President Donald Trump Steps Up Attacks On Four Democratic Congresswomen | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

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    >>> I THINK THEY'RE VERY BAD FOR >>> I THINK THEY'RE VERY BAD FOR OUR COUNTRY. OUR COUNTRY. I THINK THEY MUST HATE OUR I THINK THEY MUST HATE OUR COUNTRY. COUNTRY. WHEN THE ONE MENTIONED THAT WHEN THE ONE MENTIONED THAT BROWN PEOPLE SHOULD SPEAK FOR BROWN PEOPLE SHOULD SPEAK FOR BROWN PEOPLE AND MUSLIM PEOPLE BROWN PEOPLE AND MUSLIM PEOPLE SHOULD SPEAK FOR MUSLIM PEOPLE, SHOULD SPEAK FOR MUSLIM PEOPLE, AND YOU HEAR ALL THIS, IT'S NOT AND YOU HEAR ALL THIS, IT'S NOT WHAT OUR COUNTRY IS ALL ABOUT. WHAT OUR COUNTRY IS ALL ABOUT. >>> TODAY THE PRESIDENT'S >>> TODAY THE PRESIDENT'S ATTACKS ON FOUR DULY APPOINTED ATTACKS ON FOUR DULY APPOINTED CONGRESSWOMEN OF COLOR ALL WEEK. CONGRESSWOMEN OF COLOR ALL WEEK. TODAY HE WENT TO PAY HIS TODAY HE WENT TO PAY HIS RESPECTS TO THE LATE JUSTICE RESPECTS TO THE LATE JUSTICE JOHN PAUL STEVENS. JOHN PAUL STEVENS. TRUMP HAD THIS TO SAY. TRUMP HAD THIS TO SAY. "THE SQUAD" IS A VERY RACIST "THE SQUAD" IS A VERY RACIST GROUP OF TROUBLEMAKERS WHO ARE GROUP OF TROUBLEMAKERS WHO ARE YOUNG, INEXPERIENCED AND NOT YOUNG, INEXPERIENCED AND NOT VERY SMART. VERY SMART. REPRESENTATIVE RASHIDA TLAIB REPRESENTATIVE RASHIDA TLAIB SPOKE BACK TODAY. SPOKE BACK TODAY. >> HE SAID HE'S GOING TO BRING >> HE SAID HE'S GOING TO BRING STEEL MILLS BACK, HE'S GOING TO STEEL MILLS BACK, HE'S GOING TO DO ALL THESE THINGS. DO ALL THESE THINGS. EVEN IF I DISAGREE WITH THE EVEN IF I DISAGREE WITH THE POLICY, I WISH HE WOULD WORK ON POLICY, I WISH HE WOULD WORK ON SPECIFIC ACTIONS THAT WILL HELP SPECIFIC ACTIONS THAT WILL HELP PEOPLE IN POVERTY. PEOPLE IN POVERTY. INSTEAD HE ATTACKS WORKING INSTEAD HE ATTACKS WORKING PEOPLE AND TRIES TO DISTRACT PEOPLE AND TRIES TO DISTRACT THEM FROM WHAT MATTERS AND THEM FROM WHAT MATTERS AND WHAT'S IMPORTANT. WHAT'S IMPORTANT. >> ON THAT NOTE, LET'S TALK TO >> ON THAT NOTE, LET'S TALK TO OUR GUEST, REPORTER FOR THE "NEW OUR GUEST, REPORTER FOR THE "NEW YORK TIMES," AND WANDA SUMMERS, YORK TIMES," AND WANDA SUMMERS, REPORTER FROM THE ASSOCIATED REPORTER FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. PRESS. WANDA, I WANT TO START WITH THIS WANDA, I WANT TO START WITH THIS STORY IN THE "WASHINGTON POST" STORY IN THE "WASHINGTON POST" TO BEGIN WITH. TO BEGIN WITH. MANY IN BOTH PARTIES, WELL MANY IN BOTH PARTIES, WELL ACQUAINTED WITH TRUMP'S HISTORY ACQUAINTED WITH TRUMP'S HISTORY OF RACIALLY CHARGED STATEMENTS,R OF RACIALLY CHARGED STATEMENTS,R WERE STUNNED AT HOW FAR HE HAD WERE STUNNED AT HOW FAR HE HAD GONE THIS TIME. GONE THIS TIME. REPUBLICANS WERE FEAR REPUBLICANS WERE FEAR FORTUNATELY OF THE POTENTIAL FORTUNATELY OF THE POTENTIAL DAMAGE BUT RELUCTANT TO CONFRONT DAMAGE BUT RELUCTANT TO CONFRONT OR CONTRADICT TRUMP. OR CONTRADICT TRUMP. PEOPLE WERE HORRIFIED. PEOPLE WERE HORRIFIED. THE PRESIDENT CONTINUES ON HIS THE PRESIDENT CONTINUES ON HIS OWN. OWN. YET I HAD SOME VERY SMART PEOPLE YET I HAD SOME VERY SMART PEOPLE IN THE STUDIO LAST WEEK SAY THIS IN THE STUDIO LAST WEEK SAY THIS FELT DIFFERENT. FELT DIFFERENT. HOW IS THIS INSTANCE DIFFERENT? HOW IS THIS INSTANCE DIFFERENT? >> I THINK WHAT'S DIFFERENT >> I THINK WHAT'S DIFFERENT ABOUT THIS INSTANCE IS THAT HE'S ABOUT THIS INSTANCE IS THAT HE'S DOING THIS, FIRST OF ALL, AT THE DOING THIS, FIRST OF ALL, AT THE BEGINNING OF WHAT'S GOING TO BE BEGINNING OF WHAT'S GOING TO BE AN INCREDIBLY CONTENTIOUS AN INCREDIBLY CONTENTIOUS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN WHICH PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN WHICH THERE ARE 25-SOME-ODD DEMOCRATS THERE ARE 25-SOME-ODD DEMOCRATS WHO ARE VYING TO CHALLENGE HIM WHO ARE VYING TO CHALLENGE HIM IN NOVEMBER OF 2020, AND I THINK IN NOVEMBER OF 2020, AND I THINK WHAT IS FRANKLY REALLY DIFFERENT WHAT IS FRANKLY REALLY DIFFERENT HERE IS THE FACT THAT LEAVES AN HERE IS THE FACT THAT LEAVES AN OPENING WHERE THERE MIGHT BE A OPENING WHERE THERE MIGHT BE A POLITICAL COST TO HIM. POLITICAL COST TO HIM. WHEN THE PRESIDENT SAYS THESE WHEN THE PRESIDENT SAYS THESE THINGS SO FAR, THERE HASN'T BEEN THINGS SO FAR, THERE HASN'T BEEN A COST THAT I'VE SEEN WHEN HE A COST THAT I'VE SEEN WHEN HE MAKES THESE COMMENTS THAT ARE MAKES THESE COMMENTS THAT ARE RACIST IN NATURE. RACIST IN NATURE. HE HASN'T EXACTLY BEEN IN HE HASN'T EXACTLY BEEN IN PENALTY. PENALTY. HE LAUNCHED HIS CAMPAIGN GOING HE LAUNCHED HIS CAMPAIGN GOING DOWN THE ESCALATOR TALKING ABOUT DOWN THE ESCALATOR TALKING ABOUT MEXICANS AS RACIST AND YET HE MEXICANS AS RACIST AND YET HE WON. WON. DO I THINK THAT PEOPLE IN MASS DO I THINK THAT PEOPLE IN MASS EXODUS WILL MOVE AWAY FROM HIM? EXODUS WILL MOVE AWAY FROM HIM? THAT I DON'T SEE, BUT I'VE THAT I DON'T SEE, BUT I'VE TALKED TO PEOPLE IN NOT TALKED TO PEOPLE IN NOT NECESSARILY DEEP BLUE AREAS, AND NECESSARILY DEEP BLUE AREAS, AND THERE IS CONCERN WHEN HE SAYS THERE IS CONCERN WHEN HE SAYS THESE WOMEN OF COLOR NEED TO GO THESE WOMEN OF COLOR NEED TO GO BACK, PEOPLE HEAR SOMETHING BACK, PEOPLE HEAR SOMETHING DIFFERENT THERE THAT THEY DON'T DIFFERENT THERE THAT THEY DON'T PICK PARTICULARLY PICK PARTICULARLY PARTICULARLY LIKE. PARTICULARLY LIKE. >> JEREMY, HERE'S MR. MILLER. >> JEREMY, HERE'S MR. MILLER. WE'LL TALK ABOUT THIS ON THE WE'LL TALK ABOUT THIS ON THE OTHER SIDE. OTHER SIDE. >> I THINK RACISM HAS BECOME A >> I THINK RACISM HAS BECOME A LABEL THAT IS TOO OFTEN DEPLOYED LABEL THAT IS TOO OFTEN DEPLOYED BY THE LEFT, DEMOCRATS OF THIS BY THE LEFT, DEMOCRATS OF THIS COUNTRY, TO PUNISH, SILENCE COUNTRY, TO PUNISH, SILENCE PEOPLE THEY DISAGREE WITH SPEECH PEOPLE THEY DISAGREE WITH SPEECH THAT THEY DON'T WANT TO HEAR. THAT THEY DON'T WANT TO HEAR. THE RALLY FOR THIS PRESIDENT HAS THE RALLY FOR THIS PRESIDENT HAS BEEN A PRESIDENT FOR ALL BEEN A PRESIDENT FOR ALL AMERICANS. AMERICANS. >> JEREMY, AS YOU WELL KNOW, >> JEREMY, AS YOU WELL KNOW, THIS HAS BEEN THE CONCURRENT THIS HAS BEEN THE CONCURRENT EFFORT, THIS KIND OF DUAL I'M EFFORT, THIS KIND OF DUAL I'M NOT A RACIST BUT YOU ARE, AND NOT A RACIST BUT YOU ARE, AND THE MOVING OF THE GOALPOST, THE THE MOVING OF THE GOALPOST, THE ATTEMPT TO CHANGE THE DEFINITION ATTEMPT TO CHANGE THE DEFINITION OF RACISM. OF RACISM. >> THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT, AND >> THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT, AND THIS IS SOMETHING YOU'VE HEARD THIS IS SOMETHING YOU'VE HEARD NOT JUST FROM THE WHITE HOUSE NOT JUST FROM THE WHITE HOUSE BUT FROM CONSERVATIVE BUT FROM CONSERVATIVE COMMENTATORS UP AND DOWN THE COMMENTATORS UP AND DOWN THE BOARD FROM ANN COULTER TO SEAN BOARD FROM ANN COULTER TO SEAN HANNITY. HANNITY. IT IS VERY RES ANATOMY WITH A IT IS VERY RES ANATOMY WITH A NUMBER OF AMERICANS. NUMBER OF AMERICANS. I THINK THAT IT IS SOMETHING I THINK THAT IT IS SOMETHING THAT WORKS FOR TRUMP BECAUSE THAT WORKS FOR TRUMP BECAUSE THESE PEOPLE WHO MAKE COMMENTS THESE PEOPLE WHO MAKE COMMENTS LIKE -- THE "NEW YORK TIMES" LIKE -- THE "NEW YORK TIMES" OVER THE WEEKEND WHEN WE OVER THE WEEKEND WHEN WE REPORTED THIS STORY FROM REPORTED THIS STORY FROM MICHIGAN, JUST TRYING TO SEE HOW MICHIGAN, JUST TRYING TO SEE HOW WELL THESE REMARKS WERE PLAYING WELL THESE REMARKS WERE PLAYING OF THE PRESIDENT'S, AND ONE OF THE PRESIDENT'S, AND ONE PERSON REFERRED TO THESE WOMEN PERSON REFERRED TO THESE WOMEN AS COLORED. AS COLORED. AND HE DIDN'T SEE THAT AS AND HE DIDN'T SEE THAT AS RACIST. RACIST. AND SO REGARDLESS OF, YOU KNOW, AND SO REGARDLESS OF, YOU KNOW, JUST POLITICAL INCORRECTNESS AND JUST POLITICAL INCORRECTNESS AND THE PREJUDICE BEHIND SOME OF THE PREJUDICE BEHIND SOME OF THESE VIEWS THAT MANY AMERICANS THESE VIEWS THAT MANY AMERICANS STILL HOLD, THEY DON'T SEE IT STILL HOLD, THEY DON'T SEE IT THAT WAY. THAT WAY. AND THEY SEE THE PRESIDENT WHEN AND THEY SEE THE PRESIDENT WHEN HE IS ATTACKED AND CALLED A HE IS ATTACKED AND CALLED A RACIST AS THEMSELVES, BECAUSE RACIST AS THEMSELVES, BECAUSE THEY DON'T THINK THEY'RE RACIST THEY DON'T THINK THEY'RE RACIST AND THEY DON'T THINK THE AND THEY DON'T THINK THE PRESIDENT IS, EITHER. PRESIDENT IS, EITHER. SO IT HAS THIS CERTAIN SO IT HAS THIS CERTAIN REINFORCING EFFECT OF ALL OF THE REINFORCING EFFECT OF ALL OF THE ANGER AND THE GRIEVANCE THAT ANGER AND THE GRIEVANCE THAT TRUMP HAS BROUGHT OUT IN THE TRUMP HAS BROUGHT OUT IN THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. AMERICAN PEOPLE. >> INDEED, WANA, SOMETHING ABOUT >> INDEED, WANA, SOMETHING ABOUT THIS STORY FREED UP A NUMBER OF THIS STORY FREED UP A NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN OUR BUSINESS TO GO PEOPLE IN OUR BUSINESS TO GO AHEAD AND USE THE WORD RACIST AHEAD AND USE THE WORD RACIST WITHOUT THE USUAL POLITE WITHOUT THE USUAL POLITE QUALIFIERS AS WE CLASSIC TRAINED QUALIFIERS AS WE CLASSIC TRAINED JOURNALISTS TRY TO TAG ON. JOURNALISTS TRY TO TAG ON. TODAY I SAW HANNITY DID A TODAY I SAW HANNITY DID A NUMERIC COUNT OF THE NUMBER OF NUMERIC COUNT OF THE NUMBER OF TIMES THE WORD "RACIST" WAS USED TIMES THE WORD "RACIST" WAS USED TO DESCRIBE THE PRESIDENT ON TO DESCRIBE THE PRESIDENT ON THIS NETWORK AND CNN AS A WAY OF THIS NETWORK AND CNN AS A WAY OF COMING BACK AT US. COMING BACK AT US. >> YEAH, THERE'S BEEN A DEBATE >> YEAH, THERE'S BEEN A DEBATE PLAYING OUT IN NEWS ROOMS ACROSS PLAYING OUT IN NEWS ROOMS ACROSS THE COUNTRY AS TO HOW TO TALK THE COUNTRY AS TO HOW TO TALK ABOUT THESE TERMS IN A WAY THAT ABOUT THESE TERMS IN A WAY THAT GIVES READERS THE BEST GIVES READERS THE BEST INFORMATION WE CAN. INFORMATION WE CAN. I THINK THAT'S REALLY AT THE I THINK THAT'S REALLY AT THE ROOT OF IT, AND WHAT WE'VE DONE ROOT OF IT, AND WHAT WE'VE DONE AT THE AP, WE UPDATED OUR STYLE AT THE AP, WE UPDATED OUR STYLE GUIDANCE EARLIER THIS YEAR SO GUIDANCE EARLIER THIS YEAR SO THAT INSTEAD OF USING EUPHIMISMS THAT INSTEAD OF USING EUPHIMISMS IN RACIALLY CHARGED MOMENTS LIKE IN RACIALLY CHARGED MOMENTS LIKE THIS, WHEN THINGS SEEM TO BE THIS, WHEN THINGS SEEM TO BE RACIST WE SHOULD CALL THEM THAT, RACIST WE SHOULD CALL THEM THAT, AND THE BEST THING WE CAN DO AS AND THE BEST THING WE CAN DO AS JOURNALISTS, AT LEAST IN MY JOURNALISTS, AT LEAST IN MY VIEW, IS TO BE AS VIEW, IS TO BE AS STRAIGHTFORWARD WITH OUR STRAIGHTFORWARD WITH OUR AUDIENCES TO REPEAT WHAT WE'RE AUDIENCES TO REPEAT WHAT WE'RE HEARING AND TO BE AS ACCURATE AS HEARING AND TO BE AS ACCURATE AS POSSIBLE IN THOSE DESCRIPTORS.
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