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>>>A LOT TO TALK ABOUT THAT>>>A LOT TO TALK ABOUT THAT RACE IN NORTH CAROLINA, WHERE RACE IN NORTH CAROLINA, WHERE REPUBLICAN DAN BISHOP HAS WON BY REPUBLICAN DAN BISHOP HAS WON BY TWO POINTS, A DISTRICT TRUMP TWO POINTS, A DISTRICT TRUMP CARRIED BY 12. CARRIED BY 12. IT FOLLOWS THE MIDTERMS WHERE IT FOLLOWS THE MIDTERMS WHERE DEMOCRATS PICKED UP A WHOPPING DEMOCRATS PICKED UP A WHOPPING 40 SEATS. 40 SEATS.>>WHEN WE LAUNCH THIS CAMPAIGN>>WHEN WE LAUNCH THIS CAMPAIGN CONVENTIONAL WISDOM DICTATED CONVENTIONAL WISDOM DICTATED THAT THIS RACE WAS UNWINNABLE. THAT THIS RACE WAS UNWINNABLE.>>WE VOTED AND WE WON.>>WE VOTED AND WE WON. AND WE DID ALL OF THIS TOGETHER. AND WE DID ALL OF THIS TOGETHER.>>TODAY IS A MILESTONE BUT IT>>TODAY IS A MILESTONE BUT IT IS REALLY A BEGINNING. IS REALLY A BEGINNING.>>AND WHAT’S HAPPENED SINCE>>AND WHAT’S HAPPENED SINCE THEN, WELL, DONALD TRUMP’S THEN, WELL, DONALD TRUMP’S APPROVAL RATING HAS DROPPED APPROVAL RATING HAS DROPPED FURTHER BELOW 40%. FURTHER BELOW 40%. I’M JOINED RIGHT NOW BY STAN I’M JOINED RIGHT NOW BY STAN GREENBERG, A LEADING POLLSTER GREENBERG, A LEADING POLLSTER AND STRATEGIST FOR DECADES, I AND STRATEGIST FOR DECADES, I WANT TO MENTION, LEADERS AROUND WANT TO MENTION, LEADERS AROUND THE WORLD, INCLUDING CLINTON, THE WORLD, INCLUDING CLINTON, OBAMA, AND MANDELA, AND HE’S OBAMA, AND MANDELA, AND HE’S HERE IN PART BECAUSE HIS NEW HERE IN PART BECAUSE HIS NEW BOOK IS CALLED PROVOCATIVELY, BOOK IS CALLED PROVOCATIVELY, FOR SUCH A SOBER MINDED FOR SUCH A SOBER MINDED OBJECTIVE PERSON, RIP GOP. OBJECTIVE PERSON, RIP GOP. AND ALSO FOR A VIEW FROM THE AND ALSO FOR A VIEW FROM THE FIELD, SOMEONE IN THE FIGHT FIELD, SOMEONE IN THE FIGHT RIGHT NOW, JAMIE HARRISON WHO RIGHT NOW, JAMIE HARRISON WHO CHAIRED THE SOUTH CAROLINA CHAIRED THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATIC PARTY RUNNING FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY RUNNING FOR THE U.S. SENATE AGAINST LINDSEY U.S. SENATE AGAINST LINDSEY GRAHAM. GRAHAM. THANKS TO BOTH OF YOU FOR BEING THANKS TO BOTH OF YOU FOR BEING HERE. HERE.>>GOOD TO BE HERE.>>GOOD TO BE HERE.>>GREAT TO HAVE YOU BOTH.>>GREAT TO HAVE YOU BOTH.>>THANKS FOR HAVING US.>>THANKS FOR HAVING US.>>ABSOLUTELY.>>ABSOLUTELY. STANLEY, GIVEN ALL OF YOUR STANLEY, GIVEN ALL OF YOUR EXPERIENCE, THAT TITLE DOESN’T EXPERIENCE, THAT TITLE DOESN’T LEAVE A LOT OF ROOM FOR LEAVE A LOT OF ROOM FOR IMAGINATION, WHAT DO YOU MEAN, IMAGINATION, WHAT DO YOU MEAN, WHAT DO YOU SEE? WHAT DO YOU SEE?>>IT’S TIME NOT TO BE SOBER.>>IT’S TIME NOT TO BE SOBER. I HAVE SPENT ALMOST EVERY NIGHT, I HAVE SPENT ALMOST EVERY NIGHT, EVERY MORNING WRITING AFTER THE EVERY MORNING WRITING AFTER THE WOMEN’S MARCH, AND DEDICATED TO WOMEN’S MARCH, AND DEDICATED TO THE RESISTANCE, WHAT THIS BOOK, THE RESISTANCE, WHAT THIS BOOK, YOU KNOW, SAYS IS THAT I YOU KNOW, SAYS IS THAT I UNDERSTOOD THIS ELECTION MEANT UNDERSTOOD THIS ELECTION MEANT THAT THERE WAS BE A PUSH BACK THAT THERE WAS BE A PUSH BACK AGAINST TRUMP. AGAINST TRUMP. HE WOULD ACCELERATE THE TRENDS HE WOULD ACCELERATE THE TRENDS AND EVERYTHING WE HAVE SEEN AND EVERYTHING WE HAVE SEEN HERE, I THINK, HAS CONFIRMED HERE, I THINK, HAS CONFIRMED THAT AND IF YOU LOOK AT NORTH THAT AND IF YOU LOOK AT NORTH CAROLINA, A LOT OF PEOPLE LOOK CAROLINA, A LOT OF PEOPLE LOOK AT IT AND SAY, WELL, IT WAS AT IT AND SAY, WELL, IT WAS DISAPPOINTING, IT WASN’T WON, DISAPPOINTING, IT WASN’T WON, BUT IT WAS SO MUCH IN PART OF BUT IT WAS SO MUCH IN PART OF THE STORY OF 2018, THE SWING WAS THE STORY OF 2018, THE SWING WAS EXACTLY THE SAME, A 10-POINT EXACTLY THE SAME, A 10-POINT SWING FROM WHERE THE REPUBLICANS SWING FROM WHERE THE REPUBLICANS WERE IN, YOU KNOW, IN ’16, THE WERE IN, YOU KNOW, IN ’16, THE SHIFT IN THE SUBURBAN VOTE, AND SHIFT IN THE SUBURBAN VOTE, AND ALSO WHAT’S IMPORTANT IS ALSO WHAT’S IMPORTANT IS IMMIGRATION. IMMIGRATION. HE PLAYED THE IMMIGRATION CARD HE PLAYED THE IMMIGRATION CARD HARD IN 2018. HARD IN 2018. THEY PLAYED IT VERY HARD IN THE THEY PLAYED IT VERY HARD IN THE SPECIAL ELECTION, AND IT DOES SPECIAL ELECTION, AND IT DOES NOT WORK. NOT WORK. DEMOCRATS WIN WHEN THEY ARE DEMOCRATS WIN WHEN THEY ARE RUNNING AS AN ANTI-IMMIGRANT RUNNING AS AN ANTI-IMMIGRANT PARTY, SO DAY BY DAY, THE PARTY, SO DAY BY DAY, THE DEMOCRATS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH DEMOCRATS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH OUR MULTICULTURAL IDENTITY WITH OUR MULTICULTURAL IDENTITY WITH IMMIGRATION, WITH AN EXPANSIVE IMMIGRATION, WITH AN EXPANSIVE AMERICA, AND THE COUNTRY, I AMERICA, AND THE COUNTRY, I THINK, IS READY TO VOTE FOR THINK, IS READY TO VOTE FOR THEM. THEM.>>AND I WANT TO READ SOMETHING>>AND I WANT TO READ SOMETHING TO YOU, YOU DID NOT PREDICT TO YOU, YOU DID NOT PREDICT TRUMP’S VICTORY, CORRECT. TRUMP’S VICTORY, CORRECT.>>NO.>>NO.>>AND FEW DID, INCLUDING IN THE>>AND FEW DID, INCLUDING IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, I HAD OFF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, I HAD OFF THE RECORD CALLS WITH REPUBLICAN RECORD CALLS WITH REPUBLICAN OFFICIALS PLANNING FOR AFTER THE OFFICIALS PLANNING FOR AFTER THE LOSS. LOSS. BUT I WANT TO READ SOMETHING YOU BUT I WANT TO READ SOMETHING YOU WROTE THEN IN NOVEMBER. WROTE THEN IN NOVEMBER. YOU SAID YOU WERE GLAD THAT YOU SAID YOU WERE GLAD THAT CLINTON WAS ON THE OFFENSIVE, CLINTON WAS ON THE OFFENSIVE, EXPANDING THE MAP RATHER THAN EXPANDING THE MAP RATHER THAN RAISING BARRIERS TO TRUMP RAISING BARRIERS TO TRUMP BREACHING THE BLUE WALL, BREACHING THE BLUE WALL, ALIGNING WITH THE TRENDS OF THE ALIGNING WITH THE TRENDS OF THE COUNTRY WHICH ALLOWS FOR A QUOTE COUNTRY WHICH ALLOWS FOR A QUOTE BIGGER WIN. BIGGER WIN. IN PARTS OF THE SO CALLED BLUE IN PARTS OF THE SO CALLED BLUE WALL, TRUMP NARROWLY PICKED UP WALL, TRUMP NARROWLY PICKED UP KEY STATES, MY QUESTION TO YOU KEY STATES, MY QUESTION TO YOU IS NOT HAVE YOU EVER CALLED AN IS NOT HAVE YOU EVER CALLED AN ELECTION OFF, I THINK A LOT OF ELECTION OFF, I THINK A LOT OF FOLKS HAVE, THE MEDIA CERTAINLY FOLKS HAVE, THE MEDIA CERTAINLY HAS, YOU’RE ON A MEDIA NETWORK, HAS, YOU’RE ON A MEDIA NETWORK, SO FULL DISCLOSURE, BUT DO YOU SO FULL DISCLOSURE, BUT DO YOU STAND BY THAT, HAS ANYTHING STAND BY THAT, HAS ANYTHING CHANGED AND SHOULD DEMOCRATS CHANGED AND SHOULD DEMOCRATS STILL BE WORRIED ABOUT STILL BE WORRIED ABOUT WISCONSIN, PENNSYLVANIA, ET WISCONSIN, PENNSYLVANIA, ET CETERA? CETERA?>>OKAY.>>OKAY. LOOK, YOU’RE RIGHT TO FOCUS ON LOOK, YOU’RE RIGHT TO FOCUS ON THAT, BUT, YOU KNOW, THE ISSUE THAT, BUT, YOU KNOW, THE ISSUE WAS NOT WHETHER WE SHOULD BE WAS NOT WHETHER WE SHOULD BE MOVING TO THOSE EXPANSIVE MOVING TO THOSE EXPANSIVE STATES. STATES. THE ISSUE IS OF COURSE YOU THE ISSUE IS OF COURSE YOU PROTECT YOURSELF ON THE BLUE PROTECT YOURSELF ON THE BLUE WALL. WALL. IT NEVER OCCURRED TO ME THAT WE IT NEVER OCCURRED TO ME THAT WE WOULD NOT BE ADVERTISING, WOULD NOT BE ADVERTISING, ORGANIZING, RESPECTING WORKING ORGANIZING, RESPECTING WORKING CLASS VOTERS, IN MICHIGAN, CLASS VOTERS, IN MICHIGAN, WISCONSIN, AND PENNSYLVANIA. WISCONSIN, AND PENNSYLVANIA. IT WAS NEVER AN EITHER/OR. IT WAS NEVER AN EITHER/OR. YES, I WANTED TO BE WITH THE YES, I WANTED TO BE WITH THE EXPANSIVE MAP, BUT FOR SURE, I EXPANSIVE MAP, BUT FOR SURE, I JUST MADE THE ASSUMPTION, YOU JUST MADE THE ASSUMPTION, YOU MAKE SURE THE BLUE WALL IS IN MAKE SURE THE BLUE WALL IS IN TACT, AND THEN YOU ALSO EXPAND TACT, AND THEN YOU ALSO EXPAND IT AT THE SAME TIME. IT AT THE SAME TIME. I THINK YOU ALWAYS, AS A I THINK YOU ALWAYS, AS A CAMPAIGN, YOU STAY ON THE CAMPAIGN, YOU STAY ON THE OFFENSE, PUT THEM ON THE OFFENSE, PUT THEM ON THE DEFENSIVE, BUT YOU DON’T GIVE DEFENSIVE, BUT YOU DON’T GIVE THEM VULNERABILITY, BY THEM VULNERABILITY, BY DISRESPECTING WORKING CLASS DISRESPECTING WORKING CLASS VOTERS AND NOT COMMITTING TO VOTERS AND NOT COMMITTING TO WINNING THOSE CORE STATES. WINNING THOSE CORE STATES.>>INTERESTING.>>INTERESTING. LET ME BRING IN JAMIE, WHO LIKE LET ME BRING IN JAMIE, WHO LIKE YOU HAS WORKED WITH TOP YOU HAS WORKED WITH TOP DEMOCRATIC OFFICIALS AND IS DEMOCRATIC OFFICIALS AND IS SEEKING TO BECOME ONE IN THE SEEKING TO BECOME ONE IN THE U.S. SENATE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS, U.S. SENATE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS, IF HE WINS, HOW DO YOU SEE THIS IF HE WINS, HOW DO YOU SEE THIS PLAYING OUT? PLAYING OUT?>>HEY, ARI.>>HEY, ARI.>>TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES OR>>TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES OR COULD YOU HEAR ME JAMIE? COULD YOU HEAR ME JAMIE?>>I CAN HEAR YOU NOW, ARI, SAY>>I CAN HEAR YOU NOW, ARI, SAY AGAIN. AGAIN.>>LET ME REPEAT, AND THIS IS ON>>LET ME REPEAT, AND THIS IS ON ME, WE PUT OUR GUESTS IN A ROUGH ME, WE PUT OUR GUESTS IN A ROUGH SPOT IF YOU CAN’T HEAR ME. SPOT IF YOU CAN’T HEAR ME. GIVEN THAT YOU’RE RUNNING FOR GIVEN THAT YOU’RE RUNNING FOR THE SENATE, WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE SENATE, WHAT DO YOU THINK OF STANLEY’S ANALYSIS AND DO YOU STANLEY’S ANALYSIS AND DO YOU THINK 2020 WOULD BE LIKE THE THINK 2020 WOULD BE LIKE THE BLUE WAVE WE SAW IN 2018? BLUE WAVE WE SAW IN 2018?>>I THINK IT’S A CONTINUATION,>>I THINK IT’S A CONTINUATION, ARI. ARI. LISTEN, WHAT WE SAW IN THE NORTH LISTEN, WHAT WE SAW IN THE NORTH CAROLINA RACE YESTERDAY WAS A CAROLINA RACE YESTERDAY WAS A CONTINUATION OF 2018. CONTINUATION OF 2018. IN SOUTH CAROLINA, WE HAD A SEAT IN SOUTH CAROLINA, WE HAD A SEAT THAT DONALD TRUMP WON BY 13 THAT DONALD TRUMP WON BY 13 POINTS. POINTS. THIS WAS MARK SANFORD’S OLD THIS WAS MARK SANFORD’S OLD SEAT, AND A DEMOCRAT IS NOW SEAT, AND A DEMOCRAT IS NOW CURRENTLY THE CONGRESSPERSON IN CURRENTLY THE CONGRESSPERSON IN THAT SEAT IN JOE CUNNINGHAM, AND THAT SEAT IN JOE CUNNINGHAM, AND HE RAN NOT BECAUSE HE WAS GOING HE RAN NOT BECAUSE HE WAS GOING TO BE A RUBBER STAMP FOR THE TO BE A RUBBER STAMP FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY OR ANY PARTY, DEMOCRATIC PARTY OR ANY PARTY, HE RAN BECAUSE HE WAS TALKING HE RAN BECAUSE HE WAS TALKING ABOUT THE ISSUES IMPORTANT TO ABOUT THE ISSUES IMPORTANT TO THE PEOPLE IN THAT DISTRICT. THE PEOPLE IN THAT DISTRICT. WHAT WE’RE SEEING WITH THE WHAT WE’RE SEEING WITH THE REPUBLICANS ACROSS THE SOUTH. REPUBLICANS ACROSS THE SOUTH. WE ARE SEEING A NEW SOUTH EMERGE WE ARE SEEING A NEW SOUTH EMERGE BUT THE REPUBLICANS ARE STILL BUT THE REPUBLICANS ARE STILL USING THAT SAME PLAY BOOK FROM USING THAT SAME PLAY BOOK FROM LEE ATWATER, WHERE THEY THINK LEE ATWATER, WHERE THEY THINK THEY CAN THROW OUT SOME DOG THEY CAN THROW OUT SOME DOG WHISTLES AND RED MEAT TO DIVIDE WHISTLES AND RED MEAT TO DIVIDE PEOPLE, PEOPLE RIGHT NOW WANT PEOPLE, PEOPLE RIGHT NOW WANT SOMEONE WHO WILL REPRESENT THEM, SOMEONE WHO WILL REPRESENT THEM, REPRESENT THEIR INTERESTS, I REPRESENT THEIR INTERESTS, I MEAN, JUST RECENTLY, OUR MEAN, JUST RECENTLY, OUR SENATOR, WHEN THE HURRICANE SENATOR, WHEN THE HURRICANE DORIAN WAS COMING KNOCKING ON DORIAN WAS COMING KNOCKING ON THE DOOR, WE HAD MANDATORY THE DOOR, WE HAD MANDATORY EVACUATIONS IN CHARLESTON, EVACUATIONS IN CHARLESTON, MYRTLE BEACH, HILTON HEAD, WHERE MYRTLE BEACH, HILTON HEAD, WHERE WAS LINDSEY GRAHAM, HE WAS OVER WAS LINDSEY GRAHAM, HE WAS OVER IN MONTENEGRO. IN MONTENEGRO. THE LAST TIME I RECALL WHEN WE THE LAST TIME I RECALL WHEN WE HAD SENATORS LIKE FRITZ HOLLAND, HAD SENATORS LIKE FRITZ HOLLAND, THEY WOULD ALWAYS BE IN THE THEY WOULD ALWAYS BE IN THE STATE, HELPING THEIR CITIZENS STATE, HELPING THEIR CITIZENS PREPARE FOR THAT HURRICANE. PREPARE FOR THAT HURRICANE. BUT HE WAS OVER IN MONTENEGRO, BUT HE WAS OVER IN MONTENEGRO, AND THEN WHAT MAKES IT WORSE, HE AND THEN WHAT MAKES IT WORSE, HE WAS OVER THERE PALING AROUND WAS OVER THERE PALING AROUND WITH A WHITE NATIONALIST. WITH A WHITE NATIONALIST. THESE GUYS JUST THINK THAT THEY THESE GUYS JUST THINK THAT THEY CAN THROW OUT THIS RED MEAT AND CAN THROW OUT THIS RED MEAT AND THAT’S GOING TO BE ENOUGH, BUT THAT’S GOING TO BE ENOUGH, BUT PEOPLE WANT FOLKS TO REPRESENT PEOPLE WANT FOLKS TO REPRESENT THEM. THEM. THAT’S WHAT THE JOB IS. THAT’S WHAT THE JOB IS. AND RIGHT NOW, ALL OF THESE AND RIGHT NOW, ALL OF THESE FOLKS THINK, LINDSEY GRAHAM FOLKS THINK, LINDSEY GRAHAM INCLUDED, ALL THEY THINK IS THEY INCLUDED, ALL THEY THINK IS THEY JUST NEED TO WRAP THEMSELVES IN JUST NEED TO WRAP THEMSELVES IN THE PRESIDENT, AND THEY’RE GOING THE PRESIDENT, AND THEY’RE GOING TO SEE, AND I THINK STAN IS TO SEE, AND I THINK STAN IS RIGHT ON IT, THAT THE PRESIDENT RIGHT ON IT, THAT THE PRESIDENT IS GOING TO BRING THEM DOWN IS GOING TO BRING THEM DOWN ALONG WITH A PARTY THAT I HAD A ALONG WITH A PARTY THAT I HAD A LOT OF RESPECT FOR AS WELL. LOT OF RESPECT FOR AS WELL.>>INTERESTING TO HEAR FROM BOTH>>INTERESTING TO HEAR FROM BOTH OF YOU, SAM GREENBERG AND JAMIE

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>>>YOU’RE GOING TO RUN FOR>>>YOU’RE GOING TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT AGAINST DONALD TRUMP PRESIDENT AGAINST DONALD TRUMP IN THE REPUBLICAN RACE? IN THE REPUBLICAN RACE?>>I AM.>>I AM. I AM. I AM.>>WHY?>>WHY?>>BECAUSE I THINK WE NEED TO>>BECAUSE I THINK WE NEED TO HAVE A CONVERSATION ON WHAT IT HAVE A CONVERSATION ON WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A REPUBLICAN. MEANS TO BE A REPUBLICAN. I THINK THAT AS A REPUBLICAN I THINK THAT AS A REPUBLICAN PARTY WE HAVE LOST OUR WAY. PARTY WE HAVE LOST OUR WAY.>>WELCOME BACK, THAT WAS FORMER>>WELCOME BACK, THAT WAS FORMER SOUTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR SOUTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR CONGRESSMAN AND FORMER CONGRESSMAN AND FORMER CONGRESSMAN MARK SANFORD. CONGRESSMAN MARK SANFORD. PRESIDENT TRUMP’S NEWEST PRIMARY PRESIDENT TRUMP’S NEWEST PRIMARY CHALLENGER. CHALLENGER. THE FIELD AGAINST PRESIDENT THE FIELD AGAINST PRESIDENT TRUMP NOW STANDS AT THREE. TRUMP NOW STANDS AT THREE. IT’S QUITE CROWDED WHEN YOU LOOK IT’S QUITE CROWDED WHEN YOU LOOK AT THESE RESUMES, WE’VE GOT A AT THESE RESUMES, WE’VE GOT A COUPLE FORMER GOVERNORS, FORMER COUPLE FORMER GOVERNORS, FORMER MASSACHUSETTS GOVERNOR BILL MASSACHUSETTS GOVERNOR BILL WELD, JOE WALSH ALSO IN THE WELD, JOE WALSH ALSO IN THE RACE. RACE. PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS THESE PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS THESE CHALLENGERS HAVE NO CREDIBILITY, CHALLENGERS HAVE NO CREDIBILITY, POINTING TO HIS SKY HIGH POINTING TO HIS SKY HIGH APPROVAL RATING WITH REPUBLICAN APPROVAL RATING WITH REPUBLICAN VOTERS. VOTERS. AS WE’VE SEEN IN THE PAST, A AS WE’VE SEEN IN THE PAST, A PRIMARY OPPONENT CAN SPELL PRIMARY OPPONENT CAN SPELL GENERAL ELECTION PROBLEMS FOR A GENERAL ELECTION PROBLEMS FOR A SITTING PRESIDENT. SITTING PRESIDENT. JOINING ME NOW IS FORMER SOUTH JOINING ME NOW IS FORMER SOUTH CAROLINA REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR, CAROLINA REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR, NEWLY MINTED PRESIDENTIAL NEWLY MINTED PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE MARK SANFORD. CANDIDATE MARK SANFORD. CONGRESSMAN, GOVERNOR, WHICH CONGRESSMAN, GOVERNOR, WHICH TITLE DO YOU PREFER THESE DAYS, TITLE DO YOU PREFER THESE DAYS, DAD, MARK, GRANDPA, YOU KNOW? DAD, MARK, GRANDPA, YOU KNOW?>>WHATEVER, YEAH.>>WHATEVER, YEAH.>>HEY, YOU, RIGHT?>>HEY, YOU, RIGHT?>>YEAH.>>YEAH.>>LET ME ASK IT THIS WAY.>>LET ME ASK IT THIS WAY. THE HISTORY SAYS SOMEONE OF YOUR THE HISTORY SAYS SOMEONE OF YOUR STATURE CHALLENGING A SITTING STATURE CHALLENGING A SITTING PRESIDENT DOOMS THAT PRESIDENT’S PRESIDENT DOOMS THAT PRESIDENT’S RE-ELECTION CHANCES, AND YET RE-ELECTION CHANCES, AND YET YOU’RE RUNNING ANYWAY. YOU’RE RUNNING ANYWAY. FAIR? FAIR? DO YOU HOPE TO DOOM HIS DO YOU HOPE TO DOOM HIS RE-ELECTION CHANCES? RE-ELECTION CHANCES?>>YOU CAN’T OWN WHAT YOU DON’T>>YOU CAN’T OWN WHAT YOU DON’T OWN IN LIFE. OWN IN LIFE. I’VE TALKED TO A NUMBER OF I’VE TALKED TO A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES DIFFERENT REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES AND FRIENDS AND SAID LOOK, THIS AND FRIENDS AND SAID LOOK, THIS IS NOT A GOOD IDEA. IS NOT A GOOD IDEA. YOU NEED TO HOLD BACK. YOU NEED TO HOLD BACK. WE NEED TO CIRCLE THE WAGONS WE NEED TO CIRCLE THE WAGONS AROUND OUR GUY. AROUND OUR GUY. I SAID WELL, THAT PRUMSESUMES IT I SAID WELL, THAT PRUMSESUMES IT ALL ABOUT OUR GUY. ALL ABOUT OUR GUY. WHAT ABOUT THE HOPES AND DREAMS WHAT ABOUT THE HOPES AND DREAMS OF MY FOUR BOYS, A LOT OF KIDS OF MY FOUR BOYS, A LOT OF KIDS AND GRANDKIDS I DON’T KNOW. AND GRANDKIDS I DON’T KNOW. ULTIMATELY POLITICS OUGHT TO BE ULTIMATELY POLITICS OUGHT TO BE ABOUT IMPROVING THE LIVES OF ABOUT IMPROVING THE LIVES OF THOSE THAT WE REPRESENT, AND IF THOSE THAT WE REPRESENT, AND IF SO IT OUGHT TO BE ABOUT IDEAS, SO IT OUGHT TO BE ABOUT IDEAS, SO THERE’S A ROBUST DEBATE GOING SO THERE’S A ROBUST DEBATE GOING ON ON THE DEMOCRATIC SIDE ON ON ON THE DEMOCRATIC SIDE ON WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A DEMOCRAT. WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A DEMOCRAT. THERE ALWAYS TO BE AN EQUALLY THERE ALWAYS TO BE AN EQUALLY ROBUST ON WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A ROBUST ON WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A REPUBLICAN. REPUBLICAN. AND SO I JUST THINK THAT, YOU AND SO I JUST THINK THAT, YOU KNOW, THINK ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL KNOW, THINK ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL. FOOTBALL. I MEAN, THERE ARE A BUNCH OF I MEAN, THERE ARE A BUNCH OF TEAMS IN SOUTH CAROLINA RIGHT TEAMS IN SOUTH CAROLINA RIGHT NOW OUT THERE SCRIMMAGING NOW OUT THERE SCRIMMAGING BECAUSE THEY KNOW THEY’LL PLAY BECAUSE THEY KNOW THEY’LL PLAY THAT MUCH BETTER ON FRIDAY NIGHT THAT MUCH BETTER ON FRIDAY NIGHT AS A CONSEQUENCE OF THOSE AS A CONSEQUENCE OF THOSE SCRIMMAGES, AND SO I’VE SAID TO SCRIMMAGES, AND SO I’VE SAID TO MY REPUBLICAN FRIENDS, NO THIS MY REPUBLICAN FRIENDS, NO THIS IS ABOUT IMPROVING THE IDEAS IS ABOUT IMPROVING THE IDEAS THAT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY STANDS THAT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY STANDS FOR, ABOUT IMPROVING THE LEVEL FOR, ABOUT IMPROVING THE LEVEL OF NATIONAL DEBATE, WHETHER OF NATIONAL DEBATE, WHETHER YOU’RE A REPUBLICAN OR A YOU’RE A REPUBLICAN OR A DEMOCRAT. DEMOCRAT. IT’S — YOU KNOW, I DON’T OWN IT’S — YOU KNOW, I DON’T OWN WHAT I DON’T OWN. WHAT I DON’T OWN. SOME PEOPLE SAY THIS COULD HURT SOME PEOPLE SAY THIS COULD HURT HIS CHANCES. HIS CHANCES. IT COULD MAKE HIM BETTER, HOW IT COULD MAKE HIM BETTER, HOW ABOUT THAT? ABOUT THAT?>>WHAT — ARTICULATE — THERE’S>>WHAT — ARTICULATE — THERE’S DEBT AND DEFICIT, WHICH I KNOW DEBT AND DEFICIT, WHICH I KNOW WHERE YOU ARE ON THAT. WHERE YOU ARE ON THAT. IN WHAT OTHER WAYS DO YOU THINK IN WHAT OTHER WAYS DO YOU THINK HE HAS DAMAGED THE REPUBLICAN HE HAS DAMAGED THE REPUBLICAN BRAND? BRAND?>>WELL, THERE ARE A LOT OF>>WELL, THERE ARE A LOT OF BOATS THAT GO IN AND OUT OF THE BOATS THAT GO IN AND OUT OF THE PORT IN CHARLESTON HERE, AND HE PORT IN CHARLESTON HERE, AND HE IS DAMAGING WORLD TRADE. IS DAMAGING WORLD TRADE. AS LATE AS FRIDAY “THE WALL AS LATE AS FRIDAY “THE WALL STREET JOURNAL” HAD A REPORT ON STREET JOURNAL” HAD A REPORT ON HOW A FULL PERCENTAGE POINT OF HOW A FULL PERCENTAGE POINT OF GDP GROWTH HAD BEEN LOST DUE TO GDP GROWTH HAD BEEN LOST DUE TO TRADE UNCERTAINTY. TRADE UNCERTAINTY. ARE WE THE PARTY OF ARE WE THE PARTY OF PROTECTIONISM NOW? PROTECTIONISM NOW? ARE WE A PARTY THAT LOOKS INWARD ARE WE A PARTY THAT LOOKS INWARD RATHER THAN OUT WARD? RATHER THAN OUT WARD? WE HAVE TO HAVE A CONVERSATION WE HAVE TO HAVE A CONVERSATION ON POLITICAL NORMS AND ON POLITICAL NORMS AND INSTITUTIONS. INSTITUTIONS. THAT’S THE GLUE THAT’S HELD OUR THAT’S THE GLUE THAT’S HELD OUR BALANCE OF POWER IN PLACE FOR BALANCE OF POWER IN PLACE FOR MORE THAN 200 YEARS, AND WHEN HE MORE THAN 200 YEARS, AND WHEN HE GOES OUT AND SAYS THE FED GOES OUT AND SAYS THE FED CHAIRMAN IS AN ENEMY OF THE CHAIRMAN IS AN ENEMY OF THE STATE, WE’RE CHALLENGING STATE, WE’RE CHALLENGING POLITICAL NORMS LIKE YOU CAN’T POLITICAL NORMS LIKE YOU CAN’T BELIEVE, AND FINALLY, I’D SAY BELIEVE, AND FINALLY, I’D SAY THIS. THIS. WE’VE GOT TO HAVE A CONVERSATION WE’VE GOT TO HAVE A CONVERSATION ON TONE IN POLITICS. ON TONE IN POLITICS. YOU KNOW, YOU LOOK AT THE FIRST YOU KNOW, YOU LOOK AT THE FIRST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT AS A CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT AS A REFERENDUM TO HIS TONE, THERE REFERENDUM TO HIS TONE, THERE ARE A LOT OF WORKING WOMEN, ARE A LOT OF WORKING WOMEN, THERE ARE A LOT OF YOUNG THERE ARE A LOT OF YOUNG MILLENNIALS WHO TURNED AWAY IN MILLENNIALS WHO TURNED AWAY IN DROVES, AND SO THIS DISTRICT DROVES, AND SO THIS DISTRICT WENT DEMOCRAT FOR THE FIRST TIME WENT DEMOCRAT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 50 YEARS. IN 50 YEARS. I THINK THERE ARE A BUNCH OF I THINK THERE ARE A BUNCH OF THINGS TO BE DISCUSSED ON THE THINGS TO BE DISCUSSED ON THE REPUBLICAN SIDE OF THE LEDGER. REPUBLICAN SIDE OF THE LEDGER.>>WHY DO YOU THINK, THOUGH,>>WHY DO YOU THINK, THOUGH, THERE IS SO LIMBTTLE APPETITE AT THERE IS SO LIMBTTLE APPETITE AT LEAST PUBLICLY FOR THIS? LEAST PUBLICLY FOR THIS? YOU’RE NOT WRONG AMONG ELECTED YOU’RE NOT WRONG AMONG ELECTED OFFICIALS. OFFICIALS. I TALKED TO ELECTED REPUBLICANS I TALKED TO ELECTED REPUBLICANS AND EVERY ONE OF THEM OFF THE AND EVERY ONE OF THEM OFF THE RECORD WOULD LOVE A ROBUST RECORD WOULD LOVE A ROBUST PRIMARY CHALLENGER. PRIMARY CHALLENGER. WOULD LOVE AT A MINIMUM A REAL WOULD LOVE AT A MINIMUM A REAL DEBATE HERE AND A MAXIMUM, I DEBATE HERE AND A MAXIMUM, I THINK THEY WISH FOR SOMETHING THINK THEY WISH FOR SOMETHING ELSE COMPLETELY, BUT AS YOU ELSE COMPLETELY, BUT AS YOU KNOW, THERE IS NO PUBLIC KNOW, THERE IS NO PUBLIC APPETITE FOR ADMITTING THIS. APPETITE FOR ADMITTING THIS. YOU’RE A PARIAH FOR EVEN YOU’RE A PARIAH FOR EVEN ADMITTING THAT YOU WANT TO ADMITTING THAT YOU WANT TO CHALLENGE THE PRESIDENT AS YOU CHALLENGE THE PRESIDENT AS YOU KNOW. KNOW.>>WELL, THAT’S THE IMPORTANT>>WELL, THAT’S THE IMPORTANT PART ABOUT BREAKING THE ICE. PART ABOUT BREAKING THE ICE. THEY SAY THE HARDEST STEP IN A THEY SAY THE HARDEST STEP IN A JOURNEY IS THE FIRST STEP. JOURNEY IS THE FIRST STEP.>>YEAH.>>YEAH.>>I MEAN, I THINK IT’S>>I MEAN, I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT TO GO OUT THERE AND IMPORTANT TO GO OUT THERE AND TRY AND FORCE THE ISSUE, WHICH TRY AND FORCE THE ISSUE, WHICH I’M GOING TO TRY AND DO AND I I’M GOING TO TRY AND DO AND I THINK OTHERS ARE AS WELL, AND THINK OTHERS ARE AS WELL, AND ALL OF A SUDDEN THERE BEGIN TO ALL OF A SUDDEN THERE BEGIN TO BE FISSURES. BE FISSURES. THE FACT THAT THEY CLOSED DOWN THE FACT THAT THEY CLOSED DOWN THE DEBATE IN SOUTH CAROLINA, THE DEBATE IN SOUTH CAROLINA, WHICH HAS HISTORICALLY BEEN A WHICH HAS HISTORICALLY BEEN A POINT OF GREAT PRIDE IN OUR POINT OF GREAT PRIDE IN OUR STATE, FIRST IN THE SOUTH STATE, FIRST IN THE SOUTH PRIMARY IS AMAZING. PRIMARY IS AMAZING. THERE’S NO WAY YOU HAVE A 90% THERE’S NO WAY YOU HAVE A 90% WIN AND DON’T TAKE IT BUT THAT’S WIN AND DON’T TAKE IT BUT THAT’S WHAT THEY’RE GOING TO DO HERE IN WHAT THEY’RE GOING TO DO HERE IN SOUTH CAROLINA. SOUTH CAROLINA.>>I’M CURIOUS YOUR REACTION TO>>I’M CURIOUS YOUR REACTION TO JOHN BOLTON’S EITHER FIRING OR JOHN BOLTON’S EITHER FIRING OR RESIGNATION? RESIGNATION? HOW DOES IT MAKE YOU FEEL AS A HOW DOES IT MAKE YOU FEEL AS A REPUBLICAN? REPUBLICAN?>>LINE HIM UP.>>LINE HIM UP. I MEAN, AGAIN, YOU COULD LIKE OR I MEAN, AGAIN, YOU COULD LIKE OR DISLIKE JOHN BOLTON, THE BIGGER DISLIKE JOHN BOLTON, THE BIGGER POINT IS REX TILLERSON, GENERAL POINT IS REX TILLERSON, GENERAL MATTIS, GENERAL KELLY, IT’S AN MATTIS, GENERAL KELLY, IT’S AN ENDLESS LIST OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE ENDLESS LIST OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE COME AND LEFT THIS COME AND LEFT THIS ADMINISTRATION BASED ON, I GUESS ADMINISTRATION BASED ON, I GUESS THEY’RE ALL IDIOTS OR I THINK THEY’RE ALL IDIOTS OR I THINK HIS TERM FOR TILLERSON, THOUGH HIS TERM FOR TILLERSON, THOUGH HE RAN EXXON WHICH IS A RATHER HE RAN EXXON WHICH IS A RATHER LARGE COMPANY, DUMB AS A ROCK I LARGE COMPANY, DUMB AS A ROCK I THINK WAS THE PRESIDENT’S THINK WAS THE PRESIDENT’S EXPRESSION. EXPRESSION. EVERYBODY IS STUPID COMPARED TO EVERYBODY IS STUPID COMPARED TO THE PRESIDENT, AND THERE’S THE PRESIDENT, AND THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG WITH THAT, AND SOMETHING WRONG WITH THAT, AND SO YET HE’S ANOTHER CASUALTY OF SO YET HE’S ANOTHER CASUALTY OF THIS RATHER ENORMOUS, WELL, KEEP THIS RATHER ENORMOUS, WELL, KEEP GOING, I’M SORRY. GOING, I’M SORRY. WERE YOU ABOUT TO SAY? WERE YOU ABOUT TO SAY?>>WHEN YOU WERE ON MY SHOI A>>WHEN YOU WERE ON MY SHOI A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO ON THE COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO ON THE SUNDAY SHOW AND I ASKED YOU THE SUNDAY SHOW AND I ASKED YOU THE POINT-BLANK QUESTION IF YOU’RE POINT-BLANK QUESTION IF YOU’RE UNSUCCESSFUL IN THE PRIMARY, UNSUCCESSFUL IN THE PRIMARY, WILL YOU STILL SUPPORT HIM FOR WILL YOU STILL SUPPORT HIM FOR PRESIDENT? PRESIDENT? YOU SAID YES. YOU SAID YES. THE AMOUNT OF FEEDBACK I GOT THE AMOUNT OF FEEDBACK I GOT ABOUT THAT LEFT AND RIGHT, THE ABOUT THAT LEFT AND RIGHT, THE UNIFORM RESPONSE WAS PERPLEXED. UNIFORM RESPONSE WAS PERPLEXED.>>THAT’S FAIR ENOUGH.>>THAT’S FAIR ENOUGH. BUT LET ME, AGAIN, EXPLAIN MORE BUT LET ME, AGAIN, EXPLAIN MORE CLEARLY WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT CLEARLY WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT BECAUSE IN ONE SENTENCE PHRASES. BECAUSE IN ONE SENTENCE PHRASES.>>I KNOW, I’M GOING TO BE>>I KNOW, I’M GOING TO BE CUTTING YOU OFF HERE IN A CUTTING YOU OFF HERE IN A SECOND, BUT GO. SECOND, BUT GO.>>OKAY.>>OKAY. WHAT I’D SAY IS I’M AN IDEA GUY, WHAT I’D SAY IS I’M AN IDEA GUY, AND I’M GOING TO VOTE FOR THE AND I’M GOING TO VOTE FOR THE PERSON THAT IS ULTIMATELY THE PERSON THAT IS ULTIMATELY THE CLOSEST TO ME ON DEBT, DEFICIT, CLOSEST TO ME ON DEBT, DEFICIT, AND GOVERNMENT SPENDING. AND GOVERNMENT SPENDING.>>ALL RIGHT.>>ALL RIGHT. WELL, IT WILL BE INTERESTING WELL, IT WILL BE INTERESTING THEN TO ASK YOU THE QUESTION IF

Bill Weld launches Trump’s first Republican 2020 challenge


[BELLS PEALING]>>I THINK IT’S ONE VOTER AT A TIME, AND IF HE GETS GOOD FOR THE COUNTRY TO HAVE SOMEBODY PUT THE PRESIDENT TO HIS PROOFS, AS IT WERE. YOU ASK HIM SOME “WHY” QUESTIONS. “WHY DO YOU THINK IT’S GOOD TO INSULT OUR MILITARY ALLIES? WHY DO YOU PRAISE DICTATORS? IS IT BECAUSE YOU WISH THE UNITED STATES WAS MORE DICTATE ORIOLE?” I’M AFRAID THAT I BE THE CASE>>Melissa: FORMER MASSACHUSETTS GOVERNOR BILL WELDON LAUNCHING HIS BID AGAINST REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT TRUMP, BEING THE FIRST REPUBLICAN TO CHALLENGE THE PRESIDENT IN THE 2020 RACE. HE REGIONALLY RETURNED TO THE PARTY AFTER SERVING AS THE LIBERTARIAN PARTY NOMINEE FOR VICE PRESIDENT IN 2016. HIS ANNOUNCEMENT IN NEW HAMPSHIRE, HE CALLED TRUMP COMPULSIVE AND IRRATIONAL, ARGUING, “WE HAVE A PRESIDENT WHOSE PRIORITIES ARE SKEWED TOWARDS PROMOTING HIMSELF RATHER THAN TOWARD THE GOOD OF THE COUNTRY. HE ALSO LAMENTED THE STATE OF THE G.O.P. COINING THAT TRUMP HAS CAPTURED THE PARTY. SHE ALWAYS SEEMS TO ENJOY IT MORE WHEN HE HAS A FOIL. IT GIVES THEM SOMEONE TO TARGET.>>Brian: THIS IS JUST END, THE PRESIDENT HAS STOPPED DOING EVERYTHING UNTIL HE CAN GET THIS WELD STORM UNDER CONTROL. [LAUGHTER] HE MIGHT EVEN RECONSIDER RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT HIMSELF. OF COURSE, THIS DOESN’T EVEN MATTER. HE IS TOO BORING EVEN TO BE THE TOP OF A BAD TICKET LAST TIME. BILL WELD WILL RUN, IT WON’T TAKE AN EFFORT. IF GOVERNOR CASEY GETS IN, IF SENATOR JEFF FLAKE GETS IN, THERE’S SOMETHING INTERESTING TO DEBATE. THIS IS SOMEBODY LOOKING FOR ATTENTION HIMSELF.>>Harris: AND CONFUSE, I THOUGHT IT WAS LIBERTARIAN.>>Brian: WHO ASKED HIM TO RUN?>>Lisa: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, WHO CARES ABOUT BILL WELD? HE’S A NONFACTOR, NOBODY CARES ABOUT HIM. HE’S IRRELEVANT TO 2020 BRIT ALMOST 90% OF REPUBLICANS ARE BEHIND PRESIDENT TRUMP. HE WILL BE THE NOMINEE. REPUBLICANS NEED TO GET BEHIND HIM OR THEY WILL END UP WITH SOMEONE LIKE BERNIE SANDERS. GOING BACK TO 2016, I CAN’T PICK UP A SINGLE CANDIDATE THAT RAN THAT COULD HAVE PULLED TOGETHER A COALITION THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP DID.>>Jessica: I DON’T THINK IT WILL MAKE MUCH OF A DIFFERENCE IN TERMS OF THE RACE PAID WHAT HE’S TRYING TO DO IS SAY TO DISAFFECTED REPUBLICANS, MODERATES, INDEPENDENTS, SOME OF THEM TO HAVE A FAR-LEFT-LEANING CANDIDATE. THERE’S A PLACE FOR YOU. I DON’T THINK THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP IS THE RIGHT MAN

Who Are Trump’s Republican Challengers?


“The lights are on
in the White House, but no one’s at home.” “This guy is destroying
the country.” “Put the Twitter away.” President Trump is facing
Republican challengers to his re-election campaign. Joe Walsh, Bill Weld
and Mark Sanford. They don’t have much
of a chance at securing their party’s nomination, but primary challenges
can lead to problems for the incumbent. So who’s trying
to take Trump on? First up: Joe Walsh. “These are not
conventional times. These are urgent times. Let’s be real: These are scary times.” A one-term
Tea Party congressman who represented a Chicago
suburb from 2011 to 2013. “Pisses me off!” His style? It’s aggressive. Even with his
constituents. “Quiet for a minute! Or I’m going to
ask you to leave.” He is also known for
his offensive tweets. “I wouldn’t call
myself a racist, but I would say, John,
I’ve said racist things on Twitter.” He’s shared his
far-right views on his nationally
syndicated radio show. “When he was elected
to Congress, he showed up in Washington
and refused to play by their rules.” In a recent program, he slammed President Trump
for his handling of immigration. “Donald Trump has royally
screwed this thing up.” His show is going off
the air due to FCC rules on airtime rights for
presidential candidates. So why is he running? “All Trump cares
about is himself.” “He’s a horrible human being.” “He’s nuts, he’s erratic, he’s incompetent!” Critics have said the
same about him. Next: Bill Weld. He was the first
to announce his run against President Trump. “I would be
ashamed of myself if I didn’t raise
my hand and run.” Weld is a lawyer and former
Justice Department official. He was the governor of
Massachusetts during the ’90s, and has switched party
loyalties a few times, endorsing Barack Obama
for president in 2008 over John McCain,
and then supporting Mitt Romney in 2012. He ran as a libertarian
vice presidential candidate in 2016. “I hope to see the Republican
Party assume once again the mantle of being
the party of Lincoln.” Weld is a
fiscal conservative, but socially liberal. He supports abortion rights,
same-sex marriage and legalizing marijuana. He’s been campaigning in
New Hampshire and Iowa, hoping to best Trump in
those early primary contests. “I think we’re in something
of an inflection point.” And the former
governor of South Carolina, Mark Sanford, is also running. “We need a change in
spending, debt and deficits, and we need it now.” He’s a vocal critic
of President Trump, and served a total
of six terms in the House of
Representatives. Ultimately, he lost his seat
after a primary challenge by a Trump-backed candidate. His second term as South Carolina
governor was stained by a scandal involving
an extramarital affair. Trump referenced this scandal
in a tweet mocking all three Republican candidates
running against him. So what are their
chances at winning? Not good. As of now, Trump’s
approval rating is very high
among Republicans. However, primary challengers
in recent decades have shown that they can leave the incumbent wounded
in the general election.

Jeb Bush calls for Republican to challenge Trump in 2020


IT’S ONE THING TO BE LOW ENERGY, IT’S ANOTHER TO BE LOW RETENTION. THE FORMER CHAIR OF THE NEVADA REPUBLICAN PARTY WP. AND DAVID BOSSIE, FROM CITIZENS UNITED. LET ME APOLOGIZE FOR KICKING YOUR NAME. YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT JEB BUSH AND HOW MUCH HE BRINGS TO THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND HOW REVOLTING IS IT HE WOULD EVEN SUGGEST HE’S A CONSERVATIVE?>>I FOUND IT EXTREMELY COMICAL. YOU SAID HE’S LOW ENERGY. LOU: I STOLE THAT FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP.>>HOW PATHETIC. PLEASE CLAP. HE’S A SORE LOSER. IT’S SO EASY FOR OTHER PEOPLE TO STAND AT A DISTANCE AND SAY SOMEONE ELSE SHOULD DO THIS. WHY DON’T YOU GENE RUN. IT’S A LOT OF HARD WORK TO RUN AND IT’S A LOT OF WORK TO FUNDRAISE. HE FUNDRAISED UP TO $130 MILLION AND DIDN’T HAVE MUCH TO SHOW FOR IT. HE NEEDS TO TAKE A SEAT AND GO TO A COUNTRY CLUB AND HOBNOB WITH HIS BUDDIES IN FLORIDA. LOU: COULD YOU HEAR AXLEROD CHEERING HIM ON. KNOWING HE’S JUST A TOOL OF THE LEFT, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD. DAVID, THIS PRESIDENT STANDS UP FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. HAD TO FIGHT 12 RINO SENATORS, AND THE RADICAL DIMMS, AND THANK GOD WE HAVE GOT THIS PRESIDENT. HE HAS A PARTY THAT’S SO SPLINTERED AND DISGUSTINGLY WEAK. IT’S SICKENING.>>HE’S A TOOL OF THE LEFT. IT’S A PATHETIC EXCUSE FOR HIM TO SHOW HIS SOUR GRAPES. LOU: I AM MOVING ON FROM JEB BUSH. I CAN’T TAKE ANY MORE OF THAT.>>HE DIDN’T SAY THE IN 1992 WHEN HIS DAD WAS PRESIDENT OR HIS BROTHER IN 2004. LOU: WHAT ABOUT THE DEMS. WHAT ABOUT THE PARTY THAT SPLINTERED? THESE ARE EGG-SUCKING SPINELESS PATHETIC CREATURES. THEY REALLY ARE.>>THIS PRESIDENT MADE A PROMISE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO SECURE THE BORDER. AND THESE 12 SENATORS ARE LET DOWN THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. THE REPUBLICANS WHO VOTED AGAINST THE PRESIDENT. WHERE WERE THEY WITH IT WAS BARACK OBAMA OR BILL CLINTON? THEY DIDN’T DO THAT THEN, AND THEY ARE DOING IT TODAY TO UNDERMINE THIS PRESIDENT. IT’S AN UNFORTUNATE SET OF CIRCUMSTANCES. LOU: UNFORTUNATE LIKE A NATIONAL EMERGENCY AND THESE ARE DENIERS. AMY, YOUR THOUGHTS AS THE PRESIDENT STAND UP FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. WHAT DO YOU THINK ARE THE LIKELY RAMIFICATIONS FOR THE COUNTRY, FOR THE PARTY, GOING INTO 2020?>>I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHY AREN’T WE LISTENING TO THE EXPERTS? THIS IS THE SECOND TIME HE HAS HAD SHERIFFS FROM ACROSS THE NATION, BORDER PATROL, AND ANGEL MOMS COME OUT AND PLEAD TO THE AMERICAN PUBLIC WHY THIS IS NECESSARY. LOU: AND TODAY IN THE WHITE HOUSE AS HE SIGNED THE VETO OF THAT IGNORANT RESOLUTION.>>ABSOLUTELY. THIS IS MIND-BLOWING TO ME. I THINK THE GENERAL PUBLIC HAS HAD ENOUGH OF IT. I’M FROM LAS VEGAS BUT I’M CURRENTLY IN NORTHERN NEVADA IN THE RENO AREA. WE HAD AN ILLEGAL ALIEN MURDER FOUR INNOCENT PEOPLE FROM THE GARDNERVILLE AND RENO AREA.>>IT IS A NATIONAL EMERGENCY. THE AMOUNT OF DRUGS POURING OVER OUR BORDERS MUST BE STOPPED. THIS PRESIDENT IS STANDING TALL FOR BORDER SECURITY AND IT’S TERRIBLE WHEN REPUBLICANS DON’T SUPPORT HIM IN HIS EFFORT. WE HAVE TO HAVE AN ANSWER FOR THAT. LOU: I THINK IT’S CALLED A PRIMARY.

Trump Could Be The President That Finally Destroys The Republican Party


After the 2012 Presidential Election when
Republican candidate Mitt Romney lost to Barack Obama, the Republican party actually did something
fairly amazing. They did a little bit of self-reflection,
some introspective thinking on the part of the Republican party, and they produced a
report which came to be known as the Republican Autopsy Report where they talked about the
fact that our biggest problems as a party were that we cannot attract minorities, and
that we’re really, really bad with women across this country. Those were the two major findings of that
report. Then 2016 came around, and the party ended
up nominating a guy who was on tape bragging about the fact that he liked to grab women
by the genitals, and somehow he still got elected president with the majority of women
voters in this country. But then, as time went on during Donald Trump’s
presidency, specifically in the month of August, things have taken a turn for the worse in
this country in terms of race relations, and overall since Trump took office, the treatment
of minorities here in the United States. Whether it’s Muslims, whether it’s Latinos,
African-Americans, things have gotten so much worse for those particular groups of people,
and women as well. Whether or not they still support Donald Trump,
things for them are getting worse. So here’s the thing: The Republican party
back in 2012 understood what their problems were, what their shortcomings were, and they
actually wanted to fix it, but they let the party get hijacked by the extremists who put
Donald Trump up as their president. Donald Trump now represents the Republican
party whether they want him to or not. As the president, he’s the leader. So here’s what’s going to happen: Donald Trump
could very likely be the last Republican president in our lifetime, and I know we’re going to
have other Republican politicians, and technically other Republican presidents, but with the
way the Republican party is structured right now, the things that they stand for, the things
that they do, the policies they adopt that they have been adopting since the 1980s because
their platform hasn’t changed since then, this will be the end of that, and Donald Trump
will be the person to kill it. It’s going to take a long time for the Republican
party to repair itself after the damage that he has inflicted, and keep in mind he hasn’t
even been president for a full eight months yet. Things are going to get bad for the Republicans
before they get any better, and the only way for them to get better is for them to rebuild
and go back to 2012. Go back to that autopsy report when you looked
like you knew what you were talking about, where you saw your own problems and said,
“You know what? We’re going to fix this. We’re going to get better as a party. We’re going to evolve. We’re going to let the Democrats keep taking
their corporate money and alienate their base, and we’re going to be the ones to emerge as
the leaders here.” They failed to do it in 2012. They could possibly do it today if the leaders
of that party, if the people in charge … If the people calling the shots have enough sense
to go back and reread their own report from 2012. They identified the problems back then, and
unfortunately since then, their party has only gotten worse on those issues. And it’s going to get a lot worse for them
if they don’t wake up and understand that Donald Trump is an absolute poison to the
Republican party of the United States.

Former Republicans Question What Happened To Their Party | MTP Daily | MSNBC



there's no one I would rather discuss this with than my next two guests George will is a syndicated columnist and MSNBC contributor who personally left the Republican Party during the 2016 election shortly after Donald Trump had clinched the party's nomination and Charlie Sykes is a longtime conservative commentator and critic of President Trump she's also editor-in-chief of the bulwark and an MSNBC contributor gentlemen I want you both to sort of take on two different aspects of this Charlie I'm gonna ask you to talk about the media landscape George I want to ask you about sort of conservative intellectual circles so let me start with the following I want to play for you what a former presidential candidate when he was running for president Scott Walker what he said well he was an active presidential candidate and he was in the UK take a listen to this when it comes to foreign policy I just think the you say maybe it is a bit old-fashioned but I think there was some sense in the past just saying that when you're in any country not just the United Kingdom that here anywhere else around the world no matter what my opinions might be of this president the United States right now I just don't think it's wise to undermine the president your own country now in February 2015 Scott Walker was considered one of the leading three or four candidates for president George that he said that we could say he said that because he thought it was right or we could said he said that because he thought there'd be a penalty if he did somehow criticize a sitting American president overseas that was only four years ago look if they didn't have situational ethics doesn't say they'd have no ethics at all they have a certain versatility of conviction and there's a parallel for this they said we're for free trade and Trump said brother I know you're not anymore and I said okay we're not anymore he said we support our intelligence community says no no we're on the side of Putin so they fell silent we're afraid of North Korea they said well Trump says no actually we're in love Kim and I and so they fell silent there is a historical analogy that's really fun to this kind of behavior mm-hmm the Republicans in Congress in the last three years resemble the American Communist Party in the late 1930s they were all for America supporting anti fascist – resisting the Nazis until August 23rd 1939 when Stalin and Hitler reach their non-aggression pact the Communist Party turned on a dime and said no actually we want non involvement in yours quarrels that was their position until June 22nd 1941 when Hitler invaded the Soviet Union and the Communist Party turned on a dime and said now we must all join the fight against fascism same mentality Republicans communists what would you do if your john bolton right now depends on how much he needs the job but we've been told everything he's worked for whatever whatever you think of john bolton there's a lot of people that have strong opinions about john bolton that watch this broadcast whatever you think of him one thing I thought he was is sort of he's pretty sure of his own views what is he doing well he may think I can stay inside and still work to change them the real question is what was Trump thinking because Bolton hasn't changed and Trump hasn't changed he just disagrees with Bolton on almost everything Charlie Sykes I've got a different little montage to play for you it is a montage of media criticism from the conservative echo chamber when a President of the United States appeared with the president of Cuba take a listen to this while the world burns President Obama takes it a baseball game with a brutal dictator President Obama is under fire from being out of touch with his own country the optics of him sitting next to a communist dictator join the baseball game attended a baseball game is sitting at a baseball game what he did yesterday embarrassed me as an American he went to a baseball game in Cuba doing the wave with communist dictators what is your reaction of that I know what – certainly look terrible Charlie Sykes in some ways the montage speaks for itself it's not much to add but I'm just I do think if the president thought there was a penalty to pay from even his own favorite channel perhaps he would have curtailed his behavior but they enable him – they celebrate this now oh yeah no I mean with that that was then and you know again it doesn't take much imagination to imagine you know if if Barack Obama said what would vladimer what it what would trump said about Vladimir Putin or what he said about Kim there who there would have been on fire their heads would have exploded you know but again this is the situational ethics that we're seeing in and watching the Republican Party and of the media move from being well were reluctant supporters were transactional we don't want to make him mad because we might be primary or because the audience won't like it – now becoming this active enabling and cheerleaders of all of this the way they've gone from being about ideas and about party to really all about you know well whatever whatever the great leader wants them to a-and it really is extraordinary you want to talk about the no the the canary in the coal mine where where's Mitt Romney you know Mitt Romney was the one guy willing to speak and the fact that he's silent look at Liz Cheney using throwing out words like treason Justin Amash of course you know is the one person who is talking about the rule of law he's an outcast Liz Cheney he's in leadership and Mitt Romney is in witness protection and that tells you kind of where the the Republican Party is right now well I think George is it fair to say again I want you to tackle this this idea I guess there's just no there is no principles to the Republican Party I mean I this was your argument of why you left it it's it's just a cult of personality exactly it's an interesting question would we have this kind of behavior if we had term limits if they didn't have the hopes of an indefinite reelection to Congress if they were only here I don't know I go back and forth I fear term limits because of the lobbyists don't have them I used to ya know I wrote a book recounting my oppositional turn – yes because I think it term limits changes your motives for entering politics and your motives for behaving in politics if these people were term-limited yeah I think they'd show more spine I certainly understand why more and more people think that Charlie Sykes what about the media enabler aspect of things I mean the fact of the matter is the president has created this echo chamber or the echo chamber has helped facilitate him we could sit here and argue the chicken and egg aspect of this but there doesn't seem to be a good read if you convince them all to stay in their own silos and don't even get factual news it is hard to penetrate the kool-aid know this is exactly right and there's no longer an echo chamber it is an alternative reality silo and he depends on that he understands that there there are no gatekeepers there there are no there are no referees who are gonna say okay this is really really inappropriate and that make him pay a price for all of that so this is again the new reality that Donald Trump is enjoying now look you would think that there would be at least a little bit of residuals shame on the part of you know on the part of some of the media to change their standards as dramatically as they have but apparently you know they've gone along with all of this and again term limits doesn't solve that this is part of the tribal identity on the right is it worth George is it worth bill weld or Larry Hogan to to have this have this sort of created an intellectual rigor inside the Republican Party or you're better off doing what you did and just go outside of it do what Charly's done they sort of have gone outside of it because the the Republican Party in trumps reality have been merged no bill world is creating a political market he's given an alternative commodity out their markets generate information we're gonna learn how many Republicans rank-and-file Republicans never mind that media mediocrities in Congress recommend of them are uneasy about this mmm-hmm we need the right vehicle or is he a flawed vehicle for this well he's got his flaws but he's the right vehicle in the sensitive really doesn't care and he has an aristocratic longer there's a small government thing to him that you like exactly yeah Ready's Hayek and he believes his Hayek and and he knows why he dislikes Trump yeah and he'll laugh at him the one thing mr. Trump cannot stand is laughter and he's gonna get some of that from bill weld right what about on the media front Charlie I mean it is you know I know some of the folks working with you and on one hand one of my favorite lines from one of one of your colleagues is saying you know the great thing about the Trump era is that you found out who's really a conservative and who's really just trying to make a buck yes we found out how lightly held some of those principles are look I mean the reality is is that it outside of outside of Congress the conservative if you want to be a conservative or a quote-unquote conservative right now if you want to matter if you want to be relevant and you need to apparently get on board with that with the Trump train but I do think that there are people out there who are you know keeping their heads down these are not profiles and courage but then at some point if their conscience is prick if there is leadership if there is a moment you will start to hear from them but boy it certainly doesn't feel like we're gonna be hearing from them between now and next November the unintended consequence George will of sending the message that if you as long as you echo the president's talking points about his political opponents and you're a world leader you can suck up to him you can get what you want are we not what where's the alarm on this as we know politics is a copycat operation whether we like it or not other world leaders are watching everybody is watching how easily you can transact with this president well that's right that there will come a time when mr. Trump will not be here anymore if it's six years from now or two years from now people are gonna wake up and say what did you do – you're assuming the term limits of the current Constitution hold Plus this 22nd amendment yes I think they will wake up and say what did you do during the war daddy did you defect to the other side and some people are going to be embarrassed assuming they're capable of embarrassment I think it's possible that support for Trump will be akin to what support for the Iraq war is inside the Democratic Party at times but we'll say it took four or five years for that to be the case I think you're optimistic George well thank you sir we got a lot of national stuff to talk about Charlie Sykes thank you thank you both hello youtubers if you're watching this it means you've checked out our channel so thank you now do me a favor subscribe by clicking on that button down there click on any of the videos to watch the latest interviews and highlights from MTV daily and MSNBC you get more beat the press content every morning and the first read newsletter if you're tired of content that you don't know anything about where it came from you don't have to have that problem with us NBC News MSNBC MTP and the Meet the Press mindset right here for you on youtube subscribe now