News Wrap: Supreme Court allows new asylum policy to take effect


AMNA NAWAZ: Democrats in the U.S. House of
Representatives have taken another tentative step towards impeaching President Trump. They set out ground rules today, amid questions
about how ready they are to go further. White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor
has our report. YAMICHE ALCINDOR: Today, Democrats insisted,
no matter what you call the process, the possibility of impeaching President Trump is still on
their minds. REP. JERROLD NADLER (D-NY): Some call this process
an impeachment inquiry. Some call it an impeachment investigation. There is no legal difference between these
terms, and I no longer care to argue about the nomenclature. YAMICHE ALCINDOR: In a party-line vote, the
House Judiciary Committee passed a resolution setting rules for future impeachment investigation
hearings. They allow committee staff to question witnesses
for an hour. They also let the president’s lawyers respond
to testimony only in writing. Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler says the move
was an important step to an effective impeachment investigation of President Trump. REP. JERROLD NADLER: Let me clear up any remaining
doubt: The conduct under investigation poses a threat to our democracy. We have an obligation to respond to this threat. And we are doing so. YAMICHE ALCINDOR: But House Republicans called
the resolution a political scheme. REP. GUY RESCHENTHALER (R-PA): So which is it? Are you starting an impeachment proceeding
or not? Is this just more smoke and mirrors so you
can appease the far left? REP. DAVID CICILLINE (D-RI): Will the gentleman
yield, so he can answer his question? REP. GUY RESCHENTHALER: I yield. REP. DAVID CICILLINE: So, the answer is, yes, we’re
engaged in an impeachment investigation. YAMICHE ALCINDOR: California Republican Tom
McClintock added this: REP. TOM MCCLINTOCK (R-CA): I dare you to do it. In fact, I double-dog-dare you to do it. Have the House vote on those 18 words, and
then go at it. Why won’t you do that? It’s because you want to give the illusion
of impeachment without the reality of it. YAMICHE ALCINDOR: Afterwards, Nadler said
the panel would be calling former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski to testify next
week. The White House has blocked some testimony
from other Trump associates. For the “PBS NewsHour,” I’m Yamiche Alcindor. AMNA NAWAZ: The Trump administration began
enforcing a new asylum policy today, after the U.S. Supreme Court allowed it to take
effect nationwide. The change effectively bars most Central American
migrants at the U.S. southern border. They first have to seek asylum in a country
they passed through. Immigration activists denounced the court
order as a death sentence for thousands. And Mexico’s foreign secretary also deplored
the ruling. MARCELO EBRARD, Mexican Foreign Minister (through
translator): The court’s decision is astonishing in the impact that it is going to have, a
court of the United States. So what do we have to do? Create alternatives, so people do not have
to take on those risks. We are concerned about that. AMNA NAWAZ: President Trump tweeted that the
high court’s order was a big win. But it is also temporary, pending the ultimate
outcome of the legal battle over the policy. The Environmental Protection Agency announced
plans today to revoke an Obama era regulation on protecting wetlands and small streams. The agency said extending federal authority
beyond large bodies of water amounted to a — quote — “power grab.” Environmental groups said the move could threaten
drinking water for millions of people. In the Bahamas, meanwhile, officials cut the
number of missing in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian to 1,300. That’s roughly half the number given a day
earlier. Meanwhile, U.S. officials in Washington announced
$4 million in additional humanitarian aid for the islands, for a total of $10 million
so far. MARK GREEN, USAID Administrator: There’s a
long road ahead. I think it’s very clear that the U.S., both
private sector, charitable, for-profit and the public sector, stands with the people
of the Bahamas, and we’re there to help out. And we will be there for some time. AMNA NAWAZ: The hurricane did an estimated
$7 billion in damage across the Bahamas. Forecasters are tracking another tropical
system in the Caribbean. It could bring heavy new rain to the Bahamas
by tomorrow. Back in this country, the U.S. Department
of Education blasted Chicago’s public schools for mishandling sexual abuse claims. A department investigation found what it called
— quote — “tragic and inexcusable problems” in the nation’s third largest school district. The district has been ordered to overhaul
its system for handling student complaints to comply with federal law. Virginia’s lieutenant governor, Justin Fairfax,
sued CBS today for defamation, asking for $400 million in damages. The network had aired interviews with two
women who accused Fairfax of sexual assault. He denied the allegations, and says CBS failed
to properly investigate and fact-check their stories. The network says it stands by its reporting. Initial findings in a scuba boat fire off
Southern California shows all six crew members were asleep when flames broke out early on
September 2. The National Transportation Safety Board reported
today on the blaze that killed 34 people. That came as the burned-out hulk was raised
to the water’s surface. The NTSB says it found no mechanical or electrical
problems that started the fire. The governing body of college sports is sounding
the alarm over a move in California to let student athletes hire agents and sign endorsements. State lawmakers gave final approval last night
to a bill allowing exactly that. The NCAA says it would give California schools
an unfair recruiting advantage, and it warns they could be banned from some competitions. The group is urging Governor Gavin Newsom
to veto the measure. And on Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial
average gained 45 points to close at 27182. The Nasdaq rose 24 points, and the S&P 500
added eight.

Trump’s Commerce Chief Denies Threat To Fire NOAA Staffers | NBC Nightly News


REPORT HE THREATENED THE JOBS OF WEATHER AGENCY EMPLOYEES FOR THE JOBS OF WEATHER AGENCY EMPLOYEES FOR KNOCKING DOWN AGENCY EMPLOYEES FOR KNOCKING DOWN PRESIDENT TRUMP’S KNOCKING DOWN PRESIDENT TRUMP’S ASSERTION THAT THE PRESIDENT TRUMP’S ASSERTION THAT THE HURRICANE WOULD STRIKE ASSERTION THAT THE HURRICANE WOULD STRIKE ALABAMA. HURRICANE WOULD STRIKE ALABAMA. NBC’S HALLIE JACKSON ALABAMA. NBC’S HALLIE JACKSON IS AT THE WHITE HOUSE NBC’S HALLIE JACKSON IS AT THE WHITE HOUSE WITH MORE. IS AT THE WHITE HOUSE WITH MORE.>>Reporter: THE WITH MORE.>>Reporter: THE POLITICAL STORM THAT>>Reporter: THE POLITICAL STORM THAT OUT LASTED HURRICANE POLITICAL STORM THAT OUT LASTED HURRICANE DORIAN IS TAKING A NEW OUT LASTED HURRICANE DORIAN IS TAKING A NEW TURN TONIGHT WITH A DORIAN IS TAKING A NEW TURN TONIGHT WITH A REPORT COMMERCE TURN TONIGHT WITH A REPORT COMMERCE SECRETARY WILL REPORT COMMERCE SECRETARY WILL SECRETARY WILBER ROSS SECRETARY WILL SECRETARY WILBER ROSS THREATENED TO FIRE TOP SECRETARY WILBER ROSS THREATENED TO FIRE TOP OFFICIALS. THREATENED TO FIRE TOP OFFICIALS. LATE TONIGHT THE OFFICIALS. LATE TONIGHT THE COMMERCE DEPARTMENT LATE TONIGHT THE COMMERCE DEPARTMENT TELLS NBC NEWS THAT’S COMMERCE DEPARTMENT TELLS NBC NEWS THAT’S FALSE AND THE TELLS NBC NEWS THAT’S FALSE AND THE SECRETARY DID NOT FALSE AND THE SECRETARY DID NOT THREATEN TO FIRE SECRETARY DID NOT THREATEN TO FIRE ANYONE OVER THREATEN TO FIRE ANYONE OVER FORECASTING PUBLIC ANYONE OVER FORECASTING PUBLIC STATEMENTS ABOUT FORECASTING PUBLIC STATEMENTS ABOUT DORIAN. STATEMENTS ABOUT DORIAN. THE BACK AND FORTH DORIAN. THE BACK AND FORTH COMES AFTER ONE OF THE THE BACK AND FORTH COMES AFTER ONE OF THE OFFICES CONTRADICTED COMES AFTER ONE OF THE OFFICES CONTRADICTED AN INITIAL COMMENT AND OFFICES CONTRADICTED AN INITIAL COMMENT AND TWEET FROM PRESIDENT AN INITIAL COMMENT AND TWEET FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP ABOUT ALABAMA’S TWEET FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP ABOUT ALABAMA’S RISK FROM DORIAN. TRUMP ABOUT ALABAMA’S RISK FROM DORIAN.>>ALABAMA IS GOING TO RISK FROM DORIAN.>>ALABAMA IS GOING TO GET A PIECE OF IT IT>>ALABAMA IS GOING TO GET A PIECE OF IT IT LOOKS LIKE. GET A PIECE OF IT IT LOOKS LIKE. POOR ALABAMA JUST LOOKS LIKE. POOR ALABAMA JUST PLEASE BE CAREFUL. POOR ALABAMA JUST PLEASE BE CAREFUL.>>Reporter: THE PLEASE BE CAREFUL.>>Reporter: THE PRESIDENT LATEST>>Reporter: THE PRESIDENT LATEST DISPLAYED A MAP WITH PRESIDENT LATEST DISPLAYED A MAP WITH WHAT LOOKED LIKE A DISPLAYED A MAP WITH WHAT LOOKED LIKE A SHARPIE LINE DRAWN WHAT LOOKED LIKE A SHARPIE LINE DRAWN THROUGH ALABAMA ADDED SHARPIE LINE DRAWN THROUGH ALABAMA ADDED TO THE HURRICANE’S THROUGH ALABAMA ADDED TO THE HURRICANE’S CONE OF UNCERTAINTY. TO THE HURRICANE’S CONE OF UNCERTAINTY.>>I KNOW ALABAMA WAS CONE OF UNCERTAINTY.>>I KNOW ALABAMA WAS IN THE ORIGINAL>>I KNOW ALABAMA WAS IN THE ORIGINAL FORECAST. IN THE ORIGINAL FORECAST.>>Reporter: THE FORECAST.>>Reporter: THE DANGER FROM DORIAN HIT>>Reporter: THE DANGER FROM DORIAN HIT PAST THE STATE DAYS DANGER FROM DORIAN HIT PAST THE STATE DAYS BEFORE THE PRESIDENT PAST THE STATE DAYS BEFORE THE PRESIDENT FIRST BROUGHT IT UP. BEFORE THE PRESIDENT FIRST BROUGHT IT UP. SPARKING THIS POINTED FIRST BROUGHT IT UP. SPARKING THIS POINTED TWEET FROM THE BIER SPARKING THIS POINTED TWEET FROM THE BIER BIRMINGHAM OFFICE. TWEET FROM THE BIER BIRMINGHAM OFFICE. ALABAMA WILL NOT SEE BIRMINGHAM OFFICE. ALABAMA WILL NOT SEE ANY IMPACTS. ALABAMA WILL NOT SEE ANY IMPACTS. NOW, AN UPROAR AFTER ANY IMPACTS. NOW, AN UPROAR AFTER THE NATIONAL OFFICE NOW, AN UPROAR AFTER THE NATIONAL OFFICE SCOLDED BIRMINGHAM FOR THE NATIONAL OFFICE SCOLDED BIRMINGHAM FOR SPEAKING IN ABSOLUTE SCOLDED BIRMINGHAM FOR SPEAKING IN ABSOLUTE TERMS THAT WERE SPEAKING IN ABSOLUTE TERMS THAT WERE INCONSISTENT WITH TERMS THAT WERE INCONSISTENT WITH FORECASTS, BACKING THE INCONSISTENT WITH FORECASTS, BACKING THE PRESIDENT OVER SOME OF FORECASTS, BACKING THE PRESIDENT OVER SOME OF ITS OWN SCIENTISTS. PRESIDENT OVER SOME OF ITS OWN SCIENTISTS. ONE FORMER NOAH ITS OWN SCIENTISTS. ONE FORMER NOAH STAFFER CALLING THAT ONE FORMER NOAH STAFFER CALLING THAT STATEMENT MORAL STAFFER CALLING THAT STATEMENT MORAL CROWDEDNESS. STATEMENT MORAL CROWDEDNESS. THOSE BIER HINGERMINGHAM CROWDEDNESS. THOSE BIER HINGERMINGHAM FORECASTERS SHOWING A THOSE BIER HINGERMINGHAM FORECASTERS SHOWING A SIGN OF SUPPORT. FORECASTERS SHOWING A SIGN OF SUPPORT. THEY ARE CALLING THE SIGN OF SUPPORT. THEY ARE CALLING THE AGENCY’S RESPONSE THEY ARE CALLING THE AGENCY’S RESPONSE POLITICAL AND A DANGER AGENCY’S RESPONSE POLITICAL AND A DANGER TO PUBLIC HEALTH AND POLITICAL AND A DANGER TO PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY AND WHETHER IT

Trump Shows Hurricane Map Apparently Altered By Sharpie | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC


I APPRECIATE IT.>>GOOD TO BE WITH YOU.>>GOOD TO BE WITH YOU.>>MY OTHER PANELISTS STAY AS WE>>MY OTHER PANELISTS STAY AS WE BRING IN ONE OTHER THING THAT WE BRING IN ONE OTHER THING THAT WE ABSOLUTELY HAD TO GET TO. ABSOLUTELY HAD TO GET TO. THIS TRUMP CONTROVERSY THAT IS THIS TRUMP CONTROVERSY THAT IS BEING CALLED SHARPIE GATE. BEING CALLED SHARPIE GATE. IT BEGINS THIS VERY MORNING WITH IT BEGINS THIS VERY MORNING WITH DONALD TRUMP SPEAKING TO DONALD TRUMP SPEAKING TO REPORTERS ABOUT AN ADMITTEDLY REPORTERS ABOUT AN ADMITTEDLY SERIOUS TOPIC HOLDING UP A SERIOUS TOPIC HOLDING UP A POSTER. POSTER. SO FAR SO GOOD. SO FAR SO GOOD. THEN PEOPLE NOTICED BECAUSE IT’S THEN PEOPLE NOTICED BECAUSE IT’S A PUBLIC PRESS EVENT SOMETHING A PUBLIC PRESS EVENT SOMETHING WEIRD THAT YOU SEE ON THE MAP. WEIRD THAT YOU SEE ON THE MAP. IT APPEARED SOMEONE DREW ON AN IT APPEARED SOMEONE DREW ON AN EXTRA PART TO MAKE IT APPEAR AS EXTRA PART TO MAKE IT APPEAR AS IF ALABAMA MIGHT ALSO BE IN THE IF ALABAMA MIGHT ALSO BE IN THE STORM’S PATH WHICH IT WASN’T. STORM’S PATH WHICH IT WASN’T. YOU SEE IT RIGHT HERE. YOU SEE IT RIGHT HERE. THIS IS THE IMPORTANT PART THIS IS THE IMPORTANT PART BECAUSE THAT EXTRA LINE WHICH BECAUSE THAT EXTRA LINE WHICH APPEARS TO BE DRAWN IN A SHARPIE APPEARS TO BE DRAWN IN A SHARPIE MARKER. MARKER. NOTICE IT DOESN’T MATCH THE NOTICE IT DOESN’T MATCH THE UNDERLYING WHITE LINE USED FOR UNDERLYING WHITE LINE USED FOR THE PATH OF THE STORM AND THE THE PATH OF THE STORM AND THE CONTEXT IS AS PETTY AS IT IS CONTEXT IS AS PETTY AS IT IS EMBARRASSING BECAUSE PEFS HAMHE EMBARRASSING BECAUSE PEFS HAMHE HAMMERED FOR AN ERROR OF HIS OWN HAMMERED FOR AN ERROR OF HIS OWN MAKING WHICH HE CLAIMED MIGHT MAKING WHICH HE CLAIMED MIGHT HIT ALABAMA WHICH WAS SO FLATLY HIT ALABAMA WHICH WAS SO FLATLY WRONG, THERE WAS NO WAY TO WRONG, THERE WAS NO WAY TO DEFEND IT. DEFEND IT. GOVERNMENT FORECASTERS HAD TO GOVERNMENT FORECASTERS HAD TO COME OUT AND CORRECT THEIR OWN COME OUT AND CORRECT THEIR OWN SUPERVISOR, THE PRESIDENT. SUPERVISOR, THE PRESIDENT. WHO ALTERED THE MAP? WHO ALTERED THE MAP? WHY DID THEY USE A BLACK SHARPIE WHY DID THEY USE A BLACK SHARPIE INSTEAD OF A WHITE LINE THAT INSTEAD OF A WHITE LINE THAT MIGHT LOOK MORE REALISTIC? MIGHT LOOK MORE REALISTIC? I CAN’T TELL YOU WE KNOW AT THIS I CAN’T TELL YOU WE KNOW AT THIS TIME BUT I CAN GIVE YOU THE TIME BUT I CAN GIVE YOU THE EVIDENCE. EVIDENCE. WE NO THE PRESIDENT HAS AN WE NO THE PRESIDENT HAS AN AFFINITY FOR THE SHARPIE MARKER. AFFINITY FOR THE SHARPIE MARKER. HE USES THEM TO SIGN OFFICIAL HE USES THEM TO SIGN OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS. GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS. HE USES THEM FOR NOTES BEFORE HE HE USES THEM FOR NOTES BEFORE HE SPEAKS PUBLICLY AND HE USES THEM SPEAKS PUBLICLY AND HE USES THEM EVEN TO WRITE THICKLY WORDED EVEN TO WRITE THICKLY WORDED ANGRY NOTES TO REPORTERS AND ANGRY NOTES TO REPORTERS AND COLUMNIST EVEN UNDERLYING THE COLUMNIST EVEN UNDERLYING THE WORDS. WORDS. YOU SEE RACIST A NOTE HE SENT TO YOU SEE RACIST A NOTE HE SENT TO THE WASHINGTON POST JONATHAN THE WASHINGTON POST JONATHAN CAPEHART. CAPEHART. HE LIKES SHARPIES SO MUCH IT HE LIKES SHARPIES SO MUCH IT CAME UP AS A TOPIC IN AN CAME UP AS A TOPIC IN AN INTERVIEW HE DID. INTERVIEW HE DID.>>THAT’S A SHARPIE.>>THAT’S A SHARPIE. I SAY THIS WRITES MUCH BETTER I SAY THIS WRITES MUCH BETTER AND THIS COSTS ALMOST NOTHING AS AND THIS COSTS ALMOST NOTHING AS THE PEN IS EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE. THE PEN IS EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE. I CALLED UP THE FOLKS AT SHARPIE I CALLED UP THE FOLKS AT SHARPIE AND I SAID DO ME A FAVOR, CAN AND I SAID DO ME A FAVOR, CAN YOU MAKE THE PEN IN BLACK, MAKE YOU MAKE THE PEN IN BLACK, MAKE IT LOOK RICH. IT LOOK RICH. THEY SAID WE CAN PUT YOUR THEY SAID WE CAN PUT YOUR SIGNATURE ON. SIGNATURE ON. THAT’S YOUR SIGNATURE RIGHT THAT’S YOUR SIGNATURE RIGHT THERE. THERE. THIS COSTS PRACTICALLY NOTHING THIS COSTS PRACTICALLY NOTHING AND THE OTHER ONE WAS IMMENSELY AND THE OTHER ONE WAS IMMENSELY EXPENSIVE AND YOU GIVE THEM OUT. EXPENSIVE AND YOU GIVE THEM OUT. MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANYTHING IT MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANYTHING IT WRITES WELL SO IT WORKS OUT WRITES WELL SO IT WORKS OUT GOOD. GOOD. I DON’T WANT TO MAKE THIS A I DON’T WANT TO MAKE THIS A COMMERCIAL FOR SHARPIE BUT IT’S COMMERCIAL FOR SHARPIE BUT IT’S A COMMERCIAL ON SAVING MONEY A COMMERCIAL ON SAVING MONEY TOO. TOO.>>I DON’T KNOW.>>I DON’T KNOW. I DON’T KNOW. I DON’T KNOW. THERE’S SO MUCH THERE. THERE’S SO MUCH THERE. THERE ARE MANY PROBLEMS. THERE ARE MANY PROBLEMS. DONALD TRUMP TOUTING HE DID TRY DONALD TRUMP TOUTING HE DID TRY TO REACH OUT THE FOLKS AT TO REACH OUT THE FOLKS AT SHARPIE TO GET A PERSONALIZE SHARPIE TO GET A PERSONALIZE PEN. PEN. ALSO YOU’RE THE PRESIDENT. ALSO YOU’RE THE PRESIDENT. ANY WAY, WHAT IS SERIOUS HERE ANY WAY, WHAT IS SERIOUS HERE WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE FOOTAGE IS WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE FOOTAGE IS WHETHER THAT EXTRA LOOPING LINE WHETHER THAT EXTRA LOOPING LINE WAS DRAWN BY THE PRESIDENT OF WAS DRAWN BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IN A LIE TO THE UNITED STATES IN A LIE TO DEFEND A GAFFE HE MADE THAT DID DEFEND A GAFFE HE MADE THAT DID HAVE SECURITY IMPLICATIONS TO HAVE SECURITY IMPLICATIONS TO MAKE UP FOR IT. MAKE UP FOR IT.>>IT ALMOST LOOKED LIKE A>>IT ALMOST LOOKED LIKE A SHARPIE. SHARPIE.>>I DON’T KNOW.>>I DON’T KNOW. I DON’T KNOW. I DON’T KNOW. I DON’T KNOW. I DON’T KNOW.>>ELENORE, THE THING IS I WANT>>ELENORE, THE THING IS I WANT TO BE VERY CLEAR. TO BE VERY CLEAR. THE SERIOUS PART IS THE ERROR HE THE SERIOUS PART IS THE ERROR HE MADE WHICH THE WEATHER SERVICE MADE WHICH THE WEATHER SERVICE HAD TO CORRECT AND WE’VE BEEN HAD TO CORRECT AND WE’VE BEEN COVERING THAT. COVERING THAT. THE RIDICULOUS PART IS THE THE RIDICULOUS PART IS THE SHARPIE GATE. SHARPIE GATE. WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THIS VERY WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THIS VERY 2019 STORY? 2019 STORY?>>I WANT TO LAUGH BUT SOMETHING>>I WANT TO LAUGH BUT SOMETHING INSIDE IS TELLING ME, DO NOT INSIDE IS TELLING ME, DO NOT LAUGH. LAUGH. HE MUCKED WITH A WEATHER REPORT HE MUCKED WITH A WEATHER REPORT THAT HAD REAL CONSEQUENCES FOR THAT HAD REAL CONSEQUENCES FOR PEOPLE IN THE PATH OF THAT STORM PEOPLE IN THE PATH OF THAT STORM WHO ARE ON HIS TWITTER ACCOUNT. WHO ARE ON HIS TWITTER ACCOUNT. WHO TAKE EVERY WORD HE SAYS WHO TAKE EVERY WORD HE SAYS SERIOUSLY AND ALABAMA IS A STATE SERIOUSLY AND ALABAMA IS A STATE THAT WENT FOR HIM BY HUMONGOUS THAT WENT FOR HIM BY HUMONGOUS NUMBER OF POINTS BUT WHY WOULD NUMBER OF POINTS BUT WHY WOULD HE WANT TO INCLUDE ALABAMA. HE WANT TO INCLUDE ALABAMA. THERE’S NO POLITICAL REASON. THERE’S NO POLITICAL REASON. I THINK HE JUST WASN’T PAYING I THINK HE JUST WASN’T PAYING ATTENTION OR HE DOESN’T KNOW HIS ATTENTION OR HE DOESN’T KNOW HIS GEOGRAPHY AND HE SAID IT AND HE GEOGRAPHY AND HE SAID IT AND HE CANNOT ADMIT ANY KIND OF MISTAKE CANNOT ADMIT ANY KIND OF MISTAKE EVEN AN HON MISEST MISTAKE. EVEN AN HON MISEST MISTAKE. HEE HEE HE’S NOW DOUBLING AND TRIPLING HE’S NOW DOUBLING AND TRIPLING AND KWAUQUADRUPLEING. AND KWAUQUADRUPLEING. WHATEVER THEY DO IN GYMNASTICS. WHATEVER THEY DO IN GYMNASTICS.>>YOU ALMOST GET THE IMPRESSION>>YOU ALMOST GET THE IMPRESSION THIS IS SOMEONE WHO DOES A LOT THIS IS SOMEONE WHO DOES A LOT OF CROSS WORD PUZZLE IN PEN. OF CROSS WORD PUZZLE IN PEN.>>I DON’T THINK SO.>>I DON’T THINK SO.>>MARIA.>>MARIA.>>DOWNLOAD THE APP.>>DOWNLOAD THE APP. THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE IS HE IS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE IS HE IS POTENTIALLY DIVERTING MUCH POTENTIALLY DIVERTING MUCH NEEDED RESOURCES TO THE ACTUAL NEEDED RESOURCES TO THE ACTUAL VICTIMS NOT ONLY ALSO CREATING VICTIMS NOT ONLY ALSO CREATING POTENTIAL CHAOS FOR PEOPLE IN POTENTIAL CHAOS FOR PEOPLE IN ALABAMA. ALABAMA. LEGALLY, BY LAW, WHEN YOU LEGALLY, BY LAW, WHEN YOU MISREPRESENT WEATHER REPORTS, MISREPRESENT WEATHER REPORTS, THAT’S A CRIME. THAT’S A CRIME. I WONDER IF THE DEMOCRATS MIGHT I WONDER IF THE DEMOCRATS MIGHT FIND GROUNDS FOR IMPEACHMENT FIND GROUNDS FOR IMPEACHMENT SINCE HE KEPT REPEATING IT OVER SINCE HE KEPT REPEATING IT OVER AND OVER. AND OVER. I GIST. I GIST. I THINK THE CHALLENGE IS HE I THINK THE CHALLENGE IS HE CAN’T ADMIT WHEN HE’S WRONG AND CAN’T ADMIT WHEN HE’S WRONG AND WHEN YOU HAVE LEADERSHIP, YOU WHEN YOU HAVE LEADERSHIP, YOU WANT TO BE ABLE TO ADMIT WHEN WANT TO BE ABLE TO ADMIT WHEN YOU’RE WRONG SO WHEN YOU MAKE YOU’RE WRONG SO WHEN YOU MAKE MISTAKE, PEOPLE TAKE YOUR MISTAKE, PEOPLE TAKE YOUR CONFIDENCE IN SAYING THAT WAS AN CONFIDENCE IN SAYING THAT WAS AN ERROR. ERROR. I HAD A SLIP OF THE TONGUE BUT I HAD A SLIP OF THE TONGUE BUT THIS IS WHAT WE NEED TO MAKE THIS IS WHAT WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT THE RESOURCES ARE SURE THAT THE RESOURCES ARE GOING TO FLORIDA. GOING TO FLORIDA. THAT THEY ARE GOING TO NORTH THAT THEY ARE GOING TO NORTH CAROLINA AND OUR PRAYERS ARE CAROLINA AND OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH THE PEOPLE FROM THE WITH THE PEOPLE FROM THE BAHAMAS. BAHAMAS. HE DOESN’T HAVE THE GRACE TO DO HE DOESN’T HAVE THE GRACE TO DO THAT. THAT.>>THIS ALSO GOES TO SOMETHING>>THIS ALSO GOES TO SOMETHING WE KNOW FROM BEING PRACTICED IN WE KNOW FROM BEING PRACTICED IN REPORTING AND JOURNALISM WHICH REPORTING AND JOURNALISM WHICH IS THIS IS WHAT WE’RE SEEING. IS THIS IS WHAT WE’RE SEEING. THIS IS THE CLUMSY PUBLIC EFFORT THIS IS THE CLUMSY PUBLIC EFFORT WITH THE SHARPIE. WITH THE SHARPIE. HOW MANY TIMES ARE SERIOUS HOW MANY TIMES ARE SERIOUS SECURITY PEAIECES BEING SECURITY PEAIECES BEING COMPROMISED IN PRIVATE SETTINGS. COMPROMISED IN PRIVATE SETTINGS. I HAVE ONE MORE QUESTION ABOUT I HAVE ONE MORE QUESTION ABOUT THIS. THIS. IT’S A QUICK ONE. IT’S A QUICK ONE.>>ALL RIGHT.>>ALL RIGHT.>>DID THE BLACK SHARPIE FOOL>>DID THE BLACK SHARPIE FOOL YOU AT ANY POINT OR DID IT LOOK YOU AT ANY POINT OR DID IT LOOK DIFFERENT ENOUGH FROM THE WHITE DIFFERENT ENOUGH FROM THE WHITE LINE THAT YOU WERE NOT TAKEN IN? LINE THAT YOU WERE NOT TAKEN IN?>>YOU KNOW, I WASN’T PAYING>>YOU KNOW, I WASN’T PAYING THAT CLOSE BUT IF YOU GET CLOSE THAT CLOSE BUT IF YOU GET CLOSE TO THE TELEVISION SCREEN AND YOU TO THE TELEVISION SCREEN AND YOU LOOK AT IT, YOU CAN SEE IT’S AN LOOK AT IT, YOU CAN SEE IT’S AN OBVIOUS ADDITION. OBVIOUS ADDITION. THE PRESS POINTED IT OUT SO THE PRESS POINTED IT OUT SO QUICKLY THAT I FELT I DISCOVERED QUICKLY THAT I FELT I DISCOVERED IT MYSELF. IT MYSELF.>>WELL, SOMETIMES PEOPLE IN>>WELL, SOMETIMES PEOPLE IN OFFICE, IN ALL PARTS HUMILIATE OFFICE, IN ALL PARTS HUMILIATE THEMSELVES. THEMSELVES. THIS MAY BE ONE OF THOSE TIMES. THIS MAY BE ONE OF THOSE TIMES. THE FACT CHECK DIDN’T REQUIRE A THE FACT CHECK DIDN’T REQUIRE A TON OF TIME OR EFFORT AS LONG AS TON OF TIME OR EFFORT AS LONG AS YOU COULD SEE.

The Third Democratic Debate


-Let’s get to the news. The third Democratic debate
was held in Houston tonight and featured
10 Democratic candidates and, thanks to gerrymandering,
four Republicans. President Trump’s
re-election campaign displayed an aerial banner
in Houston today ahead of tonight’s third
Democratic debate. And, honestly, Trump has
got to give it a rest. [ Cheers and applause ] The U.S. Patent Office
has announced that it denied a request from
the Ohio State University to trademark the word “the”
for use by the school’s athletic
department. And to really rub it in, they
signed it off from “The U.S. Patent Office.” According to reports, members of
the House Judiciary Committee have begun privately mapping out
a possible list of charges against President Trump
that could serve as a basis for impeachment,
though it might be easier to make a list of why
he shouldn’t be. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said
today that Democrats are still following
a strategy of, “legislate, investigate,
litigate.” Well, I hope
they don’t hesitate, ’cause it’s getting late,
and at this rate, we’re going to have
a police state. Major League Baseball has set
a new record for most home runs in a season after players hit
over 6,106 home runs, with several weeks remaining. So it turns out,
Mr. President, walls don’t work. [ Cheers and applause ] According to a new report, Triple Crown-winning
horse Justify failed a drug test last year and
should not have been allowed to run in the Kentucky Derby. Not only that,
he had two D.U.I.s. And, finally, after selling out
of their new chicken sandwich, fast-food chain Popeyes
has launched a new campaign that encourages customers
to order a three-piece
chicken-tender meal and then place them in a
bun that was brought from home. Though I got to say, their
campaign is a little aggressive.

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>>>AT LEAST 2,500 PEOPLE ARE>>>AT LEAST 2,500 PEOPLE ARE REPORTED MISSING IN THE BAHAMAS REPORTED MISSING IN THE BAHAMAS AFTER HURRICANE DORIAN. AFTER HURRICANE DORIAN. BAHAMIAN OFFICIALS SAID THE LIST BAHAMIAN OFFICIALS SAID THE LIST COULD SHRINK BECAUSE THE NAMES COULD SHRINK BECAUSE THE NAMES HAVE NOT BEEN CHECKED AGAINST HAVE NOT BEEN CHECKED AGAINST THOSE STAYING IN SHELTERS. THOSE STAYING IN SHELTERS. AT LEAST 50 PEOPLE ARE CONFIRMED AT LEAST 50 PEOPLE ARE CONFIRMED DEAD AS A RESULT OF THE CATEGORY DEAD AS A RESULT OF THE CATEGORY FIVE STORM THAT STRUCK THE FIVE STORM THAT STRUCK THE ISLANDS EARLY NEXT WEEK AND THAT ISLANDS EARLY NEXT WEEK AND THAT NUMBER IS EXECED TO RISE. NUMBER IS EXECED TO RISE. OIL IS NOW CONTAMINATING PART OF OIL IS NOW CONTAMINATING PART OF THE COASTLINE OF THE BAHAMAS THE COASTLINE OF THE BAHAMAS DAYS AFTER A NORWEGIAN COMPANY DAYS AFTER A NORWEGIAN COMPANY REPORTED THE HURRICANE HAD BLOWN REPORTED THE HURRICANE HAD BLOWN THE TOPS OFF OIL STORAGE TANKS THE TOPS OFF OIL STORAGE TANKS ON GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND. ON GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND. THE OIL COMPANY DISCLOSED THE OIL COMPANY DISCLOSED YESTERDAY THE HOYLE BEEN SPOTTED YESTERDAY THE HOYLE BEEN SPOTTED IN THE OPEN WATERS ALONG THE IN THE OPEN WATERS ALONG THE SAME COAST AS THE TERMINAL AND SAME COAST AS THE TERMINAL AND IT WAS INVESTIGATING THE ORIGIN IT WAS INVESTIGATING THE ORIGIN OF THAT SPILL. OF THAT SPILL. GOVERNMENT SAYS THEY WILL TAKE GOVERNMENT SAYS THEY WILL TAKE CARE OF THE SPILL AS SOON AS THE CARE OF THE SPILL AS SOON AS THE TOP PRIORITY, TAKING CARE OF ITS TOP PRIORITY, TAKING CARE OF ITS PEOPLE, HAS BEEN SECURED. PEOPLE, HAS BEEN SECURED. MEANWHILE, THOSE TRYING TO FLEE MEANWHILE, THOSE TRYING TO FLEE THE BAHAMAS CAN COME TO THE THE BAHAMAS CAN COME TO THE UNITED STATES TEMPORARILY BUT UNITED STATES TEMPORARILY BUT WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO LIVE AND WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO LIVE AND WORK IN THIS CAN’T. WORK IN THIS CAN’T. THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAD THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAD BEEN DEBATING WHETHER TO GIVE BEEN DEBATING WHETHER TO GIVE TEMPORARY PROTECTED STAT TO US TEMPORARY PROTECTED STAT TO US BAHAMIANS DISPLACED BY HURRICANE BAHAMIANS DISPLACED BY HURRICANE DORIAN. DORIAN. BUT AN ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL BUT AN ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL TELLS NBC NEWS THEY WILL BE TELLS NBC NEWS THEY WILL BE ALLOWED INTO THE U.S. IF THEY ALLOWED INTO THE U.S. IF THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TRAVEL DOCUMENTS, HAVE THE RIGHT TRAVEL DOCUMENTS, BUT WILL NOT BE GRANTED WORK BUT WILL NOT BE GRANTED WORK PERMITS. PERMITS. THE STATUS WOULD HAVE ALLOWED THE STATUS WOULD HAVE ALLOWED THEM TO WORK AND LIVE IN THE THEM TO WORK AND LIVE IN THE U.S. UNTIL IT IS SAFE TO RETURN U.S. UNTIL IT IS SAFE TO RETURN HOME. HOME. TEMPORARILY PROTECTED STATUS IS TEMPORARILY PROTECTED STATUS IS CURRENTLY GRANTED TO MORE THAN CURRENTLY GRANTED TO MORE THAN 300,000 PEOPLE LIVING IN THE 300,000 PEOPLE LIVING IN THE U.S., INCLUDING VICTIMS OF U.S., INCLUDING VICTIMS OF HAITI’S 2010 EARTHQUAKE. HAITI’S 2010 EARTHQUAKE. LET’S BRING IN NBC NEWS LET’S BRING IN NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT JULIA AINSLIE CORRESPONDENT JULIA AINSLIE WHO’S BEEN COVERING THIS STORY. WHO’S BEEN COVERING THIS STORY. SO, JULIA, WHAT DISTINCTION DOES SO, JULIA, WHAT DISTINCTION DOES THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION MAKE IN THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION MAKE IN THIS CASE VERSUS, SAY, THE THIS CASE VERSUS, SAY, THE HAITIAN FOLKS WHO CAME HERE HAITIAN FOLKS WHO CAME HERE AFTER THAT HORRIBLE EARTHQUAKE? AFTER THAT HORRIBLE EARTHQUAKE? WHY IS THIS TIME DIFFERENT AND WHY IS THIS TIME DIFFERENT AND WHY WON’T THESE PEOPLE BE GIVEN WHY WON’T THESE PEOPLE BE GIVEN TEMPORARY STATUS? TEMPORARY STATUS?>>SEEMS TO ME IT’S POLITICAL.>>SEEMS TO ME IT’S POLITICAL. YOU LOOK AT THE WAY TEMPORARY YOU LOOK AT THE WAY TEMPORARY STATUS WAS GIVEN IN THE PAST. STATUS WAS GIVEN IN THE PAST. IT WASN’T CARTE BLANCHE TO IT WASN’T CARTE BLANCHE TO EVERYONE IN THE COUNTRY, BUT EVERYONE IN THE COUNTRY, BUT THERE WOULD BE A DATE AND TIME. THERE WOULD BE A DATE AND TIME. YOU PICK TODAY, SEPTEMBER 12th YOU PICK TODAY, SEPTEMBER 12th AND SAID ANYONE HERE FROM THE AND SAID ANYONE HERE FROM THE BAHAMAS IS GRANTED TEMPORARY BAHAMAS IS GRANTED TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS. PROTECTED STATUS. ANYONE WHO COMES AFTER THAT WILL ANYONE WHO COMES AFTER THAT WILL NOT BE. NOT BE. THAT’S THE WAY IT’S BEEN DONE IN THAT’S THE WAY IT’S BEEN DONE IN THE PAST. THE PAST. BUT IN THIS CASE THE TRUMP BUT IN THIS CASE THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS DECIDED NOT ADMINISTRATION HAS DECIDED NOT TO GO FORWARD WITH TEMPORARY TO GO FORWARD WITH TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS WITH PEOPLE PROTECTED STATUS WITH PEOPLE FROM THE BAHAMAS WHO WERE FROM THE BAHAMAS WHO WERE LEAVING HURRICANE DORIAN. LEAVING HURRICANE DORIAN. AND IN LARGE PART BECAUSE THIS AND IN LARGE PART BECAUSE THIS IS SOMETHING THAT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT THIS ADMINISTRATION DOES NOT LIKE. ADMINISTRATION DOES NOT LIKE. THEY HAVE TRIED TO END IT FOR THEY HAVE TRIED TO END IT FOR COUNTLESS OTHER COUNTRIES, SOME COUNTLESS OTHER COUNTRIES, SOME THEY HAVE. THEY HAVE. IT’S SOMETHING THAT PEOPLE WHO IT’S SOMETHING THAT PEOPLE WHO ARE FANS OF STEPHEN MILLER HAVE ARE FANS OF STEPHEN MILLER HAVE BEEN FIGHTING AGAINST BECAUSE BEEN FIGHTING AGAINST BECAUSE THEY THINK THAT IT GIVES PEOPLE THEY THINK THAT IT GIVES PEOPLE TOO LONG TO LIVE HERE. TOO LONG TO LIVE HERE. OFTEN THEY COULD STAY TEN OR 15 OFTEN THEY COULD STAY TEN OR 15 YEARS BECAUSE IT TAKES SO LONG YEARS BECAUSE IT TAKES SO LONG FOR THEIR HOME COUNTRIES TO BE FOR THEIR HOME COUNTRIES TO BE DEEMED SAFE. DEEMED SAFE. SO IN THIS CASE IT SEEMS TO BE SO IN THIS CASE IT SEEMS TO BE ROOTED IN THE ADMINISTRATION’S ROOTED IN THE ADMINISTRATION’S BELIEFS ABOUT IMMIGRATION MORE BELIEFS ABOUT IMMIGRATION MORE SO THAN THE ACTUAL CONDITIONS ON SO THAN THE ACTUAL CONDITIONS ON THE GROUND THERE IN THE BAHAMAS. THE GROUND THERE IN THE BAHAMAS.>>JULIA, WHEN YOU WERE HERE A>>JULIA, WHEN YOU WERE HERE A COUPLE DAYS AGO WE WERE TALKING COUPLE DAYS AGO WE WERE TALKING ABOUT WHAT THE BAHAMIAN PEOPLE ABOUT WHAT THE BAHAMIAN PEOPLE WOULD NEED TO COME TO THE UNITED WOULD NEED TO COME TO THE UNITED STATES AND YOU SAID THEY’D HAVE STATES AND YOU SAID THEY’D HAVE TO HAVE A PASSPORT AND THE RIGHT TO HAVE A PASSPORT AND THE RIGHT TRAVEL DOCUMENTS. TRAVEL DOCUMENTS. THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION UNDERLINED THAT AGAIN TODAY. UNDERLINED THAT AGAIN TODAY. IS THAT UNUSUAL? IS THAT UNUSUAL? IS THAT SOMETHING WE’VE SEEN IS THAT SOMETHING WE’VE SEEN BEFORE WHERE THE VICTIMS OF BEFORE WHERE THE VICTIMS OF NATURAL DISASTERS WOULD NEED NATURAL DISASTERS WOULD NEED TRAVEL DOCUMENTS JUST TO ARRIVE TRAVEL DOCUMENTS JUST TO ARRIVE HERE? HERE?>>THEY DO NEED TRAVEL>>THEY DO NEED TRAVEL DOCUMENTS, THEY HAVE IN THE DOCUMENTS, THEY HAVE IN THE PAST, BUT OFTEN THERE’S A LOT OF PAST, BUT OFTEN THERE’S A LOT OF COOPERATION WITH THE HOME COOPERATION WITH THE HOME COUNTRY AND WITH CONSULATES IN COUNTRY AND WITH CONSULATES IN ORDER TO HELP PEOPLE GET ORDER TO HELP PEOPLE GET DOCUMENTATION THAT THEY MIGHT DOCUMENTATION THAT THEY MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO FIND IN THE NOT BE ABLE TO FIND IN THE MIDDLE OF THAT RUBBLE THAT MIDDLE OF THAT RUBBLE THAT YOU’RE SHOWING THERE ON THE YOU’RE SHOWING THERE ON THE SCREEN. SCREEN.>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT.>>THERE HAS BEEN SOME>>THERE HAS BEEN SOME COOPERATION. COOPERATION. WE UNDERSTAND, FOR EXAMPLE, THAT WE UNDERSTAND, FOR EXAMPLE, THAT FER THAT I WAS FER THAT I WAS FERRY THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO STOP FERRY THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO STOP IN NASSAU, THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN IN NASSAU, THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO TRY TO GET VISAS THERE. ABLE TO TRY TO GET VISAS THERE. THAT FARERY DID NOT COORDINATE THAT FARERY DID NOT COORDINATE WITH AUTHORITIES. WITH AUTHORITIES. BUT IT’S SOMETHING TO KEEP AN BUT IT’S SOMETHING TO KEEP AN EYE ON TO SEE HOW MANY PEOPLE EYE ON TO SEE HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE ABLE TO COME HERE. ARE ABLE TO COME HERE. WE DOES UNDERSTAND ABOUT 1500 WE DOES UNDERSTAND ABOUT 1500 PEOPLE AS OF MONDAY WERE ABLE TO PEOPLE AS OF MONDAY WERE ABLE TO COME TO FLORIDA FROM THE COME TO FLORIDA FROM THE BAHAMAS. BAHAMAS. IT’S NOT CLEAR HOW MANY WERE IT’S NOT CLEAR HOW MANY WERE ABLE TO STAY FOR A SIGNIFICANT ABLE TO STAY FOR A SIGNIFICANT PERIOD OF TIME OR WERE SENT BACK PERIOD OF TIME OR WERE SENT BACK BECAUSE THEY DID NOT HAVE THE BECAUSE THEY DID NOT HAVE THE PROPER TRAVEL DOCUMENTS. PROPER TRAVEL DOCUMENTS.>>YOU KNOW, WES, THE ISSUE OF>>YOU KNOW, WES, THE ISSUE OF TRAVEL DOCUMENTS, AS JULIA WAS TRAVEL DOCUMENTS, AS JULIA WAS JUST POINTING OUT AND THE JUST POINTING OUT AND THE PICTURES THAT WE WERE JUST PICTURES THAT WE WERE JUST LOOKING AT, YOU KNOW, MY LOOKING AT, YOU KNOW, MY PASSPORT IS IN THE KITCHEN PASSPORT IS IN THE KITCHEN DRAWER BY THE, YOU KNOW, THE DRAWER BY THE, YOU KNOW, THE PLATES AND THE SILVERWARE. PLATES AND THE SILVERWARE. THOSE PICTURES, IT’S GONE. THOSE PICTURES, IT’S GONE. EVERYTHING IS GONE. EVERYTHING IS GONE. BUT IT SEEMS TO A LOT OF PEOPLE BUT IT SEEMS TO A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION THAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS TAKEN EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES HAS TAKEN EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES TO PREVENT PEOPLE FROM SPECIFIC TO PREVENT PEOPLE FROM SPECIFIC NATIONS OF A SPECIFIC SKIN COLOR NATIONS OF A SPECIFIC SKIN COLOR FROM ENTERING THE UNITED STATES FROM ENTERING THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. OF AMERICA.>>IT’S AMAZING WHO’S PART OF>>IT’S AMAZING WHO’S PART OF THIS CONVERSATION IN WHO CAN THIS CONVERSATION IN WHO CAN MAKE IT UNDER THE DEADLINE AND MAKE IT UNDER THE DEADLINE AND WHO CAN’T. WHO CAN’T. WE’RE WATCHING TRENDS. WE’RE WATCHING TRENDS. AND THE THING ABOUT IT IS WHEN AND THE THING ABOUT IT IS WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT HOW ARBITRARY YOU THINK ABOUT HOW ARBITRARY AND MIZERLY THIS PROCESS IS, AS AND MIZERLY THIS PROCESS IS, AS A MOMENT WHEN PEOPLE HAVE LOST A MOMENT WHEN PEOPLE HAVE LOST EVERYTHING, WE’RE LOOKING AT EVERYTHING, WE’RE LOOKING AT THEM AND SAYING, AND YOU’RE NOT THEM AND SAYING, AND YOU’RE NOT GOING TO FIND ANY SALVATION GOING TO FIND ANY SALVATION HERE. HERE. WE’RE ASKING MEMPEOPLE WHO ARE WE’RE ASKING MEMPEOPLE WHO ARE FLEEING POVERTY TO COME TO FLEEING POVERTY TO COME TO POVERTY. POVERTY. BECAUSE WE’RE TELLING PEOPLE YOU BECAUSE WE’RE TELLING PEOPLE YOU CAN’T WORK AND STAY HERE CAN’T WORK AND STAY HERE PERMANENTLY. PERMANENTLY. YOU’RE TELLING PEOPLE YOU’RE YOU’RE TELLING PEOPLE YOU’RE FLEEING POVERTY TO COME TO FLEEING POVERTY TO COME TO POVERTY AT A TIME WHEN PEOPLE POVERTY AT A TIME WHEN PEOPLE HAVE LOST EVERYTHING. HAVE LOST EVERYTHING. AND WE’RE LOOKING AT THIS CYCLE AND WE’RE LOOKING AT THIS CYCLE NOW WHERE THESE HUNDRED-YEAR NOW WHERE THESE HUNDRED-YEAR STORMS ARE NOW HAPPENING ON AN STORMS ARE NOW HAPPENING ON AN ANNUAL BASIS. ANNUAL BASIS. HAD GOING TO BE A RECURRING HAD GOING TO BE A RECURRING THEME THAT WE’VE GOT PREPARE FOR THEME THAT WE’VE GOT PREPARE FOR AS A WORLD AND HAVE POLICIES AS A WORLD AND HAVE POLICIES THAT CAN REINFORCE THE BASIC THAT CAN REINFORCE THE BASIC HUMANITY THAT PEOPLE ARE GOING HUMANITY THAT PEOPLE ARE GOING TO NEED. TO NEED. THINK ABOUT OUR WORK ESPECIALLY THINK ABOUT OUR WORK ESPECIALLY DEALING WITH MIGRANTS — DEALING WITH MIGRANTS –>>AND ROBIN HOOD.>>AND ROBIN HOOD.>>AND ROBIN HOOD, ONE OF THE>>AND ROBIN HOOD, ONE OF THE PROGRAMS THAT WE FUND IS SAY PROGRAMS THAT WE FUND IS SAY PROGRAM CALLED I CARE. PROGRAM CALLED I CARE. WHERE ESSENTIALLY WHAT IT IS IS WHERE ESSENTIALLY WHAT IT IS IS PROVIDING IMMIGRATION ATTORNEYS PROVIDING IMMIGRATION ATTORNEYS AND OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORTS TO AND OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORTS TO MIGRANT CHILDREN WHO ARE IN THE MIGRANT CHILDREN WHO ARE IN THE PROCESS OF DEPORTATION HEARINGS. PROCESS OF DEPORTATION HEARINGS. BECAUSE OTHER THAN THAT, THEY’D BECAUSE OTHER THAN THAT, THEY’D BE DEFENDING THEMSELVES. BE DEFENDING THEMSELVES. CHILDREN. CHILDREN. IT GOES BACK TO A BASIC IDEA OF IT GOES BACK TO A BASIC IDEA OF HOOUM HUMANITY. HOOUM HUMANITY. AND WHAT PROUD OF THE FACT THAT AND WHAT PROUD OF THE FACT THAT NEW YORK CITY HAS SEEN THE NEW YORK CITY HAS SEEN THE SUCCESS. SUCCESS. YOU WATCH HOW IF YOU CAN GIVE A YOU WATCH HOW IF YOU CAN GIVE A CHILD IN THAT SITUATION ACTUAL CHILD IN THAT SITUATION ACTUAL LEGAL SUPPORTS THAT THEIR LEGAL SUPPORTS THAT THEIR CHANCES OF SUPPORT AND CHANCE OF CHANCES OF SUPPORT AND CHANCE OF STAYING ACTUALLY SKY ROCKET, STAYING ACTUALLY SKY ROCKET, BASIC LEGAL SUPPORTS. BASIC LEGAL SUPPORTS. BUT IT STILL IS UNDERLINED BY BUT IT STILL IS UNDERLINED BY BASIC FABRIC OF HUMANITY. BASIC FABRIC OF HUMANITY.>>YOU KNOW, WILLIE, IT IS>>YOU KNOW, WILLIE, IT IS REALLY — WHEN YOU LOOK AT THESE REALLY — WHEN YOU LOOK AT THESE PICTURES AND YOU REALIZE HOW PICTURES AND YOU REALIZE HOW CLOSE THIS IS TO THE UNITED CLOSE THIS IS TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE PAIN STATES OF AMERICA AND THE PAIN AND SUFFERING THAT THESE HUMAN AND SUFFERING THAT THESE HUMAN BEINGS ARE ENDURING, AND THEN BEINGS ARE ENDURING, AND THEN YOU LOOK AT THE COUNTRY THAT YOU LOOK AT THE COUNTRY THAT DONALD TRUMP IS THE PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP IS THE PRESIDENT OF, IT’S THE RICHEST COUNTRY ON OF, IT’S THE RICHEST COUNTRY ON THE PLANET. THE PLANET. DONALD TRUMP HIMSELF IS THE DONALD TRUMP HIMSELF IS THE BIGGEST SPENDING PRESIDENT OF BIGGEST SPENDING PRESIDENT OF ALL TIME. ALL TIME. THE LARGEST DEFICITS OF ALL THE LARGEST DEFICITS OF ALL TIME. TIME. THE LARGEST DEBT OF ALL TIME. THE LARGEST DEBT OF ALL TIME. THE BIGGEST BUDGET OF ALL TIME THE BIGGEST BUDGET OF ALL TIME THAT EVEN RAND PAUL SAID WAS THE THAT EVEN RAND PAUL SAID WAS THE MOST RECKLESS SPENDING POSSIBLY MOST RECKLESS SPENDING POSSIBLY IN THE HISTORY OF THIS COUNTRY. IN THE HISTORY OF THIS COUNTRY. A PENTAGON BUDGET THAT’S THE A PENTAGON BUDGET THAT’S THE BIGGEST BUDGET OF ALL TIME WHERE BIGGEST BUDGET OF ALL TIME WHERE DONALD TRUMP IS ACTUALLY DONALD TRUMP IS ACTUALLY SPENDING MORE MONEY THAN THE SPENDING MORE MONEY THAN THE PENTAGON IS REQUESTING FOR PENTAGON IS REQUESTING FOR PROGRAMS THAT THE PENTAGON PROGRAMS THAT THE PENTAGON DOESN’T WANT. DOESN’T WANT. AND YOU LOOK AT THOSE HUMAN AND YOU LOOK AT THOSE HUMAN BEINGS SUFFERING, WHAT DO THEY BEINGS SUFFERING, WHAT DO THEY NEED? NEED? THEY DON’T NEED AN F-22. THEY DON’T NEED AN F-22. THEY NEED BOTTLES OF WATER. THEY NEED BOTTLES OF WATER. THEY NEED SHELTER. THEY NEED SHELTER. THEY NEED FOOD. THEY NEED FOOD. I SAW THIS IN KATRINA EVERY DAY. I SAW THIS IN KATRINA EVERY DAY. THEIR CHILDREN NEED CLEAN THEIR CHILDREN NEED CLEAN DIAPERS. DIAPERS. THEY NEED THE BASIC NECESSITIES THEY NEED THE BASIC NECESSITIES OF LIFE. OF LIFE. AND IN THE GRAND SCHEME OF AND IN THE GRAND SCHEME OF THINGS AND THE GRAND SCHEME OF THINGS AND THE GRAND SCHEME OF OUR FEDERAL BUDGET, IT’S OUR FEDERAL BUDGET, IT’S SOMETHING WE WOULD NOT FEEL SOMETHING WE WOULD NOT FEEL PECIALLY IN THE AGE OF DONALD PECIALLY IN THE AGE OF DONALD TRUMP AND THE BIGGEST SPENDER IN TRUMP AND THE BIGGEST SPENDER IN U.S. HISTORY. U.S. HISTORY. HE’S TALKING ABOUT A $15 BILLION HE’S TALKING ABOUT A $15 BILLION BAILOUT TO IRAN. BAILOUT TO IRAN. I MEAN, THIS IS, AGAIN, A GUY I MEAN, THIS IS, AGAIN, A GUY THAT GAVE $15 BILLION IN A THAT GAVE $15 BILLION IN A SOCIALIST SCHEME TO THE LARGEST SOCIALIST SCHEME TO THE LARGEST AGRICULTURAL, INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURAL, INDUSTRIAL INDUSTRIES OUT THERE BECAUSE INDUSTRIES OUT THERE BECAUSE HIS — HIS PROTECTIONISM AND HIS HIS — HIS PROTECTIONISM AND HIS TRADE WARS HAVE HURT AMERICAN TRADE WARS HAVE HURT AMERICAN FARMERS SO MUCH. FARMERS SO MUCH. BROTHER, CAN YOU SPARE A DIME BROTHER, CAN YOU SPARE A DIME SOME THAT’S WHAT? SOME THAT’S WHAT? THAT’S WHAT THIS WOULD BE LIKE THAT’S WHAT THIS WOULD BE LIKE TO DONALD TRUMP’S ADMINISTRATION TO DONALD TRUMP’S ADMINISTRATION AND TO THE BUDGET TO HELP THESE AND TO THE BUDGET TO HELP THESE PEOPLE, TO KEEP THESE PEOPLE PEOPLE, TO KEEP THESE PEOPLE ALIVE, TO SHOW JUST A SHRED OF ALIVE, TO SHOW JUST A SHRED OF HUMANITY IN THIS TIME OF HUMANITY IN THIS TIME OF TROUBLE. TROUBLE.>>HE’S MAKING A VERSION OF THE>>HE’S MAKING A VERSION OF THE CARAVAN ARGUMENT THAT HE MADE CARAVAN ARGUMENT THAT HE MADE FOR THE MIGRANTS COMING UP FROM FOR THE MIGRANTS COMING UP FROM CENTRAL AMERICA ABOUT THE CENTRAL AMERICA ABOUT THE BAHAMAS AFTER A HURRICANE. BAHAMAS AFTER A HURRICANE. HERE’S WHAT HE SAID AND WHY HE HERE’S WHAT HE SAID AND WHY HE WANTS TO BE, QUOTE, TOUGH. WANTS TO BE, QUOTE, TOUGH. WE HAVE VERY BAD PEOPLE, SOME WE HAVE VERY BAD PEOPLE, SOME VERY BAD GANG MEMBERS, AND SOME VERY BAD GANG MEMBERS, AND SOME VERY, VERY BAD DRUG DEALERS. VERY, VERY BAD DRUG DEALERS. THE PRESIDENT SAID THE OF THE THE PRESIDENT SAID THE OF THE PEOPLE TRYING TO FLEE THE PEOPLE TRYING TO FLEE THE HURRICANE IN THE BAHAMAS. HURRICANE IN THE BAHAMAS. IT’S INTERESTING AS WES POINTS IT’S INTERESTING AS WES POINTS OUT, SUSAN, THE GROUPS OF PEOPLE OUT, SUSAN, THE GROUPS OF PEOPLE THAT HE CHEWS TO LABELOOSES TO L THAT HE CHEWS TO LABELOOSES TO L WITH. WITH.>>YESTERDAY ON THE AN VESRY OF>>YESTERDAY ON THE AN VESRY OF 9/11 I WAS DOWNTOWN WITH THE 9/11 I WAS DOWNTOWN WITH THE DESIGNER OF LOWER MANHATTAN. DESIGNER OF LOWER MANHATTAN. HE WAS TALKING ABOUT THE FREEDOM HE WAS TALKING ABOUT THE FREEDOM TOWER. TOWER. HE SAID WHEN HE WAS DOWN THEY HE SAID WHEN HE WAS DOWN THEY WAS THINK OF THE HISTORY AND WAS THINK OF THE HISTORY AND LOOKING OUT AT THE STATUE OF LOOKING OUT AT THE STATUE OF LIBERTY AND THOUSAND WAS PART OF LIBERTY AND THOUSAND WAS PART OF THE REPRESENTATION OF BRING US THE REPRESENTATION OF BRING US YOUR HUNGRY, YOUR TIRED, YOUR YOUR HUNGRY, YOUR TIRED, YOUR POOR. POOR. AND IMMEDIATELY I THOUGHT NOT AND IMMEDIATELY I THOUGHT NOT UNDER DONALD TRUMP. UNDER DONALD TRUMP. IT WAS JUST A REALLY SAD IT WAS JUST A REALLY SAD REFLECTION OF THAT’S WHERE WE REFLECTION OF THAT’S WHERE WE WENT AS A COUNTRY COMING WENT AS A COUNTRY COMING TOGETHER AFTER 9/11 TO A COUNTRY TOGETHER AFTER 9/11 TO A COUNTRY THAT THIS PRESIDENT WANTS TO THAT THIS PRESIDENT WANTS TO TEAR APART AND STOP HOPE FROM TEAR APART AND STOP HOPE FROM SPRINGING ETERNAL. SPRINGING ETERNAL.>>JULIA, LAST WORD –>>JULIA, LAST WORD –>>YOU KNOW –>>YOU KNOW –>>OH.>>OH.>>I WAS GOING TO SAY REALLY>>I WAS GOING TO SAY REALLY QUICKLY, IT’S ANOTHER EXAMPLE, QUICKLY, IT’S ANOTHER EXAMPLE, THOUGH, OF HOW THE LACK OF THOUGH, OF HOW THE LACK OF HUMANITY REALLY OVERRIGHTS ANYDE HUMANITY REALLY OVERRIGHTS ANYDE POLICY DECISIONS. POLICY DECISIONS. AS PEOPLE KNOW THAT HAVE FOLD MY AS PEOPLE KNOW THAT HAVE FOLD MY CAREER IN CONGRESS, I’M VERY CAREER IN CONGRESS, I’M VERY CONSERVATIVE WHEN IT COMES TO CONSERVATIVE WHEN IT COMES TO IMMIGRATION AND MAKING SURE THAT IMMIGRATION AND MAKING SURE THAT PEOPLE THAT COME HERE COME HERE PEOPLE THAT COME HERE COME HERE LEGALLY. LEGALLY. THAT’S NOT WHAT THIS IS ABOUT. THAT’S NOT WHAT THIS IS ABOUT. WHAT THIS IS ABOUT IS EXACTLY WHAT THIS IS ABOUT IS EXACTLY WHAT SUSAN JUST SAID. WHAT SUSAN JUST SAID. THIS IS ABOUT BEING TRUE TO WHAT THIS IS ABOUT BEING TRUE TO WHAT AMERICA’S GREATEST VALUES ARE. AMERICA’S GREATEST VALUES ARE. THE WORDS THAT ARE INSCRIBED ON THE WORDS THAT ARE INSCRIBED ON THE STATUE OF LIBERTY, THE THE STATUE OF LIBERTY, THE PROMISE THAT HAS GUIDED THIS PROMISE THAT HAS GUIDED THIS GREAT LAND AND MADE IT A CITY GREAT LAND AND MADE IT A CITY SHINING BRIGHTLY ON THE HILL FOR SHINING BRIGHTLY ON THE HILL FOR ALL THE WORLD TO SEE AS THE ALL THE WORLD TO SEE AS THE SCRIPTURES AND RONALD REAGAN SCRIPTURES AND RONALD REAGAN ALWAYS SAID. ALWAYS SAID. I MEAN, THAT PHRASE, THAT’S WHAT I MEAN, THAT PHRASE, THAT’S WHAT THIS COUNTRY IS. THIS COUNTRY IS. AND WE’RE TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE AND WE’RE TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE WHO WERE WHAT? WHO WERE WHAT? 45, 50, 60 MILES FROM THE UNITED 45, 50, 60 MILES FROM THE UNITED STATES, NO MORE. STATES, NO MORE.>>AND YOU KNOW, JULIA, YOU CAN>>AND YOU KNOW, JULIA, YOU CAN DRAW A THREAD BACK TO THE FIRST DRAW A THREAD BACK TO THE FIRST DAY OF HIS CAMPAIGN THE WAY HE DAY OF HIS CAMPAIGN THE WAY HE TALKED ABOUT IMMIGRATION AND TALKED ABOUT IMMIGRATION AND IMMIGRANTS. IMMIGRANTS. THIS WHO HE BELIEVES HE HAS TO THIS WHO HE BELIEVES HE HAS TO BE AND THIS IS HIS IDEA OF BEING BE AND THIS IS HIS IDEA OF BEING TOUGH ON KEEPING PEOPLE OUT OF TOUGH ON KEEPING PEOPLE OUT OF THIS COUNTRY. THIS COUNTRY.>>THAT’S TRUE, WILLIE.>>THAT’S TRUE, WILLIE. ONE OF HIS FIRST ACTIONS AND THE ONE OF HIS FIRST ACTIONS AND THE FIRST WEEK IN OFFICE WAS THE FIRST WEEK IN OFFICE WAS THE TRAVEL BAN, SOMETHING WE DON’T TRAVEL BAN, SOMETHING WE DON’T OFTEN TALK ABOUT ANYMORE. OFTEN TALK ABOUT ANYMORE. BUT THERE WAS A THIRD ITERATION BUT THERE WAS A THIRD ITERATION OF THAT THAT IS IN PLACE NOW OF THAT THAT IS IN PLACE NOW THAT PLACE RES STRICTIONS RESTRI THAT PLACE RES STRICTIONS RESTRI PEOPLE COMING FROM A NUMBER OF PEOPLE COMING FROM A NUMBER OF COUNTRIES. COUNTRIES. THAT’S SOMETHING THE PRESIDENT THAT’S SOMETHING THE PRESIDENT CAMPAIGNED ON AND HE CONTINUES CAMPAIGNED ON AND HE CONTINUES TO USE AS AN ISSUE. TO USE AS AN ISSUE. SOMETIMES THERE HAVE BEEN SO SOMETIMES THERE HAVE BEEN SO MANY POLICIES, JUST THIS SUMMER MANY POLICIES, JUST THIS SUMMER YOU COULD LOOK AT JUST WITH THE YOU COULD LOOK AT JUST WITH THE SUPREME COURT YESTERDAY SAYING SUPREME COURT YESTERDAY SAYING THAT THEY COULD GO FORWARD, THE THAT THEY COULD GO FORWARD, THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION COULD GO TRUMP ADMINISTRATION COULD GO FORWARD AND DENY ASYLUM REQUESTS FORWARD AND DENY ASYLUM REQUESTS FOR PEOPLE COMING THROUGH MEXICO FOR PEOPLE COMING THROUGH MEXICO THAT THEY HAVE TO CLAIM ASYLUM THAT THEY HAVE TO CLAIM ASYLUM THERE BEFORE THEY CAN COME TO THERE BEFORE THEY CAN COME TO THE UNITED STATES AND BE THE UNITED STATES AND BE ELIGIBLE. ELIGIBLE. THAT IS ONE OF THE TOUGHEST — THAT IS ONE OF THE TOUGHEST — THAT IS THE TOUGHEST ASYLUM THAT IS THE TOUGHEST ASYLUM RESTRICTION THAT THIS RESTRICTION THAT THIS ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN ABLE TO ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN ABLE TO SUCCESSFULLY IMPLEMENT. SUCCESSFULLY IMPLEMENT. AND THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF U.S. AND THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES SAID YESTERDAY HE WILL SERVICES SAID YESTERDAY HE WILL START IMPLEMENTING THAT. START IMPLEMENTING THAT. THERE HAVE BEEN SO MANY POLICIES THERE HAVE BEEN SO MANY POLICIES THIS SUMMER THROUGHOUT THE THIS SUMMER THROUGHOUT THE ADMINISTRATION. ADMINISTRATION. SOME HAVE GONE INTO EFFECT, SOME SOME HAVE GONE INTO EFFECT, SOME HAVEN’T. HAVEN’T. SOMETIMES IT STARTS TO JUST GET SOMETIMES IT STARTS TO JUST GET LOST IN THE WEEDS AND WHAT IS LOST IN THE WEEDS AND WHAT IS ACTUALLY BEING DONE HERE. ACTUALLY BEING DONE HERE. BUT WE’RE SEEING A SYSTEMATIC BUT WE’RE SEEING A SYSTEMATIC CHANGE THAT’S HAVING AN IMPACT CHANGE THAT’S HAVING AN IMPACT ON PEOPLE’S LIVES. ON PEOPLE’S LIVES.>>THANKS SO MUCH AS ALWAYS FOR>>THANKS SO MUCH AS ALWAYS FOR YOUR REPORTING. YOUR REPORTING.>>>COMING UP HERE FROM DEEP>>>COMING UP HERE FROM DEEP FAKE VIDEO TO FISHING AND FAKE FAKE VIDEO TO FISHING AND FAKE NEWS. NEWS. WHAT AXIOS IS CALLING THE WHAT AXIOS IS CALLING THE MISINFORMATION AGE AND HOW IT’S MISINFORMATION AGE AND HOW IT’S HURTING MORE THAN JUST OUR HURTING MORE THAN JUST OUR POLITICS. POLITICS. WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK. WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK.>>WE HAVE TO BE VERY CAREFUL.>>WE HAVE TO BE VERY CAREFUL. EVERYBODY NEEDS TOTALLY PROPER EVERYBODY NEEDS TOTALLY PROPER DOCUMENTATION BECAUSE — LOOK, DOCUMENTATION BECAUSE — LOOK, THE BAHAMAS HAD SOME TREMENDOUS THE BAHAMAS HAD SOME TREMENDOUS PROBLEMS WITH PEOPLE GOING TO PROBLEMS WITH PEOPLE GOING TO THE BAHAMAS THAT WEREN’T THE BAHAMAS THAT WEREN’T SUPPOSED TO BE THERE. SUPPOSED TO BE THERE. I DON’T WANT TO ALLOW PEOPLE I DON’T WANT TO ALLOW PEOPLE THAT WEREN’T SUPPOSED TO BE IN THAT WEREN’T SUPPOSED TO BE IN THE BAHAMAS TO COME IN TO THE THE BAHAMAS TO COME IN TO THE UNITED STATES, INCLUDING SOME

How Trump’s impulses keep undercutting his political agenda


-I get credit. I don’t know if it’s true
or not. But they’re saying I have
good political instinct. Who knows? In fact, some people have said I have the greatest
political instinct in 50 years. I don’t think so.
I don’t think so. -President Trump has
this tendency to engage
with sort of minute things which aren’t necessarily
the most pressing things on his agenda
sort of objectively. -It looked like a million,
million and a half people. Get that son of a bitch
off the field. -That map that you
showed us today, it looked like it almost
had like a Sharpie. -I don’t know, I don’t know.
I don’t know. -He just can’t resist engaging
in those fights, oftentimes because
he seems to think that those fights serve him
well politically, but it tends to obscure the fact
that the administration is trying
to do a lot of other things, and those sort of get pushed
to the background. -Very fine people on both sides.
He just said it’s not Russia. I will say this. I don’t see any reason
why it would be. -Send her back! Send her back!
Send her back! -Often it is simply
that he is incapable, perhaps physically incapable,
of not engaging in fights that he thinks serve him
politically. The default assumption,
we’ve learned over time, is that it is not something
that is being done in a calculated manner,
that it is instead his reacting to what he sees
in particular on Fox News. -The former FBI director’s
personal memos detailing private conversations
with President Trump contained top
secret information. -Closer to potential of
a horrible situation, certainly, with some kind of
military option being exercised. -Democrats like Congressman
Elijah Cummings attack officials, but what about the abandoned
homes, piles of trash, and high murder rate, well, in his own district
of Baltimore? -There’s this theory out there
that what President Trump does is he throws out some new fight in order to distract
from some other issue. And it certainly is the case
that at times Donald Trump recognizes
that he is able to redirect what the media is focused
on away from things that he might
be concerned about. But I think the default
assumption should be that that’s not what he’s doing. He likes to throw shiny balls
and chase shiny balls, and so does the media, and I think that sometimes
works to his advantage. I don’t think, though, that that
is necessarily something that he’s doing
intentionally.

Joe: Trump Will Pass But Residue Of His Lies Will Stick With GOP | Morning Joe | MSNBC


>>THAT DOES IT FOR US, I’M YASMIN VOSSOUGHIAN ALONGSIDE YASMIN VOSSOUGHIAN ALONGSIDE AYMAN MOHYELDIN, “MORNING JOE” AYMAN MOHYELDIN, “MORNING JOE” STARTS RIGHT NOW. STARTS RIGHT NOW.>>>LOOKED LIKE IT ALMOST HAD>>>LOOKED LIKE IT ALMOST HAD LIKE A SHARPIE. LIKE A SHARPIE.>>I DON’T KNOW.>>I DON’T KNOW. I DON’T KNOW. I DON’T KNOW. I DON’T KNOW. I DON’T KNOW.>>SO JUST WHO WOULD HAVE>>SO JUST WHO WOULD HAVE DOCTORED A WEATHER MAP WITH A DOCTORED A WEATHER MAP WITH A SHARPIE TO REINFORCE THE SHARPIE TO REINFORCE THE PRESIDENT’S FALSE CLAIM THAT PRESIDENT’S FALSE CLAIM THAT ALABAMA WAS IN THE PATH OF ALABAMA WAS IN THE PATH OF HURRICANE DORIAN? HURRICANE DORIAN? IT’S A TOTAL MYSTERY. IT’S A TOTAL MYSTERY.>>SO I CALLED UP THE FOLKS AT>>SO I CALLED UP THE FOLKS AT SHARPIE AND I SAID, DO ME A SHARPIE AND I SAID, DO ME A FAVOR, CAN YOU MAKE THE PEN IN FAVOR, CAN YOU MAKE THE PEN IN BLACK, MAKE IT LOOK RICH? BLACK, MAKE IT LOOK RICH? HE SAID NOT ONLY CAN WE DO THAT, HE SAID NOT ONLY CAN WE DO THAT, WE CAN PUT YOUR SIGNATURE ON IT. WE CAN PUT YOUR SIGNATURE ON IT. THAT’S YOUR SIGNATURE RIGHT THAT’S YOUR SIGNATURE RIGHT THERE. THERE. WOW. WOW. GOOD MORNING AND WELL TOMORROW GOOD MORNING AND WELL TOMORROW TO “MORNING JOE” THIS THURSDAY, TO “MORNING JOE” THIS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5th. SEPTEMBER 5th. WITH US WE HAVE MSNBC WITH US WE HAVE MSNBC CONTRIBUTOR — CONTRIBUTOR –>>THE TEMPTATIONS REALLY.>>THE TEMPTATIONS REALLY.>>OH, MY.>>OH, MY.>>LET’S LISTEN TO THE SONG FOR>>LET’S LISTEN TO THE SONG FOR A SECOND. A SECOND. ♪ JUST MY IMAGINATION RUNNING ♪ JUST MY IMAGINATION RUNNING AWAY WITH ME ♪ AWAY WITH ME ♪>>BARNICLE IS HERE AND STATE>>BARNICLE IS HERE AND STATE DEPARTMENT’S ELISE JORDAN IS DEPARTMENT’S ELISE JORDAN IS WITH US, EDDIE CLAWED JR. AND WITH US, EDDIE CLAWED JR. AND REPUBLICAN COMMUNICATION REPUBLICAN COMMUNICATION STRATEGIST AND MSNBC POLITICAL STRATEGIST AND MSNBC POLITICAL CONTRIBUTOR RICK TYLER. CONTRIBUTOR RICK TYLER.>>SO YOU WORKED WITH>>SO YOU WORKED WITH PRESIDENTS, YOU WORKED WITH PRESIDENTS, YOU WORKED WITH ADMINISTRATIONS, CONNEDY RICE, ADMINISTRATIONS, CONNEDY RICE, THEY WOULDN’T JUST GET SHARPEES THEY WOULDN’T JUST GET SHARPEES AND MAKE UP STUFF. AND MAKE UP STUFF.>>FOR THEIR OWN PERSONAL NEED>>FOR THEIR OWN PERSONAL NEED TO COVER UP A STUPID TWEET. TO COVER UP A STUPID TWEET.>>WE’RE JUST CURIOUS.>>WE’RE JUST CURIOUS.>>FOR A FRIEND WANTED TO KNOW.>>FOR A FRIEND WANTED TO KNOW.>>ABSOLUTELY NOT.>>ABSOLUTELY NOT. AND THE CLOSEST EXAMPLE I CAN AND THE CLOSEST EXAMPLE I CAN THINK OF IS A KID IN THIRD OR THINK OF IS A KID IN THIRD OR FOURTH GRADE TRYING TO DOCTOR FOURTH GRADE TRYING TO DOCTOR THEIR REPORT CARD. THEIR REPORT CARD.>>THE FIRST THING I THOUGHT OF>>THE FIRST THING I THOUGHT OF WAS TRYING TO TURN A 62 INTO AN WAS TRYING TO TURN A 62 INTO AN 82 FOR MY BROTHER ON MY REPORT 82 FOR MY BROTHER ON MY REPORT CARD. CARD.>>IT’S STUPID AND ABSURD.>>IT’S STUPID AND ABSURD.>>A DEVASTATING HURRICANE.>>A DEVASTATING HURRICANE.>>AND HILARIOUS BUT ALSO I>>AND HILARIOUS BUT ALSO I THINK PROBABLY ILLEGAL. THINK PROBABLY ILLEGAL.>>EDDIE, I’M JUST CURIOUS,>>EDDIE, I’M JUST CURIOUS, EDDIE. EDDIE. I MEAN, AT THIS POINT I’M JUST I MEAN, AT THIS POINT I’M JUST LAUGHING AT THE STUPIDITY. LAUGHING AT THE STUPIDITY. I KNOW I SHOULD BE SHOCKED AND I KNOW I SHOULD BE SHOCKED AND BE PULLING MY HAIR OUT LIKE BE PULLING MY HAIR OUT LIKE EVERYBODY ON TWITTER IS AND EVERYBODY ON TWITTER IS AND SAYING THIS IS THE END OF — SAYING THIS IS THE END OF — IT’S JUST STUPID. IT’S JUST STUPID. IT’S JUST STUPIDITY AND IT IS IT’S JUST STUPIDITY AND IT IS TRANSPARENT STUPIDITY AND I TRANSPARENT STUPIDITY AND I JUST — WHEN I SEE THESE TWEETS JUST — WHEN I SEE THESE TWEETS I JUST BREAK OUT LAUGHING I JUST BREAK OUT LAUGHING GOING — IT’S JUST MADNESS. GOING — IT’S JUST MADNESS.>>YEAH, YOU KNOW, THAT’S THE>>YEAH, YOU KNOW, THAT’S THE WORD. WORD. WE JUST NEED TO KEEP SAYING IT, WE JUST NEED TO KEEP SAYING IT, KEEP USING IT, IT’S STUPID. KEEP USING IT, IT’S STUPID. I MEAN, I JUST — WE SAY ALL THE I MEAN, I JUST — WE SAY ALL THE TIME THAT HE’S NOT CURIOUS, THAT TIME THAT HE’S NOT CURIOUS, THAT THE GUT LANGUAGE IS WHAT THE GUT THE GUT LANGUAGE IS WHAT THE GUT LANGUAGE IS. LANGUAGE IS.>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT.>>BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY>>BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY HE’S NOT THE SHARPEST KNIFE IN HE’S NOT THE SHARPEST KNIFE IN THE KNIFE BOX. THE KNIFE BOX.>>HE’S NOT EVEN A BUTTER KNIFE.>>HE’S NOT EVEN A BUTTER KNIFE.>>HE’S NOT EVEN LIKE –>>HE’S NOT EVEN LIKE –>>THAT’S REALLY ODD.>>THAT’S REALLY ODD.>>A PLASTIC SPOON.>>A PLASTIC SPOON.>>CAKE FROSTER THING.>>CAKE FROSTER THING.>>A LOT OF INTERNET MEMES CAME>>A LOT OF INTERNET MEMES CAME OUT OF THIS WHICH IS, OF COURSE, OUT OF THIS WHICH IS, OF COURSE, WHAT THE KIDS AND I ARE MOST WHAT THE KIDS AND I ARE MOST INTERESTED IN. INTERESTED IN. THERE IS HIS SHARPER, USING HIS THERE IS HIS SHARPER, USING HIS SHARPIE ON HIS ABC. SHARPIE ON HIS ABC.>>THERE IS HIS CROWD SIZE.>>THERE IS HIS CROWD SIZE.>>TO THE RIGHT THERE IS THE>>TO THE RIGHT THERE IS THE CROWD SIZE AND DOWN BELOW THE CROWD SIZE AND DOWN BELOW THE CROWD SIZE AS WELL AND OF COURSE CROWD SIZE AS WELL AND OF COURSE THE IMAGINARY FENCE HAS BEEN THE IMAGINARY FENCE HAS BEEN BUILT, RICK TYLER, AT LAST, THE BUILT, RICK TYLER, AT LAST, THE IMAGINARY FENCE. IMAGINARY FENCE. I JUST SIT AND ASK AS YOU LOOK I JUST SIT AND ASK AS YOU LOOK AT THAT IMAGINARY FENCE AND AT THAT IMAGINARY FENCE AND LISTEN TO TRUMP SUPPORTERS LISTEN TO TRUMP SUPPORTERS BELIEVE DONALD TRUMP’S LIES, I BELIEVE DONALD TRUMP’S LIES, I GUESS THE ONLY THING THAT’S GUESS THE ONLY THING THAT’S IMPORTANT ABOUT THIS IS JUST IMPORTANT ABOUT THIS IS JUST POINTING OUT, AGAIN, THE LIES POINTING OUT, AGAIN, THE LIES ARE NONSTOP. ARE NONSTOP. SO WHEN THEY LIE ABOUT IMPORTANT SO WHEN THEY LIE ABOUT IMPORTANT THINGS, WHEN HE LIES ABOUT THINGS, WHEN HE LIES ABOUT IMPORTANT THINGS, WE COULD GET IMPORTANT THINGS, WE COULD GET THE STUART VARNEY CLIP. THE STUART VARNEY CLIP. HE HAS NEVER LIED BEFORE. HE HAS NEVER LIED BEFORE. IT JUST SHOWS HOW ABSURD ALL OF IT JUST SHOWS HOW ABSURD ALL OF HIS DEFENDERS ARE ON THIS HIS DEFENDERS ARE ON THIS PARTICULAR ISSUE. PARTICULAR ISSUE.>>WELL, I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT>>WELL, I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT DR. EDDIE GLAUDE WOULD SUGGEST DR. EDDIE GLAUDE WOULD SUGGEST THAT DONALD TRUMP IS NOT THE THAT DONALD TRUMP IS NOT THE SHARPEST SHARPIE IN THE DRAWER. SHARPEST SHARPIE IN THE DRAWER. IT IS FUNNY, I MEAN, I LAUGHED IT IS FUNNY, I MEAN, I LAUGHED AS YOU DID WHEN I SAW THE MAP AS YOU DID WHEN I SAW THE MAP AND HOW ABSURD IT IS, BUT IT AND HOW ABSURD IT IS, BUT IT DOES HAVE A SERIOUS UNDERLYING DOES HAVE A SERIOUS UNDERLYING PROBLEM AND THAT IS IT SPEAKS TO PROBLEM AND THAT IS IT SPEAKS TO DONALD TRUMP’S CHARACTER. DONALD TRUMP’S CHARACTER. AND YOU CAN LOOK AT EVERYTHING AND YOU CAN LOOK AT EVERYTHING HE DOES. HE DOES. SO WHEN WE LOOK AT A SO WHEN WE LOOK AT A CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLICAN INSIDE CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLICAN INSIDE A DEMOCRACY, IN ORDER FOR THINGS A DEMOCRACY, IN ORDER FOR THINGS TO GET DONE IN THE HOUSE AND TO GET DONE IN THE HOUSE AND SENATE YOU HAVE TO HAVE HONEST SENATE YOU HAVE TO HAVE HONEST BROKERS. BROKERS. THAT IS, PEOPLE HAVE TO DELIVER THAT IS, PEOPLE HAVE TO DELIVER ON WHAT THEY SAY THEY’RE GOING ON WHAT THEY SAY THEY’RE GOING TO DELIVER. TO DELIVER. PART OF THE REASON WE DON’T HAVE PART OF THE REASON WE DON’T HAVE ANY GUN REFORMS LIKE BACKGROUND ANY GUN REFORMS LIKE BACKGROUND CHECKS, UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS, UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS, IS BECAUSE MITCH CHECKS, IS BECAUSE MITCH McCONNELL DOES NOT BELIEVE THAT McCONNELL DOES NOT BELIEVE THAT DONALD TRUMP WILL DO WHAT HE DONALD TRUMP WILL DO WHAT HE SAYS HE’S GOING TO DO. SAYS HE’S GOING TO DO. IF YOU LOOK AT THE MARKETS, YOU IF YOU LOOK AT THE MARKETS, YOU KNOW, IF YOU LOOK AT CHINA, WE KNOW, IF YOU LOOK AT CHINA, WE DON’T HAVE A TRADE DEAL WITH DON’T HAVE A TRADE DEAL WITH CHINA, BY THE WAY, WHICH COULD CHINA, BY THE WAY, WHICH COULD HAVE ALL BEEN SOLVED WE JUST HAVE ALL BEEN SOLVED WE JUST STAYED WITH TPP BECAUSE THEN WE STAYED WITH TPP BECAUSE THEN WE WOULD HAVE THE WHOLE REGION WOULD HAVE THE WHOLE REGION WORKING AGAINST CHINA OR WORKING AGAINST CHINA OR COMPETING WITH CHINA IN OUR COMPETING WITH CHINA IN OUR FAVOR, INSTEAD OF DOING THAT, FAVOR, INSTEAD OF DOING THAT, THAT MUST HAVE BEEN A BARACK THAT MUST HAVE BEEN A BARACK OBAMA DEAL SO THAT CAN’T BE ANY OBAMA DEAL SO THAT CAN’T BE ANY GOOD, INSTEAD WE’RE GOING TO TAX GOOD, INSTEAD WE’RE GOING TO TAX THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO TRY TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO TRY TO WIN SOME STUPID TRADE WAR. WIN SOME STUPID TRADE WAR. IT’S THE NEGOTIATION OF NOT IT’S THE NEGOTIATION OF NOT NEGOTIATING WITH AN HONEST NEGOTIATING WITH AN HONEST BROKER, WITH SOMEBODY WHO IS BROKER, WITH SOMEBODY WHO IS HONEST BECAUSE CONSTITUTIONAL HONEST BECAUSE CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLICS AND FREE MARKETS AND REPUBLICS AND FREE MARKETS AND CONTRACT LAW THEY ALL REQUIRE CONTRACT LAW THEY ALL REQUIRE THAT YOU’RE DEALING WITH THAT YOU’RE DEALING WITH SOMEBODY WHO HAS GOT A GRASP OF SOMEBODY WHO HAS GOT A GRASP OF THE TRUTH AND WILL TELL THE THE TRUTH AND WILL TELL THE TRUTH AND HE DOESN’T. TRUTH AND HE DOESN’T.>>JOE, YOUR FIRST REACTION TO>>JOE, YOUR FIRST REACTION TO THIS WAS LAUGHTER BECAUSE I THIS WAS LAUGHTER BECAUSE I THINK IT’S MOMENTS LIKE THIS THINK IT’S MOMENTS LIKE THIS THAT MAKE YOU REALIZE MAYBE WE THAT MAKE YOU REALIZE MAYBE WE WILL BE OKAY. WILL BE OKAY.>>IT’S TOO OBVIOUS.>>IT’S TOO OBVIOUS. AS MY GRANDMOTHER ALWAYS SAID, AS MY GRANDMOTHER ALWAYS SAID, JOEY, THIS, TOO, SHALL PASS. JOEY, THIS, TOO, SHALL PASS.>>IS THERE LITERALLY NO ONE WHO>>IS THERE LITERALLY NO ONE WHO CAN SAY, MR. PRESIDENT, THIS IS CAN SAY, MR. PRESIDENT, THIS IS GOING TO MAKE YOU LOOK LIKE A GOING TO MAKE YOU LOOK LIKE A MASSIVE FOOL. MASSIVE FOOL. YOU CAN’T DO THIS. YOU CAN’T DO THIS. LIKE NOBODY THINKS THIS IS A LIKE NOBODY THINKS THIS IS A GOOD IDEA. GOOD IDEA. WOW. WOW. THERE’S NO ONE — THERE’S NO ONE –>>IT’S INTERESTING YOU BRING UP>>IT’S INTERESTING YOU BRING UP THAT QUESTION RIGHT AFTER I SAY THAT QUESTION RIGHT AFTER I SAY THIS, TOO, SHALL PASS. THIS, TOO, SHALL PASS. DONALD TRUMP SHALL PASS AS FAR DONALD TRUMP SHALL PASS AS FAR AS HIS POLITICAL POWER IN AS HIS POLITICAL POWER IN WASHINGTON, D.C. AND IT’S GOING WASHINGTON, D.C. AND IT’S GOING TO HAPPEN SOONER RATHER THAN TO HAPPEN SOONER RATHER THAN LATER NG WITH THE ELECTION, BUT LATER NG WITH THE ELECTION, BUT THE RESIDUE OF GOING ALONG WITH THE RESIDUE OF GOING ALONG WITH THESE LIES, THE RESIDUE GOING THESE LIES, THE RESIDUE GOING ALONG WITH THE RACISM I THINK ALONG WITH THE RACISM I THINK JUST OBVIOUS RACISM, OTHER JUST OBVIOUS RACISM, OTHER PEOPLE MAY THINK LATENT RACISM, PEOPLE MAY THINK LATENT RACISM, OF GOING AGAINST BASIC OF GOING AGAINST BASIC REPUBLICAN BELIEFS OF BALANCED REPUBLICAN BELIEFS OF BALANCED BUDGETS, FREE TRADE, SUPPORTING BUDGETS, FREE TRADE, SUPPORTING NATO, ALL OF THESE THINGS. NATO, ALL OF THESE THINGS. THAT WILL STAY WITH THE THAT WILL STAY WITH THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. REPUBLICAN PARTY. YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE — AND IT YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE — AND IT ALSO, THOUGH — THIS DOES — ALSO, THOUGH — THIS DOES — THIS IS REALLY A SPOTLIGHT ON THIS IS REALLY A SPOTLIGHT ON THE MOST SERIOUS DEFICIENCY HE THE MOST SERIOUS DEFICIENCY HE HAS AND THAT IS THE TRUTH AND HAS AND THAT IS THE TRUTH AND THE FACT THAT HE WAS A SPOILED THE FACT THAT HE WAS A SPOILED YOUNG BOY WHOSE FATHER GAVE HIM YOUNG BOY WHOSE FATHER GAVE HIM $400 MILLION IN CURRENT DOLLARS, $400 MILLION IN CURRENT DOLLARS, HE WAS ABLE TO LIVE IN HIS OWN HE WAS ABLE TO LIVE IN HIS OWN UNIVERSE AND WORLD. UNIVERSE AND WORLD. SO I THINK ONE OF THE MOST SO I THINK ONE OF THE MOST TELLING MOMENTS WE HAD JAMES TELLING MOMENTS WE HAD JAMES MATTIS ON YESTERDAY, JAMES MATTIS ON YESTERDAY, JAMES MATTIS, REX TILLERSON, HIS MATTIS, REX TILLERSON, HIS FOREIGN POLICY APPARATUS, THEY FOREIGN POLICY APPARATUS, THEY GAVE HIM THE TALK. GAVE HIM THE TALK. MR. PRESIDENT — JAMES MATTIS MR. PRESIDENT — JAMES MATTIS DIDN’T SAY THIS, BUT IT WAS DIDN’T SAY THIS, BUT IT WAS BASICALLY YOU ARE NOT GETTING BASICALLY YOU ARE NOT GETTING THIS. THIS. LET ME EXPLAIN THE HISTORY SINCE LET ME EXPLAIN THE HISTORY SINCE 1945 AND EXPLAIN TO YOU WHY NATO 1945 AND EXPLAIN TO YOU WHY NATO EXISTS. EXISTS. EXPLAIN TO YOU WHY THE WORLD IN EXPLAIN TO YOU WHY THE WORLD IN WHICH WE LIVE IS THE WAY IT IS WHICH WE LIVE IS THE WAY IT IS ON THE INTERNATIONAL STAGE AND ON THE INTERNATIONAL STAGE AND HOW AMERICA BECAME THE SUPREME HOW AMERICA BECAME THE SUPREME POWER OVER ALL OTHER NATIONS AND POWER OVER ALL OTHER NATIONS AND THAT’S WHEN TRUMP GOT ANGRY AND THAT’S WHEN TRUMP GOT ANGRY AND SAID I DON’T BELIEVE THAT. SAID I DON’T BELIEVE THAT. THAT’S NOT MY VIEW OF IT. THAT’S NOT MY VIEW OF IT. AND IT WAS HISTORY. AND IT WAS HISTORY. THAT’S WHEN REX TILLERSON SAID THAT’S WHEN REX TILLERSON SAID THIS GUY IS A MORON. THIS GUY IS A MORON. WELL, THAT’S A VERY CLEAR WELL, THAT’S A VERY CLEAR INDICATION OF HOW THIS ALTERNATE INDICATION OF HOW THIS ALTERNATE REALITY THAT KELLYANNE CONWAY REALITY THAT KELLYANNE CONWAY TALKED ABOUT, THIS ALTERNATE TALKED ABOUT, THIS ALTERNATE REALITY ACTUALLY DOES IMPACT US. REALITY ACTUALLY DOES IMPACT US. SO, YES, I CAN LAUGH AT THE SO, YES, I CAN LAUGH AT THE STUPIDITY OF THE SHARPIE, THE STUPIDITY OF THE SHARPIE, THE OBVIOUSNESS OF I WON’T SAY THIRD OBVIOUSNESS OF I WON’T SAY THIRD GRADER, THE FOUR-YEAR-OLD, LYING GRADER, THE FOUR-YEAR-OLD, LYING WITH A SHARPIE, BUT IT DOES WITH A SHARPIE, BUT IT DOES SPOTLIGHT A MUCH BIGGER PROBLEM. SPOTLIGHT A MUCH BIGGER PROBLEM.>>YOU’RE RIGHT, I MEAN, THE>>YOU’RE RIGHT, I MEAN, THE INITIAL REACTION IS TO LAUGH OUT INITIAL REACTION IS TO LAUGH OUT LOUD. LOUD. IT’S LAUGH OUT LOUD FUNNY IT’S IT’S LAUGH OUT LOUD FUNNY IT’S SO ABSURD, BUT THE OTHER ASPECT SO ABSURD, BUT THE OTHER ASPECT OF IT BORDERS ON BEING TRULY OF IT BORDERS ON BEING TRULY DANGEROUS AND IT IS THAT WE HAVE DANGEROUS AND IT IS THAT WE HAVE A COMMANDER IN CHIEF, PRESIDENT A COMMANDER IN CHIEF, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, WHO OF THE UNITED STATES, WHO CONSIDERS THAT HE CAN NEVER BE CONSIDERS THAT HE CAN NEVER BE WRONG. WRONG.>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT.>>ABOUT ANYTHING.>>ABOUT ANYTHING. ABOUT SOMETHING SO ABOUT SOMETHING SO INCONSEQUENTIAL AS THE PATH OF A INCONSEQUENTIAL AS THE PATH OF A HURRICANE TO ALABAMA INSTEAD OF HURRICANE TO ALABAMA INSTEAD OF THE NATURAL PATH THAT EVERY THE NATURAL PATH THAT EVERY WEATHER SERVICE WAS TELLING HIM. WEATHER SERVICE WAS TELLING HIM. HE CAN NEVER BE WRONG SO HE HAS HE CAN NEVER BE WRONG SO HE HAS TO ALTER REALITY. TO ALTER REALITY. THAT GETS INTO THE OTHER REALLY THAT GETS INTO THE OTHER REALLY LARGER AND MAYBE LINGERING LARGER AND MAYBE LINGERING DAMAGE. DAMAGE. IS THERE ANY MORE TRUTH? IS THERE ANY MORE TRUTH? WHAT IS TRUTH NOW IN THIS WHAT IS TRUTH NOW IN THIS ADMINISTRATION? ADMINISTRATION?>>IT’S A HUGE CONVERSATION.>>IT’S A HUGE CONVERSATION.>>WHAT IS IT?>>WHAT IS IT? WHAT A TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE LIFE WHAT A TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE LIFE TO LEAD. TO LEAD. YOU CAN NEVER ADMIT THAT YOU’RE YOU CAN NEVER ADMIT THAT YOU’RE WRONG. WRONG.>>YEAH.>>YEAH.>>I DO IT ABOUT 12 TIMES A DAY>>I DO IT ABOUT 12 TIMES A DAY AND IT IS LIBERATING. AND IT IS LIBERATING. ESPECIALLY OUTWARDLY GOOD FOR ESPECIALLY OUTWARDLY GOOD FOR THE SOUL. THE SOUL.>>YES.>>YES.>>EIGHT MINUTES IN I’M SURE>>EIGHT MINUTES IN I’M SURE I’VE SCREWED UP TERRIBLY ALREADY I’VE SCREWED UP TERRIBLY ALREADY THIS MORNING. THIS MORNING.>>AND THE MAGIC WORDS THAT I>>AND THE MAGIC WORDS THAT I SAY MANY, MANY TIMES A DAY, I SAY MANY, MANY TIMES A DAY, I DON’T KNOW. DON’T KNOW.>>WE’RE GOING TO GET TO MORE OF

PBS NewsHour full episode September 2, 2019


JUDY WOODRUFF: Good evening. I’m Judy Woodruff. On the “NewsHour” tonight: the coming storm. Hurricane Dorian lays siege to the Bahamas,
as it continues its journey closer to the U.S. mainland. Then: former Secretary of Defense James Mattis
on leadership, the role of the military and his work in the Trump administration. JAMES MATTIS, Former U.S. Secretary of Defense:
George Washington, the father of our country, I think, put it very well, how you have to
listen, learn, help, and then lead. That was his approach, and I think it’s one
that served me well. JUDY WOODRUFF: Plus: Parliament, the prime
minister, and the protests in the street — outrage in the United Kingdom as no-deal Brexit looms. ZOE BINNIE, Protester Organizer: I think this
is a British coup. It’s very polite, it’s very unassuming, and
that’s the worst thing. It’s very quiet. JUDY WOODRUFF: All that and more on tonight’s
“PBS NewsHour.” (BREAK) JUDY WOODRUFF: Hurricane Dorian pummeled the
Bahamas today, leading to several deaths and what was called catastrophic damage. Officials confirmed at least five people died
in the Abaco Islands. And there are many reports of people in serious
distress tonight. The prime minister of the Bahamas called the
storm — quote — “a historic tragedy.” The damage was also on the minds of federal,
state and local leaders in the U.S., as preparations continued for possible landfall this week. John Yang reports from Florida. JOHN YANG: Hurricane Dorian carved a slow,
destructive path across the Bahamas today. It made landfall yesterday with winds exceeding
185 miles per hour, a Category 5 storm, the strongest on record to strike the island nation. Dorian weakened to a Category 4 storm this
morning, but continued lashing the Bahamas. The winds rocked trees. Torrential rains triggered massive flooding. HUBERT MINNIS, Prime Minister of the Bahamas:
Some areas, you Cannot tell the difference as to the beginning of the street vs. where
the ocean begins. JOHN YANG: The storm toppled power poles and
damaged vehicles. The current forecast envisions Dorian moving
dangerously close to the Southeastern U.S. Seaboard, offshore of Florida’s East Coast
tonight through Wednesday evening. It’s expected to pass near the Carolinas,
where states of emergency have now been declared. Even a minor deviation could send Dorian onshore. But if it doesn’t make landfall, it still
has the potential to do major damage. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis: GOV. RON DESANTIS (R-FL): Hurricane Dorian has
shown what it is capable of. It’s absolutely battered the Bahamas. Our East Coast is certainly within the cone
still, and people need to remain vigilant. If you’re ordered to evacuate, you need to
do that. JOHN YANG: At the Good Samaritan Society’s
retirement community in Kissimmee, outside Orlando, a fleet of ambulances transported
seniors to a sister facility on higher ground. The community was flooded after Hurricane
Irma in 2017. Throughout Florida, past experiences are shaping
residents’ responses. Ivette Alsina of Winter Haven, south of Orlando,
stocked up on sandbags, and other emergency supplies. You got everything ready here. You’re all prepared. IVETTE ALSINA, Florida: Almost prepared. I think I’m prepared. I got the batteries, flashlight, a first kit. I got food, water. Everything is set. JOHN YANG: Alsina is among the tens of thousands
of Puerto Ricans who moved to Florida after surviving 2017’s Hurricane Maria. How did you feel when you heard about this
hurricane and that it might be coming and hitting Florida? IVETTE ALSINA: I felt fear and anxiety. JOHN YANG: Anxiety? IVETTE ALSINA: Yes, because it’s really bad. I was in Puerto Rico when Maria passed. And thinking that that is coming here right
now is really bad. JOHN YANG: She evacuated from Cayey, Puerto
Rico, 10 days after Maria to get treatment for high blood pressure. Storm warnings this week have put her back
on high alert. IVETTE ALSINA: Three days ago, I went to the
doctor. He gave me a lot of medicines, so I can be
calm through the toll of these days. JOHN YANG: Other Puerto Ricans in the area
are also feeling tense. MILLIE SANTIAGO, Florida (through translator):
I’m not the only one. I have received a lot of calls from Puerto
Rican families who ended up here because of Maria. They’re in critical states of anxiety. JOHN YANG: Millie Santiago is another survivor
of Hurricane Maria. She’s helping 22 families staying at an Episcopal
Church conference center outside Orlando, where mental health counselors are on hand. Yemanja Krasnow is a University of Central
Florida clinician and social worker. YEMANJA KRASNOW, University of Central Florida:
A lot of the Puerto Ricans that came to Central Florida post-Maria, they had some very traumatic
experience. It wasn’t just the storm. There was loss of lives. There was loss of house, of pets, of properties,
of businesses. So there was a compound of trauma going on,
not just the experience of the hurricane itself. JOHN YANG: In Jacksonville, restaurant owner
Andy Zarka is preparing for the possibility his business might end up underwater, as it
did during Hurricane Irma. ANDY ZARKA, Florida: They told us two years
ago that Irma was a once-in-a-lifetime storm, that there’s no — it’s never happened like
that and it’s never going to happen again. And now here we are two years later, and we’re
getting ready for what could be Irma 2.0. JOHN YANG: On Jacksonville Beach, residents
enjoyed a pleasant day while considering their next steps. WALTER CHOWN, Florida: We are going to take
our time on making a decision to leave. But, especially having children, we don’t
want to make — be foolhardy or make bad decisions. JOHN YANG: Others took advantage of the high
Atlantic waves Dorian churned up. But few expect the calm to last long. Here on Jacksonville Beach, the winds and
the waves already picking up, even though the brunt of Hurricane Dorian won’t be felt
for another 48 hours or so. Just a little bit ago, the Orlando Airport
announced it is suspending operations overnight tonight, which means that every major airport
on the eastern side of Florida from West Palm Beach to Daytona Beach is now closed. And, Judy, even if Dorian doesn’t make landfall,
it doesn’t mean there won’t be any damage. The track it’s forecast to take is very similar
to Hurricane Matthew about — in 2016. That storm too stayed off the coast, never
made landfall all the way to North Carolina. It caused about $3 billion of damage and claimed
12 lives — Judy. JUDY WOODRUFF: And we remember that well. So, John, I — you were telling us you have
been talking to a lot of people there in Florida about the decisions they’re having to make
about whether to go, whether to stay. Tell us a little about what they’re saying. JOHN YANG: Well, this hurricane has been sort
of on the news and in the headlines for about a week now. They started talking about it last Monday. The good news is, that’s given a lot of people
a lot of time to plan. The bad news may be, it’s also given a lot
of people time to worry, and anxiety levels are high. But I thought that with the — perhaps with
the storm taking so long to get here, with it slowing down over the Bahamas so much,
that some people might become complacent. But the people I have talked to say that they
know what storms can do. This is the — would be the eighth major hurricane
to hit Florida since 2000. And a lot of people say that they know what
storms can do, they respect their power. And they also point to Andrew, the storm in
1992 that did about $27 billion worth of damage, killed 65. They say, since then, they take every storm
seriously. JUDY WOODRUFF: And, John, they are now issuing,
what, evacuation orders in Georgia and in the Carolinas. JOHN YANG: That’s right, up and down the coast. Low-lying coastal counties — actually, all
the counties along the coast have mandatory evacuation orders in place. And in South Carolina, they have begun what
they call contraflow. All the interstates going into Charleston,
all the traffic is outbound — from Charleston to Colombia outbound, and the other parts
of the state, the interstates all leading out of Charleston. You can’t get into Charleston. They want people to leave. JUDY WOODRUFF: Yes. Even with this hurricane still sitting over
the Bahamas, so much havoc it is already creating up and down the East Coast. John Yang, reporting for us tonight from Jacksonville
Beach, thank you, John. Back in the Bahamas, Hurricane Dorian spent
much of this day pummeling Grand Bahama and other islands and is expected hover there
into tomorrow. The National Hurricane Center warned this
afternoon of ocean storm surges that could be 20 feet higher than normal, while wind
gusts were nearly 200 miles an hour at times. Phone service has been spotty or disconnected
there. So we check in this evening with Danica Coto,
who covers the Caribbean for the Associated Press. She’s been reporting, along with a colleague
who’s in the Bahamas. Danica joins us via Skype from San Juan, Puerto
Rico. Danica, hello again to us. So, what are you hearing about what this hurricane
has done to the Bahamas? DANICA COTO, Associated Press: Well, there’s
a lot of harrowing call for help coming out of not only the Abaco Islands, which was hit
on Sunday, but as well from Grand Bahama Island, which was affected today, on Monday — all
Monday for more than 12 hours. It’s a pretty significant amount of time for
an island that is mostly zero to 15 feet above sea levels, given that the storm surge is
expected between 18 to 23 feet. JUDY WOODRUFF: I was seeing in a report you
did with your colleague in the Bahamas there were something like over 2,000 distress calls? DANICA COTO: Correct. A lot of people were calling in for friends
and relatives, relaying messages to a radio station that was then passing on messages
to the Emergency Management Agency. These calls ranged from a 5-month-old that
was stuck atop a roof, to an elderly woman who had a stroke, to a pregnant woman, to
a grandmother with six grandchildren who had to literally cut a hole in the roof. And many of these people were asking for help. But rescue crews said that they were unable
to go out, given the current weather conditions. So, unfortunately, a lot of people were left
waiting for help. And as soon as the weather cleared, officials
said they could go out and help. And most of them went out as the eye passed
through Grand Bahama. So some people were able to be rescued, but
many are still waiting for help. JUDY WOODRUFF: What about infrastructure there? Danica, you mentioned it’s, what — you said
zero to 15 feet above sea level. How prepared are they to deal with any storm
and in particular a storm like this one that’s just sitting there? DANICA COTO: Well, the Bahamas is pretty used
to major storms. From 2015 to 2017, they were hit by three
Category 4 storms consecutively in those years. The homes are built to withstand 150 mile-per-hour
winds. But Dorian was no match. Dorian was carrying 185 mile-per-hour winds,
with gusts of up to 220 mile-per-hour winds, when it hit the Abaco Islands on Sunday. JUDY WOODRUFF: But we don’t know yet, is what
you’re saying, the extent of the destruction. DANICA COTO: Correct. Officials say they are still unable to go
to the Abaco Islands, which was hit on Sunday. And so the earliest they would be able to
go in to help these communities and the nearby keys would be around 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday. But a lot remains unknown, given that the
storm has basically parked itself over the Grand Bahama and the Abaco Islands for two
days. JUDY WOODRUFF: Is it known how many people
were able actually to leave the Bahamas? I’m assuming not that many before the storm
hit. DANICA COTO: A lot of people sought shelter,
but legislators have said that many remained in the tiny keys around Abaco Island and Grand
Bahama. And they’re talking about creating legislation
to be able to enforce mandatory evacuations. JUDY WOODRUFF: But in order to do that, people
have to have the — they have to be able to afford to get on a boat or an airplane. DANICA COTO: Correct. They provide the transportation for many of
these people. And it was even up to 11:00 a.m. on Sunday,
which was the last bus leaving for shelters. And, even then, a couple of shelters in Grand
Bahama today were reporting problems with flooding. Our local reporters were saying that children
were sitting on the laps of adults as floodwaters began to rise in at least two shelters. Some people are describing the airport in
Freeport, which is in Grand Bahama. They say it looks like an ocean. A lot of areas are completely underwater. People are in the second floors of their homes. Bahama they say it looks like an ocean. A lot of areas are completely underwater. People are on the second floors of their homes
filming videos with waters rising. JUDY WOODRUFF: Well, it’s a terrible situation. And, of course, we’re all waiting to see what
more is learned. Danica Coto with the Associated Press, thank
you, Danica. DANICA COTO: Thank you very much. JUDY WOODRUFF: In the day’s other news: Four
people died and another 29 are missing and feared dead after a dive boat sank off the
coast of Southern California. The 75-foot vessel caught fire before sinking
near Santa Cruz Island. The Ventura County Fire Department released
photos of the boat engulfed in flames before dawn. All five crew members survived by jumping
into the water. But the U.S. Coast Guard is still combing
the site, looking for missing passengers. CAPT. MONICA ROCHESTER, U.S. Coast Guard: Presently,
the Coast Guard is — has full efforts in a response posture right now. We are currently still in the response phase. Right now, they are conducting shoreline searches
for any available survivors. JUDY WOODRUFF: It’s still unclear what caused
the fire. Federal transportation authorities have sent
a team to the scene to investigate. Authorities in Odessa, Texas, say the gunman
who killed seven in a mass shooting this weekend was fired from his job on the day of the attack. The shooter wounded at least 22 people before
he was killed by police. Authorities said he made rambling calls to
911 and to the FBI before the attack. CHRISTOPHER COMBS, FBI Special Agent in Charge:
He was on a long spiral of going down. He didn’t wake up Saturday morning and walk
into his company and then it happened. He went to that company in trouble. He’s probably been in trouble for a while,
which is why we have been reaching out. I talked to some of you yesterday about, we
really need the public’s help to reach out to us when they see people in that downward
spiral that may be on that road to violence. JUDY WOODRUFF: We will get a report on the
latest from Odessa later in the program. In Afghanistan, the Taliban claimed responsibility
for a massive explosion that rocked the capital city, Kabul, today, killing at least five
civilians. More than 50 others were wounded. It targeted the heavily secured Green Village
compound that’s home to several aid agencies and international organizations. The attack happened hours after U.S. envoy
Zalmay Khalilzad briefed the Afghan government about a draft peace deal with the Taliban. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson is in
Kabul, and joins us now. Jane, good evening. JANE FERGUSON: Hi, Judy. This is just the latest of a series of escalating
attacks by the Taliban in recent days, designed to keep up pressure on both the United States
and the Afghan government here in Kabul. The timing is very significant. The U.S. special envoy to those peace talks
between the United States government and the Taliban that have been taking place in Qatar,
Zalmay Khalilzad, just arrived this weekend back into Kabul, where he is presenting Afghan
President Ashraf Ghani with the initial details of a proposed agreement between the United
States and the Taliban. It’s believed they’re close to agreeing on
a U.S. drawdown in Afghanistan, but have yet to finalize that agreement. In the meantime, the Taliban have marched
on two major cities in the north of Afghanistan just over the weekend as well. JUDY WOODRUFF: That’s special correspondent
Jane Ferguson reporting from Kabul tonight. Thank you, Jane. In Hong Kong, tens of thousands of students
boycotted their first day of class to join anti-government demonstrations. Their peaceful rallies followed a weekend
of violent clashes with police that resulted in over 150 arrests. Today, high school and college students wore
face masks and school uniforms, as they demanded democratic change and an inquiry into police
conduct. ANDY CHAN, Student (through translator): I
think that secondary school students are part of society, and if we secondary school students
decide to boycott classes, that shows that part of society has already stopped functioning. JUDY WOODRUFF: The mass pro-democracy protests
in the semiautonomous Chinese territory began in June. Police officials have arrested more than 1,000
people since then. Medics in Yemen pulled 88 bodies from a demolished
detention center run by Houthi rebels. The building was targeted yesterday by Saudi-led
coalition airstrikes. In all, the strikes killed over a hundred
people and wounded dozens more. It was the deadliest assault there so far
this year. And the Trump administration said today that
it’s reconsidering its decision to force immigrants with life-threatening illnesses to return
to their home countries. U.S. Immigration and Citizenship Services
abruptly ended the program last month, sparking widespread condemnation from the medical community. The policy had allowed immigrants to avoid
deportation as they or relatives underwent lifesaving medical treatment. Still to come on the “NewsHour”: former Secretary
of Defense James Mattis speaks about his decades of service in the Marines and why he’s unwilling
to answer questions about President Trump; an update from Odessa, Texas, after a gunman
kills at least seven in deadly drive-by shootings; protesters in the U.K. angry over the prospect
of leaving the European Union without a deal; and much more. Now to my interview with former Secretary
of Defense retired Marine Corps General James Mattis. He resigned in protest just before Christmas
last year after President Trump announced that he would pull American forces out of
Syria. The U.S. and its allies were trying to finish
off the remnants of the ISIS caliphate, and Mattis wrote in his resignation letter that
he believed Mr. Trump deserved a secretary of defense whose — quote — “views are better
aligned with yours.” The decorated Marine served more than four
decades in uniform, including commands in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He left the Corps in 2013 after a tumultuous
turn running U.S. Central Command under President Obama. Secretary Mattis has written a new book, “Call
Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead.” And I sat down with him this morning in New
York City. Former Secretary James Mattis, thank you very
much for talking with us. JAMES MATTIS, Former U.S. Secretary of Defense:
Yes, it’s a pleasure to be here this morning. JUDY WOODRUFF: So, the book is “Call Sign
Chaos.” It’s about your 40 years in the Marines. It’s also about your philosophy of leadership. And there’s a lot of advice in here with regard
to leadership. What does it boil down to? JAMES MATTIS: Well, I think leadership has
some enduring qualities, whether you’re leading a parish, or you’re leading a school district,
you’re leading a business, or you’re in the military or politics. George Washington, the father of our country,
I think, put it very well, how you have to listen, learn, help, and then lead. That was his approach. And it’s one that served me well. JUDY WOODRUFF: The book is full of so many
stories of your life, among other things, how you thought the troops and the people
out on the front lines were not being listened to by people in Washington. And one of those examples was in 2001, when
you thought Osama bin Laden, you had him cornered, in essence, in Afghanistan, but then the Bush
administration, in effect, pulled the rug out from under you. JAMES MATTIS: The Marine Corps required you
to read a lot of history. And when our intelligence services said that
they believed Osama bin Laden was in one of two valleys in an area up near Tora Bora,
having studied the Geronimo Campaign, and how you could put in outposts that would cut
him off, I pressed very hard to move against him. The challenge we face — and you’re right
to bring it up the way you did, Judy — is, oftentimes, we have 19- and 25-year-olds out
there giving 100 percent, rigorously learning their jobs and carrying them out, but I’m
not sure we have been as rigorous in setting policy. And this isn’t about Republicans or Democrats
or partisan. This goes across party lines. It even goes throughout the Western democracies
right now that seem to be stumbling in protection of democratic values and what we all stand
for. JUDY WOODRUFF: I want to ask you about a few
issues touching on American leadership today, and start with Russia. You write at the end of the book especially
about the critical importance of alliances, of America’s allies. Is it a good or a bad idea to let Russia back
into the G7, which is what the president has suggested? JAMES MATTIS: Let me answer that in two ways,
Judy. First, I believe that, when someone departs
an administration over policy differences, you have what the French call a duty of reserve,
a devoir de reserve. I don’t want to, on the outside, be making
it more difficult for our secretary of defense, secretary of state and president who have
to deal with this very complex world. There will be a time when it’s right for me
to come out on strategy and policy disagreements. But I was clear in my letter of resignation
that I believed in having alliances and staying true to alliances. And I think that, as we look at the importance
of alliances, this is critical that we work with our allies. For example, when this town was attacked on
9/11, I was joined on the battlefield very quickly by troops from Canada and the United
Kingdom, Norway and Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Jordan, and Turkey, not because their
city had been attacked, because we had been attacked. So we need to hold our allies close. In this world, if you study history, nations
with allies thrive, and nations without allies wither. And that’s a reality. JUDY WOODRUFF: And what about Russia joining
— joining the G7? JAMES MATTIS: Yes, I think I maintain my quiet
right now. I don’t want to speak to things that I’m no
longer responsible for. JUDY WOODRUFF: Saudi Arabia. Given what we know about the murder of journalists
Jamal Khashoggi, is it in the long-term interests of the U.S. to be working with Crown Prince
Mohammed bin Salman? JAMES MATTIS: I think what we have to look,
and what my book is written about is the lessons I learned about, how do you lead? And part of this is, at times, you have to
work with countries that you don’t share everything in common with. No doubt about that. But when you get into current policies and
that sort of — that sort of subject, the reason I want to keep quiet right now is,
we have troops all around the world engaged in operations. We have diplomats all around the world engaged
in very sensitive negotiations. And for a former sitting secretary of defense
to come out with criticism, especially when I’m not completely current — I don’t know
all the back-channel things that are going on — I think it’s unhelpful, especially when
I’m contributing to political assessments at a time when it’s — the political discussions
in this country are so corrosive. I think it is better that we all — at least
the majority of us learn how to roll up our sleeves and listen to each other, work together,
and try to support sound policies that answer the question you just asked. JUDY WOODRUFF: I hear what you’re saying,
Secretary Mattis, but your book is full of references to decisions made for ethical reasons. This is an ethical decision, is it not, given
what Mohammed bin Salman is accused of? JAMES MATTIS: I believe it would be an ethical
decision about working with him. I think you can separate that decision from
working with Saudi Arabia. And that’s difficult to do. But this is sometimes the case that those
in positions of authority, they have to make accommodations to things, where you take the
least of two bad options. JUDY WOODRUFF: North Korea. President Trump has praised Kim Jong-un as
a great leader with — quote — “a beautiful vision” and that, due to the president’s personal
diplomacy, he says he’s changed his behavior. How do you assess Kim Jong-un and the success
at this point of U.S. policy with North Korea? JAMES MATTIS: I’m going to frustrate you here,
Judy, because I don’t believe that, now in the cheap seats, is what I would call myself,
that I’m going to engage in political assessments of something like that. There will come a point where I want to talk
about strategy and policy. It’s not yet. But there will come a time. JUDY WOODRUFF: But, as you know, the election
coming up in November of next year, Americans are going to be making a very important decision
about in whom to place enormous decision-making power over the future of this country and
the world. Are you saying you don’t think it’s your responsibility
to speak up before the election? JAMES MATTIS: That’s exactly what I’m saying. I come from the Department of Defense. And this isn’t just about me. Secretary Ash Carter, the secretary of defense
under President Obama, made very clear that the defense of this country is a nonpartisan
issue. And that was our area of expertise. He studiously avoided political statements. And that — so, this is not just me trying
to be protective of the administration that I just left over policy differences, I might
add. This is a standing tradition of the American
military and the American defense establishment that goes back to century now. And in the current corrosive political debates,
it can get submerged, where everybody thinks it’s all about political assessments all the
time. That doesn’t have to be the case when it comes
to the U.S. military. They protect the experiment. And it’s pretty a raucous experiment right
now. JUDY WOODRUFF: But you also served as the
secretary of defense, a Cabinet position… JAMES MATTIS: Right. JUDY WOODRUFF: … in the government with
immense responsibility. And I just want to ask you some more about
that, because you spent a lot of time with the editor of “The Atlantic,” Jeffrey Goldberg. He did — wrote a very thoughtful piece for
them. He talked to a number of your associates. They have talked to you about President Trump,
that they believe what you believe about him is that he is a man of limited cognitive ability
and of generally dubious character. JAMES MATTIS: Number one, I never said that. And I’m not going to comment on who might
have said it. But I wouldn’t tolerate, when I was on active
duty or as secretary defense, any condemnation or characterization like that of any elected
commander in chief. JUDY WOODRUFF: So, to those who would — and
some are writing this right now — who say that you have a responsibility, because you
have worked so closely with this president, to speak candidly about what you have seen? And some of them are saying, you’re trying
to have it both ways, that you both enjoyed this position of enormous influence inside
the administration, but now you’re out, you don’t have that responsibility anymore, and
you’re not speaking to the American people about what you know. And allies of this country could be asking
the same question. JAMES MATTIS: Well, I — frankly, I determine
my own responsibilities. And I have lived what I believed is a responsible
life. The area of expertise that I had had to do
with the protection of this experiment that you and I call America. It’s the protection of it. And, at times, it’s very raucous. But I also have a lot of confidence in the
American people that they can select who they think is the best president, without me coming
in from the outside on a — as a defense official, whether active or former or whatever, and
start sounding like I’m the one who is able to evaluate those who have the toughest job
in the world. JUDY WOODRUFF: Are you confident this is a
president who can be trusted with the nuclear codes, a fateful responsibility? JAMES MATTIS: Yes. JUDY WOODRUFF: You want to expand on that,
why you believe that? JAMES MATTIS: You know, the responsibility
that lies — and that’s a very grave one. I have not heard anything that would indicate
there was some irresponsibility there. The thing is, Judy, that we live in a time
where every word is taken apart. And I realize we have an unusual president,
and he talks openly about many things. But, at the same time, in the privacy of the
office, he has to deal with the reality of competing factors. And I would bring the grim realities of war
into that office. At the same time, political leaders are elected
to try to bring human aspirations to bear, of a better economy, of pulling troops out
of wars. This is the normal — to me, this is the normal
tension between human aspirations and war’s realities, those grim realities. And it’s something that, I like being hard
on the issues. I don’t believe in being hard on the people. JUDY WOODRUFF: If you believed that this president
or any president wasn’t a fit commander in chief, would you say so? JAMES MATTIS: Yes. JUDY WOODRUFF: In other words, you think he’s
fit? JAMES MATTIS: No, I’m not saying that. I don’t make political assessments one way
or the other. I come from the Defense Department. We protect this experiment in democracy. We don’t make assessments of the people’s
choice to serve as the elected commander in chief. JUDY WOODRUFF: Former Secretary of Defense
James Mattis, thank you very much for talking with us. JAMES MATTIS: You’re welcome, Judy. Thank you. JUDY WOODRUFF: The weekend shooting rampage
in West Texas has left two more American communities in mourning. Seven people were killed in Odessa and nearby
Midland on Saturday, and another 22 people were wounded, including a 17-month-old girl. It came after state troopers stopped the alleged
shooter for driving his car erratically. He shot one of the troopers and then sped
away, firing at people randomly. William Brangham gets an update. WILLIAM BRANGHAM: Judy, there was an emotional
vigil last night for victims of the shooting. The gunman’s motive is still unknown. He was apparently fired from his job just
before the traffic stop that started the shootings. This, of course, all comes less than a month
since the massacre at the Walmart in El Paso that killed 22 people. Mitch Borden of Marfa Public Radio joins me
from Midland via Skype. Mitch, thank you very much for doing this. Could you just tell me, first off, what we
know about the seven victims who were killed in this rampage? MITCH BORDEN, Marfa Public Radio: We know
they ranged in age by quite a bit, the youngest being 15 and the oldest being 57. The youngest was a high school student, a
sophomore at a local Odessa high school. And other than that, information is coming
out slowly about the victims. There are fund-raisers. But, so far, at least from what I have seen,
they haven’t released a complete list of the names of the dead. WILLIAM BRANGHAM: And this is such a strange
type of mass shooting, where it’s going sort of between these two cities from location
to location. How are the two communities of Midland and
Odessa doing, grappling with all of this? MITCH BORDEN: Just to clear things up, the
traffic stop probably started in Midland County, but it mostly took place in Odessa. The shooter never went to the city limits
of Midland. And both communities, I think, are just in
shock. After being at the vigil last night, people
are ready to heal, but people are scared. This happened in so many places, so quickly,
so many people were affected, that, you know, it’s only, what, two days later. Like, people are trying to still just understand
how this happened. WILLIAM BRANGHAM: And Governor Abbott today
said we still don’t know anything about the motive of what drove this man to act this
way. But he did say something, that they found
out something about him failing some background checks for purchasing guns. Can you tell us more about that? MITCH BORDEN: Yes, it does — it did come
out in a presser held earlier today by the — by law enforcement officials that he had
in the past failed a background check. They didn’t release any more information. They also said they didn’t know how he obtained
the assault-style weapon that he used in the shooting. Other than that, we will just have to wait
for them to release more information. WILLIAM BRANGHAM: So this massacre, following
El Paso, also occurs right when a series of new state laws go into effect that would loosen
prior gun regulations in the state of Texas. What are those changes? MITCH BORDEN: There’s a lot. There were eight laws that came into effect
on September 1. But a lot of them make it easier to carry
guns in certain settings, such as houses of worship during a disaster. One increased the amount of school marshals
that can carry a firearm. And at a presser — a presser yesterday, Governor
Abbott addressed a crowd and talked to them about action was needed, but he didn’t specify
what type of action. And when asked about, like, these regulations,
he stated that some of them make situations safer, such as the school one, where school
marshal — more school marshals can be armed. So he didn’t want to really engage on the
idea that maybe these regulations make things unsafe. And, so far, there hasn’t been any more comment
around Odessa on this matter. WILLIAM BRANGHAM: I mean, calls for new gun
control measures always follow these types of shootings. We saw that after El Paso and Dayton, and
we certainly saw it here. And I know former Congressman Beto O’Rourke
was in the region. I know you were with — I take it, with him
earlier today. He has made much of his presidential campaign
based on gun control. He’s called for some very aggressive measures,
like mandatory buybacks of assault-style weapons. Did he talk about that today? And, if so, what is your sense of, how does
that play in Texas to Texas ears? MITCH BORDEN: You know, I — when I saw him,
he was visiting a Labor Day celebration, a potluck at a union hall — or, like, a celebration
put on by unions. And he was just there trying to spread support
from all of West Texas, El Paso. The shooting in El Paso happened less than
30 days ago. And it was just about trying to bring the
communities together. And he also said action needed to be taken. He didn’t go into, like — and during his
speech, he didn’t go into the certain policies, but he did express like, yes, more things
need to be done on a policy level. He wasn’t shy about that. I don’t think he’s usually shy about that. How that will play in Texas, I think Texas
is a red state. I think a lot of people love guns in this
state and are very protective of their Second Amendment rights. At the same time, two mass shootings in less
than 30 days. I think some people do want change. And I think you can get really granular when
you go into what type of change people want. But I think people are getting to their wit’s
end with this violence. WILLIAM BRANGHAM: Mitch Borden of Marfa Public
Radio, thank you very much for your time and for your reporting. MITCH BORDEN: Thank you. JUDY WOODRUFF: Britain has begun a critical
week in the battle over its planned exit from the European Union. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered members
of his governing Conservative Party to back his efforts to secure the best possible Brexit
deal. The state of Britain’s democracy is now under
severe scrutiny, after Johnson obtained the queen’s permission to suspend Parliament,
in an apparent attempt to halt debate over Brexit. As special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports,
that move led to dozens of demonstrations over the weekend. MALCOLM BRABANT: Members of Boris Johnson’s
Cabinet were summoned to his Downing Street residence for an emergency session. He told them he’s optimistic of getting concessions
from Europe, so that Britain can leave on October the 31st with a deal. But his plans are being threatened by an opposition
bill due to be tabled by the Labor leader, Jeremy Corbyn, tomorrow. With demonstrators jeering in the background,
the prime minister urged his party to back him. BORIS JOHNSON, British Prime Minister: But
if there’s one thing that can hold us back in these talks, it is the sense in Brussels
that M.P.s may find some way to cancel the referendum or that, tomorrow, M.P.s will vote
with Jeremy Corbyn for yet another pointless delay. I don’t think they will. I hope that they won’t. But, if they do, they will plainly chop the
legs out from under the U.K. position and make any further negotiation absolutely impossible. MALCOLM BRABANT: The implied threat was that,
if the government fails to defeat the bill in Parliament tomorrow, he will seek a general
election. BORIS JOHNSON: I don’t want an election. You don’t want an election. Let’s get on with the people’s agenda. MALCOLM BRABANT: Johnson spent the weekend
war-gaming with his closest advisers at his official retreat, Chequers, after he decided,
controversially, to suspend Parliament for five weeks. His ultimatum is a response to plans outlined
by Labor’s Brexit spokesman, Sir Keir Starmer. SIR KEIR STARMER, Brexit Spokesperson, Labor
Party: The legislation is simple and straightforward, the purpose of which is to ensure that, if
we get to the 31st of October without a deal, we do not crash out. There’s no mandate from the referendum for
crashing out without a deal, nor is there a mandate from Parliament for that. So, actually, Boris Johnson has no mandate
for this at all. MALCOLM BRABANT: Two opinion polls conducted
in recent days indicate that Boris Johnson is gaining support for his tough stance. Despite the resistance to the suspension of
Parliament, one of those polls suggests that Johnson would win a general election. He’s buoyed by reactions like this from businesswoman
Kindi Kaur, a Conservative supporter. She’s from Gravesend, a district east of London
that voted overwhelmingly for Brexit. KINDI KAUR, Brexit Supporter: I think Boris
has done a fantastic tactical move here to make everyone pull their acts together and
give us a good deal. Otherwise, thank you very much. We’re leaving, whether you like it or not. And we are strong enough to survive this. MALCOLM BRABANT: The shockwaves of Boris Johnson’s
nuclear option to suspend Parliament have reverberated nationwide. There may not have been thousands on the queen’s
doorstep at Windsor Castle, but the symbolism was obvious. PROTESTERS: Stop the coup! Stop the coup! ZOE BINNIE, Protest Organizer: I think this
is a British coup. It’s very polite, it’s very unassuming. And that’s the worst thing. It’s very quiet. They slip things through the door. Before we know, we have accepted things that
we didn’t realize were going to happen. MALCOLM BRABANT: The precise verb to suspend
Parliament is prorogue. The prime minister insists it’s a standard
procedure, leaving ample time for lawmakers to debate Brexit. But protesters don’t believe him. CLAIRE PATON, Teacher: It’s the most vital
time in our recent history, and he’s just shut everybody up. He’s shut everybody out, so he can force through
what the vocal minority of people want, which is a no-deal Brexit. MALCOLM BRABANT: Architect Matthew Taylor
is concerned that Johnson is flouting the conventions of Britain’s unwritten constitution. MATTHEW TAYLOR, Architect: In the past, it’s
relied lots of trust and good faith, a belief that the people in charge are doing the right
thing. But if they switch to not doing it, it’s very
easy to start abusing a system like that, because there aren’t enough checks and balances
in place. MALCOLM BRABANT: Another reason for staging
the protest here. Just opposite the queen’s favorite pad in
Windsor lies Eton. The very name exudes privilege in class-obsessed
Britain. That Ivy-est of Ivy League schools, Eton College,
is where Britain’s royals and upper crust send their heirs to learn about gaining and
using power. It’s produced 20 British prime ministers,
including the latest, Boris Johnson. PROTESTERS: Hey, ho, Boris Johnson has to
go! ANGUS CAMERON, Chairman, Windsor Labor Party:
The idiot that got schooled just down the road has in one or two weeks destroyed everything. We are supposed to be the home place of democracy. OK? No longer. CRAIG MACKINLAY, British Parliament Member:
This has got nothing to do with outrage about democracy. This is all to do with trying to stop Brexit. And it’s not going to work. MALCOLM BRABANT: Craig Mackinlay is a leading
member of a hardcore conservative group of lawmakers? known as the Spartans. They helped depose the previous prime minister,
Theresa May, because they thought she wasn’t tough enough on Brexit. Mackinlay defends Parliament’s suspension
as normal, and applauds Johnson’s push for a better Brexit deal from Europe. CRAIG MACKINLAY: Everybody goes to look at
new houses, new cars. You don’t go into that showroom to buy a new
car and saying, I’m not leaving here until I buy it. If you’re not getting the deal you want, the
price you want and the extras you want, you walk away. So what Prime Minister Johnson has done is
trying to get that no-deal threat back on the table, because only if you have that no-deal
threat, in my view, have you got any chance of getting a deal that would be acceptable. MALCOLM BRABANT: There are fears that a no-deal
Brexit would cause hold ups at ports like Dover. The government has promised there will be
no food shortages. But Matthew Taylor is not convinced. MATTHEW TAYLOR: If anything, civil unrest
is likely to start when there are food shortages and stuff. Only a few months ago, we had people phoning
the police because KFC ran out of chicken. So, if people are going to react like that
about that, their idea of this Blitz spirit, where they all kind of survive on homegrown
vegetables, it’s not going to happen. MALCOLM BRABANT: They’re not starving just
yet, but there’s increasing worry, in picture-postcard Britain, that the country’s destiny is about
to change forever. For the “PBS NewsHour,” I’m Malcolm Brabant
in Eton. JUDY WOODRUFF: From coast to coast, the 2020 presidential candidates celebrated Labor Day. But a weekend of breaking news turned their
attention to guns once again. Lisa Desjardins brings us this campaign update. LISA DESJARDINS: There they were, at work
today, among the crowds and parades charming potential voters. But, listen closely. On this Labor Day, Democratic candidates for
president focused less on jobs and wages, and more on the gun debate, after Odessa,
Texas, became the latest site of a mass shooting on Saturday. Take former Vice President Joe Biden in Iowa. He said the Constitution doesn’t protect semiautomatic
rifles, like the one used in Odessa. JOSEPH BIDEN (D), Presidential Candidate:
Having assault weapons on the street and multi — magazines carrying multiple bullets is
irrational. There is no need for it, and your Second Amendment
rights are in no way violated. LISA DESJARDINS: Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar,singled
out Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell on guns. SEN. AMY KLOBUCHAR (D-MN), Presidential Candidate:
Mitch McConnell is going to have to decide what side he’s on. He’s going to have to explain to the people
of this country why he wouldn’t let that bill that just passed the House come up for a vote. LISA DESJARDINS: And all this follows the
comments from former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke, who used an expletive on CNN Sunday
while reacting to another mass shooting in his home state. BETO O’ROURKE (D), Presidential Candidate:
So, yes, this is (EXPLETIVE DELETED) up. And if we don’t call it out for what it is,
if we’re not able to speak clearly, if we’re not able to act decisively, then we will continue
to have this kind of bloodshed in America. And I cannot accept that. LISA DESJARDINS: In Los Angeles, California
Senator Kamala Harris hit several notes, vowing executive action on guns if Congress doesn’t
act, while commemorating the holiday. SEN. KAMALA HARRIS (D-CA), Presidential Candidate:
We are celebrating the leadership of organized labor that brought all of us, whether you’re
member of a union or not, better conditions, better wages, better benefits. LISA DESJARDINS: Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth
Warren sent out a Labor Day video to her supporters, while, for another candidate, Labor Day was
about their work force. South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg
is expanding in Iowa. PETE BUTTIGIEG (D), Presidential Candidate:
That starts with the folks who are gathered here. And it starts in this, the first of 20 field
offices that we’re going to be opening over the next few days. (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE) LISA DESJARDINS: In the meantime, Vermont
Senator Bernie Sanders focused on New England, stumping in the first-in-the-nation primary
state of New Hampshire. And that brings us to Politics Monday. Our Politics Monday team is back, Amy Walter
of The Cook Political Report and host of public radio’s “Politics With Amy Walter,” and Tamara
Keith from NPR. She also co-hosts “The NPR Politics Podcast.” Multimedia women, thank you for working this
Labor Day. We appreciate it. TAMARA KEITH, National Public Radio: Absolutely. LISA DESJARDINS: Let’s start with unions on
this Labor Day. And, Tam, what do we know about President
Trump’s relationship with unions? He talks a lot about them. Is he keeping those voters right now? TAMARA KEITH: He does talk a lot about them. And what he talks about is how he really identifies
with the rank and file. And he is constantly saying, well, the union
bosses, they don’t like me, but the rank and file, they’re my people. The numbers don’t exactly bear that out. Certainly, some rank and file union members
and union households did support President Trump and no doubt continue to. But he’s really pushing the idea. And his idea, I think, the image in his mind
of a union worker is somebody with a hardhat and a lunch pail who takes a shower at the
end of the day. Now, that isn’t necessarily reflective of
union workers as a whole in America. (CROSSTALK) LISA DESJARDINS: And that’s what I want to
talk to you about, Amy. In your podcast, “Politics With Amy Walter”
from “The Takeaway”… (LAUGHTER) AMY WALTER, The Cook Political Report: Yes. Thank you. LISA DESJARDINS: … you spent the whole episode
last week looking at this. And the face of actual union voters is not
what people think it is. AMY WALTER: Right. I mean, Tam is right that Trump has made inroads
with rank and file members, especially in places that we know are key to the presidential
election, in those battleground states. In Ohio, according to the exit polls, he actually
won union households by 13 points. This is a group of voters that four years
earlier Obama had won by 20. So there is something going on there. He did much better overall with labor voters,
for example — or union households is how exit polls ask that — than Romney did four
years earlier. So, yes, he’s been able to make some inroads. But Tam is also correct that this image of
the hardhat — and, really, we’re talking about a white guy with a hardhat or a white
guy who’s coming out of the mines — doesn’t reflect, I think, where labor currently is
in terms of its membership. It’s becoming much more female-centered. Certainly, for — people of color are much
more significant influence and force within the labor movement than they have been ever
before. And think about where — if you’re looking
to what the most high-profile union-organizing or labor issues have been in the last year
or so, it’s been the teacher strikes, again, a profession that’s heavily female, and the
Fight for 15, this — the organizing of fast food workers for minimum wage of $15 an hour. So, the service industry also very influential. And we know that, in 2018, women were a very
big source of Democratic votes and energy. And I think we should be looking also to those
women who are part of labor as a another piece of this. One more thing about the labor makeup that’s
interesting, I think part of the reason that Joe Biden has done as well — or doing as
well in the Democratic primary is that he’s seen as the candidate, the one candidate who
can win back those guys with lunch pails and hardhats in Pennsylvania, in Michigan, in
Ohio. And that has, I think, helped submit his front-runner
status. TAMARA KEITH: And he obviously pushes that
image, that sort of Scranton Joe, middle-class Joe. AMY WALTER: Yes, absolutely. Absolutely, TAMARA KEITH: Like, he really — that is part
of his pitch. AMY WALTER: That’s right. TAMARA KEITH: And, in part, that pitch isn’t
just to white voters who fit the image. He’s also pitching that to voters of color
who just want to beat President Trump. LISA DESJARDINS: That’s right. He’s saying: This is how we can win. I can get these voters. AMY WALTER: That’s right. TAMARA KEITH: Yes. LISA DESJARDINS: Another way that Democrats
are hoping to get attention and energize at least their base, maybe some suburban women
voters, is the issue of guns. We are here yet again on another Monday after
another weekend with more gun deaths in this country. Tam, where exactly do you think the White
House really is on wanting to get legislation through Congress of any kind? TAMARA KEITH: In part, I think the White House
is still trying to figure that out. I know that they — and I have spoken to people
who’ve been in meetings. The White House at a staff level has been
having meetings with gun rights people, but also with victims families and other advocates,
staff of members of Congress from both sides of the aisle. But what they think they can actually do,
what they think the president will actually get behind, that’s not clear. It’s — there’s sort of a disconnect right
now between the president and the staff, and sort of a disconnect between the president
from one moment to the next. And what I mean by that is, he keep saying
different things that are seemingly quite contradictory, saying, well, we do want to
do background checks, but then saying, except, you know, background checks wouldn’t have
prevented any of the recent shootings, so I guess maybe, well, we need to protect the
Second Amendment. It’s not clear exactly where he stands. The issue right now is that the White House
keeps saying, we need to know what is politically feasible. We need to know what can pass Congress. You talk to people over in Congress, and they
say, we need to know what the president would actually support. LISA DESJARDINS: Amy, yes. AMY WALTER: Doesn’t that sound familiar? (LAUGHTER) AMY WALTER: It feels like we have this conversation
a lot. The interesting element here, too, is what’s
happening on the Democratic side. And when we have talked to before about, this
is a really unique period of time where you have all the Democratic candidates running
for president pretty much united around the issue of guns, that’s brand-new. But now you see somebody like Beto O’Rourke
from Texas, who has retooled his campaign since the El Paso shooting, and is running
essentially on the issue of gun control, moving even farther than we have heard previous Democratic
candidates on issues like having buybacks for assault weapons. Will this become part of the debate? He’s no longer in Congress, but are there
other members of Congress who will say, huh, maybe we should put that into the mix, too? That’s probably — that is certainly too far
for Republicans. The question is, will it be too far for many
Democrats too? LISA DESJARDINS: This is a good transition
to another thing we have seen in the last week, which is more retirements from Congress,
especially by Republicans. I believe we’re at around 11 right now. I know it’s still early, but lightning round,
ladies. Are we going to see another record year retirements
from Congress, or no? TAMARA KEITH: Well, what I will say is that
some of these retirements are based on personal factors. Other retirements appear to be based on, well,
it’s just not that fun to be in the minority. AMY WALTER: Yes, that is absolutely true. I think we will know if there will be another
slew of retirements. There’s a special election in North Carolina
in a very Republican district on September 10, next week, right? TAMARA KEITH: Yes. AMY WALTER: That’s next week. (CROSSTALK) TAMARA KEITH: Already. AMY WALTER: I know. It feels like it’s already coming up on it. I think, should Democrats win there, that
would be another alarm bell and a real worry spot for Republicans, maybe another incentive
to pack it in. LISA DESJARDINS: Amy Walter, Tamara Keith,
thank you. Enjoy the rest of your holiday. TAMARA KEITH: You’re welcome. AMY WALTER: Thank you. You too. JUDY WOODRUFF: And we thank Amy, Lisa, and
Tam for coming in on this Labor Day. And that’s the “NewsHour” for this day. I’m Judy Woodruff. Thank you, and we’ll see you soon.

Project Hope Ships Medical Supplies To Bahamas | Morning Joe | MSNBC


PROVIDING AID TO AREAS ON>>>HURRICANE DORIAN’S DEATH>>>HURRICANE DORIAN’S DEATH TOLL HAS RISEN TO AT LEAST 44 IN TOLL HAS RISEN TO AT LEAST 44 IN THE BAHAMAS, AND THAT NUMBER IS THE BAHAMAS, AND THAT NUMBER IS FEARED TO DRAMATICALLY INCREASE. FEARED TO DRAMATICALLY INCREASE. THE CATASTROPHIC CATEGORY FIVE THE CATASTROPHIC CATEGORY FIVE STORM DECIMATED THE ISLANDS LAST STORM DECIMATED THE ISLANDS LAST WEEK LEAVING THOUSANDS WITHOUT WEEK LEAVING THOUSANDS WITHOUT HOMES. HOMES. ACCORDING TO THE “NEW YORK ACCORDING TO THE “NEW YORK TIMES,” THE BAHAMIAN SECURITY TIMES,” THE BAHAMIAN SECURITY FORCES ARE STILL RESPONDING TO FORCES ARE STILL RESPONDING TO REPORTS OF MISSING AND TRAPPED REPORTS OF MISSING AND TRAPPED PEOPLE. PEOPLE. AND TEAMS OF FORENSIC AND TEAMS OF FORENSIC INVESTIGATORS ARE STILL COMBING INVESTIGATORS ARE STILL COMBING THROUGH THE STORM DEBRIS. THROUGH THE STORM DEBRIS. YESTERDAY, DELTA AIR LINES YESTERDAY, DELTA AIR LINES BROUGHT IN 5,000 POUNDS OF BROUGHT IN 5,000 POUNDS OF RELIEF AID TO THE BAHAMAS. RELIEF AID TO THE BAHAMAS. THE AIRLINE ALSO PLANNED TO HELP THE AIRLINE ALSO PLANNED TO HELP EVACUATE HUNDREDS OF HAITIAN EVACUATE HUNDREDS OF HAITIAN REFUGEES ON TWO FLIGHTS, BUT DUE REFUGEES ON TWO FLIGHTS, BUT DUE TO OPERATIONAL CHALLENGES, IT TO OPERATIONAL CHALLENGES, IT WAS ONLY ABLE TO SEND ONE. WAS ONLY ABLE TO SEND ONE. THE AIRLINE SAID MOREAU FLIGHTS THE AIRLINE SAID MOREAU FLIGHTS ARE PLANNED FOR TODAY. ARE PLANNED FOR TODAY. JOINING US NOW, “MORNING JOE” JOINING US NOW, “MORNING JOE” CONTRIBUTOR DR. DAVE CAMPBELL CONTRIBUTOR DR. DAVE CAMPBELL WHO IS JUST BACK FROM THE WHO IS JUST BACK FROM THE BAHAMAS. BAHAMAS. A LOT OF WHAT YOU SAW, DR. DAVE, A LOT OF WHAT YOU SAW, DR. DAVE, I’M WONDER IF YOU’RE HEARING I’M WONDER IF YOU’RE HEARING REFLECTIONS OF THIS NOW AS DAYS REFLECTIONS OF THIS NOW AS DAYS GO BY, RESIDENTS WORRIED THAT AS GO BY, RESIDENTS WORRIED THAT AS TIME GOES BY THINGS ARE GOING TO TIME GOES BY THINGS ARE GOING TO GET SO MUCH WORSE FOR THEM GET SO MUCH WORSE FOR THEM BECAUSE THERE’S NOT ACCESS TO BECAUSE THERE’S NOT ACCESS TO HELP PEOPLE WHO ARE STRANDED. HELP PEOPLE WHO ARE STRANDED.>>IT’S A COMPLEX PROBLEM, MIKA.>>IT’S A COMPLEX PROBLEM, MIKA. THE ISLAND IS SURROUNDED BY THE ISLAND IS SURROUNDED BY WATER. WATER. THERE ARE LOTS OF SMALL THERE ARE LOTS OF SMALL SETTLEMENTS ON ABACO ISLAND IN SETTLEMENTS ON ABACO ISLAND IN PARTICULAR, BUT IF YOU LOOK AT PARTICULAR, BUT IF YOU LOOK AT BOTH GRAND BAHAMA AND ABACO BOTH GRAND BAHAMA AND ABACO ISLAND AND ALL THE LITTLE ISLAND AND ALL THE LITTLE ISLANDS SURROUNDING IT, THERE ISLANDS SURROUNDING IT, THERE MAY BE UP TO 70,000 PEOPLE THAT MAY BE UP TO 70,000 PEOPLE THAT ARE WITHOUT SHELTER OR HOMES. ARE WITHOUT SHELTER OR HOMES. AND THE DEATH TOLL WILL AND THE DEATH TOLL WILL CERTAINLY RISE. CERTAINLY RISE. THE BAHAMIAN GOVERNMENT IS THE BAHAMIAN GOVERNMENT IS SIMPLY STATING THAT THEIR SIMPLY STATING THAT THEIR CONCENTRATION NOW SON RECOVERY CONCENTRATION NOW SON RECOVERY AND PROVIDING AID, NOT KEEPING AND PROVIDING AID, NOT KEEPING UP WITH THE DEATH TOLL. UP WITH THE DEATH TOLL.>>SO IF YOU LOOK AT THESE>>SO IF YOU LOOK AT THESE PICTURES OVERHEAD AND, YOU KNOW, PICTURES OVERHEAD AND, YOU KNOW, YOU AND I BOTH, WE BOTH SPENT YOU AND I BOTH, WE BOTH SPENT DECADES IN FLORIDA, EVEN AN DECADES IN FLORIDA, EVEN AN UNTRAINED EYE CAN TELL THERE UNTRAINED EYE CAN TELL THERE JUST ISN’T SHELTER ON THAT JUST ISN’T SHELTER ON THAT ISLAND. ISLAND. THERE ISN’T MUCH SHELTER ON THAT THERE ISN’T MUCH SHELTER ON THAT ISLAND. ISLAND. WHAT IS PROJECT HOPE DOING? WHAT IS PROJECT HOPE DOING? WHAT ARE OTHER RELIEF AGENCIES WHAT ARE OTHER RELIEF AGENCIES DOING TO PROVIDE BASIC DOING TO PROVIDE BASIC SUSTENANCE TO THE PEOPLE WHO SUSTENANCE TO THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE SUFFERED IN THIS STORM? HAVE SUFFERED IN THIS STORM? AND DO THEY EXPECT IT TO EVEN AND DO THEY EXPECT IT TO EVEN GET WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER? GET WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER?>>YEAH, JOE, THEY — THEY AND>>YEAH, JOE, THEY — THEY AND DOZENS OF OTHER NONGOVERNMENTAL DOZENS OF OTHER NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS ARE DOING THEIR ORGANIZATIONS ARE DOING THEIR WORK EVERY SINGLE DAY SHIPPING WORK EVERY SINGLE DAY SHIPPING BARGES OF MEDICAL SUPPLIES, BARGES OF MEDICAL SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT, FOOD, SHELTER, EQUIPMENT, FOOD, SHELTER, PROVISIONAL SHELTER AND WATER PROVISIONAL SHELTER AND WATER OVER TO PARTICULARLY MARSH OVER TO PARTICULARLY MARSH HARBOUR, WHICH IS THE EPICENTER, HARBOUR, WHICH IS THE EPICENTER, FROM WHAT I CAN TELL, OF THE FROM WHAT I CAN TELL, OF THE BRUNT OF THE HURRICANE DORIAN. BRUNT OF THE HURRICANE DORIAN. SO LOTS OF THINGS ARE HAPPENING SO LOTS OF THINGS ARE HAPPENING SIMULTANEOUSLY. SIMULTANEOUSLY. THERE’S NO FUEL. THERE’S NO FUEL. SO WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE CARS ON SO WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE CARS ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD, THE FIRST THE SIDE OF THE ROAD, THE FIRST ROUND OF CARS WERE THOSE THAT ROUND OF CARS WERE THOSE THAT WERE FLOODED. WERE FLOODED. THE SECOND ROUND OF CARS PARKED THE SECOND ROUND OF CARS PARKED ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD, THEY’VE ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD, THEY’VE RUN OUT OF GAS. RUN OUT OF GAS.>>WE’VE HEARD — WE’VE HEARD>>WE’VE HEARD — WE’VE HEARD SOME SAD STORIES, WE WERE SOME SAD STORIES, WE WERE VISITING A CHURCH YESTERDAY AND VISITING A CHURCH YESTERDAY AND HEARING ABOUT THEIR RELIEF HEARING ABOUT THEIR RELIEF EFFORTS ACROSS THE BAHAMAS. EFFORTS ACROSS THE BAHAMAS. YOU KNOW THIS AREA VERY WELL. YOU KNOW THIS AREA VERY WELL. YOU OBVIOUSLY WENT OVER TO THIS YOU OBVIOUSLY WENT OVER TO THIS AREA. AREA. WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST CONCERN WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST CONCERN TODAY? TODAY?>>TODAY IT IS BOTH SECURITY AS>>TODAY IT IS BOTH SECURITY AS WELL AS PREVENTING THOSE THAT WELL AS PREVENTING THOSE THAT ARE INJURED FROM DEVELOPING ARE INJURED FROM DEVELOPING FURTHER HEALTH PROBLEMS JUST FURTHER HEALTH PROBLEMS JUST BECAUSE THEY DON’T HAVE ACCESS BECAUSE THEY DON’T HAVE ACCESS TO ELECTRICITY, TO PROBLEM TO ELECTRICITY, TO PROBLEM MEDICINES, TO IV FLUIDS, TO MEDICINES, TO IV FLUIDS, TO ANTIBIOTICS. ANTIBIOTICS. THAT’S WHERE PROJECT HOPE, THAT’S WHERE PROJECT HOPE, RUBICON, THEY’RE BRINGING IN TO RUBICON, THEY’RE BRINGING IN TO THE MARSH HOSPITAL THAT’S THE MARSH HOSPITAL THAT’S SURROUNDED BY HUNDREDS AND SURROUNDED BY HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WHO NEED HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WHO NEED HEALTH CARE, THEY NEED SUPPLIES HEALTH CARE, THEY NEED SUPPLIES AND THEY NEED MONEY. AND THEY NEED MONEY.>>AND THOSE ARE EXACTLY THE>>AND THOSE ARE EXACTLY THE ORGANIZATIONS THAT CAN GET THE

Pompeo on disaster relief in Bahamas, peace talks with the Taliban


>>Chris: DAVID SPUN REPORTING FROM THE WHITE HOUSE, THANK YOU. JOINING US NOT TO DISCUSS ALL OF THIS AND MORE, SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO. WELCOME BACK TO FOX OR SUNDAY.>>Secretary Pompeo: IT’S GREAT TO BE BACK ON, THANKS FOR HAVING ME ON THE SHOW THIS MORNING.>>Chris: LET’S START WITH THE PRESIDENT ‘S TWEET LATE LAST NIGHT THAT HE HAS CALLED OFF THE MEETING, CANCELED THE MEETING WITH THE TALIBAN THAT WAS TO BE HELD AT CAMP DAVID TODAY, A SECRET MEETING, THAT HE HAS CALLED OFF ALL PEACE TALKS, NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE TALIBAN. WHERE DOES THAT LEAVE THE PLAN TO BEGIN TO PULL U.S. TROOPS OUT OF AFGHANISTAN?>>Secretary Pompeo: CHRIS, REMEMBER THE PRINCIPLES, PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS MADE CLEAR HE WANTS TO REDUCE RISKS TO AMERICANS. IF YOU SHOW THE PICTURES LAST NIGHT FROM THE DIGNIFIED TRANSFER, THE REMAINS OF SERGEANT FIRST CLASS, I WAS OUT THERE WITH HIS FAMILY. IT’S A REMINDER TO ALL OF US THE ENORMOUS COST AND SACRIFICE THESE HEROES MAKE FOR US EACH AND EVERY DAY. PRESIDENT TRUMP IS TRYING TO REDUCE THAT RISK. AT THE SAME TIME, IS COMMITTED TO MAKING SURE WE REDUCE THE RISK THAT TERROR SHOULD EVER STRIKE THE UNITED STATES FROM AFGHANISTAN AGAIN SO WE’VE BEEN WORKING FOR MONTHS FOR PEACE AND RECONCILIATION DEAL. WE’VE BEEN WORKING WITH THE AFGHAN GOVERNMENT, WORKING WITH OTHER AFGHAN LEADERS, WORKING WITH THE TALIBAN TO TRY AND REDUCE THE LEVEL OF VIOLENCE TO COMMENCE — YOU WOULD KNOW THIS WELL, TRYING TO GET THE AFGHANS TO TALK TO EACH OTHER, BASIC IDEA FOR ALMOST TWO DECADES NOW AND WE HAVE THE TALIBAN’S COMMITMENT TO DO THAT. WE HAVE A COMMITMENT BREAK FROM AL QAEDA PUBLICLY AND THEY WOULD HONESTLY HAVE TO DELIVER ON THAT COMMITMENT. SO WE’VE MADE REAL PROGRESS, BUT IN THE END, THE TALIBAN OVERREACHED. THEY FORGOT THAT AMERICA IS ALWAYS GOING TO PROTECT — THE COMMANDER RESOLUTE SUPPORT AND THE NATO FORCES THERE ARE STILL AT THIS HEART. KILLED OVER A THOUSAND TALIBAN JUST IN THE LAST TEN DAYS. WHILE THIS ISN’T A WAR OF ATTRITION, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE SHOULD KNOW WHO WILL CONTINUE TO APPLY THE APPROPRIATE PRESSURE TO MAKE SURE WE ARE NEVER STRUCK WITH TERROR AGAIN FROM AFGHANISTAN.>>Chris: ARE THE TALKS AND ARE DEAD AND WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO RESTART THEM?>>Secretary Pompeo: FOR THE TIME BEING THEY ARE. WE’VE RECALLED THE AMBASSADOR TO COME BACK TO WASHINGTON SO THAT WE CAN BEGIN TO THINK THROUGH HOW WE WOULD CHART THE PATH FORWARD AND I THINK — ALTHOUGH THE PRESIDENT HASN’T MADE A FINAL DECISION, WHAT THEY DID HERE WAS THEY TRIED TO USE TERROR TO IMPROVE THEIR NEGOTIATING POSITION AND I THINK ANYONE WHO WAS OBSERVED PRESIDENT TRUMP KNOWS WHETHER IT WAS IN HANOI WITH NORTH KOREA OR WHETHER IT’S BEEN AND HOW WE RESPONDED WHEN THE CHINESE RENEGED ON THEIR COMMITMENT TO THE TRADE DEAL, IN THE COURSE OF CONVERSATION BUT WE ARE TRYING TO IMPROVE BOTH TEAM’S OUTCOMES THROUGH A NEGOTIATED SOLUTION. IF THE OTHER TEAM COMMITS AN ACT THAT’S INCONSISTENT, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS NOT GOING TO TAKE THAT DEAL. HE’S NOT GOING TO TAKE A BAD DEAL. WE’RE LOOKING FOR MORE THAN WORDS ON PAPER. WERE LOOKING FOR REAL COMMITMENT AND THE TALIBAN DEMONSTRATED THAT EITHER THEY WEREN’T WILLING TO WORK COULDN’T LIVE UP TO THE COMMITMENT THEY NEEDED TO MAKE TO REDUCE VIOLENCE THERE.>>Chris: ‘S OF THE TALKS ARE OFTEN DEFINITELY?>>Secretary Pompeo: I HOPE WE GET THEM STARTED BACK. IT WILL ULTIMATELY BE UP TO THE TALIBAN BURIED THEY HAVE GOT TO DEMONSTRATE THAT THEY ARE PREPARED TO DO THE THINGS THAT WE ASK THEM TO DO IN THE COURSE OF THE NEGOTIATION.>>Chris: BUT THE TALIBAN, AS DAVID JUST REPORTED, HAS JUST COME OUT OF OUT OF THE ST COME OUT OF OUT OF THE SM COME OUT OF OUT OF THE S->>Secretary Pompeo: A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE — THOSE WORDS — COOLER HEADS I HOPE WILL PREVAIL. I DIDN’T SEE THE FULL STATEMENT, I DON’T KNOW ITS CONTEXT, I DON’T KNOW PRECISELY ISSUED IT. THE TALIBAN IS NOT MONOLITHIC.>>Chris: LET ME JUST — THEY SAID AMERICANS WILL SUFFER MORE THAN ANYONE ELSE AND THAT THIS WILL RESULT IN THE DEATH OF MORE AMERICAN TROOPS.>>Secretary Pompeo: I HOPE THAT’S NOT THE CASE. WE DON’T WANT ANY LOSS OF AMERICAN LIFE. KNOW THIS, KNOW THAT OUR DEPARTMENT DEFENDS — GENERAL MILLER HAVE THE FULL AUTHORITY TO DO WITH A NEED TO DO TO PROTECT AMERICAN SOLDIERS, SAILORS, AIR FORCE FOLKS WORKING THE AREA AND DO EVERYTHING THEY NEED TO DO TO PREVENT A TERROR ATTACK FROM EVER COMING BACK TO THE UNITED STATES AS IT DID NOW ALMOST 18 YEARS AGO.>>Chris: I WANT TO GET TO THE BIGGER QUESTION. WHO THOUGHT IT WAS A GOOD IDEA FOR THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES — YOU HAD AN AGREEMENT IN PRINCIPLE ALREADY, YOU’RE ON FIVE WITH TALIBAN LEADERS, FINE, WHO THOUGHT IT WAS A GOOD IDEA FOR THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TO MEET WITH TALIBAN LEADERS WHO HAVE THE BLOOD OF THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS ON THEIR HANDS JUST THREE DAYS BEFORE 9/11?>>Secretary Pompeo: WE KNOW THE HISTORY OF CAMP DAVID. WE REFLECTED ON THAT AS WE WERE THINKING ABOUT HOW TO DELIVER FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. SO AS WE CONSIDER THE RIGHT PATH FORWARD — YOUR POINT ABOUT AN AGREEMENT IMPOSSIBLE, I THINK THAT’S TRUE. STILL LOTS OF IMPLEMENTATION ISSUES, LOTS OF TECHNICAL ISSUES THAT NEEDED TO BE WORKED ON EVEN THOUGH WE’VE BEEN DOING THIS FOR MONTHS, PRESIDENT TRUMP ULTIMATELY MADE THE DECISION — HE SAID I WANT TO TALK TO THE PRESIDENT. I WANT TO TALK TO THE TALIBAN NEGOTIATORS. I WANT TO LOOK THEM IN THE EYE, I WANT TO SEE IF WE CAN GET TO THE FINAL OUTCOME THAT WE NEEDED SO THAT WE COULD SIGNOFF A DEAL, SO WE FOUND THAT ARRANGEMENT ACCEPTABLE, THAT THE VERIFICATION WAS ADEQUATE AND WE CONCLUDED THIS WAS A PERFECTLY APPROPRIATE PLACE. YOU KNOW THE HISTORY OF CAMP DAVID. LOTS OF BAD FOLKS HAVE COME THROUGH THAT PLACE, THERE HAVE BEEN LOTS OF PEACE NEGOTIATIONS TAKING PLACE. IT’S ALL MOST ALWAYS THE CASE, CHRIS, THAT YOU DON’T GET TO NEGOTIATE WITH GOOD GUYS. THE REASON YOU’RE IN NEGOTIATIONS, TO END WARS, TO END CONFLICTS, TO END VIOLENCE, TO REDUCE RISK TO THE IRAQI PEOPLE, IS ALMOST ALWAYS BECAUSE THE PERSON ACROSS THE TABLE ISN’T EXACTLY THE FINEST.>>Chris: I UNDERSTAND — I DON’T WANT TO PRESS THE POINT TOO MUCH, BUT YASSER ARAFAT WAS THERE AND OBVIOUSLY HE WAS RESPONSIBLE THE PALESTINIAN LIBERALIZATION, THE DEATH OF MANY PEOPLE.>>Secretary Pompeo: MANY AMERICANS.>>Chris: BUT THE TALIBAN HAS THE DEATHS OF THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS JUST THREE DAYS BEFORE 9/11. NO CONCERNS ABOUT THAT? AND I GUESS MY QUESTION IS — YOU KNOW, I CAN UNDERSTAND THE ENVOY TALKING, WHAT IS THE PRESIDENT HAVE TO CONFIRM THAT STATUS ON THEM?>>Secretary Pompeo: PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS VERY CLEAR. HE WANTED TO MAKE SURE WE GOT TO THE RIGHT PLACE. HE HAS ALWAYS BEEN SOMEONE — I’VE OBSERVED IS NOT FOR MY ENTIRE TIME WERE CONFIRM AS CIA DIRECTOR AND NOW SECRETARY OF STATE, HE IS WILLING TO TAKE RISKS. IF HE BELIEVES HE CAN DELIVER AN OUTCOME FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, HE WAS HOPEFUL THAT THIS CONVERSATION WOULD LEAD — WE’VE BEEN AT THIS NOW ALMOST TWO DECADES. $30 BILLION A YEAR AND WE’VE GOT TERROR RISKS ALL ACROSS THE WORLD, NOT JUST IN AFGHANISTAN. WE’VE GOT TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE THE FORCES POSTURED RIGHT ALL ACROSS THE WORLD. WE SOMETIMES SINGULARLY FOCUSED ON AFGHANISTAN BECAUSE OF ITS DEEP HISTORY AND DEEP CONNECTION WHAT THEY DID ON 9/11 THAT STILL ANGERS ME TO THIS VERY MOMENT, WITH GOT TO MAKE SURE WE GET IT RIGHT AND OUR EFFORTS OVER THE LAST MONTH HAVE BEEN TO DO THAT. PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS BEEN VERY CLEAR ABOUT OUR MISSION SET AND I HOPE WE WILL GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO CONTINUE TO HAVE DOWN THAT PATH SO WE CAN GET THE REDUCTION IN VIOLENCE AND WE CAN GET THE TALIBAN TO MAKE A COMMITMENT AND THEN LIVE UP WITH HER TO BREAK WITH AL QAEDA AND WE CAN GET THEM BACK AT THE NEGOTIATING TABLE WITH THEIR AFGHAN BROTHERS AND SISTERS TO REDUCE THE LEVEL OF VIOLENCE THERE.>>Chris: IRAN JUST ANNOUNCED THAT IT IS GOING TO USE ADVANCED CENTRIFUGES THAT WILL ALLOW IT TO ENRICH URANIUM FASTER. THIS IS AT LEAST THE THIRD — I DON’T HAVE TO TELL YOU, THE THIRD VIOLATION OF THE NUCLEAR DEAL THAT THEY HAVE MADE IN RECENT MONTHS. ALL OF THESE ARE SHORTENING THE TIME THAT IRAN WOULD NEED TO BUILD AN ATOMIC — NUCLEAR WEAPON TO LESS THAN A YEAR. IS THE THREAT OF A NUCLEAR IRAN INCREASING, AND GIVEN THE FACT U.S. SANCTIONS HAVE HAMMERED THE ECONOMY BUT THEY ARE NOT STOPPING IRAN IN THIS AREA, WHAT’S THE U.S. GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?>>Secretary Pompeo: WE HOPE THE WHOLE WORLD WILL JOIN US. PRESIDENT TRUMP IS BEEN VERY CLEAR, IRAN WON’T HAVE A NUCLEAR WEAPON ON OUR WATCH. WE WILL STOP IT. HE’S MADE CLEAR WE ARE PREPARED TO DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO ENSURE THAT THAT’S THE CASE. THE CHALLENGE IS OF COURSE WE CAME IN AFTER THE PREVISIT ADMINISTRATION HAD GIVEN THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC — AYATOLLAH, GIVEN HIM BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN ECONOMIC WEALTH WITH WHICH TO BUILD THESE VERY PROGRAMS AND AS YOU SEE, CHRIS, THEY CAN TURN THEM BACK ON LIKE THAT. ONE OF THE CENTRAL FAILURES OF THE JCPOA IS WHATEVER IT LIMITS THEIR WORK COULD BE TURNED BACK ON IN A MINUTE. WE SEE THIS. THEY MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT, THE NEXT THING YOU KNOW THEY ARE SPENDING CENTRIFUGES, HIGHER AND HIGHER ENRICHMENT RATES. THIS IS A CRAZY’S FAILED DEAL. OUR APPROACH IS BEEN VERY DIFFERENT, BUILD OUT ALLIANCES WITH THE GULF STATES, WITH ISRAEL, WITH ALL THE PARTNERS ON THE WORLD WHO UNDERSTAND THE THREAT OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS INSIDE OF THE MIDDLE EAST, INSIDE OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN AND TO REDUCE THE CAPACITY TO EXECUTE THAT, AND WE’VE DONE IT. IF WE CAN SEE IT WITH HEZBOLLAH. THEY HAVE FEWER RESOURCES. WE CAN SEE IT WITH THE MILITIAS IN IRAQ, THEY ARE SCRAMBLING FOR RESOURCES. WE THINK THE IRANIAN GOVERNMENT WILL SHRINK, THEIR GDP WILL SHRINK BY AS MUCH AS 12 OR 14% THIS YEAR. THIS WILL REDUCE THEIR CAPACITY TO PURCHASE THE THINGS THEY NEED, THE EQUIPMENT THEY NEED, THE MATERIALS THEY NEED TO INFLICT TERROR AROUND THE WORLD. IF THAT’S PRESIDENT TRUMP’S APPROACH. I THINK WE’VE BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL SO FAR. TO BE ONE PRESIDENT TRUMP TALKS ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF MEETING WITH IRANIAN PRESIDENT, POSSIBLY AT THE U.N. GENERAL ASSEMBLY LATER THIS MONTH, HERE HE IS.>>THERE INFLATION IS AT A NUMBER THAT FEW PEOPLE HAVE EVER SEEN INFLATION AT. AND IT’S A VERY SAD SITUATION. THEY COULD SOLVE IT VERY QUICKLY, WE COULD SOLVE IT IN 24 HOURS, BUT WE WILL SEE WHAT HAPPENS.>>Chris: BUT HE SAYS NO MEETING UNTIL ALL U.S. SANCTIONS ARE LIFTED FIRST AND PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS THERE’S NO WAY THAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN. WHAT DO YOU PUT THE ODDS OF ERIC TRUMP SUMMIT THIS MONTH AT THE U.N.?>>Secretary Pompeo: I WILL LEAVE THAT TO THE FOLKS IN VEGAS. HERE’S HOW I KNOW WE WILL THINK ABOUT IT. PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL THINK ABOUT WHETHER IT’S APPROPRIATE TO MEET BASED ON WHETHER HE THINKS WE CAN GET AN IMPROVED OUTCOME FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. HE HAS SAID HE WOULD MEET WITH HIM WITH NO PRECEDING P HIM WITH NO PRECEDING E HIM WITH NO PRECEDING O HIM WITH NO PRECEDING D HIM WITH NO PRECEDING T HIM WITH NO PRECEDING O HIM WITH NO PRECEDING S HIM WITH NO PRECEDING . END OF THE TUBES AND FROZE INSIDE THE GOVERNMENT. THERE ARE THOSE WHO THINK IT’S WIDE TO MEET, THOSE WHO CAN THINK IT WAS JUST KILL PEOPLE ON THE WORLD. MAKING SURE WE DO ALL WE CAN TO MAKE SURE THOSE THAT UNDERSTAND OF THE REVOLUTIONARY NATURE OF THE REGIME IS ON ACCEPTABLE AND THEY CUT OR CHANGE THE BEHAVIOR AND THAT AMERICA WILL NEVER PERMIT THEM TO HAVE A NUCLEAR WEAPON. THOSE INSIDE OF IRAN THAT UNDERSTAND THAT AND I THINK THE MAJORITY OF IRANIAN PEOPLE AS WELL. THOSE OF THE FOLKS THAT WE WANT TO TALK TO SO WE ULTIMATELY GET THE RIGHT OUTCOME. WE WANT A SUCCESSFUL IRAN. WE WANT THEM TO BE PART OF THE COMMUNITY OF NATIONS. YOU CAN’T DO THAT WHEN YOU’RE BUILDING MUSCLES THAT THREATEN EUROPE, THREATEN ISRAEL, AND BUILDING UP SYSTEMS THAT COULD ULTIMATELY CREATE A NUCLEAR WEAPON.>>Chris: FINALLY, YOU SPOKE AT KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY ON FRIDAY, WHICH DID NOT EXACTLY DAMPEN SPECULATION THAT YOU MIGHT RUN FOR THE SENATE NEXT YEAR. WHICH IS BEEN OBVIOUSLY TALKED ABOUT. IN FACT, JERRY MORAN, THE OTHER SENATOR, NOT THE SEAT THAT YOU WOULD BE GOING FOR POTENTIALLY, HAD TALKED ABOUT THE PROSPECTS OF YOU RUNNING THE OTHER DAY. HERE HE IS.>>WOULDN’T BE SURPRISED THAT HE WOULD ENTER THAT RACE AND I THINK YOU WOULD BE A GOOD, SOLID CANDIDATE THAT WOULD HAVE A LOT OF SUPPORT IN KANSAS.>>Chris: ‘S TO HAVE MORAN’S ENDORSEMENT. SOMEONE SAID THE OTHER DAY THAT YOU HAVE GONE RECENTLY FROM NO TO NO COMMENT. YOU CERTAINLY ARE NOT SHUTTING THE DOOR.>>Secretary Pompeo: THAT WAS VERY KIND OF THE SENATOR. I APPRECIATE THE VOTE OF CONFIDENCE AND I KNOW HE WAS TRYING TO BE INCREDIBLY HELPFUL, AS WAS SENATOR McCONNELL VARIED>>Chris: HE SAYS ARE HIS NUMBER ONE CHOICE.>>Secretary Pompeo: LET’S BE CLEAR, I’VE GIVEN US A MESSAGE FOR THE ENTIRE TIME UP AND ASK ABOUT THIS. THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO ARE ASKING ABOUT THIS OR FOLKS LIKE YOU, AND THAT’S JUST FINE. I’M FOCUSED ON WHAT I’M DOING EVERYDAY, SO LONG AS PRESIDENT TRUMP WANTS ME TO BE HIS SECRETARY, THAT’S WHAT I’M INTENT UPON. I’VE GIVEN IT A LOT LESS THOUGHT THAN IT SOUNDS LIKE OTHERS MAY HAVE.>>Chris: ONE LAST QUESTION IN THIS REGARD AND I WILL LET HER GO BECAUSE I KNOW IT’S WHAT YOU WILL SAY, I WANT TO DO IT PRESIDENT TRUMP WANTS ME TO DO. WHAT IF PRESIDENT TRUMP COMES TO YOU BECAUSE OF JERRY MORAN, BECAUSE OF MITCH McCONNELL EARLY NEXT SPRING AND SAYS YOU KNOW WHAT, THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU COULD DO FOR ME IS TO RUN FOR THE SENATE TO HOLD THE SENATE REPUBLICAN MAJORITY, THEN WHAT WOULD YOU DO?>>Secretary Pompeo: GOODNESS KNOWS. THESE ARE IMPOSSIBLE TO ANSWER BECAUSE I SPEND, AS YOU CAN SEE, I SPEND EVERY WAKING MOMENT TRYING TO DELIVER AMERICAN DIPLOMAS AROUND THE WORLD. GOING TO KEEP DOING THAT SO LONG AS I’M DOING THIS WE WILL SEE WHAT LIFE BRINGS ON THE NEXT THING IN LIFE APPROACHES.>>Chris: AND WE WANT TO THANK YOU FOR HONORING THE SERVICE OF SERGEANT BARRETO. WE ALL HOLD HIM IN OUR HEARTS, WE ALL HOLD THE HEARTS OF HIS FAMILY, YOU TELL ME HIS DAD WAS IN THE MILITARY, OTHER RELATIVES IN THE MILITARY, TERRIBLE LOSS.>>Secretary Pompeo: THANK YOU, IT WAS A TERRIBLE LOSS. THANK YOU FOR HONORING HIM BY BRINGING THIS BACK UP, A TRUE