Trump’s Racist Attacks on Democratic Congresswomen: A Closer Look


-The president mounted
an appallingly racist attack on four Democratic women
of color in Congress. For more on this,
it’s time for “A Closer Look.” [ Cheers and applause ] It’s been obvious from
the very first moment he stepped onto the political stage
that Donald Trump is a racist, and that racism is at the core
of his political ideology. It’s not a side dish.
It’s the main course. Every day, he serves up
a steaming hot entree of racism and then washes it down
with a side of… -McDonald’s, Wendy’s,
and Burger King for some pizza. [ Laughter, cheers ] -Trump launched
his political career by questioning legitimacy
of the first black president, began his campaign by claiming Mexico is sending criminals
and rapists to the U.S., and said a judge who
was overseeing a lawsuit against him in 2016 shouldn’t be allowed
to oversee the case because of his ethnicity. -Now, this judge
is of Mexican heritage. I’m building a wall, okay?
I’m building a wall. -But you’re invoking his race
when talking about whether or not
he can do his job. -Jake, I’m building a wall. Okay?
I’m building a wall. -If you are saying he can’t
do his job because of his race, is that not
the definition of racism? -No, I don’t think so at all.
-No? -No. He’s proud of his heritage.
I respect him for that. -You’re saying he can’t do
his job because of that. -Look, he’s proud
of his heritage, okay? I’m building a wall. This judge is giving us
unfair rulings. Now I say, why? Well, I’m building a wall. -Okay, but why won’t you
tell us what you’re building? [ Laughter ] He keeps saying it over and over
like he’s wearing a wire and calling for backup. “I’m building a wall.
I’m building a wall. Wall!
Steve, get me out of here!” [ Laughter ] So, Trump launched
a racist attack on a judge by calling him unqualified
to rule in a case because of their ethnicity,
and, by the way, in case you’re somehow
still curious about Donald Trump’s legal bona fides, here’s what he had
to say on Friday about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s
report which listed 10 possible instances
of obstruction of justice. Remember, 10. 10! Somehow, everyone’s
forgotten about that, because it was like
50 scandals ago. We all have such scandal
fatigue, at this point,
Trump could streak naked across the White House lawn with his head stuck
in a KFC bucket, screaming, “I did it. I broke all the laws,”
and two days later, we’ll all be scratching
our heads, going, “Oh, yeah, right.
That happened.” So, Trump was asked about
the Mueller report on Friday, and he tried to claim that
Article 2 of the Constitution gives him the power to,
basically, do whatever he wants. Now, remember,
this is the same guy who said a judge wasn’t
qualified to rule on a case because of
that judge’s ethnicity. By comparison,
here’s Trump talking about Article 2 of the Constitution
of the United States. -Number one, there’s no crime. And how do you obstruct
when there’s no crime? Also, take a look
at one other thing. It’s a thing called Article 2. Nobody ever mentions Article 2. It gives me all of these rights at a level that nobody
has ever seen before. We don’t even talk
about Article 2. -what do you mean,
nobody has ever seen before? It was written
over 200 years ago. just because you’ve
never seen it before doesn’t mean
nobody’s ever seen it before. “I just saw this great
little independent film. No one’s ever seen it before,
called ‘The Lion King.'” [ Laughter ] it’s about a good
guy named Scar, but oh, he’s got
a real a [bleep] nephew who tries to backstab him. [ Laughter ] But I like Scar — I haven’t finished it.
It’s two hours long. That’s too long. But I like Scar’s chances.
I think — I think it’s gonna end well
for Scar.” Also his interpretation of
Article 2 is obviously wrong, which is not surprising since he, apparently,
just discovered it. “Here’s another thing
I just learned. Did you know we had a president
who was 100 feet tall? [ Light laughter ] Made of stone.” What we saw in that interview was the core of Trump’s
racist world view, and we saw yet again on Sunday when Trump launched
a stunningly racist attack On four progressive women
of color in Congress. -The President
of the United States told progressive Democratic
women of color in Congress to go back to the crime-infested
places from which they came. Trump writing this — “So interesting to see progressive
Democrat Congresswomen who originally
came from countries Whose governments are a complete
and total catastrophe, The worst, most corrupt,
and inept anywhere in the world, If they even have
a functioning government at all, now loudly and viciously telling the people
of the United States, the greatest and most powerful
nation on Earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back
and help fix the totally broken
and crime-infested places from which they came? Then come back
and show us how it is done. These places
need your help badly. You can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy
to quickly work out free travel arrangements.” -Okay, first of all,
there’s no acceptable word for this other than racist,
period. Not racially charged
or racially tinged or, as “The New York Times” put it, Trump’s racially-
infused politics, like it’s some kind
of fancy drink At a Williamsburg cocktail bar. “Oh, honey, their cosmo
is racially infused.” Second,
this is beside the point, but three of the Congresswomen
you’re attacking were born here, and they’re all
American citizens. So, if you’re asking them to fix the totally broken
crime-infested governments of their home countries,
they’re trying. [ Laughter, cheering ] It doesn’t matter… Doesn’t matter whether they were born here or not,
they’re Americans. This is their country,
and they are treating it with a lot more
respect and devotion than the racist gargoyle
who sits around, tweeting from the back nine
of his chintzy golf course. I mean, look at that. That looks like a sculpture someone would build
to make fun of Donald Trump. I call this one
“The Melting Racist.” And then today
Trump reeled off yet another racist tirade
at a White House event called the “Made in America”
product showcase. First, he took questions
from reporters and defended his tweet
when asked if they were racist. -Not at all. -Democratic Congresswomen
are not American? -Somebody has a problem
with our country, if somebody doesn’t want
to be in our country, they should leave. -I think it’s very fitting that he’s standing
next to a boat because he always looks
like he just fell off the side of a booze cruise and got dragged back onto deck
by a lifeguard. Then Trump moved
over to the podium where he continued his tirade and doubled down
on those racist tweets. -If you’re not happy
in the U.S., if you’re complaining
all the time, very simply, you can leave. You can leave right now. Come back if you want.
Don’t come back. It’s okay, too. But if you’re not happy,
you can leave. -I’m sorry, you’re accusing
someone else of comp– All you do is complain. You spent the eight years
of Obama’s presidency lying and complaining
about everything. In fact, at one point,
you actually bragged about the fact that
you were great at whining. -I am the most fabulous whiner. I do whine because
I want to win. And I’m not hap–
-Are whiners winners? -And I am a whiner,
and I’m a whiner, and I keep whining and whining
until I win. -That is a terrible
Dr. Seuss book. “I keep whining and whining
until I’m a winner. And then I go home
and have pizza for dinner.” [ Laughter ] Trump’s attack on four
progressive women of color wasn’t just blatantly
and appallingly racist, it’s also a classic
racist trope. It’s the kind of taunt
and insult people of color have been
subjected to for years, as Senator Kamala Harris
explained. -It’s absolutely racist
and un-American, and it is an old trope — “Go back to where
you came from.” You might hear it on the street,
but should never hear that from the President
of the United States. -And she’s right.
Trump shouldn’t be president. At best, he should
be on the street selling fake Rolexes
in Times Square and yelling at tourists
for not buying them. “Oh, what?!
You never heard of a Polex?” [ Laughter ] What we’re seeing now,
once again, is the core of Trump’s racist
ideology and policy agenda. His administration is
inflicting cruelty on migrants through inhumane
detention centers, family separation, and he spent his career
questioning the legitimacy of everyone
from the first black president to judges
to members of Congress. What more do you need
to impeach this guy? Congress should
just say to him… -You can leave.
You can leave right now. -This has been “A Closer Look.” [ Cheers and applause ]

The New Faces Of The Democratic Party | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC


ALL OF THESE ARE HALLMARKS OF DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST POLICIES. DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST POLICIES.>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT. THIS IS THE IMPORTANT PART. THIS IS THE IMPORTANT PART. BUT JOINING US NOW, ALEXANDRIA BUT JOINING US NOW, ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ, THE DEMOCRATIC OCASIO-CORTEZ, THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE FOR THE 14th DISTRICT. NOMINEE FOR THE 14th DISTRICT. SHE UNSEATED A TEN-TERM SHE UNSEATED A TEN-TERM INCUMBENT CONGRESSMAN, AND CORY INCUMBENT CONGRESSMAN, AND CORY BUSH IS WITH US HOPING TO PULL BUSH IS WITH US HOPING TO PULL OFF A SIMILAR FEAT IN MISSOURI’S OFF A SIMILAR FEAT IN MISSOURI’S FIRST DISTRICT. FIRST DISTRICT. GREAT EXPLANATION. GREAT EXPLANATION.>>THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU. I’M DYING TO GO FIRST. I’M DYING TO GO FIRST. THAT EXPLANATION MAKES SENSE TO THAT EXPLANATION MAKES SENSE TO A LOT OF PEOPLE, BUT A LOT OF A LOT OF PEOPLE, BUT A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO WATCH THAT ARE PEOPLE WHO WATCH THAT ARE ALREADY IN YOUR CAMP. ALREADY IN YOUR CAMP. BEING TIED TO THE WORD BEING TIED TO THE WORD SOCIALIST, ARE YOU CONCERNED SOCIALIST, ARE YOU CONCERNED THAT WHEN YOU GET ON THE BIG THAT WHEN YOU GET ON THE BIG STAGE THAT COULD BE A KILLER FOR STAGE THAT COULD BE A KILLER FOR YOU? YOU? THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THE THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THE MIDDLE THAT AREN’T GOING TO GO MIDDLE THAT AREN’T GOING TO GO THROUGH THAT EXPLAINER, AND WHEN THROUGH THAT EXPLAINER, AND WHEN THEY HEAR SOCIALIST, THINK THINK THEY HEAR SOCIALIST, THINK THINK MY HARD EARNED DOLLARS, I’M NOT MY HARD EARNED DOLLARS, I’M NOT READY TO GIVE THEM AWAY. READY TO GIVE THEM AWAY.>>I THINK THAT’S A LEGITIMATE>>I THINK THAT’S A LEGITIMATE CONCERN. CONCERN. I GO BACK TO HOW WE WON THE I GO BACK TO HOW WE WON THE RACE. RACE. WE DON’T WIN THIS RACE WITH WE DON’T WIN THIS RACE WITH LABELS OR SAYING I AM THIS OR LABELS OR SAYING I AM THIS OR THAT. THAT. WE ALWAYS RAN THIS RACE WITH OUR WE ALWAYS RAN THIS RACE WITH OUR GOALS AND OUR ISSUES IN MIND. GOALS AND OUR ISSUES IN MIND. WE RAN THIS RACE TALKING ABOUT WE RAN THIS RACE TALKING ABOUT MEDICARE FOR ALL. MEDICARE FOR ALL. WE WON THIS RACE TALKING ABOUT WE WON THIS RACE TALKING ABOUT OPENING TUITION FREE PUBLIC OPENING TUITION FREE PUBLIC COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES. COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES. EXPANDING OUR EDUCATIONAL EXPANDING OUR EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES. OPPORTUNITIES. OUR TRANSIT AND BANKING. OUR TRANSIT AND BANKING. WE TALK DIRECTLY TO THE WE TALK DIRECTLY TO THE EXPLANATION THAT YOU WERE EXPLANATION THAT YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT. TALKING ABOUT. NOT EXPLAINING WHAT THESE NOT EXPLAINING WHAT THESE IDEOLOGIES ARE. IDEOLOGIES ARE. PEOPLE DON’T WAKE UP IN THE PEOPLE DON’T WAKE UP IN THE MORNING AND SAY I’M A CAPITALIST MORNING AND SAY I’M A CAPITALIST OR THIS OR THAT. OR THIS OR THAT. WE DON’T THINK ABOUT IDEOLOGY. WE DON’T THINK ABOUT IDEOLOGY. WE THINK ABOUT WHAT WE’RE TRYING WE THINK ABOUT WHAT WE’RE TRYING TO GET DONE. TO GET DONE. I THINK A LOT OF TIMES PEOPLE I THINK A LOT OF TIMES PEOPLE MAKE THESE IDEOLOGIES, THEY TRY MAKE THESE IDEOLOGIES, THEY TRY TO MAKE THAT THE CONVERSATION TO MAKE THAT THE CONVERSATION POINT WITH THE INTENT OF BEING POINT WITH THE INTENT OF BEING DIVISIVE. DIVISIVE. WITH THE INTENT OF BEING WITH THE INTENT OF BEING ALIENATING. ALIENATING. BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, WHAT BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, WHAT I FOUND IN OUR DISTRICT WAS THAT I FOUND IN OUR DISTRICT WAS THAT MOST PEOPLE WANT TO MAKE SURE MOST PEOPLE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYONE HAS HEALTH CARE. THAT EVERYONE HAS HEALTH CARE. MOST PEOPLE WANT TO MAKE SURE MOST PEOPLE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERY CHILD HAS ACCESS TO THAT EVERY CHILD HAS ACCESS TO AN EQUITABLE EDUCATION THROUGH AN EQUITABLE EDUCATION THROUGH COLLEGE. COLLEGE. AND THAT’S WHAT WE’RE TALKING AND THAT’S WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT. ABOUT.>>CORY, ALL CAMPAIGNS ARE>>CORY, ALL CAMPAIGNS ARE UNIQUE. UNIQUE. THE ISSUES YOU FACE ARE GOING TO THE ISSUES YOU FACE ARE GOING TO BE UNIQUE. BE UNIQUE. BUT ARE THERE THINGS THAT YOU BUT ARE THERE THINGS THAT YOU SAW IN ALEXANDRIA SAW IN ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ’S CAMPAIGN YOU’RE OCASIO-CORTEZ’S CAMPAIGN YOU’RE HOPING TO UTILIZE? HOPING TO UTILIZE?>>ABSOLUTELY.>>ABSOLUTELY. HER CAMPAIGN WAS POWERFUL. HER CAMPAIGN WAS POWERFUL. THE MOMENTUM WAS THERE. THE MOMENTUM WAS THERE. IT WAS ELECTRIC. IT WAS ELECTRIC. THAT’S WHAT’S HAPPENING ON THE THAT’S WHAT’S HAPPENING ON THE GROUND HERE IN ST. LOUIS. GROUND HERE IN ST. LOUIS. WE HAVE PEOPLE POWER. WE HAVE PEOPLE POWER. WE MAY NOT HAVE THE MONEY, BUT WE MAY NOT HAVE THE MONEY, BUT WE HAVE PEOPLE SHOWING UP AND WE HAVE PEOPLE SHOWING UP AND SAYING THIS IS WHO I WANT. SAYING THIS IS WHO I WANT. IT’S ABOUT LEADERSHIP. IT’S ABOUT LEADERSHIP. IT’S NOT ABOUT LOYALTY. IT’S NOT ABOUT LOYALTY. IT’S NOT ABOUT THE POWER. IT’S NOT ABOUT THE POWER. IT’S ABOUT WHO IS GOING TO BEST IT’S ABOUT WHO IS GOING TO BEST REMIT AND FIGHT FOR WORKING REMIT AND FIGHT FOR WORKING FAMILIES AND EVEN THOSE THAT MAY FAMILIES AND EVEN THOSE THAT MAY NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THAT NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THAT TERM. TERM. PEOPLE WHO ARE ON DISABILITY, PEOPLE WHO ARE ON DISABILITY, CHRONIC MENTAL ILLNESS, THEY CHRONIC MENTAL ILLNESS, THEY SHOULD HAVE A VOICE AT THE SHOULD HAVE A VOICE AT THE TABLE. TABLE. THAT’S WHAT I’M LOOKING AT WITH THAT’S WHAT I’M LOOKING AT WITH HER RACE AND THAT’S THE SAME HER RACE AND THAT’S THE SAME THING THAT’S HAPPENING WITH THING THAT’S HAPPENING WITH OURS. OURS.>>LET’S TALK ABOUT IMPACTFUL>>LET’S TALK ABOUT IMPACTFUL LEADERSHIP. LEADERSHIP. I CAN’T FIND ANYBODY OUT THERE I CAN’T FIND ANYBODY OUT THERE WHO SAYS I’M INSPIRED BY MITCH WHO SAYS I’M INSPIRED BY MITCH McCONNELL. McCONNELL. I’M DIEING TO SPEND TIME WITH I’M DIEING TO SPEND TIME WITH HIM. HIM. YOUR VIDEO WAS AMAZING. YOUR VIDEO WAS AMAZING. YOU HAVE INSPIRED PEOPLE. YOU HAVE INSPIRED PEOPLE. BUT MITCH McCONNELL IS A BUT MITCH McCONNELL IS A TACTICAL BEAST. TACTICAL BEAST. PEOPLE AREN’T SENDING HIM PEOPLE AREN’T SENDING HIM CHRISTMAS CARDS, BUT THEY’RE CHRISTMAS CARDS, BUT THEY’RE SENDING HIM CAMPAIGN DONATIONS. SENDING HIM CAMPAIGN DONATIONS. HE’S LEADING THE CHARGE TO GET HE’S LEADING THE CHARGE TO GET ANOTHER SUPREME COURT JUSTICE IN ANOTHER SUPREME COURT JUSTICE IN POSITION. POSITION. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE SUCCESS THE WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE SUCCESS THE REPUBLICAN PARTY HAS PLAYING REPUBLICAN PARTY HAS PLAYING LIFE OR DEATH HARDBALL, WHAT DO LIFE OR DEATH HARDBALL, WHAT DO YOU TAKE FROM THAT AND WHAT ARE YOU TAKE FROM THAT AND WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO? YOU GOING TO DO?>>ONCE AGAIN, I THINK KIND OF>>ONCE AGAIN, I THINK KIND OF GOING BACK TO OUR INITIAL GOING BACK TO OUR INITIAL MESSAGE IN THIS CAMPAIGN, AND IN MESSAGE IN THIS CAMPAIGN, AND IN THAT VIDEO, IT’S PEOPLE VERSUS THAT VIDEO, IT’S PEOPLE VERSUS MONEY. MONEY. WE’RE NOT GOING TO BEAT THEM AT WE’RE NOT GOING TO BEAT THEM AT THAT BIG MONEY GAME. THAT BIG MONEY GAME. THAT’S A TRAP. THAT’S A TRAP. WE NEED TO BEAT THEM WITH BIG WE NEED TO BEAT THEM WITH BIG ORGANIZING. ORGANIZING. THEY NEED TO KNOW THAT I JUST THEY NEED TO KNOW THAT I JUST WANT A RACE WHERE I WAS OUTSPENT WANT A RACE WHERE I WAS OUTSPENT TEN TO ONE. TEN TO ONE. I HAVE SHOWN THAT BIG ORGANIZING I HAVE SHOWN THAT BIG ORGANIZING IS POSSIBLE. IS POSSIBLE. I BELIEVE THAT BIG ORGANIZING IS I BELIEVE THAT BIG ORGANIZING IS THE FUTURE OF THE DEMOCRATIC THE FUTURE OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. PARTY. I BELIEVE THAT WE WILL MAKE THEM I BELIEVE THAT WE WILL MAKE THEM LOSE THESE SEATS BECAUSE WE’VE LOSE THESE SEATS BECAUSE WE’VE GOT THE VOTES. GOT THE VOTES.>>BUT DID DEMOCRATS KNOW HOW TO>>BUT DID DEMOCRATS KNOW HOW TO UNIFY AND GET IT DONE? UNIFY AND GET IT DONE? BECAUSE CONSERVATIVES HAVE SHOWN BECAUSE CONSERVATIVES HAVE SHOWN IN YEAR THAT THEY DO. IN YEAR THAT THEY DO.>>YEAH.>>YEAH. WELL, I THINK THAT I CAN. WELL, I THINK THAT I CAN. I THINK CANDIDATES LIKE CORY I THINK CANDIDATES LIKE CORY BUSH CAN. BUSH CAN. I THINK WHEN YOU HAVE ELECTRIC I THINK WHEN YOU HAVE ELECTRIC CANDIDATES THAT DON’T TAKE CANDIDATES THAT DON’T TAKE CORPORATE LOBBYIST FUNDS SO CORPORATE LOBBYIST FUNDS SO THEIR COMMUNITIES TRUST THEM TO THEIR COMMUNITIES TRUST THEM TO ADVOCATE DIRECTLY FOR THEIR ADVOCATE DIRECTLY FOR THEIR NEEDS, I THINK THIS IS THE NEEDS, I THINK THIS IS THE FUTURE. FUTURE. YOU HAVE ELECTRIC CANDIDATES YOU HAVE ELECTRIC CANDIDATES LIKE CORY BUSH AND OTHERS THAT LIKE CORY BUSH AND OTHERS THAT UNIFY PEOPLE, EXCITE THE UNIFY PEOPLE, EXCITE THE ELECTORATE, AND REALLY WHAT THE ELECTORATE, AND REALLY WHAT THE DEMOCRATIC BASE IS IS NONVOTERS. DEMOCRATIC BASE IS IS NONVOTERS. I KNEW THAT GOING INTO THIS. I KNEW THAT GOING INTO THIS. I KNEW THAT MY BASE WERE PEOPLE I KNEW THAT MY BASE WERE PEOPLE WHO DON’T USUALLY TURN OUT IN WHO DON’T USUALLY TURN OUT IN PRIMARIES. PRIMARIES.>>AND ALSO GOT DONALD TRUMP>>AND ALSO GOT DONALD TRUMP ELECTED. ELECTED. A WHOLE BUNCH OF PEOPLE. A WHOLE BUNCH OF PEOPLE. IT’S AN INTERESTING POINT, BUT IT’S AN INTERESTING POINT, BUT EVERYBODY IS GOING TO BE LOOKING EVERYBODY IS GOING TO BE LOOKING FOR NONVOTERS IN A WAY WE DON’T FOR NONVOTERS IN A WAY WE DON’T TRADITIONALLY DO IN A CAMPAIGN. TRADITIONALLY DO IN A CAMPAIGN. YOU ARE PART OF JUSTICE YOU ARE PART OF JUSTICE DEMOCRATS. DEMOCRATS. THERE ARE SOME POSITIONS LIKE THERE ARE SOME POSITIONS LIKE ENSURING A LIVABLE WAGE TIED TO ENSURING A LIVABLE WAGE TIED TO INFLATION. INFLATION. IT’S GOING TO FIND RESISTANCE IT’S GOING TO FIND RESISTANCE FROM SOME PEOPLE. FROM SOME PEOPLE. WE TALK ABOUT MINIMUM WAGE. WE TALK ABOUT MINIMUM WAGE. WE HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO COME WE HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO COME OUT HERE, PARTICULARLY OUT HERE, PARTICULARLY REPUBLICANS WHO SAY THERE’S A REPUBLICANS WHO SAY THERE’S A MARKET THAT DICTATES WAGES AND MARKET THAT DICTATES WAGES AND HEALTH CARE. HEALTH CARE. WE HAVE ARGUED MANY, MANY TIMES WE HAVE ARGUED MANY, MANY TIMES THAT A MARKET ORIENTED HEALTH THAT A MARKET ORIENTED HEALTH CARE IS A BIT PERVERSE. CARE IS A BIT PERVERSE. IT’S LIKE MARKET ORIENTED IT’S LIKE MARKET ORIENTED PRISON. PRISON. WE DON’T WANT MORE DEMAND FOR WE DON’T WANT MORE DEMAND FOR THEM. THEM. BUT HOW DO YOU GET THESE IDEAS BUT HOW DO YOU GET THESE IDEAS INTO THAT NONVOTER CROWD WHEN INTO THAT NONVOTER CROWD WHEN YOU ACTUALLY FACE BUILT IN YOU ACTUALLY FACE BUILT IN RESISTANCE? RESISTANCE?>>SO ONE THING ABOUT IT IS>>SO ONE THING ABOUT IT IS PEOPLE THAT MAKE $7, $8 AN HOUR, PEOPLE THAT MAKE $7, $8 AN HOUR, THEY DON’T WORK LESS HARD THAN THEY DON’T WORK LESS HARD THAN PEOPLE WHO MAKE $30 AN HOUR. PEOPLE WHO MAKE $30 AN HOUR. SO MAKING SURE THAT PEOPLE WHAT SO MAKING SURE THAT PEOPLE WHAT THEY NEED TO BE ABLE TO SUPPORT THEY NEED TO BE ABLE TO SUPPORT THEIR FAMILIES, PAY THEIR BILLS THEIR FAMILIES, PAY THEIR BILLS AND STILL HAVE MONEY LEFT OVER AND STILL HAVE MONEY LEFT OVER TO SAVE SHOULD NOT BE SOMETHING TO SAVE SHOULD NOT BE SOMETHING WE SHOULD HAVE TO BEG FOR. WE SHOULD HAVE TO BEG FOR. WE HAVE COMPANIES THAT WE KNOW WE HAVE COMPANIES THAT WE KNOW OF THAT MOVE TO $15 AN HOUR OF THAT MOVE TO $15 AN HOUR MINIMUM — WAGE, AND THEY’RE MINIMUM — WAGE, AND THEY’RE PROSPERING AND DOING WELL. PROSPERING AND DOING WELL. AND WHEN I THINK ABOUT IT, WE AND WHEN I THINK ABOUT IT, WE CAN COME UP WITH MONEY TO BE CAN COME UP WITH MONEY TO BE ABLE TO BUILD THESE TENT CITIES ABLE TO BUILD THESE TENT CITIES AND PAY $800 A DAY PER CHILD TO AND PAY $800 A DAY PER CHILD TO BE ABLE TO HOUSE THOUSANDS OF BE ABLE TO HOUSE THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN. CHILDREN. WE CAN COME UP WITH THE MONEY TO WE CAN COME UP WITH THE MONEY TO DO THAT. DO THAT. MILLIONS OF DOLLARS A DAY TO MILLIONS OF DOLLARS A DAY TO HAVE PEOPLE IN THESE DETENTION HAVE PEOPLE IN THESE DETENTION CAMPS, THESE DETENTION CENTERS. CAMPS, THESE DETENTION CENTERS. BUT WE CAN’T MAKE SURE THAT BUT WE CAN’T MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE THAT ARE WORKING HARD PEOPLE THAT ARE WORKING HARD EVERY SINGLE DAY ARE ABLE TO EVERY SINGLE DAY ARE ABLE TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR FAMILIES? TAKE CARE OF THEIR FAMILIES? I THINK THAT WE CAN DO BETTER. I THINK THAT WE CAN DO BETTER.>>THIS IS A BRILLIANT POINT.>>THIS IS A BRILLIANT POINT. AND WHAT CAN YOU LEARN AS A AND WHAT CAN YOU LEARN AS A CANDIDATE FROM DONALD TRUMP’S CANDIDATE FROM DONALD TRUMP’S STRATEGY? STRATEGY? I LOOK AT DONALD TRUMP ACE’S BAS I LOOK AT DONALD TRUMP ACE’S BAS WHO IS WILDLY LOYAL TO HIM AND WHO IS WILDLY LOYAL TO HIM AND THE POINT OF THE TENT CITIES. THE POINT OF THE TENT CITIES. DONALD TRUMP IS PLAYING TO HIS DONALD TRUMP IS PLAYING TO HIS BASE EMOTIONALLY THAT FEEL LEFT BASE EMOTIONALLY THAT FEEL LEFT OUT AND FORGOTTEN. OUT AND FORGOTTEN. IF WE SPENT THE TENS OF MILLIONS IF WE SPENT THE TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS WE’RE SPENDING ON THE OF DOLLARS WE’RE SPENDING ON THE TENT CITIES AND BROUGHT THEM TO TENT CITIES AND BROUGHT THEM TO RURAL AMERICA OR INNER CITIES RURAL AMERICA OR INNER CITIES AND GOT FASTER WI-FI OR BETTER AND GOT FASTER WI-FI OR BETTER HEALTH CARE OR BETTER SCHOOLS, HEALTH CARE OR BETTER SCHOOLS, THAT WOULD ENERGIZE THAT THAT WOULD ENERGIZE THAT NONVOTING BASE THAT GOT OUT NONVOTING BASE THAT GOT OUT THERE AND DIDN’T JUST VOTE FOR THERE AND DIDN’T JUST VOTE FOR HIM. HIM. THEY’RE WILDLY LOYAL TO HIM. THEY’RE WILDLY LOYAL TO HIM.>>YEAH.>>YEAH. AND I THINK THAT KIND OF SPEAKS AND I THINK THAT KIND OF SPEAKS DIRECTLY TO THE QUESTION WHEN DIRECTLY TO THE QUESTION WHEN PEOPLE SAY THESE IDEAS. PEOPLE SAY THESE IDEAS. WHO IN CONGRESS IS GOING TO WHO IN CONGRESS IS GOING TO RESONATE WITH THE IDEAS? RESONATE WITH THE IDEAS? FOR ME IT’S ABOUT WHICH OF THE FOR ME IT’S ABOUT WHICH OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE GOING TO AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE GOING TO RESONATE WITH THESE IDEAS? RESONATE WITH THESE IDEAS? AND WHAT WE FIND IS THAT I AND WHAT WE FIND IS THAT I BELIEVE THAT THE AMERICAN BELIEVE THAT THE AMERICAN ELECTORATE, US AS VOTERS, US VOT ELECTORATE, US AS VOTERS, US VOT FOR A VERY BOELDSLD AGENDA. FOR A VERY BOELDSLD AGENDA. WHEN WE TRY TO WATER DOWN THAT WHEN WE TRY TO WATER DOWN THAT AGENDA BECAUSE OF FEARS OF WHAT AGENDA BECAUSE OF FEARS OF WHAT PEOPLE THINK, WE FIND WE DON’T PEOPLE THINK, WE FIND WE DON’T HAVE A MESSAGE. HAVE A MESSAGE. WE CANNOT RUN WITHOUT A MESSAGE. WE CANNOT RUN WITHOUT A MESSAGE. DONALD TRUMP RAN WITH A MESSAGE. DONALD TRUMP RAN WITH A MESSAGE. IT WAS DISTURBING. IT WAS DISTURBING. IT WAS DIVISIVE. IT WAS DIVISIVE.>>BUT MIGHTILY CLEAR.>>BUT MIGHTILY CLEAR.>>IT WAS CLEAR.>>IT WAS CLEAR. FOR WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS THIS A FOR WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS THIS A TIME MORE THAN EVER TO BE TIME MORE THAN EVER TO BE BOELDS,BOELDSLD, BOELDS,BOELDSLD, TO BE CLEAR. TO BE CLEAR. SO SAY WE’RE A PARTY OF SOCIAL SO SAY WE’RE A PARTY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE FOR AMERICANS. JUSTICE FOR AMERICANS.>>THAT’S CLEAR.>>THAT’S CLEAR.>>WE NEED TO HAVE FIGHTERS.>>WE NEED TO HAVE FIGHTERS. WE SHOULD HAVE CHAMPIONS. WE SHOULD HAVE CHAMPIONS. PEOPLE READY TO LEAD THE ISSUES. PEOPLE READY TO LEAD THE ISSUES. IT’S NOT OKAY TO VOTE DECENT. IT’S NOT OKAY TO VOTE DECENT. YOU HAVE TO STAND UP AND FIGHT YOU HAVE TO STAND UP AND FIGHT BECAUSE WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH BECAUSE WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH THIS ADMINISTRATION, WHAT’S THIS ADMINISTRATION, WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE WHITE HOUSE, HAPPENING IN THE WHITE HOUSE, THEY’RE TAKING PEOPLE OUT. THEY’RE TAKING PEOPLE OUT. A LEADER IS BOLD. A LEADER IS BOLD. YOU’RE MOVING WITH NEW IDEAS AND YOU’RE MOVING WITH NEW IDEAS AND NOT AFRAID TO STAND UP FOR THE NOT AFRAID TO STAND UP FOR THE PEOPLE YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO SERVE.

How Ocasio-Cortez’s victory will shake up future elections


♪♪>>DEMOCRATS IN CONGRESS ARE GETTING READY FOR WAR WITH OTHER DEMOCRATS. THE RISE OF PROGRESSIVES SUCH AS ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ HAS INCUMBENT LAWMAKERS WORRIED ABOUT PRY I MARY CHALLENGERS — PRIMARY CHALLENGERS FROM THE LEFT. DOUG McELWAY TELLS US ABOUT WHAT THEY’RE DOING ABOUT IT.>>JOE CRAWLEY WAS A STRONG CANDIDATE TO BECOME SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE. ALONG CAME AN UPSTART BARTENDER. VIRTUALLY NO POLITICAL EXPERIENCE, LITTLE MONEY, LESS KNOWLEDGE OF HOW TO RAISE IT. ALEXANDRIA CORTEZ BEAT CRAWLEY IN A DISTRICT WHERE THEY STOOD NO CHANCE IN A GENERAL ELECTION.>>THE HOPE IS KINETIC.>>SHE’S SHAKEN ESTABLISHED NORMS. NO SENIORITY. LITTLE RESPECT FROM SENIOR COLLEAGUES. SHE DOES HAVE 5.1 MILLION TWITTER FOLLOWERS AND SOCIAL MEDIA SAVVY. THAT HAS 41 OTHER DEMOCRATIC INCOUPLE BENLTS WORRIED ABOUT THE CHALLENGERS. STEVE ISRAEL TELLS INCUMBENTS TAKE NOTHING FOR GRANTED. THE A.P. FOUND 16 HOUSE DEMOCRATS HAVE RAISED OVER $1 MILLION TO STAVE OFF PRIMARY CHALLENGERS. 20 OTHERS RAISED HALF MILLION IN THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF THE YEAR. ONE OF THE GOD FATHERS OF THE FAR LEFT PRIMARY CHALLENGE IS THIS MAN, UNTIL LAST WEEK HE WAS AOC’S CHIEF OF STAFF. HE CONVINCED HER AND NINE OTHER FAR LEFT DEMOCRATS TO MOUNT PRIMARY CHALLENGES. HE WAS THE MONEY MAN AND DESCRIBED HOW THE MONEY BUNDLING OPERATION WORKED FOR INEXPERIENCED CANDIDATES.>>TRYING TO FIND PEOPLE THAT AREN’T CAREER POLITICIANS. PART OF THE ADVANTAGE OF HAVING THIS UNIFIED CAMPAIGN WHERE THE INFRASTRUCTURE AND FUNDRAISING IS DECIDED FOR THE CANDIDATES, CAN YOU GET WORKING PEOPLE TO RUN WITHOUT THEM HAVING TO FOCUS ON FUNDRAISING.>>LAST UMP MARCH, AOC AND HE WERE HIT WITH A COMPLAINT THAT THEY ORCHESTRATED AN EXTENSIVE OFF THE BOOKS EFFORT. NANCY PELOSI TOLD HER TO REIN IT IN. THE SPEAKER’S MOTIVATION MAY HAVE BEEN TO PROTECT HER

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez: Trump Isn’t Ready For A Girl From The Bronx


FOLKS, MY NEXT GUEST
SHOCKED THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY WITH HER PRIMARY VICTORY ON
TUESDAY NIGHT. SHE’S NOW ON TRACK TO BECOME THE
YOUNGEST CONGRESSWOMAN IN HISTORY. PLEASE WELCOME, ALEXANDRIA
OCASIO-CORTEZ! ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
( BAND PLAYING )>>Stephen: WELCOME TO THE
SHOW. I WANT TO CONFESS THAT I DID NOT
KNOW YOUR NAME ON MONDAY.>>MOST PEOPLE DIDN’T.>>Stephen: BUT WHAT IS IT
LIKE FOR YOU? BECAUSE THIS IS YOUR FIRST
ELECTION.>>YEAH.>>Stephen: YOU UNSEATED A
TEN-TERM CONGRESSMAN, CROWLEY, WHO MANY PEOPLE HAD THROWN OUT
HIS NAME AS THE POSSIBLE HEIR APPARENT FOR NANC NANCY PELOSI. THREE WEEKS BEFORE THE ELECTION
THE POLLS SHOWED YOU 36 POINTS BEHIND HIM AND YOU WON BY 15
POINTS. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
THAT’S A 51 –>>YEAH.>>Stephen: OBVIOUSLY, YOU’RE
A VERY CAPABLE, INTELLIGENT PERSON. WHY DO YOU THINK YOU WERE ABLE
TO SWING 51 POINTS IN THREE WEEKS AND UNSEAT THIS MAN WHO
HAD BEEN THERE 20 YEARS?>>I THINK THE FIRST THING TO
KIND OF MENTION IS I DON’T THINK POLLING IS ALWAYS RIGHT.>>Stephen: WE LEARNED THAT IN
2016.>>POLLING — HERE’S THE BIG
THING, POLLING — PEOPLE TRY TO IDENTIFY WHO’S THE MOST LIKELY
PERSON TO TURN OUT, AND WHAT WE DID IS WE CHANGED WHO TURNS OUT,
AND THAT CHANGES THE WHOLE ELECTION. ( APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: WELL, WHO DOESN’T TURN OUT, ESPECIALLY FOR
DEMOCRATIC PRIMARIES, AND WHO TURNED OUT FO FOR YOU? WHO ARE YOUR CONSTITUENTS?>>WELL, I TELL YOU ONE THING,
WE WERE ABOUT EIGHT MINUTES TILL THE POLLS WERE CLOSING AND I WAS
IN MY HOME NEIGHBORHOOD IN THE BRONX, AND THESE TWO YOUNG,
TEENAGE LOOKING KIDS CAME UP TO ME AND SAID WE JUST VOTED FOR
YOU! AND I WAS, LIKE, HOW OLD ARE
YOU? THEY WERE, LIKE, 19. I WAS, LIKE, 19 YEARS OLD VOTING
IN AN OFF-YEAR MIDTERM PRIMARY ELECTION? ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: WHAT IS GOING THROUGH YOUR HEAD? I’LL SHOW YOU THIS CLIP HERE. WE HAVE A CLIP OF THE MOMENT YOU
FOUND OUT YOU WON. WE DON’T HAVE THE SOUND ON THIS. THERE YOU ARE. WHAT’S HAPPENING? WHAT’S GOING THROUGH YOUR MIND
AT THAT MOMENT?>>IT WAS SO CRAZY BECAUSE I HAD
NOT CHECKED ANY OF THE POLLS. IN THE CAR ON THE WAY TO THIS
PARTY TO THE WATCH PARTY, IT WAS LIKE AN OLD BILL YARDS HALL TO
THE BRONX. I HADN’T CHECKED ANY OF THE
POLLS IN MY PHONE AND WE GET OUT AND I GO, OH, MY GOD, OUTSIDE,
BECAUSE I SEE ALL OF THESE REPORTERS, LIKE, RUNNING TO THE
WATCH PARTY AND, LIKE, NOBODY WAS THERE. IT WAS OUR VOLUNTEERS AND
ORGANIZERS AND SUPPORTERS.>>Stephen: IF YOU SEE
SUPPORTERS RUNNING TOWARD YOU, IT COULD BE VERY GOOD OR VERY
BAD. ( LAUGHTER )
>>EXACTLY. I’M RACING THE REPORTERS INTO
THE BILL YARDS HALL. I RUN INSIDE, RUN IN TO THE TV
SET, I LOOK UP, I SEE THE MARGIN AND THE AMOUNT OF PRECINCTS
REPORTING AND THAT’S HOW I FOUND OUT WE WON THE ELECTION RIGHT
THERE IN THAT MOMENT.>>Stephen: NOW, YOU HAVE A
GOOD SHOT BECAUSE AS MAJORITY DEMOCRATIC DISTRICT, SO THERE’S
A GOOD SHOT YOU WILL GO TO CONGRESS, WHILE NOT GUARANTEED. YOU SAID BECAUSE YOU WERE IN
HOSPITALITY, YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO GET PEOPLE TO BE ON BOARD
WITH YOUR AGENDA. WHAT IS YOUR AGENDA, BECAUSE YOU
DESCRIBE YOURSELF AS A DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST, AND THAT’S
NOT AN EASY TERM FOR A LOT OF AMERICANS. WHAT DOES SOCIALIST MEAN FOR
YOU?>>FOR ME, DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM
IS ABOUT REALLY THE VALUE FOR ME IS THAT I BELIEVE THAT, IN A
MODERN, MORAL AND WEALTHY SOCIETY, NO PERSON IN AMERICA
SHOULD BE TOO POOR TO LIVE. ( APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: SEEMS SIMPLE. EEMS PRETTY SIMPLE. SO WHAT THAT MEANS TO ME IS
HEALTH CARE AS A HUMAN RIGHT. ( APPLAUSE )
IT MEANS EVERY CHILD, NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE BORN SHOULD HAVE
ACCESS TO A COLLEGE OR TRADE SCHOOL EDUCATION IF THEY SO
CHOOSE. ( APPLAUSE )
I THINK NO PERSON SHOULD BE HOMELESS, IF WE CAN HAVE PUBLIC
STRUCTURES AND PUBLIC POLICIES TO ALLOW FOR PEOPLE TO HAVE
HOMES AND FOOD AND LEAD A DIGNIFIED LIFE IN THE UNITED
STATES. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: WELL, THOSE ALL SEEM LIKE VERY WORTHY GOALS, YOU
MAY GET A LITTLE RESISTANCE FROM DONALD TRUMP BECAUSE HE SAID IN
ONE OF HIS TWEETS, HE SAID, WOW, BIG TRUMP HATER CONGRESSMAN JOE
CROWLEY WHO MANY EXPECTED WAS GOING TO TAKE NANCY PELOSI’S
PLACE JUST LOST HIS PRIMARY ELECTION, IN OTHER WORDS HE’S
OUT, THAT’S A BIG ONE NOBODY SAW HAPPENING. PERHAPS HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN
NICER AND MORE RESPECTFUL TO HIS PRESIDENT. SO I ASK YOU, ALEXANDRIA
OCASIO-CORTEZ –>>YEAH.>>Stephen: — ARE YOU GOING
TO BE NICER TO THE PRESIDENT?>>WELL, YOU KNOW, THE PRESIDENT
IS FROM QUEENS AND WITH ALL DUE RESPECT HALF OF MY CONSTITUENCY
IS FROM THE QUEENS. I DON’T THINK HE KNOWS HOW TO
DEAL WITH A GIRL FROM THE BRONX.>>Stephen: THANK YOU SO MUCH. ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ,
EVERYBODY! WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK!

Trump Supporters Chant “Send Her Back” About Ilhan Omar | The Daily Show


Last night had all of the
hallmarks of Trump’s rallies
at their best. You know, call and response,
bragging about his achievements, stories about mythical people who tell hem him
what a great president he is. But then…
but then he changed gears. Changed gears,
and he zeroed in on the story that’s been dominating news
all week: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
and the Squad. And tonight I have a suggestion
for the hate-filled extremists who are constantly trying
to tear our country down. They never have
anything good to say. That’s why I say,
“Hey, if they don’t like it, let them leave.”
Let them leave, right? Cortez. Somebody said
that’s not her name. It’s… They said,
“That’s not her name, sir.” I said, “No, no.” I don’t have time to go
with three different names. We’ll call her Cortez. Too much time.
Takes too much time. My man, you just told us
you literally had nothing to do! (laughter) “I have more time
than anyone in the… I got nothing to do.” “Can you say
this congresswoman’s full name?” “Whoa, whoa, whoa,
I don’t have time for that. You think these crazy tweets
write themselves?” (laughter) And I guess… I guess maybe… maybe Trump didn’t have time
to say her name because he wanted
to leave more time for the crowd to boo
all of the members of the Squad. All right?
Although, something tells me there’s one member of the Squad Trump supporters
aren’t really familiar with. When you see
the four congresswomen… Oh, isn’t that lovely? (crowd booing) Representative Ilhan Omar. (crowd booing) Representative Rashida Tlaib. (crowd booing) Representative
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. (crowd booing) Representative Ayanna Pressley. (laughs) Oh, man. Okay, that was…
that was hilarious because they clearly don’t know
who Ayanna Pressley is. Everyone else,
they were like, “Boo!” And then with her, it was like,
“Oh, we’re still… we’re still reading up on her.” (laughter) And I’ll be honest.
I’ll be honest. If I was Ayanna Pressley, I wouldn’t know how to feel
about this. No, because on the one hand,
I don’t want to get booed. On the other hand,
I don’t want to be left out by being the only person
who doesn’t get booed. You know? Yeah. Like, if all my friends
got booed and I didn’t, I would be like,
“Guys, am I not booable? “Am I… am I…
You would tell me “if I wasn’t booable,
right? Like… “You know what, I’m gonna go
to Instagram and see if I’m… Wait, there’s no likes.
No one likes me?” (laughter) But while the crowd
may not have been as familiar
with Ayanna Pressley, it was very clear how they felt
about Ilhan Omar. NEWSMAN:
It was the defining moment of the president’s rally
Wednesday night in North Carolina, the raucous crowd
unleashing a new chant: “Send her back.” And obviously and importantly, Omar has a history of launching vicious, anti-Semitic screeds. CROWD (chanting):
Send her back! Send her back! Send her back!
Send her back! Send her back! Send her back! Send her back! Wow. “Send her back.” A U.S. citizen. “Send her back.” Yeah. It almost makes you miss
the innocent days when all Trump’s crowd
wanted to do was imprison a woman
without trial. You know? (chanting):
“Lock her up! Lock…” ‘Cause that was horrible,
but at least Hillary would get to stay
in the country, you know? And, you know, there have been
several disturbing moments in the Trump presidency, but for some reason, this one moment
felt extra disturbing. It’s the same way I felt
when Ted Cruz grew a beard. Like, I… I didn’t think
it could get any worse, but here we are. And I-I’m far from the only one who felt that way
about this moment in the rally. I mean, pretty much
everyone who watched this thing was sickened by what they saw. A group
of Republican congressmen even personally expressed their
concerns about it to Mike Pence in a secret morning meeting. Yeah. And the backlash
was so intense that even the president himself tried to distance himself
from his crowd. REPORTER: When your supporters
last night were chounting– chanting “Send her back,”
why didn’t you stop them? Why didn’t you ask them
to stop saying that? Well, number one,
I-I think I did. I started speaking very quickly. It-it really was a loud– I disagree with it,
by the way. But it was quite a chant. And, uh, I felt
a little bit badly about it. But I will say this,
uh, I did– and I started speaking
very quickly– but it started up
rather-rather fast, as you probably noticed. I was not happy
when I heard that chant. Wait, what? Sometimes I think
this guy thinks, like, cameras don’t exist.
It’s just like– How-how is Trump gonna say
he wasn’t happy with that chant? He inspired the chant. He’s the one who tweeted
they should go back, right? I mean, he said it in his
speech. We saw it. He said it. This would be like the deejay
turning on a crowd. You know?
Like, the deejay’s like, “Everybody make some noise!” And the crowd’s like, “Hey!”
He’s like, “Hey, hey, hey, hey. “Hey, we got neighbors,
we got neighbors. “Come on, man. “It’s a Tuesday night.
People have things to do. Come on.” And, like, I d–
I don’t know what’s worse. I don’t know what’s a worse lie: Trump saying
that he didn’t like the chant or that he quickly stopped
the crowd from chanting. He said that.
“I quickly stopped them.” He didn’t stop anything. He was basking in that moment like an iguana
soaking up racist sun. Like, come on. Like, he let that chant
go on for so long, Usain Bolt could have won
a gold medal in that time. Yeah.
And that sounds like a joke, sounds like a joke,
but it’s also completely true. -(starting shot) -CROWD:
Send her back! Send her back! Send her back!
Send her back! -Send her back! Send her back!
-(cheering and applause) Send her back!
Send her back! And she talked
about the evil Israel… See that? Everyone crossed the line before Trump stopped the chant. And, look, here’s the thing, like, we’ve seen this before
from Trump. If you remember,
he’s done this. He gets his supporters
worked up, he pretends to be shocked, and then it becomes one
of his greatest hits when he’s on the road.
He did the exact same thing with “lock her up.”
Exact same thing. Came out,
they shouted “lock her up,” and then, when they asked him,
he was like, “I c– I can’t believe it.
I don’t like it. I don’t want Hillary– I don’t
want Hillary to go to jail.” And then, like,
a few months later, he was like, “Lock her up, lock her up.” So we know what’s gonna happen. We know where this is gonna go. This is gonna become a thing. And to all those Republicans who felt uncomfortable
by what they saw at this rally, maybe instead of complaining
about it to Mike Pence in a little meeting, you
should step up and do something. Like, what I’m trying to say is grow some balls,
grow some balls, -grow some balls.
-(cheering and applause)

How The Left Will Win In 2020


All right, welcome to the Young Turks Jake Huber Jonna I roll with you guys as always big day on the news lots of talk about guns. I’m gonna remind the Right-wing by the Second Amendment. They’re gonna cry that’s gonna be fun What do you good mood? So hood? Mmm, okay. It’s probably because you’ve never read it Okay, it’s long in their defense. Yeah, it’s a whole cycling line. Yeah, it’s yeah, there’s a couple of commas in there Okay. Anyways, alright but I’m ready to get started because I’m amped up you ready. What can I show the shirt? Okay Screech thickness, I’ll wrote the damn bill. I didn’t make the damn shirt, but somebody did and thank you that’s not available Yeah shopping really tells on how minute shop T y-t-dot-com. I love that shirt We got more of those coming up one of the best moments of the first night. Yes, I wrote the day bill I love it. Okay to this day when I wear my Birdie so punctured people. Yeah Yeah, oh that’s very wins wearing Mine is mine. I’ve to there they’re aging. Yeah. Well, yeah, baby blue will be gone. Okay Yeah, okay. Well, why don’t we do that because there’s a lot going on. Okay, and my guests are gonna relate to this All right ready? Here we go Justices coming three more candidates announced from the Justice Democrats. So some are familiar if you were paying attention last time around and some are new so Cara Eastman in Nebraska is back She came within two points of defeating a Republican Don bacon in Nebraska’s second District. Yes. You heard that right? She came within two points of beating a Republican in Nebraska And so now she’s back in she’s gonna finish the job Don bacon Of course votes with Donald Trump an overwhelming majority of the time. He’s a Republican. It takes almost all of his money from big donors Of course, there’s no grassroots support on the Republican side in terms of finances. They don’t need him They’re just like give me huge checks, and I’ll do whatever you want What I love my Cara is that not only is she Great at knowing her district and and being electable and she’s this close to taking out Don bacon And she I’m like I said if she’s gonna do it this time but also She’s deeply progressive and she’s like no, I’m not gonna mitigate my message because it’s Nebraska. We have a winning message I’m gonna get the folks here higher wages. I’m gonna get them health care and I’m actually going to represent them And of course all just Democrats are uncorrupted no corporate PAC money at all as you can see with AOC and the others in Congress That has freed them to be strong and actually represent their voters so I love that Carrie Smith’s been endorsed again by just Democrats now a new face for One of the most important races in the country arguably the most important Alex Morse Is going to take on Richard Neal now Alex, is the mayor of Holyoke he won that job at the age of 22. That’s crazy He’s only 30 years old right now. That’s one year older than Alexandra crosshair Cortez I’m gonna interview him later tonight on The Young Turks check that out as well and and Alex is the Amazing things with Holyoke amazing, okay so we’ll get to that but Richard Neil his Democratic incumbent in that Seat is the head of the House Ways and Means Committee. That is the most powerful committee in the House of Representatives one of the most important Establishment Democrats if Richard Neal goes down. It will be an earthquake if you remember I said that once before in 2016, I said if Crowley went down it would be an earthquake and it turned out it was of course and I think he did I He has three letters. Yeah, okay, I believe it was a than oh and then his seed, okay and then Richard Neil is against green, New Deal Against Medicare for all and since he’s the head of the House Ways and Means Committee they control the budget He can block all progressive legislation and does and but it gets worse than that, Richard Neil and I’m gonna tell you how you’re gonna donate to these uncorrupted candidates in a second Richard Neil in fact There you go. That’s one way to do it. Okay down below Richard Neil Has the ability to ask for Trump’s tax returns. First of all, you could ask for him on a federal level He waited six months to ask for them Why nobody knows I just paid dragged it out a little bit so that maybe Trump can skate before the elections? Okay, and then now New York has passed the law saying ya know here’s Trump’s tax returns But there’s only one person who can ask for them. That’s the head of the House Ways and Means Committee That’s Richard Neil This is not about the courts Now other the federal taxes are in the courts and Trump is trying to block it We could have Trump’s taxes right now right now today, but Richard Neil a so-called Democrat says no, I’m gonna protect Donald Trump I’m in the Donald Trump protection racket business That’s because he’s ordered by Nancy Pelosi to protect Donald Trump So I can’t wait to beat Richard Neil if you live in Massachusetts you live in that my Master’s first District It’s a progressive district. Why do you have a Trump defending Trump supporting Richard Neil as your Congressman? Joe is sitting there doing nothing But blocking progressive priorities and helping Donald Trump. Elect Alex Morse. It’s a giant election You’ve got to help him do that Super proud to have message US Democrat obviously means no corporate PAC money on corrupt the last one Morgan Harper in Ohio’s third District I’m not sure. She’s got enough of an education though having on the Tufts Princeton and Stanford worked at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under well, obviously that Bureau is Set up by Elizabeth Warren then run by Richard Cordray. So here comes Warren’s army Just Democrat running against Joyce Beatty She’s not in the House Financial Service Committee Democratic incumbent that has taken in four terms Just four terms how much money from the finance industry? two million dollars Morgan Harper is clean will not take any money from the finance industry. So you have your choices Morgan’s an incredible candidate we’ll also will have all of them on The Young Turks Now look guys for this noose Crop of candidates that I just mentioned you got to go to Jay Dems not us slash big news and it is big news So you not got a Republican in? Nebraska and you shut all the mainstream media about Oprah grocers don’t know how to win in the middle of the country by the way A Democrat lost to that Republican Before a corporate Democrat lost to him and even though car was so close and it’s so obvious that that she’s the person to support Democratic party and I was thinking about getting a candidate against car Eastman they’re Unbelievable. They’re Unbelievable. I’ll that under unity. Yeah, exactly. It also filed under corruption cuz there why did they run a candidate against car? He spent in a primary. They’re like, well, she’s not corrupt. So how would we control her? Exactly. They can’t control morgan harper. Alex Moore’s car Eastman or any of the just Democrats on it now So Jay Dems dot us slash big news Let’s do it right now because if they’re not taking corporate PAC money All they got is you guys and so look journalists have said The Young Turks audience powered AOC and other just Democrats to winning there was a thousand factors But you guys are in giant part of it and people know it. So let’s make this happen if these guys win Every other Democrat in in in the house and in the Senate will be so scared like yeah I’m a great New Deal I met Medicare for all corporate back with a little corporate back, but I don’t walk over my so that’s what we want We won’t yet in they’ll say like media will ask us are you trying to intimidate them? Absolutely, yes, yes we are because They either work for the corporations or they vote work for the voters And if the boaters are intimidating them, you know what you call that that’s called democracy All right, so let’s go get it done right now All right, and alex is gonna be on the program in the third hour today today today So make sure you stick around for that. That’s super dynamic only a couple hours away But if you’re really desperate I talked to him on the damage before a little weight of waist back So you go take a look Wow. Look at this guy always beating me to the punch. Okay? Damage report, you know, you know terse members you can watch that live and give it any time You want PYT cops eyes join. All right, John What’s okay. Let’s jump it in the news more on guns, obviously considering the state of our country If you had any hopes that the mass shootings over this weekend would put a pressure on politicians to do something about gun control Well, Donald Trump is here to tamper down your expectations a little bit for instance on the topic of banning assault weapons Here is what he had to say Well, I can tell you that there is no political appetite for that at this moment if you look at said you could speak to do your own calling and there’s no political appetite profit from the standpoint of Like jiff, but I will certainly bring that up. I’ll bring it up is whether the boys Yeah, well, we’ll talk about it and we’ll look into things and yeah, they’re brought up type of maybe Donald Trump back during the last campaign was talked about us. He’s a different sort of Republican He’s not you know dogmatic in the way that they are He might be different on health care and war and things like that But he’s also a gigantic liar and there is very very much an appetite for this particular sort of gun control Let’s take a look at a poll that was tweeted out by a johanna of Piacenza Who shows that 7 and 10 voters overall support an assault weapons ban 54% of registered Republicans support an assault weapons ban Well, there’s no appetite among the corrupt politicians that are represent the Republican Party Because they have an appetite for checks Cold hard checks coming from the NRA and gun manufacturers. That’s what they have an appetite for Yeah, two-thirds of Republican women are in support of it, but that doesn’t even merit real consideration by the president. Yeah So look in a democracy 7 out of 10 Americans wanting something would be a layup But if we had a democracy you’ll hear me say it for the thousandth time federal background checks Poland 97% we don’t have them we don’t have them No, the Mitch McConnell block that in the Senate now you get a load of the flip-flops of Donald Trump on this one He says oh, we’re gonna strongly consider it after this shooting right, but wait a minute I thought he said that after the Parkman shooting. Oh, yeah, he did And then he said, oh no, these politicians are scared of the NRA none me, not me He went and talked to that in our ad said okay I’m really scared of them turns out they give me a lot of money and I’m corrupt so I’m not gonna do a damn thing So which one was it? Hey, hey. Hey. Hey, if you’re a Magus Oporto, did you like Donald Trump? Who said he was gonna do something strong about background checks? Or do you like the Donald Trump who did nothing about background checks to make up your mind Which Donald Trump do you like so you you say oh, I’m offended that you call him a liar But he said those two different things so which Donald Trump do you like you tell me? All right, then after this shooting was over just strong We’re gonna be very strong and then he said the report is asking but well, you know I don’t know if there’s an appetite for it now He says there’s not an appetite for the assault assault weapons ban for the other one He said I’ve been talking them for three days trying to discern if there’s an appetite I said, yes, sir He would never say this. Okay? Yeah, Lucy, so we’re gonna have that in a sec But I do I want to combine this He says no appetite for an assault weapons ban So he’s not going to consider even though we didn’t know the polling is there he supposedly cares a lot about polls and ratings you Would think that he would know this But another Republican a pat toomey was asked about this topic and take a look at the way he responded to it my Focus is on keeping guns out of the hands of people who should not have guns people who have no legal right to a firearm You know the guns that are described as assault weapons are Almost invariably no more powerful than ordinary hunting rifles They they look different, you know they’re painted black and they’ve got features that an ordinary hunting rifle doesn’t have but they’re no more lethal and And they’re extremely popular and so to ban an extremely popular firearm I I’m not going to support that that would be an infringement on the rights of law-abiding citizens that is Amazing wrong on two camps John is it true that they’re incredibly popular in the state of Pennsylvania? Where is the senator? I Assume so I don’t know. Yeah, so I looked it up 68% it would like to ban it in the state of Pennsylvania ban it no, but that can’t be because he’s right Here’s the thing. So, yes, obviously the thing is they do sell and whether they sell in Pennsylvania or not They do sell and the companies that sell them would like to keep selling them. They’re popular in that respect He’s not saying let’s not ban it because they’re popular and I don’t want to offend the sensibilities of those people It’s that he doesn’t want to hurt the profits of the companies that are selling them Yeah, you know how many people in the state of Pennsylvania oppose a ban on assault weapons? Because he says that’s it’s a popular weapon So I’m sure 90% of opposed the ban, right if it’s that popular like food is popular. Nobody wants to ban food, right? 27% oppose a ban. Yeah now not popular. Also, I think that’s kind of the exact opposite of populum Yeah, not being shot quite popular. I think in Pennsylvania too, actually Yeah, I’m especially it’s very late, but I just want to challenge the media here So you guys think I’m rude when I say pat toomey is a liar But I come at it with truth and facts. What do you come at it with political correctness? Well, it would be rude to accurately challenge pat toomey and say you’re lying about your own state 68% of people in Pennsylvania want to ban assault weapons. Yeah, so why are you lying about it or Do you just have it wrong? Can you please admit to us? You’re a bumbling fool and don’t know your state adult and that’s at a minimum the maximum is you know your state and you’re a goddamn liar and you’re doing it because you’re corrupt and you’re taking checks from the NRA but which one is it Pat Toomey? Because what it isn’t is Accurate. Yeah, but will depress you that. No, they’ll say it’s rude to tell the truth. Don’t tell the truth It’ll be rude it’ll offend the senator from the Honorable gentleman from Pennsylvania. Oh, I’m so sorry that I’m giving offense. So I found the shooting in El Paso and they’re shooting in Dayton to be slightly more offensive to say the least Yeah, well just get ready for tomorrow. Headline New York Times. No appetite for assault weapons ban Ya know says Pat Toomey a biker says Trump in this in this particular case Yeah, so you want to move on to his visit today? No, I don’t know. I’m not done beating them up yet I have two more things to say about it 1 on to me and one on Trump. So to me also said well, ok Americans rights they got rights so luckily I found the Second Amendment for you guys. It wasn’t hard. It’s the second one And so I’m gonna read it to you. They ordered them. Yeah it is Yes and it’s talked about a lot except nobody ever reads it so I Don’t know if this is gonna be considered rude to read the Constitution, but I’ll do it for you says a well-regulated militia. Uh-huh a Well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed see there’s a qualifying part of that sentence that is never ever ever ever mentioned and Enormous ly important. So let me ask you this way. Does anyone think that the mass shooters were a well-regulated militia? Well, if you’re being honest every single person would answer no they were obviously not part of a well-regulated And they were certainly not necessary to the security of a free State. Yeah, given that they clearly did not Have second Amendment rights. And by the way, if you’re not part of a well-regulated militia being necessary For the security of a free State you don’t have second Amendment rights either because the Second Amendment is about that How do I know I just read it? I just read it and you just heard it but every single Gun nut right when you’re conservative in the country will lie about the Second Amendment over and over and it’s kind of like those guys That are religious zealots too. They talk in circles. Well Jesus could walk on water because water could receive Jesus or Muhammad could see the fire from the burning bush and the thing and so could Moses because the bush would burn only in front of Moses and Mohammed, right? So well, I mean and since then it says you have a right to bear arms because you’re part of a well-regulated militia but if you have guns by definition, you’re a part of a militia because of a comma What no plain? English you are not part of a well-regulated militia. You have no goddamn right to a gun. Oh My god, oh my god, then. How will I commit the massacres? Well, we’ll have to sort that out. Later But no the Second Amendment does not say anything of the sort If you don’t trust me go find a constitution find it online Find it in person read it for yourself. And if you can speak English, first of all, if you can’t leave the country If you can speak English here you are I’m just using conservative logic. All right, so there it is There it is. Read the whole goddamn thing So long Trump will never make it through put it put a picture in there. Maybe he’ll read it All right now back to Trump all the points. Yeah, well Back to Trump so then he says Okay. Look I’m talking about very strongly over the last three days talking about the federal background checks Except here’s some part you missed you threatened a veto of federal background checks The house has already passed it Mitch McConnell will not allow it for a vote and Donald Trump says, it doesn’t matter if Mitch McConnell allows the vote in the Senate because I will veto federal background checks God, dammit. Which one is it? Which one? Is it? Are you supporting the Donald Trump? Who says he’s super strong on federal background checks, or the one that says he’ll veto federal background checks And if you think he knows what he’s doing like, oh, it’s the strategies playing both sides No, moron of the highest order or maybe the lowest order Like he probably if you had an honest conversation with him your is buddy or whatever Hey Donnelly, you know, you’re the one blocking federal background checks. No way. I mean, yeah, that’s right. No, wait, what what? Total idiot doesn’t know anything listen and The frustrating thing is that for the Democrats all that they need to campaign on if they want to campaign against Trump and the Republicans And what they’ve done and not done has been written for them every single thing every serious threat against the American people The Republicans are actively disarming the federal government against so if it’s election interference They’re stopping us from being protected If it’s your health care They’re trying to take it away from you If it’s climate change than making sure we don’t do anything if it’s gun violence and making sure we don’t have any reforms whatsoever Like issue after issue after issue, they stand there to make sure that you are vulnerable to these threats and that’s it Hey Democrats, I think they’re so look. You know, what? Give like free membership or something or just get anybody to watch the videos of The Young Turks that are actually politicians I’m not kidding. Okay, cuz they don’t know what they’re doing at all Why don’t you do a press conference where you say federal background checks are ready to go There’s only two people blocking them Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump. Okay, you say oh the rest of the massacres are not their fault Okay, you find that controversy. I don’t find it remotely controversial but Let’s put out a marker if they do not pass federal background checks and you put on a giant posters the biggest poster you’ve ever Seen that says 97 percent on it 97 percent of Americans want this and then put out a second giant poster overwhelming majority Republican voters that want it then put out a third giant check of the 50 million dollars in bribes at the NRA gave to Politician to the Republican Party in the last election or in 2016, right? And those are legalized bribes Campaign donations put out those three things and then say if they don’t pass it by the next massacre Can anyone really argue it isn’t their fault? Okay, but no the Democrats go but It’s not that hard it’s not that hard they’re just not trying yeah We should probably take our first break more to get to after that Yes, and then we will get to him visiting and consoling the victims. Oh That ought to go brilliantly wait till you hear what he wrote right after you visited the victims We’ll do that when we come back We hope you’re enjoying this free clip from the young turks If you want to get the whole show and more exclusive content while supporting independent media Become a member at TYT comm slash joined today in the meantime. Enjoy this free sex All right bagging a young turks We’re gonna go to comments as usual members first as usual TYT calms eyes joy to become a member Porkchop Express says John wore the damn shirt That’s the new I wrote the damn bill Bernie sure we get out on at shop T y-t-dot-com Lane says agitprop. It was my favorite show on the network. 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Okay something the dial of ideas All right Ronan won Ronan Juan says Nebraska is split into two electoral votes cars district east is actually purple and went to Obama back in the day eastern Nebraska is where the larger cities are, by the way now look Ronan won I know that but first of all the corporate Democrats lost that seat Anyway, Obama want it but they’re like, oh I got a great idea Let’s do a Republican like guy they ran a guy and they ran him against car Eastman in the primary She beat him in the primary last time Who is anti-choice? He’s the one that lost the Republican in the first place he’s anti-choice and it’s the genius idea of Nancy Pelosi to run him Okay Now they’re gonna waste such total money in a primary trying to run him again Even though carb beat him the last timer now and he was really imagine if they took that money and started now over a year in advance of the election to support her increase her name recognition Could that be worth 2 and a half points? And that’s what the complaint they always have when you run against incumbents Oh boy, you’re wasting money in a primary. Well our choice of money in a primary gears car lock it up Yeah, there’s such liars. Anyway, Jay Dems dot us slash big news to support them Nicholas forces Republicans Nancy included have an appetite for checks not however for checks and balances Oh Like that kind of talk viscous creases marijuana is extremely popular still banned no, no, don’t worry If Joe Biden wins, he’s gonna move it from a Schedule one drug to a schedule 2 drug nice Whoa, I mean 40 years from now when it has 99.9% popular at eat then maybe the Democrats forget the Republicans the Democrats Might do something about it, but show very very bold 65% popular in a democracy you would win immediately Zappa fan on Twitter last one says like these are effing justice Democrats or awesome Agreed Jay Dems dot sorry. Yes, not us slash big news that a donate to the biggest news We make the biggest news to donate to the new candidates. All right, John. What’s next? Okay a little bit more from today. Mm-hmm today Donald Trump visited Dayton Ohio to talk to some of the survivors of the mass shooting this weekend their families hospital staff and His visit has received sort of mixed reviews. It’s hard to know exactly what happened there because people seem to disagree So speaking to reporters after his visit senator sherrod Brown said Trump was comforting in his talks with patients in the hospital But both he and the mayor of Dayton said they used their time with Trump to lobby him to push for an assault weapons ban and stronger background checks among other so there they said that they try to push him for reforms and progress which does not to me read as Critical of the president but he and his staff sure seem to take it that way. So what did Trump say? So first of all, I watch the press conference sherrod Brown Exactly as your reporter John. I saw it with my own eyes. It was like he even said I respectfully told the president that you know, what would help the police officers the most is Banning assault weapons that sometimes are used against them, right? I respectfully told the presence so White House social media director dance cabina jr. Responds with lying and completely Mischaracterizing won’t took place with the president’s visit to the Miami Valley Hospital today Lying about what the way he didn’t ask for an assault weapons, ban. He wasn’t respectful. It’s not a hospital What are you like they’re so weirdly malicious. Look the Democrats barely fight you as it is, right? It’s support and it even just politely ask you for something about dirty liars liars on what? Anyway, that’s them now the president So he does this thing it actually goes relatively Well, there’s protesters but as everybody reports including the Democrats, you know Well received at the hospital which by the way is how it should be. Yes He’s coming to to pay respects and he’s coming to see the wounded and he is the President of the United States of America So overall it goes up pretty well right and and it by the way the the Democrats there the Senator sherrod Brown and the mayor should ask for it when he asks What do you need each they should ask for ban assault weapons because that’s what they believe so everything goes just fine President then you think Trump is going to be? Magnanimous afterwards. No, he says I think my rhetoric brings people together Come really? All right. All right. Hold on then he goes When asked about white supremacy from the reporters, he says I don’t like it whether it’s white supremacy whether it’s any other kind of supremacy What other kinds of supremacy are there in America? Is that a thing? Like is there any? roving band of Asian supremacists in America ginger supremacists destroy Dayton err is there ls1 kind really a Breed Americans here are a minority Latinos are a minority Okay, so I use this example. I know it’s absurd kind of thing But like just so you could like Turks in Germany are a minority talking about Turkish supremacy There would be bizarre and ridiculous Turks in Turkey are the majority You could talk about Turkish supremacy being a problem in Turkey against the Kurds For example, you see that it depends on the situation but right wingers are not that bright. So there look. Oh, yeah So what what about black supremacy? Blacks emergency, where where is it? Okay Yeah it also so he’s asked not about like what’s wrong with white people since our generic question He’s asked to denounce white supremacists specifically and if you’re a trump supporter, you don’t think that he’s the white supremacist, right? Fine then. Why does he feel a knee-jerk need to defend them to obfuscate the issue? Why does he have to both sides it if you agree that this thing that he’s not that you’re not is bad Why can’t he just say that when the guy who shot up El Paso was a white supremacist. Nobody disagrees with that Why can’t he just say it? Why does he and summon right-wing media, which we’re gonna talk about a little bit later on Why do they feel like they have to defend these people? so that’s a great question because It never occurred to me to defend white supremacists or talking about how I’m against other kinds of supremacy Right in this country because there isn’t any other kind of surprise missing in this country, right? So it would never occur to me but it would occur to you if you’re a white supremacist, right? You say well, okay Hey look about the blacks. They got so much power, right? No, not right Anyway one last thing so then he sees Biden talking about the tragedy now Biden criticized Trump But mainly talking about the tragedy and the people who died on what could we do about it? You know what Trump tweets so boring That’s insane. Oh I’m sorry was was Biden boring you talking about the victims of a massacre I mean what kind of an unbelievably insensitive maniacal child rights, so and he did he knew several O’s so Boring, and then he followed it out with the lamestream media will die in the ratings and clicks with this guy We’re talking about ratings as he’s talking about massacres disguised boy. You think that today is about the victims of a terroristic Trump it’s a buzz bomb with the and who has better ratings Trump or Biden If you can’t see the guy’s a megalomaniac there’s something wrong with you and then he continues It will be over for them not to mention the fact that our country will do poorly with him It would be one big crash. But at least China will be happy. Okay, I like to note for the record that he said In a basically almost at a parenthesis not to mention the fact that our country will do poorly with him Like that’s after he talked about the ratings like mainly the ratings will be bad Yeah, but also I guess if you give a damn about the country the country also won’t do well under Biden and oh What are we talking about today? All people who died? Who cares? What are the ratings Babur a fine would do well sleeping job Monster through and through if you can’t see it you’re an idiot so Depressing. Yeah Okay, why don’t we move on other news? Okay. There’s other monsters to deal with. Yes country. Mmm-hmm White supremacy has had a pretty bad week with a lot of people finally seeming to take the threat It poses seriously and think that we need to finally do something about it. But Tucker Carlson is not one of those people But the whole thing is a lie if you were to assemble a list a Hierarchy of concerns of problems this country faces where what white supremacy beyond the list right up there with Russia probably It’s actually not a real problem in America the combined membership of every white Supremacist organization in this country with able to fit inside a college football stadium. I Mean, seriously, this is a country where the average person is getting poorer where the suicide rate is spiking White supremacy, that’s the problem. This is a hoax just like the Russia hoax. It’s a conspiracy theory used to divide the country And keep a hold on power Okay, so look it’s a super serious story, but it’s impossible not to start with Tucker’s face What does that face he does and how come no producer has ever told him dude? You look super weird writing early on people probably tried. Yeah, there’s some things you can’t change. Yeah Did you saw the beginning the clip here? Come to me, right? Yeah, that’s better. Yeah, right there can go to him I don’t need imitated. What is that? Why does he do that? Because Tucker you look super confused in either I’m trying to help you out you like this look does not look strong or anything This looks like I don’t know what I’m about to say. I’m really gonna read that in the prompted. That seems ridiculous. Really Okay, fine white supremacy is not a problem. So look now under the substance Even if you were gonna make this case, which is a maniacal case Would you make it the week that a white supremacist murdered 22 people and injured dozens others? maybe if your goal was To defend white supremacist and to protect their image and confuse people about it. Yeah Yeah, today would be the perfect time then. Could you imagine if after a a? Muslim extremist killed massacred 22 people and injured so many others and did a manifesto about how Islam is the best and we’re gonna dominate you guys and I and I this was a strike against white people and Christians if Ilhan omar came out and said yeah Muslim extremism is overhyped. It’s not a real problem in America What do you think Tiger crossing would do? What do you think? You know? Yeah. Yeah Well, I mean, you can’t fill a football stadium with radical Islamic terrorists Kenya. So by his definition, it’s not a threat. Yeah Are you kidding me a football stadium? Look, there’s some dangerous extremists on all sides of the country I’d be surprised you could fill a room if Muslim extremists in the country. Now the ones that are are very dangerous And so the law enforcement should be tracking all extremists of any race religion etc. But that’s your standard You can’t fill a right? Yeah, I mean look white supremacist terrorists can’t even fill a stadium with him So fifty five thousand of them not a I mean how many massacres are were to go through look? Obviously, that’s actually not the number one problem with his argument. I think it’s obvious We’re gonna get to the number one problem But even if you take what he said at face value, it’s preposterous on all grounds, right? Ok, now we’re not taking it at face value because his definition of white supremacist this well The guy goes and he does cosplay or whatever and he puts on the hood and he’s you know And he gets the burning cross and that slowly once he counts right? Because a lot of the white supremacist you go interview with him they use the n-word over and over again and say that black people are dumb and they’re white people are smartness up and I saw This with my own eyes a reporter that asked this particularly guy happen to be a wizard in the KKK So they’re like so you didn’t obviously you’re a racist that he’s like no, I’m not Okay, my tuggers definition he doesn’t go in the football stadium because he said he’s not a racist So I guess he’s not a white supremacist Even though he thinks all black people are idiots and all white people are geniuses or should rule over them But he’s not a racist. So he doesn’t go in the football stadium still they fill a football stadium. Okay? No, the problem Tucker is When you call immigrants dirty and you talk about them in it as an infestation, and yes I’m about to refer to Nazi Germany. So oh my god, you need to save space do you need to save space and the reason I’m referring to that is because that is how they started they started calling the Jews an infestation a virus and Invasion and they said the Jews will not replace us. Guess what Tucker cross-asset on there The immigrants will not replace us direct quote. Yeah. I don’t know. We always have to have this like debate about our cross Oh is easy white supremacist is he not I tweeted a couple things to that effect This week and people like pushback like he he’s on tape calling Iraqis semi-literate primitive monkeys Didn’t we just go through this with Reagan? We’re even like his close friend was like, yeah, that one’s hard to deny ya know but The white supremacists who then say that there’s no white supremacy think yeah, John He’s not a white supremacist because the Iraqis are monkeys. You see what ok So they they can’t it’s like asking the fish. How’s the water and they go what water? Yeah, it is asking Tucker Carlson has the white supremacy and he goes what white supremacy. Yeah, because he’s surrounded by it That’s that’s what he thinks. That’s what he is his base assumption. So he thinks oh, I’m not a white supremacist. I just think that Middle Easterners are monkeys Latinos are dirty and are invading our country with an infestation and blacks. Don’t get me started on the blacks But why supremacy what do you mean? Yeah, what’s the premise II so but really I want to be fair though So really fast I want to be fair to the facts and then I’ll be fair just carlson. So third effects Is it an issue? Well earlier this er FBI director Christopher Rea told Congress that domestic terrorism is just as equal a threat as international terrorism Race that the bureau had already hailed 100 cases in the first three quarters of 2019 hundreds You know will fill a stadium or anything, but it would mess up your day and mess up your town. That seems pretty serious But I also want to be fair to talk across in like we’re attacking him all of us, but he has supporters So let’s get their perspective on Twitter. I found this this is from a dr David Duke, who said Tucker is right white supremacy is a ziomedia Conspiracy theory the term itself is a lie millions of white activists are not supremacist We seek not to oppress or destroy any race human rights for all even for white people stop anti-white racism I don’t know that guy, but he’s very Enthusiastic about it’s caused by the way in the midst of saying that he’s not a white supremacist He says I owe media referring to Zionists referring to the Jews Yeah and David Duke also But this support, is it new because Previously that guy who apparently is a doctor had said can’t cook the tuck Tucker Carlson does it again? This is Becca during the confirmation hearings of Neil Gorsuch and this other guy He’s got a big following Richard Spencer had tweeted previously Tucker has become a major public figure not simply for his talents and good humor but because he has raised the specter of nationalism national disintegration and anti white hatred often implicitly and Increasingly explicitly if you’re not familiar with Richard Spencer That’s good because he’s actually a Nazi but he’s a big fan of soccer. Carlson has been for a long time And of course if you’ve been living in a cave David Duke was a Grand Wizard of the KKK I really hope that goes to that side. Okay, and I What did he say? I kind of liked it You can’t tuck the cut can’t cut the top now. I like we can tuck the tuck better All right look last thing here if you think Latino immigrants are dirty you’re a racist. So now people are gonna say no way matter if you see that Yes you morons If you travel 2,000 miles in under desperate situations, yes, you need a shower That’s not the point. But as human beings as homo sapiens as fellow People they are not more dirty than white people or people that live in this country. Yeah, and so when you every group that has attacked a minority in the history of humanity has called them dirty and Infestation, etc. It doesn’t you don’t even have to go to the Nazis You can almost every group that’s ever done it in humanity has said the others are Dirty and on our problem and are gonna bring disease and we must protect ourselves from them So if you use that kind of language, you are a racist, you know Who use they use that against by the way in this country before? Italians we got a story later on the show about how eleven Italians were lynched in America in the late 1800s because partly of the Racism that we did against Italians back then and guess what we called them dirty and So now no Italians are clean. The Irish are clean. Everything’s clean now, except a dirty Latinos Yeah, if you say that you might be a white supremacist. In fact take the word might out. Yeah Thing right? Yeah. All right. We’ll be right back You

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DESPITE THE FACT THAT THE CRIME DESPITE THE FACT THAT THE CRIME RATE WAS AT A 50 YEAR LOW, RATE WAS AT A 50 YEAR LOW, DESPITE THE FACT THAT ILLEGAL DESPITE THE FACT THAT ILLEGAL BORDER CROSSINGS WERE AT A 50 BORDER CROSSINGS WERE AT A 50 YEAR LOW, THE PRESIDENT SPOKE OF YEAR LOW, THE PRESIDENT SPOKE OF QUOTE, AMERICAN CARNAGE. QUOTE, AMERICAN CARNAGE. LIKE HE MADE THINGS UP TO BE LIKE HE MADE THINGS UP TO BE ANGRY ABOUT WITH AMERICA. ANGRY ABOUT WITH AMERICA. HE LIED ABOUT AMERICA. HE LIED ABOUT AMERICA. LIED ABOUT AMERICA AND ALL OF LIED ABOUT AMERICA AND ALL OF THE HORRIBLE THINGS THAT WERE THE HORRIBLE THINGS THAT WERE GOING ON IN AMERICA. GOING ON IN AMERICA. THE AMERICAN DREAM SAID, NO, THE AMERICAN DREAM SAID, NO, AMERICAN DREAM IS NOT DEAD. AMERICAN DREAM IS NOT DEAD. THE AMERICAN DREAM HAS NEVER THE AMERICAN DREAM HAS NEVER BEEN DEAD. BEEN DEAD. BUT USING DONALD TRUMP’S OWN BUT USING DONALD TRUMP’S OWN LOGIC, HE SHOULD HAVE GONE BACK LOGIC, HE SHOULD HAVE GONE BACK TO SCOTLAND. TO SCOTLAND. BECAUSE HIS MOTHER WAS AN BECAUSE HIS MOTHER WAS AN IMMIGRANT THERE. IMMIGRANT THERE. HIS GRANDPARENTS WERE IMMIGRANTS HIS GRANDPARENTS WERE IMMIGRANTS FROM GERMANY AND NOW HE’S SAYING FROM GERMANY AND NOW HE’S SAYING BECAUSE THE DULY ELECTED MEMBERS BECAUSE THE DULY ELECTED MEMBERS OF CONGRESS ARE DOING WHAT HE OF CONGRESS ARE DOING WHAT HE DOES EVERY DAY, CRITICIZING DOES EVERY DAY, CRITICIZING THINGS ABOUT THE COUNTRY, THEY THINGS ABOUT THE COUNTRY, THEY SHOULD GO HOME. SHOULD GO HOME. IT’S RIDICULOUS. IT’S RIDICULOUS. GOOD MORNING. GOOD MORNING. WELCOME TO “MORNING JOE.” WELCOME TO “MORNING JOE.” TODAY IS JULY 16th. TODAY IS JULY 16th. WITH US WE HAVE MSNBC POLITICAL WITH US WE HAVE MSNBC POLITICAL ANALYST AND FORMER CHAIRMAN OF ANALYST AND FORMER CHAIRMAN OF THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE MICHAEL STEELE. COMMITTEE MICHAEL STEELE. WE HAVE POLITICS EDITOR, SAM WE HAVE POLITICS EDITOR, SAM STEIN. STEIN. WASHINGTON ANCHOR FOR THE BBC WASHINGTON ANCHOR FOR THE BBC WORLD NEWS AMERICA, KATTY KAY. WORLD NEWS AMERICA, KATTY KAY. AND ASSOCIATE EDITOR OF “THE AND ASSOCIATE EDITOR OF “THE WASHINGTON POST” AND MSNBC WASHINGTON POST” AND MSNBC POLITICAL ANALYST EUGENE POLITICAL ANALYST EUGENE ROBINSON. ROBINSON. AND ROGERS PROFESSOR OF THE AND ROGERS PROFESSOR OF THE PRESIDENCY AT VANDERBILT PRESIDENCY AT VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY, JON MEACHAM. UNIVERSITY, JON MEACHAM. HE IS OF COURSE AN NBC NEWS AND HE IS OF COURSE AN NBC NEWS AND MSNBC CONTRIBUTOR. MSNBC CONTRIBUTOR. MIKA OF COURSE WENT OUT TO IOWA MIKA OF COURSE WENT OUT TO IOWA YESTERDAY TO INTERVIEW JOE YESTERDAY TO INTERVIEW JOE BIDEN. BIDEN. WE’LL BE SHOWING YOU AN EXTENDED WE’LL BE SHOWING YOU AN EXTENDED INTERVIEW TODAY. INTERVIEW TODAY. SHE CAUGHT A LATE FLIGHT BACK, SHE CAUGHT A LATE FLIGHT BACK, SO SHE WON’T BE WITH US TODAY. SO SHE WON’T BE WITH US TODAY. BUT WE’RE GOING TO BE BRINGING BUT WE’RE GOING TO BE BRINGING YOU THE KEY MOMENTS OF HER SIT YOU THE KEY MOMENTS OF HER SIT DOWN WITH THE VICE PRESIDENT DOWN WITH THE VICE PRESIDENT STRAIGHT AHEAD AND THROUGHOUT STRAIGHT AHEAD AND THROUGHOUT THE MORNING. THE MORNING. BUT JON MEACHAM, BEFORE WE GET BUT JON MEACHAM, BEFORE WE GET TO ALL THE NONSENSE AND THE TO ALL THE NONSENSE AND THE CHAOS OF YESTERDAY, THIS SORT OF CHAOS OF YESTERDAY, THIS SORT OF REMINDS ME WHAT TRUMP HAS PICKED REMINDS ME WHAT TRUMP HAS PICKED UP ON HERE IS WHAT WE SAW AS UP ON HERE IS WHAT WE SAW AS LITTLE KIDS, BUMPER STICKERS LITTLE KIDS, BUMPER STICKERS DURING THE VIETNAM WAR, WHICH IS DURING THE VIETNAM WAR, WHICH IS AMERICA, LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT. AMERICA, LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT. AND I SUPPOSE IT MIGHT BE A MORE AND I SUPPOSE IT MIGHT BE A MORE EFFECTIVE COMING FROM DONALD EFFECTIVE COMING FROM DONALD TRUMP IF DONALD TRUMP DIDN’T TRUMP IF DONALD TRUMP DIDN’T BUILD HIS ENTIRE POLITICAL BUILD HIS ENTIRE POLITICAL CAMPAIGN OVER FALSE CONSPIRACY CAMPAIGN OVER FALSE CONSPIRACY THEORIES THAT LIED ABOUT THE THEORIES THAT LIED ABOUT THE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES, PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES, THAT LIED ABOUT AMERICA’S CRIME THAT LIED ABOUT AMERICA’S CRIME RATE. RATE. THAT LIED ABOUT OUR STANDING IN THAT LIED ABOUT OUR STANDING IN THE WORLD, THAT LIED CONSTANTLY THE WORLD, THAT LIED CONSTANTLY TO TRY TO TEAR THIS COUNTRY TO TRY TO TEAR THIS COUNTRY DOWN. DOWN. THE MAN HAS SPENT HIS ENTIRE THE MAN HAS SPENT HIS ENTIRE POLITICAL CAREER TEARING THIS POLITICAL CAREER TEARING THIS COUNTRY DOWN. COUNTRY DOWN. SO NOW VERY ODD. SO NOW VERY ODD. HE TURNS HIS SIGHTS ON FRESHMEN HE TURNS HIS SIGHTS ON FRESHMEN CONGRESSWOMEN AND SAYS BASICALLY CONGRESSWOMEN AND SAYS BASICALLY THE SAME THING WE HEARD IN THE THE SAME THING WE HEARD IN THE 1960s AND ’70s, AMERICA, LOVE IT 1960s AND ’70s, AMERICA, LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT. OR LEAVE IT.>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT. AND THEREBY MANAGES YET AGAIN TO AND THEREBY MANAGES YET AGAIN TO CORRUPT AND HAS NO UNDERSTANDING CORRUPT AND HAS NO UNDERSTANDING OF THE SINGULAR CONTRIBUTION OF OF THE SINGULAR CONTRIBUTION OF AMERICAN VALUES TO THE IDEA — AMERICAN VALUES TO THE IDEA — THE PERENNIAL IDEA OF NATIONAL THE PERENNIAL IDEA OF NATIONAL IDENTITY. IDENTITY. THE THING ABOUT BEING AN THE THING ABOUT BEING AN AMERICAN IS IT’S NOT ABOUT AMERICAN IS IT’S NOT ABOUT BLOOD, AND IT’S NOT ABOUT SOIL. BLOOD, AND IT’S NOT ABOUT SOIL. IT’S ABOUT THE ASCENT TO AN IT’S ABOUT THE ASCENT TO AN IDEA. IDEA. DO YOU AGREE WITH THOMAS DO YOU AGREE WITH THOMAS JEFFERSON THAT ALL MEN ARE JEFFERSON THAT ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL OR ENDOWED BY CREATED EQUAL OR ENDOWED BY THEIR CREATOR WITH CERTAIN THEIR CREATOR WITH CERTAIN UNALIENABLE RIGHTS AND ARE YOU UNALIENABLE RIGHTS AND ARE YOU DEVOTED TO THE JOURNEY TO IF THE DEVOTED TO THE JOURNEY TO IF THE MORE PERFECT UNION. MORE PERFECT UNION. WE DIDN’T APPLY IT WHEN HE WROTE WE DIDN’T APPLY IT WHEN HE WROTE IT AND WE HAVEN’T FULLY APPLIED IT AND WE HAVEN’T FULLY APPLIED IT EVEN NOW, BUT TO BE PATRIOTIC IT EVEN NOW, BUT TO BE PATRIOTIC IS TO BE A PROTESTER BECAUSE YOU IS TO BE A PROTESTER BECAUSE YOU WANT THE UNION TO BE MORE WANT THE UNION TO BE MORE PERFECT. PERFECT. YOU MIGHT WANT IT TO BE PERFECT. YOU MIGHT WANT IT TO BE PERFECT. BUT THE INSIGHT OF THE FOUNDERS BUT THE INSIGHT OF THE FOUNDERS IS MORE PERFECT IS AS GOOD AS IS MORE PERFECT IS AS GOOD AS WE’LL GET ON THIS SIDE OF WE’LL GET ON THIS SIDE OF PARADISE. PARADISE. I THINK THAT’S ONE OF THE THINGS I THINK THAT’S ONE OF THE THINGS THAT HAS TO BE CONFRONTED HERE THAT HAS TO BE CONFRONTED HERE IS THAT I DON’T BELIEVE THE IS THAT I DON’T BELIEVE THE PRESIDENT ACTUALLY UNDERSTANDS PRESIDENT ACTUALLY UNDERSTANDS WHAT I JUST SAID. WHAT I JUST SAID. YOU DON’T HAVE TO TAKE IT FROM YOU DON’T HAVE TO TAKE IT FROM ME. ME. TAKE IT FROM RONALD REAGAN ABOUT TAKE IT FROM RONALD REAGAN ABOUT WHOM HE’S TWEETED A FAKE MEME WHOM HE’S TWEETED A FAKE MEME THAT SAYS RONALD REAGAN SAID THAT SAYS RONALD REAGAN SAID THAT HE MET DONALD TRUMP AND WAS THAT HE MET DONALD TRUMP AND WAS GOING TO BE PRESIDENT. GOING TO BE PRESIDENT. I MEAN, IT’S JUST — YOU KNOW, I MEAN, IT’S JUST — YOU KNOW, IT’S THE TRUMAN SHOW. IT’S THE TRUMAN SHOW.>>A COMPLETE LIE.>>A COMPLETE LIE.>>IT’S JUST MADNESS, IT’S>>IT’S JUST MADNESS, IT’S MADNESS. MADNESS. AND SO REAGAN SAID, YOU KNOW, AND SO REAGAN SAID, YOU KNOW, YOU CAN BE BORN — YOU HAVE TO YOU CAN BE BORN — YOU HAVE TO BE BORN IN FRANCE TO BE A BE BORN IN FRANCE TO BE A FRENCHMEN. FRENCHMEN. YOU HAVE TO BE BORN IN BRITAIN YOU HAVE TO BE BORN IN BRITAIN TO BE AN ENGLISHMAN, BUT YOU TO BE AN ENGLISHMAN, BUT YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE BORN HERE TO BE DON’T HAVE TO BE BORN HERE TO BE AN AMERICAN. AN AMERICAN.>>GOOD THING FOR DONALD TRUMP>>GOOD THING FOR DONALD TRUMP BECAUSE HIS MOTHER WAS NOT BORN BECAUSE HIS MOTHER WAS NOT BORN HERE. HERE. HIS FATHER WAS THE SON OF GERMAN HIS FATHER WAS THE SON OF GERMAN IMMIGRANTS. IMMIGRANTS. AND IT’S SO FUNNY, SOME OF THESE AND IT’S SO FUNNY, SOME OF THESE PEOPLE THAT DONALD TRUMP PEOPLE THAT DONALD TRUMP ATTACKED FOR COMING FROM OTHER ATTACKED FOR COMING FROM OTHER COUNTRIES ACTUALLY HAD PARENTS COUNTRIES ACTUALLY HAD PARENTS IN AMERICA MORE THAN DONALD IN AMERICA MORE THAN DONALD TRUMP DID. TRUMP DID. BUT ANYWAY, OF COURSE WHY ARGUE BUT ANYWAY, OF COURSE WHY ARGUE FACTS WITH DONALD TRUMP? FACTS WITH DONALD TRUMP? THAT’S NOT WHAT THIS IS ABOUT. THAT’S NOT WHAT THIS IS ABOUT. THIS IS DONALD TRUMP. THIS IS DONALD TRUMP. OF COURSE IT’S NOT A DOG

When AOC Has A Comic Book, Have They Become Too Political? Stan Lee Wouldn’t Think So | NBC News Now


CALL. ARE COMIC BOOKS THAT ARE ARE COMIC BOOKS THAT ARE POLITICAL ANYTHING NEW? POLITICAL ANYTHING NEW?>>Reporter: WE’RE IN THE MIDST>>Reporter: WE’RE IN THE MIDST OF A COMIC BOOK RENAISSANCE. OF A COMIC BOOK RENAISSANCE. SO OKAY, MAYBE NOT COMIC BOOKS SO OKAY, MAYBE NOT COMIC BOOKS PER SE. PER SE. BUT THE STORIES INSPIRED BY THEM BUT THE STORIES INSPIRED BY THEM ARE EVERYWHERE. ARE EVERYWHERE. MOVIES. MOVIES. TV SHOWS. TV SHOWS. PODCASTS. PODCASTS. SUPERHEROES ARE IN ESCAPABLE. SUPERHEROES ARE IN ESCAPABLE. WITH NEW FANS COME NEW CRITICS. WITH NEW FANS COME NEW CRITICS. AND ONE ISSUE THEY HAVE LATCHED AND ONE ISSUE THEY HAVE LATCHED ON TO IS THE FORCED PLITIZATION ON TO IS THE FORCED PLITIZATION OF THESE STORIES. OF THESE STORIES. WE HAVE SEEN A BACKLASH AGAINST WE HAVE SEEN A BACKLASH AGAINST A BLACK SPIDER MAN. A BLACK SPIDER MAN. A FEMALE CAPTAIN MARVEL. A FEMALE CAPTAIN MARVEL. AND EB WONDER WOMAN. AND EB WONDER WOMAN. THEY USE HASHTAGS LIKE BOYCOTT THEY USE HASHTAGS LIKE BOYCOTT CAPTAIN MARVEL TO SHOW THEIR CAPTAIN MARVEL TO SHOW THEIR DISTATE. DISTATE. THE POLICYIZATION OF THEIR SOUP THE POLICYIZATION OF THEIR SOUP HOE E HE HOE E HE — SUPERHEROS ARE UPSETTING. — SUPERHEROS ARE UPSETTING.>>PEOPLE THAT ARE UPSET HAVE A>>PEOPLE THAT ARE UPSET HAVE A POINT OF VIEWS THE LIKE THEY POINT OF VIEWS THE LIKE THEY WANT THEM TO BE UNSOPHISTICATED. WANT THEM TO BE UNSOPHISTICATED. AND THERE’S A SOPHISTICATED AND THERE’S A SOPHISTICATED AUDIENCE. AUDIENCE.>>Reporter: LUKE LIVES AND>>Reporter: LUKE LIVES AND BREATHES COMIC BOOKS. BREATHES COMIC BOOKS. THE WRITER AND EDITOR OF RED THE WRITER AND EDITOR OF RED SONYA. SONYA. HE WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO CALL STAN HE WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO CALL STAN LEE, THE GOD FATHER OF MARVEL LEE, THE GOD FATHER OF MARVEL COMICS, HIS MENTOR. COMICS, HIS MENTOR.>>AS STAN LEE SAID A STORY>>AS STAN LEE SAID A STORY WITHOUT A MESSAGE IS LIKE MAN WITHOUT A MESSAGE IS LIKE MAN WITHOUT A SOUL. WITHOUT A SOUL.>>Reporter: STAN WROTE SOAP BOX>>Reporter: STAN WROTE SOAP BOX COLUMNS. COLUMNS. IN 1970, AVENGERS NUMBER 74, HE IN 1970, AVENGERS NUMBER 74, HE ADDRESSED THE ISSUE. ADDRESSED THE ISSUE. FROM TIME TO TIME, WE RECEIVE FROM TIME TO TIME, WE RECEIVE LETTERS FROM READERS TO SAY LETTERS FROM READERS TO SAY THERE IS TOO MUCH MORALIZING IN THERE IS TOO MUCH MORALIZING IN OUR MAGS. OUR MAGS. SOMEHOW, I CAN’T SEE IT THAT SOMEHOW, I CAN’T SEE IT THAT WAY. WAY. IT SEEMS TO ME A STORY WITHOUT A IT SEEMS TO ME A STORY WITHOUT A MESSAGE, HOWEVER SUBLIMINAL, IS MESSAGE, HOWEVER SUBLIMINAL, IS LIKE MAN WITHOUT HIS SOUL. LIKE MAN WITHOUT HIS SOUL.>>ANY GOOD ART FORM.>>ANY GOOD ART FORM. AND THIS IS A POPULAR ART FORM, AND THIS IS A POPULAR ART FORM, HAS A POINT OF VIEW. HAS A POINT OF VIEW. SINCE CAPTAIN AMERICA PUNCHED SINCE CAPTAIN AMERICA PUNCHED OUT HITLER IN THE ’40s. OUT HITLER IN THE ’40s.>>Reporter: A HISTORY SOME>>Reporter: A HISTORY SOME NEWER FANS MIGHT NOT BE AWARE NEWER FANS MIGHT NOT BE AWARE OF. OF. PUNCHING HITLER IN THE FACE PUNCHING HITLER IN THE FACE MIGHT NOT SEEM VERY MIGHT NOT SEEM VERY CONTROVERSIAL. CONTROVERSIAL. THIS WAS 1941, BEFORE AMERICAN THIS WAS 1941, BEFORE AMERICAN SOLDIERS FOUGHT IN EUROPE AND SOLDIERS FOUGHT IN EUROPE AND BEFORE A MAJORITY IN THE COUNTRY BEFORE A MAJORITY IN THE COUNTRY SUPPORTED ENTERING THE WAR AT SUPPORTED ENTERING THE WAR AT ALL. ALL.>>IN THE ’40s, THEY WERE>>IN THE ’40s, THEY WERE FIGHTING THE AXIS POWERS AND THE FIGHTING THE AXIS POWERS AND THE NAZIS. NAZIS. IN THE ’60s, YOU HAD THE X MEN IN THE ’60s, YOU HAD THE X MEN COME OUT COME OUT MUTANTS WERE A STAND-IN FOR JEWS MUTANTS WERE A STAND-IN FOR JEWS OR AFRICAN-AMERICANS OR THE LGBT OR AFRICAN-AMERICANS OR THE LGBT COMMUNITY OR WHATEVER. COMMUNITY OR WHATEVER.>>POLITICAL MESSAGES.>>POLITICAL MESSAGES.>>WHATEVER THE MINORITY WAS.>>WHATEVER THE MINORITY WAS. RIGHT? RIGHT? ONE OF THE BASIC CONCEPTS OF ONE OF THE BASIC CONCEPTS OF BLACK PANTHER WAS THAT WHAT KANA BLACK PANTHER WAS THAT WHAT KANA WAS NOT COLONIZED. WAS NOT COLONIZED.>>YOU CAN START BUILDING AND>>YOU CAN START BUILDING AND SHAPING GREAT CHARACTERS FOR SHAPING GREAT CHARACTERS FOR EACH GENERATION. EACH GENERATION. THE TEMPLATE IS THERE. THE TEMPLATE IS THERE.>>Reporter: BRINE IS LUKE’S>>Reporter: BRINE IS LUKE’S CREATEIVE PARTNER. CREATEIVE PARTNER. HE’S A DIE HARD FAN OF COMICS. HE’S A DIE HARD FAN OF COMICS. COMIC BOOKS PLAY FAST AND LOOSE COMIC BOOKS PLAY FAST AND LOOSE WITH MULTIPLE VERGS OF WITH MULTIPLE VERGS OF CHARACTERS. CHARACTERS. ALTERNATE REALITIES AND SHIFTING ALTERNATE REALITIES AND SHIFTING TIME LOOINS. TIME LOOINS.>>PETER PARKER CAN AGE.>>PETER PARKER CAN AGE. OR HE DOESN’T AGE. OR HE DOESN’T AGE. BRUCE WAYNE IN THE 1930s MAY BRUCE WAYNE IN THE 1930s MAY HAVE VN A DARK VIGILANTE. HAVE VN A DARK VIGILANTE. TODAY, A MISUNDERSTOOD TODAY, A MISUNDERSTOOD BILLIONAIRE. BILLIONAIRE.>>SOMETIMES IT WORKS.>>SOMETIMES IT WORKS. SOMETIMES IT DOESN’T. SOMETIMES IT DOESN’T.>>IT’S BEAUTIFUL.>>IT’S BEAUTIFUL.>>Reporter: CAPTAIN MARVEL IS A>>Reporter: CAPTAIN MARVEL IS A WOMAN IN SOME IT RATIONS AND A WOMAN IN SOME IT RATIONS AND A MAN IN OTHERS. MAN IN OTHERS. MOVIES ABOUT MILES AND PETER MOVIES ABOUT MILES AND PETER PARKER EXIST AT THE SAME TIME. PARKER EXIST AT THE SAME TIME.>>I GO TO THE COMIC SHOP EVERY>>I GO TO THE COMIC SHOP EVERY WEEK. WEEK. I FEEL THERE ARE ICONIC I FEEL THERE ARE ICONIC CHARACTERS TO SOMEBODY 30 YEARS CHARACTERS TO SOMEBODY 30 YEARS FROM NOW. FROM NOW. AND THERE SHOULD BE FRESH BLOOD AND THERE SHOULD BE FRESH BLOOD TODAY IN ANY INDUSTRY. TODAY IN ANY INDUSTRY. OTHERWISE, WHAT WITH REDOING. OTHERWISE, WHAT WITH REDOING.>>Reporter: IT SEEMS>>Reporter: IT SEEMS COUNTERINTUITIVE THAT SOME OF COUNTERINTUITIVE THAT SOME OF THE SUPERHEROES THAT WERE KREE THE SUPERHEROES THAT WERE KREE KRATD SHOULDN’T BE POLITICAL. KRATD SHOULDN’T BE POLITICAL. AND TODAY, OUR COUNTRY IS AND TODAY, OUR COUNTRY IS ARGUABLY MORE POLITICAL THAN ARGUABLY MORE POLITICAL THAN EVER. EVER. SO WHAT SORT OF COMICS COME OUT SO WHAT SORT OF COMICS COME OUT OF THIS? OF THIS? ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ AND THE ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ AND THE FRESHMAN FORCE. FRESHMAN FORCE. WHAT SIT GOING TO BE? WHAT SIT GOING TO BE?>>A COLLECTION OF STORIES.>>A COLLECTION OF STORIES. FOUR TO FIVE-PAGE SHORT STORIES FOUR TO FIVE-PAGE SHORT STORIES THAT TAKE HER ON ADVENTURES. THAT TAKE HER ON ADVENTURES.>>Reporter: HE IS THE PUBLISHER>>Reporter: HE IS THE PUBLISHER OF DEVILS DO COMICS. OF DEVILS DO COMICS. THEY PUT OUT BOOKS ABOUT ALL THEY PUT OUT BOOKS ABOUT ALL SORTS OF THINGS. SORTS OF THINGS. THIS SUMMER, A STORY ABOUT THIS SUMMER, A STORY ABOUT CONGRESSWOMAN ALEXANDRIA CONGRESSWOMAN ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ. OCASIO-CORTEZ. FOR MOST PEOPLE, THEY THINK FOR MOST PEOPLE, THEY THINK COMICS COMICS COMICS, SUPERMAN, WONDER WOMAN. COMICS, SUPERMAN, WONDER WOMAN. NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE THINKING NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE THINKING ABOUT LAWMAKERS. ABOUT LAWMAKERS.>>TRUE.>>TRUE.>>Reporter: I THINK A LOT OF>>Reporter: I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED TO SEE PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED TO SEE A CONGRESSWOMAN GRACING THE A CONGRESSWOMAN GRACING THE COVER OF A COMIC BOOK. COVER OF A COMIC BOOK. IS THERE AN AUDIENCE? IS THERE AN AUDIENCE?>>ABSOLUTELY.>>ABSOLUTELY. WE’RE PROBABLY SELLING THE WE’RE PROBABLY SELLING THE MAJORITY TO PEOPLE THAT DON’T MAJORITY TO PEOPLE THAT DON’T READ COMIC BOOKS. READ COMIC BOOKS. AS A COMIC BOOK CREATE IR, YOU AS A COMIC BOOK CREATE IR, YOU STOP THINKING ABOUT IT AS A STOP THINKING ABOUT IT AS A GENRE. GENRE. WE GET A MAINSTREAM VIRAL WE GET A MAINSTREAM VIRAL SUCCESS, IT’S LIKE, NO COMICS SUCCESS, IT’S LIKE, NO COMICS ARE ABOUT EVERYTHING. ARE ABOUT EVERYTHING.>>Reporter: THIS IS NOT THE>>Reporter: THIS IS NOT THE FIRST COMIC BOOK BASED ON A REAL FIRST COMIC BOOK BASED ON A REAL WORLD POLITICIAN. WORLD POLITICIAN. JOSH’S TEAM WAS ABLE TO RIDE THE JOSH’S TEAM WAS ABLE TO RIDE THE WAVE OF EXCITEMENT AROUND THE WAVE OF EXCITEMENT AROUND THE RECORD NUMBER OF WOMEN IN RECORD NUMBER OF WOMEN IN CONGRESS. CONGRESS. WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO DO THIS? WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO DO THIS?>>WHEN YOU’RE AN ARTIST.>>WHEN YOU’RE AN ARTIST. IT’S HOW YOU EXPRESS YOURSELF. IT’S HOW YOU EXPRESS YOURSELF. SO WHEN SOMEONE INSPIRES, YOU SO WHEN SOMEONE INSPIRES, YOU WANT TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. WANT TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. IT’S A HELL OF A LOT MORE IT’S A HELL OF A LOT MORE CATHARTIC THAN POSTING ON CATHARTIC THAN POSTING ON FACEBOOK OR VENTING ONLINE. FACEBOOK OR VENTING ONLINE. THE AOC BOOK, HOW THE OBAMA BOOK THE AOC BOOK, HOW THE OBAMA BOOK WAS INSPIRED, WHEN I HEARD HE WAS INSPIRED, WHEN I HEARD HE USED TO COLLECT COMIC BOOKS. USED TO COLLECT COMIC BOOKS. AOC WAS INSPIRED FOR ME TO PULL AOC WAS INSPIRED FOR ME TO PULL THE TRIGGER WHEN SHE STARTED THE TRIGGER WHEN SHE STARTED QUOTING ALAN MOORE. QUOTING ALAN MOORE.>>Reporter: YOU’RE LIKE, WE>>Reporter: YOU’RE LIKE, WE GOTTA DO SOMETHING. GOTTA DO SOMETHING.>>FOR ANYONE THAT DOESN’T KNOW>>FOR ANYONE THAT DOESN’T KNOW WHAT THAT IS. WHAT THAT IS. THERE WAS A POLITICAL AD THAT THERE WAS A POLITICAL AD THAT SAID DEMOCRATS ARE HAVING A SAID DEMOCRATS ARE HAVING A PROBLEM REINING IN AOC. PROBLEM REINING IN AOC. SHE SAID, YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND, SHE SAID, YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND, YOU’RE LOCKED IN HERE WITH ME. YOU’RE LOCKED IN HERE WITH ME. A FAMOUS QUOTE. A FAMOUS QUOTE.>>Reporter: I THINK WHAT I>>Reporter: I THINK WHAT I LEARN SD COMIC BOOKS ARE DEEPLY LEARN SD COMIC BOOKS ARE DEEPLY ENTER TWINED WITH OUR POLITICS. ENTER TWINED WITH OUR POLITICS. POLITICIANS ARE INSPIRED BY POLITICIANS ARE INSPIRED BY THEM. THEM. AND NOW POLITICIANS ARE AND NOW POLITICIANS ARE INSPIRING THE CREATION OF INSPIRING THE CREATION OF BRAND-NEW ONES. BRAND-NEW ONES. IS IT THE COMICS THAT HAVE IS IT THE COMICS THAT HAVE CHANGED? CHANGED? OR IS IT US? OR IS IT US? DO YOU THINK IT’S THAT THINGS DO YOU THINK IT’S THAT THINGS HAVE CHANGED IN COMICS WHERE HAVE CHANGED IN COMICS WHERE THEY’RE MORE POLITICAL? THEY’RE MORE POLITICAL? OR ARE WE MORE POLITICAL AND OR ARE WE MORE POLITICAL AND MAYBE MORE DIVIDED AS A COUNTRY MAYBE MORE DIVIDED AS A COUNTRY THAN WE HAVE BEEN IN THE PAST? THAN WE HAVE BEEN IN THE PAST?>>THERE’S A WAY TO LOOK THAT>>THERE’S A WAY TO LOOK THAT THROUGH A LENS OF — BUT I LIKE THROUGH A LENS OF — BUT I LIKE TO LOOK AT IT AS OPPORTUNITY. TO LOOK AT IT AS OPPORTUNITY. AS A COMIC FAN, I WENT TO AS A COMIC FAN, I WENT TO CONVENTIONS TO FIND INDEPENDENT CONVENTIONS TO FIND INDEPENDENT COMICS MADE BY AND DRAWN BY ONE COMICS MADE BY AND DRAWN BY ONE INDIVIDUAL. INDIVIDUAL. NOW I GO TO THE STORE AND GO NOW I GO TO THE STORE AND GO THROUGH A LOT OF POP CULTURE. THROUGH A LOT OF POP CULTURE. IF YOU HAVE A POINT OF VIEW, YOU IF YOU HAVE A POINT OF VIEW, YOU CAN GET IT OUT THERE. CAN GET IT OUT THERE. YOU CAN PUBLISH IT. YOU CAN PUBLISH IT. IF YOU WANT TO CREATE SOMETHING, IF YOU WANT TO CREATE SOMETHING, YOU WANT YOUR VOICE TO BE HEARD, YOU WANT YOUR VOICE TO BE HEARD, YOU CAN GET IT OUT THERE.

Did A Politician Finally Mess With The Wrong Woman?


JOE CROWLEY IS ONE OF THE MORE
POWERFUL DEMOCRATS. HE IS CONSIDER THE NUMBER
FOUR DEMOCRAT. HE RAISE A LOT OF MONEY. AND THEY ARE USUALLY NICE
PEOPLE IN REAL LIFE. I MET JOE CROWLEY ONCE OR TWICE
HE SEEMED PLEASANT IN PERSON FOR THE 90
SECONDS I TALKED TO HIM. IN THIS CASE CORRUPTION
GOES SO DEEP. IT IS ABOUT THE PERSONALITIES
WITH PEOPLE, IT IS ABOUT THE SYSTEM AND SYSTEMIC CORRUPTION. THE STORY IS ABOUT CROWLEY AND
NOW HIS NEW PRIMARY OPPONENT AND WHAT AN INTERESTING
RACE SHE HAS MADE. SHE REPRESENTS THE QUEENS
AND THE BRONX. BUT THE STORY IS LARGER
THAN THAT. THIS IS AN INTERESTING STORY
ABOUT HOW POLITICS WORKS OVERALL. AND THE INTERCEPT A GREAT JOB. THEY EXPLAINED THAT CROWLEY IS
CONSIDERED THE PARTY BOSS IN QUEENS. ONCE AGAIN WE WERE ASSURED THAT
THAT WAS THE COINCIDENCE. A LITTLE BIT OF A PROBLEM HERE
BECAUSE CROWLEY FOUND HIMSELF CAUGHT UP IN AN ETHICS PROBE. NOW HE WAS CLEARED. MY GUESS AS TO HOW THOSE
PROCEEDINGS WENT ñ DO WE TAKE MONEY FROM BANKERS? YES. WELL THEN WE ARE ADJOURNED. HE CAN TAKE MONEY FROM
THOSE COMPANIES. THOSE BRIBES ARE NOW CALLED
DONATIONS AND INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURES. YOU THINK WALL STREET BANKS GIVE
THE POLITICIANS BECAUSE OF CHARITY? THOSE BANKS KNOW THAT GUYS LIKE
JOE CROWLEY ARE BASICALLY UNOFFICIAL EMPLOYEES. WE GIVE YOU THE MONEY AND YOU DO
IS YOU ARE TOLD BOY. THAT IS WHAT REPUBLICANS DO. PAUL RYAN IS THE BIGGEST BOY
THEY HAVE IN CONGRESS. SO CROWLEY TAKES HIS ORDERS AND
DOES AS HE IS TOLD. LET’S SEE WHAT HE IS DOING IN
FUNDRAISING IN THIS CYCLE. THEY DO VIEW HIM AS AN
IMPORTANT FIGURE. HE IS IN NEW YORK, GOES TO WALL
STREET AND TAKES ALL THEIR MONEY AND SAYS ABSOLUTELY SIR. DID A BUNCH OF DEMOCRATS VOTED
WITH THE REPUBLICANS TO ROLL BACK DODD FRANK AND TO LET THE
BANKS RUN WILD AGAIN. WHO IS THE PERSON WHO FUNNELED
THAT MONEY TO THOSE DEMOCRATS? JOE WILDE. YOU COULD’VE VOTED AGAINST THE
BAILOUTS BUT YOU DIDN’T. YOU ARE THE TOP CHEERLEADER
FOR THE BAILOUTS. LET’S EXPLAIN HOW THIS WAS MADE. THAT IS A TON OF MONEY. YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW HARD IT IS
TO RAISE MONEY FROM SMALL DONORS? GETTING UP TO $1 MILLION
IS AN ENORMOUS CHALLENGE. THAT IS AN AMAZING RETURN
ON INVESTMENT. NOW WHAT IS THE SECOND HALF? WHAT WOULD BE THE RESULT? WE WOULD GET SOMEONE JUST
LIKE NANCY PELOSI. THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THAT
IS WHERE HE FUNNELS THE MONEY. HE TAKES THE MONEY FROM WALL
STREET AND TAKES A LOT OF IT FROM CONSERVATIVE DEMOCRATS AND
MODERATE DEMOCRATS. IS A LOGICAL ONE, BUT IT
IS AN EXCUSE. WHAT ARE THOSE CONSERVATIVE
DEMOCRATS DO? THEY WERE JUST WITH DONALD TRUMP CELEBRATING TODAY. LOOKS LIKE THE MONEY FROM THE
BIG BANKS WENT TO JOE CROWLEY. BUT I’M SURE IF YOU LIVE IN
WASHINGTON THEY ARE PURPOSELY BLIND TO IT. YOU SAY THAT IS NOT CORRUPTION. ARE YOU SAYING THAT THE
HONORABLE GENTLEMEN FROM THE QUEENS AS PART OF THE SYSTEMIC
CORRUPTION IS SERVING THE BIG BANKS? YES, THAT IS PRECISELY
WHAT I AM SAYING. MORE PERSONAL NEWS FOR
THE BIG BANKS. BLOOMBERG IS THE GUY THAT DID
STOP AND FRISK. QUEENS AND BRONX IS LARGELY
MINORITY. IT HAS RIKERS ISLAND, A TERRIBLE
PRISON WITH HORRIBLE ABUSES. ALMOST ALL THOSE ABUSES GO
TOWARDS MINORITIES. HAS JOE CROWLEY FOUGHT FOR HIS
CITIZENS IN THE QUEENS AND BRONX? THERE IS A WHOLE MOVEMENT TO
SHUT DOWN RIKERS ISLAND. IS JOE CROWLEY PART OF IT? NO. WHEN HE GOES TO BLOOMBERG IS HE
GOING TO LET THEM HEAR IT ABOUT STOP AND FRISK? NO. HE IS GOING TO RAISE MONEY WITH
MIKE BLOOMBERG, AND HE DID, A LOT. HERE IS A DESCRIPTION FROM
HIS OPPONENT. LET ME SHOW YOU ALEXANDRIA. SHE IS RUNNING THIS CAMPAIGN AND
I WANT TO BE CLEAR HERE, WE ARE HONEST AND ARE REPORTING. I DO SUPPORT ALEXANDRIA, SHE IS
EIGHT JUSTICE DEMOCRAT, A GROUP I HOPE TO START. I THINK SHE IS A WONDERFUL
CANDIDATE FROM THAT DISTRICT AND I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT CROWLEY IS
A WONDERFUL CANDIDATE. TODAY PULL IT OUT OF THIN AIR? NOT REMOTELY. IT IS BECAUSE OF THIS. HE IS A HUGE PART OF A
SYSTEM OF CORRUPTION. SHE IS LOOKING TO OVERTHROW THE
SYSTEM. SHE IS UNCORRUPTED, DOES NOT
TAKE ANY CORPORATE PAC MONEY. LET’S COMPARE THEIR
DONORS IN FACT. LIKE OTHER ESTABLISHMENT
DEMOCRATS LIKE DIANE FEINSTEIN THEY DON’T BOTHER TAKING YOUR MONEY. WE ARE NOT GOING TO SERVE YOU. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO GIVE ME
$27? I AM NOT INTERESTED. THAT IS WHY CROWLEY DOESN’T EVEN
BOTHER TRYING TO GET MONEY FROM YOU. LESS THAN 1% OF HIS DONATIONS. SOMEONE ON THE SHOW SAID
ACCURATELY EVERYONE REPRESENTS THEIR DONORS, THE DIFFERENCE
FOR HER IS YOU GUYS. FOR CROWLEY HIS DONORS
ARE WALL STREET. TAKE YOUR PICK. BEFORE WE GET THERE ñ
SHE SUFFERED AND INJUSTICE. IT TURNS OUT ANY FUNNY AND
TRAGIC TURN OF EVENTS IT IS SOMEWHAT CONNECTED TO JOE
CROWLEY. I WANT TO TELL YOU HOW POWER
WORKS AT THE LOCAL LEVEL. AS IT TURNS OUT ONE OF THE
FAMILY THAT STUMBLEUPON THAT IS HER FATHER. HE PASSED AWAY SUDDENLY. THEY GO TO A CIRCUIT COURT AND
THEY THINK THAT THE COURT IS GOING TO HELP THEM. IT TOOK FOR BRUTAL YEARS TO MAKE
IT THROUGH THAT COURT. ALL ALONG ATTORNEY FEES ARE
PILING UP. MEANWHILE THEY HAD BILLS TO PAY. THE BANKERS LITERALLY CAME UP
AND STARTED TAKING PICTURES OF THEIR HOUSE BECAUSE THEY WERE GOING TO SELL IT. HOW MUCH MONEY DO CROWLEY’S
ALLIES MAKE FROM THIS. BUT ROWLEY AND HIS CRONIES
SOMEHOW ALWAYS SURVIVE THE PROS. THEY EVENTUALLY DID GET
THROUGH THAT COURT. THEY SAW NOT JUST THE INJUSTICE. SO SHE GOT 5000 SIGNATURES. HOW DO YOU LIKE THEM APPLES? THEN SHE STARTED DOING ALL THESE
PROGRESSIVE PROPOSALS LIKE MEDICARE FOR ALL. INCLUDING JOE CROWLEY. SHE DID THAT TWO WEEKS
INTO THIS RON. CROWLEY’S PEOPLE SAY SHE IS NOT
MAKING THEM ANY MORE PROGRESSIVE. SHE IS ALWAYS BEEN A
PROGRESSIVE ADVOCATE. HE HAD YEARS UPON YEARS TO SIGN
UP FOR MEDICARE FOR ALL AS A COSPONSOR. HOW COME HE DIDN’T DO IT? HE HAD
YEARS TO FIGHT AGAINST MONEY AND POLITICS FOR EXAMPLE AFTER SHE
FORCES THEM TO SIGN UP FOR MEDICARE FOR ALL HE SAYS HE IS
ALWAYS IN FAVOR OF IT. DO YOU REALLY THINK IF YOU LIVE
IN QUEENS OF THE BRONX THAT JOE CROWLEY AFTER THE ELECTION IS LIKE YOU KNOW WHAT, I’M NOT
GOING TO REPRESENT WALL STREET INTERESTS ANYMORE, I’M GOING TO
FIGHT LIKE HELL FOR MEDICARE FOR ALL. NO, HE IS GOING TO DO NOTHING. AND THEN WHEN THE REPUBLICANS
WIN AGAIN HE WILL SAY THERE WAS NOTHING WE COULD DO. THERE IS SOMETHING YOU
COULD DO, VOTE. YOU SHOULD GO VOTE IN
ALL OF THESE ELECTIONS. PRIMARIES ARE EVEN MORE
IMPORTANT THAN GENERAL ELECTIONS. PICK A CANDIDATE THAT
REPRESENTS YOU. WE WILL HAVE LINKS DOWN BELOW IN
THE DESCRIPTION BOX. DO YOUR RESEARCH, BACK THAT
CANDIDATE, LOOKING TO OTHER PROGRESSIVE GROUPS. BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY TAKE YOUR
GOVERNMENT BACK. BE IN CHARGE, THE WAY YOU DO
THAT IS BY VOTING. END THE CORRUPTION. YOUNG TURKS.