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>>>GOOD MORNING. I’M VICTOR BLACKWELL. >>AND I’M CHRISTI PAUL, SO GRATEFUL TO HAVE YOUR COMPANY HERE AS WE BEGIN WITH FAITH AND POLITICS, HOSTING FIVE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES IN ATLANTA THIS WEEK. >>SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN, BERNIE SANDERS, CORY BOOKER, JULIAN CASTRO, FORMER HUD SECRETARY AND MAYOR PETE BUTTIGIEG JOINING SOME OF THE BIGGEST NAMES IN CHRISTIAN MINISTRY TO PITCH BLACK VOTERS ON THEIR VISION FOR THE FUTURE OF THE COUNTRY.>>SO VANESSA, SO FAR IS THERE A THEME THIS YEAR, A TAKE AWAY?>>Reporter: HI, GOOD MORNING, CHRISTI AND VICTOR, IN VJUST A SHORT WHILE BERNIE SANDERS AND ELIZABETH WARREN ARE GOING TO BE TAKING THE STAGE BEHIND ME MAKING THEIR PITCH TO CHURCH LEADERS AND MILLENNIAL BLACK VOTERS. YESTERDAY WE HAD JULIAN CASTRO, CORY BOOKER AND PETE BUTTIGIEG HERE. OF ALL OF THOSE CANDIDATES PETE BUTTIGIEG HAS THE TOUGHEST INROADS TO MAKE WITH BLACK VOTERS CONSISTENTLY POLLING AT ABOUT 0%. I ASKED HIM IF ONE OF THE REASONS HE THOUGHT HE MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO CONNECT WITH THIS COMMUNITY IS BECAUSE MAYBE SOME OF THE MORE CONSERVATIVE BLACK VOTERS WOULDN’T BE ABLE TO ACCEPT HIS SEXUALITY BECAUSE OF THEIR MORAL AND RELIGIOUS BELIEFS. HE KIND OF SKIRTED THE QUESTION WHEN I ASKED HIM THAT SAYING PEOPLE REALLY JUST CARE ABOUT WHAT PLATFORMS HE’S PROPOSING. I DID ASK A MILLENNIAL VOTER HERE THAT SAME QUESTION. TAKE A LISTEN TO WHAT SHE HAD TO SAY ABOUT IT.>>I DO THINK THE OLDER BLACK VOTER, LIKE MY DAD, 70 AGE, WILL HAVE AN ISSUE, AND MY FATHER AND I HAVE DISCUSSED IT BECAUSE I’M LIKE DAD, WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE, DONALD TRUMP OR A GUY WHO LIKES A MAN. WHY DO YOU EVEN CARE ABOUT THAT. I DO THINK MY GENERATION, EVEN MAYBE A LITTLE OLDER THE 40s ARE KIND OF OUT OF THAT NOW. WE DON’T CARE ABOUT WHAT YOU’RE DOING AT HOME.>>AND YOU HEAR FROM THAT VOTER THERE THAT IT’S MAYBE THE OLDER GENERATION THAT MIGHT HAVE A LITTLE TOUGHER OF A TIME ACCEPTING PETE BUTTIGIEG’S SEXUALITY. THE YOUNGER MILLENNIAL GENERATION VERY MUCH OPEN TO IT. THIS CROWD HERE TODAY WILL BE BLACK MILLENNIAL VOTERS, AND THE ISSUES THEY WANT TO HEAR FROM BERNIE SANDERS AND ELIZABETH WARREN ARE GUN CONTROL, YOU KNOW, THE MASS SHOOTINGS JUST HAPPENED IN DAYTON AND EL PASO. THEY ALSO WANT TO HEAR THEM TALK ABOUT EDUCATION AND ALSO STUDENT DEBT. MANY VOTERS HERE WE SPOKE TO SAY THEY HAVE HEAVY STUDENT DEBT BILLS THAT THEY ARE STILL PAYING OFF. AS THESE TWO CANDIDATES TAKE THE STAGE VOTERS WANT TO HEAR FROM THEM ON THE ISSUES THAT MATTER TO THEM AND THOSE THREE ISSUES ARE REALLY AT TOP OF MIND FOR VOTERS HERE TODAY. CHRISTI AND VICTOR. >>WE’LL LOOK FORWARD TO THEIR REMARKS. VANESSA YURKEVICH THANK YOU SO MUCH. >>>WE SPOKE TO THE COFOUNDER OF THE BLACK CHURCH PAC AND FORMER CEO OF THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION COMMITTEE, TALKED TO HER EARLIER THIS MORNING. >>LISTEN TO WHAT SHE HAS TO SAY ABOUT THE NEW GENERATION OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTERS.>>WE KNOW THAT THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY IS NOT MONOLITHIC. WE HAVE ALL STRIPES, ALL KINDS, AND SO THESE ARE YOUNG VOTERS WHO ARE SOME OF THEM VOTING FOR THE FIRST TIME WHO ARE VERY ENGAGED. SOME OF THEM WHO VOTED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 2018 TO HELP FLIP THE HOUSE, AND SO THEY ARE INTERESTED IN POCKETBOOK ISSUES. MANY OF THEM ARE DEALING WITH STUDENT DEBT, AND THEY’RE STAST STARTING THEIR CAREERS OR A MIDPOINT IN THEIR CAREER AND WANT TO KNOW ABOUT GENTRIFICATION AND HOUSING AND THE POCKETBOOK ISSUES THAT WILL HELP THEM. SOME OF THEM ARE ENTREPRENEURS. THEY WANT TO KNOW ABOUT ACCESS TO CAPITAL. THESE ARE THE THINGS THEY ARE CONCERNED ABOUT, AND OF COURSE AS AFRICAN-AMERICANS THERE ARE THE ISSUES THAT AFFECT US DISPROPORTIONATELY, GUN CONTROL, OVER POLICING, INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE, THINGS LIKE THAT, SO THEY WANT TO TALK ABOUT THOSE AS WELL.>>AND WE MUST BRING IN CNN SENIOR POLITICAL WRITER AND ANALYST MR. HARRY ANTON.>>HEY, IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME. HOW ARE YOU GUYS DOING?>>GOOD MORNING, HARRY. >>GOOD MORNING.>>GOOD MORNING. SO TALK TO US ABOUT SOME OF THE NUMBERS THAT YOU HAVE COME UP WITH HERE THAT YOU’VE UNCOVERED, THE PRESIDENT’S APPROVAL RATING AMONG BLACK VOTERS WHAT DID YOU FIND OUT?>>WHAT I ESSENTIALLY DID IS AGGREGATED OUR LAST THREE CNN POLLS SO WE COULD GET A BREAKDOWN BY GROUP BUT ALSO BY AGE. I BROKE IT DOWN BETWEEN 18 AND 49-YEAR-OLDS AND THOSE 50 AND OLDER. WHAT WE ESSENTIALLY SEE AMONG BLACK VOTERS IS DONALD TRUMP IS NOT VERY POPULAR, NO MATTER WHAT AGE YOU’RE LOOKING AT BUT ESPECIALLY THOSE YOUNGER BLACK VOTERS, AGE 18 TO 49. A 5% APPROVE RATING. 94% DISAPPROVE OF HIM, AND THIS IS REALLY NOT SURPRISING OBVIOUSLY BECAUSE BLACK VOTERS TEND TO BE VERY DEMOCRATIC. EVEN THESE NUMBERS ARE LOW FOR A REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT. LET’S PUT ASIDE THE PRESIDENT FOR A SECOND AND CONCENTRATE ON THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY RACE. WHAT I DID WAS LOOKED UP POTENTIAL DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS AND SAID LET’S BREAK IT DOWN BY AGE AND SEE HOW MANY OF THOSE VOTERS CONSIDER THEMSELVES DEMOCRATS AND WHAT PERCENTAGE CONSIDER THEMSELVES INDEPENDENTS. THIS IS REALLY INTERESTING TO ME. WHAT WE SEE HERE IS THAT AMONG THAT YOUNGER AGE GROUP, THAT 18 TO 49-YEAR-OLD AGE GROUP, WHAT WE SEE IS A MUCH LOWER PERCENTAGE OF THOSE POTENTIAL DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS CONSIDER THEMSELVES DEMOCRATS. JUST 68% DO VERSUS 32% WHO CONSIDER THEMSELVES INDEPENDENT. AMONG THOSE AGE 50 AND OLDER, 85% OF THOSE CONSIDER THEMSELVES DEMOCRATS SO THERE’S NEARLY A 20 POINT AGE GAP ON THAT. WE CAN TRANSFER THAT OVER TO THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY RACE RIGHT NOW OVERALL AND I THINK THAT NUMBER GIVES YOU AN INCLINATION OF WHY. I BROKE DOWN THAT UNDER 18 AND 49 AND THOSE 50 AND OLDER. WHAT DO WE SEE? ALTHOUGH JOE BIDEN LEADS AMONG BOTH GROUPS HIS LEAD AMONG AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTERS AGE 50 AND OLDER IS SIGNIFICANTLY LARGER THAN AMONG THOSE 18 TO 49, WHILE BERNIE SANDERS SEES ALSO A PRETTY LARGE GENERATIONAL GAP. WE SEE HIM DOING CONSIDERABLY BETTER AMONG 18 TO 49-YEAR-OLDS DOUBLING HIS SUPPORT. THAT TO ME ISN’T SO SURPRISING. IF YOU RECALL THAT LAST SLIDE I POINTED OUT WAS THAT YOUNGER AFRICAN-AMERICAN DEMOCRATIC POTENTIAL PRIMARY VOTERS MORE OF THEM CONSIDER THEMSELVES INDEPENDENT AND BERNIE SANDERS DOES BETTER AMONG THAT GROUP, AND THAT WAS EXACTLY WHAT WE SAW IF YOU GO BACK TO 2016 WHERE WE SAW THAT BERNIE SANDERS DID CONSIDERABLY MATTER AMONG THE YOUNGEST AFRICAN-AMERICANS IN THE ELECTORATE. HE ACTUALLY WON AFRICAN-AMERICANS AGE 17 TO 29 WHILE LOSING THOSE AGE 60 AND OLDER BY 80 PERCENTAGE POINTS. BERNIE SANDERS IS SOMEONE WHO DOES CONSIDERABLY BETTER WITH YOUNGER AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTERS WHILE JOE BIDEN IS SOMEONE WHO DOES CONSIDERABLY BETTER WITH OLDER AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTERS. >>SO LET ME ASK YOU SPECIFICALLY ABOUT FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN WHO HAS LED CONSISTENTLY IN THE POLLS OF PRIMARY PREFERENCE AMONG AFRICAN-AMERICANS. WHEN THEY SAY THEY PREFER JOE BIDEN, DO THEY SAY WHY?>>YEAH, I THINK ONE OF THE KEY THINGS, THERE WAS ACTUALLY A FOX NEWS POLL THAT WAS PUT OUT THIS WEEK. ESSENTIALLY IT ASKS DO YOU WANT BASICALLY TO BUILD ON OBAMA’S LEGACY OR DO YOU WANT A NEW APPROACH? AND WHAT WE SAW WAS AFRICAN-AMERICANS WERE FAR MORE LIKELY TO SAY THEY WANTED TO BUILD ON OBAMA’S LEGACY AND THAT SAME FOX NEWS POLL FOUND THAT AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTERS WERE MOST LIKELY TO SUPPORT JOE BIDEN. I THINK THERE’S A REAL CONNECTION BETWEEN JOE BIDEN AND THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY IN PART BECAUSE HE SERVED AS THE VICE PRESIDENT TO THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN PRESIDENT. IT’S NOT ALL OF IT, BUT IT CERTAINLY EXPLAINS A LOT OF IT.>>ALL RIGHT. THIS IS KIND OF RANDOM. >>VERY.>>I LOVE RANDOM. I’M A RANDOM GUY. >>I UNDERSTAND THAT YOU MADE A FULL SCREEN, WHAT WE CALL THESE THINGS YOU’LL SEE ON OUR SCREEN IN A MOMENT, THAT HAS TO DO WITH WHY YOU HATE SCHOOL.>>YEAH. >>WHAT?>>I HATED SCHOOL. SCHOOL WAS THE WORST. I KNOW SCHOOL STARTED DOWN BY YOU FOLKS IN THE ATLANTA PUBLIC SCHOOL STARTED THIS MONDAY, PAST MONDAY, IN NEW YORK CITY IT DOESN’T START UNTIL NEXT MONTH. LET ME JUST SAY, I LOVE THE FACT THAT I NO LONGER HAVE TO GO TO SCHOOL. I HATED WAKING UP EARLY. I HATED BEING TOLD WHAT TO DO. I GET TOLD WHAT TO DO A LITTLE BIT HERE. >>DON’T YOU DO THOSE THINGS?>>I GET TO WAKE UP EARLY AND HANG OUT WITH FOLKS LIKE YOU VERSUS GOING TO SCHOOL WITH ALL THOSE KIDS WHO MADE FUN OF ME FOR BEING A NERD. >>ALL YOUR TEACHERS ARE CURSING YOU RIGHT NOW HARRY. >>WE DON’T MAKE FUN OF YOU FOR BEING A NERD. >>I LOVE BOTH OF YOU GUYS, THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME. I HOPE YOU GO SEE SOME SUN LATER ON TODAY. PYONGYANG’S MISSILE TESTS AS STANDARD, VERY MUCH UNDER CONTROL. JOINING ME NOW REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN FROM FLORIDA TED YOHO. WELCOME BACK. >>THANKS FOR HAVING ME ON. >>CERTAINLY ALWAYS GOOD TO HAVE YOU ON. LET’S START HERE, THE PRESIDENT HAS DISMISSED THESE SAYING THEY’RE SHORT RANGE, CAN’T REACH THE U.S., BUT OF COURSE THEY ARE WITHIN REACH OF AMERICAN SERVICEMEN WHO ARE IN THE REGION AND AMERICANS WHO ARE NEARBY. ARE YOU AS FORGIVING AS THE PRESIDENT IS FOR THE LATEST ACTIONS FROM KIM JONG-UN?>>YOU KNOW, I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE WORLD COMMUNITY COME TOGETHER, ESPECIALLY THE 12 NATIONS THAT VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO PUT SANCTIONS ON NORTH KOREA. THIS IS A VIOLATION OF THOSE U.N. SANCTIONS. AS FAR AS THE PRESIDENT, I DON’T KNOW WHAT HIS STRATEGY IS. I DON’T KNOW WHAT HE KNOWS THAT I DON’T KNOW. WE KNOW THAT OUR SERVICEMEN, WE’VE GOT ABOUT 20,000 SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN OVER THERE. THIS IS SOMETHING THEY HAVE BEEN IN HARM’S WAY. I FEEL THAT KIM JONG-UN IS JUST WORKING TO GET ATTENTION, BUT HE NEEDS TO TREAD VERY SOFTLY AND VERY CAUTIOUSLY, AND THESE ARE NOT THINGS THAT I WOULD RECOMMEND THAT HE DOES BECAUSE THEY ARE VERY PROVOCATIVE. THIS IS WHY WE GOT INTO THAT SITUATION IN THE FIRST PLACE — >>YOU’RE GOING A STEP FURTHER THAN PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS IN SUGGESTING THAT HE SHOULD STOP THOSE. THIS PRESIDENT HAS NOT SAID ANYTHING SUGGESTING THAT THESE ARE COUNTERPRODUCTIVE TO GETTING INTO TO A DENUCLEARIZATION DEAL, AND I ALWAYS LIKE TO HAVE YOU ON BECAUSE YOU’RE THE RANKING REPUBLICAN ON ASIA-PACIFIC AND NONPROLIFERATION IN THE HOUSE ON THAT SUBCOMMITTEE SO YOU HAVE A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE. WHY ISN’T THE PRESIDENT GOING AS FAR AS YOU ARE RIGHT NOW? HE’S MEETING WITH HIM FACE-TO-FACE, CAN HE NOT TURN TO THIS FRIEND WHO WRITES HIM LETTERS AND SAY STOP IT?>>WELL, FOR EXACTLY THOSE REASONS. HE’S GOT INSIDE INFORMATION I DON’T HAVE, SO I DON’T KNOW WHAT HIS STRATEGY, LIKE I SAID IN THE BEGINNING. THIS MAY BE A STRATEGY THAT HE SAYS WILL LET HIM DO THIS BUT WE KNOW WHAT’S COMING UNDERNEATH OF THIS, AND SO I’M GOING TO DEFER TO THE PRESIDENT ON THAT, BUT I THINK FOR KIM JONG-UN TO BE DOING THIS, I THINK IT’S A VERY DANGEROUS THING, AND AGAIN, KEEP IN MIND, THERE WERE 12 NATIONS THAT VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO PUT SANCTIONS ON NORTH KOREA. RUSSIA AND CHINA HAVE BACKED OFF. OTHER NATIONS HAVE BACKED OFF, AND THIS IS SOMETHING WE NEED TO COME TOGETHER, IT SHOULDN’T BE JUST THE UNITED STATES. IT SHOULD BE THAT COALITION OF THOSE 12 NATIONS FORCING THESE SANCTIONS TO BRING KIM JONG-UN TO THE NEGOTIATING TABLE. >>SO LET’S PUT UP ON THE SCREEN THOSE TWEETS THAT WERE UP A MOMENT AGO. THIS IS FROM SEPTEMBER OF 2018. THE PRESIDENT TWEETED, KIM JONG-UN HAS AGREED TO ALLOW NUCLEAR INSPECTIONS SUBJECT TO FINAL NEGOTIATIONS AND PERMANENTLY DISMANTLE A TEST SITE AND LAUNCH PAD AT THE PRESENCE OF INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS. IN THE MEANTIME, THERE WILL BE NO ROCKET OR NUCLEAR TESTS. HERO REMAINS CONTINUE TO BE RETURNED TO THE UNITED STATES. THERE HAVE BEEN NO INSPECTIONS, NO INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS WATCHED THE DISMANTLEMENT OF A LAUNCH PAD. ROCKET TESTING IS BACK, AND THERE’S BEEN NO REMAINS REPATRIATE SINCE THAT TWEET. HOW CAN THE PRESIDENT CONTINUE TO CALL HIS NORTH KOREA POLICY SUCCESSFUL?>>WELL, I THINK WHEN YOU HAVE THREE MEETINGS BETWEEN KIM JONG-UN AND PRESIDENT TRUMP, THAT’S NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE IN HISTORY, AND WHAT YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND AND I’M SURE YOU ALREADY KNOW THIS, IS WHEN YOU START NEGOTIATING, ESPECIALLY IN AN ASIAN CULTURE, IT’S ALL BASED ON PEOPLE YOU KNOW, PEOPLE THAT YOU HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH INSTEAD OF, YOU KNOW, AMERICANS ARE SO USED TO, HERE’S THE DEAL. SIGN THE LINE AND WE PART WAYS. THIS IS BUILT ON RELATIONSHIPS AND THIS PRESIDENT HAS MET MORE THAN ANY OTHER PRESIDENT IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD. SO I’M GOING TO GIVE HIM CREDIT FOR THAT. I THINK THAT’S A VERY BOLD STATEMENT OR ACTION BY OUR PRESIDENT, AND, AGAIN, HE’S GOT INSIDE INFORMATION AND HE MAY BE WORKING SOMETHING BEHIND THE SCENES THAT NOBODY KNOWS ABOUT AND SOMEONE GIVE HIM THE LEEWAY, AGAIN, I THINK WE NEED TO PUT THE PRESSURE ON THE OTHER COMMUNITIES IN THE WORLD TO PUT PRESSURE ON NORTH KOREA. >>WE’RE CERTAINLY NOT SEEING THE FRUIT OF IT. WHEN THE PRESIDENT TWEETED A YEAR AGO HE HAS AGREED TO THIS, WE HAVEN’T SEEN THAT AGREEMENT COME TO FRUITION. >>I AGREE. >>I APOLOGIZE FOR THE DELAY. WE ALWAYS HAVE THIS BACK AND FORTH WHEN YOU’RE THERE IN GAINESVILLE AND I’M HERE IN ATLANTA. CHINA SAYS IT WILL RETALIATE IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS FOR THE NEW TARIFFS THAT HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED BY THE PRESIDENT. THIS IS WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID JUST A FEW DAYS AGO RIGHT AFTER THAT REPORT ABOUT WHAT CHINA’S PLANNING. WATCH.>>WE’RE TAKING IN MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF MONEY, BILLIONS AND BILLIONS OF DOLLARS, STEVE, AS YOU KNOW, AND I THINK THE LONGER IT GOES THE STRONGER WE GET.>>THE LONGER A TRADE WAR GOES THE STRONGER THE U.S. GETS. DO YOU AGREE WITH THAT, THAT IT STRENGTHENS U.S. BUSINESSES, THAT THE COUNTRY GOT STRONGER THE LONGER A TRADE WAR DRAGS ON?>>I AGREE THAT THE U.S. GETS STRONGER. VICTOR, THIS GOES BEYOND A TRADE WAR. THERE’S A GREAT BOOK WRITTEN BY MICHAEL PILLSBURY CALLED THE 100 YEAR MARATHON THAT LAYS OUT STRATEGICALLY WHAT CHINA IS DOING. THIS IS AN ADJUSTMENT THAT HAS TO BE MADE FOR AMERICA’S SOVEREIGNTY. CHINA IS MARCHING AROUND THE WORLD, THEY HAVE A PLAN TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD. THIS IS BEYOND CORN AND SOYBEANS. THIS IS ABOUT WHAT CHINA IS DOING AND STANDING UP AGAINST THEM, AND I’M GLAD THIS PRESIDENT HAS DONE THIS. THIS HAS BEEN A DERELICTION OF DUTY OVER THE LAST 30 TO 40 YEARS, AND IF WE DON’T DO IT NOW, WE WON’T BE ABLE TO DO IT IN THE FUTURE. >>EXPLAIN YOUR CHANGE HERE BECAUSE LAST YEAR YOU JOINED MORE THAN 100 REPUBLICANS IN SIGNING A LETTER SENT TO THE PRESIDENT IN WHICH YOU CALLED TARIFFS, QUOTE, TAXES THAT MAKE U.S. BUSINESSES LESS COMPETITIVE AND U.S. CONSUMERS POORER? SO IF TARIFFS MAKE BUSINESSES LESS COMPETITIVE AND CONSUMERS POORER, HOW DOES THIS HELP THE UNITED STATES?>>WELL, BECAUSE YOU SEE WHERE CHINA’S GOING AND IF WE DON’T DO THIS, LIKE I SAID, CHINA IS GROWING, THEY’RE BUILDING FIVE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS, BRAND NEW ONES. THEY’RE GOING TO BE STATE OF THE ART. THEY’VE GOT BOTH SIDES OF THE PANAMA CANAL. THEY’RE TAKING STRATEGIC PORTS AROUND THE WORLD, AND IF WE DON’T WHICH I THINK THE ECONOMY IN — CHANGE THE ECONOMY IN CHINA, THEY’RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO DO THIS?>>IN APRIL OF LAST YEAR YOU SAID — >>IN THIS SITUATION I DO. >>THESE WERE TARIFFS THAT WERE PLACED BY THIS PRESIDENT WHEN YOU SIGNED THIS LETTER. SO WHAT HAS CHANGED? YOU CALLED THEM THEN TAXES THAT MAKE U.S. BUSINESSES LESS COMPETITIVE AND U.S. CONSUMERS POORER, BUT NOW IN AUGUST OF 2019 YOU SUPPORT THEM? WHAT CHANGED?>>WHAT’S CHANGED IS THE ACTION OF CHINA. YOU KNOW, THEY WERE WORKING WITH US TO PUT PRESSURE ON NORTH KOREA. THEY’VE GONE AWAY FROM THAT. THEY STEERED AWAY FROM THAT. THEY’RE DESTABILIZING, HELPING DESTABILIZE VENEZUELA. THEY’RE DESTABILIZING SO MANY REGIONS AROUND THE WORLD. IF YOU LOOK AT THE ASIA-PACIFIC THEATER, THEY HAVE MILITARIZED THAT, AND THEY SAID THEY WEREN’T GOING TO DO THAT. THAT’S CHANGED AND THEN THE AGGRESSION THAT THEY’RE DOING AROUND THE WORLD WHETHER IT’S IN NEPAL OR INDIA AND PAKISTAN REGION, THEY ARE MOVING, AND IT’S NOT FOR THE BENEFIT OF US OR A SAFER WORLD. >>CONGRESSMAN, I’VE GOT TO STEP IN HERE BECAUSE I HAD A YOUNG MAN ON, MARCELL McCLINTON EARLIER THIS MORNING AND HE IS ONE OF THE ORGANIZERS OF ONE OF THE RALLIES. HE’S INVOLVED IN THE RALLIES, RECESS RALLIES TODAY CALLING FOR GUN SAFETY MEASURES. HE WAS IN 2016 TEACHING SUNDAY SCHOOL WHEN A SHOOTER STARTED SHOOTING. A FRIEND WAS SHOT THROUGH BOTH LEGS. HE SURVIVED, AND I ASKED HIM WHAT HE WOULD WANT TO SAY TO YOU. I JUST WANT TO PLAY THIS. I WON’T INTERFERE. I’LL PLAY IT, AND THEN I WANT YOU TO RESPOND.>>SURE.>>UNDERSTAND THAT BLOOD IS ON YOUR HANDS. PEOPLE IN AMERICA ARE DYING BECAUSE OF YOUR INACTION AND BECAUSE OF YOUR TIES TO WHATEVER GUN LOBBY OR SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP IS HOLDING YOU HOSTAGE AND PREVENTING YOU AND HOLDING YOU BACK FROM PUTTING FORTH AND SIGNING ONTO LEGISLATION THAT IS LITERALLY PROVEN TO SAVE LIVES. BACKGROUND CHECKS ARE NOT CONTROVERSIAL. THE NRA HAS MADE THIS INTO SOMETHING THAT IT’S NOT. THESE ARE THE MOST WIDELY SUPPORTED PIECES OF LEGISLATION THAT WE’VE SEEN IN OUR COUNTRY INTRODUCED. THEY HAVE PASSED IN THE HOUSE WITH OVERWHELMING BIPARTISAN SUPPORT. SENATOR McCONNELL IS HOLDING THEM UP IN THE SENATE, AND THIS — THE MORE AND MORE THAT WE SIT BACK AND DON’T ACT AND SIGN THINGS ONTO LEGISLATION THAT IS GOING IT SAVE LIVES, THAT AMERICANS FULLY SUPPORT. MORE AMERICANS ARE GOING TO DIE, AND YOU WILL GO TO SLEEP AT NIGHT KNOWING THAT BLOOD IS ON YOUR HANDS FROM SHOOTINGS AT SCHOOLS, CHURCHES, WALMARTS, SHOPPING MALLS, STREET CORNERS AND HOUSEHOLDS. THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO SIT BACK AND SAY I NEED PERMISSION FROM THE — DONATIONS FROM THE NRA. >>WHAT’S YOUR RESPONSE TO MARCELL?>>NUMBER ONE, I SYMPATHIZE WITH HIM FOR THE SUFFERING HE WENT THROUGH AND SAW AND HE’LL HAVE THAT FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE. I THINK HE’S OFF BASE. THE NRA DOESN’T CONTROL MY VOTE OR PROBABLY THE MAJORITY OF THE MEMBERS IN THE REPUBLICAN HOUSE. WE SUPPORT THE SECOND AMENDMENT, I WILL STAND FIRM WITH THE SECOND AMENDMENT. THE ONE THING HE DIDN’T TALK ABOUT, THE GENTLEMAN IN THAT TAPE, IT’S A MENTAL HEALTH SITUATION, AND THIS IS SOMETHING WE PUT TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF MONEY IN MENTAL HEALTH TO STUDY IT, TO TREAT IT, STUDIES THROUGH THE CDC, AND THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE DONE. I WILL SUPPORT COMMON SENSE REFORMS THAT MAKE AMERICANS SAFER, BUT I’M GOING TO STAND STAUNCHLY TO PROVIDE AND PROTECT THE SECOND AMENDMENT. THAT’S A DEFINING DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OUR COUNTRY AND ANY OTHER COUNTRY IN THE WORLD. IT’S A BIRTHRIGHT OF LAW-ABIDING AMERICAN CITIZENS, AND WHY PEOPLE WANT TO TAKE AWAY THE SECOND AMENDMENT TO PUT HANDS — MORE GUNS INTO THE HANDS OF CRIMINALS I DON’T UNDERSTAND THAT. IT’S A MENTAL HEALTH ISSUE THAT WE HAVE TO COME TOGETHER AND ADDRESS AS A NATION. THERE HAS BEEN A CHANGE IN THE LAST 20 TO 30 YEARS, AND IF YOU LOOK AT THESE SHOOTERS, THEY’RE YOUNG WHITE MALES FOR THE MOST PART THAT ARE DOING THESE KIND OF SHOTS OR THESE KIND OF TRAGEDIES, AND THIS IS SOMETHING WE NEED TO LOOK AT AS ALL AMERICANS, NOT JUST REPUBLICANS, NOT DEMOCRATS, BUT COME TOGETHER AS AMERICANS AND SOLVE THIS PROBLEM SO THAT WE GET AWAY FROM THIS. >>CONGRESSMAN TED YOHO, I PROMISED MARCELL THAT I WOULD PASS HIS MESSAGE ON, GIVE YOU AN OPPORTUNITY TO RESPOND TO HIM. THANKS SO MUCH FOR BEING WITH US AS ALWAYS.>>YOU BET YA. TAKE CARE.>>SO CAN YOU RECESSION PROOF YOUR FINANCES FOR RETIREMENT? I KNOW THE STOCK MARKET PROBABLY HAS YOUR HEAD SPINNING. IT’S BEEN ONE HECK OF A RIDE THIS WEEK. “THE WASHINGTON POST” COLUMNIST . >>>SO DO YOU HAVE WHIPLASH YET?>>OUGHT TO. >>YEAH, I KNOW, AFTER THIS WEEK ON WALL STREET. THE DOW DROPS 400 POINTS MONDAY, REBOUNDS AFTER THE PRESIDENT AGREED TO DELAY SOME CHINESE TARIFFS TUESDAY. THEN WEDNESDAY BROUGHT WALL STREET’S WORST DAY OF THE YEAR. 800 POINTS DOWN, WHICH IS MORE THAN 3%.>>YEAH, SO AFTER THAT VOLATILE TRADING DAY ON THURSDAY, THE DOW ENDED IN POSITIVE TERRITORY, AND THEN IT KEPT CLIMBING FRIDAY EVENTUALLY CLOSING UP 307 POINTS. STILL, IT ENDED THE WEEK DOWN 1.5%.>>SO I KNOW YOU MIGHT BE SITTING HERE THINKING SHOULD I BE PREPARING FOR A RECESSION? AND IF SO, HOW DO I PREPARE FOR THAT? MICHELLE SINGLETARY WRITES A PERSONAL FINANCE COLUMN FOR “THE WASHINGTON POST.” WE HAD TO CALL HER IN AND ASK. WAS THIS WEEK A ONE-OFF, MICHELLE, OR IS THERE SOMETHING WE REALLY SHOULD BE STRATEGIZING RIGHT NOW?>>WELL, YOU KNOW, YOU JUST CAN’T BE LOOKING AT THE DAILY GYRATIONS OF THE MARKET. IF YOU’RE IN IT FOR THE LONG HAUL, YOU JUST GOT TO CLOSE YOUR EYES. YOU KNOW, JUST TUNE IT OUT. GO SPEND SOME TIME WITH YOUR FAMILY, LEARN HOW TO COOK, YOU KNOW — >>FORGET ABOUT IT, IS THAT IT?>>YOU’VE GOT TO FORGET ABOUT IT. IF YOU HAVE A LONG HORIZON.>>WHAT IF YOU DON’T?>>EVEN IF YOU ARE CLOSE TO RETIREMENT AND RETIRED, LOOK, THE WAY WE RUN THINGS NOW, YOU’RE GOING TO LIVE PROBABLY A LONG TIME, 20 OR 30 YEARS PAST RETIREMENT. YOU’RE GOING TO NEED GROWTH DURING THAT TIME PERIOD. IF YOU RUN SCARED AND PULL ALL YOUR MONEY OUT AND PUT IT IN CASH OR BONDS, YOU RISK LUOSING YOUR MONEY TO INFLATION. AND EVEN THOUGH INFLATION HAS BEEN LOW, YOU STILL WANT IT TO HAVE SOME GROWTH SO YOU CAN BUY THE THINGS YOU NEED IN THE FUTURE.>>OKAY. SO IF THERE ARE PEOPLE LOOKING AT THIS GOING I’VE GOT TO MOVE SOME STOCKS OUT. I GOT TO GET SOME BONDS, IS THERE A DOWNSIDE TO THAT?>>I MEAN RIGHT NOW YOU’RE GOING TO LIKE LOCK IN YOUR LOSSES, THAT’S WHAT THEY SAY. WE’RE DOWN, SO YOU’RE GOING TO, IF YOU MOVE IT NOW WHATEVER LOSSES YOU HAVE YOU’RE GOING TO ACTUALLY REALIZE THOSE LOSSES. LISTEN, I GET IT, RIGHT? I DIDN’T COME FROM MONEY. I UNDERSTAND A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE THINKING THIS IS MY HARD EARNED MONEY. WHAT IS THIS WOMAN TALKING ABOUT? SHE IS NOT GOING TO BE BUYING ME MY GROCERIES, BUT HERE’S THE THING. IF YOU HAVE A GOOD DIVERSIFIED PORTFOLIO THAT YOU’VE LOOKED AT A PLAN, YOU KNOW WHAT YOU’RE GOING TO NEED, THEN YOU NEED TO IGNORE WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE STOCK MARKET ON A DAILY BASIS. >>OKAY. I HAVE 30 SECONDS LEFT AND I HAVE TO GET TO THIS BECAUSE THIS IS SOMETHING VICTOR AND I SAID THIS MORNING. >>YES. >>WHAT IF WE JUST CASH IT OUT?>>I WANT TO YELL BANK. >>CASH IT OUT? ARE YOU TWO INSANE?>>THERE ARE PEOPLE HAVING THIS CONVERSATION, THOUGH, THEY’RE SAYING — >>OKAY, I GET IT. CASH IT OUT, CHRISTI AND VICTOR AND TELL ME WHERE YOU LIVE BECAUSE I HAVE SOME PEOPLE THAT WHILE YOU’RE ON AIR COME GET THAT MONEY. >>YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN, YOU WANT TO SAVE THE GROWTH YOU HAVE. >>YOU DON’T WANT TO SEE THAT FALL APART. >>I KNOW WE HAVE A SHORT TIME, BACK WHEN WE HAD THAT GREAT RECESSION AND PEOPLE PANICED AND MOVED OUT, THEY’RE LIKE I’M DONE, I’M DONE, IF YOU HAD STAYED YOU MORE THAN MADE UP FOR WHAT HAPPENED AFTERWARDS. MY PORTFOLIO WAS DOWN, MY HUSBAND AND I ABOUT 30% AT THE LAST RECESSION, AND I FREAKED OUT, BUT MY HUSBAND WHO’S LIKE, GIRL, DON’T YOU WRITE FOR A LIVING LIKE ABOUT THIS STUFF? AND WE KEPT IT IN, AND NOW OUR PORTFOLIO RETIREMENTS ARE BACK MORE THAN ENOUGH. SO JUST — BE PATIENT, AND JUST HAVE A DIVERSIFIED PORTFOLIO. AND IF YOU’RE GOING TO CASH IT OUT, SEND ME AN E-MAIL WHERE YOU LIVE. >>I WON’T DO THAT. I WON’T DO THAT.>>MICHELLE, T>>>PRESIDENT TRUMP APPEARS TO BE PUTTING SOME SPACE BETWEEN HIMSELF ABOUT HIS COMMENTS PREVIOUSLY ABOUT BACKGROUND CHECKS, AND NOW RIGHT AFTER THE MASS SHOOTINGS IN TEXAS AND OHIO, THE PRESIDENT HAD STRONG SUPPORT FOR TIGHTENING BACKGROUND CHECKS. HE AVOIDED TALKING ABOUT SPECIFIC MEASURES, BUT CALLED FOR COMMON SENSE, SENSIBLE, IMPORTANT MEANINGFUL BACKGROUND CHECKS. BUT NOW IT APPEARS HE’S AVOIDING THE PHRASE ALTOGETHER. INSTEAD OF SHIFTING NOW, HE’S GOING TO MENTAL HEALTH. SO WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF GUN REFORM NATIONALLY? JOINING ME NOW BRIAN ROBINSON, REPUBLICAN STRATEGIST, PRESIDENT OF ROBINSON REPUBLIC PR AND FORMER REGIONAL DIRECTOR FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA’S 2012 CAMPAIGN AND PRESIDENT OF PARAMOUNT CONSULTING GROUP. BRIAN, WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? HE WENT FROM 18 REFERENCES OF BACKGROUND CHECKS TO GOING TO NEW HAMPSHIRE AND SAYING IT’S ALL MENTAL ILLNESS?>>WE’VE SEEN THIS PATTERN BEFORE AFTER A MASS SHOOTING, HE COMES OUT AND SEEMS OPEN TO HAVING SOME SORT OF REFORM ON GUN CONTROL, AND THEN HE STARTS TALKING TO SOME REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS, STARTS TALKING TO SOME OF HIS SUPPORTERS, STARTS TALKING TO SOME FOLKS AT THE NRA AND BEGINS TO BACK OFF A LITTLE BIT. THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS SOME OF THE STUFF HE MENTIONS PROBABLY POLLS PLUS 50% IN THE COUNTRY. >>PLUS 90% FOR SOME OF IT. >>BUT NOT IN THE MAJORITY OF REPUBLICAN PRIMARIES, WHICH THE PEOPLE IN CONGRESS, HIS BASE IN CONGRESS IS GOING TO BE MOST ATTUNED TO. REPUBLICAN VOTERS STILL BY AND LARGE DO NOT WANT TO SEE THIS, AND I THINK — >>THE POLLS PROVE THAT’S NOT TRUE. IF YOU LOOK AT THE LATEST QUINNIPIAC POLL AFTER PARKLAND, THERE WAS ALSO ONE THAT CAME AFTER THE CONGRESSIONAL BASEBALL SHOOTING, 90-PLUS PERCENT, BLACK, WHITE, ALL AGE GROUPS, ALL POLITICAL AFFILIATIONS, GUN OWNERS, NON-GUN OWNERS ALL WERE NORTH OF 90%. SOME OF THEM WERE WITHIN THE MARGIN OFF ERROR OF EVERYBODY. >>HERE’S WHERE I DISAGREE. YOU DO SEE THOSE SPIKES SOMETIMES AFTER THOSE SHOOTINGS AND THEN WE BEGIN TO NORMALIZE AND PEOPLE KIND OF GO BACK TO THEIR CORNERS AFTER A PERIOD OF TIME. HERE’S THE THING, THE PEOPLE WHO VOTE ON GUN RIGHTS, THEY ARE HIGH L HIGH LY MOBILIZED, HIGHLY VOCAL. THEY’RE VERY INVOLVED IN ANY GOP PRIMARY, AND THEY ARE — THEY VOTE ON THAT ISSUE, AND SO FOR REPUBLICAN LEGISLATORS PARTICULARLY STICKING WITH THE SECOND AMENDMENT IS THE SAFEST POLITICAL ROUTE AND AVOIDING THE SLIPPERY SLOPE OF GUN CONTROL. >>SO LET ME PUT THIS TO YOU, REPUBLICANS AND BRIAN’S RIGHT, PLENTY OF THEM ARE SINGLE ISSUE VOTERS, AND THAT SINGLE ISSUE IS THE SECOND AMENDMENT. ARE THERE ENOUGH SINGLE ISSUE DEMOCRATS WHO ARE HOPING FOR AN END TO GUN VIOLENCE TO BALANCE THIS TO SEE IF THERE CAN BE SOME ACTUAL LEGISLATIVE CHANGE?>>I THINK WHAT WE HAVE TO DO, VICTOR IS KIND OF SEPARATE THE PARTISANSHIP. BRIAN IS RIGHT, I MEAN, THE NRA IS A STRONG FORCE THAT CONTROLS NOT ONLY THE VOTES BUT A LOT OF THE MONEY THAT FUNDS THESE CAMPAIGNS OF THE GOP. A LOT OF THESE REPUBLICANS AND ALSO THE PRESIDENT, THE NRA IS NOT GOING TO BE ON THE BALLOT IN 2020. A LOT OF THESE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS WHO ARE NOT SPEAKING UP ABOUT BRINGING TRUE GUN REFORM TO THIS COUNTRY. THE OTHER THING IS THIS, THIS PIVOT TO MENTAL ILLNESS IS SOMETHING THAT, YES, I’M HAPPY TO SEE PRESIDENT TRUMP DOING, BUT LET’S NOT FORGET, VICTOR, THIS IS THE SAME PRESIDENT TRUMP AS SOON AS HE CAME INTO THE WHITE HOUSE, HE ROLLED BACK SOME OF THE OBAMA ERA POLICIES THAT WERE IN PLACE THAT MADE IT HARDER FOR PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS TO ACTUALLY GET ACCESS TO GUNS, AND SO NOW, TWO YEARS LATER, HE’S NOW PIVOTING TO MENTAL ILLNESS. THAT’S ANOTHER THING, TOO, I THINK WE’VE GOT TO SAY. IT TOOK THE SHOOTER IN DAYTON ONLY 30 SECONDS TO KILL NINE PEOPLE. NOW, WHILE MENTAL ILLNESS IS A PART OF THE GUN REFORM GUN CONTROL ISSUE THAT WE’VE GOT TO HAVE CONVERSATION ABOUT IN THIS COUNTRY, BUT IT’S ALSO ABOUT MAKING SURE WE DON’T GIVE ACCESS TO GUNS TO PEOPLE LIKE THIS GENTLEMAN WHO I BELIEVE WAS OUT TO BASICALLY INFLICT HATE. THE OTHER THING I WANT TO SAY IS THIS. >>QUICKLY BECAUSE WE’VE GOT TO GO TO BREAK. >>THE THING ABOUT THIS IS ALSO, THE DEMOCRATS START TALKING ABOUT TRUE GUN OWNERSHIP RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE PEOPLE WHO ACTUALLY OWN THESE GUNS. YOU CAN TALK ABOUT THAT AND NOT TAKE AWAY SOMEONE’S SECOND AMENDMENT. >>STAY WITH US, I’M GOING TO ASK YOU TO COME BACK. WE’VE GOT A LOT OF OTHER THINGS TO TALK ABOUT, NORTH KOREA, THE MISSILE LAUNCHES AND A PROPOSAL FROM THE WHITE HOUSE TO>>>BRIAN ROBIN SON, THERON JOHNSON BACK. I WANT TO TALK ABOUT NORTH KOREA. THERE HAVE BEEN SIX MISSILE TESTS FROM NORTH KOREA IN THE LAST MONTH. NO REPATRIATION OF THE KOREAN WAR DEAD IN ALMOST A YEAR. THE PRESIDENT CALLS HIS NORTH KOREA POLICY A SUCCESS. HOW?>>THEY’RE STILL TALKING TO US TO SOME DEGREE. WHEN HE TWEETS AND SAYS THIS ISN’T A BIG DEAL, I DON’T THINK ANY — I DON’T THINK HE BELIEVES THAT. I DON’T THINK THE PEOPLE IN HIS ADMINISTRATION BELIEVE THAT. IF HE DOES BELIEVE IT, I THINK IT’S THE MINORITY OPINION WITHIN HIS ADMINISTRATION. OBVIOUSLY IT IS A BIG DEAL. LOOK AT HOW HE’S CAREFULLY WORDING IT. THAT IT’S NOT OUTSIDE OF OUR CURRENT AGREEMENTS. >>BUT IT’S OUTSIDE OF U.N. SANCTIONS. >>IT’S OUTSIDE OF THEIR CURRENT AGREEMENT WITH THE U.S., HE IS VERY SPECIFICALLY SAYING. LOOK, THIS IS A BIG DEAL, BUT LET’S NOT FORGET TWO YEARS AGO WE ALL WENT NUTS WHEN HE SAID FIRE AND FURY, THREATENING A NUCLEAR HOLOCAUST. THIS IS BETTER THAN THAT. AND LET’S MAYBE GIVE HIM A LITTLE BIT OF CREDIT. HE HAS PUT A LOT OF TIME INTO THIS ISSUE, A LOT OF TIME INTO DEVELOPING THIS RELATIONSHIP. I THINK WHAT HE IS DOING IS LOOKING LONG-TERM, WHICH I WOULD SAY IS NOT ALWAYS HIS STRONG POINT, BUT HE’S LOOKING LONG-TERM TO TRY AND FIND A DEAL THAT WILL LAST. HE’S TRYING TO BE POLITE, HE’S TRYING TO BE DIPLOMATIC. >>THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION DIDN’T HAVE MUCH SUCCESS WITH KIM JONG-UN, SO I MEAN, THE DEMOCRATS WERE CRITICAL. ARE YOU IN A PLACE TO BE CRITICAL?>>YES, BECAUSE I THINK THAT WHILE HE DID — THE THE PRESIDENT DID GO OVER AND FOSTER A RELATIONSHIP WITH KIM JONG-UN, BUT HE BASICALLY HIS DIPLOMATIC APPROACH HAS FAILED. I MEAN, BECAUSE AT THE END OF THE DAY, HE’S HAD THIS ONGOING COMMUNICATIONS THAT WE HAVEN’T SEEN ANY PROGRESS. BUT ALSO, AT A TIME WHERE YOU JUST LAID IT OUT, VICTOR, WE SAW THAT THEY’RE BASICALLY USING SOME OF THESE MISSILE TESTING EXERCISES IN SOUTH KOREA. WHILE WE ARE HERE IN THIS COUNTRY, WE KNOW THAT THEY’RE TESTING MISSILES DAY IN, DAY IN, DAY IN. I THINK THE KEY IS THE PRESIDENT NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND THIS HAS JUST BEEN A FAILED DIPLOMATIC PROCESS ON HIS PART. >>THE WHITE HOUSE IS CONSIDERING A $4 BILLION RECESSION PACKAGE TO CUT FUNDING TO THE UNITED NATIONS, TO THE NORTHERN TRIANGLE, EL SALVADOR, HONDURAS, TWO REPUBLICANS SENT A LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT SAYING THIS WOULD UNDERMINE SIGNIFICANT NATIONAL SECURITY AND ANTITERRORISM EFFORTS, COMPLICATE THE ABILITY OF THE ADMINISTRATION AND CONGRESS TO WORK CONSTRUCTIVELY ON FUTURE APPROPRIATIONS DEEMS. H — DEALS. HOW BIG OF A DEAL IS THIS CUTBACK?>>THIS IS A HUMANGE DEAL TO REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS. WHAT WE HAVE HERE IS THAT A PRESIDENT BASICALLY THINKS THAT THE WHITE HOUSE CAN JUST DO WHATEVER IT WANTS. I MEAN, HE’S RUNNING IT LIKE IT’S A BUSINESS. WHAT THE PRESIDENT IS FAILING TO REALIZE IS YOU HAVE TO HAVE COOPERATION AND PARTICIPATION FROM CONGRESS, AND SO YOU HAVE THESE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS THAT ARE SAYING LOOK, THIS FOREIGN AID IS SOMETHING WE SHOULDN’T CUT. LET’S LOOK ELSEWHERE WHERE WE CAN MAKE THOSE CUTS. DON’T CUT THIS FOREIGN AID. >>LET ME COME TO YOU ON — YOU KNOW, WE HAVEN’T DONE THIS IN A WHILE, THE “THE WASHINGTON POST” JUST RELEASED ITS LATEST COUNT OF THE PRESIDENT’S FALSE AND MISLEADING CLAIMS, 12019. HE CROSSED 10,000 ON APRIL 26th AND HAS BEEN AVERAGING 20 BUNKED CLAIMS A DAY. WE HAVE BEEN USING THIS VERSION OF A KID’S GAME, HOW MANY GUM BALLS IN THE JAR. THERE’S ONE GUM BALL ON THIS SHELF. WE’VE NOW FILLED 22 JARS. BRIAN, HOW DOES THE REPUBLICAN PARTY STAND BEHIND A PRESIDENT WHO’S MADE 12,019 FALSE AND MISLEADING CLAIMS?>>I THINK THE REPUBLICAN PARTY FEELS VERY COMFORTABLE IN GOING THIS IS COMING FROM AN OUTLET THAT THE PRESIDENT AND MANY OF HIS VOTERS SEE AS THE ENEMY. AND THEY’VE SAID THAT. AND LOOK — >>TRUTH IS TRUTH “THE WASHINGTON POST” REPORTS IT, WHETHER CNN REPORTS IT. >>THAT’S EASY FOR YOU TO SAY. >>YEAH, IT’S VERY EASY FOR ME TO SAY THAT CHINA’S NOT PAYING THEIR TARIFFS. VERY EASY TO SAY THAT HE KNEW ABOUT THE PAYMENTS TO STORMY DANIELS. >>YOU ALL HAVE NOT BEEN REPUBLICAN COMMUNICATORS IN THIS COUNTRY, AND LET ME TELL YOU, THE INCREDULOUSNESS THAT WE TAKE FROM THE MEDIA IS NOT APPLIED TO DEMOCRATS, AND WHY IS THAT? IT’S BECAUSE THESE FACT CHECKERS ARE USUALLY LIBERALS THEMSELVES, AND THEY SEE THE WORLD — >>FACTS DON’T HAVE A POLITICAL ANGLE. >>A LOT OF THIS ISN’T FACTS. A LOT OF THIS IS PERSPECTIVE, AND THEY REALLY READ INTO IT. >>WOW.>>I LOVE THE GUM BALL IMAGE. IT IS EITHER TRUE OR IT IS NOT, AND 12,019 OF THOSE ARE FALSE AND MISLEADING. >>I DISAGREE WITH THAT THAT IT’S TRUE OR IT’S NOT. A LOT OF IT IS PERSPECTIVE. >>YOU CAN DISAGREE — >>LIBERALS SEE THE WORLD DIFFERENTLY THAN CONSERVATIVES. THAT SHAPES HOW THEY SEE THINGS.>>I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU ARE ARGUING THIS. >>BRIAN ROBINSON,

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  1. The only idiots here are CNN and the CNN employees . Mr Trump your killing them dey don't sleep at night CNN is crumbling soon they be out of commission

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