tv The Last Word With Lawrence O Donnell MSNBC August 15, 2016 10:00pm-11:01pm PDT
that does it for us tonight. >> rachel now you have sobbing for the donovan brothers. >> i know. >> welcome back from vacation and, by the way, all you missed last week was donald trump being sarcastic. >> oh, good. >> that's it, nothing else. >> just a little joke between friends. >> something like that. >> thank you, rachel. "new york times" reporter who broke the story about cash payments to donald trump's paul will join us and explain how he followed the money to the ukraine. and we'll be joined by senator ron widen because he might have figured out a way for us all to get a look at donald trump's tax returns. but first the latest polls show hillary clinton surging now to a big lead in the electoral college.
>> i'm not running against crooked hillary. >> that's the guy who know he's going to lose. >> i'm running against the crooked media. >> he's not going to the win the election running against the new york times. >> this is not a reality tv show. >> i am may be wrong and on november 8, i'll say, oh, i guess i was wrong. >> no major party nominee has been less prepared to deal with our national security than donald trump. >> oh, you better elect me folks, i'll never speak to you again. >> it absolutely amazes me, he doesn't seem to want to learn it. >> the time is over due to develop a new screening test for the threats we face today. i call it extreme vetting. >> we face real serious challenges in america. we need serious leadership. >> you can get her out. get her out. you know she looks just like hillary clinton, actually. >> this man is totally,
thoroughly unqualified to be president of the united states of america. >> this is "the last word" on campaign 2016. and we now know the name of the next trump family reality show. >> i'd call it "extreme vetting." i'd call it "extreme, extreme vetting." >> donald trump will sign celebrities an former celebrities to vetting teams. gardners, cooks, house cleaners for the trump family children. when the children are in africa killing beautiful animals or vacationing in kro asia, the trump kids never have the time to vet their domestic help, never mind extreme vetting the domestic help. at the end of each episode which have been doing such a great job
advising him on his presidential cam pan, he'll fire someone, whether he or she deserves it or not. according to the latest polls, he'll be available to fully commit to production on that show beginning on november 9, the day after election day. when current polls indicate he'll be wiped out in the electoral college. the latest nbc news battleground map shows hillary clinton surging past the 270 electoral votes needed to win. they show hillary clinton with 288. donaldrump with 174. with 76 that could go either way. recent national poll shows hillary clinton at 42, with donald trump at 36 and 10% voting for third party county. those percentages are almost identical to bill clinton's winning percentage when he got 43% of the vote to george h.w. bush 37%. ross perot took 19.
and his 43%, gave him 307, 100 more than he needed in which was an electoral college landslide. donald trump's extreechl vetting pitch was one of the few moments where he slightly departed from a written speech about how he would defeat the islamic state. he began with an assessment of how we got to where we are today blaming someone he called obama/clinton for the current situation in libya, syria and iraq and the spread of isis across the middle east and europe. but he also did something that no other republican nominee has ever dreamed of doing, he condemned president george w. bush for the bush/cheney war in iraq but he did it without ever
mentioning the names bush or cheney. >> what was the purpose of this whole thing? hundreds and hundreds of young people killed and what about the people coming back with no arms and no legs? not to mention, in all fairness, the other side, the tremendous damage done, all those iraqi kids who have been blown to pieces. it turns out, that all of the reasons for the war were blatantly wrong. all of this death and destruction for nothing. >> the trump campaign has been so full of stunning statements, robotic madness from some donald trump's spokes people that it has been impossible for the news media to step back and give properly weighted astonishment to each of them. but what we just heard is worth a pause.
we just heard the republican nominee for president say that every american soldier who has died in iraq has died for nothing, that the bush/cheney war in iraq was a waste of lives pursued for the wrong reasons. nothing john kerry could say in 2004 could convince the republican base to change its mind in any way about fully supporting the bush/cheney. nothing barack obama could change the mind about iraq, and anyone who dared to publicly condemn the war has always been attacked viciously by dick cheney appearing on fox news or a member of his family doing it for him, until donald trump. he extinguished cheneyism. he said the iraq war was a mistake and every time he say it, and the republican base continues to cheer for donald trump.
here is the strategy that candidate trump outlined today, as he put it, crush isis. >> my administration will progressively pursue joint and military operations to crush and destroy isis, international cooperation to cut off their funding, expand in intelligence sharing and cyber war fair to disrupt and disable their propaganda and recruiting. their recruiting is taking place right now and they're setting records. it's got to be stopped. [ applause ] we cannot allow the internet to be used as a recruiting tool. and for other purposes by our
enemy, we must shutdown their access to this form of communication and we must do it immediately, immediately. >> at a clinton campaign event today where hillary clinton holds a strongly, they had an image of donald trump that according to polls scares most people in this country, president trump with the nuclear codes. >> someone who lacks this judgment cannot be trusted, there's a guy that follows me right back here has the nuclear codes, so god forbid anything happened to the president and i had to make a decision, the codes are with me. he is not qualified to know the code. [ applause ] he can't be trusted. >> joining us now, tim miller, senior adviser for our principle
and antitrump pack and also with us kurt anderson and contributing editor for the atlantic and fellow at the council and foreign relations. he wrote the piece "what isis really want." i didn't hear anything that we're not doing already, did i miss something? >> if you count extreme vetting, it's something that we're not doing in the way we would like. we're already working on the cyber warfare aspect of it. and we've got quite a bit of uproots on the ground, in fact, helping kurds. already that's happening. >> what -- if he's serious about doing something that we're not already doing, what -- what would that be, i mean, if you were desperately trying to pull something out of this, is there anything else that you could point to.
>> when he talks about disrupting recruiting, i assume he's talking about something snooping on more people's e-mails. what isis does to recruit people is a person to person contact. you'd have to shutdown g mail, you would have to shutdown e-mail to make that happen. >> there's no realistic way that this is a serious proposal. >> he seems to think that's possible. >> when you hear him talk about, we must shutdown their access to this form of communication. >> well, "this form of communication" sounds like my grandpa talking about internet access. and that's the thing. you would think that he or someone around him would say, shutdown internet access for every isis recruiter. how do we do that, exactly? it's the one new thing in his here to for secret plan to crush isis, but of course it's impossible. another thing in addition to his plan, which is simply a summary of what this administration is already doing, except for
shutting down internet access, is to make sure that nobody immigrates the united states who is committed to bigotry or hatred. now, and he said this without ironny, donald trump, which i found -- >> we're not sure of that. >> he's sarcastic. >> funny, it was very funny. >> tim, the trump prescription, none of us can find anything that the obama administration isn't already doing. what is it that his republican supporters are hearing when they hear this? >> i think what they're hearing is somebody who said he's going to be tough and strong, you know, somebody who is not going to follow the geneva convention or whatever silly rules hillary clinton will follow when dealing with terrorist. i did hear one new thing he said today that is extremely disturbing, far more disturbing than the other things, that is
that our alliances under a trump administration are going to be mercenary. they aren't based on shared values or shared commitments to human rights or to ideals as it's been in a bipartisan consensus. it's going to be who is going to pay for it and, you know, who is going to help us regardless in their ideology. what that means alliance with vladimir putin and puts us out of alliance with many countries who do share our values. >> dictators are good, certainly in the middle east, assad, we should have -- we shouldn't have done whatever we, apparently, did to make syria. that is the trump policy. >> let's listen to what he said today about nation building. >> if i become president, the era of nation building will be
brought to a very swift and decisive end. [ applause ] >> and granite, he's stealing a line from president obama's first presidential campaign in 2000 where he said exactly the same thing. >> yeah. he has a policy of nation wrecking, once we've wrecked isis easter toir, then what happens after that. if there is not some program of building then you have exactly the kind of chaos that even donald trump attributes to the rise of isis. he's talking about rebooting an episode that we don't want to watch again. >> he'll be occupied to maintain the oil fields. >> yes, he went on a blank about that today, kurt, we should have taken -- i told everybody -- >> and said in the old days, to the victor went the spoils. to the old days, what, in the 16th and 18th century. >> and wars with mexico or indian tribes, but nothing else. >> yes. yes.
>> that hasn't been the way 20th century war. >> we took nothing from japan, nothing from germany and to his audience doesn't seem to know that because that line got huge applause. >> it's extremely troubling. like i said it's a complete departure for the bipartisan consensus. he's the most dangerous foreign policy nominee. this has been the great thing about america and no matter what you maybe at this table might thing about reagan or george w. bush's foreign policy, at least it was founded in basic american principles. trump has no interest in any of that, it's completely mercenary and transactional. it will throw us with some of the worst people in the world. it's extremely disturbing on the level that i think some people on the coverage of it has so much grasp. >> and so much of the criticism of the iraq war from people who believe it was a deliberate
active line to get us in there. so much of the criticism is we went there for oil. we went there for oil. and donald trump wants to prove that, that we went there for oil. >> yes, he said we should take the oil, if we were in there, why don't we use that money to pay for the recovery of wounded veterans, i think was one of the suggestions that he had. this is the going conspiracy theory in the middle east about the american intervention in iraq, yes, it was to simply tumble the place. >> we created isis, which, of course, he's signed on in a big way. >> to give americans credit for the creation of the islamic state is to completely fail to comprehend the region. >> hezbollah echoed him on that, this is another time where he's been on the putin assad message, in this case says, see even donald trump said, hezbollah said. >> this was the speech that he said xanax trump. there could be pharmaceuticals involved to deliver that
performance where he kind of reads it and you're wondering is he going to follow asleep before i do. >> i think he knows that this is so not what he should be doing. this is not the trump that 40% of the republican party and the whole republican party bought. it is the, you know, rim shot, let's be funny, let's say whatever we want. let's me ander all over the place rather than sticking to the written points. he looks so terribly uncomfortable. i thk he comes away from a performance like that and knows it. he knows this is not me. >> let's see what he does tomorrow. thank you all very much for joining us and i appreciate it. >> how the "new york times"
followed the money to ukraine $7 million in cash that appears before paul's name. one of the reporters who broke that story will join us. it's a tradition for presidential candidates to release the tax return. senator widen will join us, he wants to make it a law. he'll join us. viagra single packs... so guys with ed can... take viagra when they need it. ask your doctor if your heart is healthy enough for sex.
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up next the "new york times" reports about cash payments to donald trump's campaign chairman and how they tracked that down in the ukraine. you both have a perfect driving record. until one of you clips a food truck. then your rates go through the roof. perfect. for drivers with accident forgiveness, liberty mutual won't raise your rates due to your first accident. liberty mutual insurance. but the best place to start is in the forest. kubo: i spy something beginning with..."s" beetle: snow. kubo: no. beetle: snow covered trees. monkey: nothing to do with snow.
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million in cash while he was working for the then president of ukraine. joining us now, barry meyer, one of the reporters who broke the big story of the today on the possible cash payment to paul manafort. he's the author of" missing man, the american spy who vanished in iran." you've had a long day starting with the publication of this big story where you tracked down this ledger in ukraine. tell us what you found and what it suggests. >> well, major kudos to my colleague andrew kreimer who was the one who went there to find the ledger. you have a situation there, legitimate economic ledger, and then you've got this off books cash ledger. and in that ledger there were 22 entries over a five-year period showing a total of $12.7 million assigned to paul manafort.
we don't know if he got the money. we don't know if the money went to anyone, his firm, his associates that investigation is underway by the ukrainian authorities. >> we do know he did serve as a political consultant to the president of ukraine and that that kind of money is flying around there and there's some very big players interested in what's hp happening there. you detail various business deals in your article, including one involving a russian who the united states government regards as kind of a gangster, who they don't think people should be in business with. and manafort's in business with these kind of people. >> that's absolutely correct. there are business dealings between them the russian olagar who has been barred. another man who is under
indictment here in the u.s. he was involved with, you know, revolving set of characters on the business front than on the political lobbying front. -- there is overlap between the political activities and the business activities. who knows what happened there. >> paul manafort released a statement saying he absolutely never received any cash payment. the statement takes an odd turn as you get down to the bottom of it. where it says all payments were made to my entire firm. are you saying that you as an individual never received cash payments? or did you receive giant cash payments, you just didn't take it to be for you as an individual? >> i think you bring up a good point. i read his statement very similarly. he says, well there were these
payments to my entorage. what we don't know who were the payments designated for. did they go to his associates, firm, and how much did he actually make? we've asked him how much did the party of regents pay for you for your services during that five-year period in question. when i last checked my e-mail, we had not received any kind of answer. >> and how much has a politician paid a political csultant is easily answered question and must be answered. you must file reports about that. >> he's playing on a tricky field. >> he refused to cooperate, refused to answer any questions. >> except for denials. >> barry, meier thank you for joining us. >> appreciate it. coming up, a tradition into a law, senator widen wants to require the release of presidential candidates' tax returns.
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did mr. trump's clear from the beginning is under audit. when the audit is completed he will release his terms. >> defending donald trump's refusal to release the tax return, the most question for mr. manafort now is, do paul manafort's tax returns reflect $12.7 million in cash that he might have been handed by his former political client, former president of ukraine.
despite my public urgings via twitter, no trump interviewer or manafort interviewer has asked released at least his audit letter from the irs proving that he is being audited or at least was audited, although an audit letter could indicate an audit commenced. we would have no way of knowing if it is still going on. so there is still no proof that donald trump is actually being audited. most of the press doesn't seem to understand that. in president nixon did release tax returns while he was being audited, so there's no reason why an audit should prevent a candidate from
releasing returns. hillary clinton and tim kaine released their returns on friday, along with this video. >> we will only really know if
he's a real deal or a phony if he releases his tax returns. >> the last 30 or 40 years every candidate has and i think donald trump should as well. >> you know, if you're running at a minimum, probably, you're going to have to show your return. >> if you didn't see the tax return, you would think there's something wrong, what's wrong. >> joining us now, the ranking member of the senate finance committee of oregon. thank you very much for joining us, areally appreciate it. >> thank you. >> senator -- as i said, it's a tradition that the candidates release their returns and you have an idea to make it requirement, tell us how you would do that. >> larry, first of all, i wish it wasn't necessary. this has been a 40-year expectation, democrats and republicans, the reality is a
tax return tells a whole lot about the people who want the world's most
demanding job, the tax return doesn't spin, it's all there in black and white when i have proposed is that within a couple of weeks after convention, candidate would make it public if they don't, it would, ineffect, be automatic, you would have the federal election commission get it from the treasury department, they would put it on the web site and the american people would have the facts. >> now, i would ask the first question that i would have asked to the finance committee council back when i was working there, is this constitutional? the constitution specifies requirements for the presidency, age, natural born citizen, but it doesn't specify you must release tax returns, tax returns didn't exist then. >> larry, it is definitely constitutional. this is well within the purview of the united states congress. in fact, i would say it is much like when the congress determined with the federal election commission that there
be financial disclose sures. >> so, this would be another element added within that fec regime that does dictate, in effect, behavior of candidates? >> i think you can say that. the reality is, the american people have a right to know and you've been touching on these questions throughout the show. for example, whether a political candidate has foreign investments. are there conflicts of interest there. does a candidate give to charity? these are questions that seems to me, democrats and republicans have all said, in effect, go with the turf. nobody is required to run for president of the united states, but there's been a standard that you would disclose this information and has, apparently, been the case fairly often when mr. trump thinks it's convenient. he just ignores the standard. >> i would like you to address
something since you're the highest ranking democrat jurisdiction over all of this in the senate, address something that i answer every once in a while on twitter, why doesn't the irs release the returns, why can't they say whether they're auditing donald trump or not. i try to explain, the rigorous privacy that surrounds tax information. but explain that to the audience about why this -- the -- how the irs is bound to secrecy in these matters. >> the irs -- and this has certainly been an important political issue, is held to very strong privacy strictures. the idea that the irs would just disclose this information automatically without the congress having the chance to debate this and direct that, just to me, would be over the line. i would rather not have to go forward with a law, larry, we usually think there are plenty of laws, but this is a case
where you have a candidate for president of the united states, in effect, flouting the public's right to know and he's doing it in a way that, in effect, walks back a tradition we've had for four decades that's been very much in the public interest. >> i would guess you would have bipartisan support for this that there's got to be a dozen or 25 republican senators you're working with every day who feel like their party just got hijacked by this candidate who it turns out, among other crazy things, won't release his tax returns and they want to keep people like that away from their nomination. >> you're being logical, larry, that's going to be my argument and i will be calling when we get to september after labor day, i'll be calling on the majority leader, mitch mcconnell, to bring this up right away as priority business for exactly the reason you've described and i would note that you ran a comment, again, from mitch mcconnell in the preview indicating that he, too, thought
that this was in the public interest. >> senator ron wyden the once and future candidate, thank you very much for joining us tonight, senator. >> thank you. coming up next, we'll go inside the desperate trump campaign war room with the "wall street journal" today asking donald trump to get out of the race and hand that presidential nomination to his running mate, mike pence. only an authentic booking.com property
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presidential campaign joining us in tonight's last word war room is katie pack, 2012 -- the "wall street journal" is, once again, clinging to this possible -- this possibility that somehow after labor day, by labor day donald trump will change, he'll start behaving differently. >> you know, it's inconceivable to me that there are people out there that think he's going to change his spots. this is a guy that's shown time and time again you can give him a teleprompter, he can read somebody else's words, the minute he's left to his own devices he's running in a different direction. even those who had fallen in line, are just exhausted by it. and so, you know, i don't have
any anticipation that things are going to change, i think if donald trump, you know, wants to keep any shred of dignity, he's going to have to get very serious about being a presidential candidate. >> and there's a lot of problems with that campaign trying to get serious, politico has a report saying that the state directors they've been hiring are not exactly the a team. they said veteran republican operatives say the battleground states they've never heard of trump state directors and they have limited familiarity with them and they know them and question their ability to do the job. this is the way this campaign began, people who would have never been in positions like that. >> absolutely. we've seen this from the beginning of the trump campaign they haven't been able to acquire really top level talent, even with all of the respect to mr. manafort, paul manafort is somebody who actually hasn't done a campaign in several days. we're seeing sort of his rustiness on the campaign trail. he has become a distraction this week with allegations of inappropriate behavior and
financial dealings in ukraine, that he's having to answer to. these are things that should not be confronting a presidential candidate. there are distractions, messy. this whole campaign is a hot mess. and i really do think that we're seeing the american people that are just tiring of it and that's why we're seeing these poll numbers that have just started to crash down to earth and they've got a real problem on their hands. i think that the day is coming very, very soon where the party, at large, is going to say, we've had enough and we're going to focus on down-ballot races and see what we can do to keep our floods from taking the down-ballots with them. >> every tweet has read like a leaked line from a concession speech, blaming the media. i'd be 20 points ahead if they told the truth about me. it's constant blame for why he's so far behind in the polls. he could use exactly those lines and we might hear them on
election night as part of his concession speech, why he lost. >> yeah. he sounds like a petulant child. these are the kind of things you hear from a child, complaining life hasn't been fair to them. this was a guy that was born on third base and running around acting like he hit a triple. he doesn't have too much to complain about. he managed to win these primaries. he had every opportunity. the lion share of the republican party has rallied around him, even though he didn't really earn that rate. he's continued to embarrass the party and exhaust the party. and i really do think that patience is wearing thin. >> katie packer, thanks for joining us in the war room, really appreciate it. >> thanks. coming up ms. moore from milwaukee will join us. we'll get a report there outside a killing of a black man by police that led to disturbances there.
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in just about 12 minutes, 10:00 central time, a curfew for milwaukee teenagers will go into effect after two nights of violence in the wake of a police shooting over the weekend. on saturday, a black milwaukee police officer shot and killed sevil smith a 23-year-old after traffic stop turned into a chase. they say he did not drop the gun that he was carrying, even after the officer told him multiple times to drop that gun. police say the gun was stolen loaded, semiautomatic handgun. officials say there is body camera video showing smith with that weapon. but that video won't be released until the wisconsin justice department has finished its investigation. today milwaukee mayor urged that the video be released. >> i want the video released. i believe the video will provide
a lot of context as to what's going on. i have not seen the video. i saw the still shot taken from the video from which the individual had a gun in his hand. >> on both saturday and sunday night local businesses and police cars were destroyed and police made more than 30 arrests eight officers were injured and 18-year-old was taken to the hospital last night after being shot in the neck. joining us now outside the milwaukee police headquarters nbc kerry sanders, what's the situation there tonight? >> we've actually moved from the police headquarters, lawrence, over into the sherman park area where there's been a fair amount of police activity tonight. in fact, some of the officers wearing riot gear. they have the zip ties on their side. we saw just a short time ago they had a car pulled over for about 20 minutes, just a short
distance from where i am, about three blocks, and we can see from this other picture, there was even some gunfire here this evening, so while things are calm and there's no repeat thus far of what's happened the last two nights, there's certainly a sense of the police being aware and a community that is on edge. as you noted, lawrence, there's a lot of people who would like to see that videotape released. it was a body camera, the police chief here calls it a silent movie because it was not recording any audio. that audio didn't click in. we won't actually, when we eventually see it, hear what the officer may have said to the suspect that he was chasing on foot. but what is, perhaps, most demanded from this community, they don't want to hear, as we just heard, the mayor describing what he saw in that single image, rather the folks here say they want to see it. as happens on situations like this, especially in a community
where people have distrust of the authorities, the police, they say, look, unless we get a chance to see it, why should we believe what we're being told. so what's holding up right now, as you noted, is the department of justice here in wisconsin has the videotape as part of their investigation. they're an outside agency. wisconsin turns to outside agencies to determine whether there was something right or wrong. so the videotape may not be released immediately, and until it's released, i think there's going to be a fair amount of people here, lawrence, that just don't believe it. they want to see it to understand it themselves. >> thank you, kerry, really appreciate it. congresswoman who represents the district where all this happened in milwaukee will join us next. energy is a complex challenge. people want power. and power plants account for more than a third of energy-related carbon emissions. the challenge is to capture the emissions before they're released into the atmosphere.
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>> every time one of these is released, it's usually a chief airing on the side of transparency at some risk to the criminal justice process. you're going to find very few, you know, career attorneys who are going to say, oh, yes, get that out in public as fast as possible. you're going to get some political figures who believe that very strongly as well as community activists, this is a balancing act and we're doing to try to do our best to get it right. >> joining us now congresswoman gwen moore whose district includes the city of milwaukee. thank you very much for joining us tonight. what's your reaction to what chief flynn said about that balancing act involved in releasing the video? >> i can tell you that our mayor and our police chief have really tried to be very responsible to the community over the course of the last few days. i'm really proud of the way that the clergy, the way community
based organizations, young black male elected officials have come together to try to bring regular order back to the city. and, in fact, we've seen a nate hamilton and maria hamilton brother and mother of dr. hamilton, dr. hamilton, of course, is a victim two years ago of a police shooting. we've seen them out in the streets, on their hands and knees picking up glass and debris from some of the burnt out store fronts. and so this is the community that's trying really, really hard to come together, really trying very very hard to address and acknowledge the frustration of the community, but yet trying to make sure that -- that we have some calm.
>> one of the things with the history of this subject shows everywhere in the united states, is that when you get a violent community reaction like this, it is never for that one individual incident, it's always an accumulation of past grievances that have not been satisfactorily addressed in terms of the community's understanding of them, at least. is that the case in milwaukee? >> oh, absolutely, lawrence. you know, we have one of the youngest african-american populations in the country. and the resources for jobs, for, you know, for economic well being, for basic things like being -- the abity to pay rent for women and the high incarceration rate for black men. we have the highest incarceration rate of
african-american men in the country. it creates a power kit. it's so ironic that on the same day that this violence broke out in milwaukee, i was on a panel where we discussed if we would just fix our infrastructure in this country, it would create 20 million jobs and that would work so well for a place like milwaukee who has seen, you know, not only such a downturn from its manufacturing base and center, but has not really recovered from the last recession. so we are in such need of those kind of resources. we also have had a sad history of police community relations, but i can tell you, we are working very, very hard to bridge that. >> congresswoman, gwen moore thank you very much for joining us. >> thank you.
pray for us. >> we will. just wanted to clarify for the audience the video you were seeing was not from tonight, it was what was happening over the weekend. everything is calm there now. we'll be right back. when heartburn comes creeping up on you. fight back with relief so smooth and fast. tums smoothies starts dissolving the instant it touches your tongue. and neutralizes stomach acid at the source. tum-tum-tum-tum-tums smoothies, only from tums.
>> what old days is he talking about, you mean, when we wiped out indian tribes or when we had a war with mexico and we took all that land? okay, but did we take any of germany, did we take anything from germany. did we take anything from japan after world war ii, no, that is not the way it works here but the donald trump audience doesn't seem to know that. that is tonight's last word, trump takes on terrorists. let's play "hardball." good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. for the third monday in a row, donald trump is trying to regain the offensive after three weeks of slipping poll numbers that have damaged his competitive position. today in what was billed as a
major speech on foreign policy, trump laid out new details about how he would fight terrorism at home and abroad. it comes after trump last week accused both president obama and hillary clinton of being the founders of isis. well, today he attacked clinton, saying she lacked, catch this, the mental and physical stamina to take on the terrorist group. here he goes. >> with one episode of bad judgment after another, hillary clinton's policies launched isis on to the world stage. importantly, she also lacks the mental and physical stamina to take on isis and all of the many adversaries we face. not only in terrorism, but in trade and every other challenge we must confront to turn our great country around. >> chief among trump's new proposals today is what trump calls a new policy of catch this phrase, extreme vetting.