Trump Lawyers Make Shocking Claim Of Monarchical Executive Powers | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Trump Lawyers Make Shocking Claim Of Monarchical Executive Powers | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC 1


Rachel Maddow and an MSNBC panel react to the argument by Donald Trump's lawyers that as long as Trump believes his reelection is good for the country, anything he does in furtherance of that goal is not impeachable. Aired on 01/29/20.
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Trump Lawyers Make Shocking Claim Of Monarchical Executive Powers | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

45 Comments on "Trump Lawyers Make Shocking Claim Of Monarchical Executive Powers | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. The used car salesman is sitting on a pillow.

  2. “I’m the senate” lmao

  3. Who needs the Chewbacca defence when you’ve got the Robert Mugabe gambit? And he’s going to be acquitted. As far as US democracy is concerned, it’ll be “game over man, game over”

    • not quite yet………..there is the vote…

    • riots

    • 100,000 people in front of the white house demonstrating that trump should leave office. everyday. just live there on Pennsylvania Avenue on the common until he leaves.

    • Aidan Margarson | January 30, 2020 at 9:47 PM | Reply

      @Rand Kocher well done .. all one has to ask .. was the Kool Aid refreshing?

    • Yes, and just think, “What did Mugabe give Zimbabwe but economic mismanagement, corruption, and years of tribal civil wars?” Seems like the US may well devolve into a “S…..Hole” country that the Toxic Tweeter loves to disparage. Absolute power corrupts absolutely!

  4. Justin Gauthier | January 30, 2020 at 2:48 AM | Reply


  5. It’s like old crazy Rudi saying “truth isn’t truth”,,, they make my head hurt…

    • Elizabeth Burton | January 30, 2020 at 6:56 PM | Reply

      @William Blake God only helps those who help themselves…. That does not mean helping yourselves to free stuff as do most , if not ALL trumph supporters!

    • Maryclaire Kalamafoni | January 30, 2020 at 9:55 PM | Reply

      @William Blake Ah Willie, proud of keeping America red? As in the color of the blood bathing the victims of all the mass murders in America since Trumpelstiltskins demanded your firstborn? Well, if you are hoping to praise God, be sure to do something for Him He’ll appreciate, I don’t think encouraging violence will work. Let me give you a little help, He likes the color blue!!! πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™

    • Maryclaire Kalamafoni | January 30, 2020 at 10:01 PM | Reply

      @Prime Lopez nowhere in the Bible does it say contort the feeble minded. That would be mean.

    • Maryclaire Kalamafoni | January 30, 2020 at 10:04 PM | Reply

      @Prime Lopez who is the DINGBAT now? The correct answer is Prime Lopez!!!!!!!

  6. Painting Animals On Rocks | January 30, 2020 at 2:55 AM | Reply

    It doesn’t even have to be credible.
    “You just have to SAY you’re going to start an investigation.”

  7. They all been drinking trump tic- tac juice

  8. Funny…, it’s almost like the phrase “… when the president does it, then it means it’s not illegal.” – I wonder, if that specific statement ever cost a president’s head…πŸ€”

    • Daniel Schaeffer | January 30, 2020 at 9:34 AM | Reply

      And Nixon was a lot brainier than Trump.

    • ElPocho DelMundo | January 30, 2020 at 7:36 PM | Reply

      +fword ggle I assume you know you’re paraphrasing NIxon. Your statement: ” “It’s almost like the phrase ‘… when the president does it, then it means it’s not illegal’.” My recollection of Nixon’s statement is: “When the President does it, it cannot be illegal.’ However, Nixon said this in an interview by the (then famous and highly regarded) Australian reporter/ interviewer, David Frost, and the interview was conducted and recorded after Nixon resigned the Presidency, sometime in the year following his resignation. My understanding is that Nixon came up with some legal or constitutional-based (but highly bogus) argument to defend what he had done, post hoc (after the facts). It was not a theory or argument he advanced prior to his dirty tricks, and so it could not have ” cost a president’s head.”

    • If Nixon had Fox News when he was around he likely would have been able to get away with what he did.

  9. Frans van Mook | January 30, 2020 at 8:41 AM | Reply

    The French knew how to get rid of a dictator. It was called guilotine. But first of all the honest people have to stand up and protest weeks after weeks. America a banana Republic?

    • Louis XVI’s reign was not as bad as what came after him, “the reign of terror” and even Napoleon and his war in europe. I think its wrong to compare a king with a dictator, dictator are only conected to republics, roman dictators and then the XX century dictators that were worst than many absulute monarchs, Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, etc..
      What trump is trying to do is to be a dictator, truning the republican party into the trump party and making lies more important than facts. How long until he decides that he no longer needs congress or the senate ? If he wins the relection do you think he will obey the term limit like Putin did?

    • ElPocho DelMundo | January 30, 2020 at 7:39 PM | Reply

      +I don’t know why we’re not having massive protests across the country this week-end, every major city and state capitol. We’re close to completely losing democracy, i.e., equal justice under the law.

    • @ElPocho DelMundo Same thing is happening in the UK. Though not in France, there is a revolution going on there. They have been striking for several months, even lawyers and fire brigade.

    • @Rui Raposo Try telling that to the Saudis. They behead dozens every month for arguing against the reigning monarch. Look what happened to Khashoggi

    • @Joy B In that region of the world even republics are inhumane…

  10. In the interests of the nation, Trump has shot someone on 5th Avenue and gets away with it. Fo figure !

  11. Daniel Schaeffer | January 30, 2020 at 9:33 AM | Reply

    Back in the old days, when we were smart, we knew what to do with leaders who claimed absolute powers. The guillotine.

    • Senator Cringe McCaskill | January 30, 2020 at 8:18 PM | Reply

      Trump and his whole family need to be beheaded! I want to bathe in their blood! After that, Joe Biden can be America’s own Napoleon, and then declare that four legs are good and two legs are bad!

  12. Sounds to me like smearing our Democracy with Trumps lies again. Puppets and Ventriloquists dummies are rampant in his pigpens.

  13. So now it’s legal for the president to shoot all the democrats lining up to vote?

    • yeah, pretty much
      or, for a dem prez to line up all the repulsives

    • Pretty much. Preparing for pending revolution when 2020 Election is canceled because of Coronavirus, and national panic and mania with global health emergency. Chess game over. Democracy lost.

    • Thats dumb… Trump would never pass that policy. Name 1 policy Trump has supported or passed that you disagree with

  14. Republicans think they can reclaim their former glory by granting Trump absolute power… silly wabbits.

  15. The Republicans are pulling up their POLITICAL EGO flag to the highest level ever in the history of America.

    “All political lives end in failure” (Powell, 1977)

  16. I have said that along time that under the Trump administration the USA is moving more and more to a Monarchy.

    • nah, not a monarchy, dude
      youre (sorry) way past that
      it is a dictatorship youre heading for
      monarchy’s on this dirtball, still function and quite well
      perhaps ‘murika should have attempted a parliamentary monarchy
      the parliament being the balance to the monarch

    • Donnie J Hitler wants a dictatorship with him as head dictator.

  17. All of these GOP attorney arguments about the interpretation of the constitution is detracting from the fact that the president is blatantly guilty. Even his own attorneys are not defending his guilt.

  18. Rudolf Rednose | January 30, 2020 at 3:33 PM | Reply

    Ok, let’s have it then: β€œOff with his head!” Lol

    • Senator Cringe McCaskill | January 30, 2020 at 8:21 PM | Reply

      Off with his head, his hair, his fingernails, his toenails, his genitals, his limbs, and then out with his eyes! The CIA is on our side anyway! lmao!

  19. Trump is going to go dictator when he is acquitted. Thanks, Republicans.

  20. We are hearing betrayal of the decency of our basic laws and constitution. My heart hurts!!!

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