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Reporter Reflects On 2019 Conversation With Trump About His Rhetoric | Morning Joe | MSNBC 1


ABC News' Jonathan Karl recalls a 2019 conversation with former President Trump about the impact of Trump's rhetoric. Aired on 03/17/2021.
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Reporter Reflects On 2019 Conversation With Trump About His Rhetoric | Morning Joe | MSNBC

89 Comments on "Reporter Reflects On 2019 Conversation With Trump About His Rhetoric | Morning Joe | MSNBC"

  1. Rhetoric? ..the cruelty IS the point!

  2. comanchio1976 | March 17, 2021 at 12:08 PM | Reply

    An unintelligent man with no moral compass as president, was only going to end one way…

    • Claudes Claws | March 22, 2021 at 2:24 PM | Reply

      @Marcus #1 Yep, every word is so, so true.

    • Linda Campbell | March 22, 2021 at 3:08 PM | Reply

      Demented Biden aint not president but a fraud to destroy our country. Pelosi had help rigging the election n put biden in to bow to her demands.

    • Linda Campbell | March 22, 2021 at 3:10 PM | Reply

      @Jeremy Backup Bunch of bs President Trump has money n he never took a salary . But helped our country more then the fraud we had for 8 years.

    • Linda Campbell | March 22, 2021 at 3:11 PM | Reply

      @Erik H Only evil ones are in office including most Dems especially pelosi.

    • Claudes Claws | March 22, 2021 at 3:29 PM | Reply

      @Linda Campbell What horrible acts has the president done to destroy our country? Things have gotten quiter, vaccines are being given so much quicker. the seditionists are going to be punished,
      no more kissing up to facist rulers and much more. Trump just asks for more money.

  3. SDRH2021 SDRH | March 17, 2021 at 12:14 PM | Reply

    Cheeto manbaby is a psycho!!!

  4. claudermiller | March 17, 2021 at 12:18 PM | Reply

    Trump knows what he’s doing. Michael Cohen repeatedly said Trump never point blank told you to break the law. Trump would say “I really wish someone would find a way to get this done.” That’s what we heard on the Georgia election tapes. I would like to see. It would be great if someone. Trump is nothing but a petty mobster. He knows just enough how to get things he wants done without actually getting his hands dirty. The insurrection speech the morning of January 6th was a perfect example of him imploring his supporters to overturn the election and allow him to walk away as if nothing had happened.
    Karma, it’s in your court now. Do what you do.

  5. Trump and his supporters have changed the definition of the word “patriot”. They have tainted what it means to be an American Patriot.

  6. I never for a moment thought he had the intellect to even consider the nuances of life in general , the subtleties of language are way beyond his capabilities.

    • @Bill Leonard Before the crash of 2008, I had a construction gig that usually left me alone to finish a bedroom etc., one time there was a electrical contractor installing last minute high hats. We spoke about different jobs and he told me his boss had just finished a trump job.
      “Hey, awesome ” I said.
      ” Nope” he said, we didn’t get paid and he said if we consider suing, we will lawyer up and counter sue, you’ll never win. But, just think how good it will look on your resume.
      truth is, why would so many people vote for that kind of a person. That, is stranger than fiction.

    • @Mikey
      It’s difficult to except your story due to it being anecdotal and simultaneously critical!

      It would be fair to judge that as negative bias?

      Isn’t it illegal not to pay people for negotiated labor?

      As a United States citizen doesn’t the national board of labor have legal advocacy for citizens free of charge?

      And having a prior dispute of pay with the former employer if I remember correctly the board of labor can intervene on behalf of the victim typically and without litigation?

      With respect……

      Just so I can get yeah right and clear for transparency was your unpaid labor from subcontracting??

    • @Bill Leonard It wasn’t my job, I was directly paid by owner of house.
      And you have little idea what goes on in the world of business if you think a state labor board is going to be the least bit effective.
      Not to mention trump’s well known tactic of threatening to defile the name of the business.
      At that time, trump to me was just a rich, entitled person, that would step on anybody.
      It is the context of what he has done in the WH, typical of what he has always done for decades.

    • @Mikey
      Was the contractor that shared his story with you union?

      Does the New York mafia still control the labor unions in New York?

    • @Bill Leonard Its law, and its not great, but its better than it was. This owner paid all his workers.

  7. NEVER forget 6 January – NEVER! Otherwise…this democracy project called the USA is doomed…

    Zoe , Canadian

    • Mary Jean Jones | March 17, 2021 at 1:02 PM | Reply

      Stephen Hatt- Ah yes and the other side of the coin is that US citizens voted for him and put him into office! Therefore, those with little intelligence are as much to blame. How does one fix that Stupid?

    • PREACH

    • Ken Albertsen | March 18, 2021 at 1:38 PM | Reply

      History is rife with idiotic despots taking control. Trump stands out for being particularly imbicilic.

    • He has criminal smarts. He set up that nasty insurrection riot and managed to keep his involvement clouded.

  9. Liberal in Oklahoma | March 17, 2021 at 12:28 PM | Reply


  10. “A lie told often enough becomes Republican policy”

  11. Why hasn’t Trump been arrested yet?

  12. calvin watson | March 17, 2021 at 12:36 PM | Reply

    If the other guy gets indicted of any crimes his presidential perks should be stripped.

  13. Liberal in Oklahoma | March 17, 2021 at 12:53 PM | Reply

    Someone commented Never Forget Jan. 6 but we must also remember that the Republicans to a man refused to help needy Americans in this hour of need and grief yet they all voted for the tax breaks to the very rich .

  14. A haunting {4} year’s !!! He must go to jail & be fined hundreds of millions of dollars!!!

    • Ken Albertsen | March 18, 2021 at 1:35 PM | Reply

      I suggest the 4 chief inciters (Trump Jr, Sr, Rudy and Mo Brooks) be fined $500 million each – with the funds used to establish a new building in D.C. called the Democracy Center’ (a museum for the study of democracy and its history)

    • @Ken Albertsen “that’s a dynamite idea! Thanks!”

    • jean reynolds | March 20, 2021 at 1:04 AM | Reply

      Dump will never go to jail because he has dementia.

  15. “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

  16. Turns out the Stable Genius was neither stable nor a genius, but in fact a malignant narcissist with sociopathic tendencies. In other words, a fitting leader for the GQP. 😅😂

    • Pradhan Balter | March 17, 2021 at 7:46 PM | Reply

      I don’t understand why the fact that Trump is the poster child for pathological narcissism isn’t spoken about more openly? He is a damaged man but so many people try to impose some structure of logic and reason on Trump. It’s simply not there, His narcissism (and perhaps pathological lying), accounts for his behavior.

    • Ecliptor Calrissian | March 22, 2021 at 5:22 PM | Reply

      And we knew what he was from day one. The less extreme ones will tell you the party is better than this and Trump is an outlier, but there’s a reason why they chose him as their messiah in the first place!

  17. timber_beast | March 17, 2021 at 1:35 PM | Reply

    The cheap gangster from Queens is looking at real prison time.

  18. “stand back and stand by” should have been the number one warning that he was capable and willing to do anything.. flat out refusing to slam the movement, just despicable.

    • Yes, it was absolutely unacceptable, and Republicans SHOULD have disowned Trump right then and there, but there were plenty other right then and now incidents by Trump which should have been the last straw. Republicans enjoyed their dirty, orange superman in power.

    • Gnirol Namlerf | March 20, 2021 at 2:00 AM | Reply

      @birdlynn If all the Republican politicians (Lindsey, are you listening?) who trashed Trump in 2015-2016, not just disagreed with him, but called him names, found him to be unfit to be president, had refused to support him during the fall campaign, yes, Hillary would have been elected. Then they could have given her as much or more trouble than they gave Obama. Who knows? She might have ended up a one-term president and the new president this year might have been Marco Rubio or any number of other Republicans who used to be sane, even if I disagreed with their policies. But Republicans seem to not be able to look past the next month, much less four years, and all (that includes Trump) act like their constituents would turn on them on a dime if they didn’t keep feeding them the Kool-Aid. Maybe they are not so far off base. Consider what we saw happen to Mike Pence in just a few hours. Remember also the rioters who reached Ted Cruz’s desk and saw that he was “in favor of the resolution.” One of them turned immediately on Cruz and branded him a traitor until another slightly better informed one told him that the resolution was to not accept the results from whatever state. But Cruz could have become the enemy in ten minutes if the first guy had gotten out and started shouting “Cruz is a turncoat!” To live one’s life for the purpose of finding people to hate: I can’t imagine this. It’s the way Trump himself approaches life and worst of all the path he wanted the rest of the country to follow, all to validate his own, sorry, worthless existence.

    • I agree, that should have stopped him in his tracks….we should have never had to go through Jan. 6th!

  19. Truth Teller | March 17, 2021 at 1:48 PM | Reply

    Thug like behavior is taking this country to a different level of danger.

  20. Trump saying “I hope people do take my words to heart” should b used as proof of his intentions in a court of law…

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