Mark Halperin: Donald Trump Is The Second Best Presidential Candidate I've Ever Seen (After Bill Clinton)

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MARK HALPERIN, BLOOMBERG MEDIA: It's a lot about his supporters, but I think it's at least 25% about him. He's one of the two most talented presidential candidates any of us have covered

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Who's the other one?

MARK HALPERIN: Bill Clinton.

EUGENE ROBINSON: And not Barack Obama? The black guy from Chicago with the name "Barack Hussein Obama" who got elected twice?

MARK HALPERIN: Strong third. Look at what Donald Trump does every day to defy --

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Don't even open your computer. Turn it upside down right now. You can't say that.


MARK HALPERIN: In terms of pure political skill --

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: You're going to be attacked.

MARK HALPERIN: Barack Obama had David Axelrod and David Plouffe and a squadron of people around him who knew what they were doing.

SCARBOROUGH: Those guys microtargeted -- they were in the back rooms. They mapped it all out. Donald Trump has Donald Trump, Cory Lewandowski, Hope Hicks. A couple other people.

MARK HALPERIN: You've said it a lot on the show, you cannot understate, overstate how much this is just him.

SCARBOROUGH: By the way, somebody called me the other day and said, I want to go on -- I want to go on an interview today. Do you have any idea who I would call to get talking points? I said, are you kidding me? There is no press operation, because there is no operation.

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Which is -- which makes it one of the most amazing things --

SCARBOROUGH: It really is. It makes it one of the most remarkable political achievements of our lifetime, what he has done, by himself. It also makes it one of the most dangerous.... That somebody could get elected president with nobody around him.

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