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Mette Frederiksen FIRE BACK Trump After He Jokes “I Promise Not To Do This to Greenland”


. >>>IN OUR WORLD LEAD, PRESIDENT TRUMP BLOWING UP DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH ONE OF THE UNITED STATES CLOSEST ALLIES. ATTACKING THE PRIME MINISTER OF DENMARK AFTER SHE CALLED HIS PUSH TO BUY GREENLAND WHICH JUST TO BE CLEAR ISN’T FOR SALE, SHE CALLED IT ABSURD.>>I THOUGHT THAT THE PRIME MINISTER’S STATEMENT THAT IT WAS ABSURD, THAT IT WAS AN ABSURD IDEA WAS NASTY. I THOUGHT IT WAS AN INAPPROPRIATE STATEMENT. YOU DON’T TALK TO THE UNITED STATES THAT WAY.>>DANISH TOLL TIGSS CALLING THE CANCELATION OF THE PLANNED VISIT DEEPLY INSULTING. WE ARE JOINED NOW FROM COPENHAGEN. SO WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING THERE IN DENMARK TO THIS LATEST ATTACK FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP?>>Reporter: WELL THERE HAS BEEN PLENTY OF REACTION AS YOU COULD IMAGINE ALL DAY LONG. THE DANES WOKE UP TO THAT THE STATE VISIT WAS CANCELED AND POLITICIANS ACROSS THE POLITICAL SPECTRUM ARE RARELY UNITED IN VOIC VOICINGIN CRED YOU’LL ILT AND NOT THAT HE THOUGHT GREENLAND WAS FOR SALE BUT BY HOW IT ESCALATED. TAKE A LOOK AT HOW IT UNFOLDED IN THE LAST 24 AFTER ABRUPTLY CANCELING A TRIP VIA TWEET AND POSSIBLY INSULTING A LONG-TIME CLOSE AMERICAN ALLY, TODAY PRESIDENT TRUMP WENT ONE STEP FURTHER AND ATTACKED THE DENMARK PRIME MINISTER. >>THOUGHT THAT THE PRIME MINISTER’S STATEMENT THAT IT WAS ABSURD, THAT WAS — IT WAS AN AN ABSURD IDEA WAS NASTY AND ALL SHE HAD TO SAY WAS NO WE WEREN’T INTERESTED. >>Reporter: CALLING TRUMP’S IDEA OF BUYING GREENLAND OWNED BY DENMARK ABSURD AND ADDING I STRONGLY HOPE THIS IS NOT MEANT SERIOUSLY. TODAY AROUND COPENHAGEN, DANES REACTING TO THE TRUMP CANCELATION. >>IT IS TRULY DISAPPOINTING.>>I THINK IT IS A GREAT DISPLAY OF HIS CHARACTER. >>IT IS DISRESPECTFUL TO THE QUEEN. >>Reporter: THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE DANISH QUEEN SCHEDULED TO HOST THE PRESIDENT TOLD CNN IT WAS A COMPLETE SURPRISE. THIS HAS NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE. FROM THE PRIME MINISTER — >>I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FORWARD TO THE VISIT, OUR PREPARATIONS WERE WELL UNDERWAY. IT WAS AN OPPORTUNITY, I THINK, TO CELEBRATE DENMARK’S CLOSE RELATIONSHIP TO U.S. >>Reporter: THIS ALL STARTED WHEN THE “WALL STREET JOURNAL” REPORTED LAST WEEK THAT TRUMP WAS INTERESTED IN BUYING GREENLAND.>>ESSENTIALLY IT IS A LARGE REAL ESTATE DEAL. A LOT OF THINGS COULD BE DONE. >>Reporter: BUT THE DANISH PRIME MINISTER QUICKLY RESPONDED TELLING A DANISH NEWSPAPER GREENLAND IS NOT FOR SALE. THE CONTINUED FALLOUT LEFT ONE OF THE UNITED STATES MOST RELIABLE ALLIANCES IN JEOPARDY ACCORDING TO THE FORMER U.S. AMBASSADOR TO DENMARK. >>THIS IS JUST NOT THE WAY YOU TREAT AN ALLY. >>Reporter: DENMARK HAS BEEN A ROBUST CONTRIBUTOR TO U.S.-LED MISSIONS DESPITE THE RELATIVELY SMALL ARMED FORCES INCLUDING JOINING THE COALITION OF THE WILLING DURING THE 2003 IRAQ INVASION. AND SENDING 750 TROOPS TO AFGHANISTAN DURING THE HEIGHT OF NATO-LED MILITARY MISSIONS. IN FACT, THE AFGHAN WAR ENDED UP BEING THE DEADLIEST MILITARY CAMPAIGN IN MODERN DANISH HISTORY. LOSING MORE SERVICE MEMBERS PER CAPITA THAN THE U.S. >>THEY WENT AND DIED ALONGSIDE OUR TROOPS. >>Reporter: AND ERICA, THE DANISH PRIME MINISTER SPOKE THIS EVENING HOURS AFTER THE STATEMENT RESPONDING TO THE U.S. PRESIDENT SAYING HER COMMENTS WERE, QUOTE, NASTY. IN AN INTERVIEW WITH A NATIONAL BROADCASTER SHE SAID I DO NOT FEEL THE NEED TO ENTER INTO A WAR OF WORDS WITH THE U.S. PRESIDENT AND WANTS TO FOCUS ON MORE IMPORTANT ISSUES TRYING TO DRAW A LINE UNDER THIS WHOLE EPISODE AND NOT ALLOW A SPAT WITH A CURRENT SITTING U.S. PRESIDENT OVER TURN CENTURIES OF A STRONG ALLIANCE. >>IN COPENHAGEN, THANK YOU. >>>LORI FULTON IS THE FORMER AMBASSADOR TO DENMARK UNDER PRESIDENT OBAMA. AND JOINS US NOW. AND I HAVE TO BEGIN WITH YOUR REACTION. THE PRIME MINISTER SAID SHE WON’T GO ANY FURTHER AND STOP THIS HERE FROM HER END. WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAD TO SAY TODAY. >>I THINK PRESIDENT TRUMP GOT ONE THING RIGHT. HE SAID YESTERDAY DENMARK IS A VERY SPECIAL COUNTRY WITH INCREDIBLE PEOPLE AND I THINK OF THAT PROVEN THAT OVER THE LAST TWO DAYS. AND THIS WHOLE UNFORTUNATE EPISODE IN U.S./DANISH RELATIONS WAS AVOIDABLE. IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT. IF YOUR GOING TO TRY TO BUY A PIECE OF ANOTHER SOVEREIGN COUNTRY’S TERRITORY, HOW IS THAT THE APPROPRIATE WAY TO DO THAT? ISN’T IT TO GO TO THAT COUNTRY AND TALK? INSTEAD THIS ADMINISTRATION WENT TO THE MEDIA AND IT WAS A BIG MEDIA STORY AND IT PUSHED EVERYBODY INTO HAVING TO TAKE PUBLIC POSITIONS WITHOUT THERE EVER HAVING BEEN ANY KIND OF DISCUSSION. BUT I THINK PRIME MINISTER FREDERIKSEN HAS DONE A VERY MEASURED AND APPROPRIATE RESPONSE AS YOU WOULD EXPECT FROM THE LEADER OF A WESTERN DEMOCRACY. >>SO WHAT IS THE FALLOUT HERE? BASED ON YOUR EXPERIENCE?>>THE FALLOUT HERE IS I THINK THE DENMARK/U.S. RELATIONSHIP IS LONG STANDING AND IT IS STRONG. AND IT CONTINUES REGARDLESS OF WHO IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. OR REGARDLESS OF WHO IS THE PRIME MINISTER OF DENMARK. AND I THINK THIS IS AN UNFORTUNATE CURVE IN THE ROAD. BUT I THINK THAT DENMARK AT LEAST WILL GET BEYOND IT. I’M HOPING THAT OUR ADMINISTRATION GETS BEYOND IT. >>IT IS INTERESTING BECAUSE WE’RE HEARING TOO IN TERMS OF FALLOUT FROM OTHER DANISH POLITICIANS, THE FORMER PRIME MINISTER CALLED IT DEEPLY INSULTING AND THE HEAD OF THE DANISH SOCIAL LIBERAL PARTY SAYING IT SHOWS WHY MORE THAN EVER WE SHOULD CONSIDER THE E.U. COUNTRIES OUR CLOSEST ALLIES, THE MAN IS IN CAL YOU’LLABLE. AND TALKING ABOUT ALIGNING MORE CLOSELY WITH THE EUROPEAN NEIGHBORS AND FOCUS MORE ON THAT THAN PERHAPS THIS VERY IMPORTANT RELATIONSHIP THAT FOR BOTH THE U.S. AND DENMARK THAT WE’VE SEEN FOR SUCH A LONG TIME, DOES THAT GIVE YOU PAUSE?>>IT DOES GIVE ME PAUSE. DENMARK HAS ALWAYS BEEN A STRONG MEMBER OF THE E.U. IN TERMS OF HOW IT AGREES WITH THE POLITICAL STANCE OF THE E.U. AND HOW IT PARTICIPATES IN THE E.U. AND THAT SAID I THINK THEY LOOKED TO THE UNITED STATES FOR BEST PRACTICES IN AREAS, ANTI-TERRORISM AND THEY’VE JOINED US IN VARIOUS WARS, AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ, SYRIA. AND WARS THAT DENMARK WAS NOT USED TO FIGHTING IN FOREIGN WARS. NAVE GONE ABOVE AND BEYOND FOR US. AND TO HEAR PEOPLE NOW SAY MAYBE WE SHOULD THINK DIFFERENTLY ABOUT OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE UNITED STATES IS REALLY A SHAME. BECAUSE THE UNITED STATES HAS BENEFITED FROM THE STRONG RELATIONSHIP WITH DENMARK. >>APPRECIATE YOU JOINING US WITH YOUR PERSPECTIVE TODAY. >>THANK YOU. >>>PRESIDENT TRUMP REPEATING AN ANTI-SEMITIC TROPE AGAIN TODAY. TH STARTS RIGHT NOW.>>>PRESIDENT TRUMP LOOKS TO THE SKY AND DECLARES I’M THE CHOSEN ONE. SO DOES THAT MAKE GREENLAND THE PROMISED LAND? “THE LEAD” STARTS RIGHT NOW.>>>FLIP FLOP AND FLIP AGAIN. AFTER SUPPORTING AND THEN CAVING ON BACKGROUND CHECKS, PRESIDENT TRUMP TODAY SAID HE HASN’T CHANGED POSITIONS AT ALL. SO IS BEING ALL OVER THE PLACE ACTUALLY A POLICY?>>>SOMETHING IS ROUGH IN THE STATE OF DENMARK. PRESIDENT TRUMP SNUBS THIS ALLY PITCHING A FIT BECAUSE THEY SCOFFED AT HIS INTEREST IN BUYING GREENLAND. TODAY HE FOLLOWS UP CALLING THE PRIME MINISTER’S COMMENTS NASTY.>>>AND PLUS THE PRESIDENT’S LATEST OUTBURST AIMED AT JEWISH VOTERS, DOUBLING DOWN ON THE ACCUSATION JEWISH DEMOCRATS ARE DISLOYAL STIRRING OUTRAGE AGAIN FOR REVIVING A VILE ANTI-SEMITIC TROPE. >>>WELCOME TO “THE LEAD.” I’M ERICA HILL IN TODAY FOR JAKE TAPPER. AND WE START WITH THE POLITICS LEAD. PRESIDENT TRUMP ALL OVER THE MAP TODAY ON GUN CONTROL AND QUESTIONING HIS OWN MOVE SAYING HE WANTS TO, QUOTE, FILL IN LOOPHOLES ON BACKGROUND CHECKS AND THEN MOVING ON TO NRA TALKING POINTS WHICH QUESTION THAT VERY IDEA.>>WE ALSO HAVE TO REMEMBER THE GUN DOESN’T PULL THE TRIGGER, A PERSON DOES. I DON’T WANT TO TAKE AWAY PEOPLE’S SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS. WE’RE TALKING ABOUT BACKGROUND CHECKS THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN WE’RE TALKING ABOUT LET’S TAKE EVERYBODY’S GUN AWAY.>>THIS JUST ONE DAY AFTER, ACCORDING TO A SOURCE, PRESIDENT TRUMP TOLD THE NRA’S EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT WAYNE LA PIERRE THE UNIVERSE BACKGROUND CHECKS WERE, QUOTE, OFF THE TABLT. BORIS SANCHIZE REPORTS THE PRESIDENT’S FLIP, FLOP AND FLIP AGAIN COMES AS A NEW CNN POLL MOST AMERICANS WANT STRICTER GUN CONTROL LAWS IN THE U.S. >>Reporter: PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP AGAIN SHIFTIG HIS STANCE ON BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR GUN PURCHASES. TODAY INSISTING THAT HE SUPPORTS PURSUING NEW GUN CONTROL LEGISLATION.>>I HAVE AN APPETITE FOR BACKGROUND CHECKS. WE’RE GOING TO BE DOING BACKGROUND CHECKS. WE’RE WORKING WITH DEMOCRATS, WE’RE WORKING WITH REPUBLICANS AND WE ALREADY HAVE VERY STRONG BACKGROUND CHECKS. >>Reporter: BUT SOURCES INDICATE TRUMP’S SUPPORT FOR STRICTER GUN LAWS HAS COOLED AS HE REPEATED NRA TALKING POINTS TO REPORTERS BEFORE DEPARTING FOR A VETERANS EVENT IN KENTUCKY. >>IT IS A SLIPPERY SLOPE AND THAT IS WHAT ACTUALLY YOUR GUN OWNERS AND OTHER PEOPLE ARE CONCERNED. >>>>Reporter: BUT A FEW DAYS AGO HE SAID HE DIDN’T BELIEVE IN THE SLIPPERY SLOPE. >>THEY THINK YOU APPROVE ONE THING AND THAT LEADS TO A LOT OF BAD THINGS. I DON’T AGREE WITH IT. I THINK WE CAN DO MEANINGFUL — VERY MEANINGFUL BACKGROUND CHECKS. I WANT TO SEE IT HAPPEN. >>Reporter: THE PRESIDENT’S COMMENTS NOW ALSO A SOFTER TONE FROM WHAT HE SAID IN THE DAYS FOLLOWING THE MASS SHOOTINGS IN TEXAS AND OHIO. >>FROM MY STANDPOINT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE MEANINGFUL BACKGROUND CHECKS. I THINK SOMETHING WILL HAPPEN. BUT I DON’T WANT GUNS IN THE HANDS OF A LUNATIC OR A MANIAC AND IF WE DO PROPER BACKGROUND CHECKS WE COULD PREVENT THAT. >>Reporter: AND THE SOFTENING COINCIDES WITH RECENT CONVERSATIONS WITH WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS AND THE NRA INCLUDING A RECENT PHONE CALL BETWEEN TRUMP AND WAYNE LA PIERRE IN WHICH A SOURCE TRUMP TOLD THE HEAD THAT UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS WERE OFF THE TABLE. LA PIERRE TWEETING ON TUESDAY, QUOTE, I SPOKE TO THE PRESIDENT TODAY. WE DISCUSSED THE BEST WAYS TO PREVENT THESE TYPES OF TRAGEDIES. DONALD TRUMP IS A STRONG SECOND AMENDMENT PRESIDENT AND SUPPORTS OUR RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS. TRUMP TODAY DENYING HE GOT INTO SPECIFICS WITH LA PIERRE. >>I DIDN’T SAY ANYTHING ABOUT THAT. WE HAD A GREAT TALK WITH WAYNE YESTERDAY. DIDN’T SAY ANYTHING ABOUT THAT. WE JUST TALKED ABOUT CONCEPTS. WAYNE AGREES THINGS HAVE TO BE DONE ALSO.>>Reporter: IMPORTANT TO POINT OUT, WE’VE SEEN THIS PATTERN FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP BEFORE. YULE RECALL AFTER THE SHOOTING IN PARKLAND, FLORIDA, HE TAUNTED LAWMAKERS SUGGESTING THEY WERE AFRAID OF THE NRA AND HE WAS NOT AND TALKED ABOUT PASSING COMPREHENSIVE GUN CONSOLE LEGISLATION AFTER DIRECT TALKS WITH THE NRA, ERICA, THE PRESIDENT BACKED AWAY FROM THAT POSITION. >>INDEED HE DID. APPRECIATE IT. THANK YOU. >>>AS WE LOOK AT ALL OF THIS, IT IS IMPORTANT TO POINT OUT THERE IS A NEW CNN POLL OUT TODAY WHICH FINDS THAT 60% OF AMERICANS FAVOR STRICTER GUN CONTROL LAWS. SO IT BEGS THE QUESTION AND I’LL THROW IT OUT TO YOU, WHY IT IS SO HARD TO MOVE ON AN ISSUE THAT DOES HAVE A GOOD AMOUNT OF SUPPORT IN THIS COUNTRY? IS IT SIMPLY ABOUT MONEY AND THE NRA HAVING THE PRESIDENT’S H– THE PRESIDENT’S EAR OR IS THERE MORE TO IT. >>MONEY IS A SITUATION. HE’S AFRAID OF THE NRA WHICH HE INITIATED THE CALL OF THE HEAD OF THE NRA TO SAY BACKGROUND CHECKS ARE OFF THE TABLE AND LEARLY IT IS A SUPPORT. 90% OF AMERICANS SUPPORT BACKGROUND CHECKS AND ACCORDING TO MAJORITY OF NRA MEMBERS SUPPORT UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS. AND WHY IS IT HAPPENING? BECAUSE NRA REPRESENTS GUN MANUFACTURES AND THERE WERE REPORTS WHEN HE GAVE THAT SPEECH IN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND TALKED ABOUT THE GUN DOESN’T PULL THE TRIGGER, THE PERSON DOES. HE LOVED THE APPLAUSE THAT GOT AND HE KNOWS THE ECONOMY WE’LL TALK ABOUT LATER IS GOING DOWNHILL. HE DOESN’T WANT TO LOSE THOSE SUPPORTERS, HE SEES HIMSELF AS THE SECOND AMENDMENT GUY NOW EVEN THOUGH HE WASN’T FOR MOST OF HIS LIFE. >>I THINK THE POINT ABOUT HE HEARD THE APPLAUSE — >>CLASSIC — >>– IF YOU LOOK AT DONALD TRUMP AND WHO HE IS FROM JUNE 2515 WHEN’ ANNOUNCED UNTIL NOW, THE ONE THING THAT HAS BECOME VERY CLEAR IS ONE, HE LOVE THE CAMPAIGN RALYS BECAUSE HE LOVES THE APPLAUSE AND HE’S LIKE A COMEDIAN DOING A — OR A BAND DOING A GREATEST HIT SHOW. YOU GO SEE — YOU WANT TO SEE HOTEL CALIFORNIA IF YOU SEE THE EAGLES AND HE IS GIVING THEM WHAT THEY LIKE AND THEY CHEER AND HE FEELS VALIDATED AND HE SAYS I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY POLLING DOESN’T LOOK GOOD FOR ME, ALL I DO IS GO AROUND AND PEOPLE CHEER FOR ME. THAT IS VERY MUCH A SMART WAY TO UNDERSTAND HIM. SO WHEN YOU SEE SOMETHING ADDED INTO HIS RHETORIC LIKE FOR EXAMPLE GUNS DON’T PULL THE TRIGGER, PEOPLE PULL THE TRIGGER OR ET CETERA, YOU KNOW WHAT I’M SAYING, THAT IS WHEN YOU KNOW, WELL, HE’S HAPPY WITH THAT LINE BECAUSE IT GOT A RESPONSE.>>RIGHT. >>THAT IS WHO HE IS. >>HE KNOWS SOMETHING STICKS. I THINK YOU’RE RIGHT. AND WHAT IS INTERESTING AND YOU BROUGHT THIS UP AND BORIS TOUCHED ON THIS, WE DID HEAR FROM HIM, MARY KATHERINE, AFTER PARKLAND AND IT IS TIME FOR YOU LAWMAKERS TO STAND UP TO NRA AND THE REALITY OF WHERE WE SIT TODAY IN AUGUST OF 2019 IS THE ONE PERSON TO MAKE SOMETHING HAPPEN IS THE PRESIDENT BECAUSE WE KNOW NO LAWMAKER WILL PUSH ANYTHING THROUGH WITHOUT KNOWING THE PRESIDENT HAS THEIR BACK AND MEANS WHAT HE SAYS. >>AND THAT IS WHY MITCH McCONNELL WISELY TACTICALLY SAID WELL, LET’S SEE WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE PRESIDENT BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT WILL CHANGE HIS MIND IN SIX DAYS. HE WASN’T FOR THAT IDEA BEFORE AND THAT COULD CHANGE IN TWO SECONDS. AS FAR AS GETTING THINGS THROUGH CONGRESS, I THINK MANY PEOPLE MISUNDERSTAND IT WHEN THEY THINK NRA IS THE BAD GUY. THE REASON THAT SECOND AMENDMENT SUPPORTERS WIN IS BECAUSE THEY ARE EXTREMELY PASSIONATE ABOUT THIS ISSUE AND EXTREMELY PASSIONATE THEN, NOW, FOREVER MORE AND THEY VOTE. AND THEY ALWAYS ACT ON IT AND IT DOES NOT EBB AND FLOW. UNLIKE THE OTHER SIDE WHICH DOES EBB AND FLOW BASED ON THE NEWS CYCLE. NOW, WHEN IT COMES TO SOMETHING LIKE UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS, ONE OF THE REASON DEMOCRATS DO THEMSELF A DISSERVICE, PUSHING REGISTRATION AND LICENSING BECAUSE IT MAKES PEOPLE THINK, WELL NOW YOU’RE JUST SAYING THIS STUFF OUT LOUD WHEN YOU SAY WE’RE DOING THIS REASONABLE THING AND NOW YOU WANT TO DO OTHER STUFF TOO. SO YOU LOSE TRUST WITH THOSE VOTERS. >>WHICH PLAYS INTO THE NRA TALKING POINTS WHICH THE PRESIDENT HAS PICKED UP ABOUT UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS BEING A SLIPPERY SLOPE. IF THEY ARE HEARING THIS FROM DEMOCRATS, IT SETS DEMOCRATS UP, JOE BIDEN WHO TWEETED ONCE AGAIN PRESIDENT TRUMP IS BROKEN HIS PROMISE TO PURSUE MODEST OF GUN SAFETY POLICIES AND THEY COULD SET THEMSELF UP AND SAY THEY WANT TO DO A MODEST GUN SAFETY POLICY AND THEY CAN’T GET IT THROUGH BECAUSE LOOK WHAT THEY ARE STUCK WITH. >>RIGHT. THERE IS A POLITICAL RISK FOR BOTH PARTIES ON BOTH SIDES. AND IT IS NOT JUST ABOUT THE MONEY. I THINK MARY KATHERINE IS RIGHT, IT IS ABOUT THE POLITICAL POWER OF THE VOTERS AND FOR YEARS AND YEARS AND YEARS MEMBERS OF BOTH PARTIES AND REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS ARE BEEN AFRAID OF BEING TARGETED POLITICALLY BY THOSE PEOPLE, BY — OF BEING TURNED OUT AND LOSING SEATS OVER THE KEY VOTES AND IF GUN LEGISLATION WERE TO — IF THE PRESIDENT — THE IRONY HERE IS IF THE PRESIDENT WERE TO BRING HIMSELF AS WITH SO MANY OTHER ISSUES TO BRING UP A MODEST GUN PROPOSAL OR GUN SAFETY PROPOSAL THAT POLLS SHOW THAT MAJORITY OF THE VOTERS WOULD SUPPORT, THAT WOULD PUT DEMOCRATS IN A DIFFICULT POSITION.>>YEP. >>IT COULD POTENTIALLY BE A HARD VOTE FOR THEIR MORE MODERATE DEMOCRATS WHO DON’T WANT TO GO AS FAR AS THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES OR AS FAR AS THE LEADERS DO IN IMPOSING GUN SAFETY MEASURES. THEY’VE TAKEN VOTES ON THINGS THEY DO AGREE ON ON THE DEMOCRATIC SIDE BUT THE PRESIDENT COULD MAKE IT HARDER FOR THEM POLITICALLY THAN HE IS BECAUSE HE CAN’T SEEM TO BRING HIMSELF TO GO ON THE RECORD AND STAY ON THE RECORD IN FAVOR OF SOME OF THE PROPOSALS. >>THAT IS EXACTLY RIGHT. HE COULD. HE WON’T BECAUSE HE IS SO ENTHRALLED TO HIS BASE. ONE POINT I WANT TO MAKE AND PEOPLE SAY MITCH McCONNELL, MITCH McCONNELL, MITCH McCONNELL. SURE. BUT 2013, 20 KIDS HAVE BEEN MURDERED AND THREE MONTHS EARLIER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA A DEMOCRAT HAS A SERIES OF PROPOSALS INCLUDING COMMANDED BACKGROUND CHECKS AND OTHER THINGS THAT ARE OPEN TO THE AMENDMENT PROCESS IN THE SENATE. HE IS PUSHING HARD. WHO CONTROLS THE SENATE THEN? 54 SENATE DEMOCRATS. THEY’RE IN THE MAJORITY. NOW THEY DON’T GET 60 VOTES FOR ANYTHING. THEY WOULD HAVE NEEDED 60 VOTES. BUT THE POINT IS IT IS NOT JUST BECAUSE WELL REPUBLICANS ARE IN CONTROL NOW AND THEY WON’T DO ANYTHING. DEMOCRATS HAD OPPORTUNITIES AND THEY HAD A PRESIDENT PUSHING HARD AND THEY COULDN’T GET IT DONE. I THINK IT IS MORE JUST — TO HER POINT, SOME OF THIS IS ABOUT THE WAY IN WHICH THE MAKEUP OF THE SENATE, THERE IS EVERY STATE THAT GETS TWO VOTES AND WYOMING HAS THE SAME VOTES AS CALIFORNIA SO THERE IS A LITTLE BIT, I THINK, OF A RURAL BIAS MORE PRO-GUN SO IT IS NOT REPRESENTATIVE OF THE COUNTRY AS A WHOLE BUT IF YOU CHANGE THAT, YOU CHANGE THE WHOLE SENATE. >>AND THAT REQUIRES MUCH MORE TAN THE TIME WE HAVE.>>>HERE IS THE GOOD NEWS. THERE ARE GOOD THINGS TO WEIGH IN ON TODAY, INCLUDING WHETHER THIS WAS ACTUALLY SOME SORT OF JOKE. THAT REACTION AND A LOT OF THAT REACTION AFTER PRESIDENT TRUMP CANCELED A VISIT TO DENMARK BECAUSE THE COUNTRY WON’T SELL HIM GREENLAND. SO, YES, IT MAY SOUND LIKE A JOKE BUT IT ALSO PUTS POTENTIALLY A LONG-TIME CLOSE RELATIONSHIP IN JEOPARDY. >>>PLUS THE PRESIDENT FLOATING A DRAMATIC CHANGE TO U.S. CITIZENSHIP REQUIRING CHANGING E >>>IN OUR 2020 LEAD, OUTRAGE FROM JEWISH GROUPS AND DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES AMONG OTHERS AFTER PRESIDENT TRUMP ONCE AGAIN SAID JEWS WHO ROTE FOR DEMOCRATS ARE DUMB OR DISLOYAL. QUESTIONING JEWISH LOYALTY HAS BEEN AN ANTI-SEMITIC TROPE AND THE PRESIDENT HAS A HISTORY OF MAKING SIMILARLY OFFENSIVE COMMENTS. >>YOU VOTE FOR A DEMOCRAT, YOU’RE BEING VERY DISLOYAL TO JEWISH PEOPLE AND YOU’RE BEING VERY DISLOYAL TO ISRAEL. >>Reporter: FROM NAMING JERUSALEM THE CAPITAL OF ISRAEL TO SIDING WITH THE JEWISH NATION ON TERRITORIAL MATTERS TO HIS STAND ON IRAN, TRUMP IS PAINTING HIS SUPPORT FOR THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT’S CAUSES AS SO PROFOUND ONLY IDIOTS WOULD NOT AGREE.>>I THINK IT SHOWS EITHER A TODAYAL LACK OF KNOWLEDGE OR GREAT DISLOYALTY. >>Reporter: AND EMBRACED A RIGHT WING TROPE THAT SAID ISRAELIS SEE HIM LIKE HE IS THE SECOND COMING OF GOD. RE-TWEETING A CONSPIRACY THEORIST WHO LIKE TRUMP QUESTIONED PRESIDENT OBAMA’S BIRTHPLACE. >>IT IS OUTRAGEOUS AND DANGEROUS. >>Reporter: JEWISH LAWMAKERS AND RIGHTS GROUPS AND SEVERAL CANDIDATES ARE HOWLING THAT HIS STANCE IS ANTI-SEMITIC PURE AND SIMPLE. THESE INSULTS ARE INEXCUSABLE. THE JEWISH PEOPLE DON’T HAVE TO PROVE THEIR LOYALTY TO YOU. >>I AM A PROUD JEWISH PERSON — [ CHEERING AND APPLAUSE ]>>AND I HAVE NO CONCERNS ABOUT VOTING DEMOCRATIC. [ CHEERING AND APPLAUSE ]>>Reporter: THE FURY IS NOT MERELY BECAUSE TRUMP IS WINKING AT AN OLD STEREO TYPE SUGGESTING JUS ARE AS LOYAL TO ISRAEL AS THEIR OWN COUNTRY, RATHER MUCH OF THE ANGER IS OUT OF A SENSE THAT TRUMP HAS BEEN HERE BEFORE, INVITING THE CREATOR OF AN ANTI-SEMITIC COMIC TO THE WHITE HOUSE AND TELLING JEWISH REPUBLICANS THE ISRAELI LEADER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU IS YOUR PRIME MINISTER. AND WHEN RIGHT WING MARCHERS IN VIRGINIA CHANTED “WJEWS WILL NOT REPLACE US” HE GAVE COVER. >>YOU ALSO HAVE VERY FINE PEOPLE ON BOTH SIDES. >>Reporter: STILL POLITICALLY THIS MAKES SENSE. LESS THAN A QUARTER OF JEWISH SUPPORTERS SUPPORTED TRUMP IN 2016 SO OFFENDING THE WHOLE GROUP COST HIM ALMOST NOTHING AND A STRONG CHEERING SECTION AMONG WHITE SUPREMACISTS WHO DON’T LIKE JEWISH PEOPLE AND CHRISTIAN EVANGELICALS STRONGEST SUPPORTERS WHO OPENLY BELIEVE TRUMP IS A HISTORIC CHARACTER SENT TO PROMOTE THE JEWISH STATE BEFORE THE COMING END OF TIMES. ERICA. >>TOM FOREMAN, THANK YOU. >>>TOM SETS THIS UP PERFECTLY. AS WE LOOK AT THIS, JULIE, SOWING THIS DIVISION AMONG JEWISH VOTERS, DOES IT HELP THE PRESIDENT IN. >>I DON’T THINK SO. IF YOU LOOK AT THE NUMBERS THE WAY THEY ARE, THE MAJORITY OF AMERICAN JEWS ARE VOTING DEMOCRATIC OR DID IN THE LAST MIDTERM CONGRESSIONAL ELECTIONS AND IT IS NOT CLEAR HE’S PERSUADING ANYONE WITH THIS RHETORIC. IT SEEMS THAT HE’S OFFENDED JEWS ACROSS THE POLITICAL SPECTRUM BUT HE DOES HAVE A STRATEGY OF SOME SORT. ON ONE HAND HE’S APPEALING TO CONSERVATIVE JUS WHO DO MANY BELIEVE THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY HAS STRAYED FAR AWAY FROM THEIR VALUES AND THE POLICIES THEY WANT TO SEE IMPLEMENTED, THIS TALK OF THE BDS MOVEMENT AND CRITICIZING ISRAEL FOR THE POLICIES ON THE TREATMENT OF THE PALESTINIANS IS AN AN THELMA TO THEM AND THEY APPRECIATE THE PRESIDENT HAS MADE THAT FRONT AND THEY APPRECIATE HIS RHETORIC IN THIS REGARD BUT SOME OF THEM ARE WORRIED ABOUT THE EFFECT OF THIS PARTISAN WEDGE BEING DRIVEN HERE BECAUSE THE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN RELATIONSHIP WITH ISRAEL IS A STRONG BIPARTISAN SUPPORT. AND THERE IS A REAL ANXIETY THAT IF THAT IS — ERODS THAT WILL BE BAD FOR ISRAEL AND THE UNITED STATES.>>WE’VE BEEN HEARING AND SEEING THIS SWIFT SIGNIFICANT PUSHBACK AND NOT JUST FROM 2020 CANDIDATES OR DEMOCRATS AND NONPARTISAN GROUPS AS WELL. >>AND NOT FROM REPUBLICANS. >>NO. WELL THAT WAS NEXT ON MY LIST. BUT WE’LL GET TO THAT. BUT STICKING FOR A MOMENT WITH THE RELATIONSHIP WITH ISRAEL AND HOW POLITICAL OR NOT IT SHOULD BE, WE ALSO HEARD FROM THE PRESIDENT OF ISRAEL WHO TWEETED THE LINK BETWEEN US IS BETWEEN PEOPLES BASED ON HISTORICAL TIES AND DEEP STRONG FRIENDSHIPS AND SHARED VALUES, NOT DEPENDENT ON THE LINKS WITH OTHER PARTY. AND NETANYAHU DECLINED TO COMMENT HERE. >>SURPRISE. >>WHICH I THINK WE NEED TO POINT OUT. HE DOESN’T SHOW ANY SIGN OF BACKING OFF. NOT THE FIRST TIME OR THE SECOND TIME WE’VE HEARD THIS FROM THE PRESIDENT. >>HE’S NOT GOING TO BACK — I THINK THREE TIMES NOW HE’S REFERRED TO AMERICAN JEWS AS LOYALTY TO THE PRIME MINISTER AND THE THIRD TIME HE’S DONE IT AS PRESIDENT. HE’S NOT GOING TO BACK DOWN AND I THINK THIS IS A DANGEROUS IDEA SAYING PRO-JEWISH MEANS YOU HAVE TO BE PRO-ISRAELI OR YOU ARE AUTOMATICALLY PROJEWISH AND ANTI-SEMITES SUPPORT NETANYAHU AND IT DIDN’T MEAN ANYTHING AND REGARDLESS OF DONALD TRUMP VIEW ON ISRAEL, AS YOUR REPORT SHOWS, HE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A ANTI-SEMITE IN THE 1980s WHEN IVANKA SAID HE KEPT A BOOK OF HITLER SPEECHES NEXT TO HIS BED AND WHEN HIS CASINO MANAGER ONLY WANTED SHORT GIRLS COUNTING HIS MONEY OR IN 2013 WHEN HE SHAMED — AND IN 2015 WHEN HE SAID TO REPUBLICAN JEWISH DONORS YOU WON’T VOTE FOR ME BECAUSE I DON’T WANT YOUR MONEY AND THEN NEO-NAZIS AT CHRLTVILLE AND IT GOES ON AND ON AND HE’S AN ANTI-SEMITE AND NOT A SINGLE REPUBLICAN FOR TODAY HAS CALLED HIM OUT FOR IT. >>HE SEES PEOPLE AS MONOLITHIC. HE SEES PEOPLE AS A MONOLITH. SO ALL JEWS. REMEMBER DURING THE CAMPAIGN, THE CAMPAIGN RALLIES NOW, WHAT THE HELL DO YOU HAVE TO LOSE AFRICAN-AMERICANS? WHAT THE HELL DO YOU HAVE TO LOSE, HISPANICS? REMEMBER DURING THE CAMPAIGN HE SAID, LOOK THERE IS MY BLACK OVER THERE. THOSE ARE HIS WORDS, NOT MINE. HE SEES THE WORLD IN THESE MONOLITHS AND ALWAYS HAS AND THEREFORE IT IS A — BECAUSE ALL JEWS MUST SEE THINGS X WAY AND IF YOU DON’T THERE IS SOMETHING GOING ON. IT IS ALSO AFRICAN-AMERICAN AND HISPANICS. THERE ARE OTHER GROUPS. BUT THIS IS NOT NEW FOR HIM. >>DOES THIS HURT HIM AT SOME POINT, MARY KATHERINE?>>WELL I THINK IT IS PART OF A BUILDING DRIP, DRIP OF MAKING PEOPLE WHO MIGHT BE SKEPTICAL OF TRUMP BUT WILLING TO PULL THE LEVER BASED ON ECONOMIC REASONS GO, GOSH, WE HAVE SORT OF TURNING A MEME INTO A INTERNATIONAL WITH DENMARK AND THIS OVER HERE. IT IS A BAD IDEA FOR THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TO QUESTION THE LOYALTY OF ANY OF THE PRIVATE CITIZENS THERE OF WHEN THERE IS BAGGAGE WHEN IT COMES TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE ON THAT QUESTION. AND IT IS WEIRD BECAUSE HE’S IN THIS ONGOING TINKLING MATCH WITH THE SQUAD. AND HE’S DOING WHAT THEY DID. WHAT HE ACCUSES THEM OF WHICH IS ASSUMING BAD MOTIVES AND PUSHING THE IDEA OF DUAL LOYALTY AND EVEN IF HE THINKS IT IS A GOOD THING, IT IS BAD NEWS. >>AND DO POR REPUBLICANS AND I ASK THIS KNOWING THE ANSWER BUT DO MORE REPUBLICANS NEED TO COME OUT AND SAY — WE’RE ALL FOR SIDING WITH HIM WHEN IT COMES TO REPRESENTATIVES ILHAN OMAR — >>BECAUSE THEY’RE BAD FAITH ACTORS. >>BUT YOU DON’T WANT TO LUMP PEOPLE INTO ONE GROUP AND YOU’RE EITHER WITH ME OR AGAINST ME AND YOU BETTER BE WITH ME OR ELSE –>>CONSISTENCY REQUIRE THAT AND THE CONSISTENCY IS OUT OF STYLE.>>THE REASON THAT THEY COME OUT AND BASH RASHIDA TLAIB AND ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ AND ILHAN OMAR AND WATCH FOX NEWS FOR FIVE MINUTES YOU’LL SEE THOSE FOUR PEOPLE, FRESHMAN MEMBERS OF CONGRESS. >>BECAUSE LIKE TRUMP THEY DO THINGS WORTH CITE SIZING. >>ABSOLUTELY. BUT THE REASON REPUBLICANS — >>LIKE TRUMP THEY MADE OPEN WHITE SUPREMACIST — LET’S NOT DO BOTH SIDE. >>AT LEAST ONE OF THEM. [ OVERLAPPING SPEAKERS ]>>NOT ONE OF THEM HAS SAID ON THE LEVEL OF WHAT HE SAID TODAY. THEY PLAYED ON THIS. ONE OF THEM APOLOGIZED.>>PEOPLE COULD READ THEM — >>INCLUDING WHAT TRUMP SAID OVER THE YEARS OR TODAY. LET’S NOT MINIMIZE TRUMP’S OPEN RACISM HERE. >>– PEOPLE’S RACISM. >>I THINK THE REASON IS PURELY POLITICS AND THE SAME REASON YOU WON’T HEAR PEOPLE COME OUT AND CRITICIZE HIM WHEN HE MAKES A MILLION OTHER THINGS HE SAID, WHETHER CRITICIZING KHAN AND THE GOLD STAR FAMILIES AND CHARLOTTESVILLE AND WHO HAS DONE THAT? JUSTIN AMASH, WE’LL SEE. BOB CORKER NOT IN THE SENATE ANY MORE. THERE IS A LONG RECORD HERE AND THEIR PUTTING POLITICAL OPPORTUNITYISM OR POLITICS ABOVE WHAT WE WOULD DEFINE AS LEADERSHIP. >>AND AGAIN IT IS AN ANSWER THAT WE KNEW BUT SOMETIMES IT DOESN’T HURT TO HAVE A CONVERSATION AGAIN TO REMIND OURSELVES THIS IS WHERE WE ARE. >>IT IS.>>UP NEXT, THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCING IT GETTING RID OF A DECADES OLD AGREEMENT THAT COULD MEAN>>>– BIRTH RIGHT CITIZENSHIP WHEN YOU HAVE A BABY ON OUR LAND AND WALK OVER THE BORDER AND CONGRATULATIONS THE BABY IS NOW A U.S. CITIZEN. WE’RE LOOK AT IT VERY SERIOUSLY.>>PRESIDENT TRUMP SUGGESTING HIS ADMINISTRATION IS CONSIDERING EXECUTIVE ACTION ON BIRTH RIGHT CITIZENSHIP WHICH IS PROTECTED BY THE U.S. CONSTITUTION. YOU WANT TO GET TECHNICAL, 14th AMENDMENT. IMMIGRATION IS A MAJOR FOCUS FOR THE WHITE HOUSE AS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS ASKING FOR CHILDREN TO BE DETAINED FOR LONGER THAN 20 DAYS. AND DIANNE GALLAGHER JOINS US AND SO WHY NOW. >>THIS IS PART OF THE ATTEMPT TO ALTER IMMIGRATION IN THE UNITED STATES AND SAYING THIS IS A DETERRENT FROM THE FAMILIES COMING HERE. THE ACTING SECRETARY SAYING THIS IS TIED TO THE NUMBER OF FAMILIES THAT ARE CROSSING THE SOUTHWEST BORDER THIS YEAR. BUT I DO WANT TO POINT OUT, A PROPOSAL ABOUT EXACTLY THIS WAS POSTED JUST ABOUT A YEAR AGO, JUST LIKE THE ONE THAT WILL BE PUBLISHED ON FRIDAY. STILL HE SAID THAT THERE ARE MANY REASONS THAT THEY’RE TAKING A LOOK AT THIS NOW.>>THE NEW RULE ESTABLISHES A HIGH NATIONAL STANDARD FOR CARE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN CUSTODY, ALLOWS THE GOVERNMENT TO KEEP FAMILIES TOGETHER FOR FAIR AND EXPEDITIOUS IMMIGRATION PROCEEDINGS AND RESTORES INTEGRITY TO OUR IMMIGRATION SYSTEM AND ELIMINATES THE INCENTIVE FOR CHILDREN TO BE USED OR EXPLOITED TO ENTER THE UNITED STATES. >>Reporter: THAT IS BECAUSE THE NEW RULE WOULD ALLOW FAMILIES DETAINED TO THE FOR THE ENTIRE DURATION OF THE IMMIGRATION PROCEEDINGS, THAT MEANS THERE IS NO TIME LIMITY AT ALL SO INDEFINITELY. THIS IS GOING TO TAKE EFFECT IF IT GOES THE WAY THE GOVERNMENT WANTS IT TO 60 DAYS FROM WHEN IT IS PUBLISHED WHICH IS ON FRIDAY. BUT THERE ARE GOING TO BE CHALLENGES IN COURT ON THIS. THERE HAVE ALREADY BEEN DISCUSSIONS ABOUT THAT. THE GOVERNMENT IS AWARE THAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN. PLUS THEY HAVE TO PRESENT A BRIEFING TO THE JUDGE WHO OVERSEES FLORES TO BEGIN WITH. >>WE’RE LOOKING AT PICTURES AS YOU WERE SPEAKING ABOUT THE FACILITIES WHICH WE KNOW LAWMAKERS HAVE BEEN TO AND WE’VE HEARD OUR REPORTING TEAMS THERE. AND McALEENAN DOING HIS BEST TO MAKE THE POINT TODAY THAT THE SITUATION FOR THE FAMILIES WOULD BE FAR DIFFERENT AND THEY WOULD HAVE MUCH BETTER LIVING CONDITIONS AND TOILETRIES AND HAVE REGULAR BEDS AND HAVE ACCESS TO THREE MEALS ADAY AND SNACKS, HE MAKES IT SOUND LIKE A FAR BETTER SITUATION, THAT BEING SAID THERE ARE STILL, AS YOU POINT OUT, THE LEGAL CONCERNS THERE ARE CONCERNS BEING RAISED ABOUT THIS. >>AND THERE ARE. AND LOOK, I’VE BEEN INSIDE OF THE FACILITIES AND THERE IS NO WAY TO VERIFY WHAT SECRETARY MACAW LIENAN SAID ABOUT THE CONDITIONS OF THE FAMILY DETENTION AREAS THERE ARE THREE IN THE U.S. RIGHT NOW. BUT AS FAR AS LICENSING GOES, THESE ARE FEDERALLY LICENSED. THEY ARE I.C.E. FACILITIES SO THEY DON’T HAVE TO ADHERE TO THE STATE LICENSING REQUIREMENTS ANY MORE. AND PEOPLE ARE CONCERNED BECAUSE THERE HAVE BEEN SEVEN CHILDREN DIED IN THE PAST YEAR EITHER IN OR IMMEDIATELY AFTER BEING RELEASED FROM FEDERAL CUSTODY. SO THERE ARE THOSE CONCERNS. >>DIANNE GALLAGHER, THANK YOU. >>>UP NEXT, A BRAND-NEW CNN POLL THAT MAY NOT EASE THE ANXIETY INSIDE OF THE WHITE HOUSE. THIS ONE TACKLING THE ECONOMY AND THE ELECTION AS PRESIDENT TRUMP DECLARES HIMSELF, QUOTE, THE CHOSEN ONE.>>>IN OUR MONEY LEAD TODAY, FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HIS PRESIDENCY, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS EXPERIENCING A SIGNIFICANT DECLINE IN HOW THE PUBLIC VIEWS THE ECONOMY. TAKE A LOOK AT A NEW CNN POLL. 65% OF AMERICANS SAY THE CURRENT ECONOMY IS GOOD AND WHILE THAT IS STILL A HIGH NUMBER, TAKE A LOOK AT HOW IT MOVED. IN MAY 70% AND 71% AND IN MARCH THE PRESIDENT CLEARLY WORRIED ABOUT HOW THE ECONOMY COULD EFFECT HIS RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN POINTING FINGERS AT THE MEDIA AND FEDERAL RESERVE ONCE AGAIN. LET’S BRING IN VANESSA YURKEVICH WHERE THEY ARE SEEING THE HUNDREDS OF STEEL LAYOFFS. WHAT ARE YOU HEARING IN THE COMMUNITY? HOW ARE THEY FEELING?>>Reporter: HI, ERICA. THERE ARE PEOPLE HERE IN THE COMMUNITY CONFUSED AND SHOCKED BY THE FACT THAT U.S. STEEL HAS ANNOUNCED IT WILL BE TEMPORARILY LAYING OFF ABOUT 200 WORKERS AT THE FACTORY JUST BEHIND ME. THE COMPANY SAYING THEY ARE DOING THIS BECAUSE OF ONGOING CHALLENGING MARKET CONDITIONS HERE. NOW THIS IS VERY MUCH IN CONTRAST TO WHAT WE’VE HEARD THE PRESIDENT SAY OVER THE LAST WEEK, INCLUDING GIVING HIMSELF CREDIT FOR BRINGING BACK THE STEEL INDUSTRY. WE SPOKE TO ONE CITY OFFICIAL HERE WHO SAID HE SEES NO EVIDENCE OF THAT AND HE’S CONCERNED THAT THESE TEMPORARY LAYOFFS COULD BECOME PERMANENT. >>YES, IT WAS A SHOCK. IT WAS A SHOCK. AND I’M HOPING THAT THINGS REVERSE QUICKLY. WE HOPE THAT IT IS GOING TO BE TEMPORARY BUT I CAN’T GUARANTEE THAT AND NEITHER CAN THEY. >>Reporter: AND THIS CONCERN HERE HAS TURNED INTO THE THOUGHT THAT MAYBE THIS IS AN INDUSTRY NOW IN PERIL. IF YOU JUST LOOK AT U.S. STEEL STOCK PRICES, THIS TIME LAST YEAR U.S. STEEL WAS TRADING AT ABOUT $30 A SHARE AND TODAY WE’RE LOOKING AT $12. THAT IS A 60% DROP. AND ERICA, AS FAR AS THE TEMPORARY LAYOFFS, U.S. STEEL SAID THEY DON’T KNOW WHEN THESE JOBS WILL COME BACK. ERICA.>>AND CERTAINLY AN IMPORTANT QUESTION. THANK YOU. >>>AS WE LOOK AT ALL OF THIS, THE PRESIDENT TODAY SAYING THE ECONOMY IS DOING IN HIS WORDS PHENOMENALLY WELL. AND ALSO TRIED TO DISTANCE HIMSELF FROM HIS OWN TRADE WAR. TAKE A LISTEN.>>THIS ISN’T MY TRADE WAR. THIS IS A TRADE WAR THAT SHOULD HAVE TAKEN PLACE A LONG TIME AGO BY A LOT OF OTHER PRESIDENTS. SOMEBODY HAD TO DO IT. I AM THE CHOSEN ONE. SOMEBODY HAD TO DO IT. SO I’M TAKING ON CHINA.>>SO I’M JUST GOING TO LET YOU GO ON THAT ONE. BECAUSE HE TEED HIMSELF UP FOR YOU. >>SO HE’S JOKING, RIGHT. LIKE IT IS MEANT TO BE A JOKE. I GET THAT. HE KIND OF LOOKS UP TO THE HEAVENS BUT ALSO LIKE MOST THINGS OF DONALD TRUMP JOKES, NOT TOTALLY JOKING. HE DOES BELIEVE HIMSELF TO BE A GREAT MAN OF HISTORY. HE BELIEVES HE WAS ELECTED IN THIS UNBELIEVABLE UPSET WHICH BY THE WAY HE IS 100% RIGHT ABOUT, NO ONE SAID HE COULD DO IT AND NOW HE’S HERE AND HE BELIEVES HE’S SPECIAL AND UNIQUE IN THE WORLD AND THE ELECTION VALIDATED THAT SO HE IS JOKING. I’M — I DON’T THINK HE MEANT THAT SERIOUSLY LIKE THE BRIGHT BEAM SHINES DOWN ON HIM BUT AT THE SAME TIME THERE IS AN ELEMENT OF HOW HE REFERS TO HIMSELF, THE EXAGGERATION AND THE LIES AIMED AT THAT KIND OF IDEA.>>GO AHEAD. >>HE’S DEFINITELY SPECIAL AN UNIQUE BUT NOT IN THE WAY HE THINKS. HE SPENT THE LAST 24 HOURS SAYING CHOSEN ONE, KING OF ISRAEL, ET CETERA, ETSZ. JUST KIND OF MAD STUFF. THE LAST 24 HOURS HAS BEEN MAD AND THAT IS DUE TO THE FACT THAT HE’S STUFF THAT WILL MATTER COME NOVEMBER 2020. HE HAS NO CHANCE OF BEING RE-ELECTED IN THE ECONOMY GOES BAD. THAT IS ONE OF THE GOOD THINGS HE CAN POINT TO WHICH PEOPLE IN POLLS SAID HE’S GOOD AT, EVEN HIS OPPONENTS, AND YET HE SEES IT GOING SIDEWAYS AND SAID THE MEDIA IS CREATING A RECESSION AND JOURNALISTS ARE QUESTIONING THE ECONOMY. I DID ECONOMICS IN COLLEGE AND THE DAY THEY CAUGHT THE CLASS THAT JOURNALISTS HAVE THE POWER TO BRING DOWN AN ECONOMY. >>WE HAVE A LOT OF POWER. >>MORE POWER THAN WE DO. >>TRUMP THE CONSPIRACY THEORIST. >>AND IF THE ECONOMY IS STILL DOING GREAT, ALL BETS ARE OFF. ONE HOUSE ADVISER TELLING POLITICO AND THIS IS FASCINATING, PEOPLE DON’T VOTE ON NUMBERS AND THE PRESIDENT UNDERSTANDS THAT AND HE’S SELLING THE FEELING AND THEY ARE RIGHT. NOT ONLY ARE POLITICS LOCAL MEANING IT MATTERS HOW YOU FEEL IN THAT MOMENT AND YOUR PERSONAL SITUATION BUT THERE IS A FEELING THAT IS CONNECTED WITH IT. >>HE’S SOWING — HE’S NOT WRONG. THE ECONOMY IS GOOD AND IT MATTERS. AND FOR AS LONG AS IT STAYS GOOD, THAT SUPER MATTERS TO HIS RE-ELECTION. HE’S SOWING TWO FEELINGS, ONE DON’T YOU FEEL GREAT ABOUT THE ECONOMY AND, WOW, THERE IS A LOT GOING ON HERE AND THE NEWS CYCLE IS IN SANE AND MAKES PEOPLE FEEL UNSETTLED SO THE PEOPLE THAT ARE SKEPTICS OF HIM BUT FEEL GOOD ABOUT THE ECONOMY HE’S MAKING THEM FEEL LESS SECURE AND THE TRADE WAR STUFF, I’VE BEEN OF THE MIND IF IT AIN’T BROKE DON’T FIX IT. AND THOSE CHICKENS MAY COME HOME TO ROOST AT SOME POINT AND HE HAS MUCH LESS CUSHION WITH THE ECONOMY FALLING OFF THAN AN OBAMA WOULD. JUST BECAUSE OF THE VERY THIN MARGINS IN THE WAY HE WON AND BECAUSE HE HAS MUCH LESS GOOD WILL IN OTHER WAYS THAN OTHER PRESIDENTS HAVE. SO IF IT SLIPS OFF A BIT, I THINK IT HURTS HIM MORE THAN OTHER PEOPLE. >>AND HERE IS THE PROBLEM HERE. IT IS ONE THING TO SELL A FEELING. AND HE CAN DO THAT ON SOME POLICY ISSUES, A LOT OF WHAT HE DOES ON IMMIGRATION AND WHAT HE DOES ON FOREIGN POLICY HAS TO DO WITH SELLING THIS CONSTRUCT AND PEOPLE — HE’S ACTUALLY QUITE GOOD AT THAT IN SOME REGARD. HE’S GOOD AT MARKETING AND SHOWMANSHIP AND TELLING PEOPLE THINGS ARE GOING A CERTAIN WAY WHEN IN FACT THEY ARE NOT GOING THAT WAY AT BUT IN THE ECONOMY THAT IS THE ONE WAY IT IS NOT ENOUGH BECAUSE IF COME 2020 PEOPLE ARE NOT — THE ECONOMY IS ACTUALLY NOT GOOD, IF THINGS — IF PEOPLE ARE NOT FEELING LIKE THEY ARE FINANCIALLY SECURE AND NOT FEELING LIKE THEY HAVE THE MONEY TO PAY FOR THE THINGS THEY NEED TO PAY FOR AND COSTS CONTINUE TO RISE AND IF THESE TRADE WARS DO CONTINUE TO EFFECT PEOPLE IN THE WAY THEY HAVE, NOT JUST IN STEEL BUT IN AGRICULTURE AS WELL, SELLING THE FEELING IS NOT GOING TO BE ENOUGH AND I THINK HE’S NOT RECKONING WITH THAT. >>AND HE’S MADE SO MANY GIANT PROMISES ON THE ECONOMY. BY THE WHICH HE HE WILL GET RID OF THE BUDGET DEFICIT IN EIGHT YEARS WHICH ISN’T HAPPENING IT WILL BE A TRILLION DOLLARS. BUT THE POINT BEING AT SOME POINT THOSE THINGS WILL MATTER. BECAUSE PEOPLE WILL LOOK AT IT AND THE ECONOMY IS SOMETHING PEOPLE DO VOTE ON. IF THEY FEEL AS THOUGH HE’S MADE BIG PROMISES THAT HAVE NOT BEEN DELIVERED ON IN ANY WAY, SHAPE AND FORM AND NOW IN TROUBLE BECAUSE HE WAS ELECTED AS A CHANGER AND HE NEEDS TO BRING CHANGE. >>HOW POP MUSIC MIGHT BE

2 thoughts on “Mette Frederiksen FIRE BACK Trump After He Jokes “I Promise Not To Do This to Greenland”

  1. THIS CLOWN REMINDS ME OF SADAM HUSEINES INFORMATION MINISTER, COMIC ALI OR WHATEVER HE WAS CALLED. Yes this is from denmark.

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