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♪ nicolle: i am the nicolle wallace. john: i am john heilemann. with respect to mcdonald's and kfc, today we suspect more them of revisiting something more festive. nicolle: burger king's new whopperito. ♪ john: have you seen the whopperito in person? nicolle: no. john: you have to have one. tonight, we have donald trump's immigration speech, the whole enchilada. day when a new abc news
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poll shows that clinton posing and favorability rating is creeping up into donald trump territory. he put to mexico city with his first meeting with heads of state. he is addressing immigration tonight in phoenix, arizona. he set down with the mexican present for a private discussion about that issue, which in a statement afterwards, he called substantive, directory of before launching into a scripted comments, but a sharp warning open borders and open trade. mr. trump: in both mexico and the united states, this is a humanitarian disaster. having a secure border is a sovereign right and mutually beneficial. we recognize and respect the right of either country to build a physical barrier or wall on any of its borders to stop the illegal movement of people, drugs, and weapons.
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cooperation towards achieving this shared objective, and it will be shared. safety for all citizens is paramount to both the united states and to mexico. john: donald trump went on to say that he and the mexican president did not discuss who would pay for the wall. earlier today in a speech to the american allegiance in cincinnati, hillary clinton instructed voters to pay no attention to the man south of border, not to confer trust in donald trump because he met with a world leader. mrs. clinton: getting countries working together was my job every day as your secretary of state. more than a photo op, it takes consistency and reliability, and it certainly takes more than trying to make up for a year of insults and insinuation by dropping in on our neighbors for a few hours and then flying home again. that is not how it works. john: we are going to talk about donald trump's immigration
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speech tonight in a moment. this trip, hastily arranged, kind of haphazard in its organization is kind of a risky gambit for any presidential nominee. did it pay off? nicolle: listen, you have to separate out the stagecraft. voters that have not been paying close attention, people that have the kids home from school may have turned on the tv tonight and seeing donald trump looking differently than he usually looks. he was in a foreign country standing shoulder to shoulder with a foreign leader. hillary clinton is right, it does not erase everything he said the last year. i think jeb bush would agree with that assessment. in terms of for the race yesterday, they are trying to appeal to a small group of voters who do not really like either one of them. it is not the typical swing voter, group of voters not sold on either one and they may have seen a new donald trump today in appearance. john: trump was very low energy. he made jeb bush look hyperactive in terms of performance.
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the reason nominees go to foreign countries is to try to look presidential and give people a sense of what it might look like if they have to do these meetings. nicolle: that is why donald trump went. some go to learn who the other leaders is that they might be working with. john: well, yes, it turns out that's why donald trump went today. to me there were a lot of questions about the goal of this trip. it turned out to be a conventional goal, to give the impression he could have a calm, sober, subdued appearance. i don't know whether coming into this immigration speech whether trump's core supporters look at that and say that is the tough-talking donald trump who will take it to the mexicans. i don't know if they look at that. for those in the middle and are worried that trump is such a hot head that anything he does outside of american soil or on american soil is going to blow up. that was at least not blowing up. it was not a conflagration. nicolle: in terms of where he
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is, there are some voters out there, the fact he did not show up in a foreign country and get run out of the place, that was a good day for trump. john: yes. we are setting the bar low. nicolle: very low. john: very low. that is sometimes where you have to set the bar. now we move on to the second topic, the more important one. nicolle: later tonight in arizona donald trump will at , long last share his tbd immigration plan and how he would handle the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the united states. in recent interviews, this team suggested he may be backing off the previous posture of mass deportation or maybe even a softening. trump will likely double down, and i'm guessing we will hear about that while he says he will build, despite that it did not get that much airtime in mexico. trump is walking a high wire where as he tries to distance himself from his primary era proposals that might not play well in the general election. how long can he pull off this balancing act between pleasing
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his face and winning over the undecided? john: if you listen to what kellyanne conway has been saying and you listen to everything that has been happening the last couple of weeks, there is a softening, right? he is not going to get up on stage tonight and say, want to bring the deportation force and take out 11 million people out of the country. so if that softening has taken place and it is a vague softening, there is no detail. he tries to stay way from that issue and talk about the wall and enforcing the law. i don't think it helps him in the sense that all the things he said in the past are still there and the clinton campaign is already making a clear they will remind voters day in and day out about what he said about mexican rapists, the deportation force. all of the past is never in the past anymore. the past is always still present. nicolle: i think that the notion that he will now be labeled as being in the same place where marco rubio and jeb bush were. you did not have a policy
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disagreement with them to renew primary. he destroyed them. he ridiculed them. he called them soft. he also insulted paul ryan for his posture on immigration, so his attacks were among the harshest in the primary, so the fact he is now adopting the same positions they had because he understands a little more how difficult this problem is is interesting at best. john: kellyanne conway said there will be no reversals. she said history began with his acceptance speech in cleveland. if you go back to that, that's when he became the nominee. he did not mention the deportation force then. she wants to set the clock in july. i don't think that washes. if he wants to clear this up, he has to cleared up. he either has to say i am for a deportation force or talk in an explicit way about what he would do with the 11 million or say i was wrong before. i don't think he would do either one of those things. if he does not, it will haunt him going forward. nicolle: i think that is right. the political question becomes
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does it dampen the spirit and , excitement his hard-core base after him? that is what they were excited about. john: we will talk with ann coulter about this issue, and she is the litmus test on hard-line immigration policy on the right. while donald trump was doing his immigration thing, hillary clinton started the morning rolling out another republican national security endorsement. this time it was james clad, the former deputy secretary of defense under president bush. in that american legion speech in the shining city of cincinnati, clinton tried to reclaim the mantle of american exceptionalism which americans have spent the past eight years claiming obama and his party have abandoned as a guiding principle of american foreign-policy. mrs. clinton: my opponent in this race has said clearly that he thinks american exceptionalism is insulting to the rest of the world. in fact, when vladimir putin of
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all people criticized american exceptionalism, my opponent agreed with him, saying and i quote, "if you are in russia, you don't want to hear that america is exceptional." well, maybe you don't want to hear it, but that does not mean it is not true. john: simple question, how effective do you think clinton was in counterprogramming against all this trump news? nicolle: listen if you are on a , campaign and are confident that your base is excited and you're going after republicans, then you are on stronger terrain than your opponent, and there is no doubt she is on stronger terrain with this message. i think the challenge for them, i think on the question of commander in chief is.
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they have made a case there are bipartisan people whose order. they need to extend the message to the economy. her economic message is still polarizing. republicans and small business owners still fear a more liberal policy agenda. john: although we did see last week that they rolled out those former heads of the council of economic advisors, including a lot of republicans, all of them trashing donald trump's economic plans. it bears saying a little bit more about american exceptionalism. it is the case that for eight years, i think totally unfairly republicans have said barack , obama does not believe in it, he has tried to say multiple times he does believe in it, but to hear hillary clinton grabbed that and say, you know what not , only am i defending barack obama, i believe in american exceptionalism. donald trump does not believe in american exceptionalism. it is not about national security. it is another place where she is trying to say to republicans, although the suburban republicans, college --
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college-educated voters she is , saying to all of them that he is not a normal republican. it is not ok for you if you are normal republican to vote for this guy because in many ways, issues of race of bigotry and on foreign policy, this guy is way off outside the republican mainstream. nicolle: i think she can now, and you talked about questions of race, she talked about social security, is she can deal with the voters on questions of the economy, i think she is on very firm footing going into the race. john: i think it is harder to do that. rolling out the endorsements helps. you have all of these big names. there are a lot bigger names. nicolle: they help because she is in a hole. her image has become polarizing. she is not seen as she was seen as a senator from new york. she is seen as a polarizing figure. john: 100%. nicolle: when we come back, we will head to mexico city, where all the action is, after these words. ♪
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♪ nicolle: joining us now from mexico city, eric martin. hello, eric. tell us what went down today in mexico city. >> absolutely extraordinary press conference and meeting today between donald trump and mexican president enrique peña nieto. this all came together in the last 24 hours. they agreed on a lot of things and said in the press conference they agreed on a lot of things, but at the same time, they skirted a lot of the hard issues. president peña nieto said donald trump's rhetoric has hurt the mexican people, perhaps the reference to them being called rapists and criminals. donald trump said they discussed the wall and each country's
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right to secure its borders, but did not discuss who would pay for the wall, so a lot of the things have really damaged and the friction points about relationship do not sound like they were on the agenda. it was a surprising and a really interesting one but one in which we do not see that clash and at some of those tensions on display. john: president peña nieto as compared to donald trump, talked about him in the context of hitler, mussolini. how happy did he seem to be sharing the stage today, your point of view, with donald trump? >> president peña nieto looked very focused, very serious, but there were certainly, there was a curveball at the end of the thing where we were told that there would be no questions, and then at the end of donald trump's statement, some of the reporters covering him started shouting questions and is donald
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, trump is want to do, he began answering them. resident peña nieto did not quite know what to do with that. he may have a longer track record at this point than hillary clinton in terms of not holding a press conference, at least in mexico. he sometimes will speak to the press extemporaneously when he travels, but i can't remember the last time where a presidential press conference had questions in mexico, so he answered a little bit, talked about that rhetoric which i mentioned, but it was a little bit of an uncomfortable moment with donald trump going off script. nicolle: what struck me were his comments about nafta. he said it has turned out better for mexico than the united states. do you have any reporting in mexico about it the government is of that opinion or anything before this meeting are coming out of it about taking a new look or partnering with donald trump to take a fresh look at nafta? >> that is certainly one place where the mexican government does not agree with donald trump.
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the mexican government is always highlighting the benefits to the u.s. of this relationship. they talk about how much u.s. content goes into it every dollar of exports from mexico. they talk about the benefits of cross-border production chains, supply chains, particularly the auto industry, a big one in mexico, so that is a point of view when donald trump and peña nieto talk about modernizing nafta, i am not sure they are talking about the same ring. john: when the news broke this morning that this was going to happen, that donald trump was headed to mexico city news , reports said there might be protests, there might be outrage in the streets among mexicans about trump's arrival. how much of that actually played out? >> we did not see a lot of that, but there was scant time to be able to organize anything. behind me is the traditional rallying protest point. the angel of independence monument.
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people might have had less than 12 hours to organize things once the news came out, so we saw people on twitter saying mexico has so little to gain from this and because he is doing badly in the polls, they talk about how this could breathe new life into his campaign but we have not seen a lot in terms of actual people in the streets, really showing that opposition and of that criticism of peña nieto, who by the way is suffering from record low popularity as mexican president. john: one of the benefits of doing this quickly. avoiding disaster. nicolle: no to anyone who fears a protester. we are smarter for your reporting, eric martin. thank you very much. up next, a preview of donald trump's immigration speech and the response we can expect from hillary clinton's campaign right after this. ♪
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♪ john: we are joined by the jennifers of bloomberg, reporters covering opposite ends of the campaign trail on the set with us. one jennifer spends most of her time tracking hillary clinton. in arizona, jennifer jacobs is all over the trump beat. jennifer jacobs, i will start with you because this is a donald-y day. we talk about what happened in mexico. donald trump is on his way back to arizona. this speech, so highly anticipated. on the basis of your reporting, he's going to say what on the important matters of controversy? >> what i am told is that he will lay out some of the things he just mentioned and not press conference in mexico. you heard him talk about those five goals. i am told that that is a foreshadow of what he will say tonight in his speech.
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i was just driving by the venue, and the place is surrounded by huge line of people excited to see him talk about this. what he will talk about is he is going to talk about security the border, no surprise, cracking down on illegal immigration, improving nafta, stopping the flow of drugs into this country. he is going to talk about keeping manufacturing wealth in this country. he will go through some of those things he went through in that press conference. nicolle: what are you hearing internally about how we came to land on the word "softening," which has becoming my least favorite word in the dictionary. it seems like maybe kellyanne and some of the communicators wanted him to soften his image among this group. what are you hearing about the debate around that word? >> right. i'm not so sure that was his word and it came out of his thinking. someone else suggested it to him and he agreed. what he was trying to do is say
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the exact same things he has been saying in the primary, but saying it in a way that is not offensive to general election voters, so he had that softening-hardening quote where he said, i am kind of doing both. that is fairly typical. what his campaign does not want him to do is really upset and be abrasive to those voters he's trying to appeal to. every speech he gives now, he includes a direct appeal to black voters and hispanic voters, every single speech, and they are hammering that hard. john: today, the clinton campaign put out a video, which is one of the weirder pieces of art i have seen in a while. nicolle: art? they would appreciate that. john: it was basically a rorschach test saying whatever donald trump says tonight does not matter. we will hold him accountable for what he said before. how nervous are they that donald trump can close this issue up, especially on deportation question mark >> i think they are concerned, not just on
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immigration and deportation issues, but in general. they worry that now people are tuning in, people tune in more after labor day, that whatever he says now may be all that sticks in voters heads when they go to the polls, and they are concerned that what he is saying now may not reflect what he once believed or intends to do, and that is really what she keeps saying over and over again and has been saying for months, look at what he has done over the course of his life and career. don't just listen to what he is saying now at the very end homestretch of the campaign, but does speak to a concern that people just not paying attention are going to hear whatever he says, so, i am not going to deport everybody, and they will go with that and that is how they will make their voting decision based on those things. is there any debate
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inside the clinton campaign about how to attack them? whether to paint him as the most extreme version of a republican or do what she did today, which is to paint him as something that is totally outside the right-left ideological spectrum and treat him as other and try to bring it to her cap democrats and republicans. >> it seems like the focus has been on the other. certainly with the speech she gave on the altar-right last week. there has been some debate because there is a concern that if she says this guy is different from the republican mainstream, she is not doing anything to help the democrats down the ballot. you see this already in some of the polls where she is leading like a photo where she has a couple points leading in polling averages but marco rubio has a lead in the senate race. there is a challenge for to kind of maybe threaded the needle a little bit more toward saint,
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here's a guy outside of the mainstream, but look, a lot of these candidates down the ballot are doing the same thing and he has pulled them outside of the mainstream. if you are mainstream, come with me. john: i want to ask you both. we have to go quick here. donald trump made a big deal about how they're going on air with this $10 million ad buy. some of that time has actually been bought, some not, in certain states like virginia and colorado. do you know anything about whether there may be any softening on the question of that ad buy? >> no, no, they are not softening their ad buy. they started advertising in five states and it will continue hitting six more very quickly. they do intend to pursue those 11 key swing states. john: i want to ask you this. pullrquette law school with clinton with only a three point lead over trump another , poll with only a five-point lead.
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those are both margin-of-error polls. how freaked out will brooklyn be when they see those numbers? >> i think if they will pretend, in some ways that will attend a are not freaked out at all and it will discount those polls but when they find ways, they will say, we are in trouble. i think in some of these upper midwest states are there is a big white population, they have been concerned that the numbers they have seen throughout the summer when not actually stick up in the fall. john: both jennifers, thank you. we love you. up next, a cult classic, ann coulter in the studio after these words from our sponsors. ♪
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♪ nicolle: our next guest, ann coulter, needs no introduction. other than to say she has a new book out. in my parents house, she's a
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hero. it is called "n trump we trust." ann: what lovely parents you must have. mob book was their favorite. >> that was a good one. i do not know if they are current. i want to start by reading a paragraph from the first chapter. " until trump ends, the early transition from america from the greatest nation in history into sympathetic, survey, multicultural mess, until the bleeding has stopped, there's nothing trump can do that won't be forgiven except changes immigration policies." does his rhetoric on deportation make you mad> at least one person found the timing of your book so funny. you have to watch this. >> who knew that it would be donald trump to come and convert the gop base to supporting
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amnesty the same week and coulter's book comes out. poor him. nicolle: he either feel sorry for you or he's laughing at you. what is it? >> he was not the only one. it reminds me there is one lower humor than puns and repeating someone else's joke immediately. the night before, i was on chris matthews and said this could tv shortest book tour ever if he saw since. -- if he softens. but i said it as a joke. it's not just rush, it's everybody. who cares. i think trump did it to get me some publicity for my book. whenever i give him the slightest constructive criticism, and i have done it before. can support him and give him helpful suggestions which is what i did on the hannity interview.
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he was giving magnificent speeches last week in camp in tampa and fredericksburg, no change of position. and they just handed me what he had said about softening. on closer examination, he was appearing with the mothers of children who had been murdered by illegals. that would never have happened with another presidential candidate. nicolle: there were two town halls last week. >> it was sean preston and pressing the beginning of eight. they will pay back taxes and they are so law-abiding, soc he was repeating what sean was saying. i do not think it will be any softening. nicolle: you don't think he's going to have a deportation force? ann: we have one. it's called ice. i think you going to enforce the laws because he said approximately one million times. nicolle: what is kellyanne conway talking about? >> we will have to check with
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her. nicolle: you trust trump's original statement? ann: the rhetoric could be softened. he started at 11. you couldn't presented in a way that is not going to frighten people, i suppose. it does not fight to me. we have seen a lot of that going on since the convention. i happen to like his free-form jazz style speech is pretty tells jokes and calls of people and calls his opponents funny names. i think they are funny but i understand he needs to be more presidential ntsb more presidential. you should show the speeches more. i noticed the media is hiding them because they are excellent speeches. john: there are 11 million people and you think they should all be deported? ann: i don't think we should be giving them amnesty. john: so should they be deported or not? said week oneever we are going to about 40 million
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gone. john: you think they should all be deported? ann: basically, yes. john: if trump ends up talking about a pathway to citizenship or something else. >> pathway to citizenship would be contrary to his home plan. john: you would be done with him? >> no, he would be better than any others. i'm worried about him winning the election and saying you're not going to do what you've been promising to do for your, it is one thing to soften the rhetoric, that is fine. love, his entire platform, as i point out in the book is putting america's interests first, whether it is trade, immigration, foreign wars, it is putting america nicolle: you first. don't think there's any security interest in taking these people out of the shadows and not granting them citizenship, you could not live with any legal status? >> i do not think it is good for americans. i think there are more
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transient errors in america then there are americans worried about people taking jobs illegally, you don't quickly it moves to some matter. of course, get rid of the worst ones first. every illegal alien, and i described this in the book come in most law-abiding illegal alien with one child in school cost americans more than $12,000 a year just to educate that child. that is assuming, not even accounting for the astronomically expensive english as a second language classes, the free school lunches, the emergency rooms, the cars, this is all to get cheap labor for people who live in this neighborhood, by the way. the illegal aliens don't live in this neighborhood. the maid worko do and then they go fill up other people's emergency rooms and schools and suddenly there is no money for the christmas patch up because we are spending so much money on english as a second language. even most law-abiding illegal alien is costing a lot of money.
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i never thought ice or the deportation force would act in an angry and aggressive way. we are kind people. there may be some illegals, but why does the discussion always have to start with a hard case? we have not been enforcing laws on the books for 30 or 40 years now. why do you start with the wild outlier case and rearrange the whole solar system to deal with that one illegal alien? let's get rid of the 40,000,001st -- let's get rid of the 40 million first. john: there is a big poll last week say that undocumented workers are hard working. they do jobs u.s. citizens don't want. only 61% are against the border wall. why is it that you are in favor of some of the proposals in your book that in a general view of immigration is so far outside the american mainstream? >> i do not think it is.
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i have all chapter in my last book about how deceptive the immigration polls always are. that one right there without hearing any more about the question, to ask about the illegal immigrants themselves, americans are compassionate and kind people. to be talking about it as if it is the people themselves, how about should we enforce laws on the books or should politicians and plutocrats the able to bring cheap nannies and gardeners that you end up having to pay for? how about a poll question, should we have more or less immigration? that is overwhelmingly on my side. these are utterly deceptive polls. whatever they ask about the past --path to legalization, they are loaded up with the kind of thing hannity was pushing trump to say about paying back taxes and law-abiding. there are lots of laws that have unbroken. we each pay each illegal alien about $30,000 in earned income tax credit refunds. no illegal alien is making enough to pay that back.
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questions ing polls. whenever polls ask do you want more or less immigration, north korea is more popular than illegal immigration. it is. that's in my book. the poll actually shows that. nicolle: if donald trump loses, whose fault will it be? ann: i don't think he's going to lose. nicolle: are all the polls wrong? >> no, i do not discount the polls but i think it will change. i think it is more likely than not that he will win. there is a possibility he will lose. nicolle: his advisers think it is getting harder. ann: thank god he doesn't listen to his advisers. the advisers do not come off well in this book. nicolle: ok. >> he got more votes than any other republican in primary history because he didn't have consultants, the pollsters with all of their idiotic talking points.
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nicolle: but if he loses, whose fault will it be? ann: i don't know. we do not know what is going to happen. there are a lot of hypotheticals there. i could phrase is slightly differently. i do not know what washington insiders think they are getting out of there never trump group. they are destroying the republican party one way or another but if he loses, i don't think anything you guys can do, the country is over. john: i have to ask you this question because there are so many things. i have spanish -- i have spent a lot of time this book. ann: like my quote of you? john: i would rather quote your writing about kovaleski. one of the things we polled, what troubled of the most is his mockery. you wrote in the book "he does not jerk around or flailed his
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arms, he's not retarded. if you look at his wrists, they are curved in. that is not the imitation trump was doing, he was doing a standard retard. are you suggesting he was not impersonating this man but a standard civil person, and if so, is that ok? why this language? lineere is a famous advisingpic thunder" one of the actors to not go full retard. you don't like the word, oh well. the point remains -- john: let's be clear, it's not me that doesn't like the word, it is a vast swath of american society. >> i have been called a lot of words this weekend that i did not mind. i think we all need to develop a thicker skin. the point is, and i'm glad it you got back to this, because something i did not know when i wrote the book and i'm writing
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is anit in tonight's:, it outrageous, despicable, deliberate lie the media has told about donald trump mocking a disabled person. he would not do that and said he would not do that in the proof positive is in the exact same speech, he did the exact same imitation of a general and the media knew that and they will not show that clip. he has done the exact same imitation of ted cruz. this is how donald trump doesn't imitation of a flustered or cowardly person. for a frightened person. moreover, when someone posted those videos on the "washington post" website, the washington post took it down because they do want people to see that maybe he's not a good sketch actor, but he was not mocking a disabled man. john: he was mocking a standard retard. acting, a famous acting trope of pretending to be a retard. you may not like my words.
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he was flailing his arms and did it for a general, who is not disabled. ted cruz is not disabled. that is a media by whether you like my words or not. john: for the record, don't like that word. nicolle: ann coulter, always brave, never flustered. again, her book is called rump we trust." we will be right back. ♪
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♪ john: welcome back. we are joined by the chair of
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the center for african american studies at princeton university. he has a book out called "democracy in black." thank you for coming back on the ship -- show. bigotry is a big topic in our campaign. you say this is an argument only interests white people. >> yes. it is not really about black folks, is it? it is about who can be labeled what, what their positions are and it is indicative of the ways african-americans are being courted in this election cycle. it is how we are often treated in the selection cycles and that is simply as chess pawns to be moved about. not as thinking, rational political actors. bigotl hillary clinton a is to say, i'm not a bigot and for hillary clinton to say, let's look at what he said really has little to do with what about the housing crisis and what happened to the
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african-american communities? what about double-digit unemployment, public education? what about unemployment, jobs? what about the current state of black communities and how are your policies going to respond to that? in some ways, it is typical american racial theater and typical american racial theater has little to do with black people. it has an effect on black people but has little to do with black people. nicolle: why is that where we are? it sounds like that is your assessment of the state of the conversation. i think these issues are more fraught and complicated to discuss now than at any other point in my professional life. what do you attribute that to? prof. glaude: it has to do with the vitriol unleashed by the election of barack obama. i talk about in my book something called the value gap. we talk about the achievement gap, the wealth gap and the empathy gap, but there's something more fundamental and it's the value gap and it's the belief that white people matter more than others. when we tell the history of the
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country, even in the moment -- nicolle: nobody raises their kids to think that. prof. glaude: it's not about an explicit belief. it based in the oxygen. i always tell the story, you learn race, you learn the value gap simply by moving about in space. just driving in certain communities and driving out of those communities, we learn how certain folks are valued just like going to school, going to work. all of this stuff is circulating, and even when we thought we turned a corner with the election of the first african-american president, what did we see in response? we saw the vitriol of the tea party, we saw a wholesale attack on the voting rights of people of color. it's a reassertion of the value gap. john: we have seen donald trump doing this ostensible, ostentatious outreach, but but he has not spoken front of african-american argument -- audiences. that is an argument making
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hillary clinton and democratic hearty take african-american votes for granted. put aside whether you think trump would be any better, is there something to the argument? prof. glaude: absolutely. one of my colleagues talks about african-american voters as a captured electorate. the democrats can take them for granted. although have to do is deliver them every two or four years with no promises on delivering on policy. they really do not care. they are not concerned about the issues facing black communities. what you have is a constituency that has a distorted relationship to be democratic process. in other words, folks trying to hurt us to the polls like cattle chewing cud. trump is the wrong messenger. i cannot take him seriously. i cannot take even some republicans seriously. look at what is happening in north carolina. republicans are going to say give us a chance. ok. we are going to give you a chance about cutting capital
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gains, estate taxes? give you a chance about purging voter rolls? how about paul ryan on poverty? is there any republican doing policy, any republican? >> no. nicolle: on any issue, not just the conversation of race. other issues that you could see being open to a republican. do you have problems with hillary clinton? prof. glaude: i have deep problems with hillary clinton. paul ryan, i have to take him as sincere. -- insincere. how can i take paul ryan seriously when he talks about poverty and race, he backtracks on the comments he made earlier with regard to welfare as a culture of poverty. when they say trump is a racist, he doesn't condemn him. right? it is ok to have a racist is your nominee, but get you are going to be sincere and talking about these issues? it is just a contradiction.
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john: you a lot of grief with this and we ran over on that last block. prof. glaude: it's a shame. john: you say donald trump is more dangerous than a ku klux klan and yet you're not going to vote for hillary clinton. how do you reconcile that? prof. glaude: i don't want to vote from a position of fear. i want to vote from a position of power. i live in a relatively blue state and i can vote my conscience. i think if you live in a battleground state, it makes sense to vote for hillary clinton. her politics are not my politics. as she is courting republicans, she is taking progressives for granted. we do not need to let our fear of donald trump keep us from vetting the policies of hillary clinton. john: thank you for coming. we will have you back with more time soon. we have to talk some more. coming up, donald trump's secret teleprompter, after this. ♪
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john: so everyone is quick to point out donald trump does not normally use a teleprompter. he's off the cuff and at lives libs. lives --ad what is this entire time, donald trump has been using it to look proctor, desk teleprompter, a secret teleprompter only he can see? our crack team of researchers investigated. mr. trump: so i said the founder of isis, obviously sarcastic, but then, but not that sarcastic to be honest with you. bing, bing,e little bing. i love you very much. so she's married to anthony weiner who's a perv -- you know what that is. look at my african-american over here.
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look at him. here's another one. go home to mom. your mother is voting for trump. she is voting for trump. paul o'neill of the yankees. paul, you come from ohio? i was only kidding, you can get the baby out of here. i love you and i think it is a guy. i do not know. who the hell cares? no it is not. beautiful. i like that much better. you have to see this guy -- i don't know what i said -- i don't remember -- maybe that's what i said. i never expect to hear that from you again. she said i never expect to hear that from you again. but is terrible. terrible. john: walk away from the lectern. we will be right back. ♪
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♪ john: head to bloomberg politics right now for all of the big details about trump and his trip to mexico. coming up is "bloomberg west." nicole will be here tomorrow. i may not be. nicolle: was it something i said? john: we will be together, do not worry. virtually. until tomorrow, sayonara. ♪
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