Trump’s Flawed Record Attracts Challengers Aplenty For 2020 | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Trump’s Flawed Record Attracts Challengers Aplenty For 2020 | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC


YOU SHOULD DO IT ALL THE TIME. I WILL NEVER DO IT. I WILL NEVER DO IT. I WILL ALWAYS WANT YOU TO DO IT. I WILL ALWAYS WANT YOU TO DO IT.>>THANKS VERY MUCH.>>THANKS VERY MUCH.>>IT WAS GREAT.>>IT WAS GREAT. IT WAS SPECTACULAR. IT WAS SPECTACULAR. THAT WAS AWESOME. THAT WAS AWESOME. THANKS FOR JOINING US THIS HOUR. THANKS FOR JOINING US THIS HOUR. SUPER TO HAVE YOU WITH US HERE. SUPER TO HAVE YOU WITH US HERE.>>>AS WE CLOSE IN ON THE THIRD>>>AS WE CLOSE IN ON THE THIRD ROUND OF DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL ROUND OF DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY DEBATES, THE ACUTE ANGLE PRIMARY DEBATES, THE ACUTE ANGLE OF THE FUNNEL THAT THE OF THE FUNNEL THAT THE CANDIDATES ARE GOING THROUGH CANDIDATES ARE GOING THROUGH RIGHT NOW IS STARTING TO PINCH A RIGHT NOW IS STARTING TO PINCH A LITTLE BIT. LITTLE BIT. I THINK IT’S FAIR TO SAY THAT I THINK IT’S FAIR TO SAY THAT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY KNEW THAT A THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY KNEW THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE GOING TO GET LOT OF PEOPLE WERE GOING TO GET INTO THIS PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY INTO THIS PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY TO TRY TO EARN THE RIGHT TO TO TRY TO EARN THE RIGHT TO CHALLENGE THIS INCUMBENT CHALLENGE THIS INCUMBENT PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT. RIGHT? RIGHT? IT’S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE TO IT’S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE TO FIGURE THAT OUT. FIGURE THAT OUT. IT’S NOTHING PERSONAL ABOUT THE IT’S NOTHING PERSONAL ABOUT THE PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT. WHEN YOU ARE THE PRESIDENT WITH WHEN YOU ARE THE PRESIDENT WITH THE LOWEST AVERAGE APPROVAL THE LOWEST AVERAGE APPROVAL RATING OF ALL U.S. PRESIDENTS OF RATING OF ALL U.S. PRESIDENTS OF ALL TIME, WHEN YOU ARE THE MOST ALL TIME, WHEN YOU ARE THE MOST SCANDAL-PLAGUED PRESIDENT IN THE SCANDAL-PLAGUED PRESIDENT IN THE HISTORY OF THE COUNTRY, NOT JUST HISTORY OF THE COUNTRY, NOT JUST SINCE WATERGATE BUT IN THE SINCE WATERGATE BUT IN THE HISTORY OF THE COUNTRY, WHEN YOU HISTORY OF THE COUNTRY, WHEN YOU HAVE LITERALLY BEEN NAMED BY HAVE LITERALLY BEEN NAMED BY FEDERAL PROSECUTORS AS FEDERAL PROSECUTORS AS INDIVIDUAL ONE IN THE COMMISSION INDIVIDUAL ONE IN THE COMMISSION OF MULTIPLE FELONIES, WHEN YOUR OF MULTIPLE FELONIES, WHEN YOUR BUSINESS, YOUR FOUNDATION, YOUR BUSINESS, YOUR FOUNDATION, YOUR INAUGURAL COMMITTEE HAVE ALL INAUGURAL COMMITTEE HAVE ALL COME UNDER CRIMINAL COME UNDER CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION WHILE YOU ARE INVESTIGATION WHILE YOU ARE SERVING AS PRESIDENT AND YOUR SERVING AS PRESIDENT AND YOUR FOUNDATION, IN FACT, WAS SHUT FOUNDATION, IN FACT, WAS SHUT DOWN BY AUTHORITIES AS AN DOWN BY AUTHORITIES AS AN ILLEGAL FRAUD, WHEN YOU ILLEGAL FRAUD, WHEN YOU LITERALLY HAD TO START YOUR LITERALLY HAD TO START YOUR PRESIDENCY BY PAYING A $25 PRESIDENCY BY PAYING A $25 MILLION SETTLEMENT TO SETTLE MILLION SETTLEMENT TO SETTLE OTHER TOTALLY UNRELATED OTHER TOTALLY UNRELATED ALLEGATIONS ABOUT ANOTHER ONE OF ALLEGATIONS ABOUT ANOTHER ONE OF YOUR ALLEGED FRAUDS, WHEN YOUR YOUR ALLEGED FRAUDS, WHEN YOUR LONG TIME PERSONAL LAWYER HAS LONG TIME PERSONAL LAWYER HAS JUST GONE TO FEDERAL PRISON, JUST GONE TO FEDERAL PRISON, WHEN YOUR CAMPAIGN CHAIRMAN IS WHEN YOUR CAMPAIGN CHAIRMAN IS IN FEDERAL PRISON, WHEN YOUR IN FEDERAL PRISON, WHEN YOUR DEPUTY CAMPAIGN CHAIRMAN IS DEPUTY CAMPAIGN CHAIRMAN IS AWAITING SENTENCING AND SO IS AWAITING SENTENCING AND SO IS YOUR NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER, YOUR NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER, WHEN LITERALLY YOUR SISTER HAD WHEN LITERALLY YOUR SISTER HAD TO RESIGN FROM THE JUDICIARY TO RESIGN FROM THE JUDICIARY BECAUSE OF HER INVOLVEMENT IN A BECAUSE OF HER INVOLVEMENT IN A LONG-RUNNING MULTI-MILLION LONG-RUNNING MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR CRIMINAL TAX FRAUD SCHEME DOLLAR CRIMINAL TAX FRAUD SCHEME RUN BY HER BROTHER, WHICH IS YOU RUN BY HER BROTHER, WHICH IS YOU THE PRESIDENT, WHEN ALL THOSE THE PRESIDENT, WHEN ALL THOSE THINGS ARE TRUE ABOUT THE THINGS ARE TRUE ABOUT THE SITTING PRESIDENT, YEAH, YEAH, SITTING PRESIDENT, YEAH, YEAH, YOU ARE GOING TO GET SOME YOU ARE GOING TO GET SOME CHALLENGERS. CHALLENGERS. YOU ARE GOING TO GET SOME YOU ARE GOING TO GET SOME CHALLENGERS FOR THAT JOB THAT CHALLENGERS FOR THAT JOB THAT YOU NOW HOLD. YOU NOW HOLD. WITH A RECORD LIKE THAT, WITH WITH A RECORD LIKE THAT, WITH JUST THAT BALANCE SHEET, YOU JUST THAT BALANCE SHEET, YOU WOULD GET A LOT OF CHALLENGERS WOULD GET A LOT OF CHALLENGERS FOR YOUR JOB, EVEN IF YOU FOR YOUR JOB, EVEN IF YOU WEREN’T A PRESIDENT WHO WEREN’T A PRESIDENT WHO FREQUENTLY WENT ONLINE AND FREQUENTLY WENT ONLINE AND STARTED RANTING LIKE A LIVING, STARTED RANTING LIKE A LIVING, BREATHING, EVIL DARK SIDE BREATHING, EVIL DARK SIDE VERSION OF THE LABEL ON A BOTTLE VERSION OF THE LABEL ON A BOTTLE OF SOAP. OF SOAP. YES, I THINK IT’S FAIR TO SAY YES, I THINK IT’S FAIR TO SAY THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY — I LOVE THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY — I LOVE DR. BRAUNER SOAP. DR. BRAUNER SOAP. I’M POSITIVE. I’M POSITIVE. I’M JUST SAYING, THE PRESIDENT I’M JUST SAYING, THE PRESIDENT THESE DAYS, TODAY IN PARTICULAR, THESE DAYS, TODAY IN PARTICULAR, SOUNDS LIKE HE IS BEING SOUNDS LIKE HE IS BEING TRANSLATED THROUGH A FEW TRANSLATED THROUGH A FEW DIFFERENT FOREIGN LANGUAGES ALL DIFFERENT FOREIGN LANGUAGES ALL IN CAPS — ANYWAY. IN CAPS — ANYWAY. THE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE KNEW A LOT THE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE KNEW A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE GOING TO GET INTO OF PEOPLE WERE GOING TO GET INTO THE PRIMARY TO TRY TO EARN THE THE PRIMARY TO TRY TO EARN THE RIGHT TO CHALLENGE THIS RIGHT TO CHALLENGE THIS PRESIDENT ON BEHALF OF THE PRESIDENT ON BEHALF OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. DEMOCRATIC PARTY. BUT I THINK IT IS ALSO FAIR TO BUT I THINK IT IS ALSO FAIR TO SAY THAT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY SAY THAT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY DID NOT KNOW THAT THEY WOULD BE DID NOT KNOW THAT THEY WOULD BE FIELDING THE LARGEST FIELDING THE LARGEST PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY OF ALL PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY OF ALL TIME. TIME. WE THOUGHT THAT 17 CANDIDATES IN WE THOUGHT THAT 17 CANDIDATES IN THE 2016 REPUBLICAN FIELD WAS THE 2016 REPUBLICAN FIELD WAS NUTS. NUTS. DEMOCRATS THIS YEAR BLEW THROUGH DEMOCRATS THIS YEAR BLEW THROUGH THAT RECORD AND KEPT GOING. THAT RECORD AND KEPT GOING. NOT 17. NOT 17. WE WILL GO 18, 19, 20, 21 — HOW WE WILL GO 18, 19, 20, 21 — HOW HIGH CAN THEY GO? HIGH CAN THEY GO? I DON’T THINK THE DEMOCRATIC I DON’T THINK THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY COULD HAVE ANTICIPATED PARTY COULD HAVE ANTICIPATED WITH EVEN A FIELD THIS LARGE WITH EVEN A FIELD THIS LARGE THAT THE INCLUSION RULES THAT THAT THE INCLUSION RULES THAT THEY SET FOR THEIR FIRST TWO THEY SET FOR THEIR FIRST TWO DEBATES WOULD RESULT IN 20 DEBATES WOULD RESULT IN 20 DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES MAKING IT DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES MAKING IT ON THE STAGE FOR THOSE DEBATES. ON THE STAGE FOR THOSE DEBATES. 20. 20. THAT IS JUST HOW IT WORKED OUT. THAT IS JUST HOW IT WORKED OUT. ONCE THAT REMARKABLE RESULT WAS ONCE THAT REMARKABLE RESULT WAS CLEAR THOUGH FOR THOSE FIRST TWO CLEAR THOUGH FOR THOSE FIRST TWO DEBATES, THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY DEBATES, THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY TOOK STEPS TO MAKE SURE THE TOOK STEPS TO MAKE SURE THE THIRD DEBATE WOULD BE A TOUGHER THIRD DEBATE WOULD BE A TOUGHER TICKET. TICKET. YOU WOULD HAVE TO UP YOUR YOU WOULD HAVE TO UP YOUR FUND-RAISING BASE TO 130,000 FUND-RAISING BASE TO 130,000 DONORS. DONORS. IN ADDITION, YOU WOULD NEED TO IN ADDITION, YOU WOULD NEED TO HIT 2% IN NATIONAL POLLS OR HIT 2% IN NATIONAL POLLS OR EARLY STATE POLLS, AT LEAST FOUR EARLY STATE POLLS, AT LEAST FOUR POLLS YOU NEED 2%. POLLS YOU NEED 2%. THOSE ARE NOT TERRIBLE RULES. THOSE ARE NOT TERRIBLE RULES. THOSE ARE NOT ONEROUS ON THE THOSE ARE NOT ONEROUS ON THE FACE OF IT. FACE OF IT. THOSE ARE TOUGHER RULES THAN THOSE ARE TOUGHER RULES THAN WERE IN PLACE FOR THE FIRST TWO WERE IN PLACE FOR THE FIRST TWO DEBATES. DEBATES. THESE NEW TOUGHER THIRD DEBATE THESE NEW TOUGHER THIRD DEBATE RULES THUS FAR LOOK LIKE THEY RULES THUS FAR LOOK LIKE THEY ARE GOING TO RESULT IN ARE GOING TO RESULT IN SIGNIFICANTLY FEWER DEMOCRATIC SIGNIFICANTLY FEWER DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES MAKING IT ON THE CANDIDATES MAKING IT ON THE STAGE. STAGE. LIKE ROUGHLY HALF. LIKE ROUGHLY HALF. I MENTION THE ACUTENESS OF THE I MENTION THE ACUTENESS OF THE FUNNELING ANGLE HERE AND HOW IT FUNNELING ANGLE HERE AND HOW IT IS STARTING TO PINCH THIS FIELD IS STARTING TO PINCH THIS FIELD A LITTLE BIT. A LITTLE BIT. PART OF THE WAY YOU CAN SEE THAT PART OF THE WAY YOU CAN SEE THAT AS THE NUMBER OF CANDIDATES GOES AS THE NUMBER OF CANDIDATES GOES FROM THIS BIG TO THIS BIG IS FROM THIS BIG TO THIS BIG IS THAT THE CANDIDATES WHO ARE THAT THE CANDIDATES WHO ARE LOSING OUT, WHO ARE BEING LOSING OUT, WHO ARE BEING SQUEEZED OUT AS A RESULT OF THE SQUEEZED OUT AS A RESULT OF THE STRICTER RULES, THEY ARE MAD STRICTER RULES, THEY ARE MAD ABOUT IT. ABOUT IT. AS YOU MIGHT IMAGINE. AS YOU MIGHT IMAGINE. BUT THEY’RE NOT JUST STEWING ON BUT THEY’RE NOT JUST STEWING ON IT. IT. THEY ARE PUBLICALLY SAYING SO. THEY ARE PUBLICALLY SAYING SO.>>I AM PROUD TO BE A DEMOCRAT.>>I AM PROUD TO BE A DEMOCRAT. AND I STAND HERE GRATEFUL FOR AND I STAND HERE GRATEFUL FOR THE WORK YOU DO DAY IN AND DAY THE WORK YOU DO DAY IN AND DAY OUT TO STRENGTHEN OUR PARTY. OUT TO STRENGTHEN OUR PARTY. I’M READY TO LEAD OUR PARTY AND I’M READY TO LEAD OUR PARTY AND OUR COUNTRY TO VICTORY NEXT OUR COUNTRY TO VICTORY NEXT NOVEMBER. NOVEMBER. BUT I GOTTA BE HONEST. BUT I GOTTA BE HONEST. I SAY IT WITH LOVE. I SAY IT WITH LOVE. THE D FLNC PROCESS IS STIFLING THE D FLNC PROCESS IS STIFLING DEBATE AT A TIME WHEN WE NEED IT DEBATE AT A TIME WHEN WE NEED IT MOST. MOST. WE’RE REWARDING CELEBRITY WE’RE REWARDING CELEBRITY CANDIDATES WITH MILLIONS OF CANDIDATES WITH MILLIONS OF TWITTER FOLLOWERS, BILLIONAIRES TWITTER FOLLOWERS, BILLIONAIRES WHO BUY THEIR WAY ON THE DEBATE WHO BUY THEIR WAY ON THE DEBATE STAGE AND CANDIDATES WHO HAVE STAGE AND CANDIDATES WHO HAVE BEEN RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT FOR BEEN RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT FOR YEARS. YEARS. IT FORCES CAMPAIGNS TO FORCE IT FORCES CAMPAIGNS TO FORCE OVER MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO OVER MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO FACEBOOK, THE SAME PLATFORM THAT FACEBOOK, THE SAME PLATFORM THAT LET THE RUSSIANS INTERFERE IN LET THE RUSSIANS INTERFERE IN 2016 INSTEAD OF HARNESSING THE 2016 INSTEAD OF HARNESSING THE RESOURCES TO TALK TO VOTERS. RESOURCES TO TALK TO VOTERS. IF BE WANTED TO BE THE PARTY IF BE WANTED TO BE THE PARTY THAT EXCLUDED PEOPLE, WE WOULD THAT EXCLUDED PEOPLE, WE WOULD BE REPUBLICANS. BE REPUBLICANS. THESE RULES HAVE CREATED EXACTLY THESE RULES HAVE CREATED EXACTLY THE WRONG OUTCOMES AND THEY WILL THE WRONG OUTCOMES AND THEY WILL NOT HELP US BEAT DONALD TRUMP. NOT HELP US BEAT DONALD TRUMP. I’M NOT GOING TO BE ON THE I’M NOT GOING TO BE ON THE DEBATE STAGE NEXT MONTH. DEBATE STAGE NEXT MONTH. BUT I AM GOING TO BE OUT IN IOWA BUT I AM GOING TO BE OUT IN IOWA AND NEW HAMPSHIRE AND SOUTH AND NEW HAMPSHIRE AND SOUTH CAROLINA AND NEVADA BUILDING THE CAROLINA AND NEVADA BUILDING THE CONSTITUENCY FOR CHANGE THIS CONSTITUENCY FOR CHANGE THIS COUNTRY NEEDS. COUNTRY NEEDS.>>COLORADO SENATOR MICHAEL>>COLORADO SENATOR MICHAEL BENNETT AT THE BIG SUMMER BENNETT AT THE BIG SUMMER MEETING IN SAN FRANCISCO. MEETING IN SAN FRANCISCO. SAYING THAT WHILE THE DEMOCRATIC SAYING THAT WHILE THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN SITS NATIONAL COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN SITS RIGHT NEXT TO HIM LOOKING ON RIGHT NEXT TO HIM LOOKING ON WHILE HE LAMBASTES THE PROCESS WHILE HE LAMBASTES THE PROCESS THAT IS RESULTING IN HIM, AMONG THAT IS RESULTING IN HIM, AMONG OTHERS, NOT GETTING INTO THE OTHERS, NOT GETTING INTO THE THIRD ROUND OF DEBATES. THIRD ROUND OF DEBATES. THE DEMOCRATS WHO ARE NOT GOING THE DEMOCRATS WHO ARE NOT GOING TO MAKE THE SEPTEMBER DEBATE, TO MAKE THE SEPTEMBER DEBATE, SOME OF THEM, ARE EXPRESSING SOME OF THEM, ARE EXPRESSING THEIR ANGER AND THEIR THEIR ANGER AND THEIR FRUSTRATION AND THEIR ARGUMENT FRUSTRATION AND THEIR ARGUMENT AGAINST THIS PROCESS, WHICH IS AGAINST THIS PROCESS, WHICH IS HAVING THE EFFECT OF WINNOWING HAVING THE EFFECT OF WINNOWING THEM OUT OF THIS PROCESS. THEM OUT OF THIS PROCESS. AS THE SENATOR ALLUDED TO, WHEN AS THE SENATOR ALLUDED TO, WHEN HE SAID I’M NOT GOING TO BE ON HE SAID I’M NOT GOING TO BE ON THE STAGE BUT I’M GOING TO BE THE STAGE BUT I’M GOING TO BE OUT, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT OUT, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT CAMPAIGNS CAN BUILD SUPPORT AND CAMPAIGNS CAN BUILD SUPPORT AND MOMENTUM SOME WAY OTHER THAN THE MOMENTUM SOME WAY OTHER THAN THE DEBATES. DEBATES. WHEN CANDIDATES DON’T MAKE IT ON WHEN CANDIDATES DON’T MAKE IT ON THE STAGES. THE STAGES. THAT’S A HEAVY LIFT. THAT’S A HEAVY LIFT. THE CANDIDATES KNOW THAT. THE CANDIDATES KNOW THAT. SO IN ADDITION TO THAT KIND OF SO IN ADDITION TO THAT KIND OF ANGRY STATEMENT THAT YOU GOT NOW ANGRY STATEMENT THAT YOU GOT NOW FROM SOME OF THE OTHER FROM SOME OF THE OTHER CANDIDATES WHO ARE GETTING CANDIDATES WHO ARE GETTING SQUEEZED OUT, IN ADDITION TO SQUEEZED OUT, IN ADDITION TO THAT, THE OTHER THING THAT THE THAT, THE OTHER THING THAT THE SEPTEMBER DEBATE RULES ARE DOING SEPTEMBER DEBATE RULES ARE DOING IS THEY ARE PUSHING SOME IS THEY ARE PUSHING SOME CANDIDATES OUT OF THE RACE CANDIDATES OUT OF THE RACE ENTIRELY. ENTIRELY. WHEN THOSE CANDIDATES CONFRONT WHEN THOSE CANDIDATES CONFRONT THE REALIZATION THAT THEY ARE THE REALIZATION THAT THEY ARE NOT GOING TO MAKE IT ON TO THE NOT GOING TO MAKE IT ON TO THE NEXT DEBATE STAGE. NEXT DEBATE STAGE. SO THAT LOOMING SEPTEMBER SO THAT LOOMING SEPTEMBER DEBATE, THAT LOOMING THIRD DEBATE, THAT LOOMING THIRD DEBATE HAS STARTED A SORT OF DEBATE HAS STARTED A SORT OF SHEDDING SEASON WHERE CANDIDATES SHEDDING SEASON WHERE CANDIDATES ARE NOW STARTING TO TAKE ARE NOW STARTING TO TAKE THEMSELVES OUT OF THE RUNNING. THEMSELVES OUT OF THE RUNNING. THE PARTIES WILL ALWAYS HAVE TO THE PARTIES WILL ALWAYS HAVE TO HAVE SOME WAY TO DETERMINE WHO HAVE SOME WAY TO DETERMINE WHO MAKES IT ON THE DEBATE STAGES MAKES IT ON THE DEBATE STAGES AND WHO DOESN’T. AND WHO DOESN’T. OTHERWISE, WOULD YOU HAVE A OTHERWISE, WOULD YOU HAVE A DEBATE STAGE WITH 1,000 DEBATE STAGE WITH 1,000 CANDIDATES. CANDIDATES. THERE HAS TO BE SOME CRITERIA. THERE HAS TO BE SOME CRITERIA. THAT’S ALWAYS BEEN THE CASE IN THAT’S ALWAYS BEEN THE CASE IN EVERY CAMPAIGN FOR BOTH MAJOR EVERY CAMPAIGN FOR BOTH MAJOR PARTIES. PARTIES. THERE WILL ALWAYS BE SOME THERE WILL ALWAYS BE SOME CONTROVERSY THAT ATTENDS TO THAT CONTROVERSY THAT ATTENDS TO THAT IN TERMS OF THE PARTYIES IN TERMS OF THE PARTYIES CONSTRAINING WHO GETS INTO THE CONSTRAINING WHO GETS INTO THE DEBATES. DEBATES. AGGRESSIVE WINNOWING THAT’S AGGRESSIVE WINNOWING THAT’S HAPPENING RIGHT NOW BETWEEN THE HAPPENING RIGHT NOW BETWEEN THE FIRST AND SECOND DEBATES AND FIRST AND SECOND DEBATES AND THESE NEXT DEBATES THAT ARE THESE NEXT DEBATES THAT ARE COMING UP, THIS IS ALSO — IT’S COMING UP, THIS IS ALSO — IT’S OBVIOUSLY REALLY SHAKING THE OBVIOUSLY REALLY SHAKING THE DEMOCRATS WHO AREN’T GOING TO DEMOCRATS WHO AREN’T GOING TO MAKE THAT NEXT STAGE. MAKE THAT NEXT STAGE. IT INEVITABLY HAS THE KNOCK-ON IT INEVITABLY HAS THE KNOCK-ON AFFECT OF SHINING A BRIGHTER AFFECT OF SHINING A BRIGHTER SPOTLIGHT AND DIRECTING MORE SPOTLIGHT AND DIRECTING MORE SCRUTINY TO THE SMALLER NUMBER SCRUTINY TO THE SMALLER NUMBER OF CANDIDATES THAT IS MAKING IT OF CANDIDATES THAT IS MAKING IT THROUGH THAT FUNNEL, THAT’S THROUGH THAT FUNNEL, THAT’S GOING TO BE IN CONTENTION ON GOING TO BE IN CONTENTION ON THAT SOON TO BE MUCH SMALLER THAT SOON TO BE MUCH SMALLER STAGE. STAGE. SO TONIGHT, I WANTED TO TAKE A SO TONIGHT, I WANTED TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE STRENGTH OF THAT LOOK AT THE STRENGTH OF THAT FIELD. FIELD. PART OF MY THINKING ABOUT THIS PART OF MY THINKING ABOUT THIS TONIGHT IS THAT THINGS ARE CRAZY TONIGHT IS THAT THINGS ARE CRAZY RIGHT NOW IN THE NEWS. RIGHT NOW IN THE NEWS. EVERYBODY IS ABLE TO FOLLOW THE EVERYBODY IS ABLE TO FOLLOW THE HEADLINES OVER THE COURSE OF THE HEADLINES OVER THE COURSE OF THE DAY. DAY. THERE’S A LOT THAT I FEEL LIKE THERE’S A LOT THAT I FEEL LIKE WE CAN OFFER ON THE DAILY NEWS WE CAN OFFER ON THE DAILY NEWS OF EVERYDAY AND EVERY BIT OF OF EVERYDAY AND EVERY BIT OF CRAZINESS THAT EMERGES FROM THIS CRAZINESS THAT EMERGES FROM THIS ADMINISTRATION. ADMINISTRATION. BUT WHEN IT COMES TO THE BUT WHEN IT COMES TO THE DEMOCRATS WHO ARE TRYING TO DEMOCRATS WHO ARE TRYING TO REPLACE THIS PRESIDENT, TALKING REPLACE THIS PRESIDENT, TALKING ABOUT THEM JUST ON THEIR OWN ABOUT THEM JUST ON THEIR OWN TERMS I FEEL LIKE SOMETIMES TERMS I FEEL LIKE SOMETIMES STOPPING, LOOKING AT WHAT THE STOPPING, LOOKING AT WHAT THE PRESIDENT IS DOING AND WHAT THE PRESIDENT IS DOING AND WHAT THE DEMOCRATS ARE OFFERING INSTEAD DEMOCRATS ARE OFFERING INSTEAD GIVES YOU A CLEARER VIEW RATHER GIVES YOU A CLEARER VIEW RATHER THAN TRYING TO SEE HIM, SEE THAN TRYING TO SEE HIM, SEE THEM. THEM. JUST FOCUS ON THEM FOR A SECOND. JUST FOCUS ON THEM FOR A SECOND. THE REASON I WANTED TO DO THIS THE REASON I WANTED TO DO THIS NOW IS BECAUSE WE DID THIS ONCE NOW IS BECAUSE WE DID THIS ONCE BEFORE. BEFORE. WE ACTUALLY GOT MORE POSITIVE WE ACTUALLY GOT MORE POSITIVE FEEDBACK FROM YOU GUYS THAN FEEDBACK FROM YOU GUYS THAN ANYTHING ELSE WE HAVE DONE ON ANYTHING ELSE WE HAVE DONE ON THIS TV SHOW IN THIS HOUR THIS THIS TV SHOW IN THIS HOUR THIS ENTIRE YEAR. ENTIRE YEAR. IT WAS RIGHT AFTER THE FIRST IT WAS RIGHT AFTER THE FIRST DEBATE, THE ONE HOSTED BY NBC DEBATE, THE ONE HOSTED BY NBC AND MSNBC AND TELEMUNDO IN AND MSNBC AND TELEMUNDO IN MIAMI. MIAMI. THE NIGHT AFTER THAT FIRST THE NIGHT AFTER THAT FIRST DEBATE IN MIAMI, BASICALLY ON DEBATE IN MIAMI, BASICALLY ON THIS SHOW WE DID A WHOLE SHOW THIS SHOW WE DID A WHOLE SHOW THAT WAS THE DEMOCRATIC THAT WAS THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES PUT THEIR BEST FOOT CANDIDATES PUT THEIR BEST FOOT FORWARD. FORWARD. BECAUSE THE REASON THESE DEBATES BECAUSE THE REASON THESE DEBATES ARE SUCH A HUGE DEAL AT THIS ARE SUCH A HUGE DEAL AT THIS POINT, THE REASON IT’S SUCH A POINT, THE REASON IT’S SUCH A FANTASTICALLY HIGH STAKES FANTASTICALLY HIGH STAKES DECISION FOR THE D FLNC TO MAKE DECISION FOR THE D FLNC TO MAKE RULES HARDER AND HARDER SO THAT RULES HARDER AND HARDER SO THAT THERE ARE HIGHER BARRIERS FOR THERE ARE HIGHER BARRIERS FOR CANDIDATES TO GET INTO THESE CANDIDATES TO GET INTO THESE DEBATES, THE REASON THAT’S A DEBATES, THE REASON THAT’S A POTENTIALLY DETERMINEATIVE THING POTENTIALLY DETERMINEATIVE THING IS BECAUSE IT’S NOT JUST A IS BECAUSE IT’S NOT JUST A KILLER TO BE ABSENT FROM THAT KILLER TO BE ABSENT FROM THAT STAGE, IT’S BECAUSE ONCE YOU DO

100 thoughts to “Trump’s Flawed Record Attracts Challengers Aplenty For 2020 | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC”

  1. The Madcow conspiracy theorist is still on tv? I thought this dude cried and gave up after his life fell apart before our eyes.

  2. All those Dedicated Public SERVANTS getting in each other's way and overcrowding the field so badly they can't even manage meaningful debates, clamoring ME ME ME grabbing and wrestling for the brass ring, It's DISGUSTING!! (both sides) "They're Yahoos, they're ALL Yahoos". (Gulliver's Travels)

  3. The fairest thing for the DNC to do is to get rid of Super Delegates. If you are going to complain about The Electoral College then it is hypocritical to support Super Delegates.

  4. This is pure comedy.Maddcow is absolutely the worst. The demonrats cant say anything but free,free,free.
    Trump2020 ,KAG2020, MAGA2020 .

  5. People just like Rachel are the reason trump will get relected..they said the same thing about trump before he was elected and thay haven't learned anything

  6. I'm surprised more Republicans haven't thrown their hats in the ring!!! They should be appalled at what has happened to their party which has now become unrecognizable and SILENT in the face of what is obviously an unqualified, corrupt, dishonest, divisive operator! Even the far right conservatives should be insulted and disgusted at what has taken place like everyone else!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. dear rachael I love you but PLEASE stop smaking your lips, swallowing so loud rubbing your hands I feel like smaking you or drinking lots of water and please try not to be so happy against these people who do right or wrong their days are coming, otherwise I appreciate you so much, watching your program makes it all better to understand what is happening, thanks

  8. Your choices for president are four more years of Donald Trump….or else Bernie Sanders/Elisabeth Warren or Elisabeth Warren/Bernie Sanders.
    Joe Biden is an out of touch old man and he would get flattened in one debate by Donald Trump and then he would rise in the polls again.
    If the DNC, the Democratic Party supporting media and the wealthy "super delegate" Democrats are going to prevent a progressive like Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren from taking power….they will lose in 2020.
    Get some courage. 
    Prepare for higher taxes and more involvement in your society.

  9. Bennet? Just what we need, a tantrum to run against a tantrum. Gracious behavior and self-assessment tossed out the window? I'm glad he showed his fragility and potential for selfish and needlessly destructive anger before we got too much invested in him.

  10. Trump has a lot of supporters, even more than he had the first time. This also includes African-Americans and Hispanics.

  11. Michael Bennet is already where he is needed – the senate. More candidates need to focus their efforts there to unseat Moscow Mitch.

  12. Hahahaha😂🤣😂🤣 Nothing funnier then watching you guys try to appear credible. KEEP America Great 👍🏻 🇺🇸👍🏻🇺🇸👍🏻🇺🇸👍🏻🇺🇸

  13. I think the Dem Primary is probably gonna come down to name recognition this time, which will be good for Sanders. I think he might just get it this time, a lot of his policies that seemed too impractical to implement in 2016 are now supported by a majority of people. I hope he gets is, i think it would be good for america to have someone in the whitehouse with some sense!

  14. I bet Steve bullock is happy that Michael Bennett is sharing his sour grapes these guys need to stop complaining about the qualifying process solely because they are under performing the dnc needs a way to shrink the field otherwise low performing candidates will never drop out and a nominee will take forever to be selected

  15. Two relative moderates, Hickenlooper and Enslee, gone. Soon only the kooks will be left since a kook is the only one that can win the nomination. For all his faults, looks like DT is headed for reelection.

  16. what I want to hear/see is the evidence of these challengers standing up to trump over the last 3 years… repeatedly and consistently.. frankly, just ditch the republican party and those that had the moral backbone to leave should create something new to replace it – that trump did all the list (and more) that Rachel goes over the issue is that (and let me say this slowly) .. he.. is.. still.. president. Trump may be what he is.. but those 'challenging' him are no better if they didn't stand against all this openly, repeatedly and vigourously .. as enablers they are, in some ways, worse

  17. i do agree, we need to have the chance to find out where they stand on the issues, basically 'who they are'. and mix up the order, try putting different ones together to see how they relate to one another, how their opinions differ, how they are similar. the attacks are not helpful, except to weed out the attackers. we do need to know where they stand, we don't need to get another childish bully like trump. sorry, just woke up and my mind is still fuzzy and not expressing myself very well. old lady naps, lol.

  18. Trump has a great record, that the left will never ever talk about. Instead lets talk about what these dems have to offer: Abortion over life, Atheism over God, Illegals over citizens, Criminals over law enforcement, Israel's enemies over Israel, Muslims over Americans, Communism over capitalism, Globalist over America, Wall St. over Main St. Sharia law over our laws, Abolish the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th and 6th amendment, Abolish the electoral college, Abolish the border, open borders for the whole world and free health care and college for all of them, Abolish ICE, Abolish or change the Supreme Court, and the biggest act of slavery on all citizens, once again the dems can be the party of slaves, Indian Removal but this time it most likely will be whites and Jews, much higher taxes, cities that look like Calif with their homeless population, record poverty, and diseases we will be unable to deal with. Oh, and lets not forget our vagina hats. Forget the climate issues, with our country having open borders for all, no one will give a toot or could possibly contain or control the destruction that will come. Sure, lets vote this crap in.

  19. any process on it's surface may well appear unfair. esp. to those forced out. yet, there must be some process. debates can not go on forever , neither can the primary season. btw, 2% in the polls is a pretty low threshold. you cant let this go on and on. either you are resonating with voters or you are not. indeed get the field down and move it along

  20. I don't mind winnowing, but the DNC has to be unbiased, and it has been very biased toward Tulsi Gabbard, by not accepting the polls that show her getting over 2%. The DNC is just arbitrarily picking the national polls that support the candidates that the DNC wants.

  21. Basically, the hurt that Trump and friends have placed upon the USA will be felt for generations, generations. Did that sink in GENERATIONS. Now stop the victory dance and come up with a viable solution.

  22. It's a heavy lift to build support when you're ruled off the debate stage, says Ms. Maddow. How true. In the case of Sen. Bennet and many others, however, it was a heavy lift to build support when they were on the debate stage, even when the leader in the polls had two mediocre performances. There seems to be no difference for those like Bennet and Inslee and Hickenlooper and Castro and Ryan and Delaney and others in terms of support whether they get to present themselves in a debate or not. It's not like no one benefited from the first two debates. Warren has been building support. Harris got an at least temporary bounce and name recognition out of the first debate. Have those whose poll numbers didn't move above 2% despite appearing in two debates ask themselves why not? Or did they just assume they performed perfectly, so it must be the system that failed? Or there's something wrong with the polls. Or with the voters. Those sound like Trumpian excuses. Finally, we know why each candidate wants to be president, what they'd like to accomplish. What is not clear concerning many of them is why they should be president, not why a generic Democrat should be president, but why they should. Everyone remembers only two Democratic candidates in 2016, but there were three or four others…who dropped out. Who couldn't explain why they should be president instead of the two front runners. It was very clear why Bernie and Hillary thought they should be in the White House. They had a vision, not just a particular issue, as did Obama, as did Trump. And Michael Bennet's vision for America, as opposed to Harris' or Buttigieg's or Biden's or Warren's would be….c'mon, his vision for America would be… That's your problem, Sen. Bennet, and is inevitably a problem in a field idiotically as large as this, simply because the incumbent is unpopular. Aren't most of them running, as Ms. Maddow implies, for this reason? "I am running for president because I'd like to be president and I figure it'll never be this easy (don't be so sure) to defeat an incumbent again in my lifetime. That's why I'm running. Now let me think up some issues to talk about and hope they aren't the same ones as the other two dozen candidates." That's not how you build support on a debate stage or at the grassroots level. For all their specifics, Warren and Bernie have a vision for the future of America under which all the specifics fit. You ask them a question about a specific issue and it gets related back to their overall vision. Biden does as well, though his builds on past accomplishments. In that way, the issue statements don't sound like an unrelated shopping list of items. To use that metaphor further: Warren and Sanders write down on their To Do list: "Convince family to eat more healthily. Go to supermarket. Find nutritious food for family." Most of the other candidates would write: "Go to supermarket and buy avocados, 2% milk, bananas, lean pork chops and muesli (or any of twenty other combinations of individual foods). Hope family will like them."

  23. There's alot of candidates because that's how we do it here in an "informed democracy."

    The primary process will whittle them down, as things progress, and we'll be left with the small handful of candidates who the people have ultimately decided are the best choices for the issues we face.

    Complain by going to the polls lol THAT'S where the change actually happens!

    We can write out as many screeds on social media, or Reddit forums or comment sections, but we may as well be screaming into an empty room until election day comes and we can actually turn those words into action.

    During the 2016 election, Trump was on the debate stage at first with like 10 other people lol so, as overwhelming as it feels right now, having so many candidates to choose from is NOT abnormal, nor is it an altogether bad thing overall.

    It's just the American Political process at work.

  24. The President with the lowest average approval rating of all US Presidents of all time.

    The most scandal-plagued President in Us history, not just since Watergate, but in the history of the country.

    Has Literally been named by Federal Prosecutors as, "Individual 1," in the commission of multiple felonies.

    His business, his foundation, his inaugural committee, have all come under criminal investigation while in office serving as President.

    His foundation, in fact, was shut down by authorities as an, "illegal fraud."

    Started his Presidency by paying a $25 million dollar settlement to settle another, totally unrelated allegatio about another alleged illegally fraudulent activity.

    His long-time personal lawyer has just gone to Federal Prison.

    His Campaign Chairman is in Federal Prison.

    His deputy Campaign Chairman and former National Security advisor are both awaiting sentencing

    His sister had to resign from the Federal Judiciary because of her apparent involvement in a long-running multi million dollar criminal tax fraud scheme that appears to have been run by her brother, the President of the United States.

    When all those things are true about the sitting President, he's going to get some challengers lol

  25. Well Sister when a power of attorney blocks your right to vote the charges list just keeps getting bigger. Cuz that's me trying to be in the running but the funds jacking lost funds that just dropped the Nazdaq 800 points with my name on it is really starting to irritate me. 195 I.q. vs an bunch of Christian's whom think Jesus needed to bite it for thier sin alleviation. So present the power of attorney paper work everyone.

  26. Cuz I showed up today and a bunch of you ran for the hills. Why?
    Better yet because I don't play the Dem/rep game of communal tax payer disempowerment and all of you sit back blow all our money and divert it right back on the tax payers. That's the beginning of the video. Maybe I should take a 15 minute osha break.

  27. Trump's flawed record? Lol. You fools.
    A 74 year old billionaire POTUS doesn't sound like a flawed record to me.
    It sounds like success.

  28. The way the DNC has handled the debates has made it clear that we need to bring back The League of Women Voters. They ran the debates for both parties for years and did so without so much anger and cynicism.

  29. Sounds like Rachel is describing the Clinton's. Oh that's right MSNBC not FOX sells for Neoliberal's with total disregard for human life. Profits before People. Joseph Goebbel's contribution to society.

  30. I am a "Residente Pensionado" = "retired foreigner" living in Costa Rica. It costs me $62 to send my voter registration form to my County Clerk's office and another $62 to send my ballot by DHL. Will I spend $124 to vote for Joe Biden? – NO F**ING WAY!!! I will spend TWICE THAT to vote for Bernie OR Elizabeth!

  31. MSNBC you could use the networks that (the American people gives you the PRIVILEGE of using a PRIVILEGE that can and will be taken away if your continued abuse of that PRIVILEGE) to give equal time to the candidates that dccc have deamed to be unworthy to be part their rigged circus.
    Be human again and NOT corporate lackies.
    Here start with this candidate.
    https://youtu.be/bUMUYaeUOfs

  32. I like you Senator Michael, but we have enough moderate… Centrist Democrats. Bernie and Warren are the only ones I'm checking for!

  33. Trump's trade war (easy to win) is all about INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. rich peoples ideas COPIED by others for a cheaper price. NOT FOOD OR MEDICINES. Trump and Senator Grassley screwed the farmers over MONEY. TRUMP also has SAVED THE RUSSIAN ECONOMY. GOP REFUSES TO PROTECT OUR ELECTIONS. WHY?

  34. This video of Madcow the amazon creature had me laughing out loud. I can't believe msnbc still has this thing in front of the camera. It must still have a show for comic ratings.

  35. Shouldnt this lesbian be working on Ruth Baders obituary and the announcement Trump gets a new Supreme Court pick?

  36. if Rachel didn't look like a Man trying to be a woman that looks like a man the Democrats would notice she is white

  37. Tom Perez is right to reduce the field… but he's terrible for the DNC. He's taking bribes from the fossil fuel industry and he's doing their bidding, making sure their dirty money can flow to Democratic candidates, and making sure Democrats do not ever talk about climate change.
    He needs to go.

  38. Trump could sit in the middle of Barack H Obama Avenue buck naked, eating a live pigeon and growling at passersby, and he wouldn't look any crazier than he actually is right now.
    The first year alone of the Trump administration resulted in more loss of life from drone strikes, including 10 children aged 12 years and under in Yakla, than all eight years of Obama’s presidency.

  39. Who's paying for Bennett to do all this traveling? If he really wants to get positive things done in this country, he would work on keeping his senate seat and helping other Democrats win Senate seats. It is just as important to get Moscow Mitch and Senate Republicans out of office as it is to get trump out. This bantering sounds like he has only his own interests at heart.

  40. Thank you President #TRUMP2020 HUGE Trade Deal With Japan That Benefits American Farmers on Excess China Corn.

  41. Nothing less than a bunch of anti-American, communist lover losers. Amazing, not since WW2 and the cold war we are facing a clear and present danger from domestic communist sympathizer of the Democratic Communist Party that hates and want to destroy our Republic.

  42. Sorry, but some of you people sitting at less then 2% need to be weeded out. Especially when those lower candidates are just grasping at whatever they can to stay relevant, including attacking Obama and the party. They are doing harm and have no chance.

  43. Democrat clown car unveiled the old green deal that imploded Spains economy a decade ago! Madcows a Nazi type propagandist zero credibility.

  44. Hi Rachel, I know this is off the topic but what do you know about Trump Model Management and it’s ties to human trafficking ? Shouldn’t this be a huge story ?

  45. When Lesbian Maddow considers herself to be an Expert on Presidents we may have to look for a Lesbian or Homosexual President for the White house in 2020.

  46. Seems like the liberal media have dropped the Russia Collusion BS for now. The current narrative is try to convince the sheeple that a recession is coming in 2021. Will the liberals accept this new BS? 😎.

  47. Trump worries that criminals from Mexico will cross the borders. In Canada we are only worried about one criminal crossing ours. Trump is a crime wave all by himself.

  48. I wonder if Rachel realizes her "funnel" hand gesture evokes something a little more kinky than the DNC candidate selection… 🙂

  49. Maybe the ones who don't qualify for the DNC debates in Sept can put together their own debate, not involved with the DNC? It doesn't seem right that just the "super stars" with the most money who have run or been in the public eye before, get to be in the top. Maybe the newer ones have something to give, too, just don't have the same name recognition. I don't plan to watch the debates in Sept… I've heard enough of what they all have to say.

  50. lol Of all the liberal tears we've seen flowing Maddow's tears are the funniest. Nothing he has ever predicted about the President has come true, how does this guy still have a TV show? He's all emotion and speculation, the logic of the liberal.

  51. Look at all them clowns standing in front of that ugly Madcow. It’s sad how ignorant they all are. The only democrat I respect is Tulsi and DNC is gonna screw her cause she isn’t a terrorist leftie

  52. I wish every Democrat in the house and Senate would just state 10 horrible things that theRump has done and keep repeating until election day. Trump does so many stupid things everyday that people can't remember why he sucks so bad.

  53. Honestly I don't think Trump's flawed record will have any impact in 2020. Dumb people are driven by emotion, and Trump know there's more of them and he knows how to exploit them. If people were unfazed by his outrageous scandals for the past 3 years, I'm not sure what's going to move them. You ever try to talk reason to a cultist follower?

    We know that Russia will be ramping up their smear campaign against Trump opponents via social media. We probably know that they will hack into voting machines. In fact we can see this collision happening like it was in slow motion. As long as GOP know they have the advantage, they are not going to fix it if it's not broken…for them.

  54. They acting like babies. This is how the process works . There are rules set in place in make a determination. So STOP crying about it. Save your energy to support the party!

  55. Hi from New Zealand,
    Those 21 democrat challengers are going to eat Trump alive.
    Pleaseeeeeeee, Televise it live for the world to watch.

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