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Maddow Stunned by Trump ‘DO NOT CONGRATULATE’ Report: Like Something from a ‘Satirical Movie’

Rachel Maddow was pretty stunned tonight by a report in the Washington Post that President Trump was warned by advisors not to congratulate Putin with an all-caps “DO NOT CONGRATULATE” message.

She said it “sounds like it was made up for a satirical movie about this kind of situation at the top of American political leadership.”

“I’m just gonna leave that up on screen for a second so you can let that wash over you,” Maddow said. “The President’s national security advisors wrote him a note in all-capital letters saying do not congratulate Putin for his sham election.”

More importantly, Maddow wanted to know why exactly Trump did not take the advice of his national security advisers and just “ignore the all-capital-letters warning.”

“What is driving his behavior,” Maddow asked, “that is so different than what his own national security staff believe is the right thing for the country? What explains the distance between what the president is doing and what his own national security staff say the President of the United States needs to do?”

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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