MSNBC discusses Trump's vetting history with a failed Trump nominee, doesn't ask about accusations of domestic abuse against him

MSNBC discusses Trump's vetting history with a failed Trump nominee, doesn't ask about accusations of domestic abuse against him 

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From the April 27 edition of MSNBC Live with Stephanie Ruhle:

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STEPHANIE RUHLE (HOST): Multiple reports are out today looking at who's joined the Trump team, and then who found themselves personally and professionally damaged by the experience. We're talking about men like [former Secretary of State] Rex Tillerson, [former Secretary of Veterans Affairs] David Shulkin, [former Secretary of Health and Human Services] Tom Price, [former National Security Adviser] H.R. McMaster, and now Dr. [Ronny] Jackson. 

All flawed. Every person is flawed. Some of their mistakes greater than others. But did they deserve what they got? Think about Rex Tillerson. His extraordinary career. His commitment to the Boy Scouts. Who he was as a philanthropist. And he left the White House somewhat disgraced. 

I want to bring in Andrew Puzder, policy adviser for America First Policies. He was also up for labor secretary before withdrawing his name. Andy, this whole Ronny Jackson -- excuse me, story is weighing on me heavily. He was an admiral in the Navy, he got a glowing report from the Obama administration, from President Obama personally. Also one from President Trump, and anyone I've spoken to in the White House has said how wonderful he is to work with. Now, many of the same people said he's a great doctor but he's not qualified to be VA secretary. And now look what has happened to him. This guy has had his name run through the mud and it's allegations. One of those allegations that the Secret Service had to bang down his door back in 2015 when he was on duty, and now the Secret Service is saying they have no recollection of that. But that story can't get shoved back in the bottle, it's out there, and this man's reputation is tagged with it. 

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