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Fresh update on "president" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"I'm Hilary Howard. Jocelyn Chess in his our producer just ahead of you. Defenses, presenting its closing argument in the Derrick Show Been murder trial will have a special report. A new piece of the puzzle about the gunman in the Indianapolis, Mass. Shooting President Biden needs with members of Congress and the latest push two passes Infrastructure Plan on Capitol Hill. I'm Mitchell Miller, the storybook journey of former Washington quarterback Alex Smith reaches its final chapter. Not so great on Wall Street. Dow Down 1 27 NASDAQ is down 1 46 S and P down 23 double d t o p a 2 31 CBS News Special Report. Closing arguments are still underway the defense side during two.
White House Says 'Never Been Easier' to Get Vaccine
"The White House says it's never been easier for Americans to get a code nineteen vaccine all people sixteen and older are now eligible for shots and president Biden says plenty are available so please give the maxi his administration's marking a milestone more than half of all adults in America have never saved at least one shot with spokeswoman Jen Psaki say more than thirty two percent are fully vaccinated at the same time we remain in a complicated stage CDC cheaper Shelburne Lenski says vaccinations are rising but so are virus cases with a daily average around sixty seven thousand she says it was fifty three thousand just a month ago Sager made Donnie Washington
Fresh update on "president" discussed on News and Perspective with Tom Hutyler
"And 58 56, Sonny into coma and sea Tac Airport checks in with 61 mostly sunny at 11 15. Stay connected. Stay informed. The Northwest's on Lee 24 hour News Station Co. Moh news 1000 FM 97 7, There are stories we're following with Taliban size and Bill O'Neill at the editor's desk. The defense attorney for former Minneapolis cop Derrick Shoman says his client is presumed innocent of the charges he faces and it's closing arguments, Attorney Eric Nelson said the state has not met its high burden of eliminating reasonable doubt. The White House is in touch with state and local officials about the aftermath of the Derrick showman murder trial press Secretary Jen Psaki, telling reporters they want to ensure there is space for peaceful protest, regardless of the trial outcome, noting the pain and exhaustion in many African American communities over the deadly police confrontations. Woman whose time 11 16. The White House is defending the president's mixed messages on the number of refugees allowed into the country. With more on this and other news from the nation's capital and joined by ABC s either is a bit Scholesy. Elizabeth has always good to have you with us. While campaigning President Biden, then candidate Biden promised to increase the limit to more than 62,000. They're falling well short of that goal. What's the latest on this story with that regard? The refugees? Hey, a great to be with you, as always. So, essentially what we heard from President Biden earlier this year last year and throughout his campaign really was that he wanted to lift some of these restrictions on the numbers of refugees that was that were imposed under the Trump administration. So under the Trump You know administration there was a cap of 15,000 refugees per year, President Biden had pledged to raise that number two more than 62,000 and even higher But essentially on Friday, the Biden senior administration officials said they were actually going to keep that trump limit in place, in part because of what they're trying to deal with at the border right now, and that decision would met. You know, immediate backlash from people and from Democrats within, you know, on the Hill essentially A lot of criticism from within the own part. His own president by his own party, Dick Durbin, the number two Senate senator and the Democratic Party essentially said, this is unacceptable. We heard a lot of pushback from Congress, people who just said This is not what President Biden pledged to do with far be taking a more kind of humanitarian approach toward these refugees. So now the administration is reversing course again. They say they will raise the cap, but they're going to come up with a number on the next couple of weeks. Please. They say so. OK. Antony Blinken, that Secretary of State was on one of the babies out the ABC News which George Stephanopoulos yesterday this week show and had a few things to say about this event, but hopefully this is something that gets them back on track and kind of restores the faith in those who are wanting to hold buy into that pledge. Absolutely right. And you know, there are 35,000 refugees who have been vetted and approved for resettlement into the U. S. This is an extensive process to get Justin that approval point And really one of the arguments we're hearing here on the hill is that you need to let those people in that they've been approved and it's just not. You know the right thing to do to not let them in, so we'll have to see what the Biden team comes out within the next few weeks. Certainly the messaging has been a struggle on the broader kind of plan for immigration, and this is playing into that as well. One other note said. We want to switch gears on a little bit here. Elizabeth News today that the CEO of a video game retailer Gamestop is stepping down what's happening there. Yeah, This isn't something we've been following not, you know, in Washington, obviously on Wall Street to Gamestop, As you know, has been the stock that kind of had this huge surge earlier this year, a bunch of retail investors. Banded together to buy the stock and then it the price did fall. But now the CEO that could be a company announced the CEO will be stepping down. This is I believe the sixth CEO in just the past. A couple of years, and the company is trying to transform from that kind of brick and mortar, You know sales when you have a picture video game sales what they used to be into an e commerce and online sales rolling and essentially, the CEO is now out. They're going to start the search for a new CEO to try to undergo that that transformation. Alright, as always, We appreciate the reporting. We'll talk again soon. ABC is Elizabeth Scholesy. In Washington come on, Whose time now, 11 19 and the first flight of a helicopter anywhere beyond Earth has been declared a success. NBC's Jim Ryan says data has come streaming from Mars sensors, cameras and other equipment carried to the red Planet by Nasa's perseverance Rover was a £4 rotorcraft named ingenuity. It's mounted with two propellers spinning at about 2800 revolutions per minute. This morning, the copter made its first flight, rising up about nine ft, then settling back down to the Martian surface. It's the first flight of a powered aircraft built by humans anywhere else, but Earth generally in ABC knows, cos I'm 11 20. We check your money news a 2050 past each hour. Here's the propel insurance business Update. 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White House Urges Peaceful Protests After Chauvin Verdict
"The White House says it's working with state and local leaders nationwide on keeping the peace after a verdict in Derek's children's murder trial asked if president Biden agrees with congresswoman Maxine waters who says protesters should get more confrontational of chauvinism quitted he's been very clear that he recognizes the issue of police violence against people of color communities of color is one of the great English and it's exhausting and quite emotional at times spokeswoman Jen Psaki says the president wants space for protests but stresses they must be peaceful regardless of the verdict in Minneapolis sabar Matt Donny Washington
Fresh update on "president" discussed on AP 24 Hour News
"Released in 2019 3. Years after the SYRIZA ended, it made $194 million on a budget of less than $20 Million. A day after announcing half the nation's adult population is now with least partially vaccinated against Cove in 19, the Biden administration says it's him. Another milestone. Folks have good news In a video message. President Biden says All Americans, 16 and older are now eligible for vaccines. For those who think it's still too hard to get one. It is never been easier. Lighthouse VIRUS Response advisor Andy Slavitt says more than 90% of Americans now live within five miles of the vaccination site. But even as the administration tell to vaccination progress, but we still have an extraordinary amount of disease out there. CDC chief or show. Belinsky warns new virus cases are still rising, especially among younger, unvaccinated Americans. SOCCER Megane Washington Super League clubs tell world football's governing body FIFA. Legal action against the scheme has already begun. The Associated Press understands from a letter that the 12 European clubs pursuing a Super League have told the leaders that legal action is already being pursued to stop them from action intended to thought the launch off the breakaway competition. Administrative body away for Has warned that the Super League clubs after leaks of their plans on Sunday that moves will be taken against the rebel clubs such as barring them from existing domestic competitions. Like the Premier League in England on international competitions. Charles Deliver asthma London Thank you. Had benefits. That's a fact have been after the fact credit card.
White House Says 'Never Been Easier' to Get Vaccine
"A day after announcing half the nation's adult population is now with least partially vaccinated against covert nineteen the by the administration says it's hit another milestone folks have good news in a video message president Biden says all Americans sixteen and older are now eligible for vaccines for those who think it's still too hard to get one it is never been easier White House virus response advisory Andy Slavitt says more than ninety percent of Americans now live within five miles of a vaccination site but even as the administration tell to vaccination progress we still have an extraordinary amount of disease out there CDC cheaper shall Lansky warns new virus cases are still rising especially among the younger unvaccinated Americans Sager mag ani Washington
Kremlin warns Navalny supporters over protests
"Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov whose warm supporters of imprisoned opposition leader Alexey in the valley against going out into the streets what school says the protests supporters of cooling for would be considered unlawful the met with action by the authorities I think the health of convicted persons in Russia should not be the concern of other countries as of the U. S. warns of consequences if not only dies in jail a nationwide rally on Wednesday has been called for the same day the president Vladimir Putin is scheduled to deliver his annual state of the nation address I'm Charles last month
Macron Says France Will Begin Lifting Restrictions This Summer
"France may be ready to reopen to tourists this summer as France moves to begin lifting restrictions French President Emmanuel Macron telling CBS he foresees at least some tourists returning to Paris this summer if they have gotten vaccinated or have proof of the negative covert test. Comes this Frances battling a third wave of covert infections, marking the grim milestone of 100,000 deaths just last week, the government is also preparing to impose tough new entry restrictions on travelers from Argentina, Chile, South America and
Where Does Biden Stand on Policing in Communities of Color?
"The epidemic of black men being killed by police. But he's also presented himself as an ally of the law enforcement community. NPR's Juana Summers takes a look at the line. The president is walking when Joe Biden offered his condolences to George Boyd's loved ones in a video played at Floyd's funeral last year. Supposed to question Why do so many black people in America wake up knowing they could lose their lives? Now is the time for racial justice. That's the answer. We must give to our Children when they ask why. Because when there is justice for George Floy, we will truly be on our way to racial justice in America. Aside from the policing overhaul bill that carries George Floyd's name that is stalled in Congress. Biden does not have a clear agenda to deliver on his promise of making real change and policing and communities of color. Congresswoman Brenda
Navalny Moved to Prison Hospital as Health Worsens
"Boxes. Great Palkot, his daughter is saying he is in danger of dying. He's been in prison after returning to Russia following recovering from an alleged Kremlin backed poisoning and then it's also been on a hunger strike over the weekend. President Biden said the dissidents, treatment was unfair and inappropriate and that Russia would be held responsible Americans listening to Fox News
Hunger-Striking Kremlin Critic Navalny Transferred To Prison Infirmary
"Alexei Navalny warned that his health is deteriorating rapidly. He's been on hunger strike for 20 days. He's protesting the lack of medical care while he's been in prison. Navalny's team has called for a nationwide protests on Wednesday. This is the same day President Vladimir Putin is set to address the nation. NPR's Lucy and Kim in Moscow was following all this and joins us now. Good morning, Lucy in Good morning. What can you tell us at this point about Navalny's condition? Well, the Russian prison service said. This morning, it's decided to move Navalny toe a prison hospital, so that does indicate he may be in poor health. But on the other hand, the prison service also says his condition is satisfactory and that a doctor sees him on a daily basis. So we still know very little about Navalny's exact condition, and that's why his doctors sounded the alarm bells. Over the weekend, They published the results of one of his blood tests on social media, and they said it showed he should be in intensive care and that he could die at any moment from cardiac arrest. The whole reason Navalny is on hunger strike is because he says he's being denied medical attention for back pain and numbness in his legs and hands, and he says that might be linked to a poisoning last summer that he blames on President Putin. A team of doctors tried to visit visit him over the weekend, but they were not let into the prison.
White House: Russia Will Face Consequences if Navalny Dies in Prison
"National security advisor Jake Sullivan told CNN Russia will pay if Putin critic and main opposition leader Alexei Navalny dies in prison. We have communicated to the Russian government that what happens to Mr Navalny in their custody is their responsibility, and they will be held accountable by the international community in terms of the specific measures that we would would undertake. We're looking at Variety of different costs that we would impose. And I'm not going to telegraph that publicly at this point, but we have communicated that there will be consequences if Mr Navalny dies, so you've communicated that, But at the top there, President Biden apparently didn't mention Navalny in his call with Putin this week. He certainly didn't say anything about it publicly and his remarks on Thursday, and Russian state media is touting. This is proof that Biden has given up on the issue so Why isn't President Biden demanding Navalny's release? Or at least again, at least getting him a doctor at every single opportunity? Way actually have made the judgment that direct communication to the Russian government on this issue. Including both how we see it. How our allies and partners see it and what might unfold. Should something terrible happened to Mr Navalny? Should he looked terrible Things, of course have already happened to him, but should he pass away? We have judged that rather than just make general statements publicly, the best way to deal with this issue is privately on through diplomatic channels direct to the uppermost levels of the Russian government. Let me ask one specific question. Is the potential summit with Vladimir Putin on the table if Alexei Navalny passes away in prison. Not gonna get into hypotheticals in large part Danna because there isn't currently a summit on the books. It's something we're talking about, and that's some it would have to take place, of course in the right circumstances. In a way that could actually move the relationship forward, But I'm not gonna get into hypotheticals about when or whether the summit would likely occur. No Bonnie, who's had been on a hunger strike since March. 31st on Friday, described Threats to force feed him using straitjacket and other pleasures.
Biden Says He Will Raise US Cap on Refugee Admissions.
"I'm anthony davis president. Joe biden said yesterday he will raise the cap on. The of refugees admitted this year to the united states a day after he drew criticism from democratic lawmakers for agreeing to keep the historically low figure in place biden signed an order on friday extending fifteen thousand refugee admissions cap issued by his predecessor. Donald trump through the end of september in signing the order biden shelved the plan announced in february to increase the cap to sixty two thousand. Five hundred biden told reporters in delaware on saturday that he would go beyond the fifteen thousand limit with biden being criticized by lawmakers and refugee advocacy groups. White house press secretary. Jen psaki said on friday that he planned to set a final increased refugee cap for the remainder of the fiscal year by may fifteen biden's order to limited missions to fifteen thousand was a blow to advocacy groups that wanted the democratic president to move swiftly to reverse the refugee policies of the republican trump. Who had set the figure in pot as a way to limit immigration the program admitting refugees is distinct from the asylum system for migrants refugees must be vetted while still overseas and cleared for entry to the united states unlike migrants who arrive at the us border and then request asylum. Biden's cautious approach appears to have been tied to concerns over the optics of admitting more refugees at a time of rising numbers of migrants arriving at the us mexico border and to not wanting to look to open or soft biden. Took office aiming to set a new course for us immigration policy including a more compassionate
US Setting up $1.7B National Network to Track Virus Variants
"Andy Slavitt says. Even as the administration ramps up vaccination efforts, more dangerous variants are growing You says a $1.7 billion network using funds from the president's virus relief packages aimed at getting ahead of The variance. This funding will enable CDC and states to doom or genomic sequencing. The announcement comes as CDC chief or shovel, Lansky says the nation's seeing Maura virus cases nearly 70,000 new cases per day up from 53,004 weeks ago, she says hospitalizations and deaths are also up. Partly because of Aryan sand, partly because of relaxed restrictions on gatherings. SOCCER Megane Washington A member of the far right Oath Keepers group has agreed to plead guilty
US, Japan Leaders Present United Front Against China
"To criticism from both Japan and the US at Baxter covering it all from the Bloomberg 9 16 years from its San Francisco it Yeah, and so it goes, dug. These air policy statements made by Japan's prime minister go she hit Asuka and U. S. President. Joe Biden, mainly about human rights and expansion. China says the statements. Concerns over the Chinese activities are inconsistent with international rules based on law. Now, China's foreign minister says the U. S and Japan stands severely violates basic norms and our gang up to form cliques and fanning block confrontation. Meanwhile, U S
Half of Americans Over 18 Have Received at Least 1 Vaccine Shot
"News tonight on the covid front more than half of all adults in our nation have now received at least one vaccine. Tomorrow it's available to anyone over age sixteen but with the johnson and johnson shots on hold. Will there be enough to go around. San brock has more tonight. A milestone in america more than half of all adults have now received at least one covert vaccine shot as eligibility opens to everybody sixteen and up in a matter of hours but are we ready or reality check starting with supply. We're actually very good. Question attorney supply. They are confident. That even without johnson johnson they'll reach two or three hundred million doses available in the next number of weeks. Actually and cdc numbers reflect the ramp up distribution pfizer. For example was pumping out about four million first and second doses per week when president took office. That figure now sits around ten million though down a tick from peak production at the end of march as for concerns about j. j. my estimate is that we will continue to use it in some form i think by friday. We'll know which way we're going on this. Dr anthony fauci trying to calm nerves. Even as some states like mississippi or already seeing heightened hesitancy and as soon as we inform them that they had ticket off the shelves. They panic everybody left. They counselor appointments and they didn't take dr. They were out which leads us to our next question. Is there a geographic gap on vaccination rates and hesitancy. Yes a cdc uses darker colors to show the most prolific states on the coast. New york and california are among the leaders with new hampshire pacing. The nation the lighter colors are in the south representing states like alabama and louisiana for a two week period. In march of last year new orleans had the highest covert infection rate of any place in the world. That might explain why. The rates have vaccination here are higher now than anywhere else in louisiana which is lagging overall. The vaccine's there. Now we have to get people to the shot. And i think we have to continue to educate people. We have to decrease any of those barriers. That are out there. In an ongoing push to inform with around a quarter of all americans fully vaccinated
Biden to Hold Second Meeting With Bipartisan Lawmakers on Infrastructure
"The White House, saying the president Biden will meet bipartisan lawmakers tomorrow. This is to try and find common ground on its infrastructure and tax plan proposal was two and a quarter trillion dollars. Republicans Senator John Cornyn, saying that the Senate GOP could be open to a much smaller bill. There is a core infrastructure bill that we could pass with appropriate pay fors like roads and bridges and even reaching out to broadband, which we've This pandemic is exposed a great digital divide in the country. We've seen advances in telemedicine. We've seen more people learning online. I think we could all agree to that. But I think that's that's apart we could agree on, so let's do
Hester Ford, Oldest Person in America, Dead at 116
"The oldest person in america has passed away. Fox cara mchugh has that story. Automobiles were a novelty and theodore. Roosevelt was president in one thousand nine hundred four when hester ford was born in lancaster south carolina. She lived to become america's oldest person and what life hester grew up on a farm. She worked the soil plowed the fields and pick cotton and though she wasn't rich by worldly standards she produced great wealth of a different kind hester bore twelve children in her lifetime. They produced forty eight grandchildren. Who in turn gave birth to one hundred eight great grandchildren who then brought forth one hundred twenty great great grandbabies. Now that's a legacy hester. Ford passed away saturday in charlotte north carolina. She was one hundred sixteen. Karen mchugh fox news. I'm joe chiro fox news.
J and J Vaccine Pause Driven by Risk of Mistreating Clots
"A setback in vaccine options states and territories, pausing use of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine after the CDC and FDA put out a recommendation to do so. The pause linked to six reports of blood clots, but it's not clear if the vaccine was the direct cause. CDC Vaccine advisory panel met this week to discuss it but didn't come to a conclusion. Here's Dr Beth Bell of global Health professional at the University of Washington, speaking during the panel, I think we need to not vote. And gather the necessary information so that we can make an evidence based decision more from ABC. Steve Olson, Saami. The scientists are looking for any link between the six women who got sick and they're investigating whether the blood clots were an immune response. All six women were between 18 and 48 years old. They got sick within two weeks of getting vaccinated. Some of the clots formed in veins of the Sinus and prevented blood from draining out of the brain. And even though one woman died, health officials say the odds are very low roughly seven million. Johnson and Johnson vaccines have been administered in the U. S. President Biden also assuring the public that there's enough supply of the Fizer and Moderna vaccines. Keep up the pace President Biden Tuesday in the Oval Office, expressing confidence that the U. S will have enough vaccine supply. Despite the pause and distribution of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. I made sure we have 600 million doses. Of the M R not of either Johnson and Johnson and or AstraZeneca. So there's enough vaccine that is basically 100%. Unquestionable for every single solitary America, but the president did not comment when asked how to address vaccine hesitancy among some Americans. Karen Travers, ABC
Jamie Eichenberger on the Need for Water Infrastructure Funding
"Delighted to be joined by jamie eichenberger. He is the president-elect of the board of trustees and also an associate vice president at hdr jamie. Thanks for coming on the podcast. And you travis. Happy to be here. We're gonna talk about infrastructure funding for this episode The water environment federation the board recently issued a position statement on infrastructure funding dive into that And one of the things that starts with i think is defining what the problem is with infrastructure funding. What what's going on. What what's the problem with the current status and landscape around funding of water infrastructure. Sure well travis is you know and I'm sure all Listeners are very aware of. We've spent trillions of dollars over the years on building a really strong backbone of infrastructure for water wastewater stormwater on across the united states and we continue to invest in infrastructure. But a lot of it seems to be focused on the growth addressing new regulatory changes. And we haven't necessarily put aside as much money to maintain that existing investment in the bills coming due a lot of our pipes or two hundred plus years old Across the country The aging aging infrastructure at our treatment facilities are reservoirs so the big needs for funding across the board and without increasing that funding will start to see service failures. So was i mean in real life. Well we may have some public health impacts were we may have fish kills and other environmental impacts. And so as as we're we're thinking about how to address those we know. The investment one of the issues is just limited funding as important as the water sector is. There's a lot of other competing. Funding priorities are cities and
Biden Administration Resumes White House Council on Native American Affairs
"The biden administration announced thursday. It will restore the white house counsel on native american affairs. The mountain west news bureau savannah mar has more at a meeting with tribal leaders. Earlier this month secretary of the interior dub holland promised a new era of nation to nation relations between the federal government and tribes to do that right. We must engage tribal nations with an all of agency approach. The revival of the white house counsel on native american is a step in that direction. It will bring together leaders from across the federal government to coordinate services policies related to tribes with input from tribal leaders themselves. Gabe aguilera is president of the mescalero. Apache tribe. He calls this. The latest of many early indicators that the biden administration takes its trust responsibility to tribes seriously. Our voice is going to be respected. And we're going to have input on issues that's gonna help country or improve native country or could hurt any country council was first launched under former president obama but went dark for most of the trump years. Gale small is with the university of montana's american indian government policy institute and a former northern cheyenne councilwoman. She says that hampered pandemic response in indian country at critically important that discounts along native american affairs really steps up their efforts to assist us in further responding to the pandemic but also rebuilding. You know economic recovery house. Joe kerr on indian reservation to council will convene next friday with secretary holland serving as chair for national native news. I'm savannah
"president" Discussed on This American President
"Quite quite different yeah it sounds it almost. Sounds like they could make a movie. Like travis bickel taxi driver part two version of of this. Know that i to tell you the truth. I think that's a great comparison. You know if anybody's seen taxi driver and surely a lot of people listening have and remember you know kind of how that character was was portrayed by deniro masterful performance I think that's actually not a bad comparison to tell you the truth. Ghetto you know. Got it in his mind that he was he was important and he was entitled to this job you know yet he was had this narcissistic personality as these delusions of grandeur and when he finally was told in very very harsh terms by none other than james plane the secretary of state after he You know kind of accosted blaine about becoming a. Us minister to To vienna or he said he would also accept paris. What a nice guy. He's willing to take such a such a such a demotion fair. Yeah yeah And blaine finally got so tired of seeing him. He just told him one day. Don't bother me again. You are not gonna get this console ship And that's when then ghetto in his again his mental His mental illness decided that you know the really the thing to do. The garfield was clearly a threat because he was he was taking the republican party down the wrong road and he was going to institute. This dreaded civil service reform and ghetto was a you know a dedicated stalwart republican. Who believed in in the patronage system and therefore the the most natural thing to do the most logical thing to do in his mind was to kill the president of the united states and make the vice president who was chester. A arthur who was from new york who was from this stalwart wing of the party to make arthur president and that would therefore save the republican party from civil service reform and therefore save. Save the country right. And it's amazing that figures like that who normally would not have any impact ends up changing the course of the history of the country. Now one question. I do want to ask you is that and i have a feeling that someone who's studied garfield. This is probably something that you've thought about is james garfield. Here's a man who Unfortunately and unfairly has been relegated to obscurity and here we are in twenty twenty and the country's so so different than what it was in eighteen eighty and yet we still deal with a lot of the same issues. What does james garfield story. How does it speak to us right now. In in twenty twenty america. How does his story apply and what what can say to us and what lessons can give us. Well i mean. I think there's a universal less than they're certainly in you know the the value of persistence and resilience. And you know being goal oriented and garfield guy as i said at the beginning is born very poor and really worked hard for everything he got in life. And you know he. He really is the personification of this idea whether it's genuine or not that we like to believe about america. Which is all you know anybody. Can you know rise from the lowest of circumstances and become the most powerful person in the world You know again. How much value that or truth there is to. That is certainly debatable. But garfield is a good example. That's all i do. Think there's a sort of a universal lesson there about you know resilience and that kind of thing But you know. I mentioned earlier. That.
"president" Discussed on This American President
"He did exchange some more letters with adams in asked for his input on some issues. Like the jay treaty and it is very possible because adams in washington did socialize a lot. They adams often went to the theater with washington in the secretaries or went over to washington for dinner or went writing or visit gardens so it is possible that they talked about these issues and unfortunately we don't have a record of it but washington never invited adams to a cabinet meeting and We don't really have evidence as to why we can only really feel his washington. Didn't write that down but my speculation is that adams had sort of burned his political credibility in the summer of seventeen eighty nine when congress was trying to figure out what to call the president and adams had advocated for very ostentatious sort of monarchical sounding title that had been very unpopular and so a lot of people made fun of him for that and he think washington be just didn't trust his judgment as much And they weren't as close to begin with because adams had been critical of washington during the war in washington knew it and didn't particularly forgive that kind of behavior. But what's interesting. Is that the more modern experience where the vice president is. More active in the cabinet is actually an aberration for most of american history. Vice president has not been involved and has not been involved in the administration really at all and so it's been up to the president if they want to have a close relationship with the vp. They can but they're not obligated to do so. Washington made use of advisers outside his cabinet as well madison. Even supreme court justice chief justice jay. Why did washington do this. How did this fit into his vision of the cabinet. Initially washington really consulted with madison. A lot they had been very close. Madison had been instrumental in getting washington. Actually go to the constitutional convention and they had worked quite closely together on their proposals. That madison put forth during the convention and in washington's first year in office especially madison helped him right the first address to congress he then. Madison then wrote the address from congress back to washington and then he wrote washington's response back to congress so he was basically having a conversation with himself which is pretty funny thing to realize And partly that was because the official executive departments hadn't been created yet. Washing irks me the first federal congress didn't pass last about legislation until september. Seventeen eighty nine and so those people hamilton knocks randolph and jefferson weren't yet in office and so madison was sort of a natural adviser because he in washington were quite close but by seventeen ninety one..
"president" Discussed on This American President
"I mean I think it would be the last thing that we could need as a country and there I from what I've Read Speaker Pelosi and I. The Republicans to they're all kind of. Planning out these scenarios and making sure everyone is in they're probably talking to the people that are running right now that could win and are saying you need to vote you need to stay party line on this. So who knows what could happen? Right, right? Yeah. I think I did hear. So Wednesday they come up with two different ways the electoral college vote could end up being tied right? Just based on the way. Way Different states are leaning right now toward the candidates will. Yeah. So it's just it's disappearing interesting. Right I don't know I haven't decided in mind I haven't figured out in my head how? President trump's diagnosis will will affect the election if he gets sent home tomorrow in the covers only in the next week. Will this feel like a blip? By the time we get to November third or will this really have some lasting effect will it will there be more support for him because her sympathy for him will there be more I don't know it certainly. You couldn't have written a screenplay about L. Presidential election. Twist and turns than this one is that's true. Yeah. One of my favorite movie lines. Is Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night. I think that for some reason that's in my mind right now as I think about all this and yeah, I was thinking the same thing I mean. I mean. You hate talking about political implications when it involves people's health but one thing I will say is that after the assassination attempt on President Reagan you saw people. Pretty impressed not just because as a near seventy year old man was able to actually seventy year old man was able to to survive that. But also the fact that he took it with a lot of good humor I mean there are all those stories of him telling Nancy odd darn. I. Forgot to duck and then he looks at his doctors and he says I hope you're all Republicans, and then all of them look at him and say we are today the stories like that, right? So we'll see but. anyways. Just how incredible it must have been for those doctors at the hospital to all of a sudden you have president of the United States in your emergency room. Yeah. It must've been unreal and I believe that happened at Gw Hospital. So I guess. They might assume that I mean hopefully that would never have to happen but it might have crossed their minds but to have it actually happened and to see the president, it states I mean. Their their stories of when. Or when you hear about the doctors that operated on President Kennedy. and. which must have just been surreal especially considering Kennedy's condition was basically hopeless at that point. But anyways, obviously, we hope that everyone who has corona virus. Is. Recovers is healthy and regardless of party and everything. So obviously prayers directed towards them but anyways, and really hopefully for the country that this doesn't. Unravel anything more than things are already. Unraveled or strained as it is so. Right. Right. But.
"president" Discussed on This American President
"Would have been hard for the Electoral College voters to come together and decide on a candidate because they're all in different states. It's not like now or they make. A can't somehow. That's very true. Yeah. That that is a very interesting point in history to to look at to think about you know what what would have happened if it had been the if he had won that election, Greg, it wasn't it was We're talking we're talking eighteen seventy two right right. So and that was just four years before the disputed eighteen seven six election econo- see these. You know these these. Seismic I don't want maybe size makes too big of a word but as you see fractures and society post civil war. and. You see that we had a few years there after civil war where Politics were a little bit topsy turvy and we had some really close calls with who won in and did that that does fracture of were going on for a few years because the country had been so divided and it was hard for them to come back together. Roy Did come back together but it was not easy because you had Democrats pouring. Really. A liberal Republican because they hated grant so much you know it wasn't was a little bit similar that you have people. Some some people are supporting vice-president. Biden. It's not because of him is because they hate trump no, it's in the you had some of those dynamics that did lead to that close election in eighteen, seventy six, but also the Greeley situation. And I think I think it's interesting that Greeley was. Was a press person that that's true. He was the editor of New York Herald I think he was that with his that's how will that's how he was known to people with through through that flirtation. Right. So there have been numerous example is A. Lot of presidents that were incapacitated in some way Wilson had. What many people believed to be the Spanish flu or something like that, and he had the stroke Eisenhower you mentioned President Reagan in the assassination attempt what? Examples or what lessons do we have from those specific examples? Well. So I looked back then newspaper headlines Win. Wilson came down the Spanish flu and he was in Paris in April of Nineteen nineteen on his doctor. Knew he was ill but then headlines in the newspapers were Wilson narrowly escapes the Flu Wilson ill in bed has cold not flu and so the message was that he didn't have the flu but back then they didn't have it tests for Spanish flu like they do recover they didn't have a CDC. They didn't have any of these medical these these medical advances that we take advantage we take for granted just even testing. So it was just all based on the opinion of the doctor what his diagnosis even was so whether the doctor. Really thought. He had the Spanish flu in he finessed it's to the media or whether he just flat out didn't know and was. It left I in hindsight it leaves kind of a big question mark in what was really going on with Wilson but the thing about Wilson, he was not leading a national effort against the flu. He wasn't leading a like we've seen with President trump the response to the Spanish flu at local hospitals or mayors were deciding whether or not big half parades in their cities Wilson just didn't talk about the the flu even though it was a, you know an epidemic at that time and at that the difference differences that think our technology and our expectations of what the medical community gives us and tells..
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"So that could be something disputed, which could be a big concern especially considering that there's a possibility that this there could be a dispute in this election. Right there is that was already happening before this diagnosis of president trump yeah. The concerns over the ballots. Lawsuits remain ballads and. And you know I remember in the year two thousand how Out Eerie, wise. Being on the streets Austin taxes watching these two big giant TV screens. WE HAVE ONE TV channel on one and one channel on the other in seeing the number slip. Where votes for President? For George. W. Bush. Started going down and routes were at war started going up and then we had one st with chaos Florida for five weeks before it was settled in I think the concern is that we might have several states that have. concerning. Questionable outcomes and I hope that's not the case I. Hope that the the election is definitive enough that that that there's not a concern that doesn't create a scenario of chaos, his twenty twenty already been what? People need. They need security I think. Sinner lives. So and with the way the country is divided whoever's going to win there's already going to be a great deal of of anger on one side and joy on the other. As it is. Netflix. I the way I see it. The situation is is fraught because a if before the election someone is incapacitated, then the party would have to choose who to replace them with would probably be the VP nominee, but still it would probably be a bit of a spectacle and then it happens after words than my concern is that on top of the usual, is this going to be a disputed election then we'll come the question of when is the the the winner? When is this person the president elect and I hope that doesn't because it's not spelled out in the constitution that could be an issue that's that's what I'm concerned. Now, one thing that I always thought was very interesting and relatively unknown situation was when Horace Greeley was. Opposing president grant grant was running for reelection in eighteen seventy, two Greeley was the nominee of his opposite the opposition party. It was actually the liberal Republicans that year it was kind of an offshoot from the Republicans and then he died. And from there then on. The actual candidate he died after the election, but before inauguration. And the Electoral College voters they just voted for a bunch of random people. But they still and it didn't really matter because he he had lost right now if you one if he had defeated grant somehow and then he died after the election that would have been a whole. Very difficult especially back then..
"president" Discussed on This American President
"He was still I think in a ninety percent, a tinge of getting oxygen on his own. But. I think the best thing the White House is done has been released videos of him. They released video of him in the diplomatic reception room before we got on Marine One. Eight was sure that it was a nasty lazy hem and then the video that they released on on Saturday showing him actually in Walter Reed. upright and I think that's a moist reassuring thing and even yeah, the doctors there's been some criticism of Helmand doctor is communicating. With clarity on time line when this happened etcetera and I was thinking about that I thought well, you know we have hit the laws right. The doctor is not trained to talk about his patient hubbly doctorates trained to keep information about a patient private in. So yet it is so very different win. The doctor is speaking about the president of the United States who is in station, and so it's It's that's the reason why this is unprecedented. He needed doctors aren't used to publicly talking about the symptoms imprisonment. Right. So. What happens if the president is incapacitated after the election but before inauguration, what are kind of the implications that could happen say if the president can't? Take on, the duties to be president. Well I think in that situation, you're still going to have twenty fifth amendment transfer entrance range of the vice president, and then it it. You know it depends on how the outcome of the election but you have the vice president's overseas the transition Jim Administration if they won the election or transfer it to the other party, but I don't think there's any scenario where. because it because the constitution is very clear on win the inauguration in that transfer of power happens that I don't think you're gonNA have. A situation where even if president trump is incapacitated or worse where the if president by Vice, President Biden won the election, he's not going to be in charge until. January twenty. You Twenty twenty one it's just I. think it just. Creates a lot of. Just uns-. Think at least the people feeling very unsettled about about if that were to happen the vice president would need to be very reassuring. The government is still moving forward or still doing their jobs. Military still following the directions in the Pentagon like to keep sense of of order and hunt nudity would be really important message to send. Right and it's interesting. So one thing that I think could be a question is that if you have a president elect. Let's say if vice. President Biden wins or or something a scenario where that happens. And Heaven forbid that. Anything would happen to him but if the president. If, somebody who wins the election Gets incapacitated in some way what would happen is that? That person a the vice president elect would take over but I've read that there's some question over when someone becomes president elect because mom there's a presumptive president-elect after election day assuming that's what happens assuming that there isn't like A. Contested election and then the electoral college voters meet in their states to cast their ballots and then by then it's kind of becoming more official whose president elect. But then there's the actual counting of the electoral votes in January, before the before the Congress and then there's a question of, is this person president-elect according to the constitution? I'm not sure that that's spelled out..
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"Of the twenty Fifth Amendment that the President and majority of the principal officers, the Executive Department which would presumably be the cabinet they would transmit to Congress in the president pro temp of the Senate and Speaker of the House. The intention the vice president taking taking rings of. Jewish or it would be whoever? They yet, that would be the transmission. So that's where he thinking. You know this long is written in the middle of the Cold War send the fear at that time was nuclear war that Juke out the president then. You would have that body within the executive branch of government the cabinet sitting that information to the Senate into the house known find him of the chains and you know that's obviously worst case scenario but you know it's interesting back at. William Henry Harrison died and his number two. Took over. vice-president Tyler they still didn't consider him the president. There is a lot of accusations that he was just the acting president even though we see that his standard. Order of transmission would or secession back then when they didn't, they weren't. They didn't make the constitution precise enough. A question, there is a constant. Out It. Really suffered as President Giddy he could get any nomination through because they were acting as if he was the origin. and. That's one reason why we have the twenty Fifth Amendment is to clarify what would happen in certain situations earned them. So you said in the twenty Fifth Amendment you said that it was the if the vice president and is that a majority of the Cabinet It doesn't say the cabinet, but it says. either. The principal officers of the executive departments, which presumably the cabinets. Or of such other body as Congress may may by law provide and then transmit that to the president of the Senate and the Speaker of the House in writing that the president is able to discharge the powers and duties of the office and a vice president shall immediately. The powers and duties of the office as acting president. And after nine eleven I know that they did a lot of rehearsals in the federal government on continuity of of office of. Women's. Rations where different departments were were role playing what would happen in certain situations would take over because you know we had homeland security by that point and. You know We've seeing the pandemic. The really does require the executive branch remedies, national responses to respond. So it's not just the president's even it's also does executive officers implementing a response to to something so so It doesn't sound like. There's been any kind of a transfer from president trump. He has not made Mike Pence the acting even though there were concerns about his oxygen levels and now we're getting the news that he could be discharged from Walter Reed. which is a good sign as far as health goes. So it doesn't sound like that. Could come into play here but I guess you know hopefully, it won't the always have to prepare. Right. Exactly and you know it. It's not as if he's on a ventilator right now. No. On even the news about him getting oxygen..
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"The votes that were attributed to that ticket went to that ticket still and so. I I don't know exactly. But I think that that's the most likely scenario is that there would probably be a dispute over. Leather Devos ardy chastised would still go to the trump tickets but with the order of succession. Thing awful were to happen to the president. Then vice president pence would be the next in line. It's just a matter of how that would go down and I think that would just invoke. Legal issues that would go into the courts is what I think. What happened on that? What I've I've heard is that it's possible that since early voting has happened, people have already voted for either the Democratic or Republican ticket that the parties. The party. If if their nominee is incapacitated that party there, committee would have to shoes potentially new candidate and it's possible that if they choose a new candidate, then what would happen is that whoever they whatever ticket they voted for would be considered a vote for that party since I guess the technicalities that they're voting for the electors to vote for the party's nominee. That's what I've heard I mean there's A lot of sense and I think if that were the case, I think committee would choose Mike Pence but to make it to to not make it any more. Confusing Than to keep it as simple and straightforward as possible that with the idea that people voted for that ticket knowing this indeed did happen to stop the ticket the next in line if they were already, you know the the I think that that would be the most sensible thing right and then the question would probably be if Mike Pence gets elevated, they would still have to choose a vice presidential candidate and I'm not sure what the procedures are per party there there might be specifics about what committee you know who gets to choose and what are the mechanisms but it I've read that's what it sounds like the party would have to choose. Why I think what concerns me is that? The regular order of things is so is a little. It's not on the talk of people's minds. Right but we've had right now we have the confirmation process going forward or an Connie Barrett and you've seen people try to stay. Well, that's legitimate because it's the last year of the presidency will impact the constitution says. The president doesn't can is to nominate the Senate is to confirm it doesn't talk about timing, but that has not stopped questions and trying to make it sound illegitimate even though it very much is. So I think the P. R. Aspect of what would happen would be. Pretty wish even though you know what you said happened with. The. straightforwardness of the ballots people voting for the ticket the Electoral College were nominating people to the call Electoral College? All of that makes her legal sense and but I think we might have some. Just Pr Wise I. Think they're waiting challenges. Demise the process whatever that process legitimately is right now you mentioned the twenty Fifth Amendment and I know there are a few mechanisms with the twenty Fifth Amendment. And you mentioned different presidents who've had to invoke that I recall when President Bush George W Bush was in office. He had a colonoscopy and he invoked it, which means that he basically handed off power to Vice President Cheney as the acting vice? President or I'm sorry is the acting president which can happen that's under the president's own volition. But I know there are also other mechanisms right I in in the twenty Fifth Amendment where the vice president and the cabinet can actually. Say that the president is incapacitated regardless of what the President says do you know anything about those those mechanisms say I mean it's the is section four.
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"So we all heard the stunning news on Friday morning around one am that president trump and first lady melania trump tested positive for covid nineteen, and this is just the latest in what has been a roller coaster year with an impeachment, a global pandemic natural disasters, racial divisions, presidential election, a raucous first debate, and now this and many others have also contracted corona virus like Chris Christie and senator. Mike Lee and we wish we wish everyone a quick recovery since the news came out that the president and his wife have covid nineteen. I've got questions about what this means for the election. If the president is in some way incapacitated, and again, we hope that none of this is necessary but it is an opportunity to discuss what could happen in a worst case scenario or any number of scenarios. Our guest today is Jane Hampton Cook She's a historian, the author of resilience on parade a book about the Women's suffrage movement and numerous other books in on American history I have a number of her books right now in my library here our listeners will recognize her since we had her on her on the show not too long ago. So Jane, thanks for being on our show. Thanks for having me so basically. Here we have the president potentially with an incapacitating ailment. Hopefully, that's not the case, but this brings up questions about what would happen so. What possibly could happen if he is incapacitated before the election I think that's where the twentieth amendment would be invoked because they passage of the men in sixties after Kennedy's assassination after. Dwight Eisenhower's. Illnesses in the nineteen fifties and so what would happen my understanding is that Mike Pence vice president would become acting president if the president is incapacitated and that they would have cheer Invo. Doing the paperwork, sending it over to Capitol Hill and in Mike Pence would be an acting president as long as the president is alive but he's incapacitated to that that would be. A scenario that could happen. Now, what would happen with respect to the election? What would be the implications of that? I. Think that's a little less lear because new certainly vice president pence his name on the ballot and you know there were some cases that. Were, you know vice presidential candidate died in..
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"Then said, well, why don't you switch your Mo has to quartermaster. Switched over, he started as a tank commander went to infantry. Then moved over into quartermaster went command school ended up. Placing first clashed in both both aspects of and then went back into infantry again, and so it's it's kind of interesting when you talk about our careers and how we have to do things in shift and shape. It's no different from a farm kid from Abilene Kansas. Right now, what do you think about Eisenhower's background and his family life? How did that influence his leadership style throughout his career? So midwesterners just in general. I always say that we are. We are measured people. We we tend to be very thoughtful whenever we do think sometimes we have temporarily he surely had a temper There's no doubt about that. But for the most part I, think that that his background his his. His importance to education doing the right thing and making sure that you had the ideas and thought through things fully before you execute them I think was one of those things that that really shaved his career. You have patent saying you know we need to go all the way into Russia. You have you have. Montgomery. Sitting there saying Oh. Gosh I want to be the first night sitting there saying. We need to work together. This is how we do it. This is the plan. This is the measure. More to their during the day. He actually wrote a letter to my great grandmother saying that you know if anything goes wrong, it is my fault. It takes all responsibility. Takes. Everything off everybody else. It in fact, it was it was. It was actually. Signed wrong. The date was wrong because he had so much pressure going Montreal and eventually. On June fifth. June six have happened and it was an absolute. Amazing amazing accomplishment when you think about it, but more importantly is that one of my favorite that he says is that. Plans me nothing but planning means everything and so the thought process of what will happen with this, what will have that effect that they made a fake harbor? Out of boats and pontoons, all of these things that you could get supplies into France all of those things played a major role. All of that stuff stems from not only understanding what fair values are having empathy understanding what what the next step would be I think that carried over into his presidency as well. Right now when you look at World War Two, you you you read about, Patton, you read about Macarthur and all the great military figures of that time Bradley I mean, you know the list goes on the class that the stars fell on and as they say and yet it was Eisenhower and of course, we have to say General Marshall and it was Eisenhower who became the president among all of them. What about him was was different from all the rest. That's a great question. I don't think I've ever been asked that question before. The truth is, is that besides Bradley think about the Egos and the sense of I'm a warrior I am important that went on during World War Two you have. Everything that was happening in the jetties front. Where no matter what was happening I? I. Was the one that was important. Anchors called of the damn aid ever. but never given the credit of what what he was able to do his strategies when the war started in one, thousand, nine, thirty, nine, I was Carl. You know by nineteen forty one he was to star actually planning out what was going to happen in. Japan? And then was moved into the front, the the European data, which is interesting. All of those things happen by themselves not because I was the guy going out and battlefield but because he was the guy that was thinking through what would happen if something else happened to be honest with you as exactly what you're doing? But it really is it goes back to your thought process how you're learning through things. One thing is, is that one of his first assignments every less less left-wing account Kinda like Ole tes. which was the last person to replace. Ronald, he actually became a coach. For his local is local base. For football I mean all of this stuff has do a strategy. Everybody was understood that he had the ability to think through the problems all the way through again, coming back to the presidency does follow him all the way through where it was able to do that. In addition to that, you believe that it didn't matter got credited songs the job got done and we talk about that all the time in hyperbole. But the truth is that that's how you get successful in life in general is that you don't care about where the credit goes. You just care if the job gets done and being a leader is making sure other people feel. And people are respected and most importantly, and this is something we forget today is being her. Because as much as we think about our own goes, it doesn't matter being in a leadership position as long as you. If you have people that that here you in you're hearing them you may not agree with what was the decision has but at least you've been heard, your point has been made and then the next step can be taken. Right, and I think that that's one of those qualities that as far as what you just said, not wanting the credit but wanting the job. Then that's one of those qualities that people want in a leader but aren't guaranteed in a leader because so many people in politics want the credit. And to be honest with you. Again, if he wasn't from Kansas I, don't think he would have had the same same type of thought process. is a different world there you know back then especially in Kansas, very humble background he knows he knows that people need to be heard. This is where this is roots in. Oh, his mother was was was very religious. It was taught to the most important thing is that he really believed that everybody opinion mattered we as individuals can accomplish some things but us as a group can accomplish great things. Right and one thing interesting about Eisenhower you have a a a figure who was who had worked and collaborated with just incredible figures of that time mentioned you know MacArthur. Mentioned Marshall, and also with other presidents, you know getting to know I mean it was FDR who put him that the task of? And then Truman and Kennedy Nixon what were those relationships like and I. AM. Very. Curious about your take on his relationship with Nixon. There's been so much written about that and for you it's it's for your family. It's a matter of family since Eisenhower Nixon families are married are related through marriage so So, so So take almost got replaced President Nixon almost got replace as vice president during during the first term but. I decided not to, and for whatever reason there is own, it doesn't matter. But. Over the time over over the time that I was in office as united. States. Vice President Nixon at the time was an incredible instrument of getting things done whenever I was for example in the hospital. You know at Walter, Reed having heart attack in nineteen fifty five was the first time. They tried to pass the interstate highway act right and fence. which is our national highway system than we currently and failed availed the because they believed it was a states right issue a tenth amendment issue didn't matter. They voted the interstate commerce caused it was it was a state issue stays problem which at that time it took fourteen days to.
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"In our previous episode. We covered the first president of the cold. War Era Harry S Truman. It was under President Truman. That America initiated its policy of containment to contain wooded considered the greatest threat to world peace the Soviet Union this new conflict. The Cold War was unlike anything ever before it now. Two nations dominated the globe and with the development of thermonuclear weapons had the capacity to destroy civilization itself. History had entrusted Harry Truman with defense of the free world and he confronted crisis after crisis always with the specter of nuclear war in the background but now Truman's presidency was over and he had left the world's stage in his place was one of the most capable and experienced leaders in American history. His name was Dwight. David Eisenhower the great hero of world. War Two the Supreme Allied Commander who had invaded Normandy defeated Hitler and liberated Europe now Eisenhower or Ike. As his friends called him had the responsibility of leading the free world during this dangerous time. Few people today can recall the major events or accomplishments of Eisenhower's presidency too many. He is Amir transitional. Figure the president who served during the Stale and Cookie Cutter Nineteen fifties between the years of war under FDR and Truman and the social upheaval. Under Kennedy and Johnson but Eisenhower was no mere interlude like Truman. His presidency was one of crises. When American credibility and nuclear war were constantly at stake every decision he made involved delicate balance of terror. That could mean either peace or annihilation. How Eisenhower maintained that piece in avoided? Armageddon is the subject of this episode of this American President.
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"And World War World War Two and then after the Cold War afterwards in how each of those lessons strengthen that generation to take on new challenges, and my hope is that it will do the same for our generation as well and our country. Yeah, I think it's I think a lot of ways though this does bring back a lot of those tough choices that America faced in the. The Early Twentieth Century in the Mid Twentieth Century, where I mean right now. I mean New York is talking about sort of the rationing ventilators, and this is obviously a really tough choice. Right because you have to decide who gets one based on age on viability, with the investment is going to be ultimately. The these are tough choices that no human wants to make but. When you think about. What Truman kind of questions Truman was asking himself at least a you know. Whether to drop the bomb on Japan, this was this was a really really really difficult choice. Right when you're talking about huge moral hazards and trade offs and things like this. What what? We, we've. We've had base by becoming so rich and so powerful and a lot of ways we've. We've sort of done away with a lot of these tough choices that our ancestors faced that we don't have to make choices between sacrificing life and wealth. At least up until now so I think in a lot of ways this bringing back a lot of those tough questions that not too long ago, our ancestors would have looked at them and said yeah, that's life. Yeah, no, that's true and. Obviously there's some silver linings that happen here and there I think that the people are just are adjusting to these things in many ways. They're staying home in spending more time with friends and family, and there's some good things and I mean you know it's really heartbreaking the stories you're hearing. I mean people. I have a friend who? Left a job that she had been for years at..
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"Basically the wives weren't thrilled about this because they're they're. They're training. They want to execute the mission well, but then they have to deal with all these PR events, but apparently the Hong. Kong is going on at that time in one of them. One other wives was really scared that they would contract this flu, and then go into space, and then get sick and one of the astronauts ended up getting sick, but it wasn't from the flu is mainly. It was A. You know stomach issues and things like that so anyways you see this story about flus and things like that that creep up every now and then, and it's really fascinating, and it's something I think. Historically more people will probably take a look at, and it's a good reminder to this stuff does happen. Yeah I think It's it's just. It's just interesting I think compared to just how seriously we take this this the this kind of thing, nowadays and you know I think back back to what we're saying at the beginning of the conversation. You and I were sort of tossing predictions as to what this would lead to. Again you know I thought would be disruptive I. Mean I think around what mid to late February you started to see the Dow tank. And I think for a lot of people. I saw it as a temporary setback, but I mean just. The global disruption in trade has been just astounding. The the Dow had lost. I, mean it I mean it was two thousand eight level sort of Dow doubt losses, and it was incredible to see a very bad way obviously That that made me think okay..
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"You know what has happened since then but obviously at the time they know that. And it's one thing to read about a crisis and to know. This was a very difficult time. It was a scary time. There was a lot at stake and people felt unsure. And it's another thing to live through it and I think right now we're living through that because you know for all the all the projections that are out there. I don't think most people predicted that this would happen. And none of us really know and it's GonNa end we don't know and we don't know what it's GonNa look like when life becomes normal again. I mean I hear about people talking about how this is going to change. Are People going to shake hands anymore? You know one one of my friends told me that you know she's from the South and people are very friendly in the south and But there's something different now when people see each other. There's kind of you know social distancing becomes kind of. There's almost like an element of of I don't know I I hate to say up. Maybe fear and so you know we're in a crisis right now. Very serious crisis At the same time I think that crises also bring out the best in people and our generation. I mean we've gone through a good amount. You know we went through nine eleven. We went the two thousand and eight. I mean we my generation being I guess you could say generation millennials. We grew up very comfortable. You know he grew up in the eighties nineties and and it was generally very good time in your case. It was the ninety s thousands. But we've also gone through some pretty tough times to you this included and so my hope is that just like in previous generations when you look at say the greatest generation that endured the depression in the war and World War World War Two and then after the Cold War afterwards in. How each of those lessons Strengthen that generation to take on new challenges and my hope is that it will do the same for our generation as well and our country. Yeah I think it's I think a lot of ways though this does bring back a lot of those tough choices that America faced in the Early Twentieth Century in the Mid Twentieth Century. Where I mean right now I mean New York is talking about sort of the Rationing ventilators and this is obviously a really tough choice right because you have to decide Who gets one based on age on viability With the investment is going to be ultimately the these are tough choices that no human wants to make but when you think about what Truman kind of questions Truman was asking himself. At least a you know whether to drop the bomb on Japan this was. This was a really really really difficult choice. Right when you're talking about huge moral hazards and trade offs and things like this. What what we. We've we've had base by becoming so rich and so powerful and a lot of ways we've we've sort of done away with a lot of these tough choices that our ancestors faced that we don't have to make choices between Sacrificing life and wealth at least up until now So I think in a lot of ways this is bringing back a lot of those tough questions that not too long ago. our ancestors would have looked at them and said. Yeah that's life Yeah no that's true and you know. Obviously there's some silver linings that happen here and there. I think that the people are just are adjusting to these things in many ways. They're staying home in spending more time with friends and family. And there's some good things and I mean you know. It's really heartbreaking the stories you're hearing I mean people. I have a friend who left a job that she had been for years at and she started a new job with a company. And now she's GonNa get laid off because of this. What happened? I mean it's it's just horrible. You know when you hear about people getting infected. I mean it's it's tragic and at the same time. Sometimes these things do bring out the best in people and I. I hope it continues to do so. Obviously you hear the stories of your friends who are in the medical profession. And they're just. They're working their butts off. They're not taking breaks. Their people's lives are in their hands. And you know they're they're putting themselves at risk because they're they're working with people that that have that could have the The virus or do have it. So that's definitely something that it's inspiring and we really hope and pray that they have the strength to do what they have to do and hope that our leaders have the wisdom to do what they have to do as well so I think we also have a lot of responsibilities that are that are put on all of us not just people working in the medical field and this is one of those those really tough times. That's going to. I hope at least bring people together without of course bringing them physically together and a lot of that is is a lot. It's new for us. It's weird that we've sort of defined the the the good thing you can do right now is stay at home. And and and keep clear of people to the to the greatest extent. Possible that the greatest way to help people out now and and yes even save lives is by staying home And that but definitely makes this challenge different than than any that I can remember where where the sort of the again the greatest act of heroism is just is just making sure that you are not flooding. The hospitals with more people right exactly well one thing. I also wanted to mention his that. Our Cold War series still going on and so we expect to have new episodes coming soon. We just finished our series on Truman. We have a series on Eisenhower. Coming up so going chronologically and we hope to still continue to bring you that That series and the episodes that come on after Eisenhower but again thank you to our listeners. We really appreciate your support Those who donated to our kickstarter and those who listen. We appreciate that so much It really it makes it all worth it. And it's great to share that passion with people and we just hope everyone stay safe. Do everything you can to stay safe and for your families The people that you love and make sure you still stay connected with people. That's very important and Joey thank you for your time. Just thank you for for being For being a prophet. I I feel like we need to Vegas. Let's go to Las Vegas or something I just.
"president" Discussed on This American President
"Things seem so distant in the past and they they're just truly not this this in the you can you can go online and basically most of the news you'll read today and for the past couple of weeks was about cove in nineteen and that's that's that's something. I don't think I have seen in my lifetime and so about history a very interesting example that I've been reading about lately and it's not an episode in history that I could say I've studied too much about but people are talking naturally about the great Spanish flu the great influenza of one thousand nine hundred eighteen to nineteen twenty ish about one hundred years ago and honestly that story I. It's fascinating what I've read about it. And just the cost that I mean it's just staggering right before that you had world war one in fact it was going on during World War One and that being the great war the worst war in history up to that time and that killed millions of people and it it introduced Just kind of new levels of of horror and agony that people were experiencing because of the war. You know people know about this. The trench warfare and Just the levels of casualties. That really dwarfed anything that happened previously and then after that or actually during that war the virus that would become the great influenza showed up in the soldiers as the United States soldiers as they were mobilising to go to Europe and I believe they sought in Kansas. You know when the soldiers were getting prepared to to go over to Europe and it followed them there and before you knew it. It spread like wildfire all across the world. And as we know it. It's known as the Spanish flu. Because so much of the world including the United States had basically a censored all information about it and President Wilson who was president at the time of the United States. he very vigorously his administration. Very vigorously prosecuted or enforce the Sedition Act which essentially made it illegal to speak out against the war and one of those things that might undermine the war. Effort was discussion of the pandemic which to me. It's really incredible. When you think about something like that. I mean I you know we live in a world today where we scrutinize everything. Our politicians say just one hundred years ago which is our grandparents may be great grandparents probably great grandparents lifetimes there was a situation where most of the rich nations wealthy nations of the world. They advanced nations and You know the United States we were all censoring this information and when you have a situation like that happening in which information is basically a life or death thing people did not have the information they needed in order to take the right precautions. So there's this amazing story of how officials in Philadelphia during World War One. They that this pandemic was a serious threat and there was a parade scheduled a parade in the city which in support of the war effort. And they knew that this pandemic virus could spread like wildfire. If you have an event like this but they still let the event continue. I mean it's it's really incredible. It's something that now. It's just unthinkable. Now you hear stories about people that are Going to the beach and all that kind of stuff and obviously a lot of people have strong opinions about that. Some people feel like that's very careless. Imagine if something like that happened where you know city officials basically Government officials suppressed any information about it. They allowed these big events to happen. And as a result of these events people gathered thousands of people got infected people died. And what's remarkable? Is that you look at the number of people that died Americans that died in World War One and you look at the number of people that died in Because of the great flew the influenza more people died in the great flew. The Spanish flu then died in the American civil war which was the war in which most Americans were killed. I mean this was a catastrophic event. I can't imagine living in a time like that. Imagine a time where a war is going on. People are getting killed and then a flu happens. Which is it's you know. Kills even more people and worldwide. You had fifty two hundred million people that died that dwarf even our statistics here in the United States. And this is after the civilized world had gone through World War One it's just staggering to me One thing that kind of adds to the against the fascination with that time is that there's a lot of speculation that woodrow Wilson himself. Actually got the Spanish flu. There's debate about it. Some people think that he had a heart attack but basically as the story goes in as a covered a little bit in our previous podcasts. Our previous episodes basically Woodrow Wilson. While he was negotiating the peace treaty which would become the Treaty of our Si- a at the end of World War. One he during the negotiations got very sick and apparently after this illness had began behaving erratically and changed his policy positions. He started thinking that there were spies around him which is very possible but he got very paranoid and started making decisions. You know erratically. And so essentially his his thinking kind of changed and the outcome of the treaty possibly was altered by that because Wilson decided to side closer with the allies against the Germans which led to a piece of vengeance which led to the resentment that fueled the rise of of Hitler. And Nazism. Now there's a long chain there many events I'm simplifying obviously but in some senses. It's possible that an illness. Perhaps the Spanish flu had implications beyond anything beyond anything. Anyone realized that the timing applications that had that had a great effect on how the twentieth century would turn out so really when you look at that story and how important it is to learn from that story and hope that we're learning from those stories today as we confront the pandemic. It's it's it is interesting to see does not look like at least from my perspective. That would Joe Wilson the handle this very well at all Earliest compared to At least how. We're how we're handling. Covert nineteen right now. I mean I mean you know a lot of people say that we've been laid on the ball and sort of dealing with it and it certainly seems that way if we heard about it you know months prior but the the you know Americans are every American is aware of what's going on right now every American. No matter what they're doing is at least aware that they should be inside and practicing social distancing that was not the case in the. Early Twentieth Century. Under Woodrow Wilson. Right and there's a great book out on that whole story it's about the pandemic generally speaking but it's called the great influenza the story of the deadliest pandemic in history it's written by historian named John Berry and one of the tag lines for that book is called the strongest. It says the strongest weapon against pandemic is the truth. And so that to me when you talk about information how important. That is really underscores. That and John Berry. He's one of those historians that does believe it. Wilson actually had The the Spanish flow. So I mean if you could think of a time where an heaven forbid but you're seeing so many people get the corona virus you know. You're seeing the celebrities Tom. Hanks you're seeing athletes. Get This and heaven forbid that it starts affecting people that are making decisions that really impact us. That already is happening right. I mean Boris Johnson. The the Prime Minister of the UK And so and so forth but none of this was theory during the great flu of one thousand nine hundred nineteen nineteen. This was actually happening. And I just can't even imagine what that must have been like for people when you hear about that and you hear about other flus other pandemics watching this documentary. Few days ago on Apollo eight the moon mission three missions before Apollo eleven but it was the first Apollo eight was the first mission to go round to go around the moon and come back. Didn't land on the moon but it went around this was in nineteen sixty eight and the interviewed one of the spouses without the wife of one of the Sorry one of the astronauts and before the mission the astronauts. So this is Frank Frank Borman Jim Lovell and Bill Anders. They actually went to the White House to meet with President Nixon and meet with a bunch of dignitaries and basically the wives weren't thrilled about this because they're they're they're training they want to execute the mission well but then they have to deal with all these PR events but apparently the Hong Kong is going on at that time in one of them one other wives was really scared that they would contract this flu and then go into space and then get sick and one of the astronauts ended up getting sick but it wasn't from the flu is mainly it was a you know stomach issues and things like that so anyways you see this story about Flus and things like that that creep up every now and then and it's really fascinating and it's something. I think historically more people will probably take a look at and it's a good reminder to this stuff does happen yeah I think It's it's just it's just interesting. I think compared to just how seriously we take this this the this kind of thing nowadays And you know I think back back to what we're saying at the beginning of the conversation you and I were sort of tossing predictions as to what this would lead to again. You know I thought would be disruptive I mean I think around what mid to late February you started to see the Dow tank and I think for a lot of people. I saw it as a temporary setback but I mean just the global disruption in trade has been just astounding the the Dow had lost. I mean it I mean it was two thousand eight level sort of Dow Doubt losses and it was incredible to see a very bad way obviously That that made me think okay. You know. This is happening in China. China's quarantining entire cities. This this has got to have If not just ramifications for for Asia definitely ramifications for global trade. And we're definitely seeing that affect now. Yeah you know one thing that I've been thinking about a lot lately. So we just released our Truman episodes. Joey you you played a big role in that. So we're very appreciative of getting those out there but one thing that the the big thing that keeps going through. Truman's administration is so story was that it was. It was literally crisis after crisis he turns because president during World War One or sorry World War Two has to decide to drop the bomb and then from then on. It's the crisis continues. You know he had the Cold War. He had Korea the hydrogen bomb. And you read these crises and you know how they end..
"president" Discussed on This American President
"A lot has happened since our last episode Many things have happened. I'm sure as you all know and the first I wanNA say is about. Oh maybe a month and a half ago so right now it is early April about a month and a half ago I was at work was talking to my co worker. Joey and Joey happens to be someone. Who's helped us out on. Editing our podcast. So He's actually been here with me as you know. We record our podcast. And he's been helping for about a two three episodes And I see him at work every day with our day jobs unrelated to the podcast and we were talking and I think just about current events and the economy stuff that you see in the news and he said to me that he thinks that there's something more to this corona virus and at the time it was still happening but mainly in Asia. It hadn't come over to the United States. It hadn't happened around the world yet but he basically said something to the effect of. I think there's more to this than what people are saying. And it's going to be a lot worse than what people think it will be and not only that but it's going to hurt the economy. It's GonNa really change everything and you know the economy. Generally speaking the news had been good and he he basically said that was going to change and me being you know the humble history guy that always talks about how you know. You shouldn't think you know the future. I basically scoffed at him. I said what are you even talking about Joey? There's no way that can happen. That's ridiculous Lo and behold it has happened. Joey is a prophet. Never Doubt Joey Brown ever again and so we decided to have him on odd. Cast right now. He's not just an editor but he is a a Modern Day Prophet. So Joey welcome the show. Thanks for having me Richard and just to clarify. I don't think that my pronouncement was Prophetic it was definitely just a guess. Just just the way. Things were seeming over Back in let's see you said earlier people now February ish a right and and the you could read news reports where it was talking about how China was corn teaming entire provinces. And you know it. It didn't seem good and I was. You know the fact that they're shutting down business over there suggest that it might be more than just and I think at the time with people were calling. It was just a variant of the flu and I think I think a lot of people were a little suspicious of that claim. You know your humility only confirms that you truly are a prophet. So I'm just GONNA leave it at that. I said I'm just kidding. I don't think you have some divine revelation on this but you definitely had a better grasp over what was happening than a lot of other people myself included so just wanted to say that. Joe Brown more than just an editor I. I think it had a lot more to do. With a general over arching sense of pessimism than it had anything to do with me getting it right I think over the last what four years. I haven't made a single correct political prediction so it was bound to happen at son-in-law the whole broken clock thing right right exactly. I think that's that's exactly what happened right right. Well that's good enough to get on our podcast so so. This is a special episode. Life is very different now. Obviously for everybody including ourselves. You know just like all of you. We have our day jobs and our responsibilities and this virus has hit us in the same way. And you know we are working from home. We're doing the social distancing and we had to try to find a way to record this podcast without being around each other and increasing the risk to anybody and so it's it's changed life for us. It's changed life for everyone else. Life Quarantine is quite different. It's quite an experience Joey. How how's this experience for you? It's it's difficult. I mean and I think and I think most people are finding that you know whether they're working from home or just trying to weather out this pandemic. It's it's really tough It's it's definitely. It's it's a struggle to find things to do every day when I'm not doing work in that yeah right and I mean obviously we have our families we have our our parents and our grandparents and everyone that we you know friends that we care about especially those in the vulnerable population. So obviously that's a concern for us and for everyone else and we just hope that everyone stays safe. And does all the right things with the social distancing and everything like that And one thing I will say is that it helps to have modern technology and being able to stay in touch being able to text people do skype calls and everyone's talking about zoom. Now all that stuff so that that's been helpful in the sense that you don't have to feel as isolated as as you would otherwise so okay. Well WE ARE HISTORY. Podcast and obviously. There's a lot of historical insights about this first of all the thing that really stands out to me. Is that this. Pandemic is really unprecedented for people for for people like US Americans People our age. Who grew up. I grew up in the eight hundred nine zero in the nineties and two thousands. And so it's funny because I think growing up there all these documentaries and movies talking about natural disasters right whether it's a major earthquake growing up in California. That's what people always talk about. And you hear about like bio bio weapons and things like that and and pandemics being one of those threats but And you you always hear in those those kind of programs that you know this could happen. And we're not prepared and government reports or agencies. We'll talk about how this is a possibility and yet really. It's something that none of us really honestly think could happen. I mean I. It's something they hypothetically could happen. But it's not something that all of us are kind of thinking. Oh man if that happens that's really going to change my life and I'm going to prepare for this and I think history is one of those things that can have a lot of value to this because history shows. No this stuff does happen. And they don't just happen in parts of the world that you don't know about they happen and you know the you know the the major countries they happen. I rode countries. They happen everywhere. I mean really pandemics. I mean it's a sign of just the kind of world we live in you know it's an imperfect world there are plagues. There are good things that happened in this world. There are bad things that happen in this world. Now that's something I've been thinking a lot of during this time. Where yes it is possible for something on the other side of the world super friendly effect people here and you know you think about the people talking about the wet markets in China and here. We are the world's strongest economy is basically shut down because of that it compared to two recent it least Semi recent viral outbreaks. This is definitely the most disruptive I remember and I think at least in my lifetime the two biggest ones of course where SARS and Murs and they they don't really I mean murmurs was an interesting one because I'm just doing quick research online There was an outbreak in in Saudi Arabia. Twenty twelve's and the it was. It was not a very infectious or contagious disease. That apparently it was transmitted from dromedary camels and on the first of the listeners who are really into camels they know that's a one humped camel. Yeah and it was transmitted to to to some person who had it and then they went to a hospital and transmitted to a bunch of other people and the death rate. I think the the the mortality rate for Moore's was like a third of people that caught it at least at least that's what the I think that the the whol was reporting Which is pretty high. But it wasn't able to spread that quickly and so or really well at all and in fact most of the time it was spreading it was in Sort of a medical setting the hospital setting where you have patients in close contact with medical providers And then they had another outbreak of murders in two thousand fifteen in South Korea where South Korean man was in. Bahrain came into contact with someone or a camel and brought it back to South Korea and there was a substantial outbreak in South Korea but they contained it pretty quickly But but I mean the the novel Corona Virus outbreak. Just I mean it. It's crazy the extent to which it's shutdown just everything. I was had been in Israel for a while before cove in nineteen really took off. You know this is just a month ago. Basically yeah a couple of weeks ago and then I had spent you know about a month. I guess a month since I had gotten there. Yeah and I I mean Israel locked down quite a number of things I mean stores hotels basically airbnb where the only thing that was open and I come back to the United States and go into grocery store. 'cause I I don't have food after I've gotten back and completely cleaned out of toilet paper and And for some reason all of the canned goods with the exception of Pinto beans. I don't think people like those very much so it was. It was quite shocking. I mean just I I I knew it would be or at least I thought it would be disruptive but not to the extent that it that it has been right and it's been a year twenty twenty. This year has been such an eventful year already. You have a things that honestly seem like years ago. But they were just months ago whether it was president. Trump's impeachment and that obviously in it of itself was a big historic event. Not An event in which the outcome was unexpected but still an event of note and then you have a lot going on with Iran and when when president trump ordered the death of general Sulejmani. You had Kobe Bryant Steph. You had the election which is its own thing and there was it looked for a while that Bernie Sanders is going to get the nomination and then Biden is defeated him and several primaries. And then miss so you just have. I guess it's just one of those years. You know you look at different years in history and some of them really stand out as far as being very eventful nineteen sixty eight being being one of them and right now. We're living through a year. That already has been quite eventful. And it's only April. I mean we're not even we're barely a third of the way court of the way there and it's weird the like this the the extent to which all of those events that you mentioned you know. Trump's impeachment Kobe. Bryant's death all these..
"president" Discussed on This American President
"What I try to impress upon folks. These your friends and everything by the way, if you live we're talking right now, and they are your friends in literally, right? Yeah. You may not know it a lot of agency folks out there in the civilian community. Go to church, go to the soccer games and your kids intermingle with their kids. And and so on they share your values. They are just forced by their profession to apply these common values and circumstances. You probably will never face and may never even know about. But they do share your values. Yeah. And that's one thing you talked about a lot as far as how how much you guys cared about the people that that worked for you guys, obviously and wanted to protect them for many kind of harm that might come from disclosures or anything like that. And that seems like a big responsibility for whoever is running those agencies now just a few things as far as the interesting things that happened day-to-day. I know that you you basically briefed the president on covert actions often in there for the briefing as well, the president Stalybridge sure, just you know, to know, what what all that is like as far as you can say and George Bush had a lot of time, George W so does dead, but George W Bush's the president, I served the longest time. Right. And he had a lot of time for intelligence, and he was an incredibly interactive client. He did not sit back passively and just let us drone on with the briefing. He engaged he pushed back. He asked questions. He said he would say that's not what you told me two months ago. Sure. And challenge things we were saying and so for an intelligence officer. That's that's pretty good client that someone that you appreciate. And he gave us the time. He took the president's daily brief in person six days a week every week of the year. Oh, wow. So you saw almost every day. But. Well. Someone in there like me. I saw him regularly on Thursdays, whereas suggested earlier I did the covert action briefing and you were appointed originally by President Clinton. Right. And just looking around. You know, have a lot of portrait's when you and president George H W Bush, what could you talk about those two men and just so I did not ever meet President Clinton in a professional capacity. Okay. Okay. My first meeting with George W Bush was a week or two after nine eleven. So he's been in office for what eight months when on. I saw them. I had worked for his dad, George H W Bush when he was president. I was on the national Security Council. Okay. And so I mean, he didn't know me all that. Well, but he was aware of that. I was on the staff you realize he was one of my predecessors. Hey, let's true. All right. So when President Bush w came out for my formal swearing in. He came into my office, and I had moved in with any of the knickknacks books, and so on and looks around just absolutely bare shelves and says to me and my family, you can tell a lot about a man by his library. And then I said. We're you're in this office before Mr President. We did you come here when your father. CIA president it. Nope. Too much of a security risk then. The sounds exactly like what he would say. That's great. And but since then as far as president, George H W Bush gotten to know him he came to the agency for our sixtieth anniversary celebration, right? We had a Texas barbecue on the front lawn. Great deal of affection for him from them workforce. Who remembered his time and the agency? And so you you become one of the alum do, and it's you know, you, obviously didn't always agree. Sure. Change directions from time to time you weren't for different presidents and so on. But once you've been in that job, you feel a certain kinship with everyone else who has been in that job to sure yes. And as far as President Clinton, you have you gotten a gnome and other. I briefed secretary Clinton. Okay. Several times. Okay. She was very quick study. Very smart..