MSNBC commentators cite Christian nationalism and ‘authoritarianism’ for Trump’s Iowa victory

Commentators on MSNBC discussing former President Donald Trump’s victory in the Iowa caucuses cited a variety of factors that helped Trump on Monday night, including Christian nationalism and “authoritarianism.”

Rachel Maddow, a commentator and host of a show on the network, stated that those who are concerned about authoritarianism overtaking the United States should be concerned not just about the leader of such a movement, but also the leader’s followers and supporters. Maddow also suggested that those who support an authoritarian leader are a bigger problem than the leader himself.

“But once you have radicalized one major party so that those are the preferences of the people who adhere to your party, the leader’s interchangeable,” Maddow said on Monday night.

Fellow MSNBC host Joy Reid suggested that a majority of
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