Former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki hosted MSNBC’s midnight hour of post-debate coverage, and she invited a predictably dullard-ridden panel to join in the festivities. Among them was Vanity Fair writer Molly Jong-Fast, who laid into not just the candidates themselves, but the Republican voter base as well.
Psaki kicked off her analysis not with a clip from the GOP debate in Milwaukee, but rather by giddily reminding viewers that her favorite day in history had finally come: “Because it’s past midnight here on the east, it is officially surrender day for Donald Trump in Georgia following his indictment!”
MSNBC analyst Anthony Coley hammered the candidates for supposedly lying about abortion — though he neglected to provide any specifics: “There were a lot of lies tonight, a lot of extreme positions, lies particularly on abortion.”
Jong-Fast then chimed in with her take on the debate: “It was just a mess. I mean, it was a dumpster fire.”
She smeared the voters in the audience while attempting to make sense of Vivek Ramaswamy’s performance:
My theory about Vivek is that he is on Earth 2. He will say the crazy, populist, Q-anon stuff that the base loves. But these other people are too genteel, and maybe they’re too interested in winning a general, so they won’t say that stuff. But Vivek said stuff that was completely insane, and from another planet. And that’s the stuff Trump says. And so I think they got excited, because they were like, “This is a guy like our guy.”
Later, Psaki wheeled in MSNBC Republican David Jolly to trash Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s performance: “David, you’ve actually been at candidate forums with Ron DeSantis… what did you think of his performance, and was anything about it surprising to you?”
“No, nothing surprising,” Jolly replied, adding, “He’s a weird dude. I mean, that’s the bottom line. He’s just a weird guy, and America saw that tonight.”
It should also be noted that Psaki and her guests somehow managed to bring up Donald Trump more than once per minute (61 times) throughout the hour of coverage.