MSNBC host Rachel Maddow tried to get inside the mind of President Donald Trump to understand how he might have envisioned the violent Capitol insurrection working out in his favor.
During a monologue previewing Wednesday’s impeachment of Trump, which is effectively guaranteed to pass now that at least one House GOP leader has endorsed it as well, Maddow directly addressed Trump through the camera while wondering if he had yet to grasp the gravity of the political avalanche he had unleashed.
“Mr. President, I mean, he has to be learning something, right?” Maddow asked. “Mr. President, what did you think was going to happen? Did you think it would work? Did you think that if you got enough violent and potentially armed supporters of