MSNBC's Nance: 'Far Right' Is Giving Trump Idea He Should 'Become a Fascist Dictator'

NewsBusters | 2/19/2019 | Staff
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On Sunday, President Trump tweeted a quote from Rush Limbaugh, which inferred that those behind the Mueller probe ought to be in jail and dubbed it “one of the greatest political hoaxes ever perpetrated on the people of this Country.”

Not surprisingly, the topic came up on Monday’s MSNBC Live With Velshi and Ruhle where terrorism analyst Malcolm Nance cited the tweet as evidence that Limbaugh and other conservative media figures are “giving Donald Trump his ideas that he should become a fascist dictator.”

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Host Ali Velshi described Limbaugh as a member of Trump’s “shadow cabinet” and Nance responded by saying “you are watching a fundamental attack on the Constitution of the United States” by “these people on the far right, Rush Limbaugh, the Ann Coulters, (and) the Sean Hannities," accusing them of “giving Donald Trump his ideas that he should become a fascist dictator, that he should become King George IV...and that he should...just start acting like a third world potentate.”

Nance added that “these people do not represent what the values of this nation are; they are literally asking him to destroy the fabric of the United States.” After his tirade on conservative media figures, Nance described the Mueller probe as “the single-most serious investigation in the history of the United States.”

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Earlier in the segment, Nance and the rest of the panel had reacted to former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe’s interview on 60 Minutes.

Former Democratic Congresswoman Liz Holtzman seemed to justify McCabe’s inclination to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office, arguing that “we’ve never had a President before (that) had to be investigated for possible treason or a conspiracy with a foreign country, or being the puppet of a foreign country.”

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Holtzman continued with her “uncharted territory” argument: “On the one hand… this is a democracy. We...
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