Trump Defunds Military Even As He Muses About Martial Law And Rattles U.S. Saber | Rachel Maddow

Trump Defunds Military Even As He Muses About Martial Law And Rattles U.S. Saber | Rachel Maddow 1

 

Rachel Maddow points out that by vetoing the National Defense Authorization Act, Donald Trump has essentially defunded U.S. troops, though that hasn't stopped him from entertaining ideas about imposing martial law to override his election loss or attacking Iran. Aired on 12/24/2020.
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Trump Defunds Military Even As He Muses About Martial Law And Rattles U.S. Saber | Rachel Maddow

87 Comments on "Trump Defunds Military Even As He Muses About Martial Law And Rattles U.S. Saber | Rachel Maddow"

  1. Sure, why give money to “suckers and losers” as he calls them.

    • @Tessmage Tessera even john bolton said he didn’t say that – go look it up im not your research assistant.

    • @Alfred Basurto haha its pathetic that you literally hallucinate that russia is behind everything. you sound like a pathetic child.

    • Tessmage Tessera | December 24, 2020 at 12:10 PM | Reply

      @Joe Smith You’re the one making claims. Now support those claims.

    • Vietnam was proven a false flag

    • Rosie from the depths of my heart and soul my condolences to you and your family.

      Your going through so much now. I can’t say anything but the fact is I really feel things have to start turning around for all of us including your family.

      Stay strong my sister. Respect and blessings from your friend in Ottawa!

  2. Superlative CG | December 24, 2020 at 3:19 AM | Reply

    People in the military pay federal tax and therefore, their paycheck is their own money.

  3. Patty Viviendo | December 24, 2020 at 3:30 AM | Reply

    I stopped speaking to some friends from college because they voted for trump in 2016, and this affects them directly. I wonder what they think of bunker boy now 🤔 I can’t wait for their call to apologize and say they “shouldn’t have voted for trump” yup, they should have listened to me. Nvm, they did not call when he called them losers.

  4. If this isnt insanity nothing is.

    • I am Ade Munandar, who is not lazy to add to learning, always wants to learn to be an American, I want to be an American, sure that America is accepted, America will help America, God’s permission is the solution if I am Ade Munandar, at least I am able to do well, America is affected by disasters and others are enemies of several countries Can you help from several countries or the world even though America has advanced, there are Americans who know that I am Ade Munandar, I need an American Army for America’s interests. The important thing is my Facebook, Ade Munandar Munandar, I ask for help for my writing on Facebook that can speak Indonesian

    • Inagazki Kiamzki | December 24, 2020 at 11:00 AM | Reply

      Fact-Checker Alert! This bill authorizes FY2021 appropriations and sets forth policies for the Department of Defense (DOD) programs and activities, including military personnel strengths. It does not provide budget authority, which is provided in subsequent appropriations legislation. https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/6395

    • @Neville Karl the same in the uk..people have lost jobs homes cars etc…depleted what savings they had and now have too rely on food banks and donations from kind hearted people..the difference with us is that our goverment have always given us financial help up too a three thirds of your original pay..

    • Right now, everything in America is INSANITY!
      PURE INSANITY!

    • Kirk Daley my money is that they are beginning to see a bit more. It may take a bit more time, but slowly they will see!

  5. Reuel Rasheeda | December 24, 2020 at 3:34 AM | Reply

    message to Republicans still supporting him ——IS THIS FAR ENOUGH??

  6. Anthonia Aiyeola | December 24, 2020 at 3:35 AM | Reply

    Pure lunatic period this ex president needs Psychiatric help

  7. He is not even able to tract……doesnt that seem a little abnormal! He is deranged

  8. Indeed. And totally unpatriotic imo.

  9. wonder if he’ll do a surprise Christmas visit to any troops serving overseas this year? … and what welcome will he get?? watch this space I guess

  10. I’d like to see how trump supporters try to explain this

    • @super duper How, pray tell, does it favour China? This ought to be good.

    • @Lee Holland I know… No wonder it had 53 pages attached to it

    • @djernie808 TWO SEPERATE BILLS… Not just the Covid Relief bill… They put another bill on the tail end of it and THAT is a separate issue
      I agree that spending in other countries is a problem… especially when your own doorstep needs to be sorted… BUT it is Two Bills and NOT one

    • @miss rayelyn , Best comment of the year!!!

    • @super duper So….If you don’t give into my demands I am going to make our military suffer….that’s your excuse? People didn’t want to give into his extortion? So he was justified? Wow.

  11. Just knowing that a president played america all the way to end is very sad,well since trump has property and debt in other countries defunding the military is a walk in the park for him and since trumps friend russia seen everything that would bennifit him and them,he has washed his hands with america,no stimulus check for struggling americans defunding military and not worried about a russian cyber attack,criminal pardons,these are suspicious activities and a hot mess

    • Just maybe trump about to defect to Russia and he is setting up all this derision and diversion .

    • Inagazki Kiamzki | December 24, 2020 at 11:01 AM | Reply

      Fact-Checker Alert! This bill authorizes FY2021 appropriations and sets forth policies for the Department of Defense (DOD) programs and activities, including military personnel strengths. It does not provide budget authority, which is provided in subsequent appropriations legislation. https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/6395

    • randall leboeuf | December 24, 2020 at 12:31 PM | Reply

      @Inagazki Kiamzki let him defund the military the soldier dont get paid after all they wanted to defend america.we have folks protesting doing more work on protecting our rights and freedoms than the military….just and observation and rather factual.

    • Inagazki Kiamzki | December 24, 2020 at 12:57 PM | Reply

      @randall leboeuf Read the second sentence and don’t jump to the conclusion.

    • randall leboeuf | December 24, 2020 at 1:08 PM | Reply

      @Inagazki Kiamzki it a one sentence run on I dont know what you wish me to view. I studied tech writing in two disciplines so I dont criticize on grammar but see one

  12. Why the heck can’t America stop him,he is putting us in serious danger. This is lunatic behavior.

    • @Andrew I’m not forwarding or promoting
      Any lies from anyone….I call them as I see them..

    • Kathrine Kerns | December 24, 2020 at 3:56 PM | Reply

      @Blake Tyner Trump is the epitome of corruption. And, pathologic liar, greedy hateful man.

    • Gary Webb trump and Pence seem to be having a lovers spat right now. I don’t think so. Besides that he can’t pardon State charges from New York.

      Only Gov. Cuomo can and I don’t think that’s gonna happen!

    • Blake Tyner with Trumpolini your country is in the hands of the master crooked politician!

      Look at how he scammed everyone fo the election fraud fight!

    • CJG444 Green ok then call this.
      If there was in fact fraud, why didn’t Rudy present it in court?

      He appeared fifty times. Fifty times he had to tell the judge that in fact he had zero evidence. Fifty times he was shown to be the goof ball he is. Fifty times he was laughed out of court. And many of those judges were Republican appointees!

      Put the kool aid away and smell the coffee.

      There are no unicorns and trump isn’t a successful billionaire!

  13. Robert Ferguson | December 24, 2020 at 4:28 AM | Reply

    As the Allies moved in on Berlin, Hitler in his rants, blamed the German people for losing the war for him…sound familiar?

    • Hitler at the time had his own people drowned when he deliberately had the tunnel they were sheltering in blown up….adolf trump is capable of doing the same too try and save his own orange skin…he will not succeed good always wins over evil

    • @Jessica Rosenblood Hitler’s jawbone was identified by dentists records

    • Patrick Cooper best country in the world. Thank you for remembering us up North. Our Government helps its Citizens and other than some crappy weather Canada’s doing great!

      Come on up after the pandemic, we would love to welcome you and let you enjoy our hospitality and see how greatness really is.

      We measure it not in military might. Or the amount of millionaires. We measure it in quality of life.

      Merry Christmas from Ottawa! 🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦👍

    • @Damage Control Specialist most liked comment. That says a lot.

    • @Michael Reid haha where’s your humility Michael, picking on these poor Americans in their sad Hitler moment? Remember that we have only the Snow Birds, a few hovercraft, and a bunch of mounties to defend our border; a United States of Autocracy frickin scares the toques off us, eh.

      Sorry, from Vancouver 🇨🇦 👌💨

  14. This Trump guy needs to make like a tree…….and leave town.

  15. Well, because the general refused to cooperate as Flynn suggested he should do with the Martial Law to override his loss……LMFAO

  16. The GOP not only wants to, they actually have, defunded the military.

  17. Don’t think he’ll get a Carrier named after him, perhaps an FOB latrine.

    • If a aircraft carrier is named after trump it will end up in Davey Jones’s locker for sure.

    • The Navy should name any decommissioned vessel “USS Trump” and use it as target practice.

    • I am Ade Munandar, who is not lazy to add to learning, always wants to learn to be an American, I want to be an American, sure that America is accepted, America will help America, God’s permission is the solution if I am Ade Munandar, at least I am able to do well, America is affected by disasters and others are enemies of several countries Can you help from several countries or the world even though America has advanced, there are Americans who know that I am Ade Munandar, I need an American Army for America’s interests. The important thing is my Facebook, Ade Munandar Munandar, I ask for help for my writing on Facebook that can speak Indonesian

    • Inagazki Kiamzki | December 24, 2020 at 11:01 AM | Reply

      Fact-Checker Alert! This bill authorizes FY2021 appropriations and sets forth policies for the Department of Defense (DOD) programs and activities, including military personnel strengths. It does not provide budget authority, which is provided in subsequent appropriations legislation. https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/6395

    • Joe Vignolo lmfao 🤪. Good one! And may I say very appropriate!

  18. Conald J Swamp doesn’t respect our troops, the veterans,

    • See if we’re such a terrible danger with a “defunded military” then why not invade those “threatening countries” ??? Youre all a stupid

  19. Evone Javois-White | December 24, 2020 at 7:48 AM | Reply

    The president’ is committing sedition, attempting to interfere with election results,inciting resurrection and mia

  20. Looks like y’all need to do something with him. He’s steady committing crimes..And getting away with it.

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