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MSNBC 27 Dec 2019

Trump Lashes Out, Calls Dems Liars Over Impeachment

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The president continues to speak about impeachment while on vacation, tweeting or retweeting over 30 times. The panel discusses. Aired on 12/27/19


Trump lashes out at critics over flu comparison
US President Donald Trump lashed at out critics on Tuesday for his comments comparing the coronavirus to the flu. Speaking at the White House daily briefing, the President said the US had taken the lead in practising social distancing which was having a positive impact in the fight against the pandemic. (April 7)

Former US Secretary of State John Kerry took President Donald Trump to task in an interview with DW's Ines Pohl at the Munich Security Conference. He said that the office of president of the US carries a high degree of responsibility in the world that Trump has failed to rise to, whether it be in regard to climate change or political conflict. He was especially hard on Trump's foreign policy. Kerry criticized Trump's dismissal of NATO European allies like Angela Merkel and praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban.

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>> I TOLD HIM UP TOWN THAT THE REAL JUICE PHIL HAS IS HE’S
REAL JUICE PHIL HAS IS HE’S CORY’S HUSBAND.
CORY’S HUSBAND. SHE’S GOT JUICE.
SHE’S GOT JUICE. >> PRESIDENT TRUMP CONTINUES TO
>> PRESIDENT TRUMP CONTINUES TO SPEAK ABOUT IMPEACHMENT WHILE
SPEAK ABOUT IMPEACHMENT WHILE HE’S ON VACATION AT THE HOLIDAYS
HE’S ON VACATION AT THE HOLIDAYS IN MAR-A-LAGO TWEET ORGANIZE
IN MAR-A-LAGO TWEET ORGANIZE RETWEETING THE DAY AFTER
RETWEETING THE DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS 35 TIMES ATTACKING
CHRISTMAS 35 TIMES ATTACKING DEMOCRATS, HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY
DEMOCRATS, HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI, AND THE DISTRICT SHE
PELOSI, AND THE DISTRICT SHE REPRESENTS IN THE ONE POST THE
REPRESENTS IN THE ONE POST THE PRESIDENT CLAIMED, QUOTE, THE
PRESIDENT CLAIMED, QUOTE, THE RADICAL LEFT TO DO NOTHING
RADICAL LEFT TO DO NOTHING DEMOCRATS.
DEMOCRATS. SAID THEY WANTED TO RUSH
SAID THEY WANTED TO RUSH EVERYTHING THROUGH TO THE SENATE
EVERYTHING THROUGH TO THE SENATE BECAUSE TRUMP SAY THREAT TO
BECAUSE TRUMP SAY THREAT TO NATIONAL SECURITY.
NATIONAL SECURITY. THEY ARE VICIOUS, WILL SAY
THEY ARE VICIOUS, WILL SAY ANYTHING.
ANYTHING. BUT NOW THEY DON’T WANT TO GO
BUT NOW THEY DON’T WANT TO GO FAST ANYMORE, THEY WANT TO GO
FAST ANYMORE, THEY WANT TO GO VERY SLOWLY.
VERY SLOWLY. LIARS, WROTE THE PRESIDENT.
LIARS, WROTE THE PRESIDENT. HE ALSO TWEETED THIS.
HE ALSO TWEETED THIS. DESPITE ALL THE GREAT SUCCESS
DESPITE ALL THE GREAT SUCCESS OUR COUNTRY HAS HAD OVER THE
OUR COUNTRY HAS HAD OVER THE LAST THREE YEARS, IT MAKES IT
LAST THREE YEARS, IT MAKES IT MUCH MORE DIFFICULT TO DEAL WITH
MUCH MORE DIFFICULT TO DEAL WITH FOREIGN LEADERS AND OTHERS WHEN
FOREIGN LEADERS AND OTHERS WHEN I’M HAVING TO CONSTANTLY DEFEND
I’M HAVING TO CONSTANTLY DEFEND MYSELF AGAINST THE DO NOTHING
MYSELF AGAINST THE DO NOTHING DEMOCRATS AND THEIR BOGUS
DEMOCRATS AND THEIR BOGUS IMPEACHMENT SCAM.
IMPEACHMENT SCAM. BAD FOR USA.
BAD FOR USA. AND IN PELOSI’S HOME STATE OF
AND IN PELOSI’S HOME STATE OF CALIFORNIA THE PRESIDENT WROTE,
CALIFORNIA THE PRESIDENT WROTE, CALIFORNIA LEADS THE NATION BY
CALIFORNIA LEADS THE NATION BY FAR IN BOTH THE NUMBER OF
FAR IN BOTH THE NUMBER OF HOMELESS PEOPLE AND THE
HOMELESS PEOPLE AND THE PERCENTAGE INCREASE IN THE
PERCENTAGE INCREASE IN THE HOMELESS POPULATION.
HOMELESS POPULATION. TWO CRAZY STATS.
TWO CRAZY STATS. CRAZY NANCY SHOULD FOCUS ON THAT
CRAZY NANCY SHOULD FOCUS ON THAT IN HER VERY DOWN DISTRICT
IN HER VERY DOWN DISTRICT HELPING HER INCOMPETENT GOVERNOR
HELPING HER INCOMPETENT GOVERNOR WITH THE BIG HOMELESS PROBLEM.
WITH THE BIG HOMELESS PROBLEM. WE’VE SEEN A LOT OF THIS THE
WE’VE SEEN A LOT OF THIS THE LAST WEEK SINCE THE PRESIDENT
LAST WEEK SINCE THE PRESIDENT WAS IMPEACHED.
WAS IMPEACHED. EXPECT TO SEE MUCH MORE OF THIS
EXPECT TO SEE MUCH MORE OF THIS HE’S FILLS THE SPACE BETWEEN THE
HE’S FILLS THE SPACE BETWEEN THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE TRIAL.
HOUSE AND THE SENATE TRIAL. >> HIS TWEETING HAS PICKED UP IN
>> HIS TWEETING HAS PICKED UP IN TERMS OF PACE AND HE DIDN’T TAKE
TERMS OF PACE AND HE DIDN’T TAKE ANY TIME OFF FOR THE HOLIDAYS.
ANY TIME OFF FOR THE HOLIDAYS. HE IS AT MAR-A-LAGO NOW FOR --
HE IS AT MAR-A-LAGO NOW FOR -- IT’S MORE THAN TWO WEEKS.
IT’S MORE THAN TWO WEEKS. HE’S NOT SLATED TO COME BACK TO
HE’S NOT SLATED TO COME BACK TO WASHINGTON UNTIL SUNDAY, JANUARY
WASHINGTON UNTIL SUNDAY, JANUARY 5th, WHICH IS THE DAY BEFORE
5th, WHICH IS THE DAY BEFORE THINGS COULD GET STARTED IN THE
THINGS COULD GET STARTED IN THE SENATE ALTHOUGH THERE’S SOME
SENATE ALTHOUGH THERE’S SOME UNCERTAINTY THERE.
UNCERTAINTY THERE. AND PEOPLE AROUND THE PRESIDENT
AND PEOPLE AROUND THE PRESIDENT GET NERVOUS WHEN HE GOES ON
GET NERVOUS WHEN HE GOES ON VACATION BECAUSE HE HAS FREE AND
VACATION BECAUSE HE HAS FREE AND UNSTRUCTURED TIME.
UNSTRUCTURED TIME. AS MUCH HE’S ENJOYS SEEING
AS MUCH HE’S ENJOYS SEEING MEMBERS OF HIS CLUB AND HE
MEMBERS OF HIS CLUB AND HE SPENDS VIRTUALLY EVERY DAY ON
SPENDS VIRTUALLY EVERY DAY ON THE GOLF COURSE, I THINK HE TOOK
THE GOLF COURSE, I THINK HE TOOK CHRISTMAS OFF, HE HAS A LOT OF
CHRISTMAS OFF, HE HAS A LOT OF UNSTRUCTURED TIME WITHOUT MUCH
UNSTRUCTURED TIME WITHOUT MUCH ACCESS TO AIDES AND HE HAS A LOT
ACCESS TO AIDES AND HE HAS A LOT OF ACCESS TO CABLE TELEVISION
OF ACCESS TO CABLE TELEVISION AND HIS PHONE AND HE TWEETS.
AND HIS PHONE AND HE TWEETS. AND WE’RE SEEING HIM REALLY LEAN
AND WE’RE SEEING HIM REALLY LEAN IN ON THE ATTACKS ON THE HOUSE
IN ON THE ATTACKS ON THE HOUSE SPEAKER, BUT ALSO SORT OF TRYING
SPEAKER, BUT ALSO SORT OF TRYING TO REV UP THE SORT OF CULTURAL
TO REV UP THE SORT OF CULTURAL WAR HERE, MAKING THIS DIVIDE AND
WAR HERE, MAKING THIS DIVIDE AND MAKING IMPEACHMENT NOT AS A
MAKING IMPEACHMENT NOT AS A REFERENDUM ON HIS CONDUCT AS
REFERENDUM ON HIS CONDUCT AS PRESIDENT BUT RATHER ABOUT
PRESIDENT BUT RATHER ABOUT CLAIMING THAT IT’S THE DEMOCRATS
CLAIMING THAT IT’S THE DEMOCRATS TRYING TO NOT JUST UNDO THE 2016
TRYING TO NOT JUST UNDO THE 2016 ELECTION, BUT IT’S THEIR HATRED,
ELECTION, BUT IT’S THEIR HATRED, IN HIS WORDS, OF NOT JUST
IN HIS WORDS, OF NOT JUST HIMSELF BUT HIS BASE.
HIMSELF BUT HIS BASE. TRYING TO VERY MUCH PIT US
TRYING TO VERY MUCH PIT US VERSUS THEM.
VERSUS THEM. HE’S LEANING IN ON THAT GOING
HE’S LEANING IN ON THAT GOING INTO THE 2020 ELECTION BELIEVING
INTO THE 2020 ELECTION BELIEVING IS HE USE IMPEACHMENT, AS WE
IS HE USE IMPEACHMENT, AS WE EXPECT HIM TO BE ACQUITTED IN
EXPECT HIM TO BE ACQUITTED IN THE SENATE WHEN IT DOES GO TO A
THE SENATE WHEN IT DOES GO TO A TRIAL THERE, USING IT AS A WEDGE
TRIAL THERE, USING IT AS A WEDGE ISSUE TO EXCITE HIS BASE INTO
ISSUE TO EXCITE HIS BASE INTO THE ELECTION.
THE ELECTION. >> HEIDI, AS YOU TALK TOO PEOPLE
>> HEIDI, AS YOU TALK TOO PEOPLE ON THE HILL, IS THERE ANY IDEA
ON THE HILL, IS THERE ANY IDEA INTO THE STRATEGY OF WHY NANCY
INTO THE STRATEGY OF WHY NANCY PELOSI IS HOLDING ON THE
PELOSI IS HOLDING ON THE ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT UNTIL
ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT UNTIL SHE CAN GET SOME RULES OUT OF
SHE CAN GET SOME RULES OUT OF THE SENATE?
THE SENATE? HOW IS THAT STRATEGY PLAYING OUT
HOW IS THAT STRATEGY PLAYING OUT FOR HER?
FOR HER? >> Reporter: WELL, YOU KNOW HE
>> Reporter: WELL, YOU KNOW HE WOULD SEIZE ON IT AND TRY TO
WOULD SEIZE ON IT AND TRY TO MISSTATE WHAT THE REAL INTENTION
MISSTATE WHAT THE REAL INTENTION OF WITHHOLDING THE ARTICLES.
OF WITHHOLDING THE ARTICLES. THE PRESIDENT IS ARGUING THAT
THE PRESIDENT IS ARGUING THAT SHE’S WITHHOLDING THEM BECAUSE
SHE’S WITHHOLDING THEM BECAUSE THEIR CASE IS WEAK.
THEIR CASE IS WEAK. THE REASON SHE’S WITHHOLDING
THE REASON SHE’S WITHHOLDING THEM IS SHE WANTS TO HIGHLIGHT
THEM IS SHE WANTS TO HIGHLIGHT THE FACT THAT HE IS THE ONE WHO
THE FACT THAT HE IS THE ONE WHO IS BLOCKING THE KEY WITNESSES
IS BLOCKING THE KEY WITNESSES FROM TESTIFYING.
FROM TESTIFYING. AND THOSE WHO ARE CLOSE TO HER,
AND THOSE WHO ARE CLOSE TO HER, WILLIE, TELL ME THAT THIS WILL
WILLIE, TELL ME THAT THIS WILL NOT BE FOREVER, THAT THIS IS NOT
NOT BE FOREVER, THAT THIS IS NOT A HOLD, THIS IS IS A TEMPORARY
A HOLD, THIS IS IS A TEMPORARY PAUSE.
PAUSE. AND THAT THE END GAME HERE IS TO
AND THAT THE END GAME HERE IS TO GET FAIR RULES.
GET FAIR RULES. BUT EVEN IF SHE DOES NOT GET
BUT EVEN IF SHE DOES NOT GET WHAT THE DEMOCRATS CONSIDER TO
WHAT THE DEMOCRATS CONSIDER TO BE FAIR RULES, WHICH IS HAVING
BE FAIR RULES, WHICH IS HAVING WITNESSES TESTIFY IN WHAT IS
WITNESSES TESTIFY IN WHAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE A TRIAL, THAT AT
SUPPOSED TO BE A TRIAL, THAT AT A MINIMUM SHE CAN RAISE PUBLIC
A MINIMUM SHE CAN RAISE PUBLIC AWARENESS ABOUT THE FACT THAT
AWARENESS ABOUT THE FACT THAT THE PRESIDENT IS BLOCKING THESE
THE PRESIDENT IS BLOCKING THESE KEY WITNESSES.
KEY WITNESSES. AND RIGHT NOW AT LEAST LOOKING
AND RIGHT NOW AT LEAST LOOKING AT THE POLLS FROM YOU WANT TO
AT THE POLLS FROM YOU WANT TO USE THEM AS A DATA POINT,
USE THEM AS A DATA POINT, WILLIE, 70% OF AMERICANS AGREE
WILLIE, 70% OF AMERICANS AGREE THAT THESE WITNESSES, THESE TOP
THAT THESE WITNESSES, THESE TOP AIDES SHOULD TESTIFY.
AIDES SHOULD TESTIFY. SO FOR AT LEAST RIGHT NOW,
SO FOR AT LEAST RIGHT NOW, WITHHOLDING THESE TOWARDS THE
WITHHOLDING THESE TOWARDS THE SERVICE OF RAISING PUBLIC
SERVICE OF RAISING PUBLIC AWARENESS ABOUT THE FACT THAT
AWARENESS ABOUT THE FACT THAT THESE AIDES ARE BEING BLOCKED IS
THESE AIDES ARE BEING BLOCKED IS A DID MOVE ON HER PART.
A DID MOVE ON HER PART. BUT CAN SHE DO THAT FOREVER?
BUT CAN SHE DO THAT FOREVER? NO.
NO. WHEN WE COME BACK FROM THE
WHEN WE COME BACK FROM THE HOLIDAYS, WE’LL GET A SENSE OF
HOLIDAYS, WE’LL GET A SENSE OF HOW MANY OF THOSE VULNERABLE
HOW MANY OF THOSE VULNERABLE REPUBLICANS MAY BE WILLING TO
REPUBLICANS MAY BE WILLING TO RAISE THEIR HANDS AND SAY, HEY,
RAISE THEIR HANDS AND SAY, HEY, THIS IS NOT RIGHT, WE SHOULD
THIS IS NOT RIGHT, WE SHOULD HEAR FROM THESE WITNESSES WHO
HEAR FROM THESE WITNESSES WHO THE PRESIDENT IS BLOCKING.
THE PRESIDENT IS BLOCKING. >> YOU KNOW, SUSAN, DESPITE THE
>> YOU KNOW, SUSAN, DESPITE THE CONVERSATION HERE FOR THE PAST
CONVERSATION HERE FOR THE PAST FEW MINUTES AND TO PAY SOME
FEW MINUTES AND TO PAY SOME RESPECT PEOPLE IN OUR INDUSTRY,
RESPECT PEOPLE IN OUR INDUSTRY, WE TALK ABOUT THIS A LOT, THE
WE TALK ABOUT THIS A LOT, THE TWEETS, THE BEHAVIOR, YOU KNOW,
TWEETS, THE BEHAVIOR, YOU KNOW, THE IMPEACHMENT PROCESS.
THE IMPEACHMENT PROCESS. BUT I HAVE BEEN STRUCK FOR
BUT I HAVE BEEN STRUCK FOR SEVERAL MONTHS NOW, I DON’T KNOW
SEVERAL MONTHS NOW, I DON’T KNOW WHETHER YOU’LL AGREE WITH ME OR
WHETHER YOU’LL AGREE WITH ME OR NOT, OUT THERE IN THIS LARGE
NOT, OUT THERE IN THIS LARGE COUNTRY THAT WE LIVE IN THERE’S
COUNTRY THAT WE LIVE IN THERE’S BASICALLY A SHRUG OF THE
BASICALLY A SHRUG OF THE SHOULDERS AMONG ORDINARY PEOPLE
SHOULDERS AMONG ORDINARY PEOPLE ABOUT ALL OF THIS.
ABOUT ALL OF THIS. CERTAINLY ABOUT THE TWEETS AND
CERTAINLY ABOUT THE TWEETS AND EVEN ABOUT IMPEACHMENT, DESPITE
EVEN ABOUT IMPEACHMENT, DESPITE HOW SERIOUS IT IS.
HOW SERIOUS IT IS. >> YEAH.
>> YEAH. AND THAT’S TRUE.
AND THAT’S TRUE. THEY LOOK AT THE PRESIDENT RIGHT
THEY LOOK AT THE PRESIDENT RIGHT NOW ALMOST LIKE A CHILD HOME
NOW ALMOST LIKE A CHILD HOME ALONE.
ALONE. BUT REALLY --
BUT REALLY -- >> OH, NO.
>> OH, NO. >> THE THERE YOU GO, YOU SEE I
>> THE THERE YOU GO, YOU SEE I GOT THAT.
GOT THAT. >> NICELY DONE.
>> NICELY DONE. >> BUT WHAT THEY REALLY ARE
>> BUT WHAT THEY REALLY ARE STARTING TO WORRY ABOUT, OR
STARTING TO WORRY ABOUT, OR THEY’VE BEEN CONCERNED ABOUT IS
THEY’VE BEEN CONCERNED ABOUT IS WHAT’S HAPPENING IN MY LIFE?
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN MY LIFE? WHAT’S HAPPENING IN MY
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN MY COMMUNITY?
COMMUNITY? AND THESE TWEETS AND THE TALK OF
AND THESE TWEETS AND THE TALK OF IMPEACHMENT, IT SEEMS LIKE IT’S
IMPEACHMENT, IT SEEMS LIKE IT’S GOING OVER AND OVER AND OVER
GOING OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN, DIDN’T WE DO THIS WHEN
AGAIN, DIDN’T WE DO THIS WHEN THE MUELLER REPORT CAME OUT?
THE MUELLER REPORT CAME OUT? IF HE’S NOT GOING TO BE THROWN
IF HE’S NOT GOING TO BE THROWN OUT OF OFFICE WHY ARE WE DOING
OUT OF OFFICE WHY ARE WE DOING THIS TO BEGIN WITH?
THIS TO BEGIN WITH? AND THAT SHOULDN’T TAKE AWAY
AND THAT SHOULDN’T TAKE AWAY FROM THE IMPORTANCE OF WHAT THE
FROM THE IMPORTANCE OF WHAT THE HOUSE AND THE SIMULATE ARE ABOUT
HOUSE AND THE SIMULATE ARE ABOUT TO DO BECAUSE IT IS VERY
TO DO BECAUSE IT IS VERY SIGNIFICANT.
SIGNIFICANT. THE PRESIDENT BASICALLY MEDDLED
THE PRESIDENT BASICALLY MEDDLED IN THE 2020 ELECTION AND HE
IN THE 2020 ELECTION AND HE SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR
SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THAT.
THAT. BUT WHAT PEOPLE NEED TO HEAR OR
BUT WHAT PEOPLE NEED TO HEAR OR WANT TO HEAR LOOKING TOWARDS
WANT TO HEAR LOOKING TOWARDS 2020 IS WHAT’S GOING ON IN MY
2020 IS WHAT’S GOING ON IN MY WORLD?
WORLD? AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT
AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT THEY’RE NOTICING IS THE ECONOMY
THEY’RE NOTICING IS THE ECONOMY IS STILL GOING WELL.
IS STILL GOING WELL. THAT’S ONE OF THE MAIN DRIVERS
THAT’S ONE OF THE MAIN DRIVERS FOR DONALD TRUMP’S RE-ELECTION.
FOR DONALD TRUMP’S RE-ELECTION. AND UNLESS WE START SEEING
AND UNLESS WE START SEEING SOMETHING TO REALLY DEFINE THE
SOMETHING TO REALLY DEFINE THE DIFFERENCE FROM THE DEMOCRATS
DIFFERENCE FROM THE DEMOCRATS AND WHERE THE PRESIDENT IS DOING
AND WHERE THE PRESIDENT IS DOING STRONG NOT JUST ON CHARACTER
STRONG NOT JUST ON CHARACTER ISSUES, THINK THE PRESIDENT IS
ISSUES, THINK THE PRESIDENT IS IN A GOOD POSITION FOR
IN A GOOD POSITION FOR RE-ELECTION.
RE-ELECTION. >> YEAH, REV, LET’S TAKE THAT
>> YEAH, REV, LET’S TAKE THAT BIG PICTURE LOOK AT THIS.
BIG PICTURE LOOK AT THIS. BECAUSE THIS IS AN NECK
BECAUSE THIS IS AN NECK ANECDOTAL LIKE MIKE WAS TALKING
ANECDOTAL LIKE MIKE WAS TALKING ABOUT.
ABOUT. PROGRESSIVES HAVE TURNED THE
PROGRESSIVES HAVE TURNED THE CORNER AND SAID LET’S FIND A
CORNER AND SAID LET’S FIND A CANDIDATE IN 2020 THAT CAN BEAT
CANDIDATE IN 2020 THAT CAN BEAT HIM.
HIM. WHATEVER’S HAPPENING WITH NANCY
WHATEVER’S HAPPENING WITH NANCY PELOSI TRANSFERRING THE ARTICLES
PELOSI TRANSFERRING THE ARTICLES TO THE SENATE, I THINK A LOT OF
TO THE SENATE, I THINK A LOT OF PROGRESSIVES AND DEMOCRATS HAVE
PROGRESSIVES AND DEMOCRATS HAVE ACCEPTED THAT HE WON’T BE
ACCEPTED THAT HE WON’T BE CONVICTED EVEN WHEN IT GETS TO A
CONVICTED EVEN WHEN IT GETS TO A TRIAL AND NOW HAVE GOTTEN TO A
TRIAL AND NOW HAVE GOTTEN TO A PLACE WE’RE COMING AROUND THE
PLACE WE’RE COMING AROUND THE CORNER TO A NEW YEAR, LET’S FIND
CORNER TO A NEW YEAR, LET’S FIND THAT CANDIDATE WHO WILL BEAT
THAT CANDIDATE WHO WILL BEAT DONALD TRUMP AND THAT’S HOW YOU
DONALD TRUMP AND THAT’S HOW YOU REMOVE HIM FROM OFFICE.
REMOVE HIM FROM OFFICE. >> I’M SENSING A LOT OF PROGRESS
>> I’M SENSING A LOT OF PROGRESS PROGRESSIVES AND I CONSIDER MY
PROGRESSIVES AND I CONSIDER MY SET OF SAME, THAT WE’VE GOT TO
SET OF SAME, THAT WE’VE GOT TO COME TO A CONSENSUS CANDIDATE,
COME TO A CONSENSUS CANDIDATE, THOSE LEFT OF CENTER AND THOSE
THOSE LEFT OF CENTER AND THOSE THAT ARE SENT TROIFT
THAT ARE SENT TROIFT THAT ARE CENTRIST TO WIN.
THAT ARE CENTRIST TO WIN. YOU CAN’T REPEAT THE SAME
YOU CAN’T REPEAT THE SAME MISTAKES.
MISTAKES. WHEN WE LOOK AT THAT THINK THERE
WHEN WE LOOK AT THAT THINK THERE THAT THE ARGUMENT AROUND THE
THAT THE ARGUMENT AROUND THE IMPEACHMENT HAS BEEN MESSAGED
IMPEACHMENT HAS BEEN MESSAGED WRONG.
WRONG. IT’S NOT ABOUT TRUMP, IT’S ABOUT
IT’S NOT ABOUT TRUMP, IT’S ABOUT SAVING THE PRINCIPLES THE
SAVING THE PRINCIPLES THE COUNTRY’S BUILT ON.
COUNTRY’S BUILT ON. AND, IN EFFECT, THAT MITCH
AND, IN EFFECT, THAT MITCH McCONNELL DOES WHAT HE SAYS, HE
McCONNELL DOES WHAT HE SAYS, HE IS REALLY ACQUIESCING THE
IS REALLY ACQUIESCING THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH AS A COEQUAL
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH AS A COEQUAL POWER TO THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH.
POWER TO THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH. FROM NOW ON THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH
FROM NOW ON THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH CAN DICTATE WHETHER WE’RE GOING
CAN DICTATE WHETHER WE’RE GOING TO ANSWER SUBPOENA, DOCUMENTS,
TO ANSWER SUBPOENA, DOCUMENTS, WITNESSES, WE’LL DO WHAT WE
WITNESSES, WE’LL DO WHAT WE WANT.
WANT. THAT’S HOW THEY OUGHT TO BE
THAT’S HOW THEY OUGHT TO BE SELLING THIS TO THE PUBLIC.
SELLING THIS TO THE PUBLIC. BUT THAT’S ANOTHER QUESTION FROM
BUT THAT’S ANOTHER QUESTION FROM THE ELECTION AS I AGREE WITH
THE ELECTION AS I AGREE WITH SUSAN, THE ELECTION IS ABOUT ME,
SUSAN, THE ELECTION IS ABOUT ME, MY HOUSE, FOOD ON MY TABLE, MY
MY HOUSE, FOOD ON MY TABLE, MY KIDS’ TUITION AND IF THEY CAN’T
KIDS’ TUITION AND IF THEY CAN’T ADDRESS THAT, THEY’RE GOING TO
ADDRESS THAT, THEY’RE GOING TO MISS EVERYBODY UP IN WONDERLAND
MISS EVERYBODY UP IN WONDERLAND SOMEWHERE IN NERD POLITICS.
SOMEWHERE IN NERD POLITICS. >> SO HOW HELPFUL IS IT TO BE
>> SO HOW HELPFUL IS IT TO BE TALKING ABOUT A PURIST TEST
TALKING ABOUT A PURIST TEST AMONG THE DEMOCRATS?
AMONG THE DEMOCRATS? >> WHO CARES IF HE HAD A FUND
>> WHO CARES IF HE HAD A FUND RAISER IN A WINE CAVE OR A BAT
RAISER IN A WINE CAVE OR A BAT CAVE?
CAVE? I MEAN, WE’RE LIVE IN HOMES.
I MEAN, WE’RE LIVE IN HOMES. WE LIVE IN APARTMENTS.
WE LIVE IN APARTMENTS. THAT’S WHAT WE WANT TO HEAR
THAT’S WHAT WE WANT TO HEAR ABOUT.
ABOUT. >> BRUCE WAYNE --
>> BRUCE WAYNE -- >> WHAT’S STRIKING TO A LOT OF
>> WHAT’S STRIKING TO A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THE NEWS BUSINESS,
PEOPLE IN THE NEWS BUSINESS, JUST FLOUTING THE IDEA THAT YOU
JUST FLOUTING THE IDEA THAT YOU GOT I SUBPOENA AND CAN THROW IT
GOT I SUBPOENA AND CAN THROW IT IN THE TRASH, THAT YOU DON’T
IN THE TRASH, THAT YOU DON’T HAVE TO ANSWER IT.
HAVE TO ANSWER IT. THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED
THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES SAYS YOU GOT SUBPOENAS BY
STATES SAYS YOU GOT SUBPOENAS BY CONGRESS, FORGET IT.
CONGRESS, FORGET IT. FORGET THEM.
FORGET THEM. IT’S STUNNING.
IT’S STUNNING. >> IT IS.
>> IT IS. THAT HAS BEEN THEIR STRATEGY
THAT HAS BEEN THEIR STRATEGY FROM THE BEGINNING WITH THE
FROM THE BEGINNING WITH THE HOUSE INVESTIGATIONS PRIOR TO
HOUSE INVESTIGATIONS PRIOR TO IMPEACHMENT AND NOW THIS.
IMPEACHMENT AND NOW THIS. ONE WONDERS ABOUT THE PRECEDENCE
ONE WONDERS ABOUT THE PRECEDENCE IT SETS GOING FORWARD.
IT SETS GOING FORWARD. THE DEMOCRATS ARE FORGING
THE DEMOCRATS ARE FORGING FORWARD REGARDLESS.
FORWARD REGARDLESS. THEY’RE CONCERNED ABOUT THE
THEY’RE CONCERNED ABOUT THE TIMING IN TERMS OF THE ELECTION
TIMING IN TERMS OF THE ELECTION ON THE HORIZON.
ON THE HORIZON. THEY DON’T WANT THINGS TO BE
THEY DON’T WANT THINGS TO BE TIED UP IN THE COURTS FOR MONTHS
TIED UP IN THE COURTS FOR MONTHS STILL.
STILL. BUT GOING FORWARD, THIS IS A
BUT GOING FORWARD, THIS IS A TROULG
TROULG TROUBLING PRECEDENT AND THIS
TROUBLING PRECEDENT AND THIS PRESIDENT COULD WIN RE-ELECTION
PRESIDENT COULD WIN RE-ELECTION AND IS GOING TO HAVE PERHAPS IN
AND IS GOING TO HAVE PERHAPS IN HIS MIND DEFIED THE CONVENTIONS
HIS MIND DEFIED THE CONVENTIONS HERE, DEFIED THE RULE OF LAW,
HERE, DEFIED THE RULE OF LAW, GETS RE-ELECTED AND THEN IT’S
GETS RE-ELECTED AND THEN IT’S COMPLETELY UNFETTERED GOING
COMPLETELY UNFETTERED GOING FORWARD.
FORWARD. >> HIDE LI DID I,EIDI, IT’S IMPO
>> HIDE LI DID I,EIDI, IT’S IMPO POINT OUT THAT THE PRESIDENT
POINT OUT THAT THE PRESIDENT POINTS OUT THAT THE PROCESS
POINTS OUT THAT THE PROCESS ISN’T FAIR.
ISN’T FAIR. HE CAN’T CALL THE WITNESSES HE
HE CAN’T CALL THE WITNESSES HE WANTS TO CALL.
WANTS TO CALL. IT’S BEEN THE WHITE HOUSE
IT’S BEEN THE WHITE HOUSE STRATEGY IN A LETTER WRITTEN BY
STRATEGY IN A LETTER WRITTEN BY THE WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL IN
THE WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL IN OCTOBER TO SAY WE WILL NOT
OCTOBER TO SAY WE WILL NOT PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCESS.
PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCESS. RUDY GIULIANI’S NOT GOING TO
RUDY GIULIANI’S NOT GOING TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROCESS.
PARTICIPATE IN THE PROCESS. YOU’RE NOT GOING TO GET THE
YOU’RE NOT GOING TO GET THE DOCUMENTS.
DOCUMENTS. YOU’RE NOT GOING TO GET THE
YOU’RE NOT GOING TO GET THE WITNESSES.
WITNESSES. WE’RE HAVING NONE OF IT AND
WE’RE HAVING NONE OF IT AND WE’LL TAKE OUR CHANCES.
WE’LL TAKE OUR CHANCES. AND SO FAR IT’S WORKED FOR THEM.
AND SO FAR IT’S WORKED FOR THEM. >> THABDAND THAT WAS ACTUALLY TH
>> THABDAND THAT WAS ACTUALLY TH BEGINNING OF THE BASIS FOR THE
BEGINNING OF THE BASIS FOR THE SECOND ARTICLE OF IMPEACHMENT ON
SECOND ARTICLE OF IMPEACHMENT ON OBSTRUCTION WHEN PAT SIP SLOANNY
OBSTRUCTION WHEN PAT SIP SLOANNY SENT THAT LETTER SAYING, NO,
SENT THAT LETTER SAYING, NO, CONGRESS, YOU DON’T HAVE A
CONGRESS, YOU DON’T HAVE A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT, THEY DO,
CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT, THEY DO, TO PERFORM OVERSIGHT, ANY
TO PERFORM OVERSIGHT, ANY OVERSIGHT, AND WE’RE NOT GOING
OVERSIGHT, AND WE’RE NOT GOING TO COOPERATE WITH THIS AT ALL.
TO COOPERATE WITH THIS AT ALL. I QUIBBLE A LITTLE BIT WITH THE
I QUIBBLE A LITTLE BIT WITH THE STATEMENT THAT THE AMERICAN
STATEMENT THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DON’T CARE ABOUT THIS
PEOPLE DON’T CARE ABOUT THIS AND, OF COURSE, THEY CARE FIRST
AND, OF COURSE, THEY CARE FIRST AND FOREMOST ABOUT KITCHEN TABLE
AND FOREMOST ABOUT KITCHEN TABLE ISSUES.
ISSUES. BUT I HEAR FROM A LOT -- I THINK
BUT I HEAR FROM A LOT -- I THINK YOU HAVE TO SEPARATE OUT PEOPLE
YOU HAVE TO SEPARATE OUT PEOPLE WHO ARE GETTING DISINFORMATION
WHO ARE GETTING DISINFORMATION SUCH AS UKRAINE INTERFERED WHICH
SUCH AS UKRAINE INTERFERED WHICH IS SOMETHING LIKE 44% OF FOX
IS SOMETHING LIKE 44% OF FOX NEWS VIEWERS FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE
NEWS VIEWERS FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE GETTING ACTUAL INFORMATION ABOUT
GETTING ACTUAL INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT THE PRESIDENT IS ALLEGED TO
WHAT THE PRESIDENT IS ALLEGED TO HAVE DONE HERE, ABOUT WHAT MICK
HAVE DONE HERE, ABOUT WHAT MICK MULVANEY ADMITTED TO ON CAMERA.
MULVANEY ADMITTED TO ON CAMERA. AND THERE I THINK THERE IS A
AND THERE I THINK THERE IS A CERTAIN INTENSITY AMONG
CERTAIN INTENSITY AMONG DEMOCRATS THAT THERE SHOULD, AT
DEMOCRATS THAT THERE SHOULD, AT A MINIMUM, BE A FAIR TRIAL WHERE
A MINIMUM, BE A FAIR TRIAL WHERE YOU HEAR FROM THE PEOPLE WHO
YOU HEAR FROM THE PEOPLE WHO WERE AT THE CENTER OF THIS.
WERE AT THE CENTER OF THIS. THAT THERE BE AT LEAST SOME
THAT THERE BE AT LEAST SOME ACCOUNTABILITY AND SOME AIRING
ACCOUNTABILITY AND SOME AIRING OF TRUTH EVEN IF IN THE END
OF TRUTH EVEN IF IN THE END REPUBLICANS VOTE TO ACQUIT, THAT
REPUBLICANS VOTE TO ACQUIT, THAT IF THERE IS NOT THAT PROCESS,
IF THERE IS NOT THAT PROCESS, THAT THAT INTENSITY NUMBER COULD
THAT THAT INTENSITY NUMBER COULD BE SOMETHING THAT WE WATCH AS
BE SOMETHING THAT WE WATCH AS THE WHOLE COUNTRY DOES MOVE
THE WHOLE COUNTRY DOES MOVE FORWARD ON DISCUSSING
FORWARD ON DISCUSSING KITCHEN-TABLE ISSUES FOR THE
KITCHEN-TABLE ISSUES FOR THE NEXT NINE MONTHS.
NEXT NINE MONTHS. I DON’T THINK THIS IS SOMETHING
I DON’T THINK THIS IS SOMETHING THE DEMOCRATS ARE GOING FORGET
THE DEMOCRATS ARE GOING FORGET ABOUT IF THERE IS A WEEK-LONG OR
ABOUT IF THERE IS A WEEK-LONG OR A TWO-WEEK LONG TRIAL WHERE YOU
A TWO-WEEK LONG TRIAL WHERE YOU DON’T FLARE WITNESSES.
DON’T FLARE WITNESSES. >> I THINKHEAR FROM WITNESSES.
>> I THINKHEAR FROM WITNESSES. >> I THINK WE’RE FWHIEK POINTS
>> I THINK WE’RE FWHIEK POINTS THAT DEMOCRATS AND PROGRESSIVES
THAT DEMOCRATS AND PROGRESSIVES ARE GLAD HE GOT IMPEACHED AND
ARE GLAD HE GOT IMPEACHED AND THINGS SHOULD MOVE FORWARD, BUT
THINGS SHOULD MOVE FORWARD, BUT THEY’RE TURNING THE CORNER AND
THEY’RE TURNING THE CORNER AND MAKING SURE THEY’RE IN A GOOD
MAKING SURE THEY’RE IN A GOOD POSITION FOR 2020.
POSITION FOR 2020. >> AND I DON’T THINK ANY OF THE
>> AND I DON’T THINK ANY OF THE CANDIDATES WOULD ORGANIZEARGUE T
CANDIDATES WOULD ORGANIZEARGUE T IMPORTANT POINT AND IT’S AN
IMPORTANT POINT AND IT’S AN IMPORTANT POINT BEEN VOTERS.
IMPORTANT POINT BEEN VOTERS. BUT VOTERS REALLY THAT ARE
BUT VOTERS REALLY THAT ARE STRUGGLING, WHICH ARE A LOT OF
STRUGGLING, WHICH ARE A LOT OF THE BASE, WHICH SAY LOT OF BASE
THE BASE, WHICH SAY LOT OF BASE OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, ARE
OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, ARE REALLY TRYING TO DEAL WITH
REALLY TRYING TO DEAL WITH KITCHEN-TABLE ISSUES.
KITCHEN-TABLE ISSUES. THAT’S WHAT WE’VE GOT TO
THAT’S WHAT WE’VE GOT TO ADDRESS, PARTICULARLY WHILE YOU
ADDRESS, PARTICULARLY WHILE YOU HAVE A PRESIDENT THAT’S BRAGGING
HAVE A PRESIDENT THAT’S BRAGGING ABOUT THE ECONOMY.
ABOUT THE ECONOMY. >> YEAH.
>> YEAH. >> RIGHT NOW WE CANNOT SAY WITH
>> RIGHT NOW WE CANNOT SAY WITH ANY CONFIDENCE THAT DONALD TRUMP
ANY CONFIDENCE THAT DONALD TRUMP WOULD NOT BE RE-ELECTED THAT.
WOULD NOT BE RE-ELECTED THAT. SHOULD MAKE US UNCOMFORTABLE.
SHOULD MAKE US UNCOMFORTABLE. >> YOU KNOW THERE’S A THIRD
>> YOU KNOW THERE’S A THIRD POINT THAT MIGHT ACTUALLY BE THE
POINT THAT MIGHT ACTUALLY BE THE MOST IMPORTANT POINT.
MOST IMPORTANT POINT. AND IT’S HARD TO TALK ABOUT
AND IT’S HARD TO TALK ABOUT BECAUSE IT’S HARD TO DEFINE.
BECAUSE IT’S HARD TO DEFINE. BUT IT IS THIS.
BUT IT IS THIS. IN 2016, THIS COUNTRY WAS
IN 2016, THIS COUNTRY WAS ATTACKED BY A SWORN ENEMY OF THE
ATTACKED BY A SWORN ENEMY OF THE UNITED STATES, RUSSIA.
UNITED STATES, RUSSIA. >> YEP.
>> YEP. >> THEY SUBVERTED OUR ELECTORAL
>> THEY SUBVERTED OUR ELECTORAL PROCESS.
PROCESS. THEY ARE DOING IT TODAY AS WE
THEY ARE DOING IT TODAY AS WE SPEAK.
SPEAK. AND I AM NOT ONE OF THESE GUYS
AND I AM NOT ONE OF THESE GUYS WITH A BIG LIBRARY IN MY HEAD OF
WITH A BIG LIBRARY IN MY HEAD OF THINGS THAT WAS SAID BY PUBLIC
THINGS THAT WAS SAID BY PUBLIC PEOPLE, BUT I DON’T THINK THE
PEOPLE, BUT I DON’T THINK THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES HAS EVER SPECIFICALLY ADDRESSED
HAS EVER SPECIFICALLY ADDRESSED WHAT WE’RE DOING TO COUNTER THIS
WHAT WE’RE DOING TO COUNTER THIS ATTACK THAT IS ONGOING RIGHT
ATTACK THAT IS ONGOING RIGHT NOW.
NOW. SO WE HAVE A COUNTRY, OUR
SO WE HAVE A COUNTRY, OUR COUNTRY, STILL UNDER ATTACK BY A
COUNTRY, STILL UNDER ATTACK BY A SWORN ENEMY AND I HAVE YET
SWORN ENEMY AND I HAVE YET REALLY TO HEAR THE PRESIDENT OF
REALLY TO HEAR THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES SAY, HEY, THIS
THE UNITED STATES SAY, HEY, THIS IS WHAT WE’RE GOING TO DO.
IS WHAT WE’RE GOING TO DO. >> IT’S INTERESTING THAT
>> IT’S INTERESTING THAT JONATHAN LEMIRE IS SITTING NEXT
JONATHAN LEMIRE IS SITTING NEXT TO YOUR BECAUSE I REMEMBER A
TO YOUR BECAUSE I REMEMBER A QUESTION YOU ASKED OF THE
QUESTION YOU ASKED OF THE PRESIDENT ABOUT VLADIMIR PUTIN
PRESIDENT ABOUT VLADIMIR PUTIN GIVING HIM AN OPPORTUNITY TO
GIVING HIM AN OPPORTUNITY TO CONFRONT HIM FACE-TO-FACE.
CONFRONT HIM FACE-TO-FACE. >> AND HE CHOSE NOT TO.
>> AND HE CHOSE NOT TO. HE WOULD NOT SIDE WITH THE U.S.
HE WOULD NOT SIDE WITH THE U.S. INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES OVER
INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES OVER VLADIMIR PUTIN AND HE WOULD NOT.
VLADIMIR PUTIN AND HE WOULD NOT. BUT THERE HAVE BEEN OTHER
BUT THERE HAVE BEEN OTHER MOMENTS WHERE HE’S BEEN GIVEN
MOMENTS WHERE HE’S BEEN GIVEN THAT CHANCE AND HE WON’T DO IT.
THAT CHANCE AND HE WON’T DO IT. HE STILL PLAYS INTO THE
HE STILL PLAYS INTO THE CONSPIRACY THEORIES IN THE IS
CONSPIRACY THEORIES IN THE IS ALL ABOUT UKRAINE HERE IN 2016.
ALL ABOUT UKRAINE HERE IN 2016. THERE ARE SOME PARTS OF THE
THERE ARE SOME PARTS OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THAT HAVE
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THAT HAVE TRIED TO MOBILIZE TO MAKE THINGS
TRIED TO MOBILIZE TO MAKE THINGS SAFER NEXT TIME AROUND, BUT MOST
SAFER NEXT TIME AROUND, BUT MOST EXPERTS FEEL LIKE THE COUNTRY IS
EXPERTS FEEL LIKE THE COUNTRY IS NOWHERE NEAR READY FOR WHAT’S
NOWHERE NEAR READY FOR WHAT’S COMING.
COMING. IT MIGHT LIKELY BE RUSSIA,
IT MIGHT LIKELY BE RUSSIA, ALTHOUGH THERE ARE OTHER BAD
ALTHOUGH THERE ARE OTHER BAD ACTORS THAT COULD DO IT AS WELL
ACTORS THAT COULD DO IT AS WELL IN THE IS A PRESIDENT WHO IS SO
IN THE IS A PRESIDENT WHO IS SO HE FOCUSED ON MAKING SURE HIS
HE FOCUSED ON MAKING SURE HIS 2016 ELECTION IS NOT SO ILL
2016 ELECTION IS NOT SO ILL ILLEGITIMATE THAT HE WON’T TAKE
ILLEGITIMATE THAT HE WON’T TAKE THE SAFE GARTDS NEXT TIME
THE SAFE GARTDS NEXT TIME AROUND.
AROUND. >> HE ALREADY ASKED CHINA TO
>> HE ALREADY ASKED CHINA TO INTERFERE BY ASKING THEM TO DIG
INTERFERE BY ASKING THEM TO DIG UP DIRT ON JOE BIDEN.
UP DIRT ON JOE BIDEN. THIS IS A PRESIDENT WHO WELCOMES
THIS IS A PRESIDENT WHO WELCOMES FOREIGN INTERFERENCE.
FOREIGN INTERFERENCE. NOT ONLY IS HE NOT DOING
NOT ONLY IS HE NOT DOING ANYTHING TO PREVENT IT, MIKE, HE
ANYTHING TO PREVENT IT, MIKE, HE IS WELCOMING IT.
IS WELCOMING IT. AND THAT IS SUCH AN ATTACK --
AND THAT IS SUCH AN ATTACK -- IT’S AN INWARD ATTACK ON THE
IT’S AN INWARD ATTACK ON THE PILLARS OF OUR DEMOCRACY.
PILLARS OF OUR DEMOCRACY. I JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW HE
I JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW HE CAN -- THE SENATE ESPECIALLY, IS
CAN -- THE SENATE ESPECIALLY, IS NOT DOING MORE TO HOLD HIM
NOT DOING MORE TO HOLD HIM ACCOUNTABLE OR AT LEAST PROTECT
ACCOUNTABLE OR AT LEAST PROTECT OUR BASIC RIGHTS AS AMERICANS
OUR BASIC RIGHTS AS AMERICANS AND HAVE A FREE AND FAIR
AND HAVE A FREE AND FAIR ELECTION.
ELECTION. >> REPUBLICAN SENATORS ARE ON TV
>> REPUBLICAN SENATORS ARE ON TV IN FACT EVERY DAY DOING THE

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