Up To The Voters To Stop Trump Co-Opting National Symbols For Personal Politics | MSNBC

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Steve Schmidt, co-founder of the Lincoln Project, talks with Rachel Maddow about Donald Trump's abuse of the office of the presidency and his access to the resources of the federal government to promote his personal political goals. Aired on 8/28/2020.
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Up To The Voters To Stop Trump Co-Opting National Symbols For Personal Politics | MSNBC

102 Comments on "Up To The Voters To Stop Trump Co-Opting National Symbols For Personal Politics | MSNBC"

  1. I am the “law & order” President; however several of my top level people that I hired have been arrested and convicted by my own justice dept & FBI. Vote for me, otherwise I may suffer the same fate if I’m out of office and not immune from prosecution!

  2. Breath taking dishonesty, when will we as Americans get enough??

  3. PATRICK WILSON | August 29, 2020 at 1:27 AM | Reply

    Well do something about it. Do es anyone have the balls to arrest him when he gets out of office

  4. Stevies Oracle Readings | August 29, 2020 at 1:27 AM | Reply

    Love Steve Schmidt- so smart! I wish he had a show

  5. Christoph Edlauer | August 29, 2020 at 1:32 AM | Reply

    Being the “law and order” president would require the president to be able to *read* and *comprehend* the law. – which is not happening with donald.

  6. Clarissa Gafoor | August 29, 2020 at 1:33 AM | Reply

    And yet – Trump could win. People who don’t want him as president need to VOTE!

    • Lynne Ninonuevo | August 29, 2020 at 9:13 PM | Reply

      PATRICK WILSON : So what is to stop that from happening again ? We know that tump is even more desperate to win this time, to stay out of prison, so I am so afraid this is not going to be a fair election, still we all need to vote because our lives and children’s lives depend on it .

    • @Anthony Halliday it’s futile to engage his supporters – we know cults don’t change their minds. Most importantly hopefully is getting more people to vote. A sad number of people stayed home in 2016.

    • Clarissa …he didn’t win the majority last time either….

    • @PATRICK WILSON you are absolutely fooling yourself if you think he can’t win. People Have to vote like their lives depend on it because if they don’t, HE WILL WIN again.

    • PATRICK WILSON | August 31, 2020 at 3:25 AM | Reply

      @Syzygy people are going to vote the devil out of the white house.

  7. leaping kitties | August 29, 2020 at 1:35 AM | Reply

    ” Donald knows the difference between right from wrong but if benefits him, it is defacto not wrong. Mary Trump

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  8. Just like ignoring the emoluments, ignoring the Constitution, ignoring the Oath of office.

  9. Trump is pushing it time after time, breaking one law after the other, abusing his power time & again, he will not stop. It will go from stormtroopers on the streets abducting people, to those people being disappeared for good, even executed publicly as a warning to others. You think he wont, just check how his lawlessness & abuse of power has escalated over four years. The one & only way to stop him is to vote him out, so even if you have to swim through vomit to get to the polls you need to do whatever it takes to make you vote & stop this psychopath.

    • DIY/LETS CREATE | August 30, 2020 at 9:26 AM | Reply

      Charles Warren no tears when Russia won him the election

    • Realistic summary!
      🇺🇲VOTE HIM. OUT!!!! 🇺🇲

    • @Susan Smith 👍👍💪

    • Charles Warren | August 30, 2020 at 4:02 PM | Reply

      Sometimes stormtroopers need to abduct people.

    • Milo and Alfie | September 1, 2020 at 9:35 PM | Reply

      @snoop alert under Trump 183,000 deaths of US civilians, and 6,000,000 infected. Under potus’ presidency, six million people infected with the Coronavirus, covid 19.

  10. Best check that Trump hadn’t gone to Deutsche Bank and mortgaged the White House.

  11. Just pack up your belongings and get out of the People’s House…and dont use it to promote your ratings either.

    • @Margaret Nicol no,,i am admitting that you are a moron!!!

    • Margaret Nicol, Right!! Don’t get caught stealing White House furniture and antiques like hillary and quickzipper did!!

    • @Templar Bob my brother i hope you are well,,,i have my 33rd degree my brother ,,may GOD BLESS DONALD TRUMP

    • Lynne Ninonuevo | September 2, 2020 at 8:49 PM | Reply

      joe ressa : Which means you are a Mason. I am shocked that the Masons would be behind such a heathen, cheating, lying , immoral monster ! Well there goes my respect for all of you Masons . You are supporting this devil, . Shame on all of you !!! I would never support you again. 👎👎👹

    • Lynne Ninonuevo | September 2, 2020 at 8:52 PM | Reply

      joe ressa : Tell me , how does it feel to sell your soul to the devil ? I don’t know how you sleep at night “ Brother “

  12. Samson wilkinson | August 29, 2020 at 1:49 AM | Reply


  13. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
    Steve Schmidt
    Thank You!!
    (You too, Rachael👏🏼)

  14. Yea yea yea…they broke the law again and again and again…ENOUGH OF THE MOST CROOKED ADMINISTRATION AND SENATE OF THE US HISTORY!!!

    • The more breaks the law and gets away with it the more he will continue to break the law.

    • Wow! Our tax money hard at work to re elect the biggest grifter ever!!

    • Deplorable Centrist | August 30, 2020 at 9:19 PM | Reply

      John Taylor….what laws has the president allegedly broken, and be specific. Or do you mean that because you hate the president, that means he automatically a criminal? I haven’t heard one democrat articulate a specific crime that Trump has committed. Oh, and the president is not subject to the hatch act.


  15. Francyne Lane | August 29, 2020 at 1:55 AM | Reply


    • SuperBullaMan | August 29, 2020 at 6:52 AM | Reply

      Notice Melania walking in heels and he’s grabbing her and the railing for his dear life.

    • Said the anarchist and fascist supporter.

    • Akash Guha Thakurata | August 29, 2020 at 11:57 AM | Reply

      Only if they support law enforcement officers and take a stand for the brave men and women who were killed by BLM rioters. Defend the flag, defend the Cops. Congress must ensure stricter punishment for protesters destroying public property and endangering public safety.


    • RaymondKym Suttle | September 1, 2020 at 8:35 AM | Reply

      Who though? Who’s going to be able to do that?

    • RaymondKym Suttle | September 1, 2020 at 8:38 AM | Reply

      immobilien ‘The American People’ aren’t a monolithic body & VAST numbers not only don’t love him, they actively hate him, along with the bulk of people in the rest of the world. That’s what happens when you’re an adulterous wannabe dictator.

    • RaymondKym Suttle | September 1, 2020 at 8:39 AM | Reply

      Dumbledore is a Republican The only way he can get more than 8 years is by becoming a dictator. You don’t have a string grasp of the laws or the constitution he claims to love so much whilst simultaneously using it as toilet paper.

    • @RaymondKym Suttle The voters or a Terminator

    • @J Turner :In 2016 the electoral college abused the power given to them by using not for its intended purpose but for the exact opposite. To put into office single handedly the most unqualified, uneducated, abrasive, ego manic, greedy, power hungry trouble maker to head any state since the inception of recorded history. The five times in the popular vote was overturned in American history, all five times it was in favor of the Republicans. Coincidence? I think not. Those two reasons alone should be grounds to dissolve the EC. One question I can’t find an answer on regarding the EC, one of the many questions I have, is if Trump loses by a landslide, is there any specific number that would prevent the EC from over turning the popular vote since faithless voters vote is still counted?

  17. Donald J Trump, Public Enemy Number One, Perpetrator of Crime and Chaos.

  18. I believe that all this was done purposely to announce “I am above the law, I have no intention of leaving, This is MY house not your house. Get used to it”. He needs caos, confusion and fear in his articulated campaign plan to be re-elected, cost what it costs to the American people. Thousands of families with children thrown out of their homes and on the streets, protesting angrily in the middle of a pandemic, is a good basis for the caos and anger he needs. Is that why Republicans will not sign the ‘Heroes Act’ , because they need caos not relief for the people? This is his watch, but he will say it is all Democrats’ fault.

    • I agree and he does whatever he wants and absolutely nothing ever happens to him

    • Victor Johnson | August 30, 2020 at 3:42 AM | Reply

      He was saying to his white rich nationalists it is their house and not the rest of America.

    • Putin is getting his money’s worth.

    • Pretty sure it’s because the Heroes Act was written before he realized he would need liability immunity from his actions with regard to the pandemic. That is what Republicans want. After the fact liability immunity, no mandate to create safer work place conditions or provision of PPE, and the ability to sue their own workers should they become sickened from those unsafe conditions. HCQ is a quinolone; Quinolone Toxicity aka Floxing is an incredibly devastating condition caused by this medication. Who knowingly prescribed that for the world? I think it’s worth holding out on a revision of the relief bill, if for nothing more than those 180 thousand Americans and their families to have a chance at eventually receiving justice. Over half the population, 180+ million, never received/were deemed ineligible for the first stimulus due to creative accounting stipulations insisted upon by Cruz, Graham, McConnell, etc., at the behest of Mnuchin. Jared and Pence stole PPE. At the end of the day, they are responsible, and need to be held to account.

    • @sassy …it will eventually ….

  19. V-O-T-E the whole bunch of lawbreakers out. They has gone too far with ALL laws! NO respect at all folks!

    • @Roman Ward Yeah, right, almost made me believe what you’ve written. It’s naive even to think about others grasping you narrative such as it is the way you intended. Good luck with your cult!

    • Loretta Russell | September 1, 2020 at 7:45 AM | Reply

      @Roman Ward
      You are apparently in a alternative universe.

    • Margaret Jackson | September 1, 2020 at 9:28 AM | Reply

      @Roman Ward aaahhh!, you are so deluded!, such a pity you believe every word he utters, the facts PROVE! & It’s impossible for you to disprove!…… that since being elected he’s told over 20, 000 (twenty thousand) LIES & DECEPTIONS. …..SO ask yourself? If you heard that one of your friends had done such a thing….would you be suspicious?, well, you wouldn’t know without checking!, so check it out!…It’s not rocket science!….He’s not deserving of your trust..

    • @Roman Wardall my family reregistered and voting trump

    • @NJG26 Gustav Good call, Keep It Great 2020!!!

  20. AlwaysA Solution | August 29, 2020 at 8:59 AM | Reply

    trump: “I AM the Law.”

    America: “Tell that to your Prison Warden. See how far it gets you!”

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