President Donald Trump And Joe Manchin Meet To Discuss Gun Legislation | Hallie Jackson | MSNBC
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President Donald Trump And Joe Manchin Meet To Discuss Gun Legislation | Hallie Jackson | MSNBC


WE ARE T MINUS 72 HOURS FROM WHEN THEY GET BACK IN MONDAY. WHEN THEY GET BACK IN MONDAY. WHEN THEY DO, TOP OF AGENDA WILL WHEN THEY DO, TOP OF AGENDA WILL BE SOMETHING ELSE, SOME KIND OF BE SOMETHING ELSE, SOME KIND OF GUN LEGISLATION. GUN LEGISLATION. THAT WAS ON THE TABLE WHEN JOE THAT WAS ON THE TABLE WHEN JOE MANCHIN TALKED AT THE WHITE MANCHIN TALKED AT THE WHITE HOUSE YESTERDAY. HOUSE YESTERDAY. WALL STREET JOURNAL REPORTING WALL STREET JOURNAL REPORTING THEY TOUCHED ON A RANGE OF THEY TOUCHED ON A RANGE OF POSSIBLE GUN-RELATED POLICIES, POSSIBLE GUN-RELATED POLICIES, INCLUDING BACKGROUND CHECKS. INCLUDING BACKGROUND CHECKS. ONE PERSON FAMILIAR TELLS THE ONE PERSON FAMILIAR TELLS THE “WASHINGTON POST” OR THE JOURNAL “WASHINGTON POST” OR THE JOURNAL THEY DID NOT GIVE A CLEAR SIGNAL THEY DID NOT GIVE A CLEAR SIGNAL ON WHAT THEY MIGHT SUPPORT IF ON WHAT THEY MIGHT SUPPORT IF ANYTHING. ANYTHING. GEOFF BENNETT IS WITH US. GEOFF BENNETT IS WITH US. GEOFF, BREAK IT DOWN. GEOFF, BREAK IT DOWN. DO WE HAVE ANY MORE CLARITY OR DO WE HAVE ANY MORE CLARITY OR STILL UP IN THE AIR? STILL UP IN THE AIR? . .>>STILL UP IN THE AIR.>>STILL UP IN THE AIR. THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN BRIEFED THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN BRIEFED ON A RANGE OF GUN CONTROL ON A RANGE OF GUN CONTROL PROPOSALS. PROPOSALS. AT THAT MEETING YESTERDAY, THEY AT THAT MEETING YESTERDAY, THEY WERE HERE FOR A DIFFERENT EVENT. WERE HERE FOR A DIFFERENT EVENT. WE UNDERSTAND THE PRESIDENT AND WE UNDERSTAND THE PRESIDENT AND MANCHIN HAD A CONVERSATION. MANCHIN HAD A CONVERSATION. I’M TOLD THE REPORTING BY “THE I’M TOLD THE REPORTING BY “THE WALL STREET JOURNAL”, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL”, THE PRESIDENT DID NOT GIVE A CLEAR PRESIDENT DID NOT GIVE A CLEAR INDICATION AS TO WHAT HE WOULD INDICATION AS TO WHAT HE WOULD SUPPORT, IF ANYTHING. SUPPORT, IF ANYTHING. AND THE REASON WHY THAT MATTERS AND THE REASON WHY THAT MATTERS IS BECAUSE MITCH McCONNELL, THE IS BECAUSE MITCH McCONNELL, THE SENATE MAJORITY LEADER, MADE SENATE MAJORITY LEADER, MADE CLEAR THIS ENTIRE THING, THE CLEAR THIS ENTIRE THING, THE ENTIRE LEGISLATIVE MATH HINGES ENTIRE LEGISLATIVE MATH HINGES ENTIRELY ON PRESIDENT TRUMP. ENTIRELY ON PRESIDENT TRUMP. McCONNELL MADE CLEAR, YES, HE McCONNELL MADE CLEAR, YES, HE WOULD BRING GUN CONTROL BILLS TO WOULD BRING GUN CONTROL BILLS TO THE SENATE FLOOR FOR DEBATE. THE SENATE FLOOR FOR DEBATE. ONLY IF McCONNELL KNOWS THEY ONLY IF McCONNELL KNOWS THEY COULD EVENTUALLY BECOME LAW. COULD EVENTUALLY BECOME LAW. HERE’S THE STATE OF PLAY, SOME HERE’S THE STATE OF PLAY, SOME OF THE IDEAS WE KNOW THE WHITE OF THE IDEAS WE KNOW THE WHITE HOUSE IS CONSIDERING. HOUSE IS CONSIDERING. AT FIRST WE HAVE THE TOOMEY AT FIRST WE HAVE THE TOOMEY MANCHIN BACKGROUND CHECKS BILL. MANCHIN BACKGROUND CHECKS BILL. THAT IS NAMED AFTER SENATOR JOE THAT IS NAMED AFTER SENATOR JOE MANCHIN. MANCHIN. IT WOULD EXPAND TO GUN SHOWS AND IT WOULD EXPAND TO GUN SHOWS AND INTERNET SALES BUT NOT PRIVATE INTERNET SALES BUT NOT PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL SALES. INDIVIDUAL SALES. OR ONE PERSON GIVING IT TO A OR ONE PERSON GIVING IT TO A FAMILY MEMBER. FAMILY MEMBER. THIS FAILED TWICE IN THE SENATE. THIS FAILED TWICE IN THE SENATE. SO IT’S NOT CLEAR IF REPUBLICANS SO IT’S NOT CLEAR IF REPUBLICANS WILL SUPPORT IT NOW. WILL SUPPORT IT NOW. THE WHITE HOUSE IS LAYING THE WHITE HOUSE IS LAYING FRAMEWORK TO HELP PASS SO-CALLED FRAMEWORK TO HELP PASS SO-CALLED RED FLAG LAWS. RED FLAG LAWS. THAT WOULD ALLOW A LAW THAT WOULD ALLOW A LAW ENFORCEMENT TO PETITION A COURT ENFORCEMENT TO PETITION A COURT FOR THOSE WHO MIGHT POSE THREAT FOR THOSE WHO MIGHT POSE THREAT TO OTHERS. TO OTHERS. THEY DON’T GO FAR ENOUGH. THEY DON’T GO FAR ENOUGH. YOU HAVE SOMETHING THAT THE YOU HAVE SOMETHING THAT THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF HAS TALKED PRESIDENT HIMSELF HAS TALKED ABOUT, ACCELERATING THE DEATH ABOUT, ACCELERATING THE DEATH PENALTY FOR PEOPLE CONVICTED OF PENALTY FOR PEOPLE CONVICTED OF DOING SOME OF THESE MASS DOING SOME OF THESE MASS MURDERS. MURDERS. THEY SAY THAT IS A SOLUTION IN THEY SAY THAT IS A SOLUTION IN SEVEN OF A PROBLEM. SEVEN OF A PROBLEM. THAT WON’T WORK. THAT WON’T WORK. ONE THING WE DO KNOW, AND WE ONE THING WE DO KNOW, AND WE KNOW THIS ACROSS THE BOARD, IS KNOW THIS ACROSS THE BOARD, IS THAT THE GROUND HERE HAS REALLY THAT THE GROUND HERE HAS REALLY SHIFTED ON THIS DEBATE. SHIFTED ON THIS DEBATE. THE NRA IS IN DISARRAY. THE NRA IS IN DISARRAY. IT SHOWS 89% OF AMERICANS IT SHOWS 89% OF AMERICANS SUPPORTING BACKGROUND CHECKS. SUPPORTING BACKGROUND CHECKS. YOU CAN’T FIND THEM SUPPORTING YOU CAN’T FIND THEM SUPPORTING ANYTHING. ANYTHING. YET THEY SUPPORT TOUGHER YET THEY SUPPORT TOUGHER BACKGROUND CHECKS. BACKGROUND CHECKS. JUST YESTERDAY WE SAW HOW JUST YESTERDAY WE SAW HOW CORPORATIONS ARE STEPPING INTO CORPORATIONS ARE STEPPING INTO THE VOID AS IT RELATES TO TAKING THE VOID AS IT RELATES TO TAKING TOUGHER STANCES ON GUNS IN A WAY TOUGHER STANCES ON GUNS IN A WAY THAT CONGRESS HAS NOT DONE. THAT CONGRESS HAS NOT DONE. MONDAY BOTH HOUSES COMING BACK MONDAY BOTH HOUSES COMING BACK TO CAPITOL HILL. TO CAPITOL HILL. WEDNESDAY, THE HOUSE JUDICIARY WEDNESDAY, THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE WILL WORK UP, WHICH

65 Comments

  • Tzvi Krasner

    He'll never give the Democrats any credit. He'll take the ideas and feed it to McConnell so he can claim it's the GOP's plan.

  • Jordan

    BUT WHAT ABOUT THE TWO GUN LESIGLATIONS THAT WERE PASSED BY THE DEMOCRAT HOUSE ALMOST 200 DAYS AGO!!! We already have two bills ready for you Trump and McConnell! Why are you ignoring them.

  • H1delta

    Manchin is a DINO. I wish he'd switch party and be done with it. He won't because he knows he'll lose as a republican candidate.

  • Yo-yos Tenbucks

    MSNBC corporate beast system mind control/ brainwashing operation gutting the nation with fabricated lies programming the population antitrump for full beast system Demonic tyranny

  • Diogenes69 Wesley

    Trump will do nothing on guns… unless doing nothing is doing something.

    When will you stop deluding yourselves that Trump will do anything to actually benefit America?

    Google 'traitor', then you will understand.

  • Daniel Mulhern

    I doubt Manchin pushed for much. Not exactly the most democratic senator we have, given his voting record. To put it mildly. Primary him.

  • P J

    Nada, nothing will arise out of this. The evil NRA has a stranglehold around SpankyPants tRumps fat neck & will continue to squeeze the crapola out of Spanky with its delay & delay tactics till the Democrats are back in power at which point something might arise.

  • Alex Bastianich

    Immediately following the meeting..

    The President of the United States of America, Trump, will report back to the NRA and do what he's told.

  • David J

    The GOP poses a threat to our environment, our public safety, our educational system, our infrastructure, and to our national security as a whole. And it's all because of greed.

  • ruth depew

    Moscow Mitch is firmly set on waiting for the president to say OK.. Trump firmly set on waiting to see what happens. Therefore, gun legislation will firmly sit there until January 2021.

  • Richie Tattersall

    That B$ regarding how our Constitution is set-up. Congress approves? the President vetos, Congress? SUPER MAJORITY throws the President's veto in the trash and it becomes a law. THAT'S how it works.

  • BackAndStillBgMsDangerus Dangerus

    Pretty amazing when corporate greed takes a backseat to doing what's right and moral. Too bad the GOP has no morals.

  • Richie Tattersall

    Stop with the Death Penalty B$. Numerous people charged and convicted were later found innocent after more evidence came out and an appeal was filed.

  • Everblue Freediving

    Trump is ignorant and incompetent. He can't lead, can't legislate, can't focus, can't tell the truth, can't think of anyone but himself… Moscow Mitch won't do anything but obstruct.

  • Ace1000ks1975

    It will never happen under Trump and the Republicans; however, we can all do something about it next year. Let's vote out all the Republicans, and let's vote out Trump.

  • Jay Gibson

    Militias are forming in the Bahamas to protect their remaining food and water.
    They are armed, of course.

    Carry your gun.
    Save some lives.

  • William Baker

    There should be no law or policy that countermands the constitution.
    Your death and that of your children is not sufficient reason to steal rights.

  • Daryl Leckt

    trump won't be re-elected without beginning a gun buy back of all weapons this year.
    public opinion has turned on even owning shot guns for hunting by the public.
    trump will suspend the 2nd amendment by executive order before DEC 2019.

  • Meme Mine

    I fight for more free speech not less with Orwellian hate speech laws

    I fight DemocRATS returning us to the old establishment we all said was corrupt.

    I spew love not hate calling us brothers & sisters instead of; racists & Nazis.

    I fight Gorewellianism's; SAVE THE PLANET!

    I believe people have rights not groups of people like animals.

  • jaxie taxi

    I support the death penalty for mass if it’s a public execution on TV ISIS style with beheading or burning alive with gas online

  • American Paisa

    Liberal Logic:
    Ban All Firearms / Trump is literally Hitler.

    They want to turn in their firearms to the man they call Hitler.🤦🏻‍♂️

  • Enigma2K99

    Lip service. He didn't do anything meaningful with the last mass shooting, what makes you think he'll do anything now?

    … OH, RIIIIIGHT. It's almost election time. You might get lucky this time.

  • England Calling

    Trump want's no new gun control legislation and what better way to achieve that, than to work with Democrats, propose legislation Democrats won't support and then blame them for the 'failure.'

  • R C

    Why did Manchin even bother? The states have to take the lead in changing their gun control laws if they ever want to see these mass shootings stop.

  • pr0xZen

    No. No no no no. FFS not accellerating death penalty for these people. The absolute vast majority of them intend to die, to "give their life" to their "cause". With the extremely dangerous cult following growing for these ideas, shootings and people – DO NOT HELP THEM BECOME MARTYRS!* Especially(!) not while their attention is fresh and large. If you have to resort to state-sanctioned murder, bury them under the prison until the last sliver of their memory is gone, mimimalizing their mention and exposure to both the attention of other inmates, staff and outsside communications. Then, go through with the execution.


    If anyone is caught in the act of mass murder, there's really no arguing innocense there. But we really need to thread extremely careful when it comes to any sort of accellerating processing of death row executions. Solid research have shown that approximately 4% of death row inmates are innocent of their convicted death sentence crime. The research also states this is very likely a very conservative number, as post-execution there is both significant govt. resistance and little motivation, to further investigate their cases. 144 people so far, have been exhonorated while still alive on death row. Dedicated researchers studying unrecorded criminal data and ststistics, suggest the total number (including those on death row now, and those formely executed) to be vastly higher.

    There's no coming back from an execution. The debate whether or not to have capital punishment at all, is one for a different topic. But as long as it's here, the hard data es pretty clear: The state is killing far too many innocent people by capital punishment as it is. We need to make abso-f*ckin'-lutely sure we got the right person in the right act, before commencing executions. As of today here in the US, circumstancial evidence and statements, weak or ambiguous evidence, character witnesses, expert witnesses that have little to no real expertise in the specific subject field – all these things play way too big roles in criminal convictions, for us to "hurry them into the ground". One innocent life taken away by sanctioned force, is one too many.

    If we cannot give life back to those whom have lost theirs – we should not be so eager to take life away.

  • bob brown

    none of the laws proposed would do anything to stop mass shootings.

    lets be real here, the only way to stop mass shootings is to ban and confiscate every gun except single shot rifles, pistols or shotguns. go ahead and propose that legislation and see how much support you get…

  • bob brown

    i find it so funny that the left praises big corporations for basically governing by their actions. you really want a corporate government? i thought the left was against the 1% and big corporations? whatever happened to the "koch brothers run the government" or the "Walmart has people working for slave wages" mentality? the left literally hates Walmart but now all of the sudden they love them? its hypocrisy at its finest…

  • truth dog

    The government could really care less about innocent lives being lost or else they would ban alcohol and tobacco and save a million innocent lives each year from being devastated by these deadly drugs

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