To test the paranoid waters of the Left as the general election approaches in November, look no further than MSNBC's Morning Joe show. Their latest excursion into Trump derangement came to us on Tuesday morning courtesy of John Heilemann, who wove a wacky new conspiracy theory.
Heilemann is already spinning a possible Joe Biden loss as being due to President Donald Trump using unmarked paramilitary units to steal the election. In fact, he sees the use of federal police to counter Antifa violence in Portland, Oregon as a trial run for using them in November.
HEILEMANN: I don’t want to be overly alarmist about this, but I think this is the time to be alarmist knowing where Donald Trump stands right now politically, understanding where we are headed in this election, I think we are looking at potentially a trial run for a kind of — a genuine attempt to, through intimidation and potentially through force, to try to — to try to steal this election.
I think we are now at the point where we see the things that the President is doing, we see his intention to not accept an outcome of this election where he loses to Joe Biden. He’s making it very clear. And some of it is rhetoric about mail-in voting, but when the next thing, in the next breath is that he’s talking about sending these unmarked paramilitary guards to places with Democratic — blue states with very blue cities run by Democratic mayors.
I think we should all take very seriously the prospect that this is a dress rehearsal, a trial run for first an attempt at voter intimidation on Election Day. Are these unmarked paramilitary units going to be doing 'security' at the polls in battleground states? I think that’s a question we’d like to have answered.
Don't be surprised to see any attempt to prevent election fraud denounced by Democrats and their media allies such as Heilemann as an attempt to steal the election by "paramilitary" (or simple law enforcement) units.