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Errin Haines, editor-at-large for The 19th, and historian Michael Beschloss discuss the parallels between the United States in 1968 and now. Haines also discusses her new column on Atlanta's history of success and compromise and the 'pandemic within a pandemic'. Aired on 06/01/2020.
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78 Comments on "Parallels Between ’68 And Now, And A Pandemic Within A Pandemic | Morning Joe | MSNBC"

  1. De quoi tu as besoin | June 1, 2020 at 11:07 AM | Reply

    Trump’s so bad he makes Nixon look good. That’s pretty bad.

    • Basit Adebayo | June 1, 2020 at 7:20 PM | Reply

      Trump his bad on every level..

    • Richard Nixon’s Top Domestic and Foreign Policy Achievements vs. Trumps

      In 1973, President Nixon ended the draft, moving the United States Military to an all-volunteer force.

      Nixon founded the Environmental Protection Agency in 1970 as a response to the rising concern over conservation and pollution. The agency oversaw the passage of the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and the Mammal Marine Protection Act.

      Nixon ushered in a new era of judicial restraint by appointing four Supreme Court Justices: Chief Justice Burger, Chief Justice Harry Blackmun, Chief Justice Lewis Powell and William Rehnquist, who was later appointed to Chief Justice by Ronald Reagan.

      Nixon dedicated a $100-million to begin the war on cancer, a campaign that led to the creation of national cancer centers and antidotes that helped fight the deadly disease.

      Nixon opened the doors for women in collegiate sports when he signed Title IX in 1972, a civil rights law preventing gender bias at colleges and universities receiving Federal aid.

      Nixon initiated and oversaw the peaceful desegregation of southern schools.

      Nixon welcomed the astronauts of Apollo XI home safely from the moon and oversaw every successful moon landing while in office.

      A great proponent of the 26th Amendment, Nixon lowered the voting age from twenty-one to eighteen, extending the right to vote to America’s youth.

      Nixon authorized the joint work between the FBI and Special Task Forces to effectively eliminate organized crime, resulting in over 2500 convictions by 1973.

      Nixon became the first President to give Native Americans the right to tribal self-determination by ending the policy of forced assimilation and returning their sacred lands.

      In 1972, President Nixon participated in the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) with Soviet Secretary General Brezhnev as part of an effort to temper the Cold War through diplomatic dètente.

      Nixon signed the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty, helping to calm U.S.-Soviet tensions by curtailing the threat of nuclear weapons between the world’s two superpowers.

      President Nixon was the first President to visit the People’s Republic of China, where he issued the Shanghai Communiquè, announcing a desire for open, normalized relations. The diplomatic tour de force brought more than a billion people out of isolation.
      Nixon signed the Paris Peace Accords in 1973, ending U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.

      In 1969, Nixon announced a groundbreaking foreign policy doctrine that called for the United States to act within its national interest and keep all existing treaty commitments with its allies.

      Nixon established a new relationship with the Middle East, eliminating Soviet dominance in the region.

      In honor of the POWs returning home from Vietnam, Nixon hosted the largest reception in White House history.

      In reaction to the oil embargo of 1973, Nixon initiated Project Independence, which set a timetable to end reliance on foreign oil by 1980.

      In 1970, President Nixon avoided a second Cuban Missile Crisis involving the Soviet submarine base by adhering to his policy of hard-headed dètente, an active rather than passive form of diplomacy.

      During the 1973 Yom Kippur War, Nixon supported Israel with massive aid, which Prime Minister Golda Meir later said saved her country.

      And all they remember is watergate.

      Donald Trump accomplishments…

    • De quoi tu as besoin | June 1, 2020 at 8:45 PM | Reply

      @garyoa1 Thanks for sharing that! I really appreciate all the scholarly information. And it is true that Nixon supported Israel in the Yom Kippur War.
      In regard to Watergate, Shakespeare might have said it best:
      “The evil that men do lives after them;
      The good is oft interred with their bones.”

      Stay safe, my friend!

    • shannon mcgilvray | June 1, 2020 at 8:50 PM | Reply

      @David Hatchell hahaha! Please enlighten us.

    • shannon mcgilvray | June 1, 2020 at 8:55 PM | Reply

      @David Hatchell hahahaha! You are so blatantly obvious!

  2. Lienard Brigole2 | June 1, 2020 at 11:09 AM | Reply

    TOTAL CASES 1.900.000 USA 🏠🏠🏠🗽🗽🗽

  3. Wascally Wabbit | June 1, 2020 at 11:10 AM | Reply

    Hard to mourn 100,000 when every minute is consumed by surviving Toxic Trump and Republicans willful ignorance

    • David Gainey | June 1, 2020 at 11:46 AM | Reply

      Good maybe you liberals will all die the next 4 years of trump

    • The murder was in a Democrat run city. Check out why the demo DA did not take out this murder cop on the last 16 complaints, governors control the state. Obama could not do anything on this either, the toxic is at state level

    • Democrats fell for 27 tailored documents from the Hillary Campaign paid foreign agents, 128 dropped inquiries, and 6 investigations that found nothing. That’s willful ignorance.

    • Tommy Thompson | June 1, 2020 at 12:19 PM | Reply

      Right! Your like the coward on the Titanic that grabs a child to get on the life boat. As this country self destructs (If your even American) you’ll be singing a different tune. You along with other will be fighting Mika and Joe to get one of those children. It’s coming!

    • David Gainey Trump will be in prison in 2021

  4. Nancy Chandler | June 1, 2020 at 11:12 AM | Reply

    I am definitely feeling the parallel between 68′ and now. The People have risen against the bigoted Trump Administration.

    • @David Hale All you state is true but it is much more complicated.

    • Icecreamassassin | June 1, 2020 at 9:03 PM | Reply

      @Russian Bot Yeah that’s the GOP you described right there… tRump’s party

    • Icecreamassassin | June 1, 2020 at 9:06 PM | Reply

      @Russian Bot More mirror gazers here folks just like Donnie; every word out of their mouths is a condemnation of their own actions, just passively projecting their own sins on everyone else. It’s too clear you don’t actually know enough about history to qualify to argue anything about the black condition in this country. I guarentee you don’t even believe in the concept of black privilege and (probably) think the Holocaust is a hoax too. You guys are so predictable.

    • Icecreamassassin | June 1, 2020 at 9:07 PM | Reply

      @Tommy Thompson TLDR: blah blah blah… thanks everyone, they’ll be here all week 😉

    • Tommy Thompson | June 1, 2020 at 9:27 PM | Reply

      Icecreamassassin keep fanning the flames! I assure you this will not be good!

  5. Let’s see if President Hunker in the Bunker crawls out of his hole today.

  6. Diana Strong | June 1, 2020 at 11:23 AM | Reply

    Trump is an impeached, corrupt Grifter keeping his tax returns secret! *DON’T* allow a lawless WH criminal to play the law & order, nazi supremacy card!

    • Diane that kind of rhetoric is exactly why we have what we have today fortunately it’s mainly the Democrats

    • Diana Strong | June 1, 2020 at 11:42 AM | Reply

      VOTING is the best protest. Nazi supremacists are gleeful that black citizens are dying! They exploit riots to spread fear, division + COVID19 maliciously. Stay SAFE at home & *vote!*

  7. It’s crazy how the threat of a pandemic isn’t really stopping anyone. I won’t sit here and say shame on them when other people were protesting against the stay-at-home orders.

    • Icecreamassassin | June 1, 2020 at 9:00 PM | Reply

      Difference is that black people in america have been fighting this fight for over 400 years. Those rust belt morons are crying about being deprived of their bad haircuts for a couple months. It’s a real powder keg situation here. Centuries of bigotry and oppression catalyzed by a pandemic and a continued pattern of GOP lead “Southern Strategy” demonization of black people over the last 50 years with very little change and a regressive administration lead by a racist is all too much. Only so many straws before it breaks.

  8. the name trump is condemned into history forever

  9. Gopher Facts | June 1, 2020 at 11:31 AM | Reply

    Been watching Ken Burns’ The Vietnam War’ and got to 1968 the other day: it showed deep polarisation, clashes between police and demonstrators and it was mind-boggling to know I could watch the exact same thing happening on live TV. Only difference seems to be this hideous virus. And oh the incumbent (LBJ) decided not to stand for re-election…

    • supernumery | June 1, 2020 at 3:27 PM | Reply

      Let’s not forget that Lyndon Johnson did more to emancipate African Americans than anyone since Abe Lincoln. Viet Nam was his downfall, his tendency to believe anything his war hawk advisors ended him. At heart he was a good and decent man caught up in dreadful circumstances. Trvmp is an evil man using the US as a latrine.

    • Gopher Facts | June 1, 2020 at 4:20 PM | Reply


  10. Notice the ENTIRE GOP has gone into hiding. LOL. Incredible.

    Moscow Mitch. MIA. Leningrad Lindsey. MIA.

    • Safety First | June 1, 2020 at 3:45 PM | Reply

      Now you all caught the Virus this weekend How Funny 😂

    • Jacqueline Klein | June 1, 2020 at 4:52 PM | Reply

      They adjourned last week without voting on the next stimulus package. Moscow Mitch said there was no rush.

    • Jacqueline Klein | June 1, 2020 at 4:54 PM | Reply

      vet 4855 l would just love to see McConnell addressing the protesters in person and not on the news. But then again those are the people who elected him FIVE times. It’s what happens when you fail to fund the education system. Keeps them ignorant so he can continue his reign of terror.

    • Safety First | June 1, 2020 at 5:51 PM | Reply

      Well Porky Pelosi wants too much PORK!

    • @Safety First STFU you Repug troll!!!

  11. The entire educated world: 2+2=4
    Trump supporters: FAKE NEWS!!!!

    • Sachin Ace feeling sorry for all deluded deplorables with blinkers. No respect for you in the sane world. You fully deserve this “ president”.

    • Philip Merewood | June 1, 2020 at 7:54 PM | Reply

      It is time to heal now and some truth and reconciliation is needed!!!!
      The US can’t pretend these problems in society are due to new bad actors(Antifa) or a few bad apples(Police) or can be papered over by the use of new improved language(political correctness) to paste over ever stretching divisions every election cycle. It is time for some hard truths to be answered and only that way will the U.S. be admired as a beacon of truth liberty and happiness .

    • Chicano 4 Trump | June 1, 2020 at 9:26 PM | Reply

      Hey smart guy you notice it’s all in liberal states

    • Sweeeaaarrrr😒😒😒

    • @Chicano 4 Trump The lies you tell, I’m in Texas, one of the most red and racist states, and the are here in Houston and Dallas……..learn something and keep up😒😒😒

  12. Kofi Prempeh #ADOS 2020 | June 1, 2020 at 11:41 AM | Reply

    I was born in Clayton, Alabama and I remember Black men being lynched near my town by a white mob. My mother told me about many Black men and boy being murdered by white mobs and thugs. No one was charged and went to jail.

    • Stephen Henion | June 1, 2020 at 12:30 PM | Reply

      I am So Sorry. There are Many people who Carry that Pain.

    • Amanda Reiche | June 1, 2020 at 2:08 PM | Reply

      Same in southeast Texas — Vidor is the perfect example (did you take down those billboards, yet?)

    • supernumery | June 1, 2020 at 3:30 PM | Reply

      And still they try everything to prevent black people from voting. After this, America needs to renew and repair and if cannot, it’s over. The American Empire is only a little older than 100 years.

    • @Amanda Reiche l

    • @supernumery 655554433221124556677778889 67949A 9008753889542422421Zzz zzz rombutthi samiuyyparlaitt

  13. I think Atlanta mayor be VP Biden should pick her as his running mate

  14. Gary Witherspoon | June 1, 2020 at 12:03 PM | Reply

    Trump and the Republican Party’s judicial and economic fascism ignited these flames. Police and military beware your allegiance to the right wing authoritarian fascist regime within the current power structure. Trump and his Executive Branch RICO operation must leave office now.

  15. madboyreadynow28 | June 1, 2020 at 12:07 PM | Reply

    I agree with Nixon. Joe Biden should repeat that speech and say it’s time for new leadership. Donald Trump has failed as a leader.

  16. Nixon wasn’t a crazy fascist like that thing we have the White House.

  17. Stephen Henion | June 1, 2020 at 12:33 PM | Reply

    Nixon the “Liar”.
    Wow… We are still on the downward spiral.
    Please America, remember who you are!!! BLUEWAVE 2020🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  18. 2020 is going to be very long hot summer.

  19. Gypsy Julie | June 1, 2020 at 1:24 PM | Reply

    Proud of all these protesters! Glad to see the white youth stand with blacks.

  20. White Jesus | June 1, 2020 at 2:48 PM | Reply

    BREAKING: Man who thinks a mask makes him look weak is now hiding in a bunker.

    • Gnirol Namlerf | June 1, 2020 at 10:37 PM | Reply

      White: Hiding from his own people because he is unable to lead them or even have a dialog with them so that they feel they are being respected by him. No respect coming from the White House = no respect directed at the White House. When you feel you have nothing to lose, when you have been treated like your life has no value while those of people of the dominant group do, you really don’t have much reason for being peaceful. You are mistreated whether you are peaceful or not. Forget about the political calculation of how this rioting is going to help Trump and his enablers in the fall. That is hardly on the minds of the looters. That’s what the president should be mulling over. How could this minority of the protesters get to a point where nothing matters any more? What can he do to remedy that? Instead, he worries only about his own safety, his own money, his own reelection, the respect shown to him, when he is supposed to be serving all 330 million American people, not himself.

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