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thanks very much. and to our viewers thanks for watching. i'm wolf blitz ner the situation room. you can follow me on twitter and instagram. you can tweet the show @cnn sit room. erin burnett outfront starts right now. outfront next, breaking news trump abandoning the fight over the census citizenship question but he has a whole new plan. an executive action. to round up thousands of undocumented immigrants. is this all to distract from something specific? plus joe biden ripping into president trump today, calling trump's approach to foreign policy dangerous. but could biden's own past come back to defeat him? plus alexandria ocasio-cortes escalating her fight with nancy pelosi. the democrat accusing the house speaker of singling out women of color. let's go outfront. and good evening, i'm erin burnett, outfront this evening evening. breaking news.
president trump says he found a new way to find out whether people in this country are here legally ornd. this after abandoning the push to put a controversial controversial question in the 2020 census. did he that. but if you listen to the president, this is not a reversal, failure, not a reversal from the man who vowed to move forward with the question. the president says the commerce department will go all auto and do everything needed to collect everyone in this country's citizenship data. >> today i will be issuing an executive order to put this very plan into effect immediately. i'm hereby ordering every department and agency in the federal government to provide the department of commerce with all requested records regarding the number of citizens and non-citizens in our country. >> the president vouing to leave no stone unturned but today he
didn't just throw that red meat to the base. there was a social media summit and new details of raids targeting undocumented immigrants. why such a flurry of headlines on red peat issues process li it comes as roberts mueller of the mueller investigation is about to make american history, about to testify before the entire world, a testimony president trump wants to drown out and distract from what mueller says again and again and perhaps elaborate on in front of the whole world. >> if we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so. >> well, he didn't say so. and the president does not want people to hear that. not at all. so instead he has thrown more at the wall today, holding the so-called social media summit but the only guests were right-wing extremisten a conspiracy theorists could it be this. >> if we have confidence the
president clearly did not exit a crime, we would have said so. >> he didn't say so. if all that wasn't enough. trump new another thing against the wall today, his administration saying it's going to round up thousands of undocumented immigrants which you don't nouns before you do it if you are serious. arnlts starting sunday agents will go to ten cities and arrests thousands of families that have had court orders to be removed. why? why announce that? well, maybe because he wants you to look at that and not at this. >> if we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so. >> he did not say so. is it coincident that the president is pushing headline after headline sound and fur yaodies before mueller is going to testify under oath that he could not clear the president of a crime.
katlyn collies is outfront tonight. and the president just announced this executive order about the citizenship question as if a big victory. but this is not of course at all what he said he wanted. >> no, it's not. the president wanted that citizenship question on the census for quite a while now. and he made clear when he came out to the rose garden he thinks that's a question he has the right to ask on the census. and the president says he is not backing down. but they are abandoning this effort that they've been trying not only for weeks but more months to add the question to the census, something that bill barr said he felt they had the authority to do but essentially they were worried about how long it was going to take. what we are told behind the scenes is they did not feel there was an easy path forward to guarantee a win. and that's which you see the president take this route. but what's interesting about the route he is taking where he said he is signing the executive order that would instruct all the federal agencies and departments to turn over data so they could figure out how many citizens and non-citizens are in the country, that's an idea that career officials at the census
bureau had in january of 2018 when the commerce secretary which will ur burr ross came to them wanting to put this question on the census. they came one a few options in this memo. that was one of them. they said it was a better idea than trying to add the citizenship question to the census not only because they weren't guaranteed they would be victorious in that but also because it's more accurate to take this route and much less expensive. now you see the president decide to take this. but it's certainly not something that even just in recent days the president had been telling aides he wanted. of course bill barr has been saying they had multiple paths forward to take here. but clearly none were good enough and that's which you see them taking a totally different method instead. >> all right, katlyn, thank you very much. and now those raids that were, you know, announced before they were happening. the raids set to target 2000 people with court ordered removals in 10 marng u.s. cities which you see on the screen denver among them. outfront the democratic mayor of
denver, michael hancock. and mayor i appreciate your time. to take a step back here why do you think president trump is doing this now and announcing it basically giving everyone a heads up he is going to come and raid them? >> erin, i mean it's a continuation and very consistent behavior of the president. every time his back is against the wall about something he finds something to distract the media and the american public away from the issue. now, we have mueller about to go in and actually testify before congress. and guess what. he pulse this out again. he asks congress to act and said if you don't act we'll move forward with the raids. congress acted. still moved forward with the raids. the reality is we cannot trust the president's word. and once again he uses the lies and the inhumane acts of pursuing and putting our immigrants in a deep state of fear to play political games toward his base but also to distract the media and the american public from what's
happening in washington. >> so, mayor, you know, obviously it's unclear what exactly he will do this weekend. but are you going to actually help people hide? are you going to take that full stop to defy him? how far are you willing to go personally? >> we're doing a couple of things here in denver. what we're doing is really working with all of our partners in the communities, our -- the aclu, the seiu, the immigrant organizations, immigrant law -- legal services programs. we also have a legal defense fund we created here in denver in partnership with the private sector felon throppic organizations and individuals. to help provide information to immigrants about rights, how to protect themselves but also resources to help them deal with the su of potentially being deported. you'll probably be the first to hear this. we have on pretty god authority, erin, that i.c.e. is making calls to cities that they're targeting and wanting to of course reach out to the human
service departments and asking for assistance in the event that they are rounding up children. and if they're not trying to separate families or pursue families then why on earth would they call human servicess of targeted cities? this is an absolute inhumane and quite frankly a disastrous problem to pursue. >> that's the problem they're targeting families. >> absolutely trying to separate families. >> all right. so, look, obviously he know that that's the understanding, certainly it's interests interesting as you say they get the phone calls about what to do with the children. but the trump administration is of course saying oh look the focus here is criminals. it's not families it's criminal people committing crimes. putting aside families -- and i understand it's hard to do that because these things are tide together. but do you really believe that it's right right to protect people that who defied court orders to leave and have additional criminal records that you would actually protect those individuals from deportation? >> first of all, i think it's very clear that there is not a
mayor in america who will move to protect a criminal or someone who is breaking the law or makes our communities unsafe, whether native or foreign born that is that's an important point. these individuals are fleeing to our country because they are fleeing very unsafe violent situations in their home country. and the reality is that as a nation we were built on providing opportunity for people outside of some of us who were brought on slave ships and other means against our will. but the reality is that this is who america is. and we have not stood up to the values and the culture in which built this nation and dealing with our immigrants. the reality is that it shouldn't be about trying to protect people who are here because they are afraid to go back home. it should be how do we foster the development of a policy that gives these immigrants and refugees the belief that we can help provide for them refuge and an opportunity to pursue the american dream in this country.
>> all right, mayor, i appreciate your time. sfr denver. and let's to patrick healy political editor at the "new york times." i want to start with the big picture here. you have this social media summit, right, that is -- was extremists. you have the immigration raids which obviously if you're really raiding and targeting you wouldn't announce. the a an executive order to collect data. all coming days before mueller's big testimony. and we certainly don't know everything he is going to say but you he no the bottom line he couldn't exonerate the president. coincidence this is happening now. >> this is classic trump political playbook. his two big strategies as he saw that won him the presidency in 2016 was targeting immigrants and sewing division. he is doing it, immigrants with about by ordering the i.c.e. raids which have been done in past under prove administrations. but he makes it sound as if he in his -- did his immigration
team are going into cities to be willing to take families, you know, out of these places and deport them. and then also going hard at this citizenship census question. on the sowing division front. he brings in right wing extremists, fear amongers be people basically making their careers out of making things up on the internet in order to sow disinformation and divide people, and playing into this sense of grievance that he has done over and over again. it is -- it is sort of a classic trump playbook strategy. it's exactly right. it's coming right before a week that is, you know, a woke he has wanted to avoid, let's face it for a year and a half, having robert mueller get up in front of the entire world and say in detail what he found. >> right. i mean as you know -- as we know when you heard robert mueller say if we could have exonerated
him we would have done so. it was word for word what was in the report. but hearing it was a different thing for the american people than a report that no one read a and now the extensive testimony could be different as well process but on the census, patrick is trump giving up because the question is not going in? or is it possible he achieves victory with the work around, the executive order to the commerce department. >> it's a definite retreat. he was clear he wanted the question on the census and willing to drive wilbur ross on the commerce department into coming up with, you know, a rationale that chief justice roberts, republican appointee, said was contrived. this was something that was an aim of the republican party and that president trump bought into the last year and a half. this is what he wanted. this is definitely a retreat. >> all right. thank you very much patrick healy political editor at the "new york times." and next joe biden today tried to take on president trump. >> you bet.
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new tonight dangerously incompetent and incapable. former vice president joe biden claiming that's how the world sees president trump making the remarks during a blistering speech on foreign policy where he frequently talked about, no surprise, president trump. >> the world sees trump for what he is, insincere, ill-informed appear impulsive and sometimes corrupt. dangerously incompetent and incapable, in my view of world leadership, and leadership at home. uppet outfront. michael nutter a supporter of joe biden and scottgenics special assist to president george w. bush. . he aspen the whole speech going after trump. it's almost as if we are done with the primaries.
which we are not. and he has dropped in the polls. is it a mistake to focus on trump right now. >> well joe biden is running for president of the united states and has also taken the position of not -- certainly not attacking fellow democrats, you know, republicans had the -- speak no ill of fellow republican. i think joe biden is isolatingizing the same posture with regard to fellow democratic candidates. i'm sure there will a lot of back and forth between the candidates. but in general he is running for president of the united states of america. and there is, you know, one occupant of the white house right now. and he wants to talk about foreign policy. if you are going to compare yourself on foreign policy you compare yourself to the person who is in office right now. >> all right, so scott, on that there were some comparisons. so biden right -- it was again abgone and again a blow on foreign policy. biden it it on specific issues russia and putin.
mohammad bin salman, north korea, kim jong un. this is what biden said today how he put this together and what trump said on those issues. >> trump smirked along with putin, making a joke out of russia's very real and dangerous assault on our electoral institutions. >> what about the iranian. >> don't meddle in the elections. >> he refuses to condemn saudi arabia for the grewsome murder of a journalist. >> the crown prince hates it more than i do. and they have vehemently denied it. >> he falls in love with a murderous dictator in north korea. >> he wrote me beautiful letters. and they're great letters. we fell in love. >> scott was biden effective today at going after the things trump has done that have enraged even many republicans? >> well, i think that a lot of exacts want to hear what biden
was selling today. in a speech what you're not getting the retort and where trump goes with in is simple. if you want to talk about russia joe biden let's talk about the fact that the russians interfered on your watch. if you want to talk about russia let's talk about syria during the obama kmrgs. if you want to talk about russia let's talk about what happened in the crimea in the obama administration. so the problem for a candidacy like bidens is for everything he attacks trump on there is a lot that the obama biden people have to answer for and there aren't good answers for that iran or china taking advantage of us or eye on a lot of other foreign policy issues. this is where biden's candidacy in my opinion breaks down. he has to answer for as much as he attacks trump on. >> so mayor nutter on that point i want to ask you about something biden didn't address, his vote on the iraq war. and he gets slammed for this by his 2020 rivals, right, jay inslee running for president saying i think the vice president owes an explanation to
the american people why he made the horrendous mistake. maft dust foreign policy adviser for the bernie sanders. after the speech did biden get through the entire speech without mentions the iraq war? that's tough stuff coming from his own side, mayor nutter? >> yeah, well, you know, having run for office a couple of times, you know, if you are perceived by others or if polls are indicating that you're the front runner, you are going to be attacked. you should anticipate that. it's like a woboxer in a ring protect yourself at a all times. i seem to remember the vice president addressed the iraq the last time he ran for president of the united states of america. you know, erin there is only so much you can cover in one speech. and do you want to step on your own major policy initiatives going forward as opposed to talking about things from the past? i assume in the course of this
campaign joe biden will. >> yeah. >> address the issue of iraq and have to address the issue of iraq. your record is your record. you know, the good parts and maybe the parts you're not excited about. >> scott, i mean to that point and mayor nutter is being pragmatic about this. president trump loved the issue of iraq in 2016 when he ran against hillary clinton. she voted as a senator to authorize the war. like this. >> hillary clinton has made one bad foreign policy decision after another, beginning with the support for going to war in iraq. >> i would not have had our people in iraq. iraq was a disaster. >> you shouldn't have been in iraq but you did vote for it. >> it's not going to go away, is it, scott. >> no, and i would anticipate if i were the biden team this is going to come up in a debate. one of the candidates who wasn't around for the vote is going to come after joe biden.
what he can't do is a give me a wishy washy or confused or befuddled answer the way kamala harris attacked him on busing. every time iraq comes up in a presidential candidate. trump hurt hillary in the 10u6r general. jeb bush struggled on his brother's legacy in 2016. candidates involved in that decision have not handled it well. and it's really really hurt the campaign. whatever joe biden does he has to be on message and unflapped that day. because any sort of variance in tone or befuddlement is i think worse than the busing attack in the previous debate. >> yeah, but erin let me just mention. >> thank you very much okay very quickly. >> there are a lot of things not going away like the trump tower peegt, like his weird relationship with putin, his being played by kim jong un and variety of other national, international incidents that he is currently the president and
has failed to deal with. so there are a lot of things not going away in this campaign. >> all right. thank you both. and next alexandria ocasio-cortes stepping up attacks on nancy pelosi, accusing her of singling out women of color. yes this is a market on democrat complete war. breaking news, a dangerous situation unfolding on the gufl coast. hurricane warnings in effect this moment. right now they are looking for the first hurricane of the season with major flooding in new orleans. (gasp) (singsong) budget meeting! sweet. if you compare last quarter to this quarter... various: mmm. it's no wonder everything seems a little better with the creamy taste of philly, made with fresh milk and real cream. our mission is to provide complete, balanced nutrition for strength and energy! whoo-hoo! great-tasting ensure. with nine grams of protein and twenty-six vitamins and minerals. ensure, for strength and energy. thanks to priceline
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new tonight, disorder in the house. democratic congresswoman alexandria ocasio-cortes standing by her claim that house speaker nancy employee is singling her and her other three freshman colleagues out because of color. it's the latest spat between the women known as the squad and the speaker. is there in he end in site sight for the feud. >> with tensions escalating. >> maybe you didn't hear what i said. i said what i'm going to say on the subject. >> speaker nancy pelosi attempting to defuse the fight with congresswoman alexandria
ocasio-cortes. >> how they are interpreting and carrying it to another place is up to them. pu i'm not going to be discussing it any further. >> but aoc. >> it's singling out four individualing. and knowing the media environment that we operate in knowing the a death threats we get, knowing the a concentration of attention, i think it's just -- it's just worth asking why. >> the freshman congresswoman calling out the speaker directly, telling the "washington post", quote, when these comments first started, i kind of thought that she was keeping the progressive flank at arms distance to protect more moderate members which i understood. but the persistent singling out got to the point of being outright disrespectful. the sinltding out of women of color. a charge she stood by today. >> i think it's really just pointing out a pattern, right. >> pelosi emphasizing today. >> we respect the value of every
member of our caucus. the diversity of it is a wonderful thing. diversity is our strength. unity is our power. >> setting off this latest dust up, the fall out over the border bill passing two weeks waig. pelosi calling out the so-called squad, aocp ilhan omar rashaada tlaib and-innia pressley. process the four freshman and only exacts to vote against the bill. >> overwhelmingly our caucus voted to protect the children. our blue dogs moderates and all the rest voefted to protect the children. they did not. >> aoc shooting back. >> well it's not true. it's pretty -- i mean that's -- it's just wrong. >> and pelosi diminishing their power telling "the new york times" all these people have their public whatever and twitter world but they didn't have any following. thundershower four people and
that's how many votes they got. >> aoc responding back online tweeting that public whatever is called public sentiment. the feud had been simmering beneath the surface for months with pelosi dressing down aoc's green new deal proposal. >> what's in the -- in the green deal -- new green deal -- >> and minimizing her primary win in new york. >> those are districts that are solidly democratic, this glass of water would win with a d affection to its name. >>en a all this plays speaker pelosi that be telling her members to come to her directly with complaints rather than airing out dirty laundry in public. a key progressive vote congressman ro khanna he is a ally of aoc defending her in the past. he told me it's time to move on, rally around the speaker. the subtext of that, erin is that aoc needs to back off. erin. >> all right, sunlen, thank you. and now democratic congresswoman
dpr california and chair woman of the congressional black caucus. karen bass. >> do you agree that speaker pelosi is singling out those -- that's the quote. singling out congresswoman ocasio-cortes and three of her colleagues because they are women of creditor? >> no, i don't. and i certainly agree with ro khanna. it's time to move on. i have seen speaker pelosi take many members to task. and i don't think that there is anything that is specific about this situation. >> i mean, it's just sort of incredible. i sort of did a double take, right. i mean, to come out and say that, nancy pelosi is doing that because these are women of color, to a lot of people that sounds line like congresswoman ocasio-cortes is calling nancy pelosi a racist. that's what it sounds like. >> i do not think that's what she was doing at all. i think there was a spat.
this is over. and everybody is ready to move on. you heard that from the speaker today. i believe that you would hear the same thing from alexandria if you talked to her tomorrow. you know, we have so much going on right now. >> are you -- yeah. >> we had this incredible. >> we -- we -- there are a lot of things we have a delay. i'll just finish my question and then finish your point. >> okay. >> i just wonder, your reaction you've known nancy pelosi a long time are you disappointed to hear congresswoman ocasio-cortes throe things out there where race is a real issue. for someone coming out saying the speaker of the democratic party is calling out women because they are black and hispanic and that's the only reason. >> like i said, i think that they had a spat. i think that spat is over. i think if you talk to either one of them tomorrow, you know, people have a spot o spat, they say things. but i think we have so many more important issues going on. today we had a hearing where we issued subpoenas over the separation of families at the border. and i think that is just so much
more significant than a spat between members and the speaker. >> so, on that front, you have expanded your obstruction of justice probe. you've authorized subpoenas to what i believe a dozen people. >> yes. >> from president trump's orbit. john kelly on that. jared kushner on the list. >> yes. >> cory lewandowski, the campaign manager is on the list. have you heard anything from team trump yet. >> we haven't. but you know, i was so troubled to find out that john kelly, who you know he was chief of staff and head of homeland security. he leaves the job and now he is on the board of one of the for-profit businesses that are housing these children. and so there is all of the concerns about the conditions that they're in, what is going on, the fact that the administration lies when they say that family separation has ended. it has not. if you are a grandmother, an aunt, uncle, sibling, the kids are still taken away. and a member -- a number of my
colleagues went to homestead in florida where john kelly is on the board. that's just such an incredible conflict of interest. to me that stinks of corruption. especially because i know that when he was secretary kerry he floated on your network to wolf blitzer maybe what we need to do is separate the families, maybe that's the way to deter people from coming from central america. so we are still not focused on addressing the root causes, which is why people leave central america to begin with. but i do hope that the action that we took today -- i hope that we'll be able to get to the full truth of what is going on. and sadly one of the areas that we need to figure out is who is profiting from all of this? and it's the shame that a former secretary is actually making money off of the misery of the families. >> so, obviously you are pursuing the subpoenas, also. >> yes. >> days away from robert mueller
testifying before your committee, congresswoman. >> yes. >> two to two and a half hours for your committee alone. but right now we windows only 22 of 41 members of the committee will ask questions because of the time limit. and i hear that and think it's a possibility of too many voices. but it appears from our understanding that you're going to get to question him based on her seniority. do you think it's fair that nearly half the committee does not get to ask questions. >> no, i wish everybody, able to ask questions. i think it's crazy that he puts that limitation on it. we don't have hearings where everybody is not allowed to ask a question. so i am disappointed by that. i do understand, though, that the negotiations are continuing, and hopefully there willen change in that. i understand when we go into the closed hearings that maybe some of the other members will be able to ask questions. but i think it's unfair. i am disappointed that he is putting that limitation on it. you know, he also said that he was only going to get from the
report. and i don't know how he is going to be able to do that when we ask him questions. >> i guess from a purely logistical point of view i completely hear you. thank you very much as always. >> you're very welcome. next cnn uncovering critical comments from bernie sanders about the party he now wants to lead. >> there is no question in my mind that both the democratic and republican parties are out of touch. >> well a lot of people would agree with him. plus breaking news, a dangerous storm intensifying in the gulf of mexico which could strike louisiana. with punishing winds and immense rain. award winning interface. award winning design. award winning engine. the volvo xc90. the most awarded luxury suv of the century.
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tonight, republican lite. that's how current 2020 democratic candidate once zribd the democratic party. just one of many criticisms sanders had for the party he wants to lead. ryann nobles is outfront. >> a big part of the bernie sanders brand, take on the pfuhl in all walks of life. >> and tell the corporate elite that they will no longer continue to run this country. >> including those who might be considered allies, specifically, the democratic party. >> there is no question in my mind that both the democratic and republican parties are out of touch with the needs of the
vast majorities of working people in the country. >> that was sanders 27 years aigt offering up tepp i had support for bill clinton then the democratic nominee for president. for the bulk of his career sanders has won and run o won elections as independent. on a early on suggested the democratic party was beyond fixing. >> it has been my view for many many years is that what we need in this country is what jackson calls a rainbow coalition. but it has to be done outside of the democratic party. >> in 1989 sanders wrote in an essay for monthly review that yoet quote now i know there are people good and honor lk people, people friends of mine who believe that the democratic party can be turned around. i don't. but while sanders railed against the democratic party it did not take long for him to begin to work with democrats to lay the ground work for his progressive revolution. ultimately praying a central role in shifting the it dmik marketic party message to the left. when elected to congress in 1991 he caucused with democrats and
while still independent ran with the endorsement of the vermont democratic party. but that did not stop him from attacking democrats when he felt they were veering off on issues he cared about. his latest 2012 during the barack obama re-election campaign sanders made it clear he was an independent not a democrat. and pushed obama to take a more progressive approach to his politics. >> if i'm an independent and not a democrat. i would have liked the president to be stronger in telling us how we are going to create the millions of jobs we desperately heed. >> sanders became a force in the party in 2016 challenging hillary clinton for the democratic nomination. >> do not tell secretary clinton she is getting a little nervous. >> sanders lost the race but i endorsed and campaigned for clinton. pu even today there is lingering resentment in some democratic circles he stayed in the raise too long and didn't do enough to help per. a charge sanders did he flekts.
>> i thought i ran all over the country into nevada and everybody else working as hard as i humanly could. >> sanders 'campaign says they have supported the campaign of 169 democrats running for congress and helped to raise close to $8 million. he he is pledging to run for president as a democrat and promised to support the parties eventual many no knee but still not afraid to attack what he views as the correspondentist wing of the party and argue that while they once called him radical now many come around to his way of thinking. >> well, guess what, virtually all of those ideas are talked about by almost every candidate running for the democratic nomination. >> while there is no doubt that bernie sanders seems to content to operate within the democratic party now, the one thing he often makes clear is that the party's policies are now closer to his way of thinking not the other way around, that happens to be the central argument of had his candidacy process
democratic primary voters want a true progressive as the nominee that's what he has been and always will be. >> all right, ryan thank you very much. i want to go to mark preston our senior political analyst. there are some saying this is going to hurt him because this is a democratic primary. but i wonder if that's the truth, because, you know, wlafs it a recent poll showed 57% of democrats have a positive view of socialism. maybe they're happy but bernie sanders criticized the party and the party is moving to sanders not the other away around. >> back in 2016 donald trump was the big winner because he was elected. but if you look at other winners you look at bernie sanders because his ideas have been thrust into the maritimes of the democratic party. this is what he has always been saying. if you look at the pictures he looks like he does now and seems to be saying the same thing. his revolution was driven from the outside of the party. it was never driven from the inside of the party. >> yeah, i mean i guess that's
kind of sometimes when words from your past come back they hurt you i think of perhaps joe wided owe biden but the busing. bernie sanders it may be the opposite, right? >> well maybe the opposite and also where he will have trouble is something ryan pointed out distinctly in the piece is that the hillary clinton supporters are upset at him. i go got to tell you i talk to a lot of the her former advisers there is still anger toward bernie sanders. and couple that with the concern from the cent rift wing of the democratic party that's where the problems extend from. >> and recent poll just came out moments ago from the "wall street journal." saying joe biden at 26%. didn't have one before the debate. but he has dropped. but elizabeth warren came in a 19% close second. that's significant. >> pretty significant. i got to tell you ever since a townhall down in jackson mississippi on cnn really got to see how she has grown and embraced the democratic party. she is hands on. if you see her at a campaign
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admiring themselves than president trump. here's jeanne moos. >> reporter: the stable yangeni has once again reared his head. he added so great looking and smart, the true stable genius. previously he neglected to praise his looks. >> i'm a very stable genius. >> a stable genius, which i guess is einstein if he owned a comb i think. >> reporter: his latest revival of the phrase brought back all the stable jokes. many noted a math mistake in the very same tweet. that's an improper fraction, stable genius. oh, my goodness. time to bring out the presidential strength covfefe foreperson at disorder. there were references to the president admiring his image in a mirror, including this one inspired by an snl skit. >> i'm good enough. >> reporter: the president also likes to thank himself. our country is the envy of the world. thank you, mr. president.
he's an expert at patting himself on the back in the third person, no less. >> and you're all going to say, thank you, mr. president. >> reporter: this is the guy who is thankful for himself at thanksgiving. >> for having made a tremendous difference in this country. i've made a tremendous difference in the country. >> reporter: we're giving this a name. this is t.n.t., trump narcissistic trolling. he's trying to crack up his supporters while agitating his critics like the fly that agitated him during his social media summit. >> woops, how did i fly get into the white house? i don't like it. i don't like flies. >> reporter: in a rare humble for him moment, the president said he's a good speller, but -- >> the fingers aren't as good as the brain. >> reporter: that stable genius brain that thanks itself. >> say thank you, mr. trump. >> reporter: someone compared it to giving himself a medal and we know who would be on the medal because they sell it for 45 bucks at donald j. trump.com.
jeanne moos, cnn. >> i'm a very stable genius. thank you, mr. president. >> reporter: new york. >> and thanks so much for joining us. a. c-360 with anderson starts right now. >> good evening. today president trump chose not to defy the supreme court. he backed down on putting a question about citizenship on the 2020 census. the court, you'll recall, didn't buy the administration's rationale that this was being done to protect minorities by allowing better enforcement of the voting rights act and putting the citizenship question on the census was the only way to get accurate data. this evening in the rose garden, the president revealed that argument to be about as credible as the court did. then he did something pretty remarkable. he actually undercut his own original argument and said there's really no need for a census question at all. instead he directed agencies to gather citizenship data by other means. and as he typically does when blocked unr on something whether it's legislation, executive action o g