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“DEADLINE: WHITE HOUSE” WITH NICOLLE WALLACE STARTS NOW. NICOLLE WALLACE STARTS NOW.>>HI, EVERYONE, IT’S 4:00 IN>>HI, EVERYONE, IT’S 4:00 IN NEW YORK. NEW YORK. IN PUBLIC AND IN PRIVATE DONALD IN PUBLIC AND IN PRIVATE DONALD TRUMP IS REPORTEDLY SHANE BY THE TRUMP IS REPORTEDLY SHANE BY THE PROSPECTS OF AN ECONOMIC PROSPECTS OF AN ECONOMIC DOWNTURN. DOWNTURN. HAVING PINNED ALL OF THINKS HAVING PINNED ALL OF THINKS HOPES FOR RE-ELECTION ON THE HOPES FOR RE-ELECTION ON THE STRENGTH OF THE ECONOMY. STRENGTH OF THE ECONOMY. HE ALSO WOKE UP TO OMINOUS POLL HE ALSO WOKE UP TO OMINOUS POLL NUMBERS FROM HIS MOST FAVORITE NUMBERS FROM HIS MOST FAVORITE NETWORK, FOX NEWS, THAT SHOW HIM NETWORK, FOX NEWS, THAT SHOW HIM LOSING TO ALL OF THE TOP LOSING TO ALL OF THE TOP DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES FOR DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES FOR PRESIDENT IN 2020. PRESIDENT IN 2020. HERE ARE THOSE NUMBERS. HERE ARE THOSE NUMBERS. BIDEN BEATS DONALD TRUMP 50 TO BIDEN BEATS DONALD TRUMP 50 TO 38, BERNIE SANDERS 48 TO 39, 38, BERNIE SANDERS 48 TO 39, ELIZABETH WARREN 41 TO 39 AND ELIZABETH WARREN 41 TO 39 AND KAMALA HARRIS 45 TO 39. KAMALA HARRIS 45 TO 39. AND ON THAT TOPIC OF AND ON THAT TOPIC OF VULNERABILITY HAD, THE MOUNTING VULNERABILITY HAD, THE MOUNTING SIGNS OF GLOBAL ECONOMIC STRESS SIGNS OF GLOBAL ECONOMIC STRESS HAS ALARMED PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS ALARMED PRESIDENT TRUMP WHOSE WORRIED THE DOWNTURN COULD WHOSE WORRIED THE DOWNTURN COULD IMPERIAL HIS RE-ELECTION, EVEN IMPERIAL HIS RE-ELECTION, EVEN AS ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS AS ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS ACKNOWLEDGED THEY HAVE NOT ACKNOWLEDGED THEY HAVE NOT PLANNED FOR A POSSIBLE PLANNED FOR A POSSIBLE RECESSION. RECESSION. “THE NEW YORK TIMES” ADDS THIS, “THE NEW YORK TIMES” ADDS THIS, QUOTE, IN PRIVATE HE’S EXPRESSED QUOTE, IN PRIVATE HE’S EXPRESSED HIS OWN ANXIETY ABOUT THE HIS OWN ANXIETY ABOUT THE ECONOMY TAKING A DIVE, KNOWING ECONOMY TAKING A DIVE, KNOWING HIS ELECTORAL FORTUNES ARE HIS ELECTORAL FORTUNES ARE LIKELY TIED TO IT. LIKELY TIED TO IT. EVEN IF HE VENTS FRUSTRATION EVEN IF HE VENTS FRUSTRATION THAT HIS OPPONENTS ARE THAT HIS OPPONENTS ARE OVERSTATING THE TROUBLES. OVERSTATING THE TROUBLES. AS THE PRESIDENT’S ANXIETY METER AS THE PRESIDENT’S ANXIETY METER SURGES, HIS RALLY PERFORMANCE SURGES, HIS RALLY PERFORMANCE AND ANOTHER POINT OF PRIDE FOR AND ANOTHER POINT OF PRIDE FOR THE REALITY TV PRESIDENT HAS THE REALITY TV PRESIDENT HAS ALSO TAKEN A HIT. ALSO TAKEN A HIT. “THE NEW YORK TIMES” DESCRIBES “THE NEW YORK TIMES” DESCRIBES LAST NIGHT’S RALLY LIKE THIS, LAST NIGHT’S RALLY LIKE THIS, QUOTE, HIS SPEECH WAS AT TIMES QUOTE, HIS SPEECH WAS AT TIMES THE GREATEST HITS ALBUM, A THE GREATEST HITS ALBUM, A FAVORITE LINE, REPLAYING THE FAVORITE LINE, REPLAYING THE 2016 CAMPAIGN AGAINST HILLARY 2016 CAMPAIGN AGAINST HILLARY CLINTON. CLINTON. SHOULD NOTE SHE’S NOT RUNNING SHOULD NOTE SHE’S NOT RUNNING THIS TIME. THIS TIME. AND BASHING THE NEWS MEDIA, AND BASHING THE NEWS MEDIA, DEMOCRATS AND AMERICAN ALLIES IN DEMOCRATS AND AMERICAN ALLIES IN EUROPE. EUROPE. TYPICALLY RAMBLING, VEERING ON TYPICALLY RAMBLING, VEERING ON AND OFF SCRIPT SEEMINGLY ADD AND OFF SCRIPT SEEMINGLY ADD RANDOM, OVER AN HOUR AND A HALF. RANDOM, OVER AN HOUR AND A HALF. HE REPEATED POINTS HE HAD HE REPEATED POINTS HE HAD ALREADY MADE EARLIER IN THE ALREADY MADE EARLIER IN THE EVENING. EVENING. AS IF HE DID NOT REMEMBER AS IF HE DID NOT REMEMBER ALREADY MAKING THEM. ALREADY MAKING THEM. AT ONE POINT HE VEERED SO OFF AT ONE POINT HE VEERED SO OFF SCRIPT, HE ATTACKED A SUPPORTER SCRIPT, HE ATTACKED A SUPPORTER FOR BEING OVERATE. FOR BEING OVERATE.>>THAT GUY’S GOT A SERIOUS>>THAT GUY’S GOT A SERIOUS WEIGHT PROBLEM. WEIGHT PROBLEM. GO HOME, START EXERCISING. GO HOME, START EXERCISING. GET HIM OUT OF HERE, PLEASE. GET HIM OUT OF HERE, PLEASE. GOT A BIGGER PROBLEM THAN I DO. GOT A BIGGER PROBLEM THAN I DO. GOT A BIGGER PROBLEM THAN ALL OF GOT A BIGGER PROBLEM THAN ALL OF US. US. NOW HE GOES HOME AND HIS MOM NOW HE GOES HOME AND HIS MOM SAYS, WHAT THE HELL HAVE YOU SAYS, WHAT THE HELL HAVE YOU JUST DONE? JUST DONE?>>THAT IS WHERE WE START TODAY>>THAT IS WHERE WE START TODAY WITH SOME OF OUR FAVORITE WITH SOME OF OUR FAVORITE REPORTERS AND FRIENDS. REPORTERS AND FRIENDS. FROM “THE WASHINGTON POST,” FROM “THE WASHINGTON POST,” WHITE HOUSE BUREAU CHIEF PHIL WHITE HOUSE BUREAU CHIEF PHIL RUCKER. RUCKER. WITH US AT THE TABLE AXIOS WITH US AT THE TABLE AXIOS POLITICAL REPORTER ALEXI POLITICAL REPORTER ALEXI McCAMMOND, REPUBLICAN STRATEGIST McCAMMOND, REPUBLICAN STRATEGIST AND FORMER COMMUNICATIONS AND FORMER COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR FOR THE RNC, TIM DIRECTOR FOR THE RNC, TIM MILLER. MILLER. PLUS FORMER U.S. ATTORNEY JOYCE PLUS FORMER U.S. ATTORNEY JOYCE VANCE IS BACK AND REV AL VANCE IS BACK AND REV AL SHARPTON, HOST OF SHARPTON, HOST OF “POLITICSNATION” HERE ON MSNBC “POLITICSNATION” HERE ON MSNBC AND PRESIDENT OF THE POLITICAL AND PRESIDENT OF THE POLITICAL ACTION NETWORK. ACTION NETWORK. RUCK GER, RUCK GER, RUCKER, LET ME START WITH YOU. RUCKER, LET ME START WITH YOU. WHAT ABOUT LAST NIGHT? WHAT ABOUT LAST NIGHT?>>NICOLLE, IT WAS A RAMBLING>>NICOLLE, IT WAS A RAMBLING SPEECH THAT WENT ON FOR MORE SPEECH THAT WENT ON FOR MORE THAN AN HOUR AND HE VEERED THAN AN HOUR AND HE VEERED ACROSS SO MANY TOPICS. ACROSS SO MANY TOPICS. BUT I FOUND MOST INTERESTING BUT I FOUND MOST INTERESTING WHAT HE HAD TO SAY ABOUT THE WHAT HE HAD TO SAY ABOUT THE ECONOMY WHICH WAS BASICALLY YOU ECONOMY WHICH WAS BASICALLY YOU HAVE TO VOTE FOR ME BECAUSE THE HAVE TO VOTE FOR ME BECAUSE THE ECONOMY IS STRONG RIGHT NOW. ECONOMY IS STRONG RIGHT NOW. PRIVATELY OUR REPORTING HAS BEEN PRIVATELY OUR REPORTING HAS BEEN HE’S QUITE ALARMED AND RATTLED HE’S QUITE ALARMED AND RATTLED ABOUT SOME OF THESE NEGATIVE ABOUT SOME OF THESE NEGATIVE INDICATORS THAT WE’VE SEEN THIS INDICATORS THAT WE’VE SEEN THIS WEEK AND OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF WEEK AND OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF WEEKS AS WELL AS WHAT’S WEEKS AS WELL AS WHAT’S HAPPENING ABROAD WITH SOME OF HAPPENING ABROAD WITH SOME OF THESE FOREIGN COUNTRIES, THESE FOREIGN COUNTRIES, FOREECONOMIES. FOREECONOMIES. AND TRUMP IS CALLING OUT TO AND TRUMP IS CALLING OUT TO CEOs, TO FRIENDS, TO SOME OF HIS CEOs, TO FRIENDS, TO SOME OF HIS REAL ESTATE BUDDIES TRYING TO REAL ESTATE BUDDIES TRYING TO TAKE THEIR TEMPERATURE AND ALSO TAKE THEIR TEMPERATURE AND ALSO VOICING SKEPTICISM ABOUT SOME OF VOICING SKEPTICISM ABOUT SOME OF THE DATA THAT HE’S SEEING, THE DATA THAT HE’S SEEING, SAYING SOME OF THESE STATISTICS SAYING SOME OF THESE STATISTICS ARE NOT TO BE BELIEVED BECAUSE ARE NOT TO BE BELIEVED BECAUSE THEY’RE COOKED UP BY ECONOMISTS THEY’RE COOKED UP BY ECONOMISTS WHO HAVE AN ANTI-TRUMP BIAS. WHO HAVE AN ANTI-TRUMP BIAS. WE WILL SEE HOW THIS PLAYS OUT WE WILL SEE HOW THIS PLAYS OUT BUT IT’S NOT A PARTICULARLY GOOD BUT IT’S NOT A PARTICULARLY GOOD SIGN FROM SOME OF HIS ADVISERS. SIGN FROM SOME OF HIS ADVISERS.>>BECAUSE THIS DONALD TRUMP>>BECAUSE THIS DONALD TRUMP LET’S GO HIGH AND LOU. LET’S GO HIGH AND LOU. HE ATTACKED A MAN WHO TURNED OUT HE ATTACKED A MAN WHO TURNED OUT TO BE ONE OF HIS OWN SUPPORTERS. TO BE ONE OF HIS OWN SUPPORTERS. I DON’T KNOW WHERE THERE ARE I DON’T KNOW WHERE THERE ARE MANY SCHOOLS IN AMERICA YOU CAN MANY SCHOOLS IN AMERICA YOU CAN BULLY SOMEBODY LIKE THAT AND NOT BULLY SOMEBODY LIKE THAT AND NOT GET SUSPENDED. GET SUSPENDED.>>YEAH, THAT PROBABLY CALLS FOR>>YEAH, THAT PROBABLY CALLS FOR A TIME-OUT IN A LOT OF A TIME-OUT IN A LOT OF PRESCHOOLS IN AMERICA. PRESCHOOLS IN AMERICA. THE WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS THIS THE WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS THIS MORNING WERE SAYING PRESIDENT MORNING WERE SAYING PRESIDENT TRUMP ACTUALLY CALLED THAT TRUMP ACTUALLY CALLED THAT SUPPORTER FROM ABOARD AIR FORCE SUPPORTER FROM ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE LAST NIGHT ON HIS WAY BACK ONE LAST NIGHT ON HIS WAY BACK HERE TO NEW JERSEY. HERE TO NEW JERSEY. HE DID NOT APOLOGIZE, ACCORDING HE DID NOT APOLOGIZE, ACCORDING TO THE WHITE HOUSE. TO THE WHITE HOUSE. HE’S NOT SOMEBODY WHO EVER HE’S NOT SOMEBODY WHO EVER REALLY APOLOGIZES BUT HE DID REALLY APOLOGIZES BUT HE DID CONVEY TO THE SUPPORTER THAT HEP CONVEY TO THE SUPPORTER THAT HEP DID THE MEAN TO OFFEND HIM AND DID THE MEAN TO OFFEND HIM AND HE THANKS HIM FOR HIS SUPPORT. HE THANKS HIM FOR HIS SUPPORT.>>JOYCE, LET’S GO THERE BECAUSE>>JOYCE, LET’S GO THERE BECAUSE “THE NEW YORK TIMES” DID. “THE NEW YORK TIMES” DID. I READ THIS IN THE OPEN BUT I I READ THIS IN THE OPEN BUT I WILL READ IT AGAIN. WILL READ IT AGAIN. THE SPEECH, AS PHIL RUCKER SAID, THE SPEECH, AS PHIL RUCKER SAID, TYPICALLY RAMBLING, VEERING ON TYPICALLY RAMBLING, VEERING ON AND OFF SCRIPT, SEEMINGLY AT AND OFF SCRIPT, SEEMINGLY AT RANDOM, OVER AN HOUR AND A HALF. RANDOM, OVER AN HOUR AND A HALF. HE REPEATED POINTS HE HAD HE REPEATED POINTS HE HAD ALREADY MADE EARLIER IN THE ALREADY MADE EARLIER IN THE EVENING AS IF HE DID NOT EVENING AS IF HE DID NOT REMEMBER ALREADY MAKING THEM. REMEMBER ALREADY MAKING THEM. AND I HAVE BEEN ON JURY DUTY SO AND I HAVE BEEN ON JURY DUTY SO LET ME ENTER THAT INTO EVIDENCE, LET ME ENTER THAT INTO EVIDENCE, ALONGSIDE OF A COUPLE OF OTHER ALONGSIDE OF A COUPLE OF OTHER THINGS. THINGS. DAVID BROOKS REPORTED IN 2017 DAVID BROOKS REPORTED IN 2017 THAT A BUNCH OF REPUBLICANS CAME THAT A BUNCH OF REPUBLICANS CAME OUT OF A MEETING WITH DONALD OUT OF A MEETING WITH DONALD TRUMP EXPLAINED SOME SIGNS THAT TRUMP EXPLAINED SOME SIGNS THAT WERE SIMILAR TO THE EARLY STAGES WERE SIMILAR TO THE EARLY STAGES OF ALZHEIMER’S. OF ALZHEIMER’S. YOU’VE GOT REPORTING I THINK YOU’VE GOT REPORTING I THINK FROM PHIL’S NEWSPAPER, FROM FROM PHIL’S NEWSPAPER, FROM AXIOS AND OTHER PLACES THAT IN AXIOS AND OTHER PLACES THAT IN AND OUT OF THE ROOMS PEOPLE AND OUT OF THE ROOMS PEOPLE EITHER DISPARAGINGLY OR EITHER DISPARAGINGLY OR AFFECTIONATELY ARE SAYING AT AN AFFECTIONATELY ARE SAYING AT AN INCREASED CLIP, HE’S CRAZY. INCREASED CLIP, HE’S CRAZY.>>YOU KNOW, THERE’S PERVASIVE>>YOU KNOW, THERE’S PERVASIVE REPORTING AND DISREGARD AND IF REPORTING AND DISREGARD AND IF IT WAS GRANDPA, YOU WOULD IT WAS GRANDPA, YOU WOULD PROBABLY TAKE HIM TO SEE A PROBABLY TAKE HIM TO SEE A NEUROLOGIST OR SOMEONE WHO NEUROLOGIST OR SOMEONE WHO SPECIALIZES IN GERIATRIC SPECIALIZES IN GERIATRIC MEDICINE. MEDICINE. THAT HASN’T HAPPENED HERE — THAT HASN’T HAPPENED HERE –>>THAT WE KNOW OF.>>THAT WE KNOW OF.>>THAT WE KNOW OF IS RIGHT.>>THAT WE KNOW OF IS RIGHT. THE REMEDY IS THE 25th AMENDMENT THE REMEDY IS THE 25th AMENDMENT AND THAT REQUIRES AN INTACT AND THAT REQUIRES AN INTACT CABINET WHICH TRUMP DOES NOT CABINET WHICH TRUMP DOES NOT HAVE, WHETHER BY DESIGN OR NOT, HAVE, WHETHER BY DESIGN OR NOT, MOST OF THE CABINET IS ACTING MOST OF THE CABINET IS ACTING AND THERE’S NO WILL TO TAKE THAT AND THERE’S NO WILL TO TAKE THAT ON IN ANY EVENT. ON IN ANY EVENT.>>SO THERE’S NO WILL TO FILL A>>SO THERE’S NO WILL TO FILL A CABINET WITH THE KIND OF CABINET WITH THE KIND OF APPOINTEES THAT HAVE THAT POWER. APPOINTEES THAT HAVE THAT POWER. I WOULD PAUSE THAT THERE’S NOT A I WOULD PAUSE THAT THERE’S NOT A LOT OF WILL TO HAVE THIS LOT OF WILL TO HAVE THIS CONVERSATION BUT WHEN IT SHOWS CONVERSATION BUT WHEN IT SHOWS UP IN BLACK AND WHITE IN THE UP IN BLACK AND WHITE IN THE HARD COPY PRINT OF “THE NEW YORK HARD COPY PRINT OF “THE NEW YORK TIMES,” IT’S IMPOSSIBLE FOR ME TIMES,” IT’S IMPOSSIBLE FOR ME TO IGNORE IT. TO IGNORE IT. YOU HAVE THE WHITE HOUSE BEAT YOU HAVE THE WHITE HOUSE BEAT REPORTERS INCLUDING IN THEIR REPORTERS INCLUDING IN THEIR STORIES ABOUT THE RALLY THE MAN STORIES ABOUT THE RALLY THE MAN REPEATED HIMSELF AS THOUGH HE REPEATED HIMSELF AS THOUGH HE DIDN’T ALREADY MADE THOSE DIDN’T ALREADY MADE THOSE POINTS. POINTS.>>WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE FACT>>WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE FACT THAT GRANDPA IS NOT SITTING HOME THAT GRANDPA IS NOT SITTING HOME READING THE PAPER BUT HE’S ON READING THE PAPER BUT HE’S ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THE PAPER AND THE FRONT PAGE OF THE PAPER AND GRANDPA IS THE FOOTBALL WITH THE GRANDPA IS THE FOOTBALL WITH THE NUCLEAR BOMB MECHANISMS NEAR NUCLEAR BOMB MECHANISMS NEAR HIM, THIS IS CRAZY. HIM, THIS IS CRAZY. YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT A MAN YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT A MAN YESTERDAY THAT AT ONE POINT IN YESTERDAY THAT AT ONE POINT IN HIS SPEECH WAS ATTACKING HILLARY HIS SPEECH WAS ATTACKING HILLARY CLINTON, WHICH WAS 2 1/2 YEARS CLINTON, WHICH WAS 2 1/2 YEARS AGO, KEPT REPEATING HIMSELF, AGO, KEPT REPEATING HIMSELF, ATTACKS AN OVERWEIGHT SUPPORTER ATTACKS AN OVERWEIGHT SUPPORTER OF HIS THAT HE DIDN’T KNOW WAS OF HIS THAT HE DIDN’T KNOW WAS THERE SUPPORTING HIM. THERE SUPPORTING HIM. WE’VE BEEN HEARING OVER AND OVER WE’VE BEEN HEARING OVER AND OVER AGAIN HE’S LOSING IT. AGAIN HE’S LOSING IT. AND I THINK WHAT IS DRIVING THIS AND I THINK WHAT IS DRIVING THIS EVEN MORE, NICOLLE, IS THAT WITH EVEN MORE, NICOLLE, IS THAT WITH THE ECONOMY AFEARING TO BE THE ECONOMY AFEARING TO BE HEADED AT LEAST DOWNWARD, IF NOT HEADED AT LEAST DOWNWARD, IF NOT A RECESSION, WOULDAND YOU HAVE A RECESSION, WOULDAND YOU HAVE ENGLAND AND OTHER PROBLEMS IN ENGLAND AND OTHER PROBLEMS IN EUROPE, IT DRIVES HIM FURTHER EUROPE, IT DRIVES HIM FURTHER INTO WHATEVER CLOUDY AREA HE IS INTO WHATEVER CLOUDY AREA HE IS IN MENTALLY AND HE’S BECOMING IN MENTALLY AND HE’S BECOMING DESPERATE BECAUSE THE RACE CARD DESPERATE BECAUSE THE RACE CARD HE USED THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS HE USED THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS IS NOT WORKING. IS NOT WORKING. YOU CANNOT TELL FARMERS SITTING YOU CANNOT TELL FARMERS SITTING THERE WITH SOYBEANS AND OTHERS THERE WITH SOYBEANS AND OTHERS IN YOUR BASE THAT YOU CAUSED IN YOUR BASE THAT YOU CAUSED THESE TRADE WARS AND RUMORS, YOU THESE TRADE WARS AND RUMORS, YOU CAN’T TELL THEM THEY GOT IT, CAN’T TELL THEM THEY GOT IT, IT’S THEIR FAULT BUT SO LONG. IT’S THEIR FAULT BUT SO LONG. YOU TOLD ME YOU WOULD IMPROVE MY YOU TOLD ME YOU WOULD IMPROVE MY LOT AND IT’S NOT IMPROVED. LOT AND IT’S NOT IMPROVED. WHERE IS THE INFRASTRUCTURE WHERE IS THE INFRASTRUCTURE BILL? BILL? WHERE ARE THE THINGS HE PROMISED WHERE ARE THE THINGS HE PROMISED HIS OWN SUPPORTERS. HIS OWN SUPPORTERS. FORGET ABOUT US. FORGET ABOUT US. HE TOLD US WE WOULD NOT DO HE TOLD US WE WOULD NOT DO ANYTHING IN TERMS OF WHAT WE ANYTHING IN TERMS OF WHAT WE BELIEVE. BELIEVE. BUT THE INFRASTRUCTURE TO BUT THE INFRASTRUCTURE TO FARMERS, COAL MINERS, HE FARMERS, COAL MINERS, HE PROMISED ALL OF THAT AND HE PROMISED ALL OF THAT AND HE CAN’T BLAKE THAT ON BLACKS AND CAN’T BLAKE THAT ON BLACKS AND MEXICANS BECAUSE WE DON’T HAVE MEXICANS BECAUSE WE DON’T HAVE ANY OF THOSE JOBS. ANY OF THOSE JOBS.>>PART OF THE REASON WE’RE NOT>>PART OF THE REASON WE’RE NOT HEARING ABOUT INFRASTRUCTURE OR HEARING ABOUT INFRASTRUCTURE OR ECONOMIC PLAN FOR A POTENTIAL ECONOMIC PLAN FOR A POTENTIAL RECESSION AND WE ARE HEARING RECESSION AND WE ARE HEARING ABOUT HILLARY CLINTON AND ABOUT HILLARY CLINTON AND OVERWEIGHT MEN IN THE CROWD, OVERWEIGHT MEN IN THE CROWD, ELIZABETH WARREN, WHO HE CALLED ELIZABETH WARREN, WHO HE CALLED POCAHONTAS BECAUSE IT’S SO MUCH POCAHONTAS BECAUSE IT’S SO MUCH EASIER FOR DONALD TRUMP TO RUN EASIER FOR DONALD TRUMP TO RUN AGAINST AN ENEMY OF ANY SORT HE AGAINST AN ENEMY OF ANY SORT HE CAN IDENTIFY AND MAKE A CAN IDENTIFY AND MAKE A CARICATURE OF THEM AND DRAG THEM CARICATURE OF THEM AND DRAG THEM THROUGH THE MUD THAN IT IS TO THROUGH THE MUD THAN IT IS TO RUN FOR HIMSELF. RUN FOR HIMSELF. WHICH IS LACK OF A PLAN ON WHICH IS LACK OF A PLAN ON HEALTH CARE, INFRASTRUCTURE, HEALTH CARE, INFRASTRUCTURE, SOCIAL SECURITY. SOCIAL SECURITY. A LACK OF A PLAN TO DEAL WITH AN A LACK OF A PLAN TO DEAL WITH AN ECONOMIC RECESSION. ECONOMIC RECESSION. INSTEAD OF GETTING UP THERE AND INSTEAD OF GETTING UP THERE AND TOUTING WHAT CLAIMS IS A BOOMING TOUTING WHAT CLAIMS IS A BOOMING NATIONAL ECONOMY, HE CAN’T DO NATIONAL ECONOMY, HE CAN’T DO THAT. THAT. HE CAN’T RUN AGAINST HIMSELF OR HE CAN’T RUN AGAINST HIMSELF OR ON ALL OF HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS SO ON ALL OF HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS SO INSTEAD HE TARGETS ANYONE HE CAN INSTEAD HE TARGETS ANYONE HE CAN TO MAKE AN OPPONENT, TO TURN HIS TO MAKE AN OPPONENT, TO TURN HIS BASE AGAINST THAT PERSON. BASE AGAINST THAT PERSON.>>PHIL RUCKER TALKED ABOUT HIS>>PHIL RUCKER TALKED ABOUT HIS OWN SCEPTICISM, THE PRESIDENT’S OWN SCEPTICISM, THE PRESIDENT’S SCEPTICISM ABOUT ECONOMIC DATA. SCEPTICISM ABOUT ECONOMIC DATA. LET ME READ YOU SOMETHING THAT LET ME READ YOU SOMETHING THAT CAPTAIN RAMPIO OF “THE CAPTAIN RAMPIO OF “THE WASHINGTON POST” WRITES ON THE WASHINGTON POST” WRITES ON THE TOPIC OF FAKE STAFF. TOPIC OF FAKE STAFF. WHEN OBAMA WAS PRESIDENT AND THE WHEN OBAMA WAS PRESIDENT AND THE OFFICIAL ECONOMIC STATISTICS OFFICIAL ECONOMIC STATISTICS WERE GOOD, TRUMP SAIDER THIS WERE GOOD, TRUMP SAIDER THIS FAKE. FAKE. WHEN TRUMP BECAME PRESIDENT AND WHEN TRUMP BECAME PRESIDENT AND INHERITED THE DISABILITY SAME INHERITED THE DISABILITY SAME STATS, SUDDENLY THEY WERE REAL. STATS, SUDDENLY THEY WERE REAL. NOW THAT THEY’RE TURNING SOUTH, NOW THAT THEY’RE TURNING SOUTH, THEY’RE FAKE AGAIN. THEY’RE FAKE AGAIN. MY QUESTION FOR YOU IS, IS HE MY QUESTION FOR YOU IS, IS HE PUTTING TOO MUCH FAITH INTO WHAT PUTTING TOO MUCH FAITH INTO WHAT HE’S ALREADY PROGRAMMED HIS HE’S ALREADY PROGRAMMED HIS VOTERS TO DO, NOT BELIEVE THEIR VOTERS TO DO, NOT BELIEVE THEIR EYES, NOT BELIEVE THEIR EARS, EYES, NOT BELIEVE THEIR EARS, ONLY BELIEVE HIM. ONLY BELIEVE HIM. OR WOULD THE NUMBERS NOT LIE AS OR WOULD THE NUMBERS NOT LIE AS THE RIV SAID IN THE RIV SAID IN THE REV SAID? THE REV SAID?>>HE HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO DO>>HE HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO DO IT. IT. HE LIES. HE LIES. HE CAN ONLY TELL HIS ADVISERS HE CAN ONLY TELL HIS ADVISERS NOT TO LISTEN TO THE EXPERTS. NOT TO LISTEN TO THE EXPERTS. ELECTORATES TOLD HIM NOT TO RUN ELECTORATES TOLD HIM NOT TO RUN AND HE WOULDN’T WIN. AND HE WOULDN’T WIN. SO NOW HE’S HERE IN THE WHITE SO NOW HE’S HERE IN THE WHITE HOUSE AND THE SAME NERDS OR HOUSE AND THE SAME NERDS OR WEENIES, WHATEVER HE CALLED WEENIES, WHATEVER HE CALLED THEM, WEENIES, SERIOUSLY, HE THEM, WEENIES, SERIOUSLY, HE CALLED THEM WEENIES — CALLED THEM WEENIES –>>I WON’T TAKE THAT PERSONALLY>>I WON’T TAKE THAT PERSONALLY AS A FORMER STAFFER. AS A FORMER STAFFER.>>THAT’S OKAY.>>THAT’S OKAY. AND SO I THINK WHAT HE’S GOING AND SO I THINK WHAT HE’S GOING TO DO TO GO FORWARD ALL THE WAY TO DO TO GO FORWARD ALL THE WAY UP UNTIL NOVEMBER OF NEXT YEAR UP UNTIL NOVEMBER OF NEXT YEAR IS YOU CAN EITHER BELIEVE ME OR IS YOU CAN EITHER BELIEVE ME OR YOUR LYING EYES AND SAY THE YOUR LYING EYES AND SAY THE ECONOMY IS GREAT NO MATTER WHAT ECONOMY IS GREAT NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS, NO MATTER HOW BAD IT HAPPENS, NO MATTER HOW BAD IT GETS. GETS.>>PHIL RUCKER, YOU’RE>>PHIL RUCKER, YOU’RE PROPERTYING ON THE PRESIDENT’S PROPERTYING ON THE PRESIDENT’S ANGST ABOUT THE ECONOMY TODAY IS ANGST ABOUT THE ECONOMY TODAY IS SO INTERESTING. SO INTERESTING. I HEARD ANECDOTALLY THE I HEARD ANECDOTALLY THE PRESIDENT’S CALCULATION ON 2020 PRESIDENT’S CALCULATION ON 2020 IS HE’S IN DECENT SHAPE IF, AND IS HE’S IN DECENT SHAPE IF, AND ONLY IF, THE ECONOMY HOLDS UP. ONLY IF, THE ECONOMY HOLDS UP. IS THERE ANY INDICATION THAT — IS THERE ANY INDICATION THAT — AND I’M NOT SURE HOW HE TURNS AND I’M NOT SURE HOW HE TURNS ANY HARDER, AND YOU AND YOUR ANY HARDER, AND YOU AND YOUR CLOEG CLOEG COLLEAGUES HAVE A GREAT PIECE COLLEAGUES HAVE A GREAT PIECE ABOUT PAPER STRAWS. ABOUT PAPER STRAWS. BUT THE CREATURES ARE SORT OF BUT THE CREATURES ARE SORT OF ONE, THE MAGIC HE FEELS HE ONE, THE MAGIC HE FEELS HE CREATES NOTICE ROOM. CREATES NOTICE ROOM. TWO, THE CULTURE ISSUES YOU ALL TWO, THE CULTURE ISSUES YOU ALL WROTE ABOUT THIS WEEK, PLASTIC WROTE ABOUT THIS WEEK, PLASTIC STRAWS, ATTACKING NFL PLAYERS, STRAWS, ATTACKING NFL PLAYERS, THE WEDGE ISSUES. THE WEDGE ISSUES. AND THE THIRD YOU REPORTED ON AND THE THIRD YOU REPORTED ON TODAY, THE ECONOMY HOLDING UP, TODAY, THE ECONOMY HOLDING UP, IS THERE ANY INKLING OR ANY TALK IS THERE ANY INKLING OR ANY TALK OF ANYTHING ELSE BEING OUT THERE OF ANYTHING ELSE BEING OUT THERE FOR THIS PRESIDENT TO CLING TO? FOR THIS PRESIDENT TO CLING TO?>>THAT’S ABOUT IT RIGHT NOW,>>THAT’S ABOUT IT RIGHT NOW, NICOLLE. NICOLLE. THE ONE HOPE THAT TRUMP HAS THAT THE ONE HOPE THAT TRUMP HAS THAT HE COULD HAVE A HUGE FOREIGN HE COULD HAVE A HUGE FOREIGN POLICY BREAKTHROUGH POTENTIALLY POLICY BREAKTHROUGH POTENTIALLY BETWEEN NOW AND THE ELECTION. BETWEEN NOW AND THE ELECTION. HE’S OBVIOUSLY — HE’S OBVIOUSLY –>>THAT’S SCARY.>>THAT’S SCARY.>>HE IS RELYING ON NORTH KOREA,>>HE IS RELYING ON NORTH KOREA, WANTS THAT SORT OF A DEAL ON KIM WANTS THAT SORT OF A DEAL ON KIM JONG-UN AND POTENTIALLY IF JONG-UN AND POTENTIALLY IF THERE’S SOME BREAKTHROUGH THAT THERE’S SOME BREAKTHROUGH THAT WE CAN’T IMAGINE HAPPENING TODAY WE CAN’T IMAGINE HAPPENING TODAY IF THAT WERE TO OCCUR, THAT IF THAT WERE TO OCCUR, THAT COULD CHANGE THE DYNAMIC, COULD CHANGE THE DYNAMIC, SIMILARLY IF THERE WERE SOME SIMILARLY IF THERE WERE SOME SORT OF WAR OR NATIONAL SECURITY SORT OF WAR OR NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT TO THE HOMELAND THAT HE THREAT TO THE HOMELAND THAT HE WAS RESPONDING TO, THAT WOULD WAS RESPONDING TO, THAT WOULD CHANGE THE POLITICAL CALCULUS. CHANGE THE POLITICAL CALCULUS. BUT RIGHT NOW THE TRUMP ADVISERS BUT RIGHT NOW THE TRUMP ADVISERS ARE THINKING ABOUT THE ECONOMY, ARE THINKING ABOUT THE ECONOMY, THINKING THINKING THINKING ABOUT THESE CULTURE THINKING ABOUT THESE CULTURE ISSUES AND THAT’S THE ONLY CARD ISSUES AND THAT’S THE ONLY CARD THEY HAVE TO PLAY AND IT’S THEY HAVE TO PLAY AND IT’S DANGEROUS AND RISKY. DANGEROUS AND RISKY. UNLIKE IN 2012 WHEN BARACK OBAMA UNLIKE IN 2012 WHEN BARACK OBAMA WAS RUNNING FOR RE-ELECTION THIS WAS RUNNING FOR RE-ELECTION THIS A DOWN ECONOMY, OBAMA HAD SO A DOWN ECONOMY, OBAMA HAD SO MUCH SORT OF POPULAR GOODWILL MUCH SORT OF POPULAR GOODWILL AMONG THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, AMONG THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, PEOPLE WANTED HIM TO SUCCEEDS, PEOPLE WANTED HIM TO SUCCEEDS, THAT IT HELPED PREVENT MITT THAT IT HELPED PREVENT MITT ROMNEY FROM RUNNING THAT ROMNEY FROM RUNNING THAT ELECTION. ELECTION. BUT THAT GOODWILL DOES NOT BUT THAT GOODWILL DOES NOT EXIST, AT LEAST ACCORDING TO THE EXIST, AT LEAST ACCORDING TO THE POLLING WE HAVE SEEN, WITH POLLING WE HAVE SEEN, WITH DONALD TRUMP. DONALD TRUMP.>>SO PHIL JUST PERFECTLY FRAMED>>SO PHIL JUST PERFECTLY FRAMED MY NEXT QUESTION FOR ALL OF YOU. MY NEXT QUESTION FOR ALL OF YOU. ALL HE’S GOT IS STOKING RACIAL ALL HE’S GOT IS STOKING RACIAL ANIMUS IN THIS COUNTRY, SPINNING ANIMUS IN THIS COUNTRY, SPINNING OR LYING ABOUT THE STRENGTH OF OR LYING ABOUT THE STRENGTH OF THE ECONOMY, WHICH IS STILL GOOD THE ECONOMY, WHICH IS STILL GOOD BUT NOT AS GOOD AS HE SAYS IT BUT NOT AS GOOD AS HE SAYS IT IS, AND WE HAVE FLASHING YELLOW IS, AND WE HAVE FLASHING YELLOW LIGHTS ON THE FOREIGN POLICY LIGHTS ON THE FOREIGN POLICY FRONT AS WELL. FRONT AS WELL. IF YOU LOOK AT THE NEWS FROM FOX IF YOU LOOK AT THE NEWS FROM FOX NEWS, NO LESS, AND IF YOU DO NEWS, NO LESS, AND IF YOU DO DOWN FARTHER THAN THE TOP FOUR, DOWN FARTHER THAN THE TOP FOUR, HE’S STILL IN A VERY, VERY TIGHT HE’S STILL IN A VERY, VERY TIGHT RACE. RACE. I GUESS MY QUESTION, THE I GUESS MY QUESTION, THE PREDICTIONS I’M LOOKING FOR, IS PREDICTIONS I’M LOOKING FOR, IS HE SCARIER WHEN HE FEELS LIKE HE HE SCARIER WHEN HE FEELS LIKE HE ESCAPED A BAD FAITH LIKE BEING ESCAPED A BAD FAITH LIKE BEING EXONERATED FROM MUELLER, OR IS EXONERATED FROM MUELLER, OR IS HE SCARIER WHEN HE’S POLITICALLY HE SCARIER WHEN HE’S POLITICALLY WEAK AND DESPERATE? WEAK AND DESPERATE?>>I THINK HE’S PLENTY SCARY>>I THINK HE’S PLENTY SCARY RIGHT NOW AND DEMOCRATS SHOULD RIGHT NOW AND DEMOCRATS SHOULD NOT LOOK AT THOSE POLLS AND NOT LOOK AT THOSE POLLS AND BREATHE ANY KIND OF SIGH OF BREATHE ANY KIND OF SIGH OF RELIEF. RELIEF. THERE ARE STRUCTURAL ISSUES THERE ARE STRUCTURAL ISSUES BUILT INTO THIS ELECTION. BUILT INTO THIS ELECTION. THERE’S GERRYMANDERING, THERE’S THERE’S GERRYMANDERING, THERE’S VOTER SUPPRESSION AND UNLESS VOTER SUPPRESSION AND UNLESS DEMOCRATS STAY ON THAT DOWN DEMOCRATS STAY ON THAT DOWN UNTIL NOVEMBER OF 2020, TRUMP UNTIL NOVEMBER OF 2020, TRUMP COULD PULL THIS OFF. COULD PULL THIS OFF. HE WILL BE DANGEROUS LIKE A HE WILL BE DANGEROUS LIKE A WOUNDED ANIMAL. WOUNDED ANIMAL.>>WOW.>>WOW.>>AND THERE IS NO BOUNDARIES TO>>AND THERE IS NO BOUNDARIES TO WHAT HE WILL DO. WHAT HE WILL DO.>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT.>>BECAUSE YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT>>BECAUSE YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT A MAN WHO IS NOT ONLY LOOKING TO A MAN WHO IS NOT ONLY LOOKING TO STAY IN THE WHITE HOUSE, BUT STAY IN THE WHITE HOUSE, BUT HE’S ALSO LOOKING TO STAY OUT OF HE’S ALSO LOOKING TO STAY OUT OF JAIL OR AT LEAST THE COURTHOUSE. JAIL OR AT LEAST THE COURTHOUSE. SO HE’S GOING TO SWING WITH SO HE’S GOING TO SWING WITH EVERYTHING HE HAS. EVERYTHING HE HAS. I THINK FOR THE DEMOCRATS TO IN I THINK FOR THE DEMOCRATS TO IN ANY WAY RELAX THINKING WE GOT ANY WAY RELAX THINKING WE GOT THIS IN THE BAG OR WE SHOULD NOT THIS IN THE BAG OR WE SHOULD NOT COME WITH THE BEST CANDIDATE COME WITH THE BEST CANDIDATE WOULD PLAY RIGHT INTO HIS HANDS. WOULD PLAY RIGHT INTO HIS HANDS. BUT HE’S GOING TO HAVE A HARD BUT HE’S GOING TO HAVE A HARD TIME EVEN WITH A BREAKTHROUGH TIME EVEN WITH A BREAKTHROUGH WITH A FOREIGN SITUATION TO WITH A FOREIGN SITUATION TO CONVINCE PEOPLE THAT HE DID WHAT CONVINCE PEOPLE THAT HE DID WHAT HE SAID — HE DIDN’T PROMISE HE SAID — HE DIDN’T PROMISE THOSE FARMERS OR THE PEOPLE IN THOSE FARMERS OR THE PEOPLE IN APPALACIA OR THE PEOPLE IN APPALACIA OR THE PEOPLE IN PENNSYLVANIA THAT I’M GOING TO PENNSYLVANIA THAT I’M GOING TO BRING KIM JONG-UN TO THE TABLE. BRING KIM JONG-UN TO THE TABLE. THAT’S NOT WHAT HE PROMISED THAT’S NOT WHAT HE PROMISED THEM. THEM. BUT IF THE DEMOCRATS CAN BUT IF THE DEMOCRATS CAN ARTICULATE AND DRIVE THAT ARTICULATE AND DRIVE THAT MESSAGE HOME, HE WILL GET AWAY MESSAGE HOME, HE WILL GET AWAY WITH IT. WITH IT. A LOT OF IT IS GOING TO BE DOT A LOT OF IT IS GOING TO BE DOT THE DEMOCRATS UNDERSTAND WHAT THE DEMOCRATS UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY NEED TO DO? THEY NEED TO DO? IF ANYBODY CAN BEAT THEMSELVES, IF ANYBODY CAN BEAT THEMSELVES, DEMOCRATS HAVE THEN THEY CAN DO DEMOCRATS HAVE THEN THEY CAN DO THAT. THAT.>>REPUBLICANS WERE PRETTY GOOD>>REPUBLICANS WERE PRETTY GOOD AT SHOWING THEY CAN BEAT AT SHOWING THEY CAN BEAT THEMSELVES RUNNING AGAINST THEMSELVES RUNNING AGAINST DONALD TRUMP. DONALD TRUMP. JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING PREDICTED JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING PREDICTED CAME THROUGH, CHAOS PRESIDENT, CAME THROUGH, CHAOS PRESIDENT, HE’S A LIAR, HE DEBASED THE HE’S A LIAR, HE DEBASED THE OFFICE. OFFICE. I WATCHED OLDS FOOTAGE OF JEB I WATCHED OLDS FOOTAGE OF JEB BUSH AND EVERYTHING HE WARNED BUSH AND EVERYTHING HE WARNED ABOUT HAS COME TO PASS. ABOUT HAS COME TO PASS. WHATS YOUR ADVICE TO DEMOCRATS WHATS YOUR ADVICE TO DEMOCRATS AS THESE POLLS LOOK PROMISING AS THESE POLLS LOOK PROMISING BUT I AGREE WITH JOYCE AND THE BUT I AGREE WITH JOYCE AND THE REFB ABOUT REFB ABOUT REV ABOUT THE DYNAMICS? REV ABOUT THE DYNAMICS?>>I THINK WHAT THE DEMOCRATS>>I THINK WHAT THE DEMOCRATS NEED TO DO IS JUST ZERO IN ON NEED TO DO IS JUST ZERO IN ON THE ECONOMY, ON THE ECONOMIC THE ECONOMY, ON THE ECONOMIC ATTACKS ON HIM, ON THE WAY HE’S ATTACKS ON HIM, ON THE WAY HE’S LEFT PEOPLE BEHIND. LEFT PEOPLE BEHIND. LIKE YOU SAID, REV, WE GET LIKE YOU SAID, REV, WE GET CAUGHT UP IN ALL OF THESE CAUGHT UP IN ALL OF THESE SCANDALS OF THE DAY. SCANDALS OF THE DAY. THEY SHOULD TALK ABOUT IT. THEY SHOULD TALK ABOUT IT. THEY NEED TO FOCUS ON THE PEOPLE THEY NEED TO FOCUS ON THE PEOPLE DONALD TRUMP HAS LEFT BEHIND, DONALD TRUMP HAS LEFT BEHIND, THE PROMISES HE MADE TO THEM. THE PROMISES HE MADE TO THEM. THE WHOLE CAMPAIGN IS PROMISES THE WHOLE CAMPAIGN IS PROMISES KEPT. KEPT. HE HASN’T KEPT ANY OF HIS HE HASN’T KEPT ANY OF HIS PROMISES. PROMISES. THE MAIN THREE PROMISES WERE THE MAIN THREE PROMISES WERE MEXICO WOULD PAY FOR THE WALL, MEXICO WOULD PAY FOR THE WALL, HILLARY WOULD BE IN JAIL AND HE HILLARY WOULD BE IN JAIL AND HE WOULD DRAIN THE SWAMP. WOULD DRAIN THE SWAMP.>>AND HE WAS GOING TO BUILD A>>AND HE WAS GOING TO BUILD A WALL. WALL.>>THOSE ARE THE THREE THINGS.>>THOSE ARE THE THREE THINGS. HE HASN’T FOLLOWED UP ON ANY OF HE HASN’T FOLLOWED UP ON ANY OF THOSE. THOSE. THE MANUFACTURING BASE OF THIS THE MANUFACTURING BASE OF THIS COUNTRY HASN’T COME BACK. COUNTRY HASN’T COME BACK. SO WHAT IS HIS CARD IN HIS CARD SO WHAT IS HIS CARD IN HIS CARD IS GOING TO BE TO DIVIDE AND IS GOING TO BE TO DIVIDE AND ATTACK AND BE AS NASTY AND ATTACK AND BE AS NASTY AND DIVISIVE AS POSSIBLE COMING FROM DIVISIVE AS POSSIBLE COMING FROM ALL ANGLES, COMING FROM THE ALL ANGLES, COMING FROM THE RIGHT AND THE LEFT AGAINST RIGHT AND THE LEFT AGAINST DEMOCRATS AND THE ONLY WAY TO DEMOCRATS AND THE ONLY WAY TO DEFEAT HIM IS GOING TO BE GO DEFEAT HIM IS GOING TO BE GO RIGHT BACK AT HIM. RIGHT BACK AT HIM.>>SO TWO QUESTIONS FOR YOU,>>SO TWO QUESTIONS FOR YOU, JUST FIRST PICK UP ON — FROM JUST FIRST PICK UP ON — FROM ALL THAT YOU SEE IN YOUR FOCUS ALL THAT YOU SEE IN YOUR FOCUS GROUPS, THIS MESSAGE ABOUT THE GROUPS, THIS MESSAGE ABOUT THE ECONOMY THAT I HEAR INCREASINGLY ECONOMY THAT I HEAR INCREASINGLY FROM DEMOCTS ON THE CAMPAIGN FROM DEMOCTS ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL AND SMART DEMOCRATS AROUND TRAIL AND SMART DEMOCRATS AROUND THIS TABLE, THAT DOES REPRESENT THIS TABLE, THAT DOES REPRESENT BOTH AN OPPORTUNITY FOR BOTH AN OPPORTUNITY FOR DEMOCRATS AND VULNERABILITY FOR DEMOCRATS AND VULNERABILITY FOR TRUMP EVEN WITH THE SWING VOTERS TRUMP EVEN WITH THE SWING VOTERS YOU TALKED TO, RIGHT? YOU TALKED TO, RIGHT?>>THAT’S EXACTLY RIGHT BECAUSE>>THAT’S EXACTLY RIGHT BECAUSE THE SWING VOTERS WHETHER IT’S THE SWING VOTERS WHETHER IT’S PENNSYLVANIA, OHIO, WISCONSIN, PENNSYLVANIA, OHIO, WISCONSIN, MICHIGAN, THEY CAN SO EASILY — MICHIGAN, THEY CAN SO EASILY — AND THESE ARE FOLKS WHO VOTED AND THESE ARE FOLKS WHO VOTED FOR OBAMA TWICE AND THEN FOR OBAMA TWICE AND THEN SWITCHED TO DONALD TRUMP, THEY SWITCHED TO DONALD TRUMP, THEY CAN SO EASILY REGURGITATE CAN SO EASILY REGURGITATE NATIONAL HEADLINES THE ECONOMY NATIONAL HEADLINES THE ECONOMY IS DOING SO WELL. IS DOING SO WELL. AND THEN WE FLIP IT, ARE YOU AND THEN WE FLIP IT, ARE YOU FEELING THAT PERSONALLY IN YOUR FEELING THAT PERSONALLY IN YOUR WAGES AND PAYCHECK AND TWO, WAGES AND PAYCHECK AND TWO, THREE JOBS YOU’RE STRINGING THREE JOBS YOU’RE STRINGING TOGETHER TO AFFORD CHILDCARE? TOGETHER TO AFFORD CHILDCARE? AND THEY SAY NO. AND THEY SAY NO. THAT IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THAT IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR DEMOCRATS TO SAY YOU MIGHT THINK DEMOCRATS TO SAY YOU MIGHT THINK THE NATIONAL ECONOMY IS MOVING THE NATIONAL ECONOMY IS MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION NO MATTER IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION NO MATTER WHAT TRUMP IS TRYING TO DO WITH WHAT TRUMP IS TRYING TO DO WITH TARIFFS BUT IF IT’S NOT TARIFFS BUT IF IT’S NOT REFLECTED IN YOUR PAYCHECK, YOU REFLECTED IN YOUR PAYCHECK, YOU SHOULD THINK ABOUT THAT TWICE SHOULD THINK ABOUT THAT TWICE AND THREE TIMES IF YOU’RE GOING AND THREE TIMES IF YOU’RE GOING TO THE VOTING BOX ON ELECTION TO THE VOTING BOX ON ELECTION DAY NOVEMBER 2020. DAY NOVEMBER 2020. THAT IS WHAT’S REALLY THAT IS WHAT’S REALLY FASCINATING WHEN WE ARE HEARING FASCINATING WHEN WE ARE HEARING ECONOMIC STATS FROM DONALD ECONOMIC STATS FROM DONALD TRUMP, PEOPLE’S WAGES ARE NOT TRUMP, PEOPLE’S WAGES ARE NOT GOING UP. GOING UP. IT’S HEARTBREAKING TO HEAR FROM IT’S HEARTBREAKING TO HEAR FROM PEOPLE SAYING I MAKE $18 AN HOUR PEOPLE SAYING I MAKE $18 AN HOUR AND THAT’S ONLY BECAUSE I CAN AND THAT’S ONLY BECAUSE I CAN GET GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE TO PAY GET GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE TO PAY FOR MY CHILDCARE. FOR MY CHILDCARE. OTHERWISE I COULDN’T GET OTHERWISE I COULDN’T GET CHILDCARE FOR MY KIZ. CHILDCARE FOR MY KIZ. DONALD TRUMP IS NOT TALKING DONALD TRUMP IS NOT TALKING ABOUT THAT. ABOUT THAT. HE’S NOT TALKING TO THOSE FOLKS. HE’S NOT TALKING TO THOSE FOLKS.>>IT’S SUCH A GOOD POINT IN>>IT’S SUCH A GOOD POINT IN TERMS OF THE TIME HE’S HAD TO TERMS OF THE TIME HE’S HAD TO SPEAK TO THEIR CONCERNS. SPEAK TO THEIR CONCERNS. I SPENT A LOT OF TIME WITH THESE I SPENT A LOT OF TIME WITH THESE TWO OBAMA VOTERS WHO VOTED FOR TWO OBAMA VOTERS WHO VOTED FOR TRUMP IN ERIE, P.A. AND TRUMP IN ERIE, P.A. AND MICHIGAN. MICHIGAN. IN THE FIRST SIX MONTHS THEIR IN THE FIRST SIX MONTHS THEIR JOBS HAD NOT COME BACK, OF JOBS HAD NOT COME BACK, OF COURSE. COURSE. BUT THEY WERE WILLING TO GIVE BUT THEY WERE WILLING TO GIVE HIM TIME. HIM TIME. I GUESS WHAT YOU’RE SEEING IS I GUESS WHAT YOU’RE SEEING IS THERE’S AN OPEN QUESTION NOW THERE’S AN OPEN QUESTION NOW ABOUT WHETHER HE HAD ENOUGH ABOUT WHETHER HE HAD ENOUGH TIME. TIME. I WANT TO PUT ONE THING FOR YOU I WANT TO PUT ONE THING FOR YOU FROM THIS FOX NEWS POLL. FROM THIS FOX NEWS POLL. VOTERS HAVE A NEGATIVE VIEW OF VOTERS HAVE A NEGATIVE VIEW OF BIDEN AND TRUMP BACKED BIDEN BY BIDEN AND TRUMP BACKED BIDEN BY A 43-10 MARGIN IN THE HEAD TO A 43-10 MARGIN IN THE HEAD TO HEAD. HEAD. THEY DON’T LIKE EITHER. THEY DON’T LIKE EITHER. WE HEARD A LOT OF THIS IN 2016, WE HEARD A LOT OF THIS IN 2016, DIDN’T LIKE THE CHOICES. DIDN’T LIKE THE CHOICES. IN THE BIDEN/TRUMP CASE, 43% TO IN THE BIDEN/TRUMP CASE, 43% TO 10% FAVOR BIDEN. 10% FAVOR BIDEN. SOME WOULDN’T VOTE FOR ANY AND SOME WOULDN’T VOTE FOR ANY AND SOME ARE UNDECIDED. SOME ARE UNDECIDED. THAT’S A FLASHING YELLOW IN THIS THAT’S A FLASHING YELLOW IN THIS POLL. POLL.>>ESPECIALLY AFTER THE 2016>>ESPECIALLY AFTER THE 2016 ELECTION. ELECTION. PEOPLE WHO DIDN’T LIKE HILLARY, PEOPLE WHO DIDN’T LIKE HILLARY, HE WON THEM BY 17% AND THE HE WON THEM BY 17% AND THE CRUCIAL BATTLEGROUND STATES THAT CRUCIAL BATTLEGROUND STATES THAT AFFORDED HIM HIS ELECTORAL AFFORDED HIM HIS ELECTORAL COLLEGE VICTORY. COLLEGE VICTORY. AND THERE’S SOMETHING ELSE IN AND THERE’S SOMETHING ELSE IN THAT POLL THAT THE AARON BLAKE THAT POLL THAT THE AARON BLAKE AT “THE WASHINGTON POST” WROTE AT “THE WASHINGTON POST” WROTE ABOUT THE BASE SUPPORT AND ABOUT THE BASE SUPPORT AND MARGIN OF ERROR BETWEEN THAT AND MARGIN OF ERROR BETWEEN THAT AND THE FOLK WHO ACTUALLY SUPPORT THE FOLK WHO ACTUALLY SUPPORT HIM. HIM. THE PEOPLE WHO APPROVE OF HIS THE PEOPLE WHO APPROVE OF HIS JOB IS HIGHER THAN THE VOTE JOB IS HIGHER THAN THE VOTE SHARE HE’S GETTING. SHARE HE’S GETTING. IT MIGHT BE FOURS OR FIVE IT MIGHT BE FOURS OR FIVE PERCENTAGE POINTS BUT THAT’S PERCENTAGE POINTS BUT THAT’S STILL SOMETHING HE HAS TO THINK STILL SOMETHING HE HAS TO THINK ABOUT WHEN HE’S PLAYING TO THIS ABOUT WHEN HE’S PLAYING TO THIS BASE OF SUPPORTERS WHO ARE BASE OF SUPPORTERS WHO ARE MOSTLY WHITE AND MIGHT APPROVE MOSTLY WHITE AND MIGHT APPROVE OF THE DOG HE’S DOINGING BUT ARE OF THE DOG HE’S DOINGING BUT ARE HIM AGAIN. HIM AGAIN.>>AND DON’T FORGET THE POPULAR>>AND DON’T FORGET THE POPULAR RHETORIC HE FALLS BACK ON. RHETORIC HE FALLS BACK ON. HE SAID HE WOULD GO AFTER HE SAID HE WOULD GO AFTER PRESCRIPTION DRUG COMPANIES AND PRESCRIPTION DRUG COMPANIES AND BANKS. BANKS. HE HASN’T DONE ANY OF THAT. HE HASN’T DONE ANY OF THAT. I THINK A LOT OF VOTERS WHO I THINK A LOT OF VOTERS WHO FLIPPED FROM OBAMA TO HIX, THEY FLIPPED FROM OBAMA TO HIX, THEY GOOD RESONATED IN THE SCANDAL. GOOD RESONATED IN THE SCANDAL.>>YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER WE TALK>>YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER WE TALK ABOUT OBAMA HAD A BAD ECONOMY IN ABOUT OBAMA HAD A BAD ECONOMY IN ’12 AND MOVING FORWARD, HE ’12 AND MOVING FORWARD, HE INHERITED A BAD ECONOMY AND INHERITED A BAD ECONOMY AND PEOPLE WERE SAYING WELL, HE TO PEOPLE WERE SAYING WELL, HE TO FIX IT. FIX IT. THIS MAN INHERITED A GOOD THIS MAN INHERITED A GOOD ECONOMY. ECONOMY.>>THAT’S FAIR.>>THAT’S FAIR.>>AND HE HAS NOT DELIVERED.>>AND HE HAS NOT DELIVERED. SO HE’S LIKE A DENTIST GIVING SO HE’S LIKE A DENTIST GIVING YOU NORV ACANE BUT WHEN THE YOU NORV ACANE BUT WHEN THE NOVOCAIN WEARS OFF, YOU HAVE A NOVOCAIN WEARS OFF, YOU HAVE A POLITICAL POLITICAL TOOTHACHE. POLITICAL POLITICAL TOOTHACHE. PEOPLE ARE HURTING. PEOPLE ARE HURTING. THE NOVOCAIN IS WEARING OFF AND THE NOVOCAIN IS WEARING OFF AND YOU CAN’T GET ANOTHER SHOT IN MY YOU CAN’T GET ANOTHER SHOT IN MY JAW, MR. TRUMP. JAW, MR. TRUMP. WHERE’S MY JOB? WHERE’S MY JOB?>>PHIL RUCKER, I WANT TO GIVE>>PHIL RUCKER, I WANT TO GIVE YOU THE LAST WORD AND YOUR YOU THE LAST WORD AND YOUR INSIGHTS AND REPORTING AND INSIGHTS AND REPORTING AND ANALYSIS ON HOW TRUMP READS ANALYSIS ON HOW TRUMP READS THESE POLLS. THESE POLLS. WE KNOW HOW HE READS COVERAGE WE KNOW HOW HE READS COVERAGE THAT’S TRUE THAT PEOPLE CLOSE TO THAT’S TRUE THAT PEOPLE CLOSE TO HIM ARE SOURCED ON, CALLS IT HIM ARE SOURCED ON, CALLS IT FAKE NEWS AND THE TRUER, THE FAKE NEWS AND THE TRUER, THE LOUDER THE SQUEAL FROM THE OVAL LOUDER THE SQUEAL FROM THE OVAL OFFICE. OFFICE. WHAT IS YOUR READ ON ANY OF THE WHAT IS YOUR READ ON ANY OF THE POLLS? POLLS? KELLYANNE CONWAY IS THE KELLYANNE CONWAY IS THE POLLSTER. POLLSTER. SHE CAN TELL A GOOD POLL FROM A SHE CAN TELL A GOOD POLL FROM A BAD POLL. BAD POLL. THE FOX NEWS POLL BEING THE FOX NEWS POLL BEING DISMISSED AS FAKE NEWS? DISMISSED AS FAKE NEWS?>>WELL, PUBLICLY, NICOLLE, IT’S>>WELL, PUBLICLY, NICOLLE, IT’S A PRETTY SIMPLE WAY TO THINK A PRETTY SIMPLE WAY TO THINK ABOUT IT. ABOUT IT. IF THE POLL SHOWS TRUMP WINNING, IF THE POLL SHOWS TRUMP WINNING, IT’S A REAL POLL. IT’S A REAL POLL. IT’S AN ACTUAL POLL. IT’S AN ACTUAL POLL. IF IT SHOWS HIM LOSING, IT’S A IF IT SHOWS HIM LOSING, IT’S A TOTALLY FAKE, DISGUSTING, TOTALLY FAKE, DISGUSTING, BIASED, RIGGED POLL. BIASED, RIGGED POLL. BUT THE PEOPLE IN THE WHITE BUT THE PEOPLE IN THE WHITE HOUSE, KELLYANNE CONWAY HOUSE, KELLYANNE CONWAY ESPECIALLY BUT OTHERS AS WELL ESPECIALLY BUT OTHERS AS WELL AND ON THE CAMPAIGN KNOW HOW TO AND ON THE CAMPAIGN KNOW HOW TO READ POLLS. READ POLLS. THEY KNOW THIS DATA IS NOT GREAT THEY KNOW THIS DATA IS NOT GREAT FOR THE PRESIDENT BUT THEY THINK FOR THE PRESIDENT BUT THEY THINK THEY STILL HAVE A CHANCE IN PART THEY STILL HAVE A CHANCE IN PART BECAUSE THEY VIEW THE DEMOCRATIC BECAUSE THEY VIEW THE DEMOCRATIC FIELD AS SOMEWHAT WEAK. FIELD AS SOMEWHAT WEAK. ONE POINT ON THIS CONVERSATION ONE POINT ON THIS CONVERSATION WE WERE JUST HAVING, I KEPT WE WERE JUST HAVING, I KEPT THINKING ABOUT A PHRASE TRUMP THINKING ABOUT A PHRASE TRUMP USED IN THE CAMPAIGN AND IT WAS USED IN THE CAMPAIGN AND IT WAS I ALONE CAN FIX IT. I ALONE CAN FIX IT. IT SEEMS LIKE THE REAL DANGER IT SEEMS LIKE THE REAL DANGER FOR HIM IS THAT A MAJORITY OF FOR HIM IS THAT A MAJORITY OF AMERICANS CONCLUDE THAT HE AMERICANS CONCLUDE THAT HE COULDN’T FIX IT. COULDN’T FIX IT. THAT HIM SORT OF PITCHING THAT HIM SORT OF PITCHING HIMSELF AS THEIR GENIUS WHO HIMSELF AS THEIR GENIUS WHO COULD FIX EVERYTHING THAT AILED COULD FIX EVERYTHING THAT AILED OUR SOCIETY AND COUNTRY AND OUR SOCIETY AND COUNTRY AND ECONOMY IS THAT HE’S MORE OF A ECONOMY IS THAT HE’S MORE OF A FRAUD.

Tomi Lahren FIRED


GLENN
BECK HAS OFFICIALLY PERMANENTLY BANNED TOMI LAHREN FROM THE
BLAZE. FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT HAVEN’T BEEN PAYING ATTENTION,
CONTROVERSY BEGAN WHEN TOMMY LAUREN WENT ON THE VIEW
AND SAID THIS.>>I AM PRO-CHOICE AND HERE IS
WHY. I AM A CONSTITUTIONAL, SOMEONE THAT LOVES THE
CONSTITUTION. I AM FOR LIMITED GOVERNMENT AND CAN’T SIT HERE
AND BE A HYPOCRITE. I THINK ñ I CAN SIT HERE AND SAY THAT AS
REPUBLICAN. I AM FOR LIMITED GOVERNMENT SO STAY OUT OF MY
GUNS AND YOU CAN STAY OUT OF MY BODY AS WELL.>>YOU NEED TO GO OUT AND SPEAK
TO WOMEN ABOUT THAT.>>I DO EVERY DAY AND I GET A LOT
OF ATTACKS FROM CONSERVATIVE WOMEN AS WELL. IT IS EQUAL HATE FROM ALL
SIDES FOR ME.>>THAT TURNED OUT TO BE TRUE.>>BEFORE WE GET TO EVERYTHING
THAT TRANSPIRED AFTER THAT I DO WANT TO REMIND THE AUDIENCE THAT
SHE DOES SAY ONE THING ON ONE PLATFORM, AND ANOTHER ON ANOTHER. ON THE BLAZE SHE
SEEMS TO APPEAR TO BE VERY
ANTI-PRO CHOICE. TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.>>THINK ABOUT IT THE
PRO-CHOICERS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE ON RARE AND SAFE ABORTIONS. THEN WE HAVE LENA DUNHAM WISHING
SHE COULD HAVE MURDERED A FETUS, WISHING FOR THE OPTION
TO KILL YOUR CHILD. DOESN’T SAY MUCH ABOUT THE
CAUSE, HER CHARACTER OR THE PRO-CHOICE MOVEMENT.>>SHE BASICALLY COMPARES HAVING
AN ABORTION TO KILLING BABIES IN THAT CLIP. SHE IS KIND OF ALL OVER THE PLACE ON THAT ISSUE. THAT GOES TO THE POINT THAT I HAVE BEEN MAKING ABOUT PEOPLE
LIKE HER. SHE DOESN’T REALLY BELIEVE ANYTHING. SHE DOESN’T
BELIEVE THE THINGS SHE SAYS, SHE SAYS THAT FOR SHOCK VALUE. THAT IS HOW SHE EARNS A PAYCHECK. WILL SHE TRANSFORM TO A CERTAIN MOLD THAT FITS ONE PLATFORM VERSUS ANOTHER? ABSOLUTELY. BUT
I DO THINK THERE IS SOME RAMIFICATIONS FOR HER GETTING FIRED. SHE MADE SENSE ONCE IN HER
LIFETIME WHEN SHE WAS ON THE VIEW.>>WHEN SHE SAID I TALK ABOUT IT
EVERY DAY, I WAS THINKING I DON’T REMEMBER SEEING ABOUT HOW
YOU ARE PRO-CHOICE EVERY DAY. AND OF COURSE YOU FIND THE CLIPS
WHERE SHE COMPARES PRO-CHOICE PEOPLE TO STRAIGHT UP BABY KILLERS. DON’T WORRY, YOU CAN
AVOID LOOKING LIKE A STRAIGHT UP BABY KILLER AS LONG AS YOU ARE NOT AS EXTREME AS LENA DUNHAM
AND HER PRO-CHOICE POSITIONS. SHE IS IRONICALLY LIKE A POLITICIAN. WHAT ROOM AM I IN? WHO AM I TRYING TO APPEAL TO? I AM AT THE BLAZE? YEAH, BLACK PEOPLE ARE TERRIBLE. WHAT IS
WORKING ON FACEBOOK THESE DAYS? ME BEING EVEN CRAZIER. THEN I
THINK THE BLACK GROUPS FIGHTING FOR CIVIL RIGHTS ARE LIKE THE KKK. HOW IS THAT FOR KNOTS? THAT
WENT VIRAL. THEN ON THE VIEW SHE THOUGHT THIS IS NICE, ALL OF A
SUDDEN I AM PRO-CHOICE.>>IT IS FRUSTRATING BECAUSE IT
IS INAUTHENTIC AND I THINK IT SHOWS YOU A CLEAR DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ESTABLISHMENT MEDIA AND
NEW MEDIA. I THINK SHE WILL HAVE A VERY EASY TIME FINDING ANOTHER
JOB IN ESTABLISHMENT MEDIA. ALL THEY LOOK FOR HIS ACTORS. THEY
DON’T LOOK FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE PRINCIPLED OR HAVE GENUINE
POLITICAL BELIEFS. THEY LOOK FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE WILLING TO READ A
SCRIPT AND WILLING TO SAY WHAT THEY WANT THEM TO SAY AND THAT
IS IT. I THINK SHE WILL BE FINE. AT THIS POINT IT DOESN’T
EVEN MATTER.>>PLEASE HIRE HER MSNBC.>>INCONCEIVABLE THAT THEY
WOULDN’T MAKE AN OFFER. I DO WANT TO FOCUS ON ANOTHER PART I THINK IS IMPORTANT. POLITICAL
IDEOLOGY IS TRIBALLISTIC. YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO STRAY IN ANY WAY IF YOU OR ANY POLITICAL FORM
BECAUSE THE SECOND YOU DO YOU GET REJECTED. YOU WANT PROGRESS
AND YOUR POLITICAL PARTY TO EVOLVE. IN THIS CASE INSTEAD OF
APPLAUDING HER FOR MAKING SENSE AND MAY BE CONVINCING THE RIGHT WING TO EVOLVE, THE RIGHT WING
JUST REJECTED HER AND THEY ARE SUPER CLOSED MINDED. I SEE SIMILAR BEHAVIOR ON THE
LEFT. I THINK IT IS A PROBLEM. I THINK IT WILL FURTHER POLARIZE
US AND WILL NOT LEAD TO PROGRESS.>>NBC NEWS RECENTLY CALLED
HER OPPORTUNISTIC FOR JUST APPEALING TO A CERTAIN PORTION,
LEFT WING OF THE AUDIENCE. I REMEMBER AFTER BACKING OBAMA IN 2008 WHEN HE DID THINGS THAT
WERE OPPOSITE OF THE PROGRESSIVE MOVEMENT, I CRITICIZED HIM OFTEN
AND I GOT PUNISHED BY THE AUDIENCE. THEN I REMEMBER BEING
IN FAVOR OF BERNIE SANDERS AND PASSING OFF A LOT OF OUR
AUDIENCE WHO WERE FOR HILLARY CLINTON. THEN I REMEMBER
SUPPORTING HILLARY CLINTON IN THE GENERAL ELECTION, AND BEING CALLED SHILLARY FOR IT. WE ALL
HAVE DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES, AND THAT IS A GOOD THING AND WE SHOULD SHARE THAT WITH YOU. BUT
MANY OTHER PEOPLE DO NOT AGREE. THEY THINK I HAVE A NICHE HERE
AND I AM GOING TO SERVE THIS AUDIENCE AND BE EITHER SUPER LEFT ñ IF THERE ARE FOLKS LIKE
THAT IN OUR NETWORK THEN BLESS THEIR HEARTS. THEN THERE ARE
PEOPLE THAT THINK HILLARY WAS AWESOME. THAT IS OKAY, GOD
BLESS. BUT THE RIGHT WING DOESN’T THINK THAT WAY. IF YOU
STRAY FROM ORTHODOX EVEN A LITTLE BIT YOU ARE GONE.>>THAT IS RIGHT.>>IN THIS CASE I AM SO TORN
BECAUSE THEY ARE BOTH SO WRONG. ON THE OTHER HAND IF HE IS FIRING HER BECAUSE OF HER CRAP,
IT IS HARD NOT TO SYMPATHIZE WITH HER.>>THERE IS AN INSIDER AT THE
BLAZE WHO SPOKE TO THE MEDIA ABOUT GLENN THINKING ABOUT THIS ISSUE. AGAIN, TOMIWAS RIGHT
AND CALLING THEM HYPOCRITES. YOU CAN’T MAKE ARGUMENTS IN FAVOR OF
SMALL GOVERNMENT AND INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY WHILE YOU SIMULTANEOUSLY
TELL PEOPLE WHAT THEY CAN OR CAN’T DO WITH THEIR BODIES. THAT
WAS ONE OF THE FEW TIMES THAT TOMI LAHREN MADE ANY SENSE AND
WAS CONSISTENT IN HER THOUGHT PROCESS. SHE IS VERY
CONSTITUTIONAL AS SHE SAID IN THAT VIDEO.>>EVENT GLENN BECK IS GUILTY. THAT IS THEM SAYING WE FIRED HER FOR STEPPING OUTSIDE THE BOUNDS OF BEING CONSERVATIVE AND
INSULTING OTHER CONSERVATIVES. WE INSULT EACH OTHER ALL THE
TIME. THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT.>>IT IS ALMOST LIKE THEY ARE
SPECIAL LITTLE SNOWFLAKES.>>ALMOST. I LIKE HOW THEY SAY IT
IS NOT FIRE, SHE IS PERMANENTLY BANNED. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? EXPLAINING BECK’S ACTIONS HE SAYS THIS.>>UNIFY THE COUNTRY? GLENN BECK.>>HE IS SO FULL OF HIMSELF. THERE ARE NO WINNERS HERE. SHE IS A GIANT HYPOCRITE AND
CONSTANTLY CHANGES HER POSITIONS TO SUIT HER ADVANTAGE. AND HE IS
A TOTAL FRAUD WHO IS A SPECIAL LITTLE SNOWFLAKE. BUT IN HIS
MIND HE IS THE ONE THINKER ON THE RIGHT WHO CAN UNIFY THE COUNTRY. GOOD LUCK WITH THAT, GLENN.

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YOU CAN WATCH ON THE NBC NEWS APP OR ON ANY STREAMING DEVICE APP OR ON ANY STREAMING DEVICE OAR ON NBCNEWS.COM. OAR ON NBCNEWS.COM. 8:00 P.M. EASTERN. 8:00 P.M. EASTERN. “DEADLINE WHITE HOUSE WITH “DEADLINE WHITE HOUSE WITH NICOLLE WALLACE” STARTS RIGHT NICOLLE WALLACE” STARTS RIGHT NOW. NOW.>>>HI, EVERYONE, IT’S 4:00 IN>>>HI, EVERYONE, IT’S 4:00 IN NEW YORK. NEW YORK. WHEN DONALD TRUMP WALKS INTO THE WHEN DONALD TRUMP WALKS INTO THE HOUSE CHAMBERS TONIGHT, HE WILL HOUSE CHAMBERS TONIGHT, HE WILL BE MAKING THE KIND OF HISTORY BE MAKING THE KIND OF HISTORY THAT YOU’RE NOT LIKELY TO HEAR THAT YOU’RE NOT LIKELY TO HEAR TOUTED FROM HIS TWITTER FEED OR TOUTED FROM HIS TWITTER FEED OR THE BIMONTHLY PRESS BRIEFING. THE BIMONTHLY PRESS BRIEFING. HE WILL LIKELY NOT MENTION THAT HE WILL LIKELY NOT MENTION THAT AMONG THE WAYS HE’S CHANGING THE AMONG THE WAYS HE’S CHANGING THE PRESIDENCY IS THIS. PRESIDENCY IS THIS. NEARLY EVERY ORGANIZATION, NEARLY EVERY ORGANIZATION, POLITICAL AND PROFESSIONAL, THAT POLITICAL AND PROFESSIONAL, THAT DONALD TRUMP HAS EVER BEEN DONALD TRUMP HAS EVER BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH, IS UNDER ASSOCIATED WITH, IS UNDER INVESTIGATION TODAY. INVESTIGATION TODAY. THE LATEST TRUMP ENTITY TO BE THE LATEST TRUMP ENTITY TO BE SERVED WITH A SUBPOENA, THE SERVED WITH A SUBPOENA, THE PRESIDENT’S INAUGURAL COMMITTEE. PRESIDENT’S INAUGURAL COMMITTEE. “WASHINGTON POST” REPORTS, “A “WASHINGTON POST” REPORTS, “A WIDE-RANGING SUBPOENA SERVED ON WIDE-RANGING SUBPOENA SERVED ON THE INAUGURAL COMMITTEE MONDAY THE INAUGURAL COMMITTEE MONDAY SEEKS AN ARRAY OF DOCUMENTS SEEKS AN ARRAY OF DOCUMENTS INCLUDING ALL INFORMATION INCLUDING ALL INFORMATION RELATED TO THE INAUGURAL DONORS, RELATED TO THE INAUGURAL DONORS, VENDORS, CONTRACTORS, BANK VENDORS, CONTRACTORS, BANK ACCOUNTS OF THE INAUGURAL ACCOUNTS OF THE INAUGURAL COMMITTEE, AND ANY INFORMATION COMMITTEE, AND ANY INFORMATION RELATED TO FOREIGN CONTRIBUTORS RELATED TO FOREIGN CONTRIBUTORS TO THE COMMITTEE.” TO THE COMMITTEE.” THAT’S ACCORDING TO A COPY THAT’S ACCORDING TO A COPY REVIEWED BY THE “POST.” REVIEWED BY THE “POST.” “THE NEW YORK TIMES” WRITES, A “THE NEW YORK TIMES” WRITES, A SUBPOENA FOR DOCUMENTS FROM SUBPOENA FOR DOCUMENTS FROM FEDERAL PROSECUTORS OUT OF THE FEDERAL PROSECUTORS OUT OF THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK, SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK, “THEY SHOW THAT THE “THEY SHOW THAT THE INVESTIGATION SURROUNDING MR. INVESTIGATION SURROUNDING MR. TRUMP, ONE CENTERED ON POTENTIAL TRUMP, ONE CENTERED ON POTENTIAL TIES TO RUSSIA DURING THE 2016 TIES TO RUSSIA DURING THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, HAVE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, HAVE SPREAD FAR BEYOND THE SPECIAL SPREAD FAR BEYOND THE SPECIAL COUNSEL’S OFFICE TO INCLUDE COUNSEL’S OFFICE TO INCLUDE VIRTUALLY ALL ASPECTS OF HIS VIRTUALLY ALL ASPECTS OF HIS ADULT LIFE. ADULT LIFE. HIS BUSINESS. HIS BUSINESS. HIS CAMPAIGN. HIS CAMPAIGN. HIS INAUGURATION. HIS INAUGURATION. AND HIS PRESIDENCY. AND HIS PRESIDENCY. AND WHILE THE SUBPOENA COMES AND WHILE THE SUBPOENA COMES FROM THE SAME PROSECUTORS WHO FROM THE SAME PROSECUTORS WHO CHARGED MICHAEL COHEN AND CHARGED MICHAEL COHEN AND IMPLICATED DONALD TRUMP IN AN IMPLICATED DONALD TRUMP IN AN ILLEGAL HUSH MONEY SCHEME BEFORE ILLEGAL HUSH MONEY SCHEME BEFORE THE ELECTION, THERE IS AN THE ELECTION, THERE IS AN OVERLAP WITH WHAT WE KNOW THE OVERLAP WITH WHAT WE KNOW THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT AND FBI HAVE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT AND FBI HAVE BEEN INTERESTED IN. BEEN INTERESTED IN. A SUSPICIOUS NUMBER OF RUSSIANS A SUSPICIOUS NUMBER OF RUSSIANS AND PRO-RUSSIAN UKRAINIANS AT AND PRO-RUSSIAN UKRAINIANS AT THE INAUGURATION. THE INAUGURATION. THE PICTURE OF GRAVE LEGAL PERIL THE PICTURE OF GRAVE LEGAL PERIL FOR THE PRESIDENT COMING INTO FOR THE PRESIDENT COMING INTO FOCUS AS EVEN HIS CLOSEST FOCUS AS EVEN HIS CLOSEST ALLIES, PEOPLE LIKE CHRIS ALLIES, PEOPLE LIKE CHRIS CHRISTIE, HAVE PREDICTED. CHRISTIE, HAVE PREDICTED.>>I’VE ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT THAT>>I’VE ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT THAT WAS THE BIGGER PROBLEM FOR TWO WAS THE BIGGER PROBLEM FOR TWO REASONS. REASONS. ONE, BECAUSE THE SOUTHERN ONE, BECAUSE THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK HAS NO DISTRICT OF NEW YORK HAS NO RESTRICTIONS ON THEIR PURVIEW. RESTRICTIONS ON THEIR PURVIEW. ALL RIGHT, BOB MUELLER HAS A ALL RIGHT, BOB MUELLER HAS A TASK, IT’S RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE TASK, IT’S RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE AND POTENTIAL COLLUSION IN THE AND POTENTIAL COLLUSION IN THE 2016 ELECTION. 2016 ELECTION. SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK, SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK, WHATEVER THE HECK YOU WANT, AND WHATEVER THE HECK YOU WANT, AND SO — SO –>>PARTICULARLY THE –>>PARTICULARLY THE –>>THAT’S RIGHT.>>THAT’S RIGHT. WITHOUT MICHAEL COHEN, THE WITHOUT MICHAEL COHEN, THE PRESIDENT’S FORMER LAWYER, AS A PRESIDENT’S FORMER LAWYER, AS A TOUR GUIDE, THAT MEANS YOU COULD TOUR GUIDE, THAT MEANS YOU COULD GO ANYWHERE. GO ANYWHERE.>>IF YOU COMMIT CRIMES, THAT>>IF YOU COMMIT CRIMES, THAT IS. IS. THAT’S WHERE WE START TODAY WITH THAT’S WHERE WE START TODAY WITH SOME OUR FAVORITE REPORTERS AND SOME OUR FAVORITE REPORTERS AND FRIENDS. FRIENDS. PHIL RUCKER, WHITE HOUSE BUREAU PHIL RUCKER, WHITE HOUSE BUREAU CHIEF FOR THE “WASHINGTON POST.” CHIEF FOR THE “WASHINGTON POST.” FORMER U.S. ATTORNEY HARRY FORMER U.S. ATTORNEY HARRY LITMAN. LITMAN. HERE WITH US AT THE TABLE, ELISE HERE WITH US AT THE TABLE, ELISE JORDAN, FORMER AIDE IN THE JORDAN, FORMER AIDE IN THE GEORGE W. BUSH WHITE HOUSE AND GEORGE W. BUSH WHITE HOUSE AND STATE DEPARTMENT. STATE DEPARTMENT. CO-HOST OF THE FABULOUS PODCAST CO-HOST OF THE FABULOUS PODCAST “WORDS MATTER” AND FRIEND OF THE “WORDS MATTER” AND FRIEND OF THE SHOW, DONNY DEUTSCH. SHOW, DONNY DEUTSCH. DONNY, I GOT TO START WITH YOU, DONNY, I GOT TO START WITH YOU, CHRIS CHRISTIE IS SAYING TWO CHRIS CHRISTIE IS SAYING TWO MONTHS LATE WHAERR WHAT YOU SAID MONTHS LATE WHAERR WHAT YOU SAID THIS TABLE. THIS TABLE.>>THE MUELLER THING IS GOING TO>>THE MUELLER THING IS GOING TO BE FIS. BE FIS. I DON’T THINK IT’S GOING TO TAKE I DON’T THINK IT’S GOING TO TAKE US TO TRUMP LEAVING OFFICE. US TO TRUMP LEAVING OFFICE.>>WE DON’T KNOW.>>WE DON’T KNOW.>>WE DON’T KNOW.>>WE DON’T KNOW. WHAT I WILL TELL YOU IS THAT THE WHAT I WILL TELL YOU IS THAT THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK THAT ACTUALLY CHRISTIE CALLS THE THAT ACTUALLY CHRISTIE CALLS THE SOVEREIGN DISTRICT BECAUSE THEY SOVEREIGN DISTRICT BECAUSE THEY REALLY COOPED OF ONOPERATE — REALLY COOPED OF ONOPERATE –>>I THINK THAT’S A JERSEY>>I THINK THAT’S A JERSEY THING. THING. I THINK THAT’S A — THE U.S. I THINK THAT’S A — THE U.S. ATTORNEY’S OFFICE TURF THING. ATTORNEY’S OFFICE TURF THING.>>THEY’LL TAKE APART THE TRUMP>>THEY’LL TAKE APART THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION. ORGANIZATION. THERE’S SOMETHING CALLED RICO, THERE’S SOMETHING CALLED RICO, RACKETEERING INFLUENCE RACKETEERING INFLUENCE CORRUPTION ORGANIZATION ACT. CORRUPTION ORGANIZATION ACT. THEY BASEICALLY BROUGHT IN MOB THEY BASEICALLY BROUGHT IN MOB BOSSES. BOSSES. ANY ORGANIZATION, IF YOU’RE A ANY ORGANIZATION, IF YOU’RE A MOB BOSS, IF ANYBODY IS KILLED MOB BOSS, IF ANYBODY IS KILLED IN YOUR ORGANIZATION, AIDED IT, IN YOUR ORGANIZATION, AIDED IT, DIRECTED IT, YOU’RE FOUND GUILTY DIRECTED IT, YOU’RE FOUND GUILTY OF THAT CRIME. OF THAT CRIME. THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION HAS THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION HAS ALWAYS BEEN A DIRTY ALWAYS BEEN A DIRTY ORGANIZATION, EVERY WHICH WAY. ORGANIZATION, EVERY WHICH WAY. YOU’RE SEEING THE INAUGURAL YOU’RE SEEING THE INAUGURAL COMMITTEE, SEEING THE ATTORNEY COMMITTEE, SEEING THE ATTORNEY GENERAL GOING AFTER THE GENERAL GOING AFTER THE CHARITIES. CHARITIES. THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS FOR THIS THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS FOR THIS PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT. IT IS A CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE AND IT IS A CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE AND THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT WILL RICO THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT WILL RICO IT. IT. WE HAVEN’T HEARD THAT TERM A WE HAVEN’T HEARD THAT TERM A LOT, ESPECIALLY WITH POLITICS. LOT, ESPECIALLY WITH POLITICS. WAIT. WAIT.>>HARRY LITMAN, I GOT TO JUMP>>HARRY LITMAN, I GOT TO JUMP TO YOU. TO YOU. I REMEMBER I WORKED IN THE WHITE I REMEMBER I WORKED IN THE WHITE HOUSE WHEN I FELT OUT OF MY HOUSE WHEN I FELT OUT OF MY DEPTHS, I READ BROOKOOKS LIKE “R DEPTHS, I READ BROOKOOKS LIKE “R TO DAMASCUS.” TO DAMASCUS.” THIS IS THE ONLY WHITE HOUSE THIS IS THE ONLY WHITE HOUSE WHERE YOU HAVE TO DO YOUR WHERE YOU HAVE TO DO YOUR HOMEWORK ABOUT WHAT THE GOCHT HOMEWORK ABOUT WHAT THE GOCHT CAN DO BY WATCHING “GOOD FELLAS” CAN DO BY WATCHING “GOOD FELLAS” OVER AND OVER AGAIN. OVER AND OVER AGAIN.>>IT’S REALLY TRUE.>>IT’S REALLY TRUE. SOMETIMES MORE LIKE MARRIED TO SOMETIMES MORE LIKE MARRIED TO THE MOB. THE MOB. THE KIND OF VERSION OF IT. THE KIND OF VERSION OF IT. LOOK, WE HAVE NOW — THIS IS A LOOK, WE HAVE NOW — THIS IS A VERY BROAD-RANGING SUBPOENA AND VERY BROAD-RANGING SUBPOENA AND A WHOLE SMORGUS BOARD OF A WHOLE SMORGUS BOARD OF DIFFERENT CRIMES BOUGHT IT’S DIFFERENT CRIMES BOUGHT IT’S TRUE WE HAVE THE LATTICEWORK NOW TRUE WE HAVE THE LATTICEWORK NOW COMBINING ALL KINDS OF DIFFERENT COMBINING ALL KINDS OF DIFFERENT NAMES AND EPISODES AND INCIDENTS NAMES AND EPISODES AND INCIDENTS WE’VE HEARD BEFORE THAT MAY LEAD WE’VE HEARD BEFORE THAT MAY LEAD TO UKRAINE, TO QATAR, TO ALL — TO UKRAINE, TO QATAR, TO ALL — IT’S A VERY RICH SERIES OF IT’S A VERY RICH SERIES OF LEADS. LEADS. AND THE FOUNTAINHEAD OF IT ALL, AND THE FOUNTAINHEAD OF IT ALL, MICHAEL COHEN. MICHAEL COHEN. HE IS THE ONE WHO’S BEEN THERE HE IS THE ONE WHO’S BEEN THERE FOR THE TEN YEARS. FOR THE TEN YEARS. IT’S HIS AND RICK GATES’ IT’S HIS AND RICK GATES’ COOPERATION THAT GAVE RISE TO COOPERATION THAT GAVE RISE TO THIS PARTICULAR INVESTIGATION, THIS PARTICULAR INVESTIGATION, AND HE AND THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT AND HE AND THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK ARE BASICALLY NOT OF NEW YORK ARE BASICALLY NOT GOING TO STOP UNTIL EVERYTHING GOING TO STOP UNTIL EVERYTHING HAS BEEN UNEARTHED. HAS BEEN UNEARTHED. NOT JUST AS CANDIDATE, NOT JUST NOT JUST AS CANDIDATE, NOT JUST AS NOMINEE, BUT DATING BACK AS NOMINEE, BUT DATING BACK SEVERAL YEARS TO THE WILD AND SEVERAL YEARS TO THE WILD AND WOOLLY TIMES. WOOLLY TIMES. JUST TODAY WE FIND OUT THE TRUMP JUST TODAY WE FIND OUT THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION OFFICIALS HAVE BEEN ORGANIZATION OFFICIALS HAVE BEEN SUBPOENAED — COME IN TO TALK TO SUBPOENAED — COME IN TO TALK TO SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK PROSECUTORS. PROSECUTORS. THIS IS A LONG AND COMPLICATED THIS IS A LONG AND COMPLICATED TRAIL. TRAIL.>>PHIL RUCKER, SEE, I’M GOING>>PHIL RUCKER, SEE, I’M GOING TO HAVE DONNY TALK ABOUT WHAT TO HAVE DONNY TALK ABOUT WHAT CHRIS CHRISTIE DESCRIBES AS I’M CHRIS CHRISTIE DESCRIBES AS I’M THINKING DISNEYLAND AND IT’S A THINKING DISNEYLAND AND IT’S A SMALL WORLD. SMALL WORLD. MICHAEL COHEN AS THE TOUR GUIDE. MICHAEL COHEN AS THE TOUR GUIDE. I WANT YOU TO TALK ABOUT DONALD I WANT YOU TO TALK ABOUT DONALD TRUMP’S RELATIONSHIP WITH MIKE B TRUMP’S RELATIONSHIP WITH MIKE B L L COHEN. COHEN. WHAT’S PUBLIC FACING NOW ARE THE WHAT’S PUBLIC FACING NOW ARE THE TWEETS WHERE HE ATTACKS HIM, TWEETS WHERE HE ATTACKS HIM, RUDY GOING OUT AND CALLING HIM A RUDY GOING OUT AND CALLING HIM A LIAR. LIAR. CHRIS CHRISTIE WOULDN’T DENY CHRIS CHRISTIE WOULDN’T DENY THAT THE PRESIDENT AT LEAST AT THAT THE PRESIDENT AT LEAST AT SOME POINT DESIRED, KEEPING SOME POINT DESIRED, KEEPING MICHAEL COHEN VERY CLOSE, ALMOST MICHAEL COHEN VERY CLOSE, ALMOST AS CLOSE AS, YOU KNOW, ON THE AS CLOSE AS, YOU KNOW, ON THE 18-ACRE COMPLEX. 18-ACRE COMPLEX. HE WOULDN’T DENY THAT THAT WAS A HE WOULDN’T DENY THAT THAT WAS A NOTION THAT THE PRESIDENT HAD. NOTION THAT THE PRESIDENT HAD. AND WHEN COHEN’S OFFICE WAS AND WHEN COHEN’S OFFICE WAS RAIDED, I’LL NEVER FORGET RAIDED, I’LL NEVER FORGET BECAUSE IT WAS SO EERIE SEEING BECAUSE IT WAS SO EERIE SEEING HIM SITTING IN THE ROOSEVELT HIM SITTING IN THE ROOSEVELT ROOM SHOULDER TO SHOULDER WITH ROOM SHOULDER TO SHOULDER WITH THE COUNTRY’S NATIONAL SECURITY THE COUNTRY’S NATIONAL SECURITY OFFICIALS DESCRIBING A RAIDS ON OFFICIALS DESCRIBING A RAIDS ON HIS FIXER’S OFFICE AS HAPPEN AAN HIS FIXER’S OFFICE AS HAPPEN AAN ON THE NATION. ON THE NATION. TALK ABOUT DONALD TRUMP’S TALK ABOUT DONALD TRUMP’S SHIFTING STRANGING STORIES, SHIFTING STRANGING STORIES, VIS-A-VIS WHAT MICHAEL COHEN DID VIS-A-VIS WHAT MICHAEL COHEN DID FOR HIM. FOR HIM. AND WHAT MICHAEL COHEN MIGHT BE AND WHAT MICHAEL COHEN MIGHT BE ABLE TO TALK ABOUT. ABLE TO TALK ABOUT. NOW THAT HE WORKS FOR THE FEDS. NOW THAT HE WORKS FOR THE FEDS.>>THAT LAST QUESTION, NICOLLE,>>THAT LAST QUESTION, NICOLLE, WHAT CAN HE TALK ABOUT? WHAT CAN HE TALK ABOUT? THE ANSWER IS A WHOELTLE LOT. THE ANSWER IS A WHOELTLE LOT. MICHAEL COHEN WORKED FOR MR. MICHAEL COHEN WORKED FOR MR. TRUMP AS A BUSINESSMAN FOR A TRUMP AS A BUSINESSMAN FOR A FULL DECADE. FULL DECADE. HE WAS IN THE ORBIT. HE WAS IN THE ORBIT. HE WAS HIS LAWYER. HE WAS HIS LAWYER. HE WAS HIS FIXER. HE WAS HIS FIXER. HE WAS HIS FRIEND. HE WAS HIS FRIEND. HE WAS HIS CONFIDANT. HE WAS HIS CONFIDANT. HE WAS HIS DEFENDER. HE WAS HIS DEFENDER. ALSO A KEY POLITICAL ADVISER IN ALSO A KEY POLITICAL ADVISER IN THE RUN-UP TO THE PRESIDENTIAL THE RUN-UP TO THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN. CAMPAIGN. HE WAS IN THE ROOM. HE WAS IN THE ROOM. HE KNEW WHAT WAS GOING ON. HE KNEW WHAT WAS GOING ON. HE KNEW THE PRESIDENT’S, YOU HE KNEW THE PRESIDENT’S, YOU KNOW, HOW HE CONDUCTED BUSINESS. KNOW, HOW HE CONDUCTED BUSINESS. HE KNEW WHERE THE PRESIDENT HE KNEW WHERE THE PRESIDENT TRIED TO CUT CORNERS. TRIED TO CUT CORNERS. AND HE WAS LEFT OUT WHEN DONALD AND HE WAS LEFT OUT WHEN DONALD TRUMP MOVED TO WASHINGTON. TRUMP MOVED TO WASHINGTON. COHEN HAD, YOU KNOW, DESIGNS ON COHEN HAD, YOU KNOW, DESIGNS ON A BIG OFFICE IN THE WHITE HOUSE A BIG OFFICE IN THE WHITE HOUSE AND THOUGHT HE COULD BE WHITE AND THOUGHT HE COULD BE WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL, THOUGHT HE MIGHT HOUSE COUNSEL, THOUGHT HE MIGHT EVEN BE WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF EVEN BE WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF OR AT LEAST GET ABOARD THE STAFF OR AT LEAST GET ABOARD THE TRUMP TRAIN AND BE ALONG FOR THE TRUMP TRAIN AND BE ALONG FOR THE RIDE, BUT HE WAS NOT GIVEN THAT RIDE, BUT HE WAS NOT GIVEN THAT OPPORTUNITY. OPPORTUNITY. HE WAS NOT GIVEN THE JOB BY THE HE WAS NOT GIVEN THE JOB BY THE THEN-PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD THEN-PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD TRUMP AND THAT’S WHEN THE TRUMP AND THAT’S WHEN THE RELATIONSHIP BEGAN TO FRAY. RELATIONSHIP BEGAN TO FRAY. AND COHEN CLEARLY NOW DOES NOT AND COHEN CLEARLY NOW DOES NOT FEEL ANY LOYALTY TO THE FEEL ANY LOYALTY TO THE PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT. HE’S COOPERATING WITH THESE HE’S COOPERATING WITH THESE INVESTIGATIONS. INVESTIGATIONS. AND THE PRESIDENT IN TURN IS, AND THE PRESIDENT IN TURN IS, YOU KNOW, PUBLICLY ADMONISHING YOU KNOW, PUBLICLY ADMONISHING HIM. HIM. BUT THIS IS SOMEBODY WHO IS VERY BUT THIS IS SOMEBODY WHO IS VERY CLOSE AND VERY INTIMATE IN THE CLOSE AND VERY INTIMATE IN THE TRUMP WORLD FOR YEARS BEFORE THE TRUMP WORLD FOR YEARS BEFORE THE PRESIDENCY. PRESIDENCY.>>AND ELISE, HE’S ADMONISHING>>AND ELISE, HE’S ADMONISHING HIM FOR DISLOYALTY. HIM FOR DISLOYALTY. NOT FOR ANY OF HIS CONDUCT AS A NOT FOR ANY OF HIS CONDUCT AS A FIXER BECAUSE I THINK AS THE FIXER BECAUSE I THINK AS THE SENTENCING DOCUMENTS FROM THE SENTENCING DOCUMENTS FROM THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT SHOW, IT WAS A SOUTHERN DISTRICT SHOW, IT WAS A SCHEME DIRECTED BY THE SCHEME DIRECTED BY THE PRESIDENT, BUT I WANT TO ASK YOU PRESIDENT, BUT I WANT TO ASK YOU ABOUT THE THROUGH LINE. ABOUT THE THROUGH LINE. THE THROUGH LINE THAT RUNS THE THROUGH LINE THAT RUNS THRUST THE SUBPOENA FOR THE THRUST THE SUBPOENA FOR THE INAUGURAL COMMITTEE, THROUGH THE INAUGURAL COMMITTEE, THROUGH THE INVESTIGATION, WHAT WE KNOW INVESTIGATION, WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE TRUMP ORG, THROUGH THE ABOUT THE TRUMP ORG, THROUGH THE MUELLER PROBE, THROUGH THE FBI MUELLER PROBE, THROUGH THE FBI COUNTERINTELLIGENCE COUNTERINTELLIGENCE INVESTIGATION INTO DONALD TRUMP, INVESTIGATION INTO DONALD TRUMP, IS RUSSIA. IS RUSSIA.>>AND IT’S A FOREIGN INTEREST.>>AND IT’S A FOREIGN INTEREST. AND THE BIG QUESTION FOR ME, FAR AND THE BIG QUESTION FOR ME, FAR BIGGER THAN WHATEVER THE MUELLER BIGGER THAN WHATEVER THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION FINDS OUT, HAS INVESTIGATION FINDS OUT, HAS DONALD TRUMP BEEN ACTING IN THE DONALD TRUMP BEEN ACTING IN THE SERVICE OF THE NATIONAL SERVICE OF THE NATIONAL INTERESTS OR OF A FOREIGN INTERESTS OR OF A FOREIGN INTEREST? INTEREST? THAT’S WHAT I HOPE THAT WE’RE THAT’S WHAT I HOPE THAT WE’RE GOING TO FIND OUT BECAUSE THERE GOING TO FIND OUT BECAUSE THERE ARE TOO MANY THROUGH LINES ARE TOO MANY THROUGH LINES STARTING FROM THE REPUBLICAN STARTING FROM THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION IN CLEVELAND NATIONAL CONVENTION IN CLEVELAND BACK IN 2016, AND YOU LOOK AT BACK IN 2016, AND YOU LOOK AT THE VARIOUS AMOUNT OF CASH THAT THE VARIOUS AMOUNT OF CASH THAT HAS BEEN POTENTIALLY FLOWING HAS BEEN POTENTIALLY FLOWING THROUGH THESE ENTITIES AND THROUGH THESE ENTITIES AND DONORS AND MIKE FLYNN BEING A DONORS AND MIKE FLYNN BEING A LOBBYIST FOR TURKEY, IT DOES NOT LOBBYIST FOR TURKEY, IT DOES NOT MAKE SENSE, AND SO DONALD — AND MAKE SENSE, AND SO DONALD — AND YOU ALSO LOOKING AT THE KUSHNER YOU ALSO LOOKING AT THE KUSHNER FAMILY AND THEY’RE UNDERWATER AT FAMILY AND THEY’RE UNDERWATER AT 666 5th AVENUE AND HOW DID THAT 666 5th AVENUE AND HOW DID THAT INFLUENCE FOREIGN POLICY IN THE INFLUENCE FOREIGN POLICY IN THE GULF? GULF? THERE ARE MANY, MANY QUESTIONS THERE ARE MANY, MANY QUESTIONS TO BANSANSWERED AND IT’S PETRIFY TO BANSANSWERED AND IT’S PETRIFY THAT THIS IS HOW OR FOREIGN THAT THIS IS HOW OR FOREIGN POLICY THAT’S BEEN CONDUCTED. POLICY THAT’S BEEN CONDUCTED.>>SOMEONE THAT’S TRYING TO GET>>SOMEONE THAT’S TRYING TO GET SOME ANSWERS FOR ALL OF US, SOME ANSWERS FOR ALL OF US, CONGRESSMAN ERIC SWALWELL, CONGRESSMAN ERIC SWALWELL, MEMBER OF THE HOUSE JUDICIARY MEMBER OF THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE, INTEL COMMITTEE. COMMITTEE, INTEL COMMITTEE. I WAS BACK IN OUR HOME STATE, I I WAS BACK IN OUR HOME STATE, I WAS IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA LAST WAS IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA LAST WEEK. WEEK. I JUST WANT TO BLOW UP THE IDEA I JUST WANT TO BLOW UP THE IDEA THAT ORDINARY PEOPLE DON’T THAT ORDINARY PEOPLE DON’T UNDERSTAND THE RUSSIA PROBE. UNDERSTAND THE RUSSIA PROBE. THAT’S BS. THAT’S BS. I WAS ASKED TONS OF QUESTIONS. I WAS ASKED TONS OF QUESTIONS. PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT DEUTSCHE BANK. PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT DEUTSCHE BANK. PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT PAUL MANAFORT. PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT PAUL MANAFORT. PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT HIS DEPUTY PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT HIS DEPUTY RICK GATES AND PEOPLE KNOW THAT RICK GATES AND PEOPLE KNOW THAT THEY ARE ALL NOW WORKING FOR THEY ARE ALL NOW WORKING FOR ROBERT MUELLER AND PEOPLE ARE ROBERT MUELLER AND PEOPLE ARE VERY INTERESTED IN KNOWING THAT VERY INTERESTED IN KNOWING THAT OUR ELECTIONS WILL BE PROTECTED OUR ELECTIONS WILL BE PROTECTED IN 2020 FROM RUSSIAN IN 2020 FROM RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE. INTERFERENCE. I WONDER WHAT YOU TELL THEM I WONDER WHAT YOU TELL THEM YOU’RE DOING TO MAKE SURE THAT’S YOU’RE DOING TO MAKE SURE THAT’S THE CASE AND TO GET TO THE THE CASE AND TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF WHAT HAPPENED IN 2016. BOTTOM OF WHAT HAPPENED IN 2016.>>THAT’S RIGHT, NICOLLE, AND>>THAT’S RIGHT, NICOLLE, AND THE CONVENTIONAL WISDOM HERE IN THE CONVENTIONAL WISDOM HERE IN WASHINGTON IS PEOPLE OUTSIDE OF WASHINGTON IS PEOPLE OUTSIDE OF WASHINGTON DON’T CARE ABOUT THE WASHINGTON DON’T CARE ABOUT THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION. RUSSIA INVESTIGATION. MY CONSTITUENTS IN CALIFORNIA MY CONSTITUENTS IN CALIFORNIA CERTAINLY DO. CERTAINLY DO. WHEN I’M IN OTHER PARTS OF THE WHEN I’M IN OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY, IT’S BECAUSE THE COUNTRY, IT’S BECAUSE THE CONCERN IS THAT RUSSIA IS NOT CONCERN IS THAT RUSSIA IS NOT ATTACKING US TO BENEFIT ATTACKING US TO BENEFIT TRANSACTIONALLY FROM DONALD TRANSACTIONALLY FROM DONALD TRUMP, ALTHOUGH THAT’S A TRUMP, ALTHOUGH THAT’S A COLLATERAL BENEFIT. COLLATERAL BENEFIT. PEOPLE GET THAT THEY WANT TO PEOPLE GET THAT THEY WANT TO TEAR DOWN THE VALUES WE HAVE OF TEAR DOWN THE VALUES WE HAVE OF RULE OF LAW, FREEDOM OF SPEECH, RULE OF LAW, FREEDOM OF SPEECH, HUMAN RIGHTS, BECAUSE THEY KNOW HUMAN RIGHTS, BECAUSE THEY KNOW IF YOU TEAR THAT DOWN IN IF YOU TEAR THAT DOWN IN AMERICA, THEN YOU CAN STOP THAT AMERICA, THEN YOU CAN STOP THAT FROM EVER COMING TO RUSSIA OR FROM EVER COMING TO RUSSIA OR RUSSIANS EVER WANTING THAT IN RUSSIANS EVER WANTING THAT IN THEIR OWN COUNTRY. THEIR OWN COUNTRY. AND SO THE BEST WAY TO PROTECT AND SO THE BEST WAY TO PROTECT THAT IS INVEST IN TECHNOLOGIES THAT IS INVEST IN TECHNOLOGIES AT THE BALLOT BOX TO KEEP US AT THE BALLOT BOX TO KEEP US SECURE, BUT NICOLLE, THE SECURE, BUT NICOLLE, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE NEED TO AMERICAN PEOPLE NEED TO UNDERSTAND WHY THESE UNDERSTAND WHY THESE INVESTIGATIONS ARE SO IMPORTANT. INVESTIGATIONS ARE SO IMPORTANT. REMEMBER, NOW, IT’S NOT JUST THE REMEMBER, NOW, IT’S NOT JUST THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK, SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK, NOT JUST THE MUELLER PROBE AND NOT JUST THE MUELLER PROBE AND NOT JUST CONGRESS. NOT JUST CONGRESS. ALSO, THERE ARE SUBPOENAS ISSUED ALSO, THERE ARE SUBPOENAS ISSUED BY THE STATE OF MARYLAND BY THE STATE OF MARYLAND YESTERDAY AND SO WHEN YOU HAVE A YESTERDAY AND SO WHEN YOU HAVE A GRIFTER PRESIDENT, THAT AFFECTS GRIFTER PRESIDENT, THAT AFFECTS HIS ABILITY TO ADVOCATE ON HIS ABILITY TO ADVOCATE ON BEHALF OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. BEHALF OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. AND IT AFFECTS HIS ABILITY TO AND IT AFFECTS HIS ABILITY TO DELIVER ON THE PROMISES HE MADE DELIVER ON THE PROMISES HE MADE IN THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL. IN THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL.>>I WANT TO DRILL DOWN, IF I>>I WANT TO DRILL DOWN, IF I MAY, WITH THIS NEWS YESTERDAY MAY, WITH THIS NEWS YESTERDAY ABOUT A SUBPOENA FOR THE ABOUT A SUBPOENA FOR THE INAUGURAL COMMITTEE AND READ YOU INAUGURAL COMMITTEE AND READ YOU A LITTLE BIT FROM “THE NEW YORK A LITTLE BIT FROM “THE NEW YORK TIMES” REPORTING. TIMES” REPORTING. THE “TIMES” WRITES, “IN RAIDS OF THE “TIMES” WRITES, “IN RAIDS OF MR. COHEN’S OFFICE, HOME AND MR. COHEN’S OFFICE, HOME AND HOTEL ROOM IN APRIL, FBI AGENTS HOTEL ROOM IN APRIL, FBI AGENTS SEIZED HIS CELL PHONES WHICH SEIZED HIS CELL PHONES WHICH INCLUDED MANY DOZENS OF VOICE INCLUDED MANY DOZENS OF VOICE RECORDINGS, MOSTLY VOICEMAIL RECORDINGS, MOSTLY VOICEMAIL MESSAGES, ACCORDING TO PEOPLE MESSAGES, ACCORDING TO PEOPLE BRIEFED ON THE SEIZED MATERIAL. BRIEFED ON THE SEIZED MATERIAL. IN ONE, MR. COHEN SPOKE TO IN ONE, MR. COHEN SPOKE TO STEPHANIE WINSTON WOLCOFF, TOP STEPHANIE WINSTON WOLCOFF, TOP OFFICIAL ON THE INAUGURAL OFFICIAL ON THE INAUGURAL COMMITTEE. COMMITTEE. IS YOUR COMMITTEE AT LEAST ON IS YOUR COMMITTEE AT LEAST ON THE FOREIGN CONTACT SIDE GOING THE FOREIGN CONTACT SIDE GOING TO LOOK AT THE PRESIDENT’S TO LOOK AT THE PRESIDENT’S INAUGURAL COMMITTEE AND IS ANY INAUGURAL COMMITTEE AND IS ANY OF THIS EVIDENCE OF INTEREST TO OF THIS EVIDENCE OF INTEREST TO YOU AND YOUR INVESTIGATION? YOU AND YOUR INVESTIGATION?>>SO SPEAKING AS A JUDICIARY>>SO SPEAKING AS A JUDICIARY COMMITTEE MEMBER, A THINK A LOT COMMITTEE MEMBER, A THINK A LOT OF THIS WILL FALL UNDER OUR OF THIS WILL FALL UNDER OUR PURVIEW, YES, WE WANT TO KNOW PURVIEW, YES, WE WANT TO KNOW HOW COMPROMISED AND CORRUPT THE HOW COMPROMISED AND CORRUPT THE PRESIDENT AND THE TEAM AROUND PRESIDENT AND THE TEAM AROUND HIM WERE AND CONTINUE TO BE. HIM WERE AND CONTINUE TO BE. ESPECIALLY AS IT RELATES TO ESPECIALLY AS IT RELATES TO FOREIGN INFLUENCE EFFORTS. FOREIGN INFLUENCE EFFORTS. AND WE SHOULDN’T ASSUME, AND WE SHOULDN’T ASSUME, NICOLLE, THAT THIS PRESIDENT WAS NICOLLE, THAT THIS PRESIDENT WAS ONLY FAITHFUL TO RUSSIA. ONLY FAITHFUL TO RUSSIA. IT LOOKS LIKE HE ALSO HAD IT LOOKS LIKE HE ALSO HAD INTERESTS WITH SAUDI ARABIA AND, INTERESTS WITH SAUDI ARABIA AND, YOU KNOW, WHETHER IT WAS THEM YOU KNOW, WHETHER IT WAS THEM INVESTING IN HIM DECADES AGO AND INVESTING IN HIM DECADES AGO AND BAILING HIM OUT, BUYING HIS BAILING HIM OUT, BUYING HIS YACHTS OR BUYING HIS CONDOS, HE YACHTS OR BUYING HIS CONDOS, HE WAS — HE VISITED THEM FIRST WAS — HE VISITED THEM FIRST WHEN HE BECAME PRESIDENT AND WE WHEN HE BECAME PRESIDENT AND WE SAW THAT THEY INVESTED IN BUYING SAW THAT THEY INVESTED IN BUYING OVER 500 HOTEL ROOMS IN THE OVER 500 HOTEL ROOMS IN THE FIRST FEW WEEKS AFTER THAT FIRST FEW WEEKS AFTER THAT INAUGURATION. INAUGURATION. SO THERE’S A LOT TO WORK ON SO THERE’S A LOT TO WORK ON HERE, NICOLLE. HERE, NICOLLE. I’LL JUST SAY WE MUST MAKE SURE I’LL JUST SAY WE MUST MAKE SURE THE PRESIDENT DOES NOT BENEFIT THE PRESIDENT DOES NOT BENEFIT AND ALLOW MORE TO BECOME LESS AND ALLOW MORE TO BECOME LESS BECAUSE SOMEHOW, THE MORE BECAUSE SOMEHOW, THE MORE INVESTIGATIONS THAT STACK UP, IT INVESTIGATIONS THAT STACK UP, IT BECOMES MORE WORK FOR BECOMES MORE WORK FOR CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATORS, BUT CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATORS, BUT WE CAN’T LET THAT BE LEFT IN THE WE CAN’T LET THAT BE LEFT IN THE MINDS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. MINDS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.>>LET ME SPEAK IN CONCRETE>>LET ME SPEAK IN CONCRETE TERMS ABOUT WHAT THINGS I KNOW TERMS ABOUT WHAT THINGS I KNOW ARE ON YOUR SCHEDULE FRIDAY. ARE ON YOUR SCHEDULE FRIDAY. I BELIEFVE MICHAEL COHEN IS IN I BELIEFVE MICHAEL COHEN IS IN FRONT OF ONE OF THE COMMITTEES, FRONT OF ONE OF THE COMMITTEES, HOUSE INTEL COMMITTEE. HOUSE INTEL COMMITTEE. I BELIEVE MATT WHITAKER IS ON I BELIEVE MATT WHITAKER IS ON THE OTHER. THE OTHER. YOU CAN EXPLAIN HOW YOU’RE GOING YOU CAN EXPLAIN HOW YOU’RE GOING TO DIVIDE YOUR TIME TO US, TOO. TO DIVIDE YOUR TIME TO US, TOO. FIRST, I WANT TO START WITH FIRST, I WANT TO START WITH COHEN. COHEN. WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR IN WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR IN FRIDAY’S CLOSED TESTIMONY WITH FRIDAY’S CLOSED TESTIMONY WITH COHEN? COHEN?>>MICHAEL COHEN LIVED IN THE>>MICHAEL COHEN LIVED IN THE PRESIDENT’S PERSONAL, POLITICAL, PRESIDENT’S PERSONAL, POLITICAL, AND PROFESSIONAL LIFE AND HE HAD AND PROFESSIONAL LIFE AND HE HAD FRONT-ROW KNOWLEDGE AS TO WHAT FRONT-ROW KNOWLEDGE AS TO WHAT DONALD TRUMP’S INTENTIONS WERE, DONALD TRUMP’S INTENTIONS WERE, WHETHER IT WAS BUSINESS DEALS IN WHETHER IT WAS BUSINESS DEALS IN RUSSIA, WHETHER IT WAS WHAT THE RUSSIA, WHETHER IT WAS WHAT THE RUSSIANS WERE DOING ON HIS RUSSIANS WERE DOING ON HIS BEHALF WHEN THEY WERE SAYING TO BEHALF WHEN THEY WERE SAYING TO MICHAEL COHEN, IF YOU CONNECT MICHAEL COHEN, IF YOU CONNECT DONALD TRUMP AND VLADIMIR PUTIN, DONALD TRUMP AND VLADIMIR PUTIN, WE CAN ENGINEER THIS ELECTION WE CAN ENGINEER THIS ELECTION AND MAKE OUR BOY, DONALD TRUMP, AND MAKE OUR BOY, DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT. SO WHAT WAS DONALD TRUMP’S SO WHAT WAS DONALD TRUMP’S KNOWLEDGE ABOUT ALL THAT? KNOWLEDGE ABOUT ALL THAT? AND THEN JUST THE SHADOWY WAYS AND THEN JUST THE SHADOWY WAYS THAT THEY OPERATED THEN ONCE WE THAT THEY OPERATED THEN ONCE WE UNDERSTAND WHY MICHAEL COHEN UNDERSTAND WHY MICHAEL COHEN LIED FOR DONALD TRUMP, WHETHER LIED FOR DONALD TRUMP, WHETHER HE WAS DIRECTED TO LIE FOR HE WAS DIRECTED TO LIE FOR DONALD TRUMP, IT WILL ALLOW US DONALD TRUMP, IT WILL ALLOW US TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE OTHER TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE OTHER WITNESSES WHO ARE PRESENTLY WITNESSES WHO ARE PRESENTLY LYING FOR DONALD TRUMP, AND WHAT LYING FOR DONALD TRUMP, AND WHAT THEIR MOTIVES ARE AND, PRANCE, THEIR MOTIVES ARE AND, PRANCE, HOW YOU CAN CRACK THEM. HOW YOU CAN CRACK THEM.>>CAN YOU GIVE US A SUSPECT>>CAN YOU GIVE US A SUSPECT LIST OF THAT GROUP THAT YOU JUST LIST OF THAT GROUP THAT YOU JUST DESCRIBED? DESCRIBED? THE WITNESSES WHO ARE PRESENTLY THE WITNESSES WHO ARE PRESENTLY LYING FOR DONALD TRUMP? LYING FOR DONALD TRUMP?>>YEAH, WELL, WE INTERVIEWED>>YEAH, WELL, WE INTERVIEWED DOZENS IN OUR LAST INVESTIGATION DOZENS IN OUR LAST INVESTIGATION AND THEY INCLUDE THE PEOPLE WHO AND THEY INCLUDE THE PEOPLE WHO ARE CLOSEST TO HIM AT THE TRUMP ARE CLOSEST TO HIM AT THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION, FAMILY MEMBERS, ORGANIZATION, FAMILY MEMBERS, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE ON THE CAMPAIGN YOU KNOW, PEOPLE ON THE CAMPAIGN TEAM, BUT WE CAN NOW SUBPOENA TEAM, BUT WE CAN NOW SUBPOENA THE THIRD-PARTY WITNESSES IN THE THIRD-PARTY WITNESSES IN DOCUMENTS THAT THE FEDERAL DOCUMENTS THAT THE FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS ARE GOING AFTER INVESTIGATORS ARE GOING AFTER NOW. NOW. AND LET ME, ALSO I JUST WANT TO AND LET ME, ALSO I JUST WANT TO SAY QUICKLY ON WHITAKER, THE SAY QUICKLY ON WHITAKER, THE POINT OF WHITAKER IS NOT ABOUT POINT OF WHITAKER IS NOT ABOUT WHITAKER, THIS IS A DAMAGE WHITAKER, THIS IS A DAMAGE ASSESSMENT OF THE RULE OF LAW ASSESSMENT OF THE RULE OF LAW BECAUSE IT’S HAS A WRECKING BALL BECAUSE IT’S HAS A WRECKING BALL TAKEN TO IT FOR THE LAST TWO TAKEN TO IT FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS. YEARS. HE’S THE CHIEF LAW ENFORCEMENT HE’S THE CHIEF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER RIGHT NOW. OFFICER RIGHT NOW. AND WE WANT TO SEE IF THE RULE AND WE WANT TO SEE IF THE RULE OF LAW IS STILL STANDING IN THIS OF LAW IS STILL STANDING IN THIS COUNTRY PRINCIPALLY AS IT COUNTRY PRINCIPALLY AS IT RELATES TO THE LARGEST RELATES TO THE LARGEST INVESTIGATION OUR COUNTRY HAS INVESTIGATION OUR COUNTRY HAS EVER SEEN OF A PRESIDENT AND EVER SEEN OF A PRESIDENT AND THAT’S THE MUELLER PROBE. THAT’S THE MUELLER PROBE.>>LET ME FOLLOW UP FIRST ON>>LET ME FOLLOW UP FIRST ON WHITAKER. WHITAKER. ARE YOU LOOKING FOR THE KIND OF ARE YOU LOOKING FOR THE KIND OF SPECIFICITY, ARE YOU GOING TO SPECIFICITY, ARE YOU GOING TO ASK HIM — AND I UNDERSTAND ASK HIM — AND I UNDERSTAND HE’LL BE UNDER OATH OR IF HE HE’LL BE UNDER OATH OR IF HE LIES, IT WOULD BE AS THOUGH HE LIES, IT WOULD BE AS THOUGH HE LIED UNDER OATH. LIED UNDER OATH. SO ARE YOU GOING TO ASK HIM IF SO ARE YOU GOING TO ASK HIM IF HE’S HAD SPECIFIC CONVERSATIONS HE’S HAD SPECIFIC CONVERSATIONS WITH THE PRESIDENT ABOUT THE WITH THE PRESIDENT ABOUT THE STATUS OF THE MUELLER PROBE? STATUS OF THE MUELLER PROBE?>>YES.>>YES. FIRST, IT’S WHY ARE YOU HERE? FIRST, IT’S WHY ARE YOU HERE? ESSENTIALLY, HOW DID YOU GET ESSENTIALLY, HOW DID YOU GET THIS JOB? THIS JOB? DID YOU ADVOCATE FOR IT? DID YOU ADVOCATE FOR IT? YOU KNOW, WORKING AROUND YOUR YOU KNOW, WORKING AROUND YOUR BOSS, JEFF SESSIONS, AND TELLING BOSS, JEFF SESSIONS, AND TELLING THE PRESIDENT THAT YOU WOULD THE PRESIDENT THAT YOU WOULD BRING DOWN OR, YOU KNOW, STIFLE BRING DOWN OR, YOU KNOW, STIFLE THE MUELLER PROBE? THE MUELLER PROBE? AND THEN SECOND, WHAT PROMISES AND THEN SECOND, WHAT PROMISES DID YOU MAKE TO PRESIDENT TRUMP DID YOU MAKE TO PRESIDENT TRUMP ABOUT THE PROBE? ABOUT THE PROBE? THIRD, WHY DID YOU NOT RECUSE THIRD, WHY DID YOU NOT RECUSE YOURSELF WHEN YOU WERE ADVISED YOURSELF WHEN YOU WERE ADVISED TO RECUSE YOURSELF? TO RECUSE YOURSELF? AND THEN ALSO WANT TO KNOW, WHAT AND THEN ALSO WANT TO KNOW, WHAT ARE YOU PASSING BACK, IF ARE YOU PASSING BACK, IF ANYTHING TO THE PRESIDENT OR HIS ANYTHING TO THE PRESIDENT OR HIS DEFENSE COUNSEL AS YOU ARE DEFENSE COUNSEL AS YOU ARE STARTING TO GET READ IN TO THE STARTING TO GET READ IN TO THE MUELLER PROBE? MUELLER PROBE?>>AND I WANT –>>AND I WANT –>>FROM HIS APPOINTMENT TO THE>>FROM HIS APPOINTMENT TO THE RECUSAL TO WHY HE INEXPLICABLY RECUSAL TO WHY HE INEXPLICABLY TOLD THE COUNTRY THE MUELLER TOLD THE COUNTRY THE MUELLER PROBE WAS WINDING DOWN. PROBE WAS WINDING DOWN.>>JUST THE VERY ACT OF GETTING>>JUST THE VERY ACT OF GETTING A JOB, HE WAS THE CHIEF OF STAFF A JOB, HE WAS THE CHIEF OF STAFF TO THE GUY THAT WAS FIRED. TO THE GUY THAT WAS FIRED. HE SEEMED A LOT OF PEOPLE WOULD HE SEEMED A LOT OF PEOPLE WOULD HAVE A CONSCIENCE AND NOT GO IN HAVE A CONSCIENCE AND NOT GO IN AND DO THAT. AND DO THAT. I AGREE WITH YOU ABOUT WHAT’S I AGREE WITH YOU ABOUT WHAT’S FISHY. FISHY. I WANT TO JUMP BACK TO COHEN I WANT TO JUMP BACK TO COHEN QUICKLY AND JUST ISOLATE QUICKLY AND JUST ISOLATE SOMETHING YOU SAID. SOMETHING YOU SAID. MY FRIENDS AT THE JUSTICE MY FRIENDS AT THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SOMETIMES ACCUSE ME DEPARTMENT SOMETIMES ACCUSE ME OF OVERDRAMATIZING LEGS OF THE OF OVERDRAMATIZING LEGS OF THE INVESTIGATION BUT I DON’T THINK INVESTIGATION BUT I DON’T THINK IT’S DRAMATIC ENOUGH TO SAY THAT IT’S DRAMATIC ENOUGH TO SAY THAT YOU WANT TO ASK COHEN WHO ASKED YOU WANT TO ASK COHEN WHO ASKED HIM TO LIE. HIM TO LIE. I MEAN, ARE YOU LOOKING FOR SORT I MEAN, ARE YOU LOOKING FOR SORT OF THE INVESTIGATIVE VERSION OF, OF THE INVESTIGATIVE VERSION OF, YOU KNOW, WHO CALLED THE CODE YOU KNOW, WHO CALLED THE CODE RED? RED? I MEAN, WHO TOLD YOU TO TELL I MEAN, WHO TOLD YOU TO TELL THIS LIE WHICH HAPPENED TO BE THIS LIE WHICH HAPPENED TO BE THE SAME LIE MANY OTHER PEOPLE THE SAME LIE MANY OTHER PEOPLE IF THE PRESIDENT’S BUSINESS AND IF THE PRESIDENT’S BUSINESS AND POLITICAL ORBITS TOLD, LIES POLITICAL ORBITS TOLD, LIES ABOUT RUSSIA, LIES ABOUT ABOUT RUSSIA, LIES ABOUT BUSINESS INTEREST WITH RUSSIA, BUSINESS INTEREST WITH RUSSIA, LIES ABOUT CONTACT WITH RUSSIA? LIES ABOUT CONTACT WITH RUSSIA?>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT. EVERYTHING WE KNOW ABOUT MICHAEL EVERYTHING WE KNOW ABOUT MICHAEL COHEN IS THAT HE FAITHFULLY COHEN IS THAT HE FAITHFULLY EXECUTED DIRECTIVES ON BEHALF OF EXECUTED DIRECTIVES ON BEHALF OF DONALD TRUMP FOR OVER A DECADE. DONALD TRUMP FOR OVER A DECADE. SO EVERYTHING HE WOULD DO WAS SO EVERYTHING HE WOULD DO WAS ONLY BY DIRECTION OF DONALD ONLY BY DIRECTION OF DONALD TRUMP. TRUMP. SO IF HE LIED TO CONGRESS, WHICH SO IF HE LIED TO CONGRESS, WHICH HE PLED GUILTY TO, I THINK LOGIC HE PLED GUILTY TO, I THINK LOGIC DICTATES THAT YOU WANT TO KNOW DICTATES THAT YOU WANT TO KNOW WAS THAT AT THE DIRECTION OF WAS THAT AT THE DIRECTION OF DONALD TRUMP? DONALD TRUMP? WE INTERVIEWED HOPE HICKS AND I WE INTERVIEWED HOPE HICKS AND I ASKED HER DURING AN EXCHANGE ASKED HER DURING AN EXCHANGE THAT WE HAD IN OUR INTERVIEW IF THAT WE HAD IN OUR INTERVIEW IF DONALD TRUMP HAD EVER ASKED HER DONALD TRUMP HAD EVER ASKED HER TO LIE AND SHE INVOKED A NUMBER TO LIE AND SHE INVOKED A NUMBER OF PRIVILEGES, REFUSED TO ANSWER OF PRIVILEGES, REFUSED TO ANSWER BUT FINALLY TOLD US SHE HAD, IN BUT FINALLY TOLD US SHE HAD, IN FACT, TOLD WHITE LIES FOR DONALD FACT, TOLD WHITE LIES FOR DONALD TRUMP. TRUMP. SO WE KNOW THAT THIS IS THE M.O. SO WE KNOW THAT THIS IS THE M.O. OF DONALD TRUMP. OF DONALD TRUMP. IT’S TO MAKE DIRECTIVES LIKE IT’S TO MAKE DIRECTIVES LIKE THAT AND I THINK WE WILL THAT AND I THINK WE WILL PROBABLY FIND THAT THAT MAY BE PROBABLY FIND THAT THAT MAY BE WHAT MOTIVATED MICHAEL COHEN TO WHAT MOTIVATED MICHAEL COHEN TO LIE TO CONGRESS. LIE TO CONGRESS.>>HARRY LITMAN, LET ME ASK YOU>>HARRY LITMAN, LET ME ASK YOU ABOUT THAT. ABOUT THAT. THIS PATTERN OF LYING IS THIS PATTERN OF LYING IS SOMETHING THAT IN DONALD TRUMP’S SOMETHING THAT IN DONALD TRUMP’S MIND, HE DESCRIBED IN AN MIND, HE DESCRIBED IN AN INTERVIEW SUNDAY TO CBS. INTERVIEW SUNDAY TO CBS. EVEN WITH THE DEFINITION OF A EVEN WITH THE DEFINITION OF A CRIME IS SEEMS TO BE LOST ON THE CRIME IS SEEMS TO BE LOST ON THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE COUNTRY, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE COUNTRY, THE PERSON WHO SITS ATOP THE THE PERSON WHO SITS ATOP THE FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT BUREAUCRACY. BUREAUCRACY.>>YEAH, I MEAN, FROM A POLICY>>YEAH, I MEAN, FROM A POLICY STANDPOINT, IN SOME WAYS, IT’S STANDPOINT, IN SOME WAYS, IT’S THE MOST ABIDING AND REALLY THE MOST ABIDING AND REALLY TROUBLING ASPECT OF THE WHOLE TROUBLING ASPECT OF THE WHOLE PRESIDENCY. PRESIDENCY. HE WAKES UP LYING AND LIES ALL HE WAKES UP LYING AND LIES ALL DAY AND SEEMS TO THINK NOTHING DAY AND SEEMS TO THINK NOTHING OF IT. OF IT. BUT AS A FEDERAL CRIMINAL BUT AS A FEDERAL CRIMINAL MATTER, A MATTER FOR CONGRESS TO MATTER, A MATTER FOR CONGRESS TO INVESTIGATE, IT’S SERIOUS STUFF. INVESTIGATE, IT’S SERIOUS STUFF. THE SAME THING THAT WE HAD IN THE SAME THING THAT WE HAD IN IRAN CONTRA OR WATERGATE, ET IRAN CONTRA OR WATERGATE, ET CETERA. CETERA. IT’S THROWING SAND IN THE GEARS IT’S THROWING SAND IN THE GEARS OF VITAL INVESTIGATIONS AND OF VITAL INVESTIGATIONS AND KEEPING PEOPLE FROM KNOWING THE KEEPING PEOPLE FROM KNOWING THE TRUTH. TRUTH. USUALLY TO SERVE YOURSELF. USUALLY TO SERVE YOURSELF. AND IT OFTEN INVOLVES AND IT OFTEN INVOLVES CONSPIRACY, FOR INSTANCE, THE CONSPIRACY, FOR INSTANCE, THE HOPE HICKS STORY ON THE PLANE HOPE HICKS STORY ON THE PLANE ABOUT THE RUSSIA TRUMP TOWER ABOUT THE RUSSIA TRUMP TOWER MEETING. MEETING. WHAT COULD BE MORE IMPORTANT WHAT COULD BE MORE IMPORTANT EVEN THAN THE CRIMINAL ASPECTS EVEN THAN THE CRIMINAL ASPECTS THAN THE AMERICAN PEOPLE GETTING THAN THE AMERICAN PEOPLE GETTING THE TRUTH AND THAT IS WHAT THIS THE TRUTH AND THAT IS WHAT THIS PATTERN IS A DIRECT ASSAULT ON. PATTERN IS A DIRECT ASSAULT ON.>>PHIL RUCKER, HOPE HICKS’ NAME>>PHIL RUCKER, HOPE HICKS’ NAME HAS BEEN INVOKED TWICE, ONE I HAS BEEN INVOKED TWICE, ONE I HAVEN’T THOUGHT ABOUT IN A HAVEN’T THOUGHT ABOUT IN A WHILE, BUT IT DOES REMIND ME WHILE, BUT IT DOES REMIND ME THERE IS AN ACTIVE OBSTRUCTION THERE IS AN ACTIVE OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE INVESTIGATION UNDER OF JUSTICE INVESTIGATION UNDER WAY INTO THIS PRESIDENT. WAY INTO THIS PRESIDENT. HE’S ALSO ESSENTIALLY AN HE’S ALSO ESSENTIALLY AN UNINDICTED CO-CONSPIRATOR IN THE UNINDICTED CO-CONSPIRATOR IN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK. SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK. AND THE MUELLER PROBE IS NOW AND THE MUELLER PROBE IS NOW STILL LOOMING LARGE OVER HIS STILL LOOMING LARGE OVER HIS HEAD. HEAD. MAYBE SOME SORT OF INTERIM MAYBE SOME SORT OF INTERIM REPORT OR SOME SORT OF UPDATE TO REPORT OR SOME SORT OF UPDATE TO BE DELIVERED, PERHAPS, TO THE BE DELIVERED, PERHAPS, TO THE NEW ATTORNEY GENERAL. NEW ATTORNEY GENERAL. WHAT IS SORT OF THE CURRENT WHAT IS SORT OF THE CURRENT WHITE HOUSE POSTURE ABOUT ALL OF WHITE HOUSE POSTURE ABOUT ALL OF THESE SPOKES POINTING INWARD THESE SPOKES POINTING INWARD DIRECTLY AT THE PRESIDENT? DIRECTLY AT THE PRESIDENT?>>WELL, THE OBSTRUCTION OF>>WELL, THE OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE INVESTIGATION IS JUSTICE INVESTIGATION IS IMPORTANT, AS YOU JUST POINTED IMPORTANT, AS YOU JUST POINTED OUT AND OFTEN OVERLOOKED WHEN OUT AND OFTEN OVERLOOKED WHEN WE’RE TALKING SO MUCH ABOUT WE’RE TALKING SO MUCH ABOUT POSSIBLE COLLUSION WITH RUSSIA, POSSIBLE COLLUSION WITH RUSSIA, BUT WE SHOULD REMEMBER THAT SO BUT WE SHOULD REMEMBER THAT SO MANY OF THE PRESIDENT’S TOP MANY OF THE PRESIDENT’S TOP ADVISERS INCLUDING HIS COUNSEL, ADVISERS INCLUDING HIS COUNSEL, DON McGAHN, HAVE SPENT HOURS AS DON McGAHN, HAVE SPENT HOURS AS WITNESSES BEFORE MUELLER AND WITNESSES BEFORE MUELLER AND BEFORE THE SPECIAL COUNSEL BEFORE THE SPECIAL COUNSEL INVESTIGATORS GOING OVER KEY INVESTIGATORS GOING OVER KEY MOMENTS, RECOLLECTING, YOU KNOW, MOMENTS, RECOLLECTING, YOU KNOW, WHAT THE PRESIDENT SAID, WHEN WHAT THE PRESIDENT SAID, WHEN AND WHERE AND WHY, AND WHAT AND WHERE AND WHY, AND WHAT HAPPENED AS MUELLER BUILDS A HAPPENED AS MUELLER BUILDS A NARRATIVE THAT TELLS US ABOUT NARRATIVE THAT TELLS US ABOUT THE PRESIDENT’S INTERACTIONS AND THE PRESIDENT’S INTERACTIONS AND INVOLVEMENTS AT SOME OF THESE INVOLVEMENTS AT SOME OF THESE KEY MOMENTS INCLUDING THE FIRING KEY MOMENTS INCLUDING THE FIRING OF JIM COMEY AS THE FBI OF JIM COMEY AS THE FBI DIRECTOR, INCLUDING WRITING THAT DIRECTOR, INCLUDING WRITING THAT FALSE — DICTATING THAT FALSE FALSE — DICTATING THAT FALSE STATEMENT ABOARD AFFORCE ONE FOR STATEMENT ABOARD AFFORCE ONE FOR HIS SON, DON JUNIOR. HIS SON, DON JUNIOR. ALL THAT THATIS GOING TO COME TO ALL THAT THATIS GOING TO COME TO HEAD AT SOME POINT WHEN THE HEAD AT SOME POINT WHEN THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION WRAPS UP. MUELLER INVESTIGATION WRAPS UP. THE WHITE HOUSE POSTURE TODAY IS THE WHITE HOUSE POSTURE TODAY IS TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO FIGHT AND USE PRIVILEGE TO FIGHT AND USE PRIVILEGE TO PREVENT ASPECTS OF THAT REPORT PREVENT ASPECTS OF THAT REPORT FROM BECOMING PUBLIC. FROM BECOMING PUBLIC. IT’S SOMETHING THAT THE IT’S SOMETHING THAT THE PRESIDENT’S LAWYERS AS WELL AS PRESIDENT’S LAWYERS AS WELL AS THE WHITE HOUSE COUNSELS HAVE THE WHITE HOUSE COUNSELS HAVE BEEN FOCUSED ON IN THE LAST FEW BEEN FOCUSED ON IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS TRYING TO EXERT MONTHS TRYING TO EXERT PRIVILEGE, TRYING TO PREVENT KEY PRIVILEGE, TRYING TO PREVENT KEY PARTS OF THAT REPORT FROM BEING PARTS OF THAT REPORT FROM BEING MADE PUBLIC TO THE CONGRESS. MADE PUBLIC TO THE CONGRESS. NOW, IT’S GOING TO BE UP TO THE NOW, IT’S GOING TO BE UP TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AND THAT COULD ATTORNEY GENERAL AND THAT COULD BE BARR BY THE TIME THIS ALL BE BARR BY THE TIME THIS ALL COMES TO A HEAD TO DECIDE WHAT COMES TO A HEAD TO DECIDE WHAT TO RELEASE TO CONGRESS, IF TO RELEASE TO CONGRESS, IF ANYTHING, AND THERE IS CERTAINLY ANYTHING, AND THERE IS CERTAINLY A FIGHT THAT’S TAKING SHAPE A FIGHT THAT’S TAKING SHAPE BETWEEN THE DEPARTMENT OF BETWEEN THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND THE CONGRESS WHERE JUSTICE AND THE CONGRESS WHERE DEMOCRATS ARE GOING TO BE DEMOCRATS ARE GOING TO BE CALLING FOR A LOT OF THESE CALLING FOR A LOT OF THESE DETAILS TO BE MADE PUBLIC. DETAILS TO BE MADE PUBLIC. BUT THAT’S THE THINKING RIGHT BUT THAT’S THE THINKING RIGHT NOW, TO TRY TO PREVENT DAMAGING NOW, TO TRY TO PREVENT DAMAGING INFORMATION FROM BEING CONSUMED INFORMATION FROM BEING CONSUMED BY THE PUBLIC. BY THE PUBLIC. BY US. BY US.>>CONGRESSMAN, LET ME GIVE YOU>>CONGRESSMAN, LET ME GIVE YOU THE LAST WORD ON THAT. THE LAST WORD ON THAT. SPECIAL COUNSEL REGULATIONS, AS SPECIAL COUNSEL REGULATIONS, AS I UNDERSTAND THEM, DON’T REQUIRE I UNDERSTAND THEM, DON’T REQUIRE THAT A REPORT FROM ROBERT THAT A REPORT FROM ROBERT MUELLER GO TO CONGRESS. MUELLER GO TO CONGRESS. SO WHAT ARE YOU EXPLORING TO GET SO WHAT ARE YOU EXPLORING TO GET THAT INFORMATION FOR THE THAT INFORMATION FOR THE PURPOSES OF YOUR INVESTIGATIONS PURPOSES OF YOUR INVESTIGATIONS AND AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC? AND AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC?>>YEAH, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE>>YEAH, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL SEE THE MUELLER REPORT. WILL SEE THE MUELLER REPORT. I SAY THAT WITH CONFIDENCE, I SAY THAT WITH CONFIDENCE, NICOLLE, BECAUSE FOR TWO YEARS NICOLLE, BECAUSE FOR TWO YEARS WE WERE POWERLESS UNDER THIS WE WERE POWERLESS UNDER THIS ADMINISTRATION AS THE ADMINISTRATION AS THE REPUBLICANS PROTECTED THE REPUBLICANS PROTECTED THE PRESIDENT FROM INVESTIGATIONS PRESIDENT FROM INVESTIGATIONS AND TRANSPARENCY. AND TRANSPARENCY. WE WERE GIVEN POWER TO PUT A WE WERE GIVEN POWER TO PUT A BALANCE OF POWER ON ABUSES OF BALANCE OF POWER ON ABUSES OF POWER BY THE VOTERS LAST

Jon Stewart TEARS Into Congress


>>The House Judiciary Committee has passed
legislation that would essentially extend the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund to be permanent. So it’s not a several years extension, this
is a permanent extension, which is incredibly important. Because these are individuals, who are suffering
from health issues as a result of being first responders following that tragic event on
9/11. Now, this was something that did not get a
lot of attention until Jon Stewart, of all people, testified before the House Judiciary
Committee. And his testimony was incredibly compelling,
take a look.>>Behind me, A filled room of 9/11 first
responders. And in front of me, a nearly empty Congress. Sick and dying, they brought themselves down
here speak to no one. It’s shameful, it’s an embarrassment to the
country and it is a stain on this institution. And you should be ashamed of yourselves for
those that aren’t her, but you won’t be. Because accountability doesn’t appear to be
something that occurs in this chamber.>>So this compensation fund is part of the
9/11 Health and Compensation Act, which was passed in 2010. And at the time, there was actually pretty
fierce debate in Congress as to whether or not the first responders should get this type
of compensation. In fact the Republicans baulked at it’s $7
billion price tag, which is so incredibly shameful. Because these are again people who put their
lives on the line to help save people, to help with the relief effort. And now they’re suffering, and you had members
of the congress who wanted to turn their backs on them.>>So I remember carrying it back then cuz
we have been around forever. Young Turks is an old show on the Internet. And I remember saying back then, Jon Stewart
shamed the Republicans into funding it in the first place. That Stewart was arguably the best journalist
in the country, even though he’s a comic. That journalists said, hey look, it’s not
my position to care. I’m not supposed to care about anything. So these guys responded to 9/11, they got
sick. And then the government decided to screw them
while declaring many different wars, pretending to care about them, and enriching defense
contractors. But, hey, not my job to care or to point that
out forcefully. And Jon Stewart, even though he was doing
the Daily Show said well, then I’ll step in. And he shamed them back then, and he’s shaming
them now. And Matt, it’s almost perfect for what you
asked people to do. You asked basically a lot of celebrities to
get involved. Because they could make a giant difference. If I went to Congress and said that, they’d
be like, yeah, sure, sure, sure. But when Jon Stewart goes to Congress and
says it, everybody covers it.>>Yeah, absolutely, I mean it’s important,
I think that, for anyone, general the process of civic engagement and being engaged politically
is hugely important. But for those that have those privilege and
obviously a platform and everything that comes with that, it becomes an additional responsibility. And it’s not surprising, of course, right? The number one reason that people go into
bankruptcy in the United States is because of medical costs. The way that we treat returning veterans,
I mean, there’s plenty of money there. The money depends on, we’ve lacked the political
will to make it go to the place it needs to go. So that is where I think it is important that
everyone and especially those with platforms really step in and leverage that towards the
move ins that we need to be happening for justice, essentially.>>So here, I have another good example that,
I mean, it’s really so sad for our democracy. That since the 9/11 responders don’t have
lobbyists and they don’t have corporate donors, the only way that their healthcare’s actually
gonna get covered, is if a celebrity steps in to help them. And I remember we did democracy spring a couple
years ago, and that was civil disobedience to call attention to the corrupting influence
of money in politics. And it was the largest arrest for civil disobedience
in the history of the capital. And we did it for a whole week, and thousands
of people got arrested. And the mainstream media didn’t pay any attention
at all. I mean, God bless her heart, Rosario Dawson
said, well, I’m gonna step in and I’m gonna help. And she came on the last day, and then all
the media showed up, right? And so this is a sad state of affairs. But in those state of affairs, then what Matt
is asking people to do makes a big difference, which is get involved. And if you’re a celebrity or in any way have
that kind of leverage, please use it for something beneficial in the world.>>Exactly, and that’s exactly what Jon Stewart
did here. I wanna go to the next video. Let’s take a look at what else he had to say.>>And I am awfully tired of hearing that
it’s a 9/11 New York issue. Al Qaeda didn’t shout death to Tribeca. They attacked America and these men and women
and their response to it, Is what brought our country back. It’s what gave a reeling nation a solid foundation
to stand back upon, to remind us of why this country is great, of why this country is worth
fighting for, and you are ignoring them. And you can end it tomorrow. Why this bill isn’t unanimous consent, and
a stand-alone issue, is beyond my comprehension.>>He also called out lawmakers who’ve used
the line, never forget, never forget, but aren’t fighting for this. And I thought that was such a great point
to make. And by the way, in the beginning of that clip,
you hear him say, this is not a New York issue. What he’s referring to is federal lawmakers
who argue that the funds should be appropriated by the State of New York as opposed to the
Federal Government, which is so incredibly insulting. And what he said there also kinda reminded
me of the flak that Ilhan Omar got for her comments, right? Because here’s the thing, we see politicians,
not all of them, but we’ve seen many of them exploit the tragedy of 9/11 for their own
political gain. We’ve seen them exploit it to garner support
for intervention or war abroad. But when push comes to shove, when it comes
to actually looking out for the very people who have done the right thing and again, who
have put their lives on the line, to take care of their fellow Americans. I mean, why do they forget when it comes to
those people?>>So when they say, well, maybe New York
should just deal with it and not us, which is something that the Republicans do often. When super storm Sandy hit, Ted Cruz and many
other Republicans said, I don’t care, man, that’s not my state, let New York and New
Jersey deal with it. And then when there was flooding in Texas,
Ted Cruz said no, no, no, we’ve got to have the federal government pay for it, we’ve got
to have a program. But can you imagine if during World War II
when the Japanese hit us in Hawaii. If the people let legislators at the time
more like, that’s not my problem and let the state of Hawaii pay for all that damage. Are you insane? We just got attacked. Of course, that’s about the whole country. And this is the insanity that we live in because
all they care about is their donors. He talks about Never Forget. They forgot to come to the committee hearing
about this issue. But them not coming to the committee hearing
is a sign of disrespect, but not the important part. The important part is extend their healthcare
coverage. It’s gonna expire in 2020. That’s why they’re there in the first place. Some of them are sick and dying. And they said, look, I only have a few, I
don’t know how long I have left, I have precious left on this Earth. But I dragged myself all the way to Washington
to tell you guys and you’re not even here.>>So the committee did pass the legislation,
but, of course, it needs to now go to the House. And the House needs to pass it, and it’s expected
to pass in the House. But there’s a huge question mark in regard
to whether Mitch McConnell will bring it up in the senate. Now, he was confronted about this and his
response was essentially, wow, I haven’t looked at that in a while. I gotta take a look. You should do more than just take a look. Not only should you introduce legislation,
it should pass in the senate. And I think that if it doesn’t pass in the
Senate, and if it does not get brought up by Mitch McConnell, the Democrats would be
idiotic to not use that in campaigning against McConnell. Get him out, he needs to be out. He has absolutely no respect for anyone other
than himself, other than his own profit motives. It’s disgusting that this is even a question,
whether or not it’s gonna be brought up in the senate. So that’s all I have to say about that.

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♪ Liberty, Liberty, Liberty, Liberty ♪ Liberty, Liberty ♪>>>NOW WE TURN TO NEWS THAT>>>NOW WE TURN TO NEWS THAT COULD BE AN ONION HEADLINE. COULD BE AN ONION HEADLINE. ARE YOU READY? ARE YOU READY? CHRIS CHRISTIE THE FAMOUSLY CHRIS CHRISTIE THE FAMOUSLY SHORT TEMPERED AND SOMETIMES SHORT TEMPERED AND SOMETIMES VERBALLY ABUSEIVE NEW JERSEY VERBALLY ABUSEIVE NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR, HAS DECIDED ON HIS GOVERNOR, HAS DECIDED ON HIS NEXT PROJECT. NEXT PROJECT. A THINK TANKING TO ADDRESS A THINK TANKING TO ADDRESS CIVILITY TO THE ADDRESS TODAY’S CIVILITY TO THE ADDRESS TODAY’S UGLY AND DIVISIVE POLITICS UGLY AND DIVISIVE POLITICS BECAUSE PEOPLE AREN’T HAVING BECAUSE PEOPLE AREN’T HAVING CIVILIZED CONVERSATIONS. CIVILIZED CONVERSATIONS. HE IS ANOINTING HIMSELF A HE IS ANOINTING HIMSELF A CIVILITY COP TODAY. CIVILITY COP TODAY. OBVIOUSLY, THIS HAS US THINKING OBVIOUSLY, THIS HAS US THINKING THIS IS LIKE RAB ON YOUR WEDDING THIS IS LIKE RAB ON YOUR WEDDING DAY OR 10,000 SPOONS WHEN ALL DAY OR 10,000 SPOONS WHEN ALL YOU NEED IS A KNIFE. YOU NEED IS A KNIFE. ISN’T IT IRONIC AS ALANIS ISN’T IT IRONIC AS ALANIS MORISSETTE WOULD SAY. MORISSETTE WOULD SAY.>>I WAS WONDERING WHY YOU THINK>>I WAS WONDERING WHY YOU THINK IT’S FAIR TO BE CUTTING SCHOOL IT’S FAIR TO BE CUTTING SCHOOL FUNDING TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS. FUNDING TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS.>>WHAT’S YOUR NAME.>>WHAT’S YOUR NAME.>>FIRST OFF IT’S NONE OF YOUR>>FIRST OFF IT’S NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS. BUSINESS. I DON’T ASK YOU WHERE YOU SEND I DON’T ASK YOU WHERE YOU SEND YOUR KIDS TO SCHOOL. YOUR KIDS TO SCHOOL. DON’T BOGER ME WHERE I SEND MY DON’T BOGER ME WHERE I SEND MY INTO COMPENSATING ME FOR MY INTO COMPENSATING ME FOR MY CHICKS NOR MY EXPERIENCE. CHICKS NOR MY EXPERIENCE.>>YOU KNOW WHAT?>>YOU KNOW WHAT? THEN YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO IT. THEN YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO IT.>>IF YOU WANT TO PUT ON A SHOW>>IF YOU WANT TO PUT ON A SHOW AND GIGGLETIME TIME I TALK, I AND GIGGLETIME TIME I TALK, I HAVE NO INTEREST HAVE NO INTEREST YOUR QUESTION. YOUR QUESTION.>>LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING,>>LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING, AFTER YOU GRADUATE FROM LAW AFTER YOU GRADUATE FROM LAW SCHOOL, TALK LIKE THAT IN A SCHOOL, TALK LIKE THAT IN A COURTROOM, YOUR REAR END IS COURTROOM, YOUR REAR END IS GOING TO GET THROWN IN JAIL. GOING TO GET THROWN IN JAIL. ARE YOU STUPID? ARE YOU STUPID? ON TOPIC, ON TOPIC, NEXT ON TOPIC, ON TOPIC, NEXT QUESTION. QUESTION. GOOD, THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH, GOOD, THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH, AND I’M SORRY FOR THE IDIOT OVER AND I’M SORRY FOR THE IDIOT OVER THERE. THERE. I WORK THE CONES, ACTUALLY, I WORK THE CONES, ACTUALLY, MATT, UNBEI WAS THE GUY WORKING MATT, UNBEI WAS THE GUY WORKING CONES. CONES.>>IF YOU WANT TO HAVE A>>IF YOU WANT TO HAVE A CONVERSATION LATER, I’M HAPPY TO CONVERSATION LATER, I’M HAPPY TO HAVE IT BUDDY. HAVE IT BUDDY. UNTIL THAT TIME, SIT DOWN AND UNTIL THAT TIME, SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP. SHUT UP.>>ISN’T IT IRONIC, THAT SONG>>ISN’T IT IRONIC, THAT SONG ACTUALLY HITS CHRISTIE IN TWO ACTUALLY HITS CHRISTIE IN TWO PLACES, THE IRONY OF THE PLACES, THE IRONY OF THE CIVILITY QUEST AND THE OTHER CIVILITY QUEST AND THE OTHER THAT COULD APPLY TO HIS BRIDGE THAT COULD APPLY TO HIS BRIDGE GATE STANCANDAL, A TRAFFIC JAM W GATE STANCANDAL, A TRAFFIC JAM W YOU’RE ALREADY LATE. YOU’RE ALREADY LATE. IT’S HARD TO TAKE THIS STORY IT’S HARD TO TAKE THIS STORY SERIOUSLY WHICH IS WHY WE TURN SERIOUSLY WHICH IS WHY WE TURN TO COMEDIAN CHUCK NICE. TO COMEDIAN CHUCK NICE. CHRIS CHRISTIE FIGHTING FOR CHRIS CHRISTIE FIGHTING FOR CIVILITY. CIVILITY.>>SEE, HERE’S WHAT YOU DON’T>>SEE, HERE’S WHAT YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND, THOUGH, ARI IS THAT UNDERSTAND, THOUGH, ARI IS THAT SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP. SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP. THAT WAS SAID IN LOVE. THAT WAS SAID IN LOVE. OKAY. OKAY. THAT’S THE DEAL. THAT’S THE DEAL.>>I DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT THAT.>>I DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT THAT.>>THERE’S A LOVING WAY TO TELL>>THERE’S A LOVING WAY TO TELL SOMEBODY TO GO TO HELL OR SIT SOMEBODY TO GO TO HELL OR SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP OR YOU DIE. DOWN AND SHUT UP OR YOU DIE. CHRIS CHRISTIE HAS PERFECTED CHRIS CHRISTIE HAS PERFECTED THAT. THAT. EVERYTHING WE SAW THERE. EVERYTHING WE SAW THERE.>>YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT WHEN>>YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT WHEN SOMEONE IS BEING REALLY FUNNY SOMEONE IS BEING REALLY FUNNY AND SOMEONE SAYS STOP, LIKE GO AND SOMEONE SAYS STOP, LIKE GO ON. ON.>>PLEASE GO ON.>>PLEASE GO ON. WHAT PEOPLE DON’T UNDERSTAND, WHAT PEOPLE DON’T UNDERSTAND, AND I THINK WHAT YOU WERE TRYING AND I THINK WHAT YOU WERE TRYING TO LET THE PUBLIC KNOW IS THAT TO LET THE PUBLIC KNOW IS THAT CHRIS CHRISTIE SEES HIMSELF AS A CHRIS CHRISTIE SEES HIMSELF AS A BRIDGE, A BRIDGE TO BRING ABOUT BRIDGE, A BRIDGE TO BRING ABOUT COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THOSE WHO COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THOSE WHO MIGHT OTHERWISE BE AT ODDS. MIGHT OTHERWISE BE AT ODDS.>>A BRIDGE.>>A BRIDGE.>>A CHRISTIE BRIDGE.>>A CHRISTIE BRIDGE.>>A TRAFFIC LADEN BRIDGE.>>A TRAFFIC LADEN BRIDGE. LET ME ASK YOU THIS, DO YOU KNOW LET ME ASK YOU THIS, DO YOU KNOW THAT WE HAD FOR THIS SEGMENT, WE THAT WE HAD FOR THIS SEGMENT, WE TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY, THAT’S WHY TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY, THAT’S WHY YOU’RE HERE. YOU’RE HERE.>>THAT’S WHY I’M HERE.>>THAT’S WHY I’M HERE.>>WE DIDN’T GET ALL THE>>WE DIDN’T GET ALL THE HYPOCRISY INTO THAT SET UP. HYPOCRISY INTO THAT SET UP.>>YOU CAN’T.>>YOU CAN’T.>>BECAUSE WHO IS CHRIS>>BECAUSE WHO IS CHRIS CHRISTIE’S BIGGEST POLITICAL CHRISTIE’S BIGGEST POLITICAL ALLY AND MENTOR RIGHT NOW. ALLY AND MENTOR RIGHT NOW.>>ALLY, IT WOULD HAVE TO BE, I>>ALLY, IT WOULD HAVE TO BE, I DON’T KNOW, DONALD TRUMP. DON’T KNOW, DONALD TRUMP.>>PERHAPS.>>PERHAPS.>>HE CHAIRED THE TRANSITION, HE>>HE CHAIRED THE TRANSITION, HE WAS THE FIRST ENDORSER IN THE WAS THE FIRST ENDORSER IN THE REPUBLICAN FIELD OF COMPETITORS REPUBLICAN FIELD OF COMPETITORS AND LOOK AT THIS, HE WAS ASKED AND LOOK AT THIS, HE WAS ASKED ABOUT THIS BECAUSE HE’S GOT THE ABOUT THIS BECAUSE HE’S GOT THE CIVILITY PROJECT AND HE SAID NO CIVILITY PROJECT AND HE SAID NO CONFLICT THERE, QUOTE, THE CONFLICT THERE, QUOTE, THE NEGATIVE TONE IN OUR POLITICS NEGATIVE TONE IN OUR POLITICS EXISTED LONG BEFORE TRUMP. EXISTED LONG BEFORE TRUMP. YOU’RE NEVER GOING TO AGREE WITH YOU’RE NEVER GOING TO AGREE WITH ANYONE 100%. ANYONE 100%.>>AND GUESS WHAT, IF YOU>>AND GUESS WHAT, IF YOU REMEMBER LAST WEEK, TRUMP SAID REMEMBER LAST WEEK, TRUMP SAID THIS, EVERYTHING I SAY IS IN THIS, EVERYTHING I SAY IS IN LOVE. LOVE. WE DO LOVE, AND SO, I MEAN, WE DO LOVE, AND SO, I MEAN, LISTEN, THESE ARE TWO PEAS IN A LISTEN, THESE ARE TWO PEAS IN A POD THAT BELONG TOGETHER. POD THAT BELONG TOGETHER. I LIKE WHAT THEY’RE DOING HERE. I LIKE WHAT THEY’RE DOING HERE. THEY’RE BRINGING THE COUNTRY THEY’RE BRINGING THE COUNTRY TOGETHER BY SHOWING WHAT IT IS TOGETHER BY SHOWING WHAT IT IS TO BE A PART. TO BE A PART.>>DO YOU THINK, AND THIS IS MY>>DO YOU THINK, AND THIS IS MY FINAL QUESTION. FINAL QUESTION. THIS IS THE MOST APT QUESTION THIS IS THE MOST APT QUESTION FOR YOU. FOR YOU. THIS IS WHAT YOU KNOW. THIS IS WHAT YOU KNOW.>>ALL RIGHT.>>ALL RIGHT.>>DO YOU THINK CHRIS CHRISTIE>>DO YOU THINK CHRIS CHRISTIE IS PULLING A GIANT PRANK ON US IS PULLING A GIANT PRANK ON US WITH THIS? WITH THIS? WOW, THAT’S A VERY GOOD WOW, THAT’S A VERY GOOD QUESTION. QUESTION.>>LIKE IN A MONTH, DOES HE COME>>LIKE IN A MONTH, DOES HE COME OUT AND BE LIKE, THIS ISN’T A OUT AND BE LIKE, THIS ISN’T A CIVILITY THINK TANK, I’M CHRIS CIVILITY THINK TANK, I’M CHRIS CHRISTIE. CHRISTIE.>>I JUST SEE CHRIS CHRISTIE AS>>I JUST SEE CHRIS CHRISTIE AS DAVE CHAPPELLE. DAVE CHAPPELLE. I’M CHRIS CHRISTIE. I’M CHRIS CHRISTIE. I’M CHRIS CHRISTIE. I’M CHRIS CHRISTIE.>>WATCH IT.>>WATCH IT.>>WHAT DID YOU EXPECT.>>WHAT DID YOU EXPECT. THAT’S WHAT I’M SAYING. THAT’S WHAT I’M SAYING. LIKE WHAT DID YOU EXPECT, LIKE WHAT DID YOU EXPECT, CIVILITY. CIVILITY. CIVILITY? CIVILITY?>>CAN I COUNT UP IN MY THANK>>CAN I COUNT UP IN MY THANK YOU TO YOU BECAUSE I ALWAYS LOVE YOU TO YOU BECAUSE I ALWAYS LOVE TALKING TO YOU. TALKING TO YOU. YOU MAKE A GOOD NEWS DAY EASIER. YOU MAKE A GOOD NEWS DAY EASIER. YOU DID YOUR IMPRESSION OF YOU DID YOUR IMPRESSION OF DONALD TRUMP. DONALD TRUMP.>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT.>>AND YOU DID A CHAPPELL>>AND YOU DID A CHAPPELL CHRISTIE PORTMANTEAU.

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>>>NOW TO OUR SPECIAL REPORT ON>>>NOW TO OUR SPECIAL REPORT ON TRUMP CRITICS TURNED SYCOPHANT TRUMP CRITICS TURNED SYCOPHANT FUNDS THIS WEEK POLITICOS FUNDS THIS WEEK POLITICOS FOCUSED ON ANOTHER TWIST, FOCUSED ON ANOTHER TWIST, ANTHONY SCARAMUCCI TURNING ON ANTHONY SCARAMUCCI TURNING ON HIS BOSS. HIS BOSS. IN NORMAL TIMES WHITE HOUSE IN NORMAL TIMES WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS DON’T LASH OUT LIKE OFFICIALS DON’T LASH OUT LIKE THAT. THAT. CONSIDER A WIDER SHIFT INSIDE CONSIDER A WIDER SHIFT INSIDE THE GOP WITH POLICY THE GOP WITH POLICY CONSEQUENCES. CONSEQUENCES. THINK OF IT AS THE REVERSE THINK OF IT AS THE REVERSE MOOCH. MOOCH. REPUBLICANS TURNING FROM SCOLDS REPUBLICANS TURNING FROM SCOLDS TO SUPPORT BUSY. TO SUPPORT BUSY. THERE’S ONE PROMINENT EXAMPLE THERE’S ONE PROMINENT EXAMPLE YOU’VE SURELY SEEN, LINDSEY YOU’VE SURELY SEEN, LINDSEY GRAHAM. GRAHAM.>>I THINK HE’S A KOOK.>>I THINK HE’S A KOOK. I THINK HE’S CRAZY. I THINK HE’S CRAZY. I THINK HE’S UNFIT FOR OFFICE. I THINK HE’S UNFIT FOR OFFICE.>>I AM LIKE AT HAPPIEST DUDE IN>>I AM LIKE AT HAPPIEST DUDE IN AMERICA RIGHT NOW. AMERICA RIGHT NOW. WE’VE GOT A PRESIDENT AND A WE’VE GOT A PRESIDENT AND A NATIONAL SECURITY TEAM THAT I’VE NATIONAL SECURITY TEAM THAT I’VE BEEN DREAMING OF. BEEN DREAMING OF. I AM ALL IN, KEEP IT UP DONALD. I AM ALL IN, KEEP IT UP DONALD.>>THAT DOESN’T ADD UP.>>THAT DOESN’T ADD UP. YOU CAN’T BE HAPPY ABOUT A “THE YOU CAN’T BE HAPPY ABOUT A “THE CRAZY KOOK” BEING PRESIDENT. CRAZY KOOK” BEING PRESIDENT. GRAHAM WORKS WITH TRUMP A LOT GRAHAM WORKS WITH TRUMP A LOT THESE DAYS. THESE DAYS. . . OTHER REPUBLICANS HAVE GONE OTHER REPUBLICANS HAVE GONE FURTHER FROM RUNNING AGAINST HIM FURTHER FROM RUNNING AGAINST HIM TO WORKING FOR HIM. TO WORKING FOR HIM.>>DONALD TRUMP’S CANDIDACY IS A>>DONALD TRUMP’S CANDIDACY IS A CANCER ON CONSERVATISM, A TOXIC CANCER ON CONSERVATISM, A TOXIC MIX OF DEMAGOGUERY AND MEAN MIX OF DEMAGOGUERY AND MEAN SPIRITEDNESS AND NONSENSE. SPIRITEDNESS AND NONSENSE.>>MY HAT’S OFF TO THE FOR>>MY HAT’S OFF TO THE FOR TAKING THAT SAND AND FOR SENDING TAKING THAT SAND AND FOR SENDING A CLEAR MESSAGE AROUND THE A CLEAR MESSAGE AROUND THE WORLD. WORLD.>>THEN THERE’S THE FORMER TRUMP>>THEN THERE’S THE FORMER TRUMP CRITIC AT THE WHITE HOT CENTER CRITIC AT THE WHITE HOT CENTER OF THIS WHITE HOUSE OCCUPYING A OF THIS WHITE HOUSE OCCUPYING A HUB OF TRUMP CHAOS, THE SAME HUB OF TRUMP CHAOS, THE SAME POSITION FILLED AND VACATED BY POSITION FILLED AND VACATED BY REINCE PRIEBUS AND JOHN KELLY. REINCE PRIEBUS AND JOHN KELLY. I’M TALKING ABOUT ACTING CHIEF I’M TALKING ABOUT ACTING CHIEF OF STAFF MICK MULL MULVANEY. OF STAFF MICK MULL MULVANEY.>>YES, I’M SUPPORTING DONALD>>YES, I’M SUPPORTING DONALD TRUMP. TRUMP. I’M DOING SO AS ENTHUSIASTICALLY I’M DOING SO AS ENTHUSIASTICALLY AS I CAN GIVEN THE FACT HE’S A AS I CAN GIVEN THE FACT HE’S A TERRIBLE HUMAN BEING. TERRIBLE HUMAN BEING. THE CHOICE ON THE OTHER SIDE IS THE CHOICE ON THE OTHER SIDE IS JUST AS BAD. JUST AS BAD.>>THERE’S ALL KINDS OF STUFF>>THERE’S ALL KINDS OF STUFF GOING ON. GOING ON. IT’S WILD THAT THIS IS THE STATE IT’S WILD THAT THIS IS THE STATE OF FEDERAL STAFFING. OF FEDERAL STAFFING. AND IT’S LIKE THE 12th MOST AND IT’S LIKE THE 12th MOST PROMINENT STORY TO THINK ABOUT. PROMINENT STORY TO THINK ABOUT. THIS IS NOT NORMAL AND IT’S THIS IS NOT NORMAL AND IT’S TELLING. TELLING. DONALD TRUMP IS NOT KNOWN TO FIB DONALD TRUMP IS NOT KNOWN TO FIB GRUNLS OR OVERLOOK THESE KIND OF GRUNLS OR OVERLOOK THESE KIND OF THINGS BUT HE’S SO DESPERATE FOR THINGS BUT HE’S SO DESPERATE FOR BODIES IN AN ADMINISTRATION WITH BODIES IN AN ADMINISTRATION WITH RECORD BREAKING TURNOVER, HE’S RECORD BREAKING TURNOVER, HE’S HIRED OR TEAMED UP WITH PEOPLE HIRED OR TEAMED UP WITH PEOPLE WHO CALL HIM A KOOK AND CRAZY, WHO CALL HIM A KOOK AND CRAZY, UNFIT FOR OFFICE. UNFIT FOR OFFICE. A CANCER ON CONSERVATISM. A CANCER ON CONSERVATISM. A TERRIBLE HUMAN BEING. A TERRIBLE HUMAN BEING. THEY ALSO SAY HE’S NOT A VERY THEY ALSO SAY HE’S NOT A VERY GOOD PERSON. GOOD PERSON. THEY DON’T PARTICULARLY LIKE HIM THEY DON’T PARTICULARLY LIKE HIM AND HE SAYS DISGUSTING AND AND HE SAYS DISGUSTING AND INDEFENSIBLE THINGS. INDEFENSIBLE THINGS. WHAT ELSE? WHAT ELSE? HE’S ACTUALLY THE MOST FLAWED HE’S ACTUALLY THE MOST FLAWED HUMAN BEING RUNNING FOR HUMAN BEING RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT IN HISTORY. PRESIDENT IN HISTORY. THIS IS A LOT OF VERY CLEAR THIS IS A LOT OF VERY CLEAR CHARACTER REJECTION. CHARACTER REJECTION. IT’S NOT POLICY DISAGREEMENT. IT’S NOT POLICY DISAGREEMENT. IT’S AN PROP BRIIAM FOR WHO HE IT’S AN PROP BRIIAM FOR WHO HE IS. IS. ALL THOSE LAST QUOTES ARE ALL ALL THOSE LAST QUOTES ARE ALL FROM MICK MULVANEY NOW BEST FROM MICK MULVANEY NOW BEST KNOWN FOR DEFENDING TRUMP ON THE KNOWN FOR DEFENDING TRUMP ON THE SUNDAY SHOWS ABOUT EVERYTHING. SUNDAY SHOWS ABOUT EVERYTHING.>>HE PUSHES BACK, HE FIGHTS>>HE PUSHES BACK, HE FIGHTS BACK WHEN HE FEELS LIKE HE’S BACK WHEN HE FEELS LIKE HE’S ATTACKED. ATTACKED. HE HAS ZERO TO DO WITH RACE. HE HAS ZERO TO DO WITH RACE.>>TO BE CLEAR, YOU BELIEVE>>TO BE CLEAR, YOU BELIEVE DEMOCRATS WILL NEVER SEE THE DEMOCRATS WILL NEVER SEE THE PRESIDENT’S TAX RETURNS? PRESIDENT’S TAX RETURNS? INTO NO, NEVER. INTO NO, NEVER. NOR SHOULD THEY. NOR SHOULD THEY. MR. MUELLER FOUND NO COLLUSION MR. MUELLER FOUND NO COLLUSION AND NO OBSTRUCTION. AND NO OBSTRUCTION.>>NOT A CRIME.>>NOT A CRIME. WHAT ABOUT THE ETHICS OR MORE WHAT ABOUT THE ETHICS OR MORE RAFLT THOSE THINGS? RAFLT THOSE THINGS?>>AGAIN, THE ISSUE IS NOT>>AGAIN, THE ISSUE IS NOT WHETHER IT’S ETHICAL. WHETHER IT’S ETHICAL.>>DO YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THAT>>DO YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THAT IS OFFENSIVE TO THE AMERICANS IS OFFENSIVE TO THE AMERICANS WHO DO LIVE THERE. WHO DO LIVE THERE.>>I UNDERSTAND THAT EVERYTHING>>I UNDERSTAND THAT EVERYTHING THAT DONALD TRUMP SAYS IS THAT DONALD TRUMP SAYS IS OFFENSIVE TO SOME PEOPLE. OFFENSIVE TO SOME PEOPLE.>>MULVANEY HAS HAD TO TURN ON>>MULVANEY HAS HAD TO TURN ON HIS OPPOSITION 0 TRUMP BUT A LOT HIS OPPOSITION 0 TRUMP BUT A LOT OF OTHER CONSERVATIVES HAVE, OF OTHER CONSERVATIVES HAVE, TOO. TOO. THEY SAID YOU HAVE TO HOLD YOUR THEY SAID YOU HAVE TO HOLD YOUR NOSE TO GET POLICY OUT OF THIS NOSE TO GET POLICY OUT OF THIS WHITE HOUSE. WHITE HOUSE. EVANGELICALS SUPPORTED HIM EVANGELICALS SUPPORTED HIM BECAUSE OF THE SUPREME COURT AND BECAUSE OF THE SUPREME COURT AND THEY GOT TWO JUSTICES. THEY GOT TWO JUSTICES. ARE FOR MULVANEY THIS IS ARE FOR MULVANEY THIS IS DIFFERENT. DIFFERENT. DONALD TRUMP IS EXPLODING THE DONALD TRUMP IS EXPLODING THE DEFICIT THIS MONTH. DEFICIT THIS MONTH. IT’S REACHING CLOSE TO A IT’S REACHING CLOSE TO A TRILLION DOLLARS MULVANEY’S TRILLION DOLLARS MULVANEY’S ENTIRE POLICY AGENDA IN CONGRESS ENTIRE POLICY AGENDA IN CONGRESS WAS CUTTING THE DEFICIT. WAS CUTTING THE DEFICIT. EVEN WHEN THAT PLANET GOING EVEN WHEN THAT PLANET GOING AFTER OTHER REPUBLICANS HE AFTER OTHER REPUBLICANS HE ROASTED THE GOP BUDGET IN 2015 ROASTED THE GOP BUDGET IN 2015 SAYING THERE’S NO HONEST WAY TO SAYING THERE’S NO HONEST WAY TO JUSTIFY IT. JUSTIFY IT. WHATEVER YOU THINK ABOUT THAT WHATEVER YOU THINK ABOUT THAT DEFICIT TALK, IT WAS MULVANEY’S DEFICIT TALK, IT WAS MULVANEY’S THING FROM HIS FIRST DAYS IN THING FROM HIS FIRST DAYS IN OFFICE. OFFICE.>>I’M MICK MULVANEY FROM SOUTH>>I’M MICK MULVANEY FROM SOUTH CAROLINA. CAROLINA. I CAN’T TELL YOU HOW EXCITED I CAN’T TELL YOU HOW EXCITED ABOUT THESE PROPOSALS. ABOUT THESE PROPOSALS. I THINK ANYBODY UP TO SPEED ON I THINK ANYBODY UP TO SPEED ON BUDGET ISSUES SHOULD BE SCARED BUDGET ISSUES SHOULD BE SCARED TO DEATH WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH TO DEATH WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH THE DEBT ANDDEFICIT IN THIS THE DEBT ANDDEFICIT IN THIS COUNTRY. COUNTRY.>>CUTTING SPENDING WAS SO>>CUTTING SPENDING WAS SO IMPORTANT IN 2013, HE TRIED TO IMPORTANT IN 2013, HE TRIED TO KILL EMERGENCY RELIEF FOR VIPS KILL EMERGENCY RELIEF FOR VIPS OF HURRICANE SANDY DEMANDING IT OF HURRICANE SANDY DEMANDING IT WILL TO BE IMMEDIATELY OFFSET BY WILL TO BE IMMEDIATELY OFFSET BY BUDGET CUTS. BUDGET CUTS. WE’RE TALKING ABOUT EMERGENCY WE’RE TALKING ABOUT EMERGENCY FUNDS HERE. FUNDS HERE.>>IS THE FUTURE OF ALL AID>>IS THE FUTURE OF ALL AID AFTER A NATURAL DISASTER NOW THE AFTER A NATURAL DISASTER NOW THE CONTINGENT, IN YOUR VIEW, ON CONTINGENT, IN YOUR VIEW, ON CORRESPONDING CUTS? CORRESPONDING CUTS?>>WELL, I THINK IT IS UNTIL WE>>WELL, I THINK IT IS UNTIL WE GET OUR FISCAL HOUSE IN ORDER. GET OUR FISCAL HOUSE IN ORDER.>>GET THAT HOUSE IN ORDER.>>GET THAT HOUSE IN ORDER. DID ANY OF THIS CHANGE WHEN HE DID ANY OF THIS CHANGE WHEN HE WAS HIRED TO RUN TRUMP’S WAS HIRED TO RUN TRUMP’S DEBT-BUSTING GOVERNMENT? DEBT-BUSTING GOVERNMENT? NOT OFFICIALLY. NOT OFFICIALLY. EVEN IN HIS CONFIRMATION HEARING EVEN IN HIS CONFIRMATION HEARING UNDER OATH, HE CLAIMED HE WAS UNDER OATH, HE CLAIMED HE WAS STILL TRYING TO ADDRESS THE STILL TRYING TO ADDRESS THE DEBT. DEBT.>>I BELIEVE AS A MATTER OF>>I BELIEVE AS A MATTER OF PRINCIPLE THAT THE DEBT IS A PRINCIPLE THAT THE DEBT IS A PROBLEM THAT MUST BE ADDRESSED PROBLEM THAT MUST BE ADDRESSED SOONER RATHER THAN LATER. SOONER RATHER THAN LATER.>>HOW DOES HE JUSTIFY WORKING>>HOW DOES HE JUSTIFY WORKING FOR A PRESIDENT SPENDING MONEY FOR A PRESIDENT SPENDING MONEY ON THINGS HE CAN’T PAY FOR ON THINGS HE CAN’T PAY FOR INCLUDING THE TAX CUTS WHICH MAY INCLUDING THE TAX CUTS WHICH MAY OR MAY NOT AFFECT THE RECESSION. OR MAY NOT AFFECT THE RECESSION. MULVANEY WAS ASKED IF THE MULVANEY WAS ASKED IF THE DEFICIT WOULD BE MENTIONED AND DEFICIT WOULD BE MENTIONED AND HE SAID NOBODY CARES. HE SAID NOBODY CARES. DOES HE HAVE LOW SELF-ESTEEM? DOES HE HAVE LOW SELF-ESTEEM? I’M HERE TO TELL YOU, YOU’RE NOT I’M HERE TO TELL YOU, YOU’RE NOT NOBODY. NOBODY. YOU’RE SOMEBODY. YOU’RE SOMEBODY. YOU SPENT YEARS CARING OR YOU SPENT YEARS CARING OR PRETENDING TO CARE ALONG WITH PRETENDING TO CARE ALONG WITH PAUL RYAN AND THE TEA PARTY. PAUL RYAN AND THE TEA PARTY. WAS IT A LIE? WAS IT A LIE? IN THE TIMES THIS QUESTION HAS IN THE TIMES THIS QUESTION HAS BEEN RAISED, HE SAYS THIS IS BEEN RAISED, HE SAYS THIS IS JUST ADJUSTING TO THE BELTWAY. JUST ADJUSTING TO THE BELTWAY.>>YOU IT’S NOT HYPOCRITICAL.>>YOU IT’S NOT HYPOCRITICAL. IT’S SIMPLY ADJUSTING TO THE IT’S SIMPLY ADJUSTING TO THE WASHINGTON, D.C. THAT WE LIVE WASHINGTON, D.C. THAT WE LIVE IN. IN. I WILL ALWAYS BE A DEFICIT HAWK. I WILL ALWAYS BE A DEFICIT HAWK. I AM TODAY, I WAS YESTERDAY, AND I AM TODAY, I WAS YESTERDAY, AND WILL BE TOMORROW. WILL BE TOMORROW. BECAUSE I DO THINK THAT SPENDING BECAUSE I DO THINK THAT SPENDING A BUNCH OF MONEY THAT WE REASON A BUNCH OF MONEY THAT WE REASON THE IS WRONG. THE IS WRONG. I’M JUST TELLING YOU THAT THIS I’M JUST TELLING YOU THAT THIS IS THE CARDS THAT WE’VE BEEN IS THE CARDS THAT WE’VE BEEN DEALT AS THE ADMINISTRATION. DEALT AS THE ADMINISTRATION.>>THE CARDS WE’VE BEEN DEALT.>>THE CARDS WE’VE BEEN DEALT. WHEN SOMETHING HAPPENS TO YOU WHEN SOMETHING HAPPENS TO YOU OUT OF YOUR CONTROL, THOSE ARE OUT OF YOUR CONTROL, THOSE ARE THE CARDS. THE CARDS. MAKE DO WITH WHAT YOU CAN’T MAKE DO WITH WHAT YOU CAN’T CONTROL. CONTROL. HE WASN’T DEALT THESE CARDS. HE WASN’T DEALT THESE CARDS. HE RAN FOR OFFICE, WON A SEAT, HE RAN FOR OFFICE, WON A SEAT, RESIGNED TO TAKE THIS JOB. RESIGNED TO TAKE THIS JOB. SO WHEN YOU GET INTO THIS LEVEL SO WHEN YOU GET INTO THIS LEVEL OF DEPTH AND THIS STUFF IS SUPER OF DEPTH AND THIS STUFF IS SUPER IMPORTANT TO WHERE WE’RE HEADED IMPORTANT TO WHERE WE’RE HEADED REMEMBER, YOU CAN’T UNDERSTAND REMEMBER, YOU CAN’T UNDERSTAND THIS STORY JUST BY LISTENING TO THIS STORY JUST BY LISTENING TO MULVANEY’SAL SXWRINZ DIG DEEPER. MULVANEY’SAL SXWRINZ DIG DEEPER. ACCORDING TO SOMEONE WHO HAS ACCORDING TO SOMEONE WHO HAS STUDIED THIS, TO UNDERSTAND MICK STUDIED THIS, TO UNDERSTAND MICK MULVANEY YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND MULVANEY YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND MIKE TYSON’S FAMOUS FACE TATTOO. MIKE TYSON’S FAMOUS FACE TATTOO. TIM ALBERTA WROTE AFTER THE TIM ALBERTA WROTE AFTER THE ELECTION DAY MULVANEY REALIZED ELECTION DAY MULVANEY REALIZED AFTER BASH AGTRUMP HE HAD TO AFTER BASH AGTRUMP HE HAD TO COZY UP TO HIM BECAUSE HE WAS COZY UP TO HIM BECAUSE HE WAS OBSESSED WITH POWER. OBSESSED WITH POWER. ALBERTA WRITES HE WORE HIS ALBERTA WRITES HE WORE HIS AMBITION AS SUBTLY AS A MIKE AMBITION AS SUBTLY AS A MIKE TYSON FACE TATTOO, UPON COMING TYSON FACE TATTOO, UPON COMING TO CONGRESS HE MADE FEW DOUBT HE TO CONGRESS HE MADE FEW DOUBT HE WAS THE SMARTEST MAN THERE AND WAS THE SMARTEST MAN THERE AND DESTINED FOR MORE. DESTINED FOR MORE. THE VALUES, PLEDGES, HE WRITES THE VALUES, PLEDGES, HE WRITES MULVANEY CHUCKED OUT THE WINDOW MULVANEY CHUCKED OUT THE WINDOW WATCHING TRUMP, READING THE ART” WATCHING TRUMP, READING THE ART” OF THE DEAL,” I VENNED A THEER OF THE DEAL,” I VENNED A THEER HOW HAD TO INGRATIATE HIMSELF. HOW HAD TO INGRATIATE HIMSELF. HE WOULD DO WHAT PAUL RYAN HAD HE WOULD DO WHAT PAUL RYAN HAD DONE, SELL TRUMP ON THE VALUE HE DONE, SELL TRUMP ON THE VALUE HE BROUGHT TO THE TEAM. BROUGHT TO THE TEAM. IT WORKED. IT WORKED. TRUMP NAMED HIM BUDGET DIRECTOR TRUMP NAMED HIM BUDGET DIRECTOR WITHIN A MONTH AND NOTICE THE WITHIN A MONTH AND NOTICE THE WORDS THAT WERE USED THERE, SELL WORDS THAT WERE USED THERE, SELL TO TRUMP. TO TRUMP. WHICH FOR MULVANEY MEANT SELLING WHICH FOR MULVANEY MEANT SELLING OFF HIS PAST GOALS, HE DIDN’T OFF HIS PAST GOALS, HE DIDN’T BELIEVE THAT HE SAID, NOT ABOUT BELIEVE THAT HE SAID, NOT ABOUT THE GOP, NOT ABOUT DEFICITS, NOT THE GOP, NOT ABOUT DEFICITS, NOT ABOUT THE TRUMP. ABOUT THE TRUMP. IN OTHER WORDS SELLING OUT. IN OTHER WORDS SELLING OUT. SOME MIGHT LOOK DOWN ON A JOB SOME MIGHT LOOK DOWN ON A JOB APPLICANT WILLING TO DO THAT. APPLICANT WILLING TO DO THAT. TRUMP LIKES IT. TRUMP LIKES IT. IT REINFORCES HIS WORLD VIEW IT REINFORCES HIS WORLD VIEW THAT NOBODY BELIEVES ANYTHING. THAT NOBODY BELIEVES ANYTHING. MULVANEY SOLD OUT OR AS CASHOUT MULVANEY SOLD OUT OR AS CASHOUT EXPLAINS ON HIS SONG “CASHING EXPLAINS ON HIS SONG “CASHING OUT,” I’M CASHING OUT, SKATE ON OUT,” I’M CASHING OUT, SKATE ON MY ICE JUST LIKE YOU PLAYING MY ICE JUST LIKE YOU PLAYING HOCKEY. HOCKEY. GRAB YOUR CAMCORDER, PRESS GRAB YOUR CAMCORDER, PRESS RECORD AND GO AND WATCH ME. RECORD AND GO AND WATCH ME. YOU KNOW, WE EXPECT YOU KNOW, WE EXPECT ENTREPRENEURS TO CASH OUT MORE ENTREPRENEURS TO CASH OUT MORE THAN PUBLIC SERVANTS. THAN PUBLIC SERVANTS. MULVANEY IS CLEARLY FINE CASHING MULVANEY IS CLEARLY FINE CASHING OUT HIS BLEE BELIEFS FOR THE OUT HIS BLEE BELIEFS FOR THE CURRENCY OF POWER. CURRENCY OF POWER. TO PARAPHRASE CASH OUT ONE MORE TO PARAPHRASE CASH OUT ONE MORE TIME, LET’S PRESS RECORD AND TIME, LET’S PRESS RECORD AND WATCH HIM BECAUSE HE SURE WATCH HIM BECAUSE HE SURE DOESN’T SOUND LIKE HE USED TO. DOESN’T SOUND LIKE HE USED TO.>>I THINK ANYBODY WHO IS UP TO>>I THINK ANYBODY WHO IS UP TO SPEED ON BUDGET ISSUES SHOULD BE SPEED ON BUDGET ISSUES SHOULD BE SCARED TO DEATH BY WHAT’S SCARED TO DEATH BY WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH THE DEBT AND THE

Market CRASHES 800 Points As Trump Visibly Clueless


I know I told you this last week, but once
again, the Dow Jones has crashed. What is now another 2019 scene record. This time just over 800 points yesterday,
it wasn’t just the Dow crashing more than 3%. The Nasdaq fell more than 3%. The S and p 500 fell more than 3% and it is
starting to get very, very ugly in real terms. Uh, personally, although this doesn’t matter,
I looked at my mutual fund account last night, something I don’t do that often and it was
ugly, very, very ugly. I recommend, uh, most of you stay away from
those accounts if you have them as well. But the economic implications are of course
much more important and drastic than the personal implications. And when we look at the effect or the non
effect of the federal funds rate cut that we saw from the Federal Reserve, when we see
the continued impact of Donald Trump’s trade war, when we see continued instability in
the bond markets every, every day, we are getting a little bit closer to us saying we
are now in a recession rather than getting closer and closer to one and meanwhile, maybe
most disturbingly, because economic downturns are part of the status quo. But usually we want to feel good about the
person at the top, at least understanding what’s going on, if not necessarily being
able to do anything about it. Trump, meanwhile is pretending like his economic
policies make sense that everything’s fine, uh, unless of course it isn’t fine, in which
case it’s definitely not his fault. It’s everybody else’s fault. It’s Democrats, it’s Obama, it’s the Federal
Reserve because they didn’t do a big enough federal funds rate cut is trade war against
China. Oh, that’s very good. That’s definitely not the reason for economic
instability. Farmers going out of business or anything
like that. And Trump now personally attacking fed chairman
Jay Powell as clueless when it’s of course Donald Trump who has no idea what’s going
on. Take a look at this. Trump saying, quote, we are winning big time
against China. I mean that’s just not true. Companies and jobs are fleeing, they’re fleeing. The United States prices to us have not gone
up and in some cases have come down. China is not our problem though. Hong Kong is not helping. Our problem is with the Fed raised too much
and too fast now to slow to cut. Spread is way too much. As other countries say thank you to clueless,
Jay Powell and the Federal Reserve, Germany and many others are playing the game, crazy
inverted yield curve. We should easily be reaping big rewards and
gains, but the Fed is holding us back. We will win. Even if you believed this story, which is
a completely story who nominated so-called clueless Jay Powell to the Federal Reserve. Oh, right. It was Donald Trump himself. But personal responsibility obviously not
happening, and this may actually be a real problem for Trump. Obviously a recession is a problem period. And I don’t want one, regardless of the political
implications that some Republicans are saying, you left, these are hoping for a recession
to remove Trump. No, we have more than enough evidence to remove
Trump to warrant removing Trump already. Uh, we don’t actually need a recession and
I’m not hoping for one, but remember that Donald Trump’s rich friends, we’re all counting
on Trump at least boosting the stock market so that they could make a ton of money while
lowering their tax rates. The stock market is back down to where it
was about a year and a half ago, and they could continue to look very ugly for the next
year, for the next many years. Are Those Trumpists going to keep funneling
cash to Trump’s campaign? If Trump loses the stock market gains and
actually delivers losses, you almost can’t really even have an economic discussion during
the Trump administration because you have a completely reckless, clueless, petulant
child with no understanding of economics or trade policy or financial policy sort of feeling
around in the dark and making major policy announcements via Twitter while blaming everyone
but himself for what’s going on. I want Donald Trump to lose in a landslide
in 2020. I don’t want it to happen because of a ruined
economy that’s bad for everyone. No matter what I want though it might be what
we end up with at the rate that things are going. And once again, we may end up with a terrible
stock market during a republican president, a sensible recovery under the next democratic
administration, which Republicans will pretend doesn’t exist, followed by Republican saying
it was really Republicans that caused the recovery rinse, repeat like Bush Obama. And as we’ve seen many times in the past,
it doesn’t look good and it is actually starting to affect Donald Trump’s approval rating. Let’s talk about that next

Fox News FURIOUS That Americans Believe in Climate Change


We’ve heard really stupid arguments from climate
science deniers on Fox News before. That’s nothing new. We’ve heard, oh, it’s cold in winter in North
Dakota. Clearly there’s no climate change. We’ve heard, oh, plants breathe carbon dioxide. So more of it must be good. We’ve heard, oh, a senator threw a snowball
in the Senate in winter. Climate change clearly is fake, but they are
now starting to actually get angry and frustrated on Fox News that all these stupid liberals
actually believe climate change as a problem or better said, except the science on the
issue of climate change. Check out this totally unintelligible and
quite frankly, moronic rant from Pete Hegseth on Fox News. The biggest national security threat according
to Bernie Sanders is climate change. The left says it all the time. This is what they believe in is their religion. They want to fight the weather. Uh, the rest of us want to deal with real
threats that want to take away our freedoms. And in re think about four years ago, what
was that? 2015 isis was still, uh, you know, this was
during Obama’s term, isis was still a huge problem. The caliph, it was their president Trump ran
on destroying isis, which he did to their physical caliphate. Now there’s remnants that we need to be concerned
about today that’s taking on a real threat directly. Uh, w whether it’s hot or cold, the enemy
is here as far as liberals are concerned and it’s all control for them. That’s why climate change is the perfect enemy. They get to control your life, to deal with
it, no matter what’s happening. Can you imagine being so out of touch with
reality that when you see the left wanting to deal with climate change, a crisis today,
you think it’s about liberals wanting to control the lives of people? Like can you imagine a dumber and less informed
take on this issue other than maybe climate change is a hoax created by China? Again, the weather versus climate trope surfaces,
again, this couldn’t be more clear. They are frustrated that the left understands
and believes and more importantly accepts science. They are mad that the left isn’t falling for
their propaganda the way that many of their own viewers have fallen for it. They actually talk about belief in climate
change as if it’s like belief in God. You either have faith in it or you don’t,
but there’s no knowable objective reality. And unfortunately for many Fox News viewers,
maybe God is more real than climate change in terms of how they view this concept of
belief and faith in which is genuinely scary and maybe a conversation for a different day. But I actually think that the whole concept
of belief is a misnomer. You can accept or not accept the science,
but belief and faith is actually irrelevant to the reality. We shouldn’t let them use this language around
these issues because it blurs the lines between belief in God and belief in science. Science as a process. You can accept it or not. You can understand it or not, but it simply
is. It is not pseudo religious in the way that
peaks Pete Hegseth is talking about. Fox is mad that people accept empirical evidence
over Fox’s anti-science propaganda. That’s fundamentally what this is about. And listen, it’s not just Bernie saying climate
change is a national security threat. The Pentagon agrees, the military gets it. We’ve talked about their assessments. When the Pentagon says, we see this as such
a serious issue that we’re going to lay out a plan to fight climate change for national
security reasons. It’s real. They are the extremists on Fox News. When you look at acceptance of climate change
around the world, American right-wingers aren’t just out of place in the United States or
out of touch in the United States. They’re out of place around the world. Even rightwing parties in most other countries
except climate change and human effect on Climate Change, American conservatives are
truly the bizarre, crazy outliers who simply won’t and yes, Bernie’s right. Climate change is a national security threat,
but the anti science right-wingers are also a security threat and we’re fighting them
at the same time. Let me know your thoughts. I’m on Twitter at d pacman. The show is on [email protected]ch.tv
slash David Pakman where you can use your Amazon prime subscription to sign up to my channel with twitch prime. It costs you nothing, but it counts as a paid
subscription for us and I hope they’ll do that.

Bernie and Warren Are FAR LEFT EXTREMISTS!


The David Pakman show subreddit now has nearly
14,000 subscribers. Um, this is a great place for people to talk
amongst themselves about politics to suggest ideas for the show. Uh, we have one of the
largest independent progressive media subreddits and it is increasingly active with a lot of
good stuff and stuff I don’t agree with, which is totally fine. One Post I noticed this morning
is a post from someone named everybody loves crayon saying, David needs to stop with the
Shtick that candidates like Warren and Bernie aren’t far left in the context of modern American
politics. They are, maybe they aren’t far left when compared to David’s personal views,
but they are in modern American politics. David loses credibility with people like me
on the right. When he says stuff like this, you can’t just compare them to other countries
in Nordic countries. They’re not far left. So what? We’re not in Nordic country or any
other non American country. This is a very typical right-wing view, which
is as he says, it’s not, we’re not any non-American country. We are America. Therefore everything
has to be evaluated solely in the context of what is normal in America. That’s a loser’s
game and the person says, you know, I, I lose there on the right. I lose credibility with
them. When I say Bernie and Warren are not far right, I would lose credit quote credibility
with you for something else. You’re, you’re not the person that I need to maintain credibility
with. You have a very narrow American centric view merely because you live in the United
States understand that the world is more than the United States. I’m trying to present a
perspective on this channel now on my, on my show that tells us, just because you’re
a US-based blinders give you one impression doesn’t mean that when you expand your horizons,
you realize the very different political reality of the world. So that’s why I you, the whole point here
is to say, yeah, we have a very skewed view in the United States of what is considered
far left. When you look at any other developed rich country like ours, anywhere in the world,
they have a healthcare system that makes sense. They deal with gun control in a way that makes
more sense, et cetera. So I, I completely reject what it is that you’re saying here.
And if I’ve lost credibility with you, because I’m telling you the reality that in the United
States you have an Overton window that is far to the right of where it should be given
what other countries are doing and have achieved. Uh, then, I’m sorry, I guess I’m not credible
on that basis. Another post from the subreddit, a very interesting article on Huffington post,
which encourages Beto O’Rourke to pick a race that he can win. This is a exactly what I have been saying
for a couple of months now. Beto O’Rourke in the first democratic debate imploded. He
lost any chance he had to be the Democratic nominee. Doesn’t mean he’s a bad guy and it
certainly doesn’t mean that I wouldn’t love to see Beto replace a senator in Texas. He
failed to do so with Ted Cruz in 2018, but maybe he could do it with John Cornyn in 2020
and I set it what it must, six, eight weeks ago, Beto should abandon the presidential
campaign, go back to Texas and use his national recognition to run against John Cornyn. Uh,
there are now more and more op-eds that are suggesting he do exactly that. I love it.
He should do it. He’s got no shot to win the Democratic nomination. Some people I know
will write in and say, David, he has no shot to defeat John Cornyn. He can get in the way of John Cornyn in a
very significant way, causing Republicans in Texas and nationally to have to spend a
ton of money to defend that seat. It will weaken Texas for Republicans if Beto simply
does as well as he did against Ted Cruz, and I actually think he could win. Um, it would
be a fight, but I think that he could win. So really glad that people on the subreddit
are pointing to that. Join the David Pakman show [email protected] slash reddit
that’s r e d d it, I think before we know it, we’re going to have a 15,000 sub reddit
subscribers. They’re very exciting stuff.

Exploring The Koch Brothers’ Political Influence | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC


. .>>>TIME NOW FOR “MONEY, POWER,>>>TIME NOW FOR “MONEY, POWER, POLITICS.” POLITICS.” IN THE 2018 ELECTION CYCLE IN THE 2018 ELECTION CYCLE CONSERVATIVE BILLIONAIRES CONSERVATIVE BILLIONAIRES CHARLES AND DAVID KOCH SPENT CHARLES AND DAVID KOCH SPENT ALMOST $400 MILLION BUCKS WITH ALMOST $400 MILLION BUCKS WITH $20 MILLION DEDICATED TO MAKING $20 MILLION DEDICATED TO MAKING SURE THE TAX CUTS PASSED. SURE THE TAX CUTS PASSED. THERE ARE FEW INDIVIDUALS WITH THERE ARE FEW INDIVIDUALS WITH MORE INFLUENCE IN BUSINESS AND MORE INFLUENCE IN BUSINESS AND POLITICS THAN THESE TWO BROTHERS POLITICS THAN THESE TWO BROTHERS ON YOUR SCREEN. ON YOUR SCREEN. THEY OWN ROUGHLY 80% OF KOCH THEY OWN ROUGHLY 80% OF KOCH INDUSTRIES. INDUSTRIES. NOW, WE HEAR ABOUT THEIR NOW, WE HEAR ABOUT THEIR POLITICAL DONATIONS AND THEIR POLITICAL DONATIONS AND THEIR LOBBYING EFFORTS AGAINST CLIMATE LOBBYING EFFORTS AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE INITIATIVES BUT RARELY CHANGE INITIATIVES BUT RARELY HEAR ABOUT HOW THIS FAMILY GOT HEAR ABOUT HOW THIS FAMILY GOT SO POWERFUL. SO POWERFUL. IN THE NEW BOOK “KOCHLAND” IN THE NEW BOOK “KOCHLAND” KRISTOFFER LEONARD DESCRIBES HOW KRISTOFFER LEONARD DESCRIBES HOW CHARLES KOCH TURNED THIS COMPANY CHARLES KOCH TURNED THIS COMPANY INTO A $110 BILLION EMPIRE AND INTO A $110 BILLION EMPIRE AND HAVE INFILTRATED JUST ABOUT HAVE INFILTRATED JUST ABOUT EVERY THREAD OF AMERICAN LIFE. EVERY THREAD OF AMERICAN LIFE. I’LL SHARE THIS QUOTE. I’LL SHARE THIS QUOTE. THE COMPANY IS EMBEDDED IN THE THE COMPANY IS EMBEDDED IN THE HIDDEN INFRASTRUCTURE OF EVERY HIDDEN INFRASTRUCTURE OF EVERY DAY LIFE. DAY LIFE. MILLIONS OF PEOPLE USE KOCH MILLIONS OF PEOPLE USE KOCH PRODUCTS WITHOUT EVER SEEING PRODUCTS WITHOUT EVER SEEING KOCH’S NAME ATTACHED. KOCH’S NAME ATTACHED. JOINING ME NOW THE AUTHOR JOINING ME NOW THE AUTHOR OF “KOCHLAND THE SECRET STORY OF OF “KOCHLAND THE SECRET STORY OF KOCH INDUSTRIES AND CORPORATE KOCH INDUSTRIES AND CORPORATE POWER IN AMERICA.” POWER IN AMERICA.” CHRISTOPHER, YOU NOTE WE USE CHRISTOPHER, YOU NOTE WE USE KOCH PRODUCTS EVERY DAY AND KOCH PRODUCTS EVERY DAY AND ALMOST NEVER SEE THEIR NAME. ALMOST NEVER SEE THEIR NAME. WHAT ARE THE PRODUCTS? WHAT ARE THE PRODUCTS? HOW DID THIS HAPPEN? HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?>>WELL, THIS COMPANY>>WELL, THIS COMPANY SPECIALIZES IN THE KINDS OF SPECIALIZES IN THE KINDS OF BUSINESSES THAT UNDERPIN BUSINESSES THAT UNDERPIN CIVILIZATION. CIVILIZATION. KOCH MAKES FUEL, FERTILIZER, KOCH MAKES FUEL, FERTILIZER, BUILDING MATERIALS, CLOTHING BUILDING MATERIALS, CLOTHING MATERIALS, THE SENSORS IN YOUR MATERIALS, THE SENSORS IN YOUR CELL PHONES. CELL PHONES. THE KIND OF STUFF YOU USE EVERY THE KIND OF STUFF YOU USE EVERY DAY BUT NEVER DIRECTLY PURCHASE DAY BUT NEVER DIRECTLY PURCHASE IF YOU WILL. IF YOU WILL. AND THE PROFITS FROM THIS HAVE AND THE PROFITS FROM THIS HAVE BEEN STUNNING. BEEN STUNNING. KOCH’S ANNUAL SALES FOR EXAMPLE KOCH’S ANNUAL SALES FOR EXAMPLE ARE LARGER THAN THAT OF ARE LARGER THAN THAT OF FACEBOOK, GOLDMAN SACHS, AND FACEBOOK, GOLDMAN SACHS, AND U.S. STEEL COMBINED. U.S. STEEL COMBINED. THIS IS A MASSIVE COMPANY THAT THIS IS A MASSIVE COMPANY THAT AFFECTS MILLIONS OF AMERICANS. AFFECTS MILLIONS OF AMERICANS.>>THEN HOW ON EARTH DO WE>>THEN HOW ON EARTH DO WE BARELY KNOW ABOUT THEM? BARELY KNOW ABOUT THEM? I WANT TO SHARE A QUOTE FROM THE I WANT TO SHARE A QUOTE FROM THE BOOK. BOOK. WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT THE SECRECY. WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT THE SECRECY. YOU WRITE, SECRECY WAS A YOU WRITE, SECRECY WAS A STRATEGIC NECESSITY FOR KOCH STRATEGIC NECESSITY FOR KOCH INDUSTRIES. INDUSTRIES. CHARLES KOCH DID NOT WANT TO CHARLES KOCH DID NOT WANT TO SURRENDER IT. SURRENDER IT. HE ALSO DIDN’T WANT TO SURRENDER HE ALSO DIDN’T WANT TO SURRENDER CONTROL. CONTROL. HE HAD A SPECIFIC, CLEAR VISION HE HAD A SPECIFIC, CLEAR VISION OF HOW TO RUN HIS COMPANY AND HE OF HOW TO RUN HIS COMPANY AND HE DIDN’T NEED WALL STREET DIDN’T NEED WALL STREET INVESTORS TO INTERFERE. INVESTORS TO INTERFERE. SO WAS THE MAGIC OF ALL THIS TO SO WAS THE MAGIC OF ALL THIS TO KEEP THE COMPANY PRIVATE? KEEP THE COMPANY PRIVATE?>>THAT’S RIGHT.>>THAT’S RIGHT. WHAT IS SO INTERESTING TO ME IS WHAT IS SO INTERESTING TO ME IS THE SECRECY AROUND THIS THE SECRECY AROUND THIS CORPORATION. CORPORATION. WE KNOW KOCH, FOR EXAMPLE, VERY WE KNOW KOCH, FOR EXAMPLE, VERY INTENTIONALLY DISGUISES ITS INTENTIONALLY DISGUISES ITS POLITICAL DONATIONS. POLITICAL DONATIONS. WELL, THAT COMES FROM THE WELL, THAT COMES FROM THE BUSINESS ITSELF. BUSINESS ITSELF. AND WHAT I REALIZED IS THAT AND WHAT I REALIZED IS THAT SECRECY IS STRATEGIC FOR KOCH SECRECY IS STRATEGIC FOR KOCH INDUSTRIES. INDUSTRIES. FIRST OF ALL, THIS IS A COMPANY FIRST OF ALL, THIS IS A COMPANY THAT IS REALLY DEEPLY INVOLVED THAT IS REALLY DEEPLY INVOLVED IN WHAT WE WOULD CALL TRADING, IN WHAT WE WOULD CALL TRADING, BUYING AND SELLING, ENERGY, BUYING AND SELLING, ENERGY, SUPPLIES, EVEN BUYING AND SUPPLIES, EVEN BUYING AND SELLING OTHER COMPANIES. SELLING OTHER COMPANIES. WHEN THAT’S YOUR LINE OF WORK WHEN THAT’S YOUR LINE OF WORK YOU REALLY DON’T WANT OTHER YOU REALLY DON’T WANT OTHER PEOPLE TO KNOW WHAT YOU KNOW AND PEOPLE TO KNOW WHAT YOU KNOW AND TO KNOW WHAT YOU’RE BE TO DO. TO KNOW WHAT YOU’RE BE TO DO. THAT’S WHY SECRECY IS SO THAT’S WHY SECRECY IS SO FUNDAMENTAL TO THIS COMPANY. FUNDAMENTAL TO THIS COMPANY.>>CHARLIE, YOU HAVE SEEN THIS>>CHARLIE, YOU HAVE SEEN THIS PLAY OUT IN WISCONSIN, WISCONSIN PLAY OUT IN WISCONSIN, WISCONSIN POLITICS. POLITICS. PUT IT INTO CONTEXT. PUT IT INTO CONTEXT.>>WELL, I MEAN, OBVIOUSLY THEY>>WELL, I MEAN, OBVIOUSLY THEY HAVE BEEN MAJOR PLAYERS IN THE HAVE BEEN MAJOR PLAYERS IN THE CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENT AND THE CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENT AND THE RISE OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY BUT RISE OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY BUT WHAT IS INTERESTING TO ME, ALSO, WHAT IS INTERESTING TO ME, ALSO, IS THE WAY THAT — IS THE RULE IS THE WAY THAT — IS THE RULE THEY’RE GOING TO PLAY IN THE ERA THEY’RE GOING TO PLAY IN THE ERA OF TRUMP. OF TRUMP. THEY NEVER REALLY GOT ON BOARD THEY NEVER REALLY GOT ON BOARD WITH DONALD TRUMP AND THE THING WITH DONALD TRUMP AND THE THING ABOUT THE KOCHS AND I’M TALKING ABOUT THE KOCHS AND I’M TALKING ABOUT POLITICS, IN CONTRAST TO ABOUT POLITICS, IN CONTRAST TO SOME OF THE OTHER PLAYERS LIKE SOME OF THE OTHER PLAYERS LIKE THE MERCERS, THEY DO THINK THEY THE MERCERS, THEY DO THINK THEY ACTUALLY CARED ABOUT IDEAS. ACTUALLY CARED ABOUT IDEAS. AND I THINK THEY HAVE BEEN AND I THINK THEY HAVE BEEN WILLING TO STAY ARMS LENGTH. WILLING TO STAY ARMS LENGTH.>>AND –>>AND –>>THEY BOUGHT INTO THE WHOLE>>THEY BOUGHT INTO THE WHOLE STEVE BANNON, YOU KNOW, TRUMP STEVE BANNON, YOU KNOW, TRUMP SORT OF WORLD VIEW. SORT OF WORLD VIEW. AND I THINK THAT IT’S AND I THINK THAT IT’S INTERESTING TO ME TO NOTE WHAT INTERESTING TO ME TO NOTE WHAT ROLE THE KOCHS WILL PLAY OR THE ROLE THE KOCHS WILL PLAY OR THE KOCH — THE INFRASTRUCTURE WILL KOCH — THE INFRASTRUCTURE WILL PLAY IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND PLAY IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND THE CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENT POST THE CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENT POST DONALD TRUMP. DONALD TRUMP. THESE GUYS ARE HARD TO KIND OF, THESE GUYS ARE HARD TO KIND OF, YOU KNOW, IS JUST PUT INTO A BOX YOU KNOW, IS JUST PUT INTO A BOX BECAUSE THEY’RE QUITE BECAUSE THEY’RE QUITE LIBERTARIAN. LIBERTARIAN. THEY ARE INTERESTED IN A WHOLE THEY ARE INTERESTED IN A WHOLE LOT OF THINGS. LOT OF THINGS.>>KRISTOFFER,CHRISTOPHER YOU GO>>KRISTOFFER,CHRISTOPHER YOU GO GREATER DETAIL AROUND HOW DONALD GREATER DETAIL AROUND HOW DONALD TRUMP WAS CERTAINLY NOT THE KOCH TRUMP WAS CERTAINLY NOT THE KOCH BROTHERS’ BOY. BROTHERS’ BOY. THEY CONSIDERED FIVE DIFFERENT THEY CONSIDERED FIVE DIFFERENT REPUBLICANS IN 2016. REPUBLICANS IN 2016. NONE OF THEM WERE THE PRESIDENT. NONE OF THEM WERE THE PRESIDENT. YOU WROTE THIS. YOU WROTE THIS. IN MANY WAYS, DONALD TRUMP POSED IN MANY WAYS, DONALD TRUMP POSED A GREATER POLITICAL THREAT TO A GREATER POLITICAL THREAT TO CHARLES KOCH’S POLITICAL AGENDA CHARLES KOCH’S POLITICAL AGENDA THAN BARACK OBAMA. THAN BARACK OBAMA. THAT IS A BIG STATEMENT. THAT IS A BIG STATEMENT. HOW? HOW?>>WELL, CHARLES KOCH HAS BEEN>>WELL, CHARLES KOCH HAS BEEN PATIENTLY WORKING TO RESHAPE THE PATIENTLY WORKING TO RESHAPE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY FOR 40 YEARS. REPUBLICAN PARTY FOR 40 YEARS. HIS GOAL AS CHARLIE JUST SAID IS HIS GOAL AS CHARLIE JUST SAID IS TO MAKE THE REPUBLICANS MORE TO MAKE THE REPUBLICANS MORE LIBERTARIAN WITH THIS POINT OF LIBERTARIAN WITH THIS POINT OF VIEW THAT GOVERNMENT MUST BE VIEW THAT GOVERNMENT MUST BE LIMITED AND MUST NEVER INTERVENE LIMITED AND MUST NEVER INTERVENE IN MARKETS. IN MARKETS. WHEN DONALD TRUMP CAME ALONG IN WHEN DONALD TRUMP CAME ALONG IN 2016, HE UP ENDED THAT 2016, HE UP ENDED THAT PHILOSOPHY. PHILOSOPHY. DONALD TRUMP CLEARLY BELIEVES DONALD TRUMP CLEARLY BELIEVES THAT GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION IS THAT GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION IS NOT ONLY APPROPRIATE BUT NOT ONLY APPROPRIATE BUT DESIRABLE. DESIRABLE. JUST LOOK AT THE TARIFFS. JUST LOOK AT THE TARIFFS. LOOK AT THE TRADE WAR. LOOK AT THE TRADE WAR. DONALD TRUMP IS SEEKING TO DONALD TRUMP IS SEEKING TO RESHAPE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY NOW RESHAPE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY NOW IN HIS OWN IMAGE, WHICH IS THIS IN HIS OWN IMAGE, WHICH IS THIS SO-CALLED AMERICA FIRST AGENDA. SO-CALLED AMERICA FIRST AGENDA. IT IS VERY CLEAR THAT THE IT IS VERY CLEAR THAT THE AMERICA FIRST AGENDA IS ANATHEMA AMERICA FIRST AGENDA IS ANATHEMA TO THE KOCH NETWORK. TO THE KOCH NETWORK. THERE IS A STRUGGLE AND A FIGHT THERE IS A STRUGGLE AND A FIGHT FOR CONTROL FOR THE FUTURE OF FOR CONTROL FOR THE FUTURE OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND I THINK