If you had any doubts whether the MSNBC cable television channel is run by and for liberals and Democrats, former Rand Paul official and MSNBC political analyst Elise Jordan erased them during her appearance on Thursday morning's MSNBC Live when she compared Donald Trump to a suicide bomber.
Jordan made the statement after host Craig Melvin indicated he wanted to talk with her about tweets made by the Republican president regarding whether any tapes exist of his conversations with former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey.
Melvin began the discussion by noting: “You might remember that the president of the United States tweeted a while back” that “ James Comey better hope there are no tapes” of such encounters.
“Just a few minutes ago,” the host noted, “the president hit us” with another online message:
With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea whether there are “tapes” or recordings of my conversations with James Comey, but I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings.
“Earlier in the broadcast,” Melvin stated, “I said the president was bluffing. I may have been, perhaps, too fair. It would seem as if the president may have been lying all along about the existence of these tapes.”
“No,” Jordan responded, “he’s just wasting -- he wasted the country’s collective time speculating over whether these tapes existed or not. It’s a sad day when you cannot depend on the president’s word.”
Of course, the president actually said that such recordings might exist, and if they did, they could create problems for Comey.
Nevertheless, Jordan continued: “My advice would just be to Republicans who do cozy up to him. It’s just like hugging a suicide bomber. He blows you up in the process with him.”
Melvin, who was taken aback by his guest’s hostile statement, told Jordan that her remark was “a little strong.”
Jordan stumbled a bit in her reply: “This is not -- look at what -- if you go out on the limb -- if you’re a Republican who went out on a limb and defended Donald Trump over saying, ‘Well he’s got tapes that are going to back up his point of view,’ you just got burned up, too,”
Unfortunately for Jordan, the decision to “waste time” on the matter was not made by the president, but came instead from the “mainstream media” in a perpetual quest to bring down Donald Trump over anything, ranging from the president getting two scoops of ice cream or his decision to fire Comey.