Trump’s Racial Attacks Backfire Amidst George Floyd Case & FBI Criticism | The Beat With Ari Melber

Trump’s Racial Attacks Backfire Amidst George Floyd Case & FBI Criticism | The Beat With Ari Melber 1


The murder trial for the officer who killed George Floyd is renewing attention on civil rights and Republican racial attacks from Nixon to the Trump era. The new film "Judas and the Black Messiah" tackles some of these issues, profiling Black Panther leader Fred Hampton and how stories about him downplay legally dubious tactics used by law enforcement. Shaka King, the director of the film, and Grammy-winning singer H.E.R., who composed a song for the film, join MSNBC's Ari Melber to discuss. Aired on 03/09/2021.
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Trump’s Racial Attacks Backfire Amidst George Floyd Case & FBI Criticism | The Beat With Ari Melber

93 Comments on "Trump’s Racial Attacks Backfire Amidst George Floyd Case & FBI Criticism | The Beat With Ari Melber"

  1. eltham treehugger | March 9, 2021 at 10:59 PM | Reply

    Power to the people and equal justice for all

    • eltham treehugger | March 10, 2021 at 1:16 AM | Reply

      @Guillermo Rosell I’m afraid you are right. Justice in USA means who you know? What resources you have? And worst, what colour is your skin!?!?

    • Kathy Mullins | March 10, 2021 at 7:01 PM | Reply

      @Guillermo Rosell Mot is just a spam bot. Report it as spam so YouTube will finally get rid of it

    • does that include Trump and his supporters or are we especially excluded?

    • eltham treehugger | March 10, 2021 at 11:56 PM | Reply

      @7Roeth what part of “equal justice for all” don’t you understand?
      In the real world, there are facts and truths and the law, just as long as you don’t think of having an opinion means facts or choosing your own “alternative facts” or having your own rules and behave like you are above the law, then we will get on just fine. Otherwise, we can’t even have a conversation when one party is not anchored to common respect of facts, law and earth 1

    • @eltham treehugger justice in the United States is Who has the big $$$$ OJ Simpson. And other rich people of all natonitionities and race.
      If you poor you going to jail. No matter natuonality or race. Get it right

  2. Johnny English | March 9, 2021 at 11:03 PM | Reply

    Richard Nixon: Elected twice.
    Ronald Reagan: Elected twice.
    Bill Clinton: Elected twice.
    George W. Bush: Elected wice.
    Barack Obama: Elected twice.
    Donald J. Trump: Impeached twice.

  3. Chauvin kneeled on the neck of an unarmed handcuffed man for more than 8 minutes, in broad daylight, in front of a crowd of people. It was a slow motion summary execution. I didn’t know George Floyd, but that doesn’t matter. Floyd was our fellow American citizen, and what happened to him, should matter to all of us.

  4. Don Phillips | March 9, 2021 at 11:32 PM | Reply

    Trump loves the uneducated- HIMSELF!

  5. Dan Ozmatlan | March 9, 2021 at 11:47 PM | Reply

    To understand another is to walk in their shoes

    • Ricky Bobby Roode | March 10, 2021 at 9:52 AM | Reply

      Walk in the shoes of George Floyd’s six victims for once.

    • Old School Original Game Dogs | March 10, 2021 at 11:11 AM | Reply

      @Ricky Bobby Roode seems he served his time for any of those crimes, but in your eyes it’s ok for him to die, so then let’s hope someone worse grabs ya and takes your life, I mean in My eyes you haven’t paid for your crimes. Remember even Jay walking is a crime…

    • @Ricky Bobby Roode 🙄🙄🙄 go to your corner 👉

    • @Ricky Bobby Roode Those people are still in their shoes. George Floyd is not. You speak of his crimes, but ignore the crime done to him. You don’t stand for justice. You’re just another lyncher looking for an excuse to murder.

    • Parrish Harris | March 14, 2021 at 9:40 AM | Reply

      That’s the absolute truth

  6. Ann van de Kew | March 9, 2021 at 11:49 PM | Reply

    Trump: “I want to see Biden in prison.”
    Biden: “What on Earth gives Trump the idea that I’ll come visit him in prison?”

  7. robert caldwell | March 9, 2021 at 11:53 PM | Reply

    As a white man,60 years old, from Atlanta, I’d like to say thank you to the people of color, shout out to my home state, I see you. I hear you. I recognize your worth. We would still be under Mitch McConnell’s thumb,if you hadn’t delivered the 2 senate seats in Ga.,and the Presidency in 2020. Capt.Bob, SV (Sailing Vessel) 27th Chance, Tampa Fl.

  8. William Llyod | March 10, 2021 at 12:02 AM | Reply

    I when I was a kid going to school there was a Black Panther House a couple of blocks from my and the truth where not what the the government had portray them to be

    • Lucas Lombardo | March 10, 2021 at 3:05 AM | Reply

      @Crimdor, It’s a Vietnamese food video. seriously, what are you doing?

    • Lucas Lombardo – it’s a hack and it sounds like you clicked on it

    • Richard Barber | March 10, 2021 at 9:52 AM | Reply

      @Lucas Lombardo It’s exactly what is meant by ‘spam’ and should be reported as just that.

    • Lucas Lombardo | March 10, 2021 at 11:53 AM | Reply

      @Crimdor, These videos have been popping up for a almost a year also, anyone with a brain knows that a name like that is Vietnamese

    • Helen Patterson | March 12, 2021 at 10:58 AM | Reply

      There’s always one zealot who does something stupid and everyone carries the stigma. Intelligent people know that. Mobs are easy to incite and then you’ve got infiltrators who can sabotage an entire movement. Look how BLM has been made to look bad because it challenged the status quo.

  9. We love your honesty and integrity Ari

  10. We as a country are only as strong as those most afflicted, most obstructed, most disenfranchised.

  11. Ann Williamson | March 10, 2021 at 12:41 AM | Reply

    Finally a positive movie about the Black Panthers

  12. J. N. Sloane | March 10, 2021 at 1:53 AM | Reply

    The racism that has been defeated was the easy, obvious racism. The more difficult, insidious racism is the challenge of today. I was a child of desegregation and it helped me understand and admire my Black friends. Until desegregation, I had never met a Black person and did not know anything about them. Hearing, reading, sharing their stories is the only way to fight the lies and prejudices that infect our world. Thank you for sharing this story.

    • J. N. Sloane | March 11, 2021 at 2:10 AM | Reply

      @7Roeth Prejudice, which means judging before experiencing, is wrong in every instance. I don’t understand what Mr. Trump and his supporters have to do with my post.

    • Mark Alexander-Warne | March 12, 2021 at 10:01 AM | Reply

      @Kathy Mullins Why the attack on J.N. Sloane? What did he say? He was only able to empathize when he listened to others that weren’t just like him. That is a good lesson for anyone.

    • Mark Alexander-Warne | March 12, 2021 at 10:07 AM | Reply

      @J. N. Sloane It was a great post. I am white, born in the mid ’50s and share similar experiences. I wasn’t raised in the south, but grew up in a predominately Black neighborhood. The best accident of birth I could have ever imagined. I will cherish that forever. I can’t and never will know the kind of discrimination that my Black, Hispanic and LGBT friends have gone through, but I am still trying to listen and learn.

    • @Mark Alexander-Warne, thank you. We all need good allies because the world can be a difficult place and we can help each other live better lives. Who wouldn’t want that?

    • @Mark Alexander-Warne It appears that Kathy Mullins’ comment was actually directed to Vi Trinh, whose comment might have been reported and deleted; so, I don’t believe it was meant for J.N. Sloane. Just FYI.

  13. Compare how the black panthers got treated by police how they treated the proud boys and the oath keepers on Jan 6th.
    ps: Ari is the hippest culturally informed guy on tv. Kudos to you Ari

    • misindiatify | March 15, 2021 at 7:14 AM | Reply

      @Guardian Angel you mean Flynns brother who works at the pentagon said no to the request. Fact check that!! Jeeze Louise Start using your God given brain and stop letting people tell you anything without questioning the source of the info…

    • Guardian Angel | March 15, 2021 at 6:18 PM | Reply

      @Barbara H They DID identify some antifa rioters from last summer as some of the Capitol “breechers” but that footage WON’T BE ALLOWED on MSM. Those who choose to have their mind melted on MSM after other facts have been seen, deserve what they ask for.. I hear you girl👍🏻💜

    • Guardian Angel | March 15, 2021 at 6:21 PM | Reply

      Good luck with your life 😘💜

    • @Guardian Angel now that’s laughable LOL! Guess you haven’t heard of trump? Fox? Trumpublicans? Alex Jones? Rightwing radio? Evangelicals? white supremacists? OAN? Newsmax? Qanon?
      You ever self reflect? Might see what you accuse other of. But hey good luck dealing with reality March 4th passed and trump is still the loser ex-president you know the one that LOST the election. Keep waving your confederate flag maybe if you wave it long enough blacks will be slaves again. Qanon much?
      PS my life is great I’m retired and enjoying it 🙂

    • Guardian Angel | March 16, 2021 at 5:50 PM | Reply

      @JVS 3 Glad you’re enjoying retirement. I don’t do Qanon or wave confederate flags, and it’s obvious that you don’t know who your talking about. If you voted for the puppet destroying our country (and being controlled by communists) then have a nice time with that. I for one WILL stand up for what’s right for our country (in my capacity) as a citizen. You may not want to take TOO long of a nap though….. Time’s a TICKIN’ for judgement day🙏🏻

  14. I watched a documentary not too long ago that revealed Freedom of Info Act documents obtained confirmed the CIA had the Black Panthers under investigation in the 60’s

    • That was obvious to a lot of us when it was going at.

    • Queen mommie | March 10, 2021 at 5:18 PM | Reply

      The FBI went after Billie Holiday for speaking truth about the hangings of hebrew people. Strange Fruit watch it on Hulu. It gives more insight about her life.

  15. philosophicalreason | March 10, 2021 at 5:31 AM | Reply

    Racism and racist and all the people we see today have always been around, Trump just lifted the rock.

    • philosophicalreason | March 21, 2021 at 9:08 PM | Reply

      @T. R. Campbell You forget sides switched republicans not only institutionalized Jim Crow and segregation they also institutionalized eugenics forced sterilization and many more abhorrent practices for a while. They have just as much blood on their hands.

    • T. R. Campbell | March 21, 2021 at 9:15 PM | Reply

      @philosophicalreason Blood can usually be washed off very easily.

    • Birt Poindexter | March 23, 2021 at 2:28 AM | Reply

      @Dementia- Joe and if he was melenated he would be guilty untill proven innocent. And your correct Obama lifted the rock and Trump drove the truck that was under it and park it at the white house and unleashed them on capitol hill .

    • @Arha French Hi Arha … I saw your words … Thank you for them.
      You made me feel good with them 😉
      Do that more often … the world needs it .

    • @Arha French you know what will be nice … when we get to a point we don’t have to consider what a white person is thinking about the subject at hand … and how that effects their culture.
      And I use the term culture sarcastically .
      I am white by the way. 50ish years old

  16. The reprehensible acts and behaviors we see taking place in the government and policing today are not being ignored, they’re being condoned.

  17. As a white woman that clearly remembers and participated in civil rights and anti-Vietnam protests in the 60s in Detroit and Ann Arbor, I thank the Black Panthers for their humanity. I saw their humanitarian work first-hand. White power complex does NOT want people of color to have a voice or power.

  18. So proud of my young black people. Continue the work.

  19. Mavel Valencia | March 12, 2021 at 12:22 PM | Reply

    Funny how America doesn’t teach that in school doesn’t teach very much of the real history of America. Thank you

    • Then you are sending your children to the wrong schools. This is why we send our children to private schools, where they teach the truth with no political BS

    • @Mom Of4Kids Private schools are for the privileged.

    • Keisha Williams | March 13, 2021 at 10:37 PM | Reply

      @Mom Of4Kids your comment is out of place you think people being targeted by the police and super wealthy to keep their pockets rich can afford to send their kids to an expensive private school? Also idle what private school you been to but they don’t teach it where I been I got involved in my daughter’s education and had to challenge the teacher to dispel lies and force them to tell the truth cause I taught her the truth.

    • The Man With No Name | March 15, 2021 at 7:10 AM | Reply

      The schools are indoctrination camps.

    • I mean literally the schools cannot teach it because there is a conflict of issue that exist! I would hope that the Learners would see the great hypocrisy that is still exists in America

  20. Gary Carroll | March 12, 2021 at 2:50 PM | Reply

    Her was born with that gift and that’s why she dominate the radio in my in my town of good old southern California

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