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american express' timeless safety and security are now available on apple pay. the next evolution of membership is here. >> >> so the cliche is that something is the best of times, and the worst of times. not here. that's not this. what this is is more just the worst, full stop, alone. this was a world in which the bronx really was burning, and a serial killer named "son of sam" was stalking the local lovers lanes and john travolta was the height of american cultural aspiration pouring himself into that white suit and dreaming of a brighter disco ball and ford told new york city to drop dead. the it was the decadence and the sticky sweltering misery and fear that was late 1970s new
york city. but there was a singular american titan who emerged from that disaster, as the late 1970s turned into the 1980s. he emerged from that sewer, from that terrible time as, basically, the winner. >> donald trump as i say is just 33 years old. he took his father's rather modest by current standards real estate empire in brooklyn. he has an apartment for sale in a new trump building called the trump tower going up on fifth avenue, there it is. you can buy this apartment, one floor of it, one floor of that building that is, $11 million all together. >> i like the inner cities. i see the inner cities a wave of the future. with the problems of fuel and the gasoline shortages and everything else and the transportation, especially in the major cities such as new
york and los angeles and chicago, i see the inner cities as probably in terms of a real estate or real estate sense probably the most viable investments. >> what's left in your life. you are there 33. you didn't say you wanted to be worth a billion. >> i want to be busy and be interested in what i do and that's all there is to life as far as i'm concerned. i really am noyt looking to make tremendous amounts of money. i'm looking to enjoy my life, if that happens to go with it that's fabulous. >> i really don't want to be worth a billion dollars. i just want to enjoy my life. that was donald trump, big bucks tycoon, 33 years old, meeting a national audience in 1980 on the "today" show. i cannot tell what you the half life of humility is or what it ought to be but i can tell you that we have also found this amazing tape of that same guy, that same 33-year-old who just wanted to enjoy his life. we found tape of him sounding
much more inflated just four years later at age 37. so, you haven't seen this before but this exists. this is from lifestyles of the rich and famous in 1984. watch this. >> rome wasn't built in a day but it might have been and at a handsome profit if this man lived there. donald s. trump, head of a billion dollar real estate empire. >> at an age of 37, i don't believe anyone's really ever built more things than we have in terms of the business that i'm in. >> even his peers, few that there are, hold him in awe, he puts deals together like other people play monopoly. even with the deck stacked in his favor this is his trump card. an office and apartment complex trump power that mayor ed koch says. >> as donald trump's master piece. >> its opening party was one to
end them all. thousands mingled with mad cap performance, let loose to celebrate the ultimate luxury attraction. to relax, this high roller doesn't just buy a ticket for the game, he buys the entire team. yes, the new jersey generals football team. >> i'd rather spend the ultimate dollar and have the ultimate place. >> and donald trump wants first place. >> donald trump wants first place. he wants first place though. if a few nobodies get hurt in the process what does that matter. >> trump has gotten rich building for the the wealthy, his critics say at the expense of the poor and the middle class. trump tried to force the tenants out of this the old building on central park south, the prime location so he could build a new tower in its place. he even tried to put vagrants in emthety apartments in the building. john moorheads the tenant group
which is fighting trump. >> donald shouldn't step on little people and he's chosen to do so here. >> before he was 40 years old, donald trump was already huge, huge and if donald trump has the reputation in new york of being something more than just a rich buffoon, it is because of how he emerged as a public figure and when he emerged as a public figure. he really didbuild fancy new skyscrapers when nobody believed that new york city was worth that risk anymore. he fixed up the ice rink in central park which had been closed for repairs for years. he fixed that rink himself on his own dime and then reopened it as trump rink. that's how it worked. in mr. trump's new york, even if he did something not just for himself he made sure to get his name on it. by the time he rounded the corner on 40 years old he was already in public fending off the idea that he should run for king of the world.
or president. or whatever. >> i know people have talked to you whether or not you want to run. would you ever? >> probably not. but i do get tired of seefing the country rip -- >> why would you is not. >> i don't think i really have the inclination to do it. i love what i'm doing. i really like it. >> it doesn't pay as well. >> i love the country but i think you're going to have probably george bush as the next president. he is a friend of mine and i'm here for that reason. >> i wasn't talking about this year but you have said that if you ran for president, you would win. >> i think i'd have a very good chance. i like to win when i do something i like to win. >> of course i would have a great chance but i could have a billion dollars but that's not --. on his way to wealth and power donald trump insisted he did not want either of those things. he didn't want the presidency, didn't want a billion dollars. that was the donald trump of the 1980s. no to the white house, no to the billions in personal net worth that were his if he wanted them but he didn't want them.
but then comes 2015 when that same man, that same donald trump makes the case for himself as president of the united states, because of his billions of dollars. >> i'm using my own moychblt i'm not using the lobbyist, i'm not using donors. i don't care. i'm really rich. i have a total net worth and now with the increase it will be well over $10 billion. i'm not doing that to brag because you know what, i don't have to brag. i don't have to. believe it or not. i'm doing that to say that that's the kind of thinking our country needs. we need that thinking. >> make me president. look at my many billions. not bragging, just look at them. you have to wonder if the donald trump back then would recognize the donald trump now. or vice versa. that young big bucks tycoon said he just wanted to enjoy his life. right. he's now the middle-aged or better icon who is at the top of
the republican heap running roughshod over the most experienced field in a long time, saying and doing things that would send any other candidate spiraling out of contention. donald trump is at the top of a huge republican field with governors who cannot seem to catch up to him and the senator who is cannot seem to catch up to him. not even the senator who came in second plags for the nomination in 2012. this is a weird and sprawling republican field. it's a weird collection of people but they are all in the same boat paddling against the tide of donald trump. but it turns out the sale of the tape turns up interesting stuff. we've been doing an archives project looking into the old tape on all of the candidates for president this year. turns 0 but the stories of where they came from in the most part are pretty amazing. i mean, none quite as amazing as donald trump but amazing. i have to tell you we have one other clip of donald trump that involves a laser light show.
and you must see this before you die. it's possible it will change your life. you have never seen it before, 0 donald trump, laser lights, there is a song, it's incredible. so we've got that. the tale of the tape on all of these guys is totally worth seeing. we did one of these tale of the tape things on the democrats, this one tonight is on the republicans. honestly i think it's better just because there are a lot of these guys and a lot of them didthe weirdest stuff they have ever done on tape. a long time ago. so buckle up. this is going to be really good. the laser show donald trump, jeb bush as you have never seen him, as you have physically never seen him. got lots more still to come.
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president of the united states, stretching doing some pretty thorough wrist stretches. i don't know what this is. maybe stretching out the collar bone. giving the adam's apple a stretch. i don't know. what's that? wa he is stretching to go for is a run. i can only assume he has taken care of the lower body but this is pretty solid, i don't know, maybe he's going to run on his hands. i don't know what he's doing. future presidential candidates stretching. i have to say that was not a folder i expected to find in the archives but there it was. more where that came from next.
>> that was the early 1980s. ronald reagan was president. big hair everywhere. right. early 80s. south florida had a problem on its hands. they had a problem on their hands. because it turns out all of the money in south florida, all of the cash, was suddenly turning up with cocaine on it. trace amounts of cocaine were detected on all of the cash in south florida. it was the booming drug trade in florida, this was an unexpected and unwelcome byproduct of that. check this out. watch for the cameo here. >> in south florida the drug business is so widespread the chances are that if you live there you are carrying traces of it around in your wallet or purse. it's drug dough. that's not the raw ingredients for intoxicating brownies but real money. >> it's finding its way into some of the most prominent wallets in south florida. the vice president's son had
some. >> i got cocaine on my $20 bill and i can tell you i don't use it. >> hello. that's the 1985 iteration of jeb bush son of the vice president at the time, george h.w. bush having to tell nightly news he is not a cocaine user but yes, he, too, has cocaine on his cash. it was florida. the 1980s. what would you expect. jeb bush at that point was not a full time politician. he was a local business man in miami. when you're is son of a man who was a state representative in texas and the u.s. ambassador to the united nations and director of the cia and aspiring president, that was the case for jeb bush in the 1980s. for a very young inexperienced jeb bush in the 1980s. in 1980, poppy bush having racked up that impressive resume of service decided to make a run
for president. now you remember that this is the presidential election that went to ronald reagan, but in 1980, reagan was being challenged for the republican nomination by george h.w. bush. and during that primary campaign, when bush was trying to lock up any vote that he could find, he dispatched his son jeb in puerto rico. jeb spoke spanish, his wife was mexican, jeb bush went to puerto rico to make the case for his dad. he was 2 aefrn at the time. in puerto rico, turns out he was not at all ready for the family business. you can tell physically. check this out and the cameo is from the man's knees. watch. watch this. >> the republicans in puerto rico hold a primary election this sunday when they will choose 14 delegates to their national convention. it's not a large number of delegates.
puerto ricans can goat voet but all of the candidates have been trying to win friends under the palm trees. the son of one of them there almost 60 days k. >> the campaign trail in puerto rico is different. ♪ >> puerto rico, not new hampshire, is the first primary at least for republicans. in puerto rico it's important to remember that democrats and republicans don't count as much as local parties do. which doesn't stop democrats and republicans from spending money and time here and in one case donating a member of the family. >> this man is the father of this man. he is jeb bush, 27 years old,
son of george. and he's been campaigning and living in puerto rico for nearly two months. the bush campaign thinks jeb is their secret weapon here. he goes everywhere on the island, talks to everyone, always in spanish, and does those things every politician does. >> his spanish is good, partly because his wife is mexican. >> what's it like being professional son of the candidate down here? >> it's not something that i would like to do the rest of my life, no. i get nervous at first. just i'm not a politician. >> and probably it is scary. because when the crowd hoots and jeers as they did that day, the nerves go to the knees. and it must be comforting to remember you are the candidate's
son, not the candidate. and if dad loses, nobody will blame jeb. except perhaps jeb. linda elerbe. >> linda is such a god. she always has been. jeb bush's knees literally knocking, shaking as he stood before that crowd in puerto rico. that was february 1980. but all of jeb's nervous campaigning down there did pay off. poppy bush won the primary that year with 59% of the vote. all 14 of puerto rico's delegates and coming off his win in the iowa caucuses that year poppy bush had real momentum. that presidential campaign, the 1980 campaign for his dad, that really was jeb bush's first foray into national politics. he traveled with his dad and as the candidate's son that included going on the occasional run for the cameras, just to
show how strong and fit poppy bush was. >> what do you think? >> 24, 25. >> i'd like to pace it about eight minutes and see how we feel. this is going to be tough. this boy might not be up for it. >> 22 -- is that sfwhad. >> that was on a good track. >> 22:45. >> i'll be watching for this. just gotten word from abc, cbs and nbc plus the local outlets, 11, they said tv cameramen have to lay aside weapons and run, so that's establishing a rapport with the candidate which will get inside information. >> how are you. >> look at you. you remember jebby.
>> you remember jebby, don't you? you remember jebby. poppy bush ultimately lost that primary that year to ronald reagan. but jeb bush went along for the ride. and when ronald reagan tapped bush senior to become his vice president, the entire bush family was thrust on the national stage for pretty much the entire 1980s. and that included not only jebbyp, but another one of the bush brothers. >> george, you and i think couple of your brothers have been active in one way or another in politics. what's it like, though, and your father has some experience at this, too, following in those kind of foot steps. you are third generation. >> it's very easy, jane. he has never put pressure on us. he's never put his expectations on us and let us be our own type people. ing a george bush in this day and age has unusual straits to it. >> you go back and you look through the archives, it becomes
clear that jeb was the bush son who was thought of having serious political ambitions. certainly more so than the brother who went on to actually become president. >> the five of you have the reputation of staying out of the spotlight. is that by design? >> it is for me. i don't feel like i've got all that much too important to say on the kind of big national issues, therefore got to do my job, raise my family. and you know, we campaign some. i know i did during the election but child's place for the vice president in my view is keep his mouth shut and make a living. that's what i try to do. >> george w. bush during an interview with nbc's today show in 1985. imagine if he had stuck with that approach to life. i don't have much to say on national issues. his brother jeb. here is the question jeb got during that interview. >> jeb, you're gop county
chairman in florida, dade county. are you looking to a career in politics, is that where your future lies? >> if i can get about half the income you make i can get into politics. until i attain that. >> i do this for free. >> george w. bush, nothing to say about big national issues, just worried about raising my family. jeb, you're looking at a career in politics, aren't you. the 1980s were jeb bush's introduction to national politics. he did go on to become florida's governor and to make a ton of money as he alluded to wanting to do in that interview. at the start it was the 1980s, his dad's run for president and his dad's two terms as vice president that set up jeb bush's life. the first set the gears in motion for his own run for president today. >> when you hear the kind of things that were being said about your dad do you get hurt, angry? >> yeah, i do. i don't like it. i got -- i'm involved pretty
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may 2009, about four months into the barack obama presidency, republicans still trying to shake off the residue of the george w. bush administration, but they were starting to think about the first midterm, the 2010 elections, thinking about how they could turn every congressional race in the country into a race against that evil communist tyrant obama who had been in office for a few weeks. i look back on that time period i sometimes cannot remember if this thing actually happened or whether i dreamed that it did. luckily we end up recording these shows on tape so we can check. >> i think it's a matter of somebody's got to present the message better of the republican party, maybe it's slightly different but if we got to get away from going around justifying torture as our main message. i think we've got to come out with a better spokesman for our party. >> speaking of which dr. paul i understand that you yourself have some political ambitions. i was hoping you might talk about those tonight on the show. >> yeah, i do.
i'm happy to announce on the rachel maddow show i'm forming an exploratory committee to run for the u.s. senate. >> i did not dream that. that happened. rand paul's political career got its start right here on this very show. he even said the name of the show as he did it. that was the first time rand paul ran for national office. that's the campaign in which he ultimately got the seat he now holds. he announced it here. you are not dead. you are not dreaming. >> i'm happy tonight to announce on the rachel maddow show i'm forming an exploratory committee to run for the u.s. senate. >> that happened. senator rand paul may not be happy about that in retrospect given how his next interview on the show went which was our 15 minute conversation about the 1964 civil rights act which did not end well. then after that there was also that time we busted him for plagiarizing the wikipedia pages about several movies. he threatened to quit politics
altogether over that. at the ging rand paul's national political career really was launched on this show. we used to like talking, him and me. we used to get along. now he won't come back and talk to me. his presidential campaign so far at least has experienced sort of a failure to thrive. the same cannot, though, be said for the batch of republican candidates who rand paul was first elected along side. that election in 2010, that republican wave election in 2010, not only gave him his first seat in government, it catapulted a ton of republicans into the national spotlight including one whose rise has been pretty meety oreck, whose first moments on the national stage have largely been forgotten until now. until we dug it up. and that's next. (vo) what's your dog food's first ingredient?
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facts, they broke a story about a national scandal that was happening in their county. happening in their corner of texas. that newspaper got their hands on a video that showed prisoners many of them injured, being beaten and abused at a private prison called the brazoria county correctional facility. the reason it was a national scandal and not just for that corner of texas it turns out lots of other states around the country at the time were shipping their prisoners to texas because texas promised to lock them up for cheaper than they could be locked up at home. so these prisoners were getting the tarnation beaten out of them but it was a national story because the prisoners were from all over. this is a today show package about that all those years ago. keep an eye out for a certain republican contender from this year. and your hint for who to watch for is the guy who turns up in this tape is not one of this year's candidates who actually hails from texas.
he's from somewhere else. watch. >> katie, up until a few weeks ago missouri was one of several states renting jail space in texas. you may recall a video surfaced showing prisoners being abused. missouri took its inmates home. it was thought others would do the same. as jim reports that hasn't happened. >> first, there was this videotape that graphically shows sheriff deputies and jailers using tear gas, stun guns and attack dogs. on missouri inmates in a texas jail. missouri was one of 11 states that rented jail space from texas before it pulled its inmates out of here but the other ten states continue representing more than 4,000 jail cells at the rate of $40 a day. the reason why is simple. those states don't have enough jail space, texas has a glut of empty cells and needs the money to pay for them and sometimes other states actually save money by sending their inmates here.
take wisconsin, for example. its prison system is already 50% over capacity and with the courtsing kraing down on crime it's only going to get worse. this facility in racine opened in 1991 and overfilled in six months. >> we i don't think in the short run can build ourselves out of the predicament we're in. that's more inmates than beds. >> they send them to texas. 538 before the videotape was released, since then they added 90 more. >> we don't have much choice if it's not texas it's going to have to be somewhere else. >> wisconsin governor scott walker, then just a state representative explaining that yeah, missouri might be removing its prisoners from that terrible prison from which we saw that tape but wisconsin, we got to send them somewhere. they sent more prisoners even after that tape came out. that was scott walker at 30 years old. well before he became nationally famous and a hero on the right
for ending union rights in his state. if you have never heard of scott walker before he became wisconsin governor in the 2010 election. chances are the thing you first learned about him was something like 100,000 people were protesting against him in wisconsin because of that effort to dismantle union rights. which is an incredibly divisive way to gun his governorship. when scott walker held the signing for that anti-union rights bill, amid the clatter of the news cameras covering him signing the bill in the background you could still hear something else. >> governor, we can hear thousands of people in the halls screaming shame, shame, shame. we can hear that in your office right now. can you respond to that? >> sure. i said every day since i did a
month ago that the protesters are here around the capitol, those from wisconsin, increasingly more and more from other states but those from wisconsin have every right to be there. >> scott walker is often described politically as being unflappable. it's true he did not seem the slightest bit flapped by having tens of thousands of constituents screaming at him, screaming in the streets, in the capitol how radically he was schanging their state months after he took office. scott walker is a political pro. if he is nothing else he is a political proment he has never done anything in his adult life except for politics. he lives for this stuff. when he was on the "today" show in that clip at 30, defending sending wisconsin's prisoners to the jail in texas, even after they knew that jail was notorious for abusing its prisoners, when he gave that interview the at 30 years old, scott walker had already won three different elections by that point. scott walker now is still a very young man, 47 years old.
he's won 12 elections. 12. he won every single time he has run for anything. with the exception of his very first race which he ran at the ripe old age of 22 in 1990. every time he has run since and he spent his life running for office. every single time since 1990 he has won. twils he has run unopposed. this record of all of these wins in a row includes winning three statewide elections in wisconsin, in just the past five years. as a point of comparison, in terms of the field this year, compare him with jeb bush. the last time jeb bush ran for anything or won anything was election 13 years ago in 2002. since 2002, scott walker has run for election six times and won every time. there is a reason whip scott walker of wisconsin is beloved by conservatives and taken seriously as a top tier candidate for the republican nomination this year.
he is not a conciliate e he is a divisive guy. democrats and liberals sometimes cannot see what the right sees in him. at least some of what the right sees in him is just pure batting average. he's 12 for 12 in his last elections. and yes, they have all been in wisconsin. but no republican presidential candidate has won the state of wisconsin since 1984 and judging purely by electoral history if one of them has a shot not just wisconsin but the whole thing, based on his batting average, probably him. yeah. we need to sell it. hi. need an appraisal? yeah. we do. vo: when selling your car, start with a written offer, no strings attached. carmax. start here.
>>. >> the msnbc network used to look a lot different. behold. the great anne thompson with amazing hair. god, that was a great time for hair. the great anne thompson and greg jarrett, they reporting back in 2000. that story from all of that time ago, from all of those haircuts ago turns out to relate directly
>> >> can you name the current republican presidential candidate in this picture. doesn't jump out at you immediately. right. it's not the guy up top with the beautiful mustache. i'm telling you the race would change if anybody had a race like that in the running this year. it's also not the lady sitting
to that guy's left or right. no, turns out it's the man guy right in the the middle of the picture. who is that guy? that is then texas state representative rick perry. and one great oddity of rick perry, one piece of something more than trivia and his current presidential campaign is that when you go back through the archives to find rick perry, you have to remember that for most of his career rick perry was a democrat. there's rick perry several haircuts later. huddled with his fellow democrats on the state house floor in 1985. rick perry wasn't just flirting with the democratic party. this wasn't a brief youthful indiscretion. rick perry was a democrat for 38 years. he campaigned in texas for senator al gore when al gore was running for president in 1988. it was not until representative rick perry started running for statewide office in texas that
he magically morphed into a republican. first as texas ag commissioner, then lieutenant governor and ascended to become governor of texas. he asended to that job in an unconventional way. >> this is governor george w. bush. this is the senate chamber in austin, texas. he is about to, with a wave of a pen, resign and he is going to shake hands here with lieutenant governor republican rick perry and his wife anita. there he will become the new texas governor. >> rick perry only got the job of texas governor because his predecessor had to leave to go become president. and that's a very unusual thing. turns out for the big long list of governors running for president it's not actually even that unusual. rick perry is not the only one
to aascended to the job of governor without being elected to it. >> arkansas has a new governor. it took longer than expected. monday jim guy tucker said he changed his mind and would not resign as promised following his whitewater conviction. that's when the state's republican lieutenant governor promised to impeach him. finally tucker didstep down, and mike huckabee was sworn in. >> mike huckabee, nobody remembers this about him but he only became governor of arkansas because he threatened to impeach the sitting governor who had only been in office for a hot minute but he'd gotten wrapped up in the strange clinton era whitewater scandal. becoming governor because the previous guy had to go. that is not a super common phenomenon but that's how two candidates, mike huckabee and rick perry got their start in the job that catapulted them to presidential contention. governors in the presidential field this year, they are kind
of an unusual crop. and they are interesting. not your typical group especially when you dig into the archives to find out where they came from. >> i'm not going to go down there with the intent purpose of being a maverick but i'm not going down there to let anybody push me around. i could care less. >> that is a very shaggy haired john kasich of ohio. john kasich the governor of ohio but unlike most of the other governors in the race this year, his stint as a governor is not actually what put him on the national radar. john kasich lived three or four previous political lives even before he became governor of ohio. before his current run as the brash no nonsense little ill tempered governor of ohio. before that he was the brash no nonsense ill tempered congressman from ohio. john kasich served the house for nine terms. and his reputation was essentially he was the guy who
didn't give a rip, that he loved bare knuckle politics, being the guy who aggravated everybody, ruffled feathers on both sides of the aisle. >> i want things to cost what they say they are going to cost and i want them to work the way they say they are going to work. if they are not going to provide it i'm going to be the ultimate good conservative. i'm going to scream and shout and ask why. >> the senate will not give final approval to the bill to keep the government running until monday, hours before a government shutdown would begin. leaving clinton but two options. sign the bill, or shut down the government. some republicans were ready for a showdown. >> we're in a movie high noon. we're sitting in the saloon, we got a bottle of whiskey and a shot glass. we're going to walk out in the dusty street and we're going to have a fight about the american dream. >> i believe the president should now do the honorable thing and resign. >> the chairman of the house budget committee a possible contender for mr. clinton's job
in 2000 agrees. >> there is no joy in my heart when i say this but i think the best thing the president can do for our country is to leave. >> shut down the government, got into battles with his own party over spending, he told the president of the united states to resign from office over the monica lewinsky affair. john kasich didn't care. john kasich also had a very high opinion of john kasich. so much show that he decided to run for president from the house in the year 2000 essentially on the basis of his own reputation for brashness. probably should have known how that was going to turn out when this was his presidential campaign debut. >> congressman john kasich, welcome. you have an announcement. >> tomorrow i'm going to formally announce my exploratory committee to run for president of the united states. >> on the great tim russert can't pronounce your name that is the universe telling you that the stars are not aligning for
your presidential campaign that year. jane -- jane -- john -- kasich -- whatever. he didjoin the race for the republican nomination for president in the year 2000 to basically no effect. and he ended up dropping out five months later to basically no effect. but turns out they liked him at the fox news channel. he followed up his badly failed run for president in 2000 with a job as a tv host on the fox news channel. he was a managing director at lehman brothers up until the moment that leapen brothers exploded and dragged the rest of the financial system down with it. on the strength of that experience he then got himself elected governor of ohio. up like a lot of the other high profile governors running for president this year, bobby jindal, chris christie, john kasich remains popular at home. and his home is desperately important swing state ohio. so now john kasich is giving it another try. but he's doing it with basically
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1990. part of what makes old tape so much fun in politics is you get to imagine the people back then, the people in that old tape, you get to imagine them as holders of high elected office now. do they carry the same sensibilities forward into the presence, would they carry those into the future if, say, they were elected president of the united states. we get to consider, for example, a state of the union address with laser lights. why not. mr. speaker, president of the united states! out of the laser lights, president trump you guys. ready to address the nation. ready to tell moss liner league saps in congress how it's going to be. >> the republican field, republican presidential field, this year it was supposed to be led by governors and senators. and this was supposed to be the
not herman cain, michele bachmann they tried last time. this was supposed to be the republicans what they were calling their deep bench, their substantive roster, all of these accomplished candidates, mainstream enough to win the general ewith resumes at the top tier of american politics. but for much of the summer republican voters said by an increasingly wide margin instead what they actually want is the eye of the tiger guy, they want the sweary, come over, forget about it over business man guy who never held elected office and probably for a reason. republican voters say they want a candidate who agrees with them, that's what they tell pollsters, way more attractive than a candidate who can win in the general election. that's what they say in the polls. at least in the early stages of this race. the guy who republican voters apparently think agrees with them is this reality tv show business man guy, donald trump. donald trump has been saying he
wants the bad guys to suffer since the dawn of his time on the national stage for going on 30 years now. in june he announced his presidential run calling himself really rich, and by saying that mexican immigrants are rapists. that's how he's running and so far to the great frustration of this spare parts grab bag everybody in republican field, the way donald trump is running so far it's working. barring some change in course it may even look like the way he's running is the way this primary is going to be won. even if come november 2016 that costs republicans any real shot at winning the white house. who knows, maybe president eye of the tiger will have been a fever dream, maybe this is a phase, maybe the laser lights fade and the main stream takes over and republican voters nominate a predictable candidate. we don't know yet. we cannot know yet. but as good as the tale of the
tape is so far, i can't wait for the rest of this story to play out. thank you election gods for being so up m more interesting in 2016 than we thought you ever would be. watch this space. >> you may have seen that i recently launched a snapchat account. i love it. those messages disappear all by themselves. >> hillary clinton joking about her e-mail investigation, while all of the presidential hopefuls meet the faithful in iowa. new evacuations and new explosions at the site of a massive blast in china. stepping away. michael sam explaining why he needs a break from football. clear the shelters, why today, the lives of so many cats and dogs could change forever.