Trump Rattled: Staff, Fed Chair, Fox News Conspiring Against Me | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

Trump Rattled: Staff, Fed Chair, Fox News Conspiring Against Me | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC


LATER WE’RE JOINED BY THE IOWA TEACHER MAKING HEADLINES FOR TEACHER MAKING HEADLINES FOR CONFRONTING HER REPUBLICAN CONFRONTING HER REPUBLICAN SENATOR ABOUT GUN CONTROL. SENATOR ABOUT GUN CONTROL. WE BEGIN TONIGHT WITH DONALD WE BEGIN TONIGHT WITH DONALD TRUMP LASHING OUT INSISTING THAT TRUMP LASHING OUT INSISTING THAT WARNINGS OF A POTENTIAL WARNINGS OF A POTENTIAL RECESSION ARE PART OF SOME SORT RECESSION ARE PART OF SOME SORT OF CONSPIRACY TO HURT HIM OF CONSPIRACY TO HURT HIM PERSONALLY. PERSONALLY. NOW, WE KNOW TRUMP STRUGGLES TO NOW, WE KNOW TRUMP STRUGGLES TO TELL THE TRUTH. TELL THE TRUTH. THIS STORY SHOWS HOW HE MAY THIS STORY SHOWS HOW HE MAY ASSUME OTHERS ARE AUTOMATICALLY ASSUME OTHERS ARE AUTOMATICALLY TAKING THE SAME TACK. TAKING THE SAME TACK. HE TREATS EVERYTHING AS A KIND HE TREATS EVERYTHING AS A KIND OF GAME OR CON RATHER THAN OF GAME OR CON RATHER THAN ACKNOWLEDGING SOME OBJECTIVE ACKNOWLEDGING SOME OBJECTIVE REALITY. REALITY. AND THAT HELPS UNDERSTAND THESE AND THAT HELPS UNDERSTAND THESE HEADLINES. HEADLINES. TRUMP NOW AGITATED ABOUT TRUMP NOW AGITATED ABOUT ANYTHING GOING ON WHEN HE ANYTHING GOING ON WHEN HE DISCUSSES THE ECONOMY AND DARKLY DISCUSSES THE ECONOMY AND DARKLY SUGGESTING WARNINGS ABOUT A SUGGESTING WARNINGS ABOUT A POSSIBLE RECESSION STEM FROM POSSIBLE RECESSION STEM FROM CRITICS TRYING TO TAKE AWAY WHAT CRITICS TRYING TO TAKE AWAY WHAT HE SEES AS HIS CALLING CARD FOR HE SEES AS HIS CALLING CARD FOR REELECTION, ACCORDING TO “THE REELECTION, ACCORDING TO “THE NEW YORK TIMES” REPORTING. NEW YORK TIMES” REPORTING. SO WHO ARE THESE CRITICS? SO WHO ARE THESE CRITICS? IT’S A CONSPIRACY THEORY SO, IT’S A CONSPIRACY THEORY SO, REMEMBER, IT DOESN’T HAVE TO REMEMBER, IT DOESN’T HAVE TO MAKE A LOT OF SENSE. MAKE A LOT OF SENSE. DONALD TRUMP BLAMING PEOPLE HE DONALD TRUMP BLAMING PEOPLE HE HIRED. HIRED. LIKE HIS OWN HAND PICKED FED LIKE HIS OWN HAND PICKED FED CHAIR, INTENTIONALLY ACTING CHAIR, INTENTIONALLY ACTING AGAINST HIM. AGAINST HIM. AND U.S. ALLIES. AND U.S. ALLIES. A WEIRD ARGUMENT SINCE MANY HAVE A WEIRD ARGUMENT SINCE MANY HAVE THEIR FORTUNATES PINNED TO OUR THEIR FORTUNATES PINNED TO OUR ECONOMY. ECONOMY. AND THERE IS THE IDEA THE MEDIA AND THERE IS THE IDEA THE MEDIA IS TRYING TO CREATE A RECESSION. IS TRYING TO CREATE A RECESSION. ALL OF THIS IS THE BACKDROP FOR ALL OF THIS IS THE BACKDROP FOR THESE COMMENTS. THESE COMMENTS.>>ARE YOU DOING ANY PLANNING OR>>ARE YOU DOING ANY PLANNING OR ARE YOU GOING TO BE DIRECTING ARE YOU GOING TO BE DIRECTING YOUR ADMINISTRATION TO PLAN FOR YOUR ADMINISTRATION TO PLAN FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF A RECESSION? THE POSSIBILITY OF A RECESSION?>>I DON’T SEE A RECESSION.>>I DON’T SEE A RECESSION.>>BUT A LOT OF ECONOMISTS SAY>>BUT A LOT OF ECONOMISTS SAY YOU SHOULD BE REPAIRING FOR A YOU SHOULD BE REPAIRING FOR A RECESSION. RECESSION. NO PRESIDENT IS IMMUNE TO A NO PRESIDENT IS IMMUNE TO A RECESSION AND THAT IS NOW — FOR RECESSION AND THAT IS NOW — FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO BE DOING THE GOVERNMENT TO BE DOING SOMETHING — SOMETHING –>>HONESTLY I’M PREPARED FOR>>HONESTLY I’M PREPARED FOR EVERYTHING. EVERYTHING. I DON’T THINK WE’RE HAVING A I DON’T THINK WE’RE HAVING A RECESSION. RECESSION. WE’RE DOING TREMENDOUSLY WELL. WE’RE DOING TREMENDOUSLY WELL. MOST ECONOMISTS, PHIL, SAY WE’RE MOST ECONOMISTS, PHIL, SAY WE’RE NOT GOING TO HAVE A RECESSION. NOT GOING TO HAVE A RECESSION.>>NO RECESSION, NO PLANNING FOR>>NO RECESSION, NO PLANNING FOR RECESSION, DON’T EVEN TALK ABOUT RECESSION, DON’T EVEN TALK ABOUT IT. IT. YOU KNOW, LOOKING AT THIS TODAY, YOU KNOW, LOOKING AT THIS TODAY, THERE ARE SOME THINGS IN LIFE THERE ARE SOME THINGS IN LIFE THAT ARE MORE LIKELY TO HAPPEN THAT ARE MORE LIKELY TO HAPPEN IF YOU DO TALK AND THINK ABOUT IF YOU DO TALK AND THINK ABOUT THEM TOO MUCH. THEM TOO MUCH. LIKE GOING TO A KITCHEN, GOING LIKE GOING TO A KITCHEN, GOING TO MAYBE YOUR KITCHEN TO GET A TO MAYBE YOUR KITCHEN TO GET A SNACK RIGHT NOW. SNACK RIGHT NOW. I BET IF YOU KEEP THINKING ABOUT I BET IF YOU KEEP THINKING ABOUT IT AND IMAGINING IT OR TALKING IT AND IMAGINING IT OR TALKING ABOUT IT, YOU MIGHT FIND ABOUT IT, YOU MIGHT FIND YOURSELF GETTING UP, LETTING THE YOURSELF GETTING UP, LETTING THE NEWSCAST PLAY IN THE BACKGROUND, NEWSCAST PLAY IN THE BACKGROUND, AND GRABBING THAT SNACK THAT AND GRABBING THAT SNACK THAT YOU’VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT. YOU’VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT. BUT A MACROECONOMIC RECESSION IS BUT A MACROECONOMIC RECESSION IS NOT LIKE GETTING A SNACK. NOT LIKE GETTING A SNACK. NO SINGLE PERSON INCREASES ITS NO SINGLE PERSON INCREASES ITS LIKELIHOOD BY TALKING ABOUT IT. LIKELIHOOD BY TALKING ABOUT IT. NOT EVEN THE PRESIDENT. NOT EVEN THE PRESIDENT. SO AVOIDING TALKING ABOUT IT IN SO AVOIDING TALKING ABOUT IT IN THE HOPES THAT IT WILL GO AWAY, THE HOPES THAT IT WILL GO AWAY, AND THEN AVOIDING ANY PLANNING AND THEN AVOIDING ANY PLANNING ABOUT IT, THAT’S INEFFECTIVE AND ABOUT IT, THAT’S INEFFECTIVE AND PRETTY SHORT SIGHTED FOR THE PRETTY SHORT SIGHTED FOR THE U.S. GOVERNMENT. U.S. GOVERNMENT. AS FOR TRUMP’S CLAIM THAT YOU AS FOR TRUMP’S CLAIM THAT YOU JUST HEARD THERE, THAT JUST HEARD THERE, THAT ECONOMISTS DON’T EXPECT A ECONOMISTS DON’T EXPECT A RECESSION? RECESSION? WELL, ONE OUT OF FOUR DON’T. WELL, ONE OUT OF FOUR DON’T. THE OTHER 74% OF ECONOMISTS ARE THE OTHER 74% OF ECONOMISTS ARE NOW EXPECTING A RECESSION BY THE NOW EXPECTING A RECESSION BY THE END OF 2021 IN A NEW SURVEY OUT END OF 2021 IN A NEW SURVEY OUT TODAY. TODAY. TRUMP ALSO IN DENIAL ABOUT OTHER TRUMP ALSO IN DENIAL ABOUT OTHER DATA, THIS TIME A FOX NEWS POLL DATA, THIS TIME A FOX NEWS POLL THAT SHOWED HIM TRAILING HIS THAT SHOWED HIM TRAILING HIS CHALLENGERS. CHALLENGERS.>>FOX HAS CHANGED, AND MY WORST>>FOX HAS CHANGED, AND MY WORST POLLS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN FROM FOX. POLLS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN FROM FOX. THERE’S SOMETHING GOING ON AT THERE’S SOMETHING GOING ON AT FOX, I’LL TELL YOU RIGHT NOW, FOX, I’LL TELL YOU RIGHT NOW, AND I’M NOT HAPPY WITH IT. AND I’M NOT HAPPY WITH IT.>>THE FOX POLL, THEY HAVE YOU>>THE FOX POLL, THEY HAVE YOU UNDER WARREN — UNDER WARREN –>>I DON’T BELIEVE IT.>>I DON’T BELIEVE IT. I DON’T BELIEVE IT. I DON’T BELIEVE IT.>>OKAY, HE DOESN’T BELIEVE IT.>>OKAY, HE DOESN’T BELIEVE IT. YOU KNOW, THE PEOPLE WHO KNOW YOU KNOW, THE PEOPLE WHO KNOW DONALD TRUMP BEST DESCRIBE HIM DONALD TRUMP BEST DESCRIBE HIM AS A CON MAN. AS A CON MAN. THAT INCLUDES EVERYONE RANGING THAT INCLUDES EVERYONE RANGING FROM THE CURRENTLY INCARCERATED FROM THE CURRENTLY INCARCERATED FORMER LAWYER, MICHAEL COHEN, TO FORMER LAWYER, MICHAEL COHEN, TO HIS FORMER REALITY SHOW HIS FORMER REALITY SHOW COLLEAGUE WHICH HE BROUGHT COLLEAGUE WHICH HE BROUGHT FAMOUSLY TO THE WHITE HOUSE, FAMOUSLY TO THE WHITE HOUSE, OMAROSA, TO HIS FORMER OMAROSA, TO HIS FORMER COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR ANTHONY COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR ANTHONY SCARAMUCCI WITH MORE ON TRUMP’S SCARAMUCCI WITH MORE ON TRUMP’S DEFEAT. DEFEAT. I HAVE MORE ON THAT SHORTLY. I HAVE MORE ON THAT SHORTLY. HE’S DENYING HIS OWN TEAMMATES. HE’S DENYING HIS OWN TEAMMATES. HE’S USED TO MAKING EVERYTHING HE’S USED TO MAKING EVERYTHING UP. UP. WHEN YOU SEE IT TAKEN TOGETHER, WHEN YOU SEE IT TAKEN TOGETHER, HE MAY NOT EVEN UNDERSTAND THAT HE MAY NOT EVEN UNDERSTAND THAT THERE ARE OTHER PEOPLE, THERE ARE OTHER PEOPLE, INCLUDING IN HIS OWN GOVERNMENT, INCLUDING IN HIS OWN GOVERNMENT, WHO ACTUALLY WORK OFF THE WHO ACTUALLY WORK OFF THE EVIDENCE. EVIDENCE. JUST BECAUSE SOMETHING LOOKS BAD JUST BECAUSE SOMETHING LOOKS BAD FOR HIM DOESN’T AMOEBA IT’SMEAN FOR HIM DOESN’T AMOEBA IT’SMEAN A FAKE. A FAKE. JUST BECAUSE IT LOOKS GOOD FOR JUST BECAUSE IT LOOKS GOOD FOR HIM DOESN’T MEAN IT’S TRUE. HIM DOESN’T MEAN IT’S TRUE. TAKE THAT ALLEGEDLY LARGE UNION TAKE THAT ALLEGEDLY LARGE UNION CROWD AT TRUMP’S SPEECH IN CROWD AT TRUMP’S SPEECH IN PENNSYLVANIA. PENNSYLVANIA. IT LOOKED GOOD, IT WAS TOUTED. IT LOOKED GOOD, IT WAS TOUTED. NEW REPORTS SHOWING THOSE NEW REPORTS SHOWING THOSE WORKERS WERE EFFECTIVELY PAID TO WORKERS WERE EFFECTIVELY PAID TO BE THERE. BE THERE. THEY HAD TO GO TO THE SPEECH OR THEY HAD TO GO TO THE SPEECH OR THEY WOULD HAVE LOST PART OF THEY WOULD HAVE LOST PART OF THEIR PAYCHECK, WHICH IS THEIR PAYCHECK, WHICH IS ACTUALLY AN ECHO OF THE WAY ACTUALLY AN ECHO OF THE WAY TRUMP BUILT HIS VERY FIRST CROWD TRUMP BUILT HIS VERY FIRST CROWD AT TRUMP TOWER FOR THE CAMPAIGN, AT TRUMP TOWER FOR THE CAMPAIGN, PAYING ACTORS TO CHEER AND PAYING ACTORS TO CHEER AND IMPERSONATE SUPPORTERS. IMPERSONATE SUPPORTERS.>>>NOW, LET’S BE CLEAR.>>>NOW, LET’S BE CLEAR. PAYING ACTORS AT THAT FIRST PAYING ACTORS AT THAT FIRST RALLY WAS NOT A LONG-TERM PLAN. RALLY WAS NOT A LONG-TERM PLAN. IT WAS A CLASSIC FAKE IT TILL IT WAS A CLASSIC FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT. YOU MAKE IT. AND TRUMP DID MAKE IT FOR A AND TRUMP DID MAKE IT FOR A WHILE. WHILE. THERE WERE BIG CROWDS THAT THERE WERE BIG CROWDS THAT OBVIOUSLY WERE NOT PAID. OBVIOUSLY WERE NOT PAID. THERE WAS AN ELECTORAL COLLEGE THERE WAS AN ELECTORAL COLLEGE VICTORY EVEN THOUGH HE DREW LESS VICTORY EVEN THOUGH HE DREW LESS VOTES THAN CLINTON. VOTES THAN CLINTON. NOW TRUMP DENIES FACTUAL BAD NOW TRUMP DENIES FACTUAL BAD NEWS IS AND LEANS INTO FAKING NEWS IS AND LEANS INTO FAKING GOOD NEWS. GOOD NEWS. THE QUESTION IS WHETHER TIME IS THE QUESTION IS WHETHER TIME IS RUNNING OUT ON THIS STRATEGY AND RUNNING OUT ON THIS STRATEGY AND HOW A RECESSION COULD UPEND WHAT HOW A RECESSION COULD UPEND WHAT LOOKS TO BE HIS PRECARIOUS LOOKS TO BE HIS PRECARIOUS POLITICAL FOOTING. POLITICAL FOOTING. I’M JOINED TONIGHT BY DANIELLE I’M JOINED TONIGHT BY DANIELLE MOODY MILLS HOST OF SIRIUS XM MOODY MILLS HOST OF SIRIUS XM SHOW. SHOW. EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF NPR’S EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF NPR’S LATINO USA, AND RICK STING L, LATINO USA, AND RICK STING L, MANAGING EDITOR OF TIME MANAGING EDITOR OF TIME MAGAZINE. MAGAZINE. NICE TO HAVE YOU ALL HERE IN NEW NICE TO HAVE YOU ALL HERE IN NEW YORK TOGETHER ON A SUMMER NIGHT. YORK TOGETHER ON A SUMMER NIGHT.>>IT’S GREAT TO BE HERE.>>IT’S GREAT TO BE HERE.>>WONDERFUL.>>WONDERFUL.>>IT IS A PARTY.>>IT IS A PARTY. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE WAY WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE WAY DONALD TRUMP IS COPING? DONALD TRUMP IS COPING?>>HE’S COPING LIKE THE>>HE’S COPING LIKE THE COMPULSIVE LIAR THAT HE IS, COMPULSIVE LIAR THAT HE IS, WHICH IS DENY, DENY, DENY, WHICH IS DENY, DENY, DENY, ADVERTISE TORT, DISTORT, ADVERTISE TORT, DISTORT, DISTORT. DISTORT. THAT’S WHAT HE DOES. THAT’S WHAT HE DOES. SO HE SETS IT UP SO IF SOMETHING SO HE SETS IT UP SO IF SOMETHING DOES GO WRONG WITH THE ECONOMY, DOES GO WRONG WITH THE ECONOMY, IF WE DO GO INTO A RECESSION, IF WE DO GO INTO A RECESSION, HE’S GOING TO HAVE BLAMED CHINA. HE’S GOING TO HAVE BLAMED CHINA. HE WILL HAVE BLAMED HIS HE WILL HAVE BLAMED HIS HAND-PICKED FEDERAL RESERVE HAND-PICKED FEDERAL RESERVE CHAIRMAN. CHAIRMAN. IT WILL BE EVERYONE ELSE’S FAULT IT WILL BE EVERYONE ELSE’S FAULT BUT DONALD TRUMP’S. BUT DONALD TRUMP’S. THIS IS WHAT HE DID WITH THE THIS IS WHAT HE DID WITH THE ELECTION IN 2016. ELECTION IN 2016. HE TOLD US THAT THE ELECTION WAS HE TOLD US THAT THE ELECTION WAS GOING TO BE RIGGED IF HE DIDN’T GOING TO BE RIGGED IF HE DIDN’T WIN. WIN. HE SAID THAT THERE WERE MILLIONS HE SAID THAT THERE WERE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WHO WERE VOTING THAT OF PEOPLE WHO WERE VOTING THAT WERE NOT CITIZENS OF THE UNITED WERE NOT CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES, SO HE WAS LITERALLY STATES, SO HE WAS LITERALLY SETTING UP THE STAGE SO THAT IF, SETTING UP THE STAGE SO THAT IF, IN FACT, HE FAILED, THAT IT WAS IN FACT, HE FAILED, THAT IT WAS GOING TO BE ABOUT EVERYTHING GOING TO BE ABOUT EVERYTHING ELSE OTHER THAN THE FACT THAT ELSE OTHER THAN THE FACT THAT DONALD TRUMP IS ACTUALLY A DONALD TRUMP IS ACTUALLY A FAILURE. FAILURE.>>YOU MENTION THAT WHOLE>>YOU MENTION THAT WHOLE ATTEMPT TO NOT ONLY UNDERMINE ATTEMPT TO NOT ONLY UNDERMINE THE ECONOMIC REALITY, BUT THE THE ECONOMIC REALITY, BUT THE ACTUAL VOTING. ACTUAL VOTING. HE WAS BACK AT THAT. HE WAS BACK AT THAT. TAKE A LOOK. TAKE A LOOK.>>YOU HAVE A LOT OF VOTER>>YOU HAVE A LOT OF VOTER FRAUD. FRAUD. MANY, MANY PEOPLE VOTED THAT MANY, MANY PEOPLE VOTED THAT SHOULDN’T HAVE BEEN VOTED. SHOULDN’T HAVE BEEN VOTED. SOME PEOPLE VOTED MANY TIMES. SOME PEOPLE VOTED MANY TIMES. WHAT I’M SAYING IS WE NEED VOTER WHAT I’M SAYING IS WE NEED VOTER IDENTIFICATION. IDENTIFICATION. WE NEED VOTER I.D. WE NEED VOTER I.D.>>NOW, QUICK FACT CHECK BECAUSE>>NOW, QUICK FACT CHECK BECAUSE WE DON’T PLAY THAT STUFF WITHOUT WE DON’T PLAY THAT STUFF WITHOUT CONTEXT. CONTEXT. WE’LL SHOW YOU HERE. WE’LL SHOW YOU HERE. THE ACTUAL PERSON WHO RUNS THE THE ACTUAL PERSON WHO RUNS THE FEDERAL ELECTION COMMITTEE CHAIR FEDERAL ELECTION COMMITTEE CHAIR SAYS ABSOLUTELY NO EVIDENCE SAYS ABSOLUTELY NO EVIDENCE WHATSOEVER. WHATSOEVER. AND WE KNOW THAT. AND WE KNOW THAT. SO WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO SEE THIS SO WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO SEE THIS AND THIS PERIOD WHERE DONALD AND THIS PERIOD WHERE DONALD TRUMP IS SORT OF — AS FAR AS TRUMP IS SORT OF — AS FAR AS HE’S CONCERNED, HE’S POST HE’S CONCERNED, HE’S POST MUELLER. MUELLER. HE’S UNBRIDLED IN A CERTAIN WAY. HE’S UNBRIDLED IN A CERTAIN WAY. AND WHAT WE’RE SEEING IN THESE AND WHAT WE’RE SEEING IN THESE SORT OF MONTHS IS ANTI-REALITY SORT OF MONTHS IS ANTI-REALITY OR ANTI-MINORITY IN THE WAY HE’S OR ANTI-MINORITY IN THE WAY HE’S BEEN ORGANIZING POLITICALLY. BEEN ORGANIZING POLITICALLY.>>AND ALSO THE IDEA THAT WE SET>>AND ALSO THE IDEA THAT WE SET UP A COMPLETE AND TOTAL UP A COMPLETE AND TOTAL GASLIGHT, RIGHT? GASLIGHT, RIGHT? ONE OF THE PEOPLE — ONE OF THE ONE OF THE PEOPLE — ONE OF THE SHOOTERS, HIS MANIFESTO IN EL SHOOTERS, HIS MANIFESTO IN EL PASO SAID, INVASION, INVASION, PASO SAID, INVASION, INVASION, INVASION OVER AND OVER AGAIN. INVASION OVER AND OVER AGAIN. SO DONALD TRUMP FEEDS THIS SO DONALD TRUMP FEEDS THIS NARRATIVE. NARRATIVE. AND HE’S TELLING PEOPLE, THEY’RE AND HE’S TELLING PEOPLE, THEY’RE COMING TO VOTE ILLEGALLY. COMING TO VOTE ILLEGALLY. SO WHEN WE SEE LINES WRAPPED SO WHEN WE SEE LINES WRAPPED AROUND POLLING STATIONS OF BLACK AROUND POLLING STATIONS OF BLACK AND BROWN PEOPLE, OH, THEY MUST AND BROWN PEOPLE, OH, THEY MUST BE UP TO SOMETHING NEFARIOUS, BE UP TO SOMETHING NEFARIOUS, RIGHT? RIGHT? AND SO IT’S THIS IDEA THAT AS AND SO IT’S THIS IDEA THAT AS LONG AS HE CAN SET THE STAGE LONG AS HE CAN SET THE STAGE LIKE HE DID AT SHELL, THE LIKE HE DID AT SHELL, THE PICTURE LOOKS GOOD. PICTURE LOOKS GOOD. WE THEN ARE LEFT ON THE DEFENSE WE THEN ARE LEFT ON THE DEFENSE TO TELL THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THAT TO TELL THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THAT THE PICTURE IS A LIE, BUT THE THE PICTURE IS A LIE, BUT THE PICTURE IS ALREADY SNAPPED. PICTURE IS ALREADY SNAPPED.>>SO WHAT’S REALLY CRAZY –>>SO WHAT’S REALLY CRAZY — BECAUSE I WANT TO TALK A LITTLE BECAUSE I WANT TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE UNION THING AS BIT ABOUT THE UNION THING AS WELL AS THIS NOTION THAT PEOPLE WELL AS THIS NOTION THAT PEOPLE LIKE ME WHO ARE NOT BORN IN THIS LIKE ME WHO ARE NOT BORN IN THIS COUNTRY AND WHO MAY BE NOT HERE COUNTRY AND WHO MAY BE NOT HERE WITH PAPERS, OR WITH A GREEN WITH PAPERS, OR WITH A GREEN CARD, WOULD BE RUSHING TO GO CARD, WOULD BE RUSHING TO GO VOTE. VOTE. YOU KNOW, RIGHT NOW IF YOU TALK YOU KNOW, RIGHT NOW IF YOU TALK TO ANY IMMIGRANT RIGHT NOW, WHAT TO ANY IMMIGRANT RIGHT NOW, WHAT THEY’RE NOT THINKING ABOUT IS THEY’RE NOT THINKING ABOUT IS OUTWARDLY DOING ANYTHING THAT OUTWARDLY DOING ANYTHING THAT COULD BE PERCEIVED TO BE IN ANY COULD BE PERCEIVED TO BE IN ANY WAY ILLEGAL. WAY ILLEGAL. SO THERE’S JUST THIS NOTION — SO THERE’S JUST THIS NOTION — AGAIN, HE HAS PAINTED US NOW AS AGAIN, HE HAS PAINTED US NOW AS IMMIGRANTS WHO ARE COMING HERE IMMIGRANTS WHO ARE COMING HERE CROSSING ILLEGALLY, THAT WE’RE CROSSING ILLEGALLY, THAT WE’RE TAKING OVER, AND NOW WE’RE GOING TAKING OVER, AND NOW WE’RE GOING TO TAKE OVER THE POLLS. TO TAKE OVER THE POLLS. AND THE POLLING BOOTH. AND THE POLLING BOOTH. SO NOW WE’RE GOING TO BE SHOT SO NOW WE’RE GOING TO BE SHOT BECAUSE WE’RE ATTEMPTING TO VOTE BECAUSE WE’RE ATTEMPTING TO VOTE AND THEY’RE GOING TO SEE US AS AND THEY’RE GOING TO SEE US AS INVADERS. INVADERS. AND THE OTHER THING IS THAT’S AND THE OTHER THING IS THAT’S REALLY CRAZY, ARI, TALKING ABOUT REALLY CRAZY, ARI, TALKING ABOUT THE UNION WORKERS WHO WERE PAID THE UNION WORKERS WHO WERE PAID TO SHOW UP, THIS WAS LIKE — TO SHOW UP, THIS WAS LIKE — WHEN I WAS GROWING UP AND WE WHEN I WAS GROWING UP AND WE WOULD GO TO MEXICO, THIS IS WHAT WOULD GO TO MEXICO, THIS IS WHAT WE HEARD WAS HAPPENING DURING WE HEARD WAS HAPPENING DURING THE — WHICH WAS IN POWER FOR 70 THE — WHICH WAS IN POWER FOR 70 SOMETHING YEARS IN MEXICO. SOMETHING YEARS IN MEXICO. IT WAS LIKE AN AUTOCRATIC IT WAS LIKE AN AUTOCRATIC CORRUPT RE JEAN. CORRUPT RE JEAN. WE WOULD HEAR, NO, WHAT THEY DO WE WOULD HEAR, NO, WHAT THEY DO IS PAY ALL THE PEOPLE TO COME IS PAY ALL THE PEOPLE TO COME OUT. OUT. I GREW UP HEARING THIS. I GREW UP HEARING THIS. AND JUST THINKING, LIKE, THAT AND JUST THINKING, LIKE, THAT WOULD NEVER HAPPEN IN THE UNITED WOULD NEVER HAPPEN IN THE UNITED STATES. STATES. AND AT THIS POINT WHAT WE KNOW AND AT THIS POINT WHAT WE KNOW NOW IS THAT THOSE WORKERS NOW IS THAT THOSE WORKERS BASICALLY HAD TO SHOW UP IN BASICALLY HAD TO SHOW UP IN ORDER TO GET PAID TO MAKE THEIR ORDER TO GET PAID TO MAKE THEIR BILLS WHETHER OR NOT THEY LIKED BILLS WHETHER OR NOT THEY LIKED TRUMP OR NOT. TRUMP OR NOT. WHAT IS HAPPENING TO OUR COUNTRY WHAT IS HAPPENING TO OUR COUNTRY THAT SOMEHOW THIS IS LIKE — AND THAT SOMEHOW THIS IS LIKE — AND IT’S OKAY, YOU KNOW. IT’S OKAY, YOU KNOW.>>YOU SAY THAT AND YOU SAY,>>YOU SAY THAT AND YOU SAY, WELL, YOU KNOW, CAN IT HAPPEN WELL, YOU KNOW, CAN IT HAPPEN HERE? HERE? WHICH IS AN OLD ECHO ON A NUMBER WHICH IS AN OLD ECHO ON A NUMBER OF LEVELS WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT OF LEVELS WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT WHAT WE DEAL WITH, LARGE AND WHAT WE DEAL WITH, LARGE AND SMALL. SMALL. I WANT TO READ FROM THIS I WANT TO READ FROM THIS REPORTING BECAUSE THIS IS NOT REPORTING BECAUSE THIS IS NOT NORMAL. NORMAL. THIS SHOULD NOT BECOME A PART OF THIS SHOULD NOT BECOME A PART OF OUR CIVIC AND POLITICAL LIFE. OUR CIVIC AND POLITICAL LIFE. HEADLINE, SHELL WORKERS WOULD HEADLINE, SHELL WORKERS WOULD HAVE MISSED PAY IF THEY HAD HAVE MISSED PAY IF THEY HAD MISSED TRUMP SPEECH. MISSED TRUMP SPEECH. ONE WORKER SAID THEY DIDN’T WANT ONE WORKER SAID THEY DIDN’T WANT TO COME BUT THOUGHT IT WOULD TO COME BUT THOUGHT IT WOULD LOOK BAD TO MISS THIS DAY OF LOOK BAD TO MISS THIS DAY OF WORK AND FULL PAY. WORK AND FULL PAY. DOZENS TRIED TO LEAVE EARLY DOZENS TRIED TO LEAVE EARLY BEFORE HE FINISHED THE 3:00 P.M. BEFORE HE FINISHED THE 3:00 P.M. APPROACH. APPROACH. THEY WERE TOLD SECRET SERVICE THEY WERE TOLD SECRET SERVICE WOULDN’T LET THEM OUT OF THE WOULDN’T LET THEM OUT OF THE WAREHOUSE UNTIL TRUMP HAD LEFT WAREHOUSE UNTIL TRUMP HAD LEFT THE PROPERTY. THE PROPERTY.>>YIKES.>>YIKES. YIKES. YIKES. I DON’T KNOW, BECAUSE TO ME THE I DON’T KNOW, BECAUSE TO ME THE BICKER QUESTION IS THE GAME BICKER QUESTION IS THE GAME THAT’S BEING PLAYED WITH OUR THAT’S BEING PLAYED WITH OUR DEMOCRACY. DEMOCRACY.>>YEAH.>>YEAH.>>THE GAME THAT’S BEING PLAYED>>THE GAME THAT’S BEING PLAYED WITH OUR DEMOCRACY. WITH OUR DEMOCRACY. AND JUST KIND OF LIKE THE AND JUST KIND OF LIKE THE REPORTING ON IT, THE REPORTING ON IT, THE NORMALIZATION OF IT WHICH WE’RE NORMALIZATION OF IT WHICH WE’RE CONSTANTLY SEEING, GUYS, THIS IS CONSTANTLY SEEING, GUYS, THIS IS NOT GOING TO LEAD US ANYPLACE NOT GOING TO LEAD US ANYPLACE POSITIVE ON ELECTION NIGHT. POSITIVE ON ELECTION NIGHT. JUST NOT GOING TO LEAD US TO JUST NOT GOING TO LEAD US TO ANYPLACE POSITIVE. ANYPLACE POSITIVE.>>IT’S A LITTLE LIKE THE OLD>>IT’S A LITTLE LIKE THE OLD SOVIET UNION WHERE YOU HAD TO SOVIET UNION WHERE YOU HAD TO SHOW UP WHEN THE LEADER OF THE SHOW UP WHEN THE LEADER OF THE SOVIET UNION WAS THERE OR YOU SOVIET UNION WAS THERE OR YOU WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN PAID. WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN PAID. THE THEME OF EVERYTHING — I’M THE THEME OF EVERYTHING — I’M TRYING TO UNITE EVERYTHING THAT TRYING TO UNITE EVERYTHING THAT WE’VE BEEN DISCUSSING, ARI. WE’VE BEEN DISCUSSING, ARI. THE THEME IS DATA, AND THE DATA THE THEME IS DATA, AND THE DATA THAT IS IGNORED BY PRESIDENT THAT IS IGNORED BY PRESIDENT TRUMP. TRUMP. WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF A RECESSION, WHAT POSSIBILITY OF A RECESSION, WHAT IS A RECESSION? IS A RECESSION? A RECESSION IS TWO CONSECUTIVE A RECESSION IS TWO CONSECUTIVE QUARTERS OF KROTING ECONOMY. QUARTERS OF KROTING ECONOMY. WE SAW THAT IN GERMANY WHICH IS WE SAW THAT IN GERMANY WHICH IS A MUCH HEALTHIER ECONOMY. A MUCH HEALTHIER ECONOMY. WE SAW FACTORY STARTS AT A WE SAW FACTORY STARTS AT A THREE-YEAR LOW. THREE-YEAR LOW. CONSUMER SPENDING PURCHASING CONSUMER SPENDING PURCHASING POWER AT A THREE-YEAR LOW. POWER AT A THREE-YEAR LOW. s ECONOMISTS DON’T PUT A FINGER s ECONOMISTS DON’T PUT A FINGER IN THE WIND, MAYBE IT’S GOING TO IN THE WIND, MAYBE IT’S GOING TO BE A RECESSION, MAYBE IT’S NOT. BE A RECESSION, MAYBE IT’S NOT. THEY’RE LOOKING AT DATA, WHAT THEY’RE LOOKING AT DATA, WHAT DONALD TRUMP IGNORES. DONALD TRUMP IGNORES. HIS PHILOSOPHY WITH DATA, THE HIS PHILOSOPHY WITH DATA, THE CHICO MARKS DATA. CHICO MARKS DATA. WHO ARE YOU GOING TO BELIEVE, ME WHO ARE YOU GOING TO BELIEVE, ME OR YOUR LYING EYES? OR YOUR LYING EYES? [ LAUGHTER ] [ LAUGHTER ]>>THE MARX BROTHERS?>>THE MARX BROTHERS?>>WHAT HE DOES, LIKE WHAT>>WHAT HE DOES, LIKE WHAT AUTOCRATS DO, THEY SAY IGNORE AUTOCRATS DO, THEY SAY IGNORE THE DATA, IGNORE EMPIRICAL THE DATA, IGNORE EMPIRICAL REALITY, PAY ATTENTION TO ME. REALITY, PAY ATTENTION TO ME. DON’T PAY ATTENTION TO THAT. DON’T PAY ATTENTION TO THAT. THAT’S WHAT HE’S DOING OVERS AND THAT’S WHAT HE’S DOING OVERS AND OVER. OVER.>>WHAT IS FOX NEWS GOING TO DO>>WHAT IS FOX NEWS GOING TO DO NOW? NOW? I MEAN, HE’S TAKING ON FOX NEWS. I MEAN, HE’S TAKING ON FOX NEWS. SO IS — FOX NEWS, THE SHOE IS SO IS — FOX NEWS, THE SHOE IS GOING TO BE REVERSED RIGHT NOW. GOING TO BE REVERSED RIGHT NOW. HE’S STARTING TO CRITICIZE FOX HE’S STARTING TO CRITICIZE FOX NEWS. NEWS. ARE THEY GOING TO DO A PRIMETIME ARE THEY GOING TO DO A PRIMETIME SPECIAL THAT’S LIKE, THE SPECIAL THAT’S LIKE, THE AMERICAN ECONOMY, GROWING AND AMERICAN ECONOMY, GROWING AND GROWING, JUST BECAUSE — GROWING, JUST BECAUSE –>>THAT’S — BUT THAT’S EXACTLY>>THAT’S — BUT THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT ALL OF THE ANCHORS THERE WHAT ALL OF THE ANCHORS THERE HAVE BEEN DOING. HAVE BEEN DOING. THEY’RE TELLING THE AMERICAN THEY’RE TELLING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THAT IT IS — I MEAN, I PEOPLE THAT IT IS — I MEAN, I TRY NOT TO, BUT THEY TELL THE TRY NOT TO, BUT THEY TELL THE AMERICAN PUBLIC THAT EVERYTHING AMERICAN PUBLIC THAT EVERYTHING IS OKAY, THE ECONOMY IS STRONG, IS OKAY, THE ECONOMY IS STRONG, IT’S THE MEDIA WHO IS AT FAULT. IT’S THE MEDIA WHO IS AT FAULT. IT’S THE LIBERAL MEDIA THAT IS IT’S THE LIBERAL MEDIA THAT IS TRYING TO MAKE THE ECONOMY WEAK TRYING TO MAKE THE ECONOMY WEAK SO THAT DONALD TRUMP DOESN’T WIN SO THAT DONALD TRUMP DOESN’T WIN REELECTION. REELECTION. AS IF A WEAK ECONOMY WOULD BE AS IF A WEAK ECONOMY WOULD BE GOOD FOR THE AMERICAN PUBLIC. GOOD FOR THE AMERICAN PUBLIC. NO. NO. BUT IT’S THIS IDEA THAT THEY BUT IT’S THIS IDEA THAT THEY JUST CONTINUE TO REVERBERATE JUST CONTINUE TO REVERBERATE THESE CONSPIRACY THEORIES AND THESE CONSPIRACY THEORIES AND IT’S LIKE THEY ARE IN THIS IT’S LIKE THEY ARE IN THIS CLOSED LOOP. CLOSED LOOP.>>TO PICK UP ON RICHARD’S POINT>>TO PICK UP ON RICHARD’S POINT THAT CONNECTS WITH WHAT YOU’RE THAT CONNECTS WITH WHAT YOU’RE SAYING, THERE IS, ON THE ONE SAYING, THERE IS, ON THE ONE HAND, DATA AND HOW MUCH CAN YOU HAND, DATA AND HOW MUCH CAN YOU FIGHT THE NUMBERS AND THE FACTS FIGHT THE NUMBERS AND THE FACTS AND THE EVIDENCE. AND THE EVIDENCE. AND THEN THERE ARE THESE BUBBLE AND THEN THERE ARE THESE BUBBLE EVENTS. EVENTS. I MEAN, GEORGE SOROS WHO KNOWS I MEAN, GEORGE SOROS WHO KNOWS HIS WAY AROUND THE MARKETS HIS WAY AROUND THE MARKETS TALKED ABOUT THE FACT BUBBLES DO TALKED ABOUT THE FACT BUBBLES DO EXIST, AND A VERY POWERFUL EXIST, AND A VERY POWERFUL AMPLIFIED CON MAN CAN CONTRIBUTE AMPLIFIED CON MAN CAN CONTRIBUTE AS THE RATING AGENCIES CAN. AS THE RATING AGENCIES CAN. BUT THEY POP WHEN THERE ARE BUT THEY POP WHEN THERE ARE REALITY-INDUCING EVENTS. REALITY-INDUCING EVENTS. THAT IS WHY THE RECESSION BEYOND THAT IS WHY THE RECESSION BEYOND THE POLITICAL REASONS SCARES THE POLITICAL REASONS SCARES TRUMP BECAUSE YOU CAN’T BE A CON TRUMP BECAUSE YOU CAN’T BE A CON MAN IF YOU DON’T KNOW HOW TO MAN IF YOU DON’T KNOW HOW TO TRICK PEOPLE. TRICK PEOPLE. AND IT’S MUCH HARDER TO TRICK AND IT’S MUCH HARDER TO TRICK PEOPLE ABOUT, SAY, THE PEOPLE ABOUT, SAY, THE TEMPERATURE IN THIS ROOM, RIGHT, TEMPERATURE IN THIS ROOM, RIGHT, THAN IT IS ABOUT SOMETHING GOING THAN IT IS ABOUT SOMETHING GOING ON OVER THERE BECAUSE THERE ARE ON OVER THERE BECAUSE THERE ARE LIMITS TO THAT. LIMITS TO THAT. AND SO IT IS INTERESTING WHEN AND SO IT IS INTERESTING WHEN YOU SEE HIS OBSESSION WITH YOU SEE HIS OBSESSION WITH BRINGING ON PEOPLE WHO ARE BRINGING ON PEOPLE WHO ARE EFFECTIVELY — I DON’T MEAN TO EFFECTIVELY — I DON’T MEAN TO REDUCE THEM TO ONLY THIS, BUT AT REDUCE THEM TO ONLY THIS, BUT AT LEAST AS A MINIMUM ARE REALLY LEAST AS A MINIMUM ARE REALLY GOOD AT TELEVISION. GOOD AT TELEVISION. SO LARRY KUDLOW WHO WE ARE ABOUT SO LARRY KUDLOW WHO WE ARE ABOUT TO HEAR FROM INVOLVED IN THE TO HEAR FROM INVOLVED IN THE ECONOMICS, WHO HAS BEEN ON THIS ECONOMICS, WHO HAS BEEN ON THIS SHOW, WHO I THINK KNOWS SHOW, WHO I THINK KNOWS ECONOMICS AND IS GOOD ON ECONOMICS AND IS GOOD ON TELEVISION, BUT ALSO HAS A TRACK TELEVISION, BUT ALSO HAS A TRACK RECORD BOTH IN AND OUT OF RECORD BOTH IN AND OUT OF GOVERNMENT OF BOOSTERING THE GOVERNMENT OF BOOSTERING THE ECONOMY REGARDLESS OF THE DATA ECONOMY REGARDLESS OF THE DATA AND THE RECESSION, WHICH WORKED AND THE RECESSION, WHICH WORKED FOR HIM. FOR HIM. AND HE WAS CALLED OUT ON THIS A AND HE WAS CALLED OUT ON THIS A LAEL LAEL LITTLE BIT HERE. LITTLE BIT HERE. HE CURRENTLY WORKS FOR TRUMP. HE CURRENTLY WORKS FOR TRUMP. TAKE A LOOK. TAKE A LOOK.>>I TELL YOU WHAT, I SURE DON’T>>I TELL YOU WHAT, I SURE DON’T SEE A RECESSION. SEE A RECESSION. WE’RE DOING PRETTY DARN WELL IN WE’RE DOING PRETTY DARN WELL IN MY JUDGMENT. MY JUDGMENT. LET’S NOT BE AFRAID OF OPTIMISM. LET’S NOT BE AFRAID OF OPTIMISM. LET’S NOT BE AFRAID OF OPTIMISM. LET’S NOT BE AFRAID OF OPTIMISM.>>BUT, YOU KNOW, YOU ACTUALLY>>BUT, YOU KNOW, YOU ACTUALLY SAID THAT IN 2007 RIGHT BEFORE SAID THAT IN 2007 RIGHT BEFORE THE SECOND WORST DOWNTURN IN THE SECOND WORST DOWNTURN IN AMERICAN HISTORY. AMERICAN HISTORY. THIS IS WHAT YOU WROTE. THIS IS WHAT YOU WROTE. THERE’S NO RECESSION COMING. THERE’S NO RECESSION COMING. THIS IS IN DECEMBER OF ’07. THIS IS IN DECEMBER OF ’07. THE PESSIMISTAS WERE WRONG. THE PESSIMISTAS WERE WRONG.>>I HAVE TO ASK YOU.>>I HAVE TO ASK YOU. WERE THE PESSIMISTAS WRONG? WERE THE PESSIMISTAS WRONG? NO. NO. TRUMP CLEARLY SAYS WHO DO I WANT TRUMP CLEARLY SAYS WHO DO I WANT IN THIS ECONOMIC ROLE? IN THIS ECONOMIC ROLE? AT LEAST SOMEONE WHO CAN GO ON AT LEAST SOMEONE WHO CAN GO ON TV AND SMOOTH THIS ALL OUT. TV AND SMOOTH THIS ALL OUT.>>WE HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR BUT>>WE HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR BUT FEAR ITSELF. FEAR ITSELF. THAT’S WHAT MR. KUDLOW IS THAT’S WHAT MR. KUDLOW IS SAYING. SAYING. OF COURSE, CONSUMER CONFIDENCE OF COURSE, CONSUMER CONFIDENCE IS PART OF THE ECONOMY AND THERE IS PART OF THE ECONOMY AND THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH BOOSTING IS NOTHING WRONG WITH BOOSTING THE ECONOMY TO TRY TO INSTILL THE ECONOMY TO TRY TO INSTILL MORE CONSUMER CONFIDENCE. MORE CONSUMER CONFIDENCE. BUT LET’S PULL BACK FOR A BUT LET’S PULL BACK FOR A SECOND, ARI. SECOND, ARI. WE’RE IN THE 8th — THERE’S BEEN WE’RE IN THE 8th — THERE’S BEEN A TEN-YEAR ECONOMIC EXPANSION. A TEN-YEAR ECONOMIC EXPANSION. EIGHT YEARS OF THAT UNDER EIGHT YEARS OF THAT UNDER PRESIDENT OBAMA. PRESIDENT OBAMA. CAN THAT CONTINUE FOREVER? CAN THAT CONTINUE FOREVER? I GUESS IT COULD, BUT ALL I GUESS IT COULD, BUT ALL EXPANSIONS ALWAYS COME TO AN EXPANSIONS ALWAYS COME TO AN END. END. THE MUSIC BEGINS TO STOP. THE MUSIC BEGINS TO STOP. SO THAT’S WHAT WE SEE HAPPENING SO THAT’S WHAT WE SEE HAPPENING NOW. NOW. NOBODY IS ROOTING FOR IT. NOBODY IS ROOTING FOR IT. BUT IF YOU LOOK AT ALL THE DATA BUT IF YOU LOOK AT ALL THE DATA I WAS TALKING ABOUT, CHINA IS I WAS TALKING ABOUT, CHINA IS SLOWING DOWN, GERMANY IS SLOWING SLOWING DOWN, GERMANY IS SLOWING DOWN, THE U.K. IS SLOWING DOWN, DOWN, THE U.K. IS SLOWING DOWN, THIS IS A GLOBAL PHENOMENON. THIS IS A GLOBAL PHENOMENON. NOT JUST A U.S. PHENOMENON. NOT JUST A U.S. PHENOMENON. IT’S BENEFITED PEOPLE A LONG IT’S BENEFITED PEOPLE A LONG TIME. TIME.>>I’M ALMOST OUT OF TIME.>>I’M ALMOST OUT OF TIME. I’LL CLOSE WITH A ONE WORD I’LL CLOSE WITH A ONE WORD ANSWER WHEN IT COMES TO THE ANSWER WHEN IT COMES TO THE ECONOMY AND FUTURE OF AMERICAN ECONOMY AND FUTURE OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY SI DEMOCRACY SI DEMOCRACY. DEMOCRACY. ONE WORD EACH. ONE WORD EACH. ARE YOU A PESSIMIST OR OPTIMIST? ARE YOU A PESSIMIST OR OPTIMIST?>>PESSIMISTA.>>PESSIMISTA.>>I’M AN IMMIGRANT.>>I’M AN IMMIGRANT. IF THE ECONOMY TURNS BAD HE’S IF THE ECONOMY TURNS BAD HE’S GOING TO COME AFTER PEOPLE LIKE GOING TO COME AFTER PEOPLE LIKE ME IN REELECTION. ME IN REELECTION.>>SO YOU’RE A PESSIMISTA.>>SO YOU’RE A PESSIMISTA.>>I TRY TO BE AN OPTIMISTA>>I TRY TO BE AN OPTIMISTA EVERY DAY. EVERY DAY.>>YOU PRONOUNCE IT BETTER THAN>>YOU PRONOUNCE IT BETTER THAN ME AND LARRY KUDLOW. ME AND LARRY KUDLOW.>>I’M A PESSIMISTA.>>I’M A PESSIMISTA. 74% OF ECONOMISTS ARE SAYING

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100 thoughts on “Trump Rattled: Staff, Fed Chair, Fox News Conspiring Against Me | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC”

  • Let's see, "we need voter ID", but we don't need background checks for buying guns. Gee, which one benefits Trump and which one does not?

  • You need to realise that this man would burn the whole USA to keep him in office. If you think that he cares about anything other than himself you are delusional.

  • that was one of the more interesting presentations by Ari.

    with a recession, there is the technical definition the guy gave,

    but for me I prefer a more intuitive definition of a recession, which is what I see directly with my lying eyes!

    in particular, bankruptcies,

    I cannot comment on the US, but here in the UK, we have seen so many big name companies either go bankrupt or
    teeter on the verge of bankruptcy, or shut lots of stores, in particular since perhaps 2012:

    Jessops went bankrupt, and was eventually bought up
    BHS went bankrupt, big nationwide department store, I have several pairs of pyjamas from there!
    HMV went bankrupt, possibly they were bought up, they shut their famous iconic flagship store in central London
    Toys R Us went bankrupt,
    Homebase shut lots of stores, australian DIY store.
    Maplins went bankrupt, they were a bit like Radio Shack,
    Debenhams almost went under, almost bought up by the owner of Sports Direct.
    Staples went bankrupt, by selling off their UK stores renamed as Office Outlet, and this went bankrupt in recent months,
    Walmart's UK arm was ASDA, Walmart sold off all the gigantic ASDA stores to UK supermarket Sainsbury, I am not sure if that sale has been cleared fully by the monopoly and mergers commission
    Tescos in recent weeks say they are sacking some 4500 employees from one category of store,

    with the above, when Walmart pulls out of the UK, and their ASDA stores have been here going way back in time, I think that signals a problem. Also with the above are 3 companies that people in the US will know, namely (1) HMV, one of the earliest record companies, (2) Staples, and (3) Walmart. Films depicting London often will show the famous HMV store.

    Whereas with the 2008 recession, the only big name store to go under was Woolworths. Note that Woolworths still exists in other countries such as Germany, but they have vanished from the UK. There were of course a lot of bailouts with the banks, but here I am talking about shops.

    The above bankruptcies or near bankruptcies or withdrawals and shrinkages tell me the recession is not just now, but was already underway say last year, and earlier also. And that it is steadily worsening, because the amount of big name problems is becoming much more frequent.

    I have never seen so many familiar shops go bankrupt.

    Note that when they define a recession via recent quarters, that its just an attempt to make an intuitive notion precise. In fact the intuitive notion has primacy, and one could consider different precise definitions attempting to capture the intuitive notion.
    And also to look at examples where different definitions disagree. A recession means the economy is worsening or shrinking, it means you have to tighten your belt and feel hungry, think wolf.

    For instance, you could say a recession is underway if a major stock index has halved from its peak, or has dropped say 20% from its peak. A 20% drop means you are in stormy waters.

    I dont think the official definition of a recession is a particularly good definition!

    you can get a spiral of bankruptcies and deflation, because if a company goes bankrupt, the insolvency people will sell off the stock at a bargain, but this takes custom from solvent companies, and they can then go bankrupt, and its a domino effect. This leads also to deflation, because the insolvency sales sell things ever cheaper. That happened with the recent Staples bankruptcy where I bought all kinds of stuff extra cheap. As the insolvency moved to the final days, I bought some stuff for £2 which sells for £10 normally.

    Another sign of a recession is that in malls, you see a lot of vacant lots. ie shop slots with no shop renting the slot. Thats another thing I see here in the UK. Years back in time, most lots were taken.

    The most blatant sign of a recession is where more than one store that you use goes under.

    Similarly to the definition of recession is the definition of inflation. This also tends to be rigged a bit. But for me inflation is the rising of prices of things I spend a lot of money on, eg fuel, eg diesel, which say in 2016 was £1.139/litre on 5nov2016, £1.117/litre on 5aug2017, £1.287/litre on 14aug2018, and £1.277/litre on 7aug2019. so it has gone up 12% since 2016.

    other examples are local taxes, milk, sugar, eggs, electricity.

    With some things there is deflation.

    Trump is ultimately a very corrupt and dishonest man. Dishonesty is a very dangerous trait, because the dishonest person deceives themself, and gradually diverges from reality. Dishonest people get tangled up in their own lies. Honesty is the best policy. Its better to say nothing than to say something dishonest. Selective honesty is much better than dishonesty, where you never lie, but you are careful what things you point out. You shouldnt point out empowering things to bad people, because they will misuse the ideas.

    Trump is basically a bit vain, so say anything remotely flattering and he laps it up, and is your best friend and puts you in charge of Nasa, but say anything remotely unflattering and you will posted to the arctic.

    A more balanced person is suspicious of flattery, that it could be bait, and listens to critique, because maybe they can learn something. Historically some kings would go around in cognito, to find out what the public really thought of them. The courtiers would only flatter for fear of being beheaded. This is a problem of a Trump or a Blair, that their immediate circle fears telling them the truth. Thatcher was quite different, that she allowed everyone to disagree, and eg Michael Heseltine who was high up in her cabinet often publicly opposed her ideas. Thatcher put this MO to good use, because when a policy proved to be bad, she'd replace the minister by an MP who had opposed the policy. Whereas with the Trump MO, he eventually paints himself into a corner where all that is missing is the conical cap with the letter D.

    Note that a hounding of immigrants is in fact a sign of something much worse than a recession. eg in Greece, they demolished some migrant camp, and then several months later the country went bankrupt. Extreme high level hostility to migrants means the country is already in big trouble, eg say Hungary, East Germany and the US.

  • Russia didn't work, so we're back to "rattled . . . chaos in the White House, blah, blah, blah." I will depend on the obvious principles of letting human freedom produce wealth than worry about your bond yields and other exotica you want to wag in front of us. Gaslighting just aint what it used to be.

  • When will MSNBC apologize to its audience for lying for years about Russian collusion when it knew Mueller was a dotard, Weismann was Clinton hack, and Brennan, Comey and other were attempting a coup.

  • All this talk about the economy, isn't it a repeat of the pre-Mueller hearing tactic of "walls closing in . . ." etc., but with Russia out and economy in?

  • Why should Trump care?
    He (and all the super-wealthy) PROFITS from downturns by buying distressed properties at low, low prices. Economic churn only hurts the little guy. Even the stock market downturn only hurts the little guy – the rich just ride out the recession and sell during the next boom.

  • He's the greatest con man of all time. 4 marriages, 5 time draft dodger, 6 bankruptcies then some how with Russia's help became the president of the United States…… wow

  • Ok, total honesty – I had just walked out of my kitchen after looking for a snack when Ari referenced how a recession is not like that.
    I'm confident that was simply an obvious prediction of a commonly recurring scenario, but I can't say it didn't get my attention. 
    Well played, sir… well played.

    "I believe in coincidences, Doctor. Coincidences happen every day."

  • ceicli se-i-sl-i says:

    If he's that worried about voter fraud, use ink! A person with an inked finger can only vote once. It works in other countries!

  • He is just mentally ill and highly incompetent and has a dubious history. So, when things go wrong, he panics, knowing it might reveal his shadiness and secret plots. That is what happens when you live as Grifting Con-Man…

  • Everyone and everything is conspiring against him. The sure signs of a victim of Advanced Alzheimer’s. A straitjacket is in order immediately.

  • Trump's acting out his narcissistic personality disorder by blaming others because he will never take responsibility for his actions when they have negative consequences. If he starts blaming farmers who can't sell their crops or blaming the steel companies that have to let people go because of decreased demand for products made with steel. Farmers don't have demand for farm equipment because they couldn't sell their crops DUE TO TRUMP'S BULLYING TARIFFS.

  • How about he is pathological and he is pathological and mentally deficient. He may not be able to be anything else. He represents the people who voted him in.

  • Not many people watch these divisive NEWS network's anymore , wonder why? Trump derangement syndrome maybe.? Extremely. Fixing the future voters is the key to power, watch out. Americans.we won't recognise u in 20 years time , English will be your second language.

  • Not surprised. Listen to his voters . They all sound the same. It's everybody's fault. They take no responsibility. God 2020 can't come fast enough.

  • Trump…a lying con-man? Wow…..who knew, this is such breaking news! Sadly this is the US today….the world's engine room of scientific and technological progress, put man on the Moon….but also home to the world's most stupid conspiracy theories. We never went to the moon, vaccines are a government plot, the Earth is flat, or anything that Alex Jones has ever said in his life. The country that helped rid the world of genocidal dictators and helps underwrite freedom with its military strenght…..but where mass shootings (often of children) are accepted as a price worth paying for the 2nd Amendment. We and the GOP knew who and what Donald Trump was….and he won an election. I'm just saying, if you're looking to blame………

  • We are categorically not in a recession, there are market and index trading patterns that possibly predict a recession. There is no evidence that we are currently in a real recession. The market is not a thermostat of the economy, it is rather a barometer in need of unknown re-calibration since the bail out of 2008. The economy is the country, while our modern markets and indexes are increasingly a barometer of international business interests. Trump appears concerned about the economy. That said, I can only hope the captain of the ship never gives up steering, because he believes crashing into the rocks is an inevitability. Trump sees himself as a leader of the economy not a predictor. Perhaps the mainstream media should also champion investor confidence? The balance of the clip was yawn worthy inside baseball talk.

  • The Mueller-Russia probe has been proven a con, are accusations he's a white supremacist when he's repeatedly condemned them. The are no signs pointing to a recession or even a slowdown. It's just wishful thinking . by liberals who care more about power than the good of the country.

  • See? Trump is completely mentally ill, or he must have seen too many mafia movies. Whatever he thinks defies the reality. Anything that is bad for him is, in his mind, someone's conspiracy and some media's fake news. And sadly, the supporters believe his words without trying to know the truth. When he us thinking of himself, it is like "preaching to a deaf ear"

  • He does not really care what is the consequences, because he was raised that way, whenever he was in trouble of the laws, his dad helped and saved him by using the money. So he knew or he believes that whatever happens, he will be saved by money. As proving it, he silenced the witnesses with the money and he paid money to cooperate with him. He knows anything other than the money power in his way.

  • Gerald Paglucio says:

    Who would have thought that the President of the USA would be considered mentally incompetent by people all over the world?

  • If Democrats were smart, they would start a fund to support a lawsuit on behalf of every worker who was strong-armed into attending the Trump speech. Demand a quarter of a million dollars of damages for EACH worker whose rights were thus violated. Let that work its way through the courts…. and into the brains of American workers.

  • unfortunately, the MSM has lost so much credibility as a result of it collusion with the CIA/FBI/DNC and Obama Administration to mount a soft coup against the duly elected president that nothing can be taken at face value. There will have to be independent proof that workers were told they would not get paid if they didn't attend his (what is it, meeting, rally, coffee clutch ???). This is just too obvious.

  • Given the corporatist MSM, it is happening here! American news is the fake news, but because of the money and the games trump plays to con us out of our democracy.

  • He needs to be in prison. This is hitler 2.0 no more talking points. He needs to be locked up in a prison or pych ward. Now the american jews are unloyal? He is hitler and needs to be gone before more ppl die. 3 more white supremacist domestic terrorists planning attacks caught this past week. Recession? How many more innocent tax payers have to die before we lock trump up? He refuses cia and fbi intel on this danger to his citizens and he refuses to protect us??? What th kind of pos is that? Its not. Its hitler! Impeach and lock him up he is a nazi dictator!

  • Sounds more like a paranoid schizophrenic than a malignant narcissist. Reminds me of that infamous scene of Hitler in the bunker yelling at what was left of his followers.

  • georgia kammerdeiner says:

    MSNBC, you spew so many lies and liberal crap, atleast give both sides of the story, this is a bunch of Liberal lies!!

  • So to Trump you need a license to buy milk and to vote but not for guns. Makes complete sense if you were a mentally challenged.

  • Raymond Williams says:

    I will keep saying this > TRUMP IS KEEPING AMERICA CONFUSED, HE IS SHOWING THE WORLD THAT BOMBS OR GUNS ARE NOT NEEDED. BECAUSE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT TRUMP, IT IS EASY FOR OTHER THINGS TO HAPPEN !!!

  • This dumb mother ducker has lost it and has dementia, agent orange loser of the century!! Traitor and Putins rim licker!

  • En' Peacee Shekelstein says:

    Speaking of conspiracy theories tell us the one about Trump being a Russian pawn, that always gets a laugh.
    Also, screw Google for putting MSNBC on my recommended tab. No sane person watches this fake news dribble and Google should be embarrassed for promoting it.

  • Ganieda Morgan says:

    reports omitted the highly relevant fact that the set of options presented to workers was standard for any and all training days, no matter who the guest speaker was involved. The ultimatum presented to, (Shell), workers had nothing to do with Trump's visit in particular. No, I am not a Trump fan but neither do I like news distorted.

  • The old Soviet Union crowds for leaders on major holidays is who I thought of when the company told workers to show up for Trump and no dissent allowed.

  • So we need voter ID on top of registration to stop the non-problem of fraudulent voting (really just votes by ppl Trump doesn't consider to be Americans), but nothing for real problems like election security or gun violence regulations…

  • Jeremy Sandoval says:

    He didn't think he was going to file for bankruptcy 6 times… Sure he is ready this time …. Lmao #impeach45th_coward

  • You people still can't understand why he was elected I guess you refuse to believe the reason he was elected you are very close minded

  • Pathological Narcissism – I encourage anyone curious about what drives "The Donald" to look it up.
    This mental illness pushes him to say and do almost anything to gain praise, or deflect blame.
    Never his fault, never takes responsibility, always a bully, all classic traits of his mental illness.
    He is not fit for the office, is dangerous, and should be removed.
    Open Impeachment Investigative Hearings Now.

  • Shaheeda William says:

    My concern is the number if Americans who are so saturated in bigotry and racism that they are willing to let America crash and burn…

  • Every American that supports trump should be locked up for being mentality unstable.
    The USA is a 3rd world country.
    Boycott the usa, no American can ever be trusted again.

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