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MSNBC freaked out on Friday morning, offering multiple segment on the Trump administration’s new restrictions on funding for clinics that provide abortions or refer women to those who do. An MSNBC graphic provided the typically slanted tone: “Targeting Women’s Rights.” Well, apparently there’s no debate then.
MSNBC Live co-host Ali Velshi huffed that Donald Trump is actually doing things people elected him to do: “A number of things that are happening seem to be appeals to the base.... These are the kinds of things that keep that base faithful to Donald Trump that is just not concerned. The Israel embassy, there is this Planned Parenthood move.”
Sense - Self - Awareness - Velshi - Something
With no sense of self awareness, Velshi complained: “There something dangerous though with wanting the President to follow through, through executive orders and through regulation, that is not legislative?”
Where was MSNBC when Barack Obama repeatedly used executive orders?
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Later in the morning, Hallie Jackson talked to the executive vice president of Planned Parenthood, Dawn Laguens. She fretted:
So the administration is framing this for groups like yours as either stop performing abortions altogether or only operate using private money. Are either of those options palatable for you?
Jackson - Laguens - Parenthood - File - Lawsuit
Jackson repeatedly prompted Laguens on whether Planned Parenthood would sue over this: “Does that mean file a lawsuit?... Not ruling out a lawsuit then, Dawn, right?”
Partial transcripts are below. Click “expand” to read more:
MSNBC GRAPHIC: Targeting Women’s Rights: Planned Parenthood Vice President: New Trump Proposal “Would Have Devastating Consequences”
ALI - VELSHI - Matt - Welch - Editor
ALI VELSHI: Joining me now to discuss this is Matt Welch. He’s the editor at large for the libertarian Reason and Zerlina Maxwell, the director for progressive programming at Sirius XM. Good morning to both off you. Zerlina, you and I have been talking a bit this week. A number of things that are...
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