MSNBC’s Ali Velshi systematically rips apart GOP’s lies about protecting people with pre-existing conditions

MSNBC's Ali Velshi dropped one righteous rant on Thursday, chastising Republicans and the president for running on protecting people with pre-existing conditions. The MSNBC newscaster called out the GOP as liars, and said anyone who believed them probably believes the moon landing was faked.


"President Trump has asked Americans to forget the last eight years of the health care debate," Velshi said of Trump's claims that it is his party, and not the Democrats, who will protect healthcare. "That would be a lie. Hashtag lie alert."

"Dismantling Obamacare has been a central tenet for both President Trump and the GOP," he said. "Republicans in congress have voted 70 times to repeal protections for people with pre-existing conditions." He then cut to several ads placed by Republicans in which candidates pointed to their nonexistent record of standing up for people with pre-existing conditions. He also cautioned that their lies just might work.

"26% of people think that Republicans are going to protect pre-existing conditions. I don't know how the number is that big," he said. "I guess about 23% of the people believe that Barack Obama is a Kenyan-born Muslim so it's about 3% more than that. And I guess about 23% of people believe in UFOs."

Watch the video below.