Sen. Booker: Trump’s Rhetoric ‘Really Makes Us Weaker As A Nation’ | Stephanie Ruhle | MSNBC

Sen. Booker: Trump’s Rhetoric ‘Really Makes Us Weaker As A Nation’ | Stephanie Ruhle | MSNBC 1

 

Calls for police reform are continuing across the country and Senator Cory Booker is hoping that reform will include an end to qualified immunity. He joins Ayman Mohyeldin to explain and to share his thoughts on why the president's rhetoric on coronavirus is harmful. Aired on 07/06/2020.
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Sen. Booker: Trump’s Rhetoric ‘Really Makes Us Weaker As A Nation’ | Stephanie Ruhle | MSNBC

91 Comments on "Sen. Booker: Trump’s Rhetoric ‘Really Makes Us Weaker As A Nation’ | Stephanie Ruhle | MSNBC"

  1. Economic disparities always lead to health disparities. Millions cannot afford to be healthy. It is not rocket science.

    • lesley wall amen

    • lesley wall | July 6, 2020 at 2:46 PM | Reply

      @Stephanie Logan Good one. Stay safe and coronavirus free, Stephanie.

    • Zebra Zagadore | July 6, 2020 at 5:24 PM | Reply

      @Alex Hamilton False comparison. Just because some wealthy people have died from Covid, the facts point to minority communities being hit worse. And yes, economic disparities matter. A disproportionate number of people of color are also essential workers, live in congested households and food deserts, do not have health insurance, and are in prison.

    • Alex Hamilton | July 6, 2020 at 5:53 PM | Reply

      @Zebra Zagadore No, the point was health insurance ain’t going to cure you of this virus.

    • Zebra Zagadore | July 6, 2020 at 6:13 PM | Reply

      @Alex Hamilton First, health insurance is not the only economic disparity. Many exist. Second, not having health insurance will most certainly keep you from seeking health care if you get sick. So I don’t get the sense of your point at all.

  2. Helsinki July 16, 2018:
    Trump: “My people came to me, Dan Coates came to me, and some others, they said they think it’s Russia,  I have President Putin, he just said it’s not Russia . I will say this, I don’t see any reason why it would be. I have great confidence in my intelligence people, but I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today.”

    On that day, in front of the world, Trump stood next to America’s adversary, a man who poses a national security threat to this country, and defended him, while throwing America and the men and women of our intelligence agencies under the bus.
    NEVER FORGET…

    “It was like a miracle, everything stopped. I will never forget the beautiful scene — it’s not supposed to be a beautiful scene, but to me it was. They went in and it was like a knife cutting butter. You saw the scene on that road where ever that may be in the city, they lined up and walked straight … it was a short evening and everything was fine. If something’s really bad, you have to do it with real strength, real power. We’re dominating the street with compassion.”

    June 1, 2020
    This was Trump, a sitting US President, bragging about using force against the American people. On that day, America watched in horror and disbelief, as Trump authorized the use of brute force against peaceful protesting American citizens in Lafayette Square, just so he could stage a 5 minute photo-op of him standing in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church, fumbling with a Bible.
    NEVER FORGET…

    Now we’ve learned that Putin has placed a bounty on the heads of our troops in Afghanistan. In 2019, John Bolton told colleagues that he briefed Trump on the matter in March of 2019.
    But Trump had access to the information earlier in February of that year. It appeared in his daily brief on Feb. 27.  The investigation has homed in on a car bombing in April 2019 that took the lives of 3 Marines. That attack occurred the month after Bolton briefed Trump about the bounties. And yet Trump has said nothing, and he has done nothing. To this day, he refuses to utter even one word of condemnation towards Putin. Not….one.
    NEVER FORGET. I know that I never will.

    Semper Fi…

  3. Who ‘cleans up’ financially if/when people lose their homes and/or go bankrupt? con don’s partners

    • T. R. Campbell | July 6, 2020 at 3:55 PM | Reply

      Liz Warren gain financially. She bought up distressed homes during the housing crisis and made a fortune. Liz gained. Thanks for asking.

    • Troll Extraordinaire | July 6, 2020 at 3:59 PM | Reply

      here’s some quotes from the racist biden: “I do not buy the concept, popular in the ’60s, which said, ‘We have suppressed the black man for 300 years and the white man is now far ahead in the race for everything our society offers. In order to even the score, we must now give the black man a head start, or even hold the white man back, to even the race,’ ” Biden told a Delaware-based weekly newspaper in 1975. “I don’t buy that.” In language that bears on today’s debate about whether descendants of slaves should be compensated, he added, “I don’t feel responsible for the sins of my father and grandfather. I feel responsible for what the situation is today, for the sins of my own generation. And I’ll be damned if I feel responsible to pay for what happened 300 years ago.”

    • @T. R. Campbell Lol… but that is not illegal what she did, it’s called capitalism, also known as the American way! She is smart! Wish I could have done that!

    • @Troll Extraordinaire Yea I wish I could have the choice to vote for another Democrat besides Biden! I still may not vote for him! He is also too old to be President imo…

    • T. R. Campbell | July 6, 2020 at 10:52 PM | Reply

      Lotty Dotty I fear you have me at a disadvantage. I must be having a Joe Biden moment because I can’t remember saying anything about a woman other than Hillary being a mentor of the Klansman, Senator Robert Byrd. It really has nothing to do with capitalism of which I am a strong defender. Capitalism is not only the American way but if we look at history capitalism is the way that nations developed along the great trade routes.

  4. If AMERICA re-elects Trump in November, then the disgrace is on America, the shame is on its people, and the victim will be humanity.

  5. Chris Corbin | July 6, 2020 at 11:20 AM | Reply

    The black and latino communities have been underserved for years especially in the area of Healthcare. Too many have health issues that make them more vulnerable.

    • Wear a mask to protect others and practice social distancing.

    • @LL Frcs An N95-mask is only rated to filter up to 95% of particles that are 0.3 microns or larger. The coronavirus is 100 nanometers, or 0.1 microns – making the masks fully useless when used in an airborne isolation room.

    • Troll Extraordinaire | July 6, 2020 at 3:59 PM | Reply

      here’s some quotes from the racist biden: “I do not buy the concept, popular in the ’60s, which said, ‘We have suppressed the black man for 300 years and the white man is now far ahead in the race for everything our society offers. In order to even the score, we must now give the black man a head start, or even hold the white man back, to even the race,’ ” Biden told a Delaware-based weekly newspaper in 1975. “I don’t buy that.” In language that bears on today’s debate about whether descendants of slaves should be compensated, he added, “I don’t feel responsible for the sins of my father and grandfather. I feel responsible for what the situation is today, for the sins of my own generation. And I’ll be damned if I feel responsible to pay for what happened 300 years ago.”

    • Patricia Glover | July 6, 2020 at 4:11 PM | Reply

      There is a Youtube video with an African American nurse saying we have different early virus symptoms than whites. Instead of fevers, we have aches and pains in our arms and legs with extreme tiredness. She advises exercise, not bed rest. Not laying around waiting for fever and coughing before seeking medical care in severe cases. That’s why we show up at the emergency room already at death’s door.

    • @Dionysus If you want to protect yourself, wear an N95-mask if you can afford one. If you want to protect others by preventing your germs from going airborne, wear a regular mask.

  6. Richard Owen | July 6, 2020 at 11:21 AM | Reply

    Trump should look to Germany on how to deal with our history. Just because someone does something that seems good at the time doesn’t mean they were great people who should be immortalized.

    • Susan Sullivan | July 6, 2020 at 12:19 PM | Reply

      trumpo looking to history now that is a stupid statement follow the money

    • Teresa Phillips | July 6, 2020 at 12:38 PM | Reply

      Most statues that were destroyed were of abolisionist. And several were black. Like frederick douglas and the black union soldiers. These STATUES represented America’s freedom fighters. Abraham lincoln set them free. Look it up.

    • quan Brooklyn kid | July 6, 2020 at 2:26 PM | Reply

      @Teresa Phillips yea

  7. Consider this metaphor:
    America was a really cute kid- full of idealism and hope.
    It became an unruly and entitled teenager. Now it faces itself in a mirror darkly.
    What kind of grown up will the nation choose to be?

    • quan Brooklyn kid | July 6, 2020 at 2:17 PM | Reply

      @A Mori stfu

    • quan Brooklyn kid | July 6, 2020 at 2:17 PM | Reply

      @A Mori you’re so jealous

    • @__________________ Not a Biden fan, but he seems like the kind of person who would do exactly that. He knows pain. He is humble. Never say never. 😮

    • Troll Extraordinaire | July 6, 2020 at 3:59 PM | Reply

      here’s some quotes from the racist biden: “I do not buy the concept, popular in the ’60s, which said, ‘We have suppressed the black man for 300 years and the white man is now far ahead in the race for everything our society offers. In order to even the score, we must now give the black man a head start, or even hold the white man back, to even the race,’ ” Biden told a Delaware-based weekly newspaper in 1975. “I don’t buy that.” In language that bears on today’s debate about whether descendants of slaves should be compensated, he added, “I don’t feel responsible for the sins of my father and grandfather. I feel responsible for what the situation is today, for the sins of my own generation. And I’ll be damned if I feel responsible to pay for what happened 300 years ago.”

    • Jennifer Radach | July 6, 2020 at 9:33 PM | Reply

      If trumputin is reelected it will be a dead America

  8. Trump’s gonna bet it all on flags and statues. Lifeless objects. They say that these things are “us ” WE are us!when someone says a soldier died for the flag it’s demeaning the sacrifice. They died for their families their friends their homes. Not a tri-colored piece of fabric and surly not a cold chunk of stone.

    • Gnirol Namlerf | July 6, 2020 at 3:04 PM | Reply

      Timothy: That is a comment I cannot applaud more. Enough about symbols. Symbols have no meaning unless they are backed up by action or sincere feelings. Our country is our people, and not our people from two hundred years ago but our people right now. We have such a chance to create a fantastic nation and every generation can improve upon it and recreate it. Not can. We must improve our nation all the time, just like we try to do our jobs better, raise our families better all the time. And if we are not even trying to do our jobs better or raise our families better, if we think we have got it down pat or if we’re too lazy to try hard, we really need to reflect on ourselves. If we do not improve, we fall behind the rest of the world. We become weaker, as Sen. Booker says. And if we actually seek to go backwards, we will become a failed nation in the not too distant future. We must do better than that.

    • Timothy Tew | July 6, 2020 at 5:00 PM | Reply

      @d rockwell WTF? Sounds like a stable genius.

    • B A Blumenthal | July 6, 2020 at 6:48 PM | Reply

      Timothy, Very well said…
      d rockwell… You show us all why Trump has said, “I love the uneducated!”

  9. Eric the Great | July 6, 2020 at 11:28 AM | Reply

    We will not overcome this while waiting to be saved by an ELECTED leader being a hero. It will take millions of hero’s to lead by example, by wearing a mask.
    We DO NOT have the right to remain silent.

  10. Americans wake up, diversity will work. DO NOT LISTEN TO A MAN THAT PREACH HATE!!!

    • @Paul Wilson you only like people that looks like you??

    • Paul Wilson | July 6, 2020 at 1:40 PM | Reply

      @Pōhaku what a moronic question

    • quan Brooklyn kid | July 6, 2020 at 2:22 PM | Reply

      Not for everyone tho

    • Gnirol Namlerf | July 6, 2020 at 3:55 PM | Reply

      @Paul Wilson Please explain. I see no reason to believe either @UCu8D0xRC2LS9hD1POjD9qJw’s or your assertion concerning diversity. If the explanation is obvious, why did you waste your time typing “not working so far”. If it isn’t, I’d like to hear it. Otherwise, what exactly is the point?

    • @Paul Wilson huh? Moronic. Look at whom you’re placing your faith in.

  11. The world has had 4 good years of laughs. Remember how trump was laughed out of the g7!

    • Gnirol Namlerf | July 6, 2020 at 2:58 PM | Reply

      Roy Rodgers: Not to mention the UN speech. His shock at being laughed at and not being able to hide the shock until he recovered a second or two later was palpable.

    • B A Blumenthal | July 6, 2020 at 6:53 PM | Reply

      @Gnirol Namlerf I’ve never once heard Trump laugh at anything, ever.

  12. I like the part where t’rump learned about those Russian bounties and decided to actually defend Putin instead of doing anything about it. Great pick there, t’rump supporters! 👎

    • Paul Wilson | July 6, 2020 at 1:36 PM | Reply

      @Ro G dont worry about obamagate… barr and durum are working on that right now 🙂

    • @Paul Wilson Yup. And Hillary is going to get locked up any day now! 😆😅😂
      And I also like the way you just ignore that part where republicans didn’t say the Russian bounties were a “hoax” like Putin’s little b*tch.

    • Erik Averink | July 6, 2020 at 4:30 PM | Reply

      @Paul Wilson Trumps reaction explains it all, even if it is a hoax and there isn’t enough evidence as the president of the US he should order and promise a full investigation or at least come up with the evidence it is a hoax. He hasn’t , just like he doesn’t release his tax reports, didn’t release the full mueller report, his impeachment he blocked witnesses to testify. Why? if you know you haven’t done anything wrong ? you could blow the opposition away and prove they where lying. But i guess you aren’t that smart to ask yourself those questions.

    • @Paul Wilson It’s called US Intelligence the CIA dummy

    • @Paul Wilson are u Russian? U dont sound American.

  13. Come January 2021, this whole administration should be tried Nuremberg style.

    • DynaCatlovesme | July 6, 2020 at 3:58 PM | Reply

      @david paglia She didn’t run a business, but if she did, it’s worth pointing out that businesses are _supposed_ to be “pay to play” that’s the whole point of them. Trump runs a “pay to play” government, which is _not_ the way it’s supposed to be.

    • kimber newman | July 6, 2020 at 3:58 PM | Reply

      david paglia I believe you are projecting. Never ever has anyone before Trump made more money for pay for play and all, disgustingly, while in Office. 😡😡

    • Erik Averink | July 6, 2020 at 4:19 PM | Reply

      @Ariki Royal If she has something done wrong, indeed lock her up. So for all the republicans and Trump, lock them up if they are guilty of breaking the law and not following the constitution. Just release everything that would plea them free. (why didn’t he do that). It could have blown the democrats back to the stone ages. My advice is you need to think before you answer.

    • Karen Carpenter | July 6, 2020 at 8:16 PM | Reply

      Agreed

    • Lord Baxter | July 6, 2020 at 9:36 PM | Reply

      Brainwashed zombies

  14. Trump and rest of his administration got to be investigated for lying and deflecting their duties to American people. Trump will bankrupt America which will take several generations to recover.

    • Crow Creek Outdoors | July 6, 2020 at 2:37 PM | Reply

      Stephanie Logan
      To pay for the Democratic party’s bs programs and pet projects. Did you not watch CSPAN when the Dems held the bill hostage until they got an extra trillion dollars for themselves?

    • Matt Thompson | July 6, 2020 at 2:38 PM | Reply

      You and the rest of the Dems should all change your last name to Smollett.

    • mike briganti | July 6, 2020 at 3:06 PM | Reply

      HEY FOX, YOU MEAN OBAMA RIGHT?

    • david paglia | July 6, 2020 at 3:57 PM | Reply

      President Trump has been investigated 24/7 since before he was president. After 4 years of the dems crying wolf Im deaf to it anymore

    • Fifer McGee | July 6, 2020 at 9:50 PM | Reply

      It appears he’s sold out the country to Russia and China.

  15. As a Hispanic person, I am not amused by this…

    • Susan Sullivan | July 6, 2020 at 12:24 PM | Reply

      As a white woman, I am not amused by this I am disgusted.

    • We should all wear masks to protect one another regardless of race. Trump hates “other” Americans as he announced in his Fourth of July address. Trump doesn’t want Latinos and Blacks to vote because they don’t make up his base. He doesn’t care if they die from COVID-19. Prove him wrong. Protect yourselves because Trump won’t.

    • Patricia Glover | July 6, 2020 at 3:57 PM | Reply

      As an African American living in a largely Hispanic town, coming from a military family, I lost my sense of humor watching this guy shucking and jiving for Putin in Helsinki. Anyone could predict it was only going to lead to a disaster. And now that he is getting scared of losing re-election, he is dangerous to all faithless Americans.

  16. People need universal health coverage. I’ve never waited or paid for my doctor or hospital visit/stay. Having my son, surgery. I cant imagine that worry.

    • Paul Wilson | July 6, 2020 at 1:12 PM | Reply

      well thats what happens when you are not paying for it

    • @Paul Wilson You do pay for it through your taxes. I’d pay more tax if it meant I didn’t get a bill from a surgery. Then again how would insurance companies make a profit? That’s the American way – money first, people second.

    • quan Brooklyn kid | July 6, 2020 at 2:20 PM | Reply

      Cuz you lazy and like handouts

    • @quan Brooklyn kid 🤣 How was your stimulus check? Government handout right there fool. Guess you are a socialist and don’t even know it.😭

    • Chica Allichi | July 6, 2020 at 8:06 PM | Reply

      GOOD ANSWER-SALUTE!

  17. Keelie Kalay Idol | July 6, 2020 at 12:14 PM | Reply

    Get rid of the electoral college system! It’s the ONLY way the far right stays relevant. W/out the electoral college our country will be 100% better✊

    • So true I couldn’t say it no better blessings

    • The Court decision is that they follow the rules. Electoral votes should go to the one with most votes.

    • OH SO THE SMALL STATES CAN EAT CAKE ,SEE ARTICLE 5 OF THE CONSTITUTION NUM HEAD.
      IT WILL TAKE 38 STATES TO RATIFY THAT CHANGE,IT WILL NOT HAPPEN.
      SO KEEP WHINING HULL.

    • Gnirol Namlerf | July 6, 2020 at 3:27 PM | Reply

      I have written this so many times, that I am boring even myself. If you get rid of the EC, what are you going to replace it with? Popular vote? Now consider this possibility in our divided nation if we used popular votes this year: Trump gets 72,483,569 votes; Biden gets 72,628,113 votes; five million or so for others. Do you think that Trump would demand anything less than all 150 million votes being recounted since it would take only one changed vote per precinct to change the final outcome of the election? How long would that take? Until July of the next year? Who is president from January 20 to July if the Congress cannot certify the election on January 3rd? Does Trump stay in power? There’s no new VP either. Does Pelosi become president despite coming from a constituency of 750,000 people not 330 million? You’d better have a better system ready to take all these possibilities into consideration. In 1950 (that’s how long this question has been kicked around and nothing done about it), there was a proposal to allocate electoral votes proportionally by each state. The little states would still keep their outsized power in a sense, but if New Hampshire’s four EV’s were allocated as follows in 2016: Clinton: 1.873, Trump: 1.858; Others: 0.269, reflecting the popular vote in the state, there would be less reason to do recounting than if the only other choices are 4-0-0 or 0-4-0, or in the case of Florida, 29-0-0 or 0-29-0. The strength (or lack of same) of 3rd parties in any particular election would also be reflected in the Electoral Vote. According to the 1950 proposal, you’d need 40% of the EV’s to be elected, not a majority. Even this small change has not gotten much support in Congress, which I don’t understand, because it still preserves the same number of EV’s among the small states, whom you need to get on board, if there is going to be any change at all. By the way, had this system been used by all the states in 2016, the result would have been: Clinton: 256.184 EV’s; Trump 249.824; Others: 31.992. Having accumulated over 40% (47.6%) of the EV’s, Clinton would have been elected. This system would have quite closely mirrored the popular vote, in which Clinton won 48.2%. With our current system, she won 48.2% of the popular vote but only 43.1% of the EV’s, while Trump won 46.1% of the popular vote, but 56.9% of the EV’s. So I agree that the Electoral College has gotten to the point of perverting the popular vote the way it is now set up with each state winner-take-all (except for ME and NE). I wonder if awarding EV’s proportionately state by state wouldn’t be a step in the right direction that we could actually get done.

    • You wouldn’t have a United States of America’s without it.

  18. Gloria Mcfadden | July 6, 2020 at 12:26 PM | Reply

    The man has Hitler syndrome can’t you see do you know your history

  19. Montrose Williams | July 6, 2020 at 12:27 PM | Reply

    There Is A Clear Reason On Why He Recites The Poem, “THE SNAKE”

  20. Chris P. Bacon | July 6, 2020 at 12:38 PM | Reply

    The crime rate climbs when unemployment grows. It’s not rocket science.

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