MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts Attacks GOP Strategist for Comparing Donald Trump to 'Great' Biden
According to Thomas Roberts, Vice President Biden is a political god who deserves no criticism. That’s the message the host sent to former Rick Santorum spokesman Hogan Gidley on MSNBC Live Tuesday.
The two men were discussing the political implications for Mitt Romney attending a fundraiser with Donald Trump when Gidley compared the bombastic Trump to gaffe-prone Vice President Biden.
"One of your anchors said how can Mitt Romney stand next to a guy who can embarrass him at any moment. Barack Obama can be embarrassed at any moment by a guy he made Vice President," Gidley argued to Roberts. [MP3 audio here.]
Apparently, referencing Joe Biden in the same sentence as Donald Trump is unacceptable to Thomas Roberts who went off on Gidley.
angered Roberts retorted, “Are you really going to compare Joe Biden,
one of this country's most dignified and greatest political leaders that
can cross the bridge, getting to both sides of the aisle and compare
him to a Donald Trump? Do you really want to say that?!”
Roberts, who has consistently worn his liberal ideology on his shirtsleeve was unapologetic in his defense of Biden, insisting Gidley was defending Trump's birther nonsense when in reality he was just pointing out liberals' double standard.
Gidley held his own throughout the interview, refusing to be cowed by Roberts's bullying. [For more, see Mediaite.]
Below is the relevant transcript courtesy of MRC intern Matt Vespa.