In a fiery rant on MSNBC’s “Deadline: White House,” television personality fervent Trump critic Donny Deutsch not only claimed President Donald Trump was a puppet of Russian President Vladimir Putin — he called for a revolution.
Not that he’d do it himself, of course.
“We have a guy, a president, who is clearly owned by Putin, we have an investigation going, OK, that’s good news,” Deutsch said Friday.
Deutsch has been a fierce critic of Trump before. What set him off this time was the president’s agreement to release the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence memo that detailed how the Department of Justice and FBI misled the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in its investigation Trump associates.
“We basically have a press release that’s been put out, that’s been twisted and mangled that now will give this president permission to fire (Deputy Attorney General Rod) Rosenstein … who will now take over this investigation.”
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“Our democracy is under siege!” he added. “People need to start taking to the streets!”
“This is a dictator! This is not something to analyze anymore,” he continued.
Should rants like these be treated as threats to the president’s safety?
“This is not a, ‘Oh, what a good day for Trump!’”
I’m not entirely sure what he was trying to accomplish there, and he wasn’t questioned on that, either. But hey — it’s MSNBC. They nodded right along.
“This is frightening stuff if you are an American,” he said.
“If you’re someone who’s 80 years old and sitting at home and you’ve watched the greatness of this country, you should be terrified.
“And if you’re a 12-year-old and the future is in front of you, this is terrifying. This not time to analyze, to pundit,” he said, while giving his analysis and pundit-ing his very best.
“People, this is a, we need a revolution at this point… this is what’s going on,” he concluded.
And, since I have not seen any news of Deutsch taking to the barricades to overthrow tyranny with revolutionary fervor, I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that the man was just engaging in moronic punditry in hopes that gullible men and women carry out the mission he’s too scared to do anything but tell others to do.
Can you imagine what would happen if Republicans called for literal American revolution when former President Barack Obama engaged in something they didn’t like — which was all the time?
A year later, Democrats are still sore they don’t sit in power, and many are willing to throw out the rule of law to get their way.
But if Donny Deutsch is the toughest they’ve got, we don’t have to worry for a while.
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