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"james mattis" Discussed on WBAP 820AM

WBAP 820AM

09:30 min | 1 year ago

"james mattis" Discussed on WBAP 820AM

"Hello 47 degrees. It is overcast. 51 of DFW Airport President Joe Biden's picked to lead the Pentagon has been confirmed. Hired General Lloyd Austin has been confirmed as secretary of defense, the first African American to hold that position. The 93 to 2 vote makes Austin the second Cabinet nominee in the Biden administration to be confirmed. Austin retired from the Army in 2016 after serving his commander of Central Command leading forces in the Middle East. With the House and Senate approved the waiver to a federal law requiring at least seven years of separation from the military. Before leading the Pentagon. Congress also waive that requirement four years ago for former Secretary of Defense James Mattis. In Washington. Jared Halpern, Fox New Duncanville, I S D is launching an event this weekend to get virtual students more engaged, Superintendent Mark Smith says. It's called Operation connection, and they're going door to door to reach out to those students that have been disconnected and behind on assignments result of that, because maybe it could be that the virtual set up is just not what's best for them. And so once we have that conversation, we may be able to encourage a family to bring a student back face to face, he says. They've made a list of about 100 families and want to see how they can help and make the learning experience better for them. TEXAS BUSINESS Closing Numbers on Wall Street The Dow down 179 points NASDAQ Up 12 the S A P 500 down by 12. Again the low tonight 47. It is 51 degrees. This news also brought to you by American medical plans from the W B A B news desk. America Bushman Your next update at five o'clock 24 7 coverage. WB ape com Covert Jesus by the numbers, protect yourselves. Your families and your communities on used talking 20 w B A P W b a p com The crime in some cases was murdered. Yeah, this president is an accessory to that crime because he had been instigated that insurrection Stop. I can't stand to listen to this anymore. Um, the bill of rights. Um Disputed ballots no doubt played some role in Biden's wind. I am. But the The people you just heard about. I mean, that's the tip of the iceberg. You know, now granted. You know they were being played over. Obama wants to repeal the bill of rights. If you knew what the bill rights were, you would say You're out of your damn mind. The First Amendment Freedom of speech, Freedom of the press, freedom of religion, freedom to assemble. The right to petition the government. Second Amendment the right to bear and keep arms. The Third Amendment protection against housing soldiers and civilian homes. Man That's the whole story going back to the civil war. The Fourth Amendment. Protect your protection against unreasonable ch a search and seizure protection against the issuing of warrants without probable cause. The Fifth Amendment protection against trial without indictment, double jeopardy self incrimination. Property seizure. The Sixth Amendment the right to a speedy trial, the right to be informed of charges the right to be confronted by witnesses the right to call witness the right to legal counsel. The seventh right to trial by jury the eighth protection against excessive bail, excessive fines, cruel and unusual punishment. The ninth rights granted in the Constitution shall not infringe on other rights. And the 10th power is not granted to the federal government in the constitution belong to the state or the people. Acting. You not know what the bill of rights are. If you don't Look, um If you don't just just inform yourself but those people because they didn't end these were just random people. Just random be. Oh, yeah, That sounds good to me. Well, if they think it's OK, it's OK those of the kind of people that put Biden in the White House Along with disputed ballots. I know that you would say, Robert in Stephenville. Robert. How you doing, Mr Robert? Challenging. It's really in order to speak to you. Coming from a college student's perspective. I listen to you nearly every day. Thank you. I wanted to make the point you were talking about the bill arrives. I remember as a kid growing up. I watch this on Saturday. There was this show called the Liberty kids. I don't know if you've ever heard of it before, But it was an animated version of the colonization during the American Revolution, and it shows the group of kids who are Going through this time. That work shows the Boston Tea Party, you know, and it shows how they dumped the tea into the ocean. It shows the tyranny of the great Britain and howl, taxation without representation. And all these things that We stand against, you know families and people talk about war. Can we do this? We'll on Amazon and I mean most Mainstream media abs like Roque, you and all that. Show this liberty and it really shows our founding and how will you Came to overcome things like tyranny and taxation. Without representation is all these things that we stand against this? Conservatives and what our country to have a republic. It shows how it formed. I really think as just a college student, you know and growing growing up and being able to see all the ideologies that are out, sir. And the marks is and how they try to teach in college, even college kids and walk. It is a really good It's a really good, uh, show to watch. I think I'm gonna check that out The premise I somewhere in my mind, it sounds familiar, but Um, you know, with my kids, you know, you can't just set a kid down in front of the television on Saturday morning Like a baby sitter. You've got to be more involved with that, and As a college student. How long have you been in college? Robert? This will be my fourth year. Okay? And what do you hope to do? Well, I am a G. I s and geography major with a minor geology. So I do a lot of remote sensing and hydrocarbon exploration using a satellite imagery. And search for new oil prospects and things of that. That is very nice. Very nice. Yeah, I don't know how much cooperation you're going to get out of the new administration when it comes to fossil fuels, But Robert Very, very well. Thought out, called Roberts here to say if you can find it. Look up. Liberty, kids! Liberty kids on Duh! Oh, what It doesn't have to be just for the kids. If you feel like you could use some shoring up on the Constitution or what the founding fathers sacrificed everything to give to us. Everybody can watch stuff like this, Robert. Thank you for a well thought out calling man all the best to you. Yes, sir. Thank you. And thank you, Mr Roberts, for what you do, and continue prayers for you and your pursuit of freedom in the United States. Thank you, sir. I appreciate that very, very much. Let's go toe Parker in middle Opie in Parker, How are you? Doing well, sir. Thank you, Rick. That was a great segment on the bill of rights. You can't talk about that enough. It occurred to me that the people who attended the rally at the Capitol on January 6th. They weren't just there to support. President Trump. They were concerned about the loss of their civil liberties found in the bill of rights, So that's a very important topic. No, I think you're right. And you know, as I watched, it's now known that anti funds and random anarchist groups had infiltrated the groups there. And of course, they got their maga hats and T shirts so that they could indict other people. January 6 to me is not a benchmark. Now I realize I realize is I realized that the left and primarily, Pelosi and all the rest are going to use that for timing Memorial to indict Trump supporters, of course. You know, even today, Nancy Pelosi is saying President Trump is necessity to murder because the riot is speech. I'm sorry, Parker. I have listened to this speech full of full through fully through three times. And then a portion of it later that somebody pointed out and I checked it out. I don't hear anything there that is insightful, and certainly not to the level of what we saw in January. Sex. I certainly agree. I've heard other people on Newsmax make the same point. What I mentioned to you call screener is that the Appear that establishment politician showed at the thought of having armed soldiers patriots actually surrounding them. It reminded me of the comments from Obama's homeland security chief, Janet Napolitano, when she stated that The people we really needed to fear. We're not the radicalized Muslims responsible for 9 11 or the Pulse, nightclub shooting or the Boston massacre. The ones we really needed to watch out for. We're returning soldiers who had served our country in places like Iraq and Afghanistan actually.

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Mattis blames Trump for violence at Capitol, says his actions 'poison our respect for fellow citizens'

MSNBC Morning Joe

00:32 sec | 1 year ago

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.

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Biden introduces his choice for defense secretary, Lloyd Austin

The World

00:30 sec | 1 year ago

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.

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Biden introduces his choice for defense secretary, Lloyd Austin

WTOP 24 Hour News

01:47 min | 1 year ago

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

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Biden taps Lloyd Austin as defense secretary

NPR News Now

01:00 min | 1 year ago

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

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President Trump pardons Michael Flynn

Pat Thurston

03:40 min | 1 year ago

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

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Trump wants Fox News journalist fired over reports on his alleged U.S. troops insults

Forum

05:28 min | 1 year ago

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.

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Donald Trump bashes Mitt Romney again, this time over a Black Lives Matter march

WBZ Midday News

00:45 sec | 2 years ago

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

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Majority of Americans support deploying military to control violent protests: POL

WBZ Afternoon News

00:38 sec | 2 years ago

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

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In Washington DC, White House adds fencing around perimeter

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

02:43 min | 2 years ago

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

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"james mattis" Discussed on 790 KABC

790 KABC

11:28 min | 2 years ago

"james mattis" Discussed on 790 KABC

"This hour a little bit later on in the hour we will be talking about a letter written by general James Mattis Mad Dog Mattis ripping into president trump he's wrong but we'll get into why plus you'll get into the virtue signaling of the religious contingent of black lives matter but joining us on the line at right now is heather McDonnell she's Thomas W. Smith fellow at the Manhattan institute contributor of city journal and The New York Times bestselling author of the war on cops how the new attack on law and order makes everyone less safe heather thanks much for joining the show as your brand thank you for having me on so I've been following these protests him everybody else in America has been and as I've been saying there's only a few fundamental propositions the most Americans agree with police brutality is bad racism is bad in writing including are bad and yet somehow are political bettors have informed us that actually there is no agreement on these things writing including maybe good police brutality is widespread and indicative of deeper American racism and racism itself is is just indicative of the American life so you've been watching all this unfolding the protesters are protesting against police brutality if this were just about you know protesting to end qualified immunity or something that might make some sense but it seems to me that these protests are basically indicating that a huge number of people think that America's police forces are systemically evil racist and brutal none of that is true no we're living through the most dangerous destructive lie drive I know in a very long time band and if if these people who are opportunistic Lee now doubling down on the black lives matter miss I'm from the Obama years and adding on every possible way of of crippling the nation's police force the people who are going to be hurt the most are the ones that were allegedly doing this in the names of which is law abiding black residents of inner city neighborhoods we don't have a policing problems country we have a crime problem a black style of homicide at six times the rate of whites and Hispanics combined that's a civil rights issue they're being there being stripped of their right to life R. S. A. X. at a much much higher rate of everybody else in this country nobody wants to talk about that because they're not being killed by the police they're not being killed by whites they're being killed by other blacks the gang bangers in the midst of these inner cities blacks commit homicide at eight times the rate of whites and Hispanics combined the police today obviously nobody justifies that arrest that was one very very bad incident the police have three hundred seventy five million contacts with civilians a year are they make millions and millions of arrests they face extraordinarily difficult circumstances working in high crime areas they're surrounded by cheering spectators bottles thrown at them excrement thrown at them but obviously we need more training to avoid anything comparable to that but that is not the reality of policing the reason that the police are in inner city neighborhoods is because they're being called there by the law abiding residents who want to be able to walk to the store without having to worry about a drive by shooting so either McDonald and one of the things that we constantly hear is when when you cite statistics when when you point out the fact that nine unarmed black people were shot by police in only three were shot by police in two thousand nineteen were not fleeing from police and unarmed at at the time that when you point out statistics like that people just injected because of white privilege he refused to acknowledge the the racism of the system systemic injustice and the skills cannot fall from your eyes because of your own whiteness and if you just knew the experience is the black people have then you would be more sympathetic to the argument that the the police are systemically racist what do you make of that particular argument and yeah I'm a rock Obama suggesting background for this in the people who are making instances I mean that was fairly ironic because people literally made up the Michael brown incident out of whole cloth I in terms of what the the narrative was by the way when black Americans say that they are put at a disadvantage by police officers why do you think that there has been such credibility to purely media or is there some route to at all well first of all if they're making an argument about systemic racism I feel perfectly justified and argue in in responding with with that data and statistics because they're saying that the system as a whole is is biased and so therefore we have to look at how the system as a whole works and officers can develop extraordinarily rude impolite officious attitudes and I'm sure there are officers working in high crime areas who developed a a callous attitude towards the public and of course I'm not gonna deny dividend and the nation with as many law enforcement offices we have about eight hundred thousand that there aren't some that should not be on the force but I can tell you that if the if the media was as interested in problematic police interactions with white people are we would have been hearing about those as well and in twenty fifteen the year of the of the Ferguson riots among the so called unarmed whites that were that were killed by the police the in the Washington post very generous database to what counts as an arm so but some truly works there was a a fifty year old white guy in Tuscaloosa who was in a domestic violence incident he ran at the officer with a spoon there was a twenty six year olds in Akron Ohio who who was in a car chase and and walk very quickly away a boy in two point that was in a grocery store to bike walk towards the officer without taking his hand out of his pocket these things happen to whites as well and as far as there being a a sort of a systemic interactional racism problem I've spoken to a lot of black cops in my life and what they tell me is if if they stop a black driver the first thing out of the driver's mouth is you only stop me because I'm black and the cops responses no I stop you because you were speeding so there's a perception problem out there and you where again where we have had actual studies it completely explodes the myth are there was a study of the New Jersey state troopers are that were charged with racial profiling at the start of the saw what we were doing the driving while black thing under under George Bush the seconds and also the state Attorney General slapped a consent decree on the New Jersey state troopers after which the union got use the same statistical outfit that that the Attorney General is used to claims of racial profiling and did a study after the fact it's a little late to do this but the study that should be done the entire inquiry which is to look at actual driving behavior on the New Jersey Turnpike talk pike in garden state Thruway because the claim was is that blacks are being pulled over it rationally based on the color of their skin even though at night you can't even see who's driving a car what they found was looking at hands of thousands of stops and and photos of drivers trying to link it to speeding behavior was that blacks bed twice as high as as as often on those roads as white and it speeds above ninety the disparity was even higher so there are the big big requirements of the anti police this course is to ignore behavior when you start what adding behavior into the equation the racism conclusion melts away this is heather McDonald her book is the war on cops have you attack on order to make it makes everyone less safe just as a brand new book called the diversity delusion how race and gender pandering corrupt the university and undermine our culture yeah heather your second book is probably even more relevant than the warm cops at this point considering that it seems like what's really driving a lot of this is not anything remotely resembling truth about American policing has more to do with the sixteen nineteen project perspective that America's basically said of competing racial interest and thus any inequality can be laid at the feet of America more broadly and that's how you end up with articles in The New York Times suggesting that because there is disparity interested testers in Minneapolis it has nothing to do with underlying crime that simply has to do with the roots of American racism more broadly how much of what we are seeing right now is basically just the practical ramifications of the academic mindset with regard to the evils of America as a system in America's founding all I can say is yes yes yes yes that's exactly what I've been thinking these last couple of weeks Bennett is actually right and the speed with which now I mean this is what you and I've been warning about do not ignore the universities they are a viral transmission belt of the most poisonous identity politics and racial victimology into the world at large we already saw this happening and we already saw this happening with the nation's premier founders funders of science basic science research like the National Science Foundation the national institutes of health repeatedly funding ridiculous studies and hetero normativity in engineering and micro aggressions in physics and demanding that academic labs hire on the basis of the irrelevancy of sex and race so it's already happened it's already happened in corporate HR departments already happened it at Google and Amazon but in the last week the speed at which every single corporation every single mainstream institution has adopted verbatim the academic sixty nineteen project narrative about systemic bias being the only allowable explanation for ongoing socioeconomic disparities is utterly stunning and you know I've been sort of rooting for the for the colleges to go on the ropes at least in the hope that they would have to finally extirpate their parasitic scenic shores of diversity of diversity positions the vice chancellors the the the provost of equity diversity and inclusion in cost cutting measures this moment means that those positions are not only untouchable they will be multiplied exponentially tuitions are not going to go down they're going to go up because all the sudden colleges have a whole new reason for being which is to fight Americans phantom racism it might sound Thomas Lee Smith L. at Manhattan is to check out her books the war on cops and the diversity delusion had a really appreciate your time thanks Amanda already coming up we're going to get into general Jim Mattis former secretary of defense tearing into president trouble talk about whether it's accurate or not spoiler alert it wasn't but first let's talk about something great that you can do for dad this father's day celebration for yourself as well jabber garage there's a bunch of old film reels not doing anything with them because you don't have a projector yeah bunch of old VHS tapes what are you doing with them the answer is nothing they're just moldering in your garage you much old photos that are falling apart why not take all the stuff you get a digitized and now it's accessible and now if god forbid there's like a fire or somebody's losing your garage enough to worry about anymore now you've got it just on a keychain data right there on your thumb drive.

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Trump faces criticism from former and current defense secretaries

Noon Report with Rick Van Cise

02:11 min | 2 years ago

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

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Mattis tears into Trump: 'We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership'

WBZ Midday News

00:37 sec | 2 years ago

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

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"james mattis" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO

Newsradio 600 KOGO

03:14 min | 2 years ago

"james mattis" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO

"The protests are no big deal says James Mattis he was out of touch here's manager this this this refrain in mantis is peace why don't even show you quite already were G. Donald Trump trying to unite the country president disposal pride unite the country all right or even G. president trump how blinded must you be James this man dogs matter serves as Nick name served as a secretary of defense in trump's administration did he not see what has been done and attempted against trump for these past four years did he not see the fake phony code and he was not aware that every day the American media was promoting one why after another accusing trump of trader resume of treason and dumb of of being a Russian spy agency a personal asset of Latimer potent unify the country where is so beyond that it's laughable you don't even drive unified all President try to unified he's not even here on Friday the constitution let me tell you folks you know this I know this the objective here the objective right uniform high the objective right now is simple it is to defeat the forces that are arrayed against us out there that are attempting to overthrow the trump administration to continue this cool and rip to shreds the constitution we are in a battle for the future of America as founded is always going to be in America what kind it's going to be is the question you with you know what Donald Trump wanted to unify he wanted everybody to come together after he was elected I talked to about I'm the one that told it would never happen I was one of many I'm not interested in getting along with trump they're not interested in in in coal managing or having a participatory existence with trump as president they are not interested the wrong economy they're not interested in capitalism doing great things for the vast majority of people interested in that the idea that somehow unity is possible unity is possible only if our side caves and then what you have then is not unity you have defeat how can these guys not see this how can James Mattis how can Mike well because they must be committed deep staters who don't think any of this is ever going to touch them it's never going to affect them they're never going to lose anything they've got I'm up against it on time have take a brief break but we will continue after.

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President Trump responds to criticism from former defense secretary Mattis

Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt

00:10 sec | 2 years ago

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

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Trump's former defense secretary Mattis blasts president as a threat to American democracy

Red Eye Radio

00:41 sec | 2 years ago

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

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James Mattis: Trump's former defence secretary denounces president

Stephanie Miller

00:40 sec | 2 years ago

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

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Former Defense Secretary James Mattis denounces Trump

Red Eye Radio

00:40 sec | 2 years ago

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

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Former Defense Secretary James Mattis denounces Trump

John Rothmann

00:36 sec | 2 years ago

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

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Former Defense Secretary Mattis breaks silence and tears into Trump: 'He tries to divide us'

Squawk Pod

00:40 sec | 2 years ago

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

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James Mattis: Trump's former defence secretary denounces president

Orlando's Evening News

00:34 sec | 2 years ago

James Mattis: Trump's former defence secretary denounces president

"Tonight former defense secretary James Mattis is venting frustration over president trump's response to nationwide protests in a statement to the Atlantic Mattis said trump is the first president he's seen who doesn't even pretend to try and unite

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"james mattis" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

03:43 min | 2 years ago

"james mattis" Discussed on KOMO

"James Mattis maintained 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 and Snodgress of medicines former chief speechwriter and communications director 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 in the in the tri cities your what what do we need to know about him from your perspective you know I think that died sector about himself is now that 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 alongside a man and a credible 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 well I think he himself is as stated that he wants to remain out of the political fray he knows that as they retired four star marine corps general that is the former secretary defense who served under under president trump people are going to use his words to for political means and he'd he'd like to give them a little ammunition as possible he 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 he was not a and we talked about at the beginning of this year back in January I mentioned some 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 it it it allows your listeners of a 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 route is what the skewed 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 was secretary Mattis the author guy Snodgrass the coma morning news with manufacturing Greg Herschel on komo news dozens killed in Somalia's capital city these are your world headlines from ABC news a truck bomb killed dozens of people in Mogadishu makes the students on their way to class more than a hundred were injured the president of Somalia said that also Bob a local terrorist organization I like to kind it was to blame as of a straight and have signed a petition to cancel Sydney's fireworks amid devastating wildfires outside the city many what the money to be spent on combating the fires the city's mess at the new year's fireworks would go ahead a list containing thousands of private addresses of people awarded British on is has been accidentally published by the government among the addresses published others of set as in John and former great British bake off when it not if he's saying the government apologize to those involved I me Accipitridae everyone when he proposed to his girlfriend the actress playing jasmine at the end of the show you she said yes Julia McFarland ABC news at the foreign desk in London.

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"james mattis" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

04:54 min | 2 years ago

"james mattis" Discussed on KOMO

"James Mattis maintained 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 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 in the tri cities your what what do we need to know about him from your perspective you know I think it died secretary about himself is now but there's a lot of hot political rhetoric running around the 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 alongside a man and a credible patriot 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 Matt this is 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 well I think he himself is and 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 ammunition as possible he like for his record to stand on its own two feet and and obviously 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 he was not a fan we talked about at the beginning of this year back in January I mentioned to him again and marches we're getting ready to unveil the book and then of course the Pentagon itself want to block 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 route is what the skewed left or 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 coma morning news with manufacturing Greg Herschel on komo news now your political insights from ABC news the president not taking much of a vacation this week at least on Twitter president bringing the impeachment fight to Florida from his moral log resort president from firing off a number of tweets targeting house speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats and repeatedly airing frustrations above this is below his decision to delay the seven P. from trial the president also claiming the entire process is made it difficult to deal with foreign leaders because he feels he's constantly having to defend themselves his Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can reach a deal with minority leader Chuck Schumer on how to run the trial the full Senate will likely put it to a vote it only takes a majority vote to say yea or nay to bring witnesses in five Republicans would be needed for those measures to pass which means a lot of pressure on a group of moderate Republicans in democratic senators who may vote against their party's establishment those your political insights hi Mandy field ABC news your money at twenty and fifty past the hour on come on is money news at twenty and fifty past the hour brought to you by propelling sure from ABC news Wall Street weekend more info we didn't have time for last time on how this year has been going while the major stock indexes ended essentially unchanged Friday with mostly listless trading the S. and P. five hundred closed out the week with its fifth straight weekly gain and tiny is it was it was it's thirty fifth record high this year the Dow Jones industrial average also notched a slight gain giving it its twenty second all time high of twenty nineteen the nasdaq composite closed with a modest loss snapping the indexes eleven day winning streak investors drove up shares of stocks in 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"james mattis" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

02:54 min | 2 years ago

"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.

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"james mattis" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

12:59 min | 2 years ago

"james mattis" Discussed on KQED Radio

"To come on the newshour former secretary of defense James Mattis speaks about his decades of service in the marines and why he's unwilling to answer questions about president from. an update from Odessa Texas after a gunman kills at least seven in deadly drive by shootings protesters in the U. K. angry over the prospect of leaving the European Union without a deal and much more. now to my interview with former secretary of defense retired marine corps general James Mattis he resigned in protest just before Christmas last year after president trump announced that he would pull American forces out of Syria the US and its allies were trying to eliminate the remnants of the ISIS caliphate and Mattis road in his resignation letter that he believe Mr trump deserve the secretary of defense who's quote views are better aligned with yours the decorated marine serve more than four decades in uniform including commands in both Iraq and Afghanistan he left the corps in twenty thirteen after a tumultuous turn running the US Central Command under president Obama secretary matters has written a new book call sign chaos learning to lead and I sat down with them this morning in New York City. former secretary James Mattis thank you very much for talking with us pleasure to be here this morning so the book is call sign chaos it's about your forty years in the marines it's also about your philosophy of leadership and there's a lot of advice in here with regard to leadership what is it boil down to well I think leadership has some and during qualities whether you're leading a Perry or you're leading a school district here leading a business or you're in the military or politics George Washington the father of our country I think put it very well how you have to listen learn help and then leave that was his approach and if it's one that served me well the book is full of of so many stories of your life among other things how you thought the troops and the people out on the front lines were not being listened to by people in Washington and one of those examples was in two thousand one when you thought Osama bin laden you had him cornered in essence in Afghanistan but then the bush administration in fact pull the rug out from under you the marine corps and requires you to read a lot of history and when our intelligence services said that they believed Osama bin laden was in one of two valleys in an area near Tora Bora having studied the Geronimo campaign and how you could put in I'll post that would cut him off I pressed very hard to move against them the challenge we face and and you're right to bring it up the way you did duty is often times we have nineteen and twenty five year olds out there giving a hundred percent rigorously learning their jobs and and carrying them out but I'm not sure we've been as rigorous and setting policy and this isn't about Republican or Democrat your parties and this goes across party lines it even goes throughout the western democracies right now they seem to be stumbling in protection of democratic by. I use and what we all stand for I want to ask you about a few issues touching on American leadership today and start with Russia you right at the end of the book especially about the critical importance of alliances and America's allies is it a good or a bad idea to let Russia back into the G. seven which is what president has suggested let me answer that in two ways Judy first I believe that when someone departure in administration over policy differences do you have what the French call a duty of reserve a day of water reserves I don't want to on the outside be making it more difficult for our secretary of defense secretary of state the president to have to deal with this very complex world will be a time when it's right for me to come out on strategy and policy disagreements but I was clear in my letter of resignation that I believed in having alliances and staying true to alliances and I think that as we look at the importance of alliances this is critical that we work with our allies for example when this town was attacked on nine eleven I I was joined on the battle field very quickly by crude from Canada and United Kingdom Norway and Germany Australia New Zealand Jordan and Turkey not because they're city had been attacked because we had been attacked so we need to hold our allies close in this world if you study history nations with allies thrive and nations without a life with her and that's a reality and what about Russia joining me joining the G. seven yeah I think I I maintain my my quiet right now I don't want to speak the things that I'm no longer responsible for Saudi Arabia given what we know about the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is in the long term interests of the US to be working with crown prince Mohammed bin someone. I think we have to look at what my book is written about is the lessons I learned about how do you lead in part of this is it times you have to work with countries that you don't share everything in common with no doubt about that but when you get in the current policies and that that sort of that sort of subject the reason I want to keep quiet right now is we have proof all around the world engaged in operations we have diplomats all around the world and gave a very sensitive negotiation and for a former sitting secretary of defense they come out with criticism especially when I'm not completely current I don't know all the back channel things that are going on I think it's unhelpful especially when I'm contributing to political assessment. at a time when it's the political discussion in this country are so corrosive I think it is better that we all at least the majority of us learn how to roll up our sleeves and listen to each other work together and try to support sound policy that answer the question you just down I hear what you're saying secretary Mattis but your book is full of references to decisions made. for ethical reasons this is an ethical decision is it not given what mom and then someone is accused of I believe it would be an ethical decision about working with him I think you can separate that decision from working with Saudi Arabia and that's difficult to do but this is sometimes the case that is those and positions of authority they have to make accommodations the thing for you take the least of two bad options North Korea president trump has praised Kim Jong un as a great leader with quote a beautiful vision and that due to the presence personal diplomacy he says he's changed his behavior how do you assess him John and the success at this point of US policy with North Korea I'm gonna frustrate you hear duty because I don't believe that now in the cheap seats of what I would call myself that I'm going to engage in political assessment of something like that throw come a point where I wanna talk about strategy and policy it's not yet but there will come a time when his you know the election coming up in November of next year Americans are gonna be making a very important decision about in whom to place enormous decision making power over the future of this country in the world. are you saying you don't think it's your responsibility to speak up before the election act exactly what I'm saying and I come from the department of defense and this isn't just about me secretary ash Carter the US secretary of defense under president Obama made very clear that the defense of this country is a non partisan issue and that was our area of expertise he studiously avoided political statements and that so this is not just me trying to be protective of of the administration I just left over policy differences I might add this is a standing tradition of the American military and the American defense establishment goes back to centuries now and in the current corrosive political debates it could get submerged where everybody thinks it's all about political assessments all the time that does not have to be the case when it comes to the U. S. military they protect the experiment and it's a pretty rocket ship. right now did you also served as a secretary of defense a cabinet position right in the government with immense responsibility and I just want to ask you some more about that because you you spent a lot of time with the editor of the Atlantic Jeffrey Goldberg he wrote a very thoughtful piece for them he talked to a number of your associates they've talked to you about president trump that they believe what you believe about him is that he is a man of limited cognitive ability and a generally dubious character number one I never said that and I'm not going to comment on who might have said it but I would not tolerate when I was on active duty or as secretary defense any. condemnation or characterization like that of any elected commander in chief so to those who would and and some writing this right now you say that you have a responsibility because you have work so closely with this president to speak candidly about what you've seen and some of them were saying you're trying to have it both ways that you both enjoy this position of enormous influence inside the administration but now you're out you don't have that responsibility anymore and you're not speaking to the American people about what you know and allies of this country could be asking the same question well I frankly I determine my own responsibilities and I've lived what I believe is a responsible life the area of expertise that I had had to do with the protection of this experiment that you and I call America it's the protection of it and I find it very rock but I also have a lot of confidence in the American people that they could select who they think is the best president without me coming in from the outside on a demo as a defense official whether active or or former or whatever and start shopping like I'm the one who is able to evaluate those those who have the toughest job in the world are you confident this is a president who can be trusted with the nuclear codes and faithful responsible yeah. you want to expand on that why you believe that you know it's the responsibility that live and that's a very grave one I have not it heard anything that would indicate there was some your responsibility there you know the the thing is that we live in a time where every word is taken apart I realized you we have an unusual president any any talks openly about many things but at the same time in the privacy of the office he has to deal with the reality of competing factors and I would bring the grim realities of war into that office at the same time the political leaders are elected to try to bring human aspirations to bear of a better economy of of of pulling troops out of work this is the normal to me this is the normal tension between human aspirations and wars realities those grim realities and it's something that I like me and hard on the issues I don't believe in being hard on the people if you believe that this president or any president was not a fit commander in chief would you say so yes. in other words you think is fair no I'm not saying that hi I'm bill make political assessments one way or the other I come from the defense department we protect this experiment in democracy we don't make assessments of the people's choice to service the elected commander in chief former secretary of defense James Mattis thank you very much for talking to you what computer thank you..

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"james mattis" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

01:45 min | 3 years ago

"james mattis" Discussed on KGO 810

"Muller but the president says he probably won't be watching Caitlyn Collins reports all looking should turn the tables by asking why were all of Clinton's people given immunity and Mar the text messages of Peter us and his lover Lisa page deleted and destroyed right after they left molar and after we requested them I'm not going to be watching probably maybe I'll see a little bit of it and while Muller will be front and center in front of the cameras from schedule is currently wide open focus on Mullard Washington may help a budget deal that's facing blowback from fiscal conservatives passed through Congress and when the president's signature federal judge wants three new abortion restrictions from taking effect Wednesday in Arkansas including a measure that opponents say would likely force the state's only surgical abortion clinic to close district judge Christine Baker granted the fourteen day temporary restraining order shortly before midnight one hundred fifty nine page order blunts the state from enforcing those new laws as companies say that Pacific gas electric goes the more than twenty billion dollars from wildfire claims more from bill Michael's a group of insurers filed court documents Tuesday seeking the NPG in these exclusive right to file re organization plan they want the right to submit their own plan to wildlife victims and to other P. Jeannie creditors investigators have blamed PGA any equipment for sparking some of California's recent devastating wildfires the insurers say the utility owes them reimbursement for about twenty billion dollars in wildlife loss claims I'm bill Mike Corey secretary Mike as far as been confirmed as the secretary of defense Senate overwhelmingly approved his nomination Tuesday as were becomes the first permanent defense chief since James Mattis.

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"james mattis" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"james mattis" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Very good morning James Mattis up in avid Dhabi. I wanna get you sense. It's not so much the number because the growth rate three point three percent. We've ostrich three point four to three point seven five since two thousand nine. But is it more the substance of the message about fragility and the weakness of Europe that I should be more concerned about in terms of balancing, less European my portfolio. I think so I mean, obviously, you're just coming to the crux of a number of quite difficult issues. Not least two which is obviously Brexit, but assuming that gets pushed fell the tools the end of the year, you still got relatively weak levels confidence. He's saying, for instance instantly downgrading that grave projections and increasing the size of plan deficit so that in and of itself is illustrative of generally fragile confidence. We have cut Rx Europe under white as far as the European markets that can son and happy to remain that way. Steve we're gearing up for a very very packed schedule of events on this Wednesday ranging from CPI figures from China to the United States, but also an appearance from the what do you expect to hear from him? How are they going to respond to the warnings of the IMF and the reality of economic growth in Europe at the moment. Well, the like a number of other central banks, basically has been pumping out the same message who quite a few months now largely back into the last year or second half of last year. We were expecting to see a little bit of tightening. That's not completely out of the window. So I think you're going to be seeing from Mario Draghi more of the same. We're watching the dates relatively carefully. We're not planning on withdrawing any liquidity from them from the Naga place anytime soon, if the data continues to deteriorate than we might step out with a little bit more accommodation..

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"james mattis" Discussed on Let's Get Civical

Let's Get Civical

04:41 min | 3 years ago

"james mattis" Discussed on Let's Get Civical

"But there's like a lot of question of questions around and be more questions right about his loyalty where his loyalty lies. And if he thinks that like, the president has the right to be has like some kind of executive privilege, right? And if you could be like immune immune from prosecution, exactly for finishing listen anytime. Yes. I just. Yeah. I would I know I I'm one hundred ninety percent sure that the answer is there is no like, I don't think. Yeah. But I just want to point out that there is no time limit when these confirmation hearings has to have to happen, which means that people that the Senate has not confirmed, aka we the people have not confirmed because Senate acts on our behalf are literally making big decisions for us, right though. Secretary of defense right is somebody? We have not said yes to but the former secretary of defense James Mattis. There's controversy around him. I mean, he went out with like middle fingers in the air. Do not do these things. This is bad stop. No, stop Saudi Arabia. Right. It was like very opposing a lot of things that the Trump administration was doing. And then like I have to go to go. I can't I cannot be a part of this. Another fun fact about James Mattis. He was the. Highest confer like confirmed person in the Senate. It was something like ninety eight to like he was a right. Yeah. Yes, he's a former general or general and the scenting votes around him were centered around like having a having a member of the military or a former member of the military and civilian position. Like, the parenting that some kind of faux pas, which I understand, but I respect because it feels like military takeover of illegal position. Right. But I also I can see the argument for a former military person taking over a position like secretary of defense. Right. Because I just feel like there might be some, you know, knowledge picked up on the way a practical experience learned on the job. Ryan diff- defense. The current acting person is Patrick M Shanahan Anna Han had a lot of ends. They're fun to say, it is fun to say unlike Mnuchin managing I it's like it's like vomiting in your mouth next up is the attorney general. Yes, we've chatted about that a little bit. But we have go ahead and describe it for like three and trumped. I almost took over assumed office. Sally Yates who I mean? Sally. I love Sally Sally. If you wanna be on the show, you just call me Lou our dime. Oh my goodness. I love you. I love her shadow to Sally. Yep. She after it was Jeff Jeff Jeff Sessions low and even say his name, Jeff, we all know Jeff Sessions is we know a what's there to say about Jeff Sessions. He was the attorney general for some time. And now he's not why because he recused himself from the investigators the Mueller investigation and Trump basically bullied him the entire time about doing that. And now, we have we have an acting. Attorney general Matthew Whitaker who we've talked about is questionable questionable. Yes. Yes. The attorney general just so we have an idea of like what they're supposed to be doing. It is the president's main legal adviser in matters pertaining to the country, so helpful. I really like what do you mean? His main legal adviser. Absolutely not. That's interesting. Is that like the feeling the attorney general should be working for the people? Not right president. Right. You know what? I mean. It's weird that it's his legal advice like were paying somebody to be his legal adviser. This positions should be like the president's legal adviser for things that have to do with like their government countries are like how a government like the laws that we have on our on the books and how we want to enforce them. Yeah. At a federal level. Like, that's what this job is supposed to. Be. But right now, it's just like don't do this. That's a legal, right..

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"james mattis" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

02:17 min | 3 years ago

"james mattis" Discussed on KGO 810

"Of thousand troops to the border. And then Defense Secretary James Mattis authorize it remember that that was Mattis's authorization was through January thirty first. So the troops had come home. Go back to their bases. Get off the border, which is costing us a lot of extra money. January thirty first what was just snuck in? Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan. Approved an extension through September thirtieth. In response to a request from the unfunded homeland security department. The Pentagon said late yesterday. So how much is that gonna cost us? How many millions? How many millions and then? All all the while. Our government continues to be shut down that is so disgusting to me. We'll spend millions on the military coastguard doesn't get paid. And you workers can't pay your rent, and you have to food banks to get food. Holy that is the world in which we're living right now. But I did have long. Truly that is about as gross as it gets. That's not what democracy is democracy involves compromise. There's no compromise from this president compromise was done before he decided I'm shutting down the government. Well done. From publicans well done. Causing millions of people to suffer. Your fellow Americans. Because your present wasn't able to get anything done the first two years. That's a fair question. We're just out of time. We got a guest coming up in a second Angie's asking why isn't there more criticism of McConnell? True. He passed it. And then Trump said, no. So he's in lockstep. He's a boot licker President Trump's I think is an accurate description of Mitch McConnell right now. A turtle licking a boot. Okay. All right coming up next book is out from author, Dan pink, Daniel pink. It's called when the scientific secrets of perfect timing. That's next four one five eight hundred eighty eight tenths Ethan Bearman on K G L K J..

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"james mattis" Discussed on The Lead with Jake Tapper

The Lead with Jake Tapper

03:33 min | 3 years ago

"james mattis" Discussed on The Lead with Jake Tapper

"A P P E R. Ziprecruiter, the smartest way to hire. Welcome back. The commander in chief seemingly contradicted. It was less than a month ago that President Trump announced an immediate pull out of US troops from Syria. We have one against ISIS. We've beaten them. They're all coming back and they coming back. Now, the decision caused Defense Secretary James Mattis and other administration officials to step down. But now, it seems President Trump's oh national security adviser John Bolton is sending a very different message to allies about when and under what conditions. The US is willing to withdraw CNN's. Michelle Kaczynski picks up the story from the State Department. President Trump's abrupt plan for quickly bringing home some two thousand troops from Syria appears to have morphed again, national security adviser, John Bolton in Israel, Sunday laying out what needs to happen. First to do. So from northeast Syria in a way, that makes sure that ISIS is defeated and is not able to revive itself and become a threat again, and to make sure that the defense of Israel, and our other friends in the region is absolutely assured and to take care of those who have fought with us against ISIS and other terrorist groups sound like complex conditions to meet before US troops leave Syria compare that to Trump's various pronouncements on the troop withdrawal just in the last few weeks. They're all coming back and they're coming back. Now, we one let's get out of Syria. You can't have any more time. Got enough time. We've not come out with not them. Silly. That decision came only days after his own aides told reporters ISIS had not yet been defeated and prompted the resignations of both Defense Secretary James Mattis and US on void to counter. Isis. Brett mcgurk is changing course, like a drunken sailor. Okay. There's no thought behind it. This is such a bizarre spectacle. I mean, what you're really saying a new US policy on Syria every single week we've gone from the troops. Oh, pull out. Now. The Pentagon briefed reporters as meaning within thirty days. And then the next week Trump said, no, no, they said, it'll be more like four months, and now bolt on seems to be saying they're not going to come out at all. Until those conditions are achieved which are not going to be achieved anytime soon yesterday, the president himself walked back. His initial comments about a rapid withdrawal. Removing. I never said we're doing that quickly the president's slowing down, and he's reevaluating his policies. I think this is the reality setting in that you've got to plan this out. Okay. So the president declared ISIS defeated now you have John Bolton saying, no US troops are going to have to stay in Syria until this is really defeated president said Iran now can do whatever it wants in Syria today. The secretary of state said no the US commitment to countering. Iran has absolutely not change also today. Pentagon officials are telling CNN that in order to get US troops out of Syria safely. They may I have to send an additional hundreds more. Again, they are not mentioning any kind of timeframe saying this is going to have to be based on multiple factors. Jake Kozinski at the State Department. Thank you so much pretty much every democrat and some Republicans have an opinion on whether former vice president Joe Biden should run for president. Now, a Biden member of his family is weighing in stay with us was on the..

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"james mattis" Discussed on The Steve Deace Show

The Steve Deace Show

02:06 min | 3 years ago

"james mattis" Discussed on The Steve Deace Show

"We're not doing what we were doing forty years ago James, and no, you don't know more about this than me because you're blinded by your worldview, you James Mattis has does James Mattis. No more about military tactics. And. Machinery than me. Sure. Does does he know more about the general world than you and me no because the full says in his heart. There is no God the full and the full has been sitting there saying, maybe there's not a gender, but was the report last week mass pregnancies in the military, they're dealing with that issue. Gee, I wonder why that's happening where would pregnancies come from do, you know, how they happened as anybody know anymore? Yes. No, he doesn't know more about how to confront the enemy because the enemy is within our own ranks. We are blinded by our utopian progressive worldview. And so we never get to. We never get to. He's a superior soldier because he's a terrible philosopher. He's a terrible philosopher knowledge and wisdom. Yes. There's the difference between knowledge and wisdom. There's the difference between intelligence and experience. And so we're up against an enemy that has been has been constantly evolving and splintering and turning on it self since pretty much the seventh century was America doing in the seven, you know, Mattis wants to site forty years of experience, I'll Trump that one no pun intended. How about thirteen hundred damn years of experience you like them apples. What was what was General Mattis and the American military brass doing in the seventh century Todd? You know, they were I know what they were doing want them and sweat lodges. Because there wasn't a United States military. When all of the conflicts were in the middle of right now began raging in that part of the world. And so to me, it's long overdue. I don't agree either with leaving Syria two handed to Turkey Trump solution with even dumber than staying there. I agree with him prompting the question. But the the fact that Trump solution is, well, let's just have Islam ca Gemini shows he has no delis talking about either. He's just tired of this in wants to come home. And he's looking for a winning issue with thirty nine.

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"james mattis" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

04:33 min | 3 years ago

"james mattis" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

"It is roughly ninety minute long pool spray this afternoon. President Trump also spoke extensively about Syria and Afghanistan on Syria. The president now says US troops will leave over a period of time. But didn't give specifics Trump also criticized his now, former Defense Secretary James Mattis, whom he forced out early last week before his planned departure date of February twenty eighth. The president said he was not happy with Madison's role in overseeing the war in Afghanistan. What's he done for me? How has he done in Afghanistan? Not too good. Not too good. I'm not happy with what he's done enough ghanistan, and I shouldn't be happy. But he was very happy, very thankful. What I got him seven hundred billion dollars and then the following year seven hundred sixteen billion dollars. So I mean, I wish it well. I hope he does. Well, but as you know, President Obama fired him. And essentially, so did I we should point out that Mattis was not fired. He resigned undescended twentieth. President Trump went on to offer his thoughts on the conflict in Afghanistan and added that he himself would have been a good general. We have an area that I brought up with generals four or five weeks ago, where Taliban is here I sit here. And they're fighting each other. I said why don't you let them fight? Why are we getting in the middle of it? I said let them fight. They're both our enemies. Let them fight, sir. We want to do it that they go in. And they end up fighting both of it was the craziest thing I've ever seen. I think I would have been a good general. But who knows here to talk about all of General, Barry McCaffrey, former battlefield commander in the Gulf war, retired US army four star general general, thanks for joining us this. It's interesting. We spoke in the last block about Mitt Romney, incoming US Senator in this op Ed he wrote critical of some aspects of Donald Trump's performance as president and Mitt Romney said that one of the reasons he chose to write that up and was the exit of James Mattis from this administration and the resignation letter that James Mattis pin to see the president. Going after his now former Defense Secretary in public. It is to put it mildly an unusual situation in anything administration. What do you make of it? Well, it was one of the more cringe worthy moments I've ever encounter. I hope everybody around that table with just shame to being present. My life actually, cried over this incident to hear a president of the United States talking in such a manner about Jim Mattis four-star marine, by the way, mcchrystal add general mcchrystal, Admiral mcraven, these guys aren't Pentagon staff generals. They're people who grew up in combat under machine gunfire and RPG's getting fired at them. And they got to be forced our officers because they were incredibly effective battle tested leaders keeping America safe. So. He like you back off this thing and one of the dangers recliner and chafe the armed forces of the United States one of the things we don't want is him becoming a semi comical figure abusive irrational erratic. You know, ignorant by his allies. Con by his adversaries, Kim, Jon we're in a very tricky situation with this man. Well, he he spoke obviously coming into the presidency of the high regarding head for what he would call the generals, my generals, certainly putting the idea out there. He would be reliant on them. And in many ways to see the evolution of his relationship. The disintegration of his relationship with a lot of the generals in his administration. I think most pointedly with Madison what we're talking about right here. How would you characterize this president's relationship right now with this country's military leadership? Well, I wouldn't want to speak for the country's military leadership. I think they're going to remain a political going to follow the illegal orders. The commander in chief. You know, President Trump can pick up the phone call one of the nine combatant commanders are globally, deployed more than two million men and women of the armed forces active garden reserve, and they'll do what he tells them to do unless it's illegal on the face. So I think the problem right now is get an acting White House chief of staff with no background in foreign policy bolt news a very smart experienced guy looks to me like he's out of the loop..

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"james mattis" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

05:04 min | 3 years ago

"james mattis" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

"Those statements came when the president was talking to reporters in the cabinet room with a new acting secretary of defense sitting right beside him in the new acting secretary of defense Patrick Shanahan had to sit there. And listen to the pathological liar beside him say that the reason we now have an acting secretary defenses that Donald Trump fired Defense Secretary James Mattis, something the world knows is a lie. In fact, General Mattis shot Donald Trump with a public resignation letter that took Donald Trump several days to figure out was actually an attack on him Donald Trump's first encounter with the American military involved. What most men his age in nineteen sixty eight we're trying to do and that is avoid military service in combat in the Vietnam war last week the day after Christmas the New York Times revealed that the foot doctor who provided Donald Trump with the written excuse of bones. Burs to get out of military service told his daughter that he did that as a favor for Donald Trump's father who was then the doctors landlord now that Donald Trump has spent some time around generals, including his former Defense Secretary retired marine General James Mattis, who he now condemns as incompetent Donald Trump thinks that he could have gone all the way to the top in the American military and today, he actually said this. I think I would have been a good general. But who knows who knows? I know we all know everyone in that room today with the president knows the world knows adult. Trump would not have been a good general and could probably have never made it through basic training. Trump supporters know that even they know that. And so the president's delusion is getting worse much worse, or at least his willingness to publicly display. His delusion is getting even worse now as he ages, and as we enter a new year, the congressional leadership, including Democrats and Republicans who went to the White House today to discuss a solution to the partial shutdown of the government that Donald Trump forced when he flip flopped and violated his own agreement to sign a Bill that was passed unanimously by the United States Senate before that delegation of Democrats and Republicans including Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer went to the White House today a nerd times profile of former democratic leader of the Senate, Harry Reid quoted Senator Reid saying this about Donald Trump, quote, you can't legislate when you have a chief executive whose weird for lack of a better description. Harry Reid is right. Of course. And so after that weird meeting. With the weird chief executive that was weirdly held for no reason at all in the situation room, everyone agreed to only one thing. And that was that nothing was accomplished by that me. But tonight there is yet another comment for the psychiatrists studying Donald Trump to consider a comment that has leaked from that meeting. NBC news is reporting that Senator Chuck Schumer repeatedly asked the president why he would not support passing six spending bills that both parties have already agreed to that would reopen government departments and agencies that have no jurisdiction over the border wall that Donald Trump wants to fund. Don't Trump eventually answered saying, I would look foolish if I did that. Now, consider the enormity of the delusion in that statement, first of all Donald Trump thinks that if he did something rational like signed spending bills for everything that the Democrats Republicans already agree on. He would look foolish. But it also means that he does not think that he already looks foolish. He looks foolish to most Americans. He has looked foolish to most Americans every day of his political career, which is why he didn't win as many votes as Hillary Clinton. And if we were to analyze this comment about looking foolish just within the framework of the government shutdown just within the couple of weeks framework of that it would mean the Donald Trump does not believe that he looked foolish when he said this three weeks ago. You know, what I'll say, yes. If we don't get what we want one way or the other whether it's through you through a military through anything you want to call. I will shut down the go after and I answered around, and I am proud to shut down the government for border security. I will take the mantle I will be the one to shut it down. I'm not gonna blame you for..

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"james mattis" Discussed on News Radio 810 WGY

News Radio 810 WGY

02:45 min | 3 years ago

"james mattis" Discussed on News Radio 810 WGY

"So that they can fulfil their critical round the clock mission to protect the American people. I very much. Appreciate this opportunity to serve the nation and our men and women in uniform signed. General John Mattis? James mattis. Sorry, john. This is not this is not a departure that I think anybody's going to think is good idea. Well, maybe some people will. Mattis was one of those figures in the administration that people look to and said there's a steady hand there and somebody who really knows the job now. There are two point one five million service members. There are a lot of people out there with military skills and experience in this country and strategic wisdom knowledge that would be fantastic secretaries of defense. No question about it. And I have a lot of faith that President Trump for this role in particular will be sure to find someone who is an excellent pick. But this does come at a time when the opponents of this administration are going to pounce on this and say see even Mattis wasn't willing to stick it out. Even Mattis had had enough and that will cause some damage to the administration. It's not it's going to be something that I don't think stretches on for that long. But gave the political sensitivity of the moment right now with the shut down the wall, and they're Muller investigation grinding on. This is not a particularly helpful. Story for the administration that said I do have to just know as an aside that to do this to decide that you can no longer in good. You know? You know in good faith, align yourself with the policy the president. And just say I'm just going to step down, Mr President. Thank you so much for the honor and opportunity, and I'm gonna make sure there's a smooth transition to resign in this way is the honorable thing to do. And I can't remember the last time a spate cabinet level. Official. Did this? Began remember maybe with a with a scandal, but just just to offer resignation in this way because they disagree with the policy administration. So you know, Madison's a man of honor. And this was the honorable thing. He felt for him to do in the circumstances. Where does this go next? We'll have to see. But now the Syria decision has even more pressure on it. I'll go into detail about the pluses and minuses of pulling troops out of Siri in the next hour bureau pack, take.

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"james mattis" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

04:29 min | 3 years ago

"james mattis" Discussed on KGO 810

"He's happy new year to John Rothman in for Ethan Bearman on this holiday on cage ago. Eight ten and I want to say happy new year to you. Oh, yeah. I know John Rothman, I k- geo. Great, but I can't McAllister is sitting right here. And I want you to know she does such a great job. And of course, what is her opening story? The most exciting news, we get an image from a billion miles away from the earth. I mean, it's astounding. It's it's amazing. But I was only one chance to get that. Right. They said as new horizons screamed past Altima at thirty one thousand five hundred miles an hour. Well, imagine, it's just astounding. And can you believe it is out of this world? All right. So Kim is with me until noon. I I'm so delighted you don't know what fun we have. And she's just great. And so let me wish everybody a very happy healthy new year. We're starting a new page new time for all of us. And I love new year. Oh so much to look forward to and we're going to do that. But we have a lot to look forward to this morning. And so we got a million and one things to talk about and I want to open with James Mattis who bid farewell to the armed forces and other defence employees on his last day on the job yesterday. And this is what was so remarkable about it. I want you to listen. And then I want you to tell me. What do you think he's talking about? Our department leadership civilian and military remains in the best possible hands. I am confident that each of you remains undistracted from our sworn mission to support and defend the constitution of the United States while protecting our way of life. So keep the faith in our country and hold fast alongside our allies against any foes. Wait a minute. What do you think Joe was talking about? I'm asking a question because I read this. And I thought Mattis is making an implied criticism of Donald Trump. You told me a my right. Am I wrong? Four one five eight zero eight zero eight ten John Rothman and Freeth unbearable. Yes. I do want to know what you think. And by the way, did you hear the thing? The president's latest tweet. It's it's just unbelievable. Donald Trump fired back at general Stanley mcchrystal and you're called yesterday. We spoke about general mcchrystal talking about the president of the United States in less than complimentary fashion. Do you think he's a liar asked Martha Raddatz the co host of ABC's this week? Mcchrystal? Did you watch it mcchrystal raised? His eyebrows. Shook his head and responded. I don't think he tells the truth. And when asked mcchrystal whether he thought the president was immoral. The former general replied, I think he is. Now, what was amazing this morning? Is that the president of the United States fired back at mcchrystal? Oh, yes. He didn't let it rest. He called him. Well, let me let me read this to you. General mcchrystal got fired like a dog by Obama last assignment a total bust known for big dumb mouth Hillary lover. That's what the president tweeted this morning. Four one five eight zero eight zero eight ten. I want to draw analogy here. And I think you'll find it fascinating. Particularly on this New Year's morning when there are so many of the things you could be doing. On August ninth. Nineteen seventy-four Richard Nixon left office. And the scene from the White House, south lawn. Vivid in those of us who witnessed it? That morning president famously boarded Marine One for the final time. You can get on that same Marine One of the Nixon library in Yorba, Linda, California, by the way. And gave his final double the victory. We assembled crowd. But did you know that one of the most interesting aspects of that day is.

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