President Donald Trump Embraces ‘Nationalist’ Ahead Of Midterms | Morning Joe | MSNBC

President Donald Trump Embraces ‘Nationalist’ Ahead Of Midterms | Morning Joe | MSNBC


UP IN BOSTON.>>WE’RE JUST PLAYING CATCH,>>WE’RE JUST PLAYING CATCH, JUST CATCH AND HIT, THAT’S ALL JUST CATCH AND HIT, THAT’S ALL WE’RE PLAYING. WE’RE PLAYING.>>>ONJOHN MEACHAM, I WOULD GUES>>>ONJOHN MEACHAM, I WOULD GUES YOU WOULD SAY NATIONALISM IS A YOU WOULD SAY NATIONALISM IS A GOOD STARTER, BUT PROBABLY A GOOD STARTER, BUT PROBABLY A PRETTY POOR FINISHER. PRETTY POOR FINISHER.>>IT IS.>>IT IS. A NATIONALIST VENORATES ONE’S A NATIONALIST VENORATES ONE’S ONLY PEOPLE, USUALLY A NARROW ONLY PEOPLE, USUALLY A NARROW SLICE OF THOSE PEOPLE AND FAILS SLICE OF THOSE PEOPLE AND FAILS TO RECOGNIZE THE BROADER PLACE TO RECOGNIZE THE BROADER PLACE OF A COUNTRY IN THE WORLD AND OF A COUNTRY IN THE WORLD AND ALSO PUTS ACTUAL POWER AT THE ALSO PUTS ACTUAL POWER AT THE CENTER OF YOUR HIERARCHY — AT CENTER OF YOUR HIERARCHY — AT THE TOP OF YOUR HIERARCHY OF THE TOP OF YOUR HIERARCHY OF VALUES. VALUES. THERES A FUNDAMENTAL DIFFERENCE THERES A FUNDAMENTAL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PATRIOTISM AND BETWEEN PATRIOTISM AND NATIONALISM. NATIONALISM. I THINK I’M RIGHT AND PROFESSOR I THINK I’M RIGHT AND PROFESSOR GLAUDE CAN SPECK ME WHEN SAMUEL GLAUDE CAN SPECK ME WHEN SAMUEL SAID PATRIOTISM IS THE SCOUNDREL SAID PATRIOTISM IS THE SCOUNDREL HE MEANT NATIONALISM. HE MEANT NATIONALISM. IT’S WONDERFUL OCCASIONALLY — I IT’S WONDERFUL OCCASIONALLY — I WILL TRY TO SAY THIS AS MUCH AS WILL TRY TO SAY THIS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE — THAT THERE’S NO POSSIBLE — THAT THERE’S NO PROOF OF ANYTHING. PROOF OF ANYTHING.>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT.>>WHICH IS THE NEW TRUMP>>WHICH IS THE NEW TRUMP DOCTRINE. DOCTRINE. I THINK IT’S GOING TO LOOK I THINK IT’S GOING TO LOOK REALLY GOOD ON THE LIBRARY WALL REALLY GOOD ON THE LIBRARY WALL AT MAR-A-LAGO IN THE FULLNESS OF AT MAR-A-LAGO IN THE FULLNESS OF TIME. TIME. YOU HAVE THIS ADMISSION THAT YOU HAVE THIS ADMISSION THAT WHAT THE PRESIDENT IS DOING HERE WHAT THE PRESIDENT IS DOING HERE IS DEALING OUT OF A FAMILIAR IS DEALING OUT OF A FAMILIAR BLESSEDLY NOT PARTICULARLY BLESSEDLY NOT PARTICULARLY AMERICAN BUT A FAMILIAR PLAYBOOK AMERICAN BUT A FAMILIAR PLAYBOOK OF PUTTING IDENTITY AND A VERY OF PUTTING IDENTITY AND A VERY SPECIFIC KIND OF IDENTITY AT THE SPECIFIC KIND OF IDENTITY AT THE TOP OF HIS HIERARCHY OF VALUES TOP OF HIS HIERARCHY OF VALUES AND THAT’S WHY YOU HAVE THE AND THAT’S WHY YOU HAVE THE ANXIETY ABOUT IMMIGRATION. ANXIETY ABOUT IMMIGRATION. I WILL SAY QUICKLY, THE WORRIES I WILL SAY QUICKLY, THE WORRIES ABOUT IMMIGRATION, THAT’S A ABOUT IMMIGRATION, THAT’S A SYMPTOM NOT A CAUSE, RIGHT? SYMPTOM NOT A CAUSE, RIGHT? JOE WAS TALKING ABOUT WHAT JOE WAS TALKING ABOUT WHAT DEMOCRATS HAVE TO SAY. DEMOCRATS HAVE TO SAY. THIS IS ABOUT, SEEMS TO ME, THIS IS ABOUT, SEEMS TO ME, ENDURING AND NOW ALMOST ENDURING AND NOW ALMOST PERMANENT ANXIETY ABOUT THE PERMANENT ANXIETY ABOUT THE STABILITY AND EXCESS TO THE STABILITY AND EXCESS TO THE MIDDLE CLASS. MIDDLE CLASS. YOU ARE LOOKING AND BASICALLY YOU ARE LOOKING AND BASICALLY WHITE FOLKS ARE LOOKING FOR WHITE FOLKS ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO BLAME FOR THE FACT SOMEONE TO BLAME FOR THE FACT THAT THEY FEEL THAT THEIR THAT THEY FEEL THAT THEIR OPPORTUNITIES HAVE BEEN LIMITED OPPORTUNITIES HAVE BEEN LIMITED AND IMMIGRATION IS JUST THE AND IMMIGRATION IS JUST THE PARTICULAR MANIFESTATION OF PARTICULAR MANIFESTATION OF THAT. THAT.>>BUT, JONATHAN LEMIRE, YOU’VE>>BUT, JONATHAN LEMIRE, YOU’VE BEEN REPORTING, THE ASSOCIATED BEEN REPORTING, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAS BEEN REPORTING, PRESS HAS BEEN REPORTING, THOUGH, THAT THIS GREAT BLUE THOUGH, THAT THIS GREAT BLUE TSUNAMI THAT EVERYBODY HAD TSUNAMI THAT EVERYBODY HAD TALKED ABOUT NOW IS GOING TO BE TALKED ABOUT NOW IS GOING TO BE A TRICKLE. A TRICKLE. THERE’S A QUESTION OF WHETHER THERE’S A QUESTION OF WHETHER THERE’S GOING TO BE A BLUE WAVE THERE’S GOING TO BE A BLUE WAVE AT ALL AND WE JUST HEARD JEREMY AT ALL AND WE JUST HEARD JEREMY PETERS TALKING ABOUT HOW A PETERS TALKING ABOUT HOW A MODERATE IN IOWA WAS QUESTIONED MODERATE IN IOWA WAS QUESTIONED REPEATEDLY ABOUT THE CARAVAN, REPEATEDLY ABOUT THE CARAVAN, I’M GETTING TEXTS FROM FRIENDS I’M GETTING TEXTS FROM FRIENDS AND FAMILY MEMBERS THAT ARE AND FAMILY MEMBERS THAT ARE TEXTING ME ABOUT THE CARAVAN. TEXTING ME ABOUT THE CARAVAN. THEY REALLY DO BELIEVE THAT IT THEY REALLY DO BELIEVE THAT IT IS ON THE BORDER OF MEXICO AND IS ON THE BORDER OF MEXICO AND IT IS GOING TO BE SHOWING UP AT IT IS GOING TO BE SHOWING UP AT THEIR MALL SOMEWHERE IN WESTERN THEIR MALL SOMEWHERE IN WESTERN DES MOINES BY MID AFTERNOON. DES MOINES BY MID AFTERNOON.>>THAT’S RIGHT.>>THAT’S RIGHT. I MEAN, MAKING PREDICTIONS AFTER I MEAN, MAKING PREDICTIONS AFTER 2016 SEEMS LIKE A BIT OF A 2016 SEEMS LIKE A BIT OF A FOOL’S GAME BUT STRATEGISTS, FOOL’S GAME BUT STRATEGISTS, MYSELF AND MY COLLEAGUES HAVE MYSELF AND MY COLLEAGUES HAVE TALKED TO BOTH PARTIES SUGGEST TALKED TO BOTH PARTIES SUGGEST THAT, YES, THE IDEA OF THE BLUE THAT, YES, THE IDEA OF THE BLUE WAVE SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN SLOWING WAVE SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN SLOWING DOWN. DOWN. BOTH PARTIES FEEL LIKE THE BOTH PARTIES FEEL LIKE THE REPUBLICANS ARE GOING TO KEEP REPUBLICANS ARE GOING TO KEEP CONTROL OF THE SENATE. CONTROL OF THE SENATE. THE HOUSE STILL FAVORS THE THE HOUSE STILL FAVORS THE DEMOCRATS, BUT IT COULD — DEMOCRATS, BUT IT COULD — INSTEAD OF BEING A LANDSLIDE IT INSTEAD OF BEING A LANDSLIDE IT COULD BE THE FATE COULD BE COULD BE THE FATE COULD BE DECIDED BY A COUPLE SEATS, IT DECIDED BY A COUPLE SEATS, IT COULD END UP BEING VERY, VERY COULD END UP BEING VERY, VERY CLOSE. CLOSE. YES, THE CARAVAN HERE IS YES, THE CARAVAN HERE IS SOMETHING THAT THE PRESIDENT SOMETHING THAT THE PRESIDENT AFTER SEEING IT ON FOX NEWS, AFTER SEEING IT ON FOX NEWS, AFTER TALKING TO ALLIES THAT ARE AFTER TALKING TO ALLIES THAT ARE TAKING SOME CUES FROM PEOPLE TAKING SOME CUES FROM PEOPLE LIKE FORMER SPEAKER NEWT LIKE FORMER SPEAKER NEWT GINGRICH HAS SEIZED UPON AS HIS GINGRICH HAS SEIZED UPON AS HIS CLOSING ARGUMENT. CLOSING ARGUMENT. IT’S AN ARGUMENT PRAYING ON IT’S AN ARGUMENT PRAYING ON FEAR, THE HARD LINE IMMIGRATION FEAR, THE HARD LINE IMMIGRATION RHETORIC THAT HE KNOWS WAS SO RHETORIC THAT HE KNOWS WAS SO SUCCESSFUL FOR HIM OR BELIEVES SUCCESSFUL FOR HIM OR BELIEVES WAS SO SUCCESSFUL FOR HIM TWO WAS SO SUCCESSFUL FOR HIM TWO YEARS AGO. YEARS AGO. HE TOLD US IN AN OVAL OFFICE HE TOLD US IN AN OVAL OFFICE INTERVIEW WITH THE AP LAST WEEK INTERVIEW WITH THE AP LAST WEEK THAT THIS IS REMINDING HIM OF THAT THIS IS REMINDING HIM OF 2016 AND PART OF THIS IS THIS 2016 AND PART OF THIS IS THIS IDEA OF THE CARAVAN WHICH IS IDEA OF THE CARAVAN WHICH IS RECEIVING COVERAGE ON CABLE RECEIVING COVERAGE ON CABLE NEWS, HAS BECOME SOMETHING THAT NEWS, HAS BECOME SOMETHING THAT HE AND HIS SUPPORTERS WILL RALLY HE AND HIS SUPPORTERS WILL RALLY AROUND. AROUND. THEY COULD PLAY INTO THAT SAME THEY COULD PLAY INTO THAT SAME IDEA OF THE OTHER, THE IDEA THAT IDEA OF THE OTHER, THE IDEA THAT HERE ARE MORE PEOPLE WHO ARE HERE ARE MORE PEOPLE WHO ARE COMING TO POTENTIALLY CHANGE OUR COMING TO POTENTIALLY CHANGE OUR COUNTRY, TAKE AWAY OUR ACCESS TO COUNTRY, TAKE AWAY OUR ACCESS TO WHAT WE HAVE ALWAYS THOUGHT WAS WHAT WE HAVE ALWAYS THOUGHT WAS THE AMERICAN DREAM, OUR SORT OF THE AMERICAN DREAM, OUR SORT OF RIGHT TO THE AMERICAN DREAM AND RIGHT TO THE AMERICAN DREAM AND THAT THEY FEEL LIKE THIS IS THAT THEY FEEL LIKE THIS IS COMBINED WITH THE CONTROVERSY COMBINED WITH THE CONTROVERSY OVER THE KAVANAUGH HEARINGS, OVER THE KAVANAUGH HEARINGS, THAT THEY THINK THIS IS HOW THEY THAT THEY THINK THIS IS HOW THEY CAN SORT OF HAVE THAT FINAL CAN SORT OF HAVE THAT FINAL SPRINT TO THE ELECTION DAY. SPRINT TO THE ELECTION DAY.>>WELL, I MEAN, FOR ANYONE WHO>>WELL, I MEAN, FOR ANYONE WHO IS STILL ON THE FENCE AS TO IS STILL ON THE FENCE AS TO WHETHER OR NOT THE PRESIDENT IS WHETHER OR NOT THE PRESIDENT IS USING RACISM TO STOKE FEARS, USING RACISM TO STOKE FEARS, JUST KEEP IN MIND THIS IS THE JUST KEEP IN MIND THIS IS THE MAN WHO DURING THE CAMPAIGN MAN WHO DURING THE CAMPAIGN WOULDN’T SAY ANYTHING BAD ABOUT WOULDN’T SAY ANYTHING BAD ABOUT DAVID DUKE WHEN ASKED DAVID DUKE WHEN ASKED FACE-TO-FACE. FACE-TO-FACE. THIS IS THE MAN WHO WHEN THIS IS THE MAN WHO WHEN CHARLOTTESVILLE HAPPENED SAID CHARLOTTESVILLE HAPPENED SAID THERE WERE GOOD PEOPLE ON BOTH THERE WERE GOOD PEOPLE ON BOTH SIDES. SIDES. HE COULDN’T EVEN BE ON THE SIDE HE COULDN’T EVEN BE ON THE SIDE OF THE RIGHT THEN. OF THE RIGHT THEN. AND NOW HERE THE PRESIDENT IS AND NOW HERE THE PRESIDENT IS DEFENDING HIS USE OF THE DEFENDING HIS USE OF THE WORLD — OF THE WORD WORLD — OF THE WORD “NATIONALIST” AND HE’S SAYING HE “NATIONALIST” AND HE’S SAYING HE JUST DIDN’T UNDERSTAND THE JUST DIDN’T UNDERSTAND THE RACIST CONNOTATION. RACIST CONNOTATION. TAKE A LOOK. TAKE A LOOK.>>JUST TO FOLLOW-UP ON YOUR>>JUST TO FOLLOW-UP ON YOUR COMMENTS ABOUT BEING A COMMENTS ABOUT BEING A NATIONALIST, THERE IS A CONCERN NATIONALIST, THERE IS A CONCERN THAT YOU ARE SENDING CODED THAT YOU ARE SENDING CODED LANGUAGE OR A DOG WHISTLE TO LANGUAGE OR A DOG WHISTLE TO SOME AMERICANS OUT THERE THAT SOME AMERICANS OUT THERE THAT WHAT YOU REALLY MEAN IS THAT YOU WHAT YOU REALLY MEAN IS THAT YOU ARE A WHITE NATIONALIST. ARE A WHITE NATIONALIST.>>I HAVE NEVER EACH HEARD THAT.>>I HAVE NEVER EACH HEARD THAT. I CANNOT IMAGINE THAT. I CANNOT IMAGINE THAT. YOU MEAN — YOU MEAN –>>NEVER HEARD THAT EXPRESSION.>>NEVER HEARD THAT EXPRESSION.>>NO, I NEVER HEARD THAT THEORY>>NO, I NEVER HEARD THAT THEORY ABOUT BEING A NATIONALIST. ABOUT BEING A NATIONALIST. I’VE HEARD THEM ALL. I’VE HEARD THEM ALL. I’M SOMEBODY THAT LOVES OUR I’M SOMEBODY THAT LOVES OUR COUNTRY. COUNTRY. WHEN I SAY A NATIONALIST — WHEN I SAY A NATIONALIST –>>HE ALSO WAS A BIRTHER ON>>HE ALSO WAS A BIRTHER ON OBAMA. OBAMA. YAMICHE, WHAT DO YOU THINK? YAMICHE, WHAT DO YOU THINK?>>I THINK THAT THERE ARE TWO>>I THINK THAT THERE ARE TWO SIDES OF THIS, OBVIOUSLY. SIDES OF THIS, OBVIOUSLY. THE PRESIDENT IS CLAIMING AS HE THE PRESIDENT IS CLAIMING AS HE DID, REMEMBER LAST TIME HE SAID DID, REMEMBER LAST TIME HE SAID HE DIDN’T EVEN KNOW WHO DAVID HE DIDN’T EVEN KNOW WHO DAVID DUKE WAS, HE DIDN’T KNOW THAT HE DUKE WAS, HE DIDN’T KNOW THAT HE SHOULD DISAVOW HIM. SHOULD DISAVOW HIM. THERE IS THIS IDEA THAT THE THERE IS THIS IDEA THAT THE PRESIDENT TRIES TO SAY THAT HE’S PRESIDENT TRIES TO SAY THAT HE’S IGNORANT OF THE THINGS THAT ARE IGNORANT OF THE THINGS THAT ARE SO — SO CLEARLY IN YOUR FACE SO — SO CLEARLY IN YOUR FACE WHEN IT COMES TO UNDERSTANDING WHEN IT COMES TO UNDERSTANDING RACE IN THIS COUNTRY. RACE IN THIS COUNTRY. THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO MIX THE THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO MIX THE WORD NATIONALIST AND PATRIOT AND WORD NATIONALIST AND PATRIOT AND I JUST CAME BACK FROM WEST I JUST CAME BACK FROM WEST VIRGINIA, JUST CAME BACK FROM A VIRGINIA, JUST CAME BACK FROM A RED DISTRICT IN CALIFORNIA WHERE RED DISTRICT IN CALIFORNIA WHERE PEOPLE SAY THE PRESIDENT SAY PEOPLE SAY THE PRESIDENT SAY THIS IS WHAT I WANT, SOMEBODY THIS IS WHAT I WANT, SOMEBODY WHO TALKS ABOUT AMERICA IN THIS WHO TALKS ABOUT AMERICA IN THIS GLOWING SORT OF WAY, DOESN’T GLOWING SORT OF WAY, DOESN’T TALK ABOUT THE FLAWS OF AMERICA, TALK ABOUT THE FLAWS OF AMERICA, BUT THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE WHO BUT THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE WHO LISTEN TO PRESIDENT TRUMP AND LISTEN TO PRESIDENT TRUMP AND SAY NATIONALIST, YOU KNOW NOT TO SAY NATIONALIST, YOU KNOW NOT TO USE THAT WORD, YOU KNOW THAT USE THAT WORD, YOU KNOW THAT THAT WORD IS GOING TO BE SEEN AS THAT WORD IS GOING TO BE SEEN AS YOU YOU SAY WHITE NATIONALIST YOU YOU SAY WHITE NATIONALIST AND I’M INTERVIEWED AS A BLACK AND I’M INTERVIEWED AS A BLACK WOMAN WHITE NATIONALISTS WHO SAY WOMAN WHITE NATIONALISTS WHO SAY THEY ARE MORE EXCITED THAN EVER THEY ARE MORE EXCITED THAN EVER ABOUT PRESIDENT TRUMP. ABOUT PRESIDENT TRUMP. THEY SAY THEY HAVE NEVER HEARD THEY SAY THEY HAVE NEVER HEARD OF A PRESIDENT QUITE LIKE OF A PRESIDENT QUITE LIKE PRESIDENT TRUMP WHO HAS REALLY PRESIDENT TRUMP WHO HAS REALLY THEY FEEL LIKE ESPOUSED THEIR THEY FEEL LIKE ESPOUSED THEIR IDEAS. IDEAS. THIS IS A WHITE NATIONALIST THIS IS A WHITE NATIONALIST TELLING ME THIS. TELLING ME THIS. IT’S NOT AS IF WHITE IT’S NOT AS IF WHITE NATIONALISTS ARE TRYING TO HIDE NATIONALISTS ARE TRYING TO HIDE THIS. THIS. I THINK THE PRESIDENT HAS I THINK THE PRESIDENT HAS SETTLED ON THIS STRATEGY OF SETTLED ON THIS STRATEGY OF FEAR, THIS STRATEGY OF FEAR, THIS STRATEGY OF MISINFORMATION AS THE MIDTERM MISINFORMATION AS THE MIDTERM CLOSER AND IT’S WORKING. CLOSER AND IT’S WORKING. I’VE BEEN IN DISTRICTS WHERE I’VE BEEN IN DISTRICTS WHERE PEOPLE ARE LITERALLY REPEATING PEOPLE ARE LITERALLY REPEATING WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP IS SAYING WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP IS SAYING TO THEM, SAYING THAT THE CARAVAN TO THEM, SAYING THAT THE CARAVAN WILL BE HERE BEFORE WE KNOW IT WILL BE HERE BEFORE WE KNOW IT AND PEOPLE WILL BE OVERRUN AND AND PEOPLE WILL BE OVERRUN AND IT’S SIMPLY NOT TRUE. IT’S SIMPLY NOT TRUE.>>JOE, BACK WHEN WE WERE>>JOE, BACK WHEN WE WERE TALKING TO TRUMP AND HE WAS TALKING TO TRUMP AND HE WAS PLAYING THE GAME WITH PRESIDENT PLAYING THE GAME WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA AND STOKING FEAR AND DOUBT OBAMA AND STOKING FEAR AND DOUBT ABOUT WHERE HE WAS BORN, DO YOU ABOUT WHERE HE WAS BORN, DO YOU REMEMBER WHAT HE SAID TO US? REMEMBER WHAT HE SAID TO US? HE SAID, I KNOW, BUT IT’S HE SAID, I KNOW, BUT IT’S WORKING, AND WE HAD TO PUSH BACK WORKING, AND WE HAD TO PUSH BACK HARD SAYING THAT WAS WRONG AND HARD SAYING THAT WAS WRONG AND THAT WASN’T WHO WE THOUGHT HE THAT WASN’T WHO WE THOUGHT HE WAS, BUT HE KEPT SAYING IT’S WAS, BUT HE KEPT SAYING IT’S WORKING, IT’S WORKING. WORKING, IT’S WORKING. HE KNOWS WHAT HE’S DOING AND HE KNOWS WHAT HE’S DOING AND ANYONE WHO THINKS THAT HE ANYONE WHO THINKS THAT HE DOESN’T KNOW WHAT HE’S DOING DOESN’T KNOW WHAT HE’S DOING ABOUT THIS AND HE DOESN’T — HE ABOUT THIS AND HE DOESN’T — HE ISN’T USING RACISM TO STOKE ISN’T USING RACISM TO STOKE FEAR, I THINK AT THIS POINT IS FEAR, I THINK AT THIS POINT IS LYING TO THEMSELVES. LYING TO THEMSELVES.>>ACTUALLY, I REMEMBER THE>>ACTUALLY, I REMEMBER THE EXACT CONVERSATION, IT WAS AT EXACT CONVERSATION, IT WAS AT THE VERY BEGINNING OF THE THE VERY BEGINNING OF THE CAMPAIGN. CAMPAIGN.>>TRUMP TOWER.>>TRUMP TOWER.>>PROBABLY IN AUGUST OF 2015.>>PROBABLY IN AUGUST OF 2015. WE BOTH WERE SAYING TO HIM — WE BOTH WERE SAYING TO HIM –>>WE WENT THERE TO TELL HIM TO>>WE WENT THERE TO TELL HIM TO STOP. STOP.>>IF YOU EVER WANT TO BE SEEN>>IF YOU EVER WANT TO BE SEEN AS A SERIOUS CANDIDATE, YOU’VE AS A SERIOUS CANDIDATE, YOU’VE GOT TO DROP THE BIRTHERISM, YOU GOT TO DROP THE BIRTHERISM, YOU HAVE TO SAY THAT BARACK OBAMA HAVE TO SAY THAT BARACK OBAMA WAS BORN IN AMERICA AND YOU’VE WAS BORN IN AMERICA AND YOU’VE GOT TO SAY YOU TAKE HIM AT HIS GOT TO SAY YOU TAKE HIM AT HIS WORD THAT HE IS A CHRISTIAN. WORD THAT HE IS A CHRISTIAN. YOU WILL NEVER BE SEEN SERIOUSLY YOU WILL NEVER BE SEEN SERIOUSLY IF YOU DON’T DO THAT BECAUSE HE IF YOU DON’T DO THAT BECAUSE HE WAS TALKING ABOUT IT AND ASKED, WAS TALKING ABOUT IT AND ASKED, YOU KNOW, LIKE A LOT OF YOU KNOW, LIKE A LOT OF CANDIDATES, ASKED OUR OPINION CANDIDATES, ASKED OUR OPINION AND THAT’S WHAT WE SAID. AND THAT’S WHAT WE SAID. I REMEMBER MIKA, YOU ACTUALLY I REMEMBER MIKA, YOU ACTUALLY BEING VERY EMPHATIC SAYING YOU BEING VERY EMPHATIC SAYING YOU HAVE GOT TO STOP WITH THE HAVE GOT TO STOP WITH THE BIRTHERISM. BIRTHERISM. YOU HAVE GOT TO TELL EVERYBODY YOU HAVE GOT TO TELL EVERYBODY THAT HE WAS BORN IN AMERICA. THAT HE WAS BORN IN AMERICA. I REMEMBER TRUMP WHISPERING I REMEMBER TRUMP WHISPERING UNDER HIS BREATH, WELL, IF I DO UNDER HIS BREATH, WELL, IF I DO THAT I WILL LOSE ABOUT 47% OF THAT I WILL LOSE ABOUT 47% OF THE PARTY. THE PARTY.>>AND HE LOVED THAT IT WAS>>AND HE LOVED THAT IT WAS WORKING. WORKING.>>YEAH.>>YEAH.>>IT WAS DISGUSTING.>>IT WAS DISGUSTING. IT WAS REALLY HARD. IT WAS REALLY HARD. IT WAS HARD TO SEE HIM PLAYING IT WAS HARD TO SEE HIM PLAYING THAT. THAT.>>SO, WILLIE, THERE HAS ALWAYS>>SO, WILLIE, THERE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A CALCULATION IN THERE. BEEN A CALCULATION IN THERE. DONALD TRUMP, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE DONALD TRUMP, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE ALWAYS ASK, HEY, YOU KNEW TRUMP ALWAYS ASK, HEY, YOU KNEW TRUMP FOR A DECADE, WHAT WAS THE GUY FOR A DECADE, WHAT WAS THE GUY LIKE BEFORE HE RAN FOR OFFICE, LIKE BEFORE HE RAN FOR OFFICE, AND I SAID, WELL, YOU KNOW, HE AND I SAID, WELL, YOU KNOW, HE WOULD SAY THINGS BEHIND CLOSED WOULD SAY THINGS BEHIND CLOSED DOORS THAT, YOU KNOW, WERE DOORS THAT, YOU KNOW, WERE OFFENSIVE IN ONE WAY OR IN OFFENSIVE IN ONE WAY OR IN ANOTHER WAY, BUT NEVER ON RACE. ANOTHER WAY, BUT NEVER ON RACE. WE’VE TALKED ABOUT THIS. WE’VE TALKED ABOUT THIS. AL SHARPTON HAS TALKED ABOUT AL SHARPTON HAS TALKED ABOUT THIS. THIS. YOU’VE TALKED ABOUT THIS. YOU’VE TALKED ABOUT THIS. LIKE DONALD TRUMP WOULD GO TO LIKE DONALD TRUMP WOULD GO TO BOXING MATCHES IN ATLANTIC CITY BOXING MATCHES IN ATLANTIC CITY AND HE WOULD BE SURROUNDED BY AND HE WOULD BE SURROUNDED BY BLACK CELEBRITIES. BLACK CELEBRITIES. HE ACTUALLY HAD A VERY GOOD HE ACTUALLY HAD A VERY GOOD WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH A LOT WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH A LOT OF — A LOT OF BLACK CELEBRITIES OF — A LOT OF BLACK CELEBRITIES AND WE ACTUALLY SORT OF JOKED AND WE ACTUALLY SORT OF JOKED ABOUT IT DURING THE CAMPAIGN ABOUT IT DURING THE CAMPAIGN THAT PEOPLE LIKE JAY-Z IF THEY THAT PEOPLE LIKE JAY-Z IF THEY WERE EVER FOR HILLARY THEY WOULD WERE EVER FOR HILLARY THEY WOULD SAY, WELL, THIS ISN’T PERSONAL SAY, WELL, THIS ISN’T PERSONAL AGAINST DONALD TRUMP. AGAINST DONALD TRUMP. OBVIOUSLY THIS IS SOMETHING — OBVIOUSLY THIS IS SOMETHING — THIS IS SOMETHING THAT DONALD THIS IS SOMETHING THAT DONALD TRUMP HAS PICKED UP AND HE’S RUN TRUMP HAS PICKED UP AND HE’S RUN WITH IT FOR THE MOST CYNICAL, WITH IT FOR THE MOST CYNICAL, CYNICAL OF REASONS. CYNICAL OF REASONS.>>YEAH, I MEAN, THERE ARE>>YEAH, I MEAN, THERE ARE OBVIOUSLY EXAMPLES THROUGHOUT OBVIOUSLY EXAMPLES THROUGHOUT HIS PAST IN THE 1980s WHEN HE HIS PAST IN THE 1980s WHEN HE CALLED FOR THE DEATH OF THE CALLED FOR THE DEATH OF THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE, EVEN AFTER CENTRAL PARK FIVE, EVEN AFTER THEY WERE EXONERATED, HE LEANED THEY WERE EXONERATED, HE LEANED ON THAT. ON THAT. TALKING ABOUT THE BIRTHERISM, I TALKING ABOUT THE BIRTHERISM, I CAN TELL YOU AND YOU PROBABLY CAN TELL YOU AND YOU PROBABLY HAD THE SAME EXPERIENCE, IN THE HAD THE SAME EXPERIENCE, IN THE COURSE OF PRIVATE CONVERSATIONS COURSE OF PRIVATE CONVERSATIONS AND DEBATES WITH HIM, HE STARTED AND DEBATES WITH HIM, HE STARTED TO BELIEVE THE BIRTHER THING. TO BELIEVE THE BIRTHER THING. HE WAS INVESTED IN THAT. HE WAS INVESTED IN THAT. HE HAD VERY SPECIFIC QUESTIONS HE HAD VERY SPECIFIC QUESTIONS AND IDEAS ABOUT WHY A FAMILY AND IDEAS ABOUT WHY A FAMILY WOULD PUT AN AD IN THE HONOLULU WOULD PUT AN AD IN THE HONOLULU ADVERTISER ANNOUNCING THE BIRTH. ADVERTISER ANNOUNCING THE BIRTH. WHO DOES THAT? WHO DOES THAT? HE ACTUALLY BELIEVED THE BIRTHER HE ACTUALLY BELIEVED THE BIRTHER THING. THING. YES, HE IS A VERY CYNICAL MAN, YES, HE IS A VERY CYNICAL MAN, HE IS A CYNICAL POLITICIAN, HIS HE IS A CYNICAL POLITICIAN, HIS QUOTE YESTERDAY WILL LIVE QUOTE YESTERDAY WILL LIVE FOREVER, I THINK. FOREVER, I THINK. I DON’T REGRET ANYTHING, IT ALL I DON’T REGRET ANYTHING, IT ALL WORKED OUT VERY NICELY, HE WAS WORKED OUT VERY NICELY, HE WAS TALKING ABOUT THE TED CRUZ TALKING ABOUT THE TED CRUZ ACCUSATION ABOUT JFK AND HIS ACCUSATION ABOUT JFK AND HIS FATHER, BUT THAT COULD BE A FATHER, BUT THAT COULD BE A DOCTRINE FOR TRUMP. DOCTRINE FOR TRUMP. SO HE DOES USE THESE TO HIS SO HE DOES USE THESE TO HIS BENEFIT, THE ENDS DO JUSTIFY THE BENEFIT, THE ENDS DO JUSTIFY THE MEANS, BUT ALSO A LOT OF THIS MEANS, BUT ALSO A LOT OF THIS LIVES WITHIN HIM. LIVES WITHIN HIM.>>THERE IS AN OLD SOUTHERN>>THERE IS AN OLD SOUTHERN PHRASE OFTEN ATTRIBUTED TO MAYA PHRASE OFTEN ATTRIBUTED TO MAYA ANGELOU, WHEN PEOPLE SHOW YOU ANGELOU, WHEN PEOPLE SHOW YOU WHO THEY ARE, BELIEVE THEM. WHO THEY ARE, BELIEVE THEM. DONALD TRUMP HAS SHOWED US WHO DONALD TRUMP HAS SHOWED US WHO HE IS SINCE THE ELECTION AND HE IS SINCE THE ELECTION AND OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS. OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS. LOOK, WHEN YOU SAY I’M A LOOK, WHEN YOU SAY I’M A NATIONALIST IN FRONT OF THAT NATIONALIST IN FRONT OF THAT CROWD, THAT CROWD THAT’S CROWD, THAT CROWD THAT’S MAJORITY — THAT’S MAJORITY MAJORITY — THAT’S MAJORITY WHITE, IN THE CONTEXT OF YOUR WHITE, IN THE CONTEXT OF YOUR RACE BAITING WITH REGARDS TO RACE BAITING WITH REGARDS TO IMMIGRATION, WE KNOW THAT IMMIGRATION, WE KNOW THAT IMMIGRATION LAW IN THIS COUNTRY IMMIGRATION LAW IN THIS COUNTRY HAS ALWAYS BEEN ABOUT RACE, EVER HAS ALWAYS BEEN ABOUT RACE, EVER SINCE THE FIRST NATURALIZATION SINCE THE FIRST NATURALIZATION ACT IN THE 1800s. ACT IN THE 1800s. WE KNOW THAT THAT’S THE CASE. WE KNOW THAT THAT’S THE CASE. THE IDEA THAT JONATHAN SAID THAT THE IDEA THAT JONATHAN SAID THAT THE BLUE WAVE MIGHT BE A BLUE THE BLUE WAVE MIGHT BE A BLUE TRICKLE BECAUSE IT’S WORKING. TRICKLE BECAUSE IT’S WORKING. SO WE’RE TALKING ABOUT THE MORAL SO WE’RE TALKING ABOUT THE MORAL CHARACTER OF DONALD TRUMP, BUT CHARACTER OF DONALD TRUMP, BUT BY EXTENSION WE’RE TALKING ABOUT BY EXTENSION WE’RE TALKING ABOUT THE MORAL CHARACTER OF THE THE MORAL CHARACTER OF THE NATION. NATION. WHAT DOES IT MEAN THAT THIS IS WHAT DOES IT MEAN THAT THIS IS WORKING? WORKING? WHAT DOES IT SAY ABOUT WHO WITH WHAT DOES IT SAY ABOUT WHO WITH ERR? ERR? THIS IS PROFOUNDLY RACIST AND WE THIS IS PROFOUNDLY RACIST AND WE HAVE THESE MOMENTS IN THE HAVE THESE MOMENTS IN THE HISTORY OF THE COUNTRY WHERE WE HISTORY OF THE COUNTRY WHERE WE CAN ACTUALLY CHANGE THE COURSE CAN ACTUALLY CHANGE THE COURSE OF OUR PATTERN, THE DIRECTION. OF OUR PATTERN, THE DIRECTION. WE CAN ACTUALLY BE OTHERWISE, WE CAN ACTUALLY BE OTHERWISE, BUT IN THOSE MOMENTS IT SEEMS TO BUT IN THOSE MOMENTS IT SEEMS TO ME WE HAVE ALWAYS HISTORICALLY ME WE HAVE ALWAYS HISTORICALLY CHOSEN TO DOUBLE DOWN ON A CHOSEN TO DOUBLE DOWN ON A NOTION OF WHITENESS. NOTION OF WHITENESS. AND HERE DONALD TRUMP IS PUTTING AND HERE DONALD TRUMP IS PUTTING IT BEFORE US AGAIN AND IT SEEMS IT BEFORE US AGAIN AND IT SEEMS THAT EVERY SINGLE TIME THAT WE THAT EVERY SINGLE TIME THAT WE DO IT DEMOCRACY TAKES A BODY DO IT DEMOCRACY TAKES A BODY BLOW. BLOW. SO HERE WE ARE IN THIS MOMENT SO HERE WE ARE IN THIS MOMENT WHERE WHAT WE THINK IS A BLUE WHERE WHAT WE THINK IS A BLUE WAVE, WHICH I THINK WILL BE WAVE, WHICH I THINK WILL BE DETERMINED BY THOSE UNLIKELY DETERMINED BY THOSE UNLIKELY VOTERS, THOSE NONVOTERS, MAY VOTERS, THOSE NONVOTERS, MAY TURN INTO A TRICKLE BECAUSE TURN INTO A TRICKLE BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE CHOOSING TO BE PEOPLE ARE CHOOSING TO BE RACIST, JONATHAN. RACIST, JONATHAN. THEY’RE CHOOSING TO ACT ON THE THEY’RE CHOOSING TO ACT ON THE BASIS OF THEIR FEAR AND THAT BASIS OF THEIR FEAR AND THAT FEAR IS ROOTED IN THE FACT THAT FEAR IS ROOTED IN THE FACT THAT WHITE PEOPLE THINK THAT THEY WHITE PEOPLE THINK THAT THEY CAN’T HAVE THE LIFE THAT THEY CAN’T HAVE THE LIFE THAT THEY SHOULD HAVE AS WHITE PEOPLE. SHOULD HAVE AS WHITE PEOPLE.>>SOME OF THE POLLS TIGHTENING>>SOME OF THE POLLS TIGHTENING MIGHT BE THE NATURAL INCLINATION MIGHT BE THE NATURAL INCLINATION WHERE PEOPLE COME HOME TO THEIR WHERE PEOPLE COME HOME TO THEIR PARTIES DURING THE STRETCH RUN PARTIES DURING THE STRETCH RUN OF A CAMPAIGN. OF A CAMPAIGN. NOT EVERYONE FOLLOWS THE NOT EVERYONE FOLLOWS THE MIDTERMS PERHAPS AS CLOSELY AS MIDTERMS PERHAPS AS CLOSELY AS WE DO. WE DO. THE PRESIDENT HAS SEIZED ON A THE PRESIDENT HAS SEIZED ON A FEW ISSUES, IMMIGRATION WHICH IN FEW ISSUES, IMMIGRATION WHICH IN MANY WAYS MEANS RACE, AND THAT MANY WAYS MEANS RACE, AND THAT IS GENERATING ENTHUSIASM AMONG IS GENERATING ENTHUSIASM AMONG SOME REPUBLICANS WHO PREVIOUSLY SOME REPUBLICANS WHO PREVIOUSLY HAD BEEN DESPONDENT WHEN THEY HAD BEEN DESPONDENT WHEN THEY SAW THE 2018 ELECTION GO, FELT SAW THE 2018 ELECTION GO, FELT THIS WAS A LOST CAUSE AND NOW THIS WAS A LOST CAUSE AND NOW FEEL LIKE THEY HAVE REASON TO FEEL LIKE THEY HAVE REASON TO COME OUT AGAIN. COME OUT AGAIN. SOME TRUMP SUPPORTERS WHO WERE SOME TRUMP SUPPORTERS WHO WERE THERE FOR HIM IN 2016 WHO WERE THERE FOR HIM IN 2016 WHO WERE NOT TRADITIONAL REPUBLICAN NOT TRADITIONAL REPUBLICAN VOTERS, THE PEOPLE THAT VOTERS, THE PEOPLE THAT POLLSTERS MISSED TWO YEARS AGO, POLLSTERS MISSED TWO YEARS AGO, THOSE UNLIKELY VOTERS IN PLACES THOSE UNLIKELY VOTERS IN PLACES LIKE FLORIDA AND PENNSYLVANIA, LIKE FLORIDA AND PENNSYLVANIA, AND MICHIGAN, PEOPLE WHO WEREN’T AND MICHIGAN, PEOPLE WHO WEREN’T BEING COUNTED ON IN THE BEING COUNTED ON IN THE SAMPLINGS OF THESE ARE THE SAMPLINGS OF THESE ARE THE PEOPLE WE THINK WILL SHOW UP ON PEOPLE WE THINK WILL SHOW UP ON ELECTION DAY AND WHO PERHAPS ELECTION DAY AND WHO PERHAPS WOULDN’T HAVE COME OUT BECAUSE WOULDN’T HAVE COME OUT BECAUSE TRUMP’S NAME WASN’T ON THE TRUMP’S NAME WASN’T ON THE BALLOT, BUT NOW SEEM TO BE BALLOT, BUT NOW SEEM TO BE RESPONDING TO THE IDEA THAT THIS RESPONDING TO THE IDEA THAT THIS IS A REFERENDUM ON HIM AND HIS IS A REFERENDUM ON HIM AND HIS ISSUES, WHICH ARE ALSO IN MANY ISSUES, WHICH ARE ALSO IN MANY WAYS THE ISSUES THAT THEY WAYS THE ISSUES THAT THEY BELIEVE IN, EVEN IF THEY DON’T BELIEVE IN, EVEN IF THEY DON’T WANT TO ADMIT IT PUBLICLY. WANT TO ADMIT IT PUBLICLY.>>HISTORY WILL RECORD 13 DAYS>>HISTORY WILL RECORD 13 DAYS FROM NOW WHETHER THIS WORKS OR FROM NOW WHETHER THIS WORKS OR NOT. NOT. FOR DECADES TO COME, FOR FOR DECADES TO COME, FOR GENERATIONS TO COME HISTORY WILL GENERATIONS TO COME HISTORY WILL RECORD WHETHER DONALD TRUMP’S RECORD WHETHER DONALD TRUMP’S APPEAL TO RACISM AND BIGOTRY AND APPEAL TO RACISM AND BIGOTRY AND HATRED WILL WORK OR NOT. HATRED WILL WORK OR NOT. HERE IS THE INCREDIBLE THING, HERE IS THE INCREDIBLE THING, THAT IN 13 DAYS YOU WILL HAVE THAT IN 13 DAYS YOU WILL HAVE THE CHOICE TO DETERMINE HOW THE CHOICE TO DETERMINE HOW HISTORY IS WRITTEN, MORE SO THAN HISTORY IS WRITTEN, MORE SO THAN ANY ELECTION IN OUR LIFETIME. ANY ELECTION IN OUR LIFETIME. THIS WILL BE EITHER A THIS WILL BE EITHER A VERIFICATION OF WHO WE HAVE BEEN VERIFICATION OF WHO WE HAVE BEEN OR A REJECTION OF WHO WE HAVE OR A REJECTION OF WHO WE HAVE BEEN AND A DETERMINATION OF BEEN AND A DETERMINATION OF WHERE WE ARE GOING IF WE STILL WHERE WE ARE GOING IF WE STILL BELIEVE THAT WE’RE ONE NATION BELIEVE THAT WE’RE ONE NATION UNDER GOD AND IF WE STILL UNDER GOD AND IF WE STILL BELIEVE THAT OUT OF MANY WE ARE BELIEVE THAT OUT OF MANY WE ARE ONE. ONE. SO WE CAN’T SAY WHETHER THIS IS SO WE CAN’T SAY WHETHER THIS IS WORKING OR NOT BECAUSE WE WON’T WORKING OR NOT BECAUSE WE WON’T KNOW WHETHER THIS IS WORKING OR KNOW WHETHER THIS IS WORKING OR NOT UNTIL YOU GET UP 13 DAYS NOT UNTIL YOU GET UP 13 DAYS FROM NOW AND TAKE YOUR FAMILY FROM NOW AND TAKE YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO THE SCHOOL NEARBY AND FRIENDS TO THE SCHOOL NEARBY YOU OR THE POST OFFICE NEARBY YOU OR THE POST OFFICE NEARBY YOU OR A COMMUNITY CENTER NEARBY YOU OR A COMMUNITY CENTER NEARBY YOU AND VOTE. YOU AND VOTE. DO YOU REALIZE THAT? DO YOU REALIZE THAT? HOW AWESOME IS THAT? HOW AWESOME IS THAT? HOW AWE INSPIRING IS THAT, THAT HOW AWE INSPIRING IS THAT, THAT YOU, NOT ME, NOT MIKA, NOT YOU, NOT ME, NOT MIKA, NOT ANYBODY ON THIS PANEL, YOU HAVE ANYBODY ON THIS PANEL, YOU HAVE THE POWER TO WRITE HISTORY AND THE POWER TO WRITE HISTORY AND DETERMINE WHETHER WHAT YOU’RE DETERMINE WHETHER WHAT YOU’RE SEEING ON TV EVERY DAY WORKS OR SEEING ON TV EVERY DAY WORKS OR NOT. NOT. YOU HAVE 13 DAYS TO CALL YOUR YOU HAVE 13 DAYS TO CALL YOUR FRIENDS, YOUR NEIGHBORS, YOUR FRIENDS, YOUR NEIGHBORS, YOUR LOVED ONES, WHATEVER PARTY LOVED ONES, WHATEVER PARTY YOU’RE IN, WHATEVER SIDE YOU’RE YOU’RE IN, WHATEVER SIDE YOU’RE ON, HOWEVER YOU WANT THIS ON, HOWEVER YOU WANT THIS ELECTION TO TURN OUT, THE ELECTION TO TURN OUT, THE HISTORY OF THIS COUNTRY, WHO WE HISTORY OF THIS COUNTRY, WHO WE ARE AND WHO WE WILL BE WILL BE ARE AND WHO WE WILL BE WILL BE DETERMINED 13 DAYS FROM NOW. DETERMINED 13 DAYS FROM NOW. THAT’S PRETTY POWERFUL. THAT’S PRETTY POWERFUL. KATTY KAY, IT’S NOT JUST IN KATTY KAY, IT’S NOT JUST IN AMERICA WHERE THESE DECISIONS AMERICA WHERE THESE DECISIONS ARE BEING MADE, THEY’RE BEING ARE BEING MADE, THEY’RE BEING MADE IN BRITAIN, THEY’RE BEING MADE IN BRITAIN, THEY’RE BEING MADE ACROSS EUROPE, THEY ARE MADE ACROSS EUROPE, THEY ARE BEING MADE IN PLACES LIKE POLAND BEING MADE IN PLACES LIKE POLAND AND HUNGARY AND DEMOCRACY WITH A AND HUNGARY AND DEMOCRACY WITH A SMALL D ACTUALLY DOES SEEM TO BE SMALL D ACTUALLY DOES SEEM TO BE IN RETREAT OVER THE PAST FEW IN RETREAT OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS, DOESN’T IT? YEARS, DOESN’T IT?>>YEAH, AND I THINK THIS DEBATE>>YEAH, AND I THINK THIS DEBATE ABOUT PATRIOTISM VERSUS ABOUT PATRIOTISM VERSUS NATIONALISM IS PLAYING OUT IN NATIONALISM IS PLAYING OUT IN OTHER COUNTRIES, TOO, AND OTHER OTHER COUNTRIES, TOO, AND OTHER COUNTRIES ARE WATCHING HOW IT’S COUNTRIES ARE WATCHING HOW IT’S PLAYING OUT HOAR. PLAYING OUT HOAR. IT’S CLEAR PATRIOTISM IF DONALD IT’S CLEAR PATRIOTISM IF DONALD TRUMP HAD CHOSEN TO SAY I’M A TRUMP HAD CHOSEN TO SAY I’M A PATRIOT NO ONE WOULD HAVE BEEN PATRIOT NO ONE WOULD HAVE BEEN SHOCKED, BUT IT’S THIS IDEA OF SHOCKED, BUT IT’S THIS IDEA OF NATIONALISM WHICH IN THIS NATIONALISM WHICH IN THIS COUNTRY HAS CONNOTATIONS OF COUNTRY HAS CONNOTATIONS OF WHITE NATIONALISM AND RACE AND WHITE NATIONALISM AND RACE AND IN EUROPE HAS CONNOTATIONS OF IN EUROPE HAS CONNOTATIONS OF FASCISM AND A TAKEOVER OF POWER, FASCISM AND A TAKEOVER OF POWER, BUT IT’S ALWAYS ASSOCIATED WITH BUT IT’S ALWAYS ASSOCIATED WITH POWER AND WHETHER YOU WANT TO POWER AND WHETHER YOU WANT TO GRAB POWER FROM OTHER GROUPS, GRAB POWER FROM OTHER GROUPS, PATRIOTISM IS A LOVE OF YOUR OWN PATRIOTISM IS A LOVE OF YOUR OWN COUNTRY AND YOUR OWN VALUES, COUNTRY AND YOUR OWN VALUES, NATIONALISM HAS TO DO WITH NATIONALISM HAS TO DO WITH TAKING POWER FROM OTHER PEOPLE. TAKING POWER FROM OTHER PEOPLE. THE OTHER THING WE STARTED THIS THE OTHER THING WE STARTED THIS SHOW THIS MORNING LOOKING AT SHOW THIS MORNING LOOKING AT VICIOUSNESS IN LANGUAGE AND IT’S VICIOUSNESS IN LANGUAGE AND IT’S BECOMING AN AMERICAN EXPORT AT BECOMING AN AMERICAN EXPORT AT THE MOMENT. THE MOMENT. DURING THE COURSE OF THIS DURING THE COURSE OF THIS WEEKEND THERESA MAY WAS CALLED WEEKEND THERESA MAY WAS CALLED UPON BY MEMBERS OF HER OWN PARTY UPON BY MEMBERS OF HER OWN PARTY TO BRING A NOOSE TO THE NEXT TO BRING A NOOSE TO THE NEXT MEETING THAT SHE HAD WITH THEM MEETING THAT SHE HAD WITH THEM BECAUSE SHE WAS ENTERING THE BECAUSE SHE WAS ENTERING THE KILLING ZONE. KILLING ZONE. THAT IS THE KIND OF LANGUAGE THAT IS THE KIND OF LANGUAGE THAT WE ARE HEARING AROUND THE THAT WE ARE HEARING AROUND THE WORLD IN POLITICS AT THE MOMENT. WORLD IN POLITICS AT THE MOMENT. I’M NOT SAYING THAT IT’S COMING I’M NOT SAYING THAT IT’S COMING DIRECTLY FROM THE UNITED STATES, DIRECTLY FROM THE UNITED STATES, BUT THE KINDS OF LANGUAGE THAT BUT THE KINDS OF LANGUAGE THAT DONALD TRUMP USES, CHOOSES TO DONALD TRUMP USES, CHOOSES TO USE WHEN HE GETS UP AT RALLIES USE WHEN HE GETS UP AT RALLIES IS FOSTERING AN ATMOSPHERE LIKE IS FOSTERING AN ATMOSPHERE LIKE THIS WHERE PEOPLE FEEL THEY CAN THIS WHERE PEOPLE FEEL THEY CAN USE THIS VICIOUS ANGRY LANGUAGE USE THIS VICIOUS ANGRY LANGUAGE TO THE DETRIMENT OF OTHER PEOPLE

100 thoughts on “President Donald Trump Embraces ‘Nationalist’ Ahead Of Midterms | Morning Joe | MSNBC

  1. What the crap are you people talking about?
    There was never an idea that we are one.
    I had to deal with racist folk, particularly toward black people, when I was in the military.
    Should’ve been called the Divided Fakes of America.

  2. Nationalist—National Socialist German Workers Party–Nazi for short Trump is a Nationalist, he's German, he's Racist–bombs go out day after his proclamation, A dog whistle, a call to arms…Hes stocking the flames of division by appealing to skinheads

  3. The Republicans will win in the midterms. Trump will win re-election in 2020. He will cancel elections from now on after that. He will rule from then on. There are many dictators like Trump rising in other countries around the world and I don't believe it's a coincidence. Believe in Christ. I think this is the end of the world.

  4. I'll put this simple so those on the left who have small brains will understand. If the Founding Fathers lived today they'd be nationalists. Nationalism is what leads immigrants to assimilate. Nationalism is what FDR appealed to after Pearl Harbor. Nationalism is why the Union won the Civil War.

  5. If any person of Color DARES TO HAVE A RIGHT TO DEFEND THEMSELVES from further Assassination and VIOLENCE, THESE NATIONALIST REPUBLICAN MONSTERS will make us all feel like anyone not US has no right to defend themselves and we should join these demons and sell our souls to fear. ITS TIME TO LEAVE THESE ZOMBIES as they HOARD around in-humanity of this ORANGE NEANDERTHAL, his followers, and his HANDLERS who puppet him to CULL the population of people. TURN HIM OFF, turn the TV off trump, no attention, no energy, no focus, BE HAPPY, defend your self and your neighbor and your loved ones. When will it be too late to turn our home, our country from these theives.

  6. Am I the only one who can see the irony in the US borrowing money from China to prop up the Republicans mismanaging the economy while a Republican president talks about being a "nationalist"?The" nation" that is getting the most benefit is China. So is Trump a Chinese "nationalist"?

  7. Big-headed Joe the Alien (strange head??No?) ..let me set you straight you leftist dork! Every person who fought in for the US in WW2 was a nationalist…every American who loves and respects the US is a Nationalist…but "nationalist" is a bad word to the Left – they hate America. So, that's why Trump got elected and Cankles The Crook/Felon didn't…try to stuff that in your head.

  8. Seems like a lot of people see racism in a lot of irrelevant opinions.
    Nationalism = hating on blacks ?
    🙄🙄🙄🙄

  9. The Difference Between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does , and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does ; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility while the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to a war .

  10. The Trumps & Kurshner are among the Stupidest, Uneducated, Low IQ, Corrupt, Disrespectful, Despicable, Creatures to walk this Earth! A Complete & Total Waste of Space!!!

  11. The Trumps & Kurshner are among the Stupidest, most Uneducated, Disgusting, Low IQ, Corrupt, Disrespectful, Despicable, Creatures to walk this Earth! A Complete & Total Waste of Space!!!

  12. Nationalism is a poor substitute for American Exceptionalism, which we seem to have gotten away from demonstrating on the world stage.

  13. Does Donald Trump even understand the meaning of "nationalist?" He's creating the same furor of Hitler's days. Trump is killing whatever is left of America's democracy.

  14. If you think in terms of concentric circles, the innermost ring is family, then follows clan, next comes tribe, until finally you have nation. So yeah, moving along the same lines as "race" even though technically not being a racist issue. However, by stating that you're a "nationalist" you have at the very least signalled that you think in terms of us and them.

  15. Nationalist def:  a person who advocates political independence for a country vs a globalist.  MSNBC democrat hacks are morons and need to move to Venezuela that is more of what they want.

  16. Have you tried so many hacker and all you got was no result right? Well much talk leads to no result but I'm sure seeing is believe. Just dont quit yet, pull up your last faith and write hackem[email protected] with one mind and he'll help you hack anything such as PayPal, credit card, debit card, phone Bill, bank account, bitcoin, cash app, reservations, Venmo and all. Or maybe you needed to erase any bad record and start online business that give income everyday.

  17. Way to go, President Trump!!!!!
    Greatest U.S. president since Dwight D. Eisenhower!!! M.A.G.A.
    👍🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  18. TRUMP=WASTE OF HUMAN DNA …NATIONALIST…LAUGHABLE…MONEY FROM RUSSIA , SAUDI, TRADE MARKS FROM CHINA , TRUMP PRODUCTS MADE IN CHINA , MEXICO , INDIA, TRUMP BRANDS GLOBAL…TRUMP /TRAITOR/ GANGSTER….SOCIOPATH..VOTE…REMOVE THIS MISTAKE TO DEMOCRACY..USMC

  19. The German word Nazi derives from Nationalist, as in…OverZealous, NaZionalism. When he (it, that)… say's 'nationalist', he (it, that) means WHITE NATIONALIST. Two years into his Emperorship, and he (it, that)… becomes comfortable in his own (it's own)… AUDACITY.
    APOCALYPSE is a Greek word, which means 'lifting of what is veiled',.."uncover, disclose, reveal,"….all that is hidden is being revealed. Let us remain focused upon the Light which dispels darkness, and causes that which is hidden, to be revealed…..

  20. Hello I an sitting in Australia and as an outside observer I think that you have been tricked into concentrating on his garbage and have forgotten the main woldwide problem that your President is creating he is destroying your country and wrecking the western freedom Whether Republican or Democrat Just get him out of office before it is to late to recover from the damage he is causing

  21. I always thought he was southern nationalist. Before. He came out with the you could've look in any dictionary even Google southern natiolism neant somebody who believes things should be the way they were. Mmmhhh mmm MAGA. Southern nationalism and MAGA. Were the same dann thing don't believe me Google it

  22. Nationalist is now define as. Good reason why he walked away from the human right council out country is being ran by barbarians

  23. I am not advocating that trumps rhetoric doesn't need to be addressed, but given the fact that he is known for misdirection, leads me to wonder what he is actually doing. For instance, Is he still playing golf? or is he too busy holding campaign rallies? I reference the actual things that are being done that will affect us for the next generation and beyond. Just a short, incomplete list, Climate Change, environmental regulation, appointment of federal judges etc. It's not the misdirection, but why the misdirection.

  24. Well, maybe it will take longer than we thought, but we will overcome this Trump wave, and we shall remain steadfast no matter what. We will be strong. We will over come this cancer that Trump has spread. it is a disease that we will still have to fight, because those of us who are strong will not give in or give up.

  25. Seems like we are losing our senses as our grandparents and previous leaders have died out and are dying out..we are like grown kids out of control, no parental control anymore. We are running wild, out of control and undisciplined..acting like spoiled, mean, brats and bullies. Everything Trump plays out. What a very sad state of affairs. Grow up, America. and be the parents and leaders you were meant (voted in) to be.

  26. The common denominator of failure is excuses because every failing person has an excuse that exempts them from any blame and places the blame on another entity and when they do that that person has no need to fix the problem because its not their fault and they go free from blame or need to improve themselves because now its on some other person not them.

  27. The Beast trump has created will eat him. Mark my words on that. …. " When I despair, I remember that all through History the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in he end they always fall. Think of it always " . Mahatma Gandhi.

  28. As long as everybody realises everything trump says is a lie and he will change his mind about anything. He may find things a little harder in the future.

  29. One thing is for sure The Narrative of the Nationalist is quite different from The Narrative of the self-proclaimed socialist in the Democratic Party. Have any of you journalists have any decency to remove your biased and Report objective Fair news?

  30. Hahahaa CNN, It's interesting to examin both sides. CNN cut and pastes clips to suit their narrative. Incredible mind control. #walkaway.

  31. Joe be a sponsor. Sponsor an alien and let them move in with you and you can be responsible for them and feel good about it and fill a need. Stand Joe Stand and do something the Imagerints need you JOE WHAT about the Imagerints?? NO JOE WHAT ABOUT AMERICA???

  32. To Donald Trump America it's people the 17 agencies Plus that protect us and our allies the standing of America's democracy Justice Liberty and equality fairness and compassion all of it is a game to him they're chess board pieces that he feels he can move around at any time in any way and he sits back and watches how the game all falls together and when it doesn't fall to his pleasure he changes the rules and changes the pieces around to suit him and his pleasure America has not lost its standing as the superpower of the world as Putin has recently said that which Putin said is real false news..

  33. Just as the blood of journalist khashoggi is on the hands of the Saudi Nation as a whole so too are these bombs that have been sent out on the hands and the soul of Donald Trump this is not a game and I have no doubt that the great FBI would get to the bottom of this as well.

  34. The fact is a significant portion of Trump's base is racist…that's indisputable…..Trump is dog whistling that portion for them to turn out next month…simple

  35. guess that shows who you Americans really are 33% Neo Nazi 33% raciest 33 % bonehead stupid on the Republicans side on the Democrats site 50% that care 25% that to stupid to vote and 25% to lazy to vote

  36. Only an Anti-American traitor of the lowest sort destroys their own country's environment and wildlife. He and his cult followers are traitors.

  37. Eddie is the only one in that show WITH THE BALLS to say the truth about the racism in America. The only one, and I applaud you Eddie. please keep up.

  38. Goebbels held right-wing nationalist views and was appalled when Social Democratic Party leader, Philipp Scheidemann, declared a republic in Berlin

  39. Try a dictionary to learn the definition of a Nationalist , you'll likely find you are one and hope everyone else is too … stupid lady wants you think it means a "White" nationalist … she wants you to feel like you're a victim so she can be your leader of victimhood !!

  40. Notice how the liberal media will blame everyone except the block of voters that put that manic in the WH? That block of voters that hate the left. That block of voters that demonize the left. That block of voters -> the right-wing Christians.. You know, The cheering crowd at trump rallies. The roaring crowd that jumps to its feet when trump talks about violence. Those right-wing Christians.
    The liberals are wondering why they are losing this fight… Well it was your political correctness that gave these manics(the right-wing Christians) a free pass for every action and position.
    It was your political correctness that handicapped you from any criticism of the right-wing Christians and now we are here, a place where the right-wing Christians can say and support anything without criticism from the left bc religion and the left is paralyzed with political correctness.

  41. Bleeding heart crying liberal fest. Boo hoo hoo. Trump is so bad. If Trump listen to these regards he would be nothing today.

  42. The carravan are not migrants or immagrants they are refugees fleeing for the lives. The USA citizens would not be here if their ancestors had not left because of racism, country forced religion, and fear of being deported or hung because they disagreed. Think about what is written on the statue of liberty and then do as you are meant to do as Americans.

  43. White nationalist must be one of his financial backers isn't that right Mueller, keep on the investigation as long as he opens his mouth

  44. This particular news piece brought to light an entirely shocking and unexpected bit of information. …there's a library at Mara Lago?!?!? But…but…but…the Cheetoh in Chief can't even read — what's the purpose of it?

  45. Apparently MSNBC will not be satisfied until america becomes an Arab country like Sweden.

    At least, mexicans and brazilians are not muslim. They can actually be integrated into american society.

  46. we get arrested when we threaten peoples lives even if we use vauge words, not traitorous scumb ags that are above the law and by definition are not american, americans live under the law.
    what does constitution say about our duty to fight tyrants? think im failing to obey that law.

  47. Definition of nationalism
    1 : loyalty and devotion to a nation
    especially : a sense of national consciousness (see CONSCIOUSNESS sense 1c) exalting one nation above all others and placing primary emphasis on promotion of its culture and interests as opposed to those of other nations or supranational groups
    Intense nationalism was one of the causes of the war.
    2 : a nationalist movement or government
    opposing nationalisms

  48. Seriously – American's need to get awake – for a President to use that word after former president and other prominent politicians have been sent letter-bombs and very likely, by White-Nationalists – it's a thumbs-up to them! Trump's a Tyrant: Inciting violence and terror against USA citizens is an act of Treason – but WHERE are the wishy-washy democrats to deliver that POINT? Oh – nowhere…

  49. Putin must be loving this.
    His aim of undermining Democracy around the world is coming true, he's managed to throw so many countries into disarray with his actions that are supporting Right Wing Extremist and Fascist groups around the world.

    A long term aim of Putin's has been to "prove" that Democracy is a sham, that ALL countries political systems are rigged, just like Russia's is, to justify to the Russian people that they cannot hope for anything better, that wherever they go, and whatever political system is in place, the rabid corruption is still there, that Russia could not hope for better than Putin and his cronies looting the country out of their own greed.

    Putin has tried really hard to break the EU with the attempts to place Far Right Wing Fascists (Who are serving his wishes, just like Trump is) into control of major countries, but it failed in Europe. In Europe Fascism and the Far Right are things of fear and are remembered for the extreme amount of death, misery and suffering that they caused within living memory.
    Fascism, White Extremists and the Far Right are not and have not been praised by a large proportion of the populace like they have been in America. Europe fought against Fascism while America was still supporting and favouring it.

    America has always been a very racist nation, with far too much of an obsession with race and origin.
    Look at how people are described even today, Irish-American, Italian-American, Latin-American, African-American and so many more divisions that are openly and purposefully used to make sure that people don't come together and support each other. Purposefully pushed to ghettoise groups to prevent them gaining power and becoming a threat to the rich white people who still openly believe in white supremacy and racism.

    This is a MAJOR issue that America seems to be unwilling to deal with in any way at all.
    Sure, there are laws passed that suggest that all people are equal, but what is the ratio of white and non-white in prisons? What is the ratio of white and non-white that are prosecuted for drug offences?
    How many white men are CEO's, compared to non-whites and women?
    White men are a fraction of the number of people in America, yet they hold a hugely out-sized proportion of power and privilege compared to everyone else.
    Until actual race equality is properly solved in the US, and proper democracy is instated, the USA will always be a failed "experiment".

    But the present peril has been purely manufactured by Putin, with the aid and known assistance of Trump and many in the Republican party, the same people who are actively rigging this coming election.
    There is rampant Gerrymandering, Voter Fraud and engineered Disenfranchisement of non-whites especially going on right now in the US, with extreme cases like the crooked politico who is running for office while also being the overseer of his own election AND is withholding the election rights of many thousands of people, who are, no surprise, mainly non-white, even though the area is mainly a white majority place!

    The world is looking at America right now and seeing somewhere that is all but indistinguishable from a banana republic or fascist state where all elections are openly rigged for the incumbent.
    We will see what happens in November, but we can already see the depths of lies, fraud and outright fearmongering that the American Government is attempting to cause to tip this election in their own favour.

    This is America's Last Chance before all that the people of the US have ever dreamed of is either outright lost, or embraced.
    Because if Trump wins, there will be nothing to prevent him from doing whatever he wants, and he's openly stated that he wants to be President for Life, worshipped and worse.
    At present, Trump has control of ALL branches of Government, regardless of what the Constitution says, and he is actively using that power for his own personal greed, as well as giving out whatever anyone wants, if they pay him enough.
    Without Democrats gaining control of at least the Senate and House, there are no practical brakes on Trump's stupidity and insanity.

    Last chance America!
    Use it well, for all our sakes.

  50. Can anyone here google the term nationalism for me? Then point out which of the definitions you have a problem with. Let's discuss this logically if you're willing.

  51. Right after declaring himself as nationalist, they start finding the bombs! This terrorism of State already has an intellectual author.

  52. As a proud nationalist I voted red white and blue….dam commies at the voting station said I spoiled my ballot paper.
    I looked him straight in the eye and quick as a flash told him you spoilt my country….
    All true nationalists should 'spoil ' their papers and vote red white and blue.

  53. I'm hispanic and I'm a NATIONALIST. America first, foreigners second. Definition of nationalism-Nationalism is a political, social, and economic system characterized by the promotion of the interests of a particular nation, especially with the aim of gaining and maintaining sovereignty over the homeland. EVERYONE SHOULD BE AN AMERICAN NATIONALIST.

  54. The Caravan is the right thing for the Russians to capitalize on. Be sure: if the wave becomes a trickle you will find sooner or later the Russians are behind it.

  55. He's telling you a flat LIE, when he says "It's Working!" Trump wants to depress you, discourage you, so you lose hope, and don't go voting! DON'T FALL FOR IT! VOTE! VOTE!!!!!!!!!!

  56. Mika and Joe were fine with Trumps birtherism, while they were great buddies with him. Bit late now to join the resistence

  57. Trump is represented by white supremacy group as Steve banon said he will destroy the system and trump is a savage president for the deplorable Putin deck lair American are not super power it’s finished

  58. We now have three parties,,,Trump has just created a Nationalist party. The Democrat Party the Republican Party and the Nationalist Party.

  59. Wow! Every President has been a Nationalist, with the exception of Obama who is a racist and globalist who put all other countries ahead of the U.S., and utilized fascist tactics to push the Democrat's objective of turning our government into a "Democratic Socialist – Communism" form of government. I find it funny how anytime Trump, whom speaks horribly, tries to bring American's together, the Democrat's call him racist, sexist, homophobic, etc. This isn't just a fascist tactic, it immoral, unethical, and sounds like a bunch of teenagers who can't control their emotions long enough to listen before throwing a fit. Of course there is fear! Democrat leaders have been calling for people to hate one another, to attack one another, to shut down free speech so that the misinformation they are providing is the only information being fed to you. This is why we, U.S. Americans, need to do our own research and listen to everyone who is talking so that we can make an informed decision. While it's not Presidential to call the press the enemy, it is factual, as based on their thousands of videos you can pull up here on YouTube 24/7/365.

  60. TRUMP is so illiterate (despite his own paid college education/college degree that is worthless in reality) he has no idea what he is saying and is embarrassed by those who do, therefore attacks those in open forum…as just tends to say things that he knows will rile up and get his supporter going in a negative violent way, as they have no idea and just want a leader which he seriously is not for going down the right road excluding violence and accumulating love & peace etc !!!

  61. The left doesnt get to RE-define 'nationalist' and then demand everyone else accept that definition. They LOVE to dictate new definitions of language that most people simply do not accept (see: racism = prejudice + power). Someone who is a 'white nationalist' might hold the same view as I that we should put the needs of the country FIRST, however that by NO means infers b/c we share that agreement that automatically I agree with his 'racial' interpretation of 'nationalism.' The holocaust was committed by self-defined 'National SOCIALISTS,' so does that mean that 'socialist' is now irrevocably tied to the holocaust and/or antisemitism? If so then every 'socialist' on the left should be necessarily vilified for using the term in the same ways they are attempting to do here.

  62. Any person who has just one color friends, join ethnic gangs, sticks to one color music or people, are nationalist.

  63. The world is better off with a globalistic family and being muts. I German-Irish-Cherokee, my son is half Korean, his wives were Philippino, half Mexican. I have one granddaughter half Philippino The whole make up is German-Irish-Cherokee-Mexican-Aztec-Chinese-Spanish-Korean. Which ways do I go, which way do I go

  64. definition for nationalist
    a person who advocates political independence for a country.

    I truly hope my president is a nationalist because i want political independence for my country. If you are not a nationalist please leave the United States.

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