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Fresh update on "john mccain" discussed on Chris Plante
"Because they're that corrupt there that crooked it's pretty amazing President brought up, Marie. So now we have the receipts on the charisma payments tow 200 Biden of $83,300 a month for a no show job. In Kiev, Ukraine with charisma, a gas and oil company. I'm all and gas man. He's not an oil and gas man. He's never been in the oil and gas business, but certainly when his father is fighting corruption in Ukraine, Hunter Biden and 100 Biden's buddy get thes, incredibly lucrative jobs. From Ukrainian gas company and it's a no show job. They had to go to one conference in Monte Carlo, and that was it. Joe Biden protests too much. I think his son did nothing wrong. My son did nothing wrong. And I think Mr President that he doesn't want me because he knows I have the truth. Oh, well, that's it, You know, let him answer a cz fair enough, but it wasn't the truth. And that's all he had. Teo do now President Trump on the Supreme Court. As you Well, you're filling the Supreme Court vacancy. How dare you As president with the Republican controlled Senate and President Trump threw a little Barack Obama phrase back at him. I will tell you very simply, we won the election. Elections have consequences. We have the White House and we have a phenomenal nominee respected by all top top academic Good in every way. Good in every way. Good in every way, And that's most certainly eyes good in every way and elections have consequences. I just liked it because elections have consequences. That's what that's what Barack Obama said. I believe to John McCain at the time. Hey, elections have consequences. We won. You lost just to put a little more burnish on it there. Joe Biden declares that he is the Democrat Party. Forget about Bernie Sanders and the left wing of the and the Green New Deal. People forget about all that, because Joe Biden he is the party. My party is socially now I am indignant Dominate you, Joe. You know that I am the Democratic party right now. But platform of the data correct is what I in fact approved of what I approved of What I approved of what? I approve it. Well, it really So what do you approve of the green New deal? Packing the Supreme Court. Black lives matter. Going to raise taxes on TIFA is just an idea. And I love the antifa is just an idea. The Democratic Party is me. This park is mine. Get out! On DH President Trump went after him appropriately, rightly with the Bernie Sanders Wing of the party, really controlling Joe Biden behind the curtain. Tell you a government with Bernie Sanders are left on the manifesto Manifest, You socialized medicine. Look, the fact of the matter is beat Bernie Sanders beating the whole hava lot. I'm here standing would have left you would have lost every problem. He knows how Tuesday you look very large deal. I got very lucky. Very lucky tonight as well. Is gonna get very lucky tonight. I Tara Reid cringed at that one. I think he's going to get very lucky tonight. And here is he has already called President all kinds of names, the usual litany of names that Democrats called pretty much everybody that They have any disagreement with and last night was no exception. The fact is that everything he's saying so far is simply alive. I'm not here to call out his lies. Everybody knows he's a liar. But you I just want I want to make sure you're dead last in your class first. I want to make a resident Can you let him finish? What? He don't know how to do that? You know you pick be surprised along guy the wrong night at the wrong time. I went on. A lot of it was like that. And it would have been okay to have complete sentences. And because, you know, I mean, you let Joe Biden talk, and he's going to walk off a cliff is going to walk into a wall is going to fall down a flight of stairs. Metaphorically speaking, of course, and you just let him do it. Hey, didn't really have a chance to Teo Fall off that cliff last night so much Joe Biden on the manifesto President Trump Going.
Fresh update on "john mccain" discussed on Charlie Brennan
"Know is Brian's Bay three number three. There's supposed to be their vice presidential is next. And then there's supposed to more presidential. I must say, I don't think the country is going to be yearning for another one of these. That is David Axelrod. FUTURE debates. There are more presidential debates in one VP debate where they'll be next Tuesday. Should they stay. Should we do this again? If so, what changes, if any, have to be made. Number two. That was a hot mess inside a dumpster fire inside a train. That was the worst debate I have ever seen. Say it like it is. That was I'm not sure why she had the curse. I don't know what's going on in this world Analysis of debate number one You'll hear the analysis of the first one. What is fixable and what is not. And the reaction I'm going to give you a wide spread of reaction. I'm gonna let you play because many be stuck with one channel. Hopefully our channel I was your everything. Number one. You get the final word. Well, it's hard to get any word with this clown. He graduated even the lowest or almost the lowest in your class. Don't ever use the word smart with may words where America has ever had Limoges stage I've done more in 47 months. I've done more than you've done in 47 years. He had the personal insults just flowed. And by the way, is that necessary? No, but if you want, if you want a conversation, and that's how you do it, Debate one. It's a disaster for us, especially I'm talking about the American people will bring you the moments that stand out for both good and bad reasons. All right, first off. I wanted to find out if Joe Biden Khun split the difference between keeping his left flank the thie the squad the Bernie Sanders, who are on of a vital part of his campaign, who he says he does not agree with who he said. I beat the Socialist who says I don't do the route Green deal. How do we keep them in the fold and put them down at the same time? That's what the president trying to do. Number one Number two is what would you buy? Do different. The coronavirus didn't hear anything. And number three Could Joe Biden defend his record with Obama and with the economy and compared to President Trump's economy before the pandemic? And talk about how he stole the president's mantra. Which is American. Make America great again. Bring jobs back to America. Now, he says that make it in America. I mean, basically saying it worked for Trump. Why don't I just take it? So here's a little of the given. Take cut one. You get the final word. Well, it's hard to get any word in with this clown. He graduated either the lowest or almost the lowest in your class. Don't ever use the word smart with May worst America has ever had images stage I've done more in 47 months. I've done more than you've done in 47 years. That's a great line. Andi did point out that Joe Biden brought up that he went to Delaware State last week. He did not It's in Hbcu. It's a historically black college. He did not. Number two. He brought up the fact that he was involved cheating in Syracuse. He didn't say specifically, but that was it, and he always stays at the top disguised. The bottom is class. No one cares necessarily, John McCain said. I was with the bottom my class at West Point, that's or Annapolis. That's fine. But if you're going to call the president, dumb or not smart, that's an issue. Then he brings it up. But the president just went plowed right through and it seems as though Joe Biden was allowed to do whatever he wanted. And when they went back to Joe Biden after the two started sparring with each other directly. So you want to hear more lack of decorum Cut three. Question because the question is, yes. Left. Would you show him who's on your list? So the president kept going. Will you shut up, man? What He didn't do And I think if President Trump laid out Chris Walls would have made him do is the question was and it's a good one. And it's a necessary one. And it's an easy one. Are you gonna pack the court if you become president of states? People need to know that if you're gonna change 160 years of president, people need to know that if you're gonna try to do what FDR couldn't people need to know that that means going to get rid of the filibuster and support getting rid of the filibuster he did Harry Reid did for judges. You gotta get rid of it entirely for all your legislation is if you had 60 votes in the Senate was 51. If you get the democratic majority, So are you going toe? I had to Supreme Court justices to the bench. And he did not answer that question. So the pursuit Instead of Donald Trump letting Chris Wallace follow up with that and hoping he would he just jumped in, and that's why I said shut up. Here's the whole thing. Cut 30. So my question to you is you have refused in the past to talk about it. Are you willing to tell the American people tonight? Whether or not you will support either ending the filibuster? War packing whatever position I take in that that will become the issue. The issue is the American people should speak. You should go out and vote. You're in voting now. Vote and let your senators know how strongly you feel but vote now, in fact, sure. Basically, you heard you heard about this and and I can't even hear it again. It's so aggravating. So that's a very simple question. But I would count on Chris Wallace, not Lester Holt or was ever who's ever the moderator next time to go after him, But President Trump is used to just doing this himself. You know he for a while was his own press secretary to before Kayleigh Mcenany took over. So back at the courts of big Deal. That's radicalising. The Senate is a really big deal when it comes to the green New deal. Well, that's another interesting because on a paraphrase roughly what it says on Joe Biden's website. Is that the green new deal is an important part of the framework of his new green energy policy. So you could honestly say you embrace the Green deal, and Donald Trump could honestly say you embrace the greet the new green deal. Because you said, it's important part. Well, what part? How is it possibly affordable when we know energy experts say the reason why Cole and Joe Biden takes credit for this the reason why Cole Became, you know, started Taking a pounding was because it doesn't burn clean and they're trying to find a way to do that. I get it. But one of the things was the free market allowed these wildcatters to do this thing. Called fracking and fracking has become so profitable and gives natural gas that's replacing cheaper cleaner, replacing Cole and he took credit for reducing emissions and reducing coal plants. It was the free market done before him. That brought fracking to the fray, and he does pledged to get rid of all this drilling..
Fresh update on "john mccain" discussed on Bloomberg Surveillance
"Is a Bloomberg business Flash. And I'm Karyn Moscow. US. Stocks are climbing as lawmakers in the White House appear closer to reaching a fiscal stimulus deal even as a volatile presidential debate raise concerns about a chaotic election sentiment was held by a private report that showed US companies added a better than forecast 749,000 jobs in September and we check the markets every 15 minutes. Throughout the trading day on Bloomberg, Theis and P 500 is up 6/10 percent or 19 points at 33 54. DowJones Industrial average up 9/10 percent of 253 points at 27,707 and the NASDAQ's up four tents for center 42 points at 11,127. 10 Year. Treasury Down 5 30 seconds, He'll 300.66% they yield on the two year 20.12% 9. Next heard oil is up a quarter percent, or nine cents of 39 39 a barrel. Comex gold is down. Six tents for center $10.80 at 18 90 to 60 announced the euro 1.1692 against the dollar, The yen 105.71 and watching shares A micron technology down 5.3% after the largest U. S ship maker said it recently halted shipments to China's well a technologies and that's a Bloomberg business. Flash toman Paul Karen, Thanks so much Secretary Mnuchin talking to Becky quick over in the duster, lifting the market from the negative. A zoo conversations this afternoon, supposedly with Speaker Pelosi. Right now, I finish strong off to Ah, Lengthy surveillance nap on ly be doubled by Kevin's really? Mr Davis joins us. Rick Davis with his public service to John McCain Eyes campaign manager for the gentleman from Arizona and also Bloomberg contributor joins us, John Before we get to the debate in, You know, the BLA bla about the debate and where we're going October 15th. What is the symbolism? To traditional Republicans of Mrs McCain in support of the Democrats. Biden Yeah, I think it's a combination of both a personal decision, but also something very symbolic. That's been happening within the party over the last three years, and the personal aspect of it is that she's known the Bidens for 40 years, they actually introduced John and Reception in in Hawaii when they were when John was still in the Navy. And and so there's a There's a There's a knowledge about Joe Biden and his Leadership skills that probably exceed most typical voters. The second aspect of this is like a lot of women in the Republican Party. She had some real issues with the way Trump is governed. And even though the same women supported Donald Trump in 2016, which allowed him to win, they abandoned the party and him. In 18 and so, which gave the Democrats of big win, so he symbolically, I think is in the same position. A lot of women are in which is, you know, looking for an alternative to the Republican Party without trying to betray her Republican philosophy. I mean, look, Rick Davis, the Republican experiment. We have a somewhat fragile, extremely healthy I thought last night, Joe Biden and believe 77 as well. Let's assume he's a one term president. Our president Trump with his second term as well. Are the Republicans already modelling? For 2000. What's the math here? Help me, Paul 2000 for 24. That's it, that's obscene. Very little 24 now, too. It's too obscene to actually say 2024. But look, I mean, I Trump fills the vacuum in the in the in the room, right? I mean, there's very hard for the next set of leadership to establish themselves on a national stage. Donald Trump is president leader of the party. So I think that likely if there's if if Trump does get elected to a second term, it will be difficult to create a second tier leadership. Ah, lot of good governors, senators, people who have ambition. But you run the risk if you get too much limelight of getting the wack a mole treatment. So where is the Republican Party today in the United States? Is it really the party of Trump have all those generations? Republican leadership and the new and upcoming Levels are theyjust. Where are they? I think that if you look at the local level the Republican Party's in relatively good shape in the sense that there are still people who have the point of view of smaller government fiscal conservatism International Engagement support for your allies. You know the rock bed Republican principles, you know, it used to hear it all the time from John McCain. I'd like the party of Teddy Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln and Ron Reagan. There are still people who believe that that is a model of government that deserves support. The problem is that our leader, we're a very hierarchical party, right. We we bestow a lot of power and a lot of confidence in our Our leadership. And so the fact that Trump has sort of dragged us away from some of those. Ah ah, I'd say philosophies and ah, policies is Create a lot of confusion, and I think that frankly, this election has the potential to create some realignment. Joe Biden worked really hard last night in the debate to be a centrist, right. Donald Trump tried to drag him left with Bernie Sanders lives with Warren. He wasn't having anything to do with it may cost in trouble in his own party, but he definitely has an effort to try and reach out to centrist Republicans. And if they go, they may not come back. Rick. How does the Republican Party or maybe even Joe Biden interact with and speak to the core Trump supporters. Well, I don't think they do interact with the core Trump supporters remember the core Trump supporters are rural white males who Uh, go with him, No matter what, right. I mean, that's been the rock better support. It's what supports his 44% ballot position. His 44% favorability has 44% reelection. Numbers. I mean, this is this is what he brought to the party. That's not changing. It's it's the difference between that and the 47% e one with that 3% are the people who are in play. The enemy, did you? We're running out of time. Rick Davis, this is Brynn. Is he going all Henry? Clay on is is this the wig Party of the Kansas Nebraska. Is that were I mean, Like, what? Look what happened to them right? They narrowed their base to the point where they became a minority party. Is that what's happening right now? In this country after what you saw last night? Yeah, I think that especially with the comments about white supremacy and not being able to repeat it. I think he's becoming a rural white party..
Fresh update on "john mccain" discussed on Myths and Legends
"You check. He, thrust his hands in their pockets and wow, you know brothers he really needed to remember. This God is good. He pulled out a person money one hundred and ten pounds from lean one and seventy pounds from the other. The lean fire demanded the money back the Little John's Shush. They didn't have any money and they were men of God so they wouldn't lie, right So it's a miracle. The other Fryer said hands outstretched for his money back it is. You're right John said extending the money, but he pulled it back. I was actually the only one praying ye of little faith and I prayed for ten shillings each for you guys and that any leftover we'll go to me. So he tossed about ten shillings a piece into the dirt. Pocketed the rest. This is highway robbery. The larger fire said finally catching on like literally highway robbery. This is the will of God Littlejohn corrected. Unless they had lied about the money in the first place, but they would never do that they were men of God right? The friars were silent. John Nodded. That's what he thought anyway as promised he would get out of their hair now that he had enough for the in and some meet. John McCain is pack and a fair bit more. got. As. Good. All right going piece brothers. The friars watched little. John went back the way came. Whistling with all their cash jingling at his side. And? That night, the farmer that had been in the friars toe found a whole sack of money on his doorstep enough to pay off his debt completely..
Fresh update on "john mccain" discussed on Sports Talk with Jason and Ed
"I believe I can you got to do is go down Union Street with me and women to go to Katie's restaurant or walking to home Depot with me or I spend a lot of time and you ask anybody in there whether or not the economic and foreign policy this administration has made them better off in the last eight years. Then ask him whether there's a single major initiative that John McCain difference with the president on taxes on Iraq on Afghanistan on the whole question of how to help education on the dealing with health care. Look People in my neighborhood, they get it. They get it and they know they've been getting the short end of the stick. So walk with me in my neighborhood, go back to my own neighbourhood and claim on old steel top or go up to sprint with me. These people know the middle class has gotten the short end. The wealthy have done very well. Corporate America's been rewarded. Some time we change it, Barack Obama will change it. Cassie. It's so interesting to go back and watch tape of Biden even four years ago. And you can see, especially if it's a video but also the audio. You can see how much obvious decline there has been. But they've also proven I mean that that kind of riff youjust heard from. I expect to hear a refer to like that tonight. Heck, if he's really on it could be all night. But when he gets pressed on substance, and my goodness the president has do we know he will write, but he has to do it effectively. He has to drill down on this hunter Biden stuff. Not just because it's a hot button for Biden, but that's one big reason but also because there's so much there there that's being completely covered up by the mainstream press. So this is going to make tonight even more fascinating. Peggy in Greeley, Colorado. You're on the Dan Caplis show. Welcome. Oh, aye, Doh. I am And how dare you, Dan Kaplan. How dare you profess to be a good Catholic when you are telling lies and call Joe Biden a liar when the devil in the White House has told over 30,000 lives, how scare you and how dare you call Lee say that he's in cognitive decline when the guy in the White House Can he pronounce words and repeats himself and repeat himself and repeat himself. Talk about someone that's on cognitive decline? That's the guy you go. There you go there, you know, Know? Know you shut that your Republican fuck No, no Cognitive declined for job. I know He's an idiot, and he I'm sure he'll try to get to Joe Biden tonight. But no biting is a gentleman. Joe Biden is not the devil If you did I call him the devil. You guys support him are the devil's disciples. So tell me, Okay, Who's Who's the guy who wants to allow all these babies to be killed before birth? Right up through labor and delivery. Is that Donald Trump or Joe Biden? I'm pretty darn sure that's Joe. But I've never really didn't say that. Really. What's his? What's trouble? What's show by this job by what's happened? What's his position on late term abortion? Joe Biden, Joe Biden does not agree with later really is so Joe Biden. We would agree that late term abortion should not be legal. We're breaking news here. No, you are. Okay. So tell me this. Tell me Tell me this What is Joe Biden's position on late term abortion? I don't know exactly what shouldn't you Here. I should. Okay. And let's say that Joe Biden wants it to be legal to take that baby's life right up to the moment of first aid for any abortion. Have Donald Trump now taking? Why are you changing the subject? Let's talk about Joe Biden's position on late term abortion. Okay, great. So that way we don't have to. So tell me, Peggy, what is Joe Biden's position on late term abortion? And can we agree that if Joe Biden thinks late term abortion should be legal, right, upto birth that you will not support him? Good, Cath. Really not. He does not believe in late term. Why did he send his position on the Hyde Amendment Catholic? I don't believe in luck, right? So would you agree that job? I wouldn't agree. Okay, that the bishop just came out and said that that you can't be a Catholic in good standing if you support abortion and that you You need to vote for religious freedom. So would you agree that if Joe Biden supports late term abortion, you're not going to vote for him? He's not. He doesn't He doesn't agree with late. Well, he supports it being legal. Will you agree that if Joe by not okay, So so then this should be easy for you. Because I like to say Danke. This should be easy for you. Then. Can you just agree, then? But if, in fact Joe Biden does support late term abortion being legal that you will not vote for him, he does not take that is yes, but you're not a green like from porn. Agreed to the White House. Well, Peggy, look it up and hopefully Hopefully, Donald Trump will pin him down on that tonight because all of a sudden when it's revealed that Joe Biden does support late term abortion right up till the moment of birth. Doesn't look like such a moderate looks like more of a monster right there. I think he's gonna have a rude awakening..
Cindy McCain endorses Biden: He's only candidate 'who stands up for our values'
"Cindy McCain the widow of Republican Senator and Republican presidential candidate John McCain Cindy McCain is endorsing Joe Biden for President Mrs McCain. Writing. Tonight. Quote my husband John Lived by a code country I we republicans. Yes. But Americans foremost. There's only one candidate in this race who stands up for our values as a nation. And that is Joe Biden she says quote Joe and I don't always agree on the issues and I know he and John Certainly had some passionate arguments. But Joe is a good and honest man he will lead us with dignity quote. He will be a commander and chief that the finest fighting force in the history of the world can depend on because he knows what it is like to send a child off to fight. Cindy McCain's decision. Tonight was reportedly informed in part by recent reporting the Atlantic magazine from reporter. Jeffrey. Goldberg that President Trump had repeatedly called. US service members who were hurt or killed in battle quote losers and suckers. Again, that dramatic endorsement tonight from the widow of Senator John
Cindy McCain endorses Joe Biden for president
"Joe Biden for president in a rebuke President Trump by the widow of the GOP's 2008 nominee, Trump has had a fraught relationship with members of John McCain's family since he disparaged the Republican Arizona senator during his 2016 campaign. Cindy McCain is citing the decades long friendship between her family and Bidens and their bond as thie parents of Children serving in the military.
Sen. John McCain's widow endorses Joe Biden for president
"Cindy McCain is endorsing Democrat Joe Biden for president in a rebuke of President Trump by the widow of the GOP's 2008 nominee. Mr Trump has had a fraught relationship with the members of John McCain's family since he disparage the Republican Arizona senator during his 2016 campaign. Cindy McCain is citing the decades long friendship between her family and Mr Biden's and their bond is the parents of Children serving in the military. Her backing could help by an appeal to Republicans disaffected with Trump. It also could give Biden a boost in Arizona crucial swing state that McCain represented in Congress for 35
Reporter Jeffrey Goldberg Addresses Trump’s “Loser” Remarks, Talks Using Anonymous Sources
"It has been a rough Labor Day weekend and the trump. White House where officials are absolutely full out freaking out about Thursday. Night's report in the Atlantic that trump had characterized Americans who died in war losers and suckers trump has spent the past four days repeatedly nine the story marshalling all kinds of people to. Come forward to knock it down he insisted today the quote an animal would say thing that the White House trotted out figures like Sarah Sanders who we know is lied to reporters multiple times to claim the report isn't true because they were there when trump didn't say the terrible things he allegedly said take they're hoping you don't think about that formulation too much. The main problem for the White House here is that the evidence supporting the story is pretty obvious and clear and almost overwhelming to anyone not inside the trump reality distortion bubble. The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg reported that trump cancelled a visit to an American military cemetery near Paris back in two thousand eighteen partially because he worried his hair would become disheveled in the rain and partially because he did not respect the American war dead interred there. In a conversation with senior staff members on the morning of the schedule visit trump said, why should I go to that cemetery? It's filled with losers in a separate conversation on the same trip trump preferred to the more than eighteen hundred marines who lost their lives at Bellawood as suckers for getting killed. Now, the sources in the story are anonymous you know anonymous sources are not as. Good. As name sources when you're evaluating something, but it doesn't mean that the claims came in on some anonymous tip line that no one knows where they came from. It means a reporter in this case, Jeffrey Goldberg spoke to people directly interviewed them and has agreed not to identify them in the story Jeffrey. Goldberg, will be here with me to talk about that in just a moment. His initial story has now been confirmed in part or in its entirety by reporters at. All okay. Remarkably a correspondent at Fox News included in that lineup whom trump promptly called on the network to fire. Some of those corroborating stories included even more damning details about the president like this one from the Washington Post quote the president told senior advisors that he didn't understand why the US government plays such value on finding soldiers missing in action because they had performed poorly and gotten caught and deserve what they got and this from the New York Times people familiar Mr Trump's private conversations saying he has long scorned those who served in Vietnam as being too dumb to have gotten out of it as he did through medical diagnosis of bone spurs in his heels. Back in two thousand, nineteen trump's former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen testified the trump admitted to faking those bonds first telling cone quote you think I'm stupid I wasn't going to Vietnam. There's even more evidence that trump view soldiers at stupid or suckers Mary trump the president's knees wrote in a recent book that trump and threatened to disown his eldest son if don Jr. joined the military. She also says that her own Father Fred trump junior was mocked by donald trump because he fred trump junior decided to join the US air. National. Guard quote my father was frequently ridiculed for his career choices and disparaged for serving our country by both his father and by his brother Donald. Then, there's the fact that pretty much none of trump's top military officials past and present are backing the president up. I mean you really can't find anyone who's stepping forward to defend his character save he would never say anything like that they aren't disputing the story instead that's been left talking heads and former flax and loyalists. That's maybe not a huge surprise because trump allegedly said about all US servicemembers, hues very closely to what he said back in two thousand fifteen about one particular veteran Senator John McCain. War here or euro he's a war hero years he's a war hero presumes captured. I like people that weren't captured. Okay I hate to. John. McCain was prisoner of war in Vietnam for five years host. Donald Trump avoided that war had a different experience in an interview in the nineties. He characterized his efforts to avoid transmitted diseases while sleeping with numerous women as quote, my personal Vietnam. An. Event with Union members today Joe Biden lambasted the president's comments an invoked zone Sun Beau who served in Iraq and then died from a brain tumor in two thousand fifteen. Those of served. Risk, their lives even gave their lives, our nation losers suckers. He's our heroes. Tell you something. My Bowl wasn't loser. For A sucker if that's I, talk about our veterans, you have no business being president of the United States of America. What's being entered into the record here to take a step back and look at all the evidence about Donald Trump. Shocking. Morally offensive. It's not surprising. It's about what we have come to expect. But. One big question that keeps pulling on my shoulders. Why are we learning about this now? What does it mean that we are? For more on that and the fallout from his incredible reporting joined by Jeffrey Goldberg He's the Editor in chief of the Atlantic and I jeff, maybe I start a little bit with. The reaction to this story from the White House you. There are stories that come out all the time about the president that are fairly scandalous incredibly scandalous. And one time they said it's fake news and they swatted away or the new cycle moved on, they do seem particularly freaked out. About this reporting. An particularly intent on attacking it what what is your sort of reading of the last three or four days of their reaction? Well he's a good question. First thing I would say is that. This is not an attack on these are not reports of an attack on site immigrants or black people or or something like that we expect from Donald Trump and something that his base might actually help him with his base. This could hurt him with his with his base You know the the the second thing is I. Think there's a lot of. Nervousness in the White House and again I won't I'm not commenting on anything having to do with my sourcing or other reporter's saw sourcing Fox. Washington Post whatever. I'm you know there's a there's a deep hostility and mistrust in the White House of. Current and former generals people who lead the military. We saw that today Donald Trump did something that I. I've never seen before he attacked his own a service chiefs. He attacked his own leaders of the Armed Forces on call? Them. I mean, even in the even in this sort of an Tasma, we are twenty twenty race that's still something but I think it has to do with the fact that This is the kind of accusation that sounds believable in also goes directly to. A core constituency that Donald trump obviously needs to Keep energized come November. Yeah we we should note that there's there's been polling of of active duty servicemembers in which he's he's underwater with them There's been an interesting sort of officer enlisted split, but he's been losing ground even with a enlisted members. He's gone for a net positive nine points and Net net net negative twelve points. You can see that there. That's the latest military times pulling. You just mentioned what he said today was pretty remarkable. Briefly, sort of like channeling kind of like left anti-imperialism vis-a-vis his own service chiefs although it's completely like made up and fabricated because he. In the next breath, he's constantly bragging about how big the Pentagon budget is and how Raytheon is making off like a bandit. So but I wanNA play that clip just to get your response to it take a listen to what he said. I'm not saying that military in love with me to soldiers are the top people in the Pentagon probably aren't because they want to do nothing but fight wars so that all of those wonderful companies that make the bombs and make the planes and everything else they. Happy. But we're getting out of the endless wars you know how we're doing. But here's the thing Jeff. They're not this drives me insane the where we have expanded our footprint, we've expanded bombings all the theaters, and this is an absolute con-. This idea that the Great Antiwar Donald Trump has some revolt on his hands on the generals. As, you will know the generals are usually more hesitant to go to war than not usually often more has to go to war than than civilian leaders for some obvious reasons. No, this was remarkable i. mean he sort of channeling. Start Sixty Bob Dylan lyrics here I pointed out on a show media today it's It's quite remarkable given that tomorrow there's a pretty good chance that he'll brag about how much money he's spending on military hardware, and of course, as you know, he's deeply transactional in love it when when foreign countries by our military equipment. So if you're looking for consistency in that particular clip, you're you're looking forward it in the wrong place it doesn't make sense in any kind of traditional understanding of of politics.
Trump continues counterattack on military comments
"Joining us now is Ginger Gibson Deputy Washington digital editor at NBC News thanks for joining US Ginger. Back. Let's talk about some of the fallout from these comments that were attributed to president trump about the military. There's a story in the Atlantic by Jeffrey. Goldberg and he tells a couple of stories. One of them was from two thousand eighteen when he was going to visit a World War One cemetery in France that got canceled in that article, he said that you know, why should I go to that cemetery is filled with losers. He called some of the Marines at died suckers and the rest of the article goes on to. Talk about how he always didn't get along with John McCain words it. He says there, how would these comments played out? What's been the reaction to this so far? Let's start just from the beginning and make clear that trump has vehemently denied the descriptions and accounts that are in that article, some of his aides who were with them on that trip to France have. Also. Denied the accounts that are in this article insisting that he is a supporter of the troops but putting that aside, the descriptions that are in this article are just really detrimental to the president and to the positions that he's taken as someone who is such a supporter in cheerleader for American troops and I think what's clear here too is that he's not talking about. Military members all of these being losers who are who are actively engaged in warfare. He's talking about the ones who've been captured who have died who have been injured sort of people. He thinks that let the best be got them at war, which is really at odds with sort of what we as Americans view the way that people who sacrificed in our military arm. But the interesting thing with all of this is that there was not just the Atlantic there was other news agencies that independently confirmed some of this stuff fox. News Jennifer Griffin she also confirmed a lot of these details. and. As you mentioned the president obviously still saying that he denies all of this stuff but there are a lot of people that have confirmed the so far. That's right. We have seen other news organizations provide some confirmation of the remarks, the losers in the suckers remarks, and you know there are some aides that could have disputed this for example, General Kelly at one point in the article describes an exchange with the president at Arlington Cemetery General Kelly Son who died in Iraq is buried is not heard from General Kelly disputing this account. So there are those who say that there's of evidence. At this is an accurate account and on a political standpoint, we've seen Democrats really tried to run with this fighting campaign was quick to start having veterans come out and criticize the president for this remarks, Vice President Biden, himself who son Beau Biden who has since died of cancer and Iraq they cut advertisements very quickly describing the the remarks that are in this this. So it was clear from at least their vantage point that they saw this as a pretty devastating account of the president, and as you mentioned, you know the president has been a pretty vocal cheerleader of the military throughout. His presidency. So we'll see if this damages him in any way politically but we'll just leave it at that for now
Veterans are divided about reports Trump disparaged military
"The debate over president Donald trump's alleged comments about the military continues treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin has been with the president on many trips involving the military let me tell you I've never seen a more supportive president of the military and Ohio governor Mike DeWine feels the same way hello I've been with the president there's a been a discussion about the military has been extremely respectful to wind appeared on ABC's this week along with former defense secretary Chuck Hagel these are not on the sources but let's go back and look at Mr trump's words himself coming out of his own mouth starting in twenty sixteen was what he said about John McCain and what he continued to say about McCain showing out there Washington
Fox News confirms Trump mocked US troops as ‘suckers’; Biden calls him a disgrace
"Reporter confirmed some parts of that Atlantic story that says President Donald Trump called dead United States soldiers, suckers and losers for getting killed. President calling on Fox to fire that reporter, Fox News. National Security correspondent Jennifer Griffin said she had confirmed trumpet disparities. Veterans also did not want to honor the dead of the US cemetery in France and also she reported that he did not want to lower flags after the death of Senator John McCain. Trump spoke with reporters in Maryland yesterday. Somebody said they say, I said race Frankly, it's a disgrace to your profession. Late Last night, Trump attacked Griffin on Twitter called for her to be fired. He also wrote that Fox News is gone. Republican representative Adam Kinzinger, not siding with Trump, the Illinois congressman defending Griffin, calling her fair and I'm afraid on the other side of the aisle, no surprise Democrats using the report in the Atlantic to their advantage. Trump is long considered himself a champion of the armed forces, his opponents now using his alleged words against him, former vice president president candidate Joe Biden. Calling Trump's reported comments. Biden's words here Disgusting, sick, deplorable UN American and absolutely damnable. Recent Military Times Poll shows support for Trump slipping The poll among active duty servicemen and women showing 49.9% of active duty troops have an unfavourable view of the president, while only 38% had a favorable view. A poll also asked the question. If the presidential election were to be held today, who would you vote for 41.3%? Said Biden, but only 37.4%, said Donald Trump To trouble for a
Trump denies report he disparaged military service members
"Trump says an article in the Atlantic magazine has false, said claims he denigrated fallen veterans and criticized Senator John McCain's funeral. CBS News military consultant Jeff McCausland president made comments on Howard Stern that his Vietnam was, I quote avoiding sexually transmitted diseases while living in Manhattan. The president has made disparaging remarks about the late John McCain about his military service
Trump reportedly called service members "losers" and "suckers"
"Again in the Atlantic and it sets the scene all the way back in two thousand eighteen when trump was in. Paris he was supposed to visit a cemetery for soldiers who died in war and if you'll remember he didn't actually end up going because he said the helicopter couldn't fly because it was raining. And there was a big deal about that obviously because he was afraid of a little rain. He also tried to claim that the secret service wouldn't drive but Jeffrey Goldberg says neither claim was true. In reality he says trump rejected the idea of visit because he feared his hair would become disheveled in the rain and because he did not believe it was important honor American war dead in that is according to four people with firsthand knowledge of discussion that day. He goes on to say in a conversation with senior staff members on the morning of the scheduled visit. Trump said quote why should I go to that cemetery? It's filled with losers. It continues in a separate conversation on the same trip trump referred to more than eighteen hundred marines who lost their lives at Bellawood as quote suckers for getting killed. Bellawood was apparently consequential battle in American history I don't remember it off the top of my head, but I'm just reading what's in the article here. And it says that in that same trip talking about world war. One trump asked who are the good guys in this war? He also said that he didn't understand why the United States would intervene on the side of the allies. Now you'll remember he said this about John McCain back in two thousand fifteen but lost. So I, never liked him as much after that because I don't like interest. But but Frank Franklin. We get to He. He's war hero. He's a war. He's a war hero presumes capture. I like people that weren't captured. Okay. I hate to. The article says that trump had remained fixated on McCain in that when he died back in August twenty, eighteen trump told his senior staff this time according to three sources with direct knowledge of quote we going to support that losers funeral end quote and that he became furious when he saw flags lowered to half-staff saying quote what the F. Are we doing that for guy was a f Ing Loser The White House denies this whole report by the way saying, then the Anti Yadda trump's supported the military more than any president. The article continues according to sources with knowledge of the president's views. He seems to genuinely not understand why Americans treat former prisoners of war with respect. Nor does he understand why pilots who are shot down in combat are honored by the military on at least two occasions since becoming president according to three sources with direct knowledge of his views trump referred to former president George h.w Bush as a quote loser for being shot down by the Japanese. This is where it starts to really get cruel on memorial day twenty, seventeen trump went with then department of Homeland Security Secretary John, Kelly to Arlington Cemetery. The article says the two men were set to visit section sixty, the fourteen acre area of the cemetery that it is burial ground for those killed in America's most recent wars. Kelly son Robert is buried in section sixty according to sources with knowledge of this visit trump while standing by Robert Kelly's grave turned directly to John Kelly in said quote I don't get it what was in it for them. Kelly said he originally thought trump was making a ham handed reference to these selflessness of America's all volunteer force. But later he came to realize that trump simply does not understand non transactional life choices. This is coming from one of Kelly's friends who Goldberg says a retired four. Star General. This friend says quote he can't fathom the idea of doing something for someone other than himself. He just thinks that anyone who does anything when there's no direct personal gain to be had is a sucker. There's no money in serving the nation trump can't imagine anyone else's pain. That's why he would say this to the father of a fallen marine on Memorial Day in the cemetery where he's buried. It goes on to talk about how trump is basically used the military as props how he thinks they answer only to not the constitution as evidenced by his gassing of peaceful protesters in officer who had firsthand knowledge of trump's views says quote. He has a lot of fear. He doesn't see the heroism in fighting and then Goldberg says several observers told me that trump is deeply anxious about dying or being disfigured in this worry manifests itself as disgust for those who have suffered. Than it tells another story about how trump falsely claimed he called quote virtually all of the family members of service members who had died during his term, and then when family started speaking out and saying, no, you didn't trump had to begin rush shipping condolences to those families. Felt last paragraph ends on, which is actually pretty profound. I didn't expect you know something. So big to be saved for the end I thought would be the author's own thoughts but it says in a twenty eighteen White House planning meeting for such an event trump asked to staff not to include wounded veterans on grounds that spectators would feel uncomfortable in the presence of amputees quote nobody wants to see that end quote. I think to me the details really do add credibility and he says he's talking to three or four sources all the time. But it got really interesting here when the Associated Press confirmed his sources essentially this tweet from James Laporta an investigative reporter former marine infantryman. Now, obviously, with the Associated Press, the port a tweeted out yesterday a senior Defense Department official I just spoke with confirmed this story by Jeffrey. Goldberg in its entirety especially the graphs about late senator, John McCain and former Marine General John Kelly president. Donald Trump's former chief of staff. So before that, you had people trying to push out, wouldn't say this. Of course, he didn't say this this is false. Trump. Himself devoted three tweets to claiming that was just a hoax made up by the media who are hungry to You know and his political career. But yeah, that was definitely a big shock when she came out in essentially confirmed most of the story. Republicans are doing their usual remaining silent or denying that it's still true. and. I just don't know how you could say it's not true. He said this in public but. I never liked him as much after that because I don't like. It was right out there and this other tweet from just some random twitter account but it made me think the commander in chief was found guilty stealing money from kids. Cancer charity mocks disabled reporters, gases, protesters for photo ops over twenty thousand lies kills one hundred, ninety, thousand Americans violate civil rights, incites violence calls, fallen soldiers, losers, and suckers. Yeah I guess if you put it against everything, we know about trump name calling certainly seems to be in his wheelhouse. Mentioned surprised that this came to be a big story
Trump and 2015 McCain comments
"Donald trump is vehemently denying allegations made in a shocking Atlantic piece, which claims that trump refused to visit a US military cemetery near Paris in two thousand, eighteen because the fallen soldiers were in his words, losers and suckers. Now I say it was a shocking piece but to be honest with you not so shocking when you consider all the different times, he transparently brazenly said terrible things about members of our military who happen to disagree with him politically. But here he is denying it and then I'll give you what the facts are to think that I would make statements negative to. Our military and our fallen heroes nobody's done what I've done. With the budgets with the military budgets with getting pay raises military it is a disgraceful situation. By a magazine that's a terrible magazine. I don't read it by disagreed with John. McCain. But still respected him and I had to approve his funeral is president. We lowered the flags I had to approve that nobody else I had to approve it when you think I'm just thinking back. I had to approve either Air Force One or military plane. To go to Arizona to pick up his casket and I approved it immediately. So. Let's take a look at a trump tweet from two thousand fifteen because there's always tweet. This is from July two, thousand fifteen where trump referred to John McCain as a loser. I mean he tweeted an article about himself calling John McCain loser. So he was bragging about it also when McCain died in two thousand, eighteen trump refused to lower the White House flag back to half staff even though it's become customary for presidents to sign a proclamation calling for the flag to remain at half staff for members of Congress until the day of interment, and then one other piece of evidence to Kinda refute trump's narrative in that video take a look and I said somebody should run against John McCain who has been. In my opinion not so hot I supported him. I supported for President I raised a million dollars from a lot of money. I supported him. He lost he let us down but he lost. So. I never liked him as much after that because I don't like to lose. But. But Frank Franklin we're get doing. He hit me he's a war hero. He's a war hero he's a war hero presumed captured. I like people that weren't captured. Okay I hate to tell you. That was from twenty. Fifteen event in Iowa. So. I don't know how to talk trump supporters anymore. That's why I'm done with them in my personal life and everywhere else because the guy. Ridiculous Liar. Does he know that he tweeted on John McCain's loser does he know he said on? Massimo you guys all remember when he said for people who weren't. But earlier, he said, I don't like losers referring to John McCain. So why did he come out yesterday and say no I never malsor. Each just unbelievable he's capable and so if you say, Hey, know what I love people who are Liars Okay again I mean do you boo okay. and. And look again. I. Blame the media. And Because So many politicians lie and they never call it out. They'd never they enabled politicians lies for decades. So eventually, you got one that. So over the top that even. Though. And remember you guys remember it took them like a couple of years before they finally gather up the nerve to say, well, what Donald Trump said, there was not correct. I'm forgetting the name of the CNN analyst who finally just said it and then went on this three minute rant fact checking trump. Fact checking trump's RNC speech but he started that three minute rant by saying trump lied he's a liar and I was like. Is. This CNN what's going on? And so yeah, you're right Jangling the fact that that excited me because it's so rare I think mean something and we'll get you the name of the person I'm talking about because he deserves all the credit I'm kind of blanking right now but look I actually think with this particular story and a few others. The media has done a decent job. So for instance, business insider had a very lengthy list highlighting all the different times, Donald trump attacked members of the military right and fallen soldiers. So I wanna read a few of them right now in fact, as you guys can probably remember in July of two thousand, sixteen trump attacked the family of captain who mine con a slain soldier someone who died. Fighting for the country dismissing a speech his father Kaiser Khan made because he said Khan's mother hadn't been allowed to speak the family said she had not spoken because she too emotional to talk about her son's death. And he just kept going after that family. It was it was honestly disgusting in October of two thousand seventeen trump forgot the name of slain US Army Sergeant La- David Johnson while he was on the phone with his widow, Johnson was killed in an ambush in. Niger. While while in active service. Misha. Johnson said the call was trump made her cry and trump told her that her husband knew would he had signed up for in November of two thousand Eighteen Fox News is Chris Wallace asked trump about his thoughts on retired Admiral William mcraven a former navy seal been. who was behind the mission that killed Osama bin. Laden. He interrupted Wallace and said Hillary Clinton. Fan. When Wallace continued trump did to excuse me Hillary Clinton Fan trump went on to repeat that mcraven supported Clinton which by the way he hadn't as well as former President Barack Obama and said frankly wouldn't have been nice if we got Osama bin Laden a lot sooner than that. I mean, there's so many more examples Jank but I mean I want to give you an opportunity to respond to some of them. By the way Daniel Dale is the CNN reporter that I was referring to earlier go ahead. So we've seen him call the generals, losers, thousands of times and so. I guess people are shocked at that. He would go and call the fallen soldiers losers as well, and not just stop a general's or veterans or captured soldiers. But is it really shy at all? He calls everybody lose them in his denial. He called the military people who were the sources for this story lowlifes and liars. If you're trying to deny that you'd ever call anybody in the military losers you shouldn't then turn around in your denial and call them lowlifes. Buyers. So I look. Landing brokers story with four sources. Then Washington Post back it up with three sources and the Associated Press also found sources all saying the same thing. I actually want to read a few excerpts from the Washington Post piece. Again, these aren't the same sources. These are additional sources who also spoke to the Washington Post about. Their experience with trump and what he had to say about fallen soldiers in one account. The president told senior advisors that he didn't understand why the US government plays such a high value on finding. Oh. This is so disgusting finding soldiers missing in action because they had performed poorly and gotten caught in deserved what they got according to a person familiar with the discussion. Okay. That That part of the story like I don't know all of it is gross but that part hit me the hardest because he just doesn't value people's lives and think about losing a family member that way and knowing that the president of the United States does not care to find their bodies. A trump believes people who served in Vietnam War must be losers. They hadn't gotten out of it according to a person familiar with the comments. Trump also complained bitterly to then chief of staff, John Kelly that he didn't understand why Kelly and others in the military treated. McCain, who had been imprisoned and tortured during the Vietnam War with such reverence isn't he kind of a loser? Trump asked according to a person familiar with trump's comments. So. Look at Donald Trump says, this is outrageous synonymous sources. Donald Trump also, just a couple of days ago said that there was a plane full of thugs who are gonNA come and disturb. His, acceptance speech and caused violence and when asked, who told you that he said? I can't tell you basically it's anonymous. So. I'm supposed to believe your anonymous source of a trust me to go. You would know trust me. But we're not supposed to believe now it looks like about a half, a dozen military sources for that talked to three different publications all saying the same thing and all saying things that are very similar to what you said before and by the way yesterday show before the Washington Post Associated Press stories came out I said I guarantee you. that. He thinks that they're suckers 'cause he out of be fake doctor's note because his daddy bottom one and he thinks they're suckers for not being able to get out of the war his spoil less and it turns out. That's exactly what he said according to the military sources that heard him say. And remember when sources are anonymous to the general public that doesn't mean that there are anonymous to the reporters. Reporters have to vet their anonymous sources and corroborate what they're saying So maybe they're anonymous to us, but they're not anonymous to the reporters.
Trump panned over reports he called US war dead 'losers'
"In the wake of an explosive report claiming the president insulted members of the military who sacrificed their lives for this nation. In the report, The Atlantic magazine says the president privately referred to fallen American troops as quote suckers and losers Moments ago, the president said the report is a hoax and called Americans in uniform heroes. Here's CBS's Wegener at the White House. Chip. In addition to calling that article a hoax, saying it was made up by fake sources, the president called the Atlantic Dying magazine that's just trying to gain some sort of relevance. Many members of the military and their loved ones don't see it that way. There was a totally fake story. President. Trump adamantly denied claims he called fallen U. S soldiers, losers and suckers for getting killed. It was a terrible thing that somebody could say the kind of things and especially to make. The president allegedly made the comments while in France in 2018, as part of his reason for not visiting a cemetery near Paris, where American troops are buried. According to the report. Mr Trump cancelled the trip because he feared his hair would become dishevelled in the rain. 10 sources 10 Went on the record debunking these lies. The White House insists the cemetery visit was canceled due to weather but backlash to the bombshell story brewed quickly. My son, Matthew. It is not a loser. Gold star families rebuked the president in a new ad and retired major general Paul Eaton and posted this direct message. You're no Patriot. I tell you about a patriot. My father was killed in Vietnam. The article also said that when Senator John McCain died, president, Trump told senior staffers were not going to support that loser's funeral. Mr Trump insisted, never called McCain reserved, but he has a long history of publicly criticizing the late senator. He's a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren't captured. Okay. The president also claimed that he was proud to honor McCain's death in 2018. But former Trump Administration official Miles Taylor wrote. That's not true. You were angry that D H S notified federal buildings to lower the flags for Senator McCain. I would know because your staff called and told me
Trump panned over reports he called US war dead 'losers'
"William Branham reports on the fallout intensifying today over an article that alleges President Trump made disparaging remarks about U. S troops. It's a fake story, and it's a disgrace that they're allowed to do it. President Trump is firing back after a report in the Atlantic magazine and later confirmed by multiple news organizations, said the president several times called fallen American servicemembers, losers and suckers in the Oval Office today, the president again flatly denied ever making the comments. And instead touted military spending under his administration. There's nobody that considers the military and especially people that have given their lives in the military to be the heroes. Who the heck does he think he is his Democratic opponent, former vice President Joe Biden, whose own son, Beau, served in Iraq. Called the reported comments deplorable. But my son volunteered, enjoying the United States military as the attorney general. I went to Iraq for a year. Won the Bronze Star. Another commendations. He wasn't a sucker secretary of state Mike Pompeo, who was on a 2018 trip to Paris when the president allegedly made some of these comments. Told Fox News. He doesn't remember them have never heard the president used the language. Those certainly has said in that article. But going back to his 2016 campaign, Mr Trump has had a complicated relationship with the military theme. He's often praised those with military experience and has had many working with him in the White House. But other times he's questioned their service. Like his widely criticized comments about Senator John McCain, who was tortured and imprisoned for more than five years during the Vietnam War, a war hero. I like people that weren't captured President Trump overwhelmingly one among veterans in 2016, But since then, his approval rating among members of the military has dropped to 38% in a new poll from Military times. With two months until Election Day. Mr Biden has a four point advantage with thes voters.
Trump Denies Calling Fallen Soldiers ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’
"Trump is strongly denying reporting in the Atlantic that said the president allegedly made disparaging comments against fallen soldiers, especially since I think that anybody help military ABC News White House correspondent Karen Travers is with us, Karen This is an unusually vehement denial fromthe White House, isn't it? Yes, it is. And I was there last night at joint base. Andrews when the president came back in Pennsylvania at that rally there, and he came off the plane and literally like marched over to us. It was dark. There is a loud noise from the plane ended on the president spoke for about seven minutes to take any questions. He just ranted about this piece in the Atlantic. He was fired up, and he emphatically denied these explosive allegations that he made disparaging remarks. Stop falling soldier. He said he'd be willing to swear on anything that never said about our fallen heroes, he said. There's nobody that respects the more. The White House was very quick last night after the peace broke to say this was not true, several officials who were on the trip with the president Clued in the former press secretary Sarah Sanders saying she was there that did not happen. But, you know, I think now there could be some pressure for whoever the source is. Work. Go public. You know, I think the White House is a valid point that this is this is going to only be anonymous sources saying this they feel this smear campaign against the president. For those who haven't heard Karen. What are the allegations specifically? Yeah. The allegations that piece in the Atlantic say that the president called Americans who died during war, losers and suckers that he stepped away from doing a visit to a cemetery for U. S soldiers in France because he didn't think it was important to go there. There are four people in the article that say they have firsthand knowledge of this, but they're not me. I should also note. We have not confirmed the details from the Atlantic and there was a piece I believe in The Washington post later. Or the that said that they had confirmed some of these things. There's also a lot about in the Manning case about the president speaking ill of John McCain before in public that isn't necessarily something new. But president last night, will even denying that he'd ever called John McCain, a loser he had publicly on DH talks about all he did. Became funeral, even though they disagreed and did not get along. At
Report: Trump disparaged US war dead as 'losers,' 'suckers'
"President trump is denying a report in the Atlantic that alleges multiple locations in which he disparaged members of the U. S. military who'd been captured or killed president trump calls it totally false after the athletic published allegations he referred to World War one heroes as losers and suckers and declined to visit their final resting place outside Paris in November of twenty eighteen using bad weather as an excuse sources also confirm trump referred to the late senator John McCain and former president George H. W. bush as losers for getting shot down by enemy forces and that trump question the sacrifice of troops killed in Afghanistan at Arlington National Cemetery late Thursday the president said he would be willing to swear he never said that about fallen heroes adding what animal would say such a thing Jackie Quinn Washington
More than 100 Bush-McCain-Romney alums go for Biden
"It's Thursday and President Donald Trump close the Republican convention this evening from the White House and the GOP seeks to rally around trump sixty eight days before election day. Here's what the world looks like. More than one hundred prominent alumni at the last three Republican nominees, George W Bush John McCain and Mitt. Romney are endorsing. Joe. Biden.
Joe Biden leads President Trump in national poll
"His past week the Democratic National Convention took place this coming week Republican convention will be happening as well and with both of these happening, we are firmly into the general election. But what do the polls show about the state of the Presidential Race Joe Biden continues to maintain lead but that is narrowing and while Biden, has his supporters. Voters are really more united opposition against President trump for more on what all the polls are saying right now, we'll speak to Stephen Shepherd politics editor. At politico. We got a boatload of polling over the past few days leading into the two conventions here and but it shows is some slight tightening from earlier in the summer when Joe Biden was up routinely around ten or twelve points in the polls over president trump that now averages out just seven or eight points in a number of those polls tightening slightly one poll tightened a lot more. But that looks like more of an out wire a couple of polls actually showed Biden's lead. Widening those look a little bit like out lighters overall, it shows a slightly tighter raising. You're absolutely right about this being the kickoff really for the general election, we have the two party conventions. By the following week you first absentee ballots and a swing state North Carolina, go out to voters in the mail the week after the Republican convention. So we're talking about really the election is as we are going to know it in this sort of pinned era really being on our once we. Get through these conventions and it's GonNa be interesting to see because usually when we have a convention that party gets a bump and with the Democrats Convention being virtual and who knows how exactly how the Republican convention is GonNa play out are those bumps going to be comparable? Another thing that we're seeing is that or Joe Biden it's not necessarily hey, we support Joe. Biden. We Love Joe Biden. There's some of that but most of his vote is coming in as opposition to president trump. This is something that I think. We've looked at over the course of the past few months where you see a relative enthusiasm gap when you ask people how enthusiastic they are to don't folded ended it president trump's supporters and. Whether it's in parentheses or on social media are very active here his rallies or about him horror. So Biden, it is more about for his voters seems to be more about kicking out the incumbent president and NBC News Wall Street Journal poll out on Sunday Fifty, eight percent Biden supporters said there was more about opposing trump just thirty six percents that it was about voting for Biden for. Trump voters, seventy four percents they were voting for trump because they meant it as a vote for trump only twenty percent of trump voters they meant more as against Joe by. So you have this kind of asymmetry where go Biden's voters are enthusiastic about voting. They're just a disaster about voting against president trump not necessarily copilot and it'll be his challenge over the next couple of months to keep. Those voters in the fold one point I wanNA make on Convention bounces is Democrats as may recall or initially supposed to hold their convention in the middle of July five weeks ago. The idea was having an earlier convention would give them momentum through the summer carry through the Olympic Games would have been in the early part of this month would be ending right around now and that would set. Their nominee up well, even going into the Republican convention. In late August, obviously, they put back hoping that they could buy some time and still have an inverse invention with that didn't happen. We're stuck with these back to back virtual conventions and I think that's going to blunt both the virtual nature of the conventions, and also the timing factor Republican convention begins just four days after the Democrats conclude. Limit what kind of momentum each party I think can get out of this four-day infomercial that part looking to put on over the next couple of weeks. What kind of bump did the naming of Kama Harris as the running mate for Joe Biden? What kind of bump did that provide I know and the first forty eight hours they got forty, eight, million dollars. So the fundraising part of it was kind of their but polls, what were they saying about it? Well we see only a few polls conducted after Joe Biden named his running mate and they're pretty consistent with the polls that were conducted right before earlier last week. So I don't know that it changed the race a lot but what we saw is overall voters telling pollsters that they approve of the choice Joe Biden made arguably a safe choice choosing an experienced candidate who has exposure on the national stage voters got to know her during her presidential campaign in twenty nineteen CBS News of a Washington. Post. CNN. SRS sound maturities practices choice to that's not uncommon majorities approved of John. McCain's choice of Sarah Palin in two thousand eight in the first days. Obviously. Whereas well with voters over the closing couple of months of that campaign. So it's not unusual for there to be enthusiasm around the right after it's made the Salads or Democrats and for Kamo houses to keep that going the her momentum going through the convention this week, and obviously the other key moment for her and for Vice President Mike Pence Day or debate in early October
Cindy McCain highlights friendship between John McCain and Joe Biden
"Coming. We talked about it in the show leading up to night number two. Ah, this was something that wasn't revealed until today. But Cindy McCain doing a video that really goes through The moments together, the John McCain and Joe Biden spent and look they were in the Senate. They serve for a very long time together, so they did have AH relationship a pretty close relationship, and that was highlighted in that video that featured Cindy McCain. Here's a little bit of that. It was a friendship that shouldn't have worked John, a former Navy pilot, just released from a North Vietnamese prison. Joe, a young senator from Delaware. But in the 19 seventies, Joe was assigned a military aid for a trip overseas. I was Navy Senate liaison and used to carry your bags on overseas trips. The son of a gun never carried my bags. He was supposed to carry my bags down it, but he never carried my bag. Jonjo travel thousands of miles again. That was Cindy McCain, narrating a video that featured really the friendship between John McCain and Joe Biden during their time serving together in the Senate. And in the
Trump will not visit Capitol to pay respects to civil rights icon John Lewis
"The world said goodbye to a civil rights icon in our nation's Capitol today and elsewhere, representative John Lewis honored in ceremonies at the Capitol. Talk about how that's impacting people where you are and what you saw, but it's hard to underestimate His impact on the civil rights leader. He was literally one of think a gang of six lieutenants under Martin Luther King back in the sixties, and at the time I think he may have been 25 26 years old Martin Luther King was only in his early thirties. When he gave his I have a dream speech, and we forget, you know, there's such towering figures were way think that they were much older than they were. And John Lewis died at 80 has had this incredibly long career. Hey, was beaten to within an inch of his life defending their right to vote and equal rights. For African Americans. This man is a hero. His bravery is is just breathtaking. One comment. I read from a colleague of his today and I was really taken with, she said. It was during the time of the hippies when John Lewis forever wore a three piece suit and carried a briefcase because he wanted to be taken seriously and thought to be ah, involved with important stuff. And you don't see that much anymore. And not only that, but hey also recalled that when he was arrested for civil disobedience, certainly not violence, but simply Protesting and using his first Amendment right to speak up. He always smile for the mug shot because he goes, I didn't do anything wrong. Why should I be doing anything about smiling here truly one of a kind of the benefit of all Americans then and now you go ahead and what's astonishing is that President Trump once again? Is not doing anything to pay his respects to this American icon. Hey, was asked, the president was asked if he was going to go up to the capital to pay respects to John Lewis, who was lying in state. They're one of I think only three African Americans to ever do that Rosa Parks. And Ah, uh, Thurgood Marshall. I think you were the other two. And he the president goes. No, I'm not going to no explanation. No comments about John Lewis. And, of course, he and John Lewis. We're not B f F S. John Lewis famously did not show up to the President's in all your old saying that he thought he was an illegitimate president. That he thought that he or at least the Russians did everything they could to get him elected and that it wasn't a legitimate presidency. He was going to attend the inaugural A good opportunity if nothing else, and this is a crass way to look at it to score some points. And we're all taught from a very early age. We show respect for those who have passed on it. It seems like an easy opportunity for the president take advantage of well. The president has not done that. For many leaders who died over the last couple years. John McCain, notably He did not was not invited to the funeral but didn't even bother to crash He was playing golf at his name escapes me now the congressman from Maryland who died another African American civil rights leader. Also had clashes with the president. He did not show up for that, then think I think the only major funeral that President Trump has shown up for was George H. W. Bush.
"john mccain" Discussed on First Person
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"john mccain" Discussed on AM Joy
"To remember that they represent something good to not everything in the past was bad, not everything in the past has to be rejected and repudiated. And while he made mistakes route his life, some of which he would never change his mind about. He did represent a kind of dedication to service not to get rich, not to be famous, not to make money, but he dedication to service that everyone can admire even if they disagree with how he performed some of that service. And that's, that's what I got, and looking at this and I believe is family wh one point with a tat during the two thousand primary by George Bush and the daughter to has. I think that Representative of a man who could even. In this personal life change as America change around, absolutely. And speaking of George W Bush and that campaign was also incredibly people. Forget how nasty that two thousand primary was, including those those accusations of the lack of daughter, which we're not made by the Bush campaign. But what made by sort of allied sort of nasty nasties on that side. But let me let you listen to George W Bush the forty third president earlier eulogizing John McCain, his former rival. He was courageous with the Kurds that frightened his captors and inspired his countrymen. He was honest, no matter whom it offended. Presidents were not spared at various points throughout his long career. John confronted policies and practices that he believed were unworthy of his country. To the face of those in thirty. John McCain would insist, we are better than this America is better than this. John is the first to tell you it was not a perfect man, but he dedicated his life to national ideals that are as perfect as men and women had yet conceived. You know, it is interesting that those who are on the other side of George W Bush on everything including the war in Iraq door, even his presence sort of represented something that seems bygone the ability to still look back with some sort of wistfulness to a leader and to see that person as president right to the embody the office despite the fact that bitter differences with them that also seems to have passed away with this era that John McCain represented. Really, it's an era of decency in era of of looking at the president, even if you disagree with him as someone who can speak eloquently and who can slay out with the president, what the president and what the American people think is just shared values. This idea that even if you disagree with someone, even if there are democrat and you're Republican even for your man, and there are woman, there are things that we can use share and actually have in common and you don't have to fight tooth and nail. And when you have disagreements and you can and you and you talk about people's flogged, they don't have to be kind of cheap shots and nicknames and yelling at people they could be. This is what I disagreed about. This is maybe a vote that I didn't appre-. She ate. But overall, this is a good person. What we're seeing now I think is essentially a president that is doing that and Jill wine banks. We have been at this stage in American history. Many times before he'd credible divisiveness, a president at times leading that divisiveness are causing the Nixon air was obviously one of them, your thoughts as you watched this service for John McCain, this front row, full of power, incredible power, men who embodied the presidency's a woman, and also Albor former vice president who aspired to the presidency and the absence of one one leader in that on that front row, the current president, United States, your thoughts. Well, to me, John McCain represents character and values and civil discourse in a bipartisan world that we have seemingly lost. And that I hope that this reminder in this very touching parade of wonderful speakers eulogizing him will remind us we could have back again, John McCain. I'm Intel you right now for the premiere of a movie about Watergate. And John McCain is one of the people in the movie and his humor and his decency are certainly portrayed there as they were in all the comments that were made about him today. And I really just hope that the process that Watergate allowed to go forward can go forward in a bipartisan civil way that would honor John McCain's memory. And as we as we finished today at can..
"john mccain" Discussed on AM Joy
"Thank you all for being here. I want to go to you first you John McCain planned these last several days of his memorial to the letter and very specifically with a lot of messages in mind. He had to know that the message he was sending by asking that gentlemen, the former president of the United States Barack Obama to speak for him and his at his funeral will sending a resounding and very sharp message to the current president of the United States who he pointedly did not advice your thoughts. All the message today was really American values over power over party politics. This funeral, I think was as much about John McCain as it was about the future of America and what we want to be as a country. When I think about the speakers you, you start with Meghan McCain, who talked about the fact that America has always been great. That we that her, that her father told her that nothing will break you. Then you go to Joe Lieberman who said that John McCain nurtured American values that that was one of the things that stuck with him. Then you go to Brock Obama who said the best way to honor. John McCain is to fight for your country. This was really as a day where people were thinking about, okay, we're Democrats Republicans, but we're really Americans. And what that means is we have to respect each other. We have to be decent. We have to think about what the best thing is for generations to come. And I think over and over again, you heard that and that was by design, John McCain planning every single detail of this new that everybody was going to be watching this, that this was going to be overshadowing anything that happened today. And of course President Trump he's playing golf. He's tweeting about NAFTA tweeting about Russia. No one's listening to that right now because everyone's really enthralled with the idea that after John McCain dies, we're not sure who's gonna fill that void. Yeah, we're quite not paying any attention to him and it has to be quite painful for the current president. He's not getting any attention this morning. Career jump here. Steve Schmidt on earlier who fought on the other side of that two thousand eight campaign from you and me who are working on the Obama campaign watching President Obama speak. I think a lot of people in my time line, a lot of people on my text messages, we're feeling incredibly wistful. It feels like an almost an anachronism to see a a man stand up there who has this incredible sense of the grandeur America, the scope of what America means, who can speak to it in such an eloquent fashion and who did it on behalf of the man. He vanquished for the presidency. John McCain was a war hero, a genuine bona fide hero of the precise type that Americans use to elect as president the Eisenhower archetype. He was kept from the president by two men, George W Bush and Barack Obama and invited both of them to speak at his funeral. Your thoughts watching Barack Obama who I think made everyone wistful, but that era of a president who could speak in that manner about us about as a as a country and the passing of a kind of Senator. We don't have any more in John McCain. Yeah, joy. There were really no empty gestures at all in the last couple of days. And certainly today by John McCain, as you mentioned, he really planned every inch of his funeral. Once he learned that when he was diagnosed with brain cancer and John McCain got exactly what he wanted a total and complete rejection of Trump and Trumpism that was a live broadcast live on on national television for all to see what we saw today was former presidents. And as you mentioned Obama and enjoy Jobe Bush speaking today while speaking so eloquently so poignantly, and you saw Senator Senator to leadership, all of Washington DC essentially coming together to reject Donald Trump. I think you would find it hard pressed anyone. Someone would find it hard pressed to see a more public, a more ceremonial rebuke of a sitting president..
"john mccain" Discussed on AM Joy
"Brock Obama made a powerful point when the president stood up there and he talked about the most perfect idea ever put to paper by the mind of man or woman. This idea that all men are created equal and endowed by their creator with an alienable rights among them life liberty in the pursuit of happiness. The most powerful idea in human history is the idea of the United States of America in imperfect nation that has never quite lived up to its founding ideals imperfect in much the same way that John McCain was imperfect, but he perfectly loved this country and that ideal and he served his entire life in service to that ideal. To the idea of America in the idea of America that was so beautifully inadequately laid out by the two former presidents in by many of the speakers and by many of the people over this week is what John McCain committed his life to now the virtues love and heroism and valour they exist everywhere in this country. Right now, there are acts of kindness and love in service being made by ordinary Americans. But those virtues are absent generally in our political class in service in Washington, DC right now in this country, this government of the people by the people for the people. Will have to make a choice about what type of country do we wanna live in? Do we wanna live in a country of division and hatred and anger and racism? Or are we able to rise above it? Dr king talked about the fact that the moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends towards Justice. And when we think about this season of meanness, vile cruelty from the political leadership from the president of the United States, we will move past this and when we do and we put this, sorry, chapter behind us, we will need to have in this country. A season of reconciliation in John McCain's life is a is a signal to us about how you do that. Yeah. I mean, I guess the question for a lot of people though is who will lead that because you saw in front of us today, leaders who are no longer in office, no longer, you You know, know. sort of with the bully pulpit to do it except on occasion like this. And so it feels like there isn't a presence. John McCain was sort of back dot, right? So who does that now when when ABRAHAM LINCOLN was elected, the fact was lamented by William to comes to Sherman who essentially said that we've elected backwards barbarian on educated, the country's doomed. He has no competence for this task. And when Lincoln was assassinated, general Sherman who had last seen him at city point with General Grant the week or so before was asked to reflect on Lincoln's, wife, the man he had come to know, and he said that he had met all the great men of the world, the industrialised kings and emperors generals, but he never met a man who possess more of the qualities of greatness and goodness than ABRAHAM LINCOLN would has always been true about the country and almost providential e. So is the right leaders have emerged at the right time. Dwight Eisenhower was a Colonel in the army who hadn't been promoted in thirteen years in one thousand nine hundred forty. When we look at at this country amongst us or good indecent people. And there are people who have the qualities of character that John McCain exhibited in his life who will rise amongst us to lead us together to a better place. I can't tell you the answer, but I am confident about this. Anybody who despairs about the future of this country should should know and think about this for a minute a country that can produce a man like John McCain is going to be okay. I thought very hopeful note, I think Chris Matthews, I, I think about John McCain, put forward his ideals in very pointed fashion in the way that he designed these last several days. I think about the the service in Arizona where he had the Zona cartel an African American NFL player. That's been a point of contention with the current occupant of the White House, Latino Democrats. Instead of Joe Biden, he made sure that he his values were clear and clarified for anyone..
"john mccain" Discussed on Left, Right & Center
"I'm Josh barrow of business insider and MSNBC on the right is rich, Lowry editor of national review on left his Ana Marie Cox host of with friends like these and columnist for scifis fan girls and Doug Holtz he can is still with us. Doug is president of the American action forum and is a former head of the Congressional Budget Office and chief economist to President. George W Bush on Monday, perhaps in part out of a desire to push John McCain off the front pages, President Trump announced Porsche trade deal with Mexico Mexico in the US agreed to tighten rules about how much of a car has to be made within the NAFTA area to qualify for tariff-free treatment. New rules would also require some fraction of a car to be built by workers making at least sixteen dollars an hour. These rules are intended to encourage more auto and auto-parts production in the US, but there is a problem. NAFTA is a three country agreement in Canada wasn't part of these negotiations Canada's been trying to catch up in the NAFTA talks this week, hashing out longstanding disputes over dairy, tariffs and other matters. Because President Trump wants to reach a framework by Friday. So Mexico can sign a new deal before the sitting Mexican president leaves office in December, but a wrench got thrown into that plan on Friday off the record comments from Trump got leaked to the Toronto Star in which he seemed to brag that Canada was going to get nothing at wanted out of the negotiation and would have to cave anyway. This obviously makes it harder for prime minister, Justin Trudeau to sell any agreement back at home, Doug, what do you make of what is going on here. I think there are. There are two things going on. The first is that Canada needs deal with the United States. It is a weird, their largest market. They are largest trading partner, so we should want to deal with them as well. But there's no reason why Canada has to the deal by today by Friday. That's all being driven by the desire of the outgoing, Mexican president to sign, but he's coordinated with his successor. They'd had both teams at the table and and that's just a a fiction. The president has invented to try to Jim, the the Canadians, and I don't think they'll be jammed that'll be that the second thing that's gone on is that it's pretty clear now that the president has not negotiated in good faith with the American people and who knows how he's treated the Canadians. His stated claim again, and again, has been that he would use tariffs as a strategic tool to force our partners to come to trade agreements that were better that had lower tariff and non-tariff barriers to trade. The deal announced with Mexico is not that it didn't get rid of the St.. On aluminum terrace. It raised the non-tariff barriers to trade in the in the domestic content and these minimum wages, it is completely at odds with his stated goals. And now he's got a problem with congress in the American people, he's not doing what what he said he was doing rich. Why doesn't Mitch McConnell, put a stop to this. You have strong Republican support for free trade in congress while modernizing NAFTA in some abstract sense would probably be a good thing to do. It's not a necessary thing to do. It's probably not something that free traders can trust Donald Trump to do. So why not just say, we're not gonna take any of this up and we're especially not gonna take up a to country agreement that excludes Canada..
"john mccain" Discussed on Channel 33
"He was disinvited from John McCain, one of John McCain's final, you know, in the in the final months of his life, there were news stories, but how, yeah, you know him and his wife, Cindy McCain, you know, let it be known that, hey, Trump don't come to my funeral. So it's it's been sort of an awkward week in terms of memorialize McCain, because usually think about it. It's like this sort of big Republican polish. Fission dies. And you'd think that like the, I mean, the current president is a Republican. Normally, there would be if you think back to like when Reagan died right. Bush was president when Reagan died. And so there's this sense in which the party sort of rallies behind the legacy of this crucial figure and it's party. Whereas meanwhile, because Trump and McCain had this feud Trump is in this awkward position where he just clearly does not wanna talk about McCain a lot, and it kind of makes Trump look weak because even though Trump obviously survives McCain and he's the most powerful Republican in the world. He also, there's this weird air Trump sort of resisting celebrating McCain that just makes him look like a dip shit or sore loser, whatever you wanna call them, especially as all these other people, including Brock Obama who's not even Republican as of emerging to pay tribute to Kane. Yeah, it's been interesting to see. Trump be silence on something. It's also I don't know. I've been having this weird sensation because Trump Nuys sort of responded to McCain's death in the same way, which I feel very uncomfortable. When I, whenever I realized that me and Trump are behaving the same way, like I was not a fan of John McCain, but I just I didn't really, I didn't. I haven't been saying anything about his death because I just felt like I didn't everything to add. Trump has been doing the same thing. Like the silence on his end has been interesting, and then the whole flag debacle is another thing like people were mad that the White House didn't properly display the flag at half mast for long enough. I honestly thought that was a little overblown. I think the half mask thing is like a super weird tradition, but yet it's been, I don't know. I've been sort of struggling with like how to process McCain's death. I was talking to a little bit about this earlier, but like it it feels very significant because it does feel like the death of type of politician in addition to an individual, he was known as the maverick, but he also in many ways, represented the sort of. Fairly standard, moderate Republican, domestically, I guess, very warmongering Republican in in foreign affairs, but you represented the strain of Republican that seems to be a dying breed part of generation. These weird McCain is we're generation right because in terms of his political career Rayleigh he's he's only he's only Senator since the late eighties. So there's a sense in which like he had a long Senate career, but he's not, you know, it's not like he some old school like Nick zone, Nick Sonia era, Senator who late. He, I lived to an old age and he has a military is a famous military career that produces political career, but McCain is a strange example of when you talk about him being a certain kind of politician, it's not even purely because of the time he entered the Senate or the time he entered the Republican party. I think it actually really just has a lot to do with his background like think about it. A lot of it is tied up in the fact that he fought in Vietnam and is generally lake celebrated as a war hero. And so that that underscores why a fight over how long the White House wanted to fly the US flag at half mast would be sailing in a way that it might not be quite a salient with any other Senator right?.
"john mccain" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"Likely to engage in these big purchasing decisions, especially buying a house to a lesser extent. A car when they have confidence, things aren't going to go to hell in a Handbasket and like for that reason, actually, their key finding here is that Democrats were much more spooked by the Trump election than Republicans were encouraged by which is something they predict because kind of loss aversion predicts these kind of decisions. But it does seem that we have a finding here that among a certain kind of people who are likely to use being searches, Democrats assumed that the economy was going to be terrible and therefore they shouldn't engage in any major purchasing decisions despite the fact that that does not has not materialized, right. Like despite the fact, frankly, that the story that Democrats tell about why Donald Trump is unacceptable, isn't that the economy is doing badly, it's the economy is leaving some people behind, you know that people aren't aren't deigning and that Donald Trump is unacceptable for a whole host of other reasons. But like the story isn't getting. Donald Trump is going to wipe out the wealthy. You and your family have accumulated in the same way would have for public. But I actually think this is an interesting difference in the psychology of like the left wing ideologue whose view is like people left behind, blah, blah. But like like norm core democrat, I think would this captures well and see with people. I know all the time. They look at Donald Trump and they look at his behavior and they just cannot believe that he isn't going to wreck the Ronnie. Right, right. Yes. Did like that is like the the at some level of like particularly like white college educated liberals who are not necessarily like super political, like they just see what Donald Trump is doing. They see how Donald Trump behaves. They see how he tweets, crazy stuff. They see how he gets weird fights. John McCain, they see how he doesn't seem to understand the policy topics that he is. Talking about and they in part because they are partisan and in part because they trained by the experience of the Obama years to believe that macroeconomic management is this incredibly challenging aspect of the presidency that requires a lot of time and attention and knowledge and wisdom. They just like, assume that disaster is coming and that it cannot be that like this buffoon can just preside over an extended period of peace and prosperity. I think that is fair. And this is kind of what this study is assessing very explicitly as like, what is your prospective evaluation of the economy and how does that affect your real world behavior? But they're focusing on prospective because there are already studies building up a pretty substantial body of knowledge that retrospective use of the economy also change depending on parties in power and not that like I just I, I wanna drive home because you know to be like, it's not a surprise to anybody listening that you know, we assume that. More people listening to this podcast are left of center than right of center. Like despite the thing that a lot of left of center people tell themselves that they are more attuned to reality than their counterparts..
"john mccain" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"So anyway, it was interesting moment for me to just say something that's a sort of separate issue, but to say something that's even perceived a slightly negative about John McCain, that he taps there Palin abused vice presidential candidate, and it's also like a deeply weird phenomenon that all of the encomia of John McCain were based in this idea that, oh, his passing, you know what you were saying earlier, lower that his passing represents an era of politicians of their. Publican party that has passed, and we know that it's passed because of Donald Trump, and this is just a perfect symbol of that. The praise is dependent on the idea that the McCain ultimately lost right, but he lost the battle. The Republican party should be. And when you point out that actually John McCain did something, it wouldn't have happened without him that like nobody. It wasn't like Sarah Palin was inevitable pick for vice president and that had a pretty direct line to the conflict of celebrity and personal brand and right. Weighing culture warrior that like that is seen as a knock on him to actually say. He ended up having influence that at least one decision he made helped create the Republican exist today. No. And wanted to hear that weekend probably ever. But yeah, that there is the separation of the sort of John McCain is metaphor for something America has lost, and then there's the literal conversation about John McCain about. Hey, he picks Palin and you know, he really missed his moment to be a steward or something bigger in the aftermath of the election. So there's that to me that just is this kind of moment ran of, yeah. Are we talking about John McCain in a sort of abstract way? Or we talking about the literal John McCain, because if you get into the littoral John McCain and really wanna look at his actual legacy, there's a large constituency for not doing that. And with that, we'll take another break and say, say for well to Laura gonna sit around and talk about Bing methodology. All right. I'll see you guys later. Thank you. Pay listeners. I'm Martha Brookes post to the Arthur Brooke show on the vox.
"john mccain" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"To our conversation. So I have been dying for days to ask you Darah like what was the deal with John McCain and immigration like this is one of these things like I like most people. I am aware that like when there was a push for bipartisan immigration reform, McCain was like one of the headline names for that on the Republican side. But there were like many, many moving pieces in that legislation and like I don't settle legislation. Was was he legislating or was he, or was he just like a face for the Bill? Or like what was his like his angle like like, what was he all about? And also tells what happened in the end like the next the next chapter in the saga anyway, tell us everything. Pastors like the thin. You kind of have to remember. John McCain was a champion of very particular thing called comprehensive immigration reform, dude, which took shape in the early to mid two thousands versions of it, went in front of the Senate and twenty six twenty seven Antoni thirteen in twenty thirteen ended up passing the Senate by a very large margin and then died in the house largely because Marco Rubio who had been one of the people, shepherding through the Senate made it pretty clear that he wasn't willing to stick his neck out any further than he already had. But it's really interesting if you think about it that legislation that was not identical, but was built around the same basic framework. Of we're going to have a path to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants were currently here, we're going to increase border security to prevent future entries and we're going to revamp legal immigration, particularly for greater flexibility and bringing low skilled workers to the United States that like those three things are the basis of legislation that gets introduced in twenty six and twenty seven unsuccessfully. And then the continues to twenty thirteen. It's like it's a weirdly almost over baked thing where the elite consensus on it was so strong and there was so little ability to kind of substantively changed the legislation to get people on board, which especially in the Senate, like there's a lot of performance of, oh, you've given me my thing. You've agreed to address my concern. I can now get on board with it. They were able to do that a little bit with border security in the twenty thirteen version. But like the cake was pretty much baked. And I think it's really important to understand that. When we're talking about McCain's rule because McCain wasn't, there wasn't like a particular piece of this that John McCain thought was particularly important. He thought it was important to have ordered security. He thought it was important to like legalize people who are already here. He mocked Mitt Romney pretty mercilessly after Romney's loss in two thousand twelve years. You can't get eleven million people to self deport. That was a really dumb thing to say that helped cost us the election, and he thought that it was important. You know, remember him from two thousand seven, like berating someone at a town hall, New Hampshire for like the idea that he wanted a lettuce picking job fit. Immigrants were taken for whatever it was. It was a memorable straight talk moment. He was actually the kind of thing about immigration that I think many people who favor immigration reform like many like white people who favor immigration reform think but wouldn't say. But you know it was something like Google do it. Great sign up for a full season in a hundred degree weather to pick lettuce in Zona and then come. Complained to me about, you know, people taking your job and like, yeah, it was like obvious, right? Like nobody, nobody from New Hampshire wanted to go move to AirAsia to be a lettuce picker Arizona's particularly interesting because like even before John McCain was engaged on this, Jeff flake in the house was pushing this exact same look. Let's be realistic here. There's only one way we're going to solve this problem and it involves allowing people to come here and do the jobs asterisk when flake was in the Senate and twenty thirteen apparently and there's a really good Ryan lease a New Yorker piece about the kind of twenty thirteen Bill that I'll put in show notes..
"john mccain" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"But at the same time, you would also acknowledge that like these people really were bitter political rivals, like Donald Trump and John McCain, the had their moments of disagreement. They had their moments of tough words for. In another McCain's dissents from the Trump administration were not meaningless. But at the same time, novel Trump talks about Donald Trump's achievements and he brags about himself. He talks about the tax cut Bill. He passed and John McCain voted for that. He talks about all the judges whose gotten confirmed and John McCain voted for all those judges. He talks about the big increase in defense spending. John McCain was the lead author of that big increase in defense spending, and it's not like John McCain, like sold out and became a Trump Bhatt, but it's like McCain and Trump both converged on a large, you draw the vendetta grams of like stuff. John McCain is into stuff. Donald Trump is into stuff. Paul Ryan is into and those are all somewhat different circles. But they have like a big piece of overlapping territory, which is why they are all influential Republican party politicians. And like Trump's inability to even recognize like that. There's an. Aspect of life where it's like, sometimes you have to pretend to like people who don't really like sometimes you'd say nice things that you don't really mean. But then there's another thing where it's like, okay, just stop like think sincerely, is there something I do believe that I can say that is nice about this person and like for Donald Trump and John McCain, there really should be like they agreed on many things. John McCain voted solid Republican for like all kinds of Donald Trump stuff. He served his country with honor. It's like the most obvious nice thing you can say about John McCain, and it's like Trump's desire to wage this feud like after McCain's death, when there wasn't even that much to it is like to me, it's like the kind of thing is really unnerve ING about the Trump era aids. So odd. It's politically counterproductive. I think in an obvious way like Trump's team didn't seem to think this was a good. Everybody was very uncomfortable all day with this like weird situation and it's like, I'm going to say like, we'll we're a hop skip and jump from like mishandling the flags to global thermonuclear war. But it's like, what is the decision making process? It's it's so different from like he has his tax ideas. I don't agree with to like he has said he has nobody agrees with and yet cannot be compelled to just like behave in rational way. I mean, I find this fascinating because John McCain is famous for being a stiff necked, like very stubborn, various acids person who often bears grudges against people for for what he perceives his character flaws on that on their part that aren't necessarily related to policy. Like before John McCain was Thornton. Donald Trump side. He was thorn Iraq Obama side before he was Thorin. Barack Obama's III was a thorn in George Bush's side like it is a hater. Yeah, he was. He was a certainly strong personality and. That's kind of that was the root of a lot of the media darling ship was this idea that he was a maverick that he was willing to say, things that he was willing to call out people whether or not they were members of his own party when they disagreed within that was seen as a as a statement of him being principled rather than being like a stubborn SOB. So in that regard, it's kind of interesting that McCain is being seen as the kind of norm that has passed away of collegiality when in fact, it's not that McCain was collegial, but that he understood that people on the opposing side could also be good friends that like he did trust people even where he may not have agreed. You know that he kept a very close friendship with Lindsey, Graham till the day key died as far as we know. And Lindsey, Graham had a very different approach to Donald Trump that he actually was willing to work with people who he didn't necessarily trust in the Democratic Party on unvarying issues that Russ Feingold is going to be a pallbearer at his funeral because they worked together on campaign finance reform and apparently were like super close after that. It's those. Those kinds of things that Donald Trump doesn't appear to have not because Donald Trump is often stiff, necked and stubborn..
"john mccain" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds
"This is why we have norms. Right? Like I feel like the big question. That this whole saga has raised for me is we know that Donald Trump is particularly dismissive of you can't do that because it's that's not the way it's done. There are cases in which the norms that he is blowing up our these very old school Washington, you know, we all play nice with each other rural chummy. The substance of politics isn't going to interfere with our relationships. A thing that can often diminish the real life consequences of politics and policy for people. And I think all of us at the state will probably have different assessments of how good it is to break some of those down to the fact is that he's barreling through them and the reason that you have things like that is because if people are forced to make their own decisions on a case by case basis, it's going to depend on their temperament and someone like Donald Trump who never sees any need to show any respect to anybody unless he thinks he can get something out of them is just going to refuse. If you don't have a norm of. Of, you know, we say nice things about people who are dead, even if we disagree with them. If you don't have a norm of when a sitting Senator dis whether or not the White House loved that sitting Senator, they order the flags to half like you take it away. And yes, some people are going to make a reason to inform decision, and you know, have lengthy podcast discussions about whether John McCain's legacy deserves the amount of phrase that was poured on him over the weekend, but some people are Donald Trump. Yeah. And you kind of do broader norms lingering. I think to your point to Dr I agree with norms. I also think I also went through this journey of how I feel about these ways of these waves of praise for John McCain in this almost reflexive way. And I actually have come to a different feeling about it more broadly of setting aside the details of any reporter or setting. This is of the details of the John McCain temper tantrum. It's not surprising to me that in this. Moment when we do have a president who is rejecting norms and is the kind of president who will say. I refuse to say something nice about a war hero that is John McCain, who passed away that I think the emotional response as much as the fact that John McCain is a, he's always been a media darling, but in this case, losing John McCain with something bigger in this moment where we have this really sort of nasty person in the White House, whether or not John McCain lived up to his own rhetoric of bipartisanship and collegiality, and whether he actually fulfilled those things we can talk about. But the way he conducted himself made people believe in a version of politics that I think we used to aspire too again, whether or not it was real or whether or not America ever did that. He stood there and said, we can come together and that we are battles of ideas and that we wanna do the right thing and we can do it together. And that was an aspirational. Vision of America. When that a think the public was invested in that is gone and McCain is gone, but it's really something bigger about this loss and the contrast between losing McCain and Trump's reaction to it, I think is part of this emotional moment yet. But just to me part of Russo vexing about Trump's pettiness on this point is that it's not as if Donald Trump and John McCain were like mortal political enemies. You know, like if Hillary Clinton were to pass away, would expect a normal president to a defeated her even in a hard-fought election to say something nice and to be respectful of the dead and of someone who is important too many Americans..
"john mccain" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Senator John McCain was a towering figure in American politics throughout his decades, long career. People of all political persuasions have how found themselves at one point or another either cheering on John McCain for his righteousness, bravery, or being infuriated by his Austen's and wrongheadedness Elise behind extremely complicated and enduring legacy. A man who's been on both the right and wrong sides. Some America's most important questions to Charlie Pierce writer, large for Esquire magazine who wrote this weekend about his enduring admiration for John McCain, despite this laws and Josh barrow, MSNBC contributor and senior editor business insider was a piece out today, but these sincerity and popularity of the center from Arizona, Joshua thought. It was interesting piece to talk about whether Americans still care about the intentions of politician, right? Because I think part of what people liked about John McCain while he was always more popular than his policy agenda was a broad sense that basically John McCain was acting out of principle and he was being sincere. And if he was wrong, he. Came at that honestly. And I think you've seen in our politics in the Trump era real real critique of meeting well, from both the right and from the left, I think from the left what you hear as well. People like John McCain, they use this positive public image to pursue an agenda that is against your interests. The rap on McCain for a number of years at been that he was basically a standard issue, Republican politician, wide variety of issues that was somewhat complicated by his extremely consequential vote to save ObamaCare, which have really, really large policy implications and then from the right, I think part of what has animated Trump ISM has been basically this idea that these well-meaning politicians with big global ideas and McCain had some genuinely big global ideas about spreading democracy. It was relatively a supporter of immigration Republican party in part because of the good that immigration to the US does people around the world basically saying, that's, that's people giving away your stuff. And you need is someone greedy, like Donald Trump, who will not not be nice like John McCain. And so I think partly people have soured on the idea of Ernest politician like John McCain and not. Always for crazy reasons, especially the stuff from the left. I think you know, John McCain made some really big mistakes thinking he meant well, you know, supporting the Iraq war that got a lot of people killed Charlie, you. You had occasion to cover him over a long period of his career. What? What are your thoughts. Yeah, the very, I read the very first profile I wrote for Esquire back in nineteen. Ninety nine was with John McCain. It was marked by the fact that I was with him in Arizona at seven o'clock, six o'clock in the morning Pacific time the day. The Lewinsky scandal broke. Was the first time I'd ever laid eyes on him. We were in his car. We're driving around going with this. I was just by hanging around time for the story. And he looked over at me. I had known me for fifteen minutes. He looked at me and said, what do you think I should say about this? And you know, first of all, what am I supposed to say to senior United States Senator about whether or not the president has been doing hired help. The second thing I thought was now, the second thing I thought was now I understand why this guy gets the press. He does right. He's already involved in this and as as somebody who appreciates good political moves the same way. I appreciate the good baseline drive. I thought that was quite I was very impressed by that. Yeah. Well, he, he had a people in Capitol Hill staffers fellow members of the United States Senate and in politics and Cougars all felt like a connection to him because he was very good at pulling those folks into particularly the press who he sort of lovingly teased and spent a lot of time with and cure a lot about. Yeah. And I think the other thing is he really was a gut politician driven by ideas about honor. And, and I think partly that is that that is why he had this image as the maverick because sometimes that would lead him to policy positions that were surprising. The driven by life event. You know, he got caught up in a relatively minor way in the Keating five scandal very early in his political career.
"john mccain" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Tonight on all in. White House. Bows to public pressure re lowering its flag for John McCain. John. Tonight, the party of Trump and the death of Senator John McCain, plus congressman Adam Schiff on the secret list of Trump scandals Republicans refused to investigate then, did you know about the payments later on the president state dinner evangelical in the wake of his stormy Daniels admission and the art of the speakerphone. The president is on the phone and rega-. All in starts right down below. Good evening from New York. I'm Chris as today, the White House reaction to the passing of one of America's truly towering political figures Senator John McCain descended into outright force as a president who had repeatedly mocked and diminished McCain during his life was initially unable to offer up a single kind word, even death. Thank you very much. Thank you. John. Nothing. Thank you very much. That was the strange scene in the oval offices afternoon on the heels of the revelation. This weekend Trump had nixed issuing a statement that praised the heroism in life..
"john mccain" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"This is on point magnetic Roberti were talking about the life and legacy of the late Senator, John McCain, you can join us. What do you think his legacy is? And do you think there's room in American politics today for a politician with the kind of independence streak that that McCain had? And you know, McCain would be the first to say that his Lacey's complicated warts and all what are some of those words and what can we learn from them for speaking with Elaine Povich? She's author of two biographies of John McCain, John McCain in American maverick and McCain. Biography released in two thousand nine and two thousand eighteen. Those books came out now before the break we were talking about, we were just getting into the part of Senator McCain's life that really. Went on to define him his nearly five and a half years as a POW in Vietnam. So I wanna play a little bit of tape here because in nineteen sixty seven while in captivity McCain was interviewed by a French journalist knows about remember it was about at this time that the Vietnamese had discovered that John McCain's father and grandfather were admirals in the United States navy. Now, McCain later said that the interview had been staged by the North Vietnamese, they'd put him in a big bed and it looked like he was in a nice room, but that he did the interview because he believed the French journalist would take a message back to his family. So listen to this part. It's at the end of the interview. I would just like help. What. Get well. Lover. She. Now that excerpt of the interviews from the PBS Ken burns documentary, the Vietnam war. The original video was released, released by the French national archive in two thousand eight. It has a French translation dubbed over parts of what McCain said. But you can hear at the end of the interview, John McCain saying, I'd appreciate if you tell her that. That's all I have Elaine Povich toes more about this moment in John McCain's life. I mean he he had two broken arms of shattered knee. He was horribly tortured, and as we know when the North Vietnamese Vietnamese discovered that he was the son and grandson of an Admiral, they offered him early release, which he refused indeed on. It was two separate incidents. Actually, that tape was made shortly after he was shot down, his wounds had not been treated. He was in terrible pain and the North Vietnamese wanted him to on create some kind of a propaganda film where they were or he would talk about what great treatment he was getting. He refused to do that and the French journalist, when. On the North Vietnamese kept pressing him to say, things are great. Things are great. The French journalists to his credit said, I think I have all I need for this interview and ended it. So the message that McCain wanted to send to his family got out in the propaganda did not later when he was imprisoned and they said to him because you were the Admiral son, we will offer you early release. Now, the code of POW's is that the first in is the first out and no one takes place in line and McCain, of course, knew this better than anyone. And he refused to be let out ahead of time because he knew that that would be the prize for oppa Ganda Pearl for the North Vietnamese that they had given special treatment to the Admiral son and see your country doesn't care about you. And they only care about themselves that was just not John McCain. He was not going to get out are always. So he refused and you have to understand what was going on in that prison camp was beyond her. Riffing what we know of the torture and the treatment is, I'm sure only about half of what really went on there..
"john mccain" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"One of the things people forget. One of his greatest acts of bipartisanship was at the time of the economic crisis coming back and working across the aisle with President Obama and with President Bush to pass the legislation that kept the great recession from becoming the great depression. You know, again, he was bipartisan all the time at the same time. I think Barack Obama would say he was waging one heck of a campaign again. Against him, and he fought every step of the way I didn't give up the last minute. That's just the way John McCain was, but there's always room for somebody that will take a principal fan, somebody that will lead rather than just follow blindly and somebody that will again speak to the better part of who we are a country. And I think John McCain learned that better part when he was in and he never forgot it. He never forgot the bravery, the decency, the American people and their resilience because he saw it firsthand with the people around him. He lived at himself in his own life. Well, that's Congressman, Tom Cole, a Republican Representative for Oakland Oklahoma's. Fourth district. He worked closely with Senator McCain on issues of defense in native American issues as well. Coachman coal. Thank you so much for joining us today. Thank you. It was a privilege to be with you. Well, let's turn now to Elaine Povich. She's a staff writer at state line initiative of the pew charitable trust, and she's. Also author of John McCain and American maverick and John McCain a biography. A couple of biographies there about the late Senator McCain, Elaine Povich, welcome to you. Hi, happy to be here. So there's so much to discuss a about the late senator's life. I'm just wondering, let me just over the big question to you. One that I put to Representative Cole here. What has American politics lost with John McCain's death. American politics has lost an independent voice. I think in in this era where there is so much of capsulize in positions and staking out positions on one side or the other following the line of the party or the party leader, John McCain was an independent voice on, yes, he was a conservative Republican and he believed in a strong defense and he believed in a strong economy, but he also staked out positions that were not exactly as congressman Cole just talked about in campaign. Finance reform that we're not nearly what the party wanted. And of course, in his famous thumbs down on the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, he certainly staked out that position. He marched to a conscience in a fought process that was his own. And I think that is all too rare in American politics today, so so take us back to the earlier part of his life before he was in politics where I mean, you've written two biographies about him. Where did that independence streak come from? Oh, he was a rebel. He was born into a navy family, his father, his grandfather were both admirals. His future was ordained from four him from the time he was born and his response to that was to rebel against it to be wild and crazy, and they called him mcnasty at school because he got into fights and scrapes, and he drove fast cars and always had a woman on his arm and accumulated enough demerits almost enough demerits to get thrown out of the naval academy, but not quite never quite went over that edge. And that tells you something about him. So it was a tough legacy for him and he warrant coin comfortably. In the beginning, he eventually grew into that legacy but circumstances and the whole POW experience on lead into his becoming who he is today, not on at not following the footsteps of his father and grandfather not becoming an Admiral. His war wounds were to difficult for him to continue as a fighter pilot, and that's what he wanted to do, but it shaped him totally from the very beginning right now, you know, we, we obviously must talk about his experience in Vietnam because that as you just said, it defines who John McCain is in the man that he became. But before we talk about his, his five and a half years as a POW in Vietnam. Another thing that had happened to him during that war which doesn't often get as much attention was what in July of nineteen sixty seven when he was on board the US forestall I believe yes..
"john mccain" Discussed on Offended: The Musical
"Our guy, John McCain, sadly, on his way out of the world, it seems that way. Did you hear this one song? Yes, I did hear about this that sad, man. It is sad. John McCain is is planning his own funeral right now and what a, what a fucking heroin thing to even think about it is, but it's also kind of like, you know, you get to invite the only the people you want that year like excited to have their and it's kinda baller. It would be cool to put. I think it'd be cool to my fear is going to be a party. You know? He's, he knows that he's on his way out. He knows he's accomplished everything. Short of winning the president probably stands as a massive blank paragraph on his resume. That definitely haunt him. Yes, I would say day. But then again, he lost to Obama like the coolest, youngest, black dude, you know, ever coolest, youngest black, dude. He's fresh out of the womb. Yes, he's a later tar. You're an African American toddler in swat alling close, but one of the Oregon one of the perks about. Is. Is that he's, he does get to invite who he wants, and he said, he's not going to have Trump at his funeral. Go figure. How crazy is that? I mean, it's it's definitely like one last shot, you know, from John McCain, who has professed to hate Trump ever since they do not get along. I mean Trump's said famously that he thought that John McCain was like a pussy or something for not for being like a prisoner of war. Right? Yeah. What was it Cleese at something like like credited his be like I like shoulders who don't get caught or some shit like that was like the most like fucking demeaning out of touch bullshit. I can't believe are like military people didn't get more up in arms over that, but up in arms about. Military, John McCain can't. So that is intended to triple on tone. Yeah, I it isn't the ultimate power to to not be able to invite people to your funeral, especially the president of the United States. I I know you want to come. I wonder, has that ever happened before? Like someone disinvited the president from their funeral. I doubt it and I also feel like if Trump was like, guess what I'm coming, he would go. Do they mean like how could if you could just executive order himself into the funeral savvy parlor? Like I'm coming in, here's my squadron of beef fifty twos, or, you know, jets f. eighteens that are going to accompany me. Here's my Fifty-eight. Secret service guys, try and stop us. I dare you the disrespect of a dying. Man's wish is just such a savage way. Does Lexi power? I can just see Trump coming into the few like the church. You know, as as John McCain's Bill love, you know, morning family is grieving and Trump saunters in with like a massive. Dunkin donuts like cool. Ladas sunglasses smoking a cigar like wearing flip-flops spin, where's the dead guy? Just too late up to the side of the cascade like, hey, John, I bet you thought I wasn't gonna show up. Would you didn't want me here too bad. I love to do something about it. What's that? Oh, you didn't say anything head. Don't say anything. If you're a bitch. Obama sit the fuck down ashes and spill some cool out on people. I'm here. Okay, everybody I know you love me. Okay. McCain over here. You loved him too, but not as much what's that? Oh, you didn't win the presidency. I did. Okay. I'm going to say, if you were people we're gonna have to work on our Trump. Mine is absolutely asked. It's weird. It's like one of those things where you are, the harder I try to do at the worse. It gets, but, but that's that. I think is a beauty of this show throwing around some accents where think we're going to be thrown around some accents, and boy, Howdy. A lot of them we're going to be back. Boy, outy. A lot of them are going to be absolute tragedy. Yes..
"john mccain" Discussed on WSJ What's News
"I diagnosed in July of twenty seventeen joining us now from Washington to talk about McCain's life and legacy is Wall Street Journal reporter, Chevron Hughes Chevron, as you write in your piece for the Wall Street Journal McCain's life was in many ways a life that defied the odds and there are elements. Certainly, here that have become legendary. He came from a navy family and during the Vietnam war was captured and spent five and a half years in prison, undergoing torture and conditions. Most of us cannot imagine. Can you tell us a little bit about that experience and how it came to share. His views and his life. That experience was one of the defining experiences of his life. It taught him how to rely on other people. He was confined in solitary confinement, and so the way prisoners would communicate with each other was through. They had a special code. They were tapping along the walls. It taught him a lot of moral fortitude. The North Vietnamese knew that his father was a very prominent Admiral and they tried to coax him into early release in McCain refused because he was convinced that it would have been terrible for morale. If someone who was shot down last or later as Ted ended up getting out earlier and cutting in line, it also taught him a lot about torture and the reasons why torture might not be a good idea. And that was a theme that would come up again and again, particularly after September eleventh. And of course, he very vocally opposed towards her and the practice of waterboarding when McCain was freed in nineteen Seventy-three. Soon after returning to the US. Began his life in congress, winning a house seat and in nineteen Eighty-six winning the Senate seat vacated by Barry Goldwater. He had some political setbacks to though including his involvement in the Keating five. Can you tell us about that experience and how it came to shape his politics thereafter, don't experience to me is when he starts seriously. Thinking about the role of money in politics, Charles Keating was a very prominent banker and John McCain among other senators had intervened on behalf of Mr. Keating with federal banking regulators, and it turned out that that perhaps not such a great idea because the Mr. Keating's banking business wasn't stable. It went belly up and ended up costing the government several billion dollars. Although mister Cain was reprimanded for showing poor judgment. He didn't suffer the punishment that some of the other senators had, but it left him filled with enormous shame and it was something that if he even thought about it for a moment. He could be taken back instantly to that second where he felt he had really let the public down. And so what you see later on is him mount very strong effort in favor of campaign finance reform, trying to really think hard about the role of money in politics, getting to another milestone in his life by two thousand. He had launched a bid for the GOP presidential nomination. And this is where we also see his willingness to challenge the ideas of his own party. That bid was ultimately unsuccessful, but in a way, set him up for the next time around in two thousand eight when he challenged Barack Obama. And there are moments during this campaign that people point to as emblematic of McCain's character, particularly in those cases where he defended Obama his opponent against false claims, that Obama was a Muslim and not born in the United States. So there are really two separate campaigns. We're talking about here. One is in two thousand when he was absolutely the under dog. He wrote around in a bus called the straight, talk express. He took hour after hour of questions from reporters. And really cast himself as an authentic open. Tell like it is different type of candidate later on in two thousand eight. He ran what a lot of people considered to be a much more conventional campaign, but there were moments when he really was swimming against the tide. And one of those was when there's a particular video that encapsulates what people mean when they talk about this campaign, someone said that they thought Barack Obama was a Muslim and John McCain in front of the cameras looks at her and says, no, ma'am. No, ma'am. He's just someone who happens to have different views than I have, but he's not a Muslim. And that was just a huge act because it really stood against what a lot of people in the Republican party felt. And even if it cost him the election,.