‘A Deeply Flawed Man’: The Life And Legacy Of Thomas Jefferson | Morning Joe | MSNBC

'A Deeply Flawed Man': The Life And Legacy Of Thomas Jefferson | Morning Joe | MSNBC 1


Author Thomas Ricks and professor Annette Gordon-Reed join Morning Joe to discuss the life and legacy of America's third president, Thomas Jefferson. Aired on 11/12/2020.
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36 Comments on "‘A Deeply Flawed Man’: The Life And Legacy Of Thomas Jefferson | Morning Joe | MSNBC"

  1. America is

    23 in education.
    25 in democracy index.
    34 in raising family index.
    37 in healthcare.
    No high-speed train.
    Highest number of homeless people.
    Highest number of incarcerated people.
    78% of people live paycheck to paycheck.

    Stock market is not economy of Americans! Where 90% of money belongs to top 10% of the population, it’s wallet for the rich.

    Let’s talk like adults, instead of name calling.

    I have left the proof on my playlist, if you would like to check!

    Let’s make our country better together. . .

    • Dribrom Sunrock | November 12, 2020 at 11:51 AM | Reply

      Have you watched The Social Dilemma on Netflix? The sad truth is that you will never ever be able to reach people who not already know all this. You have to actively try to brake out of your own social media bubble if you don’t want to get trapped into an echo chamber.

  2. fourthqtrplayer | November 12, 2020 at 11:46 AM | Reply

    Can’t wait for the trump book “legacy of corruption and grifting”!! TJ was a choir boy compared to trump!!

  3. Indiana matthew | November 12, 2020 at 11:46 AM | Reply

    Flawed…Tweeter …Golf…Rallies…

  4. If America could see what America is doing, America would send the troops to America to save America from America. Sadly, some Americans suffer from Stockholm syndrome. Obama once said. Reality has a particular way of hitting you in the nose if you are not paying attention.

  5. America to Cheeto-in-Chief: “you’re fired!”

  6. The Life and Legacy of Donald J Trump: A crooked businessman’s felonious path to ultimate failure.

  7. ‘A Deeply Failed Man’: The Life and Legacy Of Donald J. Trump

  8. “Donald Trump: The Man Who Tried To Destroy The Republic”

  9. 👍 Ask yourself how do you feel about putting a nuclear trigger in the hands of a criminal, paranoid, narcissistic sociopath?

    • I think a panel of specialists should evaluate in defense of the country but not in general. Reagan most likely had help from his wife in his disease and another president in history likewise successfully ran the country through the efforts of his wife.

    • Exactly.The country is run by a man like Gaddafi, Mussolini, Hussein,Franco,Idi Amin,Nero,the list goes on…

  10. He was terrible with money as he lived lavishly beyond his means.
    Died in debt.

    • Deborah Freedman | November 12, 2020 at 3:00 PM | Reply

      @Franchesca ONeal Which was common in that era. Daily bathing is a very new idea. My mother used to say one must “take a bath once a week, whether you need it or not”. And that was only half a century ago.

    • Franchesca ONeal | November 12, 2020 at 3:10 PM | Reply

      @Deborah Freedman He didn’t tell us that part…

    • @Franchesca ONeal Oh, even worse for poor Sally, but then most people didn’t bathe, certainly not slaves.

    • Franchesca ONeal | November 12, 2020 at 4:32 PM | Reply

      @Virginia Moss I thought slaves made use of rivers and lakes. Maybe not. I can’t imagine working in the fields all day and not washing the visible remnant of it off. Then again, water is prioritized differently in Africa. In some parts, I seriously doubt they bathe even today.

    • Tomorrow will be deleted blocked or silenced | November 12, 2020 at 6:19 PM | Reply

      No one is perfect.

  11. prakash sequeira | November 12, 2020 at 12:13 PM | Reply

    Thomas Jefferson the 3rd President of the United States 1801-09 was no doubt one of the founding fathers of the American revolution and the author of the declaration of American independence. Along with Adams, Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Madison was a abiding pillar to that cause. But we all have to know and accept the fact that he like us was a human and no human can ever be perfect however great and infallible he or she may seem. That we came to know that he not only owned hundreds of slaves but also had illegitimate children through one of them speaks for itself. So we have to study and learn from these great political and historical figures and not just worship them blindly.
    I’m not an American but an Indian and have for as long as I can remember have been fascinated by the history of this truly great nation and by its constitution as to how did the forefathers write such an incredible document which till this day stands relevant and testimony to our times and will continue to do so for a thousand years to come.
    I also feel that the reason why many of these founding giants were flawed in some way or the other many including myself still find Abraham Lincoln to be the greatest of them all fo so many reasons, truly a colossus of a man, and the United States by far truly the greatest nation on earth.

  12. What? Dr Gordon Reid in this snippet you are completely back peddling. This must the worst editing or you are disowning years of research.

  13. The Trace: Wayne LaPierre sees himself as the “Jesus Christ of the Second Amendment”. The NRA spent $23 million on 17 Senate races.

  14. Trump : the orange head that tweeted throughout his whole presidency!

    • you forgot to mention always playing golf while ‘trying to play the part of president’.

    • @Kara Morassco well that was the only part of a president he did play well…the part of a president playing golf 😉 ( one that cheats at golf mind you)

  15. Russell Berwick | November 12, 2020 at 12:40 PM | Reply

    Pioneers maybe be far from perfect, but if they take us into the right direction, we should be grateful, and cut them some slack.

  16. “Our nation was born in genocide”

    Martin Luther King Jr.

  17. professor Annette Gordon-Reed said it so well. Have to look at a historic figure on how well he move the humanity forward.

  18. Peter Wysochanski | November 12, 2020 at 2:14 PM | Reply

    We need to question the flawlessness of anyone that questions the flaws of Thomas Jefferson. Yes, we are all flawed but given the context of history he stands up pretty well to how we would have fared in his place. Remember, 80% of us would have turned Ann Frank in. We aren’t as noble as we would like to think we are.

  19. The name of trump’s book: “Trump: The Art of the Steal”

  20. “A man’s rights rest in three boxes. The ballot-box, the jury-box, and the cartridge-box.”

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