O’Donnell Interrupts Speech to Tell Viewers ‘The President is Lying About the Media’


So this happened.

During President Donald Trump‘s particularly rambling and free-form rant against the media,  MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell felt obligated to remind his viewers that the President wasn’t being completely forthcoming with what he was saying.

In an effort to demonstrate just how unfair he considered the media treatment, O’Donnell stepped in to say “We should point out that president is misquoting himself. He keeps saying, this is me speaking. He did not quote the part where he said the blame goes to many, many sides.'”

He was correct in this particular assessment, but he was not done.  A rough transcript of his words:

“This is the president lying about the media. He is telling his audience that the media lies about him. The President just quoted his remarks on Saturday after Charlottesville and he falsely quoted his remarks. He said on that Saturday, we condemn in the strongest most possible terms this egregious display of hatred bigotry and violence on many sides. On many sides. He repeated that twice. He did not include that just now in his quoting of himself to this audience. He is lying to this audience about what he said and he is lying to this audience about what the media said about what he said. Let’s go back to the President.

As if on cue, when the camera feed returned to MSNBC viewers found the crowd chanting “CNN Sucks” while the President agreed that “CNN is really bad” before mocking ABC and “Little George Stephanopolous.”

Watch the clip above, courtesy of MSNBC.

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