WATCH: The Nation’s Elie Mystal Compares MAGA Supporters to “Gorillas in the Mist”
Last Saturday the majority of cable news networks called the election for Joe Biden. The mood in many of America’s cities was euphoric. People took to the streets in towns like New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and Atlanta. Biden made a prime-time speech to cap the victory.
Many Republican voters, though, are still holding out hope that somehow Donald Trump could still flip the results. And some of these Conservatives took to the streets in Washington DC on Saturday for what was dubbed, The Million MAGA March. When asked about the character of the people taking to the streets, the Nation’s Elie Mystal compared them to Gorillas in the Mist.
Appearing on MSNBC with Jason Johnson and Tiffany Cross, Mystal didn’t hold back when asked about the event. “Yeah,” he began. “Well, reality doesn’t care if they accept it or not. Right? They lost. They’re going to keep losing. As the Big Lebowski says, “The bums lost!” And so, I’m not really — I’m concerned for the reasons why Jason said, but I don’t forget the fact that these people are fundamentally a joke.”
“These aren’t serious people. These are members of a cult. I feel a little bit like I’m Jane Goodall watching people in the mist. Right? “Here, we see the North American Maga Bro in all of its idiot glory. Their leader has left them for greener pastures, yet still they march, almost mindlessly. Trump drove by that parade to go golf! His entire election results, lawsuit strategy is a grift to make money for his campaign, and these people give it to him. I refuse, I refuse to let these people take my joy having defeated them for at least the next four years. I refuse to let them take my joy. March all they want. I hope they get frostbite.”