Ali Velshi

Ali Velshi

Co-host "Velshi & Ruhle" M-F 1pET & host "MSNBC Live" M-F 3p. I actually AM a Kenyan-born Muslim

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Trump's hard-sell pitch to seniors is falling short. “I can’t do it this time," one older voter who backed Trump in 2016 told @NBCNews ⁩ . "I’m just sick of all of his s—-“

A staggering 31% of Americans report being at risk of eviction or foreclosure, per @uscensusbureau  data. #PoorPeoplesCampaign  co-chair @RevDrBarber  joins me 9aET to discuss how voters in poverty could expand the electorate & ensure a stronger economy for all. #velshi 

47 MILLION ballots have already been cast. That’s 34% of the TOTAL number of votes in the 2016 presidential election.

As COVID cases hit an all-time high, Amy Coney Barrett is on track to be confirmed on Monday. She’s likely to help overturn the ACA, which covers the cost of vaccines & treatment for preexisting conditions like coronavirus. Fmr. HHS Secy. Kathleen @Sebelius  joins me 8aET. #velshi 

1/15 Voting is personal for me. I grew up in Canada, a country to which my family and I immigrated. I’ve joked that unlike Barack Obama, I actually AM a Kenyan-born Muslim. But that’s not the whole story—and the whole story shows why voting matters so much to me. #velshi 

10/15 Your right to vote was hard earned, in blood and in jail time, from the Revolutionary War, to the Civil War, to the Suffrage Movement and the Civil Rights movement. And yet, in America, only about 55% of eligible voters actually vote. #velshi 

It actually happened live on TV, @realDonaldTrump , and was nothing like you describe. But when you’re way down in the polls 10 days before a Presidential election, and lying about me to a crowd who likely has no idea who I am, you’re clearly in trouble.


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I’m hit in the leg by a rubber bullet but am fine. State Police supported by National guard fired unprovoked into an entirely peaceful rally

So, @realDonaldTrump , you call my getting hit by authorities in Minneapolis on 5/30/20 (by a rubber bullet, btw, not a tear gas cannister) a “beautiful thing” called “law and order”. What law did I break while covering an entirely peaceful (yes, entirely peaceful) march?

Let’s just remember the 57 members of the Buffalo Emergency Response Team HAVEN’T retired from the police dept. They simply left that team. They are still getting salaries. Paid for by taxpayers. Maybe they should be fired.

It’s now confirmed that when Trump went on Hannity on Thursday night and said “I just went for a test, and we’ll see what happens, I mean, who knows,” he already has the positive result and knew he had coronavirus.

I’m the one who got hit and I don’t tell the story this much.

Early voting in the 2020 has surpassed 21,000,000 people. At this point in the 2016 election, 1,400,000 has cast their ballots. This is what democracy looks like.

BREAKING: TX judge halts Gov. Abbott’s attempt to limit absentee ballot boxes to 1 per county, saying the limitation would “needlessly & unreasonably substantially burden potential voters’ constitutionally protected rights to vote, as a consequence of increased travel & delays.”

Robert E. Lee High School in Fairfax, VA is changing its name to John R. Lewis High School

Big love to the people of Georgia standing in lines RIGHT now, for hours, to fulfill that most democratic of obligations: voting. It’s hard. It’s tiring. But all of America is watching you right now. Thank you for your commitment to democracy. May we all be follow your example