Former Vice President Joe Biden had a bizarre defense of his record on segregation during a bizarre post-debate interview with MSNBC.
The other nine candidates and their campaign surrogates all headed to the spin room after the debate. But Joe Biden remained on stage.
This created a bizarre situation where a Biden staffer prevented MSNBC’ Garrett Haake from interviewing the former vice president as the network hosts speculated on when Biden would be interviewed.
This continued footage on NBC of Joe Biden shaking hands, while a (presumed) aide stands between him and @GarrettHaake with a microphone trying to talk to him is something…
— Tal Kopan (@TalKopan) June 28, 2019
This continued for several minutes.
Finally, Haake was able to ask a question on whether Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) misrepresented Biden’s position on segregation.
“Yes, she did,” Biden replied. “Yes, she did.”
“She mischaracterized it how?” Haake asked.
“I don’t think she intended to, she mischaracterized it because I supported busing to eliminate de jure segregation,” Biden claimed, as he tried to ignore the reporter.
De jure segregation was one type, de facto segregation was the other.
Former conservative insider reveals the terrifying right-wing media bubble protecting Trump from impeachment
David Frum, a former speechwriter for President George W. Bush and a one-time insider in the conservative movement, explains in his latest column for The Atlantic how President Donald Trump is being saved from impeachment by a right-wing media ecosystem that doesn't allow its viewers to hear any contradictory facts.
In particular, Frum points to Rep. Devin Nunes's (R-CA) bizarre, conspiratorial rants during the impeachment inquiry to demonstrate the astonishing power that right-wing misinformation has on American political discourse.
CNN’s Chris Cuomo flattens Trump apologist David Urban for still spreading debunked Politico report lies
President Donald Trump's key CNN supporter, David Urban got into it with every person on the panel Thursday when he attempted to spin Dr. Fiona Hill's testimony.
The key Trump talking point is to cite a Politico article that has been debunked by American national intelligence and the testimony of the experts that have appeared under oath to the House Intelligence Committee.
As host CNN John King noted from the testimony, that Dr. Hill and David Holmes are "critical" for making the case of Trump's corruption.
"Republicans are going to argue this is Trump being Trump, he was working outside the system," King said. "'Maybe you question Rudy Giuliani, but he wanted his guy's hands on the policy. You may not like it. Maybe it got ugly but it's not an impeachable offense.' That's where the Republicans are going to get us."
Nearly everyone Trump touches eventually becomes a witness against his crimes: former NY assistant attorney general
According to the former assistant attorney general for the state of New York, virtually anyone who comes in close contact with Donald Trump has the potential to be a witness against him one day because, in the long run, he treats everyone poorly.
Writing at the Washington Post, Tristan Snell -- who led the investigation against Trump that eventually led to a $25 million settlement between President Trump and students of his now-shuttered Trump University -- said Trump has a history of leaving disgruntled staffers and aides in his wake.