Trump Picks Political Fights as He Visits Dayton, El Paso: A Closer Look

Trump Picks Political Fights as He Visits Dayton, El Paso: A Closer Look

-President Trump
picked political fights and refused to take
responsibility for his rhetoric as he visited Dayton
and El Paso today. For more on this,
it’s time for “A Closer Look.” [ Cheers and applause ] After four years
of spewing racist and anti-immigrant vitriol, Trump managed to tepidly read
a script from a teleprompter on Monday condemning bigotry. Of course, we all know by now that when Trump reads something
from a teleprompter, he doesn’t actually mean it. More often than not, it’s the
first time he’s even seeing it. -10,000 known or “suspested”
gang members. Controlled by large “derners.” He has worked in both houses of
Congress advising “lawmarkers.” -Yes. Lawmarkers, as in Congress
should pass gun control now. When they do, they can write it
down with lawmarker. I have a feeling Trump doesn’t
even read these speeches first. You can tell because he does
this thing where he reads a line and then he reacts to it
in real time. -We know that our nation
was founded by farmers. Our independence
was won by farmers. Our continent was tamed
by farmers. So true. -I mean, it’s like —
[ Laughter ] It’s like your mom reading
her fortune cookie at dinner. “A faithful friend
is a strong defense.” So true. [ Laughter ] And yet —
[ Cheers and applause ] And yet Trump’s aides
and even some in the media are actually trying to pretend
that this is a speech we were supposed to
take seriously and that Trump actually meant
what he said, despite everything we know
about him from his campaign, his presidency,
and most of his adult life. -The accusation is that
the culture he foments at his rallies leads to
this kind of violence. How do you respond to that? -That is absolutely ridiculous. -Would it help if everyone
were more careful with their language? -Well, I think it’s pretty clear that the President came forth
on Monday and was very deliberate
in what he wanted to say. -No, he wasn’t. Trump’s not deliberate
in anything he does. He doesn’t even stand
deliberately. [ Laughter ] I mean, look at him. He looks like he’s on the deck
of a ship about to tilt over. [ Laughter ] He stands like Wile E. Coyote
on those rocket skates. [ Laughter,
cheers and applause ] He looks like he’s posing with
Jack on the bow of the Titanic. [ Laughter ] Not only was he not deliberate
about what he said, he didn’t even get the name
of one of the cities right, when he, of course, said Toledo, even though the teleprompter
said Texas and Ohio. Now, today, Trump visited
El Paso and Dayton, where he was greeted
by protesters, and earlier this week,
ahead of his visit, the mayor of Dayton offered this
response to Trump’s mistake. -He said sometime this week. I mean, I’ve heard that
he’s coming Wednesday, but I’ve not gotten a call. And, you know,
he might be going to Toledo. I don’t know.
-And honestly… [ Laughter ] …maybe that’s
our best hope here. Trump accidentally goes
to Toledo, gets lost, and spends the rest of his life as the announcer
for the Mud Hens. “Anderson comes into the game
batting .250. So true.” [ Laughter ] In fact, Trump was once again back to insulting other people
on Twitter again today, going after El Paso native
Beto O’Rourke for calling Trump
a white nationalist and blaming him for inciting
racism, which he obviously has. If you accused a normal person
of being a white supremacist, they might be shocked
and appalled and they’d definitely want
to know why you think that. Instead, Trump has responded
by tweeting nasty insults. -Trump wrote this, “Beto — phony name to indicate
Hispanic heritage — O’Rourke, who is embarrassed
by my last visit to the great state of Texas,
where I trounced him, and is now even more embarrassed by polling at 1%
in the Democrat primary, should respect the victims and
law enforcement and be quiet.” -Okay, first of all, you don’t
get to follow an insane screed mocking his name
and his standing in the polls with “respect the victims
and be quiet.” That’s like if a librarian
got up and screamed, “Everyone keep your
[bleep] voices down!” [ Laughter and applause ] Second, he —
he should be quiet? He’s from El Paso,
consoling mourners, standing up for his community. You, meanwhile,
never shut the hell up. For example, here’s Trump attacking Joe Biden
later in the morning for comparing him to
segregationist George Wallace. -Joe Biden says you have more
in common with George Wallace than George Washington. -Well, you know, Joe is
a pretty incompetent guy. I’ve watched his interviews. I’ve watched what he said
and how he said it. And I wouldn’t have rated him
very high in the first place, but Joe Biden has truly
lost his fastball. That I can tell you. -He’s lost his fastball? I’m sorry, but you don’t get to criticize
someone else’s fastball when immediately after
that question you wander off, forget that your wife
is standing off-camera, and then just
stand there awkwardly in front of the cameras
while you wait for her. [ Laughter and applause ] First of all, I love
how he points to the puddle and she just walks
around it like, “I [bleep] know
there’s a puddle.” [ Laughter ] Second, why is his move
when he gets lost to just stand completely still
in front of the cameras? Does he not know
we can still see him? “Maybe I can change color
to match the background. Be green.” In that same Q&A, Trump also refused to take
any responsibility whatsoever for his racist,
anti-immigrant rhetoric and was asked about the rise
of white supremacy. Now, just last month,
Trump’s own FBI director said the FBI had recorded about
100 domestic terrorism arrests and that many investigations
involve white supremacy. But when he was asked about it, Trump made this vague comment
where he lumped together what he generally called
“any group of hate.” -Mr. President,
how concerned are you about the rise
of white supremacy, and what are you going to do
about it? -I am concerned about the rise
of any group of hate. I don’t like it. Any group of hate, I am —
whether it’s white supremacy, whether it’s any other kind
of supremacy. -What other kind of supremacy? Like, the Bourne supremacy? [ Laughter ] Trump still refused
to take responsibility for the fact that he spent
his campaign and presidency constantly repeating vile,
racist, dehumanizing language
about immigrants and riling up his crowds with paranoid fantasies
of invading caravans. -This is an invasion. I was badly criticized
for using the word “invasion.” It’s an invasion. People hate the word “invasion,”
but that’s what it is. It’s an invasion of drugs
and criminals and people. Mexico should step up
and stop this onslaught, this invasion into our country. The Democrats want to invite
caravan after caravan of illegal aliens
into our country. A large group of people,
they call it a caravan. [ Crowd booing ] Do you know how
the caravan started? Does everybody know
what this means? I think the Democrats
had something to do with it. -What is that move? He looks like one of those guys handing out free CDs
in Times Square. “Check out my album, ‘Now That’s
What I Call Racism.'” Anyone — Anyone who’s been paying
any attention at all can see what Trump is doing. He’s been inciting
and promoting racism by using dehumanizing language about desperate migrants
seeking asylum, whipping his crowds into
a racist paranoid frenzy, and yet his allies on Fox News
continue to insist that the language Trump uses, language echoed by white
supremacists, is not racist. Here’s “Fox & Friends” host
Brian Kilmeade trying to make that argument
yesterday. -When you have over 110,000
people coming a month, over a million last year and then well over a million
this year, if you use the term
“it’s an invasion,” that’s not anti-Hispanic,
it’s a fact. If the Russians were coming
through Alaska, through Canada, the President would be using
the same language. -First of all,
yes, it is racist. Second, no, Trump would not
use the same language if it was Russians. He’d probably be out there
to greet them like a limo driver
at the airport. Also, let me just say,
in your hypothetical scenario, if there were refugees
from Russia or anywhere else fleeing poverty and violence
and seeking asylum, they should be treated humanely
and with compassion, just like anyone else. Using a different country
doesn’t help your argument. It just makes you sound like
even more of an [bleep] It’s like if your uncle called
you a dick at Thanksgiving and then said, “So what? I said
the same thing about your dad.” And then Kilmeade kept going, also trying to defend
the President’s use of the word “infestation,”
another racist trope, but he couldn’t seem to get
the words out of his mouth. -People want to look at the
words “efest–” “infest–” “invest–” “infested” or — and look at what
the President’s saying. -Whoa! Never a good sign when you’re less eloquent
than teleprompter Trump. The President and his allies don’t think he has
any responsibility at all for the racist language
he’s used against immigrants who are now the targets
of white supremacist violence. Then what about guns? Are Republicans at least
any more willing to tackle the gun violence
epidemic in this country? Well, yesterday on Fox,
Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey said he’s against regulating
military-style assault weapons because they are, and this is
his actual reason, popular. -You know, guns that are
described as assault weapons are almost invariably
no more powerful than ordinary hunting rifles. They look different. You know, they’re painted black
and they’ve got features that an ordinary hunting rifle
doesn’t have, but they’re no more lethal,
and — -What about magazine size? -And they’re extremely popular, and so to ban
an extremely popular firearm, I’m not going to support that. -You won’t ban them
because they’re popular? You know what else is popular?
Drugs. Like, all the drugs. [ Laughter ] They’re all pop– Are you in favor of making
all drugs legal, too, because if you are, I would like whatever
Brian Kilmeade is smoking. -“Efest–” “infest–”
“invest–” “infested.” -“Hey, you guys,
you know what’s a — you know what’s a funny word? ‘Infested.'” [ Cheers and applause ] [ Mumbling ] So if we can’t ban popular guns, what can we do to stop
this epidemic of mass shootings that no other developed country
on earth has to deal with? Fox’s Sean Hannity had an idea during a segment
with a Fox pundit, who is former
Secret Service agent — turn every public space
into a military installation. -I’d like to see the perimeter
of every school in America surrounded, secured by
retired police, which you are, retired Secret Service,
which you are, military. And I want guys
to donate 15 hours. I think we could cover every
school every hour every day. Add a metal detector, and I think we’re going to
have safer school. Have one armed guard on
every floor of every school, all over every mall, the perimeter and inside
every hall of every mall. -That’s insane. These lunatics want us
to live if a police state where we’re surrounded by
armed guards and metal detectors because they won’t give up
their stupid assault weapons or hunting rifles
or whatever the hell Davy Crockett [bleep] over here
calls them. The bottom line here
is that the President refuses to take responsibility for the racist,
anti-immigrant vitriol he and his favorite right-wing
media outlets use all the time. And on top of that, they’re blocking commonsense
gun safety measures we know work
in other developed countries. These are simple facts, or as the president would say,
they’re… -So true. -This has been “A Closer Look.” [ Cheers and applause ]


  1. Guns are the problem! Melt them down and make giant peace signs out of all of them.
    What happen with a good fist fight in the ring when two people didn’t get along. We are more violent by the day
    Also movies are so violent
    They only promote violence and how the “ good guy” saves the world by doing what:
    The same thing the bad guy is doing KILLING and using violence to stop the violent being.
    I think those electric shocking guns are more than enough and well train police dogs! People are more afraid of a violent trained dog and an electric gun.
    Don’t buy toy guns for your kids. Or violent figurines. Have a rating on what your children watch on tv. Kids should be kids and society is breaking their innocence in a very sneaky way.

  2. In Trump's tweet he called the Democratic Party the Democrat Party. That BS needs to stop. It's a deliberate attempt to insult the party. But leave it to Trump not to respect how people want to call themselves.

  3. The interesting thing is that late in life Geo. Wallace changed his ways. In the late 1970s he actually apologized for his segregationist rhetoric and behavior and for blocking black children from entering a "white" school and so on. In the 1980s he actually appointed black people to various offices while he was governor. So sometimes the leopard can change his spots (though I'm not holding my breath for the Orange Usurper).

  4. I live in Israel. When my friend told me she was traveling to the USA on a trip with her family I said "Be careful, it's really dangerous there".
    You people live in an area with no real conflict and you manage to be more scary than the middle east.

  5. Hilarious. Most compassionate and rational men would walk back over to their wife. Not to some random spot like their an annoyed child.

  6. I always ponder how much fentanyl and cough syrup they pour down that woman who stands on camera holding a WOMEN FOR TRUMP sign.

  7. No democrat wants to eliminate gun rights. Not one. Because even democrats know what comes from taking away these rights. Taking away from human rights. Gun control doesn’t mean guns out of every Americans hands, it just means trying to control that unforeseen person who carries out that unforeseen tragedy, keyword being that unforeseen person, as in only the individuals that shouldn’t have a gun but looks to much like those that should have a gun to tell the bad apart from the good. Though, assault rifles should only be granted to on the job, only, officials in any capacity of law enforcement. Because an excuse to use this particular weapon, is unadulterated intent, and if you’re not in law enforcement, then not the good intent. Wanna hunt with an assault rifle, “my intent isn’t for hunting, but I intend to see what such a gun can do to flesh, OH THE POWER! Creamed my pant.” Or, “Maw, I just heard a noise down stairs! OH-OOO-WEE, We get to intentionally use the assault rifle, too kill! should we set it on semi automatic, maw?!”

  8. "what other kind of supremacy"? oh my lord. Every culture group has people within it that only like their own kind.

  9. please keepin mind people that this show is owned by att and time warner. which also owns nbc msnbc and hbo. funny how when your paycheck depends on it you'll do whatever your boss tells you.

  10. min 4:58 he wants her to walk towards him “over here, by me; walk this way & join me on this side.” Then she deliberately avoids him!
    And he puts up his hand 🖐, as if to say: “That’s ok 👌, ya ok 👍 that’s exactly what I was saying.”
    It looked like a scene from “Our Cartoon President”.

  11. does america not have that thing where news hosts arent allowed to comment on the thing their presenting (not necessarily a law more like an honor code)?? like is that not a thing???

  12. Wasn't the Patriot Act signed into law to give the government power to stop terrorism, including domestic terrorism? Didn't we catch the NSA spying on all kinds of American's and from what I've heard, that never stopped, even with the nationwide uproar. Aren't there already laws on the books that allow us to institutionalize people when they are a known threat to themselves or others? How many of these people have been a known threat? Why weren't they locked up? If red flag laws are going to truly support due process, then they will be no more effective than the current laws that can be used to institutionalize people whom are a danger. Reducing access to high capacity guns is one way to look at this. Another way is that federal law enforcement agencies already have a lot of tools to fight this, and they are failing. Why are they failing? The Patriot Act takes away due process and the right for a speedy and fair trial to anyone suspected of being a terrorist already. Why wasn't this used against the El Paso shooter? Clearly he was a terrorist in the making. Why wasn't the Dayton shooter Baker Acted? And if laws on the books can't prevent this, how are the new laws going to prevent this. Our government has a habit of passing laws just to pass them, to look like they are doing something. And the average person wants that, because they want to feel like their voice was heard, and something was done. But me, I want proof of how this is really going to help before we pass any new laws. Too bad for me, I'm not going to get that. I think the time has finally come that the 2nd amendment will be highly infringed. How will America react?

  13. @Seth, You have fun material but your eyes wander too much looking for/while reading from the teleprompter (assuming that's what it is!)!

  14. Yay, more hard left commentary!! It's so refreshing to see a know-it-a-little guy on the left take little things out of context as if their limited IQs and lack of individual thought would do any better.

  15. Can you believe he agreed with Putin's answer that Russia had no interference in the U.S. election. Is that not collusion in itself. Talk a high IQ kinda guy.

  16. DEMOCRATS would have no reason to source caravans but TRUMP is the one who would. Trump was stating that the care and were coming 👹🤡

  17. I have to believe that the thumbs down this video gets has to be from trolls and the ignorant racist fringe. The 'obvious' of the US and mass shootings has been clear for decades but in the 90's the GOP political calculation included racists (and their tools/means) and it has matured to this. Remember, you reap what is sown. Things just don't POP up. Things grow only if they have the environment to grow and prosper. Just like everything else. I'm no genius sharing the obvious.

  18. 8:42 So we just gonna ignore that he completely MURDERED the word infested and didn't even come those to saying it correctly? 😆😂

  19. Say what you want about Trump but the Liberals in this country believe in abortion and murdering of unborn children if you stand by that you have no excuse no matter what Trump says you're the loser

  20. I like your Wylie Coyote thing because that's what it reminds me of Liberals are the coyote Trump is the roadrunner. Us audience to sit back and watch that ship blow up in y'all's on face

  21. there is no difference between an assault rifle and any other semi-automatic but the same as a hunting rifle? you don't need a fucking semi-automatic is see how many times you can shoot a dear before it hits the ground!

  22. Look he went around the Country making a promise to bring back jobs every where the W.H guy is talking loud and saying Nothing!!the W.H guy tells farmers don't sell your land and then gives them 100,000 lone's which they will have to pay or give up their land? That's a catch 22) y'all know the Government don't give nothing for Free?? (Fox)news won't tell the American people that but Cnn or Msnbc will its they Job.

  23. What I don’t get is republicans best argument for 2020 is “look at the democrats, they have no answer”

    So you elected a guy who today is crashing the economy and hasn’t fixed any problem he brought to light, instead of highlighting flaws in the dems, which you republicans also have,

    Why not focus on actually doing the right thing when you guys have power over all three branches??

    The best y’all got is fuckingnup the economy and still pointing at democrats.

    Maybe we shouldn’t run and let the economy slip into a depression since we keep getting the blame

  24. Gun laws do not stop criminals from getting guns.
    Laws do not stop murderers from killing.
    You know what Will stop a criminal from committing a mass murder…? Law abiding armed citizens who shoot back.

  25. Obama woulda never went to the wrong place. Smh disgraceful. Dummy in the Oval office. Never saw any local news ect. report on Trump going to the wrong place.

  26. Apparently trump stands like a dumb ass orange penguin with a ill fitting suit because he wears lifts in his shoes.

  27. Meanwhile legislation just passed a bill destabilizing environmental laws put in place to protect all endangered species, which is a true definition of racial prejudice

  28. Wait I’m sorry but did I hear him say “our nation was founded by FARMERS” geez people really didn’t see everything the could go wrong huh

  29. I worked in a school early in my teaching career that had 3 forms of security [wand, x-ray and walk-thru] not including the NYPD and the guns still got into the bldg.; Hannity doesn't know anything. The US govt. is responsible for the proliferation of arms in America & allowing lax background checks because no one wants to be on heroin anymore; a scape-goat is needed so that's what the NRA is for

  30. Go through and look at this tool bag’s videos.

    Every time he uses “Trump” in the title he gets a ton of views…

    He is literally riding president Trump’s wiener to get views. Seth is the male version of a piece of pasta.

  31. I'm in the UK and have only just found these A Closer Look vids. I've got autoplay on and i've not giggled this much in ages.

  32. wait, didn't Fox used to constantly complain about how some other President was supposedly trying to turn America into a police state? what was his name… Barry O'Brien? no, that wasn't it…

  33. ..and if Russia invaded the US through Canada Trump would say that Canada is behind it.Hes not brain dead because you got to have a brain first.

  34. Original shaped kinder eggs were popular, but we can't have those!!! But automatic weapons? Sure!!!! That's obviously more safe than a fucking chocolate surprise egg!! I hate how backwards this country is.

  35. What part, of this is the conservative president, because Americans are dumb enough to elect conservative presidents, still escapes people?

  36. People who were oppressed in history can't play the victim for ever. You were oppressed for a reason cuz you were the real trouble makers throughout history and you needed to be stopped once for all

  37. Come on now- I know, personally after having live there for years, that Toledo is a shithole that smells like piss when it rains, but why would you want to inflict that upon those poor people? And what on Earth did the Mud Hens ever do to you, Seth?

  38. Trump ACCUSES OTHERS OF HIS OWN BEHAVIOUR, blames caravans influx on DEMOCRATS. TRUMP was laughed at when he KEPT saying the carivan are coming BEFORE they set out to refuge.

  39. The fact he continues to use the specific language/wording that actual mass murderers have used in trying to justify their actions is hard to get past. I can't laugh about that at all, that right there should be the line. He can't even recognise those real world recorded harms (and deaths of innocent citizens beneath him) and self moderate his speech to distance himself, he is either a complete idiot or is wilfully encouraging more violence. Both of those potentials are an indictment of us all really, not just these corrupt oligarchs.

  40. Toomey’s been a boil on the ass of California for a long time. I doubt he’d know the difference between an assault rifle and water pistol. For sure he’d pee his pants at the sight of either.

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