MSNBC: Trump ‘Has to Be Jailed,’ an ‘Obvious Danger to Democracy’
'That’s one of the reasons why I have concerns'
MSNBC contributor Jason Johnson claimed former President Donald Trump is a “direct danger to American democracy” and called for him to be "jailed."
During an episode of “Deadline” on Wednesday, Johnson said:
“I’m teaching a media literacy class to my students at Morgan State University.
"The level of cynicism that young people have towards the media, and then you mix that with old folks or older folks who have decided that there’s only one place they want to listen to, it’s hard for anyone to be an arbiter of truth, justice and common sense at this particular point," he said.
"That’s one of the reasons why I have concerns as to whether or not the January 6 committee can be effective in presenting their case to the American public," Johnson added.
“We know there are 30% of the population that doesn’t care."
"They don’t care what the facts are," he continued.
"They just want Donald Trump in office.
"At this point, I don’t care if he’s found guilty of treason if he’s found guilty for violating records.
"I don’t care if they find he has a Blockbuster VHS tape from 1998 that he never returned and owes $100 million and has to go to jail," he added.
"I don’t care," Jonson said.
"The fact of the matter is the guy has been so obvious about being a direct danger to American democracy that he has to be jailed.
"He has to be punished.”
The remarks come weeks after President Joe Biden said Trump stoked the riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, because the "web of lies" spread to "prevent" the peaceful transfer of power.
As Neon Nettle reported:
Biden said Trump "sees his own interest as more important than America's."
Biden reflected on the deadly attack, saying that "the will of the people was under assault."
"Our Constitution faced the gravest of threats," Biden said.
"Outnumbered in the face of a brutal attack, the Capitol Police, the D.C. Metropolitan Police, the National Guard, and brave law enforcement officials saved the rule of law."
"Our democracy held. We, the people, endured. We the people prevailed," Biden said.