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MSNBC 20 Jan 2020

Jon Favreau On How Democrats Can Beat President Donald Trump

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Jon Favreau, the former speechwriter for President Obama, tells Lawrence that Democrats need to reach voters in their home states and overcome the "cynicism and distrust" voters feel about politics in order to beat Donald Trump in 2020. Aired on 01/20/20.


During a town hall in New Hampshire, Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang answers why he believes he is the best candidate to face President Donald Trump on the 2020 debate stage, how he'll deal with the climate crisis, and where the economy is failing Americans.

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Opening arguments in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump began with House managers arguing for over 7 hours, outlining their case for why the president should be removed from office. Rep. Adam Schiff drew praise for his presentation. On the opposite side of the aisle, Republican Senators were reportedly frequently leaving the Senate chamber and are mulling "trading" John Bolton's testimony for that of Hunter Biden. Aired on 1/23/2020.
President Donald Trump is putting the blame on Iran after Iraqi Shiite militiamen and protesters broke into the U.S. Embassy over deadly airstrikes in Iraq.
"Soleimani was plotting imminent and sinister attacks on American diplomats and military personnel, but we caught him in the act and terminated him."

"We took action last night to stop a war. We did not take action to start a war. I have deep respect for the Iranian people..."

- U.S. President Donald Trump on the U.S. airstrike in Iraq that killed Qassem Soleimani, head of Iran's elite Quds Force

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>>> WE’RE JUST TWO WEEKS AWAY
>>> WE’RE JUST TWO WEEKS AWAY FROM THE FIRST VOTING IN THE
FROM THE FIRST VOTING IN THE IOWA CAUCUSES, AND POLLS
IOWA CAUCUSES, AND POLLS INDICATE THAT ANY ONE OF THE TOP
INDICATE THAT ANY ONE OF THE TOP FOUR CANDIDATES CAN WIN THE IOWA
FOUR CANDIDATES CAN WIN THE IOWA CAUCUSES.
CAUCUSES. IN 2008, JON FAVREAU’S
IN 2008, JON FAVREAU’S CANDIDATE, BARACK OBAMA, WON THE
CANDIDATE, BARACK OBAMA, WON THE IOWA CAUCUSES, AND THE REST IS
IOWA CAUCUSES, AND THE REST IS HISTORY.
HISTORY. NOW JON FAVREAU IS TALKING TO
NOW JON FAVREAU IS TALKING TO VOTERS WHO VOTED FOR BARACK
VOTERS WHO VOTED FOR BARACK OBAMA BUT THEN DIDN’T VOTE OR
OBAMA BUT THEN DIDN’T VOTE OR VOTED FOR A THIRD-PARTY
VOTED FOR A THIRD-PARTY CANDIDATE IN 2016 WHEN DONALD
CANDIDATE IN 2016 WHEN DONALD TRUMP WAS RUNNING.
TRUMP WAS RUNNING. >> HOW MANY PEOPLE, BY A SHOW OF
>> HOW MANY PEOPLE, BY A SHOW OF HANDS, ARE PLANNING ON VOTING IN
HANDS, ARE PLANNING ON VOTING IN 2020?
2020? EVERYONE’S VOTING.
EVERYONE’S VOTING. ALL RIGHT.
ALL RIGHT. HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE DEFINITELY
HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE DEFINITELY NOT VOTING FOR TRUMP?
NOT VOTING FOR TRUMP? SO NO ONE’S DEFINITELY -- OKAY.
SO NO ONE’S DEFINITELY -- OKAY. SO WHO IS DEFINITELY VOTING FOR
SO WHO IS DEFINITELY VOTING FOR THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE?
THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE? ONE, TWO, THREE.
ONE, TWO, THREE. THREE PEOPLE.
THREE PEOPLE. >> SO FAR.
>> SO FAR. >> THIS IS FASCINATING.
>> THIS IS FASCINATING. >> AND WE’RE BACK WITH JON
>> AND WE’RE BACK WITH JON FAVREAU.
FAVREAU. IT SURE IS FASCINATING, JON,
IT SURE IS FASCINATING, JON, BECAUSE IF THAT HOLDS UP ACROSS
BECAUSE IF THAT HOLDS UP ACROSS THE COUNTRY IN THOSE SWING
THE COUNTRY IN THOSE SWING STATES, THEN DONALD TRUMP LOSES
STATES, THEN DONALD TRUMP LOSES BECAUSE THAT VOTE IS THE VOTE BY
BECAUSE THAT VOTE IS THE VOTE BY WHICH HE WON, THE PEOPLE WHO
WHICH HE WON, THE PEOPLE WHO VOTED FOR BARACK OBAMA AND THEN
VOTED FOR BARACK OBAMA AND THEN EITHER DID NOT VOTE OR VOTED
EITHER DID NOT VOTE OR VOTED THIRD PARTY LAST TIME.
THIRD PARTY LAST TIME. >> YEAH.
>> YEAH. I MEAN WE DEFINITELY NEED A LOT
I MEAN WE DEFINITELY NEED A LOT OF THOSE PEOPLE THAT I TALKED
OF THOSE PEOPLE THAT I TALKED TO, THOSE KINDS OF VOTERS,
TO, THOSE KINDS OF VOTERS, PEOPLE WHO SAT OUT IN 2016 OR
PEOPLE WHO SAT OUT IN 2016 OR VOTED THIRD PARTY TO VOTE FOR
VOTED THIRD PARTY TO VOTE FOR THE DEMOCRAT THIS TIME.
THE DEMOCRAT THIS TIME. AND I THINK THE KEY IS FOR THE
AND I THINK THE KEY IS FOR THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES, IS YOU
DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES, IS YOU HAVE TO -- THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE
HAVE TO -- THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE IS NOT JUST DONALD TRUMP.
IS NOT JUST DONALD TRUMP. IT IS THE CYNICISM AND DISTRUST
IT IS THE CYNICISM AND DISTRUST THAT THESE VOTERS FEEL TOWARDS
THAT THESE VOTERS FEEL TOWARDS ALL OF OUR POLITICAL
ALL OF OUR POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS, INCLUDING THE
INSTITUTIONS, INCLUDING THE MEDIA, INCLUDING BOTH PARTIES.
MEDIA, INCLUDING BOTH PARTIES. >> AND SO IF "THE NEW YORK
>> AND SO IF "THE NEW YORK TIMES" COULD NOT MAKE UP ITS
TIMES" COULD NOT MAKE UP ITS MIND ABOUT WHO TO CHOOSE IN THE
MIND ABOUT WHO TO CHOOSE IN THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARIES, THESE
DEMOCRATIC PRIMARIES, THESE VOTERS SEEM TO HAVE AT LEAST AS
VOTERS SEEM TO HAVE AT LEAST AS MUCH STRUGGLE AS "THE NEW YORK
MUCH STRUGGLE AS "THE NEW YORK TIMES" DOES.
TIMES" DOES. >> YEAH, NO.
>> YEAH, NO. I MEAN THEY HAD HEARD OF JOE
I MEAN THEY HAD HEARD OF JOE BIDEN.
BIDEN. THEY HEARD OF BERNIE SANDERS.
THEY HEARD OF BERNIE SANDERS. A COUPLE HAD HEARD OF ELIZABETH
A COUPLE HAD HEARD OF ELIZABETH WARREN, BUT THAT’S ABOUT IT.
WARREN, BUT THAT’S ABOUT IT. THAT’S ALL THEY HAD HEARD ABOUT
THAT’S ALL THEY HAD HEARD ABOUT FROM THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES.
FROM THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES. SO I THINK THE CANDIDATES
SO I THINK THE CANDIDATES HAVE -- LOOK, THESE CANDIDATES
HAVE -- LOOK, THESE CANDIDATES HAVE TO REACH THESE VOTERS WHERE
HAVE TO REACH THESE VOTERS WHERE THEY ARE.
THEY ARE. AND BECAUSE THESE VOTERS AREN’T
AND BECAUSE THESE VOTERS AREN’T PAYING AS CLOSE ATTENTION TO
PAYING AS CLOSE ATTENTION TO MEDIA AND TO THE NEWS AS MUCH AS
MEDIA AND TO THE NEWS AS MUCH AS EVERYONE ELSE AND A LOT OF THEM
EVERYONE ELSE AND A LOT OF THEM MORE CONVICTED ACTIVISTS, THAT
MORE CONVICTED ACTIVISTS, THAT MEANS THE DEMOCRATS NEED TO SHOW
MEANS THE DEMOCRATS NEED TO SHOW UP WHERE THEY LIVE.
UP WHERE THEY LIVE. THEY NEED TO ORGANIZE ON THE
THEY NEED TO ORGANIZE ON THE GROUND, AND THEY HAVE TO BREAK
GROUND, AND THEY HAVE TO BREAK THROUGH THIS CYNICISM.
THROUGH THIS CYNICISM. THAT’S GOING TO REQUIRE MORE
THAT’S GOING TO REQUIRE MORE THAN A CRITIQUE OF DONALD TRUMP,
THAN A CRITIQUE OF DONALD TRUMP, MORE THAN A CRITIQUE OF
MORE THAN A CRITIQUE OF REPUBLICAN POLICIES, AND
REPUBLICAN POLICIES, AND PROBABLY EVEN MORE THAN A VISION
PROBABLY EVEN MORE THAN A VISION OF PROGRESSIVE GOVERNMENT.
OF PROGRESSIVE GOVERNMENT. IT’S GOING TO REQUIRE PERSUADING
IT’S GOING TO REQUIRE PERSUADING PEOPLE THAT THEY CAN ACTUALLY
PEOPLE THAT THEY CAN ACTUALLY DELIVER ON THAT VILGS, THAT
DELIVER ON THAT VILGS, THAT WHICH CAN HAVE A GOVERNMENT THAT
WHICH CAN HAVE A GOVERNMENT THAT FUNCTIONS, THAT WE CAN HAVE
FUNCTIONS, THAT WE CAN HAVE AFTERNOONAN
AFTERNOONAN ETHICAL, HONEST GOVERNMENT.
ETHICAL, HONEST GOVERNMENT. THAT DEMOCRAT CANDIDATES ARE NOT
THAT DEMOCRAT CANDIDATES ARE NOT GOING TO PAY ATTENTION TO THE
GOING TO PAY ATTENTION TO THE SILLY SQUABBLES ON TWITTER,
SILLY SQUABBLES ON TWITTER, THEY’RE GOING TO PAY ATTENTION
THEY’RE GOING TO PAY ATTENTION TO THE BIG FIGHTS THAT MATTER TO
TO THE BIG FIGHTS THAT MATTER TO PEOPLE.
PEOPLE. AND THAT THEY’RE GOING TO
AND THAT THEY’RE GOING TO REPRESENT EVERYONE NO MATTER WHO
REPRESENT EVERYONE NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE, WHERE YOU COME FROM,
YOU ARE, WHERE YOU COME FROM, WHAT YOU LOOK LIKE, AND WHO YOU
WHAT YOU LOOK LIKE, AND WHO YOU VOTED FOR BECAUSE OUR PARTY IS A
VOTED FOR BECAUSE OUR PARTY IS A PARTY THAT ACTUALLY BELIEVES IN
PARTY THAT ACTUALLY BELIEVES IN DEMOCRACY.
DEMOCRACY. >> HOW DO THE VOTERS YOU’VE BEEN
>> HOW DO THE VOTERS YOU’VE BEEN TALKING TO IN THESE GROUPS FEEL
TALKING TO IN THESE GROUPS FEEL ABOUT IMPEACHMENT?
ABOUT IMPEACHMENT? >> THEY DON’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT
>> THEY DON’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT IT.
IT. THEY KNOW IT’S GOING ON, BUT
THEY KNOW IT’S GOING ON, BUT WHEN I TALKED TO THEM, IT WAS
WHEN I TALKED TO THEM, IT WAS DURING SORT OF THE HOUSE
DURING SORT OF THE HOUSE HEARINGS.
HEARINGS. AND ALL THEY COULD SAY WAS, WE
AND ALL THEY COULD SAY WAS, WE HEARD THAT PEOPLE WERE
HEARD THAT PEOPLE WERE TESTIFYING FOR A REALLY LONG
TESTIFYING FOR A REALLY LONG TIME AND THAT TRUMP PROBABLY DID
TIME AND THAT TRUMP PROBABLY DID SOMETHING BAD IN UKRAINE.
SOMETHING BAD IN UKRAINE. THAT’S LIKE THE MOST THAT I GOT
THAT’S LIKE THE MOST THAT I GOT FROM PEOPLE.
FROM PEOPLE. >> AND JUST TO UNDERLINE, THE
>> AND JUST TO UNDERLINE, THE POINT FOR YOU WAS TO TALK TO THE
POINT FOR YOU WAS TO TALK TO THE VOTERS WHO DON’T PAY INTENTIONSE
VOTERS WHO DON’T PAY INTENTIONSE ATTENTION TO WHAT’S GOING ON
ATTENTION TO WHAT’S GOING ON BECAUSE THEY’RE THE LATE
BECAUSE THEY’RE THE LATE DECIDERS IN ELECTION AND USUALLY
DECIDERS IN ELECTION AND USUALLY TIP IT ONE WAY OR THE OTHER.
TIP IT ONE WAY OR THE OTHER. SO THAT’S WHY YOU WERE TARGETING
SO THAT’S WHY YOU WERE TARGETING THEM IN YOUR GROUPS, RIGHT?
THEM IN YOUR GROUPS, RIGHT? >> THAT’S RIGHT.
>> THAT’S RIGHT. THEY ALL SAID THEY’RE GOING TO
THEY ALL SAID THEY’RE GOING TO VOTE IN 2020, SO THESE AREN’T
VOTE IN 2020, SO THESE AREN’T PEOPLE WHO SAID THEY’RE GOING TO
PEOPLE WHO SAID THEY’RE GOING TO STAY HOME.
STAY HOME. THEY’RE GOING TO VOTE ONE WAY OR
THEY’RE GOING TO VOTE ONE WAY OR THE OTHER, BUT THE QUESTION IS
THE OTHER, BUT THE QUESTION IS WHEN DO THEY ACTUALLY TUNE IN?

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