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voices are so funny but they are. thanks for joining us, everybody. "a.c. 360" starts right now. good evening. when we left you last night, president trump had just cancelled a trip to denmark, a key nato ally calling the idea absurd, which made our very stable genius call her nasty and then cancel the official trip. so don't worry america alienating allies is part of the plan. the denmark disk today in which the president accused jewish americans of being ignore raing disloyal. calli calli calling jews is a trope and put them in ghettos or expel them or exterminate them. the president repeated the claim specifying american jews would be disloyal to jews and the
state of israel. the theme from this president continues. ivanka trump must be very proud of her dad tonight and probably just watch for an ivanka leak in the coming days how she tried to talk her father to change the language. it's a classic ivanka move. the president executed a move rarely seen in modern day politics, he denied something he confirmed yesterday which was then denying what the white house was denying that day like a flip-flop flip. it's a move rarely seen because it might make voters think the person doing it is either a, unstable, b, not a genius or c, truly has no idea what they are saying at any given moment or d, all of the above. the president was asked for a second straight day about the white house looking at the possibility of cutting payroll taxes, which was first reported by t"the washington post." here is what he said today and unless you're simone biles, prepare yourself for your very first back flip. >> i mean, i'm looking at a tax
cult n cut now, we don't need it. we have a strong economy. a payroll tax cut, president obama did that to artificially jack up the economy. president obama had zero interest rates. i don't have zero interest. i have real interest rates and despite that i have a strong economy. >> so he's not looking at a tax cut, no payroll tax, no nothing. now it's possible that in that moment he believes what he's saying that he understands the words and they reflect his believes but then the question is did he believe what he said yesterday? did he understand what he said then because it's the opposite of what he said today. >> payroll taxes, something that we think about and a lot of people would like to see that and that very much affects the workers of our country. so we're talking about indexing and we're always looking at the capital gain stacks, payroll tax. >> but today, not considering any tax cut. yesterday afternoon, considering all kinds of tax cuts and that was news yesterday because it
was the opposite of the white house had been saying when "the washington post" broke the story they were looking at a payroll tax cut. so this is just the latest example of how difficult it is to give credence to the words that come out of the president's mouth or the white house press office for that matter. at any given moment, those words can lose meaning because they suddenly say something that was the exact opposite of what they just said and this is someplace really we've never been before. look, presidents have shaded the truth before, they have lied on occasion and held back information, sometimes for good reasons, sometimes not. they have changed positions, sometimes drastically. that's not what is happening now these are just complete and total changes in positions from one day to the next, not based on any actual change of thought, it's just different words. our friend and colleague maggie haberman observed this president will say what he needs to say to get through ten increments of time and hard to say she was
wrong. whether it's about a little thing like the health and future of the u.s. economy or gun legislation after two mass shootings, 12 days ago after el paso and dayton, the president would stand up to the nra and position that imposing tougher background checks for gun buyers would be the first step on a slippery slope, that's a common nra talking point. the president said he did not buy the slippery slope argument from the nra. >> you know, it's a slippery slope. they think you approve one thing and that leads to a lot of bad things. i don't agree with that. i think we can do meaningful, very meaningful background checks. i want to see it happen. >> that's august 9th. a regular person would think okay, he means those words, those are strong words. they seem powerful. one of his favorite words come out of the president's mouth, it must have meaning. he doesn't believe slippery slope. he wants to do something meaningful. yesterday he said we have very strong background checks now,
very, very strong and also then reversed himself on that whole slippery slope thing. >> the people that a lot of the people that put me where i am are strong believers in the second amendment, and i am, also. we have to be very careful about that. they call it the slippery slope and all of a sudden, everything gets taken away. we're not going to let that happen. >> okay. so yesterday he -- he does believe in the slippery slope all of a sudden and believes we have strong background checks and yesterday, here is what he said today. >> strong appetite for background checks. >> i have an appetite for background checks. we'll be doing background checks. we're working with democrats. we're working with republicans. we already have very strong break grou background checks but we'll be filling in loopholes at the
border. >> okay. having said the word border, he then said wait to talk about the mexican border because of course, so in him talking about background checks there, was he talking about people coming over the border? he even talking about guns at all? we don't know. it's all just words. there is no actual meaning often when the president talks and that's really alarming. i mean, remember when republicans on capitol hill said they wouldn't pay attention to the president's tweets? the question is should anyone pay attention to the president's words? we know from the mueller report how often people around the president in the white house simply ignore what he says. they hope he forgets or moves on. and maybe that's how they sleep at night but we can't ignore the president of the united states even if his words mean nothing. he is signing laws and making decisions that impact all our lives, our futures. it may seem funny at times but it's not. this is pathetic. let's get perspective from tom freeman, "thank you for being
late and optimist" guide. i spoke to tom earlier this evening. tom, the degree to which this president, i don't even know if flip-flop is the right thing, that implies you held the position exchanged your position, just says stuff which is completely at odds and reverses positions on things he's already reversed and just says stuff that comes into his head. i mean, why should anyone believe really anything that first comes out of the president's mouth or for that matter, the white house because everything they deny often then is revealed to be true or the president admits it shortly after. >> yeah, we've just been through a really crazy few days or ten days. i mean, we heard the president by tweet impose $300 billion of trade with china against all the advice of his advisors then reverse it when they discover
that gosh, that would hit american shoppers on christmas. we had him offered to buy or request to buy greenland, why? i'm not really sure. when the danish prime minister, which has ultimate sovereignty over greenland push back at the idea is absurd, he cancelled a trip to denmark. >> and calls her nasty, which is his famous, you know, favorite adjective for women. >> his go-to one. for men it's weak. today he spent the day talking about barack obama who hasn't been president for three years. he suggested american jews who really don't want to see israel become a by natinational state being disloyal to israel, evoking some really ugly antis-semitic tropes. this is behavior if this man was the ceo of any fortune 500
company, he would have been removed a long time ago. >> that is really true. had -- if he was running a company, he would be -- i mean, the board would meet. shareholders would be revolting and this person would be out. i mean, there comes a time when it's just, it's not even funny. i mean, you know, there are times -- it's easy to dismiss and suggest it's crazy. it's disturbing. this is the president of the united states. >> for the first time, anderson, i had the thought today that donald trump may lose not because more people turn out to be democrats and republicans. he may lose because the country is just exhausted of this non-sense. i find myself really exhausted of it just as a citizen, not as a columnist, a news person, you can't find a quiet comfortable moment with this guy.
you're being constantly assaulted whether it's around your identity. my case an american jew or around your 401 k, you talk to people on wall street. they are having a really difficult time investing because with one tweet, everything, the whole direction of the market can go 180 degrees opposite and so i think people are getting exhausted of this. it's not funny. he's playing around here with china. suddenly we're going to tear 300 billion more goods and not going to do it. we're going to do something and not do it. there is one thing you know about every one of these decisions, i am absolutely convinced, anderson, that was that there was not a meeting of commerce, the state department, the pending, let's think this through and plan this out and stress test it. this came out of the impulse and tweets of the president of the united states. and that's not a way to run a great country. >> also, you talk about him playing with big things.
he's playing with very dark and deep and dangerous things internally in the united states. i mean, you know, obviously racist tropes, antis-semitic tropes, you know, dog whistles, you mentioned the thing he said about american jews. yesterday it was they are either ignore rant or disloyal. he didn't say to whom. could have been the country, could have been and again, you know, that raises all sorts of antis-semitic tropes and i want to play what he said today essentially doubling down on it or maybe trying to fill in, you know, who they would be disloyal to. let's listen. >> in my opinion, you vote for a democrat, you're being very disloyal to jewish people and you're being very disloyal to israel and only weak people would say anything other than that. >> okay. so now it's disloyal to jews and to the state of israel. for him, the state of israel is
simply netanyahu leads, he makes -- israel is a complex place with people with lots of different ideas and political ideas and religious ideas for him it's just all about netanyahu. >> we're in a place on israel now anderson, we've never been before. we have had american administrations since i've been in washington that have been more proisrael or less proisrael. we have never had an american administration that's been prosettler. that's what we have. we have an american ambassador, wonderful preparation for that job who basically is prosettler who is basically winked at annexation of the west bank for israel. we've never had that before. so what is missng winmissing? why is that important. the great roll america played in the middle east all these years is the reality principle, to
draw red lines for israelis or arabs. all of the governments are combinations of extremists and rational people and what every israeli prim minue minister nee was when their crazies bring up something crazy in their cabinet like the west bank or murdering a saudi journalist named ja mal khashoggi, the leader says i want to do that crazy think you're suggesting, but the american president broke my arm. we're not playing that role. >> you wrote in your column last week, this was before the president made these comments about disloyalty. you said if you're an american jew and planning on voting for donald trump because you think he's proisrael, you're a damn fool. can you explain what you mean there? >> sure. >> you wrote a column how basically there is no peace plan, jared kushner said he's
the one that would be doing this, we've seen nothing of it and none of the other players are truly coming up with anything, either. >> look, if you're an american jew of my generation, what is it you want to see? you want to see an israel that is jewish, that has a jewish majority and is democratic and located in the historic homeland. the fact is, though, you can only get two out of three. israel can be jewish and democratic but can't be in the west bank. it can't be in its full biblical historic homeland. it can be democratic and in the west bank but then it won't be jewish because they will be an arab mamajority. you have to choose. what i've been trying to say is to be proisrael today is not to be slavishly supportive of the netanyahu government which is today the most right-wing government israel ever had, which is basically, by design or
default creating a situation while israel will have a very significant arab minority that will have to awill you llow to not allow to vote that will take it down the road of south african aparadied. those of us who live and care about israel's future as a jewish democracy and believe that palestinians are entitled if they can get their act together to a state of their own, as well, that to me is the proisrael position. i didn't sign up to support a by national state that will have to suppress a minority and be on the world stage. is that proisrael? that's where we're going. trump is a blood sucker on this issue, anderson. he is actually out to exploit this issue to raise money from them and win jewish votes in florida by presenting himself as the ultimate defender of israel and democrats because they
actually are worried about israel's jewish democratic character, democrats as being enemies of israel. this is all about 2020 election. he hasn't thought this through at all. this man has no idea of what it means to be proisrael if you want an israel that is jewish and democratic, which is what founders wanted, not a by national state and suppressing a minority of arabs that may one day be a majority. that to me is not proisrael. that's a fraud. >> there was something else that the president said today basically a threat and adding much attention but basically threatened or did threaten to release thousands of isis fighters into europe into france, into germany, which is where he says they came from basically as punishment to them for not doing what he thinks they should be doing in terms of doing more for nato and paying attention in afghanistan. do you think he also basically claimed credit for personally
destroying the caliphate? he said he's the one who ended it. i'm not sure troops in the field see it that way. do you think the president realizes or i mean, well, i know he doesn't think before he is saying it but do you think he cares the implications of what he is saying? like when he talked about wiping afghanistan off the map, that's -- he can easily do that. does anyone care about that? >> later park land survivor on the president and the plan he has for reducing violence and saving lives. ♪
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as much attention but basically threaten or did threaten to release thousands of isis fighters into europe, into france, into germany, which is where he says they came from basically as punishment to them for not doing what he thinks they should be doing in terms of doing more in terms for nato and paying attention in afghanistan. do you think he claimed credit for personally destroying the calipha caliphate? he said he's the one who ended it not sure the troops in the field see it that way. do you think the presidencys i -- i know he doesn't think before he says it but do you think he cares about the implications? he talked about wiping afghanistan off the map. he could easily do that. does anyone in the white house care about this stuff, about -- >> the world we live in today anderson is a world that was
created by american power and those should be updated and retooled. the world is stable today, okay? it's built on this alliance of the united states of america and united states of europe, which is the other great free market and free people. and the fact is we're the two others. the idea we have an american president who thinks it's in our interest to break up the european union to somehow strike better trade deals with them is flatout nuts. the european union is the other great center of free markets and free people and trump treats it like it's some store in a trump tower that isn't paying enough rent. so he has no idea of why the world is the way it is.
and that's not to give the europeans a pass on every single thing but they are our wing man in the world. and world that is not built around the kind of alliances we had before, baby, you will miss it when it's gone. >> do you think -- is there any chance of republicans, anthony scaramucci says these republicans will come forward. you've seen no sign of republicans leaving congress, not going to run again. you know, under obama republicans were screaming about the deficit, about deficit, the whole tea party was about deficits. no one seems to care about that at all and the deficits have exploded and certainly this president doesn't care about that. >> you know, look, the party is clearly a culltive personality. what is more conservative than to say running up a debt this
high and then beating on the fed to lower interest rates is kind of like burning all your furniture to heat the house and one day you'll run out of furniture. it's as if trump wants to absolutely approximately out every stop, burn every piece of furniture to make sure the economy mae is heis heated enou reelection and not only again these financial issues but jewish issues, trade issues. he'll say and do anything. i don't know if he's reading polls and going the wrong way but i don't think you have to be a cnn anchorman or "new york times" columnist to watch the president's behavior in the last 30 days and say something really unhinged is going on. that's deeply troubling. >> tom friedman, always good to talk to you. gun control proposals and a discussion about the president's many broken promises on break ground checks. every day, visionaries are creating the future.
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again on gun legislation. we played what the president said shortly after the shootings in el paso and dayton not buying into the position, this would put the country on a slippery slope. so just to refresh your memory, here is what he said back then. >> you know, it's a slippery slope. they think you approve one thing and that leads to a lot of bad things. i don't agree with that. i think we can do meaningful, very meaningful background checks. i want to see it happen. >> so that was the ninth of this month. he didn't agree with slippery slope argument and taking a strong stand, blah, blah, blah. yesterday once again today he reversed himself after speaking with the nra chief executive wayne la pierre and mouthed the same talking points he took issue with or said he took issue with. kaitlan collins asked him about it today. >> that word slope, that is an nra talking point. >> it's a trump talking point. >> wow. okay. so in the space of less than two weeks, the president went from the notion of a slippery slope
on gun legislation to making it his own position for more on the evolution, we'll welcome jim acosta. new reporting when the white house might talk about specific gun law propels. what have you heard? >> from what we understand talking to our source, white house official says the president has been briefed on a range of options to address mass shootings in this country. the white house staff have been working on this for the last several weeks on this. no details in terms of what is going to be unveiled by the white house and no firm timetable but they do expect to announce something right around when congress returns from recess but anderson, this as you were seeing with the president earlier today, this is changing by the minute. >> i mean, yeah, it's changing, yeah, by any time he opens his mouth, it's not clear what he says has much meaning because it's the exact same stuff after parkland. the nra is changing heart after parkland. that's not how he characterized
it today, though. >> no, that's right. you heard the president say no, he didn't talk about universal background checks with the nra had wayne la pierre, our sources tell us otherwise but the president has certainly had several conversations with people over at the nra and does past, the president has changed his views based on those conversations and anderson, he really isn't flip-flopping on this issue. he's shape shifting. it's difficult to pin him down as we saw what occurred today when reporters talked about at the white house, he doesn't want to get pinned down on this issue and it's because he knows 90% of the country wants universal background checks and whereas inside of his base, you can almost flip that number upside down where things stand. i talked to a source that said remember, president is not just hearing from the nra but republican whose are reminding the president where his base stands. >> i thought it was telling yesterday when he was sitting down and he talked about it in
exactly those terms saying remember the people that got me here feel very strongly about this. the second amendment and he said i do, too, and it's a slippery slope and i won't let that happen. he's not a great poker player. he doesn't hide his true motivati motivation, this is all about 2020. >> that's right, anderson. it's a slippery slope to 2020. if he goes against the nra, he is going to be eating into the base of support and when you talk to people inside this white house, close to the white house, people who talk to the president, they will remind you that gun rights enthusiasts are perhaps the most active and enthusiastic members of the base. if the president disappoints, that could spell big trouble for 2020. no question. >> thanks very much. david joins us and survived the shooting at florida douglas stoneman high school. what is your response to this -- the idea that they will have gun
propels by, you know, when congress comes back? >> i love the idea. but it's painful to see this again and again if i'm being honest. >> because this is what he did after park land. >> exactly what he did after parkland and what he's done again and again after every single one of these mass shootings that gets on tv and i think what we need to realize is we got to tell him that he can't keep doing that. right? if you're going to say you're going to do something, do it. donald trump says he's a man of his word. he says that, you know, he is someone that is able to get his job done and is able to take action and that he is not controlled by anyone, prove it. prove that you're not controlled by the nra. that's what i would say to him. realize that when you go back and forth and you get caught up in the debates, that shows how you think politics is a game but when people think politics is a game, people die. >> yeah, i mean, clearly he's just talking for the news cycle so he can dominate with headlines he's stronger,
meaningful background checks and hopes people will not pay attention and forever will die down and he will just go about. i want to talk about what your group marched for our lives, unveiled basically a sweeping gun control plan today in part to keep pressure on lawmakers. it includes a gun registry and correct me if i'm wrong, assault weapons ban and mandatory buy back of assault weapons. there is a lot of gun owners who will say wait a minute, every one of those things is a non-starter politically. >> that's all right. it's okay for us to disagree because i personally believe discourse is one of the most american things if you look back at our history that is why it's so important that everybody goes out and votes on these issues. i think the real reason donald trump is starting to talk about background checks is because they are very worried about virginia and pennsylvania and the fact that they know they will start losing to suburbs very quickly if they don't start being good on these issues. >> but a mandatory buy back of
assault weapons, i mean, there are millions and millions of them out there. that's basically confiscation. you're paying somebody for their weapon but you are telling anybody who has one they will have to give it up, which is the greatest concern/fear. >> well, let's think about it this way. these are weapons of war that shouldn't have been on our streets in the first place. the framers of the constitution never would imagine a weapon like the a.r. 15 being in the hands of an american citizen or imagine somebody going into a school. >> doesn't this play into the narrative of democrats want to take away your guns. >> if we want to talk about this issue in reality, we'll be honest about it. we won't dance around the issue. march for our lives is not a group of democrats, we're not a group of republicans. we believe in peace. even though that may be a non-starter for some, that's okay. this plan talks about many other things, as well.
if this plan ends up in congress and they say a gun registry is a non-starter or the assault weapons ban are non-starters, maybe we start talking about reclose fr reclassifying them and make sure you have the right permitting in place to use them but people aren't going to have nearly as easy accessibility to them to go and commit mass shootings as they are currently. >> this is setting the bar high and let's have a discussion? >> yeah, let's have a discussion. that's what i would say to donald trump is if you want to have a discussion about peace and how americans can come together and not only talk about mass shootings but talk about the reality of gun violence in the united states today and the stories that are not on tv, the fact that two of thirds of gun deaths happen in rural and suburban areas that are gun suicides, let talk about that. let's have a conversation about mental health. let's have a consversation why n the united states it's easier to access a gun to end your pain than go and access an affordable
quality therapist. right? for those that want to really see this plan, i would encourage you to go to march for our lives.com. we also talk about all of these things and read into it. if you disagree, that's okay but at least you know what we're talking about. >> david, appreciate it. thank you. >> thank you. the tweets, president trump embraces the title king of israel and the second coming of god on twitter today. the question is will evangelicals care or just think yeah, okay, that's just what he does? we'll be right back. it's amazing what you can uncover with your dna results from ancestry. i was able to discover one cousin, reached out to him, visited ireland, met another 20 cousins. they took me to the cliffs of moher,
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this morning the president tweeted from a right wing conspiracy they aorist, the jew people love him like he's the second coming of god. so that was the president restating what this person had said. it was obviously some pretty strong stuff, they are particularly coming after his talk about jews and disloyalty. later he was talking to reporters about his trade war with china and said this. >> somebody had to do it. i am the chosen one. somebody had to do it. so i'm taking on china. >> donald trump says the chosen one. joining me now to discuss whether any of this is of concern to e vvangelicals or wh people may be thinking about
this. chief political analyst for the christian broadcasting network and "usa today" columnist kirsten powers. good to have you on, as always. david, i know you tweeted today that when the president makes these kind of comments that he is in your words simply saying he's the best when it comes to supporting israel, he goes for shock value. do you think that's how it's seen by many of the folks that listen to your network, by eventual gel ki evangelicals you talked to? >> 100%. my social media platforms have blown up saying they take it with a grain of salt. it's fun and games. they know he's playing for not only shock value, they understand the sense of humor and understand that this is a bit of his television side. they are not taking it too seriously. are there some conservative evangelicals that will say tone it down? sure. for the most part they say this is trump being trump and everybody is just getting in a
lather, no big deal here, folks. >> do you think if president obama had said he was the chosen one, looked up to heaven jokingly if he said, retweeted some left wing radical person who is a conspiracy theorist who said that what this person, you know, that he's the king of israel, i mean, do you think that would be the same response? >> well, let me say a couple things about that. first of all, donald trump is his own person. he's his own persona. everybody knows -- when i say everybody, conservative evangelicals know when he does this stuff, it's tongue and cheek. different persona and person and i would argue more serious when it comes to the way he presents himself therefore it would be taken probably differently by conservative evangelicals. i'm not here to say what is right or wrong but i'm saying with donald trump, everybody knows the deal. >> well, i mean, it sounds like
you're saying people know he's a joke. >> no, not at all. no. conservative evangelicals feel -- >> serious? >> no, they don't think he's a joke at all, anderson. >> okay. >> we heard a lot on cnn about words, donald trump's words. we know actions speak louder than words and when it comes to actions, evangelicals have a long list of accomplishments this president has clearly delivered on. anderson, real quick, conservatives believe this is the best president they had. it's not even close. >> right. certainly on the supreme court he's gotten two judges. that's obviously number one. kirsten? >> i mean, first of all, david, you're just -- you're saying flat out there is a double standard, that if barack obama did this, that he would be health accountable for it and donald trump does it and evangelicals don't care -- >> actually -- >> i am wondering -- i am wondering if when you were talking about all the fun and games and the joking and the
laughing, is that also about the calling jews disloyal? is that also part of the fun and games? >> first of all, there is a could things here. they don't see any of that necessarily as fun and games. they see the fact of a president, president trump who is supporting israel -- >> it's a yes or no question. i don't -- i've been listening to you -- >> i've been -- >> david, just answer the question. >> kirsten, first of all -- >> is it a joke when he calls jews -- >> i already answered the question. >> is it? >> they say 100%. >> what's the answer? >> donald trump is supportive of israel. that's the bottom line. >> that's not the answer to my question. >> what's the question exactly, kirsten? >> is it funny, is it funny when he calls the majority of american jews in this country that vote for democrats disloyal? is that part of the funny part? >> i think you need to understand kirsten, you're taking what i said about -- >> just can't answer the question. >> can i at least -- if you ask me a question, listen for the answer. >> it's yes or no question.
>> you -- go ahead, anderson. clearly she doesn't want to listen. >> i'm wondering, you said people find it -- you found it funny his other comments. did you hear people saying was the response to the disloyal jews the same kind of that's just the kind of stuff he says. i write it off. it sounds like you're saying -- the hard core supporters write off any of the stuff that, you know, they are in the comfortable with or don't like as that's him being him. he's a showman. he's doing what we want. >> yeah, the showman part was to what i said at the beginning. for the disloyal jews stuff, i haven't heard that. i can't speak to that because i haven't heard -- >> what haven't you heard? >> let me finish, kirsten. i haven't heard any of that reaction. i can tell you this president has been 100% according to conservative evangelicals, 100% for israel and that's all they care about and we can go down the list. embassy. i have a whole parchment school if you want to hear it. >> kirsten, you said this was a
largely about e van gel kills and we're simply out of time. i would like to discuss this in greater depth. apologize for being out of time. thank you, david brody. >> thanks. still to come, the international spat nobody expected. we'll be right back. why accept m your allergy pills? flonase sensimist. nothing stronger. nothing gentler. nothing lasts longer. flonase sensimist. 24 hour non-drowsy allergy relief ♪ boom goes the dynamite, club yoko plays ] ♪ feels like i'm taking flight. ♪ [sfx: poof] [sfx: squeaking eraser sound effect.] ♪ i am who i wanna be ♪ who i wanna be ♪ who i wanna be. ♪ i'm a strong individual ♪ feeling that power ♪ i'm so original, ♪ ya sing it louder. ♪ i am, ooo ooo ooo ooo ♪ ehhh ehhh ehhh pre-order and get more. get up to $150 samsung credit, plus 6 months of unlimited music with spotify premium.
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know -- or like the president is always polite. she dares to call the idea of the u.s. buying land that is, again, not for sale, there wasn't a sign on it, absurd and suddenly she is nasty. somehow the star of the access tape feels comfortable levying that assault without any trace of irony or self-awareness. it was just lamst night that th president scrapped his trip to denmark. >> when it comes to great steaks, i've just raised the stakes. the sharper image is one of my favorite stores, with fantastic products of all kinds. trump steaks are by far the
best-tasting beef you've ever had. truly in a league of their own. >> i know i've shared that clip before, and that's the same guy that's president and he hasn't changed at all. he's selling meat at sharper image which is bold, powerful. he's behind the counter trying to trade a pile of frozen steaks for greenland. and now that i've rolled the steak clip, i got to show you the vodka one as well. >> we launched a vodka called trump vodka and we're considering it, and i think it will be the finest vodka in the world. >> where is it made? >> it's made in various parts of europe. >> he couldn't even name a country, like any country. for all we know his vodka came from a cat shelter or a morgue. as for the united states and denmark, while secretary of state mike pompeo stepped in
tonight, the message is clear the world is not one giant pocket listing. tomorrow for the danish author, the emperor has no clothes on the ridiculist. >> thank you very much for that. i'm chris cuomo, willielcome to "prime time." imagine if the election were held today. would insulting jewish-americans help him get elected. why? we're going to ask a trump when i sayer -- whisperer. can se help us understand what's going on. and as this country does get ready to pick its next leader or keep the current one, this president is actually picking a fight with another ally calling its female prime minister nasty. our great debate