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Rachel Maddow Is 'Comforted' By Donald Trump's 'Incompetence'

Rachel Maddow Is 'Comforted' By Donald Trump's 'Incompetence' He 'Wants to Kill Us': Rachel Maddow Describes Her Bizarre Phone Call With Donald Trump
Tobias Pedroso | 07 May, 2017, 02:13

On Tuesday's broadcast of NBC's "Late Night With Seth Meyers", MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow stated that there's a "tension" in the news media where it's both "a unsafe time for the First Amendment" and the press is "oddly influential with" President Trump, "who wants to kill us". So, it's - it is a weird tension.

"It's a risky time for the First Amendment and the free press in this country", she continued. "At the same time, we're oddly influential with the guy who wants to kill us". Trump suggested that Maddow could just use the phone call they had, even though it was not recorded. "He was an announced candidate", recalled Maddow, who then recapped how Trump's campaign staff designated the call off the record for the purposes of testing the waters for a formal interview.

"I had this conversation with him", she continued. "I'd sort of said he had good chances against his Republican primary opponents and we kind of dished dirt on all the things he thought was wrong with all his Republican primary opponents".

Trump has not appeared on the network in any capacity since May of 2016 after a falling out with the early morning hosts. But Maddow did says she's "worried that he will figure it out".

"There is a tension about that, in all seriousness, in the administration" Maddow replied.

During that stretch, "The Rachel Maddow Show" enjoyed its best ratings in almost a decade, easily topping CNN and finishing at the top of all of cable news for four consecutive weeks throughout the month of March.

The breakdown was conducted between February 20 and March 31.

Overall, MSNBC was the second-most-watched network in basic cable for the third straight month, trailing only Fox News.