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much more when "andrea mitchell reports" starts right now. >> good day. this is andrea mitchell in washington as communities and law enforcement across the country away the verdict in the derek chauvin trial. we heard the comments much the president. he said he could only imagine the pressure and anxiety the floyd family is feeling. he also said he prays there is a right verdict. the jury is three hours into the second day of deliberations on the charge of second degre deplf national guard troops ahead of
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verdict. george floyd's brother spoke this morning on "today" hoping for calm regardless of the result, but was realistic what could happen if chauvin is found not guilty on any or all of the charges. >> we want everybody to be peaceful, but at the same time i can't stop people from doing the things they are doing. people are in pain, they are hurt. they are looking. daunte wright was just killed ten miles away from where we were in the courtroom. we just want everybody to get it together and understand that we can live with each other in unity. >> i am joined now by joyce vance and chuck rosenberg, all
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of the legals here. he was in the room when president biden called the family. he was taping an interview for "dateline." he heard the call and reaction. the president said he wasn't going to say anything about it because it was a private call, but since the jury is sequestered, he thought it was okay to comment about it. >> i want to play the sound of the brother of george floyd from this morning on the "today" show who shared a little bit of that call. it was a call president biden said he was not going to publicize. but listen to a little bit of what we heard from george floyd's brother.
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>> he called. he knows what it is like to lose a family member and knew the process we were going through. he was praying for us and hoping everything will come out to be okay. >> the president also said he waited to make that call until the jury was sequestered. we know the jury is now sequestered as they are in their deliberations. we know very little about what's happening behind the scenes. the court says they will update us as deliberates start as they did at 8:00 a.m. local time when there is a break or pause. and there are reporters if there is a question to the court. the jury would be brought in virtually in that instance.
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i went back and looked. it took about eight hours for the jury in trial of van dyke. that was a guilty verdict. you have eight hours there for the police officer accused of killing justine day damon. that gives you a sense. there are different number of counts but that is a sense of what we know. we haven't heard anything from this morning for when those deliberations resumed. >> thanks, shaq. we also have president biden's comments. let's play a little bit more of that for you. >> they are a good family and they are calling for peace and tranquility no matter what the verdict is. i am praying the verdict is the right verdict.
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it is overwhelming in my view. i wouldn't say that if the jury wasn't sequestered now. we talked about how they were doing. thank you very much for coming in. >> that during a meeting with hispanic members of congress. kristen welker joins us now. pretty striking for the president, what the jury is out, for the president to say he thought the evidence was overwhelming. >> i thought it was remarkable to hear those comments from president biden. undoubtedly you will get reaction from both sides of the aisle to him saying that. i think what he said quite clearly is he would like, the family would like, whatever the outcome of the trial, for there to be a peaceful reaction. we know the president and top administration officials have been engaging in outreach with state and local officials to
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prepare for eventuality to make sure if there are pro tests, they are peaceful protests. we also know that there is potentially going to be some type of policy to this as well. andrea, taking a step back, when i talk to administration officials about all of this, they stress that their focus right now is son trying to move the george floyd legislation through congress. it has already passed through the house. it's installed in the senate. there is a bipartisan effort with tim scott, cory booker trying to move this forward. that would make it easier to prosecute police misconduct and would pour resources into training and readiness. they believe that needs to be a key focus for this
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administration and as the world waits for a verdict. >> let's focus on the jury. they worked until 8:00 last night and started this morning at 8:00. >> i would expect this jury to take the case seriously. i am not very concerned that they have been deliberating for more than eight hours now and we haven't heard from them because this is a complicated case. there are three separate charges for the jury to go through. there is a lot of videotape evidence. they are likely working through the evidence meticulously and trying to come to terms with all of these different legal decisions that they will have to make. >> joyce, are you at all surprised that the president would be so explicit about what he expects about what he thinks? talking about the evidence being overwhelming and clearly hoping
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for conviction? >> well, i will put on my appellate lawyer hat,s if there is a conviction, there will be an appeal. they want there to be as little external noise as possible. this is something the defense would you. as kristen said, it is remarkable, unusual, but hopefully the jury will continue its work in the sequestered state without any outside influence. >> the defense asked for mistrial yesterday because california maxine waters went to
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the protests and this is what she had to say. >> i am hoping for a verdict that says guilty, guilty, guilty. if we don't, we will not go away. we have to stay on the street, get more active, get more confrontational, make sure that they know that we mean business. >> chuck, that comment sparked a mistrial motion from the defense. here is the defense. >> now that we have u.s. representatives threatening acts of violence in relation to this specific case, it's mind boggling. >> i will give you that congresswoman waters may have given you something on appeal that may result in this whole trial being overturned. this goes back to what i have been saying from the beginning. i wish elected trials would stop
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talking about this case especially to the rule of law which is part of our judicial branch function. >> what is your lawyer's opinion if there is an issue there? and i would point out that what max even waters said was in a different context. she said she is being completely misinterpreted. >> let me borrow joyce vance's appellate hat. as a prosecutor, the less noise from the outside, the better. did congresswoman waters raise an issue? she did. is it merit torous?
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and will it be a meritorious issue? i don't see any chance of that happening. but the less noise the better. when juries are sequestered, they are not hermedically sealed. does that mean they are living in a room and getting room service? does that mean someone took away their iphone? i doubt it. does that mean they can have no contact with family members or loved ones? >> so sequestration is not hermedically sealed. the comments from president biden, will that present in a
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meritorious issue on appeal? i don't see that. >> watching communities in minnesota and chicago rocked by deaths, like wright and floyd, how does the nation prepare itself for this verdict? >> andrea, we have a long history of communities and circumstances and families in the circumstance being profoundly disappointed at what our criminal legal system delivers. i am hopeful that given the gravity of this particular case, given the evidence presented, that this verdict will deliver justice, but i'm deeply concerned at the messages that we are seeing from the city of minneapolis gearing up as if it's preparing for a wartime
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attack on its community. i am not hearing the facility tags of protests, recognizing that is a lawful and constitutional exercise of rights on the part of citizens, that no matter the outcome, there may be an expression the community wishes to share with the world and across the country and that should be facilitated peacefully and invited peacefully. instead we see a militarized preparation. that is concerning based on what we have seen from last summer and previous protests and how outside police response have harmed black and brown communities and ensnared them in ways that are unjust and i hope will not be repeated. >> one certainly hopes.
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janai, thank you for your perspective. and thanks for all. and as we prepare to celebrate the 51st earth day, what is president biden doing to reclaim broken leadership on climate change. next. stay with us. h us
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welcome back. all week nbc is providing special coverage of the climate challenge. this as president biden is preparing for a two-day virtual climate summit tuesday, which happens to be earth day. the forum with 30 world leaders will highlight how the u.s. wants to return as a leader on climate after former president trump called climate change a
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hoax and rolled it back. now they are urging the u.s. to reduce emissions by at least 50% by 2030. and we have the former head of the epa of the obama administration. so good to see you again for earth week on all of the nbc platforms. the tough issue is that all of the major environmental groups want the administration to make a pledge that we are serious about it and we have to catch up for what was lost over the last four years. what's going to happen? what are you going to say thursday and commit to? >> andrea, first of all, thank you for having me back again. it's great to be here. president biden is equally
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committed as any environmental constituency to be sure the u.s. is an international leader on the issue of climate change. he understands the science but also understands that we have a real opportunity here. clean energy offers us this. we have an opportunity for millions of great union high paying jobs. he wants to grab that opportunity. this is about investing in our people, recognizing that we have a unique opportunity not just to help rally the world and get stronger and stronger to meet our climate needs, but it's really about recognizing that we have climate solutions today where we can actually capture the future here in the united states if we do the kind of investments and policies and engage the private sector in this moment in time.
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it is a wonderful opportunity and it is not a sacrifice. >> countries are skeptical with the u.s. policy pinging back and forth. every time a president is elected. the chinese ministry mocked us saying returning to paris is like a kid playing hooky and sneaking back into class. >> we are doing two things. doing the target goal and calling the world leaders together so the president himself can articulate this commitment. it is very true that we lost time during the prior administration, but it is also true that we have been innovative since then. clean energy is working in every region and it's less expensive. it is also true that the president has put out an american jobs plan that is all about investing in the jobs of the future, not trying to return to the past. so i think we are well prepared
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to assure the world community that we intend to lead again. but we also intend to do it in a way that's going to bolster our economy, make us more sustainable, build those jobs of the future, restart our manufacturing, invest in our infrastructure, get broadband all across the u.s., the kind of things you would expect america to invest in. it's all about us, our people, getting us to a place of leadership once again. we are not going to give up on that. we are going to pledge deep commitment and meet that moving forward. >> today, the green new deal resolution was reintroduced. the president did not embrace that during the campaign. >> we have a plan we have articulated our strategy and going to stick with it. one of the things recognized, we
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have lots of opportunities to recognize that during this transition we have communities that have been suffering and we have workers that if we don't invest in them, they will be left behind. that's why the president is deeply committed to investing in those workers and communities so that we leave no worker or community behind. and that we invest in the environmental justice communities that have been disinvested in the past. president biden intends to make good in his commitment, not just to join paris or have a good commitment, but to have a bold one and to marry that with bold investment strategies so we can achieve clean electricity by 2035. we can achieve net zero by 2050 and ensure that 40% of the benefits of our actions go to those communities left behind. i am excited. i am excited about earth day, earth week, but mostly i'm
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excited about the opportunities we have ahead for this country to make sure that america can grab the clean energy future and we are going to be the ones that lead that effort. >> where do you stand on the umw plan that includes some renewables and carbon capture for coal? is that a bridge for manchin? >> certainly. that plan is inclusive. we are not taking any strategy off the table. as you know, the president is interested in having bipartisan conversations and has been having those. i think he will continue to do that, but he does want to plan this. he wants a plan that meets this moment and that positions us in the future to actually grab those jobs, grab that manufacturing, grab that supply chain back again that was seated
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to other countries and do it in a way that protects people and puts them back to work. that's what his plan is about. i am happy that senator manchin embraced that. i am happy about the coal workers embracing it. we hope that every community will see that we are in it for them. labor communities certainly are unions that built this country. they can build that opportunity for the future of all of us. >> it's great to have you back on the show. please come see us again. we want to say on this. good luck. and breaking news. in new york on long island, the nassau county police department sent out a tweet warning residents much an active shooter situation. we will stay with the story and bring you any updates as we receive them. americans 16 and older are
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the country is hitting two milestones in the covid rollout. more than half of all adults
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have received their first dose of the vaccine. steve joins me looking at the progress the country is making. make some sense out of where we are. i know there are also issues with some places with reluctance to get the vaccine. >> let's go through some of the numbers that we have. every state 16 plus are eligible for the vaccine. basically 40% of the entire population of the united states, from the youngest person in the country to the oldest, 40% have had at least one dose. at least one dose, 40% of the country. if you say just 18 years old and older, the adult population of the country, a big milestone reached. now just over half of the adult population in the united states has had at least one dose.
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and senior citizens, 65 plus. 8 of 10 seniors have had at least one dose. basically a quarter of the entire population, a third of the adult population and nearly 2/3 of the senior population completely vaccinated at this point. the numbers among senior citizens are so important because the debts have skewed so much. we have had more than half of the deaths are 50 years old and older. so when you think about the stats, how widespread the vaccines have been among seniors, it probably helps explain what you are seeing here. this is the daily number of deaths from covid.
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this is when we hit 10% in terms of 10% of the country vaccinated. every day we have had more and more people getting vaccinated. you have seen the deaths come down dramatically as more and more people, particularly seniors, have gotten vaccinated. >> steve, that's the news we want to hear, good news. joining us now with more dr. ben gupta, a critical care pulmonologist. the good news. have we reached the stage where it becomes more of an issue of demand and hesitancy than supply issue? i think we are getting there. not quite yet. at least to the end of may there will be plenty of demands. what i am mindful of from
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organizations from professional sports teams to work forces, younger people have questions and we have to meet them. they are reachable. as we talked about last week, they are worried about questions that need to be directly addressed head on. ideally we can do it, but i shall shoes about vaccine safety when it comes to pregnancy and child bearing or whether this might cause autoimmune issues. organizations are recommending that you get the vaccine if you are pregnant. these are questions i am getting and others are getting from younger people. and we have to address them directly head on because they perceive the benefit differently than older individuals. >> the j&j pause, we hear that a warning should be added that
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there is a relationship between blood clots and vaccine, but it is anecdotal. there is no word on whether they will lift the pause. will this effect the cdc decision on lifting the pause? >> i saw that european medical agency said there is a rare risk of a blood clot. they emphasized that the risk is towards benefit, that the j&j vaccine is effective at keeping me out of the hospital. they sadie sengt -- essentially the same thing with the astrazeneca. i do think the cdc and fda will be forced to make some type of recommendation. the sooner they do it because we are contending with the younger
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generation getting access, i think the clarity might reassure the younger people so they can focus on the benefit of the vaccine. they are sensitive to messaging and we have to be really clear. >> there is a lot of ways to get to them, too, given their age and social media. dr. ben gupta, thank you very much. prepared to compromise. president biden prepared to work with the gop on getting an infrastructure bill passed. and breaking news on nassau island, new york, police warning of an active shooter in a grocery store. we will stay with the story and bring you any updates as we get them. we get them
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officials are briefing on long island, nassau county police. let's listen in. >> we have one subject killed, two others that have been wounded. the deceased is a male approximately 49 years of age. the other two are at hospitals conscious and alert. we do have a person of interest. his name is gabriel dewitt wilson. the best picture i can give you is on my phone. date of birth, 2/17/1990. he has long beach and hempstead addresses. he is or may still be an employee of the stop and shop. he is black, 6'2", approximately 30 years of age.
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wearing a black sweatshirt and black baseball cap and was last seen on the turnpike. we have over 150 looking for mr. dewitt to question him about the events today. he did have a small handgun. that's what the witnesses have given to us. we are out there looking for him now. >> commissioner, can you see if this was some type of workplace dispute that led him to shoot? >> the investigation is on going. we don't know the reason for the shooting. he did shoot and kill one employee and two were wounded. >> where did this happen? >> in the upstairs office area. >> were all three managers? >> i don't have that information. [ question inaudible ] >> he did work there at one time. we are not sure if he is still employed there. [ question inaudible ] >> we don't have that. still on going.
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>> were any of the shoppers going? >> still on going. we had probably 200 shoppers in the store at the time. you saw the line. we stopped to ask if anybody had information. [ question inaudible ] >> this is a person of interest. that person of interest we believe is the shooter, but, again, he left the scene and was still carrying the handgun. [ question inaudible ] >> call 911. we have our officers out and about in the areas. >> do you know how many shots were fired? >> i do not know. [ question inaudible ] >> yeah, he was wearing all black as i said a second ago. >> was he on public -- >> i don't know. i just know he went westbound on the turnpike. [ question inaudible ] >> we don't know his priors. we are getting all of that as we are developing it now.
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[ question inaudible ] >> so the protocol in what to do in an active shooter always are designed sometimes on the fly, but from our standpoint, what we do and what we have done and spoken to many of our critical infrastructure stores in the county is we tell them what to do in the event of an active shooter. it's always calling 911 first and getting the description out. [ question inaudible ] >> i did not walk into the crime screen. -- scene. [ question inaudible ] >> i don't have any of that. i wasn't there at the time. it is on going, active, we will get back to you with more. >> everybody stay here. we will keep you updated as the da progresses. >> i am joined by jim cavanaugh,
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an nbc contributor. jim, here we go again. we don't know if it's a workplace shooting, but from what the police just said, he may be a former employee. they described him, he is on the loose and armed. >> that's right, andrea. it could be workplace violence revenge or could be a robbery. former employees come back and they know where the manager's office is, where the money is, cash receipts. even though you know them, it's surprising that criminals do it, but it happens and as officers we have experienced it. it could be workplace violence where he is trying to get back at the manager and supervisors in the store. >> he said one person has been called. no identification until next of kin are notified.
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two were talking to police and injured. he used a handgun, left with the handgun. he's a black man, 31 years old. they say he went west on the turnpike. they have a suspect or someone, as they described, who is a person of interest. >> that's right. he may continue his flight or he may pull over and kill himself once he gets to some remote spot. he may be all spent out. it depends on the rage, the motive, but normally in about half of the cases we will see a suicide. sometimes it ends at the scene like we have seen recently in the fedex shooting in indiana, but sometimes it takes place just a little bit afield of the incident crime. >> 31 years old.
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gabriel dewitt wilson, armed, at large and they are chasing him now. we will have further details. jim cavanaugh, stand by. meanwhile, president biden is representing another bipartisan group of senators today trying to sell an infrastructure plan. monday he met with mayors. the president said he is ready to make the deal. >> as i indicated earlier, i am prepared to compromise, see what we can do. i noticed everybody is for the infrastructure. the question is how will we pay for it. how much will he compromise? joined by the conference chair. thank you very much.
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infrastructure the president's next big proposal. we will hear from him next week when he presents it to congress. but he says he can push it through without a single republican vote. are you willing to go and is he willing to give? >> it should it be buy partisan. the major proposal includes green cafeterias and a huge medicaid expansion. i want to go to roads, highways, all of the things important, but the president has more money in his program for electric vehicles which are usually bought by rich people, than for
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all of the things i just mentioned. i am looking for a bipartisan solution, not what looks to me to have been turned into a liberal slush fund rather than the needs of our nation. >> let me separate your criticism of the other aspects of the plan. are you willing to do something on the corporate tax rate to do something on the bridges and roads? >> none of these electric vehicles pay anything. they say we will add it to the gas tax, but they don't pay for gas at all. i am not interested in raising taxes on american people. i make sure that people who use things in our country pay to do that. we are seeing none of that with electric vehicles and that is one of president biden's
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infrastructure plan. we need to go back to what we passed in a bipartisan way, the highways bill last time it got out of the committee i chaired 21-0. i supported it. bernie sanders supported it. that ought to be the structure of any infrastructure bill because it dealt with infrastructure and had broad bipartisan support. >> it was cut to 21% from 35% under president trump. is it just user fees to pay for that piece of it? >> when i look at what happened, what i believe is one of the crowning achievements of our past administration is cutting
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the tax rates and on individuals across the country which resulted in this incredible economic boom up until coronavirus. i am not ready to go back on any of the things that worked so successfully to help stimulate the american economy. i want to work together in a bipartisan way like we did last year on roads, highways, bridges. we did one on water infrastructure, on our ports, waterways, those are the things the american people think of when we say infrastructure and that is where we need to be working on this. >> i want to have a longer conversation with you on the electric vehicles and climate change proposals that are part of infrastructure and why you think it shouldn't be part of it, but let me ask you quickly because we have an abbreviated segment today. afghanistan, there will be a briefing this afternoon.
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what is your opposition to the by september 11th withdrawal plan? >> i think it's a mistake. i think a decision of any leader when they make a decision based on the calendar on the wall which is what president biden has done saying september 11, rather than the conditions on the ground, i think they live to regret those decisions. i think nato will pull out if we pull out and taliban will take over again. the president's military advisers advised against this. they said this will turn the clock back on the women of afghanistan, girls of afghanistan. women will once again be killed and it will set up harm and danger to people not just around the country, but around the world. this will be a haven for terrorists. people in the united states may say we are tired of fighting
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radical islamists, but they are not tired of fighting us so we need to be vigilant. >> we didn't hear anything about this when president trump said we would be out by may 1. >> respectfully i would we have fewer troops in afghanistan now than i think we do in germany or japan or korea. we have not lost a single soldier in afghanistan in over a year. i think it was the mistake to make the decision president biden made and i will bring that up today with the secretary of state and secretary of defense. >> thank you very much, senator. thank you for being with us. appreciate it. and former vice president walter mondale, who passed away monday at age 93, is widely credited with completely
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reinventing the modern presidency. mondale was a proud liberal who lost his bid for presidency to ronald reagan. but he was the embodiment of decency in american politics. walter mondale, known to many as fritz, was a leading senator when he became jimmy carter's vice president. a job mondale said used to be just going to funerals but he transformed it into a real partnership as he recounted in 2010. >> i worked with the president around the clock. >> joe, i love you. >> reporter: five years later vice president biden told walter mondale he was his role model for how to do the job. >> you really did modernize the presidency. >> reporter: mondale's own bid for the presidency in 1984 was an uphill battle. >> i picked someone who i thought would make a superb vice president or, if necessary, a president. >> reporter: historic choice, but congresswoman geraldine ferraro, the first woman on a
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major party ticket, tripped over her family finances and mondale's straight talk about taxes boomeranged. >> mr. reagan will raise taxes, and so will i. he won't tell you. i just did. >> reporter: in a second debate, ronald reagan desperate to defuse his age with a classic one-liner. >> i will not exploit for political purposes my opponent's youth and inexperience. >> all the states colored in blue are ronald reagan states. >> reporter: mondale and ferraro lost in a land slide. tributes pouring in overnight including -- i mourn the passing from my dear friend walter mondale, who i consider the best vice president in our country's history. and president biden writing, he may consider been modest and unassuming in manner, but he was
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unwavering in his pursuit of progress. >> well, my time has come and i want to let you know how much you mean to me and i know you will keep up the good fight. joining me now, senator amy klobuchar, who was mentored by mondale early in her career, one of his mentors at one point and msnbc historian michael besh law. condolences, senator. i know you started working for the senator at a very young age. >> i did, that's right. i have gotten so many notes from people indicating he gave them their first job. for me, i thought i would be writing big policy papers as a college intern and i was assigned the furniture inventory. he had my climbing under every table and chach. and i learned two things, one,
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he was scrupulously honest, nothing was missing. two, take your job seriously, as i tell students. thanks to him, that was my first job in washington. and thanks to him, this was my second. the one thing i will say from a minnesota perspective, and i would love to hear from michael from a national historic perspective, we saw a different side. we saw him when he lost and came home. a lot of people when they lose they hide under their desk and don't want to deal with people. he just came to life. he went from literally negotiating the peace accords in the middle east to talking to a grocery clerk who would ask him about middle east peace and he would treat them with the same dignity. he decided his mission was to train the next generation of leaders, and i was just privileged to be one of them. that's how he lived to the very, very end, with dignity and decency. >> so well said. michael beschloss, he had an extraordinary influence, far outside of the years he served,
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the 12 years in the senate, then, of course, four years with jimmy carter as vice president, but he really did change that with carter's agreement, obviously. all power stems from the presidency. but what a partner. >> he said it so well, but it used to be, as you know, andrea and andy, the term powerful vice president used to be an oxymoron before carter and mondale. because you had somebody like john kennedy, who was always trying to cut lyndon johnson down to size so he wouldn't take as much power from the president as possible. even more so, johnson with hubert humphrey, who told walter mondale, his successor in the senate and his very close friend and protege in 1976, you know, if carter asked you to be vice president, you should do it. but you shouldn't do it unless you have a deal in advance with carter that you're going to have more power than any vice president's had before,
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automatic access to all meetings. you see the same paper flow. you will have an office in the west wing. the two of you will share a staff. and carter agreed to all of that, to his great credit, and that's been largely the model for vice president since then. >> in fact, senator klobuchar, joe biden said the first goal he made was to walter mondale, fritz mondale, as to how to get that kind of agreement from president obama, who gave it willingly. they were real partners. there's always friction, as you well know. mondale and carter clashed over that so-called mels speech, which never mentioned that but mondale was furious about. that put aside, they really worked close together on just about everything else. >> they did. there was so much respect there. i remember actually going to the presidential library, carter's library in atlanta and walking around like a mondale geek, i'm
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looking for joan's dress and those kinds of things from the inauguration. on the wall, i see these words that were actually the words that mondale uttered shortly after they lost, summarizing their four years. and he said, "we told the truth. we obeyed the law. we kept the peace." and that was a lot of my touchtone during the trump years. i had written that down in a piece of paper and put it in my purse. we told the truth, obeyed the law and kept the peace. jimmy carter and walter modale were men of integrity. they bonded on that. what was school having worked for mondale at the law firm afterwards and back on side of my races, including the presidential race, i got to see how the two of them kept talking through time. they would work on things together. carter came out from a funeral
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just a few years ago and he traveled to minnesota and spoke at her funeral. their friendship strengthened after they left office. >> michael beschloss, it was my privilege at my first national campaign for nbc to be assigned to walter mondale's vice presidential re-election campaign, and i was spoiled rotten from the beginning because it was so embracing and so much fun. we didn't get on the air much for the vice president, but i was a young reporter and just grateful to be out there on the road with him. i learned so much from watching the way he operated and his wonderful staff. >> and he loved politics and he also had a future in presidential politics. people thought in 1980, so it would have been fascinating. you really were spoiled, andrea, and i think amy too, all of us. because walter mondale really comes out of the heroic age of the senate, that passed the
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space program and civil rights and head start. all of those things in the 1960s. and joe biden is very much a link to that. he and walter mondale were in the senate six years together in the early 1970s. we saw them together on the screen. that was an age where you didn't see senators gain a reputation from show boating and demonstrating their own narcissism, quite the opposite. one thing he was is extremely decent and modest, maybe not quiet, but someone who did not try to take attention from other senators and bring it to himself. that's a quality, needless to say, that is long out of style. >> indeed. senator amy klobuchar, michael beschloss. his memoir was "the good fight," and indeed it was that does it for this edition of "andrea mitchell reports." thank you for being with us. chuck todd is up right now on "mpt daily" only here on msnbc.
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welcome to tuesday. we can do the fritz mondale's memories all day and it wouldn't be enough. but right now jury deliberations are under way in the murder trial of former officer derek chauvin. in minneapolis a heavily fortified hennepin county courthouse is the backdrop for a city with more than 3,000 national guard soldiers have flooded the streets. minnesota's governor is asking neighboring states for additional assistance. in philadelphia businesses are boarding up. for many stores, it is the fourth time this year they had to do something like this. in chicago illinois' governor is activating the state's national guard at the request of chicago mayor lori lightfoot. over the weekend thousands demonstrated in response to the shooting, release of the video of the shooting of a 13-year-old boy adam

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