MSNBC host Jen Psaki warned Democrats that “hand wringing” about President Joe Biden’s weaknesses was missing the more significant problem that Donald Trump would “unravel the rule of law” in his next presidency.
During the opening of her program on Sunday, Psaki recalled recent reports about how Trump would punish his foes if he wins a second term.
“Trump is forecasting that in a second term, he will wield power however he chooses, unconstrained by the rule of law,” Psaki said. “This is some truly scary, authoritarian, banana republic-type stuff, and we should hear it that way.”
“His team has also started to map out plans to invoke the Insurrection Act on his first day in office, which basically would allow him to dispatch the military against civil demonstrations,” she continued. “Think about how crazy that is.”
Psaki expected a continuation of what she called “cock-tail party speculation about an alternative candidate to Joe Biden.”
“Guess what? Joe Biden isn’t perfect. No candidate is, by the way. But we have to understand what the alternative is here,” she observed. “If elected to a second term, Donald Trump would prosecute anyone he deems an enemy, unleash troops on protesters, and essentially unravel the rule of law as we know it.”
“But sure, Joe Biden is three years older and occasionally trips over things,” Psaki scoffed. “Look, there’s a lot to be concerned about right now when it comes to a second Trump term. The speeches are getting much more disturbing and much more unhinged, and we should all hear it that way.”