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.
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.
Trump attacks Dr. Fauci and makes baseless Covid-19 claims
Tonight on the Last Word: Trump slanders Dr. Fauci for telling the truth. Also, a man is arrested after allegedly threatening to kidnap and kill the Wichita mayor over a Covid-19 mask mandate. Plus, 30 million ballots have already been cast in the 2020 election. Jaime Harrison returns to discuss the state of his race against Sen. Lindsey Graham. And Republican Sen. David Perdue faces backlash after mocking VP Democratic candidate Kamala Harris’ name. Dr. Vin Gupta, Olivia Troye, Mayor Brandon Whipple, LaTosha Brown and Jon Ossoff also join Lawrence O’Donnell.
Joe Biden: ‘The words of a president matter’
Tonight on the Last Word: Joe Biden and Donald Trump conduct dueling town halls. Also, Biden condemns Trump for not wearing a mask and says he’ll demand Trump get tested for Covid-19 before the next debate. And an assistant U.S. attorney leaves the Justice Department after 36 years over Attorney General William Barr. Symone Sanders, Renee Graham, Stuart Stevens, Maria Teresa Kumar, Dr. Rob Davidson and Phillip Halpern join Lawrence O’Donnell.