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  • NICOLLE WALLACE STARTS RIGHT NOW.

  • NOW. /S

  • /S >>> HI, EVERYONE.

  • >>> HI, EVERYONE. IT'S 4:00 IN NEW YORK.

  • IT'S 4:00 IN NEW YORK. PRESIDENT TRUMP ORDERS THE

  • PRESIDENT TRUMP ORDERS THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO HUNT DOWN

  • ATTORNEY GENERAL TO HUNT DOWN THE OP-ED AUTHOR ATTACKING HIM.

  • THE OP-ED AUTHOR ATTACKING HIM. HE GAVE THE MIDTERM MESSAGE TO

  • HE GAVE THE MIDTERM MESSAGE TO TRY TO SAVE AMERICA FROM

  • TRY TO SAVE AMERICA FROM TRUMPISM.

  • TRUMPISM. THE 44th PRESIDENT LAUNCHING HIS

  • THE 44th PRESIDENT LAUNCHING HIS MOST DIRECT ATTACK YET AGAINST

  • MOST DIRECT ATTACK YET AGAINST THE 45th, CALLING TRUMP, QUOTE,

  • THE 45th, CALLING TRUMP, QUOTE, A THREAT TO DEMOCRACY AND

  • A THREAT TO DEMOCRACY AND ACCUSING HIS REPUBLICAN ENABLERS

  • ACCUSING HIS REPUBLICAN ENABLERS OF PRACTICING A, QUOTE, POLITICS

  • OF PRACTICING A, QUOTE, POLITICS OF FEAR AND RESENTMENT.

  • OF FEAR AND RESENTMENT. >> IT SHOULD NOT BE DEMOCRATIC

  • >> IT SHOULD NOT BE DEMOCRATIC OR REPUBLICAN.

  • OR REPUBLICAN. IT SHOULD NOT BE A PARTISAN

  • IT SHOULD NOT BE A PARTISAN ISSUE TO SAY THAT WE DO NOT

  • ISSUE TO SAY THAT WE DO NOT PRESSURE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OR

  • PRESSURE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OR THE FBI TO USE THE CRIMINAL

  • THE FBI TO USE THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM AS A CAJOLE TO

  • JUSTICE SYSTEM AS A CAJOLE TO PUNISH OUR POLITICAL OPPONENTS.

  • PUNISH OUR POLITICAL OPPONENTS. [ APPLAUSE ]

  • [ APPLAUSE ] OR TO EXPLICITLY CALL ON THE

  • OR TO EXPLICITLY CALL ON THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO PROTECT

  • ATTORNEY GENERAL TO PROTECT MEMBERS OF OUR OWN PARTY FROM

  • MEMBERS OF OUR OWN PARTY FROM PROSECUTION BECAUSE AN ELECTION

  • PROSECUTION BECAUSE AN ELECTION HAPPENS TO BE COMING UP.

  • HAPPENS TO BE COMING UP. I'M NOT MAKING THAT UP.

  • I'M NOT MAKING THAT UP. THAT'S NOT HYPOTHETICAL.

  • THAT'S NOT HYPOTHETICAL. IT SHOULDN'T BE DEMOCRATIC OR

  • IT SHOULDN'T BE DEMOCRATIC OR REPUBLICAN TO SAY THAT WE DON'T

  • REPUBLICAN TO SAY THAT WE DON'T THREATEN THE FREEDOM OF THE

  • THREATEN THE FREEDOM OF THE PRESS BECAUSE THEY SAY THINGS OR

  • PRESS BECAUSE THEY SAY THINGS OR PUBLISH STORIES WE DON'T LIKE.

  • PUBLISH STORIES WE DON'T LIKE. [ APPLAUSE ]

  • [ APPLAUSE ] I COMPLAINED PLENTY ABOUT FOX

  • I COMPLAINED PLENTY ABOUT FOX NEWS.

  • NEWS. [ LAUGHTER ]

  • [ LAUGHTER ] BUT YOU NEVER HEARD ME THREATEN

  • BUT YOU NEVER HEARD ME THREATEN TO SHUT THEM DOWN.

  • TO SHUT THEM DOWN. OR CALL THEM ENEMIES OF THE

  • OR CALL THEM ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE.

  • PEOPLE. IT SHOULDN'T BE DEMOCRATIC OR

  • IT SHOULDN'T BE DEMOCRATIC OR REPUBLICAN TO SAY WE DON'T

  • REPUBLICAN TO SAY WE DON'T TARGET CERTAIN GROUPS OF PEOPLE

  • TARGET CERTAIN GROUPS OF PEOPLE BASED ON WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE OR

  • BASED ON WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE OR HOW THEY PRAY.

  • HOW THEY PRAY. WE ARE AMERICANS.

  • WE ARE AMERICANS. WE'RE SUPPOSED TO STAND UP TO

  • WE'RE SUPPOSED TO STAND UP TO BULLIES.

  • BULLIES. [ APPLAUSE ]

  • [ APPLAUSE ] NOT FOLLOW THEM.

  • NOT FOLLOW THEM. WE'RE SUPPOSED TO STAND UP TO

  • WE'RE SUPPOSED TO STAND UP TO DISCRIMINATION.

  • DISCRIMINATION. AND WE'RE SURE AS HECK SUPPOSED

  • AND WE'RE SURE AS HECK SUPPOSED TO STAND UP CLEARLY AND

  • TO STAND UP CLEARLY AND UNEQUIVOCALLY TO NAZI

  • UNEQUIVOCALLY TO NAZI SYMPATHIZERS.

  • SYMPATHIZERS. [ APPLAUSE ]

  • [ APPLAUSE ] HOW HARD CAN THAT BE?

  • HOW HARD CAN THAT BE? SAYING THAT NAZIS ARE BAD?

  • SAYING THAT NAZIS ARE BAD? >> GOOD GOD, TRUMP MAKES YOU

  • >> GOOD GOD, TRUMP MAKES YOU MISS EVERYONE THAT CAME BEFORE

  • MISS EVERYONE THAT CAME BEFORE HIM.

  • HIM. OBAMA'S RETURN TO THE CAMPAIGN

  • OBAMA'S RETURN TO THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL IS SURE TO FAN THE FLAMES

  • TRAIL IS SURE TO FAN THE FLAMES OF DONALD TRUMP'S INFERIORITY

  • OF DONALD TRUMP'S INFERIORITY COMPLEX.

  • COMPLEX. TRUMP TRYING TO BRUSH OFF

  • TRUMP TRYING TO BRUSH OFF OBAMA'S RETURN WITH AN INSULT.

  • OBAMA'S RETURN WITH AN INSULT. >> I'M SORRY I WATCHED IT, BUT I

  • >> I'M SORRY I WATCHED IT, BUT I FELL ASLEEP.

  • FELL ASLEEP. [ LAUGHTER ]

  • [ LAUGHTER ] I FOUND HE'S VERY GOOD, VERY

  • I FOUND HE'S VERY GOOD, VERY GOOD FOR SLEEPING.

  • GOOD FOR SLEEPING. >> ACTUALLY IT'S MORE LIKELY

  • >> ACTUALLY IT'S MORE LIKELY THAT OBAMA'S PRESENCE ON THE

  • THAT OBAMA'S PRESENCE ON THE KWAM

  • KWAM CAMPAIGN TRAIL WILL WAKE UP HIS

  • CAMPAIGN TRAIL WILL WAKE UP HIS COALITION OF DEMOCRATIC AND

  • COALITION OF DEMOCRATIC AND INDEPENDENT VOTERS BUT THERE IS

  • INDEPENDENT VOTERS BUT THERE IS AMPLE TIME TO TEST THAT THEORY.

  • AMPLE TIME TO TEST THAT THEORY. JOINING US TO DISCUSS THE LATEST

  • JOINING US TO DISCUSS THE LATEST HIGH-LEVEL REBUKE OF THE CONDUCT

  • HIGH-LEVEL REBUKE OF THE CONDUCT OF THE CURRENT PRESIDENT SOME OF

  • OF THE CURRENT PRESIDENT SOME OF THE OUR FAVORITE REPORTERS AND

  • THE OUR FAVORITE REPORTERS AND FRIENDS.

  • FRIENDS. JEREMY BASH, FORMER STAFF AT THE

  • JEREMY BASH, FORMER STAFF AT THE CI ERICSSON AND PENTAGON NOW

  • CI ERICSSON AND PENTAGON NOW MSNBC ANALYST.

  • MSNBC ANALYST. JONATHAN LEMIRE, WHITE HOUSE

  • JONATHAN LEMIRE, WHITE HOUSE REPORTER FOR THE ASSOCIATED

  • REPORTER FOR THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.

  • PRESS. THE REV AL SHARPTON, PRESIDENT

  • THE REV AL SHARPTON, PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK

  • OF THE NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK AND HOST OF POLITICS NATION HERE

  • AND HOST OF POLITICS NATION HERE ON MSNBC.

  • ON MSNBC. BRETT STEVENS, OP-ED COLUMNIST

  • BRETT STEVENS, OP-ED COLUMNIST FOR "THE NEW YORK TIMES" AND MAR

  • FOR "THE NEW YORK TIMES" AND MAR A GAY, JOURNALIST AND MEMBER OF

  • A GAY, JOURNALIST AND MEMBER OF THE "THE NEW YORK TIMES"

  • THE "THE NEW YORK TIMES" EDITORIAL BOARD.

  • EDITORIAL BOARD. JEREMY BASH, LET ME START WITH

  • JEREMY BASH, LET ME START WITH YOU, ONE BECAUSE I MISSED YOU.

  • YOU, ONE BECAUSE I MISSED YOU. AND TWO, THE JUXTAPOSITION

  • AND TWO, THE JUXTAPOSITION TODAY, IT WAS A SPLIT SCREEN

  • TODAY, IT WAS A SPLIT SCREEN MOMENT WE FINALLY ACHIEVED THE

  • MOMENT WE FINALLY ACHIEVED THE TWO AMERICAS JOHN EDWARDS FIRST

  • TWO AMERICAS JOHN EDWARDS FIRST TALKED ABOUT IN MY POLITICAL

  • TALKED ABOUT IN MY POLITICAL CAREER WHERE, ON ONE SIDE OF THE

  • CAREER WHERE, ON ONE SIDE OF THE SCREEN, DONALD TRUMP WAS URGING

  • SCREEN, DONALD TRUMP WAS URGING THE SITTING ATTORNEY GENERAL TO

  • THE SITTING ATTORNEY GENERAL TO INVESTIGATE THE IDENTITY OF THE

  • INVESTIGATE THE IDENTITY OF THE AUTHOR OF THAT OP-ED IN "THE NEW

  • AUTHOR OF THAT OP-ED IN "THE NEW YORK TIMES," REALLY REBUKING HIS

  • YORK TIMES," REALLY REBUKING HIS STABILITY, CALLING INTO QUESTION

  • STABILITY, CALLING INTO QUESTION HIS CAPACITY TO CARRY OUT THE

  • HIS CAPACITY TO CARRY OUT THE DUTIES OF HIS JOB.

  • DUTIES OF HIS JOB. ON THE OTHER SIDE, THE FORMER

  • ON THE OTHER SIDE, THE FORMER PRESIDENT TALKING ABOUT HOW EASY

  • PRESIDENT TALKING ABOUT HOW EASY IT SHOULD BE TO DISTANCE

  • IT SHOULD BE TO DISTANCE YOURSELF FROM PEOPLE WHO EMBRACE

  • YOURSELF FROM PEOPLE WHO EMBRACE GOOD PEOPLE ON BOTH SIDES OF THE

  • GOOD PEOPLE ON BOTH SIDES OF THE KKK RALLY.

  • KKK RALLY. >> WHAT PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS

  • >> WHAT PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS BROUGHT HERE TO THE FORE, FOR

  • BROUGHT HERE TO THE FORE, FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HIS CAMPAIGN

  • THE FIRST TIME IN HIS CAMPAIGN SEASON, BUT I DON'T THINK IT'S

  • SEASON, BUT I DON'T THINK IT'S GOING TO BE THE LAST, IS THIS

  • GOING TO BE THE LAST, IS THIS DEEP CONCERN THAT WE SEE THAT

  • DEEP CONCERN THAT WE SEE THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP WANTS TO USE THE

  • PRESIDENT TRUMP WANTS TO USE THE APPARATUS OF THE NATIONAL

  • APPARATUS OF THE NATIONAL SECURITY STATE TO GO AFTER HIS

  • SECURITY STATE TO GO AFTER HIS POLITICAL CRITICS.

  • POLITICAL CRITICS. HE WANTS THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO

  • HE WANTS THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO CRIMINALIZE FREE SPEECH, TO

  • CRIMINALIZE FREE SPEECH, TO CRIMINALIZE FREE EXPRESSION, TO

  • CRIMINALIZE FREE EXPRESSION, TO CRIMINALIZE CRITICISM.

  • CRIMINALIZE CRITICISM. TO ACTUALLY USE CRIMINAL

  • TO ACTUALLY USE CRIMINAL AUTHORITY

  • AUTHORITY AUTHORITIES AND NATIONAL

  • AUTHORITIES AND NATIONAL SECURITY AUTHORITIES TO CONDUCT

  • SECURITY AUTHORITIES TO CONDUCT SURVEILLANCE TO FIND, LOCATE

  • SURVEILLANCE TO FIND, LOCATE POTENTIALLY EAVES DROP,

  • POTENTIALLY EAVES DROP, POTENTIALLY ARREST SOMEONE WHO

  • POTENTIALLY ARREST SOMEONE WHO IS CRITICIZING THE PRESIDENT.

  • IS CRITICIZING THE PRESIDENT. AND IT IS IN LINE AS PRESIDENT

  • AND IT IS IN LINE AS PRESIDENT OBAMA POINTED OUT WITH OTHER

  • OBAMA POINTED OUT WITH OTHER EFFORTS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP TO

  • EFFORTS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP TO USE THE APPARATUS OF THE STATE

  • USE THE APPARATUS OF THE STATE TO GO AFTER CRITICS, TO THREATEN

  • TO GO AFTER CRITICS, TO THREATEN TO STRIP BROADCAST LICENSES FROM

  • TO STRIP BROADCAST LICENSES FROM THE MEDIA THAT HE DOESN'T

  • THE MEDIA THAT HE DOESN'T SUPPORT, AND, OF COURSE, TO USE

  • SUPPORT, AND, OF COURSE, TO USE OTHER MECHANISMS THAT ARE

  • OTHER MECHANISMS THAT ARE TOTALLY INAPPROPRIATE TO GO

  • TOTALLY INAPPROPRIATE TO GO AFTER POLITICAL CRITICISM.

  • AFTER POLITICAL CRITICISM. >> AND DON'T BELIEVE JEREMY AND

  • >> AND DON'T BELIEVE JEREMY AND ME.

  • ME. LISTEN FOR YOUR OWN EARS.

  • LISTEN FOR YOUR OWN EARS. HERE'S DONALD TRUMP WHILE

  • HERE'S DONALD TRUMP WHILE PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS SPEAKING

  • PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS SPEAKING TALKING ABOUT DOING JUST WHAT

  • TALKING ABOUT DOING JUST WHAT JEREMY DESCRIBES.

  • JEREMY DESCRIBES. LET'S LISTEN.

  • LET'S LISTEN. >> DO YOU THINK JEFF SESSIONS