MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow, who most recently made headlines after a bungled piece of gotcha journalism ended up proving that President Donald Trump is a responsible taxpayer, has now gone on record as claiming that the commander in chief is wants to shut down the First Amendment and “kill” journalists who don’t agree with him.
Maddow appeared on NBC’s “Late Night With Seth Meyers” on Tuesday, where the host suggested that Trump might have a preference for giving interviews to friendly outlets but eventually ends up sitting down with networks like MSNBC.
In response, Maddow delved into the realm of conspiracy theory to paint Trump as some sort of autocratic, free speech-hating dictator.
“There is a tension… because there’s never been a presidency, an administration that was this overtly hostile to the press. I mean, they’re talking about, like revising the First Amendment,” she said, pointing to a statement from White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus concerning a possible change to libel laws.
“But at the same time, there’s never been a president who is more addicted to the news about himself, and who’s more responsive to the news that he supposedly thinks is so worthless,” Maddow continued, evidently projecting her own desperation for acknowledgement from Trump.
“I think it’s a dangerous time for the First Amendment and for the free press in this country,” she concluded. “And at the same time, we’re oddly influential with the guy who wants to kill us.”
Talk about hyperbole!