Rachel Maddow - (Sort of) Endorsing a Republican Presidential Candidate

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Rachel Maddow, host of MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show," discusses the upcoming presidential election and weighs in on the Republican candidates. (4:52)

MY GUEST TONIGHT HOSTS MSNBC'S"THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW."

PLEASE WELCOME RACHEL MADDOW!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)♪♪

I DIDN'T KNOW IF I COULD COME INFOR THE HUG THERE!

>> IT WAS A LITTLE MOMENT THERE.

>> Trevor: BUT IT WAS A HUG.

>> FROM HERE ON OUT, IT'S A HUG.

>> Trevor: YOU HUGGED BACK, YOUCAN GO BACK FROM A HUG.

>> WE CAN SEE IF WE CAN HAVE OURFIRST FIGHT AND SEE HOW IT GOES

THE NEXT TIME.

>> Trevor: THANK YOU SO MUCHFOR COMING TONIGHT.

>> HAPPY TO BE HERE.

>> Trevor: I SAW THAT YOU WERERAGGING ON KEVIN McCARTHY THE

WHOLE WEEK SAYING HE COULDN'TSTRING A SENTENCE TOGETHER AND

NOW HE'S DROPPED OUT OF THE RACEFOR HOUSE SPEAKER.

(APPLAUSE)

>> I DON'T KNOW IF IT WAS ME.

IT'S A HARD THING TO TAKE CREDITFOR.

HE WAS A WEIRD CHOICE BECAUSE --

(LAUGHTER)

SO IT HASN'T BEEN SINCE, LIKE,1891 THAT ANYBODY WITH THAT

LITTLE EXPERIENCE IN CONGRESSWAS GOING TO BE SPEAKER.

HE'S PASSED TWO BILLS THE WHOLETIME HE'S BEEN IN THE CONGRESS,

ONE RENAMED A POST OFFICE FORTHE COUNTRY SINGER BUCK OWENS.

I LOVE ME SOME BUCK OWENS -- BUTTHE OTHER BILL ALSO RENAMED

ANOTHER THING.

THAT'S IT, NEVER RUN ACOMMITTEE, NOTHING.

AND HE DOES HAVE A PROBLEM WITHALKING-TAY.

>> Trevor: I THINK YOU DID ALOT.

A WEEK OF THAT, THE MAN IS GONE.

WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO STARTTALKING ABOUT ASSAD?

THAT'S WHAT I'M WONDERING ABOUT.

>> OR PUTIN OR --

>> Trevor: LET'S TALK ABOUT THERACHEL MADDOW FORUM.

DOES IT HAVE A NAME? I SAWYOU'RE VERY EXCITED

ABOUT THAT BY THE WAY.

>> IT'S NOT THE RACHEL MADDOWFORUM.

NOBODY WOULD COME.

(LAUGHTER)

SO THE DEMOCRATS ARE ONLYDOING SIX DEBATES THIS YEAR.

>> Trevor: YES.

>>THE REPUBLICANS ARE DOING12-ISH.

BUT DEMOCRATS HAVEN'T STARTEDYET, THEY'RE ONLY DOING SIX.

A LOT OF PEOPLE WANT THEDEMOCRATS TO DO MORE.

THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY SAYS, NO,WE'RE NOT GOING TO DO MORE, BUT

THEY ADDED THIS FORUM INSOUTH CAROLINA BETWEEN THE FIRST

TWO DEBATES ON NOVEMBER 6, ANDHILLARY CLINTON, BERNIE SANDERS,

MARTIN O'MALLEY WILL BE THERE,AND IT'S A FORUM.

>> Trevor: WHOA, WHOA, YOUSTOPPED COUNTING.

WHO ELSE?

>> THAT'S ALL I KNOW.

THOSE ARE THE ONLY ONES WHO SAIDYES.

>> Trevor: SO THE OTHERSAREN'T COMING?

WHO ELSE?

THE OTHER GUY.

>> YEAH, THE OTHER GUY.

>> Trevor: AND THEN THE OTHERGUY.

>> AND THEN THE SHORT GUY.

>> Trevor: AND THEN THE SHORTGUY.

>> YEAH.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Trevor: PEOPLE ARE POLLING AT0.0 -- THEY JUST NEED ONE PERSON

AND CHANGES THEIR POLLS?

>> EVEN ON THE REPUBLICAN SIDESOMETIMES THERE IS POLLS THAT

COME IN WITH A LOT OFRESPONDENTS.

AND IT'S NOT JUST, YOU KNOW,YOU'RE BELOW THE ROUNDING ERROR.

LITERALLY ZERO PEOPLE WANTLINDSEY GRAHAM TO BE PRESIDENT

IN SOME OF THESE POLLS.

YOU HAVE TO FEEL BAD FOR THEMBUT THAT'S HAPPENING A LOT ON

THE DEMOCRATIC SIDE.

>> Trevor: LET'S TALK ABOUTBERNIE SANDERS.

EVERYONE IS LOOKING AT HILLARYCLINTON AS A FRONTRUNNER.

EVERYONE THINKS THIS IS HER RACETO LOSE.

WHAT DO YOU THINK BERNIE SANDERSHAS TO DO TO WIN IT?

>> I THINK IT WOULD BE AN UPHILLBATTLE BUT ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.

I THINK THAT HE PROBABLY ISGOING TO WIN NEW HAMPSHIRE.

NO MATTER HOW UNLIKELY SOMETHINGLOOKS, ONCE YOU GET A FIRST WIN,

IF YOU ARE THE UNDERDOG AND YOUWIN SOMETHING YOU'RE NOT

EXPECTED TO WIN, IT CAN CHANGEALL THE OTHER DYNAMICS.

LET'S SEE SHE WINS IOWA, HE WINSNEW HAMPSHIRE, EVERYBODY IS SO

SHOCKED HE WINS NEW HAMPSHIRE ITCOULD REORDER THINGS.

>> Trevor: I WANT TO KNOW ONETHING FROM YOU, IF YOU HAD TO

VOTE FOR RUN OF THE REPUBLICANCANDIDATES --

>> OH...

>> Trevor: IF YOU HAD TOVOTE --

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

IF YOU HAD TO VOTE -- IF SOMEONEHELD A GUN TO YOUR HEAD BECAUSE

BEN CARSON SAID, POINT IT THATWAY, WHO WOULD YOU VOTE FOR?

YOU HAD TO VOTE FOR ONE OF THE12.

>> ONE OF THE ONE RUNNING?

>> Trevor: NO, ONE OF THE MAIN12 ON THE DEBATE STAGE.

>> THE MAIN 12?

>> Trevor: YEAH.

WHO WOULD IT BE?

>> AHHH!

I'M HAVING BACK PAIN!

I THINK -- I DON'T KNOW.

I HONESTLY DON'T KNOW.

CAN I MODIFY IT?

IF I WERE A REPUBLICAN AND IWANTED TO PICK THE BEST

CANDIDATE FOR THE GENERALELECTION, THE PERSON I WOULD

HAVE BEST CHANCE AGAINST HILLARYCLINTON, I THINK -- THAT WOULD

STILL BE HARD.

(LAUGHTER)

I THINK IT MIGHT BE JOHN KASICH,I DON'T KNOW.

>> Trevor: THERE YOU HAVE IT!

RACHEL MADDOW IS VOTING FOR JOHNKASICH!