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torcycle roar.] hurry, sale ends monday at havertys. life looks good. "this week" with george stephanopoulos starts right now. >> not backing down. >> these attacks involve a minor. they're completely false and untrue. >> with alabama senate candidate roy moore lashing out after the disturbing allegations of sexual misconduct. >> to think that grown women would wait 40 years to bring charges is absolutely unbelievable. why now? >> the republican party and alabama voters facing a defining moment. will they believe his multiple accusers and fight to prevent him from eventering the u.s. senate? or, will they accept him as one of their
senior counsellor how she'll advise the president. face to face. >> and i believe president putin feels he did not med until our election. >> should president trump put more pressure on put snn. plus, buyer's remorse. would you vote for donald trump again? >> no. >> the gop takes a hit after major loss ifs two key states. can the democrats carry this momentum into the midterms and 2020? we ask dnc chair tom perez. from the white house, to your house, we take on the moments that mattered, "this week." >> announcer: from abc news, it's "this week." here now, co-anchor martha raddatz. good morning. it's been a year since the 2016 election and a year since republicans were rejoicing at winning
in control of both congress and the white house. fast forward to this week. the gop suffering blows in tuesday's elections. losing ground to the democrats in what's being seen as a referendum on president trump. and making the republican push to pass tax reform and demonstrating their ability to governor more important than ever. but the gop now has an even greater battle ahead. on thursday, those troubling allegations emerged in the washington post against alabama republican senate candidate roy moore. accused of sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl. decades ago. the allegations graphic in their detail. accuser lee cortland told the post, moore took off her shirt and pants and removed her clothes. he suchd her over her bra and underpants and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear.
forward, saying moore pursued them when they were between 16 and 18 years old. moore was in his 30s. but the candidate also known to some as the ten command ms judge has fired back with a strong denial. not only calling the accusations false, but painting this as a smear campaign. blaming the media, the democrats, the republican establishment. and the women who accused him. >> isn't it strange that after 40 years, of constant investigation, people have waited to four weeks prior to the general election to bring their complaints? it's not a coincidence. it's an intentional act to stop a campaign. >> these accusations coming at a watershed moment as more and more individuals come forward to share their stories of sexual harassment or abuse. implicated harvey
louis c.k. and kevin space circumstances among others. now the question for republicans in washington, alabama, and all across america, how will they respond? unless the election is delayed, roy moore will be on the ballot next month. will republicans choose to support a candidate accused of engaging in sexual misconduct with a minor? will they denounce him and risk losing a key senate seat? if he wins, will they count him among their ranks? it's a defining choice. 42 republican senators have responded to the allegations. most of them saying, if, if the allegations are true, he should step aside. and the white house has echoed that same line as the president traveled overseas this week. but trump is promising further comments after he returns to the u.s. so, will we see a more decisive response from the president in for more, let's bring in counsel lor to the president and up with
of his top advisers, kellyanne conway. and good morning, kellyanne. "the washington post" story is stlee days old. you have had time to digest it. look through it. do you have any doubt about the veracity of the allegations? >> i said early in the situation, that the conduct described should keep people from serving in the office. t the are the and the republicans said if these are true, he should be disqualified. mr. moore has denied that conduct. other people are out there talking about what did or did not happen many years ago. >> that goes back to the if, if. if, if, if we prove this conduct, then he should leave. what is it that has
now? for you to go into he should step aside? >> the one thing i will say is that the president is also not as focused as he is on his major 13-day trip abroad. he's made a statement. he's not being breefd bit by bit. he's focused on new trade agreements. global cooperation against a denuclearized north korea. >> we'll get back to that. let me ask you again, do you have any doubt about the veracity of the accusations? >> martha, i only know what i read. i take seriously allegations like this. particularly when they involve somebody who happens to be one of my daughters' ages. i take this seriously. i have tried to be a loud voice for a long time. >> you believe the accusations? >> i know what i read. i don't know the accusers. i don't know judge roy moore. i want to make sure
prosecuting people through the press. he's denied the allegations. i have read the stories. i have heard not the testimony, the evidence, but what people are saying publicly. and, i think that the -- what we have all said stands. i came out very -- probably the first person in the administration to come out because i happened to be interviewed on a different network about a different topic. i said this conduct should be disqualified. i look around and say, is this the best we can do. >> roy moore says conduct like that should be disqualifying. he's saying he didn't do it. so what is is the standard of proof here? it's one thing to say it's terrible conduct. i'm not sure anyone would disagree with you. the question is and you're an adviser to the president. you have been following this. what is your standard of proof here? you either believe the women, or you don't. and this isn't a trial. but -- >> you said it best. it's not a trial. what do you mean the standard of proof and the evidence?
you to say he should resign? hat has to happen before you would advise the president to say, roy moore should step aside? >> the president said he should step aside if the allegations are true. >> if, if, if. where does the if lie? >> it would be a dangerous conversation for any of us to just be cast aside as guilty because of press reports. this is a democracy with a constitutional system that allows us to have a process. so -- we're not in trial here. i only know what i read. what i read is very disturbing. what i read offends me greatly as a woman, as a mother of three young girls. >> understood. but what you're saying is maybe those four women are lying? >> no, i didn't say that. >> you have four women. >> i didn't say that. i didn't say that. but i also know that credibility is not been imbued on other people. based on their affiliations and
many accusers over the years, much evidence against a former president. and very little koechblg of that. respectfully. the fact is, that -- on this particular issue, we need to have a serious conversation. on this one, you're talking about decades-long conduct. allegations in the press. and we already in this conversation have probably spent more time talking about roy moore and this than we have talked about a democratic united states senator sitting in a federal courthouse as a criminal defendant if a trial. has been indicted on some serious criminal counts and we can't get coverage on it. >> we'll be talking about that. we'll be talking about that. >> i denounce that conduct. if the allegations are true, he should step aside. if they're true about a lot of people, they ought to step aside. some of them are probably holding office right now. >> mitt romney tweeted innocent until proven guilty is for criminal
elections. i believe leigh corfman. her account is too serious to ignore. >> do you believe leigh corfman? >> i don't know her. >> that means it goes no where are. >> that's not true. you're asking on behalf of the white house and the president to make a judgment about something when he's on a 13-day trip and spoke explicitly as has the vice president, i, other top advisers. the conduct as described is not just offensive and disgusting, it qudisqualifies anyone who ha done it from holding public office. if there's anyone currently in public office who has behaved that way to any girl or woman, maybe they should step aside. in a country of 330 million people, we ought to be able to do better than this. i tried to raise this issue a year ago on october 9th
i said i had been a victim of people in power. nobody took me seriously. you know why? because of who i work for? whose campaign i was managing. i tried to have the conversation a year before everybody else. let's have the conversation. let's be honest. it goes far beyond one article in a newspaper. it's in most -- >> i want to move on to russia. but -- let me say again, four women who were named and 30 women corroborated. >> they should have their day. they should speak up. >> i think they did. >> they should. the rest of it, you're asking me about political strategy. valid access in the state of bm been. >> cow can't say whether you believe the accusers or not. you're not going to go that far. so let's move on to russia. i want to get clarity on president trump's position. he said saturday on air force one that every time he sees vlim
didn't do that, and i believe, i really believe that when he tells me that, he means it. he tried to clarify that overnight. let's listen. >> i believe he feels that he and russia did not meddle in the election. as to whether i believe it or not, i'm with our agencies, especially as currently constituted with their leadership. i believe in our intel agencies. our intelligence agencies. >> those two statements seem to contradict each other. which is it? >> no, it's what i -- i can't imagine the president could be more explicit. he said yesterday, when president putin says it, president putin means it. he means they didn't interfere. the president said -- >> he thinks he's just delusional? >> he didn't use that word. he said president putin believes it. what the president believes is most important here. he believes the assessment of the intelligence communities. he stands by that. he's very
this president has formed his ju judgment about the issues. the president is not the chairman of the board of elections. he's the president of the united states. he wants to deal with president putin and other world leaders has he has for two weeks on major issues like global security. on trade, perhaps. in other countries. on combatting isis. on a nuclearized north korea. most americans appreciate having a strong wleerd is willing to take his counsel from the -- along with the international community and put the case right to north korea, say to abe, put putin, xi, and others, join with us. >> let's talk about what else he said about north korea. he tweeted yesterday, from vietnam, why would kim jong-un insult me by calling me old when i would never call him
fat, which is apparently trending on twitter. oh, well, i tried so hard to be his friend. maybe some day that will happen. how is that helpful? >> i believe that the -- >> how is that helpful? how is that helpful? >> in full context, a 13-day trip where the president is focused on global security and combatting terrorism. and containing a nuclearized north korea. north korea is everyone's business. this man has been on the job for nine or ten months. we inherited a mess. including a nuclearized north korea. including the iran deal. including many hot spots around the globe. >> you think name-calling is helpful? calling somebody short and fat? >> i think that that was a -- the president just responding the way he does to somebody who insulted him first. but i look at the full context of his entire trip and eg he's
successful and inspiring trip for those who care about north korea not being nuclearized. for those who care about free trade in this country. for those who care about trade agreements that don't keep screwing americans and american workers. for those who care about syria and what happens with china. what the president's been able to do with leaders around the world, the cooperation is -- they have announced big new deals here. which affect american workers and interests. that, plus the tax cut, i think it's why you see the stock market and consumer confidence at all. time highs. people like what they see. >> thank you for joining us. joining me from alabama, matt murphy and andrea lind lindenburg. they're the hosts of the most popular radio show in alabama. your show broadcasts across alabama. how are your listeners reacting
do people believe the accusations? are they skeptical? >> well, initially, martha, it was reaction of shock. roy moore is a known quantity in alabama. he's been running for chief justice. run for governor twice. we have known him for 20, 25 year of his political life. it was one of shock that this type of explosive allegation would not have come out before now. and frankly, there is skepticism considering the the source. we understand in a conservative state like alabama, perhaps we don't share the values of "the washington post." listeners questioned the source and the timing initially. >> and you were in touch with two of the accusers. they're standing by their stories. this is not just "the washington post." these are four women coming forward. >> that's true. the day the story broke, we reached out to them on social media to see if i could talk with them a little bit more. two of the women in the 16 to 18
responded to me. one said that she stood by the story in "the washington post." she thought she was represented well. she didn't have other comment. the other woman who responded said, that, she didn't have any other comment either. the next morning, when we were on the air, she typed to me a message, she said, i'm listening to the show right now. so we presented to our listeners, what do you want to say to these women? what do you want to ask? she responded with something else before stopping communication. she said, i have a problem with the fact that he favor me alcohol when i was 18 and the drinking age was 19 at the time. she said it matters. she may come forward and tell her story, she said, as others come forward. then communication stopped. her attorney released another statement. >> we heard roy moore deny the accusations. calling them false, untrue, fake news. did alabama residents find
>> well, i think that response some did. certainly his supporters are loyal. they're staunch. that was up enough for them. others wanted more. then he had an interview that he did and we listened to that closely friday and friday night. that was a little bit more detailed. but, you really have two camps calling us. one, the supporters who absolutely believe roy moore and that this didn't happen. and other that want more information. they don't want to discount the what the women are saying, no matter the motivation. >> i would say whether it happened a week ago or 39 years ago, an allegation like this is serious. the voters are taking it seriously. we have a call out to judge moore to come on the show. he claims he did not know the 14-year-old. never had contact with her. hopefully, we get more information prior to the election. >> they don't have much time left to make a
>> in light of the al dpagss, could another republican step forward in a write-in campaign? >> i don't know how a write-in campaign would work. there's a fear that the vote would be split. some would cutting luther strange. some suggested mo brooks. some said the governor could reschedule the election to later time, giving the republican party enough time to perhaps get to the bottom of all of this and convince judge moore to step aside, should he need to. >> given what we have already heard in "the post." and from your listeners. do you think roy moore will win? >> that's a good question. there's a chance. certainly. he says he's not stepping down. if they don't postpone this election. we have people voting absentee. the military voting rite now. certainly, there's a chance. he stays on the ballot. the write-in
jones, a democrat. there's a chance. >> thank you so much for joining us this morning. coming up, the democratic response from party chair tom perez. can his party turn deep red alabama blue? and can they carry the success of tuesday's elections to the midterms? and the powerhouse "roundtable" weighs in on the allegations from alabama. we'll be right back. what is the power of pacific? it's life insurance and retirement solutions to help you reach your goals. it's having the confidence to create the future that's most meaningful to you. it's protection for generations of families, and 150 years of strength and stability. and when you're able to harness all of that, that's the power of pacific.
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t's end this. let's dive in with "the roundtable." matthew dowd. alex castellanos. abc news congressional correspondent mary bruce and history yaen and abc news contributor mark updegrove, author of "the last republicans." inside the extraordinary relationship between george h.w. bush and george w. bush. matthew dowd, you say you believe the four women, what they're saying about roy moore. moore says in the next few days, there will be revelations about the motivations and the content of the washington post report. >> well,
should be that the women who came forward should be believed because there is nothing to be gained. there is nothing for them to be gained. other than getting beaten up in the press. kellyanne needs to seech a yoga class in how to contort the positions in all of this. that is a campaign that chanted lock her up throughout the course of the the campaign. and were immediately quick to say harvey weinstein needs to be fired. all of the rest of those. so, i think he -- he -- i'm with mitt romney on this. i think he should step down from the ballot of this. it's, we're going to have an election. it will be a very competitive election. i think the standard should be, we believe the women in these cases. >> so mark, let me go to you on that. you have seen the reaction from the white house, republicans. it's all very much if, if, if, would democrats have reacted any differently? it's been in the past. >> well, one of the things kaellyanne said was there
much press coverage around president clinton's indiscretions. >> there was quite a bit. >> including the impeachment. think you asked the wrigright question, what is it going to take for the republican party to stand up and say, this man is not qualified. >> i didn't get that answer. >> that's a question that needs to be answered. >> and mary, the moore news has an impact for republicans. >> it's a huge pressure on republicans to pass tax reform and now. buzz, the moore controversy could put at risk a senate seat. a key seat. if the they lose this race, they would have a one-vote majority. republicans now are stuck. they don't have great options here. if moore loses, they lose the key seat. if moore wins, talk about ak wa awkward. unclear how his colleagues would
him. he would get a chilly reception if he wins. >> some reports that senate republicans are trying to find way to block his path to the senate. is there a chance? a real effort? >> there are three options. push the election to buy themselves more time. back a write-in candidate like the incumbent, luther strange. or refuse to seat moore if he does win. i have reached out to mcconnell's office many times over the last few days. they're not commenting on what the leader is going to do going forward. it exposes the lack of power, shall we say, of the republican establishment here. if they want to go forward and take on roy moore here. you have the establishment going once again up against the steve bannon wing. >> day could back the democratic candidate, who from everybody's reporting is a guy of integrity. they could put party aside against a pedophile. >> you think there are chances? >> i hope people put country over party. >> alex?
>> big luther could resign. that could call for a new election. it's hard for the senate not to seat a democratic choice. they have to play the powell decision rule that out. sometimes in the chess of politics, you're called upon to make the pawn sacrifice to give up something in the short term to gain something in the longer term. if the republicans want to keep the senate, they don't want judge roy moore to be the face of the party throughout the coming year in washington. it would be devastating in swing states like missouri. yes, it would be nice in the media applied the same standard in the bill clinton days. sometimes you wait for the jury. sometimes the american people believe they are the jury. judge roy moore doesn't need to go to the u.s. senate for ethical and political reasons. >> the alabama gop is backing him. it's amazing to me that they're willing to back a guy
pedophilia, they're willing to call immoral two people in love of the same sex who want to get married. talk about hypocrisy. >> steve bannon backed roy moore. does that tarnish him? >> he can't fall off the floor. >> the inflated sense of steve bannon out here. he tried to compare to it the access hollywood tape donald trump had in this. what he didn't point out was the reporting. i think steve bannon is another sign in the fall of the traditional republican party. >> and mark, you have this new book out. this wonderful new book out about presidents bush 41 and 43. neither of those men voted for donald trump. george w. bush worried he might be the last republican president. how would you characterize the state of the republican party? >> it's -- the party is clearly in a battle for
the establishment republicans think one way. the rest of them think another way. see it in alabama. what is going on there. is it better to stick by a man accused of pedophilia than vote for a democrat? or get another candidate? this is a very ugly time in the history of the republican party. what one of the things george w. bush worried about seven years ago was the drift toward protectionism and isolation nichl. we're seeing that more today. >> mary, talk about the struggle between republican party right now. the fighting itself. and what they do with that. this obviously doesn't help. >> you have these varying factions within the party. how to you come together and do anything going forward? i know that the hope is if they could get legislative victories, get tax reform done they can show that they and the president can get some wins. maybe, maybe,
get things on track. that's a huge if. >> thank you very much. much more "roundtable" coming up. plus the democratic party chair weighs in on roy moore and the democratic wins in tuesday's election. up next, ohio governor john kasich ran against donald trump in 2016. he's still speaking out against the president. our conversation is next. even though i'm totally not going to buy it. but i can't wait to share a bunch of random stories with an unnecessary level of detail. because that's how you become best buddies. yes!!! fact is, selling your car on your own isn't all it's cracked up to be. luckily, at carmax, we buy all the cars. old cars, new cars, your car. peace of mind. no awkward strangers. that's how car selling should be. how much money do you think you'll need in retirement? then we found out how many years that money would last them. how long do you think we'll keep -- oooooohhh! you stopped!
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republican governor, john kasich. he refused to endorse donald trump in 2016. where does he stand today? our conversation began with the allegations rocking the alabama senate race. governor, the thank you for joining us today. i want to start with -- with roy moore. in alabama. you have said the actions described make him unfit for office. so you believe those accusers? >> it's matter of whether he ought to be -- he ought to be the kantd, the standard bearer for the republican party. i think he should bpt. i hope that the people op alabama, the party officials will look at it again and -- and -- but this is not about obama or left wing. i just don't believe that it spp i'm saddened by it. i mean, i'm the father of two twin daughters. apd just think it's inappropriate. i would like it if he stepped aside. >> you also tweeted that
must not support him. >> i don't think they should. as mitt rommy said, he said, look. we're not talking about a criminal conviction. we're talking about whether somebody should carry the baern of the republican party. >> it had to do with the tone in my opinion of our country. a lot of people are saying, i don't like the tone. i reject in negativity. we're better than that. some republicans said, if we would have just killed obamacare, that would have helped. well, i mean, throwing 25 million americans off of health care, who the heck is thinking that that's good. first of all, i don't care if it's good politically, it's wrong. >> do you think it was a rejection of president trump? >> i think it is a rejection at least on tuesday, and across the country, not just virginia and new jersey. it is a rejection of sort of the neti
paths. >> where is the negativity coming from? >> a lot of places. a lot of different places. here's the thing. there's two paths. the people have trouble, yes. when people have trouble, how do you deal with it? you tell them yeah, it's really horrible, it's this person's fault. you see them, you tell them, there's a problem. you saying together, we can lift you up. i want to help lift them, rather than so day, you know, this immigrant took your job. that's not our country. that's not the best of who we are. >> contactually what you said sounds like you're talking about president trump. >> there's a loft republican who is feel that same way. i'm not going there. i want to life on the positive side of things and so, if you want to say it's trump. you say it. i don't have to name names. but there are other people that disappoint me in the party. >> let's look ahead to 2018. i was just out in pennsylvania. >> a good time for fortune tellers. >> you have a lot of still strong trump supporters in those rural states. >> he's shaking
that's what we need. >> we're long overtu for a president who wants to stand up for the people in this country. >> i think he's doing real good. i like the idea of having a businessman run the country like a business. >> when you run for office, this is my opinion, if all you're doing is catering to your base, what about everybody else? there are so many independents and so many gettable democrats who are fed up with the left wing democrat party. be mindful of the base. the people who yell the loudest are not necessarily the majority. >> let's look at the suburban areas, as well. would you vote for donald trump again? >> no. but i also would hope there would be a better other kantd. >> why wouldn't you vote for trump again? >> a lack of compassion. >> could wow vote for him again? >> um -- probably not.
it depends on who the other candidate is. >> what does that tell you about republican chances next year? what schaaping in those states? >> i think if they pass a good tax bill, try to solve the daca problem, reinforce our commitment to the allies, it's not too late to turn this around. if it's we're going to take health care away there the people. this is the one thing i don't understand. does obamacare need reformed? of course. but in the meantime, it's destabilized the market. we have the alexander-murray plan. it's similar to what our colleagues put together. it reduces the deficit slightly and it takes no one off of health care and it stabilizes the market. and they say it's not a good plan. what is it they want? >> in the virginia gubernatorial
one issue. were they sending message to republicans. >> yeah, i hope the republicans will hear it. >> not repeal and replace. >> fix it. fix the system. >> i know you want to bring people together. over the issue of guns. we had this horrible mass shooting. yet another mass shooting. president trump said it -- any sort of gun mashes wouldn't have helped. do you agree? >> no, no, of course not in vegas with the bump stock. those things ought to be thrown out right away. ohio is a place where people want to solve problems. they're willing to listen. i want to get a group of reasonable people, pro gun people. and those who favored limits on gun ownership. i want to put nem in a room and see if we can find common ground. even, however, respecting the the second amendment. we're not interested in having somebody come in whose ideas. we'r g
gun away. that won't work. >> this happens after every mass shooting. you talked about the bump stocks. nothing has happened. >> here's the situation as i -- we talk about it. we fight about it. the best way to get, make progress. i can't tell you this effort will be successful. i don't know. here's what i do know. if we can get pro gun and those two want to have limits on some of the things that we see, bump stocks, people carrying arsenals in their cars, whatever it is, that is the best chance to be able to advance something. when there is a consensus. >> we have had the gun control conversation a lot. we have kind of dom a -- an agreement on that. something sneeds to be done. >> we have a lot of democrats in office. no one has ever come to take guns away. no one has ever said they're coming to take the guns away. you can't keep doing nothing forever, the current policy that seems to be in place. >> you're right. >> my purpose is to get people who respect t
but can agree there are some limits to it to sit in a room to develop policy i can pass on to the leadership in my legislature. without this pro serksz i'm not convinced we'll make progress. i know just arguing back and forth not working. >> and our thanks to governor kasich. up next, the the head of the m doic party, tom perez is here with his view on tuesday's elections. we have a question about your brokerage fees.
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and we're back now with dnc chair tom rerz. good morning, mr. perez. >> good morning. >> great to see you. >> great to be with you. >> it's been 25 years since alabama elected a democrat to senate. is there a chance for a democrat to seize the seat? >> i think what we learned last tuesday and what we have flernd the months before last tuesday is that democrats can compete and win everywhere. we showed that last week, not just in new jersey and is a have a. in mayor's races and state senate races afew month back, we won three seats in oklahoma. doug jones is the underdog. no doubt. we have increased our investment in state parties by a third. when we're invetting in organizing, good cants, and
with our values, we can compete anywhere. >> are you lereading too much o this into being a referendum on trump? >> the last time we won there was 2005. in 2006, we took over the u.s. house. what i learned from last tuesday and a number of special elections, when we're unite as a party. compete everywhere, lead with our values, organize, organize, organize, everywhere in every zip code, we do very well. we did that in new jersey and virginia. there were 17 seats in virginia that in the house of delegate there is that were held by republicans where hillary clinton won. we were organizing there. we won 14 of the 17. the other three are in a runoff. we can compete everywhere. >> in our latest poll, 61% of americans say democratic
are mainly criticizing trump, not presenting alternatives. is the democratic message too much about trump? >> we were leading with values in virginia and elsewhere. we talked about health care a lot. it's a right for all, not a privilege for a few. the number one issue ifs voters in virginia was health care. they understand that the republicans are trying on the take their health care away. >> let's go back to president trump. 61% of americans say democratic leaders are mainly criticizing trump. tom starr. the singest biggest donor to the democratic party. put millions behind an ad calling for president trump's impeachment. let's look. >> he's brought us to the brink of nuclear war. obstructed justice at the fbi. and in direct violation of the constitution, he's taken money from foreign governments and threatened to shut down news organizations that report the truth. it's why i
to raise our voices together and demand that officials take a stand on impeachment. >> do you support that effort? >> i've been fighting for access to good job. health care. the culture of corruption around washington, d.c., is very real. not just the russians. >> do you support what he's saying? the ad? would you like him to stop doing that? >> he has the right to do whatever he wants to do. he invested a lot of money. i applaud his efforts in investing in organizing and helping to elect democrats. a number of people are very, myself included, are very, very concern about the culture of corruption that has engulfed washington, d.c. i'm not talk thing about impeachment. i'm talking about good jobs for folks. i'm talking about health care for all. i'm talking about making sure th
issues that matter. >> i'm going to quickly say and corruption charges, the trial of nork new jersey senator bob menendez. if she's found guilty, should he resign. >>? jury has not spoken yet. i don't like to answer what if questions. >> thank you for joins us. we'll be right back with more "roundtable."
okay, back now with "the roundtable." mary, a lightning round here. tuesday's elections. your take. was it a referendum on donald trump or was it a compelling message from the democrats? >> this was absolutely about donald trump. no mistaking it. especially in virginia. 1 in 3 voters came out saying they were casting a ballot to protest the president. ed gille leespie
ways. it backfired. democrats are gleeful and celebrating, looking for the anti-trump wave. hay should be cautiously optimistic. they have to give voters something to vote for. counting on voters coming out to vote against trump may not work everyone. >> donald trump has made the democratic party great again. he's unified it and given it intensity at the poll. much like barack obama did that for the republican party. ed gillespie got out the trump vote. he met the trump targets and exceeded them. it wasn't enough. he lost in the suburbs. a huge, democratic, feminist surge. if we look ahead at 2018, those republican districts thatting hk won, 23 of them, the house is in play. >> mark, i want to switch joef seas here and we saw the president on russia, his comments on putin. what do you think about what he is saying about russia? >> it shows how dramatically the republ
ronald reagan, a republican architect. the icon of the party. his policy was trust but verify. donald trump's seems to be trust. trust putin, but not his own intelligence apparatus. we just had veterans day. our intelligence chunt puts their lives on the line every day. to throw them turned bus and call john brennan, among others, a political hack? >> putin's had that effect on a few presidents. >> nothing like that. matt, last word. what grade do you give the asian trip? >> when i was in the elementary school, we got two grades. conduct and academics. i think his conduct grade, d. not helpful at all. incomplete on the r
just yet. i was listening to what kellyanne conway. what metric would you use for this? if you used the perception of other countries, he's dropped 50 points. our country has dropped 50 points in confidence in our country since barack obama. thank you all. we talked about north korea. on this veterans day weekend, we wondered what do the men who fought the first korean war thought of the pros sect of the second. steve ganyard, himself, a veteran, found out. >> this old army fell m tells the store prip the korean war, especially in the first frigid months, was brutal. >> the enemy was stronger and better trained than we had heard. some guys thought we would have it easy. didn't work out that way. >> reporter: some may have forgotten just how hard.
>> we were pretty well armed with hand me down world war ii weaponry and uniforms. and the weather was terrible. everybody spent a lot of time trying to find automatic weapons. because they felt they were tremendously helpful. >> reporter: this required four-star general, now 91, was a young lieutenant straight out of west point. that's warner in a bunker. the blinding light behind him, a north korean shell exploding. >> if we were not fighting for fire power, we were fighting for rations. >> reporter: a war still vivid for korean war veterans who came to washington, d.c., from all over the country. now in their 80s and 90s, the possibility that another generation of americans may be called to fight in korea is chilling. >> it's unbelievable to think about
force? use american men again? >> no, no way. never. >> reporter: the korean war claimed nearly 34,000 american lives. over 200,000 south koreans. 1 million north korean and chinese soldiers. and 1.5 million civilians. today, we have stealth bombers. ships. a u.s. army trained to unprecedent levels. there are still 7,000 artillery tubes and the massive force the north. while veterans have no doubt the u.s. would prevail in the end, the losses could still be catastrophic. >> 34,000 names on the wall is a high price to pay. i see walls with name on it. i have to think about could there be a better solution? >> our thanks to steve. and thanks for sharing part of your sunday with us. check out "world news" tonight. have a great day.
sharyl: love him or hate him, rodrigo duterte is one president who is delivering on his biggest campaign promise. rodrigo duterte: now there are 3 million, what it is, 3 million drug addicts. i'd be happy to slaughter them. >> my son is not a dog. sharyl: how many people have been killed because they are drug users or drug pushers since >> antonio trillanes: by our own estimates and projections, it has exceeded 10,000. sharyl: is president duterte a popular president? harry roque: well, i think americans will have difficulty trying to understand why the president remains as wildly popular as he is today. donald trump: i am officially