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What Is Joe Biden's New China Doctrine?
"Optimists long hoped that welcoming china into the global economy would make a responsible stakeholder and bring about political reform as president. Donald trump blasted that week now. Joe biden is converting trumpian bombast into doctrine that pits america against china a struggle between rival political systems. Which he says can have only one winner between. Mr trump and mr biden have engineered the most dramatic break in american foreign policy in the five decades since richard nixon went to china mr biden and his team based their doctrine on the belief that china is less interested in coexistence and more interested in dominance. The task of american policy is to blunt. chinese ambitions. America will work with china in areas of common interest like climate change but counter. Its ambitions elsewhere. That means building up the strengths at home and working abroad with allies that can supplemented economic technological diplomatic military. And moral haft much about mr biden's new doctrine make sense. The optimistic case for engagement has crumbled under the realities of chinese power led by president. Xi jinping china has garrison the south china sea imposed party rule on hong kong threaten taiwan skirmished with india and has tried to subvert western values in international bodies. Many countries are alarmed by china's wolf warrior diplomacy but the details of the biden doctrine contain much to worry about not least that it is unlikely to work. One problem is how. Mr biden defines threat because politics in washington is broken. He seems to feel that he needs the spirit of pearl harbor to help. Rekindle a sense of national purpose. That is a miscalculation it is true. That republicans jump on anything. They can as soft on china even though every time. They say that the presidential election was stolen. They do the work of chinese propagandists
Inside New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's history of 'bullying' foes, staffers
"The headlines around cuomo's behavior has been about his sexual predatory actions right and there's been a lot of them and and We can talk about those. But i think there's something i haven't really seen disgust as much and other you get into it in. Your piece is just the general toxicity and bullying and how we don't have a lot of language for that right and we need to get better language for it. And one of the things that i found in as i was beginning to report this piece leading up to it and i reported it fairly quickly. Actually because it was in the midst of this big breaking news cycle around cuomo and i was trying to keep up and But one of the things that i noticed was happening is there was coverage of You know what is called the nursing home scandal which is a new york attorney. General james released a report showing that the cuomo administration had underreported nursing home deaths by fifty percent. And this is. It was an early governing decision. That cuomo in the administration made to send Elderly people who'd been sick with covid out of new york's overcrowded hospitals back into nursing homes and of course once in nursing homes covid spread like wildfire and many people died and the attorney. General did an investigation into this decision and and released a report showing that the administration is under reported the number of deaths Then his ablest address was caught on tape explaining to people that they'd actually hidden those numbers Because they didn't want to be targeted by the trump administration which is an incredibly trumpian move right to obscure the reality like as a political ploy. Then there was additional reporting showing that in factory of his top advisers including lists derosa had altered data had consciously and actively altered the data An altered reports to obscure those numbers. So it's a story not only begins with a bad governing choice and it continues to be about cover up corruption and deception And and that report comes out and then they're in. I think because that creates a weakness for this previously sort of impenetrable shell of andrew. Cuomo right he's been able to behave in all kinds of bad ways over ten years and still you know he has incredibly high approval. Ratings people still view him as immensely competent and just really skilled at hard knuckle politics. But then there's this moment of weakness in in that space comes as state legislator assembling ron kim who describes how in the wake of the nursing homes report Andrew cuomo is called him at home as he's bathing his kids to threaten his job if he keeps criticizing him about the nursing homes and and that gets a lot of national attention run. Kim goes on the view. Then comes the story from lindsey. Boiling a former aide. Cuomo alleging that he sexually harassed her in a very sort of classic sexual harassment way. She worked for him. He asked her she alleges that he asked her to play strip poker that he kissed her against her will that he referred to her by the name of another woman. He said that she resembled. Who is rumored to be his ex girlfriend Then then the story becomes sort of bifurcated thing and this is one of the things i was trying to get at. I am going back to your question. I promise between. There's the story of the nursing homes report and efforts to cover up those numbers. And then there's a story of the sexual harassment and i felt like a lot of people. Were titling back and forth between those two stories In fact to me it seemed very clear that they were one story. And that ron. Kim was another element of that story. And it's it's a story of power abuse that's what the story is yet so a couple of things one. Yes there is a through line here right like it is not. It is not bifurcated stories. There is one story and it all has to do with white male patriarchy and this idea of is political. Theater is the perfect way to describe it because the theater part i think is something you talk about. Your piece doesn't get talked about enough in the coverage of this which is what gets sacrificed when you have a bully in charge is what we saw in the trump administration which is nothing gets done. Like things don't happen government doesn't work because there's all this energy and time and prioritizing of the so there's a bunch of really like deep questions here what is power what is power for. And what do you use it for. How do you build it right. And and how do you maintain it. And how do you make it grow. And and there are a lot of different answers that but here's a traditional answer in is one that andrew cuomo in body right you you establish power by establishing dominance how do you establish dominance by subjugating other people. This is something that a former speechwriter spokesman for the story. Who's this brilliant writer komo felix. Who worked for him as a speechwriter. When she was young she has since gone on to write literally a book of poetry that was nominated for a national book award and yet. She told me that she wrote more than thirty speeches. And sets of remarks for andrew cuomo. She thinks he used one okay so and she writes about the experience of having been a young black woman in his administration where she understood that he was nice to her in her case. She's she doesn't complain about ill-treatment from him. That he didn't use her work he didn't he didn't value her intellectually and she describes the feeling of kind of token ization and what she calls a subtle form of ritualized abuse which is understanding that she was there to benefit him. She says to be in the press releases but not to do the work of shaping his speech and his policy in his
"trumpian" Discussed on KTRH
"Time. You're just talking about the future of Republican Party might be more Trumpian. We think that Marjorie Taylor Greene is Trumpian or do we think she's something else? She's kind of out there with some of her thoughts. Well, they're trying to pay for that way. Well, they're trying to paint her as a cultist. Let's put this way if she believes that she got elected in Georgia. Yes, she did if she believes that the Jewish people have a laser out in outer space. Then she might be a little wacky. I'm not sure I can attribute all that some of those stories. I don't believe everything. I really don't know. Nobody knows. And apparently, it's not something she's done recently at the Republicans are trying to figure out there. Do you hear all these calls to take her off the committees and do all these things despite the fact by the way that nobody's taking Ilhan Omar, who funneled millions of dollars to her husband? During her campaign always talked about taking her off of any committees. Here is representative Jim Jordan on Marjorie Taylor Green. I don't think Miss Green should lose her committee assignments. I mean, that's never happened where the other party decides what our party or we decide what their party can have Committee assignment That just never happened in the house, So I certainly don't think that's appropriate. I don't think she should lose her committee assignments. We'll see what happens. But I think the American people are tired of the double standard. Look, go back to the tragic, tragic and terrible things happen on January. 6. Republicans condemn all political violence. All the time. We condemn the terrible things that happen on January 6 and the loss of life, Mr Sick Nick and his family who we all are thinking about praying for this evening. We condemn all of that violence that took place on the six. But we also condemned everything that happened last summer. But you have Democrat members of Congress who said last summer who said we need more unrest in the streets while there was unrest in the streets. If now, if that's not incitement, I don't know what is. We didn't say that that individual should be kicked off of their committees. So look that's between the member and the people. They get the privilege of representing in their district. That's a question for them. And if the folks in their district think that that's not appropriate, they're going to vote him out of office here in 21 months when we have our next election, That's the appropriate way to hell. When you start having The swamp. Decide who get to serve where and not the people across this country in the respective district's That's a dangerous road to head down and a dangerous precedent to set. Yeah, it is, Isn't she? The one who filed the impeachment article against Joe Biden? You know she is. Well, hello? Yeah, there might be lower. So anyway, they try to paint that woman. Yep. Time for the timeline Here on NewsRadio. 7.
"trumpian" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"I think he could have really changed the RNC after the 2018 midterms and said, I'm gonna put in America first person in charge of the RNC. I'm gonna make the party creature my own creation, So that was another mistake. I have to tell you this too. I mean, there's no bones about it. Jared Kushner Khan had detente. During the election last year, because we're like we've got to get Trump reelected. You cannot have Jared Kushner and Ivanka who are not the most conservative people, And I'm saying that very politely isn't a bit of an understatement. Advising him on domestic policy issues. Kudos for Jared for actually doing really great things and Middle East peace process. On the domestic front of personal front advising He's gotta move past that. Trump has to move past having Jared having so many portfolios and so much influence if there's going to be any future, one for office and potentially another, you know. Occupation of the White House. Do you think that you would have the return of some of the of some of the America America first folks that Trump had in the early days and then left if you were to come back? I mean, who who? Who's the Who's really the Trump Dream Team on the advisory side? Who do we want? Who would you want to have? Telling a future candidate trump pretty amazing to think about right now. What is because you know there? It seemed like there was nobody post election this time around to keep him on the rails. It felt like there was nobody who could tell the president hold on. Let's direct your Trumpian impulses in constructive ways and let's not be self defeating here. There could have been some of us. I mean, there's Steve Cortes. Well, I hope some of your listeners are familiar with these. Oh, yeah. We have him on this show regular. Sure. Go ahead. Obviously Great communicator great strategist myself. There are others who who actually Are firmly committed to America. First, there should be broadened actually, on a more regular basis Now that we don't talk to me, but on a more regular basis. This is what you should focus on. Here's some good personnel decisions. Avoid this. Avoid that. So there are people out here, right? I've been in DC 20 plus years now I'm I'm an outsider with an insider's perspective and knowing where a lot of the bodies were buried by the way. Like how this whole thing works. So there are people out there that want to be of help and want to be part of an advisory moving forward, But, you know, obviously, some of these things comes down to him. What does he actually want to do? Moving forward that he want to make those changes, and we'll have to see its being a net. Ryan. He is the founder of American Majority, and that's speaking about getting to a majority and going into these midterms. Look, I know we've got a lot Lot of runway here where we still are going to figure out what the Biden administration you know where we got a look at their record. What they do there already showing us the kind of stuff they're gonna try to do. I mean, they haven't waited for sure. But you know, two years is an eternity in politics. But do we have? Does there need to be a a full accounting within the GOP of what went wrong the last time around before we could do better. In 2022. Or is the GOP infrastructure pretty solid as it stands right now? As long as we pick good candidates, and what do you do? You know how we positioning ourselves that we don't have Democrats in control of the House, the Senate and the presidency in two years. Well, you know, to be fair to the RNC into some of the party apparatus. They didn't excellent job on voter registration. Get out the vote. Some of that part of machinery was done really well, where they fell down where they completely utterly failed that on the litigation front, they were warrant after the 2018 elections. Mark allies in the Democrats are on the move is what they're going to try and do between now and 2020. They did nothing. I think what happened? I mean that the priority and I think even for Trump, and he's already talking about some of this electoral integrity. You gotta go back. I just wrote a piece today that American greatness book about. So what Zuckerberg Center for Tech and Civic life did People need to be aware of what happened. What actually happened. Not crazy conspiracy theory for what actually happened the ground and realized we need to spend the next 18 months, making sure that some of this stuff never happens again, whether it's universal mail in ballots. Whether it's Achterberg Center for tech and civic life, and so there's some people myself included already having conversations with various state legislators. You gotta tighten observer statutes. You've got to change policy. There should be offensive litigation. You've got to change the playing field before the 2022 elections, And then there's other parts of the machinery that are actually in pretty good shape. If we can figure out how to level that playing field again, I think 2022 could be a really good midterm for Republicans if we do a good job, too, on identifying good, solid conservative candidates. Quite frankly, some really good primary challenges for all the house members that voted for impeachment. Tell me this actually bullish on it. Ned, tell me this. You mentioned the tech and civic The You know Mark Zuckerberg project a lot of folks probably ever nothing about this. And I know your tell everybody assume that people listening have not heard anything about this this organization what it did. Please bring everybody up to speak. They need to know about this. Yeah, they need me. I'm gonna first longer encourage people go read my piece at am greatness.
Pro-Trump mob storms the US Capitol, touting 'Stop the Steal'
"Insurrection resulting in scenes unlike any in living memory after days of prodding by president donald trump rioters descended on the capitol building in washington. Yesterday congress had gathered for a joint session to certify. President elect joe biden's victory under the provisions of s con res-. One cinema will now proceed as a body. Several republican lawmakers such as ted cruz began lodging. They're expected objections. The tallies recent polling shows that thirty nine percent of americans believe the election. That just occurred quote was rigged the midway through proceedings representatives were forced to flee from the chamber ushered into bunkers through underground passageways. Seeding the floor to a violent group of trump's supporters for hours tense standoff ensued as rioters posed for pictures in house speaker. Nancy pelosi's office and made off with capital podiums. And for those hours. Mr trump stayed silent. i call on president trump. Go on national television now to fulfill his oath and defend the constitution and demand and then to this siege. The eventually issued a video statement telling the rioters to leave but a condemnation. It was not. We have to have peace so go home. we love you. You're very special. You've seen what happens. You see the way others are treated. That are so bad and so evil. I know how you feel but go home and go home. It peace after the building had been cleared. Lawmakers returned and carried on with the vote confirming mr biden early this morning with little further drama and mr trump at last committed to a peaceful transfer of power via staffers. Tweet even as he continued to insist. The election was unfair. Like so much that has happened in the trump presidency. It's all shocking. But not entirely surprising leaving those on capitol hill to survey the damage to a story building and to american democracy. Now the site of an angry mob. Rampaging through america's legislature wandering around the senate floor breaking into legislator's offices. That's not the sort of thing that's happened before john. Fashion is the economist. us digital editor. Most americans think of that sort of thing if they think of it at all as the kind of thing that happens in other countries and i think that the the political and psychological fallout from that will last a very long time it really was watershed moment for american politics. Not in a good way and walk through exactly what happened here. So what happened was the donald trump spoke at a rally at around noon on the sixth and he told his supporters that he would never concede and he told them to walk to the capitol and show strength and be strong now. What they showed of course was a deeply trumpian. Facsimile of strengthens the temper tantrum. And while the joint session of congress to certify joe biden's victory was underway. They overwhelmed capital police and got into the building. The session was adjourned shortly after two pm. I think the secret service whisked away. Mike pence who is presiding because the vice president is also president of the senate capital office. Buildings were evacuated members shelter in place for rioters to all appearances ran rampant through the capital. And eventually the riott sort of petered out. They didn't really seem to have a plan or goal beyond that show of petulance that they convinced themselves with strength and shortly after eight pm the to has of congress gaveled back in and After some lengthy speeches they did their constitutional duty and certify. Joe biden's win and there will be big questions about how. The rioters managed the breach in the first place. I mean how do they organize beforehand. And were they arrested afterward while the rioters have been far right trump supporters and they organize themselves at least partly using social media for days leading up to yesterday. They discussed on social media how to sneak guns in. Dc which has strict gun control laws outta dodge and spread thin. The police presence one of them fantasize about setting up the gallows outside congress and hanging elected officials. That seems to be how they organize themselves. Were there any arrests. The capitol police let a lot of people leave with just a warning Now more arrests may follow the rioters. A lot of them for reasons that baffoni took pictures of themselves and can easily be identified but even so even if more residue follow to my mind the difference between the very thin police presence and the way they treated armed insurrectionists who broke into the capitol building and terrorized. Legislators and the way police treated and prepared for black lives matter protesters this summer in full riot gear and nasa physical presence. That difference is really striking and what about republicans in congress. What do you think the repercussions will be for them. The ones who supported mr trump's efforts to to to question to overturn the vote. The question of repercussions is really interesting. You know one reason. Republicans lined up behind the president. Trump's claims of manipulation election thefts which i strongly suspect they knew were false is because they believe the price for not doing so was greater than the price for doing so they worried that trump would support a primary challenge to them and twenty twenty two or twenty twenty four. That was their concern now. Kelly leffler is one of the two senators just lost in georgia. Initially said she would object but after the riots. Change your position. I don't think she would've done that if he genuinely believed the election was stolen. I suspect the same is true of a lot of the others who back president trump's challenges. I suspect they didn't really think that the election was stolen. They thought it was a smart political. Move not to get crosswise with president trump. now anyone who cares about the health of american democracy democrat republican libertarian. Anyone who likes living democracy. Hope that the senators and congressmen who tried to overturn election will pay a heavy price. But whether they actually will. I don't know that i'd bet on it. Most of them from safe seats. What about the republican party. More generally will they abandon trumpism. This does all of this demonstrate. The very real costs of trumpism. The more interesting question is how the republican party reaction. Toto because as popular is trump is with base voters. He's deeply unpopular with the broader electorate. Remember the he entered office with republicans in control of the white house and both chambers of congress and he will leave with democrats in the same position. The last time that happened the last time they had that trifecta party switch was eighteen. Ninety two and the results this year showed the republicans really can win with women and with non white voters with the right candidates. And so it's in. The party's interest to broaden its view and leave. trump isn't behind. And you know even people. Who seem like staunch allies like josh hawley and ted cruz. They want trump gone to right. They don't want him to be the twenty two thousand four nominee. They want to be the twenty twenty four nominee. But there's a first mover problem. Nobody wants to stick his neck out and get chopped off but if nobody moves. All trump retains as power which nobody also really wants and i would guess that they're hoping some combination of legal and financial trouble post-presidency sort of does him in politically so they won't have to and you know they may be right. They may get lucky.
Final states called: Biden projected to win 306 electoral votes to Trump's 232
"Well. After calling arizona for joe biden last night at eleven fifteen pm today at two thirteen pm eastern time. Nbc news projected president-elect joe biden as the winner of georgia's sixteen electoral votes and donald trump. The winner of north carolina's fifteen electoral votes. That brings the final total of electoral votes for joe biden three hundred six exactly the same number of electoral votes. Donald trump won four years ago. Joe biden is now running more than five million votes ahead of donald trump in the total. Vote count the trump. Legal team withdrew a lawsuit in arizona today and lost lawsuits and pennsylvania and michigan some law firms engaged by the trump campaign to challenge. The election are dropping out of those hopeless and frivolous lawsuits and there was a mutiny of sorts against attorney general william bar today by a group of assistant. Us attorneys who are now treating the head of their department. William bar like a man whose days are numbered which they are sixty eight days. William bar has sixty eight days left running the justice department and now assistant. Us attorneys are making sure. William bar knows what they think of him on his way out the door assistant. Us attorneys. all. I never have direct communication with the attorney general assistant. Us attorneys do all the work for the us attorney's in their federal district and only the us attorney communicates with the attorney general. But william bar got a letter today from sixteen assistant us attorney's who were assigned to monitor any irregularities in the election the letter tells the attorney general that there is no evidence anywhere of any kind of election fraud anywhere in the country and in the letter the assistant. Us attorneys criticized the attorney general for a memo that he issued on monday. Changing justice department policy for investigating possible election primes the assistant. Us attorney's letter which was seen by the washington. Post says that william bars memo quote thrusts career prosecutors into partisan politics so the memo by william bar sent to all federal prosecutors on. Monday is now being thrown back at him by the very prosecutors. Who william bar was encouraging to investigate the election there were. There was an awful lot of worried reporting about that memo on monday a lot of observers took it as a corrupt attorney. General's i move in an ominous attempt to interfere with the outcome of the election. I for one tried to take down the temperature a bit on that story. I ventured the opinion here. That that william bar memo was definitely improper but it would amount to absolutely nothing. I know more than a few assistant. Us attorneys the federal prosecutors. Who actually do the real work. And i didn't think william bar was going to be able to enlist any of them in some kind of trumpian scheme. I expected to never hear about the william bar memo again. In fact i absolutely did not expect did not expect sixteen assistant u s attorneys all over the country from new york to california to publicly rise up and signed their names to a letter that they knew would bring even more public disgrace to this attorney. General it is the most profound of public disrespect verging on insubordination. That i have ever seen from assistant. Us attorneys they're direct boxes. The us attorneys are the ones who do the press conference after the convictions. The assistant us attorney are the ones who do the trials and get the convictions. They are the real working. Prosecutors and william bar did not did not dare say anything in response to their uprising against him today. Maybe that's because william bar knows that when he leaves office assistant. Us attorneys might be assigned to investigate him to investigate any legal lines. William bar might have crossed in his service as attorney general to the most corrupt president in history those assistant. Us attorneys have more power. Now than william bar does. And that's because those assistant. Us attorneys are still going to be on the job on the afternoon of january twentieth. When william bar and donald trump become private citizens all over. It's all over for william bar. It's all over for donald trump and they both know it there was something biblical about today. The seven day cycle the seven day cycle of human life is suggested in the old testament. God created the world in six days and on the seventh day he rested in the last seven days of our lives. The president of the united states was silent for six days and on the seventh day he spoke. Donald trump went to the rose garden to once again declare victory over the krona virus. Thanks to the emergence of a vaccine that will actually be distributed by president elect joe biden and vice president elect comma harris when they take office on january twentieth. In the meantime tens of thousands of people will die and donald trump refused to acknowledge any of those deaths and hundreds of thousands of people will be infected with the corona virus possibly left with permanent damage to their health and donald trump will refuse to acknowledge any of that suffering
Pressure mounts for Biden to get high-level intelligence briefings
"More. Republican senators are admitting to reality today. Bringing the total to twelve in some form today. Lindsey graham chuck grassley rob portman. Mike rounds josh hawley. John cornyn and john thune who is number two to mitch. Mcconnell in the republican leadership said the joe biden should be given the president's daily brief on national security issues. Republican senator james langford of oklahoma said he would take action if joe biden doesn't get the president's daily brief tomorrow. There's nothing wrong with vice-president biden getting the briefings to be able to prepare himself and so that he can be ready to presence already getting those. There's nothing wrong with the former vice president getting those Kamala harris is on the intelligence committee. She has all the clearances that she needs to be able to do that. there is no loss From him getting the briefings and to be able to do that. And if that's not occurring by friday. I will step in as well and available to push into say. This needs to occur so they regardless of the outcome of the election. Whichever way that it goes at people can be ready for that actual task that brought no response from the president of the united states. None mata word now just imagine a fortnight ago. If any of these republican senators had separated themselves from donald trump on anything no matter how slight the separation might be imagine the rage tweeting at them from donald trump. Imagine that voice yelling over the helicopter noise as he condemned those republicans to white house. Reporters imagine what he would have said about them to his rally. Audiences who would've obediently roared back their disapproval of donald trump's new republican enemies. Instead we have silence the sixth consecutive day of silence from the man who we thought did not know. What silence is we have never seen trumpian silence like this because we have never seen donald trump a politician defeated before we have seen him humiliated usually by his own words. we have seen him impeached. We have seen him disgraced but we have never seen him defeated until now and in defeat we now know. He melts into a cowering silence. The silence is the concession speech. The silence is the sound of donald trump
World Week Morning Shahzad
"Good morning it's time for choppers your morning and night tooth brushing show today our friend Jasmine is here with an interview. Gentleman take it away. Thanks start brushing on the top of your mouth on one side and here's Trumpian Idris speaking Japanese to counter saw. How It's World Week and today our Friendship Zahed is here to tell us about Pakistan, the country where his family is from. High She's odd. Families from Pakistan and they speak earlier there. Okay and where in the world is Pakistan. Pakistan is right next to India and China. And South Asia. Switch you're brushing to the other side of the top of your mouth and brush your front teeth to. Have you ever been to Pakistan I've indo-pakistan many, times? I used to go I used to go in the summer the kid to see my family especially my grandparents. Would fly to Karachi trustee is the big city in Pakistan And it's a city that has twenty, four, million people. It's one of the biggest cities in the world you might never have heard about it. Switched to the bottom of your mouth. And brush the molars all the way in the back. Okay so used to fly to Pakistan to visit your grandparents. So how would you say grandmother in early? So. Early, do with family members is very specific in. Titles. So you don't say grandparents really you say, my grandmother, my Mom's side or my grandmother on my Dad's side. So the data and Daddy are on your Dad's side and the Nana and Nani on your mom's side. The Nana Nani. Secure brushing to the other side of the bottom of your mouth. And give your tongue up brush to. What do you call your mum? I'd call her mother a me or Mama a me or Mama what about your dad call my Dad Baba. And I could also say a boo, a lot of families say Abhu we say Baba. Mahba. We just like how that sounds.
Trailing in the Polls and Time Running Out, Trump Looks for One More Comeback
"From his first day in office Donald Trump has been the shock-and-awe president, but it's possible with three weeks until election day that Mr trump has lost his ability to shock and awe us and with his poll numbers slipping what we've seen in the past week has been especially Trumpian. Even for president trump he told Americans not to let the coronavirus dominate their lives after he received access to treatments most Americans still can't get claim. There's now a cure for cova lengthy appearance on rush limbaugh's radio show appeared on another show for a so called virtual medical exam with a friendly Fox doctor in another city urged his attorney general to indict Joe Biden and President Obama successfully pressured secretary of State. Mike. POMPEO to agree to release Hillary. Clinton. Emails pulled out of covid relief talks then pulled back in and pulled out of the next debate then begged back in then it was canceled. Are we shocked are we odd or we shrugging our shoulders and shaking our heads? The flurry of activity is help to put the president in political peril in five battleground states two fivethirtyeight pulling average Joe Biden at fifty percent or higher. That includes Wisconsin Michigan and Pennsylvania. The three states that put Mr Trump over the top in two, thousand sixteen, and when you look at the other swing states, Biden is leading and everyone but Texas, and it's remarkable that we're even talking about Texas meaning that in one thousand, nine, hundred, Reagan landslide is not totally out of the question. Even now with the president cleared by his doctor to return to campaigning his sinking poll numbers have made fellow Republicans nervous about their own prospects in. November. I'm feeling great I don't know about your president trump trailing in the polls and increasingly erratic spoke to hundreds at the White House on Saturday his first public event. Since being hospitalized, we're starting very, very big with rallies still reeling from his faltering debate performance isolated in the White House. The president spent the week minimizing the virus. Don't let it dominate. You don't be afraid of it I think this was a blessing from God that I caught it. I'm telling you we have a cure more than just a therapeutic. We have a cure, any thirty, six, our conservative media blitz Mr Trump spent two hours on the phone with rush limbaugh? Tear. Me When I was coming down the the escalated, a beautiful golden escalators and take what was billed as an on camera medical examination with a Fox News contributor I've been retested and I know I'm at either the bottom of the scale free on Friday the president's top infectious disease expert. Lame. The Rose Garden ceremony two weeks ago for the White House outbreak, we had a super spreader. Event in the White House and it was in a situation. Where people were crowded together. We're not wearing masks at what point do you think you contracted it looking back? I don't know the they had some big events at the White House and Perhaps there. But this week, the president appeared to blame his infection on gold star military family they come within an inch, my face sometimes they wanna hug me and they wanna kiss me. Than they do and frankly. I'm not telling them. Back up as poll numbers drop, the president is searching for a political weapon publicly pressuring the Justice Department to Prosecute Democrats unless bill bar dates these people for crimes that the greatest political crime in the history of our country. Then we're going get little satisfaction unless I win and lashing out at Senator Comma Heron. Let's just monster that was on stage with Mike Pence Senate Republicans hoping to change the subject see Supreme Court nomination hearings this week as their only possible lifeline I'm going to lead the charge to confirm Judge Amy Barrett the court but Republicans. Worry. The Senate majority is at risk Senator John Cornyn told the Houston Chronicle this week that trump let his guard down and got out over his skis by playing down the virus threat
US election 2020: Trump, Biden to face off in presidential debate
"Than 24 hours away from the first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and the Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden Valley political consultant stand Burns, telling Katya This is going to be one of the most viewed presidential debates in history. And with so much anticipation about not only is trump going to behave in the most Trumpian style, bare knuckle, no rules kind of thing. But how is Joe Biden going to do in that hot spotlight? And
Is the federal government to blame for wildfires gone out of control?
"Fires on the West Coast are burning across an incredible amount of land burning added incredible scale smoke has dimmed the son in cities as far as two thousand miles away. Dozens of people have lost their lives many more have lost their belongings and their homes. The scale, the intensity and the frequency of wildfires have grown more alarming in recent years. It's clear according to fire experts that the US needs a new strategy to cope with his escalating threat. But exactly what that strategy should be is tricky to figure out. President trump has said forest management is the single solution to combating fires out West. Fall down after. A short period of time about eighteen months they become very dry they become really like a matchstick. And they get up, you know there's no more water pouring through and they become very very They explode they could explode also leaves when you have years of leaves dried leaves on the ground it just sets it up. It's really a fuel for a fire. So they have to do something about it they all he's repeatedly shrugged off warnings that human caused climate change contributes turning western states into tinder boxes. Trump's view is contrary to scientific consensus on this issue. The president's rhetoric seems to reflect a lack of agreement at the federal level around how to solve this fire problem. But how much does trump's refusal to acknowledge manmade climate change affect the country's wildfire management and response plans for that matter how much a forest management falls on the state versus the federal government? Ultimately who's responsible for preventing these wildfires from burning out of control? This is, can he do that a podcast that explores the powers and limitations of the American presidency I'm Alison Michael's A need from the states from the federal government in terms of recovery is going to continue to stack up. That's in Kim White House reporter at the Washington Post. She's been closely covering trump's response to the wildfires. Later in the show, I talked to a fire in climate expert about where responsibility lies for fire mitigation and disaster response but I I turned to sung men to explain how the president's rhetoric and Fit into the West Coast ongoing crisis. It's a devastating situation out west. There are millions of acres of that have been burned. It's about ten states out west, but it's really concentrated in California Oregon and Washington State. You have dozens of deaths and we'll be saw on the presidential front. was that President, trump traveled to California on Monday as part of a campaign swing he stopped in Sacramento to get a briefing. On these fires, it was the first time. He had really used the power of the office to bring attention to these wildfires where he had been pretty quiet on the issue until that. Yeah and this isn't the first big wildfire that's happened during the trump administration has his response been similar this time to what we've heard from him before in two, thousand, eighteen or twenty nineteen. It definitely has me on the overall issue of president trump and climate change. He has repeatedly cast doubt on the scientific consensus of man-made Climate Change and he also dismisses it in relation to these wildfires. My colleagues at the posts of obviously talked to so many experts say it is absolutely clear that hyman change is really aggravating these fires creating these conditions. Where these fires can just really get out of control quickly. But the president has repeatedly not just with these latest round of wildfires this time around. But in previous years throughout his presidency blamed forest management, he says, the mismanage forest are the main cause of why these fires are blowing out of control. Now, there is a little bit of truth to that. From the experts that we've talked to and even Governor Gavin newsom of California acknowledged that it has briefing with the President and Sacramento on. Monday, that is clearly not the whole story but trump and his typical trumpian fashion has referred to exploding trees and conversations with unnamed foreign leader saying, well, we take care of our trees so we don't have that problem. In our country and that's been where the president has been casting the blame.
"trumpian" Discussed on WTOP
"While there's deadly disease ripped through our nation, he failed to do his job on purpose. Was a life and death betrayal of the American people. Some analysis tonight from ABC News political director recline It settles, the question is to whether he was misleading people about what he knew what he thought about the disease. Early on. He clearly was, he tells Bob Woodward is much that his interest in this was to cheerlead to tell people essentially what they wanted to hear, or what he hoped they would hear is opposed to the facts. And that is stunning and startling, as is what the explanation is now that that his definition of leadership is confidence is opposed to honesty. Youthfulness. It is startling, and it sets up a rather interesting and even unique debate over the question of who is keeping the country safe. Where you've got President Trump essentially now facing down his own words in trying to settle that question about who is working hard to keep the American people say from this disease I have over the years repeatedly and unfairly asked you to climb into the president's brain and explain what he's thinking and what he's feeling. But is it your sense that he felt the disease made him look weak and made his country Look weak, And that's why he simply couldn't acknowledge how about it Wass for a president who isn't particularly known for his honesty. Every once in a while, he tells us something essentially truthful about himself. And the fact is that he saw the panic that might set in here is a bigger threat than the disease itself. And whether you to find that panic is questioning his own leadership or questioning the stock market and affecting the economy. He saw his job to essentially tell the country that things were going to be okay. He saw in that moment, a bigger threat. From an overreaction or harsh judgment, frankly on his own leadership than anything around the disease, and that to me is stunning, private conversation saying Yes, I know it's bad. I know that this is way worse than what he's saying publicly at the time and still to convey even to this day, the sense that we're on the other side of this pandemic when so many people have lost their lives were living their lives in altered ways. I can't think of a parallel in modern presidential leadership, but to me it's uniquely Trumpian and that he is telling us that He felt like his own leadership demanded to be very much less than honest with the American people. Does this news change? The election calculation doesn't hurt the president's chances of catching up in the polls every day that we're talking about something other than what Donald Trump wants to be talking about is a lost day for candidate who's behind. I don't think there's many voters who are still making up their minds about Donald Trump is a person, but this is about Donald Trump as a leader. And he was wanted for some time of debate over who can keep the country safe. This is not the terms that he'd want for that debate. It plays precisely into the argument from Joe Biden and Democrats that he's not up for the job that he's been dishonest with the American people that he's put American lives at risk there was handling of this presidency defining crisis on did it really is just more lost time for a campaign that needs to find a way to get back on track for the history books for reconstructing these timelines. It is a stunning judgment on his own leadership, using his own words, ABC News Political director recline on Skype. Woodward's book quotes Dr Anthony Fauci of N I. H as saying the president's attention span is a negative number. But he denies saying that tonight on Fox News, John Roberts ask Douchey if he ever heard the president downplay the threat of the virus. I didn't really see any discrepancies between what he told us and what we told him and what he ultimately came out publicly and said Johns Hopkins now reports more than 6.3 million cases of covert 19 in the United States. 190,000 deaths and counting. 10 15 thiss just e to the W T o p Traffic Center on the Beltway outer loop Over top of the T 70 Spur another truck crash Another raining night, another truck fashion Right now you're getting by single file to the right at time stopping traffic there and the truck went over the bridge fell down on the 2 70 spur. Luckily, no one was under at the time. And North bound the spur When you get by, you get by single file to the left. For the moment they ever everyone held up and there's a fuel spill. There's debris all over the roadway, a.
"trumpian" Discussed on KCRW
"Vice president. Pence accepted the nomination officially tonight at Fort McHenry in Baltimore, and he, among other spoke of the president Trump that they said that they know behind closed doors. Senior editor and correspondent. Ron Elving is here with us, Ron Let's talk about how the Republicans did on night three of their convention. This was another well produced show with a lot of coordination between videotape and with live moments, including this from Fort McHenry, that we're still watching. And it has had the signature of the Celebrity apprentice. The people who were producing that chauffeur Donald Trump are at work producing this again. That's not figured if it's the same people working on the Apprentice. And making him a television star some years ago are working on presenting this show. The president has always had the Keenest sense of how to present politics in conjunction with show business of any presidential candidate we've ever seen even greater than that of Ronald Reagan, who was no slouch when it came to entertainment value. How is that evident to you, Ron? Because one of the things that I noticed tonally that is a very different from the Democratic Convention last week is a very little humor. There are no knots to humor. There is not much spontaneity. At least there is in terms of sort of the reshuffling of of the schedule in response to events, But it just feels very different as even as a television show from the kind of program that the Democrats put on last week, So what stood out to you in terms of showing this sort of the firm hand of the president in this production? There is control all the way through. There is perfect control. Every moment every nuance is presented with a kind of Trumpian flare. Notice how many people have addressed the first three nights of the convention, whose last name is Trump, including the wife of his younger son? And that is unusual. We don't really see that many people from the president's own innermost family, but they've all been presenting with a purpose. And that purpose was to show that Donald Trump is not necessarily the person you see on Twitter or the person you see on television. But he has a soft side in a caring side, and he really really likes to advance the Lot of state claims of women in the culture and the society in contradiction to what has often been his image of being much more traditionalist kind of male, much more dominant kind of male, and that is part of the image that he's projected through most of his career. It's going to my colleague Harry Shapiro are all right. I want to bring in NPR science correspondent Joe Palka here because the vice president is as we mentioned head of the Corona Virus task force. This disease has claimed more than 100 70,000 lives in the United States. And the vice president said some things that I'd like you to fact check Joe the he said, And I quote before the first case of Corona virus spread within the United States, President Trump took the unprecedented step. Of suspending all travel from China. Joe Fact fact check that for us Well, it's true. He did put some restrictions on travel. But there were still people able to come into the country whether it was through commercial aircraft or possibly Through ports of entry, bringing goods and services. But it's also not clear. I mean, there may have been cases of expanding in the United States before that it was a completely clear At that point how many there were and indeed at that point, wasn't it coming over from your oppa's? Well, Yes, well, that's that's indeed point that there was coming from other places and and it didn't stop the entry of the virus from the United States, obviously, because, as you said, there are now 100 more than 170,000 people have died from the virus. So it got here. Despite whatever restrictions Donald Trump put on it. Let's also listen to what the vice president said about the search for therapies and vaccines. As we speak. We're developing a growing number of treatments. Jonas Therapeutics. Including convalescent plasma that saving lives all across America. Now last week, Joe Biden said. But no miracle is coming. Well, but Joe doesn't seem to understand. Is that America is a nation of miracles..
"trumpian" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"What it is. And we do the Trumpian Stick podcast, so we'll talk on whatever new on streaming and so forth Brain and say, Ho from Channel five goingto join us. He's been hanging out the Great American ballpark. Now it was even before the Reds were like back getting ready for this summer season. Ah, 60 game like a sprint to the finish. Hey, was just roaming around? Couldn't figure out apparently. Why? There was no like a concession. Stand open. I don't even I guess he just had a laminate was able to get in. I'm just saying he's special. That way. We'll talk to him about 9 50 Kevin Car, 10 35 and Gracie Arnett behind yellow Underground. Ships like how do you? How do you know about the jello underground? Because I was looking at wrestling things. And then all of a sudden, some Jell O wrestling stuff popped up. And then I was like I got to check that out. I'm pumped. Yeah, and then and I'm like, Well, this is interesting, and I reached out but you gotta be careful doing when it comes to the wrestling. You don't interfere with the wrestlers. They frown on that. It's a cave faith thing. And Ah, you know what I mean to stay in character and stuff, and it's inside baseball. Sorry, a mixing metaphors. Now I should stop. It's time for news. Your 9 30 report straightaway, the boss, the Kentucky Speedway marks amending are going to give us some time. We'll find out about it. They have more races and they've ever had yet no one can actually go. Welcome to 2020. This is surreal Time sterling on your Friday night, 700 wlw. News, Traffic and Weather News Radio 700 W. Ell delegate Cincinnati on an advisor to the president is Lucky enough tonight to have his sentence commuted. This is Thie 9 30 Report. I'm Matt Reese. Roger Stone had pleaded for the president to keep him out of prison. And he got his wish tonight. Stones 40 month sentence for lying to Congress and for witness tampering has been commuted. President had criticized the prosecution of Roger Stone. Calling it a witch hunt. The reprieve issued to Roger Stone came as a federal appeals court denied his bid to delay reporting to prison. Now Stone doesn't have to report it all. Stone was convicted of misleading Congress about key elements of Russia's election interference, including communications.
Is Trump abusing his power over the judiciary?
"This is news in focus where we offer our insights into the stories that matter before we go any further. I want to address today. Sentencing of a man Roger Stone Roger Stone. He's become the sentencing of Roger Stone. A LONGTIME CONFIDANTE DONALD TRUMP for lying to Congress obstruction and witness tampering was mired in controversy. Over how the. Us Justice Department handled the case under public pressure from the president. Mr Stone received a forty month sentence whereas prosecutors had recommended that he serve up to nine years. This followed seven cases of presidential clemency for White Collar criminals whose convictions included extortion fraud and lying to White House officials. Yes we have commuted. The sentence of Rod Blagojevich. He served eight years in jail We have Birdie character we have Mike Milkin. Who's gone around and done an incredible job? Offer is the independence of America's judiciary under threat. Or as Mr Trump simply using the powers a lot to him on the line with me to discuss this is ed loose. Us National Editor and columnist and Cottam Schober US legal and enforcement correspondent. I let's hear a clip from president trump taken. Just a couple of days before stone sentencing. Just so you understand. I chose not to be involved. I'm allowed to be totally involved. I'm actually I guess the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the country but I've chosen not to be involved but he is a man of great integrity. But I would be. I could be involved if I wanted to be man of integrity he is referring to is the US Attorney General William Bar but is this credible given the tweets he published before the sentencing of Roger. Stone got tell us first about the case of Roger Stone which you've covered for the F. T. Who was he exactly? What was his crime? And was the sentence particularly lenient for this kind of case. Roger Stone is a flamboyant veteran political operative in the US. His career goes all the way back to working on Richard Nixon's election campaign and he has basically been the person you call as a Republican presidential candidate. When you want to get your hands dirty. He called himself a dirty trickster and he is an expert in this sort of Makir side politics in the two thousand sixteen election. He was a sort of informal adviser to Donald Trump. And one of the things he was trying to do was make contact with wikileaks. When it became known that wikileaks had a trove of hacked emails from the Democrats to use it for political gain. The thing that he was convicted of is in two thousand seventeen when Congress began investigating. What exactly went on to twenty sixteen election? The House Intelligence Committee called on Mr Stone and asked him about some of the comments he had made during the campaign and Mr Stone lied to. Congress about who is intermediary was or who he was referring to when he was talking about having an intermediary allied when. He said that he didn't have any documents or any written materials or any taxed of his conversations with that intermediary. The sentence he eventually received was actually probably pretty in line with what other sort of white collar criminals convicted of lying to. Congress or the government have received the key issue in his case was he had threatened a longtime friend of his who was also another witness. Basically saying don't contradict my story and those thrashed included threatening his dog for example the key issue at stake was whether he was serious about that and whether therefore has sent should be jacked up significantly because he had made violent threats and eventually the judge took the view that although it was serious that he'd made violent threats. The person that he had threatened didn't actually feel like they were going to experience violence. Ed Tell us a bit more about Mr Stone. And the history of his friendship with the President and whether you think Mr Trump's tweets constituted interference in the judicial process. Yeah as I said. He's a flamboyant dirty tricks. Who GOES WAY BACK TO LATE? Six hundred seventy trump maximum in the late seventies. He was introduced to try but he quickly hit it off. They shed philosophy of you know playing to win that no method is invalid. Never apologize never explain. Stone set up with couple of other people are very well known lobby group in Washington. One of his clients was trump who was seeking tax breaks a casino. He was setting up in Atlantic City. And really they've been great friends since then so the ties between trump and stone go along way that very deep and they're often allegedly nefarious in terms of the League outlook from this. I have no doubt that trump will seek to podcastone fast opportunity. Trump's on the Guy Senate acquittal spring cleaning of his administration ruthlessly seeking out anybody who isn't very very loyal so to get rid of weather that Meghan appointees the civil savage. Anybody perceive does slightly disloyal. Not Enough is being pledged. Loyalty is a hugely important hugely. Important thing to trump and stern has shown loyalty he has not. He is not divulged things that have damaged the president. He's showing toughness. He's been very Trumpian in how he's dealt with. Franchi's accused the judge me by of being a biased judge which she's rejected this very trumpian and I have no doubt that it will culminate in at some point. President trump pardoning Roger Stern question about what trump actually did part of the reason. Roger Stone was so controversial. Was that line prosecutors involved in this case we're uncomfortable with what Mr Trump and the justice department we're doing. Can you explain that to viewers and why it was such a problem so there are four prosecutors who secured Mrs Jones conviction trial so the trial team? They filed their sentencing recommendation which was seven to nine years which there's no bones about it. That's a serious sentence for anybody to serve and then that evening all of a sudden early hours of the morning so after midnight trump tweets calling it a miscarriage of justice. He says this is unacceptable and Lo and behold the very next day the DOJ which is the US Department of Justice DOJ officials. Start saying that they agree that the sense would be unwarranted and adair kind of reverse it. The following day afternoon we see all four the prosecutors quit the case including one of them actually quits his job at the DOJ entirely and subsequently a new sentencing recommendation is put forward. Which says we'RE NOT GONNA ask for a particular sentence but it ought to be far less than seven to nine years. The idea that four prosecutors would quit a case. All at once is astonishing and it was a very serious and important moment and DOJ his trip shook the DOJ. It was a very dramatic moment in Washington and the question then was was doj senior leadership. William bar the. Us Attorney General. Was He reacting to an order from trump or was something else going on now the lion that DOJ has stuck to is that there was a miscommunication between the US Attorney's office in Washington DC and between main justice headquarters also in DC? But they're separate offices. Basically Mr. Barr says he was not expecting to see a seventy nine year recommendation. The new prosecutor brought on sat at the sentencing that the prosecutors who filed a recommendation that you good faith and thought that they had been given approval to do so and so Mr Bar said listen. This is not about trump. This is about. I think that that sentence was appropriate and I was not told about what was going on. The important thing here is whether or not Mr trump explicitly ordered the attorney general chains recommendation. It's still gets to this question about how our friends of the president being treated in their cases now it's pretty common across the US for federal prosecutors to request tough even harsh sentences. That's not unknown. You don't often see the attorney general weighing in to ask for lighter sentences and certainly DOJ policy at the moment is to prosecute people to the fullest extent of the law to secure the longer sentences possible so whether or not Mr Trump's tweets were an express order to Mr Bar that he followed a whether he was acting independently. It still gets to this question about if your friend of the president. How are you going to be treated by this? Doj while we're on the subject of Friends of the president. The other thing that happened last week was a series of presidential pardons for White Collar criminals specifically several that have connections to Mr Trump. I talk about Michael Milkin. What did he do and why does it matter that he was pardoned? Michael Milkin is to people on Wall Street a hero. He effectively invented the junk bond or high yield bond market in the eighties and then he was brought low by prosecutors and the SEC and eventually guilty to securities fraud and nine hundred ninety. He served about twenty two months in prison after being initially sentenced to ten years. Ever since then he's been rebuilding his reputation. He's a philanthropist. Now has the Milken Institute and for a long time people on Wall Street rich and powerful people have felt that he was prosecuted unjustly and deserved a pardon. The other person. Mr Trump pardon rod blagojevich is perhaps less of a popular figure in any area. He was the former Democratic governor of Illinois and was prosecuted for trying to extort a children's Hospital for campaign contributions and also trying to sell the vacated Senate seat of Barack Obama when he became president his case involves some quite lurid wiretap quotes. Where he talked about Mr Obama's Tennessee. Being a very valuable thing with various explosives and that he wasn't going to give it away for nothing. The fact that these pardons came just a day or two before Roger. Stone's sentencing is pretty mistake -able signal of Mr Trump's power to grant clemency. Whatever case that he wants so prosecutors can go after his fans and associates. Jerry can commit crimes. Judge can sentence them to however long they want ultimately. Mr Trump has under the constitution the pardon power and that was a pretty stark exercise of that pardon power on the eve of a close friend of his being sentenced. Ed Do you think we're gonNA see more interventions this spy trump perhaps related to the Mueller probe into Russian interference in the election. People like Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen. Who Manafort I think would definitely be a case for another pop and I would be very surprised if Michael Cohen Without Him. Because Michael Cohen Tablet Trump describes a rat in that inimitable. Kind of multi language that the president sometimes uses Michael. Cohen testified to Congress very damagingly against president. Trump's he's considered to be a tax cut. The thing that links you know all these Haden's whether it's Michael Milkin Rod Blagojevich Obama Carrick. Us police commissioner who was the security guard incidentally for Rudy Giuliani. The thing that links all of them is that they're pretty well connected people who've committed white-collar crimes and who have upbeat through Fox News. In some cases that Bregovic wife spoke on Fox News. He carrots by on Fox News to capture the president's attention and I think the pattern is again very trumpian thing. It's it's about. People who trump identifies with he feels as acute. Did he feels. He's fatty toxic at he. Identifies WITH OTHERS. Who fit that description again though. The role of connections and of mutual friends and a Fox as dishing platform for pardon. These are very common. There's a pattern here. How big a cause of concern is all this. I mean it's trump's use of the pardon power markedly different from other presidents will Clinton famously on his last day in office Rich Hedge Fund billionaire and friend of the Clintons Madonna to the Clintons and that caused a lot of bad blood. Clinton was heavily criticised for intervening on behalf of a friend and it stood out and I guess the reason I mentioned that is it. Was Fatty unusual. It's now completely normal. Trump has happened many many people who under the inventions of us? Pardon history wouldn't ready quantify so I think he has changed quite dramatically and just to add on. There's an interesting historical link year. Another controversial use of the pardon power in the past was George H W Bush who infamously pardoned a whole swath of former officials who are indicted in connection to the Iran Contra Scandal and bill bar the current. Us Attorney General was back then also attorney general and so Mr Bar He had pushed not just for one. Pardon of Caspar Weinberger. Who was the former Secretary of defense? He said listen. If you're gonNA pardon any of these people you have to pardon all of them. I think his quote was in for a penny in for a pound and so you may have the curious historical echo if MR trump loses later this year of his attorney general at the end of his time in office being the same attorney general at the end of George W Bush's time in office advising him on. You know who to pardon before he leaves Hamas all this been received in Washington and then around the US do people care. It's been received as many other actions by president trump being received with a high temperature reaction inside the Washington. Beltway and shrug outside the GNOMES that being trashed here in a row very significant look at the powers of the presidency. The procedures the the president uses before he acts and the conventions so that being shredded caused great angst in Washington. Dc across the political divide and almost badly registered a ripple outside of Washington. The same of course applies to impeachment. It really didn't resonate much isn't resonating match in the Democratic primaries. In places like Iowa New Hampshire and so I think this is far far lower. It may be it should be different than ideal while but it registered FAFA LOA on the vote says right of than than even impeachment.
Bloomberg, Trump and the Absurdity of Facebook's Political Ad Policies
"There has been a major development in the Democratic field Just in the recent months which is that a note late November Mike Bloomberg jumped into the race. The Battle of the billionaires is on Michael Bloomberg officially jumping into the twenty twenty race and he's a billionaire businessman built. A huge company went into politics and was elected mayor of New York and he is spending outrageous amounts of money a belief that he is now personally outspending the trump campaign on facebook. I'm what's his facebook campaign light? Compared to trump's he appears to be running a an almost TRUMPIAN facebook campaign although it's very much anti trump a white house beset by lies chaos and corruption and administration that has failed the American people. Also trump is launching thousands of different ads a day and they're very emotive and it means like Mike Bloomberg would get it done. The truck coming actually ran a small set of ads. That used images of what I would describe as cute and imperilled animals To try to get people to Click so these were ads. They showed a poorly cute puppy but it was so dark and he looked a little bit cold and he was maybe behind a chain link. Fence it said. Donald trump is fighting against cruelty to animals. The bluebird campaign is running practically the same ads. They also have adorable pictures of puppies and cats and they say Mike. Saves animals how does face but regulate political advertising on its platform. Facebook does not regulate clinical advertising on its platform in a nutshell There are certain rules that they apply to all advertisers But one of the very controversial things that facebook did last year was that they announced that one of the rules that they have for regular advertisers. Advertisers that are selling sneakers or sell advertising. A small business is that they're not allowed to be misleading. They're not allowed to lie last fall. Nick Clegg former deputy prime minister who now works for facebook gave a speech and revealed that they had decided to exempt politicians from that rule And they're basically saying we're not going to enforce that we're not going to prevent politicians from lying in their ads. Not only that but they also facebook does have a third party fact checking program. They said that they are exempting. All ADS FROM THAT PROCESS. We do not submit speech by politicians to our independent fact checkers and we generally generally allow it on the platform even when it would otherwise breach our normal content rules. What was their reason and justification for doing that? Their justification is that they think that the people should be able to see what politicians are. Say that if a politician wants to lie in an ad that's useful information for voters to have and so then it is up to the press to then publicize and inform the citizens that the politician is lying. And I think that a lot of people think that their actual reason is a that they don't WanNa get into a fight with the trump campaign and be it would be almost impossible the scale of the ads that are going to have fact checkers checking every single one before it goes up that would require thousands and thousands and thousands of more people working for facebook to do that work so face because made easier for political parties to wherever they won't upon the platform and they're still making it difficult for us to find out how that works is simply because it makes them a lot more money. I think probably the one of the reasons that facebook's not doing it is because It would be very difficult for them to To make the call between what is a political ad in what isn't and that would almost require as many staff as it would require to a fact. Check them the other thing is that I also think that. Facebook believes in its own propaganda. I think that Mark Zuckerberg thinks that his products are good and people no longer have to rely on traditional gatekeepers in politics or media to make their voices heard and and that has important consequences. And I think that that is probably a misconception on his part but that is a very core belief of his that facebook is good for the world. But I actually believe that the much bigger story is how much these platforms have. Decentralized power by putting it directly into people's hands it's part of this amazing expansion of voice that we've experienced through law and culture and now technology is well having spent a year watching facebook apart from the trump campaign. How do you think the this might play out in the election? He is going to start focusing more and more on his Democratic candidates. You know as that field narrows currently as we speak. He's in some kind of twitter war with Mike Bloomberg. He's GonNa start getting very very personal about the candidate says well between now and November twenty one we are going to keep on working. We are going to keep on fighting more of the same ready to definitely more of the same and I think that one of the things with the trump campaign in general is that you keep you know. I keep thinking that I've lost my ability to be shocked and then I get shocked again and we will make a great again. Thank you keep up the good work. Thank you for speaking to me. Thank you so
Traditional and Social Media: Trump's Key to Success
"What is keeping you up at night? The most when you think about twenty twenty. What keeps me up at night is that trump has a massive structural media advantage? He has a massive state adjacent propaganda machine that pumps his message out to his voters with tremendous discipline support and Democrats have not yet figure how to counter that. This primary season is not lending itself to to our party getting out a clear alternative to Donald Trump. He's an uncanny message person every time I think he's really off on something. Then we go and test it and we find out how strong it is. I wish we had some place that was able to get out consistent message against him. Two of the most important things that Democrats can control role in this campaign are what to say and how to say it. In other words our message and the strategies we use to communicate that message is Dan Pfeiffer and Celinda Lake just mentioned the Party starts twenty twenty at a disadvantage in both of these areas along. Crowded primary. Hasn't allowed us to coalesce around a single message about what we stand for. Or how we govern and aside from your friends at crooked media a few other outlets like us there's just no progressive equivalent to Fox News and the massive propaganda machine that Donald Trump and the Republicans rely on to deliver their message overcoming. This challenge might be the most critical step on the path to victory. Sorry in November. Because as we've now learned from the organizers on the ground and the voters in our focus groups it's crucial to breakthrough all the noise and nastiness cynicism to actually reach people where they are and persuade them that it's possible for us to get to a better place. So how do we do that. We'll talk to people who have some smart ideas on media and message in our final episode of the Wilderness. It's very hard for Democrats. Even the current contract with the media to put the conversation on the things that matter to voters healthcare where the economy those sorts of issues. They don't get clicks. Try Social Media Traffic. There's no algorithm benefit to them so they might as well be trees falling in the forest at times. That's Dan pfeiffer. Lifer Co host to Pod Save America and author of un-trumpian America pointing out. How difficult it is for Democrats to break through with messages policies that the voters we've heard from actually actually care about Donald Trump on the other hand doesn't have this problem? He has a tremendous advantage because of social media so the Algorithms reward outrage and outrage as the coin of the Roman conservative politics but it's not just social media where trump has an advantage. He also has tremendous Mendes influence over. What the traditional media covers the traditional media is forced by the perverse economics of digital advertising icing to cover trump? He is the nation's assignment editor. which is something one of us wants called him? We start with the president's public meltdown on twitter pushing the trade war between the world's economic superpowers into a dangerous new fe day. Nine I think of the president continuing to go. After this group of women he calls them a UC seve plus three. That's the new nickname that he unveiled for them today. The way in which media outlets have to pay their bills in a world in which you are getting paid paid by the click forces you into covering and writing about content that gets clicks. Because you're getting your traffic from facebook and Google right right in facebook. It's rewarding trump content because trump content makes people so he has that advantage tear McGowan a democratic strategist and CEO. Joe Of digital advertising firm acronym expands on Dan's notion of trump. As the nation's assignment editor the mainstream media are only covering what what gets the most noise which is actually really seeded by the Republicans and trump specifically because trump will tweet something out and then the media picks up on it because they have to exceed the president. It started when he tweeted on Sunday. That Alabama would quote most likely be hit much harder than anticipated painted. The National Weather Service then tweeted. Alabama will not see any impacts from Roy in the trump era a lot of media criticism is about whether journalists I do enough to fact check. Trump's lies or even call them lies at all but what may be even more helpful to trump is that the media has allowed him to become as Dan says says the nation's assignment editor. They let him drive the conversation. They let him pick the issues. They let him set the terms of the debate. Even when he's not talking about about governing or policy-making which usually isn't these bad incentives or why as Dan points out the overall effect of media criticism about trump trump will always be limited. I mean there is definitely some benefit to working there but we are not like seven tweets. Maggie Haberman away from solving this problem like we also have to be clear we as progressives have the wrong view of the media. We had this vision of the media as this set set of referees and fact checkers who bring order to our messy politics and so in doing so we think they think it's their job. takedown trump that is not their job so if we continue to mythology is the media. We're never going to succeed. The communication strategy because it lends us to believe leave that the best way to communicate is talk to the media supposed to talk to people. What's even more unfortunate is that Republicans realized long ago that they needed to go around the traditional channel media and build their own channels of communication trump has a massive state adjacent propaganda machine that pumps his message out to his voters with tremendous disciplined? Frankly was not just Fox. It's the entire right-wing talk radio sphere. Beer it's Owen. It's Breitbart. It is like this. Plethora of online very sketchy digital outlets that are pumping trump propaganda into the ecosystem. Is Dan says right. Wing media goes well beyond Fox News and Breitbart to random corners of the Internet. You've probably never heard of Tair. McGowan knows these online worlds all too well and takes us down the rabbit hole. There's also publications that popped up like the big league. The Big League was started by twenty seven year old man who left Breitbart because he felt it had gone soft after trump was elected in the big league is notorious yes because they were the publication that released the north black face. Photo did participate in a dance contest. In which darken my face as part of a Michael Jackson Costume the yearbook photo was broken. Not by the New York Times but by big league politics a right wing media outlet run by a former BREITBART writer. This the new normal these strategically pushed it out and got the national media to cover it win. You know I was in a very politically vulnerable moment. Coming to the defense of a late abortion bill in the State House in Virginia this revenge politics media is being being used as a weapon to deploy this type of revenge politics after the election. So there are these all over the Internet and they're not just the ones that are so explicitly unapologetic about their political agenda. Like Breitbart and Fox. There's also sinclair a hundred and ninety three local television affiliates. Let's sinclair is a pro-trump Corporation. Why our cable news channels airing so much coverage of the trump Russia story so here are the options? It's bias against the president for higher ratings or it's a really important story and now these trusted local news. Brands friends are putting money behind facebook. Ads to their viewers endorsing and marketing trump Maga- hats the daily beast reports sports at least twenty-seven clear broadcasters posted items on their website starting on Thursday hyping a new keep America great had for sale and the trump campaign's website. The right right has built this infrastructure and now is pushing millions and millions of dollars a month behind the content and the messengers that have influence on their side. How on channels like facebook and Google? And we're not spending any money we're just relying on the mainstream media to do our job which they're not gonNa do do because they live in fear of being called the liberal fake news media that that if we're not spending at the same clip that trump and the Republicans are just to drive our offensive. Message were losing the information war. The good news is Tara. Has Some ideas about how the Democrats can catch up. I believe the only solution antidote to this challenge is to have our own communication like our own owned channels to communicate to people directly and that does not mean in. NFL areas ways does not mean spread liser misinformation. It's the opposite but we have to do. Is We actually have to compete tears. Right it's one of the reasons we started crooked crooked media and now terror is actually building another one of those channels herself after working as a digital producer for Obama in twenty twelve and is the director of digital strategy. See for priorities. USA In two thousand Sixteen Terrace started acronym her nonprofit digital firm that's creating progressive ads in content for twenty twenty acronym. mm-hmm isn't making these ads the same way it's always been done but the same old democratic ad firms. They're using an approach. That's both more creative. And more data driven we'll look at a very very large audience of people And take you know ten different messages. Around how trump has been really bad for the economy. So those messages could be you know the impact of offshoring jobs the tax cuts for the rich and squeezing the middle class further. The trade war. What have you and then for each of those messages will develop tons of content memes gifts videos etc then our creative director will go to the team and be like okay? What are all of the different visceral values driven identity driven ways? We can express this message. And they'll build out all this content and then what we do is we push it out to a broader audience. Audience of voters in say Michigan Pennsylvania Wisconsin. And then what we're doing is we are actually surveying groups of these voters who are getting all of this content Dan and learning on a biweekly basis. What of these messages? And what of the actual pieces of content were delivering is having the most impact impact at chipping away at trump's approval rating among those voters. In real time
How Bolton's Allegations Could Change the Impeachment Trial
"It's the second week of the Senate impeachment trial of president trump and there's a new wildcard in the mix John Bolton a draft of the former national security advisers memoir was leaked over the weekend in it. He reportedly writes that. President trump told him he wanted to freeze aid to Ukraine until the country. Aidid investigations into Democrats including his political rival former vice president. Joe Biden the allegation strike at the center of the impeachment inquiry and could change the dynamics in the Senate or the President's defense team is making their arguments today. Joining me now with more details is Wall Street Journal Executive Washington editor Jerry. seib Jerry this leak from John Bolton's upcoming book is throwing a lot of uncertainty into the Senate impeachment trial. Democrats are renewing their calls for Bolton to testify and it could prompt president trump's defense to tweak their strategy. How do you think this could change what we see in the next few days of the impeachment trial well I think it has to immediate impacts one is I think it affects or could affect at least the tactics? The president's defense team uses as it moves through its phase days of the arguments in the Senate it has been essentially trying to have it both ways to say there was no quid pro quo when the president asks Ukraine for Investigations Investigations into corruption. In the Biden's there was no threat of withholding military aid at the same time so there was no quid pro quo. But and secondly even if there there was such a quid pro quo. It would have been perfectly within the president's rights to ask for that because he was interested in getting to the bottom of corruption Ukraine. I think now that you have John Bolton saying saying well yes there was a quid pro quo. The president told me that he was going to withhold aid until the Ukrainians started investigating the Biden's that now I think the president's defense team probably has to fall back on the well. That was perfectly acceptable argument. So I think it changes and somewhat restricts their ability to argue their case the second effect and probably conceivably conceivably the more important one is that it increases dramatically the chances that there will be a vote in the Senate to call witnesses once. The President's defense team has done making. It's case in to do that. You'd have four. Republican senators agree with all the Democrats. Witnesses ought to be called including John Bolton on Saturday. That didn't seem very likely Egli to happen on Monday. After the Bolton revelation. I think it's much more likely and that in turn I imagine could open the door to calling more witnesses besides Bolton right exactly exactly because once you open that door there are a lot of things that can happen and the Democrats are equally eager to hear from Mick Mulvaney. The Acting White House Chief of staff and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will potentially others and then you will have Republicans demanding that Joe Biden or his son. Hunter Biden be called to testify about their actions in Ukraine rain. And so you have probably dueling subpoena fights and elongation of the whole trial section of the impeachment process which the president doesn't want and very uncertain outcomes the law of surprises and potentially unser pleasant surprises for both sides. Comes into play so you will have moved from a process is that seemed to be headed toward a certain conclusion to one in which there's at least more uncertainty. I think it's very unlikely that. Any of these scenarios result in the president being convicted hidden removed from office but the twists and turns in the political impact list twists and turns are much harder to predict now. How damaging could Bolton's testimony for the president in this trial if we go down that road where he is called as a witness well I think it's damaging potentially in the sense that it will Would serve if the if the leaks. What he's written? A book are correct to basically confirmed one of the articles of impeachment that the Democrats have put forward which is that. There was undue undue pressure put on Ukraine in the form of withholding military aid to coerce the Ukrainian to investigate the president's political opponents. That is Joe Biden. That would essentially Ashley be confirmed if the leaks are correct. It doesn't however get to the follow on question which Republicans would stress. which is? That's not an impeachable offense. You may disagree with that. We think the president was in within his rights to press for an answer to what was going on in Ukraine during the Obama years as a matter of foreign policy and so what Republicans will say. It's not an impeachable offense. Even if you believe everything John Bolton said so I I think it complicates the political narrative. I doubt that it changes inches. The outcome as I said because Republicans are both convinced there there was less there the meets the eye and that whatever the president did does not amount to a high crime or misdemeanor meaner as required under the constitution for impeachment and conviction Jerry. How do Republicans view John Bolton he has a long history in Washington how are Republicans responding responding to this leak? And how are they viewing Bolton's relationship to president trump. Well that's an interesting question because you have a role reversal in both parties. He's on John Bolton right now. For years and years John Bolton was kind of a a villainous figure in the Democratic Party very conservative goes back to campaigning for Barry Goldwater when he was in his youth served in the Reagan and Bush administrations very hawkish conservative and very much reviled by Democrats now. They're begging for John Bolton to stand up and be a man of principle as we know he is and testify and on the Republican side. You have a similar reversal. I mean John Bolton is conservatives conservative he served in every Republican administration nations since Ronald Reagan. And now he's being attacked by. Republicans is not credible person and so this is kind of the whiplash effect that you see often in the the trump administration when people who were traditional Republican conservatives are not necessarily trusted now and those same kinds of conservatives. Don't necessarily love the trump administration association. So there's a kind of identity crisis on the right to to some extent these days and John Bolton personifies that now in this context in some ways you know one of the ironies. arnie's in this situation is that there are a lot of things that John Bolton has said and written for years that are very trumpian in the way he's described it very much in sync with President and trump. He has said you can't trust the European Union for example and he has said the State Department is a A hotbed of careerist liberals who try to make policy not just execute the president's policy especially when that president is a Republican. Those are the exact things that Donald Trump says about the EU and the State Department bureaucracy. So there is a there's there's a lot of overlap between John Bolton things and what Donald Trump thinks the place where they fell out with each other and the reason for this controversy now is Moscow in Russia Russia where John Bolton is quite the Hawk and therefore wanted to make sure that Ukraine was armed to confront Russia and president trump has a much more benign view of Russia and Vladimir Putin hooton overall and so the irony here is that there's a lot of trump and John Bolton just not on this question of Ukraine Wall Street Journal Executive Washington editor Jerry. seib thank thank you so
House Rules Committee meets to set terms of impeachment debate
"US President Donald Trump is facing two articles of impeachment abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The House Rules Committee will meet today to discuss next step for a full house. Vote to impeach trump. Possibly as early as tomorrow well here to tell us more about his cloud Harrington senior lecturer in American politics the month. That university took us through the time. Fine Line that we can expect now. Well Good morning and yet so there's GonNa be a a significant vote this week as you mentioned where the house would have to consider the two articles of impeachment and so that's pretty much a given that the votes will be am to to move forward. Not least because the the Democrats have a pretty comfortable majority in the house. So that's that's kind of that for the time being and then there would probably be a short period. Were were they at turn away from it. Because of Christmas and New Year and that and as it stands and January seven is the date. That is at pencilled saluting for a Senate trial to begin so as the media coverage previously that the the idea that a Senate Charles is actually actually going to ask you to consider the greater good or and the actual facts is is looking as number by the day as as the kind of the you know the partisan sites sites hunker down so it's just a question of of a wait and see to see you know maybe over Christmas there'd be some reflections by those people who would be in that kind of juror position and in the Senate to see you know they have to ask themselves. Are they going to vote just along party lines or will they actually look at the situation and untrained vote with their conscience. Because I mean we're seeing many moderate Democrats who came to office in two thousand sixteen. Change them lines there from vulnerable states previously held by Republicans but all willing to take the political risk to impeach. Do you think then that Republican senators will join them. I mean will. They sacrifice the dignity of the office and risk irreparably irreparably damaging the GOP to save trump's skin. When did they get fed up with this? Nelson's yes that's the question isn't it. I mean I've been looking to see what certain names or or cropping up and that that might possibly may be am cross party lines when the time come. The time comes and I mean there's a few names that wouldn't be that surprising. I mean Mitt. Romney would be an example. He's you know he's a very well known individual he's also am being critical of trump is is a sort of more of a traditional Republican 'em from the olden days when you know there was more integrity involved m other names at that have cropped up R. M. Susan Collins in Maine and Lisa Murkowski in Alaska. So there's sort of what I would call kind of sensible Republicans you know individuals who have a kind of a conservative political agenda but they are not signing up to D- chopping worldview. So there are some names. I'm On some of this as well and that might possibly consider but it's it's it's a big thing to do I mean crossing party lines is a big deal and obviously you could be left. Possibly an swinging being in the wind further down the line when you're party sort of looks and unreflecting and sees that you happen sorts of 'em Lonzo this. There is one other possibility which I think is deeply unlikely at this point but it is technically possible that the Senate could actually am not go forward with impeachment and actually go for a censure motion motion instead so that something that's being discussed around the margins. But I would say at this point. It's probably a case if the wind is now fully behind the full impeachment process. A what that means is that you know. Trump is very very likely to get off and I just don't know what sort of misses that sense to to everyone. Not least as the president Exactly that that that he is a he can deflect any of this will The the the Senate Majority Leader the Mitch. McConnell in the minority leader Chuck Schumer a planning to meet to talk about the shape of the Senate. Shell should it go ahead now. McConnell is said to want to shorter prevent trump himself apparently is privately pushing for a longer process that would give him the chance to stage a theatrical defense. I mean what what might that be is. It'll just move reality show for him. Well I think I mean he's obviously looking at this. As as I as. I think. Everyone's aware at this point wings and he likes to fight. You Know He. He enjoys the confrontation. He's he's very much about the theatrics you know. He's he's very savvy when it comes to this sort of the the television will aspect of all of this so the idea that this could be a long drawn out process is is not the worst thing for him because he's almost comfortably certain that at the end it will go in his favor with the Senate. I mean you had. Mr Collins sang very recently. I am a live on television that there was zero chance. That's the term that he used 'em that at the president would be removed from office. So this is before the trial is even happened. So that's the sorts of 'em part. He'll digging that. You're you're guessing and so in terms of the the the length of the trial you know the longer it goes on the more a lot of voters Democratic voters will start saying look you know what about twenty twenty. What about healthcare? What about my job? What about the economy etc and Trumpian in supporters will look at and say you know look at this which haunt you know? There's Argonne just getting it in the neck. Were so going to be out of there for him next November rooting firm. Because look at these neurons runs you know trying to get him out of office by any means necessary so a longer all is not necessarily the worst thing for president trump so the Democrats say that the child is rigged. Do you think that's true. Well I don't rigged is the right word but I suppose one would hope you a regular person or people such as ourselves with think that you know people going into a trial on participating as jurors which is basically what the senators would be the and in that process that they go in with an open mind base their decisions on the facts that are put in fun to them and try to keep preconceived notions and You Know Parson ideology and politics extroverted. But I mean even saying those words now it seems laughable than any of that can be the case so rigged in a way Yes yes I suppose Very quickly before we go the fact checkers databases reported to sing in the in the Washington. Post that As of December the tenth Trump has made fifteen thousand four hundred thirteen fourth own misleading claims. It's absolutely indisputable that he is Eliah area why to his supporters like supporters of Boris Johnson. Here in the UK NOT CA. I think it's a you know. There's a phrase from way back at at the beginning of his administration where it were. Somebody came up with the notion that his supporters take him seriously not literally and his opponents. Take him literally not seriously and I think that can account for the the many thousands of 'em lies because his supporters are like. Oh yeah whatever you know. He says stuff he tweets. That's just our guide. That's just how he is. He shoots from the hip you know who cares and so in a way it it. It almost enhances him in a lot of people's minds that that you know he's just he's a norm. Buster on a rule breaker on part of that is just saying what comes into his mouth at the time and then when he's challenged on a light he would go back until down and say it again and say it louder and bigger so there are those who think that this is an asset and then there are other maybe more kind of our regular voters who would have their head in their hands and and just kind of fear for their country at this point cloud. Thanks very much. Indeed that was cleared
Ari Melber: How Did We Get Here? Because of ‘Weaponized’ Propaganda from John Solomon
"Donald don't trump sufficiently closer to impeachment ever on the eve of these first public hearings which will probe into the scandal that has paralyzed his presidency for now and we turn to our special report report beginning with a question. How did we get here? The answer begins with a country that was rarely in the news. And when the first reports of the whistle blower emerged in the Washington Post long long before we ever saw that complaint we were all waiting and wondering and trying to figure out. What does this have to do with Ukraine by by far the biggest news of the day? Which is this whistle blows store whistle blower story which is now going officially nuts? Shane Harris in the Washington. Post tonight is reporting that the whistleblower complaint has something to do with Ukraine something to do with Ukraine but what would be scandalous about Ukraine policy. Most people had not heard enough about trump's policies towards that country to even guess at the time and if you were learning about this story from the Washington Post The Times or or most national news in September when Rachel was reporting that out it was all new. Yeah but if you happen to read conservative articles in the opinion section of the hill back in March you'd see the seeds of this Trumpian conspiracy theory. Here's a headline quoting. A foreign officials unsupported allegation that the Obama Administration demanded Ukraine simply. Avoid prosecuting certain people a pretty silly article. Here's another from April in the same basic format a single Ukrainian source claiming the. US didn't want evidence on Democrats. Now you can see where this is going again. This was back in April before any of this blew up but around that same time. Here is the Cherry on top of this conspiracy theory Sunday quote Joe Biden Haydn's twenty twenty Ukrainian nightmare a closed probe is revived the second part of that clause. This was back in April is just not nothing yet. Close pros close pro revived hadn't happened now. America at that time in April was waiting for the release of the Miller report. It was three weeks away. There's a lot of other news but this writer over the hill was speculating about this fight and nightmare that virtually no one was losing sleep book. This is important. What's going to happen tomorrow? Because at that time there'd be no way to distinguish distinguish this from thousand other headlines for websites outlets varying credibility but those three articles. I mentioned they all have something crucial in common. They're all oh by John. Solomon a conservative writer. who used to be at the right wing Washington Times and also is an analyst at Fox News and has links to top conservative operatives Columbia Journalism Review is referred to him has been basically a history of bending the truth and distorting facts? You should know that up front if you haven't heard much about Solomon well you may be about to hear a lot more about him in the impeachment hearings Mr Solomon and president trump also the same taste in lawyers Solomon hired Joe Digenova a lawyer that trump tried to hire and like some other politically aggressive lawyers that donald trump favors these days. Agenda Does more than litigate he pushes political agendas. Agenda's goes on Fox News and that's where he dramatically previewed his disturbing material that would come from his now climate. Solomon this was back in March. There are some very disturbing details about it. There are about to come out and reporting by John Solomon and I think once those details come out. I think there's he's going to have to be a full-fledged criminal investigation wow full-fledged sounds like he has the inside scoop on what his own client is writing. That Fox News segment was touting the piece I just mentioned that Oh so understated headline which reads Info Wars Fan fiction. The one about the Ukrainian any a nightmare and the reviving of Appro. Step one. Have your lawyer hype the piece on Handy. Like they're some independent interest in it step to well obviously go on Hannity. The yourself here was John Solomon citing his mysterious Ukrainian sources for then obscure story now the story behind the story a full report investigative reporter the hills. John Solomon is with us. There's a pattern here of hundred Biden being in the countries where the vice president has a foreign policy portfolio folio and somehow mocking awesome. Nice paydays. And they're telling me tonight Sean that they've been trying to get this information to the US Justice Department for more than six months well if there was a US government conspiracy by the Justice Department or State Department. That would sound bad right but of course that lasts six months that would implicate the trump administration degenerate and hannity support trump. Obviously the other thing here is that the top people involve all say what you just heard from Solomon is false. In fact Solomon's angle has been backfiring in two ways one as political propaganda mission to help trump. This has of course now brought trump closer to impeachment than ever to as a conspiracy theory that Ukraine allegation got really big too big and it blew up in Solomon's face sparking investigation that has now publicly shredded. His claims aims you original whistleblower. Complaint says in March Twenty nine thousand nine hundred of these series of articles in the hill quoting several Ukrainian officials and those allegations citing Solomon's work and that's part of what trump in so much hot water. Then there's the trump officials and diplomats who fact check Solomon again. I WANNA be clear. We only know about this because it backfired it because of the pro but now I can tell you. Three different officials who served in the trump administration say when it came to Solomon's Ukraine writing all the key elements were false. I former army officer vitamin another saying Solomon pedals baseless conspiracy theories and other diplomat. George Kent will hear from publicly tomorrow was blasting testing Solomon's fabrications as utter nonsense but that's not just a big rebuttal. Let's testimony from people speaking under oath under the threat of perjury. Legally that obviously carries more weight potentially more legal peril than what you say Sean Hannity Segment.
Making sense of the Brexit confusion
"Turn now to today's top story you'd be fooled into thinking that you k. was in full campaigning mode by this weekend papers depending spending which paper you picked up the Conservative Party was going to promise you the moon or destroy civilization labor either had the beginnings of a pasta victory or already dead and unburied and Nigel farage from the Brexit party isn't going to stand for parliament but he's not going to go away so Vince macaroni. UK correspondent for your news joins me in the studio here to make sense of a rather messy weekend welcome back to the Vincent the the thing that everybody's talking about this weekend is that despite the fact that it is brexit has brought brought us to this general election in the United Kingdom everybody is determined not to be an election about brexit overseas are trying to shift the focus back onto domestic guess used as the feeling in the country too much of the national broadband has been taken up the bandwidth being taken up five brexit for years and years is now and they want to hear the party's plans for other services they want to hear about education any chest police because there is a feeling that after ten years of parity these services are very much at the point of collapse and so I think my understanding is Labor will try very much to in the next two days to get the brexit part of the election done do do that big speech and then try to move on from that and talk about other issues the Denver through interesting of surprise that they actually put brexit in their in their main party slogan last week they are very much thinking that if they hone in on the Brexit message that that could be there rock wall like it was in the two thousands that got them under Charles Kennedy and Nick Clegg up two numbers kind of approaching sixty and if they have a very clear simple message and they will to other policies but if they are the anti brexit party that will give them a huge boost in numbers and along with the SNP it could be those two parties that decide the course of what happens at the end of this election indeed the political world at the moment is shifting to the point where we have how many people now who have left their respective parties to join the Liberal Democrats in order to buy into this this anti brexit ticket we've seen an awful lot of people who would say with Bush sort of Brexit moderates have moved over quite a few figures moved over this weekend as well didn't they yes we had more switches happening but also the big thing as well to watch as the number of resignations that's taking cases is pretty extraordinary you're seeing kind of root out of women in parliament something that Theresa may too low touched to help get in but you're saying on the conservative side of moderate women like Nicky Morgan who currently sits in cabinet it is going Margaret James was a successful businesswoman also algae bt woman she says that the abuse and talk nature parliament's got too much she is going You need likes Angora Justine greening you're seeing real kind of carve out long Ken Clarke as well of the kind of the the Severo file centrist camera night position in the party just suddenly being kind of removing themselves from it one of the key voices in that was dominic grieve is a former attorney general here in the United Kingdom them kicked out of the Conservative Party voting against Boris Johnson a now making a very strong point which suddenly places a British election or other international personal life is called for the publication of a report on Russian meddling in the democratic process in the UK to be published before the general election. Boris Johnson has said no it Trumpian echoes it it does embarrassed I mean the the problem is you know report tells you what went wrong it doesn't help you set up the procedures you need to change and protect for tech something for future so whilst it would be handy to know I mean I think all of the parties will be taking you know improve security measures to make sure that they're not oh getting hacked as we've seen other elections being where you know the DNC and the US was hacked but yeah there is a question mark about social media we know that twitter has decided it won't Muskrats I mean that wasn't a massive issue here I think in in the UK you know the numbers on twitter actually quite small when you step outside of Westminster bubble it's not it's not the whole population but yeah we all uh-huh very curious to see what it is that is happening on facebook because the problem is that you or I are not seeing the APPS that certain people James and Scunthorpe and Tom in Wales and and Julie Danas brightness saying because of this micro targeting that is going on in that still hasn't been cleared up it would be interesting to know especially with the kind of talk now the pressure being put on facebook iceberg and other countries in Europe having blocks facebook from running class I think Arlen and France with the two in recent elections that have blocked whether the UK should've said until this this problem is cleared up we do this but at the moment all the polls looking so tight and I think all the parties will be worried by the poll numbers at the weekend especially going towards possibly hung parliaments parliament's that they're all keeping mum on their social media activties thing that was raised this weekend was the the Joe Promise it Boris Johnson in had given been given the gave rather diner dej then stay in the European Union post the thirty first of all I'm currently unite currently sitting in London were still part of the European Union check my calendar country disappointed around the country expressing the defections Liberal Democrats there was he gave even into yesterday for the first guy and the interviewer asked him if he was if he would apologize for effectively breaking a fundamental promises miss that he had repeated and repeated and repeated and this is what he said this study I do I do and I'm deeply deeply deeply disappointed and I had to consider sorry yes absolutely right then do we consider that to be an apology or is this is someone who's sort of off off record half acknowledging the problem I think as far as half ignoring the problem and I think this might come into the four of this election Boris Johnson have a line for decades that his personal life private life is personal and he's not going to discuss it and he's not someone who stands on election and preaches family values I use but when it comes to this issue of trust and the scrutiny of someone's personal life that is fair game in a general election when you're trying to become the Alito country his election the Tories was only around one hundred forty thousand in the end his electric this time is millions and millions of people and they have a right to know the character the person that is leading country I think Boris Johnson is going to struggle struggled in that interview particularly the sort of talk to sort of he had to four times say he wasn't he was asked four times about ruling out to this Scottish referendum for independence and he wouldn't do that because he knows he might have packed with the SNP and then later on clarified obsessions Shinzo did rule out because the interview was very it was very boris trying to office gate trying to dither and trying to get away from things I think he's going to face in the coming weeks some pretty harsh questions about his almosty his relationship with truth the people that he has misled recently a court found her majesty the Queen and the way that he's conducted his personal life we're in different world though now and not many people actually care about such things it would in the old days have hats it's on quickly booted out of number ten you say that then of support for Johnson but I'm not I'm not saying that the conduct itself is what will turn people off I think it is putting a question mark above his head that he may not be someone to trust and the way he is treated family and friends uh-huh means that believing what he's saying is very hard and when he's giving interviews like that one yesterday to say for Ridge on sky in which he seems very evasive I don't think about will help is 'cause neither will Nigel farage who the leader of the brexit party and someone who keeps appearing on television screens an awful lot despite the fact that he isn't actually a member of parliament is and nor does he intend to be an an MP this timer I mean first of all a very curious decision he'd he'd obviously looked at the polling and brexit party had dipped down over the weekend in the polls he's someone who's previously run for parliament seven times and been rejected five elections to buy collections and being an MVP There is a lot less scrutiny than being an MP but an MBA in this country means that you have to declare your finances you you had to declare your interest you will say are accountable to constituents I mean I I for one cannot envision Nigel farage running Friday constituency surgeries and trying to help other people people have problems Nigel Farraj is probably a broadcaster these days first and foremost as well as a kind of media figure and I think it's very interesting how can you I'm I'm an send the latest say they're going to release their sort of six hundred fifty candidates they're gonNA run up and down the country they have given Boris Johnson is two weeks window to drop his deal and then they could form an alliance Donald Donald Trump is once again over the weekend probably frogs etchings toll bars you know do deal with this Guy Nigel but for Nigel how can you say that you're launching a national national domestic policy and not want to be the leader of it in the House of Commons how can you how can you be doing that how come the public you you seriously as a political force when you yourself are doing it and I think they did sweep the MVP elections earlier in the year I went to one of their events in the candidates some optic strong one referring to Africa as a country rather than the continent on stage not being corrected not correcting herself and I think the scrutiny that comes by being an MP is far more the running for an Emmy Pena's country and the caliber of the candidates might not be as strong they might not be as well vetted and I think think that some of them will be sort of par local hustings did some macaroni from urine you thank you very much indeed for journeys monocle twenty
Our Super AvGeek Week
"And welcome to episode sixty six of ask talk. I am passionate here as always with Jason Rabinowitz and we've got a good one this week. This is a really good show. I mean it might possibly be one of the most exciting at least for US episodes of the podcast we've ever done now. We obviously haven't recorded yet so we can't quite vouch that. It's going to be good as we think it's going to be but I think it's going to be as good as we think it's going to be. Portions of this episode have been prerecorded and reformatted to fit your ears exactly so here's the format of the episode. We did some things in the past couple of weeks. We're going to definitely talk about those. We've got some special guests coming up by won't ruin it quite yet. Ian Left his house I did. I left my house twice in one week. I didn't even I didn't only leave my house twice choice in one week. I went to a different state twice in one week. You went to three state. Why I left the state but yeah yeah we'll get to that a little bit later on the show because we've got some some real special stuff coming up but in the meantime news waits for no podcast her and that's right so who it has also been an incredibly busy week on that front and I think we should just dive right in with what happened in in Miami with the American Airlines mechanic in that he was arrested for sabotage yeah yeah you shouldn't do that so so if you're you're not aware if you're not from the United States or or hard to imagine you don't keep a close eye in the industry if you are listening to this podcast but American and its its mechanics union aircraft mechanic union have been going at it quite hard for the past few months over contract renegotiations uh-huh and it has not been subtle the leader of Americans mechanics union has not so subtly called for blood and and unfortunately when most people is see this kind of rhetoric. Can they negotiate a tactic. They brush it off. There's always that few percent of if people who take it to heart and do really really really really stupid things and unfortunately this stupid thing happened to be a the American Airlines mechanic at Miami International decided. I really don't like the way the negotiations are going. They've hurt me economically in some way. I'm going into sabotage plane to get overtime to fix the plane I sabotage in not only did he do that but he went about doing it in a very stupid easy to catch way and and there is a a very large investigation into how this happened why it happened why he would do it and I hope he sees many many years of prison time yeah. It's so what happened was is he sprayed or I don't know the exact method of the foam delivery but foam ended up covering a piece of the navigation system that corrupted the ability of the system to function properly. The pilots began their taxi Acsi out on the tax that they never even made it to the runway. This was a pilot or taxing for departure and something's very wrong with the navigation system so they turned around and went back to the gate other mechanics opened up the plane and said bulled that's not supposed to be there and things kind of went from there as as far as the investigation beginning thankfully the other mechanics didn't keep to themselves and keep it in the family they contacted the authorities and corporate security in Mia Miami police and they tracked down very easily who did this. I read the FBI complaint and the employees who sabotage aircraft had a very pronounced the limp and they were able to find video of going to the aircraft that he wasn't ever supposed to touch he typically never left the hanger but in this instance he actually went out to the gate and tampered with the aircraft left and they were able to trace it all back to him and he just outright admitted it all which is I guess good mix prosecution easier but I guess the saving grace of this is that the aircraft work the way it was supposed to it detected an issue at as in described that he disconnected a cable or some sort of air sensor and physically sabotaged it putting Styrofoam in gluing it in the unbelievable that he would leave so much physical evidence behind but the aircraft sense that there was something wrong long and it returned to Gates but there have definitely been cases in the past were not having the proper airspeed data has indeed caused fatal accidents. It's several incidents with Boeing other manufacturer aircrafts and thankfully the aircraft in this instance did what it was supposed to do. Identified the issue and they went back to the gate right but his intention was not to harm the aircraft of the passengers but very easily could have whether his intention was to or not to do so right exactly. It doesn't matter what his intentions were matters. What could have happened and I asked around you know is this was a serious surfing obviously but was this something that that could have easily led to an accident and the answer. I got was not conclusive mostly because we don't know exactly clearly kind of what he did. It wasn't them thankfully. I guess Kinda broadcast hide but like you said I mean there's always the possibility buddy when we're talking about aircrafts that any issue could compound itself especially once the aircraft's in the air and thankfully the American Airlines mechanic seed has thrown own this employee under the bus and completely condoned his behavior that could have gone the other way. The union could have defended him or who knows what but it was good to see them very quickly. Put out a release saying this guy sucks. He doesn't speak for us. We obviously never condone tempering with an aircraft. I don't think that's actually with with the release said that would be some refreshing honesty not a direct credit anyone but at the same time I feel like his actions were directly influenced by the rhetoric coming from the Union. There's that one video from a couple of months ago where the head of union literally calls for blood and declares war on their own airline so if that wasn't unsettling enough this this really shines a bad light on the union unfortunately on American as well because this just can't happen. It should never happen. It is terrible for passengers used to see this on the news and think oh their mechanics on rogue and they're back to be sabotaging your craft. It's just a one off case but man. That's a battle yeah it shall we switched is to a much happier story involving what involving a pilot who just wanted to go on vacation see there are bad employees like be be mechanic down at. Miami and there aren't good employees and this may be easyjet pilot for Manchester Yeah. This may be a bit of a self serving. Good deed read hot air. No no absolutely not it was self serving but it was also kind of amazing and apparently this has happened before but this is quite amazing in that. I'm an easy jet pilot was was ready to depart Manchester. I'd go down to vacation. I think in Spain was it yeah I'll I'll contact yeah yeah him and his family and unfortunately unfortunately one of the two pilots for his flight that he was a passenger on did not show up whether they were operational issues or crew scheduling this was the Monday following the Sunday Sunday French air traffic control issues. I think that French had radar issues and so a lot of easyjet flights got cancelled and and the ones that did run ended up you you know how the Easyjet operates a lot of flights where they go out in back or they go one two three and then they're supposed to end up at three but they were only able to get to two and so they their operations were a little out of sync the following morning yes so this pilot rather than leading the fight be cancelled and vacations ruined. He said screw it. I'll fly the plane. I got pilot's license. I got my ID. What's fire this thing up in get down to Spain yeah. That's got to be one of those things where you can't tell. It's a joke at first. If you're a passenger there was a woman who recorded video of him making the announcement about what was happening and I guess is is this guy serious. Is this actually happening and for the plane high Bill. I don't have a uniform but I'll be flying your plane today basically what he said Yeah. I mean let people know the pilot. Wasn't you know the the captain was able to make the flight and then all of a sudden. He's he's in a perfect position to fly down there so they went. I think one of the articles I saw the airport ops had called the headquarters and said hey we won't operate this flight with with the off duty pilots and I said Okay we'll call you back in about thirty seconds later. They called back and say go get the flight out. Just go just go who cares what he's wearing. Yeah it's a lot of e U two six four compensation that they will not have to pay the bills willing to operate a flight on his precious vacation die that thought about that you competition will never even occurred to me but yeah I guess I guess that that was some quick math that they did. Whatever we have to pay you it's far less than we would have spent the passengers singers so the reincarnation of the fourth or fifth version of the wild brand this week. Maybe we sort of yeah really a this is ludicrous. Did you watch the press conference. I couldn't get through the whole thing it was it was to Joseph Heller esque. I think it was also very trumpian and a lot of ways where she look. Let's back up a few steps. Assure bio meets yeah so there's a is an investment for a woman. I don't really know if she is an investment firm what but but she is very much of the opinion that wow air is a brand worth salvaging and salvaging now while come back now so they sank like eighty six million dollars which is half of the amount due or something along those lines but they think a lot of money into buying the how the remnants of wow air air and apparently they want to relaunch service between Iceland and Washington Dulles next month this coming October with the two unidentified aircraft. I guess they have them in mind. Along with dedicated cargo freighters they have two that are ready to go to to bring they're beautiful fish and delicious water out of Iceland as she kept saying what they're beautiful flight attendants majestic skies and the whole thing is I don't know anyone that thinks wow Ariza brand word saving came and went so quickly in spectacular fashion stranded a lot of people and brought Icelandair to the brink of financial ruin by its back. I guess maybe kind of I think this is going to fall into the category of Kabila. Leave it. When I see it type thing the yeah the whole idea bringing back wow I get it was a a very easy easy brand to understand. I mean wow the planes are per bowl. You've got you fly to Iceland and you fly back and forth. I get that that proposition is very easy. This seems to be taking that ease of recognisability and turning it into this weird hybrid hybrid like the cargo thing why not just start cargo flights. I don't understand how that's a wild thing I don't know and the whole thing of of wow is supposed to be an ultra low cost carrier. That's what they were. That's what SORTA worked for them but at the same time she's talking about. We want to have a a lounge Catholic for all our passengers. We don't charge for water and we want to have Michelin starred Chefs Lady. That's not how ultra low cost carriers work. You have to pay for all those things so you can make money. Unfortunately our didn't make enough money. Even being ultra low cost a bottom barrel pay for everything. I don't know if she's ever operated braided airline in the past. I don't believe so but an airline cannot on the one hand the ultra low cost and at the same time have lounges for everyone and give you free Ramillo's on a five hour transatlantic redeye from Washington to Iceland it just none of that bath checks out but it sounds like a recipe for a very very nice ace airline that will operate for one week yes so. I don't like to throw them. Throw them away so quickly but do not book a flight on this airline. Let's start offering offering it because I don't understand how they could turn around to start offering flights this October so damn quickly. It doesn't make sense. I don't do that unless it's so cheap you can just throw the forty bucks fairway not care. I mean if I'm going to get a trip to Iceland free water. 'cause I mean okay but the water is delicious and Michelle Starr meal and do wait a minute. Wait a minute. I just figured it out. The whole cargo think they're gonNa make you carry the cargo in your hands into the seat. Aren't that's a nice value add proposition. That's you're going to have to hold the fish yeah. That's going to be so cheap so we can't eat the fish we have. Have you just have to hold fit. You are the cargo carrier. Oh well yeah the whole thing. Is it reeks of like eastern nine or something like that just but I don't really know. We got to see this week but that lead story for later in the episode yeah so yeah while coming back second apparently very quickly. I don't buy it. I don't see the need for its but shore speaking of airlines which are a little confusing confusing and usually on our radar we continue to question whether Norwegian will exist in the medium term future yeah or even short turn this short term future yeah. They are having worse financial issues than than usual usual. They've really a bunch of external factors of really hit Norwegian hard for when they started long operations. Boeing was late delivering the seven eight seven which was unfortunate fortunate so they started operations with their craft from anyone who had them and then the Trent went thousands broke and so they had to wet leased aircraft from anyone that could have than the seven three. Max grounded so they had to wet leased aircraft from anyone who they could find sensing a pattern here. I'm getting the pattern here and so speaking of wet lease just a few of the current wet lease operations operating on behalf of Norwegian a euro-atlantic seven six seven the high flight eight hundred eighty a high flame three forty develop a
Joe Biden, Trump And President discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Joe is not playing with a full deck. He made that comment. I said well. I thought that was on television. I joist joe biden dot wang with a full deck. This is not somebody you can have as your president off but if you've got the nomination i'd be thrilled was extremely warm. Present united states fully capitalizing on a gaffe by democratic front far joe biden. What trump says was biden speaking last night at a forum hosted by asian and latin x activists.
"trumpian" Discussed on KGO 810
"She's more limber than I would have guessed. Birthday march. And I think she's sweet on you. All right. So I just had a conversation with a couple of friends the other day. We absolutely love the ridesharing services. The lift the Uber, and it's just it's just terrific. But like many tech giants before him the reputation exceeds their cash flow to discuss that in a couple of other over lift related issues. Jeremy Bowman joins us Jerry's with the motley fool. Hello, jeremy. How are you? I'm sorry. Do we have an issue with Jeremy? Is issue is why why was I kept on hold while the elderly women stripped for your news guy is an issue yet. Jeremy, hey, how are you? Good. How you doing terrific? So lift with the big IPO, very very impressive, but what sort of financial shape or too big ride sharing companies in. Right. Well, you know, they're losing a lot of money, you know, lift in their most recent court. The headline numbers was one point one billion dollar lots. But Trumpian Trumpian in its. Right. Right. Maybe maybe lift will be in the White House. IPO in restricted stock units options and things like that. So I think there the judgments it was about two hundred million dollars still uh, you know, your pay out over a year. And you're still about about a billion. Well, I don't have any idea what I'm talking about owning this. But here's the reason I ignore that those kind of headlines lift lost a billion dollars or whatever. I remember when year after year, I heard about how Amazon still hasn't ever turned a profit and people gonna laugh like what a stupid idea Amazon is and then pretty soon, it's the most valuable company in the entire world. So you know, what gives there? You said that because I think, you know, in a show coming, you know, before it's IPO it's been trying to pitch it self as the next Amazon. I think there's a difference there between because you know, Amazon was investing in in warehouses and sort of making physical investments to help expand its network. You know, these companies are spending a lot of money on on driver and rider incentives marketing things like, you know, that don't have a clear long-term payoff. So. Something's gotta give between the, you know, the driver protests and the strikes we just saw yesterday and between losing billions of dollars. Hoover lost three billion last year. These companies are going to have to raise prices at some point. Well, that that that's changed. The dynamic no doubt about I I wonder how much do you want to speculate about how much Jeremy or do not have any idea? I mean, you know with lip for example. I get I get these emails. Whatever, you know, ten percent off your next five rides. You know, every week, it seems so I think, you know, I think they're going to have to start scaling back on those. So, you know, at least, you know, maybe ten or twenty percent. Over the. Say next year to no I'd heard that Uber obviously into I think most people have caught onto that they deliver food from area restaurants. And stuff like that. Are they trying to become kind of like an Amazon for whatever needs a car? Another growth business, if they have, you know, also very competitive, though. Dill grub and door dash and post mates and a whole bunch of different guys on. They also have Uber frayed, which is a logistics business. You know, connecting sort of chuckers with you know, people who need shipping. So, you know, in these companies they've invested in scooters, and, you know, e- by I think, I think the way they see it. You know, they're they're trying to disrupt out walking, you know, or the way they see it. Everything sort of a market for transportation. But I think they're growth is starting to slow, you know, lifts guidance was was a little concerning. I mean, they they their sales double last year. Now, they they see that slowing to you know, something like forty percent of the second half of the year. So. Unless they can convince people to give up their cars. I kind of wonder what the the long-term businesses here. Jeremy Bowman writes for the motley fool about consumer goods, the big picture and whatever else crosses radar screen. Jeremy, hey, we appreciate the insights very much. Thanks. Good to talk to you. Thanks. I do remember specifically people joking about Amazon course, it's never made a diamond profit which may have joined in. After year. Yeah. As they were putting everything back into building the thing basis wasn't the richest man in the world ubiquitous. Yeah. Well, sometimes in businesses are constantly losing money. Go out of business. They not always a leading indicator of future success, and or the robber barons who own them or Botham are merely draining the cash from them into their personal finances and let it with her and die on the vine magin that. Any HR is gonna come down on us for having. You know, we kind of encourage Gladys strip for Marshall on his birthday. Co-workers strip for males. We asked her if she wanted to she said he has tirelessly but dynamic sign a couple of release forms. We hear supervisor really between Marshall and her. You'd have to ask them. She's part of the musicians union, obviously harpists local for thirty two. So I imagine if there's an issue,.
"trumpian" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio
"Thank not looking to do that. We're not looking to do that. Thank you very much. But it does make it brings a lot more people to the water when you don't do it. It brings a lot more people to the we are not looking to do it. But President Obama had the low we changed the law, and I think the pressure accurately report. But of course, they won't. Thank you over. Here the Wrangler back there people. The president keeps answering question. These are the same people will say the president hasn't held a press conference for X number days or weeks that was kind of a mini press conference. Then. Saying is. Any Trumpian style understand that, but but there are they getting this kind of thing was an issue under Obama this idea that now, and you saw a lot of this in the gleeful reporting unusual outlets cable news, and so forth last night with Nielsen getting bumped out some of these others, the secret service guy and so forth, especially Nielsen she's going to live with the shame of ripping children from their mother's arms and the children in cages thing. Because people assume it's like a kennel. I mean, you've seen pictures there, and you can find on the internet and pictures where there were these holding areas with sort of a chain link thing, whatever kind of fencing those are the cages quote unquote BS when people died during Nielsen's leadership. Well, people also dying under Obama's deal. I mean, it's it's it's horrible unfortunate. So a lot of different aspects of the story. But this idea that somehow, well, you know, it should just be something else or Trump. A racist because he's trying to secure the border or earlier we played a clip where the current thing is the N word that that's Nazi. It's just not easy. I mean, there's a full into everything. Unbelievable. Then the times they are changing Bob Dylan. Would famously sing better than that that I just did right there. Hey detectors are dropping quickly after springtime came and it felt like summer now. Now, we're going the other direction you may say good time to get with Farrell's fireside and use the fireplace a little bit more. And of course, anytime of the year. It's great San Diego all the different options. The ones that don't throw.
"trumpian" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Who's the Trumpian of European leaders with the rise of right wing politics. In Europe, we often hear comparisons to US politics. Like Viktor Orban is Donald Trump of Hungary or marine Le Pen is the Donald Trump of France this next comparison is possibly the most apt. We're talking about a leader who even has a son in his political orbit known as junior the prime minister of the Czech Republic. Andre Bobby he's visiting the White House today. Mary Thomson Jones is one of the top American diplomats in Prague for three years. She sees a number of other similarities between Trump and Bobby. He's a fascinating person. And there's some really interesting comparisons. With President Trump. He is a billionaire in fact, most estimates put him as being wealthier than President Trump with asset somewhere between three point five three point seven billion dollars. He's a newcomer to check politics, which is not. All that unusual. Some people would characterize him as a populist leftist. Another political issue that Bobby shares in common with President Trump is his stance on migrants. European Union has struggled with migration issues, and although the Czech Republic has not accepted very many migrants. And is certainly not seen a lot of Muslims. Both Bob ish and the President Bush Zimmerman have won elections based on attacking the idea of non checks coming in. How did he make his money? He made it through a firm called Agrofert. He used a lot of loans from the European Union. According to allegations, he did not do this legally and the European Union is continuing to investigate him. However, Czech voters seem to love him. And it has not hurt him at all in political polls. What has hurt him more is the fact that the country is divided and he's had to manage through a very dicey. Coalition government. You alluded to this earlier, but the similarities between Bob ish. And Donald Trump uncanny Bobby she's also gotten caught up in a corruption scandal what's that about? Well, this goes back to his firm Agrofert and his receiving loans over the years from the European Union. Misusing the money using it for his own personal gain. He has an establishment just outside of Prague, which he's used as a conference center. It's called Stork's nest and has not reported a lot of the income that has been derived through the conference center and check law has struggled in the Czech judiciary have struggled with how to handle this. How to prosecute and the European Union now is looking into it. So now Andre babushkas visiting the US in part to commemorate thirty years since the velvet revolution kind of ironic a revolution being celebrated by man who cut from Donald Trump cloth. And we should also say was allegedly spying for the communist regime back in the day. Right up to the velvet revolution. What do you make of his visit? Why is he coming? Well, I agree. It's really a stark contrast in nineteen ninety former president Vladislav hovel came to the United States and was the first democratically elected president to come to the United States, and he addressed a joint session of congress. Dear Mr Speaker. Mr president. He talked a lot about the velocity of change. I was just looking at his speech the other night. My advisers advised me to speak on this important occasion. In check. I don't know why. Your couldn't be starker contrast between the ideals that fought slop hobble stood for and I must say he really riveted the American Congress with with his speech. Now, I remember here we are thirty years later, and we're looking at an entirely different kind of politician the generational change. That's taken place in the Czech Republic. Is noteworthy and unfortunately, the values that hovel was so eloquent in describing seem not to have taken hold. I think one way to look at Bob issues. Visit is sort of AAC frosting on the cake a sense of reward for a country that supported President Trump Miller Simone on the president of the Czech Republic was actually the only leader of a European Union member country to support President Trump. So it's a way of underscoring to political bedfellows and also underscoring longstanding relationship. Ship Mary you've spoken about some of the warriors in the Czech Republic about Andre bothers the prime minister, the corruption some of the other problems that have also been mass protests against the prime minister and the president despite bothers his popularity. Are we looking at another, Hungary or Poland here where where do you see the Czech Republic? Heading the protests have been very interesting again, there's a lot in common with the Trump administration. Switching to the president militias. He's often called Europe's Trumpy assed president because of his war against the media. At one point. He was waving around a Kalashnikov rifle saying that analysts should be liquidated, and he's got a sort of an ongoing battle with journalists. I think bothered by contrast is a little more savvy a little smoother, he's multi-lingual. He seems less extreme than Simone Simons talked about having a check version of Brexit. A check said and tapping into. A vein of euroscepticism. That's always run pretty deep in the Czech Republic. Mary Thompson Jones was the US Charlotte affair and acting US ambassador to the Czech Republic. Thank you very much. Good to speak with you. Well, thank you, very, much pleasure. Just ahead. We rewind to the Czech Republic velvet revolution thirty years ago. And Lou Reed's velvet.
"trumpian" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Spicer is now a correspondent for extra the syndicated entertainment show. No, this is not a joke. The former White House press secretary has already interviewed the secretary of state. Welcome to extra and he got his take on a very important topic. His Oscars pick gosh, I love. We're guessing that bohemian rhapsody might be the favorite pick of another Trump insider as well. Spicy to the red carpet this year, putting his Trumpian spin on everything my focus is on events agenda. We'll draw comparisons between the movie the favorites and the Trumpian court with Steve Bannon, Jared Kushner, Duke it out for the president's affection. Getting a little fun. He says he wants this to be bipartisan. Maybe he sees Alexandria Cossio Cortes as a star is born. When he sees Christian bale who just played Vice President Cheney vice and is up for best actor does he think vice President Mike Pence. Of course, the red carpet moment, we're all waiting for Spicer interviewing d'appel ganger who played him on Saturday live fastback nominee Melissa McCarthy. Spicy. Sometimes we can disagree.
"trumpian" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"How did you take to the the show stopper portion of the speech? That's getting all the attention. That was something less than a show stopper in the chamber ineffective. All that standing between us peace and prosperity. Are these continued partisan investigations of the president? Well, that was Trumpian. And to clearly I think he is increasingly worried as well he should be about where the the special counsel's investigation is going, and what is going to be coming down the pike that could implicate people very close to him if not him himself. And that's why I think he uses every opportunity to denigrate the investigation that is underway. But clearly we need to be able to have these investigations move forward while at the same time take care of our domestic needs and challenges as well as the international challenges. But Donald Trump continues to be consumed by what is affecting and threatening him personally. Which is why he continues to focus on the investigations, my colleagues want to jump in here. But one more from me, and it's about optics and housekeeping, and that is we saw director Hass ball and deny coats more than one occasion tonight, applauding something in the speech. Is that something you did? Would you make a game? Time decision on whatever it was you were applauding or did you choose like the joint chiefs like members of the court to not applaud at all? Well, the director and the director of national intelligence, we're not members of the cabinet during the Obama administration. So we didn't attend the state of the union address. But I looked to the joint chiefs of staff all of those generals, and admirals that were there who remain stoic when there any type of policy pronouncements made by the president. And I think that if the intelligence chiefs are going to be in that forum that they should basically do same tractor ethnic coal while as I agree that the line about everything standing between prosperity has to do with these partisan investigations was the most galling thing, the president said, but equally galling was the response from Republicans in the chamber. They clapped some of them stood. So while I think you've reassured us about the sanctity and the caliber Robert Muller's. Work. What you think happens with that investigation? If you've got basically, a political hack as acting AG right now that could try to stymie Muller's work. You've got everyone that stood and clapped when Donald Trump said all that standing between us in peace and prosperity or those partisan investigations, you could take a picture of all those faces. You know, what side they'll be on? If the rubber hits the road with Muller where are we as a country in terms of ever doing anything about what Muller fines in terms of potential conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia and and ever finding out about it. If that investigation and that evidence exists. Well, I think that's one of the most disappointing aspects of what we have seen over less. Two years is how the Republican members of congress many of them who I worked with and no and even respected have stooped to such a level two of craven politics. That's support Donald Trump and his continued trampling of our democratic institutions institutions of government, and they have just kowtowed to him. And I think history will show that they have been complicit and what Donald Trump has been involved in. They have not stood up and knows that have stood up. I think that unfortunately, they have have left the halls of congress. But at some point, I'm very much hoping that they are going to come to their senses and realize that Mr. Trump's again demagoguery as well as his continued denigration of our democratic system and institutions needs to come to a halt man who has never held back with us. We appreciate you taking our questions this night of the state of the union..
"trumpian" Discussed on AM Joy
"Politicians race is the is the original sin to quote, Condoleeza Rice of this country born in slavery. So how do voters process all of that if north? What his case he's trying to make a good governor that he's a progressive governor. And he should be allowed to hang on. Because the history of the countries that have been a lot of raises politicians in both parties. Joy, it goes back to a word I've used over and over and over again, and that's moral authority there. I mean, sure you try to do the right thing and push through good policies. But if people don't feel you have the Marla authority to even hold the office that you have how much good works. Will you be able to do the Democratic Party of president Lyndon Johnson is completely different than the Democratic Party of today and the Democratic Party of Lyndon Johnson? As Republicans are always, you know, they love pointing out the fact that it was Democrats who were the ones who were standing in the way of civil rights legislation and were the racist segregationists of time. But that was fifty years ago. The party has changed the cu-. Country has changed and governor north them is the governor of state that figures prominently figured prominently in the confederacy and slavery. He's a party that has the most diverse. The most diverse candidates running for the presidential nomination problem in this country's history. He ran a campaign for governor against Republican Republican challenger who was once believed to be a mainstream traditional Republican who instead ran a Trumpian racial dog whistle campaign..
"trumpian" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"And get twenty percents off the left is going absolutely nuts over Howard Schultz. Now, you ask yourself who would go nuts over Howard Schultz. Like, why Howard Schultz is not exactly a person who lights up the world with his sparkle and pizazz? Howard Schultz is a former Starbucks CEO who is in most ways extraordinarily born. There's not a lot of excitement to him. But he's driving people nuts. Why? Well, because he doesn't fit the mold of what Democrats want white people say he's not spending all of his time doing the intersection -ality. America's divided by race. Everything is terrible routine. He's talking about how America is a land of opportunity. He talks about his own story. He grew up very poor in Brooklyn, New York, and then worked his way up to be the head of an eighty four billion dollar corporation. And also, he doesn't really believe that Democrats. Socialism is gonna pay off for them. Here is Howard Schultz today talking about how moving toward socialism, not released mart idea. If the Democrats are proposing anything close to a seventy percent level of income tax. How many core Democrats are going to be supportive of a move towards socialism? Not very many, President Trump will get reelected. Okay. That's you know, that's not gonna make Democrats extraordinarily happy. They think that they can be as radical as they want to be and people will simply resonate to them. Perhaps the best moment itself has had on the campaign trail so far is him going directly after Elizabeth Warren. He says Elizabeth Lord at one point asked him for campaign cash, and he was like, no, this is such a Trumpian moment Elizabeth Warren series person on taxation the series person. Yes, she she came to see me a few years ago and asked me for a contribution for Senate race to give it to her. I did not why. Wow. I don't believe. What was with Warren is what stands for I don't. I don't believe the country should be heading to socialism. You think she's a socialist? I think she believes in programs that will lead to a level of socialism in America. She's a smart woman. I respect her. This isn't personal. I just don't agree with him. Okay. So pretty classic. How dare he how dare he say that he didn't give money to a woman to Elizabeth well, leftist panicking over this. If you're running inside the democratic primaries here earns three percent of the vote. Maybe right. He's not even charismatic is Michael Bloomberg former New York City mayor, but he's running independent. And so what that means that all of their favorite tactics the tactics, you're rich, white male. Those don't work on people who run as independents, you run runs an independent, and it's pretty much guaranteed that you're probably gonna have to be wealthy. Ross Perot ran the most successful. He ran the most successful independent candidacy of all time. Pretty wealthy guy. You sort of have to sell fun in this world. Now, what's amazing about this is that this is not a guy who just loses charisma and yet look at the level of panic on the part of people in the media, just insane Nicole Wallace on MSNBC losing her ever loving mind over the very idea that Howard Schultz would run navy's win the election of President Trump. Well, guys, if you're secure enough in your candidate. Why are you worried about this boring guy, people are terrified and people are terrified that you one of the most visible Trump critics are now behind when they feel I could take away the Democrats best chance of toppling Donald Trump. Voting. The election is to. It's so scary. She's talking to Steve Schmidt whose part of Howard Howard Schultz is Tim. He's already hired a couple of heavy hitters. You hired a guy named Bill Burton from the Obama team. He's hired Steve Schmidt from McCain team to create the sort of bipartisan feel folks on the left. They're very scared. They're so scared that he might throw the election to Donald Trump, Stephen Colbert who legitimately give up comedy is a career while ago. I don't know why he did it seemed like at one point he was comedy. But he's decided that he's more into sorta the after dinner lecture now. So I mean, this is serious comedy happening right here on CBS. Here's Stephen Colbert. Trying to explain that. Howard Schultz is annoying. Stephen Colbert, calling other people annoying. All right. It's move against a lot of people are lining up to challenge. Trump like former Starbucks CEO and oldest high school student at glamor shots. Howard Schultz silts is considering running for president as a centrist independent, which is the politically correct term for most of noxious guy at the dinner party. I think most Americans just want to find a middle ground between David and not baby cages. Baby handcuffs. He is so terrible at his job. My goodness. Even call berry. There's some sort of poultry Dyson Samantha b took over his body. It's while this does demonstrate I mean, Kobe himself demonstrates why centrist candidate could you? Well, most Americans don't believe most Americans don't believe that the battle between Democrats and Republicans battle between baby cages, and no baby. Cages, remember, the baby cages started under Barack Obama. If you want to call them baby cages, but Stephen Colbert because he believes that this is a battle between darkness and light the light and wonder of the Democratic Party and the darkness and e Ville. All of the Republican party. He can't imagine anyone who believes in centrism. Once he live in the psychologists universe where the Republicans are the root of all evil, and thus not necessarily every democratic policy is inherently good. You can't even imagine that. There might be somebody out there who holds positions different than you. In fact, the fact that wants to run as a non democrat is evidence par excellence that he's a bad man is if you're a good man, you'd be a democrat sort of amazing this earlier this week we had on the show again in Noah Rothman, Noah is an author over commentary magazine is a very good book called unjust about the social Justice campaign. And why it completely undermines the basic premise of the United States and Noah has just been ripped up and down by the media. Now, it is worthwhile saying he's a commentator on MSNBC. He is one of the most genteel Republicans, and certainly one of those even-handed Republicans on national television. It doesn't matter. He's being excoriated as a white supremacist for saying that intersection is a net negative for the United States. He's being ripped as a Nazi the level of tolerance on the part of so many people in the media is just it's it's near zero it's near zero and it's radically dishonest and radically terrible. But. Guess that? Again, if you see every battle as not a battle of competing ideas or battle of competing perspectives. But if you see every battle is a battle between good and evil, then anybody who says, they want to be a centrist is I guess not really centrist. They're on the side of evil. You're either with us or against us L. Listen, there's an issue in American life where there is no central ground. Like, I think it is fair to say that abortion birth. Not a lot of central ground there either. Okay. With killing babies, you're not okay with not much in between there. But with that said most issues in America, there's a wide spectrum of opinion where you lie on any given question. But Democrats can't accept that for them. It's either their way or no way. So if you disagree with them on anything at all or if you imply or suggest that their program is too extreme, well, then you're a bad person. And that that's the that's what reeks from Democrats about Howard Schultz. They actually think that now this liberal fifteen years ago twenty years ago Howard Schultz had been a main line democrat, it mainline democrat now he's being excised from the Democratic Party and by running as an independent they're now treating him as a pariah. He's a bad person. Now, they've unforeseen him. It's amazing how quickly the media will. In person, you if you happen to disagree with policy. You're no longer even a person worthy of the basic level of respect, Jon Favreau. Who is one of the members of the pods of America rose, he came out. And he said that that this guy even run as a third party candidate means he's he's doing a an awful thing. These two people Mike Bloomberg on very different ends of the spectrum are both thinking. Yeah, we could both around the democratic primary, and we'll just see if anyone likes ideas Howard Schultz thinks that he doesn't have to do that that he gets to just run on his own as an independent and do it that way, even if it means hurting the democratic candidate, helping relook Trump, and that's that's just an awful thing to do. He does get to run. However, he wants and just because he disagrees with you doesn't mean he's done. Something effing awful. It's truly amazing truly amazing. But this level of intolerance extends across the board. Among a lot of Democrats these days, and it's really ugly. It's ugly stuff and Howard Schultz being targeted with it is just evidence. They will go after anyone they will go after anyone. It's it's unbelievable. The level of intolerance, by the way, extensive in further than that. There's an article by David French today in national review about anti-christian bigotry. It's a pretty amazing story is pretty amazing story. Here's the story. He says earlier this month manual Christian school in Virginia landed squarely in the cultural crosshairs when Karen pens by President Mike Pence. His wife took a part time job teaching arts to elementary school students who believe in Christian school is a church ministry. We talked about the story a media frenzy feeding frenzy followed with progressive pundits across the land condemning pens alleged bigotry, a hashtag hashtag exposed Christian schools popped up on Twitter leading New York Times reported to openly call for people to come forward and discuss their Christian school experiences. And this week is amazing. This week a local private academy called the Sheridan school decided to prohibit its sports teams from playing games at Emmanuel Christian school. You can't play sports games with these with these kids or not responsible policies, by the way, because they happen to be Christian kids, and this will happens to be Christian. I'm gonna tell you the rest of the story in just a second is full bat bleep insane. Get to that in just a second. I do you ever feel like you need a Cup of coffee like when you hear these stories are just like, oh my.
"trumpian" Discussed on WCPT 820
"We've been talking about this for awhile now, Stephanie is you know, the idea is continuously be battered by Donald Trump tennis ball machine. The idea is to grab the Dennis ball machine and turn it around and fire it back, Donald Trump. And that's what I think the democratic candidates need to do. I think they need to seize the initiative, I think they need to take an adult position that doesn't necessarily mean being a wimp, but it also means not playing Donald Trump's name calling Twitter constantly in our faces kinda game means go after him on the variety of ways, we can go after him, but without necessarily taking on that ridiculous kind of behavior that damage to the United States. Well, you know, the other thing I was going to say is you're right. And I think good examples yesterday or camera Harris and aiming closure who are tough as nails, man. But you know, but not in a way not a net that kind of horrible nasty name calling Trumpian. Away publishers that Minnesota nice man, but she are bar up yesterday race. Oh, yeah. Yeah. They were great examples of what I'm talking about. Go back to that that that clip of video that we've been seeing a lot lately, which is Hillary Clinton in that debate saying that Donald Trump a puppet of Donald Trump has to, you know, roll back on his heels until freak out. Oh my God. No puppet. No puppet. And that's how you get them. Yeah. I mean, how you got him to lash out and embarrass himself. Yeah. Right. Except except you raise a really great point. Hillary was warned us about everything was right about everything is, you know, camera. Our camera Harris clovinger whoever runs going to face the same sexism and misogyny that Clinton did because that's certainly was a was a huge part of what happened in two thousand sixteen. Don't you think? Well, yeah. Yeah. And I think. We're going to see more of that this time around, and you know, what we're talking about an immensely vulnerable, Donald Trump. Now, we're talking about Donald Trump who who won't have the benefit of the doubt of so many Republicans who thought oh, yeah. Well, he's elected he'll become presidential. It'll be more respect. Yeah. I think on the sexism. Because I know because you're pieces about the democratic primary. I mean, it is interesting all these Bernie stories coming out about the misogyny in his campaign, and I can tell you me or Rachel Maddow, or Joan Walsh, joy reader or any female, Hillary supporter can tell you about the misogyny of Bernie supporters, unfortunately, during the, you know, the primary so I just think that's one element. You know? And I feel like some of the female candidates. You're already seeing that against right. Yeah. Well, I people should check. Bernie Sanders garbage as it goes out today. Make sure there's no Gillette razors in there. You make a larger point though, about the in general the entire world watching this election the question, whether Trump isn't will suffer an extinction level event or whether it's now woven into the fabric of how we do politics here. And you said, no pressure. It'll be up to the twenty twenty Democrats to pull us back from the ledge the world is watching. Let's not screw this up. And I would say let's not continue doing Russia's work because they're still in our elections, and they will be because of course, Trump and the Republicans aren't going to do anything because they're complicit right? Yeah. Yeah. I mean here we go again into another election where basically the stakes could not be possibly higher. I mean, we're looking at whether I mean, if Donald Trump gets reelected that's gonna fully metastasized vis Trumpism into American politics. And that's the nightmare scenario is that even though Donald Trump goes away, his style of politics will linger and go on and on and on. And I tell you a certain extent it already has. And that's why it's so important. I think for the Democrats to completely a shoe and reject Trump style of politics, not try to compete with it. Not try to be. You know, I agree and CHU to is the word of the day is to from. One thing I wanted to mention to real quick. And and I don't know Rachel is listening, Rachel, Maddow. But if I'm sure. I would love to get clarification on something that Chuck Schumer said last night hundred. Yes. Constantine Kalinic may have been the Trump Tower meeting. In the middle of a bit of a monologue on the Rachel Maddow show last night. And I thought I was hearing things, and I have heard it, and I'm not sure if he made a mistake, or if he lets slip something that he shouldn't have let slip interesting. Yeah. We didn't know up until now that there was a possibility big concentrating Kalinic was at the Trump Tower beating who could have been a mistake. But we don't know. Yeah. Wow. Wow. Wow. I will try I will try to squeeze it out of chairman, Adam Schiff later. All right. Thank you. Bob. Thank you. All right. Bye. Now. See you next week fifty one.
"trumpian" Discussed on The Andrew Klavan Show
"They were in an administration that had convinced itself. It was God's gift to America. It was sent from. Even to move this country to the laugh to move this country into globalization to move this country into the place where the elites could run it. And the people would just get kind of every now, and again, we sort of hear from them that they wouldn't bother anybody. They they thought they were sent the you'll buy heaven to guide this country on the Obama path. And suddenly this bowling ball of Donald Trump comes rolling down the alley at them. And they thought oh my gosh. We have to rush to the barricades to protect America from the voice of the people. That's basically what it was. If you want to hear this is the key paragraph in this New York Times story, if you want to hear the logic here, and why it's so appalling and white so appalling that our press, but, you know, a former newspaper like the New York Times would have so forgotten what it means to be a newspaper that they would let these unelected bureaucrats in power take on an elected official like this without any without any real motive. Here's what they they say. Mr. Trump is an amazing paragraph. Mr. Trump had caught the attention of FBI counter intelligence agencies when he called on Russia during the campaign news conference in July two thousand sixteen. To hack into the emails of his opponent. Hillary Clinton is the first part of the paragraph. Let's stop right there. The first of all the Trump remark was clearly a Trumpian. You know, what what would you call it? He was trolling them who's trolling them? But there was no possibility of the Russians hacking in to Hillary Clinton's emails because she had already destroyed her server. Remember, the thirty thousand thirty three thousand emails that vanished. 'cause she was pouring bleach bid on her server hammering the phones with the hammers until set you. But they were just about yoga. Does emails were just about yoga guy just gonna hammer at and Partha platelets just about yoga just like Tamar hammer, you know, that's what he was talking about. And what he was saying, hey, you know, the Russians got him great let the Russians bring him forward. But this was looked upon. You know, it was one of those things with a scandal of what Hillary Clinton had done with so bad. And so obvious to everybody that they had to create a scandal by being shocked. Oh, so shocked that that Donald Trump called upon the Russians to quote. Unquote into Hillary Clinton's emails, there was nothing into his all destroy je ditched it all which Komi helped her cover up helped her get away with. Okay. That's the first thing. Second thing Hiller. Mr. Trump had refused to criticise Russia on the campaign trail, pray praising President Vladimir Putin. Now think about this from at the FBI was alerted their counter. This is the first part of this paragraph FBI counter intelligence agents, right? The Trump caught the attention of FBI counter intelligence agents when he refused to criticise Russia on the campaign trail praising Vladimir Putin. Think about this from it Trump as he repeatedly said said, it would be a good thing. If me Putin could get along, and that was his repeated line, he said it over and over again that was his farm policy that was his foreign policy was going to be be good. If we could make amends with Russia. I didn't agree with that. I think Putin's a gangster. I don't think he can get along with them. But the president has the right to make farm policy. This is in article to the constitution. The supreme court has again, and again called a plenary is a plenary right, which means a complete right to go and talk to the leaders of other countries. And arrange you'll deals and men negotiate with them is a complete plenary right to do this. What businesses of the FBI what his policy is? How does that come under their their, you You know? know their power. How does that come under the FBI's power?.
"trumpian" Discussed on KGO 810
"Four one five eight hundred eighty eight ten eight zero eight zero eight one zero minority leader Senator Chuck Schumer is saying right now that they had the meeting at the White House and Trump quote walked out of the meeting. Trump walked out of the meeting. He wants this government shutdown. He loves it. This is awesome. This awesome sauce shot the government. We're gonna save billions except you're not because every single time. There's a government shutdown. We end up paying back pay to the government workers with interest. That's what happens it's wrong. It's bad. We never be in this place. And I really suspect. Are we gonna do you want to carry? I mean, they're talking right now. I don't know what exactly what is saying. But he said he will veto. Any Bill that doesn't include wall funds? He walked out when speaker Pelosi said, no to funding the wall. Wow. That is what is happening right now in DC. This is going to be a along partial government shutdown. I feel absolutely horrible for the workers the contractors who are out of work. And I'm telling you, I think a lot of this is in classic Trumpian fashion. Aim an attempt to distract the news yesterday that Paul Manafort. Paul Manafort in documents, his attorneys filed with the court, and by the way, I've taught attorneys how to have clean documents that lack the meta data. You know, when you use a word document, and you edit it or a PDF document yet, it retains what you deleted, you do know that there are ways of fixing that apparently manafort's attorneys did not and it came out. The Manafort was colluding with the Russians. So while President Trump. Well, the the Democrats are speaking right now, they do not look happy. They look very upset. This is not a partisan something. This is a policy difference. I believe that Steny Hoyer saying that right now in the last meeting every time we have a policy difference shutting down the government is the wrong thing to do. That is a belief Steny Hoyer saying that right now staking hostage to accomplish hurting people in the process, it's cetera. Yeah. That's Representative Steny Hoyer democratic majority leader in the house right now. I'm just telling you Paul Manafort he's caught in a conspiracy with the Russians. We were talking to attorney David Katz a little bit earlier like this is terrible for President Trump. He.
"trumpian" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio
"We're gonna talk about Chinese with the Val the at the dark side of the moon, but the far side of the moon landing talked about that a little bit yesterday. Why that matters, and what it means for American space exploration jobs and everything else. So we'll talk to L who still holds the record for the deepest deep space. Walk. In history. He's got out of the command module, their command module pilot Apollo fifteen. He was out there doing a spacewalk two hundred some thousand miles away from earth and that record still stands, and he has photos and I've seen that at any rate. And after the bottom of the hour ten thirty five Steve Moore official. Economists will join us at eleven o five of these job numbers today. Make the Trumpian the the Trump Trump Trump is tweet. Look kinda reasonable. I mean, it was even for him. It was full of bravado today wasn't it the one where he's talking about impeachment, which is the same. Now, Nancy Pelosi's house of representatives. But it's. He basically said every the Larsen the Larsen version of this with Trump said was that he he's really a swell guy. And how dare they impeach him. That's really what they're going after because hey, look at the economy and all of a sudden the job numbers come on. He says a little bit ago. Great jobs numbers just announced all caps. But before that, this is the one today's how do you impeach your president who is one perhaps the greatest election of all time done? Nothing wrong parenthesis, no collusion with Russia. And it was the dams that colluded comma had the most successful first two years of any president, and is the most popular Republican in party history is three percent. And then the job numbers came out after that. It's like see, but even for him that was just a tab over the top. But the numbers in the the job numbers are pretty darn positive on about every front. So Steve Moore is gonna be here to join us. Get a little bit Kate open, Shane author divider and chief joins us in just a second. I do have to say this in the interest of full disclosure because we do live out our lives on the radio and. Just it's it's a weird week for a lot of reasons that I won't explain on the air. But. I did share the other day that that for some reason over the last month or so I've been occasionally leaving the house without zipping up my fly, and that's I find out like when I get to the studio. And it's like, oh, well, that's a problem. So then you start retracing, you wonder how was I was overdoing TV this morning about okay, you're males at whatever. But when I did do today in the absent minded department, if you have a Keurig coffee maker one was curry pod thing. He's. So the become a creature habit. Okay. So I had the holiday blend whatever blend ahead there. And they're in the same place in the cupboard or so I think at o dark thirty six whatever it was five thirty this morning. And I go in there where the coffee pods always are. And I put them into the Kerry coffeemaker make the coffee thought this is really bland holiday leftover holiday blend. It must have been a bad day. Whatever then I realized that the stuff in the cupboard it moved around. So what I really brewed was one of those big rinse pods the one I don't know if they have toxins in it or not. But they're the ones that that flush the system now, it's still looked like coffee. It just tastes like dishwater. So now, I know anything weird happens reader on the shoulder day, you'll know that I'm kind of in the control group, and we'll see what that what that means as we move forward together. Kate open chain joins us author a divider in chief. Hello, kate. Happy new year to you. That was a great lead in Mark. Thank you very much. I've never brewed rinse pot of Kerry coffee before. Well, there's no coffee, and that's the thing. There was coffee left somewhere in the system. I guess this out. A little thanks for sharing about leaving the house in the way that you've been leaving my. Yeah. That's what I don't think. I've done that. When we've been up for Reagan ranch things. But you never know because we're friends I don't think so I don't think so but keep an eye on that. So what do we make of the new all women all the time? House of representatives. I when they're going through the whole thing we carried Pelosi speech yesterday to her credit. She knew our breaks worse as you wrapped up right before commercial break in the secondary yesterday. But a lot of talk about well, what Democrats tend to do. It's like we have the first this. And here's the what do we have the first bisexual woman, who's a member of congress, y'all all these different people groups who did not take an oath on. And then we had the one the one new Representative who's I can't even report what she said. In fact. I think the gals are often quite a start with the congresswoman, I don't know how you name tally. Thai Leib who talking about her, son? Yeah. Yeah. I love that. She said baby baby. I just want you to know bullies don't win. We're gonna we're gonna impeach the mother blinker other. Talk to my kids that way, but maybe some people do, but that that's gotten a lot of pushback. And then, of course, are our favorites or okay, whatever, you're always Andrea. Jack up the tax rate. Eight percent. Person. Hello, welcome lady. And she said, she compares herself to Lincoln and FDR. She's not even thirty five yet. Right. And that what she wants to run for president to and you got to dwell constitutionally she'll have to wait a little bit out bring it on that would be so much fun. But this twenty at the seventy percent rate and drudge says something about it being eighty two percent for the richest New Yorkers deserve a. Yeah. That's actually, that's true. Right. As New Yorkers. Yeah. I think it's I think it's something, you know, the the the mother blanket statement by the new congresswoman tally on has really got Nancy Pelosi and all of her folks who are supposedly walking in lockstep with her majesty. They have got that's got them freaking out because this, you know, supposedly they endorse when being these free thinkers, but she stepped out of line, and they are coming crashing down on her. So I'm guessing that they'll pull her back in line and everybody will. Be doing the Pelosi speak from here on out. But we'll say going on is that the marines. And of course, we have plenty here at Camp Pendleton, MCAS Miramar, and so forth Marine Corps. Recruit depot, whatever here's ABC story today for the first time in its history. Now, we knew this was coming the Marine Corps will begin integrating female and male platoons during boot camp, so. Gonna be really interesting is that to work since you're a woman, and I've not allowed in today's society to y'all know how that's gonna work. I think we've all been to college. And we've all lived in close quarters. Well, not we've all been the college. A lot of us Minna college. We've been close quarters with the members of the opposite sex and we've seen how that plays out. So I think we all know how can work. What does this ruling that about transgenders that it traumas policy is just got upheld by the DC court of appeals? I think that transgenders in the military that one. Yes, yes. It said in some instances, it's okay to ban transgenders. I wanna I would like to know. I mean, it's it's considered display this four. Yeah. Is that what it's called? Are you describe mental condition where you have significant issues with the gender to which you were born you don't identify and I'm not going to debate. Whether this can be right now. I don't know if that's the case. Now, if you actually think that you are not supposed to be the gender what you were assigned at birth. There could be. I'm sort of mental welders, obviously is a process not to get. I guess case-by-case. All I know is that sometimes there another thing. I've shared on the show because I live in California if I'm driving to L A in this happened again three or four months ago. I usually stop at a Starbucks up there in oceanside, and there's there's two restrooms there and somebody was I think camping out in the men's room for about three or four days, and I really had to use the the facilities. And so I decided wait a minute. There's the women's nobody's in there. I'm going in. So I came on. There's like three women waiting, and they said, wait a minute. I did too. What is that do use yours? But it is not okay for you. You can use the wait a minute. Wait, wait, wait the line. You guys are in and out. No big deal. But for us. It's a lot more complicated way. Did you just I I was tidy. I didn't miss it. Did you just say Kay been chained that it's okay for you to use the guy's restaurant? But not for the guy how twisted and women or listening right now agree with me and care pretty much because you see our use the air freshener. I did a little by. Oh my gosh. That's even worse. Oh my God. Let's not talk about this anymore. I don't like this conversation. But but I would say there were three three women waiting, and they looked at me like what is wrong with you. I said, hey in California. I might identify that way right now you said, yeah. I said my bladder is actually. But now my gosh. Well, my point that I'm trying to make people who cannot serve in the military because they take medicine for depression, which to me is slightly slightly ridiculous. It should be a case-by-case basis. Then I don't understand why people who suffer from this for you. I'm probably getting name. Wrong. So sorry, but I'll feel that out. But it seems to me that that is a mental illness or condition. I don't know. What's politically? Correct name. You wanna call it? But that it is a serious medical mental health condition that in many cases should preclude your service, and you can find it Kate open chain dot com. Suspend your mail there. If you have any differences. Go ahead and do that. So in terms of the do you think there's a back to the house of representatives led by Pelosi, and she is not exactly the freshest of fresh new faces. But she looks great for her age. I mean good for her. Well, it's a different philosophy. Protect us there. But it looks pretty good now. So is that Texas, I'm just observing? So there are a lot of Democrats who aren't real keen on her being the speaker. They went along with it, even a Cossio Cortez. Did she got booed which vote for Pelosi? So this little sweetness and light within the democrat party side that that's not gonna last long. There's forty New Democrats seats there and minor standing is thirty those are Democrats who won in in a little more GOP heavier GOP leaning districts. They like the forty-ninth year where Mike Levin is now being there. So there's there's every two years at election. So thirty of the forty New Democrats are in difficult spots where they may not want to go with Nancy and company on the far left issues. So. Have already violated their campaign promise that they would not support Nancy Pelosi for speaker. And they you know, there's a lot of pretzel making about how they are going to justify that. But and this congresswoman tallied who is saying we need to impeach him. Is articulating maybe not in the manner that these others would. But getting the sentiment of a lot of them. Don't try to put us in line because we're already we've already made these promises that we're going to stand up to democrat leadership. We're going to stand up to Donald Trump and basically Pelosi because she's politically astute enough to know that impeachment would be disastrous. She is trying to rein them in. And they made these promises, you know, just sort of like what happened when the tea party candidates were elected. They made these promises and got elected as renegades. And now they're going to have they're coming face to face with the establishment that is Washington DC, and they're being told. Yeah, we know how you got elected. But now you have to leave that at the door. So it's gonna be really interesting to see if these folks have the guts to stand up to the democrat leadership because we know that the Democrats are much better at keeping their people in line because Republicans will fall apart at the first sign of this discord or the poll numbers show, something then, you know, you've already got two Republican senators who have paved on the wall funding on the shutdown. Democrats have traditionally been much better and Pelosi is a master at keeping her people in line. So this I think is going to be super interesting. The it will certainly be that Kate open chain Auberge dot com author of divider and chief which was written during the Obama era. But hey, it's still a great field.
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