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help combat the threat of north korea? all that plus new developments on the russia front tonight. a busy night as the 11th hour gets under way. well, good evening once again from our nbc news head kwaurlgts here in new york. day 293 of the trump administration and a year ago tonight we were gathered in this studio watching it happen as donald trump was elected president of the united states. we expect to hear from the president during this hour from beijing where he is starting his second day with china's president. on the anniversary of trump's victory democrats across this country have just unseated a good many members of the republican party. the president is also being made aware of a new and unpleasant round of poll numbers showing him badly underwater with the american people. a new cnn poll found 40% of people think trump is doing a good job of keeping his important campaign promises. that's down 8 since just april.
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55% say he's doing a poor job of keeping his promises. and when asked about trump as a u niert, not a divider, 30% said that characterization applies to trump. notably, 65% say it does not. across this country from virginia on west to washington state, voters rejected the gop in many with a i see and in many places last night. many of them with the president on their mind as they cast their ballot. in fact, a full third of the electric tort in virginia told exit pollsters they were voting to send a message. it's put trump and his allies in a posture we've not seen much before, defense. tonight in michigan steve bannon tried to explain the loss, especially the sweep in virginia at a gop dinner there. despite the losing virginia republican candidate gillespie's move closer to trump, bannon said the message is still a winner. >> so virginia is a blue state. now, one of the things about the
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gillespie shows is you can't fake the trump agenda. >> no. >> you have to go all in. and this agenda is a winning agenda. do not believe the opposition party. >> that's the sales pitch, but the gop is now left with a question, is embracing trump and trumpism truly a winning strategy? "the new york times" quotes a republican congressman who is not running for re-election saying this, quote, voters are taking their anger out at the president and the only way they can do that is by going after republicans on the ballot. that's congressman charlie dent, republican of pennsylvania. quote, if this isn't a wake-up call, i don't know what is. shortly after the race in virginia was called, trump fired off a message on twitter. this was breathtaking saying gillespie did not embrace him. the tiles summed it up this way. trump is allergic to accepting blame. this really says it all. donald will never have your back. you can never rely on him. he means nothing of what he
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says. he has no character. and that's a republican. the president's celebration of his own election anniversary was limited to this twitter photo of his traveling band in the office on board air force one. along with it he said congratulations to all of the deplorables and the millions of people who gave us a mass save, stand by for electoral college, 304 to 227 electoral college landslide victory. and in this last year since that landslide victory the president has repeatedly pointed out his achievements. >> i don't think there's ever been a president elected or this short period of time has done what we've done. no administration has accomplished more in the first 90 days. i've accomplished a tremendous amount in a very short time as president. we've signed more bills and i'm talking about through the legislature than any president
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ever. for a while harry truman had us and now i think we have everybody, mike. i'd better say think otherwise they'll give me a pinocchio. i think with few exceptions no president has done anywhere near what we've done in his first six months. i will say that never has there been a president, with few exception accident in the case of fdr he had a major depression to handle, who has passed more legislation, who has done more things than what we've done. i think we've been about as active as you can possibly be and at a just about record setting pace. >> that brings us to our lead-off panel on a wednesday night. wall street journal white house reporter eli stocky else is back with us. npr white house correspondent tamara keith back with us. also returning to this studio, charlie sykes. long time conservative radio talk show host and author of how the right lost its mind. so all the folks looking around
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television networks tonight saying who wrote the book on it? he's sitting right here with us. charlie, you get the first question. you did write the book on this. what happened last night? >> what happened last night is apparently it turns out we kept saying nothing matters, nothing ever dents the trump support. >> i recall that. >> so we've been focusing on the fact that his base is rock solid, the base is going to be with him. but we also were reminded last night the base is a minority. and in fact, it's generated a massive backlash. and he's looking at now and the republicans now have to step back and realize what is the price tag for their embrace of trumpism, there being annihilated among young voters, women, minorities. and those folks who for some reason didn't turn out a year ago tonight in the numbers they did now i think are aroused. it's almost as if the american people are looking at some of those poll numbers that they've figured out the con. that it's kind of like the trump
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university, that they believed in the guy. they were willing to invest in the guy, but the longer it goes on, they're seeing the reality of this president, who he is, and what he's all about, the thakt that he's never going to make that pivot. the fact that he's not accomplishing what he promised he was going to accomplish. and i think that all of those things are starting to settle into the public consciousness just at the moment that people like paul ryan are saying we're with the president. we are absolutely with the president. but they're stuck with him now. >> and i know you know the speaker from your home state. do you think paul ryan has to change at least his talking points or the way he refers to the president vis-a-vis his party and his job to do in the house. >> i've been saying that since january 20th, but apparently he's made the calculation that if he wants to get this tax bill through, which is quite unpopular, he's got to keep the -- and i'm sorry to use the term he's got to keep the suck up to 9.5 to 10.
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you can't say anything even remotely critical. he knows he's got the bannon eyesight breathing over his shoulder. if there's any son of lack of enthusiasm they're going to break and everything will fall apart. unfortunately we now have this moment where the republicans are really looking at these instingz level numbers especially with young voters and women in the suburbs. they're looking down the barrel of those numbers and they're stuck and saying we're with him. >> eli, charlie mentions the bannon eyesight and you heard briefly from that dinner tonight the sales pitch. you've got to get the whole package, the interior floor mats, lighting group, the clear coat. he's going for the entire thing. i also want to play this. this was bannon on sean hannity tonight of the we'll talk about it on the other side. >> i think you're seeing with the donna brazile rel agsz really the beginning of the civil war in the democratic party. and just not -- >> the republican party, you mean? >> no. in the democratic party.
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>> yeah. >> i think that's starting tonight and i think it started last night. even one election victory in a blue state like virginia is not going to be able to gloss over that. >> so eli, you heard there scene thought he misspoke and tried to correct him and said you mean the republican party and bannon said no, the civil war is in the democratic party. anything to that. >> well, bannon and hannity are continuing to brush this aside to blame the, quote, opposition party. they're talking about the voters and the voters spoke loud and clear last night in virginia and all across the country. and the reality is this. the democratic party has its issues. they're still looking for someone to sort of step up and be the face. the party has to recon sti tut itself after the obama presidency. the bench was eroded. and elections like last night are the sort of way that that happens. so that is a process that will take place overtime. i would say that in virginia after a divisive democratic
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primary, the loser got behind northam and that party was unified and that had something to do with the numbers that we saw northam run up even though donald trump probably has more to do with it. the reality on the republican side is that the republicans who are here in congress, this may be fine for bannon to see all these retirements and all these people running for the gates to say i've had enough because bannon can attempt to pick off some seats. it's not good for a republican party that's looking to build a majority governing coalition and not for paul ryan trying to do tax reform. they need to have something to hold up to voters next november. they're not going to be running and to try to get these moderates to sign on to a tax cut bill to apiece these suburb voters, they're the people who might see their taxes go up as a result of this bill. so it just gets harder and harder being paul ryan after last night.
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>> tim, the number that blew me away from the virginia result last night was northam did five points better than hillary clinton did in the commonwealth of virginia among women voters. and you had a very smart idea today, which is why you're at npr, to go out and talk to people who had voted for hillary clinton in the presidential election. how did they react to what happened last night? >> you know, it was interesting. i had been talking to african-american women who are sort of the strongest base of the democratic party. they are the most loyal democratic voters who voted for hillary clinton at a rate of about 94% nationwide. and, you know, steve bannon talks about a civil war in the democratic party. they have very real concerns about the democratic party. i checked back in with them after last night's election results and they were like, yeah, that was one lake. that doesn't solve the problem of who the democratic party is. they still had very real
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concerns about what direction the party is headed and who exactly the party is speaking to. all of the questions that came up as a result of the 2016 sort of remain unresolved despite one night that was very god for democrats in a number of places. >> and let's ask charlie. chronic her of the right, to talk about the left. what do they need to do? do they need a brand -- >> we are going to ask the pollster later on in this broadcast. but they need something other than opposition. >> they do, although i think last night showed a couple of formulas. they had candidates who were center left, not scary. they were not scary. they did not move hard to the left and i think that's kind of important. because the democrats do have their own civil war. you've got the bernie bros and everything. you have a party that embraces a single pay for. that's going to, i think, you
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know, get the republican band back together again. there are issues that they could do to bring it back together again. steve smith was on a little bit earlier with nicolle wallace chlgt he said what you saw yesterday was the coalition of the decent. >> i heard him say that. >> and i thought it was interesting. and i know that may not be appealing for the red meat, you know, progressives, but if the democrats would find some way of saying let's make america decent again, let's make america good again, let's make america inclusive again i think there's going to be an exhaustion factor. i think that might be their sweet spot but i don't know that they're going to go that way. >> steve kornacki called it revenge of the suburbs. eli, explain as you did to wall street journal readers today as best you can for our audience how this might make tax reform harder by didn't of what we witnessed last night. >> well, again, as i said, i
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think paul ryan needing votes from a lot of moderate members who represent suburban voters who drove that backlash from trump for him to go ask them to pass this bill, that's problematic when a lot of these members are in states like new york and california and new jersey where these suburban voters who these folks represent, their taxes at least based on the early estimates, are going to go up. another factor that's a problem for house republicans is the senate is putting out its bill tomorrow and the president as he did on health care is sending signals that he may not be all that we hadded to the house bill. the ptd as we know is not necessarily a details guy. he just wants to pass a tax -- the details don't seem to be all that of a huge concern to him. he just wants something to be passed. but the conversation that he had with some democratic senators who he called yesterday from
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south korea and basically said don't worry about the house bill. the senator will be better. when republicans in the house hear that, they think to themselves why am i going to stick my neck out there and vote for something that could blow up in my face, especially with a president who is likely to sell us all out just as he did during the health care debate. >> on that same point, this is a president who dropped ed gillespie by twitter from the other side of the world before he came out to give his concession. everybody with an r after their name, they notice stuff like that and aren't they going to be asking themselves if they really want to put out for this guy if that's the support they're going to expect. >> after the apple primary he deleted tweets about luther strange who he had endorsed. so the president does have a history of the don't let the door hit you on the way out kind of a thing. it sort of rewriting the narrative after the fact.
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and as eli was talking about with the healthcare bill where the president suddenly says the house verks is mean. so there is this sort of sense of walking on eggshells and not knowing when president trump might turn on his own party. but the president isn't necessarily loyal to republicans just because we have an a. after their name. >> charlie, you're kind of after action assessment of ed gillespie in virginia as a candidate. >> with the, there's a tragic element because ed gillespie used to be one of the good guys. >> gop charm. >> also a centrist establishment figure. and i mean that in a positive sense. somebody who understood where republicans need to go to be inclusive. he decided to put on the trapgz of trumpism. he turned himself into -- he morphed into something that he wasn't. and then got shellacked as a
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result of it. so if defeat he can't even look at the defeat and say well, at least i kept my integrity intact, my self respect intact. and unfortunately, he's kind of the mirror of what a lot of republicans have been doing over the last year. they've been changing themselves, convincing themselves, maybe i shouldn't be who i have been. maybe i need to tack toward trumpism. and then you see where this leads. you sell your soul and then you lose overwhelmingly and where do you go from there? in the end you do get thrown ournd the bus by donald trump, who by the way not only is not loyal to republicans. he is just not loyal to anyone. when will he throw the republicans under the bus? just give it a little while. don't walk the plank for this guy because the loyalty only goes one way. >> i know a note to end on when i hear one. our thanks to our lead-off panel tonight for superb analysis of what happened. last night as we all watched. our sincere thanks.
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our first break coming up and then after that who should be confident, who should be worried after last night's results in particular. two top strategist break down the lessons, the warning signs and then later with this threat from north korea looming, donald trump tries to get tight with china. a live picture from there. the 11th hour just getting started. back after this. hi, i'm the internet! you know what's difficult?
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and connect as a family. [ bloop, clicking ] and connect, as a family. just, uh one second voice guy. [ bloop ] huh? hey? i paused it. bam, family time. so how is everyone? find your awesome with xfinity xfi and change the way you wifi. i think it was a referendum. the division and the divisive rhetoric that's in the country right now, i think it's important for republicans to self reflect all the way -- starting from the top all the
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way down. >> it really was a rejection of donald trump's fear and divisiveness and, you know, the campaign, republicans had run a very divisive campaign. so last night was a real rejection of that and an affirmation that they want folks to actually help their lives. >> something you don't hear often these days. agreement between democrats and republicans but before politicians move into 2018 thinking they have some sort of key to success coming off last night, there are lessons to learn on both sides. one new york times headline warns democrats cheer, but they may have to do better in 18. and the other side of the aisle, a year ahead of the 2018 midterm elections republicans are increasingly up certain about keeping their majorities are capitol hill and are worried about how damaging trump's jagged brand of politics may become to the party. with us now to talk about it, cornell belcher and veteran republican strategist mike
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murphy who has worked for a number of mechanics including not limited to john mccain and mitt romney. gentlemen, welcome to you both. i'm going to start with you, mike, and i'm going to read you a tweet from david joly, former member of congress, republican from florida. this was last night after the result. if you're angry tonight ace republican, i promise you it wasn't the candidates on the ballot today that lost. it was the candidate on the ballot one year ago today that lost it for them. mike, in your view, what happened last night? >> no. i think former congressman joly is right. donald trump kind of invaded the election in a swing state that leans a little bit blue. and the effect of that was to wipe us out. i mean, it's like the canary in the coal mine. the canary didn't just keel over its head exploded. we got kind out all the way down to the statehouse. so this was really bad and the party has to be clear i'd about it. donald trump is a political
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anchor in swing states. he can do great in the base area of the republican primary, but that's 30% of the country. and if we are going to prevail in the midterm elections and grow, let alone survive in the house, we cannot have the kind of situation we had yesterday in virginia. it is a massive wake up wall for the party and donald trump is the main problem. >> mike, i'm not here to pick on paul ryan, but he is such a visible republican to so many people across this country. and people look at him and they want to hear some guidance, movement from him. does he have to change the way he talks about this president? >> i would tell him too. i think he's in the same vice that a lot of our electives have been where they see a republican primary, put about on the other side of the equation are the voters we saw in virginia and places like that. he's going to have to look at his caucus and remember that
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he's got 24 members from districts that donald trump didn't carry and 40 from districts where donald trump didn't get to 50% of the vote. i think what happened yesterday is this myth -- he beat hillary clinton despite losing by almost 3 million votes. now we know there's no magic. we have marked that to market. we tried the message in a swing state. so now ryan has to look to his caucus and wanted to hold the majority, which we can to bt it's in jeopardy. these members in these districts are going to have to have their own identity and that means both standing up on some things, connecting to the district and not being lemgz for donald trump. we've now had the experiment in those kind of states that we need to do well in and the question will be do we have the guts to face evaluate. >> even after last night's
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victories and today's good feeling around the democratic party, tell me why your company's bumper sticker still reads anything but democrats because we're not republicans. >> well, no. you know, that's true. it's problematic and continues to be problematic. look, donald trump has energized the base of the democratic party in a way that's extraordinary. look, northam is a great guy. god bless him for his service. but northam and democrats alone, you know, get more votes than any could you be that editorial candidate ever in the history. when i worked for governor dean going back to 2004 after we came out, george bush and karl roef were talking about a permanent republican majority. our brand was unpopular and democratic party's faivls were
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not where it needed to be. from tamara's point earlier, there's still some real issues they have with the party. so i don't think the party should take this syringe to her from last night and look at this as a victory that was completely about us, right. we do have to do a better job of positioning the party. but can you look at where the democratic party's faivs are right now? they're not much better off than they are for republicans. but when you go back to what we did under governor steen, probably -- we looked at where we needed to improve our brand. and going back to 2004, 2005. look, we were underwater in two areasful that was around the issue of values and security. you'll remember george bush and republicans beat us squarely on skaurt issues, but we had to make up those differences. when you look at the democratic party right now, i think there's a number of sort of issues and areas where we need to establish
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ourselves and who we are. we need to do a better job with our brand. still most americans doesn't today understand what the democratic party stands for. that is something i think the party can solve for. we saw it 2002 nooif going 2006. we need a clear vision. it wasn't just anti-george bush. >> and mike, you've got clients. it's what's for dinner in your life. it's who pace the soul. you've got steve bannon saying don't just try the trump after shave. you've got to bathe in the trump cal lean. and. what are you going to tell your clients the entire house is up in 2018? >> well, i think it's easy to take bannon too seriously. he's a bit of a carnival act. i'm not sure he can deliver a pizza let alone an actual vote in a primary. i've been in these primaries
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working against that wing of the party and most of the congressional primaries for 15 years we've won. there's energy there, so you've got to take it seriously. i think bannon is a lot of hat and not a lot of cattle. we field tested that and saw what happened. i want to make one other point about this because at the republican headquarters we have a secret underground room where we do our real plotting and screaming and the thing that strategist are happy about we have a year to deal with this. we have warning is the surge in raw vote because one of the tricks republicans have, one of the assets we have is in the off year fewer people vote and we tend to do better with that electric tort. the president alelectoral is a lot bigger but those voters tend to not show up. in virginia we had surgeries in
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certain places. sofrm if part of the democrat intensety brought on by trump will lead to abnormal turn out next year where people who normally vote in presidential elections, younger, democratic, more minority, if they show up, that is a really bad scenario for us. so the question is in a year can we take some of the energy out of that. here in california where i live there are liberals beating their dream catcher's into eye poking stick. we've got to get in front of this energy wave or we're going to have trouble purely on turn out. there just aren't enough sten angry republican primary voter white guys like me over 50 to overcome that. and we saw it in virginia. >> corner el, he just handed you a big juicy secret to take back to the lbj room in the basement of the dnc where you formulate your fans. >> i walked in on the nixon room. that's got to be a fun place.
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i've got to tell you, i want to undermine what makes says. we struggle in off years because it's a different electric tort, rit. i'm going to get in the weeds, brian, but your audio why ens is smart people. >> yes, sir. >> if you look at 65% performing democratic resingts versus republican plea singts in an off year you have a 16 point drop-off difference in their turn out. that's the problem for democrats in off years. what's remarkable about what happened in virginia yesterday was, to mike's point, you had i think a 17 democratic party identification advantage in virginia this time around. we didn't have that last time around. >> that's right. >> and the biggest juch was among these young voters that are increasingly democratic. we talk about suburban and women voters because the largest jump was voters under 30. 80s a really big deal. can the democratic party -- we
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saw it go away, a rally around this, but i think that was more a rally anti-trump than pro democrat and we've got to work on that and sustain it if we're going to carry it -- >> just think about how much we'll talk about this in the year to come. gentlemen, thank you both. terrific conversation. always a pleasure to have you both. coming up, four words that were inconceivable a year ago today. president trump in china. we're going to go live to that scene tonight as his asian trip continues on the one-year anniversary of his election to the office.
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our people don't have a clue. we give state dirps to the heads of dhien. i say why are you doing state dinners for them? they're ripping us left and right. just take them to mcdone always and go back to the negotiating table. seriouslyment it's true. they devalue today the biggest did he valuation in two decades. two decades. you know what devalue means, right? devalue means suck the blood out of the united states. that's what devalue means. we can't continue to allow china to rape our country. and that's what they're doing. it's the greatest theft in the history of the world.
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>> china, as you may recall, was one of them candidate donald trump's favorite punching bags on the campaign trail, but president trump has struck a different tone, reaching out to the chinese for help in reining in north korea. president trump hosted the chinese president xi jinping in april. why would i call china a currency manipulator when they are working with us on the north korea problem. we'll see what happens. now xi takes his turn in hosting the american president in beijing. do not underestimate us and do not try us. the two presidents are expected to make a joint statement shortly. they're both attending a business leaders' meeting in beijing right now. let's talk about all of this, however. rick sentencing el, also a former managing editor of "time magazine." rick took part notably in
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meetings with obama and xi. gentlemen, welcome to you both. and i've just been handed a tweet saying there were audible gasps from reporters as trump tells the business leaders in beijing on trade imbalance just a minute ago, i don't blame china. who can blame a country for taking advantage of another country for benefit of their citizens. i give china great credit which as we were saying in the commercial break is kind of the baseline thing an american politician would say, perhaps. so rick sentencing el, one thing we know about the chinese, they're very good at what they do. they probably have no shortage of research on donald trump and probably have been flattering the visiting american president thus far. what else do you think is going on in. >> by the way, brian, the chinese invented flattery. there was some excerpts of trump trying to flatter xi jinping and he had that sort of rock face. i mean, trump has this very
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naive view that somehow if he ingreat yachts himself with another world leader he'll get a better deal. it's pain staking and awful negotiating with the chinese. they don't move their position. you can't really negotiate with them. they just stick to it. there's that old expression. you guys look at your watch and we look at the calendar. we look at every in terms of decades and centuries. he just signed up for the next five years without even a success or. so, you know, good luck to mr. trump, but i think he has kind of a knee eve view of what he can get out of the chinese. >> more than that, i have to ask about the visiting foreign policy shop, the experts that go on trips like this until normal times to counsel the president, to sit in some of them as note-takers. they're anxious to hear what is talked about what's the caliber of the folks surrounding him on a trip like this. >> the caliber of folks at the
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state department, the foreign service officers who have studied china and begin -- >> those that remain there. >> is extraordinary. its been a mistake for secretary tillerson and the administration not to take advantage of those people. so i actually don't know who is traveling with him, although i did see the pictures today that the long-time translator for president obama and secretary carryry, i saw him standing right next to president trump. so he's the translator. >> michael, we have seen a sea change in this president's remarks on china with the rise of the north korean issue. >> yeah. brian, as a candidate donald trump said that he was going to did he clear china a currency manipulator as soon as he became president and talked about imposing tariffs of 45% on chinese imports. he was really tough on china. and i think you could be forgiven if you went to a bunch of trump rallies for thinking that cracking down on china
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economically was going to be one of his very top priorities. and what we have seen instead is a president who has priority iced the north korea nuclear issue, which is of course, very grave national security threat, but really seems to have almost completely shelved his economic concerns. that quote from the tweet that you read really is kind of breathtaking. i mean, at least up until now he had been paying some rhetorical lip service to the idea that he was angry at china and, you know, they were ripping us off. and now even his rhetoric seems to be moderating. and that brings me to one other point, brian, which is i think we were all braced for when trump took office for him to have a bro manslaughter with vladimir putin where suddenly he was going against the grain of american policy and making these deals that nobody thought possible. we're actually seeing it when it comes to china. if xi jinping who trump has
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really fallen for. in some remarks tonight that i read from a pool report trump talked about the wonderful dinner he had with the china's president. it was supposed to last for 20 minutes. but it went for two hours and he loved every minute of it. he's fallen for this guy in a really remarkable way and is just not pressing that economic agenda that again was really at the heart of his campaign. so it's been an aston shing and i think largely up until this point under told story. >> rick, this is important. this transactional president views china as a way to make the north korea problem go away from him. our interests are not always the same. >> no. just to add to what mike was saying, i think the bargain that trump is implicitly trying to make is if you help us with north korea, we'll take it easy on you with tray. but the chinese are like i can't help you with north korea. and pi the way, i have so many advantages with trade there's
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nothing you can do for me. but the problem is is that when we say all the time that we want to denuclearize the korean peninsula, right, it's impossible. you can't get the jeanie -- >> and when we say hey, we want you to stop oil supplies to northwest because the only ones they get are from china. the chinese think man, if i do that, i can foment a revolution in north korea. i don't want that. so our interests don't align. in the sense the chinese don't want north korea to launch a missile, but basic the that's about all we have in common. >> gentlemen, thanks. the clock has snuck up on us. appreciate it. both very much. coming up, developments on the russia front. there are several. we'll have them when the 11th hour continues. i can do more to lower my a1c. and i can do it with what's already within me. because my body can still make its own insulin.
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at least nine people
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connected to president trump have had contact with russians. former national security aide george papadopoulos among them. despite trump's insistence that papadopoulos was a low level nobody, nbc news has confirmed he met with a british foreign office official just two months before election day. bbc broke this story and said while such meetings may be routine diplomacy, the fact that papadopoulos was presenting himself to the government of one of the u.s. closest allies as a representative of the trump campaign under cuts the white house's recent assertion that papadopoulos was a campaign volunteer of little importance. papadopoulos you may recall pleaded guilty to lying to the fbi about his contact with the kremlin and has been cooperating with the mueller investigation. with us tonight shannon pettypiece a white house correspondent for "bloomberg" news. i have to say the papadopoulos matter, number one, amounts to the kind of parade of drip drip drip and number two, when it
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happened smart people, you included, knew that this was a really interesting move, because this was a guy who had not been on any radar and yet the tributaries coming off of his case and his actions could be really interesting. >> people who have done these type of cases, prosecutors, you know, smart defense attorneys, they really saw this as a very strategic move by mueller. of all the leaks around this investigation, this papadopoulos arrest in july at dulles was kept completely secret. and this was mueller last week really showing his hand. and since then it's really sort of filled in some of the holes and some of the blank spots that a lot of us have had about what was going on at this campaign and contacts that we suspected were there but didn't really know about. i still think that this is still just one more piece of a broader puzzle, but it was certainly a piece in a very key position that helped fill in a lot of
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other areas. >> i want to get you on the record on a couple of other moves. number one, the president's closest body man keith shirley goes in to spend some time with the house committee so the president has that feeling knowing one of the keepers of secrets is behind closed doors while he's half a world away. also we had a gag order put in place on the case today. for our viewers what does that mean? >> well, on shirller he was behd closed doors longer than we expected. six hours. and he is much more than just the president's body man. he's been the head of trump security. he's been with trump through key moments, the 2013 miss universe pageant. he hand clifrd the letter to comey. he was next to trump every moment of the campaign. so he was a key person. he's also very loyal to the president. one other thing i will note that happened on the hill today is
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glen simpson from fusion gps is now talking to the senate intelligence committee. there is a subpoena. he was brought in. he's expected to voluntarily testify too, so one more development. and another piece of this puzzle that's starting to play out and take shape. >> shannon, one of the very best following all of it in washington. thank you so much. great to have you on once again. another break for us. and coming up, what was going on in this very room a year ago tonight when the 11th hour continues.
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drafted for donald trump to deliver on election night. a source who was right there in the room reported to us that it had to be written on the spot. and at this exact time a year ago we were about three hours away still from calling the race for donald trump. we have reached back a year into our archives and put together a brief look at how that night played out. >> it's 7:00 in the east and here are the first row jeksz of election night 2016. >> there's a lot we're seeing tonight that anybody in politics expected they'd be seeing tonight. >> i have to tell you, at the beginning of this night there were moments in which this crowd broke out into cheering. those moments are getting fewer and far between. >> this is really a tight race, and no matter what happens, trump had a lot more support in a lot more states among a lot more people than the polls detected. >> if you have all this turn out in north florida. if you have all this turn out in
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rural virginia, it's going to bleed over into michigan. i mean, it's very hard for me to see a scenario. i hope i'm wrong. i desperately want to be wrong. but it worries me about michigan. >> trump has got to decide what kind of a president he's going to be. we're in a weird situation right now. >> i can confirm that we're in a weird situation right now. >> the trump campaign is jub lent. now he's upstairs spending some time with his family as the prospect of him becoming the president of the united states becomes suddenly a little bit more real than it was even earlier. >> several states are too close to call, so we're not going to have anything more to say tonight. >> and there is how so many hillary clinton supporters are reacting. >> have now confirmed that secretary clinton has conceded to donald trump. >> usa. >> it's been what they call a
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historic event, but to be really historic, we have to do a great job. and i promise you that i will not let you down. we will do a great job. >> a year ago tonight. now, when we come back, a reminder that civic duty has no expiration date and it's never too late to run for public office when the 11th hour continues. how can you make your hair even stronger?
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he served in the u.s. navy in the pacific theater in world war ii and he didn't like the way the town was being run, so he ran ask won. he campaigned door to door, wore out two pairs of shoes doing so. pir ril low is a wid other. lost a wife of 60 years and it sounds like his grandson knows the score. he says, quote, i never doubt anything this man says. he's truly amazing from golf three times a week to taking care of his own house. now add to that, of course, taking care of this town. where he says he used to be able to afford to live on a military salary, but he says now taxes are too high. spending has to be reined in. by the way, does anyone doubt his ability to get stuff done? we didn't think so. congratulations to the mayor elect. that's our broadcast for tonight. thank you so much for being here with us. and good night from nbc news headquarters here in new york.
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>> we are better than this! >> reporter: how the resistance moved from the streets to the polls. >> this one's for you! >> and how the trump agenda could increase the size of a democratic wave. >> the republicans should look at the elections last night and it should be a giant stop sign for their tax bill. >> reporter: and about that steve bannon playbook. >> those trump issues, those kind of populist/nationalist issues are winners. >> why the spectacular failure of trumpism without trump means big trouble with republicans. >> all of a sudden gillespie caught fire, because he's embracing trumpism. >> "all in" starts right now. >> good evening from new york. i'm chris hawes. donald trump won the presidency of the united states one year ago tonight, but not with a

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