‘We Are A Country Founded On Violence’: Joy Reid Shares Her Thanksgiving Message


Joy Reid told her audience during a Thanksgiving-eve episode of “The Reid Out” that the United States of America is a nation “founded on violence.”

While millions of families across the country celebrate the “cherished traditions” of the American holiday with food, family and quite possibly arguing about politics, the origin story of Thanksgiving is tainted, Reid suggested.

Joy Reid: “Here’s the secret they [Republicans] want so desperately to keep – We are a country founded on violence.” pic.twitter.com/OTozSWPhGA

The MSNBC host began the segment by acknowledging the traditions of the holiday, noting that it is “the day we gather with friends and family to enjoy turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. We throw on the game, catch up on our lives and the discuss, or quite possibly argue, about religion and politics.” (RELATED: WH Chief Of Staff’s Holiday Message: Confront Your Family Members)

“For millions of Americans, it’s a day of cherished traditions. And as Americans, we certainly value those traditions,” Reid continued. “But its also important to unpack the myth of Thanksgiving. It is a holiday riddled with historical inaccuracies.”... (Read more)

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