WATCH: Rachel Maddow Turns Anti-Trump Sentiment Into Poetry

Last night on her show, Rachel Maddow said she wanted to try something she had never done before in all of her time on MSNBC: She wanted to have a poetry reading. But a poetry reading with a political theme to it.

Stepping out from behind her desk, notecards in hand, Maddow stood next to a cool cat wearing sunglasses and playing bongo drums, ala the whole Beat scene in New York City circa the 1950s and 60s.

Maddow said the “verses” she was about to read were actual statements of concern from Republicans who had announced there was no way in hell they would ever support presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump. And she also urged all progressives to have some sympathy for the anti-Trump Republicans as they begin their six-month long period of mourning:

“If you know one, be nice.”

One of the longest statements that became poetry in Maddow’s hands was from Eliot Cohen, who was in the State Department as part of the George W. Bush’s administration:

“The Republican presidential defeat that likely impends and reflects an appropriate national revulsion at the GOP candidate, whose personal record of chicanery and wild rhetoric of bigotry and misogyny and misplaced belligerence are without parallel in the modern history of either major party.”

I think we can all get behind that sentiment. Author, author!

Watch the segment from “The Rachel Maddow Show:”

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