MSNBC Claims Trump Wants to Kill People: He “Has a Death Wish,” Will “Take Americans Down With Him”

National   |   Mark Finkelstein   |   Oct 1, 2020   |   10:52AM   |   Washington, DC

Is President Trump planning a murder-suicide with the American people? As hyperbolic, as literally insane, as that sounds, it’s what Morning Joe was suggesting today.

Morning Joe regular Ed Luce of the Financial Times kicked off the crazed assessment:

“He’s saying, ‘If I’m going to go down, I’m going to take you down with me.’ I think there’s a death wish in his approach to this election that is the mark of somebody who’s got a very dark mind.”

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Joe Scarborough ran with Luce’s “dark mind” warning, saying:

“It’s always been a fear about Donald Trump that if he was going to go down, he was going to try to take as many Americans with him as he could . . . As we move forward and it becomes more obvious, if it does become more obvious, that Donald Trump cannot win this election, it is going to be responsible for Republicans to do everything they can to limit the damage to this democracy and save the lives of as many Americans as they can.”

Scarborough didn’t back away from the apocalyptic scenario he was painting. To the contrary, he acknowledged:

“Does that sound dark? It does. Is that man’s mind dark? It is. Are you going to prepare for it? We pray you will.”

This is terminal-stage Trump Derangement Syndrome. Trump as Jim Jones of the mass Jonestown murder-suicide, but on a grotesque, nationwide scale. Dark minds? Look in the mirror, Ed and Joe.

Morning Joe’s suggestion of a Trump murder-suicide plan for America was sponsored by Allstate, Applebee’s, and Ninja Foodi. Contact them via the Conservatives Fight Back links to let them know what you think of their sponsorship of this sort of apocalyptic garbage. Note: Mark Finkelstein has a B.S. from Cornell University, an Ed.M. and a J.D. magna cum laude from SUNY Buffalo, and an LL.M. from Harvard. He lives in Ithaca, NY where he hosts “Right Angle,” a local political talk show. Finkelstein is a Contributing Editor at MRC’s NewsBusters blog, where this article originally appeared.