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"david gergen" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"The state of the Union still mired in election night or caucus night from Iowa. Three days later car lot to talk about normally I would start with your story and yours is a really interesting story. That helps inform unique perspective but given the events of the last few days. I think we'd better start there so we are blurry but I hope we're clear out as well. Well give me your clear eyed analysis of what you watched last tonight and in the state of the Union both the president's speech and all of the Atmospherics around the president's speech was everyone has disgusted disgusted but was highly partisan he again and again and again went back to push off the top of the Obama record and say you know unlike Obama. We've we've done such by the way. What do you think he just has? Just two three people in the World Bama's one of them. Hillary Clinton is another one Just get under under skin. And he I I think it's he's obsessed by that and he's obsessed about being superior to them. I mean look up to them being more you know he wanted. He was bragging about at this nanny other last night as if the world started the new I became president in terms of the overall arc of the speech. The fundamental the ideas beach was the great American comeback and. I do think that that is really open to question for a lot of Americans you know you. You and David are very accustomed looking at the right track wrong track polls come out. I've been taken for last fifteen years or so. Is the country on the right track are on the wrong track. Going into last night's speech we were fifty five percent wrong track thirty nine percent right dry. That's just not a country that says this has been a great comeback back having said all that. Although it's been on on a little bit on the upswing and definitely on the upswing and he did have some things he could brag about the very low unemployment rate among African. Americans and Hispanics are things. He can't brag about But I thought when it's all said and done you take all the Trumpian things that we find troublesome and put to one side. He emerged last night speech in the strongest position of his presidency. Last last night was I thought thected as a speech and telling people. I didn't know all those things that had changed. And whether you like him or don't like him you have to concede a lot of things have changed and some of the better mostly in the economic realm and whether it does he deserve credit for that. Well you and and I know that the president doesn't wage wave a magic wand and determine economic outcomes in the country but one time to going bad the president gets to blame and when times going one. Good thing about the thing about the great American comeback is first of all it requires that you depict everything before you in the most negative terms caller. This as you will for the fact that I was there for part of it but I do remember arriving the White House in the middle of an economic crisis unemployment a peaked. At ten point two percent it was four point seven when Obama left office and trump is taking it to three point five so took it down from ten point two to four point seven and trump another another one point two as presidents do shooting claims some credit for that the last three years of the Obama presidency create more jobs in the first three years of the trump presidency. Let's see so but let's say it began because in in the last ends time that Donald Trump has been president if you take the month to month average number the job increases it's lower than similar period of time under Barack Obama last three for sure. Yeah Agendas Person Fair person would say starting with Obama. Bama we've built on that narrative requires this Something else but I have to say from his standpoint and given his strategy strategy and I'm interested in your view on this because you are someone who crafted presidential speeches you worked for four presidents. Would we'll get to that. It was pretty effective. I thought from his for for what he was trying to agree with you. I thought it was a strong speech. I thought he did make. The ritualistic appeals to the base ace. But he added some things last night. He talked far more frequently about African Americans about working families. I thought the outreach to the African American community was overdone so obvious what was going on. Almost everybody introduced in the gallery were minorities parties scholarship to the young woman There was a reality show element to it But you know that's a flare right but I thought I thought it would be planning for going into the general election. Seems to me a good one. Strong Wind Ebi. It underscored the Democrats are going to have to really work like hell to witness. This is not going to be getting out. Realization is is is is is striking getting a lot of people and and part of it is that I think that trump's grasp of the modern media environment right is not agree is not greatly appreciate it. There was a lot of there. Were some schlocky moments last night but I bet that they played and I think the outreach to minorities and women it was interesting question. You think he's reaching out to the African American community and minorities as a way to get votes in those in those communities one of these or by doing that make people in suburbs women in. That's yeah that's what I think. I think that one of the things that makes women uncomfortable with trump and he's got a huge huge gender. Gap is divisiveness right. And I think that this is a bank shot for him. I don't think he I mean maybe they think they can make big inroads in the African American community I do. I've seen no evidence of I think this was a bank shot to kind of connote tolerance in a speech that in many ways was as intolerant. Intolerant is adequate So you know that. That's that's how I different grace notes for different groups. Yeah Yeah Grace. Note says has as graceful as he can manage there. Were a couple of things that sort of struck me. And then I wanNA talk about the interaction with Nancy. Pelosi and the institutional regional strain were living under the presentation of the Medal of freedom to rush limbaugh. How did you read that because rush? LIMBAUGH's dying of Yardley and that is for him and his family tragic thing but he also is. He's the he's the he's the PA. Theo Sus of division in right country entry. How did you read that moment? As one of the oddest moments I can remember presidential days of the Union and rush limbaugh beaten beaten up on me for a long long time. You're not in an exclusive club and it's a very big club and so I've I've never been a favorite of mine but I I don't know David I something I can manage dying. I got him soon. I think one should be generous. What about the interaction with Pelosi? President refuse to shake her hand ripped up his speech at the end right. She did not afford him. The usual Introduction right you know the SNUB personnel. Wasn't there I mean. He is not fair to start with and then she's snubbed him back. What does that portend? I have to worry that major going to have a year. That's entirely built around the elections and not around around trying to get some things done they as you as you know speaker. Pelosi hasn't spoken to Donald Trump since October. Three and a half months or so thanks. She went after after they had a confrontation his in neuro at the White House. I can't remember a time when any president and a speaker was estranged. If you go back to Ronald Reagan as a conservative modern president for versus tip. O'Neill he'll speaker of the house one of the most liberal and they got along very very well you remember that that story when the they got the get social security done together discovery form and he got tax reformed under major major bipartisan legislation and they developed affection. Between each other's that story about tip turned I think seventy Reagan had a birthday party for him into White House and invited friends down for lunch at the end of the lunch break and got up and he'd written out this little dog role as he liked to do and he said tip if I had a ticket to heaven and you didn't have one too. Well I'd give my ticket back and go to hell with you. uh-huh we miss that. And I think that was the spirit in which the city was governed and a nation governed and and. I think this frosty relationship between the president. The president trump and Speaker Pelosi is sad. Each guest's has has reason to have intense dislike for the other but to openly snubbing. Her as he did when she held her hand out shake hands and then and then she took her revenge as the night went on and got up and tore tore for that speech. At part you have to say that's it's certainly says sends out every message you need. These folks don't get along and they're not going to get much together it's GonNa be. It's GonNa be a very very rough election. I think that is a certainty. The question is what. What if trump wins reelection and returned? What the next four years like? Because I you know that is if you were to map out the likeliest scenarios that certainly is a high up scenario that the two of them. You know we'll be back. I think the sober analysis analysis of this Presidential races any any income. President is you know has a better than even chance of being reelected right and a president and a good economy even better than that. What's remarkable about today? Is that despite all of that. Trump is not a sure thing but but he certainly at least even money to come back and what is important to me is i. I think he was in good shape for reelection two three weeks ago. No but I think he's in stronger shape today. He was just a few which is remarkable because as we sit here today the Senate is going to acquit him with several Republican senators standing up and giving CYA speeches about how they. They're sorry did what he did that. It wouldn't be what they would do. It was unfortunate. It was wrong wrong. It was but not in peachable but he will. Those remarks will be cast aside and he will claim vindication and he has strengthened his base. Jason Gallup poll came out this week. Ninety four percent of Republicans give him a favorable rating and a number of people who are independent has gone up to forty forty two. Then a Gallup is now has him at forty nine percent you know. He's never the highest he's ever been the highest ever been. Never Been Fifty member broken. I present right. Who's who's he's never broken fifty the contrast with of Iowa and chaos an Iowa versus this extremely? Well put together speech. Even I know you and I might not have liked parts of it. It was well put together speech and it was very a lot of thought went into the people in a balcony. I thought there are way too many just clear earlier that they're taking a pretty sophisticated view toward how to get from your victory in November and the Democrats are still struggling to find a candidate. Now that's another story for we left. I wanted to raise the question. What really struck me last night? was that when it came to domestic policy in fact often sounded like a liberal president. He had he wanted this program for this group or another group and here. I'M GONNA put money here. He was adding things on. We're very expensive spending a lot of money. And he not once spoke about deficit and the deficits have doubled under he. We're trying dollars dollars a year. That's the legacy we're leaving so part of what's happening here is. He's Borrowing One hal out of money to pay for reelection campaign with through federal funding ending for a great number of program. We've seen this before the democratic precedents. But I can't remember Republican president. Doing quite this what. You probably can't remember Republican president quite like him. A lot of Republican dogmas have been tossed aside on trade rain on deficits and spending trump has his own unique brand of. He has his own unique philosophies such as it is I think a lot of is intuitive and market driven and what the market tells him is to be a cultural warrior rear end to be liberal economics in some ways I mean. His tax cut was very much a in my view. A Republican tax cuts yes Corporate tax cuts but on the spending side you know his view is give people try and throw things at people they want and as he said to someone quoted in a report when deficits raise them he said..
CNN analyst claims melting ice caps will leave US cities 'engulfed in floods'
"Listen to this so you know if you see this guy David Gergen and see and I listen to the apocalyptic the hysterical language he uses to describe what climate change is going to do to this country there is a growing danger that the ice cap will melt in Greenland it will have you know there will be a big ice cap in the summer and that the net result of that is that we're going to have a rise in sea levels that a week significant coming from Greenland and add it to other sources knew what new water higher water we can have cities in the United States in golf and and floods now listen I I've had friends that just sold their homes the beach front homes for the that the tripled in value over the last twenty five years and the price is staying the same they just sold like a million dollars a piece and so it's not affecting if if these polar ice caps were really going to melt and these beach front property is we're gonna disappear I mean these prices would not be that high try to buy a house in Malibu today go for it they got earthquakes they got the ocean they got nine thousand different things in the state of California they got a white that state off the map a component of the water tomorrow trying to buy a house somewhere out there those fancy neighborhood president Obama just booked into you spend fifteen million dollars for a beach front house in Martha's vineyard yeah if the Greenland polar ice caps are going to affect anybody is gonna think Martha's vineyard no doubt it's up but no the prices are sky high and they remain that way it's just like the gambling in Vegas they know best don't listen to David Gergen Bernie Sanders a couple hours listen to the realist at least listen to money
"david gergen" Discussed on Erin Burnett OutFront
"I doubt it Kaitlan Collins is out front at the White House. I mean, Caitlyn this is a pretty stunning development that we are seeing here. What is the White House saying about why today what's excuse for you know, this deadline? They're supposed to put out what happened to Jamal kashogi. They didn't do it. What's the reason? Yeah. And this is the legal mandate from senators who gave the White House the deadline of today to submit that report telling them whether or not they feel that the crown prince Saudi Crown prince. So you just showed them video in the Oval Office is responsible for the death of this columnist. They didn't do. So they're refusing to do so and we asked the White House. Why? We got this statement from a senior administration official going onto say essentially, quote, the president maintains his discretion to decline to act on congressional committee Kor requests, win appropriate. Now, of course, this is coming one day after that explosive New York Times report that said that the Saudi Crown prince was quoted saying in two thousand seventeen to an aide that he had a bullet for Jamal kashogi. And this comes as the the White House is saying that they're going to continue to investigate this. And in that statement, they also gave us when we asked why they had failed to submit this report to congress. They said the State Department updates congress regularly on the status of the actions related to the killing of Jamal kashogi. Now, Erin, I don't need to remind you, but it's been four months over four months since he was killed in the Saudi council at in Turkey and the White House says they're continuing to investigate that. And we do know that the secretary of state Mike Pompeo Ditz into letter to James risch into Bob Menendez today, but not really offering a ton of information here. Now, this is likely to do with the White House. Failing to meet this deadline that senators. Gave him today to do. It's infuriate not just Democrats. But Republicans to who don't think the White House has done enough to hold the Saudis accountable for this reporters death. All right. Thank you very much Kaitlyn I want to go now, David Gergen and the former assistant secretary for the department of homeland security under President Obama. Julia Kayem, Juliet, let me start with you. Do you have any doubt as as I as I laid that out that the bazo story, you know, that appears in the National Enquirer and all these threats is this payback for the Washington Post and its coverage of democracy. Oh, I think. Absolutely. And I think as those left a bunch of hints in that letter. He has remarkable investigators who are looking into how his phone and his new girlfriend's phone were hacked. How those pictures were hacked. And so there's no question in my mind that basis would drop those clues so to speak in the memo without some some without having some sense of who was responsible for taking and getting that information from his phone. So one way to think about it is that AMA national choir is recently, a repository and they get information from all sorts of sorted sources. The former porn star the, you know, the Saudis whoever else, and they are working to support Donald Trump. So that's essentially we've known that. And that is essentially the the sort of the the world that the Saudis walked into right? They have this information against bazo. They hate him. Trump hates him. And it's just a perfect alliance of really corrupt. Nations and a really corrupt White House going after a man who not going to defend him. But who made a mistake? And that is exactly what we see happening right now. I mean, David Inish pretty stunning when you think about it. Right. You know, it's a sitting president here who, you know, at least, according to Jeff Bezos, she continued in that online post to say for reasons still to be better. Understood the Saudi angle seems to hit a particularly sensitive nerve as Juliet said he is very clearly leading breadcrumbs to to Saudi Arabia. But it's pretty stunning now you're talking about a foreign government..
"david gergen" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"Joining me now former adviser to four presidents and CNN senior political analyst, David Gergen and former Obama senior adviser and senior political commentator, David Axelrod, David Gergen, you worked at a lot of white houses for a lot of different presidents. Have you ever seen the Oval Office used? In this way. No, I know not never including the Reagan years when he was a showman so many ways, but I did think I actually understand. It was good theater. I mean, he he we went into the room where it happens, and we had a sense of what would it actually negotiations like with would in Trump way, douse? So I thought that was helpful. But I think it also backfired on the White House. I doubt that I wanna do it again that fire. Himself into a corner. Well, depending himself into a corner on the wall. He's he's either. Now going to be in a situation where he lets the government shutdown occur, and he's proudly accepted responsibility for it. And they'll get hurt or he's going to surrender on the wall. Not go forward with it and let the government stay open, and then you look weak. But he could also just good. But he can also just continue to lie and say, well, we are building new wall. It is happening and they're repairing existing Vincent. But, you know, then why would he why would he shut down the government that if you can just lies way out of it? I just think he would not want to go through the government shutdown. I, but there's something else that really hit important happened in that. And as session, I think Nancy Pelosi, basically, wrapped up speaker show know, she went toe to toe with the president and one she was talking. She was focused. I think it will strengthen her case, it'd be the speaker, David Axelrod. I mean, first of all just in general. I'm wondering what you thought of this in the Oval Office. But yeah, part of what was so fascinating about the whole thing is that you had congressional leaders sitting there basically telling the president to his face that he was lying. Yeah. Well, they were there is they obviously was we're going to send the message. And I I agree with David. I think that nothing rallies a caucus more than the leader of their party going up to the White House. A really a president of either party. If there's an issue a controversial issue and taking their side and being tough about it. So I think she did profit from that. But let's be clear. Donald Trump knew it. He was doing in that room. I think he called the reporters in for a reason he likes that. He likes that storyline that he's willing to stand up to the liberals who were standing in the way of a border wall. And that he's willing to go right to the shutdown. If necessary to do it now, I also agree with David that the problem with it is that eventually you get to the end of the line here, and you have to make a decision and people don't like shutdowns. We've we've we've been down this road several times. And so whether or not. It would actually prophet him to shut the government down for for the wall is a different issue. But as just in this new cycle for this day, he put on a show for his base. And I bet you he's pretty happy with the show. He put on. Yeah. I mean, the reporter from the from Reuters who do the interview with him afterwards said he seemed in in a good mood after this David Gergen. I just want to play another part of what happened today in the Oval Office. I also know that you know, Nancy is the situation where it's not easy for her to talk right now. And I understand that. And I fully understand that we're gonna have a good discussion. And we're gonna see what happens, you know. We have to have order security, please don't characterize. This need. Leader of the house gonna pack just wanted to get..
"david gergen" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"Judge requires a personality that is even handed unbiased impartial, courteous yet firm and dedicated to a process, not a result, the concern for judicial temperament dates. Back to our founding goes on to say, quote, we are law professors who teach research and write about the judicial institutions of this country. Many of us appear in state and federal court, and our work means that we will continue to do so including before the United States Supreme court. We regret that we feel compelled to write to you are senators to provide our views at at the Senate hearings on September twenty seventh, George, Brad cavenaugh displayed a lack of judicial temperament that would be disqualifying for any court and certainly for elevations to the highest court of this land moments go on the program. Kevin's. I from college roommate at Yale, broke his silence on television about what he saw. And hurt. He says, judge Cavanaugh lie during his testimony. Last week, he hasn't spoken publicly about this until now. Tonight I asked him why. I saw him do the stuff that he said under oath that he didn't do I, I saw him use words in a different way than the way he said under oath they were used. You know if a person isn't truthful about these little things than than we ought to think very seriously about whether we should tell Debbie that she's wrong or crazy and and believe him. Back now. David Gergen Pearson power shift to been and Michael Caputo, David, amuse, you hear that letter. Does this in the end religious boiled down to politics for for the centers have to make this choice. It seems to be boiling down to politics. I exactly the way it shouldn't come down and I go back to the conversation you've been having with Mr. Roach tonight. You know what strikes you is he's really credible story but his, but is it the complete story? Isn't it fair to Kevin on other stories? And the fact that we're going to tomorrow morning before the deadline, they've closed down this invest so-called investigation, and they've never talked to him or like thirty to forty other witnesses that the parties in that Mrs Ford and Ramirez are talking about have not been consulted. We the public have been misled by by the what's going on in Washington by the president by his party that this week. Would be spent the entire week we've up to the entire. It'd be spent in a serious inquire to got to the bottom of things and to talk to people who irrelevant, obviously, roaches relevant for the question of whether you know Kevin Osman line and about whether he blacked out or not, whether he got not. We couldn't remember things and it's, he's me, we're on the verge of vote. There's going to tear this country apart because they're going to be a lot of people on if he goes through a lot of people in the losing side who are going to say, wait a minute. This was a sham investigation there. They, we thought you were, you know, Dalcin out the fires and said, you poured more fuel on Jeff from, you know, do you think this was a sham investigation. Well, it certainly is a meager investigation. I don't think it's a sham in the sense that you know, it's it's the fake witnesses and the the, the FBI will not report what they say. But if you are seriously trying to determine whether he sexually assaulted these three women and seriously trying to determine whether he told the truth in his testimony over the past several weeks, three days is not enough, especially when you have identified people who have come forward, whose names have been brought forward to the FBI who are clearly relevant and they're just saying, we're not going to talk to them. I mean, that is not a serious investigation. This is a behind covering exercise by the Republicans who run the judiciary committee designed to say to to senators, flake Murkowski and Colin tear you happy..
"david gergen" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"Joining us now is senior political analyst. David Gergen along with CNN legal analysts, John dean as well as Laura Coates, David now that we know that four will most likely not go testify. To the Senate Judiciary committee until an FBI investigation is conducted. Whose move is it next? Where does this process go? Well. Well, I think it probably goes back to Senator Grassley and and Senator Feinstein in that committee to to decide what steps are going to take next. But I, I must say, I think that for from my point of view, the f. b. i. background investigation is is a routine for every major confirmation. The FBI goes out and collects information, and here's a new allegation under any re- under under you would one would just assume that it would be right and proper and fair to judge Cavanaugh as well as prefer four. If they were thorough investigation, it's impartial because I, if for both sides who are convinced that they're right, you know, they're, they should believe that the investigation is going to support him. In other words, judge Cavanaugh says it didn't happen and the investigation Kerr's and there's no real evidence that it did happen. He then is, is the spare this cloud overhead. And that's what's fair. Dan, he deserves that, but so does she? So I would think that they retain f. b. i. could investigation that could be done fairly quickly. A matter of a couple of weeks, I would assume. I don't think it's a big delay and by the way, isn't this president, the one who call for the FBI to investigate anonymous and who is anonymous and that had nothing to do with the crime. But he really thoughts are only happen Laura. I mean, the president said, the FBI doesn't want to be involved in this. I mean, is that. Shocking to know that the FBI was not interested in doing that, which should dies with every single judicial nomination to date. Their job is to conduct the background in create a figure out if this person has any skeletons in their closet. You saw this happen with rob porter about security clearances. You saw this happen with every single person who they are charged with actually trying to find out. Is there any reason to believe this person is not qualified and they hand that over. I think what the president's trying to do is essentially be dismissed because it ended up in a background file, but that doesn't mean that that is not relevant FBI or that they actually want to investigate it. They matter amount of time they have to do so Anderson is going to be crucial. This decades old allegation, they need time to actually investigate now whether they want to do in about a week or less than that, they probably have zero interest in that, but not not investigating entirely drawn to said that the hearing scheduled for Monday, we'll proceed even afford dozen show. What happens if the committee follows through on that and only Cavanaugh participants. I think they hurt themselves because there's obviously going to be an empty chair. But I also think the arrangement, if I heard correctly in the letter, she thinks she's going to be sitting there with judge Cavanaugh if she honors invitation. Well, she said. Yeah. Awkward. Well, even at the same table as is pretty awkward. This is a woman who while she's a professional, she's not trained as an attorney. She's not been a courtroom or hearing rooms. This is all on. This is new territory for. So there's an unfairness. Here's a judge who has been before murder boards before his own courtroom. He's very used to this atmosphere. So there's a inequality in the way they're setting up. That's why I think they're very smart to ask for the investigation. We gotta take a quick break. We're gonna have more on this conversation. Also dig deeper on this. When we come back. Support for Anderson Cooper, three sixty comes from our friends at rocket.
"david gergen" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"He lies docusign, John Holloman remain here with us. Those two gentlemen, both declined comment on Chuck Todd's notion, and John. I heard David Gergen tonight suggest to the Republicans at least. Look like you have rigor behind your processes. Put forward a resolution, protecting Muller, pass a law better yet protecting Muller, put forward a resolution saying Mr President, stop waving, pardons around in the middle of an investigation. That way you can look tough and sound tough, but still be Trump Republicans. I heard you today at four o'clock, say the only thing that will turn Republicans against Trump is the day after the midterm elections, if they lose the house. That's right. I look, I, I've, I had various views about some of these people on the basis of things. Even Paul Ryan did during the campaign occasionally stood up to Toronto. The campaign attacked said that the definition of racism was the way that he talked about judge Curiel. You may recall from the campaign. I some hope that some of these Republicans would behave in a more responsible way. Now I've lost all that hope and I do think to me it's the house in particular, it's just a math problem for them. They're guided by polls. It's not that differ. From the Nixon era. The Nixon era Republicans turned against Nixon because facts came out the public turn against Nixon, and then they were. They were the not the leader edge. They were a lagging indicator. It's still the case. Now there may be worse in that sense, but I do they lost forty house seats right term crucial. Right? So at this point they've been doing the math and every day a lot of them have worried about getting primary in the math has been it's painful to stick with Trump, but to divorce, myself from Trump would be more painful. The cost would be higher on the day. After the midterms, if Democrats do take back control of the house and the by the bigger margin, the more the math changes, the calculus you're going to do in your head is going to be different. What are the costs of staying with them? What are the cost of abandoning him? And I think after if it becomes to pass, Democrats take control the house that calculus will shift dramatically and not just in the house, but also in the Senate as people look towards twenty twenty and say, what? How much of an albatross around my neck? Is this man, especially as things on this legal front, just get worse and worse part of this, we may. Not see. We meaning the three of us is the rich folks who write checks and provide the financial underpinning to the Republican party and races across the country. They might get wobbly and pullback they might or they might sit there and say, well, we got tax reform. We got conservative Justice. That's what McConnell is going to say. That's what Trump will try to say. He'll try to make this such emmigration. That's right. And so I think there are things for conservatives. I mean, it's hard to generalize about the electric because there are different things that turn out different segments of voters. I think this is a base election though safe Republican seats probably stay Republican publicans that I've talked to in the last twenty four thirty six hours still think they have a decent chance of holding the Senate, but the house is the problem, the White House talking about sending the president on the campaign trail a lot. They're not talking about sending him to house to house race. The swing house doesn't because they'd just sort of don't know that it's going to be helpful in the districts that are going to matter those suburban districts. And there are so many more of them that are competitive coming into November and Donald. Trump in those districts is not an asset. He's a liability. There's there's a difficult thing that these that these candidates face now and having to not just sort of wriggle out of question about trumpet questions about Trump now related to the investigation. Now, the fact that Manafort and Cohen are guilty and it just gets harder and harder to make that calculation. I do think Gergen is right though just as a hedge, the head. That's what he's saying just as a hedge should try to..
"david gergen" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"Mortar, breaking news tonight. It's been an extraordinary day to say the least for two former close associates of President Trump Michael Cohen who pleaded guilty to eight felony counts. Paul Manafort found guilty on eight counts of financial crimes. Who with me to talk about all the president's men to people who, of course, lived through Watergate from a former Nixon White House counsel, John dean, and David Gergen at the time of staffer in the Nixon White House. So John in the span and after the two people in the president's inner circle have become felons. One of them is implicated, the president himself in a felony. This sound familiar at all. It certainly does to take issue with what Jeff said in the first block of your show. It isn't unprecedented. I happen to plead guilty when Nixon was still in office. After I got word that they were about to remove Archibald Cox special prosecutor. They asked me if I would consider pleading and I said, I will and much of the Sagren of my lawyer who thought I had Oliver North case where they can't both immunize you and prosecute you. I dislike. I told him I didn't want to beat the rap, and I was gonna indeed do it. And I thought that Nixon could not get away with removing a special prosecutor. So I was ready to go and did. And David, of course, was in the White House in that time. So John, how significant do you think it is what Michael Cohen had to say today. I think it was interesting that he said it during his allocution which was under oath where he said to the judge, that he was doing it at the direction of the head of the campaign referring to Trump and making that clear point in court. When you do plead, you have to explain to the court what you've done and why you've done it and they're wanna, make sure your of sound mind and thinking clearly at the moment. And so I've been through that drill and it's not the sort of time you you give a false statement to a judge. So I think that was as awesome and serious a circumstances he could have made that presentation David, how do you see what happened today in terms of Michael Kevin? Well, it brought back memories of another day in history back in the Watergate investigations when John dean went to Nixon and to there's a cancer on your presidency. John will fame will remember that was a famous moment in our politics, and I think what they. Today revealed that there's a cancer on this presidency. That's not to say it's the same as Watergate. I think he can still manage to get out of this. I think if other things turn out, alright. But if this metastasized is in in coming weeks and months, and we find other, you know, misdeeds among his associates, I think then he's in very, very deep, especially regarding Michael Cohen who theoretically knows where all the other, possibly if there are other misdeeds might be in a position to know where at least some of those misdeeds are. Right. And you've got an this. This story is coming really close to the president. Now we're talking about is top lawyer for many years. We're talking about his campaign manager for his plan is national security advisor. All of them are being this is when you really the moments that count because the people they're closing in on, do know they were there. They will have knowledge and we'll see, we'll have to see where it goes. But I think it's a, I think it's a, it's a breakthrough for Muller, had he lost his case today, this invest. Instigation would probably close down pretty quickly. John. There's no one though. It seems correct me if you think I'm wrong around the president, who's able to say what you said to Nixon, that there's a cancer in your presidency. That appears correct..
"david gergen" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
"For Dr savage and remember you can pre-order. Dr savage is latest political, books stop mass hysteria coming in, October but you can pre-order now just go to Michael Savage dot. Com we are talking about how the media doesn't seem to understand that after three years of constant berating of Donald Trump and his family that there's going to be punch back from his. Supporters I do think that David Gergen's comment that we played for you where he's talking, about you, know guns and fiery rhetoric totally is a blatant lie about what was going on in. Tampa the other night at the rally for Representative Rhonda Santa's who was running for governor. There it's almost like they want something to. Happen but as I, mentioned when Representative Scalise was shot and almost, killed whether you have eight surgeries and he's still walking around with, crutches, gosh, he's he's, a he's a guy who was firing back and nothing's gonna Stop him you don't hear anything from these clowns so when Trump says that, the media, is the enemy of the people I say the enemy of truth because they don't wanna. Look at all of the crimes committed by Hillary Clinton they don't wanna look at how. The Justice department was corrupt in not investigating. Hillary Clinton properly and, the stealing of the democratic nomination how many, times do I have to say let's get to the phones line, one, WABC, Jerry welcome, to the Savage Nation with Lou paid how are you I'm. Fine I wanna say it's a couple of things number one it's amazing, that they got two women one running for congress and another one running for state attorney general it's like they. Came out of the same looney house that's how you talk about Cossio Cortez who I last time I was here for Dr savage. Dubbed her miss Yorktown heights in Westchester county? Because she didn't grow up in the Bronx he moved when she was five I grew up. In the Bronx And I got another woman running.
"david gergen" Discussed on Erin Burnett OutFront
"To remind yourself to be empathetic it's not one of the president's great skills as we know but i you know i do think that the people in that room walked away today uh thinking that they had been heard and there were differing points of views and there was no vitriol which were so used to in this kind of a debate inside that room at least and that the president uh was hearing them out david gergen you know we've seen presidents act before in these times you'll president obama the comfort her and chief those things 100 president trump do today there were divergent views in that room i think we should cut age slick john on that note guards now presidents who go into meetings like this especially if they know they're going to be emotional and nick can in they maithriya the they may be for vert world themselves they need dose and they frequently bring those kind of things and uh and i and i think in this case he deserves credit for bringing people enlisting but the real test is still ahead it is what he does is what action he takes and so far we're hearing from the white house are mostly halfmeasures may even this controversial measure you brought up earlier in the program about lifting the age twenty one before you combine assault weapon if you look back at the fourteen deadliest mass shootings eleven of them were committed by people over twenty one the problem is not the age particularly that's this piece of it but if you really want to get action what about those other up they're gonna put those eleven who at dar es hands on big guns and shot de la fbi he sake saco the presence of slack over the no card one thing it dissident was it.
"david gergen" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"Shy nocall from the official david gergen he has been hi this entire game so far and we what the official have at the moment one point ballgame is gernigan inbound gets an end to two in the corner ends it off to garner gun a driving in backup that gets fifteen issue for saginaw garner with it right away the haskins now to love side cyber five minutes to go there have one point colonel lead well crossing over booth the free throw line fires at some showers a sacked was winding down no good rebound creamery wednesday dream on the rebel into the forecourt held back it are now doors over in the offense the ends the ball off the land davis back to creamery ray corner of dribble right wing of the matter abu fifteen issue waste they can take aleve for the first time tonight with a basket round the free throw line fires a jump shot it rolls out rebound this wilson picked up by military they rosa back out the lynn davis in the lawyer set of fresh seconds land left side of the neck nick back the chuck he's got a fifteen feet away left side surveying the defense truck around the rebel now back in in john chuck be paid trucks though has now goes over five feet away turkey baby hook shot in the paper way gives light saito purposely the became 24 23 with boral really and a half five points now for chucky to it on the dribble knowledge on top of the key we're going it's it off the garnered dribbles right side of the huskies backed the garnered thirteen to shoot garner fires a three way off the mark out of islands not daunted onscreen murray picked it up he's on the rebel in the forecourt we're all the way what is it up but hurry murray has six points off the bat for wednesday the already has twenty six twenty three orders by grabbing just like that mike wells thinks the ball coast to coast nobody stops anyways leapt within the naked 26 251 wednesday with three 25 to go and david gura with that at all wayne state let their guard down just for a split second of wells to the coast to coast with easy way up davis hasn't left side atop the murray.
"david gergen" Discussed on News Talk KOKC 1520
"Injuring layover some climate for example not only hold on climate said david gergen nsaids he's upset because the president was mentioning russia and china as rivals and he and he says the president shouldn't have done that so wait a minute what is that your matter russia could you think they're trying to get involved in the election or you don't want it were seriously what i'm confused uh consistency that's all i want is some consistency don't try to if you just if you just hate the administration because you hate the administration just be honest about haiti new administration you don't need to sit here and do all of this you know play this game a cups and do all it you don't need to do this so either you're mad because you think that russia was you think you're because russia was trying to swing the election and that he they colluded with the president to do so and or you're mad because he then called russia rivals and we should best them i don't know but they are though russia on china are rivals and of course russia's is going to try to russia's is going to try to influence the election every country who is cure anacle like russia would love to see something like that happened of course they would united states does it for crying out loud but i just wish there were some consistency but he was mad because they didn't discuss global warming it's not a consensus yet but that's okay that's all right david gergen david gergen nice guy very stern never heard him laugh never heard him laugh it's like a red blood kinda thing you know like citizen kane never heard him laugh i dunno just mm but this uh i i don't know why would because they are rivals the president spoke yesterday about national security he labelled china and russia threats to such pledged to take all necessary steps to stop north korea and mentioned that his top priorities as far as being commander in chief were protecting.
"david gergen" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Following long on twitter at t lash and official data lash on facebook thought i thought the rest within the speech about foreign policy itself had echos of the inaugural address that is a very dark vision of how the world is unfolding and and seeing china in particular but also named borussia as these rivals at we're competing against we have to build up our defenses we have to do this and do that because they're coming at us you know they've got the discipline we've got to pull ourselves together that is a that's a far cry from the more positive how do we partner with the world how do we work with others later on climate for example at only hold on climate so david gergen in assadi out he's upset because the president was mentioning russia and china as rivals and he and he says the president shouldn't have done that so wait a minute what is that your matter russia because you think they're trying to get involved in the election or you don't want it was seriously what i'm confused ha consistency that's all i want is some consistency don't try to if you just if you just hate the administration because you hate the administration just be honest about haiti new administration you don't need to sit here and do all of this you know the play this game a cuffs and do all it you don't need to do this so either you're mad because you think it russia was you think you because russia was trying to swing the election and that he they colluded with a plan to do so and or you're mad because he then called russia rivals and we should best them i don't know but they are though russia and china are rivals and of course russia's going to try to russia's is going to try to influence the election every country who is cure anacle like russia would love to see something like that happen of course they would united states does it for crying out loud but i just wish there was some consistency but he was mad because they didn't discuss global warming it's not a consensus yet but that's okay that's all right david gergen david gergen nice guy very stern.
"david gergen" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"That has serious implications for the safety and security of the country you think he maybe it's possible he's not sure what's real and what's not oh i i i certainly thing that will go ahead david i think we agree on this point i've done dave yeah you i agreed with what you were saying earlier it will well let us on david gergen do you think it's it you think he may so you're answering the affirmative on that that i mentioned affirmative i think he may persuade himself of things as david axelrod said that aren't true it but he got he persuades himself and he states it through categorically in various ways uh that it does come across it would be an authentic uh even though it's sort of like an alternative facts that other people don't share but we should anderson david asselin he he's also uh uh blazed a trail for others we see a roy more down in alabama even as latest tonight once again denying uh all of these charges from all of these women uh and he's seen the path blazed by the president because even though the president acknowledged his language back in the summer he never acknowledge the acts uh themselves in his david city threatened to sue these women he never did suu uh the women who made the allegation so uh you know in the midst of this really big moment in our coal sure about how men treat women now the president is very much thrust back in the middle of it here and he's trying to uh he's trying to set the terms of the debate david axelrod david gergen thank you both come next how white house event to honour native american warheroes instead touched off an uproar among eight of americans in frankly beyond it was something the president's addeds you'll see when we come back illiterate later here what would david uh would david axelrod which is talking about uh alabama us senate candidate roy more what he has to say after days of silence allegations of sexual misconduct and assault and criticism for so many top republicans of course with the exception of president trump.
"david gergen" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"I mean if if they are going to debate the merits of single payer versus regular health care her like that's a lot to parse out with single payer singleparent an early a capitalistic society there's a lot of ins a lot of house a lot of what have you zambia debating the merits of single payer so i don't know if i mean we think how bernie is gonna fared would that there's a lot of folks on the left that are not excited about this at all ron david gergen who isn't it just left but he's a a former adviser to nixon ford plant in he came out released a statement stating that if the democrats want to make this a debate between single payer and the republican graham cassidy bill they will likely lose that debate because they would you want about graham nasty he might be canada a weasley guy but he knows how to debate now you couldn't tell by the effort that he put forth last year during those jv debates before the big presidential ones but he's been in this game for a while this is his bill won why don't they invite jimmy kimmel to come on as i don't know if he's going to be the moderator are not bring jimmy kimmel out here sure we've got more jimmy kimmel audio coming up after six o'clock will you know everything every decision i make as far as politics in some of these big stories i am going to wait to make my final decisions only here with jimmy kimmel as i go to carrot top caricom might go all things healthcare he responded to a donald trump tweet last night on his show we'll get to that coming up after six o'clock sports is next hammers surefire bet we've got a water heater runaway i say just put your wallet away hammer says differently will tell you the the surest bet in the nfl reporter ellen miller jason alan hamlets next the.
"david gergen" Discussed on TalkRadio 630 KHOW
"Truly believe if you read barack obama's auto biolgraphies he talks about what essentially black racist he talks about for memory talking about is my grandmother crossing the street afraid of what was that jesse jackson but obama talked about as white grandmother i am fear of blocks he basically comes out in admits to black races at goes to very basic things whether you have respect for minorities whether you have our belief and diversity whether you think his country should welcome and continue to all the epa statue of liberty as a symbol of where we believe in hole look i'm so so think about this they disagree on values okay absolutely they do in fact i hope they do it goes to very basic things whether you have a respect for minorities does anyone i guess so david gergen doesn't think that donald trump has respect for minorities i've actually talk to people that worked with the president i've asked them pointblank have you seen anything that makes you think that the president is racist or has hate this heart not one of them in fact one of them so to me for thought that he did but quit the new york minute dope unintended new york cooking continued whether you have a belief him diversity what is diversity have to do with a secure border and saying that we need to have an immigration policy that doesn't allow people to come here illegally and the live off the producing tax payers of this country that has nothing to do with diversity that he says what whether you think this country should welcome and continue to hold up the statue of liberty as a symbol of what we believe them she welcome heart should just welcome any body because if we were to say which in essence we pretty much have done if we were to say to the entire world we know that most of you live in crap whole countries and we know the most of you live in dictatorships you live in socialist countries you live in places that you just everybody dreams of coming to.
"david gergen" Discussed on TalkRadio 630 KHOW
"Yes and you will you think about how kind considerably compassionate for my listeners colored care deeply for every single one of them that i would never smart off to the one time i lose more porch to years word your workplace one time about were armed boy and everybody has to come out we like what like you the wall on the you know what let's go have dhaka for a moment a minute a bunch drunk tired let's go to the two to the doctor controversy again doing show prep i ran across a sound clip there is no weekold but i don't wanna play it necessarily for the points about doc but instead about what david gergen says about america david gergen has worked for both republican democrat president he's a mr modahl male he was home cnn with uh don lemon and they were having it was cnn tonight with dr lim it was like ten o'clock eastern time and they were having a discussion about daca an arguing the trump must be a racist for even rescinding the the the courts declared unconstitutional your racist it's it's unconstitutional we don't care your racist so they will of course spinning time slamming trump for being a racist it was just about is disgusting as you can imagine but after a few minutes they still talking about all of the political storms dope penitent the this is between harvey and herbal and after just a few seconds go can starch to blast trump for creating uncertainty for tens of thousands of laws of young people in this country and he says i don't think that there are a lot of excuses for wavering of the expense of people's lives but it was his description of american value the kind of set meal david gergen what do you think of this this rare review from the former president i thought he was eloquent colonel he was right this is one of the most cruel act swiftly on the presence in a long time the president obama and president trump dumber disagree on policies they disagree on values will as a matter of fact that do what values does trump disagree with obama and vice versa individual liberty uh you know i would i i want to believe that they differ on socialized medicine versus meps not quite sure that but i wanna think so and i.
"david gergen" Discussed on KHNR 690AM
"One eight hundred six five five mike this is what i told you what happened yesterday i told you didn't matter what the president was going to say all that really matters is what the president does and as i understand it and from where i should he's got his head down he's trying to do absolutely everything he can two make this country stronger and safer and a better place to live you may not have heard the news about the economy because of all the hysteria and the hyperventilating from people like anna uh what's her name annan of our own david gergen and all the rest how 'bout this one is a story out of atlanta americans are ploughing monte money into their homes at an astonishing rate and these are new homes used in those not even built home depot reports its highest quarterly sales and richest earnings in the company's history and it boosted its economic outlook for the year yesterday or today the morning revenue increased to twenty eight point one one billion for twenty six point four seven billion shales at stores open at least a year which is a key indicator of the retailers health increased a whopping six point three percent nationally the figure rose six point six per shop so i'm sure that the on a navarro's of the wall don't want to look now but the economy continues to shore the boom is booming the home depot which is a for many economists a pretty good indicator of how our nation's economy is performing you know you go to the home depot.