Pentagon Not Clear On Trump Threat To Use Military On Americans | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

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Courtney Kube, NBC News correspondent for national security and the military, talks with Rachel Maddow about whether Donald Trump is actually invoking the Insurrection Act to allow him to deploy U.S. troops on U.S. soil against Americans. Aired on 6/2/2020.
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Pentagon Not Clear On Trump Threat To Use Military On Americans | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

105 Comments on "Pentagon Not Clear On Trump Threat To Use Military On Americans | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. StealieSteve | June 2, 2020 at 7:00 AM | Reply

    In East Germany the commies power collapsed when their soldiers refused to crush their own people. Be very careful here @U.S. government.

    • Richard Engels | June 2, 2020 at 6:13 PM | Reply

      That was preceded by 66 years of soldiers crushing their own people. Don’t be complacent now, because those freedoms are slipping away fast.

    • Billy Baque | June 2, 2020 at 6:59 PM | Reply

      @DC Means I Oh I agree with you on weak Democrats, I want a conniving rule breaking Liberal version of Mitch McConnell, breaking rules to destroy hate filled republican laws just like Mitch destroys helpful caring Liberal bills. I want a Grim Reaper for all republican policies.

    • @Bryan Lee I live in Northern Michigan and feel Canada would be better stewards of the Great Lakes and tributaries. Once this insane 2 party mafia style government blows up over here I hope they get this section of states under their power. I’m all in for that right now.

    • Ramon Castaneda | June 2, 2020 at 9:00 PM | Reply

      Yes we will not fire upon our own people, let Trump come out and face what he has created

    • Peter McCarthy | June 2, 2020 at 9:10 PM | Reply

      @Mike MUC Very well expressed, thanks. Best wishes from the UK.

  2. When China threatened to use their military against the Hong Kong protesters after months of unrest, the US and the West were quick to condemn Beijing. Ironically too, HK Governor Carrie Lam never hid inside a bunker.

  3. LordKellthe1st | June 2, 2020 at 7:08 AM | Reply

    Meanwhile, fox news disabled the comment sections. And the propaganda continues.

    • They aren’t a News Organization, the are an Entertainment Channel. With just Show Business Schills for The POS POTUS. None are real Journalists!..😎💪🇺🇸

    • itsallfree a | June 2, 2020 at 5:55 PM | Reply

      Report them for obvious propaganda.

    • Dan Silecchia | June 2, 2020 at 6:38 PM | Reply

      I know, like him walking away from the press, the VOICE OF THE PEOPLE.

    • @Mickey Holler Fox news has started habitually disabling the comments on most of their YouTube videos because their own viewers were constantly engaging in blatant racism in the comments that didn’t jibe with their propaganda, and were also being shouted down by a much larger anti-Trump contingent which just made them look bad. Basically they can’t win an honest argument so they just don’t allow it.

    • Bacons Strip | June 2, 2020 at 9:32 PM | Reply

      They are afraid of what their viewers will post. They honestly would rather not know.

  4. “land of the free”
    “best country”

    yeah, I highly doubt that

  5. Grody Locks | June 2, 2020 at 7:12 AM | Reply

    Be careful what you ask for Donald.


    • Son stop it now……..its past your bed time

    • Margaret Alexander | June 2, 2020 at 11:53 AM | Reply

      Exactly! Both have secretly studied all our laws, our policies, classified, intricate, and otherwise. They have focused, intently, on the hoopholes. The two heads, are simply, edging, inching, torturing, focusing on all elements, to timely, make the revolting, anarchy happen! God! Put on YOUR HEAVY SPIRITUAL ARMOUR OF PROTECTION on us all! WE HUMBLY, BESEECH YOU, please! Guide us! Please God! Ensure, anarchy, never, ever, prevail in this land! Amen and Amen!

    • @Margaret Alexander if (and that is a big IF) that is true, Putin is only using Trump to destroy America. No other reason I can think of. Trump is no match for Putin intellectually. I just find it strange that in the middle of this pandemonium, Trump felt compelled to call his big brother.

    • Start with the government, the Republicans and campaign donors firstly. They are in charge for destroying US democracy, health and wealth and international influence. China, India and Russia cannot believe all their fortune….they simply have to sit ,wait and watch the USA committing suicide.

    • Better English | June 2, 2020 at 2:57 PM | Reply

      @Troy Stocker You clearly didn’t read them

  7. Adventure54 | June 2, 2020 at 7:21 AM | Reply

    Are you better off today than four years ago? Do you feel safer today than four years ago? Do you trust your current elected leaders more than four years ago? Do you feel that your current elected leader has accomplished the promises made four years ago? Are you financially more confident than four years ago? Has your quality of life improved any more than four years ago?Ask yourself those question on 3 November 2020 & vote accordingly.

  8. Mike Galbraith | June 2, 2020 at 7:23 AM | Reply

    Susan Collins: “Trump has learned his lesson.” Trump: “Hold my.. diet coke.”


  10. Christian Xander James | June 2, 2020 at 7:28 AM | Reply

    Big man.
    Wont serve in the military but wants to use it against his own people.
    Who are the looters?
    Start with the top 1% who wont help out now that times are tough.

  11. Tired of the lies | June 2, 2020 at 7:30 AM | Reply

    He’s got more people in DC protesting than he had at his inauguration.😆😆😆😆😆

    • Trudy Colborne | June 2, 2020 at 5:33 PM | Reply

      @Ra JeSh That’s exactly where you are missing the point. You don’t feel the need to be angry about the fatal use of unlawful police force. That doesn’t mean other people are feeling the same way. Whether you acknowledge it or not they are angry. They’re so angry they aren’t all thinking rationally. You can’t reason away their feelings.

    • Cindy Pomerleau | June 2, 2020 at 7:31 PM | Reply

      @Dark Knight
      They’re just the ones looting

    • Yes ! 👍🏼🗳💙

    • The Ron Day View | June 2, 2020 at 9:06 PM | Reply

      My God, Ra JeSh, if she can do that when she has no power, think of how wonderful she’d have been as President!

    • Delano Green | June 2, 2020 at 10:53 PM | Reply

      @Ra JeSh , lay off the hash man.

  12. Edward WISDOM KEEPER/SEEKER OF TRUTH | June 2, 2020 at 7:31 AM | Reply

    The people have the full rights under the American constitution , to protest in a civil orderly way.

    • @DC Means I DC like DC Comics? Wikipedia says: “Unlike most superheroes, Batman does not possess any inhuman superpowers. He does, however, possess a genius-level intellect and is a peerless martial artist, and his vast wealth affords him an extraordinary arsenal of weaponry and equipment.”

      So Batman is exactly like Trump

    • Syed Muhhamad | June 2, 2020 at 8:27 PM | Reply

      The reality is that this situation was predictable right since early April! A leader’s (and in fact all politicians’) response to a pandemic should be a scientific one and focusing only on people’s health and well-being. When other things (such as election, propaganda and interfering into other countries’ internal affairs) get priority, frustration and violence is inevitable.

    • Reese Willis | June 2, 2020 at 9:10 PM | Reply

      They also have the right to get rid of the current law enforcers or government and place new people who uphold the constitution in their place

    • Time to go home now. The rioters and looters have taken over and the governor’s refusals to go after them aggressively is only increasing Trump’s re-election chances.

    • Tammy Gabbard | June 2, 2020 at 9:34 PM | Reply

      Its really not about protest its more about the citys being destroyed and the ones that are being desructive .its takeng away the meaning of the protest

  13. Phillip Mcintyre | June 2, 2020 at 7:37 AM | Reply

    Trump is going to create a situation that makes Kent State look like a joke…

  14. David McLean | June 2, 2020 at 7:38 AM | Reply

    By 2022, Mexico will thank Don for building that wall for them.

  15. David Guelette | June 2, 2020 at 7:44 AM | Reply

    It’s like listening Kim Jung Un claiming that democracy no longer exists.

  16. Nico van Gelder | June 2, 2020 at 8:09 AM | Reply

    Sending troops against your own people is an act of evoking civil war. That cannot and must not happen.

    • @Trudy Colborne i did nothing wrong

    • @Brian Powell Just issuing the order, albeit via tweet, is an act of war. Unprovoked.
      I hope you are right… I can’t imagine a US military commander committing treason for Donald Trump when he will be gone in 8 months and they will still have to answer to a court martial.

    • Alex De la Luna | June 2, 2020 at 6:37 PM | Reply

      Or a militaristic dictatorship.

    • Gunsandrosalina Padtwo | June 2, 2020 at 7:38 PM | Reply

      civil war may be the only option this nation has to evoke change.

    • Trudy Colborne | June 2, 2020 at 9:04 PM | Reply

      @D M That’s what Trump would say too. So how do you get out of it? You don’t I guess.

  17. C O'Neal Black | June 2, 2020 at 8:10 AM | Reply

    Wow, the protest in DC really shook him up. Making America great again means invoking laws from the 1800’s? Who knew ?!

    • catchfish205 | June 2, 2020 at 5:53 PM | Reply

      @D M << I arrived here with many years of experience...

    • @Maggie Rezac and let me slow way down for you…….if you were you committed a crime…….wow….are you serious right now

    • kak2 Okay and could’ve served justice in a COURTHOUSE. A cop has no right to MURDER someone that is HANDCUFFED. Why CAN’T you trump supporters UNDERSTAND. If Floyd was WHITE, this story would’ve been completely different. If you support this cop or you are neutral about this cop MURDERING a HANDCUFFED BLACK man, then you ARE the problem.

    • Always believe the opposite of what comes out Trump’s mouth. Trump’s Great is Hate. Make America Hate Again.

    • Buzzsaw Enthusiast | June 2, 2020 at 10:31 PM | Reply

      It would fit the themes of racism in the government

  18. Why are protesters demanding justice nationwide ?
    Trump : Ask Chynah !

  19. HeartDoc Andrew | June 2, 2020 at 9:44 AM | Reply

    “Pentagon Not Clear On Trump Threat To Use Military On Americans” for which we should be thankful because it also means they’re also **not** clear on our #ImPOTUS45 being a “stable genius.” Nonetheless, may all reading this send a clear fact-check on Nov 3rd by voting for real change instead of more “Mourning in America.”

  20. Gina Whiteley | June 2, 2020 at 12:34 PM | Reply

    Today’s newspaper headlines read: “trump threatens to use military force” and “Biden pledges action on racism.” Two very different responses. Vote all Republicans out!

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