How college admissions scandal plays in the 2020 race

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By Chuck Todd, Mark Murray and Carrie Dann

WASHINGTON – The fallowing college admissions scandal There were two Hollywood actresses and embarrassed some of the country's top universities not only emphasized the distinction between haves and garden-nots.

It also plays into the hands of the Democratic President's hopes who have deleted this split a central message in their campaigns.

Here, Elizabeth Warren was in her campaign launch: "Today, millions and millions and millions of American families … are struggling to survive in a system rigged by the rich and the well-connected. who has too much power, not only in our economy, but also in our democracy. "

Here, Bernie Sanders was in his first rally as a 2020 candidate: "We no longer accept 46 percent of all new revenue up to 1 percent while millions of Americans are forced to work 2 or 3 jobs just to survive and more than half of our people pay paycheck to paycheck. "

Here was Kamala Harris in her CNN City Hall: "The people of our country, our country's families, deserve to have leaders focused on their needs … as opposed to … [to] helps the richest people and the largest companies. "

But the story can also play with Trump voters who think college is rigged, but perhaps for another reason – affirmative action.

The nation is rightly annoyed by yesterday's news that exposed 1) how the rich have tried to take advantage of the system, and 2) how another US institution (higher education) has settled down.

Get ready for the 2020 candidates to intervene on it.

Trump embraces Pelosi (on charge)

Talking about a problem that comes into the hands of the unity … We told you that President Trump and his allies would probably try to exploit Nancy Pelosi to charge the table – at least for now.

And take advantage they did.

"I greatly appreciate Nancy Pelos's statement of persecution, but everyone must remember the little fact that I have never done anything wrong," Trump tweeted this morning.

The Trump campaign added: "Every democrat running for president should be made to answer: Are they in agreement with the speaker who is opposed to basic impeachment charges, or will they break the country by bending the radical elements in their party? ”

By coming out against the impeachment – for now – Pelosi provided cover for many of her members.

But she also gave Trump cover.

So again, Pelosi now has leverage over Trump as an arbiter of what is impossible if / when the Mueller story changes.

Brexit has been a bust

Interruption for the sake of interruption does not necessarily lead to the best of political results.

Just ask the British over the pond, whose legislators for the second time in the last two months rejected Prime Minister Theresa Mays divorce with the European Union.

"Tuesday's defeat came just 17 days before the UK is due to leave the 28-country block," NBC News. "There is also doubt as to whether Britain's departure will be as planned – or not at all."

It's worth watching: if the 2016 trial has been more of a failure – Britain's Brexit or Trump?

2020 Vision: Schultz's promises and priorities

Possible Third Party Presidential candidate Howard Schultz holds a speech in Miami at. 11:00 ET. And in that, the former Starbucks CEO will outline his promises and priorities NBC's Dylan Byers reports.

Among the promises are: not signing any law that does not have two-party support and does not nominate the Supreme Court's justice unless he / she can be confirmed by two-thirds of the Senate.

Among the priorities: getting the federal budget under control, limiting power with special interests and reducing executive authority.

Our Question: How does a person who has no experience in US politics, bring Democrats and Republicans together for the Supreme Court's nominations and deficit reduction? What would he do that hasn't been tried before?

Tweet of the day

Data Download: Today's number is … 28

Twentyeight. It's the number of tweets and retweets from the president's Twitter account over the last 24 hours, after the time of publication.

It includes

  • Clams on how planes are "too complex to fly," the president's "harassment" from the charges in New York, Nancy Pelosi's charges, Gavin Newsom's death penalty moratorium in California and the economy;
  • References to climate change as "false news", Jews leaving the Democratic Party, and Jay Leno's thoughts on late night comedy;
  • Two all-caps exhortations to make America big again and keep America great;
  • And retweets of accounts belonging to his wife, his VP, his daughter, his son Donald Trump Jr., the official White House account and a tweet originally sent in 2016 by a Trump fan in Arizona.

The door: Too many chefs

Do not miss chest from yesterday, when one of us looked at how the enormous democratic field poses a challenge to pollsters charged with finding out exactly who should be involved in their horserace studies.

ICYMI: News clips you should not miss

It is Manafort's judgment Day two.

Boeing CEO made a personal appeal to the President yesterday, when other countries moved to the ground 737 Max 8. (FAA does not stand by his call that the earth is flying.)

Gavin Newsom will stop executions in California, the death penalty calls "discriminatory" and "incompatible with our core values".

Nancy Pelosi has a two-track strategy on persecution.

Bet O&R 39, Rourke is expanding his scheduled Iowa trip as he ramps up to decision day.

And other news stories you shouldn't miss …

Trump agenda: Start spreading the news

New York lawyer lawyer is a disgrace banks about Trump-related projects.

Lisa Side defended himself last year over claims that interfere with affected federal investigations of Trump and Russia.

Some Fox News advertisers pulls ads from shows hosted by Jeanine Pirro and Tucker Carlson.

Mike Pence is takes lots of beats for Trump.

EU is warning That the risk of a no-deal Brexit has never been higher.

Female veterinarians have had to endure harassment at VA, New York Times writes.

Why are Republicans trying to do "Jexodus" happen?

2020: Hold pattern

Democrats is in a hold pattern for those "few weeks" until Biden indicates he is going to think.

Democratic presidential candidates are all trying to remain competitive in the money competition, but also to prove that they are not seen for large donors.

Beto O&R; Rourke and Joe Biden will both add a new tribe of centrism for a leftist president field.