MSNBC's Chris Matthews reacted to President Donald Trump's celebratory press conference Thursday afternoon after he was acquitted in the Senate the day prior. Matthews said Trump has called on his "troops" to "fight to the death" against those who went after him, the Democrats, and American bureaucracy.
CHRIS MATTHEWS: He is at war with Nancy Pelosi, in a moral fight. They're talking about banishing Mitt Romney from the party. That's the language of a cult, banishment. It's not a language of the Constitution of our American tradition. Banishment for the one guy who dared in the United States Senate to vote to convict.
I think it is also an attempt for the president to tell his troops here's the fighting line right now. We're going after everybody who went after us, we're going to fight to the death. We're going to get them. It's about righteous moral indignation. Our family has been abused, I've been abused, the Constitution has been abused. We've to get these people. We've got from now to November to do it.
This, to me, is a fight to war. He is calling on his troops to fight to the death against the Democrats and the American bureaucracy itself. This is the starkest fight I've seen declared by any American politician.