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report watch. president trump reveals he has not yet read mueller's report as democrats prepare legal action to see it now. >> release the mueller report as soon as possible. >> members of the mueller team suggest there's much more to learn from their work. chairman of house silence committee adam schiff in moments. border threats. president trump is pressing pause on his plan to close the southern border, but sending this message to migrants seeking asylum. >> our country is full.
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>> how will his new threat of tariffs affect the u.s. economy. larry kudlow is here to respond. ready to run? as the former vice president inches closer to a 2020 decision, former president obama says he worries about the far left. >> shooting at your allies -- >> could the democratic party be hurting itself? we'll talk to another potential 2020 candidate, senator michael bennett. >> i'm jake tapper in washington where the state of our union is feeling whiplash. president trump trying his best to move on after the conclusion of the mueller investigation, advancing and then retreating on two major policy initiatives, health care and the border. lashing out at democrats in a speech saturday at the republican jewish coalition. >> the democrats have even
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allowed the terrible scourge of anti-semitism to take root in their country. >> the attorney general is expected to release the mueller report as soon as this week. president trump still seems to be feeling the pressure saying in a series of tweets saturday, the democrats, no matter what we give them, will never be satisfied. it's true they're not satisfied. house democrats launching two battles this could go all the way to the supreme court. formally requesting to see six years' worth of president trump's tax returns. joining me, chairman of the house intelligence committee, democrat congressman adam schiff of california. mr. chairman, thanks for joining us. you just heard what president trump said yesterday about your party, the democrats at the republican jewish coalition in vegas. you're one of the highest ranking jewish members of
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congress. what's your response? >> i had to even dignify those response. it's not just the democratic party that believes there's good people on both sides of a nazi rally. there's only one party and that's president trump. the lack of character and values that are certainly inconsistent with jewish values i think are only consolidating report in the jewish community and i think the president needs to look inward when it comes to the rise of anti-semitism in the country and his own action and his own words and how that may fuel some of the rise in hate that we see, not just in the form of anti-semitism, but the rise in active hate of all kinds. >> congressmen, are you concerned at all about some of the rhetoric that has been expressed by democratic members of congress and their support for the bds movement to boycott israel? does this not concern you at all? >> i certain lu don't support
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the bds movement. yes, there are isolated comments by members of our caucus that i've strongly condemned as being anti-semitic. it's one thing when you have a few members making comments and another thing when the president makes comments. i'm very proud of our leadership. we will continue to speak out and take action to combat this scourge. i don't think the president is helping by trying to divide us. you made it clear congress should get the mueller report with no redactions. tell us where you stand on what kinds of redactions, if any, are acceptable in the public version of the mueller report. >> look, if there are classified portions of the report, classified annex, for example, that may need to be close hold depending on whether that reveals sources and methods. there may even be some parts of that that can be declassified in the public interest. if you look at the mueller
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indictments, those dealing with the russians, that went into granular detail that would have been previously classified information about what the budget was for that social media farm, about private emails about that social media farm and their family. all that information at one point was classified. the decision must have been made that the public interest outweighs that. i think a similar analysis should be undertaken here. >> you've been clear -- you've been criticized a great deal for saying you still see, quote, evidence of collusion even though according to attorney general barr, the mueller report says, quote, the investigation did not establish that members of the trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the russian government in it's lex interference activities, unquote. are you saying that mueller got it wrong? >> no. what i said on your show and others for over a year now, yes, there's ample evidence of collusion in plain sight.
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that's not proof of a conspiracy beyond a reasonable doubt. i would defer to bob mueller's judgment and i do. i think what we're talking about here is the difference between conduct that rises to the level of criminality and conduct that is unethical, corrupt but may not be criminal. i think you saw in mr. mull vane any last week and now nunes and mccarthy, ethics that if there's no crime, there's no foul. i think if we get to that point in this country, we're in a desperate situation. >> you say you think what they did was immoral, unethical and corrupt even if not enough for criminal charges. mulvaney did tell me on the show last week that ethical judgments are ultimately not your job. take a listen. >> that's not the job of the house intelligence committee, not the job of the house judiciary committee, of the house oversight committee.
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importantly, members of congress, even if they're chairman of the house intelligence committee don't get to substitute their judgment for the voters. >> what's your response, sir? >> well, that is certainly the president's attitude, it's not the job of congress to do oversight, period. indeed under the gop congress, they did no oversight. but it's our responsibility to root out fraud, corruption, waste, abuse, whether it rises to the level of criminality or not. if mr. mulvaney's standard is that congress can't look unless there's proof of crime, then congress would do no oversight. that's not how congress should or has acted. we need to ferret out any malfeasance or abuse. whether that rises to something the justice department can prosecutor not. >> how do you respond to the suggestion made by every republican on your committee, they've called for you to step down, that you going out there before this report came out and
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saying there's evidence of collusion and then mueller comes out and says we don't find any evidence of conspiracy or even coordinati coordination, what you're saying is irresponsible. you're muddying the waters. maybe democrats got their hopes up. >> look, i think there is a different standard between republicans and the democrats. the republicans seem to think as long as you can't prove it's a crime, all is fair in love and war, that it's all okay, what the trump administration, what the trump campaign does. i don't feel that way. i don't think most americans feel that way. jake, what i've been saying all along is the evidence i'm concerned about is in plain sight. i've used those words probably 100 times. if the president called on the russians to hack hillary's emails or don jr. said he'd love to get the russian's help.
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if republicans think it's fine because it doesn't amount to the crime of conspiracy, then we're going to part company. i'm not going to stop making the point that we should hold our elected officials to a higher standard. >> you have no regrets of anything you've said in the last couple years. >> i don't regret calling out this president for deeply unethical and improper conduct. not a bit. i think the moment we start to think that we should back away from exposing this kind of malfeasance and corruption is a dangerous point. jake, you've asked the question many times, is there risk of doing too much oversight. there is a risk when you have an immoral president, a president lacking in basic character who violates the norms of office, an even greater risk of doing too little oversight. i make no apologies for that. i'll continue holding this administration accountable. >> i don't think that's exactly i phrased that question, but i take your point.
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fellow democratic chairman richard neil formally requested president trump's tax returns, writing his committee is drafting legislation about how to audit a president. others write, quote, if chairman neil wants to review how the irs audits presidents, why is he seeking information covering the four years before president trump took office, unquote. why do democrats need his tax returns from four years before he took office? >> first, the president marvelled chairman neil wasn't seeking ten years. i'll leave that to chairman neil on what year. i think it goes to the fact that the president appoints the head of the irs or the lawyer of the irs. the irs is supposed to conduct an examination of the president's returns. this is a president who has resisted any oversight or inquiry into his affairs. i think the chairman of ways an
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means has every right to determine is the irs following policies and protocols. i'll also say this, jake, there's no legal ground for them here. the statute says the irs shall provide these returns to the congress upon request. when the republicans asked similarly for returns when they were running that committee including the returns of the obama for america organization, he gave no explanation for how many years or what organizations. he asked, the irs says you can have them because we shall provide them. i think that's how it will end up here, too. >> adam schiff of california, thanks for your time. president trump got good economic news this week. a new controversy, president's top economic adviser larry kudlow is here to discuss next. . morning breath? garlic breath? stinky breath? there's a therabreath for you.
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this news comes as president trump is criticizing the leadership of the federal reserve bank and facing bipartisan controversy over two picks to join the alleged boards, over each man's ethical overlaps. joining me, larry kudlow. glad your health has rebounded. >> thank you, jake. >> the jobs report wasn't all rosy. the manufacturing sector lost around 6,000 jobs after slowing down in february. the president made bringing back manufacturing jobs a key part of his message. the trade wars and tariffs are negatively impacting american manufacturing. is the president hurting manufacturing jobs? >> no, i don't think he is. i think lower tax rates, roll back regulation, opening up energy, i think trade reform -- particularly, jake, the u.s.nca
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deal, i think we've done well. the numbers that came out friday with revisions, 211,000, that's a very strong number. good wage increases, we're still over 3%. productivity is rising by nearly 2%. again, i come back to the president's basic policies to rebuild the economy, lower tax rates, big rollback in regulation, opening up the energy sector. >> they're plateauing in manufacturing. i understand you have hopes for the new nafta, but what about the fact that february and march were disappointing? >> the winter stuff is always hard, seasonal adjustment is difficult. we had a government shutdown. the ism purchasing managers are showing great strength in manufacturing and services, will probably score 2% plus in the first quarter. that's always the weekend quarter of the year because the commerce department didn't
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revise it. seasonal adjustments, looking at 3% as a whole. last year when we got 3%, it started out the same way. almost the same pattern. we're quite optimistic about that. >> the president has been going after the federal reserve, repeatedly calling for them to lower interest rates, saying the economy would be stronger if it weren't for them. two of the president's picks to serve on the fed board of governors, herman cain and steven moore, both supporters of the president. quote, in our view the selections could raise questions about the independence of the federal reserve and could be perceived as an attempted plitization of monetary policy. the experience of each candidate does not seem to be the main reason the trump administration is considering their nominations. what's your response? >> with respect to barclays, i don't agree. first of all, they're both very
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smart people. let's take herman cain, besides being a very successful entrepreneurial businessman, he was a board member of the kansas city federal reserve and actually was the chairman of the board of the kansas city federal reserve. his time there spans i think about a decade. he's intimately acquainted with federal reserve operations and policy issues. so i think these criticisms are very unfair. >> let's talk about herman cain because he has interesting economic views at the very least. he believes the u.s. should return to the gold standard. famously advocated for the 9-9-9 plan which included a national 9% sales tax. >> pretty close to being a supply cider, lower tax rates, more economic growth, kind of our program. >> you said on friday the president is entitled to fed board picks as a way of expressing his philosophy. does the president green with the gold standard and the national sales tax? >> herman has not come out only for the gold standard.
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let me make a couple of quick points here because i think there's misinterpretation. number one, the dollar should be sound, inflation should be nil. here is the key point. we believe that strong economic growth does not cause inflation. we believe -- i've spent a career on this -- more people working and succeeding does not cause inflation. unfortunately many of the economic models used by the fastball and elsewhere, and i'm not here to pick on the fed's independence. they have a model called the phillips curve which says the lower the unemployment rate, the higher the inflation rate. that model has been disproven for decades. key fed people, spokes people in the fed themselves including jay powell says that model doesn't work. this is so important.
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president trump has every right to put people on the federal reserve board with a different point of view. you don't have to rush pell mel into tightened policy and raising rates just because the economy is growing. that's president trump's key point. what did he say the other day? he said, you know, if we had lower rates, the economy could take off like a rocketship by which he means 4%, 4.5%. i happen to think that's a terrific point. he's a successful investor, successful businessman. he wants people on the fed who share his philosophy. this is not a political issue. it's an issue on how do you see the world. >> he's entitled to pick his people. the question is are these the best two people he could pick? you know you'll face questions about this. herman cain dropped out of the 2012 race because of numerous
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sexual harassment allegations. he denies them all. i want you to take a listen to one of the accuser. >> he put his hand on my leg, under my skirt and reached for my genitals. he also grabbed my head and pulled it towards his crotch. i said, what are you doing? you know i have a boyfriend. mr. cain said, you want a job, right? >> at least four women with claims like this. cain denies they're true. doesn't this trouble you? >> we are going through a vetting process in the white house. i'm sure the senate banking committee will do likewise. there's big disputes here. mr. cain disagrees with this point of view. i'm not going to litigate that here. >> it's four women, not just one. >> lord knows, in this town, i come here to work in the white house every 35 years. it's very toxic here. more than i've ever seen. >> larry, nobody has made
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allegations like this about you or me. >> that's true. we're on the road to heaven. no question about it. >> you know what i'm saying. >> we've seen -- whether it's supreme court justices or many other things, we've seen a lot of charges here. they don't necessarily pan out. again, let me make this generic point on behalf of the president and mr. cain and mr. moore, a 3.8% unemployment rate is fabulous, an economy that's growing at better than 3%, could do better even with tax cuts and deregulation. we worry that the central bank is not taking account of a weak world economy, some financial tightening in the marketplace, and here is the key point, there is no inflation. so look, i'm not here to buck that independence. i started my career at the new york fed many years ago. i get along well with the fed officials. i'm saying we have two open seats on the board. the president has every right in
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the world to nominate people who share his economic philosophy. that is more people working is a good thing, not a bad thing. >> you didn't answer the question necessarily about those allegations troubling you or not. let me ask you about steven moore. he was a contributor here at cnn, clearly qualified to talk about the economy on cable television. >> thank you. you're the first guy to talk to that. you're so even handed. >> take a listen to what he said about his qualifications to serve on the fed board. >> i'm kind of new to this game, frankly. i'm going to be on a steep learning curve myself about how the fed operates, how the federal reserve makes its decisions. >> he's going to be on a steve learning curve about how the fed operates and how the federal reserve makes its decisions? this is one of the most qualified candidates in the country? >> yes, he's a smart guy, a very smart guy. nothing wrong with a little modesty, a little humility. pretty much every job i've had,
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you have to learn. we're both broadcasters. i had to learn it. maybe you were born into it. i think steven is very humble. the president stands behind both of those gentlemen right now. again, we want to grow the economy to its maximum. let me clarify, we're not interfering with fed independence. >> i got it. we're running out of time. i want to ask you about the u.s. mci. he said he'll include putting tariffs on cars from mexico. the deal has already been signed. the president had a press conference introducing it. is the president going to renegotiate usmca so he can put tariffs on cars. >> i don't reckon so. he's making a strong statement. he wants the mexican government
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to work with us on the border where now 100,000 people are crossing illegally. >> won't this threat undermine the trade deal he's so proud of? >> i don't think so. what he's saying is mexicans are helping us. they're taking additional steps to guard their southern border. that's terrific. second of all, umca is a terrific pro-growth deal. i want to get that in there because we're hoping it will pass congress very soon. regarding the threat of tariffs, the president believes that the border issue, the border security, the wall, the breakdown in immigration are very important issues including the drug trafficking. so he is saying, if need be, he may have to take emergency steps to deal with that. he's not about to do it. he's pulled back a wee bit. he's just issuing a warning. if you know this president as i do, you better listen to him. i think over the fullness of time, we will be able to work out border security reform and
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the wall and immigration reform without interfering with the usmca trade deal which is a terrific deal for the united states and its workforce. >> you're going to need democrats to vote for it and we'll hopefully have you back to talk about that. larry kudlow, thank you very much for your time. former president obama is warning about the far left of his party saying rigidity can lead to a circular firing squad. we'll talk to potential 2020 contender senator michael bennett of colorado next. stay with us. gator xuv835, because when others take rain checks... we take the wheel. run with us. search "john deere gator" for more. run with us. at a comfort inn with a glow taround them, so people watching will be like, "wow, maybe i'll glow too if i book direct at choicehotels.com." who glows? just say, badda book. badda boom.
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the first primary state, senator michael bennett of colorado. senator, thanks for joining us. you just revealed you've been diagnosed with prostate cancer this week. we've been thinking about you. how are you feeling? >> i'm feeling great, jake. thanks a lot for having me on the show. that's one point i have to make, i don't have any symptoms. i feel as good this week as i did last week and the week before that. there was no way i would know i had prostate cancer if i hadn't had the screening. my advice for everyone is to go get koreaned. >> when are you hoping you'll be able to announce your run? >> well, as soon as i can. i've got to go through a procedure at the beginning of the upcoming recess, that starts later this week. then a couple weeks of recovery. i'd like to get on with this. i'm looking forward to running in 2020. this obviously was unexpected, but we caught it early. it's something that i think
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we're going to be able to treat and i don't think it should keep me off the trail. >> let's talk about some issues, specifically health care. you have gone after medicare for all which a lot of democrats running for president are embracing. you've said medicare for all is a move that would take away private health insurance from millions of americans who like that health insurance. you've proposed what you've called a more practical alternative. is that what democratic voters want right now, moderation and practicality? or do they want bold, audacious, progressive policies? >> they may want both depending on who you're talking to. i think about it in terms of what colorado families want. what colorado families want is maximal choice for themselves and their families. they want to have a robust strong public option because not all of them want to be subject to private insurance. there are many counties in my state where there's only one insurance company or sometimes
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zero insurance companies so there's no competition. if you sat in a neighborhood in some of the most progressive areas in my state and said, look, here are objectives, we want to cover everybody in america, we want universal health care for everybody, we want to reduce the cost for families and, frankly, for america because we're spending a ridiculous amount of health care even though we don't cover everybody, and we want to keep quality high. we say, okay, our first plan to do that is take insurance away from 180 million people who get it from their employer, 80% of whom like it. people around the table in that conversation would say do you have any other plan? they know their friends an neighbors aren't going to give up insurance they like. that's why i developed medicare x with tim kaine because i think it does include what we should have passed as part of the affordable care act. i think it will wear well on the primary campaign for the democratic nomination. it's going to be the obvious
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place for us to go as we continue to work toward universal coverage in the united states of america. >> it does seem, however, your party has moved significantly to the left on policy issues especially the presidential candidates. former president barack obama spoke at a town hall in berlin, germany, yesterday. he said he was worried about, quote, rigidity among progressive democrats. take a listen. >> then we start sometimes creating what's called a circular firing squad where you start shooting at your ally because one of them is straying from purity on the issues. >> do you agree? >> to me purity on the issues in this case is covering every single american with high-quality health care. that should be the purity test. that's what the democrats are for. the republicans are for, for reasons i don't understand,
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taking away mcfrom tens of millions of americans. that's what donald trump has been for. so to me that's the relevant dividing line. if somebody can come up with a better plan than my planned it solves issue of universal health care, soflts the issue so we can spend more investing on the next generation and americans and it creates quality in our health care system, not only would i be for that plan, i would give that person the nobel prize if i could do it. i think it's the question of where you see the dividing line. i see it between a bunch of people of good will that want to make sure america is not the only country in the world where people go bankrupt because they don't have health insurance and a party led by a president who has over and over again done every single thing he can do to take insurance away in people with a pre-existing condition and take it away from tens of millions of americans. sometimes people doesn't believe that's what he's done. it is what he's done.
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jake -- >> go ahead. >> it's your show. i'll stop. >> we only have a little bit of time. i want to get to a couple more issues. >> go ahead. >> another issue dividing the democratic party. vice president biden has been under scrutiny after a half dozen or so allegations that he touched women inappropriately, not violently, but getting in their space. he seemed to joke about it at an event on friday. take a listen. >> i just want you to know. i had permission to hug lonnie. >> by the way, he gave me permission to touch him. biden said afterward it wasn't his intention to make light of anyone's discomfort. do you have issue of him making jokes about this? and more importantly, do you see these allegations as disqualifying. >> i don't think anyone should make jokes about it. this is an important time in our country's history when women are coming forward and able to say when they've been made to feel
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uncomfortable. people's voices should be heard on that. on the question of whether it's disqualifying or not, that's up for the voters in the democratic primary in a general election to decide. i do think people shouldn't make jokes or make light of it. >> senator bennet, we'd love to have you back on the show, especially on your past success with charter schools. >> thanks for having me, jake. what kind of mistakes should be forgiven in a democratic presidential candidate? we'll talk about the cultural shifts playing out in the democratic party. stay with us. -it's all about the big picture. with miguel, our certified financial planner™ professional, we looked at business insurance, our mortgage, even our plans to adopt. -it's not about this fund or that fund -- it's about us. -welcome to our complete freedom plan. -it's all possible with a cfp professional.
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i'm sorry i didn't understand. i'm not sorry for any of my intentions. i'm not sorry for anything that i've ever done. >> i think i'm a very good
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messenger. people got a kick out of it. he's going through a situation. let's see what happens. people got a kick -- got to sort of smile a little bit, right? >> that was former vice president joe biden followed by president donald trump addressing the allegations that biden has been making women feel uncomfortable. is this a possible 2020 messaging preview. congressman lowman, let me start with you, a freshman congressman from the irvine area. let me ask you, you heard senator michael bennet say he didn't think it was appropriate for vice president to be joking about this. i said it a little more starkly than he did. that's his basic messagement what's your take on this? does this trouble you? >> we think it's notable that the vice president hasn't apologized. for someone to say this is some kind of apology tour, it's not.
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he has said he's not sorry. he needs to acknowledge that these women felt violated, felt he touched them inappropriately, made them uncomfortable. i think we need to hear the words "i'm sorry for how i made you feel" going forward. >> simone? >> i think from -- none of the underlying information, but what i do think he needs to continuously make clear is he is hearing people and he understands. if you go out on a stage and joke about something that many people noted was very serious to them and you came out and did a video that said you heard them and you agreed, that does not make people feel as though you actually understand. so i think that he struck the right tone when he came out after that ibew event, he came right to the cameras as he should have and made clear he did not mean to make light of anything. i think this is going she's
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going to have to continue to address if he gets on the campaign trail among other things. now this is the thing people are talking about because he has not announced. >> is president trump the right messenger on this issue? >> of course not, but that's not -- that doesn't stop trump from making the argument. he's the chaos candidate. his aides have been candid on the fact that they plan to metal in the primary. there's been a lot of scrutiny on joe biden. i am interested to see the front-runner in the race be vetted, and that is bernie sanders. he's getting a free pass right now. it sort of amazing to me. he's not putting his tax returns out, and he is a socialist that is the front-runner of the party. >> democratic socialist. there's a difference. >> we can parse words here. people have to rap around the fact he's got the money, the polling, he's got the campaign. he's a durable candidate that
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can go the distance. he's going to do well in the early states. rather than keep going over this path, over candidates that have not declared like joe biden, i think trump and his allies should be focusing a little more on the bigger threat. >> what do you make of trump as the messenger given the allegations against him. >> if you listen to what biden said and trump said, they sound the same and look the same. they're two old white men who clearly, with respect to the democratic party and the base democratic party, are tone deaf. bernie sanders, remarkly on this issue, is a little tone deaf, just he seems to ignore it, avoid; duck under the radar. i think that's going to be problems for both biden and sanders, the fact that they are from a different era. as much as they try to sound like they get it, they don't. it's clear to those who have an ear for this that they don't get it. i think ultimately it's going to be a problem. >> let me say something, jake.
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i think people forget in the horse race, the fanfare of it all, people say this is a delegate game. the democratic presidential primary is about delegates, who can amass the delegates and how do you think you can win? i don't care what the polls say, what is their delicate path? i think something to keep in perspective as we go into the presidential primary season because this is about delegates. proportional representation means lots of people can be competitive. >> congressman porter, president obama seemed to criticize the democratic party, having a purity test and hurting fellow democrats. take a listen. >> we start sometimes creating what's called a circular firing squad where you start shooting at your allies because one of them is straying from purity on
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the issues. >> congresswoman, do you agree with the former president? is this a problem among democrats? >> i don't think we should be afraid of ideas and new ideas. if we're going to energize the electorate, particularly millennial voters, we shouldn't be shutting down ideas. i think to the extent it's been rigidi rigidity, it's rigidity around the establishment. i'm part of a huge freshman class bringing a lot of new voices and ideas. there's resistance to that from the establishment. i think we should not be afraid of having a dialogue and being afraid of people disagreeing with each other in the democratic party. it's only when it turns personal, to name calling, dragging down other candidates that i think it becomes a problem. right now i don't think the congress has done that by and large. >> you come from the same per spec speculative in that you worked for ted cruz, a tea party republican, also accused of imposing ideological purity tests and would probably give a
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similar answer. i know the policies are different, but a similar answer about we're just trying to debate ideas? >> going back to the 2016 race, when you have 20-some candidates running for president, that's a big circle to fire at each other. i think the biggest issue where democrats will tear each other up going forward is probably on health care. that fight is going to be brutal. you can see a lot of the operatives starting to worry about that, what to do with medicare for all. they're trying to get everybody in the tent. they're going to rip each other up. >> yes, sir. >> remember barack obama was the candidate in 2008 who was doing just what he's accusing the other folks of doing. he was the anti-war candidate, he was for more progressive policies. it's interesting that gnaw obama is protecting the establishment, if you will, trying to center the democratic party more when he was the one driving it to the left in 2008. pretty much tells you how far the democratic party has gone in that period of time. >> don't forget he actually as a
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state senator challenged bobby rush when he ran for congress in 2000. i want to talk briefly about the week of walkbacks from president trump. from health care to immigration he would put out a stark proposal only under fire from republicans and his own administration walk it back. especially health care. nick mull vane any moments ago after trump said >> i think folks forget he was a congressman from south carolina for a long time that ran on repeal and replace many times to get reelected to congress and that's something he championed since he's been at the white house. the problem is the republicans don't have a plan. they were in charge for a very long time to repeal and replace and when the rubber met the road, they didn't have a plan. it's dangerous to say they will run on health care when democrats ran on health care in 2018 and we would love nothing more than to make it about health care.
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>> you have people that want to do something on health care and people like mitch mcconnell that say that's bad politics. let the system break. the democrats will own it and we'll win. that's a miscalculation because if you do that you get medicare for all. >> congresswoman? >> part of the issue is this idea that nick mulvaney will decide what health care is about. they want to talk about health care and have that debate versus a public option versus improving the affordable care act. i don't think the american public has figured it out but significant n signalled strongly. >> i agree with both comments, number one, republicans have a fight whether to make this an issue or not and number two, the american public wants to talk about health care. i side with we better talk about health care or we'll get our hat handed to us like we did in 2018
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>> i think that was a fluke. >> it's not difficult to imagine the president's tantalizing spies from around the world. >> of course, the place to get the president's eye is on links. >> there must be something really rotten we can do today. >> i actually said i was the best golfer of all the rich people. >> national security experts have been saying that the president's security situation at his private clubs leaves something to be desired. >> i'm sitting there tweeting. bing, bing, bing. >> if he stops tweeting and puts his down phone, might someone try to steal it? this controversy might miss the point. after all, this president invited russian officials into the oval office where he reportedly shared classified information. so what's the worst that could happen at mar-a-lago. >> it's much worse than you think. >> president trump says the u.s. is quote full so what should happen to migrants seeking asylum? that's next. biopharmaceutical researchers.
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