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♪ ♪ ♪ welcome to "unfiltered." i'm s.e. cupp. here's tonight's headline, feeling the burn or heartburn? i couldn't help, but laugh this week as countless pundit, headline writers and bernie sanders -- tried to spin his win in new hampshire as somehow not good news for bernie. he didn't win by enough, they said. he didn't bring in new voters, they said. new hampshire doesn't really count, they said. look, whatever makes you feel better, but after a strong
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finish behind pete buttigieg in iowa, sanders is the front-runner whether democrats like it or not and many, it turns out, really do not. new hampshire senator shaheen was quick to point out bernie didn't win big in her state. moderate democrats in particular are sounding alarms on a sanders nomination and congressman scott peters from a purple california district told the hill sanders is about the worst candidate we can put up. he not only won't likely win the presidency, he puts the house majority at risk. congressman dean philips who flipped a republican district said while i respect bernie sanders as a senator, as a candidate, his candidacy is very will cha efrjing for people who come from districts like mine. >> max rose, a congressman from staten island said i'm not a socialist. i'm thinking about printing t-shirts saying as much. i think socialist economic policies fail, inevitably and
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just listen to the emotional pleas over on msnbc for democratic voters to beware of sanders. >> i have my own views are of my own socialist. i have an attitude about them. i remember the cold war. i have an attitude toward castro and the reds had won the cold war and there were executions in central park and i might have been one of the ones getting executed and certain other people would be there cheering. >> the only thing between the united states and the abyss is the democratic party. that's it. and if we go the way of the british labor party, if we nominate jeremy coburn, it will be the end of days. >> the end of days. you guys, this all feels very familiar to me. in fact, this was me four years ago melting down at the thought of trump becoming the republican nominee. >> most republicans find what donald trump said to be repulsive. it's repulsive morally.
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it's repulsive if you cherish the constitution. it's repulsive if you're a good conservative. it's repulsive if you find freedom of religion and repulsive on so many levels. >> you could almost hear me lighting my hair on fire. of course, it turns out i was worried for nothing. everything is great. this is all fine. trump is the least. lar president to run for re-election history in the history of polls. he's added more than $3 trillion to the debt, started a trade war and failed on major campaign promises and got himself in trouble for goating in the election and gave back the house to gop. there are parallels between the never-trump concerns and the growing ka growing concerns of never sanders democrats. he's too extreme and he'll hurt the down ballot and he won't be able to get his agenda passed. we said those same things of trump and we were mostly right. these are good warnings to heed. sanders is an extreme candidate.
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he will transform the democratic party in ways that likely very few will support. he will not be able to get a lot of his agenda passed, but when it comes to sanders' lkt electability, well, a word of caution there, too. >> frankly, i don't know how trump surrogates like luke can sleep at night peddling this unconstitutional, unconservative and un-american garbage for a guy who, let's face it, will never be president. >> i mean, we were obviously -- we were wrong about trump's electability. true, he didn't win the popular vote. true, he didn't even win the majority republican voters in the primary and true, hillary clinton was a very flawed candidate, but trump won. here's the deal. bernie is electable, in ways that trump electable in 2018. he was counting on the support of the democrats, but on just
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enough of his very loyal base to carry him over the line. just like trump, he's relying on a big field and a divided field to give him the most votes, but he's also electable because trump is a very flawed candidate in virtually every national poll trump ties or loses to every leading democratic candidate and if you zoom in on six battleground state, trump was trailing biden, sanders and warren were barely ahead, a trend that's continued in a couple of swing states poll that also included pete buttigieg. that's good news for all of the democratic contenders and particularly bernie. so to democrat, i say learn from us never-trumpers. we were wrong about the kind of candidate trump was, but we were right about the kind of president he would become. here to discuss is former obama senior adviser cnn political commentator david axelrod. axe, bernie and trump are
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obviously very different. i stipulate that. burde bernie doesn't bring the ethical scandals that trump did, but bernie seems equally disinterested in earning the affection of the democratic party as trump did, right, of the gop. you remember, reince priebus flying up to new york to beg trump to sign this loyalty pledge. is that going to pose a problem for the dnc? >> yeah, look, let me -- first of all, i was sitting right next to you when you said many of those things and i was probably nodding my head. >> i know. >> we were all there together and you're right in much of what you say here, and the fact is that bernie sanders is an anti-establishment candidate in much the way donald trump was when he talks about the economy being rigged against everyday people. that's a very familiar theme. they have different causes and he's not pointing at immigrants
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and he's not pointing at some of the -- the targets that trump pointed to. he's pointing more at wall street and our economic system, but he does speak to a sense of alienation and he speaks -- and nobody said gee, i wish he'd speak his mind and he's authentic and bernie sanders is authentic and he's a much better candidate on tv than people give him credit for. he's very, very good. i mean, all those things are true. you know, the one place where i disagree with you is that it's a little bit different because i don't think -- i think these people who said he underperformed in the first two states are right. i mean, he won new hampshire by 60%. he barely squeaked a win out in an 18% higher turnout which you think he'd favor him and he barely squeaked out, and even
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though amy klobuchar. without amy klobuchar he would have gotten beaten badly in new hampshire and the fact is that there are three or four candidates left competing into the super tuesday states and he will start mounting up a delegate lead and the democratic party is not like the republican party and our mutual friend mike murphy likes to say the republican party is social darwinism and it's winner take all and we give out participation ribbons. if you get 15% you get delegates and for that reason it would be hard for sanders to get in for the majority of delegates and the left is splintered. there are more center left votes than left vote, but if the center left continues to be splintered and if biden and buttigieg and klobuchar all go into the super tuesday states along with michael bloomberg, that could be a big day for bernie sanders.
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the process is working against him in terms of getting the kind of momentum that trump got, but he still could become the delegate leader and that poses a problem for the democratic party because you're going to say to the delegate leader, even if he's not close to getting what he needs, you're not going to be the nominee, and if you do that, where do all of the sanders voters go? trump keeps saying, they're trying to rig it against bernie. he has all this slis tolisityud you'll bet he'll plant the seeds with sanders voters that they'll cheat bernie and they'll take it away for bernie. there are a lot of problems ahead for the democratic party if that is the scenario. >> one of them will be donald trump whoever the eventual nominee is, and in another way, i want to ask you to compare 2016 versus 2020 is this.
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was hillary 2016 a stronger or weaker candidate than trump 2020? >> was hillary 2020 a stronger or weaker candidate? >> i think she was a weaker candidate only because trump is an authentic character. he does have an incredibly strong hold on his base. hillary had a fractured base and trump had something else. he had something else which is he is willing to do anything. there are no boundaries. there are no limits and that creates an asymmetric warfare if you're running against a candidate that's willing to do anything and you're not and most democrats won't and be that gives him a perverse advantage in an election campaign. >> as you know, never trumpers like me ended up either being marginalized within the party or pushed out completely.
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should never sanders people prepare for a similar fate? no. certainly the sanders supporters can be brutal if you -- if they feel like you are straying from bernie. the leaders of the culinary union in nevada just learned that when they -- when thai took off after bernie and, you know, they were publishing the names of the -- or threatening to pass around the home addresses of the labor leaders so the bernie people knew where they lived in. bernie disavowed that. democrats should make an assessment no matter who the nominee is it to see the four more years of president trump. it is hard to believe that those large numbers of democrats that say given that choice i will
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just not participate. trump may organize the democrats better than the democrats appear to be organizing themselves right now. >> david axelrod, my friend, always good to see you. >> thanks for coming on. >> great to see you, s.e. thank you. >> up next, a powerful nevada union said it found itself on the wrong side of the bernie brose, and does that compromise before the first caucus. we are in the thick of it and make sure to tune into the original series "race for the white house" which returns tomorrow night at 9:00 on cnn impeach. i wish i had gone into aspen dental much sooner.
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endorsement from nevada's culinary union to one of the largest, most politically active unions in the nation, but it never came. the union announced it isn't endorsing a specific candidate ahead of next week's caucus after it criticized bernie sanders' medicare for all plan, this drew the ire of sanders supporters who flooded the union's twitter feed and phone lines to the point where the union released a statement saying it was being viciously attacked by sanders' fans.
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sanders himself condemned the behavior on thursday. harassment of all forms is unacceptable to me and we urge supporters of all campaigns to not engage in bullying or ugly personal attacks. our campaign is building a multi-generational, multi-racial movement of love, compassion and justice. we certainly disagree on issue, but we must do it in a respectful manner. >> he questioned the nature of reality. >> obviously, that is not acceptable to me. i don't know who these so-called supporters are. you know, we're living in a strange world on the internet and sometimes people attack people in somebody else's name, but let me be very clear. anybody making personal attacks against anybody else in my name is not part of our movement. we don't want them, and i'm not so sure to be honest with you that they're necessarily part of our movement. you understand, the nature of the internet. it's a strange world out there.
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>> doesn't even know if they really exist. let me get this out of the way. a candidate can't always be held responsible for everything their supporters do or say, but sanders supporters have been notorious with this kind of thing for five years now and there is a legitimate question about whether sanders has done or said enough to curb this behavior. joining us to discuss our assistant editor david swerlick, and sanders has condemned this stuff repeatedly, but it keeps happening. is there anything else he should be doing to call off the attack dogs or is itity on of his hands at this point? >> he did disavow his supporters and it's been widely reported since 2016 that there are sanders supporters who have an edge to them so for him to have portrayed it as i don't know who these people are. >> putting them in quotes like this. >> he, like you said, he doesn't
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control everyone. >> of course. >> there are people who will support him and or not going to do what he wants and that's not his fault, but yes. >> the stuff is happening primarily online and primarily on twitter and facebook. >> does bernie raise a valid point that this could be russian bots? this could be -- or even trump supporters. >> i will say that it happens to journalists. it has happened to me, and in a less threatening and light-hearted way. i was once called a hillary clinton boot licker for saying something critical on air about senator sanders and i was, like, they care about the boot licker, but the reality is i think senator sanders can lean in a little more to making clear that he wants his movement to be a competition, not an attack on newcomers and he didn't do it in that interview. >> that's true. >> we can't talk about whether candidates are responsible about the worst of their supporters
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without bringing in the elephant in the room, donald trump. he encourages bad behavior at his rallies. he's praised a congressman who beat up a journalist. he promised to pay the legal fees of people who pay opponents of his. he personally attacks people on twitter. there's no comparison. is bernie, therefore, getting a bit of a pass because trump is worse? >> think so, but to me, he sort of had a kellyanne conway moment of alternative truths. oh, i don't know if some of those people were really my supporters. this isn't a new thing, s.e. we saw this in 2015 and 2016. >> yes. >> with some of bernie sanders' supporters. >> it was a better story. >> the argument from bernie is we're better than trump. we're going to do things differently then don't you think you should encourage some of your followers including those on-line to behave in a way that your arguing is representative of your value, beliefs and your
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candidacy? he really isn't, by condemning it from my perspective he's softly saying if you do it i'm not going to say much about it and that's a problem. >> david, to that point, the daily beast recently tweeted, lots of people at warren and pete townhalls were waving a sanders vote and said they were turned off by the culture and the crowds. this could be the perception of the crowds and could that perception be a problem? >> the culture and the crowds of the sanders supporters. no, there is an edge to them, and his supporters were more enthusiastic about their candidate than the supporters are about their candidates upon. >> that's one of the reasons he's leading this race right now and the enthusiasm and the number of small dollar donors. the flip side of a coin, hey,
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but i like it, buttigieg warned. >> you do get a flurry of criticism saying -- >> he's trump on the left. in many ways he's moved by populist movement on the left. >> listen, i think as the woman at the table i also want to just point out there's a particular brand of bernie of criticism that women are getting and it's gross. i want your take on nevada, as well, and a little later there's a debate next week. voters may get their real look at surging billionaire mike bloomberg then. will they like what they see? beds get sick too protection. lysol laundry sanitizer kills 99.9% of illness- causing bacteria detergent leaves behind. lysol. what it takes to protect.
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>> early voting for next week's caucus in nevada starts today in the first in the west contest is also the first opportunity a majority maynority state will cast ballots. for pete buttigieg, he needs to show he can appeal to more diverse and representative pool of democratic voters than those who handed him strong finishes in iowa and new hampshire. joe biden also needs a strong performance, period. here's what he told cnn's arlette saenz at an event in las vegas just this morning. >> how well do you need to do in nevada. >> i just need to do well. >> do you think you need to win? >> i don't think i have to, but i think we have a shot at doing that. >> he also toll donors at a new york city fund-raiser that he's confident he'll win two weeks from now. >> back with me is assistant
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editor, and shermichael singleton and also joining me is nevada former state director for hillary clinton's campaign and also served as senior adviser to kamala harris. let me start with you, emmy. first, there are, i'm sure you know, no minority front-runner candidates left in this primary. the top tier of candidates is now all white. thou does th how does that affect the nevada primary? >> thank you so much for having me. i am painfully aware of that reality. >> yeah. >> nevada is an incredible state and it is the first contest that is truly reflective of the country, it has 10% latino and 20% african-american and has the fastest growing api in the nation. it is incredibly important that every single candidate work hard, show their record that they have a proven record of working and fighting for these
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communities and these families that also has a significant union household population in nevada. >> yeah. >> so i think it's a -- it will be the first real test for any of these candidates to truly gauge how they can perform in the rest of the country. >> and talk to me about the controversy with nevada -- culinary union. latinos make up more than half of the 60,000 members there. so who does the decision not to endorse any candidate, who does that hurt the most? >> well, you know, i think -- let me start by saying the culinary union local 226 is incredibly powerful and strong and part of the reason that that is the case is one, they have more than 60,000 members, as you mentioned, but two, they have worked really hard to provide direct services, benefit, have fought tirelessly on behalf of their members, and i am sure they'll do everything they can to also turn out their members and to create opportunities for those members --
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>> but for whom, emmy? >> by not endorsing anyone they turning their members out to? >> you know, i think that they're going to be -- you know, making the case over the next few weeks. i saw that vice president biden had an event with culinary members in the back of the house earlier today and there was a lot of energy and excitement. he also got a big endorsement from congressman stephen horseford and is the only african-american congressman in nevada. they're going to the caucus sites and going to the training center and they're knocking on those doors across clark county and throughout nevada where culinary members are found and taking the case directly to them. >> david, pete buttigieg has upped his ground game and has begun airing spanish ads. do you think that being pay off for him? >> maybe a little bit. his position lines up with
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culinary workers 226 that he wants to give people. >> choice. >> a public option and not medicare for all and take away the union-negotiated benefits. that was what this controversy with wednesday's flyer was all about and now you wonder if the union has taken a little away from their juice as not endorsing and maybe they see the writing on the wall and think senator sanders, it's too risky to go against him because he has the mow right now. >> shermakal, you heard what joe biden said about nevada. does that inspire confidence for his finish? >> not really. as long as he gets at least second place and gets first in south carolina, i think he could make -- >> he's alive, and he can make an argument to donors that hey, now this race is open and now it's competitive and now i have a shot going into super tuesday for you guys to pump cash into my campaign and that's been his argument all along. >> david, what about elizabeth warren?
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could she make a comeback in nevada? there are so many things going on in her campaign. i'm not going to write her off until super tuesday and i think her campaign is struggling. >> in nevada in particular. >> she's not far -- a dozen of her staffers of color left the nevada office because of the way they thought they were being treated. >> i think the bigger problem for her, that is absolutely an issue in nevada is that she's not far enough to sanders as right on health care for the culinary union and she's not far enough to the left -- or to the right of pete buttigieg and she's caught in this no-man's land, and i think her campaign has not quite found the right way to any back from their down side starting in october. >> i think this is the end of the road for a lot of these candidates. >> absolutely. amy klobuchar. they've not resonated with minorities and they performed better than the two of them, and i think come south carolina, i'm not exactly sure that those
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candidates will have enough mono i to compete. >> i think it can go on to super tuesday. >> and finally, back to you, there are jitters in the democrat dermic party after the last caucus and you know what i'm talking about. what are you talking about the nevada caucus and how this one will go? >> let me start by telling you, the nevada democratic party and the dnc have a strong partnership and the nevada democratic party is known for being the strongest in the nation. they have put in new reforms that are actually making the caucus process more accessible and more transparent. today, as you mentioned -- >> will it just work? will it just work? >> i have faith that it will work. they have trained thousands of volunteers and they have an incredibly strong team and everyone is working together to ensure that it is a success and honestly, it is on all of us to make sure that's the case, i hope that if people haven't
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voted, go out and vote in nevada. if you haven't volunteered go out and volunteer because it will be on all of us. >> thank you all for joining me. it will be an important next contest we'll all be watching. >> thanks, s.e. bloomberg -- well, he had a big week. the good, the bad and the ugly when we return. introducing botanica. unique home fragrances that finally capture the essence of nature's beauty by using natural ingredients to craft scents that work in harmony. warm vanilla and himalayan magnolia. french lavender and honey blossom. tropical pineapple and tunisian rosemary. creating a range of six exotic fragrance pairings that are responsibly sourced in a way that respects the planet. new botanica by air wick. nature inspired. planet conscious. introducing ore-ida potato pay. where ore-ida golden crinkles are your crispy currency to pay for bites of this... ...with this. when kids won't eat dinner,
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in the red file tonight, michael bloomberg's had quite a week. cnn's most recent poll of polls has him sitting in fourth place with 8% support, and after the dnc changed a rule to accommodate his self-funded
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campaign, he's on the cusp of making the debate in las vegas next week. he needs just one more qualifying poll to appear on the stage. not surprisingly, there's been increased scrutiny of the former mayor. first there's his support and expansion of new york's stop and frisk policy during his time as mayor which disproportionately targeted minorities. he is again on defense after the comments he made in 2015 resurfaced. >> yes, that's true. that's where all of the crime is, and the way you get the guns out of the kids' hands is to throw them up against the wall and frefk them. >> also coming back to haunt him are the comments he made about the housing crisis in 2008 saying it all probably started when there was a lot of pressure on banks to make loans to everyone. bloomberg bemoaned ending the practice of red lining when they
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discriminated against poor and minority neighborhoods and the less than flattering headlines appearing in gq and washington post, outlining the sexual harassment lawsuits bloomberg and/or his companies have faced and allegations he's denied and during a january appearance on the view he did admit to making an occasional body joke in the past which he regrets. >> now that may be baggage, but there are also bloomberg's bags, bags of money. can he buy his way into democrats' hearts and minds? >> with me now is veteran political anchor with spectrum news and senior political commentator errol lewis. errol, my friend, we know bloomberg very well, but the rest of the country is kind of just getting to know him better now. how was this week for him? >> this was not a great week for him, and i guess you can summarize it s.e. as welcome to
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the top ranks. welcome to the front-runner's club. the way you know you're a front-runner or considered to be a front-runner in the democratic primary is you start feeling darts in your back and kicks in your butt and he got plenty of both meaning he's getting serious scrutiny now and getting an evaluation of his ridiculous as mayor of the kind he's never received before and it's coming from people who have the resources and the credibility to make some of these charges stick. >> so do you think he can move some of these -- move past some of these problems with democratic voters who you know, care about things like race and criminal justice and class warfare and equality in the workplace? can me move past all that with a voting base for whom that really matters? >> well, look, that is the question and i think it's going to be a matter of the ex-mayor not only answering questions and that's really what campaigns are about. you encounter a setback. you encounter a test and you
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encounter a challenge and how you meet it really, really matters. i think what he will likely do is broaden people's perception of what his 12 years as mayor really meant. he's got a record to run on. he's got a record that is not simply stop and frisk, you know? so, for example, he'll talk about education and about school choice and the initiatives that he championed as mayor, and they account for the reason that he's got respected educators like jeffrey canada and dennis wal cot. >> right. >> who are very much in his corner, because as you remember, he first got mayoral control of the schools for the first time in a couple of generations, that in itself is an important change, and you know, he led school choice. he was pro-charter. charter students to this day haff to be african-american and you'ric thatting of tens of thousands of families who like
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what he did in supporting charters and supporting school chis. . if he has them look at his entire record,? it's to simply defending stop and frisk he'll have a very hard time. >> i think he tried to move past one of the issues today. he tweeted earlier, i would not be where i am today without the talented women around me. i've depended on their leadership, their advice and their contributions as i've demonstrated throughout my career i will always be a champion for women in the workplace. i know what he's referring to. you know what he was referring to there. will that be enough? >> well, listen, most of what was talked about, about his sexist comments and his inexcusably sexist comments in the workplace pre-date his time as mayor and they were pry tor to 2001, if you want to go back 20 years ask say this defines you and this is what we'll
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choose what the next president is based on, i don't think that's what voters are based on. he got 300 or 400 women in a ballroom including feminists with impeccable political credentials who are saying we like the guy. we like what he's done and we think he can move forward and this is not indicative of how he would lead if he's elected president. >> we'll see. we'll see about that. he and trump have traded jabs everything from how tall they both are to how much money they have. democrats seem to rejoice in bloomberg's barbs, but is that going to be real currency? >> i don't think so, to be honest with you. >> yeah. >> you -- as you said at the top of the show, you and other sort of never-trumpers from the republican side warned everybody years ago you don't want to get into a fight with this guy at that level. he excels in it, and it cheapens in the entire dialogue and the case is to be made by the president is the frivolity, the
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be on 16ity and the childish nubble names is something that is unworth of the presidency and i don't think now yu make a point issue -- mike boomberg hits back and he hits them where it hurts. he makes the comments like i know all of the rich people in new york and they're all laughing behind your back. it's very cutting and unfortunate, if he doesn't like it he's got nobody to blame except the guy in the mirror. he's brought us to this point and it's a shame that's what politics has turned into. >> errol lewis, thank you. >> thank you. >> one of the places bloomberg is spending some of his billions is on facebook where the president has designed an alternate reality to mislead you. i'll tell you after the break. yes yes. yeah, yeah no problem.
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as you know, president trump loves disinformation. he and his campaign frequently use misleading, heavily edited, or completely doctored videos and pictures to agitate his base, especially on social media. in the past few weeks alone, there were 200 misleading facebook ads about how the quote fake news media would try to block the president's super bowl ad. he's run ads full of joe biden
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conspiracy theories and the president himself shared a clip of speaker nancy pelosi ripping up the state of the union speech edited in a way that was, yes, misleading. twitter and facebook refused to take it down. it's getting harder and harder to tell what's real from fake, and when it comes from the president or even his campaign, people are inclined to believe it. here to discuss is staff writer at the atlantic kay ctlaenatlan. you got a first look at the disinformation campaign deployed to re-elect trump. what were you most alarmed by? >> while i was reporting this story, i engaged in a little exercise. last fall i created a facebook account that was separate from the one that i normally use, and subscribed to various conservative pages, pro-trump pages. the president's campaign, his own page, various fan pages like that. and then throughout the impeachment proceedings, i kind of watched and followed along as
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the campaign and the president's other partisan allies were pumping out content at a pretty alarming rate, frankly, that was kind of designed to take out of context what was happening day-to-day in the impeachment proceedings and recast it, almost to make it look like the exact opposite had happened. so there were days at the impeachment hearings live on tv, come to my own conclusions about the evidence that had been presented and look at these facebook ads, and i would find a video, for example, that took clips out of context, sewed them together in a creative way, i would and think that i actually misunderstood what happened in the hearing. and i came to doubt my own two eyes, which i think was probably the most alarming. >> we as journalists have to be super aware of these techniques and even we can be susceptible to them, as you say. and i know just how susceptible people are to them, because after, you know, a day of impeachment, i would talk to
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someone and they would hear or have heard or seen a completely different thing. i mean, how can we expect voters to find out what's real and what's fake, when some of this is really, really convincing. >> it's not only convincing, it's running in tandem with a strategy no undermine the press. by now, your viewers know about this. but there are all kinds of efforts, some very deliberate, some more underhanded to weaken the institution of the press. and when you have this volume of content that's being put out to mislead and distort what's happening, combined with the fact that there was a cbs poll last year that said that only 9%. actually, i think it was 11% of strong trump supporters believe the mainstream media, while 91% turn to the president himself for credible information, when you have a dynamic like that, it's almost impossible for the president to actually be held accountable, by reporters or accountability journalism, because his base just won't
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believe it. >> and i don't want websites like twitter and facebook to become political thought police. i think that's really dangerous, too. so at the same time, it can't be a good thing that there's so much content out there that's pureed pure adjit prop. so how do we find the line? >> there's a lot of scholar around it, there's a lot of debate. there are regulatory options that are on the table that would basically -- you know, the communications decency act, for example, shields these platforms from liability for what's post on their platforms. and i think that for the most part, that's a good thing. i think they shouldn't be held liable, but i think that they should be expected to at least do some basic monitoring to keep disinformation and, you know, extremely toxic or abusive content off their platforms. and they've done a little bit, but probably not enough. >> yeah, and then it gets to the question of, who decides what's toxic, who decides what's misleading. that's tough too.
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quickly, before we go, do you think this encourages other candidates, including democrats running in this election cycle to do the same things? >> this is an open debate among democratic strategists i talked to. a lot of them believe that to win in 2020, they're going to have to co-op some of the president's tactics. i won't weigh in on that, but i do think that that happens, the entire information ecosystem that we have now is going to be basically unusable, and i worry about the long-term consequences of that. >> mckay coppins, thanks very much for that piece and thanks for coming on to talk about it. >> thank you. >> the election year has just begun and it's going to a bitter campaign, so prepare yourself by looking back at some of the most hard-fought presidential races on history on "race for the white house." the series continues tomorrow at 9:00. ana cabrera is back with "cnn newsroom." that's next. my grandfather had an amazing life, but ancestry showed me so much more than i could have imagined. my grandfather was born in a shack in pennsylvania,
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