Full Mulvaney: ‘Things Have Gotten Much Better’ Under Trump Administration | Meet The Press

Full Mulvaney: ‘Things Have Gotten Much Better’ Under Trump Administration | Meet The Press


SIDE HIS OWN PARTY WITH THIS?
>>THE PRESIDENT DIDNT BLIND>>THE PRESIDENT DIDNT BLIND
SIDE HIS OWN PARTY. SIDE HIS OWN PARTY.
IF REPUBLICANS WERENT AWARE, IF REPUBLICANS WERENT AWARE,
THEN THEY HAVENT BEEN PAYING THEN THEY HAVENT BEEN PAYING
ATTENTION. ATTENTION.>>JOINING ME NOW IS NICK MULLMI
MULVANEYNG ME NOW IS NICK MULLMI MULVANEY
MULVANEY. MULVANEY.
>>ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO BE HERE.>>ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO BE HERE.
>>LET ME START WITH VIRGINIA>>LET ME START WITH VIRGINIA
BEACH. BEACH. DOES THE PRESIDENT BELIEVE THERE DOES THE PRESIDENT BELIEVE THERE IS A ROLE FOR THE FEDERAL IS A ROLE FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HERE. GOVERNMENT HERE.>>HE DOES.>>HE DOES. LETS START WITH THIS. LETS START WITH THIS. I SAW THE LEAD-IN YOU DID WITH I SAW THE LEAD-IN YOU DID WITH MR. WILLIAMS. MR. WILLIAMS. YOURE RIGHT. YOURE RIGHT. WE HAVE TOO MANY OF THESE
SHOOTINGS.O MANY OF THESE SHOOTINGS. AND EVERY TIME THE FIRST THING
WE TALK ABOUT IS POLITICS.HING WE TALK ABOUT IS POLITICS.
SO LETS NOT GET TOO DEEP INTO SO LETS NOT GET TOO DEEP INTO
POLITICS TOO SOON. POLITICS TOO SOON.
LETS THINK ABOUT THE FAMILIES. LETS THINK ABOUT THE FAMILIES.
>>IT IS NOT ABOUT POLITICS.>>IT IS NOT ABOUT POLITICS. IT IS ABOUT POLICY. IT IS ABOUT POLICY.>>THE POLICY IS ENFORCEMENT AND
WHAT WERE ALREADY DOING.MENT AND WHAT WERE ALREADY DOING.
WHATS BEEN LOST IS THE FACT WHATS BEEN LOST IS THE FACT
THIS ADMINISTRATION BANNED BUMP THIS ADMINISTRATION BANNED BUMP
STOCKS. STOCKS. WE SIGNED A PIECE OF LEGISLATION
THAT FIXED THE BACKGROUNDSLATION THAT FIXED THE BACKGROUND
CHECKS. CHECKS. WE DONT KNOW IF BACKGROUND WE DONT KNOW IF BACKGROUND CHECKS PLAYED A ROLE HERE. CHECKS PLAYED A ROLE HERE.>>WE NEED TO LEARN MORE ABOUT>>WE NEED TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS SILENCER SITUATION. THIS SILENCER SITUATION. THAT SEEMS LIKE A LEGITIMATE THAT SEEMS LIKE A LEGITIMATE CONCERN. CONCERN.>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT. BUT KEEP IN MIND, IM MORE
FAMILIAR WITH THE SITUATION IN FAMILIAR WITH THE SITUATION IN
CHARLESTON SEVERAL YEARS AGO CHARLESTON SEVERAL YEARS AGO WHERE A GUY WALKED INTO A CHURCH WHERE A GUY WALKED INTO A CHURCH AND SHOT MY DESK MATE IN THE
SENATE.T MY DESK MATE IN THE SENATE. WE FIXED THAT LAST YEAR WITH WE FIXED THAT LAST YEAR WITH THIS ADMINISTRATION ON A THIS ADMINISTRATION ON A BIPARTISAN BASIS. BIPARTISAN BASIS. THERE ARE THINGS THE GOVERNMENT THERE ARE THINGS THE GOVERNMENT CAN DO AND THINGS THIS CAN DO AND THINGS THIS GOVERNMENT IS DOING. GOVERNMENT IS DOING. BUT WERE NEVER GOING TO PROTECT
EVERYBODY AGAINST EVERYBODY THAT EVERYBODY AGAINST EVERYBODY THAT
IS DERANGED AND INSANE. IS DERANGED AND INSANE.
SO YOURE NEVER GOING TO MAKE SO YOURE NEVER GOING TO MAKE
EVERYTHING PERFECTLY SAFE, BUT EVERYTHING PERFECTLY SAFE, BUT WE ARE DOING A LOT BETTER ON
ENFORCEMENT. A LOT BETTER ON ENFORCEMENT.>>DOES THE PRESIDENT THINK IT
WILL BE HARDER TO GET A GUN NOW? WILL BE HARDER TO GET A GUN NOW?
>>THE PRESIDENT BELIEVES VERY>>THE PRESIDENT BELIEVES VERY FIRMLY IN OUR SECOND AMENDMENT FIRMLY IN OUR SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS. RIGHTS. HE ALSO BELIEVES YOU CANNOT TAKE HE ALSO BELIEVES YOU CANNOT TAKE THESE EXCEPTIONS. THESE EXCEPTIONS. AND CLEARLY PEOPLE LIKE THIS ARE AND CLEARLY PEOPLE LIKE THIS ARE THE EXCEPTIONS. THE EXCEPTIONS. THIS IS NOT THE RULE. THIS IS NOT THE RULE. 99.9% OF PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY 99.9% OF PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY ARE LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS. ARE LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS.>>A LOT OF OUR LAWS HAVE TO DO>>A LOT OF OUR LAWS HAVE TO DO WITH A SMALL NUMBER OF PEOPLE WITH A SMALL NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO BREAK LAWS, NOT A LARGE WHO BREAK LAWS, NOT A LARGE NUMBER. NUMBER.>>YOU HAVE LAWS ON THE BOOKS>>YOU HAVE LAWS ON THE BOOKS THAT MAKE MURDER ILLEGAL AND YET THAT MAKE MURDER ILLEGAL AND YET PEOPLE STILL DO IT. PEOPLE STILL DO IT. LAWS ARE NOT GOING TO FIX LAWS ARE NOT GOING TO FIX EVERYTHING. EVERYTHING.>>ALL RIGHT.>>ALL RIGHT. LET ME MOVE TO THE TARIFF
DECISION.VE TO THE TARIFF DECISION. CAN YOU EXPLAIN WHAT MEXICO — CAN YOU EXPLAIN WHAT MEXICO — WHAT YOU BELIEVE THE MEXICAN WHAT YOU BELIEVE THE MEXICAN GOVERNMENT CAN DO THAT IT IS NOT
DOING?MENT CAN DO THAT IT IS NOT DOING?
>>SURE.>>SURE.
NUMBER ONE, THEY CAN SECURE NUMBER ONE, THEY CAN SECURE
THEIR SOUTHERN BORDER. THEIR SOUTHERN BORDER. WHATS LOST IN THE DISCUSSION WHATS LOST IN THE DISCUSSION ABOUT THIS IS THAT MOST OF THE ABOUT THIS IS THAT MOST OF THE PEOPLE COMING ACROSS, ON AVERAGE PEOPLE COMING ACROSS, ON AVERAGE 4,500 PEOPLE CAME ACROSS LAST
NIGHT THAT COMPARED TO 700AST NIGHT THAT COMPARED TO 700
PEOPLE A DAY. PEOPLE A DAY.
MOST OF THOSE PEOPLE ARE NOT MOST OF THOSE PEOPLE ARE NOT
MEXICAN. MEXICAN. THAT BORDER ALONG THE SOUTHERN THAT BORDER ALONG THE SOUTHERN MEXICO NEEDS TO BE SECURED. MEXICO NEEDS TO BE SECURED. IT IS MUCH EASIER TO SECURE THAT
BORDER THAN IT IS OUR BORDERTHAT BORDER THAN IT IS OUR BORDER
BECAUSE IT IS SO MUCH SHORTER. BECAUSE IT IS SO MUCH SHORTER.
IT IS A QUARTER OF THE LENGTH. IT IS A QUARTER OF THE LENGTH.
THE MEXICAN GOVERNMENT CAN THE MEXICAN GOVERNMENT CAN
CRACKDOWN ON THEIR DOMESTIC CRACKDOWN ON THEIR DOMESTIC
TERROR ORGANIZATIONS. TERROR ORGANIZATIONS.
RIGHT NOW IN MEXICO THERE IS RIGHT NOW IN MEXICO THERE IS
100,000 PEOPLE TRYING TO MOVE UP 100,000 PEOPLE TRYING TO MOVE UP INTO THE U.S. BORDER. INTO THE U.S. BORDER. THEY DO THAT WITH THE THEY DO THAT WITH THE COOPERATION OF THESE CRIME COOPERATION OF THESE CRIME GROUPS. GROUPS. LASTLY, THEY COULD MAKE MEXICO A
SAFE THIRD COUNTRY.MAKE MEXICO A SAFE THIRD COUNTRY.
IF YOU LEAVE A COUNTRY SEEKING IF YOU LEAVE A COUNTRY SEEKING ASYLUM, THE LAW SAYS YOU ARE ASYLUM, THE LAW SAYS YOU ARE FIRST TO SEEK ASYLUM IN THE FIRST TO SEEK ASYLUM IN THE FIRST SAFE COUNTRY YOU ARRIVE. FIRST SAFE COUNTRY YOU ARRIVE. MEXICO IS SAFE. MEXICO IS SAFE. THE MEXICAN GOVERNMENT CAN THE MEXICAN GOVERNMENT CAN ADDRESS THIS. ADDRESS THIS.>>AND THEY HAVE BEEN TAKING –>>AND THEY HAVE BEEN TAKING –>>TAKING MORE, BUT NOT ENOUGH.>>TAKING MORE, BUT NOT ENOUGH. THATS PART OF THIS. THATS PART OF THIS.>>WHY USE A STICK TO BASH THE
MEXICAN GOVERNMENT HERE?SH THE MEXICAN GOVERNMENT HERE?
WHY NOT OFFER THEM — WHY NOT WHY NOT OFFER THEM — WHY NOT OFFER THEM HELP WITH THEIR OFFER THEM HELP WITH THEIR SOUTHERN BORDER? SOUTHERN BORDER? WHY NOT SAY, YOU KNOW WHAT, THE WHY NOT SAY, YOU KNOW WHAT, THE INITIATIVE BETWEEN THE U.S. AND INITIATIVE BETWEEN THE U.S. AND THE MEXICAN GOVERNMENT TO TRY TO THE MEXICAN GOVERNMENT TO TRY TO DEAL WITH THE DRUG CARTEL DEAL WITH THE DRUG CARTEL SITUATION, WHY NOT TRY MORE OF SITUATION, WHY NOT TRY MORE OF THOSE PROPOSALS FIRST BEFORE THOSE PROPOSALS FIRST BEFORE COMING DOWN WITH A HAMMER. COMING DOWN WITH A HAMMER.>>THE NEXT QUESTION, WHY RIGHT
NOW?HE NEXT QUESTION, WHY RIGHT NOW? WHY DO WE DO IT SO QUICKLY? WHY DO WE DO IT SO QUICKLY? HERE IS WHY. HERE IS WHY. A COUPLE DAYS AGO, A THOUSAND A COUPLE DAYS AGO, A THOUSAND PEOPLE CROSSED IN ONE GROUP.
LETS LET THAT SINK IN FOR A. LETS LET THAT SINK IN FOR A
SECOND. SECOND. IT WASNT 40 PEOPLE CROSSING IN IT WASNT 40 PEOPLE CROSSING IN 25 DIFFERENT PLACES. 25 DIFFERENT PLACES. A GROUP OF 1,000 PEOPLE STORMED A GROUP OF 1,000 PEOPLE STORMED THE BORDER OUTSIDE OF TIJUANA
MEXICO INTO EL PASO, TEXAS.NA MEXICO INTO EL PASO, TEXAS.
THATS NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE. THATS NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE. THE REASON WERE DOING THINGS
PEOPLE DONT EXPECT IS BECAUSE PEOPLE DONT EXPECT IS BECAUSE
WERE FACING THINGS WE NEVER WERE FACING THINGS WE NEVER
EXPERIENCED BEFORE. EXPERIENCED BEFORE. WERE USING EXTRAORDINARY TOOLS
BECAUSE THERE IS EXTRAORDINARY BECAUSE THERE IS EXTRAORDINARY
CIRCUMSTANCES THAT DICTATE CIRCUMSTANCES THAT DICTATE THOSE. THOSE.>>AGAIN, THOUGH, IT IS JUST>>AGAIN, THOUGH, IT IS JUST HAMMER, HAMMER, HAMMER. HAMMER, HAMMER, HAMMER. WHY DO YOU EXPECT THE MEXICAN
GOVERNMENT TO COOPERATE WITH YOU GOVERNMENT TO COOPERATE WITH YOU
WANT TO PUNISH THEM WANT TO PUNISH THEM
ECONOMICALLY? ECONOMICALLY? THE MEXICANS ARE GOING TO THINK THE MEXICANS ARE GOING TO THINK IT IS RELATED. IT IS RELATED.>>YOU ASSUME IN THAT QUESTION>>YOU ASSUME IN THAT QUESTION THAT WE HAVENT BEEN HAVING THAT WE HAVENT BEEN HAVING THOSE CONVERSATIONS WITH THE
MEXICANS.VERSATIONS WITH THE MEXICANS. THIS CAME OUT OF THE BLUE, AND THIS CAME OUT OF THE BLUE, AND THATS NOT THE CASE. THATS NOT THE CASE. ONE OF THE REASONS YOU HAVE SEEN
THEM SLIGHTLY INCREASE THEE SEEN THEM SLIGHTLY INCREASE THE
NUMBER OF PEOPLE THEYRE TAKING NUMBER OF PEOPLE THEYRE TAKING
BACK INTO MEXICO IS BECAUSE WE BACK INTO MEXICO IS BECAUSE WE HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH THEM FOR
OVER TWO YEARS.NG WITH THEM FOR OVER TWO YEARS.
>>SO THE REWARD FOR WORKING>>SO THE REWARD FOR WORKING
WITH THEM IS SLAP THEM WITH WITH THEM IS SLAP THEM WITH THESE TARIFFS? THESE TARIFFS?>>WHEN YOU GO FROM 700 PEOPLE A>>WHEN YOU GO FROM 700 PEOPLE A DAY TO 4,500 PEOPLE A DAY,
THINGS ARE GOING TO BEDAY, THINGS ARE GOING TO BE
DIFFERENT. DIFFERENT.>>OKAY.>>OKAY. BUT LET ME ASK THE QUESTION “THE BUT LET ME ASK THE QUESTION “THE WALL STREET JOURNAL” ASKED, WHY WALL STREET JOURNAL” ASKED, WHY ARE YOU PUTTING THE ONUS ON THE ARE YOU PUTTING THE ONUS ON THE MEXICO GOVERNMENT AND NOT THE MEXICO GOVERNMENT AND NOT THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT? AMERICAN GOVERNMENT?>>BECAUSE THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES IS CONCERNED BY REPRESENTATIVES IS CONCERNED BY
THE DEMOCRATS. THE DEMOCRATS. THEY WONT HELP US.
OUR OWN GOVERNMENT — OUR OWN GOVERNMENT —
>>WHAT KIND OF EFFORT — WHEN>>WHAT KIND OF EFFORT — WHEN
IS THE LAST TIME YOU MET WITH IS THE LAST TIME YOU MET WITH DEMOCRATS ON THIS ISSUE.
>>IT WAS A MONTH AGO, MONTH AND>>IT WAS A MONTH AGO, MONTH AND
A HALF AGO. A HALF AGO.>>TWICE OVER THE LAST FOUR
WEEKS.CE OVER THE LAST FOUR WEEKS. WHAT DO THEY DO?
THEYRE ON VACATION THIS WEEK. THEYRE ON VACATION THIS WEEK.
THEY LEFT TOWN. THEY LEFT TOWN. OUR OWN GOVERNMENT IS NOT OUR OWN GOVERNMENT IS NOT HELPING US FIX THIS HELPING US FIX THIS CIRCUMSTANCE. CIRCUMSTANCE. ITS BEEN FOUR WEEKS NOW SINCE
“THE NEW YORK TIMES”,” NO FRIEND “THE NEW YORK TIMES”,” NO FRIEND
OF THIS ORGANIZATION, SAID IT IS OF THIS ORGANIZATION, SAID IT IS
TIME FOR THE DEMOCRATS IN TIME FOR THE DEMOCRATS IN CONGRESS TO GIVE HHS MORE MONEY
TO DEAL WITH THIS HUMANITARIANY TO DEAL WITH THIS HUMANITARIAN
CRISIS, BUT STILL NO HELP BY THE CRISIS, BUT STILL NO HELP BY THE DEMOCRATS. DEMOCRATS.>>I WANT TO PUTTING SOMETHING>>I WANT TO PUTTING SOMETHING HERE. HERE. IT IS FROM THE WASHINGTON POST IT IS FROM THE WASHINGTON POST THIS WEEKEND. THIS WEEKEND. HE WRITES, DESPITE HIS PRESSURE HE WRITES, DESPITE HIS PRESSURE TACTICS, UNAUTHORIZED TACTICS, UNAUTHORIZED IMMIGRATION AT THE U.S./MEXICAN
BORDER IS AT A PEAK..S./MEXICAN BORDER IS AT A PEAK.
AND PYONGYANG HAS RESUMED AND PYONGYANG HAS RESUMED
TESTING OF SHORT-RANGE MISSILES, TESTING OF SHORT-RANGE MISSILES,
A SIGN THAT KIM IS GROWING A SIGN THAT KIM IS GROWING
IMPATIENT. IMPATIENT. THE POINT IS THE PRESIDENT —
EVERY INITIAL IDEA IS SORT OF A EVERY INITIAL IDEA IS SORT OF A
STICK, STICK, STICK, AND IT STICK, STICK, STICK, AND IT HASNT — WHAT RESULTS HAVE COME HASNT — WHAT RESULTS HAVE COME FROM THAT? FROM THAT?>>THATS JUST NOT TRUE.>>THATS JUST NOT TRUE. KEEP IN MIND, WE HAVE CONTINUED KEEP IN MIND, WE HAVE CONTINUED A DIALOGUE WITH THE NORTH A DIALOGUE WITH THE NORTH KOREANS. KOREANS. I SAW THAT QUOTE. I SAW THAT QUOTE. I JUST HAD A CHANCE TO SEE IT I JUST HAD A CHANCE TO SEE IT RIGHT THERE FOR THE FIRST TIME. RIGHT THERE FOR THE FIRST TIME. TWO YEARS AGO, THE NORTH KOREANS
WERE LAUNCHING LONG-RANGEKOREANS WERE LAUNCHING LONG-RANGE
NUCLEAR CAPABLE MISSILES THAT WE NUCLEAR CAPABLE MISSILES THAT WE THINK COULD REACH THE MAINLAND THINK COULD REACH THE MAINLAND OF THE UNITED STATES. OF THE UNITED STATES. THATS NOT HAPPENING RIGHT NOW. THATS NOT HAPPENING RIGHT NOW. THINGS HAVE GOTTEN MUCH BETTER THINGS HAVE GOTTEN MUCH BETTER BECAUSE OF WHAT THE BECAUSE OF WHAT THE ADMINISTRATION HAS GONE. ADMINISTRATION HAS GONE. YOU NOW SAID A COUPLE OF TIMES,
WHY ARE WE DOING THESE THINGS,, WHY ARE WE DOING THESE THINGS,
USING A CARROT AND A STICK? USING A CARROT AND A STICK?
WE HAVE BEEN. WE HAVE BEEN. SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO TAKE
EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES.AKE EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES.
>>YOU COULD HAVE EASILY>>YOU COULD HAVE EASILY
ANNOUNCED THIS ON MONDAY OR ANNOUNCED THIS ON MONDAY OR TUESDAY. TUESDAY. WAS THE PRESIDENT DEMANDING THIS WAS THE PRESIDENT DEMANDING THIS AS A RESPONSE TO THE MUELLER AS A RESPONSE TO THE MUELLER NEWS CYCLE? NEWS CYCLE?>>NO, ABSOLUTELY NOT.>>NO, ABSOLUTELY NOT. IN FACT, NOTHING COULD BE IN FACT, NOTHING COULD BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH. FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH. WHAT I TOLD YOU BEFORE ABOUT WHAT I TOLD YOU BEFORE ABOUT THAT GROUP OF A THOUSAND PEOPLE THAT GROUP OF A THOUSAND PEOPLE CROSSING THE BORDER WAS SORT OF
THE TOUCH STONE FOR THIS.ORT OF THE TOUCH STONE FOR THIS.
BUT THIS IS SOMETHING THIS BUT THIS IS SOMETHING THIS
ADMINISTRATION HAS TAKEN UP. ADMINISTRATION HAS TAKEN UP.
IVE BEEN ACTING CHIEF OF STAFF IVE BEEN ACTING CHIEF OF STAFF
FOR SIX MONTHS. FOR SIX MONTHS.
WE DISCUSSIONED IT TWO OR THREE WE DISCUSSIONED IT TWO OR THREE DIFFERENT TIMES. DIFFERENT TIMES.>>BUT IT IS HIS IDEA.>>BUT IT IS HIS IDEA. HES BEEN WANTING TO DO THIS AND HES BEEN WANTING TO DO THIS AND EVERYONE AROUND HIM HAS BEEN EVERYONE AROUND HIM HAS BEEN TRYING TO STOP HIM FROM DOING TRYING TO STOP HIM FROM DOING IT. IT.>>ITS NOT FAIR.>>ITS NOT FAIR. YOU KNOW HOW WE WORK. YOU KNOW HOW WE WORK. THE PRESIDENT COMES IN AND SAYS, THE PRESIDENT COMES IN AND SAYS, HERE IS THE PROBLEM. HERE IS THE PROBLEM. HERE IS THE IDEAS TO FIX IT. HERE IS THE IDEAS TO FIX IT. WERE THERE OTHER IDEAS FLOATED?
YES. THERE OTHER IDEAS FLOATED? YES. WERE THERE PEOPLE THAT SPOKE OUT WERE THERE PEOPLE THAT SPOKE OUT ON — WHO GAVE SORT OF THE ON — WHO GAVE SORT OF THE DOWNSIDE OF DOING THIS? DOWNSIDE OF DOING THIS? YES. YES. BUT THATS WHAT YOU WANT THE BUT THATS WHAT YOU WANT THE PRESIDENT TO HEAR. PRESIDENT TO HEAR. YOU WANT THE PRESIDENT TO HEAR YOU WANT THE PRESIDENT TO HEAR ALL SIDES OF AN ARGUMENT BEFORE ALL SIDES OF AN ARGUMENT BEFORE HE MAKES A DECISION. HE MAKES A DECISION.>>THE PRESIDENT BLUFFED ON>>THE PRESIDENT BLUFFED ON SHUTTING DOWN THE SOUTHERN SHUTTING DOWN THE SOUTHERN BORDER ABOUT A MONTH AGO. BORDER ABOUT A MONTH AGO. THE UNCERTAINTY THAT THE THE UNCERTAINTY THAT THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY HAS WITH ALL BUSINESS COMMUNITY HAS WITH ALL THIS, THEY DONT KNOW WHAT TO THIS, THEY DONT KNOW WHAT TO MAKE OF ALL THIS. MAKE OF ALL THIS. WHY IS THE PRESIDENT CONTINUING WHY IS THE PRESIDENT CONTINUING TO CREATE UNCERTAINTY WITH THE TO CREATE UNCERTAINTY WITH THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY LIKE THIS? BUSINESS COMMUNITY LIKE THIS?>>THE PURPOSE OF THIS IS NOT TO>>THE PURPOSE OF THIS IS NOT TO CREATE UNCERTAINTY. CREATE UNCERTAINTY.>>IT IS.>>IT IS. THAT IS ONE OF THE CONSEQUENCES. THAT IS ONE OF THE CONSEQUENCES. THE PURPOSE IS TO FIX THE THE PURPOSE IS TO FIX THE SITUATION ON THE SOUTHERN SITUATION ON THE SOUTHERN BORDER. BORDER. WE TRIED ALL THE ORDINARY WE TRIED ALL THE ORDINARY THINGS. THINGS. AGAIN, I REACHED OUT ALMOST A AGAIN, I REACHED OUT ALMOST A MONTH AGO TO SENATE DEMOCRATS. MONTH AGO TO SENATE DEMOCRATS. WE HAD TWO MEETINGS WITH THEM TO WE HAD TWO MEETINGS WITH THEM TO GO OVER THESE ISSUES. GO OVER THESE ISSUES. SIX MONTHS AGO, NANCY PELOSI SAT
IN THE WHITE HOUSE AND WE LAIDAT IN THE WHITE HOUSE AND WE LAID
OUT FOR HER WHY THIS WAS AN OUT FOR HER WHY THIS WAS AN
EMERGENCY SITUATION ON THE EMERGENCY SITUATION ON THE SOUTHERN BORDER AND SHE SAID I SOUTHERN BORDER AND SHE SAID I DONT BELIEVE YOUR NUMBERS, I DONT BELIEVE YOUR NUMBERS, I DONT BELIEVE YOUR FACTS, I DONT BELIEVE YOUR FACTS, I DONT BELIEVE WHAT YOU ARE DONT BELIEVE WHAT YOU ARE TELLING ME. TELLING ME. UNDER THOSE CIRCUMSTANCES, THE UNDER THOSE CIRCUMSTANCES, THE ORDINARY THINGS JUST DONT WORK. ORDINARY THINGS JUST DONT WORK.>>I WANT TO MOVE TO THE>>I WANT TO MOVE TO THE PRESIDENTS RESPONSE TO ROBERT PRESIDENTS RESPONSE TO ROBERT MUELLER. MUELLER. HE SEEMS TO INDICATE THAT THE HE SEEMS TO INDICATE THAT THE WHOLE RUSSIA INTERFERENCE IS A WHOLE RUSSIA INTERFERENCE IS A HOAX. HOAX. DOES THE PRESIDENT ACCEPT THE DOES THE PRESIDENT ACCEPT THE FACT THAT RUSSIA INTERFERED IN FACT THAT RUSSIA INTERFERED IN THE 2016 ELECTION IN ORDER TO THE 2016 ELECTION IN ORDER TO HELP HIM WIN? HELP HIM WIN?>>I THINK THE BOTTOM LINE, AND>>I THINK THE BOTTOM LINE, AND THIS GOT LOST AGAIN THIS WEEK, THIS GOT LOST AGAIN THIS WEEK, IS THAT IT DIDNT MAKE ANY IS THAT IT DIDNT MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE. DIFFERENCE. ASK A LOT OF PEOPLE TO SHOW ME ASK A LOT OF PEOPLE TO SHOW ME HOW YOU VOTED FOR AND ILL SHOW HOW YOU VOTED FOR AND ILL SHOW YOU — YOU –>>THATS NOT THE QUESTION.>>THATS NOT THE QUESTION.>>YOU ALWAYS TRY TO CHANGE IT>>YOU ALWAYS TRY TO CHANGE IT TO, BUT NO VOTES FOR CHANGED. TO, BUT NO VOTES FOR CHANGED. THATS NOT THE POINT. THATS NOT THE POINT. DOES HE ACCEPT THE POINT THAT
RUSSIA INTERFERED TO BENEFITT RUSSIA INTERFERED TO BENEFIT
HIM, WHICH IS WHAT RUSSIA POINT. HIM, WHICH IS WHAT RUSSIA POINT.>>YES, RUSSIA DID ATTEMPT TO
INTERFERE IN OUR ELECTION. TO INTERFERE IN OUR ELECTION.
THERE IS NO QUESTION. THERE IS NO QUESTION. LETS NOT LOSE SIGHT OF THE FACT LETS NOT LOSE SIGHT OF THE FACT IT WAS THE PREVIOUS IT WAS THE PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION THAT LET THAT ADMINISTRATION THAT LET THAT HAPPEN. HAPPEN.>>SO WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?>>SO WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO? WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO NOW? WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO NOW? IS THE PRESIDENT GOING TO IS THE PRESIDENT GOING TO CONDEMN FOREIGN INTERFERENCE? CONDEMN FOREIGN INTERFERENCE? IS HE GOING TO MAKE SURE HIS OWN
CAMPAIGN DOESNT PARTICIPATE INWN CAMPAIGN DOESNT PARTICIPATE IN
THIS? THIS?>>HES BEEN DOING IT FOR TWO>>HES BEEN DOING IT FOR TWO YEARS. YEARS. ALREADY BEEN WORKING WITH THE ALREADY BEEN WORKING WITH THE STATES TO MAKE SURE THAT DOESNT STATES TO MAKE SURE THAT DOESNT HAPPEN AGAIN. HAPPEN AGAIN. OUR DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, OUR OUR DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, OUR DHS, HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH DHS, HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH STATES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO STATES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO MAKE SURE THAT NO FOREIGN MAKE SURE THAT NO FOREIGN GOVERNMENT, RUSSIA OR ANYBODY, GOVERNMENT, RUSSIA OR ANYBODY, HAS THE ABILITY TO DO WHAT IN HAS THE ABILITY TO DO WHAT IN 2020 WHAT THEY DID IN 2016.
I JUST WISH PEOPLE, YOU KNOW, I JUST WISH PEOPLE, YOU KNOW,
TRIED TO LAY SOME OF THE BLAME TRIED TO LAY SOME OF THE BLAME
WHERE IT BELONGS IN THE PREVIOUS WHERE IT BELONGS IN THE PREVIOUS
ADMINISTRATION FOR LETTING IT ADMINISTRATION FOR LETTING IT
HAPPEN IN THE FIRST PLACE. HAPPEN IN THE FIRST PLACE.
>>ARE YOU CONFIDENT IT WAS>>ARE YOU CONFIDENT IT WAS
NOBODY IN THE WHITE HOUSE OR A NOBODY IN THE WHITE HOUSE OR A WHITE HOUSE ADVANCED PERSON THAT WHITE HOUSE ADVANCED PERSON THAT MADE THE REQUEST TO THE NAVY TO MADE THE REQUEST TO THE NAVY TO COVER UP THE “USS JOHN McCAIN.” COVER UP THE “USS JOHN McCAIN.”>>NO, I ABSOLUTELY BELIEVE IT>>NO, I ABSOLUTELY BELIEVE IT WAS SOMEBODY ON THE ADVANCED WAS SOMEBODY ON THE ADVANCED TEAM. TEAM.>>ARE THERE ANY CONSEQUENCES TO
THIS?E THERE ANY CONSEQUENCES TO THIS?>>IT IS HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE.>>IT IS HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE. YOU KNOW THIS. YOU KNOW THIS. THE FACT SOME 23 OR 24-YEAR-OLD
PERSON WENT TO THAT AND SAID,LD PERSON WENT TO THAT AND SAID,
OH, MY GOODNESS, CAN SOMEBODY OH, MY GOODNESS, CAN SOMEBODY LOOK INTO MOVING IT? LOOK INTO MOVING IT? THATS NOT AN UNREASONABLE THING THATS NOT AN UNREASONABLE THING TO ASK? TO ASK?>>ITS NOT?>>ITS NOT? A U.S. NAVY SHIP THAT WERE A U.S. NAVY SHIP THAT WERE WORRIED THE PRESIDENT OF THE
UNITED STATES, IT MIGHT GET SET UNITED STATES, IT MIGHT GET SET
OFF BECAUSE A SHIP THAT WAS OFF BECAUSE A SHIP THAT WAS NAMED FOR JOHN McCAINS NAMED FOR JOHN McCAINS GRANDFATHER FIRST. GRANDFATHER FIRST.>>YES, I KNOW.>>YES, I KNOW.>>AND THEN FATHER.>>AND THEN FATHER.>>WE GET THAT, BUT YOURE THE>>WE GET THAT, BUT YOURE THE THIRD OR FOURTH JOURNALIST WHO
HAS ASKED ME, IS SOMEONE GOING HAS ASKED ME, IS SOMEONE GOING
TO GET FIRED FOR THIS? TO GET FIRED FOR THIS?
NO. NO.
THE PERSON WAS WELL MEANING. THE PERSON WAS WELL MEANING.>>THEYRE WELL KNOWN THROUGHOUT>>THEYRE WELL KNOWN THROUGHOUT THE OFFICE AND THROUGH THE
MEDIA.FICE AND THROUGH THE MEDIA. BUT TO THINK YOU ARE GOING TO
GET FIRED OVER THIS IS SILLY. GET FIRED OVER THIS IS SILLY.
CHUCK IS FIGHTING WITH SO AND CHUCK IS FIGHTING WITH SO AND SO. SO. LETS NOT SIT THEM TOGETHER AT A LETS NOT SIT THEM TOGETHER AT A MEETING. MEETING. IS THAT A FIREABLE OFFENSE?
>>THATS NOT WHAT YOURENSE?>>THATS NOT WHAT YOURE
ASKING. ASKING. THIS HAPPENED HERE.
>>THIS HAS NOW GOTTEN STUCK AND>>THIS HAS NOW GOTTEN STUCK AND
IT IS JUST OUTRAGEOUS. IT IS JUST OUTRAGEOUS.
>>I LIKE ASKING THIS AT THE>>I LIKE ASKING THIS AT THE
END. END. ARE YOU ACTING STILL?
>>I AM.ACTING STILL?>>I AM.
>>ARE YOU STILL THE ACTING –>>ARE YOU STILL THE ACTING — ARE YOU NOT OMB DIRECTOR OR
COULD YOU BE WITHOUT –R OR COULD YOU BE WITHOUT —
>>MY OFFICIAL –>>MY OFFICIAL –>>THATS TWO DIFFERENT>>THATS TWO DIFFERENT QUESTIONS. QUESTIONS. I AM A SENATE CONFIRMED DIRECTOR I AM A SENATE CONFIRMED DIRECTOR STILL AND I AM IN MY ACTING
CAPACITY OF THE CHIEF OF STAFF CAPACITY OF THE CHIEF OF STAFF
FOR THE PRESIDENT OF UNITED FOR THE PRESIDENT OF UNITED
STATES. STATES.>>DO YOU EXPECT TO EVER GO BACK>>DO YOU EXPECT TO EVER GO BACK TO OMB?

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100 thoughts on “Full Mulvaney: ‘Things Have Gotten Much Better’ Under Trump Administration | Meet The Press”

  • Mark Davidson says:

    Things are much better? Hmm, massive deficit, longtime allies undercut, abandoned and attacked via trade wars, cozying up to Putin and Un, hapless and witless response to the border crisis, US credibility erased with the withdrawal of Iran treaty, NAFTA, TPP, and Paris accords. What is better for him is the toady castrato choir of GOP senators that is the thin yellow (the color of their fearful diarrhea) line keeping him in office.

  • Yes, laws against murder deter murder. I know. I have a list that would even give Arya Stark pause. Mulvaney would not like how high up he is on the list if he doesn't think we should have murder laws. Which also proves we need gun control.

    Tijuana is not anywhere near El Paso, TX and only a monumental moron doesn't know that.

    Since when does a junior staffer get to give direction to the US Navy? Not only should that junior staffer get fired he and everyone in the chain of command that allowed this to happen should be prosecuted. This was a waste of money and a criminal misuse of authority by every civilian involved. Every military officer involved obeyed a clearly illegal order. They should all spend a few years in prison considering that.

  • Israel is the collusion . john mccains dad covered up the USS Liberty attack by Israel june 8 , 1967 , john mc cain covered up gulf of tonkin and 9/11 inside jobs to war .fake wars fake news to them

  • Phillip Lopez says:

    Ya , lets make the gulf of mexico into a graveyard just like the mediterranean . Fear is the meat on the republikkkan table , and the contards gorge themselves . Be brave kneel to the helpless .

  • Tijuana isn't across the border from El Paso Texas, c'mon Mr. Mulvaney!!! There's a crisis at the border and you don't even know where????

  • 9:45 At this point, Chuck should be reminding Mulvaney that it was more complicated than "Obama did nothing to stop it." https://www.npr.org/2018/02/21/587614043/fact-check-why-didnt-obama-stop-russia-s-election-interference-in-2016

  • Why have any of them on? All they do is lie, lie, lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie

  • Mexico shall secure their southern border, because the USA is incapable of securing their own border.
    The rockets still could reach South Korea and Japan, but as long as they can't reach the white Christian people in the USA, the president is happy. Those yellow heretics are just potential collateral damage.

  • Corey Oldknow says:

    Democrates need more people dependent upon the government. Uneducated. Unskilled . They have no interest in these people well being . They are banking on new voters period. HELP people through Merit Immigration. It help USA. Not democrates

  • Cate Ellington says:

    It’s amazing the talent deficit that has taken place at NBC -when you look at Tim Russert -who used to anchor MTP and who always reminded those in power they worked for the American People, versus Chuck Todd …who is the epitome of lazy ‘can I shine your shoes sir’ journalism (what passes for journalism). At a time when America needs a 4th Estate with Deep rigor and no nonsense bravery like Russert provided -now more than ever.

  • Mulvaney sticks it to Trump by admitting it's ok to move the McCain and blames a 23 or a 24 year old for doing it.

  • Desperado5501 says:

    NOW THE ECONOMY IS GOING TO SUFFER CAUSE DEMOCRATS WONT FIX ANYTHING!!! RESIST THATS ALL THEY KNOW !!!!

  • Desperado5501 says:

    ILLEGAL ALIENS ARE POURING OVER THE BORDER!!! WAGES WILL NEVER GO UP WHEN THEY WORK FOR NOTHING!!! LMFAO

  • Lol see how forward In his seat chuck was? He is so into this shifting every time he thinks he asks a good question lol

  • Best i can figure is that if every gun owned or sold, have a low jack, pin/chipped/trigger, lock. Most currently, would have to be sleeved or modified. Future built in with auto lockout when in unauthorized zoning. Law enforcement could hand out the awarded grant sum gift for willful invite and compliance, by block Grants. What test areas to start in spot treatments? 911 call maybe to unlock in emergencies?
    Each Country is accountable for the boarders. And no open media in North Korea is not helpful for insight. Yet, South Korea needs military help in a sunk ship accident in high current waters. Work,work, work, lol.
    Let Anchors run mouths uncontrollably and they become targets. US nor Russian can't control all entities. Anchor, needs a bit.
    Would be useful to fix the small c on ship and lower to line placement. Hey, Trump was smart to tempt further interference with taunt at the peak of investigation (that is the point).

  • Tobias Forge says:

    There is no such thing as a silencer … only a sound suppressor. Which does absolutely nothing except protect the ears of shooters. Chuck Todd should learn a thing or two about guns before forming an OPINION about them.

  • Evelyn Shannon says:

    We need to pressure Central America. Why doesn't the president ho to the source. It's getting really bad. I live in El Paso tx. What a huge burden on nm and tx. We're going to go broke

  • Prepare for an ultimate libertarian president take over in 2020 in 50 states in Tennessee Kentucky Ohio Georgia Virginia California org-eon Washington Missouri north-south Carolina north-south Dakota Nevada Alaska Hawaii Illinois and historic 45 state sweep a super clean sweep libertarian president aka democrat-republican.💜SPREAD LOVE💜 WITH ADAM KOKESH FOR 2020!

  • Elle Krimowa says:

    BS..from trump Enablers..SHAME…on Mulvaney..Let us hope Mulvaney's legacy will show his support of a corrupt presidency. Again Shame on silent Enablers..GOP, barr, rosenstein etc. etc. Mulvaney is BSing

  • what a liar. thank God we are still operating under the Obama economic recovery plan of 2009. I say this because trump has tried his damdest to hurt this economy. the Obama recovery has such a SOLID footing of steady and smart growth, it just keeps chugging forward. trump is having trouble doing his damage, but give him long enough and enough stupidity, true economic damage he will do. he must be a 1 term loser or we are severely screwed.

  • The reason is the Democrats not giving you more money because you are not to be trusted with it and u might not use it for that reason

  • 88Gibson LesPaul says:

    Never trust a word these Trump enablers say. Never. The country could have just been nuked and they'd say the same thing and it's always lies.

  • two years, four trillion more debt, hate crimes & gun violence at crisis levels. yeah , trump is a wonder!

  • Stop legitimizing Liars !… Stop putting liars on your show… Unless you intend on Calling them on their BS. Mr. Mulvaney is a Supplicant. A Lemming in a suit and tie. Chuck needs to Start holding peoples feet to the fire when they get them in front of a camera.

  • Marisela Montes says:

    Mulvaney blames Obama administrations for Russia attack. When President Obama put santions on Russia trump did everything possible to remove them. Now he says teump working with the States concerning russia attacks that's like telling people to learn how to swim when the storm is coming. The question should be " Why is trump a russia tea bagger?"

  • altitude illume says:

    #SOUTHKKKAROLINAtraitors #TREASONWITHINsc #SCattackedUNITEDstates. recall?
    medieval kingdom's MAKE, CREATE, divided uneducated rubes, angry = SOUTH KKKAROLINA = AGAINST R.E. LEE's ORDER'S, S.C. STARTED CIVIL WAR:" FASCISMkkkarolina + graham #PREJUDGEDblaseyFORD for #KAVENAUGHRAPES + putin's GOWDY now undercover, like ryan+. corrupted TINY STATE FAMILY GOVERNED S.C. = worst state culture of governance in america, even sheepy pussygrabn-boss-preacher culture's of georgia & texas follow.

  • It is the same with everybody in that gang… lying as would their life depend on that.
    Mulvaney is no difference.

  • Things have gotten better for Trump because he now rides in a motorcade. I take a bus that's shittier now than it was yesterday. Yea, it's real easy for the henchmen to make that claim.

  • Constituent A says:

    I checked Border Patrol's website. A thousand people at Tijuana? Nope, didn't happen. Try 116 people at Del Rio, Texas. Mulvaney's full of crap!

  • Summer Sailing says:

    The same of the same! With main stream news, "the QUESTION is more important than the ANSWERS!" The next question is almost asked before the answer to previous question is given or time for viewer to digest it!!!

  • Boyd Gilbreath says:

    No Republicans, No Democrats, just paid flunkies of the kleptocracy. Liars and criminals all. Americans dumbed down, media sold out. Trump administration has only stolen money from the country and the people.

  • "gun laws can't fix everything"
    so true.
    the problem is that conservatism is a violent and deadly mental illness.
    eliminate the conservative and violent and deadly mental illness disappears.

  • In any country with decent moral values and an independent judiciary Mulvaney would be under investigation for (among other things) conflict of interest and corruption.

  • You guys are ripping this administration apart for putting AMERICA FIRST. The wall would work! We need a physical barrier on the southern border. It's not unpatriotic to want to protect our border.

  • If you had asked him who was at fault for Russian meddling not being stopped before the 2016 election, then "Obama did it!" would have been an OK (but not wholly accurate) answer. Your question about the current President accepting that they did, and asking what he's going to do about it, was not a question where "Obama Obama Obama" is an answer. Holy Spaghetti do all the White House staff only have 1 answer to every question? And frankly, about a group of 1000 immigrants all hitting the border at once…video would prove it, reports would prove it, but it sounds like just more made up BS from the Forever Trumpers

  • How to further private dumps administration, just repeat their words over and over again. Gosh, you would think that people with media background would know that only what has been repeated will hang, not the rebuttal. God idiots.

  • Acting Chief of Staff Mulvaney. Better than six months Mick. When will you realize that your blind loyalty in pursuit of a permanent appointment to CoS makes you look like a complete chump?

    How about the Office of Management and Budget…that you're supposed to head? CoS is more than a full-time job. Either go back to OMB or quit the administration all together. You're enabling 45 at great personal expense and it ain't worth it. Are you really that desperate?

    On tariffs as an "incentive" to enlist Mexico's support in addressing our immigration issue, once again, your blind loyalty clouds your judgement while gutting your morality and ethics. You acknowledge that trade and immigration shouldn't be linked, yet 45 has done exactly that!

    Mexico securing their southern border is their responsibility. Securing our southern border is ours.

    Using your logic, Mexico should penalize Guatemala for not doing enough to help secure Mexico's southern border. Then Guatemala should penalize El Salvador and Honduras.

    While this administration remains fixated in a "brown invasion", demanding funding for walls, etc., they ignore the root cause. Even going so far in the opposite direction that they withhold funding to the very countries from which the bulk of immigrants originate. Funding specifically designed to address the issues prompting families to leave their homes in search of security and opportunity.

    Skipping over the rest of the rhetoric to address the real outrage, your attempt to defend the indefensible is sickening. Regardless of who, or at what level, the request was made to move a ship named for three generations of distinguished military leaders, that act was simply wrong. Moreover, it was wrong for 45 to not take full responsibility for the incident. We know that he's not a great leader, so we shouldn't expect that he'll act like one. Just the same, true leaders adhere to the premise that "the buck stops here" [with them].

    DJT sets the tone that motivates others to even contemplate the unthinkable. Simply disgusting.

  • There is a border crisis. Just watch the NBC video……..Chuck is acting like there isn't a crisis.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfWRDWYvMjo

  • I really like this show because it seems to not be biased.. yet, the wording seems to be a little off.. for example… the Mexican Government, should be addressed as "The Mexican Government" not as the Mexicans… The Mexicans would be just a group of people who is just a group of people and not the government ..

  • Mister Grizz says:

    NO ONE HAS ANSWERED MY QUESTIONS .. WHERE DID THE PEOPLE GET THE MONEY TO TRAVEL THOUSANDS OF MILES ON FOOT TO OUR BOARDER AND WHY DID IT HAPPEN SO CLOSE TO THE MID-TERM ELECTION? STUFF LIKE A PLANNED WALK LASTING A MONTH OR MORE IS MOST DEFINITELY PLANNED!

  • Craig Rosier says:

    Machiavellian Mulvaney squirms around the facts like a millipede. "The administration is not to blame, its the Democrats" is his position on every failure, and let's face it, they only have failures. God save America (from the Trump administration).

  • Mister Grizz says:

    CONGRESS HAS PASS SEVERAL BILLS TO DEAL WITH IMMIGRATION BUT TRICKY MITCH HAS STOPPED THEM OUT OF LOVE FOR TRUMP AND HATE FOR THE DARKER ETHNIC GROUPS. DID YOU KNOW TRUMP WAS A SLAVER?

  • kcnumba onehb says:

    11:16 it’s outrageous that something like seeing John McCains’ name will set 45 off!!! Who tf cares!!!

  • chase schneier says:

    Outrageous to compare what was attempted with the Navy ship to an argument between NBC employees… spoken by another person who didn’t serve, like president heel spur. I’ll bet he knew about it from the beginning because there is such fear in the White House for doing anything wrong that it had to be cleared by the upper management. So he would have to fire himself. He is such a double talker like his boss… and to quote the NYT when they constantly claim it’s fake news… until it prints something Trump can use, thats rich. Frauds and grifters all!

  • Just another white American Irishman Nationalist with no military experience… or true patriotism ..like his treasonous President Trump… the Anglo/Saxon white European CRUSADE TO RETAIN POWER AND OPPRESSION OVER THE MASSES. …PILLAGE AND PLUNDER … PUTIN , XI . TRUMP… TRUMP IS A COWARD FROM A BLOOD LINE OF COWARDS .. HIS SONS ALSO …USMC/RECON/RET.

  • Alison Campbell says:

    Laws may not fix everything but compare the US to the UK or Australia where guns are controlled. Compare gun deaths…no comparison so it must work somehow.

  • Why not hire Canadian mercenaries to guard our southern border. That would help the starving Canadians get employment benefits. 😉

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