Rachel Maddow Goes After Trump’s Arrest: ‘He’s Playing With Fire’
MSNBC‘s Rachel Maddow The former president called Donald Trump For trying to “raise the civil cost of indicting him” after claiming he was arrested on Tuesday and calling on his supporters to “protest” and “take our home back.”
Maddow’s comments follow Trump’s comments Saturday morning sermon Related to the investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office into hush money payments made to Stormy Daniels during his 2016 campaign.
Madou said to the network host Jonathan Capehart On Saturday, she said she did not believe there was a “clear vision” of Trump’s legal defense but warned that he was looking to raise fears of potential violence.
“His public defense will be to try to raise the civil cost of indicting him. He is trying to intimidate and put pressure on prosecutors who are now considering indicting him,” Maddow said.
She continued, “He hopes to stir up fear that there will be another Jan. 6 type event or his followers will shoot another event.” FBI office or whatever else he could cause by asking his followers to take to the streets in his defense.”
Maddow said, later in her interview with Cabhart, that Trump is trying to make the post a call to action for his supporters, and that he is trying to portray a possible arrest or indictment as “the end of the world.”
She added that she believes Trump is counting on a possible indictment to help him in his political future.
“But he is playing with fire that he does not know how to contain, and no one knows how to contain it,” Madu said.