Joy Reid: Living in Trump-Era 'Worst Time to Be a Human'

| SEP 12, 2017 | 7:11 PM

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MSNBC host Joy Reid said in a new interview with Vulture that living in the U.S. under President Donald Trump is the “worst time to be a human.”

The “AM Joy” host said that while Trump's administration has made this the “greatest time to be a journalist,” it's also “the worst time to be a human.”

The MSNBC host also said that as an “opinion journalist,” she doesn't need to “pretend not to be shocked and appalled.”

“I can actually be shocked and appalled. So it's kind of played to my strength in a way. My previous job was a bit different,” Reid said.

Reid has emerged a leading and a persistent critic of the president and his voters. Recently, the MSNBC host criticized Trump voters for wanting “big government to only be limited to them.”

“They want, you know, immigrants to be cut off from programs. They want minorities who they think don't deserve them to be cut off. But they themselves aren't just for big government. They're for huge government,” Reid added.