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The Elephant in the Room (with Lis Smith)

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Hacks On Tap

News, Politics

4.87.5K Ratings

🗓️ 26 July 2022

⏱️ 57 minutes

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Democratic strategist Lis Smith, author of Any Given Tuesday: A Political Love Story, joins Axe and Murphy to talk about the season finale of the January 6th hearings, Trump and Pence’s dueling speeches, the shifting size of the red wave in the midterms, and whether Biden finally has some bumper sticker wins under his belt.

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0:00.0

Hey, pull up a chair.

0:10.4

It's axon tap with David Axelroth, Robert Gibbs, and Mike Murphy.

0:15.1

For three hours, the defeated former president of the United States watched it all happen.

0:28.3

As he sat in the comfort of the private dining room next to the Oval Office, while he was

0:32.3

doing that brave law enforcement officer subject to the medieval hell for three hours, dripping

0:39.3

in blood surrounded by carnage, face-to-face with Craze Mom that believed the lies of the

0:45.0

defeated president.

0:46.6

The police were heroes that day, Donald Trump blacked the courage to act.

0:51.0

So there you have it, Mike Murphy, Joe Biden, who was operating under the constraints of

0:57.6

COVID, making a speech to black law enforcement professionals via virtually offering a little

1:05.4

welcome message to Donald Trump, who has returned to Washington today to make his first

1:11.7

speech, his first visit since he kind of left in disgrace in 2021.

1:16.2

Yeah, put in the old shivin.

1:17.8

It reminds me of the great line in Midnight Run, where Dennis Farina, the great Chicago

1:22.1

and playing the mob boss, sends his torpedoes and says to meet the other characters, says,

1:28.2

why don't you meet him at the airport?

1:30.1

And I think Biden kind of met Trump at the airport with a swift kick, and I thought,

1:33.8

well done.

1:34.8

But Trump's on the defensive now.

1:36.5

We'll talk about that, but this was an exercise in what we in the business called bracketing,

1:42.1

getting out in front of an event, you know, your opponent's going to have, and kind of

1:46.1

framing it in your own terms.

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