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possibilities for what could be convention. joining me are jose diaz-balart of telemundo and nbc news, molly ball, joy ann reid, and robert costa of the "washington post." welcome to sunday. it's "meet the press." >> announcer: from nbc news in washington, this is "meet the press" with cpuck todd. good sunday morning. let's agree on this much about the 20 campaign. the rise of donald trump is basically paralleled the fall of the republican establishment. the more the establishment cries "never trump," the more the voters snub them. on tuesday night, in spite of millions of dollarsof negative ads and high profile criticism by mitt romney and others, trump won four of five primaries and he nearly tripled his delegate lead over ted cruz. republicans are despate to use
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collusion, delegate jujitsu, rules changes, anything, to deny trump anything, in part because of scenes like this. last night in tucson, arizona, anti-trump protestors was set upon and beaten up as he was being escorted out of the rally. police arrested and charged the man who assaulted the protester who we see in that video. this was the scene earlier in the day yesterday in arizona where protestors bocked a road to a trump rally. so the rise of rumpism and the undoing of the republican eablishment has been years in the making. it began in 2007 when conservatives killed president bush's punish forsh for immigration reform. in 2008, andohn mccain was clobbered by barack obama. in 2010, the tea party revolt. they chose to ride the tiger instead of fight it.
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of kantor, boehner, and the prevention of kevin mccarthy getting a promotion, all at the hands of a resurgent populist conservative movement. now many in the party are trying to stop donald trump. but how? >> you have the establishment. they don't know what they're doing. they don't have a clue. >> reporter: the stop trump movement is limping forward. although republican opponents have the will to defeat the frontrunner, it's not clear they have a game plan. there have been meetings. a confab in shington two blocks from the white house, lling for a unity ticket. another meeting of big donors in florida. and new ads from outside group. >> ask donald trumphy he sides with hillary clinton. >> reporter: the "stop trump" group spent $13 million and trump increased his lead. many voters are not comfortable with trump. 29% of primary voters in florida said they would seriously consider a third party candidate.
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florida and 40% in battleground ohio. what's the alternative? >> for me to win 1237 delegates, i've got to win 78% of the remaining delegates. that sounds like a high bar. >> reporter: mitt roey encourages republicans to vote for cruz. >> are we sure he's a mormon? he choked. it wawaso sad. >> reporter: but only to force an open convention. >> but john kasich is stepping up efforts to challenge cruz in utah, which holds its caucus on tuesday. now many trump opponents are turning to the conveion, hoping to deprive trump of a clear 1237 majority. >> nothing's changed other than the perception that this is more likely to become an open convention than we thought before. >> reporter: trump warns of violence if a floor fight produces another nominee. >> i think you would have riots. >> reporter: for man
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depression are turning into acceptance. >> if mr. trump does become president of the united states, he's going to need a majority to govern. i think he would welcome working with republicans in the house and senate. >> reporter: that's an admission that the republican establishment, long on life-support, may officially be dead. >> john cornyn is a ted cruz supporter, we think. joining me now, i'm joined by the men who ran the last two repuican presidential campaigns. stuart stevens and steve schmidt. gentlemen, welcome to you both. stu, prior to last tuesday, you wrote there was still time to stop trump. do you stillelieve that a week later? >> sure. 40% of the people haven't voted. we got upset in 2000 when they closed the polls in florida, they announced it when the
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was still out there. i think it's going to be difficult for anybody else than donald trump to get to 1237. but there's credible scenarios out there, 40% of the oatvote out there that you could easily have donald trump with 1,000 votes, and ted cruz with 950. we've done this before. this is the ronald reagan strategy in 1976, against a sitting republican president. >> steve, the most expedient way to do this would be to rally around ted cruz. and that seems to be something that washington republicans can't bring themselves to do. >> well, look. ted cruz is exactly right, a vote at this point for john kasich is in fact a vote for donald trump. >> why isn't the cavalry rallying behind cruz? >> trump is on his way to1237 delegates. if he gets there, he'll be nominat on the first ballot. if he does not and it goes to an open convention, anything of course can happen.
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new voters coming into the process this year, for them to be denied what they view as a small "d" democratic process, in fact these parties are the vessels that we use to advance democracy in america, are not themselves emocratic, small "d," instutions. as the rules play out, dire consequences for the senate majority. >> there is a way to do this. stuart, you were on the receiving end of some delegate manipulation that can take place. ron paul never won any states but he came to the convention with majorities of degates. let me show some results in iowa, just to show people the iowa results in 2012. romney and santorum, second and first. ron paul had a majority of the delegates by the time the convention rolled around. louisiana, a similar finding. ron paul ended up with 6% of the vote in the primary.
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40% of the delegates once he got to the convention. and this happened last night in louisiana. there is a way to elect delegates that are more supportive of cruz, if you're the cruz campaign, to deny trump this. then it doe undermine what steve was talking about. >> i think what we'll have here is a period where the candidates will really be looked at more closely, more closely than before, because t tere's fewer of them. you'll have a different threshold for it. i think there will be a lot of pressure for donald trump to believe as a frontrunner, someone who could lead a party. people would havead second thoughts about getting into a convention with john edwards. we'll have to see how these candidates rform under these test. >> steve, it seems as if, mitch mcconnell is sticking by the nominee, paul ryan, who some people believe right now is the titular head of the republican
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getting criticized this morning by a conservative columnist in thed "times" saying, hey, where are you, you could make a difference. >> a lot of the republican leaders maycome to a moment where it's country over party, given their sensibilities about a prospective trump nomination. you have people out there saying, anybody but trump, but also saying i'm going to support the republican nominee for president. they have not yet crossed that rurucon. as we go through the next couple of weeks of contests, as donald trump i suspect continues to win at the proportion that he has been winning at, he moves closer to 1237, it will be interesting to see what the leaders of the republican party say. now, what the consequence of it would be for them to peel off the republican nomination is to forfeit the election to hillary y clinton. there will be multiple supreme court nominations made by her if she's the next president of the united states.
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republican senana majority hangs in the balance here. and it's tough to see how sate republicans maintain that majority if the 35 to 40% of these trump voters are feeling disenfranchised from the process and they take a walk. >> okay. but then you have 10 to 15% of the party, maybe more of that. look at those numbers i showed in the exit polls, battlegrounds, ohio, florida, north carolina, these were republic primary voters who say they prefer a third party option than to pick between trump and clinton. >> yeah, trump is a disaster. politics is ultimately about addition, not subtraction. thth whole idea of trump is not that he's going to take these romney voters and add to them. he's losing romney voters. just look at republican hispanics. there's not tons of hispanics in the republican party. he already has 60% negatives with republican hispanics.
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any nominee to do better than romney, against hillary clinton. he's going to do worse. >> we ran the numbers using the exit polls from 2012 in ohio and wisconsin, just on the white vote. and assuming all thingsere equal, and here's wisconsin first, trump would have to increas the romney share by 5 percentage points, go from 51% of the white vote, which by the way, romney got and still lost the state. 56% of the white vote is what trump would need to flip it. in ohio, to flip ohio, he would have to move the romney white vote number from 57% to 61%. this assumes that the non-white vote doesn't move at all. this seems like an impossibility.y. >> i'm not sure it is an impossibility. i think it's a very difficult task. but he is an asymmetrical candidate. he is so unconventional, we've never seen anything like it. when you began the program today, you said looking back from 2007 the rise of the
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but it's more spansexpansive than that. we live in an era when trust has collapsed in every institution in the country except for the military. in business, in politics, in the cucuure, sports and religion. all of it accumulating to this moment in time where someone has come forward with profound communication skills, offering easy answers to people who through these wave elections have seen no changes. >> last point. >> 37% of the people don't trust hillary clinton. huge opportunity for republicans. so now we're turning to a guy who has 27% of the people don't trust him. he's one of the few people in america that is trusted less than hillary clinton. >> you mean 27% trust. >> only 27% trust donald trump compared to37% for hillary clinton. he's trusted less than hillary clinton. which is hard to do. >> i do try to figure out -- i'm trying to figure out what
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most unpopular against swing voters. i'll leave it there. we appreciate you both. one man who is ill in the race agaganst trump is ohio governor john kasich, whose win in his home state on tuesday did keep his hopes alive and the hopes of the anti-trump movement alive in trying to get a contested convention. john kasich joined me yesterday in salt lakakcity. why are you in utah? if you didn't campaign in utah and ted cruz won 50% of the vote, you deny donald trump any delegates which actually helps youpath to getting to cleveland in a contested convention. chuck. look. i'm in utah. you know why? because i'm running for president and because i want people to understand what is a good, positive message, with a record of accomplishment. >> but do you want to win? >> but chuck, i'm going to compete across the country and tell people who i am and let the chips fall where they may.
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one, no one is going to that convention with enough delegates. i will have more delegates movingin there that will give me momentum. and then the delegates are going to decide who can win in the fall. because the other guys can't win in the fall. hillary will be president. and secondly, i've got the record, the experience, and d he vision and the ability to bring people together to be a good president. that's why i'm doing this. >> we saw dhe evidence of what happens when there's three people in and two anti-trump candidates split the vote. missouri and illinois. donald trump cleaned up on delegates. you go about this in new york and pennsylvania and some of these other states, you and cruz could end up handing more delegates to trump inadvertently. >> maybe ted ought to get out, because he can't win in th fall. maybe these people that are hot on that ought to tell him to do it. they try to tell me to get out of the race. how many times, chuck -- and now they should be thanking me for staying in, because if trump had
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i have a record of accomplishment, a record of bringing people together, a vision for the future of this country. and guess what? inin the grassroots, people are getting it. now, they didn't get it because, frankly, you put me on the tube a lot, but trump got $1.8 billion worth of free media. i got like none. >> not all of it was positive. >> people are starting to hear me and we're start to go rise. look at what our numbers are. >> if you thought your candidacy were helping trtrmp, not hurting him, would you get out? >> chuck, i'm running for president. this isn't a parlor game of who gets this or who gets that. >> but you're stuck with a parlor game. i understand that, but you're stuck having to play a parlor game bececse your only path is the convention. that's the ultimate parlor game. >> i am not playing a parlor game. the convention is an extension somebody. i was there in '76 when reagan challenged the sitting president. they didn't like him doing it
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but you know at? his vision, his message mattered. listen. nobody's going to that convention with enough delegates. at the end, do you know why i'll get picked? because i can win in the fall, and secondly, because i have the experience and the record to lead this country. and chuck, if i didn't think that, i wouldn't be running. >> yesterday, earlier in the week, you totallyy ruled out ever being donald trump's running mate. >> under no circumstances. what are you people, kidding me? >> what about ted cruz? >> no. i'm not goingo be anybody's -- i'm running for president. >> that's just as sherman-esque with ted cruz as it is with donald trump? >> you pundits have to get out of washington. you don't understand me. a lot of people just can't figure, how could this guy mean what he says, how is it that he's no different than what he appears? you can't figure that out.
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calculation, what's this or that. folks, i don't have time for her that. >> as you know ted cruz is going to use two issues to try to wedge, if it't' even a delegate fight, and that's common core and immigration. >> well, let me just say this. i'll tell you what common core is in my state. our state board of education has proved high standards. and our local school boards are the ones that devise the curriculum. we need high standards for our children in the 21st century. i am for shippyng all the federal education programs out of washington to the states. so look,'m telling you what we do in ohio, and at the end of the day, presidents should not run k-12. secondly, on immigration, i do not believe it is practical or doable to search in the neighborhoods and yank the people who came here illegally, and have not committed a crime since they've been here, and ship them out of the country. that is not going to happen. the plan that i support, finishing the border, making
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program, and having the 11.5 million who came here illegally who have not committed a crime, pay back taxes, pay a fine. let ma tell you, they then can have a path to legalization and not citizenship. and any other position than that just isn't going to work, chuck. i hate to tell you that. it isn't going to work. consensus builder. i'm curious, what do you make of the republican senate strategy on the supreme court pick, merrick garland? should the senate aleast hold hearings? >> you know, chuck, look, this is one i'm not going to actually answer directly, because i don't think the senate is waiting there with bated breath for my opinion. i don't think the president should set it up. they can go ahead and meet with him, the senators can meet with that gentleman. ultimately, when i'm president, which i think we've got a good shot at being, maybe he would be under consideration for the supreme court. i don't know. but they ought to meet with him, show him that amount of respect. >> what about hearings?
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hearings aren't going to mean anything, chk. that's up to them to decide. ask them. >> all right. gernor john kasich, i'll leave it there. good luck in the next contest. always a pleasure. >> stay safe on the trip. >> and if it's sunday, it must be "meet the press." >> there you go. you can always get extra time by saying that. following that interview with john kasich, he walked back his comments on merrick garland, saying he would t consider merrick garland as a potential replaceeent to justice scalia if he's elected president. coming up, a lot more on the 2016 race. first, the fight over the supreme court. mitch mcconnell andarry reid, exclusively right here on "meet the press." lairmter, the debate over hilly clinton's speaking style. >> i've never had more faith in our ture. and if we work together -- >> we have heard the criticism before, that she sounds shrill, she shouts, she doesn't smile enough. is this sexism
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calling trump-atology. donald trump is receiving a buy while john kasich and ted cruz fight it out for the rest of the season and end up splitting the anti-trump vote. trump is able to come away with the mority he needs and he wins the nomination, gme over. in bracket number 2, we start with the same standings. but in this scenario, cruz catches fire and wins enough delegates to deny trump the 1237 that he needs. so we move to an overtime. and an open convention. trump delegates eventually abandon trump and cruz emerges as the conservative compromise choice in a buzzer beater. in bracket number 3, this is our sinner ella story. it looks filiar at the beginning. cruz, kasich, trump, they all compete. and again, trump ends up short of his magic number of 1237. and again, we head to an open convention. but in this scenario, we go to
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welcome back. the expression "elections have consequences" usually refers to the fact that presidents get to choose who sits on the supreme court. well, when president obama named merrick garland this week to be his nomination to replace antonin scalia, republican senate leader mitch mcconnell immediately announced that republicans wouldld not even give garland a hearing. mcconnell said the choice should be made by the next president. democratic senate leader harry reid immediately criticized mcconnell's move, saying the senate was abdicating its responsibilities. i spoke to both mitch mcconnell and harry reid. i began with a conversation with
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let me start with a piece of sound on judges that you said over tenears ago. let me play it and get you to react on the other side. >> the duties of the united states senate are set forth in the constitution of the united states. nowhere in that document does it nominees. >> the senate's constitutional duty to give a fair and timely hearing and a floor vote to the president's supreme court nominees is invileable. which is it? what is changed since 2005 when you said there is nothing in the constitution that said a vote, to 2016? >> this is the same thingbs you talk about, the biden rule. there is no biden rule. what happened then was worked out. it was an effort to try to get something done. what i have tried to do during my entire career in congress and in the senate is to get rid of obstruction. and what we found the last eight
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republicans, boehner first, mcconnell, is everything was obstructed. that was what they say the out to do and they've done a good job of it. we have always tried, ive been part of that for many years, to get rid of obstruction. i don't believe in it. >> what happened in 2005? i can quote you, you said, there's no reason to mince words, we're not going to allow an up or down vote on estrada. that's a form of obstruction back when president bush was in office. >> but remember, remember, this man had a full hearing, came to the senate floor. and all we ask is -- you worked in the white house, you wrote a lot of legal opinions, we're entitled to see them. and the white house instructed this good man not to do it. it was unfair to him. but that's what happened. we and the american people were entitled to what he had written in those legal opinions. >> but i guess i'm going back to, what part of -- what has
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party affiliation of the white house? >> what has changed is you have to look at what has happened. we have never held up a supreme court nomination. since 1900 in a lame duck session, there have been six, they have all been approved. >> wait a minute. alito, you did a filibuster for alito and roberts. >> where is alito today? >> he's on the supreme court. but you failed. >> that's the point. you can draw these extra click lar extracurricula activities that took place. let's look at two famous cases that came before the senate. bork didn't get enough votes n committee. neither did thomas. we brought them to the floor anyway. we met with them, we had hearings, and they were brought before the floor. they could have been killed in the committee. we believed there should be a full vote.
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i don't know why mcconnell's done this to his senators. he's marching thtse men and women over a cliff. i don't think they're going to go he's said we're not going to meet with him, we're not going to hold hearings, we're not going to have a vote. that facade is breaking as we speak. we now have about eight or nine senators who say, oh, yeah, i guess we'll meet with him. we had a senator the day before yesterday who said, let's man up here, we're elected, we should be voting. there's going to be a break through here. >> why do you think you're going to get a hearing? mitch mcconnell has said no hearing at all. why do you think you're going to get a hearing? >> mitch mcconnell has said a lot of things. his republican senators are not going to go over that cliff with him. they're not going do it. as i told merrick garland, you're going to become a supreme court justice. in addition to people agreeing to meet, we have republican senators, senators who are veteran senators, saying maybe what we should do is do it in
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orren hatch, lindsey graham. if you're going to do it in a lame duck, do it now. >> four years from now, if you're in the fourth year of a republican presidency, you don't think t t democrats should do whatever it takes to prevent that republican president from appointing a supreme court justice in a presidential year before the election? >> not only do i think they shouldn't do it, they wouldn't do it. whoever is elected prrident is elected for four years. obama was elected for four years. he filled that duty he had to the american people. he was reelected. he has an obligation to do his job for four years, not three years. senators have an obligation to do their constitutional duty for the time that@ the person is in. >> do you blame republicans for wanting to do whatever it takes? this is going to change the makeup of the court. they believe this is worth fighting for. do youulame them for doing this? >> absolutely.
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chairman of the judiciary committee, now chairman of the finanan committee, said you could not pick a finer nominee an garland. why didn't you do that? he's complaining to obama. of course i blame them. of course i do. here is -- >> you don't think they should fight to protect the change in the makeup as hard as they possibly can? >> no. it's not been done in the past. their excuses are lame. they're going to wind up as a result of this foolishness, they're going to wind up losing senate seats they shouldn't have lost. i'm kind of glad they're doing it. mcconnell is leading his senators over the cliff. the senators are not going to allow that. >> and earlier this morning i was joined by the republican senate majority leader, mitch mcconnell. senator mcconnell, welcome back to "meet the press," sir. >> good morning. glad to be with you. >> i want to start with something you said in 2008 about judicial vacancies. here it is. >> our democratic colleagues
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so-called thurmond rule under which the senate supposedly stops confirming judges in a presidential election year. it's a seeming obsession with this rule that d dsn't exist. it's just an excuse for our colleagues to run out the clockk on qualified nominees who are vacancies. >> senator mcconnell, i started my interview with harry reid with a similar quote from him ba during the bush years too. essentially you guys have changed places in your position on supreme court vacancies. d it seems to me the only difference is the political party affiliation of the white house. >> well, there was no supreme court vacancy in 2008. here, chuck. you have to go back 80 years to find the last time a vacancy on the supreme court created during a presidential election year was filled. you have to go back to grover cleveland in 1888 to find the
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appointment was confirmed in an election year. the election is under way. what we are using is the biden rule. 1992, when joe biden was chaian of the judiciary committee, he made the point that a vacancy, had it occurred in 1992, would not be flled. harry reid, when he was leader in 2005, pointed out the senate had no obligation under the constitution to give a nominee a vote. and chuck schumer in 2007, 18 months before bush's term was up, said if a vacancy occurred, they wouldn't fill it. 're talking about supreme court vacancies. >> in each of those occasions, senator, republicans at the time criticized those senate democrats for having that position. and frankly, that's what we're seeing here. it feels like there's hypocrisy on both sides. democrats essentially don't want to confirm a supreme court justice if republicans are doing it, and republicans don't want to confirm a democrat's. isn't that what we're staring at here? >> nobody has been entirely
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let's look at the history of it. it hasn't happened in 80 years and it won't happen in this year. the principle involved here, chuck, when an election is under way, when joe biden was talking in 1992, the american people are about to weigh in on who is going to be the president. and that's the person, whoever that may be, who oug to be making this appointment. >> you know, you saisomething, about, three months ago, you said, "my view is just because there is an election coming up doesn't mean you're not supposed to do everything. we've had an election every two 1788." so i guess, when does a presidential term run out? when does a president lose his authority to make appointments, in your view? >> the senate has been quite active. this year we have another year which we have a great chance of passing every single time since 1994. the senate is not doing nothing during this eleleion season.
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appointments to this president on the way out the door, to change the supreme court for the next 25 or 30 years. >> let me get you to respond to a criticism that george will has that's all over the papers today. and you've probably seen it. but he doesn't much care for your strategy here. he writes this. conservative george will. "the republican party's incoherent response to the supreme court vacancy is republican rationalizations for their refusal to even consider merrick b. garland radiates insincerity." what do you say to george will? >> i just disagree with him. when you've got a nominee that is etremely enthusiastic about, and multiple articles pointing out that if judge merrick were in fact confirmed he would move the court dramatically to the left i disagree with george will. i don't think it's a good idea to move te court to the left. but that's not really the issue here.
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principle. who ought to make this lifetime appointment? >> are you completely ruling out a lame duck scenario if hillary clinton wins? >> yes. we won't be confirming this person to the supreme court. >> even if hillary clinton nominates somebody more liberal than merrick garland? >> it would be hard to be more liberal than merrick garland. it's my hope she would on the part of the be making the appointment. >> are you comfortable with donald trump as your party's standard bearer? >> i'm going to support the nominee. i have a responsibility to supportny support my party's nominee. >> what did you mean when you said privately you could drop him like a hot rock? do you think it's appropriate for your senators to run against him if necessary? >> i think we've got a bunch of senate raisesces in purple states
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each of those rates will be crafted very differently. ery one of those races are going to be individual standalone contests with people who we think have a great chance winning in november. >> and if that means running away from donald trump, that should be their strategy? >> i think every campaign will have a different strategy to appeal to different kinds of voters that we have in different parts of the country. >> one other final thing. donald trump is having a meeting with various republican leaders tomorrow in washington before he speaks to aipac. are you going to be participate in that meeting, sir? >> no, i'm in kentucky. he did call me last week. we had a good conversation. >> all right, senator mitch mcconnell, i will leave it there. thanks for coming on, sir, appreciate it. >> thank you, chuck. when male pundits say hillary clinton is shrill or yells too much, is that legitimate criticism or is it how was your commute? good.
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welcome back. take a listen to hillary clinton's victory speech on tuesday night when she swept five primaries. >> i've never had more faith in our future. if we work together, if we go forward in this campaign, if we win in novembe i know our future will be brighter than tomorrow and yesterday. thank you all so very much. >> so some people saw and heard. they heard a presidential candidate celebrating a huge night in which she took a giant step towards winning the nomination. others, many of whom were men, called her shrill, loud, hyperaggressive, and the admonition that clinton should smile for, which manyny women found insulting. when we come back, i love to take pictures that engage people.
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welcome back. our panelists are here, jose diaz-balart, molly ball, joy-ann reid, and robert costa. i want to pick up on what i teased before. molly, here is what danailbank wrote. "the criticism is the same as in 2008. she doesn't connect, she isn't likeable, she doesn't inspire. if she can't plausibly offer pie and the sky and can't raise her voice, how does this inspire people? this hurts with young voters, the same segment that shunned clinton in 2008." this is a male writing this.
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on a different set of rules in fair? >> i think it's very difficult to parse what qualities are specific to hillary clinton and gender. there's been this criticism that women are more subject to commentary on their appearance. political science has constituted it and it's not true. men and womenn get comments on their appearance at the same rarae, and it doesn't hurt for women to get comments on their appearance. a neutral woman, a made-up woman in a political science experiment, is viewed as a little more trustworthy than a man, they're not seen as part of the system, and there's some positive stereotyping about a woman. weve never had a woman president so there'sot a mold ther there's not a stereotype we can fit her into.
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clinton and trulyet offended. barbara mikulski said, many of we women feel that there's a double standard. what's being said about hillary centuries." senator feinstein, "menwomen go through a magnifying glass that women don't." >> i think out on the campaign trail, particularly when i was in the midwest where i actually finally heard a lot of people who sound like hillary clinton, who have that same midwestern twang, and i can tell you, you can almost pick them out, whether they like hillary clinton or not, particarly if they're women over the age of 60, this really bothers them. this sense that she's being judged differently. because they're also taking their experiences at the office, you're a woman boss you're judged as something that rhymes with witch, whereas a man can be strong. younger women who have not
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workplace yet, their experience is more in the collegiate world, they don't respond to that argument. but women who have had some years in theorkforce and have dealt with these biases, they feel incensed. >> jose, so does this mean any criticism of hillary clinton is going to be -- is the clinton campaign -- emily's list is stoking this, almost to galvanize women. >> when is the last time that we heard criticism of a man screaming too much? >> howard dean. >> and look what happened. that was one moment in time. i was looking at joy right now, joy, you and i use our hands more, that's a fact of life. i can't tell you how many times i've been told, latinos, you guys are louder in a public setting. probably we are in a lot of ways. but i've got to tell you something. i don't understand why hillary clinton has to be said she's screaming, she has to smile more. i don't see men being talked about the same way.
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comeses to how donald trump may approach secretary clinton's delivery. his video ad which featured select clintonn parking on the campaign trail. if you're kellyayotte in new hampshire, you have to worry about how she's being portrayed. >> when you ever see an unnamed statement from fox news, you know it's roger ailes. he attacked trump in a way that you've never seen a news organization attack a candidate. >> saying trump has aick obsession. it's interesting that trump keepsps picking these fights with journalism on the right. the gendnd politics there, to
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tried very hardd to turn herself into a sort of feminist identity candidate. she's'seaned into the woman thing and it hasn't worked. >> that hasn't worked. >> maybe it will. >> if trump is her opponent in the general election, that turns the tables and makes the gender politics really intense. >> hillary clinton ran against the feminist ideal in 2008 because she was growingtrying to be commander in chief. donald trump specifically uses a woman's appearance to attack them, with rosie o'donnell, or carly fiorina. he is stoking a certain base that wants that male, white male primacy back. and that is a core part of his message. hillary clinton is in an excellent position to counter that in the general election. >> it goes back to this trump issue. that one ad that was run that hasn't had any money behind it of women reading the things
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you imagine if they put money behind that ad and ran it for two weeks? >> it's devavaating. >> northern virginia, we'll see it a lot. >> you'll see a lot of it. that's the real concern for republicans, how does trump play in the suburbs of northern virginia, the suburbs of philadelphia. republicans still need to win the suburban voters who went for mitt romney. >> we'll take a pause and be back with our end game segment and talking something that hasn't happened in nearly 90 years. not a contested cvention. it's when calvin coolidge was in office.
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sitting president of the united make sure you're keeping up with your kids' online accounts and the soal media they're using. talk with them about appropriate online behavior. being proactive and involved is the best way to protect your kids fromomredators and bullies. the more you know. end game time. jose, i have a feeling the cube ban people are going to be more excited abouttthis trip in cuba than necessarily the entire cuban popululion in south florida. >> everybody is looking at this trip. let's put a little context in it. the united states, when castro took power r n 1959, had 48 states. hawaii and alaska weren't states. mick jagger hasn't even gotten
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years old when the castro brothers took power. a lot of people inn south florida kim jong-il. the president is going in there now and he is going to be seen as someone, by the cuban people, who can speak to them. let's hope that he uses those words to inspire them. >> it's interesting, joy, i've been to cuba, and cuban people love america. they love america. they want to come. many of them are not hapap living under the regime they lived . but the criticism of the president is, too soon for you t?agoing, let the vice president go, let secretary kerry go, but until those guys release allll those political prisoners, don't do it yet. >> there will be significant pressure on president obama to meet with dissidents. there's been an edict from the cuban government not to dodoso.
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doesn't do it. game. sports has been unifying, along with music, particularly in there. line. the openness to the united states is there, there is tremendous openness on the have -- >> 100%. >> but we cannot ignore the issue of did it issidents and repression. >> this makes the government in cuba anxious. >> there hasn't been an election there since before 1959. people waa change. hopefully there will be change and the president will help. >> speaking of change, the republican party is hoping to change the trajectory of this race. molly and robert, you two cover this. the "new york times" claims it's a hundred-day strategy to deny him. >> this has been a keystone cops
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if this were a republican establishment that had its stuff together, the time to make sure donald trump didn't get the nomination would have been six months ago. instead they've been running around like chickens with their heads cut off. even now it's not unified. the chances of stopping him are very small. dald trump got a lot of flack for saying there would be riots. but i think it's true that you can't just say to his voters, this large so far plurality lock of the republican party that you don't count. and that we're not going to listen to you. donald trump doesn't go away if there's some kind of weird contested convention and they take it away from him. >> the thing about all these anti-trump strategies, none of them talk about how they're going to woo the trump voter. >> i hope they can eventually bring the party together on the convention floor. every person who left the army-navy club seemed depressed when i was there, downbeat, because of the possibility of a
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as much as they have all these different names they're considering, it's very difficult to do. the otr meeting that bothers them, monday at jones day, trump will be meetin with republicans at capitol hill, long time party consultants. >> day, what you heard d s a capitulation to the idea that@ donald trump can lead their party and lead this country. other than governor kasich, there is a complete capitulation that you're seeing in terms of the republican party. >> the relationships with cruz have been so severed since the 2013 shutdown that cruz doesn't have the political capital he needs with the establishment to get them to coalesce. >> let me close quickly with the supreme court. does anybody here think we'll get hearings? >> i'm very dubious. but those eight very vulnerable purple state senators will be in a world of hurt. >> we're going to go to the meetings, tey need the
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>>no way they're getting hearings. maybe some meetings but no hearings. >> mitch mcconnell is very determined. when he makes up his mind, it stays made up. >> that is true. but chuck grassley, if a poll comes back and he's under 50 in his election, i think that's t one way we could see it. >> you're saying we could see them? >> there's more chance of hearings than we realize. but it's in the hands of what the political standing of chuck grassley in the next six weeks. great panel. great discussions. that's all we have for this week. we'll be back next week after
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sunday, it's "meet the press." >> joel osteen: may god bless you. it's a joy to come into your
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and if you're ever in our area, please stop by and be a part of one of our servis. i promise you we'll make you feel right at home. but i like to start with something funny. and i heard about this 84-year-old woman. she went on a blind date with a 93-year-old man. when she returned hometo her daughter's house, she seemed kind of upset. and her daughter asked her what was wrong, and she said, "i had to slap him three times." she said, "you mean he tried to get fresh?" she said, "no, i thought he was dead." say it like you mean it. this is my bible, i am what it says i am, i have what it says i have, i can do what it says i can do. today i will be taught the word of god. i boldly confess my mind is alert, my heart is receptive, i will never be the same in jesus' name. god bless you. i want to talk to you today about "balanced books." this is an accounting term.
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loss." when an account isow, or when there's a deficit, when you balae the books, you add revenue to equal it out. and you have to first determine how much the account is behind. you take all the losses, all the deficits, total them up, then you know how much you need to add. and when the books are properly balanced, no one can tell there ever been a loss. there is no deficit. in the same way, god has promised he will balance the books in our lives. and we all go through things that put us at a deficit: an unfair situation, a rough childhood, a friend betrayed us, we lost a loved d e. if nothing changed, we would be out of balance. we would go through life with more loss, thinking, "man, i must have got the short end of the stick. god must not have had a good plan for my life." a young lady told me recently how she'e'had six miscarriages, hasn't been able to carry the baba.


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