MSNBC: ‘Christian Fascist’/’Hitler’ Trump ‘Wants to Be President for Life’

Don’t worry! MSNBC host Donny Deutsch told his handful of viewers during Saturday Night Politics that his “head's not spinning in circles” and he’s “not going crazy”, but he did lead yet another panel discussion about how President Trump was theoretically/basically becoming the Adolf Hitler of 2019 in many ways.

In a segment dubbed “could it happen here”, Deutsch again played around with the idea that Trump was constructing Nazi Germany in our own backyards. “During last week's show two days after Trump's harrowing North Carolina rally, lowlighted by racial chants of ‘send her back’, we posed the question: Could it happen here? It’s nine days later and we're still asking the question,” he announced.

“[T]here's so many stunning parallels to what Hitler was doing in the early ‘30s,” Deutsch proclaimed, as if he were an intellectual. “Once again, I'm not saying Trump is going to slaughter six million Jews”, but Deutsch was going to trivialize the Holocaust and the atrocities of World War II and make the unjustified comparisons anyway.

He suggested the evidence “rang[ed] from the fake news parallels” to Trump “seizing of new powers”, though he didn’t explain what those were exactly. He then compared “the Reichstag [fire] of ‘33” to “Trump's nonexistent national emergencies and declarations to ignore Congress”. Except there was the fact that the media actually acknowledged that there was a crisis on the southern border. Or, perhaps he meant Trump declaring the opioid epidemic a public health emergency.

Other instances of Trump’s supposed transformation into Hitler were “the racial scapegoating, the rallies, the isolating of himself, the creating of false other.” According to Deutsch, Trump “has the Justice Department in his pocket. He has one branch of the government marching blindly behind him.”

 

 

Deutsch then claimed that he knew Trump so well, that he knew, without a doubt, that Trump would do anything to become Russian President Vladimir Putin:

So, I firmly believe knowing Donald Trump that if you said to Donald Trump, “Mr. Trump in order to become Putin, in order to stay in office forever, in order to loot this country you have to do ‘X,’” he's capable of doing wherever your mind can take you for "X."

But remember, Deutsch said he’s “not going crazy”.

Fellow MSNBC host, Joy Reid, who once argued a time traveler manipulated her old blog posts to say homophobic things, agreed with Deutsch “1,000 percent”. She used the claims from convicted liar Michael Cohen to assert Trump’s “an autocrat. In his mind, he wants to be president for life.”

MSNBC was one of the networks that went gaga for an anti-Trump book early last year which claimed Trump didn’t want to become president. Only to a sane liberal media can Trump not want to be president and want to be president for life at the same time.

Claiming she was being “generous” to the President, Reid continued by suggesting Trump had “taken the Republican Party of the United States and turned them into the National Party of South Africa from 1948 until 1990. Because that party was a purely Christian fascist.”

This lunacy just speaks for itself.

The transcript is below, click "expand" to read:

MSNBC’s Saturday Night Politics
July 27, 2019
8:21:25 p.m. Eastern

DONNY DEUTSCH: Could it happen here? During last week's show two days after Trump's harrowing North Carolina rally, lowlighted by racial chants of “send her back”, we posed the question: Could it happen here? It’s nine days later and we're still asking the question. Joy, this is something I'm going to keep coming back to on the show. I'm head's not spinning in circles and not going crazy. But--

JOHN HEILEMANN: Not yet.

DEUTSCH: Not yet. But there's so many stunning parallels to what Hitler was doing in the early ‘30s. Once again, I'm not saying Trump is going to slaughter 6 million Jews, but ranging from the fake news parallels to the seizing of new powers, the Reichstag [fire] of ‘33 versus Trump's nonexistent national emergencies and declarations to ignore Congress, the racial scapegoating, the rallies, the isolating of himself, the creating of false other. He has the Justice Department in his pocket. He has one branch of the government marching blindly behind him.

And we keep saying, “oh, there’s a safeguard. This couldn’t happen, this couldn’t happen.” But every time even when it comes to like “send her home, send her home, send her back”, and then Kevin McCarthy, the third-ranking Republican, basically said you didn't see that, that wasn't a chant.

JOY REID: Right.

DEUTSCH: So, I firmly believe knowing Donald Trump that if you said to Donald Trump, “Mr. Trump in order to become Putin, in order to stay in office forever, in order to loot this country you have to do ‘X,’” he's capable of doing wherever your mind can take you for "X."

REID: 1,000 percent.

DEUTSCH: Thank you.

REID: Absolutely, Michael Cohen said it. He is an autocrat. In his mind, he wants to be president for life.

DEUTSCH: I want to start using the word fascist.

REID: Yeah, he's a fascist.

DEUTSCH: And tendencies, many tendencies like Adolph Hitler. I said it. Throw me off the air.

REID: At minimum what Donald Trump has done, at the most generous, he's taken the Republican Party of the United States and turned them into the National Party of South Africa from 1948 until 1990. Because that party was a purely Christian fascist. They called themselves Christian nationalists.

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