Rachel Maddow is putting all of the pieces together. And she’s warning that we have reached the point where we have to face the worst case scenario. Our biggest fears about a Trump presidency are coming true. And there’s a reason for that.
On Monday night, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow began her show, saying, “Deep breath. This was a big day.”
“Things are at a boil, things are going fast now,” she said. “This is a time when everyone needs to pay attention.”
Maddow was responding to Trump’s behavior earlier in the day when he stunned the world by taking Vladimir Putin’s side over his own intelligence community while on foreign soil. Maddow showed several examples of Trump’s words and behavior that really don’t make sense. They don’t make sense unless you are willing to face the worst cast scenario.
“There is no explicable scenario for any of those things, unless you are willing to believe the worst,” she said.
“We haven’t ever had to reckon with the possibility that someone had ascended to the presidency of the United States to serve the interests of another country rather than our own,” Maddow continued. “What’s the corrective to that? How do you remedy that? These are no longer hypothetical questions.”
“No serving US president has ever before taken sides with a foreign government against our own,” she said. “Let alone a foreign government that has just attacked our country.”
“If the president did that today because he has some reason to serve that other country rather than our own, then a lot that has previously been inexplicable is now explicable. That’s the worst case scenario,” she said. “And, deep breath, it means that we are going to have to come to terms with this as a country. And we’re going to have to come to terms with what we need to do next as a country to fix this. And in order to do that, the blinders have to come off. We have to be real.”
(The full 25-minute segment is at the end of this article.)
Watch this clip:
Here's the first five minutes of Rachel Maddow tonight on Americans coming to grips with a worst case scenario that the U.S. president is compromised by a hostile foreign power.
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Here’s the segment in its entirety: