MSNBC host Joy Reid has once again lived up to her reputation of not being the sharpest tool in the shed. 

Appearing on the network during its coverage of Donald Trump’s criminal trial in New York, Reid was almost giddy with excitement about the prospect of the former president being found guilty:


Donald Trump is at this point outdoing actual mobsters in his attacks on the judge’s family, the daughter. And he’s doing it to the point that Lawrence made, he knows he will never spend a day, a second, a moment in prison. But for me, there is something wonderfully poetic about the fact that despite the fact that even if convicted, he’s not going to go to prison, the first person to actually criminally prosecute Donald Trump is a black Harvard grad. 

The very kind of person that his former staff, the people who worked for him, Stephen Miller, et cetera, want to never be at Harvard Law School, but he was. And he came out and graduated and he’s prosecuting you, Donald. And a black woman is doing the same exact thing in Georgia and the black woman forced you to pay $175 million fine that is now also in question because the people who put it up, that might not be legit.

However, Reid appeared to contradict herself when she suggested that the prosecutor, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, was actually a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) hire rather than being there on merit.

“Donald Trump is being held to account by the very multicultural, multiracial democracy that he’s trying to dismantle. And for me, there’s something poetic and actually wonderful about that,” she continued. “It says something good about our country that we’re still capable of having that happen. Go DEI, my DEIs are bringing it home.”


Her remarks come amid a growing nationwide backlash against DEI schemes, which effectively seek to promote certain individuals based on their inherited characteristics. 


Reid is notorious for making ridiculous remarks and exaggerations. Just last week, she suggested that moves by several states to restrict access to abortion are comparable to the era of slavery. 

“This Is The Handmaid’s Tale. Women in this country are essentially being told you are an incubator,” she said at the time. “The state owns your body the minute that you’re pregnant, and there’s nothing you can do and no one you can turn to. I can’t imagine anything closer to slavery than that.”

Back in January, she similarly argued that those who do not support a policy of open borders are racist, despite the fact millions of people are crossing the U.S. southern border every year. 

“Well, people like Congressman Chip Roy saying that Texas should resist the Supreme Court’s ruling that now allows the Biden Border Patrol to remove razor-wire barriers is a bit like ‘old southerners’ saying they will resist integrating black people into society sixty-something years ago,” she claimed, adding that supporting this position “sounds like the old southerners who said that we will resist integration by any means necessary.”