MSNBC political analyst John Heilemann on Thursday said that he’s “virtually certain” that 10 percent of Republicans would say it “would be OK for Donald Trump to dissolve [their] own grandparents” if they were asked the question in a poll.
Heilemann made the assertion during a segment discussing a recent Ipsos poll that showed 43 percent of Republicans saying “the president should have the authority to close news outlets engaged in bad behavior.”
“I would like a pollster ask this question,” Heilemann said. “How many people in the Republican Party think that it would be OK for Donald Trump to dissolve their own grandparents? I’m virtually certain that if it was a Donald Trump-related question, you’ll get like 10 percent that would be like ‘Donald Trump has the power to do whatever he wants, including kill my parents.’ ”