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can republicans bridge their party's division on immigration? >> there is a sense that something might move. it doesn't make me very happy. >> and out to lunch. why scott pruitt's dining habits are piling on more bad headlines for the embattled epa chief. this is "mtp daily," and it starts right now. dpeechb i'm chuck todd here in washington. welcome to "mtp daily." we've seen lies, conspiracy theories, declarations of kinglike power, attacks on the rule of law, smear campaigns, the beginnings of a trade war. and now the president is suggesting he might wing it with kim jong-un. and then invite him to the white house. >> i think i'm very well prepared. i don't think i have to prepare very much. it's about toout attitude. it's about a willingness to get things done. this suspect a question of preparation. it's a question of whether or
not people want it to happen. and we will know that very quickly. >> if the summit does go well, will you be inviting north korean leader kim jong-un to the united states. >> the answer is yes, certainly if it goes well. >> would it be here at the white house or at mar-a-lago? >> maybe we will start with the white house? what do you think? >> what are the consequences this president's tactics? if you are looking for evidence of public outrage and widespread babb lash, he will with, here's part of our poll. here it is. democrats opened up a double digit lead on the question of which party should control congress a temperature midterm. republicans are much lumbar likely to vote for a candidate who promises to be a check on the rest. if you are a candidate who supports the president most of the time voters are less likely to vote for you. democrats are winning the battle for enthusiasm as well. folks if you are looking for evidence that the pub just slug at the president's tactics, here it is. his job approval is up four points, 44%.
president's support hat gotten deeper with key gop groups. it's not broader, but it is deeper. 44% doesn't exactly signal a presidency on the brink. it is essentially the same approval rating that presidents reagan and obama had at this exact same time in their first terms. both of those men wound up serving eight years. of course trump has gotten to this point in a much different way than reagan or obama. also working in the president's pave right now the economy is humming alone and there is hope for a peace deal with north korea. as president trump we will see what happens with those. folks if you are looking for evidence that we have idea what's going to happen because of the president's tactics, well we have got some of that, too. why? because bob mueller's investigation is the ultimate wild card. the public is showing much more patience with the russia story than washington is. about a third of the country says the trump campaign clued with russia. another third essentially is saying the country didn't. but more importantly, nearly a
third of the country is reserving judgment to wait for all the facts to come out. my gosh. how crazy and irresponsible of the american voter to do that. anyway, let's bring in tonight's panel, nbc senior politics editor and my partner in crime on first street, mark murray. susan page, and alphonso aguilar. welcome. mark, this poll simultaneously showed the president i would call it green chutes if you are thinking about trump 2020 while at the same time his party doesn't lack like it's benefiting right now and the democrats look strong in 2018. >> we are less than five months before election day 2018, this is shaping up to be a standard midterm kind of environment. we have now had three chain elections and mid terms in 2006, 2010, and 2014. look at the poll and check the
number showing up where people want a candidate who is a check to the president rather than supports his policies, those are numbers we saw for beau in 2014. and george w. bush in 2006. this is a standard midterm environment. the republicans are going the lose seats. we still don't know how many. 15 where they still hold the house or is it going to be 0 or more. you are also right when it comes to 2020 we have no idea had this means for the long term when it comes to the president. >> we felt like it was a bad poll for the republican party and a good poll for donald trump. >> right. >> the question is can both happen at the same time or is there a struggle going on here. >> there is a struggle, early cloo. look i think it's too early but i think the numbers are very good for trump and it's consistent with what other polls are saying, that his approval rating is consistently going up. i think it may actually be higher. there are some people that that when polled are not willing to say publicly they support donald
trump. >> you think there is a hidden vote? >> i think so. it happened in the election. over 60% of people say the economy doing well. i think that's good for trump. i think it's also good for republicans going into the mid terms. i think the problem is that if you look at the toss up races, if you look at real clear politics and their average there are about 33 toss up race force the house and only four of those are democratic incumbents. and that is the problem. >> susan, what did you see in this? >> what is interesting to me is that you see the numbers that are moderately good for trump at a time when unemployment is 3.8%. when inflation is not a problem. the fact is, these numbers are not terrible for trump. it's where trump has always been but they are slooiz surprising if you look at kind of the landscape of the country. for a regular president to have an economy that's perking along like this and to have the prospect of a big peace deal maybe, i mean at least the possibility of down from breaking talks you would think
with a traditional president it would be much higher. >> he should be at 55%. i could argue, even in our polarized times somewhere between 50 and 55 if he doesn't have russia and sort of the personal character stuff. >> on the approval rating office partisan decide. but on the russia investigation it's interesting there are so many americans who withholding judgment. i think that's the way thingsed used to be. >> do you know what it also tells you they are not paying toengs to the day to day. they have essentially said we are -- there is a lot going on there and we are going to wait and see. which does mean -- it is a funny. then you have to operate as if this is go to be a traditional midterm until it's not. >> a lot of that is up to bob mueller and what he is deciding. the other key piece before bob mueller enter convenience is the intensity factor. gentlemen, donald trump's job approval rating has gone up. when you look at the strong approve versus the strong disagrees that's a sizable gap.
intensity matters in a midterm election. >> swensiturnout in california t great. it was not higher -- >> ballots are still coming. i'm holding out on seeing the numbers. i agree it looked flattish. >> california should have been a very energized state about trump. >> right. the biggest -- everybody has been asking -- i'm sure all of you get this all the time, who is the swing voting group? clearly, the white college educated woman demographic seems to be the most you fluid or the thing that changed the most from 2014 to 2018. if you look at it, i think we have something like a 35 point swing over four years. even from 2017, the numbers have almost -- the democrats have led by 17 last year. now they are leading by 30 among this group. suburban white women. the romney voters that went clinton, alphonso. >> absolutely. they are supporting democrats.
and very comfortable with democratic candidates. i would argue also hispanic voters. if you look at some of the toss up raitd races out in california and florida, colorado, there are races where the hispanic electorate in some of these districts is over 25%. even for senate races. states like florida, nevada, arizona, the hispanic electorate is quite considerable and can actually decide an election. so that's why we are seeing democrats trying to push this discharge petition. they want to get something done in the house to show that they really care about immigrants. >> we will get to immigration in a bit. i want to put up some interesting subtotals from the top issues. we asked what's the most important issue? first of all, number one was health care. not the economy. number two was the economy. what was interesting, we broke down the issues by preference, do you want democrats or republicans. among people that picked health care, democrats lead by 46
points. among people that picked guns, democrats lead by 25 points. that's shock. that doesn'ten happen very often. usually people who care about guns are voting on the second amendment on the right side of things of then there was immigration. we have it in red because republicans for those that picked immigration by five points but it gets to your point, alphonso, this was not a clear-cut win for the republicans. this was an even split here, and a big shock. >> right. again you are looking at the general population. if you look at hispanic voters, immigration is certainly not the number one issue, but it is a significant issue that can certainly decide their vote. >> if you want to look at the guide in the electorate. white college educated women, pro democratic by 30 percentage points. white non-college educated men, pro republican by 37 percentage points. they are living on two different planets. >> some of them are married to each other. there are some husband and wives that like are split in those
categories. that is something -- one of the reasons why the president's numbers went up is because -- we didn't know there were more white men in that group that would say that they liked donald trump. yet there are even for and that help his numbers. >> helped his numbers and the news environment, the north korea summit, the good economic news. even if you were a trump voter who might have gotten despond end during the big bumps he had experienced now it's all of a sudden yes i'm full on trump. but those numbers, because we looked, they went from about 90% of trump voters being enthusiastic about him and approving his job. it's 94% now. and that's really the big chain in our poll. >> you want to babble in north korea here. north korea is a potential halo for the president. you see it in our numbers. people are -- there is just -- everybody wants to be optimistic on something hike this. the potential here is there. the question is none of this yet seems to rub off on republicans. we have one splfrgs as to why.
look at the favoritability ratings. trump has a higher favorability rating than the republican party as a whole. you do get the sense that trump's base maybe happier with him than they are with the appear. in a midterm year that's not good for the party. >> it goes back to the republican legislative agenda. i don't think they have been able to pass major pieces of legislation. people are frustrated. even on immigration. i mean we are talking about immigration because the senate wasn't able to do anything. house leadership kind of forgot about immigration. i think republican voters are really frustrated with -- and the general public with the republican leadership in congress. but they see that the president at least is trying through the office of the president to do things and to change things around. >> you know, korea is -- the north korean summit is a possibility of high reward for the president, right? that would be really a landmark achievement if he gets us even started on a journey that leads to a more piece peaceful resolution there. it's also high risk.
it is possible to go into this meeting and come out worse off than you were before you headed into a summit if there is some kind of a conflict or if there is -- you know, it's -- it's high risk/high reward. it is a kind of bet he's willing to take. >> yeah. >> but it was surprising and alarming to diplomats a around the world to hear him say today he doesn't need to be prepared it is approach. these are nuclear negotiations really. the devil is in the details. feel like i already know exact lieu how it's going to go. they are going to announce some framework to continue negotiations. it's going to be haled as this amazing thing. and three months later we are going the find out a there was nothing to it. >> what does matter are the details on the expectations that you end up having. on the iran you. >> clear deal that he criticized there were hard deliverable numbers on the material and the -- what was going into it. >> you said the iran deal. we are still finding out details of the iran deal now.
their things that you don't know. i have to say, in hyped sight was the iran deal well negotiated or not? we tonight he no. we may not learn certain parts of the north korean deal. >> imagine what the rhetoric would end up being. in some ways that's a positive development for trump because the bar is low for him to clear and you are not going to have as much democratic criticism at least initially that gives him space to get something done. >> he is managing expectations. he is now saying how this is a process. i don't think it's going to be three months where we find out there was nothing to it. i think it's going to take a longer time. in the enmootime he may get short-term victories, like the release of political prisoners. that's big. >> or just the idea that there is something happening might give him a halo. >> if you came out with a framework to keep talking most americans will say that's a good thing. that is better than the alternative, not talking. >> it's unrealistic that the
first summit is going to do anything. if you have any memory of the soviet -- it takes multiple meetings. let's take a break here. you guys have to stick around. up ahead, the epa administrator, scott pruitt once again finds controversy. how to live in washington on $50 a day, and on other people's dimes. though this time you might say he has a deep fried controversy. senator joni ernst joins me next on this topic. not cool. freezing away fat cells with coolsculpting? now that's cool. coolsculpting safely freezes and removes fat cells. with little or no downtime. and no surgery. results and patient experience may vary. some rare side effects include temporary numbness, discomfort, and swelling. ask your doctor if coolsculpting is right for you. and visit coolsculpting.com today for your chance to win a free treatment.
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that the epa second scott putin got a rebuke from the white house. cabinet members shouldn't treat the mess as their personal dining hall. the message was clear according to one person close the pruitt. we love having mr. pruitt but it's not hasn't for everyday use. that's the latest in a seemingly never ending litany of bad headlines for pruitt which this week includes that he tried to get used mat tress from a trump hotel. and then used his position to try to get his wife lined up with a chick-fil-a franchise. senators are becoming more vocal with their disapproval of pruitt's personal conduct. >> i said yesterday, i don't mean any disrespect but he is acting like a more on. >> and the president himself yet again is still coming to pruitt's defense. >> administrator scott pruitt,
thank you scott very much. epa is doing really really well. somebody has to say that about you a little bit. you know that, scott. >> joining me now is republican senator joni ernst of iowa who earlier this week said pruitt is quote about as swampy as you get. senator, welcome back to the show. >> thanks chuck. >> let me ask you this, what bothers you more right now, the policies that are come out of epa. voing ethanol or his personal conduct and the judgment he is using for the decisions he has made while in office that have nothing to do for instance with his policy decisions. >> check, you gave me an impossible decision right there because they are both pretty terrible. the policy that's being pushed out of epa by administrator pruitt is obviously very harmful for the renewable fuel standard. it is harmful to american farmers. and of course president trump has made it clear he is going to support the american farmer.
and then the other point is that he is really abusing his position of power. and that is truly what i said. it's about as swampy as you get. and so i am disappointed. americans, iowans sent me to washington, d.c. to make them squeal, that means protecting their precious dollars. i don't think the american taxpayer is very happy with scott pruitt right now. >> you have not said he should resign. why not? are you there now? >> i have not said he should resign. i do think there have been a number of good moves by the epa. in my opinion, one example is the waters of the united states stepping back from that, taking another look at it. i think that is a good thing. but on the other side, i think the president needs to have a really tough discussion with administrator scott pruitt saying you need to get yourself in line or you are going to go. i'm not the president. i can't make that decision.
but i certainly don't like the way administer pruitt has been treating his position of authority. >> look, i don't mean to harp on this, but let's see, he created raises for aides that weren't really available. the $50 a night deal from a lobbyist. $43,000 for an office booth. the misuse of planes. the security detail. -- could keep going on and on. i bring it up because tom price at hhs was fired for a lot less. so what message is the president sending that tom price is fired for doing -- if i go through the litany of things, one of the errors in judgment of your personal conduct as compared to pruitt, where we have a dozen? >> well -- and i completely understand that. and so i have not called on anyone to step down from their position. again, i think it's up to the president to do that. and my case to the president is that this administrator is undermining you and your commitment to american farmers.
he is undermining the commitments and campaign promises that were made as the president was running for elected office. i think a lot of these are egregious missteps on behalf of the administrator. and i certainly continue to point those thing out to the president. >> let me move to -- you have brought up farmers a lot. i'm guessing a lot of your farmers in iowa are not happy with these tariffs that are out there, the new tariffs that mexico just put on pork, some estimates of $360 million in lost revenue for just u.s. pork farmers. obviously, a big hit to iowa's economy. you have not said you would support the bob corker bill that would try to restrain the president from this. how are you going the push back on the president on this? >> well, we had a great discussion about trade at the white house. a number of senators were present. i think the president does need
leverage. and i would like to see him exercise that leverage to get the best deal possible. now we have known in the short-term that some of these actions with the trade and tariffs, not very helpful to farmers, not helpful to those that are in manufacturing, in the short-term. but in the long term if we can get a good solid deal with mexico, if we can get a good solid deal with canada, move on to the eu and of course at some point we have to address china as well, then hopefully our markets will regain and hold steady in the future. it has been tough. i think that's why, with the trade and the tariffs the president was really concerned about hurting farmers further with that rfs proposal that administrator pruitt had. i do believe the president is is going to do the right thing. it's going to take a while. >> let me ask you this. this is an election year. if somebody goes around the state of iowa and we have these tariffs in the fall and you have these tariffs in place still,
you don't get what you want out of the epa, can you legitimately say that donald trump has been good for iowa farmers? >> well, i think it will be really tough. and that's a message that we will have to communicate to our voters and hope that not only are they looking a the short-term, but they are looking at the long term. and so my message has always been to the president, that if you are putting trade and tariffs out there, then you have to come up with a means of opening up other markets for our farmers and ranchers. he needs to do that right away. and ambassador lighthizer when i questioned him after the meeting yesterday, he said they are working on additional markets for our agricultural products. it's important that we do that. because if we are temporarily closing down some of these really important markets we need to see other doors open. >> you are trying to sound optimistic. you are trying to put the best face on this. i will be honest with you. it doesn't sound like on the trade front they are all that
interested in pulling back right now. >> well -- i am an eternal optimist. you know that about me, chuck. i to hope that we see this through and that we do come out with a good deal. i know canada is really dragging their feet on nafta right now. and i think the mexicans are just about ready to cut a deal. or i hope this they are ready to cut a deal. if that means that we need to move forward with mexico and maybe work something out with canada later on -- mexico is very important to iowa. a lot of our products go there. a lot of our equipment goes there. >> right. >> so you know we will find a way forward is we will keep pressing the president on this. the tariffs and trade situation is very tense right now. hopefully we do see a solid outcome. >> very quickly, chuck grassley was asked with whether or not he thought the president had the power to pardon himself. he said if i were the president of the united states and i had a lawyer who told me i could
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users today. now back to "mtp daily." welcome back. there may be nothing that divides the republican party more than the issue of immigration. and there may be nothing that house republican leadership can do to stop an all out civil war this the party over immigration pitting republican against republican in an election year. moderate republicans, many of whom are facing tough re-election fights in swing districts want to show they are doing something for dreamers, those young immigrants brought here illegally as children. three more members need to sign on to their effort to force a vote on immigration. yet they and more conservative republicans remain at odds over fundamentals like allowing a pathway to citizenship for those protected by daca. the entire house republican conference met behind closed doors for two hours today to try to hash out a compromise. right now there doesn't appear to be a deal in sight. i am joined by one of the congressmen leading this effort.
congressman from california jeff denham. leadership is against this idea. why did you feel as if you had to go to this route to get the attention? you would think that, hey, kevin mccarthy, you are from california. you see what this issue does to the entire state. it is a complicated issue here. it's not as cut and dry as steve king thinks it is for instance. why do you think you have to do this? >> kevin mccarthy is a close friend. so is the speaker. it is difficult to force this. but the biggest concern was there was no deadline. there was no time line. this is something that should have done last year. it certainly should have been done before march 5th. but in march when congress failed the act i started spending a lot of time with the parliament aryan working with my democrat colleagues as well to find a bipartisan agreement but also to find a unique way to he
introduce a rule,ette get support on the rule, empower the speaker and ultimately when a vote wasn't called to have a debate in front of the public? why is the leadership so afraid? about this idea that it's going to divide the base of the party from the moderate wing of the party? that the fear, in an election year? >> there is certainly a goal to get 218 republicans on a bill and pass this as a republican-only bill. my goal is to find an american solution. that means both parties working to the. i think you also have to be a realist. to get 60 votes in the senate it has to be bipartisan as well. if you want to make law, i think working across the aisle and getting republicans and democrats to come together is a good thing. >> i heard speaker ryan tell me, i think he says it every week i'm not putting an immigration bill on the floor that the president won't sign. you may be forcing an immigration bill on floor that the president won't sign. that's sort of their argument back to you. it is a futile effort.
doesn'ter ma. you may succeed, you may pass this bill. won't go anywhere in the senate but even if it does the president will veto it. what do you say to that? >> the president actually has his piece of legislation in here. the speaker gets a bill. the speaker can put whatever bill he wants. >> if you get this discharge, four bills would come to the floor? >> yes. the judiciary bill i don't support it i believe it deserve as vote. bring it up, let members cast their votes and have them answer to the american public why they support which one. ultimately the speaker gets a bill in this as well. we feel the u.s.a. act is going to be most bipartisan, one that exceeds 218 and that it can get support in the senate as well. john mccain tweeted about it this week. >> what's your sense -- if it gets to 218, does this suddenly become one of those bills where once it gets 218 it gets 250. and then right now 20 are on it
and then 40 or 50 will climb on it. >> i do. whichever has the most votes above 2:218 is the one that guess to the senate. we would be hopeful that it's not only bipartisan but gets 250 or more votes on it as well. >> i'm curious. let me play you a quote from steve king today. take us inside the conference room a little bit. take a listen. >> it's just surrealistic that i'm standing in here listening to member after member talk about everything except what they are doing, which is destroying the rule of law. when you reward law breakers you are destroying the rule of law. >> what is the argument -- what has been what folks back to steve king so far as your argument of why you believe he is focused on the wrong people? >> i believe that we do have to follow the rule law. but we are lawmakers. this is our opportunity to legislate. and you know, there should be not be fear from any member of
congress to bring up a full debate. let's have debate. let's discuss each of these different use, but be propped to have hand american legislation. steve king may not get the pieces of legislation he likes but we should have the discussion. >> what's the bigger problem here? the fact that there is quite a few people in steve kin's district, meat packing plants in steve king's district that may be using undocumented workers? that there is -- obviously, there are plenty of jobs for undocumented workers or they wouldn't be coming over the border or staying here. who should be held more accountable here, the young kids or the people who hire undocumented workers. >> we are looking for a solution on dreamers specifically daca because it was an executive order under the previous president. congress needs to do its job. it should have done its job under the previous president, and certainly we need to get it done now. the big question is what comes along with that? do we do border security? did we do other pieces of reform along with this to get the
president's support but also to get a bipartisan bill in the senate as well. >> telly about your district, yours constituents. i showed a poll earlier, people say immigration is their number one and number two issues. it was lean republican. but it shows you different people have different reasons to pick immigration. some say reform. others want tighter restricti s restrictions. what is your district telling you. >> certainly we have a broken immigration system. they would like to fix multiple aspects. we have a large ago industry. having a guest worker program is something that's important as well. >> are they short workers? >> yes. >> you have farmers going hey, i need workers. >> they will leave crops in the field this year, again. yeah, it is a big concern. we also have friends, neighbors, our kids have gone to school with dreamers that have graduate you had now and are out there getting jobs or going to school. they also bring up a lot that
we've got to solve that problem. and border security is important as well. that should be a very bipartisan issue as well. >> what has been interesting here is what may be good for you in your district could hurt somebody in a more rural district. that's been the political balance here that it seems the parties struggle with? >> i would agree. but certainly this is something that isn't just a defining moment for the house. but the president continues to talk about this and tweet about it. he wants border security. he has come to the table on a solution for dreamers. it is time for congress to do its job. >> would you have supported that straight up deal when apparently schumer went to the president said fine, full funding for wall for daca, for essentially full restoration for the daca kids, full expro? >> would i have supported it? absolutely. >> do you think there would have been 218 votes to support that deal? >> every member of the house -- i believe there is. there are other issues that should be resolved in this issue. there are asylum seekers.
we have unaccompanied minors coming across the border. there are other issues i think we can get a bipartisan solution on. but yes, there is more than 218 to, to solve this problem. >> what is more likely to happen, a compromise to figure out what votes happen or you guys having to do the discharge petition? >> i'm hopeful. i'm hopeful we can come together on -- >> you sound pessimistically hopeful? >> pessimistic because we are four days out now from when this final deadline is on the discharge petition. >> right. >> and we have yet to see something in print. i want to see it in text. i think to have an agreement not only within the republican party but to have an agreement that democrats can support, too, you have got to be able to read the bill. >> jeff denham from california. just had your primary day. thanks for coming on. up ahead, mexico builds a tariff. will america pay for it?
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won't be going up against a unity ticket. he was considering running with jolly. >> as a democrat and a republican working together we can open up this conversation to more people and actually get results done and get legislation that's going to last. >> what we are talking about doing is creating a place where everybody has a voice a ticket where everybody has a voice. >> why didn't murphy move forward with the plan? a source told politico in the end he knew he would make the biggest difference by helping gwynn become governor but a source said the deciding factor was what it always is in campaigns. money. as in how do you raise money in this polarized era with a unity ticket? we'll be right back with more "mtp daily." and you have the determination to keep going. humira has a proven track record
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time now for "the lid." panel is mark, mark murray, susan page, alphonso aguilar. i wasn't trying to have a show themed on republicans having anxiety but it sort of turned into one last shot before this election. it just seems politically impossible. this seems like it's more of a political thing. >> it is impossible. i don't know if it's a real -- we're talk about 23 to 25 republicans. they're moderates in this district with a lot of hispanic voters. i'm not against a discharge petition but i don't know what the end game is. >> it's okay but then what. >> if it's only political posturing you want it to end to
make sure it helps republicans. they will pass a vote with only 20, 25 republican votes or all democrats. who's going to gain? democrats. they're going to say we care about immigration, republicans don't. the senate is not going to do anything on immigration. the white house is not going to support this bill. i think the speaker is trying to do is salvage this process. see if we can get an agreement and get a republican bill that can get to 218 votes. can that happen? i'm not sure. i know they were optimistic this mor morning. >> it does seem the president made the point he knneeds the issue. he's decided he wants the issue. >> maybe that will change at some point. the chances of legislation being signed into law this year pretty much zero. >> stephen miller just said in
an interview they are going to try to push some enforcement only measures. rolling back to our conversation about the midterm. he knows this energizes the base. >> once again sort of tells you everybody is picking a political, seeing a november in their eyes. not anywhere else. one of the potential interesting issues for the president is right now mark, poll shows country gives him credit for the better economy. believes he deserves credit. if tariffs look like a bust to some people, they will hold him accountable. senator joni in her very soft spoken way, felt like was issuing a primary screen like many president, iowa may go blue in a big way because of your playing game with tariffs and what scott has. >> the republican and now the democratic challenger, if democrats are able to win this
contest, this is kind of outside our top ten race. the democrats win their -- that's going to be a big wave. it's also iowa is a canary in the coal mine too. we knew democrats and barack obama, there was some behind them in 2008. >> that was the first of that -- all the states went out of reach for her. >> someone like seeing the numbers that are playing out in iowa. this could be a problem for them. >> the president is heading to what's going to be an extraordinary g7 meeting. the president of grafrance, the leaders of germany are happy. that's the g6 against the united
states. they went populous. >> voters are happy. americans are happy with the -- how the economy is doing. look, at the end i agree with larry kudlow pre-trump administration. the tariffs are a tax hike. if people start seeing prices going up, they're not going to be happy. the trade debate, this is the only issue where trump has been consistent throughout his life. this is a completely different deba debate. free trade helps american workers. >> and the farmers.
ie tie ten area is a round of golf. it's probably wise. in the vent that kim jong-un is half the golfer his dad was. kim jong-un's father played golf one time in 1994 at north korea's only course. the official line is that he shot a 38 under par and he hit 11 holes in one. tiger woods never did that, we think. he then immediately declared his retirement from the sport which i would have done so too. 38 under par. you are done. you're under 40. you imagine. mr. president, good call. losing to kim jong-un on the links, that would show weakness and you don't want to do that. puts a damper on this entire potential cinderella story.
>> it looks like -- it's in the hole. it's in the hole. >> couple bucks for our friends at orion. we'll be back tomorrow with more mtp daily. the beat with ari melber starts now. good evening. i want to begin with four facts that underpin the top story. one, donald trump is under investigation for obstruction of justice. two, several of trump's former aides have plead guilty or charged with crimes related to obstruction like lying to the feds. three, the man who literally ran trump's campaign was accused this week of witness tampering. one of the more serious ways to obstruct any probe. four, bob mueller is finding new leads by looking through witnesses phones and reading their once encrypted messages. then five, one of the most powerful people in trump's orbit is sean hannity, conservative activist and tv host who