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in the way i didn't respond to an attack. >> the response to having a substantive records shouldn't be to go on an attack. >> democrats divided. with elizabeth warren and bernie sanders under fire from the moderates on the stage, debate night reveals a battle for the heart and soul of the democratic party. >> why do we got to be the party of taking something away from people? >> we're the democrats. we are not about trying to take away healthcare from anyone. that's what the republicans are trying to do. >> it's true that if we embrace a far left agenda, they're going to say we're a bunch of crazy socialists. if we embrace a conservative agenda? they're going to say we're a bunch of crazy socialists. >> i did that when i wrote the damn bill. and family matters. despite a federal court ordering an end to family separations, the aclu finds new evidence children are still being taken from their parents.
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good day, everyone. ahead of a critical test frs joe biden in tonight's debate. he showed new strength in new national polls despite an uneven performance last month. now signaling he'll be tougher tonight and expects attacks for all sides. perhaps this time not from kamala harris standing on one side of him but more likely from cory booker, appearing for the first time on the same stage as biden and a sharp critic on his stance on the issue of race. some performed well last night, including steve bullock or michael bennett who is appearing tonight. disagreements over healthcare is sure to be a dividing line again as they were last night. >> we should deal with the tragedy but why do we got to be
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the party of taking something away from people. >> no one is the party. >> they're running on telling everyone that your health insurance is illegal. >> hospitals will save substantial sums of money because they won't be doing billing and the other -- >> i've done the math. >> i'm not going to support a plan that rips away quality healthcare from individuals. this is an example of wish list economics. >> i don't understand why anybody goes through the trouble of running for the president of the united states just to talk about what we shouldn't do and shouldn't fight for. >> joining me now is kristen welker in detroit and covering the debate and nbc senior political editor mark murray and chris matthews. we saw such a sharp division
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between bernie sanders and elizabeth warren who had each other's back and were pushing the progressive medicare for all. many of the others who were sharply critical of that plan. >> reporter: this was really an epic clash that we witnessed last night. there's no doubt about that. what was very notable is something that we have reported, which is that elizabeth warren and bernie sanders stuck together. we anticipated that they were going to do that. and that's exactly what happened. it was this very robust defense of their progressive agendas and values. but they were getting fire from all sides, from all the moderate candidates on that stage who were saying they were too extreme. they not only dealt with the issue of healthcare, but also immigration and one very sharp exchange between steve bullock for example and elizabeth warren, she said to not essentially be less aggressive on immigration proposals is
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playing into president trump's hands. steve bullock said that in and of itself is playing into donald trump's hands. the one person who wasn't made mention of, the front runner right now, vice president joe biden. i had the chance to interview steve bullock and i asked him why that didn't come up. take a look at that exchange. i noticed that one of the people who was not name last night was the front runner, joe biden. was it a missed opportunity not to take aim at the front runner, biden? >> well, i think that from the perspective of it's still early in this race and people will go up and down in so many different ways, but i think talking about things that are what i think are plans that are written for press releases. trillions and trillions of dollars spending reflects the washington reality. >> reporter: bullock, there was a lot of pressure on him last night because he didn't qualify for the first debate.
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for a whole host of candidates on that stage last night was make or break, not clear that those who didn't really have standout moment will qualify for the next debates in the fall. again, what we witnessed was this real battle for the future and the direction of the democratic party and who is best positioned to be president trump, andrea. >> right. and steve bullock, john hickenlooper, delaney, those are the candidates who are sort of right on the bubble now for the next round of debates as well. mark murray, in first read you and chuck todd pointing out what are the four things you're watching for tonight. >> number one, all eyes on joe biden. i think a strong solid debate performance really solidifies the 30% to 35% in national polls we've seen from biden. another shaky or disastrous debate performance could create a destabilizing force in this primary that opens it up to almost everyone else. number two, there's going to be
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a really big conversation on race. we ended up seeing that last month when kamala harris was with joe biden. she's going to be right back joe biden's side this time. i wouldn't be surprised if there's a reprisal of that. cory booker is going to be on his side and we'll going to have a conversation on the 1994 crime bill. who who is more aggressive? is it kamala harris? is cory booker going to come out swinging. number four as you alluded to, all the one percenters or below, people like jay inslee, michael bennett, tulsi gabbard. if they want to have a breakout performance this is their team to do so. >> for the others that you've just mentioned, i mean, they could be -- if biden starts faltering, people are going to start to take a much closer look at bullock and ryan from last night, delaney and now these
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others you've mentioned tonight. certain certainly. >> joe biden, every time he's between 20% and 25% of the vote, there isn't a lot of movement or opportunity for anyone else. the only way those kind of candidates -- if you're a beto o'rourke or pete buttigieg to go up more, this is true for joe biden, elizabeth warren and bernie sanders as well. to be able to get into that 25% to 40% that joe biden -- i do think if biden has a performance that calms a lot of nerves in his orbit, all of a sudden you see how he might have a lock on that and taking that into iowa and new hampshire. >> chris matthews, you know joe biden so well for decades. he has been let's just say not as aggressive, not as focused as a lot of his own supporters
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would have liked to have seen. what does he need to do tonight? >> reporter: he has to direct all the fire from his colleagues toward the president. no matter what cory booker says, no matter what kamala harris goes after him, he should share with them his passion. no search and destroy missions tonight, mr. vice president. don't go following back to newark and how the police do -- what do you call it -- stop and frisk. don't get into that. they'll say you're doing to them what trump did to elijah cummings. don't go on the attack. don't fall for the bait. you start attacking down, you're going to lose. those guys are trying to get from 1% to 2%. you're trying to hold your numbers around 30%. you have a different game plan. if i were him i'd defend myself, attack from a defensive
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position. don't go on offense. attack the president. over and over again. every opportunity to speak and he's got a tremendous opportunity that the president gave him by going after baltimore, going after elijah cummings. this consistent pattern of attacking big cities and their diversity and the minority communities is a perfect opportunity for him to go back to charlottesville. talk about good and evil, be good, join with your democratic colleagues against trump. every time turn it against trump. >> and, chris, what if. what if he does not deliver? does that open up this whole race? >> reporter: yeah, because a canadian pollster once told me every great political leader needs three things. passion. you really care, you cry, you laugh. are you a person? two, do you have a motive for being there. biden's not made that clear why he's running. third, spontaneity. the house is on the lights are
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on and you're there. you have to react to what people say. you can't have set pieces like there you go again or where is the beef. if he tries any of that crap tonight, any of those rehearsed lines people will spot it and accuse him of plagiarism. he has to be wide awake and defend himself by going after the president. again and again, defend himself by going after the president. >> and kristen welker, were you surprised that donald trump did not come more under attack last night? >> reporter: i think it's a really good point. certainly he was mentioned, particularly during that section that talked about race. and more broadly when each candidate talked about electability and their immigration proposals. you're absolutely right. he was not necessarily the dominant figure of that debate. they really delved into some of their policy issues in a lot of detail. medicare for all. the debate over healthcare.
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the debate over immigration. climate reform. i was also struck, andrea, i was waiting for president trump to tweet about the debate. i thought once they started talking about immigration he might start sending out tweets. he said he was going to watch the debate. we anticipate he did. in fact he's been tweeting about it this morning, taking aim at some of the moderators. again, i was struck by that. i think that that just underscores the point that steve bullock made to me, that other candidates have made. basically they do want to really introduce voters to their policies because this race is still in such an early phase. they feel like that's critical. for a lot of these candidates, introducing voters to what they want to do if they were to win the white house seems critical right now. >> and chris matthews, tim ryan punched through when he was talking about the union workers and what it means for them for having given up wage benefits for years to get healthcare benefits and what medicare for
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all would mean to them. >> reporter: you know, the middle class, the slightly upper middle class are always wary of taxes. they pay most of them. that's the way it is. and so anytime they hear about income redistribution or welfare increases, more medicare for all and all that, they're sensitive and say wait a minute, i've got my health insurance. that's a pretty good deal. it's not perfect. i don't want to use it. that includes union members, people who work for corporations. the people on the left here, elizabeth, bernie sanders, are saying we're going to take a huge amount of wealth from the very wealthy and bring it to the people that are struggling with welfare and education needs. the middle class and the slightly upper middle class are always wary of that. it always seems like when there's income redistribution, it goes for the middle and slightly upper middle to the poor and that the rich get away with it. i think they're skeptical about these socialist plans or social democratic plans.
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>> and mark murray, that does sort of open up the divide in the democratic party between the progressive candidates who seem to have more fire, more passion, dominating the stage and leading in the polls after biden than, of course, kamala harris coming behind. then the more moderate candidates who were saying that the numbers don't add up. that's what delaney was saying. there isn't enough tax dollars that's going to come from the very wealthy that can be redistributed and it's going to hit the middle class. >> let's be fair, the democrats on that stage last night and on the stage tonight agree about on 95% of the issues. and as we saw in the 2008 debate and now, you're going at the 5% to 10% you disagree on. to me, the fundamental debate that's happening in the democratic party right now is how far do you go on change? and so the bernie sanders and
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elizabeth wearrens want to push the policy. you end up having more the prag pragmatists. joe lieberman is not running. the delaneys, all these people are democrats in good standing. but they are taking a more pragmatic approach. they see the current politics and the current order in the united states senate and say this is as far as change can go. this is how i want to push it. you're seeing the bernie sanders and elizabeth warrens want so much more than that. >> steve bullock, who was elected three times in a red state somehow managed to win in montana, despite the huge margin of victory for donald trump today. he was emphasizing the assault weapon ban. that proposal which was legislated in 1994 by dianne feinstein and was sun setted. a complete withdrawal from
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afghanistan. >> you don't often hear a lot -- >> pete buttigieg. >> you wouldn't have the steve bullocks taking the positions they are today. there's a divide between the candidates who come from the coasts and were talking about, you know, bernie sanders and elizabeth warren from vermont and massachusetts. >> and kamala harris from california. >> versus montana versus texas and what plays in those states sometimes can be different. >> klobuchar from minnesota. >> absolutely. >> have to leave it there. thank you so much, kristen welker there in detroit and chris matthews of course. make sure to watch chris tonight and every night on hardball right here on msnbc. coming up we'll have much more on joe biden and his debate strategy as he faces a make or break moment tonight. base player, what's behind the president's racially charged attacks against democrats?
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when congressman elijah cummings calls you a racist, your reaction is what? >> well, i think the word has really gone down long way because everybody's called a racist now. her own party called nancy pelosi a racist two weeks ago. the word is so overused, it's such a disgrace. i'm the least racist person there is in the world as far as
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i'm concerned. they use it almost when they run out of things to criticize you, they say he's a racist, he's a racist. >> in an interview with steve scully, president trump brushing off allegations that he is a racist. even as he continues his attacks against prominent democrats of color. an apparent campaign strategy to energize his base. as pointed out by "the washington post," president trump's decision to put away his racist dog whistle and bring out his racist bullhorn has one plausible explanation. desperation. joining me now is elise jordan, former aide in the george w. bush white house and former democratic congresswoman donna edwards. donna, first to you. do you think the president actually is worried about his reelection? >> well, i think that he must be. if you look at when he launches these attacks, they come at critical moments when things are challenging his administration.
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the mueller hearings, the jeffrey epstein arrests, the subpoenas that were issued by the congressional committees. and i think that he views this as a strategy. i mean, he has only one choice. he's losing college educated white women. he's now losing blue collar white women. the only thing he has left are the racist white men who remain in support of the president. he's going after them. >> he was asked exactly that, whether this is a strategy when he was leaving for williamsburg yesterday and this was his answer. >> what are you talking about by political strategy? are you talking with respect to elijah cummings? i have no strategy. zero strategy. all it is i'm pointing out facts. >> elise jordan, that was the president. i guess he say coming back from jamestown yesterday. your reaction to that. strategy, no strategy?
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>> i think there's no room for debate any longer. the president himself clarified in his own words there's not a calculated political strategy behind his words. he is simply a racist plain and simple. we've seen that in his behavior from the 80s, from when he wanted to execute innocent young men and took out a large ad in new york city papers advocating for the execution of innocent black men. you see, you know, on to birtherism and his incendiary language throughout the 2016 campaign. it's downright racist policies now. so, no, i think that donald trump was actually telling the truth on a rare occasion and we should take him at his word that no, there's not a strategy, he's just racist. >> and, of course, we see the continuing silence, though -- you were in the white house, you understand the way the previous republican presidents and
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senates and house leaders responded on issues such as race and to donald trump specifically during the muslim ban and a lot of other things. why the silence now? >> i remember when president george w. bush was the president, you know, senator trent lott from mississippi was forced to step down as majority leader because of comments he made about strom thurmond and supporting his segregationest bid for president. i remember when there was leadership, when there was moral clarity, when there was a republican president who believed that, indeed, all men are created equal. the silence right now is absolutely pathetic. it's going to long-term guarantee the extinction of the republic par republican party. if it's continuing on the path of embracing the hate and blatant racism, then it should go down in flames. >> i remember so many instances with george w. bush, especially after 9/11, embracing muslims
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and people of faith and the imam# spoke at timam who spoke at the national cathedral. let's look at the democrats last night. it was an all white panel by accident because that was the luck of the draw, all the white candidates were on stage last night. people of color, at least cory booker and kamala harris and, of course, julian castro would be on stage tonight. perhaps race will be more of a focus, especially because joe biden was challenged by kamala harris and by cory booker. last night, it did come up and certainly people spoke out against the president. >> we'll call his racism out for what it is and also talk about
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its consequences. >> we need to call out white supremacy for what it is. domestic terrorism. it poses a threat to the united states of america. we live in a country now where the president is advancing environmental racism, economic racism, criminal justice racism, healthcare racism. the way we do better is to fight back and show something better. >> there are people that voted for donald trump before that aren't racist, they just wanted a better stake in the economy. i would appeal to them. >> i propose we do everything from investing in historically red lined neighborhoods to build black wealth in home ownership to supporting entrepreneurship. >> and marion williamson had a notable moment speaking about the flint water crisis. >> flint is just the tip of the iceberg. i was recently in denmark, south carolina, where there is a lot of talk about it being the next
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flint. we have an administration that has gutted the clean water act. we have communities, particularly communities of color and disadvantaged communities all over this country who are suffering from environmental ininvejustice. what happened in flint would not have happened in gross point. this is part of the dark underbelly of american society. >> so to donna, clearly she and many of the other candidates in those moments speaking out very strongly about it. >> i think it's really imperative that every single democrat, frankly every leader call out racism when they see it, connected to the issues that are important to people's lives. you're not going to be able to skate with just moving on. i think we're long past that. because the president is so blatant and so direct that it's really important to call it out and then make sure that we show people a pathway to a different way of governing and getting rid of this president. democrats don't have a choice on this. >> i want to mention that in an unprecedented decision, the
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leadership of the national cathedral here, the bishop and the others, spoke out and issued a very strong statement saying it's time for everybody to speak up about the racism coming from the white house. elise jordan, thank you so much, and donna edwards, thank you. we'll all be watching tonight. coming up, warning shots. north korea launching two short rage ballistic missiles hours after president trump bragged about his relationship with kim jong-un. you're watching "andrea mitchell reports." stay with us on msnbc. ching "anl reports. stay with us on msnbc. to a single defining moment...
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north korea has fired two short range ballistic missiles. their second launch in just a week, third since may. a strong signal, only one month after president trump and kim jong-un met at the dmz and agreed to resume the talks that collapsed in hanoi in february. the test is another violation of u.n. security council resolutions. it comes as the u.s. plans to resume military exercises with south korea next month. joining me now is the former undersecretary of defense for policy in the obama administration. thank you very much for being with us today. north korea is certainly showing -- kim jong-un is
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showing that they're not willing to resume talks, they're not happy about the military exercises. these joint exercises, as i understand them, are not even kinetic. they're computer tests and they would be the first since since singapore when the president said we'll stop doing exercises we'll stop doing tests. is he playing us by showing his anger? are we being too eager for this next stage? >> kim jong-un is restarting provocations to try to regain some leverage in the -- his interactions with president trump. exercises, they are a command post exercise, we're not moving troops around. it's simply testing command and control and scenarios and that kind of thing. the challenge is, president trump's really had kind of two modes with kim. he's either threatening and bullying, or he's cozying up
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sq and trying to be pals. neither has been effective. for two reasons, one, we're not building a coalition of countries that have a shared interest in preventing north korea from continuing to pose a nuclear threat. we're not bringing in china to put pressure. >> relying too much on personal diplomacy between trump and kim. >> nor are we hugging south korea as close as we should be, and japan and others who face this threat as well. we could be leveraging our allies and our relationship with china to much better effect to put pressure on kim. secondly, the president is trying to do this through photo ops and his own personal engagement. he's not fully supported a very capable negotiator that he's appointed with the full force of the interagency process. national security council process that could come up with creative solutions. so the negotiations are very
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weak and not really fully empowered. >> the negotiator you're talking about is experienced, but john bolton as national security advisor wasn't at the dmz when the president had this spur of the moment meeting with kim and stepped over symbolically into north korea. so he has been by all accounts hostile to the process and isn't fully engaged. at the same time, they've confirmed that we had a national security official meeting a north korean official last week presenting souvenirs, pictures from that meeting a month ago. >> right. so the process is disfunctional. the president has a divided team. the real change is, north korea has an icbm. a missile that's long range enough to reach the united states. they're testing missiles that can threaten our allies and they have a stockpile of nuclear weapons and the capability to
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put them on an icbm that can threaten us. the administration has not put together a compelling effective strategy for getting serious negotiations started. >> mike pompeo is on his way to ba bangkok for a previous arranged meeting. north korean officials may well be there. could they jump start again? >> it's possible. but the key is bringing china's pressure to bear. that's probably the only country with real leverage on north korea other than in our ability to affect their calculus. remembering we're in this with our allies, south korea and japan. can't leave them in the dark. they have to be brought into the tent. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> troubling time over there. fight night all eyes on former vice president joe biden heading into tonight's big debate. how is he going to handle likely
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the democratic debate rematch omhours from now, a spotlight is going to be on the front runner, joe biden, who is expected to unleash a new strategy after being trampled by kamala harris in the first debate. this time biden is bracing for a
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pile on from all sides, particularly from cory booker who is going to share the stage with the former vice president for the first time since their heated public spat over biden's decades' like battle on civil rights. let's get the scoop. susan page, usa today's washington bureau chief and jeremy peters "new york times" politics reporter and msnbc contributor. since we're focusing on biden, i've got to start with you. how is he prepping. he's telegraphing he's going to be more combative. in talking to chris matthews earlier, he shouldn't relitigate his whole record going back to the 70s. he should be going back to donald trump. >> reporter: ahead of the first debate, we know he's going to be the subject of a lot of attacks from other rivals on the stage but he's going to deflect those attacks and stay focused on donald trump and look at his
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vision for america. we never saw that strategy play out in that first debate. he got very much defensive. he's going to be willing and able to mix it up with his rivals on the stage. there's an important reason for that. it's part of a broader strategic shift from biden where he knows because of that first debate performance he needs to mix it up a little bit. we heard simone sanders say he's not going to let anybody push it around. he needs to show he can mix it up with his opponents there. it if you can't do that, that lets democratic voters question whether he can do that as well. he's going to be focusing on healthcare and kamala harris on that issue. his campaign thinks she has not been clear enough for medcaicar
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for all, that she's trying to get it both ways. >> she has a detailed plan since the debate when she did sort of pivot from one to the other, susan page. she's been very specific about how she would be different from the medicare for all proposals we heard so much detail on yesterday, last night from elizabeth warren and bernie sanders. you pointed out in usa today that the forum exposed a conflict within the democratic party. much of the back and forth focused on the democrats' competing visions of the policies principles. that is the divide. >> we've seen it on the impeachment debate, the same divide, different topics. a lot of the energy of the party behind the most progressive candidates, elizabeth warren and bernie sanders, but concern among more moderate democrats,
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including those who flipped and gave democrats a majority in the house. the most progressive message, the message of medicare for all and green new deal is one that will hurt democrats in some of the swing districts. >> race will also be a much bigger issue tonight. you have people of color on the stage as contrasted to last night. mayor pete was very vocal on this and what republicans should be saying. let's watch. >> if you are watching this at home and you are a republican member of congress, consider the fact that when the sun sets on your career and they're writing your story of all the good and bad things you did in your life, the thing you'll be remembered for is whether in this moment with this president you found the courage to stand up to him or you continue to put party over country. >> you've covered him, you've profiled him and travelled alongside his campaign. what did you think of his performance last night? >> i think he did what he needed
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to do to reset where he had been prior to this eruption in south bend where he was criticized for not being responsive enough to some of the concerns of the black community there over a police shooting. i don't think he's entirely put it sfwiebehind him. he's still struggling to build support among frafrican-america. i think he's done about as well his campaign hoped he could do. he's got a lot of money. he's going to be sticking around for quite a while. i think it depends on whether he's able to use the money as a candidate who is 5% in the polls or is able to climb into the double digits. >> for biden, this is make or break. including his strongest supporters, he's up to this, that he hasn't, you know, weakened, whether it's age or being rusty. he really has to show his strength without being overly aggressive going back against kamala harris and some of the
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others. >> he can't let himself be muellered. that character from f. scott fitzgerald, benjamin button, he has to eareverse age. he has to say let me tell you what i did and not take all the incoming and go one by one. kamala harris did what she -- she won't do what she did again, but something like it. he has to pivot to what i did do about civil rights and violence against women and -- >> doesn't that make him too defensive? >> no. let me tell you what i did do, not what you're telling me i did wrong. no, i think he does have to, you know, pivot from that to the good things he did and say what he's going to do. if it's on healthcare, who better to talk about it? governor bullock said who would have thought that democrats
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would want to repeal and replace obamacare. and biden can speak to that. >> because he's going to say -- like, we should not start over. look, this was incredibly hard. it's not perfect. but at this point in the game to start over from scratch with a plan that has virtually no chance of becoming law, what is the point in that? >> mike, when you talk to people around joe biden, when he knows how difficult this is and they've got to be worried because as you were writing they prepared him for 11 hours last time and then he did fall flat. >> reporter: the hope is that this is a 2012 barack obama situation. what we saw in that last debate was a candidate who understood he'd be the subject of attack but hadn't quite gotten his head around the idea of what it would feel like in real life. we remembered how when barack obama faltered in that first debate against mitt romney it was joe biden who came in very
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aggressively against paul ryan. i know his team has been preparing, the same team as the last time, with him again in delaware. that's what they hope to see, a candidate who had the very least shows he's up to the task and of course he can defend his record and push back against his rivals. >> the only prediction i'm going to make in advance of this debate is if joe biden does not do it tonight, this race is wide open. i have to leave it there for now. that's a pretty safe prediction. >> i don't think it's wrong. >> jeremy, susan, mike, margaret, thank you all so much. coming up in our next hour, ohio congressman tim ryan will speak on velshi and ruhle. despite orders the trump administration is continuing to separate children from their parents. stay with us, you're watching "andrea mitchell reports" on msnbc. reports" on msnbc.
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many administration celebrated children from the border. in a filing on tuesday, aclu lawyers argued that the government was still separating families based on such offenses as traffic violations and misdemeanor property damage as d disorderly misconduct issues. a four-year-old boy was separated bseparat separated because of the father's speech impediment prevented the father from speaking. a man received a six-day jail sentence and six-month probation. joining me now is the lead attorney in the family lawsuit, department director of the aclu. what's going on here, lee gelernt.
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>> the judge laid out a conception consistent of the way we handle welfare cases around the country. the child is an imminent danger of the parent. you separate the child. we accesaid to the judge, of co we want the child separated. we find out from the government's own record that more than 900 children have been separated since the court's injunction and the government driven a truck through the exceptions that is we are going to separate for any criminal history even traffic violations as you said misdemeanors and theft defenses. can you imagine in the united states every parent lost their child if they communicated some traffic offense or misdemeanor offense years ago? >> and in fact their examples of a one-year-old child separated
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because the parent, the child was recovering from illness and they wanted to let her sleep instead of waking her to change her diaper. the female guard took his daughter out of his arms. the man had no other criminal history. >> how does that happen? >> i am glad you raise that example. the larger issue is that these are law enforcement officers with no child care experience no child welfare experience making these unilateral decisions, some decided well, i would have changed the kid's diaper. the parent made the decision, i have been very sick and needed to sleep. the parent was going to wait for the child to wake up. the guard decides that's not right. i am going to take this child away from the parent.
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these a we are not getting information about these separations in order to push back. what's happening is basically just the administration is saying the court locked it and we'll find some way around. we found out these kids were younger than last summer's kids. 20% are under the age of 5. the administrations are doing everything they can. no withstanding the medical evidence where we are doing permanent damage to these children. when are we getting a hearing on this? >> hopefully soon. i suspect beginning of september. what we really like to see is the government alter their own. they don't need to wait the court to tell them. given the push back, we would like to see the public out cry we saw last summer and the
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administration stopped doing it before the court hearing. >> let's see as know julie ainsley and our whole team have been all over this. you have been a wonderful contributor and guest. let's stay on it. >> thank you very much. we'll be right back. it >> thank you very much we'll be right back. xtra streng. and last longer with fewer pills. so why am i still thinking about this? i'll take aleve. aleve. proven better on pain. we're going all in thion strawberries.ra, at their reddest, ripest, they make everything better. like our strawberry poppyseed salad and new strawberry summer caprese salad. order online for delivery. panera. food as it should be
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