Donald Trump has pulled out all the stops in his attempts to overturn the 2020 election. He’s sued multiple states. He has called governor and legislators to beg for their help. His last gambit, to involve the Supreme Court in his fight was summarily dismissed.
Over the weekend, Trump invited some of his more extreme advisers like Sydney Powell and Rudy Giuliani to the White House. During that meeting the president brought up Michael Flynn’s suggestion of initiating martial law and re-running elections in swing states. The idea was shot down. While discussing the weekend report, Joe Scarborough wondered why the US would have a 25th Amendment if it wasn’t used right now.
The Morning Joe host asked his panel:
[Trump] is literally talking about martial law in the White House, in the Oval Office right now and having to be talked out of it by sycophants around [him], so bad that even sycophants are saying this to the president. Why even have the 25th Amendment if people aren’t going to use it in this situation, to temporarily, not permanently, but temporarily remove this president from his position until it is determined that he can safely assume that position. What’s going to get worse than that? What president will behave worse than this?”
New York Times writer Michael Schmidt added, “It is a fact at this point that if Donald Trump could, he would steal the election, and he would stay there, regardless of anything else.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of MSNBC:
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