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that is going to do it for us tonight. tomorrow will be a big day in the news. be sure to be here tomorrow night. "way too early" is up next. two weeks after the surfside collapse. what will it do to bring closure to help families who lost loved ones. and tracking elsa. how bad will conditions get in the southeast and up the coast. and the deepening crisis in haiti after the assassination of the country's president. immensely poor, unstable, and increasingly violent, the question is what's next for that already troubled nation. it's "way too early" for this.
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good morning and welcome to "way too early," a show that will shed light on these all too difficult headlines. the crisis in haiti is growing deeper after the assassination of the country's president more than 24 hours ago. he was killed by assailants. his wife is being treated at a miami hospital. this video shows the scene outside of moise's home. haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere and was already in a political crisis. they've had 15 presidents in the last 33 years.
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moise dissolved the parliament in 2020 and has since been rule big decree. he also resisted decrees to step down by opposition leaders. demanded he serve out the remainder of the year and threatened to amend the constitution to give himself more power. the prime minister is now presenting himself as elector of state. elections are headed for next year. back home, more announcements for the 85 people still missing from the condo building in surfside, florida. >> it's with deep profound sadness that this afternoon i'm able to share we made the extremely difficult decision to transition from operation search and rescue to recovery. at this point, we have truly exhausted every option available to us in the search-and-rescue
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mission. so today is about beginning the transition to recovery so that we can help to bring closure to the families who have been suffering and waiting for news. >> so sad. a moment of silence along with prayers with first responders, religious leaders, and public officials was held soon after the decision was made to end rescue efforts. 18 more bodies were recovered on wednesday. 54 people are confirmed to have died and 86 remain unaccounted for. rescue crews have been working non-stop for the last two weeks searching for anyone who might still be alive, but no one has been pulled out of the rubble alive since hours after the champlain towers partially collapsed. the search will continue for the bodies of those missings. the debris is being sorted and stored in a warehouse as potential evidence in the potential investigation of why the building collapsed. let's go to the latest on
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capitol hill. democrats are racing to push a bipartisan infrastructure bill through the senate. according to multiple sources, politico reports are familiar with conversations. the white house's long sought-after bipartisan deal could hit the floor as early as july 19th. some democrats reportedly cautioned the details of the bill could change while the white house threads a delicate needle surrounding a delicate package. democrat chuck schumer vows to vote on a bill before the august recess. there's also this. despite vocal opposition to investigate the january 6th attack, house minority leader kevin mccarthy is expected to appoint some republican leaders to the panel. he's signaling he will not boycott the committee. congressman rodney davis t top republican on the house administration committee has
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publicly said he'd be willing to join. he was within of 35 house republicans to voted for the initial january 6th commission. a spokesman for house speaker nancy pelosi has confirmed her office has not yet spoken to mccarthy about his potential picks or say if there were any members she would outride refuse to allow on the commission. ultimately she has final say over who gets to join the committee. pelosi appointed her members last week. joining us this morning, eugene scott. good morning. >> good morning. >> kevin mccarthy deciding, okay, it's better if i participate in this. right now we don't get the sense there are going to be any of the most inflammatory supporters named to it, but that doesn't mean trump supporters aren't going to be named to the panel. what's your sense of what mccarthy is thinking here? >> he wants to help save the narrative that republican
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lawmakers in addition to president trump were not in cahoots or involved or turned a blind eye to what happened on january 6th, which is what so many democrats, especially those farther to the left, have been arguing the past six months. i think what we know kevin mccarthy is going to want to do is perhaps preserve some sense of reputation for his party as we head into midterms next year and show they are taking this issue very seriously, but they're not taking responsibility for this issue despite what so many of their critics have said. at least this gives them some eyes and ears potentially in the background proceedings. let's talk about infrastructure for a second. now the white house is saying, okay, we want this. let's see. it's july 8th today. that's ten days essentially, 10, 11 days before they want this infrastructure bill on the floor. there are so many potential
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speed bumps. we still don't know how much it's supposed to cost. there's just a lot of unknowns. we also don't know if democrats aren't going to be ready with a massive budget pack and to go along with it. do you think it's overly optimistic this could land on the senate floor this summer? >> perhaps not overly optimistic, but certainly optimistic. yesterday i covered biden speaking about this, and he really wants democrats to move forward. both sides have something they're trying to be able to prove to constituents they've been able to do, but this has complicated that. the group of 20 moderate senators want to come together. how exactly isn't clear, how they want to fund this. also it's going to be, of course, on this budget reconciliation pack thaj that schumer wants to push forward so the democrats can say issues like child care, climate change, even immigration that they believe should be part of the infrastructure are still part of the gop opposition.
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>> what's the white house's sense of -- i mean democrats on the hill are saying, look, we've got to do two things at the same time or we can't get the white house to pass it. would they prefer to do it, too, or do they want to see it go by itself? >> if both of these plans move forward at the same time, they would back that. that's going to be very difficult, especially this timeline, to get it done before the end of summer. what i think they need to communicate to so many people who supported them is they didn't lose as much as they may have initially looked. it looks like two would be a better plan than one. >> in the end everyone is thinking about midterm elections. they cannot show up to those elections with nothing. that is the most important thing. >> absolutely.
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ads are being prepared as we speak. still ahead here, we're following the path of tropical storm elsa as it brings heavy rains and gusty winds up the east coast. plus, new york city honors first responders and essential workers with a ticker tape parade. it was so fun to see yesterday. we're going to have that study and so much more when we come back. study and so much more when we come back storm elsa as it brings heavy storm elsa as it brings heavy storm elsa as it brings heavy storm elsa as it brings heavy there's an america we build
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the tampa bay lightning win their second straight stanley cup. >> the tampa bay lightning and another pandemic hockey season, the same way they did the last one, winning a second stanley cup championship in ten months after defeating the montreal canadiens 1-0 last night at home. honors for playoff mvp goes to goalie ondrej vasilevskiy. five tampa bay pitchers combined to throw seven no-hitter innings. it won't go down in the record books, making for the scored time this season that a major league team has held a team hitless in the game without registering an official no-hitter. let's go to anaheim,
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california, where angels ohtani scored the most hits. ohtani launched the historic homer during the fifth winning of yesterday's 5-4 win over the red sox, his 81st game of the season while it took matsui all 162 games to set the record back in 2004. ohtani is slated the top slugger. and now there's this. with about two weeks to go in the summer olympics, japan's prime minister has announced a state of emergency for the covid-19 state of emergency. it comes amid a rise in coronavirus infections. tokyo reported 920 new cases yesterday, up from 714 a week ago. and there's this. roger federer will not win a
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ninth wimbledon title this year, and he may never win another one. playing in his first grand slam tournament since a pair of knee surg surgeries, he fell in straight sets. after the match federer told reporters he's not sure he'll ever be back at the all england club. >> is that the last time you'll play at wimbledon? >> i don't know. i really don't know. i've got to regroup. of course, i would like to play it again, but at my age, you're never sure what's around the corner. >> is retirement a possibility? >> no. it's about having perspective. it's about taking my time and making right decision. it's where i feel most comfortable. i hope that that's not going to happen, you know. >> no matter what he decides, what a career.
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finally, england will face italy for the 2021 championship. the end of this game was fantastic. the championship match is going to be played on sunday at wembley stadium. i don't think anyone expected england to get this far. i actually do follow english soccer, you may be surprised to learn. another disappointing team in the long list of roster disappointing teams that i root for. hey, come on england. still ahead here, it's been eight months since the 2020 election, but republican lawmaker and trump ally is playing to launch results in pennsylvania. we'll have those details coming up next. we'll have those details coming up next. in the nutritional drink you choose. try boost glucose control. it's clinically shown to help manage blood sugar levels and contains high quality protein to help manage hunger and support muscle health. try boost today. (customer) movie night. (burke) should have been watching the stove instead. (customer) tell me something i don't know. (burke) with your farmers policy perk, guaranteed replacement cost,
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making, quote, demon strably false statements. former new york may your may appeal to have his license reinstated. meanwhile more than six months after congress certified that president biden won the election, a republican in pennsylvania is looking for a recount. state senator doug mastriano is asking for an audit. he's a close trump ally who attended trup events on january 6th. he's requesting everything from election equipment to voter sim cards and wireless logs. he looks at the model as what he wanted in pennsylvania.
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josh shah peer yo slammed the request on twitter saying this could decertify the voting machines costing taxpayers millions of dollars. that's what happened in arizona. u.s. district judge j.p. bouley claimed he would not change the law in the ninth inning amid job going runoffs for the state house. the judge left open his judgment about future elections. the lawsuit about good elections opposed new requirements that voters request absentee ballots before election day. it asked for the court's help for restrictions on election observation. early voting is currently under way for two state house seats ahead of tuesday's election day. all right, still ahead here, president biden takes a jab at senate minority leader mitch mcconnell from touting the
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coast, 2:30 on the west coast. i'm kasie hunt. the u.s. works to bring all american troops home by september. the president's comments will come just days after the u.s. pulled all troops out of its main military base in afghanistan, bagram airfield after 20 years. this as concern grows about the taliban forces grow. it's estimated the taliban control one third of the 421 districts in afghanistan. back home during a trip to illinois, president biden called out senate minority leader mitch mcconnell for touting the rescue plan during a recent trip to kentucky. the covid relief bill passed earlier this year without a singe republican vote. here's what the president said along with mcconnell's comments about the bill earlier this week. >> mitch mcconnell loves our program. did you see what he said? >> so, you're going to get a lot more money. i didn't vote for it, but you're
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going to get a lot more money. >> he told me he wasn't going to get a single vote in order to allow me to get with the help of everybody here that $1.9 trillion tax cut -- excuse me -- program affecting economic growth. look it up, man. he's bragging about it in kentucky. >> kentucky will get close to $700 million. >> he's getting $4 billion. it's amazing. >> if you add it up, $4 billion. my advice to the legislature and others, local officials, spend it wisely. >> joining us now white house reporter for "the atlantic, peter. thanks for being with us. it's pretty amazing to watch. that it encapsulates something you captured in your piece.
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he doesn't care about hypocrisy. only cares about a win. he goes home to kentucky and says, hey, i got some stuff for you even though i said no. >> for mitch mcconnell, the game is what's important. he plays it well and has been playing it for the a long time. he's going to become the world's longest leader in american history. i spent some time with him. it's very interesting to see how he thinks of politics. he wants to be on the winning side. he usings football analogy. the majority leader is look become an offensive coordinator, minority leader like a defensive coordinator. he talks about disputes on capitol hill like shirts and skins. very divided. he's on the one hand opposing president biden trying to pass this infrastructure, you know, covid relief package, but at the same time telling his constituents, hey, this happened, it's good for kentucky. he's kind of playing both sides.
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>> we've got a nice excerpt from the piece. it's called what does mitch mcconnell do now. peter writes in part. he's won, he's lost, and is now aiming to recapture his old title, snart majority leader in the 2022 election. if you're a football fan, it's like being an offensive coordinator versus a defensive coordinator. for many americans rarely has politics been less of a game. when i ask republicans close to mcconnell what he cares about the most, it was striking how little they talked about policy. they talked about his fixation on winning the game. peter, my one question about this, i covered mcconnell for quite a while now. he's one of the most interesting if not the most interesting figure on capitol hill. during january 6th itself and in the wake of it, leading up to the certification, mcconnell
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thought a lout about whether he was going to impeach president trump. he made a searing speech about what damage was done in the wake of that. since then he's taken steps back. he blocked the commission to investigate january 6th. did you get a sense of how he's thinking about january 6th and the context of history and his long game, and did he almost go over that edge in opposing donald trump and voting to impeach him? >> i think what he's shown is he thoroughly was repelled and disgusted. he spoke eloquently about former president trump's culpability and complicity in encouraging the mob, but he was very focused on the midterm elections and he's decided he needs to co-exist with the trump movement. he can't alienate the voters. that's what's key to getting
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them back in the majority. it's key to getting mcconnell as the majority leader. you can't find consistency here because there's not. what you have is somebody who's thinking in pragmatic terms about not alienating the trump movement. he gave what i thought was an eloquent speech on january 6th talking about how overturning that election, not certifying the results would be poisonous to democracy, but reverted back to the party tactician you and i have seen over the years. >> what does that say about how he's thinking about his own legacy because i felt like in those moments when we were all -- you know, i was at the capitol on january 6th when we were watching to see whether he was going to get back in the chamber and mcconnell was the loudest saying we have to get back there. has he decided he doesn't want his legacy to be defending that? he just wants to win again? >> i think so. if you talk about legacy, i
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mentioned mike mansfield, the senate democratic leader from montana in the '60s. mike mabsfield helping pass the voting rights act, the civil rights act in the 1960s. he helped lyndon johnson do that. that's a record a legacy. those are serious accomplishments for a senate leader. what is mitch mcconnell's legacy? it's about blocking and obstructing things, opposing campaign finance reform when john mccain wanted to pass a sweeping bill to rid our system of -- political system of money. you know, is that really a legacy? he blocked the supreme court justice, that nominee that barack obama pulled forward. >> i think he pointed that as his legacy. >> and he might do it again if republicans are in charge or get the majority. i think he's thinking about his legacy, but right now it's not shaping up to be something as
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influential as mike mansfield. >> let's talk about it. obviously he's allowed these republicans to enter into these negotiations or tacitly approve that process. ron portman is close to him. mcconnell says this is only going to happen if i sign off. what's the political calculation behind his thinking? is it we do this and that helps us in the midterms or is it i need to stand in the we of this or is it leaning toward i need to stand in the way of this in order to keep biden from getting win. >> i think you put your finger on the question. it cuts both ways. as you saw from the clip you showed, he wanted to get something for kentucky voters. that's important to him. but he wants to win. if biden passes an infrastructure bill on top of the covid relief package and passes a family plan, you're talking about a substantial record. what a record biden has going into 2024.
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that's new deal type of stuff. i think there's a part of mitch mcconnell doesn't want to see that happen. he wants to weaken biden and soften him up for the 2024 elections. that's the defense in him in kentucky. >> who knows that he doesn't have a group of senators who want to run for re-election. he wants to win. "the atlantic's" peter nicholas. still ahead here, the totally different reason one lawmaker's wardrobe could become an exhibit at the smithsonian. "way too early" back in just a moment. "way too early" back in just a moment
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jersey made headlines earlier this year when a photo surfaced of him quietly cleaning up the us capitol at midnight on january 6th still in his suit. he's donating that suit. kim told nbc in a statement, quote, i unfortunately was at the site of one of the most tragic events of our american democracy. i hope other asian-americans see in that suit the same thing i see, which is hope for the kind of future in this country that many of us either immigrated to this country for or grew up in this country with. and now this. bill gates and melinda french gates have come to an agreement in the wake of their high-profile divorce announcement. they will work together, but if they can't, bill will buy
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melinda out. they've also agreed to increase the number of trustees. currently they and buffett are tonal trustees and buffett plans to resign in june. 36 states in the district of columbia filed suit against google over the company's control over its android app store. it's the latest challenge to the search giant's plan to search all app developers and force them to pay 30% commission on sales of goods and services. it mirrors a barrage of class action suits. google responded to yesterday's suit saying it isn't about helping the little guy or protecting the consumers. it's about benefits those who want the service without paying for it. finally, the world's tallest
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sandcastle has been completed in denmark. at 69 feet tall, can you imagine, it's 11 feet higher than the previous record-holding castle. the sandcastle's artist said its intricate design is an image of the pandemic. it's expected to stand until next february. how do they pretext it from rain? i have a lot of questions. still ahead, honoring essential workers. and let's take a look at this date in history. the new president delivered a sober acceptance speech in which he said cruel things will
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cheers erupted from downtown manhattan as they held a ticker tape parade honoring essential workers who guided people through the covid pandemic. through the clouds of confetti, about 2,500 people paraded along the canyon of heroes including the first nurse to receive the vaccine. there were 14 floats representing 260 groups of workers including first responders, health care workers, grocery workers, sanitation and transit workers and many others, making it one of the biggest ticker tape parades in history,
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and no one deserves this celebration more than all of those essential workers who stayed at it at such an incredibly hard time for everyone. thanks to all of them. let's go to politics. one day after eric adams received the lead, his opponent accepted defeat. >> this campaign has come closer than any other moment in history to breaking that glass ceiling and selecting new york city's first female mayor. we cracked the hell out of it and it's ready to be broken, but we have not cracked that ceiling. >> and for every woman and girl of every race and every community that saw so many powerful, smart, connected, grounded women who had the courage to stand up and say we
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count and we lead. i congratulate every last one of them. >> adams will now go on to face the winner of the primary, carlos sliwa. and you can hear more from eric adams when he joins "morning joe" later today. let's brick in susan del percio who has a lot of experience with politics. susan, it's always great to see you. i thank you so much for being here. we finally had a quick wrap-up to an incredibly drawn out plo says. where do we go from here in new york and what does this result actually tell you if anything about the national veernlt? do you think it applies or not? >> it's a little hard to say it will apply because it was such a unique situation, kasie, in that we were doing rank choice voting for the first time in new york
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city. and even though we heard a lot of people saying, oh, it was the first time, which is why it took so long to get the results, that wasn't actually quite right mostly because of our archaic election laws. what i learned in this race and it shouldn't come to many people's surprise, new yorkers are pragmatic. crime was the issue. and it wasn't just hearing about the statistics. it was that subway violence more than almost anything else that really stuck out day after day and the way adams attacked that problem, and he did it from a law enforcement background and yet saying you can still have progressive policies in policing. but it was -- that is what stopped new yorkers in their track the last six months. you can get out of penn station, but when you're greeted with filth and accosted, it's problematic for new yorkers to go back to their everyday work.
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that parade shows you how wonderful new yorkers reacted, and they want a city that they feel safe in. >> for sure. susan, in the hours since eric adams was declared the nominee and, therefore, the likely next mayor, he has already attacked andrew cuomo, the governor of new york, asking why the gun violence emergency declaration took so long. now, cuomo's team naturally took this opportunity to blame bill de blasio, the outgoing maier of new york. but this relationship between the mayor and governor is such a fascinating one in new york politics. what do you think adams' relationship, presuming he actually gets elected in november, will be like for cuomo? >> probably just as fraught as any relationship with governor cuomo and other governors. it is a unique situation, a new york city mayor and the governor of new york, mostly because being the mayor of new york city
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is almost seen as being more high profile. but that being said, let's not forget, adams is coming in on a big win, and cuomo is still facing multiple investigations. a lot of people say this emergency that cuomo declared on gun violence was simply a way of shifting the conversation from his own woes which are now coming out again as the investigations continue. eric adams is going to be a thorn in cuomo's side and visa versa, but i don't think that cuomo will be able to fight adams in the same way he went after de blasio, and that will be -- go against cuomo's grain, but i think eric adams is going to bring a whole new fresh perspective to new york city versus bill de blasio. >> you know, i wasn't just going to ask you, why do you think it is that cuomo will have a harder time? i mean, bill de blasio, i
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understand, has his unique personality traits and challenges with cuomo, particularly their personal interplay is particularly fraught, but it does seem as though adams potentially bridges to the table significant skills that, you know, could apply way beyond new like i'd be surpris see this be the last office he ever holds. >> well, it's always a unique thing when you look at the mayor of new york city and where they go from there. and it tends to be the last office they hold. but the relationship with cuomo and adams is also very important because as cuomo has been weakened his major support comes from the black community and black leaders. so he has to be careful how much he fights with adams because adams has that support and he can turn it on cuomo, which could again be very problematic as cuomo faces these
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investigations, especially by the new york state assembly, who is looking into potential impeachment hearings. >> that's very interesting point. susan del percio, thank you for being with up with us. say hi to uncle murray, the dog that loves to hang out with us. earlier we asked why were you awake. one viewer said she's awake bathing our dog after he got sprayed by a skunk. another viewer tweeted after my kids were old enough, i could sleep as late as i wanted, i was wrong. by body clock is forever set 3:30 to 5:30 a.m. and paul tweeted i'm getting ready for a long weekend of hosting my wife's family for christmas in july. good thing you can hang out outside. and becca writes to me, i found out that bryan adams was 9 years
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welcome back. joining us now with a look at axios a.m., the cofounder of yoast, mike allen, who's live in person, on set. >> live. >> you're always live. but we're here, dressed. >> love it. >> what is the one big thing today? >> the one big thing is the one race to watch. if you want a preview of the big themes and some of the big tensions that we're going to see play out in midterms in '22 and beyond, look at the jd vance race in ohio. you covered his announcement
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last week, the author of hill billy elgiby saying that he is going to enter a very crowded republican field to succeed rob portman. no guarantee he's going to win the primary. but i think you'll agree if he does, he would be the favorite to take that seat, and would be mentioned as a national candidate. one to watch. i interviewed j.d. vance yesterday and listen to the themes he's talking about, talking about culture wars, economic populism, including inflation, gas prices and big tech, jobs going to china, those all sound familiar to you. >> they do. did you talk to him about his sudden change of heart about donald trump? he tweeted an awful lot of things, said a lot of things during the 2016 race about how much he thought donald trump was, you know, essentially
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corrupt we did a montage on "morning joe" yesterday, but now says i didn't mean it. >> of course, he voted against donald trump the first time. voted for him the second time, deleted some of those tweets. and he had a great quote to our friend molly ball at times saying the quiet part outloud when he was asked about trump he said he had to kind of suck it up. but he's talking very trump now. you see him, kasie, he's igniting social media, playing the culture wars card like all very pro trump you see him a ton out on conservative mead ya and working social media as a successful, best selling author, he knows how to pull those levers. before he announced we could see what's coming. he's one of the more active people on twitter as his people would tell you, trying to trigger his opponents, all good
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for someone trying to get attention in a republican primary. >> do you think there's any chance trump endorses him, forgives him for the things he said before? >> trump isn't a super forgiving guy but he's a practical guy. you know this, you talk to trump aides, they have a conversation about what who they're going to endorse, behind closed doors, in secret, what's the one question that donald trump is going to ask about a candidate, where is he on trump, right? so if jd vance catches air and if trump is looking like he could call it a win, sure. people very close to trump are endorsing him. he's already gotten some unusual endorsements from people close to trump world, which has been very encouraging to the vance camp. >> speaking of trump, you guys are also reporting about the lawsuit that he announced yesterday which, of course, he immediately fund raised off of, we should note that. you talked to first amendment scholars about whether there's
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any chance to succeed, what did you find? >> sarah fisher broke the story yesterday. and what's interesting not just about the tech companies but named the ceo's personally, a class action suit against them. as we talked to media lawyers, first amendment scholars, they say there's very little ground for this lawsuit. like there's some ads made to run during newscasts, this is a little bit how this lawsuit is. you mentioned the instant text messages that people got who are on those lists and that does seem to be what the president wants. definitely wanted the media event at bed minister, a little bit of an oval office, white house, setting. complete with the teleprompters, complete with the seal. so donald trump is getting what he wants, he's starving for attention and he's about to get it with the 20-some books that are about to come out.
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you and i talked about the fact that he did interviews for 17 books. so months ahead, lots of trump. >> lots of trump. axios' mike allen, thank you very much this morning. >> thank you, kasie. private companies, not the government limiting free speech. thank you all for getting up "way too early" with us on this thursday morning. don't go anywhere. "morning joe" starts now. good morning, and welcome to "morning joe." it is thursday, july 8th. we're following a number of developing stories this morning, including two weeks after the collapse of the surfside condo came the difficult decision to transition from rescue to recovery. and the deepening crisis in haiti after the assassination of the country's president, immensely poor, unstable, and increasingly violent. what's next for that already

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