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said he doesn't have the time to use the right words to describe women. i think trump showed his strength as a challenger. having the right message isn't enough, you need to be the right person sending it. that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "all in with chris hayes" starts right now. tonight, on "all in" -- >> i don't, frankly, hav time for total political correctness. >> record ratings for the republican debate and donald trump was at the center of it all. >> i just wanted to be treated well and with respect. >> was the treatment of donald trump fair and balanced? >> i don't think it's very professional. i walked out of that room and people were saying that was really unfair. >> tonight the fallout for the republican front-runner. including the new hampshire group for trump sticking by their man. charlie pierce with the progressive view of the debate. the end of an era, don't we'll
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look pack at jon stewart's last "daily show." >> hey, trevor. >> what's happening? >> could you give me like 20 more minutes? >> oh, i'm so sorry. >> "all in" starts right now. hi everybody, good evening from new york. i'm thomas robertson for chris hayes. all eyes were on donald trump on fox news last night. the first debate of the 2016 cycle. now the most watched primary debate in history. trump took center stage. the prime spot reserved for the front-runner. and from the very first question, he set himself apart from the other nine candidates. >> is there anyone on stage, and can i see hands, who is unwilling tonight to pledge your support to the eventual nominee of the republican party and pledge to not run an independent
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campaign against that person? mr. trump? >> i can totally make that pledge if i'm the nominee. i will pledge. i will not run as an independent. and i am discussing it with everybody. but i'm talking about a lot of leverage. we want to win. and we will win. >> trump continued to make waves throughout the debate, starting with his response to a question from megan kelly about some of the language that he has used to describe women. >> you call women you don't like fat pigs dogs slobs, and disgusting animals. your twitter account -- >> only rosie o'donnell. >> does that sound to you like the temperament of a man we should elect as president, and how will you answer the charge from hillary clinton who is likely to be the democratic nominee that you are part of the war on women? >> i think the big problem this country has is being politically
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correct. oftentimes it's fun, it's kidding, we have a good time. what i say is what i say. >> trump also found himself forced to defend his support for liberal politicians and policies. >> 15 years ago you called yourself a liberal on health care. you were for a single-payer system, a canadian-style system. why were you for that then and why aren't you for it now? >> it works in canada it works incredibly well in scotland. it could have worked in a different age, which is the age you're talking about here. what i'd like to see is a private system without the artificial lines around every state. >> in 1999 you said you were quote, very pro-choice. even supporting partial birth abortion. you favored an assault weapons ban as well. in most cases you identified as a democrat. when did you actually become a republican? >> i've evolved on many issues over the years. you know who else has? ronald reagan.
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what happened is friends of mine years ago were going to have a child, and it was going to be aborted, and it wasn't aborted, and that child today is a total superstar, a great, great child. i am very very proud to say that i am pro-life. >> in a focus group on fox, after the debate some participants told republican pollster frank lunts they were less than impressed by trump's performance. >> i liked him when i came in here, because he wasn't the politician. but right now, he skirted around questions better than a life-long politician ever has. >> he was mean. he was angry. he had no specifics. he was bombastic. >> if he runs as an independent, he's going to be basically handing the election to hillary clinton. >> but for his part trump gave marks to the moderators with fox news. >> the fox moderators fair to
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you last night? >> i'm not sure fox is fair necessarily, but i've been set up before and i think i handled it well. >> trump also took to twitter to vent his frustrations with the network, tweeting among other things, that quote, frank lunts is a low-class slob who came to my office looking for work which i had no interest. now he picks panels. funny to watch. trump also retweeted a post from a supporter, referring to kelly as a bimbo. i'm joined now by paula johnson, a former new hampshire state rep and a current member of the state's women for trump coalition. paula, it's good to have you with me. after the performance we witnessed last night from donald trump, how do you feel about supporting him and the title of the group you represent women for trump? >> well thank you for having me on tonight. i am still a big supporter of donald trump. i think he did a great job last
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night, given what they handed him. i think that fox news was a little bit unfair to him last night. and so i still have great support for him. >> you think that they were unfair -- you think this is not the treatment of front-runner should receive? >> well i think if you're going to be fair do it to everybody. i think their questioning was out of line last night. i think everybody should be asked the same question. it's about where we're taking this country and this economy. i think some of the questions were out of line last night. >> not all of the candidates have misogynistic remarks in their past that meghan kelly alluded to. how would you defend the type of language donald trump has used in the past and defend how he answered himself to meghan kelly? >> well i don't know mr. trump personally. i've seen him on the news. i've seen him on tv. i was a big fan of the
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"apprentice." i always thought in the "apprentice" he was very professional. and i just think that the questioning was the wrong question last night. and i think they baited him last night. fox news. let's take a look at this. he's a businessman. i don't think that there's -- he has any problem with women. there's a lot of women that are supporting him. i'm supporting him. i'm a former state representative and i have the highest respect for mr. trump. but i think her question was out of line last night. >> do you think, though that the questioning being out of line then in and of itself deserves the type of language of being called a bimbo? do you think donald trump should support someone and retweet them calling meghan kelly a bimbo? >> well you know there's this name calling in this country with everybody now. you know we all have to be
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politically correct in this country. and if we're not politically correct, we're looked down upon you know. maybe her questioning shouldn't have been like that. fox went on the attack with him last night with nobody else but him, on the attack last night. and i am a big supporter of fox news. i watch "fox & friends" in the morning. but after that i don't want to watch meghan kelly anymore. i'm getting disgusted. as a matter of fact, i'm getting disgusted with all the news media with the way they treat people out there. if you're not politically correct, you're shunned upon. enough is enough. we have more important things in this country than acting politically correct. we have a big deficit and i think this man is the only one that can bring this country back to where it needs to be. he knows how to run a business and he's not a politician like what we saw on the stage last night. >> paula i have about ten seconds left. yes or no if he runs as an independent, will you still support him?
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>> i'll support mr. trump, i definitely will. i think he's what this country finally needs to run this country. >> paula johnson, women for trump, thank you so much for joining me. i appreciate it. >> thank you for having me on. >> absolutely. joining me right now is the senior political writer for buzz feed news. nbc news correspondent katy tur, and once a contestant on the "apprentice." as we talk about the debate last night which gathered around 24 million people around the tube this was appointment television last night for this debate. katy, let me start with you, though. the reaction people are having for meghan kelly questioning trump on misogynistic statements misogynistic behavior, you sat down with him for a very long interview, he was terse to you in a way that seemed demeaning at one point.
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do you think meghan kelly got the indicate your tur treatment? >> i think everybody gets that treatment. he certainly treats anyone who challenges him in a certain way, he doesn't like to be challenged, he likes to shallhit back. he's been challenged to be unnecessarily tough on women, misogynistic, if you will. but i think he's tough on everybody. the headlines right now, they're very mixed. some are saying trump ran away with this that he owned this debate. others are saying he's going to feel the consequences for these women comments. unfortunately, or fortunately for him, depending how you're looking at it people who support him already and like what he has to say, will support what he's doing now. they enjoy he's a straight shooter. they enjoy he's not politically correct. they enjoy that he's not a politician like the politicians they've been seeing their whole lives. they think politicians are double talking to them.
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they believe that even if he says something that's out of line in some ways, that he is still speaking the truth and he's speaking to them. if you don't support him, then you think what he said is disgusting. and you think it's unexcusable. i think it hardened his core of support. if you like him, you still like him. if you don't like him, you don't like him even more. >> we saw that from the interview with paula johnson a couple of moments ago, that this was a total setup. a lot of people would say this is the craziest thing you could do is take on fox news and meghan kelly who is their revered primetime host. is donald trump making a mistake? >> yeah, i think that a lot of people have been saying all through this campaign every time donald trump does something wacky or ridiculous, that this is the beginning of the end for donald trump's campaign. i don't know if there will be any one moment like that but
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certainly the case could be made that last night was the beginning of the end of the trump bubble because it was clear on both sides, from fox news and from trump, that there's no love lost anymore between those two entities. that's important. fox news as much as the right, and as much as conservatives love donald trump, they have loved fox news longer. and with meghan kelly, all these broadcasters on fox are very influential opinion makers on the right to the republican primary voters. if he's going to continue to feud with them i don't see that helping him maintain the support that he needs to succeed. >> everything is only emboldened him. there seems to be a common thread here. it begins with mexico mccain and now meghan. which is nothing but giving him the attention that he craves in this campaign. tara, one thing that last night
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was brought up and we saw with paula's reaction that she thought things were very personal against donald trump. take a listen to how chris wallace took him to task for the type of business person he is. take a listen to this. >> let's talk about the latest example which is trump entertainment resorts which went bankrupt in 2009. in that case alone, lenders, to your company, lost over $1 billion, and more than 1,100 people were laid off. >> well i -- >> is that -- >> about the lenders, first of all, these are total killers. they're not babies. they're not the nice sweet little people you think, okay? i left atlantic city before it totally cratered. >> so he is touting his business experience. you were inspired by his business experience. and you competed on the "apprentice." how do you think it gels to see
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him questioned about bankruptcies? he says on paper he's worth $10 billion. does that gel his answers about bankruptcies? >> i think all the questions that were asked of him last night were fair game because he's running on these very topics. he's running as a successful business person. it is fair game to question him on those bankruptcies which we all know exists. he's running on the fact that he made $1010$10 billion. for him to be questioned on that is totally fair. when i did participate in the show is when he was a democrat. but no i think that all the questions were fair game. i think what's particularly stunning here is this is one of the areas where he's most thin-skinned. but notice the difference in how he conducted himself with chris wallace in response to that question versus meghan kelly. there was much more ire directed
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at meghan kelly when she challenged him versus when the male anchors challenged him. >> katy said he gives as good as he gets against everybody. >> he's tryingsaying things like rick perry is trying to look smarter with his glasses. but i do think it resonates more because he is -- it is -- he's being perceived as somebody who doesn't -- isn't a fan of women. he said these negative comments about women. he's retweeted the bimbo tweet. i definitely think -- >> meghan kelly is sharp, and he attacked her as being not sharp. >> mckay thank you so much katy tara thanks for being here. we're going to have much more analysis of last night's debate. plus a look at jon stewart's final night on the "daily show."
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there was an -- >> ronald reagan said trust but verify. >> reagan did negotiate with the soviets. >> i'll be the ronald reagan if i can find a tip o'neil. >> i was a child of ronald reagan. >> ronald reagan. >> ronald reagan. >> ronald reagan. >> ronald reagan. >> after that last mention by rick perry, the internet exploded with ronald raven with former president superimposed on a baltimore player, ray lewis, and replacing raven simone. rick perry's campaign is denying
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have trusted advil... for their tough pains for over 30 years. relief doesn't get any better than this. advil. donald trump was not the only person responsible for fireworks in the debate last night. perhaps the most aggressive candidate on the stage was rand paul who mixed it up with both trump and chris christie. including one particularly testy exchange with christie over u.s. surveillance policy. >> i want to collect more records from terrorists but
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less records from innocent americans. >> that's a completely ridiculous answer. how are you supposed to know? how are you supposed to -- >> use the -- get a warrant. >> let me tell you something -- >> get a judge to sign a warrant. fundamentally misunderstand the bill of rights. every time you did a case you got a warrant from a judge. i'm talking about searches without warrants indiscriminately of all americans' records. that's what i fought to end. i don't trust president obama with our records. you gave him a big hug, and if -- >> the hugs i remember are the hugs i gave to the families who lost their people on september 11th. those are the hugs i remember. >> joining me is national political correspondent for the washington post. dave, what do you make of the back-and-forth that we witnessed last night? it was pretty intense. today we have this follow-up with rand paul tweeting that christie will fearmonger and
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violate your constitutional rights for no reason. do you think that they have this engagement now where they can kind of tease each other along to get higher in the polls? >> it gave me deja vu. in 2007 ron paul was running for president in a weaker position polling around 1% 2% and got into a te de tet with romney. this very similar. i think most of the commentaries say chris christie got the better of rand. rand was trying to appeal to not 100% of republicans, but maybe 20% of libertarians who feel intensely about this and needed to see rand paul fight about it. >> and then he also went after trump, which he had promised that he might do. and it's totally normal to see
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candidates attack the front-runner. you would expect that. but we really didn't see most of the other candidates steve, going after donald trump. where do you think that is? >> well rand paul is in a position to build back some of his support after losing it over the last month. some of that was the fault of -- not his super pac, the super pac referred by rand paul. some was just attrition because of trump's role in the news cycle. dond trump has been vacuuming all voters to cast an outsider vote. that was rand paul's vote he hoped. that was ted cruz's vote he hoped. he aggressively went after that. he also realized going in that he was not going to get a ton of debate time. i don't know how he intuitively knew this but he made this strategic decision to start fights with donald trump because that was how he was going to get into the debate.
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he saw in being aggressive, no down side. everybody looking at the debate saw it poorly but that's how he wanted to enter it. >> doing the calculations of the time of what everybody got, donald trump got the most and rand paul got the least. let's talk about the happy hour debate. because these are the seven people relegated to the 5:00 p.m. hour. a lot of people are talking about the performance, the gravitas that carly fiorina demonstrated. do you agree with that? or do you think that's some type of setup from other forces at work over at fox news? >> i wouldn't say at fox news. i think one thing that distinguishing carly fiorina's campaign i like happy hour debate. that's actually the most pleasant way of putting this so far. she has a very good aggressive press-savvy campaign team. they sort of tilled the soil for carly to win this debate.
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i think they more than any other campaign had no resentment about being in it and saw it was a place where they would shine. i think carly fiorina for four months has benefited as a phenom not as a candidate. she could surge into even fifth place. for example, she had a zinger about donald trump that i think everyone focused on as perfect in what you should say. donald trump getting a phone call from bill clinton. if she was in the higher tier people might have pointed out that she spoke at a clinton initiative event. she did not always have this visceral reaction to -- there are ways she could be challenged if she actually was in a position to be challenged. >> we'll see if the work she did yesterday actually catapults her to the main stage next month when the next republican debate happens. dave, great to see you. thank you. >> thank you. still to come how the democrats are responding to last night's debate action.
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a colorado court reached a decision on whether mass murderer james holmes will receive the death penalty or life in prison. holmes killed 12 people and injured 70 in an aurora movie theater in july of 2012. the jury already found him guilty of first-degree murder and a sentence was announced after the jury stated it could not unanimously agree to life in prison or the death penalty.
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>> we the jury do not have a unanimous sentencing -- final sentencing verdict on this count. we, the jury understand that as a result the court will impose a sentence of life in prisonment without the possibility of parole on this count. >> joining me now from outside the courthouse is scott. how much of a surprise is this that the jury could not come to a unanimous verdict? >> reporter: thomas one of the things we learned over the several weeks is colorado law sets the bar high for a death penalty. it only took one juror to dissent. no unanimous verdict means an automatic life sentence in prison. members of the courtroom were visibly upset. many of them crying. as you saw at the defense table, tamara brady, the lead defense attorney bracing herself, the defense team also in tears. among those in the courtroom, the grandparents of the youngest victim who was just 6 years old.
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>> i've tried to resolve veronica-death, and i can't. there's just something with that the loss that -- like i said, it was the gaping wound, okay? that's not going to go away. this just makes it worse. >> george brockler the arapahoe county district attorney began a news conference a short time ago, reading off each of the names. his voice breaking when it came to veronica moser sullivan. he said nothing that happens today affects what happens to them, the victims. and the governor who is an opponent of the death penalty, with a statement saying our thoughts remain with the victims and families. no verdict can bring back what they lost but we hope they can find peace and healing in the coming weeks. thomas, that is going to be a tough time coming. >> scott, thank you. we'll be right back after this. ♪ ♪ hp instant ink
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you know although last night's primetime debate was meant to be about the republican presidential field, there was one that kept popping up. >> if hillary was a candidate was the -- >> everywhere in the world hillary clinton touched is more messed up today. >> i think god has blessed us. he's blessed the republican party with some very good candidates. the democrats can't even find one. >> the clinton campaign is still responding to the gop debate with a steady stream of tweets including this the number of times republicans mentioned the minimum wage equal pay, voting rights, citizens united or child care. during the primetime debate. as you see on the left the number was zero. joining me charles pierce and former ohio state senator, nina turner. nice to see both of you. senator, if you were working for hillary clinton, and you were watching with her team do you
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think that she saw anything in the debate last night that would give her pause for concern? or instead, is this just watching 17 people slug it out? >> for the most part no with the exception of maybe one candidate, and that's the governor of the state of ohio. but i will tell you, senator rubio gave the secretary a rousing endorsement when he said if this was based on resume she is indeed the most qualified candidate. so that is about the only thing that senator rubio got right last night. >> one thing we do know is that former governor mike huckabee tried to use reagan-esque humor to go after clinton. >> it seems like this election has been a whole lot about a person who's very high in the polls, but doesn't have a clue about how to govern. a person who has been filled with scandals and could not lead. and of course, i'm talking about hillary clinton.
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>> charles, that was a big laugh line that the governor was able to get. do you think that's the type of approach that might work best for republican candidates than saying angry attack against the former secretary? >> i'm not sure it will work against former secretary clinton. i'm sure it's not going to work for mike huckabee because he's not going to be around in the fall. what struck me about the debate and you touched on it a little bit with the series of tweets you mentioned, is that it looked like it was taking place in an alternate universe with an alternate universe of issues. climate change to name one, that the clintons didn't mention, didn't come up at all except in one question in the happy hour debate where lindsey graham was asked if his fairly reasonable assessment of the scientific evidence would hurt him on the elector at. i'm fully of the mind that we're going to have an election this fall with two candidates talking past each other because they have such radically different ideas about what's important to the country. >> the deeper policy issue
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portion of both debates was really absent. nina, let me ask you, because you talked about the governor of your state, john kasich and he emerged as a star last night, being able to talk and get people's attention in a very crowded field, but one thing that he talked about specifically was ohio's expansion of medicaid. take a listen. >> you should know that president reagan expanded medicaid three or four times. i had an opportunity to bring resources back to ohio to do what? to treat the mentally ill. 10,000 of them sit in our prisons. the working poor instead of having them come into the emergency rooms, where it costs more, where they're sicker and we end up paying we brought a program in here to make sure that people could get on their feet. >> from what you know as an ohio politician, do you think that that is sincere? and how do you think that is going to resonate with republicans? >> i do, thomas. i was in the legislature at the time that the governor did that. while the governor and i don't
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agree on most fiscal policies in the space of voting by the way, which none of the candidates mentioned the 50-year anniversary of the voting rights, i do believe that democrats would be wise not to take governor john kasich for granted. he is the governor of the most important swing state in the nation, and we all know the data point that no republican has ever won the white house without winning the great state of ohio. the governor will be a force to be reckoned with and i do believe he is sincere. the governor and i do have a relationship even though we battle it out from time to time. but that medicaid expansion is important for the poor. but we've got to remember though for the republicans as a group, you know in ohio they have a campaign that they've launched call committed to community. i don't understand how you could be committed to community when you have such a disdain as a party for women. i mean thomas no one stood up and defended women on that stage. and to treat women as if we're only carriers we're only
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vessels and not to have empathy and love because you're on this witch hunt against planned parenthood that provide services for poor women, when you want to talk about equal pay, i read an article that said they were going to try to pass a resolution that was anti-gay. you cannot say you're committed to everybody in the community when you don't have empathy and love and compassion for folks. so most of the rhetoric of the gop as a group is more of the same. it really follows a line of they really don't care about people by and large. and they have policy positions that have shown that throughout the great -- throughout this nation. but thomas that voting rights act was vitally important and they didn't say a mumbling word about it. you've got people running for office who don't even want to give people access to the ballot box which is the greatest equalizer. >> there was a broad brush stroke there about the republican party nina. we want to be more specific
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though about the conversation, where it can go. we all know after the rnc had the autopsy from 2012 they were looking to expand the weaknesses and vulnerabilities and try to fix that. charles, based on nina's point, for a real and deeper discussion about poverty and fair wages, middle class workers, if they do strike the right cord could that cut into the democrats' edge on that issue? >> i don't need to paint with the broad brush, but the republican party is completely di meanted. their base was running wild and returned against all possible odds, a worst congress than the one that was elected in 2010. i think there are two election cycles away from a genuine autopsy. a genuine assessment of what's really gone wrong with them. you saw it last night. the idea of giving si goat
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americans 5th and 14th amendment rights is just nuts. the idea of -- which ben carson proposed. putting up a flat tax based on biblical tithing is just nuts. the party tolerates too much of this. and now it's run away with the party's entire function to the point it's got a lot more troubles out there right now than donald trump. >> charles and nina nice to see you both. have a great weekend. donald trump's comments on buying favors from politicians. plus more from jon stewart's star-studded fair well. >> i've got to say, this is, for me, it's very touching. that you would come back after 12 years and do this. >> i never left jon. becoming an international superstar was just something i did while waiting for my next assignment. force
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father being a mailman, so i understand the concerns of all the folks across this country. >> my father was bartender. >> my father fled cuba. >> my father was born in italy. >> my father left my mother. >> i'm proud of my dad. >> my dad came home from serving in the army after having lost his father. >> my father was a mailman. his father was a coal miner. >> the republican 2016 hopefuls weren't the only ones who brought up their fathers during a much-watched and much-anticipated cable show last night. >> personally, i do not know how this son of a poor appalachian miner -- i do not know -- i do not know what i would do if you hadn't brought me on this show. you know but now i'd have -- >> truly the end of an era. ents...
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one of the most candid moments during the debate last night happened when donald trump was asked about his donations to democratic politicians. >> i will tell you that our system is broken. i gave to many people. before this before two months ago, i was a businessman. i give to everybody. when they call i give. and you know what? when i need something from them two years later, three years later, i call them, they are there for me. that's a broken system. >> what did you get from hillary clinton and nancy pelosi? >> with hillary clinton, i said be at my wedding and she came to my wedding. you know why? she had no choice because i gave. >> trump, the only gop candidate with a self-financed campaign has donated over $1 million to dozens of politicians over the past three decades. now, the other nine politicians on the primetime stage last night are for the most part on the other side of that equation. so listing money from big-ticket donors like a trump for their
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campaign. so does that make them vulnerable to the same types of conflict of interest trump talked about? calling me now is rick kline. ezra great to see you. does trump's boasting about how he gets favors down the line in exchange for donations square with the way big donors and politicians interact? is he exposing a common practice? >> this is my favorite moment of the night by far. the first rule of paying people to show up at your wedding, is you don't tell the world you paid them to be there. you want the world to think they were there of their own volition. trump's kind of honesty is breathtaking here. i thought that was genuinely a trenchant discourse on american politics. trump isght. you'll hear people talk constantly about how big money polarizes politics. the koch brothers are donating
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in etiological fashions. you also have this transactional money in politics. they're attacking trump because he donated to democrats. he said i gave to democrats, republicans, and all of them because i wasn't supporting them, i was buying them. and there is something powerful about hearing someone like trump, someone who really was on that side of the equation as you correctly put it that is what i was doing. this is me trying to bribe them to do what i wanted them to do. in my opinion, it was an excellent investment. >> get them on the payroll. when it comes to weddings though, we typically pay our guests with an open bar -- >> transactionals in there, too. >> trump taunted the other candidates in this saying he has donated to a lot of their campaigns. take a look. >> you know, most of the people on this stage i've given to just so you understand.
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a lot of money. >> not me. not me. >> you're welcome to give -- >> actually to be clear -- >> that's right. not mike. >> donald i hope you will give to me. >> sounds good. sounds good to me governor. >> all right. so trump has not donated to everyone. he has donated to bush walker and huckabee and cruz's pacs. we saw the oliver on the stage there asking for his money. it really is common for big donors to sprinkle their money far and wide because they hedge their bets. >> yeah. listen, you want to invest in an index fund no the just one stock that could tank. there's a real grossness to that moment, because of how true it was. they really would have taken his money if he had taken out his checkbook. something that's important here is there are two kinds of money being send inging accepted right now.
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we know who donald trump's donor is it's donald trump. donald trump thinks donald trump is the greatest person who walk the face of the earth. jeb bush wanted to raise larger amounts for his super pac. you've got a bunch of other folks on the stage with super pacs with at least one donor giving $1 million or more. these are folks who really owe someone a lot. when you're raising for your own presidential campaign there's a pretty sharp contribution limit. for the super pac, and these super pacs are independent, not -- they're not even independent in name only. carly fiorina has one named after her. there is a sort of deep corruption. trump is right about that. trump is at least honest about who's funding him. the super pacs are much more dangerous. >> ezra kline, good seeing you.
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after more than 16 years, jon stewart says farewell to the "daily show." >> like frodo you're leaving us on a voyage to the undying lands. >> i'm just going to new jersey.
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we're better people for having known you. >> we all are. josh with the podcast we the people live. >> that's right. >> we the people live. i was going to say we the people live. how does last night's finale stand up to the tenure and legacy jon stewart leaves behind? >> it was appropriate. it wasn't hilarious, but it was appropriate in tone. how can you encapsulate 16 years of what his legacy is in the final show. but his main contribution what we just saw in the colbert clip where colbert said you doing what you have been doing has made us all better at what we're doing. i think the same could be said of the country in a certain way. the same thing can be said of the news media in a certain way. what he of public events and in terms of fearlessly calling b.s. on hypocrisy in media and government, especially in the era between, say, 9/11 and the
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financial crisis when a lot of institutions were playing the false equivalency, not a lot of good investigative journalism, he would stand up and give voice to people. i think he did help the rest of the media realize -- >> he exposed the hypocrisy of politics as you point out. but then we get this tweet from the president where he said you've been a great gift to the country. and then we got this montage, political figures who have been a target of jon stewart in the past over the years. but they showed up to show their love. >> i'll never forget you, jon. but i will be trying. >> good riddance smart -- >> don't go come back. >> john, i'm being sarcastic. >> and just when i'm running for president. what a bummer. >> see you pip squeak. >> what has 9 1/2 fingers and won't miss you at all. this guy. >> jon, i just don't know what to say. >> i'm sure you'll be missed by somebody.
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>> you know, there are a lot of things happening around the world -- >> the montage goes on and on. we had all the correspondents making cameos last night. but then we weren't sure if they were going to show up to the beeps. what will he do now? >> i suspect he will direct. i think his heart probably lies in doing something creative outside the satirical side of things. >> josh, great to see you. that will do it for "all in" this evening. a picture i took last night, jon stewart leaving his studio after his "daily show" finale. me, a humble eyewitness to his departure. i'm not a stalker. for an in-depth look at his career and impact look at the special premiering next jon stewart has left the building. good night.
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welcome to the "daily show"! do we have a program for you tonight! >> the "daily show" may be fake news, but it makes a real impact. >> oppression, just because it makes you feel uncomfortable, doesn't mean it has to change. >> it's fresh and new and original and smart every night. >> and for a decade and a half the force behind the machine was jon stewart. >> you're getting into a bad place my friend. >> he will always be revered as someone who blurred the lines between news and comedy. >> how the hell did we end up here, mr. cramer? >> and became the conscience of a generation. >> when he hit his stride no one in public life or the media was safe. >> i believe that you hel