One MSNBC columnist is calling for former President Donald Trump to "die in prison" in order to "protect" democracy, according to recent comments.
MSNBC columnist Dean Obeidallah shared the comments in a conversation with Mediaite reporter Tommy Christopher.
REALLY DEMOCRATS THINK THIS HOW A REPUBLIC WORKS?
MSNBC Columnist: Donald Trump ‘Must Die in Prison’ to ‘Protect’ Democratic Republic https://t.co/RJH12UlDms
— Bobby Butcher (@WilliamBPoole) September 14, 2023
“I don’t care if he was 45 years old,” he said. “You should get life in prison if you attempt a coup, and there should be no chance of parole.” He added, “I don’t care who it is."
“Because either we’re going to protect the Democratic Republic or we’re going to allow people — in this case, Trump — to chip away at our democracy and chip away at what we believe in these institutions,” he stated.
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) September 9, 2023
"That’s why I’m so passionate about, like with every fiber of my being, that Donald Trump has to live out his natural days, his last days of natural life in a prison cell," Obeidallah continued.
"And the idea that Ron DeSantis or Donald Trump are going to pardon them to me again, that is on the border of being treasonous, these people attacked our Capitol to prevent the certification of election," he added.
MSNBC’s Dean Obeidallah: “I think Donald Trump must die in prison… because either we’re going to protect the Democratic Republic or we’re going to allow people in this case, Trump, to chip away at our Democracy and chip away at what we believe in these institutions.” pic.twitter.com/XcQ3lqhcCB
— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) September 13, 2023
"Obeidallah recalled he had said a version of this previously and reiterated he was not calling for the former president to be murdered, but to die of natural causes while facing a lengthy prison sentence," Fox News reported.
"The liberal columnist, whose work has also frequently been featured by CNN, has a history of making provocative comments about Trump and his supporters," it added.
The attacks on Trump are not new but the comments coming from a top mainstream outlet's columnists reveal the bias of the media against the former president.
In addition to media issues, Trump also faces multiple legal battles in his effort to return for a second term in the White House.
The voters are what matter most, however, with the majority of Republicans favoring Trump in polls in what could be a rematch with the current president.