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ELECTION YEAR, DEMOCRATS MAY NOT HAVE THE STOMACH TO COMPROMISE HAVE THE STOMACH TO COMPROMISE WITH THIS PRESIDENT. WITH THIS PRESIDENT.>>I WORK WITH MR. McCONNELL>>I WORK WITH MR. McCONNELL WHERE WE CAN AGREE. WHERE WE CAN AGREE. ON THIS WE CANNOT AGREE. ON THIS WE CANNOT AGREE. WE HAVE TO FLAT OUT BEAT HIM. WE HAVE TO FLAT OUT BEAT HIM.>>JOINING ME NOW ABOUT WHERE WE>>JOINING ME NOW ABOUT WHERE WE ARE IN THIS SENATE AGENDA, ARE IN THIS SENATE AGENDA, SENATOR BLOUNT. SENATOR BLOUNT. WELCOME BACK TO MEET THE PRESS. WELCOME BACK TO MEET THE PRESS.>>CONGRATULATION ON FIVE YEARS>>CONGRATULATION ON FIVE YEARS ON THIS JOB. ON THIS JOB.>>THANKS VERY MUCH.>>THANKS VERY MUCH.>>FIVE YEARS FILLED WITH NEWS.>>FIVE YEARS FILLED WITH NEWS.>>THAT’S FOR SURE.>>THAT’S FOR SURE. I HAVE SOCIAL MEDIA HITS TO I HAVE SOCIAL MEDIA HITS TO PROVE IT. PROVE IT. LET ME BEGIN WITH THE NEWS THAT LET ME BEGIN WITH THE NEWS THAT BROKE OVERNIGHT FROM THE BROKE OVERNIGHT FROM THE PRESIDENT HERE, BAKESICALLY ALL PRESIDENT HERE, BAKESICALLY ALL TALKS ARE OFF, HALF THE TROOPS TALKS ARE OFF, HALF THE TROOPS SITTING THERE APPEARS TO BE SITTING THERE APPEARS TO BE SOMETHING THAT ISN’T GOING TO SOMETHING THAT ISN’T GOING TO HAPPEN IN THE NEAR TERM. HAPPEN IN THE NEAR TERM. WE DON’T KNOW HOW LONG IT’S WE DON’T KNOW HOW LONG IT’S GOING TO BE I KNOW THESE THINGS. GOING TO BE I KNOW THESE THINGS. YOU HAVE BEEN THERE IN THE LAST YOU HAVE BEEN THERE IN THE LAST 15 MONTHS A COUPLE TIMES. 15 MONTHS A COUPLE TIMES. YOU SAID SOMETHING INTERESTING YOU SAID SOMETHING INTERESTING TO ME, YOU CAN’T FIGURE OUT HOW TO ME, YOU CAN’T FIGURE OUT HOW IT CAN GET BETTER, HOW WE CAN IT CAN GET BETTER, HOW WE CAN LEAVE AND IT WILL GET WORSE. LEAVE AND IT WILL GET WORSE.>>I WAS THERE IN APRIL AND EAST>>I WAS THERE IN APRIL AND EAST TER YEAR BEFORE. TER YEAR BEFORE. IT DOESN’T GET BETTER. IT DOESN’T GET BETTER. I’M SURE IT WILL GET WORSE AFTER I’M SURE IT WILL GET WORSE AFTER WE LEAVE. WE LEAVE. I THINK BACKING AWAY, JUST I THINK BACKING AWAY, JUST DEALING WITH THE TALIBAN IS THE DEALING WITH THE TALIBAN IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO. RIGHT THING TO DO. LEAVING TROOPS THERE FOR RIGHT LEAVING TROOPS THERE FOR RIGHT NOW IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO. NOW IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO.>>HOW DO YOU TELL AN EXHAUSTED>>HOW DO YOU TELL AN EXHAUSTED PUBLIC, THOUGH? PUBLIC, THOUGH? THERE IS ALWAYS A REASON TO THERE IS ALWAYS A REASON TO STAY. STAY. YOU SAID IT COULD GET WORSE. YOU SAID IT COULD GET WORSE.>>I SAID IT WOULD GET WORSE.>>I SAID IT WOULD GET WORSE. I THINK YOU GOT TO REMEMBER HOW I THINK YOU GOT TO REMEMBER HOW THIS BASE, HOW THIS BECAME THE THIS BASE, HOW THIS BECAME THE BASE FOR THE 9/11 TRAGEDY. BASE FOR THE 9/11 TRAGEDY. THERE IS NO REASON TO BELIEVE THERE IS NO REASON TO BELIEVE THAT WOULDN’T HAPPEN AGAIN, THE THAT WOULDN’T HAPPEN AGAIN, THE TALIBAN EVEN IN THE MIDDLE OF A TALIBAN EVEN IN THE MIDDLE OF A NEGOTIATION HAS TO BRAG ABOUT NEGOTIATION HAS TO BRAG ABOUT KILLING AN AMERICAN SOLDIER. KILLING AN AMERICAN SOLDIER. IF WE LEAVE THERE, THAT BECOMES IF WE LEAVE THERE, THAT BECOMES THE SAME HAVEN IT WAS. THE SAME HAVEN IT WAS. I THINK THAT’S WHY — I THINK THAT’S WHY –>>WAS THERE — TO EVER>>WAS THERE — TO EVER NEGOTIATE WITH THE TALIBAN IN NEGOTIATE WITH THE TALIBAN IN THE FIRST PLACE? THE FIRST PLACE?>>I HAVE BEEN CONCERNED WE>>I HAVE BEEN CONCERNED WE WOULD NEGOTIATE WITH THE WOULD NEGOTIATE WITH THE TALIBAN, NOT INCLUDING THE TALIBAN, NOT INCLUDING THE AFGHAN GOVERNMENT IN THAT. AFGHAN GOVERNMENT IN THAT. EVEN THE IDEA THAT YOU COULD EVEN THE IDEA THAT YOU COULD NEGOTIATE WITH THE TALIBAN, THE NEGOTIATE WITH THE TALIBAN, THE PROBLEMS WITH THAT HAD BEEN VERY PROBLEMS WITH THAT HAD BEEN VERY EVIDENT THIS WEEK AS THE TALIBAN EVIDENT THIS WEEK AS THE TALIBAN AT THIS CRITICAL MOMENT WHEN AT THIS CRITICAL MOMENT WHEN THEY, I GUESS THEY FEW THEY WERE THEY, I GUESS THEY FEW THEY WERE COMING TO CAMP DAVID. COMING TO CAMP DAVID. I DIDN’T KNOW THEY WERE COMING I DIDN’T KNOW THEY WERE COMING TO CAMP DAVID. TO CAMP DAVID. AT THIS CRITICAL MOMENT THEY AT THIS CRITICAL MOMENT THEY DECIDED TO BRAG ABOUT A CAR BOMB DECIDED TO BRAG ABOUT A CAR BOMB AND KILLING AN AMERICAN SOLDIER. AND KILLING AN AMERICAN SOLDIER. IT SHOWS WHO THEY R. THIS WILL IT SHOWS WHO THEY R. THIS WILL GET TRAUMATICALLY WORSE WHEN GET TRAUMATICALLY WORSE WHEN THEY DECIDE TO LEAVE. THEY DECIDE TO LEAVE.>>WERE YOU COMFORTABLE THE>>WERE YOU COMFORTABLE THE TALIBAN WILL BE STEPPING — TALIBAN WILL BE STEPPING –>>AT THE TIME I DIDN’T KNOW>>AT THE TIME I DIDN’T KNOW THEY WERE STEPPING I DIDN’T HAVE THEY WERE STEPPING I DIDN’T HAVE TO DEAL WITH THAT. TO DEAL WITH THAT.>>FAIR ENOUGH.>>FAIR ENOUGH. LET ME TALK ABOUT CONGRESS’ LET ME TALK ABOUT CONGRESS’ AGENDA. AGENDA. YOU VOTED AGAINST THE YOU VOTED AGAINST THE PRESIDENT’S NATIONAL EMERGENCY PRESIDENT’S NATIONAL EMERGENCY DECLARATION. DECLARATION. YOU WERE ONE OF THE FEW WHO DID. YOU WERE ONE OF THE FEW WHO DID. HOW MANY MORE REPUBLICANS WOULD HOW MANY MORE REPUBLICANS WOULD HAVE VOTED AGAINST THE HAVE VOTED AGAINST THE PRESIDENT’S NATIONAL EMERGENCY PRESIDENT’S NATIONAL EMERGENCY DECLARATION HAD THEY KNOWN THE DECLARATION HAD THEY KNOWN THE PRESQUE PROJECTS THAT WOULD BE PRESQUE PROJECTS THAT WOULD BE TARGETED? TARGETED?>>WELL, I DON’T KNOW, I THOUGHT>>WELL, I DON’T KNOW, I THOUGHT 12 OF US IN THE SENATE THOUGHT 12 OF US IN THE SENATE THOUGHT THIS WAS THE WRONG WAY TO DO THIS WAS THE WRONG WAY TO DO WHAT THE PRESIDENT IS DOING. WHAT THE PRESIDENT IS DOING. I THINK WHAT THE PRESIDENT IS I THINK WHAT THE PRESIDENT IS DOING IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO. DOING IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO. BUT I THINK IF YOU TAKE AWAY BUT I THINK IF YOU TAKE AWAY THAT CONGRESSIONAL ABILITY TO THAT CONGRESSIONAL ABILITY TO DECIDE HOW MONEY IS SPENT, YOU DECIDE HOW MONEY IS SPENT, YOU TAKE AWAY THE BIGGEST TOOL TAKE AWAY THE BIGGEST TOOL CONGRESS HAS IN THE UNIQUE CONGRESS HAS IN THE UNIQUE BALANCE OF POWER OUR BALANCE OF POWER OUR CONSTITUTION CREATES. CONSTITUTION CREATES.>>SENATOR COLLINS THINKS THIS>>SENATOR COLLINS THINKS THIS WAY SHE IS DOCK IT IS STILL WAY SHE IS DOCK IT IS STILL UNCONSTITUTIONAL. UNCONSTITUTIONAL.>>WE’LL SEE.>>WE’LL SEE. THE COURTS WILL DECIDE THAT NOW. THE COURTS WILL DECIDE THAT NOW. NOT THE CONGRESS. NOT THE CONGRESS. WE WILL EVERY SIX MONTHS WE WILL EVERY SIX MONTHS APPARENTLY DOUBLE DOWN ON OUR APPARENTLY DOUBLE DOWN ON OUR VIEW OF WHETHER THIS IS A GOOD VIEW OF WHETHER THIS IS A GOOD THING TO DO OR NOT. THING TO DO OR NOT. SENATOR CAPA TOE AND I WERE AT SENATOR CAPA TOE AND I WERE AT THE BORDER TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY THE BORDER TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY OF THIS WEEK. OF THIS WEEK. THE BOARDER IS MAKING A THE BOARDER IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE. DIFFERENCE. WHAT THE PRESIDENT WAS ABLE TO WHAT THE PRESIDENT WAS ABLE TO NEGOTIATE WITH MEXICO, WHERE NEGOTIATE WITH MEXICO, WHERE PEOPLE AREN’T RELEASED INTO THE PEOPLE AREN’T RELEASED INTO THE UNITED STATES BUT ARE RELEASED UNITED STATES BUT ARE RELEASED BACK INTO MEXICO TO WAIT FOR BACK INTO MEXICO TO WAIT FOR THEIR TRIAL DATE. THEIR TRIAL DATE. REMEMBER PARTICULARLY OUT OF REMEMBER PARTICULARLY OUT OF THOSE CENTRAL AMERICAN COUNTRIES THOSE CENTRAL AMERICAN COUNTRIES NO MORE THAN 15 OUT OF 100 NO MORE THAN 15 OUT OF 100 PEOPLE ACTUALLY QUALIFY FOR THE PEOPLE ACTUALLY QUALIFY FOR THE ASYLUM ASYLUM ASYLUM, THEY DECIDE, IF I GO TO ASYLUM, THEY DECIDE, IF I GO TO COURT, THERE IS SNOW WAY I GET COURT, THERE IS SNOW WAY I GET INTO THE UNITED STATES. INTO THE UNITED STATES. MANY OF THEM DECIDE PUT US ON A MANY OF THEM DECIDE PUT US ON A PLANE AND TAKE US BACK HOME. PLANE AND TAKE US BACK HOME.>>I WANT TO GO BACK TO THE>>I WANT TO GO BACK TO THE MILITARY PROJECTS, THIS IDEA MILITARY PROJECTS, THIS IDEA THAT THIS MONEY IS GOING TO GET THAT THIS MONEY IS GOING TO GET REPLENISHED. REPLENISHED. THAT’S NOT A DONE DEAL. THAT’S NOT A DONE DEAL.>>NOT A DONE DEAL.>>NOT A DONE DEAL. BUT EVEN IF THE MONEY IS BUT EVEN IF THE MONEY IS REPLENISHED, THE PROJECTS GET REPLENISHED, THE PROJECTS GET DONE ON A SLOWER SCHEDULE THAN DONE ON A SLOWER SCHEDULE THAN THEY WOULD HAVE OTHERWISE. THEY WOULD HAVE OTHERWISE.>>SOW DON’T LIKE THIS, DO YOU?>>SOW DON’T LIKE THIS, DO YOU?>>I DON’T THINK VOTING BASED ON>>I DON’T THINK VOTING BASED ON WHETHER YOUR PROJECT IS INCLUDED WHETHER YOUR PROJECT IS INCLUDED IS SA REASON TO VOTE. IS SA REASON TO VOTE. AGAIN I THINK THE PRESIDENT IS AGAIN I THINK THE PRESIDENT IS TRYING TO DO THE RIGHT THING TRYING TO DO THE RIGHT THING HERE. HERE. IT’S PRODUCING THE RIGHT IT’S PRODUCING THE RIGHT RESULTS. RESULTS. I’M PRO LEGAL IMMIGRATION. I’M PRO LEGAL IMMIGRATION. I’M PRO SKILLS BASED IMMIGRATION I’M PRO SKILLS BASED IMMIGRATION IF WE GO IN THAT DIRECTION. IF WE GO IN THAT DIRECTION. I’M PRO BUILDING BARRIERS WHERE I’M PRO BUILDING BARRIERS WHERE BARRIERS DO WORK. BARRIERS DO WORK. I’M PRO REPLACEING OLD I’M PRO REPLACEING OLD DILAPIDATED FENCES WITH NEW DILAPIDATED FENCES WITH NEW BARRIERS THAT WORK. BARRIERS THAT WORK. BUT I’M REALLY PLEASED WITH WHAT BUT I’M REALLY PLEASED WITH WHAT THE GOVERNMENT OF MEXICO HAS THE GOVERNMENT OF MEXICO HAS BEEN WILLING TO DO TO HELP US BEEN WILLING TO DO TO HELP US SOLVE THE PROBLEM, BOTH AT THE SOLVE THE PROBLEM, BOTH AT THE GUATEMALAN BORDER AND LETTING GUATEMALAN BORDER AND LETTING PEOPLE GO BACK THERE AND WAIT PEOPLE GO BACK THERE AND WAIT FOR THEIR TRIAL DATE. FOR THEIR TRIAL DATE. PEOPLE THE WHOLE PLAN WAS TO GET PEOPLE THE WHOLE PLAN WAS TO GET INTO THE UNITED STATES AND NEVER INTO THE UNITED STATES AND NEVER SHOW UP FOR THE TRIAL DATE SHOW UP FOR THE TRIAL DATE KNOWING YOU WEREN’T GOING TO KNOWING YOU WEREN’T GOING TO QUALIFY FOR WHAT YOU WERE ASKING QUALIFY FOR WHAT YOU WERE ASKING FOR. FOR.>>LET ME ASK YOU ABOUT THE GUN>>LET ME ASK YOU ABOUT THE GUN ISSUE. ISSUE. MANCHIN, TOOMEY, SOME FORM OF MANCHIN, TOOMEY, SOME FORM OF BACKGROUND CHECKS, WILL THAT GET BACKGROUND CHECKS, WILL THAT GET A VOTE ON THE FLOOR? A VOTE ON THE FLOOR?>>WHAT THE LEADER SAID THE>>WHAT THE LEADER SAID THE WEEK, I THINK IT’S THE SECOND WEEK, I THINK IT’S THE SECOND TIME HE SAID THIS WE’RE NOT TIME HE SAID THIS WE’RE NOT GOING TO VOTE ON BILLS THAT THE GOING TO VOTE ON BILLS THAT THE PRESIDENT IS NOT WILLING TO PRESIDENT IS NOT WILLING TO SIGN. SIGN. THE PRESIDENT NEEDS TO STEP UP THE PRESIDENT NEEDS TO STEP UP HERE AND SET SOME GUIDELINES FOR HERE AND SET SOME GUIDELINES FOR WHAT HE WOULD DO. WHAT HE WOULD DO. I’M AFRAID WHAT WILL HAPPEN, WE I’M AFRAID WHAT WILL HAPPEN, WE TAKE THE SILLY IF WE WON’T GET TAKE THE SILLY IF WE WON’T GET EVERYTHING WON’T DO ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING WON’T DO ANYTHING AND FAIL TO DO THE THINGS WE COULD FAIL TO DO THE THINGS WE COULD DO WITH MORE EARLY MENTAL HEALTH DO WITH MORE EARLY MENTAL HEALTH HELP, TREATING MENTAL HEALTH HELP, TREATING MENTAL HEALTH LIKE ALL OTHER HEALTH. LIKE ALL OTHER HEALTH. SOMETHING I WORKED HARD ON. SOMETHING I WORKED HARD ON. THERE IS A MOMENT HERE WHERE WE THERE IS A MOMENT HERE WHERE WE CAN EXPAND WHAT WE ARE ALREADY CAN EXPAND WHAT WE ARE ALREADY DOING ON THAT FRONT. DOING ON THAT FRONT.>>LET ME PLAY YOU SOMETHING>>LET ME PLAY YOU SOMETHING FROM SENATOR MIKE BRAUN, FROM SENATOR MIKE BRAUN, REPUBLICAN FROM INDIANA. REPUBLICAN FROM INDIANA.>>AND I LOOK AT IT THIS WAY, IF>>AND I LOOK AT IT THIS WAY, IF WE’RE NOT WILLING TO DO THE WE’RE NOT WILLING TO DO THE COMMON SENSE STUFF, PROBABLY COMMON SENSE STUFF, PROBABLY LEGISLATION WILL OCCUR THAT LEGISLATION WILL OCCUR THAT WE’LL REGRET THAT I THINK WILL WE’LL REGRET THAT I THINK WILL INFRINGE ON 2nd AMENDMENT RIGHTS INFRINGE ON 2nd AMENDMENT RIGHTS DOWN THE ROAD. DOWN THE ROAD.>>THERE ARE A COUPLE OTHER>>THERE ARE A COUPLE OTHER PEOPLE THINKING THIS MR. PRO PEOPLE THINKING THIS MR. PRO SECOND AMENDMENT, THIS THINKING SECOND AMENDMENT, THIS THINKING GOING, LOOK, THIS INCREMENTAL GOING, LOOK, THIS INCREMENTAL REGULATION BEFORE FOR IT NOW OR REGULATION BEFORE FOR IT NOW OR THE ROAD WHAT GETS PASSED WILL THE ROAD WHAT GETS PASSED WILL BE SOMETHING YOU WISH HAD BEEN BE SOMETHING YOU WISH HAD BEEN FOR THIS. FOR THIS.>>CONDUCT, I THINK I HEARD>>CONDUCT, I THINK I HEARD SENATOR SCHUMER SAY TWO WEEKS SENATOR SCHUMER SAY TWO WEEKS AGO, IF WE’RE NOT GOING TO DO AGO, IF WE’RE NOT GOING TO DO EVERYTHING, WE’RE NOT DOING EVERYTHING, WE’RE NOT DOING EVERYTHING. EVERYTHING.>>CALL HIS GLUF.>>CALL HIS GLUF.>>IF THE PRESIDENT LET US KNOW>>IF THE PRESIDENT LET US KNOW WHAT HE’D SIGN WHAT GOT ON HIS WHAT HE’D SIGN WHAT GOT ON HIS DESK, WE’D BE MUCH MORE LIKELY DESK, WE’D BE MUCH MORE LIKELY TO DO THAT. TO DO THAT.>>BEFORE I GO, SHOULD THE>>BEFORE I GO, SHOULD THE AMERICAN PUBLIC TAKE HIS WORD AS AMERICAN PUBLIC TAKE HIS WORD AS HE SPEAKS? HE SPEAKS?>>WELL, THE PRESIDENT SPEAKS>>WELL, THE PRESIDENT SPEAKS DIFFERENTLY. DIFFERENTLY.>>YOU SAID THAT BEFORE.>>YOU SAID THAT BEFORE.>>AS A CANDIDATE OWE GLOW HE’S>>AS A CANDIDATE OWE GLOW HE’S THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, POLITICIZING THE STATES, POLITICIZING THE WEATHER. WEATHER. I MANE, IS THERE ANYTHING LEFT I MANE, IS THERE ANYTHING LEFT IN. IN.>>I ACTUALLY NOT, I HAVE SPENT>>I ACTUALLY NOT, I HAVE SPENT MOST OF THIS MONTH AT HOME IN MOST OF THIS MONTH AT HOME IN MISSOURI. MISSOURI. I DON’T THINK THIS WHOLE SHARPEE I DON’T THINK THIS WHOLE SHARPEE THING IS WAY BEING OVERPLAYED. THING IS WAY BEING OVERPLAYED. I DON’T THINK IT WILL MATTER I DON’T THINK IT WILL MATTER ELECTION DAY. ELECTION DAY. I DON’T THINK IT MATTERS TO MOST I DON’T THINK IT MATTERS TO MOST PEOPLE. PEOPLE.>>BUT ARE YOU WORRIED THAT THE>>BUT ARE YOU WORRIED THAT THE CREDIBILITY OF THE WORD OF THE

13 Comments

  1. Scott Lindrum
    Scott Lindrum September 8, 2019

    Deport George bush to Afghanistan.

  2. David Ellis
    David Ellis September 8, 2019

    To be blunt , this Senator is a Trump stamp. Useless.

  3. IR_Dankenstein
    IR_Dankenstein September 8, 2019

    Everything and everyone hypocritical in some shape or form…
    Passive aggressive tactics as well as direct physical and verbal/textual aggression is power…
    Life Is: Repeating, Empty, Pointless, Oblique, Unrealistic & Redundant…
    CHANGE MY MIND!!!

  4. Trent Dirks
    Trent Dirks September 8, 2019

    Chuck you are a vacant moron. 5 years too long. Both sides Chuck Todd should be fired for negligent behaviour

  5. Kim Wallace
    Kim Wallace September 8, 2019

    We will be be there forever that's what our owners want.

  6. Amazing Reviews
    Amazing Reviews September 8, 2019

    Why did he invite them here anyway? ……Just to cancel it and to make him look good!

  7. Low Yeeliang
    Low Yeeliang September 9, 2019

    Bloody Interviewer keep interrupting the interviewee

  8. chrissyce
    chrissyce September 9, 2019

    If Obama had done a tenth of what Trump has done, he would of taken a bullet by now.

  9. Philip Sepanski
    Philip Sepanski September 9, 2019

    Wonder if Mr. Blunt is for Marijuana legalization or against it lol

  10. Blade Runner
    Blade Runner September 9, 2019

    mr. blunt, many wounds get worse before they get better. if you've ever broken your arm, you'll know what i'm talking about. it's no reason NOT to do the right thing.

  11. Smith Ed
    Smith Ed September 9, 2019

    I only watch meet the left because Chuck Todd is so handsome I love it when he blushes and studders

  12. Nancy Martinez
    Nancy Martinez September 10, 2019

    Talibanes área much much much more better fighters then usa LOSER LOSERS usa NEVER NEVER GOING TO WIN THIS WAR WITH AFGHANISTAN THEY ARE THE GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRE SO BACK OFF LOSER AMERICANS TRUMP LOSER

  13. Albert Moore
    Albert Moore September 10, 2019

    Nobody could be lower or more irresponsible than the scalawag Roy Blunt.

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