Author’s ‘Warning’ Raises Question Of Trump Staff Responsibility | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

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Ben Rhodes, former deputy national security adviser, talks with Rachel Maddow about the alarming depictions by a purported "senior official in the Trump administration" of chaos and presidential recklessness on matters of life and death and decisions that have real world consequences. Aired on 11/07/19.
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Author's 'Warning' Raises Question Of Trump Staff Responsibility | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

86 Comments on "Author’s ‘Warning’ Raises Question Of Trump Staff Responsibility | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. Alone and Unafraid | November 8, 2019 at 5:42 AM | Reply

    Any company tRump keeps is suspect and criminal.

    • @Dawn-Marie Langlois Hillary and Bill are friends with Putin … Why would she deny and talk bad about Putin when he paid Bill 1/2 million dollars to come to Moscow and speak for 30 minutes… And then gave 2&1/2 million more to Hillary’s charity…

      She loves Putin but tells you doesn’t … Yet she approved the sale of USA Uranium to Russia …. You know that stuff they build fireworks with… Do you see where you have been conned yet…. Are you there yet?

    • @Donee Stoner Trump only asked about corruption after the President of Ukraine brought it up first…. And he ASKED if they found anything that connected USA Citizens to let our Justice Dept. know…. On the other side with Biden , he was sent by Obama to DEMAND that the President “FIRE” his chosen prosecutor or the Obama Administration would withhold funding at a time when Russia and Ukraine were in conflict….

      That is a very big difference in the way things were being requested …. One was ASKING while the other was DEMANDING and you only have 6 hours to comply Joe Biden Bragged … Such Disrespect to a President of an Ally Nation…

    • Trump only asked about corruption after the President of Ukraine brought it up first…. And he ASKED if they found anything that connected USA Citizens to let our Justice Dept. know…. On the other side with Biden , he was sent by Obama to DEMAND that the President “FIRE” his chosen prosecutor or the Obama Administration would withhold funding at a time when Russia and Ukraine were in conflict….

      That is a very big difference in the way things were being requested …. One was aASKING while the other was DEMANDING and you only have 6 hours to comply Joe Biden Bragged … Such Disrespect to a President of an Ally Nation…

    • Dawn-Marie Langlois | November 10, 2019 at 8:25 PM | Reply

      @Stev Wood I see you limit your NEWS to FOX i.e. TRUMP NEWS so you ONLY have LIES from Putin PUPPET pathological LIAR illegitimate President the most CORRUPT administration in American HISTORY. UNDERSTOOD LOL FOX is NOT a NEWS station it is registered as ENTERTAINMENT not as reporting ACTUAL NEWS

  2. This is a heart-breaking time for me — to see a childish clown trying to rule the world.

    • @Enyo Theios We agree for the most part on Lordstown but I completely disagree on your analysis of the economy based on the numbers past and present,the situation with the fed is not normal I agree but neither is the size of the economy and no matter who is in charge it can not continue to grow at current pace forever but lower interest rates help drag it out and directly affect middle class Americans. Tax cuts also have directly benefited all Americans not just the rich. People seem to forget who employes people. Not poor people. Trickle up economics is a joke. You said you like to go with facts but I’m sorry that theory is all but feeling for you. Bottom line is if the economy is of any concern to you voting for any of the current democratic candidates would spell disaster.

    • @12 South The UBI was tried for a year in Kuwait, as a gift from the king to all citizens from oil revenue. It lowered inflation and sparked major GDP growth, despite many doom and gloom outlooks from various naysayers beforehand. It’s a concept that has been around since Aristotle, and was again pushed by pullitzer winning economists in the 20th century. It passed the House in the early 70’s under the Nixon administration, and is pushed by a large portion of economists and major industry CEO’s now (you know, the job creators). Replacing welfare for something that everyone gets without prerequisites (aside from citizenship), and not raising the minimum wage should be a policy moderates and conservatives would love. The only reporting outlets who dismiss the idea are those far left and far right opinion generators who work from “feelings”. Every non-partisan financial publication is either neutral on, or love it. While the wealthy wouldn’t directly benefit from the UBI itself, and might pay more on some luxury items, they do benefit from more business.

      There’s a reason I support Andrew Yang over all of the other Dems (many of his 150 policies are moderate or libertarian). Bernie’s plans would shrink the economy and Warren’s have every CEO shaking. Biden and Buttgig are just crony establishment shills. I voted 3rd party in ’08 and ’16, so it wouldn’t be a change to do it again. Trump is not a good person, or leader, and I don’t trust a 6 time bankrupt con man to run things for much longer.

    • Branch Claybourne | November 9, 2019 at 6:30 AM | Reply

      I completely agree!!! It’s terrorism within our country from our W.H. aka current administration.

  3. The founding fathers figured an unfit, incompetent demagogue would rise to power one day. What they didn’t count on was the counterbalances, so carefully built into the system, would be filled with cowards more concerned with holding on to power than with defending our constitution.

    • 3LD yeah, and I thought the Electoral College was supposed to prevent demagogues from being elected

    • @Judy Doyle Political parties caught on to the Achilles Heel of the electoral process many decades ago when they started warping the gerrymandering procedures way out of proportion. In the meantime, our country’s slide into outright corruption continued and, with the advent of the Citizens United decision in 2010, overt bribery of our both elected and pre-elected candidates became the norm. The only way we’re going to correct this huge mess today is to resolve to do it, probably via some sort of non-partisan or bipartisan commission with that responsibility. Not much chance of anything like that happening today, is there? So our slide into chaos and irrelevance will continue. Too bad, but that’s what happens when you tolerate a little corruption, a little corruption there. We won’t be the first country to foolishly destroy ourselves and probably not the last.

    • _”The founding fathers figured an unfit, incompetent demagogue would rise to power one day.”_ *No they didn’t.* The crafters of the US constitution weren’t sitting behind a crystal ball. *They scrambled together a government the best they could and winged it from there.* People seriously need to get this myth out of their heads that the “found fathers” were some sort of oracles.

    • @JoJos HoHo Compared to the increasingly corrupted views of our “modern” politicians, bought off by who knows what dark money from whatever sources have tainted them, our founding fathers built in safeguards that are still working better than anything else I’ve seen in my lifetime, so I’d just as soon stick with them, thank you very much. Corrupt politicians continually try to decry the Constitution, but without it we’d just be another petty tyranny or worse.

  4. Why are the American people not on the streets protesting against trump!!!

    • @Kasia Krakowianka hi, kasiu, jestes, pierwsza,Polka, ktora, cos sie odwaznila, zeby cos powiedziec, na temat, trump. ja jestem przerazona, ja Tam mieszkalam, 20 lat. nie jest tak jak wszyscy mowia. przyjechalam, do kanady 1982. w Ameryce 20 lat. niestety, ale korapcja, jest wszedzie. ale w Polsce to my jestesmy, pod wladzca, Putin. nasz, goverment nigdy, sie nie zmieni.z tego, powodu. ale nigdy, bym, sie nispodziwala, ze Americanski, president sprzedal, swoj, kraj, ja wole, mowic, po angielsku, zeby wszyscy, rozumieli, o czym, mowimy. niech, sie naucza, co to znaczy, byc, patriotem. ja sie nie, boje, a ty?

    • Sydney Santillana | November 11, 2019 at 4:41 PM | Reply

      Are you?

    • They tried, Trumplicans drove cars into them and the police is part of the trumplicans

  5. Look what has happened because those who worked from the inside to curb t’s behavior didn’t ALL speak up together sooner?

  6. Giorge Leedy's English Mastery | November 8, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Reply

    If Gulliani is a hand grenade, Trump is an ATOMIC BOMB.

  7. Liam Lockheart Art | November 8, 2019 at 6:09 AM | Reply

    Its unacceptable that these people didnt come forward with what was going on. Everyone who enabled Trump should be held accountable and forced out of office.

    • Didn’t come forward? They’re STILL NOT COMING FORWARD. It’s happening right now!

    • Liam Lockheart Art | November 8, 2019 at 12:19 PM | Reply

      @T McAuliffe Yes. People who haven’t come forward yet were covered under the phrase “didnt come forward”. You dont need to get angry at me. We are in agreement.

    • @Liam Lockheart Art really? Is it written into their job description that they must step up? I doubt it.

    • Liam Lockheart Art | November 8, 2019 at 6:23 PM | Reply

      @Jan Hall Oh you’re right. Why would the people in charge of our government at the heighest levels ever need to be trustworthy or uphold the law? Never thought of it that way.

    • Icewater Jonez | November 10, 2019 at 3:53 AM | Reply

      Jan Hall
      Go get some sunlight love.

  8. Jonas Klingberg | November 8, 2019 at 6:09 AM | Reply

    Trump isn’t well, his enablers are opportunists and his base are idiots. It’s not a good situation.

    • @U.S.S. Scambalam obama care better for who?

    • @Kay Gee its not hard you watch and believe the MSNBC and CNN propaganda

    • exactly!

    • Bryan Alexander | November 12, 2019 at 8:20 AM | Reply

      @Mike Hunt
      Yes, ACA insurance was just as good and cheaper than comparable private insurance, making it an overall better value. It started going downhill around 2016 through a concerted Republican effort to starve it at local levels and it did not help with all the uncertainty going on at the national level as well. Sadly, it is now only worth keeping for those with pre-existing conditions in Kentucky. That is one of the reasons Matt Bevin was voted out of office.

    • @Bryan Alexander WEll it seems the mjority of Americans didnt like it but theres always room for improvement, AMERICA FIRST, be well

  9. Spicy Artisan Hipster Salami | November 8, 2019 at 6:25 AM | Reply

    I just think it’s hilarious that trump, whom we all suspected as being mentally challenged, is actually using coloring books. I love being right

  10. Kurds are dead in Northern Syria and people are dead in Ukraine as a direct result of the orange clown’s actions. He is a Russian asset and a crook.

    • @Todd R Military action is supposed to be approved by congress to begin with. Why hasn`t congress declared war on the Middle East if that`s what they want so bad?

    • @Tom Jones Um nope. The CINC can send troops for military action anywhere he wants to. Congress has to approve waging war. We never declared war on Syria.

      Example: tRump just deployed 1800 soldiers to Saudi Arabia. No Congressional approval required.

    • DormantIdeas NIQ | November 13, 2019 at 6:28 AM | Reply

      Peter D – Would you rather be a blatant total dumbARSE, or a scripted plant from the bot department!?
      those are the only 2 options your lame(or scripted) statement leaves…
      clown!

    • @DormantIdeas NIQ I simply stated facts in a grammatically correct and clear manner. You should try doing the same sometime.

  11. Trump is a fraud, fool and pathological liar

    • @Quentin Tarantino : It seems to be an opinion shared by half the planet.
      (BTW, countries where children go to school until 6:00 don’t eat leaves and dirt; they actually eat our lunch, economically speaking. What are you even talking about?)

    • Quentin Tarantino | November 9, 2019 at 7:54 PM | Reply

      Kay Gee
      I am not talking about other countries
      I’m talking about a very Non-conservative mindset that liberals share.

      Some liberals don’t like meat so that’s what I meant by eating dirt

  12. The Founding Fathers could not anticipate such an ignorant President.

  13. Why didn’t they stop him? Because they thought the gravy train would pick them up and carry them to victory.

  14. You have to wonder how many Ukrainians at the front died while Trump and his thugs blackmailed their president.

  15. The Emperor has no clothes, brain or morals.

  16. Ian David Marsden | November 8, 2019 at 10:17 AM | Reply

    Sounds like there is no time to impeach. He needs a straightjacket.

  17. Being inside the madness hadn’t curtailed it. So what’s the point. Quit and tell the world what you saw.

    • Johanna Fath-Koziol | November 10, 2019 at 7:21 AM | Reply

      @grendl   The one who tells it all, would lose his most WELL paying job and pension.
      So, what do you expect?

  18. Celyphillyswag Quintana | November 8, 2019 at 11:47 AM | Reply

    This is how many years in prison the fake president and Rudy Giuliani deserves:

    👇🏾

  19. “Demonstrably unfit” pretty much sums it up about DJT….

    • I think under Trump the only improvements in international relationships have been Saudi Arabia and Russia.
      EVERY other nation we’ve had a degradation.

  20. WARRIOR PRINCESS OF YAH | November 8, 2019 at 12:23 PM | Reply

    People should not be afraid to report that the President is unfit.

    • They should be afraid NOT to, Warrior.

    • It’s just possible, Kyle .. you think we’re better than we actually are? ……… Pfffffft ..

    • Also, people shouldn’t be afraid of allowing their elected leaders to govern… I’m very much afraid this one’s been viciously curtailed… Look at it as if we were discussing OUR forty acres and mule. “WE SEEKS JUSTICE, LORD… DAS’ ALL WE BE WANTIN’, LORD .. Justice…”

      Now I ask nicely one last time … will you ladies please step aside, this is man’s work ..

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