Aug
10
‘The Five’ react to The Squad’s fiery presser on Trump’s tweets


>>Greg: I THINK PRESIDENT TRUMP GOT EXACTLY WHAT HE WANTED. I WROTE DOWN, DRINKING OUT OF TOILETS, THAT DIDN’T HAPPEN, INCLUDING — COLLUDING WITH RUSSIANS. I THINK WE FOUND THE ANSWER TO THAT. MOST CORRUPT PRESIDENCY IN HISTORY? MILLIONS DIED DUE TO TRUMP? BECAUSE OF HEALTH CARE? A FEW OTHER THINGS.>>Dana: THE THING THAT I PICKED UP ON INITIALLY, THE FIRST SPEAKER, PRESSLEY, SHE REFUSED TO REFER TO DONALD TRUMP AS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES BUT ONLY AS THE OCCUPANT OF THE OFFICE. THERE IS NOT GOING TO BE A COMPROMISE HERE.>>Greg: IT IS VERY ANTIFA.>>Jesse: DONALD TRUMP WON THAT PRESS CONFERENCE. NANCY AND THE SQUAD LOST. IT LOOKS LIKE THEY WANT TO VICTIMIZE THEMSELVES EVEN FURTHER. I DON’T THINK THAT’S THE WAY TO GO AGAINST PRESIDENT TRUMP. YOU HAVE TO MEET THEM ON THE SAME LEVEL. THEY ARE CONTINUING TO PLAY THE VICTIM AND POUT AND NOW THEY WANT TO IMPEACH HIM FOR TWEETING. THEY ARE SAYING HE’S A WHITE NATIONALIST AND HE’S COMMITTING HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS AND DEPORTING ALL THESE PEOPLE. OBAMA ACTUALLY DEPORTED MORE AND ALSO PUT PEOPLE IN CAGES. THE POINT OF THIS IS THIS: AOC LIKES TO TALK ABOUT HOW MUCH SHE LOVES THIS COUNTRY AND THEY ARE ALL SAYING HOW MUCH THEY LOVE THIS COUNTRY. IF YOU WANT TO BANKRUPT THIS COUNTRY, IF YOU WANT TO OPEN UP ALL THE BORDERS, IF YOU WANT TO DESTROY THE MILITARY, DESTROY CAPITALISM AND FOCUS ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS MORE THAN AMERICAN CITIZENS, THEN I THINK I HAVE A DIFFERENT OPINION OF LOVE THAN SHE DOES.>>Greg: I WANT TO KNOW THAT DEFINITION. WE’LL TALK LATER.>>Capri: HANO I FOLLOW THAT, JESSE WATTERS?>>Capri: AS THE DEMOCRAT HERE, I FEEL FOR THEM. I KNOW THEY ARE INCREDIBLY PASSIONATE ABOUT A NUMBER OF THINGS THEY SAID AND THEY BROUGHT UP SOME POLICY AREAS THAT I THINK COULD ACTUALLY HAVE LEGITIMATE DIALOGUE AROUND. THAT BEING SAID, THEY TRIED BUT I THINK THEY FAILED TO SAY THERE’S AN THEME OF THIS IS A DISTRACTION. THE TWEETS ARE A DISTRACTION AT THE SAME TIME THEY CIRCLE BACK. THEY CIRCLE BACK TO IMPEACHMENT AND RACISM IN ALL THESE OTHER ISSUES AND THEN WHAT HAPPENS? WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE MINUTIA OF THEIR WORDS IN THE OCCUPANT OF THE WHITE HOUSE. IF THEY REALLY DON’T WANT TO BE A DISTRACTION, NUMBER ONE, TO HOLD THE PRESS CONFERENCE AND NEVER TO COME ACTUALLY DO THE WORK OF THE PEOPLE, I SAY THAT FOR EVERYBODY — DEMOCRAT, REPUBLICAN, INDEPENDENT — IF YOU ARE FAIR AND ELECTED TO DO YOUR JOB, DO IT. DON’T PLAY GAMES. IF YOU DON’T WANT TO BE A DISTRACTION, MEAN IT.>>Dan: THE OCCUPANT LINE WAS A COMPLETE AND UTTER DISGRACE. YOU CAN’T ON ONE HAND SAY THIS IS HORRIBLE. THE PRESIDENT ASKS FOUR DULY ELECTED NUMBERS OF CONGRESS TO FIX THE COUNTRY AND THEN TURN AROUND AND SAY HE’S ILLEGITIMATE BECAUSE HE’S AN OCCUPANT OF THE WHITE HOUSE. PROBABLY AMONGST 10% OF THE ELECTORATE, YOU SCORED HUGE. OTHER THAN THAT, YOU ENTIRELY GLUE IT. SECONDLY — THEY SAID THE SQUAD IS POWERFUL. NO, IT’S NOT. YOU GOT ZERO VOTES ON THE GREEN NEW DEAL. THE ONLY FOUR TO VOTE AGAINST THE AID PACKAGE OF THE BORDER. I RAN FOR CONGRESS AND LOST AND ONLY GOT 15,000 LESS VOTES THAN ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ. SHE’S NOT AS POWERFUL AS THEY THINK. THAT PRESS CONFERENCE I THINK DID THEM ABSOLUTELY NO FAVORS. I THINK TRUMP COMES OUT OF THAT AN ENORMOUS WINTER. OCCUPANT OF THE WHITE HOUSE IS DISGRACEFUL.>>Dana: CAN WE MENTION THE PROFANITY? OR NO?>>Greg: I GUESS. THEY CAN ARGUE THAT THAT’S WHAT TRUMP SAID SO I’M GOING TO SAY IT.>>Dana: HE DIDN’T SAY IT ON LIVE TELEVISION AT 5:00 IN THE AFTERNOON. THEY ARE QUOTING FROM OTHER PLACES. HE DIDN’T SAY ON TELEVISION.>>Greg: THIS IS COMING FOR THE ONLY PERSON ON “THE FIVE” WHOEVER SWORE ON OUR SHOW. THE MAN WITH THE ALLIGATOR. HERE IS THE LATEST TWEET. “THE DEMS WERE TRYING TO DISTANCE THEMSELVES FROM THE PROGRESSIVES BUT THEY ARE FORCED TO EMBRACE THEM. THAT MEANS THEY ARE ENDORSING SOCIALISM, HATE OF ISRAEL, AND THE USA! NOT GOOD FOR THE DEMOCRATS!” WAS THAT THE PLAN?>>Jesse: I DON’T KNOW IF THAT’S THE PLAN BUT IT’S THE RESULTS. HE’S GOTTEN THE DEMOCRATS TO CIRCLE THE WAGON AROUND THESE FOUR PROGRESSIVES. THEY ARE GOING TO FUND RAISE THROUGH THE ROOF. I DON’T KNOW THIS FOR SURE. THEY ARE ENJOYING THIS MOMENT IN THE SPOTLIGHT. THEY’RE GOING TO RAISE THEIR PROFILE BIG TIME. THEY’RE GOING TO RUN INTO A STRONG HEAD WIND WITH NANCY. HE’S NOT GOING TO WANT TO TALK ABOUT THIS ANYMORE. TO YOUR POINT EARLIER, IF THIS COUNTRY WAS REALLY DOING BADLY AND WE WERE IN A RECESSION AND THIS WAS THE 70s AND THEIR RELIANCE ON THE BLOCK FOR GASOLINE AND WE WERE AT WAR AND WE ARE AT EACH OTHER’S THROATS OF THE STREETS, THAT WOULD BE ONE THING FOR THEM TO CALL FOR THIS IMPEACHMENT OF THIS HORRIBLE CRIMINAL. BUT THIS COUNTRY IS BOOMING RIGHT NOW. YOU HAVE THE LOWEST BLACK AND HISPANIC UNEMPLOYMENT. WE ARE AT PEACE. EVERYONE IS FOCUSED ON NETFLIX TAKING OUT “FRIENDS” AND “THE OFFICE.” THINGS ARE SO GOOD WE ARE WORRYING ABOUT A TWEET.>>Greg: THEY SHOULD ONLY TAKE OUT A FEW SEASONS OF “THE OFFICE.”>>Jesse: THE OLDER ONES WITHOUT MICHAEL SCOTT.>>Dana: THEY ARE THE FOUR PROGRESSIVE HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE FOR THE DEMOCRATS. 25 YEARS FROM NOW, THIS MIGHT BE WHERE AMERICA IS. HOPEFULLY NOT. THAT’S NOT WHERE AMERICA IS RIGHT NOW. I WOULD IMAGINE THEY MIGHT THUNDERING OFF IT BUT THE PRESIDENT AND THE RNC IS ABOUT TO ANNOUNCE THEY RAISED $108 MILLION IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF THE YEAR. MONEY IS NOT GOING TO BE A PROBLEM FOR THE REPUBLICANS IN THIS REELECTION EFFORT AND MAYBE NOT FOR THE DEMOCRATS EITHER BUT MONEY IS NOT GOING TO BE A PROBLEM.>>Greg: LET’S THINK ABOUT WHAT THE BIG STORY WAS COMING INTO THE WEEKEND, THE I.C.E. RAIDS. WHAT HAPPENED? WHERE DID THAT GO?>>Capri: NOTHING HAPPENED.>>Greg: THAT’S WHAT I’M SAYING. WERE NOT EVEN TALKING ABOUT IT.>>Jesse: AND WE ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT JOE BIDEN AND KAMALA HARRIS OR ELIZABETH WARREN. THEY’VE MOVE THESE FRONTRUNNERS COMPLETELY OFF THE FRONT PAGE. BIDEN HAD AN ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT HIS NEW HEALTH CARE PLAN TODAY. THAT’S GOING NOWHERE.>>Dana: SAYING THAT IF YOU LIKE YOUR HEALTH CARE, YOU CAN KEEP YOUR HEALTH CARE.>>Jesse: IS ONLY ONE DEMOCRAT IS JUST>>Dan: WHAT HE SAYS — IT’S ENTIRELY INGENUOUS. ILHAN OMAR HAS SPENT TIME TAKING SHOTS AT PEOPLE AND THEN IN THE PRESS CONFERENCE COMES OUT AND THE TALK WAS LOVELY AND TALKING IN THESE FLOWER RETURNS BUT THAT’S NOT HOW SHE IS ON TWITTER. ANTI-SEMITIC TROPES, NOT LIVING OUR VALUES IN THE UNITED STATES. IT DOESN’T APPEAL TO PEOPLE IN AMERICA WHO LOVE IT. NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT HOW YOUR COUNTRY IS CRAP ALL THE TIME.>>Capri: I DON’T AGREE WITH OF OMAR’S COMMENTS ON ISRAEL AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE BUT YOU HAVE TO ADMIT THOSE WOMEN STANDING ON THAT STAGE, DISTINCTLY DIFFERENT KIND OF EXPERIENCE IN THE UNITED STATES THAN MANY OF THEIR COLLEAGUES. IT DOESN’T MAKE IT RIGHT OR WRONG. IT MAKES IT DIFFERENT. THAT DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE INFORMS HOW THEY COME ABOUT –>>Dan: AOC, I KNOW THE AREA SHE GREW UP IN. SHE MENTIONED THE BRONX. SHE’S THE CONGRESSMAN FOR JACKSON HEIGHTS. MY GRANDPARENTS FROM AN IMMIGRANT FAMILY FROM ITALY. THEY OWNED A STORE IN HARLEM. AOC IS A SITTING UNITED STATES CONGRESSWOMAN. REGARDLESS — SHE’S AN AMERICAN SUCCESS STORY. ILHAN OMAR, EVEN MORE PROFOUND SUCCESS STORY. THE STORY COMING FROM THEM THAT AMERICA IS AN AWFUL PLACE, THERE IS A COGNITIVE DISSONANCE THERE. ARE YOU NOT GETTING AT? YOU ARE IN CONGRESS. YEAR OF POWER AND MONEY AND INFLUENCE. YOU CANNOT DO THIS ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD.>>Capri: THEY ARE TRYING TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT IN THE WAY THEY THINK IS BEST. AGAIN, I’M NOT SAYING IT’S RIGH RIGHT.>>Dan: BUT AMERICA SOX IS NOT A MESSAGE. I’M SORRY.>>Jesse: OMAR SAYS SHE HAS THIS GREAT YEAR FOR RACISM. SHE CAN HEAR IT AND READ BETWEEN THE LINES AND THAT ANTI-SEMITISM? CAN’T HEAR A THING. THAT’S WHERE I THINK SHE’S BEING DISINGENUOUS. SHE PICKED UP EVERY LITTLE THING IN BETWEEN THE LINES OF ITS RACIST. IF IT’S NOT RACIST. BUT SHE SAYS IT’S ALL ABOUT THE BENJAMINS. WAD?>>Dana: A WRITTEN — COLUMN IN “THE WALL STREET JOURNAL”? GOES INTO THE HISTORY AND BACKGROUND IN PARTICULAR FOR OMAR AND HOW IT TAKES A DIFFERENT OUTLOOK OF HOW SHE WAS BROUGHT UP. ESPECIALLY WHEN SHE WAS IN SOMALIA.>>Dan: SHE SAID SHE HAD TO UNLEARN ANTI-SEMITISM, DISCUSSING THINGS TAUGHT TO HER AS A CHILD AND HOW SHE FEELS SOME PEOPLE HAVE NEVER LEARNED IT. BASED ON SOME OF THE LANGUAGE USED IN THESE AWFUL TWEETS SPEAKING ABOUT JEWISH PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD, IT’S GROSS. SHOULD BE ABLE TO CALL IT OUT.>>Greg: I TALKED ABOUT THE FACT THAT IN A WAY THEY ARE IN A PROTECTED CLASS WHERE THEY ARE ALLOWED TO SAY THINGS. OH, BUT THEY HAD A DIFFERENT LIFE EXPERIENCE. I CALLED THEM THE SNAIL GARTERS. A SMALL, INSIGNIFICANT GROUP EVERYONE PROTECTS.>>Jesse: I CALL THEM THAT. I READ YOUR MONOLOGUE. THESE WOMEN ARE MINORITIES BEING CRITICIZED BUT THEY ARE NOT BEING CRITICIZED BECAUSE THEY ARE MINORITIES. IT’S A BIG DISTINCTION.>>Dana: DO YOU KNOW WHO WROTE THAT? MAUREEN DOWD. SHE SAID PEOPLE ARE NOT DISAGREEING WITH YOU BECAUSE OF YOUR COLOR. THEY ARE DISAGREE WITH YOU BECAUSE OF YOUR IDEAS.>>Jesse: IF THESE WERE WHITE GUYS FROM OHIO. TRUMP WOULD BE RIPPING THEM AS WELL.>>Dan: EQUAL OPPORTUNITY GUY WHEN IT COMES TO FILLING PEOPLE.>>Capri: NONE OF WHICH IS PARTICULARLY PRESIDENTIAL.