John Heilemann On The Use Of The White House In The RNC: ‘Defiled’ | Deadline | MSNBC

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A look at the blurring of politics and governing seen last night at the RNC when the White House was used as a backdrop, the Secretary of State made a speech, and the president pardoned an activist and held a naturalization ceremony. Aired on 8/26/2020.
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John Heilemann On The Use Of The White House In The RNC: ‘Defiled’ | Deadline | MSNBC

91 Comments on "John Heilemann On The Use Of The White House In The RNC: ‘Defiled’ | Deadline | MSNBC"

  1. Rick Franklin | August 26, 2020 at 7:45 PM | Reply

    omg i didnt know they ripped up history in the Rose garden for melania…wow!!! disrespect on a whole other level.

  2. The Whitehouse is now the halfway house for his criminal family and friends

  3. Tessmage Tessera | August 26, 2020 at 8:01 PM | Reply

    Stephen Colbert got it right: Melania was dressed to look like she was in command of the Soviet Tank Corps.

    • DigitalSynapse0101 | August 27, 2020 at 4:03 AM | Reply

      I thought she had just gotten back from overthrowing some banana republic.

    • Kelly Kurenoff | August 27, 2020 at 12:51 PM | Reply

      Tessmage Tessera just like her Christmas decorations! Everything was white lol

    • For my money his writers and presentations over the past couple of weeks have been knocking it out if the park. Loved his exchange with Chris Christie after the RNC convention this past week.

    • anon ymous Slovenia was never part of USSR, it was part of Yugoslavia.

    • @from Clark I was just speaking with gentleman yesterday and I had mentioned that I was glad that my father and grandparents had passed away years ago so they did not have to endure what Trump has done to this country. My mother is still alive in her 80’s and has full command of her faculties. I worry about her at times when she gets on a roll about Trump and Associates, knowing that November and January are so far away.

  4. Trump has been defiling the White House for nearly four years.

  5. Melania Trump talking about honesty is unbelievable. Her husband is thoroughly dishonest.

    • JZ's Best Friend | August 27, 2020 at 2:09 AM | Reply

      @Sally F That kind of rebuttals lack depth of argument and is frankly boring. I hope that you complained when Michelle Obama actually made those changes, if not than the purpose of your comment is quite void.

    • Does anyone know what happened to Michelle Obama’s gardens?

    • JZ's Best Friend | August 27, 2020 at 2:58 AM | Reply

      @Sally F Wait?! Two minutes ago you argued that Michelle Obama did what Malaria Trump did (and probably worse). Then you remove your comment and replace it by quering about Michelle Obama’s handling of the WH gardens? My god, if you were a bankrobber then you would probably ask the manager to borrow his gun.
      Supports Mr. Trump is anyone’s free choice (for now), but at least try to give your plea some solid foundation. At least that would give your passion some flair of sanity.

    • By choosing to marry trump, she displayed her poor choice in the most important decision of her life. What more can you expect? Anyone marrying a man as his third wife needs to have her head examined! She has no dignity. It’s all about money, that what she wanted.


  6. Wait a minute, they tore out over a hundred years worth of roses and chopped down all the cherry trees?! That is disgusting!

  7. As always, Steve Schmidt hits it out of the park. Its the People’s House, Not Trump’s private country club. He’s a TEMPORARY Custodian, let’s make him very temporary, about 2 months!

    • jumbo shrimp Being a LOSER today can help you become president. Trump has always been a loser and still is a loser but he is president because so many Americans who are losers voted for him.

    • Amen, boys.

    • microcontroller555 | August 28, 2020 at 9:31 AM | Reply

      Trump is a crook.

    • microcontroller555 Tell US something we don’t know. Everyone, even the republicans, will admit that Trump is corrupt, a crook and has been working with the mob since the 1970s. But still the uneducated, ignorant, racist, immoral and unethical religious cult followers love and worship him.


  8. Chris Parayno | August 26, 2020 at 8:11 PM | Reply

    Can someone tell me what exactly has Melania contributed in the last 3 years?

  9. GoldenEra 4ever | August 26, 2020 at 8:12 PM | Reply

    NEVER have I wished the summer away but, November can’t get here fast enough.

    • There will be blood in a few months in USA! I am glad that Atlantic is between my Europe and USA madness and nightmare!

    • GoldenEra 4ever | August 28, 2020 at 8:07 PM | Reply

      @Ygh Huh I truly believe so. When 9/11 happened I wasn’t a big fan of Bush but, when he climbed atop that pile of rubble at ground 0 and said whoever was responsible would pay I felt a sense of all of us coming together as one. I don’t HAVE to have a president that I agree with 100%. What I do need is someone I respect and that has respect for the office he/she holds. None of that exists with Trump. He’s an absolute disgrace.

    • @Žach Han You may be correct. I can see a civil war brewing and It’s scary to me, people here in America don’t seem to respect human life anymore and want to get their own agenda across by any means necessary ☹️ Can I move in with you? 😉

    • Agreed VOTE BIDEN #2020 I cannot wait to see Donald Trump go to jail and life to feel normal.

    • @Ygh Huh Mitch McConnell

  10. I’m a guy , but I vote like a suburban mom . Vote Biden 2020 !

    • Lisa Zabriskie | August 28, 2020 at 10:50 PM | Reply

      Kathy Mullins 💙💙💙🙏🏼

    • LOL. Suburban mom’s don’t like Biden calling rioting and looting “peaceful” protesting. You really think that most suburban mom’s will vote for defunding the police that the Dems are calling for? Nope!!!!! This suburban mom is for law and order Trump!

    • @Live Free

      Oh , didn’t know that – vote Trump 2020 instead .

    • Cori MacNaughton | September 1, 2020 at 5:55 AM | Reply

      @Live Free Biden is NOT for defunding police, and #traitortrump has been calling for violence from his followers on a regular basis since he started campaigning in 2015, so your entire comment is just so much drivel, as #traitortrump is demonstrably OPPOSED to law and order, as he habitually breaks the law at every opportunity.

      Suburban moms can SEE WITH THEIR OWN EYES that #traitortrump has NO RESPECT FOR ANYONE, has inceted FAR MORE VIOLENCE than he has denounced, and they WILL VOTE ACCORDINGLY.

      BIDEN/HARRIS 2020!!!
      #traitortrump for LIFE IN PRISON!!!

    • @Live Free
      If they don’t like rioting, don’t vote for Trump, Trump is inciting rioting, Trump is turning America into a graveyard with his Corona virus and BANKRUPTING families and businesses while causing a homeless pandemic!

  11. Trumps voters who don’t care about his corruption…actually prove Hillary Clinton right.

    They ARE deplorable. Certainly morally bankrupt.

    • Rick54 who has been harder on Russia? Name trump corruption. Biden has some kind of personal deal with China and we all know about Ukraine. But babe trumps corruption? People like yourself who have drank the kool aid like state things like that without details. Name it?

    • @AJ Rimmer exactly what will biden and harris do??

    • peter wickham Its obvious God overlooked trump on all levels. He’s so embarrassing!!

    • John DiGiacomo | August 28, 2020 at 9:18 PM | Reply

      Peter Wickham, Trump has broken every commandment, committed every deadly sin. Jesus fed the hungry, healed the sick sheltered the poor, and welcomed the stranger. Trump cut SNAP, is in court attempting to overturn the ACA and eliminate pre-existing conditions, cut housing vouchers and put refugees in cages. Finally, the RNC platform became Trump’s pronouncements, the Nazis did the same with Hitler.

    • 43 44 46 a no we didnt forget | August 29, 2020 at 1:05 PM | Reply

      @ lilly pud F/O troll

  12. helena hernandez | August 26, 2020 at 8:15 PM | Reply

    Vote Early!
    A Vote for BIDEN is a Vote for OUR DEMOCRACY 🇺🇸

  13. Trump has no respect for democratic institutions.

    • Wheatie Sweetie | August 28, 2020 at 9:15 AM | Reply

      @peter wickham projecting again moron.
      Why did media all cover RNC and only one cover DNC? Guess corporate cheats like Dumpski a true dictator just like Kim his lover.

    • Wheatie Sweetie | August 28, 2020 at 11:35 AM | Reply

      @Bold Ruler yes repugnants are the garbage of america with Bob Mercer Dump’s biggest donor makes his money when american fails.

    • @peter wickham is a Putin plant, FAKE American TRAITOR….when Biden wins, GET OUT and go worship and serve your NAZI MASTER somewhere else

    • Let’s see how much respect he has for his 6 by 6 jail cell.

    • Wheatie Sweetie | September 2, 2020 at 11:28 AM | Reply

      @starlite*33 if Justice ever works again since corrupted and politicised?

  14. NOT ENOUGH SAGE IN THE WORLD. Seriously the WH will need to be disinfected on every level possible.

  15. Her just tearing out all the rose bushes cutting down the tree Jackie Kennedy planted, with no rules. disgusting. All for a photo op.

    • @Live Free how is it the democrats allowing all that? What planet do you live on

    • Kathy Marie US History will teach u that local Governments police their cities. When Democrat governors and mayors tell police to stand down and proceed to take the side of the mob that burn and loot our cities, that’s Democrats fault. Trump offered to send the fed in, Democrat mayors said no.

    • DarkKnightTrinity | September 2, 2020 at 8:34 AM | Reply

      @Live Free Lol that never happened, nice try troll.

    • Marla O'Hanlon | September 3, 2020 at 6:28 PM | Reply

      Even our gardens been violated!We can’t get that back!#####

    • Risa Schluchter | September 7, 2020 at 9:03 AM | Reply

      @Live Free most who were arrested were Republicans!

  16. Don’t worry guys. He’s just ike a pumpkin….orange, hollow inside, and will be thrown out after November😉😉

  17. Jim Battersbee | August 26, 2020 at 8:43 PM | Reply

    A disgusting failure of an entire country, the eye-watering dishonesty and hypocrisy, the sheer stupidity of the United States staggers the imagination. The collapse of America would have to rank as the greatest failure of any society in modern world history, and it’s live, in color, on television, day after day, inch by inch, an inexorable slide into the sewer.

  18. dutchpy dutchpy | August 26, 2020 at 8:46 PM | Reply

    How Trump-voters can be anything else but IGNORANT……

    • Christopher Barrett | August 27, 2020 at 8:51 AM | Reply

      Trump voters don’t have the cognitive ability or the skills to recognize reality from make believe, or the difference between the truth and a lie because most if not all of them have been programmed or brainwashed to think that way.

    • Amelinda TOEIC | August 27, 2020 at 9:34 AM | Reply


    • Christopher Barrett somewhat like Biden’s idiots do

    • @thomas benau – I have yet to see a Biden voter believe that there is a shadowy cabal of child-eating-satanic-cannibal-paedophiles mysteriously reaching for the levers of power and trying to bring down Trump.

    • Emily Maiden because Biden supporters are stupid.that doesn’t make sense

  19. Defiled the White House the same way he has defiled the office of the presidency as well as our entire system of government.

    • He defiles our history and our county. The Rose garden episode issue defilement is exactly what Donald Trump will continue to do to America and two Americans.

    • Thank you Steve Schmidt. I did not know this happened in the Rose garden. I had a migraine before I watch this video. It makes me sick. It makes me so sad. It’s such a terrible thing. It’s not a surprise. But it still hurts so much how much he disrespects what came before him. The only tradition he knows is to follow in his Father’s footsteps as a terrible person always breaking the law always disrespecting people always lying

  20. As Schmidt says, Trump has no respect for the office he holds – nor do his voters.

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