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Author Thomas Ricks joins Morning Joe to discuss his new book 'First Principles,' and why John Adams is the odd man out among first presidents. Aired on 11/11/2020.
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60 Comments on "John Adams: The First President To Turn Over Power Peacefully | Morning Joe | MSNBC"

  1. The ones that are resisting the most ,Pompeo, Barr, the Republicans, are the ones that have the most to hide . They need to investigate what they’re hiding.

    • Randi McMillan | November 11, 2020 at 4:45 PM | Reply

      *UNBIASED* mathematical analysis of the US Voting System by famous MIT PhD & Team.
      Whether Democrat or Republican or 3rd party, Election Integrity is in question. Is there any EVIDENCE? Numbers do not lie, nor have bias.

    • Scott Parramore | November 11, 2020 at 5:06 PM | Reply

      Privatization. I work in government and while in most cases it is legal…they are making millions off of privatization and circumventing gsa and other processes for government contract awards. Barr has hundreds if whistleblower complaints he has ignored and has personally prevented inspector general’s from investigating these contracts.

    • Scott Parramore | November 11, 2020 at 5:08 PM | Reply

      @Max the fraud has been perpetrated by trump and his cabinet…and while you may not believe that I urge you to look into privitization…follow the money.

    • Scott Parramore | November 11, 2020 at 5:10 PM | Reply

      @David Hale what is absurd is people who will simply repeat what they heard on Facebook and fox without actually taking the time to verify the source.

    • Or the most to make if they maintain the trumpster.

  2. Donald Trump, The First President To NOT Turn Over Power Peacefully!


  4. Thank you. This was very informative.

    • David McCullough’s book on Adams is truly superb. They do not paint Adams in a positive enough light in this segment.

  5. The people have spoken. It’s over Cheeto Benito.

  6. They are all sending up smoke screens while the media focus on his childish behavior something nefarious going on behind the scene.

    • Smoke Signals? Of impending danger to our Nation and our sons n daughters in the Military by the Sociopaths Occupying our Government.

    • @Near Yetfar You have to have patience with them – they engage in “Magical Thinking” as they just can’t face reality. Hitler was planning a final offensive up to the last few days in the bunker with armies that existed only on his table top battle fields…we do best as a species when we engage in evidence based decisions – too many Americans have somehow not received that memo (or have lost it)…

    • geofo60 Geof Harris | November 11, 2020 at 1:46 PM | Reply

      @Max Taylor
      Hitler was another “leader” who demanded loyalty, in the form of a signed contract. Those who objected to furthering what they felt were evil actions against a part of the population were imprisoned, regularly beaten & mercilessly tortured. Then they were dragged before the Nazi courts, given the “opportunity” to sign over their loyalty and when they still refused, were taken to a slaughter house and dispatched by guillotine. Their remains thrown into pits & burned. Admittedly a long way away from what’s unraveling in the United States 🇺🇸, but when your freedom is taken away by Tyrants, Authoritarians who demand Loyalty (that word again), expect the worst.

    • It’s money Trump owes Hundreds of Millions of Dollars to numerous Banks, Businesses & the IRS. He owes Deutsche Bank $184 Million Dollar’s alone, they’ve had their Offices raided by the IRS who are Investigating Trumps financial dealings. They’ve told Trump they’re sick of having IRS investigators turning up without warning seizing files so they’d like him to settle the loan ASAP & move on.Trump said he can’t while he’s President with him losing Presidential Privilege his protection will be removed & he’ll have to settle his Loans & Debts forthwith or face legal action. He’s in serious financial difficulties & it’s him personally not necessarily his Companies, you watch he’ll try to pardon himself of any last wrongdoings before he leaves office. 😁

    • Yes!! tRump is the master of distraction The media is falling for his “Look, a squirrel!” approach, while he is quietly dismantling the military and intelligence agencies. He is staging a coup and/or Russia takeover. We must not underestimate the lengths he will go to, in avoiding prison.

  7. Trump is playing with treason against the new u.s government on January 20th, 2021.

    • According to the Constitution, I don’t think treason would apply. If Trump refuses to leave the White House the only thing I believe he can be prosecuted for is trespassing. Now if he tries to use military force or conspires to commit or advocates violence to stay in office, I think that would be sedition. He should get a life sentence if he does that.

      Of course, Pelosi would probably just say, “Oh, forget about him,” or “I’ll pray for him.” Fortunately, she will not be involved in whatever charges the new DoJ brings against Trump.

    • @Astrobrant2
      He’s basically trying to overthrown an electing u.s government

    • Traitor Trump is also playing with running a coup against the will of the people!!

  8. Russell Berwick | November 11, 2020 at 12:46 PM | Reply

    Our founder are like ourselves, highly imperfect but heading toward a more perfect Union, which is what they were aiming for.

  9. Too many of us are simplifying and/or normalizing trump s response to losing the election while still expecting democracy and the rule of law to prevail. Inciting violence from within AND inviting it from without isnt a possibility, its a certainty. We should all prepare for the worst, imo.

  10. Trump doesn’t run on principles.

  11. Nobody should be surprised; since when has Trump done anything peacefully?

    • Trump has proven to be the president of peace more so than his predecessors 🎶

    • @Oh Yes, Please! I’ll Have Another Bowl Of TDS!
      Maybe Trump has outstanding loans with our enemies?

    • Where was the Blue wave the polls spoke of? Lmao. The democrats committed voter fraud. I cant wait for the investigation to be done. 4 more years of MAGA!

    • Tantrum Tazmania Devil

    • When has Trump done anything peacefully AND successfully ?? Except for maybe his TV game show ‘ The Apprentice’ on which most of the success hinged on Mark Burnett and their writers and producers to make Trump actually look dignified and smart. Even in his first election he didn’t actually want to win it. He just wanted to use the campaign to promote himself and his brand as long as possible without winning it. I doubt he thought he had a chance to win as well. Just look at his face when he found out he won…he was like ” OMG what did I get myself into” ..not too happy. So in essence he even failed at that. This time he desperately wanted and needed to win and lost …failed again lol.

  12. 00:07 I love the way they had Hairstyles in those years.

    • Teena Raven Snow | November 11, 2020 at 4:49 PM | Reply

      Hahaha, I am so happy they don’t wear those Wigs anymore. I’d have the constant urge to swat one off somebody’s head ! LOL

  13. Was the revolution worth it in the end? Just look at all the other British colonies who have there independents. Most have stronger democracies and their citizens are not armed to the hilt and don’t seem to have a problem about helping others in need, like health care. Trump is a reflection of what America is, well a good chunk of it. America is too narcissistic.

    • Teena Raven Snow | November 11, 2020 at 4:44 PM | Reply

      Umm, Overthrowing a King and his cruelty was the Point. People wish to be free, Of course I was always taught that Freedom was an illusion. But I will say this. I will Never Kneel to a KING. I will not Kneel to any Man Before God !

  14. Pamela Titterington | November 11, 2020 at 1:04 PM | Reply

    Trummpy is destroying Mr j adams whole idea of freedom

  15. Richard Thomas | November 11, 2020 at 1:04 PM | Reply

    Trump = Impeached = Infected = Voted out .

  16. I dont like the use of the word “Power” here. I prefer the word “Responsibility.”

  17. I’m thinking it should say “The First President To Turn Over In His Grave” but in Trumps case Adam’s won’t be the last. 😁

  18. Donald Trump, the first president to not turn over power peacefully.
    It’s like a child vs parents when the kid doesn’t want to leave Chuck E. Cheese.

  19. It’s not treason – it’s sedition – an equally ignominious crime…

  20. Damian Quintana | November 11, 2020 at 1:55 PM | Reply

    When you allow the most dishonorable, egotistical maniac steal an election, let him sit in the White House for 4 years, doing nothing for America but filling his pockets. What do you expect when he doesn’t want to leave?

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