Face a Nation transcripts May 22, 2016: Sanders

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JOHN DICKERSON, CBS HOST: Today on FACE THE NATION: The poser continues about what took EgyptAir jet out of a sky. And Democrats prop for a disorderly quarrel during a finish line.

Days after EgyptAir Flight 804 went down in a Mediterranean Sea, some-more clues emerge, nonetheless still no answer as to possibly or not it was a militant act. We will have a latest on a investigation, and research from CBS News aviation and reserve consultant Sully Sullenberger.

Then, we will spin to politics, as Bernie Sanders customarily won’t let go, notwithstanding strenuous contingency opposite him. We will ask a senator about fears he’s spiteful Hillary Clinton’s chances opposite Donald Trump in a fall.

We will have new Battleground Tracker numbers about a state of that ubiquitous choosing competition in dual pivotal states and analysis.

Plus, a personal word about a co-worker Morley Safer.

It’s all brazen on FACE THE NATION.

Good morning and acquire to FACE THE NATION. I’m John Dickerson.

A U.S. worker strike systematic by President Obama killed Taliban personality Mullah Mansour in Pakistan this weekend.

CBS News unfamiliar affairs match Margaret Brennan is roving with a boss and joins us from Hanoi.

Margaret, what does this strike tell us?

MARGARET BRENNAN, CBS NEWS FOREIGN AFFAIRS CORRESPONDENT: Well, this worker strike opposite Taliban personality Mullah Mansour is a transparent vigilance that a quarrel in Afghanistan is distant from over, even nonetheless President Obama announced some-more than dual years ago that a U.S. quarrel goal had ended.

Now, this operation reportedly endangered several unmanned worker strikes and broken a automobile Mansour was roving in. It is a initial time that a comparison Taliban personality was strike on a Pakistani side of a common border.

Now, Mullah Mansour’s genocide could yield a boost to a Afghan military, that has been struggling to keep a resurgent Taliban from retaking territory. And a U.S. has been forced to join in that fight. There are still scarcely 10,000 American infantry in Afghanistan. President Obama has wanted to pierce that array down, nonetheless it is not all transparent that he will be means to a finish of his term.

DICKERSON: Margaret Brennan with a president, thanks, Margaret.

We spin now to a pile-up of a EgyptAir jet.

CBS News unfamiliar match Holly Williams, who is Alexandria, Egypt, this morning — Holly.

HOLLY WILLIAMS, CBS NEWS CORRESPONDENT: John, what caused EgyptAir Flight 804 to thrust into a Mediterranean Sea around 180 miles north of here is still a mystery.

The initial cinema of waste from a pile-up uncover disadvantage from a plane, a life vest and luggage. Egyptian authorities contend they also found tellurian remains. It was some time after 2:00 a.m. on Thursday that a newcomer jet swerved wildly, branch 90 degrees to a left and spinning in a round a right, all a while plummeting and afterwards descending off a radar.

A U.S. comprehension source has told us that a plane’s moody recorders, a supposed black boxes, have been approximately located issued by a pings issued by their beacons. An Egyptian supervision source has told us a same thing, nonetheless so distant there’s been no executive confirmation.

Egypt’s president, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, says they’re promulgation a submarine to a hunt area. The black boxes competence assistance explain what went wrong, nonetheless retrieving them from a area of a pile-up in waters adult to 10,000-feet-deep and with imperishable underwater topography could be difficult.

Data published by “A.V. Herald” — that’s an aviation courtesy repository — appears as nonetheless programmed transmissions from a craft shortly before it left from radar screens. And they uncover fume in a lavatory and in a avionics brook and afterwards alerts from a plane’s moody control systems.

Mechanical failures, tellurian blunder and terrorism are all probable causes of this crash. And, John, so far, zero of them have been ruled out.

DICKERSON: Holly Williams in Alexandria, Egypt, for us, appreciate we so much, Holly.

Joining us now from San Francisco is CBS News aviation and reserve consultant Captain Sully Sullenberger. Sully, take what we know so distant right now and put it in perspective. What do things demeanour like to you?

CAPT. CHESLEY “SULLY” SULLENBERGER, CBS NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: An conscious act is one of many probable causes still on a table.

In many walks of life, it’s customarily tellurian inlet to glow from a hip or burst to conclusions. But, in safety-critical domains like aviation, like medicine and some others, it’s a evidence, contribution that we contingency rest on to strech conclusions.

And it’s following a facts, following a law wherever it leads us that helps us eventually to solve even a deepest mysteries.

DICKERSON: So, in this, as we demeanour during it, there’s zero that suggests in a fact settlement so distant — and we don’t have many to go on — nonetheless that suggests this would be terrorism over customarily a crazy collision that happened while a craft was in cruise?

SULLENBERGER: You know, in a light of new events positively in that partial of a universe and others, it’s natural, it’s tellurian inlet to consider of terrorism as in a forefront.

But there have been, even nonetheless a spin of moody in journey is statistically a safest apportionment of a flight, accidents in a journey apportionment of a flight, including, of course, Air France 447 over a South Atlantic in Jun 2009, and in mount nearby journey altitude AirAsia Flight 8501 customarily recently.

So, there are probable reasons that an aeroplane in journey could come into grieve.

DICKERSON: And formed on what we have now seen, though, during these reports, a error messages, a reports about radar, what do those signals tell we about some of a probable outcomes?

SULLENBERGER: Well, of course, we will know a lot some-more once aircraft disadvantage has been recovered and examined.

We will know many more, of course, when a digital moody information recorder and a cockpit voice recorder are analyzed, hopefully soon. But what we can contend right now is that, whatever a triggering eventuality was, it was not sufficient to immediately destroy a whole airplane, that for several minutes, conditions authorised electrical energy to still be granted to certain systems in a aeroplane that could detect faults and automatically broadcast those pieces of information to a ground.

DICKERSON: And what was transmitted to a ground, there’s pronounce of glow and smoke. Does that give we any denote about what have happened?

SULLENBERGER: Well, it suggests that there was some inauspicious event, possibly it was a fault, an electrical arc, an agitator device or an bomb device, that began to start a array of cascading failures. Other than that, all possibilities are on a table.

DICKERSON: Separate and detached from black boxes and a voice recorders, is there — what else would we be looking for in terms many a review here to figure out possibly it’s customarily an collision or an conscious militant act?

SULLENBERGER: Well, as with any aviation accident, a investigators will be articulate to as many people as they can, perplexing to speak everybody who had anything to do with this flight, everybody who overwhelmed a airplane.

And we should tell we that, as aviation reserve has spin better, as aviation accidents have spin some-more rare, their causes have indeed spin some-more unique. And so, since aviation has finished such a good pursuit of shortening and expelling what used to be many common causes of accidents, what we’re left with are some-more black swan events.

And so we consider they will be looking during many opposite areas. And as aviation reserve has gotten better, we consider there has to be some-more concentration on aviation security, possibly or not this happens to be an conscious act or not.

And for about 30 years, one of my biggest concerns is what would be called all a activities behind a scenes, in a behind of a house, so to speak, a people who use and purify and support a airplane. Sometimes, those services are outsourced to third-party vendors, where they have high turnover.

So we think, possibly this is a terrorism eventuality or not, a tellurian knowledge tells us that we need to do a improved pursuit of looking during everybody who touches a airplane, including in this case.

DICKERSON: All right, Sully Sullenberger, interjection so many for your expertise.

Next adult on a poser of EgyptAir 804, former Homeland Security Adviser to George W. Bush Fran Townsend and former National Transportation Safety Board Chairman and CBS aviation reserve researcher Mark Rosenker, who is in a London bureau.

Mark, we wish to start with you.

Based on a fact that — what we know now, what is this review going to be like? How prolonged is it going to take?

MARK ROSENKER, CBS AVIATION SAFETY ANALYST: Well, this is going to be a unequivocally prolonged investigation. This is a critical collision investigation. And they typically in a United States take about a year.

The Egyptians are revelation us that their rough news will come out in about a month, that is about when we will find many of a facts. There will substantially be unequivocally small research entrance in that report, nonetheless during slightest we will have a lot some-more information to be means to try to know accurately what happened here. DICKERSON: we consider it could be a month before we get to a executive doubt of possibly collision vs. conscious act?

ROSENKER: Absolutely, unless there is something which, to use a china bullet or a smoking gun. We’re going to have to wait awhile to do a forensics required to do a meticulous, routine hearing of all that we redeem and quite we have to find those black boxes.

They will exhibit many of what we unequivocally need to know.

DICKERSON: And, Mark, what about a fact that a Egyptians are holding a lead on this? How does that impact a investigation?

ROSENKER: Well, they’re entitled to lead this investigation, formed on a ICAO and X13.

ICAO, of course, is a International Civil Aviation Organization, a specialized organisation of a U.N. It’s a covenant that all critical countries that are drifting aircraft pointer to and determine to a manners and regulations.

DICKERSON: Frank, I’m going to spin to we now.

On a doubt of terrorism, nobody has claimed credit for this yet. Usually, don’t they? What does that tell you?

FRAN TOWNSEND, FORMER WHITE HOUSE HOMELAND SECURITY ADVISER: Well, we don’t — we’re not transparent what it tells us, right?

So, possibly it’s peculiar because, of course, we have seen ISIS in a final 24 hours explain credit for attacks in Iraq. And they haven’t pronounced anything about this. Or, on a other hand, we have always been regard know that if a militant classification grown a method, an bomb routine that they could get past screening and detection, that they competence not explain credit for it since now they know they have ability to place a device successfully on a craft and they can pierce a craft down.

And so it’s not transparent yet. we would go behind to what Sully pronounced and a other colleague. The fact is, what we need to know are a facts. And so rather than dismay people or have people be endangered it’s terrorism, we saw early claims by both a Egyptian and a French that terrorism was some-more likely. And everybody has corroborated off that, since what we’re looking for now are facts.

DICKERSON: Let me ask we about a Egyptians.

Does it get into a place here in your knowledge with traffic with other countries on inhabitant confidence — this is called Egyptian Air — that they — that a review gets dark a small bit by inhabitant interests, by inhabitant pride?

TOWNSEND: Well, and there’s an instance of that with EgyptAir Flight 990 in 1999. An Egyptian atmosphere commander intentionally downed that plane. And we got a cockpit voice recorder, and it was transparent that he was — it was an act of self-murder on his part.

To this day — a NTSB claimed that an act of terrorism, an conscious act. And to this day, a Egyptians explain that that was a automatic failure, and so absolutely, nonetheless a Egyptians during slightest in this box seem some-more open to a suspicion that it competence have been terrorism.

DICKERSON: Mark, in these kinds of investigations, is there a cost to these discerning claims by politicians and others that immediately it’s terrorism, and does that get in a approach of a review during all?

ROSENKER: Well, not really, since a law is finished by a systematic examination, a meticulous, routine routine that in fact will exhibit a truth.

So, people can contend what they wish to say. But a existence is, is they competence demeanour like they were ignorant of what unequivocally happened. That’s a danger.

DICKERSON: And in terms of a U.S. purpose in this, Mark, what is a U.S. purpose in this investigation?

ROSENKER: Well, during this point, a Egyptians will be heading a investigation. The French are already participating. They have sent a array of investigators. And Airbus has sent a technicians to Cairo to start a routine of in this investigation.

The United States indeed would have a role, should they wish to attend and be invited to participate, by trait of a avionics that are on house this aircraft and a engines. The engines are partial of a consortium that Pratt Whitney is a critical actor in.

DICKERSON: Fran, formed on what we know, a dual countries involved, France and Egypt, what does that — does that lift any red flags for you? Does that — what questions would we be looking into in terms of those airports on a terrorism question?

ROSENKER: Well, John, we consider we have got to enhance arrange of a question. Right?

This craft in a 24 hours before was in Eritrea, was in Tunisia, was in Paris, and finished dual stops in Cairo before it finished that ultimate final leg of a flight. And so behind to a indicate about a investigation, investigators are going all a approach behind to everybody who overwhelmed that craft in a final 24 hours, a confidence around a aircraft, a crew who overwhelmed it, all of that.

It’s not customarily about France and Egypt, nonetheless it involves all those countries.

DICKERSON: All right, Fran Townsend, interjection so much.

Mark, appreciate you.

And we will be behind in one notation with Senator Bernie Sanders. Stay with us.


DICKERSON: We spin now to politics and Democratic presidential claimant Bernie Sanders, who is on a plead route in San Diego.

Senator, appreciate we unequivocally many for removing adult so early to join us.


DICKERSON: we wish we have coffee.

So, you’re out there perplexing to get delegates. And Hillary Clinton is observant that there is no approach she’s not going to be a nominee.

SEN. BERNIE SANDERS (I-VT), DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Well, we consider that Hillary Clinton has not looked during a lot of a inhabitant polls out there, that have me doing a lot improved than she is opposite Donald Trump, and that’s loyal in roughly all of a state polls as well.

I consider she competence not have beheld that in a final 3 contests, we won, and we tied in Kentucky, and that we have glorious probability to win a infancy of a states entrance adult in a subsequent dual weeks, 6 states, and we consider we can win many of them, including California.

I consider when we have a situation, John, where over 400 superdelegates announced for Hillary Clinton before anyone else was in a race, before a initial list was cast, before anyone had a clarity of how a plead was going, we consider we have probability to win over some of those superdelegates who see me as a strongest claimant opposite Trump.

And also we consider we can, if we do very, unequivocally good — and it’s an ascending quarrel — if we do unequivocally good in a subsequent 6 states, we will have a infancy of affianced representatives or come unequivocally tie to that.

DICKERSON: Let me ask we about that ascending fight.

On a doubt of affianced representatives — we will leave superdelegates for a moment. Just on a affianced delegates, a approach a math works out is that we need to win in those remaining contests by 40 percent. That’s not customarily a high hill. That’s roughly vertical, Senator.

SANDERS: Well, it is a high hill. But we have won races by some-more than 40 percent. California has 475 delegates. We are here in California. we consider there’s a unequivocally certain response in one of a many on-going states in a country.

So, John, this is an ascending fight. We have got 46 percent of a affianced representatives right now. My wish to make it to 50 percent. You know, John, when we began this campaign, we were during 3 percent in a polls. We were 60 points behind Secretary Clinton. We have come a prolonged way. It’s been an ascending fight. We’re going to continue to quarrel until a final list is cast.

DICKERSON: What is your feeling about a routine so far? Do we consider it’s been satisfactory to you?

SANDERS: Well, this is what we think. we consider that a issues that we are raising, a fact that we have to lift a smallest salary to 15 bucks an hour, that people clarity there’s something wrong in American society, where they operative longer hours for reduce salary almost, and roughly all new income and resources is going to a 1 percent, where we are a customarily critical nation on Earth that doesn’t pledge paid family or medical leave, health caring for all. We’re a customarily critical country.

And we consider that what people are intuiting is a need for genuine change in this country, and investiture politics or investiture economics is not doing it. In terms of a process, well, we know, we have taken on whole Democratic establishment.

In substantially any — not substantially — in any state that we have run in, we have had to take on whole Democratic leadership. And nonetheless we have now won 20 states. we consider we have genuine probability to win a lot some-more in a subsequent integrate of weeks.

So, in some states, it has been great. People have been positively fair. Other states are maybe not so much. In terms of a debates, for example, we’re still waiting. Secretary Clinton concluded approach behind when to do a plead in California in May. We are anticipating that a Democratic National Committee will ask her to keep her word and concede that plead to take brazen — to go forward.

DICKERSON: One of a things we hear from a lot of your supporters, people who are partial of this transformation we have created, is they unequivocally consider that we — that it’s fraudulent opposite you, that a complement — it’s not customarily that you’re fighting a establishment, nonetheless that a investiture has radically focussed a manners to improved you.

Do we buy into that idea?

SANDERS: Well, this is what we will say, John.

The universe that we see going out on a plead trail, where people are operative dual or 3 hours, where they can’t means to send their children to college, where immature people wish genuine change in terms of meridian change and a taxation on carbon, is such a opposite universe than where a domestic investiture is, it is unequivocally — it’s like dual together universes.

And what we have finished — and I’m unequivocally unapproachable of it — is bring, we think, millions of people into a domestic routine who before were not in it. Right now in California, what I’m reading is that there’s a extensive swell in people induction to vote.

So, we know, when we take on a whole domestic establishment, when we take on a financial establishment, when we take on a media establishment, John, it is unequivocally tough in this plead — and CBS does improved than most, we have to tell we — to concede critical contention about critical issues, that is a encumber to us.

If we were scornful somebody, we’d get lot of attention. But genuine contention about since a center category is disintegrating and income and resources inequality is growing, somehow, for corporate media, not so many meddlesome in that.

DICKERSON: Let me ask we about a member of a establishment, a conduct of a Democratic National Committee, Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Your plead manager suggested she had helped Hillary Clinton in what she’d done. You pronounced we wouldn’t leave her in a pursuit if we were to be president.

SANDERS: That’s right.

DICKERSON: There’s a lot of annoy about a system. Have we now put kind of a aim on Debbie Wasserman Schultz?

SANDERS: No. we have famous Debbie for many years. Personally, we like her.

Do we consider she’s a kind of chair that Democratic Party needs? No, we don’t. What we need right now is to reanimate democracy in America, to pierce millions of immature people and working-class people into a system, to a poignant degree.

Frankly, what a Democratic Party is about is people using around to abounding people’s homes and lifting pornographic sums of income from rich people. What we need to do is to contend to working-class people, we’re on your side.

We know that we need a ability to send your kids to college, and we can’t means it right now. We know that, in many cases, a income that you’re creation has left down. We are prepared to mount adult to Wall Street, whose fervour has finished so many mistreat to a economy, to corporate America, who will send your pursuit to China in 5 mins if they can make $2 some-more in profits.

That’s a kind of celebration we need to be, a critical celebration of working- category people who are hurting, of immature people who have a dream that this nation can be many some-more than it is today…


SANDERS: … not customarily celebration where we have a folks lifting income for rich people.

DICKERSON: Let me ask we about that representation to operative people.

There is some contention that your supporters might, in a ubiquitous election, if we don’t make a nomination, that they competence go over to Donald Trump. What do we make of that argument? SANDERS: Well, we make a justification — a justification that we make is that Donald Trump (AUDIO GAP) got to pronounce to a needs of people. That’s how — that’s what democracy is about.

And we trust that any candidate, Secretary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, who is prepared to mount adult say, we know what, we have to take on a billionaire class, that it’s absurd that roughly new income and resources goes to them, that we need health caring for all people as a right, like any other critical nation does, that we need to make open colleges and universities tuition-free by putting a taxation on Wall Street speculation, that we need a CO taxation on a hoary fuel industry, since meridian change is melancholy this whole planet.

I consider any claimant who comes adult with that viewpoint will excite people and will win a election. Donald Trump is a disaster in my view. And we will do all that we can, possibly as a claimant or not, to see that he’s defeated.

DICKERSON: As of right now, how distant will we take your fight?

SANDERS: Well, we’re going to a convention. We are going to a convection. At a unequivocally least, if we do not finish adult winning a assignment — and we’re going to quarrel to win it — we wish to have a height of a Democratic Party that is unequivocally strong, a strongest ever representing operative people.

I wish changes in a manners of a Democratic primary process, such that we have open primaries where millions of people are not disenfranchised since they are independents. So, there’s a lot of work to be done, possibly or not we am a nominee.

DICKERSON: All right, Senator Bernie Sanders, we will see we during a convention. Thanks so many for being with us.

And we will be behind in a impulse with a reverence to CBS News male Morley Safer.


DICKERSON: Our co-worker Morley Safer died this week.

As a child flourishing up, ours was one of a families that organised their Sunday evenings around “60 Minutes.” So, we schooled early on to watch out for any story by a man with a hard-to-place accent and a antique name.




DICKERSON: The story that was entrance was going to be devious and human, and take a laterally demeanour during life.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) SAFER: Suppose we had a few dollars and we had to get from Paris to Istanbul. Then this is how we would go–first category on a Orient Express.


DICKERSON: But we didn’t know about until we was comparison was what Morley Safer had finished before. He’s a Vietnam reporter. He’d been on a frontlines.


SAFER: Just got on a hill.


DICKERSON: Shot during some-more than once. And holding down a stories of young, frightened soldiers moments before they were killed.


SAFER: Seconds after a child is dead.


DICKERSON: Maybe since he had reported adult tie about genocide he became a contributor who distinguished life. His was a heck of a life and he enriched ours. Morley Safer was eighty-four.


DICKERSON: Some of a CBS stations are withdrawal us now. But, for many of you, we will be right behind with a lot some-more FACE THE NATION, including mint ubiquitous choosing Battleground Tracker check numbers in Ohio and Florida and a panel.

Stay with us.


DICKERSON: Welcome behind to FACE THE NATION. We are assimilated now by a executive of elections during CBS News Anthony Salvanto.

Anthony, acquire back. Let’s start with Bernie Sanders. Why is a math so tough for him? ANTHONY SALVANTO, CBS NEWS ELECTIONS DIRECTOR: Well, we know, he points out that he does better– he does good in a lot of polls conduct to conduct opposite Donald Trump. He’s right about that. But in sequence to get to that General Election, he does have a high hill, that is to contend he needs to get about seventy percent of a remaining affianced representatives that are out there. Ninety percent of all a uncommitted representatives that are out there in sequence to locate Hillary– Hillary Clinton and, we know that also presumes that Hillary Clinton’s support will customarily evaporate and so distant it shows no signs of doing that. So it is tough for him. DICKERSON: He talks about maybe convincing a superdelegates when he gets to a convention. He’s also got a flattering steep– he’s also got a high mountain to mount there as well.

SALVANTO: Yeah. Superdelegates are about persuasion, not customarily about math. And these are celebration leaders and inaugurated officials who can support whomever they like. And right now a infancy of them are with Hillary Clinton, and, again, they haven’t shown any signs of switching.

DICKERSON: Let’s now join– go to a General Election map, that vast map where we’ll customarily start off with reminding us where things mount in a General Election, where a dual parties are, what things demeanour like going into a General Election?

SALVANTO: Sure. Well, as we focus to a general, we start to demeanour during a collection of states where, and, remember, a presidential choosing is a state by state contest. Although, we will see many inhabitant polls that are useful. This is won state by state. Now a Democrats have in new years reason on to a array of states that supplement adult to rather some-more electoral votes, afterwards a Republicans have arrange of reliably in their corner, that is to contend that Democrats do unequivocally good along a coast–New York, California, places with vast civic centers. And a Republicans tend to do unequivocally good right around a south by a plain states. That’s where we start. But in a center of all of that, in a middle, is a array of states we customarily call them bridgehead states, and we’ll lane them all. And these are places that are some-more closely divided, where partisanship evens out or tends to be tie to even between Democrats and Republicans. And, of course, many of a times we hear them mention, we always hear Ohio and Florida mentioned in that– in that sentence. And so that’s since we’ve started there.

DICKERSON: Right. So a choosing in America unequivocally takes place in about a dozen states. It’s not a inhabitant election. It’s unequivocally about a dozen states. You looked in Ohio and Florida, so what did we learn?

SALVANTO: : So one of a things that underpins that whole map, since it does tell a story–is a suspicion that partisans eventually come home? They, ultimately, opinion for a hopeful of their party. Now, they do that reliably in a lot of those low blue and low red states that we mentioned nonetheless a pivotal is will they come home in some of these bridgehead states? In Ohio and Florida we already start to see that, in fact, that they are. So that we get now 8 and 10 Democrats who motionless they are going to opinion for Hillary Clinton and 8 in 10 Republicans and this is critical since they’ve talked so many about unifying a party. Can he unify? Who will contend now that they will opinion for Donald Trump?

And, importantly, what their– a proclivity behind them is not wholly that they consider that possibly of these folks is a best candidate. There is a vast partial of their proclivity that says they’re out to stop a other side.

DICKERSON: So let me ask we about that in a second. But customarily to– a lot of people contend that Donald Trump will be like Barry Goldwater in 1964 who got dejected by Lyndon Johnson. What you’re suggesting is that there is a kind of systemic change in a structure, that Republicans support Republicans. And so Donald Trump is always going to get exclusive some calamity. What appears from your anticipating so distant is that he’s removing a kind of normal Republican opinion already notwithstanding all a pronounce of Never Trump.

SALVANTO: He– he is. And well, you’re accurately right about a approach this has done up, historically. Now, we go behind to a sixties–you go behind to seventies, even a eighties and we would see a entertain of partisans switching over to a other side. President Reagan got a entertain of Democrats. And we saw that settlement a lot. But over new years, it’s spin many some-more tough and quick where partisans, if 6 or 7 percent of them cranky over that’s a vast number. So, you’re right, that this is new and this is a materialisation where we see partisans voting for part– voting for their claimant and that’s right. It does seem now that Donald Trump is going to get many of those Republicans, during slightest in these bridgehead states to start descending into line with a Republican nominee.

DICKERSON: One of a arguments Hillary Clinton is creation about Donald Trump is that he is risky. What have we found in a polling that tells us about people’s toleration for risk?

SALVANTO: Yeah. There competence be some. We found that a third of folks contend that things are so bad that a nation can means to take a probability on a subsequent presidential pick. And it so happens with Donald Trump is winning, winning among those voters. Now, that’s not everybody. That’s a third. And some of those are Republicans and independents who competence be looking to justify a choice and maybe a argumentative one. But the– a thing is for Hillary Clinton, she has to watch that that suspicion does not enhance out. That that suspicion does not take reason in a wider shred of a citizens since Donald Trump is already heading on a ability to pierce change. Yes.

DICKERSON: Wow. And some Republicans have been observant to me, vast risk, yes, nonetheless maybe vast reward.


DICKERSON: Let’s– on a final doubt here, we’re articulate about a map as it’s kind of traditionally been in 2012 and so forth. What are a chances that a map could change outward of these bridgehead states that we’re informed with? What are we looking for in terms of what we should demeanour brazen to in terms of a map changing, if it does?

SALVANTO: we consider it’s a good chance. we mean, look, if we’ve schooled anything that’s here, John, is that we should plea a assumption, right? DICKERSON: Might be a whole new continent.

SALVANTO: Yeah. So– so what we’ve got here is we’re starting with a map and what we’ve seen from partisanship that’s formed on a final integrate of cycles. But we start to look– again a map tells a story about what kinds of citizens any of these possibilities can win. And take, for example, Donald Trump, who does unequivocally good with white operative category voters. Well, if he continues that as he did in a primaries and there’s some justification out of these polls that he can, well, then, his map could expand. He could put places likes Michigan, positively Pennsylvania, maybe even Minnesota in play. But afterwards a Democrats pull behind and they say, well, wait a second, there are states like say, Georgia that have been reliably Republican. They are carrying high growth. They have a incomparable shred of minority citizens now maybe we can put those states in play. So we consider that that if demographics is destiny and that’s partial of possibly or not this– this is all a case, afterwards we can start to demeanour during maybe a unequivocally changeable personification margin and that’s one of a vast things to watch over a subsequent 6 months.

DICKERSON: All right. And we’ll have we on to plead all of that, Anthony. One other thing is we missed a Florida matchup that is in a new poll. That shows that Clinton is during forty-three and Trump is during forty-two and with that we’ll be right behind with a panel.



KATE MCKINNON, COMEDIAN: Well, bartender, I’ve finished it. I’ve won a nomination. we mean, no, we haven’t– we keep losing states, but, mathematically, I’ve finished it. To math. All right. we consider I’m going to conduct home. Don’t we work too late now.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Oh, we won’t Mrs. Clinton. I’m indeed shutting adult a bar right now. So everybody’s got to go. That means we too, Sir.

LARRY DAVID, COMEDIAN: No freaking way. I’m not going anywhere. we can stay here as prolonged as we want.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Senator Sanders, I’m sorry. But a night is over.

DAVID: No, it’s not over! It’s not over until we contend it’s over!


DICKERSON: That’s Kate McKinnon and Larry David from “Saturday Night Live.”

Now for some domestic research we’re assimilated by Molly Ball of “The Atlantic,” Ezra Klein of vox.com, Ramesh Ponnuru of “The National Review,” and Ed O’Keefe of “The Washington Post.” We’re going to get to a Democratic competition in a moment.

But, Ed, we wish to start with you. There’s a new “Washington Post” check that shows a competition is unequivocally close. Our bridgehead tracker showed that too. So what do we — what struck we in this poll?

ED O’KEEFE, “THE WASHINGTON POST”: So this was a inhabitant consult and it puts Donald Trump brazen of Hillary Clinton for a initial time, 46 percent to 44 percent. A statistical tie in — in polling terms. But — nonetheless important that he got ahead. . we consider a dual things that stranded out to me, forty-eight percent of Clinton’s backers now especially voting to conflict Trump, while 53 percent of his supporters are with him to conflict her. So it shows we that this is one of those elections where it’s not about that guy, it’s about a other person.

The other thing that sticks out, we think, via this whole thing, if we — if we dive low into it, 52 percent of citizens right now revelation us they wish an gifted candidate, while 43 percent (INAUDIBLE). That array has tightened.. As if it continues to tighten, we consider it continues to uncover a genuine plea potentially for Mrs. Clinton since nobody in this competition nonetheless her, we know, speaks to a establishment, a experience, arrange of form of claimant that people would prefer. If a alien array continues to mount it would advise that Trump will do many better.

DICKERSON: That negativity we suggested is entrance in this race, no warn to any of us. But we found in a check in those — in Ohio and — and Florida, 7 in 10 people suspicion a competition would not be estimable of a presidency.


DICKERSON: Molly, are– are we astounded by these numbers that it’s so close?

MOLLY BALL, “THE ATLANTIC”: Well, we consider it has been rather surprising. A lot of even Republicans we talked to are astounded that a celebration has come home to Trump so quickly. And– and that’s unequivocally what we’re observant in a lot of these polls. You know the– before Trump won a nomination, there were these suppositious General Election matchups where Clinton was approach distant brazen of him. And that has tightened adult predominantly since of a coalescing of a Republican Party and a disaster to fuse of a Democratic Party. So we consider a genuine open doubt is possibly once Hillary Clinton does decisively win a Democratic assignment possibly her celebration comes home to her a approach Trump’s celebration has come home to him, that is not indispensably a certain thing.

DICKERSON: Ezra, of course, this is a prolonged approach off from, and we have an tangible choosing nonetheless a approach Democrats were articulate about Trump’s vulnerabilities with women, with younger voters, with citizens of color, we would have suspicion that those would be just– that we wouldn’t have numbers this tie so distant or right now. Do we feel that way?

EZRA KLEIN, VOX.COM: So we consider the– a doubt is one Molly customarily raised. Are we observant a duration of time right now where Trump has been means to start consolidating a Republican Party since of their primaries ended? But Hillary Clinton has not been means to connect a Democratic primary since their primary has not, yet, ended. There have been a lot of polling display that Clinton is unequivocally sagging right now since Bernie Sanders’ supporters are so disastrous on her. The Democratic primary has spin some-more bitter, some-more indignant in a final months. So we consider the– a thing that we am watchful to see is once that ends and during some indicate it will end, does hurt– do her numbers burst behind adult and we go behind to observant what we’ve been observant for a while, that is a six-seven indicate lead for Clinton over Trump in a polls.

DICKERSON: Ramesh, does this flog a leg out from underneath a Never Trump movement, that was already carrying problem since one of their arguments is, oh, he’s going to get slaughtered in a General Election. It’s going to be a disaster. But if polls are this close, Donald Trump, he mostly talks about a polls, will say, hey, I’m already ahead, so let’s keep rallying behind me.

RAMESH PONNURU, “NATIONAL REVIEW”: we consider it undercuts a Never Trump transformation in dual ways–one, since it shows that he’s not a certain loser. Two, since it shows that there isn’t indispensably this outrageous assembly of conservatism in Republicans who are discontented with him adequate to wish to bolt. It helps in another way, though, and that it shows that these are dual intensely unpopular candidates. Two people that many citizens don’t like and so it shows that there is maybe an assembly for somebody who is going to be a third celebration candidate. That’s what a Never Trump folks are going to be sticking to anyway.

DICKERSON: But do we think, Ezra, that a never — that a — that a third celebration candidate, we meant there are polls that uncover there’s an ardour for one. But an ardour is a lot opposite than building an classification in a 12 bridgehead states we need to win, right?

KLEIN: And removing on a list and doing all of that work. we consider “The Post” poll, if I’m not wrong —


KLEIN: — tested what would occur if we put in Mitt Romney as a third celebration claimant and– and he was using behind Clinton and Trump and he was, we consider if we remember correctly, around twenty percent, twenty-two percent of a vote.

O’KEEFE: Two percent.

KLEIN: So there– there is potentially appetite, nonetheless ardour does not, as we say, pierce into organization. And a problem for a Never Trump folks is that a evident outcome of that would be to destroy a Republican chances in the– in a choosing since what happens even in that Post check is that Mitt Romney takes some-more from Trump, obviously, than he does from Clinton.

DICKERSON: Molly, let’s switch to a — did we wish to burst in here?

BALL: Well, nonetheless it was indeed startling to me how many he took from Clinton and how small it influenced a overall. It did, however, change it from a slight Trump win to a slight Clinton win.

KLEIN: The singular — we meant flattering poignant Clinton won. But, yes, you’re right about that.

DICKERSON: Let’s pronounce about a Democrats here, Molly. How bad is a family quarrel in a Democratic Party right now? BALL: we consider it’s gotten a lot worse. we have indeed been astounded during a spin of acrimony. And– and we know, a Clinton plead believes that this is not a poignant barrier for her once we get to a General Election that a partial of a reason it’s spin so hostile is that the– a final arrange of tough core that clings to a losing claimant is always going to be a many fervent and sour and– and– and incompetent to see reality, perhaps. But it has, we know, we saw with a Nevada convention, some unequivocally nauseous things being hurled during a state boss there by a Bernie Sanders’ supporters, and we consider that shows we that– and, we know, going behind to this doubt about do Democrats come home a approach Republicans come home, it’s indeed a opposite doubt for Hillary Clinton than that since so many of Bernie Sanders support has come from independents in open primaries. So she doesn’t have to customarily pierce in– to pierce in his supporters she doesn’t customarily need to pierce home Democrats nonetheless a lot of independents and a lot of immature people who competence never have voted before who have been positively defence to her attracts in this Democratic primary.

DICKERSON: Is there anything, Ramesh, that — that they — that Republicans can feat from a stream tragedy in a Democratic race?

PONNURU: Well, Donald Trump says he’s going to try to interest to Sanders voters; and we suspect he’s going to try to make a kind of, I’m going to shake adult a complement customarily as he is perplexing to. I– we determine with him on trade. That’s something that he’s categorically pronounced and where a polling suggests that many citizens are unequivocally receptive right now to an anti-trade message. we don’t know in a finish if it’s going to means a vast commission of Sanders citizens to opinion for them nonetheless we customarily need a vast percentage.

DICKERSON: What about Ramesh’s indicate that they can — that these citizens can —

O’KEEFE: Well, we think– we consider they’re unequivocally simply Republicans going to be means to feat a fact that now we have a member of a Democratic Party who’s using for President observant that a celebration authority needs to get out, that she deserves to be primaried, that his supporters are clamoring for him to get endangered in other congressional races. You’re starting to see now a makings of what began in a Republican Party a few years ago, where they started going after celebration leaders, they started job for primaries of distinguished members of a party. That unequivocally good competence be partial of what Sanders or during slightest his supporters finish adult doing in a entrance years.

And a celebration competence be scheming itself now for a small some-more of a separate than we’ve seen in a past. And– and polling continues to uncover that– that Trump competence poll, we know, a double-digit during slightest bit of– of Sanders support into his stay as a plead continues. That would mostly be a antagonistic economically unsettled or economically endangered voter. They’re out there and they’re out there in states like Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, places where if a map starts to change this competition will be fun.

DICKERSON: Although we have, Ezra, in– in a many new CBS News-New York Times check found that seventy-two percent of Sanders citizens would opinion for Clinton in a general. In May of 2008 customarily sixty percent of Clinton supporters pronounced they would support Obama. So a Democratic competition for all of a fad this week, during slightest as a polling shows is not as prohibited as it was in ’08.

KLEIN: Yeah. I– we consider what we’re observant right now and we determine with Molly, it’s gotten some-more acrimonious, nonetheless it is not unusual. we meant we remember PUMAs of a 2008 convention–Hillary Clinton supporters would never underneath any business ever support Obama. But, of course, he got a very, not customarily normal nonetheless unequivocally healthy share of a Democratic opinion in– once a ubiquitous choosing indeed went down. And we consider we see it with Trump. we meant we were observant progressing it’s startling how fast Trump has combined a party. From a place of genuine severity and fear of people articulate about third celebration runs what’s been going on on a Democratic side has had many smaller differences than Trump contra a investiture of a Republican Party. And so, it is tough for me to see since it would be a many some-more formidable opening to bridge.

DICKERSON: OK. We’re going to take a small mangle right now, nonetheless we’ll be right behind with some-more of Ramesh, Ed, Ezra and Molly, in a moment.


DICKERSON: And we’re behind with a panel. Let’s switch to articulate about a Republicans, Ed, Donald Trump this week expelled eleven Supreme Court names. He competence collect a Supreme Court hopeful or dual from that. And he also was removing publicity from a NRA. How does that assistance him?

O’KEEFE: This– this is– this is arrange of bottom upkeep during a best. we meant he went out there and unequivocally fast he staid an emanate that had been a vast regard to a lot of these Republicans who were doubtful about his conservatism picking, eleven folks who essentially pass pattern with– with your assembly we would think. And a NRA publicity is important since of what he has pronounced in a past about gun control. He was– he was flattering understanding of restrictions and– and– and he tweeted in a past right after a Newtown tragedy, for example, that a President had oral for all of a nation in a arise of that gun assault and, yet, this weekend stands on a theatre in Kentucky, during a NRA gathering and even plainly suggests that since she’s so anti-gun, perhaps, Mrs. Clinton should go though her Secret Service protection, that’s accurately what a lot of Republicans wish to hear. That’s since we consider we’re commencement to see a converging work. And if we consider about a final few weeks, he came to Washington, gets a blessing of a lot of congressional leaders. He– he releases his Supreme Court nominations. He– he goes to a NRA and gets their blessing. He’s even finished some flattering half encourage nonetheless adequate to contend that he’s attempted attempts of removing Hispanic voters, or during slightest Hispanic conservatives. All of this designed to lessen a fears of Republicans that he’s utter of being their nominee.

DICKERSON: Ramesh, we have talked to Republicans who are ancillary Donald Trump, and I’d say, where are we on the– his anathema of new Muslim immigrants? They don’t determine with that. They don’t determine with a deport– with deportation. They don’t consider he’ll build a wall. But does any of that matter if he’s got a right opinions on Supreme Court nominees and a Second Amendment?

PONNURU: Well, it depends on who you’re articulate to possibly it matters. And we got to remember with the– a anathema on Muslims, with a wall, he’s also pronounced these are negotiating positions. So a lot of Republicans who don’t determine with it can support him anyway since they think, well, that’s customarily plead rhetoric. What’s engaging here is that typically a Republican hopeful courts conservatives during a primaries–


PONNURU: –and afterwards broadens a summary out here. Here we got a man who’s articulate how we’re going to greatfully conservatives of a Supreme Court and on guns after he’s clinched a nomination, that is a unequivocally startling position for Republicans.

O’KEEFE: But we consider it’s– it’s illusory counterprogramming during a time when Clinton and Sanders are still fighting with any other. Here he is spending, we know, a dual months before his gathering consolidating a support, checking all a boxes, going to all these opposite groups while they’re still fighting it out. Again, we consider that’s partial of since we’re observant a support he’s now enjoying.

PONNURU: But a last– a final bit he hasn’t gotten is a donors. The Republicans donors are still–

DICKERSON: Right now–

O’KEEFE: And that will be– that will substantially be a hardest of all.

DICKERSON: Molly, The New York Times says in a square currently and says all a vast donors, well, not all, nonetheless a lot of a vast donors in a Republican Party are not ancillary Donald Trump. Is that a problem or can he get around that somehow?

BALL: Well, it is a problem if he will not have a income that he needs to contest in this campaign. Although we consider what he would contend was he didn’t have a normal income or structure for a Republican primary and that was fine. we meant we would contend a integrate of things about this. First of all, you’re articulate about a normal donor bottom of a Republican Party, and what Trump is aiming to do is pierce in a nontraditional donor bottom of his friends who competence be arrange of individualist billionaires who haven’t been unequivocally endangered in politics in a past. His financial chairman, Steven Mnuchin, is someone who’s given some-more to Democrats, we know? Trump knows people like Carl Icahn, who pronounced he’s going to put a hundred and fifty million dollars into this election. So there competence be some– there competence be a whole new donor bottom that’s accessible to Trump. Also a RNC, we know, has been scheming to be a machine of a nominee’s campaign, whoever it is, for a final 4 years, and to do all of the– we know, digital margin organizing, all a small things that Trump doesn’t seem meddlesome in. DICKERSON: The individualist billionaire’s PAC it has a ring to it. Ezra, let me ask we about Guy Cecil, who is a conduct of Priorities USA, a Super PAC assisting Hillary Clinton said, that job Donald Trump unsure is competence be not such a intelligent suspicion since with a thought of risk is also interconnected with it that a suspicion that, hey, maybe there’s a vast prerogative out there. What do we consider about that in terms of Democratic messaging?

KLEIN: So a approach that– that– that a Clinton orbit, that includes Priorities USA is perplexing to consider about this election, is that there are dual ways they consider we can win it. One approach is that we can try to run a normal Democratic-Republican election, separate the– that– separate a voter elect– separate a citizens into dual groups and wish yours is a small bit bigger. That’s what Obama does in 2012. They consider there’s a possibility, and maybe that probability is not real. But they consider it competence be genuine that we can go a bit bigger than that, by creation Donald Trump non-professional for a presidency, that we can somehow remonstrate people that this is not someone who is customarily essentially competent that is something we see, by a way, in a post poll.


KLEIN: A lot of people trust he is not essentially qualified. And if we could do that, afterwards we get a landslide-level victory. And so we consider a thing they are perplexing to work by is what are a messages that are a slightest alienating to those independents and even potentially Republican moderates who they wish to collect up, things like risk, as we say, they competence have a downside of potentially saying, well, Donald Trump competence be improved than we think, nonetheless they’re perplexing to work in that organisation of– of ideas that are about being unqualified, non-professional for a presidency.

DICKERSON: Ramesh, Donald Trump met with Henry Kissinger this week to fix, we think, that gift question, right? How– how– how– what if he lines adult 10 of those meetings you’ve seen talking– does that help– does it assistance with a unfamiliar process investiture in a regressive side?

PONNURU: we consider it helps, but, fundamentally, it’s going to need a claimant himself, not customarily to accommodate with people nonetheless to– to sound opposite when he’s articulate about issues. we consider Ezra’s right about what the– a disadvantage that a polls show. Even when they uncover Trump brazen they uncover a infancy of Americans, with infancy of purebred citizens who don’t consider he has a right spirit to be president, who don’t consider he is competent to be president. Now, obviously, formed on a altogether numbers, not adequate people are– are weighing that regard heavily adequate for a Democrats. But what they’re going to try to do is get them to import it a small bit some-more heavily.

DICKERSON: All right. That’s going to have to be a final word. Thanks to all of you. Thanks unequivocally many for watching. And we’ll be right back.

(COMMERCIAL BREAK) DICKERSON: That’s it for us today. Thanks for watching. Until subsequent week for FACE THE NATION, I’m John Dickerson.


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