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ton the backlash after the president unleashes a hit jobs on the brains and physical appearancen of an anchor oh this network. as the white house defds the boss many of the fellow republicans are saying it's beneath what should be the did dignity of the office. and the russia investigation, a "wall street journal" article out ton brings michael flynn's and the russia investigation, a "wall street journal" article brings michael flynn's name back in the news as we are covering "the 11th hour" that gets under way. well, good evening, once again from our msnbc news headquarter here. 161 day of the president's administration. and the cell phone, and the damage it can cause. today it was a personal attack aimed at the anchor at this network. this is what the president wrote early this morning. quote. i heard poorly rated morning joe speaks badly of me, don't watch
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any more. then how come crazy mika along with psycho joe. she was bleeding badly from a face lift. i said no. later in the afternoon, sarah huckabee defended the indefensible, saying the president hits back when hit, saying the media has been unfairly mean. >> did the president go too far with this tweet and in its deeply personal nature? >> i don't think so, i think the president has been attacked mercilessly on many accounts on that program. i think he has been very clear when he gets attacked he is going to hit back. >> where does the president draw the line on the dignity of the office? >> i think he shows that every day in the decisions that he is making. the focus and the priorities he laid out in his agenda.
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i think that the president is pushing back against people who attack him day after day after day. >> doesn't he have to meet a higher standard than a cable news anchor? >> look, i don't think you can expect somebody to be personally attacked day after day minute by minute and sit back, look, the american people elected a fighter. >> there was a poll this week that 68% of the voters said the president's tweets are distracting. only 22% said they were effective. >> i think any time the president has a chance to speak to the american people is a good thing. look, everybody wants to make this an attack on a woman. what about the attacks on him? i'm a woman and i have been attacked multiple times. >> are you going to tell your kids this behavior is okay? >> look, i have been asked before when it comes to role models as a person of faith i
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think we all have one perfect role model. and when i'm asked that question i point to god and to my faith. and that is where i would tell my kids to look. >> the first lady's office put out a statement in response, and it's something the first lady has said publicly quote, as the first lady has stated publicly when her husband gets attacked he will punch back ten times hea harder. the president's attack on mika brzezinski comes amid the senate trying to cobble votes on their health care plan, even as members of congress leave town before the july 4th recess. and he sat between two critical senators on the vote. colins and merkowski.
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>> particularly, when you're the president of the greatest country on earth you have a special obligation to be above this. i was really dismayed by the president's tweets. >> i think it's wrong and inappropriate, and my tweet speaks for myself. >> if it were me, one, i wouldn't have done it if it were me. but if it were up to me, i would. >> i am just embarrassed. embarrassed isn't the right word. i just regret it. >> well, say nothing of the democrats, a lot of the republicans to be fair condemned what the president did today. and this afternoon at the start of her own broadcast, our friend nicole wallace, lifelong republican opened her broadcast with a personal comment that probably spoke for a lot of people. >> before i open this up to my table, a couple of thoughts, one
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an apology. two, as a woman who is fortunate enough to work in the white house as a public servant, all the women collecting paychecks, you should all go on the record and condemn your boss's comments and you should work behind scenes to educate him just how offensive they are. three, as someone who once proudly called myself a republican the party willperman so lo -- mysogony, i ask if the most powerful man in the world gets away with this, how do women plan to raise their children. >> let's bring in the chief washington reporter for the boston herald, kim at k-- adkin,
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welcome back to the program. the white house had a stark choice today, to as we said defend the indefensible. and while it took invoking god, sarah huckabee sanders chose to do so and ohere it's been said over and over again for an audience of one. >> right, and showed this pattern of this white house and this president never apologize. never back down. the bar is never too low. and i think that this also speaks to a bigger trait that we can probably see more, there are a lot of traits people have been talking about, about what this says about the president. one, the reason that this has gotten under his skin so much is pe mika brzezinski and joe, is because he felt oh, they were his friends, he had done them favor and there should have been an exchange of friendship.
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and loyalty. they should never criticize him and always defended him. and he expects this from people around him. he will expect it from world leaders and from members of congress. and when people he considers his friends or his allies don't come to his defense or criticize him, is this the type of response we can expect to see from him until he shows a sign of changing i think that is a risk further down the road that he will lash out against others on the world stage or in his own party. >> and shannon, while you were talking we saw the leader of south korea arriving today. the two couples had dinner in the white house. we could only guess what that was like in the middle of all of this. kim, i want to play something as we say in television, this is not the first time the issue of donald trump and women has been an issue because of his own words. >> you've called women you don't like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and
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disgusting animals. >> only rosie o'donnell. she gets out and asks ridiculous questions, you could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever. >> donald trump said the following about you, quote, look at that face, would anyone vote for that? can you imagine that face as the next president? >> one of the worst things he said was about a woman in a beauty contest, he loves beauty contests, supporting them and hanging around them. and he called this woman ms. piggy. then he called her ms. housekeeping because she was latino. >> that person was a ms. universe person. and she was the worst we ever had. she was the winner, and she gained a massive amount of weight. and it was a real problem. >> i'm automatic attracted to
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beautiful women. like a magnet. >> and when you are a star they let you do it. you can do anything. grab them by the -- >> kim, do you expect this latest incident changes anything? >> absolutely not, one point that sarah huckabee made at today's briefing is the american people knew exactly who they were electing and that is absolutely true. the president made no secret of his thoughts and his ability to say really offensive things to women. i think the problem moving forward, look, i don't expect anybody in the white house who was paid by this administration to stand up and go against him. but i think that nicole made a great point about the republican party. i think this statements on twitter and condemning the statement. even susan colins on this
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network as you played condemned his statement, when asked what she was going to do about it, she said she was going to work with the president and respect him as the president of the united states and respect the agenda. if that is what happens there is no consequence and this is normalizing that behavior. republicans are the only people who can really stand up to him and say this is unacceptable, you have to stop or we're going to stop advancing your agenda. >> and last but not a lot of press. the president on the phone with the newly elected leader of ireland when he singles out the visiting irish journalist, here is that exchange. >> where are you from? we have all of this -- >> oh, good. she has a nice smile on her
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face. >> the latest exchange. a couple of points on one really important one. tonight's story deals with a friend of ours. a colleague of ours, mika brzezinski has been a very loyal friend to so many of us. however, we should note, mika herself asked that we cover this as a news event. she is going to address it tomorrow morning on morning joe. given all of this, question to you is, is there anyone in this life or circle who can talk to him? >> ivanka is the one that can talk to him about this. but she only has so much influence over her father and that has been proven time and time again. her father has made for secret of doing this time and time again. his behavior is not just a one-off, there is a pattern to it. you just played multiple times on the campaign trail and before that where he would go after women. he would go after people that he felt attacked him. listen, this president is very
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easy to understand. if he doesn't feel like he is being treated with respect or he doesn't feel like he is being treated fairly, he feels like it's fair game to go as low as he can go to make you feel small. to make you feel little and to belittle your position, and he has done this with mika brzezinski before, our colleagues, the male colleagues as well. this is a pattern of behavior. donald trump is not going to change because he is the president of the united states. kimberly put it perfectly, there were no consequences for his behavior. when he was on the campaign trail there were no consequences then. his poll numbers didn't tank. he kept winning primaries. the consequences were the republican party tried to throw him under the bus but then his poll numbers didn't tank and they all got back on board. and they supported him and many voted for him. now that he is the president of the united states you can have
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republicans come out you condemn his language and say no, i would never say that but if the next day they're going to work with him and try to get a bill passed there are no consequences and he can continue doing what he has been doing. >> shannon you have written about the effort to get the cell phone out of the hands of the president of the united states. >> his close personal friends have urged him to stop tweeting. his lawyers have urged him to stop tweeting. he is not going to stop. and i think as i talked to people about this, there is a belief on his part that i need to stay true to who i am. that people elected me knowing all of these things as you know, katie and kimberly both said there were no consequences. and i don't want my base to think that i went to washington and i changed. i want them to think i'm still the same fighter, the single politically incorrect person. that i came off as some swamp
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monster. he is trying to maintain that image, if there is any strategy behind this. but of course there is also a lack of impulse control which his friends admit they don't know what to do about it. >> that being said, i had a long conversation today with those close to donald trump and those in the white house who say they feel like they're under attack. they say they feel like donald trump has a platform and let him use it because this is the only way he needs to get through. he needs to be a fighter, say what he needs to say and he is a fighter. they point to cnn, as evidence. they don't feel like there is any standard and they don't feel like they need to live up to one either. >> kimberly, i have heard journalists talk about the agenda, saying what does this do to the president, his administration on capitol hill where relationships are everything? >> yeah, i mean, i'm sure
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republicans are not thrilled to have to stand next to this president. now at a time where he is doing things that is really underneath the dignity of the office. but as i said i think what happens is they move on, they move on to health care, or to tax reform after that. i think as much as possible, i think mitch mcconnell did as much as possible, staying out of the scene and working on his bill altogether. i think you will see a lot of it. they don't want to miss this opportunity having control of the white house and congress to try to move. they called this a distraction as opposed to really standing up to it. i think they're going to push it aside as a distraction, move on with their agenda and pretend like it did not happen. >> and katie, our friend and co-worker, mika just buried her dad, a long-time public servant. and must deal with this. on air, mika, wants this to be
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dealt with as the news story that it is. you know what it is like to be under attack from donald trump and have to deal with it while people are watching you publicly. >> no journalist wants to be part of the story or called out. first and foremost, you're just trying to do your job, asking him fair questions about policy can put you in the line of fire. doing your job, and holding him accountable for his inconsistencies, doing your job and saying hey, what you just said right there that is not true. democr that can put you in the line of fire. none of those things are fair in donald trump's mind. he expects people to give him a lot more credit for what he has done and to be a lot more friendlier to him. if they're not, he feels like it's fair game to go after you. as a reporter, it's
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uncomfortable, what are you going to do? keep your head up, keep reporting just as mika will do tomorrow morning. >> and joining us, a superb journalist. coming up after the break, will the president's latest attack represent some kind of breaking point for members within his own party. we'll continue to take on that question when "the 11th hour" continues. the future isn't silver suits and houses on mars,
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obviously i don't think it as an appropriate comment. look, what we're trying to do is improve the civility of the debate and this obviously doesn't do that. >> okay, that was speaker ryan addressing the comments that the president made about mika on twitter. republicans have been forced to answer questions about donald trump's comments since the day he became their nominee. it has not always been an easy way to walk. >> what do you think about trump that if you don't get along with him you would pay a big price? >> i watched it live, was sitting in my office and watched it life, yeah, i think i just laughed out loud. truth is stranger than fiction. >> i already answered the question about the wiretap. >> on the question of the nomination, going to somebody who is actually running for president do you agree with donald trump's statement that there would be riots? >> if someone with a clear lead
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-- >> nobody should say such things in my opinion, because to even address or hint to violence is unacceptable. >> the question has come up again today and tonight, what will the breaking point be for republicans? with us tonight, kelsey snell, who covers "the washington post," welcome back to the broadcast, both of you. congressman, we'll start with you, number one about paul ryan whose job is in addition to keeping his caucus, his party together to carry the water for the administration through congress. and to you personally, david, how did today feel as a former but proud republican office holder? >> heartbreaking. and many of us are still looking for answers and looking for leadership within the republican party. but the hill republicans are answering to the same base that donald trump is, it's the same
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voters. that is why nothing will change today. donald trump is a man with hate in his heart. a small and weak man with a special type of cruelty to insult a woman on the world stage over her appearance. and he owes mika brzezinski an apology but he will not do it. the impact internationally is that the world leaders are looking to him as the american voice on the hill. you now have senators once again cringing and distancing themselves but ultimately going to stick with him. but brian, we can't overlook the fact that donald trump is the face of the republican party, the party that once boasted reagan, and the bushes, this is a man who we know insults women, and immigrants, and war heroes, and if that is donald trump, that is the republican party. >> i heard it put sarcastically tonight, what are the americans waiting for, a president polling
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at 36%, a health care bill polling at 12%, or a president that goes against its incumbent, all of those three things have happened. >> let's be clear, republicans don't want to talk about this. it was clear all day trying to talk to them about health care, that this -- they could not escape the conversation about these tweets and they absolutely don't want to talk about it any more. they want to talk about health care even though as you guys already cited the health care plan is not particularly popular. they would rather have a conversation about the policy. to be fair as the day went on people really did shift to talking about health care. much of the conversation by the end of the day had drifted away from the tweets. but this is like stalking, they can't escape it, it's just beyond the surface. they don't have a good answer with what they could say to the president. many of them owe the re-election
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to the president propping up the republican numbers and he is the president who will eventually sign the bills they want passed so it's a very difficult relationship. >> david, can you imagine the same thing? mitch mcconnell's job trying to soften things from different factions. can you imagine this meeting next week between trump and putin? >> so this is trump's party, and not mcconnell's party, and frankly republicans have to deal with the fallout every day. mitch mcconnell is a vote counter with an jenld agenda to in many ways he is trying to do that. one of my big problems, for years under obama we would say we're a co-equal branch. we have our job to do. we are stronger now under obama than donald trump in terms of congressional republicans.
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paul ryan and mitch mcconnell need to own their authority and pass the agenda and put it on the president's desk and say take it or leave is because we can't cold yfollow you in areas policy or integrity. >> kelsey, i asked you before, what remains of their agenda especially if you were on the hill if you had to name their priorities or target dates? >> i would say their priority is getting some of the nominations down in the senate and getting health care through. it's very hard to see what else is on the agenda. they do at some point in time in the very near future have to get a spending bill passed. they have until september 30th to figure it out. there are so many disagreements within the republican party about what their priorities are. there is a lot of discontent from republicans i speak to about not knowing what the path forward would be. we heard all through the obama
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administration that republicans wam wanted leadership from the white house and wanted direction. they blamed the obama administration for not providing that. and frankly the trump administration is not providing that either. >> kelsen, snell, david jolly, one of them covers congress, the other escaped congress to great success. thank you both. up next, guess who the president will sit down with face to face at the summit in germany? i'm afraid we gave away the surprise but we'll talk about that meeting when "the 11th hour" continues.
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but i want to ask about this meeting with president putin coming up next week, just confirmed. and the question is whether the president will bring up election interference. it is clearly the big topic between russia right now, the fact that russia meddled in the election, will the president ask putin about that? >> obviously i'm not going to get ahead of the meeting. we'll talk about it when that takes place. >> the president will indeed meet with vladimir putin next week, kind of a side bar conversation as part of the larger g20 summit in germany, hosted by merkel of germany. there is also this, quote, gop operatives saw clinton e-mails
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from hackers implied a connection to flynn. joining us tonight, michael crowley has just published a piece on the worries about this trump/putin meeting. more on that in a minute. and former department of justice prosecutor, these days a georgetown law professor, paul butler who we know escaped washington for the confines of our studios here in new york. and we're glad he has, welcome to you both. michael, your task tonight for members of the audience who have not read and d digested the fly story. walk us through it. >> well, brian, the shane story, i think this is really significant because it provides us with potentially the most -- it's the most specific potential evidence of collusion between trump associates and the kremlin. and that potential evidence is
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that -- a republican opposition researcher, a man in his 80s who passed away in may, actually, was apparently trying to -- it's an amazing story, when you say it out loud you can hardly believe it. made contact with russian hacker who he believes may have hacked into hillary clinton's private e-mail servers, found those thousands of deleted e-mails, extracted them. this guy wanted to get in touch with the hackerin eers and get e-mails and was telling people he was associated with michael flynn, we talked about it earlier. he was the top adviser during the campaign, and was fired because of giving inaccurate statement s about his contacts with the russians. he said if flynn was acting in
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it, it was recent to the campaign role. this is a murky story, the journal has a passage in there that says investigators are looking at intelligence reports that seemed to have captured conversations among russian hackers saying they did want to get clinton deleted e-mails and transfer them to michael flynn through an unnamed intermediateary. so there is the corroborating evidence. again, in conclusion this would be the most specific potential evidence of this collusion that trump and white house officials are saying left and right simply doesn't exist. it could be a game changer if it has legs. >> all right, which is precisely why we have a professor here, what if any of this would be illegal? >> so this is seismic. what we know before today is that the trump campaign operatives had all of these
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weird contacts with russia. that is not illegal. today we learn that this trump supporter reached out to russians, asked about hacked e-mails, was very interested in hillary clinton's deleted e-mails trying any way he could to find them and also in close contact with michael flynn. at the same time we have candidate trump allegedly joking about gee, if the russians have these hacked e-mails i should would like to see them. so again, we didn't know before today that there was actual collaboration between trump campaign officials. >> that is what puts this in a different league about all the research conducted going back for years and years and years. that is what would make this illegal. >> hacking is a crime. conspireing with anybody to try
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to subvert american democracy, to try to take over a national election is a federal crime. >> well, you put it that way it sounds serious. and michael back to your generation, and that is the warnings prior to this meeting with putin, we owe it to you to run through what you have written. >> well, it will be extraordinary, brian, maybe 18 months of talk about the relationship. these guys will meet for the first time. the white house confirmed it at the g20 summit. i guess they were going to be in the same room so inevitably, they would have a conversation. i guess they will sit down and have a conversation. the concern is what the white house said today there is no particular agenda. trump, really what they more or less said trump will go in there and say what he feels like saying. and we know donald trump kind of
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unchained is liable to say about anything. vladimir putin has been number one studying the u.s./russia relationship since basically the '80s. this guy is a trained kgb operative. i am sure there is an extensive psychological profile on trump and how to play him. experts said he will come with a very specific agenda, a mission he wants to accomplish. the concern is trump is going there. there is empty desks at the state department. the policymaking policy is not functioning. to put it bluntly that trump will go in and wing it and see how it goes and putin will come in there with a master plan who do you think will come out of that exchange the winner? >> as they say, what could do wrong. paul, as a veteran public servant are you concerned about the lack of urgency going into another election cycle or two
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that our system lays exposed? >> shoabsolutely, the russians trying to subvert our democracy and doing it in western europe and wherever they can. it's not a question of whether it will happen again, it will happen again. the question is what is our response? and the president simply doesn't seem concerned about collusion, he doesn't seem all that involved in the fact that the russians tried to take over the national presidential election. >> thank you so much. another break for us, coming up, two great minds, isaacson, and meacham, together at last. his. [classical music] for a whole mouth clean with a less intense taste... ahhh. try listerine® zero alcohol™.
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while the president spent the first part of his day on twitter, more bad news for the republican health care bill as members head home for that ten-day shall we say extended
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fourth of july break. medicaid spending would drop 35% by 2036, under the latest version of the bill according to the nonpartisan congressional budget office. "the washington post" writes that a stark question faces the gop. help the vulnerable americans, help the poor or help the rich, in effect. in new york city, this protest against the travel ban which is now in effect effective tonight. there was some uncertainty for travellers from the six affected and named countries. grandparents and grandchildren, for example, among the relatives who will have a harder time getting a u.s. visa. and this eye-catching headline in politico, present at the destruction, how rex tillerson is wrecking the state department. quoting a former speech writer to secretary john kerry. this is how diplomacy deies, no
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with a bang but with a whimper, it's a lot to take in every night. so we're joined by two great minds, author, biographier of, are you ready, franklin, einstein, and the biographier of, apologize if i left anyone out. walter isaacson, to start off how do you keep yourself appraised of how far off of dead center normal we have grown? >> this is totally uncharted waters here. every single day something is coming along. and i almost find it puzzling that there is not more of a
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rebellion in washington, especially among republicans who are going to be judged by history by how they handle this situation. we can look at how eisenhower was judged by history by his handling of joe mccarthy during that period. and yet somehow or another, it's almost like the frog in the boiling water, we've become inured to things, day in and day out, whether it's about the character of the president and the way we have to explain it to our kids or the way the government is being operated. >> john meacham, you can go all night and not hear the frog in the boiling water question, and yet i heard it twice. >> lbj once said that the presidency makes any man however small bigger and no man big enough to meet all of its
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demands. and i think the truth of that remark is quite resonant right now. if you look at the tweeting and even to say it's underneath the dignity of the office is kind of an insult at this point, to the phrase dignity of the office. but other issues you raised. the ban, the health care bill, which they have had seven years now to plan, how to repeal and replace. obviously senator mitch mcconnell took the better part of wisdom and sent everybody home. one of the things with the republicans and whether they're thinking about how history will judge them. i don't think they are. and i think that is probably a mistake on their own part. my own sense on what is going on in the republican party, the elected officials, many senators that all of us like and respect in particular simply don't understand what is happening at
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the base. they don't know how many of these trump voters will really be there in the republican primaries and general elections. do they need to stay on the right side of those voters? i remember talking to a governor in a southern state right after the republican primary in 2016 who said he looks at things where in previous cycles they had 100, 110 republican voters in a presidential primary. they were having 600, 700 to come out and vote for trump. and i think the fear of those folks is what is keeping a lot of republicans silent. >> walter, can you name somebody else who didn't expect constant attacks to be a part of the job, and could not take them on without hitting back? >> no, i mean, it's not just his inability to stand the heat of the job. also sort of an inability to
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focus. and to comment on what don said, pretty wise, i think you quit doing the political calculus, you quit saying maybe the base voters will do this, that and the other. and you have to say wait a minute, i got to stand up. i hand it to john, even members of the bush family we know so well at a certain point you just have to say i'm not going to worry about the political calculus equation. it has to stop. >> and more when we continue on "the 11th hour."
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the american dream is dead. but if i get elected president -- i will bring it back. the american dream is dead. >> the american dream, and i say
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it. the american dream is dead. but we're going to make it bigger and better and stronger and better than ever before. remember that. i've been saying it, the american dream is dead but i'm going to make it bigger and better and stronger than ever before. you watch. >> start to hear the american dream is dead, we're not used to hearing it from the president. and no other presidential candidate ever released a campaign book called cripple america. and yet as the surrogates pointed out tonight, 306 electoral votes later his title is mr. president. i also want to show you the front page of tomorrow's new york daily news which they distributed. you see there how they summed up what we all witnessed today. walter isaacson, john meacham remain with us. john, i keep thinking of
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presidents who have exhorted, presidents for whom that has been their fallback, all they know how to do. cheered us on, urged us to accomplish great things and never had a dark view of america. >> yeah, henry adams once said the president has a course to steer and a port to seek. and you want a president who thinks big and thinks brightly. jefferson was a master of talking about how the son of progress was going to go over the continent, and no one knew when it would ever set. president reagan improved on jesus, when he talked about a shining city on a hill, and the sermon on the mount was just a city on the hill. but reagan's imagination made it even more vivid. it's uncharted waters, an odd
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and disconcerting moment to say the least. my own hope is when we look back on it, it will simply have been a waste of america's time and not the beginning of a serious c cataclysm. >> you put it that way it sounds a little dark. wall walter, you're out there with some of the most talented people on the planet. what must it be like to hear that conversation, knowing as both you gentlemen do that it is exactly one half of the two conversations going on in america? >> yes, you know, the conversation here, we try to step back a bit. in fact, elaine chao who is in the president's cabinet was speaking today.
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there was a sort of wistfulness, talking about building infrastructure and the future of work. and the weird thing is you know if trump had wanted to he could have governed as a true independent who came in to change the way you know washington worked. and he could have done an infrastructure bill, i don't see why anybody would start with a health care bill and do it strictly on partisan lines. instead, do an infrastructure bill and a tax reform bill and try to put together a coalition, forward-looking republicans and democrats. then he would have transformed american politics by being the first truly independent president. somebody who could you know rise above things. he did just the opposite, and that still surprises me. >> gentlemen, i want to thank you both and by way of sharing with you and our audience, in about three minutes we have an item on this hideously named
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notion of infrastructure, which may be of interest and very timely. again, thank you, thank you for joining us. coming up after our final break why a big problem for the city of new york could actually be a big opportunity for a nation looking at it a little bit differently when "the 11th hour" continues.
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aud so last thing before we go tonight has to do with the way 5.7 million americans get to home each day and night. they ride the new york city subway. last year they took 1.7 billion rides on the subway, and while this is not just a story about the new york city subway system, while we're on the subject the governor of new york this week declared it a state of emergency. and for good reason. new yorkers have come to accept crushing overcrowding and delays
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every day, say nothing of the dirt, the heat, the odor, the deafening noise, and the routine sight of rats arguing over food in the track bed below. the system is over a century old, some of the systems used date back before world war ii. and dozens of the train cars used today were built in 1964. it's all because not enough people or mayors have cared over the years. and after the derailment injured over 30 people this week, the government stepped in and demanded answers in 30 days. a project like this also goes by the name, infrastructure. and in a white house looking for an agenda, imagine a president from new york focusing cameras and attention on transportation from new york all the way west to san francisco. urging a great nation to go to work and summon the spirit of
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the days when our railroads of all things were the envy of the world. that is our broadcast for tonight. thank you for joining us. good night for all of us from nbc news headquarters in new york. hope you can find the 30,000 e-mails that are missing. >> the first concrete evidence that trump associates may have engaged in collusion with russia. >> it could be russia but it could be china. it could be lots of other people. >> i don't know why the republicans, they can tolerate almost anything. >> the republicans try to distance themselves. >> i don't see it as an appropriate comment. >> as president trump once again shows -- >> where are you from? >> you got what you voted for. >> i moved on her like a [ bleep ]. >> plus, senator bernie sanders on the gop health care deal. and a year and a half after this. >> donald j. trump is calling for a total and comp

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