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Mark Meadows defends Trump's response to US protests on NBC's "Meet the Press"
"Chief of staff Mark Meadows, was on NBC's Meet the press today. And it was pretty clear what the narrative Was and and I've got another example of it beyond just The NBC program here. It's pretty clear the narrative is all of this is the president's fault. He's whipping up. All of the sentiments and all of the fears and all of the violence and everything else, and it's basically all Trump's fault. Here's some of that exchange. On NBC's Meet the Press with Chuck Todd, the moderator and the chief of staff, Mark Meadows. This is in Donald Trump's America How much responsibility should voters be giving the president for his inability Teo. Keep The streets safe. Well, I mean, you can try to reframe it that way, Chuck. But that's just not accurate. I can tell you that when we look at Kenosha in the phone calls that were made to the governor of Wisconsin. Way offered help. Help was denied. Obviously, there was multiple gunshots and people lost their life. We made a repeated call, then the next day. Sin and National Guard FBI agents U. S marshals to restore Peace and Kenosha, Wisconsin. And and that's what needs to happen in Portland. You know, it's interesting to see you frame Portland that way after 94 days, perhaps now we're going to act because someone was shot last night. But but to suggest that somehow it's been peace. One Portland Chuck is just not looking at the facts. I guess you're saying that is their parts of the country that the president doesn't govern. I mean, is the president only in charge of what? Just for places where he has supporters. You sort of hear you saying Well, these chaotic cities I just I just want I just trying to understand. Is the president not believe he has responsibility of governing and leading the entire country? Well, he does govern and lead the entire country. But Chuck, you're smarter than that. These are local law enforcement efforts that air that can be supported by the federal backstop, Whether it be national Guard or the F B I, and so when we look in that and look at that, as we look in Portland It's not Donald Trump's D a. That saying to stand down. It's not Donald Trump that is saying that we need to look the other way. It's the mayor of Portland. So let's at least have a true version of what's happening in the cities. You know if if your viewers were going to in tune in this morning, why don't you show him the letter from the mayor? Of Portland, where he says no, thanks for federal help. And yet we have someone who lost their life overnight
Warriors' Green fined $50K for Booker comments
"The league finding a Warriors forward Draymond green $50,000 for tampering because of comments he made about Suns guard Devin Booker while serving as a guest analyst on TNT Cherry Friday's broadcast, Green praised Booker in the Sons for their undefeated star in the Orlando bubble butt, said Booker. It needs to get out of Phoenix because it's not good for his career. Needs to go somewhere where he can play great basketball all the time and win because he's that type of player
Trump blasts Comcast’s NBC and calls for firing host Chuck Todd
"NBC news is apologizing for meet the press segment that cut a portion of an interview with Attorney General William Barr that left a false impression that has led to president trump calling for the network to fire the show's left wing a moderator Chuck
New York City Mayor De Blasio asks feds for 39,000 doses of Remdesivir for May
"New York City mayor bill de Blasio is asking the federal government for more doses of a drug to treat coronavirus cases New York City mayor bill de Blasio is asking the federal government to send more doses of ram disappeared to treat coronavirus patients initial clinical trial show the drug reduces hospital stays for severely ill patients from fifteen to eleven days that may not sound like a lot T. on first blush but let me tell you that means for last days of suffering for that patient New York City public hospitals have only received four thousand doses of Lazio says the city needs ten times that amount
Biden holds huge 24-point edge over Sanders in Michigan
"And news is breaking just out the Detroit Free Press poll Biden holds a huge twenty four point edge over Sanders in Michigan take it with a grain of salt though Hillary had a twenty five point lead over Sanders in Michigan last time Sanders ended up winning Michigan's primary by one point four percent so you know could could Bernie have another miracle he better because if he doesn't well it could be a bad thing cut number eight it is I do think is his campaign has two weeks to live no proof that it's viable in the next two weeks Michigan and Ohio being to me the two biggest S. he's got it right that's Chuck Todd friend of the show giving about a fortnight to show that he's not a complete loser but again as of yesterday there really wasn't much polling had no you know I was almost I think Nate silver was on Twitter complaining about that and then we get this thing twenty four point a lot of Bernie loses Michigan anywhere north of twenty points that's a that's I don't think he gets a fortnight hi yeah I I think I don't think you walk there because he's got people like AOC behind about it let's cut one Michigan we have a Goliath in our country today the life of the fossil fuel industry the Goliath of big pharma the last the a big money in politics yeah I hate those guys you've made our life good and have saved our life I hate them so much that's Bernie Sir here here's the problem with Bernie Sanders people they are not bright they're just not socialism who's the guy who still think socialism is a good idea will Bernie Sanders and his followers now the Democrat party understands the establishment understands of Bernie Sanders is a disaster that normal Americans are gonna look at this question comic curmudgeon inside all heck no actually I might not say hack but I'm trying to remain SEC compliant he would he would make Walter Mondale look like LBJ over Goldwater he just got trounced so of course their salaries if we need to go by then they like to bind because he's frankly completely out of it and would be a wonderful popped for the establishment of the Democratic Party he would do what they say they they run the country he be on the rose garden chasing chasing that uppity squirrels who keeps looking at him through the window the yeah I feel Bernie Sanders supporter how are you feeling right now the feeling good feeling respected because I gotta tell you you've been broken and humiliated you have been betrayed you've been lied to yeah the establishment has made sure that the fix is in your voice has been silenced by Donald Trump though you're told Donald trump's the cause of all your problems but by your own party and what are you going to do but what about it are you are you just gonna take it are you going to let the establishment the corporate Democrat party because you know that the idea of Republicans as the party of big business cannot cannot all these fortune five hundred guys they all the top the politics of their second wife they're all Democrats and you you are going to obey the corporatist part that's what you're going to do Bernie Sanders is going to have this election stolen from him again when you gonna cry in warning and then you're going to obey exactly you are going to do what your commander because you're not smart because you support a socialist and your weak and cowardly I'm just gonna try to call names I'm just calling it like it is you're going to be abuse and then you're going to come back
Bernie Sanders talks coronavirus on the campaign trail
"Joining me now is the democratic presidential candidate senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont senator Sanders welcome back to meet the press good to be with you I want to before I get to the campaign I want to start with the issue of the spread of this coronavirus what would your response look like as president Sanders very different than what president trump is doing well unlike trump I believe in science I would not appoint somebody like Mike pence ought to be the head of the office pence's record in terms of a disease in terms of H. I. V. outbreak of was not a good one we have to have confidence among state officials all over this country and people all over the world so we need scientists running the operator operation ought docks of pence second of all you cannot have a president who everyday is saying absurd things I mean touting the fact I think just the other day all that he has somehow very very knowledgeable about an issue which he clearly is not knowledgeable about we have to work with the entire world reach out we have to adequately fund the National Institute of health and the CDC we need regular reports coming from leadership in Washington the state officials all over this country we have to make sure that doctors nurses all over America are protected as they do their job because of they get the virus we're going to be totally unprepared to deal with the general population we don't have adequate test kits right now we don't have ICU units enough of them hospital to nurses will tell you that they have not received the kind of instructions and preparations that they need there's a lot of work to be done but bottom line is from Washington the American people need to know that there are scientists there are doctors were running the operation communicating with people all over the world because this is a global crisis when I sing that in Washington from trump I I just have spoke with Dr Anthony Fauci yeah I know you know know him well no its reputation well and he said the following this morning he doesn't think people over certain age should be traveling right now particularly not going on cruises we have an underlying condition that there really does need to be some sort of self quarantining of sorts or are being careful going into large groups let me ask you this as your campaign made a decision on whether to hold large rallies right now well that's the decision we just held a rally in Chicago yesterday that happens with about fifteen thousand people out and and but I will tell you all we are talking to public health officials all over this country obviously what is most important to us is to protect the health of the American people this is an issue obviously not just for our campaign right this is an issue for all of the National Basketball Association earns an issue for every organization in this country that has large events so all I can tell you is that it is an issue that we are looking up we're talking to public health I was just gonna say who makes that call for you I mean if the statement you know the public health official Michigan says you know what I know you have a big rally scheduled here at wherever it is if they say don't do it you're not gonna do it look we're not going to obviously we're not going to endanger the health of anybody in this country but again this is an issue that every organization every candidate now has got to deal with
Al Sharpton Won't Commit to a 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate
"That but let me do a little bit of politics because we do have Joe Biden idea which I've got to share with you but first here's the conclusion of the conversation without shop that just said it's Biden booted judging Bloomberg are the only three Democrats left in the course already voted for Bernie but here's what I said right now we're down to three days Bernie Sanders people dated June mayor Bloomberg basically a Republican or done like guns are Pepsi and I Bernie Sanders is authentic and I think people that a judge of the generational change those three are in the right time politic Morenstein it's nice of yet circuits on for a little bit more but they're both don and I think we know that that is caught what's interesting to me al is that these primaries become open primaries in ten days South Carolina Republicans are voting on super Tuesday already voted for Bernie Sanders I told Chuck Todd that on meet the press and I because I got the absentee in Virginia Texas is open to all sorts of states are open Republicans get the pick whether they want a patient authentic socialist like Bernie Sanders whether they want to face a Republican light like Mike Bloomberg or whether the generational change can they be the judge and I actually think the most important thing is where does the African American vote go and and if I'm not gonna ask you a question on your own show I'll but I am very curious about who you're gonna indoors because I think that's going to matter well you hit me were two things that I want to go to buy all of the panelists because of that all going to let you great near my bow it I was trying to trap al their bodies is a sly old fox and he wouldn't wouldn't take my date is that it wouldn't take my but I love al talking among the TV shows I got him on the radio show look I know a lot you hate al but I get along with them at all you got along with him I've been interviewing him since the nineties when I was out to Casey tease life and times of my hair with brown and al Wade though he doesn't still more than he does now but I I am telling you al's importance in the democratic primary and not to be overstated body being canny won't commit the guy and even the commit then says hello Joe Biden who is not slow a bit xcelerated away going over the cliff he is in an area Hari Rameau's I like horror almost cut number two we can afford to do this in terms this is a big country the idea we can accommodate more people in the interest of the United States and by the way guess what the reason why the legal as well as on documented the reason why our society is functioning review our economy is growing we'll talk about that we stand up and act like it's a burden it is not a burden it's a gift they're not really aghast it is an illegal act that we have to deal with it's not otherwise we just throw open every port in every border and say come in get we do
BONUS: State of the Race | 2020 Primary Analysis with Emily Tisch Sussman
"I'm Jim Taylor skinner. And this is the electorate on this episode. I have a conversation with democratic political strategists Emily Tisch sussman and she's a correspondent on MSNBC and CNN. And she's also the host of the popular political podcast primary playlists. She actually interviewed Hillary Clinton and last week. And I'm totally jealous anyway. Emily join me for quick state of the race analysis including a post debate analysis of the first democratic debate following the Iowa Cacus the Iowa caucus the Seattle with a surprising in ever changing results. Yes that Iowa Caucus we also talk about Tuesday's New Hampshire primary and and what's going to happen beyond that. So here's my conversation with Emily Tisch Sussman to sussman. Welcome to the PODCAST. Thank you so much for having me you know I just realize is yesterday that we're entering the second week of February. It's very new and I need a vacation. I need my summer vacation like yesterday. He because I was thinking through last week Monday was the Caucus Iowa caucus which was chaotic. To say the least following that I think Tuesday was the wildest Steve The union I've ever witnessed my entire life than once they I think was the acquittal Thursday. We had a bit of a break and Friday. I think was the tenth. Democratic debate was at the tenth or the eleventh. Yeah something around that. I am extremely pregnant right now and like the joke that this thing could force me into labor like shocking into into Labor like stopped being funny this week because there were many although the thing that ultimately ended up doing it was when I was worried that Jerry Harris wasn't going to share bat was ultimate. Well you made it. You made it especially to the caucus. So what was your take. What's your take on the Iowa caucus from last week in the state that we're in right now because honestly i? I'm still a bit confused. It is crazy. I mean I've been saying I was at I was at in Iowa for the caucus in two thousand sixteen and was truly leash shocked by the process and the fact that I felt like so many people got left out because they didn't just couldn't have the time or the transportation to be able to show up and participate -ticipant net Last week one of the things that almost shocks me into Labor is that I interviewed Hillary Clinton and she said the process was undemocratic which is actually the farthest this I've ever heard anybody go in describing it and I think that how everybody pretty much feels that way like one of the things that I worry about in the long term as if November is the long-term though when weeks or as long as last week November can feel like long term one of the things that I worry about is that even if trump is loses uses. The electoral college loses the election. He won't step down and he'll question the results of the election and I don't think that that the results also the Iowa caucus if we even have results right now. We finally do and Democratic candidates questioning the results of it. I don't think it helps set a precedent for us to be able to have a peaceful transfer of power if there should be one November. No because you're exactly right because immediately wants to come out about the Iowa Caucus. He jumped on twitter to cast doubt on the whole process. Do you remember that. Said something like old Democrats are in disarray or something. I O caucuses a mess. and He's already casting doubt down on the process. Probably looking for is what's going to happen in November exactly. It's a way to be able to do so doubt from the beginning so that he can essentially control control the outcome because if he controls the entire frame of the narrative which isn't that he's very good at doing then he can get everybody reacts to it so we're no longer just starting from creating our our own framework of like what would normally be considered truth. We're only reacting back and forth to what he says. I'm glad you said that because I've been thinking about that too and I kind of mentioned that every now and again but I still kind of like a conspiratorial list when I talk about the fact that he may not stepped down. He's been hinting at this. Like he tweets out trump twenty twenty four trump eight trump. We know twenty thirty two. I mean he won't be alive that long but I mean but there's always exactly but anyway anyway so you know it's it's it's actually a possibility that we would have to struggle to get him out of office even if he did lose the electoral college in November. I mean it's something that seems totally crazy but these are crazy times and we are not dealing with somebody who is truly grounded in reality when you are only driven by by our own narcissism and and. Apparently the rules don't apply. I feel like everything's on the table. I think one of the biggest impacts of his presidency is that we don't know how to follow up with questions so we we see we've seen this time and time again although there's no longer White House briefings but but it started from day one right from the beginning with Sean. Spicer talking about the crowd. The size of the inauguration that journalists would say well that's wrong. Here's the evidence and whether it's the president or the surrogates would say well no. I'm just sticking to my point. How many times can journalists follow up and say you're factually incorrect? It's right in front of you before they have to just move on right. Exactly I mean I try to follow up on the the lies in that seat of the new address. I mean like Nancy Pelosi the only thing she could have was tearing up the and and let me tell you why I actually think that was so brilliant is the next day. The only conversation was about Nancy Pelosi. Tearing up trump ended up tweeting more about Pelosi tearing bring up the speech than the content of his own speech. Yeah so the Iowa Caucus you know. I think that we have the results. Although I did see something this morning that said that the the Sanders Bernie Sanders was asking for a partial re canvassing of Iowa. And I'm not really sure what that process is but I guess just in short. I don't think that this completely close is an honestly I mean. I don't wanNA sound like trump. I'm not sure how much we can even trust the actual numbers. I'm just not sure I mean. How much do they trust that I mean at this point? What what they have are going back to the paper recordings of tallying up counting? Who is in the room counting? Who moved I mean they're they're combing back through it. I think the thing that has been frustrating to me about the coverage of Iowa is that it's not winner. Take all so who quote wins. Sounds actually doesn't really matter that much it's how many delegates you get out of it. The the reason we care about who wins is because they get a lot out of momentum out of it they they are now seen as electable they can you know bank on fundraising on momentum all of that but that was essentially all negated because of the disaster the function of the caucus So the fact that he and Buddha judge are neck and neck within one delegate in the grand scheme of things one delegate it is likely not GonNa make the biggest difference it feels like they should just move onto the next contest. You know practically it doesn't make a difference but you're right. It does make a difference in terms of momentum and I think that Buddha judge has probably benefited the most from being that close to sanders right. I think that the final count was Buddha. Judge was one delegate ahead of seeing. What's so essentially? You could say claim that he's the winner the winner of the Iowa Caucus which you know as far as like optics are concerned earned. That's really good for him and not the best sanders given given like if you look at the entire context of the primary the news. That's falling Bernie Sanders this week right He had an interview with Chuck. Todd or he talked about you know. He decided that he wasn't going to release his medical records. Right and then James Carville didn't interview where he also also questioned whether it was a smart move for America to select Bernie Sanders as their nominee. Right I mean so I think that Bernie Sanders Sanders needed that push more than Buddha judge at this moment. Well yes I mean I think they both I think they both benefited from it. A lot because sanders entire argument has been Ed. I am electable because I will turn out new voters. I will expand the electorate. I will bring out people who don't normally vote and because because the turn out is actually less than two thousand eight and a little bit above where it was in two thousand sixteen. That argument looks like it fell a little bit flat that it may not be true wasn't like there was this surge of new people coming in Buda judge I think benefits from it. I actually think they both benefit equally. I don't think it really matters who at this point is named like the quote winner. Because I think the whole thing just looks like maths to be honest with you and I think it's why people care about New Hampshire so much but I think that the reason that that Buddha judge got a big bump from it is really the Buddha Judge Biden narrative that it's such a huge contrast where Biden's made argument was electability pretty And the fact that booth judge performed so much better than Biden defying define where people thought that he would have been even in the the last couple of polls before that it seemed like he had fallen maybe to third or fourth so the fact that he did so much better I think was the big exciting narrative for him happy. You know. Reporters don't really want to report on something that if it seems like it's supposed to happen it happens like not that exciting but if it seems like it's not supposed to happen search then it's amazing. I mean I think unfortunately the candidate that really got raised in all of this is the fact that Warren came in third. She in this race this she came in third. She will probably come in first or second in New Hampshire. So let's talk about her that way.
Trump Threatens Schiff Over Impeachment: 'He Has Not Paid the Price, Yet'
"President Donald trump's defense team will be back at it tomorrow in day two of the opening arguments in the impeachment trial yesterday his attorney said the president did nothing wrong in his dealings with the Ukraine on ABC news's this week Republican senator James Lankford was asked if it was appropriate for the president to ask another country to investigate his political rival Joe Biden I think he is asking for an investigation as you would with anyone else with any other American is a unique thing obviously is the same person running for political office as well but it's not new as the house manager said that there's only started after Biden announced to his investigation this was a consistent theme for the president to say everyone should be able to be looked at in this place is meanwhile ask the impeachment trial continues president trump's tweets keep coming today he directed some harsh words a democratic congressman impeachment manager Adam ship tweeting quote shifty Adam shift is a corrupt politician and probably a very sick man he is not paid the price yeah for what he has done to our country young quote when asked on meet the press today if you took the president's social media comment as if the ratchet sad I think it's intended to be but look it is going to be very difficult for some of the senators to stand up to this president it really is it's just no question about it after the interview Mr trump slammed host Chuck Todd saying he never called out chef on his quote fraudulent statement to Congress where he made up all of the words of my conversation with the Ukrainian
Warning of nuclear power incident in Canada was 'sent in error'
"Quite a wake up this morning in Ontario Canada phones buzz with an emergency alert about an incident at a nuclear power plant but it was a false alarm CBS's Chris my previous the alert was pushed to millions of phones across Ontario but it is specially rattled nerves here in Toronto the Pickering nuclear power plant is only thirty miles from Canada's largest AT within half an hour of the emergency alert the media was told it was all an error but it took nearly two hours before a retraction was finally
The Current Situation In Iran: How Did We Get Here?
"Get to the terrifying news of the day President Trump essentially started a war with Iran when he ordered the assassination of Iranian major general. Qassem Soleimani who was the second most powerful figure in the Iranian government in response. What's around has vowed to retaliate against the United States in? US forces serving abroad. They've announced they'll be restarting their nuclear program. The Iraqi parliament voted to expel all US. US troops from Iraq and we've been forced to suspend our operations against Isis in Iraq. A meanwhile trump has responded by sending another three thousand five hundred troops to the Middle East and tweeting that if Iran retaliates quote we have targeted fifty two around the incites representing the fifty two American hostages taken by Iran many years ago some at a very very high level and important to Iran in the Iranian culture in those targets in Iran itself will be hit very fast and very hard targeting cultural sites is in fact an internationally internationally recognized war crime so lots to unpack here guys. Tommy let's start at the beginning. What do we know about so far why this happened? Y did trump make this decision. Well it depends on who you believe. Okay The Washington Post reported that Mike pompeo has been pushing trump to do this for many many months. And you know back in the day there were a bunch of senior officials in the trump administration like Jim Madison Rex. Tillerson the secretary of State. who were cautioning less caustic line on didn't want him to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal but over time all these reasonable got pushed out the right-wing hardliners are in in. And so here. We are now the stated reason that the trump administration did this is. They said that there was an imminent threat from Qasim Sumani from Shia militia groups in Iraq. That we're going to attack and kill. US forces Everyone who has seen that intelligence so far people quoted in newspapers people. I've talked to you said that that that does not hold water They've seen nothing that indicates there was some imminent threat. which would justify this strike legally or you know rationally so it just seems like something that a bunch of nuts wanted to do and it sounds like the sort of would immediately precipitated? The decision was the fact that there had been There was an attack that killed an American contractor in Iraq. Right this is the problem. Their explanation is all over the place. They one of these militia groups K. H. A. Shia militia group in Iraq killed a US contractor and wound servicemembers Kirk in response to that the US military hit a couple of sites associated with cage training sites weapons depots etcetera. You'd think that response was to killing. US contractor but then they went in killed Qassem Sumani and the justification for that was an an alleged imminent threat of another attack but even in the way pump goes on television lies obviously but even in the way. He's lying to be admitting that that's not totally true. Because they he's he said something along the lines of He was in the process of Planning attacks against American interests in two things about that one. That seems seems to have been a good part of his job for the better part of seconds. And the second part of that is He's not the actual. He's not pulling the trigger. He's wearing a suicide vest right. He's he's he's just a he's involved in the chain of command and one other part of this. No one has been able to answer at all is how does killing This figure prevent those attacks. Why aren't those? It was a tax more likely than not less likely to happen. Now that this person is it also seemed like there was reporting in the New York Times in Washington Post as well that in retaliation for the contractor you're being killed Trump ordered those set of strikes and then there were protests outside our embassy in Iraq. Yep and it said there. Apparently trump was watching those protests and then got really mad and decide that he wanted to do another strike. What is surprise that trump was watching cable TV and it made him angry? Although this time with this sounds like what happened with Mike Pompeo and and Secretary of Defense Esper- flew flew down to mar-a-lago and they pitched trump on a menu of ideas to further respond and the New York Times reported that on the menu was killing Soleimani money and that that very extreme proposal was only put on there to make the other ones look more reasonable and everyone was shocked when ultimately decided to do it but no one apparently push back. That was the craziest anecdote of all the New York Times that they were like. We'll just put this on as an extra so and and you know in some people may have seen this. But both the Bush administration and the Obama Obama Administration basically passed on this option at times as well because and the reason they did is because they were too concerned both administrations even the administration that took us to war in Iraq were concerned that this would escalate tensions in the Middle East into full blown. War Yeah Before we talk about what a stupid and dangerous move this this was tell me what do you think about the debate over whether it was legally justified whether we call it an assassination. And how much do these debates matter. I mean they matter if you care about international law so from that like it's a complicated case They're sort of like a common sense like lexical. What's in the dictionary definition of assassination? And then there's the definition of assassination which has been banned by the US government under executive orders that date back to like the when we used to give Fidel Castro explosive cigars and attempt to take political figures. You're not supposed to assassinate political figures period. the debate about in so like but Sola money's is a complicated case and that he's like the number two guy in their system but could force The organization he ran is a US designated terrorist organizations. There's no doubt that he helped build this play. This big role role in creating and supporting these militia groups in other malign acts across the globe basically. But there's no formal state of war between the US and Iran so there's no basis ACIS to target him on that level right like during the Iraq war the US targeted Saddam Hussein remember deck of cards the figures that they'd go after right so that the legality of Whether or not it was legal or justify takeouts lemani hinges on this intelligence. None of us can see these at all is about this imminence question got it but I mean I think reasonable people should say this was an assassination so I mentioned some of the consequences that are already playing out. What are some of the potential consequences that worry you the most both in short-term medium-term long-term Blake I worry about Iran on directly targeting forces in Iraq or Jordan or Kuwait or diplomatic posts in Lebanon. Worry about these Shia militia groups Lebanese Lebanon's Hezbollah came out today and said that their targets are going to be. US military personnel and they're not going to target civilians so when the head of Hezbollah sounds more reasonable than the present united United States on twitter. That's telling you something There's also these militia groups that might just sort of pay fealty to the money and not coordinate their actions with The Iranians and take action that way just because they're pissed and then there's also the fact that we had to stop the counter isis operations at a time when Isis has has had a bit of a resurgence because of our pull out from serious. There's a lot of ways this can manifest. How serious do you think the concerns are about cyber attacks against the United States or potentially a terrorist attack against the homeland? It's hard to know it's hard to know. I mean you look at what they've done what they set already about their nuclear program. They announced that they're no longer going to who abide by the enrichment restrictions in the JCP away in the Iran deal. But they said they're gonNA continue to Work with the IRA and allow them access test to inspect sites and things. So like in that instance if you're looking at that as a signal there sort of like tiptoeing out of the Iran deal. They're not like immediately announcing that they're enriching ninety eighty percent create a bomb so it seems like there's sort of an incremental response not some big blockbuster thing it seems that there's some F partout seem reasonable to international community to try a seem as though they are the victims in this absolutely. I think you're right well it we mentioned this yet but it does seem like the inciting incident for this entire crisis is trump ripping ripping up the Iran. Deal back in two thousand eighteen. Yes I mean I thought Ben Ben Rhodes on our pod. Friday walked through the timeline from the Iran. Trumping out of the Iran deal today. And I think it's a very compelling case he also wrote a piece for the Atlantic I mean I think we would be in a stronger position today. If the trump if Iran's nuclear program was being managed by a diplomatic agreement the fact that it's not everything more complicated well and I think an important point here is how you felt about the Iran. Deal in the first place whether it was a good deal or not Once the Iran deal was in place even trump's own Administration his own national security team. warned him not to get out of the deal real people who weren't necessarily fans of the deal the first place at once. We're in the deal. You shouldn't get out of the deal and he fucking did it. Anyway against the advice of most people in his administration and the whole global community in here we are by one of the reasons to non pull out was the fear that it might lead to this crisis. Right you John. Bolton now that he's left administration is very clear that his goal along has been regime. Change right so they pull out of your own nuclear deal where Iran agreed to all these restrictions on their nuclear program in exchange for economic relief from sanctions actions and instead of getting that relief they get more sanctions in an effort to crush their economy and lead to regime change. Of course over time. They're going to start lashing out. It shouldn't surprise anybody. So let's talk about how the administration is responding to all this Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was out on all the Sunday shows when he was asked by. Chuck Todd about the potential for around to retaliate. By killing Americans pompeo said quote. It may be. There is a little noise here in the in term but that America will be safer in the long run later. Donald Trump was asked the same question and and said quote. If it happens it happens. Tommy I know you have some Some strong feelings about pompeo Sunday show appearances because I was texting. You injured it before I melt down. I'm just curious what you guys think would have happened if Susan Rice said there was a little noise in the interim I saying like this those those statements both both from POMPEII. Oh and then trump saying if it happens it happens like this. President Obama would've been impeached within a day for saying that. I can't even believe there's there's such a there's such a glibness to it at but it is also it is. They're kind of whatever they're they're sort of cost playing as tough tough guys and so for them. They're they're trying to go out there
The curious release of military aid to Ukraine
"Talking about impeachment ten what Ukraine's president told them I'm J. Metzler fox news they are members of the Senate foreign relations committee charged with delivering military aid that Congress approved for Ukraine and the trump administration put on hold Connecticut democratic senator Chris Murphy telling Chuck Todd today on NBC's meet the press presents Lynskey dispensed with the formalities of the meeting he started to immediately talk about the fact that this eight had been suspended it was that important to him because of his soldiers were dying on the front without American he knew this aid was a suspended at this point in time right he when when is this meeting he knew this aid was suspended this was on September fifth okay and he had clearly been communicated to at that point that he needed to get these investigations started in order for the aid to be turned back on responding to president trump who insist that no pressure was put on the Ukrainians and they've said so publicly Murphy says they're so desperate they'd say anything to be on the president's good side also on meet the press Wisconsin Republican Ron Johnson who says to GOP representatives on the house intelligence committee want to know what he knows I got a letter last night from a person of Jordan Nunez asking for basically my telling of the Vance I'll be working that today so I will lay out what I know in terms this and so are you going to testify on surface up from my perspective now do you know they're not going to call me because certainly Adam Schiff what we want we want to be called by the Senate there's screaming separation there no impeachment hearings scheduled tomorrow but a full slate of witnesses on tap for
Patrick says he won't stop super PAC funding for his campaign
"Washington to the campaign trail former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick saying he will accept super pac funding for his the new presidential campaign the latest Democrat to enter the race telling NBC's meet the press today that he hopes his donors will be fully transparent I'm not crazy about super pac money either and I'm not sure that I'm if I understand the rules correctly I can even have a say it publicly discouraging but I but I look I think we need to do some catch up so I think we got to follow and find all sorts of above here so if you need Patrick speaking though with moderator Chuck Todd on NBC's meet the press this morning
GOP Sen. Blunt: Taliban 'Shows Who They Are' Amid Talks
"News Missouri senator Roy blunt reacting to word that the Taliban was scheduled to come to camp David this week for peace talks with the trump administration one tells NBC Chuck Todd on meet the press the fact the group bragged about a car bomb that killed an American soldier is not surprised at this critical moment they decided to brag about of the car bomb and kill an American soldier and I think it just shows who they are and this will get dramatically worse if we decide to leave were you comfortable with the idea that the Taliban we're gonna be stepping foot in camp David. well I by the time I knew they were going to be stepping for they want their staff so I didn't have to deal with the president trump tweets city cancel the meeting after the Taliban brag about that
Julian Castro vows to 'maximize executive authority' to pass gun control if elected
"And joining me now from San Antonio's former housing secretary democratic presidential candidate former senator who by the way pulling Castro sector cash will come back to me the presser good to be with his truck before I get to politics the campaign I want to talk about what happened in your home state they're in Odessa Midland this is now the second mass shooting just in Texas this month it's been quite a bit just in the last couple of years we ask you this your your president right now Congress is coming back what is your response look like there are present right now that I would do two things first of all I would maximize executive authority to do what we can to keep our family safer from gun violence for instance we would immediately re define who is a firearms dealer so that anybody who sells more than five five fire arms in a year is classified that way and has to conduct universal background checks we would also push legislation in Congress to get common sense gun safety legislation done and go put as much pressure on the swing state Republican senators who are up for reelection in twenty twenty to get them to go with something that we can compromise on at least universal background checks I think that we can do more than that in the future but this kind of an action and you know the talk that we heard today from I think that was senator Rick Scott it's the same old thing you know it's happy talk and this promise that we're going to do something we're gonna look at it but they never actually do it and you you were talking about you your gaffes and lies I mean the biggest lies that the president has told include that he would do something about universal background checks he said that twice after parkland and then after Paso in Dayton and he's gone back on his word those of the biggest things account for this president as a Texan how do you change the conversation about the culture of god's meaning as you know you know quite a few probably friends in Texas who is a here all this and I says yeah but it's going to turn into gun confiscation or it's going to turn into me not being able to have the gun that I want how do you how to impact the culture on this well a year from Florida there a lot of folks while watching out there from states where a lot of folks go hunting they go sporting but often times it's actually hunters and and folks that you know shoot on a range that I understand that you don't need these weapons of war is a are fifteen and and other similar weapons I think more and more many of them get it sure I agree that there are certain percentage of people that somehow fear that one day the government is going to try and take over the entire country somehow and and they're going to need their weapons but that's actually a minority of people out there that's not a majority of people and the most poignant moment over the last several weeks happened right after Dayton which was when governor Mike to wind got up there to talk about what happened and the crowd of Republicans Democrats people from different political stripes started to chant do something do something do something more more people here in Texas and across the country want Congress in their politicians to do something by the way one of that when you outlining what you would do now do you feel as if you have to bring the country together on this meaning you do as much as you can get done without making it politically divisive or do you push the envelope a bit well look I mean we know that it's already politically divisive there's no way to get around that but I do think that when you're in public office that you have an obligation to make the case you have to be honest with with your constituents with the American people and the thing is on this issue of of common sense gun safety legislation people know the arguments they know where people stand you know this is not a new argument we you know I was thinking about yesterday evening Texas and how much gun violence we've had in but you think back to nineteen sixty six and Charles Whitman of that UT tower and when that happened what a shock to the system that was sent people been talking about these things for a long long time and so I think we we need to get universal background checks done a renewed assault weapons ban and limiting the capacity of these magazines at
Houston, Cowboys And Lamar Miller discussed on Meet The Press with Chuck Todd
"With a face to open the regular season on Monday night September ninth against Houston and likely will not have to face Texans running back Lamar Miller Houston fears Miller tore his ACL last night in preseason action against the cowboys he said to undergo an MRI today after being carted off the field
Ohio white nationalist arrested for threatening Jewish community center
"An Ohio man is under arrest accused of making online threats against the Jewish community center in Youngstown the F. B. I. rated twenty year old James Riordan's home in new middle town Friday night seizing semi automatic weapons and bulletproof armor as well as anti semitic and white nationalist propaganda police chief been staging DO this is a person that has declared himself as the white nationalist and with the hate crimes anything else going on we want to make sure the we did our part to make sure this was this person was taken off the streets very quickly he's being held on two hundred and fifty thousand dollars
The House Democrats Slouch Toward Impeachment
"If you choose to impeach recognize that you're almost certain to fall well short of the two thirds of the Senate you need to remove the president and you may very well end up improving trump's chances of reelection if Democrats choose not to impeach they avoid all of the above risks but the party's base will absolutely love them for it is Jim Wright there's a there's a conservative leaning magazine have the democratic right yeah I don't know because you mentioned that suits you said is when there is risk the wrath of the left the route the wearer from grassroots voters are from Twitter yeah it seems to me that the raptors really coming from inside a bubble and not from voters we didn't hear this and grassroots enthusiasm in twenty eighteen we're not hearing it on the campaign trail in twenty nineteen from democratic voters you talk to members on the hill they're not getting phone calls are not getting you know dilution with phone calls saying well you all better impeach or else you've lost us so this seems to be this very much a contained in with in Washington DC but it's not spilling out into the broader elect let's talk to a Democrat here Terry I mean I'm curious is there a voter that said they're going boy I'm gonna vote against I'm likely leaning against president trump unless the Democrats start page and proceed absolutely not okay I mean I I that's part of the political calculation and quick yeah in in fact having traveled all we do have our house is set up this year Virginia have done fifty six events I don't think one time his impeachment issue been raised in the issue for Democrats is how we do spend all our time talking about impeachment which we know they can't get him in the Senate I mean he could rob a bank in the Senate would not convict him it doesn't matter you know more about president we don't have enough I say today president or get back in talking about the issues of you know the tax cut to the rich what he's done to healthcare in this country the issues of racial division that he is crate in this country I mean we we were we talk about healthcare infrastructure good quality jobs those are the core democratic values in we'd better spend our time talking with Democrats care about is beating Donald Trump so even go into that analysis man's story is how do you be trump if trump being the means we're gonna go talk about these issues not impeachment that's what they what rich are you convinced impeachment somehow helps trump I think it hurts the Democrats and I think that the compromise the moment is service trading or cat situation where the impeachment it's kinda dead this kinda live at the same time like the like where is alive the articles are dead I write anything really it's a really start an inquiry that are there at the end of the day and they say oh no their no articles so they'd I think close season six been right to stop this a tried and stand and in the way of this from the beginning and you look at I think that a P. B. S. poll last week there's a swath of democratic issues that have theoretically majority support why would they focus on the one thing that doesn't have majority support has super majority support against it'd be crazy politically only I don't think I don't think Americans are sitting out there thinking about articles versus inquire if the ordinary American doesn't really understand what exactly the impeachment process is anyway I think most people particularly most Democrats would in the end I'm I'm and I'm not talking about the left part of the base but I think in the end we'll be happy with anything that for instance gets don McGann on the stand so I think I I I I think the whole impeachment argument ends up becoming something that nobody is really tune into except the interior of the Democratic Party right I mean a slightly shift gears a little bit the president is insisting on trying to induce turn himself into the show today and yesterday with with these attacks and Elijah Cummings some of the tweets I think the initial one that we had here where we have up there guys and let's get the initial tweet as proven last week during a congressional tour the porters clean efficient well run just very crowded coming district that's his word morning they're from the president is a disgusting Raton road infested mass if you spent more time in Baltimore maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous and filthy place I mean what to the Baltimore sun has responded with an editorial this morning that says better to have a few rats than to be one that's the headline fare we know what the president's doing yes he does not like with the oversight committee is doing he's upset about the oversight committee and he's created the ultimate distraction for the entire political community which is race this is what he's done since he's been a candid since he's been president and he this is the train he's comfortable on this is the train he wants to fight twenty twenty on and I don't think it works for him he's still more popular do you think it does I know it does because here's is more popular than he is popular despite the fact that he has a good economy despite the fact that people give him credit for what he's doing on the economy where he thinks that helps him again at the governor made this point where do you want to fight as a candidate the trying you're comfortable and your opponents are uncomfortable for the train where you're comfortable you have the advantage and your opponent is uncomfortable for Democrats they know that's health care that's where they want to be fighting the president Donald doesn't want to fight there he wants to do he wants a fight here because now because he thinks he can win on this but because Democrats will make unforced errors and where they move policy wise is too far to the left like we saw in the debate rich this stoking numbers at racial resentment and and and I know that some of the right will have this said that this that's not what it's about the problem is he's got a fact pattern here that doesn't really support that very well in fact I think he's left a lot of people out on a limb after the Omar stuff given what he did today is there a point that this becomes a breaking point inside the Republican Party well I think what you have to understand about Republicans as for almost all of them for a lot of them the charge of racism has lost its force because been so over used and we remember defending George W. bush and Paul Ryan from charges of racism so this was another really bad tweet I think what he does though if you you're in is target he's gonna make any charge no matter how personally hateful or low against you no matter what and I think you just wish there were more awareness there that he's the present United States which includes west Baltimore yeah if he's got a problem with it he had a one up try to fix it to retire listen this is horrible for the country what Donald Trump is done to create divisions in our nation today is gonna take a long time for us to get over let it be logical means what he did the squad when he started out stopping people from the seven countries from coming to America as governor I was adults a report US citizens were being detained had come in from these countries and then of course it was Charlottesville I talked to the present that day I told what was happening with a thousand armed people from thirty five states screaming the most disgusting things I could not say on this program Jolene going by the synagogue say we're gonna burn you are going to Berlin synagogue like we did in our shorts how did we get to a place like this in America and I blame truck not for specific acts when I really blame him Chuck for the atmosphere in he's continued to double down to divide these people people used to wear hoods in this country they used to do it at night now they think think they can walk in broad daylight it has to stop you know Helene the president clearly wants this conversation about race and about what Elijah Cummings is doing yeah yeah he's not happy that a larger comics is going after his daughter he's not happy about the what the house oversight committee is doing but I think I was really curious about your question to our rich which I think was answered by your your interview with Rick Scott just now when you said what is the breaking point for the Republican Party I think we have now seen that there is no breaking point for the Republican Party let's not this well it's certainly not going to be it is not on
"chuck todd" Discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition
"Right. But that's the debate. The debate is what do you do about this? But not for climate change. Why not why also didn't invite anybody who didn't believe in the moon landing? And I also didn't invite anybody who was the flat earth or that. Right. When somebody says to you Chuck Todd the pressure be giving everyone an equal voice. That is no I think we our job is to be fair. Right. Our job is to be fair to the facts that are their fair to look I think it is an open debate. How do we price carbon? Okay. It is an open debate. We're seeing the yellow jacket. Protesters in France that Israel the middle class shouldn't have to pay for this alone. There's this is a real debate. How do we do this? That's a real the way. How do we mitigate climate change? How do we if we're going to build seawalls where do we build them in who pays for that? That is the debate. I had I had a I had a an array of people who said, oh, no all government. No, no, no, no, don't put that was the conversation. That's the debate. Right. Which is how are we going to do this? Where do we find the money and who pays for it? Always man if Mexico's economy gets humming solve all the world's problems. Right. Right. But you who's going to pay for it who's going to the debate? But the debate is not is manmade climate change a real thing. Here's what I don't get. It's simply an insurance policy. Like, why wouldn't you not want? It. Let's say you don't believe in it. What's wrong with maybe you know, what's wrong with a little insurance policy? Right. I mean, you know, it's like I had a relative on their deathbed didn't really believe in religion. But on their debt they did. Well, okay. It's an insurance policy. I mean, you know, what's wrong climate mitigation? Yes. If even if you're not sure it's changing in front of us. Okay. So if it's the mother nature doing it. You still got to adapt, right? Thank you so much for being on the show. Great heavy on meet the press and Sundays on NBC. Chuck..
"chuck todd" Discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition
"Right. But that's the debate. The debate is what do you do about this? But not for climate change. Why not why also didn't invite anybody who didn't believe in the moon landing? And I also didn't invite anybody who was the flat earth or that. Right. When somebody says to you Chuck Todd the pressure be giving everyone an equal voice. That is. No, I think we are our job is to be fair. Right. Our job is to be fair to the facts that are their fair to look I think it is an open debate. How do we price carbon? Okay. It is an open debate. We're seeing the yellow jacket. Protesters in France that Israel the middle class shouldn't have to pay for this alone. There's this is a real debate. How do we do this? That's a real the way. How do we mitigate climate change? How do we if we're going to build seawalls where do we build them in who pays for that? That is the debate. I had I had a I had a an array of people who said, oh, no all government. No, no, no, no, don't put that was the conversation. That's the debate. Right. Which is how are we going to do this? Where do we find the money and who pays for it? Always man if Mexico's economy gets summoned solve all the world's problems. Right. Right. But you who's going to pay for it who's gonna that's the debate. But the debate is not is manmade climate change a real thing. Here's what I don't get. It's simply an insurance policy. Like, why wouldn't you not want? It. Let's say you don't believe what's wrong with maybe you know, what's wrong with a little insurance policy. Right. I mean, you know, it's like I had a relative on their deathbed didn't really believe in religion. But on their debt they did. Well, okay. It's an insurance policy. I mean, you know, what's wrong climate mitigation? Yes. If even if you're not sure it's changing in front of us rights. Okay. So if it's the mother nature doing it. You still got to adapt, right? Thank you so much for being on the show. Great heavy on meet the press and Sundays on NBC..
"chuck todd" Discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition
"But you explained the powerful one of my favorite anecdotes apparently in the seventies and eighties. Whenever you would hear somebody report about a member of congress being drunk. They wouldn't say that they say so and so was tired tonight on the Senate floor. And that was my point is there was a lot of examples like that where there was as you just put it. Well, what the president meant to say. Is that rhetoric this way? And I think there was a lot of that it just became a habit. I think obviously a bad habit. I can tell you this. Everybody's handling the Trump era in different ways. I just simple motto. Which is say what you see? It's as simple as that our job in Washington. Alternate job of reporters to to write what you observe right, right? Say what you see don't try to explain it. And do backflips say what you see why is the president? Why is the president tweeting about this? Explain why he's doing it. Go ahead and show. Maybe what he's saying. But give it contests. And explain it say what you see I think too often we covered covered up so wrong word, we sort of almost rounded the edges of rice. We gave a better picture because it's almost like that's an ugly picture right country doesn't want to see that. We should we should make it better. What rip the band aid off? Let's see. One. And by the way, too long you and your colleagues the ones rip in the band aid off. And that was a problem we needed ripper own band aid off I would say many ways. The satirist. I think in that way led the way for us. You know what? There's nothing wrong with the banding on was interesting. You did it with a sense of humor. Maybe we could use a sense of humor to but you have done a lot though to change the idea of how you create news. And what you allow the news one thing that I found particularly impressive. And and revolutionary was you were hosting a show on climate change. And you came out on you said, we're not gonna have any climate change deniers as part of this discussion. Right. You got a lot of flack from a lot of people on the rights conservatives who said why why you censoring these voices? Chuck Todd why not allowing 'em robust debate about taxes..
"chuck todd" Discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition
"But you explained the powerful one of my favorite anecdotes apparently in the seventies and eighties. Whenever you would hear somebody report about a member of congress being drunk. They wouldn't say that they say so and so was tired tonight on the Senate floor. And that was my point is there was a lot of examples like that where there was as you just put it. Well, what the president meant to say. Is that rhetoric this way? And I think there was a lot of that it just became a habit. I think obviously a bad habit. I can tell you this. Everybody's handling the Trump era in different ways. I just simple motto. Which is say what you see? It's as simple as that our job in Washington. Alternate job of reporters to to write what you observe right say. What you see don't try to explain it? And do backflips say what you see why is the president? Why is the president tweeting about this? Explain why he's doing it. Go ahead and show. Maybe what he's saying. But give it contests. And explain it say what you see I think too often we covered covered up so wrong word, we sort of almost rounded the edges of rice. We gave a better picture because it's almost like that's an ugly picture right country doesn't want to see that. We should we should make it better. What rip the band aid off? Let's see. One. And by the way, too long you and your colleagues the ones Rippin in the band aid off. And that was a problem we needed ripper own band aid off I would say many ways. The satirist. I think in that way led the way for us. You know what? There's nothing wrong with the banding on. It was interesting. You did it with a sense of humor. Maybe we could use a sense of humor to but you have done a lot though to change the idea of how you create news. And what you allow the news one thing that I found secularly impressive. And and revolutionary was you were hosting a show on climate change. And you came out on you said, we're not gonna have any climate change deniers as part of this discussion. Right. You got a lot of flack from a lot of people on the rights conservatives who said why why you censoring these voices? Chuck Todd why not allowing 'em robust debate about taxes..
"chuck todd" Discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition
"Two. Coming up. The of meet the press on NBC Chuck Todd is joining us and everybody. Also on the show ROY wood union is gonna fix the NFL. And you'll find out why you should be very afraid of a man named lollipop, but first let's catch up on today's headlines. Venezuela. Venezuela. One South America's most affluent nation. It has recently descended into chaos and violence kind of like how best buy is usually a chill place. But then on black Friday someone gets murdered over tosa. And that's not a joke, by the way. It's a true story. I'll miss yong-chol Billy. But I told you that was my toast, anyway, Venezuelans have been taking to the streets to protest food shortages and collapsing economy with ten million percents inflation, the men responsible for this is Ben as waiters. Authoritarian leader nNcholas Maduro, the people tried to vote him out last year, but he rigged election. And so now an opposition leader has stepped up to say Busta of island power struggle playing out in Venezuela opposition leader, one Guido swore himself in as president declaring the President Nicolas Maduro was unconstitutionally sworn in for a second term on a stage in downtown Caracas in front of a crowd of fouls. Thousands already five road. One though raised his right hand and administered his own oath of office. I swear to formally assume the powers of the national executive as the president in charge of Venezuelan. This is pretty historic a thirty five year old just swore himself in as the new president of an Israeli. Yeah. The world's first selfie inauguration. Very millennial very and not only ton of Venezuelan support one wider. He also has the support of major world leaders, including Trump Merckel Trudeau Theresa May Antoni the tiger. This is a big deal and now moving onto another phony prosperous country that is not falling into unrest. The United States. It is now day thirty four of the government shutdown the longest in American history and the effects continue to pile up a major border security conference has been cancelled flood recovery efforts have been stalled and the government is so broke. The secret service has now been replaced by mall cops and on top of all of that. President Trump state of the union address is officially cancelled overnight President Trump blinking in his state of the union staredown with Nancy Pelosi. The president writing the late night tweet. I will do the address when the shutdown is over. I am not looking for an alternative venue for the state of the union address because there is no venue that can compete with a history tradition and importance of the house chamber. Oh, look at that Donald Trump and Nancy Pelosi facing off and Trump blinked first, which of course, we knew would happen because Nancy Pelosi does not blink. Personally, personally, I think promoting the state of the union will be good for Trump's approval rating because Americans are very supportive of him. Not speaking is joy now for many people to shutdown still feels abstract especially if you don't rely on government for systems, you know, people like what do I care? I'm flying first class. Well, enough along pilots flight attendants air, traffic controllers are expressing growing concern saying air safety is deteriorating by the day, the government shutdown drags on their unions issued a joint statement saying they can't even predict the point at which the entire system will break. Oh, hell, no. They can't predict when the system.
"chuck todd" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"I thought that's at least relevant to how that person has to do their job. So I chose to aggressively question this person on other stuffy said and just kept me out of it. But you were thinking about yourself. Of course, I was I can't I'm not no I fully mitt. I was angry. And I was I was like I was in one of those. But I do turn into the hulk. No, I just was like did you see that? That's the beginning of the how it is sort of like I like. It's the only time that I was like visibly. I was both nervous and upset and figuring. I don't wanna lose my cool. But I really wanna make him feel uncomfortable. I did I was like this one that one went too far. And I wanted them to feel the pain. Sadly, this person's never been on again. And but doesn't that put you in an odd spot does in the following sense though that you try to be objective? You try to be neutral you call them. Like, you see them you take a lot of pains not to give away. Whether you're democrat Republican who you vote for and everything else on the president calls, you SOB. And then let's say maybe a couple of days later, you say something critical of a policy or practice or a statement. He's sort of bought himself the ability to say, well, he's just mad. He hasn't liked me. Because I tweaked him on Twitter. How do you deal with his forcing you to look like perhaps you're not objective this because he's maligned you this is the trap that he set for all of us. And I always say, I know the trap. I know he set the trap which is remember was Steve Bannon line very early. The media is the opposition party. So you're in this position if you don't respond, then his false accusations. Go unanswered, and if you do respond, then you're acting as if you're the opposition, right? So it is a trap. It's check made. This is where I just feel as if. And I would say it was about a year ago. And my staff can tell you this where I sort of got this philosophy. It was somebody else's advice. And I can't remember where I read it. But I thought you know, what that's the writing answer just say what you see. Period. And I just this. My job is this. I'm going to say what I see. What's what he's doing? Why he's doing it? Give context Wisey attacking the press. He and explain he setting a trap here. He's making it. He's attacking us in the press. So that if we criticise explain it to viewers be fully transparent say what say what you see. And also, I don't care if people don't like me as much as that on one hand, you're saying, oh, you human beings. Of course, you do. But as the journalists Chuck Todd host of meet the press, if I'm not it's not a popularity contest. Right. We have to realize journalists. If you're if you're. Real goal in life is to call them. Like, you see him, then you're probably going to piss people off a lot so embrace it. I've done I've done little things to sort of realize that that's the case. Okay. I've retreated a bit from social media. I still do it. But I'm not I don't socialize in official Washington. The way I think we used to look I think one of the fares criticisms of the press in general, and I think what made it easy to bash us is that we did give the appearance of being a little too chummy with the powerful. And I think one of the ways to make the twenty sixteen election is consequential for our future in ways that we haven't thought about is number one embrace the fact that hey, is there anybody been better for civic engagement than Donald Trump in the last thirty years. I mean that turn out the turn it's been the voter turnout was unbelievable little bit like saying has anyone that's been better for doctors recently than cancer Z's, exactly where the CDC without disease..
"chuck todd" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"I mean, let's remain. It's not a new thing, but it does seem as the advent of Jesse Ventura governorship did sort of change how we've there was a time we used to view becoming a politician as an aspirated thing, and now we don't. It's an accessible thing, but we also don't hold politicians in high regard enough when when Tim died, how did that hit you? And I mean, it he, you know, another guy who, I guess in some ways it was a father figure to you all though you weren't together that long. Well, it, you know, it's interesting what it did do is it is it. It's made things lonely. Again, you know it, it actually. Duggan I sorta got a we. We've always Remo. We always had remained closely pass Wayne twenty thirteen, but I did find myself almost leaning on him more. You know a little bit more. It's look when you go through the things that you went through nineteen and I went through it sixteen with realistic, we're really good at compartmentalizing. Yeah. Okay. So it's, you know, it it. It takes a lot of processes things, and I am pretty big, compartmentalize her anyway. And I think part of it is just because when you go through a teenage trauma, I think that's just how the human brain works, right? Especially my wife and I had this debate it. There is something about. We think testosterone forces more compartmentalization than estrogen us. We just maybe were, maybe we think scientifically someone somebody will prove this. Yeah. Yeah, that's what we were saying that. So it did hit a lot harder because. And I say this with no disrespect to, but you know, you feel it get somebody that you could get the answer from. Yeah, hardest part right now in navigating the world that I'm in right now is I don't know who has the answers. I know I don't, but you always wanna. There's always, I'm sure you have people in your life that you still want. Yeah, touch base with my dad was one of them. See all these years later. I I have these. I have more conversation with my dad. Trimbe. 'cause you know, my dad. My dad would have been an interesting hued had an interesting reaction to this period because he would have been he very much thought he had a suspicion of New York base media. The New York, he says, does New Yorkers think they're better than us? Yeah, he would say that and he would sit and I was raised with that sort of and I always channel. I always feel like that's healthy than that because and at the same time he didn't like he didn't like somebody that was trying to pull one. So of of of just been fascinated how he would process the current political environment. And it's actually those conversations. I have that with him trying to understand what the undecided voter my thing and have these have my Tim conversations with trying to figure out. All right. How would you question this Trump White House like this didn't work? How would you do it this way? So these are the commerce, or how would you react when the when the president, the United States calls you sleepy, sleepy is Chuck Todd, don't you know that was nothing. Calling me an s. o. b. and having my kids being the first one to tell me that the president called me SOB. That was the most personally angry I've ever been. I'll admit that because I'm like made a minute. This sort of cross allows had dinner with my family and my daughter's Instagram's Ballin up. Just thirteen fourteen that's terrible age. Oh, yeah. Now you know she was funny the you're getting a feeling for what people in politics. Oh, I get it. Look, I understood brick Kavanagh's family rage. I get it. You become so protective. I think that's going by the way the cabinet I look. I just worry this is this is I don't know. Here's my concern. I think the country can handle it better than our elected leadership. I worry that we don't have the political maturity of our elected leadership to. To deal with the fallout of this. I think our culture wars are, you know. But Nita, Helen. Clarence Thomas happened in odd numbered year. This is happening in even numbered years politically weeks for a very, I gene full election, I, I'm just I fear. Yeah. How this gets processed over time. Meaning. I just think it's it's..
"chuck todd" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"Meet the press. Well, let me just finish up on Russ heard he, he died. Suddenly, I, I mean, I think many, many people felt that loss acutely not just because of who he was an all of the relationships he had. I count myself among them, but because he represented something that was that that you know, that that sense of he wasn't 'institutionalised and he policed the institution in some ways. It's interesting. I think. It sort of in the way we revere Cronkite and a previous generation, and Tim is revered in that same way, put David Brinkley that same sort of mount Rushmore aspect of it. And of course now with with how fractured media is, and frankly, how aggressive the campaign is how members of the press are treated like politicians. Now, as I always said, I'm I now have more empathy for the elected official than I ever did because I get treated. I get background search. You know, people dumping up on your wife who who's been involved in politics at becomes an issue xactly. It's so I sort of like, wow, this is not something I've been used to, frankly, you know, I have no idea if Tim we're alive today, who knows how the way media, the way the world would treat him or not. But I do think he did. He is sort of that. He was the last of an era that doesn't mean there aren't going to be new era's. That doesn't mean you, you know, as you get older will start talking about the good old days of somehow. This will consider this stuff. The good old. I remember Chuck Todd. Yeah, we'll we'll just remember the, you know, the. The the, the way Obama pain there is that sense of recent see bias there, but there's no doubt Tim feels like the end of the sentence that began with Edward r Murrow. Okay. On, you know, you talked before about how he the sense of regard that he communicated for people who are in the arena. That seems almost quaint now, I mean, you you right, you know, you and others try and treat the people across the table respectfully, but but there was a sense that he conveyed that that seems sepia toned almost about about people who are in that world. You know, it's interesting. I used to say that ninety five percent people. One other great privileges I had to work in hotline is that we used to interview these candidates early on when they were running for the house of the Senate of their first or second trips to Washington. They do it off the record meeting with hotline, Charlie cook and his teams to it Rothenberg the longtime political handicappers. Yeah, backed. I, my colleague von Ververs remembers are Barack Obama meeting better than I remember our Brock Obama made. But we had it in December of two, you know, for the US Senate and here's this skinny guy comes in. I remember because I was I was working for, yeah, Ed. So. And I used to say, you know, going through those meetings, it was a reminder, ninety five percent of the people that come to Washington came here for the right reasons. You may not agree with their philosophies. The came here to do good in what they believed was good and I and I'm with sincere and I stay, you know, and look, people get corrupted by the system. I am concerned more important people wanna use politics for selfish meets to get rich to get famous. They're not interested in it for this. I'm worried that it isn't ninety five percent anymore that maybe we're down to eighty percent are doing it for the right. Yeah. I don't know what to do with that. I do think that we've celebre fight our politics in such a way, and you know, maybe it's the natural. We've always had celebrities, dip their toes in politics..
"chuck todd" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"And now from the university of Chicago institute of politics and CNN the axe files with your host, David Axelrod. Chuck Todd, many years ago was up and coming young reporter for the hotline the forerunner of all these Washington tip sheets to follow. Then as now he was incredibly passionate about politics and into all the arcane of campaigns, which is to say a kindred spirit. He would become a protege of one of my favorites. The late great Tim russert at NBC and later the White House correspondent for NBC. During the first couple of years of the Obama administration today, he sits in restaurants, exalted chairs, NBC's political director and host of meet the press. I sat down earlier this week with Chuck in Greensboro, North Carolina to talk about life and sports. And of course politics. Chuck, Todd, we're here in North Carolina together for an event, and instead of at Wrigley field where the playoffs where the one game playoff with Milwaukee's going honest, we tape tape this, but you can be acted right now basically not looking at you looking. Yeah. Now Wilson says up here, bottom of the sex of the man who are. Strangely, you're a kid from Miami. Yeah, who is a dodgers fan and a Green Bay and Packers fan, and I think we should start by explaining that. Okay. All right. I know I get this all the time at the head, scratches and all this stuff. What people seem to forget Miami as a four-point for four sport town now, hey, it's one of the, what are we sixteen of? I think proximity that are forced sport when I was growing up, we were a one pro sports town. We just had the dolphins. There was no basketball. There was no hockey and no baseball fact the the assumption was in baseball. Will you have spring training? Why do you need? Why do you need a franchise of Florida got overlooked for long time? So as any kid is any son who looks up to his father just stops his father's teams. My father was got moved to Miami when he was a kit from danger from waterline. Okay. For those that don't know, Waterloo sort of I always say, described as small city, big town, but you said it properly Waterloo. I always had this argument. With Barack Obama. Remember it's Waterloo Waterloo. He said, I don't know what the difference is. Not one is Abba while do. You're saying one way you're singing, Abba, you're singing, Abba. You ain't winning a vote. Try to explain that. I wish you were with me so, so he's he. So he was a Packers. He's a Packers fan. It look water, Lila, Green Bay, Wisconsin, same town. You know, in some ways and he said, grownup, Chicago was the big city and raised the way there was a chip for for a lot of Midwesterners and smaller towns. There's a chip on the shoulder by Chicago. So who was the bears big rival? Well, the working men of Green Bay Wisconsin or is that and let me give you my dodger story. So he became a dodger fan. Dad was the Yankees fan, this fifties. Let's be realistic. You're Dodger's fan or Yankees fan in America. Right? Right. Unless you grew up near Saint Louis, so you grew up, you know, grew up near Chicago, but you know, other than that and my dad met ROY Campanella is a six year old. No kidding. In a hotel. I wanna say it's the Drake hotel in Chicago, but it was in Chicago, and my grandfather encourages he loves telling this story to curbs my dad go up, you know, like every. Grown man does with their kid. They'd really liked to go meet said, superstar, just send the kid and they just stand by and let the kid do all. I remember I got call your Stransky's autograph that I didn't know who has was dad was into. Yes, you name it. Mike? Yes. Kid played Florida state baseball against university of Miami. So yes, he's to hang out and you see Miami baseball games anyway. So you met ROY. Campanella and campy had just won the MVP. So he's, they guess he was the face a Wheaties. That was you on the Wheaties box? Yeah, he wasn't. He historic? Yeah, it with the time. That's right. You know, people forget broke, Campanella, African-American catcher, MVP nationally..
"chuck todd" Discussed on The Tony Kornheiser Show
"Television so people think i've been in television my whole life and i was made in local news factories i've had people ask me so what was your name before you change it right chuck todd it's like oh and your jewish you had to have changed your name oh yeah it was chuck todd wits i mean my mom's maiden name was bernstein but i've had people assume that it's it's a fake name so you working and and tim who you love who is you mentor professionally tim passes away way way way too young as we all know from you know embracing luke the way we do and i knew that i have wonderful memories of tim who was a coach in the same little league now that i might kids i mean michael in luke played against each other and tim would be ping something and then he'd get a call and go i gotta go it's the white you'd have to get another on something like that ask my son i'm dead to never never there for the whole so that happens so that happens but when he is away from meet the press after finding new hosts they find david gregory am i correct on that they find it well tom brokaw for about six months as interim because tom is older at that point although that really worked for bob schieffer i mean bob all there was there was a bunch of there was some thought that that that you could have really turned it into sort of head brokaw become the david brinkley the way brinkley ran this week and then had two or three of us as sort of the sort of the way sam and cokie where to david sam cokie george we're sort of the three people that did the show but david opened the show every day yeah the newspapers this morning yeah but i think tom didn't want wanna do that so didn't want david gregory who is taller than all of us david gregory a contemporary of yours is zuma friend i don't know gregory gets that and it doesn't work it worked for a long time i mean look it following the legend it was an artist thing guy who follows the great one is a hard dean smith you don't hand picked his guy doesn't last you don't get you don't get a fair shake i don't think david fishing and that may very well be true but you follow him so the question i have is what do you learn from that experience he's a perfectly competent good friendly human being in knowledgeable when he loses that position what is your takeaway i guess my take away was i think that it is hard to to be relevant as a weekly show you have to be relevant daily and so what i took away was i cannot if i'm handed the keys to this i am not preserving sunday show i've got to preserve the sunday show i gotta grow grow meet the press to mean something more than just sunday show so i gotta find at present every day and that's why we have a daily show now as we know if you look at the media landscape what were the first publications to die the weeklies yes okay and you could see why daily you understand with even.
"chuck todd" Discussed on The Tony Kornheiser Show
"And now and now it's a great ads over that we're back with chuck todd the host of me say spotify a great app oh it is it is it really is so so you become at one point you know tim very well tim's like a godfather to you him pull no seven he pulls you out of the soup right yeah that's fair enough and so you go to work for nbc nbc seven and how do you feel at that point well i said no to the job i well no i just i was working for david bradley david brab yes i just got a great just signed a contract with him he was just starting just about the atlantic and i was had run was running the hotline and contributing editor the atlantic and i was gonna get an opportunity to start to help build whatever the atlantic political thing was going to be and it was comfortable it was i thought you know i always thought i wanted to be in network political director which is what tim was hired before and then i thought when i finally got offered i remember being really upset cbs when even give me an interview abc wouldn't give me an interview when they had an opening ones and all of a sudden i thought this happened to me at the new york post at the new york post i've been working in newsday for four or five years and i contacted the new york post because to me if it said new york i mean i get a long island newsday wasn't your as much as it said new york news said new york that was important to me i was good and they said no now you know we got we're good we don't need you good luck i'm going to name drop in a negative way it was when katy kirk took over and they needed a new political director cbs and i thought that's great cbs invented the position mardi guy named marty listener was the first network political getting exists so i always actually cbs as sort of when it came to that that was the place to do this any meeting an interview and it was like all right and then so you didn't want to be on air i didn't necessarily want to be on i didn't know what this was going to be and i didn't know here's the thing i was running my own show running my own thing smaller i know small but you know it's the decision or i'm going to go work for a big entity and at the time i was a snob about the at he's oh those guys all this stuff and all they new york times until i worked there well all like old network television is all they do is open the new york times and say what i put on tv right that's what we all seem all network television does well then i got there and realized oh wow the new york times really is that influential number one but i almost didn't take it and then literally i'm talking with my wife and i'm like i'm going to bother me whoever does this job yeah whoever else does this job it's going to bug the lyndale lights out of me so i literally i call back that monday can i still interview for it and then what is the job at the time i was political director which i still have that title tenure kid when you get this one oh seven one of my thirty two that that's a kid when you're at my age i don't know is a kid so i hear you i don't know political political look my dad died at forty so i'm forty six and so i'll be honest yes yeah okay all right i get and so i don't view any of this as sort of young anymore because i don't know so you don't know take that job so i take the job and in tim says look msnbc's to man man through his executive producer using big hotline fan he was a big reader the hotline fan is executive producer betsy fisher was acute hotline reader i've been on the show once the first time i got invited to be on the show is in four howard dean was the big phenomenon in the.
"chuck todd" Discussed on The Tony Kornheiser Show
"The discounted price wouldn't it be great he says if chuck said and we'll be back to the secretary of state in a moment but first let me do an air for underpants chuck todd is here he does meet the press which is the most important real estate in all political journalism that'd be that's why i'm there i've always thought that that it feels like it's it's my pinnacle i mean it's what it was sort of like that's you judge yourself when you're young reporter oh you're gonna get your get a call from tim russert you got you were going to be on the show that that's you made it i don't have a way you weigh about sports if i could get something pretend in sports illustrated that would that was mount olympus and i remember you talking about sports reporters doing the the obituary and you saying that that was that same great that's the way that there's back further that you grew up in miami and you were doing what as a kid what did you want to do and i bring this up because and i've talked about this on this show watching the bruce springsteen broadway show in which in the first five minutes he splaine's look i watched elvis presley on tv and i was seven years old and i said that's what i wanna do and he became obsessed to try and do that are you one of those people is this what you always wanted to do or did you have other interests as a child it well i had other interests but the political things started it was eighth grade i remember because i had to pick a book to do some book report and my dad hands me profiles encourage okay this right right right and john that's what i did rise win for somebody kennedy's names on the books yeah you know there's there's always been some you might have had a little help you seem to do that in the hospital room around that and the story of andrew johnson was the one that really sort of the the story and there the whole point is about one per being employed yes when end win and win one senator sort of stood up against the party and counter the party and didn't impeach him and said we can't throw him out of office sort of putting country a party it was that was the trigger and then i had a cousin of mine with staying with us in the summer between eighth and ninth grade in in florida's mid eighties and he was down he was helping to run a campaign back then florida you still everything it's not just governor statewide but you'd like the secretary of agriculture secretary of education secretary they used to do they were one of those states and then they combined it all into one office called the cfo now but it used to be they had separate and you'd have texas still has this elect nineteen statewide elective offices california's still florida was one of those and my cousin was down running one of those and he was democratic campaign and my dad was a big political junkie i mean that's really introduced me to politics with my dad what did he do living he did a bunch of stuff it was a financial advisor at the end sort of not that successful added in the sense that there was something he wanted to do yes i mean he was in the radio business when i was born in the record promotion busy work for atlantic records god it was in the radio business of bit then got throat cancer sort through them off my dad was somebody that just i'm doing the career he should've done yeah and it's one of these things he never got to see it so he's one of the thing he was a total junkie that summer for me my cousin and my dad basically got drunk every night in argue politics my dad big conservative my cousin big liberal and i was mesmerized i was the gobi i was the one that go in refilled drinks the bartender and it was i was just experiencing talks about going to the bar to pick up his dad all the time in the show owner of the bar i i love my father my i didn't it took me a while to realize he had a drinking problem and that's died of liver disease so one plus one plus one does yeah equal three after a while but yeah no it was very much in.
"chuck todd" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Love him it's just too larry i mean he'll be speaking before like it doesn't he doesn't care i've seen him do this he's been speaking before like christian groups and he'll get salty when did he go after that's leaping son of a chuck todd didn't he numerous times didn't you call him a sleeping son of a b i think we're finding out what his favorite curse is favourite curse word is it's just it's just the way he is but i mean the thing that's amazing i mean even you folks curiously listening on the left you have to be amazed and certainly those of you on the right who absolutely hated trump even after he was elected you hated him but now of course you know you probably enthused because he's every campaign promise that he made he's attempting to keep i mean even you people on the left have to be amazed because no one no one thought no one thought that he would do this and it's that is amazing to me i it's just every campaign promise he's he's keeping he's doing a great guy i don't care if i didn't stand for this in the past i said i was going to do this as president and i'm doing it yeah checks it's not so sherry did you say you have that chuck todd thing i don't know i don't think we played this okay here well now we will go ahead see the story where i'm it's thousand nine hundred ninety nine i'm on meet the press show now headed by sleepy is chuck todd sleeping son of a bitch shelter.
"chuck todd" Discussed on Super Station 101
"You know it's a combination these media twits like chuck todd they fall under into one or two categories they are either ignorant about christianity they don't understand christianity or they despise christianity and i'm telling you something this twit this leftist twit chuck todd on meet the press would never ever tweet out anything even in the slightest derogatory about islam never i mean good friday the day that for us believers jesus christ died on the cross he gave his life for us chuck todd sends out a tweet i'm a bit hokey when it comes to good friday there's nothing hokey about good friday and then he says i don't mean to disrespect the religious aspect of the day and then he proceeds to disrespect the religious aspect of the day good friday chuck todd goes on to say we can all be good we should all be good every day of the year we should just all be good every day should be good friday everybody should hold hands we should all be good good friday my friends has nothing to do with us good friday isn't about us good friday is celebrated by christians it's the day that jesus was crucified and paid the ultimate sacrifice to save humanity from its sin it's got nothing to do with us absolutely nothing to do with us the entire day is religious.
"chuck todd" Discussed on WGTK
"It's a combination these media twits like chuck todd they fall under into one or two categories they are either ignorant about christianity they don't understand christianity or they despise christianity and i'm telling you something this twit this leftist twit chuck todd on meet the press would never ever tweet out anything even in the slightest derogatory about islam never i mean good friday the day that for us believers jesus christ died on the cross he gave his life for us chuck todd sends out a tweet i'm a bit hokey when it comes to good friday there's nothing hokey about good friday and then he says i don't mean to disrespect the religious aspect of the day and then he proceeds to disrespect the religious aspect of the day good friday chuck todd goes on to say we can all be good we should all be good every day the year we should just all be could every day should be good friday everybody should hold hands we should all be good good friday my friends has nothing to do with us good fridays and about us good friday is celebrated by christians it's the day that jesus was crucified and paid the ultimate sacrifice to save humanity from its sin it's got nothing to do with us absolutely nothing to do with us the entire day is religious.
"chuck todd" Discussed on Global Translations
"Doing of being. Yes. Oh, there's there's little scandal over here. Well, that'll entertain the troops over there, but I look at everybody's begging me to save them from the tariffs, but I'm getting tough and steel workers love me, and look, Kim Jong UN wants to meet with me. I'll be able to handle this. If you think the last thirteen months have been tumultuous yatesy, nothing yet. This week. Our guest is Chuck Todd. The host of meet the press, and our subject is a pretty simple one that can be boiled down to this. What's it like to be randomly called a son of a bitch by the president of the United States on a Saturday night and keep doing your job?.
"chuck todd" Discussed on Recode Decode
"Well look ideally in dollar stupid decisions them park but look i i am not going to tell everybody has to make what's right best decision program and maybe they i know people that stumbled into journalism but really their goal is to be in public service by nothing wrong good there's a lot of people who have done it i guess my feeling as you go through the door once right and you know i did work in a campaign when i was nineteen prelates uw his i we're gonna tom harkin's president trivalry um what you do fec compliance what's so funny is that they believe sam now of course the right the only reason people know about as i've disclosed it than so what's always funny is people like chuck todd was a top aide heart marketed still this data's we know i worked for a i would i say upi seek apply its ibm i literally the checks would come in i had to enter it in what their employee numbers by the way the what how i learn how the fec work to her to this day has helped me be a better campaign mounted throughout france with yeah and then you know they decided i was trustworthy enough to be the guy that went to the bank to deposit the czech lau that's a role you play my my favorite in such a successful campaign yeah my favorite modus a key he he gets out of the race and i am the last paid employee because the f you still have you fcc compliant house year there steve distill in the czech i took i remember going how all right i'll just take this back to my dorm room and i'm thinking i have a whole bunch of presidential records saddam technically right in my dorm room yeah as a sophomore w uh if you had dropped the ball you could have had of all kinds of problem could have created all sorts of progress for tom for american right could have created a huge scandal form and every own even remember i work for center sl.