Rachel Maddow was “worried” that Trump, if elected, would send her to “boot camps.”
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Rachel Maddow was “worried” that Trump, if elected, would send her to “boot camps.”

Rachel Maddow said she was “worried” that Donald Trump’s return to the presidency could mean he would end up in “camps” holding illegal immigrants.

The MSNBC prime-time host told CNN on Monday that she “fears for the country in general if we put someone in power who openly admits he plans to build camps that could house millions of people and ‘eradicate’ what was described in subhuman description as his “enemy from within”.

Maddow added: “For that matter, what convinces you that these massive camps he is planning are only for migrants? So yes, I worry about myself, but only as much as I worry about all of us.

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow fears she could end up in the “camps” if Donald Trump wins another term. AP

Recent opinion polls show Trump ahead of incumbent President Joe Biden in several key swing states, fueling concern among Democrats and their supporters that the presumptive GOP nominee will unleash a campaign of retaliation against his political enemies.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) recently told podcaster Karie Swisher that she “wouldn’t be surprised if this guy (Trump) threw me in jail.”

On Monday, Maddow predicted that Trump would send the military to round up illegal immigrants.

“When Trump invokes the Insurrection Act to deploy the U.S. military against civilians on his first day in office, do you think he rescinds that order on his second day?” Maddow asked.

Maddow was referring to Trump’s plan for a massive crackdown on illegal immigration, which would reportedly involve mass roundups of undocumented people and the construction of detention camps.

Asked last month by TIME magazine whether he would build camps for migrants, the former president said he was “not ruling anything out,” though he added that “we wouldn’t need them that badly” because “we intend to get them out.”

Former President Donald Trump has vowed a massive crackdown on illegal immigration if he wins a second term. AP

In an interview with TIME, Trump, who is indicted by the Justice Department and Democratic district attorneys in Georgia and New York, said President Joe Biden “will be prosecuted for 20 different things.”

Trump said that if the Supreme Court rules that the president “will not receive immunity,” Biden “will be prosecuted for all of his crimes because he has committed many crimes.”

Maddow was asked by CNN if she was “worried you might be a target” given that she is “one of (Trump’s) most well-known television critics.”

Trump reportedly intends to round up millions of undocumented immigrants who have entered the country illegally. REUTERS

She responded that there is “a bit of head-in-the-sand complacency” that Trump “is going to attack individual people that he has already singled out.”

Maddow also warned that those who side with Trump could also face persecution.

“It also seems quite clear that some people in politics may think they will be on the safe side — that they might even benefit — if they side with Trump,” she said.

“Ask Mike Pence how this will ultimately end.”

Pence’s relationship with Trump fractured after the then-vice president refused to interfere with Congress’ certification of Biden’s 2020 election victory.

Trump also declared that President Joe Biden would be prosecuted for “crimes.” AFP via Getty Images

Trump told TIME that he doesn’t consider illegal immigrants “civilians” because “they are people who are not in our country legally.”

“This is an invasion of our country,” the former president said. “An invasion that probably no country has ever seen before.”

The Post has reached out to Maddow, Biden and Trump for comment.