CAIR says it met with NBC execs after Joy Reid segment

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) says it met with NBC executives after MSNBC anchor Joy Reid made remarks on Monday that compared the actions of President TrumpDonald John TrumpVenezuela judge orders prison time for 6 American oil executives Trump says he'll leave White House if Biden declared winner of Electoral College The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation MORE and his allies to "the way Muslims act" when "radicalizing" supporters. 

“Thank you @NBC for meeting to discuss our concerns about @JoyAnnReid’s inaccurate, offensive remarks. We appreciate your pledge to avoid Islamophobia in all forms,” CAIR tweeted. 

The group added that, per their discussion, Reid “must clearly apologize tonight. Anti-Muslim bigotry has no place in mainstream society.”


On Tuesday, Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarBiden Cabinet picks largely unify Democrats — so far GOP congresswoman-elect wants to form Republican 'Squad' called 'The Force' OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Biden eyes new leadership at troubled public lands agency | House progressives tout their growing numbers in the chamber at climate rally | Trump administration pushes for rollback of Arctic offshore drilling regulations MORE (D-Minn.) also called on Reid to apologize, saying that “this kinda of casual Islamophobia is hurtful and dangerous.”

“We deserve better and an apology for the painful moment for so many Muslims around our country should be forthcoming,” she added. 

The civil rights organization Muslim Advocates also called for an apology. 

MSNBC did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill regarding its discussions with CAIR. 

Reid was recently moved to the network's coveted 7 p.m. time slot following the resignation of Chris Matthews, the former host of MSNBC's "Hardball."