Nightly News Broadcast (Full) - June 18, 2019 | NBC Nightly News

  • Published on Jun 19, 2019
  • Trump speaks out about the sudden departure of Acting Defense Sec. Patrick Shanahan, decorated Navy SEAL faces trial for war crimes, and migrant crisis costs up to $17,000 every day in this New Mexico city.

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    1:36 Patrick Shanahan Withdraws As Trump's Defense Secretary Pick
    3:44 Trump: Tanker Attacks U.S. Blames On Iran Were "Very Minor"
    4:23 Trump Threatens To Deport "Millions" Of Undocumented Immigrants
    4:52 War Crimes Trial Begins ForNavy Seal Charged With Murder
    6:49 Jon Stewart Vs. Sen Mitch McConnell In 9/11 Victims Fund Battle
    9:35 Inside New Mexico Town Shelter Housing Massive Migrant Overflow
    13:50 Beto O'Rourke Shares His Plan For New Voting Rights Act
    15:51 Ninth American Tourist Found Dead In Dominican Republic
    17:42 Over $1 Billion Worth Of Cocaine Seized At Philadelphia Port
    18:44 Great White Shark Surprises Fishermen Off New Jersey Coast
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Comments • 561

  • Iva Lee
    Iva Lee 28 days ago

    isis killed weather injuries or not is just fine but if he killed some bystanders that don't sound right

  • Joseph Ross
    Joseph Ross 29 days ago

    The Hispanic immigrants, most of them have never been to school, cannot read or write in their own language let alone English, that being particularly problematic when they cannot read or follow the road signs when they try to drive; which they constantly do without a license or insurance. They state of Texas issues driver’s licenses to illiterate Hispanics every day. They also have the audacity to be violently racist toward the white people that are trying to welcome them into society. They isolate themselves into groups, bands, tribes, of their own kind and criminal gangs. They do not try any harder than bare minimum necessary to assimilate into American society. The Hispanic people from all these unstable countries, created their own problems. They need to stay in their own countries and solve their own problems or dissolve their countries and go back to living in tribes like the Europeans found them 600-700 years ago. Either way, it is not the moral duty of the USA to solve their problems. Pointing these things out does not make me a racist. It makes me a concerned American citizen.

  • Jack Duffy
    Jack Duffy 29 days ago +1

    When a destabilized economy becomes a problem for a nation the smugglers are there to fill the gaps, And the games of hide and seek begins, Economic growth should be watched by the government not by Auganized crime.

  • Tony Harris
    Tony Harris Month ago

    Trump hires only the best people.

  • XRocky y
    XRocky y Month ago

    Oh I came here for x

  • Jose Duran
    Jose Duran Month ago

    The fear is fake, just check their traveling after they get their fraudulent asylum cases, and the people fleeing danger are caught in holidays at the very same places they are supposedly escaping from, a total sham, a con. This is just anither case of dumb gullible gringos being conned.

  • Jose Duran
    Jose Duran Month ago

    Congress acts like a bunch of mobsters and uses the needs of the people as leverage. Kidnappers would get a masters degree on extortion from the democrats.

  • Jose Duran
    Jose Duran Month ago

    There are not perfect people and citizens today are nt very civil.

  • Dala Dearborn
    Dala Dearborn Month ago

    Awe Lester with dog is so cute love it

  • Bob leroy
    Bob leroy Month ago

    trumps extreme vetting fails again, So sad

  • LV Teach Me
    LV Teach Me Month ago

    Americans should stop traveling to DR until whatever is going on is uncovered.

  • MrVader282
    MrVader282 Month ago

    Do you get the impression that the Dominican don't want American money ?

  • Patchwork Girl
    Patchwork Girl Month ago

    No one's really reading the truth about the "domestic abuse" incident. She attacked him, bloodying his nose, and was diagnosed with mental stability issues. Police originally charged HER but later dropped the charges, and their son affirms his mother was abusive. She's had police re-runs since their divorce. Shanahan's the victim here. This whole news story is strange, because as Deputy and Acting Defense Secretary, his background had ALREADY been checked and passed by the FBI. Fishy, fishy, fishy. Trump just wanted Shanahan out. Esper's in. Esper was an old school pal of Pompeo, and is friendly with Bolton. He fits in.

  • Carlo Jones
    Carlo Jones Month ago

    American democracy murdered by trump.
    American decency in Deming, Texas 👏👏😁 alive and well.

  • Inez Qtaish
    Inez Qtaish Month ago

    I NEZ THOR PE is writing" I WAS BORN ON 8 0 3 , 1970, I am 48 years of age, 5"2 dark brown skin , you do the math, I don't like math, I NEZ THOR PE thank GOD , I do not drink, smoke, or do drugs, I drink water , I don't care for juice or pop, I do like cake , cookies and pie although I try to manage what I eat, i speak the TRUTH no matter the situation.

  • Judy
    Judy Month ago

    mcconnell corrupt liar.....

  • Judy
    Judy Month ago

    Fake president supported by fake Americans....doesn't know any good people...

  • Inez Qtaish
    Inez Qtaish Month ago

    Inez Qtaish is writing" inez Qtaish read many things in the Quran Book that was not true, the Quran Book gave inez Qtaish false hope, the Quran book said" Allah ( God) does not allow the evil to bother believers, Inez Qtaish say what God is muslims talking about? and what kind of believers In who? Inez Qtaish is writing saying" God I have faith, trust and love who I believe does allow the evil to bother believers, the closer anybody get to God , the more the evil try, Inez Qtaish had to reject evil on my own, God do test anybody who says they love, trust and believe and got faith, nothing to do with religion, religion is made to seperate people into groups, all people was born with enough sense to know God is only One God. GOD who allows every living soul to wake up and do what's right, God who gives life and death, God who created the world, God who created water, animals, plants, all things good, all people who God allows the inner things to exist impossible for anybody else to create, God who allows man and woman to create a child as a couple, the bible talks about jesus, no matter who jesus is was or not, NEVER could made up jesus be God, Jesus is a made up name the white people made up to cover up the fact that the person closer to God is not white, is not a male, is a dark brown female and my name is inez Qtaish. Mary is a made up name of a white woman who suppose to been pregnant without no man touching her. People wake up, Mary is a joke, Inez Qtaish mother name is Maxine thorpe a black woman and she died , although I truly don't know who my father is or was I know I am not the son. So not white jesus who died on no cross, my name is inez Qtaish I live and I am telling the TRUTH and I am the truth regardless if people like me or not.

  • Vote to Count
    Vote to Count Month ago

    Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is a known wife beater, then taught his son to use a baseball bat on his mom...perfect for the Trump team!

    • Patchwork Girl
      Patchwork Girl Month ago

      Wrong. Shanahan never laid a hand on his wife or kids. The children attest to that, and that their mother was the abusive parent. Police originally charged her for bloodying his nose, and she has had run ins with the police since the divorce. Lester didn't tell this story straight.

  • Russell Hampton
    Russell Hampton Month ago

    iif i had killed a wounded detainee and 2 civilians,,i would get death,,,,give him death

  • Annie butterfly
    Annie butterfly Month ago

    I feel bad for the people that are really trying to excape come here due from violence from there country now everyone's trying to use that excuse n to come ... there ruining it for eveybody

  • Sam Starr
    Sam Starr Month ago

    Sec. of defense, I don't believe that violence is ever acceptable, except when I'm blowing up Brown people. Navy seal sniper, I'm training for my future career in law enforcement.

  • lcso81
    lcso81 Month ago

    Biden is a RACIST

  • DE
    DE Month ago

    Looks like Nazi rallies all over sgain

  • David Sanchez
    David Sanchez Month ago

    Yeah! Illegals need care, and Trump won't let them in. Guess what? That's what I elected him for! Those "poor poor" Mexicans" who simply want a chance at "life!" Let the people of the world know what the "Elected Leaders" of their Country know, that their path is expected to be a path of de facto SLAVERY should they comply with "Government Policy!"

  • Sim ulation 7
    Sim ulation 7 Month ago

    Ok i don't endorse any man hitting any woman and on top of that hitting her with a baseball bat that's absolutely unacceptable we don't need any stuff like that in a leadership role in our country he needs to be sitting in jail and then put out in The stockade during the day so the American people can throw rotten fruit at him things to be embarrassed for that piece of s***

  • Howard Conover
    Howard Conover Month ago

    These human dumpings have been going on for months. Must've been a slow day for trump. Is this just happening to American tourist? Have others of other nationalities?

  • John Schmidt
    John Schmidt Month ago

    Yeah Lester I think your putting words in peoples mouths McConnell didn't promise much less vow . Keep it straight G

  • Mik9mik
    Mik9mik Month ago +1

    Lester the molester

  • B P
    B P Month ago

    The mofo son hit his mom with a fkn baseball bat cracked her skull wtf and daddy sas she had annoyed him for 3 hrs sick fk

  • deniece donnafield
    deniece donnafield Month ago

    They've been told what to say they are fearing for their lives! Soon we will all fearing for ours lives and our country. Many US citizens have been impacted by illegal immigrants with losing jobs, supporting them through taxes, causing the standard of living wages to stay low. Billions upon billions of dollars are spent each year on illegal immigrants with full benefits on the working backs of the US man and woman. I'm a Democrat and I'm sick and tired of my Democratic leaders all they've done is lie and keep allowing these illegal immigrants to keep coming in by not allowing us to build the wall!
    I'm proud of each and every one of you who has voted for Donald Trump to become our president! Trump 20/20! I look back now and see the past presidents and I'm disgusted for what they have done to our country and the citizens of the United States.

  • Vesper L
    Vesper L Month ago

    Lester Holt is a pet parent! ♥

  • Pure Black
    Pure Black Month ago

    Its easier and cheaper to send the migrants back to their home country.

    • Pure Black
      Pure Black Month ago

      @linda green, Excuse me but, When has the U.S. and U.K. bombed Mexico? Sorry but, you got lost somewhere. View again and get some understanding before you comment. Wtf!

    • linda green
      linda green Month ago

      Dr Blackhologist but wait, the USA and the U.K. have DESTROYED those countries by bombing them into the Stone Age.........HELLO?......

  • mike brink
    mike brink Month ago

    Coca leaves should be legal to chew and brew in tea in USA....They actually provide health benefits when used that way, which is bad news for big pharma.

  • mike brink
    mike brink Month ago

    NBC loves Beta O'Cuck or is it Beta O'Crook ?

    • AbsentWithoutLeaving
      AbsentWithoutLeaving Month ago

      It's Beto O'Rourke, you twit. Yeah, not as clever as you think you are, making up silly names. You five, or what?

  • mark pope
    mark pope Month ago

    The 9/11 scam thing is like churches that mysteriously burn down, ask for donations to rebuild without anyone asking, um how much insurance did you have?

  • TxCowPoke
    TxCowPoke Month ago +1

    I don't care for Jon Stewart but he was right..."they did their jobs now do yours."

  • FakeNoob Yup
    FakeNoob Yup Month ago

    ''18 years later yours!...yeah start counting from 2011 !

  • Alison EvaMari
    Alison EvaMari Month ago

    McConnell has a resting turtle face.

  • Herman A
    Herman A Month ago

    Shanahan was woefully unqualified for defense secretary.

    • Patchwork Girl
      Patchwork Girl Month ago

      That may be true, or not. But this news story is misleading. Shas me on Lester for not telling it straight, too. Shanahan was not a wife abuser. She in fact hit him and was originally charged by police. Their children attest Shanahan never lifted a hand to them or his wife, and their mother was abusive. Trump wanted Shanahan out, that's all. And the stupid media is cooperating by not telling the story, leaving it to everyone to assume the obvious worst. But it's not true. Esper's in, now, and he fits...close friends with Pompeo and that crazed warhawk Bolton. Go figure.

  • fododude
    fododude Month ago

    Isis can use men like Gallagher.

  • fododude
    fododude Month ago

    We do not shoot prisoners. We are AMERICANS. We don't torture prisoners. We are AMERICANS. We are BETTER than that.

  • Theory of Decadence
    Theory of Decadence Month ago +1

    Thank you New Mexico. I grew up in Carlsbad, NM but moved to Arizona in my early teens. I will always have a soft spot for New Mexico. They are just good solid people.

  • Richie Tattersall
    Richie Tattersall Month ago

    Direct access v the United States Constitution v the last section of the 1st Amendment: "the right of the people peacably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

  • Dani Anold
    Dani Anold Month ago

    Why still going to a place where death has taken some of you? Stay away until the reason is found . Are you guys crazy?

  • Richie Tattersall
    Richie Tattersall Month ago +3

    Cocaine on a ship? B$, It's the illegals crossing the border that are bring it into this country, just ask Trump and the idiots that want "a wall."

  • Angela Adams
    Angela Adams Month ago +2

    The US is terrorizing the Middle East

    • Patchwork Girl
      Patchwork Girl Month ago

      Putin wants us to go to war with Iran. Another futile costly Middle East misadventure. Trump's a fool who's being manipulated by warhawks like Bolton. And Trump's scared, too. He wants to be President for Life. War's a good way to get there. This is CRAZY.

  • Dani Anold
    Dani Anold Month ago

    Wl money 4 C money

  • golfdude2007
    golfdude2007 Month ago




    • Patchwork Girl
      Patchwork Girl Month ago

      He was *not* abusive. Victim of it, from his unstable wife, in fact. The story was only blown up...without the truth and the details that cleared him...when Trump wanted to get rid of him. That's why the FBI passed him before. It wasn't a problem until Trump "wanted" it to be made a problem.

  • Sean Brown
    Sean Brown Month ago

    John Stewart is not a comedian!! Ur a tv person.

  • Rehoboth Farm
    Rehoboth Farm Month ago

    Hey, the guys over at the Onion just told me you have been plagiarizing them again and that you should knock it off. I say screw 'em. Keep the fake news coming.

  • Vijay Jagpaul
    Vijay Jagpaul Month ago

    Many of these white people are nasty like plantation owners.

  • Spirit Path
    Spirit Path Month ago

    lucy is too cute

  • jim stineman
    jim stineman Month ago +1

    I would sponsor a family... I'm a single parent with 3 girls. I have helped many of enrolled native Americans and are always helping my neighbors

  • jim stineman
    jim stineman Month ago

    This Trump administration is just as bad as Trump and his knowledge how to be a president. He is in way OVER HIS HEAD

  • Randy Hutchinson
    Randy Hutchinson Month ago

    Now, democratic liberals are attacking OUR NATIONS HEROES, what's next? Attack Captain Kangaroo ???

  • Rebekkah Risien
    Rebekkah Risien Month ago

    All evil demons men and his wife

  • Norman George
    Norman George Month ago

    No there is no crisis at the border says nancy lol.She and the rest of the dems are a hott mess,oh and so is this fake news channel.So bias.Not even funny.

  • An Onymous
    An Onymous Month ago +1

    We don't have enough space for Americans with children that have to live in the streets. Why are we taking in more people from other countries?

  • Stephen Salsbury
    Stephen Salsbury Month ago

    Who cares the past

  • N V
    N V Month ago

    My big idea is such a BS segment. And that's coming from somebody who likes most of the candidates featured. It just sounds like something a 4th grader came up with and its so obvious the interviewer is fed opinions by progressive agenda pushing losers.

  • Kev Mac
    Kev Mac Month ago

    1,500,000 dogs are out to sleep every year cuz no one wants them!!!! I love dogs have had one my whole life but this is incredibly sad!!!!

  • AbsentWithoutLeaving
    AbsentWithoutLeaving Month ago +1

    Hey, all you Trump supporters, did you see that supercilious smirk on Mitch McConnell's face when he claimed the first responders' support was not in danger? That right there, that's The Swamp that Trump claimed he was going to drain. The smirk that says those men and women are nothing more than bargaining chips he can use in a bigger game and there's nothing anyone can do about it.

  • AbsentWithoutLeaving

    Aha! Now we know one of the reasons Trump has so many 'acting' heads of agencies. It's not only that he can't find anyone who actually wants to work for him. His own words, right here on national television: "Acting gives you much greater flexibility, a lot easier to do things." Just another way Trump is circumventing established security procedures and threatening our national security.

  • Jesse Garcia
    Jesse Garcia Month ago +3

    You an Ben Affleck could move all those family in yr homes an yr neighborhoods...

  • Jeff Hall
    Jeff Hall Month ago +1

    Cause Trump is Going to: Make America HATE..... Again 😜!

  • Quirky Quips
    Quirky Quips Month ago

    8:42 Sharp wind and manners. Felled a tree AND left clean cuts. The car doesn't even look damaged. Why can't all storms be so gentile and coiffed when they faint upon a newer looking car?

  • Scott Silvis
    Scott Silvis Month ago

    Fake President only picks the best people what a Joke.

  • Hannah Dare - Gentile

    Am I the only one who is starting to question the possibility that Americans are being targeted in Dominican Republic ? We only hear about Americans dying, but what about the Dominican people - they're not dying ? Or even people from other countries who might go to Dominican Republic - they're not dying ? Just us Americans who are dying ? Why are we dying like this at this current time but we weren't dying like this last year /4 years ago / 10 years ago ? DO NOT GO TO DOMINICAN REPUBLIC !!!!

  • Robert Santarossa
    Robert Santarossa Month ago

    That Beto guy, what a pretty boy flake. Corey is my hero. Lester too.

  • quest 77051
    quest 77051 Month ago

    looooove dogs.

  • quest 77051
    quest 77051 Month ago +2

    so why are they not putting the haitians into shelters when they get here? they throw them back. as a former army veteran of haitian ethnicity i see the prejudice and evil in this.

  • Pam Hunsinger
    Pam Hunsinger Month ago +4

    Guess what Jennifer, there are American children who go without those basic needs every night...

    • Tesla Cumba
      Tesla Cumba Month ago

      Pam Hunsinger It’s not’s the Truth! FYI People in other countries are human too.
      And please, don’t pretend to be religious I’ll barf

    • Pam Hunsinger
      Pam Hunsinger Month ago +1

      @Tesla Cumba ...always the name callers and trash talkers. That is all the time I have for folks like you.

    • Tesla Cumba
      Tesla Cumba Month ago +1

      Pam Hunsinger Children in other countries would love to be hungry in America.
      Your entitlement & ignorance are showing

  • Wendy Walker
    Wendy Walker Month ago +1

    Too much focus on pets in our society. We have elevated them to the status of humans. Let’s focus on humans, especially the babies we are killing in the womb or right after birth.

  • Daniel F
    Daniel F Month ago

    Let's blame the Dominican republic for the morbidly fast food eating obese gringos dying from heart attacks while vacationing there

  • Wendy Walker
    Wendy Walker Month ago

    What city can afford 15 to17 thousand dollars a day?

  • Wendy Walker
    Wendy Walker Month ago

    Love it that Al Roker wears red glasses in support of the Republican Party. Sometimes you can say volumes without speaking a word.

  • Richard Lopez
    Richard Lopez Month ago

    Please, don't talk about wolves like that. You're not gonna like the problems it brings.

  • Georgia dirt Road
    Georgia dirt Road Month ago


  • Silas Griffin
    Silas Griffin Month ago +3

    If we take in migrants they should learn English and drop Spainish

  • The Stuport
    The Stuport Month ago

    Have ALWAYS been a Fan of Lester Holt.....Pure Class Act

  • Jimmy Berry
    Jimmy Berry Month ago

    Lester you should take that dog home with you.

  • Shawn Smith
    Shawn Smith Month ago

    I like AOC's idea... lets gas those messicans.👍🇺🇸

    • linda green
      linda green Month ago

      Shawn Smith isn’t it past your bed time? Duh

  • TelephoneToughGuy
    TelephoneToughGuy Month ago +3

    I'd love to buy snake oil from a trusted man such as the president

  • Anthropomorphic facsimile

    Bring back the puppies and I’ll watch every night!

  • wi11y1960
    wi11y1960 Month ago

    Gave it a thumbs up for the dog attention. (cat lover, yet still appreciated)

  • Jacques Minor
    Jacques Minor Month ago

    You don't think I know what I'm talkin about? I just saw on the news about the explosion of the deficit, they say something has got to give. And we still taking in illegals by the hundreds of thousands, some are trying to give them driver's license, I guess that's so they can drive to the voting polls. AUDIOS!

  • Jean Falco
    Jean Falco Month ago


  • David Denis
    David Denis Month ago

    I don’t think it’s fair to charge people who have risked their lives to protect USA. That sends a terrible message to service members, you ask them to fight with their hands tied. Shame on us for allowing this to happen. He sacrificed his life and that’s how we pay him back .

  • Justin Perry
    Justin Perry Month ago

    What do you do with the cocaine if they destroy it that is so stupid🙄

  • Jay
    Jay Month ago

    You how do volunteers make a wage?

  • D Marion
    D Marion Month ago

    XX thanks for the news.

  • Jared Sorensen
    Jared Sorensen Month ago

    My Big Idea is the perfect example of media bias.

    • AbsentWithoutLeaving
      AbsentWithoutLeaving Month ago

      How so? The Republicans have their presidential candidate, there's no primary happening there. (Unless they go for a primary challenge, which is highly unlikely). We've had almost 3 years of first-hand demonstration of their candidate's 'big ideas. These are the people running to be the democratic presidential candidate. Has nothing to do with the republicans, so there's no issue of 'equal time'...the republicans already have their candidate.

  • Jacques Minor
    Jacques Minor Month ago

    These humanitarian people make me sick to my stomach, they got more compassion then common sense. HOW MANY ILLEGALS ARE YOU WILLING TO TAKE HIM TO YOUR HOUSE, AND FOR HOW LONG? Well America is our house! Yes it's a big house, and it's going to take a little time the crash under the weight of illegal immigrants, BUT IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN!!! I got four children of my own I'm not unsympathetic to children but sometime hard decisions have to be made, that's the way it is in war. The whole world is in hunger, persecution, and distress!! But go ahead taking in Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador, take those countries in AND SEE HOW IT WORKS OUT FOR YOU!!!!

    • linda green
      linda green Month ago

      Jacques Minor It’s your house now but didn’t you steal it from the Native Americans? Yes indeed.......what goes around comes around at some point in time.........

  • garth locklin
    garth locklin Month ago

    He did the job he was trained to do; while at war he killed the enemy. Why bother taking a POW? Oh, he killed an innocent unarmed civilian or 2? Highly decorated and 8 deployments and someone (a subordinate) in his platoon wants to take him down.

    DONBASS DEV Month ago +2

    They are NOT migrants, they ARE illegal aliens unwilling to wait their turn. Your news is NOT impartial.

    • AbsentWithoutLeaving
      AbsentWithoutLeaving Month ago

      Well, actually they ARE migrants. They are migrating. They are leaving their homeland with the intent to come here to stay. Comes back to the original designation: illegal immigrants. But it's not PC to call them that, for some bizarre reason.

  • DR. Robert
    DR. Robert Month ago

    That was nine years ago and none of the Public's business. I get so sick of these hypocritical politicians portray themselves as Saints, demonizing people for their prior sins, and making them pay Penance years thereafter. Trump's not so concerned about this man and his family, he's simply trying to keep a not-so-dirty slate while he's running for a second term in office. what's most important is that Shanahan and his family currently have these problems remedied.

  • atombomb232610
    atombomb232610 Month ago +2

    We are up to 10001 lies to the public, Seriously does anybody think this presidential BS is funny anymore?

  • Tamayo1980
    Tamayo1980 Month ago

    Build the wall... Ohh yeah most drugs an illegals come via ship and Air... Shut down all airports and ports.. Lol, thought Trump pick the "best" ppl lol