MSNBC’s late-night host Rachel Maddow began her show with a monologue expressing fear over what she perceives as the worst case scenario, which is that the president “serves the interests of another country” on Monday night.
“If the worst case is true. For everything that we’ve been through as a country — for every kind of trial and challenge and intrigue and embarrassment and scandal that we have been through as a nation — we haven’t ever had to reckon with the possibility that somebody has ascended to the presidency of the United States to serve the interests of another country rather than our own,” Maddow said.
“This is a reason why there’s a big national freakout over what the president just did in public,” she continued. “Whatever happened in the long private meeting he insisted on taking with Vladimir Putin today with no other American officials present — whatever happened there — what happened in public thereafter — has really shaken the country today.”
A photo of Trump and Putin with text written across it that read, “WORST CASE SCENARIO,” served as Maddow’s backdrop during her monologue.
Maddow’s call to fear was based on the press conference between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin that took place earlier on Monday.
Many politicians and political pundits have expressed similar responses, with one congressman even implicitly suggesting the military throw a coup to get Trump out of power. (RELATED: House Democrat Calls For ‘Military Folks’ To Stop Trump)