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is how i got this far. now more businesses in more places can afford to dream gig. comcast, building america's largest gig-speed network. welcome to "inside politics." i'm john king. to our viewers in the united states and around the world, thank you for sharing your sunday. president trump unplugged at a campaign rally last night. he bragged about his first 14 months in office. took trademark digs at his critics and said, he's all set for the 2020 reelection slogan. >> our new slogan when we start running in, can you believe it, two careers from now, is going to be keep america great, exclamation point. keep america great!
>> that rally was supposed to be about this year's campaign and a big special election tuesday. the president did give the republican candidate an enthusiastic boost and he warned of the broader midterm stakes. >> the bad news is they ant to take it away from us. they want to take it away. they're doing everything they can to take it away. and that starts with the election coming up in a few months. and we have to win it. they're going to take away your taxes, your tax cuts, they're going to take away your second amendment rights. >> politics aside for a moment, the president patted himself on the back for his chance to make history, plans now for an unprecedented meeting with north korea's kim jong-un. >> who else could do it? honestly, when you think. they're not going stoned missiles of it. they're not sending missiles up. i believe that. i really do. i think they ant to do something. i think they want to make peace.
i think it's time and i think we've shown great strength. i think that's also important. z-wl with us this sunday to share their reporting and their incites julie hifrp fel davis, alley ana johnson and malika r henderson. president trump doing what he does best, ditching the text, and pondering his place on mt. rushmore. >> if we coasted for two and a half years we did a hell of a job. we have done more than any first term administration in the history of our country. we have. we are doing a great, great job. we are loving it. we're making tremendous progress. >> now, whatever you think of the president, it was great political theater on stage for more than an hour, lashing out
at the media, past presidents of both parties, the european union, hillary clinton, oprah, senator elizabeth warren. >> can you imagine covering bernie or pocahontas, how about that? >> i'd love oprah to win. i'd love to beat oprah. i know her weakness. i look forward to 2020. i want to see how far left the person is going to be that we're going to run against. i look forward to it. >> yes, he did also put in a strong plug for the candidate he was actually in western pennsylvania to support, we'll get to that big race in just a moment but the bigger issue is the giant divide over just what we saw last night. most republican strategist believe rally trump, meaning trump bragging about trump is a recipe for a midterm debacle. the president could not disagree more. >> you like me? i think so. i like you too. i love you.
love you. is there any more fun than at a trump rally? don't forget this got us elected. if i came like a stiff, you guys wouldn't be here tonight. >> it's that last part, great theater. he thinks do it again. he thinks 2018 is 2016. he thinks he goes out and what worked for him, give him credit, he surprised everybody. he's not on the ballot in 2016 but republicans watch that and get nervous. >> for sure. there's two issues. a lot of republicans who do not want donald trump to come into their districts just given the political makeup and the fact that he does have this coalition of core supporters who are very high on him but it's not clear that that translates to support for other republicans. and of course the other question too, whether a rally like that
is going to appeal to his most beloved voters but will that then carry over to rick saccone. with that carry over to any other republican other than him. he's not out there as donald trump, leader of the republican party, he's out there as donald trump, donald trump, you know, and it's not clear that that's helpful to a lot of republicans. >> we'll get more into the pennsylvania. the track record for the president so far at least in 2017, not so good. luther strange in the primary, then roy moore in the general election in alabama, alabama, republicans lost in alabama senate the race now republicans say they're about to lose a district trump carried by 20 points. to the bigger credit to his role it was great to watch but -- >> we'll get more into the specifics of this district but it could be that in this district this is all they have, right. ? the candidate isn't that char izmatic. he might be the only energy that this candidate actually has. it would have been nice if he talked more about the candidate, if he talked more about that
district in particular but this is what donald trump likes to do, donald trump likes to talk about donald trump. he likes to talk about his critics and he likes to talk about oprah and hillary clinton and elizabeth warren and maxine water so this is what you get if you're bringing donald trump into your district. they couldn't have thought that he was going to do thinking else. >> the results of 2017 suggest the establishment republicans strategist are right when they say that's dangerous, that in many of the country if not most of the country he's toxic and he's underwater. let me put it under the table, we were all wrong about him in 2016, is it possible they're wrong about him again? >> you've got to go into these districts and explain to voters why they need to get out and vote for the particular candidate running in that particular election. now, the responses that special election are different, they don't hold the wisdom doesn't hold for midterms as a whole, but i think when you watch trump in the clips you showed are
pretty representative of what he did in 75 minutes last night and you push yourself in the -- would that get you out to vote for rick saccone. ? i'm not sure. it is hard for me to believe that you would be motivated to go out and vote for a candidate who's name he mentioned two or three times in a 75 minute speech last night. >> there's also the question were democrats watching and were they motivating democrats who do not like this president to turn out in greater numbers. it's a midterm election where turnout is low, it matters who gets up off the couch and gets up to vote. will the president motivate democrats or will he motivate republicans? >> let's stop politics for a second. we'll come back into a moment but the other giant news of the of week is that the president of the united states has said he
will meet with the north korean dictator kim jong-un. that the white house, the south korean delegation after meeting with kim, came to the white house, said he wants to meet with you. everyone's debating it. the president said let's do it. last night on the road he helped explain his reason why. >> a lot of people thought we were going to war and all of a sudden they come in and say we'll have a meeting and there's no more missiles going off and they want to denuclearize, nobody had heard that. who knows what's going to happen? who knows? it happens, it doesn't happen. i may leave fast or we may sit down and make the greatest deal for the world and for all of these countries, including, frankly, north korea. >> listen to that. you listen to the part we played at the very top of the program, i think they want to make peace. he thinks this is the time. take us into the calculations at the white house -- i can understand why to do this but it's a huge gamble. >> the president hit the nail on
the head, who knows what's going to happen. kro think anybody knows what's going to happen. it's important to stress that none of the presidents, north korea experts at the state department, at the department of defense had any idea that he was going to agree to this meeting and two months it seems like a long period of time now but the president said he wants this meet to go happen by may. it's an extremely short period of time for which to plan a meeting between two heads of state and there's a lot of except six about whether this is actually going to come off in that period of time or come off at all but a lot of trepidation among the president's advisers who were absolutely shocked that he agreed on the spot. >> just one second. before he do it, there's a lot of except ta six but there's praise or also give it a shot, mr. president, from unlikely sources. >> i think this is a great opportunity here to mainly profoundly change the seven
decade long paradigm on the peninsula of abject animosity. >> diplomacy in my judgment in this and most instances is better certainly in this case than the status quo where north korea has been able to pursue its nuclear and missile ambitions unchecked. >> who knows where it goes but once again, donald trump is upset the applecart. >> yes, he has and that's what he promised to do. you can imagine in that moment when they're talking about the possibility of a meeting he was thinking that no other president had done this in the kind of -- in this case opportunity that it will present. going back to the point. who knows what's going to happen. he gave away so much early on. this is a platform for the north korean leader that would legitimize him in many ways. that's what he has wanted, that's what his father had wanted before him. he gave away the store in some peoples' eyes before he even got
anything. >> if they don't test missiles between now and the planned meeting if they don't test another warhead, if they don't object if the south korea and united states have military exercises, if they keep their promises, why not? why not have a meeting? >> one of the reasons you're hearing some of the reviews, people are happy not to hear talking about fire and fury and raining down grief on the korean peninsula. that was a terrifying thought. to the degree that he is now talking about diplomacy, that i think that is inspiring to people. this is vintage trump. he makes a statement that's all the way out there, i'm going to meet with kim and then almost instantly thereafter the white house starts to inch it back, we have to figure out what the preconditions are going to be, where the meeting is going to be, and i think one of the harsh realities is his advisers have been doing a lot of planning and a lot of thinking about
sanctions and about military action but they haven't even begun to determine a diplomatic strategy here and now they have a very, very short window of time to try to figure out what that looks like and how to hak this something that isn't a huge concession to the north koreas and is a path toward progress. >> you have to define what progress is also is the problem. our main objective has been denuclearization. there is to evidence that they're very interested in denuclearization. they saw what happened in ukraine and libya. they know what happens when you completely give up the store. they are in a talking mood and south korea wants the talks to happen as well which they have until the end of may. what is who trying to get out of it? we trying unification the peninsula? probably not. are we total denuclearization? probably not? if you end up with a north korea that has north korea weapons but they're not going to use it, they're not isolated, they're part of this talking circle,
that may be a good thing. we may not be able to until you get into the talks based on what the potential reality is. >> hard to see any american president i will accept a nuclear north korea. >> of course not. up next, that big special election tuesday and will the president's visit save republicans from a humiliating defeat? you don't need a twitter account to know that politicians, even russian politicians say the darnedest things? >> do you ever read his teets? >> no. >> do you ever tweet? >> why not? >> i have other ways of expressing my point of view or implementing a decision. donald say more modern individual. >> would you say he's more colorful than you are? >> perhaps.
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that's why i'm here. look at all those red hats, rick. look at all those -- >> rick, from the president there is rick saccone, he's the republican candidate. in tuesday's special election in pennsylvania's 18th congressional district. if saccone loses, most republicans think he will, watch for more republican retirements and panic. let's take a look. this is the 18th congressional district south of pittsburgh in the southwestern corner of pennsylvania. let's go back in time. this is why the stakes are so important. the president carried this district, that's the statewide, let me come in, by almost 20 points. he just barely carried pennsylvania, but he carried this district by almost 20 points. a lot of red. this should be trump country. look at the demographics, 93.7% white in the 18th congressional district. this is where donald trump runs strong, blue collar, white workers, rick saccone should win this district.
is donald trump campaigning in a district from 25 years ago not today when he talks about the economy, education and health care. professional services, retail trade, arts and entertainment. steel makes up only 5% of the employment in the 18th district now. this is not 25, 30 years ago. agriculture and mining, 2%, when the president talks coal legislation than 2% in this district. when with the president went last night he talked about the big tariff plan earlier in the week telling voters in '18 support me vote for rick. >> we're saving the steel and a lot of steel mills are now opening up because of what i did and, not all of my friends on wall street love it, but we love it because we know what it does. many plants have just announced over the last few days that they're expanding, opening, steel is back. it's going to be back too.
>> in this district and in the midterm elections, again, donald trump defying the wishes of his party, economic a policy that is not mainstreamed republican. this is a great test on tuesday. >> and the thing about the tariffs in particular is that both of the candidates agree with the president, so you talk to democrats down there. it's a wash. it's not clear that it's necessarily doing anything for rick saccone that he supports it, because conor lamb does too. they just think rick saccone is not a great candidates. republicans criticize him sometimes on the record about his lackluster performance and even him standing up there. there's this charisma deficit if you will in terms of his presentation. you have democrats who come up with a pretty good candidate, conor lamb, 33, he's a marine and catholic.
he's one of you. he's not with nancy pelosi even though that's been what republicans have tried to do tie him to the establishment. >> if republicans lose this race they'll blame the candidate, they'll blame the party, some will blame the president. it's going to go cause at least three, four, five, six to ten -- so the president did his part last night and a lot of these speeches, he spent most of his time talking about himself. he did take a good chunk of time to promote rick saccone and to try to criticize conor lamb. >> and conor lamb, lamb the sham, lamb the sham, he's trying to act like a republican so he gets -- he won't give me one vote. i don't know him. looks like a nice guy. i hear he's nice looking. i think i'm better looking than him. i do. i do. i do. and he's slightly younger than me, slightly. no, i heard that.
he's all right. he's okay. personally, i like rick saccone. i think he's handsome. >> the question is does it work in a district he carried by 20 points. we saw this in the obama administration. president obama was not able to turn people out in places where he did very well when he was not on the ballot. can the president do it? a democratic candidate who says i won't vote for nancy pelosi. i think the president's doing a right thing here on trade. i'm more the second amendment. >> it depends on what people are listening to. yes, they're more similar than different in this particular district but trump is trying to paint a war between the two parties. politics is a lot of, you know, what you imagine the layout to be whether you're talking about tariffs or the politics than actually drilling into the substance of the policies and the candidates. it's again a question of if it's going to turn people out. for trump p as much as he's not on the ballot, this is a question of a bit existential if
you start to see republicans in congress leaving because, you can lose a race here or there but if you start having retirements in places which are arguably swing districts then you have a serious problem because you may be talking about flipping the house and it really is about nancy pelosi. it's just a few steps out from where we are now. >> you also have a disconnect between the republican establishment and the president on the trade issue. i want to show you the economist cover this week. it's a global issue not just an american issue. if this race, if the democrats were in this race, number one, republicans are going to think it's a horrible if not disastrous midterm climate, is it going to further embolden them to change the president on policy. >> absolutely true. if there's any place where the president's message and policy on trade and his tariff policy should resonate it's in a district like this, pennsylvania
steel town. if it doesn't resonate in this town, absolutely republicans are going to be emboldened. number two, i think this race has a lot of parallels with the alabama senate race where the president won by a double digit margin but 20 some points the state of alabama. the republicans put up a lackluster candidate and democrats won with more conservative democrat candidate. a lot of parallels in pennsylvania where republicans have a lackluster candidate, democrats have a good candidate. you're going to hear republicans start talking about the importance of candidate quality. it doesn't matter if donald trump goes and campaigns for you but republicans just haven't recruited quality candidates in the post 2016 era. >> it's hard for republicans to understand the climate. they say jump in for congress this year, i'm going to wait a little bit. >> they're already facing a lot of retirements in very prominent republicans, committee chairman
in the house saying not this year. we talk about this every election cycle. nationalizing an election like which is not always a good thing and it can activate the other side, no question the democrats in this district are going to see this visit as a direct challenge and it probably motivates them at least as much as it motivates republicans. the endorsement as very hard edged. i won this district by 22 points. what are you going to be able to do? you know that's in trump's mind. that this is a risk for him putting himself out there and people will read a lot into the results. >> always looking for agreement in politics. midterm elections should be about him. the new attorney perhaps for the russia probe and a new court challenge from a porn actress. weeds. nature's boomerang. at roundup®, we know they keep coming back.
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welcome back. there's word this sunday the president is now poised to shake-up his russian meddling legal team that as washington debates, yes debates this question, will a porn actress get president trump in the witness chair before the russia special counsel? stormy daniels says she had an paver with the president and her deal to keep quiet about it is in invalid now because the president never signed it.
she's suing and the documents include a sign letter to the nondisclosure agreement that says she has text message and other media sent by the man involved in the relationship. we knew the president's personal attorney paid daniels $130,000 just days before the 2016 election but as the parties now joust over the new suit we have this e-mail showing cohen managed the payment using his trump organization e-mail account. he insists he used his money and the president didn't know about it. the funds were taken from home equity and transferred to my llc account. i basically used it for everything. i'm certain most people can relate. that statement by cohen then lashed out to the media calling all of this a witch hunt. whether the president will agree to answer mueller's questions is an ongoing negotiation, if the daniel suit gets standing in a
california court, the president could be compelled to testify. which is why some people just say tabloid story, why you spending time on this having covered the clinton white house in the days of the paula jones suit. if a suit's withstand and the president say relevant witness, then the president has to testify. >> that would kick it up a notch for all the various dramatic things we've seen coming out of the white house. but that would be -- there's legal questions here about whether campaign money was spent on this. there's all kinds of fallout that could come not jut the fallout of seeing the president on the stand in this type of trial, the first place could jeopardize his standing in certain groups of moment. also it does raise all these legal questions, so clearly there's blocking motions that are happening. if michael cohen did it by himself then it doesn't raise the question of will this came
out of the campaign fund or was part of the orchestration of the election. if that's not true, if it has to testify otherwise, if there's evidence otherwise this could be complicated. >> and there are various accounts that the president was mad, steamed, upset, disappointed and standing at the white house podium she let a lot of credence saying the president's lawyer was in an arbitration about this document. she says he won. the fact that she confirmed a president's lawyer was in a hearing about this document, the document confirms there was a relationship, the document is i nondisclosure agreement saying ugg can't talk about a relationship. this is the new attorney for stormy daniels saying we need this case to proceed because we need answers. >> the american people deserve straight talk, not spin, on this issue. did mr. trump know about the negotiation of this agreement? did he know about the payment? did he sign the document?
did he facilitate or pay the money or did he have somebody else pay the money and what was that relationship? this could be cleared up very, very simply and quite honestly, i don't know why it hasn't been cleared up. >> i think this is a really dangerous story for the president for the simple reason that it's very easy for the average person to understand the story line is incredibly simple and it has the seedy tabloid aspect that is i think inherently interesting to people and that makes people want to turn their eyes to it and follow, and i would put that in contrast to the russia investigation that i think has become increasingly complex and difficult and that people are sort of losing the story line too and so i think -- i actually think this stormy daniels story poses a bigger threat to the president potentially than the russia investigation. >> they clearly were worried or someone was worried about this story getting out back in
october of 2016. of all the stories that were floating around about the president, folks around him, michael cohen took steps to suppress this and to suppress this woman's story so it's clear that as much as you hear republicans get on tv and say, oh, this won't matter to the voters, at some point they thought it would be damaging and took steps to mitigate some of that damage. >> and the record is just full of -- let's come back to that russia investigation. it's very complex. it's also not over. one of the president's lawyer said this is going to be over in a month. it's not over. "the new york times" reporting today that the president -- two people close to the president said it appears the overture to mr. flood did not include any new concerns about the inquiry. still it appears to be an acknowledgement that the investigation is unlikely to end any time soon. mr. flood would not replace ty
cobb. it's a big deal in and of itself that you're going to an attorney who had some experience in the bill clinton impeachment and it's a pretty high level. >> the president and his inner circle have been considering this move for quite some time. there's been dissatisfaction with his legal team. clearly the inquiry is not over. they kept saying it was going to be over and now they're looking several months downtown line, if this is still going on when the midterms happen and if democrats were to take back the house, they understand have he clearly that they could be facing impeachment proceeding so they may end up in a realm where they need mr. flood who has experience like that. the stormy daniels story is potentially more damaging or just as damaging given the potential that the president might be compelled to testify and might not testify truthfully on a matter that's clearly
embarrassing and something he doesn't want to talk about. i don't think it's seen that way inside the west wing. they continue to view this russia investigation as a threat to the president. they understand that it's not wrapping up any time soon and there's still the question of whether the president is going to testify or meet with bob mueller in any capacity and what that will look like and if that's wise to do. >> mueller's still going up the hill, not down the hill and if they think the stormy daniels thing is not a threat to them, follow the tracks. it's in the history books. up next, florida passes new gun control. will that have any impact on the inertia here in washington? why do people put why does your tummy go "grumbily, grumbily, grumbily"?
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massacre, governor scott signed a new law. it raised the age for buying guns, requires three day waiting period, outlaws bump stocks, gives police more power to seize weapons and allows schools to train and arm certain staffers. >> there's been a big debate on all these issues. i believe every side has had a chance to share those views and that's what makes our democracy great. i said that we should give -- all have to give a little and make compromises and that includes me. i know that many wanted more gun control than what is included in this bill. and i know that many believe this bill has too much gun control. i respect the sincerity and the validity of both of these view points. >> now the fight moves to the courts in florida and to the 2018 campaign. among the big political questions, what cues, if any, will washington take from florida and will be in favor of the new florida law help or hurt politically. governor scott now exhibit a.
he's preparing to run for the senate in one of this year's most important contests. let's talk about this so we can start in the state of florida. governor scott who twice won election in big republican wave years by less than one point even though they were big republican wave point. clearly making a political calculation here that moving to the center angering the nra is good for him or right for him. is he right? >> i don't see how he wins without doing that. this is so much of a huge issue in florida and you cannot just kind of put your fingers in your ears and say i'm going to keep doing things the way they've been and the ask from all of these people in parkland is to do something in gun control. he didn't give them everything but he did more. he's been endorsed by various republicans. the things he chose to do by raising the age and bump stocks. he's got political cover from the gop. whether that actually paves the
road for changes like that to happen in washington say very different question because you do not have people that are answering to the same sort of constituency that is really fired up about this and where it's such an emotional issue that you can't ignore. >> everybody here in washington is going to watch for it. number two, their florida republicans legislators who voted for this, will they get primary ballots from this? >> the president is going to rollout what he thinks should be done about this. he's talking about arming teachers and raising the age limit. you do see some republicans who want a political future like marco rubio. they are testing the winds and suggesting the issue has moved partly because of those kids who were so articulate and persuasive in some ways in terms of their arguing their side of the issue and their corporations
in terms of selling firearms and their connections with the nra after this tragedy if florida. >> is this it? is this the tipping point or the nra right saying you should have just waited? let the clock tick and the mood will change. that's the final debate. the white house is going to say states should talk about this. >> i think it's right that, you know, you have to do something given the political climate in florida and not doing that would be a big lieblt but it's also a huge risk both for rick scott and for the president and other republicans who might embrace these measures given that the nra is so infence about these issues. they're not backing down even after the tragedy that happened in parkland and we'll have to see how activated they can get their membership. they have really been able to turn people out and get people riled up about these issues and
if there is a sense, if they can build up the sense that they're trying to take your guns and this is the camel's nose under the tent, there could be a big risk and price to be paid. republicans know that and the president knows that. that's why they are backing off. >> i think -- i continue to think that we're more likely to see changes happen on the state level with florida leading the way and other states where making changes even after dramatic events that seem to produce a ground swell of support for major changes, we to continue frustration, so what we're seeing big change in florida, i think that may significant anify simply that this stuff is going to be a test case for the case in point for federalism and the federal system. >> i think you're right about the likely inertia here in washington. the justice department is moving
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let's head one last time around the table and ask our reporter's to share something from their notebook. julie? >> one thing we've seen a lot of with this white house is the blurring of the lines between the politic and official and with the president now have declared his reelection campaign and getting more involved in the midterms, the white house is grappling with how to get officials in the west wing to comply with the hatch act which bars federal employees, not the president own vice president put the whole rest of the administration from mixing their political and their official
roles. i'm told that kellyanne conway who was reprimanded last week for having violated the hatch act is not likely to be disciplined by president trump but white house lawyers have stepped up their warnings and reminders to people in the west wing, even going so far as to send around individual e-mails when the president tweets, this one is a political one don't retweet. >> we'll see if they follow orders. >> i'm going to return like a broken record to the russia probe. there's always something to watch. the senate is expected to put out many sort of guidelines on election security in the next week or two before congress leaves for the congressional recess. we're also watching the house because lat week with the corey lewandowski interview that's the last scheduled interview we know of. they should start report writing. they want this to be done. if they do that's going to inspire incredible political backlash. they haven't declared game over, we're done. it doesn't matter what mueller
is doing we're moving on. with the gop decide to go there under political pressure to do so and what's going to result after that. these next two weeks are pretty critical when watching where congress is going to go. >> lot of fun to come ellie anna? >> i'm watching who's going to replace hope hicks the white house communications director. she's been perhaps the most important white house aide, extremely close to the president. search now under way for her replacement and the leading contenders are mercedes schlapp, internal favorite of john kelly. and john kelly also looking outside the administration and the question in my mind is whether it matters who replaces hope hicks. it may matter internally but the president is likely to continue to call on her as he accumulates advisers outside the white house
as people leave and he continues to call them on the phone. so something to watch as the search continues. >> i think you're right. i think hope's going to end up on the speed dial list. >> on tuesday with the results of this special election on pennsylvania, i'm going to be looking for unions, how they vote? they'll about 80,000 union households in that district. i talked to some democrats on the ground. they want to see unions make -- unions make up about 30% of the electorate. a democrat hasn't been on the ballot there the last two cycles in that district. republicans say saccone is really strong with actual members rank and file if not the leadership, so it'll be a real test of the political muscle of unions. i'll certainly have some lessons going forward for the rest of the cycle. >> without a doubt. i'll close with this. the white house chief-of-staff john kelly has staged a fire drill calling in a handful of
cabinet members who have created bad headlines. gop congressional leaders demand cracking the whip. $31,000 dining room sets are easy for voters to understand and they help feed the idea of an administration full of chaos but short of commence. kelly warned the cabinet members to be more careful but republicansout side the white house, say the fact that it took more than a year to get proper west wing attention is proof to them that the management and political teams at the white house are not up to snuff. that's it for me. hope to see you tomorrow. up next, state of the union including an interview with massachusetts democrat elizabeth warren. have a great sunday. a place with 24-hour fvalet servicee and a boutique salon a place with all day arts and crafts it even has a day spa
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