Joy Reid Roundly Derided for Tweeting That Russia Is Still a Communist State


In a series of tweets Friday, MSNBC’s Joy Reid meditated on the curious development of a major presidential candidate making it politically acceptable to praise Russia.

The only problem is that she seemed to think that Russia under Vladmir Putin is a Communist regime, notwithstanding the fact that the USSR collapsed in 1991. She even referred to Putin as “Comrade Vladimir.”

In addition to taking her to task for the anachronism, many accused her of drawing spurious connections between communism and modern Russia in order to demonize the far-left.

“I imagine the old time American Communist Party is spinning in its collective grave with envy at what Trump is accomplishing,” Reid tweeted. She drew explicit comparisons between Putinism and Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who she claimed had “taken the socialist Green Party full Putinite.” She also took aim at “the Putin-tilting Snowdenistas.”

Sam Reisman (@thericeman) is a staff editor at Mediaite.

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