At this point in the 2020 presidential race, MSNBC has become completely delusional about the candidacy Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. On Wednesday night’s Last Word, leftist host Lawrence O’Donnell lied to his viewers by asserting that the first joint appearance of Biden and Harris contained no lies.
The Democratic hack confidently declared that there was not “a single lie” in the joint address:
They each spoke about their governing visions for this country, and they each spoke about their opponents in this campaign -- Donald Trump and Mike Pence. And neither one of them, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, told a single lie. Not one lie.
Not only did Biden and Harris lie, they lied repeatedly throughout each of their speeches. Biden made the completely false claim that President Trump “coddled terrorists,” when in fact Trump dramatically diminished ISIS, and was responsible for the killings of the nine biggest terrorists in the world, including Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Qassem Soleimani.
Biden also echoed the completely false claim that Trump referred to white supremacists as good people. Harris said that the Trump administration put the United States “into the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression” and blamed Trump for the coronavirus. All of these claims are false, and O’Donnell failed to acknowledge any of them.
The far-left host continued to push the idea that only Trump lies, and doesn’t know how to go after Harris:
Donald Trump does not know how to speak about his opponents in this campaign or the last campaign without lying about them every single time. And once again today when Donald Trump spoke about Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, it was all a lie.
From O’Donnell’s deranged perspective there is nothing good, or factually accurate, that can come out of Trump’s mouth. He has continuously labeled almost everything that comes out of Trump’s mouth a lie, simply because he does not agree with it. He spent years pushing fake Russian collusion, and still insists that Trump is a criminal. O’Donnell has openly labeled himself as a socialist, so in his eyes Harris isn’t a radical, because he is even more radical than her.
O’Donnell also strongly stated that he thinks that Trump fears Harris:
Donald Trump lives in fear of prosecutors. And today Donald Trump got a new prosecutor on his case, the former District Attorney of San Francisco, the former Attorney General of the state of California, and the current Senator and candidate for Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris.
It’s highly doubtful that Trump fears someone who has embraced far-left policies like the Green New Deal, has a messy record on criminal justice, and wasn’t competitive in the Democratic Primary.
MSNBC have been creating a fantasy story for their viewers, to give them the perception that everything that comes out of Trump’s mouth is a lie, and everything said by a member of the left is the truth.
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Read the full transcript below:
MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell
10:02 PM ET
LAWRENCE O’DONNELL: Well, in a powerful debut of the Democratic ticket today we saw Joe Biden and Kamala Harris do something that Donald Trump and Mike Pence are incapable of doing. Joe Biden, the Democratic candidate for president spoke for 19 minutes, and introduced his running mate, Kamala Harris, the Democratic candidate for Vice President of the United States of America. And she spoke for 16 minutes. They each spoke about their governing visions for this country, and they each spoke about their opponents in this campaign -- Donald Trump and Mike Pence. And neither one of them, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, told a single lie. Not one lie. And in response to that the President of the United States went in front of the White House Press Briefing room and lied about Kamala Harris and lied about Joe Biden. Donald Trump does not know how to speak about his opponents in this campaign or the last campaign without lying about them every single time. And once again today when Donald Trump spoke about Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, it was all a lie.
That is what Stuart Stevens chose for the title of his new book, “It Was All a Lie.” It is the story of how the Republican Party became Donald Trump. Stuart Stevens has spent most of his working life as a campaign strategist trying to elect Republicans, including Republicans presidents. He won most of the campaigns that he was involved with. The last presidential campaign he ran was Mitt Romney’s. He opposed Donald Trump's candidacy from the start, and as he watched it succeed within his party Stuart Stevens began to realize that every good thing he believed about the Republican Party was a lie. It was all a lie. Stuart Stevens will join us at the end of this hour for his professional analysis of the debut of the Democratic ticket, and we will discuss Stuart's new book which traces 50 years of Republicans' coded campaigning on race that eventually led to Donald Trump's blatant racism, that will surely become even more blatant as the first black woman on a major party ticket campaigns against Donald Trump.
Donald Trump lives in fear of prosecutors every single day. He is under a criminal investigation right now by the District Attorney in Manhattan, and he is an unindicted coconspirator who federal prosecutors labeled individual one in the criminal case against Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, that sent Michael Cohen to prison. The federal prosecutor's presentation of Michael Cohen’s case said that the crimes Michael Cohen committed were committed at the direction of Donald Trump. That means that those federal prosecutors believe that Donald Trump is as criminally guilty of those crimes as Michael Cohen admitted to being. And the only thing-- the only thing preventing Donald Trump from being prosecuted by those federal prosecutors is Donald Trump's current address, the White House. It is a tradition in the Justice Department that the President should not be prosecuted for federal crimes. That concept is supported by law or the Constitution. It is a relatively recent tradition, only supported only by a memo of no legal binding authority, written by lawyers working in the Justice Department during the administrations of presidents who did not want to be prosecuted for federal crimes.
Donald Trump knows that if Joe Biden and Kamala Harris take the Oath of Office as President and
Vice President of the United States on January 20th, Donald Trump could be charged with federal crimes that same afternoon, by the same prosecutors who charged Michael Cohen of the same crimes, and obtained guilty pleas from Michael Cohen on those crimes. Criminal defense lawyers can tell you people who know they are under investigation by prosecutors live in fear of prosecutors. That is Donald Trump's life now. Every single day, every single night of his life. Donald Trump lives in fear of prosecutors. And today Donald Trump got a new prosecutor on his case, the former District Attorney of San Francisco, the former Attorney General of the state of California, and the current Senator and candidate for Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris.