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Michael Steele, the former RNC Chairman and Senior Advisor to The Lincoln Project, joins MSNBC’s Craig Melvin to react to President Trump’s comments on race and his defense of family separation at the border during last night’s presidential debate. Aired on 10/23/2020.
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Steele: ‘Donald Trump Is A Transactional Individual' | Craig Melvin | MSNBC

100 Comments on "Steele: ‘Donald Trump Is A Transactional Individual’ | Craig Melvin | MSNBC"

  1. Get out and vote

  2. Trump could be the least racist person in the room if it was only David Duke in the room with him.

    • ꧁ infiniti_chik ꧂ | October 23, 2020 at 8:47 PM | Reply

      @Dave Schultz Hmm….I’m Black and my entire family and friends from Northern Virginia, to Georgia, all the way down to South Florida (Black & Latinos) have already voted in-person for Biden. So, that completely destroys your nonsense comment right there.

    • ꧁ infiniti_chik ꧂ | October 23, 2020 at 8:56 PM | Reply

      @Kingbeer01 Please don’t let me get started on this! Trump racism goes all the way back to the 1970’s when he was sued (not once, but twice) by the Department of Justice for discrimination against Black people in housing – “NO VACANCIES FOR BLACKS”.

      There’s so much evidence out there of Trump’s racism:

      Also, I believe Trump’s niece, Mary Trump that Trump has called Black people the “N-word”.

      So, as a Black/Latina don’t you tell me that son of a (insert the word) is not racist!!!

    • Moira McCleary | October 23, 2020 at 8:57 PM | Reply

      @Chris Ke Hahaha Good point about using their resources. I refrained from responding to trolls to limit their paychecks but I’d rather drain the swamps resources 🤣

    • @jones I understand, I’ll hit you up from time to time!👍

    • @Scott Clarke  

  3. Susan Kanawyer | October 23, 2020 at 1:43 PM | Reply

    Donald Trump is the worst president the US has ever had. Vote Biden save America.

    • @Bryan Machin He told Trump to put the videos up. I watched the videos of both him and Kamala. There was no mention of that. Then I went to YT to insure there was no editing. Nothing there either. Very disappointed

    • @Bryan Machin Indeed.

    • @Bryan Machin Not Trump’s fault or problem.. Maybe China’s fault so wear yr mask😷..

    • @Keith Riley Roger that.

    • @Jimmy 2316 Sorry, forget it! He’s the President of the United States–his job is to protect America. It IS his fault and problem.
      Pearl Harbor was FDR’s problem. Vietnam was LBJ’s problem. 9/11 was GW Bush’s problem. This is TRUMP’S problem.
      And only idiots don’t wear masks (hmm that reminds me of someone!).

  4. When you have to tell tens of millions of Americans watching you’re the least racist person, it’s not a good sign of that.

    • @Oceanviews 2020ok then while we are on the topic, it is almost 4 years that Trump is the president. where is the healthcare plan that he promised? repeal and replace remember?

    • @Oceanviews 2020 is that it? page does not exist. NOT FOUND. just like trump’s brain, it does not exist. and yes you, his supporters are all complicit. I can’t wait for the blue tsunami to hit you all in the face and struck you all back to where you belong.

    • @Oceanviews 2020 So now you are using Bernie 😂🤣😂🤣 i smell desperation from mile away.

    • I love how the audience laughed so spontaneously when Trump said that. He’s such a joke.

    • @D Ntodo Trump and his administration is a joke. Only US president who have a secret chinese bank account. Only US president who paid more taxes to China than US which he is the leader 😱

  5. Another bankruptcy for Donald Trump…the United States

    • At last he built something to go bankrupt , Biden built more prisons.

    • Glimmering Sea | October 23, 2020 at 4:23 PM | Reply

      Very true

    • @Bill Wilson You really need to expand your sources of information. That BS your spewing sounds like your only sources of information are Trump, Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Tucker Carlson, Vladimir Putin and other alt-right propagandists. You do not have to swallow all the lies they feed you while you suckle at the teat of Fox News!
      Here are some FACTS for you about US GDP Growth:
      Date GDP Growth %
      Jun 30, 2020 -8.64%
      Dec 31, 2019 4.01%
      Dec 31, 2018 4.87%
      Dec 31, 2017 4.76%
      Dec 31, 2016 3.56%
      Dec 31, 2015 2.96%
      Dec 31, 2014 4.49%
      Dec 31, 2013 4.43%
      Dec 31, 2012 3.56%
      Dec 31, 2011 3.65%
      Dec 31, 2010 4.19%
      Dec 31, 2009 0.47%
      Dec 31, 2008 -0.83%
      And some additional information for you:
      In Obama’s first 4 years of pulling us out of the recession the debt increased by $4.829 trillion dollars and in Obama’s second 4 years the debt increased by $3.659 as he was very conscious of the debt and was interested in not increasing it unnecessarily. Then enter Trump, and during a booming economy when he should have been paying down the debt he instead, prior COVID-19, was on track to adding $5.088 trillion to the debt; – – – that is he was inflating the GDP numbers by spending the USA into debt.
      Note: With the first COVID-19 rescue package you can make that $7.288 trillion added to the debt during Trump’s 3 1/2 years. – – – And if we make it out of his 4 years without him having increased the national debt by more than $10 trillion it will be amazing.

    • My family has been in the energy industry for 40 years just outside of Pittsburgh. Joe asked Trump to put the video about banning/phasing out fracking on his web site. So I checked it today. I can’t believe it! How could Joe (and Kamala too in her debate) lie like that? And then fail to correct himself? Whether you like fracking or not, how could Joe lie..and then double-down on his lie? We need someone more with it.
      Then I checked some of Joe’s record on race. I’m shocked again. I don’t like Trump’s personality, but he sure got a lot done for blacks. Joe has hurt the blacks.
      I’m changing my vote to Trump. No way I’ll vote for such a person.

    • @Charles You must be a Russian troll/bot, either that or uou are on of Trump’s much loved uneducated deplorables.
      If you are an American it is true that in America, if you are dumb enough to want 4 more years of a kakistocracy, that is your choice. It is a stupid choice, but it is your choice.

  6. Me thinks Trump doth protest too much….

    • @Charles If you think that Trump is not a racist it is you who is not paying attention, just ask Michael Cohen.

    • @james kenyon Lord James of Sanity, you do indeed do me honor. I shall thus wearith my crown with honor. Let all good men join now to vanquish Trump, Lord of the petulant, from this realm. May then peace and justice be proclaimed throughout these lands. So let it be written, so let it be done!!

    • @james kenyon Kidding aside, many thanks for the good cheer on this thread from all but the two sad trolls. I am tenacious for a couple of reasons, one being logic and reason only work on the logic and reasonable, and often the unreasonable have little defense against ridicule. And if humor can bring a smile, then joy can become hope becoming strength for what we have to now deal with, a battle worthy of such noble clowning since it really is all about truth, honor, valor and all the stuff we have parodied all day.  

      Thank you very much for your validation and I hope you took note of the links I left. United we stand, my friend. Also, thank you for not being too put off by my rather harsh and crude approach in addressing the party poopers. Be strong, there is daylight ahead. Our military is on our side, not Trump’s, and he knows it.


      _Top 40 from the Back 40 (playlist)_

    • @T F I see that the Crown of 5 I bestowed upon thee was in good taste and well deserved. Honor is truly your fortitude and yes we now shall henceforth attempt to vanquish Trump, Lord of the petulant from these lands and expedite the matter forthwith.

    • @jones I, sir jones am besides myself with joy in awarding you with your Crown and look forward with udder delight to the prospect of watching and or listening to your works, and yes our military is on our side and yes Trump knows it. I also have a friend in Paris who works for, those in the know, that not only is our military on our side but so is the FBI, who have set up hidden cameras at voting sites, in order to catch those who would try to intimidate voters on video for future prosecution as doing such is a federal crime. I do look to a bright future, best always and stay safe our nation needs you!

  7. If Donald Trump is the least racist American.
    Then I am the President of the United States of America forever🤣😦☺️🙏💯

    • Oceanviews 2020 | October 23, 2020 at 5:59 PM | Reply

      Democrats kept blacks down by:
      1. Massive government welfare
      2. Opposed School choice.
      3. Politically correct policing leaving black neighborhood defenseless against crimes.

    • @Gone Right It’s not “my party”. I have no problem with Republicans just Trump who is NOT a Republican, conservative or a decent human being. He is an opportunist who ran for president as a branding stunt with no desire to win. But some Americans, not even a majority, fell for the con and voted him into office. Now, desperate not to pay his debt and taxes, and desperate not to be indicted, he is clinging to power. I identify myself as an American not whatever label you want to pin on me.

    • @Oceanviews 2020 …also slavery, Jim Crow laws, KKK, gun control to keep blacks from owning guns ……etc. DEMS are the party of racism.

    • Elizabeth Gray | October 23, 2020 at 8:29 PM | Reply

      Well he’s a peculiar kind of racist. He dated black women. He gave blacks more jobs than ever in history. He gave all black colleges $250 million annually permanently. He put in prison reform and $100 million for job training. He’s pushing hard for school choice for inner-city children. Biden could’ve done these things in 48 years instead he constantly has realist slips in his speech. And has said Senator Byrd was his mentor and said the eulogy at his funeral…. .

    • Elizabeth Gray | October 23, 2020 at 8:37 PM | Reply

      And who cares what this man thinks he’s irrelevant. Trump has done more for the black community than Obama did and he was a black man but maybe because his ancestors were never American blacks Obama and the racist Biden didn’t feel it necessary to do more than spew division and never take action. I m so sick of the divisive reporting in the MSM.

  8. How restful it must be not to have a conscience. smh

  9. Frank Winkhorst | October 23, 2020 at 1:48 PM | Reply

    He also thinks he’s the smartest person in the room…. Ask his professors whether he was.

    • SpectatorAlius | October 23, 2020 at 2:28 PM | Reply

      @Frank Heh;) I don’t hae to ask — I already know! One professor at Wharton said of him: “Donald Trump is the g-d dumbest student I ever had”.

    • Pays to have his exams done by someone else.

    • Mickey Calloway | October 23, 2020 at 3:27 PM | Reply

      U can tell (trump) not educated by the way he talks. This is awake up call for all America, God allowed this to happen do we can see what the Republican & big spender been doing to we the people for yrs. Republican party in Ky are millionaires, what’s wrong with this picture. Don’t believe me google it like I did every last one.

    • 😂😂

  10. These children will suffer from post-traumatic stress their whole life they will have thoughts of suicide they will not be able to trust or even love because the most important persons in their life were ripped away from them with no explanation.👶👧👩‍🔧👨‍🏫👩‍⚖👩‍🏫👨‍⚖💔🙏💯

    • Oceanviews 2020 | October 23, 2020 at 5:59 PM | Reply

      Robert Byrd, Exalted Cyclops of the KKK, “a friend, a mentor, and a guide” in JOE BIDEN’S own words, just in 1993 The KKK was founded by democrats.

    • Oceanviews 2020 | October 23, 2020 at 6:19 PM | Reply

      Joe did not want to answer the question “who built the cages”? becaus it was him and obama

    • I’m a black descent immigrant from South America. You should talk about things that you don’t know, and you should talk to people like this. I came to this country because of the opportunities, and I love this country, I knew people that died in the hands of coyotes, and hopefully these kids on the border and being treated better that where they come from. It is wrong for them to be separated, it is wrong for cages, it is wrong to come to US illegally, for sure immigration reform needs to happen. Don’t be so rude, you don’t know who’s on the other side, you don’t know what people go through. I hope you can spread your ideas with more compassion.

    • Oceanviews 2020 | October 23, 2020 at 6:27 PM | Reply

      @F W I agree. And to add. joe lied to say most kids are with their parents. I know they get sent from home by themselves for various reasons, money, better future. etc. By the way, that is not neceserally assylum.. As the caravans from central america. many in interviews in spanish said they just wanted more opportunity, but were coached to use the assylum law. Or take advantage of it. facts!!

    • @Oceanviews 2020 most of the Dem supporters…don’t know what immigration even means …thank God few people realise the issue..God bless hope trump wins else you guys are screwed big time….

  11. Ripping children from parents & they are being well cared for harkens back to slavery being justified by saying slaves were well cared for so it is ok.

    • In cages with aluminum blankets. Trump should live that way.

    • @richard Harris You are so right! Plenty of anti-abortion noise, but where are they when the children are up walking & talking. God forbid if they are black or hispanic.
      My family is multi-cultural & we are so blessed by this diversity. I am a white woman who was married to the most wonderful man in the world who just happened to be black and a Vietnam vet and deceased courtesy of agent orange. And, I have to look at old bone spurs spouting this hate.

    • @Patricia At least the blankets would be shiny if not gold.

    • richard Harris | October 23, 2020 at 9:26 PM | Reply

      @EJ Sorry about your loss! You are a good person and I hope many blessings for you and family. I will never understand how anyone would ever mistreat any child. Children are born completely innocent. All children! When I go to the big grocery stores I see all kinds of babies. They all want nothing but love and care! Nothing else. That is what they all should get! Not a cage.

    • @richard Harris Thank you.

  12. And tossing out rolls of paper towels to people in dire straits. Shameful.

    • He should have tossed rolls of TP when there were shortages with Covid in the start of closings.

    • Oceanviews 2020 | October 23, 2020 at 5:53 PM | Reply

      joe yells at reporters that ask real questions…he thinks by yelling louder he gets anything done. Trump did more in 47 months than Joe in 47 years….come to think…what has Joe done?

    • Oceanviews 2020 | October 23, 2020 at 5:54 PM | Reply

      Dems would be holding hearings already if Don Jr. got 3.5 million from the Russian Moscow Mayor’s wife, Millions from corrupt energy Ukranian company, billions from Chinese companies, moneylaundering…But is the Bidens so they ‘COVER UP”

    • darlene harris | October 23, 2020 at 6:25 PM | Reply


    • @Lawanda Smith ridiculous , how much longer are planning on being a victim ? Blacks and whites both need to step up and raise they’re kids and stop letting Xbox raise them for you . Break the law go to jail , that easy . Cops are scared so they shoot people, the news is lying, it’s not just blacks & Mexicans getting shot

  13. Trump is unfit for office and this video highlights two examples as explained by Michael Steele.

    • @Live Life
      – As a Canadian even I can see that from where I am north of the border. I watched the debate last night and tRumpty dumpty was just plain pathetic and a LOSER.

    • @laurajames723 They say the debate was better with the muted mike. Wouldn’t it be nice if they could mute Trump more permanently by voting him out!

    • yes he is orange and bad… man bad really bad super bad very bad an also orange too!

  14. I saw a post that said: “The medicine used on Trump could have served 224,000 dead in US from the virus better. What a waste to use it on Trump”. I agree.

  15. Christena Walker | October 23, 2020 at 2:04 PM | Reply

    VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! Biden/Harris 2020 and vote the rest of the complicit criminal Republicans down ballot out of office.

    • Oh yes! yes yes yes! DEMS have a chance this time I can feel it! Not like 2016 ….when polls showed we were ahead …..This time it’s real !!! Whooppeee creepy Joe and Kamalatoe 2020 !!!

  16. Chaninification | October 23, 2020 at 2:04 PM | Reply

    He’s completely void of any actual human emotion.

  17. What Trump did is a crime, he did exactly the same thing as Hitler did in the 2nd WW.

    • History has shown, The Nazis had impeccable records. They knew who they took , from were, which camp they were in, and when they killed said person.

    • Oceanviews 2020 | October 23, 2020 at 6:20 PM | Reply

      Joe did not want to answer the question “who built the cages”? becaus it was him and obama

    • @Oceanviews 2020 just because I build something doesn’t mean you have to use it. Stop deflecting. Trump kidnapped those children and now he can’t find their parents, point, blank and period.

    • Fernando Castillo | October 23, 2020 at 7:22 PM | Reply

      @Oceanviews 2020 Hey stupid, try that line with the authorities after getting in a car accident and it’s your fault. Let us know how it works out for you when you tell the judge that it’s Henry Ford’s fault for building the car you were driving. You pathetic excuse of a man.

  18. This election is between decent and indecent human beings.

  19. Electric Gigolo | October 23, 2020 at 2:12 PM | Reply

    “I’m the least racist person in the room. So stand back and stand by”

    – A racist 🍊

  20. Suzanne Jacobsen | October 23, 2020 at 2:13 PM | Reply

    Makes you think about his relationship with his own children…!!!!!

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