Jeremy Bash: The Presidential Election Is The ‘Crown Jewel Of American Democracy’ | Craig Melvin

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Jeremy Bash, the former Chief of Staff at the CIA and Department of Defense in the Obama administration, joins MSNBC’s Craig Melvin to reiterate the importance of making sure every vote is counted and to share how the President’s comments impact the perception of the United States’ democratic process abroad. Aired on 11/4/2020.
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Jeremy Bash: The Presidential Election Is The ‘Crown Jewel Of American Democracy’ | Craig Melvin

66 Comments on "Jeremy Bash: The Presidential Election Is The ‘Crown Jewel Of American Democracy’ | Craig Melvin"

  1. The USA is 25th on The Democratic Index List, it is listed as a flawed democracy. Chile is 21st.

    • We need to abolish the Electoral College and make Puerto Rico and D.C. states. Then we’d move up significantly on that list, because both the presidency and the Senate would be far more democratic institutions.

    • That’s interesting. So we shouldn’t be surprised when tRump’s goons start rounding up Democrats and POC and slaughtering them in football stadiums.
      I am profoundly disgusted with my country of origin and grateful that I no longer live there.

    • Dont forget to mention 52nd on the freedom index.

  2. Trump is a lunatic to dictators to stop and controlling of our DEMOCRACY FREEDOM’S HUMAN RIGHTS CIVIL RIGHTS around the world to fool and more fooled the so many hundreds thousands millions of people’s.

  3. bearly traincot | November 4, 2020 at 4:09 PM | Reply

    Trump is like, Stop counting while I’m ahead (in PA.) Its kind of like when he said something to the effect that a lot of Countries had more cases of Covid because they tested more. I don’t think Trump did very well in those early math classes.

    • Watching him as a football owner would be entertaining.
      He would be saying they won the game at half time when his team was behind.
      Then demand they do not play the second half.

    • @SK he did, that’s why he and his lawyers threaten the school he attended with legal action if they release his transcript

    • Vivian Stimpson | November 4, 2020 at 4:35 PM | Reply

      He was spending too much time at the Paradise School of Pleasure to do his homework assignments.

    • Vivian Stimpson | November 4, 2020 at 4:38 PM | Reply

      Actually it’s pretty simple, like before, he doesn’t want the numbers to go up. Instead of Coronas numbers, this time it’s his opponents.

    • bearly traincot | November 4, 2020 at 5:26 PM | Reply

      @Vivian Stimpson yeah when I was a kid I used to try to figure out a way that I could keep my cookie but eat it too.

  4. Madeline Menor | November 4, 2020 at 4:09 PM | Reply

    4 years down a dark path!!! Pray it’s almost over and they drag him out of our Whitehouse by his crazy hair!

    • Doug Eisenberg | November 4, 2020 at 4:36 PM | Reply

      15 Years in Business
      Joe wins we CLOSE the Doors
      30 People all with Families now NO JOB
      Thanks Democrats you did it
      Democrats / Pedophiles / Terrorist WIN / MSDNC SWAMP RATS
      DNC destroyed the USA and they are so happy
      Now we get more Illegals NO wall more Terrorist NO Cops Tax tax tax made in China Mexico Iran
      Obama gets a NEW Mansion Joe Gets a BRAND New Mansion
      All the DNC gets a RAISE
      Gona be real nasty soon for all Democrats

    • @Starshine Maybe just a little bit of revenge, just to relieve the pent up anger and disgust?

    • @P H 🤣

    • @Elmosweed 😀

    • Madeline Menor | November 4, 2020 at 5:47 PM | Reply

      @Doug Eisenberg Drunk on negativity!!!😷

  5. It’s good to see that there are adults somewhere in this process…

  6. It is surreal that the self-professed greatest in the World has so many people voting for an evil cancerous monster

    • @Aristotle Stagirus That’s not correct. The electoral college is a terrible approximation of population support.

      This is better. 3.5 million more actual voting people voted for Biden. This with about 140 million votes cast. That’s a 48 to 52 aprox ratio.

      Also, Georgia, North Carolina, and Penn are still in play.

      A few trump fanatics will do some right wing domestic terror. There won’t be any civil war.

    • Chris Anaxagoras | November 4, 2020 at 9:53 PM | Reply

      @sp808801 p Like 80% of Canadians hate Trump.

    • Chris Anaxagoras | November 4, 2020 at 9:54 PM | Reply

      @Lou Shelton You’re rignt: not all of Trump’s supporters are racist….The other half are just stupid or crackpot conspiracists.

      Between the bigots, idiots, and lunatics, thats 48% of the US electorate.

    • Aristotle Stagirus | November 4, 2020 at 9:59 PM | Reply

      @Fred Freddy I don’t think we should have the electoral college… but that is actually, factually, what decides who is President. It looks most likely like Biden will win 270 electoral votes, which is ~0.2% of the vote required to win.

      Trump is using that to try and begin a civil war in order for him to stay in power. If he succeeds, there is a high probability that will be the end of the US government and the beginning of a new one party dictatorial government under Trump.

      Now, he can only succeed if the ~50% of the population that supports him is willing to pick up arms and wage a violent bloody civil war to keep him in power, because I am certain that is what it would take to keep Trump in power.

    • @Lou Shelton You should post your comment on FOX where Trump supporters hang.

  7. American democracy is a joke if you don’t allow all eligible votes to be counted.

    • Exactly…then why have it, right…

    • @frictionRx9 I am guessing you wear a helmet when going to the park being attended by your 70 year old mother

    • @frictionRx9 Making a statement about ‘the left’, ‘the right’ or the ‘mainstream media’ is pointless unless there is actual evidence or proof.

    • @frictionRx9 Surely you don’t actually believe that? You have to be trolling, because that’s completely backwards. Popular right-wing media outlets Fox News and NY Post are both owned by Murdoch who’s known for his propaganda empire. The amount of blatant lies and misinformation being perpetuated through these media outlets have been documented and proven. There’s also Trump and his sycophants who lie on a daily basis and have been trying to undermine our democracy as well as suppress the vote.

    • The only thing: CHEAT BALLOTS!

  8. Trump doesn’t have any respect for any human around him including himself. Stop having a tantrum like a baby when you see the end of your game is coming.

    • Leonie Romanes | November 4, 2020 at 8:20 PM | Reply

      @Kyle Martin so you’re saying thousands of doctors across America are lying. Yet a reality TV game show host is telling the truth about Covid. Even though he’s on tape telling Bob Woodward the complete opposite of what he tells his followers? You know there’s a reason you sign a waiver to attend trumps rallies, right.

    • ArkadiosTheodulus | November 4, 2020 at 8:34 PM | Reply

      @Kyle Martin It’s called evidence, special guy. Maybe you should try looking for it some time rather than happily accepting Trump’s thousands of lies like a gullible dope.

    • ArkadiosTheodulus | November 4, 2020 at 8:37 PM | Reply

      @Kyle Martin Wow buddy, you’re just full of Right-wing lies and propaganda, aren’t you. What happen to critical thinking, damnit man. 😂

    • @ArkadiosTheodulus I never said only 6%. I just said a lot of those deaths were non Covid related. So you just post random article? There’s always two side of the story and the media feeds you theirs. If you can’t read between the lines and understand when something fishy then you need help brother. And to be clear I’m nether a Biden fan nor Trump. I think we could have picked better candidates across the board. But to sit here and ignore facts because of your hatred for a person is mind blowing to me.

    • ArkadiosTheodulus | November 4, 2020 at 9:28 PM | Reply

      @Kyle Martin Hahaha, ok buddy, sure you’re not a Trump fan. You’re about as believable as Trump. 😆 You Trump supporters are such a bunch of lying cowards. Either support your guy or not, but don’t start pretending like you don’t support him once you realize he’s losing or once you realize you can’t defend his lies and incompetence.
      You have no evidence or facts for any of your nonsense. Who cares if you said it’s 6% or not, the article disproves your lies that the deaths being reported aren’t actually Covid deaths.

  9. Jeannette Howley | November 4, 2020 at 4:17 PM | Reply

    Australian here … I can’t express how saddened and disappointed I am watching this debacle. I used to believe that the USA was the shining beacon of democracy. I don’t believe that anymore! Your institutions are some of the most corrupt I’ve ever seen displayed before. Missing ballots, judicial malfeasance, lies and more lies, voter intimidation, voter fraud, failed voting systems… and on and on. I remember one of Biden’s speeches where he said “this is not who we are” … sadly … oh yes you certainly are! This election (by my moral compass) should’ve been a walk-over with trump getting no votes! But look at you all, take a good look now … YOU ARE WHO YOU ARE!

    • I lived in Melbourne in 1970 and I have news for you: You’re far from great yourselves. Racist, misogynistic and not the brightest bulbs on the planet. You know what they say about glass houses, right? Mate.

    • And by the way Joe Biden got more votes than any President in American history, so.kindly refrain from dumping all Americans into your self righteous little basket.

    • Cynthia Gonzalez | November 4, 2020 at 4:50 PM | Reply

      Australia News is soooooo racist, your country is not so good for the blacks there and you know it 🤷🏻‍♀️

    • David Atkinson | November 4, 2020 at 4:58 PM | Reply

      Another safe Aussie here …. I agree – the US is in decline ….

  10. Türkiye Cumhuriyeti | November 4, 2020 at 4:17 PM | Reply

    Can’t wait to see the Marines drag trump out of the white house by his sorry excuse for hair.

  11. Trump is like a undisciplined child!

  12. JoAnna S. Diamonds and Pearls | November 4, 2020 at 4:19 PM | Reply

    Nobody’s cheating… that’s trump game to cheat and steal and use vile tactics to try to stay in power… but he will lose anyway despite his tantrums of filing lawsuits and recounts!!!

    • @keytwitchy So you want a welfare state?? Yeah that’s typical.

    • @Kyle Martin Trump inherited economic growth from the Obama/Biden recovery and slowed it down. It was actually a manufacturing recession. And this is pre-COVID. Post-COVID, Trump is on track to be the worst jobs president since Herbert Hoover.

    • @Jworste Trump’s wasteful tax cuts have only hurt the middle class and further increased the wealth gap. If they paid for themselves, they would reduce deficits based on faster revenue growth. Instead, they led to trillion dollar deficits. The CRS found no sign that the Trump tax cuts made any discernible contribution to growth, wages, or business investment. Instead, they mostly threw their handouts onto the giant pile of cash they were already sitting on, and/or returned it to their rich shareholders.

    • @Jay Killin You mean a state where the government takes care of the needs and well-being of its citizens instead of letting them struggle and die on the street? Absolutely. It’s a common misconception that welfare causes people to become lazy, but studies show that’s not the case and that welfare programs, even the most extreme, increase labor participation. There’s a reason why the most successful countries in the world, such as various Nordic countries, are largely democratic socialist and offer welfare programs. These places also have a happier work force and some are even exploring shorter work weeks as they found it actually increases productivity. Unfortunately many modern Republicans and right-wing media sources have manipulated and conned the average person to think “socialism=bad”, yet ironically they don’t seem to take much issue with bailing out large corporations and farmers with our tax money.

    • installing postmaster dejoy.
      high speed mail sorting machines shuttered.
      usps overtime slashed. usps gutted. deliberately slowing the mail (democrat voters favor to avoid covid)
      fake ballot boxes across Cali installed by GOP.
      forcing a massive Texas district to use ONE ballot box.
      thwarted attempts to reject a few 100k drive through votes.
      thwarted attempts to reject mail in ballots that arrive after 11/3 even if postmarked earlier
      robocalls to minorities threatening retribution if they vote for biden by right wing chuds
      general shitfuckery by magat culties near voting places
      threatening emails to vote trump from pride boys (actually Iran)
      1000s of tweets and statements discrediting our voting system. no evidence of widespread voter shitfuckery

      multiple attempts by right wing groups like project veritas to “show” voter fraud…were in fact faked

  13. cosgrove notts | November 4, 2020 at 4:20 PM | Reply

    Crown jewel of Murican democracy lol. Pity Trump didn’t take so much interest in the virus.

    • Biden does take the hoax virus seriously. So he will shut down the economy. Vaccines to come. Be warned to what is in them. The satanic world system is full steam ahead. You don’t believe it? Once you are there then you will see that all the warnings we gave you were true.
      According to the scriptures. And he has given us the warnings in the “Book of Revelation”

    • Chris Anaxagoras | November 4, 2020 at 9:51 PM | Reply

      @Danny R You’re disgusting. Grow a morality.

  14. God is God. Trump need to go

  15. monica sawisch | November 4, 2020 at 4:29 PM | Reply

    Trump looks embarrassing to himself with what he said to the world… not us, hale to democracy!!!

  16. Just won michigan!! Bye trump won’t miss you 🥳🥳🥳

  17. This is not about what party you side with.
    It about a man who very desperate to win whatever it takes.

  18. HOW is the Presidential election the “crown jewel” of Democracy? Trillions of dollars spent and yet an impeached, draft-dodging, debtor to Deutchbank, who has 215 criminal indictments (For reference, Nixon had 73) is a heartbeat away from the White House? Your Electoral College isn’t democracy – all votes aren’t equal – a minority of voters get representatives in your halls of power…

  19. I hope there’s a straight jacket around when Trump finds out that Biden has got 270 votes could be bad

  20. Didn’t his daughter get into voting machines? Maybe that’s why he is acting like a loco human …. and was against Mail in ballots…..hmmmmm

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