MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski laughed out loud at President Donald Trump’s first attack ad against the Joe Biden-Kamala Harris ticket.
The Trump campaign released an ad calling Biden “slow” and Harris “phony,” after the California Democrat was named his vice-presidential running mate, and the “Morning Joe” hosts were decidedly unimpressed.
“That’s funny,” Scarborough said, as both of them laughed. “Yeah, good luck with that.”
“That’s all they’ve got?” Brzezinski added. “That was a look at Trump’s campaign’s opening line of attack.”
“Good luck with that,” Scarborough continued. “By the way, ‘slow Joe’ knows the difference between World War I and World War II. He knows what year the pandemic of 1918 was, ‘slow Joe’ knows that the pandemic of 1918 and 1919 didn’t end World War II. ‘Slow Don’ thinks it did. Strange, because we just passed the anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I wonder what war Donald Trump thought that ended.”
Scarborough remains surprised that Trump would raise questions about Biden’s mental fitness, given all of his own on-camera blunders.
“It doesn’t work when you have somebody who is as challenged behind a microphone as Donald Trump,” he said. “That tactic doesn’t work, and when you have Donald Trump giving money to Kamala Harris and Ivanka Trump giving money to Kamala Harris, [and then] saying that she’s a left-wing radical, it doesn’t work. Remember they tried that against Barack Obama in 2008? Said he was the second-most liberal member of Congress and he was — no, no. It’s just saying, that tactic won’t work. it might have worked on Bernie [Sanders]. It might have worked on Elizabeth Warren, because their political personas fit more into that. Kamala Harris just doesn’t. You can’t attack her for being a tough prosecutor and then attack her for being a left-wing freak at the same time.”
Jaime Harrison says ‘I am living rent free in Lindsey Graham’s head’ — and he might be right
Jaime Harrison, the Democrat challenging Sen. Lindsey Graham, on Monday said that his upstart campaign is panicking the incumbent.
Harrison was interviewed on MSNBC by "The Last Word" anchor Lawrence O'Donnell, who noted the most recent polling shows a tied race.
"Have you experienced any extra fund-raising surge over the weekend?" O'Donnell asked.
"Well, Lawrence, we have gotten tremendous support and we really appreciate it," Harrison replied.
"Do you believe you have the resources and the campaign team and the ground troops you need in South Carolina to actually pull this off?" O'Donnell asked later in the interview.
Outrage against Dianne Feinstein as potential Judiciary chair comes out against Senate reform
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) received harsh criticism on Monday after coming out against Senate reform of the filibuster.
“I don't believe in doing that. I think the filibuster serves a purpose," Feinstein argued.
"It is not often used, it's often less used now than when I first came, and I think it's part of the Senate that differentiates itself," Feinstein falsely claimed.
Feinstein is in line to chair the Senate Judiciary Committee if Democrats regain the Senate, despite never attending law school or having ever tried a case.
Lindsey Graham announces embattled Sen. Joni Ernst will vote for whomever Trump nominates to replace RBG
The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday announced that GOP members of the body would be united in voting for whomever President Donald Trump nominates to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court.
“The nominee’s going to be supported by every Republican in the Judiciary Committee," Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said, as reported by The Washington Post's Aaron Blake.
If Graham is correct, that would mean that Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) would be backing the nomination, despite trailing Democratic challenger Theresa Greenfield.