Throughout her program on Tuesday night time, Rachel Maddow launched right into a blistering takedown of Donald Trump’s failed coup on the U.S. Capitol, saying that his violent stunt places him in the identical class as “Accomplice traitors.”
“Did you suppose it could work?” Maddow mentioned on to the digital camera, addressing Trump. “Did you suppose you’d maintain energy with the assist of a non-public military with their hockey sticks and their AR-15s?”
The MSNBC host informed Trump that simply the alternative occurred because of the rebel he incited final week.
As a substitute of turning into extra highly effective, Maddow identified that Trump is extra weak and remoted than ever, and he’s on the verge of a second impeachment.
Rachel Maddow addresses Trump instantly about his failed coup: “Did you suppose you’d maintain energy with the assist of a non-public military with their hockey sticks and their AR-15s?” #maddow pic.twitter.com/gouKM6VI1U
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Mr. President, what did you suppose was going to occur? Did you suppose it could work? Did you suppose that if you happen to received sufficient violent and probably armed supporters of yours into the Capitol whereas the Congress was there, they usually did what they had been there to do, what sort of energy did you suppose you’d maintain? What method did you suppose you’d profit from that? What did you suppose can be taking place now 5 days out? Mr. President, if you happen to incite an indignant mob to go assault the U.S. Capitol whereas Congress is sitting, you get them to go assault the Capitol since you inform them that in the event that they go to the Capitol, they are going to be capable to accomplish one way or the other retaining you in energy and stopping election outcomes from being processed. Mr. President, if do you that, you’ll face calls to be faraway from workplace as unfit to serve underneath the twenty fifth Modification. Additionally, you will invite sure impeachment and probably conviction and elimination from workplace as the primary U.S. president to ever undergo that. Mr. President, you’ll invite the invocation of the 14th Modification to ban you from ever holding public workplace once more in america, just like the Accomplice traitors earlier than you for whom that provision of the 14th Modification was written. And sure, Mr. President, you might, in truth, invite felony fees in Washington, D.C. And you might invite felony fees on the federal stage for inciting a violent assault in opposition to the U.S. authorities, which might put you in jail for many years. All of this may be yours for the low, low worth of what you probably did after you misplaced the election to Joe Biden. What did you suppose would occur? Did you suppose it could work? Did you suppose you’d maintain energy with the assist of a non-public military with their hockey sticks and their AR-15s? Perhaps the army would flip, grow to be your Praetorian Guard? Is that what you thought would occur?
The U.S. Capitol assault will eternally be Trump’s legacy
Even earlier than the occasions of Jan. 6, Donald Trump’s presidency was set to go down as one of many worst in U.S. historical past for its unmatched corruption and incompetence.
However the assault on the U.S. Capitol that was incited by Trump and his henchmen will eternally be his legacy. When the historical past books are written about his presidency, a failed coup try will possible be within the first paragraph.
Donald Trump had sealed his destiny as a failed president lengthy earlier than he incited an assault on the U.S. authorities. However the MAGA coup of Jan. 6 will cement his legacy as an American traitor.
Sean Colarossi presently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts diploma in Journalism from the College of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for each of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He additionally labored with Deliberate Parenthood as an Reasonably priced Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, serving to northeast Ohio residents receive medical health insurance protection.