America’s Founders Never Imagined ‘Amoral And Selfish’ President Like Trump | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

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Michael Beschloss, NBC News presidential historian, talks with Rachel Maddow about the failure of America's founders to anticipate an elected president who isn't worthy of the trust and responsibility of the pardon power. Aired on 12/23/2020.
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America's Founders Never Imagined 'Amoral And Selfish' President Like Trump | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

67 Comments on "America’s Founders Never Imagined ‘Amoral And Selfish’ President Like Trump | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. Trump is well on his way to destroy anything & anyone who gets in his way for the next 30 days…Normal behaviour for him

    • @Claude Williams !!!!..yes from a military brat…father died due to injuries..one brother..and a fiance…trmp is disgusting and I cannot fathom how even 1 vet would condone him..

    • Claude Williams | December 23, 2020 at 5:41 PM | Reply

      @katy bassett me either kathy bassett it’s mind boggling sorta this is amerikkka still no matter what they talk about VALUES morals INTEGRITY character decency HONOR just talking points I’ve never believed that nonsense personally

    • Steven Majercak | December 23, 2020 at 9:09 PM | Reply

      Trump is a fine young man who has been elected president.

    • Claude Williams | December 23, 2020 at 9:18 PM | Reply

      @Steven Majercak would you leave your wife or daughter alone with that sexual deviant???? They are probably safe because they are not that good looking lmao

    • Claude Williams | December 23, 2020 at 9:19 PM | Reply

      @Steven Majercak who was born with a silver spoon up his morbidly obese orange behind born on 3rd base and still hasn’t scored LAME LOSER

  2. Superlative CG | December 23, 2020 at 1:57 AM | Reply

    It’s a freakshow.

  3. Barbara Carter | December 23, 2020 at 1:59 AM | Reply

    If Obama or a Democrat President did only 1/4 of whatTrump has done , they would be sitting on death row for Treason!

  4. Convicted liars, murderers, and crooked politicians set free by an authoritarian oligarch backed by cult political party. Well done old white guys who devised this country – 243 years wasn’t bad

  5. The only difference between Trump and a mob boss? A mob boss could run a casino.

    • Heather Melissa | December 23, 2020 at 6:22 PM | Reply

      @Jim J. you are so brainwashed that you should be embarrassed and ashamed. Your comment would mean that Mitch Mcconnell allowed “the Democrats” to control a bill that HE wrote and endorsed. Your willful ignorance of the political heirarchy is astoundingly uneducated. If you even believe your ignorant statement then you should want to have McConnell and the rest of the GOP who endorsed this removed from office immediately. How could they allow the party with zero control or actual voice in the senate (that controls what bills are allowed to be presented for a vote) to put that in the bill they want to be approved. You should actually learn about how these branches of government work so you don’t sound so ignorant

    • @Engage360 No, why would you ever think that? Was that suppose to be a gotcha moment? 😂

    • @Engage360 Maybe you should try it and find out? Let us know how it goes

    • @Heather Melissa How much of the money is coming to us and how much is going to other countries ? Should be an easy answer for you, since you understand so much of what is happening !

    • @Mimi Traveler ANTIFA , oh yes, they are the ones that used the riots to steal everything they could get their little hands on.

  6. trump shows himself to be a criminal in a candy shop he was NEVER presidential
    material

    • @chad z Why, is he impinging on your territory?

    • @chad z I think you’re confused that’s trumps thing.

    • @chad z Projection says more about you than the person you are accusing.
      Your blob of orange meat has admitted to walking into the dressing room at the Miss Teen USA pageant, though. Is that what you are thinking about?

    • annabel braganza | December 23, 2020 at 7:55 PM | Reply

      Now he show

    • annabel braganza | December 23, 2020 at 7:59 PM | Reply

      Now he shows his true self.. how he runs the Trump empire and how he covers up his inadequacies. He is fake, a bluffer and a con artist who was able to sneak his way to white house.he shows how corrupt he is and telli lies doesn’t bother him as along as he gets what he wants. He is also vicious with no moral and humanitarian concerns.

  7. Christopher Green | December 23, 2020 at 2:17 AM | Reply

    All the wars all the tragedies all the natural disasters it took one man to destroy this country. One little orange petty man.

  8. Just more examples of Trumps very fine people. January can’t come around fast enough and the swamp will finally be drained.

  9. Trump’s entire presidency has felt like being tied to a chair, watching a toddler play with a loaded pistol.

  10. Alvinius Alviniathan | December 23, 2020 at 3:10 AM | Reply

    The orange clown runs this government like his little criminal enterprise, where he’s the boss. Pay homage by your loyalty, and you will be rewarded.

    • confucious say | December 23, 2020 at 7:22 AM | Reply

      Lol, just like where I work. we call the boss & his wife the ” local trumps”

    • Alvinius Alviniathan, Donnie has lived a silver spoon life, and has the ego that inspired him to publically proclaim himself (while glancing skyward) “the chosen one”. No surprise there, right?

    • “buy your loyalty?” Is that what you meant? Betsy DeVos’s dream of an uneducated electorate may be reel.

    • Ties to the Mafia in both Russia and the United States. It’s all documented. I want to know why he was allowed to run in 2016. He will sell National Security Secrets to the highest bidder. The election fraud claims are just one more indication of that. ~ I am for sale, what would you like to know and for how much. ~ Trump Mob Boss.

  11. Yes, who would have guessed someone like him?!?!?!

  12. Just one genuine question: under the circumstances, are all these “pardons” legal and constitutional? Could they be overturned and by whom?

    • I saw a case made that , since these are executive orders, they can be rescinded by the next President. I think it was Glenn Kirschner who said this.

  13. He is not just immoral and selfish…he is a sociopath. That should be talked about more.

    • You’d think a man with such a glaringly obvious psychological disorder would be prevented from getting anywhere near the White House. They foolishly believed Grown Ups in the Room would do the real job but failed to realise that part of Trump’s disorder is his rat-like cunning and so here we are. Such a tragedy for the US.

    • That kind of talk is avoided because of the clearly outdated “Goldwater rule”

  14. Well my fellow Americans, this is known as being “pimped out!”

  15. The saddest thing is that the US no longer holds any credibility when accusing other countries of corruption. The current admin has effectively dragged democracy through the mud.

    • Their democracy, not every democracy.

    • Just wait till I don’t know where I am Biden gets in office. The nation will really hold no credibility. He is a joke and all you that voted for him is the bigger joke.

    • @Joey Walker yes because corruption is now happening in front of your eyes and you want to act like its no big…until someone you don’t like is doing it. some of you americans are truly lost.

    • @Joey Walker Very bare webpage, trumpite. Only subscribed for 8 months

    • @Joey Walker Really? a bigger joke than someone who tells you to drink bleach lol? A bigger joke than someone who pardons his criminal friends? LOL. A bigger joke than someone who alleges voter fraud with ZERO evidence? LOLOL. A bigger joke than someone who was impeached? LOLOLOL. A bigger joke than someone who played down covid then got it himself? LOLOLOLOL. A bigger joke than someone who is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people because he refused to follow scientific advice and as a result influenced all of his idiotic followers to do the same putting every single citizen in this country at risk of death?
      Save your luke warm insult buddy. NO ONE is a bigger joke than fat orange. He wins at being a Fat joke wearing diapers.

  16. “Admirably consistent” …
    love Rachel’s choice of words!

  17. The Great Collusion clean up begins. Trump admits Russian Collusion with his pardons.

  18. Lock her up but pardon everybody else? This Administration is a joke

  19. The founders didn’t let us down, we let them down by electing a sociopath to the highest office in the land.

    • We? More that the Republicans let us down, aided by right wing billionaires; they pushed this on us and then voted for more of it; that’s how much they hate the rest of America.

    • 70 million people were ready for round 2 of unbridled corruption and destruction of American way of life….insane

    • @Gambit2483 I blame this on the right wing billionaires who created and fund the propaganda machine that keeps these people filled with frothing hate for the left; time for the left to man up and start giving it back to them, pound for pound, stripe for stripe and blow for blow.

    • @Mainely They are also to blame, absolutely. Now they have to deal with the monster they helped create

    • @Gambit2483 But they won’t. They are like the neighbor who buys a rabid pit bull that bites everyone else; as long as they don’t get bit they are joyous at everyone else’s suffering.

  20. He lied and cheated his way in, so is anyone really surprised by his exit “ strategy?”

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