‘The Five’ reacts to Trump and Pelosi trading ‘meltdown’ insults


THIS IS “THE FIVE” THIS IS “THE FIVE.” PRESIDENT TRUMP DECLARING A BIG WIN FOR AMERICA IF TURKEY AGREES TO A 120 HOUR CEASE-FIRE IN SYRIA. ENDING THE VIOLENCE BETWEEN THAT COUNTRY AND THE KURDS. HERE’S THE PRESIDENT.>>THIS IS AN AMAZING OUTCOME. THIS WAS SOMETHING THEY’VE BEEN TRYING TO GET FOR TEN YEARS. YOU WOULD HAVE LOST MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF LIVES. THEY COULDN’T GET IT WITHOUT A LITTLE ROUGH LOVE, AS I CALLED IT. THE PROCESS STARTED AND WE STARTED TO NEGOTIATE. IT’S A GREAT DAY FOR THE UNITED STATES. IT’S A GREAT DAY FOR TURKEY. A GREAT DAY FOR THE KURDS. IT’S REALLY A GREAT DAY FOR CIVILIZATION.>>Jesse: THIS COMES AS CHAOS ERUPTS ON CAPITOL HILL. TOP DEMOCRATS STORMED OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE MEETING ON SYRIA. LEADING TO A WAR OF WORDS BETWEEN PRESIDENT TRUMP AND SPEAKER PELOSI. THEY ARE ACCUSING EACH OTHER OF HAVING A MELTDOWN.>>WHY ARE OUR TROOPS GOING TO SAUDI ARABIA IF HE PROMISED TO BRING THEM HOME? HE SAID THE SAUDI ARABIANS ARE PAYING FOR IT. REALLY? WE ARE PUTTING OUR TROOPS IN HARM’S WAY FOR SAUDI ARABIA? IT JUST DIDN’T ADD UP. WHAT HE DID DO WAS CAUSE A MELTDOWN ON THE PART OF THE PRESIDENT BECAUSE HE WAS UNHAPPY WITH THE QUESTIONS.>>Jesse: PRESIDENT TRUMP TWEETED THIS PHOTO CALLING OUT “NERVOUS NANCY’S UNHINGED MELTDOWN.” SHE MADE HER TWITTER COVER PHOTO. MEANWHILE THE MEDIA ARE PREDICTABLY SLAMMING TRUMP AND PRAISING NANCY.>>SHOULD AMERICANS BE WORRYING ABOUT THE BEHAVIOR OF PRESIDENT TRUMP?>>LOOK AT THAT PHOTO OF ONE WOMAN STANDING UP AND, YOU KNOW, GIVING IT TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AT A TABLE WITH ALL MEN.>>THE PRESIDENT SURRENDERED AGAIN TO PUTIN WHO SURRENDERED AGAIN TO SYRIA WHO HAS SURRENDERED AGAIN TO IRAN. I WANT YOU TO LOOK AT THE PEOPLE ON THE PRESIDENT’S SIDE OF THE TABLE, THE GENERALS, THE CONGRESSMAN, THE LEADERS. BOWING THEIR HEADS IN SHAME.>>Jesse: LET’S TAKE IT TO OUR CHIEF MELTDOWN CORRESPONDENT, GREG GUTFELD. WHAT SAY YOU?>>Greg: WAS THAT JOE SCARBOROUGH? REMEMBER THIS IS THE GUY WHOSE SOLE EMPLOYMENT SKILL IS READING PEOPLE’S MINDS. HE KNOWS WHAT THEY ARE THINKING. I CAN READ BODY LANGUAGE. ONE THING BUT I’M TIRED OF IS THE WORD MELTDOWN. THIS PHRASE CAME FROM MEDIA BLOGS. WHENEVER THEY SEE SOME OF THIS MATTER HAS A STRONG POINT OF VIEW, THEY GO THAT PERSON MELTDOWN. IT IS SO OVERUSED. I DOUBT ANYBODY MELTING DOWN IN THAT MEETING. TRUMP DIDN’T. NANCY DIDN’T. NOBODY MELTED DOWN. IT’S AN OVERUSED WORD. LET’S BAN IT. HERE’S MY POINT, YOU SAY YOU CARE ABOUT THE KURDS. YOU DON’T WANT THE KURDS TO DIE. BUT YOU WALK OUT OF A MEETING BECAUSE DONALD TRUMP WAS RUDE TO YOU. SO A, YOU REALLY DIDN’T CARE ABOUT THE KURDS IF AN INSULT MADE YOU LEAVE. OR B, YOU HAVE BEEN EXAGGERATING THE CONSEQUENCES OF THIS ENTIRE STORY EVER SINCE. CASE IN POINT: NOBODY REALLY KNOWS OR IS TALKING ABOUT WHAT’S GOING ON ANYMORE. IT WAS BASICALLY JUST ANOTHER STRATEGICALLY POLITICAL ATTEMPT TO MESS WITH TRUMP. WHY WOULD YOU LEAVE A MEETING IF YOU REALLY CARE? IF YOU ARE INSULTING ME, MARTHA, I WOULD TAKE IT IF IT WAS TO SAVE JESSE’S LIFE. [LAUGHTER]>>Jesse: ARE YOU SURE ABOUT THAT?>>Greg: NO, I’M NOT SURE. JUAN.>>Jesse: DO YOU THINK THAT GREG MIGHT BE RIGHT? DO YOU THINK SHE WENT INTO THE MEETING READY TO RUN OUT OF THERE OR DO YOU THINK IT WAS A SPUR OF THE MOMENT THING?>>Martha: THE PICTURE REMINDS ME OF THAT HIGH SCHOOL SOCIAL MEDIA TIT FOR TAT. PEOPLE ARE LOOKING DOWN BECAUSE THEIR SPIT FLYING ACROSS THE ROOM. THEY ARE PROBABLY TRYING TO STAY OUT OF IT. I AGREE WITH GREG. I THINK IT’S A SERIOUS ISSUE NO MATTER WHICH SIDE YOU STAND ON. I THINK THERE’S A LOT THAT IS STILL TO BE RESOLVED REGARDLESS OF WHAT WE HEARD THIS AFTERNOON. WHETHER OR NOT THE KURDS ARE GOING TO ACCEPT THE CEASE-FIRE. I THINK PEOPLE LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED IN THE ROOM YESTERDAY AND THEY SAY SERIOUSLY? YOU PEOPLE CANNOT SIT DOWN AND HAVE A DISCUSSION? ON THE OTHER HAND, ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO DO THAT? GIVEN THE ENVIRONMENT. EVERYBODY WHO WAS IN THE ROOM ON IT WAS HOW THE TABLE IS TELLING HIM HE IS THE MOST CORRUPT PERSON TO EVER HOLD THE WHITE HOUSE OFFICE. PEOPLE ARE SAYING YOU ARE ILLEGITIMATE AND THEY MUST GO. PLEASE. COME ON OVER. LET’S CHAT. IT’S OF IMPOSSIBLE ENVIRONMENT FOR THEM TO WORK IN.>>Juan: WHO INVITED THE CHAT? IT WAS THE PRESIDENT WHO INVITED THEM.>>Martha: HE SAYS THE OPPOSITE.>>Juan: OBVIOUSLY WAS AT THAT WHITE HOUSE.>>Greg: DON’T MELTDOWN, JUAN.>>Juan: WITH CLIMATE CHANGE, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. SO MANY REPUBLICANS. IT’S NOT DEMOCRATS VERSUS REPUBLICANS. IT’S THE DEMOCRATS. THEY DON’T LIKE TRUMP. NO, NO. 129 REPUBLICANS WHO VOTED TO CONDEMN TRUMP’S DECISION TO PULL THE TROOPS IN SYRIA. HERE’S A SITUATION. WHAT REALLY ANGERED HIM WAS WHEN NANCY PELOSI SAID MR. PRESIDENT, I HAVE TO INFORM YOU THAT THE MAJORITY OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONDEMNING YOUR DECISION ON SYRIA, INCLUDING 129 REPUBLICANS. THAT’S WHEN HE STARTED CALLING HER A THIRD-RATE POLITICIAN.>>Greg: THIRD GRADE.>>Juan: I DON’T USUALLY GIVE ANY ADVICE DONALD TRUMP BECAUSE HE DOESN’T WANT TO HEAR MY WORDS ANYWAY.>>Greg: HE WROTE AN ENTIRE BOOK ON HIM!>>Juan: THAT WAS ABOUT RACISM. I WILL GIVE THIS POLITICAL ADVICE. I THINK IT’S A MISTAKE AND IT’S A PROVEN MISTAKE THAT NANCY PELOSI IS ANY THIRD-RATE POLITICIAN. NANCY PELOSI, GO BACK AND ASKED JOHN BOEHNER. ASK PAUL RYAN ABOUT ACCOMPLISHMENTS BEING SPEAKER. AT THIS TABLE WE THOUGHT SHE’S NOT GOING TO GET REELECTED AS SPEAKER. SHE IS A HAS-BEEN. SHE IS A HISTORIC FIGURE AT THIS POINT.>>Greg: IF SHE WANTED TO SAVE THE KURDS, TO WALK OUT OVER A MEETING OVER NAME-CALLING WHEN THE KURDS ARE DYING.>>Juan: SHE’S TRYING TO GET SOMETHING DONE. ALL HE’S DOING IS CALLING — WHO IS HE ERRATIC? WHO IS MELTING DOWN? DID YOU SEE THE LETTER HE WROTE?>>Greg: THE LETTER.>>Juan: YOU ARE A FOOL. MR. PRESIDENT. DID YOU HEAR WHAT MARTHA SAID?>>Martha: THERE WAS A TWEET.>>Greg: IT WORKED.>>Juan: NO, NO.>>Jesse: WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE FACT THAT NANCY WAS THE ONE WHO LEFT FRONT HER DEMOCRATIC COLLEAGUES STAYED.>>Juan: IS THAT TRUE? SCHUMER WALKED OUT TOO.>>Jesse: SCHUMER AND PELOSI WALKED OUT. EVERYONE ELSE STAYED.>>Emily: IT SPEAKS VOLUMES.>>Greg: CARRYING HER JACKET.>>Emily: IT SPEAKS VOLUMES ABOUT THEIR PRIORITIES. IT’S A PERFECT ILLUSTRATION THEY CONTRARY TO WHAT THE DEMOCRATS ARE SAYING, THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES SPECIFICALLY, THAT NO, YOU CAN’T WALK AND CHEW GUM AT THE SAME TIME. YOU CANNOT TARGET TRUMP AND LEGISLATE AT THE SAME TIME BECAUSE IN A MEETING LIKE THIS WHERE IT’S A HIGH-STAKES EVER, LIVES BEING LOST, YOU STILL CAN’T GET IT TOGETHER ENOUGH TO LEGISLATE WHICH IS WHAT WE ARE PAYING FOR. WE ARE PAYING PELOSI AND SCHUMER TO LEGISLATE. IN THAT MOMENT, TO COME TO A CONSENSUS AND AGREE TO SAVE LIVES. SECOND POINT, THEY ARE SQUAWKING ABOUT THE INSULT TO THE COEQUAL BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT AND I SEE PELOSI AND SCHUMER AS EQUATING THEMSELVES INDIVIDUALLY WITH THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENCY. RATHER THAN THE EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE BRANCHES BEING EQUAL. THEY ARE NOT PROVING TO ME THAT THEIR INDIVIDUAL HUBRIS IS OUT RANKED BY THE DUTY TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.>>Jesse: TO YOUR SECOND POINT THAT YOU MADE, GREG, REMEMBER WHEN THE PRESIDENT WAS THINKING ABOUT IMPEACHMENT ON THE WAY? HE SAID IF YOU’RE GOING TO DO IMPEACHMENT, WE ARE NOT CAN DO ANYTHING. NOT GOING TO GET ANYTHING DONE. IT LOOKS LIKE THAT’S HAPPENED.>>Greg: WHAT’S INTERESTING AND TO ADDRESS JUAN’S DILIGENT POINT ABOUT THE REPUBLICANS, IT IS. THERE’S A DISCONNECT BETWEEN THE OLD GUARD AND THE OLD WARRIORS AND NEW THINKING. THE PROBLEM WITH WINNING A WAR IS YOU’VE GOT TO STAY THERE. THE GREAT THING ABOUT ECONOMIC WARFARE, YOU CAN DO IT FROM HOME. I THINK THAT’S THE WAY TRUMP SEES IT. HE SEES ECONOMIC WARFARE, THE THREAT TO NORTH KOREA, THE THREATS TO TURKEY, AS A WAY TO PULL THE LEVERS OF GLOBALISM. GLOBALISM ONLY WORKS IF YOU CAN MANIPULATE THE LEVERS. SO HE’S DOING THAT INSTEAD OF THROWING AMERICAN BODIES INTO, AS HE WOULD CALL IT, A PILE OF SAND. INSTEAD OF BOMBS TO DROP, LEVERS TO PULL MAKES MORE SENSE. I THINK THE OLD GUARD, EVEN IF PEOPLE WHO ARE CRITICAL OF THIS, I DON’T THINK THEY ARE READY FOR THIS NEW KIND OF THINKING.>>Juan: SO YOU THINK REPUBLICANS OF THE OLD GUARD. THE REPUBLICANS WHO VOTED AGAINST TRUMP.>>Greg: I THINK LINDSEY.>>Juan: HERE’S THE REALITY. IF YOU DO SOMETHING ON AN ERRATIC BASIS WITHOUT THINKING OF THE REPERCUSSIONS.>>Greg: THIS HAS BEEN GOING –>>Juan: YOU LOOK AT THE DAMAGE.

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