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Biden campaign jumps on Trump tax-return story
"After The New York Times report detailing President Trump's tax return information for the past two decades. Indicated he paid little or no federal income tax. Mr. Trump called it fake and attacked it on Twitter later as illegally obtained CBS's Ed O'Keefe. Within hours of The New York Times report, The biting campaign was out with a new ad contrasting the tax burden of average working Americans. With the $750 in income tax that the president paid, and they're also out with new campaign buttons that read. I paid more income taxes than Donald Trump. White House correspondent Paula Read tells us small claiming loss is for many of his namesake businesses. Mr. Trump has maintained a lavish lifestyle by taking tax deductions on what some people would consider personal expenses, including housing and $70,000 in hairstyling for television appearances. Correspondent Nancy
Trump disputes report that he paid $750 in taxes while in office
"The New York Times says Donald Trump has paid little or no tax for most of the last two decades, just five weeks before he faces the U. S electorate, the newspaper says it has obtained Mr Trump's tax returns, which he has fought to keep private. He called it fake news Peter Bo's reports. The paper says the data shows his finances are under stress, beset by losses, with struggling properties and hundreds of millions of dollars in debt. It reports that Mr Trump aid only $750 in federal income taxes. In the year he won the presidency and another 750 during his first year in office. He paid no income tax it all in 10 of the previous 15 years, according to the paper. This, it says, was largely because he reported losing much more money than he made. New York Times says the records reveal the hollowness but also the wizardry behind the self made billionaire image. Mr Trump's opponents have Bean Swift to condemn his tax arrangements. The speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, said he had taken extraordinary measures to avoid paying his fair share of taxes. The campaign team for Mr Trump's rival Joe Biden, highlighted that teachers, firefighters and nurses all paid much more tax than the president.
Trump reportedly paid just $750 in federal taxes in 2016 and 2017
"President Trump a just $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and the same amount in 2017 that, according to a new report in The New York Times, The newspaper also says Mr Trump paid no federal taxes in 10 of the past 15 years, the president answered, rather addressed the report during the news conference at the White House. Actually, I paid tax butt and you'll see that this suit is my tax returns. It's under order. They've been underwater for a long time. The IRS does not treat me well. They treat me like the tea party like they treated the tea party. They don't treat me well. They treat me very badly. He called the report fake news but wouldn't go into specifics about how much he's paid. Political analyst Larry Sabotage says the story could have a big impact on the presidential race. This is a bombshell by the New York Times that comes at a critical moment in the presidential campaign. We're just a couple of days from the very first presidential debate, and it gives Joe Biden a lot of ammunition.
Trump's tax revelation, what are the highlights?
"Donald J trump paid seven hundred and fifty dollars in federal income taxes the year he won the presidency in his first year in the White House he paid another seven hundred and fifty dollars. He had paid no income taxes at all in ten of the previous fifteen years largely because he reported losing much more money than he made. So that's the lead. In this is in reporting from New York Times Sunday afternoon by investigative reporters Russ Butner Suzanne Craig, and Mike Macintyre now Russell Suzanne incidentally or two of the three that dropped the huge story on trump's finances in October of two thousand, eighteen ahead of the midterm elections. and that was fueled by the financial documents provided by Mary trump who is now suing the president and his siblings by the way for defrauding her out of millions of dollars. But back to today's story from the New York Times quote. The New York Times has obtained tax return data extending over more than two decades for Mr Trump and the hundreds of companies that make up his business organization including detailed information from his first two years in office. It does not include his personal returns for two, thousand, eighteen or twenty nineteen. This article offers an overview of times findings. Additional articles will be published in the coming weeks. So this one, hundred and ninety two paragraph long story is an overview of the times findings. this is the sparks notes the abridged version the Reader's digest abridged story. And I'm GonNa go over the key highlights with you. Hundred Ninety two paragraphs is the overview of what they found. And they're going to be releasing multiple stories in coming weeks for details about what they've uncovered an important caveat here by their very nature, the filings will leave many questions on answered. These tax returns that they got many questions will be unfulfilled. They comprise information that Mr. Trump has disclosed to the irs not the findings of an independent financial examination they report the trump owns hundreds of millions of dollars in valuable assets, but they do not reveal his true wealth nor do they reveal any previously on reported connection to Russia? This kind of makes sense why Sivan's needs the documents, right These data simply report revenue not profit in two, thousand eighteen for example, trump announced his disclosure in his disclosure that he had made at least four, hundred, thirty, four, point, nine, million dollars. The tax records deliver a very different portrait of his bottom line forty seven point four, million dollars in losses. So he announced his disclosure, he made four hundred and thirty, five million. In here it says he lost forty seven point four million. To that's what he filed his taxes as. All of the information that times obtain was provided by sources with legal access to it. So we can. Try to guess. WHO This to the New York Times prior to the election maybe somebody on the case who knew that the case wouldn't be Sort of we wouldn't see any fruits of that until after the election. I don't know I'd be guessing. These tax data examined. by The Times, provide a roadmap of revelations from write offs for the cost of criminal defense lawyer a mansion used by the family retreat to a full accounting of the millions of dollars that the president received from the twenty thirteen Miss Universe pageant in Moscow. So that's kind of a Russian dealing. The apprentice may trump a total of four, hundred, twenty, seven, point, four, million, which he then invested in a collection of businesses that we're failing mostly golf courses. They steadily devour cash much as the money he secretly received from his father the and how that financed spree of quixotic overspending that led to his collapse in the ninety. the picture that perhaps emerges most starkly from the mountain of figures and tax schedules prepared by Mr Trump's accountants accountants. MAZAAR. Clue. Probably got this from the Manhattan Da Somebody there. This is the picture that emerges starkly is of a businessman president in a tightening financial vice. Most of trump's core enterprises from his constellation of golf courses to conservative magnet. Hotel in Washington I guess it draws conservatives. They all report losing millions if not tens of millions of dollars year after year. His revenue from the apprentice and from licensing deals drying up and several years ago he sold nearly all the stocks that now might have helped him plug holes in his struggling properties and tax looms. And within the next four years more than three, hundred, million in loans and obligations for which he's personally responsible personally will come do. Over the next four years. And these records show the actual and potential conflicts of interest created by trump's refusal to divest himself of his business interest. While in the White House his properties have become havens for collecting money directly from lobbyists, foreign officials, and others seeking facetime access or favors. The record for the first time, put precise dollar figures on these transactions. Here's some examples at the Mar, a Lago Club, a flood of new members starting in two thousand fifteen allowed him to pocket an additional five, million a year from the business people paying for access at his Durrell Golf Course in Miami. The roofing materials manufacturer GIF spent at least one point, five, million in two, thousand, eighteen even has as its industry was lobbying the trump administration to rollback egregious federal regulations conflict. In two thousand Seventeen Billy Graham vandalistic association paid about four hundred thousand dollars to the Washington Hotel where the group held at least one event during its four day World Summit in defense of persecuted Christians. Then when he took office Mr Trump said he would pursue no new foreign deals as president. Even. So in his first two years in the White House is revenue from abroad till seventy three, million dollars. And while much of that money was from his golf properties in Scotland and Ireland some came from licensing deals in countries with authoritarian leaning leaders or thorny geopolitics. For example, three million from Deteriora- from the Philippines two point three, million from India and one million from Turkey. Now the data also contains. Revelations about the one hundred, thirty, thousand dollars payment to Stephanie Clifford Stormy Daniels. The, which is one of the focuses of the Manhattan da Subpoena for trump's tax returns. Another financial information another clue that that might be where they got this. However. They say that it has no new revelations, but there is kind of a revelation because trump has acknowledged reimbursing cohen. Who made the? Payoff. But the materials obtained by The Times did not include any itemize payments to Cohen. The amount however could have been improperly included in legal fees written off as a business expense which are not required to be itemized tax returns that says to me. That trump. Didn't make the payoff where he would have had to have itemize it. Which says to me. It was improperly recorded. As a business transaction. At for legal fees, which is another thing to Manhattan as looking at. Business fraud. Falsifying business documents. Now, no subject has provoked more intense speculation about trump's finances than his connections to Russia while the tax records revealed no previously unknown financial connection and for the most part lack specificity required to do. So they did shed light on the money behind the two thousand thirteen Miss Universe pageant in Moscow at the subject of Enduring Intrigue Because of subsequent investigations into Russia's interference in two thousand sixteen. So basically what the time saying here is that there's nothing itemized here about Russia, but there wouldn't be because it's not required to be in tax returns but boy, did we see something interesting about the? Miss Universe Pageant in twenty thirteen. The records show that the pageant was the most profitable Miss Universe during trump's time is co owner and that generated a personal payday of two point three million dollars made possible by the Aguilara F- family at least in part who would later help set up the infamous twenty sixteen trump tower meeting. For. Officials seeking dirt on Clinton with Veselnitskaya who is now we know connected directly to the Kremlin. The record show that in two thousand thirteen to paget reported thirty one point six, million in gross receipts. That's the highest since at least the nineties allowing trump and his co owner NBC's split the profits of four point seven million by comparison trump and NBC lost two million on the deal the year before. Moscow and made three point eight million from the one the year after. So it appears the Russia one. Made money and made a lot of money a lot more money than it ever has before. So did. Russia overpaid trump for this event. Wonder why? In Two thousand, thirteen?
Donald Trump 'paid $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017'
"Have just become the latest election year controversy. The president has denied a report today from The New York Times the claims he paid virtually no federal taxes over the last 15 years. This after the Times examined Decadesworth of the president's tax returns, the paper says. President spoke at a news conference at the White House shortly before the Times posted that report today. He insists he has paid taxes but claims he still can't share specifics. It's totally fake news made up We went through the same stories. You caressed me. The same questions for years ago had a litigate this and talk about it. The total fake news No actually paid tax butt and you'll see that assumes my tax returns. It's under order. They've been underwater for a long time. He also accuses the I rs of treating him quote very badly. The Times report claims that the reason President Trump hardly paid any federal taxes was largely because his losses were so much more than he took in and when he did pay, it wasn't much of a correspondent Andrew Denberg reported times. Obtaining over two decades of tax return data for President Trump and his business organization showing he paid just $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and $750 more his first year in the White House. According to the Times, the president has paid no income taxes at all in 10 of the last 15 years. Time, says President Trump's tax filings. Show quote Mr Trump has been more successful at playing a business mogul, then being one in real life well, just one day before
Trump Insists New York Times Report That He Paid $750 In Tax Returns While In Office Is ‘Made Up’
"Just weeks to go until Election Day. President Trump is now denying a bombshell report in The New York Times the claims he paid virtually no federal taxes for much of the last 15 years. He spoke today shortly before that report was posted on the Times Web site, calling it fake news and insisting he will release his tax returns after an audit arrest does not treat me well, they treat me like the tea party like they tried with the tea party. They don't treat me well, They treat me very badly. You have people in the IRS treatment very, very badly. But they're under audit. And whether or not I would be proud to show President Trump is fiercely guarded his tax returns since announcing his first run for office back in 2015. Times report shed some light on why that might be is correspondent Mark Rebel Art explained. New York Times says it's examined decadesworth of President Trump's taxes and says they ultimately show that quote Mr Trump has been more successful at playing a business mogul, then being one in real life. The report says President Trump paid no federal income taxes in 10 of the last 15 years, largely because his losses were so much more than what he took in The Times also says looming over the president as he seeks reelection is an ongoing IRS audit as well as $300 million in loans that will come due in the next four years. President Trump is the only president in modern times not to make his tax returns public
Donald Trump paid $750 in federal income taxes in 2016
"Fake news. Say. We went through the same stories. You can arrest me the same questions for Mirza. Go ahead, Litigate this and talk about it. A total fake news President Trump White House news conference tonight about The New York Times reporting that it's gotten a hold of some of President Trump's tax records and reports Mr Trump paid $750 in federal income tax is the year he won the presidency in 2016. He paid another $750. He paid no income taxes at all in 10 of the previous 15 years, Plus, the Trump tax Records show, says the Times he's sold nearly all the stocks that now might have helped him plug holes and struggling properties and within the next four years more than $300 million in loans for which President Trump is personally responsible come due.
Trump assails Black Lives Matter in appeal to Black voters during a campaign event in Atlanta
"President Trump sells the black lives matter, Move it and it appeal to black voters. President Trump on Friday assailed the black lives matter movement as an extreme socialist organisation that is harmful. The black Americans. Mr Trump criticized the organisation for calling for finding to be reduced or redirected from police departments during a campaign event in Atlanta. He sought to blame violence and destruction that has accompanied some racial justice protests and U. S cities on Black Lives MATTER, President Trump expressed confidence that the justice system would hold wrongdoers accountable and describe the push to defund the police as threatening the public safety.
Trump expected to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to fill Ginsburg seat
"CBS News and other news outlets reporting that federal Judge Amy Cockney Barrett is expected to be President Trump's nominee to fill the open Supreme Court seat that, according to multiple sources, involved in or familiar with the process. The Washington Post Robert Costa also saying every indication is Barrett will be the pic. But it's not a done deal yet would add the caveat that the president has said he will announce on Saturday evening at 5 P.m. eastern. His Dick and with President Trump, having covered him for nearly 10 years, even as a businessman, you know, he can always change his mind. So every indicator from my top Republican sources that the president's leaning toward Coney Barrett Barrett is the only potential nominee known to have met with Mr Trump in person.
Barr briefed Trump on investigation into discarded ballots in Pennsylvania, northwest of Philadelphia
"Attorney General William Barr briefed President Trump this week on the details of an ongoing Justice Department voter fraud investigation, According to department official Ah, highly unusual move that raised new questions about any role the department has in Mr Trump's reelection bid. The bar told the president that federal investigators in Pennsylvania were examining whether local election officials had discarded nine million votes. At least seven of which that were cast for Mr Trump, the official said after he was briefed this Trump publicly referenced the discarded ballots in a radio interview on Thursday, and the U. S
Fight over Trump tax returns goes to appeals court — again
"Court will hear arguments today in President Trump's long running fight to keep his tax returns out of the hands of Manhattan D A Cy Vance. Mr. Trump's lawyers appealed to the second U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals after a District court court judge judge last last month month rejected rejected their their efforts efforts to to invalidate invalidate a a subpoena. subpoena. Yes, Yes, you you do. do. Trump's Trump's accounting accounting firm firm by by the the D. D. A's A's office office a a temporary temporary restraining restraining order order blocking blocking tax records from being turned over. He is now in effect. The president says he expects the case to go to the U. S. Supreme Court. Making it unlikely that this dispute will be resolved before the November election.
Trump declines to commit to peaceful transfer of power
"President Trump is trying to defuse a controversy stemming from a Wednesday White House news conference question where you would, whether or not he would commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he's not reelected to a second term. If you remember Hillary Clinton just a week ago or so told Joe Biden do not accept the results of the election under any circumstances, But you don't ask her that question. You only asked me the question Earlier in the day, White House press secretary Kayleigh Mcenany I told reporters that Mr Trump would accept the results of a free and fair election, she said. The question was to which Mr Trump was responding was prefaced with quote, win, lose or draw. Unquote.
Mary Trump alleges in lawsuit her family 'fleeced' her out of millions of dollars
"Niece, who Panda best selling tell All book has now filed a lawsuit alleging that Mr Trump and two of his siblings cheated her out of tens of millions of dollars. The lawsuit alleges that Mr Trump conspired with a sister and a brother to portray themselves to marry trump his protectors while they instead took her share of minority interests in the family business. Mary Trump inherited the interest when her father, Fred Trump Jr. Died back in 1981. The suit seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages. Case. CBS
Bernie Sanders says Trump threatens to undermine American democracy
"The president won't contest the outcome of the November election, even if it doesn't go his way, did it after the president refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power, saying, We'll have to see what happens. His spokesperson pledges Mr Trump will quote accept the will of the American people. Kayleigh Mcenany suggests it's Democrats who won't You have that beautiful quote from Hillary Quint Clinton that Joe Biden should not concede under any circumstance, So I think you're fitting is more question more fitting fitting question for Democrats. Clinton's quote from last month has her, saying Biden should not concede because she believes the election will drag out. Stephen Portnoy. CBS NEWS One Time contender, Bernie Sanders is calling for an independent commission to oversee the process. This is not just an election. Between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. This is an election between Donald Trump and Democracy. And democracy must win. The president
Trump pays respects to Ginsburg in Washington, DC; protesters chant 'vote him out'
"Was was heckled heckled by by protesters protesters who chanted vote him out as he paid his respects to late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg today. President and first lady Melania, both wearing mass stood silently at the top of the steps of the court and look down at Justice Ginsburg's flag draped coffin. Mr Trump is called Ginsberg and Amazing Woman. Protesters also briefly chanted Honor her wish reference to Ginsberg stated wish that she would not be replaced on the court until after the election. Senate
Trump and Biden's Diverging Visions for American Foreign Policy
"In our ongoing election coverage were taking a deep look at how president trump and democratic. Presidential nominee Joe Biden differ on major policy issues. Today, we're going examine foreign affairs mark. Stewart spoke with the journals national, security reporter Warren Strobel. A lot of attention in recent days to the Middle East obviously president trump is touting success with peace accords with Israel. Let's talk about the trump approach versus the biden approach. Yeah I mean in the waning weeks of the campaign here Mr Trump has secured really historic agreements from the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to make peace with Israel and recognize it diplomatically big achievement. No. Matter how you count it. I think most people would agree but there are fundamental differences between the Republican Democratic candidates particularly when it comes to Saudi Arabia Mr Biden has said that he would review relations with Saudi Arabia, which is probably the most important US ally in the Middle East that he would consider stopping arms sales he's been very critical of their killing of the journalist dissident. Jamal Kashogi Mr Trump on the other hand has declined to put pressure on Saudi Arabia. Really. In any significant way he sort of dismissed defining by the CIA that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman probably ordered the killing of Mr. Kashogi and he has vetoed congressional moves to limit arms sales to Riyadh. Saudi Arabia obviously issues in the Middle East but also Iran. Let's talk about the different approaches there. Yeah. Here again, that's quite a stark difference Mr Trump. Two thousand seventeen withdrew from the Iran nuclear accord known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on. He has launched a campaign of maximum pressure designed to limit Iran's ability to cause trouble in the region and try to force it back into talks. He's also by the way in recent days Mr Trump has said get reelected around will come to the table and we can make a deal real quickly. Mr Biden has said he would go back into the nuclear agreement. He would get the United States back into that agreement if Iran also returns to compliance. So again, Joe Biden is tough on Iran but he is much more. I think looking at diplomatic track to try and halt their nuclear program. Another region of interest is certainly Europe. Obviously there are economic issues, their political as well as military issues. When we look at Europe, how big of a role does the relationship with NATO play in this discussion? You know I think it plays a significant role. NATO's the probably the most important and one of the longest standing alliances that the United States has. Important economically in terms of the trade between the United States and Europe, and important strategically given its role in sort of countering Russia Russia intervention in places like Ukraine Belarus. Again there's differences here though Mr Trump has been pretty critical of NATO. He demanded that all the countries live up to. A promise they made to spend two percent of their GDP. Self. Defense, and there have been rumors that he might withdraw from NATO entirely or want to. This is Chris from Mr Biden who again stressing the importance of good alliances with Europe and other parts of the world. You. Briefly mentioned Russia, where are the distinctions in viewpoint and policy between the two candidates? That's a good question. I think the trump administration has been in terms of my reporting and analysis sort of a weird bee's when it comes to Russia Mr Trump himself. No has been quite friendly with and trying to strike a good relationship with Vladimir Putin, but the people in the middle and. Upper levels of US government agencies are taking much more dim view, Mr Putin, and actually you know the US has done a lot of sanctions and other actions against Putin during Mr Trump's terms. So there's sort of a kind of a bipolar aspect to his administration's dealings with Russia Mr. Biden. I think has been more critical. Putin personally and has said he would stand up to Mr Putin on things such as election interference the Russian incursion into Ukraine and other things like that.
Trump will pay respects at Ruth Bader Ginsburg memorial in Washington, DC
"His respects to the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The president will join Mourners at the Supreme Court where the late justice is lying in repose. Her casket is on display outside the court building for two days of public viewing. Mr Trump has said Ginsburg was an amazing woman who led an amazing life is moving quickly to name her successor with an announcement set for Saturday. Whitehouse correspondent Craig Clugston Infectious
Walmart agrees to back Trump's TikTok "education fund"
"To back on Education Fund linked to that deal to keep video sharing app TIC tac taking course Why not Mad Piper reports. The financial contribution will come from the new company that emerges from the unusual transaction called Tic Tac Global. The arrangement will allow the APP to continue operating in the U. S. After the Trump administration threatened to bet it over national security concerns yet to be decided, is how much money WalMart and Oracle would contribute to the fund and how it would be used at a rally in North Carolina last weekend. Mr Trump said an element of the deal for TIC Tac would be to create a $5 billion education fund dedicated to teaching quote the real history of the US Matt Piper.
"mr trump" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
"In a dead heat it has Buddha Judge Judge twenty-three in Sanders at twenty four. The Emerson poll. That came out same day it has sanders further ahead at thirty two with Pooja twenty-three and monmouth which came out the day before had sanders anders within spitting distance of Buddha Judge Sanders Twenty four Buddha judge at twenty bottom line is that that lead has shrunk from medically for Bernie Sanders. Who is getting a big bump from Iowa? Part of that is due to the media coverage Bernie did win the most votes in Iowa. But he's unlikely to win the most delegates it's basically a dead heat and Bernie is expected to do really well in Iowa. Buddha judge was kind of left for dead a few weeks ago well. Buddha judge obviously did really well in Iowa and now he's doing really well in New Hampshire. Now these are very very white states and either Bernie Norbu judge has a lot of black support. Which is why I suggest that if Buddha judge actually overcomes Bernie then that's GonNa leave it up in a pathway for Joe Biden in places like South Carolina because Buddha judge does not have the national organization? That Bernie has Bernie has been starting to make some inroads into minority communities in ways the Buddha judge simply has not all the Buddha judges have far more innately talented politician than Bernie. Sanders is boo. Judge has also been able to work this magic where he pretends that he's moderate when he is absolutely not moderate. I mean super not. Moderate by the way Biden is completely collapsing in New Hampshire as well Biden is falling apart. Elizabeth Warren is stagnant. I think she is Toast Biden. At least can make the case to his people that if he holds onto South Carolina. Maybe he'll do okay there but again the polls in South Carolina been tightening fairly a lot as well biden is now running at like eleven percent in the last two polls in New Hampshire just Zastava stuff for Joe Biden. He's going to have to show some signs of life to his supporters. He is going to be toast. Forthwith now with all that said the latest East Carolina you pull still shows Biden blowing everybody out in South Carolina. Rachel's is Biden at thirty seven. This is taken pre I with Biden at thirty seven Tom Steyer at nineteen and nineteen and that actually is a sign of possibility for Michael Bloomberg. Right because Michael Bloomberg is just like Tom Steiner. Except more so Tom Sawyer. Spent like seventy five million bucks. Bloomberg has been two hundred million dollars on this race particularly in Super Tuesday states so this race is a complete complete match. The person with the easiest path by far at this point is burning because Bernie is the most well-known. He's got a machine. He's got a movement behind him and he has a lot of small dollar donors that are just throwing throwing off money right. All of that shows benefit for him but the fragmentary nature of the field. And the possibility that you could see. Let's say that. Let's say that Bernie. Let's say that Biden falls apart so badly South Carolina he gets out well that opens the door to either Buddha judge or Bloomberg or somebody else so it's a mess Out There Biden for his part is panicking. He's prepping for the debate. But what exactly is he going to do that. He hasn't done before. Presumably is going to have to get aggressive with Bernie presumably is gonNA GONNA have to get aggressive mostly with bondage attack. Buddha Judge Buddha judges pretty been fairly smoothly on defense I put a judge has been able to sort of push off all the attacks on him and also also. I'm not sure that the experience attack really matters much Democrats. They elected to the presidency twice. A guy who had had five minutes in the United States. Senate if they really wanted somebody who had done anything in his life. They wouldn't be looking at Bernie's Ernie who's been a useless piece of crap for the last six decades and the the the bottom line is that they're looking for somebody who sort of mirrors vision makes them feel good about themselves and Buddha judges doing that far more so the Biden. This is the problem for Joe Biden according to The Washington Post outside the castle themed Radisson Hotel where Joe Biden has been staying. His campaign bus was parked and ready for events but on on Thursday just five days before the crucial primary here. The candidate was nowhere to be found. Biden spent Thursday gathered with his top advisors at his home in Wilmington Delaware seeking reset and perhaps a last ditch effort to save his candidacy beginning with debate on Friday night. He'll no public events he's set to appear on all the Sunday shows on Sundays. He needs the publicity following dismal results. In the Iowa caucuses that have rattled many in his orbit. His campaign is now simultaneously trying to lower expectations here. Some suggesting that. Consider a Finnish as low as third-placed victory while bracing for a second straight difficult election day in one troublesome signed signed for the financially strapped campaign. Canceled nearly one hundred fifty thousand dollars in TV ads in South Carolina which votes February twenty-ninth and the spending Nevada whose February twenty-second contest follows. New Hampshire's the move seemed to acknowledge. The binds campaign cannot sustain a continued run of bad news. Which of course is true? He needs to win. Nevada outright Dick Harpootlian South Carolina state. Senator said from a Biden Haydn perspective. There's going to be a course correction all three states before Super Tuesday. He's got to have sharp elbows. WHO suggested those inside? The campaign realized the gravity of the moment that Biden. Had you better explain the differences with his opponents. The problem is that his campaign is not exactly built for Comeback Kid. Bill Clinton New Hampshire type moments. Right it's an old campaign. It's a daughter in campaign campaign. He hasn't bothered to do any of the groundwork. Just assumed who's going to sail to the nomination that he was owed the nomination and people didn't feel that way about him in the same way that they felt about. Hillary Clinton are Boolean says history may right the best thing that ever happened. Joe Biden was getting punched in Iowa. It woke him up his campaign up his supporters up. They were complacent. You've got to talk about the other guy but at least on Thursday was the other guy talking about Biden. PEBA judge was going after Biden. He said if your focus is on ability it ain't Biden. WHO's the most electable? It's me now in a second we're GONNA get to Bernie versus Buddha judge because now this is a three candidate race and really one of those candidates is in serious trouble right that candidate. WHO's in serious trouble? The most obviously is is Biden. And we'll talk about the radicalism of people to the judge which has been completely ignored right. He's been able to pretend that he's actually a member of the moderate Coterie simply because Bernie is an out and out socialist and Buddha. Judge isn't a bourges. No moderate. We'll get to to that in just one second I. The Second Amendment is incredibly important. The reason that I am a gun owner is for ideological end. Self defense reasons. The Second Amendment was designed to protect your rights the whole purpose of the second amendment. It is to protect you from a government that would violate the second amendment you know. I feel really strongly about this. Our founding fathers also felt strongly about this else feels strongly about this the.
"mr trump" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
"Okay so as I say. President trump gives this fairly ridiculous presser. and was I mean. Let's just be real about this. It was hilarious but can also be ridiculous. Many things can be true. Once that things things can be entertaining and also ridiculous. See every Michael Bay movie like ever or or John Woo's face offering many things are ridiculous and also wildly entertaining. But the the the the tut-tutting is what made trump president and maybe the tut-tutting that keeps from present. What I mean by that? Is that the wildness perception. That American politics in the absence from is perfectly healthy organism that American politics without trump is perfectly great and that is just trump who ruined. Everything is such my optic bullcrap. It really is. It's not true at aw if you WanNa talk about the institutions and the people who ruined American politics long before trump came on the scene. You'RE GONNA have to look across the aisle to Nancy Pelosi. Nancy Pelosi really let the cat out of the bag the other night eh. She ripped up from state of the Union address. Because she'd been trying to do this whole I'm above all this. I'm I'm so I'm above this. I'm the adult in the room. And then at the end of the state of the Union and in pre preordered fashion ramming. She had she had planned this. She tore up president trump state of the Union address. We know she planned this. Because there's actual video of her free ripping the paper because you WanNa make sure that her hands could actually get through the paper. It's why she knew that she wasn't going to try to rip up the entire speech. She separated into several parts manufacturing. She practiced this thing right so it was preordained. Childishness is preplanned childishness. And this has been the nature of American politics for a long time from not preplanned right. Trump is just. I'm going to go out there and spew childishness but the Democrats. It's been preplanned. It's been organized in. It's been backed by the media so the media were going nuts yesterday. Over president trump say the media before it gets it Pelosi because they're really two suspects aspect in my view in the death of American politics. Has I think trump's the corner not the murderer so core the actual suspects there are two real suspects in my view suspect number one is the media media and suspect number two are the Democrats who were cannon glove with media in the media are suspect because the media have been acting childish since day one. It was the media who are promoting the Bushes Hitler her Bush's awful Bush's lying about the war in Iraq bushes the danger to the community. He's a he's a chimp. He's an idiot. They did the same thing with Ronald Reagan. They've been doing it for decades and then it turns out that the American people bridled against that and they went to other sources of information and the media just doubled down on all of this. The media lost all of their legitimacy long before trump came on scene one again. It's so funny. The media declared trump the murderer of the media because he says be because he says things like fake news all the time they fake news. The Oh my God oh my God attacks on the press press guys. We all knew that you were fake. News trump just set it gave Newt Gingrich said it in two thousand twelve and got a bump in the Republican primaries. They has been a long going narrative on the right and it is not untrue. And we say you're fake news doesn't mean everything that you report is fake. It means that all of you who portray yourselves as the journalistic explainers of the world. All of you who portray yourself as the objective journalists who are attempting to bring fat and separated from opinion. Nearly all of your Democrats and you filter everything through that Democrat Lens. That's what makes you fake news if you if you say your opinion news you're not fake your exactly what you say you are but you know and so this is why everytime trump does something and the media reveal their own biased asked and reveal their own predilections all their doings underscoring why trump is the corner. Not The murderer. So here is here's what. CNN was doing during trump's speech. Yesterday Saturday I mean this was their Kyron right. Is There Chiron. Kyron is supposed to be the objective description of what is going on no editorial ization instead of trump speaks from east east room in acquittal. Celebration there Chiron yesterday said trump vindictive and vulgar in impeachment acquittal. Celebration again that's that's editorializing. It's clear editorializing realizing so. I'm supposed to think that president trump ripping on CNN is somehow inappropriate when CNN is ripping on trump. Now you may think that it was vindictive and vulgar. I mean it was pretty Vindictive v I think it was far less vulgar but regardless that is at its editorialized that is not an objective description of reality at least not again. You WanNa give your opinion. That's fine Don't pretend that that is an objective description of reality and then you had Gloria Borger and Briana Keeler going on trump on CNN yesterday and really just clutching watching their paroles. Not just saying not just rolling okay. That's trumping trump. And that's what trump does instead. It was just. How could anyone to this kind of thing in American politics American politics the home of dignity? How can we do all of us? Come on. You've been watching. The president of the United States with an unscripted vindictive time profane angry rambling response vence to his impeachment. Acquittal started out with the president coming out into the East Room to ruffles and flourishes and then immediately turned into an avalanche of grievance against everybody. It was vindictive as you pointed out it was full of revenge. It was mean-spirited it was poisonous. It was Faisal. Wow can you clutch those pros any hurry. Clutch does pros in your heart. OR THEY'RE GONNA turn into diamonds in seriously. It's it's it's pretty astonishing and again and then when trump says you guys hate me like well. Yeah they they do and they pre existed him okay. CNN was round and criticized. Long before. This I mean I was on CNN in like twenty fourteen before Donald Trump was running for president talking explicitly about the fact that during the Gaza war that was happening between to come out in Israel that come out could not have had better spokespeople than CNN. I mean CNN has been unbiased for an extraordinarily long time. So get the media. Wish to make it that president trump's childishness and vindictiveness and thin-skinned this that all of that is the death of American politics and it's like no trump is is just the symptom and also the coroner of everything that is going on C. N. N.'s. John Harwood doing the same routine so so John Harwood comes out. He says well. This guy is in psychological distress weird weird I don't remember them. psychoanalyzing Barack Obama when he was literally crying during some press conferences about mass shootings and remember them doing a deep dive into his psychology. I just remember them celebrating his motion. I don't remember when Barack Obama was saying things about bringing guns tonight fights politically them. Talking about Barack Obama's vindictive nature or in two thousand thousand nine during the financial meltdown when he suggested that he would let the pitchforks. Have the bankers. I don't remember people in the media suggesting well. Isn't that a vindictive spiteful no then they were busy celebrating Barack Bama it's but when when Donald Trump is donald trump then all of a sudden. We're going to go into full psychological analyses by John Harwood. Who last I checked is not psychologist or psychiatrist? But in any case there was this was a very disturbing Tableau for the country It was dark because he's made clear that his mind minded dark. This is somebody in deep psychological distress right now. Self pitying insecure angry. He said almost plaintively at the end when he I was reading a text from struck to page Where he said I'm a good per I'm not a bad person? He he was sort of imploring people to accept that view of him. And the more that you got from media on a score the more trump dumping all over meteorology. Okay fine okay fine. I mean at least Chris. Matthews says who he is but Chris Matthews lays it out what the media actually thinks. This is where I like. Chris Matthews Chris Matthews in hiding the ball right. I mean Chris Matthews is of the left. He knows he's of the left. He says he's of the Left. It's the the people like Andrew Mitchell proclaimed. They're not of the left or the problem of Chris Matthews. Yesterday's say he's as a cut leader cult leader. Jim Jones feet up really cool eight GONNA die. Jim Jones who supported important half the Democrats in Congress. He's a leader. He's calling for a fight to the death. which by the way would be like amazing power in any case is go go go to the show get rumpled rumpled nick talking about banishing banishing Mitt Romney from the party? That's the language of a cult banishment. It's not a language of the constitutional of our American American tradition. Banishment for the one guy who dared to the United States. Senate vote to convict. I think it's also an attempt by the president. Basically tell his troops. Here's the fighting align right now. We're going after everybody. Who went after us? We're GONNA fight to the death we're GonNa get them so suspect number one in the death of the American political scene the media okay. The media have a lot of blame to Karen. I know they're a bunch of people on the left and they say well yeah. Polarization of the media is the providence polarization. The media is not the problem dishonesty in the media is the problem and there are people out there on the left side. Will you have left. Is Cheers Tumbler. On your on your table. Aren't you contributing to the death of American politics. No I'm honest about who we are over here right. We don't really like the political left very much by which I mean not liberals but people who is to shutdown debate people who believe that people should be a platform for having a finally eight and absolutely mainstream point of view. I'd rather than everybody be honest like Chris Matthews than dishonest like the folks over at CNN. Okay so suspect. Number one members of the media get suspect number two in just one second. I let us talk about something something that will make you comfortable. I'm talking about Tommy. John Underwear dudes. Valentine's Day is just around the corner..
"mr trump" Discussed on The Takeout
"You're listening to the takeout from CBS News Radio, and I'm Stephen Portnoy from CBS News Radio, the White House correspondent who sits right behind major Garrett in the briefing room as major Garrett is the author of the new book. Mr. Trump's wild ride. A fantastic book had takes you inside some of the crazier twists and turns of the last eighteen months and and the ones that were stand the test of time, you know, ones that are history, and if I could say something semen on behalf of both of us, I just want to thank our audience on CBS early podcast adopters and on more than forty radio stations around the country. You get the vibe of the show. The show does not pander to you, ideologically allows you and requires you to listen to people on the right on the left and the centre, and I just wanna thank you for picking up on what this show tries to do. And if you have a modicum of respect or appreciation for what this tro to show strives to be. It's all in the book what the show strives to be replicated in the book. And that's the best advertiser not give work. Well, I'll second all this points. One of the things we were talking about for the break that I learned that I didn't know now is that in may of twenty seventeen around the time that Robert Mueller was appointed as a special very day the very day Jeff Sessions, the attorney general who so aggravated the president by his decision, recuse himself from the rest of education actually submitted his resignation and wound up in a car in the west executive draw Choubey black SUV that all government officials ride around in Washington. You call the chapter ten days in may. I dare say it's the wildest turn and Mr. Trump's wild Rivage agree with that. It was certainly the ten days I remember most vividly and I felt most overwrought at the end of begin so much exhaustion, physical exhaustion, emotional trauma because I never seen it before. And part of that is. So Ryan sprees, the chief of staff is informed that a special counsel Robert Muller has been named Robert Muller who had been interviewed the day before by the president as a possible. New FBI director is name special counsel and Jeff Sessions submits his resignation. His real live written resignation to the president and then leaves the White House and writes, previous the cheapest finds out about it and starts looking for Jeff Sessions. Reinsch previous at this moment, hearing that the sitting attorney general has just quit at is roaming the grounds of the White House yet stop. Where is he? Where is he? Where is he? And he runs out to west exac, which is the small driveway. From which many people who enter the White House. Do. So it's ripe between the executive, whether the west wing and the old executive office building right across the west, any fines, Jeff Sessions inside his SUV and implores him to come back inside so they can have a conversation. And essentially as I relate in the book, the chief of staff talks Jeff Sessions off this resignation. Ledge, one of the many eye-popping revelations that will have readers of your new book really bewildered by that story has been told before in a book by Chris Whipple who writes about chiefs of staff, but more details in my book. I don't want to suggest that everything is a revelation. I don't want to oversell who I am or what I've done. I want credit those who have been there before, but I am one hundred percent confident in this rendering and that it was a significant moment in the history of the Trump president and example of fairness in full disclosure that readers will find in your new book. But you mentioned Ryan spree is one of the several officials who spoke to you on. The record in this book every others and household names at that you spoke at Tycom John Dowd, Jared, Kushner, Jared, Kushner, Mick Mulvaney, Mark short, Mitch, McConnell nights. Previous I mentioned John Kelly was Lou douse today bossy. Lots of people who respected me as a professional as someone who was curious and rigorous..
"mr trump" Discussed on The Takeout
"About the fact that Jeff Sessions, the sitting attorney general actually submitted his resignation to the president and quit his job when out to the west executive drive and had to be coaxed out of the car to rescind his resignation, or we'll talk about that on the other side of this break. I major Garrett was even Portnoy. Now, an excerpt from the audio book of Mr. Trump's wild ride Trump watches an inordinate amount of television or as former White House lawyer Taikang told me a load of television from cobb's charitable point of view. That makes Trump a great multitasker. The first year of his presidency would be defined by multiple tasks. He said in motion and the many mistakes he committed because he watched a load of television what he sees in what he watches about world events and him can drive policy. The first Syria missile strike is a classic example. The image is horrified Trump. He wanted to rapidly flip the chemical weapons script inherited from President Obama. He launched Tomahawk missiles, and for his first year that became a plot point, luster tiv- of his decisive leadership courage in a cocoon of cable coverage. His worldview is not only shaped by television. Vision, his judgment of and reaction to events, true or false are reinforced almost entirely by TV Trump gathers information and other ways, of course, but TV is Trump and Trump is TV..
"mr trump" Discussed on The Takeout
"That's right. One of the things I learned very early on was what a serious journalism journalists you are an and and even at five AM right to come in at that hour of the morning, talked on it, but it is the high honor of my career to be sitting here next to you to talk about your work. Thank you. Mr. Trump's wild ride. Thank you may know as viewers of CBS or listeners to our CBS News Radio, takeout, affiliates. I'm the White House correspondent CBS News Radio, yes, you are. The man who sits behind major Garrett trying intently to stare at the podium and not behind any in your head. Yes. You asked him. Classic eight questions. You do, sir. I appreciate that. Thank you very much. Just trying to follow your lead and if you haven't seen it yet. Go on the Google machine and find lip reading. Sarah Sanders catch a teeny bit of me and a great swath of the immense talent that is known as Stephen Portnoy. Why are you saying this. Just bring the nachos, right, you'll get it folks made you, you won't regret it. Google major Garrett is our host and our guest tonight and what am I doing? I'm signing as we speak because you gotta read you do with the marketing department, tells you to do the takeout podcasting or plug your booth announcer will read this copy if you like a sticker signed by the guest of this week's pro right now on camera, and you'll request along with the self addressed stamped on vote to take address takeout sticker care, CBS news, twenty twenty m street, northwest, that's m. as in many will enter, you will win Washington DC to double-o three, six. And now just watch me, sign them folk. And now Bob Barker it is regrowed we now we continue our conversation with the author of Mr. Trump's wild ride. And before we broke, if you remember, we played a sound bite of the president, late January, twenty seventeen scientists. I travel ban order, and here's what it led to Jamie sought. Number four. There was chaos and confusion airports today as President Trump's immigration crackdown took effect protests erupted as refugees and immigrants from several Muslim-majority countries were detained or blocked from flights major, which learned in researching your book that we did not know about how that came together. Two very important things. One, the president was presented eight options for this travel ban eight different options. He chose the least restrictive of the eight print. Print place before him, they will least restrictive of the eight. So you have come to know that there were seven more restrictive options that Donald floor countries more restrictions. Was this process thoroughly vetted throughout the ministry answer? No, that's pretty clear. And one of the questions the country's been sort of kicking around for the last two weeks in part because of the op Ed anonymously written in the New York Times. And by that other book written by b, w. Is there a process that's a bit chaotic. Look, ladies and gentlemen. The travel ban is a living breathing publicly. Adjudicated example of that. I'd impetuous driving intense president says, go and they go, I quote, Newt Gingrich in the book saying, you know, they did both things hurriedly because of you spend time getting it right, you lose the boldness. That's a general description on exact quote, but it captures the essence. Then there was a redrafting of the executor, which Trump didn't even like and said so publicly. Then there was a memorandum backing it up three stages, all the played out in public view, all subjected to court scrutiny in the end of memorandum that reinforce the first two executive orders withstood not one, but two passes before the United States Supreme court. And what does. Trump do now. Calera declare absolute victory. Why? Because he doesn't count losses. I also quote, former speaker Newt Gingrich why? Because he is a frequent regular adviser and confidante of the president. What is Newt Gingrich say about Donald Trump. He never counts the losses only the wins. He only counts the victories. So is this a Catholic process? Does it sort of jumble and jostle along the rails of governing? Yes, it does. You don't have to ask yourself. I wonder if that's true. Look at the travel ban. The travel ban is from beginning to end which goes into twenty eighteen an absolute illustration of how this process both to some doesn't work and to some does work..
"mr trump" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"This works in that area the case right i mean one theory is that there was a vacation and a lot of coincidences nothing bad happened and we've reported that theory another theory of the case is that were shenanigans but how does it work is it some sort of bribery collusion pile on where they get wind of what other allies on their side of the ledger doing and they say oh this looks like a an effort way to get influence with these relative novices might end up in charge of us policy or how does this actually play out so we're obviously into the realm of informed speculation are at this point but don't forget the new york's what i do baby okay well let's do it the new york times has reported nbc news is not confirmed about another trump tower meeting where the maradas air prints of blackwater fame who was also at this sales meeting was there with the emirati george nader and they offered essentially to help the trump campaign and so the question here is were they helping during the election did they step in after the election to try to broker a back channel so the russians could could essentially seek to extract concessions if they were looking for in exchange for the help they provided the trump team during the election these are all questions that we think the mo team is asking betsy i think one thing that's really important about this story that i sort of buried several paragraphs down is that there was a separate counterintelligence investigation specifically looking into the influence operations that the murat he's had in place going into the two thousand sixteen presidential election that's really important because what that means is that this is no longer just the russia investigation this is the foreign influence investigation another piece of this it's really important is the extent to which this is likely to raise temperatures in the white house one thing i can tell you that the single biggest.
"mr trump" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"I haven't yet so look into it maybe you could maybe could do some reporting and add on some a couple of days at the end i don't think you need to be as as as great an expert reporter as you are in this kind of question the explanation but but lay it all out for us yeah as you said gerson spokesperson is saying that he was there on vacation he was not even aware of this secret meeting that george nader the lebanese american businessman who is there is telling muller was actually a back channel but he was also mr gerson was at a separate meeting a few weeks earlier at the four seasons in new york which was attended by steve bannon michael flynn as well as nater and some of these other characters and so look the bottom line here for for people trying to follow this at home is muller appears to be investigating whether the united arab emirates essentially piggyback on the russian election interference effort and whether after trump got elected they took steps to broker kind of an arrangement between the russians and the trump team and whether they sought to also if once the trump administration and also potentially the saudis and when you look at what the saudis and the emory's have gotten out of the trump administration are it's quite a lot trump route withdrew from the iran nuclear deal which those countries hated he all any them he can't pay against that anyway yeah he did he he also backed them though very strongly in their in their blockade move against cutter this is a country where the united states has a very important airbase but trump had no problem siding with the saudis and the emirati in their dispute with cutter and so look well.
"mr trump" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Ho you're tempting me number to tie this diplomacy all back to the other big news i mentioned the top that you've got the rumors confirmed you're basically by the wall street journal that there's a move for putin summit i will say this president obama did not attack our democracy did not attack democratic institutions was not a racist was not a misogynist did not attempt to undermine and the independent judiciary and those are the most fundamental requirements of the presidency so in that respect yes donald trump is a worse president he also brock obama frankly didn't begin a entire process of alienating every ally we can think of he had his faults to be sure with regard to putin this is also a mystery what is putin done to deserve summit with the president of the united states are we going to give out more concessions and this has been my concern all along putting donald trump in a room with putin or putting down trump in a room with the north koreans he is so desperate to have a historic meeting a a win that he can tout goodness knows what he's going to give up in those meetings and i wear hope fray that mike pompeo is there with some masking tape and a sharp elbow on to shut him up before he starts giving away the form the worst outcome is not that we would not have agreement because of course we're not going to have agreement his own cia tells him that the north koreans have no intention of denuclearizing as we understand it my bigger concern is what he is going to give up what allies he's going to undercut and how much of a disadvantage will be at after he comes out of those meetings tom final thought from you and speak if you if you want to jennifer's suggestion that the mike pompeo could use masking tape to silence.
"mr trump" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Tom how much money they spend well in what it costs us in terms of prestige and diplomacy and process it was pretty expensive i mean one of the things that this proved is that hostage hostagetaking works in the north koreans have really played this master flare they've gotten just about everything they want out of this and they've given up well nothing frankly other than to give us some rhetorical promises about what they might think about perhaps talking about one day as far as i'm concerned this again i don't represent the government my personal view is that this is mostly over all that's left now is the handshake that kim jong un really wants for propaganda victory but the rest of it is is just the actress at this point jennifer if barack obama had been doing every single one of the things evelyn walked us through slapping tariffs on our allies yukking it up in the oval office with the spy chief for the north koreans fawning over a letter he hadn't read people like tom and i would be having a fit tom and i are still having a fit but unfortunately our friends on the right side of the aisle and the conservative side of the aisle have suspended all lot suspended all judgment and this is now all great because trump is doing this let me let me ask you two questions on that number one are you suggesting the barack obama was a better president donald trump.
"mr trump" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"I'm smiling even though i really wanna be jumping out of my skin because the president is making sure aid of diplomacy he's almost making light well he is making light of our adversaries he's turned everything upside down today's the day when he declared by launching these tariffs against our allies the canadians the mexicans the europeans that they are national security threat at the same time that he's praising and practically finding over the north koreans and now we hear these rumors about him wanting to meet with putin which is not surprising but again everything is upside down you're not supposed to be overly flattering praising your adversaries you're supposed to keep the us national security interest in mind and be hard headed of course you can be charming but you really need to keep first principles in mind and that is what is the us objective what are we getting for the meeting what are we going to get at the end of the road is it possible that even if sloppy this could still land in in a good place if they pull off the meeting and it leads to some sort of non military type road to getting things the us wants well it depends what the non military road is so if they have a meeting right and they agree that they're going the north koreans agree to at least freeze their nuclear program and to a long term process as the president the president now understands this is not going to happen overnight so he's a bit more realistic the hopefully not letting the north koreans off the hook so if the north korean say we're gonna freeze ultimately we'll get rid of our nuclear weapons at some point in the future that's certainly better than fire and fury but what do the north koreans want an exchange if what they want is released relief from the sanctions they're already getting that from what i'm reading the newspapers there already ships now going from china and russia to north korea to greater pace so but they'll want more economic assistance our president has basically promised that together with the allies but what are the other things that north koreans won't we have to hold tight we.
"mr trump" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Prob i mean they've gotten more done there's a lot of praise i here in washington for rod rosenstein not joining a criminal enterprise well it seems like a low bar for doj official and by the way he has personal interest reasons for that you can have criminal exposures well if you go along too far but but other than that low bar it seems that if you look at what nunez and others have done although it hasn't all worked at once it's slowly over time has been been grinding down the doj putting pressure on the i g pro putting pressure on people who like eddie mccabe may become witnesses against trump and any obstruction case absolutely this has been an all out smear and all out attempt to undermine the criminal justice system which our country unlike third world dictators is supposed to operate in a relatively nonpartisan way and in a partisan way you are not supposed to have the president of the united states ordering the attorney general to provide briefings to his cronies in congress was done last week you're not supposed to have the attorney general and the other senior members of the administration taking potshots at the fis courts for example this is all extrordinary and utterly inappropriate and i will say there is one person who is primarily responsible other than trump himself and that is paul ryan he has completely fallen down on the job it's his obligation to be the speaker not just of the republicans but of the house which is a co equal branch of government he has left muniz and place he has been a mouse when it's come to talk back to the president or standing up for american values american democratic institutions and this is on his head he may be retiring but when the voters get into the booth they should remember what is key is who controls the body you may like joe blow your particular representative maybe a great guy but if he's going to vote for a republican speaker you're not gonna get any change you have to look at who.
"mr trump" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"The russia pro when you've been covering the ins and outs i think viewers have seen a lot of that here was there a colder who you know and i think viewers know is a very measured speaker most of the time laying out today what he thinks is happening but i think it's unprecedented i've never seen anything like that where a president is going after the attorney general going after justice department's going after the fbi this is going to have a long term negative impact i think on how these great institutions perceived by people in this country it is going to work going to have to be done to undo to damage that this president is doing for his own personal interest that's i think one of the areas in which the president has denied normalized american civic life the most is his relationship with the justice department their relationship between the white house and the do jay my official beat is the doj and i started covering it with the new administration so i'm comparatively new to the b and one thing that i kept hearing that i keep hearing from jump straight as soon as i started covering it from experts from former doj officials from people who love the institution and are very close to it has always been this is not not normal it's not normal for the doj to take steps that it's taking especially as jennifer mentioned as it regards prosecuting the parents of children who bring those children to the united states and it's also not normal for the president to try to pressure the justice department into basically changing the way that it enforces the laws to favour himself and his friends that's what this president has been doing that's what he's done with the russia probe he admitted as much to lester holt last year when he said he fired james comey who has fbi director was part of the justice department structure he admitted that he fire james comey because of the russia investigation and that breakdown sort of the normal separation the normal courteous distance between the white house and the justice department is one of the changes that's the most significant it's also one that congress is going to have some of the most trouble trying to reverse it's very hard to sort of renew normalize that relationship when the president has.
"mr trump" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Of a president as someone who had the rare privilege of directly serving four presidents i will continue to speak out loudly and critically until and here are the words he chooses until integrity decency wisdom and maybe even some humility return to the white house i don't think you can read something like that from someone like him without seeing it for what it is as these stories grind on it is a stern call to the rest of us for perspective for a type of resistance for whatever that means to each person from a selfdeclared public servant who as i mentioned serve both parties a person who clearly has put public interest in personal risk by the way over profit but also a person who found that at this moment in history even if yes donald trump didn't win more votes than the alternative he won enough support in the electoral college for a mandate to pursue whatever this is true trump is to now test whether this indeed will become the new normal we've gathered some very special guests to discuss a big question here jennifer rubin a conservative opinion right at the washington post betsy woodruff politics reporter at the daily beast both msnbc contributors and jonathan alter an author msnbc political analyst and as well a columnist at the daily beast thanks to each of you it is friday night and we are starting big picture and jennifer i put the question to you given all the stories that we've been discussing and covering and this call to assess both whether this is becoming normal and what to do about it i hope it is not becoming normal and i think some of the institutions that are designed to check the president be it the independent press hit the courts the permit civil service are to one degree or another holding but let's be clear he is getting worse we see what i described today is three categories have outrageous that we.
"mr trump" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Team for example deploying trump in attempts at presidential style activities take his trip to texas this week to talk with relatives of the victims of the santa fe high school shooting trump spoke to a grieving parent rhonda hart her fourteen year old daughter was killed in this shooting well she says she suggested a donald trump that schools employ veterans and he responded an arm them and she replied no but related trump kept mentioning arming classroom teachers quote it was like talking to a toddler heart told the a p now over at the white house and we make it a practice to check in with them i can tell you generally these kind of stories are greeted with an objection that trump seems to be punished and criticized no matter what he does even if he does show up after a shooting he then gets pilloried for of course that assumes that trump had to act that way that he had to turn a listening tour with a grieving mother into this rhetorical back and forth leaving her with the impression she had an impression she has every right to share in a free society and that's the view tonight of one mother one civilian on an important story an important topic on of course her own family's well being but sometimes there are other people concerned about the nation's direction and they they begin to ask the broader question outside of any individual story we could tell you tonight they say wait a minute is all of this getting normalized is it getting worse there's an answer and a new assessment from the former cia director john brennan you may remember him working both with barack obama but three other presidents as well now this is interesting he's published his first op ed since leaving government and it's a statement worth reading at some length tonight the esteem with which i held the presidency was dealt a serious blow when donald trump took office brennan writes many have condemned my public criticism of mr trump arguing that as a former cia director i should bite my tongue my criticisms however are not political i've never been and will never be a partisan he writes i speak out for the simple reason that mr trump is failing to live up to the standards that we should all expect.
"mr trump" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Now it's time for the last word with lawrence o'donnell leaving arts good evening rachel it's i'm talking to you i thought it was a joke within you didn't say anything else i didn't know i'm very sorry let me do it again see you monday and now it's time for the last word with lawrence o'donnell you got it a great great weekend rachel thank you donald trump ran for president claiming the barack obama's record creating jobs didn't really matter because federal jobs data is all phony anyway you may remember all that well today donald trump is claiming credit for yes what those exact same numbers show now if there's a problem with the data it turns out tonight we can tell you that's a problem caused by donald trump who leaked a hint at what was coming by tweeting about the report an hour before the labor department officially releases this data and that stunned the communists according to new york times and actually wrist a market shift because fast acting traders could place bets on an optimism fueled market surge now let's be clear the aren't any strong laws against tweeting about this data right before it comes out it's more of a logical responsible practice that literally every single president has followed has political scientists brendan ion has written during this trump era quote we normally count on politicians to restrain themselves out of fear of public consequences but it's trump's election showed the polarization in partisanship of our era has weakened those guardrails and trump says he doesn't care about many types of public consequences he boasts about that that he won't listen to the guidance of certain experts or the advice of the nonpartisan civil service corps the federal government certainly not the standards of public rebuke or shame that have always police norms of how we speak and how we treat each other and the last category is something trump campaigned against specifically he dubbed it of course political correctness and less it's donald trump this week demanding political correctness for his critics only today agitating for the firing of comedian santa samantha b because she used a vulgarity one that many of us object to of course against vonk trump now put aside the tweets and the sideshows and trump's grinding attempts to undermine the russia probe and there's still other things going on.
"mr trump" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Health care who ghurab wiggle room to to be a little more independent even critical the program you also want to get the uganda gunboat crew and and obviously realised president maybe very to get the gun you've got to event so they weren't going to thin line but yes they're showing a little more independently bill that they can but again the all time there are also road the same way on a mode agenda and the gut feeling capped overhaul and reform and in the budget so moved to a short it's it is not just the politicians at says ceos that we saw leaving those advisory council members of the lighthouse arts commission have resigned as well and and there have been others do you see this showing maybe ports slow thing off it or is is this just another hick up another damp and the road good question i remember when the the candidate mr trump that mr trump no criticized the mexican american jobs and there were enormous outrage at that time but he got elected we've moved on and again that what i'm asking where do they go from here democrat have trotted out a resolution but it's only signed by going to crack and took the question being a new republicans still hope that kind of sort of blows over or or or enough of them energi now you actually do something really this this coming out against trump by corker and others carry a risk for those lawmakers we saw president trump this week go on the attack against arizona republican jeff flake trump called him toxic and he's back to primary challenge for caucus cut an others is is that what might come next also he went after uh senator mccain degree and and and.
"mr trump" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The program very often want to get the agenda gunboat crew and and obviously realised program maybe perry to get the gun you've got the dinah event so they're walking to thin line but yeah a good showing a little more independently bill that they can again in the all time there also road the same way on a mode again diamond the gut feeling tapped overhaul and reform and in in the budget so the kind of a to a short it's is not just the politicians the ceos that we saw leaving those advisory councils members of the lighthouse arts commission has resigned as well and and there have been others do you see this showing maybe supports law thing off or is is this just another hick up another thought and the road a good question remember when a candidate mr trump that mr trump uh know criticized the mexican american judge and there were enormous outrage at that time but he got elected we've moved on and again that what i'm asking where do they go from here democrat have trotted out a resolution by only signed by going to grab and the question being a republicans still hope kind of sort of blows over or or or enough with them energi now you actually do something really this this coming out against trump by corker and others carry a risk for those lawmakers we we saw president trump this week uh go on the attack against arizona republican jeff flake trump called him toxic and he's back to primary challenge for caucus cut others is is that what might come next also he went after uh senator mccain gun agree and and lindsey graham and that can be met through operation he he lashed back when people why should and particularly koa republican clash with him but i wanted to get that what you said which is really important about what's going on on capitol hill in why lawmakers feel like they have to walk that line because they need him to get things done but at some point do we reach the point of diminishing returns where he sucks all of the air out of the room they can't get anything done it is far too distracting and they have to do something else take a different path and if so can they do at do that without the.