Evan Siegfried is the sort of Republican MSNBC prefers as panelists: One who supported Hillary Clinton, and later Evan McMullin, and is happy to condemn President Trump.

Appearing on today’s AM Joy, Siegfried went beyond mere condemnation to predict Trump would stage an event to exploit politically. Discussing the Arpaio pardon, Siegfried said:

“Heck: I partially believe Donald Trump will take a play, a page out of Sheriff Arpaio’s playbook and fake something. Remember Sheriff Arpaio faked an assassination attempt against himself and tried to frame an ex-con for it?”

The alleged faked assassination attempt against Arpaio that Siegfried cited is discussed here.

EVAN SIEGFRIED: When Trump goes out, he goes on Long Island and talks about roughing up suspects: that’s his view. You can violate people’s civil liberties. You can rough up suspects. You can racially profile like Sheriff Arpaio did.

Heck: I partially believe that Donald Trump will take a play, a page out of Arpaio’s playbook and fake something. Remember Sheriff Arpaio faked an assassination attempt against himself and tried to frame an ex-con for it?

Note: While mentioning Arpaio’s alleged faked assassination attempt against himself, Siegfried didn’t spell out precisely what kind of event he expects President Trump to “fake.”  But in 2016, other Trump foes quickly accused the Trump campaign of a “Reichstag fire” [a false flag operation] when a local Republican HQ in North Carolina was set on fire and a slogan referring to “Nazi Republicans” was spray-painted on a nearby wall.

Note segundo: Due to problems with our video feed this morning, the YouTube clip of Siegfried’s statement ends with the word “assassination.” But having viewed the TV recording, we can confirm that after “assassination,” Siegfried went on to say “attempt against himself and tried to frame an ex-con for it?”