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that's all the time we have. i want to turn things over to don lemon for "cnn tonight." this is "cnn tonight." i'm don lemon. we have big news tonight on the mueller investigation, to tell you about. the deputy attorney general, rod rosenstein, intends to stay at the justice department, longer than he planned. until the mueller report drops. a source telling cnn, that rosenstein wants to stick around so he can be the, quote, heat shield, or take the punches if there's fallout from the report. we're going to have more on that in a moment. a lot on that to tell you about. tonight, we have to talk about all of the president's enemies. okay? his perceived enemies, at least. anybody who doesn't knuckle under and give him exactly what he wants, anybody who stands for something, like john mccain.
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president trump just, he won't let it go, won't let go of the judge against the late senator, and war hero, who died of brain cancer last august. but the president doubled down again today, after slamming mccain with false tweets over the weekend. >> i'm very unhappy that he didn't repeal and replace obamacare, as you know. he campaigned on repealing and replacing obamacare for years. and he got to a vote and he said thumbs down. and our country would have saved $1 trillion and would have had great health care. he campaigned and told us hours before he was going to repeal and replace. and for some reason -- i think i understand the reason -- he ended up going thumbs up. if we had known that, we would have gotten the vote because we could have gotten somebody else. that's disgraceful. there's other things. i was never a fan of john mccain and i never will be. >> just let it go, man. the reason i say that is, i need
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to remind you, the senator's no vote on repealing obamacare was july of 2017. that was 2 1/2 years ago. the president can't let go of that, even after the senator's death. and to the response mccain misled him about his vote, a former aide said, the president is lying. it's also clear, this was never about obamacare. donald trump made no secret of his hatred for john mccain. who could forget this, during the campaign? >> he is not a war hero. he's a war hero because he was captured. i like people that weren't captured. >> yeah. i should say it's almost two years ago, gnat 2 1not 2 1/2 ye. all this is bad enough. we all know when the president speaks or when the president tweets, people listen. the senator's widow, cindy
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mccain, posting an attack from someone on facebook messenger. a brutal attack on her husband. mrs. mccain tweeting sarcast sarcastical sarcastically. i want you to see how kind and loving a stranger can be. we're blurring the worst expletive from that message. but what's left is pretty disgusting. look at your screen. it's just as difficult to listen to as it is for me to read it. i wish we didn't have to talk about this kind of thing. but mrs. mccain is right. this kind of hatred needs to be called out openly. the message, this is a quote -- your husband was a traitorous piece of warmongering shit. and i'm glad he's dead. hope your mrs. piggy-looking daughter chokes to death on the next burger she stuffs down her fat neck, too, c-word. disgusting. pure hatred, for a man and for
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his family. so, let me just take this opportunity right now, to apologize to the mccain family. to send support to mrs. mccain and to meghan mccain and to their entire family. they should not have to deal with this. we don't know fanything about te woman who posted that. but we can all agree it is unacceptable. the president took aim at another enemy today, george conway, kellyanne conway's husband, suggesting that the president shows the simple toms of narcissistic disorder. trump's response, a total loser. claiming that conway was angry because the president didn't give him a job, and a claim that he doesn't know conway. and george conway sat down with "the washington post" and gave quite an explanation.
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here's a quote. the incompetence is just m maddening to watch. tweeting is just a way to get it off my chest and move on. frankly, it's so i don't end up screaming at her about it. hermining his wife, counselor to the president, kellyanne conway. the president was spinning a new conspiracy theory today, claiming that no evidence, social media censors conservatives. >> if they're republicans and in a certain group, there's discrimination. something is happening with those folks that are running facebook and google and twitter. i think we have to kwet get to bottom of it. it's collusive and it's very fair to say we have to do something about it. if we don't, the incredible thing is that we can win an election and we have such a
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stacked deck. and that includes networks, frankly. you look at what's happening with the networks. you look at what's happening with different shows. it's hard to believe we win. >> his campaign manager says they're going to use social media, the biggest way to win the election. the guy is always on twitter. it's hard to believe that this president, the president of the united states, who communicates with millions of people anytime he feels like it, tweeting, feels he is being censored or discriminated against. you know who might agree with president trump? brazil's president. president trump and balsanaro bonding. >> bra dil azil and with respec god, the creator, the
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politically correct and against fake news. >> this is a guy the president is palling around with. you heard him there. talking about traditional lifestyles and gender ideologies. he said he would rather have a son who is an addict than a son who is guy and saying he was, quote, proud to be homophobic. you heard him railing against attitudes and news he doesn't like. but none of that dimmed president trump's enthusiasm for the man known as the trump of the tropics. you know how the president loves a good nickname. what he doesn't love, anybody who crosses him. but attacks on his perceived enemies, like john mccain, are the shiny objects designed to deflect and distract you from -- hmm. let me see. what could it be? oh, yeah, the mueller
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investigation. the sdny investigation. the multiple congressional investigations. all the president's investigations. wonder what he doesn't want you to know. think about that. let's discukuscuss here. good evening. how are you guys? a lot to talk about. i want to say, why can't he just let this go with john mccain? it is beneath the dignity of any human being. it's vile. >> this is the complaint of a fraudster relating to an authentic american hero. so, mccain is the genuine article. he's a man who achieved at the highest levels, playing by the rules, by treating people well, by being decent and dignified. donald trump is an undignified, retched man. this is the kind of thing that a
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retched man will say about a man of grace. he resents him. >> i wanted to get that out of the way. we'll talk about that throughout the show. laura, let's start with the news of rod rosenstein. he's acting as, quote, a heat shield, if there's fallout from the mueller report. who is he trying to protect? >> i think he's trying to protect the integrity of the investigation. when you heard rod rosenstein talk about the investigation, he has said, listen, the american people should feel secure and confident in the integrity of the investigation. if there's evidentiary support for what they're saying and this is the counterargument for a witch hunt. i think he wants to be there as the main stay, the consistent people look at to say, somebody that was there all along, and had a direct hand in having robert mueller there, you don't leave and fly the coop when the pressure is under the spotlight.
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i think he's trying to have the personal accountability. >> he's flagging when he says that. he is telling us, which we know, that there's going to be a pitched public relations battle when this report comes out. donald trump and his henchmen have been trying to delegitimize what the investigation is doing, saying robert muler is not to be trusted. i think rod rosenstein is sticking around because there's going to be a fight over the creditability of this report. >> he appointed mueller. beyond that, a lot of major figures here. mccabe, sessions, comey, they're all gone. it makes sense to see it through, right? >> yes. we'll hear from them and we'll hear from them on shows like this, and they will defend the work they did. but the white house is going do go after this report, all guns blazing. they don't care if some americans lose faith in certain
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institutions. we've seen that since the beginning of the presidency. they care only about the political survival of donald trump. that's going to guide their reaction to the report. >> i wonder if he's trying to take the heat, if the report will be favorable to the president of the united states. or it will have to take the heat on behalf and the attack coming from donald trump. >> i say it will be both. people will see in it what they want. this president, michael, has attacked rod rosenstein many times. attacked the department of justice many times. him staying, does that give the president and republicans a target if things don't go their way? >> it does. but people will see in the report what they want to see. and they're going to see in rosenstein's decision what they want to see. remember, he's the person that wrote the memo about firing james comey. and the president wanted a memo that would justify firing james comey. in some ways, he's insulated
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himself from attacks. he's given one to one side and one to another side. i think he's tried to be an honest broker in all of this and he hasn't been wildly wrong about any of it. you know? this is a guy who may have the most credibility of anybody in this process. >> everyone is wondering, what's going to come out of this, impeachment? but nancy pelosi, frank, this is for you, talking about trump and impeachment. she says, you are wasting your time. unless the evidence is so conclusive, that the republicans will understand otherwise, it is a gift to the president. we take our eye off the ball. you think she's right? >> i think she's 100% right. i think nancy pelosi has been right since the beginning. what she is saying, is the eye on the ball is getting trump out of office. limiting his time in office. making sure it's one term, one and done. she is saying impeachment may
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get in the way of that. you can't guess the political repercussions of impeachment. she is saying, let's go, what is the surer bet, less eninjurious to the country, and let the voters get him out of office. >> there's a caveat, she left herself a way out or some wiggle room here. unless the evidence is so conclusive that the republicans will understand. so, there could be something that could be so devastating in the mueller report or the sdny report that causes that to happen. >> the key of that statement, that makes the republicans understand. she knows that impeachment is a political process and a popularity contest. unless he is a less popular president of the united states, the republicans will not want to rehash what happened with newt gingrich or in the clinton
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years. they are aware that the popularity, if it is a popular president, it will enert to the benefit of the incumbent. unless there's something that says the american people, believe that he should be less popular, pelosi's right on the political front. it would be a dramatically waste of time. we're talking about 2020 and the election cycle in the sights of many people right now. perhaps the political process and solution, if there is one, for somebody who is not a legitimate president, would be to vote him out. >> you saw the people, interviewing people in her party, impeach, impeach. we need to start it now. is she doing the smart thing? >> impeach doesn't mean getting him out. it only kicks it to the senate. and i think nancy pelosi, who is one of the best vote-counters and saying, they would never get
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him out. >> bill clinton was impeached and stayed in office. >> and became more popular. we have a lot to talk about. i want to talk about the president's never-ending grudge match with senator john mccain and why one of the late senator's aides says, the president is lying. thousands couldn't wait to try. new infallible full wear concealer by l'oreal. with an extra-large applicator and full-coverage formula. it shapes, covers, and contours. so much more than concealer. in 25 shades. new infallible full wear concealer they have businesses to grow customers to care for lives to get home to they use print discounted postage for any letter any package any time right from your computer all the amazing services of the post office only cheaper get our special tv offer a 4-week trial plus postage and a digital scale go to and never go to the post office again!
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the president is doubling down on his feud with john mccain today, nearly seven months after the senate es esen
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death, telling reporters he was never a fan and never will be. why can't he just let this go? >> i think michael alluded to it earlier. i think he is threatened by john mccain, even in death. let's back up and say, two years into this presidency, i can't believe that we're talking about the president's attacks on a dead war hero. whatever happened to don't speak ill of the dead? i think john mccain from the beginning has threatened donald trump because he has all of these attributes and represents these things that john mccain knows he is not. john mccain served was a prisoner of war and never broke over years of torture. donald trump had bone spurs. john mccain was a creature of convictions that never wavered. donald trump, is a creature of political convenience. i think one of the things that people are forgetting to remember, is in mccain's final
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years, he gave a couple speeches where he was very harsh, about donald trump, steve bannon and their nationalism. it was demeaned to him. and he carries grudges. >> you didn't have to agree with john mccain to know he was a classy man. and he deserved everything that comes along with being a war hero, for what happened during vietnam. i think that, you know, it's -- >> you got to remember that he considered hiv his vietnam. this is donald trump. and he was a pretend soldier at a military academy when john mccain was a real fighter pilot. this is just a crazy comparison. >> bone spurs. >> and i think trump understands it. >> go back to the funeral. remember how john mccain's funeral and how donald trump was approaching it, the idea of not having the handshakes.
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the idea that all of the former presidents and first ladies were there to show their commitment and adoration for john mccain in the way that the media covered it. if you look at donald trump, i'll bet he wonders, as everyone wonders about his mortality, what his legacy will be. it will not be the same as john mccain had that day. that must get under his skin. >> the president lashed out at someone else today. george conway, calling him a total loser. he's the husband of kellyanne conway. he said, it is a badge of honor to be attacked by the president. what he told "the washington post." he said, the incorp tenkorincom just maddening to watch. you said this fight eillustrate a larger fight with republicans. >> there's many fascinating things about this. one of the things is kellyanne and george conway, represent the two forks in the republican
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party and the conservative movement. there are people like kellyanne that surrender completely. and there's george conways who are not surrendering and are enraged what donald trump has done to conservatism and what he is doing to the country. he is saying he has to tweet this out and vent his anger, i think he is speaking for a great number of americans. >> a lot of people feel that way. imagine how people feel about this president. and you go home at night to the person who is working for and advising the president. >> what goes on in that house? one of the worst things in this episode is brad parscal and the president calling him mr. kellyanne conway. let's emasculate him by calling him the worst thing in the world, a woman. don't you think there's millions
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of women that recognize what this was? and millions of men whose wives are accomplished and active and respect them, too? it proves they are stuck in some ancient era where they don't respect anybody? >> meet the flintstones. >> "the washington post," the president, calling him a total loser, is a perfect example of the point i was trying to make. he can't concern himself with affairs of state, he is more concerned obje eed about what p saying about him and waging little battles with everyone and everything. >> this is someone who has been punching and lashing out all weekend long, when you have international issues, including massacres at an allied country. the president of the united states isn't concerned with those things. he is concerned about who doesn't like him and his popularity. there's a method to the obvious
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madness. if impeachment is tied to popularity, he has to remain popular. if he loses mouthpieces on fox news, like judge jeanine pirro, who have to be his advocates, if he loses that battle, he has to use the one form he has left, this multiple number of followers that he has. that's the method. but it does not at all behoove somebody who is supposed to be the president of the united states, who has a damocles in the mueller probe coming at him every day. i don't know why he is focused on george conway. it must be escapism. >> kellyanne conway told people she and the president think her husband is jealous of her. she is in a prominent place so the president can protect her. >> this proves that kellyanne is just as distorted in her
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thinking as the president. who talks this way? i really don't think normal people have this conversation. so, we have a president who also is now the notorious individual number one, who should be worried about what came out in the papers that were released related to michael cohen today. and individual one junior, his son, is also worried about this. >> notorious b.i.c., birther in chief. >> this is him distracting himself. >> what happened to honey, you have to stop it. you're causing problems at work. don't do it anymore. >> that wouldn't work in my house. >> okay. >> thank you, all. i appreciate it. robert mueller has been investigating michael cohen for a lot longer than we knew. what does that tell us and how worried should the president be? that's next.
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and reaches everywhere. this is beyond wifi, this is xfi. simple. easy. awesome. xfinity, the future of awesome. two, big developments in the russia investigation. there's news that rod rosenstein will be staying on at the justice department longer than expected. a source telling cnn he wants to be a heat shield if there's fallout over the mueller report. hundreds of pages of search warrant documents showing that michael cohen was a target for years when he worked for trump. the acting solicitor general is here. thank you for joining us, sir. i want to ask you about the deputy a.j. rod rosenstein.
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he had been planning to leave the d.o.j. mid-march. now, a source is telling cnn he is going to stick around until the mueller report drops and he wants to be the heat shield, as i said. what does that say to you about the reaction that we'll see when mueller finishes his report? >> well, it's very hard to know, don. rod rosenstein is one of the few people in this administration who is competent and who is pretty much, like someone who doesn't break laws and is not under a criminal investigation. and the idea that he's staying, i think, could mean reactions. he is worried about reactions on either side. i don't think it tells us one thing or the other. but the other thing you pointed to today, about the release of the michael cohen documents, really does underscore something that i think some of us have been trying to say. there's a bunch of different investigations going on.
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mueller began his investigation by focusing on russia and conspiracy and whether there was an obstruction of justice when comey was fired. that's different than the southern district investigation going on into campaign finance fraud and things like that. >> i want to put this up. there's 20 pages of redactions on the hush money payment that trump made. this is a massive document dump today. but go on. >> yeah. i think the president should be -- i think the legal term is freaking out. there is very, very -- what the documents show is that the investigation is ongoing. that's why there's all these redactions. remember, back in november, these prosecutors in the southern district of new york, said, individual number one, we know is donald trump, ordered the commission of federal felonies, these campaign finance
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violations. you put these two things together and that looks really bad. and it looks bad for trump, apart from the mueller report. the mueller report is not likely to get into any of this stuff. that's a separate investigation. >> i want to put a timeline up of the investigation into michael cohen. put it on the screen now. you see mueller was appointed, in may of 2017. we're learning in these docs that just two months later, he had begun targeting michael cohen. they focused in on him almost instantaneously, didn't he? >> yeah, exactly. i'm glad you made that point. mueller's mandate is only to investigation russia and the firing of comey. michael cohen gets on the radar quickly. and they get a search warrant, asking for access to his gmail and the like. it's possible that federal investigators, for months, were
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monitoring michael cohen's transmissions and stuff before anything about the raid on his apartment and the like. >> yeah. when you look at how much mueller had, cohen's e-mails. mueller is tracking his phone calls. and investigators used a device called a trigger fish to figure out what room he was in. the lengths they went through, what does that say about others being investigated, like roger stone? >> it shows the thoroughness of the investigations. and you may remember when michael cohen's office was raided. president trump and his lawyer, rudy giuliani, freaked out, calling them storm troopers saying this was lawless and the like. anyone reading the documents
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today, comes away thinking, how irresponsible was it of the president and giuliani to say those things? here you have page after page of thorough information debunking that. and the idea that our president, who is in charge of standing up for law enforcement, would say such things, is totally outrageous. >> neal, thank you for your time. see you soon. elizabeth warren is calling for an end to the electoral college. and she's not the only 2020 candidate talking about it. we're going to look at why elections were set up this way to begin with. and if it's actually working the way it's supposed to p the hey mercedes, how about letting your hair down a little? how about a car for people who don't play golf? hey mercedes! mix it up a little. how about something for a guy who doesn't want a corner office? hey mercedes, i don't even own a tie. do you think i need a mahogany dashboard? hey mercedes, can you make it a little cooler in here? [ a-class ] i am setting the temperature [ a-class ] to 68 degrees. we hear you. we made a car that does, too.
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presidential hopefuls are talking about the electoral college. some are talking about the process and others want it
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eliminated. >> my view is that every vote matters. that means get rid of the electoral college. >> one thing i believe is that in an american presidential election, the person who gets the most vote ought to be the person who wins. >> i would try to get one person one vote and get rid of the electoral college. >> there's things about the electoral college i don't like and figure one democratic. >> you had 2016, where the loser had $3 million more votes than the victor. it puts some states out of play altogether. >> it's unlikely the electoral college is going anywhere before 2020. but questions about whether or not the system is fair, is heating up with the election looming. good evening to both of you. so good to have you on. this is a very important conversation. van, democrats have won the popular vote in four of the last five presidential elections, going back to 2000. democrats have lost the presidency three times. but those are the rules.
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they have been since the founders. are the democrats wrong to try to change them? >> if you look at the democrats' argument, that the popular vote for several elections now, they've gone out and won the popular vote and not the presidency, that's a valid argument. if you brought it back to the founders and you said, you would have a country where the multiple vote is lost, and be won, and lose a presidency, that's an argument for changing the system. you see the system incentivizes campaigning in a couple small states and going after the swings and doing the same stops in the same places and not listening to people like black voters in the mississippi delta or in the alabama black belt. you have all these places that
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get inordinate amount of attention that determines the presidency. >> the president tweeted out about the electoral college. he said, campaigning for the popular vote is different than campaigning for the electoral college. the brilliance for the electoral college, you must go to many states to win. with the popular vote, you go to the large states, the cities would end up running the country. smaller states and the midwest would lose all power. and we can't let that happen. i used to like the idea of the popular vote, but now, realize the electoral college is better for the usa. sounds like he had some help, in my opinion, writing that. doesn't he have a point, van? >> so, i'm going to give you some numbers. four of the most urban states in this country, are texas, nevada, utah and florida. those are republican states. it's not that necessarily i think the electoral college
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speaks for rural voters. it speaks for people in the midwest. it speaks for some folks in wyoming and montana, where they have really small populations. it doesn't speak to rural folks in georgia, alabama and mississippi. and it doesn't speak for rural californians, who tend to be conservative. that argument doesn't hold water. if you look at how state-wide candidates campaign. they don't have electoral colleges and they campaign across all the states. >> instead of setting up a presidential election system through democracy, the founders set up the electoral college, to ensure the entire nation has more of an equal say in choosing the president. do you think the process is still equal? >> i think the founders never wanted a direct democracy. they specifically feared a
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direct democracy for a couple reasons. one, they looked to greece, and seen how direct democracy actually didn't work. they created a republic. and the vision of the electoral college isn't just to give a reason to join the union. it was to stop demagogues that might be swept into office by the emotions and the support of the american public. and the founders did not trust the average person. so, it was kind of an elite system if you read -- >> like you worked on this case. >> if you read hamilton and federalist 68, he wanted each state to have prominent members who would vet -- we would be voting for electorals. they would be vetting the candidate. and they might have stopped -- if that system were in place, one could imagine where they would have stopped donald trump in 2016. >> that's why i said, it didn't work in this case.
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van brings up a good point. they want to protect against tyranny of the majority, otherwise known as mob rule. to do this, they banned many residents from voting, women and slaves,lection centers. the only one limitation, the electoral college remains and it's time to abollish it. that's the only one that remains, matt. and it did limit women, people of color. >> right. i think the electoral college is a good thing that we should keep. one of the reasons i've been critical of donald trump, is the erosion of norms and institutions. i opposed his emergency order.
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and i think it's interesting that democrats, rather than trying to be the party that's standing up for norms and institutions, are talking about things like packing the supreme court. and now, getting rid of the electoral college. there's been five times in history, when the person who won the presidency didn't win the popular vote. this is how the founders intended. and alexander hamilton, who a lot of us are fans now, listening to the "hamilton" musical soundtrack, was probably the biggest proponent of the electoral college. as a conservative, i'm hesitant to change something that's fundamental. and the last point i will make, it wasn't the popular vote and the electoral college was the compromise. the idea was for congress to
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pick the president. this was a liberal, democratic alternative. >> i got to get van in. i'm overtime here. listen, isn't there a danger here? remember what happened with harry reid and the nuclear option. and now, democrats are on the bad end of that. >> yeah. i think democrats right now are juggling a bunch of big ideas how to change the shape of democracy and policy. and they basically realize if they win all three -- they win the house, the senate and the presidency in 2020, they've got about four years to make the change they want, until another election comes along. two, rather. they have to think big. this is one of the big ideas. >> i appreciate it. i think the big thing here, electoral college, sure, look at that. gerrymandering is something that really needs to be looked at. thank you both.
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some people taking otezla reported weight loss. your doctor should monitor your weight and may stop treatment. upper respiratory tract infection and headache may occur. tell your doctor about your medicines and if you're pregnant or planning to be. ready to treat differently with a pill? otezla. show more of you. a new 2020/cnn poll shows an eight-point jump in support for california senator kamala harris. putting her in double digit territory. former vice president joe biden leads the poll right there. followed by vermont senator bernie sanders. there's no doubt the race is starting to heat up. let's talk about it. van jones is here and alice stuart. so, good to see both of you. huge jump for kamala harris. what do you think of the momentum? >> i think she's catching fire and it makes sense.
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when she first came out she had the most disciplined rollout of all the candidates even to this date. but she got kind of like this counterfire online by people saying she was bad on criminal justice and all sorts of stuff. i think it artificially lowered her national appeal. i think she's finally shaken that stuff off. and the reality is, a lot of people who like a hillary clinton, who like a strong woman could like her. a lot of people who like a barack obama could like her. i think she's nationally starting to gather that coalition around her. >> i think you're right. i don't think that's a bad thing. get it out of the way, address it, move on. she's gone through the fire and now she can take on -- and that's what happens when you run for president. >> when you run for president you have good days and bad days and she weathered the storm. >> i think that's good. there could be more to come. what did you have to say, alice?
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>> i think she did a tremendous job in the cnn town hall. she was able to answer some of the questions looming out there with her job she had in the past with regard to the legal community. but she had the power to connect, right on the policy and very personable. and those are three key things you have to do. and in the poll that came out, she has risen in key demographics with regard to women, minorities and self-identified liberals. so these are key. but it's very early in the game. keep in mind we're 595 days out of the election. this time in the 2016 election -- >> scott walker. >> scott walker and jeb bush were tied for the lead. it didn't end so well for them. >> it was july of 2015. listen, for the interest of time i've got to move on. because i want to talk about joe biden. joe biden is at the top of the poll. people close to him are saying
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the announcement is imminent. he is an entity, a known entity. if he announces, van, will his numbers go occupy or is he at a ceiling? >> i think his numbers go up initially. i think a lot of people, you know, they miss the obama days. they love joe biden for being such a loyal and strong soldier for obama and a good friend. i think he'll be rewarded with a bounce, and then, you know, you've got a lot of people that will start nibbling at him. what about this gap, what about this gap. the guy has been in office since moses. i think you're going to see a real enthusiasm for joe biden. >> i think the best joe biden moment is when he mistakenly almost announced his candidacy. people like that's just joe. let's talk about another poll. 57% of self-identified republicans say that they are
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extremely enthusiastic about voting for president outnumbering 46% among democrats. is that because they know exactly who their candidate is and the democrats right now have no idea? >> that's a big part of it right now. there's a lot of enthusiasm in the republican party behind donald trump. he's got 90% approval rating amongst republicans. so, yes, certainly that motivates people. but nothing like a kick in the rear in the mid-term elections to motivate republicans. and look, we have to get engaged, motivated, people out to the polls or we're not only in fear of losing more strength in the house and senate but potentially in the white house. so republicans are motivated. they're energized. they're ready to go out there and not just put a vote in there for donald trump but certainly down ballot. and the fact that right now the democrats are so far to the left and continue to move further to the left, that right there shows
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that's not the direction republicans want to go in, so that's certainly getting them energized. >> anyone making any predictions on the democratic side? >> my money's on joe biden. >> your money's on joe biden. >> duke. i'm for duke. >> i'm saying that there's going to be -- president trump is going to run against a democrat in 2020. that's what i say. a republican is going to run against a democrat. >> other than that, no comment. >> democrats need to find someone a little bit more moderating voice i would say like joe biden. >> don't miss van jones show only here on cnn. it's called the van jones show, by the way. we'll be right back. there is this place... it can't be found on just any map. a place miles from the beaten path. overcoming twists and turns, ups and downs....
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