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Bill Weld, Trump’s Last G.O.P. Challenger, Exits Presidential Race
"Meantime former Massachusetts governor bill weld has formally suspended his campaign for the Republican nomination Wells announcement came a day after president trump earned enough delegates to formally clinch the nomination weld had earned one single delegate in the race so
Watch Party, Marina Bay, Boston: Easy Super Tuesday for Trump
"On the Republican side of things it is very very easy super Tuesday for president trump and that's no surprise you got numerous wins across the board in Massachusetts in fact president trump with eighty eight percent of the vote former governor bill weld with nine percent WBZ's Kevin Coleman is at at marina bay in Quincy that's a president trump of vengeance as expected I guess Kevin a celebration tonight because the president is the winner in the primary daytime celebration van and very animated and energized crowd here tonight at victory point restaurant in marina bay the Italian restaurant welcomes over five hundred trump supporters for old for this watch party the trump supporters are all decked out in magna hats there were trump balloons and everyone was wearing red trump supporters are leaving the watch party confident coming November in Quincy Kevin Coleman WBZ Boston surgery
GOP primary challenger Bill Weld: Trump doing nothing to stop climate 'catastrophe'
"No well the president does not believe in climate change former governor bill weld who is president trump's only twenty twenty Republican challenger says it's causing polar ice caps to melt and sea levels to rise as president thanks but anything he doesn't understand is a hoax the science around climate change as it's quite clear two thousand scientists have attested to it and the fact is that if we don't prevent the temperature of the earth's atmosphere from increasing we're gonna have that polar ice cap up at the North Pole melts and that's going to obliterate all are complex Dale well has been leading ongoing efforts to clean up Boston Harbor he even held a rally at nine thirty this morning at the Boston Harbor hotel
"bill weld" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Governor bill weld he continues as a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination it is not a an easy road that he has chosen this year but one that he believes strongly in a governor I don't know if this is good news or bad news but the golden door street today it would be that would have been considered good news you know waiting for that for a long time in the past yeah the the globe did give us that warm endorsement today and we'll see how that plays out I'd rather have it than not at all I just did I remember when you win in nineteen ninety one we actually broke the story that the globe had endorsed you as a Republican over John sold right I was was a surprise yeah it was a big surprise we broke that story you may or may not remember it but we we used to go over and have it might my crew and I would go over to have dinner with the globe it's a great cafeteria over there and I was able to get a copy at about seven o'clock of the endorsement which was really kept under wraps I didn't was banned from the cafeteria by the globe for several years I want you to realize no L. log in actually actually lifted the ban for a mate but it was a fun it was a fun story and because you you always you always been a central figure in Massachusetts politics and then they will appreciate it I was like so let let me let me ask and we have got to get some phone calls here was struggling to get to those as well let me ask you this a lot of Republicans who obviously nationally known Republicans who I'm sure share your discomfort with president trump head off record that's the that's you you predicted by question you anticipated my question why have so few if any of them and I'm talking about you know folks who might be served in either of the bush administration's have them come forward publicly and said Hey look we know that he may not win this race but we we we endorse his candidacy no there's not a lot of other ministers governor Scott to seven mile and and but you know some people I'm I'm not going to have to endorsement because I think it may not be in their best interest governor Baker for example in mass no words quote you know togethers two pieces of paper but but he is still around he said he will not endorse Donald Trump I mean he's on the record no you wouldn't endorse it wouldn't endorse Mr trump anyone voted Donald Trump so I just think that that would be all right hi I can't do that yeah you know the same thing with with a bunch of other governments but I can think of who are moderate Republicans like myself but if they're sitting governors are sitting senators particularly governments they have a fiduciary relationship to their own people in their state and they know in their bones I just endorsed me that Mr trump is going to slow it said in his cabinet figure out how you can stick it to the state and and take away funding for their programs and no one has any doubt about that because she has a big track record of running people in the primary against anyone who crosses the line you know people against Republicans who crossed in to their right and they lose in the primary so listen I wouldn't ask okay let me see what wasn't the governor of Maryland is it Larry Hogan wasn't he hunted art Hogan yeah he was contemplating he was he's sort of in the same boat as governor Baker and I didn't ask him to endorse me either I didn't think would be in his interest I don't want to put anybody in a box so in all that you know what about I'm just trying to think yeah general you know general Powell obviously I'm sure is not a a Donald Trump supporter Condoleezza and now he's yeah I haven't talked to the general you know I used to be very close seven housing a little while I doubt he would wanna jump jump in there is some people just think it's unpleasant because you know Corey Lewandowski in the present people say he's a counter puncher I really think it's more accurate honestly say that he's been doing yeah anyone who's you know perceived by him to slide it down and you get distant early warning on that stuff by his M. tweets and you can sort of see where it's coming from okay the reaction is fast and furious what is it what are the chances that you will have some delegates at the Republican convention at this point I know that super Tuesday is coming up next week and I know that the rules and all the different states are a little different some winner take all their different you know I was very surprised that we got a delegate out of Iowa where I did not spend a heck of a lot of time saw that I saw and and so you know I think we get some delegates but and I know the rule is if you win six delegations and they can be qualm or American Samoa does not be a state he went six delegations you're gonna speaking role at the convention but it would be an object yeah yes that could be a lot of fun that would be an interesting conversation since the Republican National Committee that's responsible at the convention they merged their operations with that of the trump campaign so now the Republican committee and every state is the trump organization so I definitely got a run to some extent outside of the party trying to get more more women to vote in the Republican primordial second Gen x.'ers and I'm trying to expand the Republican electorate at the same time that I I think it's fair to say that the national Republican Party is trying to you know suppressed keep down voter participation particularly in areas of the south the Midwest with more they may see a strong minority populations our interests are not aligned my interests are not the same as the national Republican Party right now but they're they're aligned with the traditional Republican values which includes being an economic conservative I'm the only economic conservative in this in this race and I would respectfully submit that being in favor of environmental enforcement and caring about the environment that's that's when you can that's a Republican issue going back to teddy Roosevelt and the creation of the national park system and Richard Nixon himself clean air act clean water act although Riley durable Nixon Nixon I've I believe it was under his administration to the EPA was formed that's right then and locals house and while you're too famous E. P. A. administrator so identify Nixon with environmental protection too so that's a tradition the America of the Republican Party free trade is a condition of the Republican Party sort of standing up for our allies in Europe and and letting them know that we have their back in the event of trouble with Russia or the down the Soviet Union that's a Republican you and I tend to those views there you can call on the traditional Republican values and maybe that's a dirty word but there really shouldn't be a dirty work you know we kept the peace for seventy five years after World War two and created enormous prosperity around the world with this combination of military and economic policies and and maybe it sounds bad or weak to say I want to go back to those policies but I do so let me ask my final tough question and then we're going to go to phone calls on the other side we have folks lined up my final tough question is there anything and I ask this question honestly you're an honest guy you're gonna give me an honest answer is there anything that Donald Trump has done in the east in his three years in office did you look at step back from and say you know what that was something that I agree with yeah I know I would sign the tax bill in a heartbeat I do think it was mainly a Paul Ryan tax bill and I know the president participated because he put in the stuff about the state local taxes are not deductible anymore yeah that's what that was intended for that was intended for the blue states in the northeast and the west I was that was aimed right at the coastal states as reported existence held out there well I don't have a lot of credit for that but I agree with it and I agree with that you know I agree with the space force I agree with the upping the NASA budget I used to think was great when the U. S. and the Soviets had joint space stations because it got us both looking in the same direction instead of glaring at each other and I I do think the president has enormous political skills I don't think that he's gone deep on the issues you know I'd like to get into our we going to replace the jobs that are blown away by artificial intelligence and how are we going to deal with the melting of the polar ice cap that that's not a hoax two thousand science behind that one and the president wants to dismiss it but that's because he doesn't want to think about it but we we're gonna lose our coastlines what about either of his Supreme Court nominations Gorsuch or how they're fun they're fun okay of course it was actually the best of the twenty six finalists I looked at all their records before Gorsuch was appointed I thought he was number one on the twenty six and what a what I'm not complaining about that what about the first step back no that's good that's our criminal justice reform we need to have stepped to we need to do bail reform sure so that's a good thing also what about what about moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem well you make me sound like a friend here in the heart I wouldn't say I just want people to realize that yeah that this still there's some overlap here that's all I'm not trying to no I'm not yeah no and I and I'll tell you the truth so I put my trade office when I was governor I opened a trade office in Jerusalem which was against I knew this policy George Bush forty one was present they were not amused by that but I I've been very pro Israel to the your time once I know you all send the send a signal and the signal and I did that's why almost a created an international incident that is why I asked the questions governor I try to do we'll take a break I got some phone calls for governor bill weld if you can stick with us I think some people gonna probably say some nice things about you six one seven two five or ten thirty triple eight nine two nine to thirty you want to ask the governor question we ask you to be respectful I'm sure my calls are always respectful if you like to basically tell them you're going to vote for him not vote for him or give him a Pat on the back from making the race about for running the race it's all we always have to I think respect people who are willing to get into the arena and he's certainly in the arena with well with.
A High School Mock Election Keeps It Real
"So we're Townsend Harris high school in queens and this is an amazing school it's like one of the best high schools in New York City were in the elevator and we've we've just arrived on the day that the towns of Harris's presidential election simulation is kicking off this election simulation Josh is talking about is a pretty big deal at Townsend Harris the school has been doing it for twenty five years all the kids in the senior class participating they play different roles candidates journalists pundits even super pacs and then the entire school gets together in votes the goal is to try to get the whole political reality and compress it down into something the size of a of a high school and this is our third year going back so I love coming back to Townsend Harris to see the election simulation it's a little freaky because you're seeing our political craziness reflected in you know these kids who are written in countering it for the first time but it's also you know really great to see how fully and creatively they inhabit the roles that they've been assigned we have to put our foot down and say the only one who sees not for sale name is Elizabeth Warren I know what's broken and I got a pain to fix it and I will for me on election day thank the students started their campaigns in September right after school start are you okay who who are you I'm miss small Harris also when you think about the real family from what I know of her I think she's a pretty rad dude all right Bernie Sanders is still a lot all right we will Medicare for all I will fight for you for your children and every American under my presidency so right now they're running to twenty twenty primaries democratic and Republican and every candidate has a full staff and has to raise money has a a war chest puts out adds a just like a real campaign hi I'm Jamie barren off I am the election simulation coordinator I'm also a teacher at Townsend Harris so you guys have a crazy year of to simulate I I think we do yeah so that you know that the number one rule we say of the simulation is is keep it as real as possible but certainly when we have a trump it's eight I I encourage students to kind of use their best judgment so I feel like personally is he says that in the real world you can say it in the simulation wait till you see the the boy who's playing trump according good morning America as a going everybody my name is Donald J. trump so when trump was new when we covered the simulation in twenty fifteen no one had ever seen Donald Trump as a candidate before you know everyone was trying to figure out it was cleared like how to beat trump and the way that the first two students that it was was they were really transgressive they said and did shocking things then they got in trouble with with their teachers for like you know one one year of one of the students who played trumpet in this debate accused Hillary of of quote PMS ing and it was really bad it was like you know shop everyone I couldn't believe that he had said that it was it was bouncing off of what our actual president said about making Kelly so this is the third student that I've seen play Donald Trump and this year he's being played by a senior names toga you can impeach winners my office in the morning for the past four years all right to control what they want can it be sooner what do you think about your rivals in this like all right so I think it's boring bill weld and city mark Sanford I don't know well we had to be one seven is the estimates ever can set any of his policies shame so I can't say much but my rivals I want to talk to to guide not in character as trump I ask you as you do you what do you think of trump in real life I think you know most of what he does is so perversely you know controversial right I think that's why one twenty sixteen so is that your strategy in the simulation I mean yeah I mean like my I'm idea is the only way I'm gonna win here is the disparity right in preparation I watch Alec Baldwin for a couple weeks to get into the voice the mannerisms you know the hand motions China all this sort of stuff it's all in you know what is what you would become before and bring you the Townsend Harris you know to put on a show you know tons of hers it's a pretty liberal school it's really diverse it's a lot of kids from immigrant families students of color I just really want to know what are they going to sink of Donald Trump the years outside Donald J. trump has proven that my administration is administration winners all right what does that mean this is because I put a hundred and those Americans back into jobs back into the coal mines increase going to do that was really more energy over because you guys I not only reveals how because the wonderful and I love my daughter my daughter so much guys it looks like we've got a wall to build all right I don't have it if you vote for John John for reelection in twenty twenty guys are I really love the people
What voter turnout in New Hampshire means for Democrats
"Because one of the narratives coming out of Iowa is that people are not showing up in massive numbers in order to vote in Iowa which can gave the lie to the idea that there is a tremendous voter enthusiasm to get rid of president trump's last night about two hundred eighty eight thousand voters on the democratic side showed up to vote in New Hampshire as compared to about two hundred ninety two thousand expected about two hundred eighty four thousand showed up in two thousand eight in two thousand sixteen number something like two hundred fifty six thousand so it was a slight increase consummate with the population growth in the state of New Hampshire that is good news for the Democrats in New Hampshire is that people apparently were interested in voting now there are some very bad news for the Democrats in New Hampshire and that is the people who showed up to vote and this was reflected in Bernie's results again he went from sixty percent in two thousand sixteen all the way down to twenty six percent in two thousand twenty this was largely because the increase in voter turnout was among older people it was not among younger people so Bernie is counting on this vast upsurge in use voting in order to drive him to victory in twenty twenty general election we have not seen any evidence of that and I will we see no evidence of that in New Hampshire either in fact according to Steve Kornacki over an MSNBC early New Hampshire exit polls showed only eleven percent of New Hampshire voters words seventeen to twenty nine which was down from nineteen percent in two thousand sixteen that that is a significant significant drop in the youth vote in New Hampshire them down twenty percent from two thousand sixteen and as usual people over sixty five we're turning out the most more than that CNN's David Jalen reported that only twelve percent of active voters said they were first time voters which is actually lower than twenty sixteen to everybody who voted in twenty sixteen showed up to vote again but very few people showed up additionally so all the people the Bernie is counting on namely voters who didn't the last time and young people those people didn't actually show up to vote in New Hampshire which is white Bernie who is very popular in New Hampshire as evidenced by again the fax one six out of ten democratic voters in in twenty sixteen that is why he squeaks out a very narrow victory and their headlines today that Bernie underperformed which is true Bernie did under perform now this is alleviated by the fact that the other big front runners dramatically underperformed but Bernie went out yesterday and he had to fire up the basins as this is the beginning of the end for trump which is a lot of wishful thinking for Bernie Sanders by the way worth noting yeah Donald Trump ran unopposed in New Hampshire normally when you aren't incumbent in run unopposed bill weld ram whatever but when you are when your incumbent president typically not that many people show up to vote for in a primary because why bother voting for this guy to be below the incoming president is going to be the person who comes out of the New Hampshire primary no matter what because there's literally no serious opposition to president from inside the Republican Party how many people showed up to vote for trump just because his name was on the ballot last night but a hundred eighteen thousand Republicans showed up in New Hampshire and voted trump Hey did you put that by way of contrast when Barack Obama was running for reelection in two thousand twelve the New Hampshire simply fifty five thousand Democrats shut up about form that means the Donald Trump blew out whatever record New Hampshire had an incumbent president running in New Hampshire primaries what does that mean it means that the it means that the enthusiasm for drum is extraordinarily high it also means a Bernie Sanders right he won what I say seventy five thousand votes something that is seventy five seventy five thousand four sixty three or something in New Hampshire last night Donald Trump one fifty thousand more posts than Bernie Sanders did brand and again Bernie was running in a crowded field but the fact that that many people showed up just a vote for Donald Trump in an uncontested election demonstrated the enthusiasm is on from sign unless burning was out there and Israeli talking bad this is the beginning of the end for Donald Trump unbelievable let me say tonight
Sanders narrowly beats Buttigieg in New Hampshire Democratic primary, Biden finishes fifth
"Vermont senator Bernie Sanders has won the New Hampshire primary but it was nothing like his sixty percent romp over Hillary Clinton there four years ago a lot closer this time around but not because of the expected challenge from Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren who ended up fourth and fifth in the running it's not really a surprise that Bernie Sanders won the democratic primary in a neighboring state but this win propelled him forward getting all the end Donald Trump it was a narrow victory over people to judge the thirty eight year old war veteran and former mayor of south bend Indiana a fresh outlook is what makes new beginnings possible noting that's how Democrats of one the White House in the past it was and I will be in Minnesota senator coming in third senator Elizabeth Warren's issue disappointed she didn't fare better and former vice president Joe Biden with single digit support was looking for more diverse states we just heard from the first two of the fifty states president trump won the GOP primary over challenger William weld I'm Jackie Quinn bill weld is a former Massachusetts governor so is devol Patrick a Democrat who barely registered in the New Hampshire primary CBS news reporting Patrick is expected to drop out all together later today and if he does he'll join entrepreneur Andri Yang and Colorado senator Michael Bennet to each suspended their campaigns shortly after the New Hampshire polls
Trump holds rally in New Hampshire on eve of primary
"Focusing on the election tonight the president is headed to New Hampshire for a reelection rally this evening president Donald trump's rally in Manchester falls on the eve of the New Hampshire primary the president faces a primary opponent to former Massachusetts governor bill weld but is hoping to repeat his first ever electoral victory that came in February twenty sixteen with his New Hampshire primary win tonight's rally is being held at southern New Hampshire university arena which seats about ten thousand people the president last held a rally there in
Joe Walsh ends bid for 2020 GOP presidential nomination
"Former congressman Joe Walsh is dropping out of the Republican pride presidential primary he got only one percent of the vote in the Republican caucuses in Iowa president trump got ninety seven percent washes exit leaves just trump and former Massachusetts governor bill weld in the hunt for the Republican
Lessons Learned From The Iowa Caucuses, And Danger Signs Ahead
"I'm encouraging everyone to get out and give a separate the clapper Joe Biden I don't know the results and I with the I know we got rolled over last night he lost the lot he lost third fourth or fifth place we'll figure it out in the course of the day I'm joined by Byron York of the Washington examiner to talk about three things is state of the union tonight the impeachment acquittal tomorrow and the Iowa fiasco last like good morning Byron good morning June which order and were you up all night no I wasn't actually I actually I will I will tell you on our caucus story which is as you know there are a few journalists here in the morning and and all all of them were covering the democratic caucuses so I thought to myself I get here on Thursday in time to go to the president's rally it was clear the president I had a pretty large operation in Iowa and it was not because he was terrified of Joe Walsh or bill weld it was because he was trying to win the general election to get it in the bag while Democrats were still struggling to find their candidate now we didn't know how much how struggling they work so what I did was I went to a Republican caucus last night in Ames Iowa but forty minutes north of the mind and if they did this radical they voted once they counted the votes and I reported the results all my gosh you're kidding me and so it what was interesting you know AT and another thing I did years I I also went to a campaign event from Joe walls the former Republican congressman who is challenging the president does want to see how how this worked out and I don't know if you've seen the results but statewide from one ninety seven point one nine percent of the vote and walls one one point zero eight percent and bill weld on last year's governor one one point two seven percent so so Joe bill Burr Joe beat Bill Joe Walsh rebel our world no no no no bill weld bead Walsall world world up one point two seven percent to Walsh's one point zero eight percent that's got a first test for never come Republican challenges and it did not go well that's got a thing to lose to Bill well I'm sorry Joe Joe used to be on the Salem radio network and and it and so sorry Joe our condolences Byron let's talk a little bit about the hunter gatherer aspect of the trump campaign when it comes to data because I believe that's what the rallies are about I believe that with the caucuses were about the president's gathering that you attended on Tuesday night they are looking for the data they are and and they're also looking to make an impression the for people who might not remember in nineteen eighty four in February of nineteen eighty four Ronald Reagan as president he's headed to a huge reelection he certainly has no we nomination worries and he comes to the moment and that's the point in Waterloo used to rallies on caucus day when the Democrats are trying to choose their candidate and the Democrats are outraged the service is done it is not worthy of a president but Reagan did it and he really kind of took some of the oxygen out of the room for Democrats now Jeff Kaufmann who is the chairman of the Republican Party here and I was set back in June he told president trump about this and you know Mister president and Ronald Reagan did this in the end if growth Democrats not now I think other people probably recommend this as well but sure no problem was here and got in about seven to eight thousand people it great university and would that was far greater than any other Democrat in the event that any Democrat had plus trump brought a long list of circuits his his family cabinet members members of Congress Republican governors I was that the the caucus where Donald Trump junior spoke and they stepped up their social media and as you say they got all the information everybody came to the rally and then of course you have the information for value comes to the to the caucus and by the way they registered to vote a bunch of new people last night as well now they will move on I think yeah election effort but I think that circus will move on to New Hampshire even as the zombie campaign of Biden struggles forward the president tweeted thirty seven minutes ago by right New York the democratic caucus is an unmitigated disaster nothing works just like they ran the country remember the five billion dollars obamacare website that should have cost two percent of that the only person that can claim a very big victory in Iowa last night is quote trump close quote I don't think the president's going to allow this to pass I'm remarked upon all day long any may even bring up the state of the union Byron York I would think I would think and and by the way it it does appear that that vice president Biden did not do so well and I did go to his last event in here in deadline before the caucus and I will I will say though just a few things one the the questions about whether he has the vigor required for a long hard campaign those are really open questions that really he's not a high energy campaigner at this point he brought circuit like Chris Dodd and John Kerry which really gave the impression that he is a man of the past not really electrify anybody from the stage with use the most important thing was really interesting you spoke for more than twenty minutes and did not mention any of the Democrats most important issues no healthcare no climate change no gun violence no tops Isshin it was really extraordinary all he talked about without terrible crumple as any displayed no vision for the future beyond bringing things back to how they were when Joe Biden was in office so I you know I think a lot of Democrats look at that campaign is that this is just not working and when we do finally get results from last night we'll probably gonna see that the team by noon put out at five hours ago by bill Russo any campaign saying they wanted putting out in completing numbers is contributing to the chaos and misinformation they would like very much to move on before a fourth or fifth place finish is finalized I don't think they can escape that Byron but let's turn to impeachment I believe there will be an acquittal I don't know if it will be bipartisan do you have any reporting on that I don't I do not have any insight I I do know that efforts to try to censure the president I think you're completely doomed if you remember in nineteen ninety eight there were some Democrats in the Clinton impeachment nine nine or some Democrats who wanted to censure the president and not not impeach him but house Republicans went ahead and impeach the president of course they had a trial and a lot of Democrats who waited he's just been impeached and he had a trial that's a pretty big censure right there so I do not see any Republicans in the Republican supporting the center specially wanted strongly worded as Joe mentioned was circulating yesterday now I also want to make sure I get your reaction Byron I begin the program by saying lord bless and keep Rush Limbaugh I'm a prank I don't know if you are but he the ease the fellow who built the talk radio mall I just got a I'm a tenant like everyone else is I got Nordstrom in that
Iowa caucus results: No winner announced after delay due to "inconsistencies"
"The big winner in Iowa president trump he easily won the Iowa Republican caucus with ninety seven percent of the vote he defeated never Trumper his former Massachusetts governor bill weld and former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh chaos and disarray as Democrats stumble out of the starting block in Iowa and app is being blamed for delays and inconsistencies in the reporting of three sets of results those results are supposed to be released later
"bill weld" Discussed on It's All Political
"I'm Joe Garafolo. The Chronicle Senior Political Nicole writer and today on the podcast we have another presidential candidate. A Republican even no not that Republican presidents busy doing other things but we do have one of his top rivals former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld. Bill was a different type of Republican. He's pro choice. He wants to do something about the climate change. He's pro same sex marriage he's worked across the aisle bunch and he's in here to talk about why this campaign really hasn't taken. Aw but he's GonNa say what his path to victory is even here in California and he's going to explain who he thinks that toughest Democrat crap to take on trump would be. And here's my conversation with Governor. Bill Governor Weld welcome to. It's all political. Welcome to the city of Saint Francis France. It's terrific to be here so let's as we are recording this. There is an impeachment. Trial starting in Washington Do you think the president should be impeached. Impeached yeah I think he should be removed. I'm a bad person to ask because I know too much. I worked on the Nixon impeachment years ago and actually wrote the book the legal memo for the Committee Mitty about what constitutes grounds for impeachment. You worked with Hillary Clinton. I did I did. She also worked on the same same legal memo but Come to find out what. What the framers in Philadelphia in seventeen eighty seven? We're most worried about. Were two things foreign interference in our affairs and someone who would corrupt the the office of President by advancing his own personal interests as opposed to the country that he serves I and both things very much present in the Ukraine caper taper. If I may be permitted that so it's in a way it's a classic Quintessential impeachable in removable offense and that clause the constitution is not an after sought. They needed that. They're in order to persuade people that they weren't having a king. The colonists were suspicious of this executive. If which they were not used to the last executive they knew was George the third and they didn't enjoy the experience so if they hadn't had this removal clause in there than probably the Constitution Susan would not have been ratified in the first place. So it's important and why do you think Republicans are very unlikely to vote to remove the president. Well assuming so I think it's because They they just don't want to go. Where the evidence leads and I think I think the evidence is overwhelming in other words? I think the opposite of what the the Republicans in the Senate or saying. They're saying. Oh he did all these things. Maybe it wasn't good but there's just no impeachable offense that's just wrong There's a classic impeachable offense impeachable offenses or things that come up The workings of government. And make sure the constitutional separation of powers functions the way it's supposed to and this goes right right to that the most powerful piece of evidence is that the president then I I I think it's that They they Room they suspend the four hundred million dollars in aid Then the phone call immediately. Then you know we we do things reach out but you gotta do this for me. You gotta go get Biden. It's just unbelievable. Isn't it's no wonder that the twenty five people listening to the call which had not been advertised in advance when Oma. Gosh we've got to suppress we gotta make this super classified. Because they knew right away it was a way off the mark. Okay let's look at your campaign Half the country disapproves of president. Trump is you'll find during your three day trip in California. It's more like two thirds of California disapproves of him out that goes both ways with Mr Trump. Yes yes and but you're not registering the polls it. You're not on the ballot about a dozen states. You got about two hundred grand in the bank. Thank cardinal last campaign finance report. You find what what's gone wrong. Why haven't you caught on? Well the plan is to do much better than expectations in New Hampshire. Get a little puff of following wind from that. Go to Super Tuesday where I've got Massachusetts Vermont Colorado California. A bunch of Attractive States it's And then go on from there and what people haven't focused on. Is that pretty soon. It's GONNA be too late for anyone else to get in for a Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio because the ballot deadlines are all slipping so at that point. It would be me and Joe Walsh is also in the race but it would basically be me against Mr Trump and if anything happens average with Mr trump like he has an epiphany and decides he wants to go back to business or something doesn't go his way in the Senate then I would be the Republican nominee and that's kind of hard. It's hard for people to grasp but It is the fact On the laws. I what do you see this point. If you're not the nominee. Don't go that I can do. Do you think trouble win. I think there's some some possibility that he would beat Vita Sanders or Warren. Yeah I think that word socialist is a strong word in this country. You think that's the that's where it would be twenty four seven Ernie Sanders as a socialist list. He's an honest he's all these sees everything. Well he can prove Bernie Sanders is a Socialist Bernie Sanders Said said so for forty years and that's still powerful among younger people not so much but no not so much What do you think who do you think the strongest Democrat to To face trump. I don't know Biden closer You know I'm intrigued by but a judge in Yang but They're somewhat younger coming along. But I think a centrist Democrat One of the two of very wealthy guys If they got the nomination I think would be tough for trump That would be a star or Bloomberg not sure I see them getting the nomination. I wish them well. So we think it would be a central so it would be biden or KLUBER SHARP I'll buy a Michael Bennet from Colorado. Love Michael Bennett. I think he's terrific. I saw him in New Hampshire a couple of days ago and told him so and he's just a very able brainy guy and he works pretty well across the aisle with Republicans to we need that. It's one thing that I advertise is did if I get there. I would have a bipartisan cabinet. As I did in Massachusetts Governor for two terms and The atmosphere would change on day. One you know it doesn't cost anything to reach across. The aisle proved that and people appreciate that I was elected with fifty point one percent of vote in reelected with seventy one percent because people people appreciated that we weren't running around pointing fingers at each other the way they do in Washington DC. And I'd I'd love to change that atmosphere in Washington you are also a the increase is increasingly rare Republican. You're pro choice. You believe. In the science behind climate change you long supports the same sex marriage in what I what happened to Republicans like that. I don't know you know when I worked in the Senate when I worked in the house. We absolutely were to cross the aisle. There were a lot of very eminent senators and they gave speeches on the floor of the Senate. All the time and galleries were filled with people who wanted to listen and see if they were persuaded. Because that's how how policy was formulated. And now someone gives a speech in the floor of the Senate it's at three in the morning and you know no one knows that it's an empty chamber because the rules of comcast or they're forbidden from taking the camera off the face of the speaker. It's because it's all palaver down there now now and no one expects to be a Persuaded it's just a political offense defense offense defense and that doesn't get the People's work done for sure we'll be back with more of my conversation with with Governor Bill Weld after this short. If you've been listening to San Francisco City insider you heard from chaser bodine months before before his surprise election as the city's. Da You heard from the most love librarian in the country and you heard from the man who wants to remake Muny. I'm chronicle columnist. Heather Knight can't get to know the people who make San Francisco tick and see if you approve of their burrito choices on San Francisco city insider. What do you think happens whether the president is reelected this time or not we elected? What does the Republican Party look like? Post trump trump. I think They're pinching themselves saint. Jesus did that really happen or was that a bad dream now. I'm in a minority on that Most people think Oh. No the Republican Party's indelibly GONNA be.
"bill weld" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio
"And bill weld missed the deadline to appear on the ballot in Virginia president trump is now the sole primary Republican contender in nine states and the Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether presidential electors are bound to support the popular vote winner in their state on the end of twenty twenty view of the twenty twenty election every twenty minutes AM seven sixty talk and breaking news it's user number eight six six ninety right I this hour from Freightliner run smart helping you run more efficiently as Fred liners number one goal we go to bill in New York bill welcome here and run a radio welcome to the show high how you doing I love the show listen to every night when I all natural gas up to Massachusetts from Pennsylvania but anyway my question is what do you guys think about once this guy's acquitted from the Senate can't he take this to the Supreme Court and get it expunged and therefore the Supreme Court will set a precedent so this doesn't happen again I I if you have had Supreme Court justices state that of former Supreme Court justice to state that if the Senate impeached him that that could be a probable case before the Supreme Court if they decided we're just going to have a quick trial and no evidence going to be presented in it was a completely unfair process as it's been so far and went through the Senate and they removed from office that that is the case to the Supreme Court might here but the Supreme Court will not hear the impeachment itself because the constitutional process was father's nothing that says that the articles of impeachment must be legit okay well my concern was maybe this they could set a precedent for this not happen again in the future well no there but they're not gonna hear it because the constitutional process the president remained in office I understand yeah now I know you're saying that was my my thought on it yeah you look you're gonna have the cut the your their their their you're going to have that ability for a look you're gonna have that ability for Congress to abuse their power sure and and what will the war what would the consequences be hopefully on election day well you know Dershowitz saying over the weekend you know that that you know abuse of power again this doesn't rise to an impeachable offense even if you could show abuse of power and this is an abuse of power and then you know making the case he made the comment something to the effect of you know we really don't want this to be the norm and we don't want this to be a process that could happen so easily but look you basically have to talk to the Democrats about that anything as you mentioned in the house that was done there was nothing unconstitutional about it while it did not meet the level of impeachment you know they put it up there they went through the process they didn't extend the corset the courtesy of subpoena power to the minority party they they didn't present our or extend the courtesy of for the White House to show up and defend themselves so it's bogus we all know it's bogus well as the the the caller bringing up to expunge the actual indictment part of it that doesn't happen and in regular courts I judge considered of the charge is staying right and so boom you but the charges will will still be in the in the public record right but you're not there really quick you're not convicted of anything exact.
Official ballots set for March presidential primary in Ohio
"Ballots for Ohio's March seventeenth presidential primary have been certified Ohio secretary of state frankly rose has announced the certification of eleven democratic candidates and president Donald Trump the lone Republican the Democrats on the ballot are Michael Bennett Joe Biden Michael Bloomberg Cory Booker people to judge Tulsi Gabbard any clover shark devol Patrick Bernie Sanders and Thomas dire Andrew Yang has been certified to recieve write in votes either Democrat John Delaney no Republican bill weld will appear on the Ohio ballots hi Mike Rossio
Massachusetts ex-Governor Patrick enters crowded Democratic presidential race
"Former Massachusetts governor bill weld as a Republican and Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren S. Democrat both filing paperwork today in New Hampshire get on the respective primary ballots in February another Massachusetts same getting into the presidential race former governor Deval Patrick reportedly telling allies he plans to seek the democratic presidential
Former Republican Congressman Mark Sanford drops bid to challenge Trump
"One of president Donald trump's Republican challenges for the twenty twenty G. O. P. nomination is calling it quits as in pairs don Gonyea reports former South Carolina congressman and governor mark Sanford has dropped out of the race mark Sanford is a conservative who has long been a critic of president trump he based his long long shot presidential campaign on a call to reduce the federal debt to attack the deficit and to reduce federal spending but he never gain much traction or attention now he says impeachment is sucking up all the oxygen making it impossible to discuss the issues he wanted to focus on Sanford made the announcement in New Hampshire where the deadline to register for February's primary ballot is just days away president trump still does have other GOP challengers the most prominent being former Massachusetts governor bill weld and former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh don Gonyea
"bill weld" Discussed on Words Matter
"They wanNA trade with the United States they wanna come to the United States and why is that the number one reason is because they know we have the rule of law and that their property and their life will be protected so once you drift aside from that and have a government by individuals which of course is what President Trump lots we're all in great danger so let me ask you about one other character in this you know I guess tragic comedy Rudy Giuliani you certainly were in the justice system with him when he was US attorney in New York you know him so what would it mean what do you think he's up to and and what's the danger of someone under the pretense of being a lawyer getting into the political world and the fixing world like Giuliani stuff for the president I'm loath to say too much about rudy he appointed me. US Attorney and really gave me my start Art and I'm here to tell you when I was in the justice department under Ronald Reagan Rudy Giuliani had the most rat trap mind of anybody in the department and he and I helped each other not only lakos Nostra cases in public corruption cases but politically I when I was governor and second when he became mayor we campaign for each other so we have a long history it's fair to say that the Rudy Giuliani today is not the Rudy Giuliani that I worked with all that assures you said who will guard the guards themselves and in our constitutional system oftentimes that's judges and a lot of fun folks say that Republicans deal with trump and put up with president trump because he's been so successful at putting federal judges it's all about the judges in the long game and last time I checked he the Senate had confirmed one hundred fifty seven of president trump's judges and now you in particular what sets you apart from other Republicans and is that you are in favor of reproductive rights you're pro choice and as governor you supported legislation that expanded reproductive rights and I wanted to ask you will you put judges on the federal bench that are pro choice it's very likely that most of my judges would be pro choice just because of my roll political philosophy which as I said the one time I got to address Republican National Convention said putting my political philosophy into one and I want the government out of your pocket book and out of your bedroom and that's not to say that everybody has to have my point of view about everything say probably thirty for thirty three percent of the people who voted to elect me governor in Massachusetts were pro-life on the abortion reproductive rights issue because we didn't that was not a Shibboleth I wasn't rubbing anybody's knows anything by the time you got to the Supreme Court it's it's very unlikely that I would appoint a Supreme Court justice who expressed sympathy for overturning Roe v Wade so let me ask you this then because even if you do get to appoint justices on the in court the current makeup of the court as it is right now they already have the votes to overturn Roe v Wade so what is your response of how you deal with that that means adding more justices does that mean somehow getting federal legislation through that would actually pass muster how do you protect a woman's right to choose you get federal relation through that would codify Roe v Wade so if Roe v Wade is overturned by the court the protection still stands legislatively rather than rather than judicial really so let's turn to the Republican Party your roots go back to the beginning of the Republican Cardi your family's been involved in the Republican Party for going back I'm not gonNA claim that I knew Abraham Lincoln what's your family knew Abraham Lincoln what's happened to the party generally where where did where did the party lose you I think the venom in Washington really start the one thousand nine hundred ninety four elections gotten a little bit worse ever since because of hyper gerrymandering and then a lack of respect fed on off but when I first worked in the Senate for Jack Javits of New York people not only worked across the aisle if someone was going to give an important speech the Senate galleries be filled with staff members wives reporters people who wanted to hear the speech and see if they were going to be persuaded by it now if someone's giving a big speech is three o'clock in the morning and the rules of the two chambers require that the television camera not leave the person's face so you can't see that it's the all the night and the chamber is deserted because it's purely designed for politics it's not designed for persuasion that's a great loss so no it was ever thus put it that way so it's I think it's invoked now for a lot of people the whole never trump movement to wring their hands over the Republican Party but you've been worried for a long time I we I work together in one thousand nine hundred ninety seven when you were President Clinton's nominee to be embassador Mexico and it became clear during that process that you're interested in trying to force the Republican Party to face some of these issues as you were to being to Mexico talk a little bit about what you saw and what's happened since then well at that time there was a tremendous ugliness in the in the Republican Party Senator Helms mainsail rest in peace would refer to Mexicans backs in speeches on the floor of the Senate I think we've come a little bit a since then except in the Oval Office I wanted to see more more grace in the halls of Congress than than was there at that time and when you run the show it's easy to inculcate it my first week in office and nobody knew what to expect from me I I was a federal prosecutor so I was widely feared and suspected in the legislature and I said to the Senate president and the speaker of the House who were both Democrats why don't we get together for tea and cookies every Monday afternoon it'll be fun you can meet I in your office Mr Speaker then you Mr President and then we'll just rotate at no point that I say we'll meet in my office legislators hate to be summoned so we did and it went pretty well and the sessions were generally just jokes but the result was it's almost impossible to stab somebody in the back if you're having that kind of meeting with them within seven days it's almost impossible for them to run to the press and say this guy is a total jerk his word is no good because of his word about to be no good that would be ironed out between jokes in the weekly meeting and that proved to be such a good experiment that every governor since then up to today day has done it and you know Democrats Republicans and same time Monday afternoon at three fifteen give me time to finish my squash game before we meet so there are elements and I and I underline elements of trump supporters Republican party now who aw are have backward vision on race issues white nationalist there's homophobia there's economic protectionism that didn't exist until recently in the Republican Party how does how do you personally and your candidacy try to address those and try to broaden out the party's appeal again beyond the so called trump base well I call the president out for being what he is which is a Republican in name only he ain't no Republican he's certainly not an economic conservative certainly doesn't believe in robust diplomacy and engagement in the world to preserve the peace and all the economic advances that have been made in the last three generations seventy five years by the by the combination of a robust foreign policy a network of alliances which are force multipliers when it comes time you keep the sea lanes and the air lanes open for commerce that's enormously important it's a duty part of our military in addition to defending the tree and keeping it safe is to keep the channels of commerce open because every one of the United States I think except the present occupants of the Oval Office understands that trade is good and free trade is good and it's particularly good for the United States because we have such a productive workforce the president it has this grade school idea that every every conversation is a zero sum game and if you're not winning you're losing so you have to beat up the other guy didn't take an unreasonable position try and push him off the playing field I mean whenever I met someone like that in business.
"bill weld" Discussed on Words Matter
"Everyone is entitled to their own opinion not their own facts words have power and words have consequences people worked for the city or work for the state and didn't have to show up for work because some Paul got them this job and insert precincts of Boston either get on the state you get on the city or you join the wise guys which means organized crime if you had nothing going for you that's the three ways you were gonna make living so that's really what tilted me towards public corruption but the deeper I got into it the more outraged I was the defenders the system said this is a victimless crime and it's true nobody had an incentive to report it isn't the person paying the bribe or the person taking the Bronx and that made it more insidious right okay and then I want to ask you about your time as assistant attorney general at the time you and the Dag the deputy Ernie general resigned in protest of what you saw as illegal conduct by your boss at the time then Attorney General Ed meese you then testified before Congress and shortly after that testimony Aig resigned so tell us about that why did you do that and what was it like testifying against the Ernie general well I always call them like I see him and particularly in Boston and when I was head of the US Attorney's nationwide before I was head of the Criminal Division I made it my business to try to keep politics out of law enforcement and I think the thing that most motivated me to resign was I saw politics into the Justice Department whose motto is do justice without fear or favor and I damn well saw favor being done and I wasn't about to around and have people point to me and say you know this is so bad what's senior Integra dot me doing sticking around so it was that more than in any particular Peccadillo by the that led me and Arnie Burns who is the deputy to resign in each case with our top two he's going with us so this is a interesting transition bill bar at the Justice Department has been accused many of politicizing the DOJ how do you say it from your perspective and from your experience when you ran a criminal division bill bar was good long Aga under George Bush forty one and I've known him favorably in the past he's a very smart guy there's absolutely no doubt that he's politicizing the Justice Department and thank you should be in deep water for that it started with his characterization of the Miller report in a way that kind of blended its impact and made the Vincent Reputation Look Good for a few days now it really actually started with his June two thousand eighteen unsolicited memo with the Justice Department informed to acting deputy attorney general but intended for the president's is said by the way it's impossible to commit obstruction of justice unless the person committee obstructors the obstruction also committed the underlying offense translation. Dick Nixon could never have been each door removed for obstruction as in fact he was unless he had been in the basement of the Watergate Hotel G Gordon Liddy and Howard Hunt it's ludicrous this interpretation of the statute I have prosecuted many of those cases I've supervised many more I've never seen any support for bill bars interpretation of that statute more recently you know right at the beginning as soon as The the trump apologised started saying well we need find out who started this investigation of the President Russia now that Muller found the president totally blameless we need to find out how and why this started how bill bars treating that as a criminal matter that's very troubling it's very political so are there lasting implications for this at DOJ do you worry about the Oj and institution or is this just one of those times in America where corrupt titians corrupt the system I know this if anything in Washington this this has lasting impact because it goes to the question of who will guard the guards themselves and talk about the rule of law and it may sound abstract sometimes but if we don't have a government of laws rather than men women we are in deep trouble and you know I think I spent a lot of time and international business and I know that everybody all over the world wants to who business with the United States.
Weather Channel to Host Climate Change Special
"The weather channel's moving beyond cold fronts and heat waves and wading into the politics of climate change TWC is that this plan the special for early next month the goods interviews with nine presidential candidates on the topic among those taking part senator Bernie Sanders will speak at the site of a devastating California wildfire while senator camallo Harris talks from along a flood prone area of the Mississippi River all three announced Republican challengers Joe Walsh bill weld and mark Sanford were also interviewed senator Cory Booker senator Elizabeth Warren former representative battle Rourke and mayor Pete booted judge round out the nine one notable absentee president Donald Trump who's the campaign's most prominent climate change skeptic he declined an invitation to take part Rick map is the network's on air hurricane expert and says it gets the conversation going in a big way and he said well the president may not be there the special won't ignore him or what is administration has been doing when it comes to the
Weather Channel to Host Climate Change Special
"The weather channel's moving beyond cold fronts and heat waves and wading into the politics of climate change TWC is that this plan the special for early next month the good the interviews with nine presidential candidates on the topic among those taking part senator Bernie Sanders will speak inside of a devastating California wildfire while senator camallo Harris talks from along the flood prone area of the Mississippi River all three announced Republican challengers Joe Walsh bill weld and mark Sanford were also interviewed senator Cory Booker senator Elizabeth Warren former representative battle Rourke and mayor Pete booted judge round out the nine one notable absentee president Donald Trump who's the campaign's most prominent climate change skeptic he declined an invitation to take part Rick map is the network's on air hurricane expert and says it gets the conversation going in a big way and he said well the president may not be there the special won't ignore him or what is the administration has been doing when it comes to the
Two of Trump's Republican challengers to debate without him
"Two of three Republicans challenging president trump and twenty twenty set to debate tonight in New York Massachusetts governor bill weld and former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh will square off in the first Republican debate of the campaign the event not sanctioned by the Republican Party is being hosted by business insider today it will be broadcast live on their Facebook page former South Carolina governor mark Sanford will not attend neither will president trump who is called his challengers the three Stooges the debate comes as some state Republican parties cancel GOP primaries and
Two of Trump's Republican challengers to debate without him
"Story former Massachusetts governor bill weld and former Illinois congressman Joe walls will square off in the first Republican debate of the campaign the event not sanctioned by the Republican Party is being hosted by business insider today it will be broadcast live on their Facebook page former South Carolina governor mark Sanford will not attend neither will president trump who is called his challengers the three Stooges the debate comes at some state Republican parties cancel GOP primaries and
The latest on Trump's Ukraine drama
"Anyway this situation with regards to Ukraine and the vice president it's all simply about him at our end former vice president and of course the president United States basically Democrats can't do anything while Joe Biden is running. there you go this whole story is so stupid it kills brain cells without the benefit of alcohol because they're trying to say that trump called it what during a phone conversation with the Ukrainian prime minister that that Ukrainian president when it when he was having a phone conversation with him that he was encouraging him to carry out an investigation of hunter Biden and all of everything that they have going on the money that the bidens were making off of this activity in Ukraine which we're gonna get into in detail in case you are in the weeds and you don't know exactly what's going on it's kind of important to know because there's I mean there's actual we have the paper trailers actual evidence of this whereas the story that ran and I'll pull it up here in a minute as soon as everything quits freezing this story that ended up running. it that everyone is reacting to is this guy who's been called a whistleblower who is in the trump administration which can I have a definition as to what a whistle blower is because he didn't blow the whistle on anything if anyone were to actually read this idiotic see in an article and I actually read it unlike the people talking about it out there I read things this is why I'm often rush because see I'm not like these old these outdated people who don't know the internet that are on the radio this is where we're kicking the **** of everybody on air because unlike all of those people I don't outsource all my research to a staff who bring the stacks of things I actually I'm smart enough to read it so there you go anyway yes I am sassy but it is a here I have your people in the right talking about this now makes up you didn't read this you know you did you want to memorandum and you click the top conservative looking link and you decided to regurgitate whatever that wash up this CNN article that is they came out and and and all my gosh I have some serious medium all practice where is it this is where I have a history of according this came out just a couple of days ago this is what everyone is reacting to this article there's no this whistleblower who's in the trump administration blowing the whistle on trumped up looking to blow the whistle you just blow and they say that the sister Danny this could actually be impeachable I just. way way if you open the link up I'm gonna put it up on Facebook if you open the link up when you scroll scrolling still since I mention the article I'm still swirling way way way here it is it's one of the last. so so crazy that whistle blower that is apparently trying to tell all the media that trump was being mean and he's trying to bully his opponent out of the race by telling telling you craned investigators son this is without this is what it actually says the whistleblower didn't have direct knowledge of the communications official briefed on the matter told CNN instead the concerns from the whistleblower came in part from learning some information that was not obtained during the course of their work. okay can we just stop everything right here now do you still I'm happy and because it's Monday high delish adolescent official election Facebook you think I'm crazy now. a question your question please a whistleblower the last four match at all with that first part a story which is called the headline yeah so let me just look to see guys now the headline says new revelations deepens scandal over trump whistle blower complaint hi Lou whistleblower what's with the blowing you know all my gosh so. I'll wait here it is way down here the whistleblower didn't have direct knowledge of the the whistleblower did know Jack crap let's just let's just not even do the word salad whistle blower new not in how about that well instead it's gossip. holy crap then everybody's grandma is a whistleblower because this that just sounds like I'm a real if you sell the gold tersely gossip I go to church I can say that you don't I mean. they were just decided they were gossiping on stuff that's what this says what's your new nada overweight the wire why is it even a whistleblower because usually for a whistleblower you're blowing the whistle on something there's information involved I feel as though I was I was cheated in the sale. you know I feel like I was cheated just saying it's like when you get a when you get one of those freezer pepperoni pizzas and has all the pepperoni on top of it and then you get at home when you open it up there's like one or two pieces of pepperoni on it this isn't even the pepperoni I'm so cheated right now. but this is this is and no one is talking about this everyone is glossing over this no one is going back to the fact that well you know the whistle blower actually didn't know anything so that's the that's the debate that's about it so this is a I I'm I'm I'm not shocked how could one blow the whistle on something they have no direct knowledge of if they have zero direct knowledge which is exactly what the CNN story says which is up to them how can they be Alyssa how can you even use that label yeah well see here's the story here's the real thing. Democrats are trying to protect Joe Biden from an actual Ukrainian scandal they're trying to make it from scandal this is the same playbook that they use with the Russia crap they're trying to make this rushes grow trumps thing one actually was their thing as Democrats were literally conspired with Russia they were accusing troubles literally conspiring with Russia this is what they do you see this. it's like you're is two siblings who are fighting I think I can tell this in parables for the drive bys it has two siblings fighting and someone hits as you know one sibling hit the other seven takes a toy and then says that sibling hit me. that's what this is like Joe Biden actually and what we're gonna get into it I'm hold up cause I guess some of the stuff to to hit upon. so then we got some old audio from from biting on the stuff as well. but then here's here's the thing I can play this or second audio semi twenty seven bill weld I literally just forgot who he was hang I forget who he is every time run for president no he's still running I think yeah he hang on let me. may I see I don't even care enough about this data he's somebody he was like way back an old tiny days he was the governor of Massachusetts and I was in elementary school so whatever skews me when I was in from forever throughout my basically of elementary junior high and high school career he was pretty much the governor of Massachusetts old timey he's like a thousand years old he's I've you know what I mean even in the mood today I am in the mood today I drove all weekend I'm not even these people have got me they're tempted me they're tempted me today you know maybe have five soft use for like forty minutes ago. you know you just send some Ellis impervious Tom's quit semi the bags and idea who will do it a study them bill weld like you know what I'm having kind of a tough time here in the primary where we just execute my opponent listen talk about pressure in a foreign country to interfere with and control a U. S. selection it couldn't be clearer and that's not just undermining democratic institutions that is treason treason pure and simple and the penalty for treason under the US code is death that's the only pen only. only on the constitution is removal from office and that might look like a pretty good alternative to the president if he could work out a plea deal on the legal framework is under the U. S. criminal code the
"bill weld" Discussed on NBC Meet the Press
"I mean he should be talking about his pulling. He should be talking to you about his experiences. Reliability polity has decency the fact that he's met every world leader the fact that he's known on the world stage a an ad like this. I think is poisoned for everything to keep in mind and you've seen these ballot test match ups that actually the trump versus bernie sanders and trump versus elizabeth warren matchups. Don't actually look that much different in the numbers. We've got a long way to go till next november but it's way too soon i think for anybody to really claim the truly big the edible arrangement trump only get thirty eight and thirty nine against as well right now. I mean it's his numbers his numbers the same against against whatever democrat you put up there. It's the democratic number changes. The democrats are going to be able to argue look. There's going to be an influx of fundraising support as kristen said said the democratic base and they believe energized no matter what just by the fact that trump's in the white house and that number of random democrat versus trump they're gonna say is strong enough for them that <hes> that the biden may not be quick. Gene is a week like this make it that much harder for people to which you know meaning a week like trump's eroticism becomes the oh my god. The risky because is to new mayor small town is that is that how yeah maybe i don't know you know he'd. He certainly comes across very different for donald trump and and i i actually think he's been on the scene as a candidate long enough enough number who've gotten used to it's so younger than on well macron was when he became president of france. It's an excellent point. Which is i think think he's our first millennial world leader anyway. Thank you guys. What a great round table for <hes> this week. That's all we have today. Thank you for watching. I do appreciate that and we'll be back next week. Because it's sunday. It's meet the press uh-huh uh good bring everyone breaking news. Are you afraid iran is playing with fire. The most trusted tv news anchor in america here in normandy hundreds gathered to honor. The heroes means to be american evenings on your local n._b._c. station..
"bill weld" Discussed on NBC Meet the Press
"To communicate to the american people a sense of sanity balanced that they're not there to change the system but to reform the system. That's is going to be the winning ticket. It just won't necessarily be vice. President by the democrats also can have to excite the democratic base have to bring the democratic base out and there are two schools of thought doc within the democratic party about this one is trump is an emergency and we can't take any risks and we need to go safe and that's the jill biden argument the other that democrats will make privately although perhaps not publicly is that the democratic party could nominate and edible arrangement and it would beat donald trump. That's the kind of thing you're a lot more. People in the democratic could excite that quietly do believe this. This especially really turned this week and this is part of the difference between the elizabeth warren bernie sanders message and the joe biden message biden his arguing. That trump is the problem. Sanders warrants and other progressive candidates are arguing. That trump is a symptom of a larger problem in your party christian for years ago. There was this debate about. Oh you gotta find somebody that can beat hillary clinton and there were quietly. A bunch of republican strategist says no it doesn't matter anybody's going to be able to beat her and it turned out anybody did it. Well and i think the real question here is democrats trying to choose someone to contrast trump. Do you pick someone that fights trump sort of on the same type of terms trump likes to fight on somebody. Who's is going to be bold. Someone who's going to be a fighter or do you try to nominate someone who answers the question. What do americans want who've what to stop thinking about the president every day <hes> and so oh do you as the democratic party you know we've talked about kenny nominate as you put it in edible arrangement and he would beat donald trump. I wonder can democrats nominate somebody who in any other year would not excite the progressive base but because they're running against donald trump and it is a binary choice that progressive base if donald trump is not vulnerable than wire are twenty plus the republican running but i have to say i gotta play this joe biden et. He's using polling. I've never seen a front runner do this before using polling alling to make his case watch we know in our bones. This election is different. The stakes are higher the threat moore series. We have to be donald donald trump and all the polls greed joe. Biden is the strongest democrat to do the job bread. I keep bringing this up again. I just you that you normally don't talk about polls. You don't talk about it. Only the one on the only that matters is the one argument because the moment binding goes south any pool case wait biden which edible it just happens sometimes even an outlier poll but it's inevitable. It's a poor strategy by him..
"bill weld" Discussed on NBC Meet the Press
"Suggest s. that beneath the public optimism the economy is not as strong as mr trump suggest more importantly. It may not be as strong as it ever had been touted this week. We learned that job. Creation numbers reported by the labor department. We're off like way off by about twenty percent. Two million jobs were created between april two thousand eighteen in march twenty nine hundred dollars. That's five hundred thousand fewer jobs than the estimates originally showed in fact those estimates were also off when it comes to our gross domestic product g._d._p. Figures originally showed that the economy grew at three percent in two thousand eighteen but it turns out it was much more tepid two point five percent. That's still decent recent but it's not the three percent cheerleading that president trump promised the estimates twenty nineteen two point three and the forecast for twenty twenty. She is only two point one percent and despite the cheerleading from the president americans aren't feeling all that optimistic consumer sentiment which is about how people feel about the economy dropped six percentage points from july to august the lowest. It's been by the way since january and it mirrors trend. We've been seeing an other important indicators in the last six six months one number that might be particularly concerning for this white house manufacturing declined in august. Why is this important. It's the first time that production has shown a contraction and almost a decade plus. Thousands of jobs have been lost in wisconsin michigan and pennsylvania since february three pretty important states so when it comes to the economy perception is almost as important as the reality if consumers think the economy had trouble they're less likely to spend money which could lead leap to actual trouble for the economy and economic trouble would be bad news for all americans and president trump's reelection argument in twenty twenty as well when we come back three three more democrats dropped out of the presidential race this week and it's still the largest field in history now. A handful of republicans are eyeing longshot fits. The may make the field meals even bigger again. Endgame is next back back now with endgame the democratic debate over electability. I'm gonna pit jill. Biden here versus the democratic field. Here's joe biden on the case for supporting her husband..
"bill weld" Discussed on NBC Meet the Press
"U._s. could be restoring our credibility by leading the world in facing facing some of the biggest challenges we have from issues like climate to stability in the global economy to advancing human rights and democracy to things like <hes> dealing with terrorists threats from islamist extremism or from the rising tide of white nationalist violence that is a problem not only here in the united states but around the world. Let's dive straight into china your president you've got these. You're going to inherit. Perhaps a bunch of tariffs that are been slapped on china is your initial instinct to <music> remove all the tariffs and then try to start anew with china and would you use the issue of hong kong as part harder than in any trade pack. Well certainly the people of hong kong need to know that we stand with them and china needs to know that if they're going to perpetrate trait a repeat of tiananmen they will be isolated from the democratic world that being said we can find areas of cooperation from climate to security to trade it just has to be something that actually works for americans now obviously the current strategy. I'm not even sure you can call it a strategy. Let's say the current pattern of poking china in the eye with tariffs and seeing what will happen isn't working. It is crushing american soybean farmers other farmers in american consumers. You know we are already estimated to be paying five five hundred thousand dollars more americans this year because of this trade war. I don't know where we're supposed to get that kind of money. President says he's gonna delay. Some of it. Till christmas is but what are we supposed to do. After christmas. My focus in terms of china strategy will be identifying areas of mutual advantage and holding them accountable for the problems problems that we've seen created by currency manipulation just realize that they're not going to change their fundamental economic model and because we poked them with a few tariffs that's why are the the alternate way to stay ahead of china is to invest in our domestic competitiveness and unfortunately we're doing the reverse underinvesting everything from education to infrastructure here at home. President president obama thought one of the ways to confront china was to create an asian pacific trade pack. I know t._p._p. Became this sort of red herring. If you will or litmus test among democratic arctic primary voters let me ask you a question of it this way i know where you stand on teepee but putting together a non china asian pacific alliance is that the best way to confront china. It's certainly part of how we can set global economic cooperation on terms that makes sense for us instead dead of allowing them to be dictated by china the problem with t._p._p. Had to do with the fact that basic standards that we have on corporate governance and environmental and labor expectations expectations weren't being met. Yes we can do it but again. The fundamental way to stay ahead of china is to invest in our own competitiveness. They're investing billions more and artificial intelligence. According to a national strategy then we are then there is a very strong likelihood that they will be running circles around us by the time..
"bill weld" Discussed on NBC Meet the Press
"Spending more on interest on the deficit now than we we are on national defense interest on the debt is the fourth largest item in the federal budget. Their spending money in washington like drunken sailors a trillion in dollar a year. Mr trump's budget admittedly a multi year budget but it added nine trillion dollars to the deficit three days ago. It went up another eight hundred hundred billion dollars. That's almost another trillion dollars. You can't keep doing that indefinitely. Every household in the united states every governor in the united states as mister mcintosh knows has to balance the budget by constitution or by necessity and my motto when i was in office is there's no such thing as government money. There's only tax payers. There's money well. They've forgotten that in washington led by the president and they think it's their money and it's not well governor though this only play devil's advocate about about the debt there have been folks like yourself and others who have been talking about that if this debt keeps increasing. It's going to be a drag on the economy. There hasn't been a drag on the economy yet why well it's gonna be a drag not just on the economy but on our national security because we're effectively relying on other countries countries to buy our treasury bills to get us out of this terrible deficit position. We're in order to forestall the united states going into bankruptcy and that's economics economics one. Oh one <hes> and so i it's just <hes> very much against the economic interest of the american people to keep going in this direction and everybody everybody who thinks about it. <hes> knows it furthermore. <hes> you know the president tax <hes> as you were pointing out earlier on every single issue in my view it no longer are matters what the president says because that may be his first thought of the moment or as i ramble or as first raving but you can be assured there'll be a second thought a third thought aforethought all of which are going to be different from the first thought comes from mcintosh that i i remember during the obama years. A lot of conservatives criticized the obama administration because hey you know all these big ideas you guys are talking about. It's creating instability in the business community. How is what the president's doing not. I mean it's clear the reason for the slow down is the business community is is suddenly nervous because they don't know how this trade wars going to turn out isn't this creating instability and as i mentioned earlier the key to understanding this is reading donald trump's book the art of the deal where yes things are going to change you get the i want to be your friend. I wanna work with you donald trump when he's trying to push towards the deal when the deal breaks apart you get the donald trump. I'm gonna impose lizzy gotten. Where's this work. I mean this. This art of the deal thing gets thrown out there a lot. Where's this actually really worked. He doesn't have an infrastructure deal. He didn't new healthcare. He doesn't have a new deal with china. It hadn't worked yet. It worked on replacing nafta and that was a successful we'd it had this yeah and the only blocking that is ansi pelosi and the democrats in the house. What did what did nafta literally after two point. Oh you didn't really change them old. Hold a better deal for the u._s. In the president's eyes and it's an example of how the art of the deal worked. I think the key thing for donald trump is to show that he's got a vision for the second term and to continue with another round of tax cuts and he's deciding which way he wants to go on that right. We're going to urge one that is for small businesses to give the pass through the same tax..
"bill weld" Discussed on NBC Meet the Press
"The campaign you mix it up but what we base our current position on is the results president trump has governed as a free pre-market conservative cutting taxes trying to get rid of obamacare deregulating their oil and energy industry deregulating the internet and it's working. The economy is still at two and a half three percent growth. That's a reversal from his predecessor unemployment at the lowest rate ever and you see more and more people the entering the workplace and getting higher. I wanna follow up something. You said you said he's governed is a free market conservative. I'm just lifting this directly from your website. The cost of protectionism largely totally born not by some foreign country but by american businesses consumers and taxpayers this was based on urinalysis clipper gross analysis of what for instance tariffs on the steel industry would do do how can you say he's governed as a free market conservative when he has been issuing tariffs left and right and the trade is a difficult issue <hes> bay ah you're struggling with this. The tariffs are attacks on the american people problem. I think you've got to step back and in fact what's going on at the g seven. This is explained explain same thing. It's the art of the deal and what we like about president. Trump's vision on trade is his goal of zero zero tariffs and we support that strongly family and i have come to recognize these tariffs are his way of forcing the chinese to come to the table. They're costly and we we want them to go away but he's using them to get to that. Ultimate goal of zero zero tariffs governor you've been thought it was a very moderate republican but where you align nine with the republican party over the last couple of decades always was on fiscal issues. You just heard congress macintosh. Make a case that the president is a free governing like a free market. Conservative is governing like a free market conservative in your mind <hes> he's not a small government guy at all where we're.
"bill weld" Discussed on NBC Meet the Press
"We had an act pass. A national emergency act the absolute right to do that and attacking the federal reserve chair. He appointed again tweeting. My only question is who is our bigger enemy jay powell or chairman you. I want him to resign. Let me put it this way if he did. I wouldn't stop them. Some of mr trump's own allies say the the president is increasingly worried about a recession and are concerned his own focus on the darkening picture could be self fulfilling the president himself. Just can't can't seem to stop talking about it. The word recession is a word that's inappropriate. We're very far from recession. The fake news of which many of your members is trying to convince the public to have a recession. Let's have a recession. You people wanna recession. Maybe that's the way to get trump out and the president's erotic style has been on full display on tuesday. He floated a tax cut payroll taxes something that we think about by wednesday. He said it was not on the table. I'm not looking at a tax cut now needed. We have a strong economy. He is using satanic language to describe himself. Somebody had to do it. I i am the chosen one. Somebody had to do it so i'm taking on china tweeting conspiracy theories and zigzagging basic policy this week reversing basing himself on guns. We can do meaningful very meaningful background checks. We have a lot of background checks right now and even on buying greenland after after claiming we may be going to denmark not for this reason at all on tuesday he canceled the trip saying based on the danish prime minister's comments that she would have no interest in discussing the purchase of greenland. The business community is wary. Just like another one way ticket on titanic and twenty twenty democrats are already taking advantage running on a return to stability. We're seeing the president of the united states has become more and more unhinged. We know so the words were president matter. They can move markets. I don't know what the president is thinking when he says he can just <hes> here by order companies to do this or that. We need an economy that actually actually works for all of us and joining me now from the g. Seven and france is n._b._c. News chief white house correspondent halley jackson and halley. I know this this white house. At times and republicans here in washington at times don't know exactly how to defend the president and and some of what he says any moment in time i know that the white house has had a hard time finding somebody to provide us for this show today and it may be because of misinterpretations of what the president may mean at any given point in time the president this morning asked about having second thoughts about china. I wanna play for what he said and then. I want you to explain what he really meant here. It is pretty sure monday's wealth the second thoughts about everything all right that certainly sounded after two followups that sounded like a president who at least was hearing the criticism he's been receiving from his fellow world leaders about this trade war but apparently he didn't mean what he said. That's according to the white house press secretary stephanie grisham that was big news that sound bite you displayed for about six hours here on the coast of france in biarritz that the president who rarely concedes regret on any topic seem to be signaling some kind of regret here but the white house's will wait a second not so fast that is being misinterpreted the press secretary saying the president's vince regret with actually that he was not tougher on china and at the terror were more stringent so inverting the way that many people read that moment in the room..
"bill weld" Discussed on NBC Meet the Press
"This sunday trade war and the economy another escalation is china poses retaliatory tariffs on the u._s. The president orders there's u._s. Companies out of china and the dow falls more than six hundred points having a spat with china and we'll win it. A world economy slowed by the trade. War is the backdrop for the g. Seven summit of world leaders and friends plus a head-spinning week of presidential pronouncements and reversals on a tax cut payroll roll taxes. I've been thinking about payroll taxes for a long time. I've looked at a tax cut now. We don't need it on gun background checks. We have to have meaningful background chat. We already have very serious background checks even on buying greenland. It's not number one in the burner. This is something that's been discussed for many years by guests this morning. Former republican governor bill well who is challenging president trump and trump critic turned ally club for growth president. David mcintosh also democratic dilemma isn't enough to run against the president's character and competence or do voters want a nominee who will radically transform washington. I think the biggest risk we take i'll talk to democratic candidate footage of indiana and team of rivals and unlikely group of former trump allies turn earn critics prepare to take on the president on the trail and on the air watching a full blown meltdown of the united states joining me for insight and analysis this is our washington post columnist eugene robinson betsy woodruff of the daily beast new york times columnist brad stevens and kristen solta sanderson columnist the washington examiner welcome to sunday. It's meet the press from n._b._c. News washington longest running show in television history. They did sunday morning for much of this week. We wondered whether we should take what president trump says seriously early anymore. By the end of the week we were reminded that the words and actions of the most powerful man in the world do have real world consequences in just the past few days. The president was not interested in buying greenland before he was so interested that he postponed a trip to denmark when the danes wouldn't sell on tax cuts. Mr trump was against new ones before he was for them before he was against them again. Stay with me on expanded background checks on guns. The president who is traditionally against them then was four them after el paso in dayton didn't against them reportedly after talking to the head of the n._r._a. Then apparently for them again but now maybe not. This is not a left right issue. It's a factor fiction issue but there was no denying the implications of what the president was saying and doing on friday both china and mr trump escalated the trade war that mr trump has initiated she aided the president flirting a bit with authoritarianism with this tweet directed at america's business community are great. American companies are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to china the result of the president's tweets. The dow plunged more than six hundred points as the president headed off to france. I g seven meeting with world. Leaders who already nervously eyeing a slowing world economy threatened further by trade wars. Donald trump came into office promising to discard.
"bill weld" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"All right okay back into pushing forty so now I'm just going to jump right in and do I want to do a last minute. Addition or knives probably covered on free. Talk Live already so let's talk about bill well to your cereal. This is published today. Hey and it's from C._N._N.. Politics it's called G._O._P.. Challenger Bill Weld and under say vers colon there because it saves a quote trump is a coat raging racist former Massachusetts governor and longshot candidate for the Republican nomination for President Bill Well. I just WANNA say he hasn't been governor since like for twenty years or something but the only thing he's ever done right they keep saying oh former Massachusetts governor bill well and it's like well. They keep saying that because he hasn't got done any better like I think I saw it was an article by Howie Carr Yeah he was governor from ninety one and ninety seven and this article written by Howie Carr. I believe said that <hes> you know bill is passed as prime and he's considered washed out washed up. I think it's called and it's like he used to be a fun guy to be with a drink together troy. He's the only person of event prevent his own brother. In Law who died from alcoholism that Donald trump not not brother-in-law rubber trump's brother died from alcoholism and well the only other person who trump ever called an alcoholic but anyways I digress so I think this shows how how ivor out of touch he is or just how unoriginal or out of ideas but I mean you know. It's like trump's racist what I guess as I get his card or something they C._n._n.. Card what are my cats jumping onto the under the fridge. Now knocking should over quote. Donald trump is a raging racist okay. He's a complete and thorough zero going racist and he made that choice a choice a long time ago when he was engaged in a housing business in New York with his father weld said speaking at the N. Double A._C._p...
"bill weld" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Trump, and he would not reflect me we are too large Orangemen who other than that have nothing in common absolutely nothing in common, politically, except maybe cutting taxes. So I I don't think the party changed that much before Mr. Trump got there. It's quite true that he seems to have captivated everybody in wash. Washington. They're all keeping their mouths shut. And not making any noise. They don't wanna rock the boat. I don't understand that. I I know a bunch of those people and they're great. They're great people, and they're good public servants. But suddenly someone has sewn their lips shut. And no one is saying the emperor doesn't have any new clothes. I think the emperor's absolutely naked as a jaybird and does not have any new clothes, and as you can tell you know, while trying to be respectful the office. I just don't have any patience for his his foolery and his consistent narcissism. Look at me. Look at me. It's all about me. I think the way Mr. Trump looks at the world it really is all about two things one himself and to the Trump organization and its business success. That's not putting the people for former governor Bill weld of Massachusetts newly announced Republican candidate for president one of two large Orangemen with nothing else in common Bill weld. Thanks for joining us today. Thank you very much. Joining us now once more in studio James Pendle, political reporter for the Boston Globe political analyst for us here at WBZ. Are you heard what former governor Bill weld had to say he's person of stature, you know, he's held significant roles in American public life..
"bill weld" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Of course is famous for being mean spirited and disruptive and divisive and wanting anything but civility calculates that it suits his political instincts to have everybody's teeth on edge. Everybody looking around to see who's the news group that they can hate and fear, and it's just not the politics. I was brought up with and I don't think it's good for the United States in office. Hi, constantly reached across the aisle. I set up a, hey weekly luncheon with the democratic leadership in the legislature and myself, and my great Lieutenant governor pulse. Lucci. And we met every Monday for two terms and it worked out so well that everyone since then including government Romney has followed the practice and it's done to this day by my cabinet member. Charlie Baker who's now, the sitting governor in Massachusetts, so Massachusetts and most other state capitals, not all but most have that tradition of civility between between the parties and specifically between the executive branch and the legislature, and we made that almost in hard form in Massachusetts. And you get so much more done that way so much more done. If you have a civil meeting with somebody once a week on a regular basis, it's just harder to stop them in the back or tell the press that they're an enormous jerk. 'cause it's inconsistent with your course of dealing with them. So that's what I would do. I want to take another call now from wausau Wisconsin, Dave, go ahead. What's your question for the governor? Yeah. Thank you for taking my call. I it's just like that scour Mr. well here exactly why the Republicans should trust. You this time asset in two thousand sixteen were the libertarian vice presidential candidate while you were in Wisconsin. At least you were asked which Senator you could see yourself working with and you called L Feingold who was running against Ron Johnson. And even though you had a libertarian candidate on the same ballot. And then openly advocated people voting for Hilary while by his presidential nominee for the libertarians over the Republican ticket. I'm just curious why Republicans to trust you? You know, I took a lot of heat for saying nice things about wrestling gold. And I I guess I didn't know at that point. I was still green that the libertarian was running against him. I've known him a long time since he was in law school. I think he's a very intelligent guy and a person of quality not taking anything away from Senator Johnson. Or or any other candidate? I just happened to mention him. I in terms of Mrs Clinton. No, I I never did urge people to to vote for her. But I thought she was taking such a shellacking for being dishonest at the end of the campaign, and nobody was sticking up for her at all. And I've known her since I worked on the house Watergate committee with her back in the nineteen seventies. We were both children. And you know, let me put it this way. I do not think she's a crook. And I thought that the president's successful campaign against her locker up. She's a crook. You know, I didn't agree with that. So what I did say on television is I'm here to vote for her personally that didn't mean everyone should vote for her. But it may not meant I was about djing for. I think my exact words were it'd be nice for someone other than Donna Brazile. And the remember members of the Democratic National Committee to say, something even. Tral about Mrs Clinton. So that's what that one was all about and obviously in in the year since you've been quite critical of the man who defeated her President Trump governor Bill weld, I want to ask you one last question before we let you go. We know you've been making, you know, basically been on the stump and your new candidate New Hampshire as well as reaching out. Elsewhere, the it seems to me that since you last held elective office. The party has changed a lot under you. What would you say to those who would argue that you may not reflect the Republican party as it now exists compared to perhaps was when when you were when you were last in elected office. Well, I think it's changed a lot under Mr. Trump, and I would not reflect Mr..
"bill weld" Discussed on Pat Gray Unleashed
"Just take my word for it. Then we've got Amy klobuchar. Elizabeth warren. Oh boy, Bill weld. I mean, how many people have been clamoring for Bill weld to finally finally run for president about time. I mean, sure if you're in Massachusetts you've been able to vote for him for governor a couple of times, but the rest of us want our chance, and so because of all the articles and the protests that he wasn't running and the draft Bill weld movement very distracting you finally convinced we go finally got him in the race as well as Marianne Williamson sorry, author lecturer Marianne Williamson. I think she announced on January twenty eighth Oprah's. Did you miss? She's like some connection Oprah thing. Oh, really, maybe. And then another guy that I I don't think people could be happier about Andro Yang. I'm sorry. Yeah. Andrew gang. Not hurt him ever an entrepreneur from New York. You've never heard of Andrew gang. I mean, have you? But what a great field. Am. I right. I mean, any one of these candidates, obviously has is almost a sure thing to defeat Donald Trump. That's hard. What he twenty. That's a har-. How is it? Yeah. Go into the booth and Andrew NG, Donald Trump. So hard so hard. Telling me about some guy who's already dropped out. Yes. This out. In fact, he resigned from congress. I'm going to do this all that. So that he could run for president. And I think he did that on January tenth. Yeah. You ready something January someth- and by January and by January twenty eighth. Yeah. It's Richardo Hato, Richard o'hagan resigned from congress. So that he could specifically file his candidacy for for president, which he did gave it a good two and a half. We gave it a good two and a half weeks. And then he look after two and campaign, if you're not in the top of the list, you know, a year and a half out to right almost two years out. Then forget it. Just forget it. It ain't happening. Yeah. Wow. Boy, Richard Hato leadership in action. You can't say he didn't try you can't say, yeah. You almost can Lord. I know I know. But then he saw this fine field with that incredible range of strokes. We have how do you compete with socialist? Although it at communist, and it's already you've got the whole spectrum covered where do I fit? I don't I can't I don't fit into that. So so hate to see the good news for Richard. Oh, hey, there's still time to change your mind five or six more times between now in deadline.