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this sunday, trump 3.0. donald trump's evolving positions on immigration. is he now against deporting undocumented immigrants? >> there certainly can be a softens because we're not looking to hurt people. >> or is he still for it? >> there iso path to egalizatn, unless people leave the ountry. >>r is h not sure? 'll ask the head of the rns reince priebus and the clinton foundation under fire amid pay for play accusations. if hillary clinton wins, will that foundation needo be shut down? finally, the toxic state of this campaign. >> through i all, he has continued pushng discredited conspirac theories with racist under tones.
>> hillary clinton is a bigot who sees people of color on as voters. >> and what voters think of it. >> rotten eggs. >> skunk. >> gaage. >> joining me this sunday morning are andrea mitchell, nbc news's chief foreign affairs correspondent. hugh hewitt and joy reid. welcome to suay, it's "meet the press". >> announcer: from nbc news in washington this is "meet the press" with chuck todd. good sunday morning and we're happy to be back after a break for the olympics. how about team usa? worth the break to watch them dominate. let's state the obvious. it hasn't been a good week for either presidential candidate frankly or for the institution of american politics. a week that reagan with donald trump revamping ending with him
stating immigration and another and back on. the evolving do dert, don't deport statements confused the public and left his staff tongue tied at times. at the same time, the fbi discovered some 15,000 new clinton state department e-mails that will be released starting next moth guaranteeing that issue will follow hillary clinton through the end of this campaign. once more, the clinton foundation faced pay for play charges and calls for the clinton's to distance themselves further from the foundation if hillary clinton wins the presidency and candidates called each other nas in anasty and negative cpaign thatappears to be turning voters off. we'll s what that means down the road. but we begin with donald trump's ham-handed efforts to find a middle ground on deportation. was he for it before he was against it or a little bit of both? in iowa yesterday, trump tried to explain again. >> all the media wants to talk about is the 11 million people. >> after a week in an attempt to
moderate immigration turned into a muddle. >> there certainly can be a softening because we're not looking to hurt people. >> i heard people say it's a harden hardening. >> monday, trump appeared to defend topresident obama's poli. >> lots of people were brought int the country with existing laws. >> as the week went on, his position multiplied. >> they have to pay back taxes. they have to pay taxes. there is no amnty, as such. there no amnesty. >> there iso path to legalizatn. >> we talked aut -- >> unless people leave the country. >> trump evenolled a town hall audience. >> number one we'll see throw out. number two, we work with them. ready? number one. number two. [ cheers ] >> who knew that it would be donald trump? [ laughter ] >> tocome and convert the gop
base. trump's lest confusion may be an attempt to soften his image without alienating long-time supporters n. march more than half of trump supporters opposed allowing immigrants to stay in the country legally if they met certain requirements but 74% of voters overall supported eventual actual legal status. >> trump's positions on immigration is like shaking a gic eight ball. half the time it comes up and says shake again. it's reflecng what potions ought to be. >> a former editor at large, the national's right-leaning website and critic of steve ban none. the long-time char mn trump hired to run the flagging campaign. >> if the polls continue to not be good, then i would not be surprised to see him start edging out other members of the team by saying he's been telling trump all along he should do what he feels is in his heart. >> he's making the influence lt about clinton's health. >> i' not saying she's had a
stroke or anything like that but this is not the woman that we're used to seeing. >> she doesn't have the stamina to do it eve if she wante to, believe me. >> well, joining me now is the chairman of the republican party reince priebus. welcome back, sir. let's start with immigration. a month ago you predicted in an interview with the "washington examiner" what is his position specifically on the immigrants? >> you'll see he's giving prepared remarks on the issue i think very soon. i don't want to give a date. i think - let me. >> we dotknow? i mean thanks is sort of markable we don't know. >> i don't speak for donald trump. that's what i do know. here is what i know. his position will be tough. his position will be fair, but his position is going to be humane. he's going to build and complete the border wall that was set in place in 2006 by congress. it's going to be paid for.
i believe that he is going to when he talks about deportation, he'll go after people here and are criminals and shouldn't be here. >> who is a criminal under this circumstance, though? some people believe just being here illegally is a crime. >> sure. >> and that makes you a criminal. does that count? >> well, look, those are the things that donald trump is going to answer, and this is not obviously a simple question. these are not simple issues. if they were simple, obviously, the position -- >> simplified it a lot during the primaries some would argue over simplified it. >> he did simplify it. now he's reflecting on it and his position is going to be null. here is the thing, the part about what -- where donald trump is on this, is he's a guy whose going to be tougher on this issue, tougher on illegal immigration than any politician we've had as a nominee or ever could have as a nominee. that's not going to change. he's going to be a law and order candidate, he is. and a lawnd order president.
>> do you agree with some of the analysis that says this is jeb bush's lic >> i don't. i don't think you're going to see an easy path to legalition. >> bush's plan provided an easier plan. >> the gang of eight was an easier plan to legalization, an easier plan to citizen ship. you're not going to have a pathway to citizen ship with donald trump. that's off the table. there is no method by which someone is here illegally that is going to become a citizen and jump the line as hillary clinton wants to do. i mean, the real issue is look at the two plans. look where hillary clinton is. she wants to put barack obama's immigration plan on steroids. she wants millions of people who are here illegally to cut the line before anyone else. >> donald trumpraised parts of barack obama's immigration. >> parts of it. >> as far as deportation. >> parts of it but not illegal immigrants jumping the line like hillary clinton wants to do.
that's the issuement t. the issue is this is an election of choices. one, allow everyone in through complete amnesty or number two, a tough plan that's pafair and human. >> citizen ship is still on donald trump's plan. >> you'll have to ask him. >> where is the republican party on this? do you think that should be something that should be the position of the republican party? >> no, i believe in the interpretation of the supreme court on the issue. >> so you're comfortable with birthright citizenship? >> comfortable with it. i'm comfortable with it. i'm comfortable with the supreme court rulings on the issue. >> so your advice to him would be don't be toucng birthright citizen ship? >> a nominee is not -- does not have the -- doesn't have to adopt every single position and platform position of the republican party. if -- we're talking about and
what my onion isn birthright citizen ship does not necessarily haveo be adopted by a nonee. my exact view of immigration and how it should be pursued does not have to be adopted by a nominee. >> let me ask you this, in the infamous 2013 autopsy, this is what was written in it. if hispanic americans perceive a gop nominee or candidate does not want them in the united states, i.e. self-deportation, they will not pay attention to the next sentence. do you think donald trump understands this analys? >> i think he understands it completely. i think -- >> is that what this evolution is about? >> you know what? i don't know -- when you say what the evolution is about, what i think is that donald trump understands that with every position that it's taken and as you get closer to the white house, a degree of humani humanity and decency is part of every decision needs to be made. i know donald trump in private. i talk to him eve day. inow what he's thinking about the issues and this is a good
and descent man that wants to do the right thing and take every position he' talking about and pepper it wth decency, dignity and human tar. >> let's talk about race. donald trump called hillary clinton a bigot this week. do you think she is? >> you have to look at people's actions. you look at donald trump and his actions and developing and promoting women and breaking a mold, which today we think is nuts but 40 years ago broke the mold in allowingnyonwith any bre backckound, any faith, you look at hillary clinton. she labeled african american as super predators. her campaign and supporters in her campaign were the ones that the birther movement. it was bill clinton and her campaign in 2008 that questioned the success of barack obama, not based on his talent, but based on his race. it was their campaign. why can't we start judging these people based on what they actually did?
she gave out state secrets. she talkedabout race in a way that's unacceptable. >> this week's new york times outline what trump and his father may have done when it comes to basical keepin afican americans -- >> may have ne. this is the issue. this is what he may have done. >> if you lo what he's done as a developer, and putting together golf courses, these ubs, the things he's been doing for the last several decades, he has broken the mold when comes to this issue, and i can tell you where his heart is at. i know where his heart is at. >> one of the things he said, he said hillary clinton only views african americans as votes. not as human beings and this is what he tweeted out yesterday morning after the tragedy about dwayne wade, former heat, chicago bull whose cousin was shot and killed in chicago. dwayne wade's cousin was shot and killed walking her baby in chicago. what i' been sayg, afric
americans will in all caps vote trump. apprriate? >> here is what i think he's frustted with. democrats, i think, have been taking advantage of this vote and providing very little leadership to get things done in urban areas across america. i woed in wisconsin for tommy thomps when the first prate school choice bill was put together. it was democrts out of the cies, democrats in the power base of their party that fought school choice across the state of wisconsin. and to me, if you want to look at leadership in the cities, it's education reform, it's freeing up sba loans. these are things our party is champing and he says that and it's frustrating to see that the democrats go into these citi, i think take advantage of the vote and provide very little leadership in return. >> are you happy wi the hes?
>> look, i go with the flow, bas on what the campaign wants to do. i think kelly ann is doing a phenomenal job. i don't know steve bannon. >> we're learning his background and some of it -- is this the proper background that donald trump should be hiring if he's trying to appeal to women for instance? >> i don't know how much of it is true or not, neither do you. i don't speculate based on what other third parties say about people. i tend to judge people on what i see and interact with. >> one fil estion when it comes to the issue of the clinton foundation and tax returns. i want to ask it this way. donald trump haseen hitting her hard and saying all sorts of behind the scenes, pay for play allegations. does he have -- does it under cut the message if he doesn't release tax returns? would he have higher ground here and criticizing clinton's finances if we saw his tax returns? >> i don't think so. >> roger stone is the latest republican to call for dond trump relea the tax returns
a close friend of trump's? >> i don't thi so. if youlook at wt hilary clton has done -- when voters look at what llary clinton actually did, they see somebody that they believe broke the law. they see somebody whoave away sta secrets and see somebody that went t of her way- >> donald trump- >> but you're jdging -- >> we don't know. that'she point. >> but do you think -- >> let me ask you, if we don't know -- >> we know hillary clinton shouldn't be trusted with national secrets and with the most precious -- the most precious information that our country has in their hands. we know she can't be trusted. are you equating that the known -- >> wait -- >> conclusion that she can't be trusted with state secret to what could be in donald trump's taxes? >> we've had a history of every major nominee releasing their tax returns reince -- >> i'm not suggesting -- >> i'm -- >> he's a private businessman whose companies may or may not benefit from him being president. that's something voters should want to know. >> i'm not suggesting it's a
bject good journalist don't know. i'm suggesting it's pposterou >> to equate -- >> someone we kw gave away -- >> you're making an assumption. we don't know. >we do ow. c cow me said -- the. >> vulnerability. >> james comey laidut the case foss negligence. we don't know factually. yo dot have the smoking gun. >> you're telling me we don't have a smoking gun d we know, we know that confidential top secret e-mails were part of the information that was put in a private secret server. we know that to be the case. you're equating that knowledge to the possibility of maybe something isn't right in a tax return that we don't know about? come on. >> okay. reince pebus, i'll leave it there. good luck. >> it's been a good two weeks for donald trump and it's been a bad two weeks for hillary clinton. >> we'll let the panel assess
that very question right now. >> you bet. t panel is here. hugh hewitt, andrea mitchell. robert costa and joy reid. all right. costa, i'm going to put it to you. that question, a good two weeks for trump and bad for clinton. >> coming in trying to get populism back on track for trump and getting trump more disciplined in the message but this is a candidate uncomfortable stay something on script. we'll have to see how long it lasts. >> has he done damage on immigration or not, hugh? >> new york city i think he helped himself a lot to bring more humanity. it was a terrible two weeks. i think what we will hear, eight letters fara, fcpa. in trouble on the two complex laws. >> andrea, where are you on this? >> i think donald trump has helped himself on imigration by
muddying the waters and making it a little bit less coroversial, if you will, on deportation but he has to venn actually be more specific on the debate, let's say. on the law, go back to what cow comey said, he said over and over again -- and in the letter he sent to the committee afterwards he finds no basis for prosecution. and that has to be the bottom line. >> in the last part that chairman priebus and i were going backnd forth on, this issu you've got the issues that people hav with the clinton foundation and what we don't know abouttrump's businesses, is this equal or not? >> not even close to being equal. one of the things that is interesting is we discover one of the few things we have been able to find out is how much money he owes to foreign banks. hose questions are not going away. i think the american people as you rightly said to reinrein pr have a right to know.
one of the concerns a lot of democratde democratic strategists have had, donald trump has done more to energize after condition americans agait him in the lasttwo weeks of out reach than hillary clinton has done in a year. >> by the way, the steve bannon. >> what did you make ofthat? >> tells me there is concern -- >> i will say this, for every steve bannon there is every ann coulter there is more. there is a reflection. >> the roger stone. >> i'll say there isn'tomebody with connections to white nationalism in that group you mentioned except steve bannon and that's a significant problem for the trump campaign. >> the tru campaign is in new jersey. i've been covering bannon for five or six years. he's done zero press appearances. he has conway. these reports are getting republicans nervous. you hear it. >> was very -- we're finding
out. >> that was a tl to me, sounds like if the chairman had his preference. >> kelly ann conway is a great fa f the campaign. steve bannon is not. >> we'll be back in a moment to talk about the other person that had a rough week. hillary clinton. 15,000 new e-mails operated on a pay for play pay sbasis and we d about the ugliness of the campaign season but had a really ugly moment earlier this week. take a listen. >> i would like to talk to you about your commentsbo my being a racist you [ bleep ]. >> that voice mailessage left by maine governor paul lepage is just the latest example of a race to the bottom. maybe by too many politicians and it's somethinghat has a lot of voters
welcome back. turning to aeek we saw hillary clinton answeringuestions about e-mails and p for play or at least a pa for access. eight year ago after barack obama was first elected, members of his team exessed concerns about the foundation as clinton was tapped as secretary of state. joining me now to talk about that, david pluff, the architect of 2008 campaigns. welcome back to the show. >> good morning, chuck. >> i know you were not involved
in the transition negotiations at the time b tre was definitely concern about the aparance of a clinton as secretary of state and another clinton raising money from foreign entities at a private foundation. do you believe that the clintons upheld their end of the bargain when it came to the memo of the understanding that was signed by the white house at the time? >> i do. i think you have to stack back-check. the clinton foundation, it's universal agreement has done remarkable work around the world. i think donald trump contributed $100,000 to the foundation. the work it's done around aids and malaria, i think they will answer that by saying bill clinton will step down but again, if you look at this from a campaign perspective, you've got the foundation and you've got donald trump's merirky worl. amazing to me, of all the things donald trump has done and a hall of fame of unforced errors that hurt candidacy, the thing he's most concerned about is what is in the tax returns and business
dealings. his foreign policy i basically centered around attacks on china. he probably has hundreds of millions of dollars of exposure there. fondness for vladimir putin. there is legitimate questions october the clinton foundation and presses clearly spending a lot of time on that but if you look at both candidates in terms of who can you trust and financial dealings, there is not much of a comparison. >> let me go back to the clinton foundation. why what was okay at state not okay as president? and it makes you wonder like why didn't -- whyasn't there thought of former president bill clinton stepping down from the foundation eight years ago? >> listen, i think there is a lot ofransparency and a great deal obviously, releasing of donors and information being released to why there is so much attention on this. but i think it's appropriate. by the way, i'm glad they are not falling into the drop of shutting down the clinton foundation. >> why is that? >> the clinton foundation does remarkable work all around the world and i think as long as there is the rght transparency,
right accountabity and those procedures are clear to the public, i think it's a huge at butte and contribution to the world. >> isn't it a concern, though, if you're at the clinton foundation and you're a mayor donor, isn't it a concern now if you're a donor considering how much of a political hot potato it could be, doesn't it undermine the clinton foundation efforts because of the political nature of things involving it? >> i don't think so. if you're someone that cares about the work the clinton foundation is doing around the world. you're going to be very, very passionate about continuing the work going forward and people will intensify because i think at the end of the day, these are political attacks. i get we're in a political season. it's undeniable. it a universal fact, the clinton foundation is a great addition to thelobal scene. >> i guess the issue has to do with the purchasing of access. which is legal. supreme court said it is essentially legal to buy access of a politician within reason. not to get smething in return,
beyond access, but i that really the problem? the fact that that is legal that essentially a lotf people do expect access in return for a contribution? >> well, my strong belief is i don't think people gave to the clinton foundation expecting access. melinda gates, mohammed. you got people, very wealthy people who care about the work of the clinton foundation. >> what about the government of qatar? are they looking for? secretary of state wills meet with leaders around the worl you do that anyway er the course of business. >> i want to ask abut the race in general. the last ti you were on, you express concern that hillary clinton couldn't do well in places like virginia and colorado. well, it's the first tw states that essentially the campaign pulled out of becse they think they have put the campaign away. how did you miss that? why did you miss read those two states in particular?
>> those are two tough states. they were uniquely suited to barack obama so when we had that conversation, i think the assessment is donald tmp would do some things to appeal to the middle of the electret. he's not. basically have a psychopath running for president. he meets the clinical defition -- >> wa a minut do you really think- diagnosing people on air and i assume you don't have a degree in psychology, is that fair? i mean -- >> well -- >> wee jumping to conusions here. i tnk this what gets voters frustrated with this kind of thing. >> listen. he -- the notion of self-worth, pathological lying. so here is -- i think he does, right? i don't have a degree in psychology but here is -- chuck, basically the race sits today. i think hillary clinton is guaranteed at least 269 electoral votes because virginia and colorado both campaigns are
away. >> >> at the end of the day 20% chance it's close three points and likely going to be a landslide. and donald trump has less than zero % and sitting at 269. and in florida, states of ohio, nevada have the advantage. suburban and impre younger voters. >> prepping for donald trump today and who would you have portray trump? would you have a mark cuban, something like that? >> well, it's a great question. i think, it is going to be difficult because you have to prepare for many different trumps, like well behaved modest
tru trump. a trump that doesn't prepare for anything. i think the job of praring for trump is difficult. you have to have somebody that can play many different roles. it's pface nating. >> you were in the white house dealing with politics of obama care for years. these are headlines in the last couple weeks, washington post won is the one i want to emphasize, health care exchange signups fall short of forecast, literally, one half of what was projected at this point in time on signups, let me ask you this, how concerned are you that ocho b obamacare could implode? it's not been a good year for it? >> not at all. you got to step back. you had millions and millions of amerans with health care coverage. health care costs obviously have been on a descent trajectory. so in terms of overall health care costs for the country. what will happen after this election, though, is obviously you'll have the space to say okay, what is working well and
almost all of it is. what needs to be strengthened. you'll see a lot of republican governors acre accept medicaid funding. there is no doubt over time you'll step back and say what needs be adjusted? >> given the insurance companies iling on a public option now a mistake? >> i think the president spoke recently about that, that he -- i don't think you could get a public option passed. that wasn't going to get pasted. we barely passed t. at the end of the day the presidentpoke and that's prt of the soluon going forward. >> always a pleasure. you t it. a lot to chew on there. we'll be back with the panel in a moment and later, those reports of increasing
foundation stuff. while i was interviewing reince priebus. mike pence was on cnn and said let's be clear, nothing has changed. his position on illegal information, illegal immigration, principals and policies are absolutely consistent and actually thanks reminded me of something a spokesperson for the trump campaign christina pearson said. let me play it and let's talk about it. >> he hasn't changed his position on immigration. he changed words he is saying. what he has always said from the beginning -- [ laughter ] >> no, that he does not want to allow people to stay in this country illegally. >> look, priebused a bitted he changed his position and what he said in the primaries is different, hugh. are they playing too many ret e rhetorical games here? >> that's the north star he cannot depart and will not. he's always been ambiguous on touch back. who knows what that meant. >> we have robert costa here
reporting to the washington post that donald trump tends to reflect the words of the last person that ske to him and you can see the disconnect that he literally says it's a softening and got uncomfortable with the word softening and said it's a hard and incredibly durable and strong wall and i think donald trump has not thought deeply about policy but reflecting whoever is nearest to him or the crowd cheering. >> it's the crowd that's cheering. it's the push back and it --ou saw the mos blatant example he did a poll and said to the owd at the hannity town hall what do you nt? do you want to deport them all or not? is it? it's like the romacircus. thumbs up, thumbs down. he's reacting and there is a fight for the mind and heart of donald trump. >> kelly ann -- >> you got to think about trump as someone surrounded by an orbit. you got roger ailes there and
laura ingraham and steve ban in there and kelly ann conway and the family worried about the brand for rump. you have all thes voices and trump doesn't have a populace core. that's not who he is. this crucial trunk tour is being flooded with advice. >> the businessman in him probably is why he keeps gravitating toward middle ground because ultimately, middle ground is where he's comfortable. >> i should point out kelly ann said roger ailes was not at that meeting. there was is a disconnect there. she said she's not been at a meeting roger ails is a friend and advor. >> ails may have been not in that same -- >> the question i think that voters could rightly ask then, if this is a person so easily weighed by the loudest voice in the moment, what does that mean for his decision making? you look at the people around him. people like steve bannon who is a toxicersonlity around him
and think about that inner circle. >> we may be one drop away from bannon not being part of this campaign. >> secretary clinton carries more baggage. >> i want to transition -- >> sidney blumenthal. if you want to talk about toxic people, let's hone in on sydney. >> when you talk about the people behind him. donald trump'economic advisors are donors and a policy that would be beneficial ending state his state tax. >> i clinton foundation, what i don't understand is the obama white house knew this was a problem. >> signed by everybody. >> and means you know was interesting, he wasn't fully
comfortable. i noticed th week they rally around her allhe time except are the foundation comes up. i didn't see danfeiffer. david axelrod tweets backing her up. >> here is the push back and something that we really have to get on because they say they are winding it down but what i'm told is it is really hard to wind this down. for one thing, she was asked on friday and foundation operations on the nd. the clinton foundation does do. and the foundations acre cemented the whole health care component. chelsea clinton is going to be on the board. i've been saying this. that's not news. the fact is that she's still going to be on the board to wind this down. >> doing good work. >> let me finish. bill clinton said that on to all of us in the press on wednesday that they are not going -- they
don't want anyone to befird. it's going to be a slow wind down. not by the times if she's elected. >> i'm not saying -- >> the quid proquo. >> one moment. >> the quid is very wealthy people, give 11.5 million people aids drugs and huma abedin may call you back. we have to ask whether we've invented a standard. the george bush foundation, which benefits him and his library and accepts foreign donations existed through the eight years of his son's presidency. i don't recall us asking whether people who might want to influence president george w. bush because if they give to a foundation that benefitted not financially. >> the state department said they find nothing where there is
proof of action and i've got to tell you when we went through the a.p. story, they found e-mails -- >> can i tell you, wen we're debating -- very quickly. when we're debating proof of this and that. here is what the voter hears. rich people get access and by the way -- >> that's -- >> that's legal and that's american politics. >> this is the key question. i went on the trails with mike pence yesterday talking to swing voters for trump. you get the sense the clintons came out with a bright speech on the trump campaign and the republicans have all this chatter about the clinton foundation. who is hearing what right now in this campaign? 7 five days left, the clinton campaign and foundation. >> great closing point. we'll pause it there. there it s. when we come back,epublicans are making registration gains in somexwxexe
we ar back. it's data downlad time. you may have ard donald trump is energizing republican voters and building a registration advantage going into the fall but the numbers show much more of a mixed picture. let me go through it. we decided to take a close look at five battle ground states with significant hispanic populations, north carolina, florida, colorado, arizona and nevada. since the beginning of this year, republicans seen bigger registration increases in two
states, florida and nort carolina. whi democrats have seen greater voter registration increases three. advantages in colorado, nevada and arona. and we know the unusual gop nominating fight and enthusiasm for trump did increase republican registration in all of these states. so, how do you explain the increase democratic registration? well, let's look at hispanics. in these five states, there are 18 counties with hispanic populations over 100,000. in 14 of the 18. registration grew at a higher rate than the sate as a whole and in 15 of these 18 counties, the registration advantage went to the democrats. now this is all significant because and these growing ounties newly registered voters are more likely to be brand-new voters to the process. not just to the democratic party. meaning more new voters in november for clinton. and as david wasserman, gains in north carolina and florida are
often formally regier democrats who already have been voting republican in the general election for years. many of them, though, switched party registration to vote in the primaries for the first time. that doesn't translate into new republican votes in november. just a new republican primary electr el
we are back. this has been, shall we say, an ugly week in american politics. let me roll a compilation here. >> hillary clinton is a bigot. >> who should be talking about hillary clinton's health. >> go online and put down hillary clinton illne, take a look at the videos for yourself. >> john mccain has fallen down on the job. he's gotten weak, old, i do know what happens to the body and mind at the end of life. >> through it all, he has continued pushing discredited conspiracy theories with racist under tone >> mr. trump we know paid zero taxes in at least four years. >> if you look at a guy's tax return, and you find he's using to not paying taxes, there is a guy that's trying to dodge veterans. >> so the lowest moment that did take place in the presidential
level took place in maine. look at the voice mail the governor of main left. >> i wld like to talk to you about your comments about me being a racist you [ bleep ]. and i want to talk to you, you want -- i want you to prove that i'm a racist.t. i've spent my life helping black people and you little son of a [ bleep ] socialist [ bleep ]. >> yeah. >> wow. >> and i didn't even bring up -- we had a republican senator call the president a drug dealer. we've had other -- andrea, we always say new low and cry wolf four years ago now nasty the campaign is is. we surpassed anything. >> we go back to showing peter heart's focus group. >> i have more of it. >> when asked what is the odor of the scent, skunk, eggs. >> i may not hear it from you. let's hear it from them. let me show you. >> good. >> from chemistry class, sulfur, rotten eggs.
>> garbage. >> i can't say it on the air so i'l say dead fish. >> stinks. >> garbage. >> rotten eggs. >> skunk. >> skk. >> skunk. >> garbage. >> garbage. >> let me set the scene, four are trump voters, four clinton, four undecided. they are unified on one thing. the odor on the campaign. >> it is loathing of hillary clinton. among some of her supporters that said she's a liar. they don't like her to fear, real fear of donald trump because of things he'said and because of how the clinton team has portrayed him as being reckless and notup to being commander in chief. >> i think voters, we have -- what are we doing? it's getting uglier and louder that you've elected officials feel like they have to say -- >> chuck, the -- >> to get through? >> the great irony,illary clinton did this speech. the irony is this is the kind of discourse that the alt-right
dreams of. the driving idea and sort of embodiethis is to explode the idea ofunacceptable, acceptable and tk aut people inhe lgbt comnity because their idea is what is destroying conservatism, republican in the country. this is the campaign of the dreams. >> when i talk to my sources in the republican party, close to the trump campaign their outlook is bleak. if the clinton campaign can make the argument this is about temperament and tone, the swing voters in the suburbs of north carolina and ohio are likely to tilt toward clinton. >> but bigger than trump and clinton. i don't want to get lost. this is bigger than trump and clinton in that we have conditioned the american political whatever you want to call it now, american mpolitics
institution to this cru >> it is a resentment election. some are run o celebration and hope like president obama in 2008 these two candidates have been around for so long inhe public eye, they have many enemies and president was new, tt romney s new, john main was a war hero. we h two cycles where people are afraid to take the gloves off. both have been punching bags for everyone. >> i want to bring up the fact it's clear that senators can say drug dealer with the -- >> a it starts, i would say this is what a great senator called defining it down. it is so course and so vulgar but i guess you would say who started it? maybe it started -- >> it's not about who started it. i don't want to get into that. it is. there is rough and there is -- >> it is rough. >> there is rough. >> there is name calling. >> it's natural -- >> defined a new low. you have to go back and look at sarah palin realities in 2008. a lot of african americans looked at the campaign and said this is the begning of opening
a door on race we're now oning on other areas. there is a pivot point thatid begin with the essential of barack obama. >> especially after two years, regan, '88 was a rough campaign and administrations and '60, '68 had a lot of fire to it. this is different because it's 24/7 media environment and each minute and everyone -- >> i think it's -- >> a lot of the provocatives are entrepreneurs. >> that is the reason why it's become acceptable. >> the fact checking doesn't seem to matter. >> we'll be back in 45 seconds with end game. the opponents of political correct n correctness, speaking of, got an interesting alley in the unlikeliest of places. >> coming up, "meet the press" end game brought to you by end game brought to you by boeing♪ mapping the oceans. where we explore. protecting biodiversity.
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meet the press end game is brought to you by boeing. >> we are back, back now with end game. interesting little note. at the university of chicago to incoming students. let's put it on the board. this is note. our commitment to academic freedom means we do not support so-called trigger warnings, we do not cancel invited speakers because their topics might prove
controversal and individuals can retrea from ias and perspectives at odds with their own. i have to say this came across after wat has been an odd few years of maybe over campus reactions, as this was i thought what college was about. >> a lot of research universit universities and schools that don't have the same problems, are putting this out. there are guidelines on -- most universities now we're not cancelling speeches no matter how controversial or offensive and that gets back to the definitions that go all the way -- >> but going to college >> debate. >> to have deba and access to controrsial -- >> this was done because o a committee t together by jeffrey stone. a big liberal. i used this teaching law for years. professor stone is an adamant defender of open expression everywhere and it's long over due and i'm not surprised the university of chicago started it. >> joy, somebody might say you just talked about the meanness of the campaign before and now you guys are praising it. there is a difference.
this is being done with intellectual leto it. >> there are teachers nervous about t letuctures because there might be reaction from a student. i think we've gone too far in the direction of not allowing intellectual debate. as long as colleges are careful not to allow harassment, which in the enter anytime age c happen. >> i love there is a real protest, movement. people are politically engaged there is too ch sensitivity deferring view. everyone should be respected but at the same time, when i was at noe dame, i loved when i heard someone from the far left versus right. let's see the debates. >> i got to go to school and one day i saw jesse jackson and the next day newt gingrich. it was great. and i went to both events. >> let's face it, hillary clinton started as a gold water republican girl and it was all of the years and the people she came in contact withhat
changed her and we all change. >> for euge mccarthy. >> does ideology be part of the conversati in newsrooms and all sorts of places. >> one her thing about your comment about the '88 campaign and what they did with the helmet and the rest, it was a rough campaign but pre talk radio and cable tv and really pre internet and the velocity of what is going back and forth and meanness and crudeness of the campaign and the fact you can get four pa knock owes but doesn't matter. >> what a week. good to be back. love the olympics but i was done with the marathons. two marathons are enough. we got our own, 70 plus days of it. if it's sunday, every singl sunday for the rest of this