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“DEADLINE: WHITE HOUSE” STARTS NOW. NOW.>>>HI, EVERYONE, IT’S 4:00 IN>>>HI, EVERYONE, IT’S 4:00 IN NEW YORK. NEW YORK. WITH WARNING SIGNS FLASHING RED WITH WARNING SIGNS FLASHING RED THAT THE ECONOMY COULD BE HEED THAT THE ECONOMY COULD BE HEED FOR TURMOIL. FOR TURMOIL. THE DOW CLOSING OVER 800 POINTS THE DOW CLOSING OVER 800 POINTS DOWN TODAY AS DONALD TRUMP’S DOWN TODAY AS DONALD TRUMP’S POLITICAL WEAKNESS, FOREIGN POLITICAL WEAKNESS, FOREIGN POLICY CLUELESSNESS AND POLICY CLUELESSNESS AND ABDICATION OF AMERICAN ABDICATION OF AMERICAN LEADERSHIP ON THE WORLD STAGE IS LEADERSHIP ON THE WORLD STAGE IS ON FULL AND STARK DISPLAY. ON FULL AND STARK DISPLAY. THE WORLD’S EYES ON HONG KONG. THE WORLD’S EYES ON HONG KONG. PRO-DEMOCRACY PROTESTERS SPILLED PRO-DEMOCRACY PROTESTERS SPILLED THE STREETS ON THE FOURTH DAY OF THE STREETS ON THE FOURTH DAY OF ESCALATING TENSIONS THERE. ESCALATING TENSIONS THERE. THE KIND OF STANDOFF AMERICA THE KIND OF STANDOFF AMERICA USED TO TAKE A CLEAR STAND ON USED TO TAKE A CLEAR STAND ON THE SIDE OF PRO-DEMOCRACY THE SIDE OF PRO-DEMOCRACY FORCES. FORCES. TODAY IT’S UNCLEAR WHERE THE TODAY IT’S UNCLEAR WHERE THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT COMES DOWN. AMERICAN PRESIDENT COMES DOWN. POLITICO REPORTS THIS — POLITICO REPORTS THIS — LAWMAKERS AND GOVERNMENT LAWMAKERS AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ACROSS WASHINGTON, OFFICIALS ACROSS WASHINGTON, INCLUDING SON INCLUDING SON INCLUDING SOME OF PRESIDENT’S INCLUDING SOME OF PRESIDENT’S DONALD TRUMP’S ADVISERS ARE DONALD TRUMP’S ADVISERS ARE GROWING INCREASINGLY ALARMED GROWING INCREASINGLY ALARMED WITH WHAT’S DPG ONGOING ON IN HO WITH WHAT’S DPG ONGOING ON IN HO KONG. KONG. MORE THAN THE MOST, INCLUDING MORE THAN THE MOST, INCLUDING TRUMP. TRUMP. UNLIKE MOST PRESIDENTS HE SHOWS UNLIKE MOST PRESIDENTS HE SHOWS FONDNESS FOR AUTHORITARIAN FONDNESS FOR AUTHORITARIAN LEADERS AND LITTLE INTEREST FOR LEADERS AND LITTLE INTEREST FOR PROMOTING HUMAN RIGHTS OR PROMOTING HUMAN RIGHTS OR DEMOCRACY. DEMOCRACY. “THE NEW YORK TIMES” WRITES, “THE NEW YORK TIMES” WRITES, VIOLENCE CASE LATES AND OLD VIOLENCE CASE LATES AND OLD ANIMOSITIES REKINDLED ACROSS ANIMOSITIES REKINDLED ACROSS ASIA, WASHINGTON HAS CHOSEN ASIA, WASHINGTON HAS CHOSEN INACTION AND GOVERNMENTS ARE INACTION AND GOVERNMENTS ARE IGNORING THE TRUMP IGNORING THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S MILD ADMONITION ADMINISTRATION’S MILD ADMONITION AND CALLS FOR CALM. AND CALLS FOR CALM. THE INABILITY OR UNWILLINGNESS THE INABILITY OR UNWILLINGNESS OF WASHINGTON TO HELP DEFUSE THE OF WASHINGTON TO HELP DEFUSE THE FLASH POINTS IS ONE OF THE FLASH POINTS IS ONE OF THE CLEAREST SIGNS YET OF THE CLEAREST SIGNS YET OF THE EROSION OF AMERICAN POWER AND EROSION OF AMERICAN POWER AND GLOBAL INFLUENCE UNDER MR. GLOBAL INFLUENCE UNDER MR. TRUMP, WHO HAS STUCK TO HIS TRUMP, WHO HAS STUCK TO HIS AMERICA FIRST IDEA OF AMERICA FIRST IDEA OF DISENGAGEMENT. DISENGAGEMENT. HERE’S THE PRESIDENT’S REACTION HERE’S THE PRESIDENT’S REACTION TO WHAT ADDTRATION OFFICIAL TO WHAT ADDTRATION OFFICIAL DESCRIBES TO POLITICO AS, QUOTE, DESCRIBES TO POLITICO AS, QUOTE, AS CLOSE TO A TIANANMEN SQUARE AS CLOSE TO A TIANANMEN SQUARE POTENTIALLY THAT YOU’RE BOGGOING POTENTIALLY THAT YOU’RE BOGGOING GET IN A MODERN AGE. GET IN A MODERN AGE.>>IT’S A VERY TRICKY SITUATION.>>IT’S A VERY TRICKY SITUATION. I THINK IT WILL WORK OUT AND I I THINK IT WILL WORK OUT AND I HOPE IT WORKS OUT FOR LIBERTY. HOPE IT WORKS OUT FOR LIBERTY. I HOPE IT WORKS OUT FOR I HOPE IT WORKS OUT FOR EVERYBODY, INCLUDING CHINA. EVERYBODY, INCLUDING CHINA. I WORK IT WORKS OUT EQUALLY. I WORK IT WORKS OUT EQUALLY. I HOPE NOBODY GETS HURT. I HOPE NOBODY GETS HURT. I HOPE NOBODY GETS KILLED. I HOPE NOBODY GETS KILLED.>>VERY TRICKY SITUATION.>>VERY TRICKY SITUATION. I HOPE NOBODY GETS KILLED. I HOPE NOBODY GETS KILLED. MY, HOW FAR WE’VE COME FROM A MY, HOW FAR WE’VE COME FROM A SHINING CITY ON A HILL. SHINING CITY ON A HILL. AND YESTERDAY HIS FIRST PUBLIC AND YESTERDAY HIS FIRST PUBLIC EVENT SINCE TENSIONS IN HONG EVENT SINCE TENSIONS IN HONG KONG ERUPTED, THE PRESIDENT HAD KONG ERUPTED, THE PRESIDENT HAD A LOT OF THINGS OTHER THAN THE A LOT OF THINGS OTHER THAN THE PRO-DEMOCRACY PROTEST ON HIS PRO-DEMOCRACY PROTEST ON HIS MIND. MIND.>>I THINK WE’RE LOOKING DID ALL>>I THINK WE’RE LOOKING DID ALL OVER IN OHIO, IN NORTH CAROLINA, OVER IN OHIO, IN NORTH CAROLINA, IN SOUTH CAROLINA, FLORIDA. IN SOUTH CAROLINA, FLORIDA. WE JUST GOT NUMBERS IN FLORIDA. WE JUST GOT NUMBERS IN FLORIDA. LOOKING FANTASTICALLY GOOD. LOOKING FANTASTICALLY GOOD. I GOT SUED ON A THING CALLED I GOT SUED ON A THING CALLED EMOLUMENTS. EMOLUMENTS. EVER HEARD OF IT? EVER HEARD OF IT? NOBODY HEARD OF IT BEFORE. NOBODY HEARD OF IT BEFORE. NOBODY LOOKS AT OBAMA GETTING NOBODY LOOKS AT OBAMA GETTING $16 MILLION FOR A BOOK. $16 MILLION FOR A BOOK. EVEN THOUGH NOBODY IN HISTORY EVEN THOUGH NOBODY IN HISTORY GOT THAT MUCH FOR A BOOK. GOT THAT MUCH FOR A BOOK. THEY SAID DON’T WORRY ABOUT THE THEY SAID DON’T WORRY ABOUT THE RAIN. RAIN. DO WE HAVE UMBRELLAS? DO WE HAVE UMBRELLAS? UMBRELLAS WORK VERY WELL. UMBRELLAS WORK VERY WELL. ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY’RE MADE IN ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY’RE MADE IN AMERICA. AMERICA. I ALWAYS LOVE TRUCKS. I ALWAYS LOVE TRUCKS. I STILL DO. I STILL DO. NOTHING CHANGES. NOTHING CHANGES. SOMETIMES YOU MIGHT BECOME SOMETIMES YOU MIGHT BECOME PRESIDENT BUT NOTHING CHANGES. PRESIDENT BUT NOTHING CHANGES. I STILL LOVE TRUCKS. I STILL LOVE TRUCKS.>>WORLD IS ON FIRE AND TRUMP IS>>WORLD IS ON FIRE AND TRUMP IS MUSING PUBLICLY ABOUT HIS POLL MUSING PUBLICLY ABOUT HIS POLL NUMBERS IN BATTLEGROUND STATES, NUMBERS IN BATTLEGROUND STATES, HIS LOVE OF UMBRELLAS AND TRUCKS HIS LOVE OF UMBRELLAS AND TRUCKS AND PRESIDENT OBAMA’S BOOK DEAL. AND PRESIDENT OBAMA’S BOOK DEAL. THAT’S WHERE WE START WITH SOME THAT’S WHERE WE START WITH SOME OF OUR FAVORITE REPORTERS AND OF OUR FAVORITE REPORTERS AND FRIEND. FRIEND. THE WHITE HOUSE REPORTER FOR THE WHITE HOUSE REPORTER FOR “L.A. TIMES,” RICK STENGEL WHO “L.A. TIMES,” RICK STENGEL WHO WORKED IN PRESIDENT OBAMA’S WORKED IN PRESIDENT OBAMA’S STATE DEPARTMENT AND FORMER STATE DEPARTMENT AND FORMER MANAGING EDITOR AT “TIME” MANAGING EDITOR AT “TIME” MAGAZINE, EUGENE ROBINSON FROM MAGAZINE, EUGENE ROBINSON FROM “THE WASHINGTON POST,” AND ALSO “THE WASHINGTON POST,” AND ALSO JOINING US FORMER CHIEF OF STAFF JOINING US FORMER CHIEF OF STAFF TO VICE PRESIDENTS JOE BIDEN, AL TO VICE PRESIDENTS JOE BIDEN, AL GORE. GORE. I HAVE TO START WITH YOU, RICK I HAVE TO START WITH YOU, RICK STENGEL. STENGEL. SO MUCH OF WHAT TRUMP DOES I SO MUCH OF WHAT TRUMP DOES I WOULD PUT IN THE CATEGORY OF WOULD PUT IN THE CATEGORY OF STUPID HUMAN TRICKS. STUPID HUMAN TRICKS. HE SAYS SUCH DUMB THINS BUT HE SAYS SUCH DUMB THINS BUT THERE ARE NOT LIVES AT STAKE OR THERE ARE NOT LIVES AT STAKE OR CONSEQUENCES. CONSEQUENCES. THIS IS A MOMENT EVERY AMERICAN THIS IS A MOMENT EVERY AMERICAN PRESIDENT, I WOULD THINK, IF YOU PRESIDENT, I WOULD THINK, IF YOU JUDGE THEIR RECORDS AND THE WAY JUDGE THEIR RECORDS AND THE WAY THEY RESPONDED, WOULD BE THEY RESPONDED, WOULD BE STANDING UP MORE FORCEFULLY IN STANDING UP MORE FORCEFULLY IN THE WAY THE OTHER DEMOCRATS IN THE WAY THE OTHER DEMOCRATS IN CONGRESS HAVE BEEN DOING WITH CONGRESS HAVE BEEN DOING WITH THE PRO-DEMOCRACY FORCES. THE PRO-DEMOCRACY FORCES. THE PRESIDENT WOULD BE BACK IN THE PRESIDENT WOULD BE BACK IN THE SITUATION ROOM, NOT GIVING A THE SITUATION ROOM, NOT GIVING A CAMPAIGN RALLY. CAMPAIGN RALLY.>>YES, YOU KNOW, POLITICAL>>YES, YOU KNOW, POLITICAL SCIENTISTS TALK ABOUT FOREIGN SCIENTISTS TALK ABOUT FOREIGN POLICY ALONG A CONTINUUM BETWEEN POLICY ALONG A CONTINUUM BETWEEN REALISM AND IDEALISM. REALISM AND IDEALISM. JOHN ADAMS WAS THE ORIGINAL JOHN ADAMS WAS THE ORIGINAL REALIST. REALIST. WE DON’T GO IN SEARCH OF WE DON’T GO IN SEARCH OF MONSTERS THAT DESTROY. MONSTERS THAT DESTROY. EVER SINCE BILL WILSON WAS EVER SINCE BILL WILSON WAS PRESIDENT, EVERY AMERICAN PRESIDENT, EVERY AMERICAN PRESIDENT HAD TO INCORPORATE PRESIDENT HAD TO INCORPORATE IDEALISM IN THEIR FOREIGN IDEALISM IN THEIR FOREIGN POLICY. POLICY. SO WHEN SOMETHING IS HAPPENING SO WHEN SOMETHING IS HAPPENING IN HONG KONG, EVERY AMERICAN IN HONG KONG, EVERY AMERICAN PRESIDENT UNTIL NOW WOULD SAY WE PRESIDENT UNTIL NOW WOULD SAY WE SIDE WITH THE PEOPLE OF HONG SIDE WITH THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG IN THE PURSUIT OF LIBERTY KONG IN THE PURSUIT OF LIBERTY AND HUMAN RIGHTS. AND HUMAN RIGHTS. THAT WAS THE CITY ON A HILL THAT THAT WAS THE CITY ON A HILL THAT AMERICA REPRESENTED FOR PEOPLE AMERICA REPRESENTED FOR PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD. AROUND THE WORLD. AS MY OLD BOSS JOHN KERRY USED AS MY OLD BOSS JOHN KERRY USED TO SAY, PEOPLE DON’T WAKE UP AT TO SAY, PEOPLE DON’T WAKE UP AT NIGHT WORRIED THAT WE’RE NIGHT WORRIED THAT WE’RE INVOLVED. INVOLVED. THEY WAKE UP AT NIGHT WORRYING THEY WAKE UP AT NIGHT WORRYING WE’RE NOT INVOLVED. WE’RE NOT INVOLVED. IF YOU LOOK AROUND THE WORLD AND IF YOU LOOK AROUND THE WORLD AND WHEREVER WE LEAVE AND WITHDRAW, WHEREVER WE LEAVE AND WITHDRAW, AS WE ARE DOING NOW, THEY’RE AS WE ARE DOING NOW, THEY’RE NEVER REPLACED BY A BETTER NEVER REPLACED BY A BETTER ACTOR. ACTOR.>>LET ME STOP YOU.>>LET ME STOP YOU. IS THAT STILL TRUE? IS THAT STILL TRUE?>>I THINK IT IS TRUE.>>I THINK IT IS TRUE. THERE ARE NO OTHER ACTORS, NOT THERE ARE NO OTHER ACTORS, NOT BETTER ACTS. BETTER ACTS. WHEN WILBUR ROSS SAID IT’S AN WHEN WILBUR ROSS SAID IT’S AN INTERNAL MATTER THE FOREIGN INTERNAL MATTER THE FOREIGN MINISTER OF RUSSIA AND CHINA MINISTER OF RUSSIA AND CHINA WERE DANCING UP AND DOWN. WERE DANCING UP AND DOWN. WHAT NOBODY TALKS ABOUT, BECAUSE WHAT NOBODY TALKS ABOUT, BECAUSE TRUMP DOESN’T UNDERSTAND T. HE’S TRUMP DOESN’T UNDERSTAND T. HE’S MOVING US TO A SPHERE OF MOVING US TO A SPHERE OF INFLUENCE WORLD. INFLUENCE WORLD. THAT’S THE 19th CENTURY WHERE NO THAT’S THE 19th CENTURY WHERE NO MATTER WHAT YOU DID WAS ODIOUS MATTER WHAT YOU DID WAS ODIOUS OR AGGRESSIVE, IN YOUR SPHERE OF OR AGGRESSIVE, IN YOUR SPHERE OF INFLUENCE, WE’RE NOT GOING TO INFLUENCE, WE’RE NOT GOING TO MESS IT. MESS IT. WE’RE NOT INVOLVED IN THAT. WE’RE NOT INVOLVED IN THAT. THAT’S TRUMP AND WHAT RUSSIA AND THAT’S TRUMP AND WHAT RUSSIA AND CHINA WANT AND WILBUR ROSS SAY CHINA WANT AND WILBUR ROSS SAY WE DO TODAY. WE DO TODAY. EVERY AMERICAN PRESIDENT SINCE EVERY AMERICAN PRESIDENT SINCE WILSON WAS HAVING A HEART ATTACK WILSON WAS HAVING A HEART ATTACK TODAY AND IT’S NOT WHAT AMERICA TODAY AND IT’S NOT WHAT AMERICA SHOULD REPRESENT AROUND THE SHOULD REPRESENT AROUND THE WORLD. WORLD. THERE AND IT ENDS UP IN WORLD THERE AND IT ENDS UP IN WORLD WAR I, WHERE IT HAD. WAR I, WHERE IT HAD. AND IN ANY OTHER ADMINISTRATION, AND IN ANY OTHER ADMINISTRATION, AS YOU SAID, THE ADMINISTRATION AS YOU SAID, THE ADMINISTRATION WOULD HAVE DEVELOPED A RESPONSE. WOULD HAVE DEVELOPED A RESPONSE. FIRST OF ALL, THERE WOULD HAVE FIRST OF ALL, THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN DAILY WHITE HOUSE BEEN DAILY WHITE HOUSE BRIEFINGS. BRIEFINGS. WITH THE BRIEFINGS THE PRESS WITH THE BRIEFINGS THE PRESS SECRETARY WOULD HAVE BEEN ASKED SECRETARY WOULD HAVE BEEN ASKED ABOUT THE HONG KONG ABOUT THE HONG KONG DEMONSTRATIONS. DEMONSTRATIONS. THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN A THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN A CAREFULLY WRITTEN AND MODULATED CAREFULLY WRITTEN AND MODULATED STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF HUMAN STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF HUMAN RIGHTS. RIGHTS. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN CONSIDERED. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN CONSIDERED. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A PROCESS. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A PROCESS. EVERYBODY WOULD HAVE KNOWN WHAT EVERYBODY WOULD HAVE KNOWN WHAT IT WAS, WHAT THE IT WAS, WHAT THE ADMINISTRATION’S POSITION WAS. ADMINISTRATION’S POSITION WAS. THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN STATED BY THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN STATED BY THE PRESS SECRETARY OR PERHAPS THE PRESS SECRETARY OR PERHAPS BY THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF. BY THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF. THIS IS JUST, TWEET THIS, BABBLE THIS IS JUST, TWEET THIS, BABBLE THAT. THAT. IT’S INCREDIBLE. IT’S INCREDIBLE.>>IT’S WORSE THAN THAT.>>IT’S WORSE THAN THAT. THE REPORTING THAT I CITED SITES THE REPORTING THAT I CITED SITES POMPEO, OUR COUNTRY’S SECRETARY POMPEO, OUR COUNTRY’S SECRETARY OF STATE, WHO SHOULD BE IF OF STATE, WHO SHOULD BE IF NOTHING ELSE A SAFETY NET FOR NOTHING ELSE A SAFETY NET FOR OTHER WORLD LEADERS AND OTHER WORLD LEADERS AND COUNTRIES IN CRISIS, HE WAS, COUNTRIES IN CRISIS, HE WAS, QUOTE, AFRAID TO GET AHEAD OF QUOTE, AFRAID TO GET AHEAD OF TRUMP. TRUMP. IT’S NOT EVEN THAT. IT’S NOT EVEN THAT. IT’S ACCOMMODATING TRUMP’S IT’S ACCOMMODATING TRUMP’S AFFINITY FOR DICTATORS AS THE OR AFFINITY FOR DICTATORS AS THE OR THING SUGGESTS. THING SUGGESTS.>>HE HAS AN AFFINITY FOR>>HE HAS AN AFFINITY FOR DICTATORS AND SEEMS NOT TO CARE DICTATORS AND SEEMS NOT TO CARE IF JOHNNY COMES IN AND MOWS DOWN IF JOHNNY COMES IN AND MOWS DOWN THE PROTESTERS AND GENERALLY THE PROTESTERS AND GENERALLY THINK THAT’S AN INTERNAL MATTER THINK THAT’S AN INTERNAL MATTER FOR CHINA TO DEAL WITH HOWEVER FOR CHINA TO DEAL WITH HOWEVER IT CHOOSES. IT CHOOSES. IT’S A SCARY THING TO THINK IT’S A SCARY THING TO THINK THAT’S WHAT THE PRESIDENT OF THE THAT’S WHAT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES BELIEVES AND TENDS UNITED STATES BELIEVES AND TENDS TO ACT ON BUT IT DOES SEEM TO BE TO ACT ON BUT IT DOES SEEM TO BE WHAT HE BELIEVES. WHAT HE BELIEVES.>>ELI, I’M SO RELUCTANT TO SORT>>ELI, I’M SO RELUCTANT TO SORT OF ASKING QUESTIONS IN THE FRAME OF ASKING QUESTIONS IN THE FRAME OF THE LOWERING OF THE BAR BUT OF THE LOWERING OF THE BAR BUT I’M GOING TO DO IT ANYWAY. I’M GOING TO DO IT ANYWAY. YESTERDAY OSTENSIBLY AN EVENT YESTERDAY OSTENSIBLY AN EVENT ABOUT ENERGY, CLEARLY HE’S NOT ABOUT ENERGY, CLEARLY HE’S NOT CAPABLE OF DOING ANYTHING AN CAPABLE OF DOING ANYTHING AN EVENT IS OSTENSIBLY ABOUT. EVENT IS OSTENSIBLY ABOUT. HE STANDS UP AND OPENS HIS MOUTH HE STANDS UP AND OPENS HIS MOUTH AND WHAT STILL IS VOWED IS AND WHAT STILL IS VOWED IS WHAT’S ON HIS MIND, POLL WHAT’S ON HIS MIND, POLL NUMBERS, OBAMA’S BIG BOOK DEAL, NUMBERS, OBAMA’S BIG BOOK DEAL, UMBRELLAS AND TRUCKS. UMBRELLAS AND TRUCKS. IS ANYTHING ELSE — AM I MISSING IS ANYTHING ELSE — AM I MISSING ANYTHING? ANYTHING? IS ANYTHING HAPPENING BACK AT IS ANYTHING HAPPENING BACK AT THE WHITE HOUSE? THE WHITE HOUSE?>>YOU KNOW WHEN YOU TALKED>>YOU KNOW WHEN YOU TALKED ABOUT EVERYBODY THAT WORKS IN ABOUT EVERYBODY THAT WORKS IN THE BUILDING WHO IS JUST THERE THE BUILDING WHO IS JUST THERE TO SERVE AT THE PLEASURE OF THE TO SERVE AT THE PLEASURE OF THE PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT. THEY RECOGNIZE THAT AND THAT THEY RECOGNIZE THAT AND THAT MEANS NOT CONFLICTING WITH HIM MEANS NOT CONFLICTING WITH HIM OR GIVING HIM ADVICE OR OR GIVING HIM ADVICE OR CONSTRUCTION HE CONSTRUCTION HE INSTRUCTION HE DOESN’T WANT TO INSTRUCTION HE DOESN’T WANT TO HEAR. HEAR. RACKS BY THE RACKS BY THE REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON ECONOMY AND MANUFACTURING, AS ECONOMY AND MANUFACTURING, AS BELIEVABLE AS INFRASTRUCTURE BELIEVABLE AS INFRASTRUCTURE WHEN THEY THREW THAT TERMINOLOGY WHEN THEY THREW THAT TERMINOLOGY AROUND. AROUND. BUT THAT’S HOW THE PRESIDENT IS, BUT THAT’S HOW THE PRESIDENT IS, HIS STREAM OF CONSCIOUS. HIS STREAM OF CONSCIOUS. IT’S ABOUT HIM. IT’S ABOUT HIM. LAST WEEK I WAS ON AIR FORCE ONE LAST WEEK I WAS ON AIR FORCE ONE IN THE POOL AND WE WENT TO IN THE POOL AND WE WENT TO DAYTON AND EL PASO WITH THE DAYTON AND EL PASO WITH THE PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT. WE DIDN’T SEE A LOT OF HIM UNTIL WE DIDN’T SEE A LOT OF HIM UNTIL THE END BUT YOU COULD JUST TELL THE END BUT YOU COULD JUST TELL AFTER THE FACT WHAT HE SAID TO AFTER THE FACT WHAT HE SAID TO US ON THE PLANE OFF THE RECORD US ON THE PLANE OFF THE RECORD AND FOR THE PUBLIC COMMENTS AND AND FOR THE PUBLIC COMMENTS AND REPORTING THAT’S COME OUT AT THE REPORTING THAT’S COME OUT AT THE END THAT WAS A DAY AND WHAT WAS END THAT WAS A DAY AND WHAT WAS ON THE PRESIDENT’S MIND WAS NOT ON THE PRESIDENT’S MIND WAS NOT CONSOLING THE COMMUNITY AS MUCH CONSOLING THE COMMUNITY AS MUCH AS HOW HE WAS RECEIVED BY THE AS HOW HE WAS RECEIVED BY THE COMMUNITIES. COMMUNITIES. THAT’S WHAT HE TALKED ABOUT. THAT’S WHAT HE TALKED ABOUT. THAT’S THE FIRST THING HE SAID THAT’S THE FIRST THING HE SAID WHEN ASKED BY OUR REPORTER, WHAT WHEN ASKED BY OUR REPORTER, WHAT HAS TODAY BEEN LIKE? HAS TODAY BEEN LIKE? THEY HAVE A TREMENDOUS RESPECT THEY HAVE A TREMENDOUS RESPECT FOR THE PRESIDENCY. FOR THE PRESIDENCY. HE’S ALWAYS THE CENTRAL HE’S ALWAYS THE CENTRAL CHARACTER IN HIS DRAMA HE’S CHARACTER IN HIS DRAMA HE’S TALKING ABOUT AND THAT’S THE TALKING ABOUT AND THAT’S THE SAME WAY HE APPROACHES FOREIGN SAME WAY HE APPROACHES FOREIGN POLICY. POLICY. THERE’S A CRISIS IN KASHMIR THERE’S A CRISIS IN KASHMIR BETWEEN INDIA AND PAKISTAN BETWEEN INDIA AND PAKISTAN SIMMERING AND THE PRESIDENT SIMMERING AND THE PRESIDENT THINKS HE CAN MODERATE THIS. THINKS HE CAN MODERATE THIS. HE THINKS IF HE’S INVOLVED, CAN HE THINKS IF HE’S INVOLVED, CAN HE SOLVE ANY GLOBAL PROBLEM, HE SOLVE ANY GLOBAL PROBLEM, WHETHER IT’S TENSIONS IN THAT WHETHER IT’S TENSIONS IN THAT REGION. REGION. WHETHER IT’S GETTING KIM JONG-UN WHETHER IT’S GETTING KIM JONG-UN TO GIVE UP HIS NUCLEAR PROGRAM. TO GIVE UP HIS NUCLEAR PROGRAM. HE BELIEVES IF HE’S INVOLVED, HE HE BELIEVES IF HE’S INVOLVED, HE CAN FIX IT LIKE TRADE WARS HE CAN FIX IT LIKE TRADE WARS HE SAID ARE GOOD AND EASY TO WIN. SAID ARE GOOD AND EASY TO WIN. IF HE’S NOT IN THE MIDDLE OF IT, IF HE’S NOT IN THE MIDDLE OF IT, HE DOESN’T SEEM THAT INTERESTED HE DOESN’T SEEM THAT INTERESTED OR CONCERNED. OR CONCERNED. YESTERDAY HE’S SAYING, WHY ARE YESTERDAY HE’S SAYING, WHY ARE THEY BLAMING ME FOR THE CRISIS THEY BLAMING ME FOR THE CRISIS IN HONG KONG? IN HONG KONG? HE’S FORGETTING JUST A FEW WEEKS HE’S FORGETTING JUST A FEW WEEKS AGO IN LATE JULY HE SPOKE ABOUT AGO IN LATE JULY HE SPOKE ABOUT WHAT WAS GOING ON THERE AND SAID WHAT WAS GOING ON THERE AND SAID CHINA’S GONE EASY ON THEM. CHINA’S GONE EASY ON THEM. CHINA COULD DO A LOT MORE. CHINA COULD DO A LOT MORE. THEY COULD BE A LOT STRONGER. THEY COULD BE A LOT STRONGER. WHICH A LOT OF PEOPLE LOOK AS A WHICH A LOT OF PEOPLE LOOK AS A TACIT GREEN LIGHT TO XI TO GO IN TACIT GREEN LIGHT TO XI TO GO IN FORCEFULLY TO THESE FORCEFULLY TO THESE PRO-DEMOCRACY PROTESTERS AND PRO-DEMOCRACY PROTESTERS AND THAT’S A WORLD VIEW OF TRUMP’S THAT’S A WORLD VIEW OF TRUMP’S WE’VE SEEN THAT’S CONSISTENT WE’VE SEEN THAT’S CONSISTENT WITH WHAT HE SAID FOR YEARS WITH WHAT HE SAID FOR YEARS ABOUT AUTOCRATS AND STRENGTH, ABOUT AUTOCRATS AND STRENGTH, HIS IDEA OF STRENGTH. HIS IDEA OF STRENGTH. IT’S HARD POWER. IT’S HARD POWER. DOESN’T BELIEVE IN SOFT POWER, DOESN’T BELIEVE IN SOFT POWER, HE BELIEVES IN HARD POWER. HE BELIEVES IN HARD POWER.>>RON KLAIN, SOMEBODY RAN>>RON KLAIN, SOMEBODY RAN AGAINST DONALD TRUMP IN THE AGAINST DONALD TRUMP IN THE PRIMARIES AND SAID THE MOMENT HE PRIMARIES AND SAID THE MOMENT HE WAS MOST VULNERABLE WHEN HE WAS WAS MOST VULNERABLE WHEN HE WAS OUTED TO HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THE OUTED TO HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THE NUCLEAR NUCLEAR NUCLEAR TRY ADWAS. NUCLEAR TRY ADWAS. TO THE DEGREE HE HAS NO SHAME ON TO THE DEGREE HE HAS NO SHAME ON HIS STUNNING KNOWLEDGE ON HIS STUNNING KNOWLEDGE ON FOREIGN POLICY, WHAT IS IT — BE FOREIGN POLICY, WHAT IS IT — BE TAKE YOUR SOURCE’S WORDS FOR TAKE YOUR SOURCE’S WORDS FOR THAT. THAT. THIS IS SOMEONE DEFEATED BY THIS IS SOMEONE DEFEATED BY DONALD TRUMP AND EXAMINING THE DONALD TRUMP AND EXAMINING THE MOLTS TRUMP IS MOST VULNERABLE, MOLTS TRUMP IS MOST VULNERABLE, I ACCEPT THE CONCLUSION THAT WAS I ACCEPT THE CONCLUSION THAT WAS ONE OF THEM. ONE OF THEM. IF YOU TAKE THAT AND TAKE ALL OF IF YOU TAKE THAT AND TAKE ALL OF THE REPORTING ABOUT BASICALLY THE REPORTING ABOUT BASICALLY EVERY INSULT’S ALREADY BEEN EVERY INSULT’S ALREADY BEEN LOBBED AT DONALD TRUMP, AND HE’S LOBBED AT DONALD TRUMP, AND HE’S STILL STANDING. STILL STANDING. YOU KNOW HAVE PRO-DEMOCRACY YOU KNOW HAVE PRO-DEMOCRACY FORCES AS EVERYONE HAS SAID, ANY FORCES AS EVERYONE HAS SAID, ANY OTHER AMERICAN WOULD BE STANDING OTHER AMERICAN WOULD BE STANDING UP FOR BECAUSE LIVES ARE ON THE UP FOR BECAUSE LIVES ARE ON THE LINE. LINE. NOT JUST IN FOREIGN POLICY THAT NOT JUST IN FOREIGN POLICY THAT AFFECT OUR NATIONAL SECURITY BUT AFFECT OUR NATIONAL SECURITY BUT LIVES OF THE PRO DEMOCRACY LIVES OF THE PRO DEMOCRACY PROTESTERS. PROTESTERS. WHAT WOULD YOU ADVISE ANY WHAT WOULD YOU ADVISE ANY CRITIC, NOT JUST A DEMOCRAT, BUT CRITIC, NOT JUST A DEMOCRAT, BUT ANY CRITIC OF DONALD TRUMP’S ANY CRITIC OF DONALD TRUMP’S CONDUCT OVER THE LAST FOUR DAYS CONDUCT OVER THE LAST FOUR DAYS TO DO AND SAY IN. TO DO AND SAY IN.>>LOOK, NICOLLE, IT LOCKS LIKE>>LOOK, NICOLLE, IT LOCKS LIKE THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE NO THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE NO LONGER JUST THE KBUN CONTROLGUN LONGER JUST THE KBUN CONTROLGUN POLICY OF THE TRUMP POLICY OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. ADMINISTRATION. HE’S STANDING ON THE TARMAC HE’S STANDING ON THE TARMAC SAYING I HOPE IT WORKS OUT OKAY, SAYING I HOPE IT WORKS OUT OKAY, PEACEFUL AND WHATEVER. PEACEFUL AND WHATEVER. FOR HIS CRITICS, REPUBLICAN FOR HIS CRITICS, REPUBLICAN CRITICS AND DEMOCRATIC CRITICS, CRITICS AND DEMOCRATIC CRITICS, AN AMERICA ABSENT FROM THE WORLD AN AMERICA ABSENT FROM THE WORLD STAGE AND ABSENT FOR STANDING STAGE AND ABSENT FOR STANDING FROM DEMOCRACY GOES TO RICK’S FROM DEMOCRACY GOES TO RICK’S POINT OF IDEALISM AND REALISM. POINT OF IDEALISM AND REALISM. THERE’S AN IDEALISTIC ELEMENT, THERE’S AN IDEALISTIC ELEMENT, AMERICANS STANDING FOR DEMOCRACY AMERICANS STANDING FOR DEMOCRACY BUT REALISTIC ELEMENT. BUT REALISTIC ELEMENT. ONE COUNTRY’S GOING TO WRITE THE ONE COUNTRY’S GOING TO WRITE THE RULES FOR THE 21st CENTURY, RULES FOR THE 21st CENTURY, EITHER THE UNITED STATES OR EITHER THE UNITED STATES OR CHINA. CHINA. IF AMERICA DOESN’T LEAN FORWARD, IF AMERICA DOESN’T LEAN FORWARD, WE ARE BASICALLY CEDING THE WE ARE BASICALLY CEDING THE ENTIRE PACIFIC TO CHINA. ENTIRE PACIFIC TO CHINA. THAT’S NOT ONLY BAD FOR THAT’S NOT ONLY BAD FOR DEMOCRACY, IT’S BAD FOR OUR DEMOCRACY, IT’S BAD FOR OUR ALLIES THERE AND COUNTRIES LIKE ALLIES THERE AND COUNTRIES LIKE SOUTH KOREAN AND JAPAN, IT’S BAD SOUTH KOREAN AND JAPAN, IT’S BAD FOR AMERICAN INTERESTS AND TRADE FOR AMERICAN INTERESTS AND TRADE AND JOBS. AND JOBS. I THINK WHAT TRUMP’S CRITICS I THINK WHAT TRUMP’S CRITICS HAVE TO HIT ON IS THE PASS HAVE TO HIT ON IS THE PASS SIEVETY, IGNORANCE, INDIFFERENCE SIEVETY, IGNORANCE, INDIFFERENCE BY TRUMP THAT IS PUTTING OUR BY TRUMP THAT IS PUTTING OUR IDEALS AT RISK, ECONOMY AT RISK IDEALS AT RISK, ECONOMY AT RISK AND NATIONAL SECURITY AT RISK. AND NATIONAL SECURITY AT RISK. AND I THINK THAT’S THE CRITIQUE AND I THINK THAT’S THE CRITIQUE THAT NEEDS TO COME AT TRUMP. THAT NEEDS TO COME AT TRUMP.>>ELISE, LET ME HAVE YOU TEE UP>>ELISE, LET ME HAVE YOU TEE UP ON ALL OF THIS AND GIVE YOU ONE ON ALL OF THIS AND GIVE YOU ONE MORE REPORTING FROM “THE NEW MORE REPORTING FROM “THE NEW YORK TIMES.” YORK TIMES.” WANING OF AMERICAN POWER TRUMP WANING OF AMERICAN POWER TRUMP STRUGGLES OF AN ASIA CRISIS. STRUGGLES OF AN ASIA CRISIS. BY FAILING TO ACT AND ASSUME BY FAILING TO ACT AND ASSUME LEADERSHIP IN THE REGION, TRUMP LEADERSHIP IN THE REGION, TRUMP IS ALLOWING LONG, COMPLICATED IS ALLOWING LONG, COMPLICATED HISTORY TO FALL BACK AS HISTORY TO FALL BACK AS TRADITIONAL RIVALS. TRADITIONAL RIVALS. THE MORE THEY FEEL UNITED STATES THE MORE THEY FEEL UNITED STATES IS AN UNRELIABLE PARTNER, THE IS AN UNRELIABLE PARTNER, THE MORE THEY WILL DEFEND MORE THEY WILL DEFEND THEMSELVES. THEMSELVES. I’M HEARING GROWING CALLS IN I’M HEARING GROWING CALLS IN SOUTH KOREA FOR THEIR OWN SOUTH KOREA FOR THEIR OWN NUCLEAR WEAPONS. NUCLEAR WEAPONS. THAT IS AN EXPERT AT THE WILSON THAT IS AN EXPERT AT THE WILSON CENTER. CENTER. DO YOU AGREE? DO YOU AGREE?>>I DO.>>I DO. AND I THINK THAT GOES TO RON’S AND I THINK THAT GOES TO RON’S POINT. POINT. IT’S GOOD TO TALK ABOUT AMERICAN IT’S GOOD TO TALK ABOUT AMERICAN VALUES AND AMERICAN IDEALS BUT VALUES AND AMERICAN IDEALS BUT THIS IS BECOMING AN ISSUE OF THIS IS BECOMING AN ISSUE OF NATIONAL SECURITY FOR THE U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY FOR THE U.S. WHEN INDIA AND PAKISTAN ARE WHEN INDIA AND PAKISTAN ARE FIGHTING OVER KASHMIR, NOW PACK FIGHTING OVER KASHMIR, NOW PACK STAJ STAJ STAN STAN PAKISTAN IS THREATENING ITS PAKISTAN IS THREATENING ITS SUPPORT FOR THE AFGHAN DEAL. SUPPORT FOR THE AFGHAN DEAL. NOW JAPAN AND SOUTH KOREA ARE NOW JAPAN AND SOUTH KOREA ARE REKINDLING THEIR OLD TRADE REKINDLING THEIR OLD TRADE RIVALRIES. RIVALRIES. THEY’RE TALKING ABOUT ENDING AN THEY’RE TALKING ABOUT ENDING AN YENS PARTNER SHN THAT THE U.S. YENS PARTNER SHN THAT THE U.S. NEEDS FOR SURVEILLANCE ON NORTH NEEDS FOR SURVEILLANCE ON NORTH KOREA. KOREA. YOU LOOK AROUND AND NORTH KOREA YOU LOOK AROUND AND NORTH KOREA TESTED FIVE SHORT-RANGE MISSILES TESTED FIVE SHORT-RANGE MISSILES AND PRESIDENT TRUMP ARE TALKING AND PRESIDENT TRUMP ARE TALKING ABOUT HOW HIM AND KIM JONG-UN ABOUT HOW HIM AND KIM JONG-UN LOVE EACH OTHER. LOVE EACH OTHER. IT’S NOT ONLY LACK OF INTEREST IT’S NOT ONLY LACK OF INTEREST AND LACK OF KNOWLEDGE, BUT THE AND LACK OF KNOWLEDGE, BUT THE MORE THE PRESIDENT RETREATS, MORE THE PRESIDENT RETREATS, OTHER COUNTRIES LIKE RUSSIA AND OTHER COUNTRIES LIKE RUSSIA AND CHINA, THERE ARE COUNTRIES THAT CHINA, THERE ARE COUNTRIES THAT ARE GOING TO FILL THAT VACUUM. ARE GOING TO FILL THAT VACUUM. THEY’RE NOT GOING TO DO IT IN A THEY’RE NOT GOING TO DO IT IN A WAY THAT THE U.S. WANTS. WAY THAT THE U.S. WANTS. PRESIDENT TRUMP DOES HAVE SOME PRESIDENT TRUMP DOES HAVE SOME ADVISERS, YOU KNOW, MATT ADVISERS, YOU KNOW, MATT POTTINGER ON ASIA OR EVEN JOHN POTTINGER ON ASIA OR EVEN JOHN BOLTON, WHO BEHIND THE SCENES BOLTON, WHO BEHIND THE SCENES ARE TRYING TO MAKE SOME ARE TRYING TO MAKE SOME MANEUVERS. MANEUVERS. BUT WHEN YOU FAIL TO SEE SOME BUT WHEN YOU FAIL TO SEE SOME KIND OF HIGH-LEVEL INTEREST AND KIND OF HIGH-LEVEL INTEREST AND ENGAGEMENT FROM THE PRESIDENT, A ENGAGEMENT FROM THE PRESIDENT, A WARNING, FOR INSTANCE TO CHINA, WARNING, FOR INSTANCE TO CHINA, HE’S SAYING THAT HE HOPES NO ONE HE’S SAYING THAT HE HOPES NO ONE GETS KILLED, BUT HE’S NOT MAKING GETS KILLED, BUT HE’S NOT MAKING A STARK WARNING TO CHINA, YOU A STARK WARNING TO CHINA, YOU ABOUT BETTER STAND DOWN. ABOUT BETTER STAND DOWN. INSTEAD HE’S SAYING I HOPE THIS INSTEAD HE’S SAYING I HOPE THIS WORKS OUT FOR CHINA. WORKS OUT FOR CHINA. HE DOES SEEM A LITTLE MORE HE DOES SEEM A LITTLE MORE INTERESTED IN THE TRADE DEAL INTERESTED IN THE TRADE DEAL WITH CHINA THAN CRACKING DOWN ON WITH CHINA THAN CRACKING DOWN ON HUMAN RIGHTS. HUMAN RIGHTS. I THINK WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT THE I THINK WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT THE PRESIDENT FEELS VULNERABLE ABOUT PRESIDENT FEELS VULNERABLE ABOUT HIS LACK OF FOREIGN POLICY HIS LACK OF FOREIGN POLICY GRAVITAS AND BE DIPLOMATIC ABOUT GRAVITAS AND BE DIPLOMATIC ABOUT IT, IF THERE’S A SERIOUS IT, IF THERE’S A SERIOUS TIANANMEN-TYPE CRACKDOWN IN HONG TIANANMEN-TYPE CRACKDOWN IN HONG KONG, I THINK THAT COULD BE ONE KONG, I THINK THAT COULD BE ONE OF PRESIDENT TRUMP’S STINGING OF PRESIDENT TRUMP’S STINGING FOREIGN POLICY LEGACIES. FOREIGN POLICY LEGACIES. SO I THINK THAT’S ONE OF THE SO I THINK THAT’S ONE OF THE REASONS THAT HIS ADVISERS AROUND REASONS THAT HIS ADVISERS AROUND HIM ARE VERY CONCERNED. HIM ARE VERY CONCERNED.>>AND, LISTEN, I DON’T WANT TO>>AND, LISTEN, I DON’T WANT TO HOLD THE POSITION, RICK, THAT HOLD THE POSITION, RICK, THAT HAVING A LEARNING CURVE IS A HAVING A LEARNING CURVE IS A POLITICAL VULNERABILITY. POLITICAL VULNERABILITY. WE WOULD NEVER NOMINATE OR ELECT WE WOULD NEVER NOMINATE OR ELECT GOVERNORS. GOVERNORS. WE WOULD NOT ELECT HALF OF THE WE WOULD NOT ELECT HALF OF THE PEOPLE IN CONGRESS AND WE WOULD PEOPLE IN CONGRESS AND WE WOULD NOT HAVE ELECTED DONALD TRUMP. NOT HAVE ELECTED DONALD TRUMP. BUT I GUESS THE TOXICITY IS BUT I GUESS THE TOXICITY IS AROUND THE COMBINATION, THE AROUND THE COMBINATION, THE IMPULSE AND INSTINCT AS A HUMAN IMPULSE AND INSTINCT AS A HUMAN BEING ARE TOLD AUTOCRACYth BEING ARE TOLD AUTOCRACYth THERE’S NO INTELLECTUAL THERE’S NO INTELLECTUAL CURIOSITY AND NO STAFF. CURIOSITY AND NO STAFF. I REMEMBER SAYING — I THINK I REMEMBER SAYING — I THINK SOME OF YOU WERE HERE THE DAY SOME OF YOU WERE HERE THE DAY MATTIS RESIGNED OVER HIS MATTIS RESIGNED OVER HIS DISAGREEMENTS WITH DONALD TRUMP DISAGREEMENTS WITH DONALD TRUMP ON SYRIA POLICY, IT WAS A ON SYRIA POLICY, IT WAS A DANGEROUS DAY NOT JUST FOR THIS DANGEROUS DAY NOT JUST FOR THIS COUNTRY BUT FOR THE WORLD. COUNTRY BUT FOR THE WORLD. HR McMASTER AND DINA POWELL USED HR McMASTER AND DINA POWELL USED TO BE IN THE SIT ROOM EVERY DAY. TO BE IN THE SIT ROOM EVERY DAY. WHO IS EVEN THERE? WHO IS EVEN THERE?>>THE LEARNING CURVE FOR HIM IS>>THE LEARNING CURVE FOR HIM IS JUST THE LEARNING CURVE ABOUT JUST THE LEARNING CURVE ABOUT AMERICAN VALUES. AMERICAN VALUES. HE DOESN’T KNOW WHO WOODROW HE DOESN’T KNOW WHO WOODROW WILSON IS. WILSON IS. HE DOESN’T KNOW WE HAVE HE DOESN’T KNOW WE HAVE HISTORICALLY STOOD UP FOR HUMAN HISTORICALLY STOOD UP FOR HUMAN RIGHTS. RIGHTS. I REMEMBER ONCE HAVING A MEETING I REMEMBER ONCE HAVING A MEETING WITH AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN FOREIGN WITH AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN FOREIGN MINISTER — MINISTER –>>DO YOU THINK HE KNOWS HOW>>DO YOU THINK HE KNOWS HOW MANY DEMOCRACIES THERE ARE IN MANY DEMOCRACIES THERE ARE IN THE WORLD? THE WORLD?>>NO, I DON’T THINK HE EVEN>>NO, I DON’T THINK HE EVEN KNOWS DEMOCRACIES ARE IN KNOWS DEMOCRACIES ARE IN RETREAT. RETREAT. YOU LOOK AT THE LAST TEN YEARS, YOU LOOK AT THE LAST TEN YEARS, FEWER COUNTRIES QUALIFY AS A FEWER COUNTRIES QUALIFY AS A DEMOCRACY. DEMOCRACY. AND THERE’S THIS RISE OF AND THERE’S THIS RISE OF AUTOCRACY, WHICH HE IS AIDING AUTOCRACY, WHICH HE IS AIDING AND ABETTING. AND ABETTING. THAT TO ME IS THE WORST GLOBAL THAT TO ME IS THE WORST GLOBAL AFFAIR AT ALL. AFFAIR AT ALL. I HAD AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN PRIME I HAD AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN PRIME MINISTER S TO ME, YOU COME AND MINISTER S TO ME, YOU COME AND TALK TO ME ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS TALK TO ME ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE CHINESE COME AND SAY I AND THE CHINESE COME AND SAY I WILL BUILD YOU A SUPER HIGHWAY. WILL BUILD YOU A SUPER HIGHWAY. WHO AM I GOING TO LISTEN TO? WHO AM I GOING TO LISTEN TO? OF COURSE YOU’RE GOING TO LISTEN OF COURSE YOU’RE GOING TO LISTEN TO THE CHINESE. TO THE CHINESE. BUT THOSE PEOPLE IN HONG KONG, BUT THOSE PEOPLE IN HONG KONG, THEY NEED TO LISTEN TO AN THEY NEED TO LISTEN TO AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT SAYING WE AMERICAN PRESIDENT SAYING WE SUPPORT YOUR ASPIRATIONS FOR SUPPORT YOUR ASPIRATIONS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND FREEDOM OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS AND FREEDOM OF THE PRESS AND FREEDOM OF SPEECH. PRESS AND FREEDOM OF SPEECH. THAT IS THE THING THAT AMERICAN THAT IS THE THING THAT AMERICAN PRESIDENTS HAVE ALWAYS STOOD FOR PRESIDENTS HAVE ALWAYS STOOD FOR AND DONALD TRUMP DOES NOT GET AND DONALD TRUMP DOES NOT GET THAT AND HAS NEVER LEARNED IT. THAT AND HAS NEVER LEARNED IT.>>LISTEN, THAT’S THE OTHER>>LISTEN, THAT’S THE OTHER THING TOO, YOU ASKED WHERE IS THING TOO, YOU ASKED WHERE IS THE STAFF? THE STAFF? WHAT DIFFERENCE WOULD IT MAKE IF WHAT DIFFERENCE WOULD IT MAKE IF THEY WERE THERE? THEY WERE THERE? I HAVE BEEN CRITICAL OF THIS I HAVE BEEN CRITICAL OF THIS ADMINISTRATION FOR IS ADMINISTRATION FOR IS HOLLOWNESS, THE FACT THEY’RE NOT HOLLOWNESS, THE FACT THEY’RE NOT CAPABLE, EXPERIENCED PEOPLE AT CAPABLE, EXPERIENCED PEOPLE AT ALL LEVELS GOING DOWN AND CAN ALL LEVELS GOING DOWN AND CAN GET STUFF DONE. GET STUFF DONE. BUT THE FACT IS THE PRESIDENT — BUT THE FACT IS THE PRESIDENT — MIKE POMPEO IS NOT A STUPID MIKE POMPEO IS NOT A STUPID PERFECT. PERFECT. I KNOW MIKE POMPEO. I KNOW MIKE POMPEO. HE’S NOT A STUPID PERSON AT ALL. HE’S NOT A STUPID PERSON AT ALL. HE UNDERSTANDS THE HISTORY. HE UNDERSTANDS THE HISTORY. AND SO — AS YOU SAID, HE WON’T AND SO — AS YOU SAID, HE WON’T GET OUT IN FRONT OF THE GET OUT IN FRONT OF THE PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT. BECAUSE IF HE SAYS SOMETHING, IT BECAUSE IF HE SAYS SOMETHING, IT COULD BE COUNTERED BY TWEET FIVE COULD BE COUNTERED BY TWEET FIVE MINUTES LATER. MINUTES LATER. IT IS THIS DYSTOPIAN AND OTHER IT IS THIS DYSTOPIAN AND OTHER UNIVERSE WE’VE FALLEN INTO. UNIVERSE WE’VE FALLEN INTO. ANY OTHER ADMINISTRATION, ANY OTHER ADMINISTRATION, EVERYONE IN THE WORLD WOULD BE EVERYONE IN THE WORLD WOULD BE WAITING TO HEAR WHAT’S THE WAITING TO HEAR WHAT’S THE UNITED STATES IS SAYING ABOUT UNITED STATES IS SAYING ABOUT HONG KONG. HONG KONG. NOT NOW. NOT NOW. THERE I DON’T LIKE TO GIVE THERE I DON’T LIKE TO GIVE CREDIT TO REPUBLICANS WHO HELPED CREDIT TO REPUBLICANS WHO HELPED BUILD FRANK INSTEIN, UH-OH, BUILD FRANK INSTEIN, UH-OH, FRANK INSTEIN DOESN’T LISTEN TO FRANK INSTEIN DOESN’T LISTEN TO ME OF THE BUT IN THAT VAIN, LET ME OF THE BUT IN THAT VAIN, LET ME SAY ANTHONY SCARAMUCCI SAYING ME SAY ANTHONY SCARAMUCCI SAYING TRUMP MAY NEED TO BE REPLACED TRUMP MAY NEED TO BE REPLACED FOR 2020. FOR 2020. JOE WALSH, ANOTHER TEA PARTY JOE WALSH, ANOTHER TEA PARTY MEMBER, CALLING FOR A PRIMARY MEMBER, CALLING FOR A PRIMARY CHALLENGE AGAINST DONALD TRUMP. CHALLENGE AGAINST DONALD TRUMP. IT’S A LONELY JOURNEY THOUGH, IT’S A LONELY JOURNEY THOUGH, THE PEOPLE THAT KNEW HIM FROM THE PEOPLE THAT KNEW HIM FROM BIRTHERISM AND PEOPLE THAT SAW BIRTHERISM AND PEOPLE THAT SAW HIM ATTACK NURSES AND DOCTORS IN HIM ATTACK NURSES AND DOCTORS IN AFRICA IN 2015 TO FIGHT EBOLA. AFRICA IN 2015 TO FIGHT EBOLA. I GUESS I WILL TAKE A LAKE GUESS I GUESS I WILL TAKE A LAKE GUESS AT THE PARTY — LATE GUESS AT AT THE PARTY — LATE GUESS AT THE PARTY OVER NONE. THE PARTY OVER NONE. BUT WHAT DO YOU THINK OF — BUT WHAT DO YOU THINK OF — THERE NEVER WAS A FOUL-MOUTHED THERE NEVER WAS A FOUL-MOUTHED ENTHUSIAST THAN ANTHONY ENTHUSIAST THAN ANTHONY SCARAMUCCI. SCARAMUCCI.>>I DON’T WANT TO SPEND TOO>>I DON’T WANT TO SPEND TOO MUCH TIME WORRYING ABOUT ANTHONY MUCH TIME WORRYING ABOUT ANTHONY SCARAMUCCI BUT THE POINT ABOUT SCARAMUCCI BUT THE POINT ABOUT MIKE POMPEO AND POLITICS OF THE MIKE POMPEO AND POLITICS OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, IF MIKE POMPEO REPUBLICAN PARTY, IF MIKE POMPEO IS THE SEBLTS,Z, SECRETARY OF ST IS THE SEBLTS,Z, SECRETARY OF ST OF THE FEW PEOPLE WHO HAS A OF THE FEW PEOPLE WHO HAS A LITTLE TO SAY AND NOT SERVING IN LITTLE TO SAY AND NOT SERVING IN AN ACTING CAPACITY AND YOU’RE AN ACTING CAPACITY AND YOU’RE HERE AND I CAN’T GET RID OF YOU HERE AND I CAN’T GET RID OF YOU AND DON’T DO ANYTHING I DON’T AND DON’T DO ANYTHING I DON’T WANT YOU TO DO OR DON’T LIKE, WANT YOU TO DO OR DON’T LIKE, MIKE POMPEO MAY HAVE AMBITIONS MIKE POMPEO MAY HAVE AMBITIONS TO DO SOMETHING OUTSIDE THIS JOB TO DO SOMETHING OUTSIDE THIS JOB IN THE POLITICAL SPACE. IN THE POLITICAL SPACE. AND IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN AND IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN BEING A POLITICIAN, THE BEING A POLITICIAN, THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AT THIS MOMENT, REPUBLICAN PARTY AT THIS MOMENT, YOU RECOGNIZE THIS IS DONALD YOU RECOGNIZE THIS IS DONALD TRUMP’S PARTY. TRUMP’S PARTY. AND YOU TALK ALL THE TIME ABOUT AND YOU TALK ALL THE TIME ABOUT WHERE THE PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING WHERE THE PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO PUT SERVICE ABOVE AM IGSBITIO TO PUT SERVICE ABOVE AM IGSBITIO NATIONAL SECURITY ABOVE NATIONAL SECURITY ABOVE POLITICAL ADVANTAGE. POLITICAL ADVANTAGE. I DON’T KNOW WHERE THEY ARE. I DON’T KNOW WHERE THEY ARE. BUT WE HAVE NOT SEEN TOO MANY BUT WE HAVE NOT SEEN TOO MANY PEOPLE IN THOSE IMPORTANT PEOPLE IN THOSE IMPORTANT POSITIONS ACTUALLY STEP UP AND POSITIONS ACTUALLY STEP UP AND SAY THE THINGS THAT ARE SAY THE THINGS THAT ARE BASICALLY SELF-EVIDENT AT THIS BASICALLY SELF-EVIDENT AT THIS POINT. POINT. YOU SEE PEOPLE LIKE ANTHONY YOU SEE PEOPLE LIKE ANTHONY SCARAMUCCI ON THE SIDELINES WHO SCARAMUCCI ON THE SIDELINES WHO MAY BE ABLE TO GET AN OP ED IN MAY BE ABLE TO GET AN OP ED IN THE PAPER, GET AN INTERVIEW ON THE PAPER, GET AN INTERVIEW ON TV AND COME FORWARD AFTER THE TV AND COME FORWARD AFTER THE FACT AND RECOGNIZE WHAT’S BEEN FACT AND RECOGNIZE WHAT’S BEEN RECOGNIZABLE FOR A LONG, LONG RECOGNIZABLE FOR A LONG, LONG TIME. TIME. BUT THE PEOPLE WHO ARE SERVING BUT THE PEOPLE WHO ARE SERVING IN THIS PARTY WHO WANT TO STAY IN THIS PARTY WHO WANT TO STAY IN THIS PARTY, THEY ARE FALLING IN THIS PARTY, THEY ARE FALLING IN LINE BEHIND THIS PRESIDENT IN LINE BEHIND THIS PRESIDENT BECAUSE THAT’S THE POLITICAL BECAUSE THAT’S THE POLITICAL REALITY IF YOU WANT TO HAVE A REALITY IF YOU WANT TO HAVE A PLACE IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY OF PLACE IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY OF 2019. 2019.>>ELISE, I WANT TO GIVE YOU THE>>ELISE, I WANT TO GIVE YOU THE LAST WORD ON THIS. LAST WORD ON THIS. I GUESS MY QUESTION IS TO I GUESS MY QUESTION IS TO UNDERSCORE AND ASK YOUR UNDERSCORE AND ASK YOUR THOUGHTS, JOHN McCAIN USED TO BE THOUGHTS, JOHN McCAIN USED TO BE ANOTHER NUMBER THAT WORLD ANOTHER NUMBER THAT WORLD LEADERS COULD CALL, ESPECIALLY LEADERS COULD CALL, ESPECIALLY RUSSIA’S NEIGHBORS WHO FELT RUSSIA’S NEIGHBORS WHO FELT THREATENED. THREATENED. WHEN I WORKED ON HIS CAMPAIGN, WHEN I WORKED ON HIS CAMPAIGN, HE WAS OFTEN ON THE PHONE WITH HE WAS OFTEN ON THE PHONE WITH FOREIGN LEADERS ABOUT U.S. FOREIGN LEADERS ABOUT U.S. FOREIGN POLICY. FOREIGN POLICY. FRANKLY, HILLARY CLINTON AS FRANKLY, HILLARY CLINTON AS SECRETARY OF STATE AND U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE AND U.S. SENATOR WAS THE SAME KIND OF SENATOR WAS THE SAME KIND OF AMERICAN LEADER. AMERICAN LEADER. JOHN KERRY IN THE SENATE. JOHN KERRY IN THE SENATE. OBVIOUSLY LATER AS SECRETARY OF OBVIOUSLY LATER AS SECRETARY OF STATE. STATE. WHO WOULD THAT EVEN BE? WHO WOULD THAT EVEN BE? LIKE IF YOU HAVE A CELL PHONE LIKE IF YOU HAVE A CELL PHONE AND YOU WANT TO CALL SOMEBODY IN AND YOU WANT TO CALL SOMEBODY IN AMERICA AND SAY, KIDS ARE ABOUT AMERICA AND SAY, KIDS ARE ABOUT TO DIE HERE IN HONG KONG AT THE TO DIE HERE IN HONG KONG AT THE AIRPORT. AIRPORT. IT’S GETTING UGLY. IT’S GETTING UGLY. WHO DO YOU CALL? WHO DO YOU CALL? WHO DO YOU EVEN DIAL? WHO DO YOU EVEN DIAL?>>I THINK AND HOPED IT WOULD BE>>I THINK AND HOPED IT WOULD BE LINDSEY GRAHAM. LINDSEY GRAHAM. AND WHEN YOU LOOK AT SOME OF THE AND WHEN YOU LOOK AT SOME OF THE ISSUES OF NATIONAL SECURITY, ISSUES OF NATIONAL SECURITY, LINDSEY GRAHAM IS SPEAKING OUT. LINDSEY GRAHAM IS SPEAKING OUT.>>BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT AND –>>BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT AND — I WOULDN’T CALL LINDSEY GRAHAM. I WOULDN’T CALL LINDSEY GRAHAM.>>I WOULDN’T CALL LINDSEY>>I WOULDN’T CALL LINDSEY GRAHAM EITHER. GRAHAM EITHER. EVEN THOUGH HIS RHETORIC TALKS EVEN THOUGH HIS RHETORIC TALKS IN FAVOR OF THE DEMONSTRATORS, IN FAVOR OF THE DEMONSTRATORS, IT’S FALLING ON NANCY PELOSI. IT’S FALLING ON NANCY PELOSI. SHE SAID SHE’S WILLING TO PUT SHE SAID SHE’S WILLING TO PUT FORWARD LEGISLATION THAT WOULD FORWARD LEGISLATION THAT WOULD SANCTION CHINESE OFFICIALS SANCTION CHINESE OFFICIALS CRACKING DOWN ON HONG KONG. CRACKING DOWN ON HONG KONG. THE QUESTION IS WHAT IMPACT IS THE QUESTION IS WHAT IMPACT IS THAT GOING TO BE? THAT GOING TO BE? I THINK IF YOU LOOK AT A CASE I THINK IF YOU LOOK AT A CASE SUCH AS RUSSIA, THERE WERE SUCH AS RUSSIA, THERE WERE OFFICIALS AROUND PRESIDENT TRUMP OFFICIALS AROUND PRESIDENT TRUMP THAT GAVE HIM SOME SANCTIONS ON THAT GAVE HIM SOME SANCTIONS ON UKRAINE, OTHER ISSUES. UKRAINE, OTHER ISSUES. PRESIDENT TRUMP DIDN’T DISPUTE PRESIDENT TRUMP DIDN’T DISPUTE IT. IT. HE LET IT GO AHEAD. HE LET IT GO AHEAD. I THINK IF OFFICIALS WERE BRAVE I THINK IF OFFICIALS WERE BRAVE ENOUGH TO BRING SOMETHING TO ENOUGH TO BRING SOMETHING TO PRESIDENT TRUMP, HE WOULDN’T SAY PRESIDENT TRUMP, HE WOULDN’T SAY NO. NO. BUT AGAIN WITH THE ABSENCE OF BUT AGAIN WITH THE ABSENCE OF SOME KIND OF PRESIDENTIAL SOME KIND OF PRESIDENTIAL DECLARATION, WARNING AGAINST DECLARATION, WARNING AGAINST CHINA IN SUPPORT OF HONG KONG, I CHINA IN SUPPORT OF HONG KONG, I THINK IT’S GOING TO FALL ON THINK IT’S GOING TO FALL ON CONGRESS AND THE QUESTION IS CONGRESS AND THE QUESTION IS WHAT IMPACT IS IT GOING HAVE? WHAT IMPACT IS IT GOING HAVE?>>YOU WANT TO TRY TO ANSWER>>YOU WANT TO TRY TO ANSWER THAT, WHAT IMPACT, SFLIK. THAT, WHAT IMPACT, SFLIK.>>IT’S GOING TO HAVE A NEGATIVE

Former Danish official: Trump’s Greenland bid is ‘insulting’


♪ ♪>>GREENLAND WAS JUST AN IDEA, JUST A THOUGHT BUT WHEN THEY SAY IT WAS ABSURD AND SAID THEY NASTY, VERY SARCASTIC WAY I SAID, WE WILL MAKE IT SOME OTHER TIME. WE WILL GO TO DENMARK. I LOVE DENMARK. I’VE BEEN TO DENMARK. WE WILL DO IT ANOTHER TIME.>>Martha: PRESIDENT TRUMP EXPLAINING WHY HE SCRAPPED HIS UPCOMING TRIP TO DENMARK TO DISCUSS THE POSSIBILITY OF THE SALE OF GREENLAND, THAT DECISION WIDELY PANNED BY THE PEOPLE AND POLITICIANS WHO SPOKE OUT IN DENMARK. WATCH.>>I THINK IT’S A VERY BAD WAY OF TALKING ABOUT A COUNTRY AND ESPECIALLY THE PEOPLE OF GREENLAND. I THINK HE NEEDS TO SHOW SOME MORE RESPECT.>>HE ACTS LIKE A SPOILED CHILD. THE DANISH PUBLIC, CLEAR MESSAGES TO THE AMERICAN WORKERS, PLEASE VOTE FOR ANOTHER PRESIDENT NEXT TIME.>>Martha: MY NEXT GUEST WE DID THIS TODAY, TRUMP ASSUMES THE ANONYMOUS PART OF OUR COUNTRY IS FOR SALE ON THAT INSULTINGLY CANCELS THE VISIT THAT EVERYONE WAS PREPARING FOR. OUR PARTS FOR THE U.S. FOR SALE? ALASKA? PLEASE SHOW SOME MORE RESPECT. THE FORMER MINISTER OF BUSINESS. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. WHAT IS YOUR REACTION TO WHAT THE PRESIDENT’S? HE SAID IT WAS AN IDEA, A SUGGESTION AND HE DIDN’T EXPECT IN HIS WORDS, A NASTY RESPONSE.>>IS UNFORTUNATE THAT THERE ARE SUCH WORDS ON BOTH SIDES. IT WAS A SURPRISE TO US AND DENMARK THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP WOULD PUBLICLY RAISE THE IDEA OF BUYING GREENLAND BECAUSE NOBODY IN DENMARK OR GREENLAND HAS EVER INDICATED THAT IT WOULD BE FOR SALE. IT MIGHT’VE BEEN A GOOD IDEA TO CONSULT THE EMBASSY, ANY ONE AND THE FOREIGN MINISTRY IN THE U.S. OR SOMEONE WHO KNOWS ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS BEFORE GOING OUT WITH AN IDEA BECAUSE IT WAS HARD FOR THE PRIME MINISTER TO BLANKLEY SAY NO, THAT IS THE CASE AND IT’S NOT FOR SALE. WE DON’T WANT TO INSULT THE U.S. AND NOTHING PRESIDENT, BUT THE IDEA OF BUYING PART OF DANISH TERRITORY AND THE 50,000 PEOPLE LIVING THERE IS INSULTING BECAUSE IT’S TALKING ABOUT GREENLAND LIKE IT’S SOME KIND OF COMMODITY AND IT’S REAL PEOPLE LIVING THERE. IT’S NOT A COMMODITY, NOT FOR SALE AND IT’S INDICATING WE WOULDN’T CARE ABOUT GREENLAND AND WE DO.>>Martha: AS HE MENTIONED, MIKE POMPEO PUT OUT AN EXPRESSION OF ALLIANCE TO HIS COUNTERPART AND DENMARK TODAY SO WHAT LOOKS LIKE THEY ARE TRYING TO SMOOTH THIS OVER. IT’S INTERESTING THAT 67% OF ALL ADULT GREEN LENDERS SUPPORT A VISION OF GREENLAND AS AN INDEPENDENT STATE AND THEY DO TAKE ABOUT $600 MILLION FROM THE DANISH ECONOMY IN ORDER TO SUPPORT THEMSELVES, OTHER PEOPLE AND DENMARK WHO DISAGREE? ARE PEOPLE SAY, WE DON’T NEED GREENLAND AND THEY WOULD RATHER BE ON THEIR OWN ANYWAY?>>I DON’T THINK YOU WILL FIND ALMOST ANYBODY WHO WANTS TO SELL GREENLAND. IT WOULD HAVE TO BE THERE DECISION. THEY ARE VERY INDEPENDENT. THEY HAVE THEIR OWN CULTURE AND THEIR OWN LANGUAGE. THEY ARE PART OF THE KINGDOM OF DENMARK, BUT THEY HAVE THEIR OWN LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND THEY DECIDE ON THOSE MATTERS LOCALLY. THEY STILL HAVE CHOSEN TO REMAIN PART OF DENMARK BECAUSE THEY THINK THAT IS BEST FOR GREENLAND. THAT’S UP TO THEM.>>Martha: THE PRESIDENT WOULD LIKE DENMARK TO UP THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO NATO SO IT’S A FULL 2% OF YOUR GDP. DO YOU AGREE?>>I AGREE WITH THAT PERSONALLY. I’M A CONSERVATIVE MYSELF. I AGREE THAT THE U.S. SHOULDN’T PAY FOR OUR SECURITY. I THINK ALL NATO MEMBERS NEED TO SPEND MORE AND LIVE UP TO THE 2% TARGET.>>Martha: WE FOUND OUT SOMETHING YOU AGREE ON, EVERYBODY AGREES ON.

Anderson Cooper mocks Fox News host’s ‘trolley to hell’


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

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

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WE GO TO KASEY HUNT.>>Reporter: EVEN BEFORE HIS STUNNING PRESS CONFERENCE ENDED, THE FIERY REACTION BEGINNING. SWIFT CONDEMNATION FROM SO MANY CORNERS OF AMERICAN LIFE, INCLUDING MEMBERS OF THE PRESIDENT’S OWN PARTY. REPUBLICANS UPSET HE DOUBLED DOWN, BLAMING BOTH SIDES AGAIN FOR THE VIOLENCE. REPUBLICAN CONGRESSWOMAN ROSS TWEETING BLAMING BOTH SIDES FOR CHARLOTTESVILLE? NO. BACK TO RELATIVISM WHEN DEALING WITH KKK, NAZI SYMPATHIZERS, WHITE SUPREMACISTS? JUST NO. MARCO RUBIO SAYING, QUOTE, A TERROR ATTACK BY WHITE SUPREMACISTS. MARK WARNER TWEETING, NO WORDS. AND BEYOND THE BELTWAY, CELEBRITIES AND SPORTS STARS WEIGHING IN. LeBRON JAMES WRITING ON TWITTER, HATE HAS ALWAYS EXISTED IN AMERICA. YES, WE KNOW THAT. BUT DONALD TRUMP JUST MADE IT FASHIONABLE AGAIN, BUT THE PRESIDENT DID EARN PRAISE FROM ONE CORNER, WHITE SUPREMACISTS WHO TOOK IT AS A SIGN OF ACCEPTANCE. DAVID DUKE, THE FORMER KKK GRAND WIZARD WRITING, THANK YOU, PRESIDENT TRUMP, FOR YOUR HONESTY AND COURAGE FOR TELLING THE TRUTH ABOUT CHARLOTTESVILLE. AND SPENCER SAYING THE REMARKS WERE FAIR. MORE SHARP CRITICISM FROM RICHARD TRUMPKA SAYING HE’LL RESIGN FROM THE PRESIDENT’S MANUFACTURING COUNCIL. HE CAN’T TOLERATE BIGOTRY AND DOMESTIC TERRORISM.>>THAT COULD BE PARTICULARLY MEANINGFUL, BECAUSE HE REPRESENTS SO MANY OF THE BLUE COLLAR WORKERS WHO HELPED TRUMP TO VICTORY IN STATES LIKE MICHIGAN AND WISCONSIN. AND NOW THERE ARE AT LEAST FIVE EXECUTIVES WHO HAVE RESIGNED FROM DIFFERENT PRESIDENTIAL ADVISORY BOARDS. THERE ARE OTHERS WHO SAY THAT THEY’LL STAY ON, BUT ALSO TONIGHT, LESTER, THE HOUSE SPEAKER, PAUL RY

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

Tucker: What exactly is Joe Biden running on?


TUCKER CARLSON, COMING UP NEXT. GOOD NIGHT, EVERYBODY. ♪ ♪>>Tucker: GOOD EVENING, WELCOME TO “TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT.” IT WOULD BE FUNNY TO DO A PULSE ON TIME AND ASKED PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN WASHINGTON, D.C., HAVE YOU EVER MET JOE BIDEN PERSONALLY? QUESTION MIKE I BET A STRIKINGLY LARGE PERCENTAGE WOULD SAY YES. HE HAS BEEN IN WASHINGTON FOR IT FOREVER. HOW LONG? HERE SOME PERSPECTIVE. JOE BIDEN FIRST RAN FOR PRESIDENT MORE THAN 30 YEARS AGO. DIDN’T GO WELL, TO PUT IT MILDLY. AT THE TIME, BIDEN WAS CAUGHT STEALING DETAILS FROM ANOTHER MAN’S BIOGRAPHY, NEIL CONNECT. OF COURSE, HE DROPPED OUT IN A HUMILIATING SCANDAL. PEOPLE WHO KNEW HIM ALWAYS THOUGHT HE WOULD TRY AGAIN FOR THE PRESIDENCY AND OF COURSE, HE IS. THIS YEAR SEEMS A PRETTY STRANGE TIME TO DO IT. IT’S HARD TO IMAGINE A CANDIDATE MORE OUT OF STEP WITH THE MOMENT HE’S RUNNING. BIDEN IS OLD AND PALE AND HIS PARTY WORSHIPS YOUTH AND DIVERSITY. HE HAS SPENT DECADES REPRESENTING AS A MODERATE AT A TIME WHEN IS MARTY PARTY IS MOVING HARD TO THE LEFT. AS OF RIGHT NOW THOUGH, BIDEN IS STILL THE FRONT RUNNER FOR THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION BUT IS NOT A COMFORTABLE FIT. SO WHAT EXACTLY IS JOE BIDEN RUNNING ON? WELL YOU GUESSED, IDEAS, HAVE ANOTHER THEORY, YOU’VE MOSTLY HAD A FEW BEERS ALREADY. IF YOU THINK THAT, NO, BIDEN IS NOT RUNNING IT ON IDEAS, INSIGHT, HE IS RUNNING ON ELECTABILITY. THE NOTION THAT ONLY HE, ONLY JOE BIDEN, CAN BE DONALD TRUMP. WE WILL LET BIDEN’S NEW CAMPAIGN AT EXPLAIN. WATCH.>>WE KNOW IN OUR BONES OF THIS ELECTION IS DIFFERENT. THE STAKES ARE HIGHER. THE THREAT IS MORE SERIOUS. WE HAVE TO BE DONALD TRUMP AND ALL THE POLES AGREE, JOE BIDEN I ALL THE POLES AGREE, JOE BIDEN S ALL THE POLES AGREE, JOE BIDEN T ALL THE POLES AGREE, JOE BIDEN E ALL THE POLES AGREE, JOE BIDEN S ALL THE POLES AGREE, JOE BIDEN R ALL THE POLES AGREE, JOE BIDEN N ALL THE POLES AGREE, JOE BIDEN E ALL THE POLES AGREE, JOE BIDEN T DEMOCRAT TO DO THE JOB. TO RESTORE THE SOUL OF THE NATION BATTERED BY AN EROTIC VICIOUS, BULLYING PRESIDENT BIRDS DOG STRONG, STEADY, STABLE RELATED LEADERSHIP.>>GOT THAT? STRONG, STEADY, STABLE. NOW IT’S DODDERING, FLAKY, WEIRD. NO. STRONG, STEADY, STABLE. THAT’S JOE BIDEN SELF-DESCRIPTION. HE IS MOST EXPERIENCED CANDIDATE IN THE RACE. IN FACT, HE’S THE ONLY VICE PRESIDENT IN AMERICAN HISTORY WHO SERVED MORE THAN TWO FULL TERMS IN OFFICE BEER THAT’S HOW HE MET THE SURVIVORS OF THE PARK WHEN SHOOTING AT THE WHITE HOUSE JUST LAST YEAR. LAST YEAR. THE REST OF US ASSUMED ADVICE MIKE PRINCE WAS THE VICE PRESIDENT BUT NO. WATCH.>>I WATCH WHAT HAPPENED WHEN THOSE KIDS IN PARKLAND WENT UP TO SEE ME AND SOME OF YOU COVERED IT.>>Tucker: A GO. PRETTY IMPRESSIVE. YOU THOUGHT THAT PENANCE WAS THE VP? NOW. BIDEN WAS STILL THE VICE PRESIDENT AND NONE OF US KNOW OF IT. IT TURNS OUT THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS YOU DO KNOW ABOUT HIM. FOR EXAMPLE, BIDEN’S CONVENTIONAL BUT BIOGRAPHY, THE WHEN HE CAN FIND ON WIKIPEDIA CLAIMS HE WENT FROM A PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGE AND THENW HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGE AND THENI HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGE AND THENE HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGE AND THENS HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGE AND THENT HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGE AND THENO HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGE AND THENL HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGE AND THENW HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGE AND THENS HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGE AND THENH HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGE AND THENO HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGE AND THEN. HE GRADUATED-76 IN THE CLASS OF 85 STUDENTS BID THAT THE BIDEN WE THOUGHT WE KNEW. WHAT WE DIDN’T KNOW IS THAT WHILE BECOMING AN ATTORNEY, BIDEN WAS ALSO WORKING DEEP UNDERGROUND. LITERALLY UNDERGROUND AS A COAL MINER. STREAKED FACE AND HEAD LAMP INCLUDE A PAIR THAT’S WHAT HE’S CAUGHT SOMETIMES ALL THESE YEARS LATER, MINING JUST TAKES IT OUT OF THE MAN.>>IT YOU MAY BE AGAINST ME BUT I AM A HARD COALMINER. ANTHRACITE SCHOOL, CURRENT SCRANTON, PENNSYLVANIA, PAIR THAT’S WHERE I WAS BORN AND RAISED. AND IT’S NICE TO BE BACK IN COAL COUNTRY.>>Tucker: YOU HAVE. A COAL MINER. IT’S TRUE. YOU SHOULD ALSO KNOW THAT BIDEN WAS ALSO AT VARIOUS TIMES OF FIREMEN, HARD-BOILED HOMICIDE DETECTOR, A GOLD MINER IN THE UCONN, AND A WISE OLD INDIAN CHIEF WHO SLAYED MANY OF THEIR IN HIS DAY. NOT YOUR AVERAGE POLITICIAN, FOR SURE. NEEDLESS TO SAY, BIDEN WAS ALSO A WAR HERO. OF COURSE HE WAS. DON IN HIS GENERATIONS WAR. NO. AS THE OLDEST OLDEST AMERICAN SOLDIER/U.S. SENATOR SERVING INI SOLDIER/U.S. SENATOR SERVING INA SOLDIER/U.S. SENATOR SERVING IN, BRAVING LIMITLESS ENEMY FIRED TO BRING DEMOCRACY TO THAT NATION APPEARED WATCH.>>NUMBER ONE, YOU TAKE ALL THE TROOPS OUT, YOU BETTER HAVE HELICOPTERS READY TO TAKE THOSE 3,000 CIVILIANS INSIDE THE GREEN ZONE WHERE I HAVE BEEN SEVEN TIMES AND SHOT AT.>>Tucker: YEAH, HE’S BEEN SHOT OUT. OTHERS WE SHOULD TELL YOU REMEMBER THAT MOMENT DIFFERENTLY PAIR THEY CLAIM BIDEN WAS SIMPLY STAYING AT A HOTEL IN IRAQ WHEN A MORE EXPLODED HUNDRED YARDS AWAY. IT DIDN’T EVEN DELAY THE BREAKFAST BUFFET BUT WHATEVER APPEARED TO BIDEN, IT WAS ANOTHER DEATH-DEFYING MOMENT IN A LONG LIFE AT THE WORLD’S MOST INTERESTING MONITOR. LISTEN TO THE TIME HE NEARLY GOT KILLED BY THE TRAVEL BAN.>>IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHERE AL QAEDA LIVES, YOU WANT TO KNOW WHERE BIN LADEN IS, COME BACK TO AFGHANISTAN WITH ME. COME BACK TO THE AREA WHERE MY HELICOPTER WAS FORCED DOWN AND THE THREE-STAR GENERAL AND THREE UNITED STATES SENATORS HAD 10,000 FEET IN THE MIDDLE OF THOSE MOUNTAINS. I CAN TELL YOU WHERE THEY ARE.>>Tucker: I ONCE AGAIN, WE MUST TRY TO, THERE WAS SOME DISPUTE ABOUT WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED OTHER POSSIBLY MORE FACTUALLY REALLY ARE A RELIABLE CLAIM THAT BIDEN’S HELICOPTER LANDED BECAUSE OF A SNOWSTORM, NOT BECAUSE USAMA BIN LADEN WAS PERSONALLY TRYING TO MURDER BIDEN. BUT DON’T TELL SENATOR BIDEN THAT. NOR SHOULD YOU TELL HIM THAT NOBODY CAN REMEMBER SEEING HIM AT ALL THOSE CIVIL RIGHTS FITTINGS AND DEMONSTRATIONS HE CLAIMED TO HAVE LEAD IN THE 1960s. HE AND MARTIN LUTHER KING, LEADERS OF THE MOVEMENT, THAT WAS HIS STORY COULD HE’S GOT A MILLION STORIES LIKE THAT AND HE’S THE HERO OF EVERY SKILL ONE OF THEM. TAKE A SEAT AND HE WILL TELL YO YOU. AS YOU LISTEN, THIS MAN, THIS

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About a forty minute police chase through some of those streets and roadways of Oklahoma city’s a we’ve been monitoring this for you on fox ten phoenix.com but boy. December no which is going to come up on our fees right here on facts an extra thank you so much foroinings hereoday everybya live loo athe marts rig w. W havtown to two hundd and sixtyine poin ere in the r anoth a down yooking to ape up wel see ast gee p at noosymbol Checkith the. Rit here ofox tenxtra evybod buthanko much for inin u a ttleit wll te o to a s said ewsonfence thehiteouse tha wraed up.rlieodt gethosoo oen hado de thmmigtion will play that Fauria. In its entirety right here on news now everyone might pay share long sat around noon. Taken in this Monday and- over the weekend makes story is when you woke up. Saturday morning seeing that up steam Jeffrey apps the- dies in prison. This was a big one ty got a lot of dia atteion. Soou know b. Alaccountst is auicide. There ary They rlly em tbe a of atThe generatonow seemo have anye facte tweed. e ofhe in theoes thas . t went Cory’. Crte andven e Attoey Genalas speang a ltle ie e yingHis ha days ter questisbout wheer thet that ng f e any sveillancpiecesf videote. Quesonsbout h his celliteral in the hoursate f befoe there’no dbt abo it w.eson Thinterestg anes inow. Userho. Ia e the ney is outhere s. Ste yeaho after his ate. The oryy intestinironyI was reing up on it er the weekend s t kn that wouldven he a ll matyou uld ink caushe’such high haGooduck sothing. I en wain tre on a murderharg And altugh ‘s- he said at he ver id fingeon him mns a rult also int e V. when thvideo me out I didn’t rlize. ghtext inhe hrt oman d. Okight fr her. I mean thiis a mansioof an area. The city there but- ‘s aays when t cri taka look aer know that. Canr neighbhoods a mattf the p ceoobike youere lking abo the guy blew right through it in about a half hour long chase. And he blew right through the security u know it’s all hands on deck determine was of stolen car or was there some other crime that he was you know whateason was he tried to avoid police with us you’re getting your wish now they are definitely zoom in out has or some those are some pretty spectacular mansions in that part oOklahoma Cy. Really really there’s the gate that we were just talking. Game no longer on the-ncomg way. Today yeah. All right bs in her news here well Joe Biden. Ovs ke h c’t get Som ment going rig iIowa when need a lot of people not talkinabouthe spehes tha ‘s givg on the gs. That that exact rightBecausn was kda kno as thgas Man during hi timin offic dung his eightears i offi that’s actually ere present heetith somoffm is the- stuntd . Down aarjory StonemaDougla hi schoolWell if u know the ming n that tt btle event ppt nald Tmp resolion tthe pence n. They g into avice pside stilmeet wh tmutt wasdid woh it wasMonthsn mall So w just looks likyou has. e dates ong he dn’t ma allDo y thinke want Remeering ndy ho and.s. Ye and iis it is really intesting I mean tuse this this parculartoryow as a ringbod to e biggtory isiden i calling for re instituting the wall wasor severb s . You n’t hear t presint calling ft sily cal. Baground ches but itean to bome reali this rt of e issuof the d e issue the wk. Mayb feel le.his will frly big sue on thcampai trail the cing mths for u and prident tmp over e weekend lik heormally ds pu out aeries of tweets one of tm has to do Wh Joe Bidenayinn facts not tth ds anybod rely belie he is menlly fit tbe e playing ia very b and mplicad wor Joe Doe’t ve a ce yh wl s this the thi. Oth Democts usingisaffes to iticizg him. Iuess probabl by viue numbs poll numbsre so good you at likehe tough lean.s really cantor h r inedibopul so thenly person who’r e th’s trueecau you fure li because tre’so mai stil Ithe rt wao. Rllyttac seone Go poi. Becaeomeby i.going quit liky. w goio ben th debate ageith Joeiden the next timeroun cld vyell yeo y knoJohncCaidate used tsayn pitu r tolongonneion holdne a all.ecau y Th couple of months down the road or a yearown eoad wi b somodyou will need to be coy That is te. Fks l’s check with e marksight now do two hdred a six six. ints right there take a look lot today whong Ko ando do a more proesting rht I mean. Reallg a that the couldhese oteste cou stown on the biest aportsn the wod wh tsit i There b I n’t bieve thereaining acss tany ofhe secur aircraft anyingikehat. They’r holding such aassive is is veryifficu fcour ople to move arod.nd it’s enoughn th theirlinetarted sing outbnd flits y can g no Thei vowing to ay tre for quite t bemes as- tense now. As iis theyr y be ved o For arovedrd not even bught t wod allo extradition. To mainnd Chi as ty call So but n they are demanding Decracfor the long haul.a. And thatounds le a great idea to those of us who lov frdom. Freedom of speech and those kinds of things. But technically they are a parof ina. And China’s watching this the government i the communist government in Beijing is wating thi And at the same time they have to think about the kids you know they e. Wl what’s going on in Taiwan becse Iean they’r allheset s wo to get ady r Cha to vadeell . I don’t I don’t know where some of those. ‘re going to say but they have for a very longerio otime said they want to be reunited a reunified with Taiwan which vistsel as a fully independent natn. With rlly no dect ties tthe dot go with the proster in Hong Kon befe there’s some sort of heavy hande wa bad situaon Mike a maket tt mI thk someeople e worrd road rightAll right let ofmbe ht populs justoming to ourees rht w thiis goi to be They a dng a nsnoaliti.he conferce today af whapped earer tay at thWhite House wn ty ge this rllyn ne confence kinof stae s. And you kw if they want to limit. Soal secury benefies tt ybe d’t nd a cerin reshol yh Ihink a nber of whathey’re taing abt. You’re i e t go witthem but notic Mik s. Rollin it you get a chceo actuly listeo what c Cciney stted h newconferce o tellou whatt was like f immigred to thnited States and ct anyovernmt benitsnhe form. foodk nythin along tho lines eyasicallyust waed to beere for chanc to ha a pie of the American dream impre y what they could do s the it woule public charge has never been governnt as to einds ofe benefi if any are going to be given tpeopleho. Do immigrate legally emigrate t Uni’ . wel prably s som lalgs I think ttleo push bk b it’ justnterestie t this very interestingews nfercerom a little bit Miael ve a forou gs comi up yes a ght arod the you go p storie otht geing staedere r yo Whene come. y rit he on ws ttrou imemenFor lew incomings tt th ho migrts tthisountry s we’re going to play that here for you nt right here on ws joininus here toy also help promote immigrants sucss in the Unitedtate as they seek oppoo been cor princle iiance has erica the virtues o rseverce hard wk self suiciey laid the foundation of our natn and in thfind generations of immigrants seeking opportunitin t ited Stes. r curren law whic is generation old those who seek to live andnd remait e e Italia grandfather pyedhis Mario anSilvio. To come torole s America. But on they arrive my ge h certainly well enough to work. An. d list my fathern surehey cod speaEnglishat eort e ll enoh to wk and ey didMy familo e y to do it for theIn thisame hard wking srit shed b untlessmmigras who’v ma the U. S. theiromes ceral tour Amecan idtity. Th seve it’s als enooting for or aentury well oveu migratn laws goi back to nineen niny sithe la has reired foratiols trely their o cabilits. And thresours of theiramilie spsorsndrivate ornizatis in their term pubc chge in e law. And at terhadn bee earldefineby regulatn. We that what chans today with te publ crge rul psident ump admintratio i inforcg t idesf self suicienc and pernal responsibity. Ensing that themlves andecome suort succesul herin Ameca. Our whore liky tbecome aens blic crge fro comgo the Unitedtag . Publ charg now dined in a wa tt enses theaw is meing fullynforce And that tse wo thrule of publicharges n define o reives oner more desnated puic benits forore than twelveon. h into difrent befitsn one publ charggdmissility terminion is prpectf indidual is lily at ynd los at n point ithee a public arges definit in theegc a atend loc as ll as tribal cas air inme maienancend a small list ofe that a pt ofhe res ares geralssistae SS I snaed mo forms of Micaid and progms. gnifictly tg forms of gornme assistae th proct childn and pregna women healtas blic befits. Thisnclude ergencyedical studes sastereliefationa schl der t agef tnty e foi with pregna wom.s foer carnd aption loan eney assiance food paries heless sheltersnd head srs ruleill apply pro activy only tad n Octobefifteeh of ts year. e thisule iimplemted and activ on USCIS careemmigraon what we ca highe those. alie current andast recptllenerd the dignad pubc benets wle ihe d r when emining alications. Howevern cash benefseceivebefore Ocber fifteth wilnot nsider as a negave facr. The unrd on a bartisaasislso a mimum each plicans age health.s reurces and fancial stas and thel as wels othe facto set forth the talityf the ccumstances offirs willssess all of e evidene factors.o one ftorlone ll decide appcant’sase. Most ofe revihen conderings to imgratiobenefi plicatns. Unr this final ruSCIS wl be ae to jective padedurman whether aapplicant ilikely reive publi benits abeo the degna. Imrtantly ts finaluleas impac ohumanirian bas migrationrogramor regees and alum he’s no impact om engine f traffking vtims and vicc carved o exemptionor tse categoro d he hrs strtly tohe also excsiononsirationws as wrte publ benefits reived by certaimed forces a theirpousesnd childr asi nefits for emergencyedical seices. stly under t applant seeng your gen card froie l the publi charg groun to a leg permant rident.f bond. So tconclu I jus ting ain thaGenerations ofmmigrants strenhen the undation of r cotry. And mang positiveontribions toy and wexpect thao contue itheh faithf ecutionf our tion’song staing laws chargin admsibity rule beer insurerhat iigrant e able tsuccesully pporthemselves as they se portuny heren Amica Througut ouro their otstra tpurse dots theidreamsnd the opportunity of ts grt nation. Asp t upho theule ofawThis adminiratisr ared hisryndncouraging the core e thAmericream aeality d wi that m happto tak me queions. As y know. imary fus of is psident thughout hisresidency has ben ilgal iigrati the focusf what is outlinein this ppl imgratio S. whyhe chae in focus this le gs all e way bkr effo. I you te a look at th fly pried item it’ it’llt’llae ve thoroh in thfirst attet to t into operaonal fact as at Coness itsel has sd ‘re supposed to consider whe deca admiibilit I wou als own as the hd of the agency perment resideyor mang ople. Lasyear we sren more Aricae s year expec tsee silar numberagain so we’ not at alaid ofof ihe tru ministtion pcessin prerly lal immration I thinkhat e deard mor discuion of ilgal iigrati but wve been pssini nine six tt is n beeineen ven. Aeaningfu o facthe neteeninety ne som idanceas putn pce wh foll the re neve follod.prumptid rule wch as said forhe firs timeeally puts aningfeat on e bone o e nineen ninety six l ssed oa bipartan basis is doenot sutitute. Do congssiona aion i other areas foI meionedhe sit leasere not cover l ylum is a majubject of fos fors in oun my ency. And wh t crisiof the bordee n m e sames thebama happen. So i this. Nrow ar of ou respoibilit we direion and wves I said t meatn the nesere ink toy y Sir tnk you think uaves rson ts morng iyou uld that ge us an update . Wt’s haening with tha rk permi. Foasylum seekerof peoe whoscase ve beeadjudicateyet. Th’re beg procsed ithe dinary crse of buness so a reguto otrhings thin the ageyn righ now e p todasorry. there wer ras ando on the firstion peon frohis fit firs mmutatn. Who s arrest afteis binn l imgrants we arreed. D at dision to grant. Perso connoty y t does those one perso at aime I thin wt you w used to th wee in enfoing the law meetg ful w seven Misssippi. On ocoursetef vestatio still ooing criminal iestition growg ouf thai prevus yea tirnforment forts a u And I thi you ca expec tsee moref that as parts o enrce thlaw yeSir I so jourlists going to beorrn financiar ample ia man has citiz. Daught we g nefitse migh bafraid t ply f those befits s daughter hio s an exclent qstionith the ceip by citize in the householdf puicenefit will not affec the coideration f a partilar ienss a geral matteso the cizens. Agai iheir receipt of conserationf an alieas a thisule y’ll see wetartedt out by. That a notovered ande no and forev more a clear haveni stingfhe two so anye o hasny queionbout paicular befit. Wou be nsiderntoonsidetion for gree card will bebleo easilyr websit and it is ptf the ssagee’reroadcaingt’s y I talk to yond lisd so many.f . e at as we. Idea I’m sorry. I’m net fotwo qutions d- buI facthat is long the plic arteras beein efft nce thlate ehteen longhe wor of th base as e stat of libert degre gi us yo tired you poor. Yourmplemeing a telharger rule forhe fst te is that sentimd . wordcome dn. Come doe statue o libty. We haveared the st welme. Additns in thorld. On a l of sis where the you be ming he to joinr imgratin yrselfhis ru fourundr thousd peop ye. Ts applitionso become legalee sident Will ilude. A theye likyo become athe puic crge or noI do n ink byny meaReadyo libey yes ‘amEvery ltleanythingf isow mucthis i costi U this taxpayso s s thers milonsf Amerans who aept ps r healcare otheir n f ampleo why i tha diffent f someoneho’s in th cntry legally w’s stgglio a yoknow he rtain nee but he as well. So t bs long tm befitf sking to ense than firs. Yo cantandn theizens n two et who wl not be relian onm pecially in thage of e modernelfs so expsive. An pensiv suffiency thahas bn a the vue set for s lon is criticar part o theotivatn forule li thi is forhe befit th gs allhe w bac a rules I said elier simply puts meat on t bon of that consie nefi f taxpars i for visitihe- ii the cost is count so let n lk at tha ithe be l andnd all stheecidin ftor which is why we ctinueo use e totatyf circstance thisuestio of a chilngto efct youalkbouthe question of whz h partular cas tha somebod use lot of a familhat are havet yet gten thr gen cards theo e dical serces wther tt them tkeep them you know fsingep the stets parate A they are gogof usg the rviceso whic to dermine O two tee nay years out ft apy. r a grn cardou th’re liky lately ur or wheer ah not to get a greecard if th e the rvices of e fears at the will be aave o ople aoss thcountr Who ll decide not to geot to use the afrmativy ttheirwn titl to. Outft t o youHow doou counter that. If in ft you wa tm to u the serv’ entledr is i Or this ally a st of forto say. peop that shoun’t be. Well. is f Thiss and lk backt that tuatio causeemember we substaially sr ce e exceptn o this tha wou ve qualifi underhe neteen ninetnine gdanc which fan th sk what wre trying to undethe ciumstansouen descbe if you’re tking abt anpplicant w hhe thei way o of that sittionecesso that’sase they make to th reer case workeill immiation svice offer. e b w do wto avoi lookin tthe fue e e thosublic benits we’ tryingo avoi thasituatn benets arehere is a idge right kc benets are digne f peop to ben them for er therere whether u’re aimmigrant. To he folFor a me so. So are yosayiu remeer grant yourdvice to benets because thi This is goa count agnst you. No I wa ung yr example whe they nd thy finaially I took ur descption ay thathentire leg immiationystem is digned. Congrs f the befit of America ag foherere peoe whore going tlive r y d on their o two ft with th me sor of reiremenhat ‘vead ithe pa for wl over centu n t benefits be wghted differently tee difrent ates don’t use Medaid that benets no buthe use of thefielgn benets ovethe elve mon riod inhirty x months wod be a avily native faor tir of tir negative negati factors the positeactorhd factors n exple t other se if u ve private hlth inrance that ia d positi facto S those a the tality of rcumstcesn d obviouslye cl the mor heilyeighte factors more than the oers b they we her outspok crics of the ministtion’s Graon policies borem . theiconcernow yorewing CathicFamiliia thCatholic bisho he the say on thsubject a ty ceainly a close forsnd I ulday as Catholicne of this Ia e st suppoers o pple i thisount befee had a th cnging and I don see y cflict th enforcinghe law as i. w targed t el Pahootin bn u of t ratesIn theity t it’sust. For issues illelly nowhis obously why ouldn’t th campti well fir ofll. Tss as dealg wh theost recen eratnft buthis is n new ts whe sam questn mighhave beeaskedor my Immigrt ancesrs were comgg. in andd e e wee simply makg effecti reonor any parcularo oup. Tfeel le this rgetinhemhe Seo fly ross t worldillpply t re tn eigeen asn any otherikely more Latis wl ife hads coersaon aundredears ago they woulve applio mo Italis orou knowe save time. Wl I thinkhat th diviseness maye o me rhetoralu alin you roleealth ce at with some ohow yo rert it s Sir m into into reYeah that’right. Thank. Orge tI.ormer ce esidenJoe Biden sai tt the Unitey take anoth twoillion regees these kinof commes onhe camign trl the tru administraon. have to how my more immrants d out ere at a the oynumr ings wh form nbersr thannualefugeeumber thataier qst haens ery yearfourse wee tingn I wa to sa arnd a milon plu aear righ now ay youruestioall right ste estiones mam. Toof the charts rolempact fute applicatiod finciall. Suort thfamin mber but in e fami basin. So what you uld normall he in ths u to he an fidavi of necearily fallnto theuppor S tht cagoryf bei addreed by ifhey he anffidavfse suppor wch ibn scrunizedy USC officer. d i is believed that spsored can in fact suprt those.r 12 of t feder poverty guideles whi is the andard the that wld be the it relates to that sortfs applicat huge piece of legal immigration in this country thank you all very much Evernehankso mh for joir st Me pages or we always try to bng you this top orie and heainesrom ross the cntry a’m going to go out. To Ne Yk tyight now whe we ar ttin a new confence he in from This is t New Yk immiation coation h they are tkii actis thathey dot feel. Ou gat fro t trump adnistrati let’s lten to thisigh. is regation ‘ll golive. AnI justant toee how thhisegulatns gting sted inhe wakf all of e attasnd the sotings at have rgeted immrant mmunies ana mome where are a reall. Let meust th rule goi to do. An I ink it’s pecial tubli venhat’s hpene over e last cple e s alover ts countrbeing tan. Trac. Buthere’ n ubt in o mind. Tt this ruleilllms e liveof new Yorkers a well. Thul sa that for aone whis must fego shter and bacite d it. medicacae thathis rule forci migran to chse. And bacall it’goin to epen povert iso a d c arge rulatiowill d. forcinhesemt h toitizenipnd for growi these sics y sast forew York Ci and r New rk staAnd I nt to kno. Th i g immiant commuties that innse efftyhe truaeryf ministtion to ntinue to rget iigra communiti wi cruel and wh fear. And so we k g from ts is notake NeYork. Amera any rder as welt is simy gr ngriernd sicrBut I nt to te thathis fht is noover. ere’still an portunyo figh back i fothe xt six days. We are gog to dexactlthat. We are goi th l of ouallies and our champis we’ goingo figh ba in th halls o Congrs. re going tfight bk in weSo whave t New Yorkgo migration coation we will wo close with ny of r great liesy To mak sure at were channeng theoice ofll new Yoersmmigras a allie Thate willight bk wit ery ferf our bng. immiant counitieand Ne Yo depen on it. An soe will ecatw we cor theext sty day til Ocber fieenth.o fight ckSo Ie e some of r gre chaions a r alls to eak tay. First d foreso t Clk. She h been champn for immias leinghe way oissuuch T. P. S. a she was one of an prose as. Thaheeam inoduc earlier this year Coress somebodthat Cla.m ank u. This opportunity to thank Ste a theeam her athe Nework immrati coalitn and i nce. Ouworkmmobizin o beha of thw Yo Cit and ieedhe immiants othist y beenery attenve tthe. imat that bng cated der.he trump ainisation r immiants aoss this nation and p r so myarsoulnerae Clk of t ninthistrt of Cgres woe w York whi is centr Brooyn. I am. airpern othe immiation sk for. A I have bnushe lleagu acrs the aisle t ange the bavior to and clime of onslaht of uelty veoves andn humaty to imgran of crsehis. Unfounately t hou of is i recest t momt.nat en w allelie tha w ould be in ssion and ssin comnenseun law Thatarged iis commitie tt ha cruey an hunityhat of families. o inhe Utedt atesf Amera. Th just sueringhat ‘re eing in rommunieshisrobabl be stad bStev makos s moulnerable the is any our comnn ason und theun f such a dramic ml n counits whe falies are of mes sty t e n counits tt mas itess kely thataren wiltake hos the mls tse areo. invidus w are already contbutinga w unrtainty. A thaisat beuse ere. sire is tdo nothg more s to citenshAnd if the soety pers that. We mak the oicr ma ofs th meahat r miliill si deernto Yo immigrati coationewk inte to std k Washiton. Jo eve leg effort o tl s policiesf thtrum admistraon. Butt unt othat so canccou ou in r communities to and together wh thfait mmunit to what can On time. great distress and I thank you once ainNext woullike a champion. For immigrant communities here in New York why no it’s been working with their team religiously over the past couple months to be prepared. Please welcome our commissioner f in nna res r thcity oNew Yo. In uffy. od morng eveone . Rems tbe her today undethe ciumstans but I think e r leadershipnd parershipn this a ss th have. ally been extremel distr p those w are he andhe left ioffie counity rtnersho aren the grnd aA e onesupportg famiesn mang goo decisns and hopinghat wg f wealk aw with other meage tod ifhe pre. that y lea hereoday withss no hf thiss not yein the fac Hous will t te effec untiOctor ft t v d we inten to doo as t thisn cour. Anthat ise eryntention of rs to ensu that neveroes to effect. Tg ly appliedo every singl peon it esn’tPeop w areligiblor benits mt people arer benefits todayike U.. citize chig don’t aly to sorreasen’ itoesn’tpplyo cre viims isonfusi its docunts that requires peopledr e compcated aa.eeply ti law lp mak the rig decions emwer ourommunies pleas t them kw theyan cal ree onone th can s tion Nhinkin get brilant cmunity parers thinng ged make eowerecisns f famies wshouldot go food healthOt th neefor eir surval. 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All I cat spe to th I canay that ts ofl precute aoneho has falsifd aorm r senty the the st time u n also be soe hav routely incling aseceny as lasye- accdingo the fidavi suprt of e criminal colainthe affidit says that cole wasnvolve cause bats wante to hi t purcha o these this amnition are of this magine dy aornd A. E part fm his parentu keembers fm man andf tuatns by buying. Mayb yourlf. Ye but ithere e- therwas no any Thatats wld hidn self ha beenny mor or ss thesthingsan calng.disquafied ff What t likely e conditnal chges . At theederalevel wh anythi inforl and- special ant tned wh r him uld u careo speak to thaatl oning the’s aot tt has be don in then the pt we there still lot to rough lotf evidceTo reviewA lotn primy cell one tthee shoote was cm n Augu fourtyes. Wee stil throh thatellhone b itigh wa opene le lasteek th are n revieng the there ho Ian’t sak to gointo use the fearm f t we he notound a gointo conct thiattack. Anmore. 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Ofhe upp ceiverction areI can’t are tha I wanto be ear that thist is ongoi it’soing tbeh though. The. B. I. Dayn policeilg m of eve piece of idencef any crims disceredn t coursof capaef bein procute. It that. ah we ha one mef questi. Tha crime ank yo. A fortunely yes ye It’sood to se ys for l y have ne ovethe dedes foFO P. dI want toay thaa veryrateful e mayo. Foher. pport o And. Congssmancalise it’s go to see u lookg so wel is morning. really apprecte you ipiring remas eeciall for remiing u o the hoism of acti prented a mas swt sualtyttack. fore I begin d liko briey addrs news fm the M. rrectial cter or the weekend regaing Jeffy apps teThis ia sex affickg case. seryh persallyt was portant e e dedited. osecuts i e Souern Dtrict of New rk ao our FBI agents o investated wee preping itor tri st imptantlyThisase wa portanto the vtims w had t courad confnt theccusedn the courroom. was aplled. And indeed the wle deptment reize and frankly angTo learn. Oo . We are n leaing of rious irregulaties a this cility th are dply coerning. d demand a. o g justhat we ll geto the Bu let me sure y that thi se wil contie on ainst yone w was cplic. Wi stainAny co cspirats shouldot ret ctimseserveusticend they wl get e r this mning wch is renew a retionsh. Wi old friend. It’s e joinithhe Fpay I joyed a ver cse retionsh wh the F this pition and’m loong rward to even clor o is time and let me s thaI am pros adminiration. Andnder esiden tru.ho so rongly sport l forcemt. Tomooworning the is nmore nle professi tn sera police oicerYou p you nigh of threst ous. Sleep ineace youever kw wt e nextay wilbring. What threat you mht fac. Bu stillou gr love one and head out to ce whatr wa. Thalls f a speal kind obraveI l Wa wn our troo went t. I rememb r visionollingut of rt StewarGeorge backhey were ticr tapee pades. Celebrating eir theiprecins evermornin. The are norowds eeri. An when u comome at e end othe dl ne the are no cker te. Parade. Os th lawnforcent is fiting aiffere kind agait crimal pretors it r sociy. An well there batts won d lost eh day the’s ner a fil victy. A finavicv sight. It takes apecial ndf covege to ge this a coitmentA specialind of honofor meTo be vited heing toe amonyou. d have theppos Thhorror ofl Pa inute u. yton still wgh healyn victs of tse evilacks. oday we e are al pe wh rponded tthe ene an eventefurthebloodshe and was pticulay srring to wah the otage om Dton the soting arted. And e civilis fled y could sehe polichargin headng tards t t o may ickly utrali ery Amerin suld tnk god th we ill hav mennd women like td l thereside will t let.t Ac of ma shootgOr domest terrosmo unsweredHe has bee&-pcsultingids dicted m andBIirecto te to wo witour state and lol partrs. well with thprivatsectorDevelo stratees ino adess tsehreatsncluding delopingools. eyan poteial ms shoors befe propals. Legiativend ofhey siket eratiol itiativ in th you at our pposals. Wi statand lol partrs. The rent aocities ao remi of a bac trut. Huma begs are capab of grt evilAnd ev in a althygood. But e societ vios e what snds beeen cos asis rnage the o handAnd th cilized iranqui ciety all yrn forn the of l enforment. You ree the on mas daand night. Evenn the st of timr callghan serng as a beenYou kn the fmersrlice oicers Cannly exi ithe pelebelieve at . have theersd se rtraint to ntrol their owworst ssionsnd appetis. Ifeople vaesAnd th moral discipne to control themsees and governmen uld ireasiny he to u ternalorce tkeep oer anthe commity would grually se itsreedom. This iwhats taing abt whene saidWe have stat e abity of eac of us t vern oselves. But live inn age w when t stitutn’s. Th we he relin to culcatealues anself rtraint have been der cstant assau f fiftyears anas a rulte S. Caboutd g up whout fatherslienat d angryounman. Gang enged ithe mo bruta Incrsedental illss and suicide aa dr epidec ilictin casuales bond d n mesticiolenc. An increas expltationYou na it. And wh iexpect to de with thS. as other ititutis iln advoce who is expecto stan td h pele’s the pieceYou ar e police t thin ue lin Andhat is why I sayhat the job y we being aed tdo and th the rks youcalleds nev bg onodayTake havnever en greate. st a jority o peoplo sport th polic uortunaly or beenncreasg vocaminori. Th regully aack to e police andde at iishe policwho a e baduys not therimina. And wheve nfrontion invving these force b police ty tomatilly startscreamg Regaless of thfacts now I thoff. notugga ner abusAs witll hum instutions there setimes bad apph atut the are vy much the exptionsot theule. anythi Ie m our pice offics und e mostxtremeircumsnces. Th antiolice nartive i Inecent years we halaw. of t notioThe ne somehn ay to sist t polic. This isompletelunacceable evious it was well undersod. Thaf l the ficer. The suect an.to alin theicinit. And for theason vtuallyll jusdictisaveade resistce to lices cre. 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Mo disrbing thatummerctuall fusing to precuteases o sistan to thpoliceSome e refung tprosece staffs sumrrefusing to the stribuon of rcotic invold. And whehey do deign tcha seekg stences tt are paetical lenient. So t tiesreeadedacko the juice and t results are o theevr crimand mo victi. Onof my mesgese Ameran peoe. edo pay cle aention to e issue of puic safety their commities as aociety w shld not take r poli ficersor graed. I would gain aenewedppreciatio. the nler r mmunitiesI would ke to seincread recognion tha being polefficers th tohest j in thcountry d it igettintoughe. An wouldike to se a gater coitmento suppting t lice. Ththin be lines gettinthinf orn offers pecapitaas fullmploymt economAndbeen dppina now ailablin oth sectors. hard. To attct the bese ndidatanyities are alady uble toill thr increasi. Thhardere makesAnd vae thpolice offer’s job t ss theare suorted. e rder wil be tattrt t thin we cnticipe thacandides thI ose whcome fward tserve. Will bi. e commity suorts t polic. It is imd loca jurdictio knock ore an. invesng in w enforcent.n govementsryingo be a impoante don’t fgethes sics and t veryeasone ha goverent is prote e publ safetThe ve fit duty o govnment is to ovideor theolice andf we areo mae e e compsation florce levs suicient equipnt and aduate traing. I uld like to tury highest priities are of violt crim. And cpad intinng tht the opid e s druglikeith the surgin thamphamine. en Iast seed as Atrney Geral i e earlninetiesViolen crime s at.t levels in our history. Starng the nineen siies w h refo. That turdurd of crimin jusce s ughablrevolvg do carcerions dro ecipitsly and crime rat I’m wn theauntle. decades. deared a nionalmergen it is marsl theation’s resours and it’s fhting ba. hava robust proam to attk te f itegal opioi and wve definily. 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Lucy Hale and David overtaking the Mike says MC is helping to celebrate and honor the nominees to my friend. Taylor. Taylor swift taking on Mister Ford for the first ever icon award thank you for giving me a life. Ingle minute every day I know that you’re the reason. Also making waves the Jonas brothers receiving this year’s choice decade award. Robert Downey junior accepting the choice action movie star an action movie awards for Avengers and game another Marvel superheaking mprise spider man far from home wins choice summer movie and then day or brings home aboard for choe summer movie actress these movies has been like a dream for me so thank you for allowing me to continue to live out my dream pluafte aman thinking voters on behalf of s co stars. cra ric Asiansindshoiccome movie. That waswesome the d about wt. A stch to a ne setp. 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NEXT ON “MORNING JOE.”>>>I AM SERIOUSLY THINKING OF>>>I AM SERIOUSLY THINKING OF RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT. RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT.>>THAT’S RIGHT.>>THAT’S RIGHT. HOWARD SCHULTZ COULD BE RUNNING HOWARD SCHULTZ COULD BE RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT FOR 2020 OR AS FOR PRESIDENT FOR 2020 OR AS THEY CALL IT STARBUCKS THEY CALL IT STARBUCKS VENTI-VENTI. VENTI-VENTI.>>SWROINJOINING US NOW HOWARD>>SWROINJOINING US NOW HOWARD SCHULTZ, A JOURNEY TO REIMAGINE SCHULTZ, A JOURNEY TO REIMAGINE THE PROMISE OF AMERICA. THE PROMISE OF AMERICA. MSNBC MIKE BARNICLE IS JOINING MSNBC MIKE BARNICLE IS JOINING US WITH THE CONVERSATION AS US WITH THE CONVERSATION AS WELL. WELL. HOWARD, I AM STILL ADDICTED TO HOWARD, I AM STILL ADDICTED TO MY COFFEE. MY COFFEE.>>I THINK WE NEED A LITTLE>>I THINK WE NEED A LITTLE DECALF THIS MORNING. DECALF THIS MORNING.>>OH, I ALWAYS HAVE THE TWO>>OH, I ALWAYS HAVE THE TWO SHOTS AND I CAN’T HELP MYSELF. SHOTS AND I CAN’T HELP MYSELF.>>SO, TALK ABOUT THE FIRST>>SO, TALK ABOUT THE FIRST COUPLE OF DAYS GETTING OUT THERE COUPLE OF DAYS GETTING OUT THERE AND GETTING THE MESSAGE. AND GETTING THE MESSAGE.>>I MUST BE DOING SOMETHING>>I MUST BE DOING SOMETHING RIGHT TO CREATE SO MUCH RIGHT TO CREATE SO MUCH INTERESTS AND BACKLASH FROM THE INTERESTS AND BACKLASH FROM THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. DEMOCRATIC PARTY. SOME OF IT IS A SURPRISE. SOME OF IT IS A SURPRISE. WE EXPECTED TO SEE SOME OF THE WE EXPECTED TO SEE SOME OF THE LEVEL — BUT NOT TO THE EXTENT. LEVEL — BUT NOT TO THE EXTENT. ON “60-MINUTES,” I SERIOUSLY ON “60-MINUTES,” I SERIOUSLY SAID I AM SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING SAID I AM SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING TO RUN AS PRESIDENT AS AN IN TO RUN AS PRESIDENT AS AN IN NANT NANT INDEPENDENT. INDEPENDENT. ALL OF THE ISSUES THAT THE ALL OF THE ISSUES THAT THE CURRENT GOVERNMENT BOTH PARTIES CURRENT GOVERNMENT BOTH PARTIES HAVE BEEN UNWILLING AND UNABLE HAVE BEEN UNWILLING AND UNABLE TO SOLVE, WHETHER A DEMOCRAT TO SOLVE, WHETHER A DEMOCRAT WINS A PRESIDENCY OR DONALD WINS A PRESIDENCY OR DONALD TRUMP GETS RE-ELECTED, I HOPE TRUMP GETS RE-ELECTED, I HOPE NOT. NOT. NOTHING IS GOING TO CHANGE. NOTHING IS GOING TO CHANGE.>>LET ME ASK YOU THIS.>>LET ME ASK YOU THIS.>>HOW DID YOU GET TO THE POINT>>HOW DID YOU GET TO THE POINT OF THINKING HEY, MAYBE THIS IS OF THINKING HEY, MAYBE THIS IS GOING TO HAPPEN. GOING TO HAPPEN. YOU KNOW OBVIOUSLY MIKE YOU KNOW OBVIOUSLY MIKE BLOOMBERG HAS BEEN THINKING BLOOMBERG HAS BEEN THINKING ABOUT THIS FOR A LONG TIME AND ABOUT THIS FOR A LONG TIME AND HAS TONS OF MONEY. HAS TONS OF MONEY. HE ALWAYS CONCLUDED EVERY TIME HE ALWAYS CONCLUDED EVERY TIME YOU LOOK AT IT THAT YOU COULD YOU LOOK AT IT THAT YOU COULD NOT GET TO 270 AND WHATEVER NOT GET TO 270 AND WHATEVER POLITICAL PARTY IN THE HOUSE OF POLITICAL PARTY IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES WOULD SELECT REPRESENTATIVES WOULD SELECT THEIR CANDIDATE AS A PRESIDENT. THEIR CANDIDATE AS A PRESIDENT.>>I RESPECT MIKE BLOOMBERG,>>I RESPECT MIKE BLOOMBERG, HE’S NOT THE PROXY FOR WHAT’S HE’S NOT THE PROXY FOR WHAT’S DPOING TO DPOING TO GOING TO HAPPEN FOR 2020. GOING TO HAPPEN FOR 2020. WHAT DID I SEE? WHAT DID I SEE? WHAT I SEE FOR THE LAST THREE OR WHAT I SEE FOR THE LAST THREE OR FOUR OR FIVE PRESIDENTIAL FOUR OR FIVE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS, ONLY 8 TO 10 ELECTIONS, ONLY 8 TO 10 BATTLEGROUND STATES ARE PRETTY BATTLEGROUND STATES ARE PRETTY MUCH CONTROLLED OR PREDICTED. MUCH CONTROLLED OR PREDICTED. WHO’S GOING TO BE PRESIDENT? WHO’S GOING TO BE PRESIDENT?>>WHAT IF THE POSSIBILITY OF AN>>WHAT IF THE POSSIBILITY OF AN INDEPENDENT PERSON CAN CAPTURE INDEPENDENT PERSON CAN CAPTURE THE IMAGINATION OF THE 42% THE IMAGINATION OF THE 42% PEOPLE WHO AFFILIATE THEMSELVES PEOPLE WHO AFFILIATE THEMSELVES AS AN INDEPENDENT WHICH IS MORE AS AN INDEPENDENT WHICH IS MORE THAN EITHER PARTY AND WHAT IF THAN EITHER PARTY AND WHAT IF REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS LIFELONG ARE LOOKING FOR HOME, LIFELONG ARE LOOKING FOR HOME, THEY’RE NOT GOING TO VOTE FOR THEY’RE NOT GOING TO VOTE FOR LEFT WING ELIZABETH WARREN OR LEFT WING ELIZABETH WARREN OR KAMALA HARRIS AND THEY DON’T KAMALA HARRIS AND THEY DON’T WANT TO REELECT DONALD TRUMP. WANT TO REELECT DONALD TRUMP. WHAT IF FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 40 WHAT IF FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 40 YEARS, THE 50 STATES WHICH I AM YEARS, THE 50 STATES WHICH I AM ON EVERY BALLOT REALLY MATTERS ON EVERY BALLOT REALLY MATTERS INSTEAD OF 8 TO 10 BATTLEGROUND INSTEAD OF 8 TO 10 BATTLEGROUND STATE CONTROLLING WHO’S GOING TO STATE CONTROLLING WHO’S GOING TO BE PRESIDENT. BE PRESIDENT.>>SAY WE GET RID OF THE>>SAY WE GET RID OF THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE. ELECTORAL COLLEGE.>>LET ME FINISH.>>LET ME FINISH. IF WE PRECEDE, WE’LL BE ON THE IF WE PRECEDE, WE’LL BE ON THE BALLOT OF EVERY STATE AND WE BALLOT OF EVERY STATE AND WE HAVE DONE THAT WORK AND WE CAN HAVE DONE THAT WORK AND WE CAN GET TO 270 BECAUSE ALL 50 STATES GET TO 270 BECAUSE ALL 50 STATES WILL MATTER AND NOT 8 TO 10. WILL MATTER AND NOT 8 TO 10.>>I HAVE DONE THE WORK AND>>I HAVE DONE THE WORK AND SPENT THE LAST YEAR TO LOOK AT SPENT THE LAST YEAR TO LOOK AT THIS CLEARLY. THIS CLEARLY. BLOOMBERG IS NOT MY PROXY. BLOOMBERG IS NOT MY PROXY. A DEMOCRAT IS NOT GOING TO BE A DEMOCRAT IS NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO — ALL OF A SUDDEN THE ABLE TO — ALL OF A SUDDEN THE GOVERNMENT IS GOING TO START GOVERNMENT IS GOING TO START WORKING, NOTHING’S WORKING. WORKING, NOTHING’S WORKING. I BELIEVE JUST IMAGINE THE I BELIEVE JUST IMAGINE THE MANDATE THAT IF AN INDEPENDENT MANDATE THAT IF AN INDEPENDENT PERSON CAN GET ELECTED, IF I WAS PERSON CAN GET ELECTED, IF I WAS FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO WIN THE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO WIN THE PRESIDENCY, THE POWER THAT PRESIDENCY, THE POWER THAT PEOPLE IS SPEAKING THAT WE CAN PEOPLE IS SPEAKING THAT WE CAN TRANSFORM THE GOVERNMENT FINALLY TRANSFORM THE GOVERNMENT FINALLY AND GET PEOPLE. AND GET PEOPLE.>>MIKE BLOOMBERG IS NOT OUR>>MIKE BLOOMBERG IS NOT OUR PROXY. PROXY. WILLIE AND I KEEP ON ASKING HIM WILLIE AND I KEEP ON ASKING HIM TO HAVE SOME OF HIS MONEY. TO HAVE SOME OF HIS MONEY.>>HOWARD, THERE ARE TWO STRAINS>>HOWARD, THERE ARE TWO STRAINS OF THE CRITICISM. OF THE CRITICISM. YOU HAVE NOT GOTTEN INTO THE YOU HAVE NOT GOTTEN INTO THE RACE YET. RACE YET. THE ONE STRAIN IS WHAT WE HEARD THE ONE STRAIN IS WHAT WE HEARD FROM BLOOMBERG WHO SAYS, HOWARD, FROM BLOOMBERG WHO SAYS, HOWARD, I RESPECT YOU BUT YOU CAN’T WIN. I RESPECT YOU BUT YOU CAN’T WIN. THE OTHER STRAIN, HE’S THE THE OTHER STRAIN, HE’S THE MASTER MIND BEHIND THIS. MASTER MIND BEHIND THIS. QUOTE, “HE CAN’T WIN AND DAMAGE QUOTE, “HE CAN’T WIN AND DAMAGE OUR ABILITY TO BEAT DONALD OUR ABILITY TO BEAT DONALD TRUMP, HE SHOULD EITHER RUN AS A TRUMP, HE SHOULD EITHER RUN AS A DEMOCRATIC OR SPEND HIS MONEY DEMOCRATIC OR SPEND HIS MONEY THAT’LL NOT RUIN THE WORLD.” THAT’LL NOT RUIN THE WORLD.” WHY NOT RUN AS A DEMOCRAT? WHY NOT RUN AS A DEMOCRAT? WE KNOW YOU ARE A DEMOCRAT. WE KNOW YOU ARE A DEMOCRAT. YOU SUPPORTED HILLARY CLINTON. YOU SUPPORTED HILLARY CLINTON.>>YOU ARE NO LONGER A DEMOCRAT?>>YOU ARE NO LONGER A DEMOCRAT?>>NO, I DON’T AFFILIATE MYSELF>>NO, I DON’T AFFILIATE MYSELF AS A DEMOCRAT PARTY WHO IS SO AS A DEMOCRAT PARTY WHO IS SO FAR LEFT AND WANTS THE FAR LEFT AND WANTS THE GOVERNMENT TO TAKE OVER AND FREE GOVERNMENT TO TAKE OVER AND FREE CLENCH TO EVERYBODY AND THE CLENCH TO EVERYBODY AND THE GOVERNMENT TO GIVE EVERYONE A GOVERNMENT TO GIVE EVERYONE A JOB. JOB. IT IS BASICALLY $40 TRILLION ON IT IS BASICALLY $40 TRILLION ON THE BALANCE SHEET OF THE BALANCE SHEET OF $21.5 TRILLION. $21.5 TRILLION. WHAT CAN WE DO? WHAT CAN WE DO? WHAT WE NEED IS COMPREHENSIVE WHAT WE NEED IS COMPREHENSIVE TAX REFORM. TAX REFORM. WHAT WE NEED IS SENSIBLE WHAT WE NEED IS SENSIBLE SOLUTIONS TO IMMIGRATION. SOLUTIONS TO IMMIGRATION. ALL OF THESE THINGS CAN’T HAPPEN ALL OF THESE THINGS CAN’T HAPPEN UNDER THE CURRENT ENVIRONMENT. UNDER THE CURRENT ENVIRONMENT. NOW, I HAVE ALSO BEEN CRITICIZED NOW, I HAVE ALSO BEEN CRITICIZED FOR BEING A BILLIONAIRE. FOR BEING A BILLIONAIRE. I AM SELF-MADE, I GREW UP IN THE I AM SELF-MADE, I GREW UP IN THE PROJECT OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK. PROJECT OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK. I THOUGHT THAT WAS THE I THOUGHT THAT WAS THE AMERICAN’S DREAM, THE ASPIRATION AMERICAN’S DREAM, THE ASPIRATION OF AMERICA. OF AMERICA. YOU ARE GOING CRITICIZE ME? YOU ARE GOING CRITICIZE ME? ELIZABETH WARREN WANTS TO ELIZABETH WARREN WANTS TO CRITICIZE ME FOR BEING CRITICIZE ME FOR BEING SUCCESSFUL? SUCCESSFUL?>>>>>>>>NO.>>NO.>>LET ME FOLLOW UP ON THAT.>>LET ME FOLLOW UP ON THAT. THE CRITICISM IS NOT THAT YOU THE CRITICISM IS NOT THAT YOU WANT TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT. WANT TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT. THE CRITICISM IS THAT IF YOU DO THE CRITICISM IS THAT IF YOU DO RUN IN THIS MIDDLE LANE WHERE RUN IN THIS MIDDLE LANE WHERE VOTES ARE SO PRECIOUS AS WE SAW VOTES ARE SO PRECIOUS AS WE SAW LAST TIME, YOU CAN STEAL JUST LAST TIME, YOU CAN STEAL JUST ENOUGH TO CAUSE DEMOCRATIC THE ENOUGH TO CAUSE DEMOCRATIC THE ELECTION. ELECTION.>>IT IS NOT TRUE.>>IT IS NOT TRUE.>>WHY NOT MAKE THE ARGUMENT YOU>>WHY NOT MAKE THE ARGUMENT YOU MADE WITHIN THE DEMOCRATIC MADE WITHIN THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY. PRIMARY.>>I DO NOT BELIEVE WHAT THE>>I DO NOT BELIEVE WHAT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY STAND FOR AND DEMOCRATIC PARTY STAND FOR AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. NOT THE PEOPLE IN WASHINGTON OR NOT THE PEOPLE IN WASHINGTON OR THE PEOPLE IN NEW YORK, THE THE PEOPLE IN NEW YORK, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT A CHANGE. AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT A CHANGE. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE REALIZE THE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE REALIZE THE GOVERNMENT IS NOT WORKING. GOVERNMENT IS NOT WORKING. IT IS NOT A STATISTIC THAT 40% IT IS NOT A STATISTIC THAT 40% OF AMERICAN PEOPLE DON’T HAVE OF AMERICAN PEOPLE DON’T HAVE $400 IN THE BANK OR FIVE MILLION $400 IN THE BANK OR FIVE MILLION KIDS IN AMERICA ARE NOT IN KIDS IN AMERICA ARE NOT IN SCHOOL. SCHOOL. THOSE ARE NOT STATISTICS. THOSE ARE NOT STATISTICS. THOSE ARE PEOPLE. THOSE ARE PEOPLE.>>NOT ALL DEMOCRATS WANT>>NOT ALL DEMOCRATS WANT MEDICARE. MEDICARE. YOU ARE CITING KAMALA HARRIS. YOU ARE CITING KAMALA HARRIS. WHY COULD YOU NOT GET THE WHY COULD YOU NOT GET THE DEMOCRATIC RACE AND MAKE THE DEMOCRATIC RACE AND MAKE THE CASE AS A CENTER DEMOCRAT. CASE AS A CENTER DEMOCRAT.>>I THINK THE COUNTRY NEEDS>>I THINK THE COUNTRY NEEDS TRANSFORMATION. TRANSFORMATION. THE GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO BE THE GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO BE DISRUPTED. DISRUPTED. IT IS NOT WORKING. IT IS NOT WORKING. HOW MUCH EVIDENCE DO YOU HAVE? HOW MUCH EVIDENCE DO YOU HAVE? GIVE ME ONE THING AND SHOW ME GIVE ME ONE THING AND SHOW ME ONE THING WHICH YOU CAN SAY ONE THING WHICH YOU CAN SAY FIRMLY. FIRMLY. THE GOVERNMENT IS REALLY THE GOVERNMENT IS REALLY WORKING. WORKING. THE SHUTDOWN OF THE GOVERNMENT THE SHUTDOWN OF THE GOVERNMENT FOR MONTHS, 800,000 PEOPLE NOT FOR MONTHS, 800,000 PEOPLE NOT WORKING. WORKING. WHAT’S WORKING? WHAT’S WORKING? I SPENT THE LAST FIVE YEARS I SPENT THE LAST FIVE YEARS SPENDING TIME WITH VETERANS AND SPENDING TIME WITH VETERANS AND HIRING VETERANS AND HIRING VETERANS AND UNDERSTANDING THEIR ISSUES AND UNDERSTANDING THEIR ISSUES AND GIVING MONEY VETERANS. GIVING MONEY VETERANS. I WENT TO THE VA, DO YOU KNOW I WENT TO THE VA, DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE BUDGET IS FOR THE VA? WHAT THE BUDGET IS FOR THE VA? TAKE A GUESS? TAKE A GUESS?>>I DON’T HAVE A NUMBER.>>I DON’T HAVE A NUMBER.>>$40 BILLION.>>$40 BILLION.>>$200 BILLION, THE VA.>>$200 BILLION, THE VA. IT IS A TRAGIC. IT IS A TRAGIC. THERE IS NOTHING WORKING IN THE THERE IS NOTHING WORKING IN THE GOVERNMENT. GOVERNMENT. WHY SHOULD WE VOTE IN A WHY SHOULD WE VOTE IN A DEMOCRATIC AND/OR REPUBLICAN TO DEMOCRATIC AND/OR REPUBLICAN TO DISCONTINUE THE BROKEN SYSTEM. DISCONTINUE THE BROKEN SYSTEM.>>YOU DON’T THINK YOU CAN>>YOU DON’T THINK YOU CAN DISRUPT IT THE WAY DONALD TRUMP DISRUPT IT THE WAY DONALD TRUMP DISRUPTS IT? DISRUPTS IT? HE FOUND THAT AS A VESSEL TO GET HE FOUND THAT AS A VESSEL TO GET IN THE WHITE HOUSE. IN THE WHITE HOUSE.>>I AM NOT SAYING YOU WANT TO>>I AM NOT SAYING YOU WANT TO BEHAVE AS HE DOES AS PRESIDENT BEHAVE AS HE DOES AS PRESIDENT BUT IT WAS A WAY IN THE WHITE BUT IT WAS A WAY IN THE WHITE HOUSE. HOUSE.>>WHAT I AM GOING TO TRY TO DO>>WHAT I AM GOING TO TRY TO DO IS GO OUT TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE IS GO OUT TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND IGNITE A POWERFUL MOVEMENT. AND IGNITE A POWERFUL MOVEMENT. I BELIEVE NOT JUST PEOPLE IN NEW I BELIEVE NOT JUST PEOPLE IN NEW YORK OR D.C., I AM HEARING FROM YORK OR D.C., I AM HEARING FROM THOUSANDS SAYING FINALLY, THOUSANDS SAYING FINALLY, SOMEONE SOMEONE SOMEONE’S VOICE THAT I CAN SOMEONE’S VOICE THAT I CAN RELATE TO. RELATE TO.>>THAT’S WHAT THEY SAID DONALD>>THAT’S WHAT THEY SAID DONALD TRUMP. TRUMP.>>I AM NOT DONALD TRUMP.>>I AM NOT DONALD TRUMP. I RUN THE COMPANY FOR 26 YEARS. I RUN THE COMPANY FOR 26 YEARS.>>YOU JUST SAID HOWARD.>>YOU JUST SAID HOWARD. I DON’T BELIEVE WHAT THE I DON’T BELIEVE WHAT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY STANDS FOR. DEMOCRATIC PARTY STANDS FOR. GIVE ME FIVE ISSUES THAT THE GIVE ME FIVE ISSUES THAT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY STAND FOR THAT DEMOCRATIC PARTY STAND FOR THAT YOU DON’T AGREE WITH? YOU DON’T AGREE WITH?>>I JUST GAIFRVE YOU THREE?>>I JUST GAIFRVE YOU THREE?>>GOVERNMENT TAKING OVER>>GOVERNMENT TAKING OVER HEALTHCARE, FREE COLLEGE FOR HEALTHCARE, FREE COLLEGE FOR EVERYONE AND THE DEMOCRATS AND EVERYONE AND THE DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS UNDER THE LAST 20 REPUBLICANS UNDER THE LAST 20 YEARS ON BOTH PARTIES HAVE BEEN YEARS ON BOTH PARTIES HAVE BEEN COMPLICIT IN CREATING A COMPLICIT IN CREATING A $21.5 TRILLION DEBT. $21.5 TRILLION DEBT. THAT’S A RECKLESS AND IMMORAL THAT’S A RECKLESS AND IMMORAL ABANDONMENT OF LEADERSHIP. ABANDONMENT OF LEADERSHIP. THE REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRATS ARE THE REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRATS ARE NOT TRUSTED BY THE AMERICAN NOT TRUSTED BY THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. PEOPLE. THE PROBLEM IN AMERICA IS THAT THE PROBLEM IN AMERICA IS THAT WE HAVE NO LEADERSHIP THAT’S WE HAVE NO LEADERSHIP THAT’S TRUSTED, THE DIGNITY AND RESPECT TRUSTED, THE DIGNITY AND RESPECT OF THE OVAL OFFICE IS GONE AND OF THE OVAL OFFICE IS GONE AND REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS NO REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS NO LONGER REPRESENT THE ESSENCE OF LONGER REPRESENT THE ESSENCE OF THE PEOPLE. THE PEOPLE. I AM THINKING OF RUNNING FOR I AM THINKING OF RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT AS A CENTER PRESIDENT AS A CENTER INDEPENDENT. INDEPENDENT. IF YOU AGREE WITH ME, I AM IF YOU AGREE WITH ME, I AM DPOING TO PROVIDE YOU AN DPOING TO PROVIDE YOU AN OPPORTUNITY. OPPORTUNITY. IF IF I STRONGLY BELIEVE THERE IS AN I STRONGLY BELIEVE THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY AND A LARGE PEOPLE, OPPORTUNITY AND A LARGE PEOPLE, THE SILENT MAJORITY WHO WANTS A THE SILENT MAJORITY WHO WANTS A VOICE OF SOMEBODY WHO’S GOING TO VOICE OF SOMEBODY WHO’S GOING TO REPRESENT THEM. REPRESENT THEM.>>YOU DO REALIZE THAT MANY>>YOU DO REALIZE THAT MANY PEOPLE REGISTERED AS AN PEOPLE REGISTERED AS AN INDEPENDENT AND YET THEY STILL INDEPENDENT AND YET THEY STILL TILT ONE WAY OR ANOTHER. TILT ONE WAY OR ANOTHER.>>THEY NEVER HAD A LEGITIMATE>>THEY NEVER HAD A LEGITIMATE CHOICE. CHOICE.>>THEY HAVE NOT?>>THEY HAVE NOT?>>ROSS PEROTE.>>ROSS PEROTE.>>DON’T FORGET ABOUT MY STORY.>>DON’T FORGET ABOUT MY STORY. I AM A SELF-MADE PERSON. I AM A SELF-MADE PERSON. I LIKE BLOOMBERG, I HOPE HE RUNS I LIKE BLOOMBERG, I HOPE HE RUNS FOR PRESIDENT. FOR PRESIDENT. I THINK IT WILL BE GREAT FOR I THINK IT WILL BE GREAT FOR AMERICA. AMERICA. I CAME FROM THE PROJECT, THE I CAME FROM THE PROJECT, THE EMPATHY AND COMPASSION THAT I EMPATHY AND COMPASSION THAT I HAVE FOR ALL THOSE PEOPLE WHO HAVE FOR ALL THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE BEING LEFT BEHIND ISRAEL. ARE BEING LEFT BEHIND ISRAEL.>>WHEN PEOPLE SAY TO ME, YOU>>WHEN PEOPLE SAY TO ME, YOU ARE A BILLIONAIRE? ARE A BILLIONAIRE? YEAH. YEAH. BUT I AM PART OF WHAT I THOUGHT BUT I AM PART OF WHAT I THOUGHT WAS THE PROSPECT OF THE PROMISE WAS THE PROSPECT OF THE PROMISE OF AMERICA, WORK HARD AND GREAT OF AMERICA, WORK HARD AND GREAT OPPORTUNITY, YOUR STATION LIFE OPPORTUNITY, YOUR STATION LIFE DOES NOT DEFINE YOU? DOES NOT DEFINE YOU? THAT’S ME. THAT’S ME.>>LET’S MOVE FROM THE DECISION>>LET’S MOVE FROM THE DECISION TO RUNNING AS AN INDEPENDENT AND TO RUNNING AS AN INDEPENDENT AND CONCERNS SOMEONE HAVE AS YOUR CONCERNS SOMEONE HAVE AS YOUR CANDIDACY AND MESSAGING. CANDIDACY AND MESSAGING. LET’S SAY YOU DECIDE TO RUN FOR LET’S SAY YOU DECIDE TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT. THREE QUESTIONS, WHAT QUALIFIES THREE QUESTIONS, WHAT QUALIFIES YOU TO BE THE PRESIDENT OF THE YOU TO BE THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES? UNITED STATES?>>WHAT QUALIFIES ME IS MY LIFE>>WHAT QUALIFIES ME IS MY LIFE EXPERIENCE. EXPERIENCE. PEOPLE ARE GOING TO THINK IT IS PEOPLE ARE GOING TO THINK IT IS MY STARBUCKS EXPERIENCE. MY STARBUCKS EXPERIENCE. IT IS WHAT I HAVE LEARNED ALONG IT IS WHAT I HAVE LEARNED ALONG THE WAY AND SHARING YOU CAN THE WAY AND SHARING YOU CAN ACCESS AND RECOGNIZING EVERY ACCESS AND RECOGNIZING EVERY BUSINESS DECISION IS NOT AN BUSINESS DECISION IS NOT AN ECONOMIC ONE. ECONOMIC ONE. IT IS A REAL UNDERSTANDING THAT IT IS A REAL UNDERSTANDING THAT SOMEBODY THAT IS TO RESTORE THE SOMEBODY THAT IS TO RESTORE THE PROMISE OF AMERICA AND WHAT PROMISE OF AMERICA AND WHAT QUALIFIES ME IS THAT I WILL BE A QUALIFIES ME IS THAT I WILL BE A LEADER OF THE COUNTRY OF ALL LEADER OF THE COUNTRY OF ALL AMERICAN PEOPLE, THE PEOPLE WILL AMERICAN PEOPLE, THE PEOPLE WILL TRUST AND ADMIRE BECAUSE I WILL TRUST AND ADMIRE BECAUSE I WILL UNDERSTAND. UNDERSTAND. I HAVE WALKED IN THEIR SHOES. I HAVE WALKED IN THEIR SHOES. I AM ON BOTH SIDES OF THE I AM ON BOTH SIDES OF THE EQUATION. EQUATION. I AM SOMEBODY WHO WAS SUCCESSFUL I AM SOMEBODY WHO WAS SUCCESSFUL OR SOMEBODY THAT CAME FROM THE OR SOMEBODY THAT CAME FROM THE PROJECTS AND I UNDERSTAND THE PROJECTS AND I UNDERSTAND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. AMERICAN PEOPLE.>>WHO IS THE BEST REPUBLICAN>>WHO IS THE BEST REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT IN THE PAST 50 YEAR PRESIDENT IN THE PAST 50 YEAR SNSS? SNSS?>>A GREAT RESPECT FOR RONALD>>A GREAT RESPECT FOR RONALD REAGAN AND ALL THE WONDERFUL REAGAN AND ALL THE WONDERFUL THINGS HE DID THAT REALLY STRUCK THINGS HE DID THAT REALLY STRUCK ME COMPARES TO THE CURRENT ME COMPARES TO THE CURRENT PERSON WHO’S DESPICABLE IN THE PERSON WHO’S DESPICABLE IN THE OVAL OFFICE. OVAL OFFICE. RONALD REAGAN NEVER TOOK OFF HIS RONALD REAGAN NEVER TOOK OFF HIS JACKET FOR 80 YEARS, WHY? JACKET FOR 80 YEARS, WHY? THE RESPECT AND DIGNITY OF THE THE RESPECT AND DIGNITY OF THE OFFICE. OFFICE.>>FDR.>>FDR.>>HOW MUCH DOES AN 18 OUNCE BOX>>HOW MUCH DOES AN 18 OUNCE BOX OF CHEERIOS COSTS? OF CHEERIOS COSTS?>>I DON’T KNOW.>>I DON’T KNOW.>>BUDGET FOR THE VA, WE CAN ASK>>BUDGET FOR THE VA, WE CAN ASK YOU QUESTIONS FOR THAT. YOU QUESTIONS FOR THAT.>>I DON’T NEED CHEERIOS.>>I DON’T NEED CHEERIOS.>>IT IS FOUR BUCKS.>>IT IS FOUR BUCKS.>>>>. .>>DID THE FOUR OF YOU THINK>>DID THE FOUR OF YOU THINK THERE SHOULD BE A GOVERNMENT THERE SHOULD BE A GOVERNMENT TAKE OVER OF THE HEALTHCARE TAKE OVER OF THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM? SYSTEM?>>I AM GLAD YOU ARE ASKING>>I AM GLAD YOU ARE ASKING QUESTIONS SO I CAN ASK YOU THE QUESTIONS SO I CAN ASK YOU THE QUESTION BACK. QUESTION BACK. AGAIN, TALKING ELIZABETH MILLER, AGAIN, TALKING ELIZABETH MILLER, EVERYBODY MAKES A MISTAKE. EVERYBODY MAKES A MISTAKE. YOU GO OUT AND YOU TALK ABOUT YOU GO OUT AND YOU TALK ABOUT HOW YOU ARE GOING TO SAVE HOW YOU ARE GOING TO SAVE HEALTHCARE. HEALTHCARE. IF IT FITS ON A BUMPER STICKER, IF IT FITS ON A BUMPER STICKER, YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE A LONG YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE A LONG RIDE. RIDE. BARACK OBAMA SAW IT WITH BARACK OBAMA SAW IT WITH OBAMACARE. OBAMACARE. BY THE END HE WAS HAVING TO MAKE BY THE END HE WAS HAVING TO MAKE DEALS WITH BIG PHARMA AND DEALS WITH BIG PHARMA AND ASSOCIATIONS. ASSOCIATIONS. IT WAS AN UGLY PROCESS. IT WAS AN UGLY PROCESS. WHERE DO WE TAKE OBAMACARE FROM WHERE DO WE TAKE OBAMACARE FROM HERE? HERE? WHAT DO WE TAKE THE AFFORDABLE WHAT DO WE TAKE THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT FROM HERE? CARE ACT FROM HERE? AND HOW DO YOU DO IT? AND HOW DO YOU DO IT? NOT JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE AN NOT JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE AN INDEPENDENT AND YOU WILL INDEPENDENT AND YOU WILL SPRINKLE MAGIC DUST ON SPRINKLE MAGIC DUST ON WASHINGTON, D.C. WASHINGTON, D.C. HOW DO YOU GET REPUBLICANS AND HOW DO YOU GET REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS BUY INTO A HEALTHCARE DEMOCRATS BUY INTO A HEALTHCARE PLAN THAT CAN FIX THE COUNTRY. PLAN THAT CAN FIX THE COUNTRY. WHEN WE ARE TALKING ABOUT MONEY, WHEN WE ARE TALKING ABOUT MONEY, ONE O F THE OUTRAGEOUS THINGS ONE O F THE OUTRAGEOUS THINGS HERE IS WE SPEND MORE MONEY PER HERE IS WE SPEND MORE MONEY PER PATIENT THAN ANY COUNTRY IN THE PATIENT THAN ANY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD AND WE STILL HAVE SINGLE WORLD AND WE STILL HAVE SINGLE MOMS WITH THEIR KIDS AT 11:30 AT MOMS WITH THEIR KIDS AT 11:30 AT NIGHT IN AN EMERGENCY ROOM USING NIGHT IN AN EMERGENCY ROOM USING THE E.R. AS THEIR PRIMARY THE E.R. AS THEIR PRIMARY HEALTHCARE PROVIDER. HEALTHCARE PROVIDER. IT IS IMMORAL. IT IS IMMORAL. IT IS A DISGRACE. IT IS A DISGRACE. WE ARE STILL GOING BANKRUPT PUT WE ARE STILL GOING BANKRUPT PUT PUTTING ON HEALTHCARE. PUTTING ON HEALTHCARE.>>DID YOU KNOW MY PERSONAL>>DID YOU KNOW MY PERSONAL HEALTH STORY? HEALTH STORY?>>NO, WE NEVER TALKED ABOUT IT.>>NO, WE NEVER TALKED ABOUT IT.>>MY FATHER FELL ON A SHEET OF>>MY FATHER FELL ON A SHEET OF ICE WITH FIRE. ICE WITH FIRE. I EXPERIENCED AS A 7-YEAR-OLD I EXPERIENCED AS A 7-YEAR-OLD BOY WHAT HAPPENED WHEN NO HEALTH BOY WHAT HAPPENED WHEN NO HEALTH INSURANCE AND WORKER’S INSURANCE AND WORKER’S COMPENSATION, WE HAD JEWISH COMPENSATION, WE HAD JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES DELIVERING FOOD FAMILY SERVICES DELIVERING FOOD TO OUR APARTMENT WHEN WE ARE OUT TO OUR APARTMENT WHEN WE ARE OUT OF LUCK. OF LUCK. I EXPERIENCED THE SHAME AND FEAR I EXPERIENCED THE SHAME AND FEAR OF NO HEALTHCARE. OF NO HEALTHCARE. THAT’S WHY I BUILT THE KIND OF THAT’S WHY I BUILT THE KIND OF COMPANY THAT MY FATHER NEVER GOT COMPANY THAT MY FATHER NEVER GOT A CHANCE FOR IT AND PUT A CHANCE FOR IT AND PUT HEALTHCARE IN THE PLACE OF HEALTHCARE IN THE PLACE OF STARBUCKS. STARBUCKS.>>IS HEALTHCARE A FUNDAMENTAL>>IS HEALTHCARE A FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT FOR EVERY AMERICAN? RIGHT FOR EVERY AMERICAN?>>YES.>>YES. EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD HAVE THE EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT FOR AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE. RIGHT FOR AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE.>>I THOUGHT THE AFFORDABLE CARE>>I THOUGHT THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO. ACT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO. BUT BUT>>I AM REMINED AND SPECIFICALLY>>I AM REMINED AND SPECIFICALLY PREMIUMS HAVE GONE UP. PREMIUMS HAVE GONE UP. WHAT DO WE NEED TO DO? WHAT DO WE NEED TO DO? NO REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS ARE NO REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS ARE GOING TO BE ABLE TO COME GOING TO BE ABLE TO COME TOGETHER AND SOLVE THIS PROBLEM. TOGETHER AND SOLVE THIS PROBLEM. THAT’S SELF EVIDENT. THAT’S SELF EVIDENT. GOING BACK TO WHAT I SAID GOING BACK TO WHAT I SAID EARLIER, CAN YOU IMAGINE GIVEN EARLIER, CAN YOU IMAGINE GIVEN THE FACT THAT IT IS NEVER DONE THE FACT THAT IT IS NEVER DONE BEFORE THAT AN INDEPENDENT BEFORE THAT AN INDEPENDENT PERSON LIKE MYSELF, A RAG TO PERSON LIKE MYSELF, A RAG TO RICH RICH RICHESS STORY COULD POSSIBLY BE RICHESS STORY COULD POSSIBLY BE THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. STATES. WE WANT CHANGE. WE WANT CHANGE.>>BUT WHAT KIND OF CHANGE?>>BUT WHAT KIND OF CHANGE? YOU SIT DOWN AND YOU GOT MITCH YOU SIT DOWN AND YOU GOT MITCH McCONNELL HERE AND NANCY PELOSI McCONNELL HERE AND NANCY PELOSI THERE, YOU LOOK AT THEM, HERE IS THERE, YOU LOOK AT THEM, HERE IS THE DEAL. THE DEAL. WE DPOTGOT TO FIX OUR HEALTHCARE WE DPOTGOT TO FIX OUR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM. SYSTEM. NANCY, WHAT’S YOUR IDEA? NANCY, WHAT’S YOUR IDEA? HOW DO WE DO THIS? HOW DO WE DO THIS?>>WE BRING IN WHAT I HAVE DONE>>WE BRING IN WHAT I HAVE DONE MY ENTIRE CAREER, PEOPLE SMARTER MY ENTIRE CAREER, PEOPLE SMARTER THAN MYSELF WITH SKILLS AND THAN MYSELF WITH SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE BEYOND MITCH EXPERIENCE BEYOND MITCH McCONNELL AND NANCY PELOSI IN McCONNELL AND NANCY PELOSI IN THE ROOM, GET PRIVATE ENTERPRISE THE ROOM, GET PRIVATE ENTERPRISE IN THE ROOM AND REALIZE WE ALL IN THE ROOM AND REALIZE WE ALL NEED TO HAVE SKIN IN THE GAME. NEED TO HAVE SKIN IN THE GAME. CORPORATIONS NEED TO DO MORE FOR CORPORATIONS NEED TO DO MORE FOR THEIR EMPLOYEES LIKE STARBUCKS THEIR EMPLOYEES LIKE STARBUCKS DID. DID. WE DEMONSTRATED THAT YOU CAN BE WE DEMONSTRATED THAT YOU CAN BE PROFITABLE AND PROVIDE PROFITABLE AND PROVIDE HEALTHCARE. HEALTHCARE.>>THE HEALTHCARE STEAL BUSINESS>>THE HEALTHCARE STEAL BUSINESS BASE. BASE.>>NOT ONLY BUT PARTIALLY.>>NOT ONLY BUT PARTIALLY. WE HAVE TO REALIZE WHAT’S WRONG WE HAVE TO REALIZE WHAT’S WRONG OF THE POLITICAL SYSTEM IS OF THE POLITICAL SYSTEM IS PHARMA HAS MANY SPECIAL SBRELSS PHARMA HAS MANY SPECIAL SBRELSS INTERESTS IN THE NRA. INTERESTS IN THE NRA. I AM NOT PLAYING BY THOSE RULES I AM NOT PLAYING BY THOSE RULES ANYMORE. ANYMORE. I AM GOING TO BREAK THE LOG JAM. I AM GOING TO BREAK THE LOG JAM. PHARMA IS GOING TO NEGOTIATE PHARMA IS GOING TO NEGOTIATE WITH THE GOVERNMENT AND WE’LL WITH THE GOVERNMENT AND WE’LL HAVE COMPLETE TRANSPARENCY. HAVE COMPLETE TRANSPARENCY. IF YOU DON’T, WE ARE COMING IF YOU DON’T, WE ARE COMING AFTER YOU. AFTER YOU.>>LET’S STICK WITH HEALTHCARE>>LET’S STICK WITH HEALTHCARE PACKAGES, HEALTHCARE AND INCOME PACKAGES, HEALTHCARE AND INCOME OF EQUALITY, WHAT WILL YOU DO TO OF EQUALITY, WHAT WILL YOU DO TO RESTORE THE UNION OF THIS RESTORE THE UNION OF THIS COUNTRY? COUNTRY?>>UNIONS ARRIVED IN AMERICA>>UNIONS ARRIVED IN AMERICA BECAUSE THERE WERE A LOT OF BAD BECAUSE THERE WERE A LOT OF BAD ACTORS. ACTORS. UNIONS HAVE ARRIVED ON THE SCENE UNIONS HAVE ARRIVED ON THE SCENE BECAUSE COMPANIES WERE NOT DOING BECAUSE COMPANIES WERE NOT DOING THE RIGHT THING FOR THEIR THE RIGHT THING FOR THEIR EMPLOYEES. EMPLOYEES. THEY’RE ALSO VERY GOOD AT THEY’RE ALSO VERY GOOD AT COMPANIES IN AMERICA AND GOOD COMPANIES IN AMERICA AND GOOD MANAGEMENT IN AMERICA WHO MANAGEMENT IN AMERICA WHO RECOGNIZE THAT WE HAVE TO SHARE RECOGNIZE THAT WE HAVE TO SHARE SUCCESS THAT NOT EVERY BUSINESS SUCCESS THAT NOT EVERY BUSINESS DECISION IS AN ECONOMIC ONE. DECISION IS AN ECONOMIC ONE. UNIONS HAVE A ROLE TO PLAY. UNIONS HAVE A ROLE TO PLAY. THE ANSWER TO IN EQUALITY IS THE ANSWER TO IN EQUALITY IS COMPREHENSIVE TAX REFORM. COMPREHENSIVE TAX REFORM. I WAS OUTRAGED WHEN PRESIDENT I WAS OUTRAGED WHEN PRESIDENT TRUMP GAVE A FREE RIDE TO TRUMP GAVE A FREE RIDE TO CORPORATIONS OF 21% TAX RATE. CORPORATIONS OF 21% TAX RATE. THAT WAS WRONG, ESPECIALLY WRONG THAT WAS WRONG, ESPECIALLY WRONG WHEN WE DID NOTHING TO HELP THE WHEN WE DID NOTHING TO HELP THE PEOPLE WHO NEEDED MOST. PEOPLE WHO NEEDED MOST. WE NEED COMPREHENSIVE TAX WE NEED COMPREHENSIVE TAX REFORMS. REFORMS.>>CAPITAL GAINS.>>CAPITAL GAINS.>>EVERYTHING NEEDS TO BE LOOKED>>EVERYTHING NEEDS TO BE LOOKED AT IN A FAIRWAY. AT IN A FAIRWAY.>>YOU WERE OPPOSED TO THE>>YOU WERE OPPOSED TO THE TRUMP’S TAX CUT? TRUMP’S TAX CUT?>>YES, 100%.>>YES, 100%. I WAS PUBLIC ABOUT THAT. I WAS PUBLIC ABOUT THAT. NOW WE ARE GOING TO SEE THIS. NOW WE ARE GOING TO SEE THIS.>>ONE QUICK QUESTION AND WE GOT>>ONE QUICK QUESTION AND WE GOT TO GO TO BREAK. TO GO TO BREAK.>>THIS IS RAPID FIRE.>>THIS IS RAPID FIRE.>>THIS IS GOING GREAT.>>THIS IS GOING GREAT.>>IT IS CALLED HAZING.>>IT IS CALLED HAZING.>>YOU NEED TO COME HERE>>YOU NEED TO COME HERE EVERYDAY. EVERYDAY. I AM CURIOUS, SO MUCH OF WHAT’S I AM CURIOUS, SO MUCH OF WHAT’S DRIVING THE AMERICAN POLITICS IS DRIVING THE AMERICAN POLITICS IS IMPACTED BY 2008, OF COURSE, THE IMPACTED BY 2008, OF COURSE, THE COLLAPSE. COLLAPSE.>>YES.>>YES.>>DO YOU THINK, FORGET ANY SORT>>DO YOU THINK, FORGET ANY SORT OF POPULOUS STRAND. OF POPULOUS STRAND. DON’T YOU THINK SOME MORE PEOPLE DON’T YOU THINK SOME MORE PEOPLE WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT CRASH SHOULD HAVE GONE TO JAIL? CRASH SHOULD HAVE GONE TO JAIL?>>YES.>>YES.>>DON’T YOU THINK IT IS A CRIME>>DON’T YOU THINK IT IS A CRIME THAT WE HAVE KIDS THAT SPENDS THAT WE HAVE KIDS THAT SPENDS TIME IN JAIL FOR SMOKING POT AND TIME IN JAIL FOR SMOKING POT AND YOU GOT PEOPLE THAT DESTROY YOU GOT PEOPLE THAT DESTROY AMERICAN LIVES AND HAVE WIPED AMERICAN LIVES AND HAVE WIPED OUT THEIR LIFELONG EARNINGS AND OUT THEIR LIFELONG EARNINGS AND THEY NEVER SPEND A DAY IN THEY NEVER SPEND A DAY IN PRISON. PRISON.>>YES, WHO’S RESPONSIBLE FOR>>YES, WHO’S RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT? THAT? THE PEOPLE WHO ARE IN POWER. THE PEOPLE WHO ARE IN POWER. THE LEADERS OF THE GOVERNMENT, THE LEADERS OF THE GOVERNMENT, THE REPUBLICANS AND THE THE REPUBLICANS AND THE DEMOCRATS. DEMOCRATS.>>AND, AND, THE PEOPLE THAT>>AND, AND, THE PEOPLE THAT WERE RUNNING THE BANKS AND THE WERE RUNNING THE BANKS AND THE INVESTMENT FIRMS. INVESTMENT FIRMS.>>AGREE.>>AGREE.>>THAT WERE MILKING THE SYSTEM.>>THAT WERE MILKING THE SYSTEM.>>BUT WHO’S RESPONSIBLE FOR NOT>>BUT WHO’S RESPONSIBLE FOR NOT PUTTING THOSE PEOPLE IN JAIL? PUTTING THOSE PEOPLE IN JAIL?>>IT WAS THE LEADER OF THE>>IT WAS THE LEADER OF THE GOVERNMENT. GOVERNMENT.>>SO YOU WOULD.>>SO YOU WOULD.>>ABSOLUTELY.>>ABSOLUTELY. THE STATUS QUO IS NOT WORKING THE STATUS QUO IS NOT WORKING AND THE LEADERS OF BOTH PARTIES AND THE LEADERS OF BOTH PARTIES ARE DOING ONE THING, BASED ON ARE DOING ONE THING, BASED ON SELF INTEREST. SELF INTEREST. I KNOW YOU WILL GET TO THE BOOK I KNOW YOU WILL GET TO THE BOOK WHICH I LOVE. WHICH I LOVE. IF YOU ARE DEMOCRATIC OR IF YOU ARE DEMOCRATIC OR REPUBLICAN TODAY AND YOU JUST REPUBLICAN TODAY AND YOU JUST WANT TO GO FIVE INCHES AWAY FROM WANT TO GO FIVE INCHES AWAY FROM THE IDEOLOGY OF THE PARTY, YOU THE IDEOLOGY OF THE PARTY, YOU KNOW THIS, YOU ARE OUT. KNOW THIS, YOU ARE OUT.>>IT IS UNBELIEVERABLEABLE.>>IT IS UNBELIEVERABLEABLE.>>IT IS LIKE THE GOD FATHER,>>IT IS LIKE THE GOD FATHER, YOU NEVER GET CREDIT. YOU NEVER GET CREDIT.>>SENATOR WARREN PUT OUT A>>SENATOR WARREN PUT OUT A PLAN. PLAN. YOU CALL THAT PLAN RIDICULOUS. YOU CALL THAT PLAN RIDICULOUS. WE SHOW A POLL EARLIER IN THE WE SHOW A POLL EARLIER IN THE SHOW. SHOW.>>WELL, IF THAT PLAN WAS PUT IN>>WELL, IF THAT PLAN WAS PUT IN PLACE, IT PROBABLY CAN FUND THE PLACE, IT PROBABLY CAN FUND THE GOVERNMENT A DAY OR TWO. GOVERNMENT A DAY OR TWO. THAT’S NOT THE ANSWER. THAT’S NOT THE ANSWER. THE ANSWER IS LET’S TAKE A STEP THE ANSWER IS LET’S TAKE A STEP BACK AFTER THIS. BACK AFTER THIS. LET’S NOT SEND OUT A TWEET OR LET’S NOT SEND OUT A TWEET OR PRESS RELEASE THAT DOES NOT MAKE PRESS RELEASE THAT DOES NOT MAKE NEWS. NEWS. LET’S GET SERIOUS PEOPLE AROUND LET’S GET SERIOUS PEOPLE AROUND THE TABLE AND SOLVE THIS PROBLEM THE TABLE AND SOLVE THIS PROBLEM ONCE AND FOR ALL WHICH IS ONCE AND FOR ALL WHICH IS COMPREHENSIVE TAX REFORM. COMPREHENSIVE TAX REFORM.>>DO YOU THINK ELIZABETH WARREN>>DO YOU THINK ELIZABETH WARREN IS A SERIOUS PERSON? IS A SERIOUS PERSON?>>YES, SHE IS A SERIOUS PERSON.>>YES, SHE IS A SERIOUS PERSON. SHE CAME TO ME A FEW YEARS AGO SHE CAME TO ME A FEW YEARS AGO ASKING FOR CONTRIBUTION? ASKING FOR CONTRIBUTION?>>DID YOU GIVE IT TO HER?>>DID YOU GIVE IT TO HER?>>NO.>>NO. I DID NOT. I DID NOT. I DON’T BELIEVE THE COUNTRY I DON’T BELIEVE THE COUNTRY SHOULD HEAD TO SOCIALISM. SHOULD HEAD TO SOCIALISM.>>DO YOU THINK SHE’S A>>DO YOU THINK SHE’S A SOCIALIST? SOCIALIST?>>SHE’S A SMART WOMAN, I>>SHE’S A SMART WOMAN, I RESPECT HER. RESPECT HER. THIS IS NOT PERSONAL. THIS IS NOT PERSONAL. I JUST DON’T AGREE WITH HER. I JUST DON’T AGREE WITH HER.>>WE NEED TO HAVE THAT>>WE NEED TO HAVE THAT CONVERSATION ANOTHER TIME. CONVERSATION ANOTHER TIME.>>YOU NEED TO COME BACK.>>YOU NEED TO COME BACK.>>I HAVE TO LEAVE ALREADY?>>I HAVE TO LEAVE ALREADY?>>WE GOT ANOTHER SEGMENT.>>WE GOT ANOTHER SEGMENT.>>YOU NEED TO TRY CHEERIOS.>>YOU NEED TO TRY CHEERIOS. I LOUGH C LOVE CHEERIOS. I LOUGH C LOVE CHEERIOS.>>I AM A YOGA GUY.>>I AM A YOGA GUY.>>WE NEED YOU TO COME BACK.>>WE NEED YOU TO COME BACK.>>I WOULD SAY IT RIGHT NOW.>>I WOULD SAY IT RIGHT NOW. IF YOU COME HERE AND SAID I AM IF YOU COME HERE AND SAID I AM RUNNING AS A DEMOCRATIC THEN RUNNING AS A DEMOCRATIC THEN EVERY HEADLINE OF TOMORROW WOULD EVERY HEADLINE OF TOMORROW WOULD BE YOU FILL THE SPACE OF JOE BE YOU FILL THE SPACE OF JOE BIDEN AND YOU WOULD BE THE BIDEN AND YOU WOULD BE THE CANDIDATE TO WATCH OUT FOR. CANDIDATE TO WATCH OUT FOR. RIGHT NOW THE QUESTION IS IF JOE RIGHT NOW THE QUESTION IS IF JOE BIDEN RUNS, ARE YOU GUYS BIDEN RUNS, ARE YOU GUYS FIGHTING? FIGHTING?>>I THINK IT WOULD BE GREAT FOR>>I THINK IT WOULD BE GREAT FOR THE COUNTRY IF BIDEN RUNS OR THE COUNTRY IF BIDEN RUNS OR BLOOMBERG RUNS. BLOOMBERG RUNS. I THINK IT WILL BE A WONDERFUL I THINK IT WILL BE A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY AND EXCHANGE. OPPORTUNITY AND EXCHANGE.>>YOU ARE EXACTLY RIGHT.>>YOU ARE EXACTLY RIGHT. DID THE SAME PEOPLE PREDICTING DID THE SAME PEOPLE PREDICTING THAT DONALD TRUMP WOULD NEVER BE THAT DONALD TRUMP WOULD NEVER BE ELECTED AS PRESIDENT OF THE ELECTED AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. UNITED STATES.>>NOBODY KNOWS NOTHING.>>NOBODY KNOWS NOTHING.>>I KNOW ONE THING, I LOVE>>I KNOW ONE THING, I LOVE AMERICA AND I WANT TO TRY TO FIX AMERICA AND I WANT TO TRY TO FIX THE PROBLEM AND THE PEOPLE THE PROBLEM AND THE PEOPLE THAT’S LEFT BEHIND. THAT’S LEFT BEHIND.>>HOWARD SCHULTZ.>>HOWARD SCHULTZ.>>HIS BOOK “FROM THE GROUND UP”>>HIS BOOK “FROM THE GROUND UP” IS OUT NOW.