MSNBC Host Decries Trump’s Landslide Victory In Iowa Caucuses

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow wasn’t too fond of the results of the recent Iowa caucuses, where Trump handily defeated all other GOP presidential contenders by a wide margin.

The former president won 98 of 99 counties in The Hawkeye State, spent about half as much as his opposition and still managed to cruise to victory in Iowa, demonstrating that he is, in fact, the likely GOP presidential nominee in November 2024.

Multiple news outlets such as the Associated Press (AP), CNN, Fox News and MSNBC called the race in Iowa just 30 minutes after it began for Trump, prompting angry responses from the presidential campaigns of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R).

While covering the Iowa caucuses on MSNBC, Maddow attacked the former president repeatedly and warned that if he becomes president again, “authoritarianism” would potentially expand across the U.S.

“If we are worried about the rise of authoritarianism in this country, if we are worried about the rise of potential rise of fascism in this country, if we are worried about our democracy falling an authoritarian and potentially fascist form of government, the leader who is trying to do that is part of that equation, but people wanting that is a much bigger part of that equation,” she began.

“And the American electorate is made up of two major parties,” Maddow added. “One of those parties has been flirting with extremism on the ultra-right for a very long time.”

Maddow then claimed that the Republican Party is an “authoritarian movement” that is “pushing Trump to get more and more extreme.”

Maddow’s claims of “authoritarianism” come after the Democratic Party has single-handedly interfered in the 2024 presidential election by barring the former president from multiple states’ 2024 presidential primary ballots, including in Colorado and Maine.

Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows previously disqualified Trump from running for president in The Pine Tree State, citing Section Three of the 14th Amendment, known as the “insurrection” clause and the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol protests as the reasons for prohibiting the former president from seeking the presidency in the state.