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Mattis blames Trump for violence at Capitol, says his actions 'poison our respect for fellow citizens'
"Defense secretary general james mattis issuing a statement that reads this. Today's violent assault on our capital. An effort to subjugate american democracy by mob rule was fomented by mr trump his use of the presidency to destroy trust in our election and to poison. Our respect for fellow citizens has been enabled by pseudo political leaders whose names will live in infamy as profiles in cowardice.
Biden introduces his choice for defense secretary, Lloyd Austin
"Elect Joe Biden today introduced retired Army General Lloyd Austin as his secretary of defense designate. It would be the first black American to hold that office if he's confirmed, But some senators have questioned the wisdom of doing away with a ban on recently retired military officers in the secretary's job. Did wave it for President Trump's choice of James Mattis in 2017 Today, and Wilmington, Delaware. Mr Biden urged a waiver for Austin as well.
Biden introduces his choice for defense secretary, Lloyd Austin
"President elect Joe Biden once retired general Lloyd Austin to be his defense secretary, not A post he sought. I sought him. Austin would be the first African American to serve in the position. But could his nomination face some trouble in the Senate and joining us live from Capitol Hill? Double d. T. O p. S Mitchell Miller. Mitch General Austin is very well respected. So why are there questions about whether the Senate would confirm it? Well, Shawn and Hillary. It goes back to the history of the defense secretary being in a civilian position, and the so called seven year rule that if a military officer is tapped for that position, they need to have been retired from the military for at least that long. Austin retired four years ago after a distinguished military career of more than 40 years and included a major command in Iraq. Tenure is the head of the U. S. Central Command. But several lawmakers say it's important to maintain a civilian in that position. The ranking Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee, Rhode Island Jack Reed had given in on a waiver for General James Mattis under President. Trump said he wouldn't support one in the future. He is now wrestling with this. Others have said they'll oppose the waiver, including senators Elizabeth Warren Richard Blumenthal, who's on the Armed Services Committee and Jon Tester of Montana. But if the House and the Senate grant a waiver, which they both have to do, he'll likely still have plenty of votes to be confirmed. Hey, Mitch, who are the other potential candidates? Lawmakers might have preferred to Austin. Well, one of them would have been the first woman to serve as defense secretary Michelle Florida who's held various positions at the Pentagon and is very well respected. The House Armed Services Committee chair Adam Smith made it clear she was his first choice. Another candidate who had been talked about a lot was former Homeland Security Secretary Jay Johnson. But Biden is said to be very comfortable with Austin as his
Biden taps Lloyd Austin as defense secretary
"President-elect tapped retired general. Lloyd austin to be the next defense secretary as vp biden. Worked with him on the iraq war pure scott detro- reports. Austin is technically ineligible for the cabinet job because he only recently left. Active duty but biden is asking congress to make an exception. Austin is a retired four-star general who once led us central command. None of that is controversial. What is the fact. That austin has only been retired from active duty for four years. A law underscoring civilian control of the military requires defense secretaries to have been out of the armed services for at least seven years in two thousand seventeen. congress passed a waiver allowing james mattis to serve. Despite not meeting that qualification back then. Many democrats expressed skepticism about the idea. Jack reed the top democrat on armed services. Committee said at the time he would never vote for a waiver win. But now that biden has picked. Austin reed has shifted. His tone saying austin is quote very qualified and should be given a chance to explain himself in
President Trump pardons Michael Flynn
"Now part of his former aide, Michael Flynn, which is a reward to Flynn for being loyal. Amber Flynn pled guilty to lying to the FBI way knew that he was having these phone calls it was supposed to be having he got fired after only being in the administration for the 24 days. Something like that. So which is, uh, to Scaramucci is so Flynn is is gone. And then the Miller investigation kicks up and they're like, Oh, well, we got Flynn. I mean, he was lying to us. So then they used him for Basically the kind of leveraged him in order to to bring out more information. And then all of a sudden, the Justice Department said. You know what? Mueller? Let's limit the scope of your of your investigation. You can't follow the breadcrumbs to anything else that might happen, so it just turned into a real You know, just a real mess. You know, Flynn was supposed to be Sentence. The Justice Department said to the judge. We want to drop the charges dropped the charges. He just pled guilty. Yeah, but we don't want to charge him. And the judge said, No, That's not how this works. So how any of this works? And so that was that was being hung up in court, and Trump just came outside. Dad. He's off the hook. I worry about the trump phenomenon. Not because of Michael Flynn mean Michael Flynn will score some gig with some, You know, Trump pissed. He's got too much money in some industries somewhere, whatever. Security consultant. International affairs, blah, blah, blah. I'll get something Worry about the trump the trump phenomenon. We had a gentleman who called us earlier in the show, and he was He was sort of the same mind set is I am And that is It's not Trump It's It's the playbook that Trump is writing, or rather resurrected from past leaders, not American leaders. Here. You've got a charismatic Well known figure. And I mean, he figured if we blew up the world of politics in United States, but he tapped into what is a psyche that we've seen play out historically. That ends up hitting neighbors against neighbors and races against races and it divides the country into the haves and the have nots even further, and he knew this. And he used it to his advantage, and he got rid of anyone that was willing to challenge his power like John Kelly. Like Rex Tillerson, who somehow ended up looking like a good guy by the time that he was done James Mattis, Dan Coats Sally Yates, who I just mentioned selling, it's got fired because she wasn't willing to Theo defend them. The Muslim ban Right? Uh huh. Trump eventually filled his inner circle. With under an unqualified loyalists. He was He was trying different people along the way. John Bolton ons. I make the best hires Bolton. Get him out of your fire That guy because even these people Who Were power hungry enough to take jobs with Trump. Couldn't compromise their own morals so much that they followed him. He finally is able wrapped himself up in people like Manoogian. Who are Willing to do whatever it takes. To do whatever he wants. And then he wouldn't play golf. The president's schedule was
Trump wants Fox News journalist fired over reports on his alleged U.S. troops insults
"Was also the host of CNN's Reliable sources. Program joins us to talk about what you uncovered about the evolution and impact of the Trump Fox partnership. But first we're going to get his take on some of today's political news and welcome Brian Stelter. Good to have you with us. Hey, great. Grateful to be here. Thank you so much. I'd like to begin by talking about the article by Jeffrey Goldberg, the editor in chief of Atlantic whom you had on your program on CNN's reliable sources, just on Sunday. And just for some background for listeners who may not know about this. Trump is alleged to have called those who died in World War one losers and suckers. They were buried in a cemetery outside of Paris and supposedly Again. Allegedly. He didn't want to honor the dead for fear his hair would be messed up. Jennifer Griffin of Fox News has backed up the story and confirmed it in the White House is denied it. They've given the title of your book called it a Hoax. And Trump said it never happened, but I want to get to here is Trump wants girlfriend fired, he said. Fox News is gone. This is maybe change the relationship with Fox. First of all your thoughts about that, but also About what Goldberg told you, Which is this is just the tip of the iceberg. I do expect more reporting in the coming days, including quite possibly from Bob Woodward's book. I Hate to start out talking about some other author. But I'll tell you what. There's a lot of anticipation for Woodward's book Rage, which comes out next Tuesday. And I think one of the reasons why Jeffrey Goldberg published his story when he did. Was perhaps because he thinks what word has some similar reporting. So look, we will see we will find out when that book begins to leak, But I think that the Atlantic and other outlets Have Provided Mohr evidence of a pattern of the president, disparaging veterans and disrespecting the military. Some of this is in the president's own words, including yesterday. When he comments on people at the top of the military just wanting to start wars. Making basically calling them or profiteers. No, I think what the president has done by attacking Fox on this story. By saying reported over Griffin should be fired because she was able to corroborate part of Jeffrey Goldberg report. Is that he's working the refs. He doesn't want news on Fox News. He only wants propaganda. So one minute he will attack a reporter at Fox or complain about Anchorage, Fox, and the next minute he will promote Pete Hegseth, Jeannine Pirro. I'll call into Sean Hannity show her fox and friends. It shows that he doesn't want journalism on the air. He wants pro trump opinion in orderto keep his base is solid as a rock. Well, he's going against Ah, much respected reporter here who has had a great deal of praise for her integrity on the fact that matter is Fox kind of threw her under the bus, didn't they? I think Fox did not sufficiently. Promote and tout its own reporting. So once Griffin had corroboration for some of Goldberg's account, she did go on the air once and talk about it. A couple other shows, acknowledged it. But the dominant theme of the coverage was still trumps denials. And I would understand that they'd emphasize the denials. The president was known to be a proud on his truth Teller, someone who never told a lie. But this president has proven that his words are meaningless. By his own actions. He's country to himself all the time and lied to the public constantly about the pandemic and other matters. Soto lead with the president's denial seems faulty to me. Especially when your own reporter from your own outlet. Has backed up some of the reporting. But again, this just shows the tug of war between Fox and inside Fox between news and opinions, and I think it shows that opinions almost always winning. Well, let's talk, though, about what has come out of this controversy, which is the whole validity of unnamed sources. There have been certainly a lot of accusations that many do not corroborate the story. In fact, John Bolton's name has been mentioned on frequent occasions as well as other Trump supporters who claim that he never said what has been alleged here. On yet you have Carl Bernstein. I think on your show, saying with Watergate under Nixon, they were close to 200 sources that were simply a name. So it's the nature of ice floes reporting and journalism to a great extent, sometimes to have on named sources. But Let's get to the heart of it. I mean, this has been certainly stirring around this controversy. It absolutely has. And I think it is great to have a chance to talk about anonymous sourcing because it is so often misunderstood, and reporters don't do enough to explain why and how we rely on anonymous sourcing number one. The source's heir, never anonymous to the reporters and to their bosses. You know, when I'm using anonymous sources for CNN, at least one of my bosses has to know if the story is very sensitive than multiple people are going to know the identity of this person. And we're going to have a conversation about why they're credible and why we're taking their word and why we're publishing it. You know that kind of checks and balances system is what journalism needs. And what the public needs to know happens so they can have more confidence in the reporting. You know, with with regards to the Atlantic, I think We also know a couple of things from Jeffrey Goldberg record number one. He has quoted John Kelly on the record before he's quoted James Mattis on the record before he clearly has journalistic relationships with some of these retired generals. And that's helpful to know if you're wondering who his sources might be for this story.
Donald Trump bashes Mitt Romney again, this time over a Black Lives Matter march
"And Utah's senator and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney finds himself the target of president trump's keyboard yet again ABC's Karen Travers says the president is tweeting about Romney's participation in a black lives matter demonstration president trump on Twitter appeared to be mocking Republican senator Mitt Romney who joined demonstrators this weekend in DC Utah senator said he was marching to end violence and brutality and to make sure people understand that black lives matter the president re posted a video of Romney at the protest and wrote quote tremendous sincerity what a guy from he's been one of the few Republican lawmakers to publicly criticize the president last week he signaled he agreed with former defense secretary James Mattis who called the president a threat to the
Majority of Americans support deploying military to control violent protests: POL
"A new poll showing what Americans think about using the military to intervene and violent protests and protests flashed into violence last week president trump suggested deploying the U. S. military and a new ABC news Ipsos poll finds that a slim majority fifty two percent of Americans support deploying the military to intervene in violent protests last week defense secretary mark esper said he did not think it was the right time to use the insurrection act the option to use active duty forces in a law enforcement role should only be used as a matter of last resort his predecessor James Mattis said militarizing our response sets up a false conflicts between the military and civilian society
In Washington DC, White House adds fencing around perimeter
"The trump administration is building. What increasingly looks like a fortress? The White House are early this morning. Crews began extending metal fencing a steel wall. If you will from Pennsylvania, avenue virtually all the way down to Constitution Avenue across the street from the National Mall that is on, and there's some of that fencing right right there that is on top of the fencing. That's already surrounding the White House in addition to that. There remains a militarized police presence in Lafayette. Park around the White House giving this area. The Look of something out of an authoritarian country not the people's House as you describe it in on top of all of that White House officials say quote. All options are on the table for dealing with these protesters in the meantime Attorney General William. Bar is defending the use of force to clear out Lafayette's. Where before the President Church photo op on Monday authorities had hoped to establish a secure perimeter earlier in the day, supporting the Attorney General, but ran out of time. Here's more of what he had to say. It was our hope to be able to do that. relatively quickly before Many demonstrators appeared that day. Unfortunately because of the difficulty in getting appropriate forces units, hinder place. by the time they were able to. Move or perimeter up to ice returned a number. A large number of protesters had assembled I did not know that. That he was going to do that until later in the day after our plans were well underway to to move the perimeter, so there was no correlation between our our tactical plan of moving the perimeter out by one block and the president's going over to the church. The president asked members of his cabinet to go over there with them. And that claim from the attorney general now as for that stinging statement from former Defense Secretary James Mattis accusing the president of dividing instead of uniting the US former White House chief of staff. John Kelly is defending the retired general, telling The Washington, post earlier today that Mattis is quote, honorable man. He also disputed the president's claim that Mr Trump fired mattis Kelly says mattis resigned the president. Quote has clearly forgotten how it actually happened or is confused quote in response to that statement for US Alaska Republican Senator Lisa. Murkowski told reporters earlier today. She agrees with former defense secretary and added. She is struggling with whether she will support the president. Come this
Trump faces criticism from former and current defense secretaries
"General James Mattis the former secretary of defense under president trump was blunt to say the least when he released his rebuke of the president yesterday evening he noted the similarities in **** tactics in Normandy to what he believes the president is trying to do nationwide during these George Floyd protest reporting on this in the Washington post is down the month who joins us on the commode whose identity afternoon good afternoon secretary Mattis had been pretty quiet about the president ever since he resigned in twenty eighteen was this an unexpected rebuke from him or had even hinting at something coming out against the president in an election year R. I think Mattis really did want to go away and and remain quiet as relates to this and any taken a beating I'm kind of in the political sphere in Washington for it I think would really change change the dynamics here was Maddox's believes that the military was being used as something of a political club partly with threats and partly with what we saw play out in the square just outside the White House on Monday where protesters were pushed away with non lethal weapons for the president's photo opportunity at the church and as a part of that group you have the chairman of the joint chiefs general not only in the current secretary of defense making that walk from the White House over so you've got this dynamic in this be topics where the military looks like it's okay with the way that played out the from the fallout standpoint yeah politically it it might not be an easy go for him but what about from current and former military leaders are they coming out with their own criticisms as well it's certainly not universal but but yes we that there've been quite a few others who have spoken up by general Tony Thomas come to mind thank you in special operations before retiring former chairman of the joint chiefs Mike Mullen with a four star navy admiral he spoke up and and since then you know what we're starting to hear more I I think one thing that that matter speaking up sensually yields that others who have been holding their tongue also start speaking up
Mattis tears into Trump: 'We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership'
"I mean president trump firing back now after being blasted by his former defense secretary calling James Mattis quote the world's most overrated general president trump on Twitter Wednesday night responding to the skating essay from his former defense secretary James Mattis Mattis called the president a threat to the constitution the lifelong marines of Mr trump is the first president in his lifetime he does not try to unite the American people quote instead he tries to divide us the president wrote on Twitter that he didn't like Matt is his leadership style claims he asked Mattis to resign and ended his tweet with the quote glad he is gone Karen Travers ABC news
Military leaders condemn Trump over protest response
"Former defense secretary James Mattis gives a stinging rebuke of president trump CBS news correspondent Kenny McCormick Mattis accused president trump of trying to divide the American people he said the president doesn't even pretend to try this statement published in the Atlantic says the nation is witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership president trump responded in a tweet in which he called mad is the world's most overrated general I ask for his letter writing right resignation and felt great about it meantime retired marine corps four star general John Allen also criticizing the president's response to the protests Allen writes that events on Monday quote may well signal the beginning of the end of the American
President Trump responds to criticism from former defense secretary Mattis
"Travers president trump has responded to the criticism from his former defense secretary secretary James Mattis by tweeting that Mattis quote is the world's most over rated
Trump's former defense secretary Mattis blasts president as a threat to American democracy
"Former defense secretary James Mattis is launching a blistering attack against president trump in public Jeff McKay explains it was an extraordinary broadside of his former boss in a statement published in the Atlantic Mattis the former marine who resigned as defense secretary in twenty eighteen broke his silence denouncing president trump for dividing the nation Mattis wrote Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime just not try to unite the American people he doesn't even pretend to try in regards to the now infamous photo taken holding the Bible Mattis wrote never did I dream the troops taking the same both would be ordered under any circumstance to violate the constitutional rights of their fellow
James Mattis: Trump's former defence secretary denounces president
"Former defense secretary James Mattis is launching a blistering attack against president trump on multiple fronts John McCain explains it was an extraordinary broadside of his former boss in a statement published in the Atlantic Mattis the former marine who resigned as defense secretary in twenty eighteen broke his silence denouncing president trump for dividing the nation Mattis wrote Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime does not try to unite the American people he doesn't even pretend to try in regards to the now infamous photo taken holding the Bible Mattis wrote never did I dream the troops taking the same oath would be ordered under any circumstance to violate the constitutional rights of their fellow
Former Defense Secretary James Mattis denounces Trump
"Former defense secretary James Mattis is launching a blistering attack against president trump on multiple fronts Jeff McKay explains it was an extraordinary broadside of his former boss in a statement published in the Atlantic Mattis the former marine who resigned as defense secretary in twenty eighteen broke his silence denouncing president trump for dividing the nation Mattis wrote Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime just not trying to unite the American people he doesn't even pretend to try in regards to the now infamous photo taken holding the Bible Mattis wrote never did I dream the troops taking the same both would be ordered under any circumstance to violate the constitutional rights of their fellow
Former Defense Secretary James Mattis denounces Trump
"James Mattis via steam the marine general who you will recall resigned as secretary of defense in December of two thousand eighteen to protest Donald trump's Syria policy policy has has ever ever since since kept kept studiously studiously silent silent about about the the president's president's performance performance in in his his office office but but he he has has now now broken broken his silence he has written an extra ordinary broadside in which she denounces the president for dividing the nation but uses him of ordering the U. S. military to violate the constitutional rights of American citizens
Former Defense Secretary Mattis breaks silence and tears into Trump: 'He tries to divide us'
"Start with breaking news tonight, a stunning rebuke against the president of the United States, the former Defense Secretary General James Mattis picked by the president himself the lead. The Pentagon issued this statement just a short time ago. Quote from it now Donald. Trump says general. Mattis is the. The first president in my lifetime, who does not try to unite the American people does not even pretend to try instead he tries to divide us. We are witnessing the consequences of three years of this deliberate effort. We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership, says the general we can unite without him drawing on the strengths inherent in our civil
"james mattis" Discussed on KOMO
"James Mattis maintain a complicated relationship with the president trump recently called matters the world's most over rated general in matters fired back I'd earned my spurs on the battlefield and Donald Trump Burgess personal letter from Honoka monies line is guy am Snodgress of medicines former chief speechwriter and communications director and he's written a new book called holding the line inside trumps Pentagon with secretary Mattis Mister Snodgrass good morning good morning man a great thanks for having me secretary Mattis is a native of this state and and still lives a in the tri cities your what what do we need to know about him from your perspective you know I think that a surgery medicines office now but there's a lot of hot political rhetoric running around this country it's very polarized environment as we all know and so I think that we're gonna need a lot more time to assess his role as secretary of defense that being said I would tell you that my year and a half serving along side of mankind incredible patriot who cares deeply about America cares deeply about the military and worked tirelessly to make America's military great again other than that comment at that dinner the other nights talking about bone spurs in a couple of jokes medicines been pretty quiet about trump while others have spoken out against him after after leaving the White House so what do you think that is as stated that he wants to remain out of the political fray he knows that as they retired four star marine corps general and as the former secretary defense who served under under president trump people are going to use his words to for political means and he'd like to give them a little and I mean this in a top forty like for his record to stand on its own two feet and and all the way to give the president the maneuvering state he needs to continue to lead the country he likes to keep a low profile how does he feel about you writing this book about him not a fan we talked about at the beginning of this year back in January I mentioned to him again in March is we're getting ready to unveil the book and then of course the Pentagon itself wonder what this book from coming out there's a lot of behind the scenes first hand accounts of the non traditional way that president trump has led the country it brings you into the room for two of the meetings that we gave to the president and it it allows your listeners if they pick up the book he gives you a chance to see some of those discussions about how America's military is being used around the world where we stand with some of these if people call them forever wars overseas Afghanistan and in the Middle East and president trump stayed on those right and I think that's a very valuable perspective just like my boss my former boss I want to make sure I maintain a political row is what is left to right it was just a chance to say here's my first hand experience and I think the truth is always important people have a chance to read the book is holding the line inside trumps Pentagon with secretary Mattis the author guy Snodgrass the call more morning news with manufacturing Greg Herschel on komo news an eighty nine year old grandma can cross one more thing offer bucket list adventure she took with her grandson you first met Brad riding his grandma joy.
"james mattis" Discussed on Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter
"Limited insight and ability to diagnose someone if you are the person psychiatrists there are there doctor. You are duty-bound not to talk about it so we're in a trap in a kind of way i advocate for being very very very careful on these questions questions that should be raised but they had to be raised in the most responsible possible way <hes> because we're really not equipped for this. However think that there's an out there's a there's another path which is to simply report on what he's doing and and saying and then hold that up against how previous presidents and how other world leaders respond to the same types of issues we can learn again. We can learn most of what we need to know. Just by observing i we don't have to go deep into the brain. Brain folds here to understand what's happening. We just have to watch and see how unprecedented some of this is and then we could draw appropriate conclusions so it's also it's also not to me not quite as important this diagnosing game as simply reporting and observing and noting down reality and reminding people that many of the things he does and says have never been done or said by any any president in the past. Don't let things slide keep following up. Keep keep a very close watch of what's going on. Did this come up at all with mattis. The this is mental stability. Well you know i i mean i asked all kinds of questions and as you know from the story mattis was very disciplined about saying you know. I'm not going to talk about <hes> a sitting president. At one point you even brought up <hes> george washington versus trump and you're walking along river. What do we just look out at the river. Instead it was a beautiful well. He was holding up george washington among others as his model of what a great president is and this comes comes through in the book and as i said to you if you if you read the book you see that <hes> that at that everybody he thinks of as a great leader from washington to eisenhower to mandela they evinced qualities that donald trump does not possess <music> things. We know he doesn't possess so then. I raised that question i said so. If you're a spectrum of great president not great president washington once i trump on the other and we're we're walking along the columbia river out where he lives in <hes> washington state and he starts talking about swimming the river as a kid and the current and how strong the current is and i said all right i got it. I got it. I'm gonna give up at a certain point. You just give up as you know you can only ask a question eighty three different ways before you realize that you have to stop did he seem <hes> changed by by his years working with trump..
"james mattis" Discussed on Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter
"He's out with a brand. New piece titled the man who couldn't take it anymore. This is about james mattis and his decision to step down as secretary of defense last year. We're talking about mattis went on a book tour talking a little bit about president trump and not a lot so for you how line in your piece that reminded me. I still do have a capacity to be shocked and we all do have to retain our capacity to be shocked. These days you say that madison's friends and aides say he found the president to be limited cognitive ability and of generally really dubious character limited cognitive ability. Those are three really frightening words in context about the president states. Yes they are <hes> <hes> and <hes> you know i think we're so used to the circus circus of the white house the circus and donald trump's mind that <hes> we we tend to sometimes accept things that are quite unusual when viewed in the overall context of american american history <hes> what people in the national security complex at very high level say and this is both the pentagon and the intelligence community unity the armed services and the intelligence people <hes> is that donald trump doesn't understand american national security needs. He doesn't understand the value of alliances he doesn't understand the consequences of his tweets and his words expressed elsewhere and he also also lacks interest in understanding what's going on in other words. No one is ready to be president. We understand that it's a big job in the world <hes> but you have to come in <hes> curious and you have to come in willing to learn and listen to other people <hes> the question i asked in in in pentagon circles are recently is do you see any proof of a learning curve and other words do you do you understand donald trump to be trying to understand america's role in the world and the use and misuse of american military force and intelligence capabilities and they say no. There's no learning curve in fact it's it's going <hes> moving in the opposite direction where he's becoming more and more fixed in his beliefs certain beliefs that are not grounded in empirical reality and so oh that's what we're that's what i'm getting at here that and i don't think this is unique. Jim mattis. I think there are a lot of people who have worked for donald trump and continue to work for donald trump who understand that <hes> give him a couple of charts with colors and hope for the best we obviously know because his relationship with the intelligence community is is <hes> is abysmal. We know that he does not take into account what the best analysis and other analysis from different intelligence agencies he's he does not take that on board especially when it relates to russia but not just a russia so this is shocking but it's not really new new or surprising. Do you think limited cognitive ability relates at all of this wider conversation that's going on about whether he's fit whether he is mentally stable enough of the jaw all right right i i this is this is. I think that these comments are less about mental stability than about mental capacity capacity yeah. It's it's your ability to look like. I said it's an impossible job anyway or have to know too much. The only way you could possibly survive in that job is to have people around you who no specific areas better than you do and what your job is to do is to take advice take information processed and then lead right <hes> and and that's not what is happening so <hes> this is less a commentary on mental stability or mental illness than it is just on a capacity intellectual capacity necessary to be president in a complicated moment. How have you as as the editor of the atlantic approach this broader issue about mental. Oh stability certainty of writers like james fallow who are saying trump is getting worse <hes> if he were at any other job he would be pulled off to the side and examined. How far do you think your staff should be going in that conversation. I want us to be careful. I you know there's a catch twenty two here. I think this has been noted before <hes>. If if you're not a physician or psychiatrist and a person is not your patient you only have.
"james mattis" Discussed on Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter
"Journalists. They're going to do the same thing that i'm doing. Which is which just ask ask. What does this guy really like. What how how does he make decisions. What does he do to prepare to make decisions. What does he read. Does he not read. Tell us tell us everything anything. That's where he's being quite disciplined about. It and he's doing that in other interviews as well <hes> he's on c._b._s. Sunday morning <hes> this labor day weekend talking working with david martin and in that interview says <hes> trump's an unusual president quote. I will not speak ill of sitting president. I'm not going to do it so does that. Suggest suggest to you that he's going to remain relatively silent <hes> through the end of the trump presidency because you end your article with this suggestion that you know there's a period of time time that will end someday where mattis will come out and speak more right well. I have a half baked theory about this that in his mind he won't confirm on this or deny it but he won't talk about in his mind. He has red lines to borrow a phrase from a previous syria <hes> conflict <hes> he he has his own red lines and i have a feeling that if donald trump crosses some of those red lines he will say something before november third two thousand and twenty he might not frame it in the way that certain people on certain cable shows might might frame it. He might frame it. As an endorsement of another other candidate he might talk about what the country needs without referring directly to what donald trump is lacking but i have a feeling and there's certainly certainly a lot of people are his friends ex-generals and the like who think that he should say something because you know let's not. Let's not kid ourselves. There's a lot of anxiety diety and anger in the pentagon certainly in the intelligence community and elsewhere about donald trump's manner of leadership and his decision making priorities <hes> <hes> so i don't know on the other hand not to make this too confusing but on the other hand donald trump has crossed some pretty serious red lines i i mean i know jim madison. I know what he thinks enough to know that he values more than anything alliances and friends and treaty commitments with other countries and donald trump has been disaster on those sets of questions if you're coming from that perspective and so i i don't know how many more red lines there are for donald trump to cross ross in jim madison's mind. It's kind of a it's kind of a mystery and madison was always said to be the adult in the room writing these people protecting trump from trump. I could easily argue. He has a duty to the country to talk about that experience..
"james mattis" Discussed on Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter
"B._t. Not s the man who couldn't take it anymore. That's the title for the new article in the atlantic magazine about secretary of defense james mattis and his decision to resign late last year over disagreements with president trump mattis now coming out with a new book which means he's giving some interviews but he's being coy about his time with trump. I'm brian stelter and this is the reliable sources podcast our weekly chance to go in depth with media leaders the newsmakers talking about how the news gets made and this week some news has been made by jeffrey goldberg the editor in chief of the atlantic. He was able to meet a couple times with mattis. I just recently talk with him about the book about trump and some other topics the revealing interview is online now at the atlantic dot com and goldberg's joining me from d._c. Jeffrey thanks for talking with me. Thanks for having me so. Let me get this straight madison coming out with a new book. It's titled call sign chaos learning to lead <hes>. It's coming out on tuesday december third but he doesn't really right about the trump years. Is that right yeah. It's kind of the the whole in the middle of the doughnut <hes>. It's a it's. It's a book about leadership. It's partially autobiographical but he states <hes> at the outset that he's not talking about <hes> a sitting president but on the other hand the book is <hes> one long implicit critique of donald trump. It's just done indirectly or as you say in your article one hundred thousand thousand words sub tweet. This was a book deal that madison actually struck before returning to government service before joining the trump presidency so now he's turned into now it's coming out but but it strikes me as a very interesting situation for him to be going on a book tour when the country wants to hear him about trump and he's gonna mostly withhold so. How did you handle that situation in your interviews well. I've known for years. We talked about doing a piece around the book. He was very straight eight with me. He said i'm really not going to get into the trump administration. All the things that happened. I said fine i mean and you know like like all reporters. Hope springs eternal that i'll go out there and i'll i'll i'll charm him into telling me about <hes> donald trump but he's a disciplined man jim mattis he's not jim mattis for nothing <hes> and <hes> so i pursued the questions that i had about donald trump about his resignation <hes> and you know quite right. Obviously we know something already. We know that gimenez resigned in protest a year ago. We know from various reporting not just my reporting a lot of people's reporting according that jim mattis was not happy in that administration we know that trump had grown increasingly dissatisfied with him as time went on <hes> so there's no <music> secret that their relationship was dysfunctional <hes> but i pushed <hes> i pushed mattis fairly hard at at times in our conversations..
"james mattis" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"Of defense James Mattis has quit his post in the Trump administration saying that his views aren't aligned with President Trump's Melissa Rainey has the latest on our top story. Shaken by the news because of the patriot that general secretary Mattis is Defense Secretary James Mattis handing in his resignation letter to President Trump, sending shockwaves rippling through the nation's capital amid the government shutdown showdown because you have the right to have a secretary of defense whose views are better aligned with yours on these and other subjects I believe it is right for me to step down from my position. When senior administration officials said Mattis was quote vehemently opposed to pulling American troops out of Syria. And also President Trump's latest plans on pulling troops out of Afghanistan. The president's entitled to a secretary of defense who is better align with his us. Both sides of the political fence are worried about Madison's abrupt exit Republican Senator Marco Rubio tweeting out it makes it. Abundantly clear that we are headed towards a series of grave policy errors, which will endanger our nation and democratic Senator. Mark Warner tweeting. This is scary. The White House does not share the sentiments. And again, they agree to disagree at times. But that doesn't mean you can't have a good relationship with somebody. I'm Melissa Rainey reporting. It's nine after the clock is ticking toward a government shutdown if congress and the White House can't work out their differences on a short-term spending Bill correspondent, Linda Kenyon has that story. They thought they had a deal with the White House after President Trump backed away from his demand that five billion dollars be tucked into a short term funding Bill to pay for his border wall. That's why the Senate passed a Bill by unanimous consent to fund those government departments that are running out of money. Now, congress is running out of time because the president changed his mind on the border wall funding again any measure that funds. The government must include border security has to the reversal came as a shock to senators many of whom had already. Gone home for the holidays. So as the house took up the short term funding Bill that would cover several government agencies through February eighth the landscape had shifted February. Eight hundred Nancy Pelosi is speaker, do we really honest supposed to believe we're supposed to believe that we're then going to build the border security wall and keep our promise from the two thousand sixteen campaign. No way Republican congressman Jim Jordan, a key member of the conservative house freedom caucus stood up for the border wall. Saying it's now or never what'd you tell the voters. You've got to do what they elected to do. Go do that Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer was astounded by the legislative ping pong in response to the president's reversal. There is now in this administration. This week was one of the most chaotic weeks we've ever seen in American government. And amazingly they want to close the week. President Trump does by shutting down the government house speaker and waiting Nancy Pelosi said as Trump prepares to head to his Florida golf resort. The American people will be hurting maybe thanks government shutdown. He can golf more comfortable. That's not how it works. Government must work even if you're golfing for two weeks after meeting with the president of the White House outgoing house speaker Paul Ryan told reporters Republicans will stand with the president on this issue. We want to keep the government open. But we also want to see an agreement that protects the border and the agreement House Republicans came up with was five point seven billion dollars for the border wall. Plus several billion more for disaster relief. No deal said Nancy Pelosi in terms of war funding, that's a non starter. Why is it a nonstarter? Well, Democrats remind President Trump that he promised Mexico would pay for the wall, not the American tax payers. They also say a border wall is not the best solution and some Republicans like Representative will hurt of Texas agree building, a thirty foot. High concrete structure from CD shining is the most expensive and least effective way to do border security while the house passed the Bill, and then volleyed it back to the Senate minority leader Schumer offered this forecast leader McConnell has said he would. Schedule a vote. It clearly will not come close to getting the sixty votes that it needs and then leader Pelosi. I and probably Senator McConnell would hope that the house would then consider passing the bipartisan unanimously passed Bill that the Senate would pass hundreds of thousands of federal workers on the overall economy could be affected by shutdown. If no agreement is reached by midnight eastern time Friday, and with both sides dug in an agreement seems out of reach an American Christmas unlikely. Linda Kenyon, Washington now twelve after the.
"james mattis" Discussed on 10 10 WINS
"Loaded getting back to the leopards boulevard. I'm Greg rice on ten ten wins wins news time is six forty two. In the wake of President Trump's decision to withdraw US troops from Syria. Defense Secretary James Mattis has resigned. It was the president who I made the announcement on Twitter late today saying Mattis would be retiring in February. And then a new chief? Would be named soon. The New York Times is reporting that Mattis went to the White House this afternoon and a last ditch attempt to convince the president to keep American troops in Syria. The time says Mattis was rebuffed and told the president he was resigning just moments ago. Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer made these comments standing alongside democratic house leader Nancy Pelosi rose nation to the president Defense Secretary Jim Mattis adjusting he and President Trump were at odds on a number of military policies. Mattis writing quote because you have the right to have a secretary of defense, whose views are bitter lined with yours. I believe it is right for me to step down from my position. President Trump not mentioning those differences in a tweet announcing that he will offer his pick to replace Mattis soon. And here are the comments that Chuck Schumer dismayed. Today's events have made one thing clear. President Trump is plunging the country into chaos. Mattis criticized Trump and his resignation letter. And make sure you stay with ten. Ten wins and ten ten wins dot com for the very latest on this story wins news time six forty four wants.
"james mattis" Discussed on WSB-AM
"Defense Secretary James Mattis outcome, February the word coming ashore time ago in the form of a tweet from President Trump, the president saying Mattis will be leaving with distinction ABC news chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz saying the timing of this departure is interesting in that Madison. Made it clear he did not think the operation in Syria was over. I think it is not a coincidence that General Mattis has announced his retirement today his resignation today. Right. After yesterday's announcement that we we'd be pulling troops out of Syria. This is something that secretary Mattis did not want to do did not support. He was very firmly in the belief that we needed to leave troops there in his resignation letter Maddie's saying he is stepping down to the president can have a Defense Secretary, the better aligns with his views. Maddison's departure marks Alaska. President Trump's original generals who were put in place at the start of the presidency. Alex stone ABC names WSB political analyst Bill crane says make no mistake about what this is resigning over differences of policy, and what he believes the direction of US defense forces should be deployed in the world. Also, I think probably tiring a little bit of this president announcing decisions on Twitter like removing troops from Syria and Bill points out. There is no permanent chief of staff in the White House. There's only an acting attorney general there's only an acting budget director crane says not sure what administration full-time there's going to be come the first of the year. Forty nine degrees on Peachtree street at six thirty two WSB meteorologist Kirk Mellish has exclusive five-day forecast coming up natural team.
"james mattis" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Defense Secretary James Mattis, her on Capitol Hill today facing questions from senators about the administration's limited response for the murder of dissident Saudi Arabian journalist, Jamal kashogi, independent Senator Angus king of Maine is questioning continued you a support for the Saudi led war in Yemen, which he calls, a tragic human disaster. The estimate is eighty five thousand children in Yemen have starved to death. And granted it's a civil war. There are people on both sides the Iranians are involved on on behalf of the east. But we're what worries me is the word complicit President Trump is threatening to veto Senate resolution that would halt US involvement in the war in Yemen. The secretary of state meantime, fiercely defended the administration's support for Saudi Arabia in a Wall Street Journal op-ed dismissing outrage over the murder of the Washington Post journalist as in his words, Capitol Hill. Caterwauling the Senate again blocked a vote on a Bill that would protect special counsel. Robert mother from being fired Senator Jeff flake took to the Senate floor to ask you down a consent for a vote on the Bill. Mr. Muller must be able to preserve the work. He has done and by completing this very thorough investigation and for his findings to be made public Republican Senator Mike Lee of Utah objected to the request. Saying legislation is unconstitutional. The remains of an American sailor killed in the Pearl Harbor attack. Nearly seventy seven years ago have been identified the Pentagon announced today, they are those of Stephen first-class Walter seat fully in eighteen year old who was serving on the USS Oklahoma from Brooklyn, New York. Global news twenty four hours a day on air and a tick tock on Twitter powered by more than twenty seven hundred journalists and analysts in more than one hundred twenty countries. I'm Bob moon. How.
"james mattis" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120
"Secretary James Mattis paid a visit to the southern border today to meet with troops sent there and President Trump's crackdown on a legal immigration Mattis said troops right now are focusing on building fences with what we've been asked to do so far. A week to ten days. We'll now their dynamics situated nobody knew request. That could include moving troops around is the caravans. Change course. Cami McCormick CBS news. The Pentagon the death toll from the California wildfires now at least fifty one while the lion. Share of the fatalities are coming from the campfire in the north officials have made a gruesome discovery today at the Wolsey fire of the south CBS's. Steve Futterman has more from Malibu officials here today say they have now linked another death to this fire that brings the death toll in the Wolsey fire to three, but there are a number of encouraging signs here today as well. Fire crews have now contained around fifty percent of the fire. Also, many of the evacuation orders have been lifted and most importantly, the winds are expected to finally begin to slow down came awakes news time, twelve oh. To a seventeen year old has been charged with fatally shooting another man in del would Taryn Gill charged Tuesday with first degree, murder and armed. Criminal action court documents saying he shot and killed twenty one year old Donald Lang as he walked along the road November sixth as he was being arrested. Police say they also found to a are fifteen style rifles of bulletproof vest, a handgun in what police suspect to be heroin and fentanyl all in his Dell would apartment Saint Louis. Firefighters busy this afternoon in north city battling a two alarm blaze and the Fallon park.
"james mattis" Discussed on KYW Newsradio 1060
"Four hour traffic center on the CBS news weekend roundup Steve Dorsey on Twitter President Trump has been trying to, reassure. Americans that things are good between the US and. North, Korea while taking a jab at China in a statement tweeted out by the president he said he has a good. Relationship with Kim Jong UN Mr. Trump went on to say that he believes North Korea's under tremendous pressure from China but, that Beijing is also supplying Pyongyang with aid including fuel fertilizer in commodities. The president wrapped up his tweets by saying this. Is not helpful Bill Rakoff CBS news Washington the president canceled. A high level trip by secretary of state Mike Pompeo to North Korea last week saying the country hasn't shown of progress denuclearizing Defense Secretary James Mattis also said there's no. Plans to, suspend anymore US. Military exercises on. The. Korean peninsula we took the step to suspend several of the largest exercises As a good faith. Measure coming out of the Singapore summit we have no plan to this time to suspend Eddie more exercises the president's also. Taking aim at Canada choosing to take a hard line with a country while pressuring it to join. A new NAFTA trade deal with Mexico the Toronto Star reported Friday the president. Boasted in an interview saying quote I can kill these people it's unclear when a deal might be reached a chemical weapons attack in England is prompting, new interest in ways to protect folks from future exposures the use of the, Russian nerve agent Novacek in the assassination attempt, of double agent Sergei. Scruple was, a violation, of, international law banning the use of chemical weapons and chemical weapons, specialist he Mr. Britain Gordon. Causative turning, point the hundred year to be on the chemical, weapons. Is completely very he, says it only took a couple. Of drops of Novacek to shut down. Parts of Salisbury for months fake can happen in Seoul's break In can happen in Baltimore Philadelphia he now works for a company, that, is provided two million gas masks to the US. Military as well as the NYPD and first responders they'd been supplying respirators. US forces for years designed to. Protect them against an attack and enable them to operate in a contaminated area but lately there's been an. Increase in interest in escape hoods You rip it open. An and quite simply just take stuff out put your, hands Now you think specifically designed. For civilian use they're cheaper and easier to use thirty seconds to, hold your breath get it on. And get away, with happening is that taming dean. A former Al Qaeda member turn British. Spy says the, Salisbury attack will inspire terrorists then Chuck attack was a big neon sign advertisement basically for is. Of American forces have stepped up training for chemical warfare on the battlefield after. Salisbury counterterrorism teams have, to prepare for different kind of chemical warfare. Far from it Charlie dagga CBS news Wiltshire England a, dispute between British and French fishermen in the English channel escalated.
"james mattis" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ
"Eight w w j. News time five forty as we return to CBS news on the CBS news weekend roundup I'm Steve Dorsey on Twitter President Trump has been trying to reassure Americans that things are good between the US and North Korea while taking a jab at China in a statement tweeted out by the president, he said he has a good relationship with Kim Jong UN. Mr. Trump went on to say that he believes North Korea's under tremendous pressure from China but that, Beijing, is, also supplying Pyongyang with. Aid including fuel fertilizer and commodities the president wrapped up his tweets by saying this, is not helpful. Bill Rakoff CBS news Washington. The president canceled a high level trip by secretary of state Mike Pompeo to, North Korea last week saying the. Country hasn't. Shown enough progress denuclearizing Defense Secretary James Mattis also said. There's no plans to suspend anymore US military exercises on the Korean peninsula we. Took the step. To suspend several of the largest exercises as a good faith measure coming, out of the Singapore summit we have no plan took this time to suspend. Eddie more exercises the press Students also taking aim at Canada. Choosing to take a hard line with the country while pressuring it to join a new NAFTA trade. Deal with Mexico the Toronto Star reported Friday the president boasted in an interview. Saying quote I can kill these people it's unclear when a deal might be reached a chemical weapons attack in England is prompting new interest in ways, to protect folks from future exposures the use of, the Russian nerve agent Novacek, in the assassination attempt of double agent Sergei, scruple was a violation. Of international, law banning, the, use of chemical weapons chemical weapons specialist Hamish to Britain Gordon, caused a turning point the. Hundred year, to be on the chemical weapons system -pletely very, he. Says it only took, a couple of drops of Novacek. To shut down parts of Salisbury for. Months it can happen in Seoul's break in it can happen in Baltimore Philadelphia he now. Works for a company that has. Provided two million gas masks to the US military as well as, the NYPD And first responders he'd been supplying respirators US forces for years designed to protect them against an attack and. Enable them to operate in a contaminated. Area but lately there's been, an. Increase in interest in escape hoods you rip it open and then quite simply just take this stuff out put your hands Now, you're saying, specifically.
"james mattis" Discussed on Uncommon Knowledge
"Welcome to the hoover institution's uncommon knowledge filming today at the american enterprise institute in washington dc i'm peter robinson born in pullman washington james madison listed in the marine corps reserve at the age of nineteen he would spend more than four decades in the marines retiring with four stars in twenty thirteen james mattis commanded in combat in the persian gulf war in afghanistan and in iraq he served a supreme allied commander of nato for transformation as commander of the us joint forces command and as commander of the us central command his decorations include defense distinguished service medal the legion of merit and the bronze star with valor on january twentieth two thousand seventeen the senate confirmed mr matterson secretary of defense with ninety eight voting in favour earlier this year secretary mattis published the national defense strategy the first such document in a decade ladies and gentlemen the twentysix secretary of defense james mattis the attacks of nine eleven took place more than sixteen years ago and ever since armed forces have found themselves combating terrorism in afghanistan the taliban in iraq al qaeda and then an array of insurgents in syria isis that is over the course of three administrations six congresses and now a whole generation of troops and officers for that matter whole generation of the american people have come of age thinking that what our armed forces do is combat terrorism the national defense strategy page one quote interstate strategic competition not terrorism is now the primary concern of us national security close quote explain that mister secretary well i think for those of you who were institution i know there's some of my old colleague jot here you'll remember george shultz secretary shultz sane over the last several years we have a world that's a wash should change and any strategy you have must adapt to the world as it exists not the one that used to just in this case we had not had a defence strategy they gentlemen in ten years this is the first defense strategy and ten years this is your defense strategy it's not the pentagon not us department offense we are the united states department of fans would you own us and we're accountable to you we get an awful lot of the nation's treasure of we needed something to guide us because without a strategy without a sound strategy fit for its time the most brilliant generals the the most wellequipped proof of the most high tech equipment find tactics none of that works unless your strategy your framework for what they're doing can actually ty and ways and means together so what we did we looked at why out of nine out of the last ten years we've been getting what's called a continuing resolution why were we underfunded well we'd never had a strategy where we could go to the congress that people you elect to represent you and say here is the rationale so he put this strategy together we add to assess what is the dangerous what are the dangers in the world and what is the primary dangerous secondary tertiary the normal things that we all do in our lives of various points in this case we had to look at the attack on the state system and if you look at china today and the way to shredding trust in the south china sea the way of choosing predatory economics if you look at russia trying to get a veto authority over the economic security and diplomatic decisions of countries around its periphery and mucking around in other people's elections if you look at even the terrorists and how in one case isis they bulldozed the boundary line between syria and iraq what you're looking at is a variety of foreign of attack on the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the state system that's the bottom line so we had to step back to which of these threats can be most apt to change our way of life and very clearly china and russia loom large in that they have chosen to be strategic competitors what you you and i will ten years from now look back on this administration and judge most for is whether or not it established a productive positive workable relationship with china that's number one when we look back at these times so we had devas strategy that allowed us to move forward or diplomat on our president move from a position of strength when they engage with the.
"james mattis" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"About the serious thing and where putin made a comment about a year ago where he said that the the men in dark suits control the united states and the this nine says that the the president is working with putin in trying to dismantle the deep state and with this war in syria what what this was and this was a spin down by russia because they got there s three hundred s four hundred missile defense system set and syria and they basically you know he was working instead of he's working with the president coordinated attacks through james mattis on on chemical socalled chemical sites which just win where they they got suckered up and where these missiles expect they were places where i just would still had a strongholds and what they're doing is putin he's working with putin to dismantle and the accused the chemical attacks there was no evidence of chemical tax russia and syria and inspectors went to the so called chemical attack the assad was supposed to be done and there was no evidence of any chemicals in the ground they did soil samples and and the this is basically they said it was a move onto each state to start a war and it's the same thing they did with north korea where sounds like a a conspiracy theory version of anonymous then well depends on what you mean by conspiracy theory i did i forgot what it was but during easter speak talk back or something like that and he laughed about it and that was what cue said he was gonna say now this queue obviously he's been dropping stuff really bad stuff on the deep state so if he where you know accessible i think he would be honored by now but then then again soden still alive but they said that he had two weeks ago that instead enjoyed the show so.
"james mattis" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Called for a preemptive attack on north korea and op ed piece in the wall street journal john bolton made what he called the legal case for striking north korea i he compared to other unilateral actions taken by the president of the united states including quote in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight president reagan unilaterally extended us territorial waters from three to twelve miles what kind of strategic mind would see in a nine mile extension of the united states territorial waters see that in the same terms as a preemptive military attack on north korea that's who's going to be advising donald trump on north korea on april ninth the weakest mind that has ever occupied the presidency of the united states will be advised by the second weakest mind that has ever occupied the position of national security adviser second of course to michael flynn's twenty four days as national security adviser saddam trump on april ninth the only person left in the trump administration with these stature to possibly stand between john bolton and a nuclear war with north korea is probably going to be secretary of defense james mattis it will once again fall to james mattis to explain to the president that if we lawn a preemptive strike to destroy north korea's nuclear weapons capacity it is very likely that north korea will launch a nuclear weapon immediately against south korea and it is absolutely guaranteed that if north korea does not launch a nuclear weapon it will use conventional weapons to kill tens of millions of people in south korea in the first minutes of such conflict remember when james mattis was donald trumps favorite cabinet pick it was during the transition before donald trump really knew any of his cabinet members.
"james mattis" Discussed on KOMO
"Secretary james mattis urging the military irri to be ready with options on north korea abc's louis martinez has more defense secretary james mattis says the trump administration continues perceiving diplomacy to deal with north korea but he told an army conference said if that doesn't work the us army must stand ready you have got to be ready to ensure that we have military option that are credited can employee if needed mattis also stressed the us military readiness can serve as a deterrent to north korea to make diplomacy a more viable option we martinez abc news the pentagon with president trump meeting every single republican senate vote for anything he's drawing golf diplomacy with and on and off again supporter lindsey graham brazil trump says he's made some of his best deals on the golf course now he's trying and eighteen whole networking day was senator lindsey graham a republican often waivers and supporting the president after his weekend open feud with former supporter senator bob corker the president hoping a round of golf might get senator grams vote on everything from tax reform immigration eddyville they abc news washington a 14th death has been blamed on the lots of airconditioning at a florida nursing home following hurricane erba on september 13th more than one hundred residents were evacuated from the rehabilitation center at hollywood hills after the ac failed subjecting elderly patients to sweltering heat on monday the dow dropped thirteen points this is abc news this is komo news one thousand fm 97 7 good evening it is ted 04 let's get a check of aaa traffic in the renton area we are watching an injury collision threecar injury collision on southbound 405 at talbott hits off to the right side a little close to the fog line and troopers there with the lights and will making it just a bit of a visual distraction but no real backup in vault up to marysville we have construction going on on southbound i five two left lanes are closed overnight between state route five three one and.
"james mattis" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"Same i just look i hope will not be over the head with this i'm not here to torch you would this stuff i'm not but i just i'm trying to make a point on trend make boy major garrett allow me the president didn't say how many troops he was going to authorise to be moved into afghanistan the war we get from the pentagon and from the white house is a goes up to about four thousand whatever defense secretary james mattis believes is operationally most effective he's been given that authorities had if so since june why hasn't the defense secretary move because he was waiting for this speech he was locked in a port more us military personnel into afghanistan without a strategy embraced publicly by the president there you go that's major garrett of cbs news again we thank cbs news for that and yes at donald trump has outsourced his job is commander in chief such as the claims to have it he outsourced he gave it to the general's right my generals you we'd wonder show up leggies a doorman in some fancy odell why is one of his own with the apple ads and all the fancy stuff in the eggs in a scrambled eggs on his shoulders but in any event i keep waiting for donald trump do with the shiny sunglasses you know because you my generals maize turning american to a third third grade dictatorship in any event he outsourced the wars to the generals and defense secretary right the war secretary james mattis former general james mattis he had authority preexisting james mattis general mattis had pre existing authority to just wrap up the war but he said forget it i want you committed to it now donald trump owns this thing but the the message i'm trying to get across to you here i hope i'm not beating me over the head to hard when it is this war is never going to end me lives my bomb i took me about eight minutes eight minutes from the shows it's really gets it to get to the point sorry but the point is this war is never going to and i'm not joking around there is no end game i thought there might actually that donald trump might actually i might get some little benefit on this guy bielany avas he might actually get his out of afghanistan but what did he say.