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11:09 min | 1 year ago

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"President Air to want to intervene in the northern part of Syria withdrawing American troops from border-posts to border post that were protecting the Kurds who were our allies and our is in Fighting Islamic state and Al Qaeda what is the strategic and political fallout. Welcome I'm Paul Zhigo with the Wall Street Journal here with my esteemed colleagues Kim Strassel Hello Kim Hi Paul and Bill mcgurn Hey Bill Hey Paul so this story broke on Sunday night the the United States after a phone call with recipe type air to on the strong man president of Turkey had issued a statement from the White House press secretary saying that he was going to withdraw American troops from that Northwest Corner of of the Syria abutting Turkey that has been the US and Turkey had been negotiating over making that kind of safe zone where the courage could operate in safety and and Turkey could repatriate summit the hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees that have ship fled that civil war and Syrian and relocated to Turkey but Air John has been saying he wants to clear the Kurds out because he used them as allies of the PK K which is says a longtime Kurdish terror group that has run a an insurgency waxing and waning inside Turkey and gently abruptly even to the surprise of some of his aides president trump said look I'm getting out and the president want it's all yours you're responsible for for how you treat the Kurds you shouldn't please don't overboard and treat you WanNa treat them humanely and you're responsible for the Isis prisoners Islamic state prisoners that are held the the courage now and there's a some thousands of those that were picked up during the fight against Isis so president did this and there's been a really quite large reaction against that move in both parties on Capitol Hill Bill yeah I think that's what's interesting about this look the way I read this this is this is one of the practical consequences of John Bolton leaving the White House because my guess is that he would've been one of the strongest voices opposed the move I think it's not surprising from from Donald trump he campaigned on the idea of getting us out of all these places and the problem is I think he just doesn't he seems to be willing to take actions in the short term but nothing that's enduring and the question is whether America can have a sustainable policy in the Mideast preserve our interests without long-term commitments that's the tough question I don't think the president he's willing to do you know a short term attack to attacks on Syria and so forth this was actually an interesting area because it's a relatively modest assessment by the US up there right not not too many troops they're not fighting every day hundred wax and I think it's the editorial pointed out it sort of reflects President Obama's premature withdrawal that lead to the writers of Isis remember before Isis you know be- no-one heard of it right and then Jason has territory the size of Great Britain right and that's the danger we don't know what's going on we know that in the Middle East when there's a void someone's going to fill it usually and if it's not the United States and his allies it's usually someone very bad and Kim the the reaction on Capitol Hill included a stern a statement of opposition from Mitch McConnell the Senate Majority Leader also Lindsey Graham who is has long been a hawk on on again I Islamic state and as long urged that we maintain engaged in that part of the world but and really a whole slew of of Republican senators I guess the main exceptions being Rand Paul who is as long wanted American with draw entirely from the Middle East and is more influential with US president than I think a lot of people understand he's the Kentucky Senator and Mike Lee the Utah Senator who says well we've never declared war in Syria so we we have to have a vote on that which is an outlier position how do you read the Republican opposition here well it's a repeat of what happened last year right that was when Donald Trump came out and said that he was going to engage In a full withdrawal from Syria and real consequences from that you know inspired the resignation Jim Mattis that Defense Secretary and then after that in January of this year the Senate actually held a vote that condemned that policy sixty eight senators voted for it pretty much every single Republican other than those folks that you mentioned that have their own unique reasons for backing the president on this inter- trustingly it was one of the only times that Donald Trump was allied with the Progressive Caucus of the Senate the folks that made a big point of voting no on resolution where folks like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren and Kirsten Gillibrand who was still in the presidential primary at the time because they very taken the position that we are to engaged in foreign complex and so they took a stance there but you're now seeing the same folks come out Marco Rubio ted Cruz even Mitch McConnell said put out a statement saying you know that the United States needs to exercise leadership care and I think the risk to donald trump is that this is an issue on which Republicans are willing to break with him and fact I think some Republicans see the benefit to to having a little but of space between them and him on this issue and so we'll see the president for now they've moved some of their the special forces that were the border back but they have not in fact officially withdrawn on this president has changed his mind before he did last year that's why we still have fighters there because he had said full withdrawal he changed his mind on that we'll see if the Republican response encourages him to rethink this he he ordered the withdrawal of US forces upwards I was told by a source and the administration fifty to two hundred people from to our of two border posts where they had been working with the Kurds at the border move them out there's a third border posts that the US has troops there that they're keeping but that's l. away from this part of Syria the other there are also upwards of about two thousand five hundred US special forces scattered around series yeah that are doing other things and providing some Intel as well as working with some of the Kurdish forces who are allies but the the big concern here is immediately is what happens to the Kurds because if they the they're they're they're ferocious fighters and the if the Turks do go in it could be a real bloody mass and the fact that they were allied with us they were ground forces essentially bill in the fight against Islamic state we provided the air cover and the Intel the courage fought on the ground they took the heavy casualties and thousands of them died in the in the fight against the Caliphate the question is if they get if they feel betrayed by this decision in by the United States and are massacred in large numbers by the the the Turks what happens if we need allies on the ground again in that part of the world or anywhere yeah it just shows how costly it can be to be a friend of the United States at less I was interested in watching Victor Davis Hanson and he described it this way said the the the conundrum here is it Turkey is an ally but not a friend and the Kurds our friends but not allies right Turkey a NATO ally former allies but the Turks regard Kurdistan is a real threat I mean so the scenario you and they're terrorists they consider them all terrorists right so the threat is very very real to them they're in a very like the minorities they're in a very vulnerable part of the world and I don't think this helps because I can't see any other actor except the United States really key being things at bay area and that's why Kim the the fact that we were negotiating with the Turks and the Kurds attic say okay just allow this to be sort of a safe area and if to the extent that we're engaged think that actually is makes the Kurds much less likely to engage in terrorist activity well and that's the weirdness of this decision by the president because we we're in those discussions and if you think about the benefits to all of coming up with a solution like that first of all it means that it you know we keep our our allies in in the Kurds there on the ground which serve as a protection against a resurgence of Isis You also have this major issue is is you mentioned briefly in the beginning about these isis fighters there are twelve thousand Isis fighters under guard there at the moment two thousand plus of their family members as well and if the Kurds feel compelled to have to fight against the Turks who's going to be watching those folks anymore I'm just gonNA blend back out into the fight again and we start all over and again as well as you mentioned you know if you can set up this this zone this buffer zone you have the ability to both return some Syrian refugees but provide security for the Kurds there so there seems to be no reels sense of precipitously just withdrawing seems to be all downside at not much upside other than it allows the president to say hey I kept my campaign promise but but there has to be things that matter beyond that we are talking about Donald Trump and his decision and 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How has Trump handled his response to the latest mass shootings?

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10:48 min | 1 year ago

How has Trump handled his response to the latest mass shootings?

"Horrific mass shootings over the weekend and el paso texas and dayton ohio shakeup american politics takes how much will really change as a result in either the law or the american political debate welcome paul zhigo with the wall street journal and i am here here again with kim strassel. Oh kim hi paul and the esteemed bill mcgurn. How are you bill. No common motivation <hes> <hes> we don't know the motive yet of the dayton ohio killer a young man who managed to kill nine and his sister <hes> el paso <hes> the motive seems seems to be <hes> somewhat <hes> anti immigration anti hispanic anti-corporate <hes> and <hes> <hes> some people are saying white supremacists. There's no question he was the killer is <hes> anti-immigration but <hes> both disturbed deeply disturbed curbed young men <hes> and <hes> immediately though this being america circa two thousand nineteen the the episodes devolved into a discussion about <unk> out <hes> who's to blame which <hes> which politicians whose hate speech <hes> much of the debate focused on on donald trump <hes> and and <hes> and of course immediately debate into gun control and <hes> other things <hes> bill a how do you think the president. I handled this in his remarks on on monday. Well i think two things one i thought he handled it reasonably well in his remarks but i think it doesn't matter <hes> in the sense of how they're going to be greeted i mean don't you think it's important that the united states would dissociate himself so forcefully and clearly yes i do but i also think he has. I think it's unfair. Do you think the president is a white supremacist i don't so who do you think you should disassociate yourself from white supremacy because i think i think this is toys debate. Hold it to second bill i do. I think we should have so dissociate the m._o. Editorial page now yes i do. We're not accused of it. We're not sure look. There's a political purpose to doing all this and i think this contributes to frankly. I'd say the larger contribution you should is if we talk about identity politics and assumed people to the country is built on white national night. You're gonna encourage <hes> crazy the young men to think that way so i think it's important i agree with you in the sense. I think it's important for trump to say the right thing but i don't think frankly. There's anything that he's going to say day. That's not going to be twisted. I mean elizabeth. Warren is tweeting out that fox. News is machine fair fair point bill. I mean th there's the the there's some critics you're you're not going to placate but a lot of them a lot okay yeah but i would say a forty five of fair enough but that's not the the audience the that trump necessarily needs to speak to he needs to speak clearly to the vast american public thing who want to believe that at their country is not going to hell and that there's not a race war going on and they wanna know what what how what kind of president because he is approach the president any president has an outside role to play in american political debate so is he going to be a calming force or not well. I would just go if that's true. Much of this rhetoric is coming from democrats who want to be president. I would just like to see people will help the same standard and to me. I don't think it's even close. I think the journal we had a great editorial today saying don't blame elizabeth warren. If this crazy guy turns out we did not blame the dayton fell. A left-winger left-winger describes himself as left and we also. I don't think we were blaming bernie sanders. When one of his supporters shots legalese we certainly did not but that we do not see that kind of responsible behaviour on on the other side. I think this i think this is derangement. That's why i'm saying. I think the president has to say these things. I'm not sure it matters in the sense that it's going to get a good reception. You're driving. We'll know today later when he goes down to visit right what you know how he's going to visit el paso today or tomorrow wednesday so kim <hes> <hes> you want to mediate this. I'm just enjoying this. You don't need to bring me in well. Well look. I mean i think the great tragedy of this whole discussion. <hes> that we're even having right now is that it's taking focus off what we are slowly slowly. Groping our way to understanding is the real problem here which is very troubled young men <hes> and the the issue here is that i mean somehow our culture has changed. It was remarkable speaking to a friend of mine who's been older. I am <hes> but it was remembering that when he was growing run up <hes> you know he grew up in rural pennsylvania they used to go to high school and they'd have their hunting rifles in their trucks to go out after school they would be unlocked talked to nobody would have dreamed of going out to get a gun and bringing it into a school and shooting up a people so it's not that there were significantly can't leave fewer guns back then something about our culture is changed and there's a a copycat element. This social media plays a role probably violence in in our culture plays a role. A lot of things are playing a role <hes> and what we're beginning to understand is that in that rests some of the solutions solutions if there are any to try to prevent some of this in the future and it's why the debates about sort of racism and white nationalism or the debates about gun control are beginning to sound very tired especially in the face of the reality of the very big problem we have of a generation of younger ran who feel isolated from society and unfortunately have the means to go out and cause great carnage well. I happen to agree three with all of those points kim but i think that our our our friends in the left would say aha here the right wing now talking of the conservatives are now going to root it causes <hes> and <hes> because they don't they're repairing to root causes of this because they're big causes and big problems albums. Take a long time to solve and you don't wanna do anything now about the immediate issues at stake which we want to do something about like gun control or laws on on this or that or going after the white supremacists that's what they would say. How much of that is because. I'm not whoa my view of this. The root causes point is not that it's a counsel of despair and to do nothing now but that it is happens to be beat be true that there is particularly for young men nation that has taken place that causes people to to want to kill their fellow human beings by the way yeah exactly and that's completely bogus their argument. Look we have a choice here. We can move forward and attempt to address the people who are doing the slain attempt to find them isolate them. Give them help or we can try to tackle uselessly <hes> as we know from all the statistics the close to four hundred million firearms that are in civilian possession in the united states now which of those seems like a more reasonable approach. I can tell you which one i think is gonna work. Better and there are immediate ways that you can address. This privacy laws us <hes> congress has an enormous job to go out and deal with hip and for these are privacy laws that make very difficult at times for health professionals this college administrators high school administrators to share information of troubled teenagers and souls with with their parents <hes> with others in the community with law enforcement they need to dealing with that. We're now having a useful discussion out there about red flag laws which are designed to highlight some of these troubled individuals and make sure that we limit their ability to get to a firearm. I still have some issues with the due process of many of those laws but they're at least looking in the right direction these days rather than more waiting periods are background checks which are are not going to help because as we know most of these killers those were they managed to get get a hold of these guns. Legally the red flag laws refers to <hes> the ability of some. I think it's a dozen states. Maybe fourteen states have laws which whittle allow police departments law enforcement or family members to be able to petition a court and say that <hes> john is <hes> is danger we think to his family himself or his community and we would <hes> petition the court to take away his gun now that usually most of these laws the person has a chance to make his own case against that but <hes> as you say there are some due process issues but i as a matter of principle bill. I actually support this. <hes> this kind of law i think in may need to go even further in the sense of not just <hes> making it difficult or for for this person or someone in his or her family to have a gun in the house but <hes> i you know i think we we need to revisit force commitment into institutions amount to help it. Look there's bigger problems with a lot of these kids. Fatherless homes president obama used to talk about that and people people assume it's the black community and that's not true we see a lot of these troubled youth <hes> kind of estranged from their dads and i think the american people would be for anything that they thought would work but a lot of these policy things are as kim sorta sadder just thrown out and no one really believes they'll work. Mark and of course politicians also want the easy soft quick solution. We've passed long. We fixed it and this this is obviously going to require a a multiplicity of efforts along mental health the law and so forth to try to identify these people and we have to be realistic. Even if we have a system in place we're not going to identify everyone right so it's going to be off the grid and get through were talking about the fallout from the mass shootings on the weekend and you're listening to potomac watch from the wall street journal

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"paul zhigo" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

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04:54 min | 1 year ago

"paul zhigo" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

"Yeah. From the opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal. This is Potomac watch President Trump and democratic leaders in congress deliver dueling appeals to the nation on funding security at the border did either one persuade anyone who wasn't already persuaded. And what happens now, welcome. I'm Paul zhigo from the Wall Street Journal in here to talk about this and the resignation looming resignation deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein, Kim. Strassel Hake him. Hi, paul. So my my verdict Kim on the on the speeches was the only good news for Donald Trump was that the Democrats were almost as bad. I thought that his his his remarks were to narrowly cast for speech of that character. They were aimed at seemed to me more at the people who already agree with him fundamentally. There were few. I mean, I thought he was most persuasive in reaching out to a larger audience. We talked about the humanitarian problems at the border driven by the rival of children and families which and those are real the customs and border protection services is really overwhelmed at some of these ports of entry and the asylum system is broken, but the parade of horrible 's of criminals and so on that he went through. I think it was was overkill, and I wish that he had reached a reached out to say, you know, what if the Democrats do this and give me the security funding. I think we need as a country than I'm willing to consider some of their ideas on on immigration, including Dhaka, and and and some of the temporary visa holders from Haiti and other countries whose who will soon be deported. Under some of President Trump's decisions, I didn't hear that. And of course, Democrats gave them right back in in conned. But we'll talk about the Democrats in a second. What do you think? Yeah. He started off well enough his tone was not that bad at least in the beginning. And he you know, he made a couple of statements that I thought were welcome. He did talk about the fact that we do. With open arms embrace lots of legal immigrants every year. It was always good to hear the president talk about the benefits of legal immigration and the value immigrants bring to our country. He did talk a lot about other things that need to be done at the border as you mentioned about new technology for detecting drugs and weapons many of which by the way, come through legal points of entry to the United States. He talked about needing more agents more judges to handle immigration cases, more bed spaces, more medical support. And he also talked about how he had called on congress to fix them loopholes in the law to allow the administration to more humanely return children back over the border because there are some real problems with that he even and I was you know, I thought that this was is probably the most you're going to get in terms of an overture from Trump. But he said, you know, and then I want my wall, but we don't have to call it a wall. Can call it a physical barrier because that's what Democrats want and it can be steal. It doesn't have to be concrete. I mean, these are supposedly Donald Trump's mines his his concession Democrats. They don't strike me us all them big concession. I mean, they're mostly semantic. No, they are. But then as you said he turned to along, sir. Tirade about crimes and gang warfare. And it was very dark the way he can be when he talks about this subject. And then there were it was just too much of the wall as well. Defensive on the wall, why Walzer necessary why people build their own walls. It was a lot of stuff about the wall. And as you said nothing at the end that would actually entice Democrats to come over to a side because this is Donald Trump's problem in that they don't feel they need to give him anything. And he's not offering them anything other than semantics in return, and that was the fundamental mismatch of last night. I think you heard that from the Democrats a. Vay look like they think they're pushing for total victory total capitulation, they're not offering anything, essentially. And they they basically said they didn't offer him any kind of rhetorical concession at all the only thing they said was everybody's for border security, but the president is essentially manufacturing crisis. He is acting out of malice cruelty and even soft sold..

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"paul zhigo" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

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01:39 min | 2 years ago

"paul zhigo" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

"And I mean, clearly they've been thinking about it for a long time. So I don't know why they went to that said, I think the O L C memo is pretty comprehensive pretty persuasive. It's not just statute it's practice. They go back to Jefferson. I think they found was at one hundred sixty instances where presidents have appointed inferior officers two acting positions at it. It was pretty thorough and unspectacular I think in its in its reasoning. Yeah. No, I I'm I'm with you on that Bill. I just I just think that if you're you you knew that you're going to replace Jeff Sessions. So why don't you have somebody you can nominate right away who you then you could have the. Senate confirm consider and confirm even as early as the lame duck, right rather? Now, it's likely that the nominate somebody you'll have I don't even know if they can get to it in the lame duck, depending on how long the Senate stays there. Now talking about leaving December seventh which means this would be kicked into January after the new congress comes in, and and that would be a potential difficult. They would get a cedar two extra for Republicans in the Senate. But on the other hand, you you you you have a longer period where Whitaker is in the job. And wouldn't it? Would it really made such a huge difference? If Jeff Sessions stayed for the next month or two on I'm I'm just not sure it would have. All right. Thanks bill. Thanks, kim. I think bottom line is Donald Trump needs to figure out needs to get off the man after the election defeat, and and decide what kind of governor wants to run. Thank you all for listening. I'm Paul zhigo. We back later in the week with another edition of Potomac watch..

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02:32 min | 2 years ago

"paul zhigo" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

"The opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal. This is Potomac watch. Welcome back on Paul zhigo with my colleagues Brett I mean, excuse me, Bill mcgurn and Kim strassel and looking at an not this is Brett cavern on my shit. That's why I said breakout on and because I wanted to make a point. It seems to me Kim that the Brett cabin off. I it's pretty clear in the Senate race is really probably helped one or two save one. Or two of those seats brought the United the Republican party in some of these conservative states and brought them out number as point number one number two immigration, in my view, as I look at the polling was it was a definite negative in the house in the suburban districts taking Carlos Cabello taking up my coffin among other things in Denver Carlos Cabello in Miami Dade healthcare. Also, a real negative for Republicans. The thing they had going for them was I think the stronger economy and a fairly decent record in in in this congress overall healthcare accepted. Yeah. I I agree with that immigration. Definitely. Despite the fact that the president put so much emphasis on it. It certainly hurt. I think some of those house district members in the end. I would also point out though that you. Can't just say it was only that or one or two things, you know. For instance, I was doing a closer look into the Carlos Carello race. And you know, he lost a lot of Republican support down there too in in that he was so moderate on some issues. For instance, this is a guy who was pushing a carbon tax within the Republican party that turned off a lot of Republican voters. So in the effort of many of these candidates to walk the line in these suburban distant districts and distance himself from Trump doesn't necessarily mean you always end up on the right side of policy issues, and that can hurt you and reelection two, but broadly speaking, yes, immigration was difficult economy. The healthcare issue really hurt. These folks, I think an exit polls something like fifty percent of Americans that was their top issue for publicans had no answer on it. And they obviously had failed. Let's be honest and their promises to get rid of it and put something better in its place. So they got hammered and the economy did. Help them. But it just was not enough in the end to overcome the Trump factor. Bill any observations at all about any individual racist that you saw. Well, it's interesting. I think immigration, I agree with Kim..

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"paul zhigo" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

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03:52 min | 2 years ago

"paul zhigo" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

"Opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal. This is Potomac watch. Welcome back on Paul zhigo with Kim strassel and Bill mcgurn. I do we talked about some of the more centrist candidates Democrats running to in red states in the Senate and to an in Republican-leaning districts in the house, but I do want to talk about a couple of prominent progressives who are getting most of the attention and the Democratic Left because I think if either or both of them win that will be the will immediately emerge as potential candidates for the presidency as early as twenty twenty. I'm talking about Andrew gillum, the Tallahassee mayor who is running for the democratic governorship in Florida. He has is in the lead in most polls three four or five points ahead of Rhonda Santa. Republican congressman former congressman who is has basically has wrapped himself around Trump to win the nomination against Adam Putnam Amore Jeb Bush, kind of Republican candidate if Gillam wins that race he will immediately be heralded as the next Barack Obama, and he will be heralded by the party's left as somebody who can win on a progressive message because he's for Medicare for all for example. I think he's for limiting ice the immigration enforcement agency. He is I think by any measure to the left in the left wing of the Democratic Party of he can win in Florida. The progressives who nominate people in in in twenty twenty in the Democratic Party are going to say Kim, you know, what the shows you can win on that kind of. Message. Well, of course, they'll say that. You'll get a Berge at that. Even if he loses look how close he came that will be the argument. It's not I don't think necessarily very accurate. First of all everything you say is correct. They will say that. And he will be poised. And you know, who knows even though he would have only at that point put in two years of governorship. He he could position himself to be on the ballot. So look out all of those other fellow progressives. Like Kamala, Harris, you might have some more competition. But I'm not necessarily sure that the argument that it was his progressivism is what is actually winning him that race down there or keeping him competitive. He's a very personable candidate, very good speaker. He tends to really get people to gravitate around him. And he's running against a the opposite of that in that descent is not run the greatest race in. He he's tends to be a little gaffe-prone. He is also as you said wrapped himself around Trump, which is proven to be an anchor to a certain degree around his neck, especially among a lot of water at Republican voters and all those suburbanites we keep talking about. And so again, not sure that that's a clear message on progressivism so much as it is on the character of candidates, and and nonetheless, I think that he will immediately be a star if he wins. Let's talk about another race, which I think has national implications. If and that's better o Rourke in Texas. Running against Ted Cruz giving Ted Cruz more than he ever bargained for. And if somehow I mean Beto Aurora is phys behind in the polls in Texas. And so it would be an enormous upset if he won. But if he did win Bill, then I think you have another immediate Beddoe mania. It's they call it is going to he's going to run. I think in twenty twenty as well if he would manage to win.

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04:11 min | 2 years ago

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"From the opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal. This is Potomac watch election day twenty eighteen is here and Democrats believe their poise for a big day while Republicans hoped to hang onto their house majority, however narrowly and gain at least a seat or two in the Senate while we wait for results will tell you some of the important things to look for in the election returns. And with me, welcome on Paul zhigo. And with me to talk about this on my Wall Street Journal colleagues Bill mcgurn. Hey, Bill Haipeng and Kim strassel Hypo Kim, so so let's let's election day, obviously, right of democracy. A great thing. Tanks aren't in the streets, notwithstanding some of our friends on the left Bill telling us they would during the Trump presidency. Looks like democracies working people will vote they voted in my precinct this morning rice. They voted in yours. There were no riots there were no rifles. So that's that. We'll see what happens. I suspect. It's going to be a an eventful day politically. But one hopes not a violent one. And it looks to me just a couple of points. I want to hear your kind of things you're looking for. But I'm the one I'm looking for that'd be I think the big thing here is it's a referendum on Donald Trump above all in this in this election is not on the ballot. But Democrats have tried to make this an election about Donald Trump and his behavior as president and Donald Trump has been happy to oblige. He's been saying he is he's this. He wants to be the center of attention. He's been saying, I'm helping everywhere I go we might lose the house because they can't go to every house district. Of course, he has gone every swings Senate district, although not importantly in some of the some of the some of the key ones. So I think that's what I'm going to be looking for most of all here. What what? What is the size of the democratic surge against Trump, and and Trump ISM? And then that sense, it will be the opposite of what we saw in two thousand ten against Barack Obama Bill. Yeah. I agree. Look on the one hand the history is is not encouraging for the party that controls the White House. Right. And I think typically over the past couple of decades average thirty seat loss in the house a few in the Senate. So in some senses. This is business as usual on the other hand, President Trump, I think apart from the election being referendum on them, which I think it usually is on the president. He's inserted himself more directly than most other presidents in these rallies. And it it it is to a polarized country in the sense. If you look at a rally, you just think this is all Trump country. But then you see the enthusiasm on the democratic side. And and the the poll productions and you realize there's an another. Side to that story. So we'll we'll find out. I mean, it will be not just a matter of who retains which chamber, but also the margin of victory will tell Salat Kim any kind of general thought. Well, I guess my general thought is that none of us know what's going to happen today. And it's been kind of striking to me to watch. So many political prognosticators say that they are pegging the chances to this or that happening at these very precise percentages in the face of what happened in two thousand sixteen and the fact that no one knew what was going on. Then either compounding this if you look in particular at the house races, we have very few polls that have been done in the majority of these districts, many of them to the extent that they were polled at all. It was back in the summer before. For instance, the recent immigration debate before the cavenaugh fight. So none of that has span baked into any of those polls. We know that some of these polls have been very inaccurate or have the potential very inaccurate because they were very small sample sets. And we're seeing a lot of..

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03:00 min | 2 years ago

"paul zhigo" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

"From the opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal. This is Potomac watch welcome back on Paul zhigo with Kim strassel and Bill mcgurn and Kim, I guess the question is, how does all of this play politically Democrats want to delay the hearings of possible delay the vote if possible, Republicans being in the majority, have the power to move the nomination forward the if as long as they stay United. But I guess the question is Democrats wanna show their voters who are passionately anti-trump and believe the supreme court is is one of one of the main battlegrounds of American politics that they that they're fighting to stop cavenaugh. So are these history onyx at the hearing by the. Senators of the document. Production debate and the the extraordinarily nasty questioning is this really something that they're trying to show the base that they're willing to fight and they're passionate just like them. And in the end, they're going to allow the debate the vote to go forward or will they try to block vote altogether? Because unless you have a Senate democrat showing up at the hearing, you can deny them of haute unless re undercurrent Senate rules. Well, look, I think it's both. I think the goals and the strategy you see here was this initial attempt to complain launch motions and try to postpone this and all the while. As you say with the goal that even if we can't postpone an even if we can't derail it, we will show our base that we are fighting. It looks as though Democrats have not at this point gone so far has decided they will not show. Oh, up or boycott. This one would hope that maybe they have understood that some of these breaking of precedents in norms sometimes can boomerang on you. Of course, one of the reasons that we can have fifty votes to confirm Brett Kavanagh these days, and we no longer have a filibuster is because Harry Reid got rid of that for certain nominees back when he was still in charge and Republicans extended that rule so that they don't seem to have gone that far yet. But the question to me is there can be no doubt that these kind of theatrics will probably gin up their base. They're hoping that they could at least use the hearings for that. But how do they play with the average American that turns this on? Because you know the record is out there. This is a guy served honorably on the DC circuit court of appeals. American Bar Association gives the highest rating he's clearly more than more than qualified to sit on the supreme court. And you see these people level..

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04:00 min | 2 years ago

"paul zhigo" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

"From the opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal. This is the Tomac watch welcome back on Paul zhigo with Kim strassel. We're talking about the Tuesday election results and what they tell us for November Kim course president odd states. It wasn't on the ballot anywhere, but he is taking credit for tour. Boulder, Sens win in in Ohio, St. tweeting that before he went into campaign on Saturday night, Balderstone was trailing in the early vote by something like two to one. But of course he was expected to be trailing in the in the early voting given the the contours of the race and what usually happens. So Trump is, I think, overestimating his influence here and turning a race around. He claims that they turned it around by twenty seven twenty eight points. We don't know how much he did what the determining factor was for a lot of. Voters on? I think it's probably true that he helped to increase a Republican turnout particularly where he's more popular in in some of the rural districts. But of course, a lot of the democratic motivation to begin with is anti-trump, especially in the in a place like Franklin county where you have. It's been a, that's the old seat that John casick the governor used to hold and casick endorsed bald or Senate the end of the race. So of course, case people are saying he's responsible for for their son a winning. I, I do think that that what this race shows is is what the big thing is your your point about the suburban problem. There are college educated Republicans. There are. There are women Republicans, their independence who like the results of Trump's policies but don't like his. Persona and the way that he handles himself and speaks as president and they are less enthusiastic about turning out to vote for Republicans. Yeah, we saw that in the numbers. They actually turned out to vote for Democrats, and we saw some returns for that. Let me. I mean, I've had spoken to a lot of Republicans this morning. Let me tell you what the flip side is. This is the counter argument that they would make okay that the president, the White House probably make more optimistic Republicans. They'll say, okay, yes, these are all really close. But if you look at the special elections that we've had, which people say are often an indicator for how things are going to go. You had four of them last year in Kansas, Georgia, Montana, South Carolina, and the Democrats lost all of them and they've lost Ohio tonight there. One victory was in Pennsylvania where Connor land won a special election. And so this shows that yes, it's going to be close, but in these dogfights we can hold on and the reason we can is in part because the White House strategy is to believe that we don't necessarily change your minds. Of those suburban voters. What you need to do is instead drive turnout in rural areas. This is why the president is out giving his big rallies, and this is going to be the saving grace of a lot of Republican candidates. They would also note to that, you know, this special election dog days of August, not many people were paying attention that they'll be in better shape when they're real basis back and focused in November. You know, these are their arguments that they make. I think that's optimistic. But if you, you talked to someone, they think that the president's strategy is actually working that you go out in the only way that you combat is to Japan through Seattle among your core supporters and drive up those numbers in rural areas, and then you've got a shot. So that's that's the flip argument and you can now take it apart..

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04:51 min | 2 years ago

"paul zhigo" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

"Welcome back. I'm my name is Paul zhigo and I'm here with aleisha Finley, and Kim strassel. Let's talk about the the primaries that are taking place on Tuesday oncluding a big special election for congress in Ohio Ohio's twelfth congressional district Pat to bury the going Republican, congressman resigned to take a private sector job. So they're filling his spot and it turns out this is Franklin county, which is a county around Columbus, suburbs of Columbus stretching into some of the rural areas of the state ought to be a relatively safe Republican district, Kim, it's district in which Donald Trump won, I think by eleven points or so. And yet it's going to be a nail biter by all. Counts between toy baldur's and who is the Republican state Senator from the area and the democratic nominee Danny O'Connor, who is a local official, I think in a in the area and both parties have poured millions of dollars in. And I think you have to say in all fairness, that the the challenge here is much greater for the Republicans or the. The worry is much greater for the Republicans because of this kind of seat is is up for grabs than I think that bodes very ill for November. Yet in theory, this should be a cakewalk for Republicans. They have held this seat since nineteen Eighty-three is you said Trump won the district by eleven percentage points in twenty sixteen, but there's a lot of unknown things here. One problem obviously is President Trump has turned off some of those voters that are the type that do live in the suburbs of areas like Columbus. This is also a strange election in that it's happening in August when a lot of families are off on vacation and by the way, there's also no other contests on the ballot. So they're thinking it's going to be a very low turnout, a fair, but it is an Democrats have also poured a great deal of money into this. They see the symbolic value as much as anything of winning this last special election before the November midterms. I think the Mr. O'Connor has spent. Out four times as much on television ads as the Republican that being says, some Republican groups have come in and they have pretty much even up what people have seen on TV in terms of foreign against ads. But this is going to be one of those things that the stakes for Republicans are just much higher because if they want it, everyone will say, see, well, you should've wanted anyway, they lose it. This is going to be hailed as yet another. For instance, Pennsylvania, Connor lamb who won a March special election in a district that Mr. Trump carried by twenty points. Republicans will see it as for boating that they are in for a very rough ride in November. I just see this as they should see this as for boating, frankly, win or lose even if it's close on they win because this is exactly the kind of seat where control of congress will be settled in November that is partly suburban seat. Some some district's in some parts of it rural, but it is the areas of the country. Where are the swing seats. This is I think I've seen the sixty eighth most Republican seat in the country. If Republicans lose this, it means that they're sixty seven other seats that that are more vulnerable in terms of democratic registration, going into the to the fall that are going to be hard to very hard fought. And it means that there's an enormous area in these kinds of seats in suburban districts held by Republicans that are going to be vulnerable to to defeat. I think it's an an an in part, it's because these voters are some of them are moderate, moderate Republicans, college educated Republicans. They may like or gre- with Trump's policies, but they don't like his persona. And that persona is might cause them to stay home. That's exactly right. He's really alienated a lot of voters and and he was in the district on Saturday with a rally. And again, he made it all about himself and there's really been very little talk about how his policies have been improving the economy. The jobless rate is now four percent, four point, one percent, but a high was doing pretty well, especially in Columbus metropolitan area..

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WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

01:57 min | 2 years ago

"paul zhigo" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

"From the opinion pages of the wall street journal this is potomac watch welcome back on paul zhigo with kim strassel and dan henninger talking about donald trump and russia and dan one thing the president has made very clear even at in reversing himself on intelligence findings and the two thousand sixteen election is he's gonna head with negotiations with flat emmer putin he wants to do a deal he said on arms control nuclear weapons he wants to do a deal on syria he thinks he can do a deal on syria thinks he's getting cooperation from bladder putina gone north korea and containing their nuclear weapons they'll have to say the evidence on that is vanishingly small i think it's limited to the testimony of donald trump so what do you make of trump's foreign policy and his approach to four to an adversary like this going forward what can we expect well i think we know what we can expect i mean trump's approach has modus operandi is summarized famously in his book the art of the deal the art of the deal is the model that which trump conducts to go she and business with everyone around him in that means that you make decisions i fill in the details later keep your opponents guessing about what you might do next and keep everybody off balance in that respect trump has been an enormous success the entire world is off balanced nobody knows what to expect but you know there's another idea from pop culture that comes to mind here and that is jerry maguire and the color of money the famous phrase there is show me the money in other words a guy like jerry maguire is constantly proposing deals but never putting.

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WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

04:32 min | 2 years ago

"paul zhigo" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

"From the opinion pages of the wall street journal this is potomac watch welcome back on paul zhigo with bill mcgurn and kim strassel and kim before we left you mentioned the the the healthcare issue in the three senators republicans murkowski collins and mccain who are there targeted by democrats to to oppose judge cavenaugh but murkowski and and collins made n n mccain all have made encouraging statements from the point of view of the white house that that cavenaugh has an impressive record and collins saying even that she was pleased with a statement in two thousand six that rove e wade and its progeny other cases or binding precedents he would have to follow now of course you going to the supreme court you don't have to follow precedent a strictly as you do as a lower court and and she was impressed with his obamacare decision to on the lower court so i think that i think that the so far from the point of view republican unity that that looks that looks pretty good but bill let's talk about timing here because i think the the democrats are also trying going to try to delay this they're going to try to push this past the election 'cause schumer chuck schumer the minority leader he wants even more than defeating right cavenaugh he wants to run the senate i mean he wants to protect his incumbents and states that trump one who are going to have a difficult time navigating in this appointment between the base which wants to oppose all things trump and the nominee and maybe the electorate in the states who by sixty seventy percent in some of these states seventy eighty percent will say this cavenaugh guy looks like a pretty sharp character and a good nominee right my look he's also not supported by his deputy dick durbin who said you know it may take sacrificing some democratic seats in the election i can tell you that's not shirk shoe i mean portrush human he he assumes a leadership just at the moment that is party seems to be taken over by crazies and it probably means he'll never get the majority leader position that he's coveted at look they i think the editorial that the journal is run on this is absolutely onto the this is about accountability the reason we have votes is for people to be accountable and what both durban and schumer are recognizing their united in this is that a vote against this candidate would probably cost them seats and so dick durbin saying fall on your sword and do you know to other people the sacrifices willing other senators right and chuck schumer saying well let's just lay until after but what they're both admitting is that this is a tough vote for democrats and as i say there's a lot of attempt i think to make lot of noise about this but what it looks like to me is the republicans are as unified as you can hope now i mean there's oh guarantees and the democrats are scared because they know that this is a tough vote for them well they he would love you're gonna see requests for documents millions of documents related to the star probe ken starr probe which we're cavanaugh was on the staff of grand stars independent counsel the bush administration where cavanaugh was steph secretary of course those documents have nothing to do with his judiciary you know the staff secretaries job is to handle the paperwork for the president so he's just putting together with other people has nothing to do with his judicial philosophy and they should really limit those kind of as well and i think that they're going to have to that because otherwise you're going to have essentially a dive into the archives of presidencies which is you know which is on you mental could do that you could spend thirty years on that as some historians no doubt will but the but the republicans want to get this vote and i think they should get early and i think they want should get this vote so that so that cavenaugh can take his seat if he's confirmed by the time the supreme court term starts in october for tober i first monday night tober kim yeah and they'd be entirely within their rights to demand that kind of schedule as we wrote in our editorial today at the average norm between a nomination and accommodation is about sixty to seventy.

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WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

04:49 min | 2 years ago

"paul zhigo" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

"From the opinion pages of the wall street journal this is potomac watch welcome back i'm paul zhigo with kim strassel end bill mcgurn wanna just mention the paradox of this most unorthodox of of presidents donald trump nominating neal gorsuch and brett kavanagh now to what i would call very establishment elite highly highly qualified supreme court nominees he didn't surprise people in the sense of going just picking some personal friend or pulling somebody who saying well you know what we we need a non lawyer on the court we need we need mcgurn or sister sister on who's on the third circuit in you know an appellate court judge the the it's it's fascinating kim and i wondered if you had any insight into why trump has has done this of course it goes back to the campaign when to buy credibility with conservative social conservative voters he donald trump released that list that was compiled by the federal society and the heritage foundation that included neal gorsuch and after revolt was revised brad kavanagh i think it's a function of two things you know whenever i have spoken to anyone who knows donald trump trying to get my head around why he does certain things the answer that i've most commonly received as donald trump does what he thinks is working and sometimes that's for the worst right he come goes out and sort of speaks whatever's on his mind people have counseled him not to do that but in in his mind that's what got him elected and so he's going to do what continues to work and in this case a very strong message was sent to him as you said that they put out this list it many people have credited him credited that list with actually driving voter turnout some shoring up his conservative support they felt reassured by what he would do with the court and he feels that that was an important part of getting him an elected and so he is stuck to that list but i think the second thing is he has just had very good advisers around him on this question in particular dawn mccann domigan is general counsel who is just versed in this area knows all about it the federalist society leonard leo also mitch mcconnell he's worked closely with him in mcconnell who's had very good sense of his members what they would tolerate what they might not mcconnell's kept people very much on board behind all of his picks you know in addition to cavanaugh this week i think we're getting another confirmation of the twenty second appeals court just justice at donald trump is nominated which is a pretty strong number be the other thing i hear talking to people who who've advise trump on this is that he is somebody who is impressed by credentials he is as he often says you know he went to warton and the pen business school and he's impressed by people who are distinguished in their in their fields and cavenaugh in gorsuch are both extremely distinguished there's no question about their their competence their their authority as judges and trump likes that and i think that's his credit because it means that there's less likely a chance that you'll make a mistake and get a get a david suitor well also look let's thank ted cruz for saying how can we trust this clown to pick spring court justices and that gave us a list that most of the people on the list would be broadly acceptable to us right in also got some democratic sanction for we know that about a quarter of trump voters the people who did vote for trump that their most important factor was supreme court nominations and i think also it might be a simple for donald trump he knows that neil gorsuch was a grand slam for him right he tout's at rallies and so i'm not sure he's into the nuances of mr gorsuch legal philosophy and so forth but if you donald trump and you've got this great pick that everyone recognizes wouldn't you listen to the people who gave you that might suspicion is that most of the people would have been for neal gorsuch would have been for bread cavin is their first pick all right let's talk about the confirmation battle.

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WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

04:40 min | 2 years ago

"paul zhigo" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

"From the opinion pages of the wall street journal this is the tomac watch welcome back on paul zhigo with bill mcgurn and in kim strassel and just to find a point about scott pruitt i think that the real danger here is that if particularly if democrats take the senate that the any of the reform momentum that has existed that the agency and donald trump may end up ebbing away just because it'll be that much more difficult to accomplish with with hostility from congress and and that's a shame because it's been so important to reviving us energy markets and and the fossil fuel expansion and liquefied natural gas and a lot of other kinds of things so in porn economically all right so let's turn to the supreme court to bill we've got looks like a president's narrowed his list down to four i guess three particular but maybe a fourth coming up on the on the outside tom hardiman of i think he's with the third circuit court of appeals appellate judge but it's brad kavanagh the dc circuit amy barrett of the seventh circuit and ray catholic of the six circuit all appellate judges of one tenure or another brad kavanagh the longest over a decade i believe i can't remember how long catholic jews spent in that job but eight two thousand eight so another decade ten tenure and a lot of cat inside fighting this or that the rap against cavanaugh who worked in the bush white house with you is that somehow he was a bushy and this disqualified him as a bushy yeah glad you didn't disqualify me but well i'd known you otherwise who but we worked together what what do you think about about that charge that somehow your your disqualified for this supreme court if you happen to work in yeah i'm not sure of all the other justices but i think alito started out as prosecutors he in the carter administration or something and scalia he work for it worked for reagan in the office of leo council did he work before that though for four i'm not i don't remember bork of course it worked for nixon right so i'm not sure you read too much brett was very conservative when i was there he was a good colleague you know i think the attacks on him is not being conservative and so forth there are kind of silly i i also think look i have a big sauce spot for amy barrett fellow domer notre dame i think she's a rockstar i think she's also viable for few more picks because she's so young she four four six and brett's fifty three but i'll put it this way if if you me and kim two years ago we're talking and so you know anthony kennedy seat would be coming up and these are the three i think i think would be i think we were thought this is so impossible so i don't think we should get greedy and it does seem that some of the sniping back and forth has been so minor i mean every all lawyers are going to have different areas that the emphasize and so forth but look they're all going to be any of them are going to be a giant step ahead of anthony kennedy and i think we should be very grateful for that i think our colleague deniger said i think the arrow of judge made law is is really coming to an end kim you have any insight on any of these particular choices you wanna talk about it i would just point out hardiman i know the least about and just from my own reporting people suggest to me that he is hell of a nice guy great personality wonderful story i think he used to drive a truck or something but he he has but he's probably the least distinguished in terms of his intellectual pedigree and jurisprudential kind of status well that gets to impact what i've heard is the divide at the moment in the white house and the discussion that's been going on is do you favor this question of jurisprudence and record which both catholics and.

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01:31 min | 2 years ago

"paul zhigo" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch

"Paul zhigo here with my colleagues from the wall street journal opinion pages alicia finley hello elisha and dan henninger they're paul so let's start alicia with the supreme court to couple of important cases coming down not all of them yet have come out next week as why they thought to be the last week and we'll get an opinion on the travel ban for example we'll get an opinion on the janice case regarding compel compulsory it union fees but this week we got very significant case on state sales taxes called wayfair the company that sells furniture online had sued south dakota which wanted the tax anything that cells in south dakota from anywhere i guess on earth but anywhere in the united states and the supreme court took the case and basically overturned two precedents its own precedents to allow states now to tax remote retailers that's right so it overturned it's nineteen sixty seven and nineteen ninetytwo big one quill ruling that's that this physical fix physical nexus standard which meant that states couldn't force out of state real retailers to remit sales tax basically to collect it from instate customers this was.

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02:01 min | 2 years ago

"paul zhigo" Discussed on WCHS

"Voice of charleston ninety six point five and five eighty wchs zero welcome back panelists here robert costa the washington post and moderator of washington week on pbs danielle plaka the american enterprise institute kimberly atkins cheap washington reporter and columnist for the boston herald and jon meacham author of the new book the soul of america the battle for our better angels we'll talk about that a little bit later let me start with your colleague robert costa dan balls and what he wrote on friday morning is sort of the larger reaction everything we've learned does it bother anyone that president trump has been caught lying does it bother anyone that this is not new does it bother anyone that the president has been shown to be a liar that was dan balls lead that's not somebody who throws the ellwood around this is where we're at dan balls one of the best and he brings up an important question but for republicans i'm covering they still do not seem to be breaking with president trump just months ahead of the midterm elections they've bought the ticket they're taking the ride they're sticking with president trump but for those suburban voters in the country who watch all of this was stormy daniels the misstatements lies you do wonder to the voters who may have went from the middle to president trump in two thousand sixteen do they flip back this year daniel the wall street journal editorial page on friday paul zhigo and company mr trump is compiling a record that increases the likelihood that few will believe him during a genuine crisis say a dispute over speaking with special counsel robert muller or nuclear showdown with kim jong un mr trump should worry that americans will stop believing anything he says so this should bother us from the standpoint of of leadership as americans we want a president who we can trust that i think is very separate from the political question that robert just brought up which is what did the american people think for the midterms and i think the answer to that is they're not listening this is just so much chatter who cares about the person you call a porn actress who cares about all these lawyers and all these people who are pimping themselves out on cable tv sorry no i that's the part from.

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01:56 min | 2 years ago

"paul zhigo" Discussed on KBOI 670AM

"Idaho's home for rush limbaugh news talk six seventy k b o y on pbs daniel fleck the american enterprise institute kimberly atkins chief washington reporter and columnist for the boston herald and jon meacham author of the new book the soul of america the battle for our better angels we'll talk about that a little bit later let me start with your colleague robert costa dan balls and what he wrote on friday morning sort of the larger reaction to everything we've learned does it bother anyone that president trump has been caught lying does it bother anyone that this is not new does it bother anyone that the president has been shown to be a liar dan balls is lead that's not somebody who throws the ellwood around this is where we're at dan balls one of the best and he brings up an important question but for republicans uncovering covering they still do not seem to be breaking with president trump just months ahead of the midterm elections they've bought the ticket they're taking the ride they're sticking with president trump but for those suburban voters in the country who watch all of this was stormy daniels the misstatements lies you do wonder to the voters who may have went from the middle to president trump in two thousand sixteen do they flip back this year danielle the wall street journal editorial page on friday paul zhigo and company mr trump is compiling a record that increases the likelihood that few will believe him during a genuine crisis say a dispute over speaking with petrol counsel robert muller or nuclear showdown with kim jong un mr trump should worry that americans will stop believing anything he says so this should bother us from the standpoint of of leadership as americans we want a president who we can trust that i think is very separate from the political question that robert just brought up which is what are the american people think for the midterms and i think the answer to that is they're not listening this is just so much chatter who cares about the person you call a porn actress who cares about all these lawyers and all these people who are pimping themselves out on cable tv sorry.

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NBC Meet the Press

01:54 min | 2 years ago

"paul zhigo" Discussed on NBC Meet the Press

"Welcome back panelists here robert costa the washington post and moderator of washington week on pbs daniel plaka the american enterprise institute kimberly atkins chief washington reporter and columnist for the boston herald and jon meacham author of the new book the soul of america the battle for our better angels we'll talk about that a little bit later let me start with your colleague robert costa dan balls and what he wrote on friday morning is sort of the larger reaction everything we've learned does it bother anyone that president trump has been caught lying does it bother anyone that this is not new does it bother anyone that the president has been shown to be a liar that was dan balls is lead that's not somebody who throws the ellwood around this is where we're at dan balls one of the best and he brings up an important question but for republicans i'm covering they still do not seem to be breaking with president trump just months ahead of the midterm elections they've bought the ticket they're taking the ride they're sticking with president trump but for those suburban voters in the country who watch all all of this was stormy daniels the the misstatements lies you do wonder to the voters who may have went from the middle to president trump in two thousand sixteen do they flip back this year daniel the wall street journal editorial page on friday paul zhigo and company mr trump is compiling a record that increases the likelihood that few will believe him during a genuine crisis say a dispute over speaking with petrol counsel robert muller or nuclear showdown with kim jong un mr trump should worry that americans will stop believing anything he says so this should bother us from the standpoint of of leadership as americans we want a president who we can trust that i think is very separate from the political question that robert just brought up which is what did the american people think for the midterms and i think the answer to that is they're not listening this is just so much chatter who cares about the person you call a porn actress who cares about all these lawyers and all these people who are pimping themselves out on cable tv sorry.

robert muller kim jong wall street journal jon meacham kimberly atkins washington robert costa robert mr trump american enterprise institute paul zhigo daniels ellwood dan balls president boston herald reporter