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"david shulkin" Discussed on Slate's The Gist

Slate's The Gist

05:11 min | 9 months ago

"david shulkin" Discussed on Slate's The Gist

"Is Mike. I'm the host of the gist. If you ever wanted to start your own podcast you might think that you need all kinds of equipment to set it up and talent scads and scads of talent. Well I can't help you with the talent and I can't help you with the equipment because really all you need is anchor anchors and all in one tool from spotify. They'll let you create your own podcast and get it hurt everywhere with anchor you can record edit be heard on all listening platforms. They will even pair you with sponsors to help you get paid for your show all works in your web browser or right from anchors mobile APP and best of all you're not gonNA believe this. It's totally free. Start Your podcast with anchor today by going go to anchor dot. FM Slash the gist that's anchored dot FM slash. The gist and now the SPIEL. Yesterday was marked by the low grade. Do Fitness of Gordon Sunlen remember at this moment but you remember that call specifically exactly what the president said to you in response to your question about what do you want. Why is that I remember? Remember the first girl I kissed. I mean I remember. I won't say that update today. Devon Nunez added that girl to the list of witnesses. Adam Schiff will not be allowed to be called old but seriously after a day of sandline damning the trump administration but with a grin guffaw. Today we met the figure of Fiona Hill at one point. During her many hours of testimony she appeared to portray expression other than seriousness. But it just might have been a trick of light. She was stern earn. She was steadfast. She was steely. She was unbelievably impressive. In intellect and comportment one brief moment that I will play she was rallying a story about dramatic moment when then national security adviser John Bolton reacted to an inappropriate request to link aid due to the Barista investigation listened to talk about this and then he looked up to the clock on his show to rest in any case again I I was sitting behind him. No wait I said watch. I do not wish to imply that it was a watch. This presumes a time piece. That may not have been evidence. Yes it was in fact his wrist for years on this show. I have said that competent people doing their jobs will save America. Dr If you own a hill seems as competent as can be. She spoke about how she immediately recognized and reported that. US foreign policy toward Ukraine crane was being subsumed by what she called a political errand. Good phrase here in answer to Republican Council Steve Caster she explains lanes that yes. It is within the president's ability to remove an ambassador as trump did with ambassador Ivanovich but legitimate policy considerations do not a fully explained that decision. It was very clear at this point that there was. Let's say a different channel. In operation and relations to Ukraine one that was domestic and political in nature. Unlike with a lot of other witnesses including David Holmes was right there testifying next to her. No Republican dared tangle with hill in fact trump has not thus far has not denigrated her this to my mind makes Fiona Hill. The the only woman who has offered a high profile denunciation of trump's actions and policies who the president has not attacked. I don't think every critic can come with Fiona Hills impeccable credentials or steely expression or unblinking focus or scads of experience. So so it's unlikely that she will inspire a trend of presidential reticence to denigrate but this is it is a very nice pause is it not perhaps it was in this anecdote as elicited by representative. Jackie Speier's that offers an explanation as to why Dr Hill I want to verify the story. I understand understand that when you were eleven years old there was a schoolboy who set your pigtails on fire and you were taking a test you turned around and with with your hands snuffed out the fire and then proceeded to finish your test. Is that a true story. It is a true story a bit surprised to see that pop today. It's one of the stories. I occasionally tell because he had some very unfortunate consequences afterwards. My mother gave me a bowl haircut so for the the skill Gil photograph later. In that week I looked like Richard the third or as if I'm going to be in a permanent Richard the third I mean that's fodder for trump right. I mean can you see him tweeting about last king of the plant Agean in dynasty but trump is held off. And maybe it's because the anecdote and her testimony served notice that even though government bureaucrats or crats are always said to be running around with their hair on fire. This is one woman who will not be put off by some bully pulling at her pigtails..

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"david shulkin" Discussed on Slate's The Gist

Slate's The Gist

04:18 min | 9 months ago

"david shulkin" Discussed on Slate's The Gist

"To hide the fact that they were in discussions. There was a famous scene that happened to be televised in the West Wing. Where one day the president and I are sitting at the same table and he turned to me and said? Are you going to be at the meeting at Merrill Lago this weekend and I really didn't know what he was talking about and he said this is where we're going to talk about. Va In veterans policy. And I said no sir not. Because I wasn't invited to it. Yeah and I was one of those viral things and you know people thought naturally well this just sorta strange. Why is there a meeting about veterans and va in the secretaries? Not going to it so I was aware that those conversations were going on without me. Yes when you were fired by tweet. There was the story of your wife's itinerary on a vacation which bore at best a passing resemblance to the truth. What really did get you fired? Do you think I think that I had been in a direct battle with several of the political. Oh appointees in the White House about my unwillingness to go along with measures that would move the a two privatizing faster than I felt was the right thing to do and I felt that what was being recommended. Didn't serve the veterans interest. Well and that was the only reason reason I was there and I let them know that. And I think they were very frustrated that I wasn't willing to drop my objections because it was politically expedient and you know so as I always said to my friends and my family look you know I serve at the pleasure of the president. I may be fired any day. And if it's fired over things that I believe in you know that's what's going to happen you. You were a fire by tweet a year and a half ago. Have you live with this job more than you have other jobs that you laughed. Yeah Yeah I think I think once you've had the ability to experience and meet these men and women that have served in our military and comeback and need our help that that never is going to leave you and so. I believe that I will remain committed to advocating for veterans friends. Doing whatever I can to help as long as I live because these are such incredible people that really do deserve better care than what they're getting and the name of the book is it shouldn't be this hard to serve your country and I think it comes through how earnest you are about that sentiment. But I want to push you on this. Is it hard to serve your country because as you say you know politics in Washington. DC or should the finger more correctly be pointed at this specific administration. Well I saw. I think the title shouldn't be this hard to serve. Your country has a double meaning. It really is written for veterans. Because when you go off to serve and you come back you. I shouldn't have to experience the bureaucracy and the barriers that so many of our veterans have but the other meaning is is that if we expect and we need people old who are willing to come out to the private sector to come in to help solve these problems that are complex and government if we continue to treat people through personal tax tax and the type of toxicity of the environment we have that prevents them from doing the job. People are going to not want to call them. I worry about the brain drain that we're seeing got a government today but also whether future people will be willing to come to serve their government and I do believe that that is an environment today that there's enough there's enough blame on both sides that create this type of environment but certainly I think the leader the president should be setting the tone for the country and one of those jobs should be to create an environment of respect and one that honors public service. The David Schulkin was the ninth secretary of Veterans Affairs. If you're saying wait doesn't the. Va Go back to the civil war. Yes but it was only a cabinet position under George H W Bush making showed showed the night secretary of Veterans Affairs. He is the author of it. Shouldn't be this hard to serve your country. Our broken government and the plight of veterans. Thank you very much. Thank you.

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"david shulkin" Discussed on Slate's The Gist

Slate's The Gist

08:42 min | 9 months ago

"david shulkin" Discussed on Slate's The Gist

"Did. Was We posted our way. Tom's publicly and they still are posted. The VA being the only healthcare system in this country. That I'm aware of that post. It's wait times publicly and it's the way times are better than outside the. Va better than the hospital. I might go to yeah. I published a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association last year that compared. Va Wait Times to the private sector and they are are better than what you would find in the private sector now. Wasn't that way when I first came to the va but we showed that we reduce the wait times while the private sector during that same time period did not reduce its way times. It seems to me that we could probably talk for hours. And Not really touch on politics per se not that it didn't inform what you did but tell me if this observation structure was true. It seems that among the cabinet departments and I've had former secretaries of defense ends here and I've had other cabinet officials here. It seems to me that the VA could be in your experience. Maybe contracts this but it could very many ways as be apart from politics more so than I don't know the Department of Education or Labor or housing well for so the. Va always operated that that way it operated outside of the Washington bubble worked in a bipartisan. Way We're politics really didn't come into it and in fact you know as you know I was confirmed one hundred zero. Oh and all of the legislation that I got done. My first year secretary was done in a bipartisan way. Unfortunately that's now changed and now. Va has has entered into the mess that all Washington's into an everything's turning out to be partisan and because of that because the experience I've had I believe that. Va should be taken out of this political environment that it should be run much like we run Amtrak or the post office us with. It seemed to be run efficiently in that example. Well look parks. People people get their mail every day in the trains Rav. I love the postal. Still go there you go and and and so what I think we need to do. Is We need a group of people what I would call board of directors who have knowledge of the services services particularly healthcare. That's provided who do not have political affiliations. We need a term limit for the secretary. So that we're not having a constant turnover every for two years like what we've been seeing and that this is too important an issue to the country to take care of our veterans to allow to be subjected to the types of political arguments mints that we're seeing today but you were a cabinet official. You went to the state of the Union. Except when you didn't when you were the designated survivor would you want future secretaries not to be in the cabinet. I think we're I've come out on. This is that it's more important that there be a focus on the mission and being part of the. The political environment is not serving veterans in the way that it had in the past. Now I wish we could roll back time and I wish that the the Va had stayed out of the political mess that you know that we're now seeing but you can't do that and so I think we either have to have a complete reset of the environment in Washington and allow people who focus on their job to be able to do it without politics or we need to change the structure. Yeah and you say that in the book I have to say reading the book it gets to how you left Were were forced out by tweet. But you do consistently say and give you've president trump credit for seeming to have a bonafide interest in the best interest of veterans and maybe not having a lot of follow through or global foresight foresight. But when he talked to you we really seem the way you portray. It seemed to really want to help the veterans and empowered you to do so. Yeah you know my job. was there to to help veterans and to make the system work better and because of that. I focused on that. There was a lot of other noise in Washington. A lot of things going on that. Frankly really I tried to keep blinders on stay out of on occasion. There were issues where I felt like I had to speak up. Like the Charlottesville Issue Sur could not stay silent on that issue shoe and I didn't know I thought I might get fired because I spoke up and what was the blowback for that fraud. Nothing nothing I think that I was surprised. Look Bob not political. I didn't go in because I was part of somebody's campaign and I was going to speak my mind in stand up for my principles and ultimately I think that did lead to do the tweet that ended my time as secretary. This is so I want to ask your assessment of this because for the last year and a half Donald Trump oh when uncriticised about anything the Muller investigation that Ukraine investigation Syria will often give it to his great achievement with veterans. And he'll say eh we passed. Va Choice you go out now you get a doctor you fix yourself up. The doctor sends us the bill. We pay for or it and you know what it doesn't matter because the life and the veteran is more important but we also happen to save a lot of money doing that can you believe. And and then after he signed that legislation which I think was the mission mission. Act Right he would say. The Obama Administration didn't get this done and I got this done. I gave if the veterans choice. What's your assessment of the accuracy of that? Well the facts are that the choice program was put in place in two thousand fourteen when President Obama was president. And and so this was President Obama's program in response to the wait time crisis. It was a three year program that was going to end in two thousand seventeen in president. Trump built it into a permanent way. That veterans can get healthcare in the future so I don't think that this was not his program program but he does deserve credit for building this into the permanent way of delivering healthcare for veterans. What happened in this was reported in Propublica? And I want to ask you about when when this became your understanding but according to Some very good reporting there was a troika of individuals who are members of the mar-a-lago club and they included Pearl Mutter who's the chairman of Marvel Entertainment. So if you like the avengers maybe this will color your appreciation and a lawyer named Marc Sherman. Yeah and then Bruce Moskowitz was also involved. These were members of the club who had their own. They weren't veterans but they had their own one opinion on how the VA should be run and they wanted to bring it towards more of a privatize model and as members of mar-a-lago so they had donald trump's ear and their wishes became dictates to you. Is that how it happened. I think before her I ever got involved. With president trump and the administration these three individuals were advisers to the president and had clearly been ask to help try to oversee some of the changes and give advice for how. Va could improve because this was something that in the campaign that president-elect elect trump had said was very important to him and he was GonNa fix and so these three individuals continue to provide advice to both the White House and to me as individuals individuals as did a large number of other outside individuals who offered their help and advice. And so that was part of the way that I think a good effect of executive makes change by seeking out. People sure who can get help and advice. FDR had a kitchen cabinet. You you know Clinton would call people. He knew 's okay. These people had Donald Trump's here but was there policy directives. Did it become official policy of the. Did you see that happening. I think that they offered advice and input but they did not have policy roles they did not make the policy or or interfere. Fear with the policy. I think didn't interfere. So there are policy ideas. Didn't become policy wasn't forced upon. Yeah of course. I'm not aware of what their conversations were with the president or members of the White House administration but certainly Va.. I think that they would offer advice but they were not in policy making roles. How when did you become aware of how much lectured vice they were given because there were some emails that were revealed? Freedom of Information Act showed that they were having a lot of conversations with the White House and with people who were actually you know appointed to be the political appointees to the Va.. I know think they made any attempt.

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"david shulkin" Discussed on Slate's The Gist

Slate's The Gist

11:19 min | 9 months ago

"david shulkin" Discussed on Slate's The Gist

"Thursday November twenty first two thousand nineteen from slate. It's the Gist I. I'm Mike. PESCA last night's debate at Tyler Perry studios in Atlanta Georgia where they filmed the seminal. Medina goes to jail. I mean I presume I hope they did. Did the candidates got into it and then. NBC Cut to a Commercial Cory Booker. Comma Harris had moments of soaring rhetoric. Amy Klobuchar had a little more room than in past debates to demonstrated her affability Elizabeth. Warren was forceful. Andrew Yanks had a couple of things no one else was talking about. Made Good Sense. Biden was bit confusing Bernie Sanders railed against is money in politics. Also by implication money in general and who'd I forget who'd I forget. Oh Yeah. Tom Style probably made two hundred thousand dollars interest just by standing there. So what I'm saying hang was this was debate very much like a lot of the other debates we've seen except for Pete Buddha jr now the debate was supposedly a test of the South Bend Mayor's medal all and on that score. He was fine but Buddha Jig for the first time in debates had something. That really annoyed me now. I thus far have thought of Buddha jig is very well-spoken who seemed to favour policies. I personally consider sensible. And then when describing those policies used rhetoric that I consider responsible breath but then he was challenged a little bit about his relative lack of experience and get this. He tried to turn the obvious. Negative into a positive is it of turns out that not having experiences the best experience of all that is if you modify the word experience with the word Washington. Let's give a listen so first of all Washington. Experience is not the only experience the matters there's more than one hundred years of Washington experience on the stage. And where are we right now as a country right now you regard that as a pretty standard attack take from someone inexperienced rail against the usual way of doing things to claim. You've got the fresh perspective to talk about how you're not contaminated by the old ways of thinking. I mean trump. Did that wait a minute. Trump did that. But that's not why I'm against it first of all Mayor Pete. This works okay. Day when the governor or the mayor of a pretty big city that's bigger than Norwalk. Says it oh no not Norwalk. Connecticut Norwalk California. has a population bigger than south. Bend I'm not just saying that's a city out of your league but League City League city Texas is also also bigger than South Bend. League city Lakewood New Jersey bigger than South Bend. I could do this all day. I love listening cities bigger than South Bend. But it's not really about the size of the municipality it's about the motion of the notion and Buddha jr doesn't have that dreaded Washington experience all right. We're going to hold you to that. Please never again align yourself alf with President. Obama obviously sullied by eight years in the district ruined him. Don't mention JFK. I mean that guy was a congressman at thirty senator at thirty six and then a president Washington Washington Washington did it all in Washington. The Guy Leaves Washington. Look what happens. Here's the real problem with running against the notion of Washington it's obviously been Republican obstructionism that makes Washington a place where progress goes to die. There are a a raft of programs that can't get done because Washington wants to do them just not the Republican part of Washington I e Mitch McConnell's else against them so if you play this whole game oh Washington. Is this vast wasteland. You know what you're doing you're crediting uninformed cynicism and you're denigrating the potential central power of the federal government. Yeah and also while it's true that Buddha Jeju doesn't have Washington experience. He doesn't even have Indianapolis experience. So what's the argument here that every capital state capital or national capital being in that capital takes away from your bold visionary way of seeing the world when when Buddha's criticized for losing by large margin in his one statewide race. I tend to give the guy some Leeway Indiana's very republican state would be hard for a young guy like him to win in the statewide race against Richard Murdoch to be the treasurer. So what I'm saying. Is I try to be realistic and fair. Buddha judge was not extending the same consideration to my intelligence. He's at twenty something percent in a lot of polls in the early states meaning that almost eighty percent of democratic primary voters right now favor a person who lives in Washington or lived very close to Washington with a good Amtrak connection look. This isn't a huge thing. Buddha didn't lie he just said something you'd expect a typical politician to say to cover up for a deficiency. But that's the thing it's the argument. You would expect of a typical politician which Brundige has not been to his benefit or should we say I have not been thus far on the show today I should feel about the testimony before Congress of a great staffer Fiona Hill Sturdy steady stiff. Upper tip also stiff lower lip. What I'm saying is her lips really? Didn't move very straight line exactly horizontal zero degree incline on those lips. She was great and definitely does not deserve my extraneous lip commentary. She did earn my esteem. But First David Schulkin was the head of the. Va a Washington Antony insider who actually advocates that his former agency be taken out of the cabinet in an acknowledgement that the services the VA provides couldn't couldn't be more widespread to all walks of life in America. The former Obama cabinet official was kept on by President Trump. Until well he wasn't. It's all detailed in Chilton's book. It shouldn't be this hard. You serve your country. Our broken government and the plight veterans an in depth discussion up next. This episode is brought to you by all birds. Everyone loves a gift they can feel good in and good about every giver wants to give the best gift. All birds are the perfect. Shoot a gift and to get this holiday season. So if you're gifter gifter getter or griff ter- or regret her. All birds are good for you. Unless you're a gifted because all birds are the bonafide thing the real real deal. They're stylish they're comfortable. They're sustainable. I'm wearing them right now. I'm wearing the kind of birds shoes known as the toppers there like like high tops but all birds way to just high tops mine. Are this nice very nice texture and the shoelaces. They're like the Oud on on noodles of laces. They have an a large islet and the large aglet when the aglet cushion the you know you have arrived all birds the perfect gift to make the holidays a little less uncomfortable for everyone on your list. Give the gift of comfort this holiday season or get a pair for yourself at all birds. WORDS DOT com. The Veterans Administration has a budget of two hundred had plus billion dollars. Has Three hundred seventy five thousand. Employees serves millions of veterans. It's grown from fifty four hospitals spitaels in one thousand nine hundred thirty two today one hundred fifty three medical centers and more than seven hundred outpatient facilities running this behemoth of an agency. Second only to to the Department of Defense was David Schulkin. He was the ninth secretary of Veterans Affairs. A cabinet position. He's out with a new book. Called shouldn't be this hard to serve your country. Our our broken government and the plight of Veterans Secretary Schulkin Welcome. I'm glad to be here. Was it hard when you got the call not a veteran but someone with experience running hospitals huge institutions efficiently. Was it hard to answer the call to service to be the secretary for President Obama. Well I did. What most people do? When they're faced with these choices? I got a blank. Sheet of paper drew a line down the middle and had a pros and cons list. Yes very quickly. The cons filled up very high and have to move to Washington. Leave my job. Go into government risk my reputation. I didn't know then you could be fired by tweet. That would have been awesome. Yeah you probably couldn't couldn't even even and on the pro side was simply how could I say no You know I felt like if anybody deserved the best care anywhere. It was our veterans and I was reading in the paper that they were having all these problems. These long wait times so I really really felt like if I could help which I felt like I could. I had to say yes and so I stopped thinking about in just said yes did you. Was the offer a surprise. Did you campaign for the job Bob. I mean it's great that you felt you could help and you're in a position is running a huge hospital system here in New York to help but how they find you. And how'd you make it known that you'd be open to this well. Did you ever hear the saying that. There's no free lunch. Yeah I thought I was invited to a free lunch. Somebody asked me the launch and we were talking and just a normal mole conversation and the person as we were leaving said. Do you have any regrets in your career and I said I've had a great career. I don't have any regrets and I said you know. Maybe I'm reading about these horrible. Wait Times for veterans and I feel terrible that they're going through this and I wish there was something I could do sort of almost a rhetorical question and then in about an hour later my cellphone rings I never gave my cell phone number to them but my cell phone rings and it was the White House and they said we'd like to talk to you about helping fix the. Va Tell me how. So when you came in and there was this crisis of waiting times how did you diagnose. The problem must be a little bit like medicine. How did you diagnose the problem and then come come up with a course of action? Well I think you're absolutely right. You don't start jumping in to solve a problem unless you know what the problem is so asking the right questions was I. Think the key and and the question that I asked when I got into the VA was how many veterans were waiting for urgent care. Urgent Care Meant to me that a veteran and if they weren't getting the care in the right time could be harmed and so once I ask that and they had to go back and look at the data very differently. The answer became clear. Clear that there were fifty. Seven thousand veterans waiting for urgent care more than thirty days and that of course defined the problem for me because I was totally unacceptable so we opened up every. Va Medical Center at that. Point in what I called a national stand-down which is a military term that you stop what you're doing in your focus on that priority and over the course of the first weekend of the stand-down we started with fifty seven thousand veterans. We ended Monday morning with less than one thousand veterans. Waiting for Kerr with urgent problems and from there we began to whittle that down and then put in same day services so that no veteran who who had urged him problem couldn't be seen on the same day at every. Va across the medical centers. And then finally what we.

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"david shulkin" Discussed on Amanpour

Amanpour

06:43 min | 10 months ago

"david shulkin" Discussed on Amanpour

"And Lebanon isn't the only country where protests will change the face of government in Hong Kong today the beleaguered chief executive carry lamps was wants to deny media reports that Beijing preparing to replace her after five months of protests and Chile President Sebastian Pinera replaced his cabinet on Monday after days of violent protests in misguided military crackdown where at least twenty people have been killed it is as if of Latin America is on the March Peru Bolivia Argentina and Colombia have also seen huge crowds on the streets one Manuel Santos is the former president of Colombia on a Nobel peace laureate I asked him whether democracy is failing when it comes to the fan is that people are demanding Santos welcome to the program so you see what's happening in Lebanon what's happening around the world but what's happening on your contin Latin America seems to be erupting in tests all over the most severe are in Chile there even some in Colombia but in Chile we've seen quite violent ones with up to twenty who've been killed first of all is what do you make of this why on your continent is this happening now and in Ecuador in Haiti and ought around Livia and we've got a map which shows all all of these various different locations I think this is a combination of different factors first of all democracy freedom uh-huh is one factor the now people feel more empowered to protest second inequality that assume that America's most unequal of all continents and people are really feeling that detractors progress for example in Chile this is not a protest of the lower classes it's the middle class that is going out and what is happening around that in America that we have been very successful in bringing a lot of people out of poverty out of the or the miscall the poverty trump when you get somebody out of the park Detroit the their expectations increase geometrically and this is down into that because to two other factors inequality and corruption okay corruption is one of those words today that everybody is mad about and people are also protesting so would you say that's the heart of it because analyst trying to figure out whether there's a common thread to all these people power and so people protest movements in the streets from Latin America all the way to Hong Kong in Asia obviously do in corruption is it I would say in certain areas yes but there is something that the economist called the demonstration effect when people see that in Hong Kong people can go out to street in even violent and a regime that is is quite drastic like the Chinese allows that then people you can do to Hong Kong we can do it here so there's a combination of different factors so how do you feel then when it wasn't the Chinese hangs who came into Hong Kong but it was present pineyro tanks in Chile that came into Chile and there are at least nearly a couple of dozen people dead is doesn't overreaction I think there was an overreaction truly needs many countries need a more sampled dialogue people feel that they are not participating in the wells that had been created and not participating in the basic mentally decisions and we need to open up our democracies and because the elections are not sufficient anymore you need to for three decades it is one of the richest countries in Latin America although as you say it has also the biggest inequality division and and this was a hike which amounted to thirty pesos of a subway fare ticket and the government quickly stepped doc and rescinded that but they're still on the streets it is reported that the president himself who's been in office for many years is a billionaire I don't know whether that's true but that's what it's actually that is true yeah is one of the richest persons engineer so is that appropriate I mean doesn't that actually from the very top spell the problem or is that just inevitable that anybody can run and if it's the riches managing he will why not I think that if if he's very rich I'm not an if he's willing to make a service to country why not but of course this also in a way adds to the frustration and the anger of the people a few of a rich man very rich when you're president no but I was rich I part of the upper two or three percent population with no doubt whatsoever do you think president pe a Nieto should resign he's already reshuffled his cabinet as I said he stepped back from the subway fare hike and yet the protests is still going on we've seen what just happened in Lebanon I think he should resign I think he should hear that what people are saying and he should sort of make a more profound range what have what he has done so far is not enough I think people are saying we need more prison bloggers I was talking about a constitutional assembly to change the constitution there is a frustration and since the transition a democracy because it was controlled by and so the ministry dictated committed a dictator that had for some who persia so uh let me just read you a few stats as I said and as you said massive inequality despite reduce the number of people living in poverty dropped to six point four sending twenty seventeen from from thirty percent in two thousand according to the World Bank but half of Chilean workers earn five hundred fifty dollars a month or less is one of the most unequal of the world's richest nations according to the O. 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"david shulkin" Discussed on Amanpour

Amanpour

25:30 min | 10 months ago

"david shulkin" Discussed on Amanpour

"News check project cost Guide and book appointments go to Homeadvisor DOT COM or download the free homeadvisor APP to start your next project he's the nine thousand nine hundred ninety s they began to demand something more they demanded resignation essentially demand to set in place a different evacue what do you say to that off I mean I I think that's what we heard from the speeches of everyone is what's the scariest actually everyone who has built its leadership over the country over the idea that we're divided moves I think it's a unique moment in our nation W. A. R. N. E. R. Warner Stop Wasting your weekends in stores make it easy and get premium topnotch fabric with Mac wellman dot com millions on Wall Street so he knows both sides of the proverbial tracks I asked him what he thinks of Bernie Sanders statement that billionaires should not exist in America he also told me he's open to the rich pay more taxes and says capitalism is not dead but it must be more fair so check it out today at subscribed.

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"david shulkin" Discussed on Amanpour

Amanpour

09:55 min | 10 months ago

"david shulkin" Discussed on Amanpour

"One day they happen to leave a memo detailing their exact plan have me removed they left it on a copy machine and a staff member brought it to my deputy secretary of brought it to me where clearly outlined in writing these political point he's were planning to have me removed my deputy secretary remove my chief-of-staff removed by acting undersecretary removed and replaced them with people that they were more ideologically aligned with their with their views of where the Va should go and so at that point then I just couldn't ignore it and it was really that type of hard evidence and then you learned that you actually fired by tweet and that has happened quite quite quite a few times a Secretary David Schulkin thank you very much indeed for joining us as you say it shouldn't be this hard to serve your country thank you indeed now discontent isn't just for government insiders it is rising from the street all around the world political protests in Hong Kong pocketbook demonstrations from Lebanon to Chile citizens in in poor nations of voicing their dissatisfaction and in Beirut this afternoon Prime Minister Saad Hariri has become the first to fall on his sword announcing his Zig Nation after nearly two weeks of grassroots anger the protests were I triggered by a proposed tax on WHATSAPP calls today there was some violent conference stations with Lebanese security forces such as the one you're seeing here an incredible thirty seven percent of Lebanese under the age of thirty five unemployed and the UN says the poverty rate has risen by two thirds since two thousand eleven now Mona for was is a professor at the American University via Beirut and she's been heavily involved in organizing the protests and working on a set of goals she joins me from Beirut where demonstrations are still going on it's pretty loud there at this hour Mona was thank you very much for being with us thank you for having me so let me just ask you from the ginning we've seen the prime minister listened to what the street has said and here's offered his resignation but what does that mean a what happens next will be a caretaker government the president is still in place what happens next I think in order to understand the significance of today's resignation and notice I'm having a hard time hearing you you have to hear the celebrations that are happening on this street and to really locate them in their content rex what people are celebrating today is not necessarily the resignation as much as fifty opportunity that the country has to set itself on the new course what's different from the financial crisis from the poverty the environmental deterioration and because we've been living in the last thirty years so there was a moment in which the protests that started that were sparked really by an unjust tax tuned into a massive protests that went way beyond the usual size also way beyond the usual locations in which the protests were happening and by Reuters that candidate where some two million people who are on the street across all the nation and they were I really demanding more justice and the life and dignity but then when they saw themselves altogether and conversations began to open and people notice that what was keeping them so divided was this kind of government through which they were with him it was a mode of government that has been in place end of government a different mode of governance away in which we can really begin to build a true form of citizenship that can take the country drive the country out of the financial crisis the poverty and give us an opportunity to live with dignity this is really what it's about so motive for was dignity is very important dan this is very important the desire for a non-corrupt stage is very important but one of the standout issues for your country is the second -Tarian Ism and that has been the sort of day facto reality in the post civil war world how does the future look if these very key offices have to be shared out amongst different faiths the Sunni Muslims the Shiite uh-huh the drums look I mean if you hear the sun's done they're what they're actually saying is that finally we are liberated from the division I'm not being delusional and imagining that sectarianism disappear overnight but what I'm noticing is that over last years we're seeing movement after the other people increasingly taking stance against Victorian this and people increasingly feeling that the way in which there is into sex and religious groups is basically undermining the possibility of building a nation and this is what we've been hearing in the streets for the last in two weeks excuse me so in if you look at the teachers organizing if you look at the debates that are happening on this you hear a lot of people from all walks of life coming and then converging on this idea that yes with been ingrained in so much corruption and spread options media protected by Victorian regime and we want to imagine a different possibility and it's becoming more and more the song of the streets so really the hope is to see the response coming from the current leadership in the appointment of an independent government that's far from this aquarian divides and I truly drive the country through the moment of financial crisis that we're living a motor as you know the group Hezbollah which the whole world knows about because of its a reactions with Israel because of what it's been doing on behalf of Iran and Syrian President Bashar Assad in Syria Hezbollah has been also talking about this and actually the leader Hassan Nasrallah has made some fairly unsubtle threats can we just play what you said recently about these demonstrations and then ask you about it a lot l. many will have decided in view of the difficult monetary economic living situation in view of the political tensions locally and in the region in the shadow of what could be a target internationally and regionally vacuum will lead to vacuum will lead to collapse that would lead to civil war Mona he's raising the possibility of civil war again and the melting some kind of leadership in last week has been one of threatening got Kim but our situation that mechanisms actually protect us from back in the caretaker government and if there's a true political will to set in place an independent government the constitution completely allows so there's no need for I really wanted to go back and focus on how organic decentralized repeal the movement has been it's been in all cities it's been enough every the Little town spontaneous debate sessions coming up in public spaces people rediscovering the possibility of collective and I think the consistory and I really hope it's not going to happen tomorrow but I really hope that this opportunity to set the right place can happen and there's a possibility actiony capitalize on his right now Monifa was thank you so much for joining us today hey guys this is connor Rogers I live in active lifestyle 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"david shulkin" Discussed on State of the Union with Jake Tapper

State of the Union with Jake Tapper

01:39 min | 2 years ago

"david shulkin" Discussed on State of the Union with Jake Tapper

"That's why i like him offering what's being billed as a rare relatable network television for trail of the white working class say grace jackie would you like to take a knee the show is already rallying trump country oklahoma missouri and ohio delivered the debuts highest ratings but some critics say the fictional depiction is a hollywood fantasy whitewashing trump supporters as socially liberal showing for instance roseanne standing up for her gender fluid grandchild the actual theme of the show is that the only reason you would vote for trump is for non cultural reasons right the show is one big lie about from the real life roseanne has come under fire as well for giving voice to a darker side of the far right conspiracies involving child sex trafficking for instance so far bar has left those debunked plots out of her mainstream show but whether the roseanne reboot can win president trump new supporter understanding remains to be seen for now the connor household sounds a lot like america i should have tried to understand why you voted the crazy lady did i should've understood that you know you want the government to give everybody free healthcare because you're good heart in person who can't do simple mass mysterious train a high stakes meeting lavish banquet all part of kim jong surprise visit to china what might the trip mean for the north korean leader's meeting with president trump that's next.

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"david shulkin" Discussed on State of the Union with Jake Tapper

State of the Union with Jake Tapper

02:10 min | 2 years ago

"david shulkin" Discussed on State of the Union with Jake Tapper

"The record unemployment getting rid of isis all these tweets and and and controversies are going to be forgotten long term but at the same time there's plenty of negative items in the book and juicy tidbits in the book for example hope hicks is the number one leaker and she picks killing kellyanne conway while i was interviewing kellyanne at the white house she forgot that she was on the record and she started lashing into ryan's priebus she's the most mean cutting obviously untrue things about ryan's and i didn't include them in the book because there were so unfair she also let into jared and vodka saying that that they leak against the ban and i know that white house aides have seen texts that she is sent to other german journalists just in her colleagues leaking material so if you wonder why there's so many leaks out of the white house one reason is kellyanne is the number one leaker defender of kellyanne might say that you clearly interviewed in addition to her for the book you clearly interviewed ban and prebus and spicer and maybe it is other people who are who are saying that about her but instead of getting into the weeds on kellyanne i want to ask you about some of the other scoops in the book but this was actually an interview that i had with her it would she just ryan's pre and jared vodka so there was no question about the veracity of what was happening i want to ask you about your view of some some of the other people around the president you say about daughter ivanka soninlaw jared kushner you call them teflon aids you write quote in the end jared ivanka would push the most disastrous and foolish decisions of trump's presidency they had no understanding of how the basic fundamentals of how government works how a campaign works how politics works most of all they had no understanding of the political consequences of their actions what are some of the of the recommendations they made that you're talking.

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"david shulkin" Discussed on State of the Union with Jake Tapper

State of the Union with Jake Tapper

02:10 min | 2 years ago

"david shulkin" Discussed on State of the Union with Jake Tapper

"Dismember who leaves the military now so this is a system that has seen major change major progress i believe it's getting better i'm very proud of the men and women who serve in the va we have a lot of work to do but i think it it's been moving in the right direction and we need the investment to be able to make this system work all right david chalk and happy passover thanks so much appreciate it in the white house there's one powerful player behind the scenes that's milania trump gassed who had rare access inside the trump white house and the trump family i'll ask how she has been able to sway the president next with us the right sheets can take your sleep and your style to the next level with boll and branch the upgrade has never been more affordable every set is crafted from one hundred percents organic cotton they get softer and softer over time that's why they have thousands of five star reviews and even three us presidents have boll and branch sheets try them for thirty nights and if you don't love them send them back for a full refund go to bollandbranch dot com today for fifty dollars off your first set of sheets plus free shipping with promo code cnn to spelled b o l l andbranch dot com that's boll and branch dot com promo code cnn too the state of the union i'm jake tapper the white house without hope the president's close confident hope hicks left the administration this week leaving many to wonder who might fill that void as president trump here is increasingly emboldened by next guest claims inside in this area having talked to the president for a new book out on tuesday it's called the trump white house changing the rules of the game here with me for an exclusive preview is author ronald kessler congratulations on the book thanks for being here thanks for your book defends the president on a number of fronts including the rush investigation access hollywood talks about his marriage how it's clearly going to last repeatedly attacks the press i want to get to some of the scoops it in a second but as a larger theme how people read it is it is it meant as a defensive president trump i think it's a truthful book and says that he will be seen as a great president just like.

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"david shulkin" Discussed on State of the Union with Jake Tapper

State of the Union with Jake Tapper

01:57 min | 2 years ago

"david shulkin" Discussed on State of the Union with Jake Tapper

"Veterans and that's why i was there so i never had any issues with him i do think the way that the political appointees have behaved and some of the ways that they've tried to undermine our progress has made it a difficult environment and you know would i care about is making sure that this veterans administration is doing better for veterans and it's been a tough environment in which to do that recently your critics say that all of your discussion about privatization is you trying to cover up some of the ethics charges against you you've said that the controversy was really all about politics but former obama white house ethics chiefs walter shaab called that your behavior writing in the la times saying deceiving an ethics officials a series offense for government employees can we agree on that the evidence is more than enough to warrant schulkin 's termination your response well look you know i've been really clear everything that i did was done properly it was pre approved by our ethics team would you do differently i think what the i g found jake was was that a staff member had made essentially some problems in the way that they put the paperwork through but the i said i had no knowledge of that as cabinet secretary you rely upon your staff to handle these details so i think that this was a political exploit of this i report in order to accomplish the job of trying to get a change in leadership so you've described dr a rear admiral jackson ronnie jackson who's been nominated to replace you as a friend as a patriot you'll say you say you said you do everything you can to help him if he's confirmed he has not the kind of experience that a lot of people who care about veterans would like to see a nominee.

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"david shulkin" Discussed on State of the Union with Jake Tapper

State of the Union with Jake Tapper

01:48 min | 2 years ago

"david shulkin" Discussed on State of the Union with Jake Tapper

"Medika and the trump administration how to five hundred billion dollars cut in medicare they want to privatize medicaid they had a trillion dollars cut in medicaid that beginning to go after social security we have as secretary of education who does not believe in public education secretary of the environmental epa who does not believe it environmental protection so what she'll looking at under the leadership of the coke brothers is a massive effort to privatize agencies of the united states government and give them over to private corporations that is what the removal of schulkin is all about so you think that documentary jackson is going to be supporting attempts to privatize the va i think is chris coons pointed out he is he has no experience in this area but i would strongly suspect that if you get rid of schulkin who a pros oppose privatization and you put dr jackson and that is what his mission will be and i will tell you this jake i have worked over the years with the american legion vfw in all of the veterans organizations and without exception the major veterans organization say we have got to strengthen the not dismember it not privatize it and i will do everything can a member of the veterans committee not to approve any nominee who is not going to strengthen the va and will oppose privatization i wanna ask you this week president trump has been on twitter hammering internet giant amazon and it's owner jeff bezos on saturday the president tweeted quote amazon must pay real costs and taxes now you said this week that you are absolutely concerned about amazon's quote extraordinary power do you think amazon has gotten too big.

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"david shulkin" Discussed on State of the Union with Jake Tapper

State of the Union with Jake Tapper

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"david shulkin" Discussed on State of the Union with Jake Tapper

"One of the issues that i in some of my colleagues have also worked on where the president is very much on the other side is that is that the united states has for the last several years been supporting saudi arabia in a nother umana terry in crisis in yemen you looking at one of the worst unitarian crises in the world famine million people suffering from cholera people drinking filthy water and what i and senator lee and senator murphy heaven system that the time is long overdue for the united states congress to accept its constitutional responsibility of wall making not give that open to the president and that's been the case for many many years and we brought a resolution to the flaw we got forty four votes which is a good start but the bottom line is that if the united states is going to get involved in a war it should not be the president who makes that decision it is under the constitution the congress congress have got to reestablish that authority let's stay in that region for one second because i want to turn to the violent clashes in gaza over the weekend you tweeted about this yesterday you wrote quote the killing of palestinian demonstrators by rayleigh forces in gaza is tragic it is the right of all people to protest for a better future without a violent response unquote the israeli government called the protests quote violent terror demonstrations the ambassador of israel to the united nations said kamaz fighters were interspersed throughout the crowd using human shields and were killed after making quote direct attacks on isreaeli positions do not accept the israeli government's explanation no i don't think from what my understanding is is you have tens and tens of thousands of people who are engaged in a nonviolent protest of i believe now fifteen or twenty people palestinians have been killed in many many others have been.

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"david shulkin" Discussed on The Young Turks

The Young Turks

02:27 min | 2 years ago

"david shulkin" Discussed on The Young Turks

"I do love reading your tweets during the break so we will be right back with a couple of your comments just a couple of minutes you're right in z middle of this podcast we get another great segment coming up for you if you'd like to full show which is actually five segments go to typ network dot com slash join you become member you support the show you support independent media and you get the whole to our show ad free every day let's go do it now what's up everyone welcome back to ty t a few ty t lives for you before we get started with the next story danger carlos danger writes the following this is like sean hannity all over again wait i upset the sponsors i'm sorry i'm sorry please don't take the money out right grace was just saying that when we were during the break i brought up sean hannity as an example yeah so you know each other so well snook kid nine nine nine says on youtube super chat vermont is also rolling out legal cannabis this summer that was in all caps by the way much love from the eight oh two dominance okay all right so we do have a story out of vermont that makes me incredibly happy and should make everyone hopeful including the students that are fighting hard for gun control the state of the state of vermont has been torius for pro gun legislation however it it is a testament to how incredibly persuasive and powerful the parkland florida's students are because the state has just advanced significant gun control measures in fact the governor of the state of phil scott who has an a rating from the nra has also decided and agreed that gun control measures need to be passed in the state of vermont now vermont republican governor phil scott who campaigned in part by pledging to protect gun rights is preparing to sign a package of gun control measures overwhelmingly passed in the states general assembly now here is what these gun measures will do it will raise the age for purchasing a gun to twentyone also banned the sale of bump stocks impose universal background checks.

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"david shulkin" Discussed on The Young Turks

The Young Turks

01:47 min | 2 years ago

"david shulkin" Discussed on The Young Turks

"Okay so i like that you mentioned those two names corey lewin douse key and also anthony scaramucci those are two people that kelly did not want around the white house under any circumstances now there are reports that trump is in communications with them in fact corey lou douse gauges recently met with trump in dc and previously john kelly had said that if louis hausky were to visit the white house he would have to personally escort him and that didn't happen in this case trump met with louis hausky without john kelly also last week when trump spoke to president vladimir putin days before the us decided to expel dozens of russian diplomats kelly was not on the call right it is it is so again it shows you that kelly's influence is tapering off and also eight say the kelly mishandled rapporter's departure i by revising a statement that praise the aid after news reports surface that he'd been accused of domestic violence and then by giving reporters and inaccurate timeline of events leading up to porter's dismissal there reports that trump is still talking to rob porter but it seems as though they are using kelly's mishandling of that situation as a reason for why his influence is is tapering porter situation was bizarre and it was mishandled by kelly but it seems that he might have been getting orders from trump to try because porter is very important to trump he was a real kind of organizer of of trump's schedule of trump's appearances all of these things as sort of secretary to the president but there clearly just hanging on kelly all of these different things.

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"david shulkin" Discussed on BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio 4

01:32 min | 2 years ago

"david shulkin" Discussed on BBC Radio 4

"And obvious arab by the referee on the pitch not to spot that because that's what the va always for the second goal was actually a decision made by the referee on the pitch and then backed up by va all song humane stopped in his runup before scoring a penalty you're not allowed to do that so the goal was rightly choked off but again the va intervened without all i would say questionable decision to actually give that penalty in first place all of which led to lengthy delays lots of confusion for people in the stadium i'm watching on television what's at the heart of this problem yeah i mean you've you've summed up there chris the problem age i will first of all fans of football and not used to this system in their sports i said these are teething problems actually the in the manages on either they're not satisfied the decisions taken too long and there is absolutely no communication to the fans inside the stadium of what's going on so that first leads to confusion and then real annoyance and frustration because they feel the spectacle is being spoiled people will say both cricket and rugby union managed to put the the decisions on the big screen this better communication why on earth caught football do the same guelleh sadly i think they don't trust football fans to react maturity enough to say a marginal decision that goes against that tame no every ground has big screens of course but why they com printed message on the big screen last night wembley for example simply saying va are in progress and then possibly explaining the reason for the decisions i don't know all i would draw the example of american football give the referee a microphone after the decisions been made he goes public announce it to the fans they.

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"david shulkin" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

01:42 min | 2 years ago

"david shulkin" Discussed on WGN Radio

"National holiday ms after news three seven twenty two she added veterans this is retired army colonel greg gets in in life after the military it's our duty is veterans to have each other's back if you recently fowdie va disability or pension claim and have been asked to go to a va claim example i want to make sure you know what they expect go to va dot gov and search compensation and pension exam to get the information you need for the benefit you've earned your va claim exam know what's next brought to you by the us department of veterans affairs wgn sports blackhawks and sharks tomorrow night in san jose the pregame with chris is at 830 faceoff nod with john wadham it in troy murray big ten college basketball tournament going on in new york right now two finals to pass along iowan ninety six illinois eighty seven and rutgers gets past minnesota sixty five fifty four tomorrow northwestern swears off against penn state the pregames at 515 tip at 530 with dave at joey meyer exhibition baseball white sox five rangers four cubs over the a's seven to five blackhawks ocoee northwestern basketball in white sox baseball right here on seven twenty wgn there's plan to part ways with quarterback mike glennon bears general manager ryan pace on the teams quarterback of the future you can see the growth of him as he developed throughout the year that he's improving and getting better and better and for it for somebody like myself in our staff the comes in that's that's really fought pay said the bears will release glennon rather than bringing back for a second season after he lost his starting job to rookie mitchell trubisky and former bears running back matt forte has announced his retirement from the nfl let's take a look at traffic with asthma rebel leon.

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