MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell: ‘Defeated’ Trump is in a ‘Hell of His Own Creation’

On Thursday night, MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell said that President Donald Trump is in a “hell of his own creation” thanks to the shutdown mess.

He also called Trump’s staff and Cabinet the “cruelest” in history.

“[House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi said no to Donald Trump again today and so tonight a defeated president finds himself alone in a hell of his own creation, a government shutdown which he thought was going to make him look strong but makes him look weaker every day, with his polling numbers getting worse all the time and with Republicans defecting from the Trump sinking ship every day, every time there’s a vote,” O’Donnell said at the top of his show on Thursday night.

He continued on by saying that Pelosi beat Trump again today.

“The Senate took up a spending bill which Nancy Pelosi had passed through the House of Representatives which would reopen the government for a few weeks — and it won a majority vote, including six Republican votes,” the MSNBC host stressed. “Those were six Republican Senate votes for what Nancy Pelosi wants.”

Then after noting that “no one” knows what Trump means “most of the time,” he turned to Trump’s cabinet and staff.

“That Donald Trump has the worst cabinet in history and the worst White House staff in history is beyond dispute,” the MSNBC host said. “What is now sadly beyond dispute is that Donald Trump has the cruelest White House staff and the cruelest cabinet in history.”

He continued on, before calling out Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross‘ comments directly: “This is a truly vicious form of cruelty. It’s the kind of cruelty that is so oblivious to the way real people live that there’s no limit to how much harm they can do to those people because of that obliviousness.”

Ross made headlines on Thursday when he said he did not “understand” why federal workers are seeking food and other assistance to meet basic needs when they could go get a loan.

Watch above, via MSNBC

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