Hillary Clinton warns Trump will 'wholesale fire people' after midterm elections
Hillary Clinton joined The Rachel Maddow Show, where she and Maddow discussed, among many other things, the anonymous op-ed that appeared in the New York Times in which an alleged senior official wrote about a resistance within the Trump administration. Clinton believes this will lead to widespread firings after the midterm elections in November, and based on a prediction she made on the show just over a year ago, she might be right.
On Sept. 14, 2017, Clinton told Maddow, “The people around him [Trump] have to be our first line of defense against him doing something that will have serious repercussions.”
Since that prediction has proved true, Clinton made another: “What I worry about, Rachel, is that after this election this president’s going to wholesale fire people. That’s my prediction for tonight, like my prediction from last year.” She added, “And if we don’t have one or both houses of Congress in place, he will be even more uncontrollable and unaccountable. He will fire people in the White House. He will fire people in his administration who he thinks are crossing him, questioning him, undermining him.”
As of now, based on Trump’s own words, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is widely speculated to be one of the first to go. Trump has constantly taken shots at Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia investigation and has said Sessions’ job is safe at least until after the elections.
The Rachel Maddow Show airs weeknights at 9 p.m. on MSNBC.
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