President-elect Donald Trump‘s National Security Advisor appointment brought Rachel Maddow’s MSNBC show to a screeching stop.
Maddow “scrapped” the regular programming on “The Rachel Maddow Show” on Friday because the appointment of retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn was something she found “really, really worrying.”
With Trump’s administration set to take power on January 20, Flynn will take over for Susan Rice in the position which, Maddow pointed out, does not require Senate confirmation.
“That means it will not be discussed all that much compared to the other people who need to go through a Senate confirmation process, but the choice of Mike Flynn really is a different kettle of fish than anything that even I think we might have expected from the Trump campaign,” she said.
The position provides the president daily briefings on national security, foreign policy and military issues. Flynn, the former director for the Defense Intelligence Agency, spent more than 30 years in the military serving this country and protecting citizens like Maddow who warned viewers about his strong views.
“Mike Flynn calls Islam a political ideology hiding behind a religion. Mike Flynn calls Islam a malignant cancer,” she said. “I know he’s not gonna get as much coverage as the other people who have to get confirmed, stick a pin in that. It’s a really, really important, really really worrying announcement.”
Maddow really, really wanted her viewers to join her worry-fest, pinning her hope on the possibility that Trump would have “some change of heart or awakening of conscience” about his choice.
She returned to “regularly scheduled programming” once her two-minute opinion segment was complete.
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