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Ron Klain joins Lawrence O’Donnell for his first interview as Joe Biden’s Chief of Staff to discuss progress in the presidential transition process and why it’s “encouraging” to see GOP push for Biden to receive intelligence briefs. Aired on 11/12/2020.
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114 Comments on "Ron Klain: ‘The Transition Is Moving Ahead’ | The Last Word | MSNBC"

  1. Trump: “If I lose to Biden, I don’t know what I’m going to do — I will never speak to you again!”.. So far, so good.👍

  2. Trump is the worst thing that ever happened to America.

  3. There’s a lot of political capital going forward in the American consciousness of hearing “she” when referring to a vice president.

    • @Janny Holo That is fate. Fate can’t be change by any sense. I agree with you. But what he did was to decide others fate. When death comes no can say ‘I am not ready’ Two things in any left are certain- birth and death. What counts is what we do in intervening period. I am Hindu- not practicing one but I believe in almighty power. As I think you do too. Not meant to offend you- If I had, then accept my apology….

    • @Janny Holo repent, accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour and be baptized before its too talk about the destruction of America, you are only partially right, the world WILL be destroyed however NO one knows the time! Stop worrying about trump and get your soul right with God..trump cant save you he can’t even save himself.

    • Landon’s Channel | November 13, 2020 at 11:21 AM | Reply

      @Ocean View The vote going against him? Have you seen the electoral college or do you forget that 290 is a lot more than 217? Get over yourself already

    • Landon’s Channel | November 13, 2020 at 11:23 AM | Reply

      @Janny Holo Jesus Christ. If we had a dollar for everyone who said the end is coming and it’s 7 days, 7 months, and now you 7 yrs… blah blah blah blah

    • @Landon’s Channel Biden did nothing for 46 years

  4. It’s time to remove the GOP. They don’t care about Americans.

  5. Some Republicans will slowly abandon Trump and his Maga Cult. Biden won fair and square! Trump 2024? lol! He’ll be in prison by then. It sucks to be Trump.

  6. Congratulations Ron Klain…. Lots of success to you and the rest of the Biden/Harris team. Leadership

    • Katrina Wedricka | November 13, 2020 at 1:01 AM | Reply


    • Katrina Wedricka | November 13, 2020 at 1:02 AM | Reply

      He hasn’t got the OK from election officials yet

    • @Katrina Wedricka do you want a prize for that information? I have a few trinkets I can mail to you lol.. Did you listen to the news yet, the Pope sent Biden congratulations on his win, also Arizona just called the race for Biden who is leading by 11k- Trump case was denied again, Penn is about to be complete Biden is leading by 54k and Trump’s case was denied, Nevada is also calling the race for Biden who is leading by 37k -Trump case was denied in court…. GA there is a recount and there is a certainty Biden will still win… So unfortunately your Messiah will unequivocally loose…. The inevitable will happen so get used to say President Joseph Biden 46th US president… GN

    • @Ocean View
      Warning – this bot-driven comment is appearing all over the comments sections and spreading blatant false information to stoke division.
      Anti-American propaganda.

    • @mtronix yes, it’s refreshing to listen to an actual adult that isn’t programmed to say what Trump has told him to say

  7. No amount of Russians can help you now comrade Trumpski!

    • @happy Lucky 🤣🤣🤣🤙

    • LandARCHConcepts | November 13, 2020 at 6:42 AM | Reply

      @happy Lucky Like Putin would want him on the home turf? He may have endorsed him and helped him weasel into government in the USA for obvious reasons, but having him in Russian society that’s a whole different ball game. The only consolation is that if he did end up in Russia and did the same as he did in the US he would have died horribly 3.5 years ago!

    • Maryann Slattery | November 13, 2020 at 2:33 PM | Reply

      Putin says: “Mr Frump, you are of no more use to me, now, have some lovely tea” ☕🏴‍☠️…

    • Michael Harmon | November 13, 2020 at 2:53 PM | Reply

      they need to ban trump and his family from holding political office for life

    • LandARCHConcepts | November 13, 2020 at 9:18 PM | Reply

      @Michael Harmon That really does need to be done. They represent a total liability to the health and safety of the US and the world!

  8. Charlotte Tracy | November 13, 2020 at 12:12 AM | Reply

    Isn’t it GREAT to hear reason, thoughtfulness, knowledge, experience, forward looking from someone we will com to know.

  9. I think Joe and Kamala are amazing. They know that they got left with a mountain to climb by the former leader but still they jumped into the frey. They are brave

  10. Frugal Mom and Wife | November 13, 2020 at 12:15 AM | Reply

    Of course everything is moving forward for President Elect Biden and his administration. Trump knows he lost, he can’t change it. He is just grifting more money from his gullible followers on his way out.

    • @Nis Num ~ Each district, each state elects representatives to best represent their views, their interests, and their needs. That is as it should be, that is how it has always been. However, each leader elected should also hold the broader interests of the nation in mind. It’s a balancing act, just as our three coequal branches of government are a balancing act. Believe that our founding fathers understood this, and it is what they intended.

    • @wily wascal LOL! I think you must have been tired. :-p Yes, abolishing the party system is very possible, in fact, _better!_

      Simple example, very basically:

      No party system.
      All qualified candidates have their own individual government web site, with the exact same funding.
      Qualifications strengthened, E.G., education and or experience for the office.
      Disclosures strengthened, E.G., tax returns, debt, etc.
      Strict positions demanded, and answered.
      Past positions disclosed.

      Again, that is very – very, very – basic.

    • @wily wascal George Washington would not agree with you. 🙂

      George Washington’s Farewell Address:

      “Let me now take a more comprehensive view, and warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the spirit of party generally. This spirit, unfortunately, is inseparable from our nature, having its root in the strongest passions of the human mind. It exists under different shapes in all governments, more or less stifled, controlled, or repressed; but, in those of the popular form, it is seen in its greatest rankness, and is truly their worst enemy. … The common and continual mischiefs of the spirit of party are sufficient to make it the interest and duty of a wise people to discourage and restrain it.”

      Yes, I know you said: “overly partisan or ideologically blinded”

      “The common and continual mischiefs”, are exactly why it should be abolished. That will never end!

    • @S T23 trump wins reelection.

    • Frugal Mom and Wife:
      Hey! You sure got that all right! Spoken, like a true Patriot and a great American!
      My hat is off tou you!
      Stay Safe! Now, you’re getting a dignified, caring, and capable President and Vice President who’s going to put America back together and stronger than ever! And put Americans first! Not themselves!
      Better days ahead, but patience will help.
      May God bless you, honey!
      💙 Judy 🇨🇦 (your forever friends to the North 👍😊🙏)

  11. Trump, his low grade crime family and his enablers have willingly dragged America through the mud, he’s destroyed in four years a reputation that has taken 100 yrs to create.. These rats should be held accountable and not simply waltz away to cause more trouble..

    • @Lydia Barber
      You know Ms. Barber, I understand what you mean. I really do. What you DON’T seem to understand is that trump is just a SYMPTOM… not the disease. This disease was rampant in our government long before trump! He didn’t CAUSE it, he just brought it out into the light of day in a rather spectacular manner! Some might even say we needed “a trump” specifically FOR this purpose although I’m sure all would agree that he took it extraordinarily far outside the realms of reason, logic AND national safety. But the FACT remains that the corruption was ALREADY THERE for him to work with. Remember his vow to “drain the swamp” that primarily got him elected in the first place! Too much corruption in our government. It was already there, he just used it to HIS full personal advantage against the country as no other president ever had before him. Now we know what we need to protect against… provided we survive this because it’s not over yet. I won’t breathe easy until AFTER our new President is inaugurated.

    • Skull Johansen | November 13, 2020 at 5:01 PM | Reply

      @Golden Sun ….Dude the corruptocrats didn’t get their name for nothing. Stop looking in the mirror, you MSNBC and CNN brainwashed goof. Try some truth for a change and be woke….NEWSMAX, OAN BBC, EPOCH TIMES, NY POST, WA EXAMINER.

    • @Darth Biden Go away! 😂😂😂

    • @James Lee what crap.go clean your mouth.

    • @KBJones where not going away..trump will be re elected and be your worst nightmare..

  12. Always admired Ron. He’s such a good man and does and outstanding job. Looking forward to his leadership in the Biden Admin.

    • LAST WILL BE THE FIRST | November 13, 2020 at 7:42 AM | Reply

      I bet some of you here were Trump supporters now talking about him trying to be Democrats lol

    • Tessmage Tessera | November 13, 2020 at 8:25 AM | Reply

      @LAST WILL BE THE FIRST Oh really? I’ll bet every single Trump supporter will spend the rest of their lives denying that they ever voted for him.

    • @Ryan Landry *OIO*

    • First time i heard this man, he seemed a good choice for the position.

    • Trump, his low grade crime family and his enablers have willingly dragged America through the mud, he’s destroyed in four years a reputation that has taken 100 yrs to create.. These rats should be held accountable and not simply waltz away to cause more trouble..

  13. The Republicans are cowards, they’re scared stiff of Trump.

  14. willz resurreccion | November 13, 2020 at 12:18 AM | Reply

    That’s what you can expect from Biden. Action.

    • @Tessmage Tessera I don’t understand your method of communication. I provide you with an honest assessment of Joe Biden’s political career and the carnage of 2020. You reply with emotional drivel and mockery. I’m not hurt or emotional. I’m not going to cry. I’m going to continue to go to work everyday. I actually plan to start a new career to profit off exposing the truth of the racist democrats and the rise of Joe Biden to the highest rank of the KKK, president.
      Maybe turn off MSNBC and read a history book. This story we are living in has played out before. The only emotion I have is fear, I have it regardless of who wins the election, because I know what comes next: war, famine, genocide.

    • Tessmage Tessera | November 13, 2020 at 12:34 PM | Reply

      @John Dough Your opinions are not facts.

    • @Tessmage Tessera Some of what I stated is opinion true. It is my opinion that we are headed to both a civil war and a global war. What I said about Joe Biden’s history is 100% fact and can easily be verified. He was a segregationist. He did work in education, his work did result in racial and financial disparities in education. He did work diligently on passing laws in the war on drugs that led to the mass incarceration of African Americans. Those are all readily available facts. To me it is clear based on his racist statements and rants at the time, that is motivation was purely racist, but that is just my opinion.

    • Tessmage Tessera | November 13, 2020 at 1:25 PM | Reply

      @John Dough I really don’t care. Trump lost the election. Deal with it.

  15. Biden has already worked more for the American people than Trump ever has

    • @Sandy McConnell 26 incidences of sexual misconduct allegations against t****, zero for the President elect. Look it up

    • @John Donahue I know people from Delaware who can’t remember one thing accomplished…and they live there in Delaware!!!

    • @Mr Sir
      The Democrats of that era switched alliances late last century!
      Do keep up Moron you are once again showing your ignorance

    • A guy who is barely breathing working for a populace which is barely thinking. Yep, sounds just about right.

    • @Dee Cee I don’t think I was replying to you. I agree with you. But okay 🤷🏻‍♂️

  16. It is refreshing to see responsible people in the new administration….the difference is remarkable.

  17. Darrell Simmons | November 13, 2020 at 12:30 AM | Reply

    Biden’s busy doing what loser Trump was too busy Twittering, having ego rallies, and golfing to do.


    • I agree and after the last 4 years I really appreciate what he’s doing for us and his Presidential way like never before.

    • Tessmage Tessera | November 13, 2020 at 4:54 AM | Reply

      @Food, Life, Family There was no voter fraud. Trump’s own lawyers have admitted as much in court. It’s over — Trump is OUT.

    • @Food, Life, Family Sure! Tell me what the courts have found so far.

    • No usa no more peace. And usa have a short live. It has only 7 years more. Mark my word usa have only age 7 years more from now. How wonderful.. Joe biden will lead usa to become the grestest fall of all time. I am happy to see colonialism again anytime soon.. 😉 let celebrate. Usa start to fall down from now. Count down from joe first day til 7 years… Mark my words people. No more usa in 7 years from now…

    • @Food, Life, Family Every single case brought forward by trump lawyers (not America’s) has been thrown out. Every lawyer bringing in the false accusations has been forced to agree that there is no evidence, just speculation therefore no case. Are you not following this? The lawyers are forced to back down because they cannot lie for trump or they will be disbarred. So these frivolous and nonsensical lawsuits are being used to sow division, not get to any real truth. Those that fail to see and learn from these actions are doomed to fail as well.

  19. Real adults in the leadership!!! Refreshing!

  20. That’s what a serious and competent administration sounds like.

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