February 9, 2023

Ari Melber interviewed James Carville about the heckling at the State of The Union speech.

"You've advised a lot of candidates and presidents. I guess if you had your pick, you'd say maybe better to not have someone screaming liar," Melber said.

"Maybe just do the darn thing. But it also seemed to expose exactly what the president's up against. Was that a bad moment for Republicans?"

"Well, you know, I told people I have a PhD in white trashology, and you saw real white trash on display," Carville said.

"Let me say something about Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, she dresses like white trash. She really needs a fashion consultant. I recommend George Santos. He could do a good job of dressing up where she doesn't announce her white trashdom by her own clothes."

"Her thing was saying, oh, the outfit was supposed to do the spy balloon, the antics. I wonder what you think on policy where the president basically is -- this is what he has to deal with. For folks who don't follow it every day but watched the State of the Union, it's kind of a reminder, hey, you reach across the aisle and this is what you get sometimes," Melber said.

"Well, first of all, their lust for cutting Social Security and Medicare is well documented," Carville said.

"We know that Newt Gingrich shut the government down and got defeated in the end. We know that George W. Bush tried to privatize Social Security and Medicare. We know when Paul Ryan was speaker and John Boehner, they did everything they could to cut Social Security and Medicare. We know that that is their objective.

"I've heard today a congressman from South Dakota saying that we got to come together and make these cuts. President Biden is 1000% right on this, and he's right to press ahead, and I thought he had a great night last night. It's just -- the level of white trashdom in the Republican party is staggering.

"I mean, for somebody that has observed it for a long time like I have, I've never seen it manifest itself on a level that it's manifesting itself."

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