MSNBC celebrity Rachel Maddow’s newest anti-Trump conspiracy concept was so outlandish that even the dependably liberal HuffPost criticized it as “so flimsy that it could be debunked by a quick glance at a map.”
On Thursday evening, “The Rachel Maddow Show” started using a somber 25-minute diatribe that tried to connect the dreadful ambush attack that killed four American soldiers in Niger into the most recent edition of President Trump’s proposed travel ban, that included the nation of Chad. Maddow basically claimed that the inclusion of Chad, which recently pulled its troops from Niger, in the revised travel ban resulted in extremist attacks such as the one that left four Americans dead.
The HuffPost, which is indeed anti-Trump that it refused to even cover him at the political department through the first stages of his campaign, printed a story headlined, “What the hell was this Rachel Maddow segment?” The MSNBC host commented that Chad’s pullout from Niger “had an immediate effect in emboldening ISIS attacks,” however, the HuffPost readily shot her down concept.
Colby College Department of Government assistant professor Laura Seay told the HuffPost that “any expert” would have said Maddow’s conspiracy theory was “crazy” and the pullout of Chadian troops isn’t necessarily linked to the Trump’s travel ban.
“Everybody that I know is appalled by this.