Lawrence O'Donnell Refuses to Play Audio of Sanders's White House Briefing

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Posted: Dec 21, 2017 7:45 AM
Lawrence O'Donnell Refuses to Play Audio of Sanders's White House Briefing

Some media pundits have been determined not to let President Trump and the GOP gloat over their successful votes Tuesday and early Wednesday morning on tax reform. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has passed both chambers and is now on its way to Trump's desk.

House Speaker Paul Ryan is ecstatic, considering he has worked on tax reform since he was a baby-faced politician.

Ryan's excitement is shared by Trump, who commended Republicans for their effort.

Not so fast, according to "TODAY" show anchor Savannah Guthrie, who asked Speaker Ryan if he was living in a "fantasy" in which American workers would truly benefit from the GOP plan. Still, he seemed unfazed.

MSNBC anchor Lawrence O'Donnell also tried to rain on the parade. On his show Tuesday night, O'Donnell spent three minutes explaining why basically everyone at the White House is a liar

Trump is "the worst liar in the history of the American presidency," O'Donnell said, for suggesting he and his wealthy friends do not benefit from the GOP tax bill.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is his "daily backup liar" for lying to the press about his tax returns, O'Donnell continued. Sanders told reporters this week that Trump has not released his returns because he is currently being audited.

"An audit doesn’t prohibit you from releasing your return," O’Donnell said. "Every president’s tax return is automatically audited every year."

To protect his viewers from Donald Trump and his "supporting cast of liars," O'Donnell said he would only show video of Huckabee Sanders's briefings, not the audio. 

"It would be a disservice for me to burden you with the actual sound of her lying."