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POLITICS, IT’S BEYOND THE REALM AND THANKFULLY FORMER PRESIDENT AND THANKFULLY FORMER PRESIDENT OBAMA POINTED OUT REALITIES WE OBAMA POINTED OUT REALITIES WE ALL LIVE UNDER RIGHT NOW. ALL LIVE UNDER RIGHT NOW. >> PRESIDENT TRUMP ATTEMPTING TO >> PRESIDENT TRUMP ATTEMPTING TO WALK BACK STATEMENTS FROM WALK BACK STATEMENTS FROM HELSINKI WHERE HE SIDED WITH THE HELSINKI WHERE HE SIDED WITH THE RUSSIAN STATE OVER THE U.S. RUSSIAN STATE OVER THE U.S. GOVERNMENT AND ITS INTELLIGENCE GOVERNMENT AND ITS INTELLIGENCE SERVICES REGARDING MOSCOW’S SERVICES REGARDING MOSCOW’S INTERFERENCE IN THE AMERICAN INTERFERENCE IN THE AMERICAN POLITICAL SYSTEM. POLITICAL SYSTEM. TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT THE TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT THE PRESIDENT SAID STANDING NEXT TO PRESIDENT SAID STANDING NEXT TO VLADIMIR PUTIN AND THEN HIS VLADIMIR PUTIN AND THEN HIS COMMENTS YESTERDAY AT THE WHITE COMMENTS YESTERDAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE. HOUSE. >> MY PEOPLE CAME TO ME, DAN >> MY PEOPLE CAME TO ME, DAN COATS CAME TO ME, AND SOME COATS CAME TO ME, AND SOME OTHERS.

OTHERS. THEY SAID, THEY THINK IT’S THEY SAID, THEY THINK IT’S RUSSIA. RUSSIA. I HAVE PRESIDENT PUTIN. I HAVE PRESIDENT PUTIN. HE JUST SAID IT’S NOT RUSSIA. HE JUST SAID IT’S NOT RUSSIA. I WILL SAY THIS. I WILL SAY THIS. I DON’T SEE ANY REASON WHY IT I DON’T SEE ANY REASON WHY IT WOULD BE.

WOULD BE. >> I THOUGHT THAT I MADE MYSELF >> I THOUGHT THAT I MADE MYSELF VERY CLEAR BY HAVING JUST VERY CLEAR BY HAVING JUST REVIEWED THE TRANSCRIPT. REVIEWED THE TRANSCRIPT. IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN OBVIOUS. IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN OBVIOUS. I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE OBVIOUS, I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE OBVIOUS, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO CLARIFY JUST BUT I WOULD LIKE TO CLARIFY JUST IN CASE IT WASN’T. IN CASE IT WASN’T. IN A KEY SENTENCE IN MY REMARKS IN A KEY SENTENCE IN MY REMARKS I SAID THE WORD "WOULD" INSTEAD I SAID THE WORD "WOULD" INSTEAD OF "WOULDN’T." OF "WOULDN’T." THE SENTENCE SHOULD HAVE BEEN I THE SENTENCE SHOULD HAVE BEEN I DON’T SEE ANY REASON WHY I DON’T SEE ANY REASON WHY I WOULDN’T, OR WHY IT WOULDN’T BE WOULDN’T, OR WHY IT WOULDN’T BE RUSSIA.

RUSSIA. SO — JUST TO TREATMENT. SO — JUST TO TREATMENT. I SAID THE WORD "WOULD" INSTEAD I SAID THE WORD "WOULD" INSTEAD OF "WOULDN’T" AND THE SENTENCE OF "WOULDN’T" AND THE SENTENCE SHOULD HAVE BEEN, AND I THOUGHT SHOULD HAVE BEEN, AND I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE MAYBE A LITTLE BIT IT WOULD BE MAYBE A LITTLE BIT UNCLEAR ON THE TRANSCRIPT OR UNCLEAR ON THE TRANSCRIPT OR UNCLEAR ON THE ACTUAL VIDEO. UNCLEAR ON THE ACTUAL VIDEO.

THE SENTENCE SHOULD HAVE BEEN, THE SENTENCE SHOULD HAVE BEEN, "I DON’T SEE ANY REASON WHY IT "I DON’T SEE ANY REASON WHY IT WOULDN’T BE RUSSIA." WOULDN’T BE RUSSIA." SORT OF A DOUBLE NEGATIVE. SORT OF A DOUBLE NEGATIVE. SO YOU COULD PUT THAT IN AND I SO YOU COULD PUT THAT IN AND I THINK THAT PROBABLY CLARIFIES THINK THAT PROBABLY CLARIFIES THINGS PRETTY GOOD BY ITSELF. THINGS PRETTY GOOD BY ITSELF. >> I HAVE GREAT CONFIDENCE IN MY >> I HAVE GREAT CONFIDENCE IN MY INTELLIGENCE PEOPLE, BUT I WILL INTELLIGENCE PEOPLE, BUT I WILL TELL YOU THAT PRESIDENT PUTIN TELL YOU THAT PRESIDENT PUTIN WAS EXTREMELY STRONG AND WAS EXTREMELY STRONG AND POWERFUL IN HIS DENIAL TODAY. POWERFUL IN HIS DENIAL TODAY. >> — FULL FAITH AND SUPPORT FOR >> — FULL FAITH AND SUPPORT FOR AMERICA’S INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES. AMERICA’S INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES. I HAVE A FULL FAITH IN OUR I HAVE A FULL FAITH IN OUR INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES. INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES. WHOOPS. WHOOPS. THEY JUST TURNED OFF THE LIGHTS THEY JUST TURNED OFF THE LIGHTS NAP MUST BE THE INTELLIGENCE AS NAP MUST BE THE INTELLIGENCE AS THE.

THE. >> I ACCEPT OUR INTELLIGENCE >> I ACCEPT OUR INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY’S CONCLUSION THAT COMMUNITY’S CONCLUSION THAT RUSSIA’S MEDDLING IN THE 2016 RUSSIA’S MEDDLING IN THE 2016 ELECTION TOOK PLACE. ELECTION TOOK PLACE. COULD BE OTHER PEOPLE, ALSO. COULD BE OTHER PEOPLE, ALSO. A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT THERE. A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT THERE. >> WE’LL GET INTO THAT IN A >> WE’LL GET INTO THAT IN A MOMENT. MOMENT. QUICKLY, THE PRESIDENT JUST QUICKLY, THE PRESIDENT JUST TWEET ADD MOMENT AGO THIS, "SO TWEET ADD MOMENT AGO THIS, "SO MANY PEOPLE AT THE HIGHER ENDS MANY PEOPLE AT THE HIGHER ENDS OF INTELLIGENCE LOVED MY PRESS OF INTELLIGENCE LOVED MY PRESS CONFERENCE PERFORMANCE IN CONFERENCE PERFORMANCE IN HELSINKI. HELSINKI. PUTIN I’D DISCUSSED MANY PUTIN I’D DISCUSSED MANY IMPORTANT SUBJECTS AT OUR IMPORTANT SUBJECTS AT OUR EARLIER MEETING. EARLIER MEETING. WE GOT ALONG WELL WHICH TRULY WE GOT ALONG WELL WHICH TRULY BOTHERED MANY HATERS WHO WANTED BOTHERED MANY HATERS WHO WANTED TO SEE A BOXING MATCH. TO SEE A BOXING MATCH.

BIG RESULTS WILL COME." BIG RESULTS WILL COME." LAST NIGHT, "THE MEETING BETWEEN LAST NIGHT, "THE MEETING BETWEEN PRESIDENT PUTIN AND MYSELF WAS A PRESIDENT PUTIN AND MYSELF WAS A GREAT SUCCESS EXCEPT IN THE FAKE GREAT SUCCESS EXCEPT IN THE FAKE MEDIA." MEDIA." THESE COMMENTS CAME WITHIN 24 THESE COMMENTS CAME WITHIN 24 HOURS AFTER HIS PRESS CONFERENCE HOURS AFTER HIS PRESS CONFERENCE WITH PUTIN AND DID NOT TRY TO WITH PUTIN AND DID NOT TRY TO CLARIFY REMARKS IN POSTSUMMIT CLARIFY REMARKS IN POSTSUMMIT TWEETS NOR BACK DOWN IN THE TWEETS NOR BACK DOWN IN THE INTERVIEWS IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE INTERVIEWS IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE SUMMIT. SUMMIT. MEANWHILE, A SHOT OF THE MEANWHILE, A SHOT OF THE STATEMENT THE PRESIDENT WAS STATEMENT THE PRESIDENT WAS READING SHOWS HE WROTE THIS — READING SHOWS HE WROTE THIS — "THERE WAS NO COLLUSION." "THERE WAS NO COLLUSION." MEANWHILE, NBC NEWS HAS MEANWHILE, NBC NEWS HAS REPORTING HOW THAT ALL CAME TO REPORTING HOW THAT ALL CAME TO BE AND WHO PRESSURED THE BE AND WHO PRESSURED THE PRESIDENT TO STEP OUT AND MAKE PRESIDENT TO STEP OUT AND MAKE THAT STATEMENT YESTERDAY THAT STATEMENT YESTERDAY INCLUDING THE VICE PRESIDENT, INCLUDING THE VICE PRESIDENT, THE SECRETARY OF STATE.

THE SECRETARY OF STATE. HEIDI, THE PRESIDENT’S STATEMENT HEIDI, THE PRESIDENT’S STATEMENT YESTERDAY THAT THIS WAS A YESTERDAY THAT THIS WAS A MISSTATEMENT, THAT IT WAS A WORD MISSTATEMENT, THAT IT WAS A WORD PROBLEM SORT OF IGNORES PROBLEM SORT OF IGNORES EVERYTHING ELSE THAT HAPPENED ON EVERYTHING ELSE THAT HAPPENED ON THE STAGE IN THAT PRESS THE STAGE IN THAT PRESS CONFERENCE. CONFERENCE. IGNORES THE FACT HE DIDN’T SAY IGNORES THE FACT HE DIDN’T SAY ANYTHING ABOUT IT FOR 24 HOURS. ANYTHING ABOUT IT FOR 24 HOURS. EVEN AS HE SAW THE COVERAGE OF EVEN AS HE SAW THE COVERAGE OF WHAT WAS HAPPENING. WHAT WAS HAPPENING. IF YOU BELIEVED WHAT HE SAID IF YOU BELIEVED WHAT HE SAID YESTERDAY, THIS WAS A QUESTION YESTERDAY, THIS WAS A QUESTION OF A MISPLACED WORD, KIND OF OF A MISPLACED WORD, KIND OF FEEL BAD FOR YOU. FEEL BAD FOR YOU. >> WOW. >> WOW. REMEMBER IN GRADE SCHOOL YOU REMEMBER IN GRADE SCHOOL YOU MESSED UP ON A WORD, TUK AT THE MESSED UP ON A WORD, TUK AT THE LUMPY WHITEOUT AND WHITED IT LUMPY WHITEOUT AND WHITED IT OVER, YOU CAN’T DO THAT HERE, OVER, YOU CAN’T DO THAT HERE, BECAUSE IT’S NOT JUST ONE WORD.

BECAUSE IT’S NOT JUST ONE WORD. IT WAS THE ENTIRE CONTEXT OF IT WAS THE ENTIRE CONTEXT OF WHAT HE SAID. WHAT HE SAID. >> RIGHT. >> RIGHT. >> IT WAS THE TRASHING OF >> IT WAS THE TRASHING OF INSTITUTIONS. INSTITUTIONS. IT WAS ALSO SAYING THAT PUTIN IT WAS ALSO SAYING THAT PUTIN HAD A GREAT IDEA TO POTENTIALLY HAD A GREAT IDEA TO POTENTIALLY COMBINE OUR INVESTIGATION AND COMBINE OUR INVESTIGATION AND HAVE BOB MUELLER GO TO RUSSIA TO HAVE BOB MUELLER GO TO RUSSIA TO GIVE THEM INFORMATION ON WHAT GIVE THEM INFORMATION ON WHAT HIS INVESTIGATION IS ALL ABOUT.

HIS INVESTIGATION IS ALL ABOUT. SO I THINK ANYBODY WHO WATCHED SO I THINK ANYBODY WHO WATCHED THE PRESIDENT’S NEWS CONFERENCE THE PRESIDENT’S NEWS CONFERENCE WHICH WAS ESSENTIALLY THE ENTIRE WHICH WAS ESSENTIALLY THE ENTIRE WORLD, WOULD KNOW THAT YOU CAN’T WORLD, WOULD KNOW THAT YOU CAN’T JUST HIT DELETE ON A SINGLE WORD JUST HIT DELETE ON A SINGLE WORD AND CHANGE THE ENTIRE TONE AND AND CHANGE THE ENTIRE TONE AND CONTEXT OF THAT NEWS CONFERENCE. CONTEXT OF THAT NEWS CONFERENCE. >> EDDIE, ALSO HE READ FROM THAT >> EDDIE, ALSO HE READ FROM THAT STATEMENT SORT OF HEAD DOWN, STATEMENT SORT OF HEAD DOWN, READING PREPARED REMARKS, IN THE READING PREPARED REMARKS, IN THE MOMENT HE DID AD-LIB, YES, IT MOMENT HE DID AD-LIB, YES, IT WAS RUSSIA, THEY DID MEDDLE IN WAS RUSSIA, THEY DID MEDDLE IN THE ELECTION.

THE ELECTION. IT COULD BE OTHER PEOPLE. IT COULD BE OTHER PEOPLE. A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT THERE. A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT THERE. HAS TO ADD THAT CAVEAT WHICH HAS TO ADD THAT CAVEAT WHICH UNDERMINES WHAT HE SAID EARLY UNDERMINES WHAT HE SAID EARLY EARLY. EARLY. >> YEAH. >> YEAH. AND RICH STING’LLENGEL LOOKED LI AND RICH STING’LLENGEL LOOKED LI WAS READING A HOSTAGE NOTE WAS READING A HOSTAGE NOTE RATHER THAN APOLOGIZING. RATHER THAN APOLOGIZING. THIS ANALOGY, INSTEAD OF GETTING THIS ANALOGY, INSTEAD OF GETTING A MULLIGAN HE MOVED HIS BALL A MULLIGAN HE MOVED HIS BALL INTO FULL VIEW, INTO A BETTER INTO FULL VIEW, INTO A BETTER LIE. LIE. HE’S SHAMELESS. HE’S SHAMELESS. HE DOESN’T SEEM IN ANY SERIOUS HE DOESN’T SEEM IN ANY SERIOUS WAY, RIGHT, TO TRY TO TAKE WAY, RIGHT, TO TRY TO TAKE ACCOUNT OF WHAT HE ACTUALLY DID, ACCOUNT OF WHAT HE ACTUALLY DID, AND WHAT I’M REALLY INTERESTED AND WHAT I’M REALLY INTERESTED IN IS THE WAY IN WHICH IN IS THE WAY IN WHICH REPUBLICAN, FELLOW REPUBLICANS REPUBLICAN, FELLOW REPUBLICANS HAVE SIMPLY FAILED TO HOLD HIM HAVE SIMPLY FAILED TO HOLD HIM TO ACCOUNT.

TO ACCOUNT. >> ADMIRAL, WE’RE TALKING ABOUT >> ADMIRAL, WE’RE TALKING ABOUT THE RHETORIC INVOLVED AND CHANGE THE RHETORIC INVOLVED AND CHANGE OF TENSES, AND THINGS LIKE THAT, OF TENSES, AND THINGS LIKE THAT, AND DOUBLE NEGATIVES. AND DOUBLE NEGATIVES. YET THE REALITY IS THAT THESE YET THE REALITY IS THAT THESE TWO MEN, VLADIMIR PUTIN AND TWO MEN, VLADIMIR PUTIN AND DONALD TRUMP, SAT BEHIND CLOSED DONALD TRUMP, SAT BEHIND CLOSED DOORS FOR TWO HOURS AND DOORS FOR TWO HOURS AND DISCUSSED THINGS THAT ARE DISCUSSED THINGS THAT ARE POTENTIALLY LETHAL TO THE FUTURE POTENTIALLY LETHAL TO THE FUTURE NOT ONLY OF THE EUROPEAN NOT ONLY OF THE EUROPEAN ALLIANCE AND UNITED ALLIANCE AND UNITED STATES-SOVIET RELATIONSHIP BUT STATES-SOVIET RELATIONSHIP BUT THAT WHOLE REGION.

THAT WHOLE REGION. PEACE AND MISSILES AND THE PEACE AND MISSILES AND THE MISMATCH BETWEEN THE TWO MEN. MISMATCH BETWEEN THE TWO MEN. >> YEAH, MIKE. >> YEAH, MIKE. YOU KNOW, WE WERE TALKING YOU KNOW, WE WERE TALKING EARLIER ABOUT THIS CONTRAST EARLIER ABOUT THIS CONTRAST BETWEEN PRESIDENT OBAMA AND BETWEEN PRESIDENT OBAMA AND PRESIDENT TRUMP, AND I’M GOING PRESIDENT TRUMP, AND I’M GOING TO — I’M GOING TO RATTLE THE TO — I’M GOING TO RATTLE THE GHOST OF ANOTHER PRESIDENT. GHOST OF ANOTHER PRESIDENT. THAT’S PRESIDENT REAGAN. THAT’S PRESIDENT REAGAN. WE’RE ALSO TALKING ABOUT OTHER WE’RE ALSO TALKING ABOUT OTHER AUDIENCES. AUDIENCES. THINK ABOUT EUROPE, HOW THIS IS THINK ABOUT EUROPE, HOW THIS IS BEING RECEIVED THERE, AND THINK BEING RECEIVED THERE, AND THINK BACK TO RONALD REAGAN STANDING BACK TO RONALD REAGAN STANDING AT THE BERLIN WALL SAYING, MR.

AT THE BERLIN WALL SAYING, MR. GORBACHEV, TEAR DOWN THIS WALL. GORBACHEV, TEAR DOWN THIS WALL. INSTEAD TODAY WE HAVE A INSTEAD TODAY WE HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO SUPPOSEDLY GOES IN PRESIDENT WHO SUPPOSEDLY GOES IN A SECRET ROOM, A LITTLE QUIET A SECRET ROOM, A LITTLE QUIET ROOM, WITH NOBODY THERE BUT A ROOM, WITH NOBODY THERE BUT A COUPLE TRANSLATORS AND THAT’S COUPLE TRANSLATORS AND THAT’S WHERE HE REALLY TELLS VLADIMIR WHERE HE REALLY TELLS VLADIMIR PUTIN, HEY, YOU’RE INTERFERENCE PUTIN, HEY, YOU’RE INTERFERENCE IN OUR ELECTION WAS WRONG. IN OUR ELECTION WAS WRONG. ARE WE REALLY SUPPOSED TO ARE WE REALLY SUPPOSED TO BELIEVE THAT? BELIEVE THAT? AND BY THE WAY, I THOUGHT THE AND BY THE WAY, I THOUGHT THE WORST MOMENT OF THE PRESS WORST MOMENT OF THE PRESS CONFERENCE WAS ACTUALLY WHEN CONFERENCE WAS ACTUALLY WHEN VLADIMIR PUTIN FLIPPED THE VLADIMIR PUTIN FLIPPED THE SOCCER BALL TO THE PRESIDENT OF SOCCER BALL TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. THE UNITED STATES. IT REMINDED ME OF THE SCENE IN IT REMINDED ME OF THE SCENE IN "CASTAWAY" TOM HANKS STARTS "CASTAWAY" TOM HANKS STARTS TALKING TO HIS VOLLEYBALL.

TALKING TO HIS VOLLEYBALL. NOW WE’VE GOT IVAN THE SOCCER NOW WE’VE GOT IVAN THE SOCCER BALL IN THE WHITE HOUSE. BALL IN THE WHITE HOUSE. IT’S A BAD DAY FOR THE AMERICAN IT’S A BAD DAY FOR THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY. PRESIDENCY. >> SO AS HEIDI MENTIONED, THIS >> SO AS HEIDI MENTIONED, THIS WASN’T ABOUT ONE LINE OR ONE WASN’T ABOUT ONE LINE OR ONE WORD. WORD. THIS WAS ABOUT THE FULL CONTEXT THIS WAS ABOUT THE FULL CONTEXT OF THE PRESIDENT’S PRESS OF THE PRESIDENT’S PRESS CONFERENCE WITH VLADIMIR PUTIN. CONFERENCE WITH VLADIMIR PUTIN. TO BELIEVE WHAT THE PRESIDENT TO BELIEVE WHAT THE PRESIDENT SAID YESTERDAY YOU’D HAVE TO SAID YESTERDAY YOU’D HAVE TO DISCOUNT EVERYTHING ELSE HE SAID DISCOUNT EVERYTHING ELSE HE SAID DURING THAT NEWS CONFERENCE FROM DURING THAT NEWS CONFERENCE FROM HIS WITHERING ATTACK ON THE HIS WITHERING ATTACK ON THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT AND THE FBI JUSTICE DEPARTMENT AND THE FBI FOR INVESTIGATING HIS CAMPAIGN’S FOR INVESTIGATING HIS CAMPAIGN’S TIES TO RUSSIA TO PUTIN TIES TO RUSSIA TO PUTIN "INCREDIBLE OFFER TO HELP WITH "INCREDIBLE OFFER TO HELP WITH THE INVESTIGATION," TO LATCHING THE INVESTIGATION," TO LATCHING OUT AT THOSE WHO SUGGESTED OUT AT THOSE WHO SUGGESTED RUSSIAN MEDDLING WAS IN ANY WAY RUSSIAN MEDDLING WAS IN ANY WAY RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS VICTORY FOR RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS VICTORY FOR THE DEBUNKING OF THE DNC AND THE DEBUNKING OF THE DNC AND HILLARY CLINTON’S 33,000 MISSING HILLARY CLINTON’S 33,000 MISSING E-MAILS.

E-MAILS. >> I DO FEEL THAT WE HAVE BOTH >> I DO FEEL THAT WE HAVE BOTH MADE SOME MISTAKES. MADE SOME MISTAKES. I THINK THAT THE, THE PROBE IS A I THINK THAT THE, THE PROBE IS A DISASTER FOR OUR COUNTRY. DISASTER FOR OUR COUNTRY. I THINK IT’S KEPT US APART. I THINK IT’S KEPT US APART.

IT’S KEPT US SEPARATED. IT’S KEPT US SEPARATED. THERE WAS NO COLLUSION AT ALL. THERE WAS NO COLLUSION AT ALL. EVERYBODY KNOWS IT. EVERYBODY KNOWS IT. >> WHAT HE DID IS AN INCREDIBLE >> WHAT HE DID IS AN INCREDIBLE OFFER. OFFER. HE OFFERED TO HAVE THE PEOPLE HE OFFERED TO HAVE THE PEOPLE WORKING ON THE CASE COME AND WORKING ON THE CASE COME AND WORK WITH THEIR INVESTIGATORS WORK WITH THEIR INVESTIGATORS WITH RESPECT TO THE 12 PEOPLE. WITH RESPECT TO THE 12 PEOPLE. I THINK THAT’S AN INCREDIBLE I THINK THAT’S AN INCREDIBLE OFFER. OFFER. OKAY? OKAY? >> THAT WAS A CLEAN CAMPAIGN.

>> THAT WAS A CLEAN CAMPAIGN. I BEAT HILLARY CLINTON EASILY I BEAT HILLARY CLINTON EASILY AND FRANKLY WE BEAT LETTER,HER, AND FRANKLY WE BEAT LETTER,HER, NOT SAYING FROM THE STANDPOINT, NOT SAYING FROM THE STANDPOINT, WE WON THAT RACE AND IT’S A WE WON THAT RACE AND IT’S A SHAME THERE COULD BE EVEN A SHAME THERE COULD BE EVEN A LITTLE BIT OF A CLOUD OVER THAT. LITTLE BIT OF A CLOUD OVER THAT. PEOPLE KNOW THAT, PEOPLE PEOPLE KNOW THAT, PEOPLE UNDERSTAND IT, BUT THE MAIN UNDERSTAND IT, BUT THE MAIN THING AND WE DISCUSSED THIS THING AND WE DISCUSSED THIS ALSO. ALSO. ZERO COLLUSION. ZERO COLLUSION. THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE IS MUCH THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE IS MUCH MORE ADVANTAGEOUS FOR DEMOCRATS, MORE ADVANTAGEOUS FOR DEMOCRATS, AS YOU KNOW, THAN IT IS TO AS YOU KNOW, THAN IT IS TO REPUBLICANS. REPUBLICANS. WE WON THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE BY WE WON THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE BY A LOT. A LOT. 306-223, I BELIEVE. 306-223, I BELIEVE. >> YOU HAVE GROUPS THAT ARE >> YOU HAVE GROUPS THAT ARE WONDERING WHY THE FBI NEVER TOOK WONDERING WHY THE FBI NEVER TOOK THE SERVER.

THE SERVER. WHY HAVEN’T THEY TAKEN THE WHY HAVEN’T THEY TAKEN THE SERVER? SERVER? WHERE IS THE SERVER? WHERE IS THE SERVER? WHAT IS THE SERVER SAYING? WHAT IS THE SERVER SAYING? I REALLY DO WANT TO SEE THE I REALLY DO WANT TO SEE THE SERVER. SERVER. WHAT HAPPENED TO THE SERVER? WHAT HAPPENED TO THE SERVER? >> SO, NICK, OBVIOUSLY THE >> SO, NICK, OBVIOUSLY THE PRESIDENT TAKE AS QUESTION PRESIDENT TAKE AS QUESTION DIRECTLY WHERE HE’S PRESENTED DIRECTLY WHERE HE’S PRESENTED WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO CONFRONT WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO CONFRONT PRESIDENT PUTIN STANDING FIVE PRESIDENT PUTIN STANDING FIVE FEET AWAY FROM HIM AND TURNS IT FEET AWAY FROM HIM AND TURNS IT INTO AN OLD SPEECH HE’S GIVEN INTO AN OLD SPEECH HE’S GIVEN MANY, MANY TIMES ABOUT SERVERS, MANY, MANY TIMES ABOUT SERVERS, ABOUT HILLARY CLINTON, ABOUT THE ABOUT HILLARY CLINTON, ABOUT THE PAKISTANI MAN WITH THE SERVER PAKISTANI MAN WITH THE SERVER AND EVERYTHING ELSE, THE AND EVERYTHING ELSE, THE PRESIDENT BRINGS UP.

PRESIDENT BRINGS UP. DID HE DO ANYTHING YESTERDAY TO DID HE DO ANYTHING YESTERDAY TO HELP HIMSELF? HELP HIMSELF? WITH THAT CLARIFICATION? WITH THAT CLARIFICATION? >> WAIT. >> WAIT. QUICK THOUGH, GUYS. QUICK THOUGH, GUYS. CORRECT THIS. CORRECT THIS. THEY HAVE THE SERVER! THEY HAVE THE SERVER! THEY’VE HAD THE SERVER FOREVER. THEY’VE HAD THE SERVER FOREVER. THEY JUST DON’T HAVE THE THEY JUST DON’T HAVE THE PHYSICAL COPY OF IT. PHYSICAL COPY OF IT. THEY HAVE AN ACTUAL COPY OF IT, THEY HAVE AN ACTUAL COPY OF IT, THOUGH, BECAUSE WE HAVE MORE THOUGH, BECAUSE WE HAVE MORE THAN FLOPPY DISCS IN THE ERA OF THAN FLOPPY DISCS IN THE ERA OF DIGITAL THT EXACTLY. DIGITAL THT EXACTLY. WHAT WE SAW YESTERDAY IN WHAT WE SAW YESTERDAY IN POLITICS IS CALLED A WALK BACK. POLITICS IS CALLED A WALK BACK. THE PRESIDENT MANAGED TO DO THE THE PRESIDENT MANAGED TO DO THE WALK BACK DURING THE WALK BACK WALK BACK DURING THE WALK BACK IN THE WALK BACK.

IN THE WALK BACK. HE HAD TO SAY, COULD HAVE BEEN HE HAD TO SAY, COULD HAVE BEEN SOMEBODY ELSE AND IT WAS LIKE SOMEBODY ELSE AND IT WAS LIKE WATCHING A KID IN FRONT OF A WATCHING A KID IN FRONT OF A BLACKBOARD AT SCHOOL BEING BLACKBOARD AT SCHOOL BEING FORCED BY HIS TEACHER TO SAY FORCED BY HIS TEACHER TO SAY SOMETHING HE DIDN’T BELIEVE OR SOMETHING HE DIDN’T BELIEVE OR WANT TO SAY.

WANT TO SAY. THERE HAS REALLY NEVER BEEN A THERE HAS REALLY NEVER BEEN A PERFORMANCE I THINK IN AMERICAN PERFORMANCE I THINK IN AMERICAN POLITICS THAT IS LIKE IT, AND POLITICS THAT IS LIKE IT, AND YOU CAN ONLY IMAGINE WHY. YOU CAN ONLY IMAGINE WHY. HE SEEMS TO HAVE A PARTICULAR HE SEEMS TO HAVE A PARTICULAR PERSONAL INTEREST HERE THAT IS PERSONAL INTEREST HERE THAT IS SEPARATE FROM THE WHITE HOUSE SEPARATE FROM THE WHITE HOUSE INTEREST, BUT IS DOVETAILING INTEREST, BUT IS DOVETAILING WITH PUTIN’S INTEREST ON THE WITH PUTIN’S INTEREST ON THE INVESTIGATION. INVESTIGATION. >> IT’S FEAR. >> IT’S FEAR. >> HE — HE AND PUTIN ARE ON THE >> HE — HE AND PUTIN ARE ON THE SAME PAGE ABOUT THE RUSSIA SAME PAGE ABOUT THE RUSSIA PROBE.

PROBE. THEY BOTH HAVE AN INTEREST IN THEY BOTH HAVE AN INTEREST IN STOPPING IT AND DISCREDITING IT STOPPING IT AND DISCREDITING IT AND THAT IS A STRIKING FOOCT MEA AND THAT IS A STRIKING FOOCT MEA ME. ME. >> WE’VE SEEN THIS BEFORE. >> WE’VE SEEN THIS BEFORE. THE PRESIDENT SAYS SOMETHING THE PRESIDENT SAYS SOMETHING INFLAMMATORY, OFFENSIVE. INFLAMMATORY, OFFENSIVE. IS PUSHED INTO A CORNER SO HE IS PUSHED INTO A CORNER SO HE MAKES AN APOLOGY HE READS FROM A MAKES AN APOLOGY HE READS FROM A PIECE OF PAPER. PIECE OF PAPER. AND THEN THE NEXT DAY, WHICH IS AND THEN THE NEXT DAY, WHICH IS TODAY NOW, IN THIS STORY, HE TODAY NOW, IN THIS STORY, HE RESENTS THAT HE’S NOT BEING RESENTS THAT HE’S NOT BEING REWARDED AND THANKED FOR HIS REWARDED AND THANKED FOR HIS GREAT APOLOGY AND LASHES OUT GREAT APOLOGY AND LASHES OUT AGAIN. AGAIN. >> EXACTLY. >> EXACTLY.

LOOK, THERE ARE SEVERAL PIECES LOOK, THERE ARE SEVERAL PIECES TO THIS. TO THIS. THE MOST IMPORTANT PIECE IS THE THE MOST IMPORTANT PIECE IS THE ONE THAT NICK REFERRED TO, WHICH ONE THAT NICK REFERRED TO, WHICH IS ULTIMATELY OUR RELATIONSHIP IS ULTIMATELY OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH RUSSIA AND WITH PUTIN. WITH RUSSIA AND WITH PUTIN. IT’S CLEAR FROM EVERYTHING HE IT’S CLEAR FROM EVERYTHING HE SAID AND HAS DONE THAT THERE’S SAID AND HAS DONE THAT THERE’S SOMETHING GOING ON BETWEEN THESE SOMETHING GOING ON BETWEEN THESE TWO GUYS WHICH IS NOT REALLY IN TWO GUYS WHICH IS NOT REALLY IN OUR NATIONAL INTEREST. OUR NATIONAL INTEREST. THE "WALL STREET JOURNAL" TODAY THE "WALL STREET JOURNAL" TODAY HAD AN EDITORIAL SUMMARIZING TO HAD AN EDITORIAL SUMMARIZING TO YOUR POINT, MAYBE, WHERE THE YOUR POINT, MAYBE, WHERE THE REPUBLICANS ARE. REPUBLICANS ARE. WHICH WAS SORT OF GRUDGINGLY WHICH WAS SORT OF GRUDGINGLY ACCEPTED TRUMP’S APOLOGY WITH A ACCEPTED TRUMP’S APOLOGY WITH A LOT OF, YOU KNOW, SORT OF SHRUGS LOT OF, YOU KNOW, SORT OF SHRUGS OF THE SHOULDER AND THEN WENT ON OF THE SHOULDER AND THEN WENT ON TO LIST ALL THE ISSUES BETWEEN TO LIST ALL THE ISSUES BETWEEN US AND RUSSIA STILL UNRESOLVED US AND RUSSIA STILL UNRESOLVED ABOUT ALARMS AND INTERFERENCE IN ABOUT ALARMS AND INTERFERENCE IN OTHER COUNTRIES AND THINGS LIKE OTHER COUNTRIES AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

THAT. SO I DON’T THINK THIS CHANGES SO I DON’T THINK THIS CHANGES ANYTHING ABOUT THE FUNDAMENTAL ANYTHING ABOUT THE FUNDAMENTAL ISSUE OF TRUMP’S RELATIONSHIP ISSUE OF TRUMP’S RELATIONSHIP WITH PUTIN, WHICH IS A SCARY, WITH PUTIN, WHICH IS A SCARY, SCARY STATE OF AFFAIRS. SCARY STATE OF AFFAIRS. >> AND GETTING INTO SOME >> AND GETTING INTO SOME REPORTING ON THIS, BUT "VANLTTY REPORTING ON THIS, BUT "VANLTTY FAIR" REPORTING CHIEF OF STAFF FAIR" REPORTING CHIEF OF STAFF CALLED AROUND GAVE THE GREEN CALLED AROUND GAVE THE GREEN LIGHT FOR REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP LIGHT FOR REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP TO COME OUT, CRITICIZE THE TO COME OUT, CRITICIZE THE PRESIDENT HOPING TO PUSH PRESIDENT HOPING TO PUSH PRESIDENT TRUMP INTO A REVISION, PRESIDENT TRUMP INTO A REVISION, APOLOGY, SOME KIND OF APOLOGY, SOME KIND OF CLAIRIFICATION.

CLAIRIFICATION. EXTRAORDINARY FOR A CHIEF OF EXTRAORDINARY FOR A CHIEF OF STAFF TO DO THAT. STAFF TO DO THAT. >> WELL, I THINK THIS IS >> WELL, I THINK THIS IS DIFFERENT THAN OTHER TIMES THAT DIFFERENT THAN OTHER TIMES THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS SAID THINGS PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS SAID THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN INFLAMMATORY THAT THAT HAVE BEEN INFLAMMATORY THAT HAVE BEEN RECKLESS. HAVE BEEN RECKLESS. IN PART YOU SEE IT REFLECTED IN IN PART YOU SEE IT REFLECTED IN THE NUMBER OF REPUBLICANS THAT THE NUMBER OF REPUBLICANS THAT HAVE COME OUT AND CONDEMNED IT. HAVE COME OUT AND CONDEMNED IT. TO YOUR POINT EARLIER, REMINDS TO YOUR POINT EARLIER, REMINDS ME OF THE REACTION TO ME OF THE REACTION TO CHARLOTTESVILLE. CHARLOTTESVILLE. EVEN MANY FOLK WHOSE TEND TO BE EVEN MANY FOLK WHOSE TEND TO BE SUPPORTIVE OF THE PRESIDENT, SUPPORTIVE OF THE PRESIDENT, FOLKS LIKE NEWT GINGRICH, A FOLKS LIKE NEWT GINGRICH, A REALLY BIG SUPPORTER OF THE REALLY BIG SUPPORTER OF THE PRESIDENT COMING OUT SAYING, PRESIDENT COMING OUT SAYING, WHOA, WHOA, WHOA. WHOA, WHOA, WHOA. HE NEEDS TO CLARIFY THIS.

HE NEEDS TO CLARIFY THIS. I THINK IT’S BECAUSE FOR THE I THINK IT’S BECAUSE FOR THE MOST PART, WHEN THE PRESIDENT MOST PART, WHEN THE PRESIDENT DOES SOMETHING RECKLESS HE’S DOES SOMETHING RECKLESS HE’S CRITICIZED BY DEMOCRATS, BY THE CRITICIZED BY DEMOCRATS, BY THE MEDIA, BY A CERTAIN SUBSET OF MEDIA, BY A CERTAIN SUBSET OF REPUBLICANS THAT ARE COMFORTABLE REPUBLICANS THAT ARE COMFORTABLE CRITICIZING HIM, BUT IF IT CRITICIZING HIM, BUT IF IT DOESN’T GO BEYOND THAT TRUMP DOESN’T GO BEYOND THAT TRUMP FEELS PRETTY CONFIDENT HE CAN FEELS PRETTY CONFIDENT HE CAN WEATHER THE STORM. WEATHER THE STORM. HIS JOB APPROVAL NUMBERS DON’T HIS JOB APPROVAL NUMBERS DON’T MOVE THAT MUCH. MOVE THAT MUCH. I THINK THE DIFFERENCE HERE IS I THINK THE DIFFERENCE HERE IS BECAUSE YOU SAW SO MANY FOLKS BECAUSE YOU SAW SO MANY FOLKS FROM CAPITOL HILL SAYING, THIS FROM CAPITOL HILL SAYING, THIS IS WRONG, THAT’S WHY YOU GOT TO IS WRONG, THAT’S WHY YOU GOT TO THE HOSTAGE TAPE FROM YESTERDAY.

THE HOSTAGE TAPE FROM YESTERDAY. BECAUSE THIS IS DIFFERENT. BECAUSE THIS IS DIFFERENT. THIS IS NOT JUST ABOUT BEING THIS IS NOT JUST ABOUT BEING RECKLESS AND NOT JUST ABOUT RECKLESS AND NOT JUST ABOUT BEING OFFENSIVE OR SAYING BEING OFFENSIVE OR SAYING SOMETHING, MISSPEAKING, NOT SOMETHING, MISSPEAKING, NOT SPEAKING LIKE A POLITICIAN. SPEAKING LIKE A POLITICIAN. THIS IS ABOUT WEAKNESS, AND THIS IS ABOUT WEAKNESS, AND DONALD TRUMP, A CORE BRAND DONALD TRUMP, A CORE BRAND ATTRIBUTE OF HIS IS, I AM ATTRIBUTE OF HIS IS, I AM STRONG.

STRONG. I WILL BE STRONG FOR AMERICA. I WILL BE STRONG FOR AMERICA. STRONG IS NOT WHAT WE GOT IN STRONG IS NOT WHAT WE GOT IN HELSINKI. HELSINKI. THAT’S WHY YOU SAW MORE THAT’S WHY YOU SAW MORE REPUBLICANS BLEEDING OFF, AND REPUBLICANS BLEEDING OFF, AND THAT IS WHY IF THAT REPORTING IS THAT IS WHY IF THAT REPORTING IS CORRECT ABOUT THE WHITE HOUSE CORRECT ABOUT THE WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF, HE WAS ABLE, I CHIEF OF STAFF, HE WAS ABLE, I BELIEVE, TO FEEL HE COULD GO TO BELIEVE, TO FEEL HE COULD GO TO THE HILL AND SAY, GIVE ME COVER THE HILL AND SAY, GIVE ME COVER SO THAT I CAN WALK IN TO THE SO THAT I CAN WALK IN TO THE PRESIDENT’S OFFICE AND TELL HIM PRESIDENT’S OFFICE AND TELL HIM YOU NEED TO WALK THIS BACK. YOU NEED TO WALK THIS BACK. >> IN THIS CASE IT WASN’T THE >> IN THIS CASE IT WASN’T THE USUAL REPUBLICANS WILLING TO BE USUAL REPUBLICANS WILLING TO BE CRITICAL OF PRESIDENT TRUMP.

CRITICAL OF PRESIDENT TRUMP. JOHN McCAIN, JEFF FLAKE, BOB JOHN McCAIN, JEFF FLAKE, BOB CORKER AND THE LIKE, THE CORKER AND THE LIKE, THE LEADERSHIP PE RELUCTANT TO LEADERSHIP PE RELUCTANT TO CRITICIZE THE PRESIDENT. CRITICIZE THE PRESIDENT. THE QUESTION, A ONE-DAY THE QUESTION, A ONE-DAY CRITICISM TO GET THAT HE DID CRITICISM TO GET THAT HE DID YESTERDAY, WASH THEY’RE HAND YESTERDAY, WASH THEY’RE HAND SAY, SEE, WE WERE OPENLY SAY, SEE, WE WERE OPENLY CRITICAL OF THE PRESIDENT ON CRITICAL OF THE PRESIDENT ON THIS, OR FOLLOW ON AND MAKE SURE THIS, OR FOLLOW ON AND MAKE SURE THAT RUSSIA AND THE PRESIDENT THAT RUSSIA AND THE PRESIDENT ARE HELD TO ACCOUNT WHEN 2 COMES ARE HELD TO ACCOUNT WHEN 2 COMES TO THIS STORY? TO THIS STORY? >> IF OUR PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IS >> IF OUR PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IS ANY INDICATION WHAT THEY’LL DO, ANY INDICATION WHAT THEY’LL DO, THIS IS A ONE OFF.

THIS IS A ONE OFF. THEY’RE IT FLOTNOT GOING TO DO M THEY’RE IT FLOTNOT GOING TO DO M AFTER THIS. AFTER THIS. RIGHT? RIGHT? IT’S IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND IT’S IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THAT REPUBLICANS AFTER THAT REPUBLICANS AFTER CHARLOTTESVILLE DIDN’T WANT TO CHARLOTTESVILLE DIDN’T WANT TO BE MARKED WITH RACISM. BE MARKED WITH RACISM. DIDN’T WANT TO BE SEEN AS RACIST DIDN’T WANT TO BE SEEN AS RACIST AND IN THIS INSTANCE THEY DON’T AND IN THIS INSTANCE THEY DON’T WANT TO BE SEEN AT UNPATE AUK.RI WANT TO BE SEEN AT UNPATE AUK.RI IN THIS INSTANCE HAVE A VISCERAL IN THIS INSTANCE HAVE A VISCERAL REACTION TO TRUMP’S COMMENTS. REACTION TO TRUMP’S COMMENTS. WHAT WILL FOLLOW IS DIFFERENT. WHAT WILL FOLLOW IS DIFFERENT. SOON AS SENATE MAJORITY LEADER SOON AS SENATE MAJORITY LEADER McCONNELL IN THE FIRST PRESS McCONNELL IN THE FIRST PRESS CONFERENCE SAID SOMETHING ABOUT CONFERENCE SAID SOMETHING ABOUT RUSSIA, HE IMMEDIATELY PIVOTED RUSSIA, HE IMMEDIATELY PIVOTED TO THE JUDGES.

TO THE JUDGES. RIGHT? RIGHT? LINDSEY GRAHAM, MISSED LINDSEY GRAHAM, MISSED OPPORTUNITY. OPPORTUNITY. DIDN’T APPRECIATE IT. DIDN’T APPRECIATE IT. AND THEN MARCO RUBIO, CLARIFIED AND THEN MARCO RUBIO, CLARIFIED MATTERS NOW WE NEED TO GET TO X, MATTERS NOW WE NEED TO GET TO X, Y AND Z, THEY’RE ALREADY Y AND Z, THEY’RE ALREADY PIVOTING. PIVOTING. THIS IS GOING TO BE BUSINESS AS THIS IS GOING TO BE BUSINESS AS USUAL. USUAL. >> HEIDI, YOU COVER THE CAPITOL >> HEIDI, YOU COVER THE CAPITOL CLOSELY.

CLOSELY. BOB CORKER YESTERDAY, OBVIOUSLY BOB CORKER YESTERDAY, OBVIOUSLY ON HIS WAY OUT OF WASHINGTON, ON HIS WAY OUT OF WASHINGTON, SAID THE DAM IS FINALLY SAID THE DAM IS FINALLY BREAKING. BREAKING. TALKING ABOUT THE TRUMP TALKING ABOUT THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY AND SAID, THANKFULLY. PRESIDENCY AND SAID, THANKFULLY. IS THERE ANY INDICATION THAT IS THERE ANY INDICATION THAT THAT’S ACTUALLY TRUE? THAT’S ACTUALLY TRUE? OR DO YOU FEEL LIKE REPUBLICANS OR DO YOU FEEL LIKE REPUBLICANS HAVE GOTTEN ON THE RECORD HAVE GOTTEN ON THE RECORD CRITICAL OF THE PRESIDENT ON CRITICAL OF THE PRESIDENT ON THIS ISSUE AND NOW READY TO MOVE THIS ISSUE AND NOW READY TO MOVE ON? ON? >> DON’T LOOK AT ME LIKE THAT, >> DON’T LOOK AT ME LIKE THAT, EDDIESOAP I EDDIESOAP I EDDIE. EDDIE. EDDIE MADE AN IMPORTANT POINT. EDDIE MADE AN IMPORTANT POINT. A DISTINCTION BETWEEN THE A DISTINCTION BETWEEN THE RESPONSES.

RESPONSES. SAW STRONG RESPONSES BY MEMBERS SAW STRONG RESPONSES BY MEMBERS MIKE SENATOR JOHN McCAIN, WHO MIKE SENATOR JOHN McCAIN, WHO SAID THIS IS AWFUL. SAID THIS IS AWFUL. IT’S HUMILIATING, AND THEN YOU IT’S HUMILIATING, AND THEN YOU SAW THE LEADERSHIP. SAW THE LEADERSHIP. THE LEADERSHIP SIMPLY SAID THAT THE LEADERSHIP SIMPLY SAID THAT THEY HAD CONFIDENCE IN U.S. THEY HAD CONFIDENCE IN U.S. INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES. INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES. I THINK WE CAN ALL AGREE THAT IS I THINK WE CAN ALL AGREE THAT IS NOT A DIRECT REBUKE OF THE NOT A DIRECT REBUKE OF THE PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT. THAT SAID, I DO THINK THAT THERE THAT SAID, I DO THINK THAT THERE IS DEFINITELY A HEIGHTENED IS DEFINITELY A HEIGHTENED AWARENESS AND COMMITMENT ON THE AWARENESS AND COMMITMENT ON THE HILL TO TRY AND MAKE SOME HILL TO TRY AND MAKE SOME MEASURES AND MOVEMENT ON MEASURES AND MOVEMENT ON ELECTION SECURITY.

ELECTION SECURITY. WE WILL SEE THAT IN THE HOUSE. WE WILL SEE THAT IN THE HOUSE. WE WILL SEE THAT IN THE SENATE. WE WILL SEE THAT IN THE SENATE. I THINK WHAT WE SHOULD ALL KEEP I THINK WHAT WE SHOULD ALL KEEP OUR EYES ON RIGHT NOW IS THE OUR EYES ON RIGHT NOW IS THE FACT IN THE HOUSE THERE’S, RIGHT FACT IN THE HOUSE THERE’S, RIGHT NOW, AN AMENDMENT TO ACTUALLY NOW, AN AMENDMENT TO ACTUALLY WATER DOWN SANCTIONS ON RUSSIA. WATER DOWN SANCTIONS ON RUSSIA.

THEY’RE GOING TO BE GOING INTO A THEY’RE GOING TO BE GOING INTO A CONFERENCE COMMITTEE THIS WEEK CONFERENCE COMMITTEE THIS WEEK WITH THE SENATE. WITH THE SENATE. KEEP YOUR EYE ON THAT. KEEP YOUR EYE ON THAT. THAT IS A BIG DEAL THAT ALLOWS THAT IS A BIG DEAL THAT ALLOWS RUSSIA TO CONTINUE TO SELL RUSSIA TO CONTINUE TO SELL MILITARY GRADE HARDWARE TO OTHER MILITARY GRADE HARDWARE TO OTHER COUNTRIES, AND THEY MAKE A LOT COUNTRIES, AND THEY MAKE A LOT OF MONEY OFF OF THAT. OF MONEY OFF OF THAT. >> HARD TO SEE HOW THEY COULD >> HARD TO SEE HOW THEY COULD KEEP GOING WITH THAT IN THE KEEP GOING WITH THAT IN THE CONTEXT OF WHAT HAPPENED THIS CONTEXT OF WHAT HAPPENED THIS WEEK.

WEEK. >>> SIT TIGHT..

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