Alex Wagner: A Subsection Of American Electorate ‘Has Given Up On The Institutions & Rule Of Law’

Alex Wagner: A Subsection Of American Electorate ‘Has Given Up On The Institutions & Rule Of Law’ 1


Alex Wagner, co-host of Showtime’s ‘The Circus’ and contributing writer at The Atlantic, speaks to Donald Trump’s cultural legacy and how Fox News is laying the groundwork for a ‘conspiracy-minded, paranoid worldview’. Aired on 10/22/2020.
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Alex Wagner: A Subsection Of American Electorate ‘Has Given Up On The Institutions & Rule Of Law’

77 Comments on "Alex Wagner: A Subsection Of American Electorate ‘Has Given Up On The Institutions & Rule Of Law’"

  1. I can’t believe that ANY parent would want four more years of this chaos, nastiness and corruption from Trump for their children to live in.

    Anyone else noticing that the MAGA hats are now camouflage and military like? 😳

  2. Stanley Steinke | October 22, 2020 at 7:19 PM | Reply

    And their families wonder why they can’t get a bond, michigan militias proved that they never see free again

  3. These groups have proven time and time again that they are more than willing to engage in violence and domestic terrorism on Trump’s behalf. Like Alqaeda, Trump is OBL to these MilitiaTerrorists.

    They say that “the fish rots from the head” and this is true, and so does a nation. And the insidious rot that has gripped this nation, can be traced directly to the occupant in the Oval Office..

    “I think my rhetoric brings people together,” Donald said that last year, just four days after a 21-year-old MAGA supporter posted an anti-immigrant message online and then at a Walmart in El Paso, TX, taking the lives of 22 people, and injuring dozens of others.

    A nationwide review conducted has identified at least 54 criminal cases where Trump was invoked in direct connection with violent acts, threats of violence or allegations of assault.

    After a La.tino gas station attendant in Gainesville, Florida, was suddenly pu.nched in the head by a MAGA supporter, the victim could be heard on surveillance camera recounting the attacker’s own words: “He said, ‘This is for Trump.'”

    When police questioned a Washington state man about his threats to mu.rder a local immigrant, the suspect told police he wanted the victim to “get out of my country,” adding, “That’s why I like Trump.”

    Reviewing police reports and court records, the review found that in at least 12 cases perpetrators hailed DJT in the midst or immediate aftermath of physically assaulting innocent victims. In another 18 cases, perpetrators cheered or defended Trump while taunting or threatening others. And in another 10 cases, Trump and his rhetoric were cited in court to explain a defendant’s violent or threatening behavior.

    The review could not find a single criminal case filed in federal or state court where an act of violence or threat was made in the name of Obama or Bush.

    The 54 cases identified are remarkable in that a link to DJT is captured in court documents and police statements, under the penalty of perjury or contempt. These links are not speculative – they are documented in official records. And in the majority of cases, it was the perpetrators themselves who invoked DJT’s name in connection with their case, not anyone else..

    Trump is the chaos and disorder president. He is the cloven hoofed purveyor of fear & loathing, of pandemics & death. He is a provocateur of mayhem & upheaval. He is a merchant of lies & deception. And he is trying to create an America in his own image: vile, dark, hopeless, bleak, backwards, malignant, grotesque, ignorant, selfish, indecent, malicious, debased, indifferent, and malevolent.

    Trump and his followers are exactly what Voltaire was talking about when he said: “Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.”

  4. Yeah, that’s what happens when you have a whole political party dedicated to scamming people into giving up on government, and no one does anything about it.

  5. It will take years to clean up the mess Trump has left behind him

  6. Fox News is the enemy. They give voice to mental midgets.

    • Catherine MacAskill | October 22, 2020 at 7:40 PM | Reply

      I am a Canadian and I am watching your country very closely. And I have family and friends here in Canada who watch Fox news and believe everything they hear. It’s so bad we don’t talk about politics at all. However, I do wish all our American neighbors well. Stay safe and healthy.

    • never cantrell | October 22, 2020 at 7:56 PM | Reply


    • @never cantrell : Yeh right. Trump has been trying to pin something on Biden and Obama and Hillary from day one to no avail. We’re supposed to believe some loser who comes out of the woodwork at the last minute claiming to have evidence of Biden corruption ? Where has he been for the past two years ? In a coma ?

    • Potsmoking Atheist | October 22, 2020 at 8:22 PM | Reply

      The Truth is Out!! Hunters business partner is speaking out and Joe Biden was in on it.

    • Potsmoking Atheist | October 22, 2020 at 8:24 PM | Reply

      @Catherine MacAskill – Thanks for the well wishes. lets hope the US can stop the insane liberal socialists in their tracks, because if we lose, it will spread to you next. The big tech companies are asserting their rule, and Trump is the last obstacle in their way. The Truth is Out!! Hunters business partner is speaking out and Joe Biden was in on it.

  7. That guy was just stupid. He sounds like a petulant 5 year old who wants mommy’s attention.

    • Unknown Variable | October 22, 2020 at 9:37 PM | Reply

      He thinks he is the solution not realizing he is the problem. Make no mistake there is a large enough section of the population that feel the same as he does to pose a real threat to society. On the other hand if they can not handle wearing a mask and quarantining for a couple of weeks can they endure prolonged armed conflict? However I am sure they will have not only Trumps encouragement but his support as well. I am really torn as to how to feel about these cult like extremist. I do not know but feel if Biden wins small pockets of targeted violence will erupt, mainly focused on political figures and outspoken voices of social change on the left. If Trump wins the violence will be gradual and with several minority groups targeted as the terrorist will feel emboldened and entitled to commit violence towards, “others”. Perhaps we should all hope for the best and prepare for the worst. Perhaps they will shock us all and have 1 last glass of bleach laced koolaid to wash down a massive dose hydroxychloroquin and finally swallow the last ounce of spoon fed lies served up by das Furher.

    • Unknown Variable | October 22, 2020 at 9:39 PM | Reply

      @David Clark straight, to the point, and 100% true

    • lifeisa a warzone | October 22, 2020 at 10:17 PM | Reply

      i agree, with him white is right and that’s his universe, its like he is happy to short circuit his own brain, he sees things in a very black and white simpleton world view, he wants his life to be as simple as possible and cares not to exercise his brain, he has a borderline personality and he is not alone not by a long shot, believe him when he says he is very dangerous, he is telling the truth, he has a wilful indifference to anyone that has the tenacity to stand up to him, he has a strong potential for extreme violence

    • @lifeisa a warzone yes he does that’s why people like him should be under psychiatric care

    • There are tons that are “just…” and they vote for Trump, and he keeps cheering them up…

  8. Those guys at the beginning are cowards. They are not going to bust a grape.

  9. Cross C Cologne | October 22, 2020 at 7:35 PM | Reply


    Good luck America 💙

    Greetings from Germany

  10. TPC TreesPottingchic | October 22, 2020 at 7:36 PM | Reply

    American society, teachers and parents created these right wing monsters.

  11. These people who aren’t willing to accept the results of our elections unless they meet their criteria are not Americans, they are traitors and should be labeled as “traitors”.

  12. Fake tough guys. Empty threats. Be apart of the solution, not the problem.

  13. Paulette Reis-Babbitt | October 22, 2020 at 7:48 PM | Reply

    Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity are two of the dumbest talking heads on TV so that tells you a lot right there.

  14. Aaron Christoffersen | October 22, 2020 at 7:51 PM | Reply

    That citizen probably never graduated highschool. The rural parts of our country are woefully undereducated and misinformed..and Frump counts on it.

    • Yup, that is exactly how Republicans like it and they fight hard to keep it that way. Things need to change.

    • Ooh sounds like the liberal elite. Just to let you know go hang around the operating rooms of most hospitals. The white dudes doing cabgs and taking gallbladder say the same bs all the time

  15. This is America. Trump is unbelievable. Chaos, violence and division and hatred! Vote them out. Vote blue in November

  16. Richie Tattersall | October 22, 2020 at 7:58 PM | Reply

    The members of the United States Military have sworn to Honor, Protect and Defend the United States Constitution, that includes the OFFICE of the President, NOT the person in it.
    Those fools won’t even get CLOSE to pulling off what they think they have the right to.

  17. It’s time we stand for true democracy. VOTE BIDEN 2020

  18. Elaine Johnson | October 22, 2020 at 8:03 PM | Reply

    They are TERRORISTS, not militia.

  19. why are we calling them a militia. they are terrorists. the only war they are fighting is against the our country

  20. Titi1324 Kiki13 | October 22, 2020 at 8:18 PM | Reply

    These are not REPUBLICANS. THESE are THUGS that AMERICA should deal with.

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