Day 942: Trump Says Economy’s Great & Attacks Democrats, FOX News, & The Fed | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

Day 942: Trump Says Economy’s Great & Attacks Democrats, FOX News, & The Fed | The 11th Hour | MSNBC


♪ GOOD EVENING ONCE AGAIN FROM OUR GOOD EVENING ONCE AGAIN FROM OUR NBC NEWS HEADQUARTERS HERE IN NBC NEWS HEADQUARTERS HERE IN NEW YORK AS WE START A NEW WEEK. NEW YORK AS WE START A NEW WEEK. DAY 942 OF THIS TRUMP DAY 942 OF THIS TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. ADMINISTRATION. FINDS A PRESIDENT WHO’S FACING FINDS A PRESIDENT WHO’S FACING DOWN OMINOUS SIZE OF HIS DOWN OMINOUS SIZE OF HIS REELECTION AND WARNING SIGNS REELECTION AND WARNING SIGNS ABOUT AN ECONOMY HEADED FOR A ABOUT AN ECONOMY HEADED FOR A SHARP SLOW DOWN. SHARP SLOW DOWN. TONIGHT BOTH “THE WASHINGTON TONIGHT BOTH “THE WASHINGTON POST” AND “THE NEW YORK TIMES” POST” AND “THE NEW YORK TIMES” IS CONSIDERING PROPPING UP A IS CONSIDERING PROPPING UP A WEAKENING ECONOMY AND HOLD OFF A WEAKENING ECONOMY AND HOLD OFF A RECESSIONS. RECESSIONS. A TEMPORARY PAYROLL TAX CUT A TEMPORARY PAYROLL TAX CUT POSSIBLY REVERSING SOME OF POSSIBLY REVERSING SOME OF PRESIDENT TRUMP’S TARIFFS AND A PRESIDENT TRUMP’S TARIFFS AND A PLAN TO REDUCE CAPITAL GAINS PLAN TO REDUCE CAPITAL GAINS TAXES. TAXES. THE WHITE HOUSE IS PUSHING BACK THE WHITE HOUSE IS PUSHING BACK ON THAT FIRST OPTION, ONE ON THAT FIRST OPTION, ONE OFFICIAL IS TELLING NBC NEWS AND OFFICIAL IS TELLING NBC NEWS AND WE QUOTE, “CUTTING PAYROLL TAXES WE QUOTE, “CUTTING PAYROLL TAXES IS NOT SOMETHING UNDER IS NOT SOMETHING UNDER CONSIDERATION AT THIS TIME.” CONSIDERATION AT THIS TIME.” WE SHOULD ADD IN A PLACE WHERE WE SHOULD ADD IN A PLACE WHERE MINDS HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO CHANGE. MINDS HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO CHANGE. TRUMP IS TRYING TO SHRUG OFF TRUMP IS TRYING TO SHRUG OFF CONCERNS OF THE ECONOMY WHILE CONCERNS OF THE ECONOMY WHILE BLAMING JEROME POWELL. BLAMING JEROME POWELL. “OUR ECONOMY IS STRONG DESPITE “OUR ECONOMY IS STRONG DESPITE THE HORRENDOUS LACK OF DECISION THE HORRENDOUS LACK OF DECISION BY JPOWELL, THE FED RATE OVER A BY JPOWELL, THE FED RATE OVER A FAIRLY SHORT PERIOD OF TIME FAIRLY SHORT PERIOD OF TIME SHOULD BE REDUCED BY AT LEAST SHOULD BE REDUCED BY AT LEAST 100 BASES POINTS.” 100 BASES POINTS.” PHIL RUCKER WHO’LL JOIN US IN A PHIL RUCKER WHO’LL JOIN US IN A MOMENT ASKED TRUMP IF THE WHITE MOMENT ASKED TRUMP IF THE WHITE HOUSE IS PREPARED FOR A POSSIBLE HOUSE IS PREPARED FOR A POSSIBLE DOWNTURN DOWNTURN DOWNTURN. DOWNTURN.>>I AM PREPARED FOR EVERYTHING.>>I AM PREPARED FOR EVERYTHING. I DON’T THINK WE ARE HAVING A I DON’T THINK WE ARE HAVING A RECESSION. RECESSION. WE ARE DOING TREMENDOUSLY WELL. WE ARE DOING TREMENDOUSLY WELL. OUR CONSUMERS ARE RICH, I GAVE A OUR CONSUMERS ARE RICH, I GAVE A TREMENDOUS TAX CUT AND THEYS AND TREMENDOUS TAX CUT AND THEYS AND LOAD LOAD LOADED UP WITH MONEY. LOADED UP WITH MONEY. I SAW THE WALMART NUMBER, THEY I SAW THE WALMART NUMBER, THEY ARE OFF THE ROOFS. ARE OFF THE ROOFS. MOST ECONOMISTS SAY THAT WE ARE MOST ECONOMISTS SAY THAT WE ARE NOT GOING TO HAVE A RECESSION. NOT GOING TO HAVE A RECESSION.>>TRUMP MAY ALSO BE RATTLED BY>>TRUMP MAY ALSO BE RATTLED BY THE LATEST FOX NEWS POLLING THAT THE LATEST FOX NEWS POLLING THAT SHOWS HIM UNDER WATER WITH SHOWS HIM UNDER WATER WITH LEAVINGLEAVE LEAVINGLEAVE LEADING DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES. LEADING DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES. SO MUCH SO THAT HE CONSIDERS THE SO MUCH SO THAT HE CONSIDERS THE HOME TEAM. HOME TEAM.>>FOX IS A LOT DIFFERENT THAN>>FOX IS A LOT DIFFERENT THAN IT USED TO BE. IT USED TO BE. MY WORST POLL HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY WORST POLL HAS ALWAYS BEEN FROM FOX. FROM FOX. SOMETHING IS GOING ON WITH FOX SOMETHING IS GOING ON WITH FOX AND I AM NOT HAPPY WITH IT. AND I AM NOT HAPPY WITH IT.>>THE PRESIDENT SAYS HE DOES>>THE PRESIDENT SAYS HE DOES NOT BELIEVE FOX’S POLLS BECAUSE NOT BELIEVE FOX’S POLLS BECAUSE OF THE SIZE OF THE RALLY. OF THE SIZE OF THE RALLY. IT APPEARS HE HAD EMPTY SEATS IN IT APPEARS HE HAD EMPTY SEATS IN HIS RALLY IN MANCHESTER. HIS RALLY IN MANCHESTER.>>EVERY PLACE I GO WE HAD LINES>>EVERY PLACE I GO WE HAD LINES OUTSIDE. OUTSIDE. I THINK THEY SAID 17,000 PEOPLE I THINK THEY SAID 17,000 PEOPLE OUTSIDE THAT COULD NOT GET IN. OUTSIDE THAT COULD NOT GET IN. FIRE MARSHAL CLOSED IT AT A FIRE MARSHAL CLOSED IT AT A CERTAIN LEFRL. CERTAIN LEFRL. THE THE LEVEL. LEVEL.>>THE ARENA ANNOUNCED THAT I>>THE ARENA ANNOUNCED THAT I BROKE ELTON JOHN’S RECORD. BROKE ELTON JOHN’S RECORD. YOU SAW THE ENTHUSIASM. YOU SAW THE ENTHUSIASM. TRUMP RETURNED TO ANOTHER TRUMP RETURNED TO ANOTHER FAVORITE TOPIC ALLEGED VOTER FAVORITE TOPIC ALLEGED VOTER FRAUD IN THE LAST PRESIDENTIAL FRAUD IN THE LAST PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, NEVER PROVEN. ELECTION, NEVER PROVEN. HE’S PUSHING A NEW CONSPIRACY HE’S PUSHING A NEW CONSPIRACY THEORY. THEORY. “GOOGLE MANIPULATED FROM “GOOGLE MANIPULATED FROM 2.6 MILLION TO 16 MILLION VOTES 2.6 MILLION TO 16 MILLION VOTES FOR HILLARY CLINTON IN 2016 FOR HILLARY CLINTON IN 2016 ELECTION. ELECTION. MY VICTORY IS BIGGER THAN MY VICTORY IS BIGGER THAN THOUGHT.” THOUGHT.” THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF THAT. THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF THAT. IT CAME SHORTLY AFTER A IT CAME SHORTLY AFTER A DISCUSSION AIRED ON FOX BUSINESS DISCUSSION AIRED ON FOX BUSINESS ABOUT ONE PSYCHOLOGIST RESEARCH ABOUT ONE PSYCHOLOGIST RESEARCH ON THE POPULAR VOTE, RESEARCH ON THE POPULAR VOTE, RESEARCH THAT GOOGLE HAD REFUTED. THAT GOOGLE HAD REFUTED. HILLARY CLINTON RESPONDED TODAY HILLARY CLINTON RESPONDED TODAY WRITING THIS. WRITING THIS. THE DEBUNK STUDY YOU ARE THE DEBUNK STUDY YOU ARE REFERRING TO WAS BASED ON 21 REFERRING TO WAS BASED ON 21 UNDECIDED VOTERS FOR CONTEXT UNDECIDED VOTERS FOR CONTEXT THAT’S ABOUT HALF THE NUMBER OF THAT’S ABOUT HALF THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR PEOPLE ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR CAMPAIGN WHO HAVE BEEN INDICTED. CAMPAIGN WHO HAVE BEEN INDICTED. THE PRESIDENT SHIFTING POSITIONS THE PRESIDENT SHIFTING POSITIONS WHEN IT COMES TO GUN CONTROL. WHEN IT COMES TO GUN CONTROL. IMMEDIATELY AFTER THAT MASS IMMEDIATELY AFTER THAT MASS SHOOTINGS IN DAYTON AND EL PASO. SHOOTINGS IN DAYTON AND EL PASO. TRUMP SOUNDED READINESS TO TRUMP SOUNDED READINESS TO SUPPORT NEW BACKGROUND CHECK SUPPORT NEW BACKGROUND CHECK LAWS AND MUCH AS HE DID LAWS AND MUCH AS HE DID FOLLOWING THE PARKLAND SCHOOL FOLLOWING THE PARKLAND SCHOOL SHOOTING LAST YEAR. SHOOTING LAST YEAR.>>TAKE THE GUN STORES AND GO>>TAKE THE GUN STORES AND GO THROUGH A DUE PROCESS SECTION. THROUGH A DUE PROCESS SECTION. WE’LL GET THIS DONE IN A WE’LL GET THIS DONE IN A BIPARTISAN MATTER. BIPARTISAN MATTER. I AM NOT WORRIED OF 60 VOTES. I AM NOT WORRIED OF 60 VOTES. 60 VOTES, 60% MEANING IT IS SO 60 VOTES, 60% MEANING IT IS SO EASY. EASY. IT SHOULD BE 100%. IT SHOULD BE 100%.>>I THINK WE CAN DO MEANINGFUL>>I THINK WE CAN DO MEANINGFUL BACKGROUND CHECKS. BACKGROUND CHECKS. I WANT TO SEE IT HAPPEN. I WANT TO SEE IT HAPPEN. I THINK WE CAN BRING BACKGROUND I THINK WE CAN BRING BACKGROUND CHECKS LIKE WE NEVER HAD BEFORE. CHECKS LIKE WE NEVER HAD BEFORE.>>ANNIE CARNEY REPORTS, AFTER>>ANNIE CARNEY REPORTS, AFTER DISCUSSIONS WITH GUN RIGHTS DISCUSSIONS WITH GUN RIGHTS ADVOCATES DURING HIS TWO-WEEK ADVOCATES DURING HIS TWO-WEEK WORKING VACATION IN BEDMINSTER, WORKING VACATION IN BEDMINSTER, NEW JERSEY, INCLUDING TALKS WITH NEW JERSEY, INCLUDING TALKS WITH WAYNE ” HERE IS WHAT HE SAYS TO WAYNE ” HERE IS WHAT HE SAYS TO REPORTERS. REPORTERS.>>WE HAVE STRONG BACKGROUND>>WE HAVE STRONG BACKGROUND CHECKS RIGHT NOW. CHECKS RIGHT NOW. YOU GO INTO BUY A GUN, YOU HAVE YOU GO INTO BUY A GUN, YOU HAVE TO SIGN UP. TO SIGN UP. THERE ARE A LOT OF BACKGROUND THERE ARE A LOT OF BACKGROUND CHECKS THAT HAVE BEEN APPROVED CHECKS THAT HAVE BEEN APPROVED OVER THE YEARS. OVER THE YEARS. BIG MENTAL PROBLEM AND WE DO BIG MENTAL PROBLEM AND WE DO HAVE A LOT OF BACKGROUND CHECKS HAVE A LOT OF BACKGROUND CHECKS RIGHT NOW. RIGHT NOW.>>AS ALL OF THIS UNFOLDS, THE>>AS ALL OF THIS UNFOLDS, THE BATTLE CONTINUES BETWEEN THE BATTLE CONTINUES BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT AND HIS FORMER PRESIDENT AND HIS FORMER EMPLOYEE OF LESS THAN TWO WEEKS, EMPLOYEE OF LESS THAN TWO WEEKS, ANTHONY SCARRAMUCCI IS A HIGHLY ANTHONY SCARRAMUCCI IS A HIGHLY UNSTABLE NUT JOB, I BARELY KNEW UNSTABLE NUT JOB, I BARELY KNEW HIM. HIM. HE WAS A MENTAL BREAK. HE WAS A MENTAL BREAK. WE DID NOT WANT HIM ALIVE. WE DID NOT WANT HIM ALIVE.>>SCARRAMUCCI WAS BACK TALKING>>SCARRAMUCCI WAS BACK TALKING ABOUT REPLACING TRUMP SOMEHOW ON ABOUT REPLACING TRUMP SOMEHOW ON THE 2020 TICKET. THE 2020 TICKET.>>HIS ENTIRE CABINET HATES HIS>>HIS ENTIRE CABINET HATES HIS GUTS AND MOST OF THE COMMENTS, GUTS AND MOST OF THE COMMENTS, WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST. WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST. I AM TELLING MY FELLOW I AM TELLING MY FELLOW REPUBLICANS AND FELLOW REPUBLICANS AND FELLOW AMERICANS, THERE IS ABSOLUTELY AMERICANS, THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO REASON TO BE FRIGHTEN. NO REASON TO BE FRIGHTEN. WE HAVE TO COME TOGETHER NOW AND WE HAVE TO COME TOGETHER NOW AND CALL THIS FOR WHAT IT IS. CALL THIS FOR WHAT IT IS. IF WE DO THAT, WE DO THAT IF WE DO THAT, WE DO THAT TOGETHER, WE CAN GET A REALLY

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