MSNBC carefully screens its interviews to make sure only anti-Trump voices are heard on the air.
Looks like somebody’s getting fired!
Speaking on the cable network today, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy during the Bill Clinton presidency called President Trump’s speech on the opioid epidemic “the best presentation of this issue I’ve heard in over a decade.”
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Barry McCaffrey appeared on MSNBC to discuss Trump’s remarks, in which the president declared the country’s opioid crisis to be a public health emergency.
Host Chris Jansing asked McCaffrey, a retired Army general, for his thoughts on Trump’s remarks.
“This was, I think there is no doubt about it, Gen. McCaffrey, a call to action. The question is, how specific a plan for action and will the plan work? What did you hear from the president today?” Jansing asked.
McCaffrey said that Sen. Ed Markey (D., Mass.), who previously pushed for more details on funding for Trump’s effort to address opioid abuse, had valid concerns.
“Well, I agree with Sen. Markey, you got to have the funding at some point,” said McCaffrey, who went on to praise Trump’s speech.
“But Chris, I got to be blunt. That’s the best presentation, comprehensive overview of this issue I’ve heard in over a decade,” said McCaffrey, Clinton’s former drug czar. “Just simply magnificent.”
McCaffrey added that he wished Trump mentioned Dr. Nora Volkow of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, noting that “we actually understand this issue quite well.”
Next week, MSNBC plans to simply interview Joy Reid 257 straight times on the air, so that this terrible truth-telling doesn’t happen again.