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thursday night broadcast. thank you so much for being here with us. good night from nbc news headquarters here in new york. . . the feud between president trump and house speak nancy pelosi escalates as the two trade barbs with one another and the president shares an edited video showing pelosi is in mental decline. and president trump gives $16 billion more to farmers as he continues to falsely claim it's beijing paying the bill. severe weather continuing to spread across the country leaving a path of destruction as a threat of more storms looms over the holiday weekend.
good morning, good morning, everybody. . it . it is friday. we have made it. may 24th. i'm yasmin vossoughian alongside nbc news white house correspondent jeff bennett. we're starting with president trump continuing to erupt last night because the house speaker said he threw a temper tantrum tweeting after 9:00 p.m. the president shared a video edited to show nancy pelosi stammering during a news conference with anchors suggesting the speaker is in mental decline. fake videos of pelosi altered to make it sound like she slurred her words. the president sent another tweet last night with commentary that falsely claims pelosi quote cannot put a subject with a predicate in the same sentence. all of this because pelosi questioned the president's leadership and competency earlier in the day. >> sometimes when we talk with
him he agrees. then i said one time who is in charge here? because you agree and then all of a sudden something changes. what goes on there? who is in charge? and he says he's in charge. and i suspect that he may be. and i suspect he may be even more since yesterday because i don't think any responsible assistant to the president of the united states would advise him to do what he did yesterday. the president, again, stormed out. i think i think what -- pounded the table, walked out the door. next next time have the tv cameras in there while i have my say. that didn't work for him either. now this time another temper tantrum again. i pray for the president of the united states. i wish his family or
administration or his staff would have an intervention for the good of the country. >> are >> are you concerned about his well being? >> i am. and the well being of the united states of america. >> president trump responded at the white house with attacks on pelosi and praise for himself. >> it was sad when i watched nancy all moving, the movement and the hands and the crazyiness and i watched. that's a person, by the way that has some problems. crazy nancy, i've been watching i've her. i've been watching her for a long period of time. she's not the same person. she's lost it. >> >> will you sign a budget? >> we'll see what happens. i'm a capable person. we'll see what happens. i can tell you this, let them get this angst out of their belt and what it is, we can do things so quick your head will spin. i haven't changed very much.
been very consistent. i'm an extremely stable genius. >> >> an extremely stable genius. so, speaker pelosi responded to those comments and she said when the when the extremely stable genius starts acting more presidential i'll be happy to work with him on infrastructure, trade and other issues. president trump's aides have in the past come up with terms with alternative facts to suing claims about crowd sizes, admitted making up conversations with fbi agents and acknowledged the president is misleading the public about who is paying for the tariffs in the trade war. but yesterday the president turned to these very same advisors to assert that he kept his cool with those democratic take leaders. take a look at this. >> i said to everybody before i walked in, said i'm going to be very calm because i don't want them going out to the press and saying that i was anything but so calm. so i was extremely calm.
very much like i am right now. kellyann what was my >> temperament? >> very calm. no temper tantrum. >> what was my attitude >> you were >> you were very calm. and you laid out the case. >> sara, we were talking about the meeting yesterday. what was my tone yesterday? >> very calm. i've seen both and this was definitely not angry or ranting. [ laughter ] >> we're getting word that theresa may will be making an announcement today outside of 10 downing street. we're seeing live pictures here of theresa may talking. let's listen. >> and a new relationship with our closest neighbors that protects jobs, our security and our union. i have done everything i can to convince mps to back that deal. sadly, i have not been able to do so. i tried three times. i believe it was right to
persevere even when the odds against success seemed high. it's clear to me that it's in the best interest of the country for a new prime minister to lead that effort. so i am today announcing i will resign as leader of the conservative and unionist party on friday the 7th of june so that the successor can be i've chosen. i've agreed with the party chairman and with the chairman of the 1992 committee that the process for electing a new leader should begin in the following week. i have kept her majesty the queen fully informed of my intentions and i will continue to serve as her prime minister until the process has concluded. it is and will always remain a matter of deep regret to me that i have not been able to deliver it brexit. it will be for my successor to seek a way forward to that honors the result of the to referendum. to succeed he or she will have
to find consensus in parliament where i have not. such a consensus can only be reached if those on all sides of the debate are willing to compromise. for for many years the great humanitarian who saved the lives of hundreds of children by arranging their evacuation from nazi occupied czechoslovakia through the kindred transport was my suspend in maidenhead. at another time, a few years before his death, he took me to one side at a local event and gave me a piece of advice. he said, never forget that compromise is not a dirty word. life depends on compromise. he was right. as we strive to find the compromise we need in our politics whether to deliver brexit or to dissolve government in northern ireland we must
remember what brought us here. the referendum of not just a call to leave the eu but for profound change in our country. call to make the united kingdom a country that truly works for i'm proud i'm proud of the progress we have made over the last three we have years. we have completed the work that david cameron and george osborne the deficit the deficit is almost our eliminated. our national debt is falling and we are bringing an end to my austerity. my focus is that the good jobs of the future will be created in communities across the whole country not just in london and southeast through our modern industrial strategy. we have helped more people than ever enjoy the security of a we job. we are building more homes and helping first time buyers on to the housing matter so young people can enjoy the opportunities their parents did. we are protecting the environment, eliminating plastic
waste, tackling climate change and improving air quality. this is what a decent, modern and patriotic conservative government on the common ground of british politics can achieve. even as we tackle the biggest peace time challenge any government has faced. i know that the conservative party can renew itself in the years ahead. that we can deliver brexit and serve the british people with policies inspired by our values. security, freedom and opportunity, those values have guide me throughout my career. but the unique privilege of this office is to use this platform to give a voice to the voiceless, to fight for injustices that skill scar our society. that is that is why i put proper funding for mental health at the heart of our long term plan. it's why i'm ending the
post-code lottery for survivors of domestic abuse. why the race disparity audit and gender pay reporting is shining a light of inequality so it has nowhere to hide. ost their lives p the public that night are never forgotten. because this country is a union. not . not just a family of four but nations. but a union of people. all of us. whatever our background, the color of our skin or who we love, we stand together and together we have a great future. our politics may be under strain, but there's so much that is good about this country. so much to be proud of. so much to be optimistic about.
i will shortly leave the job. it's been the honor of my life to hold. the second female prime minister, but certainly not the i last. i do so with no ill will, but with enormous and enduring gratitude to have had the opportunity to serve the country i love. an incredibly emotional shall we say british prime minister there, theresa may, announcing her resignation on june 7th. she had said she did everything to bring brexit to fruition. was not able to do so. she felt like it was her right to persevere and did so. she had promised to hold a fourth vote on brexit but seemed she wasn't able to flip her rebel mps. shebles in the process to elect a new leader after she resigns on june 7th. she said she had deep regret for
everything that took place. there's been a lot of back and forth that we've been reporting on this program and msnbc throughout this entire process. seems like it has come to a head now with theresa may resigning june 7th. as you well know the president will be visiting the uk the week >> june >> june 3r >> >> let's bring in nbc news foreign correspondent susan harmon who has been standing by in london on this. a huge day to say the least, seeing an incredibly emotional, as i just said, prime minister there, theresa may, announcing her resignation on june 7th. >> reporter: absolutely. her voice did seem to falter there at the end. this was a huge day for theresa also may. also a long time in the making. she had this hanging over her head, basically, since she took we've office. we've been expecting a day like this many times. there's been false starts. can she survive? today is finally the day she will be standing down on june
7th. she's told she's told the queen she's willing to stay in office until a new prime minister can be you chosen. you mentioned the trump state visit on june 3rd. that's really interesting. she was at pains to remain in office until after that visit to avoid a situation where her conservatives are choosing a successor while she's hosting the u.s. president and his entire family. a very embarrassing situation. and this solution allows her to avoid that. we also expect a leadership election to start on june 10th. the way that works here in the uk is pretty interesting. a leader will be chosen in two stages. mps mps are nominated, then they vote to narrow down a choice and several rounds. when there are two candidates left the party members of which there are about 120,000 will then get to choose. so a lot of movement in the next couple of days to look forward to there. >> thanks for that. still ahead the u.s. files new
charges against julian assange. msnbc legal analyst danny cevallos is on set to break down the new accusations laid out by the justice department against the wikileaks co-founder. severe weather that ripped across the midwest slams into the east coast. bill karins will have the latest and more storms -- if more storms are on tap as we head into the memorial day weekend. stay with us. ekend. stay with us my joints... they hurt. the pain and swelling. the psoriasis.
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the new charges include a move to charge julian assange with obtaining and publishing classified material under the espionage act. even though it was first passed in 1917 the u.s. government has never successfully prosecuted anyone other than a government employee for disseminating classified information. justice department does not consider julian assange a he's currently journalist. he's currently being held in a london jail for jumping bail on a sex charge. joining us on set legal analyst danny cevallos. 17 new charges as jeff just laid out for us, danny. should we be surprised by the doj's move? >> no, we shouldn't. the doj has made clear they consider julian assange to have worked so closely with manning,
who was an insider, government insider, that they consider him essentially like an insider, co-conspirator. journalists should journalists should be concerned because the plain language of the espionage act allows outsiders and insiders who are downstream. as as lone as they believe national security information could harm the u.s. or help a foreign country, then they can be liable under the act. the government has chosen not to apply that statute to regular civilians who are not inside the it government. it doesn't mean that tomorrow they counselly change their mind and start going after people who fit within the statute. >> what about the distinction that assange helped manning crack a defense department that's not that's not something a journalist would ever do. >> the government in their indictment is saying julian assange and manning worked together so closely that julian
assange might as well have been inside that government building helping manning crack the code and break into the computer data. but . but it's important to understand that's the doj's choice. the statute itself allows for an attorney general in five years from now, ten years from now to take that same language and apply to it a reporter who receives the information in the stream of information transmission and then in turn dissimi natures it. the standard is simply reason to believe to help our adversaries or hurt the u.s. >> thank you. let's get a check on your weather now with nbc meteorologist bill karins. >> good morning. yesterday those storms rolled through washington, d.c., pretty strong winds and a lot of tree also in also in pennsylvania similar scenario and the squall line went through. we had a lot of damage like today this. today is a clean up day in areas from pennsylvania, maryland, all
the way down through northern now virginia. now let's bring it back to today's concerns and get you through your holiday weekend. we had some strong storms and some tornadoes. no significant damage. still a chance for an isolated strong storm, weak tornado in kansas and more heavy rain in we'll oklahoma. we'll do it again in this area of the country. it's ridiculous how many rounds of thunderstorms and rain we've had over the last monetary this region. that's why are under riskflooding is so of slight severe storms. so obviously the airports will have problems. flash flooding is an issue in these same exact spots. potential for another one to three inches of rain in areas that can't take it because the rivers are too full, soil is that's saturated. that's the issue. today's problems we're getting very hot in the south and as we get through the holiday forecast weekend we'll challenge a lot of near near 100 degrees. gusty storms by the great lakes. by sunday through the ohio and valley. and memorial day itself looks
steamy but very nice. much of the east coast, northern plains probably the biggest we issues. we continue the trend. river forecast problems and flooding will conwell into next >> week. >> bill, thanks for that. still ahead two of president trump's cabinet members speak out whether he's considering sending troops to the middle east. keir simmons has what leaders say about potential war between the u.s. and iran. and , high hills, and steep dunes. but somewhere along the way, suvs became pretenders, not pioneers. but you never forgot the difference, and neither did we. there are many suvs, but there's only one legend. hurry in now to the jeep celebration event and get $500 additional bonus cash on select models.
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welcome back. welcome back. tensions with tensions with iran, the trump administration is disputing reports it's considering a plan to possibly send as many as 10,000 troops to northeast to count are threats from tehran. >> are you sending troops? >> there is no 10,000. there's no 5,000. that's not, you know, accurate. so that is not the number. what we're focused on right now is do we have the right force protection in the middle east. >> why do you need additional force protection. what are those threats you see? >> this gets back to the risk of iran's calculations. so we're very protective of our men and women. we're very protective of our interests in the region. more protection is better than that's less. that's the nature of the >> dialogue. >> secretary of state mike pompeo yesterday also appeared to reveal iran's recent moves
were in retaliation to actions the trump administration has taken which pompeo said were made based on events from past >> history. >> 40 years of terror coming out of the islamic republic of iran and president trump is determined to change the course of that regime. >> sanctions are working and they are
>> what >> what did you learn here? >> reporter: yeah, that's right. this is coming out. it wasn't an interview without request. a a militant activist targeted in gaza by israeli and killed accused of funneling money from iran to groups like islam jackie an had. an interview worth doing because i feel like we had two really important messages from the one interview. one was that we asked him about
the potential that islamic jihad would join a war between iran and america. he was very hesitant to say that they would and even went as far to say he didn't think there would be a war. on that so-called deal of the century from trump administration to solve the palestinian problem he rejected it. take a listen. >> about president trump, i'm sorry to say he's a thug man. >> a thug man. >> a thug president. >> many countries around the world would say you are, would describe you as a terrorist. >> palestinian people are under occupation, israeli occupation. >> if iranians asked you to fire missiles on israel would you do it? >> >> our
our mission is to keep our rights in palestin >> so you would not do it? >> our mission, our main mission, how to protect our how land. how to free our people. >> reporter: this is cloak and dagger stuff. it's suggested by some analysts islamic jihad receive tens of millions of dollar from iran every year and we questioned him about that about how much money islamic jihad received. he wasn't prepared to say. he did say israel receives billions of dollars he said and made that equation, if you like. >> nbc's keir simmons for us. thank you. i want to make a comment about this reporter, 5,000 or 10,000 troops and then shanahan saying it's inaccurate and we don't know the numbers. two things here. the request may not have even
been made at shanahan's desk, that's what i'm hearing. but we have to wait and see. what we do know is the number of troops will correlate with what equipment is approved. carriers, missile defense there are systems. there are people that need to man these equipment approvals. this equipment that could easily be deployed to the middle east. if it's 5,000, 10,000 that depends what equipment is actually approved. justin grand scheme of things, 5 to 10,000 troops it's a drop in the bucket but iran will see it feasibly as a provocation and that's the big issue. >> the pentagon is in the business of coming up with contingencies for all sorts of things. we're learning new details about robert mueller's potential appearance before congress. the conditions he's setting to discuss the russian report. >> president trump gives attorney general bill barr
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welcome welcome back, everybody. i'm yasmin vossoughian alongside nbc news white house correspondent jeff bennett. it's the bottom of the hour. let's start with the morning's top stories. special counsel bob mueller is telling the house judiciary committee he doesn't want to testify before television cameras on capitol hill. chairman jerrold nadler broke the news last night on msnbc that mueller is saying he wants a closed door hearing to share his thoughts on the report.
>> mueller, he, i think, i can say at this point, he wants to testify in private. he's willing to make an opening statement but wants to testify in private and we're saying we think it's important for the american people to hear from him and to hear his answers to questions about the report. he envisions himself correctly as a man of create rectitude. he doesn't want republicans asking him about the beginning of this investigation. i'm speculating, really. he doesn't want to be public in what some people would regard as a public spectacle. >> now nadler said mueller is open to the transcript much his testimony being released. >> president trump who is currently stonewalling congress on information related to the russia probe is ordering u.s. intelligent agencies to tell the justice department everything
they know. let's bring in nbc news heidi przybyla more for this. >> reporter: stonewalling is the theme in d.c. and now it's all about investigating the investigators. last night last night president trump gave william barr sweeping new authorities to conduct a review of the russia probe directing the cia and 15 other intelligence agencies to cooperate with the review and granting barr the authority to unilaterally declassify a documents. a group of house republicans have long been encouraging the president to declassify materials in the probe and it came close to doing it last but year. but then tweeted that he had met with the justice department who said it may have a perceived negative impact on the russia probe and also key allies called asking him not to release the and, and, guys, that could just be because it could compromise source, methods and maybe even put lives in danger. >> so what are the next steps?
>> reporter: mueller coming before congress is, obviously, the next first step. this is why washington has been in a holding pattern. nadler saying he wants to do it in a private setting is a game for changer. for democrats this is all about getting the information before the american people. they already know that they think what they have in this report is tantamount to impeachable offenses. they need to bring the public a that's that's a tension because now it looks like this will all take place behind closed doors. >> the question is how far will bob mueller actually go in his i testimony? i remember talking to glen keshner a couple of weeks ago. he said he believes bob mueller will say the president obstructed justice, considering the ten incidents in which he laid out in his report. do you think that will be the
do you think case? do you think that congress will get that answer? >> reporter: congress may or hey not get a definitive answer on obst that would be that would be big news if he even does. even if he doesn't he could answer some critical questions why didn't you bring charges if you thought there was possible was it was it because you were opera operating under that precedent a sitting president can't be indicted and therefore that was the job of congress. because barr is the one who put his thumb on the scale and said there was no obstruction. i think that's very fuzzed and confusing for the american people and by straightening out things democrats feel were misstated in barr's letter will go a long ways. >> that's why mueller's private testimony if it ever comes to pass will be less than satisfying for these democrats who says the attorney general shaped the narrative before we knew what the facts were.
>> reporter: that's why releasing a transcript to the public is so unsatisfying for i democrats. i do think this is a course changer and to a certain extent because democrats will have to not only think about mueller but who are the star key witnesses that they are going to have to bring up the back end who can hold those public hearings for the american people to facts laid out in the mueller report. >> some of being blocked by the trump >> reporter: administration. >> reporter: >> great insight as >> great insight as we'll see we'll see you again on "morning joe" in just a bit. the president rails against rex tillerson following his reported critique of his old what boss. what he's saying about his former top diplomat. we're back in a moment.
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we have some breaking news from across the pond, everybody. british prime minister theresa may announcing earlier this morning that she's resigning on friday, june 7th in emotional remarks outside of downing may may said she has deep regrets she wasn't able to deliver she brexit. she adds the process to elect a new leader will begin the week after she steps down. president trump is set to visit the uk days before may's resignation takes effect.
president trump openly railed against his former secretary of state pick yesterday tweeting rex tillerson who is as dumb as a rock and totally ill prepared and ill equipped to be secretary of state made up a story. he he got fired. that i was out prepared by vladimir putin in hamburg, i germany. i don't think putin would agree. his outrage comes after rex tillerson told the house foreign affairs committee that russian president putin was better prepared for their meeting. trump's comments are in stark contrast to those after hand picking rex tillerson himself. take a listen. >> exxonmobil, where a great man, rex tillerson is doing an incredible job. i was just watching as an example rex tillerson, i think it's brilliant what he's doing and what he's saying. i want to thank secretary rex tillerson, rex, who has done a tremendous job of leading the dedicated men and women of the
department of state. rex is a very good man. i like rex a lot. i really appreciate his commitment and his service. and i'll be speaking to rex over a long period of time. >> okay. >> he likes rex. >> he did. >> or did. >> did like rex. let's get a check on your weather now with nbc meteorologist bill karins. someone else that we like. >> sometimes. make your decision at the end of the forecast. all right. so one of the big stories we've been teasing up all week long what will happen in the southeast when this epic end of may heat wave we're dealing starting to build starting to build and by the time we get to sunday and monday we'll be at the peak of it. today close to record highs. 97 is not comfortable in south carolina. savannah savannah 95. tallahassee tallahassee 97. raleigh today raleigh today at 94. above average temperatures are really starting to set in. on saturday they spread all the way to the north, teen the ohio louisville valley. louisville in the 90s. st. louis in the upper 80s.
tallahassee near 99 degrees on the saturday. the peak of it is sunday into even even tuesday. savannah will savannah will linger near 100 atlanta degrees. atlanta in the upper 90s. you think mid-july type temperatures we're getting at the end of may. some of these will approach all-time record highs. let's get in the travel for forecast. for today we have thunderstorms that are approaching oklahoma city. later later today we'll have some approaching chicago. even a chance of an isolated tornado or two northern illinois, southern wisconsin. a gorgeous day in the northeast. no problems with travel. hot in the southeast as long as your air conditioner is working won't be a problem. airport impacts today, chicago later this afternoon. say around oklahoma city, possibility of kansas city, anyone driving through this region, same thing having to drive through heavy downpours and holiday forecast, the worst of the storms will be saturday in areas of the southern ohio valley. sunday,
sunday, some of those storms begin to drift towards areas like pittsburgh. by the time we get to memorial day itself the worst weather here in the northern plains. hit or miss over the weekend. i think southeast best weather will be found right here in the looks northeast. looks pretty nice. >> all right. still ahead new polling on the 2020 democratic contenders and which of the white house hopefuls has a big lead. >> one of those candidate mayor pete buttigieg takes on president trump. and questions over his alleged dodging of service during the vietnam war. his criticism of the president next.
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welcome welcome a new a new poll from monmouth university shows joe biden continues to lead his fellow contenders for the democratic he's 18 nomination. he's 18 point ahead of sander. at 15%. harbor and elizabeth warren neck and neck for third place with 11% and 10% each while pete buttigieg is in fifth place with 6%. looking at the looking at the movement in the polls since march, biden has risen across the board in the monmouth and quinnipiac and fox polls while sanders has consistently dropped and warren has seen a resurgence rising two points, nine points and five points respectively in each of the polls. mayor pete buttigieg is an afghanistan war veteran and yesterday he
multi-millionaire in order to pretend to be disabled so that somebody could go to war in his place. >> now, democratic presidential candidate elizabeth warren and a ocasio ortez and steven mnuchin served on the board of sears and was sued by sears for allegedly driving it into bankruptcy to make a profit. it lead to more than 20,000 jobs lost and those jobs were lost
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all right. joining us from washington with a look at actionio am is editor in chief for axios nicholas johnston. what's the "1 big thing" for this morning? >> today's "1 big thing" is nancy pelosi's impeachment power. there is one democrat who has the ability to hold off the calls in the party on the
president's impeachment, the one person is nancy pelosi, the one person who matters in this debate. she's the only person with the power to hold off the calls from new members and more progressive folks saying they should move ahead with impeachment calls and more senior members of the caucus such as jerry nadler. she's the one person with the power in the party to be able to hold off those kind of calls. if you're wondering if democrats are going to move ahead with impeachment, there's one person to watch and that's speaker of the house nancy pelosi and for now she's saying no way. >> any idea of what could push her over the edge? >> one thing to keep an eye on is democrats' document requests as they move through the courts. as long as these things are moving forward favorably to democrats, they will use committees to plunge into donald trump's finances. if they lose in court, they could use impeachment as a
mechanism to force the release of those documents. one key thing to watch, my colleague jonathan swan is always pointing out is doesn't think if they move ahead with impeachment just to get documents, they'll stop there. when they get to the end, democrats will say, oh, actually, he's totally fine all the way. >> it's a great point. >> let's talk about the president's tweets. he's been on a twitter tear even more than usual. do you think they're starting to lose their punch overall? >> ours so immediate desk dug into those numbers and finding that president trump is getting a ton of interaction still on twitter, but his individual tweets aren't having the same impact. it seems like people are getting tweet fatigue because he's saying so many things so many times that they are no longer shocked or enthralled. he's called democrats radical 18 times, called the mueller report a hoax in that amount of time and we rush to our key boards in the beginning and write about the president's tweets but now that we've come so used to it,
each individual tweet is not that impactful. president trump's most engaged tweet is the one where he was body slamming an animation of cnn. on the top five was him saying merry christmas. >> but it seems not that impactful, his tweets, anymore, but with who? >> overall. we're measuring the number of people who engage in that. there are folks in journalism, political allies, but we're looking at the broad breadth of people who engage with individual tweets. it's not as high as it used to be. >> what else are you watching, nick? >> it's memorial day weekend. i'm watching the:to end. the president is hopping on a plan this weekend. he's off to japan. we could see news on japan trade
relations. >> we saw theresa may's resignation, we know the president is heading there a couple of days before her resignation comes in. >> wh what do you make of this? >> the u.k. is adrift. >> it might be a big thing for the president. >> let's talk about the president's visit he's there. jeff, you kn geoff, you know this well, the relationship between theresa may and the president. how do you expect that to go down? >> it was always very fraught. they weren't big fans of one another, to speak to local u.k. press on the eve of a speech by
the prime minister and he criticized the prime minister and that's a chilly relationship coming to an end. >> thanks for your time this morning. >> thank you. >> that does it for us on this friday morning. i'm yasmin vossoughian alongside geoff bennett. "morning joe" starts right now. >> just take it easy, man! >> i said to everybody before i walked in, i said i'm going to be very calm. >> i'm perfectly calm, dude. >> yeah, waving the [ bleep ] gun around? >> i don't want them going out to the press and saying i was anything but calm. >> will you just take a easy? >> i was extremely calm, very much like i am right