MSNBC’s Jonathan Capeheart: ‘MAGA and the domestic terror threat is much more worrisome than any foreign threat’
This is hysterical fantasy, and it’s leading up to the criminalization of political dissent in the U.S. Meanwhile, which would Capeheart prefer? To be in Kabul, or in a district that solidly voted for Trump in 2020? Would he really prefer the former? I don’t think so.
“MSNBC host Jonathan Capehart calls Trump supporters ‘more worrisome’ than the Taliban or ISIS on 20th anniversary of 9/11,” by Matt McNulty, DailyMail.com, September 13, 2021:
On the eve of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, MSNBC host Jonathan Capehart announced that he believed that Trump supporters are more of a threat than the Taliban or ISIS.
Capehart called out ‘MAGA and the domestic threat’, which he said was far ‘more worrisome than any foreign threat’, during an appearance at PBS NewsHour on Friday.
The Washington Post columnist and news host went on to describe the last several years as ‘one giant step forward, and then two giant steps back.’
‘One giant step forward was the election of Barack Obama as president of the United States, first black president. But a huge step back was the election of Donald Trump as president. Another huge, huge step forward, the election of Joe Biden as president of the United States,’ Capehart said.
”But another huge step back, to my mind, one was the fact that, even though Donald Trump lost the election, he got 15 — 12 million more votes than he did in 2016. So it just highlights the divisions within the country,’ he added.
Capehart specifically cited the January 6 Capitol siege as a turning point in where MAGA supporters of former president Donald Trump violently invaded the Capitol Building in Washington DC in an effort to disrupt a joint session of Congress that was busy counting electoral votes in Joe Biden’s favor.
‘And then the ultimate step back, January 6. My colleague Carlos Lozada said this morning on television that how ironic it is that, on September 11, there were reports that the plane that went down in Shanksville was headed to the Capitol, headed to crash into the Capitol,’ Capehart continued.
‘And yet, at almost 20 years later, the Capitol was ransacked by domestic terrorists who lay siege to the U.S. Capitol at a time when the members of Congress were certifying the last election.’
John Yang, who was hosting the interview, asked Capehart if he meant ‘that other forces have changed politics more since 9/11 than 9/11.’
‘Oh, I think so. I think MAGA and the domestic terror threat is much more worrisome than any foreign threat we could face.’…