Listen: Donald Trump, President Trump, Trump University discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Seventeen as of tonight. There are seventeen investigations on the president of the United States with Robert Mueller and his team special prosecutors leading the way, and so if you're Donald Trump you've got to ask yourself, the dirty Harry question, you gotta ask yourself. The question that Clint Eastwood told the bad guys in dirty, Harry that they had to ask themselves. Do I feel lucky Donald Trump has to ask himself? Do I feel lucky because think about how lucky Donald Trump is going to have to be to survive seven teen investigations, Donald Trump has probably felt lucky most of his life. But he didn't feel lucky one is clinic city casinos are going bankrupt. And certainly didn't feel lucky when he was approaching a trial in the Trump university case, which he avoided by paying twenty five million dollars to the former Trump university students who accused him of fraud. So Donald Trump knows what it is to not feel lucky. Easy. But until now he did not know what it felt like to be the subject of seventeen investigations. And he's certainly tweeting like a man who doesn't feel lucky. He's tweeting like a panicked. President think about those words together a president of the United States who is Hannah king a panicked president Donald Trump's strategy to try to prove to the world that he is not panicking is to send the strangest presidential lawyer in history on TV to save profoundly strange things here is Rudy Giuliani. Trying to say trying to say that the president will not agree to an interview with the special prosecutor. But is that what he actually ends up saying? No way. No interview view a joke over my dead body. But you know, I could be dead. I could be dead. If you're rhetorical skills. Are so limited that you find yourself using the over my dead body construction to express your opposition to something. Or just how unlikely it is that something will happen. You are never supposed to end that with I could be dead. That's the Giuliani touch. That's Giuliani magic. It's his way of saying. I have no idea what I'm saying. It took one hundred seventy years for Alan Bennett's brilliant play. The madness of George the third to arrive in London after the reign of King, George the third ended. It took a hundred and seventy years for London to sit down and take a good hard. Look at the madness of King George future. Alan Bennett's writing about the Trump year will be delivering the madness of Donald Trump to a Broadway stage much more quickly. And surely there will be. Dramatist or many who find the gold in the madness of Rudy Guiliani Guiliani will continue to be interviewed on television. And he will continue to create more problems for the president by saying things like Donald Trump was pursuing a deal to build a Trump Tower in Moscow all the way through the end of the presidential election campaign that statement was even more incriminating of Donald Trump than Michael Cohen's. Previous statement that he and Donald Trump were pursuing a deal in Moscow up to June of the campaign you that was incriminating enough. President Trump has the most inadequate team of presidential defense. Lawyers in history, they are mostly inexperienced, and there's only a few of them just a small handful. And when they started they thought their job was did fending the president in one investigation. Now, there are seventeen investigations we're going to need a bigger boat. We're going to need a big. Eager boat for all the lawyers. Donald Trump really needs to defend him in these investigations. He needs a minimum of seventeen lawyers. That's just minimum. And when the congressional investigations start next year when the democratic Democrats take over the house representatives, Donald Trump is going to need a lot more lawyers a lot more House Republicans had their final day of fun with former FBI director James Comey today closed door hearing that clearly infuriated James Comey who spoke to reporters as soon as it was over. Impact? President all Michael Cohen a rat. Somebody's operating with an investigation questions. How his office was raided by the undermines the rule of law. This is the president of the United States calling a witness who has cooperated with his own Justice department. A rent say that again to yourself at home and remind yourself where we have ended up. This is not about Republicans and Democrats about what does it mean to be an American. What are the things that we care about above our policy disputes, which are important?."