Reacting late Tuesday to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s feedback about unlawful immigrants and the DACA program, MSNBC’s The Last Word host Lawrence O’Donnell lashed out at Kelly as “the worst White House chief of staff in history” and somebody who’s undoubtedly “full of hatred” like President Trump.
Upon listening to the soundbite of Kelly knocking illegals who didn’t apply for DACA standing, an enraged O’Donnell screeched that “John Kelly works for the laziest President in history who might very well be the laziest federal worker in history” whereas the retired Marine General “is the worst White House chief of staff in history.”
O’Donnell’s grievances included falsely asserting that Trump precipitated the January authorities shutdown and that Kelly’s criticism of Democratic Congresswoman Fredericka Wilson (Fla.) and former President Obama was so terrible that “[n]o other White House chief of staff in history has ever told such a poisonous lie about a member of Congress or about a former President.”
Therefore, he added that “we can no longer be surprised when John Kelly opens his mouth and ugly prejudice and poison comes out as it did again today.”
“There is not a shred of evidence now that John Kelly has even the slightest bit more sympathy or understanding of the Dreamers than Donald Trump has. There is not the slightest hint now that John Kelly’s heart is not as full of hatred as Donald Trump’s is for all of the people that Donald Trump rages against, from Mexicans to Muslims to undocumented immigrants, including children,” O’Donnell continued, on the verge of a breakdown.
Back throughout the Kelly-Wilson feud, O’Donnell argued with zero proof that Kelly was a racist who “demonized” a “black woman” solely as a result of of her pores and skin shade.
Moments later, immigration activist Marielena Hincapie praised O’Donnell, stating that Kelly’s feedback had been “simply outrageous” and proved that “he is out of touch with who young immigrants are.”
“He is clearly ignorant and that he shares Trump’s, [Stephen] Miller’s and [Steve] Bannon’s white nationalist views about immigrants. Kelly’s comments today are just as offensive as offensive as Trump’s racial slurs against Haitians and African immigrants,” claimed Hincapie.
For good measure, O’Donnell introduced on fake Republican and new liberal Washington Post columnist Max Boot, who complained that the GOP “is now objectively a threat to the constitutional order, to the rule of law, to everything that we hold dear, because now the Republican Party is not just looking the other way at Donald Trump’s atrocious conduct and his inexcusable rhetoric, including, for example, calling Democrats treasonous.”
Boot hilariously emphasised that he’s “never been a cheerleader for Democrats,” however Trump has left him “delighted to see Democrats doing well because what it speaks to is this repudiation by a lot of the American people of everything that Donald Trump stands for and it’s really, I want — the Republican Party deserves what’s coming to it.”
To see the related transcript from MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell on February 6, click on “expand.”
MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell
February 6, 2018
10:22 p.m. Eastern
LAWRENCE O’DONNELL: John Kelly works for the laziest President in historical past who may very properly be the laziest federal employee in historical past. John Kelly is the worst White House chief of employees in historical past. His solely potential competitors for that distinction is the primary Trump White House chief of employees Reince Priebus. But Reince Priebus didn’t assist Donald Trump steer the federal government right into a shutdown throughout his time as chief of employees. Reince Priebus didn’t insult and lie a couple of member of Congress and name her an empty barrel and lie about President Obama whereas he was at it after which refused to apologize to both President Obama or Congresswoman Frederica Wilson. Reince Priebus by no means did that, solely John Kelly did that. No different White House chief of employees in historical past has ever instructed such a toxic lie a couple of member of Congress or a couple of former President and so we are able to not be stunned when John Kelly opens his mouth and ugly prejudice and poison comes out as it did once more immediately. There is just not a shred of proof now that John Kelly has even the slightest bit extra sympathy or understanding of the Dreamers than Donald Trump has. There is just not the slightest trace now that John Kelly’s coronary heart is just not as full of hatred as Donald Trump’s is for all of the people who Donald Trump rages towards, from Mexicans to Muslims to undocumented immigrants, together with kids. If John Kelly is extra enlightened than Donald Trump, if he’s extra humane than Donald Trump, if he’s a extra respectable particular person than Donald Trump, why has he by no means mentioned one phrase whereas within the service of Donald Trump to indicate us in any small means that he’s not precisely the identical as Donald Trump Donald Trump’s views hatred and by no means apologizes John Kelly in service to Donald Trump spews hatred and by no means apologizes. Tonight on the Capitol, when reporters questioned John Kelly about calling younger immigrants lazy, he made no try to apologize, no try to make clear what he meant, as an alternative he insisted that they only ought to have in all probability gotten off the sofa and signed up for DACA.
MARIELENA HINCAPIE: It is solely outrageous. The feedback made by Kelly simply point out that he’s out of contact with who younger immigrants are. He is clearly ignorant and that he shares Trump’s millers and Bannon’s white nationalist views about immigrants. Kelly’s feedback immediately are simply as offensive as offensive as Trump’s racial slurs towards Haitians and African immigrants.
MAX BOOT: I labored on three Republican Presidential campaigns and eventually resigned the celebration the day after Donald Trump was elected. I fully agree with what Ben Wittes and John Rauch should say, which is the Republican Party is now objectively a menace to the constitutional order, to the rule of regulation, to all the things that we maintain expensive, as a result of now the Republican Party isn’t just trying the opposite means at Donald Trump’s atrocious conduct and his inexcusable rhetoric, together with, for instance, calling Democrats treasonous. But they’re actively helping him in obstructing justice. They are helping him in an unprecedented assault towards the Justice Department and the FBI and the women and men who maintain us secure. This is so unconscionable, so stunning and it’s being a countenance on the highest ranges of the Republican Party, not simply Trump however Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, they may cease individuals like Devin Nunes. They can move laws to guard Robert Mueller. They refuse to try this. They’re changing into complicit on this unprecedented try to subvert the rule of regulation. For that purpose, I fully agree, vote towards Republicans as a result of Republicans have proven they won’t uphold our structure towards the unprecedented menace posed by Donald Trump.
BOOT: I’ve by no means been a cheerleader for Democrats, imagine me, fairly the other, however now I’m delighted to see Democrats doing properly as a result of what it speaks to is that this repudiation by lots of the American individuals of all the things that Donald Trump stands for. And it’s actually, I would like — the Republican Party deserves what’s coming to it. What I hope it will get and it actually deserves to be destroyed as a result of it has offered its soul to anyone who’s probably the most overtly racist President we’ve ever had, a President who has made probably the most stunning and unprecedented assault on the rule of regulation of any President in American historical past, demonized the media, attacked the judiciary, tried to destroy each test and stability together with up till now calling his political opposition treasonous and un-American. I imply, that is un-American, however that is what the Republican Party stands for.