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Garry Kasparov of the Renew Democracy Initiative joins Morning Joe to discuss Trump's attempts to undermine the coming elections and what can be done to protect the election. Aired on 08/03/2020.
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Kasparaov: Authoritarians Come Up With Things We Can't Imagine | Morning Joe | MSNBC

66 Comments on "Kasparov: Authoritarians Come Up With Things We Can’t Imagine | Morning Joe | MSNBC"

  1. Richard Owens | August 3, 2020 at 10:36 AM | Reply

    What I imagine is that Trump is using the COVID-19 crisis, the BLM protests, and mail in voting as ways to CHEAT his way to re-election. He sees COVID-19 as something that disproportionately affects large cities that lean Democratic and are also made up of more immigrants, minorities, and people of color who also lean Democratic. And, he sees the BLM protests as an excuse to send Federal troops out into the streets of Democratic led cities to intimidate protesters, now, and to intimidate voters in November, and he sees the USPS as a threat because they will be handling the increased number of mail in ballots – so, he’s going to sabotage their ability to do so. What is clear is that Trump has no interest in EARNING re-election by solving problems or trying to win more voters over to his side – because, he intends to CHEAT his way into a second term! The question, then, is will we let him get away with it, or not?

    • Cori MacNaughton | August 4, 2020 at 3:01 PM | Reply

      @orphan 200 And the Republicans have been helping since Reagan, such as when he got rid of the Fairness Doctrine in 1986, which opened the door to their ongoing demonization of Democrats, and anyone who disagrees with them.
      They haven’t even really pretended to act with true bipartisanship ever since.
      The whole corrupt lot needs to go.

    • Cori MacNaughton | August 4, 2020 at 3:18 PM | Reply

      @Richard Owens I agree with this statement, as I am also a progressive Independent, but that still doesn’t make Obama culpable IN ANY WAY for the racial divide in this nation; before, during or after his presidency.
      Our nation was, in large part, FOUNDED on racial divide.
      And yes, prior to #traitortrump, we had made great strides forward as a nation.
      But what #traitortrump has done is to show us the slimy underbelly of those who only PRETENDED to be real Americans, believing in the Constitution and the Rule of Law, and have now been spotlighted as the FRAUDS they truly are.
      I wasn’t a big Obama fan either, and he lost me completelywhen he signed NDAA, but holding him responsible for not completely healing a 230-year racial divide in a mere eight years is an unrealistic, unreasonable, and disingenuous fallacy at best.

    • Cori MacNaughton | August 4, 2020 at 3:23 PM | Reply

      @Jarry Sciligo He won’t have a choice.
      At noon on 20 Jan 2021, #traitortrump ceases to be president, and at that point, if he won’t leave willingly, the Secret Service will drag his sorry @ss out, along with his vile family, with military support if need be.
      He CANNOT remain past his expiration date. šŸ¤£

    • Cori MacNaughton | August 4, 2020 at 3:26 PM | Reply

      @Joe Michaud If I could like this comment 1,000 times, I would.
      Time to CLEAN HOUSE!!!
      Vote BIDEN 2020!!!
      #traitortrump for LIFE IN PRISON!!!

    • Cori MacNaughton | August 4, 2020 at 3:27 PM | Reply

      @mike briganti Yet another delusional #traitortrump tool.

  2. Gary Witherspoon | August 3, 2020 at 10:42 AM | Reply

    The nation is looking at a violent transition of power as the Republican Party noise machine gears up to discredit a Trump defeat. Close down all Republican Party Congressional District Offices now. No shelter for the Republican House and Senate

  3. William Thomas | August 3, 2020 at 10:46 AM | Reply

    Creeping authoritarianism? We’re way passed that point now!

    • Veronica Valencia | August 3, 2020 at 12:34 PM | Reply

      FREEDOM FORCE Your desperation and fear are palpable. Understandably so. A statement about being a progressive president is as benign as pass the salt when compared to a flailing president who suggests postponing the elections.
      -COVID: 4,821,575 infected, 158,457 DEAD, in just 157 days
      -ECONOMY: Unemployment-11.1%
      GDP -32.9% worst drop ever since recording GDP in 1940ā€™s.
      -RACE RELATIONS: 63% of Americanā€™s support BLM, 69% of Americanā€™s polled (highest in 32 yrs) believe Black and minority people are denied equality in criminal justice system.
      American Federation of Government Workers
      American Federation of Teachers
      Postal Workers Union
      International Assoc of Firefighters
      United Farmworkers Union
      United Auto Workers Union
      United Food & Commercial Union
      United Steelworkers Union
      Multiple REPUBLICAN groups
      BIDEN is ahead of trump in every poll. Before you point to the inaccuracies of the 2016 polls, as many Trumplicanā€™s do, in 2016 no one knew what kind of President Trump would be. Now we do. He lost the popular vote as reflected in 2016 polls suggested.

    • Veronica Valencia | August 3, 2020 at 12:35 PM | Reply

      Crystal Giddens In RUSSIA.

    • @Crystal Giddens how droll, you troll

    • Cecil Brisley | August 3, 2020 at 1:51 PM | Reply

      @Jan Davis no, just check out her subscriptions. She is completely disconnected from reality.

    • You are not yet at the point of no return. But if Dump is in power 1-1-2021 12:01, your much flaunted democracy will have ended.
      You are dependent on the rest of government doing their job to block the dictator.

  4. Paul Whetstone | August 3, 2020 at 10:50 AM | Reply

    Finally, a man who doesnā€™t underestimate the lengths Con Don and his enablers will go to maintain and extend their power. I guess it takes a chess master.

  5. Richard Alexander | August 3, 2020 at 10:53 AM | Reply

    If Donnie had fought The Virus with half the energy he’s spent hiding his taxes, the election wouldn’t be a problem for the orange Russian lap-dog.

    • TheLast OfTheMonicans | August 3, 2020 at 1:55 PM | Reply

      Sperup AD Well said. In the infamous words of the orange traitor, ā€œI love the poorly educatedā€.

    • Mark Campbell | August 4, 2020 at 5:21 AM | Reply

      Parslow Pongbert This is the reason why, and no one wants to talk about it. Our Press cannot seem to say it. As long as it was a blue state problem , no action.

    • TheLast OfTheMonicans | August 4, 2020 at 5:41 AM | Reply

      Mark Campbell The dishonesty when coupled with racism keeps 40% of the population supporting this con man. He and the republicans have done everything humanly possible to defund and destroy the ACA and then say Obamacare is not working.

    • Lorenzo Cabrini | August 4, 2020 at 9:27 AM | Reply

      The point is he wouldn’t. It would be out of character for him. Also, his Russian master wouldn’t allow it. The golden shower tape would emerge in no time. Moreover, actions like that are what would make him lose supporters. Remember, they’re flat earthers. They don’t think like people do. I’m inclined to say they don’t think at all.

    • Richard Alexander | August 4, 2020 at 9:40 AM | Reply

      @Lorenzo Cabrini True, it would be impossible for tRump to work for anybody or anything that didn’t benefit him directly.

  6. His words are chilling and true.

  7. Kevin Hallinan | August 3, 2020 at 10:54 AM | Reply

    Although Trump is a creepy authoritarian, authoritarianism is not creeping in America; it is galloping.

    • Cori MacNaughton | August 4, 2020 at 2:00 PM | Reply

      @Peter F Well, he’s already “an impotent sound and fury, signifying nothing,” but yes, indicting and JAILING ALL his worst enablers is key.

    • Cori MacNaughton | August 4, 2020 at 2:19 PM | Reply

      @Crystal Giddens Jeez. This is right up there with #traitortrump taking the COVID-19 data away from the CDC, and having it sent directly to his minions in his administration, the better to fudge the numbers.
      Of course, he’s doing it for the opposite reason, to downplay the number of COVID deaths, which is why the numbers in many states appear to be flattening, when the truth on the ground is anything but.
      I actually got a call from my husband last night, because rural Tennessee where we live is now the #2 hotspot for growing numbers of cases, to warn me to always wear a mask when I go out.
      Of course, I was already doing so, but I appreciated it, all the same.
      Stay safe out there, Crystal!

    • @Cori MacNaughton I mean impotent in the sense that if no one would carry out he illegal, inhumane orders, it would greatly diminish his ability to achieve so much meanness.

    • @Cori MacNaughton The ratio of police to citizens in the rest of the world is 30% of the US cop population. And the rest of the world gets along just fine, criminals still get caught, etc. And at a lot less cost to the taxpayers too. And then there the immoral, obscene FOR PROFIT PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX that your friendly
      goddamed US Govt. created. ..

    • @Crystal Giddens lol ok tinfoil hat Karen.

  8. Bill Andersen | August 3, 2020 at 10:56 AM | Reply

    When Trump talks, it is like watching someone talking to a mirror. What he says about others is him speaking about himself. His legacy of a Trump monument is a Wall built with funds taken from our armed services and a COVID-19 cemetery which increases daily due to his action of inaction. Now he is trying to add our children to this monument by requiring schools to open with his action of inaction on safety guidelines. Maybe he will do an Executive Order for these childrenā€™s own COVID-19 Cemetery

    His child may or may not go back to school (if T determines if it is safe to do so) while are children are directed to or schools loose funding

    C-19 danger: T not ok to vote; T ok send children to school (His little warriors)

    Watched him on tv like an 8 year old made to apologize for something he did wrong.

    The former president was floored by Trump’s declaration that he takes no responsibility for his administration’s coronavirus shortcomings.

    Retired Military generals concerned about his actions šŸ˜·

    • You are RIGHT ! It is SURVIVAL of the SMARTEST for every person on the planet right now ! On many levels at once !

    • Nonya Bizness | August 3, 2020 at 4:21 PM | Reply

      2 corrections: melanie (sp) will decide about baron’s schooling situation- trump doesn’t even know the kid. and trump did NOT “build that wall”. there is maybe a mile of actual new wall down here, out of 2,000+ miles of borderlands. some remodeling of old wall. and a WHOLE LOTTA MISSING BILLIONS for that invisible wall. trump&co will be wildly wealthy when he leaves in january- for the first time ever. probably even have enough to pay back his creditors. but he won’t.

  9. When 2 former residents of communist countries tells us America is moving to a dictatorship wake up people and vote. This November you need to vote like your life depends on it because this November it is going to be for you life this time in so many ways. Please Vote

  10. “Anything they do to stay in power is fine as long as it works.”
    Trump has actually said he does what he does because “it works”.

    • Ken Albertsen | August 3, 2020 at 7:36 PM | Reply

      That’s how a thief thinks. “If I can get away with it, I’ll do it.” Trump takes it a step further: “We’ve got nukes, ….so why don’t we use them?”

  11. Bunker Baby dRumph | August 3, 2020 at 11:09 AM | Reply

    “Putins Russia is clearly the biggest & most dangerous threat facing the world today, but it is not the only one. Terrorist groups like Al-Qaeda & The Islamic State are (despite the latter’s name) stateless & without the the vast resources & weapons of mass destruction Putin has at his fingertips.” Gary Kasparov

    • mike briganti | August 3, 2020 at 2:56 PM | Reply


    • Richard Pierpoint | August 4, 2020 at 6:39 AM | Reply

      @mike briganti And when did China interfere in an American Presidential election?

      Oh, that’s RIGHT – they never did.

      Are you REALLY this stupid, or are you just pretending?

      Serious question…

  12. Gimena Guillen | August 3, 2020 at 11:16 AM | Reply

    They risk the lives of all republicans, democrats and independents..

  13. Used to be, the moon revolved around Earth. With this President, we’ve gone into lunacy orbit.

  14. ā€œThose who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocitiesā€ ~ Voltaire


  16. Trump already said himself, “If everyone was allowed to vote Republicans would never win an election”.

  17. We’re in Ranpant Authoritorism already, see Secret Police.

  18. Johanna Hidalgo | August 3, 2020 at 1:25 PM | Reply

    this guy should be put everywhere, all the time, he knows what he’s talking about. he lived it!!!! VOTE BLUE 2020!!! for our DEMOCRACY!

  19. Cidalia Borges | August 3, 2020 at 2:26 PM | Reply

    Republicans who support Trump are responsible for everything he dose

  20. Trump will not win.
    But he also will not lose.
    He. Will. Not. Leave. Office.
    Leaving means jail.
    He knows it.

    • Cori MacNaughton | August 4, 2020 at 2:47 PM | Reply

      He has no choice.
      Unless reelected, he ceases to be president at noon on 20 January 2021, and the military WILL REMOVE HIM from the peoples’ White House at that time, if he makes it necessary.
      Our military has NO LOVE LOST for this 5-time draft dodger, criminal, disrespectful, Grifter-in-Chief.

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