MSNBC's Deutsch: Trump's Pitch on Border Wall Is 'Let's Keep America White Again'
The panel on "The Five" reacted to New York City ad exec and MSNBC pundit Donny Deutsch saying that President Trump's wall is a ploy to "Keep America White."
Deutsch's projection, a play on the president's 2016 "Make America Great Again" and 2020 "Keep America Great" campaign slogans, was in response to a press conference Trump held with members of the U.S. Customs & Border Patrol brass.
Trump spoke about the importance of building a border wall to stem illegal immigration and ensuing crime and drug trafficking, flanked by officials Art del Cueto, Brandon Judd, Hector Garza and another gentleman.
Deutsch, 61, remarked how all of the men appeared to him to be white: "four white men, four stoic strong white men of a certain age -- not smiling by the way."
Greg Gutfeld took issue with the fact Deutsch brought up the race of the officials surrounding Trump while simultaneously calling the president a racist.
"Who is the closet racist here?" he asked.
Dan Bongino noted that one of the men is actually Hispanic, not white.
Gutfeld said Deutsch should himself be used as a border security measure, remarking that he is "thicker than most walls."
Deutsch, who said he knew Trump well while they were both working in Manhattan, has become a recurring critic of the president.
He claimed in 2018 that Trump would possibly attempt a coup if he were unseated in 2020, in order to retain power over the country.
Deutsch also compared Trump supporters to German border guards during World War II.
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