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.

The Permanent Trumpification of the Republican Party


Welcome back to the show. Let’s get right back to the phones at (617)
830-4750, starting with our color from the three four, seven area code. Who’s calling today from three, four seven. Hi, this is daddy’s mom home. Hey Eddie, what’s going on? Um, I was, um, anyway, great man. I’ve been watching you for the, I mean, I’ve
watched you for the last three years. Thank you. [inaudible] alright. Um, my question is if Trump loses in 2020,
don’t you think he, his influence on the Republican Party is gonna be there long as that he’s
gone. [inaudible] I believe you though he will have
the influence of the vote. Is his base still? I don’t, I mean, I think it’s a little bit
more nuanced. It’s not that once Trump is gone, so at some
point Trump’s going to be gone. It could be in 20, 20, could be 20, 24. Um, I don’t think it’s that Trump is personally
going to maintain influence over voters. I just [inaudible] I think that the Trump effication of the Republican
party is going to persist for a long time. The idea that it’s fine to have, I mean, listen,
George W. Bush was no genius, but with Donald Trump, the idea that it’s fine to have a completely
ignorant person of economics, diplomacy, [inaudible] uh, just everything that that’s OK. That it’s OK to have candidates that speak
to others in the way that Donald Trump does that do policy by tweet. I think those, like the coarsening of the
dialogue is what the effect of Donald Trump is going to be beyond Trump. It’s not so much that Trump will influence
voters. It’s that he’s influenced the Republican Party. Yeah. But what if we had this loose network? Well, that talkative low ones on the slope, it’s possible. Um, I mean, I dunno. He’s, yeah, he’s promoting OAN more and more. And I wouldn’t be surprised to see once Trump
is gone, whenever that is from office, getting more involved with, uh, with OAN, which he
just seems to be just thrilled with as I predicted he would be for months ago. But yeah, maybe he would look at starting
a network. Maybe not. I mean, if he gets reelected, he’s going to
be almost 80 years old when he’s out of office and maybe he’s just going to retire. Oh, one quick thing. What are you, what are your thoughts about,
um, Trump’s tweet about Fox News today? Didn’t see it. What’d he say? Um, he’s saying that maybe that they should
go all the way left and we, and maybe pop the dealership, go to Lan. Oh, did he, did he actually tweeted that this
week? Yes. Did not see that, but not surprised then. Makes a make I’m doubling down then on what
I just said. I look, I look forward to your video about
that. All right. Thanks. Really appreciate the call. Thank you, David. Take care. Yep. Uh

Republicans Finally Panic Over President Donald Trump’s Remarks | Morning Joe | MSNBC


>>>PRESIDENT TRUMP IS CAPPING A>>>PRESIDENT TRUMP IS CAPPING A WEEK OF RACIST RHETORIC BY WEEK OF RACIST RHETORIC BY CLAIMING HE DISAGREED WITH THE CLAIMING HE DISAGREED WITH THE DISTURBING CHANT THAT BROKE OUT DISTURBING CHANT THAT BROKE OUT AT HIS CAMPAIGN RALLY. AT HIS CAMPAIGN RALLY. ON SUNDAY, THE PRESIDENT TWEETED ON SUNDAY, THE PRESIDENT TWEETED THAT FOUR DEMOCRATIC MEMBERS OF THAT FOUR DEMOCRATIC MEMBERS OF CONGRESS ALL U.S. CITIZENS AND CONGRESS ALL U.S. CITIZENS AND WOMEN OF COLOR SHOULD GO BACK TO WOMEN OF COLOR SHOULD GO BACK TO THE TOTALLY BROKEN AND CRIME THE TOTALLY BROKEN AND CRIME INFESTED PLACES FROM WHICH THEY INFESTED PLACES FROM WHICH THEY CAME. CAME. A RACIST TROPE THAT EVEN THE A RACIST TROPE THAT EVEN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CONSIDERS TO FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CONSIDERS TO BE DISCRIMINATION OFFICIALLY. BE DISCRIMINATION OFFICIALLY. HE DEFENDED TO DEFEND THE HE DEFENDED TO DEFEND THE COMMENTS AND SO DID COMMENTS AND SO DID CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS, WITH CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS, WITH ONLY FOUR VOTING WITH DEMOCRATS ONLY FOUR VOTING WITH DEMOCRATS ON A RESOLUTION TO CONDEMN THE ON A RESOLUTION TO CONDEMN THE TWEETS IN THE HOUSE. TWEETS IN THE HOUSE. THE CHAMBER’S FIRST REBUKE OF A THE CHAMBER’S FIRST REBUKE OF A PRESIDENT IN MORE THAN 100 PRESIDENT IN MORE THAN 100 YEARS. YEARS. THEN AT A WEDNESDAY NIGHT RALLY, THEN AT A WEDNESDAY NIGHT RALLY, TRUMP LAUNCHED INTO A TIRADE TRUMP LAUNCHED INTO A TIRADE ABOUT THE CONGRESSWOMEN ABOUT THE CONGRESSWOMEN DECLARING THAT THEY HATE OUR DECLARING THAT THEY HATE OUR COUNTRY AND FEEDING THE CROWD’S COUNTRY AND FEEDING THE CROWD’S FURY. FURY.>>SEND HER BACK!>>SEND HER BACK! SEND HER BACK! SEND HER BACK! SEND HER BACK! SEND HER BACK! SEND HER BACK! SEND HER BACK!>>THEY’RE ALWAYS TELLING US HOW>>THEY’RE ALWAYS TELLING US HOW TO RUN IT, HOW TO DO THIS. TO RUN IT, HOW TO DO THIS. YOU KNOW WHAT? YOU KNOW WHAT? IF THEY DON’T LOVE IT, TELL THEM IF THEY DON’T LOVE IT, TELL THEM TO LEAVE IT. TO LEAVE IT.>>EVEN THOUGH AS WE JUST PLAYED>>EVEN THOUGH AS WE JUST PLAYED FOR YOU THE PRESIDENT ENDORSED FOR YOU THE PRESIDENT ENDORSED THE CROWD’S SENTIMENT SHORTLY THE CROWD’S SENTIMENT SHORTLY AFTER THE CHANT THE BLOW BLACK AFTER THE CHANT THE BLOW BLACK WAS SEVERE. WAS SEVERE. “THE NEW YORK TIMES” THAT “THE NEW YORK TIMES” THAT TRUMP’S ALLIES FLOODED THE TEAM TRUMP’S ALLIES FLOODED THE TEAM WITH EXPRESSIONS OF TERM. WITH EXPRESSIONS OF TERM. HOUSE REPUBLICAN LEADERS PLEADED HOUSE REPUBLICAN LEADERS PLEADED WITH MIKE PENCE ON THURSDAY TO WITH MIKE PENCE ON THURSDAY TO SEPARATE THE PARTY FROM THE SEPARATE THE PARTY FROM THE MESSAGE. MESSAGE. LEADING TO THIS ATTEMPT BY THE LEADING TO THIS ATTEMPT BY THE PRESIDENT TO DISTANCE HIMSELF. PRESIDENT TO DISTANCE HIMSELF.>>WHEN YOUR SUPPORTERS LAST>>WHEN YOUR SUPPORTERS LAST NIGHT WERE CHANTING SEND HER NIGHT WERE CHANTING SEND HER BACK, WHY DIDN’T YOU STOP THEM? BACK, WHY DIDN’T YOU STOP THEM? WHY DIDN’T YOU ASK THEM TO STOP WHY DIDN’T YOU ASK THEM TO STOP SAYING THAT? SAYING THAT?>>WELL, NUMBER ONE, I THINK I>>WELL, NUMBER ONE, I THINK I DID. DID. I STARTED SPEAKING VERY QUICKLY. I STARTED SPEAKING VERY QUICKLY. IT REALLY WAS A — I DISAGREE IT REALLY WAS A — I DISAGREE WITH IT, BY THE WAY. WITH IT, BY THE WAY. BUT IT WAS QUITE A CHANT. BUT IT WAS QUITE A CHANT. AND I FELT A LITTLE BIT BADLY AND I FELT A LITTLE BIT BADLY ABOUT IT. ABOUT IT. BUT I WILL SAY THIS, I DID — I BUT I WILL SAY THIS, I DID — I STARTED SPEAKING VERY QUICKLY. STARTED SPEAKING VERY QUICKLY.>>BUT THAT’S NOT TRUE.>>BUT THAT’S NOT TRUE. OUR FRIENDS ON THE 11th HOUR PUT OUR FRIENDS ON THE 11th HOUR PUT TOGETHER THIS VIDEO FACT CHECK. TOGETHER THIS VIDEO FACT CHECK.>>MR. PRESIDENT IF I MAY, WHEN>>MR. PRESIDENT IF I MAY, WHEN YOUR SUPPORTERS LAST NIGHT WERE YOUR SUPPORTERS LAST NIGHT WERE CHANTING SEND HER BACK, WHY CHANTING SEND HER BACK, WHY DIDN’T YOU STOP THEM, WHY DIDN’T DIDN’T YOU STOP THEM, WHY DIDN’T YOU ASK THEM TO STOP SAYING YOU ASK THEM TO STOP SAYING THAT? THAT?>>WELL, NUMBER ONE, I THINK I>>WELL, NUMBER ONE, I THINK I DID. DID. I STARTED SPEAKING VERY QUICKLY. I STARTED SPEAKING VERY QUICKLY. IT REALLY WAS A — I DISAGREE IT REALLY WAS A — I DISAGREE WITH IT, BY THE WAY. WITH IT, BY THE WAY. BUT IT WAS QUITE A CHANT. BUT IT WAS QUITE A CHANT. AND I FELT A LITTLE BIT BADLY AND I FELT A LITTLE BIT BADLY ABOUT IT, BUT I WILL SAY THIS. ABOUT IT, BUT I WILL SAY THIS. I DID — I STARTED SPEAKING VERY I DID — I STARTED SPEAKING VERY QUICKLY, BUT IT STARTED UP QUICKLY, BUT IT STARTED UP RATHER, RATHER FAST AS YOU RATHER, RATHER FAST AS YOU PROBABLY KNOW. PROBABLY KNOW.>>SO, SUSAN DEL PERCIO, THIS IS>>SO, SUSAN DEL PERCIO, THIS IS ONE OF THE EXAMPLES WE HAD SAID ONE OF THE EXAMPLES WE HAD SAID IT BEFORE WITH PAUL RYAN WHEN HE IT BEFORE WITH PAUL RYAN WHEN HE ENDORSED DONALD TRUMP, WE SAID ENDORSED DONALD TRUMP, WE SAID YOU NEVER GIVE THIS GUY A FREE YOU NEVER GIVE THIS GUY A FREE PASS OR ELSE YOU’RE PAY FOR IT. PASS OR ELSE YOU’RE PAY FOR IT. WELL, THAT’S ALL THE REPUBLICANS WELL, THAT’S ALL THE REPUBLICANS HAVE BEEN DOING. HAVE BEEN DOING. AND A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO THEY AND A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO THEY ALL VOTED EXCEPT FOR FOUR TO ALL VOTED EXCEPT FOR FOUR TO GIVE HIM A FREE PASS ON MAKING GIVE HIM A FREE PASS ON MAKING HIS RACIST STATEMENTS ABOUT HIS RACIST STATEMENTS ABOUT SENDING CONGRESSWOMAN OMAR BACK. SENDING CONGRESSWOMAN OMAR BACK. TWO DAYS LATER, IT BLOWS UP IN TWO DAYS LATER, IT BLOWS UP IN THEIR FACE POLITICALLY. THEIR FACE POLITICALLY. AND THEY ACTUALLY SUDDENLY FIND AND THEY ACTUALLY SUDDENLY FIND THEMSELVES PANICKED FOR GOOD THEMSELVES PANICKED FOR GOOD REASON BECAUSE YOU’RE HEARING REASON BECAUSE YOU’RE HEARING CHANTS THAT I DON’T KNOW, MAYBE CHANTS THAT I DON’T KNOW, MAYBE PEOPLE WOULD HAVE HEARD IN THE PEOPLE WOULD HAVE HEARD IN THE NUR ENBERG RALLIES ABOUT SENDING NUR ENBERG RALLIES ABOUT SENDING PEOPLE BACK. PEOPLE BACK. WHAT DO YOU THINK HAPPENED WHAT DO YOU THINK HAPPENED YESTERDAY AND WHY DO YOU THINK YESTERDAY AND WHY DO YOU THINK REPUBLICANS WERE FINALLY REPUBLICANS WERE FINALLY RIGHTFULLY PANICKED? RIGHTFULLY PANICKED?>>BECAUSE YOU’RE RIGHT, JOE.>>BECAUSE YOU’RE RIGHT, JOE. THERE WAS A LOT OF BLOW BACK THERE WAS A LOT OF BLOW BACK COMING FROM ELECTED OFFICIALS COMING FROM ELECTED OFFICIALS AND SOME ELECTED OFFICIALS THAT AND SOME ELECTED OFFICIALS THAT THE PRESIDENT LISTENS TO AND THE PRESIDENT LISTENS TO AND RESPECTS. RESPECTS. SO THAT WAS A CONCERN WE HEAR SO THAT WAS A CONCERN WE HEAR AND I HATE TO GIVE HER ANY AND I HATE TO GIVE HER ANY CREDIT, BUT WE HEAR IVANKA TRUMP CREDIT, BUT WE HEAR IVANKA TRUMP DID SPEAK TO HER FATHER TOO, DID SPEAK TO HER FATHER TOO, SAYING THIS WAS A BIT TOO FAR. SAYING THIS WAS A BIT TOO FAR. BUT FOR ALL OF THOSE MEMBERS OF BUT FOR ALL OF THOSE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS WHO DID NOT VOTE WITH CONGRESS WHO DID NOT VOTE WITH THE DEMOCRATS ON THIS RACIST THE DEMOCRATS ON THIS RACIST STATEMENT THAT THE PRESIDENT STATEMENT THAT THE PRESIDENT MADE, PEOPLE WILL REMEMBER. MADE, PEOPLE WILL REMEMBER. AND AS THE PRESIDENT IS FOND OF AND AS THE PRESIDENT IS FOND OF SAYING, I’M PRESIDENT AND YOU’RE SAYING, I’M PRESIDENT AND YOU’RE NOT, WHICH MEANS THOSE ELECTED NOT, WHICH MEANS THOSE ELECTED OFFICIALS WHO HAVE BEEN QUIET, OFFICIALS WHO HAVE BEEN QUIET, PEOPLE WILL REMEMBER YOU WILL PEOPLE WILL REMEMBER YOU WILL NOT SURVIVE THIS. NOT SURVIVE THIS. THAT’S WHY PEOPLE LIKE ME ARE THAT’S WHY PEOPLE LIKE ME ARE STILL IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, STILL IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, BECAUSE WE WILL BE THERE TO BECAUSE WE WILL BE THERE TO REMIND PEOPLE OF IT. REMIND PEOPLE OF IT. THE OTHER THING I JUST WANT TO THE OTHER THING I JUST WANT TO MENTION AND THAT VIDEO THAT YOU MENTION AND THAT VIDEO THAT YOU SHOWED ON THE TOP OF THE SHOW SHOWED ON THE TOP OF THE SHOW THAT MIKA WAS SAYING YOU CAN THAT MIKA WAS SAYING YOU CAN WATCH IT OVER AND OVER, IT’S WATCH IT OVER AND OVER, IT’S REALLY TOUCHING BECAUSE IT SHOWS REALLY TOUCHING BECAUSE IT SHOWS THAT THESE ARE WOMEN LIVING THE THAT THESE ARE WOMEN LIVING THE AMERICAN DREAM WHEN YOU REALLY AMERICAN DREAM WHEN YOU REALLY THINK ABOUT IT. THINK ABOUT IT. AND WHEN YOU LOOK AT WHAT DONALD AND WHEN YOU LOOK AT WHAT DONALD TRUMP IS DOING, HE IS SAYING TRUMP IS DOING, HE IS SAYING ONLY CERTAIN PEOPLE ARE ALLOWED ONLY CERTAIN PEOPLE ARE ALLOWED TO LIVE THE AMERICAN DREAM. TO LIVE THE AMERICAN DREAM. IF YOU’RE A PERSON OF COLOR, IF YOU’RE A PERSON OF COLOR, YOU’RE NOT ENTITLED TO LIVE THE YOU’RE NOT ENTITLED TO LIVE THE AMERICAN DREAM. AMERICAN DREAM. I DICTATE WHO WILL LIVE THE I DICTATE WHO WILL LIVE THE AMERICAN DREAM AND THIS IS AMERICAN DREAM AND THIS IS REALLY SOMETHING THAT IS SO REALLY SOMETHING THAT IS SO DISTURBING AND GOES AGAINST DISTURBING AND GOES AGAINST EVERYTHING THAT MAKES UP THE EVERYTHING THAT MAKES UP THE FABRIC OF OUR COUNTRY. FABRIC OF OUR COUNTRY. AND THAT IS WHAT SCARES ME THE AND THAT IS WHAT SCARES ME THE MOST. MOST.>>WELL, IF YOU LOOK THOUGH AT>>WELL, IF YOU LOOK THOUGH AT THE RECEPTION THAT SHE RECEIVED THE RECEPTION THAT SHE RECEIVED WHEN SHE WENT DOWN TO HER OWN WHEN SHE WENT DOWN TO HER OWN AIRPORT SHE WOULD HAVE NOT AIRPORT SHE WOULD HAVE NOT RECEIVED THAT RECEPTION BUT FOR RECEIVED THAT RECEPTION BUT FOR DONALD TRUMP. DONALD TRUMP. JUST LIKE WHEN HE ATTACKS PEOPLE JUST LIKE WHEN HE ATTACKS PEOPLE THAT WRITE BOOKS ABOUT HIM. THAT WRITE BOOKS ABOUT HIM. ALL HE DOES IS FUEL THEIR BOOK ALL HE DOES IS FUEL THEIR BOOK SALES. SALES. AGAIN, YOU WOULD THINK HE COULD AGAIN, YOU WOULD THINK HE COULD FIGURE THIS OUT. FIGURE THIS OUT. BUT HE ELEVATES THOSE THAT HE’S BUT HE ELEVATES THOSE THAT HE’S TRYING TO HURT. TRYING TO HURT. I’LL TELL YOU SOME PEOPLE WHO I’LL TELL YOU SOME PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO PAY IN 2020 IF ARE GOING TO PAY IN 2020 IF THEY’RE NOT CAREFUL AND YOU THEY’RE NOT CAREFUL AND YOU BROUGHT THIS UP. BROUGHT THIS UP. PEOPLE LIKE JONI ERNST IN IOWA. PEOPLE LIKE JONI ERNST IN IOWA. MAYBE SHE MADE A STATEMENT. MAYBE SHE MADE A STATEMENT. I HAVEN’T HEARD A STATEMENT FROM I HAVEN’T HEARD A STATEMENT FROM HER. HER. CORY GARDNER IN COLORADO. CORY GARDNER IN COLORADO. I’M NOT SURE IF CORY GARDNER I’M NOT SURE IF CORY GARDNER MADE A STATEMENT, BUT HE’S UP IN MADE A STATEMENT, BUT HE’S UP IN A VERY SWING STATE. A VERY SWING STATE. ANOTHER SWING STATE IN MAINE, ANOTHER SWING STATE IN MAINE, SUSAN COLLINS. SUSAN COLLINS. IT’S HARD TO SEE HOW SHE IT’S HARD TO SEE HOW SHE SURVIVES IN 2020. SURVIVES IN 2020. I DIDN’T HEAR HER SPEAK OUT I DIDN’T HEAR HER SPEAK OUT FORCEFULLY AGAINST THIS. FORCEFULLY AGAINST THIS. AND OF COURSE THOM TILLIS WHO I AND OF COURSE THOM TILLIS WHO I MUST SAY HAS BEEN SUCH A GREAT MUST SAY HAS BEEN SUCH A GREAT DISAPPOINTMENT. DISAPPOINTMENT. THOM TILLIS, IN A VERY THOM TILLIS, IN A VERY COMPETITIVE RACE AND EARLIER COMPETITIVE RACE AND EARLIER THIS WEEK THE REPUBLICAN FROM THIS WEEK THE REPUBLICAN FROM NORTH CAROLINA DUCKED A QUESTION NORTH CAROLINA DUCKED A QUESTION ABOUT PRESIDENT TRUMP’S GO BACK ABOUT PRESIDENT TRUMP’S GO BACK TO YOUR COUNTRY TWEET. TO YOUR COUNTRY TWEET. TELLING NBC NEWS QUOTE I TELLING NBC NEWS QUOTE I LITERALLY DON’T GO ON TWITTER. LITERALLY DON’T GO ON TWITTER. THEN ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT TILLIS THEN ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT TILLIS WAS IN THE AUDIENCE, HE WAS WAS IN THE AUDIENCE, HE WAS THERE AT THE NORTH CAROLINA THERE AT THE NORTH CAROLINA RALLY. RALLY.>>CLAPPING.>>CLAPPING.>>WHEN THE CROWD STARTED>>WHEN THE CROWD STARTED CHANTING AND CLAPPING, WITH THE CHANTING AND CLAPPING, WITH THE CROWD CHANTING SEND HER BACK. CROWD CHANTING SEND HER BACK. THEN IN AN INTERVIEW ON FOX NEWS THEN IN AN INTERVIEW ON FOX NEWS YESTERDAY, SENATOR TILLIS ONCE YESTERDAY, SENATOR TILLIS ONCE AGAIN REFUSED TO CONDEMN THE AGAIN REFUSED TO CONDEMN THE PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT. THE CHANTING. THE CHANTING. AND ARGUED THAT THE PRESIDENT AND ARGUED THAT THE PRESIDENT COULDN’T CONTROL THE CROWD. COULDN’T CONTROL THE CROWD.>>ANY TIME YOU GET INTO A CROWD>>ANY TIME YOU GET INTO A CROWD LIKE THAT, YOU’VE GOT A LOT OF LIKE THAT, YOU’VE GOT A LOT OF SUPPORTERS. SUPPORTERS. THEY’RE GOING TO SAY WHAT THEY THEY’RE GOING TO SAY WHAT THEY WANT TO SAY. WANT TO SAY.>>THIS IS YOUR HOME STATE.>>THIS IS YOUR HOME STATE. AND THE PEOPLE IN THAT ARENA ARE AND THE PEOPLE IN THAT ARENA ARE BEING CHARACTERIZED AS RACIST. BEING CHARACTERIZED AS RACIST. YOU’RE GO TO FACE QUESTIONS. YOU’RE GO TO FACE QUESTIONS. SO WHAT DO YOU SAY, SENATOR? SO WHAT DO YOU SAY, SENATOR?>>YOU KNOW, I REFUSE TO TAKE>>YOU KNOW, I REFUSE TO TAKE THAT BAIT. THAT BAIT. THIS IS ABOUT PEOPLE WHO WANT TO THIS IS ABOUT PEOPLE WHO WANT TO CHANGE AMERICA. CHANGE AMERICA. THIS IS ABOUT PEOPLE WHO HAVE A THIS IS ABOUT PEOPLE WHO HAVE A SOCIALIST VISION FOR THE UNITED SOCIALIST VISION FOR THE UNITED STATES. STATES.>>WHAT BAIT?>>WHAT BAIT? YOU’RE JUST BEING ASKED TO CALL YOU’RE JUST BEING ASKED TO CALL OUT CHANTS — OUT CHANTS –>>INSPIRED BY A PRESIDENT WHO>>INSPIRED BY A PRESIDENT WHO DUG IN TO CONGRESSWOMAN OMAR, DUG IN TO CONGRESSWOMAN OMAR, THREATENING HER LIFE, CONFIRMING THREATENING HER LIFE, CONFIRMING THAT THE TWEETS THAT HE PUT OUT THAT THE TWEETS THAT HE PUT OUT THERE WERE ABOUT THOSE FOUR THERE WERE ABOUT THOSE FOUR CONGRESSWOMEN AND HE WENT AFTER CONGRESSWOMEN AND HE WENT AFTER HER, TIME AND TIME AGAIN ON HER, TIME AND TIME AGAIN ON STAGE AND INSPIRING THE CROWD TO STAGE AND INSPIRING THE CROWD TO CHANT. CHANT. WHERE IS THOM TILLIS? WHERE IS THOM TILLIS? LIKE IS HE ON MARS? LIKE IS HE ON MARS? DOES HE REALLY THINK — DOES HE REALLY THINK –>>NO, THOM TILLIS DOESN’T>>NO, THOM TILLIS DOESN’T REPRESENT THE PEOPLE OF NORTH REPRESENT THE PEOPLE OF NORTH CAROLINA. CAROLINA. THOM TILLIS REPRESENTS DONALD THOM TILLIS REPRESENTS DONALD TRUMP. TRUMP.>>GOT IT.>>GOT IT.>>AND SO — SO GOOD LUCK WITH>>AND SO — SO GOOD LUCK WITH THAT IN 2020 BECAUSE THERE ARE A THAT IN 2020 BECAUSE THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE IN NORTH CAROLINA LOT OF PEOPLE IN NORTH CAROLINA WHICH WENT FOR BARACK OBAMA IN WHICH WENT FOR BARACK OBAMA IN 2008. 2008. THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE IN NORTH CAROLINA WHO ACTUALLY WANT NORTH CAROLINA WHO ACTUALLY WANT SOMEONE TO REPRESENT ALL THE SOMEONE TO REPRESENT ALL THE PEOPLE OF NORTH CAROLINA AND NOT PEOPLE OF NORTH CAROLINA AND NOT BE IN DONALD TRUMP’S BACK BE IN DONALD TRUMP’S BACK POCKET. POCKET. RIGHT NOW, IT’S SAD, THOM TILLIS RIGHT NOW, IT’S SAD, THOM TILLIS IS NOTHING MORE THAN A STOOGE IS NOTHING MORE THAN A STOOGE FOR DONALD TRUMP. FOR DONALD TRUMP. ALLOWING THESE RANTS THAT A LOT ALLOWING THESE RANTS THAT A LOT OF REPUBLICANS QUIETLY WERE OF REPUBLICANS QUIETLY WERE SAYING SOUNDED LIKE FASCIST SAYING SOUNDED LIKE FASCIST CHANTS, TELLING PEOPLE TO GO CHANTS, TELLING PEOPLE TO GO BACK TO THEIR HOME COUNTRIES BACK TO THEIR HOME COUNTRIES WHEN THEIR HOME COUNTRY’S THE WHEN THEIR HOME COUNTRY’S THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. LISTEN, I WANT YOU TO COMPARE LISTEN, I WANT YOU TO COMPARE THAT TO ANOTHER NORTH CAROLINA THAT TO ANOTHER NORTH CAROLINA MEMBER OF CONGRESS THAT YOU SAW MEMBER OF CONGRESS THAT YOU SAW IN THAT CROWD, MARK WALKER. IN THAT CROWD, MARK WALKER. HE SAID THAT DOES NOT NEED TO BE HE SAID THAT DOES NOT NEED TO BE OUR CAMPAIGN CALL LIKE WE DID OUR CAMPAIGN CALL LIKE WE DID WITH LOCK HER UP LAST TIME. WITH LOCK HER UP LAST TIME. WALKER IS A CONTINUE TRUMP WALKER IS A CONTINUE TRUMP SUPPORTER BUT HE DESCRIBED THE SUPPORTER BUT HE DESCRIBED THE CHANT WHICH HE WITNESSED CHANT WHICH HE WITNESSED FIRSTHAND RIGHTFULLY AS FIRSTHAND RIGHTFULLY AS OFFENSIVE. OFFENSIVE. AND — AND –>>NOT HARD.>>NOT HARD.>>EUGENE ROBINSON, I THINK>>EUGENE ROBINSON, I THINK THESE REPUBLICANS ARE FIGURING THESE REPUBLICANS ARE FIGURING OUT WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT ON THE OUT WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT ON THE SHOW YESTERDAY WHICH IS DONALD SHOW YESTERDAY WHICH IS DONALD TRUMP ACTUALLY THINKS THAT OMAR TRUMP ACTUALLY THINKS THAT OMAR IS GOING TO BE THE FACE OF THE IS GOING TO BE THE FACE OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. DEMOCRATIC PARTY. THE FACE OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY THE FACE OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS GOING TO BE WHOEVER THE IS GOING TO BE WHOEVER THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY NOMINATES. DEMOCRATIC PARTY NOMINATES.>>EXACTLY.>>EXACTLY.>>IF IT IS BERNIE SANDERS,>>IF IT IS BERNIE SANDERS, HE’LL BE THE FACE OF THE HE’LL BE THE FACE OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. DEMOCRATIC PARTY. IF IT’S ELIZABETH WARREN, SHE’LL IF IT’S ELIZABETH WARREN, SHE’LL BE THE FACE OF THE DEMOCRATIC BE THE FACE OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. PARTY. IF IT’S JOE BIDEN, BIDEN WILL BE IF IT’S JOE BIDEN, BIDEN WILL BE THE FACE OF THE DEMOCRATIC THE FACE OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. PARTY. AND WHAT DONALD DOES NOT AND WHAT DONALD DOES NOT UNDERSTAND BECAUSE THIS IS HIS UNDERSTAND BECAUSE THIS IS HIS FIRST TIME RUNNING FOR FIRST TIME RUNNING FOR RE-ELECTION, ANY EXTREMISTS ON RE-ELECTION, ANY EXTREMISTS ON THE LEFT, THAT ACTUALLY PLAYS THE LEFT, THAT ACTUALLY PLAYS INTO BIDEN’S HANDS. INTO BIDEN’S HANDS. HE GETS — YOU KNOW WHAT, THOSE HE GETS — YOU KNOW WHAT, THOSE PEOPLE, SORT OF LIKE HIS SISTER PEOPLE, SORT OF LIKE HIS SISTER SOULJA MOMENT WITH BERNIE SOULJA MOMENT WITH BERNIE SANDERS OR WHOEVER, IT’S TOO SANDERS OR WHOEVER, IT’S TOO RADICAL FOR ME. RADICAL FOR ME. I’M A MIDDLE AMERICAN GUY, JUST I’M A MIDDLE AMERICAN GUY, JUST LIKE YOU. LIKE YOU. I DON’T WANT TO SOCIALIZE THINGS I DON’T WANT TO SOCIALIZE THINGS LIKE BERNIE DOES AND I KNOW THIS LIKE BERNIE DOES AND I KNOW THIS FROM EXPERIENCE BECAUSE I HAD FROM EXPERIENCE BECAUSE I HAD REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES DOING THAT TO ME AND CANDIDATES DOING THAT TO ME AND MY FRIENDS IN CONGRESS FOR MY FRIENDS IN CONGRESS FOR YEARS. YEARS. SO THERE’S NO GOOD END FOR SO THERE’S NO GOOD END FOR DONALD TRUMP HERE. DONALD TRUMP HERE. THE ONLY THING THAT HAPPENS IS THE ONLY THING THAT HAPPENS IS HE INSPIRES PEOPLE IN THE HE INSPIRES PEOPLE IN THE SUBURBS, WOMEN, PEOPLE OF COLOR, SUBURBS, WOMEN, PEOPLE OF COLOR, THOSE WHO HE’S OFFENDING, HE — THOSE WHO HE’S OFFENDING, HE — INDEPENDENTS, HE INSPIRES THEM INDEPENDENTS, HE INSPIRES THEM TO REGISTER, TO GET OUT AND VOTE TO REGISTER, TO GET OUT AND VOTE AND TO VOTE DONALD TRUMP OUT OF AND TO VOTE DONALD TRUMP OUT OF OFFICE. OFFICE.>>WELL, YOU KNOW, THAT’S>>WELL, YOU KNOW, THAT’S ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. I MEAN, YOU KNOW HOW MANY TIMES I MEAN, YOU KNOW HOW MANY TIMES IN AMERICAN POLITICAL HISTORY IN AMERICAN POLITICAL HISTORY HAS A PARTY NOMINEE, YOU KNOW, HAS A PARTY NOMINEE, YOU KNOW, SORT OF APPEALED TO THE BASE SORT OF APPEALED TO THE BASE DURING THE PRIMARY SEASON AND DURING THE PRIMARY SEASON AND THEN TACKED MORE TOWARD THE THEN TACKED MORE TOWARD THE MIDDLE IN THE GENERAL ELECTION? MIDDLE IN THE GENERAL ELECTION? APPROXIMATELY EVERY SINGLE TIME. APPROXIMATELY EVERY SINGLE TIME. SO ONE COULD — YOU KNOW, OF SO ONE COULD — YOU KNOW, OF COURSE THAT SAME THING WILL COURSE THAT SAME THING WILL HAPPEN AND YOU’RE RIGHT. HAPPEN AND YOU’RE RIGHT. THE FACE OF THE PARTY WILL BE THE FACE OF THE PARTY WILL BE THE EVENTUAL NOMINEE. THE EVENTUAL NOMINEE. IT WON’T BE FOR FRESHMEN IT WON’T BE FOR FRESHMEN CONGRESSWOMEN AS TRUMP WOULD CONGRESSWOMEN AS TRUMP WOULD LIKE IT TO BE. LIKE IT TO BE. I DID WANT TO POINT OUT I DID WANT TO POINT OUT SOMETHING ELSE THAT WAS SAID SOMETHING ELSE THAT WAS SAID THAT TRUMP SAID AT THAT RALLY, THAT TRUMP SAID AT THAT RALLY, THAT FOR OBVIOUS REASONS DIDN’T THAT FOR OBVIOUS REASONS DIDN’T GET THE ATTENTION THAT THAT GET THE ATTENTION THAT THAT CHANT DID. CHANT DID. BUT AT ONE POINT SAID HE SAID BUT AT ONE POINT SAID HE SAID THEY’RE ALWAYS TELLING US HOW TO THEY’RE ALWAYS TELLING US HOW TO RUN THE COUNTRY. RUN THE COUNTRY. AS IF US, WHITE PEOPLE, HAVE AN AS IF US, WHITE PEOPLE, HAVE AN EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO SAY HOW THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO SAY HOW THE COUNTRY IS RUN AND THEY — THESE COUNTRY IS RUN AND THEY — THESE UPPITY WOMEN OF COLOR WHO HAPPEN UPPITY WOMEN OF COLOR WHO HAPPEN TO HAVE BEEN ELECTED TO CONGRESS TO HAVE BEEN ELECTED TO CONGRESS AND THIS HAPPENS TO BE THEIR AND THIS HAPPENS TO BE THEIR JOB, BUT THEY HAVE NO RIGHT TO JOB, BUT THEY HAVE NO RIGHT TO HAVE A VOICE IN HOW THE COUNTRY HAVE A VOICE IN HOW THE COUNTRY IS BEING RUN. IS BEING RUN. AND I HAVEN’T HEARD ANYBODY ON AND I HAVEN’T HEARD ANYBODY ON THE REPUBLICAN SIDE CONDEMN THAT THE REPUBLICAN SIDE CONDEMN THAT SENTIMENT EITHER BUT THEY SHOULD SENTIMENT EITHER BUT THEY SHOULD BECAUSE THAT’S NOT THE WAY BECAUSE THAT’S NOT THE WAY AMERICA IS SUPPOSED TO WORK. AMERICA IS SUPPOSED TO WORK.>>DONNY, WE TALKED ABOUT THE>>DONNY, WE TALKED ABOUT THE GREAT MYSTERY OF DONALD TRUMP GREAT MYSTERY OF DONALD TRUMP FROM THE BEGINNING OF HIS FROM THE BEGINNING OF HIS PRESIDENCY. PRESIDENCY. A GUY WHO IS DRIVENEN TO BE A GUY WHO IS DRIVENEN TO BE LIKED A GUY WHO I’M SURE WOULD LIKED A GUY WHO I’M SURE WOULD LIKE TO BE RE-ELECTED AND YET HE LIKE TO BE RE-ELECTED AND YET HE ACTS IN A WAY THAT ENSURES ONLY ACTS IN A WAY THAT ENSURES ONLY THAT HE BOILS DOWN HIS SUPPORT THAT HE BOILS DOWN HIS SUPPORT TO 35, 36% WHILE LEAVING TO 35, 36% WHILE LEAVING EDUCATED PEOPLE, SUBURBANITES, EDUCATED PEOPLE, SUBURBANITES, PEOPLE OF COLOR, WOMEN, ALL PEOPLE OF COLOR, WOMEN, ALL AGAINST HIM. AGAINST HIM. I WANT TO SAY THIS AGAIN, DONNY. I WANT TO SAY THIS AGAIN, DONNY. EVERYBODY IS — NO, THERE’S NO EVERYBODY IS — NO, THERE’S NO CHECKS IN DONALD TRUMP AND HE’S CHECKS IN DONALD TRUMP AND HE’S GOING TO BE A DICTATOR — NO. GOING TO BE A DICTATOR — NO. WE HAD A CHECK. WE HAD A CHECK. IT WAS CALLED AN ELECTION. IT WAS CALLED AN ELECTION. REPUBLICANS LOST IN A WAY THAT REPUBLICANS LOST IN A WAY THAT NO OTHER PARTY LOST. NO OTHER PARTY LOST. THE BIGGEST VOTING LANDSLIDE THE BIGGEST VOTING LANDSLIDE AGAINST THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AGAINST THE REPUBLICAN PARTY EVER IN 2018. EVER IN 2018. WE HAVE ANOTHER ELECTION COMING WE HAVE ANOTHER ELECTION COMING UP. UP. AND THIS SORT OF GARBAGE JUST AND THIS SORT OF GARBAGE JUST LIKE CHARLOTTESVILLE IS WHAT LIKE CHARLOTTESVILLE IS WHAT MAKES VOTERS SAY, I WILL NEVER MAKES VOTERS SAY, I WILL NEVER FORGIVE. FORGIVE. I WILL NEVER FORGET AND I WILL I WILL NEVER FORGET AND I WILL LET NOTHING STAND IN MY WAY ON LET NOTHING STAND IN MY WAY ON ELECTION DAY. ELECTION DAY. VOTING THIS GUY OUT OF OFFICE. VOTING THIS GUY OUT OF OFFICE. DONALD TRUMP WON IN 2016 BECAUSE DONALD TRUMP WON IN 2016 BECAUSE THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTE WAS AT THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTE WAS AT A 20 YEAR LOW. A 20 YEAR LOW. WHAT DONALD TRUMP DID YESTERDAY WHAT DONALD TRUMP DID YESTERDAY AND WHAT HE DID WITH AND WHAT HE DID WITH CHARLOTTESVILLE WILL ENSURE THAT CHARLOTTESVILLE WILL ENSURE THAT IN 2020 THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN IN 2020 THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTE WILL BE AT A 20, 30, 40 VOTE WILL BE AT A 20, 30, 40 YEAR HIGH. YEAR HIGH.>>JOE, TO THAT POINT, THE>>JOE, TO THAT POINT, THE MESSAGE — YOU KNOW, YOU MESSAGE — YOU KNOW, YOU MENTIONED THE WORD FASCIST AND MENTIONED THE WORD FASCIST AND NUREMBERG. NUREMBERG. I WANT TO SEND YOU TO THE I WANT TO SEND YOU TO THE ARTICLE, HOW THE NAZIS WON POWER ARTICLE, HOW THE NAZIS WON POWER AND TRUMP AND THE AMERICAN AND TRUMP AND THE AMERICAN HOLOCAUST AND I WANT PEOPLE TO HOLOCAUST AND I WANT PEOPLE TO GO BACK AND LOOK AT NAZI GERMANY GO BACK AND LOOK AT NAZI GERMANY IN THE EARLY ’30s BUT A THE IN THE EARLY ’30s BUT A THE PARALLELS ARE STUNNING. PARALLELS ARE STUNNING. THE PARALLELS ARE STUNNING, OH, THE PARALLELS ARE STUNNING, OH, IT CAN’T HAPPEN HERE, IT CAN IT CAN’T HAPPEN HERE, IT CAN HAPPEN HERE. HAPPEN HERE. I WANT TO CHALLENGE PEOPLE — I I WANT TO CHALLENGE PEOPLE — I DID THIS THE OTHER DAY. DID THIS THE OTHER DAY. I WANT TO CHALLENGE PEOPLE OF I WANT TO CHALLENGE PEOPLE OF MEANS, I’M NOT TALKING ABOUT MEANS, I’M NOT TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE WHO NEED A JOB AND TRUMP PEOPLE WHO NEED A JOB AND TRUMP CAN GET IT FOR THEM. CAN GET IT FOR THEM. YOU KNOW, HE’S GOOD FOR THE YOU KNOW, HE’S GOOD FOR THE ECONOMY AND GOOD FOR THE ISRAEL. ECONOMY AND GOOD FOR THE ISRAEL. BY THE WAY, HE WOULD THROW BY THE WAY, HE WOULD THROW ISRAEL OVERBOARD IF IT WAS BAD ISRAEL OVERBOARD IF IT WAS BAD FOR THEM. FOR THEM. IF YOU’RE A PERSON WHO VOTES FOR IF YOU’RE A PERSON WHO VOTES FOR DONALD TRUMP, YOU’RE NO DONALD TRUMP, YOU’RE NO DIFFERENT THAN IF YOU’RE DIFFERENT THAN IF YOU’RE WATCHING ON THE SUBWAY FIVE WATCHING ON THE SUBWAY FIVE WHITE NATIONALISTS BERATE AN WHITE NATIONALISTS BERATE AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN SAYING, AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN SAYING, GO BACK TO WHERE YOU CAME FROM. GO BACK TO WHERE YOU CAME FROM. THEN YOU HID AND YOU PUT YOUR THEN YOU HID AND YOU PUT YOUR HEAD DOWN. HEAD DOWN. YOU CAN’T HIDE BEHIND THE YOU CAN’T HIDE BEHIND THE ECONOMY ANYMORE. ECONOMY ANYMORE. YOU OWN IT. YOU OWN IT. YOU DON’T GET TO DO THAT YOU DON’T GET TO DO THAT ANYMORE. ANYMORE. AND I THINK THAT’S CRITICAL. AND I THINK THAT’S CRITICAL. YOU KNOW IT’S INTERESTING. YOU KNOW IT’S INTERESTING. WE TALK ABOUT MINORITIES, IT’S WE TALK ABOUT MINORITIES, IT’S ON WHITE PEOPLE. ON WHITE PEOPLE. YOU GET TO SAY HE’S GOOD FOR THE YOU GET TO SAY HE’S GOOD FOR THE ECONOMY, AND THEY SAY STUFF, NO, ECONOMY, AND THEY SAY STUFF, NO, THEY DON’T. THEY DON’T. THIS IS A MAN WITH NAZI THIS IS A MAN WITH NAZI TENDENCIES. TENDENCIES. IF REPORTERS ASKED HIM, DO YOU IF REPORTERS ASKED HIM, DO YOU THINK YOU SHOULD STAY BEYOND THINK YOU SHOULD STAY BEYOND EIGHT YEARS HE’LL GIVE YOU THE EIGHT YEARS HE’LL GIVE YOU THE HONEST ANSWERS. HONEST ANSWERS. DO YOU THINK PRESIDENT PEOPLE IN DO YOU THINK PRESIDENT PEOPLE IN THE PRESS SHOULD BE PUT IN JAIL? THE PRESS SHOULD BE PUT IN JAIL? HE’LL ANSWER IT. HE’LL ANSWER IT. BY THE WAY, HE WENT INTO THE BY THE WAY, HE WENT INTO THE RANT AFTER HE GOT THE HIGHEST RANT AFTER HE GOT THE HIGHEST APPROVAL RATINGS, THAT SHOWS APPROVAL RATINGS, THAT SHOWS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN HE BELIEVES HE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN HE BELIEVES HE HAS POWER. HAS POWER. NO MORE IT’S GOOD FOR THE NO MORE IT’S GOOD FOR THE ECONOMY. ECONOMY.>>THE REPUBLICANS ARE SPEAKING>>THE REPUBLICANS ARE SPEAKING OUT PUBLICLY. OUT PUBLICLY.>>I THINK THERE’S BEEN A>>I THINK THERE’S BEEN A HESITATION TO DRAW PARALLELS. HESITATION TO DRAW PARALLELS. I WILL SAY THAT AGAIN, YOU I WILL SAY THAT AGAIN, YOU ALWAYS WANT TO BE CAREFUL AND ALWAYS WANT TO BE CAREFUL AND PEOPLE SAY WE SHOULD NEVER DRAW PEOPLE SAY WE SHOULD NEVER DRAW PARALLELS BETWEEN THE PRESIDENCY PARALLELS BETWEEN THE PRESIDENCY OR ANY POLITICAL PARTY AND OR ANY POLITICAL PARTY AND FASCISM. FASCISM. I MUST SAY THE CHANT THE OTHER I MUST SAY THE CHANT THE OTHER NIGHT WAS THE FIRST OF ITS KIND NIGHT WAS THE FIRST OF ITS KIND THAT I CAN REMEMBER IN MY THAT I CAN REMEMBER IN MY LIFETIME. LIFETIME. I THINK IF SOMEBODY THAT IS I THINK IF SOMEBODY THAT IS CRITICAL OF YOU OR CRITICAL OF CRITICAL OF YOU OR CRITICAL OF ME FOR SUGGESTING THAT THIS ME FOR SUGGESTING THAT THIS SOUNDED LIKE A RALLY IN GERMANY SOUNDED LIKE A RALLY IN GERMANY IN THE EARLY 1930s WHERE PEOPLE IN THE EARLY 1930s WHERE PEOPLE WERE CHANTING SEND THEM BACK, WERE CHANTING SEND THEM BACK, SEND THEM BACK WHEN THERE WERE SEND THEM BACK WHEN THERE WERE ACTUALLY CITIZENS OF GERMANY. ACTUALLY CITIZENS OF GERMANY. AND IN THIS CASE, CITIZENS OF AND IN THIS CASE, CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. IF THERE IS A BETTER ANALOGY FOR IF THERE IS A BETTER ANALOGY FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO BE CRITICAL THOSE WHO WANT TO BE CRITICAL TODAY, I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR IT TODAY, I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR IT BECAUSE I AM — YOU KNOW, I’M A BECAUSE I AM — YOU KNOW, I’M A VERY OPTIMISTIC GUY. VERY OPTIMISTIC GUY. MIKA WILL TELL YOU SHE FINDS IT MIKA WILL TELL YOU SHE FINDS IT MADDENINGLY — JUST TIRESOME HOW MADDENINGLY — JUST TIRESOME HOW OPTIMISTIC I AM, BUT UNLIKE A OPTIMISTIC I AM, BUT UNLIKE A LOT OF THE REPUBLICAN MEMBERS OF LOT OF THE REPUBLICAN MEMBERS OF CONGRESS I CAN DISMISS DONALD CONGRESS I CAN DISMISS DONALD TRUMP, SOME OF THE STUPID THINGS TRUMP, SOME OF THE STUPID THINGS HE SAYS. HE SAYS. I CAN SAY, WELL, YOU KNOW WHAT, I CAN SAY, WELL, YOU KNOW WHAT, THE VOTERS, THEY’RE GOING TO THE VOTERS, THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE THEIR SAY A YEAR FROM NOW. HAVE THEIR SAY A YEAR FROM NOW. BUT WHEN THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS BUT WHEN THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS AND THE AUDIENCE CHANT SEND HER AND THE AUDIENCE CHANT SEND HER BACK TO A MEMBER OF CONGRESS, BACK TO A MEMBER OF CONGRESS, BECAUSE OF HER COLOR, BECAUSE BECAUSE OF HER COLOR, BECAUSE SHE’S A MUSLIM, OR JUST AS SHE’S A MUSLIM, OR JUST AS FRIGHTENING, LINDSEY GRAHAM SAYS FRIGHTENING, LINDSEY GRAHAM SAYS OH, IT’S BECAUSE SHE DOESN’T OH, IT’S BECAUSE SHE DOESN’T SUPPORT DONALD TRUMP. SUPPORT DONALD TRUMP. WE ARE NOW TALKING ABOUT AN WE ARE NOW TALKING ABOUT AN ETHNIC CLEANSING POLITICALLY — ETHNIC CLEANSING POLITICALLY — AN ETHNIC CLEANSING OF PEOPLE AN ETHNIC CLEANSING OF PEOPLE WHO DO NOT SUPPORT OUR SIDES. WHO DO NOT SUPPORT OUR SIDES.>>IT’S BRAVE FOR YOU TO USE THE>>IT’S BRAVE FOR YOU TO USE THE WORDS AND I’M GLAD YOU DID, WORDS AND I’M GLAD YOU DID, BECAUSE WE NEED TO START TALKING BECAUSE WE NEED TO START TALKING THAT WAY. THAT WAY.>>NOBODY IS BEING KILLED.>>NOBODY IS BEING KILLED. NOBODY IS BEING PUT ON TRAINS. NOBODY IS BEING PUT ON TRAINS.>>ABSOLUTELY NOT.>>ABSOLUTELY NOT.>>BUT THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT>>BUT THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT THE ARGUMENT THAT IS COMING FROM THE ARGUMENT THAT IS COMING FROM DONALD TRUMP — AND AGAIN, MORE DONALD TRUMP — AND AGAIN, MORE FRIGHTENINGLY FROM THE CROWD FRIGHTENINGLY FROM THE CROWD CHANTING IT IS THIS IS A WHITE CHANTING IT IS THIS IS A WHITE NATION. NATION. WHO ARE THESE BLACK WOMEN? WHO ARE THESE BLACK WOMEN? WHO ARE THESE MUSLIMS TO TELL US WHO ARE THESE MUSLIMS TO TELL US HOW TO RUN OUR COUNTRY? HOW TO RUN OUR COUNTRY? I’LL TELL YOU WHO THEY ARE. I’LL TELL YOU WHO THEY ARE. THEY’RE IMMIGRANTS — WELL, THEY’RE IMMIGRANTS — WELL, THEY’RE NOT — ONE IS AN THEY’RE NOT — ONE IS AN IMMIGRANT. IMMIGRANT. YOU KNOW WHO ELSE WAS AN YOU KNOW WHO ELSE WAS AN IMMIGRANT? IMMIGRANT? ALBERT EINSTEIN. ALBERT EINSTEIN. HE CAME DURING THE MIDDLE OF HE CAME DURING THE MIDDLE OF WORLD WAR II. WORLD WAR II. HE HELPED US WIN WORLD WAR II. HE HELPED US WIN WORLD WAR II. HOW MANY IMMIGRANTS DO WE HAVE HOW MANY IMMIGRANTS DO WE HAVE IN SILICON VALLEY RIGHT NOW THAT IN SILICON VALLEY RIGHT NOW THAT HAVE CREATED THIS NEW WORLD FOR HAVE CREATED THIS NEW WORLD FOR US, THAT HAVE GIVEN US A US, THAT HAVE GIVEN US A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE OVER THE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE OVER THE WORLD IN THE AGE OF TECHNOLOGY. WORLD IN THE AGE OF TECHNOLOGY. YOU KNOW THE ANSWER TO IT, YOU KNOW THE ANSWER TO IT, ALMOST EVERY COMPANY, EVERY ALMOST EVERY COMPANY, EVERY MAJOR COMPANY RUN BY IMMIGRANTS MAJOR COMPANY RUN BY IMMIGRANTS AND YET, YOU HAVE DONALD TRUMP AND YET, YOU HAVE DONALD TRUMP AND THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND AND THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND CONSERVATIVES ALL SAYING, ALL CONSERVATIVES ALL SAYING, ALL SAYING WHAT DONALD TRUMP SAID. SAYING WHAT DONALD TRUMP SAID. SEND HER BACK WAS OKAY. SEND HER BACK WAS OKAY. IT WASN’T UNTIL THE CROWD IT WASN’T UNTIL THE CROWD STARTED CHANTING AND IT DID STARTED CHANTING AND IT DID SOUND — IF NOT NUREMBERG, TELL SOUND — IF NOT NUREMBERG, TELL ME WHAT OVER COUNTRIES DO THIS. ME WHAT OVER COUNTRIES DO THIS. WHATEVER ANSWER YOU GIVE ME WHATEVER ANSWER YOU GIVE ME TODAY, IT’S NOT GOING TO BE TODAY, IT’S NOT GOING TO BE GOOD. GOOD. THIS STUFF DOESN’T HAPPEN IN THIS STUFF DOESN’T HAPPEN IN CANADA. CANADA. DOESN’T HAPPEN, YOU KNOW, IN DOESN’T HAPPEN, YOU KNOW, IN OTHER DEMOCRACIES. OTHER DEMOCRACIES. IT’S ONLY HAPPENING HERE RIGHT IT’S ONLY HAPPENING HERE RIGHT NOW. NOW. WE HAVE GOT TO CALL IT WHAT IT WE HAVE GOT TO CALL IT WHAT IT IS. IS. IT’S FRIGHTENING, IT’S IT’S FRIGHTENING, IT’S UNDEMOCRATIC. UNDEMOCRATIC. IT GOES AGAINST ALL OF OUR IT GOES AGAINST ALL OF OUR AMERICAN TRADITIONS AND IT MUST AMERICAN TRADITIONS AND IT MUST BE CALLED OUT. BE CALLED OUT. IT MUST BE STOPPED. IT MUST BE STOPPED.>>JOE, ONE ADDITION IS YOU SAY>>JOE, ONE ADDITION IS YOU SAY NO ONE IS BEING LINED UP BEING NO ONE IS BEING LINED UP BEING PUT ON TRAINS BUT WE DO HAVE PUT ON TRAINS BUT WE DO HAVE PEOPLE SEEKING ASYLUM, MIGRANTS PEOPLE SEEKING ASYLUM, MIGRANTS COMING TO AMERICA IN DESPERATE COMING TO AMERICA IN DESPERATE SITUATIONS BEING SEPARATED, SITUATIONS BEING SEPARATED, HAVING THEIR BABIES TAKEN AWAY HAVING THEIR BABIES TAKEN AWAY FROM THEM OR FAMILY MEMBERS FROM THEM OR FAMILY MEMBERS HAVING BABIES TAKEN AWAY FROM HAVING BABIES TAKEN AWAY FROM THEM. THEM. WE STILL DON’T KNOW WHERE SOME WE STILL DON’T KNOW WHERE SOME OF THE FAMILIES ARE TO REUNITE OF THE FAMILIES ARE TO REUNITE THEM. THEM. WE HAVE PEOPLE IN HORRENDOUS WE HAVE PEOPLE IN HORRENDOUS CONDITIONS. CONDITIONS. WE HAVE REPORTS OF SEXUAL ABUSE WE HAVE REPORTS OF SEXUAL ABUSE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT IN THESE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT IN THESE DETENTION FACILITIES, WE HAVE DETENTION FACILITIES, WE HAVE PEOPLE BEING PUT IN CAGES AND PEOPLE BEING PUT IN CAGES AND HELD THERE IN HUGE NUMBERS. HELD THERE IN HUGE NUMBERS.>>AND 3-YEAR-OLD BABIES BEING>>AND 3-YEAR-OLD BABIES BEING TOLD THEY HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN TOLD THEY HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN THEIR MOTHER OR THEIR FATHER. THEIR MOTHER OR THEIR FATHER. WE ACTUALLY HAVE BORDER AGENTS WE ACTUALLY HAVE BORDER AGENTS ALSO WHO SET UP THIS FACEBOOK ALSO WHO SET UP THIS FACEBOOK PAGE, MOCKING THOSE THAT THEY’RE PAGE, MOCKING THOSE THAT THEY’RE SUPPOSED TO BE PROTECTING. SUPPOSED TO BE PROTECTING. MAKING COMMEMORATIVE COINS THAT MAKING COMMEMORATIVE COINS THAT MOCK THE VERY PEOPLE THEY’RE MOCK THE VERY PEOPLE THEY’RE TRYING TO HELP. TRYING TO HELP. I HAVE TO SAY, IT’S TIRESOME I I HAVE TO SAY, IT’S TIRESOME I HAVE TO SAY THIS. HAVE TO SAY THIS. I’M VERY CONSERVATIVE WHEN IT I’M VERY CONSERVATIVE WHEN IT COMES TO IMMIGRATION, I’M COMES TO IMMIGRATION, I’M CONSERVATIVE WHEN IT COMES TO CONSERVATIVE WHEN IT COMES TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AND YES, ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AND YES, THAT’S WHAT I CALL IT, ILLEGAL THAT’S WHAT I CALL IT, ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION BECAUSE IF YOU COME IMMIGRATION BECAUSE IF YOU COME TO AMERICAN ILLEGALLY YOU’RE AN TO AMERICAN ILLEGALLY YOU’RE AN ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT. ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT. BUT IT’S TIRESOME I HAVE TO SAY BUT IT’S TIRESOME I HAVE TO SAY THIS. THIS. WHEN YOU COME TO AMERICA SEEKING WHEN YOU COME TO AMERICA SEEKING ASYLUM, THAT IS A LEGAL ACTION. ASYLUM, THAT IS A LEGAL ACTION. AND THAT IS AN ACTION THAT AND THAT IS AN ACTION THAT ACTUALLY DEFINES WHO WE ARE AS A ACTUALLY DEFINES WHO WE ARE AS A NATION, AND IT’S DEFINED WHO WE NATION, AND IT’S DEFINED WHO WE HAVE BEEN AS A NATION FOR OVER HAVE BEEN AS A NATION FOR OVER 200 YEARS. 200 YEARS. THE STATUE OF LIBERTY IS MORE THE STATUE OF LIBERTY IS MORE THAN A SYMBOL. THAN A SYMBOL. IT IS A PROMISE TO THE WORLD. IT IS A PROMISE TO THE WORLD. AND THAT’S THE PROMISE THAT AND THAT’S THE PROMISE THAT DONALD TRUMP AND THIS DONALD TRUMP AND THIS ADMINISTRATION AND THIS ADMINISTRATION AND THIS REPUBLICAN CONGRESS IS BREAKING REPUBLICAN CONGRESS IS BREAKING EVERY DAY. EVERY DAY. WE CAN BE TOUGH AT THE BORDER. WE CAN BE TOUGH AT THE BORDER. WE CAN DO EVERYTHING WE CAN DO WE CAN DO EVERYTHING WE CAN DO LIKE BARACK OBAMA DID TO MAKE LIKE BARACK OBAMA DID TO MAKE SURE THAT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION SURE THAT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION DROPS TO 50-YEAR LOWS AND IT DID DROPS TO 50-YEAR LOWS AND IT DID DROP TO 50-YEAR LOWS UNDER DROP TO 50-YEAR LOWS UNDER BARACK OBAMA. BARACK OBAMA. AND WE CAN DO THAT AND WE CAN AND WE CAN DO THAT AND WE CAN STILL WELCOME REFUGEES TO THESE STILL WELCOME REFUGEES TO THESE SHORES. SHORES. THAT’S WHAT AMERICA HAS DONE. THAT’S WHAT AMERICA HAS DONE. AND THAT’S WHAT AMERICA IS GOING AND THAT’S WHAT AMERICA IS GOING TO DO AGAIN. TO DO AGAIN.>>AND HAVING SAID THAT, COMING>>AND HAVING SAID THAT, COMING UP, DHS SECRETARY KEVIN UP, DHS SECRETARY KEVIN McALEENAN WAS IN THE HOT SEAT ON McALEENAN WAS IN THE HOT SEAT ON CAPITOL HILL YESTERDAY ANSWERING CAPITOL HILL YESTERDAY ANSWERING LAWMAKERS QUESTIONS ABOUT THE LAWMAKERS QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CONDITIONS AT MIGRANT DETENTION CONDITIONS AT MIGRANT DETENTION CENTERS. CENTERS. WE’LL TALK TO A MEMBER OF THE