Jason Johnson — a Morgan State University professor and guest on the MSNBC program Monday — leveled the charge after Matthews wondered why Trump called Democratic U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (Calif.) a “low-IQ individual” during his Pennsylvania rally Saturday, noting those in attendance likely don’t know much about Waters anyway.
They know who Maxine Waters is, they know who she represents, they know who Nancy Pelosi is,” Johnson told Matthews before adding about Trump: “He’s half a rally away from just using the N-word.
“He’s half a rally away from just calling somebody the N-word, and then everyone’s going to pretend that they’re shocked, and then everybody on ‘The Apprentice’ is going to say he used it all the time,” Johnson told Matthews.
“He doesn’t have to be around people of color unless he wants to,” Johnson told Matthews.
“That’s basically Trump,” Johnson said, referring to the Candie character.