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House approves additional Postal Service funding while Trump threatens veto
"Controlled US House of Representatives has approved an emergency bill, which will inject $25 billion into the postal Service and prevent any operational changes. Democrats are concerned that the Trump administration may try to disenfranchise millions of Americans who choose to vote by mail in November's presidential election, But the bill is unlikely to make it through the Republican controlled Senate. As Steve Herman, the White House bureau chief for Voice of America, told the BBC. This legislation is marked return to sender by the Senate majority leader. The Republicans control the Senate. And while they will get some votes from Republicans if this were to come to the floor in the Senate, there are vulnerable Republican senators who are hearing ah lot of complaints from their constituents, especially in rural areas. There's just not enough votes as a stand alone bill as it is, and the president, of course, is also threatening to veto it. Secret
"white house bureau" Discussed on KOMO
"Washington post White House bureau chief Philip Rucker talked about that with como's bill o'neill you know Philip obviously there's a certain bipartisanship in this fight against cove in nineteen but the stakes are very real for the president based upon a success or failure here right I mean they they are the stakes for our country it you know we obviously want your lives to be lost hi background I respect our political stakes for the president as well if it gets re election in November this year and and the coronavirus is really redefining French president V. M. and whether he is able to protect Americans from a public health standpoint but also whether it's able to shore up the economy and protect people from the devastation that seems to be occurring economically both are going to be on the ballot and will probably determine whether you effect we've not heard the president specifically I don't think so he's the best person for the job that that he would say that if he was asked what when does this become a real campaign issue for him you know it's already a campaign issue for him but it can come with the campaign that is far hold obviously the candidates are not doing any sort of traditional campaigning we want any rally because of the imperative for social distancing bye bye gio by even though the likely democratic nominee is talking a lot about corona virus and and being highly critical of the president contact and his leadership during the pandemic and and making them a few days sure his campaign by then of course pitching himself as someone who would be a more trustworthy and competent and stable leader and and trump knows to get the ball playing out in the context of a campaign here and with American thinking about whether they are satisfied with the recording if we go back to the idea of this is a bipartisan fight in a lot of ways does that mean that Joe Biden kinda has to walk a fine line as he campaigns on this issue in particular are you know he he wants to be a short box or overly politicized a moment of magic period for a lot of Americans many people are out of work or or being you know wish being underpaid if your work in a restaurant for example you're thinking about all my goodness I'm not gonna have any tips or wages for the next several weeks perhaps the next several months thank you very frightening thing for many people in the country thank you bye and I think it's being careful not to get overly politicized attacks were tacked on to match market make it look like he's too opportunistic all right in this moment that being that this is a campaign year all the credit and always thinking about his political posturing and is on Alexion chanted and acting to be top of mind I think going forward this White House bureau chief Philip Rucker read more online at washingtonpost dot com then the report there with como's bill o'neill the corona virus pandemic struck Israel during a time of political transition in the middle of a general election Israel's prime minister is facing growing accusations of using the corona virus crisis to cement his hold on power undermining democracy Benjamin Netanya in reach the opposition and civil rights groups after he allowed his fellow Likud lawmaker to temporarily close the parliament citing health concerns for days speaker Yuli Edelstein had violated procedures refusing to hold votes requested by the majority on bills to oust Netanyahu due to his indictment and replace adults teens position the Supreme Court is expected to weigh in Giordana Miller ABC news Jerusalem and just ahead of our money update.
"white house bureau" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"I don't know it. It's not clear that Mark Meadows. It's going to be able to do anything to to resolve this crisis that that Mick Mulvaney couldn't do meadows it's not at an expert in infectious diseases or or or public health crises. That's something that You know they have Mike Pence in charge of the vice president and and of course all of the experts in various scientific in health departments and most people who studied White House chiefs of staff have have sort of marked the erosion since the beginning of the trump administration in the in the in the power of that role. Do you think that changes under meadows? Do you think he'll sort of resurrect the role a little bit or is it? Is that job what it is? I think that trajectory continues you had in previous and John Kelly the first two chiefs of staff figures who tried to some degree to be guardrails against the president to try to steer his course of action to prevent the president from following through on his reckless and dangerous impulses. And then you had in Mick Mulvaney and enabler a chief of staff saw his job much more is trying to answer the president with a. Yes to follow the president's orders do what the president wanted done not get in the way not say no as often as Kelly and previous did and I suspect meadows. It's probably going to be more into Mulvaney mold than previous and Kelly mold. Yeah one of the things that That trump in meadows having communist in two thousand twelve meadows made a comment about sending Obama back to Kenya. He subsequently said there's no racist bone in his body but he got associated with the birther moment. I'd like to point out from time to time. Phil. I don't know if you've been around when I've said that I'm actually from Kenya. So that's a topic close to my heart. Good to see my friend Phil Writer. Is the White House Bureau chief for The Washington Post? Thank you for your reporting tonight. Much more to come tonight including that the highest hardest glass ceiling still remains firmly in place. Stay.
Trump survives impeachment: US president cleared of both charges
"That all of this is done what happens now for the trump presidency. I mean for the rest of his term. How're you expecting it to be different than and it might have been well in a way? This is like a turbo charge for president trump because he survived this gauntlet this impeachment proceeding without without having to be removed from office. And therefore he's waking up feeling emboldened and empowered and feels a conviction that everything he does is right. He is at the strongest point politically today that he's been in some time. The Gallup poll has his approval rating at forty percent which is sending shivers through the Spines of Democrats Crafts Around the country there are good feelings in the country about the economy which continues to home along to report to you tonight that our economy is the best I it has ever been. He had a pretty powerful economic message in a state of the Union. Even though a lot of it was exaggerated and he made claims that are not true. Jobs are booming. Income Poverty is plummeting. Crime is falling confidences surging. It was a selling argument. It for reelection and our country is thriving and highly respected again and so we can expect I think the president into continue to to sound teams into seek retaliation against all of those. He felt have wronged him in. It's impeachment process with this acquittal. How is that likely to change the office of the Presidency broadly? It's a good question because the evidence about trump's activity in Ukraine is. There's no dispute dispute about what he did. The evidence is clear the testimony was clear. Trump himself has admitted on camera that he wanted the Ukrainian government to do an investigation into his political political opponent and in fact he called on the Chinese government to do the same so what he did is clear what happened is the Republicans in the Senate made a political calculation about out not removing him from office for it that what he did doesn't amount to an impeachable offense and I spent some time in the last days interviewing historians and they said this is a major watershed moment in our nation's history because the way the founders set up our government setup. Our Constitution was to punish and remove presidents. Who who do exactly what? Donald Trump has been proven to have done with Ukraine. This is a system of checks and balances and what's happened is the legislative branch under Republican. Look in control in the Senate is no longer holding the president accountable they're becoming an instrument to propel his power and perpetuate his power and that's concerning to historians it's concerning to legal experts and it certainly would set a precedent. I would imagine for future presidents who will say look if trump got away with this I can get away with it too and it is just an expansion of that sort of executive power which is troubling to those who study the framers and the Constitution. Do you think I mean with a different president. You know ten years twenty years from now our future executive branches likely to think back to this moment and say I can do this. It's okay I'm not going to get in trouble. You know. They they could and we may not even have to look to future presidents for that. President trump has another ten months seven months in office. He may have another four years beyond that and there's no telling what he might try to do going forward because he's escaped accountability this time in the Russia investigation. You know the Muller Team documented did all of these examples for really proven examples where the president sought to obstruct justice but did not charge him or indict him because he's a sitting president narrow justice assists department guidelines about that. Well the very next day after Robert Mueller testified in Congress about this trump picked up the phone and called the Ukrainian president asking for the favor the political favors so he the conclusion he drew from the Muller Investigation and his lack of any legal punishment in that regard was that he can get away with with what he wants to do. He's the president if he does it so be it and the Republicans in on Capitol Hill or are there to support and protect him. So can you talk us through. How the president's President's own lawyers argued that the Senate basically doesn't have the power to to check the president one of the most striking moments in the president's defense came when one of his lawyers? Alan Dershowitz a noted criminal lawyer you've seen him on. TV for years Came to the floor of the Senate and advanced an argument that a lot of legal experts that said was dubious every public official that I know believes that his election is in the public interest. And mostly right your elections in the public interest. He said if the president does something that will help his reelection therefore is in the best interest of the country and if if a president does something which he believes will help him get elected in the public interest. He cannot be held or rather be impeached for for that action that cannot be the kind of quid pro. Quo that results in impeachment. And so that's a blanket. Excuse use for the president to do what he did with Ukraine but obviously anything else that the president deems to be in the interest of his reelection that is an argument that Dershowitz had to kind of walk back a little bit In in some comments he made the next day and he got a lot of heat from legal scholars who said that's just a completely baloney argument argument with no constitutional grounding but it is indicative. I think of how President Trump himself views his power and views his authority as the president and commander-in-chief founder and chief. Did we see a lot of senators latching onto that argument. A few did Actually the Republican senators of course but a few parroted the Dershowitz line came as a way of defending the president and saying basically he's president he can do whatever he wants for his reelection because getting him reelected is in the best interest of our country. What about the way that? The impeachment trial played out in the Senate. The fact that there were no new documents that there were no witnesses is that likely also to set. Its own kind of precedent for or the way that impeachment is handled in the future. Certainly we've only had an impeachment trial three times in our history and so there's not really a blueprint door protocol. Offer how to go about doing this. And and the Senate leaders along with the chief justice of the Supreme Court to kind of change and adapt the rules as they went along to figure out how this would work mark and the Democrats say this was a complete sham. Trial that Mitch. McConnell designed it from the get-go to move quickly to get to a very fast acquittal to turn the page to save trump into move on with the legislative business not to delve into the details. Not To really scrutinize the evidence. The most surprising thing I think watching the Sahlin fold the last few weeks that John Bolton came forward publicly or at least in the manuscript of his book which leaked out through the media with new information right. He's a first first hand witness to what the president wanted done and Ukraine. He offered to testify before the Senate or at least indicated he would if if asked. Here's somebody who could have come forward to provide a new to account that would have provided new evidence to this case and there was no interest among the Republican majority in the Senate to hear what he had to say. I don't believe the testimony is necessary. The house else managers have a burden of proof a burden of proof to prove their case they had fallen woefully short. We now have allegations from Mr Bolton. I think they would have more credibility if the allegations came from someone else. There is no new information in my opinion based on what John Bolton has known but today in an effort to generate interest in a book have selectively released. Information that that to me doesn't go beyond what we've seen in the seventeen witnesses who've already testify only two. Republican senators voted to allow witnesses. Mitt Romney and and Susan Collins of Maine came to what extent is the Senate giving up the power that they have to oversee the president of provide any kind of check on the president. Give us a sense of the power that's been given up with the smooth you know they've they've been giving up power to this president for three years now in in part because Republicans threat the party live in fear of him. He has such an intensity of support within the Republican base and approval rating among Republicans of eighty to ninety percent and he follows these things very closely and vows to retaliate and shows that he can punish people if they betray him across him. Just ask former Senator Jeff Flake or former senator Bob corker. So there's that fear factor in the Senate and and what they've done to adapt to that is is not to stand up to him not to ever say he's wrong and in turn. They're getting some of their agenda through right. They're getting tax cuts passed. They're getting a lot of conservative. Justices installed hold onto the federal judiciary. They feel like Mitch. McConnell certainly feels like this is an opportunity to advance the conservative agenda but they just need to placate eight trump and played a trump and keep him calm but in so doing they're giving up their power of accountability. And it's certainly not the way that the framers and the founders imagined Dr our system of government working in Democracy Phil Rocker is the White House. Bureau chief for the Post. His new book written with Carol Lennox is called a very stateful genius. Donald J trump's testing of America. It's out in stores now.
"white house bureau" Discussed on Post Reports
"Since the president was acquitted? What have we been hearing from him? you know. He is a president entirely unshackled. In unleashed Phil Rucker. Is the White House Bureau chief for the Post we've all been through a lot together and We probably deserve that hand for all of us. Because it's been a very unfair situation invited. Did he held forth in the stream of the White House. which is one of the most regal settings of American power in our history and unleashed what amounted to a festivus estimates of grievances? Had I not fired James Comey who was a disaster by the way it's possible I wouldn't wouldn't even be standing here right now. We caught them in the act. He attacked Nancy. Pelosi and suggested Nancy Pelosi is a horrible person. She doesn't pray when she said. Aw I pray for the President I pray for the price of Pelosi in fact is a devout Catholic Jamais pray but you press for the opposite but I doubt she prays at all. He attacked Mitt Romney. And then you have some that used religion and suggested he faith as a crutch in explaining his decision to convict the president. I never he used before. But you know it's a failed presidential candidate so things can happen when you fail so badly running for President Romney in fact act has been a leader a bishop in his church and is one of the most faithful men or women in public service in our country we I went through Russia Russia Russia Russia. It was all bullshit. We then went through the Muller report he went on though he laid out his grievances about the FBI officials about the witch hunt saying he had done nothing wrong. The only thing that was wrong with his family for having to go through this ordeal we've been going through this now for for over three years. He called the Democrats evil. It was evil it was corrupt it was dirty cups. It was leakers and liars for having tried to hold him accountable for his actions in Ukraine. A phony rotten deal by some very evil in sick people. It was a remarkable display and I think an indication of now that the president has escaped accountability for these actions in the impeachment proceedings. Key sees himself as a way. Ah The line. He's going to do and say whatever pleases on his March to reelection.
"white house bureau" Discussed on Post Reports
"Last Friday soon after Salamis Death Iran began to make threats against the the. US they vowed to take severe revenge. And how did the president respond not calmly. He's responded with a lot of tweets. A lot of all CAP APP tweets that's full recor- or White House Bureau chief at The Washington Post Phil says that ever since so LEMANI staff. The president's tweets have become increasingly recently hostile. He had a tweet over the weekend where he said the. US has the biggest strongest. The best military the world and I will not hesitate to send some of that new acquitted Iran's way if they were to retaliate and then president trump also talked about retaliating specifically in the form of targeting Iranian in cultural sites. Yet this was a significant threat from president trump. He said that America the the US military has targeted fifty two locations in Iran including a number of sites of cultural and historical importance to Iran as a country. You know attacking a cultural site like that is a violation of international law. That is a war crime and trump's threat alarmed a lot of Democrats as well as Republican lawmakers over the weekend here in Washington but trump doubled down on it. He was asked about this aboard Air Force One Sunday night as he was flying home from his vacation in Florida and he said that he would consider cultural sites he said and I quote. They're allowed to kill our people. They're allowed to torture and maim our people. They're allowed to use roadside bombs and blow up our people and we're not allowed to touch their cultural site. It doesn't work that way. Though I I would point out that historically we haven't used Iranian actions during conflict as our bar for what we should not be able to do. No we haven't and we've also always You know followed in international law. There's a Geneva Convention or try to You know attacking cultural site like this is a war crime and and and it's just an example. I think trump reacting day to day to this situation with Iran without any regard for conventions or policy or norms or even international law. He feels like he's the president of the United States to commander in chief and he can do whatever He pleases at any at any given moment and along those is lines one other tweet that I wanNA point out is the one that he made about. Basically saying he doesn't need to give Congress and advance notice or go to Congress to be able to take take action against Iran and flouting basically the war powers. Act what what was that tweet about. And what was the response to that. That tweet was stunning running. Because he was basically making a mockery of of his obligation to advise Congress of any of any war action and he was responding to complaints from a number of Democrats including House Speaker. Nancy Pelosi and Senate leader Chuck Schumer over the weekend that he had authorized destroying strike on the Iranian general without having notified Congress and so he was preemptively notifying congress of any future strikes against Iran and by saying his comments on twitter. Twitter his postings on twitter should be sufficient notification for Congress so the way that president trump is talking about these things. What what does that say about how he will be navigating this very precarious situation in the coming weeks? First of all. It's it's really extraordinary. That we have a president making a declaration of war or commentary about possible war on twitter On fly sometimes after midnight as was the case. I'm I'm late late Saturday night. we've never seen before and it tells you how much of of the US moves are being driven by the president's whims and fancies east. He is reacting to television news coverage he's reacting to what his friends and allies and advisers and family members had been telling him over the holiday holiday down at mar-a-lago in Florida and he's reacting to a small handful of advisers. The national security staff has been a pretty drained out over the last two years. I it's a very small team advising the president including Mike Pompeo the secretary of State and Robert O'Brien the national security adviser but these decisions are really really being made by the president himself and they're they seem to be rooted in sort of gut instincts about how to get back and react to the latest blow from Iran as opposed to some sort of grand strategy does not seem that there's a broader plan in place at the moment and what is the atmosphere inside the White House and among senior officials with them. Seeing the president responding to these things in this bellicose confrontational fashion. Will as you would expect a Martine. There's there's a a rush to defend the president and back him up. We saw this morning Kellyanne. Conway was out on Fox News and and spoke to a number of reporters in the briefing in room defending the president's actions. The president knows that he was on solid ground constitutionally legally strategically take out one of the world's best known most list bloodthirsty and brutal terrorists. There's not been a ton of engagement from the White House in terms of detailing. The specifics of the intelligence that was considered before for making this decision and some of the other more traditional briefings that were used to having when they're matters of war and peace in this country but there does seem to be a rush to stand behind the president to defend him and to snuff out any questioning of his judgement. So we've seen some critics of the president's basically make the argument that that one of the reasons why president trump chose to take this action against Sulejmani was to distract from this impending ending impeachment trial. That will likely start in the next few weeks. Do you think that's a fair criticism. And and when we talk about President trump using his gut instincts to make these kinds of decisions. Do you feel like that's part of his calculus. You trump thought he was going to be returning to Washington to face An impeachment trial in the Senate that was going to dominate the news. He in December became the third president in history to be impeached by the House of Representatives. And that was certainly going to color his reelection campaign as we entered the New Year in twenty twenty now we're back talking about A national security crisis. He's a wartime commander in chief He has big decisions is to make and it certainly. According to trump advisors and allies is politically advantageous for him to be focusing on protecting Americans fighting terrorism Dealing with these threats outside of our borders as opposed to defending himself against the impeachment.
"white house bureau" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"Missed or in this unprecedented. Era of news, text MSNBC to six eight six six to subscribe. House. Democrats are opening up a new front in their investigations into the president. Donald Trump's tax returns a request to the IRS today came from democratic congressman Richard Neal, chairman of the House Ways and means committee he's asking for the president's personal tax returns as well. As for some of his business entities from two thousand thirteen to two thousand eighteen and he wants it all April tenth that's one week from today. He writes quote consistent with its authority. The committee is considering legislative proposals and conducting oversight related to our federal tax laws including but not limited to the extent to which the IRS audits and enforces the federal tax laws against president the president learned the request earlier this evening. Here's at all. Usually it's ten so I guess they giving up now we're under audit. Despite what people said, and we're working that out as I'm always under ordered it seems but I've been under audit for many years because the the numbers of bacon. I guess when you have a name, you your audited. But until such time as I'm not under ordered. I would not be inclined to do. Thank you. Maybe it's because you're shady during the twentieth. Sixteen campaign candidate Trump refused to release his taxes something other presidential candidates have routinely done. He used that same excuse back. Then. Pay hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes. But but as soon as my routine audits finished a release my returns be very proud to don't tell such time as the auditors finished by the IRS, which is a routine audit. I think but until such time as it's finished I won't be going and releasing because obviously that wouldn't be very good thing to just under I'll release them when they ought it's completed. Well, that's an idea of our friends in the Washington Post Bill Rucker Pulitzer prize winning White House bureau chief and national political reporter Robert Costa who also moderates Washington week on PBS, it's hard to watch those clips now without laughing because during the campaign you thought we'll maybe maybe he will release him. But clearly he will not and this seems like a new indifferent. Move to try to get something that Donald Trump has described as existing beyond his red line. Phil rucker. Yeah. I think that's right, Nicole, it's never ending audit. And it's important to point out, by the way that the president. He keeps saying his tax returns are under audit. But he has not ever provided any evidence of the audit. The IRS, of course, wouldn't comment on individual cases. So we're we're left to sort of guess, what might be going on there. But the move today by House Democrats is a big deal, and it sets up what could potentially be court fight that could take even years the expectation among Democrats that the president and his administration will resist this request will not provide those tax returns than it would compel the Democrats to pursue a court challenge a legal challenge to really try to win this fight. And that's why that letter was so carefully worded cost. I've seventy questions about I want to start with some testimony from Michael Cohen on this very question. Why hasn't the president?.
"white house bureau" Discussed on Post Reports
"A lot has happened over the last week. It was the worst stock market plunge in Christmas Eve history, the secretary of defense made in abrupt exit and the government is partially shut down. And now President Trump is on the surprise visit to Iraq. You know, we knew he wanted to go to a war zone at sometime around the holidays in arid been all sorts of rumors that maybe it would happen this Christmas, but I did not expect this would happen today. And until the news broke Philip Rucker is the White House bureau chief for the post, and he says this is a significant moment for the president. It's a big trip. It's the first time Donald Trump as president has gone to a war zone. And he's waited two years to do it. Remember he on a lot of flack for for not Janas. He's gotten criticism criticized for this. He remember did not serve in the Vietnam war. He he got deferments from that war because of alleged bone Spurs. And he's. Met with troops. He he makes veterans a key part of his political coalition, but he's not actually gone to a war zone, and sort of endured the dangers that are associated with that. Do we know what he's doing there? So after touching down in Iraq and meeting with troops. President Trump talked to reporters there on the ground who are traveling with him. And he defended his decision about Syria. He said he thinks a lot of people are going to come around to his point of view, which is that that is a war America should not be fighting. You know, a lot of Trump's critics say he's America's deserting our allies in Syria that we're going to let the Kurds be defeated their and Trump is saying, no, it's not so bad. It's time for us to get our head on straight pull out of Syria and the rest of the world is going to come around to my point of view. He's accompanied by the way by first lady. Melania Trump, and that is unusual. I ladies usually don't go into zones like this. So she's joined him and Sarah Sanders. The White House press secretary said that the president just wanted to go and extend. Christmas. Greetings to military servicemembers. But why is he going there now? Well, I this comes at a time of tremendous turmoil and upheaval at the Pentagon, not only because of personnel Defense Secretary Jim Mattis resigned last week in being pushed out early by Trump, but also because of the president's decisions both to withdraw all US troops from Syria as well. As a decision that he made to his advisors that he wanted to start drawing down the troop presence in Afghanistan that is America's longest serving war. It's been going for seventeen years. Now, Trump has been a critic of that war and is pulling back troops. Both those decisions are opposed by many members of his national security team are have been widely condemned by the sort of America's national security establishment if it were and drawn criticism from allies including France. And so I think he's trying to reassert personal ownership over the military's mission. Trying as commander in chief. To go into a war zone and take control of the public relations component here. But also, it's notable that he's going to Iraq at a time. When there's a lot that's happening here in DC in the white goodness. I news. Well, he's he's escaping the government shutdown in Washington. That's why he's been holed up at the White House to begin with because the government had a has had a partial shutdown over a stalemate a spending stalemate an inability by Trump in Democrats to find agreement about funding the government into the new year because of Trump's demands for money for his border wall along the border in Mexico. So that's going on there's all sorts of political and legal pressures that the president is facing elsewhere, including the Russia investigation cluding, the Democrats taking over the house on January third, but he's escaping all of that. And and this is a big moment where he reminds us that he is the commander in chief. And and for all the controversies here in Washington, he leads our military. All around the world, and he's with the troops right now. So while President Trump is in Iraq defending his decision to pull out of Syria right now, we still have the shutdown..
"white house bureau" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Aid Walgreens pharmacy or theraworxrelief dot com. Couple of hours ago, the Washington Post up the new piece. The president of the United States ahead of the campaign ahead of the midterm election. And I saw this piece, and it's just one of those things really like my God. Just use the news pages for news rather than your political agenda. Because here's the headline just to give you a sense full Trumpism the president's apocalyptic attacks reaching new level of falsity. All right. So this seems like a piece of opinion writing on the part of the Washington Post. But no, it's it's in their news pages. In fact, has written by Philip Rucker who is the wash the White House bureau chief at the Washington Post. Additionally, he is paid by NBC and MSNBC as a political analyst for them. So remember we've talked about this before the first couple rows of the White House. Press corps are all owned by the cable networks. Because each of these guys if you say you work for the New York Times Washington Post chances are you're also a CNN analyst are also an MSNBC analyst. Right. So that means CNN and MSNBC have disproportionate control over the members of the press corps by virtue of the fact that they pay them for for their analysis and to give them exclusives. And things like this. So. Philip Bruckner writing this piece and just I'll just take it from the top. And as I was going through it. I was like come on the point of the piece is basically attack the president. But never disproved the president's point just hand wave it and say what he said was false. Here's the top Chattanooga. Tennessee is the dateline President Trump is painting an astonishingly apocalyptic vision of America under democratic control in the campaign's final days unleashing a torrent of falsehoods. And portraying his political opponents as desiring crime, squalor and poverty. Well to to check this first paragraph one of the things the president has done is not to say that they desire crime. But that the policies that they want to put into place would create opportunities for that very thing increased poverty, increase taxes increased crime open borders, all of those things are gonna lead to negative effects for the United States. This is what the president says from the stop. But why quote the president he doesn't even bother doing it here going on as voters prepare to render their first verdict on his presidency in Tuesday's midterm elections. Trump is claiming the Democrats won or race the nation's borders and provide sanctuary to drug dealers human, traffickers, an MS thirteen killers. He's warning that they would destroy the economy obliterate Medicare and unleashed a wave of violent crime that endangers families everywhere. And he's alleging that they would transform the United States into Venezuela with socialism Runamuck, Trump has never been hemmed in by fact, fairness or even logic. Okay. Pause. Once again. What does that paragraph? Do mary. It says that Democrats want to raise the nation's worst provides sanctuary to drug dealers human traffickers in MS thirteen Keller's what is the effect of sanctuary? You wind up with Kate Steinle. With sanctuary. You wind up with with people who are allowed in this country who break our lost several times to keep coming back in even after their deported. They go to a place where no one's going to ask any questions, and we'll treat them like a law abiding citizen, and then a lot of them re-offend again because criminals have a pesky things of doing that. Okay. So here let's do rapid-fire with the last few things in this paragraph entire pieces like this some sample. But this is the entire thing the economy, what do what Democrats wanted to to taxes raise them. Bingo. Okay, Medicare, what are the Democrats want to do with Medicare? Expand it to everyone. Okay. They do want to change Medicare dramatically. And then and then the issue of of illegal immigration. What do they want the border open? This is very simple. I don't know why they won't just quote the president. If you want to make the case that he's lying, quote, the guy and then give me a fax at that shows. He is don't just hand wave it and say, oh, he's a big all liar. Unless of course, you have a political agenda if I had known there was going to be a quiz. I would've six fifty one and WML.
"white house bureau" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"Beltway next week one more week out here. In sunny California where it feels like, California following this. Morning the Turkish crisis is the lira, plummeted eleven percent earlier in. The day it's off its, lows but look for it to drop further in the day is there to one. Made another, crazy, speech over the. Weekend someone is finally going to quote before the end of the day someone who's. Going to bring up, Barbara Tuchman is. Wonderful essay purdah Carris alive or dead TR's confrontation with the the madman Rizzoli a few years few hundred years ago I'm joined this morning by Philip Rucker the Washington Post he's the White House bureau chief daily but he's a good guy I love Philip on morning Joe because he, always, looks the way. I feel at six AM in the morning, good morning Philip good morning here you're always looking for the copy and they. Never have, it for you on. Morning Joe I guess they need to get that they need to ask their. Game Gotta get you some some help I've got a Cup I've got a, whole pot when I show up here at three o'clock in the, morning Philip you're going to be the. Representative of the mainstream media today because. I got a question for it There are three hundred eighty four thousand churches roughly in America each one of. Which probably had more. People in it yesterday then did the racist right wing nutters in Washington DC so why, did we spend billions of airtime on forty crazy people who are, not Representative of anything in this country Great question Hugh I mean. Part of it is we were we all remember what happened a year ago Charlottesville and so I think there was Some fear Rightfully that there could have been some sort of interaction between the white nationalist and the counter protesters that Neo Nazi white supremacist rally was expected to have about four hundred people which is a fairly. Sizable, group clearly a fraction of those people even showed up many of them who did, show up wouldn't even reveal their, faces publicly but. It it it ended up being much ado, about nothing but there's nothing wrong with. The media, you know being prepared for for the bigger event as it. Was built the, distortion effect I think is, significant win and I'll use Rick Warren saddleback valley community church got sixteen thousand people on. A weekend forty thousand people on. Its roles the average American spends Sunday golfing watching, Tiger Woods try to win the PGA watching the Indians when a baseball game going to, the beach paying praying for pastor Brunson, in Turkey doing things, like that but yet The television business is built around the prospect of violence, and I think it has a terribly, distorted perfect on our, nation's politics Yeah well. Look that's a fair point I guess I I don't, know what to say about that I don't I I don't make these About how television networks ever news but you know there, were there they were anticipating I think. Of big altercation I'm the path and I think had there been something like that in Los. Angeles right in front of the White, House it would, have been important for the country, is that the media be there to, record it undocumented show what was happening right now the next story. Which is not very, well, developed which will be. Right up your alley. Jim Jordan announced on Twitter. Over the weekend that Bruce. Or formerly he's not number four, Lindsey Graham gets it wrong everyone gets it wrong he was not number four, in the. Department of Justice he was associate deputy. Attorney journal which is an aide to the second ranking official in the department of Justice Sally Yates he has been called to testify August I believe the eighteenth that is potentially very significant because appears to be a go between between Christopher. Steele and the FBI after the bureau had fired. Mr.. Steele, and, he and his wife. Nellie or have, known still for a long time my question. I'm gonna. Ask, Steve Scalise this later The our can the Republicans not screw this up are. They capable. Of not screwing up a hearing Philip That's a good question..
Massive wildfires are scorching California
"News steps up to defend its White House. Bureau colleagues, his payback for Obama era As a member of. The White House. Press, pool FOX stands firmly with CNN on this issue of access. It's coming up after this My from NPR news in Washington I'm Janine Herbst in northern California the. Massive wildfire around reading continues to burn Sonia Hudson from member, station k. q. e., d. visited an evacuation zone for the car fire earlier today I've been driving around in evacuation zone near, reading and in that area the car fires burned entire hillsides landscapes completely blackened ashes flying. Around like snow. Flurries also in that area there's a, lot of homes that. Have been completely burned to the ground by the fire they're. Totally flattened there's lots of melted and twisted metal but the fires burn so randomly one house. On a street could be totally fine and the other could. Be totally burned to the ground and tens. Of thousands have been evacuated many are wondering when they'll be able to go home. Spokesman Chris Harvey says it could be, a while your safety and the safety of the fire in law enforcement cruise is number one and in order to ensure that safety we. Have to. Make sure all the roads continue to be closed and. Open only to law enforce And fire traffic. And that means that you're you're. Not likely to be allowed to go home anytime soon the fire is still only five percent contained jury secretary Steve Mnuchin says the economy. Will continue to see strong growth for the next several years, of you contrary to, many economists and here's Mary Kennedy reports figures released Friday show the economy grew four point one percent in, the second quarter the latest growth rate is the highest one in nearly four years and. On Fox News. Sunday Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said to, expect more of the. Same we can only project a couple of years in the. Future but I think we're well on this path for several years he predicted four or five. Years of sustained three percent growth many economists are sceptical that. Current rates will continue though Federal Reserve officials. Told congress this month that they project GDP growth rates of under three percent next. Year and lower in twenty twenty and, the ongoing trade fight also has the potential to limit growth merit Kennedy NPR news Washington Dave before Zimbabwe holds historic, elections longtime former ruler Robert Mugabe gave a surprise press conference. At his mansion today supporting the opposition and fears ater Peralta. Has more Mugabe's sits on a green office chair in Zibo in the middle of his vast estate he's been here since the military forced him to resign in November and he lets it. Be known that he will not be voting for Emmerson Mnangagwa who staged what, he calls, a, coup, I That means Mugabe the. Man who ran the ruling party for almost four decades will be voting for the opposition Mugabe who violently squash. Dissent says he now hopes that Zimbabweans will be able to. Return to quote constitutionality people he says should be able to. Vote freely and fairly NPR news Herati and you're listening to NPR, news from Washington from news I'm Jeremy Siegel fire crews from across the state continued. To battle the massive, car, fire in. Shasta county the blazes scorched, more than eighty nine thousand acres killed five people and destroyed. More than five hundred buildings officials say the blaze is just five percent contained Danielle Vinton reports meteorologists are warning. Conditions could intensify later this afternoon on Saturday the layer of smoke, over the fire was so thick at shaded the fire from the sun cooling the ground and actually producing the intense and. Unpredictable Fire behavior but at a briefing this morning Alex, Huynh fire meteorologist for the car fire warned that clearer skies today could spell trouble Potential bird Asian Heard more Hoon's worried the fire could become what's known as, plume dominated meaning the power of the fire would be greater than the power of, the winds making it very hard to know how the fire. Will behave fire meteorologist will be monitoring the blaze throughout the day to advise crews as needed. In reading I'm Daniel. Vinton news the car fighter isn't the only wildfire burning. In California, in fact there are seventeen blazes across. The state Cal, fire spokesman Scott McLean says the agencies had to dole out more than a hundred fourteen million dollars on resources in the past month and with fire season coming early this year McLean says he expects those numbers. To rise it's gonna. Be expensive, I mean there's gonna be a significant cost involved just because of the activity we've been. Dealing with as far as these fires I mean like two months early The. Size of the amount of them. There's gonna, be, a big Bill McLean says well the amount of. Money Cal fire spending is large they do..
"white house bureau" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"They've got more important things to worry about. I understand that, but it seems to me in Devon Nunez district. I know that they're good Republicans out there. Good conservatives out there that have seen their Representative has spent his time in congress over the past two years undermining the Federal Bureau investigation attacking their agents undermining the Intel agencies and actually revealing sources and Methodist ISIS to al-qaeda to x. KGB agents to America's worst enemies. Any consequences for Devon Nunez in that. Ace, we'll see about that. But I will say that for the first deputy has has lived in a safe Republican district for a pretty long time. They're the most recent polling p. p. people that came out in early July reflecting some polling. The end of June had with only eight point lead over is over his democratic rival and under fifty percent forty nine forty one in that poll. It's a democratic leaning polling firm to be fair. But I know a lot of Democrats who were looking at that scene saying, Devin, Nunes, Volmer bowl. We're gonna put some money to try and take him out. Well, I'll tell you it over the past four years. P p p has been right a lot more than it's been wrong. So that's interesting. Coming up fire and fury. Donald Trump is threatening Iran, just like he threatened North Korea only this time. He didn't do it from a golf club, but on Twitter, plus the ultimate gas lighting attempt as the president claims, the Obama administration never told his campaign about Moscow's meddling efforts. Actually they did. They said, if you see something say something we're gonna be talking to the Washington Post, Philip Rutger about that and much more on morning. Joe returns. Welcome back to morning, Joe. You're looking at live shots, Washington DC. It's July the twenty third. And what this way of MSNBC contributor. Mike barnicle national fares analyst for NBC and MSNBC. John Heilmann political writer for the New York Times and MSNBC political analysts, Nick confiscatory, and joining the discussion professor of history at Tulane university, Walter Isaac, and White House bureau, chief at the Washington Post and political analyst were in BC and NBC news, Philip Rucker, former US attorney and MSNBC contributor, Barbara mcquade and Washington correspondent for CNBC Ayman Javed's Ayman. Let's start with you aim and you talked about this past week and you've got the Michael Cohen tape coming out and all the chaos surrounding that talked about the White House again, dysfunctional place from the very beginning, but it just talk about just. How volatile this past week was with the Helsinki summit Trump claiming that he forgot to insert a word the next day Trump changing his tune the next day, changing it again and this weekend after the co and tape. Just his head blowing up like a character off of looney tunes and explosion of up and all cap tweeting this weekend. What's how's the white. I was trying to contain the damage. Well, look compartmentalizing in many ways. I was in Helsinki with the president last week. It was a fascinating trip. Then we get back and we see this fracturing of the Michael Cohen, Donald Trump relationship, which I think could be one of the most important storylines of the year because there's no no way of knowing really where this is going to go. When you ask folks over at the White House, about any of that, they simply refuse to comment at this point, kicking everything over to the legal team handling all this for president on a personal basis. So the White House staff won't even talk about any of the Michael Cohen, tapes, that sort of thing. And the question is how many other tapes are out there for Michael Cohen and what's on them? We talked about this one tape over the weekend. It was the existence of which was reported the contents of which have not been reported yet, and I think that's the key thing is what exactly did the president say on these tapes? How many of them does Michael Cohen have and what's Michael Cohen's game here? What's he going to do? Is he going to dribble. These out week by week over the next coming months is trying to wave a red flag and get the president's attention and get a pardon. What's he trying to accomplish by letting the world know that these tapes exist? I think that dynamic between those two men is going to be so important to watch going forward here..
"white house bureau" Discussed on Chapo Trap House
"Their families in hopes both side of the aisle can achieve can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform she believes we need to be a country that follows lows but also country that governs with hot and philip rutta who is the white house bureau chief for the washington post said malania trump seems to break with the trump administration on say rotel lawrence vich no no she doesn't she's saying she's reiterating the whole point of this is to strong arm the democrats in the passing a comprehensive immigration reform that gives them things like the precious wall and also limits legal immigration that that's this whole is all an effort to try to create leverage to pass something that will be brutally restrictive and and do things like limited legal immigration which which hardliners always insist isn't their problem they always say no we're worried about illegal immigration if if you pay the law then we have no problem with you but the the goal of this this bill that they're trying to wring out of the democrats by doing by means of this sadistic fucking grand guliani display is to limit legal immigration and drastically increase penalties for trying to get in this country at all in any way that is the other thing about know when these sort of immigration hardliners or like the facebook people facebook america talks about this issue it's always it's always people who fucking irish or italian grandparents oh they came to this country the right way you know my ancestors came they came here at a time when they're literally was no immigration laws came up literally came up and said hi i'm i'm linguini galloping in there like your name is louis of skolnick here you go and that's it but the other thing is like even talk about it now they're like you know don't blame trump don't blame is blame these parents for breaking the law and putting their kids at harm breaking this is a civil offense we're talking about these are misdemeanor laws are being broken here like if you have ever driven drunk or like driven german faster than the legal speed limit like you're committing a more serious crime than overstaying visa or crossing an invisible line without permission but like some of these people are coming here to seek asylum which is not illegal it's not illegal to come to.
"white house bureau" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"Pinion battle while on cnn to a large extent remember dana we're defending here it is for public opinion because eventually the decision here is going to be impeached not impeach members of congress democrat and republican i'm going to be informed a lot by their constituents so our jury is getting man i should be is he american people let us bring in the rest of our leadoff panel xiaowei on a tuesday night with thanks for their patients the aforementioned ashley parker pulitzer prize winning white house reporter for the washington post the aforementioned philip rucker pulitzer prize winning white house bureau chief for the washington post a rare visit to new york good evening to both of you ashley let's back up over some stuff any proof of what the president was saying they're in nashville that in the history of campaigning campaign that never been infiltrated to this extent no question simply no there's there's no proof there's no good evidence of that description of the fbi informant but that's sort of beside the point rudy giuliani for instance and talking to my colleague on that story josh dossey just today sort of said do you wanna know why the president is mentioning spy gate and using this terms because it works because it's swaying public opinion and so for this portion of the legal exercise which is winning the pr campaign publicly facts in a lot of ways are beside the point in facts are not what is moving the public opinion but something of academic and catchy like spy gate maybe feel indeed your reporting is that the president for now while not ever sanguine is is rather content with the com strategy that's exactly right he's dictating the message and what you have in the west wing is all of these white house staffers following his orders and following repeating the messages that he lays out for them and ashley's exactly right about the legal strategy which is really a pr strategy and rudy giuliani's convinced us working i talked to him late last week as well and he said this is going to continue you're going gonna keep hearing the watergate references you're gonna hear a linkage between president obama and president nixon saying that obama did just what nixon did to break into the democratic headquarters and create this reality that they think can really undermine the molar probe and.
"white house bureau" Discussed on MSNBC Morning Joe
"Can only fool believes that things can't get worse gosh is bad as we've you know maass right now it's it can get so much worse ukrainian politician linked to president trump's attorney says he's been called to testify before grand jury connected to special counsel robert muller's investigation andre artemenko told politico that he received a subpoena last week and that he would appear in person in february of twenty seventeen the new york times reported that trump business associate felix seder introduced artemenko than a member of ukraine's parliament to michael cohen outlining a plan for ukraine to make peace with russia and lift us sanctions cohen told the times that seder had given him the written proposal and a sealed envelope and when cohen met with president trump in the oval office in early february he said he left the proposal and then national security adviser michael flynn's office days after the times report cohen told nbc that he met with artemenko but denied delivering the document artemenko who was later stripped of his ukrainian citizenship and accused of treason over the peace plan told politico he assumed investigators will ask him about it joining us now former us attorney barbara mcquade and white house bureau chief at the washington post and political analyst msnbc and nbc news philip brooker he was part of the reporting team on the peace buckle up as muller probe enter second year trump and allies go on war footing and barbara i'll start with you and ask you about the cohen artemenko exchange is that bad.
"white house bureau" Discussed on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
"Or whether he was aware that mr was martin i'm not aware again i would refer you to the outside counsel the president promised to drain the swamp of he feel it's appropriate that michael cohen his personally turney was selling system again i'm not gonna way into this sets a determination that individual companies have to make an avid spoke with the president of the president taking any action during his administration to benefit artists at and t create airspace not that i'm more you may recall and we are somewhat dutybound to point out the notion of paying for access was a topic donald trump return to often during the campaign it's called pay for play that's true it's illegal you paying and you're getting things but it came out to her people pay for play but this was big stuff pay for play it's illegal fast forward to today and as to what else we might be witnessing at work here phil rucker of the washington post puts it this way in his latest piece quote by making brash and risky moves on the world stage from shredding the iran nuclear deal the negotiating nuclear disarmament with the north koreans to imposing tariffs on chinese imports trump has a chance to change the way voters evaluate his presidency for trump each bold stroke is like a spritz of febreeze on his narrative of domestic scandal momentarily masking the expanding russia probe of special counsel robert muller or the federal criminal investigation into his longtime attorney and fixer michael cohen the aforementioned phil rucker is with us tonight he's the pulitzer prize winning white house bureau chief for the washington post and msnbc political analyst as well also with us anita kumar white house correspondent for mcclatchy newspapers.
"white house bureau" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Well he decided he made it public because he he thought if hillary clinton were to win the election that he and then if it were to come out after the fact that that the fbi had kept this these emails quiet and kept them from the public that it would somehow delegitimize her win and it would it would cast a cloud not only over her presidency but more importantly to call me would cast a cloud over the fbi and make the fbi appear political and judgmental and he felt because the fbi because he personally had been so forthcoming july fifth press conference where he explained the status of that email investigation that the fact that the investigation status changed in october he owed it to the public to go forward with that and to announce what the fbi had discovered in that new trove of emails that makes it sound like he was protecting clinton win right so that it would seem legitimate it sounds like he was banking on that hillary was going to win and i need public about this so that after she wins they won't say you hit that but by stretching what he says in the book he he does not say that he was protecting her when he was saying that one of the calculations he made with if she ended up winning the election it could it would it would appear that the fbi had acted politically by keeping it under wraps the best solution was to go public with what he knew and to be transparent with the people i get that philip records on the line white house bureau chief for the washington post at walpole dot com and elsewhere he has reviewed a higher loyalty the new komi book but does he think that he cost hillary the election then donald trump won because he announced that he was looking into hillary does he own that a little bit well he he says he doesn't believe he impacted the election and he says he actually has an apology to hillary clinton in his book where he says i'm sorry that you are personally blaming me for this.
former FBI deputy director speaks out
"Nobody read it it's only hours old not happy with one point six billion dollars but it does start the wall and we will make that one point six billion dollars go very very far the president's decision to sign the bill didn't go over well with some members of his own party and coulter mocked his comments on twitter writing i will never sign another bill like this again yeah she added because you'll be impeached the president's veto threat and the near panic that followed ends another shall we say rocky week for the white house we saw him announce his third national security advisor shake up his legal team yet again and the russian vestich in and attacked special counsel robert muller by name he's also announced tariffs on imports from china he's congratulated putin on winning a rigged election amid all of that the president is facing mounting legal challenges from former playboy model karen mcdougal reality tv show contestant summers irv os and porn star stormy daniels before leaving for maralago the president was reminded of ms daniels upcoming sixty minutes interview you want minutes on sunday president fifty minutes after president it may be hard to believe a week ago tonight the breaking news we were covering was the firing of former fbi deputy director andrew mccabe tonight he is speaking out in an oped written for the washington post he says he learned of his dismissal from a friend who saw the news on television he also writes quote the next day i woke to find the president of the united states celebrating my punishment andrew mccabe fired a great day for the hardworking men and women of the fbi a great day for democracy i was sad but not surprised to see that such unhinged public attacks on me would continue into my life after my service to the fbi let's get to our leadoff panel on this friday night or rare night in washington for us featuring two of the very pillars upon which the newspaper of mrs gram and mr bradley currently rests is that an overstatement ashley parker white house reporter for the washington post philip brooker white house bureau chief for the washington post we are also so happy to wealth.
"white house bureau" Discussed on KGO 810
"Washington post white house bureau chief phil rocker fill thanks for coming on the show today with me hey glad to be here okay so have you ever seen a president say that i am a very stable genius before and like really smart if we ever seen that certainly not that i can remember remember okay good well that's it that's a good start to our wh what what's the lead what's going on in washington now i mean so we hit a weekend i mean i was on one of the big networks yesterday talking about why the twentyfifth amendment really should be a whole reserve that until we have some real evidence before you start talking about that but why what what happened why are we even having this conversation let's let's start with the basics while it if it's something that's been whispered about uh the ad momemnt over the last year in washington but we have an app this fall national discussion about the president's mental fitness until this past week with the book fire and fury by michael wolff which painful an incredible portrait based on insider interviews of the president i'm fit for the job of you know his staff feel blind concerns about his ability uh to deal with complex information to manage crises and frankly to be president and so that has spawned a discussion uh in the media and and certainly at the water coolers and and so forth and it it drew the president's attention so i'm saturday we saw him tweet uh that his mental accuity uh has been one of its greatest assets of the human being and that he is the quote very stable genius he also said i am quote lake really smart uh and that was his defend fix pretty extraordinary we're not used to hearing presidents have to you know go publicly to defend their mental fitness and an ability to do this job but he did just that did not only did he do it he sense what pretty much everybody from the white house out on all the talk shows this weekend to do the same dinty that's exactly right he he deployed hits the iaea director mike pompeo the un ambassador nikki haley stephen miller who's the senior white house policy adviser had a very contentious interview with cnn's jake tapper on sunday to try to make the.
"white house bureau" Discussed on New Jersey 101.5
"Or one five dot com i totally agree with him but i wanna get your opinion on the debate now for me debate the debate came down to one topic in one topic only when all was said and done property taxes here we're all going to cut property taxes marijuana we're going to decriminalise it or going to get it illegal to pay the rent who you vote for what what when it came down to the idea of a sanctuary city now came with auto is being set up by the spanish station looking for a sound bite like this plot would you do specifically if there's no congress agreement by march faith next year for the dreamers club what i would do it is as follow the law on the former federal prosecutor a former state prosecutor and a former sarah's and it's our obligation to follow the loss what i what not zoo what i've what he was make it more dangerous for law enforcement officers and for people to live in a state of new jersey by declaring new jersey sanctuary states now think about the average joe she's being set up and what can the governor do when you get in order you know from the president you're going to order from the white house bureau from congress basically the president told congress fix this congress i will note that the roof well you know is supposed to be congress's problem in the first place though president obama took it upon himself to fix it now congress boasted care so in congress those passed a law the idea that you would even ask the governor what would you you do regardless of what they do excuse me what i have a revolution you may know storm in the hills phil murphy must played crap and he gets as the same question and this is his response dreamers.
"white house bureau" Discussed on KELO
"This is your total information source mike gallagher show the news is happening now the the headlines like no one else in now oh last night on afghanistan pakistan what we're doing in the war on terror very serious breach was his first formal address to the nation as president did you know that most of this dresses are one hundred forty character messages on twitter and something happened last night that has made my blood run cold and i guess when when something just leap shout at you you have to take you did you gotta which shattering how to realize what the stakes are the white house bureau chief for the washington post is a fellow by the name of philip rucker now the washington post is certainly not pro trump they have dedicated dozens and dozens of reporters fulltime to try to find dirt on trump and the administration they are going out of their way to get as much as they can they wanna take him down they think it's watergate on steroids show just got a note going in the background of the washington post and certainly one of its key people will fill up rucker the white house bureau chief for the washington post did an extraordinary thing an amazing thing actually he tweeted something positive about trump's speech here wish philip broekers tweet tonight is a new president trump acknowledging a flipflop of course referring to the fact that trump is always shame we shouldn't be in afghanistan we should pull out and now committing more troops to afghanistan acknowledging a flip flop and talking about gravity of office history and substance schaller shed now didn't exactly say we're going to carve sky on the side of rush route rush more tomorrow but he made a fairly positive somewhat objective and yet like a positive response you'd have thought the guys said i want to murder a school bus full of kids twitter went crazy social media exploded the first rice all was shoulid data o'brien you remember her on the what she's up to now but she used to be one of those talking heads on i think cnn she retweeting phillip brokerage said this just one of the stupidest things i've ever seen and it's why people hate the media and i'm sitting there waiting all this thinking finally a guy from the washington post report sean something like half of a human he's he's says something that's mildly positive about the commander in chief.