Maddow: Time For Warnings Is Past As Trump Openly Abuses Power | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

 

Rachel Maddow points out that it is no longer accurate to frame Donald Trump's corruption as imminent or potential as he is openly abusing his power to make it clear that the power of the U.S. government will be used to punish people who oppose him and help people who demonstrate fealty. Aired on 02/21/20.
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87 Comments on "Maddow: Time For Warnings Is Past As Trump Openly Abuses Power | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. At least we can take comfort in the law that when criminals accept a pardon, they affirm that they’re guilty of all charges.

  2. How to tell a republican from a man. A republican will pretend to be right, when everyone in the room knows he’s wrong.

    • I’m no Democrat but im pretty sure your comment is sexist. 😉

    • A DEMONAZI won’t pretend, and is in that room ALONE !

    • @Theo Fulk whoa whoa whoa. We don’t call our fellow Americans demons or Nazis. They are not alone. There is a large portion of This country that opposes Trump. They are not an enemy. For too long the seeds of division have split this country. We should respect each other and have the conversations needed to learn and grow as a people.

  3. Robert Thompson | February 22, 2020 at 2:05 PM | Reply

    Vote, vote, the most important vote of our life please vote in all elections

  4. Writewood Creations | February 22, 2020 at 2:25 PM | Reply

    No one is safe from this tyrant. Scapegoats will be needed to feed the Beast.

    • I’m safe from Tyranny. I live in the United States. Sorry about your situation. Hope it gets better in whatever country you must live in.

    • Ever since Trump became king of banana republic 🌴 of America, lady justice ⚖️ is no longer blind 👓, she has 20/20 for her friends and accomplices and 30/30 for her political rivals

    • @Michael Lopez nah because Hillary isn’t in Jail.

    • Writewood Creations | February 22, 2020 at 8:54 PM | Reply

      @Derick Hahahahahahaha! Oh my goodness, that was a good one, Derick. Delightful. Well, as long as we can keep our sense of humor….

  5. “Show me the money.”. OK now you’re pardoned. This is so disgusting 😡!!!

    • Leonie Romanes | February 22, 2020 at 8:56 PM | Reply

      @onehothand68 all trump has done is ride on the Obama economy while pushing the deficit through the roof. He spends his time tweeting, golfing and holding Nuremberg style rallies. He’s achieved nothing other then increasing division in the US while grifting the system.

    • @Leonie Romanes no-one is so blind as those who will not see

    • @onehothand68 I did not know that! Is this true?? Where did you get this info?

    • @Leonie Romanes technically neither did Trump. He already had the money. This whole story relies on the premise that Rachel can read Trump’s mind and know his intent. So why did any president pardon anyone? Must be a scandal cause it’s Trump?

    • @Derick GOV.ORG

  6. Gregg Noonberg | February 22, 2020 at 2:37 PM | Reply

    The US government is bought and paid for….

  7. I think its actually realistic to predict the fall of our country within my lifetime. 35 years old.

    • You're Not Forgotten | February 22, 2020 at 9:55 PM | Reply

      @Sapper 14 * there. Proper English too difficult a concept for you to comprehend? No wonder you haven’t a clue about communism and how there isn’t a candidate running in the U.S. who is left of center.

    • You're Not Forgotten | February 22, 2020 at 10:02 PM | Reply

      @w. callens agreed. Isn’t it something that the only welfare that same person and his cultists are fine with is corporate welfare? Makes one want to ensure that the pitchforks are sharpened and ready.

    • Yeah, 3 years tops !

    • Vagajammer great example social security is a broken mess I will be lucky to receive any benefit from it (my grandparents are long dead) as most government programs works at first then they run out of other peoples money

  8. What’s wrong with Americans? Why aren’t they on the streets protesting?

    • Because protesting won’t make any difference.

    • Tips and Tricks | February 22, 2020 at 10:04 PM | Reply

      Whites are the voting majority in America and they feel like they are losing America to non-whites and they believe trump is there last hope. So, they don’t care what he does as long as they feel he defends the white race.

    • @Tips and Tricks – Yeah sure troll.

    • Tips and Tricks | February 22, 2020 at 10:22 PM | Reply

      @John Mininger why don’t you visit some of the white racist websites yourself and read how they love Trump because he is a white supremacist Trump himself said there are good people on both sides about white supremacists

  9. If US voters don’t turn out enmasse to get rid of this guy than the states are lost

    • first they have to turn out to vote for someone from the dem. party who wont be just as bad to run against trump and if that gets manipulated away from them it’s over anyway . sadly the later is most likely , if history is any guidepost.

    • INTRAGAME SOLUTIONS | February 22, 2020 at 8:13 PM | Reply

      We’ll be lost Only if you follow the millennials over the freebie cliff of communism.

    • Socialism is for losers, GET A JOB BOLSHEVIK!

  10. Mary Finch
    It is time ( past time) for citizens to rise up! Protest…loudly! Hong Kong citizens did..why don’t we?

    Call your representatives, senators constantly! We are permitting this!

    • ha ha ,you still believes in the fake democracy ,, representatives are all same crooks in line to the school trump presides

    • What? How cynical are you?? This nation is ruled by its citizens. The representatives may not have our best interest at heart but it is our duty to vote them out and stand up to Tyrany in all its forms.

    • My dear, you are a true thinker. Take it to the streets! As a humanitarian, if I lived in your country, I would join you!

  11. This is unforgivable…the Republican Senators have blood on their hands for all the corruption & law breaking & God knows what other damage comes about now from Trump. They knew he was unbalanced, yet chose not to remove him. History will condemn.

  12. George Labottum | February 22, 2020 at 3:49 PM | Reply

    If you are rich and powerful, you can buy all the justice you want in this great USA. And Trump is concerned about corruption in the Ukraine. Ya, sure.

    • @lynda buswell I believe a vote could help things out a bit. Perhaps a little less emotional, opinion based news too.

    • Trump judges other politicians by the way he himself is. His corrupt so he believes everyone else is.

    • @Peace for all Trump is corrupt? Why? How? Please don’t be shy. And why do you pretend to know what Trump thinks? Usually it takes one to know one. Are you corrupt? Do you think like Trump? Is that how you know what he thinks about other people?

    • @Derick are you blind ? Don’t you see his behavior ?
      Do you know that spiritual blindness is “worst” than physical blindness ?

    • @Peace for all What actions has Trump done that lead you to the idea that he is Spiritually blind? Is spirituality a job qualification for President? Trump is not my pastor, rabi, guru. He is not a man I hold above any other. He has sin and pride and an ego just like you. Just like me.

  13. “The dark days are not coming, the dark days are here”. Well said Rachel Maddow! The USA is now a banana republic. Wake up American people, your democracy and rule of law are not just under threat, they are gone.

    • Derick wrote, “I woke up in a different reality than you”

      Is it the same reality where Trump did not yet win the majority hence majority American voters do not want him

    • @Michael Lopez I’d rather have Tulsi than Trump. I have no special connection or unreasonable level of support for the Orange man. But…9 years is too long for Stone. If you gave me 10 mil and asked for a pardon I’d consider it. Wouldn’t you? I might not give it to ya. But it wasn’t a violent crime. I mean can you give me a real reason why the pardon is such a big deal? Did Clinton and Obama never pardon anyone??? I just think this whole story is an over reaction.

    • @Michael Lopez the election works the same way every 4 years. It’s fair. If you don’t think so, vote for Bernie. My prediction: Trump will win the popular vote this year. By a lot. 🙂

    • Cynthia Gonzalez | February 22, 2020 at 8:57 PM | Reply

      Derick Please go back to that reality because obviously no brainers live there. You people are some sort of special and don’t care about this country.

    • @Cynthia Gonzalez Sorry Cynthia. I’m just cutting my teeth on the YouTube comments to figure out if there is any way to win over my father in law. He tends to be more liberal and we’ve had some good debates. Your opinion of me isn’t helping. But if you’ve got anything other than name calling and intolerance up your sleeve, let’s hear it.

  14. This is what happens in Nigeria and other Third World nations. The United States will soon become the most corrupt country in the world. No kidding?

  15. Susan Collins and her ilk are complicit in the criminality of DT.

    • 45 said he fired Comey because he was investigating him. That’s not enough for you to know he has no issue abusing his powers. He paid a pornstar not to talk and had a friend threaten her. He lies like a five year old and half of Americans still fall for it. Lol.

    • @Richard Miller He IS in headlines around the world. You might want to brush up on your foreign languages, take your nose from your derrière, and get to reading foreign news articles.

    • @Richard Miller Srsly how is it that ALL you ignorant tRumptarded little MAGAts are so goddam stupid?

  16. You Are A Fart Knocker | February 22, 2020 at 4:17 PM | Reply

    He’s going to continue to. He’s just riding it out as long as he’s being able to. 🤷

    • Derick besides that Russia helped and is still helping trump. Every intelligence agency says the same thing. Where there wasn’t a direct line between trump and Russia found there was multiple connections between his staffers and Russians including his own son and son in law. They knew they were being aided and they welcomed it if not directly asking for it. What do you really think was a hoax? Even calling it that belies your bias.

    • @Heathen Nix 18 witnesses, seventeen testified ……all hearsay and the whistleblower was silenced.

    • @Heathen Nix yes you’re right im partial to conservative news. Not just Fox. I also really enjoy the Jimmy Dore show. I would have voted for Tulsi. But all well. As for the impeachment, I’m sorry that the house did such a bad job presenting its case. If they had done a better job maybe things would have been different. But if you think the Senate is at fault…you’re not being objective about how the house built its case.

  17. Such an irony that Trump’s donor’s are all billionaire’s and yet his (financially) poor base thinks he’s for them. Lol.

    They say they vote for Trump because they say a of society thinks they’re stupid and then well and truly prove it.

  18. Wow, great journalism. Rachel is so eloquent.

  19. One day we wake up, all corrupt in jails will be pardoned by this self serving draft dodging morally corrupt orange potus. What should we do about it?

  20. Seems more like Adolph Twitler is filling up the “swamp”

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