Transcript for Trump follows divisive rally with unity call in Reno speech
The latest from president trump back at the white house after a western tour marked by striking shifts in tone. First that fiery attack on the media and fellow Republicans in Phoenix then a call for unity and healing in Reno. Our chief white house correspondent Jon Karl has the story. Good morning, Jon. Reporter: Good morning, George. It was a defiant two-day trip out west where the president aimed some of his harshest attacks at fellow Republicans. As the president returned to the white house overnight, he ignored questions on whether he plans to pardon controversial sheriff Joe arpaio. On his trip out west, the president did a political version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. After Tuesday’s 75-minute diatribe against his critics. I always hear about the elite. I went to better schools than they did. I was a better student than they were. I live in a bigger, more beautiful apartment and I love in the white house too which is really great. Reporter: On Wednesday, he talked of love and unity. It is time to heal the wounds that divide us and to seek a new unity based on the common values that unite us. Reporter: The two speeches just hours apart were shockingly different in tone. We are defined by our shared humanity, by our citizenship in this magnificent nation. I really think they don’t like our country. I really believe that. And by the love that fills our hearts. I hit them with neo-nazi. I hit them with everything. Reporter: In Arizona the president also lashed out at the state’s two Republican senators. Prompting the speaker of the house to issue a plea for Republican unity instead. I think the president feels that’s a strategy that works for him. I would just say I think it’s important we all stay unified. Reporter: In Arizona the president also threatened a government shutdown if congress does not fund his border wall, something that is not sitting well with fellow Republicans, Paul rn said, nobody wants a shutdown and Mitch Mcconnell put out a statement saying he has a good relationship with the president saying we are working together to develop tax reform and infrastructure legislation to grow the economy and create jobs to prevent a government default and fund the government so we can advance our priorities in the short and long terms but, George, you’ll notice in that statement, no mention of the border wall and I am told that Mcconnell and the president have not spoken in more than two weeks and their last conversation was a tense phone call where the president was essentially shouting at Mcconnell over the Russia investigation. Tense times in that showdown looming fast. We saw yesterday Hillary Clinton speaking out, an excerpt of her ok coming out in September where she talks about that moment in the debate with Donald Trump where he was looming behind her. Let’s listen. Well, what would you do? Do you stay calm, keep smiling and carry on as if he weren’t repeatedly invading your space? Or look him in the eye and say loudly and clearly, back up, you creep. Get away from me. I know you love to intimidate women but you can’t intimidate me. So back up. She might wish now she had said that but this book is going to be coming out in September when all these other big issues are hitting. Reporter: It shows she will not hold back and, George, the president hasn’t held back. He sometimes attacks Hillary Clinton so harshly and so regularly that it seems like the campaign was never over.
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