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Obeisance To Donald Trump May Not Be Sufficient To Save New Fed Nominee | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Obeisance To Donald Trump May Not Be Sufficient To Save New Fed Nominee | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC
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    WITH ME TONIGHT. GOOD EVENING, RACHEL.
    GOOD EVENING, RACHEL. >> GOOD EVENING.
    >> GOOD EVENING. THANKS TO YOU AT HOME FOR
    THANKS TO YOU AT HOME FOR JOINING US THIS HOUR.
    JOINING US THIS HOUR. IT HAS BEEN A BUSY NEWS DAY
    IT HAS BEEN A BUSY NEWS DAY TODAY.
    TODAY. LOTS GOING ON.
    LOTS GOING ON. ONE DEVELOPING STORY WE ARE
    ONE DEVELOPING STORY WE ARE KEEPING AN EYE ON TONIGHT IS
    KEEPING AN EYE ON TONIGHT IS THAT IT LOOKS LIKE PRESIDENT
    THAT IT LOOKS LIKE PRESIDENT TRUMP'S LATEST APPOINTMENT TO
    TRUMP'S LATEST APPOINTMENT TO THE FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD MAY BE
    THE FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD MAY BE FALLING APART.
    FALLING APART. PRESIDENT TRUMP'S NOMINATION OF
    PRESIDENT TRUMP'S NOMINATION OF STEPHEN MOORE TO THE FEDERAL
    STEPHEN MOORE TO THE FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD WAS SORT OF A
    RESERVE BOARD WAS SORT OF A DIFFICULT CHOICE TO BEGIN WITH,
    DIFFICULT CHOICE TO BEGIN WITH, BUT NOW TONIGHT IT IS PRODUCING
    BUT NOW TONIGHT IT IS PRODUCING OMINOUS HEADLINES LIKE THIS ONE
    OMINOUS HEADLINES LIKE THIS ONE AT "THE WALL STREET JOURNAL."
    AT "THE WALL STREET JOURNAL." DO WE HAVE THAT HEADLINE?
    DO WE HAVE THAT HEADLINE? THANK YOU.
    THANK YOU. ABOUT HOW THE WHITE HOUSE IS
    ABOUT HOW THE WHITE HOUSE IS STANDING BEHIND THE STEPHEN
    STANDING BEHIND THE STEPHEN MOORE NOMINATION.
    MOORE NOMINATION. YOU NEVER HAVE TO STAND BEHIND
    YOU NEVER HAVE TO STAND BEHIND SOMETHING IN A HEADLINE UNLESS
    SOMETHING IN A HEADLINE UNLESS THERE IS A REASON TO THINK A
    THERE IS A REASON TO THINK A NOMINATION LIKE THAT IS IN
    NOMINATION LIKE THAT IS IN TROUBLE.
    TROUBLE. SINCE PRESIDENT TRUMP FIRST
    SINCE PRESIDENT TRUMP FIRST NOMINATED STEPHEN MOORE AND
    NOMINATED STEPHEN MOORE AND DESCRIBED HIM PUBLICLY AS A
    DESCRIBED HIM PUBLICLY AS A RESPECTED ECONOMIST, IT HAS
    RESPECTED ECONOMIST, IT HAS EMERGED SORT OF SEQUENTIALLY AND
    EMERGED SORT OF SEQUENTIALLY AND WITH INCREASING AWKWARDNESS
    WITH INCREASING AWKWARDNESS THAT, A, HE IS NOT AN ECONOMIST.
    THAT, A, HE IS NOT AN ECONOMIST. B, HE OWES OVER $70,000 IN
    B, HE OWES OVER $70,000 IN UNPAID TAXES TO THE IRS.
    UNPAID TAXES TO THE IRS. C, HE WAS RECENTLY HELD IN
    C, HE WAS RECENTLY HELD IN CONTEMPT OF COURT FOR NOT PAYING
    CONTEMPT OF COURT FOR NOT PAYING OVER $300,000 IN CHILD SUPPORT
    OVER $300,000 IN CHILD SUPPORT AND ALIMONY.
    AND ALIMONY. D, MR. MOORE APPARENTLY LOST HIS
    D, MR. MOORE APPARENTLY LOST HIS LAST JOB AS A NEWSPAPER
    LAST JOB AS A NEWSPAPER COLUMNIST THANKS TO AN ETHICS
    COLUMNIST THANKS TO AN ETHICS DISPUTE WITH HIS PAPER ABOUT
    DISPUTE WITH HIS PAPER ABOUT GIVING PAID PARTISAN SPEECHES
    GIVING PAID PARTISAN SPEECHES WHICH IS A THING HE WAS NOT
    WHICH IS A THING HE WAS NOT SUPPOSED TO DO WHILE HAVING THAT
    SUPPOSED TO DO WHILE HAVING THAT KIND OF A JOB.
    KIND OF A JOB. E, THE POLITICAL ACTION
    E, THE POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE WHERE HE WORKED HAD TO
    COMMITTEE WHERE HE WORKED HAD TO PAY HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF
    PAY HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN FEC FINES FOR LEGAL
    DOLLARS IN FEC FINES FOR LEGAL VIOLATIONS OCCURRING DURING THE
    VIOLATIONS OCCURRING DURING THE TIME HE WAS IN CHARGE OF THAT
    TIME HE WAS IN CHARGE OF THAT PAC.
    PAC. I MEAN, I DON'T KNOW HOW FAR
    I MEAN, I DON'T KNOW HOW FAR WE'RE GOING TO GET DOWN THROUGH
    WE'RE GOING TO GET DOWN THROUGH THE ALPHABET WHEN IT COMES TO
    THE ALPHABET WHEN IT COMES TO STEPHEN MOORE, BUT HEY, HE DID
    STEPHEN MOORE, BUT HEY, HE DID ALSO WRITE A BOOK CALLED
    ALSO WRITE A BOOK CALLED "TRUMPOMICS."
    "TRUMPOMICS." SO OBVIOUSLY THAT TRUMPS
    SO OBVIOUSLY THAT TRUMPS EVERYTHING.
    EVERYTHING. PUN INTENDED.
    PUN INTENDED. CLEARLY THAT ALONE MAKES HIM THE
    CLEARLY THAT ALONE MAKES HIM THE BEST MAN IN THE COUNTRY FOR THAT
    BEST MAN IN THE COUNTRY FOR THAT JOB, OR FOR ANY OTHER.
    JOB, OR FOR ANY OTHER. BUT STEPHEN MOORE'S NOMINATION
    BUT STEPHEN MOORE'S NOMINATION TO BE ON THE FEDERAL RESERVE
    TO BE ON THE FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD, A JOB HE ADMITS HE KNOWS
    BOARD, A JOB HE ADMITS HE KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT, IT DOES APPEAR TO
    NOTHING ABOUT, IT DOES APPEAR TO BE SORT OF TEETERING TONIGHT AS
    BE SORT OF TEETERING TONIGHT AS THIS TORRENT OF BAD NEWS ABOUT
    THIS TORRENT OF BAD NEWS ABOUT HIM AND THE WHITE HOUSE'S
    HIM AND THE WHITE HOUSE'S APPARENT TOTAL FAILURE TO VET
    APPARENT TOTAL FAILURE TO VET HIM FOR THIS NOMINATION
    HIM FOR THIS NOMINATION CONTINUES TO PILE UP IN A BAD
    CONTINUES TO PILE UP IN A BAD WAY.
    WAY. FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH, I WILL JUST
    FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH, I WILL JUST MENTION STEVE BANNON WHO WRITES
    MENTION STEVE BANNON WHO WRITES THE BLOG FOR THIS SHOW AT
    THE BLOG FOR THIS SHOW AT MADDOW.COM, STEVE NORMALLY A
    MADDOW.COM, STEVE NORMALLY A VERY RESERVED GUY.
    VERY RESERVED GUY. HE IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT KIND OF
    HE IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT KIND OF GUY.
    GUY. HAVE I THE SAY STEVE CALLED THIS
    HAVE I THE SAY STEVE CALLED THIS ONE FROM THE VERY BEGINNING.
    ONE FROM THE VERY BEGINNING. IF YOU READ MADDOW BLOG.COM, YOU
    IF YOU READ MADDOW BLOG.COM, YOU WILL RECOGNIZE THIS.
    WILL RECOGNIZE THIS. WHEN STEPHEN MOORE WAS FIRST
    WHEN STEPHEN MOORE WAS FIRST NOMINATED, HE SAID STEPHEN MOORE
    NOMINATED, HE SAID STEPHEN MOORE ISN'T JUST AN UNFORTUNATE
    ISN'T JUST AN UNFORTUNATE SELECTION FOR THE AMATEUR
    SELECTION FOR THE AMATEUR PRESIDENT, SEE A UNIQUELY
    PRESIDENT, SEE A UNIQUELY RIDICULOUS CHOICE, QUITE
    RIDICULOUS CHOICE, QUITE POSSIBLY THE LEAST DEFENSIBLE OF
    POSSIBLY THE LEAST DEFENSIBLE OF THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY TO DATE.
    THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY TO DATE. STRONG WORDS UPON THE
    STRONG WORDS UPON THE APPOINTMENT OF STEPHEN MOORE.
    APPOINTMENT OF STEPHEN MOORE. AS OF TONIGHT, THE "WALL STREET
    AS OF TONIGHT, THE "WALL STREET JOURNAL" SAYS THE WHITE HOUSE IS
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