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wave erased much of the gop's gerrymandering advantage. but not entirely. that does it for us tonight, we will see you again next week. now, it's time for the last word with lawrence o'donnell. have a great weekend. good evening, i'm lawrence o'donnell and this is our special thanksgiving week edition of the last word, featuring conversations with rachel maddow and stephen colbert, as well as the economist i most want to hear from before the impact of the trump tax cuts. as president trump gets ready for his first semester final exam on tax cuts, how does the rest of his report card look. >> people filled the streets of america's cities and capitals around the world. >> far more people marching for women's rights than attended his inauguration.
>> more than 100 people were detailed. >> when someone attacks muslim americans, they attack all of us. >> the fbi is investigating whether there was any coordination between the campaign and russia's efforts. >> i was going to fire comey, knowing there was no good time to do it. >> the justice department has just announced a special council to lead a new investigation. >> bob mueller will find out everything that happened here. >> this bill keeps our promise to repeal and replace obamacare. >> the jimmy kimmel test, i think should be, no family should be denied medical care, emergency or otherwise because they can't afford it. >> with no democratic support, we couldn't quite get there. >> we'll take credit for that. >>. >> john mccain stunned his president and his party overnight. stepping up and voting no.
>> this is clearly a disappointing moment. >> we are back by popular demand. >> this one's for you. >> the margins of these victories that turn out the energy are astonishing. >> our republican friends better look out. >> how was your thanksgiving dinner this year? a little better than last year? did your trump voting uncle have more to say last year than this year? how happy is he this year. what did he want to talk about this year. the unpopular endangered tax cut bill, that raises taxes on working people and cuts them on the trump kids inheritance. the health care repeal that didn't happen. the president's poll numbers, the big beautiful border wall that donald trump built and mexico paid for, or didn't he
probably didn't want to talk about this year's election results in virginia and around the country. and what they could mean for 2018 there's much to brag about about. >> we have done more they say, than any president in history. >> no, they don't say that. no president has mobilized so many people against him in his first full year of office. men, women, children marched in the streets to protest donald trump's election, the biggest inauguration protest in united states history. the biggest single day protest of any kind in the united states history. every day of the trump presidency has continued to mobilize outraged citizens. a week after his inauguration, people spontaneously showed up at airports to protest the trump
travel ban. in the spring, people packed the town halls of republican members of congress to protest repealing obamaca obamacare. >> do your job! >> do your job! >> i think it's time to repeal and replace you in 2020. [ cheers and applause ] >> and all that was before jimmy kimmel joined the fight. >> a little over a week ago on friday, april 21st, my wife, molly, gave birth to a boy, a baby boy, his name is william john kimmel. he appeared to be a normal healthy baby, until three hours after he was born. they did an echocardiogram, and
found he was born with a heart disease. i saw a lot of families there, and no parent should ever have to decide if they can afford to save their child's life. it just shouldn't happen. not here. >> that was the same week that donald trump invited the house republicans offer to the white house for beer and a premature celebration. they underestimated the protesters and patients and health care advocates and homes and dads like jimmy kimmel who talked about health care on his late night show over the summer, and into the fall. jimmy kimmel shamed republican senators who lied about the impact of their repeal and he thanked the ones, susan collins, lisa murkowski, and john mccain, who did the right thing. >> to all the senators and representatives, who stopped this bill, thank you for being
reasonable. and know that we're paying attention now, and you'll be hearing from us again. >> not only is obamacare still the law of the land, more than 1.5 million people have signed up for health insurance on the exchanges so far this month. donald trump's job approval rating currently stands at 35% according to a recent quinnipiac poll. if you think donald trump does not share your values and is not honest, and is not fit to serve as president, you are not alone. you are the majority. 62% say donald trump does not share their values. 57% say donald trump is not fit to serve as president. the only poll that matters is at the ballot box, unless it is a presidential election, in which case a woman can get 3 million more votes than donald trump and not wing. in virginia, the democrat
easily defeated the trump endorsed candidate, and exit polls showed 57% of people who came out to vote disapprove of donald trump. in new jersey, voters elected a democrat to succeed chris christie who was the first republican governor to endorse the trump presidential campaign. in maine, voters defied their trump supporting governor, and voted for a ballot initiative to expand medicaid. in the virginia election, danica roane made history as the first transgender senator in the united states. she ran against him and won. the latest poll finds that 52% want democrats to control congress next year. democrats might have much more to be thankful about a year from now. joining us now, ezra klein,
editor at large at vox. and the host of the ezra klein show. steve schmidt and an msnbc political analyst. there's so many testimonies on the report card to cover, when we sit here in november, having looked at election night what does that tell us about the trump report card. >> you have the most unpopular president in the history of polling, this soon into his election. a didn'tic tidal wave, while it may be a hashinger of the tidal wave, we have a president under investigation, an investigation moving closer all the time to the oval office, we see a
president of the united states who is diminished america's standing in the world, who has degraded the office of the presidency, who has been rebuked by the chairman of the senate foreign relations committee as unfit, stating he's worried about his capacity to fulfill his responsibilities as commander in chief. and to be entrusted with the nation's nuclear arsenal. we have thousands and thousands of americans suffering on the virgin islands and in puerto rico. after a malfeasance and incompetent response. we've seen a collapse for all time of the moral authority of the president of the united states after he talked about the good people. neo-nazis marching in a hate march where an innocent young woman was killed. and we see the lack of probity in his cabinet. it's been a tough year for the country, but a year on, it seems
that a coalition is forming. and it's made up of all the democrats, 65 to 70% of the independents. and about 25% of the republicans are saying, enough of all this. as we head into the christmas season. the republican party is stained and diminished, it's moral collapse, intellectual rot completely exposed through this tax cut and wavering around support for the pedophile nominee and the alabama senate race. >> let's take a look at a couple best known trump campaign promises. the clearest ones, the ones he could say quickest and easiest. >> we will repeal the disaster known as obamacare, and create new health care, all sorts of reforms that work for you and your family. >> and then, of course, the
primal scream of the campaign, build the wall. let's listen to the trump promise on that. >> i will build a great, great wall on our southern border. and i will have mexico pay for that wall. >> yes! >> mark my words. >> ezra klein, the report card, does it look good on those two tests? >> no, it doesn't look good on any of his policy promises, this is something we have learned about trump. it's something people didn't realize about him coming in. everybody knew trump wasn't a policy details guy. there was a view that what he had were strong policy intuitions, he cared about the wall. he said he was not going to touch medicaid, medicare or social security. he meant it, he maybe didn't know how he wouldn't touch it, he meant it. so what trump would be is a manager, he would have people
who would carry out the details of his policy. then he came in and it turned out he just didn't care. he doesn't the really care about the wall. he doesn't care about any of his promises on obamacare, he cares about what is a win. if that win contradicts everything he promised his voters, it doesn't matter. and in part because he doesn't care about anything but a win, and he doesn't understand any of the policy details and he doesn't keep to any of the actual things that he promised. he doesn't make good arguments for them, he's not gotten any of them past. he goes to the hill to tell the republic for what he wants, it's a disaster every time, because he's not able to answer any of their questions. the fact that at the core of the american presidency, is someone who doesn't know, care or understand any of the policy he's trying to make has been a huge problem. for democrats who want to see donald trump get nothing done,
it's been an incredible boone. >> donald trump praised james comey and the fbi when they were investigating hillary clinton's state department e-mail, and now this year, fires james comey in what appeared to be an attempt to shut down an fbi investigation. >> well, the extraordinary aspect about that, if you were advising donald trump, you would go into the office every morning and say, mr. president, the one thing we can never let happen, is for there to be the appointment of a special council. like so many of trump's afflictions, they're self-inflicted. the james comey debacle among them. what we have now, a year later, over and over and over again. 100% of the time, 100% of the people around donald trump, around the campaign, they have lied about their connections to russians during the course of the campaign. and we all expect there will be
more indictments. that the news will tighten, and this will be a major drama in 2018. we've never seen a level of investigation and corruption amongst the cabinet officials in the modern era like we're seeing around this president. >> thank you both for joining us on this special edition of the last word, really appreciate it. >> thank you. coming up, passing tax cuts is usually the easiest thing the republican congress can do. the republicans are struggling to get it done in the senate. we will be joined by the last secretary of the treasury who left office with a budget surplus. and later, my conversations with rachel maddow and stevphen colbe colbert.
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now that we've all enjoyed the thanksgiving holiday, the christmas shopping season is officially underway. number one on president trump's gift list is a corporate fax cut. >> we're going to give the american people a huge tax cut for christmas. hopefully that will be a great big beautiful christmas president. >> all the undecided republican senators are worried about how much the tax cuts will increase the deficit and the debt. that could be the issue that kills the trump tax bill, the administration is trying to create new math. they're insisting the official estimate that the tax cuts will
inning crease the debt by $1.5 trillion is wrong, because wages will increase so dramatically, that the new taxed revenue on those increased wages will save us from an increase. for most of us, this is like hearing your pilot in new york say you're going to take off and be in paris in an hour. >> this change, along with a lower tax rate, would like ly give the american household a $4,000 pay raise. could be a lot more than that, too. . about a $4,000 amount of money additional for the american family to spend that's very exciting. >> joining us now lawrence summers.
if you don't mind, i'm going to spend a bit longer than usual on your introduction. you served as the head of the white house economic council in the obama administration, and the treasury secretary in the clinton administration, during the longest period of sustained economic growth in the united states history. and most importantly, you were the last treasury secretary to leave office with a federal budget surplus. and somewhere in the middle of all of that, you managed to serve as president of harvard university. i don't know which of these titles i should be using, there's no one whose analysis of this bill i value more than yours. let's begin with this pay raise. this $4,000 pay raise, that the president is promising because of a corporate tax cut. that's what his economic advisers seem to be telling him to say. it's a nonsense number.
it's true if you cut corporate tax taxes you don't think at all about the deficits, there problem i will will be some increased investment, and some increase in wages. to suggest it's 4,000 to $9,000 as they have is to be absurd. to do the calculation taking no account of the adverse commences of the budget deficit, is professional malpractice. to do the calculation, not recognizing the many complex features of the bill, the aspects involving the inning centives that are already present for new investment is to do it at a level that would not pass in an undergraduate course. this is not serious stuff. you know, the university of chicago business school, which is traditionally thought of as a
read out of conservatism. surveys a group of -- several dozen major economists in both political parties on public policy issues of the day. they did their survey, and only 2% agreed with the proposition that it would substantially raise the gdp after a decade. and no one professed to be confident that the tax cut would pay for itself. so their analysis isn't just inconsistent with what former democratic officials say, it's out of the range of reasonable professional opinion. you know, if you had to make a forecast as to what the weather was going to be next thanksgiving. no one knows, it could turn out the weather is 70 degrees in washington. it would be a crazy forecast to make. you want to make a forecast
based on the recent experience. in the same way, there's nothing in the experience of the reagan tax cut, the bush tax cut. the tax cuts or increases that took place in 1993 to support the kind of claims that are being made here. >> part of the reason they're arguing there will be this big wage increase, the people they are talking to about the wage increase are not really getting any significant tax cuts. they have to tell them their benefit is going to come through an increase in their paycheck? >> it's two points. one, many of them aren't even going to get a tax cut next year. but two, the bill is designed to phase out the tax cuts for the middle class while it's phasing in the tax cuts for the very
wealthy. if you look at middle class people, nearly half of them are getting tax increases by the time you get to the end of the ten-year window. this is a conspiracy -- i don't know if conspiracy is the right word, this is responsive too the interests of the people who have supported many, who are in the congress, and who have supported the president. this is not tax legislation that is in the interest of the vast majority of americans, they're going to be saddled with debt, they're going to be at risk of losing vital health insurance, they're in many cases going to see tax increases. and for what? so we can try to win a race to the bottom. to bring corporations home from the cayman islands, rather than
having stricter more appropriate rules that assure you can't move your income to the cayman islands. in order to give a tax break to the 2/10 of 1% of americans who now pay the estate tax? that's right, 998 out of 1,000 americans do not pay the estate tax. are the two who pay the group in our society that's most in need of a tax cut right now? i don't think so. in order that they can have a comprehensive 25678 reform the loophole that both parties have been railing against for a decade. this is really a -- almost a completely misguided bill. it is a prostitution of a
concept of tax reform. we did tax reform very effectively in 1986. there were three principles. the first was revenue neutrality, we weren't going to bloat the budget deficit. the second was preserve distribution. we're not using it as an opportunity to soak the rich. but we're not using it as an opportunity to tilt the playing field toward those who are most fortunate. and the third principle was close shelters, don't open them. this bill raises the deficit. tilts toward the rich, and creates a massive new set of tax shelters with its provisions on so-called pass throughs. >> professor lawrence summers, thank you very much for joining us tonight. i could listen to you go on and on about this, and i hope we can get you back, thank you very much. >> thank you. up next, it was a big sweep
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beaten virginia's bathroom plan. he's ridden prejudice against the lgbt community for 25 years. it shows you sometimes history is written with a caps lock on. history is not subtle about these achievements, she's going to go down in history tonight for this victory, she's going to mean a big, big, big change for virginia. because she showed bob marshall the door. >> it feels like tonight's history is being written by movie writers. it's so dramatic. >> that, of course, was rachel maddow on election night earlier this month, reacting to the stunning wins that we were learning about as the votes were being counted in virginia and across the country. danica roen was one of the dramatic wins democracy brought
us. the following night, we brought you some of the other extraordinary candidates who had winning stories to tell that seemed as though they were written by hollywood screenwriters. virginia voters chose chris hearst, a former local tv news anchor who quit his job and became a gun safety advocate, after his girlfriend alison parker was shot and killed on live television, as she was doing a report. last night he won a seat in the house of delegates, over an opponent who had an a rating from the national rifle association. here's what he said today. >> i wish that i was still with alison, a journalist working at the television station we worked at together. that wasn't the plan that god had intended for me and for her. and so i sought about trying to
fortha new path and create a new plan. >> in montana, voters elected a refugee as their mayor. john carmen got attention when he posted this. will the woman's protest be over in time for them to cook dinner. he then said this when asked to apologize. >> women who are sure of themselv themselves, they didn't get owe poen fended by this, if it hurt your feelings -- it wasn't posted -- >> ashley bennett was one of the women who walked out of that meeting in protest. she decided that she was going to run against john carmen for atlantic county freeholder and last night she beat him. ashley bennett drove john carmen
out of office because he insulted her and the millions of americans who joined the women's march all over the country. and joining us now for an exclusive interview is ashley bennett. tell us about that moment when you decided to do this. >> hi, lawrence, thank you so much for having me. well, that moment was just a moment of pure shock. i couldn't believe that in 2017 we were actually seeing this. i went to the freeholder meeting after writing him a letter. i didn't get a response. i waited to see what kind of response he was going to give. as you showed, that was the response. i took off of work, used vacation time to go to that meeting. i felt it was a waste. i walked out. for all those people who felt like their voice wasn't heard, i said, i'll run. >> did you say it walking out of
that meeting, i will run? >> i went home and said to my family how upset i was. they said, why don't you run? i said, well, i will run. >> how did you find the time to do that? how did you change your life to do that? >> it was not an easy balance by any stretch. i had a lot of support from friends and family members. and my co-workers and supervisors. everyone was excited. and they just pitched in to try to help me where they could. whether it was switching shifts, i'll stay late so you can come in late, or i'll stay later for you, so you can leave early to be somewhere. it was just -- it's not just me, it was a movement of people.
and i'm just really thankful. >> have you spoken to john carmen since the eelection last night? >> i have not. and i understand. that's fine. i did see a post on facebook and at this point, the voters have spoken and i haven't spoken to him. but i understand. so i'm just happy to have the support of all the voters who came out in this election. it minings so much to me, i'm so humbled and so grateful to be able to run in the community where i've been born and raised and went to high school. it means everything to me. >> you are what american democracy is supposed to be all about. thank you very much for joining us tonight. really appreciate it. >> thank you so much. and thank you to everyone who came out. >> coming up, more of rachel and me, that's next, and later
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my first televised interview was with my friend rachel maddow. here is how she introduces playing with fire on her show and our conversation about it at the beginning of my book tour. >> on the last day of march, 1948 president lyndon johnson gave a speech about vietnam. while he was in the middle of waging that war, he was also running for re-election as president, his campaign was not going well. he gave that address to vietnam, and tacked something unexpected on to the end of that speech. >> i shall not seek and i will not accept the nomination of my party for another term as your president. thank you for listening. good night and god bless all of you. >> that revelation in the middle of the democratic primary and a speech about the war had the new
york times the next daybreaking out not one but two giant semicolons. halts north vietnam raed joins hanoi peace moves. i think they ran out of steam by that headline. the shock of a president not seeking a seshl term? in any other election year, a sitting president dropping out of the race would have been the headline. whole books would have been written about that one sentence at the end of that speech, instead, that becomes this interesting foot note, a thing that happened one day, and what was an absolutely wild election in 1968. four days after lbj dropped out, martin luther king was assassinated. riots happened all over the country. the guy that was supposed to win the democratic primary was assassinated in california, bobby kennedy.
the guy that ended up clinching the nomination, had ever been on the ballot during any of the state primaries. while hubert humphrey was twisting arms to lock up the nomination, police were outside using tear gas and batons against the protesters in the street. 1968 was madness, particularly on the democratic side. 1968 was also the year we got this guy on the republican side richard nixon won the presidency that year, not easily, but he won. >> we are a year out from the last presidential election as of tomorrow. i find it helpful, to remember if we've not been through this before, we have been through a
lot. we have been through more than you might think. i have a good way for you to marinade yourself in that. joining us now is my colleague, lawrence o'donnell, who was well versed in that history, he just wrote the book on it. it's called playing with fire, the 1968 election, and i've read it, and it's riveting. congratulations. >> thank you, rachel, thank you for giving us nice words in the back of it, i was a high school eyewitness to these things, i shall not seek and will not accept. we had those words memorized instantly. when lbj said that, no one knew he was going to say it. almost no one in the white house knew the one person who did know was lady bird, and he had a hand signal with her. he wasn't decided whether he was -- it was right at the end of the speech. after he gave a speech about vietnam policy, how he was going do try to change things.
he's not going to run, and he had a hand signal that he gave to lady bird, warning her, i'm going to do it, i'm going to drop out. the fascinating thing i discovered only in working on the book is yes, he dropped out, it was over. lbj had been dumped by the dump johnson movement. as the convention was approaching. it wasn't over in his head. he was still thinking after the bobby kennedy assassination, maybe i can go into chicago. he was actually making plans to travel to chicago. the riots broke out, it was clear to him, there was no way to pull this out. he started to think, maybe i'm the solution, and i'm the surprise nominee in chicago. >> the thing i found reading your book is that it's the only thing that i have read in the past year that made me feel the same way that i felt about the overwhelming nature of the news in the past year and a half. the past year and a half in our
politics, it's not like we're all not aware that a big thing has happened. but a series of large unimaginable things, that we feel like we've got to the end, the big point. the most scandalous thing. and then it's followed by something even bigger and unimaginable. >> your book is the only thing that's made me feel like, oh, right, we've done this before as a country. >> and we've been in a worse place. as difficult this is for people who didn't want to see a trump presidency, we now have a significant majority of the country disapproving of the trump presidency, the movement we call the resistance, we had a resistance this big before. and it was in 1968, against both the johnson presidency and then following it was against the
nixon presence. what was at stake is nothing other than life and death. everyone over 18, every male had to have his draft card in his pocket, it was a crime to be without it. a federal crime to not have it on your person. kids started burning these things publicly. in 1964, they had to pass a federal law to make destroying it a crime, because they haven't made it a crime yet. people were getting sentenced to 2 years, 6 years for burning their draft cards. nadia from pussy riot was on my show friday night. she told us 1968 in america, was one of her great inspirations, and she didn't even know i had written a book about it, she said the things we saw here in 1968 gave them the energy and a lot of the spirit they bring to it now. a lot of it was very kind of -- it had elements of anarchy with the yippees and a lot of the fun that pussy riot throws its into
very serious demonstrations and protests now, so much of what we're going through today, we've been through before. just as a reminder, 16,000 american soldiers killed in 1968 alone. over 500 in one month of 1968. there's something like 2600 total right now in afghanistan. and the 16 years of that. and without a draft very, very, very small percentage of the country actually feels that risk of life in afghanistan and iraq, and so the tensions that this country was feeling every single day in 1968 were way more powerful than what we've feeling now. >> lawrence o'donnell has just written a new book, it comes out tomorrow, it's called playing with fire, the 1968 election, and transformation of american politics. congratulations, it's really good, i'm proud of you, always happy that you are my colleague, but i really enjoyed it.
i will say this to our viewers. you have heard way too many watergate discussions in the past year, because we have a scandal ridden administration, way too much discussion about watergate, you can learn about water gate by learning before what richard nixon did. if you real lid want to learn about watergate, learn what the country was like. the way to start understanding that is to understand '68. >> and there's a little bit of collusion in the victory in the end -- it's richard nixon used collusion with the foreign government, the south vietnamese in order to win in the end. >> that makes it homework. >> well deng, lawrence. >> up next, my chat with stephen colbert.
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one word to describe the trump presidency so far is chai ottic. chaos inside the white house, and in most newsrooms. when i stopped by the late show to talk about my new book stephen colbert wanted to know how keeping up with the headlines on the last word compares to writing fictional drama on the west wing. >> even in it's day it was story
line porn. is there anything you wrote that was as crazy as the stories we're getting now? >> everything that's happened in the last two years, i would have been sitting in the writers room saying, that couldn't happen. i would have shot done every -- reality show guy runs for president. i'd go no, no, it can't happen. >> runs, wins? >> yes. so guess that what that does. that destroys drama, fictional television drama about a white house is now destroyed, because there's absolutely no gravity to it. >> it's pretty good for comedy, though. >> it's very good for comedy 37. >> that's not fair. >> sorry. >> you have a badge of honor, if that's what it is, in that you were one of the first tv political pundits if you don't mind that term to be attacked by the president before he was the president, in 2015. i hear that dopey political
pundit lawrence o'donnell, one of the dumber people on television, is about to lose his show. no ratings, too bad. and then this is even better, i heard because his show is unwatchable, lurns has made many false statements about me. maybe i should sue him? >> that's my space in twitter history, i'm the first person, i think the only tv person that he threatened to sue on twitter. >> really? >> yeah, he actually did sue -- >> did he sue you? >> he sadly, he didn't sue me. he saved up all the lawyers fees to sue bill maher. >> did you actually sue. >> he very briefly sued bill maher, and the suit was thrown out by a judge who said, this is silly. >> i begged him to sue me, actually. >> i'm next. now, i can't even -- he won't even tweet about me.
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