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>> that's all for this edition of "dateline." i'm craig melvin. than, for watching. good morning. i'm jo ling kent in new york at msnbc world headquarters. it's 6:00 in the east. it's 3:00 a.m. out west. here is what's happening right now. it sure is warm and it's only going to get hotter. excessive heat warnings gripping much of the country. how americans are coping and when we're going to get relief. the president taking a new swipe at minnesota congresswoman ilhan omar. her message back to him this morning. also the issue of race in the 2020 election, why the president has made it the apparent center of his re-election campaign. plus the return of hope hicks, white house democrats are ordering her back to capitol hill. first this morning,
president trump renewing his attacks on four congresswomen of color, targeting them as un-american for criticizing his administration and u.s. policies. the president in an about-face yesterday praised his supporters who chanted "send her back" at a rally in north carolina. they were echoing his criticism of congresswoman ilhan omar. >> i'm unhappy with the fact that a congresswoman can hate our country. those people in north carolina, those are incredible people, those are incredible patriots, but i'm unhappy when a congresswoman goes and says, i'm going to be the president's nightmare. she's going to be the president's nightmare. she's lucky to be where she is. >> just a day earlier the president had said he disagreed with the chant and he was not happy about it. he also claimed he tried to silence the audience, but here is the video evidence that shows he allowed that chant to go on for 13 seconds.
>> i felt a little bit badly about it, but i will say this, i did -- and i started speaking very quickly. >> omar has a history of launching vicious anti-semitic screeds. >> send her back. send her back. send her back. send her back. send her back. >> she talked about the evil israel. >> the president's latest attack on congresswoman omar came after she returned home to minnesota on thursday where she was greeted by cheering supporters. >> welcome home ilhan. welcome home ilhan. welcome home ilhan. welcome home ilhan. >> she became a u.s. citizen
when she was 17 years old. she's vowing not to relent. >> he is threatened because we are inspiring people to dream about a country that recognizes their dignity and their humanity. when i said i was the president's nightmare, well, you're watching it now. >> former first lady michelle obama weighing in yesterday tweeting, what truly makes our country great is its diversity. i've seen that beauty in so many ways over the years. whether we're born here or seek refuge here, there's a place for us all. we must remember it's not my america or your america, it's our america. >> joining me is brittany shepherd from yahoo news. yesterday before leaving his golf club in new jersey, guys, the president was asked whether it was beneficial for him politically to be attacking these four congresswomen of color. here is his answer. >> i don't know if it's good or
bad politically. i don't care. i don't care about politics. i don't care if it's good or bad about politics. many people say it's good. i don't know if it's good or bad. i can tell you this, you can't talk that way about our country, not when i'm the president. >> brittany, what do you make of the president's claim here? he's repeatedly tried to portray this so-called squad as the face of the democratic party. >> obviously the president carries about politics. i've been covering the white house for a couple years now. every time i'm near the president, optics are an important thing to him, especially when he's in the swings of a campaign season. what we saw in north carolina is something the president loves, throwing red meat to his base and igniting them so he can campaign off their energy. it's not a refrain we haven't seen before. so to say that he is adverse to politics just seems a bit off base to his normal narrative.
>> that sure is true. joe, what's your assessment of the president, claiming he doesn't care whether his attacks on the squad are good for him politically or bad for him. >> i don't think he looks at it in terms of good or bad. i think he looks at it in terms of ratings. that's whae what he's seen time after time after time, people are generating buzz. whether it's riling up people or getting his base on board, that's what he likes. he loves the ratings aspect of these big controversies and big feuds that he often likes to keep going time after time again. >> the four congresswomen he is targeting have tried to depict his attacks as a distraction from the real issues and the policies that matter to a lot of voters. let's listen to this. >> this is a person to really wants to vilify, demonize not only immigrants, but even communities of color. >> there's no bottom to the barrel of vitriol that will be
used to weaponize to stifle those who want to advance rights for all people in the united states. >> we are a destruction to the business as usual that's been washington. >> there's no insurgency, there's nothing con spiritual when we are four lawmakers who happen to land in the same place on the same issue time and time again. >> brittany, have these congresswomen been able to successfully counter the president's rhetoric in any way here? >> they've definitely been able to change the narrative and the messaging from just two weeks ago when we saw lots of infighting with the democratic party, chiefly from leadership in nancy pelosi. that narrative of democrats cannibalizing themselves is something republicans were able to both fundraise on and use as a tactic against the left, and now he's -- maybe to his disappoint, he's shifted the narrative away from that and been able to unify democrats
both on the hill and on the trail against the president obviously a couple weeks in advance of the next debates is an unideal news cycle for the president. >> i want to talk about the republicans in congress, too. nbc news has learned some of the president's republican allies on the hill have voiced their concerns about the "send her back" chants to vice president mike pence. publicly we've seen some republicans depending the president. listen to this. >> any time you get into a crowd like that, you've got a lot of supporters. they're going to say what they want to say. >> he moved on in the spice. he never joined in. you want to hold him accountable for something in a big audience, i think that's an unfair position. >> isn't it racist to say "send her back?" >> no, i don't think it's racist to say -- was it racist to say love it or leave it. i don't think a somali refugee embracing trump would not have been asked to go back. if you're a racist you want
everybody to go back to somali to go back because they're black or they're muslim. >> why are republicans not breaking with the president? >> those two senators, they're up for re-election and they need that base to support them. some of the more outspoken members, they might have a safer district where they can distance themselves from the president when need be, but they're obviously not prominent voices like senator graham is chairman of the judiciary committee. we'll see the loudest voices sticking with the committee. that's how strong his grip is. >> we talked about the warm welcome congresswoman omar received. here are some of her supporters reacting to the president's attacks. >> i think think she's terribly brave and courageous and i think she represents our district
very, very well, all people in our district. >> it's really easy to be disgusted at the consistent islamophobic, sexist, racist attacks from this president against powerful women of color in general, but against ilhan in particular. >> it's clear to me and to a lot of people and a lot of voters that he is a racist and he's just got a message of hate, and we're not about that here. >> brittany, those are obviously omar supporters. how do you think the president's rhetoric is playing out with other voters like swing voters, moderates? >> well, race baiting so close to a critical election never bodes well for an incumbent. of course, the president's most ardent supporters seem to not break with him even when the most ratcheted up controversies surround the president. however, you're going to see moderate voters who may not believe with all the policies
and the green new deal, maybe shimmy left to where they're most comfortable because they can't seem to align themselves with racist rhetoric. the president and the campaign came against this caravan that came up through mexico and south america. they thought that harping on a pro american, anti immigrant message would help them. look what happened in the house. democrats flipped several, several seats, and it was not necessarily a big win for republicans last november. i think you're going to see that again in 2020 if he keeps hamering down on this rhetoric. >> joe, do you agree with brittany's assessment here? >> certainly. he can also alienate himself from the swing voters who aren't that base that clings to him no matter what. but again, at the same time, the president has a low approval rating, but he has also benefited from a very strong economy and that is really helpful for him when you look at
it in terms of re-election chances. in terms of keeping the senate, the map is pretty favorable to republicans. you haven't seen challengers emerge. i think all the other factors outside of this, it still seems pretty positive for the president in terms of 2020 outcome. >> all right. we'll see how this develops next week. joe, brittany, thanks so much. >> thanks. now to breaking news on escalating tensions between the u.s. and iran. u.s. central command saying it is increasing air patrols following iran's detention of a second british-operated tanker yesterday in the strait of hormuz. one tanker has now been released, but the uk is warning iran of serious consequences if it does not release the second tanker. a new report that a member of congress has become the most high ranking u.s. official to meet with iran. president trump was asked about iran yesterday as he left the white house for the weekend. >> we're going to be speaking with the uk, and there only goes
to show what i'm saying about iran. trouble, nothing but trouble. >> nbc's ali arouzi joins us from tehran. are the u.s. and iran closer than ever to conflict or closer to negotiations? >> reporter: hey, jo. that's the $64,000 question, isn't it? even though the situation is very combustible and these dangerous cycles of reprisals, drone for drone, tanker for tanker, seem to be happening with alarming frequency, i don't think we're on the brink of war, not yet anyway. as a level of restraint is being shown by both sides, even though the situation is very heated. with that said, however, the prospect of direct, meaningful dialogue between tehran and washington remains illusive. president trump again spoke about iran yesterday. he blamed iran for mall line
activities let's take a listen to what he said, but his policy still isn't very clear. >> i have many people involved and iran is going to work out very nicely. iran is showing their colors, going to work out very nicely. iran is in big trouble right now. their economy is crashing. it's coming to a crash. they're trying to bring soldiers back home because they can't pay them. a lot of bad things are happening to them, and it's very easy to straighten out, or if it's very easy for us to make it a lot worse. >> reporter: jo, offers of talks have been dangled by both sides, but it hasn't been enough to get the ball rolling. the trump administration says they're willing to talk, but at the same time they're applying maximum pressure. iran says remove that pressure and they'll talk, leaving us essentially in a stalemate. iran's foreign minister has been meeting members of congress. he wouldn't say who. he also floated the idea of iaa
inspectors being in iran permanently. that was sunk by u.s. officials who said he didn't have the authority to make such a proposal. we haven't heard anything along those lines from the very top leadership here in iran. look, the bottom line is, as long as these tit for tats continue and the absence of dialogue and other countries are getting drawn in like the uk who want the nuclear deal to work, but due to circumstances are getting closer to the u.s. position on iran, then this standoff is going to become very difficult to resolve. especially as the policy here in tehran seems to push back hard the more they're squeezed. it's basically leaving both sides on a slippery slope. jo. >> ali arouzi in tehran, thanks so much. today's other big headline, a heat wave sweeping across most of the country this weekend shattering record temperatures and putting more than 150
million people under heat alerts or advisories. nbc's blayne alexander has more. >> reporter: in madison, wisconsin, a mechanical fire at this power plant. >> there's a transformer active fire. >> reporter: knocked out power downtown on the hottest day of the year. with the summer heat wave sweeping the country, in kansas city it feels like 110. in omaha and des moines, 114, heat that's already proving deadly. former new york giants player mitch pet tris just 32 years old died of apparent heat stroke in arkansas after working outside. >> the temperatures in new york city are climbing so high this weekend, the city has canceled the planned triathlon, but the heat wave is expected to break on monday bringing slightly cooler temps to millions of people across the country. can't wait for that. why hope hicks' testimony to congress is coming under scrutiny. now the chairman of the
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did you know about the payments? >> later on i knew, later on. you have to understand, ainsley, what he did -- and they weren't taken out of campaign finance. that's the big thing. did they come out of the campaign? they didn't come out of the campaign. they came from me. they didn't come out of campaign. my first question when i heard about it, was did they come out
of the campaign because that could be a little dicy. they didn't come out of the campaign. but they weren't -- it's not even a campaign violation. >> that's the president last august, but according to newly unsealed court documents from prosecutors in the southern district of new york, president trump and former white house communications director hope hicks were in regular communication with michael cohen while a payment to stormy daniels in 2016 was arranged. based on the timing and content of the calls and messages, quote, at least some of these communications concerned the need to prevent stormy from going public, particularly in the wake of the "access hollywood" story. joining me is msnbc legal analyst danny savalos. what did we not know before? >> there was more evidence corroborating michael cohen's conviction, the crime he was
convicted of, campaign finance law violations, was directed by the president. he stood up in court and said as much. then the government followed suit with a brief saying yes, we agreed with his version. now we have these documents corroborating, not out right conclusively proving, but certainly corroborating with all these text messages and phone calls, that the president was the head of this alleged crime. there's nothing else to call it except that's exactly what michael cohen called it, and quietly, in the wake of the 40-plus page mueller report, this has been the strongest evidence of a crime by the president. forget russia collusion, forget obstruction of justice, this is the greatest threat to the trump presidency. >> what happens after trump leaves office? is he going to be facing an indictment right away, is there a statute of limitations? >> it's possible. the government has several different strategies to avoid the statute of limitations.
and yes eve never dealt with tolling or pausing the statute of limitations while a sitting president is in office if the government believes, as we know it does, that it can't indict a sitting president. it is entirely pos b and always been possible since michael cohen pleaded guilty that this campaign finance violation law crime could be what trump faces his greatest threat from, again, not russia collusion, not obstruction of justice, but these tiny campaign finance law. michael cohen is serving prison time right now for it. >> we also know based on phone records hicks was allegedly involved in covering up this story. according to the house judiciary committee, it's inconsistent with her testimony here, but hicks' lawyer is saying her testimony was truthful. so what's your take on this? did hicks give the full story here? >> in my experience as a criminal defense attorney, time and time again you see witnesses
and regular folks think wrongly that, hey, i'll just tell the court i don't know or i don't remember. they can't prove i remember. wrong. the government can use circumstantial evidence to make it so clear that you do, even if they don't have the actual words of your text message. if they show, as they do with these hope hicks documents there were all these phone calls in which all these players were involved right around the time the payments were made, the hush money payments were made, then this corroborating evidence becomes powerful, powerful circumstantial evidence that you did, in fact, know, and it's not realistic that you didn't know about what was going on. >> do you think it's a failure of memory here potentially, or do you think she does know and it just wasn't conveyed because of all the lawyers in the room when she was testifying, all the limitations? >> there's nothing more valuable in criminal defense than not knowing stuff. the less you know about stuff, the better it is for a criminal
defendant. so in this case, hope hicks is no exception. the less she knows -- by the way, this has been very specific to hope hicks. the less hope hicks has known has been better for hope hicks. now, if it is true she misled congress in saying i didn't know about this stuff, or if she was playing word jujitsu by saying, well, i wasn't present but maybe i was hearing it through the phone, these could be little nuance things that congress won't take too kindly to. the real question is whether or not did she know, did she truly follow, did she truly remember and she misled congress, or is it realistic that she just didn't know about these things and learned about them through press reports. >> we want to get to one more thing on the judiciary. is hicks going back to having more questioning here, is that good for congress here? does that put them at an advantage as you sort of alluded to earlier? >> if i were to place money, it
would be that hope hicks will return, mostly because she's no longer within the executive branch. we have seen over the past few weeks that congress theoretically has the power to subpoena executive branch members. once a person leaves and is in the private sector, congress's power to subpoena skyrockets. if you were a betting person, the bet would be on hope hicks returning if and only if congress really wants her to. >> how much more can congress get out of this, do you think? >> they can show she may have misled them or deceived them about what she knew. do they really want to plant their flag on this issue and move forward. as i said at the beginning, from the outset, this stormy daniels payoff or these payoffs to women have presented the greatest threat to the trump presidency, more so than russia collusion, especially we know now, more
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now to today's morning headlines. sweltering temperatures across much of the country could break heat records this weekend with more than 150 million people now under heat alerts or advisories. temperatures in new york city climbed so high the city canceled its triathlon for the weekend. the heat wave is expected to break in the northeast by monday. in puerto rico thousands of protesters marching on the governor's residence demanding his resignation. it comes after hundreds of offensive chat messages were leaked. today marks 50 years since neil armstrong and buzz aldrin first set foot on the moon. aldrin and fellow apollo astronaut michael collins celebrated the anniversary in the oval office. vice president mike pence plans to visit kennedy space center
today and the launch pat where apollo 11 took off. new details about the political implications of president trump's attack on the four congresswomen as the president tries to distance himself from the "send her back" chants. >> i don't know if it's good or bad politically. i don't care. many people say it's good. i don't know if it's good or bad. i can tell you this, you can't talk that way about our country, not when i'm the president. >> joining me is democratic strategist antoine see right, former adviser to hillary clinton's campaign in south carolina and "boston herald" radio host adrianna cohen, also a nationally syndicated columnist. antoine, why do you think the president is trying to create this narrative that it isn't about politics? >> because we're raising the issue. the one thing we know about this
president is he does things in the moment to put us on distraction pathway and goes back to being somewhat normal and trying to walk it back and three weeks later it will be back to the same thing. we know this president is a racist and a bigot. these are the bedrock things, the foundational things that are molded and shaped his career. as democrats we're setting ourselves up for political suicide if we make this the 100% focus of the 2020 campaign. we have to jab and go. jab him on the racism and hit him where we need to, but go on to to issues and highlight the fact that he's been a failure to this country on quality of life issues. that's how we win up and down the ballot. >> adrianna, "the new york times" looked at this through the lens of 2020 in a new story "trump's electoral college edge could grow in 2020, rewarding polarizing campaign."
it could at once energize the president's base and rebuild support among wavering working class voters. do you think that he's going to get a political advantage from fueling this racial polarization? >> it's hard to tell. on one hand he could mobilize his supporters, patriotic americans who don't like the democrat party, this squad as they're being called. >> that's what you call the racist -- >> they've made anti american comments. they want to ab lol bish i.c.e., compared our brave patriots at the border to nazis. a lot of americans are repelled by these type of extremist comments. president trump could mobilize patriotic mobile loving americans or turn off americans who believe his rhetoric is too inflammatory. again, it's all going to come down to the kitchen table
issues, the strength of the economy and aren't most americans better off today than they were four years ago in the prior administration, and the answer is yes because the economy is booming. >> adrianna has a point that the economy is booming and that's a good thing. my question here is about racial polarization here. is that a good idea? is that patriotic to not be able to criticize your country and the way policies work? >> adrianna, there's so much you said -- >> let's give her a chance to respond here. one second. >> president trump's issue with these four congresswomen isn't race. it's about their ideology. some of these women have made extremely anti-semitic comments. they support bds. they're anti american, they compare america to garbage. this is the problem that president trump has with these four congresswomen. it has nothing to do with race, although many people on the left want to make it about race.
it's not. it's about their ideology and trump supporters know he's not a racist. he's a man, a president who loves our country and he doesn't like to see it trashed day in and day out by these congresswomen. >> we have a racist and a bigot who ran on making america great again. if america was so bad, why did he run on this notion. number two, you and i both know, it's sad that you will not admit those comments are racist and they're race-based because he knows it generates a certain response. what's so scary about what you just said, you're very much like trump, trying to use the word patriot to replace racist. we know what these comments mean. trump was trying to generate a response because those words are the same type of rhetoric we heard in the 2016 campaign and he is starting this campaign the way he ended 2016, adrianna, and we know how divisive those words are and what they can mean and
how they put these members of congress in harm's way. make no mistake, these words will generate a certain amount of excitement among the donald trump base. we'll be fooling ourselves if we think he won't do it again. >> adrianna, the president's tweets sparked a lot of controversy amid the scrutiny going on inside the border detention centers. with those tweets, the president changed the subject to racial issues. is that the idea, to take the spotlight and move it because these conditions in the detention centers are deeply, deeply disturbing. >> you're absolutely right, jo ling. we have a crisis at the border. there's no question anti it. that's why the president has been asking for help, asking democrats for help to solve the crisis for over seven months. they've done nothing but restrict -- >> that's a lie, adrianna. >> nancy pelosi and senator schumer and all the democrats, they claim it was a manufactured crisis, not a real one for the
past six months. the problems we're seeing with overcrowding, this is on them. if they had worked with the president in a bipartisan fashion we wouldn't vlad this crisis. we wouldn't have had this cries zblis zbl . >> if the president was so worried about the deplorable conditions there, why shift all the attention to basically race baiting questions about people who are also serving their country? >> look, i have a column out this week in the "boston herald" called "a tweet too far." i wasn't a fan of the president's tweet. he had a line which said go back to where you came from, basically. as you know, these four congresswomen, as much as i disagree with a lot of their policy positions, they are americans, so they're not going anywhere. my point is president trump has about 160 million social media followers. he can change the subject with just a tweet. that's the kind of power he has, the office the presidency has,
and he can discuss anything he wants to. i think the losers this week were the 20-plus democratic presidential candidates. >> how? >> they got pushed off the news cycle and the media solely focused on this squabble between the president and the squad. >> adrianna, let me remind you, the president does a good job of distracting the american people away from his failures from a policy standpoint, and that's my loud cry to the democrats. the fact is the economy is doing well for some, but not doing well for others. when he tweets these racial things, it takes the attention away from that, from the border, health care, the number unissue we face in this country. the fact of the matter, house democrats led the charge to pass a minimum wage bill this past week that will change the lives of the american people that will die in the senate and not make it to his desk. no one in the news cycle is talking about that. we know what his tweets will do. that's why we have to stay laser focused on kitchen table issues
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today. while joe biden has managed to maintain his lead in various polls, his polling average is seeing a floatsable decline. the real clear politics average showing biden holds about 13.5 point lead over bernie sanders who is in second place. on may 11th, biden peaked at 41.4 and led sanders by 27 points. meanwhile president trump's focus on the border appears to be making it a central issue in the new nbc news/survey monkey poll, immigration was the new issue with 22% of registered voters saying it matters most to them right now. that is up from 15% last september. health care and jobs each received 21% of responses and the environment came in at 14%. more now on that breaking news from the persian gulf. iran says it has released one of two british operated tankers it seized from the strait of hormuz. the uk is warning of serious
consequences if the second tanker is not set free. joining me is "the new york times" reporter and also msnbc contributor, matt, the foreign minister is saying so far iran's breaches were not serious enough to take action. so does this change things? >> it certainly does change things. what's really interesting, what's going on here in europe is the tension -- there's obviously tension between the united states and iran, and obviously tension between the uk and iran. but what's really showing here is this division between where the united kingdom, our closest island, and where the united states is. the u.s. goal with iran is to try to get tougher and tougher with them because we didn't like the iran deal, we pulled out of the deal. the uk is trying to do everything to keep this deal going and try to keep the status quo. so these developments here just add to an already incredibly tense environment. >> well, "the new york times"
has also reported iran's foreign minister offered to speed up an agreement allowing international inspections of its nuclear facilities if u.s. sanctions are lifted. and an action set for 2023 that will be under the nuclear deal. will the trump administration bite on this? >> it's hard to say because we don't exactly know what both sides want here. you have to remember that there was a deal, and if the deal was and the goal was to try to limit iran's nuclear ambitions, there was a deal that everybody seemed to say was working. the trump administration has said, no, that deal wasn't good enough and they threw it out and they added sanctions. the iranians need to, they feel like they have to get out from under the sanctions. the only way they feel they can get attention on the world stage is by acting out and doing things like this. it's hard to say where the trump administration goes from here. diplomats here in brussels tell me, they say, okay, when the u.s. pulled out of the iran
deal, they said we're going to negotiate a much better deal. where is that deal? that's what i'm hearing here. >> that's exactly what the foreign minister said to lester holt earlier this week, they're open to talks if those sanctions go away. definitely an interesting point when you don't know what both sides are saying here. i want to talk about senator rand paul. reports suggest he met with sa reek at the un. >> the foreign minister can talk to congress, that's fantastic. president trump is prepared to conduct negotiations with no preconditi preconditions. the iranians say they'll talk but only if the united states does something. we need them to come to the table. it's the right way to resolve these challenges. >> are we looking at a better shot here with pompeo's reaction and senator paul? >> certainly rand paul is no hawk when it comes to foreign
policy. he is certainly from the libertarian wing of the republican party. he thinks escalating tensions with iran is a terrible idea. so it would make sense for zarif to seek counsel or seek some dialogue there. i think pompeo is absolutely right, the president is the one who sets the policy of the united states pretty much every morning on twitter. so we don't really know what significance rand paul's talks are going to have. but if the president needs to -- if he wants to hold his republican majority in the senate and wants to keep that block going for him, rand paul is certainly someone you want to keep happy and don't want to make an enemy of. >> what do you make of this dispute over the iranian drone? president trump saying the u.s. shot down a drone. iran released video saying it proves their drone wasn't shot down. what's the latest here? >> you know, just what you said.
but what i think is interesting. this is how the two countries are talking to each other. this happens. if you go back in 2007 after there was a raid -- a u.s. raid on an iranian facility in iraq, instead of talking, iran seized a group of british marines. this is how these two countries are talking right now, and i think we're going to see whether it continues along that road and that's the way we talk or if there's going to be more actual discussions. >> all right. matt apuzzo, thanks for joining us. we ap slate it. streaming wars and the trouble facing netflix. what it means for your tv viewing habits next. to combat climate change, fix our democracy, and hold president trump accountable.
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