Maddow: ‘This Is Not A Time [To] Let The News Wash Over You’ | Hardball | MSNBC

By Grover Koelpin 100 comments



Nov 11, 2019, 5:25 pm Reply

TrumpyPoo has always used whatever he can to get his deal. His coercive behavior has gone on for years, so much so that he believes that he has done nothing wrong, because it has always worked for him in the past. So blinded by his own beliefs, fundamental attributes have long vanished. His narcistic, sociopathic mind set can not, nor will not, believe that anything should be wrong because he got what he wanted! Regardless of the way he got it, doesn't matter to him!
"It doesn't matter we won" "Only I can fix it"
Time for America to get on with its business and throw out the trash. Find someone for America and not for self interests! PEACE

George Dunn

Nov 11, 2019, 5:28 pm Reply

Because we all live a little bit in the future, we give promises a certain amount of credit.

How often have we known someone to make a hollow promise and get a "thank you" or a round of applause? At that point, he's done zilch to merit praise, but we think premature gratitude is the polite response.

That's the kind of approbation people like Trump use to feed their egos. I don't have the precise conversion rates, but say a nice lying assurance gets one-fifth of the approval of a done deed, but doing the actual work is a thousand times harder. The cherry-picking math is something even a Trump can grasp: instead of making good, make five promises. All the praise for 0.5% of the work.

Yes I’m Blessed

Nov 11, 2019, 5:36 pm Reply

Rachel, you are and will continue to be a legend. You too, Chris. I agree wholeheartedly that people need to be paying attention but sadly, many of them aren't. I'll ask people questions and they can't answer me. Do you know who mcconnell is? How about kavanaugh? graham? Do you know what the Ukraine scandal is about? And many people can't answer a single one of those and other questions. I find that to be one of the scariest things of all.

Jennifer Ray

Nov 11, 2019, 5:49 pm Reply

gtfoh he should stick to his chopperside chat

new man

Nov 11, 2019, 6:00 pm Reply

Hey Matthews … WHY ARE YOU YELLING????!!!


Nov 11, 2019, 6:20 pm Reply

He’s burning the Constitution in the fireplace while he “reads” the the transcript


Nov 11, 2019, 6:21 pm Reply

The poll about impeachment is not really an outcome of people's opinion, it's the result of media influence wars!


Nov 11, 2019, 6:33 pm Reply

I don't want the phone call read to me…I WANT TO HEAR THE WHOLE THING! UNEDITED AND UNCENSORED!!!

Barbara Brinkmeyer

Nov 11, 2019, 6:35 pm Reply

Trump will back out and depart in a major rage, but Pelosi did remain true to the country … though it sometimes appeared as if she wasn't. There is a division within the U.S.

Team Optimistic

Nov 11, 2019, 6:36 pm Reply

The people who have access to ALL of the information not sound bites may bring people closer to really understanding the whole scope of this lottery for CROOKs but everybody's still in the dark about what Brittan brought over to the Justice Department pre-election on the people $$$$ standing in line to help take down our Democracy. If President Obama would have jumped on this he would have cried foul way sooner than this but Obama wanted our democracy to work as it should.

I thank God for those WOKE and True American Citizens who spoke up and continue to speak up. Don't ever stop being honest.

You need to rebroadcast your 2017 shows..


Nov 11, 2019, 7:20 pm Reply

STOP CALLING IT A "transcript"!!!!! It is a "summary", CLEARLY pointed out on the written pages that were made public. The ACTUAL transcript AND the recordings of that phone call are stored away in a highly secretive NSC Server!!! We MUST have access to that….FOIA now…


Nov 11, 2019, 7:28 pm Reply

Rachel Maddow? I would fly from Los Angeles to New York, or to DC (I once lived there…long story) …but I would journey just to meet you (AND Susan) and buy you dinner. I'd invite my fiance' David along. He grew up in the Bronx, not that it is relevant, but he would talk a lot. David currently resides in DC…not in politics, but he has opinions. So…in an "alternate reality" perhaps someday this will happen…just wanted you (and Susan, hope I got that right) to know that there are actual real people out here who support you.
Kindest Regards, Tim

Michael Moore

Nov 11, 2019, 7:32 pm Reply

Fake news and trump will win again in 2020..
Get your tampons and tissues ready!

Michael Moore

Nov 11, 2019, 7:33 pm Reply

Rachel Maddow?
She’s a punk!

I would love to fight that dude!

Michael Moore

Nov 11, 2019, 7:34 pm Reply

Rachel has tuna breath..

She must had fish for lunch, huh?

Pat Peacock

Nov 11, 2019, 7:48 pm Reply

Well give us the real transcript

Stacey Wilcox

Nov 11, 2019, 7:49 pm Reply

They will never budge. Just say that, and acknowledge that it’s a cult. Then tell everyone who is listening the facts. He is getting booed at the World Series and UFC fights. People are paying attention

Franklin Adams

Nov 11, 2019, 7:55 pm Reply

The educated man & woman should know, That 47% is same 47% that voted for the Hockey Mom (Palin) to be VP of the US.

Dr. Beau Hightower

Nov 11, 2019, 8:05 pm Reply

Mr Reagan reads the transcript here

Henk G.D. Luth

Nov 11, 2019, 8:06 pm Reply

well…if trump doesn't know what  is wrong with the call, he's just the wrong kind of president.

Bill Pii

Nov 11, 2019, 8:18 pm Reply

Trump lives in a dream world that only he can see. In short he is completely nuts

James Sefcak

Nov 11, 2019, 8:51 pm Reply

Those who choose to continue supporting Trump are people who have been fully 'conned' and prefer to stay inside their little world of 'make believe' of pretending?

Anthony Smith

Nov 11, 2019, 9:18 pm Reply

Re Trump's suggestion of a fireside live broadcast- never has the phrase "go down in flames " been more appropriate!

Normando Binkier

Nov 11, 2019, 9:28 pm Reply

:09 – that is correct. Not even you nancy or your buddy shiff the leaker and liar of the year.

Normando Binkier

Nov 11, 2019, 9:33 pm Reply

The people elect their president. Not a political party. I'm wondering where the doj or the scotus is on this issue?

Grace Torsanko

Nov 11, 2019, 10:44 pm Reply

Just to take a break I watched some videos about how stupid (or just not educated about the basics regarding out government, geography, space etc.) people are and it made me understand the high percentage of the no impeachment votes.


Nov 11, 2019, 10:46 pm Reply

What percentage of voters are objectively tuned in to the present day political situation in America? I bet it's in the 30% range at best. Which means the rest of the 70% will vote with bias. Not a winning formula unfortunately.

Rosa ingram

Nov 11, 2019, 11:03 pm Reply

I have learned a lot


Nov 11, 2019, 11:05 pm Reply

I'm watching the speaker of the house on colbert on hardball on YouTube.


Nov 11, 2019, 12:03 am Reply

Why is this guy always yelling? It's obnoxious.

Cynthia Hawkins

Nov 11, 2019, 1:06 am Reply

She shares that 'glasses sometimes worn' thing with Anderson Cooper.

Ora Broughton

Nov 11, 2019, 1:42 am Reply

Pronounce Kal-u- gin speak it fast

Scott Cole

Nov 11, 2019, 1:50 am Reply

WARNING! Trump will not read the real transcript. I'm guessing he'll read a version of it that exists only in his imagination. After reading his fictitious transcript by the fireside, his followers will be more supportive than ever.

Olga Chenault

Nov 11, 2019, 2:20 am Reply

Yes, Rachel Maddow has explained it where a woman with two brain surgery and dyslexia
can understand and follow where she is going with the story. To a very well researched answer.

Herman Klump

Nov 11, 2019, 2:41 am Reply

Did someone turn the gaslights on? The transcript shows extortion and David Dennison want to have a fireside chat.


Nov 11, 2019, 3:23 am Reply

Solve this problem: a percentage of Trump supporters only watch Fox/propaganda, and the rest don't watch any news.

Perry Clark

Nov 11, 2019, 3:41 am Reply

So, the Republicans National Council was aware of Russia's interactions with Trump and at the least knew about the use of Wikileaks without the security chiefs' warnings. Yet 'Moscow Mitch' refused to allow public exposure of the interference. The GOP (gutless outdated profiteers ) then did everything to hide their guilt from Muellar by cooking the investigating powers. What a gormless lot the American public have shown themselves to be.

Daryl Leckt

Nov 11, 2019, 4:12 am Reply

"impeaching and removing trump from office is the most patriotic action in american history"

The American People

Gary V

Nov 11, 2019, 6:27 am Reply

Ha! — Joe Biden seems to be above the law according to Demsi!
More MSNBC lying and DISGRACEFUL PROPAGANDA styled NEWS as usual!
MSNBC is a propaganda machine, so let's boycott and get MSNBC out of Airports worldwide.

Mr Bluntforce T

Nov 11, 2019, 6:34 am Reply

`Inquiry` is`nt pronounced `Incuri` you shmuck!

Marco Polo

Nov 11, 2019, 7:11 am Reply

people who still believe that trump is being impeached for a phone call, surely also believe that a murderer is sentenced for just holding a gun…A bank robber for talking to a bank teller…

it's not what you use, but what you use it for….sadly 12 years of bad daycare leave scars in the mind…

Jim Battersbee

Nov 11, 2019, 7:22 am Reply

White, racist, Christian extremists will not want Trump impeached. The USA is just another fascist shithole.

D. Moore

Nov 11, 2019, 7:25 am Reply

Wow this is some hypocritical propaganda, pathetic.

N.G.H. Calmarena

Nov 11, 2019, 8:08 am Reply

"…Follow his logic…" Rachel Maddow said. That's impossible because it's just not there.


Nov 11, 2019, 8:55 am Reply

It's okay Rach, here's a scoop, hot off the press

Mary Hjort

Nov 11, 2019, 9:23 am Reply

Yes, its a straight call. It was clear as a bell a quid pro quo.

Trollkiller botsmacker

Nov 11, 2019, 11:14 am Reply

Syria is just part of the conmans supersrtucture of crime.

Ukrainian corruption by trump and cronys is protected by the wag the dog of giving the kurds to assad.

Is this a high crime? Or misdemeanor?

Did people die?
Are people dying over the event?

People dying over this scandal.

People lose their jobs. Good civil servents trashed by a conman.

Jim Murray

Nov 11, 2019, 11:23 am Reply

Show sucks.. liers

Wassily Kandinsky

Nov 11, 2019, 11:34 am Reply

Rachel Maddow, you said you don't get Trump's logic when he says "read the transcript" when the transcript shows his wrongdoing. But his base understands "read the transscript" as if that was proof that there is no wrongdoing there. We should not ignore that Trump ALWAYS chooses his rethoric in order to treat his base. He talks like they think. This tactic of demagoguery should be officially exposed, debunked and analyzed every single day. Create a show: The tactics of demagogs or something like that. I think the USA needs some education here.

cooky cooky

Nov 11, 2019, 12:36 pm Reply

I dont no about any one else but she has just educated me right now by the way she answered his question thumbs up to you girlfriend 👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

marc chesley

Nov 11, 2019, 12:36 pm Reply

How are these polls keep changing? One minute 53% say he should be impeached and removed from office than a few days later it drops back down to 49%. Pollsters are making money and their statistical math is junk math! They are no more reliable than the weather man!


Nov 11, 2019, 12:41 pm Reply

As a bystander, let me say this is causing a great deal of interest in the Constitution and how the US tripartate system works – questions are often raised by viewers comments here on YouTube that I'd never previously considered, and which require some reading, and/or further viewing, to find the answers. Case in point is Section 4 of the 25th amendment – when the President's speech becomes slurred, or he talks obvious nonsense, or makes up words, people frequently ask why the 25th isn't being invoked. The answer being that invoking Section 4 of the 25th is the sole prerogative of the Cabinet, requiring a majority of Cabinet Members to vote for such an action (which given they are all appointed by the President, is highly unlikely to happen). So, no matter how much an outsider may say "he's obviously a lunatic!" or words to that effect, it makes no difference. It's not our call.

Pam Timmins

Nov 11, 2019, 12:57 pm Reply

trump is getting impeached and rightfully so. He is totally illequiped for this job… one wants daily chaos in their lives unless they are bipolar and have a finetic mind with no clear focus, that is trump, I don't want to live in trump world it is a scary destructive place…..Impeach Indict Jail trump! SAVE OUR COUNTRY AND THE REST OF THE WORLD FROM trump and the cowardly gop thugs!….great interview and reporting, I love Rachel she makes all this trump chaos clear and concise, trump is a sociopath.

hit ’em Up

Nov 11, 2019, 1:39 pm Reply

Pelosi knows what she's doing unlike trump.

hit ’em Up

Nov 11, 2019, 1:41 pm Reply

Trump gave his defenders a new ray of hate,that's why they aren't swayed by the facts Mr.O'donnell

James anoia

Nov 11, 2019, 1:45 pm Reply

Which Americans are polled? You people are whacked

Bucky Pinata

Nov 11, 2019, 3:37 pm Reply

When has MSNBC reported actual news?

Kevin Montegomery

Nov 11, 2019, 3:40 pm Reply

That's just great Rachel but when I want to see The Late Show I tune in and I did see this already.
I want to ask you Rachel what happened to the coverage on Jeffrey Epstein, why is it that you and the rest of the Media won't touch this story.It's all over The UK media and papers and has never stopped.Because the famous Prince Andrew was Epsteins Pal.And the Royal family has always protected pedophiles did you know this Rachel.Epstein was killed new evidence supports this. As someone that has been watching you for some time I find it shocking that you think that this is not a story.Don't you feel that you have a moral obligation to all these children.You realize that just because they killed Epstien this story cannot go away.Are you being told by your boss not to touch this story.How as a journalist can you not report these horiffic tradgedies of these children invovled with this case.People are being murdered over the protection of this pedophile ring.How as a society are we suppose to view you.Are you able to have your own platform or is your program all about numbers.I just will never understand watching you all these years how you can justify in anyway not covering pedophiles that are living in this society.This is an injustice to our society.How are we as citizens suppose to except what you ignore as a journalist.Are you that shallow that you cannot do the right thing.Is this job so important to you that you won't use your voice to protect us the citizens of this country.Or do you and the rest of the Media think that it's ok that children be abused.How do you sleep at night knowing what you know that I'm saying is the truth?I feel bad for you Rachel I do !

Mardi Strong

Nov 11, 2019, 3:52 pm Reply

Yup we are learning what the republicans are corrupt & they have been- like this for years— , 45 has exposed the hate,corrupt,liair ,cheating republicans

Ted Bennett

Nov 11, 2019, 3:56 pm Reply

I hate politicians… Hey Nancy, before it was a matter of politics, impeachment was a political process, and when the polls didn't support it, neither did you, and NOW that the polls support it, you want to claim it isn't political?? IT IS POLITICAL. stop lying, stop spinning. The Mueller report PROVED crimes were committed by Trump.. but the polls didn't support impeachment!.. and neither did you. So you can SHOVE your lies.. People like YOU are why Americans hate politicians.

David Anthony

Nov 11, 2019, 4:05 pm Reply

Donald Trump knows his stupid followers will never read the transcript and just by saying he will read it on live TV is enough for his supporters without having to do so. This is a zero accountability President because his party and voters are unaccountable. Donald Trump is the White Power Santa Clause and has plenty of Russian Oligarch stocking stuffer money for his corruptable republicans.

David Anthony

Nov 11, 2019, 4:16 pm Reply

Rome is burning down by stupidity.

Kelly Lewellyn

Nov 11, 2019, 4:24 pm Reply

Love you Rachel! You are my most trusted news and explanation source. Thanks for breaking it down for us!

Miche Bernier

Nov 11, 2019, 5:01 pm Reply

I'd like him to read the real transcript not the rough one put forth, though that was damaging enough. If he really wants the American people to believe him, the recording of the call would be just fine.

Rex Ruggless

Nov 11, 2019, 5:15 pm Reply

Trump 2020 keep America great.

James Murphy

Nov 11, 2019, 5:26 pm Reply

“Should impeach AND remove from office” is a badly worded question.

You’d get higher polling numbers if you drop “remove from office”.

Some people want evidence first.


Nov 11, 2019, 9:21 pm Reply

You notice during the floor Nancy stands next to a posterboard of the flag and the one Republicans chose to create and display next to them is one of Russia. What was said… all roads lead back to Russia.


Nov 11, 2019, 9:23 pm Reply

Is this the same woman who explained in detail how Trump could not win the 2016 election? She went on and on about how Trump had no chance and then years of Trump russia that blew up in her face. . surprisingly they still employ her as a reporter.

Ewald Bracko

Nov 11, 2019, 12:04 am Reply

Pelosi always tries to play it "safe". And that's actually her greatest problem because of that kind of behavior she never acts boldly and takes any risk by doing what is actually the right thing to do.
And that is one of the main reasons why so many people actually dislike her.

DancesInCombatBoots !

Nov 11, 2019, 12:37 am Reply

I'm all for a tRump fireside chat, as long as donnie's on fire. Is that mean? I really don't care, do you?

Carla Corcoran

Nov 11, 2019, 12:41 am Reply

People have learned more about the US Constitution from TRMS in 3 years than they ever did in their K-12 education.
Thank you!

Orchid Lilly

Nov 11, 2019, 12:46 am Reply

Can't stand this guy, he holler's * as he were a sports caster ,instead of talks, this said it was Rachel Maddow Show, so i was mislead……….yet am greatful for her attendance here, she's the best!!!!

John Riggs

Nov 11, 2019, 2:15 am Reply

We already read the transcript, thanks Don. We want to hear the story about your tax returns please?

Savanna Ouellette

Nov 11, 2019, 4:14 am Reply

I always take notes when I watch Rachel and I always learn new things from her great explanations.

Aunty Mammalia

Nov 11, 2019, 5:04 am Reply

I'm thinking about the voting system, and how that could be even more manipulated to get Trump in office for a second term. John Oliver did a good piece on that, and I think that should get some intense scrutiny right now.

Jan Gaikwad

Nov 11, 2019, 8:04 am Reply

No….NOBODY IS LEARNING….god i feel so alone. I'M going to protest my assault at the local jail and I'll be alone again. For Now. But I'm not the only one.

George B

Nov 11, 2019, 12:06 pm Reply

Poor Desperate Democrats, grasping at straws .

Chris K

Nov 11, 2019, 4:32 pm Reply

You silly democratic wabbits! tricks are for kids

ron perry

Nov 11, 2019, 8:48 pm Reply

man you would like to think someone who is ratings of drop so far out of site that she would try to tell the truth for a change

Jaycee Russell

Nov 11, 2019, 3:33 am Reply

Nancy needs to retire, Biden should have been impeached, why the hypocrisy?

Jaycee Russell

Nov 11, 2019, 3:37 am Reply

You will not give either, Hypocrisy makes me sick, not a fan

Dean Loftin

Nov 11, 2019, 3:52 am Reply

Just saw an ad to purchase a constitution flavored candle from Trump's reelection campaign. How many would you like to order?

Pat Sobczyk

Nov 11, 2019, 3:56 am Reply

What is everyone waiting for, Korea is popping off ballistic missile tests at Japan, the Middle East is a total mess, Kurds are dying because of this man, PLEASE IMPEACH NOW!!


Nov 11, 2019, 4:06 am Reply

I'd like a fireside chat where he reads his own tax returns.

Pinoy Wit

Nov 11, 2019, 4:23 am Reply

Maddow: "…I don't get it." [his logic]

Maybe because Trump isn't following logical thinking? He's gaslighting. The "What you see and hear isn't real" strategy.

Franklin H

Nov 11, 2019, 4:49 am Reply

With all the Fake-News you keep spewing, this is DEFINITELY the time to let this garbage EXAGGERATED News wash-over me.👎🏿😒

JoAnn Holmes

Nov 11, 2019, 4:54 am Reply

Burning down the American Constitution is his fireside chat already!


Nov 11, 2019, 5:16 am Reply

Rachel i really want one of your signed books would you consider a trade for one of my art paintings?

Havoc Goose

Nov 11, 2019, 5:51 am Reply


Korpulian Santos

Nov 11, 2019, 6:05 am Reply

I think Pelosi should be president.

John Harding

Nov 11, 2019, 6:43 am Reply

Brilliant statement by Rachel Maddow.

Dawn-Marie Langlois

Nov 11, 2019, 7:42 am Reply

Rachel does more research than ALL the reporters combined. If only those on the trump bring would hear Rachel even ONCE

Gala Mehl

Nov 11, 2019, 2:11 pm Reply

It is so astounding to know how many delusional people live perfectly ordinary lives and nobody knows they are insane.

Get To The Point Already

Nov 11, 2019, 4:21 pm Reply

Take a drink every time Rachel says "Russia".

Cheryl Burke

Nov 11, 2019, 8:13 pm Reply

I am PROUD an THANK Pelosi an Schiff an all who are going through all of this !!!

Wayne Gill

Nov 11, 2019, 8:23 pm Reply

Rachel talks on how much she has learned about politics and the inner workings of the Trump administration and the mind set of the current Republican Party. What she has learned is how corrupt the political arena can become in the fight for power and greed. Rachel Madow has shared with all of her follower's what she has learned. She is a great teacher and I have learned a lot from her over the last couple of years. LOVE YOU RACHEL MADDOW

Llewellyn Kereiff

Nov 11, 2019, 9:57 pm Reply

Read the transcript….. the whole conversation please. Not just the edited version

Red Neckle

Nov 11, 2019, 11:25 pm Reply

Rachael your sooo Ignorant 😆

Fye F

Nov 11, 2019, 1:52 am Reply

But you’ll crooks a liar Democraps liar’ewww I hate thimanley Racheloooo

Robinson Chistian

Nov 11, 2019, 3:11 pm Reply

Wow you lost me when the first thing you do is give aoc any credible. Her caucus she is saying that on purpose

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