‘Morning Joe’ Praises Obama’s Speech: ‘It Will Make a Difference’
MSNBC’s Morning Joe praised former President Barack Obama’s speech at the virtual Democratic National Convention on Thursday. Host Mika Brzezinski and guests Reverend Al Sharpton and historian Jon Meacham stressed the importance of Obama directly attacking President Donald Trump.
“I know everybody’s talking about how blistering or whatever the analogy would be, how tough he was on Trump. Really? Was he?” Meacham wondered.
“Trump rose to national power by deploying baseless, disproven, racist attacks against this man. I thought, if anything, Obama took an intelligent high road, a wise high road here. And just says what a lot of us think. And that’s what great political oratory is about, can you articulate what we’re thinking?”
Later in the discussion, Brzezinski turned to Sharpton for his take on the speech.
“It seems, Reverend Al, the Russia hoax that’s not a hoax and the tens of thousands set to die, due to die in the future, 170, already, thousand, for some, it hasn’t shaken them from the numbness of what has happened to our country, but to hear President Obama say that he is a threat to our democracy, do you think that will make a difference?” she asked.
“It will make a difference,” Sharpton said.
“What I think he did most effectively given the political season that’s connected to that, is he said let me be clear, President Trump is not only not living up to the spirit of what the country represented, whether it lived up to it or not, he can’t do it, he’s incapable of it. I think it’s the height of an attack for people to hear someone say, wait a minute, quit waiting for this guy to bring us out of the pandemic, quit waiting on this guy to save the economy that is a result of the pandemic, he’s incapable.”
Watch the video above, via MSNBC.