Trump Fulfills ‘Cartoonishly Evil’ Hypothetical; Threatens States | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Trump Fulfills 'Cartoonishly Evil' Hypothetical; Threatens States | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC 1


Rachel Maddow replays testimony from Stanford Law Professor Pamela Karlan at a Donald Trump impeachment hearing in which she describes a hypothetical situation in which Donald Trump attempts to extort political favors from a state in need of emergency funding, a situation that Trump has managed to make real. Aired on 5/20/2020.
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Trump Fulfills 'Cartoonishly Evil' Hypothetical; Threatens States | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

77 Comments on "Trump Fulfills ‘Cartoonishly Evil’ Hypothetical; Threatens States | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. Tera Greene | May 21, 2020 at 7:02 AM | Reply

    “OMG… that was only December.”

    • Wendy's Garden | May 21, 2020 at 7:35 AM | Reply

      “Coronatime,” I keep calling this strange 3 months, where time seems both compressed and dilated at the same time. But for 3.4 years, Trump has been evil and awful. That’s a constant.

    • Bernadette Leonard | May 21, 2020 at 11:56 AM | Reply


  2. He needs to be impeached again then.

  3. Dereck Skeete | May 21, 2020 at 8:05 AM | Reply

    This man needs to be voted out of office… his evil actions is hurting Americans

    • Hurting? 95,000+ Americans disagreed with you from heaven

    • Trump is Satan, 94K Americans died. The worst number of deaths in the world! Many seniors died.

    • Karen Davis | May 21, 2020 at 5:27 PM | Reply

      He should be immediately removed from office, tried for his sins, and put in prison.

    • Zany Moonites | May 21, 2020 at 8:06 PM | Reply

      @a mattei Hi, A. Have you imagined what he might do between Nov. and Jan when he’s lost the election? Hope someone thinks to replace the “football” with a phony one if they haven’t already.

    • Zany Moonites | May 21, 2020 at 8:16 PM | Reply

      @a mattei Have you ever let your mind wander to the time between Nov and Jan if he loses? Hope someone has thought to replace the “football” with a fake if they haven’t already.

  4. Robert Tiberius | May 21, 2020 at 8:14 AM | Reply

    Hey Michigan, how’s it feel to be Ukraine?

    • Best laugh I had so far today. Ukraine 😂

    • Pamela Wiles | May 21, 2020 at 2:10 PM | Reply

      Oh my God I got that five minutes later

    • Kimo Coloma | May 21, 2020 at 3:20 PM | Reply

      @Edward Schofield more fraud illegal votes you meant. Supreme Court soon to the rescue. Losers!!!

    • votes- have consequences | May 21, 2020 at 4:23 PM | Reply


    • @votes- have consequences I won’t and I don’t live near Flint. We did find out recently that our water is also contaminated. I turned on the tap and brown liquid poured out. I called my City and was told it was a break in the main line. This has been going on for 2 years. This Michigan resident won’t be voting for him.

  5. Tamie Miller | May 21, 2020 at 8:20 AM | Reply

    Rachel I’m just glad I live in a Purple state with a gop governor not that the people will see any of that funding.

  6. carlos rivera | May 21, 2020 at 8:20 AM | Reply

    He’s afraid and knows he’s going to lose this November 2020 !!

    • Arlene Wipfler | May 21, 2020 at 7:03 PM | Reply

      Nico Barrera Those are lies. Googling does not necessarily lead to true facts. I have followed Biden’s career for decades and he is not a child molester. Remember the googled ‘facts’ about Hilary Clinton running a ring of child molesters in the basement of Comet pizza in DC? Those were lies. Some poor guy believed those lies and drove there and shot up the place to free the children. He is in jail. There was no ring of child molesters. There wasn’t even a basement.

    • Nico Barrera | May 21, 2020 at 7:24 PM | Reply

      Arlene Wipfler If I get tested in morning but I can easily catch it after that isn’t it fair to say that testing is rather pointless that we should focus on people that more at risk . I don’t agree to quarantine either

    • Nico Barrera | May 21, 2020 at 7:26 PM | Reply

      Arlene Wipfler China cover up everything but are you giving them free pass there even speculation that if they were honest it would reduced by 90% world wide .

    • Jean Engstrom | May 21, 2020 at 8:46 PM | Reply

      @Nico Barrera Because he trashed the 69 pg. CDC pandemic playbook, ignored his own intel, and procrastinated for SEVENTY precious days before taking action. NOW he encourages the “Liberators” & suggests 3 different lethal treatments.

    • Arlene Wipfler | May 21, 2020 at 9:30 PM | Reply

      Nico Barrera No that is Trump’s BS because he is incompetent to use the Defense Production Act to have the testing supplies manufactured. Every country that has gotten the pandemic under control and limited the loss of life has used massive amounts of testing, contact tracing and quarantine. That WORKED in South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, etc. Because Trump didn’t stand up the testing many Americans have died.

  7. Jackie Walters | May 21, 2020 at 8:29 AM | Reply

    I would refer you to Adam Schiff’s closing argument before the Senate impeachment vote in January. “What are the odds if left in office that he will continue trying to cheat? I will tell you: 100 percent,” he said. “A man without character or ethical compass will never find his way.”

  8. northerniltree | May 21, 2020 at 8:32 AM | Reply

    Sounds like a Trump biography: Cartoonishly Evil.

  9. FRED SPANGENBERG | May 21, 2020 at 8:41 AM | Reply

    Another reason why we need to vote this president out of office in November.

  10. Matthew Lewis | May 21, 2020 at 8:47 AM | Reply

    He still doesn’t know what the Constitution says about elections. Isn’t it up to the States to choose how they hold elections and in their own Constitutions. Nothing to do with the Federal Government..

    • Shari Bigay | May 21, 2020 at 5:54 PM | Reply

      You say that as if trump cares about the Constatution, or the law.

    • @Dusty Rains Exactly what I’ve been thinking. Biden is going to win (though not by as much as he should). The Senate is *finally* going to flip Blue. And Dems will keep a reasonable majority in the House.

      Biden is already implementing a much more progressive agenda. He’s working with Sanders and allies. As the great Bob Dylan once said, “The times, they are a-changin’.”

    • @Ted L From your fingers to God’s ears.

    • @Jeremiah C Don’t. Don’t get complacent. Plan for the worst possible scenario, and act accordingly. The Republicans, now that they’ve completely demolished both their base and credibility, will throw every possible dirty trick in and out of the book to stay in power. This is when they’re the most dangerous: when they don’t care about “appearing” to be credible anymore.

    • Claudia Stokes | May 21, 2020 at 10:40 PM | Reply

      @Dusty Rains if only that were true. We cannot survive another 4 years.
      Trump has bragged that he could have made from 2 billion to 5 billion if he had not been president.
      So why does he want so badly to be president 4 more years?
      Because Trump was broke when he ran. Overwhelmed with debt again.
      I know in my gut that he is making himself and Kushner filthy rich by being our president.
      Trump needs to go back to Florida.
      Fellow Americans, please vote him out.

  11. godfatherNYC | May 21, 2020 at 8:55 AM | Reply


  12. james butler | May 21, 2020 at 9:33 AM | Reply

    Who would have ever thought we would have a leader (and I use that term loosely) that would spread lies, misinformation, and propaganda like a teenager on Twitter?

    • Adrienne Gormley | May 21, 2020 at 8:42 PM | Reply

      He has admitted in ithe past great admiration for Kim Jong Un (N Korea), and this is the standard practice of governments like that. Including the government controlled press, which is why hes so upset at anybody not Faux News.

    • Djo Fortunato | May 21, 2020 at 9:15 PM | Reply

      We still don’t.
      Who is he leading , in actuality?
      And towards What

    • Member Berry | May 21, 2020 at 9:48 PM | Reply


    • Point your finger to where it belong to the Fake News Media your co Democrat lapdogs the enemy of the people.

    • @Adrienne Gormley You don’t realize how good and unusual the art of negotiation at it’s best. Obviously the previous Administrations failed to communicate with the North Koreans. Who would have guess he would be the first to bring them to the table. It’s a step forward that deserved admiration instead of criticizing it.

  13. Mary Ann Brown | May 21, 2020 at 9:50 AM | Reply

    Hitler is alive, he just died his hair blonde and put on a lot of weight.

  14. *This feels like the longest, dumbest most corrupt Presidency in history.*

  15. Well, mail in votes in every state, what is he going to do about it.

  16. “Cartoonishly Evil.” That is the perfect phrase for that WH resident’s core being! Everything he does is cartoonishly evil. What a sorry state we are in. #VOTEBLUE

  17. Twump doesn’t want people to vote because he doesn’t like democracy. He wants to be the supreme leader like his friends


    • ICU america | May 21, 2020 at 8:51 PM | Reply

      @person who’s real what our system of government lacks, society makes up for. Trump and McConnell will be social outcasts along with others.

    • person who's real | May 21, 2020 at 8:54 PM | Reply

      @ICU america I can only hope so

    • ICU america | May 21, 2020 at 9:42 PM | Reply

      In America the scales of justice are not always even.our government is suffocating from to much politics and not enoughpublic interest In current events. Relying on social mediafacebook to give instant gratification. But in your face methods get better results. Camping out in front of a politicians office’s says more to the world then words can say, and can’t be dismissed as easily as social media by political partisan ship.

    • Member Berry | May 21, 2020 at 9:52 PM | Reply

      Trump is a symptom of the deep-seated issues in American Society.. Solve the real problems or you’ll find yourselves with another Trump at some point in the future..

    • @person who’s real If people would deliver their unhappiness in person instead of by weak social media, would improve some changes in government.

  19. Why isn’t anybody looking into impeaching him a second time?!

    • Too close to the election.

    • votes- have consequences | May 21, 2020 at 4:18 PM | Reply

      Too close to the election. Let the People decide. If he gets another 4 years… Immediate impeachment proceedings will start! First President to be double impeached and sent to Jail! LMAO

    • Aaron Mueller | May 21, 2020 at 4:56 PM | Reply

      Waist of money at this point. The senate will never vote the uphold a house impeachment. Dems knew it the first time. Their all into deep it would result in many Rep senators being voted out too.

  20. Pablo Chacon | May 21, 2020 at 2:07 PM | Reply

    “If you don’t play with me, I’m gonna go tell my mommy” – Donny Plump

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