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good afternoon, i'm katy tur. we are watching two developing stories. the president is visiting wisconsin this afternoon, despite repeatedly being asked not to come. his trip to kenosha follows his defense of the armed teenaged vigilanti, accused of killing two people next week. he's told reporters he's going to wisconsin, a swing state he wants to win, to increase
enthusiasm. and on capitol hill treasury secretary steve mnuchin is in front of the house subcommittee on the coronavirus. it has been more than a month since the expanded unemployment benefits expired for millions of americans. the president's piecemeal solution through executive action is not helping the vast majority of them. house democrats want answers. the let us begin in wisconsin, where the president is going to be in just a few minutes, despite requests from both the governor and kenosha's mayor not to come. for days they feared the president's visit will on prolong the city's pain, not heal it, but before boarding air force one, hess call the trip necessary and then tried to shame the city's mayor with lies about thes mayor's responsible to the unrest. >> these pool foolish, very stupid mayor, how he can be mayor, i have no idea. all he has to do is call, and
within ten minutes their problem will be over. only a fool would stick up for him like that. these are anarchists, agitators, rioters, looters, they are bad people. >> jacob blake remains paralyzed in a hospital bed. instead of meeting with the family or activists trying to bring awareness to the problem, the president is meeting with law enforcement. prior to his arrival, here was he jacob blake's uncle. >> raise in high in unity. come on, we're going to make big changes that affect all the little jakes around this nation, so their parents can let their children go outside the door, play in the yard, go down the street, drive the vehicle and not have to worry about police officers that might do them in, that might disaround them from getting back to their families or shoot them in the back seven times.
so we are here today in our community not only healing our family, the blake family, but this is our family, kenosha is our family now. joining me now is shah caqu brewster and from washington monica alba. shaquille, set the scene for us, what is it like out there in wisconsin right now? >> reporter: well, katy i'm at the community event hosted by the blake family and community leaders. they are holding this event in direct response to president trump's visit. their concern is tensions are still hide. you go downtown, till see boarded-up buildings, and the national guard is still deployed and activated for about a week at this point. they still know that the evening curfew is still in effect. what they have been trying to do is at the scene where jake job blake was shot, they have been
drawing people here, having a community event. it seems like a block party. there's a bouncy shows, food is being delivered. the health department is talking about how to stay healthy and stay away from the coronavirus. they're trying to talk about a community event. despite that we are seeing scenes downtown where there are several hundred people there, both in support of the president, there to express their support, and opposition to the president. they are protesting his visit. you have two sides there in the downtown area. that plays into why you heard the opposition from the state leaders, from governor evers, and from kenosha's mayor. they all asked that the president delay this visit, postpone the visit as tensions are still high, as emotions are still running high, but despite that, you see the scenes where protests are happening and you
have the community as the president is expected to be here in kenosha any minute now at this point. katy? >> here he is as he landed a few minutes ago. he had to drive up to kenosha. he's expected to get there in a couple minutes. monica, why is he get? if. governor asked him not to, the mayor asked him not to, interpret this for us. what does it mean when he says he wants to go increase enthusiasm? increase enthusiasm from whom about what?
you have senior officials touting the fact the president was going to be traveling to wisconsin. they feel that's a winning argument. they think they can continue to make this law-and-order case and this bolsters them, becomes a central pillar to the reelect case. what remains to be seen is how voters evaluate those two things. with the inflammatory rhetoric, when he didn't denounce the man charged with killing two protesters, the fact he hasn't condemned the violence in a wider manner, joe biden roundly condemned the violence, calling on the president to do the same. they clearly feel traveling there is electricity cal despite these calls to revisit the
entirety of this trip. they said they never doubted it for a second. the president said it was full steam ahead. as you point out, no set meeting with the jacob blake family. he will be potentially talking to people who know them and meeting with community leaders on the ground. so we'll be curious to see what questions they pose to him. he's already spoken several times to the media today. clearly he has a lot he wants to say, what is so striking what he hasn't said so far yet. at the heart of this jacob blake got shock severity tiles in the back at close range. of course, george floyd just being one of the most visible of them, but breonna taylor,
monica, he's visiting property damage with his attorney general and his acting department of homeland security secretary chat wolf. what message is that sending? >> it's exactly as you point out. really what could fit into almost a campaign commercial. this is an image they believe of strength they are projecting, the fact they are going to visit the damage that they have blamed on far extremist groups who have created it and caused it, but you mentioned the shooting of jacob blake last night in an interview with fox news. he essentially compared to what the police officers did on somebody who choked on a golf putt. the interviewer said certainly you're not comparing it to that. no, i am, he in his words, the
officer choked. it's a not so delicate approach to this, something that raised a lot of eyebrows. they do believe him going to wisconsin, meeting with law enforcement is a key strategy. they think that's something that helps them with their base of voters, and that they can continue to make this argument. this is a president who feels the law-and-order message is one he can fall back on. something else. trump aides and allies feel that anything that also distracts from the coronavirus pandemic right now is helpful to them. they want to be shifting the conversation away from the health crisis that has killed more than 180,000 people so far, katy, as you know. >> that is a good point. i've heard that point made as well tro trump campaign officials, just the response that the officers choked has also been described as a response that's inhuman from a president, to say that an officer who shod a black man in
the back seven times would cloak. this is new video of the president's motorcade and the crowds that have come out to see him pass by. shaq, wisconsin is a swing state. the president wants to win wisconsin to get reelected. he's using this law-and-order message -- i think it's interesting that monica noted it could be something out of a campaign commercial, and let's see if it ends up in a campaign commercial. it wouldn't be surprises if it did. what is the response in wisconsin right now to the president of the united states. i know the support for the black lives matter movement has dipped in wisconsin. what is it like among people when they talk about the president? >> reporter: it's really split, katy, especially in a place like kenosha. this county is a place that president obama won twice, and
then president trump flipped. this is a swing county and a swing state. you can find people who say they love the president, that they love he's coming here and he's dealing with the outrage and the unrest that they saw in the first few days of the protest. you can also easily find people who say the president coming here is just to inflame tension even more. some of the community activists posting this event we're at right now is said very -- hey, the reason we're doing this, we don't want to be the backdrop to president trump's campaign. multiple people said it that way. we don't want to be featured in his campaign ad, so the division that you have here, that's what played out even with president trump announcing the trip. the white house announced it on saturday. by sunday you had the democratic leaders in the state saying he should postpone it, but also the republican leaders saying the president should come and it is
important for him to come and see the daniel for himself. that's the split you have here. you mentioned the dip in support for the black lives matter movement, according to marquette law university poll, that dip in support happened before the unrest in kenosha, so that is something we'll still watch. what happens and what kind of impact the unrest and the shooting, what kind of impact that will have on support for the movement, especially now that you have the president coming in, weighing in. katy? >> we're about two months out from the election. can't lose sight of that, because oftentimes all of the decision we are seeing our politicians make are in anticipation of that election. thank you so much. we appreciate it. with me now is wisconsin state representative david bowen. thank you for joining me, sir. what does it mean to have the president in wisconsin right now, in kenosha, touring
property damage with his attorney general and his acting dhs secretary. it means he's coming to only it fan the flames of hate. he should be the healer in chief. he should be here to help people get through this tough time of seeing lives being lost, seeing black bodies being attacked and hurt. what he's doing is, this is just a campaign stop for him, unfortunately. so that really troubles me. it really show also that i think that white supremacists that have caused the turmoil, the angst, the division, the attacks, even the damage and the pain we're seeing, they are only being uplifted by this president. they continue to target protesters to demonize the folks
who want to change the system. not that they want to change the america into a future, but try to demonize us, the folks who want to see a complete transformation of the system and how it is accountable to communities. >> how do you feel about the president and the campaign and the rnc's language surrounding police violence, and surrounding the black lives matter movement, surrounding what they say will happen to the suburbs in joe biden is elected. what do you think the goal is there for the president, his party, and the rnc? >> well, first off, we are not terrorists. there are folks that have been a part of american history that have stood up to any level of oppression to say that it needs to change and it needs to change now. they have been market in the history books as heroes, patriots, as folks who want a better future for this country, even though these faced
opposition, even though the polls may not have been in approval for them at that time. what i'm really just shaken by is that jacob blake was a leader in public safety that day. he was the one that stepped up to try to keep his community safe. police officers then came on the scene and made him into the problem. that is exhibit a of why we need to transform this system. exhibit b would be the white supremacists that came to converge on a wisconsin city, even from across the border, to try to wreak havoc, to go on a hunting spree, and the failure for law enforcement to hold them accountable, scrutinize them, investigate them, and the president not stepping up to say he's here to heal the country, but to continue to divide. >> both the mayor and governor
said they didn't want him there. give us a sense of what it's like. the president is trying to go after suburban voters and joe biden will make it worse and these people are out of control. obviously that's not the message you are sending, or that peaceful protesters are sending. what is it like there in wisconsin? what is breaking through and what is not? >> i think it's intense right now. it's very clear that if you look at the vast majority, right, of the protests that have been going on, this is day 96 of folks committed to this ballots and this fight of protesting, trying to change the system, and trying to get their voices heard. the majority of those days you have seen people advocating for change, without the demonization and the characterization that they are terrorists or coming to destroy your clienommunities, y
neighborhoods. that's just blatantly untrue it's all about making sure we can stand up to ensure that the the future safety is making people accountable. you're dealing with a pandemic and really big election. folks have to be able to connect with these campaigns, with the agendas of how things would be different under a different administration. i think that is having a really tough time to connect. so you can see that in polls, but you can also see what also is connecting is fear. i believe that donald trump has a monopoly on white fear. he is trying to spew this hate and division to continue to fearmonger white america, white wisconsin, to not be on board with change, not be on board with being ability to push ourselves into a better and brighter future, but to hold ourselves back, and to fear that
if any change is attained, that it's just going to cause more damage, and we know that's just not true. it's about making sure that we can push this country, this state forward. >> wisconsin state representative david bowen, sir, thank you so much for joining us today. we appreciate it. >> thank you so much, katy. still ahead, michigan senator ed markey is trying to do something no other politics in his state has ever been able to do -- beat a kennedy. plus colleges across the country have been opening, only to quickly close again. the outbreaks are casting doubt whether it is safe to return to camp campus. next up, now a house panel wants steve mnuchin to explain why he and democratic lawmakers, the white house, republicans, cannot reach a deal. republican cannot reach a deal. are you tired of clean clothes that just don't smell clean? what if your clothes could stay fresh for weeks? now they can!
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treasury secretary steve mnuchin faces tough questions on a number of topics, including a new covid relief bill and the state of the economy. the hearing is currently in a brief recess, but in a heated partisan movement, some governors were lambasted -- >> is it fair to say that people go back to work, we probably have less unemployment. >> i believe there's no question that the reason we have unemployment is certain states are not opening up and there are issues. obviously some of that has to be balanced with the medical issues appropriately. lamb baa lamb blasted is a great worwork
but still hard to say. a republican announced today the party is working on a nair rho relief bill focused on getting people back to work and kids back to school. that plan would fall short of the ambitious plan passed by the house democrats months ago, the heroes act would have extended the $600 payment through march, a direct payment and hazard pay fund for front line workers. also out this afternoon, a new report from the house subcommittee on the ppp, alleging tens of thousands of loans issued by the administration could be subject to fraud, waste or abuse. i believe stephanie ruhle warned about that a number of times on this network. casey hunt joins me, and chris l
leu. are they making any headway in shaking something loose so a relief bill can be brought up and passed? >> reporter: at the beginning you hear jim clyburn go out of his way to acknowledge that steve mnuchin and democrats were able to make a deal back in march, to actually get this money out the door, as well as they business lending program. so although they acknowledge there have been some issues there and problems with fraud, beth sides acknowledge a lot of good has been done. jim jordan, sitting in as the -- for the minority here, talk i talki talking -- you showed a bit of this on how republicans lookal
if. if there's unemployment, it's the responsibility ever democratic governors that are keep thing shut down. 'em in places where things have opened up, a lot of people are nervous to sit inside a restaurant, for example, because they are simply concerned about get coronavirus. there does seem to be an knowledgement. it is and then of course you have democrats who control the how many times. everybody recognizes something needs to be done. the problem is that the politics are getting increasingly complicated, different factions want different things, so here we are in a stalemate. the president has been says to want these additional direct checks, because his signature is on them, but that may not be enough money for some -- house democrats said we passed it already back in may to do all these things. nancy pelosi has been very public to say, hey, i'll get on
the phone, if you come up a trillion, i'll come down a trillion, let's talk, but i'm not going back to the table unless you're willing to do that. republicans have said, sorry, we're not willing to do that. we're left in a state maim. john barrasso said something more lip like $500 million instead of the $1 trillion position that was held before. they might get that through the senate with republican votes, but it really didn't have a future in the democratic-led house. and today is september 1st. they point out every month that rolls around is another month when the rent is due, another month when americans are worried about how they're going to make ends meet. so it's a very trying time for
so many people. it's very hard to be optimistic standing here about how we get out of this, katy. >> let's leave politics at the door for this next question. i think let's cut through it and get to the heart of what is really needed out there kasie reminded us rent is due every month, there are still millions unemployed. they are losing their health care, because they don't have their private insurance. they can't go to the dentist. there are still people struggling, even though the stock market is doing okay. what would you be doing right now, in order to make sure that the struggling don't drown, and that the economy doesn't further sink into the hole it's already in. >> you know, the trust is there will never be a v-shaped recovery economically, as long as we continue to have daily case counties of 40,000, as long
as 1,000 people a day keep dying. weed have an economy in half-speed mode for the foreseeable future. we have 27 million people collecting some kind of unemployment. as you say every month people are trying to figure out how to make that you are rent and mortgage. it's important to provide this economic lifeline. as you noted at the outset, house democrats came to the table with a here owes act in mid may. senate republicans, administration did not even start negotiating until august. they came up short. then the president came to the table with these executive actions, which really haven't done much in terms of payroll taxes, evehicles or unemployment benefit. what is also important to understand is all the other issues that are available. it's assistance to state and local governments, to these cash-strapped states don't have to lay off teachers, police, firefighters. there was funding that was being negotiated to provide help to
schools so they could provide ppes and put up shields so kids can go to school safely. there's a lot of things on the table. the president really upended all of this with his executive action. as you noted speaker pelosi has offered to come down one trillion if republicans will come up one trillion. political this is a huge gift to president trump if he could get something like this passed before the election. it's mind-boggling that he isn't jumping at the opportunity to cut a deal. >> it's mind-boggling he wouldn't want to shore up the economy and tell americans he's keeping them afloat, because this pandemic is still raging, because it is still rages. businesses are not able to open safely no matter what the president or republicans want. kasie and chris, stick around for a minute. let's bring in democratic
congressman bill foster of illinois. thank you very much for joining us. what is your assessment of how this hearing is going and whether it's bringing congress any closer to coming up with a bill that could get passed in the senate and then signed by the president? >> well, it's been very frustrating, first off, thanks, this is the equivalent normally of when we have a break in a hearing that we then step out into the hallway and then, you know, kasie or someone grabs you by the shoulder and points a camera after you. in the covid era, over in the back room is where i've said up with the -- for the committee hearing, which is remote. i think you captured the nature of the conundrum the president finds himself in. he definitely wants to juice the
economy. it's clear mnuchin is under orders, and the differenty, as you pointed out is mark meadows. i served with him for many years in the u.s. house. he was a thorn in the side of paul ryan and just everyone who tried to deal with him. he refused to negotiate as a matter of economic principle. i'm not personally surprised that we are able to come up with a compromise when it was speaker pelosi and mnuchin, but i'm
not surprised at all that we have failed when you add mark meadows into the mix. the president is not being served well by using him as an interface to congress. >> we're seeing the president talking to the media, it seems like, on the left-hand side of your screen -- that shot is not great, but congressman, one more question to you. are you getting the answers you are looking for out of mr. mnuchin?
>> well, there's a lot of sleight of hand. they understand that our economy is heading off a second cliff here. with the failure to continue the stimulus payments, the unemployment insurance s. you know, there are families that are struggling. there are businesses that are struggling, and very quickly there are going to be municipalities, large and small, that will be struggling. warm-up mayors in one of the fairly
well-off areas in my district, were pointing out already they're getting late utilities bills. when they become uncollectible, you will see cities in a world of hurt. that's a big missing piece that i think the republicans simply have to go home and talk to the mayors in their district to understand what thin ice they are skating on right now. >> look at what's happening in
new york, with businesses closed. you're losing out on tax revenue. no one is riding the subway. you're losing that revenue. it's happening across the country in small ways and in big ways. congressman bill foster, thanks so much for joining us in your kitchen? >> and i have to run back and jump into the committee hearing. >> we appreciate it. chris lu, and kasie hunt, thank you so much. let's go back to shaquille brewster. the president is there meeting with law enforcement officials. what can you tell us? >> reporter: i'm looking at images where the president is touring some businesses that having damaged early on in the protests. then he'll be about a mile away from where i am and have a
roundtable discussion. you'll also this is essential a block party hosted by the blake family. they were just doing the cuban shuffle behind me. one important things, voter registration that has been emphasized here, and one of the reasons is because they want to draw people away from the president. as this is happening, we're also seeing along the motorcade route in the downtown area, you do have hundreds of people from both sides of the political spectrum, down there trying to get a glimpse of the president, either in support and also showing their opposition to the president and his presence here. once thing that we are expecting. we know the president will be speaking, having that roundtable discussion. well, i'm told that justin blake, the uncle of mr. jacob blake, will be watching that speech with reverend jesse jackson. they're waiting to watch it in
the cars right now. i'm told they will come out in front of the cameras and give us instant reaction to the president. we heard from justin blake, the uncle, about an hour or so ago, and he wants the president to keep away from the family and wants this to be a day of community healing. that's what they are hoping for. katy? >> wisconsin is a swing state right now. the motorcade that the president was lined on every corner with supporters and protesters, people holding trump/pence paraphernalia, some with black lives paraphernalia, showing that wisconsin could potentially be up for grabs between joe biden and donald trump.
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we are following the latest on the pandemic. here are the facts as we know them this hour. the white house will resume in-person tours on september 12th. tour groups will be limited to 18 visitors. masks and social distancing will be required. cases of coronavirus are starting to surge across the midwest. kansas, minnesota, north dakota, south dakota, and iowa all saw a spike in cases over the last two weeks. the spike in iowa is in large part due to two major outbreaks
at the university of iowa, and iowa state. instead of clamping down, they announced they will still allow fans, some 25,000 ticket holders could be inside the stadium. the biggest school district in the country is delaying the start of the school year. new york city schools were supposed to be open for a mix of in-person and remote learning on september 10th. after threats of a teachers strike, the city pushed the start nearly two weeks. students are back at colleges and universities around the country, despite stricter rules and guidelines. many schools are already experiencing serious outbreaks. nbc news correspondent blayne alexander has more. >> well, katy, despite strict rules and disciplinary actions in also schools across the country we are only see the number of covid-19 cases rise. so that's why many officials are now being forced to an the question, what are they doing to
help contain the spread? >> on campus after campus, it's becoming a tough reality as the student population picks up, so do the covid cases. >> it was no surprise to me. >> while some schools have set aside areas to isolate, others are closing completely, sending students back home where they could spread the virus. >> if children already haven't left home, school administrators should be thinking twice about should they get on those flights, should they come to campus? we've already had enough cautionary tales. >> and on campus, could also are cracking down, after suspending more than 2u 00 students for breaking the rules, ohio state university is temporarily blocking all student organizations from holding gatherings. >> you can't stop college kids from partying, going out with each other. >> reporter: but jacob, a freshman at the university of missouri, where there are more than 400 active student cases, says around campus, he sees
students behaving. >> you feel safe? >> i feel safe. i can look around and see everything with masks on. 99 percent of kids who got here had to pay a lot of money and had to work hard. they don't think it's worth risking it all to have a night of fun. >> reporter: elsewhere, concern stretches far beyond campus. in manhattan, kansas, i matt yor warns that more cases at the school mean more cases in the community which could force k through 12 schools to go virtual. >> if you're in higher education and college, can you probably a handle online class, but a second grader or third grader can't. >> reporter: they are watching colleges closely. >> i believe colleges are the canary in the coal mine. >> reporter: and we talked to those publicing back on the notion that students should be largely to blame because of those images of parties and
packed group. many are saying when you put thousands of students essential living together, many say it's only to be expected. katy? blayne alexander reporting for us, thank you so much. dr. redletter, a friend of the show here, thank you so much. this idea that colleges are the canary in the coal mine for k through 12, there is a difference. college kids are living in closer quarters. they are, as we've been seeing, not practices social distancing and partying, even as colleges try to clamp that down. is it a fair comparison to say, hey, colleges can't do it, so we can't do it with k through 12 either? >> we have had lived in a bull for six months now, as we are
the k through 12 schools, as were bars, and all sorts of other places where we have large gatherings. now we're seeing these bellwethers of what may happen. it's not just the fact we have big outbreaks all over the country. now we're about to do a national experiment of putting 55 million children back in their school systems. i'm just worried that all of this will foretell the possibility of big resurgence of the covid-19 outbreak all over the country. so the college universities and the schools, for that matter, it's not just a matter of the students and the teachers potentially becoming infected, but they will be walking out into the community carrying the virus back into their homes, increasing the general community spread.
on the other hand, it's really important for kids to get into the education. otherwise we we'll have problems that won't be easily fixed. >> we are now in september. it's about to get colder, businesses that had been operating through the warmer months with outdoor dining have been able to sustain themselves. what happens when it starts to get cold again and more of these businesses move inside. we're already hearing that new jersey is going to resume indoor dining this week. same goes for miami. what are the risks? all these irdoor dining will be a source of hot spots. this is an enormous problem for
the economy. the point of care and meet result testing can be a game changer, because people coming into the restaurant, and every single employee would essential be able to be tested every day. i have to say i'm stretchly worried about the reopening for economic reasons will end up being a disaster from a public health point of view, katy. one more quick question about reinfection. there have been reports and studies out there that showed some level of reinfection are you concerned about that? >> sure. there's so many things we don't
know. one of them is a reinfection so that's possible, and i think we're still in a steep learning curve about what this covid coronavirus is capable of doing i think we're all anxious about where this is all going, katy. >> the understatement of the century. thank you for joining us. we appreciate all of your expertise. thank you. >> of course. bye, katy. coming up next, the primary race in massachusetts that pits a kennedy against a progressive incumbent. stick with us. t a progressive incumbent. stick with us. how they gonna pay for this? they will, but with accident forgiveness allstate won't raise your rates just because of an accident. cut! is that good? no you were talking about allstate and... i just... when i... accident forgiveness from allstate.
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get it. we are just slightly over two months away from election day. the primary season, believe it or not, is still not over. massachusetts voters will choose their candidates today, with many eyes on the hotlyprimary. senator ed markey is facing a tough fight from congressman joe kennedy iii, grandson of bobby kennedy and latest member of his family's dynasty to seek a seat in the upper chamber. but unlike most races where an ambitious young democrat challenges an incumbent, kennedy is not challenging markey from the left and the party's young progressive wing is largely backing the 74-year-old senator. and capitol hill correspondent garrett haake is following the race from dorchester. >> reporter: and this is probably ed markey's race it lose, that is what the polls show, but it is still possible for him to lose in part because this is sort of unchartered territory here, a race in which
more than 900,000 votes have already been cast by mail. we don't know how many votes are still to be out there. particularly for encankennedy w feels like he got his mojo again being able to campaign in person again. he certainly benefits from his last name. i've been talking to voters here all morning who whether that is the direct reason they vote for him or whether they feel like as one voter told me he has social justice in his blood line, that is part of what some poulling some older voters back to kennedy. >> the kennedys have a history in boston. and his father, uncles, all of them have always been good to the people of massachusetts. and tedeep down inside, i feel like it is time to clean house. >> i think that the kennedy name kind of brings some sort of, you know, kind of familiarity.
but i don't believe in taking a job from someone that is doing to the best of his ability. >> you heard thatr markey is doing to the best of his ability. and he is doing a viral operation and certainly making the most of his endorsements. alexandria ocasio-cortez endorsed her "green new deal" co-author early on. and it has helped him console date younger more progressing receive voters in the state. if pe hol if he holds on, that endorsement will be a key reason why.progre the state. if he holds on, that endorsement will be a key reason why. >> and joining me now from the big board is steve kornacki. what do the numbers tell us? >> you are talking about this at the start looked like a mismatch because races in massachusetts with kennedys are supposed to be
mismatches in favor of the kennedys. go way back right after world war ii, john f. kennedy ran for congress and won the democratic primary, for the house, for the senate, a presidential primary in massachusetts. he won six democratic primaries in massachusetts. never lost one. his brother ted, ten wins, most for the senate, one for president. ten wins in primaries in massachusetts, never a defeat. joe kennedy ii, the son of robert f. kennedy, six wins for the house. zero losses. noticing a pattern here. and joy kennedy iii comes along in 2020. so add it together, the kennedys 26 wins in massachusetts democratic primaries, never a defeat in that time. and at the start of this race, this was not supposed to be the first one, ed markey, a
congressional lifer. ed markey started to run for the u.s. senate in 1984. backed out of the race, went back to the house, waited 30 more years, finally got to the senate in 20 in13 in a special election. and there was an expectation that the kennedys would come in here and kind of roll right over ed markey. here is the latest polling though, markey by 16, markey by 12, markey by 10. flee double dig three double digit leads coming into today. we'll see what happens. you mentioned though markey going after the young vote in this thing, that long -- back to you, katy. >> thank you. an intimidating record to live up to if i were joe kennedy. we'll go quickly into therd who is speaking right now. >> we were able to get involved,
david beth and daniel, watching a lot on television and today i got to know them both very well and they have done an incredible job and they will say a couple words in a couple minutes. also zach rodriguez, supervisor of kenosha county, thank you very much. good job. had a rough three day, but then it got well brought back in where you wanted it. erin decker, supervisor for kenosha. thank you very much. don capler, president of wisconsin fraternal order of police. thank you very much. jerry johnson, national truss at the of the wisconsin fraternal order of police. jerry, thank you. people have done a fantastic job. really. you have to be proud of them. james and sharon ward, pastors,
it was great speaking to you yesterday. you are a very respected man and i really enjoyed our conversation. thank you both very much for being here. appreciate it. we also have major general paul knapp who is around here someplace, but he was really right on the -- thank you very much, paul. thank you. he has been fantastic. paul and scott and linda carpenter, owners of b and l office furniture. thank you so much. you got hit pretty hard. that's all right. it will get rebuilt. kimberly warner, owner of the authentic gifts anddle factory. i'll bet it was beautiful. will you be rebuilding? >> we were not destroyed fortunately, but i'm here representing the smaller women
small business downtown. and just being a support and saying thanks for saving our town. >> we'll be giving you some help. john rhodes iii, i was there, 109 years, do you want to say a couple words? >> this side. >> okay. good. john, stand up, please. 109 years. >> 109 years. thank you again geagain for com sending the national guard and again with the police and sheriff's department, they did an awesome job as well as the fire department. kept up as much as they could. >> and we'll help you. that is a complete rebuild we're talking about down there. that is incredible. if they would have responded to the first call, it would have been a little different story.
but they did respond. which is better than some governors frankly. once they responded, and once we took control of it, things went really well. you just met some very talented people outside and i think that you will have clear sailing. we'll try to give you a hand. you're insured, right? >> yes, we are. >> and they are help something. >> so far. >> you let me know. got to let me know.something. >> so far. >> you let me know. got to let me know.omething. >> so far. >> you let me know. got to let me know.mething. >> so far. >> you let me know. got to let me know.ething. >> so far. >> you let me know. got to let me know.thing. >> so far. >> you let me know. got to let me know.hing. >> so far. >> you let me know. got to let me know.ing. >> so far. >> you let me know. got to let me know. and ricky talipietra. >> we have two businesses downtown that were vandalized. and i also represent the organization rebuildinging the town. and more people have come to help than we know what to do with, but right now we just need financial support. loss of business and property is
staggering at this point. >> we'll be talking to you. we'll be helping you with law enforcement, we'll be helping you with some economic development. get it back in shape. get kenosha back in shape and i think we'll get it back very quickly. and we'll be helped by john are mo morris, city administrator. you have your work cut out for you.re morris, city administrator. you have your work cut out for you.e morris, city administrator. you have your work cut out for you. morris, city administrator. you have your work cut out for you.morris, city administrator. you have your work cut out for you. but you'll be in great shape. and samantha kirkman, state representative, congratulationc. >> thank you very much. our constituents are now feeling safe. >> thank you. great job you're doing. appreciate it. and van wanguarg, state senator, highly respected person. thank you very much. >> thank you so much for your rapid response and the fact that
you're coming to a small city in the united states, that is as important as every other city and the fact that we did get things under control, the guard has been phenomenal, law enforcement working together. and this really helps. and so thank you so much. you are in our prayers. >> and your reputation is a great one. and this sarea is a special area -- >> we're listening to the president at that round table. right now joshua johnson is picking up our coverage. >> good to see everybody. i'm joshua johnson. good to be with you today. we're nine weeks from election day and as you can see, president trump is in kenosha wisconsin where jacob blake was shot in the back seven times by police. the president has not met with mr. blake's family. right now