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for tonight. thank you for being here with us on a tuesday night and good night from nbc news head quarters in new york. let's trust each other. let's return to regular order. we've been spinning our wheels on too many important issues because we keep trying to find a way to win without help from across the aisle. that's an approach that's been employed by both sides, mandating legislation from the top down without any support from the other side. with all of the parliamentary maneuvers that requires. we're getting nothing done, my friends. we're getting nothing done. >> senator john mccain returns to the capital. he arrived in washington as republicans scored one health care victory and suffered a setback just hours later. and what jeff sessions is
saying, for now, the president said time will tell when it comes to his attorney general. u.s. navy patrol boat fired shots at an iranian boats that approached at high speeds in the persian gulf. good morning, everyone, it's wednesday, july 26en, i'm ayman mohyeldin alongside yasmin vossoughian and louis burgdorf. well, it's one step forward and one step back for republicans trying to jam through a health care overhaul. they managed to squeak through a vote to proceed to debate but came up well short of passing an actual plan. the motion to proceed was a victory itself for republicans who struggled to find 50 votes. gop senator susan collins and lisa ma casssky both voted against it. and senator mccain to rushed back from surgery for brain
cancer, he roused a vote saying for decency he would back the action to proceed but not the bill. more on that in just a moment. but the 50th vote fell to john johnson who reportedly walked on the senate floor 25 minutes after voting began and got into a heated discussion with mitch mcconnell johnson eventually voted yes. with the votes 50/50, vice president mike pence was called upon once more for that tiebreaking vote. >> we ended up with 51 votes. 51 to -- whatever, 51 to 50. so, we had two republicans that went against us which is very sad, i think, it's very, very sad for them. but i'm very, very happy with the result. i believe now that we will over the next week or two come up with a plan that's going to be really, really wonderful, for the american people. >> and in an interview with "the
wall street journal" yesterday, the president seemed optimistic telling the paper, quote, i think we're doing pretty well on health care, we'll see. but just six hours after passing the motion to proceed, political reality sunk in once more. around 9:30 last night the senate rejected the better care reconciliation act. it needed 60 votes to pass because of two amendments one from senator ted cruz and one from senator rob portman that had not been scored by the office. nine went against the legislation, senator john mccain voted for it after he said he wouldn't. >> and after that ended with a motion to proceed, the senior statesman took his colleagues to tank for constructing the bill and saying he would only support legislation that includes changes urged by his state's governor. >> we republicans have looked for a way to end it and replace it with something else without paying a terrible political price. we haven't found it yet.
and i'm not sure we will. all we've managed to do is make more popular a policy that wasn't very popular when we started trying to get rid of it. i voted for the motion to proceed to allow debate to continue and amend amendments w offered i will not vote for this bill as it is today. it's a shell of a bill right now. we all know that. i know many of you will have to see the bill changed substantially for you to support it. we tried to do this by coming up with a proposal behind closed doors. in consultation with the administration. and spending it on skeptical members trying to convince them that it's better than nothing. that it's better than nothing? asking to us swallow our doubts and another it past a unified opposition. i don't think that's going to work in the end. and probably shouldn't. why don't we try the old way of
legislating in the senate? the way our rules and customs encourage us to act. if this process ends in failure which seems likely, then let's return to regular order. i hope we can, again, rely on humani humility on our need to cooperate, on our against on each other. to learn how to trusted each other again. and by so doing better search the people who elected us. stop listening to the loud bombastic loud mouths on the television and internet. to hell with them. coming up next on "morning joe" we're going to get a reaction from chris coons, chris murphy and angus king. and despite an attack from the outsider president whose sessions who hoped give his first dose of credibility when he was just a candidate. the president brutal tweets all
morning longer directed at the attorney general. and later in an interview with "the wall street journal" he said, quote, i'm just looking at it. when asked how long he would continue to criticize jeff sessions without firing him, he continued, i'll just say it's a very important thing. and the president downplayed sessions loyalty. quote, it's not like a great loyal think about the endorsement he added. i'm very disappointed in jeff sessions. those answers drew keeper questions later in the day at the white house. >> your kind of catchphrase or motto before the white house was you're fired. so, i wonder if you'd talk to us a little bit about whether you lot confidence in jeff sessions, whether you want him to resign on his own, whether you're prepared to fire him if he doesn't. and why you're sort of letting it twist in the wind rather than just making the calm for him. >> well, i don't think i am doing that. but i am disappointed in the attorney general. he should not have recused himself. almost immediately after he took
office. and if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me prior to taking office, and i would have quite simply picked somebody else. so, i think that's a bad thing, not for the president, but for the presidency. i think it's unfair to the presidency. and that's the way i feel. >> let's get deeper into this. white house correspondent for the hill, jordan fabian. jordan, it's good to see you this morning. the president seems like he is putting a lot of pressure on jeff sessions here. the strategy it seems let's push him so hard until he actually resigns. weigh in on that. >> well, yasmin, i think that's absolutely correct. yesterday, we saw him use almost every insult in his playbook against his own attorney general. calling him very weak. questioning his loyalty. and even saying time will tell as fate. not great words you want to hear if you're jeff sessions but the one magic words, the one insult
that he hasn't used yet, is "you're fired" as my colleague margaret toul pointed out yesterday. the president seems to undermine the attorney general. he doesn't want to make that move himself because he knows that firing the attorney general would have very bad political consequences for him and his administration. >> so, speaking of that really quickly, jordan, political consequences we know the white house staff has gotten backlash from the staff. we know steven miller among those, we know he certainly has support among senate colleagues which could potentially have problems for down the road. >> publicly, ayman, the president's team is doing very little to dispel the notion that he's extremely upset with the attorney general.
people like reince priebus and steve bannon are phrasing attorney general jeff sessions and trying to take down the temperature on the president's attacks. look, attorney general jeff sessions is someone who is very t popular with the president's base that helped propel him to victory. and getting rid of him even the attacks short of getting rid of him could open up a major rift in the republican party when this president is trying to move forward on the agenda of health care and taxes. so there's a recognition inside the white house that the situation is a very dangerous one for president trump. >> needless to say, an awkward as well for everyone who has to witness this constant bombardment on twitter. jordan, thank you very much. the president returned to the campaign trail visiting youngstown, ohio, a state where he won 52% of the vote. he promised to bring manufacturing jobs back to the town and talked up his first six months in office. he stated he's accomplished more than any other president at this
point. and the room was packed with throngs of energetic fans and supporters, there were some protesters who were forcibly thrown out. >> where the hell did he come from? they're pointing to a protester. honestly, if you don't point, nobody's even going to know he's here. weak voice. weak voice. he's a young one, he's going back home to mommy, boy, is he in trouble. he's in trouble. and i'll bet his mommy voted for us, right? sometimes, they say, he doesn't act presidential. it's so easy to act presidential. but that's not going to get it done. in fact, i said, it's much easier, by the way, to act presidential than what we're doing here tonight, believe me. with the exception of the late
great abraham lincoln, i can be more presidential than any president that's ever held this office, that, i can tell you. >> all right. still ahead, the u.s. moves one step closer to imposing new sanctions on russia but it's putting president trump in a title spot. plus, new research about football and head trauma. doctors say damage could be more common than previously thought. we're coming back. you're watching msnbc. (vo) dogs have evolved,
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it also imposes penalties on iran and north korea. various officials have objected to the mandatory congressional review. in a statement last night, the white house says, quote, while the president supports tough sanctions on north korea, iran and russia, the white house is vee l reviewing the house legislation and awaits a final legislative package from the president's desk. overseas now where u.s. navy ships fired warning shots at an iranian vessel last night involving the "uss thunderbolt" and three other american ships. u.s. officials say the iranian ship did not respond to bridge-to-bridge communication nor subsequent warning sounds from the whistle, prompting them to fire a warning shot from a 50 caliber machine gun. the iranian ship came close before halting it. and officials did unveil weapons but did not man them.
let's get a check from meteorologist bill karins. bill, some bad weather heads our way. >> yes, severe storms. i've got to show you pictures out of china. the power of water is absolutely incredible. they had intense thunderstorms that produced rapid flash flooding. look at the debris that's just flowing down. it's just muddy, look how fast that's going, too. yeah, water can be scary when it's like that. i don't even know what that is, is that a boulder? boulders? let's get to the maps. as far as our country goes today, severe weather, nothing horrible, damping winds possible and also minor flash flooding. right now, those storms are rolling through areas of eastern nebraska, heading for iowa and also storms right on top of minneapolis, st. paul. for today, 40 million people at risk, iowa, missouri and illinois. chicago could see a storm late tonight. again, isolated severe. not too many tornadoes today either. then tomorrow, the front comes
down from the south. it's a little more humid, a little more juice in the atmosphere. again, thursday afternoon and evening, all the way back to the mississippi river. the numbers so high here, 63 million. the heat has returned to the middle of the country you had like a what, one, two-day break. 43 million people up to heat advisories and heat warnings. those heat warnings do include the memphis area. 99 in dallas. but with the added humidity on top of that it's going to feel like 105 to 110 this afternoon. those thunderstorms will cool you off a little bit from chicago to iowa. yesterday nice day, back in the 90s in atlanta. if you want picture-perfect weather, d.c., new york to boston, that cool weather is gone. today is like early summer weather with low humidity. and continues at least into thursday morning. great weather out there in the northeast. middle of the country not so much. we all know that football is
the most popular sport in america but this morning there is startling new information that's rocking the sports world. research esses at boston university examining head trauma in football players have revealed that 99% of the brains of deceased former nfl players examined showed signs of damage. suggesting that disease known as c.t. is more commonly occurring than not. >> reporter: in a new study examining 111 brains of deceased nfl players 110 had cte which can only be confirmed in an autopsy. symptoms include emotional indisability, depression and memory loss. >> i think this is an enormous problem for football players. we really need to focus on how to detect this in moving individuals. so we can recognize the disease in its earliest stages when we have a very good chance of arresting or curing it. >> reporter: in a statement the nfl said it's pledged $200
million for research into the progress of the intervention and treatment of head injuries. >> in that statement, the nfl also says it will continue to work with a wide range of scomperlgts to improve the health of current and former athlete. >> that's going to be a disturbing story for a lot of parents on the eve of nfl season wlrnts their kids are impacted. >> but it's good there's some advancement being made concerning the history of it all, and the fact that the nfl it a behemoth. katie ledecky swims into events. and newest for the bronx, in sports next.
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what's the value of a walk in the woods? the value of capital is to create, not just wealth, but things that matter. morgan stanley welcome back. time now for sports, where we get in the pool at the world championships in budapest, hungary, where u.s. olympic swimmer katie ledecky now holds the world record for swimming world titles win the 15-meter by a near 19 seconds. michel phelps holds the overall record with 26. congratulations to her. new details targeting venus williams. williams is denying allegations that she contributed to the death of 78-year-old kenneth barson. a car driven by barson's wife
linda slammed into williams' vehicle at a palm beach, florida, intersection, linda suffered broken bones but her husband was taken to the hospital with internal bleeding and organ damage passed away two weeks later. while williams was responsible for the death, she's accusing the couple of negligence for not wearing their seat belts. however, the lawyer claims that it might not be the case. >> ms. williams also alleges that my client was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. the black box download shows that both mr. and mrs. barson were wearing their seat belts. you see from the video footage that ms. williams delayed entering the intersection. it appears that she was distracted. she obviously decided at some point to gun her vehicle to try to make it through the intersection when she realized
that she shouldn't have been there. we believe that the evidence from the black box download will demonstrate that she was distracted and delayed in her reactions. which ultimately caused this accident. >> now, williams' lawyers have objected to the plaintiff's request to turn over her cell phone records. police have said video shows williams lawfully entered the intersection. giants third baseman eduardo nunez was pulled during the sixth inning after news the infielder has been traded to the red sox in exchange for a pair of pitching prospects. nunez bid his teammates farewell in the clubhouse as he prepares to head to boston on friday. in cleveland, indians relying on big bats against the angels. bradley zimmer in the first career grand slam to help cleveland to a 6-0 advantage that would score one more in the
frame. but eventually squander the 7-1 lead and go on to find themselves in a tie game with bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th inning, take a look. >> last of the 11th, tied at 7-7, nobody out. norris delivers. edward drills it, deep left, it is gone! and end of game! >> edwin encarnacion in left field, sending cleveland home with an 11-7 victory there. and finally in the bronx it was a less than ideal home day bay at the plate for newly acquired yankee third baseman tom frazier, also grounds into the triple play against his former team. new york goes on to beat the reds, though, 4-2. >> man, that's got to sting for his debut. >> i do get a kick out of him for some reason. >> all right. still ahead, jared kushner spends a second day on capitol
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the senate shot down the better care reconciliation act with nine republicans voting against it. lawmakers, they are expected today to take up a version of the obamacare care repeal bill that passed the senate and the house in 2015 but it was vetoed by president obama. >> sanctions bill targeting russia over meddling in last year's election was center to the senate after lawmakers in the house overwhelmingly approved the bill. lawmakers in that chamber passed the legislation which also imposes penalties on iran and north korea yesterday. the president's authority to waive the sanctions without first getting congressional approval. and amounts g jeff sessions is warning that they stand to lose millions of dollars in funding. sessions made the statement while discussing new rules on the promised crackdown. those rules include giving immigration authorities access to local deengs facilities. all right. so the future of the attorney general is unclear after the
president lobbed insult after insult and in person yesterday. take a listen. >> i am disappointed in the attorney general. he should not have recused himself. almost immediately after he took office. and if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me prior to taking office. and i would have quite simply picked somebody else. so, i think that's a bad thing, not for the president but for the presidency. i think it's unfair to the presidency. and that's the way i feel. >> but by and large, jeff sessions got support from republican members of congress, in particular his former senate colleagues. >> i worked with jeff sessions for 9 1/2 years in the senate. he is one of the most honest people you woe ever know. he is a man of very high integrity. and he is an eagle scout. >> he's a man of courage. he's a man of purpose. >> i find him to be a man of integrity. >> i think that his independence has been proven by his willingness to recuse himself.
>> this could have been handled in a different way. >> we don't need this, it's not good for the president. it's not good for politics in general. >> jeff has been very loyal to the president and i think he deserves loyalties back. >> i personally would strongly recommend against firing jeff sessions. the fact is jeff sessions was the first senator to support president trump. he stayed with president trump when he was ten points behind. and all the way through the various sports talk tapes and everything else. >> i hope the attorney general doesn't resign. i hope he's not fired. if you look at so much of what the president of the united states wants to accomplish on his agenda, sessions is central to that. >> did president trump fires attorney general jeff sessions do you think that this senate will approve whoever he appoints after the fact? >> that raises the question as to whether or not anyone would want to do it. >> meanwhile the daily beast sourcing friends and allies say
the a.g. is defiance. they say sessions has been an uncompro miezing defender of the president agenda and has worked diligently to undo the justice department and its legacy. they say the attorney general is irritated. and one ally said, quote, it is beyond insane. it's cruel. it's insane and it's stupid. and another said, he's not going anywhere. he's not going to resign what he's accomplishing it way too important to the country. one unnamed white house official predicted he would ride out the storm saying, quote, he isn't going anywhere. we've all delivered through these episodes where people end up getting on the bad side of the president but guess what, they're still around. joining us is jordan fabian. let's look beyond all of this if the president were to force the attorney general out, or if he were to resign, let's say, based on what we just heard, it seems like there's not a lot of political will to give the white house a new attorney general.
>> that's right, yasmin. it would be an incredibly difficult confirmation fight for president trump to get a new attorney general to push through the senate. even before that it would be difficult, i think, for him to find a replacement for attorney general jeff sessions, you remember after he fired james comey, his fbi director, it took more than a month to find someone to accept the position especially after a few of his top picks turned down the role. yes, it would be a very difficult fight, the 60-vote threshold for confirming nominees is now gone. it would only take a simple majority vote. i wouldn't rule it out either. >> let's talk about white house staffing and in particular dig into something a little more nuanced than all of this. so, in the last half hour, we talked about the president's interview with "the wall street journal." and in that interview, he reportedly had a number of staff sit in on it. compare that to the bomb shell interview he gave with "the new
york times" when hope haix, a senior adviser was in on that. is there a shift since anthony scaramucci took over here? >> ayman, there may have been more people sitting in it on that interview but i think the mantra is let trump be trump. we've seen him go out there, do things, say things, lobby inconsults on attorney general jeff sessions and there's been little effort on behalf of the spokesman to rein that in. we've seen him trying to downdelay and or put a different spin on it. scaramucci's approach seems to be let the president say his peace and we'll not get in the way. for his supporters, many people in washington, especially people in his own party, it's a concerning prospect. >> hey, jordan, how do you think that's going to play out, because if we were to compare this to the campaign trail here, when it went from manafort to
kellyanne conway, it seemed like a similar strategy, right? manafort trying to downplay who trump is and then kellyanne conway said, let trump be trump and suddenly he won the presidency. how do you think it's going to go to anthony scaramucci? >> well it appeared to be a different strategy. but the stakes for the president is different now. he's nation this special council investigation into russia. where he's even under the microscope for possible obstruction of justice. so the president's words matter more than ever. so, i think that's why a lot of people are concerned if the collar is off, one might say, that he's able to say and do whatever he pleases on russia and other matters. >> jordan, great to have you with us this morning. and republican senator susan collins of maine was caught on a microphone making fun of a member of house of representatives who had earlier challenged her to a duel. a microphone that was left on
picked up a conversation between collins and democratic senator jack reed of ready. collins can be heard asking did you see the one who challengeded me to a duel. collins added i don't mean to be unkind but he's so unattractive, collins asked did you see the picture of him next to this "playboy" bunny? and then an suggests an aaron berg style approach. neither weapons nor inappropriate words are right way to resolve legislative disputes i received a handwritten apology. >> anthony scaramucci added, quote, if i've got to get the
thing down to me and sarah huckabee, then the leaking will stop. it followed sean spicer's resignation last week and yesterday's resignation of michael short assistant press secretary. short who was seen as an ally of reince priebus stepped down after scaramucci said he would be fired. later in the day, scaramucci suggested he didn't plan on firing any more people until he does a review of the communications shop. and for three hours yesterday, adviser jared kushner told his story. kushner repeated that he did not know about the purpose of that 2016 meeting with a group of russians in trump tower. a high-level source tells nbc news that kushner also answered questions about digital operation which is kushner ran. both republicans and democrats on the house intel committee praised his performance. >> i found him to be straightforward, forthcoming.
wanted to answer every question that we had. and was willing to follow up on any questions we think of later that we didn't ask this morning. >> he expressed in his recent activity to coming back to further questions but it was a very productive session. we had an opportunity to ask about a range of issues that the committee's been concerned about. >> he answered all of the questions even when the democrats ran out of good questions. he kept answering them. i went back to that quote with him, word by word and said take out part of the campaign. do you know of anyone, period, who colluded, conspired or coordinated with russia during the 2016 presidential primary or general election. the answer is no. i asked him that question every way you could ask a person that question, and the answer was always no. >> i think the committee appreciated that he came in voluntarily. that he stayed for an extra hour to speak with the committee. and so, he didn't answer, or
couldn't answer every question that we asked him. but he certainly had a demeanor that was forthcoming. >> and we just heard from him. at least one member of the intelligence committee seems likely to take kushner up on his offer to return ranking member adam schiff, who says he'll need times to review materials that kushner provided. with lawmakers interested in their june 2016 meeting with russians at trump tower, negotiations about when they will appear have been ongoing since last week and took a dramatic turn yesterday as manafort met privately with staff members of the senate intelligence committee tuesday morning. according to the "the new york times" manafort provided notes that he had taken during the 2016 trump tower meeting. but manafort's meeting with the intelligence committee led chuck grassley to make good claims he was no longer negotiating with the committee in good faith. >> we want manafort to come,
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welcome back, everyone. let's get a check now on your weather with nbc meteorologist bill karins. as we were saying, bill, millions of people in the severe weather paths. >> yeah, severe weather, heat, humidity and some gorgeous weather out there, too, our friends in northeast and great lakes doesn't get much better than this. let's talk about the flash flooding we saw yesterday. earlier in the show, i showed you dramatic stuff in china. and we saw this around las vegas yesterday. they've been having bouts of thunderstorms. yeah, they tell you not to drive through water like but it doesn't stop a lot of people in trying to ruin their cars. and south mississippi, we also saw some problems, flash flooding yesterday. had to get some people out of there, too, brookhaven, the rivers rose quickly. let's talk about the problems for today. first, the heat and humidity is back in the middle of the country. it's not as bad as last week where we had the massive epic heat wave. ten states, 31 million people in heat advisory or excessive heat
warnings. the worst of it along the mississippi river in memphis. today in memphis, the heat index will feel like 106, friends to the north, right with you, 106, st. louis. 108 in tulsa in the shade today. this will bring in cooler air, i should say less hot as we go through the upcoming area. st. louis, 87, 86, some of that tries to make it toe little rock, jackson, mississippi and it cools off a little. today at risk, des moines almost to chicago. then tomorrow, we have a lot of people at risk, but most of us won't be hit, there will be scattered storms from paducah all the way to the east coast including d.c., philadelphia, baltimore and new york. again, not widespread thunderstorms just a chance of ruining your afternoon plans tomorrow afternoon. >> all right, bill, i'm going to try to trach advantage of the nice weather today. >> tennis for you, i know. >> oh, yeah, definitely.
let's turn to business, we're looking at at&t, second quarter earnings, a record number of loss of traditional subscribers. also in the mix a change of measuring tv viewership. neilsen company announced ratings now include hulu. dylan marks breaks it all down for us. >> let's start with at&t numbers in front of me. their numbers give an indication of the shift in patterns we're seeing in the media landscape. the company reports it lost paid tv subscribers, 350,000 of them in the last month. it gained 150 new unsubscribed subvibers. the company ace $85 billion merger with time warner will theoretically close by the end of the year. the ceo was waiting for the justice department to sign off on that, neilsen, that is america's best known ratings
company. for decades they've been measuring the size and demographics of audiences to help target their audiences at the right people. of course, as we now changehow tv. companies like hulu, youtube, big players in that marketplace. neilsen now installing that proprior tear measuring software direct into some of those video devices now. another big story in retail this morning, michael kors making its first acquisition of jimmy choo. tell me about that. jimmy choo is known for high-heels, high style, high prices but it seems that michael kors found a bit of a bargain here, $1.2 billion. we docked about brick and mortgageser coming under pressure, and they come to a smaller and smaller marketplace they're looking for a different
approach. and kate spade being bought for more than $1 billion. >> live from london, thanks so much. i actually got one more business story for all of you. if you find yourself suffering from late-night munchies, the ride hailing service lyft is willing to aid those companies. requesting a stop at fast food restaurants, ayman is shaking his head right now. that section is going to be available at 9:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. right now only parts of california plans to expand the program across the country next year. that could help us out as because we could actually stop at taco bell in the morning. >> where do those late-night munchies come from? that's the question. still ahead, a close call between a navy ship and iranian vessel forcing the americans to
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ships conducting routine patrols in international waters according to military officials. the iranian craft inbound at a high rate of speed, ignoring attempts to establish radio contact. the u.s. crews sending short blasts on the ship's whistle, followed by the unambiguous sound of a 50 caliber machine gun. the iranian vessel slowed and then stopped. iran's naval forces no stranger to the u.s. navy. last january the revolutionary guard captured two u.s. command boats that strayed into iranian waters holding ten sailors captive for 15 hours. >> hans nichols, thank you for that reporting. the u.s. navy reported 35 instances of unsafe and/or unprofessional actions. >> coming up next, the latest in the political dog fight as the
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>> let's get a check on what we'll be hearing today. >> we go to kristen welker at the white house. good morning, kristen. >> hi, louis, good morning. the president is speaking before a youth group with the american legion today, the senate approving the measure to begin debate on the plan to overall blake. but comes as there are deep divisions on the final bill. senator john mccain saying they
need to accomplish more and work across the aisle to do it. >> and president trump expressing his disappointment with one of his earliest supporters but stopping short of firing him saying only time will tell. >> ohio set to carry out their first execution of a prisoner in three years. they'll be using a controversial drug intervention. ronald phillips is set to be executed. it comes after an inmate gasped for breath for nearly 25 minutes back in 2014. >> and mechanics and other groundworkers upset over the lack of a new contract. and the potential that jobs may
be outsourced. i'm yasmin vossoughian alongside louis burgdorf and ayman mohyeldin. "morning joe" is next. >> where the hell did he come from? they're pointing to a protesters. honestly, if you don't point, no one is going to know he's here. he's a young one, going back home to mommy. he's in trouble. he's in trouble. and i'll bet his mommy voted for us, right? sometimes they say he doesn't act presidential. it's so easy to act presidential but that's not going to get it done. in fact, i said it's much easier, by the way, to act presidential than what we're doing here tonight, believe me. with the exception of the late, great abraham