President Donald Trump's decision to dispatch Rudy Giuliani to dig up dirt against former Vice President Joe Biden from the Ukrainian government was harshly criticized during MSNBC's "Deadline: White House" on Friday.
"What I don’t understand is the reason he could never acknowledge Russia’s malevolence is because it would undermine his victory," host Nicolle Wallace said. "Now he’s publically saying, 'I can’t beat Biden on my own. I can’t do it. I need a foreign government to help me beat Biden.' If the whole reason, if the whole direction of US-Russia foreign policy was rooted in his insecurity, his fear of acknowledging that he couldn’t have won without Russia’s interventions."
"How is he so down with Rudy Giuliani going over there saying' I can’t beat Biden without the Ukraine'?" she asked.
"There is a sense of fraudulence," Donny Deutsch replied.
Deutsch is the anchor of MSNBC's new show "Saturday Night Politics."
He worried about Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, sighing over Trump.
"It is such overload -- the despicable conduct, the despicable characters -- we have a rogue presidency, there needs to be rage, there needs to be fear at this point," Deutsch said. "Yes, you need Nancy Pelosi with a calm hand, but there needs to be rage."
"We have a president sending over his hitman to basically say, 'I’m going to get dirt,'" he noted, clarifying that the Biden scandal had already been proven false.
"There is no depth these people will not go to," he said. "Trump is doing what the worst players and actors in the history of mankind have done. He’s taken every single step. And how far and how bad does that go? Every other country they say it can’t happen here -- it’s starting to happen here."
"Between Barr and this latest instance, it’s a new level of dictator playbook," he continued. "We’re getting there folks."
"And at the end of the day there’s going to be one thing that changes it, people voting. That’s it," Deutsch said. "We’re moving to a final dance in November of 2020 and the American people better get it because four years of a guy who doesn't have to run again, take wherever your mind can take you in a bad place and we can go there."