On Wednesday night time, MSNBC had a “Vaccinating America” city corridor throughout the Lawrence O’Donnell hour at 10 pm. O’Donnell pre-recorded a 17-minute interview with President Biden – who wasn’t taking questions from a crowd – and it was unsurprisingly nothing like Savannah Guthrie’s vicious, squabbling interview with President Trump on NBC final fall.
These liberal networks seemed down their nostril at pleasant Fox Information city halls with Trump. However O’Donnell was a useful Democrat during the Biden interview. It started with congratulations:
Mr. President, you met and exceeded your first 100 days’ aim of 100 pictures in arms. I’ve acquired two of them in right here. Thanks for that, Moderna. Thanks for executing that supply. What concerning the subsequent hundred days? Is vaccination nonetheless your primary precedence within the subsequent hundred days?
And it ended with extra sugar concerning the president’s son who died in 2015:
You are 113 days into the presidency. That is the highest of the mountain. You had been climbing this profession mountain for a lot of, a few years. You are probably the most ready president in historical past with 36 years within the Senate, eight years as vice chairman.
The one factor you don`t have on this 113th day within the presidency is your son Beau’s, recommendation, and I am simply questioning what you’ll say if Beau referred to as you right now and stated, hey, Pop, how’s it going?
He may ask Hunter Biden for recommendation…?
O’Donnell hammered on polls displaying Republicans extra reluctant to get the vaccine, with a predictable anti-Trump spin: “However there’s a partisan resistance, and that’s amongst individuals, a lot of whom fail what’s a primary psychological competency take a look at — who’s the president of the US? They really get that query flawed. How are you going to persuade them to get the vaccine?”
Biden simply expressed optimism that extra vaccination is coming.
COVID wasn’t the one matter. O’Donnell wished to get to Liz Cheney, in fact, and that terrible Kevin McCarthy:
O’DONNELL: You had been making an attempt to make a deal right now in a room with Kevin McCarthy, the place what he was doing earlier than he got here up right here was expelling Liz Cheney from his management group for saying issues like, the election is over, as she stated final night time on the Home ground. And Kevin McCarthy is identical one that supported Liz Cheney simply weeks in the past.
How are you going to settle for no matter somebody like Kevin McCarthy says right now as one thing that you just`re really going to legislate a couple of weeks from now or months from now?
Biden insisted he would take a person’s phrase, till he broke it, and O’Donnell repeated:
O’DONNELL: Are you shocked that there is simply, at this level, one member on the Republican facet of the Home who was prepared to face up final night time and say issues like, the election is over, and for those who do not imagine within the outcomes in our courts, you’re an anti-constitutionalist on the Republican facet? That is what her struggle is on the Republican facet of the Home of Representatives.
BIDEN: I feel I heard Kevin McCarthy say right now Biden’s a duly elected president.
O’DONNELL: He did.
Then O’Donnell marveled at Biden’s optimistic perspective.
PS: The present’s opening seemed like a DNC industrial.
MSNBC opened its “Vaccinating America” particular with a kind of dramatic and musical introductions that gave the impression of an advert for that brave chief Joe Biden. pic.twitter.com/iAkZKEHVl2
— Tim Graham (@TimJGraham) Might 15, 2021