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russia insists it had nothing to do with the attack, of course. in a statement, the russian defense ministry said all statements made by the kyiv regime about the rocket attack allegedly carried out by russia on april 8th at the railway station are provocation and do not correspond with reality. the defense ministry said the kind of missile l is used only by ukrainians and that russia was not conducting any operations in the area. >> the lies are just -- it's just really nonstop. they lie about everything. they lied about the invasion, about attacking civilians, about deaths. they lie every day. they're liar who is lie every single day of their life. and that's actually -- >> that's putin's life. >> that's putin's life. that's what russians have been doing, russian leaders have been doing for some time. i'm glad for them.
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you know, maybe they think that the russians are stupid enough to believe it. i really don't think they do. we talked to julia ioffe and she said i keep hearing 75%, 80%. it's hard to take polls in a totalitarian country where everybody they're calling is afraid to tell the truth because big brother is listening. the phones are tapped. you'll have people -- you know, so, again, these people are liars. the truth is what's catching up to them. the truth of the 10,000 dead that the ukrainians say have been left behind, those mothers in russia will know the truth soon, that vladimir putin started a war and he's lying through his teeth every day about how bad di that war is going for russia. >> this is as plain and pure as evil gets. you have family, children, trying to escape the violence brought on by russia in the eastern part of ukraine trying
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to board trains to get away from the violence and being attacked for doing so at train stations. russia is also blocking humanitarian to convoys into mariupol. we haven't seen the worst of mariupol because people can't get in there, blocking food, medicine, bombing hospital after hospital. this is evil. >> by the way, i'm sick and tired of people that are trying to claim a moral equivalency between the united states and russia. the you really think that our government is that bad, just leave. just get the hell out of our country. because we don't deliberately target hospitals. we don't deliberately target people that are trying to evacuate an area. do we make some mistakes? yes. our military makes mistakes. have we made some terrible mistakes in the past? yes. and we read about it on the front pages of our newspapers. but this is a deliberate one attempt after another to terrorize citizens, to bomb
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hospitals. you know what, i see clint watts at the big board. we have more to read here. clint, i want to go to you on this because you know about disinformation, you know about liars, you study it every single day. before we get to the map, i'm just curious as a patriot who served this country, what's your thought when you hear people saying you know what, there's no difference between putin and united states troops because we do it too? does that make your blood boil? >> it does, joe. if anything we've learned from the russian invasion is how differently the u.s. conducts warfare. have we made mistakes? absolutely. but there's no equivalency in terms of any measure. when we have things go wrong, we have court mashials and trials and we have accountability in terms of these mechanisms. so i think if there's anything we've learned over the first six weeks, one, we're going to try and do the right thing at all
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times. two, when something goes wrong, we try and make sure we don't do it again. that's the opposite of what you see in bucha and around kyiv. we're foxed on bucha. wait till mariupol, when we learn about what's going on in the south. there are probably a half dozen different buchas in and around the entire eastern area. >> we have a free press, i might add. images from the city of bucha have become evidence of atrocities committed by russian forces. but president zelenskyy says about 15 miles away the situation is worse. emergency workers have started digging through what's left. one resident told reuters that his mother, his brother, and his in-laws are all trapped in the rubble. ukraine's prosecutor general says the bodies of at least 650 civilians have been found in towns around kyiv including,
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willie, at least 40 children. >> and there's going to be more of this as clint says. obviously, these atrocities are the product of russian military failure. on their retreat east, they're carrying out these horrific scenes we've been witnessing. what does the map look like today in terms of where russian troops are and where they're not? >> willie, i'll start in the north where essentially the russians have left. this is irpin. bucha is right in this area. you're seeing the ukrainian military at several different places. these were the three russian axes, here, chernihiv, and brovary, all three retaken by the ukrainian military. in each of these you'll find absolutely awful things that have happened but it also begs the question, what was the long-term russian strategy? they thought they would be welcomed with open arms. they were not. the second thing that is mysterious is what was their long-run plan to go and kill and murder people in all these towns
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and try and take them over and control them over time? it speaks to how little they understood the situation and what their long-run plans are. separately, what you're seeing here is in the east. the big picture is that the russians are trying to take this combat power they freed up here in the north, move it out and into russia, some of the airborne forces the russians already in here. lots of desertions and reports of soldiers saying they're not ready to fight. i'm not convinced these armored forces, which were terrible in the advance to kyiv, are going to be that useful here in the east. the battle here is for donbas. they want to cut off yooken military in these pocket so they can seize this area. this could be something putin could aim for. he was losing everywhere. he's trying to win somewhere,
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trying to win here. let's zoom in here. this is where the battle is now. they're trying to bring forces down here and forces here. the awful train devastation is in and around here. again, what is the russian strategy? it would be better for them, it would seem to let humanitarian evacuation corridors occur because you would have less potential fighters over time. yet they are going in and bombing. total siege, war, and destruction. it doesn't make sense militarily or strategically over time because these are places you would think they were talking about governing. instead they're making enemies. big picture, when we pull back out in terms of everything that's going to happen here in the east, almost all of these battles will be focussed in the east, but then it's the question about what can the ukrainian military do? russian military is built for offensive armored advance. the ukrainian military at this point dug in cities they're from
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with technology that is perfect for the defense, eight-person teams with anti-tank and anti-missile. but to do this, they need offensive weapons, and that's the thing today, weapons. so this is the t-72. this is the form of a bmp. the czech republic has already started providing these to the ukrainian military. the ukrainian military is familiar with it. there are questions about what the germans or other nato countries would turn in. there's logistics. these things run on a lot of gas and need a lot of repairs. if ukraine is going on the offense, they ever to beef up their offensive capabilities. it's different fight here on out for the ukrainian military. >> a kremlin spokesman said russia's aims are being achieved on the battlefield and peace negotiations and that the special operation, his words, could be completed within the foreseeable future. that's dmitry peskov speaking.
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he admitted russia has sustained significant losses. retired four-star kevin geniets barry mccaffrey. obviously, that's russian propaganda from the spokesperson, trying to make the people back home feel better about what's happening in ukraine. but your analysis, general, of what we're seeing, this atrocity today at the train station, families, many children trying to escape the east and they were bombed for trying to do that. also what we've seen in bucha this week, the continued blocking of humanitarian corridors. it all adds up to what for you? >> well, let me focus on a major point clint just made, that of russian military discipline and morale. it is astonishing to me to see the unraveling of their leadership from a theater perspective, their generals, how they handle a quarter of a million troops. they got balled up, didn't have the logistics in command and control, down to the murderous
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indiscipline at the battalion level. murder with impunity, leaving dead civilians in the street, rape, abuse of civilians. it's simply astonishing. these are the people they were supposedly going to reintegrate into mother russia. they've been abandoning operational tanks and bmps. they've left their own dead behind callously. this is an indication of their leadership structure. so they're pulling a third of their military out of ukraine now and trying to restructure them to come back in from the east and the south as clint knows. i think they'll have a real problem rehabilitating these units. they're fundamentally partially a broken military installation. >> general, i believe you said on our show early on that the best day of the war, best fighting is the first day of the war. then obviously things change
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very quickly. i keep hearing people saying, well, you know, the russians have so many more troops and they have -- it's the mass of the troops that are going to make a big difference when they reposition. it seems to me, though, very simple concept. it seems like that's throwing good money after bad. we've already seen what they're capable of. let's say what they're incapable of. how in the hell would things change if they get these troops who were so miserably ill equipped and ill trained with horrible leaders north of kyiv, how are they going to make a big difference down in the southeast? >> well, hopefully, they won't. i mean, they're calling up 130,000 some-odd conscripts right now. they may well send them into battle completely untrained. they're accelerating graduation of officers out of their training courses. i don't think this russian military will be effective in the coming year.
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however, they're an artillery army, rocket, aircraft bombs, ballistic and cruise missiles. that looked like a cruise missile that hit the train station. we've seen them before dealing with grozny and aleppo and others pound the city into dust and kill as a target the civilian population. so we should expect at a minimum that's what they're going to try. but their challenge, again, as clint pointed out, was the ukrainians have been brilliant in the defense of built-up areas with individual smart munitions. they've prevented low-level air attack with the stinger missile. now they've got to form a mass of maneuver, including armor, artillery, smoke, aggressive action and not in eight-man detachments, but they'll have to start using divisional-sized counterattacks. they're requiring significant
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enhanced and quality taltively different support from nato to pull this off and it's got to be rapid. >> general, clint also brought up humanitarian zones. i say this very carefully, but i wonder if clint could point out where they could be, but then also talk about the reality of this. is there any way that there could be some sort of humanitarian zone but still not have nato and the west drawn in? >> no. it seemed to me that both the diplomatic dialogue going on in turkey or elsewhere as well as humanitarian dialogue, the red cross trying to get into mariupol, the russians will interpret any of this as just another tool to forestall ukrainian military action. this will be decided on the battlefield. nobody gives away what they won through military power. in the russians' case, we're
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watching basically an evil, malignant military institution deliberately targeting the civilians not just with a lethal violence but starvation, horrific crimes of rape and abuse of civilians. this is a policy not an accident. >> i want to finish, general, by asking the question i asked clint. what do you think when you have people trying to preach moral equivalency between the united states and vladimir putin? again, commentators not only in the west but in america that suggest, oh, the difference between putin and what the u.s. did in iraq and afghanistan, it's really no different at all. >> to be honest, it's not even worth answering. the basis of the u.s. military, typically army and marine ground come pat, the lieutenants have
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values. they're taught that. they're held accountable. of course there are in the passion of battle -- it's also quite clear that any military institution has criminals and sociopaths embedded in their organizations. the u.s. military is held accountable for their actions on the battlefield. we've had 20 years at war now with strict accountability in large part. civilians are always caught up in mayhem. it's the worst part of warfare. but in the russian case, we're seeing that it's a strategic objective of the war, terrorize and drive out refugees, civilian populations, and force political and capitulation. that's what they're trying to achieve. i don't think it's going to work. the ukrainians are magnificently led both political and military people. now they need the tools of
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modern warfare to include in the south going after the russian navy. they're out there with 21 amphibious and ships, the ukrainians need the tools to go after that naval force. >> retired four-star general barry mccaffrey, thanks for being here. as always, thank you for your service, your proud service to our country. clint, i'm just curious, finally, are we seeing any evidence so far of those ukrainian troops that were holding down a fierce resistance north of kyiv, any evidence of those troops starting to move to the southeast? >> i don't think we've seen it yet. i mean, for the most part here in the east, this is small pockets of ukrainian military that have been in an intense fight for six weeks or more. they're doing an amazing job holding off on many fronts. i think the worry is you will see them, if the russians can essentially move here to
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slovyansk, if they can link up the separatist forces, you would have pockets here of the ukrainian military that would be cut off. that's the big question, can they take this force? the ukrainian military is advancing back, taking all this turf, but the question is this can they get here, move forces here as fast as the russians can take these armored unit, come to this area here, belgorod, the location of those two hepts that are hit that oil facility last week, can they come in as fasts? when you look at this from a warfare perspective, you always want interior lines of communication or resupply. that's what the ukrainian military has. russia, this is a large area. imagine going from michigan to new york. this is a long series of logistical movements. the other spot, an area down here, that's the southern military district. so the russians are always pushing in force this direction
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and from this direction. the question is can they keep doing that and redeploy the troops that general mccaffrey is talking about. they're stealing televisions, taking food from towns. they are in tent cities. i don't know how the morale stays up. they've been in thick combat for six weeks. why they would want to come in and be in a meat grind we are officers they've never met, not trained, it will be a very long battle for the next weeks or months. >> by the way, in combat for six weeks that went horribly. before that, mika, sitting, freezing on the border for months waiting to go in. >> yeah. retired army infantry officer clint watts, thank you very much. >> and to general barry mccaffrey's point about attacking civilians as a strategy, president zelenskyy has a new statement about the russian attack on the train station. he says, "lacking the strength and courage to fight us on the battlefield, the russians are cynically destroying the civilian pom lags.
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this is an evil that has no limits, and if it is not punished it will never stop." >> it's true. >> he understands this is a strategy for the russians. let's bring in nbc news correspondent dasha burn in warsaw, poland, of a story with olympians who have opened their doors in this crisis to an opponent. good to see you. >> reporter: good morning. a little silver lining for you this morning from windy warsaw where poland's olympians are putting competition aside and welcoming their hurting neighbors, polish and ukrainian athletes sharing a story that's shining a little bit of light in dark times. >> the united states, poland, ukraine. >> reporter: on the water, they are rivals, neck and neck in competition. elena for ukraine, and another for poland. today they sit shoulder to shoulder, brought together by a war that has torn so many apart.
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>> i went to the west part of ukraine and she called me, where you are, are you safe? she wrote just come here. >> in my opinion, if we have place, i want her to come to us. >> reporter: a two-time olympic medalist, bronze in rio, silver in tokyo, offered her family's second apartment in warsaw, giving olena, who holds multiple world records in indoor rowing -- >> no touching her! >> reporter: -- a safe space of her own. >> i never expect that people who live so far from me can became so close. >> it's everything what i can do help. >> reporter: she's not the only polish olympian helping. robert, a four-time gold medalist in race walking, is also helping ukrainian athletes like tamara. >> sport is our life. i'm helping mostly ukrainian
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women because they're here in poland. they know this is also the way of fighting. >> when i train for a short time, i feel better. i feel good. but when training ends, go back to ukraine, it's hard to see people living their normal lives because you know some ukrainians will never live their normal lives again. >> reporter: humanity's worse but she revealed humanity's best. >> i got in -- >> it's like a relay of kindness. >> reporter: a relay of kindness. foo yes. >> reporter: the next time you compete under the ukrainian flag, is it going to feel different? >> oh, yes. ukraine is in my heart. i will fight for my heart, for my country. >> reporter: and, willie, i also
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asked them if the next time they compete against each other if things will be different and they said absolutely. they said the next time it will not be a fight. instead, they will support each other through the entire time. and as olena says, it will be a relay of kindness, something we really need right now. >> the light in the middle of all this darkness. dasha burns live in poland, thanks so much. we have to say it again. this is another example of the polish people who have stood so tall over the last couple of months. >> we'll dig deeper into this next week, but they were -- it was a very different country two, three months ago, very divided, and they have come together and you nimted with their neighbors in a way that we all can learn from. >> yeah. really poland takes center stage just historically. if you look back over the past 30, 40 years, solidarity started in poland.
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i kept saying what are these people doing? how is -- they're really staring down the soviet union? but they did. >> they have similar minds. >> and they charged ahead with reforms that were problematic at first for them, i mean, tough economically, but they pushed through it and they've had trouble in their country like we've had trouble in our country in the past five years. but how inspirational? they've come together and they are champions of freedom and democracy right now. >> something about the history and the current state of poland, but you said it earlier, 2.6 million ukrainian refugees crossed their border. >> in three months' time. it's really -- we're going to still be learning about the scope of this in history. nothing like it. and a lot of problems and challenges that we'll be looking at as well. still ahead, we have new details on a new scandal rocking
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my goodness, is that a beautiful picture. 6:28 in the morning, a little fog rolling under the golden gate bridge in san francisco. hours from now, a virtual court hearing will take place to determine whether two defendants at the center of a secret service scandal should continue to be detained or be released. the fbi says two washington, d.c., men were arrested and charged with im% nating department of homeland security agents. according to court documents,
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both falsely impersonated federal agents to ingratiate themselves with u.s. law enforcement and the defense community, dating back more than two years. among those, secret service agents assigned to the white house including one on the protective detail of first lady jill biden. >> crazy. >> this is a no. >> you can't do that. >> they've been placed on administrative leave pending further investigation. neither has entered a plea. twitter plans to host elon musk for a question and answer session with employees. "washington post" says the "ask me anything" forum have concerns that he could harm the culture. the move comes after musk purchased a 9.2% stake in twitter, making him the company's largest shareholder. joining us now, "new york times" contributor and co-host of "the
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pivot" podcast and host of "the sway" podcast, kara swisher. great to see you. >> good to see you. >> what are they going to ask him in "ask me anything"? >> what would you ask? >> yeah. what would you ask? >> what would your question be? >> i interview elon a lot so i've asked him lots of things over the years. i think i'd want to understand his motivation of why he's doing this. i have a sense of why. he loves twitter. he's one of its biggest fans. he likes to be at the center of attention. i think he's buying it because he likes it. it's like you're a rich person with a coffee shop, you like the coffee, you want to buy the company. it's not as complicated as people think. i'm not sure he's going to do the things either side of debates about him think he's going to do. it will be interesting to see. i think the employees are nervous around the free speech stuff. they've done a lot of content moderation. they're worried he suddenly is going to be like a king and make
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fee yalts, which he can't do because it's a public company. >> kara, it's willie. >> hi. >> i was talking to someone close to him a few days ago. if you want to know what he's thinking, watch what he does and says. puts a poll up, should i invest in twitter? and he does. within his portfolio, this isn't a huge thing, might be a vanity play, but what does it mean for twitter itself, which has been under scrutiny from the right, especially for censoring certain voices there? do you think this changes the company? >> well, using the team censors, others don't agree with that and would push back on that. they have content moderation like a lot of the social network sites. the biggest one is donald trump. on january 8th, they suspended him permanently, which is kind of a permanent word, and the question is, you know, a lot of people push back, including elon at the time because even if you agree he broke the rules, only
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one person decided that, right, on this platform. and it feels an important platform for donald trump. so i think people are worried that he's going to bring back donald trump. i think on the left that's one worry. others are worried that he's going to impose all kinds of -- allow all kinds of, you know, things to run over twitter when they've been trying to clean it up. i think the issue with this is at some point twitter as a company, which by the way is very small -- people think it's a big company, it's not, it doesn't have many revenues -- and stock has remained around the ipo price, astonishing given how much growth other tech companies have had. it's a private square that a lot of people think of is a massive public square. elon is of course one of the people that loves using it. so there's different debates on what that private square should look like. >> so i'm curious your thoughts
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about the political complications this might bring for elon musk. jeff bezos bought "the washington post." >> that's right. >> going back to the way donald trump and other people viewed him. is musk -- is this a smart play politically at a time when social media companies are under so much scrutiny by d.c.? >> himself to tell you, but i don't think elon musk cares what any of us think of him. he doesn't care. he's doing it because he feels like doing it. i call him the it of the internet. i don't think he cares about any repercussions. he obviously has a lot of government relationships with his space businesses. this is sort of a sideline for him and an interest. so i'm not sure -- you know, some people paint him as a villain. some people e are overly enamored request this guy. the truth is not as complicated.
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he wants to own this. he'll definitely have an influence. one thing everybody wants, edit button. he's been pushing for that. sound great to me. >> the edit button is a very good thing so you don't have to take down tweets and put them back up again. i do that way too much. >> can i make one other point? >> sure you can. >> twitter is going to have to deal with the donald trump issue at some point, whether elon is there or not. if he is the nominee for president or if he wins and becomes president, it's going to be a lot of pressure on twitter of keeping him off permanently. that would have happened without elon or not. >> democratic only ra tichs in the past year and a half would say, oh, my god, we wish he were on twitter right now because he'd be saying stupid things that would hurt republican candidates. again, going back to question about washington. we know that elon doesn't care. what about other people in his company, people that have to deal with washington, d.c.? i guess a better way to phrase
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that question is, does this cause complications for his company, whether he cares about it or not? >> i don't think he cares about that or not. he's gotten into trouble with the s.e.c. and everything else. >> yeah. again -- >> the company is elon. the company is elon and everybody -- do you know any other -- i do, but most people don't know any other executive there. elon does what elon wants. he's been very successful in a lot of areas, and if he feels like doing this, this is what is going to be happening. >> regulators be damned. >> the s.e.c. in particular. >> kara swisher, thank you so much for being on. it's great to see you. >> as always. >> come back. >> you know why elon doesn't care about anything? as of this morning, he's worth $282 billion, which is $100 billion more than jeff bezos in second place. >> what? >> help me out because i'm just a simple guy, right.
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i don't really follow this money thing very much. but, like, did elon make all that money from tesla? >> is kara still there? >> rocket ships and stuff like that. >> but where did he make -- because last night i checked it was gates and then warren buffett and then it was -- >> oh, no. >> then it was jeff bezos, which i can understand because we all -- >> we' what he's done. >> we all go on amazon and buy stuff there. but -- >> tesla has taken off, electric vehicles have exploded, and spacex as well. it's costing him a lot of money right now, but if he becomes the guy who puts humans on mars, watch out. >> do you want to go to mars, joe? >> no. i don't really want to go the next county over. >> to the moon. >> 2nd street.
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gee 41 past the hour. house speaker nancy pelosi reveals she's positive for covid one day after appearing unmasked at an event with president biden. she is currently asymptomatic. several lawmakers have announced positive test results and are isolaing including senator susan collins and raphael warnock. the white house confirms president biden has tested negative for covid-19 as of wednesday night. just a few hours from now, there will be an event at the white house to celebrate yesterday's confirmation of judge ketanji brown jackson to be the next justice of the supreme court. judge jackson, president biden, vice president harris all expected to speak there. as you can imagine, jackson's confirmation on the front pages of newspapers across the country including "the herald" in miami where judge jackson grew up and went to high school.
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>> they all could be wearing masks. "the wall street journal" editorial board writes this about judge jackson's confirmation -- "republicans shouldn't forget who is to blame for their predicament. if president trump hadn't been preoccupied with imagined fraud conspiracies after the 2020 election, republicans probably would have retained two senate seats in the january 2021 georgia runoff elections. without democratic senate control, president biden might have been forced to choose a more moderate nominee than judge jackson or possibly a jurist older than the age of 51 with a shorter perspective supreme court career. conservatives could spend the next 30 years ruing justice jackson's decisions. spare a thought for how mr. trump helped it happen." >> there is no way, willie -- we talked about this before with "the wall street journal" editorial page -- there's no way democrats would be in charge of the senate right now except for
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the fact that donald trump worked overtime hurting those republican chances. he's doing it again in georgia. if i were a georgia leader, a georgia republican party leader, i would just be incensed. this guy keeps coming to their state and making things impossible for republicans in georgia. >> yeah. i mean, if the headache last time wasn't a big enough problem, it gave them -- it gave democrats the majority in the senate, now gave them judge jackson, soon to be justice jackson. he's going in -- remember, he made the comment a couple months ago, i don't know, i might support stacy abrams. he can't help himself. anybody who doesn't fall in line completely with him, including republicans, he got to speak out against at the peril of his own party. >> a terribly flawed candidate he's supporting in the senate with herschel walker. the sworn statements against herschel walker, just about as weak of a candidate for georgia you could have.
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>> exactly. >> shoveling coals into furnaces. unbelievable. at the top, the big lie. get this. then he opens up, like, the supercomputer. the facts pretty stunning. the big lie! >> a huge down. a politico poll said 71% of americans say any official touting the big lie that the election was false there should be criminal charge against them. >> how many? >> 71%. >> here you have the president of the united states who his entire call to action, his mission for the second term is that the election was false. three-quarters of americans think that any official that says that should be charged with a crime. probably not a good political platform to be basing your future presidential run on. >> i don't speak portuguese so i didn't understand a word you said. but the point taken. elon musk, we just talked about him. he does what he wants. up or down?
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>> i'm going to push back on kara swisher. i love her. she was making it a nonevent. it's like the old bond villain movie where the richest guy in the world takes over the media. this is scary. bezos with "washington post," not the same influence. zuckerberg with facebjeff bezos washington post" and you have zuckerberg with facebook and now you have a guy that likes to collect toys. it went in the news and came, by the way, i only buy 9%. he's worth $282 billion. to have the richest guy in the world to buy a hundred billion and controls the most important platform, scary. >> and he does what he wants. >> opening day baseball is yesterday. how are they doing? >> mike barnicle went down. baseball went from 78 million
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customers to 60 million customers. they don't have a star system. if you look at the nhl, they got tom brady and aaron rogers. the best baseball players, you don't know -- they don't have the stars system. they need the star system. >> aaron judge. he's a star. >> how about tiger woods? >> the difference between tiger and every other athlete including michael jordan and muhammad ali, he introduced the sports into generations. young people would not be into golf. when he plays, the ratings double. there is no athletes in any professional sport that has a profound effect in the sport besides tiger woods. >> truth social, his new
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platform, now 10,000 a day of subscribers and they're not showing up on the social app. if you invested in truth social, you lost 40% of your money. >> no kidding. >> another winning game for donald trump. >> what about a nice reveal here, olivia dubrowska. >> tell us about her. >> an amazing movie. it was all black and white and there was one little girl in a red coat that would show up in the movie. she's now 33 years old and living in poland, running humanitarian mission for the ukrainians. there is something ironic that this woman is a victim of genocide ends up helping other victims of genocide. >> donny, i want you to stay with us. this brand thing is huge. >> we want to award you for it. >> now, willie, you tweeted out
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that you wanted something. you can not always get what you want but sometimes you get what you need. >> it is hardly an agreement. >> here we go. come on over. >> okay. >> why not? >> this is fantastic. >> wow. >> willie, this is amazing. thank you all so much for being here. >> hi. >> so willie, -- >> this is like going back to my cooking segment. what are we using here? >> oh my god. >> bell peppers and onions and tomatoes and cheese. >> i am willie, by the way, nice to meet you. >> is this a western or whatever you want? >> i like it. >> however you want your omelet is however you will get your
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omelet. >> it looks beautiful. >> may we dig in? >> where is savannah? and hoda and all of our friends. >> what's a secret to flip a good omelet? i always screw it up. >> there is a special technique involved in of getting a fluffy omelet. >> are we really doing this? >> i want to know. >> thank you. >> you kind of wait until it gets a little and you pull and drag and you get that and that gets it nice and fluffy. >> this is delicious omelet. >> this is what we are going to do on "morning joe," we decided when there is an omelet station and we have done 87 hours content per week, we are going to end by asking what did we learn this week? donny, what did we learn this week? there was an oxygen tank offset here. let's give prop to the captain
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working 24 hours. >> amazing. >> willie said earlier this week, when you are having a crew and they're having to tag out and taking them out in stretches. they have done an incredible job. >> what i learned that i already knew, four hours would not be enough for joe scarborough and talking about politics. >> while we are talking about the "today" show, my guest is mark walberg. great conversation. he's got an amazing story, a new story of a midland boxer. on "sunday today" on nbc and maybe omelets. >> i learned that to make a fluffy omelet, you bring it in from the side. >> all right, that does it for us. >> what a nice surprise! >> that does it for us, "jose
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