President Donald Trump FEMA Nominee Asks To Withdraw His Nomination | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

  • Published on Sep 19, 2019
  • Rachel Maddow reports on how federal corruption charges against a FEMA official and private contractor who secured billions in contracts to rebuild Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria connect to Donald Trump's now-former nominee to be FEMA's new administrator. Aired on 09/18/19.
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Comments • 964

  • faye martin
    faye martin 2 days ago

    Hey Rachael Maddow are you gonna do the “POOF ! YOUR GONE “ GAME “ like you did last election 🗳 ???? Please let us know !!! B thanks 🙏

  • Stuart WARD
    Stuart WARD 6 days ago

    Donald Trump is a genius. He promised to 'drain the swamp' and he is doing it. He is using a plan so cunning you could pin a tail on it and call it a weasel. He hires / appoints Swamp Monsters, they get investigated, charged, prosecuted and jailed. Job done. Don't tell me this is anything but un-adult-aerated genius...

  • shena reid
    shena reid 10 days ago +1

    Nobody watches your show unless it's some mistake or accident girl your neck is longer than your audience LOL👅😂😂😂😂👅👅

  • alotofgrey
    alotofgrey 13 days ago

    The border fence.

  • 17 76
    17 76 22 days ago

    Why do femanist s always try to look like men? If I were a femanist I'd wear dresses and be femanine

  • The Outlier
    The Outlier 22 days ago

    17:04 once again Trump demonstrates how he uses a sharpie....🤣😂🙃

  • HarryBags Lestwee
    HarryBags Lestwee 23 days ago

    Still hating. Daily dose of hated. Adolescent behaviour.

  • Christine L Stephens
    Christine L Stephens 23 days ago +1


  • Leigh Schickerling
    Leigh Schickerling 23 days ago

    But, but,but....... we only hire the best people.

  • miqoto
    miqoto 23 days ago

    He shouldn't even be where he is now either....

  • stealthhumor
    stealthhumor 24 days ago

    Bush, Cheney, and Halliburton did the same corrupt practices on a much grander scale, didn't they? George HW Bush took $2M to give a speech in Japan in the middle of a trade war over dumping Japanese computer chips on the market, but that fight went away after Bush's speech. As Group Captain Mandrake told General Ripper, "Well I would say, sir, that there was something dreadfully wrong somewhere."

  • randall shelp
    randall shelp 24 days ago

    Trump nominates/hires people who share his values; truthfully, his lack of values..

  • mark schick
    mark schick 24 days ago

    This is how Trump awards contracts. And it is the ONLY reason he gives a crap about building an expensive and wasteful wall at our southern border. It’s not out or patriotism, or keeping out immigrants who he himself hires. He wants to award the building contracts to friends who will be “grateful”.

  • Andrew_Owens
    Andrew_Owens 24 days ago

    Remember the Eric Holder gun scandal? Oh, how it pales!

    • Andrew_Owens
      Andrew_Owens 24 days ago

      Yeah, how'd that guy get under the radar with no credentials!

  • David Brandenburg
    David Brandenburg 24 days ago

    they are all actors because none of trumps people have a clue as to what it is they are supposed to do, other than steal as much as possible!.

  • David Brandenburg
    David Brandenburg 24 days ago

    you forget that trump has been dealing with the mob since the 70's, so crooks and cons are trumps favorite people!. after all there is no bigger con than Donald Trump!.

  • berretta9mm1
    berretta9mm1 24 days ago

    Ah, "The Trouble with Tribbles." All joking aside, this is utterly sickening. People are suffering and dying in Puerto Rico, and FEMA administrators and subcontractors are stealing the money that could save them: Women, children, the elderly - this cannot continue. How can ANYONE do this to their fellow human beings? How do you sleep at night, while engaging in this kind of theft, that means the suffering and deaths of so many people? We know they're all right, though - because we saw Trump throwing rolls of paper towels at them. That should have fixed the problem - shouldn't it have? Why is anybody complaining? It's only our tax money - isn't that what it's for - to buy the President's buddies boats, bulldozers, planes, and office-fulls of incredibly expensive furniture? It's now a gilded, Trumpified Swamp - gone is the old, outmoded regular-corruption Swamp - this is a Swamp made by "The best people" and we are "winning." Aren't we? All the slime has been covered with gold paint.

  • HeisenbergCertainty
    HeisenbergCertainty 24 days ago

    Wait til Trump starts building large sections of a border wall. That's when the corruption and theft really begins. Trump and his family and friends will get a lot of that 25 billion... or 55 billion.

  • Gbenga Olanitori
    Gbenga Olanitori 24 days ago


  • Mark Robinson
    Mark Robinson 24 days ago

    They do need the yellow equipment but the boat I don't think so

  • David Shaw
    David Shaw 24 days ago

    I suppose the Trump gang are rubbing their hands and praying for the Hurricane season and more destructive ones extending into 2020. The Mafia always paid off politicians, judges and the police just the same as Trumps gang hoping to share in the governments money tree.

  • Sub Optimal
    Sub Optimal 24 days ago

    White House = Grifter Central.

  • snapsnap1
    snapsnap1 24 days ago

    A corrupt general contractor hiring corrupt subcontractors. Haha. That is what trump is and the people he brings in. Trump calls them fine no very fine people. Why why is he still in the WH.

  • RobinHood70
    RobinHood70 24 days ago

    2:16 "Imagine tooling around on that in your back lawn."
    Ummm...our entire back yard is only slightly larger than the 'dozer. I don't think we'd be going anywhere in it!

  • Victor Beltran
    Victor Beltran 24 days ago

    They all make a happy Trump family made of criminals and gropers

  • Jody Mooney
    Jody Mooney 25 days ago

    Ok, first that picture of the catamaran is not a catamaran. Second, will this corruption ever end and when are we going to do something about it? Thanks for the reporting!

  • Sebelbub
    Sebelbub 25 days ago

    Yay we found a new way to get rid of Trump. The last three attempts didn't do it.

  • research air
    research air 25 days ago

    the border wall is for keeping us in !!! aka...Berlin

  • GodzUnit01
    GodzUnit01 25 days ago

    Hey, Trump! Is this fake news, too?

  • Dale Cox
    Dale Cox 25 days ago

    A 40-foot boat is not that big.

  • MaidaUrsulaDawn44!! Glasgow

    Come on America you have to put everyone in this administration from the President down in jail I have never in my long life watched anything like this awful train wreck.

  • jack mack
    jack mack 25 days ago

    Aussie here and I just hope that trump is the catastophe which preceeds change. is current age of debacles just could not be scripted.

  • KAL EL
    KAL EL 25 days ago

    Rachael you should try using your brain. Maybe your show would do better. You must have TDS still. The wall is funded by the military budget because it's a national security issue. Why don't you make a big deal about the military not being funded because of government shutdowns caused by democrats. Who while the shutdown is happening decide to go on a vacation using our tax dollars? Oh, thats right because it wasn't TRUMP it was the democrats. You leaned to far left and fell off your rocker missy.

  • Swivarithan L'Gooding-Splatt

    Kleptocracy Russian style

  • Athena Maggio
    Athena Maggio 25 days ago

    I love you Rachel, Speed boat dying.....It's a multi-million dollar catamaran/yacht! lol

  • Amy Jones
    Amy Jones 25 days ago

    Potus 45 is a magnet for criminals aint he?

  • Sharon Schubert
    Sharon Schubert 25 days ago

    It’s interesting that anyone associated with Trump is corrupt. A contractor and a FIMA official! Can’t imagine how much Trumps close buddies are raping from Americans and putting in their coffers. It’s unbelievable.

  • monkeymanxxl
    monkeymanxxl 25 days ago +1

    It is like the mob is running the country!

  • ContagiousRepublic
    ContagiousRepublic 25 days ago +1

    Trump is only hiring when you proved to be a criminal. This is how Trump knows he can put them in jail from the many crimes if they don't obey. Why do you think he picked Kavanaugh??

  • RedondoBeach2
    RedondoBeach2 25 days ago

    16:59 Graffiti is a crime, right?

  • RedondoBeach2
    RedondoBeach2 25 days ago

    12:10 Follow the money. In this part of the news report, Maddow even provides a picture. Simply connect the dots. And who would you guess is at the very top of this government agency organizational chart? Hint: he's a politician who tweets a lot of misspelled words and inflammatory stupidity.

  • 0123mandatory
    0123mandatory 25 days ago

    He will be confirmed too, he will be confirmed too, he will be confirmed too, he will be confirmed too 😂😂

  • Capture It Live
    Capture It Live 25 days ago

    The Army is now staffing the FEMA detention centers in preparation for any violence from democrats in 2020. They also have been briefed on arrests made of members of Congress and have set up military courts that can expedite sentencing .

  • Brian Cossey
    Brian Cossey 25 days ago

    I hate trump but maddow is very vague and unclear what she is saying and why it is bad

  • ClearPolitics
    ClearPolitics 25 days ago +1

    The corruption is through the roof. And this is only the things that we have found out, we don't even know what happens behind closed doors in this travesty of government under donnie.

  • Sean Cleary
    Sean Cleary 25 days ago


  • Nunchucks Wizard
    Nunchucks Wizard 25 days ago

    DEATH to the air waster hang the orange duck

  • Ste H
    Ste H 25 days ago

    FFS, what is it with the Trump administration? It's nothing but fraud, grift, lies, deceit and crimes,... and still no real accountability for the criminals at the top.

  • Lisa Talev
    Lisa Talev 25 days ago

    This nightmare is what happens when Pelosi & Co refuse to take action. He’s never faced real consequences for anything, so like every kid out there, he’ll keep pushing the boundaries to see what he can get away with. If we don’t impeach, we can expect ongoing and worsening crises on a daily basis

  • Andrea Morandini
    Andrea Morandini 25 days ago

    If I remember correctly, the very first contractor that no one heard of and only had 2 employees got the 1.3mm contract by answering an ad in Craig’slist!

  • Priestly Lotus
    Priestly Lotus 25 days ago

    "only the best..."

  • Max Deveault
    Max Deveault 25 days ago

    Despite not knowing boats... A catamaran is not depicted in the video. Two quill is required.

  • tina caudell
    tina caudell 26 days ago

    Trump 2020 make the liberals cry again.barrysayit

  • Danny Arsenal
    Danny Arsenal 26 days ago

    could it be possible to be more stupid?

  • DK Durham
    DK Durham 26 days ago +1

    Is Madcow still on cable? I wouldn't know I don't watch cable tv it rots your brain. How's the Russia Collusion Delusion these days MSDNC?

  • Andethidial bubabibub
    Andethidial bubabibub 26 days ago

    Build the swamp...

  • Karen Jenkins
    Karen Jenkins 26 days ago

    Trump is running the government with temp staff. Casual contracts so he doesn't have to do due diligence. Yay

  • Barbara Brinkmeyer
    Barbara Brinkmeyer 26 days ago


  • Just Me
    Just Me 26 days ago

    This gives a tiny window into the life of Trump's crimes. There appears to be a joke in checks and balances soooo please continue following the money

  • AntigenJRP
    AntigenJRP 26 days ago

    The swamp smells so bad. No amount of Febreze will cover up the stench