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"President George W. Bush praised Lewis. He's been called an American saint. Former President Bill Clinton said John Lewis lived an exemplary life. He got into a lot of good trouble along the way. Former President Barack Obama commended John Lewis. I like so many Americans in great debt to John Lewis and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi choked up as she bids farewell to her colleague and friend, But he rested. Thank you. Linda Canyon forfeit with aid getting central Fire. The White House offered a short term extension of that $600 weekly unemployment benefit overnight, but Democrats rejected it often to keep the pressure on. Democrats say they're pushing for more sweeping bill that would deliberate to state and local governments help for the poor and funding for schools and colleges to address the pandemic. Talks are expected to resume later today. Michael Cohen is now free to speak to the media and write a tell all book more from Steve Constant. The agreement between Michael Cohen and federal authorities came a week after a federal judge ruled that the president's former personal attorney was wrongly retaliated against while he was finishing out of prison sentence under house arrest, Cohen was among a number of inmates who were released on medical furlough is due to Corona virus. The man who was known as Trump's Fixer, was taken back into custody after he refused to agree to restrictions on giving media interviews and publishing. It's hell all about Donald Trump that he wrote while he was behind bars. I'm Steve Casting.
John Lewis, Towering Civil Rights Icon, Memorialized At Atlanta
"The sound in Atlanta as masked Mourners air filing into a church where a funeral service for the legendary civil rights fighter and longtime congressman John Lewis is being held ahead of his burial. A winnable use. Mike Doherty has a preview. For half a century, John Lewis dedicated his life to civil rights and civil service. President Obama will deliver his eulogy at Ebenezer Baptist Church. That's the same church where Dr Martin Luther King Jr used to deliver sermons. Former presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton are expected to attend the services Well, President Donald Trump says he will not go Georgia governor Brian Kemp says no matter where you go, everybody knows the name of John Lewis and Mohr importantly, They know his record of standing up. Speaking out and shaking up the status quo. Lewis made a name for himself by getting into what he calls good trouble. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms says he laid the groundwork for her and others and she will carry on his legacy and so governor when the good trouble continues to know that it is with the blessings of Congressman Lewis Lewis is the first black lawmaker toe lie in state at at the the Capitol Capitol Rotunda Rotunda in in Washington, Washington, D D C. C.
Trump to send 'surge' of hundreds of federal agents to cities
"Trump's dispatch of federal agents, first to Portland, Oregon and now to other cities has touched off an intense legal and political debate. David Martin has Our Sunday Journal. What are you doing? Use your words. What are you doing? Video of men in camouflage snatching a protester off the streets of Portland, Oregon, set off a pandemic of confusion and outrage. What is going on confusion about who these men are on outrage at President Trump's threat to do the same in other cities? We're looking in Chicago two. We're looking at New York. Look at what's going on all run by Democrats all run by very liberal Democrats. The Democratic mayor of Chicago, Lori Lightfoot, said she would welcome federal help to fight crime. No wants no part of what she's seeing on the streets of Portland. We don't need federal troops. We don't need unnamed secret federal agents roaming around the streets of Chicago, the agents important look like soldiers. In fact, they're members of the border patrol far from their usual missions of going after drug smugglers along the Mexican border. They're under the command of acting Director of Homeland Security. Chad Wolf. These officers are not military. They are civilian police officers. These police officers are not stormtroopers. They're not the Gestapo if some have described them, there has been a tremendous a tremendous amount of false information out there. Mark Morgan, head of customs and Border protection. Provided a citizen's guide to the insignia on their uniforms Patrol. Clearly police. It's marked on the front and the back clearly every single agent a CZ. Portland's protests continued in the aftermath of George forwards death. Trump administration moved in to protect federal building from Vandals. These individuals carry lasers, baseball bats. Explosive fireworks, metal pipes, last bottles, accelerants and other weapons, all targeting federal facilities and federal law enforcement. There are plenty of protesters who do not fit that description. Women who call themselves the wall of moms. Naval Academy graduate Christopher David, who stood his ground but did not appear to threaten the federal agents. They kept hitting me and he eventually hit my hand and broke it. I needed to stay as calm as possible. I had no idea what these guys were capable of. Even the mayor doesn't want these federal agents inner city got hit with tear gas provoked the mayor calls it urban warfare. Paul Rosenzweig, who served in the Department of Homeland Security. DHHS under Republican President George Bush calls it unprecedented. Never have I seen it before where the federal government has imposed its will on the state and says We're going to do this mission whether you want us here or not. It's unprecedented. Is it legal? It is probably on the border lines of legal The department was created in the anxious days after 9 11 when another attack was fear terrorists attacks by Al Qaeda or a nuclear weapon or a biological threat. Never did We contemplate that they actually be used against American citizens, and that's where the authority has been stretched beyond all recognition. And here is what most people don't know about D H S. The Department of Homeland Security has more law enforcement resource is at its disposal than the rest of the federal government combined. This is the kind of first time that the American public is seeing that the reality of that Acting DHHS. Chief Wolf, who traveled to Portland to inspect the damage, says it's all about protecting federal property. But in addition to tear Gates, there is Mohr than a whiff of politics in the air. The acting secretary has chosen to essentially declare war on a segment of the American populace. It's transparently a political exercise. Transparently political. What do you mean? This is, I think clearly part and parcel off President Trump's ongoing Ah political effort to demonize the left to try and make this election about Cultural issues and to scare the American public into voting for him. However, the battle of Portland and there is something else at stake. What does it do to the image and reputation of the Department of Homeland Security? This incident is going to do lasting damage to the department. I think that the department is a necessary component of our national security apparatus. But this is going to do nothing but give ammunition to those who think off the department as a rogue. Police force. That ought not to exist.
Muscling up to China and 25 years since Srebrenica
"Tom Switzer, he and welcome to another episode off between the lines now today on the program will be commemorating the twenty fifth anniversary of Europe's worst massacre since the Holocaust in ninety, ninety, five more than eight thousand people died in Shrimp Nitsa. The town was supposed to be a U N protected safe haven in the vicious civil war that tore Yugoslav apart instead the civilians ended up being massacred by Bosnian Serbs. Were lightning fast with their superior weapons. They easily overran the lightly. I'm Bosnian government troops and the token full civilian peacekeepers. The UN's Valley to protect the civilians inspired Washington to launch unilateral action against Serbia and end the civil war. Would things be the same today now? That's later in the program, but first defense. Last week the Morrison. Government launched a defence strategy and force structure review now the move signals a major shift away from the strategy outlined in the last defence white paper. Remember that just four years ago in two thousand sixteen. It plotted out Australia's strategic costs for the next decade. But that White Paper has as we know been rapidly overtaken by Vince covert China or that now the new review has promised two hundred and seventy billion dollars over the next decade to enhance Australia's defence capabilities with renewed focus on areas like Saba and spice capabilities and the possible development of hop sonic weapons will be fitting aircraft with long-range anti-ship missiles, increasing underwater surveillance and boosting fuel ammunitions reserves. Now, underscoring the seriousness of the shift, the Prime Minister even drew comparisons to the nineteen thirties and the lead up to world. War Two that period of the nineteen thirties. Is Been Something I've been revisiting on a very regular basis and when you connect by the economic challenges and the global uncertainty. It can be very haunting, but is the money too much or not enough is going to all the right places, and we'll do enough to safeguard Australia from China's increasing assertiveness and is rapidly growing military capabilities. What's the role of Australia's diplomacy? And all of this will joining me to discuss this at three distinguished guests. By skill is professor of Asia Pacific Security Studies at Macquarie University Holiday Bites. Thank you good to be here Melissa Conley. Tar is a research fellow at the Asia Institute at the University of Melbourne. Hi There Melissa could to speak again Tom. And Pay. The Jennings is executive director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. Tom No. Can you talk us through the top of scenarios and potential conflicts that the defense review is preparing us for the scenario that the review is focusing on is one involving a high end conventional conflict, so I've gone to the days of stabilization operations in t more Counterterrorism operations in Afghanistan This document is preparing foresight on onsite conflict. Involving countries that have sophisticated military forces. And, of course, the document doesn't say. I don't think it would be reasonable to expect it to say. That China is the problem. But let me tell you China is the problem that is the now neoplasia competitive that way of thinking about when we think about what's adequate in terms of the topic of military capability we need to have. and to does reflect to change. From past years Tom I recall when I started by defense career, we were thinking much more about the risks presented by Indonesia, and the so called low level in cushions in the northwest. Of course, that's no longer features in anyone's strategic thinking. Really it's about China and the risks that the People's Republic is presenting to all of its neighbors in abroad since in the Indo Pacific region and beyond I cabinet crudely putting it some sites laying the groundwork for fortress Australia US sign. This is preparing us to join a potential use LID. Containment slash war against China for example to protect Taiwan Peter Jennings. I think that is it covers a spectrum of possibilities. One possibility which I think is Epson you were in terms of language of the document is that we might conceivably end up having to face military conflict without being able to rely on the direct combat support of the United States, and that's what leads to discussions around extra stockpiling munitions and fuel insightful. But I think in general terms. Yes, the expectation is that Australia. Through its history has been a country that forms coalitions usually have like minded partners, the share the same types of objectives. And the the plan will design the Defense Force. Really gives us the capacity to do that with Rachel Ellis lecture, example, Japan but also with our traditional ally the United States okay bates skill. You've recently completed a review of China's defense capabilities and its recent military modernization, specifically looking at the implications for Australia Wind you expect the Peo- The People's Liberation Army and its navy. When do you expect them to have the capability to project power as far as Australia annual Pacific knives, well in many respects Tom, they already can I mean they have the long range missile capabilities to do that? Know as a from a standoff position launched from their own from their own homeland against hours. But what I think, the the new strategy is looking at is really the development of capability over the next ten fifteen twenty years, and that's by the Chinese own own acknowledged calendar that they would be able to by that time of mass, a large enough capability, both in terms of its long range strike, you know striking from their own homeland, but also bill to project. Project Power passed the so-called first and second island change and being a position to more directly threatened through those platforms Australian security. So you know we're talking ten or fifteen year window here and I think given the time it does take to try and respond to develop the the deterrent and defense capabilities for Australia. That's that's you know that's in some ways a short window. for Australia to be mobilizing in reaction Melissa Tali. What's the role of a strong diplomacy and all these well I think it needs to be growl. And one of the concerns when we look at the deteriorating strategic environment is we think all that's a defense problem? And so when the prime minister launches the strategic update with those comparisons with the nineteen thirties. It pushes US toward seeing in purely military terms but we don't just want to say things in that security lands, we want to think about all of the parts about national power projection, so that's diplomacy and development as well as defense I think if if people thought about it I think what we invest in all three strongly, but that's not where it is if you look at federal budget fifty. Fifty nine billion to defense and less than seven billion to diplomacy and development together the lowest point with ahead in our history and I think we missing that opportunity. If we don't take US seriously, the way that diplomacy and development can shape things in the world so I was struck. Today was a defendant looking at the latest poll on what are the major concerns that Australians have at the moment of the top threats in the world and the first five, a role nontraditional that drought, environment, disaster, climate change, pandemics, and downtown, global economy, and those places where you know military spending isn't going to help shape that environment. So we need to have an effect on those. We need to be thinking much more about what we can do in the diplomacy and development to mind Peter Jennings. What would you say in to Melissa's observations? Because they reflect a certain mindset that that perhaps we should be focused more on non state actors rather than say China for instance well, I think all of these you know threats that have to be taken seriously. I'm and simply because we're living in the middle of a pandemic for example, doesn't the climate change is gone away in this no longer going to present a problem to us. I guess what I'd say. Is that the you know the five things Melissa listed? That were in the featured in the low e Poland terms of popular concerns. Are also the things which could. In different ways late to the risks of conflict escalating in the Indo Pacific region generally so You know my my view, please while I would like to see spending on diplomacy increased. While I. Say Development Assistance is being something which is effectively the United soft in of Australian power, and the military is the hot end of Australian power. I think. The message against all of these areas is that we have just been underinvesting for decades underinvesting for decades, so we're we're all. High fiving ourselves at just reaching about two percent of gross national product, being spent on defense, but that is compared to what we spending in cold or years, which was sometimes between three and a half percent in four percent of rustic product. So what we have grown used to Tom I would say is. Free written on the United. States code tiles of security for for decades. We've dramatically under. Invested in the things that we need to do to strengthen Australia's position, not just militarily, but also diplomat. A now. We're rather surprised to hear the news that Gosh the bill is a lot more expensive than we really thought. It was only if you've got that confidence in the US. and. In fact, the whole trump stories, the story of the Americans really big being fed up with the rest of the world, thinking that the US can fund the bill for their security, so we're going to have to do more and I think we're going to have to do it against multiplicity of areas not. Justin sought the defense organization. We'll some scholars such as you want and James Current from the University of Sydney. They say that this document sounds a lot like an acknowledgement that the US might not always be there to help us out. By are we starting to plan for more independent Australian defense posture I think it would be a wise move to keep that option open when you think of the capabilities that the Chinese developing in which do have a direct pose a direct threat to Australia or could do so. In many respects, the I think the types of threats that you might not expect an immediate or even timely response on the part of the United States what I'm thinking here. Cyber capabilities is a huge priority for the Chinese. We already know what they see the sort of capability. They can wield against Australia and that's not the sort of thing you can expect a kind of cavalry to. Lead the charge from from Washington to come to Australia's defence slowly long range strike capability on the part of the Chinese capability. They already have in which are going to continue to develop. which could threaten Australia down the road now? These are capabilities that I think that Australia's going to have to develop their own defenses for. They can certainly do that with United States, but again it's not necessarily the sort of threat that we would expect some sort of traditional ally joint response not to make it well. Some of are in listeners will email me and they'll say that if Uncle Sam struggles to police. It's own CDs. Melissa. How on Earth Can Uncle Sam Police? The Asia Pacific region in the face of a rising China. What's your sense about us staying power in the next decade or two in look? It's difficult One of the things that strategic update looks at is more threats to the global rules order, and unfortunately the you know, the US is part of that. the US is not along with the strategies interest on things like global trading system, and a number of international issues like global health where we would say you need to be supporting. A Global Response that said I don't think the strategic update will be read negatively in. Washington, it's my guess. it very clearly couched in terms that I think the US will lock about Australia contributing more and having more self. that could be seen as a statement that we think that the US might not have outback, but can also be seen as something that the US has been for for a long time. I particularly liked a few elements of the update things like making sure that we have. You know material ammunition You know that aren't going to be disrupted. Buckle supply trying having more capability eight industrial cut suffering capability here antiques fuel reserves, which is not as long sane as an issue for us, so I mean those are things that are worth investing in. Regardless of US resolve because as we've seen from COVID, we know that supply chain can be disrupted very quickly and easily, and it's worth having eligibilities. Cepeda Jennings bite skill and Melissa Conley Toilet and Melissa. The Pacific step up last year. That realigned Australia's development budget to deal with some of the strategic challenges posed by China in the Pacific Do you think it goes far enough? The step up was followed recently by strategies new International Development Policy Partnerships for recovery, and that's made it very clear that strategies focus should be on the Pacific and also southeast. Asia including. Indonesia and team August. I think that has a very clear statement about what we want. In the region of being entrusted trusted development partner and influencing those societies that we think positive for four region. Again you're going to. You're going to say you. Hear this from me all the time, but again the problem is that we not really making much invasive lunch, so partnerships for recovery head no new money it talked about the massive challenges that covered as as creating for for the for the Pacific, and for for our region broadly, and the only funding announcement was that we're going to repurpose the money. We would have spent on sending Australian. Volunteers in scholarship holders. And we're GONNA use that so I I suppose I. Feel a little bit with all the areas, not actually include district update in that as well that what we've seen through the foreign policy, White Paper and International Development Policy through to to the defense. Strategic Updike is. We talk about how. how? What a time! These these frosty leaving a contested difficult awful environment that we've now got to leave in and the Dow L. Easy Times over, and then we say, and we're not gonNA. Give any new money so I mean the defense announcement is essentially just that we're going to continue to you know, extrapolate out the money that was planned to be spent in the twenty twenty six, and we're going to extrapolate that out to twenty thirty terabytes skill. Do we risk getting into a bidding war for influence in the Pacific? I don't know if it's a risk. If it is a risk worth worth taking. I mean obviously the Pacific region is so extremely important Australia's future. Both for for defense reasons for regional engagement for diplomatic reasons, developing reasons and the like. so It's quite possible that we're entering in a more competitive phase with China in this. SITES WRIST BYTES I'm talking about more the budgetary concerns he because in the wake of the Corona Virus Crosses. There'll be serious limits on how we can spend on these things scholley. Yes, there is and party left to be be developed for that, but you know when you're talking about your own backyard. I mean I I. I don't think it's the kind of country that can simply. Pretended it's by itself getting back pay to Jennings to the region, generally in the rise of what. Angus Campbell is of the Defence Force he's talked about the rise of political warfare, the idea of grey zone warfare things like cyber attacks, economic coercion influence operations that fall below the traditional threshold of war. He says we need a whole of government response to it. I, you seeing that whole of government approach happening in Campbell, or is this Manley focus on defense and the spy agency so far Peter Jennings. It probably is focused on the national security agency's Tom. That's not too surprising because you'd expect them to sort of pick up on the risks I. But General Campbell is right. It does need to be all government is. There's a whole lot of things happening there that simply cannot and should not be done by defense organizations. and. I think that realization is slowly dawning. Along as both of the speakers have said that actually ladyship comes with cost of infrastructure is going to play that role, but you know, give you a small example of this we. We have lost the ability to broadcast into the South Pacific and Southeast Asia. In a way that we used to very successfully over over decades to give us the capacity to do that. We're probably talking about you know that. He million a year forty million a year, which sounds a lot of defend. It's nothing if you're in the Defense Department. Let me tell you. But you need to be able to do things like that. To be the truth teller in the region to actually tell the region that there are alternatives to Chinese Communist Party authoritarianism I think that's what's needed with responding to this grey zone on threat. Is Actually to be the truth teller. In this part of the will and getting our system in Cambridge used to that reality to understanding what needs to be done. To starting at different type of conversation with our region. With our own people for that matter that that is a sort of a psychological change which I can see happening, but we're not quite yet. There's a bit of work still to be done to get to that point Melissa. Conley Tyler. Is, just responding on that. I agree entirely with what pitcher saying on on broadcasting. It's a small investment, such a an increasing influence. It should be Brian and I hope that did that's being seen. I think having defense voices. I will help a lot in a banks, seriously I'm but just went. When you ask Tom Balaton host government and what's happening there? There are some really good examples, so for example win. This Pacific step pop started an office of the Pacific was established in that apartment and tried and each job. He's to be that coordinating body, and it's bringing together the. The defense, the development and the diplomacy in a way that he's gone to maximize our influence. and I've noticed this a lot more discussion about that that three. How do you bring defense development diplomacy communities together? I'm involved in initiate the Pacific. Four Day and I think a lot of people not talking about what more we can do for that that joined up coordination to make the most about national instruments by skill. You're an expert on China. The elephant in the room of course is China doing need to be careful not to overestimate China's military strength. What about the weaknesses? Exactly right I mean you have to know your enemy's weakness as well as their strengths in the case of China, they are undertaking enormous reforming organization effort. They're pouring billions of dollars into new capabilities, but there's a lot of things we need to recognize I. Mean One is that the Chinese have not fought a shooting war and more than forty years. They are have no. They have zero experience in high end combat against a serious. Adversary, scenario, so that's not to downplay them, but to understand that they've got enormous obstacles to overcome that day. Themselves acknowledge that they themselves. No, they have to overcome, and that's why we had this window that we've been talking about. A fifteen to twenty years. to try and develop capabilities to get in front of the kinds of things that the Chinese want to bring to bear around. Around, twenty thirty or twenty, thirty, five, twenty, forty, paid-up Melissa to be continued. Thanks so much for being on our in. Thank you, tell my pleasure. Thank you, Tom. That was paid jennings. He's executive director of the Australian strategic pulsing suit by skill professor of Asia Pacific Security Studies at Macquarie University and Melissa Commonly Tyler. She's a research fellow at the Asia Institute at the University of Melbourne. These between the lines with Tom Switzer. Coming next, we're going to replay a version of a segment from between the lines. I 'cause commemorating the massacre of Bosnian Muslims at shredded Nitsa on the eleventh of July nodding ninety. Five twenty five years ago this week. More than eight thousand people were killed by Serb forces. It was the worst massacre. Europe had seen since the Holocaust. Serve softening up Trevor Nature for the army's final push into the town. Town of course was supposed to be a safe haven protected by the United Nations, but the civilians ended up being sitting ducks as I woke Larry. Hollingsworth Remembers I. Myself Feel Devastated and ashamed I was there with them? When we told them that it was a safe haven I watched. Many of these people walk in with the minimal possessions into shreds, knowing that it was a safe haven, and now they're fleeing out because we've let them down, let them down to the extent that within dies. About Twenty three thousand women and children were deported, and about eight thousand Muslim men and boys left behind where executed and buried in mass graves. Now, reports from the time described, frightening scenes stiffen overawed from medicines on frontier. Speaking he. Loading some of the children and women into buses, but there's no indication as to where it was buses, going with seen some horrifying streaming, going on women and children going into the buses being taken away from their family This was going on with a lot of crying a lot of panicking. The slaughter had been planned carefully and executed with precision. All the wall Dutch. Pace is literally stood by, and did nothing indeed even when the Serb assault on Srebrenica was imminent. in-command is still rejected Kohl's racetracks. Positions. Pope John Paul. The second declared ribbon Nitsa a defeat for civilization as media reports begins to reveal the scale of the unfolding tragedy. The UN says nine hundred thousand people are still unaccounted for. About some became clear as government soldiers emerging from the forest in central Bosnia, told of horrific massacres at the hands of the Serbs one young. People executing them on spot, but this didn't come out of the blue. By the time this massacre took place the civil war that tore the former Yugoslavia. Repot was heading into its fourth year. More than a million people have been displaced, and the world became familiar with a new term ethnic cleansing. So? Who is to blame for these well? Let's start with the United. Nations from ninety two to ninety, five shrivel Nitsa was the world's first union declared civilian syphon. It was supposed to to her aggression. It was supposed to aggression and set the scene for political negotiations to end hostilities between the Bosnian Serbs, and Muslims, but the UN soldiers in the SIPHONS. They were bedeviled by problems. If you declare an area safe haven in the name of the United Nations. Nations if you tell the people if they are safe in the name of the United Nations you have got to put the troops on the ground, and it's no good for politicians say yes, we go for safe havens, but we're not gonNA put the troops meanwhile the Europeans vacillated and equivocated failing miserably to cope with across at its own back door. America was also reluctant to get involved as then President George Bush senior explained in Nani Nani to. I? Something because I learned something from Vietnam. I am not going to commit US forces until I know what the mission is to the military. Tell me that it can be completed until I know how they can come out. You have ancient rivalries that have cropped up as as Yugoslavia's dissolved or getting dissolved, and it isn't going to be solved by sending in the eighty second airborne, and although on the campaign trail that Ye Bill Clinton pledged to reverse the appeasement of that bushes of Belgrade as President Clinton allowed the Balkans to bleed for three more years. French President Jacques Chirac was moved to declare quote, the position of the leader of the free world vacant. Trinite Sur changed all that having done nothing the before during the mass killings in Rwanda Clinton was galvanized into action, and crucially he cut the United Nations out of the Decision Chine on August thirty Washington led a night bombing campaign against the Serbs the NATO action began early this morning. The harsh light of fires and explosions coloring the night sky. Some people watched the bombardment from their houses, but after more than ten thousand deaths here in the last three years, most Sarajevans had given up any hope of outside intervention. Last night it came on a scale which could yet change the course of this war by the end of not ninety five sixty thousand nine hundred troops, including twenty thousand Americans were on the ground in Bosnia. Pace was declared. The BOEKEN's wars ended only because the US finally acted. He's President Clinton in November ninety five my fellow Americans in this new era there are still times when America and America alone can and should make the difference for peace. The terrible war in Bosnia is such a case nowhere. Today is the need for American leadership. More stark are more immediate than in. In Bosnia in the years since the Mexica Europe inaction was heavily criticised, and the US was held up for its global leadership in particular for its unilateral humanitarian intervention. This is when the US secretary. Of State. Madeleine Albright said America was the indispensable nation, and that idea would fade into the justification of the Iraq invasion in two thousand and three as a war of liberation, but he's a question with the US intervene. If the shrivel Nitsa massacre happened today from the standpoint of twenty twenty, we might ask if the era of US unilateral humanitarian intervention is well and truly over. Well, that's it for this week. Show remember if you'd like to hear the episode again or download segments since two thousand fourteen. Just go to ABC. Dot Net dot US slash aren and follow the prompts to between the lines, or you can listen via the ABC. Listen APP, or wherever you get your podcast. You can even subscribe, so you never miss an episode. I'm Tom Switzer continue next week.
Trump campaign blames protesters and media for disappointing turnout
"Breaking now president trump held his first campaign rally in three months in Tulsa yesterday to a smaller crowd of supporters and expected most breaking the CDC guidelines packed together without masks in the city with the recent spike of the deadly disease caused a lot of worry A. B. C.'s tie at hen Hernandez reports the president also took aim at the presumptive democratic nominee Joe Biden and the supreme court's decision overturning trump's actions on daca something president still considered a victory basically said you want what you have to come back and re do it it's almost like she come on back your paper work was no good but we're gonna be refiling Saturday's rally wasn't as heavily attended as the trump campaign had promised for the past few weeks the trump campaign blamed lower turnout on radical protesters and the media okay then did get hit with a cease and desist order for using the song I won't back down by Tom Petty at the rally the family said in a statement last night saying that petty who died two and a half years ago I would never want a song of his use for campaign of hate before he died petty said cease and desist orders to president George bush and senator John McCain to stop that song from being used
Bush: 'It is time for America to examine our tragic failures'
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Suspected Drunk Driver Arrested In Dallas For Crash That Critically Injured Man
"Here in North Texas one person is in critical condition after a suspected drunk driver ran a red light this morning in Dallas care all these Bailey Friday has the latest police say a drunk driver blew through a red light in Dallas this morning careening into another driver and sending him to the hospital it happened around midnight on west bound president George Bush turnpike police say thirty eight year old Joel George drove his Cadillac through a flashing red light and crashed into an S. U. V. traveling through a yellow light the force of the crash sent the Honda spinning into a light pole the driver was taken to the hospital in critical condition police arrested George for intoxication
North Korea Is About To Blow Up Trump's Supposed Top Foreign Policy Win
"David one of the things that's unique to trump ism is his approach on foreign policy and that he's been fine with breaking some China because it's necessary on this impossible challenge with North Korea he take a meeting with Kim Jong un virtually no other president would consider doing it certainly none of the bass he's now at this point we're his centerpiece foreign policy issue is going to be tested in the coming days what do you know about what North Korea is planning we don't know a whole lot about what the Clinton we know a lot about what they've made and we know a lot about what it is that they're saying what they've made the is probably eight to ten and new nuclear weapons release the fuel for those nuclear weapons in the eighteen months since the president had the signature trip and by the way the signature trip this United discussed before was a pretty brilliant idea to have the summit between these two leaders said the never happened before since the end of the Korean War the problem is the president didn't prepare and he didn't really have a plan for what he would do if Kim basically use this to play for time and that which is exactly which is what has happened and now we know that US officials and they tell me I know they tell you they're taking the side of ending the diplomacy seriously they're hoping Kim Jong once you're on deadline isn't real no what's surprising to me is that there really isn't a planned day I was talking to White House officials intelligence officials for because we have been in the times today and previous presidents George Bush certainly president Obama had considered plans to take out a ICBM on the pad president Obama executed a cyber operation against north Korea's missiles before they launched it was only partially successful at best but I don't see a whole lot of interest in the trump administration in doing anything other than waiting for this to happen and then going to the United Nations will that's back to the same approach that the president used to complain was the failed policy of Obama bush and and
Trump complains low-flow toilets are flush with problems
"President trump is not a fan of environmental regulations and seems particularly perturbed about low flush toilets they were enacted in nineteen ninety two by the senior president George Bush under the energy policy act before flushing toilets ten times fifteen times as opposed to once they end up using more water he was meeting with business owners at the White House talking about deregulation trouble also suggested lifting the requirement for energy efficient light bulbs I hate to say it doesn't make you look as good of course being a vain person that's very important to make okay fusion aren't I'm Jackie Quinn
"president george w bush" Discussed on News Radio 810 WGY
"President George W. bush red Blakeman interesting stuff bread thanks so much for the time you got here five fifty two one eight ten and one of three one W. G. Y. traffic and weather every ten minutes looking good on the southbound Northway from exit twelve am Malta down to the twin bridges three way you found moving well into the twenty four told no reports of any problems on ninety eastbound getting into the state offices exit and seven eighty seven is looking good heading into water fleet from the W. G. Y. price chopper market thirty two traffic center I'm Cindy Waitt men nine fifty three lives in line thank you weather meteorologist tethers there hello heather hello there so what kind of a messy start a lot a lot of things going on right now the forecast yeah what we're looking at is a excuse me a coastal storm which is going to be moving northward today just enough moisture creeping back into the area at this point and that there can be spotty flurries and even a bit of freezing drizzle and it definitely is very spotty at the moment it's something you want to watch for but not something that's too widespread as we head toward the midday hours will have drizzle start to get a bit of steadier rain developing across the area that'll then continue into tonight by then temperatures are solidly above freezing we'll talk about it thirty eight for today we drop down to thirty two late tonight that could mean that anything that still wet after the rain ends could get icy just a little damp still for tomorrow morning plenty of clouds through the day with a high of forty one will still be fairly cloudy high forty two Wednesday some some returns on Thursday with a high of forty five that may be the only day we see sun as were back to clouds and rain high forty six on Friday all right thanks so much other it is cloudy right now at thirty two at five fifty four coming up in four minutes late I comedy talking Kelly eight ten and one of three one of the G. Y. I'm sure I think freedom and financial stability go hand in hand key bank we believe it's never too early to start thinking about making financial progress as a college student.
"president george w bush" Discussed on Why Am I Telling You This?
"So President Clinton and President Bush. I'd love to hear from you. Both you've now got me almost three hundred scholars over the past five years. What have you taken for meeting them. What what have you learned from them versus what they learned from you. Do you have any particular memories of any of them. I have learned a a hunger people have to make a difference not by getting another title or Mike and another buck but by making in somebody else's life better lifting somebody who's broken helping somebody to do something that makes things work better and you know. I'm not young anymore but I'm not and the longer live the more that's how I measure drew my life. People better off when you when you started children have a brighter future things coming together instead of being torn apart. That's what I saw on the laws a like a doctor coy that Cambodian refugee who is a member of this class and I think now is in Louisiana working. She really inspired fired me. We had a class member who was a member of the small merry SEC in Touchy Stan and Family Family was in danger of losing their lives in America's save people's lives by Lenin come here and we had a scholar who was determined proof that we've made the right decision my given back to this country and my personal favorite all time was when we were in little rock for graduation ceremony yeah mony a guy who had lost both legs and military service name. Karcher remember came through here took a picture with me and he said he said I wanNA thank you and President Bush for getting together with people we didn't know existed and I said well. What do you mean. He said you see her and he pointed to this very formidable. Physically imposing woman Kendra winners who was she's almost six feet tall and she was looked like she could Mitch press me on a Cold Day and she was an African American Lesbian Dan Liberal Democrat head of the Human Rights Campaign and Arkansas everything the opposite of the sky and he said you know I'm dedicated to helping and veterans people like me not be disempowered to do things he says I have learned so much from her and I hope you've learned something from me and if it hadn't been for you and President Bush we'd never met each other. We wouldn't even know people like each other existence. She looked at me warily. I looked at her warily. He's too you know so I'd be glad to fight for now and that to me is the enduring thing the details. Even the specifics of the products are not as important for all of you who have more tomorrow than yesterday's to have your mind in your heart in the right place. You're smart. You know more about whatever it is. You're doing we do but you. You'll make good decisions. If you believe that we should go forward together as lash yeah so there's some people discouraged about that's a future of the country and I've strongly suggest they get to meet people in payless classes and all of a sudden what may seem to be a dem future will be a bright future and that's what I've learned that the country is full of decent caring compassionate citizens willing to serve the Lisa. I'm Jay talk a little bit about where your organizations are now in some of the work that you're doing because of being in P. L. S. and how it impacted your work so so for me I came into the program at a time where I was losing faith in some aspects of this country and seeing pain and suffering and not seeing it actually in in some places get better with something that was heart and what I saw on the program is sixty sources of hope source of hope that could change a nation and with little acts of leadership and large exit courage can make a difference and so as a result one of the areas I worked on was training thirty community any health workers across Africa to reach nearly one hundred thousand people and part of that work help was built on the notion that we've got to meet people where we're at so esther whose daughter couldn't get malaria treatment became a community health worker to serve those in her community to change the trajectory of the courses someone with HIV or chronic disease but at home at abroad and at home those issues are are seen as well and so we were able to partner with us in the National Urban League to create strategic alliances unlikely partners partners that I wouldn't have dreamt necessarily that we could partner with but we were able to because of this notion that I learned in the program of that it's important important not only to dance at the discomfort and comfort but at times the push into that area of discomfort and to enable others to be in that space so that together the other you can challenge status quo and as a result the most lasting one of the most lasting issues. I've worked on is this disconnect between non on clinical leaders and clinical leaders because we're trained differently and so even though we're going for the same thing we want better. Communities want healthier communities. He's it requires the kind of conversation that's heart and so led a leadership development program that that has trained eight hundred teams that has led to impacting a network of sixteen hundred hospitals in thirty four states are hospital improvement ovation network that has saved nearly a billion dollars avoid one hundred and thirty thousand patient safety incidents and save thirteen thousand lives so that is the impact that this program has had and we're grateful for it and the other thing my side. Peel was creating a opportunity for the collective energy of the class of two thousand sixteen to help the Chicago cubs won the World Series Lisa. Tell us about where you're where you are now what you took from the program and how you have put it into action so in the summer before. I applied to this program. I had this moment with my children and we're going through baby books. We have them all out on the air laughing Chevy and Q. But my daughter Heidi who's my youngest. She's not laughing. She's feisty but she actually get so mad. She puts her hands on her hips and she says where are my pictures with my Daddy. I don't have any words for her and the reality is that are gold star. Youth are walking very uncommon path children whose parents volunteered to serve well aware of the risks that it carried their parents services really become their sacrifice soon the year leading up to the presidential potential leadership scholars program out of those simple Saturday runs with where blue wrench remember we created a youth mentorship program hearing children followed military with currently serving members armed forces in a run focus mentorship to build resilience healthy coping mechanisms and for kids like Heidi which are so often the story I sense of identity. We launched joint base. Lewis mcchord our flagship community and I was overwhelmed by his really incredible kids kids who have sacrificed everything are smart. They're kind the resilient fast that they have so much potential but we needed to create a foundation nation so we launched a very successful program. JVM There's over ten thousand youth in America lost apparent military service. We recognize a larger need beyond around joint base. Lewis mcchord so under the tutelage the the mentorship and honestly just this rom belief in one another the presidential leadership scholars program gave me the structure and the foundation to scale the program through the support of my mentors. I mean we've had countless calls. Talking about. Strategy is Isabelle gave me a platform to tell the story across the country. Chris talked me through fundraising and the number of times my fellow leadership scholars have said you can do this. Let's talk through this. This gave me the bones to take a program. That's across the country so now at Fort Bragg North Carolina in San Antonio Texas almost ten percent of our children who've lost apparent military service live in Texas and we're growing going forward but these kids are amazing and they deserve a nation new stands with them not taking pity but taking verifone and this growth and this gift to these kids is because of the Presidential Leadership Scholars Program President Bush. Can I ask you to say a little more about your deep care of this issue to a veterans. It's something you feel passionately about a yeah so the question is back to what I was talking about about a sense of despondency bonuses think about the fact that a nation who's had millions volunteer and have learned the characteristics.
"president george w bush" Discussed on Why Am I Telling You This?
"Things going on in that were priorities or or when they walk outside the door the wind would hit him so hard in their face that they had to go right back in and so when I went to college I went over to a barbershop my haircut and I met a Guy James Susan cubs hat so I started talking to him because I'm a cubs fan and and then learning about him and what the bar talking about that it was so difficult for them to access care they couldn't meet the challenges of HIV or cancer or chronic disease. I left that day now with a great haircut but incredible conversation and so I kept going back and over time we ended up working together with a team that put a clinic in the back into that barbershop shop and said if you want to get your haircut for free then you'll be seen by the doctor over the course of five years the rates of chronic disease started declining they start helping each other in the community they started helping each other get jobs his canonic development and mobility important and so that told me two things one. I wanted to doctor and underserved communities vehicle for social change and so I'm a primary care doctor geriatrician. I wanted to partner with communities to change future because I saw it happened and so I think we have incredible opportunities leaders in this program to do that and currently I'm the Senior Vice President Chief Medical Officer for the American Hospital Association. We represent nearly five thousand hospitals two million nurses two hundred and eighty five thousand clinicians all working together to drive towards a society the of healthy communities. We're all individuals have their highest potential for health. Thank you okay Jay. We're going to get a little bit more about you in a minute but I want Lisa to tell us about herself and her story break because she's got a pretty compelling story for the work that she does. Thanks I am a proud army spouse and my husband John and I traveled the world being part of the military family and John Deployed to southern Afghanistan in August of two thousand nine and like we do in the military three weeks after John deployed employed our youngest daughter Heidi was born three weeks later with a three year old a one year old and this little bitty baby who my husband hadn't unmet I was notified that John had been killed on his way home from goodwill mission terrified overwhelmed and heartbroken but I wasn't alone for Unit Year. We lost forty-one servicemembers and we're all looking for a way to to heal to grieve to remember these men and women who were our military family and we end to run together we met in the Burger King parking the first time and we ran around the airfield and but we evolved weekly runs became how he spoke the names of our phone service members how he supported each other and how we moved forward when the unit came home we realized that they needed the very same things that we needed and that really words weren't big enough to capture capture everything we felt and wanted to say but with running. We didn't need to have right words and that's how we're blue wrench. Remember was born where blue is running community around the world the honors service and sacrifice in the American military. Thank you for the work that you do the J. WanNa go back to you. One of the things that you have talked about when we talked about vigorous disagreement and debate one of the things that you talked about that happened within your class was you had some tough conversations with your class say more about that. Thank you it was a moment which crystallizes why this program so important module to college station and one night when the aggie wrangler were dancing as a performance we really appreciate it and watch that performance in aw and then there's a question answer session right after and the young buck who's the captain there started answering these questions and we were just totally enthralled with the conversation then Brayton the middle one of our classmates scholar. Catherine says I got a question. Are you up for for a challenge a dance off so then the young book looks at Fred McClure at the time looks back at US looks back at Fred says I don't think we can pauses turned down a challenge and so what ensued happening was proud. Techs tradition of dance combined combined with a dance from the northern part of India from the other side of the world where me and Scott who had my class who whose wife had served in New Delhi he learned dancing hunger arth Indian folk did so we ended up coming out of stage and together started dancing with the aggie wrangler and literally five minutes later the seat started emptying and others others in our class started coming up dancing and then it was the whole stage of our classmates together in one dancing to a common vision of being together being vulnerable with being open and we even got the aggie wrangler sound in there too and dad. Dan opened up this opportunity for us to compensate because the next day we didn't exercise in which well intentioned we construct systems sometimes that have good intention that may leave people out and so we had three teams and two of the teams. James wanted to in an honest and transparent way create a partnership but in doing that left a third team out and so in the debrief we recognize CNN is this and that awareness of what had happened led to important conversation and it helped us realize it systems it can be constructed unintentionally to leave people out in as leaders. It's important for us to recognize that be aware of it and rewrite and redesigned the rule so that we don't leave people out and if we can't then at least recognize what's happening and so that led to a combination at the end of the program in which nearly the whole class sat on a hotel lobby be room floor eating pizza and being vulnerable as you can be about the struggles they had from being stopped by police is a black man or struggling with their identity or having challenges with even their issues that they were struggling with at home and so that really created a sense of common purpose so when I think about leadership leadership it's expect accepting responsibility for share purpose in the face of uncertainty and I think we did that really inspired by the legacies of President Bush President Clinton Lyndon B Johnson and President George H W Bush so we're grateful for that the film you dancing with the Wrangler as Lisa one of the one of the things we hear so often from the scholars in the program is the sense of inspiration that this program brings to you. Does that ring true for you. Absolutely I think so often leadership it can be very lonely and I think quite often we operate in silos leaders but I remember walking in to the second module. We're at your dance at Your Dad's library in college station and I read that last letter that he wrote his. He's leaving office to you and he says your success. Now is is our country's success. I'm rooting hard for you and it was such a message if not just for President Clinton but for all of us and being a part of the the Presidential Leadership Scholars Program changed how I view myself as an American and really what my role is and achieving that success and I had thought honestly being a military spouse who sacrificed my husband that was it. I drop the MIC. I've served my country but I realize through this program looking at all of the work passionately effort the dreams of the leaders in this program the John Sacrifice is worth a country realized based in America is worth each of US stepping up to the plate entering their arena and owning our piece of the fight so that we can build the communities in the future that our country deserves.
Fed Considers Rate Cut as Political Pressure Mounts
"Now, our main story this morning, just how President Trump's repeated hectoring of the Federal Reserve has complicated interest rate decisions. Here's what the president had to say to CNBC yesterday in response to a question about whether he thought the fed had listened to him. Listen to me, and get a we have people, it's more than just Jay Powell. We have people on the fed really weren't, you know, they're not might people. So how has this changed the environment in which the fed must determine whether economic conditions warrant a rate cut are fed reporter, Nick Tim Roche has been speaking to Charlie Turner from Washington. Well, let's be up front about this Nick has any fed chief ever faced such pressure before, from a president actually, yes, you could probably say that this is something fed cheers in the postwar period, have faced, what's different about President Trump? Is that his criticism has been much more public of the fed? So just to. Go back in time in the nineteen sixties, the fed chairman by the name of William mcchesney Morgan was very unpopular with president Johnson recall Johnson was trying to boost domestic spending while fighting the Vietnam war, and he did not like the fact that the fed was raising borrowing costs to limit inflation. And so he was very critical privately of Martin. There's a story about how he pushed him up against the wall said my boys are dying in Vietnam. And you won't give me the money I need. So there is a history of presidents putting pressure usually in private on the fed chair. What's different about this president is that he does it pretty often in public via Twitter via interviews or off the cuff statements to reporters on his way to Marine One helicopter. And so it creates a perception problem for the fed because the fed doesn't want to be seen by the markets is responding to anything but the economic and financial. Data that they analyze that could change the way investors. Think about inflation, and bond yields, and so forth. You described three challenges fed chair pal is navigating at this point. What are they so the fed has to set the right interest rate of the right time? The fed has to explain clearly, what they're doing and why they're doing it, and those are two challenges that every fed leader faces, but the third one is unique as we've talked about. And that is he has to deal with this public pressure, campaign, very loud, criticism from the president something that we haven't seen since the early nineteen nineties President George Bush senior was the last president who even said publicly what he thought the fed should be doing President Clinton and his two successors Bush, and Obama maintained this rule where they were not going to comment on the fed, and Clinton's advisers convinced him. This was a good policy for them because they had seen how President Bush. This is a first President Bush had called on Greenspan to lower rates. And Greenspan didn't go along with it. And so Clinton's advisers told him, look, you really don't have anything to gain by pressuring the fed. They're going to do what they think they need to do. And you putting pressure on them isn't gonna make their life any easier. They may feel like they have to do the opposite to to, you know, to look independent so Clinton and then Bush forty three and Obama never said anything about the fed, and that was a tradition that continued up until about a year and a half into Donald Trump's presidency doesn't fed chairman pal. Face pressure to cut rates for the rest of the year, including at the June meeting. So the Fed's next meeting is in less than two weeks on June.
Explainer 167: Why has Trump ramped up his war on the environment?
"As a people, we want and need economic growth. But now we must also expect environmental responsibility and respect the natural world. It was a Republican President, George Bush, senior, and not democrat to help stay through one of the most ambitious pieces of climate change legislation today, eight amending the Clean Air Act in nineteen ninety two limit air pollution, and tackle, everything from urban smoke to acid rain while his son fad less. Well, refusing to ratify the key Oto protocol in two thousand and one and helping tank brand America around the world. George Hw mate, an important point, protecting the environment and advancing big business didn't need to be mutually exclusive when one does, if the current Oakmont of the White House, don't. Out, J Trump has ever listened to that speech. We've seen enough of this stalemate. It's time to clear the air. You know, I think we will indeed since moving into Pennsylvania Avenue in January of two thousand seventeen Trump's administration has mounted a concerted effort to refu- climate change science and loosen regulations in favor of the fossil fuel industry. So how did the forty fifth president of the US become such a champion and chief of the environmental skeptics? And they say as and why as ever with Trump. The answer is complicated and contradictory Trump's musings, own the environment, actually predate his ascendancy to the presidency taking his favorite communications medium Twitter. He regularly lamb bastard. His predecessor Barrack Obama for wasting federal money tackling global climate change and as recently as two thousand fifteen he cooled the whole thing a hoax. All of this with the global warming and that a lot of it's a hoax. It's a hoax. I mean it's a money making industry. Okay. But then, just as we're starting to think with seeing patent Donald Trump before his many about tons of trying to throw us off the scent in two thousand nine for example, he signed an open letter that challenge diploma to come up with a more meaningful climate change policy will recently, his stowed, the importance of clean-air, and who can forget, those clean co comments while allowing measures that will undermine it often his framed, his stones as a business competitively issue right now. We're at the cleanest, we've ever been. That's very important to me. But if went clean, but every other place on earth is dirty. That's not so good. Of course, actions, speak louder than woods and ever since the now shamed and departed fossil fuel politics. Scott Pruitt was installed to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. We knew something was a mess, and no action speaks, louder than the decision to put after the Paris climate agreement. A huge blow even if many of the US's largest companies have found to continue following its rulebook. More recently, the assault on climate change has talked people working in government agencies pressuring staff to avoid using the words climate change in speeches. They have also been moved meant how scientific studies carried out by doing away with worst case scenario projections, and several members of Trump's inner circle are pushing to create a climate change panel. That will challenge environmental assessments, according to a recent New York Times report, the chasm between George H W Bush, and Trump may simply be a reflection of radically different times, the age of political decorum, and bipartisanship Bush, happily mentioned the Democrats in the room in that speech along gone. Meaning a compromise on the environment is unlikely. And then there are the people that Trump has chosen to surround himself with many of them, committed climate change deniers, just listen to this Arctic Council speech by secretary of state, Mike Pompeo earlier this month. Arctic is at the forefront of opportunity and abundance, it houses thirteen percent of the world's undiscovered oil thirty percent of its undiscovered gas and an abundance of uranium rare earth minerals gold diamonds, and millions of square miles of untapped. Resources fisheries glory, dark, money donors, so competent, knee, described by New Yorker journalist, and Monaco, big interview, e Jane man, also doubtlessly have a part to play thanks to the Mercer's and the cokes, deep pockets among others, what was once fringe thinking is now part at the Republican mainstream and that includes the environment. We know that Trump and embrace of science quackery conspiracy theories doesn't have the best grasp of the facts, and whether it's someone who has the presidential ear distorted vision that the US will lose out to China, if it abandoned fossil fuels, despite the as in power moved to dominate the clean energy market, all simply watching too much FOX and friends, the whole climate crisis as they call. It is not only fake news. It's fake science. Remain be sure. But that also doesn't mean that we should doubt for one moment. The convictions of this administration. My administration is putting an end to the war on call for Monaco in New York. I'm as Docker.
"president george w bush" Discussed on The Strategerist
"What happens when you cross the forty third president late night, sketch comedy and compelling conversation, this strategic a podcast born from the word strategically, which was coined by the now in braced by the George Bush administration. We highlight the Americans feared of leadership and compassion through thought, provoking conversations and we're reminded that the most effective leaders are the ones who laughed. We've got a pretty special episode today. First off our co host is Hannah Abney who heads up our external affairs department Hannah. Thanks for waking up early this morning. You're welcome. And if you're at the Bush institute, and you have a podcast called the strategic I, you really have to get on the man himself, the forty third president of the United States. President George W Bush Andrew. Thank you Hannah. Good to see you smiling. I'm honored to be on the strategic list. Well, and so the name the strategic is derived from strategically, which is supposedly a famous bushes them. But I think there's a little bit of a story that whether is a story, so. For seventeen years, see for seventeen years. I thought I said the worst strategically. Cage Nally I would get my words mixed up. Call malapropism and then get that one mixed up. No nailed. I'd been researching it. And so Lord took Lorne Michaels ahead of Saturday Night, Live, or the producer creator to dinner. And at one point the dinner, he said we created the words strategically. And as no. You didn't I said it any said, no one of our great speechwriters came up with the word, and we basically stuck it on you, and I said, you gotta be kidding me. Learn it for all these years. I thought I said strategically and you're telling me I didn't he said, that's right? I said, well, let me ask you to come up with misunder estimate. So anyway, that's I'm honored that the mala prop that evidently, I didn't come up with is a part of the Bush center that you've been saddled with all these year have have. Well, we're glad you're on our pack cost. You listen to podcasts. No. Okay. Well, I mean, of course, we're listen to this one. So we wanted a podcast that would allow us to interview some of the really cool people that come through the Bush center, we're really lucky to have some awesomely honor to be insured. Cool. And what we wanted to be authentic. So we think around the Bush center that we take our work more seriously than we take ourselves. And we think that, that might come a little bit from your leadership. Do you think it's important to take your work more important than yourself? Yes. But I think it's very important to take yourself too seriously. Yes. So. I think if anytime you're parliament organization where one attempts to advance their own interests. It undermines the culture of an organization. So, for example, during the presidency. I worked hard to surround myself with people who were there, not to serve me or a political party, but were there to serve the country and so cultures very important. We've got a fabulous culture here at the Bush center because we're all aimed at making this place relevant and important and lasting. And the leadership provide there is on spot that we are so empowered to, to do great things. And we're good we're lucky to be here. Well take, for example, traduced. It's feels like it's a great thing emerging. Well, thank you. We hope so we're, we're having to overcome some shortcomings at the host, but other than that, I think we're moving right along the way. So during our engagement with Lorne Michaels that you're so you went to dinner with him after our engage of it couple years ago. And during that vent, you said that a part of the past of the presidency include humor because our nation needs to laugh. Yeah. So what's it feel like to be the guy that's providing them at aerial part of the his just part of the job? I think it is very important for society and individuals to either collectively or individually laugh because laughter such a part of a light spirit and heaviness on a society or a heaviness, clouds and individuals vision is can be very weighing and it's hard to be optimistic. If you're not able to smile one of the jobs of president is to create an optimistic vision for the country, and I don't say you can be optimistic if you're like worried that
"president george w bush" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"President George W Bush was criticized for keeping billions in war spinning off the books so that it could be diverted the secret operations free from congressional oversight. And of course, conservatives complain that President Obama spent billions on healthcare without congressional authorization. The end of the day voters want a wall, and the president should deliver it at the end of the day voters want a wall, and the president should deliver it now this shutdown may not be just ending anytime soon. Let's let's play Q one place. How long is this going to go on this is what Washington looks like I saw the intro. Instead it was chaos in Washington. This is what Washington looks like we have a president to refuses to sort of go along to get along. You're saying a fight over border security. Just like we had a fight over taxes. A fight over deregulation a fight over trade a fight over Syria. We'll talk about that in a little bit. So this is what it looks like I met yesterday with the vice president and Mr. Schumer throughout the day as your story indicated there were some Republican members to talk about where we were in the discussions. We hid given an offer a counteroffer to Mr. Schumer late yesterday afternoon. And immediately after the Senate went into recess until at least Thursday. That doesn't mean it will be before Thursday tweet here something back, but I don't think things are going to move very quickly here for the next couple of days. So are we talking a week? Are we talking and the new congress comes in on January third a couple of different things? It's Sunday right now in government shutdown mostly on Sunday anyway government shutdown tomorrow anyway, because it's a federal holiday than Tuesday's Christmas again, another federal holiday so Wednesday is really the first day of this kicks in the paychecks importantly, we'll go out on the twenty eighth I want everybody to understand no one is working without getting paid paychecks. Go out of the twenty eighth next pay period. That has impacted is January eleventh. I think that is it's very possible that the shutdown will go beyond the twentieth and into the new congress. Wow. So there was an interview on Fox News Sunday with incoming acting White House chief of staff, meek Mulvaney, saying it was very possible that the partial government shutdown where Las beyond December twenty eight just a couple of days time any new year Democrats. Will take control of the house of representatives on the third of January? Look voters is a wall. And I think this president wants to deliver it I think he should deliver it, and I think eventually he's going to deliver it opposition to the war within the president's on administration has present have has have goodness Maine has presented have prevented progress on this issue, which is wildly popular with the GOP's. Conservative. Bison is the consequence of the president surrounding himself with establishment advises who have worked to thwart his populist agenda from within. I look I think that the president's policy options will only get narrower off the Democrats take control of the house of representatives in January and the White House becomes consumed potentially by fighting off impeachment charges. Brought forward by the Democrats. There is no chance that the wolf finding will pass through congress in the next two years with divided government and increasing political divisiness in the nation's capital, minus an eleventh hour deal in the Senate, the only Wia border wall will get built is it the president uses executive power to do it. He has the funds available and the authority to build the wall on his own. The only question is whether President Trump will finally start taking advice from those who actually support his goals rather than continuing to trust the internal obstructionists want to go to and from Greenville, South Carolina. How are you? Really? Well, thank you. And how you fine. My hope that you're enjoying working in this area. I not heard of you before you might show up the name of some of your books. But this is what I'm calling about. What your issue was today? I think that if Hugh you and Hugh perhaps sit down and create a letter of the things that you've mentioned just now that might help the president gets his accomplishments myth because I thought the things that she said, we're very viable, but it has to be shared, and I'll have stroke. I can't right? So you have to write it. Our? Promote your thoughts. But I won't be able to write it for the president. You'll have to get together and write was shoot recognized shoe right off. Absolutely. Look, we really we really appreciate you calling in and your support. And we will keep you in our prayers. But you're right. Look there are some solutions. Here we do need to get them in front of the president. We do need to make sure that the right people are in the president's R. And it's critically important that that we get this wall built the president definitely needs to act here. Let's go to Mike from Seattle Washington. Mike, thank you for your patience. I know that you wanted to talk about ice skating, so many new citizens he that we probably need more fingerprinting voting where we need a fingerprint and a photo ID because the whole voting system is it has to be reliable for the people of this country because it's our most sacred, right? And it's it's not quite finely tuned by any stretch of the imagination the next election. I wanted finally tuned the president's the conductor of this orchestra. He's tuning in everybody up. They do not like it because he knows what is euro is on a balance sheet. They're furious because they never seen a war. They never seen a dollar that they didn't want to spend in the president's onto them. And it's like this what I live in the mountainous north. West Nick, and the snow was falling in the land that I love and the moon and the stars are twinkling above. And this is the perfect time to shut it down. I'm with you, look, unfortunately, we've got to go to break. But that but definitely that's true. I'm Nick Adams, filling in cookie Hewitt more coming up..
"president george w bush" Discussed on 103.5 KISS FM
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"president george w bush" Discussed on WSJ What's News
"And some of the some of the eulogists, including his own son. Did that as well? So some of that came back, but it was kind of gentle humor, not not cutting humor, and sort of spoke to the way that he was a while accomplished and formidable in many ways was very approachable person. Jerry as many people reflect on the life and legacy of former president, George H W. Bush. Could you share some of your own reflections on how you think he'll be remembered? Well, as I said, I think he is steadily rising in the estimate of both average Americans in historians as time goes on, you know, he lost reelection in large part because voters decided that he hadn't sufficiently tended to the domestic economy. I mean, I he ran for reelection at a time when unemployment was seven percent and above for the entire year. He was running for reelection. And that's a pretty tough road to hoe. And he was blamed for that in retrospect, you know, the economy was rapidly improving. He had made a tough decision to raise taxes, which balance the budget which helped reassure the markets which in turn helped drive. What was what turned out to be both a period of reasonably good economic growth. Economists going at almost four percent when he lost the election. People just didn't feel it yet and a balanced budget. A few years later his record on national security issues is. Is really outstanding. And you know, he put up with both the crisis and TNN square in China, and the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait and extraordinarily unsettled time in the Soviet Union, the Soviet bloc and all those things were handled from the American point of view, successfully. But I think the greatest achievement will entire over time be seen as overseeing the demise of the Soviet Union without a shot being fired. And that was not a foregone conclusion by any stretch of the imagination didn't have to turn out that way of could've been calamitous in. It was peaceful. And I think that's due in large part to George Hw Bush, Jerry as we look ahead and consider the current political climate any final thoughts. One of the interesting things hanging over the ceremony over the crowd. That was there was whether George H W Bush has to be seen as the last of his breed or whether the kind of governance that he tried to execute could be continued which. Just to say we live in a much rougher tougher. More abrasive time, politically, and he tried to stand at least for kind of more civil and unifying dialogue. There was plenty of debate. And you got criticized for saying some potentially divisive things, but by and large it was a more civil time. And he tried to be a more unifying leader who talked about a kinder and gentler country and the question that hung over at all is was he the last of that kind of leader. Or can we go back in that direction again? And who knows we may or may not be able to. But I think his passing at least put that question in the minds of a lot of people Wall Street Journal, executive Washington editor Jerry cyb joining us with his reflections on the life and legacy of the late. Former President George Hw Bush, Jerry, thank you so much for joining us, live pleasure. And that's what's news. I'm Anne Marie for totally in New York for the Wall Street Journal enjoy the what's news podcast. Then try the what's news newsletter. Sign up. Up at WSJ dot com slash newsletters. That's WSJ dot com slash newsletters..
"president george w bush" Discussed on WSJ What's News
"The nation paid tribute to former President George Hw Bush on Wednesday with President Trump declaring a national day of mourning for his funeral services. The forty first president was eulogized by among others, his son. Former President George W Bush course, dad taught me a no special lesson. He showed me what it means to be a president who served with integrity leaves with courage and with love in his heart for the citizens of our country. When they history books are written. They will say that George H W Bush was a great president of the United States. A diplomat of unmasks killed a commander in chief of formidable accomplishment and a gentleman who executed to do these of his office with dignity and honour Wall Street Journal executive Washington editor Jerry Cy who covered the late president's term in office attended his funeral services on Wednesday. He joins us now to reflect on the life and legacy of former president, George H W Bush, Jerry, thank you so much for joining us. And for those of us who watched the ceremonies at home or at work on Wednesday. I wonder if you can start by just giving us a sense of what it was like to be there at the Washington National cathedral to witness this in person. Well, it was first of all a remarkable crowd that gathered there, you know, you have to remember George H W Bush left office. Quarter century ago twenty more than a quarter century ago in yet you had representatives from all across the world and all across American life there, which I think spoke of the kind of place that he holes in the American memory now, he's he's appreciated more. Now, I think it's fair to say, then he was when he left office, and that's true around the world you had Brian Mulroney. The former prime minister of Canada was eulogised because they became great friends. You had the Prince Charles of the United Kingdom there. You had the king of Jordan. You had the current German prime minister, and you had a whole assemblage of Americans of of significance in substance over the last thirty or forty years all gathered there, so I guess the first thing that struck me was there's only one man who could have brought this crowd together. And that's probably George H W Bush. The second thing that struck me was, you know, George Bush forty first president came to the Oval Office with maybe the best resume anybody's every carried into the Oval Office. He was vice president he was head of the CIA. Use UN ambassador. He was on voided China. He was a member of congress. He had run the Republican party. He was a successful businessman, and he had by most accounts an extraordinarily successful presidency. Lease on the foreign policy front. He oversaw the end of the Cold War, the unification of Germany and a successful Persian Gulf war, yet almost all the conversation. And almost all the eulogizing was about the kind of guy. He was in this word that former President George W Bush used in the clip we heard at the outset here decency. You kept hearing it over and over again his decency at his civility. And I thought it was striking that at a time. When people think a lot of that has been lost in the political debate. That's the thing that people kept coming back to when talking about George H W Bush and for you having covered his presidency. Were there any other particular moments during the ceremonies that resonated with you? I think it was it was that that he was an easy person to cover. For in the sense that he was approachable and really was kind of an open book, which you saw is what you got. Also, what struck me was the loyalty of the people who worked for him. I mean, all kinds of people that I hadn't seen in years and years made it back for this occasion. Which says something about the the way they felt about him. You know, there were a lot of jokes about things we used to joke about because, you know, reporters who I was White House reporter that. And there are pretty cynical lot. Usually we talked a lot about how he wasn't exactly silver-tongued. He was not the world's greatest public speaker. He would Bank lists words and use malapropisms frequently and we all joked about that and made fun of him for that..
"president george w bush" Discussed on WSJ What's News
"With what's news from the Wall Street Journal. I'm Ameri for totally in New York was former President George Hw Bush, the last of his kind the Wall Street Journal's Jerry cyb says that question was called to mind during funeral services on Wednesday. Or the interesting things hanging over the ceremony over the crowd. That was there was whether George H W Bush has to be seen as the last of his breed or whether the kind of governance that he tried to execute could be continued which is to say we live in a much rougher tougher. More abrasive time, politically, and he tried to stand at least for kind of more civil and unifying dialogue. Jerry cyb joins us with reflections on the life and legacy of the forty first president in just a moment. First. Here are some other top stories, we're following USA gymnastics. The governing body for American gymnastics has. Filed for bankruptcy. Wednesdays. Filing, puts an automatic stop to depositions and discovery and lawsuits filed by victims of the national teams, former Dr Larry Nassar Nassar pleaded guilty last year to state sexual abuse and federal child pornography counts. More than three hundred girls and women have sued USA gymnastics, claiming the organization failed to protect them. Chinese investors continued to retreat from US real estate in the third quarter rising corporate debt levels and concerns over currency resulted in investor selling more than one billion dollars in US real estate. That's according to data firm real capital analytics trade tensions between the US and China also contributed to selling the United Kingdom's largest wireless carrier says it's removing alway equipment from its networks. Core BT Group says the move is part of an upgrade that started two years ago, and that it will continue to use a quick -ment from the Chinese telecom giant for other parts the move. Comes as the US pushes allies to cut ties with while way. Meanwhile, Canadian authorities say they've arrested while as chief financial officer who is also the daughter of the company's founder at the request of the US government for alleged violations of Iranian sanctions. For more details. Visit our website wsJcom still to come reflections on the life and legacy of former President George Hw Bush..
"president george w bush" Discussed on WJR 760
"President George W Bush recalling his father as a devoted family man in a public service with an unshakable integrity. He ended his eulogy. With moving words saying he knows where his father is right now. And he is at peace and in our grief by this smile knowing that dad is hugging, Robin. And holding moms hand again. After the service. The former presidents remains are being returned now to Houston to lie in repose at Saint Martin's episcopal church before the burial Thursday at his family's plot. The forty first president oversaw the post Cold War transition and lettuce us successful Gulf war. He lost reelection in a generational shift to Bill Clinton nineteen Ninety-two. He died last week in Houston. He was ninety five. WJR news time to go to a flamboyant collision. Shop owner it preparing to drop his lawsuit against the city and mayor Duggan. WJR's Ken Rogulski has that story. Robert tarmac has notified Detroit federal court, he intends to drop his suit against the city in mayor. Duggan. Carmax move came about a week after US district. Judge Matthew Lightman said he had very serious concerns about how the case was being prosecuted and express reservations that carmax clandestine. Surveillance of the mayor was an attempt to influence the outcome of the lawsuit. Published reports indicated. That karmic said he'd rain hell fire on the mayor. If it didn't go away that it is believed to be carmax numerous lawsuits mayor Doug in his asked the state police to investigate whether carmax action amount of do extortion. Karnak denies the mayor's claim Ken Rogulski WJR new three teens ages fourteen and fifteen in police custody in connection with the assault and carjacking of an Uber driver. Police say it happened Wednesday night in east point they say these three teens allegedly assaulted the driver took his Cadillac officers were able to electrically track. The vehicle to a location in Warren, and with assistance from officers in worn in Roseville. The teens were located and taken into custody. Charges are pending a woman who pleaded guilty to abusing inverting her four year old daughter sentenced to thirty sixty years in prison today, Candace D as and her boyfriend are accused of abusing and killing Diaz four year old daughter Gabrielle Barrett abuse allegedly happened on New Year's day twenty eighteen in the couple's trailer in Sumpter township. In October Diaz is boyfriend Brad field, sentenced effort, Jerry found him guilty on a list of charges, including murder. Police found Gabrielle with burns and bruises all over her body. She was rushed to the hospital pronounced dead shortly after more dog, and puppy food is being recalled due to toxic levels of vitamin D, which could lead to kidney failure in pets. Last week's recall included, sunshine mills involved for puppies. Sportsman's pride large breed puppies, and triumph chicken and rice. But these newly recalled blunt brands include new Triska, natural life, chicken and potato dry dog food nature's promise and Kroger's abound chicken and Brown rice WJR news time, two oh four. Will. Let me ask you a question. When.
Oil curbs gains amid trade, output cut uncertainty
"Sell off in all of the indices. We check these numbers every fifteen minutes throughout the trading day on Bloomberg radio, the S and P five hundred is now down two point four percent down sixty six. The Dow's down two point three percent down near six hundred. The NASDAQ is down two point eight percent down two hundred twelve the ten year is up sixteen thirty seconds with a yield. It's down two percent now to two point nine. One percent. West Texas intermediate crude is edged back into the green up three tenths of a percent at fifty three eleven a barrel. Comex gold's up three tenths of a percent. At twelve forty three ten per ounce. The dollar yen's at one twelve eighty two the euro at a dollar thirteen twenty six and the movement and the British pound it's now Dow down four tenths of a percent at a dollar twenty six sixty eight again, the Dow off its earlier lows is now down five hundred seventy two points down two and a quarter percent. That's a Bloomberg business flash politics policy, power and law continues. All right. Thank you, Greg. You know, congress is prepared to pass a two week stopgap spending Bill this week. They wanna keep the federal government funded through December twenty first what this does is allows them to put this whole budget debate on hold. So they can take the time to pay their respects to the late president, George H W Bush former US Senator from New York Al D'Amato joining us now is he does each week in our Bloomberg eleven three oh studios in New York. And Senator while I absolutely want to get your thoughts about the former president the late President Bush in just a moment. Let's launch into what these lawmakers are. Doing taking the step to keep the government functioning just an extra couple of weeks. But it expires on December twenty first that seems like they risk a shutdown before Christmas. Give me your insight high with hope that the testimonials given to former President George Bush, what sheriff kind of as an inspiration and get both sides to put the Animesh that exist today in the political rhetoric, which is so horrific put it aside and try to emulate the kind of things that he is known for bringing people together, we should not be closing down the government. It would be a tragedy. And I would hope that the president would she's a wisdom of acting more Bush like more compromising. Yes, she wanna chic certain. Things but building the wall. Is not the end all and Beal getting some of reform or the promise of reform on immigration is important. But nothing show important that you would shut down the government create all kinds of chaos, and then the finger pointing continues, and it gets worse. The animist to political atmosphere gets worse. So use this as an opportunity you try to come together. There's nothing worthwhile in bringing about a shutdown of government it wrong. So it now depends upon the leadership in the house and the Senate and real presidential leadership. Sir. We've been asking a lot of our guests if they have any personal remembrances of President Bush at this time, if you have any well, let me say he he's so well known for Desert Storm and he demonstrated. What you do you bring your allies? Together, you go in with L overwhelming force. I was there in Kuwait. When. We we took over the capitol. I flew there at that time. And I wanna tell you there's something he's not giving too much recognition. And that was his victory in Panama knocking out Manuel Noriega again going in with a superior force hitting them hard getting rid of a brutal dictator who is creating tremendous disruption in that area. He didn't let them get away with it. And he did that early on in his administration show hats off to a man who knew how to wage war when to do it was not a bully. And so when he said something sent out a message people got it. What I see today is that too much bombastic rhetoric, and when you should follow through. There is no follow-through talk with China. And yet they're pouring in Fenton. Al killing our kids, creating helping to exacerbate this is opiate. Epidemic. Mr President wake up. That's what you wanna to say you stop it now because the government of China controls that so they're pouring poison into our country. That that's when you get tough and let it be known. You do it behind the scenes, but you tell them we're not gonna tolerate this. And then I hear about this blockade of that the Iranians are are threatening. They should be called once and for all you tried it closed at peninsula cut off oil to the world, and they will be Chevere consequences, but get on go out in a bombastic way, you'd let it be known behind the scenes, and you make sure your secretary of defense gives them that message because world leaders know that if matters says we're gonna come in you better stop this nonsense. They'll listen, you know, it's very interesting. We only have about twenty seconds. But politics, aside, you were talking about how the late President George Bush was able to wage war and a quote proper way. Although everyone is describing him as a gentle soul who practice civility and. How those two philosophies can actually live in the same person you've just analyzed it. They can. Exist and are much more powerful than just being rhetoric Mombassa because people don't know you the people you want to convince if he is he bluffing. What not that? That's not good. They should know when you really mean business, and you do it most of it behind the scenes US Senator Al D'Amato of New York, we have to leave it there. Thank you so much. We get the latest world and national
Emmy nominations, Grammy Nominations Announcement Delayed Due to Bush Memorial Service
"In my gym. We're incredible to has a leading eleven nominations for the Forty-six annual Antea words for excellence and animation. Ralph breaks internet right behind with ten winners will be revealed in February. Bruno Mars was the big winner at this year's Grammys, but we'll have to wait until Friday to learn the nominees for next year's awards the announcements been moved from Wednesday in the wake of coverage. A former President George Bush's
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"president george w bush" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"My favorite story about all. That is. I just got sworn in. And Andy card said why don't you go down the oval and see what it feels like as president? And I said, okay. So went down shitting down there and just kind of take it at all. And and in walk, STAN. So Andy told dad that I was down or anyone Mr President. Welcome. Thank you, Mr President and pretty much all that was said for while. And it was a very profound moment for me. Joining us. Now, former chief of staff or President, George W Bush and assistant to the president and deputy chief of staff or president George H W Bush Andy card what a legacy and Washington bureau chief for USA today, Susan page, her new book, the matriarch Barbara Bush and the making of an American done. Stay comes out in April right to have you all to talk about the like, H W Bush Andy card, you said he was humbling to be with can you talk more about that. President George W Bush is the finest person I've ever met. He really is a role model for life. And it was a great citizen not just of the United States a great citizen of the world. So I was very privileged to work with him. And I met him in the nineteen seventies and would drive Marrone, Massachusetts, New Hampshire little reg Chevy chevette and people actually I knew people who spelled his name be US, h they thought it was the beer company guy, but been remarkable life that he lived it's a life of love. And I saw that love for his wife or his children for his grandchildren. Great grandchildren for extended family is just a life of love. And it was contagious. He was most compassionate. But he also had the courage to do the hard work of getting things done. It took a lot of hard work, but him to be as successful as it was the president, and he was much more successful than most people realized both in the foreign policy front where people to talk about that. But on the domestic side where he got things. Done with a Democratic Congress because he had the courage to work hard and to pull people into agreement rather than push them away. Jon meacham. Have a question for Susan has been spending so much time, pondering MRs Bush and her life and legacy. What's your view of? Would there have been a president George H W Bush without a Barbara Pierce Bush? You know, that was a question I've asked more than one hundred people I've interviewed for this this book because I think it's such an interesting question, and I'll tell you where I come down. I think they were indispensable partners. I think they each made the other bigger and better it was in some ways just such a perfect match. They had different strengths. They had different shortcomings. And the the the sharper edge that Barbara Bush had was sometimes used the longer political memory for slights and. Was it was something that was sometimes helpful to George Bush, and George Bush softer side was also sometimes I think helpful to Barbara Bush, so in that way, man, marriage of seventy three years to what extrordinary services such great transit. Also, some tragedies as every family faces political defeat personal tragedies that death of a daughter. They were they were a couple. They were fortunate to have met one another at that Kayce school Christmas dance in Greenwich. Connecticut. Susan, I I wanna talk about loss being defined defining moments for this couple even for the presidency. But for this couple of specially in I'm going to read from your piece, and I know I'm going to have trouble getting through this. So Peggy I'll I'll send it to you. After I read from Susan's piece in which she writes when Robin with being treated at New York Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital, Barbara Bush, set one rule, no crying in her room..
"president george w bush" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"So you mentioned the title of the headline of the story. I love you too was his last words with sun prison. Bush forty three they were in his Houston bedroom. They knew the end was coming. They put the phone. Their speakerphone started calling the kids who weren't in town. Couldn't get there. Fast enough, including of course, the oldest son, George W Bush is his son told him he was a great dad. He loved him and President Bush forty one. So that I love you too secretary Baker says those were his last words in about a half an hour later he passed away. One issue that obviously was always important to President Bush was China. We're coming up actually on the fortieth anniversary of the normalization of relations with China, which of course, was brokered at your home in McLean Virginia. But before that, obviously, Nixon open China, and George H W Bush was sent to China to to begin a pain staking process that coincidentally ended up with normal ization of China and Jimmy Carter your father and the Chinese. So let's talk about where that process dense. Now, Richard Haass Trump and the G twenty over the weekend, especially as it pertains to China and his meeting with the leader. Is there a truce when it comes to trade or is Trump getting played? Lancer that short answers. There's there's a truce or ceasefire it'll by ninety days, but that's a sensually it. Most of the big issues have not been resolved and not even been tackled, and they don't lend themselves to easy resolution, whether we're dealing with force technology transfers until actual property theft government subsidies currencies. So again, we got ninety days, but no one should take out the champagne make one of the point about the president President, George worker. Bush one of the things about a successful farm policy hasn't gotten attention. It deserves he's gotten a lot of tension with good reason. Jim Baker a remarkable secretary state, but it all worked with these big personalities because of one other person, and that's a guy named brench. Go Kroft, the president had enormous confidence in Brett and meek forgive me. But I think most people would say Brent set the model to gold standard for being a national security adviser who had a close relationship with the president so close, but even. Jim Baker Dick Cheney and others would let Brent there. Let me bring this to let you know that Dr Brzezinski would agree completely with you. And he would say after myself, of course. Standard. No way. A hard job. You've got to balance being a counselor to the president with also being the person who's the broker the person who dispenses due process and Brent Godden. Exactly, right. Was instrumental in keeping the US China relationship. We were just talking about alive after Channon square. But it's interesting people talked about it a lot of these same people came back and later jobs and in subsequent administrations particularly forty three's. Some of them are here. Now, it didn't work quite the same in parts because the forty one himself. But also, I think Brent was the quiet guy behind the scenes who made the whole greater than the sum of its parts. Dan, Dresner you say that now with China? We basically have a frozen trade conflict. Explain. Well, the the references to the many sort of border disputes that Russia's had with other former state to the Soviet Union, they're often referred to as frozen conflicts where it's not obvious the Putin necessarily wants to to actually negotiate a real peace. And I would argue that there are many ways in which it's not obvious to me that Donald Trump wants to negotiate natural real trade deal with China primarily for two reasons. First what he's asking for China? Do China's not prepared in any way to necessarily concede and second in Trump's mind. I think he thinks that a conflict is actually beneficial to him. I mean, he tweets all the time all the money that we get presumably from higher tariffs, not realizing, of course, that that money comes from Americans paying higher taxes rather than from China. But nonetheless, that's his worldview he sees trade is a sort of zero sum game. And therefore, he doesn't necessarily mind if it's a persistent conflict. So I agree with Richard that we've got for the next ninety days is basically a truce. And the likelihood of this will actually translate in anything more substantive..
"president george w bush" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"Don't George H W Bush was a realist, but he was a realist to also had values and standards and principles. He always try to balance it one of the first test of his presidency. You'll remember in one thousand nine hundred nine was the crushing of dissent in TM and square, and what Bush tried to do because he had been the former US on void a China. He knew how important that relationship was. And he couldn't allow the relationship to end at the on the other hand, he also knew it was important to send a message sanctions were were put into place and the administration tried to balance that or when Saddam invaded Kuwait one of the reasons. Bush felt urgency there is he was getting the reports of what was going on in Kuwait. And essentially said we've got we've got to act here. Or if we don't there's not going to be a Kuwait left to left to save. And he didn't have the patient, shall we say if some people who said, well, just let sanctions work, and he said, no, we'll give them. Fair chance. But then if we must we will use we will use force. And then what was so interesting is after we use force in a decisive way to liberate Kuwait. He also then had a sense of restraint. And he said, look we had a mission here which was to liberate Kuwait, but not to liberate Baghdad, and if we try to do that, we will go against what we promise people, and we will incur more casualties there than we did in liberating Kuwait in in the first place. So always a sense of balance in the man between a kind of principle. A real determination. I think people underestimate the steeliness of the determination. But he also had a sense again of limits of restraints, and whether it was in his personal relations with people. There was a formality. I remember once I was called over to see him Joe. And I got to the door the Oval Office, and John sununu was the chief of staff at the time. He said, what do you think you're doing Richard? And I said, well, I just got a message that the president wanted to see me, and he said go back to your office and put on your coat because I've walked over with just my shirt and tie and left my suit jacket in the office. And there was a sense Bush more than anyone else. It is a contrast that today, obviously, he descends Joe that he was he was the temporary custodian of the Oval Office he didn't own it. He was simply the forty first president of the United States. He knew there'd be a forty second forty third and so on so he was very aware he'd been given this trust. He he was a borrower if you will of the office. But ultimately, he. Knew there were limits, and he had a pass it on to who came after him. And you brought up quite so interesting. I remember being a young congressman and. My chief of staff coming in and saying do you have time to talk to the president? And since I was a backbencher presidents and call me, and I said, the president of why and said the president of the United States former President, George Hw Bush and said, well, yeah. Scrambled around picked up the phone, and it's important for people to remember. Now, he was getting absolutely skewered in the years following the first Gulf war for ignoring the advice of the red hot conservatives and some of his generals and stopping short of Baghdad he was getting killed, and I was one person on panel that was defending him saying now, we showed extraordinary discipline. He said we were going to liberate Kuwait. And then we were going to come home and even with an open road to Baghdad he knew that's what he had promised. That's how he built this remarkable worldwide coalition, and and he. Owed the discipline that few other leaders would show, and because of it he didn't get in snarled in the war that his son got in snarled in several years later, but you know, it was that sort of disciplined that action made your father a very big fan. Yes of George H W Bush, and I would say you could count the number of Republicans at your father voted for on one hand, you actually could count the number of Republicans your father voted for for president on one finger and that one president was George H W Bush. Yeah..
George H.W. Bush's last words were "I love you, too," to his son George W. Bush
"As the country prepares to say goodbye to former president H W Bush, the men who served as his secretary of state was with him as he took his last breath on Fox News Sunday. James Baker talked about that moment they made arrangements for all of his children to call in. Him goodbye. And his last words the last words, George I ever said were I love you. And he said those words to forty three George Burt President George Bush, forty three
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"When I get out of the airplane. I hit my head on the tail of the plane shoot hung up on the tail of the airplane. Rip some of the panels out of it. Japanese put out a boat from shore to try to pick me up US submarine came along and pick me up out of the ocean. Had it not happened. Fleetwood are going south and left. Mccain's command going south to be under both Halsey that very night. So I would have been a captured for sure by the Japanese. And so it was just a chromatic moment in my short then short life, and I'll never forget it claim fumes smoke, and it was terrifying. President George Hw Bush nearly twenty years ago describing the moments after his plane was hit during World War Two. He was the last veteran of that war to serve as president of the United States. Joining with me now is a army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson. He served as chief of staff to Colin Powell, thank you for being with us. There is relevance in a continuing time of war to president understanding service in the way that George H W Bush did, but but also to his very personal experience with it. Absolutely. There are no bone Spurs for H W Bush. No, I have other priorities is Dick Cheney said he went right in the delayed is university career as university education was one of the youngest have not the youngest pilots in the navy in World War Two, and he did it service in. I think service is the middle name of H W Bush wanna talk about the Gulf war, and and President Bush's reflections on this. He made these reflections in August of two thousand and four. Let's listen together. We defined the mission and the mission was not to kill Saddam Hussein. And certainly not keep by rug. The mission was to end the aggression, and we went to the United Nations we tried diplomacy and when all else failed we use force. We did what we said we do. But the resolutions call for the liberation of Kuwait came home fast forward that status quo didn't remain just as it was at the end of the war because you saw more massive build up Iraq. You saw time and time again violations of the no-fly zone and the president had to take action. So it's a different time. But I don't have any regrets about what we did. I'll tell you where I miscalculated I thought Saddam Hussein would fall of his own weight when the war ended, and I thought they'd throw him the hell outta there. And they did Cornel interesting. It's the opposite of mission creep he thought that the mission was done. And that it would it would finish himself. And he didn't want to keep American troops loss of American lives in that war was was particularly low. But in the end, it it it didn't go the way President Bush had thought it would go. No. And I admire the fact that he put the United Nations at its pinnacle. We actually did something that was right? We reversed aggression, and he exactly defined it as we fulfill the mandate, and then we left that's exactly what we should have done. Now, the fact that he is more or less intimated an excuse for his son and the second Iraq war, notwithstanding that was strategic era of the highest proportion, H W Bush had restored the balance of power in the Gulf between essentially, Iran and Iraq and left the region more or less stable what we did in two thousand and three much tomography and much to my sadness as we destroyed that balance. It's a power, and we are living with the results of that today. We'll probably live with it for another decade or two and the results are able President Bush was close to and valued. The advice of Colin Powell tell me a bit about that relationship. I think the proof of the pudding there if you will was when Powell was selected to be the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff over many other generals youngest in the history of the position first African American first non academy graduate, and that was all because H W Bush's Ronald Reagan's vice president had seen Powell operate as the deputy national security adviser to Frank Carlucci. And then in the last year of Reagan's second term as his national security adviser and knew what a great American Powell wise and wanted him to be as chairman and would brook..
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"I had the pleasure of. Visiting my buddy forty-one briefly this afternoon. I've said this to you or John and the book that. You rope. And I continue to believe it. I think when it comes to foreign policy. The work. But. President George Hw Bush did with Jim. It is side. Was as important and as. Deft and as effective a set of foreign Paul's initiatives as we saw in recent years. President Obama praising president George H W Bush is impact on foreign policy Tuesday hours after meeting with him for what would be the last time this morning president. Bush's successors are remembering him and his years of public service. President and MRs Obama writing in part, quote, George H W Bush's life is a testament to the notion that public service is a noble joyous calling his son President, George W Bush said his father was quote, a man of the highest character and the best data son or daughter could ask for and president and secretary Clinton write in part, quote, he never stopped serving. I saw it up close working with him on soon. Nami relief in Asia and here at home after Hurricane Katrina, his remarkable leadership and great heart were always on full display. Joining us now Daily Beast columnist and MSNBC political analyst Jonathan alter from the Washington Post columnist Karen Tumelty and David Ignatius columnist and associate editor for the Washington Post. Thanks to all of you for being with us. Karen? Let's let's just talk about. What may have been George H W Bush's undoing in the end he got to serve one term and part of that was because toward the end of his term America was in recession. And there were lots of criticisms of him at the time that he was not able at he said so himself is not able to sort of connect with Americans over the kitchen table issues that they were struggling with at the time. Yeah, it's you know, as short footed as he was in foreign policy on the international stage at a very turbulent and very dangerous time he was not quite as certain of himself on domestic policy. And so he gets hit by two big problems. Ecconomic Lii one is the recession. The other is Americans growing concern about the enormous federal deficit, and he was he was not somebody who was able to inspire the kind of economic confidence that Bill Clinton could in that ninety two election with. His message. You know, it's the economy stupid and at the same time he was hit by a second candidate Ross Perot on the deficit, and that turned out to be his undoing. This is a president who just you know, year and a half before had had stratospheric approval rating ratings kind of limped into that election hampered by his inability to connect with people on domestic issues. Jonathon, let's talk about this. I also wanna remind people about the famous broken promise that George H W Bush made about Texas. Let's just listen to that for a moment. Read my lips..
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"Aska and ended in southwest iowa bellevue nebraska police say they were investigating a shooting this morning when a man drove by shot at officers none of whom were hit during the chase iowa state trooper dylan malone crashed his cruiser he's hospitalized in omaha was serious but not in life threatening injuries the suspect crashed into the river and was arrested a des moines man is charged with the hitler homicide by reckless driving for deadly crash last thursday police arrested thirty threeyearold grant you yesterday in connection with the crash that killed nineteen year old tyler wilcox you is accused of going more than seventy five miles an hour in a thirty mile an hour zone when his truck collided with the car driven by wilcox added the moines intersection wilcox his funeral was held earlier today our top national story french president emmanuel macron wants a better iran deal but says the treaty shouldn't be abandoned addressing us lawmakers today mccrone call for more a more comprehensive deal to prevent iran from building nuclear weapons he argued that iran must never be allowed to have nukes president trump has called the iran accord a bad deal that should never have been negotiated trump has suggested that he might withdraw from the accord next month the iran deal was negotiated by the us and other world powers during the obama administration finally former president george bush is giving thanks to everyone for their kindness following the death of his wife barbara bush bush took to twitter this morning saying all houston's did a great job making sure barbara bush has visitors and funeral gas felt welcome the expresident particularly thanks houston mayor vaster turner and police barbara bush died last week george bush has been in the hospital since sunday night.