Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Gov. John Kasich (R-OH)
Todd: wow this week Bernie Sanders
won big but Clinton still has more delegates
Todd: this week we have ISIS attacks
and history made in Cuba but Trump
somehow forced in the media to talk
about Ted Cruz's sex life
Todd: the week began with Trump's
stupidity and ended with insults about wives
Cruz: he's a sniveling coward!
Cruz: Trumps henchmen are after me!
Todd: this campaign is dominated by Trump
Todd: he is a master of chaos!
Todd: he is the MC of the insult!
Todd: he creates storylines!
Todd: he makes everyone talk
about whatever he wants to!
Todd: Trump shifts the conversation!
Cruz: we should patrol Muslims
Todd: Trump sets the terms
of the campaign debate!
[ break ]
Todd: welcome Governor Kasich
Kasich: good to be here Tad
Todd: should we patrol Muslims?
Kasich: no that's a knee jerk reaction
Todd: sometimes those are the best
Kasich: we need intimate relations
with the Muslims
with the Muslims
Todd: do tell
Kasich: we need a dramatically
Todd: all right
Kasich: NATO needs to be policing
Todd: what else
Kasich: Europe is getting nativist
Todd: that's not good
Kasich: we should work together
to solve problems
Todd: bold statement
Kasich: and that includes Muslims
Todd: you said Obama should
overreact to terror
Kasich: I wouldn't go to a baseball game
– I would gather my national security experts
Todd: but they were already in Cuba with him
Kasich: I would have told my
top people to go to Europe
Todd: can't he do that by telephone
Kasich: you can't banning Muslims
but you can't go to baseball games either
Todd: by still running you are
only helping Donald Trump
Kasich: Kasich is the best President!
Todd: okay then
Kasich: Just pick me!
What is wrong with you people??
Todd: I don't know
Kasich: frankly the delegates should
just fucking name the President already
Todd: whatever you say
Kasich: the idea of me not being President
by universal acclamation is just absurd
Todd: the campaign has become
a schoolyard spat
Kasich: you don't attack families
Todd: one would think
Kasich: how about some decency?
Todd: we've tried everything else
Kasich: I will prevail in Cleveland!
Todd: good luck Jon
Kasich: thanks Chet
[ break ]
Todd: so panel Donald Trump gave
an insane interview with The
Washington Post this week
Mitchell: he's uninformed and crazy
– it's remarkable
Todd: it is unusual
Mitchell: why doesn't he attack
Obama and Hillary Clinton– god I would love that
Todd: I know!
Mitchell: he might cancel defense
treaties with Japan and Korea!
It would be like MASH was for nothing!
Mitchell: he would stop importing Saudi oil
– we need that morally tainted crude!
Mitchell: he didn't even know Iran is under sanctions!
Mitchell: he's just stupid!
Todd: he has no advisors –
he just watches television
Mitchell: we might as well
elect Chauncey Gardiner
Tur: his idiocy may hurt him in the general election
Todd: you think
Tur: he seems not to understand
basic information about the military
Welker: Hillary Clinton gave a very
substantive foreign policy speech
and he ranted incoherently
Todd: and now we're talking about sex lives
Jackson: Trump can shift the
conversation with a single tweet!
Todd: truly his power is unlimited
Jackson: this week Cruz was emotional
and authentic which was somehow even more off-putting
Jackson: will you support Trump
if he's the nominee?
Cruz: he's immoral scum so maybe
Todd: will he totally reject Trump?
Jackson: he's opened the door
to going back on his pledge
Todd: let's talk about the National Enquirer some more
Mitchell: that's good stuff!
Todd: Trump probably planted the story
Mitchell: it's remarkable how he
can control what we in the media say and do
Todd: what if the media every reported on how terrible Trump?
Mitchell: what indeed
Todd: I guess we'll never know
[ break ]
Todd: omg the syrian army retook Palmyra!
Todd: but there were terror attacks in Brussels and Baghdad
Simmons: they just arrested a terrorist in Italy
Simmons: the victims in Belgium
came from 19 different countries
Todd: did the first arrest
trigger the terror attack?
Simmons: yes the publicity from
the arrest caused terrorist to panic
and launch attacks
Todd: so they arrested a terrorist
and it led to more attacks
Leiter: big mistake by Belgians!
Leiter: the is the first time since 9/11
there was a terror attack and the
cell survived to attack again
Engel: they got new members
and struck again
Todd: France and Belgium
don't share information!
Engel: one suspect was arrested for
sneaking into Syria and got back to Europe
Engel: there are 1,500 ISIS
members wandering around EU
Todd: my god
Engel: thankfully most of them
are stuck in traffic circles
Todd: in Europe a safe haven for terrorists
Leiter: Europe is a borderless society
– except when it comes to sharing information
Engel: is the EU doing enough
to stop terrorism?
Kerry: well they did catch that one guy
Engel: the Belgians really screwed up
Todd: mon dieu
Engel: intelligence stops
at the border – it's crazy
Todd: nationalism is on the rise in Europe
Leiter: if that alienates Muslims
it will only cause more problems
Todd: Chatter Creates The Ghetto
Engel: I love that band
[ break ]
Todd: wow Sanders won big in
Alaska and Hawaii and Washington
Todd: it means he's big with
Bigfoot and Menehune
Todd: welcome Senator Sanders
Sanders: good morning Teddy
Todd: can you catch Clinton?
Sanders: I just won 5 out of 6!
Todd: good point
Sanders: we have the momentum!
Todd: what if you don't get enough delegates to win
Sanders: well I think I will you idiot
Todd: all right
Sanders: we have a corrupt
campaign finance system
Todd: people keep booing
Hillary Clinton at your rallies
Sanders: boo! ha ha
Todd: you like it when people boo Clinton
Sanders: she raises money from Wall Street!
Sanders: she voted for the war in 2002!
Todd: are you worried she wont debate you
Sanders: yes I want more in New York city
Todd: you have a list of demands
in exchange for your support
Sanders: my views are imperative
Todd: you will support her
if she's the nominee?
Sanders: I did not say that!
Todd: so there are conditions
for your support?
Sanders: I'm running to win!
Todd: but what if you don't win
Sanders: it's too early to answer that
Todd: stay safe Bernie
Sanders: you too Eddie
[ break ]
Todd: let's take deep dive into the data!
Todd: 70% of women hate Trump
Todd: even GOP women dislike him
Todd: Clinton just crushes him
Todd: Romney beat Obama with white women
Todd: but Trump loses white women
Todd: so Trump needs a lot more
white people but guess what – he loses
a majority of the white population!
Todd: he also loses suburbs
because of women
Todd: this isn't a gender gap
– it's a gender Grand Canyon
[ break ]
Todd: if Trump doesn't win outright
they gonna try take it away from him
Todd: but he could take New York
and New Jersey
Todd: maybe Christie could help him with that
New Jersey voters: don't count on it Chuck
Todd: zombie delegates are those pledged to losers
Todd: free agent delegates go to losers – how does that work?
Ginsburg: because you can
rig the system if you're smart
Todd: zombie delegates are unbound –
they used to belong to Marco Rubio or
Ben Carson or Jim Gilmore
Ginsberg: Jim Gilmore?
Todd: ok not him
Ginsberg: you've got to rig state conventions
Todd: Cruz seems to know how
to game the system
Jackson: they're looking back
and grabbing delegates left and right
Tur: Trump also has a team to
woo zombie delegates
Todd: he's a dealmaker!
Delegate: the Convention Rules
Todd: what are the Rules?
Ginsberg: there aren't any
Todd: holy crap this is going to be so great!
Todd: Hillary Clinton is terrible
but she keeps winning
Mitchell: Trump is the gift
that keeps on giving
Todd: do the Democrats want
Trump or do they fear him
Welker: there is so much negative
on Trump it's hard to know what
to do with all of it
Todd: and yet he beat Jeb Bush
like a cheap rug
Tur: the Trump campaign is not
worried about women – they've got Ivanka!
Mitchell: Hillary Clinton is so
vulnerable on foreign policy and
she's tied to that total loser Obama
Todd: Trump and Clinton need each other
Jackson: hey the primaries aren't over yet!
Todd: there are more days in
the primaries still to come that
there already have been
Audience: dear god
Jackson: it's so exciting!!
Todd: and that's another
episode of Meet The Press