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Coronavirus: Missouri sues Chinese government over virus

Morning Edition

03:43 min | 1 year ago

Coronavirus: Missouri sues Chinese government over virus

"Greene the state of Missouri is doing something unprecedented it is suing China over covert nineteen the suit claims that China concealed the corona virus which led to deaths and economic losses in Missouri we should say the state of Mississippi appears to be getting ready to file a similar lawsuit but states typically don't sue foreign countries Frank Morris of member station KCUR joins me to talk about the possible motivation behind this long shot litigation hi there Frank Hey David I see have Eric Schmidt the Republican Attorney General of Missouri filing this lawsuit start by walking us through what they're alleging China did here bush is laying the entire blame for the pandemic every bit of the death the financial pains caused in misery squarely on China he says that at the onset of the virus December and January China destroyed medical research interested whistle blowers and it allowed thousands of people to leave Wuhan after it was clear that a highly infectious disease it broken out there Chinese authorities engaged in a campaign of deceit that directly led to this virus spreading around the globe in Missouri is not immune to that all right so it sounds like a lawyer who sounds angry and is laying out a case but I mean what's the law here can a state like Missouri just sued China not normally turn Ginsburg allow professor at the university of Chicago says the case raises a huge jurisdictional issue Robert Munich that's the word that we use for the principle that states can't be sued in each other's courts governments cannot be sued in courts of other governments the real the statue here is the foreign sovereign immunities act and does have exceptions so Schmidt isn't just suing Chinese also suing three Chinese government agencies province city of Wuhan lab science agency and the Communist Party and that's where some of the exceptions to the foreign sovereign immunities act come in there's one for commercial activity Schmidt says the labs were engaged in some kind of commerce there's another exemption for non state actors like the Communist Party but even if the last two clears the sovereign immunity hurdle there are others Missouri would have to prove that what happened in China at the onset of the pandemic directly cause pain and suffering in Missouri and even if the case gets past all that and wins there's no clear way for Missouri to extract money from say a lab in China or the Communist Party well then what do we think might be the real motivation here politics critics say it Liz Schmidt an elected official do something about the pandemic it also fits neatly with Republican efforts in the Senate to strip some of China's sovereign immunity protections and also keep the focus on China and its culpability for the pandemic and keeps the attention off what critics would say we're trump administration missteps that worsen the outbreak here downplaying the virus the sluggish rollout of testings bocce allocation of medical equipment shouldn't Kuttner at the university of California Hastings college of law is a former state department lawyer she says that there will be a reckoning for China's role in the pandemic that US courts are not the place and now is not the time are we going to engage in a blame game now while the command and it could still reach one or are we going to focus on our domestic respond and they did turn things are when people are back to work and not having to wake up every morning wondering if they're going to catch a potentially fatal disease as of the latest update here in Missouri we're up to six thousand one hundred and thirty seven code nineteen cases and two hundred and eight

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"kuttner" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

03:19 min | 2 years ago

"kuttner" Discussed on KGO 810

"Nominee because he is strong woman and she doesn't wear feminism on her sleeve but there's no doubt that you just wrong woman and a feminist and she she stands up for women and I think she's going to do great you mentioned I buy and sell state though I mean how I'm he's got twenty eight percent Sanders and I mean you know if you add up Sanders and warned they got like thirty five percent I mean it's well it's all but the but the Biden support is and if you look at favorability ratings Warren and Sanders both have much higher favorability ratings and Biden dies and you know he's not very good on the stump. and he trips over his time he makes mistakes he spent half the time explaining the the mistakes and I would rather get that out of the way in the primaries before this guy gets chopped up by trump in the general election do you yeah it's interesting I I always thought that they would rather run against Warren and bind but I think they've changed their tune now I think they're afraid about worn. I think they're the they're very much afraid of her because she got this unique ability to explain just how the rules a rig on behalf of the wealthiest and most powerful in ways that resonate with regular people in this idea that you some kind of fancy pants Harvard professor you know she's a working class kid from Oklahoma who made it the hard way and I think the more the people get to hear her get to know over the more compelling her story is. well I'm looking forward to reading this book this is it can ever talking to Bob Kuttner the book is called stakes twenty twenty the survivor of the American of American democracy what's what it when my kids they're in their twenties now when they retire how different is this we're gonna look economically well with China and and of course you know just at the at the we don't make anything anymore you know all right we don't I mean yeah but we we could and and the the world at your kid's face depends on who wins the election you know in nineteen forty unemployment was fourteen percent people said well ashes the way it's going to be automation too bad we gotta get used to it and then the war comes along and we spend you know hundreds of billions of dollars on war production that that rebuild the whole economy rebuild our infrastructure so we're capable of taking back this stuff I mean a lot of a lot of the technology that China has made off with was invented in in the United States and we're not done here's a slogan for you let's make America great again but let's have the right strategies to do it trump is making America weaker we can make America stronger and I have one of the things I argue when the stakes is that we need to reclaim patriotism we need to reclaim economic nationalism for Americans there's nothing to be ashamed of it's it's our flag to and with the with the right leadership the right policies our economy can be strong again. hi I'm you know I I have these these fantasies of of November third in a huge electoral win offer the Democrat and just you know drinking and and watching the last two months as he a you know to make some stories and and you know and they have to haul amount of Pennsylvania Avenue and dragon ministry like an old soiled sofa cushion that's my dream maybe that's a little extreme but when he really really is certifiably.

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"kuttner" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

02:23 min | 3 years ago

"kuttner" Discussed on Fresh Air

"To be difficult obviously to attract the kind of suburban voters of you'd need to maintain a political movement to maintain control the white house in congress it over any meaningful period of time so he's always bannon with all was torn between needing to appeal to these people needing to exploit their political power but also needing to distance his movement and so depending on who he was talking to um he he tended to change his tune about whether he supported these people or weather as he told bob kuttner they were clowns and losers who were just doing is bidding so steve bannon lost his position as chief strategist in trump's white house he was fired from breitbart news he lost his funding from the mercier's what does he have now well it's not clear that you really have much uh you know been was very effective even before trump begins he had the prep platform of breitbart news uh with which really did coalesce a you know insurgent group of of readers and kind of right wing activists in in gave him real power in republican politics on of course when he was in the white house and then left uh be he was a famous figure who is thought to speak for trump and had a national profile of his own but now that he's been robbed of that profile robbed as radio show he'd there there is an obvious outlet for him to be able to speak and say things and i think that's one reason why he is let reporters like me and a few other folks back into his world to essentially uh and you'll have a megaphone to to spread this idea and to try and get back on trump's radar as someone who is still in his corner and is still willing to fight form if trump wants to reach out in repair that relationship the one thing is clear is that bannon is is willing and eager to go back despite all the the ignominy heaped on him by the president jiaxuan green i wanna thank you a lot for attacking with us thanks so much as wonderful to be back joshua greens book devil's bargain steve bannon donald trump and the nationalist uprising has just been published in paperback he's a national correspondent for bloomberg business week we'll be back after a break this is fresh air support for npr and the following message come from grand central publishing publisher of.

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"kuttner" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

02:18 min | 3 years ago

"kuttner" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Conversation that they had just had an inspite of the fact that a lot of bannon's base is anti immigrant a lot of like white nationalist within their um he told kuttner in terms of ethnonationalism he said it's a fringe element i think the media plays at up too much and we got to help crush it these guys are a collection of clowns the democrats the longer they talk about identity politics i got him i want them to talk about racism every day if the left is focused on race and identity and we go with economic nationalism we can crush the democrats um so it's an interesting message he sending their which is basically insulting a lot of the people who he fired up and made into his base the ethnonationalist and saying of the left focuses on that then we got him because we're really about economic nationalism yeah there's two things that were going on in that in that interview with bob cutting her a one is what you saw been and doing inland let's let's recall for listeners then it had out of the blue is white house official called a liberal economist who's the head of a liberal policy journal where i used to work the american prospect uh essentially because he thought kuttner would be an ally when it came to proposing more hawkish policy against china bannon is always looking to broaden this nationalist populists coalition and bring in people like that and i think it was just utterly tonedeaf to the fact that somebody like kuttner we consider bannon repellent despite his ideas on china because of his ideas on race and antisemitism and all the things that we saw the trump administration the other thing that was going on there is that bannon new in knows at some level that if he's going to broaden this political movement he is going to have to shake loose the uh you know antisemitic white nationalist element um people like you in in the book we we we discussed richard spencer the prominent white supremacist who's been very supportive of trump and bannon and bannon sort of snored in and said you know these guys are losers i think of them as f troop you remember the movie f troop that these were basically people it rubes that you had to activate and get fired up to do your bidding but not important.

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"kuttner" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

02:17 min | 3 years ago

"kuttner" Discussed on Fresh Air

"So i don't know if you know the answer to this are not i don't know if we talked to him about this or not but it was wondering what it was like for steve bannon to become a public fugler because he really looks like the kind of guy who stays behind the scenes he pays no attention to his clothing or his hair or his visual presentation in any way he is widely mocked for that on on you know comedy shows and even trump calls him sloppy steve you know i i disagree with the premise that he doesn't care he cares very much uh you know he cultivated this image of himself as a kind of behind the scenes machiavelli because i think he was shrewd enough to know that if you're out on front of the cable news cameras trump eventually gonna turn on you abbott but but bannon was delighted with his portrayal in the popular culture i remember him calling me up on sunday morning this v pride back in the spring or the summer when saturday night live had just on their little skit where the bannon character is is is death who cut a comes out the grim reaper and bannon bandages thought it was the greatest thing in the world thought it was hilarious um so so all of this i think is a very carefully crafted image that is meant to distinguish him as someone different then kind of the the lick spittle um sycophants who are often representing trump on cable news people like corey lewandowski who kind of go on and and and shower our trump with ix obsequious praise i think bannon has much more of an ego than that views himself is not just a serious figure but as a historical figure who was the brains behind the ideas that got trump elected uh in in in thinks ultimately the credit auto accrue to him i think that's why ben and was so active in the white house talking to reporters talking to book authors trying to shape the public perception of himself you know the idea that other people were attacking him or insulting him i think bannon took that as proof of his importance so a couple of days before bannon was forced out of the white house robert kuttner of the american prospect published a piece about bannon and about the.

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"kuttner" Discussed on Left, Right & Center

Left, Right & Center

02:01 min | 4 years ago

"kuttner" Discussed on Left, Right & Center

"Or hardening their thing right i mean you trump's policy agenda the things that he's successfully gotten implement that have mostly been fairly standard republican ideas and actually the precedent for steve bannon sort of recklessly running his mouth in a way that made no sense uh was related to the fact that trumpism was not bearing out as a bannon style nationalism which is that he got the proximate cause of him getting fire was this call that he made robber kuttner who is the editor of this left wing publication the american prospect and ranting on the record to bob kuttner about problems in the administration's policy toward north korea and china badmouthing his colleagues in the administration and so of course that got steve bannon fired ominous showed his recklessness and his his willingness to do this sort of thing before a ban is ideal would have been a a coalition with a certain segment of the the democrat party and the left on issues like related to globalisation ah and trade and that just wasn't in the offing and for for allott lot of reasons one bannon never had the wear all the pulled off himself wasn't clear that trump is really fully on board of that other he'd hates trade in and bangs on about it and the correlation of forces among republicans in washington just wasn't supportive of it because no one in congress that is important is on board that agenda so you end up with bannon just sitting alone as office calling this this left wing guy out of the blue of on his own power for for no real purpose so it's it's a sign that says that the ban in vision of the trump presidency didn't come to fruition and probably was never any offer yeah what surgery for me though is that if the relationship between the two men each of them thought he was using the other wanted to get to honest question i mean devil's bargain who is really a kind of choose your own adventure title uh either one of them could be considered the devil but the bargain they struck essentially was at bannon thought he had this this politics these set of ideas that if he found the right vehicle arm could get somebody elected president abandon the bargain wasn't turned the president would.

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"kuttner" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

01:48 min | 4 years ago

"kuttner" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"Hi what are you see anthony earlier in the program you'll get said that what i'm ben and wants to make the republican party in two is a white party or worker's party a white workers party i think was what yeah white workers party so this is what this with the motto of national socialism in germany then be party in germany was a workers party it was a workers party it was a party of working and middle class germany who were anxious and concerned about what was going on an economy because of the great depression they were also worried about kind of cultural changes that were happening in germany 1928 the great effect will liberalism and freedom print ninten and furthermore bandaged problems with wall street and with the banks while there are serious differences sure i think that he had heard that that part of that his problem with the bank with wall street is that they're in by jews he is what i'm saying and you seem to be kind of your beating around this point but you're not addressing it directly his model is not the national postal bob kuttner thank you anthony bob i you know i just wrote a book on this it'll be out next year uh it's called can democracy survive global capitalism and in that book i point out that there are some parallels with with fascism there's one big difference uh when when hitler became chancellor in in 1930 three germany had been a very fragile democracy for about a decade and a half before that it was part monarchy part semi democracy and the western allies did everything they could to make weimar fail through the reparations efforts.

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"kuttner" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

01:48 min | 4 years ago

"kuttner" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"White people feeling that america used to be great and it's not great anymore but a lot of this is about black people feeling that the economy has passed them by even more than white people feel that way and so there is a common politics of class uplift waiting to be had but at the same time you can't not talk about race racism is its own thing and that's why this is challenging for the democrats as well as challenging for the republicans didn't support for on point and the following message come from rocket mortgage by quicken loans chances are you're confident when it comes to your work your hobbies in your life rocket mortgage gives you that same level of confidence when it comes to buying a home or refinancing your existing home loved rocket mortgage is simple allowing you to fully understand all the details and be confident you're getting the right mortgage for you to get started go to rocket mortgage dot com slash on point equal housing lender licensed in all fifty states nmlsconsumeraccess dot org number thirty thirty thomas brooke this is on point we're talking to serve a steve bannon's grand plan to blow up the republican party bannon's economic nationalism and whether it connects somewhere somehow in some degree with the progressive agenda my guest is robert kuttner cofounder coeditor of the american prospect bonafide progressive liberal who has now had two very interesting conversations with steve bannon one when he was still in the in the white house uh he was soon thereafter out just last week again at the breitbart townhouse in washington the kind of a command central for the breitbart realm.

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"kuttner" Discussed on The Young Turks

The Young Turks

02:12 min | 4 years ago

"kuttner" Discussed on The Young Turks

"I don't know that you're going to get that lucky again this up to the democrats but even so these are disastrous numbers but when you look at the republicans and how strongly they're still holding onto him even after is equivalency on not cease it is depressing state of the republican party in today's america okay now let's go to steve bannon i have a lot of news for you guys today okay steve bannon pulled a scrum mucci he called abroad kuttner at american prospect that is a progressive magazine and talk to him he didn't say was off the record uh steve bannon is a politically savvy guy he's dealt with the media forever he ran a media organization breitbart he knows it if you're gonna talk off the record you have to say off the record and he didn't so i don't know what the hell is going on in his head i don't know if this is tim psychologically just go on a forget it he's already besieged and and donald trump did not enthusiastically back them the other day uh there's calls for is firing he but he calls into kuttner and then says amazing things of which our against trump's wishes some of which are against a specific people so let me get to it i see us sensibly called to tori by china and north korea because he thought kuttner was on the same side of him when it comes to trade negotiations with china uh they'll think that uh he understands were cutting their stance and even if cutting were to agree with them on a trade issues as explained in the piece in america prospect than a link below you should read it he certainly does not agree with steve bannon or anything else and is not as ally so at a bare minimum this was incredibly foolish of steve bannon sport uh so on that issue he says there's no military solution to north korea's nuclear threats forget it until somebody solves the part of the equation that shows me that ten million people in seoul don't die in the first thirty minutes from conventional weapons i don't know what you're talking about there's no militas military solution here they got us.

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"kuttner" Discussed on The Young Turks

The Young Turks

01:49 min | 4 years ago

"kuttner" Discussed on The Young Turks

"You know you're to racist you're to this year to that and you were shown the door this seems like well look oh man i screwed up that one little thing and then that's why i got fired and but but really i i ha otherwise i had it i had it right right so that's all also another possibly but the most important thing is that that sub doesn't really matter now that he's gone the most important thing is that he's gone he gone and what i speculate he's going to do now that he's gone i think his way more relevant right and look i know it's only speculation but people believed that bannon is going to go right back to breitbart why wouldn't he still has a considerable amount of influence over the type of reporting that takes place at breitbart which is why they've been so aggressively critical of all the individuals in trump's administration that bannon doesn't like and bandages and get along with so one more thing i think the fact that he's gone is great news for the country for several different reasons number one is he he's of father all right movement which is a white nationalist movement having that guy in the white house is toxic and it was great and a great relief to see him god the second is the he's way brighter than trump and if he had done his exact the populist strategy not policywise policywise policywise it would have been a disaster but politically had had some chance of working if you went with an economic nationalism like he told kuttner the american prospect that it's an ugly form of politics but one that has potential especially in a time of populist rage now without him trump has no chance of polling that off and now he's surrounded by goldman sachs guys which will the country basically hates.

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"kuttner" Discussed on PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour

01:38 min | 4 years ago

"kuttner" Discussed on PBS NewsHour

"Where it goes from now it all depends on trump all of this you know we all abcess in washington too much about the personnel he's the person who sets the town he's the prisoners as the policies were measures just come up with a brilliant republican strategy blame the democrats on trump i think that you will see some change but not a lot of change if you really want to change a trump administration you're going to change the guy at the top and that's not happening anytime soon book again where i do think you will see some woman is on this economic side where i suspect for example this is a victory for china because trump what i mean 'abandon was the haug on china trade and he has he said in that interview with bob kuttner and by the way a trump administration official will never again give an interview to a liberal columnist his that he was fighting gary cohn the chief economic adviser great victory for him he was fighting the treasury department and so i think that's an area where you see change and i think by the way it's obviously a victory for john kelly who wanted to impose order and banned him was clearly a threat to order in the white house let's talk a little bit about the reactions after charlottesville i mean they've been coming from all over its sparked another national conversation but when you look at for example the magazine covers the new yorker and time and even the economist they are covers that are about president trump's reaction to this not necessarily the entire conversation we just put those up on screen if you were designing a cover today your thoughts.

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"kuttner" Discussed on Left, Right & Center

Left, Right & Center

01:38 min | 4 years ago

"kuttner" Discussed on Left, Right & Center

"To be here for people who are fighting for equality it's a positive sign that white athlete is finally stepping up as a public ally but he needs to do more than just be here for his black teammates protesting systemic bigotry racism is the white man's burden to solve so to speak don't you support the work do the work kelly gough what's on your mind i think the coverage of charlottesville has reminded us of the power of images so i want to give a shout out to one of the most influential magicians of the moving emmett in american history norman lear depicted the first upper class black family and first mixed race family on television in the jefferson's and created one of tv's most famous racist characters archie bunker on all in the family through these characters he forced america to confront some occasionally ugly truths through laughter he is the welldeserved deserved recipient of the kennedy center honor but announced he will not attend this year's reception with the current president for obvious reasons as an american and as a writer i thank you mr layer and my rent is this when steve bannon gave his interview to robert kuttner he said about north korea's nuclear threats there is no military solution forget it until somebody solves the part of the equation that shows me the ten million people in seoul didn't die in the first thirty minutes from conventional weapons i don't know what you're talking about there is no military solution here i was heartened i thought the most unhinged guy in the administration is actually speaking truth about north korea than the guy goes and gets fired there goes at silver lining and that's all the time we have four today thanks to rich lowry jim you'll smith kelly goffin mike german laura dine million produce today's program our technical director is j c swat acc.

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"kuttner" Discussed on Slate's The Gist

Slate's The Gist

02:04 min | 4 years ago

"kuttner" Discussed on Slate's The Gist

"Are you would have prefaced it with off the record but i think that he viewed kuttner is potential ideological ally out which was wrong and foolish um and just didn't have his guard up for whatever reason identities a savvy guy in a in a smart thinker in a lot of ways but he's also somebody who still new to being an actual political consultant in an administration i mean he was the yellow bomb throwing conservative publisher before this who never had to give a thought to what he said whether or not it was on the record and he's gotten more careful about it especially since he got hayes by trump back in february for having to higher profile but he's you know he's not a guy that works through the white house press shop negotiate sustain is kuttner tells the story in a bannon's assistant called up and was like hey my boss wants to talk to you we hop on the phone and cutler said sure and they were you know often running i think bannon's machiavellian reputation has gotten out over the skis of his actual capacities as a machiavellian figure that he screws up like anybody yeltsin did so in this case even if he's pretending now that he didn't and this was awesome clever three d chess ploy that's good because i was thinking three d chess i didn't know what to believe bought if you believe that he knew what he was doing and he thought his remarks would be printed bannon knows that donald trump hates to be contradicted and i was kind of worrying that by him saying there is no military solution in north korea forget it until somebody solves the part of the equation at shows me ten million people in seoul don't die in the first thirty minutes from conventional weapons i don't know what you're talking about there is no military solution here i said to myself well okay that's good he's reasonable and they said wait a minute or maybe he knows that trump needs to be put in a box maybe he's kind of goading trump into a military solution don't worry that much of that no philbin is right by the way we can we just carriages stipulate that is absolutely right this insane to think that there is a military solution nor through the won't kill ten million people in the first ten minutes and the fact that he seems disturbed by that is.

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"kuttner" Discussed on Slate's The Gist

Slate's The Gist

01:41 min | 4 years ago

"kuttner" Discussed on Slate's The Gist

"Maybe putting his job on the line by doing a couple things that you would think would piss off his boss like khanna pretending he's the president and talking bannon talking about all the personnel decisions that he was making and another thing that he did his he seemed to undercut donald trump in terms of our north korea strategy just admitting there is no military solution thus undercutting the fire and fury remarks what do you think is going on here what's bannon's play i think i don't think it's been in planning bannon called up up kuttner because uh that's what bannon does when he reads an article that he thinks is intriguing who reach out out of the blue and call the guy up and start talking and that's how i met annan and i think that bannon foolishly assumed that kuttner wasn't a journalist who was more of a think tank guy or or or what have you could read kuttner who is the editor of vis journey heat this is what i've gotten for people around bear last night that he thought cutting was more of a think tank guy who might be interested in joining a kind of a left right hawkish coalition against china and he's trying to kind of conscripted into that project um not thinking that cutting her would do would any selfaware journals with use turnaround and publish their few because bannon had never thought to say hey this is off the record and you'd think in the in the post scaramucci era that that would be something that everybody understands the need to do a bannon evidently did not wait so the conception i have of banning through your buck more than anything else savvy operator you really buying that he just screwed up on the record off the rack yet totally now i don't think i i don't think he thought of kuttner is like a traditional journalists it he called up mayor if he called up somebody from slate of new york times the post.

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"kuttner" Discussed on PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour

01:39 min | 4 years ago

"kuttner" Discussed on PBS NewsHour

"And uh did not take the precaution of uh uh making clear whether we were on background or on the record and called the up and duck uh sounded as if we were soulmates in best friends and uh it was like i was part of a private strategy session with with with stephen bannon which was really quite bizarre and um about two or three minutes in i said to myself all wow he is not putting this off the record and i'm certainly not gonna mentioned he doesn't mention it and of course the ground rules are that when a government official calls you a dozen say whether it's off the record or on the record that false setting is that it's on the record and so 25 minutes later i had this astonishing interview which which i had recorded and this was the first time you've ever talked to him absolutely and he made it sound like he'd been reading my stuff for years in thought i was grading you know the usual kind of flattery stuff gesturing this is mr critised first time talking to steve bannon you've been talking to a modern off since since 2011 i think how does this ring true to you does this does this ring true to you absolutely in fact my introduction to steve bannon was much the same as bob kuttner is i'd written an article about sarah palin and all of a sudden one day out of the blue uh get a phone call from a staffer saying i represent a guy named steve bannon who at the time was a conservative filmmaker infatuated with sarah palin i said mr bannon reggie latest article he really like you to get you know get together and talk with you uh in this case it was at a movie screening for bannon's film and i met him and he is very interesting uh smart uh.

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"kuttner" Discussed on PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour

01:37 min | 4 years ago

"kuttner" Discussed on PBS NewsHour

"Now to a man often at the center of controversy in the trump white house whose outsized influence is often discussed yet he's rarely heard from our john yang is here to help fill in the picture hurry earlier today i spoke with a journalist who got an unexpected phone call from stephen bannon president trump's embattled chief strategist robert kuttner is cofounder and coeditor editor the american prospect a liberal magazine he's also a professor of social policy of brandeis university we were joined by joshua green a senior national correspondent for bloomberg business week and author of the best selling book devil's bargain steve bannon donald trump in the storming of the presidency i began by asking kuttner how is conversation with bannon came about i got an email from someone at the white house who says that mr bannon would like me to come into the white house in meet with him so i doublechecked the email address which look legit and i call the guy and he seemed legit and i said i look i'm on vacation but this is a kind of a fast moving story so i'd be happy to speak them by phone if he'd like to and what had happened was he had radikal him i'd read the day before basically making the point that because we have been so passive in taking on illegal chinese trade practices that beijing now has a huge amount of leverage over us where we want them to help us with north korea but the price for that is we got a fold our hand in terms of taking a hard line with them on trade so bannon apparently red that and felt that he had a soulmate.

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"kuttner" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

01:33 min | 4 years ago

"kuttner" Discussed on Here & Now

"He mentions the status in his comments to the new york times he said give me more tear down more statues i can't get enough while he told the progressive journalists bob kuttner in bhannes phone call to the liberal american prospect another very long interview that the farright is a bunch of clowns a fringe element take take those two comments tear down the statues i love it the right there clowns he also goes on to say that he wants to see democrats continued to emphasize race and identity that's what he means about tear down the statutes he wants to see the democrats make that they're calling card in american politics race in identity because he then goes on to say i will crush them with economic nationalism now he dismisses the people he calls ethnonationalist or at maybe another way of saying white whitesupremicist he re he dismisses that group specifically as a bunch of clowns he does not necessarily extend that to everyone who some people might call far right after all at breitbart he called that publication the publication of the ultraright which some people would conclude in farright we'll talk more about his county the american prospect magazine his france hussein you know bannon didn't know it will be turning in your view um he called the compliment journalist fabric cutting their on an article about china others are saying bannon is no bambi he no he knows what he's doing when he calls a journalist and has his extend the conversation so what did we learn i talk about what he said about china about north korea.

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"kuttner" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

MSNBC Morning Joe

01:43 min | 4 years ago

"kuttner" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe

"And we would and we go with economic nationalism we can crush the democrats then and made similar comments to the new york times quote president trump by asking weirdest this all lend washington jefferson lincoln connects with the american people about their history culture and traditions the race identity politics at the left wants to say it's all racist just give me more tear down more statues say the revolution is coming i can't get enough of it bannon also discussed internal divisions he said treasury officials and national economic council members opposed to taking a hard line on trade with china quote owed their wedding themselves in benton said this about changes to other departments quote on changing out people at east asian defence on getting hawks in i'm getting susan thornton acting head of east asian pacific affairs out at state and he said this of staking his own territory that's a fight i fight every day here and we're still fighting there's treasury and national economic council chaired gary cohn and goldman sachs lobbying sounds like he thinks he's the president anyhow the editor robert kuttner described being surprised to get the phone call from bannon the white house chief strategist apparently called to praise him for recent peace in which cutting their had written about north korea here we go he said quote in kim trump has met his match the risk of two arrogant fools blundering into a nuclear exchange is more serious than at any time since october 1962.

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