MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow took time out of her show Thursday night to “honor the concerns” of rank-and-file Republican party members who are frustrated, exasperated, and otherwise beaten down over the presumed nominee status of Donald Trump. While some in the party like former Texas governor Rick Perry have fallen in line to support Trump, others — including House Speaker Paul Ryan — have admitted that they’re still warming up to the whole idea.
So, in an effort to convey the sentiments of the GOPers trying to be heard, Maddow did the only logical thing: perform actual quotes from Republican leadership as spoken word poetry.
The segment hilariously was titled “Real quotes from real Republicans since Donald Trump was nominated,” and featured a back-up on drums to the smooth rhythms of coffee klatch, finger-snapping poetic verses.
Maddow proceeded to read off lines from people like Republican strategist Rick Wilson (“Just cancelled my hotel and plane reservations for Cleveland,”) and Redstate’s Ben Howe (“I will not vote for an egomaniacal authoritarian. Nope.”)
“These are all actual quotes from discouraged Republicans,” Maddow noted at the conclusion of her bit, before joking “If you know one, be nice!”
Watch the above video from MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show.
J.D. Durkin (@jiveDurkey) is an editorial producer and columnist at Mediaite.
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