MSNBC’s O’Donnell: Biden Made a ‘Colossal Gaffe’ in Debate

Wednesday in MSNBC’s post-debate analysis, host Lawrence O’Donnell said candidate Joe Biden made a “colossal gaffe” by referring to Carol Moseley Braun as the “only” black woman elected to the Senate when his opponent Sen. Kamala Harris was onstage with him.

“And then there’s the Biden debate which was scored as a kind of flawlessly solid debate for him until this colossal gaffe where it’s a gaffe unlike any other I’ve seen in a debate performance, because it’s literally about a person who’s standing on the stage, who he in this moment has forgotten exists,” O’Donnell said.

“And he’s referring to when he’s making his point that he has a very important presidential endorsement from what he said was the only black woman elected to the United States Senate and he meant the first. That’s Carol Moseley Braun,” he continued.

“We know he’s a good guy but the fact you that leave the black woman standing on the stage, standing in the shot saying what about me, that was within the dynamic of that gaffe. It’s as bad a moment as he could have had on that stage.”