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and release. you've got to get rid of chain migration. you've got to get rid of the visa lottery. they never agreed to any of that. ask them if they agreed. they never agreed on any of them. >> reporter: not going to fire on civilians? >> well, i hope they won't. we'll see. we're not going to stand for people doing what they did to the mexican military and the mexican police. what they did to those people, they were very badly hurt, very badly injured, the military and police. what they did with rocks being thrown in their faces, not going to happen to our soldiers. >> reporter: [ inaudible ]. >> no, no, you know what, you're creating violence by your questions. you are creating, you. and also a lot of the reporters are creating violence by not writing the truth. the fake news is creating violence. and you know what?
the people that support trump and the people that support us, which is a lot of people, most people, many people, those people know when a story is true and they know when a story is false. and i'll tell you what, if the media would write correctly and write accurately and write fairly, you'd have a lot less violence in the country. >> reporter: [ inaudible ]. >> well, we're going to see. i think we're doing very well. certainly we're doing very well in the senate, which is obviously very important. and i think we're going to do also well in the house. we're going to see. i can only say this, the house is a lot of stops. what's your next question? how many questions do you have? no more. >> reporter: [ inaudible ].
>> we're doing a perfect executive order, and the border is closed to these people. they're not coming in. they will go through the system and then they'll be shipped back depending on what happens with asylum. >> and from one president to the next. >> you know, i don't know why -- it tells you something interesting, that even the folks who are in charge are still mad because they're getting ginned up to be mad. that's the mindset. so you want somebody who is actually going to work for working people, andrew gillum is
somebody who is going to work for working people. andrew's mom is right here. that's where he got his good looks from. andrew was raised by a construction worker, a school bus driver, had to work his way up the hard way to become mayor of tallahassee. he knows the promise of this country. so he's not going to work for people who had it handed to him, he's going to work for the people who had to work their way up just like his parents did, to look after them, their families. andrew has lived the american dream. and if you give him your vote, he will fight to make sure every child in florida has the same chance that this state and this country gave him.
let's talk about health care for a second. eight years ago democrats passed the affordable care act. that law helps cover almost 1.6 million people just here in florida. that law made it illegal for the first time for insurers to discriminate against folks who had a preexisting condition. and, by the way, for the young people here you may not think about preexisting conditions, but when you get to be 57, because insurance companies, they could categorize all kinds of things as preexisting conditions. if you had asthma, you might not get insurance or it would be really expensive. if you had cancer, they might
not give you insurance. just being a woman was considered a preexisting conditions because they would charge women more than men for insurance, which when you think about it makes absolutely no sense because the condition women have is the power to give birth to us. and it seems to me you wouldn't want to charge somebody more for bringing us into the world. that's just my opinion. so we put in a law that said, no, you got to charge women the same as men. you can't discriminate based on preexisting conditions and -- okay. that's great.
so and, by the way, not a single republican joined us. not one. zero. nada. zilch. none. goose egg. none! none of them supported us. now suddenly it's election season and what happens? you got republicans out there saying, oh, well we will protect preexisting conditions, trust us. let's look at the record. andrew's opponent was in congress and voted to sabotage or repeal the aca and protections for people with preexisting conditions every chance he got. rick scott -- don't boo, vote.
so bill's opponent is literally suing the government to overturn preexisting protections as we speak. when i was president, republicans voted more than a dozen times to get rid of protections for people with preexisting conditions. last year they fell one vote short. one vote. if they win this tuesday, they'll finally succeed. if they keep control of congress, you better believe they're coming after your health care. florida, we can't let rick scott become the deciding vote. protect your preexisting conditions protections. in all of his time in office rick scott could have expanded medicaid and provided 800,000
more floridians with health care. those are families. rick desantis wouldn't even try. so if you want change, andrew gillum will expand medicaid coverage. if you vote for him and you vote for a democratic state legislature to help him, your vote could give 800,000 floridians just like that the security of health care coverage. democrats aren't going to let republicans cut your preexisting conditions protections. democrats aren't going to let republicans gut your medicare to pay for their tax cuts. they're going to protect your care period. but here's the main point i want to make, florida. if republicans thought their tax cut for billionaires was popular, they'd be campaigning on it, right? you don't hear a peep out of
them. this was their main legislative accomplishment in congress. they have not mentioned it in a single ad. if republicans thought their endless boasts to sabotage or take away your health care was popular, that's what they'd be campaigning on. you don't hear a peep from them about that. in fact, right at election time suddenly republicans are saying they are going to protect your preexisting conditions when they've literally been doing the opposite. that's some kind of goal. that's some kind of chutzpah. let's call it what it is. it's a lie. they're lying to you. a former republican congressman david jolly just cast his vote.
he voted for andrew gillum. he said the reason's simple, it's because i've served with ron desantis. that should tell you something. let me tell you something, somebody that had served with me in my party voted for the other guy, i'd feel bad. i don't imagine congressman jolly and mayor gillum agree on a lot, but maybe they, just like all of us, agree that there are some things bigger than politics. and that's on the ballot right now. what kind of politics do we want? do we want a politics where people are yelling at each other and making lewd gestures in front of the children? can't do that.
in front of mamas. look, throughout human history politicians have made promises that turned out to be harder than they expected and so they pump up the good things that they, did they downplay the stuff that didn't work out. they try to put a positive -- they try to put a positive -- they try -- we're okay. they try to put a positive spin on things. it's not just politicians, by the way, that do that. y'all do that, too. you know, maybe this doesn't happen with you and your wife but sometimes i'm at home. i say hey, honey, look, i'm doing the dishes. michelle says that's the first time in a month you've done the dishes. i'm not bragging about it, i put
a positive spin on it. then she asked me what have you done wrong, you're doing the dishes. we all try to put a positive spin on things. what we're not seeing what we're seeing right now is politicians just blatantly, repeatedly, boldly, shamelessly lying. just making stuff up. that's what they're doing right now all the time! and, by the way, it's not the first time. they do this every election cycle. try to terrify folks and then the election comes and problems suddenly magically vanishes. you never hear about them again. in 2010 they said that bill and i were setting up death panels to kill your grandma. remember that? in 2014 they said ebola's going to kill all of us, shut the
borders! in 2016 it was hillary's e-mails. they were all wound up about that. and the mainstream press picked up on all of it. this is terrible. you know they don't care about that. if they did, they'd be worried about the current president talking about his cell phone while the chinese are listening in. they didn't care about it. they said it's to get folks angry and ginned up. now in 2018 they're telling you the existential threat to america is a bunch of poor refugee re refugees a thousand miles away. they're even taking our brave troops away from their families for a political stunt at the border. and the men and women of our military deserve better than that.
so there's just constant fear mongering to distract from the record. now the administration suddenly says we're doubling down on an outdated cuba policy. which all that does is hurt families who are trying to open up the cuban economy. we need to get back to politics that support the cuban people, make their lives better. that's change. that's what bill believes in, that's what andrew believes in. the point is, florida, they make stuff up but here's also the problem is too often we fall for it. f too often we fall for the distraction. you know, y'all remember peanuts, right? maybe some of you are too young. charlie brown and lucy with the football. and she say go ahead, i'm holding it, you can kick it.
and charlie brown would say okay and she'd pull the ball away and he'd fall on his back. but he kept on doing it every time. don't be charlie brown. don't fall for the okey-doke. don't be bamboozled. don't be hoodwinked. because when you get distracted, while you're distracted with all this stuff they're making up, they're also robbing you blind. they'll be like look, look, look, over there. then they're giving tax cuts to billionaires. look over there. then they're letting polluters poison your air and water. they will take health care away from millions the first time you
are distracted with stuff that is not true. it's like the con where a door-to-door salesman says you need a security system while his buddy sneaks in the back and steals your stuff. but it's not just the practical effect in terms of policy. when words stop meaning anything, when truth doesn't matter, when people can just ride wi lie with abandon, democracy can't work. in our own lives, in our marriages, in our families, if consistently the people we're dealing with can't believe what we say, if our children see that it doesn't matter that you actually accomplish things, all you do is just make stuff up
whenever it's expedient, society doesn't work. democracy does not work. and that's what's happening at the highest levels. and the only check on that behavior is you. the only check on that behavior is you and your vote. and on tuesday you can vote for a politics that's decent and honest and lawful and tries to do right by people. if you're a democrat, you better be voting for andrew gillum and bill nelson and the whole ticket. if you're not a credit, you should still be voting for them. because it shouldn't be
democratic or republican to say we don't just lie with impunity. it shouldn't be democratic or republican to say we don't just punish our political opponents trying to use a justice system, that we don't threaten the freedom of the press because they say something we don't like. it shouldn't be democratic or republican to say we're not going to target certain groups based on what they look like or how they vote. it shouldn't be democratic or republican to know that climate change is real and threaten our futures and kids' futures. and florida's going to see some of the worst effects of climate change unless we change course right now. i know republicans may think that government should only perform a few functions, but one
of those functions should be taking care of folks after a hurricane in puerto rico. i know there are conservatives who think we should be fiscally prudent. well, there's nothing fiscally responsible about trillion dollar deficits. i know there are sincere conservatives who are compassionate and must think there's nothing compassionate about ripping immigrant children from the arms of mothers at the border. i'm assuming that they recognize that a president doesn't get to decide on his own who's an american citizen and who's not. that's not how the constitution of the united states works. that's not how the bill of
rights works. that's not how our democracy works. people who think it's wrong to spend eight years trying to take away people's health care and then spend the final days pretending you're mother teresa, they're florence nightingale. i'm assuming people must get upset when they see folks who spend all their time vilifying others, questioning their patriotism, calling them enemies of the people and then suddenly pretending they're concerned about civility. and we don't need more mealy mouthed elected officials who say, oh, i'm very concerned or
i'm terribly vexed by this bad behavior but there's nothing i can do about it. we need lead who are will stand up for what's right, regardless of party, leaders who represent the best of the american spirit like andrew gillum and bill nelson. patriots who will stand up for anyone whose fundamental rights are at stake, our neighbor's health care, somebody else's kids getting bullied, will stand up if they see their gay friend get an arrest. will stand up for the god-given freedom to worship without fear. that's what all of us need to stand up for. with clarity. and patriotism. and purpose. the values that bind us to our fellow citizens, no matter who we are. no matter what we look like.
that's what americans do. that's what america is. that's what andrew gillum believes. that's what bill nelson believes. that's what you believe. a better vision of america. and that's where i'm hopeful, florida. i'm hopeful that we will cut through the lies. block out the noise. and remember who we are and who we are called to be. i'm hopeful that out of this political darkness i see a great awakening of citizenship all across the country. i can't tell you how encouraged i've been to see so many people getting involved for the first time. or the first time in a very long time. marching and organizing,
registering people to vote. these incredible, inspiring parkland students -- i don't usually wear bracelets, but i saw some of the families backstage trying to transform unspeakable grief into a better world. young veterans of iraq and afghanistan, record numbers of women who are running for office. you know we need more women. it's a movement of citizens who maybe never had much interest in politics, but they said this time it's different. this time it's too important to sit out. they're lacing up those marching shoes. they're grabbing a clip board
because they believe in an america that's better, that's kinder, that looks out for one another. the antidote to government by the powerful few is government by the organized, energized many. the antidote to a politics based on division is a politics based on a sense that we're in it together. that's what this moment's about. and i have to tell you, florida, one election won't fix everything. you know, sometimes i hear young people especially saying, oh well, you know, i don't know, all politicians are the same, nothing changes, everything -- you know what? it's true that one election is
not suddenly going to eliminate poverty in this country. one election won't eliminate racism or sexism or homophobia. one election will not suddenly give everybody health care all at once or ensure that every child in florida gets a kind of education they deserve. it's not going to happen just in one election. but it will be a start. it will be a start. it will make things better. and when you start down that path of making things better, momentum starts to build. and then it gets even better. and it gets even better. so don't just sit back. if you don't like what's going on right now, don't just
complain. don't get anxious and freaked out. don't throw up your hands in despair. don't boo. don't hashtag. vote! when you vote for an attorney general and state reps, they will have the power to protect our voting rights and make sure our criminal justice system treats everybody fairly. when you vote you have the power to the make sure we strengthen laws that protect women in the workplace from harassment and discrimination and make sure they're paid the same as men for doing the same job. when you vote, you have the power to make it easier for a college student to afford college and harder for a disturbed person to shoot up places where our kids learn and
where our seniors gather to worship. when you vote, you have the power to make sure a family keeps its health insurance. could you save somebody's life. that power rests in your hands. and if you get involved, if you knock on some doors, if you talk with some of your slightly tranquil friends, you get some souls to the polls. if you turn out on tuesday to vote for this whole incredible florida ticket, i promise you something powerful happens. change starts to happen. hope starts to happen. and with each new step we take in the direction of fairness and
justice, equality and opportunity, that hope spreads. it starts rippling. it enters into each of us. we get a sense of what is possible and we remind ourselves of those better angels of our nature. it's up to you. let's make history happen right here in florida. let's get to work. let's go vote. god bless you, miami. god bless you, florida. god bless the united states of america. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ >> what an extraordinary moment and a day. just listening to both of these presidents. you see president obama shaking hands to senator nelson. and andrew gillum, who is hoping
to become the next governor. would be the first black governor in the state of florida. you heard that message and just before then we listened to president trump there standing on the south lawn with -- on his way to rallies himself, west virginia and indiana later tonight, obviously stumping for the republicans in those states. and could you not have two different presidents with two different messages and two very different audiences, but they may agree that you have an incredibly, incredibly important election coming up. before i talk to the three of you ladies, i just want to -- president trump, one of the things he said earlier today as he was speaking to media, he said a lot of reporters are creating violence by writing fake news. that was the strongest i had really heard from him, creating violence by writing fake news. i just have to say, mr. president, you are absolutely wrong, full stop. >> you know, brooke, don't
forget, this is how many days a week? i've lost track of time, after a pipe bomber targeted people, including the media, including cnn because the president has been screaming about fake news. and it seems that that is now sort of out of his mind, as is the call for civility, et cetera, et cetera. and we're back to the blame game here. and, you know, i hesitate sometimes to pick up on everything he throws at us because we ought to maybe move beyond to the things he said about other things, which is he never said that the military should shoot at the border. >> let me just -- i agree. and that was my other -- i do think we have to function in fact and in truth and i do think we have to call people out for when they are not speaking that way. so to your point, he said -- the
quote was i didn't say shoot meaning shoot members of this caravan. yes, he did. we have the tape. let me roll that. >> we will consider that the maximum that we can consider that. because they're throwing rocks viciously and violently. you saw that three days ago. really hurting the military. we're not going to put up with that. they want to throw rocks at our military, our military fights back. we're going to consider it -- i told them consider it a rifle. when they throw rocks like they did at the mexico military and police, i say consider it a rifle. >> kaitlan, i want you to pick up gloria's point. it's like, no, you said it last night, we even have the video of you saying it last night so how can he do that? >> reporter: well, brooke, he seems to be trying to walk back those comments and reverse what he seemed to say. he kind of trailed off and said when they throw stones and ro s
rocks, consider is a rifle. and we saw the nigerian army use it against protesters, killing some of them. so now president trump is saying that is not what he meant. he did not mean they should shoot whenever these migrants throw rocks and stones. he said instead they should be arrested and prosecuted immediately. he did try and walk that back after getting some criticism, even from members of the military for that remark over the last 24 hours. >> maeve, to you, i'm not sure if walking it back is enough.
>> there's no other way to interpret saying "consider it a rif rifle" what it means. there are people all over the country who are fed up with trump's rhetoric, especially since he ratcheted it up about the caravan. and there will be a lot of people that will listen to that speech. so if president trump was indeed trying to walk back his statement about the throwing rocks, it's in part because he is putting his party in jeopardy with his rhetoric right now. he is making it very difficult for other republicans around the
country to hold on to their seats in congress. and that's going to be to his detriment, brooke. >> kaitlan, what did you have make of what president trump said it was the media creating the violence? >> well, brooke, that's interesting because sarah sanders, the press secretary, not that long ago was saying the president wasn't blaming anyone for what happened when those pipe bombs were put in the mail and sent to political targets. we saw the president lay the blame for violence in the country at the media's feet. the reporter asked him if he kwe felt he was inciting violence with the very often heated rhetoric. he pointed his finger at the reporter and said "it's you that is the one creating the
violence." it is a fwtwist of what the president's own spokesman said on his behalf a few days ago. gloria, i want to come back to you on maev aee's point on a of this. you saw former president obama and president trump and the one thing they agree on is that this is the most important election of their lifetimes. >> right. it was very interesting for me to watch obama because we haven't watched him like this for a long time. he said the character of our country son tis on the ballot f this election. i think that might be something that both these men can agree on, except they see it in a very different way. you heard obama sticking to the
democratic talking points, which are preexisting conditions, such an important issue for democrats, pointing out that when republicans had an opportunity, they tried to take them away. they were one vote short of repealing the affordable care act. they're not defend being ting t affordable care act in court, reminding them of pictures of them separating children from their pictures at the border. and then you saw donald trump talking about the accomplishments of the economy, which he ought to be able to do. but then he slips back into the old grievance pattern. instead of talking about what he achieved, good economy, he talks about all the other things he throwing against the wall, sanctions against iran.
we know the entire list we've heard for the last week and a half, birthright citizenship, a new tax cut for the middle class, et cetera,et cetera. then he slips. he invents these things. he starts a little higher because i'm sure they told him to, and then he talks about what he's going to do with iran, what may be happening with china, which may be a good thing. then he slips into that grievance. obama is saying don't be bamboozled by the grievance candidates here. he said to the folks who are out there why are you so mad when you won the last election, the ones who were heckling him, right? so it was a real interesting, interesting study because i think trump understands that he can win with fear. >> and that's what he's hoping he'll be able to use to accomplish to bring home the "w" on tuesday. ladies, i will see all of you in washington next week. for now thank you very much for wrapping all of that up with me.
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fair." m.j. lee is joining me now with what he purportedly said. >> michael cohen is unloading on donald trump in this interview with "vanity fair." it's not pretty. he basically says in the years of working for trump, he heard the president using racist language, including in 2016 when they were having a conversation about one of donald trump's rallies and the audience members being mostly white and trump said this in response, quote, that's because black people are too stupid to vote for me. another example, after nelson mandela's death, michael cohen said that donald trump said to him name one country run by a black person that is not a [ bleep ] hole, name one city. and in late 2000 in chicago michael cohen said they were driving from the airport to the hotel and went through a pretty
rough neighborhood and donald trump said "only the blacks could live like this." michael cohen said the motivation of him speaking out is because he believes voters should be equipped with this knowledge and know about donald trump's real character as we head into the midterms. this follows on some of the other reporting we have done over the last few weeks where we know michael cohen said he changed his party registration from republican back to democrat. he said that he now wants to campaign for democrats and against the president. of course last month we actually caught up with michael cohen, and in that brief interview in manhattan, michael cohen told me he wants everybody to get out and vote against donald trump. he is openly now campaigning against his former boss. there are going to be a lot of people obviously rolling their eyes at this idea that michael cohen can now suddenly be the person telling the truth about the president's character because he was with him for so
long -- >> he stayed with him. >> for so long he was his staunchest defender, said he was the smartest, most talented, brilliant person. so this sudden about face is not going to sit well with anybody. >> consider the character of both men involved. thank you very much for that. >> coming up next, oprah shares her personal inspiration for voting in an emotional speech. she references otis monsignor not allowed to vote and his son has that memory.
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>> i didn't take voting seriously until around my mid 20s. and around my mid 20s, i had the privilege of hearing reverend otis moss jr. who is a preacher. y'all know him? preacher. preacher in cleveland, ohio. and i heard him tell the story of his father. of otis moss senior. who right here in georgia's troop county got up in the morning and put on his only suit and his best tie. and he walked six miles to the voting poll location he was told to go to in le grange. and when he got there, after walking six miles in his good suit and tie, they said, boy, you at the wrong place. you at the wrong place. you need to go over to mountville. so he walked another six miles to mountville. and when he got there, they
said, boy, you at the wrong place. you need to go to the rosemount school. and i picture him walking from dawn to dusk in his suit, his feet tired. getting to the rosemount school, and they said, boy, you too late. the polls are closed. and he never had a chance to vote. by the time the next election came around, he had died. so when i go to the polls and i cast my ballot, i cast it for a man i never knew. i cast it for otis moss senior, who walked 18 miles one day, just for the chance to vote. [ cheers and applause ] and for anybody here who has an ancestor who didn't have the right to vote, and you are choosing not to vote, wherever you are in this state, in this
country, you are dishonoring your family. you are disrespecting and disregarding their legacy. their suffering and their dreams when you don't vote. >> joining me now, the reverend otis moss jr., the man who shared the story about his story that you just heard oprah tell. an honor, sir. welcome. >> thank you. good to be with you. >> your father's story, obviously, has so resonated with oprah winfrey that i know she has shared it on more than one occasion. and i'm just curious what it means to you that she wants people, she wants americans to hear your father's story. >> it is amazing and fulfilling, honoring, and it is an honor and humbling that after 72 years, my
father's struggle, my father's walk is relevant in this very hour and every nation in every state of our nation, in every precinct, in every voting place. what my father experienced 72 years ago, we sought to overcome in the civil rights movement with the voting rights act. but all over the country now, we are facing voter suppression. we must overcome that here and now. >> 72 years ago when your father took that walk, reverend, i understand you were 11 years of age. and i'm wondering, when he came home, did you know something had happened? did you understand the significance of his walking and walking to no avail, and what lesson did you take from that? >> we understood it then and we
understand it now. we were eagerly awaiting his return home, and we were hurt, we were pained. we were saddened that he had not had the chance to cast his vote. but it also built within his children and now his grandchildren and great grandchildren the determination to be a part of the voting rights process. in every election. and i am pleased to say that our children, our father's grandchildren and our great grandchildren, have that legacy, that memory, and all over this nation, even though at this very hour hate is on the ballot throughout the country, we must
keep hope on the ballot. 72 years ago, voter denial was on the ballot. 72 years later, voter suppression and voter oppression is on the ballot. but we must keep hope on the ballot. to quote my friend jesse jackson, we must keep hope alive. so as we move toward election day on tuesday, we must remember what our parents and ancestors have gone through, what they have suffered. and we must be on point, on the case, every day. >> you mentioned the hate. and before i ask you about just the state of america right now, i know you have been a counselor to former presidents jimmy carter, the clintons, obama. you have been the leader of one of cleveland's largest and most powerful churches. you, sir, lived through the civil rights movement. and to see a country today so divided, the rhetoric so heated,
several examples of hate-laced violence last week alone. reverend moss, last question. what is your message to america at this troubled time? >> we must never surrender to hate. we must never surrender to violence. no matter how pervasive, how powerful, we must continue to lift up that which is good, just and right. we must be liberationists. we must be prophets. we must be carriers of hope, even when we have to bear the cross of disrespect and violence and denial. right now people are talking about rescinding the 14th amendment. that language itself is dangerous. and we have a moral responsibility to teach, to
preach and practice that which is good, right and just, here and now. every day. we can win this fight, but it will be a struggle for the rest of our days, and for years to come. but we can make sure that we leave what we touch better than we found it. >> reverend moss, what a message at the end of this week for me and for everyone watching. thank you so much. >> thank you. >> we'll be right back. (avo) life doesn't give you many
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despite a better than expected jobs report out this morning, and really some solid news on wages. hope you all have wonderful weekends. don't move a muscle. you want to watch "the lead." i'm brooke baldwin. thanks for being with me. "the lead" with jake tapper starts right now. you'll never guess who president trump blames for the violence erupting in the u.s. "the lead" starts right now. breaking news. the man who may know more about president trump than anyone else. his former fixer, michael cohen. this afternoon, claiming that president trump used awful racist language on a number of occasions. but can we believe michael cohen with such an axe to grind? president trump with what seemed kind of like a walk-back now denying he ever said troops should shoot migrants at the border if they throw rocks at them. of course, he did say it.