It’s been more than two years since Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, beating out his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton, but liberal America and the mainstream media can’t seem to get over it.
They still want to claim that Trump “colluded” with Russia to change the outcome of the election, and one liberal network may have just pushed the envelope a little too far when they claimed that Trump didn’t win the election… at least not “democratically.”
Western Journal reports:
Newsbusters reported that no less than two MSNBC contributors worked that particular angle — that Trump’s election was not legitimate — on Wednesday’s broadcast of “Hardball” with host Chris Matthews. One contributor claimed Trump had “robbed the American people of their right to vote” while the other insinuated that the president was not a “democratically elected leader” and had instead gained the White House through colluding with the Russians and defrauding voters.
At issue was the story surrounding “hush money” payments made by former Trump attorney Michael Cohen to porn star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal, both of whom alleged affairs with then-businessman Trump years ago and were paid to remain silent about their years-old allegations, but which made it out into the media regardless.
To kick it off, MSNBC legal analyst Glenn Kirschner stated, “When you look at all of that in aggregate, you can walk into court and prosecute the president successfully without breaking a sweat and, finally, Chris, you know, he — the president didn’t rob a bank. He robbed the American people of their right to vote — of full value of their vote. For that, he needs to be held accountable.”
Kirschner’s claim that the President “robbed” Americans of the “full value of their vote” when he allegedly paid to keep his personal affairs from years ago private from the American people is totally ridiculous. Trump is hardly the first politician to have done this. But, we haven’t seen the media come down on other politicians this harshly before.
Following Kirschner’s comment, later on Natasha Bertrand, an MSNBC contributor and journalist for The Atlantic, who was upset that Trump said his supporters would start a “revolt” if the Democratic-majority House tried to impeach him for alleged but unverified “crimes.”
“It sounds like a dog whistle,” she stated. “It sounds like he’s appealing to his supporters saying, ‘Look, if I get impeached, it’s not legitimate, it’s a move by the deep state to remove me, your democratically elected leader,’ even though we’re learning now that may not be the case because he severely limited voters’ knowledge during the election — and may or may not have worked with the Russians — but I think that it was definitely a signal to his base saying this is what you guys should do.”
“You should be up in arms figuratively, not necessarily literally, if I — if the Democrats in the House move to impeach me,” she went on. “Of course, I don’t think at this point the Democrats will do that because they have signaled they won’t do it if they did not think that the Senate would remove him, but I don’t think there’s any other way that you can slice it. I think that Donald Trump was clearly sending a dog whistle there.”
Bertrand is implying that Trump paying his accusers to be quiet “severely limited voters’ knowledge,” and beyond that, alleged “collusion” with Russia means that he wasn’t a “democratically elected leader.” Basically, Bertrand claimed that Trump’s presidency isn’t legitimate at all.
Western Journal reports:
Matthews suggested that had the stories about Daniels and McDougal been widely spread among the media prior to the election, it could have cost Trump crucial votes in swing states like Pennsylvania, which in turn could have resulted in his losing the election.
However, MSNBC guest and former federal prosecutor Elliot Williams thought otherwise, and said, “I don’t know about that.”
The remarks by Kirschner and Bertrand are essentially saying that unproven allegations of non-crimes are grounds for undermining the legitimacy of a democratic election process, one that Trump managed to win fair and square, in spite of the daunting odds stacked against him.
You can a look at the full news segment below: