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Joyless Potpourri: Reid Mangles Info, Assaults McEnany, Implies Susan Rice Criticism Is Racist

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A day earlier than she accused Trump’s authorized crew of participating in “sedition,” MSNBC’s ReidOut host Pleasure Reid managed on Wednesday to mangle an on-air correction (after being called out by NewsBusters), shout down a Black ex-Trump aide, smear White Home Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, and indicate criticism of Susan Rice was racist. (Video forthcoming)

20 minutes into the present, Reid tried to wash up her lie from Tuesday’s present that Moderna and Pfizer are usually not part of Operation Warp Velocity:

At present, Pfizer introduced that its vaccine is 95 p.c efficient at stopping the illness and that it plans to ask the FDA for emergency authorization inside days. Moderna introduced an analogous success fee. And I ought to right what we reported final evening. Moderna did obtain funding from the administration’s Operation Warp Velocity to develop the vaccine. Pfizer didn’t. 

Whereas Reid cleaned up her lie about Moderna, she nonetheless left the water muddied on Pfizer. In actuality, Pfizer has been involved with Operation Warp Velocity and, whereas they didn’t take cash on the onset whereas creating the vaccine, will probably be accepting authorities cash as soon as it formally comes out.

Quick-forward one other 20 minutes and, after a fruitless back-and-forth with former Trump aide Ja’Ron Smith about election lawsuits, Reid demanded he clarify how he “reconcile[s]” being “a black man on this nation and a voter [with] the truth that your social gathering, the Republican Get together, frequently is specializing in and going after and making an attempt to invalidate the votes of black individuals in Detroit, in Atlanta, in Milwaukee, and solely doing that in locations the place black individuals vote?”

Smith tried to reply, nevertheless it by no means acquired wherever with Reid’s petty nonsense and hate for those that disagree together with her (click on “broaden”):

SMITH: Effectively, I’d validate that Trump acquired the most important vote tally of African-American voters in 60 years. 60 years we have had the perfect variety of non-white voters since Nixon. And so I believe all these —

REID: No, no, no, no, no. No, no, no. I am asking you. Maintain on a second. Donald Trump — have you learnt what share of the black vote he acquired? Have you learnt what it was? 

SMITH: I’m saying he acquired 12 p.c.

REID: Okay you do not know. Let me ask you — let me ask you — I will ask you once more — I’m going to reask you an identical query —

SMITH: Effectively, I imply — we’re — we’re — we’re —

REID: — simply as a black individual on this nation, how do you’re feeling about — 

[INAUDIBLE SMITH]

REID: — how do you’re feeling about this marketing campaign going after the cities the place black individuals vote? Do not you suppose that’s racist? 

SMITH: I imply, you are not even permitting me to speak and reply to you. I am — I’m comfortable to reply your questions, but when you are going to lower me off in the course of it, we’re not going to have a productive dialog. Look, you requested me if —

REID: I simply want you to reply the query. 

SMITH: — yeah, however I am making an attempt to reply the questions. These items aren’t —

REID: Okay. 

SMITH: — this stuff are vital and I need to discuss them from a coverage standpoint as a result of that is how I take a look at issues. Look, I will look forward to the election to type of play its course, identical to each different election that we have accomplished in our lifetime. If — if — if the President had extra vote tallies and Biden has been behind and Biden was contesting the vote, we might be ready for all that to complete and we’ll let the states certify after which we’ll transfer on as a rustic. That occurs. Because it pertains to these cities —

REID: However do — however —

SMITH: — because it pertains to these cities and the voter turnout, an enormous share of African-American voters voted for Trump. An historic [sic] variety of African-People —

REID: No, no, no. That — sir, maintain on — do you significantly suppose that — maintain on — do you significantly — 

SMITH: — in these cities — in these cities —

REID: — suppose the rationale that — 

SMITH: — white People voted for Biden.

REID: — do you suppose that the rationale that the trump marketing campaign goes after Detroit and going after Atlanta is as a result of these individuals all voted for trump? 

[SMITH’s MIC CUT]

REID: Are you making an attempt to inform me that you simply suppose that is why they are going after these cities —

SMITH: I’m not saying that in any respect.

REID: — as a result of they voted for trump? That is what you suppose?

SMITH: No, that I am saying is I do not suppose it is racist in any respect, pleasure, as a result of everyone in Detroit just isn’t black. 

REID: You do not? 

SMITH: There are some white voters in Detroit too. 

REID: The overwhelming majority of individuals in Detroit voted for Joe Biden. 

SMITH: Hear, all I am saying — you are asking me about racism in these totally different counties. I am not for suppressing the vote. I’m [INAUDIBLE]. I would like everyone’s vote to rely. I encourage voter — I am not for voter suppression. So I can not actually converse to that.

REID: Good.

SMITH: however what I’d say is that —

REID: Okay?

SMITH: — in all of those cities, you understand, they are not all-black cities. They’ve white voters there, too, so we’re everybody’s vote —

REID: Okay.

SMITH: — and ensuring everybody votes. I believe that is what the Trump administration’s . It isn’t a race factor. You had [MIC CUT]

REID: We’ll depart it. It’s as a result of these cities are the place black individuals reside, nevertheless it does not trouble you. I believe you might have made that very clear.

Issues acquired even dumber when she attacked McEnany as having as a lot credibility “as a level from Trump College.” 

Reid then performed six separate statements from McEnany and, whether or not it was asserting the President has denounced “white supremacy and racism,” noting his assist for homosexual People, or how fashions confirmed the opportunity of two million coronavirus deaths, her examples had been something however lies.

Nonetheless, Reid claimed afterward that Biden should “restor[ed] belief within the Oval Workplace after 4 years of lies, corruption, conspiracy theories and Twitter rants” with assist from whomever he chooses as press secretary.

And through mentioned dialogue about doable Biden administration picks, Rice’s title was talked about as a result of Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) had referred to as her the “Typhoid Mary of the Obama administration’s overseas coverage.”

With assist from resident phishing rip-off sufferer John Podesta, Reid steered a sitting Senator didn’t have room to disagree with an administration’s appointments (click on “broaden”):

REID: You realize, I need to additionally play Tom Cotton, Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Mr. Podesta, talking about one other black lady who has been talked about as anyone who may be within the administration, one Susan Rice. Take a hear. 

COTTON [on 11/17/20]: I can’t think about a Republican Senate confirming Susan rice to any place. Bear in mind, Susan Rice is the Typhoid Mary of the Obama administration overseas coverage. 

REID: To begin with, who’s Tom Cotton to inform Joe Biden — President-Elect Joe Biden what to do, primary? And what do you make of that type of characterization of somebody who is definitely an esteemed overseas coverage voice? 

PODESTA: Effectively, you might be precisely proper, Pleasure. I believe it’s actually despicable they proceed to go after Susan. She served this nation with distinction as ambassador to the U.S. — U.N., United Nations, as nationwide safety adviser, the entire cost in opposition to her is trumped up. And I believe that I labored together with her each within the Clinton administration and the Obama administration. She’s tremendously expert. She’d be an amazing asset to the Biden/Harris administration and I hope they do not hear, actually to Tom Cotton who, frankly, does not know what he’s speaking about. 

“Who’s Tom Cotton to inform Joe Biden — President-Elect Joe Biden what to do?” Effectively, Pleasure, Article II, Part 2 gives Cotton and 99 different individuals in America the appropriate to take action: 

[The president] shall have Energy, by and with the Recommendation and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, offered two thirds of the Senators current concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Recommendation and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, different public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Courtroom, and all different Officers of the USA[.]

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To see the related MSNBC transcript from November 18, click on “broaden.”

MSNBC’s The ReidOut
November 18, 2020
7:20 p.m. Jap

JOY REID: At present, Pfizer introduced that its vaccine is 95 p.c efficient at stopping the illness and that it plans to ask the FDA for emergency authorization inside days. Moderna introduced an analogous success fee. And I ought to right what we reported final evening. Moderna did obtain funding from the administration’s Operation Warp Velocity to develop the vaccine. Pfizer didn’t. 

(….)

7:40 p.m. Jap

REID: Okay, let me ask you this query — nicely — no, no, no — let me simply — maintain on, we do not have a ton of time. How do you reconcile as a black man on this nation — how do you reconcile as a black man on this nation — wait, maintain on, maintain on — how do you reconcile as a black man on this nation and a voter the truth that your social gathering, the Republican social gathering, frequently is specializing in and going after and making an attempt to invalidate the votes of black individuals in Detroit, in Atlanta, in Milwaukee, and solely doing that in locations the place black individuals vote? 

JA’RON SMITH: Effectively, I’d validate that Trump acquired the most important vote tally of African-American voters in 60 years. 60 years we have had the perfect variety of non-white voters since Nixon. And so I believe all these —

REID: No, no, no, no, no. No, no, no. I am asking you. Maintain on a second. Donald Trump — have you learnt what share of the black vote he acquired? Have you learnt what it was? 

SMITH: I’m saying he acquired 12 p.c.

REID: Okay you do not know. Let me ask you — let me ask you — I will ask you once more — I’m going to reask you an identical query —

SMITH: Effectively, I imply — we’re — we’re — we’re —

REID: — simply as a black individual on this nation, how do you’re feeling about — 

[INAUDIBLE SMITH]

REID: — how do you’re feeling about this marketing campaign going after the cities the place black individuals vote? Do not you suppose that’s racist? 

SMITH: I imply, you are not even permitting me to speak and reply to you. I am — I’m comfortable to reply your questions, but when you are going to lower me off in the course of it, we’re not going to have a productive dialog. Look, you requested me if —

REID: I simply want you to reply the query. 

SMITH: — yeah, however I am making an attempt to reply the questions. These items aren’t —

REID: Okay. 

SMITH: — this stuff are vital and I need to discuss them from a coverage standpoint as a result of that is how I take a look at issues. Look, I will look forward to the election to type of play its course, identical to each different election that we have accomplished in our lifetime. If — if — if the President had extra vote tallies and Biden has been behind and Biden was contesting the vote, we might be ready for all that to complete and we’ll let the states certify after which we’ll transfer on as a rustic. That occurs. Because it pertains to these cities —

REID: However do — however —

SMITH: — because it pertains to these cities and the voter turnout, an enormous share of African-American voters voted for Trump. An historic [sic] variety of African-People —

REID: No, no, no. That — sir, maintain on — do you significantly suppose that — maintain on — do you significantly — 

SMITH: — in these cities — in these cities —

REID: — suppose the rationale that — 

SMITH: — white People voted for Biden.

REID: — do you suppose that the rationale that the trump marketing campaign goes after Detroit and going after Atlanta is as a result of these individuals all voted for trump? 

[SMITH’s MIC CUT]

REID: Are you making an attempt to inform me that you simply suppose that is why they are going after these cities —

SMITH: I’m not saying that in any respect.

REID: — as a result of they voted for trump? That is what you suppose?

SMITH: No, that I am saying is I do not suppose it is racist in any respect, pleasure, as a result of everyone in Detroit just isn’t black. 

REID: You do not? 

SMITH: There are some white voters in Detroit too. 

REID: The overwhelming majority of individuals in Detroit voted for Joe Biden. 

SMITH: Hear, all I am saying — you are asking me about racism in these totally different counties. I am not for suppressing the vote. I’m [INAUDIBLE]. I would like everyone’s vote to rely. I encourage voter — I am not for voter suppression. So I can not actually converse to that.

REID: Good.

SMITH: however what I’d say is that —

REID: Okay?

SMITH: — in all of those cities, you understand, they are not all-black cities. They’ve white voters there, too, so we’re everybody’s vote —

REID: Okay.

SMITH: — and ensuring everybody votes. I believe that is what the Trump administration’s . It isn’t a race factor. You had [MIC CUT]

REID: We’ll depart it. It’s as a result of these cities are the place black individuals reside, nevertheless it does not trouble you. I believe you might have made that very clear.

(….)

7:47 p.m. Jap

REID: Because the nation faces a lethal pandemic, there’s nothing extra necessary within the relationship between the American individuals and the White Home than belief. Sadly, Donald Trump has spent the previous 4 years abusing that relationship. Washington Publish Truth Checkers discovered that he is lied whereas in workplace greater than 22,000 occasions. That is about 17 lies a day. So it should not have been a shock that Trump’s White Home press secretaries would comply with in sort. You realize, all of us bear in mind Sean Spicer’s very first day on the job. He lied about Trump’s inauguration crowd measurement. And for the report, sure, it was smaller than President Obama’s. The most recent of 4 Trump press secretaries is Kayleigh McEnany. Throughout her first efficiency, she claimed she would by no means deceive the American individuals. We had her phrase on that. Sadly, that phrase turned out to be pretty much as good as a level from Trump College. 

KAYLEIGH MCENANY [on 06/01/20]: I’d additionally be aware the president’s lengthy historical past of condemning white supremacy and racism. [SCREEN WIPE] [on 07/13/20] He has an amazing report on the subject of the LGBT neighborhood. [SCREEN WIPE] [on 09/09/20] The President by no means downplayed the virus, as soon as once more, the president expressed calm. The President was critical about this. [SCREEN WIPE] [on 09/22/20] We had been trying on the prospect of two million individuals doubtlessly perishing from the coronavirus on this nation. [SCREEN WIPE] The truth that we have now come nowhere close to that quantity is a testomony to this President taking fast motion.

JIM ACOSTA [TO MCENANY] [on 05/28/20]:You might have pledged on this briefing room to by no means deceive the American individuals. Are you saying that the President of the USA has by no means lied to the general public earlier than?

MCENANY [on 05/28/20]: I am across the president. His intent is at all times to provide truthful info to the American individuals. 

REID: Effectively, now it falls to Joe Biden to start the method of restoring belief within the Oval Workplace after 4 years of lies, corruption, conspiracy theories and Twitter rants. And right now, we acquired some information about who he would possibly flip to to be his administration’s spokesperson, a doubtlessly historic decide.

(….)

7:55 p.m. Jap

REID: You realize, I need to additionally play Tom Cotton, Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Mr. Podesta, talking about one other black lady who has been talked about as anyone who may be within the administration, one Susan Rice. Take a hear. 

SENATOR TOM COTTON (R-AR) [on 11/17/20]: I can’t think about a Republican Senate confirming Susan rice to any place. Bear in mind, Susan Rice is the Typhoid Mary of the Obama administration overseas coverage. 

REID: To begin with, who’s Tom Cotton to inform Joe Biden — President-Elect Joe Biden what to do, primary? And what do you make of that type of characterization of somebody who is definitely an esteemed overseas coverage voice? 

JOHN PODESTA: Effectively, you might be precisely proper, Pleasure. I believe it’s actually despicable they proceed to go after Susan. She served this nation with distinction as ambassador to the U.S. — U.N., United Nations, as nationwide safety adviser, the entire cost in opposition to her is trumped up. And I believe that I labored together with her each within the Clinton administration and the Obama administration. She’s tremendously expert. She’d be an amazing asset to the Biden/Harris administration and I hope they do not hear, actually to Tom Cotton who, frankly, does not know what he’s speaking about.