Lawrence O’Donnell and Donny Deutsch had quite the exchange in the post-debate conversation on MSNBC Wednesday.
Deutsch tried to say that Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s outstanding debate performance doesn’t matter because Warren can’t win in a match-up against President Donald Trump.
“I do not believe Elizabeth Warren, on stage with Donald Trump, beats him,” he told the MSNBC panel. “And I think if we’re honest with ourselves and we look hard at ourselves, I think a lot of people agree with me. It’s — and I also think when you can label somebody a socialist, 57 percent of this country thinks that word is un-American. I’m not saying it’s fair. When he can blanket Elizabeth Warren as a socialist, and he’s on stage with her, the Democrats lose.”
He went on to say that he likes her as a person but still doesn’t believe she has what it takes.
“Donny, you’re in a safe space can I follow up on that, Donny, who could beat Trump?” asked co-host Nicolle Wallace.
Deutsch wants the “Joe Biden paired with the right candidate.”
“Let’s just identify this for what it is, pure guesswork a year and a half away and so it has, and, Donny, I say this respectfully, zero value —” O’Donnell said before Deutsch cut in.
“Don’t say it has zero value!” Deutsch clapped back.
“It does. It’s a guess. It’s a wild guess, Donny,” O’Donnell answered.
“It’s understanding human behavior,” Deutsch said.
“There’s no science in it; there’s nothing in it. And you can put any time you want in the wild guess you just made and it doesn’t make it true,” O’Donnell replied.
While Trump can be expected to call Warren a socialist, Republicans have been slinging the word at every Democrat for the past 50 years since FDR created Social Security. With a new generation of young people hearing about socialist policies and seeing Trump bash them, more interest has been sparked by the Republican attacks.
As for the idea that Warren couldn’t win, the same kind of electability argument was made about former Sen. Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign.
New testimony adds 2 stunning — and previously unknown — details about the Ukraine extortion
New testimony released Monday from the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation of the Ukraine scandal included at least two new stunning details about the quid pro quo scheme at the heart of the matter.
Overall, the transcripts for depositions of Catherine Croft and Christopher Anderson, who were advisers to U.S. envoy Kurt Volker, built on the story of that we already know: that President Donald Trump pushed a shadow foreign policy to pressure Ukraine into investigating his political opponents, a scheme that involved using his office and military aid as leverage over the country in opposition to the official policy.
Trump blasted for his ‘Endorsement of Doom’ after Sean Spicer loses on ‘Dancing with the Stars’
Team Trump had gone all in urging supporters to vote for former White House press secretary Sean Spicer on the game show "Dancing with the Stars."
Votes had been urged by RNC officials and Trump himself had urged his 66 million Twitter followers to vote for Spicer.
Despite the full heft of the Trump campaign, Spicer lost on Monday's show.
Trump deleted his failed tweet urging votes for Spicer -- and instead said it was a "great try" by his former advisor.
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‘He’s misunderstood’: Nikki Haley tells Fox News how Trump is actually a really good listener
Former Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley defended President Donald Trump during a Monday appearance with Fox News personality Sean Hannity.
Hannity asked the former South Carolina governor if Trump was "misunderstood."
"I do think he’s misunderstood," Haley replied.
"I can tell you, from the first day to the last day that I worked for the president, he always listened, he was always conscious of hearing other voices, allowing people to debate out the issues, and then he made his decision," Haley claimed.
She argued that, "I saw a president that was very thoughtful, looked at all of the issues, made decisions, and it was a pleasure and honor to work with him."