An MSNBC foreign correspondent has people talking after suggesting that Chris Kyle, the subject of the movie American Sniper, possibly had “racist tendencies” that caused him to go on “killing sprees” in Iraq.
“If you don’t know anything about Chris Kyle, if you don’t know this was a true story, this was a great movie,” Ayman Mohyeldin said during a segment on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “But, when you juxtapose it with the real Chris Kyle in the story and what has emerged about what kind of personality he was in his own words — very far from reality.”
“When he was involved on assignments, and in terms of what he was doing, a lot of the description that has come out from his book and some of the terminology that he has used, people have described as racist in his personal attitudes about what he was doing overseas when he was on assignment.”
“I think a lot of guys, when they’re in warfare, might say things they shouldn’t say,” host Joe Scarborough replied.
Watch the full segment below: