Drawing upon his experience as a former chief of staff on the Senate Finance Committee and as an Emmy-winning executive producer and writer of ‘The West Wing,’ Lawrence O’Donnell examines the compelling and impactful political stories of the day. Join him every weeknight.
U.S. day of records: most new covid cases and most early votes
Tonight on the Last Word: Steve Kornacki breaks down the latest in the presidential election and what will Joe Biden needs to do to hit 270. Karine Jean-Pierre joins to talk about the Biden campaign’s efforts in flipping Georgia and their plans to end the pandemic. Mary Trump gives her thoughts on the debate and President Trump’s claim that ‘he’s the least racist person.’ In another win for Pennsylvania voters, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court prohibited counties from rejecting ballots based on voters’ signatures. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro joins the Last Word tonight. And Mike Espy is running for U.S. Senate in Mississippi, he talks to Lawrence about his run.
Obama defends Biden, hits Trump in first campaign events
Tonight on the Last Word: Former President Barack Obama delivers a scathing rebuke of Trump in Philadelphia. The DNI and the FBI held a joint news conference to say Russia and Iran have interfered in the U.S. election, but the event only led to more questions than answers. Susan Rice and Rep. Adam Schiff react to the breaking news. And Obama urges Black voters to cast ballots in record numbers. Yamiche Alcindor, Eddie Glaude, Pa. State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta and Trymaine Lee also join Lawrence O’Donnell.
Harris: Trump showed ‘reckless disregard for human life’
Tonight on the Last Word: Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris explains that Trump's coronavirus response shows a “reckless disregard for human life.” Our guests discuss that is driving Trump’s poor performance in polls and Republicans endorsing Joe Biden, like former RNC chairman Michael Steele. Also, the New York Times reporting on Trump’s taxes reveal he has a secret bank account in China. Plus, Rep. Chrissy Houlahan talks to Lawrence about how Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation could impact the 2020 election results. The Texas Senate race tightens ahead of Election Day. And a woman who lost her husband to Covid-19 urges others to support Joe Biden. John Heilemann, Renee Graham, Tim O’Brien, MJ Hegar and Alice Roberts also join Lawrence O’Donnell.