tv The Rachel Maddow Show MSNBC August 29, 2016 6:00pm-7:01pm PDT
she was allowed to be on these three payrolls at once, still at the state department and became a paid employee of strategy this company founded by doug band monetizing and there's been loyalty to huma sometimes not understandable but not really about anthony. >> and huma is always at the center of that world always. thank you very much. we will be back tomorrow. good evening, rachel. >> good evening to chris, my friend. thank you for staying with us the next hour. happy monday. we have an unusual show tonight in this sense, a big show. we have two exclusive stories tonight. one of them sort of run of the mill exclusive and one of them not at all a run of the mill exclusive. the more standard story we have although it is exclusive to us tonight is brand new polling. brand new polling you've not heard it anywhere else, we will be breaking it on the show
tonight. you keep hearing this year how american voters dislike their candidates, candidates have bad favorability ratings. tonight we will be breaking news on brand new polling that shows, i think, for the first time i've ever seen, a favorability number for a candidate that registers as nil. it registers so low it could not even be measured. we have that sort of astonishing new data ahead. the other exclusive we have tonight is a more unusual one, on a story that biwill not get, honestly is getting worse over time and not better. honestly, this shouldn't be the digit deal in the world. this should have been something done, checked off the list and finished a long time ago, this should be standard stuff. for relevant context here, in 2008, barack obama, running for president, democratic nominee for president, he released a summary of his medical records released by his physician, somebody treating him since
1987, gave a summary of his overall medical history, the date of his most recent check-up, gave obama's blood pressure, pulse, body fat, basic lab results, cholesterol, nothing graphic, it overall sums up overall good physical and mental health. a page and halfish from candidate obama's doctor. that was 2008. that was very similar to the page and halfish we got four years later from mitt romney's doctor, when mitt romney was running for president in 2012. nothing graphic, okay, he takes low dose aspirin and lipitor for cholesterol and colonoscopy results and ekg results and family history in terms of heart disease. that letter runs a page and half. in the end, we get the bottom line, no physical impairments, mitt romney is fine. there have been candidates who have released more information than that when they've been
running for president. john mccain when he ran in 2000 and 2008, he made a big deal out of releasing more than 1,000 pages of documents from his health records each time. i think that's because people had questioned his health. also because john mccain has an unusual medical history. he's man who survived prolonged and terrible torture as a prisoner of war for years. he's also a cancer survivor, had a lot of different kinds of skin cancer. john mccain was a bit of exception. he really did produce reams of very detailed health records. the reason he did that was to show he's fine. he's been through a lot but healthy. incidentally, i should say it's senator mccain's 80th birthday today. happy birthday. releasing your health records when you're running f ing fonin president shouldn't be a turning point in your campaign. shouldn't be something people wait for and bigger news when they got them. like releasing your tax returns
if you have normal tax returns, should be a one day story, release that information, people read it and do their due diligence. we read these trorts see if there's anything surprising or disquali disqualifying, basically check the box and move on. should not be a story. this year, it is definitely a story. on the democratic side, hillary clinton last july released a doctor's letter very much in keeping with the modern standard the same information released by barack obama in 2008 and mitt romney in 2012, a page and ha halfish from ther long time doctor, get the rundown of the concussion in 2012 and find out she takes a thyroid drug and anti-histamines for allergy, blood pressure, ekg and cholesterol and bottom line, a healthy female, fit to serve. that happened last july. that's in keeping with modern practice for presidential candidates. last july is when hillary
clinton's doctor's letter was released. we play ed a little bit of an interview of donald trump's doctor and the medical letter released on donald trump, when we played a little bit of that interview we compared to it the timeline we noticed something strange about this part of the interview. >> what was the generation of this letter? how did that come about? tell that story. >> i guess he called and said the clinton organization was going publish a letter on her health. i know her physician and i know some of her health history which is really not so good, so i said, why not. i would do that for you, too. >> reporter: so the car was waiting outside. >> at the end of the day, they came to get their letter. >> reporter: so just tell me about the time crunch, like -- >> i thought about it all day. at the end, i get rushed and i
get anxious when i get rushed. i tried to get four or five l e lines as fast as possible but they would be happy with that. >> reporter: but it was based on your evaluation? >> it's all true. >> okay. a couple things here. aside from him commenting on the health of someone who's not his patient by saying i know some of her doctors, i know her physician, i know some of her health history which is really not so good, aside from the propriety of that, a couple of things, right? why did the trump campaign need its medical letter in such a rush? on the timing of this? this part doesn't make any sense. >> i guess he called and he said the clinton organization was going to publish a letter on her health. >> that's how he sets up by they're in such a rush.
doesn't make any sense at all. the trump campaign released their medical letter from trump's doctor in december. he says he wrote it all in a rush that day because they needed it right away because the clinton organization was going to publish a letter on her health so they needed to come out with a trump letter. that makes no sense in december. hillary clinton had already published a letter on her health five month earlier on her doctor. why was it all of a sud an rush when they had to finish it in five minutes with somebody in a limo black car idling downstairs and he only had five minutes to do it and it was such a rush when her letter had been out for five months? trying to get to the bottom of this, we have now obtained more of the doctor's comments to nbc news about the origin of his document attesting to donald trump's health. this is the only document we've got attesting to donald trump's health. if elected, donald trump would be the oldest person ever sworn
in as president of the united states. we just have this one document and now we know a lot more about this document. i think if the health of the candidates is going to be an issue in this campaign, if donald trump is going to demand more health records be released by hillary clinton, as if hers are somehow a scandal and departure from modern norms here, i think you should see this. we've got extensive remarks here from the doctor reading from a letter he wrote to attest to donald trump's fitness for the president. i i've been the personal physician of mr. donald j. trump since 1980. his previous physician was my father. i am pleased to report mr. trump has had no significant medical problem. mr. trump has had a recent complete medical exam that sh showed only positive results. probably not written correctly but i got a d. in german.
his blood pressure is 110 over 65 and his laboratory tests are astonishingly exllent. >> trump's doctor is saying there, he makes a joke about getting bad grades in german, i don't know. he says, when he gets to the part, mr. trump has had a recent complete medical exam that show only positive results, he gets to that part said ins, i maybe didn't write that maybe it's not write or correct. he shows a little regret at that statement saying donald trump showed only positive results, maybe that wasn't right. then he continues. >> he has no history of ever using chalcohol or tobacco products and if elected i can unequivocally say he will be the healthiest person ever elected to the presidency. >> doctor, phrases like aston h astonishingly excellent seem a little over the top to some people. what do you think about that.
is that the way you write most of your medical letters? >> no. but for mr. trump i wrote that letter. >> did he ask you to describe it that way? to pick up his kind oflage by spe -- of language by spending time with him. >> i think hi picked up his language and interpretered to my own. >> the language of the doctor given us the only documentation that he's got, he said he maybe picked up that language from donald trump himself. that is unusual for a scientist, right, for a medical professional. it has also raised questions about the circumstances under which this strange letter was produced and that has now been explained a couple of different ways by donald trump's doctor. >> reporter: did donald trump write that letter for you? or have any input into that letter? i think that's what people are curious about.
>> doctor bowrote that letter. he wrote that letter. it's enough. >> i wrote that letter in a very good frame of mind sitting here and smiling as i wrote it, too, to be quite honest. >> reporter: the letter does sound peculiar. there was physician on television on another network who said no one would say positive results. >> you know what -- >> how much time do you have to sit here in five minutes? i had five minutes to write that letter. >> okay and -- >> and proof it. >> right. >> five minutes to write that letter while the driver waited for it. >> so you got a request from mr. trump to please have a letter -- >> everybody needs a letter. everybody needs a letter. hillary needed a letter. donald needed a letter. >> reporter: so he came to you to call -- >> he needed this letter and we got his letter. my husband does have a sense of
humor and so the astonishing word can sound however you interpret it. dr. bornein wrote that, with his long hair and his earrings. it's not who he is. he is a brilliant diagnostition and brilliant in his craft. >> the doctor's wife standing up for him, work business at his office. he said it was unproof read, never proofed, such a rush. he previously said he finished it in a frame of mind he wasn't rushed at all, happy sitting there smiling. the letter to attest to the proof of donald trump's hale, why was it so rushed creating a
relaxed frame of mind or anxiety depending which part of the interview we did? why was there such a rush five months after hillary clinton published her letter? it makes no sense at all. what does this doctor actually think about donald trump's health? we just heard there from the doctor and his wife, when he called donald trump astonishi astonishingly excellent, the doctor's wife said, that was meant to be funny, that was meant to be a joke. okay, what are his lab test result, if they're not astoni astonishingly excellent, if that was hilarious, how are his lab test results. watch what the doctor says in detail how healthy he thinks donald trump is. >> so you think donald trump is healthy enough to be president? >> i think he's physically healthy enough. >> do you have any medical
concerns about him? >> medical concerns about him. i guess you have the same average medical concerns you have for a 70-year-old man. >> reporter: the only other question i think people are curious about he would be the healthiest person ever to take office. >> i think most of the list of presidents from the united states like woodrow wilson walking around with a hemorrhage in his brain and eisenhower, one after the other we have not had very -- i mean, these people are older and develop adult illnesses. i don't think there's a heal healthiest person who elected, you didn't elect a 22-year-old. >> reporter: how could you know he would be in the best health of any president in the history of the united states. >> i like that sentence. i like that sentence, to be quite honest with you. all the rest of them are either sick or dead. we've had everything as
president. dementia and people with tumors. we've had everything as president. we've had psychotic and paran d paranoids and we've had all in my own little lifetime. we've had plenty of very disturbed people and fortunately they were held in check. >>. >> reporter: so you've been treating him for 30 years and what's your assessment of his health? >> his health is excellent, particularly his financial health. it works out just fine. he said to me at the door, hey, harold, you think i should run for president. i said, i don't know. he said, but i think it it's a good idea. >> do you think he would be fit to be president of the united states? >> i think he would be as fit as all the rest of them? there's an incidence and prevalence of disease. the incidents are out there. the prevalence is what walks into the office and you identify.
who knows. >> who knows? who knows. he's a 70-year-old man. you have the same average medical concerns you have for a 70-year-old man. also who among us is fit to be president. who knows what people are walking around with. besides, all the other presid t presidents are sick or dead. by the way, eisenhower didn't have polio. who knows? who knows? who knows? is he fit? that actually is the medical assessment of donald trump's health, according to the only person who has ever publicly attested to it and who did so in a half page letter he now says was partially a joke and who knows, really, about donald trump's health? previous presidents are all sick or dead. so of course he's better off. but the trump campaign for president has tried to make a scandal of hillary clinton's health, they tried to make a scandal of hillary clinton's
health letter from her doctor. they're demanding she release more medical records because she hasn't done it right. astoni astonishing, just amazing. we have more ahead tonight. stay with us. >> we've had everything as president, we've had psychotic and paranoids and we've had all in my own little lifetime. we've had plenty of very disturbed people and they've usually been fortunately held in check. >> reporter: you like donald trump. would you vote for donald trump? >> i like donald trump because he likes me. that's what my mother would say. they like you, harold, so you like them. it's easy to love your laxative... ...when that lax loves your body back. only miralax hydrates, eases, and softens to unblock naturally. so you have peace of mind from start to finish. love your laxative. miralax. there's no one road out there. no one surface... no one speed... no one way of driving on each and every road.
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healthyenough. >> do you have any medical concerns about him? >> medical concerns about him. i guess you have the same average medical concerns you have for a 70-year-old man. >> when's the last time you examined him? >> it's not -- >> i don't know. you could look. it's recently. >> within a year? >> certainly within a year. >> it's not -- it's a hispann h violation. >> donald trump's physician, dr. harold bornstein in an interview with nbc news. dr. bornstein is seemingly more circumspect about donald trump's health than he was in writing a letter attesting to donald trump's perfect health especially on the issue whether donald trump would be the hea h healthiest individual elected to the presidency, dr. bornstein basically qualifies that in this follow-up interview saying a lot of really sick people have been president. that's part of why he feels confident in making that
assertion. join us now is dr. zeke emanuel, a white house advisor of health policy at the university of pennsylvania and health advisory of the clinton campaign on health care policy although not on secretary clinton's personal health. nice to see you. thank you for being here. >> nice to be back. >> presidential candidates, do you feel there's a reasonable expectation about what we should get? >> yes. i mean, look, the presidency is a very grueling job. look how president obama has changed over the last eight years. we do know that some presidents have suffered serious illness. eisenhower did have a heart attack. president kennedy had addison's disease, the hormones of the adreamliner gland. you do need some assurance they don't have cancer and can
perform the job and can take the stresses of that job. we have had that standard, as you pointed out at the start of the show. we had these doctors give us a rundown including detailed laboratory tests and detailed screening tests and overall assessment. i think that has been the standard. one other thing that has been the standard is for doctors not to comment on other people they haven't examined called the gold water standard that people were commenting on president gold water's mental capacities in the 1960s and ruled unethical and n unprofessional by doctors who never examined him. >> when we played a little bit of this interview on friday night we played that portion of the tape you heard a moment ago where dr. bornstein, trump's physician says he knows hillary clinton's physician and knows about her medical history and it's not good, that was notable to our audience in the sense
that we got a flood of feedback from our audience on friday night describing that as a very unethical or unto ward or unprofessional thing for dr. morn stein to have done. >> correct. it violated the so-called gold water standard i think is an appropriate standard. you haven't examined someone and don't have the information and don't have the data, you don't go by hears. that's not an evaluation, not how we practice medicine, to comment is unprofessional, especially in public. >> we now have dr. bornstein making different kinds of assertions about donald trump's health than he made in this letter. when pressed by nbc news he says he has the same kind of medical concerns you would have for -- average concer you would have for a 70-year-old man when asked about his assertion donald trump unequivocally would be thae
thaeltiest man ever elected to the presidency he seems to qualify that by saying all previous presidents are sick or dead meaning some previous presidents among us might disagree with. >> i would cut this man a little slack. he's a practicing physician, gastroent gastroenterologist and i think he's now thrust into the national media in this midst of a presidential campaign and he's behaving in ways he shouldn't behave because he's not used to the circumstances and not used to the media. i think it would be better if he just gave us the 1 1/2 letter with details of medications donald trump is taking, his actual laboratory data, physical findings, screening test he's had and not try to play media expert i think he's just out of his league, frankly, and i think it's not doing him any credit and not enlightening the public about donald trump's health and fitness for the job and reass e
reassuring us. it's always cds in this campaign where donald trump asks hillary clinton to release more information and she's been one of the most transparent candidates in history including on the medical history. you do have to wonder a little bit about what donald trump, why he won't get the same kind of letter, if there's anything we need to be concerned about. >>o pin you down, you're s ying you would expect or you would hope that the trump campaign would release more detailed clinical information about trump. it doesn't have to be reams of data but a page and half, the kind of lab results you were just describing, has hillary clinton met that standard? has she released enough health information? >> we got her july -- her physician releasing that page and half in july. we know her cholesterol level and know she's on thyroid medications, we know she has a little alcohol, doctors think is
a good thing. i think we got it from hillary clinton and as you pointed out, mccain gave us 1,000 pages. not sure we need that. what we do need is an accurate summary with a set of data about l labs, medications, screening test and physical exam and then a conclusion. that would be -- it doesn't take much. we send these letters frequently about patients. if you're sending someone to a specialist, that's the letter you expect the primary care doctor to dictate. >> dr. zeke emanuel, clinton advisor on healthcare policy. thank you. appreciate having you here. >> thank you. >> that last point, it feels weird we all feel entitled to have medical information about other people, right? instinctual as humans, you feel that's private. once you're running for president there is a standard in terms of what we're supposed to know about your basic physical
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question 24, what do you have a higher opinion of, donald trump or middle seats on airplanes. those that have a higher opinion of donald trump is 42% and the proportion of those who have a higher opinion of middle seats is 45% an he loses out to a middle seat. 14% of americans interestingly say they don't know which they have a higher opinion of. that means there's room to grow. there is some sunshine in this poll for mr. trump. the american people have exactly as good of an opinion of donald trump as they do of personal injury lawyers and donald trump does beat bedbugs rather reso d resoundi resoundingly. americans prefer donald trump to bedbugs by whopping 22 point margin. earlier on the campaign, you might remember he lost to lice. in this case him beating bedbugs
is good news. the bedbugs want a recount. honestly on the bedbugs thing there is bad news nor the trump campaign or bedbugs, the bedbugs are winning, beating donald trump in popularity when you just ask african-american and hispanic voters what they think. among those groups, donald trump loses to bedbugs. donald trump loses all the would you rathers. african-americans and latino voters have a higher opinion of mosquitoes, carneys, perm injury voters, public restrooms and the bubonic plague than bedbugs. they would greatly prefer the bubonic plague to donald trump. when a significant chunk of the country would prefer the bubonic plague to you, you end up having problems in the bottom line. that's what we see in the latest
presidential head to head matchup hillary clinton leading donald trump by five points, 48-43. she maintains that five point lead if you factor in the other third party candidates. the whole story isn't just the top line result, right? obviously the demographic breakdowns are interesting as well. bedbugs? bubonic plague? when you do polling like this you sometimes find whole new demographics you didn't even know existed like age and party affiliation and who did you vote for last time and race, sometimes you find demographic groups you didn't know could exist in nature. in this new ppp poll, 4% of donald trump voters say donald trump could not be trusted with nuclear weapons. think about that for a second. he could not be trusted with nuclear weapons and they are going to vote for him. hold on a second. every year you have a new
demographics, sometimes it's soccer moms and this year the suici suicidal. i don't think he can be trusted with nuclear weapons and i will give him all the nuclear weapons. how can you say he can't be trusted with them and offer them. even those who say he can't be trusted with nuclear weapons and voting for him and 2% of african-american voters say donald trump cares about black people and latinos. 2%. you see data like this you know donald trump's favorability r e rating among african-americans is going to be really bad? what's that number going to be? 97% of african-americans have an unfavorable view of donald trump. you know it will be bad. his favorable rating is, see that little dash, it's not even a number, a scratch. 3% of african-americans say they don't know. 97% say uh-huh and scratch say,
yeah, i like him. the election is a long way off. if you wonder if there is any room to grow? there is. but not likely you he will see it as long as there are headlines like a robocall for white national list david duke urges vote others to vote for him as senator and donald trump for president. david duke for senate and donald trump for president in robocalls. how will that go for appealing to black voters. david duke is telling vote others to send him to washington, d.c. so he can work along the senate with donald trump. donald trump's campaign disav disavowed him. i don't know if it's possible for donald trump to poll lower than a scratch mark with a demographic in this country but
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we just got some breaking news out of the great state of maine where that state's governor is under tremendous pressure where he had an profane outburst in public last week that has members of even his own party publicly questioning his sanity and questioning whether he might possibly be on drugs and suggesting he needs to get professional help. we just had brand new news breaking this hour on that story. that's next. ♪
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being a racist, you [ bleep ] sucker. i want to talk to you. i want you to prove that i'm a ra racist. i've spent my life helping black people and you little son of a -- socialist [ bleep ] sucker you i need you to just friggin i want you to record this and make it public because i am after you. thank you. >> thank you. governor of the state of maine. now, we know what happened after that. we now know hours after leaving that message for the state senator gattine, he called him back again, after the thre threatening swearing i'm after you thank you message, he called back again and left another message for the same state rep this time inviting him to meet the governor in person. he said he wanted to debate him in person. we then learned that town hall meet writing they could meet in
person, the governor announced he would hold that meeting in that state representative's hometown. we would go to his hometown of westbrook, maine that he represents. having left him that jaw dropping phone message and calling back to say you better meet me in person and calling in the press thereafter to tell the reporters in the state of maine he would actually like this shoot that state rep in the face, right between the eyes, then he announced where he was going go was the city where this democratic lawmaker lives. well, that city, its mayor and other city leaders wrote an open letter to the people of maine about their governor, supporting their local state rep, said in part quote lepage's voice mail to representative gattine is so outrageous it is beyond our ability to know how to respond. his threat to want to shoot him between the eyes would be reprehensible coming from anybody but from the individual holding the position of governor of our state, it is insanity.
state representative drew gattine said it was too early to think about whether he wanted to be in the same room with the governor after receiving the violent threatening message to him. paul lepage did not plan on g e giving him any space, today he said he was going to gattine's hometown wednesday and expected him there. tonight, a little bit of breaking news on that. that town hall may not happen after all. top republicans in this maine state legislature were able to meet with governor lepage this evening and reportedly told him he needs to take some kind of what they called corrective action. this tape is just in from top republicans in the senate and house after that meeting with their governor. >> i don't think he was totally shocked that we're concerned about what's going on. i tnk we were pretty clear in ou disappointment and expectation for changes. again, he's going to talk to some folks he trusts and he knows and reach out to some
folks. and then we will have a conversation. >> what are your thoughts on his town hall meeting scheduled for wednesday at westbrook? >> i don't know if he will follow-through and have that. >> i think the reality is that meeting will be cancelled. >> you think that meeting will be cancelled? governor lepage will be talking to his friends and family how to move forward as maine's governor. we'll get back tomorrow, at least according to those republican state leaders, that in person continuation of his fight with the state rep, that town hall in this state rep's hometown that apparently has been cancelled. are you sure? we have more on that in a moment. stay with us. at the supermarket buying cheese. scandal alert! flo likes dairy?! woman: busted! [ laughter ] right afterwards we caught her riding shotgun with a mystery man. oh, yeah! [ indistinct shouting ] is this your chauffeur? what?! no, i was just showing him how easy it is to save with snapshot from progressive. you just plug it in
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when you go to war you know the enemy the dresses in red and you dress in blue. you shoot at red. don't shoot. you've been in uniform. you shoot at the enemy. you try to identify the enemy. and the enemy right now, the overwhelming majority of people coming in are people of color or people of hispanic origin. >> last few days governor of maine have been escalating series of specifically racial comments culminating in a tirade of swearing threats that the
governor unleashed toward a state representative who he perceived to be critical of him on the issue of racism, that state representative represents the town of westbrook, maine. westbrook, maine as a city and hometown leaders have basically stood up for their state rep issuing an open let to the state of maine. joining us now is the mayor of westbrook maine, she's one of the signers of this open letter. mayor helton, thank you very much for being with us. i'm sorry we're meeting under difficult circumstances here. >> thank you, rachel, for having me. i wish we were talking about some of the other great things happening in the great state of maine. >> let me ask you about this breaking news that we've just reported in the last few minutes. governor lepage made this voicemail on friday. he followed that up by saying he
was coming to your town on wednesday for a townhall meeting. they're believing they will be called off and there will not be some sort of show down. do you know anything about that? >> i certainly do. and it's quite disturbing, all of that language about shooting and coming to get you and, and i want to take you down. it's disturbing. and we certainly have heard from our local police department that's been put on alert for different functions to be available, so it is concerning for our community. it's very concerning. >> has the governor's office worked with you to try to plan this town hall, at least until earlier this evening we thought was going to be happening in your town? >> no, rachel. i have not heard from the governor's office nor has anyone in my office heard directly from the governor's office. we did hear about needing police
detail. our understanding was he did have a scheduled townhall, which he holds periodically in another community, but he decided he would switch that up and come to westbrook. and that's mainly what i heard was from the media, that he was coming to westbrook, no one from my office heard directly from the governor's office. >> can i ask you about this decision you have made, you made this decision to write an open letter about the governor. you said his dehabehavior is unacceptable from anybody, but someone in his position would be called insanity. why did you do that letter in that way? >> he's a very valued member in our community, as of all are our elected officials, when they serve the community, they serve them well. drew is a really outstanding gentleman and he advocates on
behalf of so many individuals and to have that sort of hateful violent language directed at respected member of our community, we felt compelled to take some action, but what can we do. we can at least let the community and the greater state and the governor's office know that will not be tolerated in our community and we will not stand for it. >> mayor colleen hilton of westbrook, maine, thanks so much for being with us tonight and good luck over the next few days, thank you, rachel. >> appreciate it. okay. we'll be right back. stay with us. what up, peyt. you know i have directv nfl sunday ticket. i get every game, every sunday. all in hd. yeah. i know that. so you wanna come over? i'll make nachos! i can't right now man. i'm playing. oh yeah. alright. i'll pencil you in for tuesday. (vo) get nfl sunday ticket included at no extra chae.
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state where his odds of losing that state are considered to be north of 96%. he's going to be campaigning tomorrow, not just fund-raising, but holding a big rally and renting the venue and everything in the state of washington. that's the primary. in the general election, there are some states where it doesn't make any sense at all, right. there are some states where there's no reason for your candidate to go there whatsoever, one of those states would be washington state another one of those states would be texas where donald trump also spent money to rent a venue and campaign last week. another one of those states would be mississippi where he went right after he went to texas. texas and mississippi are not in play for the general election, neither is washington state, but that's what he's doing. that's what he spending his
donor's money on, on the news that he was coming to washington state. they put out a statement that sounds sort of stern, but i think it's stern mas ka ra. his presence drags down the entire republican ticket. for the record, there's not much polling done in a state like washington, the polling we do have for washington suggest that trump really is krip tonight. they say they would vote any candidate who endorsed donald trump. but nonetheless, he's on the way to go spend time at a state he cannot possibly win but he can do additional damage to any republican who might be trying
to hold on to any seat in washington state this november. money well spent. i don't get it. trump rally at 7:00 a.m. whether they like that or not. that does it for tonight, we'll see you again tomorrow, now it's time for the last word with lawrence o'donnel. >> everett washington, okay. >> yeah, why not. >> some donor money burning a hole in his pocket. >> i guess so, that must be it. >> thanks. >> thank you, rachel. well, donald trump is now trying to run for president against anthony weiner. >> it has happened again anthony splashed all over the newspaper and he was quick to seize on the news to attack clinton's judgment. >> did you see the statement before it was released? >> i did. >> and you approved of it? >> mr. trump approves of his statement. >> mention he -- the last thing i want to talk about is anthony weiner because
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