MSNBC personality Donny Deutsch on Friday urged Democrats to get on board with doing “whatever we have to do” to ensure President Donald Trump ends up behind bars in the wake of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s congressional testimony.
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The “Saturday Night Politics” host was speaking on “Morning Joe” when he unleashed, beginning with an emotional declaration that “we are at war.”
“With all due respect to Michelle Obama, when they go low, we gotta do whatever we have to,” Deutsch said, referring to the former first lady’s famous line, “If they go low, we go high.”
“There are two takeaways from Mueller as we go to war,” Deutsch reasoned. “No. 1: The president broke the law, and when he’s out of office he can go and will go to jail. And No. 2: We are vulnerable with our election system. That’s our two things.
“We may not have won the battle of impeachment,” he continued, “but we’re going to win the war of putting him in jail — whatever we have to do — and we’re not going to necessarily play fair.”
Deutch then took a swipe at anyone who might see his rallying cry as going a bit too far.
“And for all the intellectuals out there whose hair is going to go on fire — ‘But we’re becoming like them! We’re becoming like them!’ — we cannot lose the next election. We will go back 50 years,” he said.
MSNBC Host: We’re Not Going to ‘Play Fair’ to Put Trump in Jail
Deutch’s comments come as an increasing number of Democrats have conceded that pursuing impeachment against President Trump is a lost cause, especially following Mueller’s congressional testimony on Wednesday — which many had hoped would reveal damaging information against the president.
The Washington Times noted that Deutch’s remarks came the day after former MSNBC host Krystal Ball ripped the network and accused it of playing up “feverish Russian conspiracy theories.”
Ball asked rhetorically on Hill.TV, “Just how much damage has MSNBC in particular done to the left? Now, this critique is not meant to be personal to the anchors and the commentators there, many of whom I know — some of whom are actually close friends having worked at the network for five years, but nearly all of whom got swept up in the ratings bubble that was feverish Russian conspiracy theories.”