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Fresh update on "president " discussed on Bloomberg Businessweek
"Market driver's report. Michael McKee with us international economics and policy correspondent at Bloomberg news and markets reporter at Bloomberg, Abigail Doolittle joining us. Abigail, I feel like I should start with you to talk a little bit about markets, but I gotta start with Mike because markets are doing what they're doing because of economic news this morning. All my fault. Happy birthday to you. We picked a good day for that. It's a little present. Joe Biden was so happy today. I didn't realize it wasn't because of me. Mike's experience age inflation, I think, is probably unfortunately there's no deflation here. Sorry. So check to us about the print. Was it as good as we all seem to be excited about? Yeah, you have to keep in mind that this is one step in a long journey kind of thing. It's only one data point yadda yadda yadda. And inflation is still very high as Charlie Evans the Chicago fed president said today. But it was a surprise to the downside in terms of inflation for the month. And so that is a good sign. A number of things went down that we expected to go down, like gasoline prices. They were off 7.7%. But some of the things that fell into that old transitory category that we've been waiting for them to go down used cars car rentals, airline fares, hotels and motels. They did drop. So if those trends continue, then it's a sign that we're sort of going in the right direction. Food still at sort of record highs. Food inflation for the year. But we've seen commodities Mike would know this. Commodity agricultural commodities come down. So maybe that starts to feed into the process. And food prices start to back off a little. You know, my company glad you're here on your birthday. I've been dying to ask you ever since the last pal press conference about a comment he made where he basically acknowledged that monetary policy has a lagging effect. Rate hikes today might not hit the economy till I don't know what 6 months, several months down the line. So I'm wondering how you're thinking about this cool often inflation coupled with that notion that pal does seem to be aware of that lagged effect of monetary policy. When it comes to thinking about September, I mean, crazy of me to think we could be back to even a 25 basis point hike like the old days or two crazy. Well, you're crazy anyway, but we have a number of economic indicators between now and then that would be dispositive on that to quote the lawyer David Westin. The retail sales report next week will tell us something about how consumers are doing. We have another CPI report. We have another jobs report. And if they all kind of moved in the same direction, then 25 I suppose could become possible. The fed does worry about the quote unquote long and variable lags between monetary policy, making and when it hits and they don't want to be in a position where all of a sudden a real drag hits the economy when we're going into a recession next year if we work. But if we keep having the kind of data we've had, we wouldn't be going into a recession and they would feel better about it. Well, let's go to the markets because the markets certainly don't seem like they're thinking about recession today. Abigail. No, not at all. And it's nice that we finally have good news that is being perceived as good news, not just for the real world, but also markets because we do have the major indexes up about 2% or more. And this, of course, as yielded down, but at this point, not even down all that much, the ten year yield is actually slightly higher earlier it had been down about ten basis points. The two year yield is still down 7 basis points speaking to the dislocation on the part of traders that had been selling bonds into this, but of course lower yields make the valuation on some of these tech stocks and other stocks more attractive. You know, it almost is a little bit more fomo like if I use the MOV function on the Bloomberg terminal, the top stocks on the day, Norwegian cruise lines, carnival, royal Caribbean, all up more than 10%, Netflix, up 6%. And that's if you're Norwegian, was it yesterday you had a bad, and they were actually talking about consumer weakness. So it's almost like a little bit of a knee jerk reaction here in terms of folks thinking, okay, it's coming in. People are going to be able to spend more, but to this whole trickle through idea, how long will it take? Now I will say one encouraging thing for the rally. You do have these indexes firmly above resistance and above the 100 day moving average, which suggests that this, you know, we probably have some more to go here, higher. Volume behind it. Volume is basically on flat earlier in the day. It had been sharply higher actually 20% higher, but right now it's about flat. I wanted to ask you about that. It seems like every rebound off of a low we've had this year has been a bear market rally and eventually flattened out and then back to new lows. What sort of technical signals like that hundred diary looking at is is there encouragement there that perhaps this one is the real deal? There aren't signs of that yet, but I will say that there are enough signs that this rally could be long enough that I think it's going to trick a lot of people because before earning seasons those technicals were actually setting up the whole congestion area just telling you about the uncertainty between the buyers and the sellers and everything they're dealing with in the previous months of this year. That has started to move to the upside. If this year's downtrend is broken, which is not at this point, that would be a point where you have to wonder what's going on. Now the longer term charts, you have a lot of trendlines that are broken and support that has fallen, which in turn suggests that there's going to be some pressure later this year. All right, Mike, saved you 20 seconds. Core services component. Did that continue to climb? I thought I heard that on radio this morning. Core services
Veterans 'burn pits' bill marks a personal victory for Biden
"President Biden has signed what he calls a personal Bill expanding federal healthcare services for veterans who served in places where it toxic smoke billowed from burn pits I was going to get this done come hell or high water The bill is named after sergeant first class heath Robinson who died of cancer two years ago A soldier is strong as an ox physically and mentally The ultimate cuddler and protector to our sweet little girl brielle After Danielle Robinson introduced him the president spoke directly to brielle I know you miss your daddy but he's with you all the time And pointed to the seat next to hers That's my grandson His daddy lost to the same burn pits And he knows what you're going through It was the most directly the president's publicly made between the burn pits and his son Bose fatal brain cancer After serving in Iraq Sagar Meghani Washington
Fresh update on "president " discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Checking the top stories we're following this hour and Iranian operative is charged in a plot to murder former national security adviser John Bolton. The Justice Department thinks it was in retaliation for a U.S. air strike that killed a popular and powerful Iranian general. The Trump administration adviser is thanking the DoJ and the FBI for advancing the case. Donald Trump testifying under oath today in a long running New York investigation into his business dealings, but he didn't offer anything up. The former president invoked his Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate himself. Federal healthcare services are about to expand for millions of veterans who served at bases with burn pits and toxic smoke. President Biden today signed that bill into law, telling the vets we owe them and that their backbone makes the country what it is. Stay with WTO much more on these stories coming in minutes. There's a lot going on at the post office. The cost of mailing letters is going up again, and millions of ballots for the November elections are already in voters hands. Postmaster general Louis DeJoy says the postal service has already delivered some 40 million ballots to and from voters and that voters should be confident that the agency is well prepared for the coming midterm elections in November. But DeJoy says inflation is adding more than $1 billion to the postal service budget, meaning another request for a rate increase is coming in January. Rates last went up in July. Allison keyes, CBS News, Washington. Coming up in money news. The Dow is up 509 points. A new way to get to Las Vegas. I'm Jeff Klebold. One 48. Traffic
Tim Michaels Wins Wisconsin Republican Nomination for Governor
"Got renominated last night. You got renominated last night. Any upsets anything interesting happened in Wisconsin elections last night? Well, I mean, the governor primary was coming down to the wire. It was close to Michael's prevailed over Rebecca, clayfish, Rebecca, clay fish, was the former lieutenant governor, endorsed by former governor Scott walker, Tim Michaels is a businessman who was endorsed by former president Trump. And so that was a very hard fought primary to Michael's prevailed and so now we have the task of uniting the party behind Tim Michael's in order to oust governor Evers, who has been a terrible governor and he was vetoed any number of common sense conservative legislation. So that was really the race everybody was watching. You know, there were a lieutenant governor's race where a state senator from my district, who I know well prevailed, but other than that, it was mostly the governor's primary that people were focused on.
Fresh update on "president " discussed on The Aloönæ Show
"If you'd like to hear one of those stories, I'll be glad to do that too. Yeah, sure, go ahead. Well, this is an interesting, both of these are interesting. And they just happen to happen. Okay, one of them was, I was, I was returning, I was on an airplane with my wife, and we were about to fly back home. We had just been someplace. And we're both reading the newspaper and there are two big headlines across the newspaper. One of them says, the U.S. announces the end of the war in Vietnam. And all that president Nixon announced the end of the war in Vietnam. And then the other one says that former president Lyndon Johnson died of a heart attack. These were two separate stories, and my wife turns to me and says, you know, it's too bad that Johnson didn't live to see the end of the war in Vietnam. Because if you know a little bit about the political situation, that was his biggest failure in life. And he and unfortunately, she says he didn't live to hear about the resolution of his biggest dilemma. And I said to her, you know, I think that he did learn about the end of the war in Vietnam. And that Nixon must have called him, and that's what killed him. So then I go back to New York and I'm teaching, and I'm teaching psychosomatic medicine, mind body. And I use this hypothetical as an example. And then somebody once says to me, you know, you're always spouting off about how Nixon killed president Johnson. Why don't you ask Nixon by then Nixon was disgraced and thrown out of office and was living living in New Jersey someplace. And I wrote him a letter. And I told him that, you know, the Johnson died the same day that you announced the end of the war in Vietnam and or the day after.
More Reactions To The FBI's Raid of Mar-A-Lago
"Here's The Wall Street Journal editor. Well, first let me play a little audio because there's a lot of great audio on this yesterday. Let's start with senator Rick Scott on Fox business with degan McDowell, cut number 8. Well, first of all, it makes you mad. I mean, this is unprecedented. A former president potential opponent to Biden in 24 is house gets rated. We know the Biden administration targets their opponents. Merrick Garland's targets, democratic opponents. This is well, here's what needs to happen today. Separately, mayor Garland, Christopher wray, Joe Biden need to do press conference, take all questions, explain why they're doing what they're doing, what each of them knew when this should scare every American until we get answers. This should be, you should have unbelievable concern. I got more phone calls. Let's go over to Ted Cruz. Cut number 13. That's exactly right. What we've got to do is win control of the House and Senate so that we have the authority to engage in oversight. It was interesting that the director of the FBI was there for one round of questions. At the end of the round of questions, we were supposed to have a second round. He said, no, I got a plane to catch. I'm sorry I gotta go. He didn't want another round of questions as chuck grassley observed. Wait a second. You've got your own plane. The FBI has a private jet just for you, so you're playing to catch it. You just don't want to have any more investigation. We need serious oversight. We need accountability. The people who have been political and partisan need to be fired. And if they broke the law right, let's hear Marco Rubio say the same thing. Cut number ten. You know, an FBI raid looking for supposed classified documents is a ridiculous alibi. Unlike anyone else in the federal government, no president can be guilty of illegally handling classified information because a president has complete and final authority to decide whether something is classified or not.
Fresh update on "president " discussed on Balance of Power
"A positive surprise. It's a positive surprise on both core and headline energy prices have played a big role in this. The inflation rate remains high. It may in fact have peaked, but we need to be cautious. One month's number does not tell the whole story. And she was interviewed on balance of power with David Westin moments ago right here on Bloomberg radio. Chicago fed president Charlie Evans says the Federal Reserve will probably continue raising interest rates into next year to bring down unacceptably high inflation, his remarks came at an event hosted by Drake university in Des Moines, Iowa. So again, recapping equities higher across the board the ten year 2.76% has some key up 74 up 1.8%. One O two on Wall Street. Time now for the market drivers report with a focus on American depository receipts, here she is, Abigail Doolittle. Thanks, Charlie, and similar to the broader markets that you were just outlining here in the U.S., ADRs that represent major companies from around the world. Well, they are also trading mainly higher. Tech ADRs of all stripes and types are up. This is that cooler CPI print that you were just outlining. It helps push those yields bond yields lower and that makes tech stocks in particular look a lot cheaper from evaluation standpoint SAP, the German software maker, this EDR is up 1.6%. European networking companies, Ericsson and Nokia, these 80 hours are both up two to 4% in China, it's sort of interesting Alibaba and neo are both up these ADRs up more than 1%, but JD.com and Baidu well those are those ADRs are down as a report on China inflation well in contrast with the U.S., it actually showed a 2.7% increase. Charlie. Okay, we thank you very much, Abigail, Doolittle, and we have got a cruise line stock of pushing higher right now. Carnival corporate for example, surging 10.4%, royal Caribbean up 10.2% Norwegian cruise line holdings up to day by 13.4%. Again, recapping a rally underway risk on Wednesday with the S&P up 76 right now up 1.9%, ten year yield 2.76%. I'm Charlie palette that is a Bloomberg business flash. This is balance of power with David Weston. This is the first kind of big election having to deal with portion after the fall of roe V wade. There is reason to be hopeful that things are starting to move in the right direction on the inflation front. Where the world of politics meets the world of business. Carbon is driving up the temperature of our planet planet is on fire. Racing taxes on hardworking Americans is always wrong and time right now where we have a fragile economy. I think it's a big step in the wrong direction. Balance of power with David Westin on Bloomberg radio. Midterm primaries give former president Trump some wins even as the former president faces a range of legal perils and consumer price numbers raise hopes about fighting inflation. From the Bloomberg interactive broker studio in New York, welcome to the second hour
Trump says he's testifying Wednesday in NY investigation
"Donald Trump has arrived at the New York attorney general's office for a deposition in a civil probe of his business dealings The investigations into whether the Trump organization misled lenders and tax authorities by exaggerating the value of prized assets The ex-president will testify under oath days after two people familiar with the matter said two of his adult children were also deposed Trump has strongly defended himself in public calling the probe a witch hunt led by a corrupt prosecutor Legal experts say that strategy could backfire under oath because anything Trump says could be used in a separate criminal investigation His lawyer has indicated he'll advise the ex-president to stay quiet and invoke the Fifth Amendment Washington
Alex Jones Discusses Being Patient Zero of Cancellations
"Alex, you were banned in one day, talk about this. Apple iCloud, Facebook, Twitter, Google. It was simultaneous. There was collusion and it was you first and they went after all of us afterwards. How do you keep going? What's the lesson for the everyday American that gets canceled? Those Alex Jones first and they went after Donald Trump. It's Alex Jones first and they raid Mar-a-Lago. Like you said, your patient zero, what keeps you going, what's your advice for the everyday American? Well, it's actually the four year anniversary yesterday. It was August 8th, 2018. That I woke up at like 4 a.m. like I always do. And all my alerts were going off. My inbox was full, and it was Tim Cook met with the other heads of the other big 5 tech companies, Facebook, Google, Twitter, you name it. Apple, but she headed up and made the decision to ban Alex Jones, and then over a hundred other platforms from Uber eats to LinkedIn, Uber eats. Everything. They said that you no longer can order Uber eats, is that what they did? That's right. My name was put into the social credit score, database that they've already setting up. I was the test case, patient zero for the social credit score, putting us into that. And so I saw that happen and I told listeners I said, this is for you. This is a president setting case for everybody, and now they had met that. So now, with lawfare and rig courts and weaponized judiciary and weaponized law enforcement, now what's happening to me, they admit, they said in closing arguments last week at the state sandy hook trial, I get what the judge said I was already guilty. They said, we're going to silence him, we're going to take him out. These are quotes. We're going to take his megaphone and then we're going to take everybody else's megaphone. Anybody that questions us, the judge said, I am truth. You are not. What I say is truth, what you say is lies. Those are quotes right out of 1984. So they have devolved into what George rworld wrote about 1947.
Two-Tier Justice: The FBI Raid on Mar-a-Lago
"Last question for you? The PR perception. You talk about their 30 people on the hill. I've talked to many of them just like you, you know, they sell the FBI and the sale of the DoJ. Is there anybody there that could give a look and say, hey, here's the mirror. The people are looking at you and seeing complete hypocrisy. You've got to get this straight because we need the FBI to be the FBI. Yeah, I mean, obviously it's got to be and it's got to start from the top, so it's got to be Chris wray, and he's got to inculcate that into the organization. And he's from outside looking in. He doesn't seem like he's accomplished that at all. I want to go back, Doug, and one other thing that we all should know is, you know, Bill Clinton took $300,000 worth of furniture out of The White House and moved it. You know, when he left The White House and who knows what documents there was a negotiation, obviously for that, that ended up being returned to plus years later. George Bush obviously, when he left The White House, there was an ongoing negotiation about his papers and documents and what was and what it wasn't a presidential record under the act. And I just, I see, you know, again, you talk about the two tiered system of justice. I see that there is an inconsistency here with how Donald Trump's being treated versus other presidents and it's quite frankly it's disgusting.
Matt Whitaker Unpacks the FBI Politization of the Mar-a-Lago Raid
"Really breaking news episode today. This is a special episode that we're going to be discussing what just happened yesterday at Mar-a-Lago in Florida, the raid or the investigation with the FBI into Donald Trump's classified information that came from The White House a lot going on with this. But could not think of a better person to sit down and talk with than my friend Matt Whit or former acting attorney general U.S. attorney. Going to get a lot of answers today. So Matt, let's just go straight into this. Let's give people what they need. Mascot to have you back on the podcast. Doug, I'm always enjoy the time we spend together. And I look forward to having you on my show, liberty and justice soon. Looking forward to liberty and if you folks, have you not sang liberty and Josh, you gotta get on it. I mean Matt is killing it with guests and in the topics they're discussing. Great stuff is we go, Matt, let's just go ahead and dive into it. There's no way around this. If you look at this, I mean, and we're still fresh into this, and a lot of hot takes going on here, but you know, this timing, the thing about this, when you were attorney general, 'cause number one, there's no way this could have gotten done without Chris wray or Merrick Garland knowing about it. What do you think the internal dynamics were that you could imagine inside DoJ with this? Well, I think the internal dynamics are pretty clear. I mean, there was a letter that was sent from the national archives that there was concern about president Trump's handling of presidential records after he moved out of The White House and there was an attempt to resolve that with the national archives and at some point in time this letter was sent to the FBI asking to open up a criminal investigation and that's exactly what the FBI did. You know, Doug, there's a lot of decisions, as you know, that were made in this situation, but I think the most concerning decision that was made was, and I'm sure it was approved by Chris wray and approved by Merrick Garland as attorney general. And that was the execution of a search warrant instead of sending a subpoena or instead of continuing to negotiate on this issue.
China's youth face bleak job market as COVID slows economy
"China's current job drought echoes the struggle of young people worldwide to find work in depressed economies but is especially sensitive politically in a year when president Xi Jinping is expected to try to extend his time in power China's unusually severe approach towards COVID-19 with repeated lockdowns has kept case numbers low but a social cost has sworn the economy shrinking in the three months ending in June and consumer spending plunging the official unemployment rate in June for people age 16 to 24 was almost 20% compared with 5.5% for all ages and that's expected to rise once the latest jobless graduates are taken into account they often come from urban families who are the biggest winners for China's economic growth and important source of political support the ruling party needs them I am Charles De Ledesma
Eric Discusses the Unprecedented Raid by the FBI on Mar-a-Lago
"When I got home after taping the George Hamilton, I was on such a high and exhausted, we had dinner with Friends. And a friend of mine, a very dear friend in Florida, texted something that I'm despairing about the country. I feel like I've lost hope for the country. And I read it and I thought, that's uncharacteristic of my friend, Martha. I said, that doesn't sound, what is that? And I didn't really. And it wasn't until I was just about to go to sleep that I looked, and I read that the FBI had raided president Trump's home. Yeah. Now, I want to be clear, ladies and gentlemen, because there are some people that are motivated by anger, there are people that hate him so much that they don't really care about the facts. And that tells you everything you need to know. If you have somebody on the facts I'm on your side. If you have somebody on the facts. If somebody behaves in a way that is lawless and that deserves to be treated this way by the FBI, I'm on your side. I'm on the side of truth and justice and the American way. But when we have weaponized our government, which by the way, we are the government. We pay for every FBI agent that did that. I paid them and you paid them to do that. They work at our pleasure. We, the people, we are free people who govern ourselves. And we hire people to do what needs doing. So when the FBI and the Department of Justice are weaponized in this political way, there's a lot to say. First of all, it is as un American as it gets. Yeah, I mean, this makes George the third look like a nice guy.
Trump Is the Man for the GOP
"Let's get back into the conversation about Donald Trump, my theory is that they're trying to pigeonhole him into having information that's prohibited from retaining without returning back to the national archive if they can get him on those charges. He will be barred from holding office and be barred from seeking office in the future. I'm keen on the fact that I think that this was the exact plan to not allow him to run for office. After the cpac, after cpac is normally when you see who emerges as the Republican FrontRunner. Who's going to run for president? Donald Trump swept desantis under the rug. It is clear as the noonday sun that Trump is the man for the GOP.
What Is the Root Cause of the Raid
"So there is let me just say it like this. There is a way that the FBI could be justified in raiding someone's home, even a former president. Do I believe that the FBI is justified in the rate against Trump, it is very questionable in my opinion as to the raid against Donald Trump. I think they may can put together information and argue that the rate is legitimized, which we all know that they can fabricate information they take information from a false dossier and create whatever they want to create. The biggest question here that we need answers for is why. And I always say this, it doesn't matter what happens. Let me not say it doesn't matter what happens. It's not as significant as to what happened compared to why it happened.
Pompeo talks to 1/6 panel, Mastriano cuts own meeting short
"The house battle investigating the U.S. capitol insurrection interviewed former secretary state Mike Pompeo and met briefly with Pennsylvania's Republican nominee for governor Doug mastriano I'm Norman hall Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is among several former cabinet officials to committee wanted to talk to after it was disclosed that some of them raised concerns about the former president's actions and considered invoking the Twenty-fifth Amendment process to remove Trump from office after the riot The governor's interview with Doug mastriano was brief the Pennsylvania candidate for governor was outside the capitol on January 6th and he helped organize efforts in his state to submit alternate presidential electors His lawyers say mastriano didn't answer questions and disputed the validity of the committee Norman hall Washington
John Solomon Unpacks the FBI's Horrific Raid of Trump's Mar-a-Lago
"Us, that was John Solomon from just the news. John, welcome to this welcome back to the program. Hard to kind of comprehend all of this. Abuse of power. You've been in this space for quite a while. Have you ever seen anything like this? Listen, we've never had a former or sitting president raided by the FBI. And he was rated when he wasn't even at his home, which raises the question. What was the purpose of the raid? Because normally you do a search warrant. You do an urgent rate when you think there's a danger of evidence or documents being destroyed or hampered or hindered. The president was in New York. And he had been in Westminster bedminster before that. There are lots of questions among defense lawyers, legal experts, former and current FBI agents wondering what went on yesterday. And the fact of the matter is we don't have enough facts yet. I assume that the president will go to court and do a show cause and get the judge to segregate these documents and protect them for claims of privilege and other things. But we passed the threshold last night we've never passed an American politics American history before and the consequences. We won't know for sure for some time, but if you look at what Democrats are saying, people like Mark Elias, they're talking about using this event as a nullification to keep president Trump from running again.
Article III Project Founder Mike Davis on the FBI Trump Raid
"You though really quick. What do you think is the calculus right now of the Federal Bureau of Investigation? I think they're evil, but I don't think they're dumb. What were they thinking by doing this? What did they hope to achieve? Is this really a national archive dispute? Is this an act of desperation? What's your speculation here? Well, president Trump left office 18 months ago. So what's the urgency right now? And it seems like the urgency is as they know that president Trump is going to run again. They know he's going to win the primary and they know he's going to win The White House again. And I think they're panicking. And they think this is a Hail Mary. They think I've seen Mark Goliath the top Democrat, election lawyer putting out this theory that under the statute of someone misuses presidential records, they're just qualified from office. It's just complete nonsense that they're pushing this theory, the constitution clearly spells out how the president is picked, how he's elected what his qualifications are. And they're just grasping at straws here. They're
Is the FBI Apolitical? YEAH RIGHT!
"Your Republican establishment. Are you happy with this? Play cut 40. Do you think the FBI do you still believe and trust in the FBI to do its job even with a former president in a nonpartisan way? Or do you believe as a former president says that FBI is executing a witch hunt? Well, we've had the FBI before the judiciary committee just in the last two weeks, trying to figure out why they do what they do. And there's been lots of questions before this rate about whether or not the FBI is doing their job apolitical. And we don't know the answer to that question yet. This is probably about the FBI. This is going to raise more questions in my opinion. We need to let this play out and see exactly what happens. That's your Republican establishment. Look, we don't know if they're being political or not. Let this play out. What do you feel about that freedom
Congress can get Trump tax records, appeals court rules
"I'm Mike Gracia reporting an appeals court rules Congress can get former president Trump's tax records A federal appeals court has agreed with the lower court ruling saying Congress can access former president Donald Trump's tax returns a three judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia circuit agreed with U.S. district judge Trevor mcfadin a Trump appointee who in a December ruling said the chairman of the House ways and means committee has brought authority to request the records The House ways and means panel first requested Trump's tax returns in 2019 Under the Trump administration the Justice Department defended the decision by then treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin to withhold the tax returns from Congress Mnuchin argued the records were being sought by Democrats for partisan reasons Mike Gracia Washington
Joe DiGenova and Victoria Toensing's Advice to Donald Trump
"The big question from both of you. Given your experience, what you've done, the classification, the clearances you've had, what is your advice now to president Trump and his team? What do you say, Joe first? Just proceed full steam ahead, but remember, you're going to be indicted. They are going to indict me. They're going to try and ruin him that way. What should he be most cautious of right now? Some people have said today is the day he needs to announce his candidacy. What would you warn him of? What are the biggest pitfalls given what they're going to do again? I think that he should simply ignore the process. If he wants to talk about how outrageous the search warrant was, that's fine. I think he should go full steam ahead with a positive agenda telling what he's going to do for America. And I think the American people understand what was done to him yesterday. And I think there are Paul. I think your advice. Oh, I don't think he should announce at all until after the midterms. Because that was just going to muddy the waters. It makes things very complicated. I agree. He's got people on his side right now. Be silent and just complain about it in your own way, which you will do. But a legal advice? Yes. They should get a special master to go in and look at the document. Special masters like the onboards have been individually. Just to see the third party between Trump and the government who looks at the papers to make sure there's no privileged information.
Sebastian Talks to Joe and Victoria About the Mar-a-Lago Raid
"You, Victoria, who said he's going to be stronger now. Even in just the last few hours, political, CNN, we played the clip earlier. A lot of people who are staunch, staunch in the tank, lefties, very, very worried. One to paraphrase it, if there isn't really anything that if this is some kind of they found a phone directory that was classified, this will just make him much, much stronger. Do you concur? I do. I do. I believe that this was designed to harm him. It served no other purpose. There is no legitimate law enforcement purpose for that search warrant yesterday. Other than interwar tactics designed to hurt him with the general public. I think it has strengthened him because it is so ham handed. It's so obvious what it's being done for, which is to try and disqualify him for the 2024 campaign for president, that it has actually made him stronger. I don't see how you can find anything serious about documents that have been sitting in a room behind a closed locked weight this long if it was so serious. But this is the guy I mean, can we just have a sanity check for a second? This is the man who had the nuclear launch codes. I mean, this is a person who within 30 feet of his body. Exactly. He could have started World War three. So what is the presumption of guilt here? You don't know. This is a false flag operation designed to smear him, designed to create publicity, not to investigate a case. But
"president " Discussed on This American President
"1914 in the war begins. I mean, America is really expanding and growing. It's probably about a 100 million people at the time in the United States in 1914. Immigrants are pouring in here. Week after week. And that's going to stop once the war begins because obviously you can not transport people across the across the ocean during a global war. The country is in the progressive movement. I mean, as you mentioned earlier in your intro, I mean, the country is grappling with a lot of these issues of immigration and vast industrialism in this reform movement is really sweeping the country. In both parties is a progressive wing in the Republican Party, the progressive wing in the Democratic Party. And the idea is that we need to address some of these issues in America to prepare for some of these complex matters that we're facing. New technologies are very exciting in 1914. I mean, the automobile is starting to take off. You have the model T, Henry Ford, car ownership won't be as common as you'll see in the 20s, but it's starting to become more of a thing. Women are pushing the boundaries, they're pushing for the vote. I mean, women's suffrage is a great cause at Jane Adams is involved in. So it's an exciting time, I think, for America. And I think progressivism was one of the most important matters in America in 1914, but suddenly when this European war breaks out in the summer, it's going to change everything. It's going to change America's things that they need to focus on. It's going to change Woodrow Wilson's presidency, someone who is more concerned about domestic matters and selling is going to be thrust into this unprecedented global situation. So one of the things I do try to do in this book is to capture that world. It's not just a story about Americans involved in the war, but it's also a story of it's a snapshot of the United States in the progressive era in the second decade of the 20th century. Yeah, so I love that you included not just to presidents, Wilson and Teddy Roosevelt, and there's so much written about those two people in particular, but that you also included Jane Adams and she's a fascinating figure. You've called her at one point the most famous woman in America at that time..
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"So you mentioned the Commonwealth of Nations before that. And just for our listeners, the Commonwealth, it was established in 1949 before just before her reign, and it's basically an association of nations that had been in the British Empire. So what's her role in that body? Well, she is the head of the Commonwealth. And the Commonwealth nations, the heads of state of the Commonwealth meet every two years and one place or another. We were there in Mozambique. When the queen. Visited there, just after the Commonwealth meeting in durban, South Africa, and so we saw all of these people in their traditional garb, a fascinating group of leaders from all over the world. And she has presided over that and kept it together. And this is crucial. And what will happen now when or soon relatively soon when Charles becomes the sovereign, bets are off. We're not sure that some of the nations in the Commonwealth will continue. They may want to continue unofficial status. But just to indicate the limitation of the queen's own powers, we had press credentials and we were standing on the balcony, it leading into the president of Mozambique's home where they were to exchange gifts and so on before a gala dinner in a special pavilion. So we're standing on the balcony and the queen comes up with Prince Philip and they we are Americans, so we don't vow to them, but we smile. They smile back at us. And they go into the house and then a few moments later, they leave and head for the pavilion. And there are toast to her majesty, the queen, and for this build, and then you would normally think she would be about to deliver her speech. No, there was silence. So we were thinking, what's happening? So suddenly we saw Jeffrey Crawford, who was a wonderful man who had facilitated a lot of our interviews, run back into the house, and I whispered to Jeffrey. What's going on? He emerges two minutes later, the queen left spectacles on the table. And I have to do a selfie dashes back only then could she read the speech that not she, but her government had prepared. Right. As Deadpool, I thought she could not speak in an occasion like that X temporarily. The speech is carefully crafted by the government, approved by the palace, and that's the speech he makes. Those are the remarks she makes. So in a sense, it must be very frustrating over all of these decades not to be able to speak your mind. Now Charles speaks his mind on a number of issues, the environment, agriculture, relationships with various religions, act one time, he said that when he would become sovereign, he would be the defender of faith, not as traditionally the defender of the faith, the Anglican faith, he since has now backed off on that and said he will be defender of faith. But we know what Charles, it's a wild card. He may say things that exceed the constitutional limitations of the monarchy. But he has been in all fairness to Charles. He has been a rock of stability to his mother during these trying times as we all know now from last week's jubilee celebrations, the her majesty has mobility issues. She was on the balcony at Buckingham Palace the first day with her cousin the Duke of Kent, she was very animated..
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"She is the longest serving British monarch in history. She has reigned over an era of great consequence and dramatic change. She's lived through World War II, the Cold War, and everything afterward. She counts among her prime ministers, Winston Churchill, Clement attlee, Margaret Thatcher, and Tony Blair. She's met more American presidents than any head of state in her lifetime. She is Queen Elizabeth II. From June 2nd to June 5th of this year, the United Kingdom celebrated her platinum jubilee, an unprecedented 70 years on the throne. And what a 70 years it's been. Like anyone who has been in the public eye for so long. She's gone through her share of ups and downs. She's been scrutinized all of her life. She's been criticized for what she's done, and not done. But 70 years after taking the throne, and now in her 96th year of life, she remains as popular and beloved as ever. She is an indelible symbol of continuity and service in a time of great disruption. And if she lives for another two years, she will surpass French king Louis the 14th. For the longest verifiable reign in modern history. In short, she has lived a truly epic life. Our guests today have just published a remarkable book titled Queen Elizabeth II and oral history. Their names are Deborah Hart strober and Gerald strawberry. Previously, they've written oral histories about presidents Kennedy Nixon and Reagan. Evangelist Billy Graham, the Dalai Lama, and Rudy Giuliani. And I'm excited to have them on this episode to discuss the queen and her place in history. Well, thank you for being on our show. We really appreciate it. So.
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"Then she had, you know, she had her battles with Nancy Reagan. The First Lady at that time, Ronald Reagan's wife, and sounded like many, many people had battles with Nancy Reagan for what I've read, yeah. It's so funny because people often come up to me and say, you know, I loved your book about Nancy Reagan. And I'm like, really, thank you, but I didn't write one. People just assume that Jay Randy terror really by now has written a Nancy Reagan biography. You know? And I have it. But that doesn't mean I won't. But she's such a compelling character. Nancy Reagan. She saw a strong woman. I mean, this is somebody who is a cut above all other first ladies. And she and Barbara Bush, you know, just had this sort of difficult tense relationship. And I really think a lot of it had to do with the fact that Nancy Reagan reminded Barbara of her mom. If you look at the pictures of Pauline and my book of Barbara Bush's mother in my book, you see a little bit of Nancy Reagan in her. I think that that triggered Barbara. And I think that I think that, you know, the fact that Nancy was critical of Barbara Bush. And critical of the bushes, and she called them the shrubs. Instead of the bush. You know, that kind of criticism reminded Barbara of her childhood. It triggered her and they had 8 years of complexity, which I wrote about in the book. And but I'm a big fan of Nancy Reagan's, but you know what, I'm a big fan of all first ladies. You know, I think that offers ladies have, you know, a responsibility and a job that is un it's not described. Like we know what the president's job is. But there's not a job description for First Lady. It's your responsibility when you get in there to make something of it. You know, like what is your agenda going to be?.
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"I didn't even know she was, but that got thrown into a situation where the next thing I know, I'm just a young guy interviewing John mondale, who was the wife of vice president Walter Mondale. And who proceeded the bushes, HW and Barbara, you know, as VPs, and VP's wife, I say all that to say that when Barbara first went to one observatory circle, which is where the vice president lives. He'd be surprised many people don't know where the vice president lives. I have found a lot of people don't even know who the vice president is. I know, and when I went on my book tour, I asked people, you know, do you know where the vice president lives? You'd be amazed. How many people think the vice president lives in The White House? So many people. Would say, oh, the vice president lives in The White House, right? No. The VP has no roommates. Yeah. The roommates, yeah. The VP has lives in a naval observatory outside of Washington. It's an, it's an incredible, very cool place. I've been to. And the first time that Barbara was driven up there, she was greeted by. Misses mondale, who was leaving and Barbara was going to be moving in. And Joe mondale really told Barbara how much of a difference you can make. I mean, she influenced her. I mean, Joan Monday or somebody people don't even know. But somebody that I have a lot of admiration for because she was a woman who the VP, the position is largely unsung. And especially prior to Walter Mondale, and when Walter Mondale was VP, he sort of participated more in the process and it became his vice president became his vice presidency became known as the mondale model for how VPs should work..
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"President George H. W. Bush had seen it all. He was a war hero, a public servant, and, of course, a president. He was arguably the central figure in one of America's great political dynasties. But who was he beneath the public image? Who are the figures that had the biggest influence on his life? In this episode, we will explore the answer to these questions with Jay Randy Tara barelli. Author of grace and steel, the women of the bush dynasty. So thank you for being on our podcast on this episode. You've.
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"Despite his unspectacular political style, he enjoyed impressive political success. Bush was, in many ways, the key figure in one of America's foremost political dynasties. His father Prescott Bush was a U.S. senator from Connecticut and a strong supporter of president Dwight D. Eisenhower. Bush's own son, George W. Bush, would go on to serve as governor of Texas, and as the 43rd president of the United States. His second son, Jeb Bush, served as governor of Florida. George H. W. Bush himself was called to serve his country continuously for over half a century. After serving in World War II, he became a U.S. congressman from Texas, ambassador to the United Nations, chief diplomat to the People's Republic of China, director of the CIA, and eventually vice president. It's often said that presidents are known for focusing primarily on either foreign policy or domestic policy. Bush, like many other Cold War presidents, was focused primarily on foreign policy. And had the unique opportunity to learn from the successes and failures of the multiple presidents he served during the Cold War. For example, as UN ambassador and liaison to the People's Republic of China, when he served in the Nixon and foreign administrations, bush participated firsthand in America's detente policy. And he saw how that played out in the context of the Cold War. Bush had a front row seat to Nixon and his national security adviser, Henry Kissinger, two grand strategists, exercising their influence over the Soviet Union and China. Bush was an intensely loyal vice president to president Reagan. Supporting Reagan's hard line against the Soviets, as well as a new relationship that Reagan forge with Gorbachev. Throughout the Cold War, the American people constantly face the possibility of nuclear annihilation. They lived through decades of crises, wars in Korea and Vietnam, confrontations in Berlin and Cuba. When the Berlin Wall came crashing down in 1989. And the Soviet Union later collapsed in 1991. The world was in uncharted territory. Although there was great optimism, there was also a fear that these tremendous changes could spin out of control. With this thought in mind, America looked to Bush, respected for his steady leadership. To navigate the complexities of the Soviet collapse and master the rapidly changing global environment. How Bush handled this awesome responsibility is the subject of this episode of this American president. George H. W. Bush took office on January 20th, 1989. 200 years after George Washington's inauguration, a milestone in.
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"The script for this episode was written by Owen flanagan. Owen is a loyal listener of our podcast and we reached out to him to see if he was interested in writing the script. He is very fascinated by president George H. W. Bush. And originally in our Cold War series, we were thinking that we should end with president Reagan because he is the president that is so often considered the president who guided America at the end of the Cold War. And while that is true to a certain extent, history does show that it was president George H. W. Bush, who presided over the ultimate demise of the Soviet Union. And Owen brings a wealth of knowledge and information about that part of American history and world history. And so we are very pleased to present to you this episode about what happened during those critical years. And when we asked Owen to write about this, we are thinking mainly about president Bush's policies and his relationship with Mikhail Gorbachev. And as we researched it further, it became very clear that the decisions that were made during that time are decisions that profoundly impact the world that we have today. Especially with respect to German reunification and the expansion of NATO, German, Germany going into NATO at that time. Things that were not necessarily for ordained. And decisions that president Bush specifically made and decisions that are being talked about front and center right now in the situation in Ukraine after Russia has invaded the nation of Ukraine and many people often cite NATO expansion as one of the major reasons for why that has happened. And so in this episode, we talk about how that happened. What president George H. W. Bush's role was in that as well as Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. And at the time, we didn't know that those issues would be front and center, but here we are. So we hope that you enjoy this episode and it's a great opportunity to reflect on how we got to the situation we are at today. We hope you enjoy it. In our previous episodes, we covered president Ronald Reagan and his crusade against global communism. We covered how he became an unlikely catalyst for a new relationship with the Soviet Union. One marked by progress toward greater understanding between the two superpowers. It was, after all, under Reagan, that the United States and the Soviets signed the first treaty that reduced nuclear weapons. Reagan reshaped the global landscape, leading some to believe that the Cold War was ending. He left office one of the most popular presidents in American history. But on January 20th, 1989, his time on the global stage ended. On that day, he passed the mantle of global leadership to his vice president. George Herbert walker Bush it was the first time since 1836 that a sitting vice president was elected directly to the presidency when Martin Van Buren took over for Andrew Jackson. And it hasn't.
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"You know, it's funny because most of them I think do feel a little bit dated. The one I was most interested in, though, was one that called the next voice you hear. And it was daring in one way in the she played a visibly pregnant woman, which is something that almost didn't never happened in Hollywood in those days. And it was almost considered risque and every outfit she put on every camera angle had to pass muster with the studio sensors. When you mentioned she played the cerebral characters and all that. And it's like, well, you know, the opposite of Marilyn Monroe's character is basically where she was sex object basically. So eventually she meets Ronald Reagan and this was when he was the head of the screen actors guild and this was a tough time for him personally and professionally. So what happened there? So the story that the reagans would tell about how they met was really partially true. The way it goes is that in the fall of 1949, young actress, Nancy Davis, newly arrived in Hollywood, opens up The Hollywood Reporter newspaper to see her own name on a list of suspected communist sympathizers. Mind you, this is the red scare is coming up. This is like the worst possible thing that could happen to somebody newly arrived in Hollywood. So she goes to a famous director of the picture she's currently working on a guy named mervyn Leroy and she says, how are we going to straighten this out? And she says, you know, I've got to get the screen actors guild. The union to stand behind me on this one. So merv and Leroy comes back to her says I've spoken to the president of the union Ronald Reagan. He says it turns out there's another actress named Nancy Davis, the union will make this clear. Don't worry, it's fine. At which point, Nancy Davis says, oh no, I'm just really not going to feel at all reassured unless he can meet him in person and he will tell me this. Well, the truth is, she had already sort of noticed this incredibly handsome actor who was newly single. His wife, Jane Wyman, had basically walked out on him. So they have a blind date. It is a very successful blind date, but the course of their romance was not entirely smooth. In that Ronald Reagan, when she met him, was really at what he would later describe as the lowest point of his life. He is an actor going into middle age, coming out of the failed marriage, his career is sort of hitting the rocks. He shows up for this first date. He is literally a broken man. He shows up for the dates standing on crutches because he has broken his thigh bone in 6 different places in a baseball game and has spent the last two months in traction. So as Ronald Reagan would later say, you know, if Nancy Davis hadn't come along when she did, I would have lost my soul..
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"We know that Reagan calculated correctly? Well, his rhetoric didn't stop a major breakthrough in arms control. Although Reagan and Gorbachev failed to get an agreement at Reykjavík, the INF talks continued. In the spring of 1987, Secretary of State George Schultz visited Gorbachev in Moscow. During this time, Gorbachev began caving, accepting American demands on a number of issues. The U.S. wanted a shorter range Soviet missile, the SS 23 to be included in the treaty to ban INF weapons, Gorbachev agreed to it. And it was during these meetings that Schultz began courting Gorbachev and trying to convince him of the need to abandon the command and control policies of the past. He showed him charts and grass with macro trendlines that showed the importance that technology would play in the future economy and how the world was getting increasingly smaller. Basically he was talking about globalization. Schultz wanted to convey that the United States was willing to be a partner in the Soviet Union's transition to reform. Both sides near to treaty to eliminate all INF weapons, an entire class of nuclear weapons. Reagan still had a number of folks in his administration, advising him against the deal. They argued that the Soviets would not abide by the treaty, and that it was the equivalent of unilateral disarmament. Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger met with Reagan to try to dissuade him from negotiating and signing the treaty, as did Margaret Thatcher. Secretary of Defense weinberger did so too. One of the most interesting sources of opposition was former president Richard Nixon. Remember, Nixon had been the father of Dayton in the 1970s, implementing a realist foreign policy, where the U.S. made agreements with the Soviets. Reagan came to criticize Dayton as a massive project of appeasement toward Moscow, and here years later, Reagan was now achieving his own day top with the Soviets with far greater cuts to the nuclear arsenal than Nixon could have ever dreamed of implementing and now things that switched, now Nixon was criticizing Reagan for giving up too much to the Soviets. He and Kissinger wrote an op-ed saying that signing the INF treaty would be a quote profound mistake and the quote wrong kind of deal that would leave America's NATO allies vulnerable to Soviet attack. It just goes to show how political relationships profoundly change over time. But all of this advice came to nothing. Some of Reagan's critics claim that he was some sort of puppet who wasn't in charge of his administration. But the record shows that Reagan was unwilling to bend to pressure when he made his mind up. He would push for the treaty. Reagan's hard line on sdi was working. Gorbachev finally relented on this issue. He now accepted that SDI research would not be confined to a laboratory. This was a major concession. By the end of the year, an agreement was reached. Reagan finally had a major treaty. It wasn't the massive cut in strategic weapons that he had hoped for. But it was the first treaty to actually reduce the number of nuclear weapons, and it actually eliminated an entire class of them. Those intermediate and medium range ballistic missiles and cruise missiles that created the crisis in the late 70s and 80s would now be removed. It was an amazing accomplishment for a man who many dismissed as a right wing warmonger. Reagan had once been attacked for being insincere in his stated desire to negotiate an arms control agreement. Now he had put his money where his mouth was. He actually did it. In December of 1987, Gorbachev traveled to Washington D.C.. There he met celebrities like Steven Spielberg and Joe DiMaggio. Gorbachev also made it a point to meet everyday Americans. The American public loved him. Perhaps more than Gorbachev's own countrymen. Then, in a ceremony at The White House, on December 8th, 1987, Reagan and Gorbachev formally signed the treaty. On the Soviet side over 1500 deployed warheads will be removed and all ground launched, intermediate range missiles, including the SS 20s, will be destroyed. On our side, our entire complement of Pershing two and ground launch cruise missiles with some 400 deployed warheads will all be destroyed. Additional backup missiles on both sides will also be destroyed. But the importance of this treaty transcends numbers. We have listened to the wisdom in an old Russian maxim. And I'm sure you're familiar with it. My sister general secretary, though my pronunciation may give you difficulty, the maxim is Dover yai, no provi I trust but verify. Those Latina. You repeat that at every meeting. I like it. By the treaty's deadline of June 1st, 1991, 2692 INF weapons had been destroyed. 846 by the United States, and 1846 by the Soviet Union. Back in Geneva and Reykjavík, Reagan and Gorbachev had discussed cutting strategic nuclear weapons as well. There was a lot of resistance to this idea, especially by NATO allies who worried that America was giving up a critical deterrent against the Soviets. But again, Reagan was determined. Talks continued on a major treaty. They were called start or strategic arms reduction treaty talks. They would go beyond what Nixon had started. His strategic arms limitation treaty of the 1970s had merely put ceilings on the number of nuclear weapons both sides could have. Now Reagan wanted to reduce the number of nuclear weapons, perhaps even eliminate them forever. He hoped that an agreement could be forged before he left office, but there were too many details to be worked out about verification about which side should reduce more. About how to account for cruise missiles and bombers. It became clear that the start treaty would not be signed before Reagan's second term ended in January of 1989. But the talks were making real progress. The start treaty would eventually be signed in 1991 by Gorbachev and president George Bush. By 2001, 80% of all strategic nuclear weapons would be removed. Incidentally, the day after the INF treaty was signed, Gorbachev would attend a luncheon at the State Department in his honor. At that luncheon, Gorbachev would meet future president Donald Trump who was still at that time a New York real estate tycoon and had yet to create a reality show and run for president of the United States. In May and June of 1988, president Reagan visited Moscow. The U.S. Senate had ratified the INF treaty. By then, Gorbachev had announced that his administration was leaving Afghanistan. There was a real sense that the Soviet Union had changed, and that the Cold War rivalry between America and the Soviets was winding down. Of course, there still remained a number of issues. After all, the Berlin Wall was still up. Reagan prodded Gorbachev on human rights, and he also had planned to discuss a topic near to his heart. Faith. He had heard Gorbachev refer to God during their previous meetings. This led Reagan to think that Gorbachev might be a Christian, and that they might be able to connect on their faith. And if Gorbachev wasn't a Christian, Reagan felt maybe he could share him. He decided to engage Gorbachev on religion. Rudolf perina, the director of Soviet affairs at the National Security Council, later claimed that Reagan had tried to convert his host, saying, quote, Reagan thought he could convert Gorbachev or make him see the light. It's quite a remarkable thing to think of an American president proselytizing to his Soviet counterpart at the highest levels of international diplomacy. But when Reagan did so, Gorbachev wasn't very responsive. He brushed off the conversation. And he later said he was an atheist, which isn't too surprising since Gorbachev was an avowed communist. Regardless, the dominant feeling was a sense of cooperation between the two superpowers. It was an astonishing transformation. Ronald Reagan, the man who had opposed communism mightily throughout his career, had presided over the greatest decrease in tensions throughout the Cold War. Reagan walked through red square in Moscow with Gorbachev, where they were greeted by Russian citizens. The American president was asked whether he still believed that the Soviet Union was the evil empire. He quite simply answered no. He added that he had been, quote, talking about another time, another era. They made for a fascinating site, America's foremost anti communist, walking through the heart of the Soviet system. Reagan then gave an extraordinary speech at Moscow state university to a large crowd of Russian students. He stood on a podium under a giant bust of Lenin. One of the most ironic images of Reagan's presidency. During the speech, he praised the Russian people and their history. But I hope you know, I go on about these things, not simply to extol the virtues of my own country. But to speak to the true greatness of the heart and soul of your land, who, after all, needs to tell the land of duster yesi about the quest for truth. The home of Kandinsky and screamin about imagination, the rich and noble culture of the Uzbek man of letters at his share. Navoi, about beauty and heart. The great culture of your diverse land speaks with a glowing passion to all humanity. Let me cite one of the most eloquent contemporary passages on human freedom. It comes not from the literature of America, but from this country from one of the greatest writers of the 20th century, Boris Pasternak in the novel doctor zhivago. He writes, I think that if the beast who sleeps in man could be held down by threats, any kind of threat, whether of jail or of retribution after death, then the highest emblem of humanity would be the lion tamer in the circus with his whip, not the prophet, who sacrificed himself, but this is just the point. What has for centuries raised men above the meat beast is not the cudgel. But an inward music, the irresistible power of unarmed truth. The irresistible power of unarmed truth. Reagan didn't look to the past. This 77 year old man wanted to open the eyes of his audience to the new possibilities of the future. I want to talk not just of the realities of today, but of the possibilities of tomorrow. Standing here before a mural of your revolution, I want to talk about a very different revolution that is taking place right now. Quietly sweeping the globe without bloodshed or conflict. Its effects are peaceful. But they will fundamentally alter our world. Shatter old assumptions and reshape our lives. It's easy to underestimate, because it's not accompanied by banners or fanfare. It's been called the technological or information revolution. And as its emblem, one might take the tiny silicon chip. No bigger than a fingerprint. One of these chips has more computing power than a room full of old style computers. Think of that little computer chip. It's value isn't in the sand from which it is made. But in the microscopic architecture, designed into it by a genius human minds. Or take the example of the satellite, relaying this broadcast around the world. Which replaces thousands of tons of copper mined from the earth and molded into wire. In the new economy, human invention increasingly makes physical resources obsolete. We are breaking through the material conditions of existence to a world where man creates his own destiny. Even as we explore the most advanced reaches of science, we're returning to the age old wisdom of our culture. A wisdom contained in the book of the genesis in the Bible. In the beginning, was the spirit. And it was from this spirit that the material abundance of creation issued forth. But progress is not for ordained, the key is freedom, freedom of thought, freedom of information, freedom of communication. Reagan had gone to Moscow to show the next generation what they could accomplish if they rejected the policies of the Soviet past and embraced a new destiny guided by the values of individual liberty. 1988 was Reagan's last year in office. His vice president, George H. W. Bush, was running to be a successor. Bush campaigned largely on a platform to maintain Reagan's policies. In essence, he was running for Reagan's third term. Democrats argued that under Reagan, the national debt had increased dramatically and that economic gains masked rising income inequality. Republicans countered that tens of millions of jobs had been created and that the world was much safer. The American people overwhelmingly sided with the Republicans. That November Bush won a landslide victory, defeating his democratic opponent, Michael Dukakis, 40 states to ten. Reagan became the first president to see his vice president elected to the presidency to directly succeed him, since Andrew Jackson back in 1837. The following month, Gorbachev gave a speech at the United Nations, where he announced that the Soviets would impose massive cuts to its conventional military. Discharging half a million soldiers and personnel, and 10,000 tanks. This seemed to vindicate Reagan's belief that the Soviet Union was not the evil empire that it once was. Reagan now rhapsodized about what he felt was the historical wave of freedom and democracy. Near the end of his presidency in December of 1988, Reagan spoke to students at the University of Virginia, where he said the following. But consider for just a moment, a striving for democracy that we have seen in places like the Philippines, Burma, Korea, Chile, Poland, South Africa, even places like China and the Soviet Union. One of the great unnoticed and yet most startling developments of this decade is this. More of the world's populace is today living in relative freedom than ever before in history. More and more nations are turning to freely elected democratic governments. The statistics themselves are compelling. According to one organization, Freedom House, in the past 15 years, the number of countries called not free declined from 71 to 50. And the country's classified as free or partly free increased from 92 to a 117. When you consider that, according to the Freedom House count, 70% of those not living in freedom are in China and the Soviet Union, and even in those nations, as I say, we see glimpses of hope. The picture is even brighter. The most dramatic movement of all has taken place more than 90% of the people are now living in countries that are democratic or headed in that direction. On January 11th, 1989, Ronald Reagan delivered his farewell address from the Oval Office in The White House. It would not be remembered as other farewell addresses, specifically Washington's and Eisenhower's. But it was vintage Reagan, delivered in a pastoral grandfatherly manner. He recounted his administration's achievements. He expressed regret that the deficit had expanded under his term. He stressed to his countrymen the importance of patriotism. He waxed nostalgic, harkening back to a different era, one that he grew up in. Those of us who were over 35 or so years of age grew up in a different America. We were taught very directly, what it means to be an American. And we absorbed almost in the air, a love of country and an appreciation of its institutions. If you didn't get these things from your family, you got them from the neighborhood. From the father down the street, who fought in Korea, of the family who lost someone at anzio, or you could get a sense of patriotism from school. And if all else failed, you could get a sense of patriotism from the popular culture. Reagan closed with a sense of satisfaction at what he and his administration had achieved. We've done our part. And as I walk off into the city streets, a final word to the men and women of the Reagan revolution, the men and women across America, who, for 8 years, did the work that brought America back. My Friends, we did it. We weren't just marking time. We made a difference. We made the city stronger. We made the city freed. And we left it in good hands. All in all, not bad. Not bad at all. And so, goodbye, God bless you. And God bless the United States of America. With that, the Reagan era came to a close. On January 20th, 1989, George Bush took the oath of office to become the 41st president of the United States. After attending the ceremony, Ronald and Nancy Reagan left Washington, D.C. for their home in California. Much of what started during the Reagan and Gorbachev years was consummated in 1989. A year that would go down in history as one of epic change. In February of that year, the final Soviet troops were withdrawn from Afghanistan. In March, the Soviet Union held its first free nationwide elections for seats in the new Congress of the people's deputies. In May, Gorbachev told the Politburo that he would not use force in Eastern Europe, a huge departure from the policies of Stalin, khrushchev, and brezhnev. In June, the Polish government finally allowed elections. That same month, the resistance group solidarity won a smashing victory as communism began to falter in Poland. In July and Romania, Gorbachev told Eastern European leaders that the Soviets would withdraw their forces from their countries, and recommended that they begin forging relationships with Western Europe. The citizens of those nations sensed an opportunity to break free of Soviet rule. Protests broke out throughout East Germany for the right to travel. This could allow them to leave the Soviet bloc permanently. In September, Hungary allowed East German tourists to cross its border. By November, half a million people had gathered in East Germany to demand the right to travel. An East German government official, inadvertently signaled that travel would be permitted through the Berlin Wall. In October, communist rule ended in Hungary, the same happened in Bulgaria and Czechoslovakia in November. On the evening of November 9th, east Berliners would breach the wall without any response from the authorities, a stunned world watched, as celebrations broke out, and people moved back and forth past the wall. After almost three decades of existence, the Berlin Wall had fallen. In December, communist dictator nicolae ceausescu and his wife were overthrown in Romania. The new president, George H. W. Bush, was initially cautious towards Gorbachev. He feared that Reagan might have gone too far in trusting the Soviet leader. As a political moderate, Bush had less flexibility than Reagan did, since he stood to alienate conservative Republicans by aligning too closely with Gorbachev. But after they met in December of 1989 in Malta. Bush felt at Gorbachev was sincere about reform, and decided that he would cooperate, that he wouldn't be too hard on Gorbachev or portray the new wave of freedom as a triumph of American values. Although some conservatives wanted bush to be more aggressive against the Soviets, he believed that a more moderate approach would allow Gorbachev the space to reform. But Bush did insist that east and West Germany be unified. It had been divided since the start of the Cold War between the Soviet east and the pro American West. Although the Soviets had feared a strong Germany, going back to their experience during the two world wars, Gorbachev warmed up to the idea, as long as NATO didn't expand eastward. West German leader Helmut Cole took the initiative to reunify the German nation. By 1990, Gorbachev had accepted that a reunified Germany would be part of NATO. Germany was reunified in August of that year. And when the United States invaded Iraq in January of 1991, Gorbachev supported it. It was the first time that the United States and the Soviet Union were on the same side of a conflict since World War II. All of these concessions reflected how weak the Soviet position was, as their empire was crumbling. Gorbachev did, after all, hope that the United States would allow the Soviet Union to partake in trade with the west to boost its dire economy. Throughout this time, another Russian official Boris Yeltsin emerged as a rival to Gorbachev's power base. Yeltsin was elected president of the Russian Federation. He was determined to challenge Gorbachev's authority. In August of 1991, hardliners in the Soviet government alarmed at all of the reforms attempted to topple Gorbachev. Although their coup collapsed,.
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"Better job for the country. If you're lucky on the winning candidate will prove your point for you. Now that's enhancing your post defeat reputation in ways you can possibly imagine. Let them slay themselves let them. And then you can just look to the country and said you. You had a choice right. I guess that's what those don't blame me. I voted for so and so stickers. Yeah yeah great. Well peter and tom thank you so much for being on the show and just Talking about your book. The book is called in the arena. History of american presidential hopefuls. It's pretty much hot off the presses so we We we love being able to talk about this book. It's beautiful in every way it's beautiful. Visually and the profiles are great. So thank you so much for being on the show and we really enjoyed this. Thank you so much. Richard and make one more point that i didn't make earlier about the visuals. He made it in. Tom's approach the way that the photo is printed reflects the age in which the time which the candidate ran. So you have a quota chrome look for like barry goldwater but you have a nineteenth century separate at tent for the all accounts. That's one of the. I think visual pleasures of the book. That's great so it really. Immerses you in the eras yes. It's been quite a trend. to colorized. image is lately so that they feel more modern essentially. We wanted to do the opposite. We wanted to transport the viewer. The reader back to The area that you're in which these candidates ran great. Well thank you so much. Thanks so much for your interest. Richard nicer is produced by myself. Richard lim and michael neale. If you like what you've been hearing you can help us by leaving us. A five star review on apple podcasts. Or wherever you listen to our show. We are proud partner of evergreen podcasts. Checkout evergreen podcasts dot com for more shows you might enjoy. i'm richard lamm. We're back next time with more. This american president history is complicated. The story of human progress is long messy and riddled with controversies. Big and small on conflicted. We dive headfirst into history's most infamous events and contentious figures. We try and untangle the good from the bad. The fact from the fiction and the monsters from misunderstood was gingas. Kahn a murderous butcher or a civic. Pioneer did the allied powers. Go too far in firebombing the german city of dresden at the twilight of world war two and how did the marquee saad acquire such a sinister reputation and was any of it. True these are just a few of the tough questions. We wrestle with an investigate on conflicted. So if you love history or just enjoy good story. Please join me your host zack. Cornwell for a fascinating new topic. Each and every month conflicted a history. Podcast is available on spotify apple. Or whatever else you get your podcasts. I hope to see you soon..
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"Better job for the country. If you're lucky on the winning candidate will prove your point for you. Now that's enhancing your post defeat reputation in ways you can possibly imagine. Let them slay themselves let them. And then you can just look to the country and said you. You had a choice right. I guess that's what those don't blame me. I voted for so and so stickers. Yeah yeah great. Well peter and tom thank you so much for being on the show and just Talking about your book. The book is called in the arena. History of american presidential hopefuls. It's pretty much hot off the presses so we We we love being able to talk about this book. It's beautiful in every way it's beautiful. Visually and the profiles are great. So thank you so much for being on the show and we really enjoyed this. Thank you so much. Richard and make one more point that i didn't make earlier about the visuals. He made it in. Tom's approach the way that the photo is printed reflects the age in which the time which the candidate ran. So you have a quota chrome look for like barry goldwater but you have a nineteenth century separate at tent for the all accounts. That's one of the. I think visual pleasures of the book. That's great so it really. Immerses you in the eras yes. It's been quite a trend. to colorized. image is lately so that they feel more modern essentially. We wanted to do the opposite. We wanted to transport the viewer. The reader back to The area that you're in which these candidates ran great. Well thank you so much. Thanks so much for your interest. Richard nicer this. American president is produced by myself. Richard lim and michael neale. If you like what you've been hearing you can help us by leaving us. A five star review on apple podcasts. Or wherever you listen to our show. We are proud partner of evergreen podcasts. Checkout evergreen podcasts dot com for more shows you might enjoy. i'm richard lamm. We're back next time with more. This american president history is complicated. The story of human progress is long messy and riddled with controversies. Big and small on conflicted. We dive headfirst into history's most infamous events and contentious figures. We try and untangle the good from the bad. The fact from the fiction and the monsters from misunderstood was gingas. Kahn a murderous butcher or a civic. Pioneer did the allied powers. Go too far in firebombing the german city of dresden at the twilight of world war two and how did the marquee saad acquire such a sinister reputation and was any of it. True these are just a few of the tough questions. We wrestle with an investigate on conflicted. So if you love history or just enjoy good story. Please join me your host zack. Cornwell for a fascinating new topic. Each and every month conflicted a history. Podcast is available on spotify apple. Or whatever else you get your podcasts. I hope to see you soon..
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"Richard is as much as anything a portrait of a court of the ruler and his coaches. Who of course include henry kissinger chuck colson john dean Spiral near the vice president You know the whole gang of them and they're all different people in they interact with nixon in different ways. How would you characterize his relationship with henry kissinger and what would what was the impact of that relationship on watergate. Well it's interesting because kissing was nixon's national security adviser and they you know were a team but they also rivals because nixon suspected Largely correctly of kissinger playing a double game. of leaking to the press leaking to nixon's enemies and with the goal of making kissing jessica himself. Look more look smarter And being the architect of some of these Some of the big foreign policy initiatives including the opening to china A nixon didn't want kissinger to get all the credit. And when john lewis gave him the credit for some of these foreign policy initiatives. Nixon was furious so that was actually one of nixon's main motivations in installing this tape-recording system that he would be able to show when he came to write his memoirs that He had been the driver of from policy. Initiatives not henry kissinger kissinger for his part was very adept. flat era and psychic fant. He would play on nixon's vanity and tell nixon that he was the greatest president ever and that he this watergate thing would be forgotten in history and nixon would go down in history as a great foreign policy. President nixon liked that he liked to be flooded but at the same time he was in a pretty much aware of the game that kissinger was playing and The some would. I find hilarious moments on the tapes when nixon is running down kissinger and even one moment when the talking about going off to camp david for the weekend and dixon says we'll take kissinger along with us and then a couple of minutes later says no no. Henry's too much of a pain in the us. We won't take it so kissinger was disinvited. But you know that reflects this raw strange relationship between the two of them. That's probably one of the milder things that that's documented as far as nixon talking about somebody. Yeah he was certainly an equal opportunity. insult of people And he you know uses a lot of swear words and He typically refers to the media for example a sons of bitches bitches bastards son of a bitches you know just a typical right expression for nixon right now. You alluded to vice president. Spiro agnew People remember him as the first vice president to resign. What was their relationship like. And there was talk of agnew becoming president potentially with the watergate scandal so that play out for nixon well. Nixon often talked about agnew his best insurance policy against assassination and later against resignation because he calculated that wants people figured out that if they got rid of nixon they would get agnew That would Restrain them and so you know they sometimes He sometimes talks about his resignation. And then he his own resignation and then he says to one of his aides. You won't act you and the aide says of course we don't want to agnew and so that is always the reason for nixon himself to stay on. Now agnew himself was facing his own troubles during this period..
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"We can get inside the room which it was impossible for reporters to do at the time of course at least directly right so having done this cold war series you've become basically one of the big cold war historians. What led you since With all the literature out there in watergate. What led you to this story in particular. But i'm interested in turning points in history and all my code will look at specific turning point seven the collapse of communism the cuban missile crisis which was perhaps the ultimate turning point in history because the world could have been destroyed obviously and six months in nineteen forty-five which looked at the genesis of the cold war and how To allies turned into cold war enemies. So you watergate. And the full of richard nixon. The forced resignation of richard. Nixon is another big turning point in modern american history that i wanted to examine but as also attracted by you know the incredible archival material that is now available. I didn't think that it's ever gain to become possible. Be possible again to get such an intimate close up. Look at an american president particularly in american president facing a very grave crisis an exist essential crisis in nixon's case Then we have with nixon In the period that. I'm looking at him. And this is because of his tapes and a whole lot of other material including audio. Diaries tip tapes made by the people. Various investigations memoirs. I mean whenever gain to get this with another american president so that allows one to write the book. In the way novelist might or array. Playwright might Which was in a very exciting for me. Yeah so there's this image that people have of nixon as this lonely. Socially awkward person What did you find out about him. that may have differed or reinforced. What that images. And and how did someone like him. Rise to the highest level of american politics right well. Nixon was very contradictory. Sort of person. I mean he was alona and while the oakwood He was born to pull struggling. Quake parents out in california and his as he wrote himself actually in his own name wa. His parents were the two most opposite. People you can imagine. His father was arrestable angry. Punish the boys Harshly his mother was a very pious cuenca and she subjected them to the silent treatment so within nixon's Own personality you can see the personality of both his parents. I mean he says anga and his resentments certainly reflect his father's personality but is introvert nature and his ambition reflects his mother's personality and his mother's expectations for him. I think what about his background born to a poor quaker family from california. What about that stood out to you. Well he you know was a self made man and He had everything that he achieved in life. basically was the result of his own hard work and strivings and Know he also writes about this. He talks about the some of the resentment he felt growing up. And this being a you know. A focus for his energy Even at college shouldn't he That was elite debate social Social group in at whittier college. And he founded a group of jocks Based on the football team of which he was a member the was. You know trying to an alternative to this Rather stuck up College fraternity So he always identified. Right from other years with the have nots in america and Which he later called the silent majority. So i see a direct link from His early experiences growing up to his Behaviors politician and if you want to draw the connection further on i can see that linked to the kind of people whose support donald trump. So you're saying that it was personal with nixon all the way from the start..