For the first time in modern history, we are facing a presidency that is downright dangerous. Donald Trump is beyond furious that the public now knows that Vladimir Putin’s Russian regime hacked into America’s 2016 presidential election with the sole purpose of helping him get elected. Like all strongmen, he cannot stand the idea of anyone or anything that challenges his legitimacy.
On Friday, the intelligence report verifying Russia’s election meddling and purposes was released, and Trump immediately put out a statement that attacked the very intelligence officials he will be relying on to keep the American people safe. This is dangerous on a level that we have never seen before. Well, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow has clearly had enough of Trump’s lies, and decided to tear into him live on air. The fiery host said:
“Our new president will flat out lie to us.”
This was in response to Trump’s false declarations in his statement that the Russian hacks “had no effect on the outcome of the election.” Maddow went on to say:
“He put out a written statement about what he learned in the briefing. And he blatantly, and overtly, bluntly, simply lied about what is in this report. Right before this report got publicly released so we could check ourselves and see that he was lying.”
The host then said what we’re all feeling – that in this crazy world we live in she usually isn’t bothered enough to “get weirded out,” but that Trump’s behavior now “puts a shiver down my spine.”
It should put us all into shivers. What Trump is doing is dangerous as hell – and it’s all to stroke his own ego. We have one of the most insecure, thin-skinned, reactionary, vengeful people ever to walk the earth about to become the most powerful man in the world. Think about that and be very, very afraid.
Watch the video below, via MSNBC:
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