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MSNBC’s John Heilemann on Trump sending federal police into Portland: a “trial run” for using “force” to “steal this election”

MSNBC political analyst John Heilemann claimed on Tuesday that President Trump's deployment of federal agents into Portland was a "trial run" for what is to come beyond the 2020 election. See Also: "The View' Meghan McCain scolds Joy Behar for claiming Republicans don't care about education: 'Aggressive and incendiary' The Department of Homeland Security has been under fire in recent days after footage from the protests and riots in Portland show hostile confrontations with federal agents, including a video showing them making arrests in unmarked vans. Appearing on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Heilemann declared the use of such militarized agents on the ground "authoritarianism." "These are the kinds of things we have seen in tyrannical, authoritarian regimes in third-world countries throughout the 20th- second half of the 20th century," Heilemann explained. "This is not a mystery what's going on

Joe Biden leads 2020 Democratic presidential polls but will he live up to voters' expectations?

Former Vice President Joe Biden will announce his presidential bid Thursday morning with an online video, according to reports. But is Biden's plan causing concern among Democrats? The panel discusses. Biden was probably hoping to announce his candidacy for president tomorrow with much fanfare and praise from the media, but that’s not what he got from those on Morning Joe this morning. Both Joe Scarborough and John Heilemann don’t think it’s going to end well for Biden: Here’s the transcript from Newsbusters: JOE SCARBOROUGH: I have yet to talk to a Democratic activist or a Democratic fundraiser who is excited about Joe Biden getting in the race. And, I’ll take it a step further, and I’ve been surprised, but almost every Democrat, to a person, that I have spoken with is concerned that this is going to end badly for Joe Biden, and that he should not get into the race. And that is something I have heard repeatedly over the past several months. What about you? JOHN HEI