Throughout her program on Tuesday evening, 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 will work?” Maddow stated on to the digicam, 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 instructed Trump that simply the alternative occurred because of the riot he incited final week.
As an alternative 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 immediately 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 will work? Did you suppose that if you happen to acquired sufficient violent and doubtlessly armed supporters of yours into the Capitol whereas the Congress was there, and so they did what they had been there to do, what sort of energy did you suppose you’d maintain? What means did you suppose you’d profit from that? What did you suppose could 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 someway 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 below the twenty fifth Modification. Additionally, you will invite sure impeachment and doubtlessly 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 the USA, just like the Accomplice traitors earlier than you for whom that provision of the 14th Modification was written. And sure, Mr. President, you could, the truth is, invite felony expenses in Washington, D.C. And you could invite felony expenses on the federal degree 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 value of what you probably did after you misplaced the election to Joe Biden. What did you suppose would occur? Did you suppose it will work? Did you suppose you’d maintain energy with the assist of a non-public military with their hockey sticks and their AR-15s? Possibly the navy would flip, grow to be your Praetorian Guard? Is that what you thought would occur?
The U.S. Capitol assault will endlessly 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 endlessly 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 at the moment 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 Inexpensive Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, serving to northeast Ohio residents receive medical health insurance protection.