Rep. Keith Ellison – (D-MN)
Sen. Cory Booker – (D-NJ)
Kellyanne Conway – Trump campaign
Todd: omg we're a nation divided
Todd: Hillary is still winning the popular vote
Todd: she says James Comey
turned the election!
Todd: regardless the GOP now
controls the government
Todd: why were the polls so wrong?
Todd: Americans voted for change yet again
Todd: the Rust Belt went from blue to red
Todd: like Reagan and Obama –
Trump won blue collar workers
Todd: the Obama coalition didn't turn out!
Todd: Trump won farmers by a lot
Todd: also Clinton never had a Big Idea
Todd: Clinton focused on the fact
that Trump is a disgusting racist asshole
Trump voter: its a return to family values!
[ break ]
Todd: welcome Kelly anne
Conway: thanks Ted
Todd: last week Paul Ryan
was running away from Trump
Todd: now he loves him
Todd: how did you win?
Conway: we created a Cult of Personality
Todd: that checks out
Conway: we need to listen to the voters!
Todd: does Trump have to
spend time in Blue America
Conway: Ted he won blue states!
Todd: but doesn't he have to
talk to voters who disagree with him
Conway: we disagree with the Republicans
who didn't back him - those damn traitors
Todd: who is going to be Chief of Staff?
Conway: don't worry Steve Bannon
will have a big role
Todd: oh great
Conway: he was The General
Conway: he's not a nut – he's good man
who used to work at Goldman Sachs
Todd: well make up your mind
Conway: only ten people
worked on the campaign
Conway: this is a mandate!
Todd: you lost the popular vote
Conway: only because of NYC
and LA and Chicago
Todd: those are all parts of America
Conway: fuck you Todd – we won
Todd: okay okay
Conway: the Donald has put out
an agenda we can all see
Todd: he did?
Conway: yes his health care
plan is all out in the open
Todd: no it isn't
Conway: it could be
Todd: did James Comey swing the election?
Conway: I can't believe Clinton
isn't blaming herself
Todd: yes it's unfathomable
Conway: they are out of touch
of the cultural zeitgeist
Todd: I see
Conway: they are out of touch with
the connective tissue of America
Todd: thanks for coming Kelly
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Todd: welcome to the show Cory
Booker: great to be here Tad
Todd: what was the message of the voters?
Booker: both parties shouldn't feel great
Todd: probably not
Booker: Clinton lost the electoral
college and Trump lost the popular vote
Booker: both sides should reach
out and find common ground
Todd: people wanted a disruptor
Booker: people are fearful of a man
who spewed twitter trollish vile hate
Booker: people are coming up to me in tears
Booker: they terrified Trump is going
to force Americans to leave their country
Todd: what about all these protesters
– should they just accept the
defeat and shut up?
Booker: hey I wouldn't have
the right to vote if not for protesters
Todd: but they're so loud and annoying
Booker: Trump is threatening
to take away people's rights!
Todd: in theory
Booker: I say god bless them!
Booker: but also don't indulge in hate
Booker: I was mad when they said
their goal was cripple Obama and
that's true for Trump
Todd: how nice
Booker: my goal is to help people
Booker: let's not lose our honor
Todd: the Obama coalition voted for Trump
Booker: Obama voters didn't vote for
in the New Jersey Governor's race
and guess what – we got Chris Christie
Booker: elections have consequences!
Todd: yes they do
Booker: put me in the category
to fight against DJT agenda
Booker: we've got to keep fighting!
Todd: what about head of DNC?
Booker: we need a committed progressive
Todd: what about Keith Ellison
Booker: he's exciting
Todd: so are you
Booker: if they come after us with
bigotry and hate we will fight back
Todd: all right
Booker: if he governs like he campaigned
it will be a disaster
Todd: that sounds about right
Booker: citizens – we need to resist!
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Todd: omg the pundits were
wrong about everything!
Todd: what happened?
Brooks: 9/11 happened
Todd: that was a while ago
Brooks: look at Brexit –
people are really freaked out
Brooks: Clinton lost because
she backed off the TPP
Todd: if you say so Brooksie
Brooks: we believe in trade!
Kay: this is like Brexit – people thought
Remain would win and were shocked
Kay: it was a protest vote and
people immediately regretted it
Todd: Sanders would've won
Turner: sure I believe that
Turner: he was speaknig the
language of the forgotten
Turner: my party did not listen
to forgotten America
Hewitt: this is a political earthquake!
Hewitt: this is a monumental shift!
Todd: maureen dowd says Obama was
only elected because people hate the Clintons
Turner: this was a change election!
Turner: people are suffering!
Turner: the Bernie or Bust
movement was real!
Turner: people felt insulted by Chuck Todd
Brooks: I'm guilty of that
Brooks: Trump voters felt moral injury
Kay: skepticism over elites is totally justified
Kay: elites have failed to bring
back factory jobs
Hewitt: the Donald attracted all the
people in America disappointed with
their own lives which is pretty much everybody
Todd: the Republican party
owns everything across America!
Todd: they have Congress and 32 state legislatures!
Todd: and now the White House!
Todd: how does the Democratic party
get out of the wilderness?
[ break ]
Todd: welcome Congressman Ellison
Ellison: hi Todd
Todd: do you want to be head of the DNC?
Ellison: darn right I do
Ellison: we need to reach out
to the lunch pail crowd
Todd: Obama voters went for Trump
Ellison: wages have been flat for 40 years
Todd: that's true
Ellison: the American people's lives suck
Ellison: there are two Americas –
just look at Wells Fargo
Ellison: people want a higher minimum wage!
Todd: ok we get it
Ellison: we gotta strengthen the grass roots
Todd: Hillary Clinton is tainted with NAFTA
Ellison: Trump is the one who is tainted
Todd: could be
Ellison: he hates working people!
Todd: likely true
Ellison: he threw out hate and
poison and lost the vote
Todd: in a way
Ellison: he's outrageous!
Todd: please criticize
Hillary Clinton for me
Ellison: screw off Todd
Todd: well I tried
Ellison: we've got to go
right to the people and deliver
Todd: is DNC chair a full time job?
Ellison: we need someone with vision!
Todd: can you do both jobs
Ellison: yes I can!
Todd: okay then
Ellison: we need to reach the little people
Todd: what's a reason why
not to be DNC chair
Ellison: we are the champion
of working people!
Todd: no you're the party elites
with their fancy tweed jackets
and snobby elbow patches
Ellison: we have talk about closed factories!
Todd: thanks for coming Ralph
[ break ]
Todd: time for Data Dowload!
Todd: did Trump win it or did Clinton lose it?
Todd: the answer is Yes and Yes
Todd: she won more Latinos
but he turned out angry white people
Todd: he won Florida
Todd: but she lost Wisconsin
Todd: she got 240,000 fewer votes than Obama
Todd: Obama voters stayed
home and that cost her
[ break ]
Todd: boy this election is dividing the nation
Brooks: but we're still America!
Todd: well okay then
Brooks: someday we may be better people
Todd: something to look forward
Hewitt: I agree that one day in
the distant future we will get along
Todd: both sides do it
Kay: will Trump's agenda be Reagan
big spending and tax cuts or
will it be full-on psychosis?
Turner: what about hope and
peace and justice?
Turner: children are terrified
of Trump's racism
Brooks: I'm not worried about his racism
Turner: well you're white
Brooks: I'm more worried
Hewitt: poor Dick Nixon was
brought down by his weird loyalists
Trump: I love me some twitter
Trump: the lousy lying NYT
is losing subscribers!
Brooks: hey I write for the Times
Brooks: he wakes up
wanting to fight with people
Kay: he will probably start many wars
so let's hope they are fun ones like
the Falklands or the one about Jenkin's ear
Todd: he's already sending out
bizarre contradictory tweets
Hewitt: twitter is addictive but even
the President should restrain himself
Todd: Lindsay Graham wants
Ted Cruz out of the Senate LOL
Hewitt: well why not – everyone would love it
Todd: should Dems block
all SCOTUS appointments?
Turner: we shouldn't block for no reason
Turner: we need to bring America together
Hewitt: how about Joe Biden
as head of the DNC?
Turner: a strong strong progressive
Todd: and that's another
episode of Meet The Press