Maddow, Lightfoot Flaunt Harris Pick, No Mention of Chicago Riots

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Tuesday night, MSNBC put all their cards in for the “moderate” Biden-Harris Democratic ticket and on The Rachel Maddow Show, failed Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) and Maddow flaunted Harris. Unsurprisingly, Maddow refused to press the far-left mayor on the recent riots that have brought widespread destruction to her city.

Instead, Maddow gave the disastrous mayor a platform to discuss her love for the radical Democratic ticket:

This is exactly the right pick. This ticket, I think, we’re going to face some tough times, because we have already seen today that Trump and his people are going to race to the bottom. But Kamala Harris and Joe Biden together are tough. They’re determined, they’re experienced, and this is going to be, I think, an amazing campaign all the way through November 3rd.

MSNBC has long had guests come on to essentially campaign for Biden, and with Biden’s VP selection, it will only get more open and extreme.

Maddow followed the mainstream narrative that Harris hasn’t been a radical leftist:

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In terms of that race to the bottom that you just described there, I was struck, I suppose I shouldn’t have been surprised, but the Trump campaign is already out with an ad characterizing Senator Harris as radical. Senator Harris has been characterized as a lot of things. I think she is very rarely construed as radical. Part of me thinks that was inevitable no matter who the Biden campaign was going to pick, that they had that rubber stamp ready for whoever the nominee was going to be, because that’s the kind of caricature they want to run against.

The leftist media have truly outdone themselves with this completely false agenda. Every major media outlet have pushed this lie that Harris is some sort of moderate, when it has been widely known that she has supported far left policies. Some metrics stated that Harris is more radical than self-proclaimed socialist Senator Bernie Sanders. Rachel Maddow and the rest of the leftist media have decided to lie to viewersout of their deep hatred for President Trump.

Just on Monday, there was a police shootout, bridges drawn up, and looters occupied the downtown area of Chicago. There were one-hundred and five murders in July 2020, making it the city’s most violent month in almost three decades. Maddow only cared about asking Lightfoot questions that promoted MSNBC’s pro-Biden-Harris agenda. Maddow and MSNBC don’t seem to care about the violence  the citizens of Chicago have been facing, they only care about their leftist agenda.

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Read the full transcript below: 

MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show
08/11/2020
9:19:06 PM

RACHEL MADDOW: On this night of firsts, I am pleased to bring back into the conversation the first black woman to serve as Mayor of Chicago. Joining us now is mayor Lori Lightfoot of the great city of Chicago, who considers herself a friend and colleague of Senator Harris. Mayor Lightfoot, it’s really nice of you to make time tonight. Thanks for being here. 

MAYOR LORI LIGHTFOOT (D-CHICAGO): No, I am unbelievably thrilled. It’s great to be with you. 

MADDOW: Talk to me about what you believe the Kamala Harris nomination means both for the election and for the country. Talk to me about how you felt when you heard the news. 

LIGHTFOOT: I burst out in a huge grin. And my 12-year-old daughter, sorry for my voice tonight, my 12-year-old daughter was extremely enthusiastic. Kamala Harris represents a true American story. The daughter of immigrants, a black woman fighting for justice and making sure that people who have been left behind have a path forward and a fire in an advocate. This is exactly the right pick. This ticket, I think, we’re going to face some tough times, because we have already seen today that Trump and his people are going to race to the bottom. But Kamala Harris and Joe Biden together are tough. They’re determined, they’re experienced, and this is going to be, I think, an amazing campaign all the way through November 3rd. 

MADDOW: In terms of that race to the bottom that you just described there, I was struck, I suppose I shouldn’t have been surprised, but the Trump campaign is already out with an ad characterizing Senator Harris as radical. Senator Harris has been characterized as a lot of things. I think she is very rarely construed as radical. Part of me thinks that was inevitable no matter who the Biden campaign was going to pick, that they had that rubber stamp ready for whoever the nominee was going to be, because that’s the kind of caricature they want to run against. But I wonder if you think that, you know as somebody who has broken the glass ceiling, multiple glass ceilings yourself, looking at her as a woman of color, as a black woman, and south Asian woman, as daughter of immigrants, as a woman who has broken glass ceilings all over the place. If you think there is a specific way that we should think about the way she’ll be attacked, the strengths from which she can speak and the ways in which she will be caricatured in a way that, a white woman or man of any color might not have to deal with? 

LIGHTFOOT: Well, look, we know that Donald Trump is hostile to women. He is a misogynist. He doesn’t regard us as being worthy. He has attacked women all summer long. Me, Jenny Durkan, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Muriel Bowser. Every single time he does he underestimates how tough we are, how resilient we are, and how we are ready and able to lead. He is going to make the same mistake against Kamala Harris, and he is going to be pushed back on his heels. This is not a woman to be trifled with. She is tough. She is fearless. And more importantly, she is going to bring into the conversation of this campaign lots of people who are going to be looking to her as a leader, going to be seeing themselves in her and be proud that she is on the stage on a national level. And he is underestimating the unifying factor that she is going to bring to this election. And they always underestimate us to their peril. And they are going to do the same thing with Kamala. 

MADDOW: Underestimate her to your peril. A helpful caption for everybody moving on from this moment. Mayor Lori Lightfoot of the great city of Chicago. Madam Mayor, I can hear the strain in your voice. I hope you are taking good care. Thanks for taking time to be here tonight. 

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