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MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace began the second hour of her show on Friday discussing a limited gag order that special counsel Jack Smith is seeking against former President Donald Trump that included a dire warning for the country.
As the segment opened, Wallace read from a court filing from Smith that seeks a “narrow” gag order against Trump to prevent him from continuing to criticize what he believes are highly political prosecutions as Americans continue to believe the Biden administration and Democrats have weaponized the justice system.
Wallace then told her audience that she “is going to say the thing that people say privately all the time and not on TV very often.”
“Something really bad is going to happen. Like shit’s about to hit the fan in this country. Fox News had to veer away from a lunatic spewing hatred and death threats for Democratic officials in New York because of the migrant caucus,” she continued, noting a live shot the rival network aired on Friday showing angry New Yorkers protesting the massive influx of illegal immigrants into the city.
“Everyone is on, I don’t even know the word, everyone is, knows that we’re walking into something hideous and no one will do anything,” she continued. “I refuse to believe that nothing can be done. These are people getting their information, in part because of the vacuum being created by people with…
“I don’t even know if we call it a spine anymore. That might be an insult to spines, but there are still people out there with followings who can go out,” she went on. “And here’s, here’s what I want to ask you. When something happens, what do you want to be able to tell your kids and grandkids you did? Are you good with nothing?
“You good with, I didn’t do anything because I didn’t think anyone would listen to me. Trump tweeted something mean about me someday. Because you did something. I tried to do something,” Wallace said.
“Where are all of the Republicans who still have little slivers of a following in the cesspool that is the MAGA base?” Wallace, a former official in George W. Bush’s administration, insultingly asked guest Charlie Sykes, who hosts the Bulwark Podcast.
Left-wing media and Democrats have routinely claimed that the system is fair and that Trump has engaged in criminal activities, but his supporters see the system as having been completely weaponized against him — since his first days in office.
Emblematic of that is the fact that most Georgia voters believe that the prosecution of Trump by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is unfair.
According to a recent telephone and online survey conducted by Rasmussen Reports and The Absolute Truth With Emerald Robinson, 56 percent of likely Georgia voters believe Willis is unfairly prosecuting Trump, with 39 percent saying it’s “very likely” the case.
Around 37% of respondents do not believe that Willis is unfairly prosecuting Trump, including 28% who believe this to be Very Unlikely. A majority of Georgia voters also said they have concerns about the integrity of elections in their state.
A majority of Georgia voters (52%) think it’s likely that fraud influenced the outcome of the state’s 2020 presidential election, with 30% saying it’s extremely likely that it did.
Roughly 35%, including 22% who say it’s Not At All Likely, do not believe that fraud affected the 2020 Georgia election. 13% more people are unsure.
And 53 percent of Georgia voters support calling a special session of the legislature to prevent Willis from bringing charges against Trump, with 37 percent strongly supporting the idea. A special legislative session to halt the prosecution of Trump in Fulton County would be opposed by 38% of respondents, 30% of whom would Strongly Oppose it.