with WHO guidelines.
      And what did the Japanese do?
      > wore MASKS,
      > closed schools,
      > staggered commute times on public transport during peak hour times,
      > limited crowd sizes at public gathering and at some entertainment venues.

      Note:Japan never shut down the nation, and most of its clubs and restaurants remained busy.
      > In mid May they were able to lift the partial state of emergency in all but 8 prefectures.
      > Their economy is doing OK, businesses are back up and schools are open.
      And here are the numbers for Japan as of, 10/24/2020:
      > Confirmed COVID-19 Cases = 95,835
      > Confirmed COVID-19 Deaths = 1,706
      BTW – the population of Japan is roughly 130,000,000; or roughly 40 % of USA
      But the Japanese cases represent only 100(95,835/8,603,771) = 1.12 % of USA’s
      the Japanese deaths represent only 100(1,706/227,399) = 0.75 % of USA’s

      In other words if the USA had responded as quickly and implemented WHO guidelines, as Japan did, our cases and deaths would more closely be on the order of:
      > Deaths in USA if responded quickly – – -> 4,265
      > Cases in USA if responded quickly – – -> 239,587
      If you are are not up to date on the number of deaths we have in the USA, as of 10/24/2020, and are wondering how many excess deaths we have had due to the denial and delay of Trump and his incompetent administration here are the numbers for you:
      Excess (unnecessary) deaths of Americans due to Trump’s denials and delays = 227,399 – 4,265 = 223,134
      Excess (unnecessary) cases in US due to Trump’s denials and delays = 8,603,771- 239,587 = 8,364,184

      Trump, his incompetent administration and his brain-dead acolytes (like you) have caused the deaths of tens of thousands of Americans!

  2. Ill tell you what else is off the charts: Republicans cheating!!
    One person, one vote is the only way to true democracy..

  3. ღSwnsasyღ _ | November 4, 2020 at 2:06 PM | Reply

    Trump hates who they hate, that’s what they are voting for. They don’t care about the lying, the corruption and him not doing anything for the people. They care that he has hate for the “others”

    • Critter Hunter | November 5, 2020 at 3:30 AM | Reply

      You obviously don’t know world history. Why don’t you visit Venezuela for a refresher. *Daily reminder:* _”We have set up the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics.”_ *-Joe On Camera. Media:* _Crickets…_

    • @ღSwnsasyღ _Indeed my friend!

    • @jm z
      Remember who goose stepped you Nazi

    • @ღSwnsasyღ _
      You can’t be kind to these morons they only respect mendacity. They see kindness as a weakness

    • Nathaniel Hightower Hightower | November 5, 2020 at 1:43 PM | Reply

      That’s right you must understand that you can’t train the heart when I have hatred in it and those that voted for Trump has the same mindset as he has got a remember to please endorse Donald Trump I’m gonna call the police you go right ahead because your life could be snacks for you if you’re black

  4. MsRivoluzionaria | November 4, 2020 at 2:07 PM | Reply

    They vote against their interests.

  5. They are voting for fascism.

    • The issue is they don’t know what “ fascism” is….under educated

    • no no they are probably voting agains your guy and his socialist agenda isn’t it possible that they just think Biden is not as capable as you do just a thought or perhaps they think you are voting in socialism you Americans are headed for a second civil war

    • @jason well ,Biden is super capable,he already had 8 years and more in senate to prove his worth ,your trump ,as you can see is power crazy,can’t see beyond his nose and a super fascist, iguess you are too ,if not you will have some dignity and remember your god given conscience.

  6. I’m with Eddie Glaude. America, what have you done? Trump *did* expand his base with hate, grievance and resentment. How can that happen? What is wrong with people?

  7. It is horrifying. The ignorance of people who are in bed with this grifter. What’s more horrifying is the educated people who are with him. We have so much healing to do, I wonder if we will grow enough emotionally as a nation to heal in my lifetime. Right now, the future looks bleak, to me.

    • Delores Willis | November 4, 2020 at 9:04 PM | Reply

      @PantherBuddy 0 ABSOLUTELY ..HE IS RIGHT ON POINT!!!

    • Critter Hunter | November 5, 2020 at 1:59 AM | Reply

      @Jeff York Statistically there’s no systematic ANYTHING in that respect. When’s the last time you asked somebody how they feel about the crime related deaths, because it’s ten thousand times higher? You know why you don’t? Because you don’t really care, it’s just a useful political tool to you to achieve your objectives. You’re not fooling anybody.

    • Critter Hunter | November 5, 2020 at 2:04 AM | Reply

      @Segolene Baraine Really? Is he forcing things like critical race theory on our children to create hate? Is he throwing store owners in jail for trying to open their business? Is he threatening to throw church or temple goers in jail? Is he randomly attacking people on the street for wearing the hat of a political opponent? Your leftist ideology has killed more people in world history than any other form of government. It demands compliance and control. Meanwhile, capitalism has lifted more people out of poverty than any other form of economic system.

    • Segolene Baraine | November 5, 2020 at 3:21 AM | Reply

      @Critter Hunter : Come on now. I could write a whole thesis on current and historical atrocities visited upon people by both Left and Right leaning ideologies. Granted, we are human, fallible and do dumb things.

    • Critter Hunter | November 5, 2020 at 3:25 AM | Reply

      @Segolene Baraine You obviously don’t know world history. Why don’t you visit Venezuela as the latest example for a refresher. *Daily reminder:* _”We have set up the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics.”_ *-Joe Biden On Camera. Media:* _Crickets…_

  8. They hate everything America stands for so they aren’t voting FOR anything, but RATHER AGAINST, what we are supposed to be all about

    • Insightful. Didn’t think of that from that angle.

    • Michele Jackson | November 5, 2020 at 4:34 AM | Reply

      Are you an expert on Black people, and if so, how?

    • @Julie Sczesny lol I remember an American man saying last time women were told to vote trump by their husbands. Its laughable

    • At this point–12:26 p.m. Pacific time– Joe and Kamala are one state away from victory- meaning winning the necessary 270 electoral votes– a victory which is the will of the American people– when that is accomplished–that’s when the healing has to begin– we as a nation–have a tremendous amount of work to do- obviously this race should not have been this close- there’s some serious dysfunction out there among some Americans– no doubt– don’t be naive– I can live with a republican of honor and integrity– when you vote for Trump– what are you really voting for? the negative evidence against this man is overwhelming– a very selfish and narcissistic- racist– xenophobic– sexist man—- who will soon have plenty of time to play golf and tend to other business interest

    • @Harry Benoit can you tell me of the racist sexist xenophobic things he’s done?

  9. A million ballots is a lot to count in PA. Since when does the president get to have his people watch the ballots being counted. Ballot procedures hav been in place for years. Give it up Trump. Enough already!🙁

    • @Earl of Mar you do not know what you are talking about. No proof of mail in ballots being invalid. Lying Impeached felon Trump’s LIES.

    • chris maduabuchi | November 4, 2020 at 4:00 PM | Reply

      Where was the ballot until night?

    • @Earl of Mar what makes them phony?….. Trump mails his…. is his phony?….

    • Wish he was as adamant about rules and regulations and wanting to know the truth, when it came to tax law.

    • @chris maduabuchi “A big reason for the delay: Laws in each state barred election officials from getting a head start on processing and counting the record number of mail-in ballots voters used amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
      Take Pennsylvania.

      The Republican-controlled legislature refused to change state law to allow county election officials to start processing mail-in ballots until 7 a.m. on Election Day. That left local election officials with mountains of absentee ballots to process and count on top of the in-person vote cast on Tuesday. “

  10. You are so right. America is no longer leader of the free world, at least not morally. I’ve observed America, as a foreigner, I’ve given up defending her in arguments with others.

    • You are absolutely right about America. The only thing America is leading herself into being just another shithole country.

    • The point is, America never was. It’s a lie and always have been.

    • as an American, you are right

    • At one point you could say that American ideals is what we exported in leading the world. However, those ideals are not remotely what we have tried to live up to in the last 4 years. This is exactly how you get a Hitler or Mussolini.

    • I think I’m more stressed about the constant ” leaders of the free world” leader of what, poorly trained military that can’t shoot a barn door if it was one metre in front of them. The reckless training that has cost lives, not just US lives, but this is never discussed because America is so great, so beautiful. Or the fact they’re so many rules taken away from Americans (which half can’t see) that most, if not all westernised countries don’t share the same strict rulings. I’ve lived in many countries (yes the US is on the list) and America is not very free by a long shot. Sorry.

  11. Peter Mogensen | November 4, 2020 at 2:17 PM | Reply

    Half of them are voting for a conspiracy theory. The other half use him as a big middle finger everything.

  12. They are voting for the culture of racism and exclusion

  13. Well spoken
    What are rTump voters voting for.

  14. Dolores Krisky | November 4, 2020 at 2:25 PM | Reply

    So sad that there are so many mean spirited, hateful Americans.😥

    • @dfctomm I was born in New York….so I’m a born citizen..I’m a combat vet…so that’s a double ticket to be here…What about you?….what have you contributed to the US of America…apart from your selfish stupid comment…thanK goodness no more chumP…but I suggest make a change and treat everybody with dignity and respect…it’s never too late to change and make a difference….thank you Sir.

    • White Egret Security | November 4, 2020 at 8:36 PM | Reply

      @Joshi Joshi thank you for your service, very well said

    • @Joshi Joshi It doesn’t matter a hill of beans what you are. All that matters is if you make sense. Right now you’re claiming that white Americans hate you and wish ill upon you because you’re black, and that all your life those same white people have worked against you to make your life unbearable, but you refuse to leave them.
      You expect us to believe that? Are you some type of a missionary? What is much more likely is that you’re life has been fine, even if you’ve been somewhat inconvenienced by being a member of the minority population, but now you’re grasping at ways to extort cash and prizes out of the majority population.

    • @Joshi Joshi said: “Did you just notice that…as a latin who been most of my life here it’s”

      that’s confusing. It looks like you’re trying to say that you’ve spent most of your life here, and if that’s so it’s certainly implied that you weren’t born here. If English isn’t your first language then the minor errors are certainly understandable, but you’re statement is still misleading.

    • Yes, liberalism truly is a mental disorder

  15. Staying in a toxic relationship rather than admit a mistake .

  16. I am equally stunned, angered, & anxious. Cannot take another 4 years of Trump.

  17. What it proves is just how racist and selfish half of America is

    • Yes, liberals are incredibly racist. It’s disturbing.

    • Well, not compeletely. I understand the anger but it is important to continue on with a level minded perspective and try to see all the issues for what they are. Fear being a big one,a lot of people are afraid of the cutural change, a lot of single issue votes like on abortion, the hispanic vote in Flordia is b/c a lot of people mistakedemocratic policies with sociallism (which it is not) but that is the Cuben rebuke of socialism. People being told to vote on cannidates based on their policies and not on the cannidate’s character though Presidents can’t change or make laws and so on…

      Regarless of who wins. If we want to reunite we are going to have to lead it. This means that we will have to be patient with people and try to understand where they are comming from and move forward from there.

    • @jhuh24
      Can’t we simply ship them all to an island?

    • @John Deegan Lol. No, I think we need to pay attention to these reasons, and the system that we have. Maybe consider a 3 or 4 party system? ( I don’t know if that will work out well.) Regarless, if we don’t pay attention it will just happen again.

      Don’t loose faith in people though, I don’t believe that everyone who sided Republican have forgotten what the values of our country should be. I think a lot of people voted for many different reasons.

    • Cornelius Coble | November 5, 2020 at 3:18 PM | Reply


  18. jimmyvegas1000 | November 4, 2020 at 3:35 PM | Reply

    He is right when say’s it’s about selfishness. Greed is the crime.

    • Imagine if everyone acted for the good of everyone, that’s a strong, powerful country, a world leading country

  19. I agree. It’s painful, disgusting, frightening, overwhelming. I’m a native Texan, white, female, 65 years old. I respect and love my fellow human beings and my planet. I fear for the future of my children & grandchildren.

  20. ” the real story here isn’t about black men it isn’t about Latino voters, the real story is those white voters”
    *THANK YOU!!!*
    So sick and tired of the “Blame black and brown” movement at the end of elections when we need to ask “why do whites loves racism, bigotry, corruption, and divisive rhetoric?”
    Anyone else notice the anchor showing his frustration his narrative was dashed towards the end of the video?

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