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  • President Trump gave yet another

  • unhinged performance at a campaign rally on Saturday.

  • And his education secretary followed up the next day

  • by giving a train wreck of an interview to "60 Minutes."

  • For more on this, it's time for "A Closer Look."

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

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  • With the Stormy Daniels story gaining traction every day

  • and the Russia investigation intensifying,

  • maybe Trump is under an unusual amount of stress

  • because on Saturday, he flew to Pennsylvania to rally for

  • the Republican candidate in a special Congressional election,

  • and even by his standards,

  • Trump's antics were especially off the rails.

  • Now, as for the candidate, Rick Saccone,

  • who Trump was ostensibly there to support, he barely came up.

  • Trump's like the friend you invite

  • to your karaoke birthday party

  • who shows up late, doesn't bring a gift,

  • and then sings "Stairway to Heaven"

  • 10 times in a row.

  • [ Laughter ]

  • And Trump was playing all the hits,

  • reeling off vulgar insults of reporters and politicians

  • by name, like, for example,

  • when he brought up the prospect of running against Oprah

  • and implied that he knew something about her

  • that the public does not.

  • -Wouldn't we love to run against Oprah?

  • I would love it.

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

  • I would love it.

  • That would be a painful experience for her.

  • Oh, I'd love Oprah to win.

  • I'd love to beat Oprah.

  • I know her weakness.

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

  • No, no, I know her weakness.

  • -I know her weakness?

  • [ Laughter ]

  • He talks about Oprah the way Lex Luthor talks about Superman.

  • [ Laughter ]

  • And you're not special.

  • We all know her weakness.

  • -I love bread.

  • [ Laughter and applause ]

  • -And listen,

  • don't think you can stop her just because you look like

  • the Pillsbury Doughboy.

  • [ Laughter ]

  • And that's it. That's Oprah's only weakness.

  • This is a woman who spent 30 years getting celebrities

  • to cry on television.

  • She broke Lance Armstrong.

  • If Trump ever does debate Oprah,

  • there's a good chance it will end

  • with him sobbing at the podium.

  • [ As Trump ] "You know, you know who I wish they'd lock up?

  • The part of me that's sad."

  • [ Laughter ]

  • [ Normal voice ] But, of course, Trump was not merely content

  • to attack one black woman in his rant.

  • He then went after California congresswoman Maxine Waters

  • specifically by insulting her intelligence.

  • -We have to defeat Nancy Pelosi.

  • [ Crowd boos ]

  • And Maxine Waters,

  • a very low I.Q. Individual.

  • -I don't know. I bet she says "I.Q." faster.

  • [ Laughter ]

  • [ As Trump ] "I...Q."

  • [ Laughter ]

  • [ Normal voice ] And Trump knows --

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

  • You guys, Trump knows high I.Q. individuals,

  • like his Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos,

  • seen here crushing it last night on "60 Minutes."

  • -Have the public schools in Michigan gotten better?

  • -I don't know. Overall,

  • I can't say overall that they have all gotten better.

  • -Your argument that if you take funds away,

  • that the schools will get better is not working in Michigan.

  • Where you have a huge impact and influence over the direction

  • of the school system here.

  • -I hesitate to talk about

  • all schools in general

  • because schools are made up

  • of individual students attending them.

  • -Have you seen the really bad schools?

  • Maybe try to figure out what -- what they're doing?

  • -I have not. I have not.

  • I've not intentionally visited schools

  • that are underperforming.

  • -Maybe you should. -Maybe I should.

  • -F-minus. F-minus.

  • She's the highest ranking education official

  • in the country, and she acts like a substitute teacher

  • who is just realizing her U.S. history isn't up to speed.

  • [ Laughter ]

  • "Can anyone tell me what this is a picture of?"

  • "Yeah, it's George Washington crossing the Delaware."

  • "Well, no, because Delaware is a state.

  • [ Laughter ]

  • So you wouldn't need a boat to cross it."

  • "Yeah, it's also a river."

  • "I don't know."

  • [ Laughter ]

  • "Yeah, it is. Maybe you should look it up."

  • "Yeah. Maybe I should."

  • [ Laughter ]

  • Now Trump always --

  • [ Applause ]

  • Trump always insults

  • and degrades people at these rallies.

  • But his performance on Saturday was especially manic and vulgar.

  • For example, Trump started ranting about his decision

  • to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

  • And when referencing an interview he gave years ago

  • on "Meet the Press" said this about host Chuck Todd.

  • -It's 1999.

  • I'm on "Meet the Press,"

  • a show now headed

  • by Sleepy Eyes Chuck Todd.

  • He's a sleeping son of a bitch,

  • I'll tell you.

  • -You're calling Chuck Todd a son of a bitch?

  • Seriously, you know someone's not a son of a bitch

  • when they still come off as approachable

  • despite having the exact same facial hair as Evil Spock.

  • [ Laughter ]

  • Trump is, of course, so obsessed with earning the praise

  • and validation of the media,

  • that at one point during his rant on North Korea,

  • he literally just started rambling nonsensically

  • about President Obama,

  • claiming Obama would not have been able to arrange a meeting

  • with Kim Jong-un.

  • -They're saying not that big a deal,

  • anybody could have done it.

  • Obama could have done it.

  • Obama had a chance -- [ Crowd boos ]

  • No, no. They're saying -- Obama.

  • Obama. Obama.

  • -Just -- [ Laughter ]

  • Just mumbling Obama's name like --

  • like Obama was the name of his childhood sled.

  • [ Laughter ]

  • His presidential diaries are going to look like

  • the manuscript from "The Shining."

  • [ Laughter ]

  • Of course, one major difference between Obama and Trump

  • is that for Trump the presidency isn't actually a job,

  • it's just a performance.

  • And on Saturday, he defended his performance by playing

  • make-believe onstage and acting out

  • what it would be like if he were less unhinged

  • and more subdued as president.

  • -You know how easy -- remember

  • I used to say how easy it is

  • to be presidential?

  • But you'd all be out of here right now if I --

  • you'd be so bored.

  • Because I could stand up, right?

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

  • [ Laughter ]

  • I'm very presidential.

  • [ Deep voice ] Ladies and gentlemen,

  • thank you for being here tonight.

  • And then you go, "God bless you,

  • and God bless the United States of America."

  • Thank you very much.

  • [ Laughter, cheers, and applause ]

  • -I have to say, he might be the only white comedian

  • who does a white guy voice.

  • [ Laughter and applause ]

  • He's pretty [bleep] funny sometimes.

  • [ Laughter ]

  • But Trump's ranting about North Korea