Ex-West Wing Official: Trump At ‘New Level Of Insanity’ After Midterms | The Last Word | MSNBC

Ex-West Wing Official: Trump At ‘New Level Of Insanity’ After Midterms | The Last Word | MSNBC


TV.>>IT REALLY WAS THE INSIDE THE>>IT REALLY WAS THE INSIDE THE WORLD OF RACHEL MADDOW. WORLD OF RACHEL MADDOW.>>THANK YOU, LAWRENCE.>>THANK YOU, LAWRENCE.>>THANK YOU, RACHEL.>>THANK YOU, RACHEL.>>>WELL, AS ELECTION NIGHT IN>>>WELL, AS ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA CONTINUES, THE DEMOCRATS AMERICA CONTINUES, THE DEMOCRATS CONTINUE TO WIN SEATS IN THE CONTINUE TO WIN SEATS IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. THE WAVE CONTINUES. THE WAVE CONTINUES. THREE NEW RACES HAVE BEEN CALLED THREE NEW RACES HAVE BEEN CALLED FOR THE DEMOCRATS TONIGHT. FOR THE DEMOCRATS TONIGHT. STEVE KORNACKI WILL, OF COURSE, STEVE KORNACKI WILL, OF COURSE, JOIN US WITH THE LATEST ON THOSE JOIN US WITH THE LATEST ON THOSE NEW WINS FOR DEMOCRATS. NEW WINS FOR DEMOCRATS. AND IN THE WHITE HOUSE THIS AND IN THE WHITE HOUSE THIS MEANS IT’S A WHOLE NEW LEVEL OF MEANS IT’S A WHOLE NEW LEVEL OF INSANITY. INSANITY. THAT’S WHAT PEOPLE INSIDE TRUMP THAT’S WHAT PEOPLE INSIDE TRUMP WORLD ARE NOW SAYING ABOUT WORLD ARE NOW SAYING ABOUT DONALD TRUMP’S REACTION ONCE HE DONALD TRUMP’S REACTION ONCE HE BEGAN TO REALIZE JUST HOW BADLY BEGAN TO REALIZE JUST HOW BADLY DONALD TRUMP AND THE REPUBLICANS DONALD TRUMP AND THE REPUBLICANS WERE BEATEN IN THE ELECTION. WERE BEATEN IN THE ELECTION. A BEATING THAT CONTINUES TO GET A BEATING THAT CONTINUES TO GET WORSE EVERY DAY AS NEW WORSE EVERY DAY AS NEW DEMOCRATIC WINNERS CONTINUE TO DEMOCRATIC WINNERS CONTINUE TO BE DECLARED IN CONGRESSIONAL BE DECLARED IN CONGRESSIONAL RACES FROM COAST TO COAST. RACES FROM COAST TO COAST. ONE FORMER WEST WING STAFFER ONE FORMER WEST WING STAFFER TOLD GABRIEL SHERMAN AT VANITY TOLD GABRIEL SHERMAN AT VANITY FAIR, QUOTE, THIS IS LEVEL OF FAIR, QUOTE, THIS IS LEVEL OF INSANITY I’VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE. INSANITY I’VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE. NOW, JUST PAUSE AND IMAGINE WHAT NOW, JUST PAUSE AND IMAGINE WHAT THAT INSANITY LEVEL MUST BE THAT INSANITY LEVEL MUST BE LIKE. LIKE. A NEW ONE THEY’VE NEVER SEEN A NEW ONE THEY’VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE. BEFORE. PREVIOUS PRESIDENTS WHO HAVE PREVIOUS PRESIDENTS WHO HAVE LOST CONGRESSIONAL SEATS IN LOST CONGRESSIONAL SEATS IN MID-TERM ELECTIONS ALL MID-TERM ELECTIONS ALL IMMEDIATELY WENT TO WORK TRYING IMMEDIATELY WENT TO WORK TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO WIN THOSE TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO WIN THOSE VOTERS BACK FOR THEIR OWN VOTERS BACK FOR THEIR OWN UPCOMING RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGNS UPCOMING RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGNS BUT NOT DONALD TRUMP. BUT NOT DONALD TRUMP. HE JUST GOES TO A NEW LEVEL OF HE JUST GOES TO A NEW LEVEL OF INSANITY, ACCORDING TO A TRUMP INSANITY, ACCORDING TO A TRUMP INSIDER. INSIDER. AND THAT INSANITY INCLUDES AND THAT INSANITY INCLUDES MELANIA TRUMP. MELANIA TRUMP. SHE IS DONALD TRUMP’S THIRD WIFE SHE IS DONALD TRUMP’S THIRD WIFE AND THE ONLY ONE OF DONALD AND THE ONLY ONE OF DONALD TRUMP’S WIVES TO PUSH HIM AROUND TRUMP’S WIVES TO PUSH HIM AROUND PUBLICLY, AND SHE DID IT AT THE PUBLICLY, AND SHE DID IT AT THE PEAK OF DONALD TRUMP’S POWER, PEAK OF DONALD TRUMP’S POWER, THE PEAK OF THE POWER IN DONALD THE PEAK OF THE POWER IN DONALD TRUMP’S LIFE. TRUMP’S LIFE. SHE WASN’T JUST PUSHING DONALD SHE WASN’T JUST PUSHING DONALD TRUMP THE REAL ESTATE GUY TRUMP THE REAL ESTATE GUY AROUND, SHE WAS PUSHING AROUND AROUND, SHE WAS PUSHING AROUND THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES WHEN SHE HAD HER STAFF STATES WHEN SHE HAD HER STAFF MAKE A PUBLIC STATEMENT MAKE A PUBLIC STATEMENT YESTERDAY THAT MELANIA TRUMP YESTERDAY THAT MELANIA TRUMP BELIEVES THAT DEPUTY NATIONAL BELIEVES THAT DEPUTY NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR MIRA, QUOTE, NO SECURITY ADVISOR MIRA, QUOTE, NO LONGER DESERVES THE HONOR OF LONGER DESERVES THE HONOR OF SERVING IN THIS WHITE HOUSE. SERVING IN THIS WHITE HOUSE. THAT WAS MELANIA TRUMP DECIDING THAT WAS MELANIA TRUMP DECIDING TO ACT AS PRESIDENT OF THE TO ACT AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, SOMETHING SHE UNITED STATES, SOMETHING SHE APPARENTLY DECIDED THAT WAS APPARENTLY DECIDED THAT WAS SOMETHING SHE COULD DO BECAUSE SOMETHING SHE COULD DO BECAUSE OF HER HUSBAND’S NEW LEVEL OF OF HER HUSBAND’S NEW LEVEL OF INSANITY, THAT THAT ALLOWS HER INSANITY, THAT THAT ALLOWS HER TO DO THAT NOW. TO DO THAT NOW. SHE HUMILIATED HER HUSBAND, SHE SHE HUMILIATED HER HUSBAND, SHE HUMILIATED WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF HUMILIATED WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF JOHN KELLY PROVING JOHN STAFF JOHN KELLY PROVING JOHN KELLY IS IN CHARGE OF NOTHING KELLY IS IN CHARGE OF NOTHING AND NO ONE IN THE WHITE HOUSE, AND NO ONE IN THE WHITE HOUSE, AND TODAY SHE IS NO LONGER AND TODAY SHE IS NO LONGER ENJOYING THE HONOR OF WORKING IN ENJOYING THE HONOR OF WORKING IN THE TRUMP WHITE HOUSE. THE TRUMP WHITE HOUSE. AND SO THE WHITE HOUSE ISSUED AND SO THE WHITE HOUSE ISSUED THIS STATEMENT TODAY FOLLOWING THIS STATEMENT TODAY FOLLOWING UP ON MELANIA TRUMP’S ORDER. UP ON MELANIA TRUMP’S ORDER. THE STATEMENT SAYS MIRA RICARDEL THE STATEMENT SAYS MIRA RICARDEL WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THE WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THE PRESIDENT AS SHE PRESIDENT AS SHE TRANSACTIONITIONS TO A NEW ROLL TRANSACTIONITIONS TO A NEW ROLL WITHIN THE ADMINISTRATION. WITHIN THE ADMINISTRATION. NO FIRST LADY HAS EVER BEFORE NO FIRST LADY HAS EVER BEFORE PUBLICLY URGED THE REMOVAL OF A PUBLICLY URGED THE REMOVAL OF A WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL WHOSE WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL WHOSE EMPLOYMENT IN THE WHITE HOUSE EMPLOYMENT IN THE WHITE HOUSE WAS NEVER IN DOUBT UNTIL THE WAS NEVER IN DOUBT UNTIL THE FIRST LADY DECIDED IT SHOULD FIRST LADY DECIDED IT SHOULD COME TO AN END AND ANNOUNCED COME TO AN END AND ANNOUNCED THAT DECISION PUBLICLY. THAT DECISION PUBLICLY. THIS IS WHOLE NEW LEVEL OF THIS IS WHOLE NEW LEVEL OF INSANITY. INSANITY. GABRIEL SHERMAN’S REPORTING FOR GABRIEL SHERMAN’S REPORTING FOR VANITY FAIR EXAMINES THE VANITY FAIR EXAMINES THE PRESIDENT’S, QUOTE, DARK MOOD PRESIDENT’S, QUOTE, DARK MOOD DURING HIS WEEKEND TRIP TO DURING HIS WEEKEND TRIP TO FRANCE. FRANCE. DONALD TRUMP WAS SURPRISED, DONALD TRUMP WAS SURPRISED, SURPRISED HIS DECISION TO SKIP SURPRISED HIS DECISION TO SKIP THE CEREMONY AT AN AMERICAN THE CEREMONY AT AN AMERICAN MILITARY CEMETERY BECAUSE OF MILITARY CEMETERY BECAUSE OF RAIN BECAME A HUGE SCANDAL. RAIN BECAME A HUGE SCANDAL. QUOTE, ONE REPUBLICAN BRIEFED ON QUOTE, ONE REPUBLICAN BRIEFED ON THE INTERNAL DISCUSSION SAID THE THE INTERNAL DISCUSSION SAID THE REAL REASON DONALD TRUMP DID NOT REAL REASON DONALD TRUMP DID NOT WANT TO GO IS BECAUSE THERE WANT TO GO IS BECAUSE THERE WOULD BE NO TENTS TO STAND WOULD BE NO TENTS TO STAND UNDER. UNDER. HE WAS WORRIED HIS HAIR WAS HE WAS WORRIED HIS HAIR WAS GOING TO GET MESS SAID UP IN THE GOING TO GET MESS SAID UP IN THE RAIN, THE SOURCE SAID. RAIN, THE SOURCE SAID. JOHN BOLTON AND EVERYONE WAS JOHN BOLTON AND EVERYONE WAS TELLING HIM THIS WAS A BIG TELLING HIM THIS WAS A BIG MISTAKE. MISTAKE. A FORMER ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL A FORMER ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL SAID TRUMP HATES BEING OUTSIDE SAID TRUMP HATES BEING OUTSIDE IN WET CONDITIONS. IN WET CONDITIONS. WHAT I HONESTLY THINK, HE WOKE WHAT I HONESTLY THINK, HE WOKE UP AND SAID IT’S POURING RAIN, UP AND SAID IT’S POURING RAIN, THIS IS JOKE AND I’M NOT DOING THIS IS JOKE AND I’M NOT DOING THIS. THIS. WHILE THE PRESIDENT WAS WORRYING WHILE THE PRESIDENT WAS WORRYING ABOUT HOW HIS HAIR COULD SURVIVE ABOUT HOW HIS HAIR COULD SURVIVE RAIN AT LEAST SOME REPUBLICANS RAIN AT LEAST SOME REPUBLICANS WERE FACING THE REALITY OF WHAT WERE FACING THE REALITY OF WHAT WENT WRONG IN THE ELECTION. WENT WRONG IN THE ELECTION.>>OUR MESSAGE WAS WEAK, OUR>>OUR MESSAGE WAS WEAK, OUR GROUND GAME WAS INSUFFICIENT. GROUND GAME WAS INSUFFICIENT. WE WEREN’T INCLUSIVE. WE WEREN’T INCLUSIVE. THE PERCEPTION THAT WE’RE THE THE PERCEPTION THAT WE’RE THE PARTY OF THE RICH, PARTY OF THE RICH, UNFORTUNATELY, CONTINUES. UNFORTUNATELY, CONTINUES. AS IT ALL GOES BACK TO WHAT OUR AS IT ALL GOES BACK TO WHAT OUR MOMS USED TO TELL US, IT’S NOT MOMS USED TO TELL US, IT’S NOT JUST WHAT YOU SAY, IT’S HOW WE JUST WHAT YOU SAY, IT’S HOW WE SAY IT. SAY IT.>>WELL, THAT WAS ACTUALLY>>WELL, THAT WAS ACTUALLY REINCE PRIEBUS AFTER BARACK REINCE PRIEBUS AFTER BARACK OBAMA WON HIS RE-ELECTION OBAMA WON HIS RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN. CAMPAIGN. REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENED THEN? REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENED THEN? REMEMBER THE REPUBLICAN AUTOPSY? REMEMBER THE REPUBLICAN AUTOPSY? THAT’S WHAT THEY CALLED IT. THAT’S WHAT THEY CALLED IT. REPUBLICANS TOOK THEIR LOSS TO REPUBLICANS TOOK THEIR LOSS TO PRESIDENT OBAMA VERY SERIOUSLY PRESIDENT OBAMA VERY SERIOUSLY AND IMMEDIATELY WENT TO WORK AND IMMEDIATELY WENT TO WORK TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THEY TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THEY NEEDED TO DO TO WIN ELECTIONS NEEDED TO DO TO WIN ELECTIONS AGAIN. AGAIN. THAT’S WHAT REINCE PRIEBUS WAS THAT’S WHAT REINCE PRIEBUS WAS TALKING ABOUT THERE, AND AS PART TALKING ABOUT THERE, AND AS PART OF THE REPUBLICAN AUTOPSY THEN OF THE REPUBLICAN AUTOPSY THEN EVEN SHAWN HANNITY CHANGED HIS EVEN SHAWN HANNITY CHANGED HIS POSITION ON IMMIGRATION AND SAID POSITION ON IMMIGRATION AND SAID WE SHOULD CREATE A PATH TO WE SHOULD CREATE A PATH TO CITIZENSHIP FOR UNDOCUMENTED CITIZENSHIP FOR UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS IN THIS COUNTRY. IMMIGRANTS IN THIS COUNTRY. SHAWN HANNITY BELIEVED SHAWN HANNITY BELIEVED REPUBLICANS WERE GOING TO HAVE REPUBLICANS WERE GOING TO HAVE TO APPEAL TO MINORITY VOTERS AND TO APPEAL TO MINORITY VOTERS AND CHANGE THEIR POSITIONS CHANGE THEIR POSITIONS ACCORDINGLY. ACCORDINGLY. BUT THE REPUBLICAN’S NEXT BUT THE REPUBLICAN’S NEXT NOMINEE FOR PRESIDENT WAS DONALD NOMINEE FOR PRESIDENT WAS DONALD TRUMP. TRUMP. AND THE REST IS HISTORY. AND THE REST IS HISTORY. SHAWN HANNITY CHANGED HIS MIND SHAWN HANNITY CHANGED HIS MIND AGAIN TO CONFORM WITH THE TRUMP AGAIN TO CONFORM WITH THE TRUMP POSITION AS DID THE ENTIRE POSITION AS DID THE ENTIRE REPUBLICAN PARTY. REPUBLICAN PARTY. BUT SOME REPUBLICANS WHO WORKED BUT SOME REPUBLICANS WHO WORKED ON THAT REPUBLICAN AUTOPSY SIX ON THAT REPUBLICAN AUTOPSY SIX YEARS AGO ARE STARTING TO THINK YEARS AGO ARE STARTING TO THINK AGAIN ABOUT HOW TO SAVE THE AGAIN ABOUT HOW TO SAVE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. REPUBLICAN PARTY. KEVIN McCARTHY IS ONE OF THEM. KEVIN McCARTHY IS ONE OF THEM. KEVIN McCARTHY IS THE NEW LEADER KEVIN McCARTHY IS THE NEW LEADER OF REPUBLICANS IN THE HOUSE OF OF REPUBLICANS IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES BECAUSE PAUL REPRESENTATIVES BECAUSE PAUL RYAN SAW THE DEFEAT OF RYAN SAW THE DEFEAT OF REPUBLICANS COMING OVER A YEAR REPUBLICANS COMING OVER A YEAR AGO AND DECIDED NOT TO RUN FOR AGO AND DECIDED NOT TO RUN FOR REELECTION TO HIS CONGRESSIONAL REELECTION TO HIS CONGRESSIONAL SEAT. SEAT. TODAY KEVIN McCARTHY TOLD NBC’S TODAY KEVIN McCARTHY TOLD NBC’S KASIE HUNT THAT RECRUITING WOMEN KASIE HUNT THAT RECRUITING WOMEN AND MINORITY CANDIDATES WILL BE AND MINORITY CANDIDATES WILL BE A FOCUS OF HIS. A FOCUS OF HIS. HE SAID GIVE ME TWO YEARS, I’VE HE SAID GIVE ME TWO YEARS, I’VE ONLY BEEN LEADER FOR A FEW ONLY BEEN LEADER FOR A FEW MEMTS. MEMTS. HE ADMITTED TO KASIE HUNT THAT HE ADMITTED TO KASIE HUNT THAT THE REPUBLICANS HAVE A THE REPUBLICANS HAVE A STRUCTURAL PROBLEM. STRUCTURAL PROBLEM. THAT WAS THE TERM THEY USED IN THAT WAS THE TERM THEY USED IN THEIR DISCUSSION TODAY. THEIR DISCUSSION TODAY. MEANING THAT REPUBLICANS ARE MEANING THAT REPUBLICANS ARE APPEALING TO TOO NARROW A APPEALING TO TOO NARROW A SELECTION OF VOTERS TO ACTUALLY SELECTION OF VOTERS TO ACTUALLY WIN ELECTIONS. WIN ELECTIONS. DONALD TRUMP THE REPUBLICAN’S DONALD TRUMP THE REPUBLICAN’S STRUCTURAL PROBLEM. STRUCTURAL PROBLEM. AND AS OF TONIGHT THE PRESIDENT AND AS OF TONIGHT THE PRESIDENT DOES NOT STAND A CHANCE OF BEING DOES NOT STAND A CHANCE OF BEING RE-ELECTED. RE-ELECTED. ONLY 37% OF VOTERS WANT TO SEE ONLY 37% OF VOTERS WANT TO SEE PRESIDENT TRUMP RE-ELECTED. PRESIDENT TRUMP RE-ELECTED. 58% OF VOTERS WANT TO SEE 58% OF VOTERS WANT TO SEE PRESIDENT TRUMP DEFEATED IN PRESIDENT TRUMP DEFEATED IN 2020. 2020. FOR THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN TO HAVE A FOR THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN TO HAVE A CHANCE SOMETHING DRAMATIC IS CHANCE SOMETHING DRAMATIC IS GOING TO HAVE TO CHANGE ABOUT GOING TO HAVE TO CHANGE ABOUT DONALD TRUMP HIMSELF. DONALD TRUMP HIMSELF. AND SOLE FAR CHANGING DONALD AND SOLE FAR CHANGING DONALD TRUMP HAS ALWAYS BEEN TRUMP HAS ALWAYS BEEN IMPOSSIBLE. IMPOSSIBLE. THERE IS AN EXTRAORDINARY NUMBER THERE IS AN EXTRAORDINARY NUMBER WITHIN THAT MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY WITHIN THAT MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY POLL. POLL. 16% OF REPUBLICANS DO NOT WANT 16% OF REPUBLICANS DO NOT WANT DONALD TRUMP TO BE REELECTED. DONALD TRUMP TO BE REELECTED. DONALD TRUMP CANNOT GIVE UP 16% DONALD TRUMP CANNOT GIVE UP 16% OF REPUBLICANS AND HAVE ANY OF REPUBLICANS AND HAVE ANY CHANCE AT RE-ELECTION. CHANCE AT RE-ELECTION. 59% OF INDEPENDENTS SAY THEY DO 59% OF INDEPENDENTS SAY THEY DO NOT WANT DONALD TRUMP TO BE NOT WANT DONALD TRUMP TO BE ELECTED. ELECTED. 59% OF INDEPENDENTS. 59% OF INDEPENDENTS. SO FOR DONALD TRUMP TO BE SO FOR DONALD TRUMP TO BE RE-ELECTED HE HAS TO SOMEHOW RE-ELECTED HE HAS TO SOMEHOW CHANGE THE MINDS OF EVERY CHANGE THE MINDS OF EVERY REPUBLICAN WHO DOES NOT WANT REPUBLICAN WHO DOES NOT WANT DONALD TRUMP TO BE RE-ELECTED DONALD TRUMP TO BE RE-ELECTED AND AT THE SAME TIME HE HAS TO AND AT THE SAME TIME HE HAS TO CHANGE THE MINDS OF TENS OF CHANGE THE MINDS OF TENS OF MILLIONS OF INDEPENDENTS ALL MILLIONS OF INDEPENDENTS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY WHO DO NOT WANT OVER THE COUNTRY WHO DO NOT WANT DONALD TRUMP TO BE REELECTED. DONALD TRUMP TO BE REELECTED. AND WE HAVE NEVER SEEN DONALD AND WE HAVE NEVER SEEN DONALD TRUMP USE HIS PRESENCE OR USE TRUMP USE HIS PRESENCE OR USE HIS POLITICAL POSITION TO CHANGE HIS POLITICAL POSITION TO CHANGE THE MINDS OF VOTERS WHO ARE THE MINDS OF VOTERS WHO ARE AGAINST HIM. AGAINST HIM. THE NEW LEVEL OF INSANITY DOES THE NEW LEVEL OF INSANITY DOES NOT INCLUDE THE NEW HOUSE NOT INCLUDE THE NEW HOUSE REPUBLICAN MINORITY LEADER KEVIN REPUBLICAN MINORITY LEADER KEVIN McCARTHY. McCARTHY. HE KNOWS THE REPUBLICANS HAVE TO HE KNOWS THE REPUBLICANS HAVE TO DO SOMETHING, HAVE TO CHANGE DO SOMETHING, HAVE TO CHANGE SOMETHING IN ORDER TO WIN THE SOMETHING IN ORDER TO WIN THE NEXT ELECTION. NEXT ELECTION. BUT HE ALSO KNOWS THAT DONALD BUT HE ALSO KNOWS THAT DONALD TRUMP CAN NEVER CHANGE. TRUMP CAN NEVER CHANGE. LEADING OFF OUR DISCUSSION NOW LEADING OFF OUR DISCUSSION NOW DAVID JOLLY, FORMER REPUBLICAN DAVID JOLLY, FORMER REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN FROM FLORIDA. CONGRESSMAN FROM FLORIDA. NEERA TANDEN, SHE WAS HILLARY NEERA TANDEN, SHE WAS HILLARY CLINTON’S POLICY DIRECTOR DURING CLINTON’S POLICY DIRECTOR DURING THE 2008 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN. THE 2008 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN. AND CORNELL BELCHER, THE AND CORNELL BELCHER, THE DEMOCRATIC POLLSTER AND MSNBC DEMOCRATIC POLLSTER AND MSNBC POLITICAL ANALYST IS WITH US. POLITICAL ANALYST IS WITH US. AND DAVID JOLLY, I WANT TO START AND DAVID JOLLY, I WANT TO START WITH YOU AND I WANT TO START WITH YOU AND I WANT TO START WITH WHAT STRIKES ME AS POSSIBLY WITH WHAT STRIKES ME AS POSSIBLY THE MOST PROHIBITIVE NUMBER FOR THE MOST PROHIBITIVE NUMBER FOR DONALD TRUMP. DONALD TRUMP. 16% OF REPUBLICANS DO NOT WANT 16% OF REPUBLICANS DO NOT WANT DONALD TRUMP RE-ELECTED. DONALD TRUMP RE-ELECTED.>>AND IT’S LIKELY GOING TO GET>>AND IT’S LIKELY GOING TO GET WORSE, NOT BETTER. WORSE, NOT BETTER. LOOK, TO KEVIN McCARTHY’S POINT LOOK, TO KEVIN McCARTHY’S POINT AND WITH ALL DUE RESPECT IT’S AND WITH ALL DUE RESPECT IT’S NOT A STRUCTURAL PROBLEM NOT A STRUCTURAL PROBLEM REPUBLICANS HAVE. REPUBLICANS HAVE. IT’S A POLICY PROBLEM IT’S A POLICY PROBLEM REPUBLICANS HAVE. REPUBLICANS HAVE. AND IN FULL DISCLOSURE I WAS AND IN FULL DISCLOSURE I WAS PART OF THAT SMALL GROUP OF PART OF THAT SMALL GROUP OF REPUBLICANS A FEW YEARS BACK REPUBLICANS A FEW YEARS BACK THAT BLOCKED KEVIN McCARTHY’S THAT BLOCKED KEVIN McCARTHY’S ASNGZA ASNGZA ASCENSION TO THE SPEAKERSHIP, ASCENSION TO THE SPEAKERSHIP, THE FIRST TIME HE TRIED TO THE FIRST TIME HE TRIED TO BECOME LEADER BECAUSE I TOLD HIM BECOME LEADER BECAUSE I TOLD HIM POINT-BLANK THAT REPUBLICANS POINT-BLANK THAT REPUBLICANS REFUSE TO ADDRESS COMPREHENSIVE REFUSE TO ADDRESS COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM, KEPT PURSUIT IMMIGRATION REFORM, KEPT PURSUIT OF REPEAL OF OBAMACARE WITHOUT OF REPEAL OF OBAMACARE WITHOUT REPLACE. REPLACE. AND THAT WAS WHEN REPUBLICANS AND THAT WAS WHEN REPUBLICANS CONTROLLED THE HOUSE. CONTROLLED THE HOUSE. WE KNOW THE REPUBLICAN CAUCUS WE KNOW THE REPUBLICAN CAUCUS HAS BECOME MORE TRUMP LIKE, NOT HAS BECOME MORE TRUMP LIKE, NOT LESS TRUMP LIKE AND KEVIN LESS TRUMP LIKE AND KEVIN McCARTHY WON’T BE ABLE TO McCARTHY WON’T BE ABLE TO CONTROL THE FLOOR AGENDA. CONTROL THE FLOOR AGENDA. TALKING ABOUT PAYCHECK ISSUES, TALKING ABOUT PAYCHECK ISSUES, HEALTH CARE, ON COMMUNITY SAFETY HEALTH CARE, ON COMMUNITY SAFETY WHILE ALSO SAYING WE’RE GOING TO WHILE ALSO SAYING WE’RE GOING TO ENGAGE IN OVERSIGHT BUT NOT TOO ENGAGE IN OVERSIGHT BUT NOT TOO FAR, THAT CONTRAST OVER THE NEXT FAR, THAT CONTRAST OVER THE NEXT YEARS IS GOING TO HURT YEARS IS GOING TO HURT REPUBLICANS AND DONALD TRUMP REPUBLICANS AND DONALD TRUMP MORE THAN IT’S GOING TO HELP MORE THAN IT’S GOING TO HELP THEM. THEM. THEY’VE GOT TO IDENTIFY WHO IS THEY’VE GOT TO IDENTIFY WHO IS THE VOICE OF THE PARTY AS ALL THE VOICE OF THE PARTY AS ALL THESE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES THESE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES EMERGE, AND THEY’VE GOT TO LOOK EMERGE, AND THEY’VE GOT TO LOOK HARD AT ALL THE LOSSES THEY HAD HARD AT ALL THE LOSSES THEY HAD LAST TUESDAY. LAST TUESDAY. HOW DO YOU WIN STATES LIKE HOW DO YOU WIN STATES LIKE FLORIDA, HOW DO YOU WIN STATES FLORIDA, HOW DO YOU WIN STATES LIKE MISSOURI? LIKE MISSOURI? THOSE ARE REAL PROCEDURAL THOSE ARE REAL PROCEDURAL CHALLENGES REPUBLICANVISE TOS HA CHALLENGES REPUBLICANVISE TOS HA FIGURE OUT AS WELL. FIGURE OUT AS WELL.>>THEY’VE GOT REPUBLICANS AT A>>THEY’VE GOT REPUBLICANS AT A WHOLE NEW LEVEL OF INSANITY. WHOLE NEW LEVEL OF INSANITY. HE SAYS QUOTING A PERSON CLOSE HE SAYS QUOTING A PERSON CLOSE TO DONALD TRUMP, HE SAYS THIS IS TO DONALD TRUMP, HE SAYS THIS IS A MATTER OF THE PRESIDENT NOW A MATTER OF THE PRESIDENT NOW BEING ON HIS OWN WITHOUT ANY BEING ON HIS OWN WITHOUT ANY COUNTER VEILING FORCE COUNTER VEILING FORCE WHATSOEVER, A PERSON CLOSE TO WHATSOEVER, A PERSON CLOSE TO DONALD TRUMP SAID. DONALD TRUMP SAID. IT’S JUST 100% DONALD TRUMP IT’S JUST 100% DONALD TRUMP DOING WHAT DONALD TRUMP WANTS. DOING WHAT DONALD TRUMP WANTS. NEERA TANDEN, CAN ANYONE TURN NEERA TANDEN, CAN ANYONE TURN DONALD TRUMP INTO SOMEONE WHO DONALD TRUMP INTO SOMEONE WHO CAN APPEAL TO VOTERS WHO AREN’T CAN APPEAL TO VOTERS WHO AREN’T ALREADY SUPPORTING HIM? ALREADY SUPPORTING HIM?>>I MEAN, THE REALITY OF THIS>>I MEAN, THE REALITY OF THIS LAST TWO YEARS IS THAT DONALD LAST TWO YEARS IS THAT DONALD TRUMP HAS NOT BUILT ON HIS BASE. TRUMP HAS NOT BUILT ON HIS BASE. AND I THINK THAT YOU POINTED OUT AND I THINK THAT YOU POINTED OUT THE NUMBERS AMONGST REPUBLICANS, THE NUMBERS AMONGST REPUBLICANS, BUT I THINK WHAT’S AN EVEN MORE BUT I THINK WHAT’S AN EVEN MORE CLEAR WARNING SHOT IS HOW WELL CLEAR WARNING SHOT IS HOW WELL DEMOCRATS DID ACROSS THE COUNTRY DEMOCRATS DID ACROSS THE COUNTRY WITH INDEPENDENTS. WITH INDEPENDENTS. THEY WON INDEPENDENTS DICIVELY THEY WON INDEPENDENTS DICIVELY EVEN IN PLACES LIKE TEXAS. EVEN IN PLACES LIKE TEXAS. AND DAVID IS RIGHT THERE ARE AND DAVID IS RIGHT THERE ARE PLACES DEMOCRATS SHOULD FOCUS ON PLACES DEMOCRATS SHOULD FOCUS ON AND TRY TO SHORE UP. AND TRY TO SHORE UP. BUT WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE BREADTH BUT WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE BREADTH OF THE VICTORY FROM ONE PART OF OF THE VICTORY FROM ONE PART OF THIS COUNTRY TO BASICALLY EVERY THIS COUNTRY TO BASICALLY EVERY CORNER, DEMOCRATS PUT TOGETHER A CORNER, DEMOCRATS PUT TOGETHER A WINNING COALITION. WINNING COALITION. A LARGE SCALE COALITION OF A LARGE SCALE COALITION OF SUBURBAN WOMEN, A LOT OF COLLEGE SUBURBAN WOMEN, A LOT OF COLLEGE EDUCATED WHITE MEN, IN FACT IT EDUCATED WHITE MEN, IN FACT IT USED TO BE THE BASE OF THE USED TO BE THE BASE OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, AS WELL AS REPUBLICAN PARTY, AS WELL AS MILLENNIALS WHO NO ONE EXPECTED MILLENNIALS WHO NO ONE EXPECTED TO TURN OUT AND LUTEENEES TO TURN OUT AND LUTEENEES BECAUSE OF THE RET RRK AROUND BECAUSE OF THE RET RRK AROUND THE CARAVAN. THE CARAVAN. DONALD TRUMP IS IN A DAY’S LONG DONALD TRUMP IS IN A DAY’S LONG FURY BECAUSE HIS STRATEGY FURY BECAUSE HIS STRATEGY BACKFIRED. BACKFIRED. HE WENT ALL IN ON HATEFUL CHAOS HE WENT ALL IN ON HATEFUL CHAOS DAY IN AND DAY OUT. DAY IN AND DAY OUT. HE HAS NO OTHER WAY AS PRESIDENT HE HAS NO OTHER WAY AS PRESIDENT AND IT FAILED. AND IT FAILED.>>I WANT TO HEAR YOUR>>I WANT TO HEAR YOUR PROFESSIONAL OPINION AS A PROFESSIONAL OPINION AS A POLLSTER IN WHAT WE’RE SEEING IN POLLSTER IN WHAT WE’RE SEEING IN THESE NEW POLLS. THESE NEW POLLS. AND WE’RE GRANTING, WE’RE AND WE’RE GRANTING, WE’RE RECOGNIZING THE NEBSXT ELECTION RECOGNIZING THE NEBSXT ELECTION TWO YEARS AWAY. TWO YEARS AWAY. BUT WE HAVE JUST SEEN TWO YEARS BUT WE HAVE JUST SEEN TWO YEARS OF DONALD TRUMP FAILING TO OF DONALD TRUMP FAILING TO CONVERT A SINGLE VOTER IN HIS CONVERT A SINGLE VOTER IN HIS DIRECTION, BUT NEVER EVEN TRYING DIRECTION, BUT NEVER EVEN TRYING TO DO IT. TO DO IT. SO WHEN YOU LOOK AT THESE POLLS SO WHEN YOU LOOK AT THESE POLLS SHOWING THE TROUBLE THAT DONALD SHOWING THE TROUBLE THAT DONALD TRUMP IS IN, THE ONLY PATTERN WE TRUMP IS IN, THE ONLY PATTERN WE KNOW IS THAT DONALD TRUMP HAS KNOW IS THAT DONALD TRUMP HAS SHOWN NO EVIDENCE ABOUT HOW TO SHOWN NO EVIDENCE ABOUT HOW TO PULL HIMSELF OUT OF THESE HOLES PULL HIMSELF OUT OF THESE HOLES THAT HE’S IN THE POLLS. THAT HE’S IN THE POLLS.>>LOOK, I THINK, YOU KNOW,>>LOOK, I THINK, YOU KNOW, McCARTHY AND A LOT OF THE McCARTHY AND A LOT OF THE REPUBLICANS AT SOME POINT, REPUBLICANS AT SOME POINT, THERE’S GOING TO BE A BREAK IN THERE’S GOING TO BE A BREAK IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY BECAUSE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY BECAUSE THERE’S, YOU KNOW, DONALD THERE’S, YOU KNOW, DONALD TRUMP’S REPUBLICAN PARTY, WHICH TRUMP’S REPUBLICAN PARTY, WHICH IT IS RIGHT NOW BUT HAS NO ROOM IT IS RIGHT NOW BUT HAS NO ROOM FOR THE KASICHS OF THE WORLD, FOR THE KASICHS OF THE WORLD, HAS NO ROOM FOR THE BUSHES OF HAS NO ROOM FOR THE BUSHES OF THE WORLD AND HAS NO ROOM FOR A THE WORLD AND HAS NO ROOM FOR A WHOLE SWATH OF REPUBLICANS WHO WHOLE SWATH OF REPUBLICANS WHO ONCE UPON A TIME YOU UNDERSTOOD. ONCE UPON A TIME YOU UNDERSTOOD. AND DONALD TRUMP HAS CONTINUED AND DONALD TRUMP HAS CONTINUED TO NARROW THE REPUBLICAN PARTY TO NARROW THE REPUBLICAN PARTY TO A CORE GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO TO A CORE GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO ARE VERY ANXIOUS ABOUT THEIR ARE VERY ANXIOUS ABOUT THEIR STATUS IN THIS COUNTRY. STATUS IN THIS COUNTRY. I WANT TO STEP BACK FROM A I WANT TO STEP BACK FROM A MOMENT AND SORT OF TALK ABOUT MOMENT AND SORT OF TALK ABOUT THAT NARROWING BECAUSE IT’S THAT NARROWING BECAUSE IT’S PROFOUND, RIGHT? PROFOUND, RIGHT? IF YOU LOOK AT TEXAS, TEXAS IS IF YOU LOOK AT TEXAS, TEXAS IS FOR REPUBLICANS WHAT CALIFORNIA FOR REPUBLICANS WHAT CALIFORNIA IS FOR DEMOCRATS. IS FOR DEMOCRATS. IT IS THE BIGGEST BLUE STATE. IT IS THE BIGGEST BLUE STATE. TEXAS IS A BIG RED STATE. TEXAS IS A BIG RED STATE. YOU HAD A DEMOCRAT COME WITHIN 2 YOU HAD A DEMOCRAT COME WITHIN 2 POINTS OF TAKING OUT A SITTING POINTS OF TAKING OUT A SITTING REPUBLICAN SENATOR. REPUBLICAN SENATOR. THAT SHOULD SEND SHOCK WAVES ALL THAT SHOULD SEND SHOCK WAVES ALL ACROSS THE REPUBLICAN ACROSS THE REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHMENT. ESTABLISHMENT. YOU HAVE DEMOCRATS MAKING YOU HAVE DEMOCRATS MAKING INROADS IN STATES THAT ARE VERY INROADS IN STATES THAT ARE VERY IMPORTANT. IMPORTANT. ARIZONA, DEMOCRATS HAVE MADE ARIZONA, DEMOCRATS HAVE MADE INROADS IN A STATE THAT’S BEEN INROADS IN A STATE THAT’S BEEN FAIRLY RED. FAIRLY RED. NEVADA IS BEGINNING TO LOOK LIKE NEVADA IS BEGINNING TO LOOK LIKE VIRGINIA, WHICH ONCE UPON A TIME VIRGINIA, WHICH ONCE UPON A TIME WAS A RED STATE, AND VIRGINIA WAS A RED STATE, AND VIRGINIA WAS ONCE UPON A TIME A RED WAS ONCE UPON A TIME A RED STATE. STATE. AND YOU HAVE GEORGIA, WHICH AND YOU HAVE GEORGIA, WHICH BOGGLES MY MIND BECAUSE I BOGGLES MY MIND BECAUSE I THOUGHT WE WERE FOUR YEARS AWAY THOUGHT WE WERE FOUR YEARS AWAY FROM THIS IN GEORGIA. FROM THIS IN GEORGIA. YOU HAVE GEORGIA AS A TOSS UP. YOU HAVE GEORGIA AS A TOSS UP. IF STATES LIKE GEORGIA AND IF STATES LIKE GEORGIA AND ARIZONA ARE TURNING RED, THE ARIZONA ARE TURNING RED, THE PATHWAY FOR REPUBLICANS IN 2020 PATHWAY FOR REPUBLICANS IN 2020 BACK TO THE WHITE HOUSE HAS BACK TO THE WHITE HOUSE HAS GOTTEN MORE AND MORE NARROW GOTTEN MORE AND MORE NARROW WHILE THE PATHWAY FOR DEMOCRATS WHILE THE PATHWAY FOR DEMOCRATS IS EXPANDING. IS EXPANDING. LOOK, ARIZONA WILL BE A LOOK, ARIZONA WILL BE A BATTLEGROUND STATE IN THE NEXT BATTLEGROUND STATE IN THE NEXT PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, AND I PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, AND I DIDN’T THINK IT WOULD BE. DIDN’T THINK IT WOULD BE. BUT IF WE’RE COMING WITHIN A BUT IF WE’RE COMING WITHIN A POINT IN GEORGIA, WHOEVER THE POINT IN GEORGIA, WHOEVER THE NEXT DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE IS, NEXT DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE IS, WE’LL PUT MONEY THERE. WE’LL PUT MONEY THERE.>>AND DAVID JOLLY, WHEN YOU>>AND DAVID JOLLY, WHEN YOU LOOK AT A COUPLE OF THE LOOK AT A COUPLE OF THE DISTRICTS THAT WERE FLIPPED IN DISTRICTS THAT WERE FLIPPED IN TEXAS, ONE OF THEM THE TEXAS, ONE OF THEM THE REPUBLICANS HAVE HELD FOR 52 REPUBLICANS HAVE HELD FOR 52 YEARS SINCE GEORGE H.W. BUSH YEARS SINCE GEORGE H.W. BUSH FIRST WON THAT SEAT IN 1966. FIRST WON THAT SEAT IN 1966. A POWERFUL 18-YEAR MEMBER FROM A POWERFUL 18-YEAR MEMBER FROM TEXAS JUST KNOCKED OUT — NO ONE TEXAS JUST KNOCKED OUT — NO ONE IN HIS DISTRICT SEEMED TO CARE IN HIS DISTRICT SEEMED TO CARE HE WAS THE CHAIRMAN OF APROEPGS HE WAS THE CHAIRMAN OF APROEPGS SUBCOMMITTEE AND COULD DO THE SUBCOMMITTEE AND COULD DO THE DISTRICT SOME GOOD. DISTRICT SOME GOOD. NONE OF THE OLD MOVES ARE NONE OF THE OLD MOVES ARE WORKING IN THOSE KINDS OF WORKING IN THOSE KINDS OF DISTRICTS FOR REPUBLICANS. DISTRICTS FOR REPUBLICANS.>>THAT’S RIGHT.>>THAT’S RIGHT. A COUPLE OF THINGS WE’RE SEEING A COUPLE OF THINGS WE’RE SEEING AS THE POLITICAL DEMOGRAPHICS, AS THE POLITICAL DEMOGRAPHICS, THE HEARTBEAT OF THE COUNTRY’S THE HEARTBEAT OF THE COUNTRY’S POLITICS ARE MOVING FURTHER AWAY POLITICS ARE MOVING FURTHER AWAY FROM WHERE REPUBLICANS ARE. FROM WHERE REPUBLICANS ARE. AND REPUBLICANS SEEM TO BE AND REPUBLICANS SEEM TO BE MOVING FURTHER AWAY FROM THE MOVING FURTHER AWAY FROM THE HEARTBEAT. HEARTBEAT. I WOULD BE RATHER GOING IN THE I WOULD BE RATHER GOING IN THE DEMOCRATIC POSITION IN 2020 DEMOCRATIC POSITION IN 2020 RIGHT NOW. RIGHT NOW. YOU’VE GOT TO HOLD YOUR GAINS YOU’VE GOT TO HOLD YOUR GAINS AND PICK UP A BIT MORE. AND PICK UP A BIT MORE. THERE’S NOT ENOUGH RED STAR THERE’S NOT ENOUGH RED STAR BURSTS IN THE WORLD TO KEEP BURSTS IN THE WORLD TO KEEP KEVIN McCARTHY FROM GOING INTO KEVIN McCARTHY FROM GOING INTO CHECK IN 2020. CHECK IN 2020. BUT HERE’S THE IMPORTANT THING, BUT HERE’S THE IMPORTANT THING, LAWRENCE, WHEN WE GET THERE LAWRENCE, WHEN WE GET THERE RACES ARE ALL ABOUT CONTRAST. RACES ARE ALL ABOUT CONTRAST. CONTRAST BETWEEN THE TWO CONTRAST BETWEEN THE TWO CANDIDATES. CANDIDATES. AND THAT’S WHERE DEMOCRATS HAVE AND THAT’S WHERE DEMOCRATS HAVE TO DECIDE, WHO IS THEIR VOICE, TO DECIDE, WHO IS THEIR VOICE, WHAT IS THEIR MESSAGE IN 2020, WHAT IS THEIR MESSAGE IN 2020, AND ALSO BE PREPARED. AND ALSO BE PREPARED. I DO THINK WE’RE GOING TO SEE A I DO THINK WE’RE GOING TO SEE A DISRUPTIVE CANDIDATE. DISRUPTIVE CANDIDATE. IF IT’S A PRIMARY CHALLENGE TO IF IT’S A PRIMARY CHALLENGE TO DONALD TRUMP THERE VERY MIGHT DONALD TRUMP THERE VERY MIGHT WELL BE AN INDEPENDENT OR THIRD WELL BE AN INDEPENDENT OR THIRD PARTY CANDIDATE. PARTY CANDIDATE. ARE THEY VIABLE OR DO THEY PLAY ARE THEY VIABLE OR DO THEY PLAY A SPOILER ROLE, OR DOES IT HURT A SPOILER ROLE, OR DOES IT HURT TRUMP OR EAT INTO SOME OF THE TRUMP OR EAT INTO SOME OF THE GAINS IN THE MID-TERM ELECTIONS? GAINS IN THE MID-TERM ELECTIONS?>>DAVID JOLLY, ARE YOU>>DAVID JOLLY, ARE YOU ANNOUNCING TONIGHT YOU WILL STEP ANNOUNCING TONIGHT YOU WILL STEP INTO THE PRIMARY FIELD AND BE INTO THE PRIMARY FIELD AND BE THE CHALLENGER OF DONALD TRUMP THE CHALLENGER OF DONALD TRUMP IN THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARIES? IN THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARIES?>>I PROMISE YOU I WILL PEA PART>>I PROMISE YOU I WILL PEA PART OF THE DISRUPTION IN 2020. OF THE DISRUPTION IN 2020. AND I WILL SAY THIS, IF IT MEANS AND I WILL SAY THIS, IF IT MEANS IT’S A SPOILER ROLE THAT KILLS IT’S A SPOILER ROLE THAT KILLS DONALD TRUMP’S RE-ELECTION DONALD TRUMP’S RE-ELECTION CHANCES, I’D LIKE TO GO DOWN IN CHANCES, I’D LIKE TO GO DOWN IN HISTORY BEING PART OF THAT TEAM. HISTORY BEING PART OF THAT TEAM.>>NEERA TANDEN, WHEN WE FIRST>>NEERA TANDEN, WHEN WE FIRST SAW THIS OCCUR, GENE McCARTHY SAW THIS OCCUR, GENE McCARTHY DID NOT EXPECT TO WIN. DID NOT EXPECT TO WIN. HE WANTED VOTERS TO SIMPLY HE WANTED VOTERS TO SIMPLY EXPRESS THEMSELVES THAT WAY, BUT EXPRESS THEMSELVES THAT WAY, BUT THAT WAS ENOUGH. THAT WAS ENOUGH. THAT CHALLENGE WAS ENOUGH WHEN THAT CHALLENGE WAS ENOUGH WHEN BOBBY KENNEDY ALSO JOINED THE BOBBY KENNEDY ALSO JOINED THE CAMPAIGN AS AN ANTI-WAR CAMPAIGN AS AN ANTI-WAR CANDIDATE TO CONVINCE LINDEN CANDIDATE TO CONVINCE LINDEN JOHNSON TO SIMPLY QUIT, TO JOHNSON TO SIMPLY QUIT, TO SIMPLY GIVE UP. SIMPLY GIVE UP. AND THIS WAS THE MOST POWERFUL AND THIS WAS THE MOST POWERFUL UNCANNY POLITICIAN WHO EVER UNCANNY POLITICIAN WHO EVER OCCUPIED THE PRESIDENCY, AND NO OCCUPIED THE PRESIDENCY, AND NO ONE EXPECTED LYNDON JOHNSON TO ONE EXPECTED LYNDON JOHNSON TO GIVE UP AND NOT RUN UNTIL THE GIVE UP AND NOT RUN UNTIL THE MOMENT HE ACTUALLY SPOKE THE MOMENT HE ACTUALLY SPOKE THE WORDS, THAT HE WAS GIVING UP AND WORDS, THAT HE WAS GIVING UP AND NOT RUNNING FOR RE-ELECTION. NOT RUNNING FOR RE-ELECTION. THE TRUMP MODEL FOLLOWING THE THE TRUMP MODEL FOLLOWING THE LBJ MODEL IS NOT INCONCEIVABLE. LBJ MODEL IS NOT INCONCEIVABLE.>>NO, AND I WOULD SAY, YOU>>NO, AND I WOULD SAY, YOU KNOW, IF I WERE A HOUSE KNOW, IF I WERE A HOUSE REPUBLICAN I WOULD REALLY ASK REPUBLICAN I WOULD REALLY ASK MYSELF IS DONALD TRUMP HELPFUL MYSELF IS DONALD TRUMP HELPFUL TO MY PROSPECTS IF I’M NOT JUST TO MY PROSPECTS IF I’M NOT JUST IN THE MOST RURAL PART OF THIS IN THE MOST RURAL PART OF THIS COUNTRY OR IS HE HELPFUL? COUNTRY OR IS HE HELPFUL? AND IS IT HELPFUL TO HAVE HIM ON AND IS IT HELPFUL TO HAVE HIM ON THE TICKET FOR US TO GET TO THE THE TICKET FOR US TO GET TO THE TOP OF THE MAJORITY OR HARMFUL? TOP OF THE MAJORITY OR HARMFUL? AND THE REALITY IS REPUBLICANS AND THE REALITY IS REPUBLICANS MADE THEIR BED WITH THE DEVIL MADE THEIR BED WITH THE DEVIL OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS. OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS. MITCH McCONNELL AND FORMER MITCH McCONNELL AND FORMER SPEAKER RYAN MADE A DEAL WITH SPEAKER RYAN MADE A DEAL WITH THEY BASICALLY LOOKED AWAY, WERE THEY BASICALLY LOOKED AWAY, WERE NO CHECK ON TRUMP. NO CHECK ON TRUMP. BASICALLY SAID YES TO EVERY BASICALLY SAID YES TO EVERY SINGLE THING HE DID. SINGLE THING HE DID. AND THE COUNTRY ROSE UP IN AND THE COUNTRY ROSE UP IN OPPOSITION. OPPOSITION. I’M DEFINITELY NOT AN ADVISOR TO I’M DEFINITELY NOT AN ADVISOR TO THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, BUT I HAVE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, BUT I HAVE TO SAY THEY HAVE TO ASK TO SAY THEY HAVE TO ASK THEMSELVES WHO IS ACTUALLY GOING THEMSELVES WHO IS ACTUALLY GOING TO HELP THEM IN THE LONG-TERM BE TO HELP THEM IN THE LONG-TERM BE A MAJORITY PARTY? A MAJORITY PARTY? THEY ARE NOT A MAJORITY PARTY THEY ARE NOT A MAJORITY PARTY TODAY. TODAY. THEY ARE JUST NOT A MAJORITY THEY ARE JUST NOT A MAJORITY PARTY TODAY. PARTY TODAY. THEY ARE IN THE SENATE BECAUSE THEY ARE IN THE SENATE BECAUSE OF BASICALLY THE STRUCTURAL OF BASICALLY THE STRUCTURAL PROBLEMS OF THE SENATE, BUT THE PROBLEMS OF THE SENATE, BUT THE HOUSE IS MUCH MORE HOUSE IS MUCH MORE REPRESENTATIVE. REPRESENTATIVE. EVEN WITH GERRYMANDERING THE EVEN WITH GERRYMANDERING THE DEMOCRATS DID SO WELL. DEMOCRATS DID SO WELL. SO I THINK IF I WERE A POSSIBLE SO I THINK IF I WERE A POSSIBLE CHALLENGER BUT IF I WERE JUST A CHALLENGER BUT IF I WERE JUST A REPUBLICAN BACK-BENCHER I WOULD REPUBLICAN BACK-BENCHER I WOULD ASK MYSELF. ASK MYSELF. DONALD TRUMP KNOWS HE HAS A LOT DONALD TRUMP KNOWS HE HAS A LOT OF ISSUES IN THE REPUBLICAN OF ISSUES IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, TOO. PARTY, TOO. I THINK THAT’S PART OF HIS I THINK THAT’S PART OF HIS SEVEN-DAYS LONG FURY AS WELL. SEVEN-DAYS LONG FURY AS WELL.>>AND CORNELL BELCHER, THE OLD>>AND CORNELL BELCHER, THE OLD PROFESSIONAL ADVICE FOR ONE PROFESSIONAL ADVICE FOR ONE PARTY WHEN THE OTHER PARTY IS PARTY WHEN THE OTHER PARTY IS DESTROYING ITSELF IS TO SIMPLY DESTROYING ITSELF IS TO SIMPLY GET OUT OF THE WAY AND STAY GET OUT OF THE WAY AND STAY QUIET AND LET THEM DO THAT. QUIET AND LET THEM DO THAT. THE TROUBLE IS A FIELD OF THE TROUBLE IS A FIELD OF DEMOCRATS CANDIDATES FOR DEMOCRATS CANDIDATES FOR PRESIDENT IS GOING TO HAVE TO PRESIDENT IS GOING TO HAVE TO DEVELOP AND DEVELOP RELATIVELY DEVELOP AND DEVELOP RELATIVELY QUICKLY, SO THEY’RE NOT GOING TO QUICKLY, SO THEY’RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO JUST KIND OF SILENTLY BE ABLE TO JUST KIND OF SILENTLY WATCH THE REPUBLICANS STRUGGLE WATCH THE REPUBLICANS STRUGGLE WITH THEIR OWN CONFUSIONS. WITH THEIR OWN CONFUSIONS.>>I THINK THAT’S RIGHT.>>I THINK THAT’S RIGHT. AND ONE OF THE SIGNS IF YOU’RE A AND ONE OF THE SIGNS IF YOU’RE A DEMOCRAT AND LOOKING FOR IT IN DEMOCRAT AND LOOKING FOR IT IN THE EXIT POLL IS THIS. THE EXIT POLL IS THIS. REPUBLICANS ARE MORE REPUBLICANS ARE MORE UNFAVORABLE, BUT THERE’S NOT TEN UNFAVORABLE, BUT THERE’S NOT TEN POINTS WORTH OF DIFFERENCE POINTS WORTH OF DIFFERENCE THERE. THERE. AND I THINK DEMOCRATS WILL BE AND I THINK DEMOCRATS WILL BE AMISS IF THEY IN FACT LOOKED AT AMISS IF THEY IN FACT LOOKED AT WHAT HAPPENED ON TUESDAY OF THE WHAT HAPPENED ON TUESDAY OF THE ELECTION AND NOT IT WAS ABOUT ELECTION AND NOT IT WAS ABOUT THEM MORE SO THAN IT WAS ABOUT THEM MORE SO THAN IT WAS ABOUT DONALD TRUMP. DONALD TRUMP. AND SO I THINK TO A CERTAIN AND SO I THINK TO A CERTAIN EXTENT DEMOCRATS STILL HAVE TO EXTENT DEMOCRATS STILL HAVE TO PUT FORWARD THE SAME TYPES WE PUT FORWARD THE SAME TYPES WE SAW UNDER OBAMA, SOMETHING TO SAW UNDER OBAMA, SOMETHING TO VOTE FOR. VOTE FOR. AND YOU HAVE COLLEGE WHITE AND YOU HAVE COLLEGE WHITE VOTERS BREAKING FOR DEMOCRATS VOTERS BREAKING FOR DEMOCRATS THIS TIME. THIS TIME. HILLARY DIDN’T WIN COLLEGE WHITE HILLARY DIDN’T WIN COLLEGE WHITE VOTERS. VOTERS. OBAMA DIDN’T WIN COLLEGE WHITE OBAMA DIDN’T WIN COLLEGE WHITE VOTERS. VOTERS. THIS IS ONCE IN A LIFETIME, ONCE THIS IS ONCE IN A LIFETIME, ONCE IN A GENERATIONAL OPPORTUNITY TO IN A GENERATIONAL OPPORTUNITY TO REALIGN DEMOCRATS, DO IT RIGHT

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  1. trump is the definition of a dumb blonde

  2. Coward netwwork

  3. forgot how awfully nasal Neera talks – thought she was out with hillary fail, should be along with every criminal who stole from We The People via bernie.. never forget folks..

  4. NBC WHAT A TOTAL GROUP OF LEFTIST AHOLES

  5. The weather was a matter of security. Motorcades don't travel that far without air support to evacuate the President if necessary. It's standard procedure. Protect the President.

  6. I had to wait 'til 18:23 for news. She's not an adviser to the Republican Party. Breaking.

  7. Ladies don't fall for the Okie Doke!

  8. The Republican Top, is ready to follow the elephant pad to the……..

  9. the problem with the republicans has nothing to do with drump there problem is the fact that people are far more aware of what there congress is doing and thats screwing the masses in the name of there money doners and now small doner candidates are winning and will continue to win bye bye tiny hands

  10. RESIGNATION, Resignation, Resign!

  11. "New level of Insanity" ??? The Liberal Media WEASELS of the Highly Biased and Totally Dishonest Liberal Mainstream Media are constantly reaching new levels of insanity in their Propaganda attacks against our President. The Ugliness of Liberal politics has reached an all time high and We the Good People of America are SICK and TIRED of it!

    May Almighty GOD Destroy the Hideous SCOURGE of Liberalism and the CORRUPT Forces-of-Evil that embrace and promote this Most Horrific PLAGUE upon America and the World. AMEN!

    IN TRUMP WE TRUST!
    AMERICA FIRST!
    MAGA!
    GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!

  12. LMAO 🤣 look at all these hypocrite's, this is why Trump won. Make Liberals Cry Again Trump 2020!

  13. Truly, he's unwell and should not serve in office.

  14. When the real Republicans conservatives will realize that this Manchurian Monster is a Con.criminal, who is destroying our country democracy’s😡

  15. Not to worry Putin's new order of Fifth Columnists will help Pres. Trump

  16. trump will win reelection

  17. Democrats barely won the house but lost big in the senate. If anything it was a tie. The Trump Admin. lost less seats than Obama, Bush, Clinton and many others. This is why you are called FAKE NEWS.

  18. Very well said

  19. I have always believed Melania Trump is holding his infidelities over his head (you decide which one LOL). She is not a fool, she is a strong woman and this is her way of showing her real control. She has something over him, for sure. She may be quiet, but she is not stupid. I come from a long line of Republicans who are educated and stable. This president is neither.

  20. No Reince, it's not just what you say (or don't say) , I don't care how you say it, it is the crappy legislation you guys pass ! I realize you want to fool Americans that the GOP isn't a party basically for greedy rich people and bigots, but unfortunately you are, just many people have wised up to it which is unfortunate for you (and some Dems have to go because they are corporate ones too). Reince is OUT OF TOUCH, along with any Dems, ahem Pelosi, who back track on Medicare for all !

  21. The schadenfreude displayed by the the panel is delicious. Trump's getting his comeuppance alright.

  22. "It's not your words, but it is your actions that make a statement". – Dizzy Duke

  23. i read a bunch of the comments on here, and remain convinced that you dems have completely no clue as to what you are talking about

  24. FAKE NEWS

  25. The profile of a sociopath (antisocial personality disorder)

     

    • Compulsive lying 

    • Lack of empathy   

    • Extreme narcissism  

    • Grandiose self-image 

    • Lack of conscience  

    • Manipulative 

    • Sexually deviant  

    • Sensitive to criticism  

    • Paranoid  

    • Despotic/Authoritarian  

    • Low tolerance for boredom 

    • Impulsive behavior 

    • Shallow emotions   

    America got manipulated into electing one of its worst. 

    APD is a listed mental disorder for which there is currently no cure. Any political leader with such a mental disorder combined with a critical mass of the population that does no longer possess the critical thinking necessary to tell the difference between fact and fiction nor right from wrong is a dangerous and potentially explosive mix.

    Throughout the course of history, individuals with similar patterns of mental disorder who were able to take on leading positions in business, finance, government, and religion have detrimentally affected the lives of millions if not, billions. As our societies grow larger and technology exponentially increases the impact one single mentally unstable individual can have on the world’s population, this is a risk we, the people, can no longer afford. 

    It is time to call out people with such a disorder and expose them for what they are —Mentally and emotionally impaired individuals. Whenever we put these individuals in pivotal positions of power, we allow them to shape our world in ways that serve them and not us. Yet, there is now conclusive evidence that a simple non-intrusive MRI can objectively detect signs of APD. In order to protect ourselves and our planet, we must impose a psychological evaluation for anyone running for office as well as others who have the potential to negatively alter the fate of large portions of the world’s population. 

    Only individuals with high levels of empathy and an inflexible commitment to the truth should be allowed to serve the interests of the people. Anything less is at our expense. 

    References:

    The Sociopath Next Door

    book by Martha Stout Ph.D.

    Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us

    Book by Robert D. Hare

    Snakes in Suits

    Book by Robert D. Hare

  26. https://youtu.be/GEhlPpSu6wY

  27. What the democrats have to do is figure out how to stop the Republicans from cheating, Every one know the republicans cheated in Georgia . This guy needs to be healed accountable for his actions in Georgia . Officials saw this man cheating and they let him run anyway . This was unfair to the people that voted and to the country.

  28. They are not call good OLD party for nothing.

  29. WHEN IT COMES TO POLLS HAHAHAHA YOU IDIOTS ARE NOT TO GOOD AT IT, IN FACT YOUR ALL PRETTY STUPID AND LYING, OFF THE WALL, WHEN IT COMES TO POLLS… HOW QUICKLY YOU MORONS FORGET.. WE THE PEOPLE DON'T.. GO BACK AND CRY IN YOUR TOWELS..ALL YOU IDIOTS COUNT ARE YOUR FRAUDULENT VOTES..

  30. Republican traitors. Filthy.

  31. ·· Trump is not insane, he's an infantile, sophomoric pantywaist is all. …But which old White, republican American isn't? – "Outbreak"

  32. fake news

  33. 'Yay! We won! Let your racist flag fly!' … '…oh crap we lost… furl the racism flags guys, we gotta pretend we are not soulless sociopaths for a bit until we tricked enough people into voting for us again…'

  34. Does Melania own a gun?

  35. I think lawrence is wrong here. Melania didn´t order it, it was trump, but he used her to get rid of the scurity advicer.

  36. I had not heard of this White House staffer before, but she is lucky to be out of the White House and away from Trump, yet not now being unemployed. Clearly, the further away from Trump anyone can be, the happier and healthier their life will be!

  37. Stop all fake news. Lying media is the # 1 enemy's of the American people. It's a form of control. We are not Communist China. We are not sheepel. No integrity in journalism today just a lot of rich sock puppets. Stop fake news for Christmas. Gift to our country.

  38. Why does that guy have Rick's hairdo?

  39. Trump was cucked by Melania. They are both trash, made for each other.

  40. Honestly, I think he will completely loose it one day, and be removed from the White House.

  41. The FCC should close down MSNBC. It is a biased activist coalition. So biased. Pathetic. Stop calling the President insane. You are traitors and aiding the enemies of the US. Terrible.

  42. Ah more bigotry and prejudice from msm

  43. "STOP THE HAMMERING!!!"

  44. Orange man bad. NPC good.

  45. So help me si ese hombre …….. If that man get re elect .  America has major issues and we are all inbreed idiots .

  46. Is it honorable to work in that White House these days; I think not. The woman that was fired is still getting a paycheck from the Trumps, et al America.

  47. The Republican party is splitting into:

    1 An Alt-Right white nationalist party.
    2 A traditionally conservative party of moderates.

  48. LOL… I think you mean everyone at MSNBC's insanity. You guys have been unhinged for the last 3 years.

  49. You humiliate yourself every time you talk and don't think that people haven't seen your Rants and fits off camera that you thought you are a complete a**** I wish someone would punch you right in the f**** face you are sickening you're a fake you lie every single f**** day please run into traffic and get killed thank you

  50. Why do leftist act like zombie hordes when they see someone wearing a MAGA hat. The insanity is on the part of the Leftist Democrats. Al else is MSM fake news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  51. … there’s insanity in the control room…

  52. Melania would probably be a better president than Donald. Let's face it, it's hard to be worse.

  53. Surely by now everyone knows this entire presidency is insanity incarnate. There's no need to keep saying it. Time to move on to the question of what is being done about it – what are people prepared to do?

  54. Texas got rid of Sessions, Republicans keep us armed and we need our guns against them. We've got our own Constitution, Washington is not American.

  55. Wouldn't care if he changed his mind and if he did its only to get the votes. The man is horrific but the people wanted Saul and they got Saul.

  56. Sold their soul yep they sure did!

  57. Ryan didn't run again because of his part in corruption

  58. fake news. Gossip and bad polls.

  59. blue wave we taking the white house n get rid of that clown dictator

  60. I think the problem is that the Republicans are thinking of how to win elections rather than how to make their country the best it can be.

  61. I think he was afraid of his bald spot would show up in photographs. The GOP sold their souls in order to regain the white house, the believed they would be able to control Trump. Republicans this is your brainchild.

  62. Thank goodness for the transparency of the trump administration for we would not know how hypocritical trump and his family are.

  63. MAGA=1860

  64. Treasonous Trump for PRISON! Lock him up! Lock him up! Lock him up!

  65. Just to show how much respect he has for civility…the norms, because you care so much about your hair and couldn't careless about the fallen. So if anyone says to me to have respect for this orange pumpkin, i will blow up on you. Respect is earned!

  66. For what ever reason…..the 30s seem to be his lucky number..36% to 38%. His ratings, by how much he won the election that's how many of the American people know his existence

  67. Needs more cheeseburgers.
    Yeah… like Trump knows anything about personal sacrifice for his country. Oh…he did do all of us favor by staying out the service. Those bone spurs would've such drag on everyone else.
    It was so nice of him to be so considerate of the well being of others.
    At least he saved us from having to deal with another worthless slacker that got his plane shot down over North Vietnam, and spending seven wasted years in a prison there.
    What a hero that Donald J Trump is.
    (And if you believe any of this I've got a bankrupt third rate game show host I'd like to be President).

  68. So trump’s bass is now what? 37%? He’s got a couple years to build that back up to what? 45-51% that he needs to win the presidency? (Depending on the state of course). I’m genuinely curious if he wins again or not

  69. God help America 🙏🏻

  70. I do not believe the polls. People are ashamed to admit they would vote for him. It was true in 2016. It is true now.

  71. Seems to me that republicans have already figured out how to win elections… STOP DEMOCRATS FROM VOTING!!!

  72. The midterms were a vote against Trump

  73. Re-elected or re-ejected, let's see, America is like that beautiful lady with a big family in a big, beautiful house. She found a man and this man came, he just came to mess everythig up. What she needs to do is to kick him out of the house.

  74. New level of insanity , no way he reached the maximum when he was barking about about President Obama place of birth, he’s been certified seal & delivered cuz he has no class , he’s a lowlife, low grammar, limited vocabulary.

  75. Democrats lost 63 seats in 2010 midterms in the house and lost a net of 6 senate seats.
    GOP lost 41 seats in the 2018 midterms in the house and gained a net of 2 senate seats.

  76. Maybe it is Melania's way if telling American that she is running the government because Trump can't

  77. When a party doesn't say a word about the former head of the American Nazi party is not going to have GOP support. They didn't run anyone against him in the primary

  78. The GOP should stop trying to demonize Pelosi they should be going after Ryan, Trump and McConnell. They failed to recruit a single candidate that would appeal to the country

  79. The mainstream corporate media is in bed with the globalists and they are using a form of communism as a means to efficiently create and manage a global monopoly. It is a ruse, purporting to serve the working class, but is merely a ruthless means to control and manipulate the masses while making tons of money for a select few. The same people extolled the virtues of free market capitalism, but privately practice monopoly creation and the media lays out the smokescreen or the "spin" for the masses. These are ruthless and dangerous sociopaths with insider's knowledge and half of the worlds money. Top level gangsters.

  80. PLease tell me this will change. I am 70 and do not want to see more damage done to our country. It is disgusting to see the White House run by Mrs Trump

  81. President Trump is 44 because your punk Obama lied.
    Remember you're wanted at gitmo for your role in the 911 hoax.
    You can shut up now.
    You don't call the shots and you don't control the future.

  82. By the way MSNBC , you've been reported to youtube as terrorists.
    So wipe that paid actor smirk off your face.

  83. 37% still sounds unreasonably high to me

  84. Trump's preoccupation with social media is his addiction and will lead to his altamate downfall .

  85. Don't fool yourself Trump CAN be re-elected. There are enough white racists and POC who practice coonery in America to re-elect him. I remember Lawrence saying Trump couldn't win the first time, in fact Lawrence said he would never run.

  86. I like Lawrence!!

  87. Larry Odonell has no right to talk about others peoples sanity considering that fact he himself is insane.

  88. Larry is that crazy uncle you don't want to be around when he starts drinking

  89. Trump needs to go.

  90. did i ever tell you the definition of insanity?

  91. Odummel you white supremo, Heil hillary , and install sharia law emeditly . Sellout the USA to the United nations . Go supremo go .

  92. 💙💙💙💙 BLUE WAVE 💙💙💙💙

  93. The Grifter doesn't like to be outside….he worries about his ORANGE MAKE-UP AND WIGS!!! #LongconDon

  94. Trump really thinks Americans are stupid he is just going to coast now if he remains president! get him out of this position can y’all see he is not fit 🤷‍♂️ enough

  95. They didn’t even let this man talk and he still won the election now that he talking he says nothing but lies 😔 why do people like seeing this happen? What do we really get from this🤔

  96. United States President Donald Trump in 2019 will use Barack Obama's Executive Order 13618 to put Lawrence O'Donnell out of work & unemployed, permanently. As the Trump administration causes news casters to be out of work everywhere in the news media. Demos are Globalists & Republicans are Nationalists. Globalists & Socialists will have no future nor any part in MY eternal administration, The Kingdom is MINE — Jesus Christ

  97. Keep up the rabid frothy mouthed lies about Trump and the only viewers you'll have are unhinged and unstable as you.

  98. MSNBC is a level of insanity I've never seen before.

  99. Its sad that so many people believe in fake news. MSNBC…as twisted as it gets!

  100. Clockwork Orange 🤡

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