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RIGHT NOW.>>>HELLO, AND NAFTMASTE,>>>HELLO, AND NAFTMASTE, EVERYONE. EVERYONE. IT’S 4:00 IN NEW YORK CITY. IT’S 4:00 IN NEW YORK CITY. I’M JOHN HEILEMANN FROM FOR I’M JOHN HEILEMANN FROM FOR NICOLLE WALLACE. NICOLLE WALLACE. JUST TWO WEEKS FROM MASS JUST TWO WEEKS FROM MASS SHOOTING THAT’S LEFT DOZENS SHOOTING THAT’S LEFT DOZENS DEAD, ONE SPECIFICALLY TARGETING DEAD, ONE SPECIFICALLY TARGETING HISPANICS. HISPANICS. IT’S APPALLINGLY PARENT HOW IT’S APPALLINGLY PARENT HOW LITTLE IMPACT THESE SLAUGHTERS LITTLE IMPACT THESE SLAUGHTERS HAVE HAD ON PRESIDENT DONALD HAVE HAD ON PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP. TRUMP. TODAY THE PRESIDENT IS GIVING TODAY THE PRESIDENT IS GIVING EVERY INDICATION HE’S RETREATING EVERY INDICATION HE’S RETREATING ON THE PROMISE OF GUN REFORM BY ON THE PROMISE OF GUN REFORM BY AT THE SAME TIME RETURNING TO AT THE SAME TIME RETURNING TO HIS FOCUS ON POLICIES THAT HIS FOCUS ON POLICIES THAT TARGET LATINOS. TARGET LATINOS. WE WILL GET TO GUNS IN A MOMENT. WE WILL GET TO GUNS IN A MOMENT.>>>BUT FIRST THIS MORNING HIS>>>BUT FIRST THIS MORNING HIS ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCING A NEW ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCING A NEW RULE THAT WILL ALLOW U.S. TO RULE THAT WILL ALLOW U.S. TO HOLD MIGRANT FAMILIES IN HOLD MIGRANT FAMILIES IN DETENTION INDEFINITELY IF THEY DETENTION INDEFINITELY IF THEY CROSS THE BORDER ILLEGALLY. CROSS THE BORDER ILLEGALLY. THAT WOULD BE THE LATEST TURN OF THAT WOULD BE THE LATEST TURN OF THE SCREW AT THE U.S./MEXICAN THE SCREW AT THE U.S./MEXICAN BORDER WHERE TRUMP’S POLICIES BORDER WHERE TRUMP’S POLICIES SEPARATES FAMILIES, PUT BABIES SEPARATES FAMILIES, PUT BABIES IN CAGES IN WOEFULLY INADEQUATE IN CAGES IN WOEFULLY INADEQUATE COMMUNITIES. COMMUNITIES. SO LESS THAN THREE WEEKS AFTER A SO LESS THAN THREE WEEKS AFTER A MASS SHOOTING AIMED DIRECTLY AT MASS SHOOTING AIMED DIRECTLY AT LATINOS AND ARGUABLY FUELED BY LATINOS AND ARGUABLY FUELED BY TRUMP’S OWN WORDS, WE’RE BACKED TRUMP’S OWN WORDS, WE’RE BACKED BY POLICIES OF FEAR AND CRUELTY BY POLICIES OF FEAR AND CRUELTY FROM THIS ADMINISTRATION. FROM THIS ADMINISTRATION. AND BACK TO WHERE WE STARTED ON AND BACK TO WHERE WE STARTED ON GUN CONTROL, WHICH IS NOWHERE. GUN CONTROL, WHICH IS NOWHERE. LED BY A PRESIDENT WHO SEEMS TO LED BY A PRESIDENT WHO SEEMS TO BE CAPITULATING TO THE NRA. BE CAPITULATING TO THE NRA. WE LEARNED AS MUCH ABOUT A PHONE WE LEARNED AS MUCH ABOUT A PHONE CALL BETWEEN TRUMP AND HEAD OF CALL BETWEEN TRUMP AND HEAD OF THE NRA, WAYNE LaPIERRE, WHO THE NRA, WAYNE LaPIERRE, WHO SAID UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS SAID UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS ARE NOT — NOT ON THE TABLE, ARE NOT — NOT ON THE TABLE, DESPITE TRUMP’S PUBLIC PLEDGE DESPITE TRUMP’S PUBLIC PLEDGE RIGHT AFTER THESE MOST RECENT RIGHT AFTER THESE MOST RECENT SHOOTINGS TO FINALLY TAKE SHOOTINGS TO FINALLY TAKE DECISIVE ACTION. DECISIVE ACTION. EVEN IF THAT MEANT BREAKING WITH EVEN IF THAT MEANT BREAKING WITH THE NRA. THE NRA.>>LOOK, THE NRA HAS OVER THE>>LOOK, THE NRA HAS OVER THE YEARS TAKEN A VERY, VERY TOUGH YEARS TAKEN A VERY, VERY TOUGH STANCE ON EVERYTHING AND I STANCE ON EVERYTHING AND I UNDERSTAND IT. UNDERSTAND IT. YOU KNOW, IT’S A SLIPPERY SLOPE. YOU KNOW, IT’S A SLIPPERY SLOPE. THEY THINK YOU APPROVE ONE THING THEY THINK YOU APPROVE ONE THING AND THAT LEADS TO A LOT OF BAD AND THAT LEADS TO A LOT OF BAD THINGS. THINGS. I DON’T AGREE WITH THAT. I DON’T AGREE WITH THAT. I THINK WE CAN DO MEANINGFUL, I THINK WE CAN DO MEANINGFUL, VERY MEANINGFUL BACKGROUND VERY MEANINGFUL BACKGROUND CHECKS. CHECKS.>>THIS, OF COURSE, IS NOT THE>>THIS, OF COURSE, IS NOT THE FIRST TIME TRUMP MADE A PROMISE FIRST TIME TRUMP MADE A PROMISE ON GUN SAFETY AND TURNED AROUND ON GUN SAFETY AND TURNED AROUND AND BROKEN IT. AND BROKEN IT. TWO WEEKS AFTER THE SHOOTING IN TWO WEEKS AFTER THE SHOOTING IN PARKLAND, FLORIDA, THE PRESIDENT PARKLAND, FLORIDA, THE PRESIDENT DECLARED UNLIKE OTHER MEMBERS OF DECLARED UNLIKE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE PARTY, THE NRA WOULD NOT THE PARTY, THE NRA WOULD NOT HAVE ANY POWER OVER DONALD J. HAVE ANY POWER OVER DONALD J. TRUMP. TRUMP.>>THE REASON I HAD LUNCH WITH>>THE REASON I HAD LUNCH WITH THE NRA ON SUNDAY, I CALLED THEM THE NRA ON SUNDAY, I CALLED THEM AND SAID YOU HAVE TO COME OVER, AND SAID YOU HAVE TO COME OVER, FELLAS, YOU HAVE TO DO FELLAS, YOU HAVE TO DO SOMETHING. SOMETHING. THEY HAVE GREAT POWER, GREAT THEY HAVE GREAT POWER, GREAT POWER OVER YOUR PEOPLE. POWER OVER YOUR PEOPLE. LESS POWER OVER ME. LESS POWER OVER ME. WHAT DO I NEED? WHAT DO I NEED?>>WHAT AN INCREDIBLE STATEMENT>>WHAT AN INCREDIBLE STATEMENT THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN IF TRUE. THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN IF TRUE. BUT NOW TODAY, THOUGH HE DENIED BUT NOW TODAY, THOUGH HE DENIED HE MADE ANY PROMISES TO HE MADE ANY PROMISES TO LaPIERRE, TRUMP ALSO SERIOUSLY LaPIERRE, TRUMP ALSO SERIOUSLY MUDDIED HIS STANCE ON WHAT GUN MUDDIED HIS STANCE ON WHAT GUN REFORM MEANS TO HIM, ECHOING NRA REFORM MEANS TO HIM, ECHOING NRA TALKING POINTS ALONG THE WAY. TALKING POINTS ALONG THE WAY.>>WHY SHOULDN’T ANYONE WHO>>WHY SHOULDN’T ANYONE WHO WANTS TO BUY A GUN GO THROUGH A WANTS TO BUY A GUN GO THROUGH A BACKGROUND CHECK, WHAT’S WRONG BACKGROUND CHECK, WHAT’S WRONG WITH THAT? WITH THAT?>>WHAT WE’RE DOING IS I WANT>>WHAT WE’RE DOING IS I WANT GUNS TO BE IN THE HANDS OF GUNS TO BE IN THE HANDS OF PEOPLE WHO ARE MENTALLY STABLE. PEOPLE WHO ARE MENTALLY STABLE. THOSE PEOPLE, I WANT THEM TO THOSE PEOPLE, I WANT THEM TO EASILY BE ABLE TO GET A GUN BUT EASILY BE ABLE TO GET A GUN BUT PEOPLE THAT ARE INSANE, PEOPLE PEOPLE THAT ARE INSANE, PEOPLE THAT ARE SICK UP HERE, I DON’T THAT ARE SICK UP HERE, I DON’T WANT THEM TO BE ABLE TO GET A WANT THEM TO BE ABLE TO GET A GUN. GUN. I HAVE PLAINLY SAID AND I DON’T I HAVE PLAINLY SAID AND I DON’T THINK I HAVE CHANGED POSITIONS THINK I HAVE CHANGED POSITIONS AT ALL, WE’RE WORKING ON AT ALL, WE’RE WORKING ON BACKGROUND CHECKS. BACKGROUND CHECKS. THERE ARE THINGS WE CAN DO. THERE ARE THINGS WE CAN DO. WE HAVE SERIOUS BACKGROUND WE HAVE SERIOUS BACKGROUND CHECKS AND STRONG BACKGROUND CHECKS AND STRONG BACKGROUND CHECKS. CHECKS. WE CAN CLOSE UP THE GAPS, DO WE CAN CLOSE UP THE GAPS, DO THINGS THAT ARE VERY GOOD AND THINGS THAT ARE VERY GOOD AND THINGS, FRANKLY, GUN OWNERS WANT THINGS, FRANKLY, GUN OWNERS WANT TO HAVE DONE. TO HAVE DONE.>>HERE TO TALK US THROUGH IT>>HERE TO TALK US THROUGH IT ALL FROM “THE WASHINGTON POST,” ALL FROM “THE WASHINGTON POST,” WHITE HOUSE BUREAU CHIEF PHIL WHITE HOUSE BUREAU CHIEF PHIL RUCKER AND WITH ME ON SAID RUCKER AND WITH ME ON SAID FORMER CONGRESSWOMAN DONNA FORMER CONGRESSWOMAN DONNA EDWARDS, FORMER CONGRESSMAN AND EDWARDS, FORMER CONGRESSMAN AND NOW AN INDEPENDENT, PROUDLY SO, NOW AN INDEPENDENT, PROUDLY SO, DAVID JOLLY AND MARIA PIN OSO, DAVID JOLLY AND MARIA PIN OSO, ANCHOR AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF ANCHOR AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF NPR’S “LATINO U.S.A..” NPR’S “LATINO U.S.A..” PHIL, YOU HEARD THE PRESIDENT PHIL, YOU HEARD THE PRESIDENT THERE IN THAT PIECE OF SOUND THERE IN THAT PIECE OF SOUND SAYING I DON’T THINK I CHANGED SAYING I DON’T THINK I CHANGED MY MIND AT ALL. MY MIND AT ALL. I THINK PRETTY MUCH WITH EYES IN I THINK PRETTY MUCH WITH EYES IN THEIR HEADS SEE HIM AS HAVING THEIR HEADS SEE HIM AS HAVING CHANGED HIS MIND OR SAYING ONE CHANGED HIS MIND OR SAYING ONE THING AND NOW DOING ANOTHER. THING AND NOW DOING ANOTHER. TELL US WHAT THE REAL DEAL IS ON TELL US WHAT THE REAL DEAL IS ON WHERE THE PRESIDENT IS ON WHERE THE PRESIDENT IS ON BACKGROUND CHECKS AT THIS HOUR? BACKGROUND CHECKS AT THIS HOUR?>>HE HAS CHANGED HIS MIND,>>HE HAS CHANGED HIS MIND, JOHN. JOHN. THE WORD OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE THE WORD OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE LAST NIGHT AND CONTINUING TODAY LAST NIGHT AND CONTINUING TODAY IS THAT HE WILL NOT BE IS THAT HE WILL NOT BE SUPPORTLING UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND SUPPORTLING UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS, WHICH IS SOMETHING HE CHECKS, WHICH IS SOMETHING HE INDICATED VERY STRONGLY IN THE INDICATED VERY STRONGLY IN THE IMMEDIATE AFTERMATH OF THE EL IMMEDIATE AFTERMATH OF THE EL PASO AND DAYTON SHOOTINGS THAT PASO AND DAYTON SHOOTINGS THAT HE WOULD GET BEHIND AND THAT’S HE WOULD GET BEHIND AND THAT’S SIMPLY BECAUSE HE’S LISTENING TO SIMPLY BECAUSE HE’S LISTENING TO THE NRA AND FOLLOWING WHAT THE NRA AND FOLLOWING WHAT THEY’RE SAYING. THEY’RE SAYING. WE SHOULD KEEP IN MIND, HE TALKS WE SHOULD KEEP IN MIND, HE TALKS ABOUT THE NRA AS IF THEY’RE ABOUT THE NRA AS IF THEY’RE PERHAPS A BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT PERHAPS A BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT OR THEY HAVE A SEAT AT THE TABLE OR THEY HAVE A SEAT AT THE TABLE IN MAKING POLICY IN THIS IN MAKING POLICY IN THIS COUNTRY, AND THEY DON’T. COUNTRY, AND THEY DON’T. THERE ARE A LOBBYING GROUP. THERE ARE A LOBBYING GROUP. IT’S A SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP, IT’S A SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP, THE SAME KIND OF SPECIAL THE SAME KIND OF SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS THAT’S PRET INTEREST GROUPS THAT’S PRET CAMPAIGNED SAYING HE WOULDN’T CAMPAIGNED SAYING HE WOULDN’T LISTEN TO BUT THEY SPEAK FOR SO LISTEN TO BUT THEY SPEAK FOR SO MANY MEMBERS OF TRUMP’S MANY MEMBERS OF TRUMP’S POLITICAL BASE THAT HE IS POLITICAL BASE THAT HE IS LISTENING TO THEM AND HE’S LISTENING TO THEM AND HE’S SHAPING HIS POLICY BASED ON WHAT SHAPING HIS POLICY BASED ON WHAT THE NRA LEADERS WANT. THE NRA LEADERS WANT. THIS DOESN’T MEAN THERE MAY NOT THIS DOESN’T MEAN THERE MAY NOT BE SOME FORM OF GUN IDEAS, BE SOME FORM OF GUN IDEAS, PROPOSALS THAT COME OUT OF THE PROPOSALS THAT COME OUT OF THE ADMINISTRATION WHEN CONGRESS ADMINISTRATION WHEN CONGRESS GETS BACK IN SEPTEMBER. GETS BACK IN SEPTEMBER. CERTAINLY LOOKING AT THE MENTAL CERTAINLY LOOKING AT THE MENTAL HEALTH PIECE BUT THERE COULD BE HEALTH PIECE BUT THERE COULD BE CLOSURE AND LOOPHOLES REGARDING CLOSURE AND LOOPHOLES REGARDING BACKGROUND CHECKS, THAT’S TO BE BACKGROUND CHECKS, THAT’S TO BE DETERMINED, BUT THE IDEA THAT DETERMINED, BUT THE IDEA THAT TRUMP IS GOING TO START TO TRUMP IS GOING TO START TO FOLLOW HIS CONVICTION AND FOLLOW FOLLOW HIS CONVICTION AND FOLLOW A MAJORITY OF WHAT THE AMERICAN A MAJORITY OF WHAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT, WHICH IS UNIVERSAL PEOPLE WANT, WHICH IS UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS, IS NOT TRUE BACKGROUND CHECKS, IS NOT TRUE ANYMORE. ANYMORE.>>PHIL, I WOULD LIKE YOU TO>>PHIL, I WOULD LIKE YOU TO STOP EVER USE THE WORDS TRUMP’S STOP EVER USE THE WORDS TRUMP’S CONVICTIONS TOGETHER IN ANY CONVICTIONS TOGETHER IN ANY CONVERSATION YOU AND I HAVE CONVERSATION YOU AND I HAVE BECAUSE WE BOTH KNOW THERE’S NO BECAUSE WE BOTH KNOW THERE’S NO SUCH THING. SUCH THING.>>FAIR ENOUGH.>>FAIR ENOUGH.>>I WILL SAY ON THIS PROGRAM>>I WILL SAY ON THIS PROGRAM YESTERDAY ON THE BASIS OF NO YESTERDAY ON THE BASIS OF NO REPORTING AND SHEER CUT INSTINT REPORTING AND SHEER CUT INSTINT I SAID I THOUGHT DONALD TRUMP I SAID I THOUGHT DONALD TRUMP WAS PROBABLY HAVING A PHONE CALL WAS PROBABLY HAVING A PHONE CALL YESTERDAY WITH SOMEONE WHO’S YESTERDAY WITH SOMEONE WHO’S NAME RHYMED WITH WAYNE LAFIEAR NAME RHYMED WITH WAYNE LAFIEAR AND A FEW HOURS LATER WE FOUND AND A FEW HOURS LATER WE FOUND OUT EXACTLY THAT. OUT EXACTLY THAT. SO WHAT HAPPENED BETWEEN THAT SO WHAT HAPPENED BETWEEN THAT PHONE CALL BETWEEN TRUMP AND THE PHONE CALL BETWEEN TRUMP AND THE NRA? NRA?>>YOUR GUT INSTINCTS WERE>>YOUR GUT INSTINCTS WERE RIGHT. RIGHT. BUT IT’S NOT THE FIRST BUT IT’S NOT THE FIRST CONVERSATION THEY HAD. CONVERSATION THEY HAD. THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN TALKING THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN TALKING TO WAYNE LaPIERRE A FEW WEEKS TO WAYNE LaPIERRE A FEW WEEKS NOW AND CAME CONVINCED OF THE NOW AND CAME CONVINCED OF THE TALKING POINTS YOU TAKE A STEP TALKING POINTS YOU TAKE A STEP LIKE BACKGROUND CHECKS AND IT LIKE BACKGROUND CHECKS AND IT BECOMES THIS SLIPPERY SLOPE AND BECOMES THIS SLIPPERY SLOPE AND YOU END UP RESULTING IN POLICIES YOU END UP RESULTING IN POLICIES WHERE YOU’RE TAKING GUNS AWAY WHERE YOU’RE TAKING GUNS AWAY FROM THE PEOPLE WHICH THE FROM THE PEOPLE WHICH THE PRESIDENT IS AFRAID TO DO PRESIDENT IS AFRAID TO DO BECAUSE OF THE POLITICAL BECAUSE OF THE POLITICAL BACKLASH THERE. BACKLASH THERE. IT’S BEEN CLEAR THE PRESIDENT IT’S BEEN CLEAR THE PRESIDENT EARLY ON WAS OPEN TO BACKGROUND EARLY ON WAS OPEN TO BACKGROUND CHECKS AND NOW IS NOT. CHECKS AND NOW IS NOT. AND THAT’S BECAUSE OF THE AND THAT’S BECAUSE OF THE SUCCESS THE NRA HAS HAD IN SUCCESS THE NRA HAS HAD IN LOBBYING HIM. LOBBYING HIM. BUT IT’S NOT JUST THE NRA. BUT IT’S NOT JUST THE NRA. THERE ARE ALSO NRA-ALIGNED THERE ARE ALSO NRA-ALIGNED MEMBERS OF THE ADMINISTRATION MEMBERS OF THE ADMINISTRATION WHO HAVE HAD THE PRESIDENT’S EAR WHO HAVE HAD THE PRESIDENT’S EAR WHO HAVE BEEN MAKING THIS CASE, WHO HAVE BEEN MAKING THIS CASE, MAKING THE POLITICAL CASE TO THE MAKING THE POLITICAL CASE TO THE PRESIDENT AGAINST ANY OF THE NEW PRESIDENT AGAINST ANY OF THE NEW GUN RESTRICTIONS. GUN RESTRICTIONS.>>GUYS, AROUND THIS TABLE, I>>GUYS, AROUND THIS TABLE, I HAVE TO SAY WHEN TRUMP FIRST HAVE TO SAY WHEN TRUMP FIRST SAID AFTER THE SHOOTINGS, SAID AFTER THE SHOOTINGS, BACKGROUND CHECKS, WE’RE GOING BACKGROUND CHECKS, WE’RE GOING TO DO BACKGROUND CHECKS THIS TO DO BACKGROUND CHECKS THIS TIME. TIME. YOU SAW A PARADE OF TRUMP YOU SAW A PARADE OF TRUMP FRIENDLIES GO ON TELEVISION AND FRIENDLIES GO ON TELEVISION AND SAY, THIS TIME THE PRESIDENT SAY, THIS TIME THE PRESIDENT REALLY MEANS IT. REALLY MEANS IT. I’M BACK TO MY COMMENT ON TRUMP I’M BACK TO MY COMMENT ON TRUMP HAVING NO CONVICTIONS. HAVING NO CONVICTIONS. HE MEANS IT THIS TIME. HE MEANS IT THIS TIME. HE’S LAYING DOWN THE LAW AND HE’S LAYING DOWN THE LAW AND GOING TO GO AGAINST THE NRA. GOING TO GO AGAINST THE NRA. I WANT TO PLAY ONE NOW BECAUSE I WANT TO PLAY ONE NOW BECAUSE AS I WATCHED IT HAPPEN, I AS I WATCHED IT HAPPEN, I THOUGHT ARE YOU PEOPLE IDIOTS THOUGHT ARE YOU PEOPLE IDIOTS WHO ARE? WHO ARE? BECAUSE IF YOU HAD SEEN THE WAY BECAUSE IF YOU HAD SEEN THE WAY HE BAILED ON THE PARKLAND HE BAILED ON THE PARKLAND PROMISES, IF YOU HAVE SEEN THE PROMISES, IF YOU HAVE SEEN THE WAY HE SPEAKS EVERY YEAR AT THE WAY HE SPEAKS EVERY YEAR AT THE NRA CONVENTION AND THINGS HE NRA CONVENTION AND THINGS HE SAYS IN THAT ROOM, YOU KNOW SAYS IN THAT ROOM, YOU KNOW THERE WAS NO WAY HE WOULD GO THERE WAS NO WAY HE WOULD GO AGAINST THE NRA. AGAINST THE NRA. HERE’S ONE OF THE PEOPLE WHO HERE’S ONE OF THE PEOPLE WHO WENT ON TELEVISION, ONE OF THE WENT ON TELEVISION, ONE OF THE PRESIDENT’S MINIONS WHO PRESIDENT’S MINIONS WHO SOMETIMES BREAKS WITH PRESIDENT SOMETIMES BREAKS WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP, CHRIS CHRISTIE TAKING THE TRUMP, CHRIS CHRISTIE TAKING THE BAIT HOOK, LINE AND SINKER A BAIT HOOK, LINE AND SINKER A COUPLE WEEKS AGO. COUPLE WEEKS AGO.>>LET’S TALK ABOUT HOW THE>>LET’S TALK ABOUT HOW THE PRESIDENT RESPONDED TO THE PRESIDENT RESPONDED TO THE CRISIS IN THE PAST WEEK. CRISIS IN THE PAST WEEK. THE WAY HE’S RESPONDED HAS BEEN THE WAY HE’S RESPONDED HAS BEEN TO VISIT EL PASO, VISIT DAYTON TO VISIT EL PASO, VISIT DAYTON AND CALL AGAINST THE WISHES OF AND CALL AGAINST THE WISHES OF THE NRA A REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT THE NRA A REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT THAT’S CALLED FOR UNIVERSAL THAT’S CALLED FOR UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS AND RED FLAG BACKGROUND CHECKS AND RED FLAG LAW. LAW. THAT’S LEADERSHIP TOO, RON. THAT’S LEADERSHIP TOO, RON. LISTEN, YOU CAN SAY — I HAVE LISTEN, YOU CAN SAY — I HAVE BEEN CRITICAL — PATRICK, BEEN CRITICAL — PATRICK, PLEASE. PLEASE. I HAVE BEEN CRITICAL OF THE I HAVE BEEN CRITICAL OF THE PRESIDENT’S RHETORIC AT TIMES AS PRESIDENT’S RHETORIC AT TIMES AS YOU KNOW, SITTING AT THIS TABLE. YOU KNOW, SITTING AT THIS TABLE. I HAVE BEEN CRITICAL TO HIM I HAVE BEEN CRITICAL TO HIM PERSONALLY AT TIMES ABOUT HIS PERSONALLY AT TIMES ABOUT HIS RHETORIC. RHETORIC. BUT THIS WEEK HE HAS MOVED BUT THIS WEEK HE HAS MOVED FURTHER THAN GEORGE W. BUSH EVER FURTHER THAN GEORGE W. BUSH EVER MOVED ON THIS ISSUE, THEN MOVED ON THIS ISSUE, THEN PREVIOUS REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTS PREVIOUS REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTS BEFORE GEORGE W. BUSH EVER MOVED BEFORE GEORGE W. BUSH EVER MOVED ON THIS ISSUE. ON THIS ISSUE. IF WE’RE GOING TO CRITICIZE THE IF WE’RE GOING TO CRITICIZE THE PRESIDENT AS WE DO SOMETIMES AT PRESIDENT AS WE DO SOMETIMES AT THIS TABLE, WE NEED TO GIVE HIM THIS TABLE, WE NEED TO GIVE HIM CREDIT THAT HE IN FACT IS TRYING CREDIT THAT HE IN FACT IS TRYING TO MOVE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IN TO MOVE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IN A DIFFERENT DIRECTION THAN IT’S A DIFFERENT DIRECTION THAN IT’S BEEN DONE BEFORE. BEEN DONE BEFORE.>>DAVID JOLLY, I ASK YOU, YOU>>DAVID JOLLY, I ASK YOU, YOU HEARD CHRIS CHRISTIE THERE SAY HEARD CHRIS CHRISTIE THERE SAY LEADERSHIP, WE HAVE TO GET HIM LEADERSHIP, WE HAVE TO GET HIM CREDIT, HE’S MOVING THE PARTY CREDIT, HE’S MOVING THE PARTY FURTHER THAN EVER MOVED ON THIS FURTHER THAN EVER MOVED ON THIS ISSUE, FURTHER THAN GEORGE W. ISSUE, FURTHER THAN GEORGE W. BUSH, ANY OTHER REPUBLICAN BUSH, ANY OTHER REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT, HE’S GOING THERE. PRESIDENT, HE’S GOING THERE. AND TODAY? AND TODAY?>>CHRIS CHRISTIE WAS LYING AND>>CHRIS CHRISTIE WAS LYING AND ALL APOLOGIES WERE LYING. ALL APOLOGIES WERE LYING. HE’S NOT JUST A BAD LEADER, HE’S HE’S NOT JUST A BAD LEADER, HE’S A BAD PERSON. A BAD PERSON. WHAT HE’S DONE IS PUT HIMSELF WHAT HE’S DONE IS PUT HIMSELF ABOVE THE BEST INTEREST OF THE ABOVE THE BEST INTEREST OF THE NATION. NATION. NRA HAS CONTROL OVER REPUBLICANS NRA HAS CONTROL OVER REPUBLICANS FOR THREE REASONS. FOR THREE REASONS. ONE IS THE MONEY. ONE IS THE MONEY. WE ALWAYS TALK ABOUT THE MONEY. WE ALWAYS TALK ABOUT THE MONEY. THE OTHER IS MOBILIZATION OF THE OTHER IS MOBILIZATION OF VOTERS, THEY’RE ONE OF THE MOST VOTERS, THEY’RE ONE OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE GROUPS OF MOBILIZING EFFECTIVE GROUPS OF MOBILIZING CONSTITUENCIES. CONSTITUENCIES. POLITICIANS RESPOND TO THAT AS POLITICIANS RESPOND TO THAT AS WELL. WELL. THE THIRD THOUGH YOU CAN GO BACK THE THIRD THOUGH YOU CAN GO BACK ALMOST TO THE INFLECTION POINT ALMOST TO THE INFLECTION POINT WHERE BUSH 41 LEFT THE NRA. WHERE BUSH 41 LEFT THE NRA. THE NRA SUCCESSFULLY THE NRA SUCCESSFULLY INDOCTRINATED SECOND ROUND INDOCTRINATED SECOND ROUND CONVICTIONS. CONVICTIONS. WHEN I SAY THERE’S A DISTINCTION WHEN I SAY THERE’S A DISTINCTION BETWEEN A BAD LEADER AND BAD BETWEEN A BAD LEADER AND BAD PERSON, WE LOST NEARLY 3,000 PERSON, WE LOST NEARLY 3,000 PEOPLE IN 9/11 AND WE MARSHALLED PEOPLE IN 9/11 AND WE MARSHALLED EVERY RESOURCE OF OUR GOVERNMENT EVERY RESOURCE OF OUR GOVERNMENT FOUR A WHOLE-OUT GOVERNMENT FOUR A WHOLE-OUT GOVERNMENT RESPONSE. RESPONSE. IN THE CASE OF HURRICANE IN THE CASE OF HURRICANE KATRINA, WE MARCHED ALL OF OUR KATRINA, WE MARCHED ALL OF OUR RESOURCES TO RESPOND, HE AN RESOURCES TO RESPOND, HE AN EPIDEMIC. EPIDEMIC. LAST YEAR WE HAD STATS FROM THE LAST YEAR WE HAD STATS FROM THE CDC, THERE WERE OVER 14,000 CDC, THERE WERE OVER 14,000 MURDERS THROUGH THE USE OF A MURDERS THROUGH THE USE OF A FIREARM. FIREARM. 24,000 U SIDES THROUGH THE USE 24,000 U SIDES THROUGH THE USE OF A FIREARM. OF A FIREARM. BY SCALE THIS IS A NATIONAL BY SCALE THIS IS A NATIONAL EPIDEMIC THAT IS KILLING EPIDEMIC THAT IS KILLING AMERICANS AND WE HAVE A AMERICANS AND WE HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO TOOK ONE PHONE PRESIDENT WHO TOOK ONE PHONE CALL FROM SOMEBODY THAT CONTROLS CALL FROM SOMEBODY THAT CONTROLS HIS OWN FATE IN 2020 AND DONALD HIS OWN FATE IN 2020 AND DONALD TRUMP CHOSE HIMSELF OVER THE TRUMP CHOSE HIMSELF OVER THE SAFETY OF THE COUNTRY. SAFETY OF THE COUNTRY.>>DONNA, I ASK, IS THERE ANY>>DONNA, I ASK, IS THERE ANY WAY TO READ THIS, I LOOK AT POOR WAY TO READ THIS, I LOOK AT POOR CHRIS CHRISTIE THERE AND I SAY CHRIS CHRISTIE THERE AND I SAY “POOR” IN QUOTES, LIKE LUCY WITH “POOR” IN QUOTES, LIKE LUCY WITH THE FOOTBALL, IF ANYBODY WANTS THE FOOTBALL, IF ANYBODY WANTS TO BELIEVE DONALD TRUMP WILL TO BELIEVE DONALD TRUMP WILL SUDDENLY HAVE A CONVICTION, HAVE SUDDENLY HAVE A CONVICTION, HAVE AN ABILITY TO CROSS ANY OF THE AN ABILITY TO CROSS ANY OF THE BEN FACT BEN FACT BENEFACTORS WHO REPRESENT THE BENEFACTORS WHO REPRESENT THE BASE, HE’S LUCY HOLDING THE BASE, HE’S LUCY HOLDING THE FOOTBALL AND LIFT IT’S AND THEY FOOTBALL AND LIFT IT’S AND THEY COME CRASHING TO THE GROUND. COME CRASHING TO THE GROUND. SHOULD ANYBODY FROM THIS POINT SHOULD ANYBODY FROM THIS POINT FORWARD WHETHER DONALD TRUMP’S FORWARD WHETHER DONALD TRUMP’S TERM LASTS FOR ANOTHER 5 1/2 TERM LASTS FOR ANOTHER 5 1/2 YEARS OR 5 1/4 YEARS OR JUST YEARS OR 5 1/4 YEARS OR JUST ANOTHER YEAR QUARTER, SHOULD WE ANOTHER YEAR QUARTER, SHOULD WE EVER BELIEVE A WORD DONALD TRUMP EVER BELIEVE A WORD DONALD TRUMP HAS TO SAY ON THIS TOPIC EVER HAS TO SAY ON THIS TOPIC EVER AGAIN? AGAIN?>>THAT’S AN EASY ANSWER.>>THAT’S AN EASY ANSWER.>>I KNOW.>>I KNOW.>>THE ANSWER IS NO.>>THE ANSWER IS NO. I’LL BE HONEST WITH YOU, I NEVER I’LL BE HONEST WITH YOU, I NEVER BELIEVED HIM AT ALL WHEN HE SAID BELIEVED HIM AT ALL WHEN HE SAID IT. IT. I MEAN, WE HEARD WHAT HE SAID I MEAN, WE HEARD WHAT HE SAID AFTER MEETING WITH THE PARKLAND AFTER MEETING WITH THE PARKLAND SURVIVORS. SURVIVORS. WE HAVE HAD CHILDREN KILLED IN WE HAVE HAD CHILDREN KILLED IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS AND CHURCHES, ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS AND CHURCHES, ON THE STREETS, YOU NAME IT. ON THE STREETS, YOU NAME IT. THIS PRESIDENT DOESN’T CHANGE. THIS PRESIDENT DOESN’T CHANGE. SO THAT DIDN’T SURPRISE ME THAT SO THAT DIDN’T SURPRISE ME THAT HE FLIP-FLOPPED, FLIPPED AND HE FLIP-FLOPPED, FLIPPED AND FLOPPED AGAIN ON THE ISSUE OF FLOPPED AGAIN ON THE ISSUE OF GUNS. GUNS. WHAT I WILL SAY IS THAT I HAVE WHAT I WILL SAY IS THAT I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANOTHER PRESIDENT WHO NEVER SEEN ANOTHER PRESIDENT WHO LOOKS AT AN ISSUE THAT’S 90% OR LOOKS AT AN ISSUE THAT’S 90% OR 9-10 PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE YOU 9-10 PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE YOU SHOULD HAVE UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND SHOULD HAVE UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS AND THEN SAYS OH, NO, THE CHECKS AND THEN SAYS OH, NO, THE PUBLIC IS NOT READY FOR THAT. PUBLIC IS NOT READY FOR THAT. MOST PEOPLE WOULD ACTUAL TLAK MOST PEOPLE WOULD ACTUAL TLAK THAT FOOTBALL AND RUN WITH IT. THAT FOOTBALL AND RUN WITH IT. BUT NOT THIS PRESIDENT. BUT NOT THIS PRESIDENT. HE’S NOT TO BE TRUSTED. HE’S NOT TO BE TRUSTED. HE’S NOT BELIEVED FROM ONE DAY HE’S NOT BELIEVED FROM ONE DAY TO THE NEXT, NOT FROM ONE MOMENT TO THE NEXT, NOT FROM ONE MOMENT TO THE NEXT. TO THE NEXT. NO SURPRISE THAT WAYNE LaPIERRE NO SURPRISE THAT WAYNE LaPIERRE PULLED HIS STRINGS ONE MORE PULLED HIS STRINGS ONE MORE TIME. TIME.>>MARIA, YOU WERE IN EL PASO.>>MARIA, YOU WERE IN EL PASO. IT’S GENUINELY FUN TO MOCK CHRIS IT’S GENUINELY FUN TO MOCK CHRIS CHRISTIES OF THE WORLD WHO GO CHRISTIES OF THE WORLD WHO GO OUT AND CARRY DONALD TRUMP’S OUT AND CARRY DONALD TRUMP’S WATER AND HAVE THEM SPIT IT BACK WATER AND HAVE THEM SPIT IT BACK IN THEIR FACE AND LOOK LIKE IN THEIR FACE AND LOOK LIKE FOOLS BUT IT’S NOT FUN AT ALL TO FOOLS BUT IT’S NOT FUN AT ALL TO ANYBODY WHO LIVES IN EL PASO AND ANYBODY WHO LIVES IN EL PASO AND WAS AFFECTED BY A MASS SHOOTING WAS AFFECTED BY A MASS SHOOTING WHO MAYBE BELIEVED WHAT DONALD WHO MAYBE BELIEVED WHAT DONALD TRUMP SAID AFTER THE AFTERMATH, TRUMP SAID AFTER THE AFTERMATH, WHO BELIEVED HE WOULD FINALLY WHO BELIEVED HE WOULD FINALLY CROSS THIS RUBICON. CROSS THIS RUBICON. AND IT SEEMS AN INCREDIBLE 18 AND IT SEEMS AN INCREDIBLE 18 DAYS LATER FOR THE PRESIDENT TO DAYS LATER FOR THE PRESIDENT TO 1E78 1E78 ESSENTIALLY KICK THOSE PEOPLE ESSENTIALLY KICK THOSE PEOPLE WHILE THEY’RE DOWN AND FOR MANY WHILE THEY’RE DOWN AND FOR MANY MONTHS AND NOT JUST 18 DAYS. MONTHS AND NOT JUST 18 DAYS.>>THE THING IS, JOHN, LATINAS>>THE THING IS, JOHN, LATINAS AND LATINOS IN THE UNITED STATES AND LATINOS IN THE UNITED STATES HEARD WHAT HE WAS SAYING WHEN HE HEARD WHAT HE WAS SAYING WHEN HE CAME DOWN THAT ESCALATOR IN CAME DOWN THAT ESCALATOR IN 2015. 2015. THE KICKING HAS BEEN GOING ON THE KICKING HAS BEEN GOING ON SINCE 2015. SINCE 2015. A LOT OF PEOPLE JUST CAUGHT UP A LOT OF PEOPLE JUST CAUGHT UP WHEN A 21-YEAR-OLD TAKES AN WHEN A 21-YEAR-OLD TAKES AN ASSAULT WEAPON AND GOES IN AND ASSAULT WEAPON AND GOES IN AND MOWS DOWN PEOPLE AND SAYS I’M MOWS DOWN PEOPLE AND SAYS I’M DOING THIS BECAUSE I HATE DOING THIS BECAUSE I HATE LATINOS, HISPANIC, MEXICANS. LATINOS, HISPANIC, MEXICANS. SO THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR A SO THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR A VERY LONG TIME. VERY LONG TIME. IT’S MORE SALT ON THE WOUND. IT’S MORE SALT ON THE WOUND. AGAIN, IT’S VERY HARD TO TALK AGAIN, IT’S VERY HARD TO TALK ABOUT A POLITICALIZATION OF WHAT ABOUT A POLITICALIZATION OF WHAT JUST HAPPENED IN EL PASO WITH JUST HAPPENED IN EL PASO WITH THE PEOPLE OF EL PASO WHO ARE THE PEOPLE OF EL PASO WHO ARE COMING TO TERMS WITH THE FACT COMING TO TERMS WITH THE FACT THAT THEY WERE TARGETED BY THIS THAT THEY WERE TARGETED BY THIS PRESIDENT KIND OF CONSISTENCY. PRESIDENT KIND OF CONSISTENCY. EL PASO IS LIKE HEY, WE JUST DO EL PASO IS LIKE HEY, WE JUST DO OUR THING, WE GO TO JUAREZ, WE OUR THING, WE GO TO JUAREZ, WE COME BACK, WE CRISSCROSS. COME BACK, WE CRISSCROSS. WHAT’S UP WITH THIS PRESIDENT WHAT’S UP WITH THIS PRESIDENT WHO’S NOW TAKING TO CRITICIZE WHO’S NOW TAKING TO CRITICIZE US? US? SO THEY ARE IN THE TRAUMA OF SO THEY ARE IN THE TRAUMA OF REALIZING THAT A PRESIDENT OF REALIZING THAT A PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND HIS WORDS HAVE LED TO 22 HIS WORDS HAVE LED TO 22 FUNERALS IN THEIR CITY. FUNERALS IN THEIR CITY. SO I DON’T THINK THEY BELIEVE SO I DON’T THINK THEY BELIEVE ANYTHING AT THIS POINT. ANYTHING AT THIS POINT. THEY’RE PROCESSING THE FACT THE THEY’RE PROCESSING THE FACT THE WORDS OF THE PRESIDENT HAVE WORDS OF THE PRESIDENT HAVE ENDED UP — IT’S VERY HARD TO ENDED UP — IT’S VERY HARD TO SAY THIS, IT’S HORRIBLE, BUT SAY THIS, IT’S HORRIBLE, BUT HAVE ENDED UP WITH THE LIVES OF HAVE ENDED UP WITH THE LIVES OF 22 PEOPLE TAKEN. 22 PEOPLE TAKEN.>>SO TRUMP, LIKE MANY PEOPLE>>SO TRUMP, LIKE MANY PEOPLE WHO ARE IN THE TLAL OF THE GUN WHO ARE IN THE TLAL OF THE GUN LOBBY, ATTEMPTS THINGS LIKE LOBBY, ATTEMPTS THINGS LIKE MENTAL ILLNESS AND THERE ARE MENTAL ILLNESS AND THERE ARE CRAZY PEOPLE AND WE DON’T WANT CRAZY PEOPLE AND WE DON’T WANT THEM TO HAVE GUNS. THEM TO HAVE GUNS. AND THINK WE ALL RECOGNIZE THERE AND THINK WE ALL RECOGNIZE THERE ARE CRAZY PEOPLE ON EVERY ARE CRAZY PEOPLE ON EVERY COUNTRY ON EARTH AND THERE ARE COUNTRY ON EARTH AND THERE ARE NO GUN RATES LIKE ANYWHERE ELSE NO GUN RATES LIKE ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE DEVELOPED OR UNDEVELOPED IN THE DEVELOPED OR UNDEVELOPED WORLDS. WORLDS. THIS IS A CLASSIC NRA TALKING THIS IS A CLASSIC NRA TALKING POINT TRUMP HAS BEEN CONSISTENT POINT TRUMP HAS BEEN CONSISTENT ON. ON. I WANT TO HEAR, LET’S PLACE THIS I WANT TO HEAR, LET’S PLACE THIS TAPE OF DONALD TRUMP TALKING TAPE OF DONALD TRUMP TALKING ABOUT THE SCOURGE OF MENTAL ABOUT THE SCOURGE OF MENTAL ILLNESS AND THAT’S THE ONLY ILLNESS AND THAT’S THE ONLY PROBLEM WE HAVE RELATED TO THE PROBLEM WE HAVE RELATED TO THE GUN CRISIS. GUN CRISIS.>>MENTAL ILLNESS AND TRAY TREAD>>MENTAL ILLNESS AND TRAY TREAD PULLS THE TRIGGER, NOT THE GUN. PULLS THE TRIGGER, NOT THE GUN. THERE’S NOBODY MORE PROTECTIVE THERE’S NOBODY MORE PROTECTIVE THAN DONALD TRUMP BUT I DON’T THAN DONALD TRUMP BUT I DON’T WANT GUNS IN THE HANDS OF A WANT GUNS IN THE HANDS OF A LUNATIC OR MANIAC. LUNATIC OR MANIAC. WE DON’T WANT TO SEE CRAZY WE DON’T WANT TO SEE CRAZY PEOPLE OWNING GUNS BUT I ALSO PEOPLE OWNING GUNS BUT I ALSO WANT TO REMEMBER MENTAL ILLNESS WANT TO REMEMBER MENTAL ILLNESS IS SOMETHING NOBODY WANTS TO IS SOMETHING NOBODY WANTS TO TALK ABOUT. TALK ABOUT. THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO HAVE TO BE THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO HAVE TO BE IN INSTITUTIONS FOR HELP. IN INSTITUTIONS FOR HELP. I’M NOT TALKING ABOUT A FORM OF I’M NOT TALKING ABOUT A FORM OF A PRISON, I’M SAYING FOR HELP. A PRISON, I’M SAYING FOR HELP. I THINK IT’S SOMETHING WE HAVE I THINK IT’S SOMETHING WE HAVE TO REALLY LOOK AT. TO REALLY LOOK AT. THE WHOLE CONCEPT OF MENTAL THE WHOLE CONCEPT OF MENTAL INSTITUTIONS. INSTITUTIONS. YOU’RE LOOKING AT MENTAL YOU’RE LOOKING AT MENTAL INSTITUTIONS, WHICH WE USED TO INSTITUTIONS, WHICH WE USED TO HAVE, AS AN EXAMPLE WHERE I COME HAVE, AS AN EXAMPLE WHERE I COME FROM IN NEW YORK, THEY CLOSED UP FROM IN NEW YORK, THEY CLOSED UP ALMOST ALL OF THEIR MENTAL ALMOST ALL OF THEIR MENTAL INSTITUTIONS OR MANY OF THEM AND INSTITUTIONS OR MANY OF THEM AND THOSE PEOPLE JUST WENT ON THE THOSE PEOPLE JUST WENT ON THE STREETS. STREETS. I HAVE TO TELL YOU, IT’S A I HAVE TO TELL YOU, IT’S A MENTAL PROBLEM. MENTAL PROBLEM. I HAVE SAID IT 100 TIMES, IT’S I HAVE SAID IT 100 TIMES, IT’S NOT THE GUN THAT PULLS THE NOT THE GUN THAT PULLS THE TRIGGER, IT’S THE PERSON THAT TRIGGER, IT’S THE PERSON THAT PULLS THE TRIGGER. PULLS THE TRIGGER. THESE ARE SICK PEOPLE. THESE ARE SICK PEOPLE.>>THE POINT IS NOT A>>THE POINT IS NOT A SIGNIFICANT POINT, 90% OF PEOPLE SIGNIFICANT POINT, 90% OF PEOPLE IN FAVOR OF IN NEW SAFETY, GUN IN FAVOR OF IN NEW SAFETY, GUN CONTROL MEASURES, IT’S NO HARD CONTROL MEASURES, IT’S NO HARD TO POINT OUT MENTAL ILLNESS IS A TO POINT OUT MENTAL ILLNESS IS A COMMONALITY ACROSS THE ENTIRE COMMONALITY ACROSS THE ENTIRE WORLD AND ONLY PLACES WE HAVE WORLD AND ONLY PLACES WE HAVE GUN DEATHS ARE IN THE UNITED GUN DEATHS ARE IN THE UNITED STATES. STATES. WHEN YOU POINT THAT OUT, OTHER WHEN YOU POINT THAT OUT, OTHER REPORTERS, TALK TO PEOPLE BUT REPORTERS, TALK TO PEOPLE BUT NOT THE PRESIDENT, BECAUSE I’M NOT THE PRESIDENT, BECAUSE I’M SURE HE DOESN’T ADDRESSES SURE HE DOESN’T ADDRESSES ANYTHING IN A LOGICAL MANNER, ANYTHING IN A LOGICAL MANNER, BUT WHEN YOU TALK TO PEOPLE AT BUT WHEN YOU TALK TO PEOPLE AT THE WHITE HOUSE ABOUT THIS POINT THE WHITE HOUSE ABOUT THIS POINT AND HOW OBVIOUSLY MADE UP IT IS AND HOW OBVIOUSLY MADE UP IT IS AND HOW CONVENIENT IT IS AND AND HOW CONVENIENT IT IS AND TALKING POINT IS IT, WHAT DO YOU TALKING POINT IS IT, WHAT DO YOU HEAR BACK FROM THE PEOPLE HEAR BACK FROM THE PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE FOR ACTUALLY COMING RESPONSIBLE FOR ACTUALLY COMING UP WITH POLICIES AND EXTEND UP WITH POLICIES AND EXTEND POLICIES IN THIS WHITE HOUSE? POLICIES IN THIS WHITE HOUSE?>>THE POINT YOU RAISED IS AN>>THE POINT YOU RAISED IS AN IMPORTANT ONE. IMPORTANT ONE. MENTAL ILLNESS IS NOT A UNIQUE MENTAL ILLNESS IS NOT A UNIQUE AMERICAN PROBLEM BUT GUN AMERICAN PROBLEM BUT GUN VIOLENCE SEEMS TO BE. VIOLENCE SEEMS TO BE. WHEN YOU TALK TO THE WHITE HOUSE WHEN YOU TALK TO THE WHITE HOUSE OR PRESIDENT ABOUT IT, I WAS AT OR PRESIDENT ABOUT IT, I WAS AT ONE OF THE GAGGLES OVER THE ONE OF THE GAGGLES OVER THE WEEKEND YOU JUST PLAYED VIDEO WEEKEND YOU JUST PLAYED VIDEO FROM, THEY’RE FIXATED ON THIS FROM, THEY’RE FIXATED ON THIS MENTAL HEALTH POINT BECAUSE IT’S MENTAL HEALTH POINT BECAUSE IT’S A PRIORITY FOR THE NRA TO SHIFT A PRIORITY FOR THE NRA TO SHIFT THE FOCUS AWAY FROM GUNS AS A THE FOCUS AWAY FROM GUNS AS A PROBLEM TO MENTAL HEALTH AS A PROBLEM TO MENTAL HEALTH AS A PROBLEM. PROBLEM. BUT TRUMP IS TAKING IT A STEP BUT TRUMP IS TAKING IT A STEP FURTHER AND TALKING ABOUT FURTHER AND TALKING ABOUT REOPENING MENTAL INSTITUTIONS REOPENING MENTAL INSTITUTIONS THAT WERE CLOSED IN THE 50s AND THAT WERE CLOSED IN THE 50s AND 60s AND ’70s BECAUSE OF THEIR 60s AND ’70s BECAUSE OF THEIR INHUMANE TREATMENT OF PATIENTS. INHUMANE TREATMENT OF PATIENTS. REOPENING THESE INSTITUTIONS, REOPENING THESE INSTITUTIONS, EFFECTIVELY LOCKING UP MORE EFFECTIVELY LOCKING UP MORE PEOPLE WHO ARE MENTALLY ILL AND PEOPLE WHO ARE MENTALLY ILL AND THERE’S A LOT OF CONCERNS WHEN THERE’S A LOT OF CONCERNS WHEN AWE TALK TO EXPERTS OUTSIDE THE AWE TALK TO EXPERTS OUTSIDE THE GOVERNMENT BUT JUST EXPERTS IN GOVERNMENT BUT JUST EXPERTS IN THIS FIELD WHO SAY THIS KIND OF THIS FIELD WHO SAY THIS KIND OF LANGUAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT LANGUAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT CREATES A STIGMA AROUND MENTAL CREATES A STIGMA AROUND MENTAL HEALTH. HEALTH. MAKES YOU THINK IF YOU HAVE A MAKES YOU THINK IF YOU HAVE A MENTAL ILLNESS, YOU, THEREFORE, MENTAL ILLNESS, YOU, THEREFORE, COULD BE A MASS MURDER IROR IF COULD BE A MASS MURDER IROR IF YOU HAVE THE MENTAL ILLNESS, YOU YOU HAVE THE MENTAL ILLNESS, YOU ALSO MAY HAVE AN AFRMT R-R-15 AN ALSO MAY HAVE AN AFRMT R-R-15 AN TO GO KILL PEOPLE SOMEWHERE. TO GO KILL PEOPLE SOMEWHERE. THIS ISN’T WHAT MENTAL ILLNESS THIS ISN’T WHAT MENTAL ILLNESS IS BUT IT’S A CONVENIENT WAY FOR IS BUT IT’S A CONVENIENT WAY FOR THE WHITE HOUSE, AND WE WILL THE WHITE HOUSE, AND WE WILL PROBABLY SEE PROPOSALS ABOUT PROBABLY SEE PROPOSALS ABOUT THIS, TO SHOW THEY’RE DOING THIS, TO SHOW THEY’RE DOING SOMETHING IN RESPONSE TO THE SOMETHING IN RESPONSE TO THE SHOOTINGS WITHOUT DOING ANYTHING SHOOTINGS WITHOUT DOING ANYTHING TO CHANGE THE GUN LAWS. TO CHANGE THE GUN LAWS.>>WE WERE TALKING ABOUT THE>>WE WERE TALKING ABOUT THE VICTIMS IN EL PASO. VICTIMS IN EL PASO. THERE ARE VICTIMS NOW IN A THERE ARE VICTIMS NOW IN A HORRIFICALLY LARGE NUMBER OF HORRIFICALLY LARGE NUMBER OF COMMUNITIES AROUND AMERICA THAT COMMUNITIES AROUND AMERICA THAT ARE SUBJECT TO MASS SHOOTINGS. ARE SUBJECT TO MASS SHOOTINGS. WE GOT THE PARKLAND KIDS OUT, WE GOT THE PARKLAND KIDS OUT, “THE WASHINGTON POST” HAS A “THE WASHINGTON POST” HAS A HEADLINE, THE NEW PLAN. HEADLINE, THE NEW PLAN. PARKLAND STUDENTS UNVEIL HUGE PARKLAND STUDENTS UNVEIL HUGE GUN PROPOSAL IN HOPES IT WILL GUN PROPOSAL IN HOPES IT WILL BEGIN IN 2020. BEGIN IN 2020. YOU WERE ON THE AIR WITH THIS YOU WERE ON THE AIR WITH THIS SHOW THE MONDAY AFTER EL PASO SHOW THE MONDAY AFTER EL PASO AND DATEYTON SAYING IT WAS A AND DATEYTON SAYING IT WAS A COLLARIAN CALL. COLLARIAN CALL. SAYING THE ONLY WAY THERE WOULD SAYING THE ONLY WAY THERE WOULD BE GUN DECLINE IN AMERICA IS GET BE GUN DECLINE IN AMERICA IS GET RID OF ALL OF THE REPUBLICANS. RID OF ALL OF THE REPUBLICANS. I DON’T WANT TO JUST REPEAT THAT I DON’T WANT TO JUST REPEAT THAT BUT YOU SEE IN THE CONTEXT WHAT BUT YOU SEE IN THE CONTEXT WHAT THE REPUBLICANS ARE CALLING FOR, THE REPUBLICANS ARE CALLING FOR, THEY’RE ESSENTIALLY SINGING YOUR THEY’RE ESSENTIALLY SINGING YOUR SONG SAYING WE NEED TO HAVE A SONG SAYING WE NEED TO HAVE A SURGE IN YOUTH VOTING, WE NEED A SURGE IN YOUTH VOTING, WE NEED A SURGE IN VOTERS WHO CARE ABOUT SURGE IN VOTERS WHO CARE ABOUT THIS ISSUE BECAUSE WE NEED THIS ISSUE BECAUSE WE NEED POLITICAL CHANGE, NOT ON THE POLITICAL CHANGE, NOT ON THE ISSUE. ISSUE. NOT LIKE THE EXISTING CONSTRUCT NOT LIKE THE EXISTING CONSTRUCT IS GOING TO MOVE BECAUSE THE IS GOING TO MOVE BECAUSE THE ISSUE MOVES THEM. ISSUE MOVES THEM. IT’S GOT TO BE WE HAVE TO GET IT’S GOT TO BE WE HAVE TO GET RID OF THE IMPEDIMENTS TO THE RID OF THE IMPEDIMENTS TO THE CHANGE WE NEED. CHANGE WE NEED.>>AND THOSE IMPEDIMENTS ARE>>AND THOSE IMPEDIMENTS ARE REPUBLICANS. REPUBLICANS. I WILL SPARE THE NATION THE I WILL SPARE THE NATION THE SPEAK BUT YOU HAVE TO BEAT SPEAK BUT YOU HAVE TO BEAT REPUBLICANS. REPUBLICANS. KUDIOS TO THE PARKLAND KIDS FOR KUDIOS TO THE PARKLAND KIDS FOR DOING SOMETHING THAT IS REALLY A DOING SOMETHING THAT IS REALLY A COMPREHENSIVE PROPOSAL. COMPREHENSIVE PROPOSAL. IT HAS EIGHT, TEN ELEMENTS TO IT IT HAS EIGHT, TEN ELEMENTS TO IT AND PROVIDES A BLUEPRINT FOR AND PROVIDES A BLUEPRINT FOR BOTH CHAMBERS, HOUSE AND SENATE. BOTH CHAMBERS, HOUSE AND SENATE. THE HOUSE IS LIMITED BY ITS OWN THE HOUSE IS LIMITED BY ITS OWN POLITICAL COALITION IF YOU WILL POLITICAL COALITION IF YOU WILL AND PARKLAND KIDS ARE PUTTING AND PARKLAND KIDS ARE PUTTING THIS OUT THERE. THIS OUT THERE. THE MENTAL HEALTH THING FOR A THE MENTAL HEALTH THING FOR A MOMENT IS SUCH A CRITICAL DEBATE MOMENT IS SUCH A CRITICAL DEBATE TO RESET WITH THE PRESIDENT. TO RESET WITH THE PRESIDENT. IT’S NOT MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS IT’S NOT MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS OR VIDEO GAMES OR PLATFORMS, BUT OR VIDEO GAMES OR PLATFORMS, BUT PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH CHALLENGES AND PLAY VIDEO GAMES CHALLENGES AND PLAY VIDEO GAMES AND GO ON FORUMS THAT HAVE AND GO ON FORUMS THAT HAVE ACCESS TO THE UNITED STATES. ACCESS TO THE UNITED STATES. THE PROBLEM WE HAVE TO CRUSH IS THE PROBLEM WE HAVE TO CRUSH IS THE ACCESS OF FIREARMS BY THESE THE ACCESS OF FIREARMS BY THESE COMMUNITIES AND THESE COMMUNITIES AND THESE INDIVIDUALS. INDIVIDUALS. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE A REPORTER I WOULD LOVE TO SEE A REPORTER PRESS THE PRESIDENT ON THIS. PRESS THE PRESIDENT ON THIS. FLIP THE SCRIPT. FLIP THE SCRIPT. IF IT REALLY IS HEALTH CARE, IF IT REALLY IS HEALTH CARE, WHAT HE’S SPEAKING TO IS WHAT HE’S SPEAKING TO IS BACKGROUND CHECKS THAT ARE NOT BACKGROUND CHECKS THAT ARE NOT JUST UNIVERSAL, BUT THE DATA WE JUST UNIVERSAL, BUT THE DATA WE PULL, LET’S DO A MENTAL HEALTH PULL, LET’S DO A MENTAL HEALTH CHECK ON THE INDIVIDUAL. CHECK ON THE INDIVIDUAL. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE US DO THAT. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE US DO THAT.>>YOU KNOW WHAT, YOU OFTEN HAVE>>YOU KNOW WHAT, YOU OFTEN HAVE TO — I SPEND SOME TIME TO — I SPEND SOME TIME REPORTING ON THIS ISSUE OF REPORTING ON THIS ISSUE OF MENTAL HEALTH AND GETTING ACCESS MENTAL HEALTH AND GETTING ACCESS OF A GUN. OF A GUN. IF YOU ACTUALLY TALK TO MEN WHO IF YOU ACTUALLY TALK TO MEN WHO ARE DEPRESSED, MOST MEN WHO ARE ARE DEPRESSED, MOST MEN WHO ARE FACING DEPRESSION ARE NOT LIKE FACING DEPRESSION ARE NOT LIKE HMM, I COULD BARELY OPEN MY EYES HMM, I COULD BARELY OPEN MY EYES AND OPEN THE WINDOW BUT LET ME AND OPEN THE WINDOW BUT LET ME GO GET AN ASSAULT WEAPON AND GO GET AN ASSAULT WEAPON AND KILL PEOPLE. KILL PEOPLE. IT’S NOT THE WAY MENTAL HEALTH IT’S NOT THE WAY MENTAL HEALTH DEPRESSION WORKS. DEPRESSION WORKS. SO THE FACT HE’S TAKEN AN ISSUE SO THE FACT HE’S TAKEN AN ISSUE THAT HAS TAKEN SO LONG WITH OUR THAT HAS TAKEN SO LONG WITH OUR COUNTRY TO TALK ABOUT IT AND COUNTRY TO TALK ABOUT IT AND TRANSFORMED IT INTO NOW WE HAVE TRANSFORMED IT INTO NOW WE HAVE TO TAKE THE OTHER, ANYONE WHO TO TAKE THE OTHER, ANYONE WHO SUFFERS FROM A MENTAL ILLNESS SUFFERS FROM A MENTAL ILLNESS AND PUT THEM AGAIN AND CAGE THEM AND PUT THEM AGAIN AND CAGE THEM OFF, IT’S CONTINUING THIS WHOLE OFF, IT’S CONTINUING THIS WHOLE NOTION OF IF YOU’RE NOT PERFECT, NOTION OF IF YOU’RE NOT PERFECT, WE NEED TO SET YOU ASIDE. WE NEED TO SET YOU ASIDE.>>THIS IS WHY I THINK WHEN>>THIS IS WHY I THINK WHEN DEMOCRATS COME BACK NEXT WEEK, DEMOCRATS COME BACK NEXT WEEK, WEEK AFTER, THEY ARE GOING TO WEEK AFTER, THEY ARE GOING TO PUT FORWARD A REALLY PUT FORWARD A REALLY COMPREHENSIVE PACKAGE BEYOND COMPREHENSIVE PACKAGE BEYOND JUST BACKGROUND CHECKS. JUST BACKGROUND CHECKS. FRANKLY, YOU SHOULDN’T BE ABLE

Maurice Vega

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  1. Well here it comes tRUMP has meetings with Russia, N.K and others we
    know who they are but WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT IS SAID tRUMP wants to STAY
    IN-OFFICE! one way, if a world war presidents stay in office in that
    case Here is another like I said we do not know what he has said he
    now has put out in wants to stay 8/10 years the only way this can happen
    is if Russia, N.K. and others face nukes at the USA in 2020 and say if
    USA does not let tRUMP RUN the USA than they will nuke/bomb The USA
    has set up this kind of stuff for years on other counties so this would
    not be the first time this kind of stuff went down Just THINK of what
    is going on in how tRUMP is talking today and how he has talked and what
    is going on in the USA The countries that have tested nukes WITH tRUMP
    IN-OFFICE and he HAS DONE NOT A THING SAID NOT A THING SOUNDS WILD YES
    JUST WHAT IS tRUMP UP TO (the chosen ONE the KING he calls himself)
    on, on, and on the man is sick THINK PEOPLE EYES WIDE This man is TRYING so HARD TO CAUSE UNREST in the USA

  2. Due to lack of gun restriction laws, people are dying in every corner. For instance just this morning, I heard in the news some people have died in California, LA

  3. Only people that are mentally stable are allowed to own a gun …. in that case, sorry Donald you will never be an owner of one

  4. trump gets more like Hitler every day. The only difference is he is slowly torturing people instead of a gas chamber. Instead of Jews it's hispanics. Instead of all blue eyed people it's all white people. Compare his rallies to Hitlers… same thing. If you thought (How could people have gone along with Hitler, look at how people still support trump. It's uncanny!

  5. If it's not the guns that are the problem, but the crazies who pull the trigger like Trump claims.
    Then it's not the drugs who are to blame but the junkies who take them.

  6. In Russia if you dont love Putin and support his policies, and criticize him, you must be crazy, so you’re branded as mentally ill, and sent to Siberia prison hospitals for reprogramming or disappeared…anybody remember Alexander Solzhenitsyn? …Forget guns, this is about King Tiny the lover of Dicktators, would love to be able to do that to HIS “enemies”…

  7. Lock up your guns, trumps on the loose ! He is just as loony as anyone who got a gun illegally ! Lock him up ! Lock him up !

  8. I feel concerned about hitting the "Like" button on these videos that point out all that is wrong with Trump.. In no way do I want people to think I like what he is doing… I hope that he doesn't make it to the next election… But if he does, I have faith in the citizens of the US to make this the most astronomical loss of a sitting president in US history!!!!

  9. Here's a question for all you Yanks, if the loony can't get a trigger to pull then how does that loony pull the trigger? Gun ctrl laws every where outside of the US are based on this principle, shoot I would love a nuclear device just in case, but I'm not allowed to because if own it I might use it, see where I'm going with this?

  10. All of the shooter after investigation was not found with any mental disabilities… It was prejudice and hate. From the mass shooting to the pipe bomber.

  11. Fact check: The NRA does not speak for Trump's base. 75% of NRA members are in favor of universal background checks, but the NRA itself is dead set against it. What the NRA speaks for is the people bankrolling it, and those people are not its members.

  12. Chris Krispy Kreme donut Christy…. What an excuse artist for Donald Trump! he needs to go find himself a walking path an exercises body instead of running off at the mouth and telling those big fat lies!!!!

  13. Trump doesn't want to call any of these white extremist and white Nationalist who are killing innocemt people of color with high powered rifles and assault weapons what they say really are. They are murderers, criminal's lawless citizens who have no respect for the law. They are killing people of color and Trump is wanting to use the excuse of mental illness to cover up the actions of these killers who committed these henious crimes.
    By labelling it as mental illness these white murderers receive a different overall perception by this administration and the public at large because they're saying that these aren't murderers commiting crimes; instead they are in need of counseling and shouldn't be labelled as murderers. Trump has yet to call one of these white nationalist who have committed these crimes a criminal or a murderer or a thug or a low life. He has directed that derogatory language only to people of color.
    This comes in contrast to the racist labelling that the news media and the DOJ has in villifying blacks and Latinos as thugs, criminal's and gangs. He does not want to label any of their white constituents with derogatory, deviant, behavioral conatations.

  14. Guys, we need a way to get guns out of many people's hands now. You can buy a gun at a gun show down South, North or West or garage here in Chicago….Cars…$1 store….I love that store. People who don't own guns talking about gun laws; without real debates; leading to solutions.

  15. They asked a Danish member of parliament about Trump's offer on Greenland, and one response given was that every day with Trump is something new which you don't think can get any worse, but somehow Trump manages to do it. Weird how a foreign national knows more about our President than 40% of our electorate.

  16. Sen. Ernst not earnest about gun reform in this country, only about earning her NRA paycheck. Another Republican in their back pocket, complicit in the American carnage of gun deaths.

  17. Terrorist Trump targeting minority Congress women of color already receiving death threats from his previous targeting with more racist hate rhetoric? Racist Israel government closely tied with racist American President overturning longstanding American policy on this Middle East conflict for favorable Israeli policies, inciting more violence? Unfortunately, these are not aberrations, but the ongoing reality of the Toxic Trump administration killing America.

  18. Looking into the Toxic Terrorist Trump Administration and Crime Organization is like opening a can of worms, the stench one of overwhelming corruption throughout that becomes only more unbearably sickening with each passing day. Where does it stop? It doesn't, and it won't, because they can't!

  19. Trusting Biggest Loser with our economy? Now, what could go wrong with a failed grifter who couldn't get a loan anymore, except by laundering dirty Russian mafia money?

  20. We've long past the point Republicans can feign ignorance that the occupant of the Oval Office they elected is a sociopathic menace to society.

  21. Terror Trump administration embracing the dark side now, using white supremacism as the creature feature attraction in bid to win reelection! You know just how truly pathetic things are when the best thing going for the Republican Presidential candidate is his rampant racism.

  22. NRA distributed tinder and kindling nationwide, its GOP pawn saturated them with gasoline, and President Nero turned up his flamethrower.

  23. Terrorist Trump turns public grief in the immediate aftermath of these tragic mass shooting atrocities into personal grievances and political campaigning, heartlessly heedless of the victims and their loved ones, ramping up divisiveness — rather than admitting his own significant culpability, thereby engendering and promoting healing and unity, as any true leader would. Unfortunately, Biggest Loser has never been a true leader, as is once again demonstrated for the world to see.

  24. Really anxious to know…how many more Traitor Trump terrorist attacks against Americans before we put him someplace safe so no one else gets hurt?

  25. President Trump: "We have racist Republican traitors INVADING America, SLAUGHTERING and KILLING Americans! If we had a proper AG and Senate, we wouldn't have to work so much harder impeaching the head of their KLAN, and it would be a lot safer and a lot better! These are rough, rough people in many cases, and if they're allowed to permeate our society, only larger and bigger, we will have EMBOLDENED these people, and they will DESTROY America!"

  26. Is the prime focus of this new FBI task force focusing on white nationalist / supremacist / neo-Nazi terrorist hate groups going to be their current prime enabler, instigator and de facto leader, President Trump? Otherwise, won't that task force just be fighting a losing battle?

  27. The U.S. stands disgraced with an openly racist President! Congratulations, Republicans, you've finally done it! Aren't you proud of yourselves, now?

  28. Hateful coward in El Paso just following along with his Coward-in-Chief. How many more victims from these hateful cowards incited by Terrorist Trump's racist rhetoric?

  29. Traitor Trump turning sacred, dignified White House into Infowars loony bin, pushing SIXTEEN different wacky conspiracies in just two and a half years. Putin's puppet pie just earning his Russian salary, sowing confusion, dividing, weakening America!

  30. Trump is the Dexter Diabolical who never learned to channel his darkness for the benefit of society. An insecure, amoral narcissist raised by a cruel father, whose destructive sociopathic and racist tendencies have been enabled and emboldened by the power entrusted to him.

  31. Merriam-Webster updating their dictionary to include new definition for 'Republican.' "A hypocritical regressive racist obstructionist who doesn't need a reason when treason is in season."

  32. Most criminal, incompetent, divisive, corrupt, unpatriotic Presidential administration in U.S. history. No joke! The big joke is Republicans pretending nothing wrong.

  33. Sen. Rotten Ron Johnson: "We all need to tone down the rhetoric…except President Nero's extremely dangerous incendiary racist rhetoric targeting minorities and women of color! You weren't actually expecting Child-in-Chief to be a leader, were you?"

  34. GOP Senate Kansas Kandidate Kris Korbach refuses to condemn Trump's racist attack against four sitting Congresswomen of color. Just another corrupt, racist, sycophantic, spineless, gaslighting Republican–the kind we don't need!

  35. Graham Cracker tramples Senate rules, makes it official: Cruelty and human-rights abuses not a bug of Republican immigration policies…they are the racist creature feature!

  36. 'IMMIGRATION FOR DUMMIES' — by Activated Head of Fatherland Security, Kevin K. McAleenan
    "So…What I did was I worked really hard with Trump administration to make draconian changes to immigration policies that creates bottlenecks, backlogs, and a HUGE increase in detention rates. So…We did this despite knowing that our lack of capabilities could only lead to greatly overcrowded facilities (concentration camps, if you prefer); poor conditions; human rights abuses against children, refugees, and migrants of color; lasting traumatic damage done to the children; vastly increased costs to the American taxpayer; the demoralization, desensitization, destabilization, depletion and destruction of our vital government workforce securing our borders and dealing with immigration. So…Just to be clear here, at the end of the day, the only goal was to extort money from Congress by torturing children and innocent people we hold hostage. Call it kidnapping if you want. So…Then we take the money and hand it over to our crony friends running the "detention centers" that they may profit from all this misery! So…You can see how our diabolical plan worked to perfection, we got our ransom money for CBP. So…That's why I'm working with my Republican cohorts in Congress to run the same scam again for ICE! So…Yes, we were experiencing difficulties achieving the profit margins anticipated with our wall street, but that open-ended venture continues to pay dividends for our money men and racist sycophants, as well!"

  37. There is a mental patient in the white house that people call president…… trump is getting some sorte of kick back from the NRA, trump doesn't do anything for free…… he would probably care if it was Ivanka…….

  38. No such thing as gun loopholes and no flipping on positions.NRA has never been for mentally unstable people having a gun.

  39. Crazy crazy, my mom used to say, "if you lie, you'll cheat, you'll steal" when will we as a great nation, wake up and realize that this person, who claims to be our 45th, does not have any of us on his mind except for those in that 1% next year will be too late! My suggestion for all is to look at the Matrix movie , look familiar? Truth is just like fiction right now!!!

  40. Trump is an evil and cruel man but those around him are just as bad. Stephen Miller is the epitome of Evil and Vileness.

  41. "It is a mental problem – they belong into a mental institution"

    He should visit one to check whether they are well kept there – they would keep him there.

  42. guys…he's focusing (and they're focusing) on "mental health" bc its the easiest thing they can twist around, and insures they do nothing about. Everyother country has conprehensive checks and isn't spending years debating "mental health" nuances. Just get it done. And someone know solve the mental health issues of the POTUS too, especially given his new affinity for discussing the subject. Who wants to bet that he's working on his insanity plea. Lol.

  43. It's time for all of us to stop being dumbasses! If you think this is anyone elses fault besides your own, you're as bad as "they" are. As long as YOU AN I vote for any politician who takes PAC and/or corporate money, your agenda like sensible gun control, a healthcare system that works for all of us, tax reform that benefits the majority of US citizens…the list is too long…will never even be recognized by the paid off representitives who only care about their own pockets and careers. These legalized criminals represent the money, not you or I. MONEY IN POLITICS SHOULD BE EVERY VOTERS FIRST REASON TO VOTE, OR NOT VOTE, FOR ANYONE RUNNING FOR ANY PUBLIC OFFICE!

    After that, have at it…we don't have to agree over policy.

  44. Mental health and gun control are issues in our country. They both need to be addressed as separate issues. Fixing one is not going automatically fix the other.

  45. Invoke 25 amendment now! Or impeach now. We can't take over another year of this but. There will be no country no left with him in office. He's a horror show!

  46. How can the left distinguish between 71 gender pronouns, but not the difference between an M16A2 assault rifle and an AR15 sport rifle?

  47. I don't get what the big deal is about background checks. I can't rent a house without a background check if I wanna get a really good job I can't get it without a background check what is the big deal O it might save some lives this is stupid no one's asking to get rid of guns just get a background check. For gonna talk about mentally ill people how much money is the trump administration willing to give for mental health and start talking about mental well let's see I bet 0

  48. A gun will not move until I touch it. It is not going to walk away, “oh come back gun.” So when someone breaks into my house, I’m not going to use a nerf gun. I’m going to use my second amendment right and protect my house by any means necessary. So if this comment offends you I suggest you eat a bowl of alphabet soup and choke on the D. #MAGA

  49. I, having been a law enforcement officer, think that all policemen should have a mental test to see if they should be trusted with a firearm. If you are in the military and you display bad tendencies (mental illnesse) you are removed from the military. Problem is the policemen today are smart enough to disguise their real feeling and so It would take a knowledgeable doctor to see thru their false statments.

  50. This news is the stupidest ever. Trump isnt worth all this attention. Why are you news ppl making yourself look so stupid

  51. Trump's playbook is "Prince." The only person that he will protect in help if he gets in trouble is himself. Everyone is expendable.

  52. Mental health is the policy of cruelty and fear,kidnapping people off the streets and from their homes and families to be locked in rooms,force drugged and tortured by the state and government.

  53. 9/11 was orchestrated and carried out by the government to incorporate fear over the American slaves and take more rights and gain more control over the peasant slaves of America.

  54. Those people are not immigrants,a immigrant is someone who enters a country legally and become a citizen of that country,they are not refugees either. They are foriegn nationals invading and infiltrating our country destroying our country from within. They are a Trojan horse.

  55. Get rid of all communist democrats,they are illegally holding office,article 4 section 4 of the constitution of the United States of America.

  56. These terrorist traitors are lucky I'm not rich,I would sue them for defamation of character,I would sue these terrorists under title 18 u.s.c. sections 241 and 242. I'm sick of these terrorist traitors blaming people labeled mentally ill,when they should be blaming the people who actually do this crap and they should be investigating into the bullies who pushed these people into carrying out these crimes. Stop using mental illness as a escape goat,people labeled mentally ill have it bad enough as it is the way they are looked down upon kidnapped,held in locked rooms like animals,force drugged,tortured physically and mentally and treated by society.

  57. Lmfao you all have a big issue with imprisoning illegal foriegn nationals and taking their children invading and infiltrating our country,but you have no problem with the government kidnapping American children from their families and selling them,you have no problem with labeling our people as mentally ill kidnapping them,locking them in rooms,force drugging them and torturing them mentally and physically.
    America is really sick and twisted.

  58. Circumvent gun control/gun laws/ gun registration/gun confiscation by having and carrying a Jo staff as an alternative weapon.

  59. Remember when Trump told republicans THEY were afraid of the NRA? Who is the coward now? Still no one is surprised the President Bone spurs is so easily intimidated.

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