Todd: the Hillary e-mails!
Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA)
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)
Sen. Jodi Ernst (R-IA)
Alex Castellanos – GOP Strategist
Charlie Black – GOP Strategist
Peter Hart – Democratic pollster
Alfonso Aguilar – Latino Republican
Susan Page – USA Today
Jon Ralston – Ralston Reports
Amy Walter – Cook Political Report
Todd: the Hillary e-mails!
Todd: Trump is here to stay!
Todd: we'll ask Trump about Hillary's e-mails!
Todd: and talk to Carly Fiorina who is surging!
Todd: but first the Clinton e-mails!
Todd: Biden met with Liz Warren
Todd: Trump! Trump! Trump!
Todd: we sent a reporter to figure
why on earth people support a
dishonest bigot with no impulse control
Trump Supporter: he's not politically correct
Trump Supporter: I'm a Democrat
but I like him
Trump Supporter: everyone is
too polite these days
Trump Supporter: he believes things
Trump Supporter: I trust him
Trump Supporter: he says what's on his mind
Trump Supporter: he turning everything upside down!
Trump Supporter: he's our microphone!
Todd: you two guys are the
Establishment Trump hates
Black: Trump is the vehicle for
people who are frustrated with
how terrible Obama is
Black: he like a rich Pat Buchanan
Todd: how do you stand out if
you're a bland non-entity like Scott Walker
Castellanos: Trump is sucking up
all the oxygen in the room
Todd: I've only heard that cliché
twenty dozen times
Castellanos: he's not going to be the nominee
Black: that's right – he's not!
Castellanos: I mean hopefully maybe
Black: oh god
Todd: all the other candidates must
ask themselves about Donald Trump
– Fuck, Marry, Kill?
Black: Trump is a liberal Democrat
who kills babies and even worse
wants to give people health care
Todd: you keep saying that
he yet keeps picking up GOP voters
Castellanos: Trump is a manly candidate!
Castellanos: Obama is a weak female
candidate who didn't bomb Syria
making Republicans very sad
Black: when people find out
Trump's positions he will fail
Todd: so you say
Black: I consider him a close
friend of mine but he's insane
Paul: Trump is a bombastic fool
delivering empty platitudes and
Republicans have to decide if
that's what they want
Jansing: well the did elect Bush twice
Paul: good point
Todd: Trump has somehow
made birthright citizenship an issue
Aguilar: I'm a Republican but if
candidates agree with Trump
they are doomed – dooooomed!
Aguilar: Scott Walker is
done with Latino voters!
Todd: and everyone else
Todd: Beltway pundits are
geniuses as we all know but
we're always wrong about Trump
Susan: it's not inconceivable pundits
don't know what they are talking about
Walter: there are Laws of Politics
that always apply just like the
Law of Gravity or Laws of Attraction
Todd: but we're on Mars
Walter: GOP voters won't be willing
to lose the election just cast a
protest vote for a lunatic billionaire
Ralston: pundits have to learn
three amazing words: I. Don't. Know
Todd: no! No! Pundits know
everything about anything!
Ralston: these same pundits said
he wouldn't run and that he would
flame out after he called Mexicans rapists
and when he bashed John McCain and
when kicked that girl scout holding a puppy
Todd: good points Jonathan
[ break ]
Todd: welcome Donald Trump
Trump: thanks – who the hell are you?
Todd: conservatives say
you're too close to the Clintons
Trump: Hillary is a criminal
and if she runs it will a miracle
Todd: you said she was a
bad Secretary of State
Trump: she's the worst Secretary
of State in American history!
Todd: who was the worst before her?
Trump: John Kerry
Todd: there's no nuance with you
– everything is either The Best Ever
or The Worst Ever – you're like a
Buzzfeed article with a ferret on your head
Trump: the entire world fell apart on her watch!
Todd: the Arab Spring is her fault?
[ break ]
Todd: omg the Clinton
e-mails won't go away!
Clinton: I did not e-mail
any classified material
Clinton: I didn't send any
material classified at the time
Clinton: I did not send any
material marked classified
Clinton: the server will remain private!
Clinton: I handed over my server okay!
Todd: those are evolving answers!
Dean: not really
Todd: maybe so but she
didn't handle this well
Dean: they're classifying
material after the fact
Todd: but the story won't go away!
Hart: she fumbling now but
she's tough a cookie
Todd: would it be good for
her if Biden got in the race?
Dean: she's a great lawyer but
she needs to be a better candidate
Todd: is there time for Biden to get in?
Hart: he's a white man
but Hillary is white too
Todd: wise observation
Todd: he met with Elizabeth Warren
Dean: that's a smart move
Hart: voters are angry and anxious
Dean: that's why in the end
Hillary Clinton will win this election
[ break ]
Todd: Jerry Brown you said the
e-mail controversy would not
go away and you were right
Brown: it's got a dark energy like a vampire
Todd: well put
Brown: it prowls like
an electric zombie
Todd: does she need
to handle this better?
Brown: it buzzes and keeps
buzzing like a giant hornet from space
Todd: would you like to
see Joe Biden get in?
Brown: I don't know – why the hell not?
Todd: People are comparing
Bernie Sanders to Jerry Brown
Brown: compared to who?
Todd: that's you
Brown: oh right
Todd: is Sanders like your
campaign in 1992?
Brown: there's always room
for the critic and outsider
Todd: will Clinton be the nominee?
Brown: I have no idea – probably?
Todd: why don't you run for President?
Brown: Because I'm busy fixing
the eighth-largest economy in
the world and the worst drought
since Chicago Cubs
[ break ]
Ralston: the average American
is asking why she had a private
e-mail server in the first place
Ralston: and don't joke about it!
Todd: If she can't handle this
scandal how can she defeat ISIS?
Walter: she says she will fight for
the average American but the regular
guy doesn't have a private e-mail server
Page: I want Biden to run with Warren!
Todd: how awesome would that be?
Page: Biden would help Clinton
– she was at her best when she
was pushed by Obama
Todd: the GOP wants to talk about
Clinton's e-mails and Democrats
want to talk about immigration
Audience: both sides do it
Aguilar: she won't provide
all her e-mails!
Todd: who is the tougher
opponent – Clinton or Biden?
Aguilar: oh Clinton for sure
Todd: could Biden win?
Ralston: there is no evidence
that he could set up an
organization in Nevada
Walter: he has no natural constituency
on the left like youth or gender or
race or being a big lefty
Page: on the other hand pundits
lately have been wrong about everything
Todd: ha ha so true
[ break ]
Todd: oh no so sad the Iowa
State Fair ends today
Todd: would you shut down
the government over planned parenthood?
Ernst: that's very serious
Todd: but no shut down?
Ernst: I think we can avoid it
Todd: ooh a Republican who doesn't
want to shut down the government!
[ break ]
Todd: everyone knows Carly Fiorina
won the kiddie table debate
Todd: welcome Carly
Fiorina: good afternoon Ted
Todd: you're a smarty –
what did the stock market drop?
Fiorina: the federal reserve
has to stop printing money!
Todd: you're running as an outsider
Fiorina: I am an outsider!
Todd: but you keep trying to get inside
Fiorina: because I'm a concerned citizen!
Todd: concerned with what?
Fiorina: my career
Todd: aren't you a businessperson?
Fiorina: as if any sane person would hire me!
Todd: so why should people vote for you?
Fiorina: I know how the process works!
Todd: you were the captain of
the ship and crashed it and HP sank
Fiorina: I stand by my record!
Todd: what about the 14th Amendment?
Fiorina: I would not amend the Constitution!
Todd: wow that's so liberal of you
Fiorina: I prefer to call it “not crazy”
Todd: Trump calls you a loser
Fiorina: Trump is acting like another typical politician
Todd: oh snap and a twist
Fiorina: we must secure the
border and it's no rocket science
Todd: what about illegal immigrants
Fiorina: birthright citizenship
is another bright shiny object
to distract stupid and racist primary voters
Todd: that seems to be
quite a few of them
Todd: you're not hateful enough
Fiorina: I would refuse any pathway to citizenship!
Todd: you admire Hillary Clinton
Fiorina: she lied about Benghazi
by talking about a video and
not blaming terrorists
Todd: you believe she purposefully lied?
Fiorina: yes because she loves
terrorists and hates America!
Todd: the drought and fires in
California are caused by climate change
Fiorina: liberal politicians let our
precious fluids flow into the ocean and
that's really dumb
Brown: that's utter ignorance
– a dam doesn't cause it to rain you fool
Fiorina: it's good to have water
Todd: it's even better with whiskey
Fiorina: droughts are bad but politicians caused it
Todd: at Hewlett-Packard
you had quotas for women
Todd: what about cyber security
Fiorina: we need private and public collaboration
Todd: we all know that
Fiorina: we've known for a
decade the Chinese are coming
for extra-marital affair information
Todd: is Carly Fiorina a top tier candidate?
Aguilar: nah – maybe for some job
no one wants like food taster or Vice President
Todd: she's running for Vice President isn't she?
Page: she's straightforward
Todd: a bit
Page: she knows what she thinks
which in this field of candidates is amazing
Walter: she's never going
to out-bombast Trump
Todd: she wrecked Hewlett Packard
Ralston: it was a disaster – she can
blame other people but it's still a bad record
Todd: how is she doing in Nevada?
Ralston: she met with Sheldon Adelson
Todd: Jimmy Carter said he wishes
he sent one more helicopter to
rescue the hostages so he would
have been re-elected
Todd: they never get over it!
Page: look at Mitt Romney!
Todd: McGovern and Mondale
never ever got over it
Walter: they never forget the people
who supported them early and
really remember those who didn't
Todd: a Jeb Bush Super PAC
photoshopped Jeb Bush's head
on a black guy's body
Page: everybody wins
Todd: is this super PAC
run by dumb people?
Aguilar: Democrats fear Jeb
because he's part Latino
Todd: and that's another
episode of Meet the Press