Rachel Maddow takes on Trump’s arrest rant
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow called out former President Donald Trump for trying to ‘increase the civic cost of his indictment’ after claiming he would be arrested on Tuesday and asking his supporters to ‘PROTEST’ and ‘TAKE BACK OUR NATION’ .
Maddow’s comments follow Trump’s Saturday morning rant related to an investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office into silent money payments made to Stormy Daniels during her 2016 campaign.
Maddow told network host Jonathan Capehart on Saturday that she didn’t think there was “a clear view” of Trump’s legal defense, but warned he was seeking to create fear of violence. potential.
“His overall defense is going to be to try to increase the civic cost of his indictment. He’s trying to intimidate and pressure prosecutors who are currently considering indicting him,” Maddow said.
She continued, “And he’s hoping to create the fear that there’s going to be another January 6th type event or that his followers are going to shoot another FBI office or something else that he might provoke by asking his supporters to take to the streets in his defence.”
Maddow, later in his interview with Capehart, said that Trump was trying to make the message a call to action for his supporters and that he was trying to portray a possible arrest or indictment as “the end of the world”.
She added that she believed Trump was banking on a possible indictment to help his political future.
“But he’s playing with a fire that he can’t contain and no one knows how to contain,” Maddow said.
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