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Published On: Fri, Jan 20th, 2017

Rachel Maddow says Trump’s Inauguration Speech was ‘militant’ dark’

President Donald Trump‘s inauguration ceremony came to a close and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow commented that America’s new president struck an alarming note through much of his speech earlier today.

Trump used his speech to talk about his “America First” and continued his message of “Make America Great Again.”

The President rattled off a list of the nation’s problems prompting Maddow to attempt a contrast with President Obama and his speeches.

“It was militant and it was dark,” Maddow said. “The crime, the gangs, the drugs, this ‘American carnage,’ disrepair, decay. You can’t imagine the outgoing president giving a speech like that.”

Maddow went on to say that Trump’s speech was reminiscent of nationalistic trends in America around WWII, and she used the isolationist America First Committee as her prime example.

“The America First Committee is something that means a specific thing in this country. To repurpose it now, not that far down the historical path, it’s hard. It’s hard to hear.”

Chris Matthews praised the imagery Trump used about rejuvenating America, though Nicolle Wallace said the inaugural address was “unnecessarily dark” for the occasion.

Matthews made his mark earlier in the coverage, making a comparison to Trump with Mussolini – check that out HERE

Earlier this month Maddow was asked about interviewing Trump. On Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen.”

“If you booked Donald Trump on your show, what would your first question be?” Cohen asked Maddow, reading a viewer question.
Maddow deadpanned: “Are you going to send me or anybody that I know to a camp?”
An amused Cohen quickly changed the topic and moved on.
In July, Maddow shared that she had been prepping for a possible Trump presidency by studying the first few months of Adolf Hitler’s tenure as German chancellor, beginning in 1934.
“Over the past year I’ve been reading a lot about what it was like when Hitler first became chancellor. I am gravitating toward moments in history for subliminal reference in terms of cultures that have unexpectedly veered into dark places, because I think that’s possibly where we are,” she told Rolling Stone magazine.

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  1. molly cruz says:

    We’ll survive Trump; meanwhile he’ll be seeing to it that the brand “GOP” is demolished; by simply following each misbegotten prop of their platform to its logical absurdity.
    That may not be his intentional game, but he’s the cause nevertheless; and we may end up thanking him. We’ve examined his cabinet like a cabinet has never been grilled before; this is good. Their flaws exhibit in detail everything wrong with their Grand Old Party. It’s the Last Hurrah of the political Troglodytes that abound.

    • Brandon Jones says:

      Molly, thanks for your response but there is no indications that anything you said is true.

      If Trump had lost badly, then I’d agree with your assessment. Trump’s cabinet is unorthodox, but that is likely objectionable to many establishment Republicans as it does the Democrats. You say last hurrah as though the Republicans are sliding and that is NOT the case.

      I didn’t support Trump and was shocked at the turnout for him, let alone the victory. We’ve heard for months about the popular vote, and it’s true Clinton won by 2.8 million votes, but the margin in New York and California was 6 million – meaning Trump won if we exclude these two leftist echo chambers.

      The GOP is a mess, but don’t think for a second that the Democrats are offering anything better. They’ve become the party run by old whites too. Cory Booker and Cedric Richmond are being paraded around Washington like the token blacks they’ve become.

      If the GOP are political troglodytes as you describe then what is the Democratic Party? I see a bunch of fearmongering hypocrites bemoaning racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia and insults even when it isn’t warranted.

      We are in political chaos with an irresponsible media establishment, hence the reason we do this site, but lay guilt or blame at the feet of one side over the other.

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