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you think about representation, it's like people could look at what you guys have done which we just discussed or people look up at nicolle wallace being at the white house or being on air and it's inspiration. now i've got to hand it to joy and i hope you guys have a good weekend. >> thank you. >> thank you. that does it for "the beat." "the reid-out with joy reid" starts now. good evening, everyone. we begin "the reidout" with the suddenly even more important visit to atlanta by president biden and vice president harris. given the horrific violence that took place in that city this week. the visit was originally planned to tout his covid relief victory and today president biden
credited the state's new democratic senators with that success. in a few minutes i will be talking with senator raphael warnock, but we begin with the emotional message that biden and harris delivered just moments ago after concluding a meeting with members of the asian american community in the wake of tuesday's deadly shooting spree which left eight people dead, including six asian women. the president and vice president spoke about those shootings and addressed the fear and the trauma within the community. >> waking up each morning the past year feeling their safety and the safety of their loved ones are at stake. they have been attacked, blamed, scapegoated and harassed. they have been verbally assaulted, physically assaulted, killed. hate and violence often hide in plain sight. it's often met with silence. that's been true throughout our history, but that has to change. because our silence is
complicity. >> everyone has the right to go to work, to go to school, to walk down the street and be safe. and also, the right to be recognized as an american. not as the other. not as them. but as us. a harm against any one of us is a harm against all of us. >> meanwhile, we also learned the names of the remaining four victims. one is 74, one is 51, one is 69 and fourth is 63 years old. the fulton county medical examiner's office identified all four victims as asian women. three of them were shot in the head. a fourth victim was shot in the chest. today, congress observed a moment of silence for the eight people killed.
the four victim in the cherokee county shooting are delana yaun, and others. in a go fund me page set up by randy park, he said of his mother she was one of my best friends and strongest influence on who we are today. joining me now is bianca gioticci, from the american asian pacific women's forum. and john yang. thank you both for being here. bianca, i'm going to start with you first. you met with the president and the vice president today. what did you discuss with them and what were your asks of them? >> yes, absolutely. thank you so much for having me
here, and i just firstly want to acknowledge i'm so grateful to have had a meeting with the president and the vice president to uplift the issues that we're currently facing in our communities and especially being met with such urgency and intention, i just really appreciate that. our asks and our focus today was really on uplifting the voices of api women in our community. our community like the vice president has said and many of us on the ground have been hearing from our people is that we are experiencing so much fear across asian identities at this moment. fear of going outside just to get the mail or just go to work. some of us are frontline workers. and so our asks today are for president biden and for vice president kamala harris are really around federal funding long term, community safety and victim assistance services. we want these that are culturally and linguistically
helpful for our communities. a lot of people aren't able to access services because they can't speak their language. what we found is that the executive order that president biden pushed forward didn't do anything to stop these killings and so we want to be proactive about our approach. >> was there anything in particular or did it make a difference that kamala harris actually has an asian american identity? did that resonate in a sort of different way for her to actually be here in this moment? >> i think it really does. sorry, you're going to see by cat work from home. >> that's okay. >> in this moment we're really looking forward to having a vice president who does identify with our communities in this way. not only that, we really want to see accountability as well. it's not enough just to represent our identities and so i'm grateful for the support that president biden and the vice president were able to
provide today. >> i want to just let everyone know pets are always welcome on the show. pets and kids can interrupt any shot. we're happy for that. john, let me ask you this. you know what's been bothering me since this story took place is the narrative that took place and was set out by that sheriff immediately, essentially sort of i don't want to say dismissing the crime but making it look like, oh, here was this kid who was super religious and sexually addicted and it was not about race. i'm looking at the ages of the people who were killed. one was 74 years old. another was 69. one was 63. this was not, you know, victims who were young women who one would presume were somehow, you know, sort of portrayed that they were tempting him with
their youth and being women and not about being asian women. these in a lot of cases are grandmothers, older people, middle-aged people. how much damage did that narrative do to the truth? this explanation now sounds ludicrous to me given the ages of these victims who were shot point blank in the head and in the chest by someone who obviously knew how to shoot. >> that's absolutely right and that's one of the things we have to talk about. there's an asian narrative that we need to talk about that the crimes that are happening, the hate that is happening to our community. there's a women narrative that we've spoken about, absolutely correct, and also putting these together. the reality is there is this myth around asian american women that we have to name and that's part of this narrative that's developing and we have to fight back against that. the other thing about this is this is an attack against the most vulnerable in our
population. women, elderly in this case and people working in very vulnerable industries. so we have to call that out. the last thing i would mention is you're absolutely right about the narrative with respect to this person. they're saying that he had a very bad day. a very bad day for me means i go home, shut myself down and read a book. i do not go out and murder eight people. >> that -- i will never be able to forget that line, it is so offensive. let me play a little bit, we got an interview that one of our great reporters has done with randy park, whose mom was one of the people who was killed. let's play a little bit of that interview now, please. this is randy park. >> you can't say that this isn't racially motivated. you don't kill eight people on a bad day, let alone one. >> how often would she tell you that she loved you? >> every night. every night before she goes to bed, she calls me and my
brother. >> losing your mom, you know, as a young person, and i've been through that experience but not through murder, for god's sakes, is a bad day. it is the most traumatizing thing one can possibly imagine. i'm start with you first, bianca, and i'll ask you both to answer the question. what can we outside of the community do to be supportive? what should media be doing differently? what should we be doing right now, differently from what we're doing right now? >> i think it's really important to approach this issue with sensitivity and empathy. there's been a lot of narratives circling around the perpetrator around this violence and i don't think we should be centering him, we should be centering aapi community. too often they have been unseen, unheard and ignored and that's a lot of misogynistic and racist violence has continued so it's important that we're centering communities who are most impacted and centering our voices in this moment rather
than pivoting to just another white man for that matter. >> you know, let me read a little bit. there was a great piece in in the nation. he says there are a lot of people working overtime to try to prove that the mass shooting of six asian women wasn't motivated by bigotry. it was. the majority of those killed were asian women. there is no other narrative. every other narrative to me seems completely superfluous yet we are struggling to have this conversation about irrelevant things like supposed sex addiction and his religion. who cares? this looks a lot like the violence that we've seen against elderly asian people all over the country. it looks a lot like that but with a gun. >> that's absolutely right. so again, we should name it. it is violence against asians, it's violence against women and violence against elderly. whatever they want to do with labelling this as a hate crime
for law enforcement purposes, frankly we should not care about that. the story should focus number one on the victims. that's absolutely correct. number two, on what the communities need to heal at this moment. and number three, what we can do collectively, telling better narratives about all of us as americans to make sure to prevent these crimes, these incidents, these attacks from happening again. >> yeah. and also remembering that white supremacy is not just a black/whitish you. the people who are asian, people who are muslim, people who are brown, people who are latino, white supremacy covers violence and emotional violence against all sorts of communities and we don't talk about -- bianca, i'll give you the last word on this. we don't talk about asian people when we talk about white supremacy generally. that's part of the problem. your thoughts. i'll give you the last word. >> yes. i think too often we're pitted against white people as like the
model minority and literally it's just a myth, it's not true. i think this is an instance of that. but it's not an incident in silo. we've seen hate and violence against our people for decades now. if we look back through our history, we had incidents like 9/11 that targeted south asian people. i've been called a terrorist before. and so -- and then even looking back further, we have the history of forced sterilizations that's targeted so many different community women and people of different genders. look back even further and we have internment camps so we have a long history of not being the model minority. while we may accept certain ways it does not negate that we are a target and an easy target at that, especially for women who are working class immigrants as well. it's very easy for us to be painted as silent and docile and we are anything but that. we are here loud and proud. even though we have a lot of fear and grief, we are definitely here to center the voices of the community at this point. >> to say nothing of a president
of the united states naming a pandemic he didn't do barely a damn thing about and labeling that with human beings of a different race and labeling them in that way so that people who think like him could target and attack them, just despicable. bianca, john, thank you for being here. and also the cat. the cat can come back whenever the cat wants. up next on "the reidout" senator raphael warnock joins me after his meeting with president biden. plus new york prosecutors meet with michael cohen for the eighth time. so how long do you think it will be before you get an alert on your phone that says trump indicted? and yes, it's true. there were crimes and shenanigans in the 2020 election, just not by democrats or voters of color. the republican who now faces three criminal counts is tonight's absolute worst. and everywhere the orange man goes, covid follows.
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as i mentioned earlier, president biden and vice president harris were initially set to host an event with supporters to celebrate the american rescue plan. while that was cancelled, he did tout the plan during remarks he made earlier this evening. >> if anyone ever wondered one vote can make a difference, georgia just proved it. 11,779 times. if anyone ever wondered if voting can change a country, georgia just proved it can. because when you elected two new united states senators, you made it possible to pass the american
rescue plan. landmark legislation will not only meet the emergency we're in but transform this nation. >> now, the white house originally chose to visit georgia because it's now officially a swing state. the peach state booted two republican senators the day before the capitol insurrection and replaced them with raphael warnock and jon ossoff, the first african-american and first jewish senators. the democrats' new strength in georgia was due in large part to increased turnout among young voters, african-american voters and aapi voters, groups that have recently been targeted by new onnerous legislation proposed by republicans. yesterday a new giant omnibus bill was introduced that would restrict drop boxes, limit early voting days for larger counties and add i.d. requirements for absentee ballots. while in atlanta president biden and vice president harris met with both senators and stacey
abrams, the woman rightly credited with laying the groundwork for the democrats' victory. on wednesday abrams called on democrats to use a filibuster carve-out for voting legislation that would expand access to voting and outlaw voter purging, a call echoed by senator warnock during his senate inaugural address. and with me now is senator raphael warnock of the great state of georgia. senator warnock, i want to congratulate you on that address that you gave on the senate floor. it was quite good. i'm assigning it to my class to have them listen because it was very thorough. let's talk first about your meeting today with president biden and vice president harris. can you give us a little bit of a readout on it? what did you talk about? what was top of mind? obviously the violence in atlanta being a part of it. >> well, thank you so very much,
joy. it's always a pleasure to be with you. it's always an honor to spend time with the president of the united states and the vice president of the united states. they initially planned this trip because georgia made all the difference in what's happening in our country right now, our ability to get real things done for real people. but certainly the violence visited upon the asian community is top of mind for all of us. they are in our hearts and in our prayers. you know, it's a great thing that the vice president of the united states right now, the first asian american vice president, first african-american vice president, first woman, and we saw with this terrible tragedy the ways in which violence gets visited upon communities of color, upon women. and i know folks are, you know, sorting through the weeds of the
killer's motives, but we know hate when we see it. >> yeah, and -- >> the moment -- yes? >> go on. >> in a moment like this, we have just got to bind together. dr. king, the greatest son of georgia, said that we're tied in a single garment of destiny and what affects one directly affects all indirectly. so we've got to walk with our asian sisters and brothers through this moment and recommit ourselves to the kind of active peace that prevents this kind of thing from happening in the first place. >> now, as a good christian girl, i know the prayer changes things and you are a pastor and a man of god, but you also can change things in the legislature. you now have temporal power as well as prayer power. did you talk about specific legislative fixes that in your mind can start to make a change for the better in terms of stopping this race-based
violence and this surge in violence in this country? >> when you pray, move your feet so we've got to move our feet. we've got to get involved. i have long supported anti-bias bills or laws here in the state of georgia. it took us a long time to get a hate crimes bill on the books here in our state. thankfully we finally have one. and i am co-sponsoring legislation right now in the senate focused on the kind of reasonable gun reform that americans want on both sides of the aisle. gun owners want. but we see increasingly in our politics, unfortunately, there's a disconnect between where the people are and where the politicians are. there is a systemic problem with our electoral system and the ways in which it has been rigged and jimmy rigged so people can
do whatever they want, disconnected to where the people actually are. we just passed a $1.9 trillion american rescue plan. folks are asking us wouldn't it be better if it was a bipartisan plan? it was. it just didn't get a republican vote. but if you polled the people, it was a bipartisan plan, which is why i'm pushing so hard on this voting rights bill because i am concerned that the people increasingly are getting squeezed out of their democracy. >> well, and in your state. i mean they rolled back on trying to get rid of souls to the polls sunday because they don't want to have that war with the black church but they're still doing lots and lots of restrictions. they want to get rid of no excuse absentee. they're trying to make it harder to vote in georgia. in iowa, the governor there, kim reynolds, signing a bill that's very unpopular. polls show the people don't want it but she's still signing it.
given that republicans wouldn't even support the violence against women act in the body that you serve in, in your mind does the filibuster have to go in order, as stacey abrams said, to get this hr-1 bill, this voting rights bill through? >> there is no question that we are going to have a serious conversation about the filibuster. that's going to happen. my view is that we have to pass voting rights whether we get rid of the filibuster or not. whatever reforms come, and there are good arguments for that, but whatever reforms come. voting rights are preservative of all other rights. we in the senate, those of us who have the honor of representing the people in both houses of congress, the only reason we're there and able to argue about anything is because somebody voted for us to be
there. and so this wholesale systemic effort to disenfranchise millions of americans is a threat to the democracy itself. and so while we're discussing the filibuster, my view is that we've got to pass voting rights, no matter what. >> by the way, just for our audience to know, there are 34 states where you have to wait longer to vote than to buy a rifle. 49 states require voters to register before voting. seven require a permit to buy a rifle. 34 states require voters to show i.d. and only 13 require background checks. it's basically easier to get a gun than it is to vote. last question to you, sir. i know my bishop, william barber, is heading to your church to preach. i know you're preaching this weekend. there's probably a lot on your plate sermonwise. what's going to be your sermon this weekend? >> well, reverend barber is
preaching at my church so i get a sunday off but it's the 135th anniversary. for 135 years our church has been bearing witness to god's love and i'm proud to speak from where dr. king preached where he helped us understand that the call and the quest for civil rights is a moral issue. what i hope to do is to center those kinds of issues in my work in the united states senate. >> well, i think the ancestor spirits of john lewis and dr. king are smiling on those efforts. senator raphael warnock, thank you very much, sir. appreciate you spending some time with us this evening. still ahead, investigators in new york and georgia are gearing up for one of most legal showdowns in history. will the florida man become the first american president to face
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michael cohen sat down once again with prosecutors in the d.a.'s office, his eighth interview of this investigation. prosecutors have put mounting pressure on trump's chief financial officer, allen weisselberg in a reported effort to turn him against his boss. now his ex-daughter-in-law, jennifer, is speaking out in an interview with nbc news and she's also talking to prosecutors. >> how many times have you specifically talked with the manhattan district attorney's office? >> multiple times. >> okay. >> and it's not over. >> jennifer weisselberg, whose marriage to one of weisselberg's sons ended in a contentious divorce, said her former father-in-law's intimate knowledge to trump's financial arrangements would make him a valuable witness to prosecutors. >> allen weisselberg is defined by what donald thinks about him, about saving him money regardless every day, proving his worth by doing that.
creatively. >> what do you think he could tell investigators? >> everything they would ask. >> in a possible effort to induce his cooperation, vanks is looking into weisselberg's adult children and the tax implications of an apartment that trump provided to jennifer and her former husband rent-free for seven years. meanwhile there have been several recent reports that vance is scrutinizing more n trump's real estate holdings. jane mayer reported last week that according to a source prosecutors' questions have become very pointed. they're sharp shooting now, laser beaming, the source added. it hit me, they're closer. all of this signals that if trump is intent on running again in 2024, he may have to do so from a prison cell. joining me now is jane mayer, chief washington correspondent for "the new yorker" and shan wu who was a former federal
prosecutor. jane, how serious is this investigation getting for the former president? >> you know, i think it is quite serious. they have got some of the best lawyers in the country working on this investigation. you know, while trump may not be on the national scene anymore, i think he's very much in the sights of the d.a. at this point. you can see that they're working intensely. they have millions of pages of his tax records, eight years of them. they're just poring over it and trying to look at every single angle, so i think it's quite serious. >> he may want to look at south korea, italy, other places, they have prosecuted former presidents. jennifer weisselberg is pretty close to the center of gravity here. her ex-husband is one of allen weisselberg's sons. here she's talking about trump using gifts to exert control over people. take a listen. >> they control people by
compensating you with homes and things. then it's hard to leave an organization when, for example, they pay for my children's tuition or they're compensating a gift such as the apartment. it's not easy to walk away when they provide your home. >> mr. wu, this reminded me a lot when i read mary trump's book. she said the family would live rent-free and were so dependent on trump. where might the crimes be in the way that he doled out money or is this just drama around what the real crimes are? >> the crimes would be in the valuation. for example, they can exert pressure on the family members if they properly reported this on their taxes, were they treating this as a business expense? that's where the exposure comes.
i've defended white collar criminals and prosecuted them. if they have your family members, that's a lot of leverage on the potential defendant, a lot of leverage on mr. weisselberg to cooperate and that's a very powerful tool to use that they are potentially putting his family members under duress. >> indeed. tim o'brien, jane, we have him on my weekend show and he would say if they ever get weisselberg to flip, that's when trump is really sunk. this is not the weisselberg but it's a weisselberg, the former daughter-in-law. she said her father-in-law didn't like being at the forefront of the company once trump became president. take a listen. >> i think when he was handed the company, along with don junior and eric, it was not comfortable for him to be shoved into the limelight. i never understood if he was uncomfortable with that or if he
didn't want to have to be so vulnerable when i think it's clear that they don't follow the law or rules that applied to most of us. >> jane, just in your reporting, give us a sense of sort of take the temperature of the reticence level of someone like cy vance, he's almost finished with his term. this is a former president of the united states, there are huge political implications if he were to be indicted. it would be sort of a nuclear bomb going off in our politics. how much in your reporting does that weigh on what might happen here to donald trump in terms of what he might have done with tax fraud or insurance fraud or messing with the money? >> people who are close to him or formerly close to him, people like michael cohen, his former lawyer, have said that cy
vance's investigation is the thing that keeps donald trump up at night. already there's talk, it's interesting, in trump's circles in palm beach among some of his friends that he's desperate enough or at least they are to have given some thought to the idea that they might actually have the governor of florida try to defy any sort of warrant there might be eventually for trump's arrest. they talked about the possibility that they might deny an extradition request. i think it's probably pie in the sky, the extradition requests are really something that's just kind of paperwork almost that the governor has to sign. i spoke to the state attorney in palm beach about it, and he said -- he said, you know, who knows. they thought that it was just paperwork really on january 6th to ratify the vote of the electoral college, and anything
could happen. but there is talk about these kind of extraordinary scenarios that could swirl around trump in the future. and if that happened, he wouldn't be able to leave florida. i mean, again, you think it's unlikely, very unlikely, but it's interesting to me that people are talking about things such as this. >> that's illegal, right, mr. wu? you can't just deny an extradition treaty. this isn't like when congress called donald trump or his people to testify. you can't just ignore it, right? >> right. and i think it shows the amount of desperation trump is feeling. he's been obfuscating for years trying to avoid this and now he's really run out of options here. basically if you've got -- you're a lawyer who's going to testify against you, your accountant and they have your taxes, that is three strikes and you're out, joy. so that is a very serious problem for him. and this talk about sort of like the bribery that's gone over the years for the family members buying that loyalty, that can certainly work for a long time. you know when it doesn't work?
when you're facing a grand jury subpoena or your family members are facing jail, that money ain't going to do it anymore. so they're likely to save themselves at that point. >> chickens roosting. thank you both. just ahead, the absolute worst, and who won the week? much to report on ahead, including from our very little banana republic of florida. oh, florida. so you don't want to move. stay right there.
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candidate to help defeat the incumbent democrat. alex pedro rodriguez said in an affidavit that artiles offered to pay him $50,000 to enter the race. he explained that the strategy was simple. rodriguez would run as an independent candidate with the same last name as the incumbent candidate in an attempt to confuse voters and siphon votes from the incumbent. rodriguez would not be involved in any part of the campaign nor would he have to participate in any decision-making. the strategy work. the republican candidate who had nothing to do with this scheme won by 32 whole votes, but the fake candidate winning more than 6,000 votes. now, amazingly, that's not even the part that got artiles in trouble. it was the false paperwork and allegedly illegal campaign contributions. >> running a ghost candidate like alex pedro rodriguez is not a crime in florida.
these things are not crimes. is it an attack on our democracy? is it a dirty political trick? absolutely. sadly, frank artiles knew he could manipulate florida's election system. >> so frank artiles for propping up a sham candidate and almost getting away with it, you are the absolute worst. but he's far from the only florida man to warrant our scrutiny. up next, former absolute worst winner ron desantis is all of a sudden acting very super duper confident for the governor of a state that's still very much in the throes of a pandemic. plus there's matt gaetz who appears to be rooting for a leader over our president. and then a club that has a scorching outbreak of covid. much more after this. ing outbre. much more after this
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oh, florida, the land where republican state legislature was able to prop up a fake candidate and successfully take out the democratic incumbent. then there's the totally incompetent governor who thinks he deserves presidential consideration while 30,000 of his residents died in the pandemic. because florida. you know i've got to give you frank artiles because we both know who that is real good. what's going on in my former state and your current state. >> we always laugh about because florida. it's a meme, it's a hash tag because things happen here that don't seem to happen anywhere else in america. look, the truth of the matter is donald trump and the republicans were right. the election in 2020 was rigged, except it was the republicans doing the rigging here in florida. now they were caught redhanded.
we laugh about it because, i guess, what can you do but cry. but the truth is i think that we're on the brink of a heck of a scandal here because, joy, florida watchers like you and others know this isn't just a one-off. this stuff has been happening and going on in florida for years, especially in my hometown, the 305. so i think the indictments are going to be coming fast and furious. mr. artiles right now is sitting at turner gilford correctional center on friday night. he wants to be out by monday morning so i anticipate somebody is going to be turning state's witness real soon. >> i've got evidence. susan del percio, let's not leave alabama out because we don't like to leave any state out. all states matter. mo brooks has decided maybe he should run for senate. guess who his new buddy is? stephen miller. i'm going to run for senate and mo brooks who's pro-in sur
insurrectionist. >> that's par for the course when it comes to mo brooks. it's not surprising that he wraps himself in the flag of trump. not of the country, only of trump. and stephen miller, my gosh, is there anyone creepier and worse to be around and the most indecent human being you've ever come across? his goal was to hurt migrant children. he wanted to inflict pain on them by separating them from their families. i would like to say new york does give florida a run for its money when it comes to dysfunction and its elected officials. >> except you can get a covid vaccine real easy in new york so
i'll give new york that. >> i was going to say unless you're a desantis donor and hope to get a shot. >> oh, yeah, if you're in florida. you just need to be rich and know the governor. let's talk about another person. you did a lot of talk radio, you and i have that in common. we're doing this as a lightning round for those of you unfamiliar with the way we're structuring this. don bongino is on fox news all the time. i'm not sure who or what he is but he is now upset because he says that not only does he think he's a terrible president, he thinks he's bad for talk radio because he says he's boring. he's too boring for talk radio. your thoughts? >> well, joe biden may be boring, but dan bongino is certificate finally insane and
belongs in a padded room. at one point he was a secret service agent tasked with protecting the life of the president of the united states. >> stop. >> no, i'm not making that up. that's right. somehow he got past the secret service vet. but i think mr. bongino needs to stick to his day job because i don't anticipate he will be experiencing rush-like ratings when it comes to his taking over that seat. >> he and dr. ronnie jackson are the biggest oh, my god, thank god we survived that people that i know of. they both had really important jobs with proximity to the president of the united states and we're like, oh, thank god we made it through those. let's go back to florida, it's so much fun to be in florida. matt gaetz, i'm giving this one to you, susan. there is a weird thing happening in the republican party really since barack obama was president, this falling in love with russia. it's like ronald reagan is being spun in his grave. there's this adoration for
russia, this sort of hero worship of vladimir putin. sean hannity said he read that vladimir putin's -- they're calling out the president, he said that. here's what matt gaetz had to say back. this is a little conversation with them. >> i read this that vladimir putin, hostile regime russia, hostile actor, is calling out the president. >> putin and biden, it would not end like rocky iv, i don't think the american would prevail. >> why do they all have the same haircut? your thoughts, susan del percio. >> that i don't know. i definitely don't have an opinion on the haircuts. what i do know is that people like congressman matt gaetz actually hate democrats so much that they are willing to go and root for russia. that is absurd. it just shows you where their thinking is. they're not thinking. they just say, oh, if it's
anti-biden, i'm for it. it doesn't matter what it is. it doesn't matter what the policy is, it doesn't matter who the world leader is. if i can be against biden, i'm going to do it. >> all right. you know what, we made it to friday and we're going to get in there -- we're going to get in that donald trump has covid at his place. we made it to friday so you know what that means. it is now time for, yes, that's it, who won the week. and since you have much better looking hair than anybody on fox news, i'm going to let you go first. who won the week? >> joy, you're going to kill me now. twitter is now going to kill me for that one. i tell you what, there's a lot of talk now about the ncaa tournament and a lot of inequities that we're seeing, unfortunately, between the men's tournament and women's tournament. one of the big things going on is the women's tournament in their bubble for march madness, they didn't quite have the equipment, the stellar fitness and training equipment that the men had. so lo and behold, the good
corporate citizens at dick's sporting goods who has shown a tremendous social conscience has said we're going to end that disparity and dick's sporting goods offered the workout and fitness equipment for the women. i think it's fantastic. as far as i'm concerned, i'm watching the women's tournament this year. i'm done with the men's tournament. >> i love that. i love that. yeah, dick's sporting goods even on gun policy, they have emerged as a little bit of a hero here. susan del percio, who also has very lustrious hair, who won the week? >> i think the biden's dog, major, won the week. he has gone from the dog house back to the white house. after a little nipping incident, which they say because he's a rescue dog new people excite him, he's getting a little training but he'll be able to go back to the white house. who says you can't go home again. >> that is wonder. . and you know what, the fox news people were even attacking him,
attacking major. you guys are reaching when you're trying to attack a dog. he's a dog, he nipped somebody. so he's back. welcome back to the white house. my pick for who won the week is the turkish german scientist behind the world's first widely used covid vaccine called the pfizer vaccine. millions of people around the world have gotten their shot since december. 100 million in this country so far. we've already made it. she and her husband founded the company biontech. we love that they are turkish and showing that, you know, the brown folks are out there doing their thing. that success might be just enough for them, but they're also using that same mrna technology to try to fight cancer, which is huge. if they can do that, that will be big, big, big. that won the week. she won the week. final word to you, i'm going to give it to you, fernand. are you going to stay far away from mar-a-lago? they do have covid over there.
you're in florida. >> we call him governor debtsantis for a reason. there should be hazmat tape around mar-a-lago right now. it's a scary situation. hopefully the good folks of palm beach county will do what they have to do, social distance, because we're on the brink of turning this around thanks to biden and the democrats, so hopefully mar-a-lago does what they need to do. >> and stay off the beaches for god's sakes. hair commercials for both of you. that is "the reidout" tonight. catch me tomorrow morning with tiffany cross at 10:00 a.m. eastern. "all in with chris hayes" starts now. tonight on "all in" -- >> what do you want to call them? >> white supremacists. >> proud boys. >> proud boys? stand back and stand by. >> four leaders of the proud boys indicted on conspiracy charges for their coordinated efforts at the capitol. and why does roger