‘Worried’ Rachel Maddow Frets Over Idea Of Trump Sending People To ‘Massive Camps’
Rachel Maddow on Monday, October 16, 2023
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MSNBC host Rachel Maddow suggested that she is concerned about people being sent to “massive camps” if former President Donald Trump is re-elected to the White House.

The comment appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter on CNN reporter Oliver Darcy’s email conversation with Maddow. They were discussing the new season of her “Ultra” podcast and the 2024 campaign in which President Joe Biden is poised to face Trump in a rematch of their 2020 face-off.

“Trump and his allies are openly talking about weaponizing the government to seek revenge against critics in media and politics, with some of his extremist allies even talking about jailing their fellow Americans. You’re one of his most notable critics on television. Are you worried that you could be a target?” Darcy asked.

In response, Maddow alluded to comments Trump made in a Veterans Day speech last year in which he said political rivals on the Left “live like vermin” and his former adviser, Stephen Miller, telling The New York Times that Trump might use detention camps for migrants in a second term.

“I’m worried about the country broadly if we put someone in power who is openly avowing that he plans to build camps to hold millions of people, and to ‘root out’ what he’s described in subhuman terms as his ‘enemy from within,'” Maddow said. “Again, history is helpful here. He’s not joking when he says this stuff.”

Maddow suggested there is a historical context to consider, asserting that “we’ve seen what happens when people take power proclaiming that kind of agenda.” She warned of a “head-in-the-sand complacency” by people who believe Trump is only interested in going after “well-known liberals” and stopping there.

“When Trump invokes the Insurrection Act to deploy the U.S. military against civilians on his first day in office, do you think he then rescinds the order on day two?” she said, referring to Trump’s reported desire to use soldiers to help secure the southern border and crack down on civil unrest.


“For that matter, what convinces you that these massive camps he’s planning are only for migrants?” Maddow continued as she concluded her response to Darcy’s question. “So, yes, I’m worried about me — but only as much as I’m worried about all of us.”

Maddow’s stated fear about a second Trump term and the possibility of him using detention camps against his political opponents, an idea that she previously raised before he took office in 2016, prompted some backlash on social media.

“What is more likely if Trump wins: Rachel Maddow gets sent to a concentration camp or….She makes another 100 million dollars peddling a BS Conspiracy theory?” asked “Breaking Points” co-host Saagar Enjeti.

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