Joy Ann Reid is, in my opinion, one of the best hosts MSNBC has. She's unafraid to give guests the space to step all over themselves, but she's relentless about keeping the facts in front of them.
I will give Pierson this much credit: She is excellent at putting her sociopathic need to gaslight the entire country on display. Take, for example, her claim that Trump's remarks about the judge hearing his Trump University case were not simply about his ethnicity.
Reid gave her no quarter, reminding Pierson that it is Trump himself who repeats his claims over and over about how he cannot trust a judge of Mexican descent when he is building a wall with Mexico.
"You cannot have it both ways," Pierson countered. "You can't spend an entire year saying Donald Trump has issues with Hispanics and Latinos and Mexicans -- polls say Mexicans don't like Donald Trump -- and then say that's not an issue here."
Scratch your head with me. Round and round it went, until Joy played the video clip of Trump pointing out "his African American."
At that point, Pierson basically had a meltdown and reached for whatever equivalence she could find in her pointy little head.
"And now all of a sudden, Donald Trump is a racist," Pierson complained. "But everyone's okay that Hillary Clinton went on a Black radio show and said she carries hot sauce in her purse."
Someone needs to explain to me how a true statement about hot sauce is somehow equivalent to Trump calling Mexicans rapists and murderers and threatening to deport 11 million people.
On second thought, don't. Pierson is just a ridiculous person defending a fascist. That's all.