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Jeh Johnson, former secretary of Homeland Security, talks with Rachel Maddow about the logistics and legalities of invoking the Insurrection Act and whether Donald Trump's threat to deploy the U.S. military against Americans is realistic. Aired on 6/2/2020.
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Trump Threat To Send Military To U.S. Cities Misses Key Details | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

101 Comments on "Trump Threat To Send Military To U.S. Cities Misses Key Details | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. Trump doesn’t want people to live and register to vote today. He’s feeding off the murder of George Floyd. This president is the DEVIL. SMH

  2. Adventure54 | June 2, 2020 at 7:07 AM | Reply

    Everyday Trump makes it clear we made a BIG MISTAKE in November of 2016. Thank you Mr. President…we will not forget on 3 November 2020.

  3. Paula Baumann | June 2, 2020 at 7:17 AM | Reply

    People keep saying what tRUMP can’t do and yet he just keeps on doing it anyway and getting away with it. He called his boss Putin before he attacked Americans on American soil using American soldiers. Thank you GOP. You unleashed a maniacal Russian traitor on America.

    • BubblewrapHighway | June 2, 2020 at 9:28 AM | Reply

      We’re essentially practicing the same “appeasement” that Chamberlain used on Hitler. Didn’t work, he just kept taking.

    • @The Tweatles Dream on kid!

    • Philly Phil | June 2, 2020 at 3:02 PM | Reply

      re: “People keep saying what tRUMP can’t do and yet he just keeps on doing it anyway and getting away with it” ikr…? after the 1st year (notice i didn’t say “term”) of his Presidency, i stopped trying to figure out WHO was suffering from Mental Illness the MOST, Trump…? or everyone in the press/media and American people who keep REACTING inappropriately to Trump (over and over) and expecting him to behave morally or do something different…? “Every nation gets the government it deserves.” – Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821)

    • Floyd Spencer | June 2, 2020 at 6:48 PM | Reply

      @Teresa Kennon you need to stop listening to CNN and MSNBC your a mental mess and you need help !

    • Teresa Kennon | June 2, 2020 at 10:04 PM | Reply

      @Floyd Spencer no I’m not a mental mess..and who are you? screw you and Trump and the horse he road into the White House on…Trump supporters like you are the Mental Mess if you all dont see what this nasty lier is doing to America. He is sick and so are you for supporting what he does it’s obvious that you do .

  4. The leader of a powerful nation, hiding in an underground bunker ranting about anti fascists = Berlin Germany 1945.
    The leader of a powerful nation, hiding in an underground bunker tweeting rants about anti fascists = Washington America 2020.

    • marroni ugelli | June 2, 2020 at 10:35 AM | Reply

      @Michael Willcutt
      Im not a merican,
      Let the ones with the better aim/and ammo win….
      Andrew L Peay..1947

    • Geoff Priestley | June 2, 2020 at 11:04 AM | Reply

      Antifa thought it meant anti fascis meaning against fascism or am i wrong ? so if trump is against antifa that must means hes supports fascism . the dictionary definition of “Fascism is a form of government that is a type of one-party dictatorship. They work for a totalitarian one-party state. This aim is to prepare the nation for armed conflict, and to respond to economic difficulties. Fascism puts nation and often race above the individual

    • PermanentHigh | June 2, 2020 at 11:07 AM | Reply

      There’s a protocol, you moron. The Secret Service has a job to do. He doesn’t get to say whether or not he’s going into the bunker. The SS thought there was a threat, so they took precautions.

    • Allan Burns | June 2, 2020 at 4:00 PM | Reply

      @The Tweatles It was all sarcasm! And you actually bought that, lol.

    • david fazenbaker | June 2, 2020 at 9:59 PM | Reply

      @Phil Burton coming from someone who is scared of covid even though its a farce

  5. I guess the threat was issued through his TWITTER handle.🤣

  6. This is always trump’s move, takes a knee so he, his admin, fox conspiracy channel and all GOP change the narrative to the flag, now it’s about police still murdering peoole unjustly, so he, his admin, all GOP and fox conspiracy channel change it to civil unrest..
    When white peoole charge a Michigan State capital work weapons trump says they are good peoole just frustrated with the situation… that situation, his and his admin inability to respond to a pandemic causing mass unemployment and he, his admin, all GOP and fox conspiracy channel wanted to send more Americans into harm’s way to reopen businesses and cause more Americans to die..
    What a joke the GOP is… lying, criminal, losers

    • flippy nips | June 2, 2020 at 9:32 AM | Reply

      @ P Bo p.e.o.p.l.e not peoole smh

    • Micro Manager | June 2, 2020 at 9:40 AM | Reply

      They’re not the George Floyd protesters. These are angry violent thugs, antifa and their naive college kids looking for a place to fit in. This is fake, it’s not real it’s all manufactured and orchestrated and absolutely nothing to do with George Floyd!!! That tragedy has been sadly hijacked, I’m glad everyone sees it!!!

    • James Patrick STFU!!

    • I wish they would burn Fox properties to the ground.

    • lima leaf frog | June 2, 2020 at 12:36 PM | Reply

      @Micro Manager …they are white nationalists, read the news

  7. richard todd | June 2, 2020 at 7:28 AM | Reply

    At a time of crisis a country needs a leader,America has an inept buffoon in charge.

  8. So Trump is doing more about riots than COVID-19???? Orange doodle

    • @star fish you are right about the on going issues but i wonder can things change in current enviroment its tough on a good day

    • Chabiram Seepersad | June 2, 2020 at 9:39 AM | Reply

      star fish well said . But trump is the current president so it his responsibility.

    • star fish let me explain it in terms YOU can understand: say what you mean and mean what you say. Everything you listed was a CONSEQUENCE of the shutdown of SOME cities/states. You cannot state a blatant lie that the entire country was shutdown and not expect to be challenged.

    • julnjus ok so what states didn’t have stay at home orders/business’s closed/ school out/essential paperwork?

    • julnjus I mean no disrespect I just don’t agree with the comment that trump is doing more for the riots then he did for covid. He had naval ships docked military deployed to build hospitals and more. Do I agree with how things are being handled not necessarily do I believe in justice 💯 do I believe there is massive injustice in this control! Yes! Do I believe it’s time to change it! Yes! I support the protests and pray for change. I also believe United we stand divided we fall.

  9. Chris Jones | June 2, 2020 at 7:35 AM | Reply

    ”The truth unquestionably is, that the only path to a subversion of the republican system of the Country is, by flattering the prejudices of the people and exciting their jealousies and apprehensions, to throw affairs into confusion, and bring on civil commotion…” — A. Hamilton

  10. Jo van de Kragt | June 2, 2020 at 7:40 AM | Reply

    Trump threatens the WHO, he threatens China, he threatens this, he threatens that, now he is threatening the use of militairy force against his own people. One of his secrets has been revealed: You have to be dominant otherwise they will walk all over you. Trump is afraid of his own people, just like his best pal Putin is afraid of his own people.

    • Fiona Anderson | June 2, 2020 at 5:23 PM | Reply

      @Mike Mike I think you mean all world leaders except Jacinda. Scummo will be overthrown if he steps tooo far out of line. His handling of the pandemic is passable but far from brilliant, but we have not forgotten the bushfire response, the Murray-Darling problems, the destruction of our environment for his mates to dig and burn, robodebt, or the “poor people don’t have cars” stupidity.

    • @Craig Staples What Trump is proposing is murder No president should ask this of men who are against shooting anyone. The looters are committing robbery and they need to be arrested. More spilling of blood by Americans will solve nothing. These. murders are the easy way out for Trump because he has no other skills. Is Trump offering any discussion of any of this No. He doesn’t know how. I would give his parents an F for their parenting as all Trump knows how to do is destruction. Trump is asking to be a murderer by proxy

    • Craig Staples | June 2, 2020 at 6:23 PM | Reply

      @Meryle W I dont feel the same way Meryle… Yes this is very ugly and arrives in or during Worldwide crisis… I’m with everyone that’s protesting peacefully and for great cause there’s been murder committed due this and many businesses ruined, families ruined and bodily hurt…. and there will be proof of paid people to incite or encourage violence… President Trump has to make very hard decisions to protect and stop this… Our Military is option on table and if needed… HEAD SHOTS ✌✌

    • Meryle W Murder? These people have dragged people from their cars on the highway and murdered them on the streets. We have elderly ladies being brutalized in the middle of the cities, and entire cities are burning like a large tikki torch across the country. And you want to just sit back and watch it all burn, right? I’d hate to have you as President.

    • Norman Peterson sure, whatever you say pal

  11. Nathaniel Joy | June 2, 2020 at 7:54 AM | Reply

    Sounds like a pro trump military coup.

    • Jacob Armstrong | June 2, 2020 at 6:22 PM | Reply

      You say that like it’s a bad thing.

    • Nathaniel Joy | June 2, 2020 at 6:25 PM | Reply

      @Cory S help me out with this jacob fool if he goes off the deep end? Solidarity!

    • Let’s not forget about that he doesn’t like captured military members. So anyone that’s a POW he doesn’t respect your service. I hope
      The military remembers why they fought and fight for Americans. To protect us, our freedom our constitution and our lives.

    • Mike Wilson | June 2, 2020 at 9:37 PM | Reply

      Nathaniel Joy haha, those paid Chinese bots are so,obvious

    • Nathaniel Joy | June 2, 2020 at 9:43 PM | Reply

      @Mike Wilson dime a dozen 😉 dare I say “wumao”. Lol

  12. Trump has exceeded Vladimir Putin’s wildest expectations , he has destroyed America from within.

    • supernumery | June 2, 2020 at 1:50 PM | Reply

      @Jac Baxter “free” ??? “brave”??? The Union hasn’t been so split since 1861

    • supernumery | June 2, 2020 at 1:55 PM | Reply

      @Alisha Monique What did you want Cuomo and De Blasio to do? Would you be happy if they had called in the National Guard to mow everyone down? For the sake of everyone, the riots have to cease and everyone involved needs to get together and see how to proceed. If lawlessness and looting continues, the cause is lost and even the most sympathetic of observers will rise up. You are playing into Trvmp’s hands.

    • You’re a straight-up moron.

    • Bravo for Putin

    • Alisha Monique | June 2, 2020 at 4:10 PM | Reply

      RatedR you mean China 🇨🇳

  13. If only he could send PPE to doctors and nurses as quick.

    • Captain America | June 2, 2020 at 4:52 PM | Reply

      @barbara grazer that’s what you said when there were peaceful protests over the Illegal Lockdowns. I don’t see people dropping like flies over that, much to your disappointment.

    • James Jacquot | June 2, 2020 at 8:55 PM | Reply

      He couldn’t Obama and Biden left no ventilators and sent the factories over to China. Trump has been bringing factories back for 3 years unlike the previous 3 administrations.

    • @James Jacquot 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🙈

    • James Jacquot | June 2, 2020 at 9:52 PM | Reply

      @killbotone Thanks, people hate when you state the obvious facts. That’s why people don’t debate me, they just want an emotional hate rush. Also they like posting a crazy thought pattern like “Trump is making himself dictator” and then wait for the 200 thumbs up . It makes them feel good. Watching a Don Lemon or a Rachael Maddow is great for an emotional hate rush. Those two are the king and queen of sensationalism. Wait maybe its two queens. Haha

    • @James Jacquot 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🙈

  14. “One of the things that makes this country great.”
    trump – “Hold my hydroxy”

  15. Jeffery Payne | June 2, 2020 at 8:15 AM | Reply

    Have we forgotten in less than 80 years why we fought the 2nd world war, we are letting a modern day wannabe dictator drag America down the same road as Germany in the 1930s, we had better wake up before it’s to late, ?

    • Robert H Boyd | June 2, 2020 at 4:12 PM | Reply

      Jeffery Payne November 3, is 155 days away. We have to vote 🗳 that’s a start. This current
      President is on his way to the other side of the moon 🌝 I’m glad that he’s old and burnt 🥵 out
      From the inside to the outside. If he was younger we would be in trouble. His kids can’t step up
      Too many backstabbers. Trump’s kids would turn on each other.

    • Philly Phil | June 2, 2020 at 4:23 PM | Reply

      @Robert H Boyd re: “November 3, is 155 days away. We have to vote 🗳 that’s a start.” careful folks, this is NOT “a start” but a scam to BUY TIME. for even after Nov 3rd (regardless of results) another 2 months (min) must be added on to this 5 months (7 months total) for the Inaugurationn. of course we’re not supposed to see or speak to this “con” of KICKING THE CAN DOWN THE ROAD.

    • OriginalPiMan | June 2, 2020 at 6:53 PM | Reply

      @Ian Casey
      Your history knowledge seems lacking. America entered WW2 to defeat the fascist Germans and imperialist Japanese, the USSR broke up around 30 years ago, and Melania is from Slovenia (which was part of the puppet state of Yugoslavia, not part of the USSR itself.)
      Defeating communism only really came into the picture for the 45 years following the war.

    • david fazenbaker | June 2, 2020 at 9:56 PM | Reply

      a dictator for stopping rioters and looters. people have been killed already with these riots. i wish trump was a dictator so he could use a firing squad on you traitors

    • OriginalPiMan | June 2, 2020 at 10:17 PM | Reply

      @david fazenbaker
      A dictator for using tear gas on peaceful protesters. There was no rioting or looting in DC when he wanted a photo in front of a church.

  16. Carin Wiseman | June 2, 2020 at 8:21 AM | Reply

    We can only hope that the leaders of our military have more integrity and moral scruples than our president.

    • Silverfirefly1 | June 2, 2020 at 10:47 AM | Reply

      @RealCaliforniaCheese It’s a joke! It’s me that’s eating them.

    • I know a marine turned NYPD and he stated he hates even pulling people over, its part of his job. Then theres the US soldier(in uniform) who yelled down a line of NYPD that they’re hurting their own people..that was years ago and the chief of police in NYC even took a knee. This may be the revolution,lets just hope the sides are made clearer

    • @ItsTime WeTalk thats CinQ (queef)

    • @Silverfirefly1 😂😂😂

    • ItsTime WeTalk | June 2, 2020 at 11:50 AM | Reply

      Mikey F’n-A I LOL’d

  17. Smileyrie James | June 2, 2020 at 8:23 AM | Reply

    You can tell that Dump has been talking to his boss & got orders to send in the military & make this situation even worse. He’ll be getting a bonus from Putin for all the havoc & destruction he’s caused

    • Or getting off the hook for something, that Putin has on him.

    • From what I saw was the kids rioting wanted no part of the National Guard. So deploying them worked like a charm.

    • Shill alert!

    • Robert H Boyd | June 2, 2020 at 4:19 PM | Reply

      Smileyrie James I agree ☝️ it’s Putin. He’s in his head. That means he’s in the White House. Get Out
      And vote. No other American would have been at Putin’s bidding. He has to owe something to Putin.
      Putin won’t even return his calls if he is no longer available in the White House.DONALD?WHO IS THIS DONALD?

    • @Robert H Boyd I believe putin has the video of donal beating and raping the 14 year old girl. Epstein may well have been funded by putin through surrogates.

  18. Frans van Mook | June 2, 2020 at 8:24 AM | Reply

    Dictator Trump made it verey clear: He is prepared to use military force against American civilians. He will not stop.

    • Alicia Stanley | June 2, 2020 at 5:07 PM | Reply

      @Ohnoitsthatguy the Gov of Minn. said so and so has the FBI. I believe them over lying Traitor Trump any day.

    • PermanentHigh | June 2, 2020 at 5:34 PM | Reply

      @pisko 21 Who’s saying anything about protesters? RIOTERS are tye problem. LOOTERS are the problem. Those are criminals, not protesters. Those criminals are actually taking away fron the actual protests abd they need to be stopped

    • @Mary Miskanis
      Yup ! The proud boys and the White supremacist. Are the agitators and infiltrators .99% of the people knows that .

    • Noles fan89 | June 2, 2020 at 6:12 PM | Reply

      @Alicia Stanley keep smoking crack

    • Alicia Stanley | June 2, 2020 at 6:25 PM | Reply

      @Noles fan89 you like fantasy land trump are the crack smokers. He’s going to jail.

  19. Katy Stewart | June 2, 2020 at 8:28 AM | Reply

    Is this the Reichstag fire?. Is this 1932 Hitler? We’ve had the Rallies, the lebensraum (Greenland), the scapegoats, the catch calls, the violence, the Aryan favouritism and muzzling the press. Is this the end of a democratic America.?

    • Shariq Torres | June 2, 2020 at 11:39 AM | Reply

      The reichstag fire was a false flag. This is decades of white Americans ignoring racism and its deadly effects. And even after all of this, they still don’t want to charge the other 3 accomplices

    • supernumery | June 2, 2020 at 1:45 PM | Reply

      And nation that uses an “electoral college” to elect their head of state cannot *EVER* be regarded as “democratic”. It has to be by popular vote or proportional representation.

    • Audrey Clarke | June 2, 2020 at 2:46 PM | Reply

      @Shariq Torres I think Katy is referring to Hitler’s actions which succeeded in making him a dictator. Trump is trying the same things Hitler did but they are very unlikely to work in our democracy. Plus he’s an incompetent moron where Hitler was smart, albeit a horribly sadistic murderer.

    • Audrey Clarke | June 2, 2020 at 2:49 PM | Reply

      @supernumery Yes we are not a democracy in the purest sense of the word. We are a republic, where the people elect representatives to vote for laws the way people expect. It’s been going sideways for a number of years due to gerrymandering and lobbying.

    • James Jacquot | June 2, 2020 at 9:02 PM | Reply

      You all are idiots. Last year there were 10 milllion arrest in the usa . 1004 of them were fatal shootings by police officers. Out of that 1004, 41 of the killings were unarmed . Out of the 41 there has been 19 whites killed and only 9 blacks. Where are the protest for the whites. Also there was 89 cops killed last year in duty. Where are the protests for the police. Now get a life and quit the sensationalism.

  20. If only he could deploy PPE and testing as quickly and easily as he can deploy the military.

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