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A highlight from Growing Unease: Current Administrations Approach to Security and Travel with David Bellavia
"What do you think they're doing with cash, right? What deal do you make where someone says, I'll bring a box of money to you? Yeah. What do you, it's, this is a state sponsor of terrorism. Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests and my fellow citizens. America's comeback now. starts right Welcome back Financial Guys podcast. Mike Speraza in studio live today with a guest in the studio. I haven't had this in a long time. Staff Sergeant medal of honor recipient David Bellavia joining me for about a half hour today. David, thank you for joining us. Thank you for having me. I appreciate it. Absolutely. So I'm going to stick based on your background. I'm going to stick with a lot of military stuff today and I want to start, we'll go all the way back to the beginning of the Joe Biden presidency. The Afghanistan withdrawal, in my opinion, did not go very smoothly. I'm sure many people listening agree. What were your overall thoughts of that withdrawal and how it actually ended up happening? I know we lost, you know, sadly lost 13 soldiers in that, in that withdrawal. People say we went off the wrong air base. People say that we shouldn't have gone out in the middle of the summer. There was a lot of different things there. What were your overall thoughts on that? I think it's like the worst day in American history since Market Garden. Just absolutely. And the reason why it was so difficult was it was totally unnecessary. So let's rewind to the Obama trade, Bull Bergdahl and the three first round draft picks. They get Marshall, they get MacArthur and they get Patton that end up the resurgence of the Taliban. These men not just go back to the enemy, they go back to the battlefield. They're in power when the government falls. You have misinformation coming from the White House that the president of Afghanistan is leaving with billions of dollars on his plane, which wasn't true. And then you leave the equipment, the cash. There's no recovery. We're getting reports of sales of American equipment left in Afghanistan in Southeast Asia. We're moving material across the globe. Our children will fight and pay and have to atone for these miscalculations. Let's talk about that. You being in the military and you knowing that area too, why did they just find it the easiest way out to just say, you know, just leave that billion dollar billions of dollars of equipment there and not think, again, if it was me and I'm speaking that someone that's never been in the military, but if it's me and I'm the president, I'm thinking, OK, I don't want to leave all our weaponry there. I don't want to lose any of my men. Number two. And number three, I want to make sure that everybody knows when and how we're getting out of there. And it just felt like poof. One day they said we're getting out of here. Well, it's because the military didn't make any of those decisions. I mean, look, Millie, it can criticize him. You can criticize Secretary of Defense worthy of criticism. However, none of these individuals are making decisions. This is about NGOs on the ground. This is about the State Department. So you've got Bagram Air Base, the equivalent of JFK. You've got Karzai International Airport, the equivalent of Teterboro. Right. Why would you ever do an exfil out of Karzai International Airport? It makes absolutely no sense. It's tactically unsound. But and then you've got all the ISIS -K. We retaliate from the murder of 13 of our bravest and we drop a bomb on a guy delivering water. He's on our payroll and we kill children on that. Then we take out Borat on a tuk tuk driving around like that wasn't even really what was happening. It's just a den of lies. And Tony Blinken and Jake Sullivan, all the heroes that brought us, you know, the Bergdahl deal, the Iran nuke deal. This is these. They the State Department is running all foreign policy, including what the DOD used to run. Well, that's I was going to say. I mean, I know Biden's the president, but do you blame him at all or is it everybody underneath him that, you know, maybe was giving him bad information? And again, some of these decisions, David, is Biden even involved in some of these decisions? Like, I don't even know anymore. Is he around? Is he paying attention to anything going on? Well, I mean, just from the press conferences, it was apparent he didn't know what was going on. And the great irony is that they actually were predicting that Ukraine was going to be invaded and, you know, no one believed them. So it's like you can't influence your friends. The allies don't trust you. The enemy doesn't respect you. You know, I mean, you've got Ben Rhodes is really proud of this State Department. Susan Rice loves what they're doing. But, you know, again, Americans died. And, you know, and what is the perfect culmination of the adventure in Afghanistan? Looking at your watch at Dover Air Base when bodies are coming home. I mean, nothing could you couldn't ask for a just it's it's a debacle. Yeah. And it's sad that that's that's the leader of our country there. Let's move in. You brought up the Ukraine there. So the Russia Ukraine conflict will get to Zelensky in a minute. He is as we speak in New York City right now. But so Trump's in office. We don't see many of these conflicts or any conflicts actually started under his watch. And then we have the Biden administration come in. And a year later, we have Russia invading Ukraine. Why did this happen and why? Why the timing of February of 2022? So let's go back to when we were fighting ISIS. Trump engaged and destroyed estimated some say 300 members of Wagner forces. But those were Russian nationals. We engaged. We destroyed them. What was the response from Putin? Nothing at all. So what do people in that section of the world, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, what do they respect? They respect power. They respect authority. You're not going to get any respect if you don't engage the enemy when they present themselves. I don't understand the calculus of again, I'm trying hard to figure it out. I don't get it. I don't. You know, Romania and Hungary and Poland, you're letting them unilaterally decide whether or not they want to send reinforcements into Ukraine. That's an act of war. If NATO members engage the enemy, all of NATO is engaged against the enemy. Poland doesn't unilaterally make that decision. Hungary and Romania don't unilaterally make that decision. We can't even articulate what the mission is. And if you look, go to the Institute for the Study of War, there's a plug for them. Check out their overlay from when the battle started, when the war started with Russia. And tell me what success this offensive in Ukraine has produced. I mean, let me ask this question, because I get confused. The answer is nothing. I asked this on Twitter, X, whatever it's called, all the time. What is the end game and how do we get there? Because all I see the answer is, hey, just blank checks. Hey, just write a check. Hey, here's a billion. Hey, here's 20 billion. Hey, here's another 10 billion. I don't actually see a look. I mean, like anything, right? If I write a business plan of what I want to do in 2024, my goal is X. I write down my steps to get X. I don't just write down X and say it's going to happen. I don't really know. And then the answer always is, well, we have to fight. We have to back Ukraine. Okay. But when does that end? Because the Afghanistan war and the war in Iraq lasted 20 years plus, right? And was there a real end to it? I don't know. That's where it gets frustrating for me, Dave, where I'm like, how do we know what the end game is? Do you win or lose? When does that happen? I don't know. I don't know. At least you're thinking about it. And I have fear that our leaders aren't, and that's the problem. So here's what this comes out. You're going to get a negotiated settlement out of Ukraine, right? But you talked about the billions of dollars that we're spending and giving to Ukraine as a blank check. First of all, Zelensky visited Ukrainian soldiers in the United States. Did you know that there were wounded Ukrainian soldiers in the United States? I did not know that. Well, today he visited them. So what's happening there? So that's a cost that no one is putting on the ledger. So now let's look at the blank check that Ukraine is getting. And by the way, I'm pro Ukraine. I want to fight communists all day and night. So let's punch Putin hard in the face. However, you're giving them a blank check and you're giving them munitions. Now here's the problem. We have to replace those munitions. Those munitions were purchased for 20 year global war and terror. And let's be honest, inflation is involved. So what you purchased for $10 is now $17. So you're not just giving them the money. You're giving them the equipment and the munitions that you have to replace yourself at the value of what is valued today. We haven't scratched the surface for the amount of money. CBO absent at the wheel. No one is tracking this. 2024 can't get here fast enough. How does this work, though, when you talk about some of these NATO nations coming together and making decisions, but us not just giving weaponry, giving everything money, whatever we're giving there? Is that not an act of war, too, though, David, at some point? We're continuing to fund Ukraine continuing the war in Ukraine. I mean, that to me seems like we're backing a war. Well, I mean, by the letter of the law and NATO charter, it's not. But here's the problem. It's schizophrenic because we were told that what was an offensive weapon was going to mitigate, you know, that wasn't going to help peace at all. So we went from, I don't know if they should get tracked vehicles to I'm not sure an artillery piece is what they need to high Mars rockets being launched. And let's be honest. I mean, the Ukrainians are I mean, the payload that they're going through, what you would have to have cataclysmic casualty numbers to be able to to the spandex that they're doing on the ground that they need to replace Patriot. If you're going through thirty five Patriot to, you know, missiles, I would expect to at least the C 20 makes that are shot down. They're using them for air artillery. They're using there for indirect fire. I don't know what they're doing, but this is going to end with Don Boss going to Russia. This is going to end with that land chain that Putin wanted through Crimea. And again, our friends in NATO, what are they even doing for Ukraine? What? Look, if you they said that Trump wanted to kill NATO, Biden did it. Right. Biden did it. And now Germany. And so Putin was selling oil at thirty dollars a barrel. What's it at ninety six? Yeah. He's making more money than he did before. And he's financing a war and killing innocent people. You mentioned before, too, and I think this is a good point. Everybody on the left and I'll say the media, the establishment, whoever you want to say, says that if you don't agree with the war in Ukraine, you're like pro Putin. Right. And that's just the most outrageous thing in the world, because I agree with you. I feel for the people of Ukraine. I don't want this for them. I don't want this for innocent people. However, at some point, the world's every every one of the world's problems can't be America's problem when we have a border crisis. And then I think they said yesterday ten thousand people came across. They got, I think, eight thousand of the ten thousand. But you see the numbers day over day. It's a problem. We have crime that's rampant. We have overdoses that are at record numbers. We have we have suicides at record numbers. At some point, we have to maybe just think about ourselves and not everybody else, because if we fall, sadly, I think the world falls at that point. Amen. The thing that I would add is I love the way the Ukraine refugee has been crowbarred into the migrant crisis in the United States. New York leaders from the city to all over Kathy Hochul, the governor of the state of New York, mentioning that, you know, like the Ukrainians in Poland, the the Polish have no intention to keep Ukrainians forever. That's a temporary you know, they're leaving a conflict to return to their country after the conflict is over. Again, this is just we're we're putting a round peg into a square hole and just hammering it away. But but there's no the media. There's you're our destroying military. I go to parents all the time around this country and ask them to give us their sons and daughters to join the military. And the one thing they bring up is Afghanistan. It's not about anything. It's Afghanistan. How are you going to assure us that you're going to maintain your commitment to our son and daughter when you betrayed us in Afghanistan that has lasting effects? And there's not a I'm trying to find a segment of our of our of our nation that's functioning. I don't know what it is. I saw in Chicago, they're going to have municipally owned grocery stores. Maybe that will figure it out there. Yeah, yeah, it's good. Real quick, do you think and we'll finish up on this topic, but do you think that they will we will ever have boots in the ground on Ukraine? I mean, I hope not, because I just don't know what the I mean, look at I'm I'm we're getting ready for China. We're trying to revolutionize everything. I don't know what the what the plan is. I mean, again, if you want to put a base in Ukraine, and you want to make that a sustainment operation going forward, that I here's the point. I don't understand what the inactive ready reserve call up was for. Why are you bringing those troops in the non combat support? Why are they going to Ukraine? What are you building infrastructure there? Here's what I do know. We're talking a minimum of $11 trillion to build Ukraine back. That is cataclysmic amounts of money. There isn't water, electricity, internet, you know, you want to help Ukraine. You're going to Russia is not paying for that if you negotiate a settlement. So I don't know what the plan is. But I hope we never see boots on the ground. I could guess what the plan is. I won't I won't say for sure. But I could guess that we'll be paying a chunk of that. And I do have one last one. So I did interview Colonel Douglas McGregor a few months back. And he talked about he's a real optimist. But he is really very, very bullish on Ukraine. Yes, very, very optimistic. I'm dropping some all over the place. But he brought up some staggering numbers, though. And even if they're half true, it's a problem. The amount of casualties and wounded soldiers on the Ukrainian side that we're not hearing about the media. I don't know if you agree with some of those numbers or not. But he's saying, I mean, it's people are acting as if this is an even war right now. And it's not even close. First of all, McGregor's a stud. I mean, he's an absolute, you know, that we're glad he's on our side. He's a military mind. I don't know if those numbers are accurate. I could tell you they're juxtaposed to almost everything we're hearing from every institution that we have, including a lot of our intel from Germany and England. But again, I don't know what to believe. So when you don't have when you don't have transparency, when you're not holding regular press conferences, when your Pentagon spokesman is now working in the White House and now you're getting a triple spin. I mean, the U .S. Open double backspin. You've gotten so many spins on the narrative. I don't know what to believe. But if he is even close to what is a segment of truth, you know, then look, Ukraine needs an investigation. There's a lot of investigations. We've got to start on Afghanistan. We were promised that by Speaker McCarthy. We need a hot wash on Afghanistan. And then we need to go to what who is oversighting the money that's going to Ukraine. And what have we got for our return on investment? Yeah, I'm not asking for much. Really, all I'm asking for in this conflict is can we just talk about what the end game is? And to your point, can we get an accounting of where the money's going and what's being spent in a real accounting of it? The Iran deal that just happened last week. First off, the fact that that was negotiated and completed on 11th September to me is just the ultimate slap in the face. But you again, you know more about this than I do. We do a five for five trade. OK, I'm going to use sports analogies. We trade five for five. And then we also approved of six billion dollars that apparently wasn't ours, but it was in a fund that now they can release to Iran. How are we winning on that one? Well, first of all, I was hoping that at least it was a digital transfer. The fact that it went as euros in cash through Qatar. And OK, so what happens the 24 hours after that deal is made? We're now getting issues in the West Bank. We're now hearing about issues in Yemen. We've now got Hezbollah that's reinforced. I mean, look, what do you think they're doing with cash? Right. What deal do you make where someone says, I'll bring a box of money to you? What do you it's this is a state sponsor of terrorism. They haven't changed. By the way, their president is now in New York City addressing the United Nations. This guy's killed 6500 of his own people. He admits to it. He killed the students that revolted and wanted democracy when we did nothing. He killed 5000 of his citizens in 1988. He's killed over 300 Americans. There's no accountability whatsoever. I don't understand what it is about Jake Sullivan and Tony Blinken that believe that Iran is a partner. All you've done 10 years ago, they were refining 10 percent of their oil. And now they're a force. Now they're working with Maduro in Venezuela, and they're a huge part of their members of of the international community. They're in good standing there. I don't get it. Does anyone believe that the Iran nuke deal? Look, we got hit with cruise missiles under Trump in Iraq. How did they have those cruise missiles? Those cruise missiles were illegal under the Obama nuke deal. So how are you refurbishing missiles in two years? Do we believe that their centrifuges have stopped? That they won't have a program if they don't have one already? No, I mean, I guess my question, David, is how I mean, I know that you pay a lot of attention to this stuff, but how do people like in the media not ask these questions? Right. I mean, these are legitimate. I mean, we just traded to I put this on my notes here. This is on the heels of trading a WNBA basketball player for the Merchant of Death like six months ago. Right. I mean, and again, I'm glad Americans are coming back to America. I don't want to sound pessimistic on that. That's great news. But we also I mean, this this stuff just seems like I don't care what side of the aisle you're on. It warrants questions, but nobody seems to care. I'm in the world that if you take hostages, we take hostages. You want to exchange people? We'll exchange people. You know, we definitely have the partners in the area to do that. For whatever reason, this administration, they're they're they're contrarians. They're contrarians to you know, they claim Bush and Cheney are their best friends, yet they just go 180 degrees from that doctrine. I don't know what the Biden doctrine is. I don't know what Bidenonomics is either, but I could tell you that they believe that Iran is a partner. Now, here's another thing. Our envoy to Iran not only is no longer the envoy, he doesn't have a security clearance. Does anyone curious at The New York Times as to what happened to the lead negotiator in Iran that is escorted off a bus, taken into American custody, given a job at Yale or Princeton or wherever he's working now? I've never heard of a person going from top secret classified negotiations to no clearance whatsoever and in the custody of American intelligence community. No one cares. No one cares at all. It's fascinating. And again, for me, I mean, these are big decisions that we're making. And correct me if I'm wrong, but it used to be, you know, maybe we did a two for five deal and then we made the six billion. Now we're like, we're giving stuff away and we're on the losing end. Correct me if I'm wrong, but America was never, you know, America losing. It was always America winning, right? America getting the best of deals. At least McDonald's has a five for five. We didn't even get that. You know what this does though? Honest to God, if you're thinking about traveling overseas, things go sideways, cartel, South America, Mexico, wherever you're going, you have a price in your head now. No one in their right mind is going to bring you back whether it's Haiti or wherever you are, you're worth $1 .25 billion. And thugs and scumbags are going to take advantage of that. I mean, that's a great point too. Do you think about leaving the country? I don't know anymore. That's a little bit concerning. I don't care where you're going, right? That's concerning. This one I just had to bring up because it happened two days ago or yesterday. How do we lose a plane? And I heard that's like a third one in the last six weeks that something like this has happened. How are we losing $80 million planes? Well, they're not $80 million anymore because they've got a new engine and all this other stuff. Look, the F -35 program is a complete disaster. You want to talk about why our allies think we're crazy. We sold them a plane. This program has been around since the early 90s and we've got nothing on return for it. So basically two planes are flying in a buddy team. They're doing training and a guy punches out. We don't even know why he punched out, but that plane could have easily hit a building. It didn't, thank God. But the wingman didn't follow where his buddy went. So what is he doing? He just kind of went on and did his own thing. And now the Marine Corps put a Facebook post like a dog is missing. We're expecting the Ukrainian farmers to carry the F -35 out with their tractors. I don't know what the point of it's wild. Look, stop embarrassing us. Just stop humiliating us. That's all I'm asking. Just be the army and the Marine Corps that we know our men and women are capable of being. Get out of their way. This gender garbage, this social experiment nonsense, stop humiliating our military. That's all I ask. Why can we not get the... I mean, I know why we can't get the answer, but I'm asking this to you. But why can't we, at a press conference at the White House, why can't we say, I want to talk to the guy that was in the other plane, or you can tell us the transcript of what happened when that happened. Talk to the guy who jumped out of the plane. Why did you do that? And again, I'm not trying to put our military on the spot, but these are kind of big questions to ask, right? I mean, if I do something in my business, I have to go face the music on that. Why doesn't everybody have to face music for their decisions or why things are happening? I think it's kind of important. Well, you don't want to talk to generals because they're going to tell you the truth and they won't be generals anymore. True. And you don't want to talk to enlisted people. Because look, I mean, let's be honest. How many people are... Is this a merit -based military anymore? Do we have a meritocracy? Are we promoting people based on pronouns? Go figure. When we're putting politics above military strength, accidents happen. We don't know the facts, but the fact that nobody cares about getting to the bottom of it, the day of the Pentagon paper reporters are gone. Yep. Yep. Let's just talk about the 2024 race quick, and then we will wrap up for today. So your thoughts on the Republican primary so far, I'll stay away from the Democratic side till the very end, but your thoughts on, you know, there's obviously Trump who is now in a, has a huge lead. Ron DeSantis seems to be crumbling underneath himself. Vivek Ramaswamy has jumped up in the polls. Nikki Haley's there. Tim Scott's there. A few others that probably aren't going to get a lot of votes. Chris Christie's the anti -Trump candidate. Mike Pence is, I don't know what Mike Pence is. I'm not really sure. Your thoughts about the whole field so far? I mean, look, it's impressive. They've got a deep bench. There's a lot of diversity. I, you know, none of it matters. Trump is the guy. The more you indict him, the more you empower him. You know, I'd like him to work on his communications a little bit better. You know, but if Trump is Trump, Trump is a Frankenstein monster of Barack Obama. As long as you have that faction, you're going to get, you know, Trump is going to be empowered. I just don't want to see Governor Noem anywhere near the White House. And I, if he's going to pick a running mate, you know, it's hard to find an ally here, you know. But it would be nice to find a governor. I don't want to take anyone from the Senate. I don't want to take anyone from the House with the margins that tight. But I mean, the idea that Governor Noem is being floated right now. I mean, I'd rather take North Dakota. Yeah. A little sled there. You know, it's funny you mentioned that because I saw a lot of that this weekend. I mean, can we just, for lack of a better term, keep it in our pants for about a year and then do what you got to do? It really is. I mean, every time you turn, somebody's doing something idiotic, whether it's Boebert. And again, I say this, David, a lot of people know who you are. A lot more know who you are than they'll ever know who I am. But when you go out in public into a movie theater like that, and I'm going to Boebert, not Noem for a second, you're, you're extremely well known. I don't care if it's dark or if it's as light as it is in the studio right now. What are you thinking? I, you know, she's, she's, she's an embarrassment. She is. She's bad, too. Who would have thought that Marjorie Taylor Greene would have been the, the oasis of the Maryland? I mean, seriously, I, again, you're, you're in Congress every day. You're out in public, you're on the job. You know, at least she wasn't wearing a hoodie, you know, that's all in shorts. She was at least dressed for the occasion, but I, it was, it's wildly embarrassing. Vaping, singing, whatever you're doing. Getting groped. Yes. Who is your VP candidate then? Because I think, you know, you have names thrown around. There's, there's, the vague has been thrown around in there. You know, Byron Donald's has been thrown around in there. Carrie Lake has. I don't know. I love Carrie Lake. I just don't know that Trump needs to go with somebody so divisive there. I think he's got to go with somebody that's, that's firm in their beliefs, but also not maybe going to turn off half the country. Well, you know, it's, it's impossible. One of the, one of the problems with making Trump, you know, the, the enemy of the state that the left has done is that you've really made it difficult for him to even put a cabinet together. You know, I mean, what are you going to do with it? You've got a lot of loyalists out there. You know, the vague is, is I think maybe the most intelligent dynamic candidate we've ever seen run for president, but experience does matter. But you know, I love the way he thinks. I love the movement. I don't know if he would even take the job to be honest with it. I don't think he needs it. But you look at a Tim Scott, I think Tim Scott is, you know, there's a whole lot to his message and I think he's, he's got the experience in the Senate, but honestly, you could literally take the Clint Eastwood chair and, and throw it in there as vice president. I'm going with that because this, this from top to bottom, we have to have seismic change in 24. Do you think he would ever choose Kristi Noem at this point with all that now? Yeah, no one knew Mike Pence was a, was a 24 hour story and then he was the vice president candidate. So who knows? I mean, a lot can happen between now and then, but I just, I don't need, you know, let's just pick people on their merit. Let's pick people that are ready to be the president. Imagine this, imagine picking a vice president that can lead the country. If something happens to a 75 year old president, you know, like Kamala Harris. Yeah. Someone like that.
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Nikki Haley's Worst Kept Secret in D.C.
"Was the clear winner last night. I also think another winner was Nikki Haley. Nikki Haley won last night because Nikki Haley didn't lose. Nikki Haley's not running to be president. Let's just please stop the nonsense. Nikki Haley's running to be vice president. Everybody knows it. Nikki Haley knows it. It's the worst kept secret D in .C., OK? Nikki Haley is not running to be president. Donald Trump wants a woman to help with him suburban female voters. Everybody knows it. It's probably going to be Kristi Noem, or it's going to be Nikki or possibly Carrie Lee. But I think it's most likely going to be Haley or Kristi Noem. Could be Elise Stefanik. Everybody's the worst kept secret in D .C. Nikki Haley's running to be vice president, OK? Nikki Haley last night, she didn't lose. She didn't surprise anybody, but she didn't lose
South Dakota Governor Vetoes Bill Excluding Cryptocurrencies from States Definition of Money
"2 a.m. Sunday March 12th, 2023 South Dakota governor vetoes Bill excluding cryptocurrencies from state's definition of money. South Dakota governor Kristi Noem has vetoed House Bill 1193, which aimed to amend the state's uniform commercial code UCC to specifically exclude cryptocurrencies and other digital assets from the definition of money. The bill, which had already passed the state legislature, sought to provide greater clarity and legal certainty for businesses operating with digital. The post South Dakota governor vetoes Bill excluding cryptocurrencies from state's definition of money first appeared on blockchain consultants.
Gov. Kristi Noem: Dems Assume They Can Talk the Public Into Anything
"They're usually smarter than this And the thing is is Jim sided to me my producer will be going over in the first hour this January 6th hearing Oh you got Paul came out today That's even worse for the Democrats So in other words they're doing the January 6th stuff the distractions the Putin price hike the blame game and none of its working You would think they'd be a little more tactically efficient and say eh time to switch the game plan up Yeah it just shows how dishonest they are And honestly this situation shows that the American public are in a bunch of dummies I mean they're paying attention And it's their everyday life and the Democrats are assuming that they can talk the American public into anything And I think after what we've seen the last two to three years the public is doing their homework now They're understanding exactly what's going on in Washington D.C. they're paying attention They're reading past the headlines and they are seeing hypocrisy for what it is So I'm grateful for that People get worried about our country I'm encouraged I'm inspired because we've got people paying attention that never were before They're showing up at meetings They're going to school boards They're going to local governments state legislators and weighing in on congressional issues that maybe two or three years ago they didn't care about today they do
Gov. Kristi Noem: We Have a National Security Crisis to Focus On
"You know we had this hearing going on yesterday and it strikes me governor as a big distraction Listen everybody has said and offered an opinion about what happened on January 6th We've heard about it for a year and a half There's nothing new nothing new came out yesterday the allegations seem to be borderline ridiculous Yet we've got inflation crisis affecting you and your state and immigration crisis even though you're up in South Dakota it's affecting you two We've got the stock market seemingly any day on the verge of a crash We have real problems This is all an enormous ridiculous distraction at this point It is And both sides would agree on that and both of them would say that the left is saying it's favorable for them It keeps us from talking about the real issues We would say can you even believe they're still talking about this I mean it's unbelievable to me what I heard yesterday from some of that testimony You know they're lying You know they're making this up and the press just follows them around gobbled up the headlines It's amazing to me that they cover this This is hearsay None of it is verified It's one 20 year old out there saying stuff and all of a sudden it's national news when we've got people who can't put food on the table They don't have enough money to buy gas to get to work or to protect their kids to their activities It's unbelievable to me that we have a national security crisis going on and we're talking about this still
Rankings: Which States Handled COVID the Best?
"Who handled COVID the best? Who handled the Fauci virus the best what states were the ones that were able to withstand the damage both with death, education, businesses. So there's a study out of the national bureau for economic research. And based on this article and I'm reading a little bit into this, but not too much. It seems as if they did a blended metric where they put death rates, business closures, education outputs all into one. So they didn't just do death rates. They didn't just do case rates. They didn't just do business. They put it all into one. How they weighed it, I don't know. But it seems to be a very non partisan group. It doesn't seem to be as if this is a partisan. So what the national bureau for economic research came out and said, is they ranked what states did best in response to the Fauci virus. The national bureau of economic research is an American private nonprofit research organization tied to the MIT and Harvard, the Massachusetts institute for technology and Harvard. So this is as nonpartisan as it's going to get. Okay? The state they say that did the best, despite their ridiculous politicians, but they have great people. Utah. Second best South Dakota. Remember governor Kristi Noem was just attacked from every direction for her response to the virus. Then interestingly, Vermont, which I could be an outlier, I don't know how they responded to a lot of different things. Also a very rural state. So that's something to think about. Then Montana led wonderfully by our friend and supporter of turning point USA governor gianforte, then number 5, ah. No, I'm sorry. No, number two is Nebraska. I got myself messed up. Number two is Nebraska led by governor ricketts number 5 was Kristi Noem. Sorry I was going through this too quickly. And yes, I do know the difference between Nebraska and South Dakota. And then number 6 Ron DeSantis, number 7 New Hampshire,
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem Explains Her Support for Education Bill Banning CRT
"You know it's said we have to do this and clear up media nonsense and propaganda But can you just put this to bed for the country here None of these well you can speak for your estate But having done research in other states bills to none of these bills prohibit in any way the teaching of honest American history good bad and ugly That is none of the bills I have seen do any of that These are bills designed to protect kids to be taught to judge other kids based on skin color which is the definition of racism None of these bills ban an honest teaching of American history Can you just put that nonsense to bed Absolutely That's absolutely true what our bill does here in the K12 system and in college it says that you can't teach anything that says someone's better than someone else based on their sex their color or their race And it says that you can't teach our kids to go out there and think that they are responsible for past mistakes that their ancestors made as well Yes they have to know the history Yes they have to recognize recognize the flaws And then do better But you can't have an agenda in the classroom because that is indoctrination It's not an education Yeah it's really stunning that we're even having this conversation
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem Appreciates Parent Participation at School Board Meetings
"Listen we saw it for what it was and the great writer on our side and the conservative side Michael Anton who I adore He has this thing this phenomenon on the left where they always say that's not happening but it's great that it is And they tried this with CRT where first it was a great thing And then we saw what it was and then they said well it's only in law schools And then they said it's a Republican fairytale You made it up But yet weird if we made it up why would you be concerned about us banning it right Isn't that kind of strange That's exactly it That's exactly a discussion we've had and we do have instances in every state You can see instances where there's curriculum and content that's in our classrooms that is critical race theory It's just permeated the education textbook company is enough that it concerns people and I'm glad parents are showing up Most people get panicked when they see parents showing up at school board meetings I think it's phenomenal three years ago one of the first bills I brought as governor was putting more history into our classrooms and Republicans killed that Bill So I've been talking about it for years here I'm glad to see that we're overwhelmingly addressing these issues across the country now
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem Promotes School Choice
"Time So you're doing a lot of things in South Dakota a lot to talk about here First school choice Obviously an enormous issue of importance that I think you'd agree has grown in importance since the COVID shutdowns didn't happen in your sleep It happened nationwide What do you guys do in school choice over there to give people the schools they pay for It's their money Oh absolutely Yeah we've always had public schools We don't have a large charter school presence but we are increasing the opportunity for private schools and then kids can open and roll into which public school they would like to go to Their families have the option to if they want to choose a different public school they can register their kids outside of their school district and we're seeing that quite a bit although I'd say in South Dakota we haven't had the challenges in our school districts with our school boards that a lot of other states have seen We've got pretty strong guidance in our K12 system and our school boards know that they represent the parents and we've got I'm also bringing a bill that's going to be the strongest in the country Bill that will ban critical race theory in our classrooms and make sure that our kids in the K12 system and college level get an honest and true history And so we've been pretty proactive just in making sure that education stays education and our kids appreciate living in America
Is South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem Worried About a Growing Population?
"Is it really kind of altering the makeup of your state a little bit Is there a side of you that's kind of a little maybe scared about the ramifications of some people moving in who may try to bring the state and more of a kind of leftist totalitarian direction You know I think people were worried about that right away just because we saw such an influx of people that literally in the middle of COVID just picked up their families and came to our states So but we've been tracking it a bit We've been tracking their voter registrations and people don't really move to South Dakota for our beaches Because of the weather No they don't Because they want to be like us And that's kind of remarkable I think they're conservatives that are just tired of living in states where their kids can't go to school They're tired of living somewhere where the government dictates to their life and they're literally just picking up everything and showing up and renting a house so they can find something to buy and it's been remarkable Even our smallest tones of a couple of hundred people are gaining new families in the schools and it's revitalizing main streets all across the
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem Makes a Recommendation for Dan Bongino's Next House
"So governor one quick thing I'd like to get out of the way I'm always looking for other places to buy a house or you know a second how you know I'm a capitalist at all And yeah yeah you know where I'm going with this And I know a lot of people are rushing to your state and I think I've narrowed it down and I just want your opinion What do you T T South Dakota Oh my goodness Yeah We have a brand in South Dakota with a racetrack in it Yeah You'd like to have one Let me hold on to me Put that down on my list I've got a list here Let's go Yeah let's go bran That's absolutely right But I'm hearing great things about South Dakota
Florida Gov. DeSantis Bars Schools From Mandating Masks
"The response has been mixed to president Biden's new push to get Americans backs and ate it there have been lotteries and prize drawings and the president says keep it up with incentives and mandates we can make a huge difference and save a lot of lives in New York City the incentive is one hundred dollars for any resident who gets a first dose of a corona virus vaccine at a city run site the one hundred dollars got J. Boggs knows attention wells waiting for it I knew they were going to do it so I just waited yeah I'm not worried about I don't worry that much the governor of South Dakota Kristi Noem says the vaccine message has reached a saturation level where people start to tune you out she doesn't plan to offer incentives Iowa governor Kim Reynolds said no was well less than half of people in both states are fully vaccinated I made Donahue
South Dakota to Send National Guard Troops to Texas
"The governor of South Dakota is joining the growing list of Republican leaders who are sending law enforcement resources to the southern border with Mexico with large numbers of migrants showing up at the U. S. border with Mexico the states of Florida Nebraska Iowa and now South Dakota are sending police officers and military personnel to assist the governor of Texas south Dakota's Kristi Noem says she's contributing fifty National Guard troops Texas Republican governor Greg Abbott announced plans to build more barriers along the border vowing to use two hundred fifty million dollars in state funding and soliciting donations through crowd funding sources former president trump who campaigned on expanding the border wall is expected to visit the region this week I'm Jackie Quinn
Sparks Fly as Governor Sues Over Right to Hold Fireworks Display at Mount Rushmore
"South dakota's governor is suing the biden administration for its decision to block his schedule. July fourth fireworks event had mount. Rushmore governor kristi. Noem telling fox's your world with neil cavuto based on anything significant We had met all the environmental checklists. We had the go. Nogo checklist prepared and agreed to We had consulted with our tribes of the appears to be a very partisan and political denial of our right to host this fireworks event meter. President trump was criticized for holding an independence day event at mount rushmore last year. Because many who attended to didn't wear face
Trump's new PAC raises over $30 million
"At the conservative. Political action conference in orlando over the weekend. Former president trump was clear. He will not start a new political party to make an end run around the grand old party. He drops strong hints. Though that he might like to run for president again there was interest. Also in rhonda. Santa's the governor of florida and the governor of south dakota kristi noem and trump is still very good at raising money. Marketplace's kimberly adams has that former. President trump never stopped raising money. I he pulled in cash from donors to fight his election loss and since then trump launched a leadership pac that raised over thirty million dollars in just a matter of months. Carl evers hellstrom monitors money in politics for open secrets dot org and he says politicians and groups who align themselves with trump are benefiting as well. The republican party is increasingly. Reliant on trump. actually raise money. so we've seen some. Corporate interests are not as interested in donating to them after the capital riot. Trump's supporters on the other hand still seem game to donate to the president and his allies. There were even rumors after the election. He might start a third political party and what he's done is actually a lot more interesting. Jennifer here. wig political sociologist at suny stony brook. He said okay. I have this kind of asset which is my a fundraising prowess and my donor or less than the ability to connect with people who maybe ordinarily wouldn't donate and so i'm going to use that and turn it into a formal organisation that the gop has to pay attention to and the republican party. Is we know that. President trump is still someone who was wildly popular and someone who was and is an effective fundraiser. Paris denard is a spokesperson for the republican national committee. We are optimistic. That he will continue to be the type of former president that engages in wants to help the rmc. A fundraise denied says trump has agreed to attend an r. n. c. donors event this spring in florida where republican leaders will be encouraging donors and the former president to support their efforts heading into the midterm elections in washington. I'm kimberly adams for marketplace
Gov. Kristi Noem calls Biden's win 'premature,' criticizes election process
"Governor Christie Gnome is with us. She is from South Dakota. She is one of my favorites, and she was very out. Spoken about Donald Trump. And now about the recount, and I mean she's going to be put on a list. I hope you're prepared for that. Governor. You there. I am I I guess I guess I am prepared for that. I know that that some of the discussion that's happening out there, but This is about protecting our country and our electoral process going forward. It's not just about this election that's about everyone going forward and making sure that we don't break our country by not keeping The transparency and honesty in the election. So this isn't just about Ah, recount to make sure that by hook or by crook Donald Trump wins It is truly about we have to have this process. Be credible. Oh, absolutely. I mean, we live in a republic and in a republic, the government gets its power from the consent of the governed the governor the people and we give our consent on Election Day. And so we have to trust that it's a fair, legitimate and honest process, and there are definite questions out there across the country about this last election, and so that is why we make sure that we Challenge those cases that are questionable and make sure we have our day in court to to ferret out any kind of discrepancies that there might be that is we allowed that in 2000 when Al Gore had questions about that election process. I don't know why we're not Willing to wait and give Donald Trump his same day in court to make sure we clear this up, so the American people can have confidence that they still are the ones who give government its power every time we elect our leaders. So George Stephanopoulos. I always wanna columns Snuffleupagus. But Stephanopoulos said on Ah, this week on ABC, where you were Do you have anything to back this up? Are you asking me that? That's what he asked. Well, he asked me that and I said, Absolutely we do. We have people across the country that has signed affidavits, which are legal documents. It can be used in court to say that they believe there was election fraud going on and witnessing to what they saw going on. In many of these states. We have the New York Times themselves that admitted that there were clerical errors out there. We have dead people who voted in Pennsylvania. We have computer glitches in Michigan. That changed Republican votes to Democrat votes. All of these are you know, documents and people that are willing to testify to the fact of what they saw. And that is why We need to hear those out. I'm not saying it's going to overturn the election to what people think it is. Today. We don't know how widespread it is. But why would we not answer those questions and make sure that there was an honest process in place to know that the right man is going to end up in the White House for the next four years?
RNC: Kristi Noem plays up Trump's accomplishments
"Be a pence replacement as vice president addressed the Republican Convention tonight. Christy Nome attacked Democrats on law and order and played up Trump Administration accomplishments. In just four years, President Trump has lifted people of all races and backgrounds out of poverty. He shrunk government, he put money back into the pockets of hard working ordinary Americans. He has advanced religious liberty. He protected the Second Amendment. You can look back 50 years you won't find anyone that has surpassed President Trump's success on these four issues alone. Trump