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MSNBC’s Morning Joe panelists allowed Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand to lob repeated attacks on President Trump without offering counter facts about Trump and congressional Republican economic policies that have led to unprecedented low unemployment for women, who are opening businesses in record numbers.

“I don’t think President Trump values women,” Gillibrand said this morning on MSNBC. “I think it was clear on the campaign trail. I think it’s clear since he’s been president, his attacks on women, his attacks on women of color, women of color journalists, most recently, is really shocking. So I think for America’s women, they were fed up. They really took this moment, this election, as a moment to be heard. And that’s why we saw so many women turning out to the polls. so many women protesting, marching, be heard in every way they possibly can.”

MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski asked Gillibrand if she planned to run against Trump in 2020 and offered no counterbalance to Gillibrand’s assertion about “this horribleness that Trump has put into the world,” failing to speak for the more than 60 million voters who elected Trump to fight for the policies they sought.

“I really believe that each one of us have to ask ourselves what can you do to push against this horribleness that President Trump has put into the world,” Gillibrand said. “As I travel New York, as I travel the country the hate, the divisiveness the anxiety that he’s created, it really has called me to fight as hard as I possibly can to restore that moral compass. the truth of who we are as Americans. Because the truth is we’ve always cared about one another. We always had this empathy for one another. We’ve always believed in the Golden Rule. We should care about other people’s kids as much as we care about our own. I’ll give it strong consideration about whether that is something I should do. But I think each one of us have to decide what will we do at this time to fight back as hard as we can because what president trump has done to this country is destroying the fabric of who we are.”

MSNBC host Willie Geist offered no pushback against Gillibrand mentioning allegations against the president—allegations which haven’t been proven in the court of law.

“[H]e’s got over a dozen credible allegations of sexual assault and harassment,” Gillibrand said. “But then, you can add to that everything else of this president has, again, torn at the fabric of who we are as a country, and I think he is being held accountable right now by the electorate. The fact that all these voters have been marching and protesting since he was elected, and took it to the ballot box in 2018. That’s why 2018 was an important election for all of us. It was a wake up for America to fight for what you believe in and restore America to its foundings. The second part of what you said he should resign but if he doesn’t we’ll hold him accountable.”

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