Whoopi Goldberg sent a chill down Meghan McCain’s spine with a dark warning that President Donald Trump could be engaged in a coup against American democracy.
Trump admitted he would accept the type of foreign campaign assistance he has repeatedly denied getting during the 2016 election, and Goldberg said his words should serve as a wakeup call.
“It makes me nervous,” she said. “This, to me, is a prelude to a coup, this is how coups happen. People say, we’re going to let this go. No, that’s how this happens — you’re in a new country that you don’t recognize but you’re stuck in, and so I think that someone needs to be really, really clear about what it is to break the law.”
“If, in fact, he doesn’t win in 2020, this to me is — this is at least a trial,” Goldberg added. “This is at least a trial, you know.”
McCain sounded alarmed by her warnings.
“I just, I mean, when you’re talking about coups and things like that, I mean, it’s a really, like, dystopian idea, and it’s really petrifying,” McCain said. “That’s why the checks and balances should be in place right now.”
“We’re living it,” Goldberg said.
‘It’s only $4.99 per month’: Trump urges supporters to sign up for network that went to Ukraine with Giuliani
President Donald Trump on Friday night urged his 67 million Twitter followers to pay for a monthly subscription to watch Facebook video from a far-right Fox News competitor.
Shortly after 10 p.m. eastern, the commander-in-chief retweeted a solicitation from the One America News network.
[caption id="attachment_1569174" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Screengrab of President Donald Trump's retweet of a One America News solicitation.[/caption]
Maddow destroys ‘bad faith’ complaints about impeachment from Republican Trump supporters
The host of "The Rachel Maddow Show" on Friday blasted "bad faith" arguments from Republicans about the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
Maddow recounted the process complaints by Republicans -- each of which has disappeared.
"After going through all of that, they now have unveiled a new objection as to why President Trump cannot actually be subject to this impeachment proceeding, a new noble stand they're taking for fairness and the American way -- they have rolled it out with our friends at the Fox News channel," Maddow said.
She played a clip of former GOP Speaker Newt Gingrich on Fox News.
Everyone is baffled by Trump’s rambling rant about flushing toilets ’10 times, 15 times’
Another day, another truly baffling series of words coming from President Donald Trump’s mouth.
Speaking at a White House meeting on Friday about small business and regulation, Trump went on one of his trademark riffs, touching on a number of subjects with the clarity of a muddy puddle. He seemed to be referring to a series of complaints that have been raised over the years about various consumer product regulations (a favorite topic of Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky) but without making a coherent point about any of them.
Read the whole stream of consciousness rant to get a sense of what it was like: