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MSNBC 10 Sep 2019

Flashback: Sharpiegate Is Not The First Time Trump Made False Weather Claims

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We look back to Trump's very first full day in office as president to the first time he tried to change the weather and discuss with Tim O'Brien and Michael Steele.


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ABLE TO HANDLE IT BECAUSE RIGHT NOW, IT IS THE -- THE BET WOULD
NOW, IT IS THE -- THE BET WOULD BE IT WOULD NOT BE.
BE IT WOULD NOT BE. >> TIM, A GOOD NUMBER OF PEOPLE,
>> TIM, A GOOD NUMBER OF PEOPLE, A LOT OF THEM ADMITTEDLY IN
A LOT OF THEM ADMITTEDLY IN NEWSROOMS, HEARD THE BOLTON NEWS
NEWSROOMS, HEARD THE BOLTON NEWS THIS MORNING AND THOUGHT, WHAT
THIS MORNING AND THOUGHT, WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON THAT WE’RE
ELSE IS GOING ON THAT WE’RE GOING TO MISS WHILE COVERING
GOING TO MISS WHILE COVERING THIS?
THIS? SUSAN GLASSER OF "THE NEW
SUSAN GLASSER OF "THE NEW YORKER" TWEETED TONIGHT, DOES
YORKER" TWEETED TONIGHT, DOES ANYBODY REMEMBER SHARPIEGATE?
ANYBODY REMEMBER SHARPIEGATE? WE DO.
WE DO. JUST DAYS AGO THE PRESIDENT
JUST DAYS AGO THE PRESIDENT TRIED TO CHANGE THE WEATHER
TRIED TO CHANGE THE WEATHER FORECAST.
FORECAST. AND THAT GOT US TO THINKING
AND THAT GOT US TO THINKING ABOUT HIS FIRST FULL DAY IN
ABOUT HIS FIRST FULL DAY IN OFFICE WHEN THIS PRESIDENT,
OFFICE WHEN THIS PRESIDENT, INDEED, TRIED TO CHANGE THE
INDEED, TRIED TO CHANGE THE WEATHER.
WEATHER. LET’S REMEMBER TOGETHER.
LET’S REMEMBER TOGETHER. >> IT WAS ALMOST RAINING.
>> IT WAS ALMOST RAINING. THE RAIN SHOULD HAVE SCARED THEM
THE RAIN SHOULD HAVE SCARED THEM AWAY, BUT GOD LOOKED DOWN AND WE
AWAY, BUT GOD LOOKED DOWN AND WE SAID WE’RE NOT GOING TO LET IT
SAID WE’RE NOT GOING TO LET IT RAIN ON YOUR SPEECH.
RAIN ON YOUR SPEECH. IN FACT, WHEN I FIRST STARTED, I
IN FACT, WHEN I FIRST STARTED, I SAID, OH, NO.
SAID, OH, NO. FIRST LINE, I GOT HIT BY A
FIRST LINE, I GOT HIT BY A COUPLE OF DROPS.
COUPLE OF DROPS. AND I SAID, OH, THIS IS -- THIS
AND I SAID, OH, THIS IS -- THIS IS TOO BAD, BUT WE’LL GO RIGHT
IS TOO BAD, BUT WE’LL GO RIGHT THROUGH IT.
THROUGH IT. BUT THE TRUTH IS THAT IT STOPPED
BUT THE TRUTH IS THAT IT STOPPED IMMEDIATELY.
IMMEDIATELY. IT WAS AMAZING AND THEN IT
IT WAS AMAZING AND THEN IT BECAME REALLY SUNNY.
BECAME REALLY SUNNY. THEN I WALKED OFF AND IT POURED
THEN I WALKED OFF AND IT POURED RIGHT AFTER I LEFT.
RIGHT AFTER I LEFT. IT POURED.
IT POURED. >> TIM O’BRIEN, YOU’VE WRITTEN
>> TIM O’BRIEN, YOU’VE WRITTEN THE GUY’S LIFE STORY.
THE GUY’S LIFE STORY. WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED?
WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED? >> WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED IS THAT
>> WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED IS THAT DONALD TRUMP IS SO
DONALD TRUMP IS SO COUNTERFACTUAL AND IN HIS OWN
COUNTERFACTUAL AND IN HIS OWN SORT OF REALITY BUBBLE THAT HE’S
SORT OF REALITY BUBBLE THAT HE’S WILLING AND CONSTANTLY DENYING
WILLING AND CONSTANTLY DENYING THE VERY THING THAT’S RIGHT IN
THE VERY THING THAT’S RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIM.
FRONT OF HIM. AND THE REASON HE DOES IT IS IN
AND THE REASON HE DOES IT IS IN PART BECAUSE I THINK HE’S
PART BECAUSE I THINK HE’S REMORSELESS AND HE DOESN’T
REMORSELESS AND HE DOESN’T REALLY HAVE A CONSCIENCE ABOUT
REALLY HAVE A CONSCIENCE ABOUT TELLING LIES.
TELLING LIES. OR MISREPRESENTING WHAT’S GOING
OR MISREPRESENTING WHAT’S GOING ON.
ON. HE DOES IT ROUTINELY.
HE DOES IT ROUTINELY. I THINK WHAT’S CATCHING UP TO
I THINK WHAT’S CATCHING UP TO HIM NOW, HOWEVER, ARE FACTS AND
HIM NOW, HOWEVER, ARE FACTS AND DATA.
DATA. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN INAUGURATION DAY AND PEOPLE
INAUGURATION DAY AND PEOPLE THROWING PONCHOS OR PLASTIC
THROWING PONCHOS OR PLASTIC CLOTHS OVER THEIR HEADS WHILE
CLOTHS OVER THEIR HEADS WHILE HE’S SAYING IT ISN’T RAINING,
HE’S SAYING IT ISN’T RAINING, AND WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW AT THE
AND WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IS OVER
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IS OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS HE’S GOTTEN
THE LAST TWO YEARS HE’S GOTTEN HIS HANDS ONTO THE WHEELS OF THE
HIS HANDS ONTO THE WHEELS OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. AND HE IS NOW BRINGING OTHER
AND HE IS NOW BRINGING OTHER PEOPLE ALONG WITH HIM INTO THIS
PEOPLE ALONG WITH HIM INTO THIS GAME AND IT’S UNFORTUNATE AND I
GAME AND IT’S UNFORTUNATE AND I THINK IT SHOULD CONCERN
THINK IT SHOULD CONCERN AMERICANS OF ANY POLITICAL
AMERICANS OF ANY POLITICAL STRIPE BECAUSE WHAT HE’S TRYING
STRIPE BECAUSE WHAT HE’S TRYING TO CORRUPT HERE IS HIS DATA AND
TO CORRUPT HERE IS HIS DATA AND FACTS.
FACTS. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CAME OUT IN ORDER TO KEEP THE
CAME OUT IN ORDER TO KEEP THE RESIDENTS OF ALABAMA CALM IN THE
RESIDENTS OF ALABAMA CALM IN THE INTEREST OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO
INTEREST OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO SAY, NO, THERE’S A STORM NOT
SAY, NO, THERE’S A STORM NOT COMING HERE.
COMING HERE. TRUMP SAID THERE WAS.
TRUMP SAID THERE WAS. THIS ABSURD SHARPIEGATE DEBATE
THIS ABSURD SHARPIEGATE DEBATE ENSUE
ENSUE ENSUED.
ENSUED. WE’RE IN THE NINTH DAY OF IT AT
WE’RE IN THE NINTH DAY OF IT AT THIS POINT.
THIS POINT. AND TRUMP PUSHED IT SO FAR SO
AND TRUMP PUSHED IT SO FAR SO GET THE HEAD OF NOAA TO COME OUT
GET THE HEAD OF NOAA TO COME OUT ON HIS BEHALF AND SAY, THE
ON HIS BEHALF AND SAY, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAS WRONG, MR. PRESIDENT, YOU WERE
WRONG, MR. PRESIDENT, YOU WERE RIGHT.
RIGHT. EVEN THOUGH THE DATA AND THE
EVEN THOUGH THE DATA AND THE FACTS SHOW THAT NOT TO BE TRUE.
FACTS SHOW THAT NOT TO BE TRUE. AND THAT ACTUALLY TIES TOGETHER
AND THAT ACTUALLY TIES TOGETHER A LOT OF THE EVENTS WE’VE SEEN
A LOT OF THE EVENTS WE’VE SEEN OVER THE LAST WEEK.
OVER THE LAST WEEK. MIKE PENCE STAYING AT DOONBEG,
MIKE PENCE STAYING AT DOONBEG, THE AIR FORCE STAYING AT
THE AIR FORCE STAYING AT TURNBERRY, BILL BARR DECIDING TO
TURNBERRY, BILL BARR DECIDING TO HAVE HIS CHRISTMAS PARTY AT THE
HAVE HIS CHRISTMAS PARTY AT THE TRUMP WHITE HOUSE.
TRUMP WHITE HOUSE. ALL OF THESE VARIOUS
ALL OF THESE VARIOUS INSTITUTIONAL PLAYERS ARE
INSTITUTIONAL PLAYERS ARE ESSENTIALLY KOWTOWING TO THE
ESSENTIALLY KOWTOWING TO THE PRESIDENT EITHER BY NOT
PRESIDENT EITHER BY NOT OBSERVING THE FACT PATTERN OR
OBSERVING THE FACT PATTERN OR PAYING HIM THIS SORT OF
PAYING HIM THIS SORT OF PATRONAGE IN ORDER TO PLEASE HIM
PATRONAGE IN ORDER TO PLEASE HIM AND THAT’S NOT THE WAY GOOD
AND THAT’S NOT THE WAY GOOD GOVERNMENT IS MEANT TO RUN.
GOVERNMENT IS MEANT TO RUN. AND TO ME, THAT’S NOT EVEN A
AND TO ME, THAT’S NOT EVEN A PARTISAN OR IDEOLOGICAL ISSUE.
PARTISAN OR IDEOLOGICAL ISSUE. WE SHOULD RUN A GOVERNMENT BY
WE SHOULD RUN A GOVERNMENT BY THE FACTS.
THE FACTS. YOU HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO’S NOT
YOU HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO’S NOT ONLY IGNORING THE FACTS, HE’S
ONLY IGNORING THE FACTS, HE’S TRYING TO DECEIVE THE PUBLIC.
TRYING TO DECEIVE THE PUBLIC. >> MICHAEL STEELE, LET’S BACK
>> MICHAEL STEELE, LET’S BACK THE BUS RIGHT UP AND GO OVER IT
THE BUS RIGHT UP AND GO OVER IT AGAIN.
AGAIN. PERHAPS LOST IN THE ARGUMENT
PERHAPS LOST IN THE ARGUMENT OVER CROWD SIZE IS THE FACT THAT
OVER CROWD SIZE IS THE FACT THAT HIS FIRST DAY IN OFFICE, THE
HIS FIRST DAY IN OFFICE, THE PRESIDENT SAID IT DIDN’T RAIN
PRESIDENT SAID IT DIDN’T RAIN DURING HIS INAUGURATION SPEECH.
DURING HIS INAUGURATION SPEECH. ALL THOSE PICTURES ON THE
ALL THOSE PICTURES ON THE RIGHT-HAND SIDE INCLUDING 43
RIGHT-HAND SIDE INCLUDING 43 SHRINK WRAPPED WERE DURING THE
SHRINK WRAPPED WERE DURING THE COURSE OF THE INAUGURATION
COURSE OF THE INAUGURATION SPEECH.
SPEECH. NOTHING WAS TIME SHIFTED FORWARD
NOTHING WAS TIME SHIFTED FORWARD OR BACK.
OR BACK. REMARKABLE TO LOOK BACK ON.
REMARKABLE TO LOOK BACK ON. >> YEAH.
>> YEAH. BETWEEN MARCO RUBIO AND GEORGE
BETWEEN MARCO RUBIO AND GEORGE BUSH 43, IT WAS PRICELESS
BUSH 43, IT WAS PRICELESS MOMENTS OF, LIKE, YEAH, IT’S
MOMENTS OF, LIKE, YEAH, IT’S KIND OF RAINING OUT HERE, BUT,
KIND OF RAINING OUT HERE, BUT, AGAIN, I THINK TIM LAID IT OUT
AGAIN, I THINK TIM LAID IT OUT THE ABSOLUTE CORRECT WAY.
THE ABSOLUTE CORRECT WAY. IT’S COUNTERFACTUAL.
IT’S COUNTERFACTUAL. IT IS A NARRATIVE THAT IS
IT IS A NARRATIVE THAT IS CREATED FROM THE VERY FIRST DAY
CREATED FROM THE VERY FIRST DAY ON THAT PODIUM LOOKING AT THE
ON THAT PODIUM LOOKING AT THE NATION.
NATION. HE STARTED THIS REALITY
HE STARTED THIS REALITY TELEVISION PRESIDENCY.
TELEVISION PRESIDENCY. AND EVERY DAY THERE’S A NEW
AND EVERY DAY THERE’S A NEW EPISODE AND WITHIN THOSE
EPISODE AND WITHIN THOSE EPISODES THERE ARE EPISODES AT
EPISODES THERE ARE EPISODES AT TIMES, AND SO IF TRUTH AND
TIMES, AND SO IF TRUTH AND NUMBERS, FACTS, AND INFORMATION
NUMBERS, FACTS, AND INFORMATION COMES OUT THAT’S CONTRARY TO
COMES OUT THAT’S CONTRARY TO THAT, HE IS GOING TO
THAT, HE IS GOING TO CONSISTENTLY AND INSISTENTLY SAY
CONSISTENTLY AND INSISTENTLY SAY THAT THIS IS THE TRUTH AS I SEE
THAT THIS IS THE TRUTH AS I SEE IT.
IT. AND THEN YOU GET THE SYCOPHANTS
AND THEN YOU GET THE SYCOPHANTS WHO VALUE THEIR JOB AND PLEASING
WHO VALUE THEIR JOB AND PLEASING DONALD TRUMP MORE THAN THEY DO
DONALD TRUMP MORE THAN THEY DO SERVING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL
SERVING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL COME OUT AND SAY WHAT THEY SAY
COME OUT AND SAY WHAT THEY SAY AND HOST PARTIES AT HIS HOTEL
AND HOST PARTIES AT HIS HOTEL AND CLAIM THAT, OH, YEAH, WE
AND CLAIM THAT, OH, YEAH, WE ALWAYS LAND THE PLANES 2,000
ALWAYS LAND THE PLANES 2,000 MILES OUT OF THE WAY OR WE
MILES OUT OF THE WAY OR WE ALWAYS TAKE THE PRESIDENTIAL --
ALWAYS TAKE THE PRESIDENTIAL -- THE VICE PRESIDENTIAL PARTY AND
THE VICE PRESIDENTIAL PARTY AND PLANT THEM 130 MILES AWAY FROM
PLANT THEM 130 MILES AWAY FROM THE EVENT BECAUSE THAT’S --
THE EVENT BECAUSE THAT’S -- THAT’S MORE COST EFFECTIVE.

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