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June 3, 2020
As a bonus for AM Joy listeners, we’re sharing a special preview of Season 3 of The Oath with Chuck Rosenberg, an MSNBC podcast hosted by former U.S. Attorney, senior FBI official and acting head of the DEA, Chuck Rosenberg. The Oath is a series of revealing conversations with fascinating men and women who took an oath to serve our nation. Who and what shaped them? What drew them to this work? How did they overcome adversity and failure? These captivating stories exemplify what is best about our country: integrity, civility, service, humility, and collective responsibility. Listen to the first episode with former Secretary of Defense and CIA Director Leon Panetta, and subscribe to the series: https://link.chtbl.com/0R2hHEAR?sid=news.description%20
June 1, 2020
The George Floyd protests against police brutality nationwide, in the wake of the killing of this unarmed black man while in police custody in Minnesota, are being met by forceful tactics by police and other law enforcement agents, who have been deployed in response to what many believe are infiltrators destroying property. St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter discusses this unrest, telling Joy Reid, “I'm calling for peace but I'm not calling for patience.” NEXT: The George Floyd protests are being met with police tactics that are “militarized” Rep. Ilhan Omar tells Joy Reid, adding, “That kind of aggression truly does beget more aggression.” THEN: In the wake of George Floyd’s murder, Rep. Ayanna Pressley calls on Congress to be the “conscience of our nation” by addressing legislation that battles police brutality. AND: MSNBC’s Ali Velshi recounts his experiences of the Minneapolis protests to Joy explaining, “I think there was undisciplined behavior by the police and the national guard separate and apart from whether there were provocateurs in the group.” PLUS: The George Floyd protests on Saturday are discussed by Sen. Tina Smith who tells AM JOY, “What happened last night was, I hope, a turning point.” ADDITIONALLY: George Floyd protesters must see the government enact reforms soon Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee tells Joy saying, “Hesitancy and waiting have created what we are seeing.” Minnesota officials also give the latest updates on the George Floyd protests in their state. All this and more in this Sunday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.
May 30, 2020
Minneapolis protests in the wake of the death of unarmed black man George Floyd after he was taken into police custody may be attracting white supremacists and other infiltrators, according to recent statements by Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz. Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison tells Joy Reid, ‘The people who would go out on the street to protest for justice for Mr. Floyd are not going to burn down the historic social justice advocacy groups for the Native American community... That's not what these kinds of folks do.’ THEN: Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Fey have emphasized that most of the violent actors inflicting damage during the George Floyd protests against police brutality on Friday night are organized, out-of-state agitators. MSNBC analyst Brittany Packnett Cunningham tells Joy Reid that despite this,’What would set all of this to calm is to deal with the conditions that caused people to react in the first place.’ AND: White supremacist and other agitators who have allegedly infiltrated the George Floyd protests are attracted to chaos and anarchy terrorism expert Jim Cavanaugh tells Joy Reid. PLUS: Minnesota and Minneapolis officials detail the damage done during the protests, call for peace, and announce that they will be calling on greater enforcement resources support this evening’s curfew. All this and more in this Saturday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.
May 25, 2020
Joe Biden’s “you ain’t black” gaffe--referring to black voters who may be considering Donald Trump--is responded to by radio host Charlamagne Tha God, on whose show Biden made this controversial statement. Charlamagne Tha God joins Joy Reid to discuss saying, “It has to come to a point where we stop putting the burden on black voters to show up for Democrats, and start putting the burden on Democrats to show up for black voters.” NEXT: Joe Biden 2020 campaign advisor Karine Jean-Pierre, who just joined the former vice president’s team, addresses the question of whether the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee will pick a black woman as his running mate. Jean-Pierre, who is also an MSNBC analyst, tells Joy Reid, “The campaign needs to hear what it is the base wants.” AND: Coronavirus “pandemic pay” and other provisions that benefit frontline workers in the House HEROES Act are promoted by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), who tells Joy Reid, “Those workers expose themselves to the virus every day... We owe them this pandemic pay.” PLUS: The coronavirus pandemic’s unequal economic impact is exposing the need for a $25 minimum wage and greater worker protections, activists say. Joy Reid and her panel discuss. THEN: Trump could drag down the Senate GOP in the 2020 election experts predict, as incumbents such as Sen. Lindsey Graham and more Republicans face potent Democratic opponents. FINALLY: The coronavirus pandemic has hit workers such as meatpacking employees, food service personnel, and other low income job holders in a profound way. MSNBC’s Joy Reid and activist Dr. Rev. William Barber will present a program on the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economically vulnerable called, American Crisis: Poverty and the Pandemic. Reid and Barber discuss the impetus behind the coming special, which airs on Sunday, May 31 at 9 pm ET on MSNBC. All this and more in this Sunday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.
May 23, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic will not delay Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in his quest to confirm as many federal judges as possible, according to his own statements. Meanwhile, the recently-passed House HEROES Act, which would help the nation cope with the economic fallout of the pandemic, has yet to make it to the Senate floor. Joy Reid and her panel discuss. THEN: Sec. of State Michael Pompeo’s lavish Madison Dinners did not have a single Democrat, according to reports. Joy Reid and her panel discuss these supposedly diplomatic events that targeted wealthy, conservative Americans using taxpayer dollars, and other actions by Pompeo our experts consider inappropriate. NEXT: Coronavirus statistics are being manipulated by GOP governors’ administrations in states such as Georgia and Florida critics say. Joy Reid and her panel discuss how this could impact citizens as states reopen. PLUS: Donald Trump’s campaign head is accused of making millions off running the campaign, in addition to other figures in the president’s orbit who appear to be profiting off his presidency and re-election efforts. AND: Trump allies stand accused of continually trying, but failing, to harm Joe Biden ahead of the 2020 election, sometimes with illusory stories, experts say. FINALLY: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo gives his daily COVID-19 update covering the New York region. All this and more in this Saturday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.
May 17, 2020
Coronavirus outbreaks nationwide will impact voting in November, leading voting by mail to become more popular as an option that enables voters to stay safe. Yet, many Republicans are battling vote by mail initiatives, and some believe plans are afoot by the Trump administration to use the U.S. Postal Service to allegedly influence the collection of mail-in ballots. Voting rights activist and former Democratic candidate for Georgia governor Stacey Abrams joins Joy Reid to discuss, saying that in her view, the GOP is fighting vote by mail because, “Republicans are deeply afraid that they will be held accountable for their mismanagement.” NEXT: Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) faces allegations that he engaged in insider trading using his former position as chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee to glean knowledge about the coronavirus pandemic to allegedly trade stocks before the market crash. Could Burr face reprisals from Donald Trump due to the Senate Intelligence Committee agreeing with U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia influenced the 2016 election--a finding the president consistently attempts to refute? MSNBC legal analyst Glenn Kirshner joins Joy Reid to discuss. THEN: Coronavirus frontline nurses lack enough protective gear, needed psychological support, adequate sick leave, and more, healthcare professionals tell Joy Reid. Lorna M. Johnson, nurse midwife and healthcare executive, urges those who want to help our nurses to search with her name on Change.org and sign the petition urging legislators to address these critical needs in the battle against COVID-19. AND: Donald Trump and Republican leadership continue to fixate on and blame former President Barack Obama amid the coronavirus pandemic. That did not prevent Obama from criticizing the Trump administration’s COVID-19 response in a recent, televised commencement address. PLUS: Coronavirus protective gear is being given to the New York City homeless population by Backpacks For The Street, a non-profit that has distributed 2,000 backpacks with wipes, masks, and hand sanitizer since the beginning of the pandemic. Joy Reid is joined by Backpacks For The Street founders Jeffrey Newman and Jayson Conner on how you can help them serve some of the most vulnerable people in America. FINALLY: Donald Trump has fired four inspectors general in six weeks sparking outrage, yet few consequences so far. MSNBC analyst Elise Jordan joins Joy Reid to discuss. All this and much more in this Sunday edition of AM Joy on MSNBC.
May 16, 2020
Breonna Taylor’s police shooting death leaves many unanswered questions in the wake of this tragedy during which Louisville, Kentucky police killed this unarmed black woman in her sleep after attempting to serve a no-knock warrant to a suspect already in custody.  Attorney for Breonna Taylor’s family, Ben Crump, Esq., joins Joy Reid to discuss. Then: Coronavirus-related economic relief has been demanded nationwide on a bipartisan basis Sen. Cory Booker tells Joy Reid, adding, ‘The challenge we have right now is a president, and a leader of the United States Senate, Mitch McConnell, who seem to not feel a sense of urgency[.]’ Plus: Joe Biden’s potential vice presidential pick, his campaign’s level of outreach to the black community, and more were discussed in a viral op-ed by black women activists published last week in The Washington Post. One of the writers of that editorial, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Alicia Garza, joins Joy Reid to discuss, saying, ‘Black women as the backbone of the Democratic Party are in essence in danger of staying home.’ And: Breonna Taylor’s mother tells her account of what happened on the night of her daughter’s police shooting death in Louisville, Kentucky, from the time Breonna’s boyfriend called her after what he perceived to be a break-in, through her attempts to find her daughter after the ambulance carrying her left the tragic scene. Additionally: The CDC introduced new coronavirus guidelines on Thursday to help businesses and more as states decide to reopen, this after the White House pushed back on an earlier and reportedly more comprehensive set of guidelines. Dr. Corey Hébert, co-chair of the Louisiana governor’s COVID-19 Minority Task Force, tells Joy Reid, ‘When we are looking at schools and the guidance that we need for restaurants, we need a lot more guidance at first glance.’ Finally: Joe Biden must ‘atone for’ the aftermath of the 1994 crime bill he authored, which contributed to the mass incarceration of African-Americans--among other acts many blacks see as negatively impacting their communities--if Biden wants their support, MSNBC analyst Brittany Packnett Cunningham, tells Joy Reid. All this and more in this Saturday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.
May 11, 2020
Ida B. Wells and Nikole Hannah-Jones were just awarded the Pulitzer Prize for journalism in 2020. Both African-America women, Wells received her award posthumously for her coverage of lynching in America during during the late 1800s, while Jones was awarded for her 1619 Project about the legacy of slavery. Michelle Duster, Well’s great-granddaughter, and Jones, join Joy Reid to discuss. And: Coronavirus-related job losses top 20.5 million, as the unemployment rate reaches almost 15 percent, the highest rate since The Great Depression. Joy Reid and her panel discuss a new ad from The Lincoln Project that details the horrible impact of the mismanagement of the pandemic, and Donald Trump's reaction to the ad. Plus: Shooting death of unarmed, black Georgia man Ahmaud Arbery while he was jogging by two white men with guns raises calls for Georgia to institute hate crime laws. Lawyer for the Arbery family, S. Lee Merritt, Esq., joins Joy Reid to discuss the case. Next: The shooting death of unarmed black man Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia by white men with guns, and the subsequent actions of the criminal justice system in response, are analyzed by experts including historian Jelani Cobb who tells Joy Reid, ‘I think that there is so much about this situation that is horrific.’ Finally: Donald Trump’s White House has rejected CDC guidelines for reopening leaving many doctors and other health care experts appalled at the lack of federal leadership in battling the coronavirus pandemic. All this and more in this Saturday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.
May 4, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic, Trump's failures of governance, and more are discussed by former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, who tells Joy Reid that we will need to build a stronger, better America in the wake of the pandemic, and that, 'That's going to require the kind of leadership we don't have now.' Rice also comments on whether she is aware of any vetting by Biden's staff of her record as a possible vice presidential pick. And: Donald Trump's planned West Point graduation speech, requiring 1,000 students to return to campus during the coronavirus pandemic, is slammed by veteran Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL). Duckworth tells Joy Reid that this plan amounts to, 'needlessly exposing them to danger.' Plus: Trump has lost the support of a former devotee, veteran David Weissman, who is now a Democrat supporting Joe Biden. Weissman explains his transformation to Joy Reid, telling AM JOY, 'I learned that many things I've been told for many years are false.' Then: Trump could lose voters to Rep. Justin Amash's presidential run as a Libertarian if he were to win that party's nomination and enter the 2020 race. MSNBC analyst Elise Jordan, and election researcher and forecaster Rachel Bitecofer, who is also assistant director of the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University, join Joy Reid to elaborate. Also: Trump has hinted that his administration may deny federal coronavirus relief funds to sanctuary cities. Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM) joins Joy Reid to discuss, saying, 'The president is doing his best to distract from his own failures.' Haaland also addresses the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Indigenous American communities. Then: Trump's insinuation that the coronavirus is manmade is debunked by critics, after the U.S. intelligence community issued a statement affirming that the virus that causes COVID-19 is not man-made. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and Dr. Ashwin Vasan join Joy Reid to discuss the likely impact the president's apparent belief to the contrary is having on the pandemic fight. Finally: A coronavirus track that fights the virus in an innovative way -- by promoting hand washing and social distancing, while targeting young people, and people of color -- has been created by rap icon Doug E. Fresh and Dr. Olajide Williams of Hip Hop Public Health. '20 Seconds or More' in part seeks to address the racial disparities of the pandemic, which is more deeply impacting communities of color. All this and more in this Sunday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.
May 2, 2020
Donald Trump has used the Defense Protection Act in order to force meat plants to stay open, leading to concerns for safety as worker deaths and coronavirus infections rise at these facilities. Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) and Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, MSNBC Senior Medical Contributor, join Joy Reid to discuss. Then: Coronavirus infection and death outcomes continue to be worse for people of color as many states reopen, leading some to question whether a cultural cheapening of the lives of working class people--many of whom are people of color--is taking place. Dr. Brittney Cooper, author of 'Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower,' and Seth Harris, Former United States Deputy Secretary of Labor, join us to discuss. Next: Coronavirus relief proposals in the works among Democrats in Congress include cancelling rent, ensuring protective equipment for essential workers, and more Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) tells Joy Reid. Plus: The timeline leading up to and including the sexual assault allegation against Joe Biden by Tara Reade is presented by Joy Reid, who outlines 27 years of events, reports, online publications, and more surrounding Reade' accusation. Finally: Tara Reade's sexual assault allegation against Joe Biden is analyzed by former federal prosecutor Cynthia Alksne, who tells Joy Reid, :You would have to have a serious interview to find out why the story has changed so much.” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo also gives his daily coronavirus press briefing. All this and much more in this Saturday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.
April 26, 2020
Donald Trump's erroneous statements on coronavirus treatment via injecting disinfectants, plus the CARES Act pandemic relief bills, are discussed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who tells Joy Reid, 'Medical professionals have come forth and said no, [the president] has gone too far this time.' Next: Trump signing an executive order limiting immigration during the coronavirus pandemic is discussed by Beto O'Rourke, who tells Joy Reid that it is, 'Really important for us at this moment to remember that a quarter of those who are working in our clinics, in our hospitals right now, were born in another country.' And: Joe Biden must pick a black woman as his vice presidential running mate to excite key elements of the 2020 base experts say. Michael Harriot, senior writer at TheRoot.com, tells Joy Reid, 'We know black women are the Jordan of the Democratic party.' Plus: The coronavirus pandemic is exposing economic, racial, and environmental disparities that have always existed in the U.S., but now can no longer be denied, Rep. Rashida Tlaib tells Joy Reid. Then: Coronavirus questions and concerns are addressed by public health experts in conversation with Joy, as they discuss when there will be a vaccine, and a new report stating America may need up to 20 million tests a day to reopen with some safety. Finally: Donald Trump-led coronavirus briefings and unedited media coverage of them must end politics expert Tiffany Cross asserts. All this and more in this Sunday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.
April 25, 2020
Coronavirus bill complaints and demands from many in the GOP such as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are criticized by Sen. Kamala Harris who tells Joy Reid she is "fighting for" more support for working people in coming legislation. And: The coronavirus response and decision to reopen many businesses in the state of Georgia by Gov. Brian Kemp is questionable Atlanta Mayor Keshia Bottoms tells Joy Reid, adding that she does think helping the economy in Georgia "should be at the risk of people's lives." Plus: The coronavirus response in Georgia orchestrated by Gov. Brian Kemp is being slammed as politically motivated by politics experts, who harshly critique Kemp's decision to reopen key businesses in Georgia. Next: Donald Trump's coronavirus disinfectant"'treatment" idea is slammed by doctors and other experts as dangerous and deadly. Joy Reid and her panel discuss. Finally: Joy sits down with an expert journalist on Palantir, a private company that will partner with the U.S. government on coronavirus testing, and which has been called, "the weaponization of surveillance capitalism." All this and more in this Saturday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.
April 19, 2020
Donald Trump's economic coronavirus response is critiqued by Sen. Sherrod Brown, who is working with his colleagues in the Senate to introduce legislation that can help everyday people financially survive the pandemic. Brown also discusses a potential VP pick for Joe Biden, plus the racial disparities in the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. And: Trump's coronavirus plan for states is critiqued by Rep. Madeleine Dean, who tells Joy Reid, 'We have to be guided by the science, and the humanity.' Then: Communities of color are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, in terms of infection rates and deaths. What can be done to address these disparities threatening black, Native American, undocumented, and additional communities? Joy Reid and her panel discuss. Plus: Trump's white working class voters apparently often align with GOP plutocrats on the president's coronavirus response, and the push to reopen the economy. Jane Mayer, staff writer at The New Yorker, joins Joy Reid to explain. Next: Donald Trump voters are fueling protests against stay at home orders in some states experts say, as these picketers are also slammed for evoking the black civil rights movement in the language of their demands. Finally: Coronavirus relief for small businesses has gone to many large firms such as chain restaurants, according to reports. Joy Reid and her panel discuss the tiny firms who say they were pushed out of the small business bailout, and what can be done about it. All this, plus Barack Obama's endorsement of Joe Biden in full, in this Sunday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.
April 18, 2020
Donald Trump's activities related to coronavirus stimulus spending will be monitored, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) tells Joy Reid adding, 'Trump can't fire a free press, he can't fire Congress, and he sure can't fire me... We're going to stay on top of him for oversight.' And: Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison speaks out on losing his mother to the coronavirus pandemic, telling Joy, 'I can say, and my brothers can say, and my son can say, that we know from firsthand experience how absolutely serious coronavirus is.' Then: The coronavirus response of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is critiqued by Rep. Val Demings (D-FL) who tells us, 'The governor's primary responsibility is the preservation of human lives.' Plus: The necessary coronavirus response apparently lagged at a Smithfield Foods pork processing plant in South Dakota critics say, allegedly leading to a massive COVID-19 outbreak, according to widespread reports. Are meat workers facing a choice between their health and their livelihoods across the United States? All this and much more in this Saturday edition of AM Joy on MSNBC.
April 12, 2020
The coronavirus response in the U.S. and the intelligence warnings pointing to a possible pandemic are now under review by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff among other government bodies. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) joins Joy Reid to discuss saying, 'We need to be prepared for the next round when this comes back.' Next: Coronavirus relief for everyday workers, plus the Post Office, which is losing revenue due to the pandemic, is promoted by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) who tells Joy Reid, 'This is the time for the federal government to step up and not only deal with the coronavirus... but also deal with the kind of economic crisis it's created in a comprehensive way.' Then: Face mask correct usage during the coronavirus outbreak, and proper glove usage and removal, are explained by health expert Lorna Mae Johnson, who demonstrates the right way to wear a protective face covering. And:The coronavirus pandemic's impact on small businesses is discusses by Rep. Denny Heck (D-WA) and a panel of small business owners of color. Heck tells Joy Reid, 'We have to act as soon as possible to help these businesses survive.' Plus: Coronavirus and religion in the age of Trump are discussed by Joy Reid and her panel, as fears arise that many of the president's evangelical followers and more will ignore pandemic warnings and gather for religious celebrations such as Easter. All this and more in this Sunday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.
April 11, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic response of the Donald Trump administration, the disproportionate impact of the coronavirus on people of color, and the negative impact of the pervasive lack of healthcare coverage in some parts of the U.S. are discussed by Joy Reid and her guests, including Rep. Joaquin Castro. He tells AM JOY that in his view, 'This administration continues for the most part to bungle this response.' Then: Donald Trump promoting the unproven anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as a coronavirus cure alarms many experts. Why does the present continue to tout it, despite the potential dangers? Joy Reid and her panel discuss. Next: Coronavirus fears rise as Easter approaches, as experts are concerned that holiday gatherings and church services may spread the virus further. Reverend Raphael Warnock joins Joy Reid to discuss saying, 'We ought not worship the building. We need people to be safe.' Plus: Coronavirus risks, missing ballots, nullified ballots, and more deeply impacted the recent Wisconsin election, which voting rights expert Ari Berman calls the 'one of the worst in history' in terms of likely mass disenfranchisement. Also: Coronavirus youth outreach by Rapper A$AP Ferg and Dr. Sampson Davis targets young people and more with a message on the risks they too face during this pandemic. Then: A new coronavirus bill is being debated by lawmakers to provide additional relief, but Republicans and Democrats are apparently at an impasse. Rep. Gregory Meeks, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, and more guests join Joy Reid to discuss. Finally: Is the coronavirus threat being used by the GOP to hinder voting? Joy Reid and her panel discuss the GOP standing accused of resisting mail-in ballot use during pandemic, and more. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo also gives his daily update on the pandemic in his state, in this Saturday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.
April 5, 2020
Coronavirus pandemic responses of Donald Trump and members of the Trump administration are critiqued by Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN), who tells Joy Reid, 'If this is a public health war, we need a general, and what we have in Donald Trump is a pretender.' Next: Coronavirus testing will be critical to bringing the pandemic under control congressman from the highly-impacted states of Washington and California tell Joy Reid. How can the Trump administration use it's authority to increase the production of test kits and more? Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) and Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) join Joy Reid to discuss. Then: The coronavirus pandemic response over the next two to three weeks could be crucial according to health experts, who urge Americans to limit their activities as much as possible during this time. Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, joins Joy Reid to discuss. Plus: Coronavirus pandemic-linked price gouging is addressed by New York Attorney General Letitia James, who tells Joy Reid, 'I urge everyone to remain calm, and to listen to the facts.' And: Donald Trump's treatment by many in the daily press during the coronavirus pandemic is analyzed by MSNBC analyst and Vanity Fair reporter Gabe Sherman, who tells Joy Reid, 'They've surrounded him in a cocoon of normalcy that validates him as though this type of behavior is legitimate.' Finally: The coronavirus pandemic responses of Trump, NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams are compared and contrasted by Joy Reid's panel, after Cuomo gives a press briefing on the status of the outbreak in his state. All this and more in the Sunday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.
April 4, 2020
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio discusses the coronavirus outbreak in his city, as deaths from the pandemic start to surpass 2,000, telling Joy Reid, 'this is like the equivalent of being in a war.' Then: The coronavirus pandemic's disproportionately higher impact on communities of color is discussed by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) who tells Joy Reid 'institutional racism' in healthcare and the economy is likely partially to blame. Next: Coronavirus relief checks could take weeks to come, as not everyone has direct deposit, MSNBC host Ali Velshi tells Joy Reid, adding 'direct payments to people would be more efficient.' And: Jared Kushner's statements on who controls the national stockpile of medical supplies have sparked outrage, as many people believe he implied that the precious resources needed to fight the coronavirus pandemic belong to the federal government and not states. Plus: The relatively slower coronavirus responses of Florida Gov. DeSantis and other conservative governors--plus the likely fallout--is critiqued by Joy Reid's panel. Finally: Coronavirus whistleblo​wer, Navy Captain Francis Crozier, who was dismissed after attempting to protect the women and men under his command from the spread of the pandemic, is discussed by Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-IL)--an Iraq war veteran. All this and more in this Saturday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.
March 30, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic leadership of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is compared to that of Donald Trump by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), who tells Joy Reid, "We should all be coming together to try to conquer COVID-19." Then: Coronovirus testing roll-out being drastically increased is discussed by Rep. Ben Ray Luján, who stated on AM JOY, "Take this seriously Mr. President. We need real leadership. Get the tests out." Plus: The coronavirus pandemic response requirements are not "a doomsday prediction" Dr. Corey Hébert tells Joy Reid, adding, "We must socially distance. There's no way around this." And: The coronavirus will come to red states next former Sec. of Health Kathleen Sebelius tells Joy Reid, adding "We need to be the United States of America, and our president has to get over that this is not about him." Dr. Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, also joins to discuss. Next: Early coronavirus outbreak coverage on Fox News could boomerang against the media giant as the pandemic spreads, as some hosts on the media outlet at first apparently downplayed what is now a global health crisis. Finally: Trump’s coronavirus response is criticized by Joy Reid, who says, "We pay the president to manage emergencies for us… America, functionally, at the moment has no president."
March 28, 2020
Coronavirus cases have reached over 100,000 confirmed infections in the United States, the first country to do so during this pandemic. Joy Reid and her panel discuss how the Trump administration should have prepared for the coronavirus pandemic, and the plight healthcare workers on the frontlines are facing today. Then: Coronavirus spikes are expected in Louisiana after Mardi Gras, and perhaps Mississippi where Gov. Tate Reeves has said he will not recommend a lockdown for the state. Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) and Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) join Joy Reid to discuss. Next: The Coronavirus relief bill just passed by Congress, which offers billions in support to small and large businesses, may also help many workers stay employed according to former Obama official Seth Harris. Here’s how. Plus: The coronavirus response from some conservatives has been that to save the economy it may be necessary for the elderly and the vulnerable to be willing to sacrifice their lives in the name of ending social distancing. Joy and her panel analyze the backlash. All this and more in this Saturday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.
March 23, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic’s economic fallout is discussed by Sen. Cory Booker who tells Joy Reid that for him, regarding the coronavirus stimulus bill, ‘The number one concern is workers, workers, workers.’ Then: Sen. Amy Klobuchar seeks to protect the 2020 elections with a bill that will make early voting and mail-in voting the norm, and provide funding for states for this expansion. Klobuchar joins Joy Reid to discuss. Next: Coronavirus protections such as masks are in short supply, as doctors in New York City are reportedly actively looking for protective gear as the pandemic hits their city. Joy's panel explains why protective gowns, masks, and more supplies are needed for doctors, nurses, and patients now. And: Coronavirus social distancing is promoted by director, actor and activist Rob Reiner and actor and author Max Brooks--who also both promote comedy to cope with the coronavirus pandemic--in conversation with Joy Reid. All this, plus a briefing by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo who asks for more help from the federal government, in this Sunday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.
March 21, 2020
The coronavirus bill ideas from Senate Democrats put workers first, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) tells Joy Reid adding, "We want to get this done in the right way, for workers." Schumer also addresses the fact that some senators are under fire for stock sales before the market plunge. And: The coronavirus bill in the U.S. Senate targeting the pandemic and its economic fallout is discussed by Sen. Kamala Harris who tells Joy Reid Senate Democrats are pushing for the realization that ‘working people need help, not big businesses.’ Then: Coronavirus testing is far behind where the United States needs to be, experts say. Meanwhile, medical workers are facing a shortage of masks and gowns, some asking the public for help. Joy Reid and her panel discuss. Plus: The Coronavirus bailout bill overlooks workers’ and small business owners’ needs, by not providing support at the same levels offered to huge businesses, food industry and labor experts tell Joy. Finally: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo addresses how New York City and the rest of his state are coping with its sudden spike in coronavirus cases, and the plan to fight the spread of infections through a statewide "pause" in most activities. All this and more in this Saturday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.
March 15, 2020
Donald Trump’s government ‘simply failed’ to deliver the needed coronavirus tests Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) tells Joy Reid adding, ‘…the promise that the CDC director made, [is] that regardless of insurance, the government will pay any additional cost beyond insurance, or the full cost if there's no insurance, for coronavirus testing.’ And: The coronavirus quarantine in Italy is described by an American who lives there, and her Italian cohabitant, who are on lockdown near Florence. Then: The Coronavirus relief bill passed by the House, the possibility of closing all public schools, and more are discussed by Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL), who tells Joy Reid, ‘This is not about right vs. left. It’s about right vs. wrong.’ Plus: Price gouging due to the coronavirus is a large concern of lawmakers according to Rep. Joe Neguse (D-CO), who tells Joy Reid that Americans are urged to, ‘be kind to each other in this moment when we are facing some unique challenges.’ Next: Coronavirus coverage on Fox News is false and misleading, experts say. Joy Reid and her panel discuss the impact this could have on the largely older Fox News audience. Finally: The Coronavirus outbreak may hurt Democratic primary voter turnout as the race between frontrunner Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders continues. Joy Reid and her panel discuss Sunday’s Democratic debate and more. All this and more in this Sunday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.
March 14, 2020
The first coronavirus death in New York City is discussed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who tells Joy Reid, ‘The death is obviously very unfortunate[.]’ Plus: Donald Trump’s federal government response to the coronavirus is slammed by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who tells Joy Reid, ‘We’ve been calling and begging for help.’ And: The Trump administration’s roll out of coronavirus testing is slammed by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) who says, ‘The testing to this point has been a disappointment and unfortunately has made this situation worse.’ Then: The Trump administration’s coronavirus testing lags far beyond other countries according to reports. Director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, Dr. Ashish Jha, tells Joy, ‘Our estimates are we should be doing 100-150,000 tests a day in the United States. We're not even doing a tenth of that right now.’ Next: The Coronavirus outbreak is deeply impacting low-wage and hourly workers. Former U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards joins Joy Reid to discuss saying, ‘One of the things this coronavirus pandemic has helped us see is, it’s peeled back the onion of the low-wage economy.’ All this and more in this Saturday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.
March 8, 2020
Coronavirus cases in the U.S. are steadily climbing, as American authorities test far fewer people than other countries per day. Robinson Meyer, staff writer at The Atlantic, joins Joy Reid to discuss his reporting on what he describes as the Trump administration’s slow coronavirus response. Next: Trump’s response to the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. is compared to President Woodrow Wilson’s response to the ‘Spanish Flu’ outbreak during WWI, during which Wilson lied to the public to prevent panic about the deadly, viral outbreak that killed 675,000 Americans. Presidential historian Michael Beschloss joins to discuss. Then: Corruption accusations aimed at Hunter Biden are compared to the ultimately fruitless Hillary Clinton email probes, by former U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul, who tells Joy Reid, ‘we learned there was no criminal activity there, but we learned it after 2016,’ adding, ‘I hope we’re smarter this time around.’ Plus: Coronavirus cases now number over 107,000 worldwide, as Italy quarantines millions in an attempt to contain the epidemic. NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel joins Joy Reid with his reporting. And: Bernie Sanders’ ability to appeal to the important base of black voters in the Democratic party will be key if the senator is to secure the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Faiz Shakir, campaign manager for Bernie Sanders 2020, joins Joy Reid to discuss. All this and much more in this Sunday edition of AM Joy on MSNBC.
March 7, 2020
Donald Trump’s coronavirus outbreak response is under fire by health experts. Joy Reid and her panel discuss, including Kathleen Sebelius, former United States Secretary of Health and Human Services, who tells AM JOY, "I think we’re in a very dangerous period." And: Coronavirus concerns are sending stock markets tumbling, and leading to economic losses across many sectors as travel plans, conferences, and business initiatives are cancelled. MSNBC’s Ali Velshi joins Joy Reid to discuss the impact of the lack of health insurance coverage for many Americans, and the economic costs of what many see as the mismanagement of the Trump administration’s coronavirus response. Plus: Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz stands accused of "misplaced humor" regarding coronavirus concerns by wearing a gas mask on the House floor. Author Rick Wilson joins Joy Reid to discuss, also saying, "we may have to pay a price" for how the Trump administration is handling the coronavirus outbreak.  All this and more in this Saturday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.
March 1, 2020
Joe Biden as the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate is strongly supported by Sen. Doug Jones (D-Alabama) who tells Joy Reid, "We're trying to bring this country back to some normalcy and unite people. I think Joe Biden has that ability." And: Joe Biden winning the South Carolina Democratic primary is discussed by U.S. Senate candidate Jaime Harrison who tells Joy Reid regarding what is believed to be record-high voter turnout, "It says to me that this new south is emerging and as I've been saying South Carolina is going to be the tip of the spear." Then: The Donald Trump administration’s coronavirus response is discussed by former Obama official Dr. Kavita Patel who tells Joy Reid that the statements of Trump administration leaders such as Sec. of State Mike Pompeo are, "sending a message to the world that there is no room in the Trump administration for facts." Plus: The Selma march for voting rights in Alabama and Bloody Sunday are being commemorated this Sunday, March 1, 2020 to honor the 55th anniversary of this historic milestone of the Civil Rights Movement, which is Sunday, March 8. Rep. Terri Sewell, whose hometown is Selma, tells Joy Reid, "It’s a time to be renewed from the inspiration of folks like Rep. John Lewis, for us to rededicate ourselves to the cause they fought for." All this and more in this Sunday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.
February 29, 2020
2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg discusses the South Carolina primary, the Trump administration’s coronavirus response, and his leadership background versus other candidates, also telling Joy Reid of his continuing black voter outreach, "what I do have is a determination to continue reaching out." And: Rep. James Clyburn discusses his endorsement of former Vice President Joe Biden for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, telling Joy Reid, "The fact of the matter is our party basically is center left." Plus: Joe Biden feels confident going into the South Carolina Democratic primary according to reports. Is the former vice president banking on winning big in this critical state to build momentum towards Super Tuesday? Joy Reid and her panel discuss. Then: A Bernie Sanders surrogate and a Tom Steyer surrogate debate which candidate best represents the interests of Americans. All this and more in this Saturday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.
February 27, 2020
As a bonus for AM Joy listeners, we’re sharing a special preview of Into America, a new podcast about politics, about policy, and the power that both have in shaping the lives of the American people. It is hosted by Trymaine Lee and features the journalists of NBC News. For the first episode, Trymaine heads to East New York, a community that experienced more stops than any other part of New York City under Former Mayor Bloomberg’s stop and frisk policy. In order to have a real shot at the Democratic nomination, Bloomberg needs the support of Black voters. Days before announcing his candidacy, Bloomberg apologized for the policing tactic. But will his past decision to champion the use of stop and frisk hurt his chances? Subscribe to Into America now: https://link.chtbl.com/7BcTGqT3?sid=description
February 23, 2020
Billionaire Democratic candidates’ impact on the 2020 presidential race, and the impact of extreme wealth on democracy, are fiercely debated by MSNBC analyst Jonathan Capehart, who has worked on a previous Mike Bloomberg campaign, and whose partner currently works for Bloomberg 2020, and extreme wealth critic Anand Giridharadas, author of ‘Winners Take All.’ Maria Teresa Kumar, president of Voto Latino, also joins Joy Reid to discuss. But first: Bernie Sanders’ win in the Nevada caucus is impacting South Carolina primary predictions, with some questioning whether a Democratic socialist can win this and other key states. Joy Reid and her panel discuss the impact of Sanders’ potential 2020 presidential nomination on the future of the Democratic party. Then: Donald Trump’s impeachment compared and contrasted to the impeachment investigation into Richard Nixon is discussed by former Watergate prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks, who elaborates on this and more in her new book ‘The Watergate Girl.’ Plus: Bernie Sanders winning the Nevada caucus and becoming the 2020 presidential frontrunner is also linked to Bloomberg’s run for president by author and extreme wealth critic Anand Giridharadas, who tells Joy Reid, ‘Something is happening in America right now that actually does not fit our mental models.’ All this and more in this Sunday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.
February 22, 2020
Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez and Nevada Democratic Party Chair William McCurdy, II discuss the Nevada caucuses and concerns that the Democratic party is headed towards a contested convention in conversation with Joy Reid live from Nevada as the caucuses are conducted. Then: The 2020 Democratic presidential nominee will face a vast disinformation machine according to various reports, and Democratic voters will likely face what many see as voter suppression. How will Democratic voters respond to these threats? Joy Reid and her panel discuss. Plus: Joe Biden 2020 presidential campaign advisor Cristobal Alex discusses Biden aiming to finish in a top spot in the Nevada caucuses, telling Joy Reid, ‘We’re very confident.’ Also: Nevada Democratic voters care most about the policies of candidates concerning healthcare, immigration, and more—not their race or gender, according to MSNBC correspondent Trymaine Lee, who spoke to Nevada Democratic voters of color on the eve of the Nevada caucuses.  And: Democratic candidates seeking the 2020 presidential nomination are now courting working class workers. Daniel Wasik, a precision machinist, and Jess Morales Rocketto, political director at the National Domestic Workers Alliance, speak out on what they want in 2020 from candidates, in additional to social respect, in conversation with Joy Reid live from Nevada.  All this and more in this Saturday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.
February 16, 2020
2020 presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren addresses Mike Bloomberg, women succeeding in U.S. politics, funding universal childcare, and more telling Joy Reid, ‘We need an America that doesn't just work for billionaires. We need an America where we invest in our people.’ Plus: Michael Bloomberg’s 2020 campaign advisor Tim O’Brien is asked about Bloomberg’s disability rights record during his time as mayor of New York City, the allegations of sexism against the Democratic presidential candidate, and the legacy of stop-and-frisk, telling Joy Reid and her panel, ‘Stop-and-frisk was egregious. Bloomberg will continue to apologize to people of color for the rest of his career.’ Then: The Republican party might be responsible for what many see as America’s possible, apparent slide towards authoritarianism, according to co-author of ‘How Democracies Die,’ Steve Levitsky. Levitsky joins Joy Reid to discuss. And: The new MSNBC show ‘What’s Eating America’ tackles immigration, the food industry, and more by examining the stories of people working to raise, process, and harvest what we eat. ‘What’s Eating America’ host Andrew Zimmern joins Joy Reid to discuss saying, ‘It is confounding to me how few people understand the vital nature that these undocumented, documented, migrant, visa workers in our food system play.’ Next:  Tracey Winbush, president of the Ohio Black Republican Association, joins Joy Reid's panel to debate and defend Donald Trump. All this and more in this Sunday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.
February 15, 2020
William Barr’s possible impact on the Department of Justice, and the behavior of GOP senators who have supported Donald Trump, are analyzed by Joy Reid’s panel, including former GOP Congressman David Jolly who asserts, ‘There is no post-Trump Republican party for a generation.’ And: William Barr’s independence from Donald Trump is questioned by legal experts. Do some federal prosecutors fear reprisals under Barr’s Department of Justice related to cases with political implications? Joy Reid and her panel discuss. Then: William Barr’s role in the Trump administration is discussed by former federal prosecutor Cynthia Alksne who tells Joy Reid that in her view, ‘Barr has destroyed his reputation.’ Plus: Stop-and-frisk and its impact on young men of color when Michael Bloomberg was the mayor of New York City is discussed by Bloomberg 2020 co-chair Rep. Bobby Rush who tells Joy Reid that the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate seeks ‘atonement,’ adding, ‘I believe he's the only one right now who can defeat Donald Trump and that has to be our number one priority.’ All this and more in this Saturday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.
February 9, 2020
Donald Trump is called a ‘corporate socialist’ by Bernie Sanders campaign manager Faiz Shakir in addressing critiques that Sanders’ term ‘Democratic Socialist’ may turn off key voters. Shakir also tells Joy Reid, ‘We are going to bring about unity in this party.’ And: Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar lag far behind Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg in the Democratic race for the 2020 presidential nomination. Are these women candidates being overlooked? Joy Reid and her panel discuss the ‘likeability’ critique often applied to women Democratic candidates. Then: Trump and the fate of the GOP Senators after the Senate trial in which they acquitted the president after his impeachment in the House are discussed by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), who tells Joy Reid, ‘The thing that bothers me the most is when I hear senators say the president's going to learn from this.’ Plus: Trump treated the State of the Union like a scripted reality TV show many experts say. How might Democrats compete with the president’s show business sensibility? Also: New Hampshire and other voters are asked: Who will get the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination? Watch Joy Reid get their answers live from a restaurant in New Hampshire, two days ahead of the New Hampshire primary. Finally: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is celebrated with the nickname ‘Nancy the Ripper’ by one AM JOY guest after she tore up Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech on camera. Joy Reid and her panel also discuss Gayle King’s supporters, and more of the biggest political and newsmaking winners of the week, in this feel-good segment, ‘Who Won the Week.’ All this and more in this Sunday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.
February 8, 2020
The Iowa caucuses ended in controversy after changes to the process initiated in part by the Democratic National Committee. These changes are discussed by DNC communications director, Xochitl Hinojosa, who tells Joy Reid, ‘I think the caucuses and this system will definitely be looked at after 2020.’ And: Bernie Sanders apparently did well in the Iowa caucuses, but faces persistent doubts about his appeal to mainstream black voters. Chuck Rocha, senior advisor to the Bernie Sanders campaign, joins Joy Reid to discuss saying, ‘83% of our South Carolina staff are African-American,’ among other forms of ‘investment’ in communities of color. Plus: Pete Buttigieg’s apparent struggle with black voters and the controversies surrounding race and policing during his time as mayor of South Bend, Indiana, are discussed by MSNBC analyst Jonathan Capehart, who tells Joy Reid the New Hampshire debate showed the, ‘deficiencies he has to address if he wants to get beyond New Hampshire.’ Then: Donald Trump as assessed by Sen. Susan Collins may have ‘learned’ from his impeachment according to the U.S. senator from Maine—or at least she apparently hopes the president has learned. In an editorial called, ‘Dear Susan Collins…,’ Joy Reid critiques Sen. Collins’ different statements regarding Trump’s Senate acquittal as a snap shot of Trump’s ambivalent support in the Senate, in contrast to Sen. Mitt Romney’s clear statements regarding his guilty vote against GOP party lines. All this and much more in this Saturday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.
February 2, 2020
Pete Buttigieg in Iowa on Sunday addressed the Des Moines Register poll being withdrawn right before the Iowa caucuses, reportedly because his name was left out during at least one polling call. The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and former mayor of South Bend, Indiana also joins Joy Reid to discuss his record on policing, the inclusive meaning behind Buttigieg’s appeal to "heartland voters," and much more. And: Billionaires Mike Bloomberg and Tom Steyer are competing for the moderate vote in Iowa against Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, and Amy Klobuchar. How will the nicknamed ‘billionaire wing’ of the Democratic party fare in the Hawkeye State, particularly against progressives? Joy Reid and her panel discuss. Plus: The Iowa caucuses are upon us. The 2020 Democratic presidential field presents an unusual divide to voters of the Hawkeye State, between progressive candidates who rely on small donations, and self-funded billionaires dominating the airwaves will campaign ads. Tim O’Brien, senior advisor to billionaire Mike Bloomberg’s 2020 presidential campaign, joins Joy Reid to discuss.  Then: Michael Bloomberg "was the single biggest donor to women running in vulnerable districts in the 2018 midterms," senior advisor to Mike Bloomberg’s 2020 presidential campaign Tim O’Brien tells Joy Reid. Joy Reid and her panel discuss Bloomberg pouring money into downballot races and get out the vote efforts, versus the perception that he is “buying” his way into the 2020 Democratic presidential race. Finally: MSNBC's Trymaine Lee interview voters of color in Iowa for their views on the 2020 Democratic candidates, and more. All this and more in this Sunday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.
February 1, 2020
The Donald Trump impeachment trial in the Senate is being questioned for its validity, if the Senate GOP won’t allow new witnesses, according to legal expert and MSNBC analyst Benjamin Wittes. Wittes tells Joy Reid, "People in states with these senators... need to think about whether they feel okay about [them proudly saying] it's time to proceed to a fateful decision on a national security matter with ignorance." Plus: Donald Trump’s actions have been called wrong by not impeachable by many in the GOP, but will Republicans hold the president accountable for his misdeeds, even if they don’t find him guilty in the Senate impeachment trial? Joy Reid and her panel discuss. Plus: Rep. Deb Haaland joins AM JOY telling people that Elizabeth Warren, who she endorses for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, "has been an ally of Indian Country for a long time." All this and more as Joy Reid broadcasts a special Saturday edition AM JOY from Iowa in anticipation of the Iowa Caucuses.
January 27, 2020
Lesson one: win Iowa. An astounding number of Democrats and Republicans won their party's nomination after winning first in the Iowa caucuses—but America's first battleground hasn't always been a priority for campaigns. Jimmy Carter was the first to realize that a win there could propel a candidate into the national spotlight. Chris Matthews examines Carter's approach to the 1972 campaign with Gerry Rafshoon, who handled political advertising for the candidate, and veteran journalist Judy Woodruff, who covered the campaign in her early years with NBC.
January 26, 2020
The Donald Trump impeachment trial in the Senate has seen lawyers for the president present arguments without calling for the introduction of witnesses or documents. Rep. Val Demings joins Joy Reid to discuss saying U.S. Senators, "should demand to hear from additional witnesses and see supporting documentation." And: Donald Trump’s lawyers’ in the president’s Senate impeachment trial are making defense arguments that don’t hold up legal expert Jill Wine-Banks says. Wine-Banks tells Joy Reid, "You can absolutely demand something without the person knowing you are withholding[.]"Plus: Donald Trump supporter Lindsay Graham is critiqued by U.S. Senate candidate for South Carolina Jaime Harrison, who tells Joy Reid, "People ask me each and every day: what has happened to Lindsay Graham?" Next: Donald Trump impeachment trial observers call for witnesses in the Senate proceedings now, while many Republicans want to call Democrats as witnesses, yet do not want Democrats to call their own witnesses. Journalist Mehdi Hasan of The Intercept and former congressman Jack Kingston join Joy Reid to debate. All this and more in this Sunday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.
January 19, 2020
Rep. Ayanna Pressley revealing her struggle with alopecia is helping to break down the stigma surrounding hair loss, while inspiring countless people across America. Rep. Pressley joins Joy Reid on this special edition of Who Won the Week, telling Joy Reid, ‘Hair is political. So far as who won the week it's the millions... that are living daily with the trauma and stigma of hair loss.’ Pressley also discusses Elizabeth Warren, the 2020 presidential race, whether it’s important to have a woman president, identity politics, and more. AND: The Donald Trump impeachment trial in the Senate is discussed by Rep. Terri Sewell who tells Joy Reid, ‘We need to put the pressure where the pressure deserves to be, on Mitch McConnell and the senators.’ PLUS: Ukraine scandal-related documents show that Lev Parnas engaged in conversations with a Devin Nunes staffer regarding the Ukraine aid. Former Republican member of Congress Carlos Curbelo joins Joy Reid to discuss Parnas and the state of the GOP telling AM JOY, ‘I find Lev Parnas credible.’ THEN: Donald Trump has a high approval rating among Republicans, but there are many prominent members of the GOP who want the president to be defeated in the 2020 election, even if that means electing a Democrat. Republican media strategist Rick Wilson, author of ‘Running Against the Devil: A Plot to Save America from Trump--and Democrats from Themselves,’ joins Joy Reid to discuss saying, ‘You don't have to crush Donald Trump by 5 million votes... You need to crush him by 271 electoral votes.’ All this and much more in this Sunday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.
January 18, 2020
Lev Parnas’s interview with Rachel Maddow in which Parnas makes allegations implicating Donald Trump, Attorney General William Barr, and more is discussed with Maddow on AM JOY with Joy Reid. Maddow tells Joy that Parnas described Barr as, in Parnas’ opinion, allegedly being "fully apprised of what was going on in Ukraine." Joy Reid and her expert guests also discuss the president's impeachment legal defense team, new information regarding the treatment of Ambassador Maria Yovanovitch, and reporting concerning Lev Parnas' possible links to Florida politics. All of this and much more in this Saturday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.
January 12, 2020
Joy Reid goes one-on-one with Tony Schwartz to discuss his insight into Donald Trump's behavior after the fallout over Iran. Joy also goes one-on-one with congresswoman Barabara Lee to discuss her stance against the 2002 AUMF, and how it has come into play again today with Iran.  Also, a new poll of black voters shows Vice President Joe Biden with a steady lead. Will any of the other 2020 democratic candidates be able to gain traction? Also, weeks after Donald Trump's impeachment, the Senate awaits the official articles of impeachment from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Joy and her panel discuss what's to follow.
January 11, 2020
Iran has admitted to unintentionally shooting down a Ukrainian plane amid increased tensions between the U.S. and Iran. Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, retired, joins Joy Reid to discuss, saying of the ongoing conflict between America and Iran, ‘Let's wash away all the lies and all the cheating and all the stupidity and incompetence... And let's just look at what we did.’ And: Puerto Rico has suffered another 6.0 earthquake, one of many major aftershocks after Tuesday’s 6.4 magnitude earthquake, which left more than 2,000 people homeless. Former journalist and current resident of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Yaro Ralph, joins Joy Reid to discuss. Plus: Donald Trump’s pending impeachment trial in the senate has prompted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tweet, ‘Every Senator will have to vote: is their loyalty is to the President or the Constitution?’ Joy Reid and her panel debate whether sending both impeachment articles to the Senate simultaneously is wise, with one panelist commenting that Peloi is playing 'chess' versus the president. All this and more in this Saturday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.
January 5, 2020
Former 2020 Democratic candidate Julián Castro joins AM JOY on MSNBC on what he plans to do after withdrawing from the race. He comments on the role of money in politics, and also tells Joy Reid, 'Ahead of 2024, I believe the DNC should look at the order of states,' regarding Iowa. Plus, Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) joins Joy Reid to discuss the U.S. airstrike that killed Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, saying, 'There is no authorization to use force against Iran. The imminent threat--we don't know about it.' Former U.S. ambassador Michael McFaul also joins, saying, 'What is scary to me is that there does not seem to be a process in place to develop and implement a national security policy.' Plus, national campaign chairman for Mike Bloomberg, former Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter joins the show to discuss Bloomberg's record in New York, and how it relates to his presidential aspirations. Joy Reid is joined by these and even more expert guests who bring you the latest analysis of the most important political stories of the week, in this Sunday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.
January 4, 2020
Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani being killed in a U.S. airstrike is discussed by Sen. Debbie Stabenow, who tells Joy Reid that Donald Trump and other American officials who made the decision to kill Soleimani, "have now put us in one of the most riskiest situations that we could be in." Expert guests discuss this and more in this Saturday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.
December 29, 2019
Nancy Pelosi is praised for presiding over the Donald Trump impeachment process successfully, and is hailed as one of the most powerful House speakers of all time. Joy Reid and her panel discuss why House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ‘Won the Year’ in 2019 politics. Plus: Reps. Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib are praised for their innovative legislation introduced in 2019 by political expert, Tiffany Cross of The Beat DC. And: Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate must have witnesses to offer fresh testimony constitutional expert Laurence Tribe tells Joy Reid. Tribe adds that hearing from witnesses such as Mick Mulvaney and more will, ‘dot the i’s and cross the t’s and resolve any remaining ambiguity.’ Next: Trump’s impeachment vs. Bill Clinton’s impeachment offer ‘no comparison’ when weighing the surrounding circumstances according to former Sen. Barbara Boxer, who also tells Joy Reid, ‘I have stopped trying to predict what this [president] will do.’ All this and more in this Sunday, year-ending edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.
December 28, 2019
Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnell are apparently in a stalemate over the articles of impeachment, yet experts stress the fact that Donald Trump remains impeached regardless of whether the articles of impeachment are sent to the Senate, sparking a trial. Joy Reid and her panel discuss. Next: Can senators such as Mitt Romney be persuaded to support the Trump impeachment trial in the Senate, and if not, should Nancy Pelosi not send the articles of impeachment over? Then: Trump is touting the economy amid his impeachment proceedings, but will the voters be swayed? Former Sen. Byron Dorgan discusses what he calls the economy engineered by former President Barack Obama, Mitch McConnell’s controversial statements on a possible Senate trial, and his book, ‘The Girl in the Photograph: The True Story of a Native American Child, Lost and Found in America.’ Plus: Bernie Sanders could win the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination according to insiders quoted in a new Politico report. Joy Reid and her panel discuss Democratic leaders questioning why the formerly diverse 2020 field is now led by older, white men. All this and more in this Saturday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.
December 22, 2019
Shocking new documents in the Trump-Ukraine scandal have recently emerged. R. Jeffrey Smith, National Security Editor of The Center for Public Integrity, joins Joy Reid on U.S. government documents his organization is pursuing through FOIA requests, allegedly detailing insights including that, ‘There was huge anxiety within the government that the [Ukraine] aide halt was not only unwise, but illegal.’ Then: The Trump-Ukraine scandal has seen the emergence of new documents including the so-called ‘Black ledger’ that shows payments to Manafort from the pro-Russia Ukraine government. Was Manafort’s work in Ukraine the real start of Russiagate? Joy Reid and her panel discuss. Plus: ‘Trump and His Generals: The Cost of Chaos’ examines the president’s relationships with Generals John Kelly, James Mattis, and H.R. McMaster, and how they operated in the context of Donald Trump’s reportedly chaotic foreign policy. Author of this new book, Peter Bergen, joins Joy Reid to discuss. Next: Donald Trump and many of his supporters in the government claim to want the president’s articles of impeachment to be sent to the Senate, and for there to be a Senate trial, despite the fact that many experts say significant witness testimony could be very damaging to Trump. Finally: Who won the week? Eddie Murphy, Wakanda, Watchmen, Nancy Pelosi, and more named to the top of the political and cultural leader boards this week by Joy Reid and her panel. All this and more in this Sunday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.
December 21, 2019
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has made it clear that he is apparently coordinating with the White House on the Senate trial likely to follow the impeachment of Donald Trump. Yet, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reportedly has a few chess moves of her own. House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn joins Joy Reid to discuss. And: Shortly before the historic Trump impeachment vote, Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-MA) made the case for impeaching the president in a powerful open letter to his two children. Rep. Kennedy shares more with Joy Reid.  Plus: Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci and more discuss whether Trump's presidency could survive the testimony of prominent figures such as John Bolton, Rudy Giuliani, Mike Pompeo, and more in a Senate impeachment trial. All this and more in this Saturday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.
December 15, 2019
The Donald Trump impeachment process, the likely Senate trial, and the senators who have made statements favoring the president, are discussed with Rep. Ihan Omar, who tells Joy Reid, ‘These are leaders within the Senate who are abdicating their responsibility and their oath.’ Then: As William Barr diminished the findings of the inspector general that the initiation of the Russia probe was not politically motivated, the Steele Dossier, which the IG stated did not influence the probe’s launch, has come back into the spotlight. Fusion GPS co-founders Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch, whose company commissioned the Steele dossier, discuss the reporting of Christopher Steele in that dossier, and their new book, ‘Crime in Progress: Inside the Steele Dossier and the Fusion GPS Investigation of Donald Trump.’ Plus: The Trump impeachment process, the behavior of Lindsey Graham, and more are discussed with Rep. Maxine Waters, who tells Joy that the American people, ‘are about to see McConnell and the Republicans run over the Constitution.’ And: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is being celebrated for her leadership during the impeachment process. Democratic strategist Christine Pelosi, daughter of the speaker, joins Joy Reid to discuss this, plus her new book, ‘The Nancy Pelosi Way: Advice on Success, Leadership, and Politics from America’s Most Powerful Woman.’ All this and more in this Sunday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.
December 15, 2019
Donald Trump has become the fourth president to face impeachment hearings, and will likely soon be the third to be impeached by the House. Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) joins Joy Reid to discuss. Then: Trump appears to have the full support of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, leading many to believe that an impeachment trial in the Senate would never result in a conviction. Laurence Tribe, constitutional scholar and author of, ‘To End a Presidency,’ joins Joy to discuss, saying, ‘I do think the Democrats should press hard to make this a real trial.’ Plus: The Trump impeachment hearings have featured loud, accusatory outbursts by Republicans defending the president. USA Today columnist Kurt Bardella joins Joy suggesting that, ‘Democrats need to start fighting fire with fire.’ Next: Trump’s Attorney General William Barr has publicly disputed the findings of the inspector general that the opening of the Russia investigation was legitimate and that there was no spying on the Trump campaign. What will be the implications for potential whistleblowers? Finally: Trump’s impeachment proceedings and related events have in lot in common with Andrew Johnson’s impeachment, according to Michael Harriot, senior writer at TheRoot.com. He joins Joy to discuss. All this and more in this Saturday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.
December 9, 2019
2020 presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker discusses billionaires entering the Democratic field in the race for the White House telling Joy Reid, ‘We should not have a system designed to benefit folks who can write themselves a check.’ Plus: The House Judiciary Committee holds its Donald Trump impeachment inquiry hearing on Monday, while the long-awaited DOJ inspector general’s report on the origins of the Russia investigation is soon expected to be released. Rep. Eric Swalwell joins us to discuss. Then: Russian interference in the 2016 election was in significant part targeted at African-American voters with the apparent goal of digital voter suppression, recent reports show. Shireen Mitchell, founder of Stop Online Violence Against Women, joins Joy on black voters still being subject to digital disinformation campaigns. And: Donald Trump surrogate former congressman Jack Kingston derides the impeachment inquiry into the president telling Joy Reid, ‘There’s still no blue dress. There’s no midnight break-in.’ Next: Guests celebrate Joy Reid with a birthday surprise featuring calls from her siblings, flowers, and well-wishes. All this and more in this Sunday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.
December 7, 2019
Sen. Kamala Harris announced recently that she is suspending her campaign, the only African-American woman running to unseat Donald Trump, adding to the irony that what started out as one of the most diverse presidential fields in American history, has become dominated by candidates who are white and male. And: Impeachment hearings resume Monday in the House Judiciary Committee, with House Republicans announcing that they will not mount a defense of Trump, even though they have been invited to participate in the process. Betsy Woodruff Swan, political reporter for The Daily Beast, joins AM JOY with more. Plus: Attorney General William Barr made a comment many people have perceived as a veiled threat, during a Justice Department awards ceremony this week, apparently suggesting that American citizens who do not ‘respect’ police might find themselves unprotected by police when they need them. Adam Serwer, writer for The Atlantic, brings his analysis. Then: The House Intelligence report revealed that Rep. Devin Nunes had previously undisclosed phone calls with Rudy Giuliani and his Ukrainian business associate Lev Parnas, who’s been indicted on campaign finance charges. Frank Figliuzzi, former FBI assistant director, joins Joy Reid to discuss. Finally: Amid scrutiny, Giuliani also reportedly traveled to Ukraine recently, and allegedly interviewed people known to spout Kremlin-backed conspiracy theories that target the Bidens. Why? All this and more in this Saturday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.
December 1, 2019
Julián Castro, Democratic presidential candidate, and former United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, discusses the Donald Trump administration proposing rule changes that could cause millions to lose food stamps, plus the state of the race for 2020, in conversation with Joy Reid. Plus: When the Trump House impeachment inquiry hearings resume next week, a leading Republican wants to call Rep. Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, as his first witness. Then: Trump is headed to London this week for the 70th anniversary NATO summit, just days after the Trump administration has moved to cut U.S. funding to the alliance, which many experts say would be applauded by Vladimir Putin. Vladimir Kara-Murza, Vice President of the Free Russia Foundation, joins AM JOY to discuss. And: Sen. John Neely Kennedy made the debunked argument Sunday morning on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ that Ukraine was involved in interfering with the 2016 elections, a hoax promoted by Russia, the actual, sole culprit. Finally: Who are the biggest winners of the week in politics, top news, and more? Watch and weigh in—plus, AM JOY welcomes a special ‘Who Won the Week’ guest, DNC Vice Chair Michael Blake, democratic candidate for Congressional District 15 in New York State. All this and much more in this Sunday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.
November 30, 2019
Elizabeth Warren running for president is bringing some billionaires to literal and metaphorical tears due to policies such as her ultra-millionaire’s Wealth Tax. Is there a growing fear that this progressive Democrat will win the party nomination, thus alienating some wealthy and moderate Democrats? Joy Reid and her panel discuss. And: The Donald Trump impeachment inquiry is still developing, with new revelations about the phone call Ambassador Gordon Sondland told Congress that he made to the president on September 9th, which has apparently become the centerpiece of Trump’s defense. Joy Reid and her panel of legal experts discuss reports claiming witnesses cannot corroborate this second call.  Plus: Russia’s slow creep into our democracy has been on apparent full display as many, leading congressional Republicans have rejected the findings of our own intelligence community, while pushing a completely debunked conspiracy theory that began with the Kremlin. Former CIA chief of staff Larry Pfeiffer joins Joy Reid to discuss. Then: Pete Buttigieg, 2020 presidential candidate, and Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, was the topic of an essay that went viral by Michael Harriot, which describes Buttigieg as a ‘lying MF’ for apparently controversial views he shared in 2011 on the minority education gap. Harriot, senior writer for TheRoot.com, joins Joy Reid to discuss. All this and more in this Saturday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.
November 24, 2019
The Donald Trump impeachment inquiry has featured the first public, televised hearings in two decades, reminding many of the Watergate Hearings. Joy Reid and her panel compare and contrast the impeachment hearings of Nixon, with the House impeaching inquiry of Donald Trump, plus media coverage of both. And: Donald Trump disparaged former Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch on Twitter during her public impeachment hearing testimony. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) joins Joy Reid to discuss, telling AM JOY that this behavior of the president, ‘should be considered in the impeachment resolution.’ Plus: Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg officially entered the 2020 presidential race, ending several weeks of will-he-or-won’t-he speculation about a late entry into the already-crowded Democratic primary. Joy Reid and Stephanie Ruhle discuss Bloomberg's late entry. Then: For many Americans the economy under the Donald Trump administration is not performing well, with some sectors of the economy reportedly in a recession. CNBC’s John Harwood joins Joy Reid to discuss, telling AM JOY, ‘The very things that were supposed to be stimulated by the Trump tax cuts... are simply not happening.’ Finally: Devin Nunes, the top Republican participating in the Donald Trump impeachment hearings, now reportedly could face allegations that he met with a corrupt, former Ukraine official, allegedly regarding investigating the Bidens. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) joins Joy Reid to discuss. All this and more in this Sunday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.
November 23, 2019
Lindsey Graham has launched probes into Joe and Hunter Biden and the Ukrainian gas company Burisma, as a video has re-emerged of Graham praising Joe Biden in the past. Joy Reid and her panel discuss. Plus: The Donald Trump public impeachment inquiry hearings delivered bombshell testimonies this week from 12 witnesses including Fiona Hill and Gordon Sondland. Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) and Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) join Joy Reid to discuss. Then: Witnesses at this week’s public Trump impeachment inquiry hearings sounded the alarm about the threat of Russian interference in the 2020 election. New data from the Foreign Policy Research Institute shows that Russia has already chosen its favorite and least favorite candidates. MSNBC analyst Clint Watts joins Joy Reid. And: Analyses of the latest debate among 2020 Democratic presidential candidates is coming under scrutiny as impressive moments from Sen. Kamala Harris and Sen. Corey Booker apparently went under-reported, top-polling candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren was barely mentioned, and less popular candidates such as Sen. Amy Klobuchar received the greatest plaudits. Next: Billionaires such as 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer are increasingly on the defensive as populist candidates go on the attack. For example, the most popular item on the site for Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s campaign is a mug that says, ‘Billionaire Tears.’ Author Anand Giridharadas joins Joy Reid to discuss. Finally: The Trump public impeachment inquiry hearings provided another week of stunning testimony, but many Republicans continue to portray these bombshell witness accounts as inconsequential. Joy Reid and her panel of legal analysts discuss what might come next. All this and more in this Saturday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.
November 18, 2019
Donald Trump associate Roger Stone was found guilty of seven federal charges on Friday, including witness tampering, lying to Congress, and obstructing the Russia investigation. Will Trump pardon stone?
November 17, 2019
Donald Trump associate Roger Stone was found guilty of seven federal charges on Friday, including witness tampering, lying to Congress, and obstructing the Russia investigation. Will Trump pardon stone? Joy Reid and her panel discuss. And: Donald Trump went to the hospital for an unscheduled exam on Saturday. NBC News correspondent Kelly O'Donnell has the latest. Then, Trump’s alleged call with EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland, the president of Ukraine’s reported reactions to Trump’s requests regarding Hunter Biden, last week’s public impeachment hearings, and more are discussed by former CIA Chief of Staff Larry Pfeiffer, joining Joy Reid. Plus: Pete Buttigieg, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is now leading the Democratic pack in Iowa—a critical, but not a very diverse state. Dr. Jason Johnson, politics editor of TheRoot.com, joins Joy Reid to discuss. Next: The impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump public hearings have been characterized very differently on many Fox News shows, compared to other major news outlets, which instead often called out Republicans for allegedly parroting Kremlin propaganda.  Finally: Stephen Miller, White House senior policy advisor for Donald Trump, is the subject of a report by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which presents emails in which Miller reportedly shared information on white nationalist literature and other controversial topics with Breitbart.com, a web site associated with ‘alt-right’ ideologies. Michael Edison Hayden, senior investigative reporter for the Southern Poverty Law Center, joins Joy Reid to discuss. All this and more in this Sunday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 16, 2019
The public hearings in the Donald Trump impeachment inquiry began this week, with alarming testimony from career diplomats Marie Yovanovitch and William Taylor and more, regarding the president’s controversial communications with Ukraine’s president. Rep. Ted Lieu, Rep. Gregory Meeks, and presidential historian Jon Meacham join Joy Reid to discuss. Then: The debunked conspiracy theory that Ukraine interfered in our election has been voiced by Donald Trump. Now more lawmakers in the Republican party, including those commenting on and participating in the public hearings in the impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump, are doing the same. Plus: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was once very reluctant on impeachment, but has now used the term ‘bribery’ to describe communications between Donald Trump and Ukraine’s president, in discussion of possible impeachable offenses. Harvard constitutional scholar Laurence Tribe joins Joy Reid to discuss this and more regarding the impeachment inquiry of the president. Next: The Donald Trump impeachment inquiry continued full steam ahead on Saturday, with Mark Sandy, the first official from the White House Office of Management and Budget to defy the White House, testifying behind closed doors. Rep. Joe Neguse joins AM JOY to discuss. Finally: MSNBC analyst Malcolm Nance joins Joy Reid to discuss his new book, ‘The Plot to Betray America: How Team Trump Embraced Our Enemies, Compromised Our Security, and How We Can Fix It.’ All this and more in this Saturday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 16, 2019
The public hearings in the Donald Trump impeachment inquiry began this week, with alarming testimony from career diplomats Marie Yovanovitch and William Taylor and more, regarding the president’s controversial communications with Ukraine’s president. Rep. Ted Lieu, Rep. Gregory Meeks, and presidential historian Jon Meacham join Joy Reid to discuss. Then: The debunked conspiracy theory that Ukraine interfered in our election has been voiced by Donald Trump. Now more lawmakers in the Republican party, including those commenting on and participating in the public hearings in the impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump, are doing the same. Plus: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was once very reluctant on impeachment, but has now used the term ‘bribery’ to describe communications between Donald Trump and Ukraine’s president, in discussion of possible impeachable offenses. Harvard constitutional scholar Laurence Tribe joins Joy Reid to discuss this and more regarding the impeachment inquiry of the president. Next: The Donald Trump impeachment inquiry continued full steam ahead on Saturday, with Mark Sandy, the first official from the White House Office of Management and Budget to defy the White House, testifying behind closed doors. Rep. Joe Neguse joins AM JOY to discuss. Finally: MSNBC analyst Malcolm Nance joins Joy Reid to discuss his new book, ‘The Plot to Betray America: How Team Trump Embraced Our Enemies, Compromised Our Security, and How We Can Fix It.’ All this and more in this Saturday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 15, 2019
Sen. Kamala Harris, Democratic candidate for president in 2020, discusses her plan to provide childcare support to working parents, and why she believes America is ready for a woman of color to be president, telling Joy Reid, ‘I know and I have seen that the people of our country have the ability to see what they've not seen before.’ And: The next Democratic presidential debate hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post in Atlanta is just ten days away. Joy Reid and her panel discuss the reportedly unequal media attention the various candidates have received, while despite this being the most diverse field ever, all the top-polling candidates are white, and only one is a woman. Plus: Former first lady Michelle Obama, U.S. ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, the hosts of ‘The View,’ and more have been named the biggest winners in politics of the week by Joy Reid and her panel in their effervescent discussion of, ‘Who Won the Week?’ All this and more in this Sunday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 10, 2019
Sen. Kamala Harris, Democratic candidate for president in 2020, discusses her plan to provide childcare support to working parents, and why she believes America is ready for a woman of color to be president, telling Joy Reid, ‘I know and I have seen that the people of our country have the ability to see what they've not seen before.’ And: The next Democratic presidential debate hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post in Atlanta is just ten days away. Joy Reid and her panel discuss the reportedly unequal media attention the various candidates have received, while despite this being the most diverse field ever, all the top-polling candidates are white, and only one is a woman. Plus: Former first lady Michelle Obama, U.S. ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, the hosts of ‘The View,’ and more have been named the biggest winners in politics of the week by Joy Reid and her panel in their effervescent discussion of, ‘Who Won the Week?’ All this and more in this Sunday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 9, 2019
Actor Robert De Niro lights up the screen in the blockbuster movie, ‘Joker,’ and also stars in the new movie, ‘The Irishman,’ films that portray criminals during a troubling time in American politics. The legendary filmmaker and activist joins Joy Reid on the Donald Trump era, saying of the president, ‘If we don’t go through this impeachment inquiry, we’re letting him get away with something.’ Plus: The term ‘quid pro quo’ has been used to describe Donald Trump’s controversial dealings with Ukraine, in which the president apparently asked for this U.S. ally to investigate the son of U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden in exchange for various boons. MSNBC legal analyst Glenn Kirschner joins Joy Reid to discuss other terms used to describe what many see as the ‘shadow’ diplomacy of Trump in Ukraine. Then: Elizabeth Warren’s Medicare for All plan could increase people’s paychecks, Joy Reid explains in this detailed breakdown. Why the resistance? President of Business for Medicare for All, Wendell Potter, joins Joy Reid to discuss. And: There was a massive push in Virginia this election cycle that resulted in gun control groups outspending the NRA by eight to one. That spending is being credited with granting Democrats full control of the state government for the first time in over two decades. Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, joins Joy Reid to discuss. All this and more in this Saturday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 3, 2019
We now know more about where Donald Trump apparently developed his alleged theory that Ukraine, rather than Russia, hacked the DNC in 2016 in order to in some manner help Hillary Clinton—despite U.S. intelligence agencies confirming that it was the Russians. Jonathan Capehart in for Joy Reid and his panel discuss. Plus: More than half of Americans support the impeachment inquiry according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, while 49% say Donald Trump should be impeached and removed from office according to this poll, plus another from Fox News. And: With just over 100 days to the crucial Iowa caucuses, Democrats running for president in 2020 descended on ‘the Hawkeye state’ this weekend to make their pitch at the Liberty and Justice Celebration dinner. Meanwhile, new numbers from the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll out Sunday morning show the race is still far from over. Then: Fox News stands accused of attacking Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman, a decorated officer in the U.S. Army and Ukraine expert on the National Security Council, who listened in on Donald Trump’s July phone call with the Ukrainian president. Vindman was also the first Trump administration official who sat in on that call to testify in the House impeachment inquiry. Also: Rep. Maxine Waters, chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, discusses the latest in the impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump and the actions of his Republican allies. All this and more in this Sunday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 2, 2019
The battle over impeachment reached new heights this week when the House voted to endorse the impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump, a resolution that set into motion a new set of rules and procedures including public impeachment hearings. Former U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul joins Jonathan Capehart in for Joy Reid to discuss. And: This week House Democrats approved and released details of their procedures for the Trump impeachment inquiry. Jonathan Capehart and his panel of legal experts discuss their possible impact. Plus: The controversial phone call between the president of Ukraine and Trump was so ‘perfect’ according to the president that he told the Washington Examiner that he wants to read ‘it’—what experts assume are edited notes of the call—in a live, televised fireside chat, reminiscent of what FDR did in the 30s and 40s. Jonathan Capehart gives a demonstration of how Trump’s version could go. All this and more in this Saturday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 27, 2019
On Sunday, Donald Trump thanked the nations of Russia, Turkey, Syria and Iraq for help in killing ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. He then thanked the Syrian Kurds for "certain support." Yasmin Vossoughian in for Joy Reid leads MSNBC's breaking news coverage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 27, 2019
On Sunday, Donald Trump thanked the nations of Russia, Turkey, Syria and Iraq for help in killing ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. He then thanked the Syrian Kurds for "certain support." Yasmin Vossoughian in for Joy Reid leads MSNBC's breaking news coverage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 26, 2019
The impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump took a new turn when a federal court on Friday handed a major legal victory to the Democrats essentially ruling that their impeachment inquiry is in fact legitimate. Rep. Joe Neguse joins Ayman Mohyeldin in for Joy Reid to discuss, followed by our AM JOY panel. Then: William Taylor’s explosive testimony this week during the House impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump may have moved House Republicans on Wednesday to storm a closed-door deposition of a Defense Department official. Plus: Donald Trump has called publicly many times for the various investigators investigating him to be investigated. Now the Justice Department is opening a criminal inquiry into its own Russia investigation. And: Donald Trump defended his use of the word ‘lynching’ to describe the House impeachment inquiry. Ayman Mohyeldin in for Joy Reid and panel discuss the dark, racist history of the term, and the backlash against the president’s statement. Finally: The Trump administration official who wrote an anonymous op-ed for The New York Times called, ‘I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration,’ is now set to release a book called, ‘A Warning.’ All this and more in this Saturday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 19, 2019
Donald Trump and some members of his administration such as acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney have made statements that many believe undermine the efforts of the president and his allies to defend his actions regarding Ukraine foreign policy. Former U.S. Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal joins Joy Reid to discuss. Then: Turkey’s President Erdoğan has wanted Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen to be removed from the United States and sent to Turkey for some time, a desire that came to light during the prosecution of Mike Flynn, who worked to aide Erdoğan in this effort. Journalist Bobby Ghosh joins Joy Reid to discuss how Erdoğan’s interests may be influencing U.S. foreign policy. Plus: Donald Trump suggesting that the next G7 summit be hosted at the Trump Organization’s Doral Resort in Miami was followed up by the Trump administration awarding this contract to the president’s company. Joy Reid and her panel discuss the numerous conflicts of interest this could pose both for Trump, and other G7 leaders. And: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has stated that in the now-iconic White House photo of her standing up and pointing at Donald Trump, she was addressing her dissatisfaction with how the president handled Syria, plus the appearances that ‘all roads lead to Putin.’ Finally: Joy Reid remembers the outstanding contributions of legendary statesman, the late Rep. Elijah Cummings. All this and more in this Saturday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 13, 2019
Donald Trump’s impeachment inquiry could take a new turn when Gordan Sondland, a wealthy hotelier who Trump named as U.S. ambassador to the European Union, testifies before Congress this Thursday, defying orders by the White House and State Department. And: Turkey invading northern Syria has continued for a fifth day, an attack launched after Donald Trump reportedly with no warning to the Pentagon, pulled U.S. troops out of the area, enabling Turkey’s military operation against the Kurds. Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, retired U.S. Army Colonel and former chief of staff to former Secretary of State Colin Powell, joins Joy Reid to discuss. Then: U.S. Attorney General William Barr, in a speech at Notre Dame Law School on Friday, apparently blamed drug abuse, violence, and mental illness on ‘secularists’ and society’s lack of Christian values. Joy Reid and her panel discuss. Plus: Shepard Smith, one of the first hires at the conservative Fox News network, resigned on the air on Friday following what many saw as increased tensions between Smith and the opinion hosts that dominate the Fox airwaves. Joy and her panel discuss what Fox News will be like with one less voice that was critical of the president. All this and more in this Sunday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 12, 2019
Donald Trump is coming under new scrutiny for his reported business dealings in Ukraine and Turkey, with some experts alleging these dealings could be influencing U.S. foreign policy. Journalist Kurt Eichenwald joins Joy Reid to discuss. And: Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch was ousted--despite being considered a seasoned career diplomat--at the alleged urging of Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani according to reports. Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia, Evelyn N. Farkas, joins Joy Reid to discuss. Then: Two Rudy Giuliani associates were recently arrested for alleged campaign finance violations, leading expert lawyers to ponder the legal jeopardy Donald Trump and those linked to the president’s controversies could face. Plus: Donald Trump’s decision to pull troops out of northern Syria enabling Turkey to attack the Kurds, who have been a fighting force on the ground crucial to the U.S. war against ISIS, has been met with widespread backlash, including from the GOP. All this and more in this Saturday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 6, 2019
Reports of multiple, new potential Trump whistleblowers could impact the various House committees investigating Donald Trump. Rep. Maxine Waters discusses the likely allegations of these possible additional whistleblowers, telling AM JOY on MSNBC, "I'd just like to say to these whistleblowers, and potential whistleblowers, you are the patriots." AND: Trump faces possible impeachment in the House, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has apparently suggested that he and the Republican majority in the Senate will prevent the president from being removed from office through the impeachment process. 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker joins Washington Post columnist and MSNBC analyst Jonathan Capehart, in for Joy Reid, to discuss. PLUS: Trump could face multiple whistleblowers with allegations related to the Trump-Ukraine scandal, according to statements confirmed by the attorney representing the initial whistleblower, who came forward regarding the president’s controversial call with Ukraine’s president. Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) discusses this and more. THEN: Rachel Maddow talks her new book, Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth, which details oil’s deep influence on politics worldwide, in conversation with Joy Reid. All this and more in this Sunday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 5, 2019
Text messages between diplomats illustrate details of the Trump-Ukraine scandal allegation that the Trump administration attempted to pressure U.S. ally Ukraine into investigating Joe Biden’s son in exchange for the release of promised U.S. aid. Joy Reid and her panel discuss this, and the potential second whistleblower related to this controversy. And: Donald Trump may face additional whistleblower allegations regarding his reported interactions with Ukraine leaders, in addition to possible new whistleblower accusations related to the president’s tax returns. Rep. Gregory Meeks, (D-NY), joins Joy Reid to discuss this, plus reactions to Rudy Giuliani’s apparent involvement in the Trump-Ukraine controversy. Plus: Several U.S. officials ended up in prison after Watergate. Will some White House aides and others associated with Donald Trump face losses if the president is possibly impeached, or perhaps through just the impeachment inquiry? All this and much on in this Saturday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 29, 2019
2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke has been calling for Donald Trump’s impeachment long before the whistleblower complaint came out. This week he became the first candidate to call on the president to resign from office. Former Democratic congressman from Texas Beto O’Rourke joins Joy Reid to discuss this and more, saying, “I am calling on everyone in a position of public trust who has a chance to do something to do it while there is still time.” And: Sen. Kamala Harris of California gained widespread plaudits for her insightful questioning of Attorney General William Barr regarding Donald Trump possibly ordering that his opponents be investigated, something new reporting suggests occurred during his recent dealings with Ukraine. 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris joins AM JOY on MSNBC to discuss this and more. Then, Joy Reid and her panel discuss their interview. Plus: The impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump was discussed by House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Madeleine Dean of Pennsylvania, who told AM JOY on MSNBC, ‘We’re in such grave waters.’ Then: The impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump may take a new turn now that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff has announced that he has reached an agreement for the whistleblower to testify before Congress. All this and more in this Sunday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 28, 2019
Rep. Ayanna Pressley discusses the scope of the House impeachment inquiry into the allegations against Donald Trump, telling AM JOY on MSNBC, ‘We are going to lead, legislate, continue to conduct oversight, and investigate until we get the truth and accountability the American people deserve.’ Plus: The Washington Post reported late Friday that Donald Trump allegedly told Russian officials in 2017 that he was not concerned with election interference. Historian and MSNBC political analyst Jon Meacham joins Joy Reid to discuss this and other newly-revealed factors that could contribute to the president’s eventual impeachment. Then: Donald Trump apparently asked Ukraine, a country that was invaded by Russia, to try to get along with this occupying force in remarks recorded on video. MSNBC national security analyst and former deputy assistant secretary of defense Evelyn Farkas joins Joy Reid to discuss the U.S. funds appropriated to assist Ukraine in what she calls a ‘hot war’ being delayed. All this and much more in this Saturday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 22, 2019
Donald Trump faces allegations that he pressured Ukraine to investigate the son of former vice president and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, allegations Biden addressed on Saturday. Joy Reid and her panel discuss. Next: Trump as commander-in-chief has led many to question the armed conflicts the United States may soon enter, such as the American military support recently pledged to Saudi Arabia. Plus: Climate change took center stage all over the world this week with millions of people in more than 150 countries protesting the climate crisis. MSNBC’s Jacob Soboroff joins Joy Reid on his co-reported story on how climate change is driving starving migrants to the U.S. Then: Trump stands accused of trying to "weaponize" the allegation that he pressured Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden’s son—against Biden. Is the media repeating the pattern of promoting debunked information, which plagued Hillary Clinton in 2016? All this and more in this Sunday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 21, 2019
Donald Trump allegedly pressuring Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden’s son, according to reports, is now seen as linked to the credible and urgent matter that compelled a senior-level member of the intelligence community to become a whistleblower. Jonna Mendez, former CIA chief of disguise, joins Joy Reid to discuss. And: With Ukraine at the center of the whistleblower complaint sparking fresh calls for impeachment, could Vice President Mike Pence be linked to the allegations against Trump? Then: The Manhattan district attorney’s office issued a subpoena to Trump’s accounting firm seeking eight years of the president’s tax returns as part of the investigation into hush money payments made in advance of the 2016 election. Joy Reid and her panel discuss Trump’s legal team making the argument that a president cannot be criminally investigated. Plus: Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani in a live television interview stated that he communicated with Ukraine regarding a potential probe by that foreign country into former Vice President Joe Biden’s son. Joy Reid and her panel discuss how this may reduce what many perceive as House Democrats’ reluctance regarding impeachment. Next: Corey Lewandowski, the first witness in the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, struck a controversial tone during the House Judiciary hearings on Tuesday. Finally: Next weekend Joy Reid will be at the CommunityX Social Impact Summit in California, a forum that will bring young activists together to discuss some of the most pressing social issues ahead of the 2020 election. Chloë Rogers, founder and CEO of CommunityX, joins Joy Reid to discuss. All this and more in this Saturday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 14, 2019
Joe Biden and Julián Castro had a tense exchange during the third Democratic presidential debate, during which Biden made some controversial statements that led many critics to call for him to drop out of the 2020 race for the White House. Author Anand Giridharadas joins Joy Reid to discuss. And: Democrats stands accused of sending mixed messages this week on the possibility of the impeachment of Donald Trump, with some seeing House leadership saying one thing, while many House members as saying another. Former U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman, who served during the impeachment hearings focused on Richard Nixon, joins Joy Reid to discuss further allegations that the Justice Department might be adding to any confusion. Then: The New York Times reports that a CIA informant allegedly extracted from Russia had worked with the United States for decades. Jonna Mendez, former CIA chief of disguise, joins Joy Reid to discuss the possible reaction of Russian President Vladimir Putin to this developing international news story. Plus: Jerry Falwell, Jr., Donald Trump supporter and president of Liberty University, is coming under scrutiny after a Politico exposé by a Liberty University alumnus that includes controversial allegations about Falwell’s behavior. Joy Reid and her panel discuss the evangelicals supporting the president. All this and more in this Saturday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 8, 2019
Donald Trump remains under scrutiny after Politico reported that U.S. armed forces allegedly made expenditures at and around the Scottish resort owned by the Trump Organization, as new questions emerge after the president tweeted about calling off negotiations with ‘major Taliban leaders.’ Journalist Mehdi Hasan joins Joy Reid to discuss. And: Lawmakers in Parliament just passed a bill that will force British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ask the European Union for a Brexit delay, if there is no deal in place by the October 31 deadline. Joy Reid and her panel discuss how many experts believe populism in the West is undermining liberal democracies. Plus: Black women continue to be the backbone of the Democratic party, as the party’s most loyal voting bloc. Joy Reid and her panel discuss a new Essence/Black Women’s Roundtable poll that shows how many black women are still shopping for who they plan to support in 2020, in an exclusive first look with AM JOY on MSNBC. Then: On this first Sunday of the new NFL season, the new social justice initiative between Jay-Z and the NFL seems to have fumbled on its first play. All this and more in this Sunday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 7, 2019
2020 presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker discusses his criminal justice reform plan live from the floor of the New Hampshire Democratic Party Convention, telling AM JOY on MSNBC, ‘the war on drugs has to end once and for all.’ Joy Reid plus her panel also question Booker on the potential for impeaching Donald Trump. Plus: Trump’s Scottish property is the spotlight of House Oversight investigation Politico reports, as the news outlet also alleges that the U.S. military possibly spent money at and surrounding Trump Turnberry. Joy Reid and Natasha Bertrand, who reported on this story with Bryan Bender for Politico, discuss. Then: Trump has continued to defend his false forecast regarding the trajectory of Hurricane Dorian, which the president stated would hit Alabama, while experts from an Alabama state agency denied this. Joy Reid is joined by Republican media strategist Rick Wilson to discuss the federal officials who appear to back Trump. And: A voting machine irregularity apparently seen in a viral video reportedly shot in a Mississippi county during a primary run-off underscores the need nationwide to better evaluate our elections apparatus. Cybersecurity expert Adam Levin joins Joy Reid to discuss. All this and more in this Saturday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 1, 2019
Beto O’Rourke calls on Americans to vote and fight for gun control, as he reacts to the Odessa, TX mass shooting, telling Joy Reid, "That's how we... put the lives of our fellow Americans above the NRA." Then: The death toll of the shooting in Odessa, TX has now risen to eight, in the second mass shooting in that state alone. 2020 presidential candidate and former San Antonio mayor Julián Castro joins Joy Reid saying, "the people of this country have had enough." And: The shooting in Odessa, Texas comes as Congress prepares to return from recess when it will have the opportunity to confront gun violence. Will Congress act? Plus: The world is watching America after the second major mass shooting in Texas in less than one month, as the United States stands alone among rich countries when comes to its level of gun violence and easy access to guns. Joy Reid and her panel discuss how the Odessa, TX shooting among others is impacting America’s international reputation. All this and more in this Sunday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 31, 2019
Donald Trump stands accused of attempting to using his presidency to return the United States to another ‘Gilded Age,’ echoing that period of the late 19th and early 20th century when the ultra-rich grew richer at the expense of the everyday citizen. Plus: Trump drew the votes of the majority of farmers in 2016, yet farmers have seen their businesses hit hard by the president’s trade war with China, and other policies. Will farmers turn away from Trump and towards the Democratic party? Then: Drug company Johnson & Johnson was ordered this week to pay $572 million to the state of Oklahoma for its role in the state’s opioid addition crisis, while more than 2,000 similar law suits have been filed by more states and cities. Dr. Corey Hébert joins Joy Reid to discuss. And: The Trump administration is now ordering immigrant children and adults who are receiving medical care in the United States to leave, ending the program that has granted them legal status to be here, which could have life-threatening consequences. Finally: Trump has apparently invited world leaders to hold the next G7 conference at one of the Trump Organization properties, one of many perceived improprieties by members of the Trump administration that some see as evidence of alleged corruption. All this and more in this Saturday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 25, 2019
Donald Trump appeared to reverse his stance on the trade war with China during the G7 Summit, possibly expressing some reservations, and shocking many in the process. Dr. Lance Dodes, contributor to the book ‘The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 37 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President,’ joins Joy Reid to discuss growing allegations that the president is suffering from psychiatric disorders. Next: Trump stated recently that, ‘I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat, I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.’ Joy Reid and her panel discuss the backlash against this statement, and related comments by the president. Then: A new report from The Washington Post finds that Trump would allegedly personally benefit if the Federal Reserve were to lower interest rates. Author and journalist David Cay Johnston joins Joy Reid to discuss. Plus: Sean Spicer will be joining ‘Dancing with the Stars’ this season, a stark contrast to his controversial tenure as White House Press Secretary. Joy Reid and her panel talk the career paths of former White House figures and how their tenure in the Trump administration impacts life after working for the president. And: The New York Times magazine has launched a powerful, historical series called ‘1619’ aimed at reframing what most Americans have been taught about U.S. history and slavery. Creator of this project, New York Times Magazine reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones, and staff writer for The Atlantic Adam Serwer, join Joy Reid to discuss. All this and more in this Sunday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 24, 2019
Donald Trump calling himself ‘the chosen one’ among other controversial statements has led many to allege that the president is engaging in increasingly erratic behavior. Anthony Scaramucci, former White House Communications Director in the Trump administration, joins Joy Reid to discuss. Then: The Trump administration cancelled a planned state visit to Denmark, after an invitation extended by the Queen, after the Danish prime minister dismissed Donald Trump’s proposal to buy Greenland as ‘absurd.’ MSNBC analyst Malcolm Nance joins Joy to discuss the previous depth of the U.S. relationship with Denmark, and the possible impact of the president’s actions. Plus: The Trump administration sparked outrage this week when it announced a new immigration regulation that would allow the government to detain immigrant families with children indefinitely. Next: Trump has commented harshly on the U.S. trade war with China and the actions of his personally-appointed Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell this week, causing an uproar many believe led to a drop in the stock market. Joy and her panel talk whether the U.S. could be headed into a recession due in part to the president’s policies and actions. All this and more in this Saturday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 18, 2019
Congressman Elijah Cummings was among the hundreds of people taking to the streets this weekend in all 50 states to demand that Congress do something about gun violence. Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, joins Ayman Mohyeldin in for Joy Reid to discuss. Also: In Portland, Oregon on Saturday hundreds of far right nationalists, in a rally organized by the Proud Boys, which the Southern Poverty Law Center has designated a hate group, were met by counter-demonstrations of anti-fascists. Ayman Mohyeldin in for Joy Reid and panel discuss. Plus: Donald Trump appeared to be focused on trying to buy Greenland, as major crises erupted worldwide, included pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong and Moscow. White House reporter for The Wall Street Journal Vivian Salama joins AM JOY with more. Then: Stephen Miller remains one of Donald Trump’s most influential advisors, one who many believe fuels his policy decisions with a racist ideology, which Miller strongly denies. Ayman and panel discuss how racism and accusations of racism are shaping the political climate. Finally: Thousands of strangers mourned with an El Paso man who lost his wife in the tragic shooting, after he was afraid no one would come. All this and more in this Sunday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 17, 2019
Donald Trump has apparently spent much of his vacation dispensing controversial rhetoric, some believe to distract from a possible economic downturn that could impact his re-election chances. Ayman Mohyeldin in for Joy Reid and panel discuss fears that the president’s behaviour and policies could contribute to a world-wide recession. Then: Ankle monitor tracking enabled ICE to arrest almost 700 immigrants in Mississippi recently, troubling advocates who see ankle monitor use on people who have not committed crimes as a possible rights violation. And: Beto O’Rourke doubled-down on his 2020 run for president, saying that he has no intention of running for the Senate instead. Ayman and CNBC editor-at-large John Harwood discuss the latest developments in the wide field of Democrats seeking their party’s presidential nomination. Plus: Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib will not be visiting Israel after a week of back and forth with the Israeli government, which reportedly bowed to pressure from Donald Trump to deny Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar an official visit to the Occupied Palestinian Territory. All this and more in this Saturday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 11, 2019
The death of accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein shocked many, because after his apparent suicide, his alleged victims and the country have been left with a lot of unanswered questions. Joy Reid is joined by Carol Leonnig, investigative reporter for The Washington Post, to discuss. Then: Beto O’Rourke is running to take on Donald Trump in 2020, and has been an outspoken opponent of the president’s immigration policies. The Democratic presidential candidate joins Joy Reid to discuss immigration reform, the deadly shooting in his home town of El Paso, Texas, and Trump’s controversial rhetoric. Plus: Stephen Ross, billionaire investor, real estate mogul, and chairman of the parent company that owns the Equinox health clubs and SoulCycle, is coming under fire for supporting Donald Trump, inspiring boycotts of the two fitness chains. Joy Reid and her panel discuss Trump supporters attempting to separate certain elements they say they like from the complete policy package of the president. Next: 2020 Democratic presidential candidates such as former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Cory Booker and more have begun to more directly lay America’s increasing racial tensions and related violence at the feet of Donald Trump. Joy Reid is joined by anti-racism educator Tim Wise, who tells AM JOY, ‘this election has to be about repudiating Trumpism.’ All this and more in this Sunday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 10, 2019
Jeffrey Epstein, financier and convicted sex offender, who was in jail on charges of sex trafficking girls as young as 14 years old, has been found dead in his cell in an apparent suicide. Joy Reid and her expert panel discuss what is known so far. Then: ICE seized 680 workers at seven poultry plants in Mississippi this week leaving children pleading for their parents in what is believed to be the largest immigration raid in decades, also occurring after one of the biggest massacres of Latino people in history. Plus: A former white nationalist joins us on how to fight violent, racist extremists. And: Joy Reid and her panel discuss the ongoing battle for common sense gun control in the United States in the wake of the latest tragic shootings. All this and more in this Saturday edition of AM JOY on MSNBC.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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