‘INSANE’ CNN’s Don Lemon Utterly Flabbergasted By Steve King Embarrassing Statements

‘INSANE’ CNN’s Don Lemon Utterly Flabbergasted By Steve King Embarrassing Statements


LEMON. THIS IS BREAKING NEWS. SIX POLICE OFFICERS WOUNDED IN AN HOUR LONG STAND OFF WITH A SHOOTER IN A NORTH PHILADELPHIA NEIGHBORHOOD TONIGHT. POLICE SAY TWO OFFICERS ARE NO LONGER TRAPPED IN THE BUILDING. YOU WERE JUST HEARING FROM THE POLICE COMMISSIONER. ALSO WITH OTHER OFFICIALS COMMENDING THE OFFICERS THERE FOR THE HANDLING OF THE INCIDENT. WE HAVE BEEN WATCHING UNFOLD FOR HOURS. THANKFULLY NONE OF THE OFFICERS HAS LIFE THREATENING INJURIES. THE MAYOR AS WELL CALLING FOR MORE GUN CONTROL AND CALLING FOR THE STALLING OF THE REFORM DISGUSTING. HIS WORDS. WE’LL GO THERE LIVE. AND UPDATE YOU ON THE BREAKING NEWS STORY. AS I HAVE SAID BEFORE, IT HAS NEVER BEEN MORE TRUE THAN IT IS AT THIS MOMENT IN TIME. THAT WORDS MATTER. WORDS MATTER. WHETHER THEY ARE TWEETED OR SAID OUT LOUD. WHETHER THE WORDS ARE SAID BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, MEMBERS OF THE ADMINISTRATION OR MEBS OF HIS PARTY. THAT RAISES AN IMPORTANT QUESTION. DOES THE REPUBLICAN PARTY WANT TO OWN THIS? A PARTY OF MEN SPOUTING WORDS AND REFUSING TO BACK DOWN. WE KNOW THE GOP IS NOW THE PARTY OF DONALD TRUMP. THAT’S BEEN CLEAR FOR A LISTENING TIME. LONG TIME. WHAT ABOUT AT PART OF KEN AND STEVE KING. THE IOWA CONGRESSMAN WHO SAID THIS TODAY.>>WHAT IF WE WENT BACK THROUGH THE FAMILY TREES AND JUST PULLED THOSE PEOPLE OUT THEY WERE PRODUCTS OF RAPE AND INCEST. WOULD THERE BE ANY POPULATION OF THE WORLD LEFT? CONSIDERING ALL THE WARS AND RAPE AND TAKEN PLACE AND WHATEVER HAPPENED TO — >>WE ALL REMEMBER STEVE KING. A LONG HISTORY OF DISGUSTING RACIST REMARKS. THAT COST HIM HIS COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS THIS YEAR. AND HE’S ATTEMPTING TO DEFEND HIS OPPOSITION TO ABORTIONS AND IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES. BY SUGGESTING THERE WOULDN’T BE ANY POPULATION OF THE WORLD LEFT IF THERE WERE NO RAPE OR INCEST. DEMOCRATS AND MEMBERS OF CONGRESS’S KING’S OWN PARTY REACTING WITH OUT RAGE. LISTEN TO PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE PETE BUTTIGIEG. >>YOU WOULD THINK IT WOULD BE EASY TO COME OUT AGAINST RAPE AND INCEST. AND WHITE NATIONALISM.>>I’LL TALK TO HIM. WYOMING REPUBLICAN, DEMANDING THE CONGRESSMAN STEP DOWN. WHICH SEEMS UNLIKELY GIVEN IT WAS YESTERDAY HE TOLD CNN HE WAS FIGHTING TO GET HIS COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS BACK. IS IT THE PARTY OF TRUMP LOYALISTS LIKE TOP IMMIGRATION OFFICER? WHO SAID THIS.>>GIVE ME YOUR TIRED AND POOR WHO CAN STAND ON THEIR OWN TWO FEET AND WILL NOT BECOME A PUBLIC CHARGE.>>AND MADE MATTERS WORSE BY HARKING BACK TO A TIME WHEN MOST CAME TO THE COUNTRY TR EUROPE.>>OF COURSE THAT POEM WAS REFERRING BACK TO PEOPLE COMING FROM EUROPE. WHERE THEY HAD CLASS BASED SOCIETIES WHERE PEOPLE WERE CONSIDERED WRETCHED IF THEY WEREN’T IN THE RIGHT CLASS. IT WAS WRITTEN ONE YEAR AFTER THE FIRST FEDERAL PUBLIC CHARGE RULE WAS WRITTEN.>>LET’S REMEMBER IT WAS PRESIDENT TRUMP WHO BACK IN 2018 REPORTEDLY TOLD LAWMAKERS TRYING TO EXPAND PROTECTIONS FOR IMMIGRANTS FROM HAITI. AND SEVERAL AFRICAN NATIONS QUOTE WHY DO WE WANT PEOPLE FROM SHIT HOLE COUNTRIES COMING HERE. AND SHOULD TRY TO ATTRACT PEOPLE FROM NORWAY. IN THE WAKE OF THE NEW AWE TEMPTS TO CURVE LEGAL IMMIGRATION. HE SAID THIS.>>I’M TIRED OF SEEING TAXPAYERS — AND GO ONTO WELFARE.>>THIS IS A PRESIDENT WHO HAS BEEN RELYING ON A DELIBERATE STRATEGY OF DIVIDING AMERICANS. STOKING FEAR OF IMMIGRANTS. PEOPLE OF COLOR. WITH WORDS LIKE INVASION.>>THIS IS AN INVASION. WHEN YOU SEE THE CARAVANS STARTING OUT WITH 20,000 PEOPLE. THAT’S AN INVASION. I WAS CRITICIZED FOR USING THE WORD INVASION. IT’S AN INVASION. IT’S ALSO AN INVASION OF DRUGS. COMING IN FROM MEXICO. OKAY? INVASION OF DRUGS. >>YES, SIR. WE HAVE BARB WIRE GOING UP.>>THAT IS A STRATEGY THAT MAYBE BLOWING UP IN THE PRESIDENT’S FACE. A NEW POLL FROM FOX NEWS FINDS A STUNNING 59% SAY HE’S QUOTE TEARING THE COUNTRY APART. INCLUDING 92% OF DEMOCRATS. AND 59% OF INDEPENDENTS. DID YOU GET THAT? SIX IN TEN AMERICANS TELL FOX NEWS POLLSTERS THAT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IS TEARING THE COUNTRY APART. THE PRESIDENT’S GRIP ON POWER IS FIRM AND HIS CHANCES OF REELECTION ARE GOOD. THAT’S BECAUSE IF TRUMP IS A NEW TEFLON DON, THAT TEFLON SURROUNDING HIM HAS BEEN THE ECONOMY. SO THAT IS WHY TONIGHT HE IS MIDTWITER FREAK OUT. AS A RESULT OF THE BAD NEWS ON THE ECONOMY. THE DOW DROPPING 800 POINTS IN THE MIDDLE OF WARNING SIGNS OF A RECESSION. WITH 2020 LOOMING. HE’S RELIED ON AMERICAN TO CARE MORE ABOUT JOBS AND MONEY THAN EVERYTHING HE’S SAID TO PIT UP AGAINST EACH OTHER. ALL OF THE RACISM. THE MUELLER REPORT FINDINGS THAT DID NOT EXONERATE HIM OF WRONG DOING. THE COZYING UP OF DICTATORS. NOTHING THREATENS HIS PRESIDENCY THE WAY A DOWNTURN IN THE ECONOMY WOULD. HE’S BLAMING THE FED AND HIS OWN TEAM TRYING TO NEGOTIATE A TRADE DEAL WITH CHINA. IN OTHER WORDS, BLAMING EVERYONE ELSE. AND NOT TAKING RESPONSIBILITY. FOR ANY OF THIS. IT IS A PAGE OUT OF THE TRUMP PLAY BOOK. IS IT A GOP NOW? A PARTY WILLING TO GO ALONG WITH ANYTHING THE PRESIDENT SAYS OR DOES AS LONG AS THE ECONOMY KEEPS HUMMING? A PARTY THAT TURNS A BLIND EYE TO STEVE KING AND LONG LONG HALL OF SHAME OF RACIST REMARKS. QUOTE TO THE “NEW YORK TIMES.” WHITE NATIONALISTS? WHITE SUPREMACY? WESTERN CIVILIZATION? HOW DID THAT BECOME OFFENSIVE. AND LET’S NOT FORGET THIS.>>GO BACK THROUGH HISTORY AND FIGURE OUT WHERE ARE THESE CONTRIBUTIONS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE BY THE OTHER CATEGORIES OF PEOPLE THAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT. WHERE DID ANY OTHER SUBGROUP OF PEOPLE CONTRIBUTE MORE TO CIVILIZATION?>>OR THIS. ABOUT CHILDREN OF UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS. >>EVERYONE WHO IS A VALEDICTORIAN. THERE’S ANOTHER HUNDRED OUT THERE THAT WAY 130 POUNDS AND HAVE THE CAVS THE SIZE OF CANTALOUPES BECAUSE THEY’RE HAULING MARIJUANA ACROSS THE DESERT. >>A SPECIAL GUY. A SMART PERSON WITH REALLY THE RIGHT GEARS ON ALMOST EVERYTHING.>>LET’S NOT FORGET TRUMP LAUNCHED HIS POLITICAL CAREER BY PUSHING THE RACIST BIRTHER LIE THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS NOT BORN IN THIS COUNTRY. HE SAID THIS ABOUT THE DEADLY VIOLENCE IN CHARLOTTESVILLE.>>YOU HAD PEOPLE THAT WERE VERY FINE PEOPLE ON BOTH SIDES. YOU HAD PEOPLE IN THAT GROUP. EXCUSE ME. I SAW THE SAME PICTURES AS YOU DID. >>THE PRESIDENT WHO SAID THIS ABOUT NFL PLAYERS TAKING A KNEE IT PROTEST RACIAL INJUSTICE. >>WOULDN’T YOU LOVE TO SEE ONE OF THE OWNERS WHEN SOMEBODY DISRESPECTS THE FLAG. GET THAT SON OF A PITCH ALL THE FIELD RIGHT NOW. OUT. HE’S FIRED. HE’S FIRED!>>THE PRESIDENT WHO STOOD BY WHILE THE CROWD AT ONE OF HIS RALLIES CHANTED HIS OWN WORDS, SEND HER BACK. AT A CONGRESSWOMAN OF COLOR. >>OMAR HAS A HISTORY OF LAUNCHING VICIOUS, ANTISEMITIC SKREEDS.>>SEND HER BACK!>>LIKE I SAID, MEN SPOUTING WORDS AND REFUSING TO BACK DOWN. IT’S THE PRESIDENT’S PLAY BOOK. WE’RE JUST LIVING IN IT. BREAKING NEWS TONIGHT. SIX POLICE OFFICERS WOUNDED IN AN HOURS LONG STAND OFF WITH A SHOOTER IN A PHILADELPHIA NEIGHBORHOOD. WE’LL HAVE A LIVE REPORT NEXT. PLUS MY INTERVIEW TONIGHT WITHAO THAT TODAY. AS WELL AS A STOCK MARKET. PLUMMETING 800 POINTS AFTER A WARNING SIGN THAT COULD INDICATE RECESSION. THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN TWEETING ALL DAY ABOUT IT. BLAMING THE FED. ARE YOU CONCERNED THE ECONOMY MAY NOT BE AS ROBUST AS IT SEEMS?>>THERE HAVE BEEN CONCERNS FOR A LONG TIME. THAT THE ECONOMIC RECOVERY THAT BEGAN WITH THE EARLY PRESIDENT OBAMA EARLY YEARS WOULDN’T GO ON FOR YEARS. WE’RE SEEING A LOT OF SIGNS OF INSTABILITY AS WELL AS A BUSINESS CYCLE THAT SOONER OR LATER TURNS JUST BY THE NATURE OF ECONOMIC CYCLES. WHAT’S TROUBLING IS THIS TIME AROUND WE HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO SEEMS DETERMINED TO DESTABILIZE IT FURTHER. WITH AN INCONSISTENT TRADE POLICY. TWEETS COMPROMISING THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE FED. AND GENERAL UNWILLINGNESS TO PREPARE THE COUNTRY FOR HOW WE’LL GET THROUGH THE ECONOMIC UPS AND DOWNS. I’M CONCERNED ABOUT WHERE THE ECONOMY IS RIGHT NOW IT FEELS LIKE WE CAN NO LONGER JUST TAKE FOR GRANTED THAT THERE WILL BE CONTINUE TO BE GROWTH. >>THE TARIFF STRATEGY AND TRADE WAR WITH CHINA CREATED CHAOS IN THE MARKET. HE APPEARS TO HAVE BLINKED BY REVERSING COURSE. HAS HE GIVEN LEVERAGE TO THE CHINESE IN THE NEGOTIATION?>>THE PRESIDENT HAS A PATTERN OF MAKING A THREAT AND THEN BACKING AWAY. I’M SURE THAT A LOT OF DIFFERENT PLAYERS AROUND THE WORLD HAVE NOTICED THAT. AND THE CHINESE WILL LIKELY TAKE ADVANTAGE. CHINA FAMOUSLY PLANS IN TEN, 20, EVEN 30 YEAR HORIZONS. WE HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO CAN’T SEEM TO KEEP THE SAME PLAN FROM SUN UP TO SUN DOWN. AND SOONER OR LATER THERE WILL BE A CONSEQUENCE TO THAT. YOU ADD THE FACT THAT AMERICANS ARE ALREADY HURTING FINANCIALLY. AS A CONSEQUENCE OF THE TARIFFS. WHICH TO BE CLEAR ARE TAXES THAT WE ARE PAYING. IN ADDITION TO THE RETALIATION FROM THE CHINESE SIDE. I’M HERE IN IOWA MEETING WITH FARMERS WHO ARE GETTING KILLED. ONE ASKED HOW MUCH LONGER ARE WE TAKING ONE FOR THE TEAM? OTHERS ARE LOOKING AT WHAT’S HAPPENING TO AMERICAN CONSUMERS. WE’RE SUPPOSED TO BE GRATEFUL HE’S NOT HITTING US WITH THIS BEFORE CHRISTMAS? WHAT DO WE DO AFTER CHRISTMAS?>>AS YOU HAVE BEEN TOURING IOWA. WHAT MAKES YOUR ECONOMIC STRIKE THATTY BETTER THAN THE PRESIDENT?>>ALL KINDS OF THINGS. WE’LL START WITH THE IDEA OF DO NO HARM. JUMPING INTO A TRADE WERE IN NO PLAN ON HOW TO SUCCEED. WE CAN UNLOCK RURAL COMMUNITIES POTENTIAL. COMING FROM MORE OF AN INDUSTRIAL COMMUNITY IN THE MIDDLE OF A NUMBER OF RURAL COUNTIES IN INDIANA I HAVE SEEN WHAT CAN HAPPEN WITH COMMUNITIES PARTNER TOGETHER. AND IT’S ONE OF THE REASONS WHY THE FUTURE OF THE PLAN IS USE FEDERAL RESOURCES TO INSENT VISE REGIONAL COMP RATION WITH HUBS AND CENTERS THAT CAN CONNECT JOBS TO OPPORTUNITY TO TECHNOLOGY. WE’RE PROPOSING TO WELCOME NEW AMERICANS AND NEW RESIDENTS INTO MANY OF THE COMMUNITIES BY CREATING A COMMUNITY RENEWAL VISA PROGRAM. I LEARNED DOING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN MY PART OF INDIANA IS THAT WE NEED NOT ONLY A JOB GROWTH STRATEGY, BUT IN MANY COMMUNITIES WE NEED A POPULATION GROWTH STRATEGY. AND COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE EMBRACED IMMIGRATION HAVE FOUND THAT CAN BE A BIG PART OF THE SOLUTION. THE COUNTRY IS ALWAYS GROWN AND BENEFITTED ECONOMICALLY FROM THE HUMAN CAPITOL AND THAT REPRESENTS. IT’S TIME TO PUT THAT TO WORK FOR THE RURAL COMMUNITIES LOSING POPULATION. SOMETIMES ALARMS RATE. >>LET’S TALK ABOUT IMMIGRATION AND RACE. THERE’S A BACKLASH TO KEN THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF IMMIGRATION SERVICES. AFTER HE OFFERED A REVISION OF TO THE FAMOUS POEM ON THE STATUE OF LIBERTY SAYING GIVE ME YOUR TIRED AND POOR WHO CAN STAND ON THEIR OWN TWO FEET AND WILL NOT BECOME A PUBLIC CHARGE. AND DEFENDED IT SAYING THIS.>>THAT POEM WAS REFERRING BACK TO PEOPLE COMING FROM EUROPE. WHERE THEY HAD CLASS BASED SOCIETIES. WHERE PEOPLE WERE CONSIDERED WRETCHED IF THEY WEREN’T IN THE RIGHT CLASS. >>WHAT DO YOU THINK HE’S GETTING AT?>>ALL I CAN SAY MANY OF THE PEOPLE WHO CAME FROM EUROPE, ITALIANS AND IRISH. AS WELL AS JEWS AND CHINESE IMMIGRANTS WHO WERE MISTREATED OR TALKED ABOUT IN THE VERY SAME WAY THAT A LOT OF IMMIGRANTS ARE TALKED ABOUT TODAY. THIS IS ALL ACTUALLY PART OF THE SAME TRADITION. IT’S JUST THAT CHANGES FROM DECADE TO DECADE. ERA TO ERA. WHO GETS SINGLED OUT AND PICKED ON. THIS ADMINISTRATION IS PICKING ON LATIN O. IT’S BAD POETRY AND STRATEGY. WHEN YOU’RE IN A HOLE YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO STOP DIGGING. HE DOESN’T GET WHAT IMMIGRATION IS ABOUT. WHICH IS NOT ONLY PROVIDING REFUGE OR A PLACE TO LIVE OUT DREAMS. AL ONE OF THE ENGINES THAT MADE AMERICA THE CAN YOU WANT IT IS. SINCE HE HAD A STRANGE EXCUSE OR DEFENSE ABOUT THE IDEA THAT EUROPE HAS CLASS BASED SOCIETIES. REMEMBER TODAY HIS ADMINISTRATION THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AND THE ALLIES IN THE GOP CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION, ARE DOING EVERYTHING IN THEIR POWER TO MAKE AMERICA A CLASS BASED SOCIETY. TAKING AWAY WORKER PROTECTION. CONTINUING AN ASSAULT ON ORGANIZED LABOR. OR AMONG SOME OF THE REASONS IN ADDITION TO THEIR FIGHT AGAINST THINGS LIKE RAISING THE MINIMUM WAGE. THAT AMERICA IS NO LONGER THE NUMBER ONE COUNTRY STATISTICALLY TO LIVE OUT THE AMERICAN CREAM. LAST TIME IT WAS DENMARK. AND MANY MEASURES WE’RE NOT IN THE TOP TEN. THE IDEA OF A CLASS BASED SOCIETY IS UNFORTUNATELY BEING DUG IN BY THIS VERY SAME ADMINISTRATION. THAT IS TRYING TO SHUT AMERICA TO THE IMMIGRATION THAT MADE THIS COUNTRY GREAT. >>YOU SAID EARLIER TODAY THERE NEEDS TO BE A SANE REPRESENTATIVE IN STEVE KINGS DISTRICT. AFTER HIS COMMENTS ABOUT WHETHER HUMANITY WOULD EXIST WITHOUT RAPE AND INCEST. HE’S MADE MANY RACIST AND OFTSIVE COMMENTS BEFORE. HE REMAINS IN CONGRESS.>>UNFORTUNATELY, THERE IS PRETTY MUCH NOTHING OR ALMOST NOTHING THAT WILL GET THIS CONGRESSIONAL GOP TO FULLY TURN ON ONE OF THEIR OWN. EVEN WHEN IT’S WHITE NATIONALISM OR THE INSANE REMARKS. APPARENTLY DEFENDING RAPE AND INSIST. I DON’T KNOW WHAT IT WILL TAKE. OTHER THAN A DECISIVE DEFEAT AT THE BALLOT BOX. IOWAENS HAVE A REMARKABLE CANDIDATE RUNNING AGAIN THIS TIME. HE EXUDES COMMON SENSE. AND NOT INTERESTED IN WAGING THE KIND OF KLTURE WAR ACTION THAT CONSUMES THE IMAGINATION OF STEVE KING. SOMEBODY LIKE THAT HAS NO BUSINESS BEING IN THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS. THE ONLY WAY TO REMOVE PEOPLE LIKE THAT IS WIN IN NOVEMBER 2020.>>MAYOR BUTTIGIEG. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.>>APPRECIATE THE CHANCE TO BE WITH YOU.>>IOWA CONGRESSMAN STOOE KING UNDER FIRE FOR HIS COMMENTS ABOUT RAPE AND INCEST. TWO REPUBLICAN WOMEN WEIGH IN.>>>ANOTHER OUT RAGE FOR REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN STEVE KING. I WANT YOU TO LISTEN AGAIN TO WHAT HE SAID AS HE TRIED TO DEFEND HIS STANCE ONS ABORTION AND OPPOSITION TO EXCEPTIONS FOR RAPE AND INCEST.>>WHAT IF WE WENT BACK THROUGH FAMILY TREES AND JUST PULLED THOSE PEOPLE OUT THAT WERE PRODUCTS OF RAPE AND INCEST. WOULD THERE BE ANY POPULATION IN THE WORLD LEFT? CONSIDERING ALL THE WARS AND RAPES THAT HAVE TAKEN PLACE. CULTURE AFTER SOCIETY. I CAN’T CERTIFY I’M NOT A PRODUCT OF THAT.>>JOINING ME NOW. ALICE STEWART AND CARPENTER. THE AUTHOR OF GASLIGHTING AMERICA. WHY WE LOVE IT WHEN TRUMP LIES TO US. GOOD EVENING. SO GLAD YOU COULD JOIN US. YOU HAVE SPOKEN TO KING ABOUT HIS REMARKS. WHAT IS HE TELLING YOU?>>HE WAS MAKING HIS POINT THAT REPRESENTS HIS VIEW ON THE PRO-LIFE ISSUE. I SUPPORT LIFE. I SUPPORT PRO-LIFE MEASURES. I’M AGAINST ABORTION. BUT I HAVE EXCEPTIONS FOR RAPE AND INCEST AND THE LIFE OF THE MOTHER. STEVE KING DOESN’T. HE DOESN’T SUPPORT THE EXCEPTIONS FOR RAPE AND INCEST. WHAT HE WAS TRYING TO SAY, AND HE DOUBLES DOWN ON TODAY, THAT WHAT HE’S SAYING IS WE CAN’T HOLD THE CHILD RESPONSIBLE IF SOMEONE IS A VICTIM OF RAPE OR INCEST. AND GO BACK IN HISTORY THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE WHO ARE BORN OR WERE CONCEIVED THROUGH RAPE AND INCEST. THAT REENFORCES HIS POINT HAT WE CANNOT JUST SUPPORT LIFE THAT WAS NOT CONCEIVED OF RAPE AND INCEST. HE’S TRYING TO SAY EVERY LIFE IS IMPORTANT. ONE DAY AFTER CONCEPTION OR BORT OR ONE DAY BEFORE YOU ARE ONE HUNDRED YEARS OLD. I AGREE WITH THE PRINCIPLE OF SUPPORTING LIFE. I DO NOT AGREE WITH THE WAY HE WENT ABOUT SAYING IT. HE IS CONFIRMED IN WHAT HE SAYS. IF WE CONTINUE TO PUSH THE PROHIF MESSAGE USING THE SAME LANGUAGE. IT’S LOSING IMPACT. THIS WAS HIS WAY OF WHAT HE SAYS STRETCHING THE MINDS OF THOSE IN THE PRO-LIFE MOVEMENT. IT’S JUST HIS WAY OF TAKING IT ONE STEP FURTHER IN MY VIEW, I THINK HE WENT TOO FAR. HE’S TRYING TO MAKE THE PRO-LIFE MESSAGE. >>REGARDLESS OF ONE’S ABORTION VIEW, HOW ON EARTH IS THE ARGUMENT TO THAT THE ARGUMENT TO MAKE IN DEFENSE OF THE PRO-LIFE POINT OF VIEW?>>THERE’S A THOUGHTFUL AND DISCUSSION TO HAVE. ABOUT THE VALUE OF LIFE AND WHAT SHOULD BE DONE IN CASE OF RAPE AND INCEST. HE WASN’T MAKING THAT CASE. THIS ADDS UP TO HIS OTHER TROUBLING COMMENTS BECAUSE THERE’S ALWAYS A DIRECT LINE TO THE SUPERIORITY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION. SYMBOLIZED BY THE WHITE MAN. THAT’S THE POINT HE WAS MAKING. IT’S LIKE AMERICA IS THE GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD. EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED UP TO THIS MOMENT IS GREAT. YOU CAN’T QUESTION IT. THAT’S THE DIRECT LINE THROUGH THESE COMMENTS. THE RACIST COMMENTS GETTING HIM IN TROUBLE. HIS POLITICAL SUPPORT HAS BEEN COLLAPSING. THERE’S NO ONE THAT I HAVE SEEN IN REPUBLICAN LEADERS SHIP THAT WANTS TO DEFEND HIM. THEY HAVE STRIPPED HIM OF THE COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS. AGRICULTURE AND JUDICIARY. IMPORTANT TO THE IOWA VOTERS. AND HE HAS A STRONG PRIMARY CHALLENGER. A DEMOCRAT PROBABLY ISN’T GOING TO BEAT HIM IN THE GENERAL ELECTION. STEVE KING WON I THINK BY THREE POINTS. THE BEST CHANCE TO KNOCK HIM OFF IS ON THE REPUBLICAN SIDE. HIS CHALLENGER IS POSITIONING HIMSELF AS SOMEONE IS THAT WILL BE A TRUMP DEFENDER. NOT A DISTRACTION. PRO-LIFE BUT NOT FWOING TO GO DOWN THE BIZARRE ROADS THAT TURN OFF A LOT OF VOTERS AND HURT THE PARTY ON A LARGER SCALE BECAUSE THEY KEEP HOLDING UP STEVE KING RIGHTFULLY SO, AS A SYMBOL OF RACISM AND THE REST.>>ALICE, LIKE SHE SAID, KING WAS STRIPPED OF HIS COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS. HE WAS CONDEMNED IN THE HOUSE RESOLUTION EARLIER THIS YEAR FOR REMARKS HE MADE IN THE “NEW YORK TIMES.” ASKING WHITE NATIONALISTS HOW DID THAT BECOME OFFENSIVE. YOU HAVE SAID IN THE PAST THAT STEVE KING IS AN EFFECTIVE REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE HIS DISTRICT. HOW EFFECTIVE CAN HE BE NOW?>>IT WILL REMAIN TO BE SEEN. THE COMMENTS THAT HE SAID RECENTLY ARE TROUBLING. IT IS OUTSIDE THE MAINSTREAM OF THE PRO-LIFE MOVEMENT. THE REALITY IS, I HAVE KNOWN HIM FOR MANY YEARS. HE’S A RESPONSIVE MEMBER OF CONGRESS. TO HIS CONSTITUENTS. THE SERVICE HE DOES STRONG. HE’S THERE REPRESENTING THE PEOPLE OF NORTHWEST IOWA. HE’S NOT CONCERNED ABOUT HOW THE PEOPLE ON THE WEST AND EAST COAST VIEW WHAT HE SAYS. HE TOLD ME THAT HE HASN’T RECEIVED HARSH CRITICISM FROM PEOPLE IN HIS DISTRICT. HE RECEIVED LESS THAN 100 CALLS IN HIS OFFICE. AND MANY OF THEM ARE FROM OUTSIDE OF IOWA. WHAT HE’S DOING IS LASER FOCUSSED ON HIS DISTRICT AND WHAT THEY WANT. WHEN HE CONTINUES TO MAKE STATEMENTS LIKE THIS THAT ARE SO EXTREME, IT CREATES A LOT OF TENSION AND IT WILL BRING ABOUT. HE HAS A STRONG PRIMARY CHALLENGER. IT WILL MAKE IT DIFFICULT. >>I WOULD SAY THERE’S PROBABLY THREE INTERESTING DATA POINTS THAT SHOW THE TIDE MAYBE TURNING FOR STEVE KING IN IOWA. THERE’S A GUY NAMED BOB, VERY INFLUENTIAL CONSERVATIVE ORGANIZATION. HE’S ENDORSED THE PRIMARY CHALLENGER. ALSO FORMER GOVERNOR BRAND STAND. TRUMPS AMBASSADOR TO CHINA DONATED TO THE PRIMARY CHALLENGER. LAST POINT, I THINK STEVE KING ONLY HAD $19,000 CASH ON HAND AT THE LAST REPORTING PERIOD. HIS CHALLENGER HAS OVER $300,000. SO THE TABLES ARE TURNING. AND IT’S NOT LOOKING GREAT FOR STEVE KING.>>>THE DOW PLUNGING 800 POINTS TODAY ON WALL STREETS WORST DAY OF 2019. THAT WAS THE BOND MARKET FLASHING A WARNING SIGN THAT A RECESSION COULD BE ON THE WAY. HOW WILL A WORSENING ECONOMY FACTOR INTO THE 2020 ELECTION? LET’S DISCUSS NOW. WITH THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF SHOW TIME THE CIRCUS. WELCOME ABOARD. CONGRATULATIONS, SIR. >>GLAD TO BE PART OF THE FAMILY. WE HAVE BEEN KICKING IT FOR A LISTENING TIME. >>LET’S TALK ABOUT THE MARKET. IT’S REELING. THE ECONOMY HAS BEEN PRESIDENT TRUMP’S STRONGEST SELLING POINT. THIS SPELLS BIG TROUBLE, DOESN’T IT?>>WELL, IT’S TROUBLE FOR DONALD TRUMP AND ANY PRESIDENT. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS AND REELECTIONS ARE LARGELY REFERENDUMS ON THE ECONOMY. AND THE REASON TRUMP HAS BEEN TREADING WATER AT ALL SO FAR WITH EVERYTHING ELSE GOING ON IN ALL THE CONTROVERSY IS LARGELY BECAUSE OF THE ECONOMY. IT HAS BEEN ROBUST. IT’S BEEN STRONG. SETTING RECORD NUMBERS. BUT THAT’S GONE SOUTH FAST AND IF YOU THINK ABOUT THIS, THE THING THAT’S BEEN HOLDING UP. CHINESE ARE QUICKLY NOW LETTING THE AIR OUT OF THE WATER WANGS. AND HE COULD BE SINKING UNDER WATER FAST. BECAUSE IF YOU THINK ABOUT THE CHINESE HAVE NO RATIONAL TO NEGOTIATE NOW. THEY DON’T LIKE TRUMP. THEY DON’T LIKE WHAT HE DID WITH TARIFFS. AND THE PRESIDENT CAN PLAY THE LONG GAME. HIS REELECT IS WHEN? NEVER. AND TRUMP SAID THAT WHEN HE DID THE BUDGET DEAL. I’M DOING THIS AND BALLOON THE DEFICIT TO GET PAST THE ELECTION. USUALLY PEOPLE DON’T SAY THAT OUT LOUD. WE’RE PAYING FOR IT NOW. THE MARKETS LOOK BAD. THERE’S NO INDICATORS THAT SUGGEST IT WILL GET BETTER. IT’S NOT JUST THE ECONOMY NOW. IT’S HOW IT WILL BE IN THE FUTURE. AND THAT’S WHAT THEY’LL BE THINKING ABOUT NEXT NOVEMBER. NOT JUST LIKE TODAY BUT WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE THE FUTURE IS NOT GOOD.>>WOW. TRUMP SAID THE TRADE WAR WASN’T HURTING AMERICANS. THEN BACKED OFF IN CASE IT MIGHT HURT THE ECONOMY BEFORE CHRISTMAS. I WANT YOU TO LISTEN TO — >>THERE’S IRONY THERE. AND CONTRADICTION. HE SAID IT DOESN’T HURT AMERICAN CONSUMERS THE CHINESE ARE PAYING FOR IT. WHY BACK OFF THE TARIFFS BEFORE CHRISTMAS? IF HE THINKS IT WILL HELP. >>AGREED. LISTEN TO HIS TOP ECONOMIC ADVISER THE SPIN ON IT.>>YESTERDAY WE HAD A BIG BUMP UP ON THE MARKET. ON PRESIDENT TRUMPS CHRISTMAS PRESENT TO THE NATION. WITH HIS ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE TARIFF. >>I THOUGHT TRADE WARS WERE GOOD AND EASY TO WIN? WHY IS HE TAKING THEM AWAY. WHY IS IT A GIFT?>>WHY DO CONSUMERS NEED A CHRISTMAS PRESENT IF THE TARIFFS ARE GOOD FOR THEM IMPOSED? WHY BACK OFF? I TALKED TO PRESIDENT ECONOMIC ADVISERS. JUST BECAUSE I AS A MORE TRADITIONAL REPUBLICAN, AND A BUSH REPUBLICAN, AND GOING BACK THROUGH THE LAST DECADE OR SO. WE THINK ABOUT DEFICITS AND THE DEBT. WE USED TO ANYWAY. UNTIL TRUMP WHO LOVES DEBT. I TALKED TO THE ADVISERS ABOUT THIS THE BUDGET DEAL BLOWING A HOLE IN THE DEFICIT AND THE DEBT. THEY SAID AS LONG AS WE HAVE HUGE GROWTH IT DOESN’T MATTER. THE PROBLEM IS IF YOU DON’T HAVE HUGE GROWTH IT’S JUST AS MUCH AS A PROBLEM. IT’S LIKE A WRITER SAYING I’M GOING TO WRITE DOUBLE IF I TAKE METH FOR A COUPLE WEEKS. THAT’S FOR A COUPLE MONTHS THERE’S A CRASH AND BURN. THAT IS WHAT’S HAPPENING.>>INTERESTING.>>LOOK AT THIS GRAPHIC. THE STOCK MARKET PERFORMED FOR EVERY PRESIDENT FROM REAGAN TLUMP. TRUMP IS ONLY THREE YEARS INTO HIS PRESIDENCY. DURING THAT TIME, THE SP 500 CLIMBED 25%. IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MODE EARN PRESIDENTS. SOME OF THEM ENDED THEIR PRESIDENCIES UP MUCH HIGHER. LIKE CLINTON AND OBAMA AND REAGAN. UP MODERATELY HIGHER. DO THE CHANCES DEPEND ON WHICH WAY THIS GOES FOR HIM?>>I THINK UNQUESTIONABLY AND ABS SALUTELY. OTHER PRESIDENTS YOU CAN ARGUE THEY WERE THE WAR IN IRAQ OR NATIONAL SECURITY MIGHT HAVE BEEN AN ISSUE. OVER LAYING THE ELECTION. IN THIS CASE THIS IS ALL AND ONLY ABOUT THE ECONOMY FOR TRUMP. THAT IS WHAT HE’S THE DICE HE ROLLED WITH THE TAX CUT AND BUDGET DEAL. THE TARIFFS AND RIGHT NOW THE ECONOMY APPEARS TO BE CLAWING IT’S WAY TO THE BOTTOM. ONCE THAT MOMENTUM STARTS IT’S HARD TO TURN AROUND. THE MOMENTUM IN THROUGH THE TAX CUTS AND IT WAS AN ARTIFICIAL HIGH. AND DROPPING FAST. DROPPING HARD. AND I DON’T THINK IT WILL TURN AROUND ANY TIME SOON. >>HE’S BEEN TAKING A LOT OF CREDIT FOR THE STOCK MARKET DOING WELL. THANK YOU. I APPRECIATE YOUR TIME. WELCOME TO CNN. WE LOVE HAVING YOU.>>KEEP KICKING IT.>>UNDER FIRE FOR HIS REWRITE OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY POEM. I’LL ASK>>>HE IS UNDER FIRE FOR SAYING THAT THE FAMOUS POEM ON THE STATUE OF IMMIGRANTS WAS ALL ABOUT PEOPLE COMING TO THE U.S. FROM EUROPE. I WANT TO TALK ABOUT THIS WITH DOUGLAS BRINKLEY. WE’VE HEARD THE COMMENTS ABOUT WHAT HE SAYS THE STATUE OF LIBERTY POEM MEANS. I WANT TO PLAY IT ONE MORE TIME AND GET YOUR RESPONSE.>>THAT POEM WAS REFERRING BACK TO PEOPLE COMING FROM EUROPE WHERE THEY HAD CLASS-BASED SOCIETIES, WHERE PEOPLE WERE CONSIDERED WRETCHED IF THEY WEREN’T IN THE RIGHT CLASS.>>SO THEY AREN’T JUST WORDS. THEY ARE FOUNDATION OF WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AN AMERICAN.>>YEAH. THERE ARE AMERICAN ETHOS. THE PERSON WHO WROTE THAT WAS A SEPHARDIC JEW. SHE LIVED IN THE 1880s. SHE WAS CONCERNED THAT JEWS WERE BEING PERSECUTED. SHE BELIEVED, IF PEOPLE WOULD GET INTO HER LIFE A LITTLE MORE, THAT WHAT AMERICA STOOD FOR WAS AMERICA OPENING ITS DOORS, HELPING THE OPPRESSED ALL OVER THE WORLD. SHE WAS REALLY A HUMAN RIGHTS PERSON BEFORE HER TIME. SO KEN CUCCINELLI KIND OF BOTCHED ALL THIS. WHAT HE’S TRYING TO DO IS REPRESENT THIS ANTI-IMMIGRATION STANCE OF DONALD TRUMP AND HE’S DONE NIGHT CHUMCY WAY BY MAKING A STRANGE AND WEIRD HISTORICAL ANALOGY. IN MANY WAYS DEFAMING MALE LAZARUS.>>KEN CUCCINELLI TWEETED THIS IMAGE MOMENTS AGO. AND IT IS HIM STANDING NEXT TO, IN FRONT OF A REPLICA OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY. AND EM, WE’VE GOT A NEW DECORATION OUTSIDE OUR OFFICE. TODAY IT IS A GOOD THING WE LOVE LIBERTY. HE’S REVELING IN THIS.>>YEAH. WHAT A MINOR LEAGUE MOVE BY HIM, RIGHT? HERE’S MY FAKE STATUE OF LIBERTY. INSTEAD OF JUST SAYING, I GOOFED IN MAKING AN APOLOGY OR BEING QUIET, HE SEEMS TO WANT TO DOUBLE AND TRIPLE DOWN ON THIS AND IT IS BECAUSE BACK IN THE 1920s, 1924, TO BE EXACT, IT WAS AN IMMIGRATION RESTRICTION LEAGUE. PEOPLE WANTED TO STOP IMMIGRANTS FROM COMING INTO THE UNITED STATES IF THEY WEREN’T NORTHERN EUROPEAN. AND MANY PRESIDENTS HAVE STOOD UP TO THAT. JOHN F. KENNEDY WROTE A GREAT BOOK CALLED A NATION OF IMMIGRANTS SAYING WE DON’T STAND FOR XENOPHOBIA AND OUR DOORS ARE OPEN TO PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. HE WAS ENCOURAGING ASIAN IMMIGRATION AT THAT POINT IN THE EARLY 1960s. AND RONALD REAGAN’S FAREWELL ADDRESS IS ALL ABOUT, AND HIS WHOLE PRESIDENCY, ABOUT THE CITY ON A HILL AND IMMIGRATION. SO WHAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AND CUCCINELLI ARE REPRESENTING, DON, IS THIS SORT OF PERSISTENT UGLY XENOPHOBIC, ANTI-IMMIGRATION STANCE. IT DID IN THE 1880s, THE 1920s, IN THE 1950s, AND WE SEE IT IN THE TRUMP YEARS AGAIN. BUT MOST PEOPLE KNOW OUR COUNTRY WAS BUILT ON IMMIGRANTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. NOT JUST WHITE EUROPEANS. I THINK WHEN TRUMP SAID WE WANT MORE PEOPLE FROM SWEDEN. NOT THE S-HOLE COUNTRIES. THAT’S THE IMMIGRATION POLICY OF DONALD TRUMP.>>YOU SAID EUROPEANS. THERE SEEMS TO BE A REWRITING OF THE TYPE OF IMMIGRANTS WHO CAME HERE FROM EUROPE. THEY WERE NOT EDUCATED. THEY DIDN’T HAVE MUCH IN THE WAY OF SKILL.>>EXACTLY. AND OUR WHOLE COUNTRY, AND THAT WAS THAT GENERATION. THE REASON KENNEDY, JACK KENNEDY GOT SO INVOLVED IN PROMOTING IMMIGRATION WAS CATHOLICS WERE BEING BANNED. WE’VE COMPARED THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO THE KNOW-NOTHING COMMUNITY. SO LAZARUS WAS STANDING UP, WROTE THE INCREDIBLE NEW COLOSSUS THAT HAS BECOME A FOUNDING DOCUMENT OF OUR COUNTRY. AND MOST AMERICANS BELIEVE THAT. AMERICA AT ITS BEST, WE HAVE A CONSCIENCE AND OUR DOORS OPEN TO PEOPLE FROM ALL COUNTRIES. NOT JUST EUROPE.>>IN A WAY, IS THIS SKIN WITH ONE ELEMENT OF TRUMP? THAT YOUR MERIT ISN’T INHERENT IN YOU? IT IS THE FUNCTION OF MONEY?>>THAT’S BASICALLY WHAT THEY’RE SAYING. IF YOU HAVE MONEY AND A PARTICULAR SKILL, COME ON IN. IF NOT, WE WON’T TAKE YOU. WE’LL CLOSE THE DOOR. THE PROBLEM IS WE’RE LOSING WHAT AMERICA REPRESENTS AROUND THE WORLD. PEOPLE LOVED OUR COUNTRY. ANYWHERE YOU TRAVEL THE WORLD, AS YOU KNOW, PEOPLE USED TO THINK OF THE UNITED STATES AS THIS PLACE THAT TRIED SO HARD FOR INCLUSION OF PEOPLE FROM AROUND THE WORLD. AND DONALD TRUMP IS RUNNING AN AND COLLUSIONARY POLICY. AND KEN CUCCINELLI’S COMMENTS ARE COMING RIGHT ON THIS, THAT THERE IS A BROWN MEN AS. IT WILL ALL LOOK VERY UGLY TEN, 20 YEARS FROM NOW WHEN WE LOOK BACK AND REALIZE THESE KINDS OF MILLERITES WERE RUNNING THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION.>>DOUGLAS

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