Trump Ramps Up Campaign as Mueller Report Looms: A Closer Look

-The president
is already ramping up his re-election campaign
as the specter of Robert Mueller’s report
looms over him. For more on this,
it’s time for “A Closer Look.” [ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪ Trump’s campaign team
is signaling to reporters that they want to build
a massive re-election machine with tons of money
and resources. But as CNN reported this week, Trump’s campaign also keeps
insisting to reporters that Trump, himself,
is in charge. -We’re getting
a rare exclusive look inside the Trump 2020
re-election campaign that’s been humming since
his inauguration day. We’re hearing about the changes
that they’ve made to better use technology, and as CNN’s chief political
correspondent Dana Bash now reports, how even
the president’s campaign manager admits that Trump is
the communications director, the finance director,
campaign manager, and master of the Trump train. -I mean, maybe
he has all those jobs because no one else
wants those jobs. After the last —
[ Cheers and applause ] Remember,
after the last election, his campaign chairman,
deputy campaign chairman, national security adviser,
foreign policy adviser, informal outside advisers,
and personal lawyer all got indicted
or went to jail. It’s really hard to make
“Ocean’s Twelve” when Ocean’s Eleven
is facing 15 to 20. [ Laughter ] If you get to job working for
Trump’s re-election campaign, they hand you an HR manual
and a jump suit. I’m just kidding,
they don’t have HR manuals. [ Laughter ] Also can we hear the list of
jobs Trump supposedly has again? -Trump is the communications
director, the finance director, campaign manager,
and master of the Trump train. -Master of the Trump train
sounds like a fun one they made up to keep his
attention in a meeting. “All right, Kellyanne,
you talk to reporters, Stephen, you’re from charge
of immigration policy, and, Donald, you get to be the
conductor of the Trump train. Here’s your official hat!” Now, no one should assume that Trump is going to be
easy to beat. But as his re-Election campaign
ramps up, he’s preparing for
the political fallout from special counsel
Robert Mueller’s looming report which could come out
any week now. Yesterday, Trump was asked
if he would be in favor of making Mueller’s
report public, and he insisted
that he would be, although if you listen to
Trump’s rambling answers, it’s hard to believe
that he genuinely wants the report to come out. -I just won an election with 63 million votes or so —
63 million. I got 306 electoral votes
against 223. That’s a tremendous victory. And now somebody
just writes a report? I think it’s ridiculous. I know that he’s conflicted, and I know that his best friend
is Comey, who’s a bad cop. I know that he put
13 highly conflicted and, you know, very angry —
I call them angry Democrats in. There’s no collusion.
There was no collusion. There was no obstruction.
There was no nothing. With all of that being said, I look forward to seeing
the report. [ Laughter ] -“With all that being said,”
doesn’t really work when you just said all that. It’s like if a cop
pulled you over and asked if you’d been drinking,
you said, “Well, officer, I had three
beers, three shots of whiskeys, a screwdriver, a margarita,
two mai tais, a Martini, a bottle of wine, six jello
shots, and a line of coke. With all that being said,
I think I’m good to drive. [ Laughter ] But it’s important to remember
that Mueller’s report is not the be-all-end-all, and Russian collusion
is not the only crime Trump is being investigated for. In fact, there are multiple
law enforcement agencies investigating virtually
every aspect of Trump’s life from his personal finances
to his business. And this week, we got
some blockbuster reporting suggesting that Trump
may have lied to a bank about his net worth
to get a loan. -“The New York Times”
is reporting that years ago, Deutsche Bank loaned
over $2 billion to President Trump,
even though they allegedly knew that he was lying about
his net worth. -The story says, “Mr. Trump
told Deutsche Bank his net worth was about
$3 billion. But when the bank employees
reviewed his finances, they concluded he was worth
about $788 million. -He inflated his net worth
by more than $2 billion. It’s like when you see a guy
on tinder who says he speaks six languages, and then he takes you
to Starbucks and goes, “Can I have a Farpakieno?” [ Laughter ] You want a farpakieno?
Make it deuce-o.” But the craziest
part of this story is that despite
all the red flags, Deutsche Bank gave Trump
billions of dollars anyway. Time after time,
the bank handed over money, a total well over $2 billion to a man who nearly all other
banks had deemed untouchable. Aside from his history
of defaults, he was an attractive borrower. That’s an insane sentence —
A history of defaults is what makes you
an unattractive borrower. It’s like an episode
of “dateline” that starts “he was an attractive husband, aside from his history
of murder.” [ Ominous music plays ] [ Laughter ] The story is such
a perfect microcosm of how the game is rigged
for people like Donald Trump. The guy allegedly lied
about his net worth and defaulted on loans, yet a major bank was happy
to give him $2 billion. Compare that to
the 2008 financial crisis, when conservatives were furious
at the idea that President Obama
was going to help out struggling homeowners who
couldn’t pay their mortgages. Conservatives said at the time
that if you took out a mortgage you couldn’t afford,
it was your fault. You might even remember
this famous rant on CNBC by a guy named Rick Santelli. This is the rant that is
credited by many people with starting the Tea Party
movement. -The government is promoting
bad behavior. How about this, President
and new administration — Why don’t you put up a website to have people vote
on the Internet as a referendum to see if we really want to
subsidize the losers’ mortgages. This is America! How many of you people
want to pay for your neighbors’ mortgage
that has an extra bathroom and can’t pay their bills?
Raise their hand. How about we all —
[ Audience booing ] Agh! President Obama,
are you listening? -To answer your question,
No, he wasn’t, because we used to
have a president who didn’t spend all day
watching cable TV. [ Cheers and applause ] Now if you go on TV and say, “President Trump,
are you listening?” He would call in
five minutes later. [ As Trump ]
Heard you loud and clear. And yet, despite the culture
of criminality and corruption surrounding the president, Republicans are already
falling in line with his re-election bid, even ones to expressed
reservations about him. Take, for example,
Texas Congressman Will Hurd, who has criticized Trump’s
demand for a border wall. Hurd has cast himself
as a champion of bipartisan compromise. In fact, in 2017,
he famously went on a 36-hour road trip
with Democrat Beto O’Rourke. They even live streamed
parts of it on Facebook. -After 36 hours and 1,600 miles from San Antonio
to Washington in a Chevy Impala, Democrat Beto O’Rourke
and Republican Will Hurd have become a little closer. -♪ We’re the best of friends ♪ on the road, they found a mutual
appreciation for country music, fast food — -Whataburger unites us all. -And topics that you’ll never
find in any buddy movie. -We need to be bringing more
people on the healthcare rolls, not fewer. -Building a wall from
sea to shining sea is the most expensive
and least effective way to do border security. -Wow, that is the most
policy heavy road trip since that documentary
about legalizing weed starring Cheech & Chong. [ Laughter ] The road trip went viral, and Beto even declined to help
Hurd’s Democratic opponent in 2018 as a sign
of their friendship, so naturally, when Hurd
was asked earlier this month if he would vote for his friend,
Beto, over the president, he was repeatedly criticized. Hurd said he would definitely
vote for Donald Trump. -Who would you vote for between
Beto O’Rourke and Donald Trump? -My plan is to vote for
the Republican nominee. -Man, you know it’s bad
when you can’t even say the name of the guy you’re voting for. Republicans are gonna have to
print out lawn signs that say “Republican nominee,
whoever that is, 2020.” [ Laughter ] Also, you’re going to toss Beto after all you’ve been through? Because if you went on
a road trip and ate Whataburger, I can only imagine fart cloud
you two shared. [ Laughter ] Right-wing pundits who
distanced themselves from Trump are falling in line, too, like former Fox News host,
Glenn Beck. Beck spent most of his years as one of the most unhinged
voices on Fox, warning that nefarious forces
were destroying the country, and trying to prove
that Obama was a dictator by circling random letters
on a chalkboard like he was playing a dickhead
version of the Jumble. -Obama, the left,
internationalists, graft,
ACORN-style organizations, revolution,
and hidden agenda. O…L…I… G…A…R…H. [ Laughter ] One letter is missing. And then tie them all together
into one word. Oligarch. The one that’s missing… is “Y.”
-No. No. That’s not — That’s not
the letter you’re missing. You spelled oligarchy without
a “C.” That’s oligarhy. You’re closer to spelling
Olive Garden. [ Laughter ] Now, now… [ Applause ] In 2016, Beck seemed to have
a change of heart. HE apologized for extremist
rhetoric, said he would not vote
for Trump, and even told
“The New York Times,” “I think he could be one
of the most dangerous presidents to ever come into
the oval office.” At the time, many suspected this was all just an act
to rebrand himself, and when he went on Fox News
this week to talk about 2020, he finally dropped the act. -I will tell you this —
if the Republicans don’t win in this next election, I think we are officially at the end of the country
as we know it. -Oh, my God. Hold on, you guys. He’s on Fox News… [ Laughter ] …talking about the end
of the United States… which can mean only one thing —
“F.U.” [ Laughter ] And I’m sorry, but we’re not — [ Cheers and applause ] We’re not taking
political advice — Nobody wants to take
political advice from divorced Santa Claus
over here. And we can tell he’s pandering
to Trump because he’s started to
dress like The Colonel. [ Laughter ] Republicans are falling in line
with Trump’s re-election bid despite the culture
of corruption and criminality around him. So many of his closest
associates have been indicted, and every aspect of his personal
life is being investigated. At this point,
in order not to find a crime, you’d have to be a —
-Bad cop. -This has been “A Closer Look.” [ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪

100 thoughts on “Trump Ramps Up Campaign as Mueller Report Looms: A Closer Look

  1. "I won the electoral college, and Mueller is buds with Comey [citation needed], and Comey is a bad cop [citation needed], and the investigation was full of angry dems [citation(s) needed], and investigators can't possibly have personal opinions and do their jobs properly [citation needed]. Plus, it's all a witch hunt, and I definitely didn't do anything wrong, and the report is definitely lying, but I totally want everybody to see it. Don't believe any of it, though. Cuz it's all a witch hunt. But I want everyone to see it. Just…remember that it isn't true. And it's a witch hunt. But I have absolutely no problem with everyone seeing it. No problem at all…

  2. Hard working American People love and respect our Awesome President TRUMP!!!! We do not believe in fake news 🙂 🙂 🙂 Deal with it, he is our President!!!

  3. Next up Mueller investigating Obama's real birth certificate……Dems will go with it because it will take several hundred million US tax dollars to try & find something that dont exist…..LOL Russian Collusion…..morons…..LOL

  4. Trump lost the election by over 3-million votes.
    Just like his Father gave him a dump-truck full of money and that proves Trump brilliant business man?

  5. the late night host should feel ashamed also should apologize for pushing fake news and being bias Rott in HELL …. nw you are still pushing false BS

  6. "Looming Report"…..ohhhhhhhh The Mueller Report PROVES how bad this CLOWN is to the PRESIDENT !.
    As far as the "Loan" they were called "Liars Loans" back in the day… EVERYONE did them. Nothing new, just like the Mueller report.






  12. He thinks he is gonna get reelected may as well bend over and kiss his ass goodbye and pay for his own Marolago vacations with his Monopoly money and keep telling us it's all lies please make Trump take his sorry ass away forever a fucking rat could do better

  13. Pathetic liberal slow. Literally proves how pathetically biased they really are. Enjoy a glass of liberal tears 2020.

  14. Barr report is lies. Stop acting like we know what is in the Mueller report. It's an obvious cover up by Republicans.

  15. Trompas de falopio privilegiado presidente que me da mucho gusto que estés al frente y te mandó un mensajito no sé si te llegue pero sí quiero que todo lo que estén en México representando empresas tengan empresas quiero que vengan a pagar sus impuestos y legalizar sus papeles de estatus dentro de México no sé qué tratos tengan ustedes pero debo de tener todos los presidentes en custodia para Lomas verificar y luego les voy a soltar las jaulita si van a volar no se van a quedar de por vida cual él y yo los dueños de las Torres gemelas pasan a segundos términos de economía por la razón de los tú sabes según las que tienes ahí en dentro del sistema penitenciario del sistema de cárcel en las dos torrecitas gemelas o que por esa manera más educada y más presentable que no quiero lastimar tus témpanos de orejas de burro no es broma pero se requiere de economía porque traigo la cadena del Salvador Guatemala Honduras voy a cuidar vigilar allá voy a sacar los reos voy a modificar las cárceles entonces voy a usar tu cárcel de Alcatraz con vamos a llegar a ese acuerdo en el yoyo porque ese es fue una causa de también de economía que hay que cuidar y resguardar la escuela y las entidades de México a sus vecinos a Estados Unidos para que lleven todo en calma y en paz voy a hacer tratar de hacer localidad para ellos cuál en adelante si tú requieres de 200 a 300 personas y tú no me dices y se llevaron una administración cuál persona se le va a atender a lo mejor de la vida porque va a ser todo estructuras nuevas a igual campañas van a ser tipo militar es igual casi las campañas nomás para que ellos tengan su trabajos porque les va a dar el trabajo acá también si quieres aportar para eso bienvenido y con mucha sonrisa en la jeta y la razón está de que pues no hay coordinadas cuál traigo en 400 millones de reos tú me apoyas con otros 800000000 de reos estoy contándote con la mitad porque tú tienes el papeleo de todos por eso quiero verificar todos en él modo más atento de abrir las puertas de Alcatraz porque el chapito tiene que ver con los presidentes quiero sacar eso adelante y quiero cerrar el centenario legal no quiero problemas voy cuidando los niños las mujeres y especial los niños de gobierno por eso a ti te interesa porque yo sé que tienes corazón aunque no es tuyo porque supuestamente se la patria por eso te estoy comentando esto y otra y no tengo porque comentárselo a nadie más así es que quiero que tú les desorden que tú vas a recibir los estatutos de las empresas que están en México y tú vas a administrar el dinero efectivo y si no van a cambiar el personajes porque los terrenos se van a ser verificados a dueños originarios 50 kilómetros alrededor de mar ya no hay baño ahí Federal todo el tiempo fue pero se usaron los arquitectos por herencia mi abuelo anduvo en esos arquitectos de estructuras de hospitales hoteles cuello tengo derecho por salvaguardar la nación y gracias por entrenamiento de los muchachos cuál encargos hay diferentes rangos hay a los babys telégrafo origina vas a poder las anclas o quieres que lo administre conoce tu responsabilidades pero hay una segunda persona en Nueva York me parece que debe de estar ahí porque no creo que les esté manejando Nueva York sólo porque ahí están las 3 cabezas pues yo tengo dos otras tres cabezas acá en las islas Marías si no me han fallado estos inocentes entonces si meto todos porque el grupo amigo me falla yo conozco las leyes y dentro de afuera y de adentro para afuera pero a las escuelas son importante y los niños de gobierno acá también quiero niños de gobierno porque si van a ser los futuros presidentes no los voy a enseñar a escuelas de kínder de enseñar escuelas de presidentes y gracias y muchas disculpas yo no soy nadie más bien intermedio de yo soy un pedo en el aire

  16. Ya para un sexting yo soy 60 soy 70 cuál es el reloj y 10 más por los 10 te voy a cobrar por el diezmo de las iglesias que nunca han pagado y eso está en las primeras leyes del gobierno y estructuras tu en México no me vas a dar yo te voy a apoyar y te las voy a poner a como yo las voy a poner si quieres vamos a trabajar perfecto y si no te pido la cárcel de San Diego y también Ebay ocupó esas si no quieres entonces un paso pa delante para el frente por qué se debe de arreglar este problema porque ocupó dónde meterlos de el Salvador Guatemala y Honduras son los principales los dentistas ya se van para allá quiero un transcurso de 6 años para el siguiente año para el siguiente sexenio ya tengan sus prisiones acá pero con trabajo yo no los voy a meter como perros yo voy a meter trabajo porque es una injusticia lo que han hecho yo gracias a Dios nunca ha sido tan malo tan bueno tampoco ni tan p**** ni tan listo ni tan tan ni ton ton pero si las estructuras quiero que lleven un margen jurídico porque no hay aquí otro que mande que no sea lo representantes de la bandera es la niña del Charro político el heredero de colosio y el niño en gabinete son tres uno en cada color uno va respaldado por uno de la marina otoba respaldado por un federal y el otro va respaldado por un militar porque vamos a enseñar los niños a que vean cómo se hace las leyes y automáticamente si alguien quiere tomar la firma decisión propia y por seguimos qué tienen de por vida cadena perpetua si quieren tomar la decisión propia de firmar un papel que diga yo fulano de tal pasó a ser utilizado médicamente dormido una etiqueta que se dice una etiqueta pri función acta de nacimiento son las que ocupó acta de matrimonio son las que ocupó porque va a haber matrimonio si va haber gente que trabaje o por familia la economía tú te la votaste mira tú te botaste dos hiciste 8 años en una candidatura mira fíjate México está por seis años pero mira porque el centenario aquí está por eso son los 6 años centenario está representando pero tú y también las leyes nuevas $1 son 1000 kilos 1000 metros cúbicos 1000 metros cuadrados es una manzana ese es mío original papel en el 85 – sabotearte en el 2000 pasó lo que tuviste que entró el 911 no se donde me pagaste los dos ceros me diste un número nomás una clave cual yo tengo orden jurídica de Nueva York a pennsylvania housing for example San Pedro Federal no te voy a decir que estoy feo o estás guapo o estamos horrible feo fornido y formal Federal Tomás capta señal este es tu número 911 también mío okay tu yerno tiene mi águila representa gobierno también es mía así es que como ves arreglamos esto a cómo se debe de arreglar unas personas tan dedicadas a su profesión que vamos a pasar gobernador si no lo conoces se llama administración económica en general de empresas extranjeras a internas más o menos con los de su edad yo también lo han semen así es que quiero tomar una decisión que también tú la tomas pero el dólar queda a cómo debe de quedar a10 ya si quieres 20 pero va hacer 40 acá 60 porque es lo que traigo yo 60 y no me llegas yo todavía sigo representando por que quiero llenar de ganado no robado ganado agricultora igual te voy a apoyar como que si deveras nos quisiéramos que por toda la vida como que si hubiéramos crecido juntos pero no en el mismo corral porque yo soy un niño de la calle y lo que tú tienes estudio yo tengo de clase y éste y me gustaría más que trataras más mejor con los tres niveles de gobierno que son los responsables ahorita por los tres niños que estamos estudiando estamos en escuela también por eso te digo que hay que apoyar a los niños yo ya estoy un poquito peludo yo ya no pasó por mí dos tiempos pero cuánto tiempo se lo levantó bueno por el motor de aceite que voy a tomar en cuenta ladina así es que quiero que verifiques todos los estatus de tu gobierno que tienes acá porque es tu responsabilidad no es mi responsabilidad yo lo quiero gente fuera del orden de ley por favor te lo pasó a manera más amable y más atenta y no quiero mover nada pero lo que sí quiero es lo que sí quiero es llevar papeleo principal no quiero fallas porque nunca ha habido papeleo aquí por eso estoy haciendo las estructuras A cómo van a ir en orden van a ir a lo largo 2000 metros de dos pabellones de celda de 6 y celda de 4 3 oficinas para los presidentes Vicente Fox Peña Nieto y Felipe son los que nos van a dar el orden de estos jurídicos y los van a entender los papeles de ustedes porque ahí van a arreglar ustedes sus sus firmas y dónde está en efectivo y cómo llegó y pasó y tú sabes psicología que a mí no me da mucho me da náuseas pero tengo que estudiar y no porque no sepa la ley sino porque tiene que afirmarse y tú tecnología a mí acá me va a servir un poco menos porque yo quiero los papeles en blanco y negro en caso de que un día algo falla de tu 911 me vas a a mí a dejar con todos los presos y eso se me hace imposible porque el mundo no se va acabar el mundo sí tus 8 años yo los pasó a 6 por eso es de que te llegaste ami nivel 1000 metros cuadrados 1000 metros cúbicos $1000 1000 kilos

  17. Mira lo que estoy protegiendo yo no te estoy protegiendo tus negras nalgas o tus blancas nalgas no importan tus nalgas yo estoy protegiendo los escolares los trabajos en México Salvador Guatemala y Honduras yo voy a sellar allá porque ya no quiero más narcotráfico que entre sin inspección van a seguir moviendo sus caderas pero bajo un sello y tú tienes capacidad enfermería en general los que se van a a recibir esos medicamentos no sé pero yo lo voy a dejar en los reos porque yo no voy a matar más gente en las calles de algún modo otro voy a salir adelante y vamos a salir adelante pero con c******** conmigo tengo

  18. pues yo estoy todavía con los 60 con los tres presidentes que están arriba de Nueva York yo no estoy con los niños chamacos cagados apestosos guácala

  19. cuidado que lo mejor vamos a combinar con tres patas y no las en coapa dos caminando y una en el puro donde te dije yo no me río de nadie pero la iglesia es de veras das por eso le estoy cobrando el diezmo ese también está en las leyes de Dios y la ley de la tierra debo reconocer también

  20. "duh if theres no collusion duh then the Russians faked the report and its full of duh collusion duh tiny hands duh weed cures cancer duh recount the votes duh ddld dd dld d dld d duh legalize weed duh"

  21. HAHAHHAHAHA you fools … This is why there was Trump in 2016 & Why there will be Trump in 2020 .. God Bless You

  22. 叔叔,到底卫星是替聖教皇教宗众見—見天門,还是军用,,,??,还是财團,,,??。

  23. Where in the world is Seth Meyers?!? Don't leave us now, Seth, we need you now more than ever! Love from New Zealand

  24. America's clueless, compliant, complicit media incl. talk show hosts – as (knowingly) wrong with their McCarthy 2.0 bull as they were with Iraq's obviously non-existent WMD.
    Will the media's obscenely overpaid talking heads/muppets have the cojones and credibility to admit publicly that they're just a heap of cowards and self-serving, geopolitically clueless/cowardly numbskulls ?
    Pigs might fly.
    Paul G

  25. Just like Obama did his best …. He has so many skeletons in his closet. He gets a free pass. Our economy was in shambles when he left

  26. Am i missing the segments on what happened with the Looming?? the Looming Mueller report? or was the the PTSD from election night so severe you couldn't do your job? would appreciate a link if there is one. Hope you can get over the TDS someday.

  27. Oh what a difference a week makes in the world of facts. Obviously no difference in the world of liberal facts.

  28. "There was no nothing"…so there WAS something the…
    Either there's nothing…but no nothing means there was something as there was NO nothing….genius…lmfao


  30. Trump is a failed business man and a serve me first and the hell with the rest of you president , He can't read the United States of America Constitution but he complained about it!

  31. Seth gets millions for reading teleprompters. Anyone can do it. He makes millions and plays his socialistic crowd like a cheap guitar. Awful joyless man who feeds off each other. His personal relationships are awful and notorious.

  32. Reelection? Who, outside of an insane asylum, thinks that is possible?

    Instead they should all be working on setting up fallbacks in countries without extradition treaties…

  33. Why there is a chopper blaring behind DT everytime he is giving feeds or answering journos??? :))) Guess it makes him feel powerful :)!!! Sooooo much winnings!!!!

  34. Congress sending letters of inquiry !! Google declined to comment ! Well that's a ducking surprise ! Keep ducking responsibility of course it's Logan Paul's world ! Duh ! Logan bra I'd go pick out a jumpsuit ! Like I done told you years ago ! Remember ? Jake Paul drywall remember dat ? Every dog has its day ! Tried to help you guys ! Don't listen ! Obviously ! That's on you dog not me I did my job and what I could to make you smarter up ! It's just greed ! That's it ! Take money out of the equation ! You would have listened and walked away ! Instead look at what's about to happen to your lives !! Wow I'm extremely glad I'm not y'all so I'm your circle ! That mutha FUCKA is getting ripped apart ! Families girlfriends cars taxes houses businesses – was it worth it?

  35. "My plan is to vote for the Republican nominee."
    Does anyone on the right see the problem with that? Anyone? Anyone at all?

    Substitute "Democrat" and you should arrive at the same conclusion. It's wrong. We should never have people voting that way. That's how countries crash horribly. You're supposed to vote according to your conscience, not your party affiliation. Those founding fathers you love to quote, and virtually everyone since then, agrees that partisanship is the end of a republic, a democracy, and virtually every other form of government but a totalitarian dictatorship that only allows the ruling party.

    Do you see the problem yet? Anyone? Anyone at all?

  36. Are the American people totally unaware, that the word Trump (verb), is is an English term to describe the passing of wind from the anus? Trump, as a verb, is considered less offensive than the colloquial term for the same said passing of wind from the anus… Fart! So Trump and Fart, in English, have the same meaning, a passing of wind from the anus! Rather unfortunate for Donald I would have thought!

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