Morning Joe Savages WSJ For Kevin McCarthy's Biden Hit Piece

Morning Joe’s rebuttal this morning of this new Wall Street Journal hit piece on Joe Biden’s mental acuity was sharp and spirited, which is exactly what you need. Watch the video for a great example of how to handle a full-frontal attack.

I wrote earlier this week why it was not a good sign that Murdoch minions were now running the Washington Post, and this WSJ piece is a prime example of why.

Entitled “Behind Closed Doors, Biden Shows Signs Of Slipping,” the only people quoted on the record are Republican liars, and the worst of them all is Kevin McCarthy, who was ousted by House Republicans because he can’t be trusted about anything.

“it’s shocking, especially when you see what Kevin McCarthy has said repeatedly publicly and behind the scenes about Biden on those same days when they were negotiating,” Mika Brzezinski said.

She pointed out that McCarthy privately told several allies that he has found Mr. Biden to be mentally sharp in meetings. This from The Hill: “Very professional. Very smart. Very tough at the same time,” McCarthy told reporters at the Capitol of his talks with Biden.”

“Willie, I could go on and on with things that Kevin McCarthy and others have said about negotiating with Joe Biden,” Scarborough said.

‘I could also talk about what the French delegation said when they were negotiating with him and what they told me. And friends that I have in that French delegation were a part of those negotiations who said that Macron came out like, wow. okay. He’s a lot tougher than what we expected. Actually, I think Macron sort of got his back up because Biden was pressing so hard.

“I can tell you the same thing about Middle Eastern leaders I talked to. Some people are suggesting that he, you know, is a bit too tough in negotiations, that the United States throws their weight around a little bit too much. But what I find so shocking about this article is they go to Kevin McCarthy as their main source and other House Republicans. The same House Republicans like Mike Johnson, who just lied through his teeth repeatedly and Mike Johnson who got to power based on the Big Lie.

“They are using people around Johnson and Kevin McCarthy to do this Trump hit piece on Joe Biden. But, again, here is the quote. ‘Kevin McCarthy mocked Biden’s age and mental acuity in public’ – this is from Politico last year- ‘while privately telling allies that, in private, he found the president to be sharp and substantive.’ I’ve talked to you about my meetings with the president over the past year, Willie, and I talked to Mike and Mika about it. I said in real-time, the guy — you see both of those guys right there? I’ve spent time with both of those guys privately. I’ve spent time with Biden and Trump privately. I’ve spent time with every House speaker over the past 30 years and Joe Biden,” he said.

“It’s just not close. If you want to talk about international affairs, if you want to talk about how to get bipartisan legislation, Joe Biden is light years ahead of all of them and the fact that the Wall Street Journal knew these quotes were out there, the editors — I don’t blame the reporters.”

He said there was a line of editors behind every story. “The editors saw that Kevin McCarthy had a habit of saying one thing in public, lying in public, and then privately telling his aides just the opposite. That Biden was sharp, that he was cogent, that he was substantive. In the same meeting that Kevin McCarthy is now telling the Wall Street Journal that Biden was out of it, he went out and he told reporters after the meeting that the meeting was, quote, “The best yet, we are making progress and I’m going to be talking to Joe Biden every day. Very professional. Very smart. Very tough.”

“I don’t even know what to say here.”

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