Republicans Have Been Working For YEARS To Rig The 2020 Election


Republicans will do anything to win elections
as long as it doesn’t involve coming up with policies that are actually going to help American
citizens. That’s the one thing they will not do, but
what they’re doing across the south and that is both the southwest and these southeast
here in the United States is that Republican controlled states since the year 2013 have
just been shutting down polling places left and right. In fact, almost 1200 polling places across
the American south have shut down in just the last six years gearing up for a massive
attempted rigging of the 2020 presidential election and here’s how they were able to
get away with it. Obviously 2013 we had that massive supreme
court case for the voting rights act of 1965 where they went in there and tried to dismantle
the parts that said, hey, all these states that have to go through a review of any voting
changes because they have a history of discrimination. How about we scrap that because that’s what
the southern states wanted. Eric Holder and the Justice Department at
the time went in there and tried to save it and did a really horrible job against the
very conservative court. And the conservative court said, nope, no
more reviews. You discriminatory states no longer have to
submit your plans for review before you can enact them and you can basically just do whatever
the hell you want. We’re not going to double check Ya. And that’s what’s happening today as a, a
major majority of these polling places that have shut down the roughly 1200 of them happen
to be in minority areas. Here’s what’s happening in the American south
that is causing more and more of these polling places to close. And it seems counterintuitive, but we are
having larger voter turnout. Larger voter turnout you would think would
mean, oh, we need to open more polling places. But that’s not what the Republicans who control
every one of these states wanted to do. Instead they said, hey, high voter turnout
always hurts Republicans. We saw what happened in Georgia. I mean we saw what happened in the Alabama
special, a Senate race when Roy Moore got defeated. But there were other reasons for that, but
still freaked Republicans out enough to start closing polling places. Florida always neck and neck, no matter who
the people are. It’s always neck and neck. Texas starting to look a little more blue
so they’re trying to shut them down. Arizona, same thing. Nevada, same thing. And all they can think to do is we’ll, we’ll
just close the poll in places where the Democrats go and vote. You know those areas with more black people,
we just will shut those down. So now you’re going to drive 40 miles over
to the next precinct to cast your vote. Oh, but we’re also going to cut down early
voting. So you really only have, you know, the one
or two days to do it. We’re going to cut down the polling station
hours cause we don’t want to have to have people standing there all day and this is
all forms of voter suppression that in the past would’ve been prohibited by the Voting
Rights Act. But the supreme court killed that and that’s
why we have what we have today and make no mistake about it. This is so that Republicans can rig elections
because the only way they can win is by cheating.

John Kasich Thinks He Can Save The Republican Party From Itself


John Kasich, the Republican Governor of Ohio,
told CNN recently that, “If the Republican party cannot be fixed, if I can’t fix it,
if nobody else can come in there and fix it, then they’re not going to be able to count
on my support and I’m not going to be part of it. It’s as simple as that.” Well, here’s what John Kasich is actually
trying to say in this interview. John Kasich wants to be president. We know that because he literally ran for
president in the 2015 primaries through 2016, before dropping out because nobody wanted
to support him. So, what Kasich is doing here by saying, “The
Republican party is broken, it’s blasted, it’s horrible. We’ve got to fix it or I’m out.” He’s setting up the framework necessary to
run as a third party candidate, probably an independent, for 2020, assuming, he is assuming
Donald Trump is still going to be in office and be running for reelection. That is what Kasich is doing here. He doesn’t care anything about fixing the
Republican part. Why? Because he’s one of the biggest problems with
it. John Kasich as Governor of Ohio does not support
a woman’s right to choose. He actively engaged in disenfranchising thousands,
if not hundreds of thousands of African-American Democratic voters both in 2014 and 2016. He does everything that the other Republicans
do, he just does it on the sly. He does it a little more covertly. He is exactly like these other Republican
jackasses that we have in office, the only difference is he pretends that he’s not and
people buy into it. There is no difference between a John Kasich
or a Lindsey Graham, or a Ted Cruz, or a Paul Ryan, or a Donald Trump. All of these men are cut from the same clothe
ladies and gentlemen. John Kasich is not going to be the savior
of the Republican party. All he wants to do is get more power and more
authority and run for president. If he can’t do it as a Republican, as he says
here, “I’m going to do it as an independent.” Even though he swears he’s totally not going
to do that, ladies and gentlemen. John Kasich wants to be president and if he
is, no matter what banner he runs under, he is absolutely going to be just like every
other Republican president that we have seen in the last 30 or 40 years, a supporter or
trickle down economics, a supporter of stripping women of the right to choose, a supporter
of ending social safety net programs like social security and MediCare and MedicAid. He’s going to be in favor of destroying the
Affordable Care Act and stripping 32 million people in this country of their health insurance. That is John Kasich in a nutshell, because
that is every member of the Republican party in a nutshell.

Tired Of Winning? Trump Loses Aide, Breaking Turnover Record | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC


>>>A LOT HAS HAPPENED THIS>>>A LOT HAS HAPPENED THIS WEEK. WEEK. DO YOU KNOW THIS IS THE WEEK DO YOU KNOW THIS IS THE WEEK THAT JOHN BOLTON BOUNCED FROM THAT JOHN BOLTON BOUNCED FROM THE TRUMP WHITE HOUSE? THE TRUMP WHITE HOUSE? REMEMBER FORMER CHIEF OF STAFF REMEMBER FORMER CHIEF OF STAFF JOHN KELLY SAID IT WAS JOHN KELLY SAID IT WAS CRAZYTOWN, THE WORST JOB I EVER CRAZYTOWN, THE WORST JOB I EVER HAD? HAD? ANOTHER AIDE WROTE A WHOLE BOOK ANOTHER AIDE WROTE A WHOLE BOOK CALLED “TEAM OF VIPERS” SAYING CALLED “TEAM OF VIPERS” SAYING THIS WHITE HOUSE IS OUT OF THIS WHITE HOUSE IS OUT OF CONTROL. CONTROL. THOSE ARE FROM PEOPLE WHO HAVE THOSE ARE FROM PEOPLE WHO HAVE SEEN IT. SEEN IT. BOLTON ALSO SAID DONALD TRUMP BOLTON ALSO SAID DONALD TRUMP WAS A HUGE LIAR, BASICALLY. WAS A HUGE LIAR, BASICALLY. LOU DOBBS HAS A DIFFERENT VIEW. LOU DOBBS HAS A DIFFERENT VIEW.>>IT COULDN’T BE MORE POSITIVE.>>IT COULDN’T BE MORE POSITIVE. THE MOOD IN THAT WHITE HOUSE THE MOOD IN THAT WHITE HOUSE COULDN’T BE MORE HIGH ENERGY. COULDN’T BE MORE HIGH ENERGY. I WANT YOU TO KNOW THE JOINT IS I WANT YOU TO KNOW THE JOINT IS HOPPING. HOPPING. AT EVERY LEVEL ON EVERY FLOOR, AT EVERY LEVEL ON EVERY FLOOR, THIS WHITE HOUSE IS ENERGIZED. THIS WHITE HOUSE IS ENERGIZED. THERE IS SUNSHINE BEAMING THERE IS SUNSHINE BEAMING THROUGHOUT THE PLACE AND ON THROUGHOUT THE PLACE AND ON ALMOST EVERY FACE. ALMOST EVERY FACE. IT’S WINTERNING CENTER, AND OUR IT’S WINTERNING CENTER, AND OUR PRESIDENT IS AT THE TOP OF HIS PRESIDENT IS AT THE TOP OF HIS GAME. GAME.>>IT’S WINNING CENTER.>>IT’S WINNING CENTER. I WONDER WHO WROTE THAT. I WONDER WHO WROTE THAT. LOU DOBBS BASICALLY TELLING LOU DOBBS BASICALLY TELLING EVERYONE TO IGNORE ALL THE CHAOS EVERYONE TO IGNORE ALL THE CHAOS THAT’S OUT THERE. THAT’S OUT THERE. KIND OF LIKE THE SCENE FROM KIND OF LIKE THE SCENE FROM “NAKED GUN” WHEN A ROCKET “NAKED GUN” WHEN A ROCKET EXPLODES IN A FIREWORKS FACTORY. EXPLODES IN A FIREWORKS FACTORY.>>EXCUSE ME.>>EXCUSE ME. EXCUSE ME. EXCUSE ME. NOTHING TO SEE HERE! NOTHING TO SEE HERE! MOVE ON! MOVE ON! PLEASE DISBURSE! PLEASE DISBURSE! NOTHING TO SEE HERE. NOTHING TO SEE HERE.>>IT’S A WINNING FACTORY.>>IT’S A WINNING FACTORY. NOW, WHY DOES DOBBS OVERSTATE IT NOW, WHY DOES DOBBS OVERSTATE IT THIS MUCH? THIS MUCH? HE’S NOT JUST SPEAK TO GO HISING HE’S NOT JUST SPEAK TO GO HISING OWN AUDIENCE, WHICH MAY OVERLAP OWN AUDIENCE, WHICH MAY OVERLAP WITH TRUMP’S BASE. WITH TRUMP’S BASE. DONALD TRUMP TURNS TO THESE TV DONALD TRUMP TURNS TO THESE TV INDIVIDUALS, SOME OF THEM, FOR INDIVIDUALS, SOME OF THEM, FOR INFORMATION. INFORMATION. THE “WASHINGTON POST” NOTES THAT THE “WASHINGTON POST” NOTES THAT TRUMP IS AS LIKELY TO HEAT THE TRUMP IS AS LIKELY TO HEAT THE PLACE. PLACE. IT IS SAID THAT HE BASICALLY HAS IT IS SAID THAT HE BASICALLY HAS A DESK IN THE PLACE. A DESK IN THE PLACE. DONALD TRUMP HIRED JOHN BOLTON DONALD TRUMP HIRED JOHN BOLTON FOR OBVIOUS REASONS AND STATING FOR OBVIOUS REASONS AND STATING HE SAW HIM ON THE SHOWS. HE SAW HIM ON THE SHOWS.>>WHO DO YOU TALK TO FOR>>WHO DO YOU TALK TO FOR MILITARY ADVICE RIGHT NOW? MILITARY ADVICE RIGHT NOW?>>I WATCH THE SHOWS.>>I WATCH THE SHOWS. WHEN YOU WATCH YOUR SHOW AND ALL WHEN YOU WATCH YOUR SHOW AND ALL OF THE OTHER SHOWS AND YOU HAVE

Voters Are Leaving The Republican Party In Droves, But They Aren’t Embracing The Democrats Just Yet


According to a recent report by Gallup, Republicans
are losing numbers across the country. The number of people in the United States
who want to identify or are willing to identify as Republicans has fallen by several percentage
points, about three or four. Now, that may not seem like a lot. Three to four percent nationwide, sure whatever,
we’ll take it. However, historically, party ID affiliation
does drop following a presidential election, but it only drops by about one or two percent. So, this three to four percent is about double
what we’re used to seeing and according to the researchers that worked on this survey,
they believe that it is more permanent than the Republican Party realizes. Now, Democrats are probably getting pretty
excited at this point. These people are no longer Republicans, so
they’re coming over to our side! Well, guess what? They’re actually not. The number of people who identify as Democrats
has remained steady for the last year and a half, so these people defecting from the
Republican Party are not going to the Democrats. Instead, the survey says, they’re becoming
what’s considered pure independents, meaning they have no allegiance, no alliance with
one party or the other. They are truly independent voters who will
vote on the issues. And that is even more important and better
than them just straight up joining the Democratic Party. Now, let’s get one thing straight. I am a Democrat. I am a registered Democrat. Have been since I turned 18 years old. And I am not ready to defect out of that party
yet. It has a ton of problems. I understand that. I don’t agree with the way they handled the
primaries. I think yes, there was some foul play there. But, I’m not gonna give up on them. I’m not just gonna say screw it, I quit. I’m not like that. I’m going to keep trying to make it better. But I also understand the value and necessity
of third parties. We need more parties in the United States,
the stranglehold of the Democrats and the Republicans is not only not sustainable, but
it’s not representative of what people in this country actually believe and actually
want done. That’s why we need more parties. That’s why we need more independents. So, this study from Gallup saying that more
people are becoming pure independents, meaning they’re unlikely to go to one party or the
other is a great sign. It opens up an opportunity for third party
candidates at the House level, the Senate level, the state level, maybe even the presidential
level, and have a real shot at winning, a real shot at re-shaping the make-up of Congress. Of the presidency. Hell, of the Supreme Court! People who do not adhere to everything Republicans
say or everything that the Democrats say, people who just maybe have a mind of their
own. That’s what we need more of in this country. If we can’t rebuild the Democratic Party,
if it turns out that that is a completely a lost cause, then third parties are where
everybody’s gonna go. The Republican Party is lost. Diehard, lifelong Republicans look at their
party now and they don’t recognize it. We have seen too many defectors in the last
year to think that that party’s gonna be able to rebuild completely to what they were after
Trump leaves office. But the Democrats have too many problems of
their own, and if we can’t solve them from the inside, then yes, they’re gonna see massive
defection as well. They’ve already seen a little bit of it, but
nowhere near to the lengths that you would think from reading comments on Facebook and
Twitter. It just hadn’t happened. There’s still plenty of people like myself
who want to stay in the party and fix it and make it what it needs to be to more better
represent a modern America. But the old guard doesn’t want to let us in. And if we can’t change that, we will defect. But right now, the number of independents
in the United States is increasing, and that is exactly what we need going forward to truly
get a government that understands and represents a better portion of the American public.

Jim Carrey on His Trump Art


ENTRANCE. HOW ARE YOU?>>BEAUTIFUL. GOOD TO SEE YOU, MAN. >>Jimmy: YOU LOOK FANTASTIC. >>OH, THANK YOU. THESE ARE MY JAMMIES. THEY’RE MY JAMMIES. FINALLY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS OF DOING THESE SHOWS LATE AT NIGHT, TAPING THESE SHOWS, I FINALLY FIGURED I CAN JUST DRESS FOR BED. [ LAUGHTER ]>>Jimmy: YOU LEARN, THAT’S SMART. >>EXACTLY.>>Jimmy: DO YOU WEAR THE SHOES TO BED?>>NO, THOSE GO. I KEEP THE BLACK SOCKS BECAUSE I’M 56.>>Jimmy: IS THAT THE RULE? ONCE YOU HIT A CERTAIN AGE, YOU GO WITH BLACK SOCKS?>>YEAH, IT’S 50, YOU’VE GOT THE GARTERS, IT’S FANTASTIC. >>Jimmy: EVERYTHING GOOD WITH YOU?>>IT’S GREAT. I MEAN, JUST LOOK AT ME. >>Jimmy: YOU LOOK STYLING. >>STYLING. >>Jimmy: I HAVE TO SAY I’VE BEEN ENJOYING YOUR DRAWINGS THAT YOU’VE BEEN POSTING ONLINE. >>OH, THANKS. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>>Jimmy: BOY, I REMEMBER YOUR FIRST SHOW. AND I THOUGHT I REALLY LIKE THAT SHOW, “THE DUCK FACTORY.” THAT WAS YOUR FIRST SHOW, RIGHT?>>IT WAS INCREDIBLE, THAT SHOW.>>Jimmy: BUT I USED TO LOVE TO DRAW CARTOONS AND I THOUGHT –>>ME TOO. >>Jimmy: YOU PLAYED A CARTOONIST. >>THIS WHOLE THING HAS BROUGHT BACK MY 8-YEAR-OLD SELF, A GIFT FROM GOD. IT’S LITERALLY BROUGHT ME BACK TO 8 YEARS OLD WHERE I USED TO SIT IN MY ROOM. TRUMP IS TOAST. [ LAUGHTER ] [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>>Jimmy: I LIKE THAT ONE. >>TRUMP IS TOAST. YEAH, MAN. >>Jimmy: SO YOU JUST KIND OF DIGEST THE NEWS OF THE DAY — >>IT’S GOOD INFORMATION. >>Jimmy: I’M GLAD SOME GOOD IS COMING OUT OF THIS STUFF. THIS IS ROBERT MUELLER?>>ROBERT MUELLER PUTTING THE SQUEEZE ON THE PRESIDENT. JUST TO RELIEVE THE STRESS, YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? A STRESS RELIEVER. >>Jimmy: HERE WE HAVE?>>THAT’S SPACE FORCE. THAT’S THE BEGINNING OF SPACE FORCE. THAT’S RIGHT. MAKES ME FEEL GOOD. >>Jimmy: WHEN YOU WERE A KID WOULD YOU DRAW CARICATURES OF YOUR FRIENDS, ET CETERA?>>I DID. I DREW PICTURES OF MY TEACHER. >>Jimmy: OH, REALLY? HOW’D THAT GO OVER?>>SHE ACTUALLY STOLE — WOW, LOOK AT THIS, I CAN DO ANYTHING WITH IT! [ LAUGHTER ] WORKING? NOT WORKING. [ LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE ] THEY GET YOU COMING AND GOING, MAN, YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? YOU TRY AND YOU TRY AND YOU GIVE IT ALL, GIVE IT ALL TO HER!>>Jimmy: THAT IS REMARKABLE, I HAVE TO SAY.>>INCREDIBLE TRANSFORMATION. >>Jimmy: IT IS AN INCREDIBLE TRANSFORMATION. >>WHOO!>>Jimmy: WHO’S THE TEACHER –>>WATCH THIS. >>Jimmy: OH, ALL RIGHT. [ LAUGHTER ] [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>>Jimmy: THAT CHARACTER IS CALLED, GOOD MORNING HITLER. >>THIS IS A BAD ANGLE FOR ME. >>Jimmy: YOU LOOK GOOD. >>STAY AWAY FROM THIS ANGLE RIGHT HERE. YOU HAVE A GIANT SCREEN WITH THE WORST ANGLE I’VE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE. I’M BETTER LIKE THIS. >>Jimmy: WE’LL TURN IT OFF. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>>PICTURE THE WHOLE THING. THIS IS GOING TO BE ME IN ANOTHER HOUR. WHEN I GET HOME. YEAH. FOLKS, I’LL BE ASLEEP BEFORE MY HEAD HITS THE LIMO SEAT. >>Jimmy: CAN I MAKE YOU MORE COMFORTABLE? MAYBE YOU’D LIKE TO LAY YOUR HEAD ON THIS PHONE?>>THAT WOULD BE GREAT. >>Jimmy: WHO WAS THE PICTURE YOU DRAW PICTURES OF?>>MRS. JERVADIS. SHE WAS A SUPER ULTRA-HIP TEACHER. GRADE SIX. I WAS BACK IN THE CLASS DRAWING PICTURES OF HER GETTING ATTACKED AND MISSILED AND AXES IN HER HEAD. >>Jimmy: OH. >>YEAH, YEAH. I HAD TO LEARN HOW TO BE CORRECT. SHE TOOK THEM ALL. >>Jimmy: SHE CONFISCATED THEM. >>KIND OF SCOLDED ME BUT NOT REALLY. ONCE I GOT FAMOUS SHE SENT THEM ALL BACK TO ME. >>Jimmy: SHE DID?>>YEAH, SHE SAVED THEM BECAUSE SHE KNEW WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN IN THE WORLD, JIMMY!>>Jimmy: SHE KNEW?>>SHE KNEW!>>Jimmy: UH-HUH.>>THE SPARK, JIMMY.

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


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

Eric Trump sounds off on 2020 Democrats’ climate calamity


“WATTERS’ WORLD.” A WAR ON MEAT, PLASTICS, GASOLINE. THOSE ARE SOME OF THE EXTREME IDEAS DEMOCRATS PROPOSED DURING CNN’S 7-HOUR TOWN HALL ON CLIMATE CHANGE.>>LIFE ON EARTH IS AT RISK.>>WE ARE FIGHTING FOR THE SURVIVAL OF THE PLANET EARTH.>>THIS U.N. REPORT SAYS I GUESS IT’S 11 YEARS WE HAVE LEFT.>>THIS IS ON PAR WITH WINNING WORLD WAR II, MAYBE MORE CHALLENGING THAN THAT.>>DO YOU BAN PLASTIC STRAWS IN.>>I THINK WE SHOULD YEAH.>>WHAT ABOUT OFFSHORE DRILLING FOR OIL, WOULD YOU BAN IT?>>ABSOLUTELY. WE NEED TO TAKE COMBUSTUP VEHICLES OFF THE ORDER AS QUICKLY AS WE CAN.>>THEY FAILED TO ACT AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. I AM PREPARED TO GET RID OF THE FILIBUSTER TO PASS A GREEN NEW DEAL. JESSE: DON’T NUKE THE FILIBUSTER IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE IN NUCLEAR ENERGY. JOINING ME, THE SON OF PRESIDENT TRUMP. ERIC TRUMP. ARE YOU HAPPY THE DEMOCRATS ARE RUNNING ON THIS PLATFORM?>>THEY ARE GOING TO GET RID OF OIL, FRACK, THAT’S NATURAL GAS. COWS, PLANES, YOU CAN’T HAVE A CARNEYMORE. — A CAR ANY MORE. IF YOU GET AN ELECTRIC CAR YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO CHARGE THE SELECT CAR. HOW DO YOU CHARGE AN ELECTRIC CAR IF YOU DON’T HAVE POWER PLANTS. JESSE: COAL POWERS 27% OF THE ENERGY IN THIS COWAN COUNTRY.>>ONE, IN THIS COUNTRY.>>HOW WOULD THE SENATORS GET FROM HAWAII TO WASHINGTON, D.C. IF THEY DIDN’T HAVE AIRPLANES. ARE THEY GOING TO ROW A BOAT? JESSE: I THINK THEY WILL DO HIGH SPEED RAIL UNDERNEATH THE OCEAN.>>THEY HAVE GOTTEN SO RADICAL PEOPLE CAN’T TAKE IT SERIOUSLY. MY FATHER SAYS I WANT THE CLEANEST AIR AND WATER IN THE WORLD. AND THERE ARE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO ACCOMPLISH THAT THAT ARE SMART. CHINA IS LITERALLY PULLING UP TRUCKS TO RIVERS AND DUMPING GARBAGE INTO RIVERS. THEY ARE DUMPING LOADS OF GARBAGE IN OUR OCEANS EVERY DAY. NOBODY IS SAYING ANYTHING ABOUT THAT. JESSE: THE TRUMP ORGANIZE IS A GREEN ORGANIZATION. YOU GUYS MUST RECYCLE, I’M SURE YOU HAVE ELECTRIC-POWERED GOLF CARTS.>>MANY OF THE THINGS THAT ARE GREEN ARE SMART FROM A COMMERCIAL STAND POINT. YOU HAVE GOOD INSULATION IN BUILDINGS. AND YOU SPENT LESS MONEY ON ENERGY AND THERE IS A RETURN ASSOCIATED WITH IT. THERE ARE A LOT OF SMART THINGS PEOPLE CAN DO. BUT THIS IS RADICAL STUFF.>>SO RADICAL BERNIE WANTS TO BAN FACTORY FARMING. THEY ARE NOT THINKING ABOUT THE PEOPLE AFFECTED BY THEIR PROPOSALS.>>HOW DO YOU WIN TEXAS IF YOU ARE AGAINST OIL AND GAS. NOT TO MENTION ALL OF THESE PROPOSALS CAUGHT 19 TRILLION DOLLARS. ONE OF THEM WAS MORE THAN THAT. ONE WAS $30 TRILLION. YOU INSTANTLY BANKRUPT THIS COUNTRY. JESSE: SOME OF THEM WANT TO DESTROY THE ECONOMIC PROSPERITY SO THEY CAN REBUILD IT IN A SOCIALIST IMAGE. THAT’S ANOTHER ISSUE FOR ANOTHER DAY. APPARENTLY THE RED MAGA HATS ARE SO UPSETTING THIS ONE AUTHOR, SHE SAYS THAT NOT ONLY SHOULD YOU NOT WEAR THE RED MAGA HATS, YOU SHOULDN’T WEAR ANY RED HAT IN THIS COUNTRY BECAUSE IT QUOTE SCARES PEOPLE. SO I CAN’T WEAR A PHILLY’S HAT.>>THE MIDDLE OF AMERICA DOES NOT UNDERSTAND THIS OR EMBRACE IT. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT BANNING PLASTIC STRAWS AND PEOPLE NOT BEING ABLE TO WEAR RED HATS WHEN MY FATHER IS TRYING TO PROTECT THIS COUNTRY FROM CHINA AND TRYING TO REDUCE AFRICAN-AMERICAN UNEMPLOYMENT AND HISPANIC UNEMPLOYMENT AND FEMALE UNEMPLOYMENT. THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT LET’S BAN RED HATS AND GET RID OF A PLASTIC STRAW. THESE AREN’T SERIOUS ISSUES. JESSE: HOW GOOD ARE THINGS THAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT PLASTIC STRAWS. VEGANISM, THE COVER YOUR HAT. WE ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT THE ECONOMY OR WAR.>>THEY NO LONGER TALK ABOUT ISIS OR DIED BECAUSE THEY DON’T EXIST ANYMORE BECAUSE MY FATHER GOT RID OF THEM BECAUSE HE TOOK THE HANDCUFFS OFF THE TROOPS. OUR COUNTRY IS DOING PHENOMENALLY WELL. THIS IS A DISTRACTION. AND THAT WON’T PICK UP A SINGLE VOTE. JESSE: YOU WILL LOSE VOTES.>>DEBLASIO COMES UP WITH CRAZY PROPOSITIONS ALL THE TIME. HE HASN’T HAD A SINGLE PERSON VOTE FOR HIM. SO THESE PROPOSALS AREN’T WORKING. THEY ARE NOT RESONATING WITH PEOPLE. PEOPLE CARE ABOUT THEIR FAMILIES. PEOPLE CALL ABOUT PATRIOTISM. CAROLINAS. ALL RIGHT. CHANGING A LOT OF DIAPERS, ERIC TRUMP, THERE HE IS, DIAPER DUTY 24-7.

Scaramucci defends his turn against Trump


JESSE: ANTHONY SCARAMUCCI USED TO BE A HUGE TRUMP FAN. EVEN HAD A SHORT STINT AT THE WHITE HOUSE AS COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR. NOW A 180. HE REERVES TO HIM AS INCOMPETENT. IN MENTAL DECLINE, MELTING DOWN, AND SAYS THE GUY IS LOSING IT. JOINING ME NOW, ANTHONY SCARAMUCCI.>>I CAN’T BELIEVE I WAS LET BACK IN THE BUILDING. I ALSO SAID TRUMP-NOBLE LIKE A NUCLEAR MELTDOWN. JESSE: I KNOW YOU ARE JEALOUS OF SEAN SPICER FOR GOING ON DANCING WITH THE STARS *.>>I DON’T KNOW HOW TO DANCE. JESSE: IN THE BEGINNING OF THE PRIMARY, SCOTT WEARING, JEB BUSH, THEN YOU GOT ON THE TRUMP TRAIN. YOU ARE SAYING YOU MAY VOTE FOR A DEMOCRAT IN 2020.>>I NEVER SAID I WAS GOING TO VOTE FOR A DEMOCRAT. I WAS AT A CHILDREN’S FUNDRAISER WHERE VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN CAME AND ACCEPTED AN AWARD. I DON’T LIKE ANSWERING HYPOTHETICALS. THIS GUYS NO LONGER SUITABLE TO BE PRESIDENT. HE’S ACTING COMPLETELY NUTS. AND HE’S VERY UNSTABLE. LET’S GO OVER THE LAST TWO OR THREE WEEKS. HE’S ATTACKS THE FBI UNMERCIFULLY SINCE HE STARTED. HE’S GOING AFTER JEROME POWELL AND THE FEDERAL RESERVE. HE SAID WHO’S THE WORST ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, PRESIDENT XI AND JEROME POWELL AND THE LIST GOES ON AND ON. JESSE: I DON’T THINK THAT HE’S BECOME WAYWARD. HE’S ALWAYS PUNCHED BACK HARD.>>I KNOW YOU ARE DEFENDING HIM. JESSE: I’M NOT DEFENDING HIM. I’M WORRIED ABOUT YOU. LET ME SHOW YOU WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT THE PRESIDENT A COUPLE MONTHS AGO.>>YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT THE ZERO TO THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY THE LAST 11 MONTHS. YOU CAN’T SAY THERE WAS SOME LEVEL OF GENIUS IN TERMS OF HIS JUDGMENT. HE WILL LEAVE EVERYTHING ON THE FIELD NO MATTER HOUSE IN THERE WITH HIM. PEOPLE 50 YEARS FROM NOW WILL STUDY WHAT HE’S DOING. THE PRESIDENT IS 100% RIGHT. IT’S THE REASON HE’S GOING TO WIN. HE’S A GENIUS, AND A FEW MONTHS LATER YOU CHANGED COMPLETELY.>>YOU ARE TAKING A LOT OF THINGS OUT OF THE CONTEXT. YOU ARE IN THE PRESS SO BE CAREFUL. JESSE: WE HAVE AN HOUR OF YOUR SOUND BITES PRAISING THE PRESIDENT.>>YES, I PRAISED THE PRESIDENT. I WAS ONE OF THOSE GUYS WHO PRAISED THE PRESIDENT. WENT TO WAR FOR HIM, GAVE HIM MONEY, GAVE HIM FAMILY TIME AND ENERGY. HE TURNED ON ME. JESSE: DIDN’T YOU TURN ON HIM FIRST?>>OF COURSE NOT. I WAS ON THE BILL MAHER SHOW. I AM SUPPORTING HIM ON THESE ISSUES. BUT THE RACIST TROPES AGAINST THE CONGRESSWOMEN. HE’S A FASCIST, HE’S GOING AFTER VIDS INDIVIDUALS. THE FIRST ANYTHING FASCIST MANIFESTO IS GOING AFTER PRIVATE CITIZENS USE YOUR POLITICAL POWER. HE ATTACKED MY WIFE ON TWITTER. JESSE: HE’S NOT A FASCIST AND YOU KNOW BETTER THAN THAT. I THINK YOU ARE — I’M NOT IN THE TAKE. I THINK HE’S A GOOD PRESIDENT. I’M A LITTLE WORRIED ABOUT YOU. YOU DON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT ME, BROTHER. JESSE: YOU ARE THE ONE MONTH CHANGED.>>THIS GUY MOVED THE GOAL POST. A FULL-BLOWN CRAZY. JESSE: A WEEK BEFORE YOU TURNED ON THE PRESIDENT YOU SAID LET’S RAISE MANNY FOR THE PRESIDENT. THEN A WEEK LATER –>>THAT’S MORE MISINFORMATION. DON WAS INVAULT TO THE SALT CONFERENCE. HE COULDN’T MAKE IT AS A RESULT OF A SCHEDULING CONFLICT. I TURNED TO HIM AND SAID HALF THE ROOM IS DEMOCRATS, HALF THE ROOM IS REPUBLICANS. IF YOU WANT TO RAISE MONEY FOR YOUR FATHER THAT’S FINE. THAT’S WHAT I SAID. NOW IT’S CONVOLUTED. JESSE: ONE THING — I AM JUST TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT HAPPENED.>>IF YOU ARE 9-12 FOR THE GUY AND NOT 13-12 FOR THE GUY, HE’S GOING TO TURN ON YOU. JESSE: YOU ARE SAYING HE’S GOING TO TURN ON ME?>>WHAT DO YOU DISLIKE ABOUT THE PRESIDENT. JESSE: WE CAN’T TALK ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE’S HAIR. SOMEWHAT DO YOU DISLIKE ABOUT THE PRESIDENT. JESSE: DO YOU REALIZE YOU ARE GETTING USED BY THE MEDIA, CNN, MSNBC. DO YOU REALIZE WHEN THEY HAVE YOU ON TO BASH THE PRESIDENT. BECAUSE THEY HATES YOU. BUT NOW THEY LOVE YOU BECAUSE YOU ARE HITTING THE PRESIDENT.>>DO YOU THINK I CARE WITH OTHER PEOPLE THINK OF ME? WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK OF ME IS NONE OF MY BUSINESS. I THINK THE PRESIDENT HAS GONE CRAZY AND HE’S GETTING CRAZIER AND CRAZIER. I THINK HE’S IN FULL-LONE MENTAL DECLINE.>>NO, I’M TOTALLY THE SAME GUY. JESSE: ARE YOU SURE YOU ARE THE SAME GUY AND YOU ARE NOT GOING HOLLYWOOD? WE HEARD THAT YOU HAVE BEEN SEEN WITH AVENATTI. AND THE REALITY THING ON BRAVO.>>THOSE ARE THE TALKING POINTS. IF YOU WANT TO COMPARE ME TO AVENATTI. THERE IS A LOT OF MISINFORMATION. BUT I LOVE THE FACT YOU INVITED ME ON. I BETTER CAUTION YOU. YOU BETTER NOT SAY ONE SYLLABLE OUT OF JOINT FOR THE MANIAC. IF YOU DO HE WILL TURN ON YOU. CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW ENGAGEMENT BUT HE WILL PROBABLY HIT YOUR FIANCE, TOO. JESSE: YOU WROTE THE BOOK WILL HOW MUCH INGENUITY HE HAS AND HOW SMART HE IS.>>YOU KNOW WHY PRESIDENT TRUMP NEVER TWEETED ABOUT THE BOOK? IT’S A VERY BALANCED BOOK. I ALSO WROTE FOR THE PRESS, THE PRESS IS NOT THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE. IF THE PRESS IS THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE? WHAT IS HE TALKING ABOUT? YOU CHECK OFF ALL THE DEMAGOGUERY. JESSE: NOT YOU MOOCH IS NEVER COMING BACK ON. “WATTERS’ WORLD.” YOU KNOW, WE HAD TO PROP UP ANTHONY’S CHAIR. IF HE STOOD UP — WE LOVE YOU.

The Politics of Branding, Meeting Obama & Trump’s First Year: The Daily Show


– This is a little something we decided to put together
to wrap up the year. The year is not over but uh, we’re all gonna die
so we figured why not just do this? It was a crazy year, 2017. Sexual harassment. Russians. Russians sexually
harassing the election something like that. (laughing) Now the Republicans
they gotta work hard. They gotta get rid
of Obamacare, right? Because they named it Obamacare. (laughing) That’s probably the most fun
thing about American politics for me is that half
of it is branding. That’s all it is. (laughing) The Republicans can’t
fix Obamacare because they named it Obamacare because if they fix it
then Obamacare works and they can’t
have Obamacare work but it’s not really Obamacare it’s the Affordable Care Act but they named it Obamacare ’cause they knew
when they said it their voters would
hear black medicine and they wouldn’t want that. (laughing) What they didn’t realize
is that black medicine can fix white
cancer and so now… (laughing) They’re in a sticky situation. (clapping) And all it is is branding. Obamacare is a genius,
genius name to give it because it doesn’t sound like
a national healthcare plan. Obamacare sounds like
you’re gonna hurt your knee and Barack’s gonna walk in
the room and kiss it better. That’s all it sounds like. Like you gonna be like, “Oh I think it’s broken.” He’s gonna come in like
“All right. Bring it in, uh bring it in.
Come on. Come on. Bring it in. (kissing noise) There you go. All right go on. Get outta here. Go on now.” That’s what it sounds like. Obamacare. It’s all branding. That’s really all it is. Political branding
and say what you want about the Republicans. They are brilliant at
political branding. Democrats. Nice people. Have no clue how to brand. (laughing) None whatsoever. Like they just throw
things against the wall. See what sticks. Resist. (laughing) What are we resisting? Everything. (laughing) Republicans know, you know? Every single issue they brand connects with you emotionally. You know, like gun control. Huh? They gonna
control your guns. I don’t even have a
gun and I’m like no. (laughing) Every issue. Pro-life or pro-choice.
That’s another one. That’s a powerful one. I remember the first time
someone asked me that. They were like Trevor are
you pro-life or pro-choice? I was like uh, both? (laughing) ‘Cause like that’s
a trick question. How do you say
you’re not pro-life? You’re an asshole.
That’s what you are. Are you pro-life? No I’m
not. No. I don’t like life. No, no life for me. I’ll have life on
the side thank you. No life. No. It’s a trick question. You’re an asshole. ‘Cause I am. I’m both. I believe that human beings
have the right to exist and I also believe that women
have the right to decide what happens on the
inside of their bodies. That’s what I believe. (cheering) All right? But it’s a slick move. It’s political branding. Yeah. Pro-life. You answered in the negative. You look like an asshole.
That’s what it is. It’s simple brand. Look I’ll give an example now. We can do it in this room. All the men in this
room raise your hand. If you identify as a
man, get your hand up. All the way up. All the way up. Hold it up there. Now only drop your hand if
you have stopped masturbating. (laughing) You see? You’re
like, uh, oh wait. Uhhhh. Uh I don’t want my wife
to think I’m a quitter. Uhhhh. That’s all it is. And ladies, the hand they
had up that’s the hand so, (laughing) branding is what got Republicans
in the sticky situation. That’s all it is. That’s how they got here. Yeah. But Obama did his thing, man. Barack Obama did his thing. He was smarter than people
gave him credit for. We got to interview the
President on the Daily Show which was really exciting. And obviously this was the
last year that America had its first and last
black president. You know? I remember when we got
a call, I got a call at the Daily Show
and they were like “Trevor would you
like to interview the President of the United States?” And I was like uh, do
you ask stupid questions? It’s like of course I want
to interview the President and we got to go
to the White House to interview Barack Obama. You know and we set everything
up in this special room. It’s literally opposite
the Oval Office. And we sit there and everything,
everything is steeped in history. Every piece is owned
by a former President and we’re all sitting there
waiting for the President to walk in and they don’t
give us an exact time, right? For his safety. They just gave us a window. Sorta like a cable guy. (laughing) We’re all watching the door
waiting for Barack to walk in and then he popped in behind us, scared the (bleep)
out of everybody. He was like uh hello. And we were like (screaming) ‘Cause there was another door. No one told us. Again. He just pops in and
he was really nice. He greeted everyone. He was like “Hello.
Everybody good? You guys good? How you doin’? Everybody good?
Camera guy? Sound guy? How you doin’? How you doin’?” And he turned, he looked at me he’s like “Uh Trevor, you good?” And I was like he knows my name. (laughing) I wanted to melt. Oh man. You should have seem it. He like floated over. (laughing) Yeah ’cause he didn’t walk. I don’t know. You don’t walk. You move
differently when you’ve got nuclear weapons. You know, you’ve
just got this thing. And he came over
and he sat down. He looked over at
me, he was like “Uh Trevor. You good?” I said I don’t know if
I’m good Mr. President. I’m a little bit
nervous right now. And he was like, “Uh come on. Why
are you nervous? Why are you nervous?” I said well ’cause I
don’t wanna mess up and bring a brother
down with me, you know? (laughing) He was like “Uh I don’t
mean know this Trevor, you can’t bring me down. I’m on my way out.’ (laughing) And he said it so cool as well. He was just like
“I’m on my way out.” And he was. He was
on his way out. Yeah. Next time we saw him was
the last time anyone saw him as President when he was
giving that final speech in Chicago. Gave that powerful speech. Stood up there at the lectern. Felt like his inauguration
all over again. He was like, “As Americans we gotta remember. That not every issue
was red or blue. That at times we
still gotta fight. We gotta fight for freedom. We gotta fight for liberty. We gotta fight for
the American dream. We gotta fight.” And the next time we saw
him we was kite surfing with Richard Branson. (laughing) I thought you said
we gonna fight? “I’m fighting these waves. You do you.”

Trump to propose ‘narrower definition’ for water protection


>>Sreenivasan: THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ROLLED BACK OBAMA-ERA REGULATIONS ON THE CLEAN WATER ACT THIS WEEK. THE RESTRICTIONS WERE ESTABLISHED TO LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF POLLUTION IN U.S. BODIES OF WATER AND TO PROTECT SOURCES OF DRINKING WATER FOR ABOUT 1/3 OF THE COUNTRY. CRITICS SAID THEY WERE AN EXAMPLE OF GOVERNMENT OVERREACH. JOINING ME NOW FROM WASHINGTON, D.C., IS CORAL DAVENPORT, “NEW YORK TIMES'” REPORTER COVERING ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY. SO, WHAT WERE THE RULES THAT WERE BEING ROLLED BACK?>>HARI, THE RULE, WHICH WAS PUT FORTH BY THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IN 2015, IT WAS CALLED “WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES.” AND ESSENTIALLY, WHAT THAT RULE DID WAS CLEARLY DEFINE A LOT OF SORT OF SMALLER BODIES OF WATER– WETLANDS, TRIBUTARIES, STREAMS, EVEN DITCHES– AS… AS COMING UNDER FEDERAL PROTECTION AS WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES. THAT PROTECTION ALREADY EXISTED FOR VERY LARGE BODIES OF WATER LIKE THE CHESAPEAKE BAY OR MISSISSIPPI RIVER. AND THAT RULE REALLY CLEARLY DEFINED EVEN SMALLER BODIES OF WATER IN WETLANDS THAT DRAIN INTO THOSE SMALLER BODIES OF WATER AS BEING SUBJECT TO FEDERAL PROTECTION, AND THUS THEY COULDN’T BE POLLUTED. THEY COULDN’T HAVE RUN-OFF. LANDOWNERS AROUND THOSE BODIES OF WATER WOULD HAVE TO GET A PERMIT TO USE THE LAND IN CERTAIN WAYS. SO, THIS… THIS RULE DEFINING THESE BODIES OF WATER, PROTECTING THEM, IS WHAT WAS STRIPPED AWAY.>>Sreenivasan: THIS WEEK, WE HAD THE HEAD OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY CO-AUTHOR AN OP-ED THAT SAYS THIS WAS GOVERNMENT OVERREACH. WHAT DOES HE MEAN BY THAT?>>ESSENTIALLY, THE BIGGEST OPPONENTS OF THIS RULE WERE RURAL LANDOWNERS, REAL ESTATE DEVELOPERS, GROUPS THAT SAID, “LOOK, THIS RULE IS… IS ALLOWING THE GOVERNMENT TO TELL US HOW WE CAN USE OUR LAND.” AND IT… IT WAS, TO A LARGE EXTENT. IT WAS SAYING, “IF YOU’RE ON A FARM AND YOU HAVE A STREAM OR DITCH THAT DRAINS INTO A LARGER BODY OF WATER, YOU HAVE TO GET A PERMIT FROM THE E P.A. BEFORE YOU CAN USE… USE YOUR LAND IN CERTAIN KIND OF WAYS THAT MIGHT POLLUTE THAT WATER.” AND SO, LANDOWNERS SAID, “YOU KNOW, THIS IS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT LITERALLY COMING IN AND TELLING US WHAT WE CAN AND CAN’T DO ON OUR LAND.” THAT WAS THE OBJECTION TO THIS RULE.>>Sreenivasan: SO, IF YOU’RE A FARMER OR YOU’RE A GOLF COURSE OWNER, REAL ESTATE DEVELOPER, THE KINDS OF PESTICIDES YOU MIGHT USE ON YOUR CROPS OR ON YOUR LAWNS MIGHT FLOW INTO ONE OF THESE DITCHES, AND THAT MIGHT GO INTO A LARGER BODY. THAT’S THE…>>EXACTLY. THAT’S THE COMPLAINT.>>Sreenivasan: ALL RIGHT. SO, NOW, WHAT WILL REPLACE THIS RULE?>>THE… THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS SAID THEY INTEND TO PUT FORWARD A NEW RULE, A REPLACEMENT RULE, THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S VERSIONS OF THE “WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES,” BY THE END OF YEAR. AND ESSENTIALLY, IT’S JUST EXPECTED TO BE A MUCH NARROWER DEFINITION OF WHAT GETS THIS FEDERAL PROTECTION. SO, WETLANDS WILL… ARE NOT EXPECTED TO BE INCLUDED, FOR THE LARGE PART. THE OBAMA RULE INCLUDED PROTECTION FOR UNDERGROUND BODIES OF WATER. SO, YOU KNOW, IF YOU HAD A STREAM THAT DRAINED UNDERGROUND INTO A LARGER BODY OF WATER, THAT COUNTED. THOSE ARE NOT EXPECTED TO BE PROTECTED UNDER THE NEW RULES. SO, THERE’S A LOT OF SORT OF SMALLER BODIES OF WATER IN WETLANDS THAT WILL NOT BE SUBJECT TO FEDERAL PROTECTION UNDER THE EXPECTED TRUMP RULE, WHICH THEY’RE SAYING THEY’LL PUT OUT BY THE END OF THE YEAR.>>Sreenivasan: NOW, THE OBAMA RULE WASN’T ALREADY INSTITUTED OR ROLLED OUT IN EVERY STATE IN THE COUNTRY, RIGHT?>>THAT’S RIGHT. IT… IT HAD BEEN… IT HAD BEEN ROLLED OUT NATIONALLY, BUT THERE HAS BEEN SO MUCH OBJECTION TO IT. IT’S BEEN IMPLEMENTED IN ABOUT HALF THE STATES AND NOT IMPLEMENTED IN ABOUT HALF THE STATES.>>Sreenivasan: OKAY. AND FINALLY, THIS IS NOT IN A VACUUM. IN THE POLITICAL CONTEXT, THIS WAS SOMETHING THAT THE PRESIDENT CAMPAIGNED ON. HE THOUGHT THAT THIS WAS GOVERNMENT OVERREACH. AND FOR HIM, THIS IS A WIN FOR WHOM? HIS FARMER BASE?>>YES. I MEAN, THIS… THIS IS, AS YOU SAID, SOMETHING… THIS WAS A MAJOR ISSUE THAT THE PRESIDENT CAMPAIGNED ON. HE VOWED TO DO IT IN HIS FIRST WEEKS IN OFFICE. AND THIS DELIVERS A BIG WIN TO HIM FOR A MAJOR POLITICAL BASE. AND THAT’S… THAT’S RURAL LANDOWNERS, FARMERS. AND THAT’S A GROUP THAT HAS BEEN SORT OF FRUSTRATED WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP LATELY. THEY HAVE BEEN HURT BY SOME OF THE TARIFFS THAT THE ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN PUT FORTH. THEY’VE BEEN HURT BY SOME OF THE ROLLBACKS ON ETHANOL MANDATES. SO, FARMERS HAVE BEEN FEELING A LITTLE BIT OF A BURN LATELY FROM TRUMP ADMINISTRATION POLICIES. THIS DELIVERS THEM A DIRECT WIN THAT THEY’D ASKED FOR THAT THE PRESIDENT CAMPAIGNED ON.>>Sreenivasan: ALL RIGHT, CORAL DAVENPORT OF THE “NEW YORK TIMES” JOINING US FROM WASHINGTON TONIGHT. THANKS SO MUCH.>>GREAT TO BE WITH YOU, HARI. THANK YOU.