MSNBC’s Velshi Disgusted by Trump Saying Queen Enjoyed His Company

MSNBC host Ali Velshi, filling in for Rachel Maddow, Friday night, went off on President Trump’s remarks that Queen Elizabeth enjoyed his state visit to the United Kingdom. Velshi began: “We’re going to start tonight with stuff the President says. He says a lot of stuff.” This is the kind of quality analysis cable news viewers pay for.

He continued; “You may be familiar with his Twitter account. He says a lot of things we choose as a country to ignore because this is our life now. In order for government to continue running, for the rule of law to remain intact and even for us as citizens to maintain our sanity, we have to just ignore some of the stuff the President says.” This country would be wise to do the same to MSNBC.

 

 

The liberal host went on to complain about Trump’s comments on Fox News: “For instance, did you know that today our President told his friends at the Fox News Channel that when he visited the U.K. last week, Queen Elizabeth enjoyed his company, the company of Donald Trump, more than she has enjoyed the company of anyone in decades.” Apparently this claim was just too incomprehensible for MSNBC. How could anyone in the world possibly tolerate President Trump? The Queen only knows.

Velshi went on incredulously ranting; “She has been the queen for nearly seven decades but this, this was the pinnacle, this was the highlight of her reign.” 

The anchor didn’t stop there, he continued on: “If you think about that claim from our president too long and too hard, you start to twitch a little.” Luckily for MSNBC this sort of deep thinking doesn’t occur often, but precautions should still be taken.

Velshi finally concluded by relating the issue back to President Trump’s recent comments on former White House counsel Don McGahn stating: “Sometimes he says thing that are so offensive or so repellant that we feel like we have to respond to it just so we’re not implicated in it.” Speak for yourself MSNBC, only the liberal media are freaking out over the President saying nice things about meeting another world leader.  

Here is the transcript from the June 14 episode of The Rachel Maddow Show:

The Rachel Maddow Show

06/14/19

9:01:14 PM ET

ALI VELSHI [MSNBC HOST]: We're going to start tonight with stuff the President says. He says a lot of stuff. You may be familiar with his Twitter account. He says a lot of things that we choose as a country to ignore because this is our life now. In order for government to continue running, for the rule of law to remain intact and even for us as citizens to maintain our sanity, we have to just ignore some of the stuff the President says. For instance, did you know that today our president told his friends at the Fox News channel that when he visited the U.K. Last week, Queen Elizabeth enjoyed his company, the company of Donald Trump, more than she has enjoyed the company of anyone in decades, in decades.

This is actually the second time in a week that he has told this to Fox News. The first time he said he had heard from people that the queen had never had a better time than she did with him, Donald Trump. Now Queen Elizabeth is 93 years old. She has been the queen for nearly seven decades but this, this was the pinnacle, this was the highlight of her rein. Might as well abdicate the throne now and hand it over to Charles. Nothing will top her time with Donald Trump. If you think about that claim from our president too long and too hard, you start to kind of twitch a little. I mean, it would be embarrassing for any American to make that claim. So it's the kind of stuff we ignore. It's background noise. It's Trump being Trump but sometimes our president says things that demand a response. Sometimes he says things that are so offensive or so repellant that we feel like we have to respond to it just so that we're not implicated in it. We have to speak out against it to try to ensure that no one thinks we think it is acceptable. Sometimes he says something that implicates a specific particular person, which feels like it demands some kind of response, either legally or just reputational like say in the case of the former White House counsel Don Mcgahn.

 

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