‘It’s ten o’clock?’: Lawrence O’Donnell and Rachel Maddow snicker over Trump lawyer’s unhinged ragegasm
After a profanity-laced tirade with a complete stranger over email, President Donald Trump’s attorney Marc Kasowitz was forced to have his spokesperson send out an apology.
“Mr. Kasowitz, who is tied up with client matters, said he intends to apologize to the writer of the email referenced in today’s ProPublica story,” the statement read. “While no excuse, the email came at the end of a very long day that a 10 p.m. was not yet over. ‘The person sending that email is entitled to his opinion and I should not have responded in that inappropriate manner. I intend to send him an email stating just that. This is one those times where one wishes he could reverse the clock, but of course, I can’t.'”
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and late-night host Lawrence O’Donnell snickered over the statement and the dismal excuse and cowardly release by a staffer.
“What I loved about his apology and the apology statement that you read tonight is that the reason he gave in his apology for doing such crazy things last night in those crazy e-mails was that it was 10:00 p.m.,” said O’Donnell, whose show begins at 10 p.m EST each evening.
“It was 10:00!” exclaimed Maddow, who did her own take-down of Kasowitz on her show.
“I thought, wait a minute, that’s my excuse. I own that. That explains everything I do,” O’Donnell laughed.
“It only happened because it was 10:00 on a day that wasn’t yet over,” Maddow continued. “I was like, you realize you’re leading the legal team for the president of the United States in the biggest American political scandal ever? Like, 10:00 is not like — nobody should be turning into a pumpkin at that point. You know what I’m saying?”
O’Donnell admitted that from time to time people have indeed seen him turn into a pumpkin at that hour but didn’t qualify any details of whether he went on a profanity-laced tirade.
“I’m going to try to hold it together just in honor of Marc Kasowitz. I’m going to try to hold it together for this entire hour,” O’Donnell said, beginning his show.