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big day, long day. the day's not over. but we are. i'll see you back on "the beat" at 6:00 p.m. eastern tomorrow. "hardball" with chris matthews is up next. the usual suspects. let's play "hardball." they've done it again, the usual suspects the five-man republican majority on the supreme court today gave president trump what he wanted most, the good housekeeping seal on his campaign to divide the country. approving his travel ban aimed at muslims the highest court shined up the entire trump offensive on muslim, latinos and let's not kid ourselves, democrats. first the supreme court gave us "w" by ending the recount in 2000 and guns for everyone and then with citizens united new
power for the wealthy to drive our elections. today it's trump to do what he wants targeting muslims. i'm chris matthews in many washington. as i said, donald trump's dark brand of politics received the supreme court's seal of approval today, five justices reviewed in favor of president trump's travel ban. the cleaned up version of his muslim ban. the court chose to focus on the text of the policy rather than trump's prior inflammatory tweets and public comments. justice anthony kennedy, however, backed the president's ban along with the four conservative judge buzz added caution, an anxious world must know that our government remains committed always to the liberties the constitution seeks to preserve and protect. that's what kennedy said. the president said this. >> the supreme court ruling was a tremendous victory for this country and for the constitution. the supreme court -- the supreme court ruling was a tremendous victory for our country. >> will you go ahead with it,
sir. >> of course. what do you think? i wouldn't. >> also to the idea of deporting people without due process, as well. do you think. >> we have to find a system where you don't need thousands of judges sitting at a boarder. >> instead of campaigning on the republican tax bill which according to a recent poll is growing less popular, trump decided to focus on the politics, well, you know of division. according to axios, president trump is frustrated with congress and chosen a strategy of hot partisan warfare. that was clearly on display at a campaign rally in south carolina last night. >> we're winning with our military. we're winning on trade. we're winning on trade. we're defending our borders because if you don't have borders, you don't have a country. the democrats want open borders, ey want anybody they want including ms-13 pouring into the country. and the democrats don't like
i.c.e. they want to protect illegals coming into the country. much more so than they want to protect you. that's not where we're coming from. i don't want judges. i want i.c.e. and border patrol agents. >> gallup shows president trump's approval rating dropped to 41% down from the personal best he had of 45% a week ago. the drop comes after an intense public outcry, of course, over his administration's zero tolerance immigration policy that led to more than 2,000 immigrant children being separated from their parents. but if the campaign showed us anything, it's when the president is backed into a corner, he fights. for more, jonathan swan, national political reporter for axios, susan del percio, political analyst and maria teresa kumar ceo of voto latino. the court rouling, 5-4, no surprise, all republicans against four dras, the same
we've had for years now giving trump the seal of approval on his travel ban beak intended as a muslim bin. >> words he his people want people to know is vindication. he feels vindicationings. >> ha. >> but trump theoretically i think understood the value of having slus conservative staffed court. obviously released the list of his justices during the campaign and felt that contributed to his victory. but this is the first time he's seen a really tangible result of that conservative. >> maria teresa, this is aimed at muslims but now he's got a free fire zone for everybody. doesn't it smell like he's got what he wants which is a seal of approval, do what you're doing, mr. president, the court said. >> under this president we're seeing a massive revamping of our immigration policy. he basically not only remove daca but also removed temporary protective status allowing that part of that immigration
narrative. if trump continues down had course, we'll have roughly about a million people documented today undocumented by 2020. so what we need is congress to act to ensure they are rescind tag. >> how do you take away documentation? >> basically it, temporary -- but there's a whole slew. >> let's talk politics for a second. you're the expert on the flubs. it seems to me trump has made a calculated white only campaign basically saying okay, i'm going to speak dismiss lively of all other nonwhite groups and he doesn't care if he gets the smaller number of muslim or asian votes. he actio like he doesn't care they exist. except to call them rapists and everything else. >> the majority of americans are not siding with him including people that are white. we have to keep in mind. >> 90% of the republican party
are backing him down the road. nine out of ten. >> you have to remember 3 million americans didn't vote for this candidate. you have 93 million americans who voted out. who is marching right now since the women's march? these are likely people that not only voted but people that sat it out and saying wait a second, this is not the direction. >> i think he's counting on latino voters not counting strongly in 2018. >> we've seen in off year elections like a lot of different democratic blocks, young people don't show up in midterm elections. i agree with you. he is using racism, motivator for his people to turn out. what i think the miscalculation he's making for 2018 is that he is -- they're not coming out for him. and he doesn't translate to the down ballot counties as much as he thinks he does. you're looking at suburbs, white suburban women. they have a problem and they have learned whether it's this decision or waking up every day and seeing this man in the white house, elections have
consequences. that's why they're showing up. >> what you just said about white women or the suburb, somewhat better off than average women in the bushes. i thought they would bring their husbands out in '16 to vote againstrump. now they've gotten a good look, you're saying they won't? >> they will show up to vote against trump. >> a week after being on the defensive for separating is small children from parents is, the trump administration seems to to be back on offense attacking democrats. let's watch that. >> and what we're looking for as republicans i can tell you is strong borders, no crime. what the democrats are looking at is open borders, which will bring tremendous crime. >> he's doing exactly what the american people asked him to do. and the left doesn't like it. >> they've made it very clear they don't want to work with the president, that they don't want to fix our immigration system, that they would rather have open borders and rampant crime than work with the president to create solutions. >> i've never seen a more
blatant campaign message because obviously the tax cut which i've looked, gave very little help to the working people out there, men and women. and go ahead. so they've said let's try this hate thing. >> it's working conor lamb when he did his special election, that's where the republicans first tested this whole idea of taxes. is it going to work. it didn't stick. >> you know the why it didn't stick? nobody got any money. >> people recognized it was a ruse. instead, during the primaries right after that, they ran 14,000 anti-immigrant ads to move their base into the primaries. in some cases it worked. i think we have to do a concerted effort of making sure not only are we telling people what's actually happening but this idea this is a democratic issue, the democrats don't control any part of the house. his arm of his party does. they have to pass some sort of immigration. >> which is why he needs that smoke and mirror kind you have thing going on. not only did the tax cuts not help people that thought they
would get it, they're going to see a financial hit on their pocketbook come october when they get rates for hair health insurance bills which premiums are going up. >> good old bread and butter politics. trump is selling a new kind of politics which is simple, on message and my question is, will all the republicans or most of them running for re-election, governors, senate, and house are they going to go out and say democrats are all for open board ersand crime? will they all sing that song? >> some of them don't want trump anywhere near their district. some of these vulnerable in swing districts, no way are threw going to listen to his message. steve bannon used to say to me so many times, fear is the best emotion, it's the most powerful emotion. fear wins elections. corey lewandowski said recently. >> he just lost job today. >> but he has the same attitude. he said the other day the voters won't vote if you just say thank you -- to say thank you for the tax cut. you need to rev them up with
something. i don't think trump articulates had stuff or thinks about it is in what are white suburban women going to do. he understands the gut level this fear works. >> for a group of republican base of his base, i think that the majority of americans are getting a little tired. they are getting drained and exhaust exhausted. >> he's still getting that same level, 40 to 45 back and forth. it mod due late buzz never changes. >> the most stable element in the universe. >> the thing doesn't move, does it? i haven't seen him going down in the 30s. he's up around 40. >> four months is eones in any election. >> you're predicting something is going to happen or saying it's happening? are people turning off to trump? i think this hate thing is working for him. >> we're looking at 24 house sees. that's what it takes. that's the game. >> last night, president trump who likes to it out his own accomplishments while dinging
past presidents took aim at former first lady laura bush? the library? she's a nice lady. are you crazy? but with trump, here we go. let's watch. >> i don't believe and i don't even think that's close that is any president has done and what we've done 500 days. >> hey look, ronald reagan, couldn't get it. nobody could. i didn't even want it till i heard everybody else wanted. they were saying hillary clinton could have done that. i don't think so. it was a disaster for bush. although we very much appreciated laura bush's lovely letter. it was a disaster for obama. >> well, it has to do with and war developing the arctic circle for exploitation for fossil fuels i suppose. why did he take a shot on laura bush who everybody likes? >> he's because a petty person.
he can't help himself. he likes to take those shots because it makes him feel strong especially when he has a crowd behind him. and he gets revved up and likes to stick it to everybody who he feels he can stick it to the master of trolling, if it's not trump, mitch mcconnell. his political team took a victory lap after today's supreme court ruling tweeting this picture of the senate with justice neil gorsuch. frequently called the democrats ob strukt instructionist famously blocked obama's pick just two years ago. how do republicans manage to pretend to forget that the democrats wanted a bill on immigration in '13, they wanted a vote on their supreme court nominee, they wouldn't bring it up. they wanted to finish the recount in florida. they wouldn't let them do it. yet the republicans call democrats obstructionists. zero memory. >> i'm shocked at the hicypocri.
>> mitch mcconnell. >> obstructing, refusing a hearing or a meeting. > merrick garland delay is what he's most proud of. >> he wasn't a lefty. merrick garland was a praised attorney. >> there idea they let mitch mcconnell roll over the democrats i would put on the feet of the democrats. >> what were they going to do? he was running the thing. >> you have to play tough though. you do. you have to be able to -- i worked on the hill. >> mitch, i'm with you. sometimes you got to the say you break the rules, we push. >> there are consequences. >> the jonathan swan, susan, maria teresa coming up, robert mueller is zeroing in on collusion, not just obstruction. collusion with the russians is going to get acted on by the end of the year. he is preparing to accelerate his probe and settle once and for all whether the trump campaign colluded with the russians to win the election looking to produce indictment on that front. look out roger stone this fall.
plus george f will called out to vote out trump's poodles, republicans in this year's election. come november, think george f will. vote i guess democrat. do republicans agree with his plan. >> these days it seems like the republican party belongs to trump. but not critics. the white house loves to attack the lack of civility on the left. what about the president? last night trump went after everyone from jimmy fallon to john mccain. the "hardball" round will tacking that one. and it looks like sarah huckabee sanders is also on the outs. they weren't liking her in the restaurant. now they don't like her in the white house? finally let me finish with the usual suspects, the five wonderful fellows that do what the republicans put them there to do. this is "hardball" where the action is. on his brakes out of nowhere. you do too, but not in time. hey, no big deal. you've got a good record and liberty mutual won't hold a grudge by raising your rates over one mistake.
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justice. we knew that. but today, bloomberg news reported mueller's preparing to accelerate, that's the word, his probe into possible collusion between the trump campaign and the kremlin, the heart of the matter here. according to a person familiar are the investigation, mueller and his team of prosecutors and investigators have an eye toward producing conclusions and possible indictments related to collusion by fall. that's september. nbc news has not independently var rayified that report. it comes after we learned of a third trump campaign contact with a russian offering dirt on hillary clinton occurring between late april and early june of 2016. that would be spring of 2016 before the public learns that the dnc had been hacked by russian intelligence. there are at now 13 trump associates known to have had suspicious contacts with russians. in his latest book "the plot to destroy democracy," malcolm
nance writes any final assessment by a trained intelligence professional would conclude trump was a spy's dream. that's his words in his book. the only person who knows whether there's hard evidence to prove trump engaged in conspiracy with russia as of now is robert mueller, the iceberg. joining me is malcolm nance and cynthia axny, a former federal prosecutor. first to you, malcolm. you're the expert. cynthia knows prosecution excellently. what's i when the word comes out that this prosecutor robert mueller has plans to move this thing to skate it and perhaps come up with a report not just on obstruction sometime in the next several months but by the end of the year in the fall a report on collusion with the russians involving the trump people? >> well, you know,'s been said by friends of robert muler that his favorite hobby is putting people in prison. and i don't think he's going to have a problem at all if he has
the evidence to bring at least part of the conspiracy charges involving people having contacts with known intelligence officers together and to be able to at least in the first phase go after people who were the initial dirty tricks teams who may have worked with russia to support the trump election. that will involve of course, more indictments. we know manafort's trial is coming up. and maybe he will turn. we don't know about that. but robert mueller is -- if he's going to accelerate his schedule, that means we're going to have a wild summer and someone is going to go to jail he's not going to allow that to lapse. >> cynthia, one think we know in the knowing world is that the russians had an elaborate conspiracy to screw with our election. at so many points, so many pieces to it like an octopus, everything social media, election machinery, people around trump, people that were with trump, people who have
american/russian connections and they have matched up in many cases with a lot of people reaching their arms out, too. these squid-like arms coming out and grabbing them and connecting with them. >> there's a russian under every rock. i would agree if something is going to happen before september, it's going to be on the outside segments because on the inside, the heart of it, we read this and think, oh, boy, maybe there's something up with don junior or roger stone or kushner. my experience would tell me that isn't coming before september. that it would be something more on the outside. >> roger stone? >> i don't know about roger stone. he hasn't been interviewed yet. >> rick gates, manafort? >> manafort i'm surprised hasn't flipped yet. he's sitting in the central jail. >> michael flynn, he's flipped. >> he's flipped. remember that mueller has a lot of information from flynn. he has a l of information already from cohen. and it's only a matter of time before cohen flips.
>> because of the wait of 20 or 30 years he's looking at? >> because had he enough information to indict him at the time he did the search warrants because the search warrant was so broad and he was such an important person that would have moved up the chain through justice. i would definitely say there's a. >> have you been around long enough to look what the look in the eye is of a person who is about to flip. >> i take hemingway very seriously. he talked in the spanish civil war and said you could see in pablo, one of his colleagues he saw the sadness in his eyes and he said this guy is going to flip, he's going to betray us and he did. i think he did. i haven't gotten to the end of the book yet. >> i saw a guy who had a very good congressional fixer lawyer and now switched to a lawyer who speciazes in the united states attorney's office in the southern district and i see a guy dissed and disrespected by the president. that is a recipe for flipping.
to me, it's only a matter of time. that's why i think we won't see the indictments before september. there's too many.little pieces to fall. people who haven't been interviewed, that's interesting for court watchers. if you look at the investigation, some people haven't been interviewed and those people have a problem. >> this comes amid new reports on the threat that russia poes to our elections. the continued threat. politico reports democratic and republican lawmakers report the trump administration is keeping them in the dark whether the u.s. is ready to deal with russian interference in the coming midterms. the campaigns are under way. "a half dozen senior house and senate lawmakers say they're hearing only alarming silence from the administrationing about what moscow's trolls and hackers are up to." that's a question for you, malcolm. what's your hearing on this? are we trying to revent this from happening again in '18 which is now? >> no, we're not trying to prevent it. we have one-half of this nation
has been told not to believe anything related to the hacking of the dnc, to have anything to doh donald trump and the republican party. they control the government. and they have convinced the people inside the government to do just the minimal things they have been doing before. there was no moon shot here to defend american democracy. there was no effort whatsoever to defend this nation from another hacking. now, maybe it's not a hacking in the sense of the dnc. maybe it's individual e-mails like the podesta campaign had according to them. but we might see a wave.com pro mat of compromising information intended to blackmail or coerce people during the run-up to this campaign. that, the u.s. news media is the dagger at the throat for that. and i respectfully expect to see that happen in the run-up to the campaign. >> there's some cas on a hot tin roof. roger stone got skittish last
week when he said he did have contact with a russian. does that protect him from prosecution to cop out in public and say okay, i'll admit it before i get indicted i had something to do with the russians? does that protect him to say i did it. >> no, the funny thing about roger stone, i met him last year, is that everything that he said during the campaign was designed to puff him up to make him look like the ultimate insider. i think there's a reason he hasn't been interviewed yet by the mueller team. and he's already denying a lot of the stuff that he said, his contacts with wikileaks. he doesn't want to be caught out as a con man. he doesn't want to be caught out as a fraud. >> i think he likes tease and know right. it makes him into an important figure in trump world. >> beak, went into congress and lied and said he hadn't had russian contacts. when mueller had the notes proving that he had that russian
meeting with a guy where they offered him dirt on hillary clinton and he was too cheap to pay for it, they wanted 2 million bucks, now he wants to change his testimony. that's not going to fool bob mueller. >> just remember saddam hussein prethad he wmd and he didn't. look what happened to him. thank you, malcolm nance and cynthia. >> up next is, trump's approval with republican voters is flu the roof right now. will his popularity carry over to the midterms? the great columnist george f will is couraging voters to throw out the republican poodles. he joins me next. this is "hardball" where the action is. prices of the season'
>> and he was there at the beginning. he's a fighter. he's tough, he's strong and he's a gentleman. please get your asses out tomorrow and vote. >> that's the president of the united states using that word. welcome back. that was trump last night on the stump in south carolina campaigning for republican gubernatorial candidate henry mcmasters facing a primary runoff down there. the president said more republicans needed to be elected this november. long-time conservative columnist george f will argued the opposite. he wrote many republicans including paul ryan have "become the president's poodles." poozales. the congressional republican caucuses must be reduces. he continued so substantially they're remnants reduced to
minorities will be stripped of the constitution's article one powers that they have been to invertebrae to use against the current welder of article two powers, the president. they will then have leisure time to wonder why they worked so hard to achieve membership and a legislature whose exercised muscles have atrophied because of people like them. the latest gallup poll shows nine of ten republicans approve of trump's job. joining me is george f. will. you know, steve schmidt, the man who ran the campaign for john mccain, has made -- offered a similar if not so literate endorsement of voting democrat by a republican. e you saying now here on television ta people who vote this november should vote for democrats? >> i'm saying the republican party is now so thoroughly the trump party, particularly after the episode such as his intervention in the south carolina primary against an incumbent congressman of his own
party mark sanford in which he successfully got him thrown out because of insufficient abeyance to trump, that for that reason, if you now vote for republican candidates, are you voting essentially to -- you can't pretend there's pluralism. you're voting to affirm this man in his leadership of the party. i believe it's important for the future such as it might be of the republican party that they pay a terrible price for what they're doing. >> are people that you know like senator mcconnell, are they waiting had him out? >> sure. senator mcconnell says look, i have a job to do. and i can exercise my article one powers in collaboration with his exercise of the article two powers to change the nature of the article 3 institutions in the country, the federal courts. senator mcconnell rightly says often we in the senate are in the personnel business.
it is our job and the powers of advice and consent to shape the federal government and proceeds to do that knowing that the president is not his choice. >> you know, it's not like a new pharoah came to egypt because the fact of the matter is they have article one powers over the president. why don't the republican party challenge him? if he's this bon nap part or cromwellian figure that's come in for maybe four, eight years, why don't they take him on? democrats took on carter. they were quite willing to challenge the president they didn't agree with. >> what finally precipitated the column we're talking about was the senate's unwillingness to even vote on an amendment by senator corker of tennessee who, of course is leaving, an amendments with which 100% of republicans i'm sure in private agree. that is he said we should say that stipulate that any tariffs imposed in the name of national security have to be voted on by the senate.
>> i think toomey agrees with that. today's utah primary is tonight. former presidential candidate mitt romney is trying to win the republican nomination for senator. he was one of president trump's strongest republican antagonists during the 2016 campaign. let's watch all that. >> there's plenty of evidence that mr. trump is a con man, a fake. he's playing the febs of the american public for suckers. he gets a free ride to the white house and all we get is a lousy hat. >> mitt is a failed candidate. he failed. he failed horribly. that was a race that is absolutely should have been won. and i don't know what happened to him. >> he koreas scape goes of muslims and mexican immigrants. he calls for the use of torture. this is the very brand of anger that has led other nations into the abyss. >> he walks like a penguin onto the stage. have you ever seen -- like a penguin. >> of course, romney pulled back on his rhetoric whether he he was considered by trump for secretary of state.
here's what he said recently when asked whether he would continue to call out the president if he wins that senate seat in utah. let's watch. >> i believe i've made it pretty clear that i'll stand with president trump if the policies he's proposing are good for state of utah, fur other states, for the nation. on the other hand, if he were to say something that is divisive and significant, something which were racist or anti-women or anti-immigrant, i feel a responsibility to speak out. >> should we count on that man to stand up against trump on moral issues? >> depends which romney shows up, whether it's the romney of that blistering speech of which you just showed an excerpt or the romney being toyed with by the president when he thought he was considered for secretary of state. >> took him out for frog legs and made a fool of him and bowed down to get the frog legs to be secretary of state and trump on purpose humiliated him. >> mitt romney is a gentleman, exquisitely good manners and
that will avail you nothing in a knife fight. he says whenever mr. trump says something divisive, racist or offensive, he's going to be speaking out a lot. i wouldn't count on that. >> i think we've got to be careful with him. thank you, george f. will. trump's white house is lecturing america on the perils of incivility. but the president went after a laundry list of critics last night in the trump way. you're watching "hardball." the line between work and life hasn't just blurred.
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comedians including fallon, even former first lady nice lady laura bush. let's watch. >> this has become the party of maxine waters and nancy at the pel. we have some incredible things happening with health care. then one gentleman early in the morning like 2:00 in the morning, he went no. prime minister justin, i said justin, what's your problem, justin. jimmy fallon calls me up. and he's like a nice guy. he's lost. he looks like a lost soul. the guy on cbs is, what a low life. what a low life. there's no talent. they're not like talented people. arnold schwarzenegger, big movie star took my place. it bombed in about two shows. it was a disaster for bush although we very much appreciated laura bush's lovely letter. >> it's like why i hate everybody. and i lynn ski, from the boston
glow, michael steele, former chair of the rnc and jamal simmons host of the il tv. well, what do we make of that? >> i mean, it's such a long list of everybody. >> hate list. >> anybody that said anything bad about him forever. it goes on and on and own and on and on. i'm surprised we didn't go back to like middle school, somebody who was mean to him. >> the civility argue doesn't sell well from him. >> it doesn't. that's the problem. it doesn't matter in the end because no one can do trump other than trump. and i think we need to be clear about that. that was maxine's problem. she tried to do the trumpian this i think and it backfired. the president goes after her. >> throw the s.o.b. outs he can do. beat them up. she says build a crowd against something you don't like in a restaurant. >> that's right. story line with sarah sanders at the restaurant is the same thing where they go back and go i'm the victim here. and yet, the president's
standing at the pulpit using that pulpit to sort of go after. >> they believe baker's have a right to say they don't have to bake the cake for gay wedding and yet they don't think this little restaurant in virginia can say i don't want you in here. >> the challenge for the democrats is they have to be intellectually consistent. if we believe people ought to get accommodation when they walk into a restaurant. >> it's not a protected status. >> i used to do political work in georgia. i remember walking into places with confederate flags everywhere and people turn around and look at. >> you good for you. >> i wanted barbecue. they were the nicest people ever to me. >> how was the barbecue. >> it was fantastic. the funniest thing about the trump people is the line we didn't play. host he likes the most, johnny carson. this guy is stuck in the era. there are lots of people around
who weren't alive when johnny carson was on tv. >> he lashed out at that restaurant person and asked sanders to leave. but it took him 48 hours to offer of public support for his press secretary. the president's uncharacteristically tepid delayed response pointed up a double-ended dynamic that seems to plague nearly everyone in his inner circle and has begun to take its toll on miss sanders. even after her own obfuscations during white house briefings erode her credibility, her stock with mr. trump has begin to sink. what does it take to please this guy? >> she has been in that role for a very, very long time. >> compared to anybody. so i think at any given moment, people are up and down with this president. but i think the bigger question is kind of how does sarah, what does she think of the president and how long is she going to stay. i can tell you, it's really hard to find somebody to take that
spot. >> she was ringing all his bells yesterday saying open borders, criminals, she was doing exactly the anthem he wants to sing. >> she's doing her job. she's a mom. i would not be surprised if she wasn't looking at the exits. >> it's election day in seven states headedo the polls today, colorado, maryland, misippi, oklahoma, south carolina, utah and new york. the polls close there in about an hour where a republican primary pits trump incumbent dan donovan against michael grimm who represented the staten island district for two terms before he stepped down to serve seven months in prison for taxes. the latest poll shows grimm with a ten-point lead over donovan. grimm is best known for threatening to push a reporter off a balcony. let's watch that act of mischief. >> since we have you here, we haven't had a chance to talk about. >> i'm not speaking about anything off topic. >> what about. >> thank you. >> all right, so congressman michael grimm does not want to
talk about some of the allegations concerning his campaign finances. we wanted to get him on camera on that but he refused to talk about that. back to you. why. >> let me be clear to you, [ bleep ] you're not a man. like a boy. >> michael, what do you think of that? i think that's maxine in action there. you don't like the guy, bring it on. >> look, i mean, but voters now say that they like that. they want to see more are of th. even though trump is supporting his opponent, whether or not that sort of mean, that thrust of energy he's with us going to fight for us guy, if that plays out, if he gets elected and gets this nomination, that could open up a whole pandora's box. >> jamal, this is a training time for a republican trump
likes? >> it's trumpiness even before trump. the question on the ballot today is, if you behave like had, if you are someone who is otherwise despicable, do you still get to help lead the country. there's a part of the country, mostly republican who's say we don't care how despicable you are. we want you to lead the country. >> let's have an analysis. does trumpism affect this democracy if the long-term or is it just a bad spell? >> he's going to affect it in the long-term. he's been so -- he's affected and chipped away at every single institution. >> bad manners, incivility, bullying, name calling, nickname giving. > it's long-term because it's been bubbling beneath the surface for a long time. >> he's launching apparently a 2018 campaign based entirely on anti-immigration attitudes. he's saying it. >> what he is doing with ms-13
is like the -- at the perverse version of what the democrats and other people have done it in the past. dras did it with bain capital, can you take an organization, everybody on the left is talking about why this aren't. on the right people argued why it wasn't rht to say bad things about bain capital. the public identified with the message that have campaign. donald trump is turning ms-13 into the lens that everybody will look at immigration through and democrats defending immigration have to be careful if not -- to not look like we're defending gang violence. >> it's also permission for people to vote against hispanics without saying they're anti- -- up next, these three will tell me something i don't know. you're watching "hardball." but he never called me back! if your cousin's wife's sister's husband isn't a lawyer, call legalzoom and we'll connect you with an attorney. legalzoom. where life meets legal.
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>> we're back with the roundtable. annie, tell me something i don't know. >> so is, while the world has been watching immigration recently, i've been looking at some of the rules that trump is trying to pass regulation. one thing he's trying to do is take congress out of the equation when foreign arms sales are proposed. that would mean congress would not know if the country of
turkey wanted to buy fire arms or exactly. >> michael. >> the democrats have been looking for a beachhead for particularly bernie sanders democrats. they may have one tonight in the state of maryland in that gubernatorial primary. it's something a lot of us are watching with ben jealous. >> democratic mayors went down to texas on the immigration issue. eric garcetti from l.a. who thinks about running for president was a prominent vote. garcetti and mitch landrieu are two mayors to watch because governors are done. we used to have four out five governors were president prior to bush. >> how many mayors have won? >> no mayor. >> annie, michael and jamal. let me finish tonight with the usual suspects. you're watching "hardball."
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snichb let me finish tonight with the usual suspects. by that i mean the five-man republican-picked majority on supreme court. it was a five-person republican majority that intervened in the electoral process to give us the presidency of george w. bush. they stopped the fdaount with a vote of their own, 5-4 for the republican presidential
candidate. oh, how they're full of surprises. then the 5-4 republican supreme court trash add the wording of the constitution about arms being needed for militias to say that the second amendment meant any individual had a right to a gun of any size, bullets firing at any speed mounted with a lifetime supply of ammo. another bull's eye gift. this time to the republican allied national rival association. ten years after making w president and repowering the country's war machine into iraq, the supreme court put the cherry on the top giving total political power to the one force the highest court favors even more republicans. money. the citizens united case gave those with big money the unlimited license to change the course of elections. embraced and beloved by republicans, the citizens united ruling brought down the last barrier between those with money and the power to direct the country's affairs. no wonder so many people are telling pollsters now how little they cave about a democracy so
increasingly run by the republican dollar. and then news broke today that the usual five suspects on the court this time with neil gorsuch as the newest member awarded trump what he most wanted a slap on the back, a loud cheer from the high bench. good work, mr. president. that travel ban of yours is a dandy. keep up the good work. so the republic rolls on with trump in the white house controlling the puppet strings on the house and the senate with the ringing endorsement of a republican-controlled supreme court that he and mitch mcconnell kept that way by making sure the democratic nominee for an open seat on that bench merrick garland never came up for a vote such as the republican controlled house never allowed a vote on immigration. justice of the supreme court prevented florida from counting elect us sbirptu.s. that gave us w and with it the war on which he had set his heart. that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us.
"all in with chris hayes" starts right now. tonight on "all in"ing. > donald j. trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states. >> what began as a muslim ban has been upheld by the supreme court. >> it's called i'm sorry, you can't come in. you have to leave. >> tonight what complete control of government looks like with the party of trump and what democrats plan to do about it with senator cory booker. plus as the resistance to donald trump's family separation continues. >> what are you separating families. >> why don't you leave my husband alone. >> is a new democratic protest movement taking up. >>