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MSNBC Touts Ex-Trump Voter Who Wants Trump Nightmare Over

On Thursday morning, the liberal news network that is infamous for only giving voice to liberals and disaffected Republicans was true to form as MSNBC touted a report about former Donald Trump supporters who plan to vote against him next time to end the “nightmare” of his presidency.

Nearing the end of the 9:00 a.m. hour of MSNBC Live, host Stephanie Ruhle set up a report by NBC News correspondent Dasha Burns on the subject of Michigan Republicans who have turned against Trump. Giving her network’s liberal viewers just the kind of news they’d like to hear, host Ruhle declared:

 

 

Election Day, just 89 days away, and, across the country, some Republicans are saying they have become politically homeless in this political climate. As President Trump and Joe Biden compete for voters in Michigan, today we’re focusing on Kent County. It’s a mostly suburban county that has become more purple after years of being a moderate Republican stronghold. President Trump won it by a small margin back in 2016, and he needs to hang on to Republicans there if he wants to win Michigan again.

She added: “President Trump won it by a small margin back in 2016, and he needs to hang on to Republicans there if he wants to win Michigan again. NBC’s Dasha Burns spoke with a panel of Republican voters who say they have soured on their party under President Trump.”

NBC News correspondent Dasha Burns immediately pushed the narrative that promising to fight against crime will not be a winning issue for Republicans as she introduced her report: “When it comes to the President’s ‘law and order’ message targeting suburban areas like this one, voters that I’ve talked to aren’t responding to that very well. In fact, with some, it’s backfiring completely.”

After recalling that she has been following the same group of voters since last November, Burns zeroed in on one former Trump voter who has turned stridently against him:

Take Katey Morse — she’s a mom of two, and she voted for Donald Trump in 2016. When I first met her, she was still open to voting for him again, but, since then, that door has closed completely — in part because of his response to the pandemic, but especially because of his response to the Black Lives Matter movement. Take a listen to how she views his campaign’s messaging targeting suburban moms like her.

In spite of the fact that there was a documented increase in violent crime between 2014 and 2016 — the last time the left stoked up hostility against America’s law enforcement over racial issues — a soundbite of Morse was seen dismissing the danger of more crime. “To make us think that we’re going to be, you know, defund the police thing, and we’re going to, all of a sudden, be overrun in our communities by all these bad people, is ludicrous.”

Burns then concluded by recalling that Morse has come to see Trump’s presidency as a “nightmare” that she’s looking forward to seeing come to an end: “Stephanie, I watched Katey get more and more angry over the last several months, and yesterday she told me she can’t wait until November for this nightmare to be over, so quite a journey for Katey there, Stephanie.”

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Below is the relevant transcript:

MSNBC Live with Stephanie Ruhle
August 6, 2020
9:54 a.m. Eastern

STEPHANIE RUHLE: Election Day, just 89 days away, and, across the country, some Republicans are saying they have become politically homeless in this political climate. As President Trump and Joe Biden compete for voters in Michigan, today we’re focusing on Kent County. It’s a mostly suburban county that has become more purple after years of being a moderate Republican stronghold. President Trump won it by a small margin back in 2016, and he needs to hang on to Republicans there if he wants to win Michigan again. NBC’s Dasha Burns spoke with a panel of Republican voters who say they have soured on their party under President Trump. She joins us now from Grand Rapids. Dasha, what have you learned?

DASHA BURNS, NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT: Hey, Stephanie. Well, when it comes to the President’s “law and order” message targeting suburban areas like this one, voters that I’ve talked to aren’t responding to that very well. In fact, with some, it’s backfiring completely. The folks I sat down with yesterday I’ve been tracking since last November, and, of course, so much has changed in all of our lives since then. And it has impacted their political views. Take Katey Morse — she’s a mom of two, and she voted for Donald Trump in 2016. When I first met her, she was still open to voting for him again, but, since then, that door has closed completely — in part because of his response to the pandemic, but especially because of his response to the Black Lives Matter movement. Take a listen to how she views his campaign’s messaging targeting suburban moms like her. Take a listen.

KATEY MORSE, MICHIGAN VOTER: We are, you know, suburban moms. We aren’t 1950s housewives anymore (EDITING JUMP) And to make us think that we’re going to be, you know, defund the police thing, and we’re going to, all of a sudden, be overrun in our communities by all these bad people, is — is ludicrous.

BURNS: Stephanie, I watched Katey get more and more angry over the last several months, and yesterday she told me she can’t wait until November for this nightmare to be over, so quite a journey for Katey there, Stephanie.

RUHLE: Alright, Dasha. Thank you so much for joining us as we travel across the country and talk to voters with less than 90 days to go before the presidential election.

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