Trump Biden, Donald Trump And Joe Biden discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
Just nine weeks out win the eleventh hour continues. Now. This little over sixty days. We have a decision to make. Will we rid ourselves of this toxin? Or will we make a permanent part? We make it a permanent part of our nation's character. A warning for the country from former Vice President Joe Biden today and he came during Biden's first in person campaign event since the National Convention in his I. Sent a new morning console poll show trump beginning to cut into that lead that Biden as though. Biden, still ahead by six points nationally there fifty to forty, four percent in back with us again tonight David Plus former Obama campaign manager former senior adviser to President Obama. He is also on the board of directors for the Obama Foundation in his latest book is a citizens guide to beating Donald. Trump. David. Plus. Begin where your book title suggest you beat Donald Trump Joe Biden speech, the speech he delivered today. There was a lot of chatter in the last few days leading up to the speech that potentially Democrats vulnerability here when it came to this topic of public safety that potentially donald trump was starting to tap into that beginning to show that maybe he could tap into that Do you see a vulnerability there and if so did Biden address today successfully? Well Steve Good to be with you I think Donald Trump's incumbent. So to the extent talking about violence and unrest it's on his watch. We saw today. So tale of two speeches, Joe Biden speech today at the very important. My hope is we see him more days than not the rest of the campaign out like that. I think it's incredibly important. Donald trump the presidential podium basically Santa Signal a by defending the shooter in Kenosha his supporter a defendant. So you know one person is saying you know protests. Yes. Violence No. The other ones basically rooting for because he thinks it's the only route to reelection. So at the end of the day because trump's and incumbent because he owns this mess I think Joe Biden made a very important point today at Do you feel safer? It's Donald Trump's America right now. So I would be mindful of that. If you're the Biden campaign to watch those numbers very carefully below the Horse Race we use movement there either direction. But I think at the end of the day, this is different than a challenger making this kind of assertion and at the end I think Donald Trump right now, every day when he does something like he did it in the White House podium today I think makes Biden's case for him more than enough people. I think in this country Steve have decided they don't WanNa Rehire Trump Biden's gotta continue to seal the deal. One of the things they don't like is this kind of behavior that incense violence that is not answering I think the concerns that the American people not on that front we have some new. Donald Trump talking today in an interview let's take a listen to what he had to say. We had somebody get on a plane from a certain city this weekend and in the plane, it was almost completely loaded with with thugs wearing these dark uniforms, black uniform with gear and this and that they're they're a plant whereas. I'll tell you sometimes, but I it's under investigation right now but they came from a certain city and this person was coming to the Republican National Convention. And they were like seven people on the plane like this person, and then a lot of people were in the plane to do big damage they were coming planning Washington. This was all this is all happening. That's a new interview. The president gave their to Lauraingraham on Fox a little unclear exactly what he's saying but you get the gist I think of what he's trying to talk around there. The effectiveness of that message from the president, that type of message. what is clear Steve is he's not well. Okay if your neighbor started saying those things. You'd be deeply concerned. This is the president of the United States talking about people in black clothing in planes Joe Biden secret agents. It's crazy. Also I saw a clip in has an interview when he was talking about the shooting in Kenosha aw he basically said, well, the officer may be shouldn't have shot a in the back. It's like a golfer choking on a PUTT. So this is somebody who's not well, and you know he's a genius marketing at one stage in his. Life but right now, the visibility is not helping him and that's the boxes in interviews speeches, the tweets he can do a thousand of those a day and at the end of the day right now, it's not helping him because it's reinforcing but that interview you just showed. I. Mean it's basically we have a president of the United States who's dangerously unwell and I think what he's trying to do is embrace Cunanan I mean he's basically tried to incent violence out there. Any trying to really stir up this increasingly small basis is because again, I, think that's right now he's only strategy reelection is he wants America to burn and he wants to be able to blame Joe Biden that we mentioned there is the morning console poll that came out after the Republican convention. They haven't at six points I'm looking at the poll averages it's in that six to seven range right now we haven't gotten quite the the number of what you might call sort of brand name polls yet showing the fallout if there is any from these two conventions I imagine we're going to get them in the next few days sometime this week here. What do you expect to see? Do you expect that they'll be movement towards the president here? Do you expect it will get closer than six points? What are you looking for in the next round a numbers that come out? Well Steve. The national polls have always been irrelevant to me in a presidential race. So I'm going to be most interested in seeing high-quality battleground staples but lo let's talk about that. So they're states were the Biden poll average You know in Wisconsin or Michigan or Pennsylvania Michigan's a little larger navy he's up or nine, forty two. So let's say some of that forty nine, some of that forty, two could. Move around you as well as anybody in the country let's say that there's nine percent of the people who are undecided. How does that nine GonNa fall someone vote but trump's going to get more than Biden I. Mean I don't think Joe Biden ceiling his fifty five. So yes, I do think this race is going to tighten and so if you're a Democrat who's committed to defeating Joe Biden I think you. Should assume the race is GONNA take. You should sue makes could tighten a lot and one of two things are GonNa happen either you work really hard and you help register and turn out voters and persuade a swing voters and Joe Biden wins a razor close election bore the Biden lead, maintain some strengths and you're able to really win which would be sent a powerful message against trump but help Democrats but. Yes I really do think this is GonNa Titan in my suspicion is heading into that first debate on September twenty nine you know Biden lead in these battleground. So still have them in all six of the core battlegrounds we have to start really paying attention to Minnesota.