President Donald Trump Amplifies Risk Of Standing Up For The Rule Of Law | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

President Donald Trump Amplifies Risk Of Standing Up For The Rule Of Law | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC 1


Timothy Snyder, Yale history professor and author of "On Tyranny," talks with Rachel Maddow about the personal risks that come with standing up for the rule of law when it is threatened by an authoritarian like Donald Trump. Aired on 2/14/2020.
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President Donald Trump Amplifies Risk Of Standing Up For The Rule Of Law | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

35 Comments on "President Donald Trump Amplifies Risk Of Standing Up For The Rule Of Law | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. Francis Fulloffrenchpeople | February 14, 2020 at 3:40 PM | Reply

    The eventual Democratic nominee should use the Vindman Brothers in a campaign commercial.

  2. Keep it up! Looking forward for more videos from you, don’t stop! Would you like to be YouTube friends? ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. America is worth the risk, her patriotic heroes know this. ๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ

  4. 10,000 of you for 1 Charlie Whiskey | February 14, 2020 at 3:45 PM | Reply

    Nominee should bring the Vindman brothers&stormy daniels to every debate,every rally

  5. Read his book “On Tyranny”, it is very small work and not a huge time commitment (I read it twice in an afternoon and made notes during the second read) it is very enlightening. It will help you recover what is right and proper when all is wrong and chaotic in the world. Deceptively simple lessons on complex issues with factual, historical references to underline the point being made.

  6. Tyrannical Trump Nuisance is Above the Law ( Deep State )

  7. Jonas Klingberg | February 14, 2020 at 3:50 PM | Reply

    Very clever of the Republicans to keep crying Coup! Coup!, all the while carrying out one.

  8. Richard Conner | February 14, 2020 at 4:38 PM | Reply


    • The mob calls them rats

    • Republicans and Democrats agreed to the language of this “Whistleblower Law” protecting the identity and describing the flow of the information. If it were a Democrat under investigation, the Republicans would have no problem enforcing the rules. With a Nazi in our WH, it is once again an issue of “friends & enemies”. Trump, the malignant narcissist, is always convinced that everyone is out to get him. As a bully, he must get his revenge even though people were only providing the House with the facts to the extent that they were personally aware of them. Since the facts were independently corroborated by witnesses, the whistleblower’s statement became irrelevant except to trigger an investigation. These revenge tactics have labeled Trump immature, petty and ill mannered in front of the entire world. So weak. So shameful. And he did it to himself.

    • Nadia Silvershine | February 14, 2020 at 9:38 PM | Reply

      Trump is lawless.

  9. very well said, ty dr maddow and mr snyder. we must shake off this apathy which has enveloped us! we are the land of the free, because of the brave! stand up!

  10. Cecile Metivier | February 14, 2020 at 4:51 PM | Reply

    A clarion voice we all need to hear and heed in these dangerous times. Thank you Prof. Snyder and Rachel.

  11. Caroline Mc Carney | February 14, 2020 at 4:55 PM | Reply

    the mob is running usa and barr is the boss trump to dumb to be anybody’s boss he and his kids steal from charities and get caught dumb as rocks

  12. That’s such a simple and effective recommendation. America needs its heroes, right now.

  13. Tim Snyder is brilliant. Fantastic as a lecturer, writer and thinker.

  14. I STAND….unless the Anthem is playing… with those that become WHISTLE BLOWERS !

  15. VOTE BLUE AND LETS END THE GOPs efforts to take away all Our benefits and Protect our Laws

  16. We are at a point where the rich defend the POTUS and the rest are just watching what happens.

  17. We The people need to have a courage to stand up. We already saw many government officials resigning “on protest” against Trump, but they just did that without doing anything to protest. We need the real courage to stand up. Trump believes silent protest does not affect his ego at all. Bill Burr complains Trump’s tweets but in fact, what he does is to do what he was instructed by Trump. By letting Trump walk free, the Senate Republicans are 100% responsible for the emerging of this real and pure evil devil, who is now trying to clean his own bad record of impeachment but also trying to undo all of investigation works Mueller has completed… Then he will re-hire those criminals like Roger Stone and Micheal Flynn into his cabinet, to create his own organized crime empire, to replace the US government with, so that he will be the real king of criminal empire nobody would complain or protest. That is what Trump is trying to do now. Already he declared absolutely unlimited power to control justice systems…we may see lots of criminals walking streets, shooting innocent people who would disagree with Trump…one by one…

  18. “It’s a beautiful thing, the destruction of words”. George Orwell – 1984

  19. nicholas schoonbeck | February 14, 2020 at 9:33 PM | Reply

    I think we should crowd fund each of those people support –

  20. This is how freedom is taken away. A dictator threatening you if you dare question their abuse of power.

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