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is john kelly on his way out? there's new reporting the president's chief of staff may be exiting the white house. plus a stunning move from the first lady. milania trump calls for the firing off a top security aid. said he no longer deserves the honor of serving in the white house. and the death toll rising as teams continue to search for survivors. ♪ it good morning everyone.
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it's wednesday, november 14th. there are mounting reports of distent in the white house. president trump stunned by rebuke in the midterms is retreating from traditional presidential duties. the washington post dives deep into the past five days with the president's temper boiling over. the president snapped at a reporter for what he called a stupid question. he did the same in private with america's closest allies. aboard air force 1 he lost his cool with british prime minister teresa may who called to congratulate him on the midterms. he berated may on iran, trade and brexit. on his flight and throughout the weekend, he was preoccupied. in fact he watch would mounting tension as a number of house contests flipping out of
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republican hands and after he chose not to attend the memorial for soldiers due to a lengthy motorcade, he thought he looked terrible. and that it would be ea public relg relations nightmare. all of this after clashes with the first lady is driving chief of staff, kelly to leave soon. some say he has gotten on the wrong side of of milania trump. and some of the disputes have escalated now to the president. she raised concerns with her president earlier this year but kelly had repeatedly denied her request to promote some of her aid. quote i don't need this expletive. a furious trump told kelly.
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there have been instances where the east wing staff were not treated as equals to the male dominated decision makers in kelly's office. promotions denied and finally granted after months of request. the white house declined to comment. we'rallo following unprecedented clashes between the first lady and a senior security official. she called for the firing of mira ricardel. saying quote it is the position of the office of the first lady that she no longer deserves the honor of serving in this whiesz. at the very same hour shs ricard eshs lerks was even appearing in photos the president posted to his twitter account. ricardel has even clashed with general kelly.
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an anonymous official says she has been confirmed by the senate and has never met milania trump. and reporting that nick ayr eshs sshs is among those that might replace kelly. one white house official speaking under condition of anonymity said personnel decisions don't mean anything until formally announced. >> and the washington post shs as you pointed during sunday's flight from paris, aids in the private cabin to lobby against ayres. they said appointing ehim would perhaps trigger an expletive. and he enjoys the support of ivanka trump and kushner. trrs the vice president's office
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had no comment on the possibility of the appointment. and white house reporter for politico, gabby ore. lelt john kelly's been in the office for close to 18 months. at the end of july he was appointed. so if he gets fired, the impact would be what? this is a guy who was brought in to bring order under what had been somewhat chaotic under reince priebus. >> looking at what happens with john kelly if he does infact leave the white house -- staff morale after the midterms is quite low. sources said tensions are really boiling over. the finger pointing game has begun. a lot of white house aids are on edge, waiting for a major shake up. kelly could be such a casualty of the shake up. and president trump is going to be tasked with finding someone
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who can shepered the white house into a new era of the trump presidency. the president is going to have to work with a democratic controlled house. he's going to face a number off investigations and somebody in that role needs to be able to lead the white house and run a staff and make sure morale is as high as it possibly can despite all the investigations and subpoenas aids are going to face. nick ayres is supported by the president's children including donald trump jr. who has been a frequent person on the campaign trail. but he also faces some staff opposition. there are a number of people in the white house who view him as this political ladder climbbar. the other person being floated is the director of the office of management and budget. he's a close ally of the president. he has a great relationship with president trump.
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and aids think he would fit nicely into that role. >> remember floating the idea that the president would be his own chief of stafff? >> and his own communications director. and milania trump. releasing a stunning and somewhat unprecedented statement weighing in on national security staff on world kindness day. is this kind of reaction unprecedented? i know they weigh in on a lot of things internally but to do so brazen like this >> it's not unusual to clash. ronald regan and nancy regan are one of the primary examples that came to mind.
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she got president regan's chief of staff fired. but there was no public rebuke of this sort in that situation. trrs the statement issued by first lady was just extraordinary. we haven't seen anything like it from a white house previously. for the first lady's office to undercut a senior aid and so i think her fate is certainly in question. we're told yesterday she still has a job but given time to pack up her belongings and at least by the end of this week. >> it will be interesting when the back story starts to trickle out and gets leaked what it is that mira did that drew the ier of the first lady. >> there's a lot more to be figured out. turning to the tragic fires burning in california. crews are on the scene off a
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fast-moving new fire in southern california. sierra fire was reported in san bernardino county around 9:00 last night lobal time. trrs oofficials say it burned through 20 acres in 15 minutes and threatening homes in fontana and just over the boarder. officials report progress is now 40% contained, up 10% from this time yesterday. progress was up north was a little bit slower as crews try to take advantage of the night time humidity. we're told the camp fire is 35% contained, up 5% there. trrs the death toll grew to 48 after they found more remains in scorched homes in the city of paradise. trrs they've requested the national guard's help canvassing
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the area for bodies. 200 people were still unaccounted for. they're working to update that list. >> pretty grim. it has been more than a week since the midterm elections. in the race for senate republican governor rick scott still leads bill nelson by about 12,000 votes. nelson's campaign seeking to bar the top election official. the lawsuit asks the judge to insure that florida department of state does not disbar ballots. they're marbed in different ways as long as the voter's intention is clear. a ruling in the lawsuit could be key in how numerous ballots are tallied. president trump weighing in, when will bill nelson concede in florida? the characters running broward
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and palm beach -- and making matters worse the superof elections announced last night that both county machines over heated and stopped working altogether, having to recount 375,000 early vote. and new york times oped columnist wrote a piece yesterday titled "a tool of autokrats." president trump, governor rick scott off florida have all falsely accused democrats of trying to steal the election. well, chem's campaign accuse his opponents stacey abrams of making up numbers? the democratic opponent is trying to steal this election. senator rubio writing left wing
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commentators have no shame just making things up. only thing we ask is they follow the law, report updated votes every foifb minutes. finish by recount deadline. and hate crimes spiked in america last year. plus we have monica lewinsky revisiting the scandal that put she and bill clinton directly in the spotlight. those stories and check on weather with bill when we come right back. r with bill when we e right back it was here.
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targets 8,493 victims based on sex, race and -- nearly 60% of hate crime acts against victims were based on race, 20% based on religion, 15% because of sexualorian tagsz and a 17% increase on attacks against jewish people with at least 976 cases involving 1,076 victims. and the uptick of numbers of agency ezs reporting crimes to the fbi. acting attorney general whitaker called it a call to action. and eagerly saying he'd be on the front row for a public hanging against quote nothing. and coming to the defense of
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senat senator cindy hyde-smith. she'll only say it was an exaggerated expression of regard. wicker saying her words are ebeing twisted by her opponent to malign her character and good name. it's not surprising the media would sensational size the story in an attempt to makeup nothing. these baseless attacks don't change what i know to be true. she has my full support. and democrat will debate tuesday, one week before the september run off election. and monica lie lieu in ski details the emotions she went through about her affair with then president. >> there was a point for me
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somewhere in the first several hours where i would be hysterically crying and then i would just shut down and in the shut down period i remember looking out the window and thinking that the only way to fix this was to jump out the window. and i just -- i felt terrible. and i was scared and i was mortified and afraid of what this was going to do to my family. and you know i so was in love with bill at the time so i felt really responsible. >> lewinsky addresses bill clinton's reluctance to say quote i'm sorry to her 20 years later.
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she writes quote if you want to look at what power looks like watch a man smugly doing interviews for decade. i'm more disappointed for him. he would be a better man for it and he in turn a better society. the clinton affair is a three-part series airing sunday night. president trump filed the paperwork for his 2020 campaign just hours after his inauguration. but term-limited ohio governor john kasich is going to new hampshire today. that's the state he finished second to trump. a he will spend time wednesdays and thursday meeting with supporters. the path ahead for any gop trump challenger will be difficult but he's going to explore the
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possibility. and on top of that, asked senator bob corker if he will run for president and he responded "i haven't ruled it out." >> can you imagine going against president trump with the amount of animosity throughout the years? bill. december and november, obviously the weather doesn't care what the calendar says because it's snowing in southern arkansas. yesterday earliest recorded snow ever in houston and galveston. they didn't stick but they saw snowflakes in the sky. this is the cold side of the storm. this is all going to move north and we have winter weather advisories in white that go all the way through the ohio valley. we have winter storm warnings in effect. even an area outside st. louis.
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you're going to get plowable snow and now we're watching winter weather watches being issued and these will expand through the northeast tomorrow because we're still about 24/36 hours away. snow in memphis to little rock. temperatures are borderline. so maybe the bridges could have problems. as we go in the morning hours tomorrow. ice and snow in areas of the ohio valley. and a two or three-hour period of snow from d.c. to baltimore to new york during the day on thursday. a quick inch or two over to rain. that's up to eight inches possible in the mountain areas outicide d.c. maybe only an inch. once you get outside of of the cities, the interior sekszs of the northeast, it will be enough to do shoveling late thursday or early friday morning.
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>> did i hear the word shoveling? >> midnovember. it's ridiculous. i'll see you in the spring. still ahead a golden state warriors star gets suspended after a heated exchange on the court. we're going to tell you about that in sports. there's hope. there's hope ♪ it's the details that make the difference. only botox® cosmetic is fda approved to temporarily make frown lines, crow's feet and forehead lines look better. it's a quick 10 minute treatment given by a doctor to reduce those lines. there's only one botox® cosmetic. ask for it by name. the effects of botox® cosmetic, may spread hours to weeks after injection, causing serious symptoms. alert your doctor right away as difficulty swallowing, speaking, breathing, eye problems, or muscle weakness can be a sign of a life-threatening condition. do not receive botox® cosmetic if you have a skin infection. side effects may include allergic
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le'veon fweel sign has come and it has gone. it means bell will sit out the entire rest oof the season while he eye as big pay day next year, it guaranteed he will make it without any on field injury. he leaves more than $14 million on the table. let's turn to the nba as draymond green did not play against the hawks last night. suspepd suspepded by the team after a heated verbal alteration with teammate kevin durant on the court and spilled into the lockerroom afterwards and deemed punishable. the suspension also cost green more than $120,000. finally, let's go to the action on the ice in the national hockey league and a spectacular
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score in brooklyn as he back hands the puck from down on his back side, tying last night's game in vancouver in the first period to net another goal in the third and leave new york to a 5-2 win, snapping their three-game losing streak and incredible play by him there >> definitely going to make the highlight reel. still ahead wevent heard much from the pbe but there's new reporting that the president may submit written answers. and mattis, what he had to say about the military. mattis, o say about the military (chime)
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♪ welcome back everyone. it is the bottom of the hour. president trump and his legal team are moving closer to completing and submitting written answers from special counsel, robert mueller. a source says the president's legal team could submit as early as this week the president meeting with his lawyers in recent days. that source says it will focus only on matters related to interin the election and not on obstruction of justice. trump's legal team feel any
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questions about obstruction, any questions related to the firing of james comey violates his power to hire and fire people as listed under article two of the kaurngsitution. mueller's reportedly working on his final report. it's coming. there we go. a top democrat is calling for acting attorney general matt whitaker to step aside. >> it's amazing. mr. whitaker claimed that russia didn't interfere with our elections, contleer conclusion of 17 intelligence agencies. when someone ignores the facts and says these things, you know they're an idea log. we're requesting mr. whitaker recuse himself.
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>> reporter: do you think mr. whitaker needs to recuse himself from the russia investigation? >> there may be reasons but if your reason is as a private citizen he gave his opinion on certain things, then the answer is no. because he was a private citizen. what's that got to do with his official duties? it really doesn't matter because right now he's going to go eto the ethics people ask if he's got to be recused. >> senator dianne feinstein is calling to have acting ag whitaker and jeff sessions speak. the first lady's office has issued a written statement calling for the ouster of the depute anational security
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advisor after conflincts in the white house that could put chief kelly's job in trouble too. >> reporter: publicly calling for the firing of one of her husband's top advisors, mi mira ricardel. it can could lead to kelly's departure. seven people familiar say kelly has tangled with the first lady's team from everything to staffing issues to travel requests. there have been instances where the east wing weren't treated as equals to the male dominated in the west wing's office. milania trump acknowledging last month the white house can be a challenging environment. >> you always need to watch your back. >> reporter: and she blasted the
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national security advisor, john bolton. that person, mira ricardel. saying it's the position of the office of the first lady that she no longer deserves the honor of serving in this white house. ricardel infuriated with the first lady by interfering in his first solo overseas trip to africa. >> you don't want the staff at the white house to be concerned with infighting. >> our thanks for that report. during the run up to the midterm elections, president trump repeatedly brought up the migrant caravan from south america, labelling quote an invagsz and despite that senses off urgency, trump hasn't tweeted about the caravan since
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halloween and only talked bute it once when he responded to a question during last week's news conference. and while fox news spent more than 43 hours, they didn't focus on it at all a day after the midterms. four white house officials and outside advisors say inside the west wing the caravan was a useful midterm messaging tool. and now that the election is over, trump's attention has turned elsewhere. the largest caravan is still 1,000 miles away and has shifted its route to go farther west. mattis says the mission along the boarder of south texas is exactly what the is. adding quote we'll have to see what the future holds. right now that's the only message i have.
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>> a message there for the messaging. meanwhile the latest court order on the child separation policy shows out of 2,667 children separated, 25 still in custody and not eligible. 99 still in custody with parents deported or chose not to reunite. >> and gabby, good to have you back with us. let's talk a little about the caravan. a rot of people described it as a fear tactingic ahead of the election. is there any way to explain this other than it simply being political? >> i think leading up to the midterms most of us were watching the issue and speculating it was purely political and he was using this
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to drive out his base on election day and that has become undeniable in the aftermath of the election. we're not seeing him talk about it as much. he did sign a presidential proclamation that addresses asylum seekers but he did so privately. there was no ceremony at the white house which is something this president has loved to do for immigration related and hasn't talked about thiz issue in public since the midterm elections. he did answer a question during that raucous white house vist last week. no background briefings. frshs it seems to have been an issue the president used to turn out his base. >> shocked, i tell you, shocked. >> that is extraordinary considering the amount of man
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power that has gone down to the border. so bottom line you think we're going to hear a lot about immigration after now these midterms? is this something the president esoos as a winning issue, at least for the base? >> i don't think immigration is going to suddenly disappear. it's certainly an issue that riles up his base. kwe and the democratic houses majority it seems the president is going to continue this issue. to say democrats are obstructing his agenda and unwilling to cooperate. there might be bipartisan movement but i don't see that happening on immigration nor do most democratic and republican law makers. that seems like it would fit nicely in the republican's stump speech and i certainly expect him to continue using it as he
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carbon monoxide emissions. two years ago states and regulators petitioned the epa to revamp its stands. the last time the epa updated commerci rules for commercial trucks was two decades ago. they're beginning a formal rule process for what they call the cleaner trucks initiative. and ocasio-cortez kicked off with a a protest outside pelosi's office. she was on the hill for the first day of her new memberrianitation. they were calling on democrats to take more action on climate change. she said she wanted to tell
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pelosi we're here to back her "we're inspired by the energy and activism of the many young activists. i have reeinstated a committee to address the climate crisis." you're talking about shovels and snow plows. >> it's too early, right? they had snow in houston, texas. it didn't stick but they saw it falling from the sky. a little snow in oklahoma, a little in northeast texas. not a huge ordeal. but after the sun goes down, we could see slick roads around the memphis area. and then we're going to see slippery roads ohio valley. and areas of the mouptens.
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so here's the snowfall forecast. this is four to sirks inches of snow. maybe in the city off st. louis and almost down towards fuduka and this is what we kale a front end dump. it's a quick snow and it goes to sleet and rain. i niefb snakes its way. so much of the cities are one to two inches automost. once you get in the mountainous areas that's where we could get furr to six, maybe eight inches. so again the timing of this is thursday afternoon/thursday evening. if you're driechbing it could be difficult.
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we're going to get ice out of this. up to an inch in somiaias. and it's been so wet this fall we have flash flood watches all the way through georgia. we've got the sleet, the snow, the rain. tomorrow night's going to be a mess in the northeast. >> i sure wish we'd get rain in california. >> it looks like some time tuesday or wednesday could be the first storm. >> those firefighters need all the help they can get. and its bid to pull out of the european union. zblerp thechallenges teresa may faces to be done deal. y faces to be done deal.
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welcome back everyone. president trump has responded to a private report showing researchers have identified 13 of an estimated 20 secret north korean missile bases, including a detailed analysis off of the layout of one of those facilities. the report was published by the beyond parallel program using commercial satellite images. that program is led by victor ch
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ashes. who at one point was under consideration to be the ambas door south korea. and president trump tweeting the paper story is quote inaccurate the sites being discussed, nothing new happening out of the formal. just more fake news. i will be the first to know if things go bad. trump had will meet with him for a second time in 2019. coming up, axo has a look at this morning's one big thing. then coming up on "morning joe," we have the president's anger boiling over, right? >> more on the new reports on president trump's furry over the last few days as the fallout and the pending report from the robert mueller investigation hangs over the white house. republican senator jeff flake and democratic senator chris kuntz will discuss their new plans. plus, mayor bill de blasio will discuss amazon's decision to set
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welcome back, everyone. british prime minister theresa may is set to hold a cabinet meeting this morning as she faces a critical test moving forward in brexit. the meeting comes after a finalized draft agreement on the matter after months of delays. wilhelm marks joins us live from outside of parliament in london. what can we expect in today's meeting, do we have a sense of of what that final agreement looks like? >> we do. what they're now looking for is for the politicians to agree to the details. the cabinet are will meet around 2:00 p.m., which is 9:00 for you guys. they're trying to figure out whether it's palatable to the various ministers who all have their ideas what brexit should look like. the biggest challenge for her is
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not only getting it through the cabinet today, it's also getting it thigh the parliament behind me. and the house had of commons are not looking like they're very happy with some of the details here, especially when it comes to the border between the republic of ireland and northern ireland. ahead of that vote, we've heard from a number of lawmakers, opposition parties that they would vote against the agreement, which they haven't even seen, but based on the details they've been given so far. so real challenges for theresa may in the days and weeks ahead. >> we have been hearing from some british officials saying that they want to have a second brexit referendum among the public. >> remember the reaction after the first one? some people were saying we didn't really know exactly what we were doing. so joining us here on set with axios a.m., nicholas johnston. what is the one big thing? >> trump's next chief.
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what is going to happen the to chief of staff john kelly, is he on his way out and who might replace him? a lot of focus is narrowing on nick ayers. the president has a very good relationship with nick. and also, he came in and he's negative. he's a former consultant/lobbyist. some people are saying that he's a member of the swamp that the president is trying to drain. what nick tells his friends when asked about this is who knows. jonathan swan my friend and colleague says don't trust any of these rumors until you see it in writing. in almost all of these, the day a person is appointed, the first story is when is he out. >> who is definitely not in consideration for this job? >> mick mulvaney, the budget
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director. he's not interested in it. he's happening doing his budget office work. what he may be interested in, if there's additional cabinet shake-ups, moving into one of those additional cabinet positions. >> what happened with this dust up with melania trump? what is going on here? do we know why this happened, if she is on her had way out? >> we know as you reported there was some tension on that trip with his foreign counsel. this is very much sort of striking a very strong tone also in the white house. i think she clashed with the first lady. i thought that treat twt president with, the statement from the first lady's office was something i've never seen. but it reminded me, do you know done reigan and nancy reagan, don't get in a fight with the first lady because you will lose. >> the president floated that he
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would be his own chief of staff. is that completely off the table now? >> he almost is his own chief of staff as it is now. that's sort of the challenges that general kelly has had the entire time is managing those information flows and keeping track of who the president is calling and who is president is talking to. i think the president certainly is, unlike many of his predecessors, his own chief of sav. even if john kelly is forced out, there will be someone replacing him in that role. >> can i ask about the latest with jim acosta. we have the lawsuit cnn filed against the white house. >> we talked to some legal aides yesterday saying that the secret service and government agencies can't revoke those things. we spoke to one of trump's allies who says cnn's position is pretty good. we'll have to see how quickly that moves through the courts. >> let me ask you quickly about the topic of immigration. the caravan has fallen by the
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way side both in terms of the stories and the public. do you think it was a political stunt? >> there were some politics involved, absolutely. we'll see that as these caravans get closer, the first smallest one might arrive in a week or two. does that create any conflict or tension on the border? do the troops in the border have to get involved at all? or is there any action to drum up on the hill. immigration is a huge driver of politics, certainly among the president's space. so i don't see him ignoring it for long. >> thank you very much. i can't wait to get any axios a.m. newsletter. we're into it. >> we give you a preview of it, at least. >> yeah. >> that does it for us. "morning joe" starts right now. >> i own it a hundred percent. no mortgage, no debt. you can all check. we make the finest wine was as good of wine as you can get
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anywhere in the world. i know the press is extremely honest, so i won't offer them any, but if they want, they can take a bottle of wine home. >> that's donald trump two years ago pitching his product during a primary night news conference. yesterday, he attacked one producing competitors in france, a tweet liked by eric trump who happens to seven as president of trump winery. overseeing, quote, everything from wine making and marketing to global distribution and sales. good morning and welcome to "morning joe." it is wednesday, november 14th. along with joe, willie and me, we have msnbc contributor mike barnacle, washington bureau chief for usa today susan page, white house bureau chief and political analyst for msnbc and nbc news, phillip rucker and national reporter for nbc news carol lee. so a lot to get to this morning, joe. a lot of different stories all going back to somebody who might be melting down just a tiny

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