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Keller @ Large: Charlie Manning, Joanna Weiss Talk Trump, Clinton

Keller @ Large: Charlie Manning, Joanna Weiss Talk Trump, Clinton


9 WEEKS AWAY AND THE POLLS ARE TIGHTENING. JOHN KELLE HAS A CLOSER LOOK AT THE RACE. GOOD MORNING. THANKS FOR JOINING US. I HOPE YOU LIKE OUR NEW SET. WELL IN A CAMPAIGN THAT HAS HAD MANY REMARKABLE WEEKS THIS PAST WEEK WAS ONE OF THE MORE REMARKABLE ONES. LET’S TRY TO GET SOME INSIGHT INTO WHAT WENT ON AND WHERE WE GO FROM HERE. WE HAVE 2 JOINING ME THIS WEEK CHARLIE MANNING AND JOANNA WEISS. THANKS FOR BEING HERE. OKAY. SO DONALD TRUMP GOES DOWN TO MEXICO, MEETS WITH THE PRESIDENT, SOUNDS CALM, MEASURED, RATIONAL, TALKS ABOUT MUTUALLY ACHIEVABLE GOALS, HE’S GOT 5 POINTS HE READS OUT, REFERENCES THE HEMISPHERE, HE LOOKS PRESIDENTIAL. HOURS LATER HE’S ON — WEDNESDAY NIGHT, EXCUSE ME — SAME NIGHT HE’S ON STAGE IN PHOENIX BRINGS OUT RED ARE MEAT ON IMMIGRATION APPEARED THE MEXICAN PRESIDENT IS CLAIMING TRUMP LIED IN THEIR PRESS CONFERENCE ABOUT WHETHER THEY DISCUSSED THE FINANCING OF THIS FAMOUS WALL. LET START WITH YOU. HOW ON EARTH IS THIS SUPPOSED TO REASSURE VOTERS ABOUT TRUMP’S STABILITY AND RELIABILITY? FIRST I TAKE A LITTLE ISSUE WITH THE IDEA THAT HE LOOKED PRESIDENTIAL. OUR STANDARDS HAVE LOWERED CLEARLY FOR DONALD TRUMP STANDING FOR AN HOUR AND NOT RANTING AND BEING GENERALLY A RESPECTFUL PERSON MAKES YOU A HUMAN BEING OVER THE AGE OF 4, IT DOESN’T MAKE YOU A STATESMAN. SO FEEL LIKE YOU KNOW, THERE’S THIS MEDIA DRIVE TO BOOST UP — YOU KNOW, TO THINK EVERY TURN HE’S ACTING PRESIDENTIAL. I THINK THE SPEECH THAT HE GAVE ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT CONFIRMED WHO DONALD TRUMP IS. AND WHO HE’S GOING AFTER. HE IS A GUY WHO GOES FOR RED MEAT. HE’S FULL OF TRIGGER LANGUAGE. OKAY, BUT WHAT I DON’T GET, MAYBE YOU CAN EXPLAIN THE STRATEGY HERE CHARLIE. CLEARLY THE CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN TRYING TO LOWER NEGATIVES, AND BROADEN HIS APPEAL. CERTAINLY BY USING LANGUAGE ABOUT THEM, BY LOOKING — ALL RIGHT ALLEGEDLY PRESIDENTIAL IN MEXICO TO OTHER VOTERS WHO HAVE BEEN ALLEGED BY HIS TONE. HOW DID HE ADVANCED BALL IN THOSE REGARDS? I THOUGHT GOING TO MEXICO JUMPING ON THAT INVITATION MY UNDERSTANDING IS BOTH CAMPAIGNS WERE INVITED TO MEET WITH THE PRESIDENT OF MEXICO. THE CLINTON PEOPLE NEVER EVEN GOT BACK. TRUMP JUMPS ON HIS PLANE FLIES DOWN THERE HAS A MAJOR MEETING AND I DISAGREE, I THOUGHT HE WAS TERRIFIC IN THE PRESS CONFERENCE. IN FACT, ONE OF THE QUESTIONS HE WAS ASKED IS DID PAYING FOR THE WALL CAME UP, HE SAID IT CAME UP BUT WE REALLY DIDN’T DISCUSS IT. 5 FEET AWAY IS THE PRESIDENT OF MEXICO. HE COULD HAVE SAID SURE WE DID AND I TOLD HIM WE’RE NOT PAYING FOR IT. INSTEAD HE SENDS OUT A TWEET 2 HOURS AFTER — OKAY. RIGHT BUT WHAT ABOUT THE ACT WITH THE — GOING BACK TO THE RED MEAT LATER THAT NIGHT. WHAT IS THE CASUAL UNDECIDED VOTER SUPPOSED TO MAKE OF THAT? I THINK THE PLACE THEY DID THE — DID THE SPEECH PROBABLY WASN’T CONDUCIVE TO A TEN POINT MAJOR POLICY SPEECH ON WHAT HE WOULD DO IF HE’S ELECTED PRESIDENT ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION. YOU HAVE THE CROWD ROARING AND IT’S A BIG ROOM AND HE’S TALKING. I PROBABLY WOULD HAVE WITH PUT HIM IN A DIFFERENT VENUE BUT I’VE REREAD THE SPEECH. IF YOU’RE A MODERATE REPUBLICAN, A LATINO VOTER IF YOU UNDERSTAND TO WIN THE PARTY NEEDS TO WIN OVER VOTERS YOU DON’T LISTEN TO THAT SPEECH AND HEAR ANYTHING ABOUT THE SAME, YOU KNOW, BORDER LINE RACIST LANGUAGE THEY’RE COMING OVER THE BORDER TO GET US, THEY’RE ALL CRIMINALS, YOU KNOW HE DIDN’T SAY THE WORDS THEY’RE MURDERERS BUT HE ALL ABOUT DID. THAT TRIGGER LANGUAGE WAS EMBEDDED. HE INTRODUCED THE FAMILIES OF VICTIMS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS INCLUDING THE FAMILY WHO WE KNOW THE TERRIBLE STORY THAT WAS MURDERED, DRUNK DRIVING HERE AND I THOUGHT THAT ADDED A REALLY NICE POINT TO THE WHOLE EVENT TO HAVE THE FAMILIES THERE AND BE ABLE TO TELL THEIR STORIES. THEY’RE TERRIBLE STORIES BUT STATISTICS SHOW AS IMMIGRATION GOES UP CRIME HAS BEEN GOING DOWN CRIME HAS BEEN GOING DOWN EVERYWHERE BECAUSE OF GOOD POLICING NOW WE DON’T KNOW. WE SEE CRIME GOING UP ALL OVER THE COUNTRY BECAUSE YOU HAVE THE DEMOCRATS AND EVERYONE ATTACKING OUR POLICE. IF WE’RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT WELCOME BACK. WE’RE IN A CIVIL IF ARGUMENTATIVE AMERICAN THIS MORNING. OKAY. SO THE SA WITH GA OF HILLARY CLINTON ‘S EMAILS AND HER FAMILY’S HANDLING OF THE CLINTON FOUNDATION CONTINUES DRIP DRIP DRIP, THE LATEST WE LEARNED THAT SECRETARY CLINTON WAS SENDING EMAIL WHICH WAS LATER DEEMED CLASSIFIED FROM HER PRIVATE EMAIL SERVER MONTHS AFTER LEAVING OFFICE. AND THEN WE ALSO LEARNED THAT BILL CLINTON WAS USING FUNDS THAT ARE SET ASIDE TO SUPPORT FORMER PRESIDENTS IN THEIR WORK DIVERTING IT TO THE CLINTON FOUNDATION NOT ILLEGALLY BUT IN A MANNER THAT WE HAVEN’T SEEN BEFORE. SO AGAIN, LET ME START WITH YOU. IT FEELS LIKE SHE CAN’T GET OUT OF HER OWN WAY ON THIS STUFF. AND AS A RESULT WELL, THE CAMPAIGN IS KIND OF HIDING HER OUT. YEAH, THE SELF INFLICTED WOUNDS IS ASTOUNDING. IT WAS NO SECRET TO ANYONE THAT SHE WAS EVENTUALLY GOING TO RUN ARE FOR PRESIDENT. SO THE IDEA THAT SHE DIDN’T PUT SYSTEMS IN PLACE TO DISTANCE HERSELF THAT THIS WOULDN’T COME UP, ALL THESE KIND OF SIDE DEALS AND THE FRIENDSHIPS THAT LOOK SHADY. THERE HAVE BEEN STORIES ABOUT IT FOR YEARS. IT GOES ON AND ON. RIGHT. BECAUSE DONALD TRUMP DIVERTS ALL THE ATTENTION FROM ALL OF THIS. WOULDN’T ANY OTHER REPUBLICAN BE UP BY 10 POINTS? I THINK TRUMP IS GOING TO BEAT HER ANY WAY. YOU SAW HER NUMBERS CRASHING THIS WEEK. SHE CAME OUT OF HER CONVENTION UP THERE, YOU KNOW, SOME TRUST NUMBERS EVEN WOMEN VOTERS ADOPT LIKE HER AND ADOPT TRUST HER ANY MORE. SO THESE TRUST NUMBERS ARE REALLY IMPORTANT. NOW, THE CLINTON PEOPLE GO AROUND SAYING LOOK, WE ELECTED BILL TWICE WHEN EVERYBODY KNEW HE WAS A LIAR AND CHEATER SO THAT DOESN’T MATTER. WE CAN FOOL THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AGAIN AND GET THEM TO VOTE FOR HILLARY EVEN THOUGH NOBODY TRUSTS HERE. IT’S A CHALLENGE. THAT WAS PERSONAL LIFE STUFF AND THIS IS PROFESSIONAL. SO IT HURTS HER. IT DAMAGING FOR SURE. I THINK ON THAT WE ALL AGREE. I PROPS TODAY QUICK MENTION THIRD PARTY CAN CANDIDATES AS VIEWERS KNOW WE HAD JILL STEIN

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