good evening. it's the summer of
, but right about now, it sures seem the summer of
. we don't vote for president again for a good long while and yet all the candidates are out on the road. the president, the entire gop field, and right about now, the rest of the country is learning what texans already know about their governor, what he says, what he does, how he does business and it's givant rest of us something to talk about and watch closely right here in the middle of august. and as proof that the campaign is already on, today's debate had to do with money, name calling and whether or not the
president of the united states
loves his country. we begin here tonight with nbc's
campaigning today in iowa at the world's largest truck stop,
was not backing down about the storm he created by taking aim at fed chairman,
this guy prints more money between now and the election, i don't know what y'all would do to him in iowa, but we'd -- we would treat him pretty ugly down in
. i mean, printing more money to play politics at this particular time in
is almost treacherous -- or treesonness in my opinion.
's comments also crossed the line for some republicans. fellow texan
say it had is not presidential.
it was a very unfortunate comment. you don't accuse the
chairman of the federal reserve
of being a traitor to his country, of being guilty of treeson. and suggesting that we treat him pretty ugly in
rough and tumble
, a former
pilot, has also repeatedly questioned
the president had the opportunity to serve his country, i'm sure at some time, and he made a decision that that wasn't what he wanted to do.
is he saying the president doesn't love america?
you need to ask him.
late today, the president responded to
be a little more careful about what you say. but i will cult him some slack. he has only been at it for a few days now.
swagger is his
, bred of a hardscrabble boy hood on the
and aggie root at
's chief claim to challenging
says his state produced 43% of all the jobs created across america in the last two years. with an unemploy rate at 8.2%, well below the national average, partly because of the
oil and gas
boom, partly because of growing trade with mexico, and federal
. critics point out that
has the highest percentage of residents with no
and ties mississippi for the percent tam of low-wage jobs. still, those who know
say don't underestimate him.
anybody who sells him short and thinks that he is a light weight is making a
had repeated opportunities all day today to back off his comment about the president and the fed chairman and he did not. clearly showing how he plans to separate himself from the other candidates, like fellow
starting us off in d.c. tonight. andrea, thanks.