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Fresh "Mccain" from Sean Hannity
"He is cozied up to those segregationist like James Voice of the White South Eastland and gave the eulogy at Bobby Byrd's funeral. A known member of the Ku Klux Klan. The media never calls Joe out on it. It's up to the president to do it. Well, I think that's what we saw last night. Now The question is, some people say, Well, it's just turning people off. I mean, if that's the case, how come they have him and turned off? At this point. In other words, the media's gotten away with four years of lies and slander and character, assassination and conspiracy theories and one hoax after another. Now, all of a sudden, or, you know, look at the treatment of Justice Cavanaugh. Or or look at now we know the entire Russia collusion lie or the many lies, Biden told last night for some reason, when Republicans fight back, I guess I guess part of the establishment Republican base gets uncomfortable because Mitt Romney didn't fight and Mitt Romney lost. John McCain didn't fight and John McCain lost, Um President Trump fought in 2016 Anyone? I don't know what's gonna happen in 34 days, but we'll see they've shown you're on in 2020 16 the people the day after the first debate against Hillary Clinton at Hasta people were saying the same thing. The sky is falling. Donald Trump lost You know the main street the establishment Republicans were running for the hills. Guess what Donald Trump fought every day between then and election day, just like he's doing now Anyone Donald Trump's a winner and he's gonna win on November 3rd because he's putting America first. And this is a This is a campaign about the big issues of the day, Shawn and you know it, and I know it and Donald Trump knows it. And he's going to stay focused on the issues that the American people care about. Not these petty grievances that Joe Biden talking about well and and the pandering to his left wing base. For some reason, it's not resonating or connecting with some people just how bad and how awful The leadership of the Democratic Party has been these last four. You could even say five years from the minute that Donald Trump came down that escalator You were there that day. Cory Lewin Doskey. Sean, you get you're exactly right in for Joe Biden to think that he's a leader of the Democratic Party is just laughable. We know AOC and receipt to leave, and Nancy Pelosi And the most extreme members of the party. The ones running that thing. Look, we also know that if Joe Biden were by some miracle of miracles to get elected, he wouldn't be running the White House, either. That would be Kamala Harris. And in the far left, and Joe Biden couldn't even disavow the green new deal, he says. It's his party. It's not his party. Joe Biden is simply a puppet. He called himself a transformational candidate because he knows that he has no say in what goes on here, Beholding to the far left, he supports their radical agenda. He supports the de funding of the military and the defunding of the police and its history is an indicator Sean. He's had 47 years to fix our nation's problems, and there's no one Iota of evidence that he has produced. Any legislation has made American lives better. I can't think of a single one, right So both of you have had unprecedented access to the president. You've been in the Oval Office. You are out on the campaign trail. You've been to the rallies. We've been on Air Force one. Both of you know the man behind the scene. I've known him over 25 years. What insights? Do you give people that don't know him. In terms of what motivates him. What drives him and and what this election means not just for him, but really for the country. What is it steak here? Corey will start with you, Sean. Look, this president since he was a candidate before that wakes up every day, and he says What are we doing to fight for America today? I've known all of his body guys. Those guys stand next of Ki Schiller in Jordan Carom and Nick Luna and all the guys that you know, Sean, who see this president in In and out every single day, and they all tell me the same thing. He wakes up. He walks out of his residence. And he says, Who are we fighting for today? Donald Trump is going to be perfectly fine. If he knew you would have been perfectly fine if he never ran for president, his family with them perfectly fine. He's doing this for future generations. He has motivated because he knew that he couldn't go on the sidelines anymore and look at the historic change He's been able to bring to Washington in the last four years. And think of what he'll be able to accomplish for this great country over the next four years, rebuilding our military renegotiating bad trade deals fundamentally transforming the federal judiciary so that judges are no longer legislating from the bench. I've had a privilege to have a front row seat at this. I've traveled with the president. I know it's in his heart. I know it's in a soul, and I know that he is the only person who can guide this country forward for the next four years days. And Sean. Just add on to that. That's why our book is called Trump America first, because every decision that he has made during his candidacy and during his presidency is about how he helps American workers. The American military, the American economy. How does he put America first in every single decision whether that's bringing jobs back from overseas? Reinvigorating our manufacturing base, getting our allies in NATO to pay their fair share. He's always every single day. How do I make America? Great? How do I put America first? He's like, Hey, the American people elected me We're not gonna have any apology tours like Obama by he did for eight years. We're going to put America first, and we're going to make America Great and that's what he was doing long before, and we saw it with the economy before this China virus hit us, and now we're that's where the president getting his back, too. And he's doing it very quickly. All right. Quick break will come back. Corey Lewandowski, Dave Bossie Trump America first as they now embark on Ah book tour around the country. Quick break right back on the other side. Jim Jordan, also at the bottom of this half hour. Hey, our friends that job creators Network. One thing they have picked up and understand completely is that November's about one thing. It always comes down to turnout. Are you going to take the time and do your part all hands on deck, right? You know, the left has there get out the vote machine. 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Fresh update on "mccain" discussed on Boston Public Radio Podcast
"Who we need to recruit and train and retain on to make sure that we can fight a war that will start in space and then cyberspace that will involve artificial intelligence and the latest advancements in biotech manufacturing. These are all parts of our future and I mean look if you're sitting in Massachusetts reading this report you're thinking you should be thinking wow we actually could be really at the forefront of this because this is exactly where a lot of this technology is happening But I, also understand that you know if you're tied to. A job that's all about just maintaining some huge old weapon system. We've had since nineteen fifty, then you might be concerned to think about. What you're going to do, that's not important for our national. Security. I mean, isn't the only way to get past what Marjorie talking about your response was we have no choice. It's got to be one of those. What were they called the base realignment and closing commission things we can't end it. You just vote up or down it's gotta be a weapon realignment and closing. Commission right. Yeah no restaurant Jim and actually what we've specifically Vermont recommended is that this be done by an outside entity like a corporation, which is a nonprofit nonpartisan. Looks to Marjorie point. This is very hard for Congress to do you know Eisenhower coined the term military-industrial conflict with? The biggest thing you have to worry about the next fifty years, it was actually Senator John McCain who amended that term called it the military industrial congressional complex, and it's true that is what is holding us back. That is what is holding us back right now and it's GonNa take some real courage political courage of members of Congress to say, you know what? I'm willing to sacrifice some jobs in the short term to do the right thing for the national security of our country speaking of a political courage in staying within the military context. Obviously, it was never in short supply maybe other than the picking of Sarah. Palin with John McCain. I have to say though the the the enabling of this president by leaders of the military who with very few exceptions maybe the one exception I can think of as General Milley they chair the joint chiefs after that Lafayette Square embarrassments saying it had I known what was going on never should've gone there which took some courage. Essentially, what they do is they work with President trump think he's a disaster on issues. They care about and then when they're fired or quit the leak their position to a newspaper or they say out loud in some situations isn't there a higher obligation on the part of people who lead the men and women in service in this country to speak out whether it means you gotTa leave your job or put your job at risk. But with very few exceptions, they have not shown any of that courage is. Fair for me to say. It is unfair. Because actually this is something that they struggle with a lot because it's not just a question of courage in speaking against trump. It's also about taking the long view about how critical to our country to our constitution. It is to keep the military non-political a political, and that's what they've risk when they speak out. Now Look I have been someone who has called on members of the military to speak out more specifically called on General Kelly who is who was trump's cheeses to. to come. Come. Come up come through with what he actually said about our troops because we all know is true that he does think that I was a total sucker for signing up serving in the marine and then my friends who died were losers we're losing their lives for our country and I wanna hear that from John Kelly because he has a credibility to prove that to the American people..
Fresh update on "mccain" discussed on Sean Hannity
"Of the program, let me think. Let me first deal with the mob. The media, the Democrats the Oh, everybody has the vapors to think of it off. They actually had a really debate and it was quite angry and contentious. And it was it was him cross talking. And what do you What do you think happens every two and four years. Everybody. We just have a reality check here. Because I tell you every two and four years on radio and TV Democrats, it's the same playbook. Republicans are racist. They are sexist. They are misogynist. They are homophobe xenophobic. They are Islamophobic the Republicans their plan. They want dirty air and dirty water. They want to feed Grandma and grandpa in their final days on this earth, dog food and cat food. And when they're in a wheelchair, they're gonna have some Republican prominent Republican lookalike throw granny over a cliff in a wheelchair. So she condemned. I That is, that is standard standard fare. From the Democrats. So all of this Oh, a fight broke out and a reald debate began to break out where it wasn't just the phony pleasantries and well, how did that work out for John McCain and Mitt Romney? Not very well, did it? And by the way after the first debate in 2016, you got the same reaction from the same mob in the same media. Not any different than it is now. Now it's okay that now for the last four years There has been one never ending lie told, Actually, five years from the minute Donald Trump came down that escalator What is have been it has been lies. It has been smears. It has been slander. It has been besmirch mint. It has been character assassination, or even even Barron Trump is fair game in the sick, twisted, ugly world of the Democrats, the mob and the media. The Hollywood left, etcetera. What? What? What is it that when they when they talk about blowing up the White House on and severed heads of Donald Trump what they do that with dignity, They do it elegantly. They do it gracefully. The Democrats are polite. When all they've tried to do is destroy this man with what we now know, was a conspiracy theory that was literally manufactured by the Clinton campaign themselves. For the very purpose of distracting from Hillary's crime, which is the leading subpoenaed emails and the E mail server and that the deep state went along with all of it. The entire thing is a lie. It was a lie, and it's taken us four years to get to the truth and unpeeled every layer of the onion and we now know the truth. The mob in the media. They lied. They pushed they drove. They've called this President. Every name in the book, and now they're gonna lecture us on tone and they're goingto act off and faintness. This are the tone. Oh, the vapors. I'm going to pass out. Oh, I've never heard of such a debate is is so horrible. And they've been a part of the biggest slander and the biggest conspiracy theory, the biggest attempted coup of a president the history of this country and they want everybody that likes the president to be polite. We gotta We gotta be polite. We can talk about Hunter, by the way, everything the president said about Hunter and the mayor of Moscow. The first lady of Moscow. On the Russian oligarchs and the Ukrainian oligarchs and Kazik oligarchs and Chinese nationals and Russian nationals, Ukrainian nationals, Kazakh nationals and all the bank transfers. It all happened. And what? We're not supposed to talk about it. Apparently it's it's too offensive to tough. The attacks on the president's family the attacks on his supporters the attacks on his kids. You know a Joe Biden absolutely cannot. I mean, it's like you're watching a confused corpse that is memorized a few lines in the process of all of this. You know, And if you look at the truth, and you're willing to see the truth, the reality is this country is split down the middle. This country now is at a tipping point. They and the left has been and always is willing and capable of saying and doing whatever they need to say and to do, including lying repeatedly. To win political power and to destroy Donald Trump. That has been their goal from day one. And now the question is, how will the American people react now? Would it be better if we could have a debate where one side talks and other side talks? I don't know. I'm not really sure I'm not my thing. A lot of it is is phony, You know, contrived and it's not riel. Because the country split on very pivotal, crucial, critical, important issues. Oh, like law and order and law enforcement, and, you know, Joe Biden just sits there like he didn't. He didn't mean a single thing that, he said when he talked about reallocating funds from the police and police become the enemy and Kamala Harris praising de funding the police. And not saying a word about the 3000 cops that have been, you know, hurt in the process and the nearly 50 dead cops in the country right now it's about health care. And yet millions lost their doctors plans and and their plans and we're all paying about 200% more. They're not standing up for law and order. They did nothing in Chicago. The eight years he was vice president. He ever forgetful Joe. They did nothing when 4000 homicides happen in that that eight year period They barely mentioned it or the 20,000 other people shot. They barely mentioned it. This is about higher taxes. This is about lower taxes, more bureaucracy, less bureaucracy. You want to double down on Obama care, It would be an unmitigated disaster. It's about the judges the judicial activists they would put on the court rather than people that believe in the Constitution. It's about energy, independence or energy dependence, and this pipe dream that we're going to be all fossil fuels with this artificial deadline because Joe declares it, it's about open borders, amnesty and this country becoming the United Sanctuary States of America. It's about foreign policy. It's about an appeasement, mindset and mentality. You know, it all bubbled over last night. Does it really surprise you? It shouldn't Because what the left the way they have acted the things that they have done the lies they have told the conspiracy theories. They have spread. The hoaxes they have advanced have hurt this country. But now all of a sudden you got a candidate, so I'm not taking your crap anymore, not going to fight back and we're going to go over the record and we'll go over it accurately. Now, if you want to know something that the mob and the media won't do is that is, you know, they'll fact check Donald Trump to death. It was really Tuesday when he said it wasn't Wednesday. He said he said it on Wednesday, Okay? You know, when Trump stated that Hunter Biden got 3.5 million from the mayor of Moscow or the woman described as the first lady of Moscow? Well, when you look, let's see the Senate report released by the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Community Committee. Noted that zero experience hunters firm did get 3.5 million in 20 Fortin from the mayor of Moscow or name is Malaya. Elena. But Serena, the wife of the former mayor of Moscow, Trump stated the hunter Biden was charged discharged from the military for drug use. Well, let's look at the Wall Street Journal October 16 2014 Hunter was discharged from the Navy Reserve. After he tested positive for cocaine. My son did nothing wrong at Boris MMA..
Cindy McCain Formally Endorses Biden
"Endorsement for Biden. Cindy McCain is supporting Joe Biden. Zidan, she tells Good Morning America. She wants a candidate who shows empathy and compassion. And she believes Joe Biden fits the bill McCain ads She hopes she can convince undecided suburban women to vote Democrat this election.
Cindy McCain endorses Joe Biden for president
"Joe Biden for president tweeting that we are Republicans. Yes, but we are Americans foremost, Cindy McCain says, and Joe Biden is the only candidate who exemplifies America's values. She appeared on the Democratic National Convention floor last month when she spoke about her late husband's unlikely friendship as she put it with Joe Biden. While the bobcat fire in L. A county
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.
Cindy McCain endorses Biden: He's only candidate 'who stands up for our values'
"Widow of the Republican candidate for president in 2008 has endorsed Democrat Joe Biden of the 2020 race for the White House. In a tweet, Cindy McCain said, quoting my husband, John, lived by a code country first. We are 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 said he became did not mention the comments attributed to President Trump in a recent Atlantic magazine story in which he reportedly called American troops killed in action, losers and suckers. Fighting is a longtime McCain family friend and like them as a parent of troops who have served in the U. S 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
Cindy McCain endorses Biden: He's only candidate 'who stands up for our values'
"Nominee nominee for for president. president. Now, Now, McCain's McCain's widow, widow, Cindy Cindy McCain McCain is is going going to to endorse endorse the the Democratic Democratic candidate candidate for for president president over over the the incumbent Republican. President Donald Trump. Joe Biden announced today that Cindy McCain plans to endorse him. For president. And this endorsement from Cindy McCain could help Biden appeal to Republicans who are disaffected with Trump and give a Biden a big boost in the crucial battleground state. Of Arizona
Yahoo's Ugly Death
"The name is synonymous with a time when all of our lives were simpler when facebook was an actual books full of students faces computers made weird sounds when the connected to the Internet and downloading a one minute long video can take all night. Eddie tight yet who was one of the four or five most popular websites in the world with billions of views, every month and evaluation well, over one hundred, billion dollars. But as the two thousands turned into twenty tens, the web changed massively and your who was faced with the difficult task of changing with it. Their web portal service model was going out of fashion. We all moved to g mail and Google Search, McCain the front page of the Internet. Despite the fact that ask Jeeves was obviously way better. Many of Yahoo's services remained relatively popular, but they were no longer trendsetting no longer growing and the company's market capitalization dropped to a fraction of what it once was any remnant of the mindshare or what we might refer to as v Cultural. Capital they once held fell off. So to those of us on the outside yeah, who's fall seemed utterly quiet gradual and most of all inevitable but was it really Forget what you think. You know at least for a moment and consider this from the peak of the DOT COM bubble. Some say the beginning of the end for Yahoo to two thousand, eight, their revenue increased tenfold that success was no fluke either as print publishers struggled with the incoming revolution of online advertising, Yahu was very much on top of it. They were positioned Willie enough that when Microsoft attempted to buy the company for forty, five, billion dollars in. Two Thousand and eight CO founder and CEO Jerry Yang swiftly rejected the offer it was over the following few years that things would start to ten at the company transitioned through five different CEOS in just four years, and in the meantime Google took over the Internet. This would seem like the end of the story except in two thousand and twelve yen made arguably the most significant tire in its history and new CEO who could finally get things going again. Marissa Mayer. was distant for such a role from the beginning. Some college students have hard time in the job market, but after completing her degree at Stanford, Marissa was offered fourteen different jobs including teaching Gig at Carnegie Mellon One of America's leading engineering schools and consulting role at Mackenzie. Arguably, the world's premier consulting for the Young Maria turned down both those offers to become the twentieth employees at a fledgling startup called Google. At Google, she was star in fact, there's hundred percent chance you've run into her work. She oversaw the design of Google's homepage. You know the one you use probably ten times a day she was also one of the three people behind Google Edwards. It's difficult to overstate the importance of Edwards to the Internet as a whole and to the company itself to give you some sense of it. Though, at one point Edwards provided ninety six percent of Google's entire revenue. In fact, you could argue that Edwards and by proxy Melissa Samaya was at least partly responsible for the fall of. yahoos revenue multiplied tenfold between two thousand and two thousand and eight in no small part because of their online advertising. But he declined even faster when Google they're smaller competitor designed a better wage, you connect advertisers with users based on search results. Edwards. So, by the principle that if you can't beat him, you should join him Yahoo in two thousand and twelve hired Marissa Mayer. It was bald and popular choice. The company's stock rose two percent. The day of the announcement Meyer instantly became an icon for women in an industry dominated by men. Then, she got to work changing the company culture. She opened an online portal for employee complaints a system whereby any office problem given sufficient votes by employees would be automatically investigated by management. She oversaw a personnel shift which brought remote employees back into the company's offices Fortune magazine put her in their forty under forty list and ranked her as the sixteenth most powerful businesswoman on the planet. In short things were finally looking up for Ya. At least from the outside on the inside, however, the really really inside a very different story was about to be reading.
Are you ok? How are you dealing with lock down life?
"Hello, and welcome to another episode of the gun show. I am your host. Am I gonNA wardner? Shall we go through some bullet points? It's mid week episode say why not and these bullet points focus on? Are you? Okay And I'm asking this question. Because early on in the year when things all over the world and I know that we have listeners everywhere. Things will really uncertain all over the globe and we were going into lockdown and covid nineteen was new and completely unknown and we were we were checking in with each other a lot we checked in with each other on this podcast over on instagram where I met him guns over in the facebook group the link to join us in the show notes. And I speak for myself. But I definitely found easing into lockdown easier than easing out I found the implementation of strict guidelines to be rigid framework within which I could work and understanding that these are rules that needed to be followed. I've felt pretty comfortable adapting to them. It felt like these the rules this is what you've got to stick to. You know I can do that, and admittedly it was probably easier for someone like me who worked to themselves works mostly from home and lives alone have dependents or anyone else that I have to really worry about me. So look down life wasn't really a world away from my regular life and my work and social literally went online and I used to face to face. I, started to do on video calls however. Easing out and picking up the pace again has definitely not been a smooth which made me wonder how you're dealing with it and yes. It might be great villas. They were all easing back into something that resembles what used to be normal but these are really big changes that we're dealing with and navigating for the first time so I ask you again all you. Okay. And that seriously in very genuinely because it's a question that we ask each other often. But how many times you honest when you answer how often do you instinctively reply I'm fine. Thank you or good. Thanks. How are you just immediately deflecting it putting onto the other person without even really checking in with how you feel that how many times have you ask someone? Hey, how are you are you? Can you find McCain however you and you realize that you're on the third round of asking so the how how you doing? October a few times. Maybe it's just me no paying attention anyway. So the concept of being. Okay. Why this stems from, this comes from a psychologist Thomas Thomas Harris and in therapy focuses on rather than a place of perfection. Place of what's comfortable what feels good enough so it prompted me to think well, what does okay feel like obviously, it's going to feel different for everybody. But if you era to for no good reason, if you're short tempered judgmental, perhaps you're feeling judged you're angry maybe it's you're showing signs at just not particularly well. Often, all of the time. or You just feel bleak like the outlook is just bleak and this could be an indicator that you're not okay and. That's okay. Tube. There are steps that can be taken but when lockdown began I, started the series feel-good habits and this was with the intention of putting out. The sort of helpful hints stretched isn't techniques that could help steer someone listening you my most excellent listeners away from a crappy mood towards a better one. And then what you're telling me, you're finding value in these compositions, which is wonderful. So they're going to keep coming at new. But I also just wanted to share in a broader sense. Some of the things you can look out for that might help you identify not only when you're doing. Okay. But when you slightly off kilter and the reason I wanted to do this is because I have previously as a lot of longtime listeners. No, I was a few years ago diagnosed with depression anxiety and since therapy and feel as though on the other side of those things although it's always a work in progress, you always field was the expression they using them recovery. It's always in the darkness during press ups doing pull ups like making so it can come back but anyway. I feel as though, I could have prevented those things the depression anxiety. From becoming a severe as they ended up becoming if I had asked myself if I had gone through this checklist that I'm about to share with you. Because it went unchecked for such a long time so that by the time. We got to the point where we got to. It was pretty drastic. Felt like it for me anyway, and so this is why I wanted to share this checklist with you. So the first thing is how he functioning and by this I mean the daily stuff you have to do laundry washing, ironing, vacuuming getting are getting ready in the morning even brushing your hair. Any of this stuff in itself feel like a chore to You or do you feel exhausted after you've done it. And I can remember I'm I'm laughing about it. Now 'cause what else what else can you do but when I was depressed and didn't know it Used to dread vacuuming my flat I really liked how high no I really liked how the look afterwards but I used to dread it because in my head I would think, right? Yeah. You've got to get the vacuum cleaner out and then I think, yeah, the vacuum cleaners quite heavy. Yeah and I think the I think the thing when it's long enough and so actually when hoover it doesn't actually really hurt my back and The cool doesn't reach from that plug socket to the far end of the war, which means I have to unplug it and re plug it in, and it's it's a bit of a fast go Goya and say by the time I actually got to doing it. I had so many barriers between me and the actual task that it had become something really really big in my hand. and. So the only way I ended up being able to get around that was to time it Kalamazoo take me to clean the flat live in Paris. It was six minutes
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
Cohen memoir casts him as 'star witness' against Trump
"The Michael debate Cohen's over tell president all memoir Donald scheduled trump's to alleged be released comments tomorrow about makes the military the case that president continues trump is guilty of the same treasury crimes secretary that Steven landed Mnuchin his former fixer has been with in the president federal prison on many trips the book involving disloyal the the true military story of the former let me tell personal you I've never attorney seen to president a more supportive Donald J. president trump of offers the military a blow and by Ohio blow governor account Mike of trump's DeWine alleged feels the same role way in the scandal hello I've involving been with the president porn star stormy Daniels there's a been that once a discussion overshadowed about the military his presidency has been extremely the book also discusses respectful other women to wind within appeared trump's on orbit ABC's this Cullen week who along pleaded with guilty former to defense campaign secretary finance violations Chuck Hagel and other crimes these are not including on the sources lying but to Congress let's go back calls himself and look at the Mr star trump's witness words of himself a hush money coming conspiracy out of his own mouth that starting could still in twenty culminating sixteen was what charges he said about for John trump McCain after he and leaves what office he continued to say he described about McCain his new book showing as a out fundamental there Washington piece of evidence of the president's guilt the White House calls the book fan fiction Julie Walker New York
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'
"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.
"mccain" Discussed on FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)
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"mccain" Discussed on The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds
"Bill. Ayers of the weather underground from the sixties McCain, quote, the American people know, a radical when they hear it and John McCain is not the candidate in this election. They should be concerned about. He said the American black guy said, I don't know why you're doing that boss rose waste. Doing Trump McCain's boy, I don't have a John McCain Ross Perot, though, John McCain Saint me. He said the American people had to know the full extent of Obama's relationship with Ayers, the McCain campaign contacted a man whose home had been blown up back in the day and the weather ground was suspected. Yeah. It was that guy. He bought a house. The man put out a statement, quote, Barack Obama's friend tried to kill my family. My God, dude. I mean, can we? The maverick liberal friend. John McCain, the campaign sent out flyers with mugshots of heirs and the words terrorist radical friend of Obama. Rallies. Now at speakers saying Obama's middle name or as John said, quote, it will never happen again. From an ad quote. Think about how you feel an remember fifth. If you see the news that Bracco Saint Obama is president of the United States. Ads as quote who is Brock Obama and reminded the audience of terrorist connections. One out quote how dangerous. Sure, these ideas have been around for a while and the crazy corners of the right wing internet. But now GOP presidential candidate was saying them and giving them credence. John McCain was legitimising the right wing. Fringe madness. Just kind of lifting the lid on Pandora's box Gentil bit now in John took the stage people yelled out treason trader terrorists off with his head one woman yelled out quote. He's a bomb at a bomb Obama. Yeah, he's going to go in and blow up the country. He's going to take over the White House and destroyed the country. Yeah. At a rally Palin blamed Katy Kirk for making her look stupid and the crowd turned on the press screaming a reporters. Okay. And a camera crew. The sound man was black a man yelled, quote, a racial epithets at him and said, quote, sit down boy, they wore a Syrah Khuda t shirts Palin said Obama's part of a quote group that launched a campaign of bombings that would target the Pentagon and our US capital. I mean, this a man in the audience yelled, quote, kill him home. Like, she did not respond and went on quote, a Bama doesn't like American soldiers. Still a Bama one. It was not close. Yes. But we'll put a pin in this rhetoric. Well, the damage was done wasn't it. The path was laid. This was the first time people saw the right riled up, and what will become normal under Trump. John's campaign was literally the path for Trump John remained a Senator who went back to his normal maverick ways. On a night in August two thousand nine he tweeted quote late evening with Colonel Qaddafi at his ranch in Libya. Interesting meeting with an interesting man, he left out that he'd offered to sell weapons to Qaddafi and insured him. The US wanted to provide Libya with let weapons for Security John was reelected in November his fifth full term in the Senate less than two years later as the spring moved to Libya in two thousand eleven John enthusiastically supported removing a guy named Qaddafi from power isn't that his buddy he made numerous visits to rebel strongholds. And then this led to a NATO back. No fly zone. A bombing campaign eventually his rebel friends sodomized Qaddafi to death in the streets. Libya would become one of those images that just sticks with these not great Libby would become a bastion of extremism with open slave markets that operate today..
"mccain" Discussed on Global News Podcast
"I speak was Meghan McCain his daughter with an at times, tearful, description of her father's role in her life and that of America. America. John McCain is generous and welcoming, and bold. She is resources, federal, confident, secure. She meets her responsibilities. She speaks quietly because she is strong. America does not both because she has no need to. The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again, because America was always great. George W Bush pay tribute to his courage and honesty. He lived by a set of public virtues that brought strengthen purpose to his life and to his country. He was courageous with a Kurds at writing his captors and inspired his countrymen. He was honest, no matter whom it offended presidents were not spared. He was honorable, always, recognizing that his opponents were still patriots in human beings. He loved freedom with the passion of a man who knew it's absence. He respected the dignity inherent in every life addicted t. that does not stop at borders and cannot be a raised by dictators. Grabs above all John detested, the abuse of power, the ruck Obama who defeated Senator McCain into two thousand eight presidential election, spoke of his courage and sense of mischief cancer did not scary. And he would maintain that buoyant spirit to very end too stubborn still. Opinionated as ever. Fiercely devoted to his friends and most of all to his family. It showed his irreverence. The sense of humor. Little bit of a mischievous streak after all, what better way to get a last left and to make George is say, nice things about him to a national audience. And we could singer who was national security adviser during the Vietnam war praised John McCain for his faith in America and his instinctive sense of duty. Will be lonely without John McCain. He's he buildings is facing America and his instinctive sense of moral duty. None of us will ever forget how even in putting John has stowed on us a much-needed moment of unity and dated Newt faith in depressive Bility's of America. Our Washington correspondent Kris Buckler watched the service, you know, making enemies is a part of politics. You're never really have opponents. You're inevitably end up in Roy's and conflicts. But the truth is, is that Joe McCain was someone he money to reach out to both sides of America's divide on there is a big political divide here, props, even more so than the time whenever he was running for president of looking back at some of those presidential debates. Whenever he spoke with Barak Obama and the tone on the rhetoric is very different of a very different time on props, Joan McCain was of a different era of politics. But what struck me today from the service would just how many people you saw from both sides of that divide. You had a democrat president, you had a Republican president both standing, both giving tributes in a really heartfelt way. They saw John McCain as a patriot? Yes, he was a maverick. Yes. He could be still done, but he was also someone that they could regards a friend despite whatever political differences they hard. And they told some really touching very motive stories about the relationship with the man. It's also hard to ignore the fact that the current President Donald Trump was not invited at all, and he did feel however, if he was alluded to on more than one occasion. Yeah. And I think certainly, if you listened to make an McCain's speech at you'll McCain's daughter mid very clear that she was talking. A by Donald Trump, even referencing the make America. Great. Again, slogan that Donald Trump uses. So often, there's new lights that the two men did not see eye-to-eye that they saw each other as really not helpful to politics and Donald Trump on times made that personal, which the family were deeply upset about particularly referencing the fights that he was captured 'em as he was shot down over Hanoi and then interrogated and tortured for a number of years that Donald Trump said, didn't make him a war hero words which truly stung with the McCain family. I also think it was a sign of Donald Trump's own personal props disrespect that during this, the service taking place, he specifically was tweeting about trade deals, a not Joe McCain's death, and indeed troubling to his golf course. It gives you a sense that the two men never came together even death, Chris Buckler in Washington. It's been another day of protest in the German city of Chemnitz..
"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?.
"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.
"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..
"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..
"mccain" Discussed on Part of the Problem
"So I've been angry because we have somebody in the Oval Office who has really denigrated the office of the presidency. His dishonesty is unethical doesn't have principles, and I am very concerned though more than angry on worried because now we are in a crisis, and unfortunately, the Republicans, John McCain, a national treasure in hero. Thoughts and prayers go out to Kane is family. I got into some real Donnybrook fights with John McCain over policy. I never once questioned his integrity and his interest in doing what is best for this country. But since John McCain has left the hill, the Republicans spines have gone with them and there needs to be some reckoning and the Republican party that we can't allow this to go on. And we have an election coming up and I'm trying to convince people and it's hard because you know a lot of us in the past. This is a very important election and blah, blah, blah. This is the one I think we in a crisis that is the third grade crisis in American history more than the Russian. I, of course, the revolutionary war, whether we would even become a country. Then the civil war people usually say than the depression. I don't think the depression. Got it. What is most fundamental about this country was economic, but I don't think it's threatened the rule of law as we all right, let's would you rank. No. How do you even take that apart? This is worse than the great depression. People fucking starving. This is worse. This is worse than that, man. This is the great crisis is that Donald Trump is fucking questioning the CI my God and just think about the mentality, right. And this is the fucking gangster government killer mentality where you'd say someone like John McCain, John McCain. Now, me and him may have disagreed all the time, but I always knew he was a great guy like he may have thought we should invade a country where I think we should just use targeted drone strikes. But at the end of the day, I knew John McCain was a good man. Put Donald Trump went and tried to make peace with Russia. I mean, that's really what's being said here. Right? That's that is what he's saying. John McCain, the man who never saw war. He didn't wanna fight and the head of the CIA who armed Al Qaeda, which the branch of l. news that turned into ISIS and really they were already ISIS, but whatever that's beside the point. The guy who supported ISIS has just between John McCain and John Brennan, the amount of dead people that are on there, the amount of blood that's on their hands. It would probably take a long time to actually tally it up, but it's a lot..
"mccain" Discussed on Part of the Problem
"I mean, when you think about the the number of deaths that are on John McCain's hands, man, he better hope. There's no fucking accountability in the next world. If I were John McCain and I were, I was on my death bed. I would be terrified. Terrified came in the pre game in the holy water, holy shit. I, but no matter what, no matter what you got me. I would just be terrified that I was going to have to answer for what I stood for for the fucking hundreds of thousands of innocent people who were killed over the policies that he voted on. It didn't just vote on. He was the champion the champion of War. I mean this, this is not an overstatement. John McCain supported every war of my lifetime, and America has not been on the moral correct side of any of them in my lifetime, and he pushed for the ones we didn't get. Yeah, that's right. The greatest thing Barack Obama ever did was a stop John McCain from being president. Obama didn't do too many good things. You could probably. You know, you could tally them off on a short list. But John McCain, of course, was a huge supporter of the war in Iraq, and then a huge supporter of the surge in Iraq, which according to the mainstream media was a big success even though we're still there to this day and besides Afghantistan is the longest war in American history besides all that, but it was huge success. But he, he was a, he was instrumental in the war in Syria. I, he was like the key figure from the Senate who was big on, you know, going over there and and supporting, you know, the people who ended up turning journalists over to ISIS and handing weapons over to ISIS. He, he's, he's a big part of the reason why hundreds of thousands of people in Syria have died. He was a big supporter of the Saudi Warren Yemen. His his. I think his beef with Obama was that he didn't do more quicker, but you know. Man, I really. I really do sit back and think like, holy shit, you better hope you don't have to answer for this life in the next one. If there is a next one. So that's that's more or less the overview of of my thoughts on John McCain dying. I think that. What he stood for as supported and championed were amongst the most evil policies that have that that you could imagine. And if you're talking about any amount of evil that's been done in, say the last, you know, thirty years, I don't..
"mccain" Discussed on Part of the Problem
"And I've seen a lot of people who are on our side politically, who are who are taking pleasure in him dying. And you know, that's just not my take on the whole thing. It much in the same way. If a, if someone who is a murderer was convicted and given the death penalty, I, I don't really celebrate when they die. I, it's just kind of sad, like the whole thing's just kind of sad. It doesn't do anything to rectify the situation I, it doesn't bring anybody back from from the dead. I could understand if it was like your family member or something like that, and you were celebrating his death. I could understand if you're just a person who is really disgusted by murderer. So you celebrate his death, but that's not my feeling personally, and I. I met several times Megan McCain, John McCain's daughter, and I've done a bunch of the back when I was doing a Kennedy regularly. I did a bunch of panels with our and you know, while you know, I disagree with her about just about everything. She's. Very nice person. And I think she really loves her father and I, I tend to just, I feel bad for, you know, his family that he left behind and he's got children and grandchildren, and wife and friends and all that, I'm sure. And that sucks for all them and and you know, I do, you know. Have have sympathy for for all that stuff. Like all the family he left behind and all the people who cared about him. You know, they, you know, they're, they're very removed from the the consequences of his actions, and they probably don't see things the same way I do, and they're just they're sad to have a love, a loved one gone. So my condolences to them and. I don't know what else does that sucks. I don't take any any personal pleasure in him dying. However, I gotta say my my mic my true gut I thought might my instinct on John McCain dying is you know. As I've talked about on the podcast before, rob, I, I've come more in the last couple years to, I don't know if I'd say I've gotten more religious. That's probably not the right way to describe it, but I have come to believe in in something more believe that there is something to all of this existence to the universe to all the as you know, we started out as a radical libertarian atheist podcast here at part of the problem, and we've morphed into a more Christian conservative, moderate, you know, as radical libertarianism is that's that's just a little bit too crazy. What we're really trying to do is promote the good word of Jesus Christ here on the podcast, are we? Yes, rob, you got the memo. I'm sorry. I didn't. I didn't catch that one. I might have the wrong Email address. Well, anyway, John McCain. Claim to be a Christian. I don't know. I never trust these politicians when they tell you what they're that's part of the racket with their beliefs there. Yeah, you just you gotta do that for votes. But I, I do sincerely mean this when I said that my first thought can, I guess sure. Relief now I felt a little relief. No, I don't feel any relief because John McCain's like him being gone. It's almost like if one of the heads of a mafia family dies and you know the next guy taking over as just as much of a killer as the last guy, it's not like there's no relief really for me because I think all of his policies and beliefs will live on. It doesn't really matter really at this point, he's just kind of a symbol for those things. No, but this is what I genuinely feel. Is a sense of like, and again, I'm not like a religious person. I, I'm not. There's no organized religion that I ascribed to, but I do feel. That John McCain who himself was a Christian, I'll assume. I feel like man, he better pray. No, I understand this ironic statement, but he better pray that he's not right about that shit. Like he, he better pray that you don't actually have to go to some next life an answer for for what you did in this life, you better pray. He doesn't have to meet his maker and he doesn't have to in some way pay for the immeasurable amount of carnage that that what he that he caused like directly caused in this world..
"mccain" Discussed on Pod Save America
"Morning patriot whose politics you hate. What made you want to write that piece? So there there are two pieces to it. One is simply what happens when a public figure dies today. And the debate that begins immediately in the fact that nothing is going to stop an immediate debate from happening ever. Again, you know, there's this effort when a figure on when if a prominent democrat where pass away. You'll see democratic pundits saying things like, can't we save the criticism for another day and vice versa. When a prominent Republican dies in this, is that how the world works anymore? Everything is immediate for good and for ill and the truth is it shouldn't wait because every eulogy is closing argument in one way or another. And the legacy of politician matters because the legacy of politicians shapes the views. We have of the policies that they espoused. So it is important to have that debate and because of Twitter because of social media because of television because of of technology that debate begins immediately. But at the same time, there's a kind of navel-gazing as we have public mourning about who's morning how their morning, what it means, what it doesn't mean this kind of argument, this quarrel around how we feel and how we're supposed to feel at. I found it frustrating. And what I wanted to do is just try to write down what I was thinking before. I saw what everybody else was saying, just sort of, I'll be honest that when I saw. The news that McCain had died. My immediate thought was man. Twitter is going to be a fucking night. It was my first to let me stop myself for a second. Let me stop for a second and think how do I actually feel? How do I actually feel and how I actually felt was sad. I did. I felt that that is how I felt. And as I then watched what unfolded on Twitter, I just wanted to write something down that said, this is how I'm reacting to this. This is why I think it's appropriate. I John McCain's legacy is complicated. You know, Tommy lays out all the things John McCain apologize for and it's a reminder, the John McCain got a lot of fucking stuff wrong and caused a lot of damage in his career. But at the same time, it is foolish. And I think childish and incorrect to to reduce John McCain to simply a Republican partisans simply a right wing politician. He was more than that he was special and it, and it doesn't make you a worse democrat to note that doesn't. Make you e but doesn't make you silly. It doesn't mean you're capitulating to terrible policies. It doesn't make Medicare for all less likely. You can take a moment and say, this is the good, and this is the ill and it's worth noting and appreciating someone because if you can't stop and say, John McCain is the kind of Ponant you should celebrate when he dies, then no one is and maybe that's how you feel. But you should admit that I was. I was also sad and I also I've had this respect for him ever since I, I knew about him from the before the two thousand campaign to the two thousand eight campaign to I remember when the three of us were sitting there watching the ACA repeal debate play out at the very end at seemed like McCain might vote against repeal vote against skinny repeal. And again, Twitter was a mess. Stop holding out hope for John McCain. He's not the courageous person you think is a Sorkin drama. You a liberal cowards, I thought to myself. I'm being a little, maybe won't happen ensure enough. He did. He did the right thing and look, he was not a centrist. He was not a moderate is politics were very conservative except for these moments of independence on campaign finance reform, climate change, immigration, torture, and then of course health care. But the even on those issues, he went back and forth on some of, right, right. But why we think this about John McCain is not because of his policy in the policies shirt. It was something about his character and style, and I think what you get at Tommy, it was exactly right, which is he is someone who is self aware enough to know when he was wrong, that he could make mistakes that he was fallible and he was always trying to live up to his own standards even if he failed often doing it when I think it's impossible to judge McCain in today without contrasting him to Trump and just thoughts and that..
"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..
"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..
"mccain" Discussed on FRONTLINE: Audiocast | PBS
"By very stupid people we'll get a drain the swamp the washington drive the concept the legal failed wall dan box almost everything stylistically many things about trump substantively were anathema to john mccain there's almost nothing about trump that is in the same space as john mccain stunning upset donald trump is on his own election day trump did what mccain could not win the president's biggest political upsets in american one of the most shocking election history early said new washington order congress after watching president trump's inauguration donald trump took office john mccain began his third decade in the senate that's an uncomfortable washington for john mccain in part because there's a president with whom he is at odds and there is senate and house that are doing things that are probably more conservative than he thought was wise congress was now very different from the one that mccain had witnessed all those years ago senator jack reed it was a difference that of period of time when we both for a senate a car or a certain issues that were very divisive but most of the issues there was a way forward on common ground and that common ground shrinking dramatically and i think he's our action was that's you know it's not good for us not good for the country relying in washington and the public block paralysis confrontation dysfunction hideous logical fury sundown replaced collaboration not many came washington was an increasingly difficult place peter baker mccain is one of the last the giants in the senate who has an independent identity that is separate from his party and it's hard to imagine whether they can be another one these days the system doesn't encourage independent thinkers and mavericks people get punished for that that shocking news about senator and former presidential candidate john calvin tumor after they roast summer even as he was diagnosed with brain cancer family including mccain was again the center of attention care that is still too close to as we voted against the president's attempt to repeal obamacare.
"mccain" Discussed on FRONTLINE: Audiocast | PBS
"President obama line to the people the cv joints step backwards in race relations in the months that phone down america's throats it's another extra populist anger sarah palin had tapped into the country racist exploded into the tea party movement who want to kill you first the things that bomb is doing exacting 's hitler debt the politics of grievance and resentment that mccain had resisted where on the rise radical communist socialists this is a party that john mccain and most republicans don't recognize anymore and they didn't even have the vocabulary to talk to the members of their party there is ugliness with these fringe people were comparing the president to hitler from that point on his misfit in the party and cleared everyone watching involved that he no longer speaks for sort of the ascendant republican base the road to the white house became could only watch as the changes in the republican party culminated in a crucial moment in two thousand sixteen everybody wants to do as the woman mccain had anointed sarah palin special special part stores thank you knew maverick lending our support for the next president of our great united states of america donald j trump john mccain sees donald trump and in effect what he seeing is the manifestation of what he brought to the table in two thousand eight by picking sarah palin heads are spinning media heads are spinning this is going to be so much sarah palin was something republican voters loved in two thousand eight and you saw donald trump completely take advantage of it and take all those sort of palin voters and add to them that breakers the campaign trail trump is picking up the endorsement from sarah payers struggle within the republican the republican nominee trump exploited the forces that mccain would not.
"mccain" Discussed on FRONTLINE: Audiocast | PBS
"And frankly we're we're scared we're scared of an obama presidency for kane tried to reassure his supporters i have to tell you he is a decent person and a person that you do not have to be scared as president i states now i just i just now look i i put her bank he doesn't wanna play into that and yet he is picked somebody's vice president who encourages that kind of politics so he has both tapped into this force that she is at that point and is wary of what he is got himself into barack obama is projected to be the next president barack obama at illinois john mccain's quest for the presidency ended on the conservative airways they blamed him pain never had a prayer and everybody knew it from the getgo mccain is a disaster it complete unmitigated disaster cain campaign was one of the biggest ridiculous disasters in the history of camping awhile ago i had the honour of calling senator barack obama to congratulate him please to congratulate him on being elected the next president of the country that we both love john mccain's time as leader of the republican party was ending also of course very thankful to governor sarah palin one of the best but mccain's decision to choose palin would go on to shape the future of the republican party glad at least he didn't blame palin the flash of brilliance was choosing sarah palin that by the people around immigration that he had not only given a platform to someone who was very corrosive to political process into the party but had very nearly put her you know within a few feet of the presidency and i would be very surprised if that didn't haunt him from then after.
"mccain" Discussed on FRONTLINE: Audiocast | PBS
"Ruck obama was surging in the polls the case look at his campaign and you see the energies on the other side that the momentum on the other side that the freshness is on the other side because somebody stood up a few words stood up a few thousand stood up by it was really hard for john mccain especially having worked so hard to prove himself real conservative to run against the first african american candidate this exciting young charismatic figure who represented change just by getting up in the morning win this election we will change the course of history mccain was in trouble and he knew he needed a dramatic gesture by the summer when mccain got ready to make vice presidential selection we were behind adviser charlie black and we would have expected to go into the fall behind so john wanted to do something a little different this is where john mccain will appear with his running mate the announcement of his vice presidential running mate was a closely guarded secret shutdown is amazing it was so amazing all the secrecy about it a secret cars and secret names and the false airports and it was the most wanted story by any political court reporter in this country everybody wanted to find out here this is i thank you winston american enterprise institute he needed to find someone an african american running you gotta find a woman but you have to find a woman who meets some of the litmus tests in your own party to introduce to you next vice president of the united states governor sarah palin of the great state of alaska time to realize that the decision was a turning point for the republican party and the history of american politics was probably the rascist decision that john mccain and the people around him ever made the truth is they didn't know enough about her other than the fact that she excited the base ryan liz at the new yorker mccain's advisers thought she was very different than what she turned out to be they didn't realize that she would be this.