Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)
John Kerry – Secretary of State
Todd: omg 50 days to the first
vote of the 2016 election!
Todd: Trump leads nationally but Ted Cruz
and Marco Rubio are coming up fast
Todd: Jeb Bush is a 7%
Todd: Cruz has 31% in Iowa!
Todd: it's a three-way race with two
crazies and one semi-normal human
Todd: weclome Marco Rubio
Rubio: what up Chuck
Todd: Donald Trump has
called for banning all muslims
Rubio: Trump reminds us that people
are scared and worried because
Obama is a bad President
Todd: you said Trump is offensive and outlandish
Rubio: it's not practical to ban muslims
– besides we need them to turn in their
radical family members
Rubio: on the other hand we
need to call radical Islam by name
Todd: that should solve everything
Rubio: we need a smart president
Todd: is Donald Trump qualified to President?
Rubio: good lord no
Todd: what is he qualified for
Rubio: he's qualified to be a rodeo clown
Todd: you said Obama's speech
made terrorism is worse
Rubio: he should have
acknowledged people are scared
Todd: he did
Rubio: then he should said we can win
Todd: he did that too
Rubio: then he should do airstrikes against ISIS
Todd: he's launched 7,000 airstrikes
Rubio: well he should create a sunni army
Todd: okay so he's doing all that but create a foreign muslim army
Rubio: no he isn't
Todd: yeah he is
Rubio: he should explain to people
that ISIS is very bad
Todd: spoiler alert – done
Rubio: a couple of twitter posts isn't enough
Todd: oh no
Rubio: we need to reach out to young
people and tell them life under ISIS is no fun at all
Todd: you bashed Cruz for weakening surveillance
Rubio: we collected every Americans
phone bill and it's a very valuable tool
Todd: no doubt
Rubio: now we have to trust the phone company!
Todd: I don't trust those fuckers
since they canceled my party line
Todd: Has Cruz has failed this test?
Rubio: he talks tough about carpet bombing
but he wants to cut defense spending like a wimp
Rubio: he sides with the isolationists!
Todd: what state are you going to win?
Rubio: the state of fear
Todd: are you trying to win Iowa or New Hampshire?
Rubio: well sure why not
Todd: you're the Establishment Favorite
Rubio: what an insult!
Rubio: yes how can I be the favorite –
no one will give me any money
Todd: good point
Rubio: plus I challenged Jeb Bush
Rubio: Defense! Hope! Dreams!
Todd: what about marriage equality?
Rubio: marriage is a ancient sacred institution
preserved by an Elvis impersonator in Las Vegas
Rubio: the Constitution does not give
the federal government the power to
give people equal rights
Todd: I see
Rubio: what about the right of
the people of Florida to discriminate?
Todd: do you accept the
ruling of the Supreme Court?
Rubio: there is no such thing as settled law!
Todd: thanks for coming Marco
Todd: go to the website to see
me ask Marco Rubio about Big Sugar
[ break ]
Todd: the GOP is completely panicking
over Trumps plan to ban Muslims
Trump: I am the least racist person you have ever met
Ryan: no! Stop it!
McConnell: great jiminy crickets
Graham: oh my stars
Trump Fan: who's bombing people?
Not the Christians! Not the Jewish!
Not the Buddhist!
Cruz: do you want this lunatic with his finger
on the nuclear button? And to be clear I am
referring to Trump and not myself
Todd: Republicans can't afford to
alienate Trump's horrible supporters
[ break ]
Todd: welcome panelists
Todd: Jerry – Trump Trump Trump
Seib: most people hate Trump but
his supporters aren't going away
Todd: Trump says hateful crazy things
and is only getting even more popular!
Ball: we talk like Trump is losing because
some are others are doing better but this
race has always only had one front runner
Todd: the Trumpster!
Ball: Ted Cruz scares the establishment
more than Trump because Cruz makes
Trump looks reasonable
Todd: why won't other candidates take on Trump?
Flake: if they won't support him it
gives him license to run a third party
Koppel: if you wrestle with a pig you get dirty
Todd: why would anyone wrestle with a pig
Koppel: don't mock my hobby Chuck
Todd: okay Ted
Koppel: you in the media do a poll every few days
Todd: try every few hours old man
Cooper: they can't alienate
his psycho supporters
Cooper: the party has moved far to the right
Ball: Trump's supporters are not the
hard-core right or tea party
Seib: That's true – Ted Cruz is
winning the real lunatics
Todd: Trump's supporters feel like outcasts
Koppel: Trump is the ISIS recruiter in chief!
Todd: quite an achievement
Koppel: we should think about
what ISIS wants and then not do it
Todd: thanks panelists
Todd: we are going to try something
really crazy on Meet The Press – checking facts
Audience: [ faints ]
[ break ]
Todd: fresh polls! we got em!
Todd: Trump still leads!
Todd: educated voters like Marco Rubio
Todd: church-goers like Ted Cruz
Todd: non-religious high school
graduates like Trump
Todd: someone has to bring these groups together
Todd: my pick to do it – Ted Cruz
[ break ]
Obama: this is turning point!
Todd: this week in Paris there was
a landmark climate change agreement
Todd: welcome Secretary Kerry
Todd: there are pledges and promises
but there's no enforcement mechanism
Kerry: Obama is a true leader!
Kerry: 186 countries came together!
Todd: but how do hit countries that don't comply
Kerry: we have a legally binding reporting mechanism
Todd: doesn't sound tough
Kerry: all these countries got together
because they really think there's a problem
so they'll probably abide by their promises
Todd: but if someone doesn't comply
we don't get to bomb or anything
Kerry: if someone doesn't follow through
then we will work with them instead of
hitting them with a sledgehammer
Todd: that's not very manly
Kerry: we're sending a message to
capitalists everywhere – if you want
to make money build solar panels
Todd: Congress hates this and
you still need their money
Kerry: President Obama was just on
the phone with President of Brazil
Todd: to apologize for Rio 2
Kerry: don't mess with Obama –
he's not a lame duck he's a soaring eagle
Todd: what's the world reaction to
Trump wanting to ban all muslims?
Kerry: people are shocked because
America always seemed so nice
Todd: I always thought so
Kerry: it's dangerous because it seems
like were at war with Islam and we're not
Kerry: it's against fundamental American values
Todd: the San Bernardino terrorist
posted her ravings on social media
Kerry: we have a very good vetting system
Todd: but she put terror thoughts on
her Facebook page and you missed it
Kerry: well that does seem like a problem
Kerry: but we still can't ban all Muslims
Todd: thanks for coming
[ break ]
Todd: could there be contested convention?
Todd: or will Rubio or Cruz take it all?
Todd: or does Trump win the delegates
and the GOP panics?
Todd: it's all about Trump!
Seib: this is time everything is
different because of Trump
Seib: don't forget not every state is 'winner take all'
Todd: oh no?
Seib: Jon Kasich could take all the Ohio
delegates and become a kingmaker!
Todd: people love this reality show
Koppel: you are drooling on your shirt
over the possibility of a brokered convention
Todd: you love it too Ted
Cooper: this is every political reporter's
fantasy but it never happens
Copper: if the GOP elite hand picked
a candidate voters would be furious
Ball: for Trump supporters their second
choice was Ted Cruz but now they'll
attack each other and that could change
Todd: is Jeb Bush done for?
Seib: don't forget Chris Christie!
Koppel: the powers that be also hate Ted Cruz
Todd: well they can't exclude Trump and Cruz
Scalia: maybe black people
should go to a slower school
Todd: just like Al Campanis on your show!
Koppel: he's old and also racist
Cooper: my young black friends weren't shocked
Seib: to be fair he's citing a whole
discredited school of thought
Todd: this is why Scalia is against
cameras or audio in the courtroom
Ball: its called accountability and they don't like it
Todd: molly just dropped the mic
[ break ]
Todd: Ted you wrote a whole book
about cyber terrorism
Koppel: we live in a time where someone
in Somalia can take down our power grid
Seib: business leaders are terrified of this
Todd: the media is worried too
Cooper: so is the government
Koppel: we've all been hacked
[ break ]
Todd: Harrison Ford bashed Trump!
Q: who is you favorite fake President?
Jeb: Harrison Ford
Sanders: Michael Douglas
Kasich: Harrison Ford
Seib: Morgan Freeman – he was god!
Koppel: Reagan was not credible
to play a fake President
Cooper: Rahm would be toast if
he didn't have powerful friends
Ball: don't forget people hated
Rahm even before all this
Todd: he's 90s Democrat
Seib: he's a fighter!
Koppel: Rahm isn't going anywhere
Todd: but can he get anything done anymore?
Seib: Chicago needs a firm hand!
Todd: and that's another episode of Meet The Press