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"But at some point they get it 'cause it's a fantastic financial statement it's fantastic financial salmon and and let's do that over he's coughing in the middle of my aunts yeah I don't like that you know your cheapest game play jly shot over. aw if Mick Mulvaney angered the president by coughing you gotTA wonder how his open admission to a quid pro quo is going over Chrissy he's mad at him for coughing what you doing the actually poops their pants in front of the press corps get interest to take it back come on hey willy number money party come on our barnacle you remember money party how much we love Money Party we love money party and money party stay on the collapse of the financial markets was pooped the bed well Mulvaney actually SNL skit just right in his pants right in front of the American people and then tried to take it back later mobile he played in fact he might as well just have a flashing light on his forehead impeach us now yeah I mean he basically said looking at the president's illegalities with regard to you know basically black trying to blackmail the Ukrainian government is basically said you know hey I wanted on this do you know so I'm going to jump right in on public TV. I forget who said a joe yesterday but it's a pretty good expression of what happened when they said Mick Mulvaney co-signed the confession along with Donald Trump was healthy actually make a he was arrogant about it okay the episode actually mic Hey Mitt it never happened now that's a bad sign when you're actually listen we're backing into everything it's been a very long week even just yesterday we packed into the Yankee game because good morning and welcome to more all right thank you all those all those players Richard Haass you guys had on Bass I was so hoping you could just get them just one of them I mean bases loaded in the furniture kit bases loaded you guys it really makes me sad because you know a big supporter anybody that comes out of the American League Ace at least we're still playing one more day you know as we're all losers in the end here either the Astros to nationals are year old loser and so that's how it comes down to okay anyway so we got leave at least we're all playing in the end you sound like you sound like a Democratic Campaign Richard clean him alone so you see we have Richard Haass Counseling Foreign Relations with this Mike Barnicle also White House reporter for the Associated Press Jonathan Lemere and draw I was very hurt by the way the Yankees just not being able to bring a couple of those bases loaded me it was could you feel their pain you know Jonathan could you feel they're paying no I didn't feel any pain I didn't I did not feel any sympathy either so one more game I'm not saying the series is over but I enjoyed last night's more than Richard Haass to okay former treasurer on Morning Joe Economic analyst Steve Rattner NATO Supreme Allied Dander retired four-star Navy Admiral James to reduce his with us he is chief international security and diplomacy analyst for NBC News and Msnbc and Journal list in residence at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service Elise Lob it all right. MSNBC CONTRIBUTOR Charlie Sykes walked a mile in our shoes today wondering aloud what do you lead with this morning so the question is is it Malvinas admission of appoint Pro Quo Ukraine the G. seven trump barral gripped trump's awful Syria deal the president's apparent endorsement of ethnic cleansing the apparent collapse trump stonewall Rick Perry's escape sunlen breaking with trump story Elijah Cummings Romney's dramatic floors speech on Syria and not on Charley's list the admiral who led the way to take out Osama bin Laden saying it's time for a new person in the Oval Office as former Defense Secretary James Mattis roasts Donald Trump. You know there's there's so much to talk about we we joke for a few minutes to the top this show meeks do that me I like to get straight into the news but there's so much going on that if somebody just woke up this morning they might they might not think that yesterday was was not one of the most significant news days in during the trump presidency and I may even argue one of the most significant Newsday's over perhaps the last decade just in terms of volume Mike I want to start with you there was so much so so so much so many shameful acts by the president as it had to do with lining up the Kurds for ethnic cleansing kowtowing to the Turks but but I want to start it's Mick Mulvaney confession in the White House because it was it was a confession and I I I will say it was like you had the Nixon tapes played out in front of the press for everyone to see because this was the smoking gun this was the guy we had read weeks ago had held up the aid at the direction of the President United States and yesterday he admitted military aid was held up from an ally who'd been invaded by Vlad we're Putin in return for chasing down presidential conspiracy theories and of course attached though he didn't say it abiden Yeah Joe in when he said it I mean the tragic aspect of what he said is the reaction to it and it was basically we're not surprised the accelerated pace of the headlines that we could just read the incidents that have happened over the course of the past few days but you know I think if you're going to pick out one thing to select as like wow it would be sad aspect of what's going on in the world in eleven days eleven Days in October this October the president of the United States has made the United States of America irrelevant in the most volatile dangerous region in the worst he has admiral Savita. Let's move to that part of the story yesterday the President of the United estate again not even getting played just trying to find any fig-leaf he can to hide the fact that he's betrayed or closest allies in the battle Phil he's empowered Iran he's empowered Putin he's empowered Assad he's undercut the Israelis undercut the Kurds and of course he has he has he is the man who has reinvented isis precisely and you know a way to think of this as I watched that press conference from encore yesterday was President Burdwan and president trump you know they've buried the hatchet they buried it right in the back of the Kurds and it's shocking to see the Kurds simply pushed in what does begin to look like net cleansing and here's a newsflash three hundred thousand of them are marching into the desert and winter is coming literally so that is a sad day in as Mike Barnicle just said that knock on effect from those tactical events are gonna be felt strategically in a lack of defendants in what the United States stands for that's a bad day for American diplomacy day for American diplomacy a bad week for American Llama seen unfortunately the next president of the United States is going to be cleaning this up in fact we're going to be cleaning this up for ten years because no one admiral is going to believe are they that you can trust the word of the United States of America just look at Isis we get out of Iraq isis fills that void then we find okay well after they've cut off enough heads after they've blown up enough people in Paris after they've shot up enough people in San Bernardino after they've they've had a rain I mean just an absolute rain appear that I will say with so so ubiquitous that might children had to be convinced three day that Isis was not coming to their school the next day the fear hit grown it was it was shocking yeah and then the Obama and some pretty smart military people started a plan Donald Trump continued it and here we are donald trump doing I would argue something even worse than Barack Obama escaping Iraq escaping Syria in a much I situation indeed and let me make a military point here this was not a huge deployment of troops when I commanded the mission Afghanistan is Supreme Allied Commander we had a hundred and fifty thousand troops there in Iraq at one hundred eighty five thousand troops this was two to three thousand special forces and it's a mistake like the Dutch voight pulling his finger out of the dike let that region just fall into a US give Iran and open sweep of turf that goes from Baghdad through Damascus to the Mediterranean Sea all for pulling out the two thousand troops you know I get it on Middle East fatigue in the country but this was leverage this was a small investment that leverage tens of thousands thousands of allies partners and friends this is penny wise pound foolish but worst of all is that strategic knock on effect last comment I've been taking a lot about character lately as opposed to leadership leadership is how we influence others it's a big door but those big of leadership swing on the small hinges of character and when we demonstrate a lack of character in disloyalty in lack of vision in walking away on effects are going to be significant there will be the real tragedy of this is that the Pentagon a smartest the best and brightest men and women figured out a way to learn from the seventeen years of mistakes that the United States of America made because of some bad mistakes by politicians and figured out how to have a small enough footprint that was sustainable that could do so many things that were so stupid he generally important to the United States of America the West in the world and we take those people out I want to move I want to move to another issue we have so many issues but john Norvir if you needed any more evidence of just how numbing the president's a heinous behavior inside the White House has become look no further than his announcement yesterday that he was going to be holding the next g seven summit one of the most important summits in the world at his failing Miami Gulf resort the David Farren whole told us has been bleeding out money the past several years and that's gross enough what's even more sickening as that you actually have Republican politicians Marco Rubio applauding and action that falls four square into the emoluments clause is and what that clause was drafted for by our founders you'd be hard pressed to find a clear example of the elements claws than this issue right here it's been rumored for a while that the president wanted to host the G. Seven next summer at his golf course just outside of Miami let's note that June in Miami not only is it often sweltering hot but it's the beginning of hurricane season it is when occupancy rate at that golf course is only about thirty five thirty eight percent in the last couple of Chris this well that's obviously not great and it'll be a boom for business a lot of trump properties with the exception of hotel in Washington have really suffered since he took office and this was seen as a way to the shot in the arm and to make the president will profit off of this so yesterday with the president heading to Texas for a rally and the vice president and secretary of state overseas in Turkey they dispatch chief of staff may need to make this announcement this is something they felt like the president couldn't do himself Mulvaney taking the podium to say this suggesting that it was the single best venue in the country in order to have this event it was used as you said applauded by members of the Republican Party knows most notably said Rubio who represents Florida and it's while he was out there but he was peppered with questions and ended up sort of shattering the White House's defense on the impeachment inquiry by suggesting that yes indeed that there was a quid pro quo between Ukraine United States over in to investigate oh biden he suggested that it was to the DNC server can debunk conspiracy theory that that was the reason behind it not about Biden in terms of withholding military aid Joe This is something where Mulvaney went out there and not only did he make official this sort of unbelie global conflict of interest that g seven but he really imperilled with White House is trying to do in terms of their defense against the Democrats impeachment pro and Richard Hawes we also had yesterday and we haven't even talked about the brexit deal e you and Britain coming to Brexit dill but also something that I think for at least American audiences even more shocking is Admiral mcraven a four star Admiral a man who basically he led the charge that killed Osama bin Laden brought us some bin Laden to Justice Rights op-ed for the New York Times that says in effect our republic is under attack from the president and he must be replaced Komo what mcraven said in public in an op Ed is what a lot of people are saying in private the differences that album craven decided to say it and he you know so many other people who should be speaking out have effectively become neighbors it you don't have to be someone who actively supports the president to be in Abela passivity acts of omission our justice consequential at this moment and this is one of those moments I think we're all going to look back upon in history and basically say where were you are you at that time and bill mcraven as he always does is a standup person he's a man of enormous integrity full disclosure is a friend and he's also on the border the organization. I I had and he he said again what so many people say in private that I hear all the time and I don't want to come back to something the admiral said the other admiral about character and what we're seeing is character in private behavior and the relationship between character private behavior and character in let's see and the the drought situation you but you know the entire thing with the Kurds that is a farm policy that lacks character so it."