Chris Hayes Addresses ‘Unbearable Level of Anxiety’ in US One Week Before Election: ‘Everyone Remembers Four Years Ago’


MSNBC’s Chris Hayes directly addressed viewers’ anxiety one week before Election Day, given how despite Joe Biden’s lead in the polls, “everyone remembers four years ago.”

The current RealClearPolitics average of polls has Biden leading President Donald Trump by 7.1 percent. But, as Hayes put it, there’s still “an intense, almost unbearable level of anxiety right now among the millions and millions of people that make up the pro-democracy anti-Trump majority of this country.”

Hayes — after knocking the electoral college system — slammed the president for trying “to undermine our system of free and fair elections, to undermine and subvert the legitimacy of legal ballots.”

More directly, he told viewers, “If you’re feeling anxious, you don’t need me to tell you this, but I’ll tell you this, it’s not crazy, okay? I know you’re nervous. I’m nervous. We are too. This is stressful. What can you say?”

But he went on to add that sans “the trauma of 2016” and other factors, “you’d have very little question as to who was winning, okay, by a lot.”

He noted how Biden has campaigned in Georgia and said that while Trump will likely win Texas, it’s closer than expected. Hayes ended his comments by telling viewers to make sure their votes are counted.

You can watch above, via MSNBC.

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