tv State of the Union With Jake Tapper CNN July 14, 2019 6:00am-7:00am PDT
raids underway. the trump administration targets undocumented migrant families for deportation. >> people come into our country illegally and we're taking them out legally. it is that simple. >> mayors are pledging not to cooperate. will more children be separated if fr parents and we'll ask ken cuccinelli. and new york city mayor bill de blasio in moments. and soaking the coast. barry makes landfall as a category one hurricane. slamming louisiana with torrential rain, punishing winds and surging floods. as the waters rise, is the worst
yet to come? plus, party problems. a democratic disagreement gets personal. >> it's really just pointing out the pattern. >> as some warn the party is hurting its chances in 2020. >> the last thing we need is to form a circular firing squad here. >> how unified are democrats heading into the election year. i'm jake tapper in washington where the state of the union is trying to keep the lights on. tens of thousands of people are without power in louisiana as tropical storm barry hit as a category one hurricane. it is moving inland with the potential for devastating flooding as the governor warns that the worst is yet to come. the worst appears to be over in new york city where power is now fully restored after massive outages left over70,000 people in the dark saturday, stranding
people in subways and elevators as the city is expecting federal raids to target undocumented migrants and they are expected to go after 2,000 people in at least nine cities across the country. but the president is starting this morning going after a different group. quote, progressive congresswoman tweeting, quote, so interesting to see progressive democrat congress woman who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst and most corrupt or inept if they have a functioning government and now loudly and viciously telling the people of the united states, the greatest power on the earth how our government is supposed to be run why don't they go back and fix the totally broken and crime-infested places where they came. and we'll hear from an official in a moment. but first bill de blasio. mayor, we have a lot to get to and i want to get your reaction from the president asking why lawmakers don't go back and fix
the broken and crime-infested places from which they came. what is your response? >> jake, unfortunately there is an american tradition of telling people to go back where they came from. it's a very bad tradition that we need to weed out of our nation because we are a nation of migrants, that is who we are by our nature for hundreds of years. but you don't expect to hear from the president of the united states. so here is the bottom line on what trump doing with that tweet today. he said he would make america great again. what he's trying to do is make america hate again. this is another effort to divide people along lines of religion, ethnicity, origin, and create a country where there can't be unity. he's doing the most unpresidential thing possible by constantly looking for every way to divide people. but it is a political strategy. let's give him points for consistency with that tweet and the i.c.e. raids, jake, it is all one political strategy to
keep people divided to the maximum extent possible and get up his base and take people's eyes off the other things going on, the fact that so many middle class and working class people are not doing well in america, the fact he's about to pass a new nafta treaty which will continue to hurt americans. these are the kinds of things that trump does, he baits and switch all of the time. it is a bait-and-switch move and what it will do is get a lot of people angry because they realize that they're being lied to about their lives and it is a purposeful attempt to divide people. >> i want to talk about i.c.e. but first let's turn to the power outage in new york and there was a function with a transmission line that may have caused this and your constituents lost power for a few hours. does that suggest your electrical grid is incredibly vulnerable? >> well, jake, we haven't had manyin tans like this in recent years and that is a very good
thing. thissin tans went on about five hours and then power was fully restored. thank god no injuries. our first responders did an amazing job and i want to say the nypd, fdny and everybody did their job and got help to people right away. and we'll look to con ed isson and look at what happened and i'll go over to the site where the incident occurred to get an update on the investigation taking place. i'll be doing that in the next but the bottom line here, jake, we have not seen a lot of instances like this but once it occurred, i want to just say our first responders and con edison did get the power started in five hours. >> and you weren't in new york, you were in waterloo, iowa, campaigning for president and they said mayors are important and you have to be on-site, unquote.
what do you say to constituents who say, hey, we elected you to run new york city, not to go to iowa for a quick sonic presidential campaign. >> jake, i'm responsible for making sure everything in new york city is handled quickly and well. the whole team responded immediately the way everyone is trained to do. we have top officials on the site coordinating the response and first responders were there quickly and got information out to people. when you're a mayor, or a governor, you're going to travel for a variety of reasons. the important thing is to have the hand on the wheel and make sure things are moving effectively and communicate to people even from where i was, i was able to do that right away with the people in new york city. so in the end, a ceo and public sector and private sector has to lead wherever they were and we got this done. >> let's turn to the immigration raid this is morning, you've slammed as reckless and a political weapon.
let's start back philosophically because you're running for commander-in-chief, do you think it is the job of the federal government to enforce borders and make sure that everyone in the country is here legally? >> absolutely, jake. and if we're going to have a serious conversation in this country about how to do it, then let's do comprehensive immigration reform and a path to citizenship for the 11 or 12 million people here. and by the way, jake, for decades, this is the greatest don't ask and don't tell, for decades we've had millions of undocumented folks and they're core to our economy and part of our community. just acknowledge it as a country and have that comprehensive reform and give people the pathway to citizenship and have a guest worker program and a lot of our parts of our country, iowa folks need more agricultural workers. why don't we come to grips with this and rationalize this but, jake it comes down to this, what president trump is doing, and again i'll say it clearly, his slogan should be make america hate again.
because he's trying to fer meant division as a political campaign. what he's doing with our i.c.e. agents is not about securing our borders it is an electoral process by president trump. we could have a rational system and clear border security and it could be done in a way that actually helps our economy function and creates fairness. >> but the trump administration -- >> we don't need this i.c.e. this i.c.e. as it is formed should be abolish and a new agency created not about separating families but enforcing the law fairly and evenly. >> the trump administration said the undocumented migrants have all been given a final order for removal from a judge. in other words they've gone through the legal process and been told you cannot stay here. you have to leave. they have ignored that. what is wrong with the u.s. government enforcing a court order and telling people as they were told by the courts you cannot stay. >> because, jake, unfortunately,
the trump administration is no longer believable on these issues. they said they were going to do immigration enforcement and what we've seen is so inconsistent they've gone after folks who had committed no crime, who had no proceeding against them. there is no rhyme or reason to undermine asite -- the asylum process with zero tolerance and on and off and they change the way president trump can't make up his mind on so many issues. this is not legal consistent enforcement. i'm the first to say, in new york city, we have a law and i'm proud of it that said if you commit a serious or violent offense and you're found guilty, you're here undocumented, you should be deported. that is the right way to do it. that is a real process. but there are millions of people, and this is the honest conversation we need to have, millions of people didn't do anything wrong. they've been here a long time, contributing to our economy and haven't done anything wrong, and trump threatened to deport all of them. the bottom line there, jake, is i believe he is trying to divide
americans in this manner. if your an american citizen and middle class or working class and hurting and not feeling good about the economy or able to make ends meet, trump is trying to get you to think the migrants did that to you and i say bluntly and at the first debate, that not who created your misery. wall street did that to you or the big corporations and the folks with power put you in that jam and the fact your income is not growing and your kids won't have a better life than you. not because of some guy who works in the kitchen or the field, that is about the folks in power and we have to have that discussion in this country, jake, because if we do, then we're actually able to go at the root cause of people's challenges. it is not these immigrants just struggling to get by. >> so mayor de blasio, the obama-biden administration targeted families in what they called concerted nationwide enforcement operations in 2016. i.c.e. numbers very clearly showed that deportations under
obama-biden grew as high as 400,000 a year, far more than the 256,000 deportation this is year by trump-pence. does joe biden need to answer for that? >> oh, jake, absolutely. let's be honest and i think there are issues where democrats and republicans unfortunately have some responsibility for the problems. we can't as democrats be so partisan to say we were perfect because we weren't. i think some of that was absolutely a mistake. in the end what we needed to have was a very different approach that said this should be a country for working people. a country where we respect the immigrants come here to try to do well for the family and we need a certain number of immigrants in the country to have our economy go forward and work. instead i think democrats have often been scared of their own shadow and listening to what is on fox news or the attacks coming from republicans and responding to them too much.
we need to be real blunt about the facts that democrats made mistakes here, too. and i mentioned, there is a moment of truth for democrats, jake. you're about to see in the next weeks democrats are go to have to decide who we are and the question is the new nafta treaty and if democrats are complicit with republicans in passing a nafta treaty, it is got a different name but still nafta, and even worse in some ways to give more power to corporations this time, if democrats are so scared to stand up and be progressive and be strong, that they can't say out of hand, no nafta, no way, people in this country and working people are going to look at that and middle class people will look at that and say i can't tell one party from the other and they're not going to buy into a democratic party that seems to be once again just caving to the big corporations rather than standing up for working people. so on a whole host of issues, i think it is a time of reckoning for the democratic party and that is what this primary should be about and the debates. the heart and soul of the democratic party, are we really here for working people or ready
to stand up for a different kind of society or are democrats just republicans light. that is the discussion we have to have. if we're republicans light, donald trump will get re-elected and i will not stand for that. >> mayor bill de blasio, appreciate it and good luck to your citizens in new york city. >> thank you. i.c.e. officers are set to begin raids on migrant families this morning. i'll talk to a top substantial official, ken cuccinelli, about who they are targeting and whether families might be separated again. that is next. plus president trump said a group of progressive democratic congresswomen should go back to where they came from. that story is coming up. stay with us. here's another reason to join t-mobile.
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cuccinelli. thank you for joining us. president talking about in this tweet when he said that -- these individuals, democratic congresswoman and progressives need to go back and fix the broken and crime-infested places from which they came. do you have any idea who he's talking about here? >> i don't. i don't. >> because alexandria ocasio-cortez was born in new york and presleys would born in ohio and tlaib was born in new york -- >> but new york needs fixing today. but you talked to him about that. >> and you are supposed to talk policy and talks and you heard about how the president likes to split on -- and he's talking about sending the congresswoman back to where they came from but four came from the united states and it feeds into the impression that the president is racist and pushing a racist agenda even if -- >> he's running for president.
and you're wrapping up his rhetoric for presidential race in with what is i.c.e.'s every day job and that is enforcing the law congress passed. so we're paying attention to it from a news standpoint, but this is their job every day. we have compassionot loyal i.c.e. agents who are just doing their job and it shows you how far we've fallen in that it has become news that they would actually go deport people who have removal orders and in your earlier segment, cnn had a little tag line under the mayor that said undocumented -- well they're not undocumented, they have a court order on a piece of paper, federal paper that said they got process and removal order and that is the pool i.c.e. is drawing from. >> first of all, have the raids started? >> i can't speak to operational specifics and won't. but that is the pool that is being drawn from for i.c.e. >> so the president said the raids were going to start today. >> i understand that. but he's also made it clear that
he's leaving actual execution in the hands of matt al bins and the folks at ice that do this every day. >> so then who is going to be targeted. because obviously i don't think that there is anybody who would object to dangerous crimes or ms-13. >> let's start that. that remains the priority for i.c.e. >> so when they go out today that is who they are going after. >> that is still the priority. >> today it is a priority. >> let me finish, jake. we say that is not the exclusive limit of any operation, that that is the priority. you can expect it to remain the priority and it is interesting to hear a mayor of a major city, america's biggest, say, well this is what i would like to see done. well, you know, at the same time, people in his city and others who want a sanctuary city are not cooperating with that exact -- with that exact effort. that is still i.c.e.'s priority. and i.c.e. is protecting americans by removing those criminals from this country
while you've got sanctuary cities and tates that are protecting the criminals by not cooperating with i.c.e. >> there is the criminals -- i don't think anybody has any issue with dangerous criminals, ms-13 or dangerous gang members or people kill or. >> but that is not right, at the capitol a month ago ms-13 killed a 14-year-old girl and the killer and two accompliced had been in prince george's county for violent crimes, aggravated felony and maryland, their attorney general and the prince george's county government proudly provided sanctuary and now there is a 14-year-old girl dead and that is ms-13 and they wouldn't cooperate with i.c.e. >> and let's talk about today. because my point is when you say criminals need to be deported,
people think dangerous criminals when they hear criminal, like the kind you just talked about from maryland. but -- but you also mean people in this country illegally when you say criminals. >> so everybody understands, coming across the border is illegal. >> that is what i'm talking about. >> when we talk about prioritization for removal, we're not utilizing that. we're using other crimes that you would normally think of. >> yes. >> so you said this month if people know the raids are coming, that is a quote, threat to officer safety and there are people at i.c.e. concerned about that. but president trump has not only named -- named the date that these raids are coming, he's talked about it happening this morning. is there concern that being so public about when these raids are happening and announcing them the way president trump has will put i.c.e. officers in jeopardy? >> well first of all, if you look back to the last time we were talking about this, about three weeks ago, the level of detail in the information that came out publicly was way beyond
these general comments that the president is making. and it is when you get to that point where you've got to be concerned for officer safety, which is always a top priority as you might imagine in any effort like this. >> so what do you say to people like de blasio who say this looks like a political stunt, not like an actual effort to solve the immigration problem, because you have the president talking about it, obviously this is something that he talks about, he's talked about on the campaign trail since he announced his presidential run, this is for -- this is red meat for the red states. this isn't about keeping the community safer. >> it is about keeping the community safer and he did talk about it during his presidential campaign and what happened? just the expectations imposed such a deterrent effect that we saw what is now called the trump effect, the major drop in illegal crossings that we saw in 2017 when people in other parts of the world realize that judges were going to interfere with this president's policies and he
wasn't necessarily going to get cooperation from congress, the numbers started going back up. we were hitting crisis level, starting last year department of homeland security is warning about this while lots of people in this government were saying it is manufactured crisis, it isn't real. well those people are now coming to the border and realize we do have a real crisis. the border patrol is strapped, i.c.e. is strapped and even hhs. >> there is a crisis. humanitarian crisis at the border. kevin mcaleenan reportedly did not support the raids because undocumented parents could be separated from children. can you guarantee that no parents will be separated from their children excluding the violent criminals that we are talking about earlier, can you guarantee no parents will be separated from children in the raids? >> in the same way i wasn't willing to talk about operational details an that is an operational detail that i won't comment on. there are a million people, including families, with removal orders. the priority remains for i.c.e.
to get at criminals. violent criminals, aggravated felons, all of those things just as in the obama administration and you noted earlier in the show that the trump administration has still not hit the pace of the obama administration in deportations. so -- >> how is separating families and -- how is pledging that parents wouldn't be separated from children which is something that shocked a lot of people when it happened last year before you came on board, how is pledging you won't happen or making any -- every effort to make sure that doesn't happen again, how is that revealing operational -- >> i'm not going to say yes or no to anything like that buzz then certain people out there can write themselves off the list or find a way to play a loophole and the loopholes in our legal system are what we've been screaming to be fixed. i run asylum with uscis, one of the things that we do along with legal immigration, blessed to be able to do that. and we have been talking to
congress for quite sometime about closing the loopholes including ones that the obama administration talked about, like keeping families together with the flores settlement and we have the same position obama administration did on dealing with trafficked children. i could put that legislation for those two fixes, jake, on one piece of paper. one piece of paper. not a thousand-page bill and when i see the house calendar come out between now and when they go on vacation and the only thing about this they have is some show hearings and they won't deal with the problems on a legislative level. i know they're leaving it to us. >> i want to ask you, because the vice president toured the border. >> he did. >> on friday he saw the dangerous overcrowding firsthand and hundreds packed into facilities. they don't have room to lie down. they're asking for water, the smell was overwhelming. the vice president said these conditions were not acceptable. the acting dhs inspector general
said the department is not taking sufficient steps to address the overcrowding and prolonged detention. isn't this a shame, a blight on the united states government in we are treating -- we, because i'm -- >> i understand. i understand. >> we're treating people this way. >> first of all, it is shameful for congress. and the reason is -- and we can prove it. because last month when they were willing to address this same problem for children, we succeeded in addressing it in one month. one month. back in february, the trump administration asked for more i.c.e. detention beds. the reason you see overcrowding at border patrol facilities and your viewers should pay attention to this, is not because of the border patrol. they're job is catch and process and then they hand them off to i.c.e. well i.c.e. is overcrowded. the pipeline is clogged farther down the pipe. that is why you're seeing pictures at the border.
i was at the same sector of the border two weeks ago. these facilities were built to catch adult mexican males and process them and return them to mexico typically on the same day. when i was down there, i saw children frankly well cared for but in space clearly not designed for that. so the border patrol in the el pa paso sector is not only dealing with numbers, but if you just go back to last october, they were in the number six sector on the border and now they're number two. so we get all sorts of problems that their contending with at the same time without congressional help. >> last question, if you have such overcrowding in i.c.e. facilities and about to do a raid on 2,000 individuals, do you have the beds or facilities for them -- >> i.c.e. is prepared for that. there is processing involved but a lot of that is prepared for on the front end. i.c.e. plans these things superbly and they are ready to do that and you can't give up interior enforcement otherwise
you create one more pull factor that people think they could come to the country and get by the border and they are done and that is not the case with the trump administration of the law. >> ken cuccinelli, thank you for coming in. good to see you again. democrats are criticizing the president for trying to, quote, inflict pain for his own political pain. stay with us. that story is next. (gasp) (singsong) budget meeting! sweet. if you compare last quarter to this quarter... various: mmm. it's no wonder everything seems a little better
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people come into our country illegally and we're taking them owl legally. it is very simple. it is not something i like doing. but people have come into our country illegally. >> this is just more of donald trump trying to inflict as much pain as he can on human beings for his own political gain. it is wrong. >> the trump administration set to begin deportation raids across the country today. we can already see a general election fight on immigration
beginning to take shape. let's discuss. congresswoman, you're from los angeles. i don't know if that is a targeted city. i imagine it probably is. what is the effect of all of this? >> well, people are scared. they are coming into our office and not coming out to health fairs in the district. we've been hearing that and seeing that. we're telling people to know your rights. my district office is open today from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. our staff will be on hand to provide any assistance possible to make inquiries to i.c.e. so we are trying to tell people to try to remain calm, to try to go about their business. we're hearing people now starting to carry passports out of fear and that is just wrong in this country. >> scott, you heard ken cuccinelli say the priority remains dangerous criminals, hardened criminals and i don't think anybody has a problem with that. but one of the concerns is that these are going to be families that are going to be separated. somebody might come home from -- a kid might come home from day
camp and his mom is taken and neither vice president pence nor ken cuccinelli were able to say, that is not going to happen. >> they should not do that. but that shouldn't stop them -- we should be able to enforce the law in a reasonable way and that is what we're doing here. enforcing the law. you have people in the country illegally and courts have ordered them to be deported and you would expect the united states and the administration to enforce the laws on the books. now if congress wants to change the laws, that is fine. but right now i think the grand debate is are going to enforce the laws that we have or not and it is taking against the back drop of a campaign in which democrats want to decriminalize this and abolish dhs and i think this is a simple choice for the american people next year. >> it is true that some democrats, julian castro and elizabeth warren have talked about decriminalizing and it making it a misdemeanor or civil offense depending on the candidate. it does seem the more that
president trump runs to the right, more democratal candidates run to the left. >> he's not running to the right. this is literally terrorizing people. i said an extra prayer for the mother and the child and family who are right now crunched in a bathroom or terrified of going to the door or they couldn't go to church this morning because they are terrified of what will happen if they exited the door. you have kids who are terrified they may come home and parents won't be there. these are human lives and there is nothing about this that is a strategy other than an electoral one. the president decided the way to victory is to demonize black and brown people and people who speak a different language or a different country of origin. we're talking about millions of people here and there is in my opinion only one effect here and that is to terrify his base against folks who look like the folks that they showed in cages the other day.
there is a reason why the vice president went where he went and there is a reason why they showed the inhumanity of the vice president and the suits looking on as these men in cages with no humanity. my biggest fear, quite frankly, is the effect this will have, the traumatizing effect this will have for people of color all across the country, all for a political stunt. >> and palmella brown sat down with pence on friday to talk about the raids. take a listen to this little exchange. >> we expect immigrations and customs enforcement to act on deportation orders and remove people -- >> but will families be separated? >> people will be separated from their country who our courts have ordered to be deported. >> and that is one of the concerns here. that we're going to see a replay of what happened a year ago when people crossing the border
illegally or trying to declare asylum legally had children taken from them. >> yeah. this is what happens to american families too when someone breaks the law, the parents are separated from children. this is all terrible. i'm glad the administration let the cameras in so we could all see what we're dealing with on the border. no one can look away now. people want to pretend it wasn't happening, downplay it and say well just get the amnesty and that will fix it. no, look at the hundreds of thousands people coming over, more than 100,000 every month and it absolutely is a crisis. we all agree on that now. and i wish the democrats would listen to former obama homeland security secretary jeh johnson who said the democrats are making a big mistake by wanting to decriminalize illegal entry and opposing deportation because that amounts to open borders and worse than that it creates incentive for more people to come because the people that want to break the law know they are fully supported by the democratic party. >> i agree with one thing amanda
said and that is -- letting the cameras in. let the cameras come into the places and put body cams on the officers so they could -- people could see how these migrants are being treated and how they talk to the migrants. it is dehumanizing, it is disrespectful. they did it to me and i'm a member of congress and can you imagine -- >> what do you mean they did it for you. >> when i was at the border in september with maria, the girl in the chair gas photo sitting there waiting for them to take her in, you had agents in front of me, talking about members of congress and how terrible we are and the migrants in front of me, complete disrespect. not even waiting until i left. and then when i crossed into the u.s., i left the station and i came back in to use the bathroom and one of the agents said, one down and one to go because there was one member left. complete disrespect. there is a pattern and culture in i.c.e. and cbp that is great concern. >> everyone stick around. we have more to talk about.
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it's really just pointing out the pattern, right? we're not talking about just progressives. it is singling out poor individuals. >> how they are interpreting it and caring it to another place is up to them. but i'm not discussing it any further. >> this agreement between congresswoman alexandria ocasio-cortez and house speaker nancy pelosi turning personal. aoc seemed to suggest that pelosi was singling out the so-called squad, tlaib and aoc and congresswoman presley because they're a people of color and what do you make of that? >> i can say that nancy pelosi
made me the second latino in the history of congress to serve on the committee for energy and commerce. so in my experience, as a woman of color and the only latino elected in the entire country in 2016, she has helped me to get on the most powerful and exclusive committee. >> do you think aoc has gone too far or is this something -- something else going on here? >> i have to tell you, i'm actually just annoyed by the whole thing. i think the more time that democrats spend going after each other is another day and missed opportunity to go after this unfit president. we have an administration that is today terrorizing people across this country. we get issues that are piling up, quite frankly, of legitimacy looking into what exactly happened through the mueller report and digging deeper into that. and yet, we have folks pointing weapons at each other. trying to take one another out and my big fear here is aside from the electoral one, say what you will about the four members of congress that you named, they
are constituents of not just people back in their districts, they represent a rising voice within the democratic party and outside of the democratic party within the country frustrated by the status quo and silencing them or appearing to silence them will have real consequences. so they ought to get in a room and figure it out and stop going back and forth over television or magazine interviews or in tweets and settle this thing the way they should as leaders, not out here in the public. >> and a shot for you, scott. >> i hope this place is lightning proof because i'm going to say it. thank god for nancy pelosi. it took -- and i know this is going to be used against me some day in the near future. but it took them saying nancy pelosi was a racist for everyone to realize how dumb and vapid that argument really is. now, they've been doing it to republicans for the last two or three, five ten, 15, 20 years when they finally turned it on pelosi, maureen dowd and "the
new york times," this is not a great argument because someone disagree with you doesn't make them a racist. so guess what? thank god for nancy pelosi. she's coddled this argument and now frankenstein's out of the barn and thank god for her you realize that not everyone in politics is racist or hate's women or whatever it is. >> but sometimes people do use racism or xenophobia or bigotry to appeal to people. let's turn to the tweets sent by president trump this morning in which he told progressive democratic congresswomen, who came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the most corrupt and inept in the world, et cetera and telling people the united states how hour government should be run and why don't they go back and fix the totally crime infested places they came. and ken cuccinelli won't say who the president is talking about but if your talking about congresswomen, only one was born
outside of the country, ilhan omar and came to the country legally and what do you make of the president telling them to go back to where they came from. >> he was on strong ground saying nancy pelosi is not a rate -- racist and look at the things that are meaningful and then he gets on twitter and getting in the fight and not geting enough attention and saying go back to your own country. maybe people feel the bronx is a foreign country but these are things you hear on fox news all of the time. if you don't like it, go back to where you came from and he's just por odding that. >> we are a nation of migrants and congress is elected to represent values in your district and as you mentioned, you represent much more than that. i'm proud to be the daughter of migrants from mexico. i'm proud to bring a perspective
and experience to congress if my policy decision-making and that is what the diversity of the democratic party does. and i'm proud that we have more women in congress and more women of color in congress than ever before. >> so that is not true -- not new for this president. the fact is that he told us a long time ago what he thought about countries that are dominated by people of color. he called them s-hole countries. he has consistently demonized women. he sees a group of women of color and assumes they are foreign and not from here. and i got to tell you, i don't think the president didn't know better. i think he knows better. i think one, he probably wants in on the fight. but two, this is a trope to his base to say these folks are not like you. >> i think we can agree whether it is omar or melania trump, they are american and they belong here and nobody should tell either one of them to go back to where they come from. >> and if you are a somali refugee you blng here and you should celebrate that story. >> and it is a long time coming,
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