On CNN's "State of the Union," host Jake Tapper three times presses losing Dem Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams as to whether she acknowledges that her Republican opponent, Brian Kemp, will be the "legitimate" governor. Abrams refuses to do so, conceding only that Kemp "received an adequate number of votes" and hence would be the "legal" governor.
During Friday's edition of Real Time With Bill Maher, one of the panelists, Trump-hating "Republican" and MSNBC Contributor Steve Schmidt, issued a code red; warning of "rising illiberalism" across the western world and talking about President Trump's "fetish for autocracy." Schmidt asked, "it's not the question is it can he lock up reporters, the question is if he could, would he?" Schmidt answered his own question with a "yes" before rambling about how "everyday he assaults our institutions" and how President Trump "assaults the foundational pillars of a Constitutional Repub