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A lot of people think that impeaching Trump
will be totally partisan. Democrats will support it, while Republicans
will write it off like it was Jussie Smollett
on Empire. But it turns out
there are actually Republicans who want Trump gone, too. In fact, several GOP candidates have officially launched
primary challenges against him. And, last night, they held
a Republican primary debate right here in New York City. So we sent our very own
Roy Wood Jr. to check it out. WOOD: It’s the first
Republican debate. And being a veteran
of the spin room, I knew it was gonna be
jam-packed with excitement and covered by the who’s who of the nation’s
most elite journalists. And I just happened to score
an exclusive pass to this amazing… What the hell is this? When do we head downstairs
to the actual debate? Can’t go down there. Not allowed in the debate
at the debate? -No.
-I get it, I get it. Security risk.
Trump is down there. Trump’s not here. That’s cool.
We got three candidates. Got three solid candidates. Two candidates. Two candidates. Still okay. It’s okay. This debate will be covered
by all the national networks. Which-which channel
is the debate? Business Insider’s
Facebook page. MAN (on TV):…the president’s
dreams coming true. He knows exactly what… WOOD: So we watched
this historical debate on Facebook Live
with about 900 other people in the entire country,
15 of which were in this room. And it seemed like
the hottest topic was how much Trump sucked. The president is a sick man. Donald Trump is
a horrible human being. He’s a malignant narcissist. He’s a dictator. WOOD: And Just when
it was getting juicy… (loud beep) Ugh. And that concludes
Business Insider’s 2020 Republican
Presidential Primary Debate. WOOD:
I knew from past experience, when that debate ends,
you’ve got to rush to get a VIP spot in the spin room. (laughter) As the candidates came
into the room, the reporters
were becoming animalistic, anxious to get answers. And after ten minutes
of being patient, finally, my turn
to ask the perfect question. Thanks, y’all. -Have a good night, everybody.
Thank you. -Thank you. WOOD:
Oh, damn. (applause and cheering) Wait, Roy. Wait. …didn’t work, Trevor. Wait. So you didn’t ask the
candidates a single question? I was still eating cheese,
and… (laughter) My mouth was full, man,
but don’t worry. I managed
to get a one-on-one interview -with Governor Bill Weld.
-Oh. Is-Is he the candidate that
Trump should be worried about? (laughter) I don’t know if he’s a candidate
to worry about, but as a man, we should all
be worried about him. You, Walsh, Sanford. Trump has called
all of you “The Three Stooges.” Now in no way do I want to
validate this childish bullying, insulting game
that the president is playing… but which
of The Three Stooges are you? I’d be the…
the guy you can’t see, holding the strings,
moving ’em. That’s some Illuminati shit
right there. Yeah, I changed the goalpost
on you. Damn. The fourth stooge, pulling the strings
the whole time. You’re the architect
from The Matrix. (laughter) What? You’ll never know, Roy,
that I was cutting your throat until you turn to laugh at me,
and your head falls off. (laughter, gasping) Well, it was good meeting you. -My pleasure, Roy.
-I’m gone. Not getting my throat cut. (applause,
audience clamoring) You… you won’t even know your throat is cut until you turn your head
and it falls? What does that even mean? (laughter) I don’t know what it means, but I haven’t turned my head
since. Roy Wood Jr., everyone.

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THEY JOIN>>>WELCOME BACK.>>>WELCOME BACK. PRESIDENT TRUMP’S APPROVAL PRESIDENT TRUMP’S APPROVAL RATING IS AT OR BELOW 45% IN 10 RATING IS AT OR BELOW 45% IN 10 OF THE STATES HE WON IN 2016. OF THE STATES HE WON IN 2016. THAT’S ACCORDING TO GALLOP. THAT’S ACCORDING TO GALLOP. THOSE STATES INCLUDE TEXAS, THOSE STATES INCLUDE TEXAS, IOWA, GEORGIA, FLORIDA, OHIO AND IOWA, GEORGIA, FLORIDA, OHIO AND ARIZONA. ARIZONA. ARIZONA IS AMONG A HANDFUL OF ARIZONA IS AMONG A HANDFUL OF STATES THAT HAS SCRAPPED ITS STATES THAT HAS SCRAPPED ITS 2020 REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL 2020 REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY. PRIMARY. OVER THE WEEKEND, ALASKA BECAME OVER THE WEEKEND, ALASKA BECAME THE LATEST TO JOIN THAT GROUP THE LATEST TO JOIN THAT GROUP WHEN THAT STATE’S REPUBLICAN WHEN THAT STATE’S REPUBLICAN PARTY PASSED A RULE STATING A PARTY PASSED A RULE STATING A PRIMARY WOULD SERVE NO USEFUL PRIMARY WOULD SERVE NO USEFUL PURPOSE BECAUSE DONALD TRUMP IS PURPOSE BECAUSE DONALD TRUMP IS PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT. THE THREE REPUBLICAN CHALLENGERS THE THREE REPUBLICAN CHALLENGERS TO PRESIDENT TRUMP RECENTLY TO PRESIDENT TRUMP RECENTLY BANDED TOGETHER TO WRITE AN BANDED TOGETHER TO WRITE AN OP-ED FOR THE WASHINGTON POST OP-ED FOR THE WASHINGTON POST WARNING WHY CANCELING JOP WARNING WHY CANCELING JOP PRIMARIES IS A CRITICAL MISTAKE, PRIMARIES IS A CRITICAL MISTAKE, AND THE THREE CANDIDATES JOIN US AND THE THREE CANDIDATES JOIN US NOW. NOW. FORMER CONGRESSMAN JOE WALSH OF FORMER CONGRESSMAN JOE WALSH OF ILLINOIS. ILLINOIS. MARK SANFORD OF SOUTH CAROLINA MARK SANFORD OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND FORMER GOVERNOR BILL WELD OF AND FORMER GOVERNOR BILL WELD OF MASSACHUSETTS. MASSACHUSETTS.>>GOVERNOR, LET’S BEGIN WITH>>GOVERNOR, LET’S BEGIN WITH YOU. YOU. IT’S RICH, IS IT NOT THAT DONALD IT’S RICH, IS IT NOT THAT DONALD TRUMP SPENT THE ENTIRE 2016 TRUMP SPENT THE ENTIRE 2016 CAMPAIGN CAN FIRST WHINING ABOUT CAMPAIGN CAN FIRST WHINING ABOUT THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARIES BEING THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARIES BEING RIGGED AGAINST HIM BY INSIDERS. RIGGED AGAINST HIM BY INSIDERS. AND THEN COMPLAINING THAT AND THEN COMPLAINING THAT HILLARY CLINTON’S DEMOCRATIC HILLARY CLINTON’S DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY WAS RIGGED AGAINST PRIMARY WAS RIGGED AGAINST BERNIE SANDERS. BERNIE SANDERS. AND YET HERE HE IS WORKING AND YET HERE HE IS WORKING FURIOUSLY, GOVERNOR WELD, FURIOUSLY, GOVERNOR WELD, WORKING FURIOUSLY TO ACTUALLY WORKING FURIOUSLY TO ACTUALLY HAVE PRIMARY ELECTIONS CANCELLED HAVE PRIMARY ELECTIONS CANCELLED AND WIPED OFF THE BOOK AND HIM AND WIPED OFF THE BOOK AND HIM BEING DECLARED THE WINNER BEING DECLARED THE WINNER WITHOUT ONE PERSON BEING ABLE TO WITHOUT ONE PERSON BEING ABLE TO VOTE IN THOSE STATES. VOTE IN THOSE STATES.>>WELL, OBVIOUSLY, CANCELING>>WELL, OBVIOUSLY, CANCELING PRIMARIES UNDER MINES DEMOCRATIC PRIMARIES UNDER MINES DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTIONS AND DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTIONS AND DEMOCRATIC ELECTIONS, BUT THAT’S FAR FROM ELECTIONS, BUT THAT’S FAR FROM THE DEEPEST DIVE CRIME THAT THE THE DEEPEST DIVE CRIME THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS COMMITTED HERE. PRESIDENT HAS COMMITTED HERE. HE HAS NOW ACKNOWLEDGED THAT IN HE HAS NOW ACKNOWLEDGED THAT IN A SINGLE PHONE CALL RIGHT AFTER A SINGLE PHONE CALL RIGHT AFTER HE SUSPENDED $250 MILLION OF HE SUSPENDED $250 MILLION OF MILITARY AID TO UKRAINE, HE MILITARY AID TO UKRAINE, HE CALLED UP THE PRESIDENT OF CALLED UP THE PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE AND PRESSED HIM EIGHT UKRAINE AND PRESSED HIM EIGHT TIMES TO INVESTIGATE JOE BIDEN TIMES TO INVESTIGATE JOE BIDEN WHO THE PRESIDENT THINKS IS WHO THE PRESIDENT THINKS IS GOING TO BE RUNNING AGAINST HIM. GOING TO BE RUNNING AGAINST HIM. TALK ABOUT PRESSURING A FOREIGN TALK ABOUT PRESSURING A FOREIGN COUNTRY TO INTERFERE WITH AND COUNTRY TO INTERFERE WITH AND CONTROL A U.S. ELECTION. CONTROL A U.S. ELECTION. IT COULDN’T BE CLEARER. IT COULDN’T BE CLEARER. AND THAT’S NOT JUST UNDERMINING AND THAT’S NOT JUST UNDERMINING DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTIONS. DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTIONS. THAT IS TREASON. THAT IS TREASON. IT’S TREASON PURE AND SIMPLE. IT’S TREASON PURE AND SIMPLE. AND THE PENALTY FOR TREASON AND THE PENALTY FOR TREASON UNDER THE U.S. CODE IS DEATH. UNDER THE U.S. CODE IS DEATH. THAT’S THE ONLY PENALTY. THAT’S THE ONLY PENALTY. THE PENALTY ON THE CONSTITUTION THE PENALTY ON THE CONSTITUTION IS REMOVAL FROM OFFICE. IS REMOVAL FROM OFFICE. AND THAT MIGHT LOOK LIKE A AND THAT MIGHT LOOK LIKE A PRETTY GOOD ALTERNATIVE TO THE PRETTY GOOD ALTERNATIVE TO THE PRESIDENT IF HE CAN WORK OUT A PRESIDENT IF HE CAN WORK OUT A PLEA DEAL. PLEA DEAL.>>CONGRESSMAN JOE WALSH.>>CONGRESSMAN JOE WALSH. DO YOU AGREE? DO YOU AGREE?>>THIS ISN’T COMPLICATED.>>THIS ISN’T COMPLICATED. I BEGIN WHERE YOU ENDED. I BEGIN WHERE YOU ENDED. DONALD TRUMP NEEDS TO BE DONALD TRUMP NEEDS TO BE IMPEACHED, PERIOD. IMPEACHED, PERIOD. AS BILL WELD JUST SAID, HE TOLD AS BILL WELD JUST SAID, HE TOLD A FOREIGN LEADER TWO MONTHS AGO A FOREIGN LEADER TWO MONTHS AGO TO INTERFERE IN OUR 2020 TO INTERFERE IN OUR 2020 ELECTION. ELECTION. HE NEEDS TO BE IMPEACHED. HE NEEDS TO BE IMPEACHED. HE HAS OBSTRUCTED JUSTICE. HE HAS OBSTRUCTED JUSTICE. IN 2016 HE ENCOURAGED AND IN 2016 HE ENCOURAGED AND WELCOMED RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN WELCOMED RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN OUR ELECTION. OUR ELECTION. HE IS A KING. HE IS A KING. HE IS A WOULD-BE DICTATOR. HE IS A WOULD-BE DICTATOR. THIS ISN’T COMPLICATED. THIS ISN’T COMPLICATED. 2020 IS A REFERENDUM ON TRUMP. 2020 IS A REFERENDUM ON TRUMP. IT’S NOT ABOUT ANY ISSUE. IT’S NOT ABOUT ANY ISSUE. IT’S NOT ABOUT THE DEBT. IT’S NOT ABOUT THE DEBT. IT’S NOT ABOUT TARIFFS. IT’S NOT ABOUT TARIFFS. IT’S ABOUT THIS MAN WHO IS IT’S ABOUT THIS MAN WHO IS UNFIT, THIS MAN WHO IS A CLEAR UNFIT, THIS MAN WHO IS A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO THIS AND PRESENT DANGER TO THIS COUNTRY F. MY COUNTRY F. MY COUNTRY. COUNTRY. IF MY PARTY CONTINUES THE IF MY PARTY CONTINUES THE SILENCE THE PARTY WILL BE DEAD SILENCE THE PARTY WILL BE DEAD AFTER 2020. AFTER 2020.>>GOVERNOR SANFORD, YOU HAVE>>GOVERNOR SANFORD, YOU HAVE JUST HEARD GOVERNOR WELD JUST HEARD GOVERNOR WELD INDICATE THAT HE FEELS IT IS INDICATE THAT HE FEELS IT IS TREASON. TREASON. YOU HEARD JOE TALK ABOUT THE YOU HEARD JOE TALK ABOUT THE MISGIVINGS ABOUT WHAT HE IS MISGIVINGS ABOUT WHAT HE IS DOING EVERY DAY AS PRESIDENT. DOING EVERY DAY AS PRESIDENT. SO MY QUESTION TO YOU IS WHY SO SO MY QUESTION TO YOU IS WHY SO MANY OF YOUR FORMER COLLEAGUES MANY OF YOUR FORMER COLLEAGUES IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND GOVERNORS AROUND THE COUNTRY AND GOVERNORS AROUND THE COUNTRY WHO YOU KNOW, REPUBLICANS WHO WHO YOU KNOW, REPUBLICANS WHO YOU KNOW, WHY DO THEY SELL THEIR YOU KNOW, WHY DO THEY SELL THEIR SOULS TO SILENCE RATHER THAN SOULS TO SILENCE RATHER THAN STANDING UP FOR THE UNITED STANDING UP FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA? STATES OF AMERICA?>>WELL, THE OBVIOUS, THE NAME>>WELL, THE OBVIOUS, THE NAME OF THE GAME IS STAYING IN THE OF THE GAME IS STAYING IN THE GAME FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE IN GAME FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE IN POLITICS. POLITICS. EVERYBODY IS DRAWING THEIR OWN EVERYBODY IS DRAWING THEIR OWN LINE IN TERMS OF WHERE THEY ARE LINE IN TERMS OF WHERE THEY ARE ON THAT PARTICULAR DEBATE. ON THAT PARTICULAR DEBATE. I THINK YOU KNOW WHERE THE THREE I THINK YOU KNOW WHERE THE THREE OF US ARE. OF US ARE. I WOULD GO BACK SIMPLY TO THE I WOULD GO BACK SIMPLY TO THE OP-ED WHICH IS AT THE END OF THE OP-ED WHICH IS AT THE END OF THE DAY, HOLDING ELECTIONS — DAY, HOLDING ELECTIONS — HOLDING OR NOT HOLDING ELECTIONS HOLDING OR NOT HOLDING ELECTIONS IS THE KEY TO MAKING A DEMOCRACY IS THE KEY TO MAKING A DEMOCRACY IN A REPUBLIC WORK. IN A REPUBLIC WORK. THE IDEA OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY THE IDEA OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY BEING THE PARTY ABOUT BEING THE PARTY ABOUT DISENFRANCHISEMENT IN TERMS OF DISENFRANCHISEMENT IN TERMS OF VOTER INVOLVEMENT I THINK IS A VOTER INVOLVEMENT I THINK IS A REALLY BAD SIGNAL TO BE SENDING. REALLY BAD SIGNAL TO BE SENDING. I THINK THIS IDEA OF DISBANDING I THINK THIS IDEA OF DISBANDING ELECTIONS IS ALSO BAD JUST ON ELECTIONS IS ALSO BAD JUST ON THE STANDPOINT OF PRODUCING THE STANDPOINT OF PRODUCING BETTER CANDIDATES. BETTER CANDIDATES. THE IDEA OF FOOTBALL TEAMS THE IDEA OF FOOTBALL TEAMS SAYING WE WILL NOT PRACTICE THIS SAYING WE WILL NOT PRACTICE THIS WEEK. WEEK. WE’RE JUST GOING TO SAVE OUR WE’RE JUST GOING TO SAVE OUR ENERGY FOR THE GAME ON FRIDAY ENERGY FOR THE GAME ON FRIDAY NIGHT WOULD BE VIEWED AS CRAZY NIGHT WOULD BE VIEWED AS CRAZY BY A COACH. BY A COACH. YET THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT THE YET THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS DOING IN REPUBLICAN PARTY IS DOING IN SOUTH CAROLINA WHERE THEY SAID SOUTH CAROLINA WHERE THEY SAID WE ARE JUST GOING TO HOLD ON TO WE ARE JUST GOING TO HOLD ON TO EVERYTHING AND JUST WAIT UNTIL EVERYTHING AND JUST WAIT UNTIL NEXT NOVEMBER. NEXT NOVEMBER. YOU HAVE A WHOLE LOT OF YOU HAVE A WHOLE LOT OF CANDIDATES ON THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES ON THE DEMOCRATIC SIDE SCRIMMAGEING AND PLAYING SIDE SCRIMMAGEING AND PLAYING AWFULLY HARD GETTING READY FOR AWFULLY HARD GETTING READY FOR THAT GAME COME NOVEMBER NEXT. THAT GAME COME NOVEMBER NEXT.>>MICHAEL STEEL HERE.>>MICHAEL STEEL HERE. GOOD TO SEE ALL OF YOUR GOOD TO SEE ALL OF YOUR GENTLEMEN. GENTLEMEN. I WANT TO THROW IT ON THE TABLE I WANT TO THROW IT ON THE TABLE STARTING WITH GOVERNOR SANFORD. STARTING WITH GOVERNOR SANFORD. THE RNC COUPLED WITH THE VARIOUS THE RNC COUPLED WITH THE VARIOUS STATES TO THE POINT YOU WERE STATES TO THE POINT YOU WERE JUST MAKING DECIDED TO START TO JUST MAKING DECIDED TO START TO SHUT DOWN THE PRIMARY PROCESS. SHUT DOWN THE PRIMARY PROCESS. ARE YOU OR ALL THREE OF YOU ARE YOU OR ALL THREE OF YOU PREPARED TO TAKE LEGAL ACTION, PREPARED TO TAKE LEGAL ACTION, BRING SOME LEGAL RECOURSE TO THE BRING SOME LEGAL RECOURSE TO THE CONVERSATION ON BEHALF OF CONVERSATION ON BEHALF OF YOURSELVES AND THE PRIMARY YOURSELVES AND THE PRIMARY PROCESS? PROCESS? HOW CITIZENS ARE BEING HOW CITIZENS ARE BEING DISENFRANCHISED FROM THE PROCESS DISENFRANCHISED FROM THE PROCESS ON A LARGER SCALE BY BEGINNING ON A LARGER SCALE BY BEGINNING TO SHUT DOWN THE EFFORT TO GO TO SHUT DOWN THE EFFORT TO GO OUT AND VOTE FOR A ANYONE OF OUT AND VOTE FOR A ANYONE OF YOU. YOU. IT’S A COMPETITIVE PROCESS. IT’S A COMPETITIVE PROCESS.>>SURE.>>SURE. I ACTUALLY HELD A SERIES OF I ACTUALLY HELD A SERIES OF PRESS CONFERENCES ACROSS SOUTH PRESS CONFERENCES ACROSS SOUTH CAROLINA LAST MONDAY. CAROLINA LAST MONDAY. I TALKED ABOUT WAIT A MINUTE, I TALKED ABOUT WAIT A MINUTE, NOT ONLY IS IT ABOUT NOT ONLY IS IT ABOUT DISENFRANCHISEMENT, THIS IS DISENFRANCHISEMENT, THIS IS ABOUT SOMETHING A WHOLE LOT ABOUT SOMETHING A WHOLE LOT SIMPLER WHICH IS IT DOESN’T MAKE SIMPLER WHICH IS IT DOESN’T MAKE ANY SENSE. ANY SENSE. THE WORLD OF POLITICS, IF YOU THE WORLD OF POLITICS, IF YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO PICK UP AN HAVE A CHANCE TO PICK UP AN ALLEGED 80% OR 90% WIN WHICH IS ALLEGED 80% OR 90% WIN WHICH IS WHAT THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN SUGGESTS WHAT THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN SUGGESTS THEY HAVE, YOU TAKE IT. THEY HAVE, YOU TAKE IT. PARTICULARLY IF IT IS THE FIRST PARTICULARLY IF IT IS THE FIRST IN THE SOUTH PRIMARY. IN THE SOUTH PRIMARY. IT SAYS TO A LOT OF FOLKS THAT IT SAYS TO A LOT OF FOLKS THAT TRUMP SUPPORTERS ARE A MILE WIDE TRUMP SUPPORTERS ARE A MILE WIDE AND AN INCH DEEP. AND AN INCH DEEP.>>TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, YES,>>TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, YES, WE ARE GOING TO FIGHT THIS WITH WE ARE GOING TO FIGHT THIS WITH EVERYTHING WE’VE GOT. EVERYTHING WE’VE GOT. THIS IS ABOUT THIS IS ABOUT DISENFRANCHISEMENT. DISENFRANCHISEMENT. THIS ISN’T RUSSIA. THIS ISN’T RUSSIA. THIS ISN’T CHINA. THIS ISN’T CHINA. YOU JUST CAN’T CANCEL ELECTIONS YOU JUST CAN’T CANCEL ELECTIONS IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. THAT’S WHAT DONALD TRUMP IS THAT’S WHAT DONALD TRUMP IS DOING. DOING. MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT, THIS MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT, THIS IS DONALD TRUMP TELLING THE IS DONALD TRUMP TELLING THE REPUBLICAN PARTY BOSSES WHAT REPUBLICAN PARTY BOSSES WHAT FOODO, BECAUSE THE REPUBLICAN FOODO, BECAUSE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY BOSSES, THE REPUBLICAN PARTY BOSSES, THE REPUBLICAN PARTY ESTABLISHMENT, ALL THEY PARTY ESTABLISHMENT, ALL THEY WANT TO DO IS WASH THEIR WANT TO DO IS WASH THEIR DICTATOR’S FEET EVERY DAY Y. GO DICTATOR’S FEET EVERY DAY Y. GO BACK TO WHAT I SAID BEFORE. BACK TO WHAT I SAID BEFORE. THIS PRESIDENT NEEDS TO BE THIS PRESIDENT NEEDS TO BE IMPEACHED. IMPEACHED. THAT’S ON THE TABLE RIGHT NOW. THAT’S ON THE TABLE RIGHT NOW. THE REPUBLICAN PARTY NEEDS TO THE REPUBLICAN PARTY NEEDS TO HAVE THE COURAGE TO DO WHAT’S HAVE THE COURAGE TO DO WHAT’S RIGHT. RIGHT.>>GOVERNOR WELD, YOU WENT A>>GOVERNOR WELD, YOU WENT A LITTLE BIT FURTHER THAN JUST LITTLE BIT FURTHER THAN JUST IMPEACHMENT IN YOUR PRIOR IMPEACHMENT IN YOUR PRIOR COMMENTS. COMMENTS. AND I JUST WANT TO CONTINUE WITH AND I JUST WANT TO CONTINUE WITH THAT A BIT. THAT A BIT. YOU SAID THAT DONALD TRUMP HAS YOU SAID THAT DONALD TRUMP HAS COMMITTED TREASON AND THE COMMITTED TREASON AND THE PENALTY FOR TREASON UNDER PENALTY FOR TREASON UNDER AMERICAN LAW IS DEATH. AMERICAN LAW IS DEATH. WHAT’S THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK HERE? WHAT’S THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK HERE? HAVE YOU LOOKED INTO THIS? HAVE YOU LOOKED INTO THIS? HOW DO YOU SEE THIS PROCEEDING? HOW DO YOU SEE THIS PROCEEDING?>>THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK IS UNDER>>THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK IS UNDER THE U.S. CODE. THE U.S. CODE. THE ONLY PENALTY FOR TREASON IS THE ONLY PENALTY FOR TREASON IS DEATH. DEATH. GROUNDS FOR REMOVAL OF OFFICE, GROUNDS FOR REMOVAL OF OFFICE, IMPEACHMENT ARE TREASON, BRIBERY IMPEACHMENT ARE TREASON, BRIBERY OR OTHER HIGH CRIMES AND OR OTHER HIGH CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS. MISDEMEANORS. WE DON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT WE DON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT BRIBERY ANYMORE. BRIBERY ANYMORE. WE DON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT WE DON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT OTHER HIGH CRIMES AND OTHER HIGH CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS ALTHOUGH I THINK HE MISDEMEANORS ALTHOUGH I THINK HE COMMITTED MANY. COMMITTED MANY. WE HAVE TREASON. WE HAVE TREASON. WE CAN GO RIGHT FOR THE HOOP. WE CAN GO RIGHT FOR THE HOOP. THIS PRESIDENT HAS BEEN TRYING THIS PRESIDENT HAS BEEN TRYING TO CANCEL THIS ELECTION FOR TO CANCEL THIS ELECTION FOR MONTHS. MONTHS. HE TRIED TO CANCEL THE NEW HE TRIED TO CANCEL THE NEW HAMPSHIRE FIRST IN THE NATION HAMPSHIRE FIRST IN THE NATION PRIMARY. PRIMARY. THAT WENT OVER LIKE A LEAD THAT WENT OVER LIKE A LEAD BALLOON IN NEW HAMPSHIRE BECAUSE BALLOON IN NEW HAMPSHIRE BECAUSE THEY’RE NOT STUPID. THEY’RE NOT STUPID. THE PEOPLE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE WERE THE PEOPLE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE WERE THE FIRST ONES TO STAND UP TO THE FIRST ONES TO STAND UP TO PRESIDENT TRUMP THIS YEAR. PRESIDENT TRUMP THIS YEAR. IT’S WELL PAST TIME FOR THIS IT’S WELL PAST TIME FOR THIS GUY, IN MY OPINION, TO BE CARTED GUY, IN MY OPINION, TO BE CARTED OFF TO SAVE US ALL. OFF TO SAVE US ALL. HE’S DARING US ALL TO LET HIM BE HE’S DARING US ALL TO LET HIM BE TOTALLY LAWLESS. TOTALLY LAWLESS. HE HAS NO RESPECT FOR THE LAW. HE HAS NO RESPECT FOR THE LAW. HE HAS NO KNOWLEDGE BASE UNDER HE HAS NO KNOWLEDGE BASE UNDER ANY ISSUES. ANY ISSUES. WHY DO WE WANT THIS MAN AS WHY DO WE WANT THIS MAN AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES? PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES? I DON’T GET IT. I DON’T GET IT. NOW THE PATH IS CLEAR. NOW THE PATH IS CLEAR. IT’S A WHOLE NEW LEVEL, AND WE IT’S A WHOLE NEW LEVEL, AND WE HAVE TO COUNT NOSES AMONG THE HAVE TO COUNT NOSES AMONG THE REPUBLICANS IN THE SENATE. REPUBLICANS IN THE SENATE. IF THEY WON’T SAPE THIS IS A IF THEY WON’T SAPE THIS IS A BRIDGE TOO FAR FOR US, THEN THEY BRIDGE TOO FAR FOR US, THEN THEY REALLY HAVE NO CHANCE AT THE REALLY HAVE NO CHANCE AT THE BALLOT BOX NEXT YEAR, NOT JUST BALLOT BOX NEXT YEAR, NOT JUST PRESIDENT TRUMP BUT THOSE PRESIDENT TRUMP BUT THOSE MEMBERS OF THE SENATE. MEMBERS OF THE SENATE.>>ALL RIGHT.>>ALL RIGHT. MARK SANFORD, WILLIAM WELD AND MARK SANFORD, WILLIAM WELD AND JOE WALSH. JOE WALSH. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR BEING THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR BEING WITH US. WITH US.>>I REALLY APPRECIATE THIS>>I REALLY APPRECIATE THIS JOINT INTERVIEW. JOINT INTERVIEW.>>>UP NEXT, JUDGING BY THE>>>UP NEXT, JUDGING BY THE PRINCIPLES HELD UP BY MIKE PENCE PRINCIPLES HELD UP BY MIKE PENCE OVER DECADES. OVER DECADES. HE WOULDN’T BE STANDING FOR ANY HE WOULDN’T BE STANDING FOR ANY OF THIS. OF THIS. HOW DOES THE VICE PRESIDENT HOW DOES THE VICE PRESIDENT RATIONALIZE HIS SERVICE TO RATIONALIZE HIS SERVICE TO DONALD TRUMP? DONALD TRUMP? 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>>>TONIGHT WE’RE GOING TO TALK>>>TONIGHT WE’RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT FEAR. ABOUT FEAR. NAMELY THE INCREASINGLY OBVIOUS NAMELY THE INCREASINGLY OBVIOUS FEAR THAT DONALD TRUMP AND HIS FEAR THAT DONALD TRUMP AND HIS TEAM ARE FEELING ABOUT 2020. TEAM ARE FEELING ABOUT 2020. POLITICO REPORTED TODAY THAT POLITICO REPORTED TODAY THAT FOUR STATES ARE SET TO CANCEL FOUR STATES ARE SET TO CANCEL THEIR 2020 REPUBLICAN THEIR 2020 REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES AND PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES AND CAUCUSES. CAUCUSES. SOUTH CAROLINA, NEVADA, ARIZONA, SOUTH CAROLINA, NEVADA, ARIZONA, AND KANSAS ARE ALL EXPECTED TO AND KANSAS ARE ALL EXPECTED TO FINALIZE THE CANCELLATIONS IN FINALIZE THE CANCELLATIONS IN MEETINGS THIS WEEKEND. MEETINGS THIS WEEKEND. THE MOVE WOULD CUT OFF MUCH THE MOVE WOULD CUT OFF MUCH NEEDED OXYGEN TO TRUMP’S LONG NEEDED OXYGEN TO TRUMP’S LONG SHOT PRIMARY CHALLENGERS, BILL SHOT PRIMARY CHALLENGERS, BILL WELT, ILLINOIS CONGRESSMAN JOE WELT, ILLINOIS CONGRESSMAN JOE WALSH, AND POSSIBLY MARK WALSH, AND POSSIBLY MARK SANFORD. SANFORD. LET’S BE CLEAR. LET’S BE CLEAR. NONE OF THESE CHALLENGERS ARE NONE OF THESE CHALLENGERS ARE POLLING WITHIN A MILE OF DONALD POLLING WITHIN A MILE OF DONALD TRUMP WHO CURRENTLY ENJOYS NEAR TRUMP WHO CURRENTLY ENJOYS NEAR COMPLETE DEVOTION AMONG THE COMPLETE DEVOTION AMONG THE REPUBLICAN BASE. REPUBLICAN BASE. WHY STRAND HIS OPPONENTS IF TEAM WHY STRAND HIS OPPONENTS IF TEAM TRUMP IS CONFIDENT HE WILL BE TRUMP IS CONFIDENT HE WILL BE THE 2020 REPUBLICAN NOMINEE? THE 2020 REPUBLICAN NOMINEE? WHAT ARE THE STATE PARTIES SO WHAT ARE THE STATE PARTIES SO AFRAID OF? AFRAID OF? OR ARE THEY NOT THE ONES WHO ARE OR ARE THEY NOT THE ONES WHO ARE AFRAID? AFRAID? POLITICO REPORTS THE PRIMARY POLITICO REPORTS THE PRIMARY CANCELLATIONS STEM IN PART FROM CANCELLATIONS STEM IN PART FROM MONTHS OF BEHIND-THE-SCENES MONTHS OF BEHIND-THE-SCENES MANEUVERING BY THE TRUMP MANEUVERING BY THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN. CAMPAIGN. AIDES HAVE WORKED TO ENSURE AIDES HAVE WORKED TO ENSURE TOTAL CONTROL OF THE PARTY TOTAL CONTROL OF THE PARTY MACHINERY, INSTALLING STAUNCH MACHINERY, INSTALLING STAUNCH LOYALISTS AT STATE PARTIES WHILE LOYALISTS AT STATE PARTIES WHILE ELIMINATING POTENTIAL ELIMINATING POTENTIAL DETRACTORS. DETRACTORS. THE AIM TRUMP’S OFFICIALS HAVE THE AIM TRUMP’S OFFICIALS HAVE LONG SAID IS TO SMOOTH THE PATH LONG SAID IS TO SMOOTH THE PATH TO THE PRESIDENT’S RENOMINATION. TO THE PRESIDENT’S RENOMINATION. AGAIN, WHY WOULD THEY NEED TO DO AGAIN, WHY WOULD THEY NEED TO DO THAT IF THEY ARE SO CONFIDENT THAT IF THEY ARE SO CONFIDENT THAT TRUMP CAN BEAT THE LIKES OF THAT TRUMP CAN BEAT THE LIKES OF TWO EX-GOVERNORS AND A FORMER TWO EX-GOVERNORS AND A FORMER ONE-TERM CONGRESSMAN? ONE-TERM CONGRESSMAN? HERE’S JOE WALSH REACTING TO THE HERE’S JOE WALSH REACTING TO THE NEWS A FEW HOURS AGO ON “THE NEWS A FEW HOURS AGO ON “THE BEAT.” BEAT.”>>I THINK THEY’RE SCARED TO>>I THINK THEY’RE SCARED TO DEATH OF THIS PRESIDENT HAVING DEATH OF THIS PRESIDENT HAVING ANY OTHER NAME ON A PRIMARY ANY OTHER NAME ON A PRIMARY BALLOT AGAINST HIM BECAUSE HE IS BALLOT AGAINST HIM BECAUSE HE IS IMPLODING DAY BY DAY. IMPLODING DAY BY DAY. I THINK THEY’RE AFRAID. I THINK THEY’RE AFRAID. THAT’S NOT A SIGN OF STRENGTH. THAT’S NOT A SIGN OF STRENGTH. YOU WANT TO ELIMINATE ELECTIONS? YOU WANT TO ELIMINATE ELECTIONS? YOU WANT TO TAKE AWAY THE WILL YOU WANT TO TAKE AWAY THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE? OF THE PEOPLE? YOU DON’T DO THAT IF YOU’RE A YOU DON’T DO THAT IF YOU’RE A BIG, STRONG GUY. BIG, STRONG GUY.>>JOE WALSH IS NOT RIGHT ABOUT>>JOE WALSH IS NOT RIGHT ABOUT A LOT OF THINGS BUT HE’S KIND OF A LOT OF THINGS BUT HE’S KIND OF GOT A POINT THERE. GOT A POINT THERE. WHILE STATISTICALLY NONE OF THE WHILE STATISTICALLY NONE OF THE CHALLENGERS IS REALLY CHALLENGERS IS REALLY THREATENING TRUMP’S RENOMINATION THREATENING TRUMP’S RENOMINATION RIGHT NOW, CONSIDER THIS RIGHT NOW, CONSIDER THIS STATISTIC. STATISTIC. SINCE 1976 NO INCUMBENT SINCE 1976 NO INCUMBENT PRESIDENT WHO FACED A SERIOUS PRESIDENT WHO FACED A SERIOUS PRIMARY CHALLENGE HAS GONE ON TO PRIMARY CHALLENGE HAS GONE ON TO WIN RE-ELECTION. WIN RE-ELECTION. NOT ONE. NOT ONE. HERE’S OW VANITY FAIR’S PETER HERE’S OW VANITY FAIR’S PETER HANBY PUT IT. HANBY PUT IT. IF TRUMP’S FITNESS FOR OFFICE IF TRUMP’S FITNESS FOR OFFICE BECOMES A VIABLE CONVERSATION BECOMES A VIABLE CONVERSATION PIECE AMONG REPUBLICANS AND PIECE AMONG REPUBLICANS AND REPUBLICAN LEANING INDEPENDENTS REPUBLICAN LEANING INDEPENDENTS FOR EVEN JUST A FEW WEEKS NEXT FOR EVEN JUST A FEW WEEKS NEXT JANUARY OR DURING THE PRIMARIES JANUARY OR DURING THE PRIMARIES IN FEBRUARY THEY WILL HAVE IN FEBRUARY THEY WILL HAVE ACCOMPLISHED SOMETHING THAT ACCOMPLISHED SOMETHING THAT NOBODY IN POLITICS HAS EVEN NOBODY IN POLITICS HAS EVEN BOTHERED TO ATTEMPT THIS BOTHERED TO ATTEMPT THIS CAMPAIGN YEAR — TALKING TO CAMPAIGN YEAR — TALKING TO CERTAINTY RIGHT SWING VOTERS WHO CERTAINTY RIGHT SWING VOTERS WHO ARE UNCOMFORTABLE WITH THE MAN ARE UNCOMFORTABLE WITH THE MAN IN THE WHITE HOUSE. IN THE WHITE HOUSE. A PRIMARY MIGHT BE THE ONLY A PRIMARY MIGHT BE THE ONLY CHANCE TO OPEN UP SPACE BETWEEN CHANCE TO OPEN UP SPACE BETWEEN TRUMP AND THE REPUBLICANS TRUMP AND THE REPUBLICANS LOOKING FOR PERMISSION TO VOTE LOOKING FOR PERMISSION TO VOTE AGAINST HIM NEXT YEAR. AGAINST HIM NEXT YEAR. IT’S NOT JUST THE CANCELLATION IT’S NOT JUST THE CANCELLATION OF PRIMARIES THAT SEEMS TO OF PRIMARIES THAT SEEMS TO SIGNAL FEAR FROM TRUMP WORLD SIGNAL FEAR FROM TRUMP WORLD ABOUT THE ELECTION. ABOUT THE ELECTION. ACCORDING TO YAHOO NEWS THE ACCORDING TO YAHOO NEWS THE PRESIDENT IS PANICKING ABOUT HIS PRESIDENT IS PANICKING ABOUT HIS OWN V.P. OWN V.P. BEHIND THE SCENES TENSIONS HAVE BEHIND THE SCENES TENSIONS HAVE BEEN MOUNTING AMONG TRUMP, BEEN MOUNTING AMONG TRUMP, PENCE, AND TOP ADVISERS EVER PENCE, AND TOP ADVISERS EVER SINCE THE GOP’S RESOUNDING SINCE THE GOP’S RESOUNDING LOSSES IN THE 2018 MIDTERMS. LOSSES IN THE 2018 MIDTERMS. IN THE WEEKS AFTERWARD TRUMP IN THE WEEKS AFTERWARD TRUMP ASKED AIDES ABOUT REPLACING ASKED AIDES ABOUT REPLACING PENCE ON THE TICKET AND HE AGAIN PENCE ON THE TICKET AND HE AGAIN ASKED FOR THEIR THOUGHTS ON ASKED FOR THEIR THOUGHTS ON PENCE DURING HIS AUGUST VACATION PENCE DURING HIS AUGUST VACATION ACCORDING TO TRUMP ADVISERS. ACCORDING TO TRUMP ADVISERS. NBC NEWS HAS NOT YET CONFIRMED NBC NEWS HAS NOT YET CONFIRMED THAT REPORTING. THAT REPORTING. THE YAHOO STORY IS ONE MORE DATA THE YAHOO STORY IS ONE MORE DATA POINT INDICATING THAT THE TRUMP POINT INDICATING THAT THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN IS NOT SUPERBLY CAMPAIGN IS NOT SUPERBLY CONFIDENT 14 MONTHS OUT FROM THE CONFIDENT 14 MONTHS OUT FROM THE ELECTION AND THEY’RE WILLING TO ELECTION AND THEY’RE WILLING TO DO ALMOST ANYTHING TO CHANGE THE DO ALMOST ANYTHING TO CHANGE THE STATE OF THE RACE. STATE OF THE RACE. WE’RE JOINED NOW BY A PROFESSOR WE’RE JOINED NOW BY A PROFESSOR WHO STUDIES THE BEHAVIOR OF THE WHO STUDIES THE BEHAVIOR OF THE AMERICAN ELECTORATE AT AMERICAN ELECTORATE AT VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY AND IS THE VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY AND IS THE AUTHOR OF THE BOOK “IDENTITY AUTHOR OF THE BOOK “IDENTITY CRISIS THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL CRISIS THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN AND THE BATTLE FOR THE CAMPAIGN AND THE BATTLE FOR THE MEANING OF AMERICA.” MEANING OF AMERICA.” ALSO JOINING US, TIFFANY CROSS ALSO JOINING US, TIFFANY CROSS CO-FOUNDER AND MANAGING EDITOR CO-FOUNDER AND MANAGING EDITOR OF THE BEAT D.C. AND CHARLIE OF THE BEAT D.C. AND CHARLIE SYKES ALSO BACK WITH US. SYKES ALSO BACK WITH US. I’LL GO TO YOU FIRST JUST FOR I’LL GO TO YOU FIRST JUST FOR STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF THIS. STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF THIS. THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN SHOULD BE THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN SHOULD BE VERY CONFIDENT. VERY CONFIDENT. THERE IS SORT OF A CULTIVE THERE IS SORT OF A CULTIVE PERSONALITY AROUND HIM AMONG PERSONALITY AROUND HIM AMONG REPUBLICANS. REPUBLICANS. ALMOST NONE WILL EVER LEAVE HIM ALMOST NONE WILL EVER LEAVE HIM NO MATTER WHAT HE DOES. NO MATTER WHAT HE DOES. HOWEVER, THEY ARE CLOSING OFF HOWEVER, THEY ARE CLOSING OFF THE POSSIBILITY OF A PRIMARY. THE POSSIBILITY OF A PRIMARY. DOES THAT SIGNAL THEY MIGHT DOES THAT SIGNAL THEY MIGHT ACTUALLY BE SCARED? ACTUALLY BE SCARED?>>I DON’T KNOW IF THEY’RE>>I DON’T KNOW IF THEY’RE SCARED BUT I DO KNOW WHEN SCARED BUT I DO KNOW WHEN PRESIDENTS HAVE TRADITIONALLY PRESIDENTS HAVE TRADITIONALLY FACED PRIMARY CHALLENGES AT FACED PRIMARY CHALLENGES AT LEAST MODESTLY SUCCESSFUL, LEAST MODESTLY SUCCESSFUL, PRESIDENTS DEALING WITH RICKETY PRESIDENTS DEALING WITH RICKETY OR EVEN PLUMMETING ECONOMIES, OR EVEN PLUMMETING ECONOMIES, WHOSE APPROVAL RATINGS ARE NOT WHOSE APPROVAL RATINGS ARE NOT PARTICULARLY ROBUST, AND TRUMP PARTICULARLY ROBUST, AND TRUMP IS LOOKING AT SOME ECONOMIC IS LOOKING AT SOME ECONOMIC UNCERTAINTY GIVEN THE JOBS UNCERTAINTY GIVEN THE JOBS REPORT TODAY AND HIS APPROVAL REPORT TODAY AND HIS APPROVAL RATING IS STUCK IN THE LOW 40s RATING IS STUCK IN THE LOW 40s WHICH IS NOT A SOLID POSITION WHICH IS NOT A SOLID POSITION FOR AN INCUMBENT PRESIDENT. FOR AN INCUMBENT PRESIDENT.>>LET ME TO GO TO YOU.>>LET ME TO GO TO YOU. ARE YOU STILL A REGISTERED ARE YOU STILL A REGISTERED REPUBLICAN, CHARLIE? REPUBLICAN, CHARLIE? THE THING IS THAT THE TRUMP — THE THING IS THAT THE TRUMP — HE LIKES TO SPEAK VERY HE LIKES TO SPEAK VERY CONFIDENTLY ABOUT THE ECONOMY, CONFIDENTLY ABOUT THE ECONOMY, HIS CHANCE OF RE-ELECTION. HIS CHANCE OF RE-ELECTION. BUT THE THINGS HE IS DOING SEEM BUT THE THINGS HE IS DOING SEEM TO FORESTALL EVEN THE TINIEST TO FORESTALL EVEN THE TINIEST POSSIBILITY HE COULD BE POSSIBILITY HE COULD BE CHALLENGED. CHALLENGED. THAT DOES NOT SOUND LIKE THAT DOES NOT SOUND LIKE CONFIDENCE TO ME. CONFIDENCE TO ME.>>NO.>>NO. THIS MOVE DOES NOT EXUDE THIS MOVE DOES NOT EXUDE CONFIDENCE. CONFIDENCE. PARTICULARLY GIVEN THE FACT THE PARTICULARLY GIVEN THE FACT THE POLLS SUGGEST HE IS IN THE UPPER POLLS SUGGEST HE IS IN THE UPPER 80s WHEN IT COMES TO SUPPORT. 80s WHEN IT COMES TO SUPPORT. BUT I ALSO THINK THERE ARE SOME BUT I ALSO THINK THERE ARE SOME OTHER NUMBERS. OTHER NUMBERS. THERE HAVE BEEN SURVEYS SHOWING THERE HAVE BEEN SURVEYS SHOWING AT LEAST 40% OR AROUND 40% OF AT LEAST 40% OR AROUND 40% OF REPUBLICAN PRIMARY VOTERS MIGHT REPUBLICAN PRIMARY VOTERS MIGHT BE OPEN TO THE IDEA OF SOMEBODY BE OPEN TO THE IDEA OF SOMEBODY ELSE. ELSE. THERE MIGHT BE, WILLING TO VOTE THERE MIGHT BE, WILLING TO VOTE FOR A PROTEST CANDIDATE. FOR A PROTEST CANDIDATE. FOR EXAMPLE IF THESE THREE LONG FOR EXAMPLE IF THESE THREE LONG SHOT CANDIDATES TOGETHER GET SHOT CANDIDATES TOGETHER GET WHAT, 36, 38% OF THE VOTE IN ONE WHAT, 36, 38% OF THE VOTE IN ONE OF THE EARLY PRIMARIES, SUDDENLY OF THE EARLY PRIMARIES, SUDDENLY DONALD TRUMP LOOKS MORE DONALD TRUMP LOOKS MORE VULNERABLE. VULNERABLE. THE HASHTAG WINNING IS AFFECTED. THE HASHTAG WINNING IS AFFECTED. I THINK THERE IS A LITTLE BIT I THINK THERE IS A LITTLE BIT LOOKING OVER THE SHOULDER. LOOKING OVER THE SHOULDER. THE OTHER ISSUE IS DOES THE THE OTHER ISSUE IS DOES THE REPUBLICAN PARTY WANT TO BECOME REPUBLICAN PARTY WANT TO BECOME FULL TRUMPIAN? FULL TRUMPIAN? DO THEY WANT TO NOT LEAVE DO THEY WANT TO NOT LEAVE THEMSELVES ANY OFF RAMP, NOT THEMSELVES ANY OFF RAMP, NOT HAVE ANY DAYLIGHT BETWEEN HAVE ANY DAYLIGHT BETWEEN THEMSELVES AND THIS PRESIDENT THEMSELVES AND THIS PRESIDENT WHO MAY BE GOING INTO 2020 WITH WHO MAY BE GOING INTO 2020 WITH A WHOLE HOST OF POLITICAL A WHOLE HOST OF POLITICAL PROBLEMS LIKE THE STORY IN THE PROBLEMS LIKE THE STORY IN THE PREVIOUS SEGMENT? PREVIOUS SEGMENT?>>I TURN TO MY FELLOW SKEPTIC>>I TURN TO MY FELLOW SKEPTIC ON THE IDEA OF POLITICAL ON THE IDEA OF POLITICAL CONVERSION, TIFFANY CROSS. CONVERSION, TIFFANY CROSS. WE HAVE THIS CONVERSATIONAL THE WE HAVE THIS CONVERSATIONAL THE TIME. TIME. THAT THERE ARE NO REAL CONVERTS. THAT THERE ARE NO REAL CONVERTS. I HAVE NOT SEEN EVIDENCE THERE I HAVE NOT SEEN EVIDENCE THERE ARE A LOT OF POLITICAL CONVERTS. ARE A LOT OF POLITICAL CONVERTS. WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THIS? WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THIS? THERE IS EVIDENCE THAT AT LEAST THERE IS EVIDENCE THAT AT LEAST THE TRUMP PEOPLE ARE AFRAID. THE TRUMP PEOPLE ARE AFRAID.>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT. IT’S WEIRD BECAUSE I THINK THE IT’S WEIRD BECAUSE I THINK THE PEOPLE AROUND TRUMP MIGHT BE PEOPLE AROUND TRUMP MIGHT BE AFRAID BUT DONALD TRUMP DOES AFRAID BUT DONALD TRUMP DOES SEEM SURPRISINGLY CONFIDENT IN SEEM SURPRISINGLY CONFIDENT IN MY OPINION. MY OPINION. HE WANTS TO BE ADORED, HAVE THE HE WANTS TO BE ADORED, HAVE THE LOVE OF THE PEOPLE. LOVE OF THE PEOPLE. BUT THIS IS A MAN WHO HAS BUT THIS IS A MAN WHO HAS TREATED THIS PRESIDENCY LIKE A TREATED THIS PRESIDENCY LIKE A TEENAGER TESTING THEIR TEENAGER TESTING THEIR BOUNDARIES. BOUNDARIES. LET ME SEE IF I CAN GET AWAY LET ME SEE IF I CAN GET AWAY WITH THIS NEXT THING? WITH THIS NEXT THING? I THINK PART OF THAT REASON IS I THINK PART OF THAT REASON IS BECAUSE HE KEEPS A TIGHT CIRCLE BECAUSE HE KEEPS A TIGHT CIRCLE FOR THE PEOPLE WHO RALEY KNOW FOR THE PEOPLE WHO RALEY KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING, WHO REALLY WHAT IS HAPPENING, WHO REALLY KNOW THE DIRT. KNOW THE DIRT. I THINK WITH ALL THE U.S. I THINK WITH ALL THE U.S. INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES COMING OUT INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES COMING OUT SAYING, LOOK. SAYING, LOOK. WE HAVE FOREIGN ADVERSARIES WE HAVE FOREIGN ADVERSARIES INTERFERING WITH OUR ELECTIONS INTERFERING WITH OUR ELECTIONS WHAT DOES TRUMP KNOW? WHAT DOES TRUMP KNOW? HE CERTAINLY DOES NOT SEEM HE CERTAINLY DOES NOT SEEM NERVOUS IN THAT SENSE. NERVOUS IN THAT SENSE. REGARDING NIKKI HALEY AND THE REGARDING NIKKI HALEY AND THE RUMORS OF HER JOINING THE RUMORS OF HER JOINING THE TICKET, POSSIBLY REPLACING PENCE TICKET, POSSIBLY REPLACING PENCE WITH HER, I THINK THAT’S WITH HER, I THINK THAT’S SOMETHING OF NOTE. SOMETHING OF NOTE. I WILL SAY SHE IS ACTING LAKE I WILL SAY SHE IS ACTING LAKE SOMEBODY WHO IS GOING TO RUN IN SOMEBODY WHO IS GOING TO RUN IN 2024. 2024. SHE IS WRITING A BACK THIS YEAR. SHE IS WRITING A BACK THIS YEAR. SHE STARTED THIS ORGANIZATION SHE STARTED THIS ORGANIZATION STAND FOR AMERICA. STAND FOR AMERICA. DOES IT MATTER WHO IS ON THE DOES IT MATTER WHO IS ON THE TICKET? TICKET? I DON’T KNOW. I DON’T KNOW. FUNNY WHEN CHARLIE SAID THE GOP FUNNY WHEN CHARLIE SAID THE GOP DOESN’T WANT A LOT OF DAYLIGHT. DOESN’T WANT A LOT OF DAYLIGHT. NEWS FLASH. NEWS FLASH. THIS IS THE PARTY. THIS IS THE PARTY. THERE IS NO DAYLIGHT. THERE IS NO DAYLIGHT. ROMNEY McDANIEL PLAYED HER OWN ROMNEY McDANIEL PLAYED HER OWN DISTANT RELATIVE TO SUPPORT THIS DISTANT RELATIVE TO SUPPORT THIS PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT. IT’S A WEIRD, INCESTUOUS FIGHT IT’S A WEIRD, INCESTUOUS FIGHT IN THE PARTY. IN THE PARTY. BUT MOST PEOPLE ARE FALLING BUT MOST PEOPLE ARE FALLING RIGHT IN LINE WITH THIS RIGHT IN LINE WITH THIS ADMINISTRATION ADMINISTRATION>>OKAY.>>OKAY. THIS IS YOU IN “VANITY FAIR” THIS IS YOU IN “VANITY FAIR” WHAT YOU WROTE ABOUT WHAT YOU WROTE ABOUT POTENTIAL — PER THE MENTION OF POTENTIAL — PER THE MENTION OF ROMNEY ABOUT ROMNEY/CLINTON ROMNEY ABOUT ROMNEY/CLINTON VOTERS. VOTERS. ALL IN ALL BACK OF THE NAPKIN ALL IN ALL BACK OF THE NAPKIN MATH SUGGESTED AROUND 5 MILLION MATH SUGGESTED AROUND 5 MILLION VOTERS SUPPORTED ROMNEY IN 2012 VOTERS SUPPORTED ROMNEY IN 2012 BUT WENT ON TO BACK EITHER BUT WENT ON TO BACK EITHER CLINTON OR CONSERVATIVE THIRD CLINTON OR CONSERVATIVE THIRD PARTY CANDIDATES IN 2016. PARTY CANDIDATES IN 2016. WHETHER THEY STAY HOME IN 2020, WHETHER THEY STAY HOME IN 2020, VOTE DEMOCRAT, VOTE THEIR PARTY VOTE DEMOCRAT, VOTE THEIR PARTY OR RELUCTANTLY VOTE FOR TRUMP OR RELUCTANTLY VOTE FOR TRUMP THIS TIME AROUND THE CHOICES THE THIS TIME AROUND THE CHOICES THE CENTER RIGHT VOTERS MAKE IN 2020 CENTER RIGHT VOTERS MAKE IN 2020 WILL HAVE AN IMPACT ON THE WILL HAVE AN IMPACT ON THE MARGINS WHEN MARGINS ARE MARGINS WHEN MARGINS ARE EVERYTHING. EVERYTHING. YOU ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE YOU ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE WHO VOTED FOR-DONALD TRUMP AND WHO VOTED FOR-DONALD TRUMP AND NOT MOVABLE. NOT MOVABLE. WHAT ABOUT THESE ROMNEY TO WHAT ABOUT THESE ROMNEY TO CLINTON VOTERS? CLINTON VOTERS?>>WE’RE TALKING ABOUT MAYBE 5%>>WE’RE TALKING ABOUT MAYBE 5% OF THE AMERICAN ELECTORATE THAT OF THE AMERICAN ELECTORATE THAT VOTED FOR ROMNEY BUT THEN FOR VOTED FOR ROMNEY BUT THEN FOR EITHER CLINTON OR A THIRD PARTY EITHER CLINTON OR A THIRD PARTY CANDIDATE IN 2016. CANDIDATE IN 2016. THESE ARE VOTERS FOR WHOM THEIR THESE ARE VOTERS FOR WHOM THEIR 2020 OUTCOME IS FAR FROM 2020 OUTCOME IS FAR FROM CERTAIN. CERTAIN. ROMNEY/CLINTON VOTERS AS WE’VE ROMNEY/CLINTON VOTERS AS WE’VE BEEN TRACKING THEIR VIEWS SINCE BEEN TRACKING THEIR VIEWS SINCE 2016 LOOKED PRETTY STRONGLY 2016 LOOKED PRETTY STRONGLY DEMOCRATIC. DEMOCRATIC. THEY DON’T APPROVE OF THE THEY DON’T APPROVE OF THE PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT. THEY DON’T HAVE A FAVORABLE VIEW THEY DON’T HAVE A FAVORABLE VIEW OF THEM. OF THEM. THEY TEND TO DEVOTE FOR A — THEY TEND TO DEVOTE FOR A — VOTE FOR A DEMOCRATIC HOUSE VOTE FOR A DEMOCRATIC HOUSE CANDIDATE IN 2018. CANDIDATE IN 2018. ROMNEY THIRD PARTY VOTERS A ROMNEY THIRD PARTY VOTERS A LITTLE DIFFERENT. LITTLE DIFFERENT. THEY ARE NOT NECESSARILY FANS OF THEY ARE NOT NECESSARILY FANS OF TRUMP. TRUMP. THEY HAVE AN OVERALL UNFAVORABLE THEY HAVE AN OVERALL UNFAVORABLE VIEW BUT DID TEND TO VOTE MORE VIEW BUT DID TEND TO VOTE MORE FOR REPUBLICANS IN 2018. FOR REPUBLICANS IN 2018. RIGHT NOW IF YOU ASK THEM I RIGHT NOW IF YOU ASK THEM I THINK THEIR VIEWS OF THE 2020 THINK THEIR VIEWS OF THE 2020 RACE, THEY’RE PROBABLY MORE RACE, THEY’RE PROBABLY MORE LIKELY TO SAY TRUMP THAN A LIKELY TO SAY TRUMP THAN A DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE BUT A LARGE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE BUT A LARGE NUMBER ARE UNCERTAIN. NUMBER ARE UNCERTAIN. THE ROMNEY CLINTON VOTERS MIGHT THE ROMNEY CLINTON VOTERS MIGHT BE INCREASINGLY LOYAL DEMOCRATS BE INCREASINGLY LOYAL DEMOCRATS BUT THE ROMNEY THIRD PARTY BUT THE ROMNEY THIRD PARTY VOTERS ARE STILL VERY MUCH UP VOTERS ARE STILL VERY MUCH UP FOR GRABS. FOR GRABS.>>CHARLIE, DO YOU BELIEVE THOSE>>CHARLIE, DO YOU BELIEVE THOSE THAT A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF THAT A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF THOSE VOTERS EXISTS THAT IT IS THOSE VOTERS EXISTS THAT IT IS WORTH DEMOCRATS SPENDING MONEY WORTH DEMOCRATS SPENDING MONEY TO GET THEM TO VOTE? TO GET THEM TO VOTE?>>I THINK THEY HAVE TO KEEP>>I THINK THEY HAVE TO KEEP THAT IN MIND. THAT IN MIND. PROBABLY TALKING ABOUT 3% TO 5%. PROBABLY TALKING ABOUT 3% TO 5%. THAT IS ENOUGH TO FLIP STATES THAT IS ENOUGH TO FLIP STATES LIKE PENNSYLVANIA, MICHIGAN, AND LIKE PENNSYLVANIA, MICHIGAN, AND WISCONSIN. WISCONSIN. THERE ARE THE ROMNEY/CLINTON THERE ARE THE ROMNEY/CLINTON VOTERS, PEOPLE WHO VOTED FOR VOTERS, PEOPLE WHO VOTED FOR BARACK OBAMA TWICE AND THEN BARACK OBAMA TWICE AND THEN VOTED FOR DONALD TRUMP. VOTED FOR DONALD TRUMP. IF HE LOSES 1%, 2% OF THE VOTE IF HE LOSES 1%, 2% OF THE VOTE IN NORTHERN WISCONSIN, PEOPLE IN NORTHERN WISCONSIN, PEOPLE DISGUSTED BY WHAT THEY ARE DISGUSTED BY WHAT THEY ARE SEEING, THAT IS GOING TO FLIP SEEING, THAT IS GOING TO FLIP THE STATE. THE STATE. IT’S ALL ABOUT THE ELECTORAL IT’S ALL ABOUT THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE AND WILL ALL BE DECIDED COLLEGE AND WILL ALL BE DECIDED BY THOSE STATES HE WON BY VERY, BY THOSE STATES HE WON BY VERY, VERY NARROW MARGINS. VERY NARROW MARGINS. GOING BACK TO THIS ISSUE OF THE GOING BACK TO THIS ISSUE OF THE PRIMARY, YOU KNOW, THESE PRIMARY, YOU KNOW, THESE CANDIDATES BECOME VEHICLES. CANDIDATES BECOME VEHICLES. NONE OF THEM ARE GOING TO BEAT NONE OF THEM ARE GOING TO BEAT DONALD TRUMP AND NONE WILL BE DONALD TRUMP AND NONE WILL BE PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT. THEY ARE VEHICLES FOR PROTEST THEY ARE VEHICLES FOR PROTEST VOTES. VOTES. THAT IS THE KIND OF THING THAT I THAT IS THE KIND OF THING THAT I THINK DOES KEEP SOME OF THE THINK DOES KEEP SOME OF THE TRUMP FOLKS UP AT NIGHT. TRUMP FOLKS UP AT NIGHT.>>I WILL SAY THAT PARTICULARLY>>I WILL SAY THAT PARTICULARLY LIKE A JOE WALSH TYPE OF LIKE A JOE WALSH TYPE OF CHARACTER ISN’T GOING TO BE THE CHARACTER ISN’T GOING TO BE THE NOM NAE BUT HE FIGHTS LIKE TRUMP NOM NAE BUT HE FIGHTS LIKE TRUMP FIGHTS SO IS THERE SOME FIGHTS SO IS THERE SOME RESONANCE TO SOMEBODY WHO SOUNDS RESONANCE TO SOMEBODY WHO SOUNDS THE WAY TRUMP SOUNDS THEN THE WAY TRUMP SOUNDS THEN TALKING ABOUT WHAT DONALD TRUMP TALKING ABOUT WHAT DONALD TRUMP IS DOING TO HIS OWN KIND OF IS DOING TO HIS OWN KIND OF WORLD? WORLD?>>I DON’T THINK SO.>>I DON’T THINK SO. I THINK THESE PEOPLE ARE I THINK THESE PEOPLE ARE SPECIFICALLY DEVOTED TO THIS SPECIFICALLY DEVOTED TO THIS PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT. WE HAVE TO ACKNOWLEDGE BILL WELD WE HAVE TO ACKNOWLEDGE BILL WELD IS POLLING IN DOUBLE DIGITS. IS POLLING IN DOUBLE DIGITS. IMAGINE IF SOMEBODY WAS RUNNING IMAGINE IF SOMEBODY WAS RUNNING AGAINST OBAMA POLLING IN DOUBLE AGAINST OBAMA POLLING IN DOUBLE DIGITS. DIGITS. NOW TRYING TO COVER THIS NOW TRYING TO COVER THIS ADMINISTRATION IS LAKE TRYING TO ADMINISTRATION IS LAKE TRYING TO CATCH CONFETTI. CATCH CONFETTI. WE CAN’T COVER IT ALL. WE CAN’T COVER IT ALL. I WANT TO TALK ABOUT CHARLIE’S I WANT TO TALK ABOUT CHARLIE’S POINT ABOUT, YOU KNOW, KIND OF POINT ABOUT, YOU KNOW, KIND OF APPEALING TO SOME OF THOSE APPEALING TO SOME OF THOSE VOTERS, YOU KNOW, THE VOTERS, YOU KNOW, THE ROMNEY/CLINTON VOTERS. ROMNEY/CLINTON VOTERS. THEY’RE STILL REPUBLICANS, STILL THEY’RE STILL REPUBLICANS, STILL IDEOLOGICAL DIFFERENCES. IDEOLOGICAL DIFFERENCES. WHEN YOU TRY TO APPEAL TO THOSE WHEN YOU TRY TO APPEAL TO THOSE PEOPLE YOU RUN THE RISK. PEOPLE YOU RUN THE RISK. HOW CAN YOU APPEAL AND THEN COME HOW CAN YOU APPEAL AND THEN COME BACK AND TALK TO YOUR BASE? BACK AND TALK TO YOUR BASE? WHY NOT DOUBLE DOWN ON YOUR BASE WHY NOT DOUBLE DOWN ON YOUR BASE AND INSPIRE THOSE PEOPLE TO GET AND INSPIRE THOSE PEOPLE TO GET OUT INSTEAD OF TRYING TO APPEAL OUT INSTEAD OF TRYING TO APPEAL TO TRUMP VOTERS? TO TRUMP VOTERS? DOES THE TRUMP VOTE HIT DOES THE TRUMP VOTE HIT DIFFERENTLY OR WHAT? DIFFERENTLY OR WHAT? WHY ARE SO MANY PEOPLE FOCUSED WHY ARE SO MANY PEOPLE FOCUSED ON TRYING TO APPEAL TO THOSE ON TRYING TO APPEAL TO THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE TYPICALLY PEOPLE WHO ARE TYPICALLY REPUBLICANS? REPUBLICANS? I HAVE NEVER HEARD THE I HAVE NEVER HEARD THE REPUBLICAN PARTY SITTING AROUND REPUBLICAN PARTY SITTING AROUND TALKING ABOUT HOW CAN WE GET TALKING ABOUT HOW CAN WE GET THESE DEMOCRATS OVER TO OUR THESE DEMOCRATS OVER TO OUR SIDE? SIDE? ONLY DEMOCRATS DO THAT. ONLY DEMOCRATS DO THAT. I DON’T KNOW THAT IS A WINNING I DON’T KNOW THAT IS A WINNING STRATEGY. STRATEGY.>>I GUESS THE MATH QUESTION IS,>>I GUESS THE MATH QUESTION IS, JUST AS A STATISTICAL MATTER, JUST AS A STATISTICAL MATTER, ARE THERE MORE AVAILABLE ARE THERE MORE AVAILABLE DEMOCRATIC VOTERS WHO STAYED DEMOCRATIC VOTERS WHO STAYED HOME LAST TIME OR ARE THERE MORE HOME LAST TIME OR ARE THERE MORE OF THESE ROMNEY/CLINTON OF THESE ROMNEY/CLINTON POTENTIAL VOTERS? POTENTIAL VOTERS? WHICH IS A BIGGER POT? WHICH IS A BIGGER POT?>>I THINK THAT IS A REALLY>>I THINK THAT IS A REALLY DIFFICULT PIECE OF MATH IN PART DIFFICULT PIECE OF MATH IN PART BECAUSE IT IS HARD TO KNOW BECAUSE IT IS HARD TO KNOW EXACTLY HOW MANY DEMOCRATIC EXACTLY HOW MANY DEMOCRATIC VOTES WERE LEFT ON THE TABLE FOR VOTES WERE LEFT ON THE TABLE FOR HILLARY CLINTON IN 2016. HILLARY CLINTON IN 2016. IN MY MIND I THINK THIS MAY BE A IN MY MIND I THINK THIS MAY BE A CHOICE THE DEMOCRATS DON’T HAVE CHOICE THE DEMOCRATS DON’T HAVE TO MAKE IN SOME SENSE. TO MAKE IN SOME SENSE. IF YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT ROMNEY IF YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT ROMNEY CLINTON VOTERS YOU’RE TALKING CLINTON VOTERS YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT VOTERS A MAJORITY OF WHOM ABOUT VOTERS A MAJORITY OF WHOM WANT TO IMPEACH THE PRESIDENT IN WANT TO IMPEACH THE PRESIDENT IN TERMS OF THE POLLING WE’VE DONE TERMS OF THE POLLING WE’VE DONE IN LATE 2018 SO THERE MAY BE IN LATE 2018 SO THERE MAY BE CERTAIN KINDS OF VOTERS THAT CERTAIN KINDS OF VOTERS THAT ARE, HAVE NOT BEEN LOYAL ARE, HAVE NOT BEEN LOYAL DEMOCRATS FOR DECADES BUT ARE DEMOCRATS FOR DECADES BUT ARE NEVERTHELESS ONBOARD WITH WHAT NEVERTHELESS ONBOARD WITH WHAT DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES ARE LIKELY DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES ARE LIKELY TO OFFER AND SO YOU’RE ABLE TO TO OFFER AND SO YOU’RE ABLE TO MOBILIZE THE BASE AND KEEP SOME MOBILIZE THE BASE AND KEEP SOME OF THESE KINDS OF VOTERS ON YOUR OF THESE KINDS OF VOTERS ON YOUR SIDE. SIDE. FOR OTHER GROUPS OF VOTERS LIKE FOR OTHER GROUPS OF VOTERS LIKE THE ROMNEY THIRD PARTY VOTERS I THE ROMNEY THIRD PARTY VOTERS I THINK IT IS A MORE TRICKY THINK IT IS A MORE TRICKY QUESTION FOR DEMOCRATS. QUESTION FOR DEMOCRATS. THEIR PROFILE IS MUCH MORE THEIR PROFILE IS MUCH MORE MIXED. MIXED.>>THAT’S ALWAYS THE QUESTION.>>THAT’S ALWAYS THE QUESTION. YOU GOT A HUNDRED DOLLARS WHERE YOU GOT A HUNDRED DOLLARS WHERE ARE YOU GOING TO SPEND IT?

Beating Trump Won’t Change What The Republican Party Has Become


Recently, I read a phenomenal article by David
Farris writing for the week where he talked about the fact that defeat defeating Donald
Trump is not enough to change the structure to change what the Republican Party itself
has actually become. Now, this is something I have seen others
repeat this. We have said it plenty of times here on ring
of fire. Other commentators have said at Josh Holland,
uh, has been talking about this for quite some time to Chauncey D’Vega been talking
about it. A lot of people we’ve had as guests on ring
of fire, but we’re all kind of telling you the same thing folks. Donald Trump is not the cause of all of the
problems within the Republican Party. He is merely the latest symptom to emerge. We have people like Mitch McConnell, who long
before Trump was ever securing, securing the nomination, was holding a supreme court seat
vacant on the off chance that a Republican won that 2016 election paid off for McConnell. But that wasn’t Donald Trump doing that. That wasn’t because of Donald Trump that it
was done. That was just good old republican obstruction
trying to circumvent the constitution and the powers of the presidency. A couple of weeks ago, as Ferris pointed out
in the week, you had Republicans in the state of North Carolina who on 9/11 when all the
Democrats went to the 9 /11 memorial, the Republicans went into Congress in essentially
you served power in that state. It’s disgusting. We’ve seen Republicans all over this country
long before Trump ever even decided to run for president slashing school budgets, destroying
teacher’s unions, enacting these racist voting id laws, committing voter purges, kicking
people of color off the voting rolls because, oh, we thought you were a criminal. We thought you were a felon and therefore
couldn’t vote. This stuff has been going on long before Donald
Trump and it’s going to be going on long after Donald Trump getting rid of Trump, which does
seem to be the number one priority for a lot of Democrats out there. That’s all they care about is who can beat
Trump. It doesn’t matter folks. The question is who can beat the Republican
Party? Who can change the way they are? Who can get them to come to the table, smack
them across the face if you need to, but tell them to stop being the way you are. Nobody’s going to do that. Nobody can do that obviously, but something
fundamentally has to change, has to shift within the Republican Party and for those
out there thinking that, well, yeah, it’s just the old, old, old white guys that are
the problem. Can I direct you to my district right here
in the state of Florida and introduce you to our representative Matt Gates? Matt Gates is the youth of the Republican
Party right now in Congress, and he’s no different than Mitch McConnell is. No different than Lindsey Graham or Jim Enihof. Matt Gates is the future of the Republicans
in the future is even worse than the current incarnation of the Republican Party. Jim Jordan’s out there doing the same kinds
of crap that Matt Gates is and there’s tons of them. Dan Crenshaw, one of the worst of the worst. There is no future for the Republican Party. The only thing that could stop them is the
new generation of voters who overwhelmingly are rejecting the ideologies of the Republican
Party itself. And that’s the only way to beat them, not
just get rid of their president, cause that’s just going to piss them off. Not Saying we shouldn’t do it, we 100% should,
but that’s not good enough. The voters have to show up. The voters in my district who are being harmed
by Republican party every day have to say, Matt Gates, you’re Outta here. We’re going for the Democrat for the first
time since the early 1960s and maybe that’ll make things better around this place. Same thing all over this country. You want to change the Republican Party, then
you got to vote the psychopaths out of office from the bottom of the ticket all the way
to the top.

Trump Challenger Calls Republican Party A “Cult” After They Cancel Republican Primaries


On Monday on CNN, former Republican Representative
Joe Walsh, who is now challenging Donald Trump in the 2020 republican primary said that the
Republican Party of today has become a cult and they’re all about quote, washing their
leader’s feet every day. Joe Walsh is absolutely 100% correct with
his analysis of today’s Republican Party, and it’s not just about the voters in the
Republican Party because Joe Walsh here was actually calling out the leadership of both
the National Republican Party and the State Republican parties because Walsh is furious
over the fact that you have states, a Nevada, Kansas, South Carolina that are actually canceling
their Republican primaries for 2020 leaving people like Walsh and, uh, Bill Weld and Mark
Sanford with virtually no chance of being able to get votes to be on the ballot in place
of Donald Trump. Here’s the thing though, while I do agree
that it is wrong for these states to do this, just as I think it would be wrong if they
were doing it to a Democrat with democratic challengers, here’s the thing. Joe Walsh is not seriously running for president. Bill Weld is not seriously running for president. Mark Sanford is not seriously running for
president. If they were, these challenges would have
taken place at the beginning of this year. They would have gone out there and gotten
to know voters and not wait until late August, early September to finally say, whew, I’m
going to go ahead and run for president against Donald Trump today. Let’s see how that works out for us. Yeah, I’ll be back by noon. No, you didn’t fund raise. You don’t even have enough time to travel
to all of the places you have to travel and you don’t even have enough time to make a
good logo for your campaign. You’re not seriously running. You want to run in the future though. That’s what this is about. You want to get out there and get your name
known. Go out there. Act like you never supported Trump to begin
with. Apologize if you did support Trump, but also
make it clear as Joe Walsh has done that you support every policy this president’s ever
put in place. Your only beef with him is his personality. You love what he’s done. Those cages on the southern border. Beautiful with those children or that wall
idea. Heck yeah. Let’s build at 10 feet higher than even what
Donald Trump said war with Iran. Cha. You betcha. Crashing the economy with the tariffs. Not a problem for Joe Walsh. The only thing he doesn’t like is the way
Donald Trump is. Everything else is totally okay. Same goes for Bill Weld. Same goes from Mark Sanford. Same goes for any other Republican out there
saying, I’m a never Trump republican because I just don’t like the way he acts. No, he acts like the rest of you would act
if you had no outward class. Don’t get me wrong, you all have no class,
but you’re able to present yourself as if you do. Trump can’t do that. I mean, if it wasn’t for the upbringing, Donald
Trump would probably be living in a trailer somewhere, but instead he’s living in the
White House. But that’s what Trump is. Trump, Trump’s white trash and that’s what
you Republicans don’t like because he says the quiet parts loud. He’s overt with it, not covert. That’s why Joe Walsh is mounting this little
challenge that has zero chance of success, but Joe Walsh is gonna get his name known. Joe Walsh is going to be in the media. Joe Walsh is going to be talked about, and
that is going to put Joe Walsh in a very good position to run against whatever incumbent
Democrat is running in 2024.

Kinder Guardians | Who Is America? | Sacha Baron Cohen SHOWTIME Series


[speaking Hebrew] My name– Colonel Erran Morad. I am the terrorist terminator. [gunshot] In America, there is big problem
of shootings in schools. The NRA want to arm
the teachers. This is crazy. They should be arming
the children. Yalla!
Let’s go! ♪ hard rock music ♪ ♪♪♪ To get deadly weapons
into the hands of America’s schoolchildren, I needed the help of gun-rights
hero Philip Van Cleave. My next guest
is a gun-rights advocate who says the Bushmaster
semi-automatic rifle, the type of rifle
that Adam Lanza used to kill 20 children
and six more adults, is “a blast to shoot with. Guns are fun. Some of them are much
more cool than others.” Are you proud
of what you said? It’s just a fact. In America, there have been
a lot of shootings in the school and in the university. What do the liberals say
is the reason for this and the solution? Well, they blame it on guns.
[scoffs] Yeah, it’s crazy,
because people– They blame it on the guns?
Yes. [speaking Hebrew]
Meshugge.
Yes, it is. We start
a program in Israel for kinder-guardians.
Okay. We train them from the age
16 down to the age three. Yeah, well, I-I think
it would be a-a good idea. We– We’ve been
pushing something along this line for years, but really haven’t gotten
any traction with it. We were thinking seventh
or eighth grade. You’re talking
much younger than that. My son was
in the very first program. May he rest in peace. Uh, he died
doing what I love. Yeah, they haven’t
quite developed, uh, what we call “conscience,”
where you– you feel guilty about
doing something wrong. That’s developing.
You’re learning right and wrong. If they haven’t
developed that yet, they could be
very effective soldiers. This year,
in our state government, they had a bill put in that
would have made it illegal for someone four years old
to 12 years old to have access to a gun. Oh, we killed–
We killed the bill.
What? They tried to stop
four-year-old children from having access
to guns? Yes. Yes. What is the logic
that these people come up with? They just think that children,
uh, can’t handle them. We want three-year-olds
who are real experts at what they’re doing,
not three-year-olds who are reckless.
Yeah. And we don’t teach
two-year-olds, because they call it the
“terrible twos” for a reason. Yes, there’s a reason.
Yes. So, I would like you to help me
do instructional video for three-year-olds. Okay. ♪ whimsical music ♪ ♪♪♪ [school bell rings] Shalom, children. My name Erran Morad. I here to show you that guns,
when used responsibly, with training from grown-ups, can help keep you safe
in your school. Here to help teach you
is Philip Van Cleave. Not every strange man
you meet gonna be friendly and non-threatening like me. Today,
we’re going to teach you how you can stop
these naughty men and have them
take a long nap. That’s right, and that’s
why you’re going to meet a friend of mine. His name is Puppy Pistol.
[dog barks] Now, Philip, will you show us
how to feed Puppy Pistol? To feed him,
take his lunchbox and push it into his tummy,
like this. Just remember to point
Puppy Pistol’s mouth right at the middle
of the bad man. If he has a big, fat tummy,
point at that. [laughs] Great! It’s fun.
Okay. Puppy Pistol is part
of a whole group of new friends that your parents can get you
called Gunimals. Wouldn’t you love to meet
this little Gunny Rabbit? He’s ready to put the naughty
man on a very long time-out. How about the magical Uzicorn? Well, this is one for the girls. It’s a lovely little unicorn
that you can play with. Dino-Gun can stop
an entire crowd of bad men. And, tots,
you’ve got to learn that Dino-Gun eats and spits
his candy really, really fast. Rocket Ship RPG
will take you to the moon. Or, rather, the bad guys
are going to the moon, if they attack your school
with a truckful of big, scary fireworks. And introducing BFF, a starter gun for infants
24 months and under. BFF is so easy to fire,
even a baby can use it. BFF wants to help you pull
the string on a bad guy. Make bang-bang. ♪ whimsical music ♪ [to the tune of “Head,
Shoulders, Knees, and Toes”]
♪ Aim at the head, shoulders ♪ ♪ Not the toes ♪ ♪ Not the toes ♪
Fire! ♪ Head, shoulders,
not the toes ♪ ♪ Not the toes ♪
Fire! ♪ Eyes, ears,
and belly and nose ♪ ♪ Head, shoulders,
not the toes ♪ ♪ Not the toes ♪
Fire! [Erran] Now that I had
a common-sense training video, it was time to take it
to the nation’s capital. I just arrived
in Washington to see if someone will back
my kinder-guardians program. I needed to find politicians
who would fight for the Second Amendment right
of toddlers to bear firearms at preschool. So I met
with lobbyist Larry Pratt, director
of Gun Owners of America, which have
1.5 million brave members. The evil’s in our hearts,
not in the guns. Do you think the liberals
are using these school shootings to further
their anti-tragedy agenda? They’re trying,
but it’s– it’s not that hard
to find a student who does think that way, because that’s what they’re
being taught in the schools. We actually found out
that, in schools, it not only important
to arm the teachers– important to arm
certain gifted children. Oh, that’s great. We train from 16-year-old,
uh, up to four years old. This segment
of the conversation would
absolutely cause heads to explode
here in this country. Not all.
Why? Because they will
be shot or… Because that they’re–
they’re so prejudiced against young people
having guns, and especially
in a school. The only thing that stop
a bad man with a gun is a good boy with a gun. Yeah.
Uh, even a good toddler. Exactly.
A toddler. Really. The great thing
about toddlers is, they don’t have
any fear of guns. This fear is really given
to you by the media. That’s a good point. Well, if they hear somebody
shouting, “Allahu Akbar,” they’re likely to
instinctively go for that gun. We had one problem
with this. There was a Muslim gardener
who was praying, and he said, “Allahu Akbar,”
and he got– He got shot. [laughing] Pray in– Pray in secret. Women need a gun, you know. My wife, she have a gun. And she shot me once. You know, what can I do? I get horny in the middle
of the night, but it’s not, uh, rape
if it’s your wife, eh? [both laugh] Right? Right? That probably won’t be
on the video we send to the Hill. Oh, no, no, no.
[laughs] What do I need in order
to introduce this program into America? There are
a few members of Congress that, I think,
would be as receptive to what you’re doing
as I have been. I’d be very happy to see
if we could get them interested, to set some time aside.
Great. Let’s see if we can stop
these anti-gun people from getting
everyone killed.
Yeah. Yeah, they’ve got blood
on their hands. Now that I had
this Pratt on board, I was welcomed into
the halls of Congress, where I sat down with
a House representative and outlined
my common-sense proposal. Oh, the– the– You want me
to say on television that I support
three- and four-year-olds with firearms? Is that what you’re
asking me to do? Uh, yes.
Hmm. You can…
Typically, members of Congress
don’t just hear a story about a program
and then indicate whether they support it
or not. I support
the kinder-guardians program. We, in America, would be wise
to implement it, too. It’s something that we should
think about, America, about putting guns in the hands
of law-abiding citizens, good guys,
whether they be teachers or whether they actually be
talented children or highly trained preschoolers. Maybe having many young people
trained and understand how to defend themselves
in their school might actually
make us safer here. A three-year-old cannot defend
itself from an assault rifle by throwing
a Hello Kitty pencil case at it. Our Founding Fathers
did not put an age limit on the Second Amendment. The intensive three-week
kinder-guardian course introduces
specially selected children from 12 to four years old
to pistols, rifles, semi-automatics, and a rudimentary
knowledge of mortars. In less than a month,
less than a month, a first grader can become
a first grenader. Toddlers are pure, uncorrupted
by fake news or homosexuality. They don’t worry if it’s
politically correct to shoot a mentally deranged gunman. They’ll just do it. The science behind
this program is proven. At age four,
a child processes images 80% faster than an adult, meaning that, essentially,
like owls, they can see in slow-motion. Children under five
also have elevated levels of the pheromone Blink-182, produced by the part of the
liver known as the Rita Ora. This allows nerve reflexes to travel along
the Cardi B neural pathway, to the Wiz Khalifa 40% faster, saving time and saving lives. When it comes to the safety
of our children… The way
to stop bad guy with a gun… Is a good kid with a gun. A g-good kid with a gun. A good child with a gun. Happy shooting, kids.

Why are some states canceling their GOP primaries and caucuses?


-The three people
are a total joke. They’re a joke. They’re a laughingstock. -Some Republican Party
state officials are canceling GOP primaries and caucuses
for the 2020 election. So far, Nevada, South Carolina,
Arizona, and Kansas have nixed plans
to hold these events. This means that residents
of these states will not have the option
to vote for President Trump’s Republican
primary challengers, Joe Walsh, Mark Sanford,
and Bill Weld. This is especially significant
in South Carolina and Nevada, two of the earliest
voting states in the primary
election cycle. Winning primaries
and caucuses here is key for any candidate seeking
their party’s nomination. -I would say this —
they’re all at less than 1%. I guess it’s a publicity stunt. -While the move clearly benefits
Trump by eliminating his competitors
from these early ballots, canceling primary elections
is actually common. The decision to hold a primary
or caucus is ultimately left up to the
party officials in that state. There are several instances
of state party leadership making the decision to forego
their nominating contests during a sitting
incumbent’s reelection year. This happened in 1992
during President George H. W.
Bush’s reelection bid. Eight states canceled
the Republican primaries and caucuses. His son, who faced
no major challengers, received the same treatment during his reelection
campaign in 2004, when 10 states canceled
their primaries. And it happens on both sides
of the aisle. When President Barack Obama
ran for a second term in 2012, 10 states canceled Democratic
primaries and caucuses. As for the 2020 primary season,
President Trump has said that canceling these elections
will save states money. -And those four states
don’t want to waste their money. Having primary campaigns and having a primary election
is very expensive. -His primary opponents
see it differently. -South Carolina, Arizona,
Nevada, and Kansas. I mean, think about this,
Anderson. They are denying Americans
the right to vote. -The odds of these candidates securing the 2020
Republican nomination are slim, and without primaries
or caucuses in key states, they’re looking at even
more of an uphill battle.