Jonathan: ‘He Still Chooses To Believe That The Experiment That Is America Is One That Will Prevail’

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Jonathan Capehart, opinion writer for the Washington Post and MSNBC contributor joins MSNBC's Craig Melvin to discuss his exclusive sit down interview with former President Barack Obama. Aired on 11/20/2020.
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Jonathan: 'He Still Chooses To Believe That The Experiment That Is America Is One That Will Prevail'

59 Comments on "Jonathan: ‘He Still Chooses To Believe That The Experiment That Is America Is One That Will Prevail’"

  1. Trump and his Republican followers have turn the swamp into the Pacific Ocean…

    • wiremantw Freedom & Liberty Forever | November 20, 2020 at 5:20 PM | Reply

      @Patricia Jones That is because 50% of the time democrats have worked to remove any gains anyone makes for all races living in USA.
      Please note that I am a black man that walked away from the Democrat party because I never saw any of their promises even get delt with!
      Obama did less for America’s black population than just half of what Trump has actually done. his list dwarfs Obama’s on that race issue Patricia Jones!

    • wiremantw Freedom & Liberty Forever | November 20, 2020 at 5:25 PM | Reply

      @Xavier Fletcher The problem you have is REALITY does not have a 50% political bias nor does the TRUTH & FACTS.
      Fact is no Republican voter of the 73 million that voted for Trump actually believes that in REALITY Joe Biden received 78 million votes or that it was done without cheating the system!
      So deal with that when the msm gets it wrong again just like those 2 big stories on Russia & Ukraine they had wrong!
      Joe Biden has not won anything yet!
      Office of the President Elect does not exist buddy.

    • Xavier Fletcher | November 20, 2020 at 5:39 PM | Reply

      @wiremantw Freedom & Liberty Forever I’m not going to go back and forward with you because you & them can believe what y’all want too. Look at all those cases they have thrown out of court so deal with that and go talk to those people have a nice day ✌

    • Hey, Don’t pollute my ocean! –Hawai’i

    • wiremantw Freedom & Liberty Forever | November 20, 2020 at 6:35 PM | Reply

      @Xavier Fletcher It does not matter what 2 or 3 democrat judges rule in their states courts when Trump files his legal suit with the SCOTUS naming all 6 states in complaint. Dismissing the case at the filing & complaint stage long before evidence can be presented to the courts is prejudging the case.

  2. I will always respect Barack… but do nothing Congress can go leap in the lake…

  3. The GOP destroyed their entire reputation/credibility in the last four years..what a disgrace.

    • Michael Morningstar | November 20, 2020 at 4:45 PM | Reply

      @Randy Couch Democratic cities are the best places to live loser. That’s why my property values are 5 times higher than yours. I thought you racists believed in the free market?

    • @Randy Couch Did you check their voter registration? ….. Didn’t think so.

    • @Randy Couch what I thought we are Americans not red or blue. Why are you dividing America ?😷

    • you know i think this has been said before(ruined rep) … never under estimate the stupidity of the US

    • I miss President Obama. I’m sure Biden will do a good job, but the he has so much more to fix than a broken economy.

  4. Watched PRESIDENT Obama on Jimmy Kimmel… Very refreshing to listen to full sentences & no bashing people & laughing at himself. Something America will NEVER EVER see the swamp whisperer do. NEVER… Go MAGA… Manipulate American Gullible Aholes and trumps supporters are proof of that. Their comments prove it loud & clear

  5. The last farewell | November 20, 2020 at 4:23 PM | Reply

    Trump’s Lawyers to Fox News: FRAUD FRAUD FRAUD!!!!!
    Trump’s Lawyers in Court: No, your honor, we are not claiming fraud.”

    • Debra Lastnamestanding | November 20, 2020 at 5:53 PM | Reply

      @David Hale The states have different deadline dates for certification.

    • “The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses. The press is so powerful in its image-making role, it can make the criminal look like he’s a the victim and make the victim look like he’s the criminal. This is the press, an irresponsible press. It will make the criminal look like he’s the victim and make the victim look like he’s the criminal. If you aren’t careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.”― Malcom X

    • psycobleach46 tullis | November 20, 2020 at 6:12 PM | Reply

      @David Hale they have already started certifying the votes, GA, PA expected to sign off Monday, WI, MI, AZ, and I won’t list all of them because some don’t have to certify until December

    • @David Hale
      This might help you troll.
      Election result certification deadlines are set in state law. Certification deadlines for the 2020 election are as follows:

      The certification deadline in six states is within one week of the election.
      In 27 states and the District of Columbia, the certification deadline is between November 10 and November 30.
      In 14 states, the certification deadline is in December.
      Three states (Hawaii, Rhode Island, and Tennessee) do not have fixed deadlines for results certification.
      EDIT: Are we still going to try and falsely claim fraud troll, mislead?

    • Trump is Fraud

  6. Why is this not against the law? why doesn’t the constitution forbid all his corruption and constant interference in the election? How much more damage are they going to let him do to the Nation? people are dying……

    • Patricia Jones | November 20, 2020 at 4:39 PM | Reply

      Because the constitution is old outdated, full of loopholes and needs to be changed for the greater good. Also it was written by slave owners! Just saying!

    • @Patricia Jones God knows Trump is apt at using loopholes… His whole business life is full of them and he’s used them to the max for his own gains

  7. Trump is a desperate and weak man. He is trying hard to dismantle the Democracy and Republicans are going along with him.

  8. Dr. Barry Cohn | November 20, 2020 at 4:32 PM | Reply

    Optimism is one thing, but I wouldn’t be putting all my faith in young people.

    • When you have no leadership at the top you have to have faith in something and someone that leaders will emerge for a brighter future. Youth is not always a physical attribute. Anyone who has a positive vision for the future and belief in others has the ability to excite growth and wellbeing. Those in leadership positions in the White House and Senate are not leading. They are destroying our government, our electoral process, our Constitutional rights, our relationships through out the world, our healthcare system, our economy, and attempting to destroy the legal system, all to gain power. And as we have seen, power does not constitute leadership.

  9. You cannot appear to Trumps better behavior because Trump doesn’t have a better behavior. He is a lunatic and we need to just accept that.

  10. Thank God the will of the people will persist because Trump disinfranchised the Pentagon and Military in among other all the other things siding with Putin and mother Russia!

  11. Remember, DJT stated, “I LOVE CHAOS”…

  12. America, is trying to “flick” a big orange booger off its hands!!!!

  13. Democracy: “It is vital to America that we allow a peaceful transfer of power as it is the core of what I am.”
    t’rump: “WRONG!”
    republicans: “Yeah, what he said.”
    America: 🤦

  14. Carroll Jonnes | November 20, 2020 at 5:02 PM | Reply

    If Trump could dismantle our democratic republic then the fundamental truth about this democracy is a lie and the constitution is not that firmly stabled in itself. There has to be some things that are unshakable about our democracy and freedoms. Trump has openly criticized and denigrated our country and it’s roots. Trump wants to be the president for life. He has a miscewd notion that he can move our foundations off it’s axles. He’s fascinated with the idea of turning over the democratic beliefs and he alone can implement the change He’s got the lunacy to challenge our democratic republic. The Republicans are not going to help him do it but they will watch him go off the rails into the criminal justice systems . They know how far to go, he doesn’t.

  15. George W. Bush definetely should have been at least investigated on his actions leading to the Iraq war, but he never has been personally accused of corruption in that scheme. He immediately moved to unite all of Americans to a common goal, to a common belief in the strenght and goodness of America, and has remained firm in those beliefs, reflected on his words since then. Trump has been dividing the nation from even before he was elected, and has done so every day since that day. If the next presidency decides to do nothing to investigate him and his associates, it will be criminal complicity on their part. A special prosecutor must be charged with the mandate to investigate all that Trump has done, and there is enough material to prosecute him already. Otherwise, the republicans will again try to destroy Democracy. What is there to stop them?

    • Enabler Pelosi made sure the Bush/Cheney war criminals got a free pass when she refused to impeach Bush despite the country calling for his head.

  16. I believe The USA will rise like a phoenix from the ashes donald trump will leave.

  17. As of now, no president came close to being as divisive, wreckful, immature, narcissistic and sociopathic as Trump is. Even Nixon had the sense to know when to give up and resign.

    • Yes, but Nixon was not insane.

    • If Trump could dismantle our democratic republic then the fundamental truth about this democracy is a lie and the constitution is not that firmly stabled in itself. There has to be some things that are unshakable about our democracy and freedoms. Trump has openly criticized and denigrated our country and it’s roots. Trump wants to be the president for life. He has a miscewd notion that he can move our foundations off it’s axles. He’s fascinated with the idea of turning over the democratic beliefs and he alone can implement the change He’s got the lunacy to challenge our democratic republic. The Republicans are not going to help him do it but they will watch him go off the rails into the criminal justice systems . They know how far to go, he doesn’t.

  18. Obama’s faith in the America and especially in the young generation has been unchanged all the time. It is not optimistic view, but it is his true character of the integrity and honesty. I remember that during his WH life, he always invited the school students to discuss any topics and he liked to listen to them, spar the argument, that he always took a walk into the communities to be acquainted with the real working people and families. He has been always a human. He made efforts to listen to anybody and understand anybody. Such an attitude is totally missing from Trump. Would have to wonder why there are still so many people who love this ego-centered, greedy, inhuman, cruel Trump that only cares for himself, not trying to understand the differences, but likes to eliminate and erase whatever and whoever he dislikes.

  19. JohnPaul Jones | November 20, 2020 at 6:13 PM | Reply

    Biden might not become a “Beer Summit’ President, but at least he’s a decent guy and I’d have a meaningful chat with him over any drink of his choice. MADA make America Decent Again

  20. WHY IS IT ALWAYS THE DEMOCRATS THAT HAVE TO EXTEND OUR HANDS TOWARD REPUBLICANS & NEVER THE OTHER WAY AROUND ?!

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