Jon Meacham In His Own Words About The Role Of Consoler-in-chief | Kasie DC | MSNBC

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Historian Jon Meacham reflects on how past presidents have stirred the nation amid times of crisis, as the nation faces a grim milestone: 100,000 dead from coronavirus. Aired on 5/25/2020.
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Jon Meacham In His Own Words About The Role Of Consoler-in-chief | Kasie DC | MSNBC

90 Comments on "Jon Meacham In His Own Words About The Role Of Consoler-in-chief | Kasie DC | MSNBC"

  1. William Johnson | May 25, 2020 at 12:38 PM | Reply

    As a war time President, I guess Trump has surrendered to the enemy Corona Virus……

  2. Reporter: “Mr President, what do you have to say to all the Americans, scared ant worried about what’s happening?”
    t’rump: “You’re a terrible reporter!! I am the most unfairly treated president ever!!”
    America: “You are not helping. 🤦‍♂️”
    t’rump: “Shut up!”

  3. Notice how you never see Trump taking time to visit small mom & pop businesses like President Obama use to do?  There are countless videos of President Obama  stopping by small businesses like bookstores and restaurants with white house staff,  foreign leaders, and his kids. Obama would always buy something, sit down to eat, take pictures, and interact with the other customers…everyday Americans. That’s what a true leader and President who actually cares about the people should do.

    Trump on the other hand, has never interacted or mingled with everyday Americans in his entire life. Because as far as he’s concerned, honest working class Americans are beneath him. Everyday working class Americans are nothing more than marks to a con-man like him. Just ask the people he conned out of their money with Trump University.

    I still remember the video of President Obama visiting a pizza joint, and the owner giving  Obama a big bear hug, literally picking him up off of his feet. That same owner would have needed a forklift and a heavy equipment operators license to pick Trump up. 😂

    • Robert Miller | May 25, 2020 at 7:48 PM | Reply

      @Russian Bot Umm he is not lying

    • Trump IS the HOAX | May 25, 2020 at 7:48 PM | Reply

      According to Howard Stern, Trump despises his followers and wouldn’t want to be anywhere near them unless he’s using them like the marks they are.

    • Colleen Kelly | May 25, 2020 at 7:52 PM | Reply

      @Russian Bot Could you tell your F**k daddy Putin that we WILL have mail-in ballots, no matter how many BJ’s he gives Trump. Hope it’s not too cold in that Moscow basement on your own.

    • That’s actually not true….I’m not a Trump fan at all but he has In fact met with small business owners. Although they’re always Trump supporters

    • @Stephanie S You need help, serious, I mean you should seek protection and help to get rid of your psyko narcissistic behavior

  4. Trump’s phone call with a survivor of the Parkland mass shooting back in Feb of 2018, actually angered the student, who said her conversation with the president “didn’t make me feel better in the slightest.”

    Samantha Fuentes, a High School student who was shot in both legs during the attack, recounted her call in an interview:
    “He said he heard I was a big fan of his, (she wasn’t)  and then he said, ‘I’m a big fan of yours, too,’ ” Fuentes told the Times.

    The thousands of American lives needlessly lost due to his indifference, selfishness, and criminal negligence, means absolutely nothing to Trump. Their deaths mean about as much to him as his 3 sets of marriage vows meant to him.

    What’s even worse, is that Trump doesn’t even want you to care about those 100 thousand individual American lives. And Trump won’t hesitate to sacrifice more American lives in his attempt to win reelection. A  narcissistic sociopath like Trump is a person on a quest for power and control. There will be no guilt, no apologies, and no sense of remorse coming from a narcissistic sociopath.

    Trump pretty much checks every box for the diagnostic criterion of a sociopathic narcissist.

    ~Manipulative and Conning:
    They never recognize the rights of others, and see their self-serving behaviors as permissible. They appear to be charming, yet are covertly hostile and domineering, seeing their victim as merely an instrument to be used. They seek out situations where their tyrannical behavior will be tolerated, condoned, or admired.

    ~Shallow Emotions:
    When they show what seems to be warmth, joy, love and compassion, it is more feigned than experienced, and serves an ulterior motive. Outraged by insignificant matters, yet remaining unmoved and cold by what would usually upset a normal person. Since they are not genuine, neither are their promises. 

    ~Lack of Remorse, Shame or Guilt:
    A deep seated rage, which is split off and repressed, is at their core. Does not see others around them as people, but only as targets and opportunities. Instead of friends, he has victims, and accomplices, who will also end up as victims. ( Cohen, Manafort, Stone, Flynn) The end always justifies the means and they let nothing stand in their way…

    ~Callousness/Lack of Empathy:
    Unable to empathize with the pain of their victims, having only contempt for others’ feelings of distress and readily taking advantage of them. 

    ~Pathological Lying:
    Has no problem lying coolly and easily and it is almost impossible for them to be truthful on a consistent basis. Can create, and get caught up in, a complex belief about their own powers and abilities.

    ~Poor Behavioral Controls/Impulsive Nature:
    Believe they are all-powerful, all-knowing, entitled to every wish, no sense of personal boundaries, no concern for their impact on others. 

    Not concerned about wrecking others’ lives and dreams. Oblivious or indifferent to the devastation they cause. Does not accept blame themselves, but blames others, even for acts they obviously committed.

    Some of the problems a sociopathic narcissist like Trump will face include: Trouble handling criticism, easily becoming impatient or angry if they don’t think they are being treated correctly. They feel easily slighted. They try to belittle others or react with rage to make themselves seem superior. They have trouble adapting to change and dealing with stress. They secretly feel insecure, vulnerable, and humiliated, and have a very fragile self-esteem.

    • Debbie Trudeau | May 25, 2020 at 7:32 PM | Reply

      @PKay Gray If he was intelligent or even street smart I’d agree with the “most dangerous” descriptor but luckily for us he’s very dumb and so is just “dangerous”. Not that this is better mind you…….it’s just that I’ve been saying since before the election that if the narcissist had ANY brains he’d be MORE dangerous than his ignorance already makes him! Just imagining that chills me to the bone

    • Madeline Schaffer | May 25, 2020 at 7:36 PM | Reply

      Spot on !!

    • @Debbie Trudeau The image of the evil psychopath is mostly a Hollywood invention. Real psychopaths generally do not possess unique or exceptional intellectual skills. The reality is that most psychopaths who have had their IQ tested score between borderline and above average intelligence. This is very consistent with the general population. Psychopathy is related to a physiological defect that results in the (underdevelopment) of the part of the brain responsible for impulse control and emotions.

    • Debbie Trudeau | May 25, 2020 at 8:53 PM | Reply

      @PKay Gray I agree that Hollywood definitely over sells the good looks and charm of evil psychopaths and I have no doubt many are not very intelligent as they do get caught for their crimes but I really believed they would almost HAVE to be, if not of high IQ, at more intelligent than the orange boob. I mean they learn to mask the qualities they lack usually do they not? That’s pretty smart as compared to this buffoon who clearly lacks even this ability or a modicum of slyness which I’ve found to be evident in almost all amoral people. I don’t mean to pry but if you don’t mind answering I wonder if you are a Doctor?? I won’t be insulted should you choose not to answer but this “disorder” has always fascinated me and in the last 3+ years it’s become even more so as some form of it MUST be inherent in quite a lot of his supporters wouldn’t you think? Also is this a hereditary or genetic malady? A “birth defect” or just “luck of the draw”?

    • Those descriptions are the traits exhibited by Donald Trump. I also don’t think Trump is that intelligent, and he certainly hates reading,

  5. What a shame once great America is falling to 100k deaths n heading 200k deaths under Trump. No words..

    • @Randy Couch 👄The greatest spikes are in red states run by rethugs!! You know, those that followed trump’s lead and reopened early!

    • mark kearney | May 25, 2020 at 5:32 PM | Reply

      trump has made our great country a joke the world is laughing at us !!

    • Debbie Trudeau | May 25, 2020 at 7:09 PM | Reply

      I have words……they just aren’t nice or fit for all ages! 😏 But yes you are quite right… words could adequately describe the horror of trump

    • Debbie Trudeau | May 25, 2020 at 7:17 PM | Reply

      @Randy Couch You are a koolaid swilling crackpot!! Cuomo ain’t perfect…NOBODY is….but he acted!! He didn’t avoid, lie, try to pass blame and then assume NO RESPONSIBILITY!! Neither he nor us get intelligence briefings EVERY DAY that this orange moron was too bored or too stupid to even LISTEN to nevermind read all by himself!! HE was getting warned in December. HE cried that it was “a Dem hoax”. HE said “15 cases down to zero”. HE said “we have it under control” HE LIES. WE DIE!! meanwhile he’s getting tested DAILY !! YOU and he are the type of people I wish this virus would ONLY infect! Karmic justice!

    • Cenydd Bartlett | May 25, 2020 at 10:10 PM | Reply

      200K. Only June. By Election day the USA will be looking at upwards of 300k dead. Thank god I live in Australia where we have healthcare & a Government who listens to science. 102 dead as of today. Only 9 in my State of Western Australia. Good luck to you all under Trump. If you don’t vote him out in November you will dishonour the dead & dying. Fix your country so fools like Trump never come to power again.

  6. Cynthia Meachum | May 25, 2020 at 12:45 PM | Reply

    I miss having a real president so much!

    • @Randy Couch is a knuckle dragging mouth breathing hayseed. Eff Trump and eff his supporters. Eff em!

    • @Alex Hamilton, that’s a lie.

    • The Ron Day View | May 25, 2020 at 8:34 PM | Reply

      Randy Couch, I usually think a lot before I say anything back to trolls because sometimes, just sometimes, there’s a rational thought behind the vitriol, but in your case I’ll make this one exception: Moron.

    • Time For Change | May 25, 2020 at 9:33 PM | Reply

      SO MUCH do I miss having a real leader; a legitimate Commander-in-Chief.

    • Matt Maxwell | May 25, 2020 at 10:30 PM | Reply

      @Alex Hamilton Yeah, his trickle-down economics, Iran Contra affair were really amazing…

  7. Philip Forve | May 25, 2020 at 12:48 PM | Reply

    I just don’t understand those who continue to wear their MAGA hats and praise this POTUS! It boggles the mind. We can and must do better.

    • The Ron Day View | May 25, 2020 at 8:29 PM | Reply

      Kaykayron, they remind him of himself.

    • Martin McMartin | May 25, 2020 at 9:19 PM | Reply

      A national average of the population’s I.Q. suggests that 50% of it’s population are under average intelligence, sadly most of them seem to vote.

    • william carter | May 25, 2020 at 9:26 PM | Reply

      Because it’s all about skin and nothing to do with the whole package of America an it would take an extreme set too admit chump is nothing but a conman and the millions were conned .. And when you’re a coward u double down on all the lies chump has told and will keep telling….

    • The Ron Day View | May 25, 2020 at 9:33 PM | Reply

      Everyone MUST vote this time. The world is depending on you. (No joke.)

    • If Trump supporters are still wearing their “MAGA” hats, that just goes to show how stupid they are! He’s the incumbent.

  8. sophia raniuk | May 25, 2020 at 12:50 PM | Reply

    This speech by Jon Meacham made me cry …. where is the goodness and empathy that makes our Country great.? I pray it is not lost forever …maybe we will restore that to some degree in November……God Bless Jon Meacham for those wonderful words….it was so great to hear them on this day of all days …..

  9. 45 may be our last president. VOTE ppl! VOTE!!

  10. スカイーハイ | May 25, 2020 at 12:54 PM | Reply

    You can do Better.


  11. BlueTalulips | May 25, 2020 at 12:58 PM | Reply

    During pain and loss Obama breaks into song “Amazing Grace” During the worst Pandemic in a century with nearly 100,000 dead, Trump plays Gunz and Roses “Live and Let Die” while visiting a mask factory!
    #VoteBlue *NOT ORANGE* !

    • Valerie J. Norse | May 25, 2020 at 2:39 PM | Reply

      Well, in all fairness, Trump wasn’t responsible for the music. It was Muzak that, I think, was normally played in the part of the factory Trump was visiting; but there were people who wondered if someone managed to get that song played while Trump was there just as a jab.

    • BlueTalulips | May 25, 2020 at 3:12 PM | Reply

      @Valerie J. Norse Another example: The monster in our White House also plays “Sympathy for the Devil” at his *HATE Rallies” If you don’t know the lyrics to that song Google it!!!

    • Naomi Price | May 25, 2020 at 5:12 PM | Reply

      What a contrast!

    • Colleen Kelly | May 25, 2020 at 7:57 PM | Reply

      OMG I never thought of that…you’re right! November Senate election is VITAL. Trump is ALREADY impeached – with an HONORABLE senate, he’d be gone months ago. #VoteBlueToFlipTheSenate

  12. Guy Incognito | May 25, 2020 at 1:17 PM | Reply

    From all these great presidents to an ignorant, self centered bigot. Disgusting

    • Nicholas A. | May 25, 2020 at 8:06 PM | Reply

      usually throughout history whoever is in the bottom. Usually means that party system is done. I welcome the 7th.

  13. American Rage | May 25, 2020 at 1:21 PM | Reply

    Is ONLY the CONMAN in CHIEF!
    He doesn’t care about the U.S.

    • Not true. He cares a LOT about Jared Kushners shekels too.

    • Terrakinetic | May 25, 2020 at 3:46 PM | Reply

      The Usurper-in-Seat
      Russia’s favorite weapon is radiation and cancer. They gave America Brain Cancer, and we’ve visibly seen the Trump The Human Carcinogen metastasize throughout the nation destroying everyone’s brain cells.

    • Trump for prison 2020

    • Colleen Kelly | May 25, 2020 at 7:53 PM | Reply

      Sadly, he’s not the ONLY conman ….McConnell and his mail order bride, Pompeo, Barr….oh the list goes on…

  14. Easy fix people. Vote Trump out in a landslide in November. It’s only 6 months away.

    • Colleen Kelly | May 25, 2020 at 7:54 PM | Reply

      November Senate election is also VITAL. Trump is ALREADY impeached – with an HONORABLE senate, he’d be gone months ago. #VoteBlueToFlipTheSenate

    • Is not just Trump but many politicians behind him and his admins. We must vote and change the house memebers. We must vote against all whom has not done good for us , give our country a fresh start.

  15. Anita Noecker | May 25, 2020 at 1:24 PM | Reply

    I hope we have a real President soon.

  16. Carla Suaya | May 25, 2020 at 1:27 PM | Reply

    We shouldn’t expect anything descent from this criminal who has costed so many lives.

    • Dano Duncan | May 25, 2020 at 7:09 PM | Reply


    • @Dano Duncan ~ You corrected ‘costed/cost, but totally overlooked ‘descent’? Oh the irony. _You failed!_ lol
      I thought the ‘correction trolls’ were a thing of the past.

    • @my2cents2u how is it trolling to point out illiteracy? du u want ppl 2 rite lik dis? bcos dats ho u git ppl 2 rite lik dis.

    • Dano Duncan | May 25, 2020 at 7:33 PM | Reply

      @my2cents2u you’re right… I’m a grammar nazi and failed with that one… thx for pointing it out… 🙂

    • @my2cents2u de·scent




      an action of moving downward, dropping, or falling.

      “the plane had gone into a steep descent”

      Maybe it was sarcasm…

  17. *Omniscient* * Observator* | May 25, 2020 at 1:55 PM | Reply

    Pathetic stolen valor at a Presidental level with this unamerican SOB playing President…..sad.

  18. Americans have elected some crap presidents over the years, but you’ve really out done yourselves with Trump.

    • Roosevelt wasn’t crap. Didn’t he say ‘The buck stops here’ Explain that to trump and good luck! Obama wasn’t crap either, he is one of the good ones!

    • Eric Plumhoff | May 25, 2020 at 10:11 PM | Reply

      @LiLo Wilde That was Truman with the buck stops here thing.

    • @Eric Plumhoff Thanks for setting me straight. But true words nevertheless. Have a good day!

    • @LiLo Wilde Obama looked promising, but achived little.

    • @urbanimage Yes but wasn’t that because his proposals were hampered by Congress or the Senate? In Oz we have a different system yet still we have a dummy of a Prime Minister!

  19. Little man trump. Petty, vile, corrupt, and self serving. He is a disgrace.

  20. It’s all fun and games having a nitwit President until the crisis hits.

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