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THREAT IN THE FIRST DEGREE ARE PENDING ACCORDING TO JAIL PENDING ACCORDING TO JAIL RECORDS. RECORDS. WE’LL BRING YOU UPDATES ON THE WE’LL BRING YOU UPDATES ON THE STORY AS IT DEVELOPS. STORY AS IT DEVELOPS.>>>I WANT TO GO NOW TO>>>I WANT TO GO NOW TO PRESIDENT TRUMP LEAVING TODAY PRESIDENT TRUMP LEAVING TODAY FOR HIS AUGUST VACATION AMID FOR HIS AUGUST VACATION AMID TUMULTUOUS TIMES TO SAY THE TUMULTUOUS TIMES TO SAY THE LEAST. LEAST. HE’LL SPEND THE NEXT TEN DAYS AT HE’LL SPEND THE NEXT TEN DAYS AT THE NEW JERSEY GOLF CLUB. THE NEW JERSEY GOLF CLUB. AS JONATHAN LEMIRE IS REPORTING AS JONATHAN LEMIRE IS REPORTING IN THE ASSOCIATED PRESS THIS IN THE ASSOCIATED PRESS THIS MORNING, THE PRESIDENT IS FACING MORNING, THE PRESIDENT IS FACING A SERIES OF CRISES AT HOME AND A SERIES OF CRISES AT HOME AND ABROAD AS WELL. ABROAD AS WELL. THAT COULD BE CONSEQUENTIAL FOR THAT COULD BE CONSEQUENTIAL FOR HIS RE-ELECTION BID. HIS RE-ELECTION BID. THERE IS THE AFTERMATH OF THE THERE IS THE AFTERMATH OF THE LATEST MASS SHOOTINGS, BOTH LATEST MASS SHOOTINGS, BOTH OUTRAGE OVER PASSING THE GUN OUTRAGE OVER PASSING THE GUN BILL AND TENSIONS WITH BOTH IRAN BILL AND TENSIONS WITH BOTH IRAN AND NORTH KOREA AND JONATHAN AND NORTH KOREA AND JONATHAN WRITES THE DARK CLOUDS ARE WRITES THE DARK CLOUDS ARE CONVERGING AS THE PRESIDENT’S CONVERGING AS THE PRESIDENT’S BID FOR A SECOND TERM TAKES ON BID FOR A SECOND TERM TAKES ON NEW URGENCY. NEW URGENCY. TRUMP EXUDES CONFIDENCE BUT AS TRUMP EXUDES CONFIDENCE BUT AS THE TWO DOZEN DEMOCRATS EAGER TO THE TWO DOZEN DEMOCRATS EAGER TO TAKE HIS JOB SHARPEN THEIR TAKE HIS JOB SHARPEN THEIR ATTACKS, THE WHITE HOUSE OR FOR ATTACKS, THE WHITE HOUSE OR FOR THE NEXT TEN DAYS THE CLUBHOUSE THE NEXT TEN DAYS THE CLUBHOUSE IN BEDMINSTER, NEW JERSEY L HAVE IN BEDMINSTER, NEW JERSEY L HAVE TO MOUNT A MULTIFRONT EFFORT TO MOUNT A MULTIFRONT EFFORT ROOTED IN MAINTAINING THE BASE ROOTED IN MAINTAINING THE BASE RATHER THAN TRYING TO EXPAND IT. RATHER THAN TRYING TO EXPAND IT. HEILMAN, THE PRESIDENT TAKING ON HEILMAN, THE PRESIDENT TAKING ON A LOT TO SAY THE LEAST OVER THE A LOT TO SAY THE LEAST OVER THE NEXT TEN DAYS BUT THE QUESTION NEXT TEN DAYS BUT THE QUESTION IS WHAT IS HE GOING TO DEAL WITH IS WHAT IS HE GOING TO DEAL WITH FIRST? FIRST? DEAL WIT STUFF THAT RESULTED DEAL WIT STUFF THAT RESULTED FROM THE SHOOTINGS OVER THE FROM THE SHOOTINGS OVER THE WEEKEND, DEAL WITH THE IRAN — WEEKEND, DEAL WITH THE IRAN — AS WE HAVE NOT BEEN NECESSARILY AS WE HAVE NOT BEEN NECESSARILY COVERING CONTINUOUSLY FOR THE COVERING CONTINUOUSLY FOR THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS BECAUSE OF LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS BECAUSE OF THE SHOOTINGS. THE SHOOTINGS. BUT STILL, A LOT OF MOUNTING BUT STILL, A LOT OF MOUNTING SITUATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AS SITUATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AS WELL. WELL.>>THERE’S — I MEAN, THE>>THERE’S — I MEAN, THE PRESIDENT HAS — IS OFF ON PRESIDENT HAS — IS OFF ON VACATION WITH THE FULLEST PLATE VACATION WITH THE FULLEST PLATE IMAGINABLE AND WITH THE CRITIC IMAGINABLE AND WITH THE CRITIC STILL, DORIS, IN A STATE OF STILL, DORIS, IN A STATE OF SHOCK AND ANGUISH AND WITH THE SHOCK AND ANGUISH AND WITH THE DAWNING REALIZATION FOR A LOT OF DAWNING REALIZATION FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE, DESPITE THE NOISE ABOUT PEOPLE, DESPITE THE NOISE ABOUT GUN SAFETY AND PEOPLE TALKING GUN SAFETY AND PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT THE HOUSE COMING BACK IN ABOUT THE HOUSE COMING BACK IN AND PRESSURE ON MITCH McCONNELL, AND PRESSURE ON MITCH McCONNELL, THERE’S STILL A DEEP SENSE FOR A THERE’S STILL A DEEP SENSE FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE OF KIND OF ACHING LOT OF PEOPLE OF KIND OF ACHING SENSE THAT MAYBE AGAIN WE’LL SENSE THAT MAYBE AGAIN WE’LL HAVE ANOTHER HORRIFIC MASS HAVE ANOTHER HORRIFIC MASS SHOOTING, IN THIS CASE, TWO OF SHOOTING, IN THIS CASE, TWO OF THEM AND NOTHING WILL CHANGE. THEM AND NOTHING WILL CHANGE.>>I THINK IT’S A SAD SENSE THAT>>I THINK IT’S A SAD SENSE THAT PEOPLE HAVE. PEOPLE HAVE. YOU KEEP HOPING EVERY TIME THAT YOU KEEP HOPING EVERY TIME THAT ONE TIME THIS COUNTRY GETS ONE TIME THIS COUNTRY GETS MOBILIZED, IT’S A TIPPING POINT. MOBILIZED, IT’S A TIPPING POINT. AND PEOPLE FEEL THAT THIS IS THE AND PEOPLE FEEL THAT THIS IS THE TIME WHEN IT’S GOING TO HAPPEN. TIME WHEN IT’S GOING TO HAPPEN. I STILL MAYBE FEEL SOMETHING I STILL MAYBE FEEL SOMETHING WILL HAPPEN, MAYBE THE WILL HAPPEN, MAYBE THE BACKGROUND CHECKS WILL TAKE BACKGROUND CHECKS WILL TAKE PLACE. PLACE. THERE’S SUCH AN OVERWHELMING THERE’S SUCH AN OVERWHELMING MAJORITY FOR IT. MAJORITY FOR IT. BUT WHAT I KEEP LOOKING BACK ON BUT WHAT I KEEP LOOKING BACK ON THIS ROLE THAT THE PRESIDENT THIS ROLE THAT THE PRESIDENT TAKES AS CONSOLER IN CHIEF IT’S TAKES AS CONSOLER IN CHIEF IT’S AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN OUR COUNTRY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN OUR COUNTRY AND IT’S NOT SIMPLY FOR NATURAL AND IT’S NOT SIMPLY FOR NATURAL DISASTERS. DISASTERS. I MEAN, THE INTERESTING THING I I MEAN, THE INTERESTING THING I FOUND OUT WHICH I HADN’T KNOWN FOUND OUT WHICH I HADN’T KNOWN BEFORE, THE PRESIDENTS DIDN’T GO BEFORE, THE PRESIDENTS DIDN’T GO TO NATURAL DISASTERS. TO NATURAL DISASTERS. 2,000 PEOPLE DIE IN THE 2,000 PEOPLE DIE IN THE JOHNSTOWN NATIONAL FLOOD AND THE JOHNSTOWN NATIONAL FLOOD AND THE PRESIDENT DIDN’T GO. PRESIDENT DIDN’T GO. NOW ALL OF THE LOCAL AREAS HAVE NOW ALL OF THE LOCAL AREAS HAVE BECOME NATIONALIZED. BECOME NATIONALIZED. WE WATCH THEM IN REALTIME, YOU WE WATCH THEM IN REALTIME, YOU NEED THAT PRESIDENT TO GO AND NEED THAT PRESIDENT TO GO AND CONSOLE AND TO REASSURE ABOUT CONSOLE AND TO REASSURE ABOUT ACTION. ACTION. YOU KNOW WHEN I THINK OF FDR’S YOU KNOW WHEN I THINK OF FDR’S FIRST INAUGURAL OR LINCOLN’S FIRST INAUGURAL OR LINCOLN’S SECOND, THERE WERE TIMES OF REAL SECOND, THERE WERE TIMES OF REAL SADNESS THAT WE NEEDED SADNESS THAT WE NEEDED CONSOLATION, BUT THEY ASSURED US CONSOLATION, BUT THEY ASSURED US THEY WOULD ACT AND THAT’S THE THEY WOULD ACT AND THAT’S THE BIG THING THAT’S LEFT OUT, WHAT BIG THING THAT’S LEFT OUT, WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO ABOUT THIS? ARE WE GOING TO DO ABOUT THIS?>>A LOT OF THINGS HAVE CHANGED>>A LOT OF THINGS HAVE CHANGED OVER TIME, DORIS AND THE FACT OVER TIME, DORIS AND THE FACT THAT THE PRESIDENCY IS A TOTALLY THAT THE PRESIDENCY IS A TOTALLY TELEVISED JOB. TELEVISED JOB. PART OF WHAT’S CHANGED HERE. PART OF WHAT’S CHANGED HERE. THE OTHER THING THAT’S CHANGED THE OTHER THING THAT’S CHANGED IN THE CASE OF DONALD TRUMP YOU IN THE CASE OF DONALD TRUMP YOU DON’T HAVE THOSE WHO TALKED DON’T HAVE THOSE WHO TALKED CONSTANTLY ABOUT THEIR CROWD CONSTANTLY ABOUT THEIR CROWD SIZES AS TRUMP DID HERE. SIZES AS TRUMP DID HERE. WHILE VISITING VICTIMS OF LAST WHILE VISITING VICTIMS OF LAST WEEK’S MASS SHOOTING, AND HE WEEK’S MASS SHOOTING, AND HE COMPARED THE CROWD SIZES THAT HE COMPARED THE CROWD SIZES THAT HE AND BETO O’ROURKE DREW AT AND BETO O’ROURKE DREW AT POLITICAL RALLIES THIS YEAR. POLITICAL RALLIES THIS YEAR. A CBS AFFILIATE IN EL PASO A CBS AFFILIATE IN EL PASO POSTED THIS VIDEO ONLINE. POSTED THIS VIDEO ONLINE.>>I WAS HERE THREE MONTHS AGO,>>I WAS HERE THREE MONTHS AGO, WE MADE A SPEECH AND WE HAD A — WE MADE A SPEECH AND WE HAD A — WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE ARENA? WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE ARENA? THAT PLACE WAS PACKED, RIGHT? THAT PLACE WAS PACKED, RIGHT?>>THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU.>>THEN YOU HAD THE CRAZY BETO,>>THEN YOU HAD THE CRAZY BETO, BETO HAD LIKE 400 PEOPLE IN A BETO HAD LIKE 400 PEOPLE IN A PARKING LOT. PARKING LOT.>>THAT’S A SOCIOPATH.>>THAT’S A SOCIOPATH. HE’S IN A HOSPITAL LET’S POINT HE’S IN A HOSPITAL LET’S POINT OUT THAT THE EIGHT PATIENTS DID OUT THAT THE EIGHT PATIENTS DID NOT WANT TO SEE HIM. NOT WANT TO SEE HIM. THAT IS SOCIOPATHIC BEHAVIOR TO THAT IS SOCIOPATHIC BEHAVIOR TO GO INTO THE HOSPITAL AFTER A GO INTO THE HOSPITAL AFTER A MASS SHOOTING WHERE PEOPLE ARE MASS SHOOTING WHERE PEOPLE ARE FIGHTING FOR THEIR LIVES AND TO FIGHTING FOR THEIR LIVES AND TO BE TALKING ABOUT YOUR RALLIES BE TALKING ABOUT YOUR RALLIES AND YOUR COMPETITORS. AND YOUR COMPETITORS. THAT’S A HUMAN BEING WITH NO THAT’S A HUMAN BEING WITH NO CAPACITY TO FEEL. CAPACITY TO FEEL.>>I WILL SAY THIS, JUST TO –>>I WILL SAY THIS, JUST TO — JUST TO SAY ONE THING. JUST TO SAY ONE THING. I WAS DOWN IN EL PASO ON THE DAY I WAS DOWN IN EL PASO ON THE DAY THAT TRUMP’S RALLY — AND BETO THAT TRUMP’S RALLY — AND BETO O’ROURKE HAD THE RALLY. O’ROURKE HAD THE RALLY. THERE WERE ABOUT 10,000 PEOPLE THERE WERE ABOUT 10,000 PEOPLE THERE. THERE. JUST TO CLARIFY I KNOW THAT WAS JUST TO CLARIFY I KNOW THAT WAS REPORTED WIDELY BUT HAVING BEEN REPORTED WIDELY BUT HAVING BEEN AN EYEWITNESS TO IT, IT WASN’T AN EYEWITNESS TO IT, IT WASN’T 4,000 OR 4,000, IT WAS ABOUT 4,000 OR 4,000, IT WAS ABOUT 10,000 PEOPLE AND I ASK YOU, 10,000 PEOPLE AND I ASK YOU, THAT GIVES US A WINDOW INTO THAT GIVES US A WINDOW INTO DONALD TRUMP’S DAY IN DAYTON AND DONALD TRUMP’S DAY IN DAYTON AND IN EL PASO. IN EL PASO. IN DAYTON HE WENT, NOT IN DAYTON HE WENT, NOT ALLOWED — CLOSED PRESS. ALLOWED — CLOSED PRESS. NO REPORTERS WERE ALLOWED TO NO REPORTERS WERE ALLOWED TO WITNESS ANYTHING HE DID. WITNESS ANYTHING HE DID. THEN HE WALKED OUT THE DOOR AND THEN HE WALKED OUT THE DOOR AND HE STARTED TO TALK THE MAYOR OF HE STARTED TO TALK THE MAYOR OF DAYTON. DAYTON. ONE OF THE OHIO SENATORS. ONE OF THE OHIO SENATORS. AND STARTED ATTACKING — JUST AND STARTED ATTACKING — JUST TWEETING AWAY. TWEETING AWAY. WENT INTO ATTACK MODE IN DAYTON. WENT INTO ATTACK MODE IN DAYTON. NOW HE WAS IN EL PASO ATTACKING NOW HE WAS IN EL PASO ATTACKING BETO O’ROURKE. BETO O’ROURKE. SO I ASK THIS TO DONNY’S POINT SO I ASK THIS TO DONNY’S POINT IT’S ONE THING TO BE BAD AT THIS IT’S ONE THING TO BE BAD AT THIS PART OF THIS JOB AND IT’S PART OF THIS JOB AND IT’S ANOTHER THING NOT TO MAKE IT ANOTHER THING NOT TO MAKE IT THROUGH THE DAY IN WHICH YOU’RE THROUGH THE DAY IN WHICH YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO BE CONSOLING PEOPLE SUPPOSED TO BE CONSOLING PEOPLE AND NOT GOING INTO ATTACK MODE AND NOT GOING INTO ATTACK MODE YOURSELF. YOURSELF.>>THE PRESS WASN’T INVITED INTO>>THE PRESS WASN’T INVITED INTO THE HOSPITAL ROOM AND THEN THERE THE HOSPITAL ROOM AND THEN THERE WAS A VIDEO SUBSEQUENTLY PUT OUT WAS A VIDEO SUBSEQUENTLY PUT OUT THAT WAS BASICALLY CELEBRATING THAT WAS BASICALLY CELEBRATING THE PRESIDENT’S VISIT TO THE THE PRESIDENT’S VISIT TO THE HOSPITAL. HOSPITAL. THAT WAS VERY MUCH PUT TOGETHER THAT WAS VERY MUCH PUT TOGETHER BY THE WHITE HOUSE AS WE WELL BY THE WHITE HOUSE AS WE WELL SAW. SAW. MY QUESTION THOUGH TO NOAH IS, MY QUESTION THOUGH TO NOAH IS, HOW IS THIS — OR WILL THIS HOW IS THIS — OR WILL THIS AFFECT HIS BASE? AFFECT HIS BASE? WILL THIS AFFECT TRUMP’S BASE? WILL THIS AFFECT TRUMP’S BASE? WILL THEY SEE IT AS THE FACT WILL THEY SEE IT AS THE FACT THAT THIS PRESIDENT IS NOT THAT THIS PRESIDENT IS NOT COMFORTABLE IN THE POSITION AS COMFORTABLE IN THE POSITION AS CONSOLER IN CHIEF. CONSOLER IN CHIEF. HE’S NOT BEEN EMPATHETIC TO THE HE’S NOT BEEN EMPATHETIC TO THE VICTIMS OF THE HORRIFIC CRIMES VICTIMS OF THE HORRIFIC CRIMES THAT TOOK PLACE OVER THE THAT TOOK PLACE OVER THE WEEKEND. WEEKEND. HE IS TALKING ABOUT HIMSELF HE IS TALKING ABOUT HIMSELF INSIDE OF THIS HOSPITAL VERSUS INSIDE OF THIS HOSPITAL VERSUS REFLECTING ON WHAT TOOK PLACE IN REFLECTING ON WHAT TOOK PLACE IN THIS COUNTRY OVER THE LAST WEEK. THIS COUNTRY OVER THE LAST WEEK. OVER THE LAST YEARS REALLY AND OVER THE LAST YEARS REALLY AND WHAT HAS HAPPENED IN THIS WHAT HAS HAPPENED IN THIS COUNTRY. COUNTRY. IS THIS GOING TO AFFECT HIS BASE IS THIS GOING TO AFFECT HIS BASE AT ALL? AT ALL? IS IT RESONATING WITH THEM? IS IT RESONATING WITH THEM?>>PROBABLY SOME, BUT PROBABLY>>PROBABLY SOME, BUT PROBABLY NOT FOR MOST. NOT FOR MOST. HONESTLY FOR ME THE BASE IS NOT HONESTLY FOR ME THE BASE IS NOT THE RELEVANT QUESTION. THE RELEVANT QUESTION. BECAUSE THE BASE IS A PRETTY BECAUSE THE BASE IS A PRETTY SMALL CHUNK OF THE ELECTORATE. SMALL CHUNK OF THE ELECTORATE. IT’S NOT ENOUGH TO SECURE IT’S NOT ENOUGH TO SECURE RE-ELECTION. RE-ELECTION. WHAT HE NEEDS TO DO IS BUILD ON WHAT HE NEEDS TO DO IS BUILD ON THAT. THAT. HE LOST THE VOTE IN 2016, HE LOST THE VOTE IN 2016, PRESIDENTS TEND TO EXPAND ON PRESIDENTS TEND TO EXPAND ON THAT AND WE HAVE SEEN LITTLE THAT AND WE HAVE SEEN LITTLE EVIDENCE TO SEE THAT HE’S EVIDENCE TO SEE THAT HE’S INTERESTED IN EXPANDING ON HIS INTERESTED IN EXPANDING ON HIS BASE. BASE. HE IS RESCUED IN PART BY HE IS RESCUED IN PART BY NEGATIVE PARTISANSHIP, BUT NEGATIVE PARTISANSHIP, BUT REPUBLICAN VOTERS, CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN VOTERS, CONSERVATIVE VOTERS WHO ARE FRUSTRATED BY THE VOTERS WHO ARE FRUSTRATED BY THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND THEIR DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND THEIR MESSAGING. MESSAGING. BUT THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF IS NOT BUT THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF IS NOT MAKING AN AFFIRMATIVE CASE FOR MAKING AN AFFIRMATIVE CASE FOR HIMSELF. HIMSELF.>>I THINK THE REAL QUESTION AT>>I THINK THE REAL QUESTION AT SOME POINT LEADERS HAVE AN SOME POINT LEADERS HAVE AN AMBITION FOR SELF THAT GETS AMBITION FOR SELF THAT GETS TRANSFORMED INTO THE AMBITION TRANSFORMED INTO THE AMBITION FOR THE GREATER GOOD. FOR THE GREATER GOOD. WE HAVE SEEN THAT IN ALL OUR WE HAVE SEEN THAT IN ALL OUR PRESIDENTS. PRESIDENTS. WHEN TEDDY ROOSEVELT FIRST WENT WHEN TEDDY ROOSEVELT FIRST WENT IN, HE WAS SORT OF ARROGANT, HE IN, HE WAS SORT OF ARROGANT, HE SAW WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO LIVE IN SAW WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO LIVE IN THE SLUMS AND SUDDENLY THAT THE SLUMS AND SUDDENLY THAT EMPATHY DEVELOPED WITHIN HIM. EMPATHY DEVELOPED WITHIN HIM. AFTER FDR’S POLIO HE BECAME A AFTER FDR’S POLIO HE BECAME A MUCH DEEPER PERSON WHO WANTED TO MUCH DEEPER PERSON WHO WANTED TO DEAL WITH OTHER PEOPLE WHOM FATE DEAL WITH OTHER PEOPLE WHOM FATE HAD DEALT AN UNKIND HAND. HAD DEALT AN UNKIND HAND. YOU KEEP WAITING AND WAITING FOR YOU KEEP WAITING AND WAITING FOR IT HERE. IT HERE.>>IS IT REASONABLE TO KEEP>>IS IT REASONABLE TO KEEP WAITING? WAITING? I THINK IT’S FAIR TO SAY THAT I THINK IT’S FAIR TO SAY THAT MANY PRESIDENTS HAVE GROWN IN MANY PRESIDENTS HAVE GROWN IN OFFICE. OFFICE. BUT TEDDY ROOSEVELT AS FAR AS I BUT TEDDY ROOSEVELT AS FAR AS I KNOW, NEITHER TEDDY OR FRANKLIN KNOW, NEITHER TEDDY OR FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT WAS REFERRED TO DELANO ROOSEVELT WAS REFERRED TO AS A SOCIOPATH AS DONNY CALLED AS A SOCIOPATH AS DONNY CALLED HIM NOW. HIM NOW. NEITHER OF THEM SPENT YEARS IN NEITHER OF THEM SPENT YEARS IN OFFICE AND PEOPLE SAYING THEY’RE OFFICE AND PEOPLE SAYING THEY’RE MENTALLY ILL. MENTALLY ILL. IS THERE ANY REASON TO THINK — IS THERE ANY REASON TO THINK — IT SEEMS LIKE KIND OF A IT SEEMS LIKE KIND OF A RIDICULOUS HOPE THAT DONALD RIDICULOUS HOPE THAT DONALD TRUMP IS GOING TO CHANGE AT ALL. TRUMP IS GOING TO CHANGE AT ALL.>>WELL, THE REAL PROBLEM IS>>WELL, THE REAL PROBLEM IS THAT THE WAY YOU EVOLVE IN THAT THE WAY YOU EVOLVE IN OFFICE IS YOU GET EXPERIENCE BY OFFICE IS YOU GET EXPERIENCE BY SEEING OTHER PEOPLE AND LEARNING SEEING OTHER PEOPLE AND LEARNING ABOUT THEM. ABOUT THEM. THAT MEANS YOU HAVE TO GO BEYOND THAT MEANS YOU HAVE TO GO BEYOND YOUR BASE. YOUR BASE. YOU WOULD HAVE TO REALLY SEE YOU WOULD HAVE TO REALLY SEE OTHER PEOPLE’S LIVES AND GET AN OTHER PEOPLE’S LIVES AND GET AN EMPATHY AND AN UNDERSTANDING FOR EMPATHY AND AN UNDERSTANDING FOR WHERE THEY’RE COMING FROM. WHERE THEY’RE COMING FROM. IF YOU STAY WITHIN YOUR BASE, IF YOU STAY WITHIN YOUR BASE, THEN IT’S NOT AS LIKELY. THEN IT’S NOT AS LIKELY.>>THAT MEANS YOU HAVE TO BE>>THAT MEANS YOU HAVE TO BE CONTEMPLATIVE AND SELF-AWARE CONTEMPLATIVE AND SELF-AWARE WHICH WE HAVEN’T SEEN FROM THIS WHICH WE HAVEN’T SEEN FROM THIS PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT. DO YOU THINK THE VOTERS WANT DO YOU THINK THE VOTERS WANT EMPATHY IN A PRESIDENT? EMPATHY IN A PRESIDENT?>>I THINK THEY DO.>>I THINK THEY DO. WE CAN’T GIVE UP ON WHAT THE WE CAN’T GIVE UP ON WHAT THE VOTERS WANT. VOTERS WANT. EMPATHY IS A NATURAL HUMAN EMPATHY IS A NATURAL HUMAN TRAIT, THE MOST IMPORTANT HUMAN TRAIT, THE MOST IMPORTANT HUMAN TRAIT FOR MY LEADER AT ANY TRAIT FOR MY LEADER AT ANY LEVEL. LEVEL. WHETHER YOU’RE THE HEAD OF A WHETHER YOU’RE THE HEAD OF A POLICE ORGANIZATION, OR THE HEAD POLICE ORGANIZATION, OR THE HEAD OF THE UNIVERSITY. OF THE UNIVERSITY. AND THE FACT THAT WE WANT IT, AND THE FACT THAT WE WANT IT, AND IT’S NOT THERE I THINK IT AND IT’S NOT THERE I THINK IT BECOMES A GAP RIGHT NOW. BECOMES A GAP RIGHT NOW. I THINK WE’RE FEELING IT RIGHT I THINK WE’RE FEELING IT RIGHT NOW. NOW.>>GENE SCOTT, I WANT TO GET YOU>>GENE SCOTT, I WANT TO GET YOU IN HERE FROM THE POINT OF VIEW IN HERE FROM THE POINT OF VIEW WHO SOMEONE WHO COVERS THE WHITE WHO SOMEONE WHO COVERS THE WHITE HOUSE AND COVERS STUFF IN HOUSE AND COVERS STUFF IN WASHINGTON. WASHINGTON. THIS HAS BEEN A KIND OF AN THIS HAS BEEN A KIND OF AN EXTRAORDINARY WEEK AND A SAD EXTRAORDINARY WEEK AND A SAD WEEK AND ANGUISHED WEEK. WEEK AND ANGUISHED WEEK. THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN IN THE THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CONTROVERSY AS HE MIDDLE OF THE CONTROVERSY AS HE OFTEN IS. OFTEN IS. DO THE PEOPLE AROUND DONALD DO THE PEOPLE AROUND DONALD TRUMP AT THE END OF THIS WEEK TRUMP AT THE END OF THIS WEEK HAVE HIM — HAVING LOOKED AT HAVE HIM — HAVING LOOKED AT WHAT THE DISCUSSION WAS, THE WHAT THE DISCUSSION WAS, THE KINDS OF CRITICISMS LEVELLED KINDS OF CRITICISMS LEVELLED AGAINST HIM, AT THE TRIP HE MADE AGAINST HIM, AT THE TRIP HE MADE AND THE KIND OF EXTRAORDINARY AND THE KIND OF EXTRAORDINARY SCENE OF HIM GOING TO EL PASO SCENE OF HIM GOING TO EL PASO AND NOT WANTING ANY OF THE AND NOT WANTING ANY OF THE VICTIMS — HAVING ALL OF THE VICTIMS — HAVING ALL OF THE VICTIMS SAYING THEY DON’T WANT VICTIMS SAYING THEY DON’T WANT TO SEE HIM, DO PEOPLE AROUND THE TO SEE HIM, DO PEOPLE AROUND THE PRESIDENT FEEL AS THOUGH THIS PRESIDENT FEEL AS THOUGH THIS WEEK HAS BEEN IN ANY WAY A WEEK HAS BEEN IN ANY WAY A SUCCESS FOR HIM? SUCCESS FOR HIM? WHAT’S YOUR VIEW OF HOW THIS ALL WHAT’S YOUR VIEW OF HOW THIS ALL WENT FOR DONALD TRUMP? WENT FOR DONALD TRUMP?>>WELL, I THINK FROM OUR>>WELL, I THINK FROM OUR REPORTING SOME OF THE PEOPLE REPORTING SOME OF THE PEOPLE CLOSEST TO THE PRESIDENT DO CLOSEST TO THE PRESIDENT DO BELIEVE THAT THIS WAS SOMEWHAT BELIEVE THAT THIS WAS SOMEWHAT WELL RECEIVED BY THE PEOPLE WHO WELL RECEIVED BY THE PEOPLE WHO ARE ALREADY ON THE TRUMP TRAIN. ARE ALREADY ON THE TRUMP TRAIN. AS WE COMMUNICATED EARLIER ON AS WE COMMUNICATED EARLIER ON THE PANEL, THE BASE IS WITH HIM. THE PANEL, THE BASE IS WITH HIM. THEY HAVEN’T CRITICIZED HIM WHEN THEY HAVEN’T CRITICIZED HIM WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE CONSERVATIVE YOU LOOK AT THE CONSERVATIVE MEDIA’S RESPONSE TO HOW THE MEDIA’S RESPONSE TO HOW THE PRESIDENT HAS HANDLED THIS PRESIDENT HAS HANDLED THIS SITUATION AND SO THAT’S BEEN A SITUATION AND SO THAT’S BEEN A WIN FOR THEM BECAUSE IF YOU WIN FOR THEM BECAUSE IF YOU REMEMBER EARLIER, I BELIEVE IT REMEMBER EARLIER, I BELIEVE IT WAS IN THE SPRING THERE ARE WAS IN THE SPRING THERE ARE PEOPLE AFFILIATED WITH THE PEOPLE AFFILIATED WITH THE CAMPAIGN, COMMUNICATED THAT ONE CAMPAIGN, COMMUNICATED THAT ONE OF THE MAIN POLITICAL STRATEGIES OF THE MAIN POLITICAL STRATEGIES IS TURNOUT. IS TURNOUT. KEEPING THE BASE THERE. KEEPING THE BASE THERE. NOT SO MUCH AS WINNING OVER NOT SO MUCH AS WINNING OVER SWING VOTERS BUT MAKING THE SWING VOTERS BUT MAKING THE PEOPLE WHO ARE ALREADY BACKING PEOPLE WHO ARE ALREADY BACKING TRUMP FEEL AS IF HE’S SOMEONE TRUMP FEEL AS IF HE’S SOMEONE THAT IS STILL WITH THEM. THAT IS STILL WITH THEM. SO FOR THEM THAT IS VERY MUCH A SO FOR THEM THAT IS VERY MUCH A WIN. WIN. THE PRESIDENT HASN’T GONE OFF THE PRESIDENT HASN’T GONE OFF SCRIPT IS SIGNIFICANTLY. SCRIPT IS SIGNIFICANTLY. MOST PEOPLE HAVE FORGOTTEN ABOUT MOST PEOPLE HAVE FORGOTTEN ABOUT THE TOLEDO/DAYTON MISHAP THERE. THE TOLEDO/DAYTON MISHAP THERE. BUT OVERALL, AS WE KNOW, CARING BUT OVERALL, AS WE KNOW, CARING ABOUT WHAT THE BASE THINKS AND ABOUT WHAT THE BASE THINKS AND FEELS IS NOT ENOUGH TO SECURE A FEELS IS NOT ENOUGH TO SECURE A RE-ELECTION AND SO WHETHER OR RE-ELECTION AND SO WHETHER OR NOT THEY THINK THIS IS A WIN OR NOT THEY THINK THIS IS A WIN OR NOT IS SUCH A SHORT SIGHTED VIEW NOT IS SUCH A SHORT SIGHTED VIEW OF WHAT IT TAKES TO BE OF WHAT IT TAKES TO BE VICTORIOUS IN 2020. VICTORIOUS IN 2020. THEY DEFINITELY NEED MORE THAN THEY DEFINITELY NEED MORE THAN THE PEOPLE BACKING THIS THE PEOPLE BACKING THIS PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT.>>KARINE, IT WILL BE THE WEEK>>KARINE, IT WILL BE THE WEEK THAT’S REMEMBERED I THINK IN ONE THAT’S REMEMBERED I THINK IN ONE RESPECT BY HISTORY AS THE WEEK RESPECT BY HISTORY AS THE WEEK WHEN SIX DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL WHEN SIX DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES CAME OUT AND SAID CANDIDATES CAME OUT AND SAID DONALD TRUMP IS A WHITE DONALD TRUMP IS A WHITE SUPREMACIST. SUPREMACIST. WE HAVE MANY PEOPLE WHO CALL WE HAVE MANY PEOPLE WHO CALL DONALD TRUMP A RACIST. DONALD TRUMP A RACIST. SOME A WHITE NATIONALIST. SOME A WHITE NATIONALIST. I’M SAYING HE HIMSELF. I’M SAYING HE HIMSELF. THIS WEEK WE CROSS AS RUBICON, THIS WEEK WE CROSS AS RUBICON, SIX IN THE PRESIDENTIAL SIX IN THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN, NOW LABELLING THE CAMPAIGN, NOW LABELLING THE PRESIDENT A WHITE SUPREMACIST PRESIDENT A WHITE SUPREMACIST AND WE CAN TALK ABOUT ABOUT THIS AND WE CAN TALK ABOUT ABOUT THIS MORE OVER THE COURSE OF THE MORE OVER THE COURSE OF THE HOUR, I WONDER WHAT YOU THINK HOUR, I WONDER WHAT YOU THINK THE POLITICAL IMPLICATIONS ARE THE POLITICAL IMPLICATIONS ARE FOR BOTH SIDES AS WE KIND OF GO FOR BOTH SIDES AS WE KIND OF GO BARRELLING INTO THIS RE-ELECTION BARRELLING INTO THIS RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN. CAMPAIGN.>>WELL, WE SEE ALREADY WHAT’S>>WELL, WE SEE ALREADY WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH THE OTHER SIDE HAPPENING WITH THE OTHER SIDE WITH DONALD TRUMP AND WHAT HIS WITH DONALD TRUMP AND WHAT HIS FOLKS ARE SAYING AND USING THAT FOLKS ARE SAYING AND USING THAT THAT — THESE CANDIDATES CALLING THAT — THESE CANDIDATES CALLING DONALD TRUMP A WHITE SUPREMACIST DONALD TRUMP A WHITE SUPREMACIST SAYING THEY’RE CALLING THEIR SAYING THEY’RE CALLING THEIR SUPPORTERS WHITE SUPREMACISTS AS SUPPORTERS WHITE SUPREMACISTS AS WELL. WELL. RACIST AS WELL. RACIST AS WELL. SO WE SAW WHAT’S GOING ON ON OUR SO WE SAW WHAT’S GOING ON ON OUR SIDE. SIDE. I THINK ON THE DEMOCRATIC SIDE I THINK ON THE DEMOCRATIC SIDE LOOK WE HAVE COME TO A POINT LOOK WE HAVE COME TO A POINT THAT PEOPLE CAN’T TAKE IT THAT PEOPLE CAN’T TAKE IT ANYMORE. ANYMORE. IT IS REALLY CLEAR WHO DONALD IT IS REALLY CLEAR WHO DONALD TRUMP IS. TRUMP IS. IT’S BEEN FOR A LONG WHILE NOW. IT’S BEEN FOR A LONG WHILE NOW. BUT WHAT WE SAW THIS WEEK, BUT WHAT WE SAW THIS WEEK, RIGHT, WE SAW THIS WEEK IS A RIGHT, WE SAW THIS WEEK IS A PRESIDENT WHO COULDN’T RISE TO PRESIDENT WHO COULDN’T RISE TO THE OCCASION. THE OCCASION. RIGHT? RIGHT? IN PAST YEARS, WE HAVE SEEN IN PAST YEARS, WE HAVE SEEN DEMOCRAT AND REPUBLICAN DEMOCRAT AND REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTS REGARDLESS NOT MAKE PRESIDENTS REGARDLESS NOT MAKE THIS OF POLITICS. THIS OF POLITICS. IT WASN’T PARTISAN. IT WASN’T PARTISAN. BUT HE WASN’T ABLE TO JUST HEAL BUT HE WASN’T ABLE TO JUST HEAL THE COUNTRY, TO UNIFY THE THE COUNTRY, TO UNIFY THE COUNTRY, TO BE THE CONSOLER IN COUNTRY, TO BE THE CONSOLER IN CHIEF AND I THINK THAT’S WHAT CHIEF AND I THINK THAT’S WHAT WAS MISSING TODAY THAT ALLOWED WAS MISSING TODAY THAT ALLOWED THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES TO THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES TO STEP INTO THAT LEADERSHIP ROLE. STEP INTO THAT LEADERSHIP ROLE. TO CALL IT WHAT IT IS. TO CALL IT WHAT IT IS. TO CALL OUT THE RACISM, TO CALL TO CALL OUT THE RACISM, TO CALL WHAT DONALD TRUMP TRULY IS AND WHAT DONALD TRUMP TRULY IS AND TO OFFER AN ALTERNATIVE TO SAY TO OFFER AN ALTERNATIVE TO SAY THIS IS NOT WHO WE NEED TO BE OR THIS IS NOT WHO WE NEED TO BE OR HAVE TO BE. HAVE TO BE. WE COULD BE SOMETHING DIFFERENT WE COULD BE SOMETHING DIFFERENT AS A COUNTRY. AS A COUNTRY. AND I THINK THAT’S WHERE WE ARE AND I THINK THAT’S WHERE WE ARE THIS WEEK. THIS WEEK. I THINK THAT’S ONE OF THE BIG I THINK THAT’S ONE OF THE BIG CHANGES AND IT PLAYS INTO CHANGES AND IT PLAYS INTO CALLING HIM A WHITE SUPREMACIST. CALLING HIM A WHITE SUPREMACIST. BECAUSE IT’S ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. BECAUSE IT’S ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. WHAT WE SAW IN EL PASO WITH THAT WHAT WE SAW IN EL PASO WITH THAT MANIFESTO OF THE GUNMAN THAT MANIFESTO OF THE GUNMAN THAT MIRRORED WHAT DONALD TRUMP HAS MIRRORED WHAT DONALD TRUMP HAS BEEN SAYING, RIGHT, THE BEEN SAYING, RIGHT, THE INVASION, THE HORRIBLE INVASION, THE HORRIBLE ANTI-IMMIGRANT LANGUAGE, I THINK ANTI-IMMIGRANT LANGUAGE, I THINK THAT’S ENOUGH. THAT’S ENOUGH. IT’S ENOUGH FOR FOLKS. IT’S ENOUGH FOR FOLKS. PEOPLE ARE — 22 PEOPLE DIED. PEOPLE ARE — 22 PEOPLE DIED. SO YOU HAVE TO CALL IT WHAT IT SO YOU HAVE TO CALL IT WHAT IT IS. IS. YOU HAVE TO CALL WHAT DONALD YOU HAVE TO CALL WHAT DONALD TRUMP IS DOING WHAT IT IS. TRUMP IS DOING WHAT IT IS. AND THAT’S HOW YOU MOVE IN I AND THAT’S HOW YOU MOVE IN I THINK DEMOCRATS HAVE TO GO INTO THINK DEMOCRATS HAVE TO GO INTO 2020 FIGHTING AND CALLING IT 2020 FIGHTING AND CALLING IT OUT. OUT.>>JOE BIDEN IS AN INTERESTING>>JOE BIDEN IS AN INTERESTING CASE STUDY IN THIS THIS. CASE STUDY IN THIS THIS. HE SAID, YOU WANT ME TO SAY THE HE SAID, YOU WANT ME TO SAY THE WORDS, I WON’T. WORDS, I WON’T. I WON’T CALL DONALD TRUMP A I WON’T CALL DONALD TRUMP A WHITE SUPREMACIST. WHITE SUPREMACIST. I GO AROUND AND I TALK ABOUT THE I GO AROUND AND I TALK ABOUT THE WAYS IN WHICH DONALD TRUMP WAYS IN WHICH DONALD TRUMP AGGRAVATED WHITE NATIONALIST AGGRAVATED WHITE NATIONALIST SENTIMENT, ALLOWED FOR IT TO SENTIMENT, ALLOWED FOR IT TO BUBBLE UP ON THE RIGHT AND WHY BUBBLE UP ON THE RIGHT AND WHY THAT’S BAD. THAT’S BAD. YOU GET A LOT OF PUSH BACK FROM YOU GET A LOT OF PUSH BACK FROM VOTERS WHO SAY YOU’RE CALLING ME VOTERS WHO SAY YOU’RE CALLING ME A RACIST. A RACIST. YOU’RE SAYING I’M A RACIST. YOU’RE SAYING I’M A RACIST. THAT MAKES THEM DEFENSIVE AND THAT MAKES THEM DEFENSIVE AND THAT’S HOW YOU HARDEN THE 63 THAT’S HOW YOU HARDEN THE 63 MILLION VOTES. MILLION VOTES. YOU WANT TO GET THEM TO MOVE, YOU WANT TO GET THEM TO MOVE, YOU SAY — YOU GIVE THEM AN OUT. YOU SAY — YOU GIVE THEM AN OUT. YOU GIVE THEM PLAUSIBLE YOU GIVE THEM PLAUSIBLE DENIABILITY. DENIABILITY. NO, YOU DON’T APPROVE OF THAT IN NO, YOU DON’T APPROVE OF THAT IN YOUR HEART THAT’S NOT YOUR YOUR HEART THAT’S NOT YOUR FAULT, IT’S HIS FAULT. FAULT, IT’S HIS FAULT. THAT’S WHAT YOU NEED TO DO. THAT’S WHAT YOU NEED TO DO. THAT’S WHAT JOE BIDEN IS DOING. THAT’S WHAT JOE BIDEN IS DOING.>>GO AHEAD, KARINE.>>GO AHEAD, KARINE.>>BUT NONE OF THE DEMOCRATIC>>BUT NONE OF THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES SAID THAT THEY ARE CANDIDATES SAID THAT THEY ARE RACIST. RACIST. THAT THE SUPPORTERS OF DONALD THAT THE SUPPORTERS OF DONALD TRUMP ARE RACIST OR WHITE TRUMP ARE RACIST OR WHITE SUPREMACISTS. SUPREMACISTS. THEY’RE TRYING TO MAKE A CLEAR THEY’RE TRYING TO MAKE A CLEAR CASE OF IF YOU SUPPORT DONALD CASE OF IF YOU SUPPORT DONALD TRUMP, YOU’RE SUPPORTING HIS TRUMP, YOU’RE SUPPORTING HIS RACISM, HIS XENOPHOBIA, ALL OF RACISM, HIS XENOPHOBIA, ALL OF IT, THE MISOGYNY AND THE IT, THE MISOGYNY AND THE HOMOPHOBIA. HOMOPHOBIA. WE HAVE SEEN IT IN THE LAST TWO WE HAVE SEEN IT IN THE LAST TWO YEARS THE POLICIES AND THE YEARS THE POLICIES AND THE HATEFUL LANGUAGE FROM THIS HATEFUL LANGUAGE FROM THIS PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT. THAT’S WHAT THEY’RE CALLING OUT. THAT’S WHAT THEY’RE CALLING OUT. THAT’S WHAT THEY’RE TRYING TO THAT’S WHAT THEY’RE TRYING TO SHOW HIS SUPPORTERS AND HONESTLY SHOW HIS SUPPORTERS AND HONESTLY LIKE YOU SAID, YOU EVEN SAID LIKE YOU SAID, YOU EVEN SAID THIS, NOAH. THIS, NOAH. THE CORE SUPPORTERS WHERE ARE THE CORE SUPPORTERS WHERE ARE THEY ARE, BUT IT’S ABOUT THE THEY ARE, BUT IT’S ABOUT THE INDEPENDENTS AND ABOUT THE INDEPENDENTS AND ABOUT THE SUBURBAN MOMS, THE SUBURBAN KIND SUBURBAN MOMS, THE SUBURBAN KIND OF — THOSE DISTRICTS THAT OF — THOSE DISTRICTS THAT DEMOCRATS HAVE TO WIN. DEMOCRATS HAVE TO WIN. AS WELL AS LIFT UP THEIR BASE. AS WELL AS LIFT UP THEIR BASE.>>I THINK YOU’RE RIGHT.>>I THINK YOU’RE RIGHT. I THINK TO SOME EXTENT YOU WANT I THINK TO SOME EXTENT YOU WANT TO BE ABLE TO HAVE EVEN THE CORE TO BE ABLE TO HAVE EVEN THE CORE SUPPORTERS FEEL THAT THE SUPPORTERS FEEL THAT THE RHETORIC HAS REALLY HURT US. RHETORIC HAS REALLY HURT US. THAT’S AN ABSOLUTE UNDERSTANDING THAT’S AN ABSOLUTE UNDERSTANDING THAT WE CAN’T HAVE THIS KIND OF THAT WE CAN’T HAVE THIS KIND OF RHETORIC WHEN IT’S MAGNIFYING RHETORIC WHEN IT’S MAGNIFYING ITSELF ON PEOPLE’S BEHAVIOR. ITSELF ON PEOPLE’S BEHAVIOR. YOU START THERE AND YOU BUILD YOU START THERE AND YOU BUILD THAT. THAT. IT’S RIDICULOUS, THE WHOLE IDEA IT’S RIDICULOUS, THE WHOLE IDEA WHAT A LEADER IS. WHAT A LEADER IS. IN A GOOD WAY, I MEAN, WHEN IN A GOOD WAY, I MEAN, WHEN FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT WE HAVE FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT WE HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR BUT FEAR ITSELF, NOTHING TO FEAR BUT FEAR ITSELF, HE CONTAGIONED THE COUNTRY. HE CONTAGIONED THE COUNTRY. THAT’S WHAT LEADERSHIP CAN DO. THAT’S WHAT LEADERSHIP CAN DO. IT CAN DO IT AT THE OPPOSITE IT CAN DO IT AT THE OPPOSITE END. END.>>YOU DON’T WANT THE VOTERS TO>>YOU DON’T WANT THE VOTERS TO BE CULPABLE AND DEFENSIVE. BE CULPABLE AND DEFENSIVE.>>AND YOU WANT THEM TO SAY THIS>>AND YOU WANT THEM TO SAY THIS RHETORIC IS WRONG. RHETORIC IS WRONG. NOT WHAT WE BELIEVE. NOT WHAT WE BELIEVE.>>AND EUGENE SCOTT, IS THIS>>AND EUGENE SCOTT, IS THIS ABOUT EXCITING THE DEMOCRATIC ABOUT EXCITING THE DEMOCRATIC BASE? BASE? IF THIS IS ABOUT EXCITING THE IF THIS IS ABOUT EXCITING THE DEMOCRATIC BASE GETTING THE DEMOCRATIC BASE GETTING THE TURNOUT IN 2020, DOES THERE NEED TURNOUT IN 2020, DOES THERE NEED TO BE TOTAL AND ABSOLUTE TO BE TOTAL AND ABSOLUTE UNIFICATION FROM THE DEMOCRATS, UNIFICATION FROM THE DEMOCRATS, FROM THE 2020 AGAIN TO FROM THE 2020 AGAIN TO WASHINGTON, WHEN IT COMES TO WASHINGTON, WHEN IT COMES TO CALLING THE PRESIDENT A WHITE CALLING THE PRESIDENT A WHITE SUPREMACIST IF THAT’S WHAT YOU SUPREMACIST IF THAT’S WHAT YOU THINK IS TO THE IMPEACHMENT THINK IS TO THE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY? INQUIRY?>>I THINK HOW DIFFERENT THE>>I THINK HOW DIFFERENT THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES HAVE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES HAVE RESPONDED, DEMONSTRATES ON WHAT RESPONDED, DEMONSTRATES ON WHAT THEY BELIEVE THE WINNING THE THEY BELIEVE THE WINNING THE WHITE HOUSE NOMINATION IS. WHITE HOUSE NOMINATION IS. THOSE CLOSEST TO THE BASE KNOW THOSE CLOSEST TO THE BASE KNOW THEY HAVE TO BOLDLY CALL THE THEY HAVE TO BOLDLY CALL THE PRESIDENT RACIST OR WHITE PRESIDENT RACIST OR WHITE SUPREMACIST TO TURN OUT THE BASE SUPREMACIST TO TURN OUT THE BASE AND TURN OUT THE PEOPLE OF AND TURN OUT THE PEOPLE OF COLOR, TO TURN OUT THE MORE COLOR, TO TURN OUT THE MORE ACTIVIST LIBERALS WHO ARE NOT IN ACTIVIST LIBERALS WHO ARE NOT IN QUESTION ABOUT WHERE THE QUESTION ABOUT WHERE THE PRESIDENT STANDS WHEN IT COMES PRESIDENT STANDS WHEN IT COMES TO QUESTIONS ABOUT ISSUES OF TO QUESTIONS ABOUT ISSUES OF RACE. RACE. BUT THE CANDIDATES ARE HOPING TO BUT THE CANDIDATES ARE HOPING TO BE MORE MODERATE, WHO WANT TO BE MORE MODERATE, WHO WANT TO PRESENT ANOTHER OPTION, BUT PRESENT ANOTHER OPTION, BUT DEFINITELY AREN’T TRYING TO DEFINITELY AREN’T TRYING TO CONVINCE THEIR SUPPORTERS THAT CONVINCE THEIR SUPPORTERS THAT THEY’RE GOING TO MOVE AS FAR THEY’RE GOING TO MOVE AS FAR LEFT AS SOME OF THE PROGRESSIVES LEFT AS SOME OF THE PROGRESSIVES ARE A BIT ANXIOUS ABOUT SPEAKING ARE A BIT ANXIOUS ABOUT SPEAKING THAT BOLDLY AND DEFINITELY WANT THAT BOLDLY AND DEFINITELY WANT TO MAKE IT VERY CLEAR THAT THEY TO MAKE IT VERY CLEAR THAT THEY DO NOT SUPPORT THE PRESIDENT’S DO NOT SUPPORT THE PRESIDENT’S WORLD VIEW. WORLD VIEW. BUT DON’T WANT TO COMMUNICATE BUT DON’T WANT TO COMMUNICATE THAT PEOPLE WHO DO ARE WHITE THAT PEOPLE WHO DO ARE WHITE SUPREMACISTS. SUPREMACISTS. SO I THINK WE SAW THIS IN THE SO I THINK WE SAW THIS IN THE LAST PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE WHEN LAST PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE WHEN SOME CANDIDATES WENT OUT OF SOME CANDIDATES WENT OUT OF THEIR WAY TO SAY, YEAH, SOME THEIR WAY TO SAY, YEAH, SOME PEOPLE BACKED TRUMP BECAUSE OF PEOPLE BACKED TRUMP BECAUSE OF ECONOMIC AND THAT’S WHY MANY ECONOMIC AND THAT’S WHY MANY SUPPORTED TRUMP. SUPPORTED TRUMP. HOW PEOPLE RESPOND DEPENDS ON HOW PEOPLE RESPOND DEPENDS ON WHO THEIR OWN CONSULTANTS AND WHO THEIR OWN CONSULTANTS AND ADVISERS SAY THEY NEED TO LISTEN ADVISERS SAY THEY NEED TO LISTEN TO AND THING THEY NEED TO DO TO TO AND THING THEY NEED TO DO TO WIN THE DEBATES. WIN THE DEBATES.>>”THE WASHINGTON POST,” EUGENE>>”THE WASHINGTON POST,” EUGENE SCOTT, THANK YOU MY FRIEND. SCOTT, THANK YOU MY FRIEND. STILL AHEAD, IMMIGRATION STILL AHEAD, IMMIGRATION OFFICIALS HAVE RELEASED HUNDREDS OFFICIALS HAVE RELEASED HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE SWEPT UP IN RAIDS AT OF PEOPLE SWEPT UP IN RAIDS AT FOOD PROCESSING PLANTS IN FOOD PROCESSING PLANTS IN MISSISSIPPI. MISSISSIPPI. STILL, HUNDREDS MORE REMAIN IN STILL, HUNDREDS MORE REMAIN IN DETENTION.

100 thoughts on “A President Who Can’t Rise To The Occasion? | Morning Joe | MSNBC

  1. Something is wrong with Trump's brain. While Melania holds an orphaned baby due to a mass murderer Trump has a beaming smile and gives a thumbs up.
    What a fuckwad.

  2. TRUMP: W..what?? feel for these people? what are you talking about? Im the only person who feels things. I don't feel their pain… their just animals from south America, they don't feel pain. Murderers and rapists, all of them. We need to send a message. Make America White Again… I mean, great again.

  3. new law, in order to run for public office, you must demonstrate a legitimate ability to feel empathy and have lived your life based on morals. Narcissistic sociopath rapists and pedophiles have no business leading our nation, or running free in our communities.

  4. The only thing Trump could raise for, is to burn some crosses wearing a white hood and speak in a kkk convention against blacks and browns.

  5. I and we, were so lucky to have had John Avlon subbing for
    father again, Brian Stelter, today on Reliable Sources, appearing with a fresh
    head of hair dye, without which I and we, would have been deeply insulted as
    having been not worthy enough…

  6. What horrifies me is that his core supporters (who are >50% of republicans) really don't care that he's a racist.

    I believe that the majority of white people (and I'm white) just don't care that he's racist. The majority of white people would be entirely ok with returning to the 1930's

  7. These politicians specially Republicans will not do anything that the public is demanding. They are trying to buy time so that people will forget about these tragedies .I dont want to hear any more words, actions speak louder .

  8. Trump is uncapable of sympathy . He was born with a silver spoon and will sell america to the highest bidder. Why was he allowed in that hospital and without reporters? He needs to go.

  9. The title "A president who can't rise to the occasion" mislead me.. I thought the video would be about Turnips erectile and mental dysfunction..

  10. All Democrats have is their pathetic race card! Everything is racist this and racist that! The only racist is them and they are so stupid they don't see how they are the only racists. It ain't Trump that is racist! But just count how many times they say RACIST! On CNN. MSNBC, CBS, NBC, These people are all brainwashed idiots and they don't have a clue they are being used!

  11. this is so right if you stand on a platform with someone it goes without saying that you support them. If you vote for their policies enough said.

  12. You know trump loves this country when: He separates mothers and babies and throws them in separate cells just to keep you busy thinking "how is this possible" while he commit other crimes, like killing a witness under federal protection or sell national parks to Russian friends, or let mines pollute water for a big ransom….
    IT'S HAPPENING!!! However improbable, when you eliminate any other possible reason… what you have left is a pile of crap!

  13. His base does not care. They will always have excuses for him.They will follow him over a cliff if they believe that he will eventually give them back their country.

  14. WOW LOOK AT THAT UGLY FACE OF SATAN FROM THE SIDE VEIW TRUMP IS THE MOST EVIL LIEING FRAUD EVERY. THEY'RE GOING TO LOCK THAT DEMON AND HIS FAMILY BACK IN THAT CAGES THEY COME FROM

  15. all that man ever does is play golf – he is just a conman who has conned the american people into believing he is president material

  16. Morning Joe.your leftist dream is falling apart..mabey a good time to move to Venezuela. Hang with your socialist brothers as there socialist dream falls apart..traitorous dog..

  17. Trump you are a narcissist, its all about you! The poor people that are grieving and you are more obsessed with crowd size? … Wake up America how bad do things have to get with this muppet in office… sweet jesus!

  18. Trump doesn't care if he has a captive audience or not. The Thing that tRumps base has in common with him is they all have mental illness.

  19. His base will not leave him because they support the racists crap because of their failure to be humane.

    Moderate Conservative Against trump

  20. although you may vote for someone based on what you have heard, I think there are some other phenomena:

    when a policy hits you directly:
    a. positively: here you may vote FOR the person regardless of what commentators say,
    b. negatively: here you may vote AGAINST the person regardless of what commentators say.

    or a policy hits people you directly know.

    eg with the british conservatives, my tax has decreased significantly, which is a reason to vote for them, but Theresa May's handling of Brexit was shambolic and weak, which is a reason to vote against. If Brexit isnt completed by the next general election, I and most of britain will vote for Nigel Farage's "The Brexit Party". But once Brexit is done I will revert to voting conservative.

    essentially some people arent hit by the policies so far, and they can be swayed by arguments, and pictures of things going on afar. But other people will be hit by the policies, some negatively, where if it is too negative they may vote against,
    and some positively, where if its sufficiently positive they vote for. The alchemy of deciding who to vote for. Some vote for what their parents vote for, eg in the UK a lot of working class people blindly vote labour, and wealthier people often blindly vote conservative.

    Trump's tariffs will make goods more expensive, because imported goods will become more expensive, and also US manufactured goods that rely on imported raw materials OR components will become more expensive.

    So people will be able to purchase less, ie they become poorer, and then they will want higher wages to make ends meet, and that is an inflationary spiral.

    The question is how much poorer, and how many people become sufficiently poorer to sway their vote, and where on the voting map they are located.

    Trump thinks that if imported goods become more expensive, that people will buy US things, but in fact in a time of hardship, if the cheapest things become too expensive, people just stop buying completely! This is the case in the UK, where a lot of famous name companies have gone bankrupt or nearly gone bankrupt, eg Jessops, BHS, Maplins, HMV, Staples (in the form of Office Outlet), Homebase (australian company which shut a lot of stores), ASDA (a part of Walmart, Walmart quit the UK scene, selling ALL their ASDA stores to Sainsbury's), Debenhams almost went bankrupt, . Basically poorer people in the UK no longer spend money, causing mayhem for big companies. Compare that to the 2008 crisis, where the only big name to vanish from the UK was Woolworths. Tescos a major UK supermarket in recent weeks announced they are sacking 4500 employees. When Walmart quits the UK scene, I think that signals danger!

    HMV essentially went bankrupt, then were bought out, I am not sure whether they still exist or not. A local store shut completely, then some weeks later reopened. I think their flagship store in central London is gone.

    You may say that you will buy US goods if imported goods now become more expensive, but you cannot buy US goods if you run out of money! Patriotism is all very well, but it can become unviable. Dyson said he wanted to manufacture his vacuum cleaners in Britain, but it wasnt viable, so they are made in China.

    The tariff idea is ok on some things, but Trump is going too far with it. Also Trump's tax cuts just make the national debt rise faster. What in fact is needed is INCREASED taxes on the very wealthy. But its best to only increase such taxes in small steps. The thing is the really wealthy avoid taxes, eg they incorporate their wealth, where their wealth becomes a corporation and they only pay corporation tax.

    Trump's tariffs are having a bad effect on China's economy, and there will be unforeseen consequences of this, that the dollars China gets from selling to the US have to go somewhere and they have been invested in the US. But because Trump is seen as danger of the US, China is pulling their money, and this will have huge and elusive consequences. After WW2, the elites in London farmed out a lot of power to the US, as London was blitzed by Germany, but with Trump rocking their US boat, you may find they pull the power from the US.

    I personally think the US stock markets are going to crash in the next few months, most likely in October 2019, which will be the 90th anniversary of the Wall Street Crash of 1929, and I make a precise prediction that the Dow Jones will peak approx 28000, the S&P500 will peak approx 3000, and the Nasdaq 100 will peak approx 8000. Basically the stock markets are driven by algorithms, and its the way these algorithms are written which will make the stock markets crash and also decide at what value.

    If this prediction is right, its the wealthier people who are going to get hit worst, and when they get hurt, Trump will be blamed.
    The poorer americans dont invest in the stock market. But the wealthy americans all invest.

    the continual cuts to the base rate, basically draws in money to the stock exchange. And stock markets crash when too much money is invested. Basically the stock markets are an irony, and they rise continually when noone is interested. They crash when everyone is interested, to see this spelt out in graphic detail watch the following documentary about the Wall Street Crash of 1929, where literally the entire US was bought in when it crashed:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qs_Ca_aaNk

    Anyway, my prediction is that its a stock market crash which ultimately will oust Trump, and also will prevent Biden winning, because he is too much on the fence. It will be one of the far left candidates who will be the next president. The senate and congress will also go democrat in the Nov 2020 elections. Basically the entire republican party will implode, because they are forcing all their politicians to blindly follow Trump, so they will all fall with Trump. Its like some bad insects all clinging to the same stick which you can hurl into the distance.

    Right now this prediction may seem implausible, but that is how it always is before calamity. Once a calamity unfolds, its too late to do anything, whether it be the Titanic sinking, or the 2008 financial crisis etc. Calamities are always preceded by total certainty of good fortune, eg the Titanic was unsinkable.

    a classic example of misplaced certainty of good fortune, is in the book "The Spider Network" about the rigging of Libor, where on p29 onwards, Gordon Brown, chancellor of the exchequer of Britain said in 2005:

    " Not just a light touch but a limited touch helps move us a million miles away from the old assumption – the assumption since the first legislation of Victorian times – that business, unregulated, will invariably act irresponsibly. The better view is that businesses want to act responsibly. Reputation with customers and investors is more important to behaviour than regulation, and transparency – backed up by the light touch – can be more effective than the heavy hand."

    he stated how light touch regulation was much better, and then a few years later that light touch is what caused total mayhem in the UK economy which we are still suffering for today, with government cuts to spending on all fronts.

    Anyway, Trump going on about how rosy the economy is, and that the rising stock market is good and is his doing is such certainty of good fortune. if the economy is so good how come Bernie sanders so popular?

    There is a saying that "pride comes before the fall", and Trump is that pride personified.

    One other thing, I think trouble is brewing for Trump from the Epstein case. With Epstein gone, they now have full access to his place, and I think they will find something incriminating on Trump. also perhaps they can repossess his island. They will dig up some skeletons on his island!

    Fox may be pro Trump, but that is souring, and ultimately Murdoch believes in open borders and mass migration. Murdoch is much more impossible than Trump, and at some point Murdoch will jettison Trump the way a baby in a pram throws out a toy.

    Peter Gabriel's song "Games without frontiers" likens dictators to spoilt brats playing:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95SWMqzM_Sg

    Andre has a red flag,
    chiang ching's is blue,
    they all have hills to fly them on,
    except for lin tai yoo,
    dressing up in costumes,
    playing silly games,
    hiding out in tree tops,
    shouting out rude names
    whistling tunes we hide in dunes by the seaside

    Trump has made too many enemies in high places, they are biding their time, and when the time comes, they will set on him the way cavemen set upon a mammoth. Trump is only holding sway through fear.

  21. It's one thing to keep your political leanings separate from the rest of your personal life but anyone who supports Trump MUST accept the fact that they are condoning the most abhorrent human behavior ever seen in a president and in a person in general.
    Republicans have pretty much forfeited any right to ever represent themselves as ethical, reasonable or patriotic people.
    Nice job.

  22. Can I just say that that was probably one of the most accurate and thoughtfully sarcastic video titles I’ve seen in the past 3 years.

  23. Wtf is this? Not news. You can tell by the title. If your title is a question you are not telling us what’s happening in the world you are screwing with people and carrying out an agenda. So many dumb people will listen to you man cannot stop this ignorance

  24. He's plenty hush hush about jeffery epstein, it got a lot to do with a rat infested billionaire can't rat on all the wealthy rats who can go back to business as usual and no show & tell about the whereabouts of Mr. Epstein private locations

  25. I thought he was ALWAYS ON VACATIONS……looking at tv, golfing every w end..tweeting….this is called VACATIONS! While the other people suffers in the country!

  26. If President TRUMP passes Legislation FORCING people toVOLUNteeR to go to MENTAL INSTITUTIONS There will be no bread ONLY LEPROSY like Robben Island

  27. This is going to be one of the most interesting, perhaps THE most interesting Vice President candidate pick ever. If it ends up being Biden – his pick will be so important.

  28. 59 shot last weekend 47 shot this weekend here in Chicago. Apparently there are a lot of Black and Latinx White Nationalists here jumping to Trump's dog whistles.

  29. amerka is built on racism and guns, you will not change that fundamental so get used to it. There is no other western country that is as violent. I'm trying to think of other nations where their leaders have been killed or shot in office, like Lincoln, Kennedy (2) King, Reagan etc etc…you're alone in that stat as well, a truly fuct up nation, only a serious social revolution will save you from yourselves.

  30. Who cares what the deplorable Repugnant MAGAt's of Trumps base think they are a third of the population and shrinking daily. They are dying off and being replaced by younger voters who hate the racist Repugnant scum. They are slowly wising up because they don't want to give Putin's fat orange glove puppet and his trusty side kick Moscow Mitch 4 more years. Most importantly they are getting kicked in the pocket Tax cuts 83% of which went to the richest 1% including Trump. Tariffs on lots that they buy. Industry closures like 6 coal companies and Ford plants etc he said wouldn't happen. A national debt that is rocketing. Etc Etc

  31. "Cant rise to the occasion" HAHAHAHA! I see what you did there. 🙂 You know thats gonna hit him where it hurts..

  32. JESUS CHRIST anointed Donald Trump to SAVE White Race from Mexicans!!!!
    ALL TRUE BeLievers in JESUS, DID VOTE for Donald Trump,(if they were AbLe to)
    Those(who were AbLe to), but who Voted for HeLLary, Others who who were to
    CowardLy to VOTE, WILL BURN in HeLLary's FIRE for ALL ETERNITY to come!

  33. His followers seem to recognise that Trump is incapable of empathy- yet they don’t seem to recognise the danger that a complete lack of empathy is literally the definition of sociopathic tendencies

  34. Here we have a guy who calls himself morning Joe. Those who listen and watch him should understand as a congressman he helped create the mess Americans are now in up to their Chiny chin chins with.

  35. Dump going for vacations meanwhile he has Venezuelans starving just to rob them. Many other countries starving due to sanctions or taking elected presidents as Honduras. Enjoy 😈 dump

  36. How you counter the argument: We aren't calling you a racist. Donald Trump is. Because he's saying racist things and counting on you the cheer him on.

  37. Disclaimer:
    The black people you see on TV don't speak for black people born here. Don't let these boot licking, immigrant, c00ns, blow fairy dust up your skirts about the pulse on the street!

  38. Being ignorant of this things, because of living a long way awy, are white immigrantes, living in houses on Wheels now, the moral of what the U.S.A. stands for? Yikes, then…

  39. you can feel it now. this cement wall that is the republican party protecting trump, is starting to break up. chunks are falling away, fragmenting. the cowardly republicans that have been sitting on their hands, looking to their left, looking to the right to see what their peers are doing, are ready to bale. the congress are now a line of dominos, not a wall, but dominos, and they are ready to throw trump under the bus. well done mr. scaramucci.

  40. Did she really ask " do you want empathy in a president"?!? Leaders with out empathy: putin, kim jung un, etc… I'd say that is obviously a VERY IMPORTANT personality trait, this president is a prime example!!

  41. A despicable, nasty, dangerous, ugly man. Definitely not a leader. This a*h*** should go back under the rock he crawled out from under. Electing this jerk president proves America is a sick country.

  42. Older Conservative people who can envision themselves in Wal-Mart during a shooting may stay at home in 2020, esp the women. Women worry – about their grandkids at school and movies theaters, their children at a concert or a nightclub. It will very distasteful for them to vote for someone who is stoking anger.

  43. Going on vacation from doing what? He on vacation every weekend then had to nerve to complain about Obama playing golf! GOP CRICKETS!

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