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President Trump Fires State Department Inspector General
"State Department inspector. General Steve Lennox has been fired. Politico got information from a senior administration official and a congressional aide. Linac is the latest inspector general to be ousted in recent months. He is a Justice Department veteran appointed to the role in two thousand thirteen. By president. Obama Lennox played a minor role in the house impeachment proceedings against President Trump.
Bobo & Fred the Elephant Boy Thank President Trump The Howard Stern Show
"The stern show we said Abobo Bubba you better call president trump and thank him and he did is what he said President Trump. I just WanNa thank you for doing what what you promised that you said you were going to do. <hes> during the campaign you lift up just about everything you wanted to do. <hes> exception to the common core <hes> but <hes> you do have a full plate and you met with Kim Jong Sung and I can't think of any U._S.. President ever meeting a <hes> foreign dictator and the North Korean area. You know <hes> can't think of North Korean area. I can't think of one like that before near the first one have done that so congratulated on that bubble congruency Congrat- e Gretchen for the elephant boy voted for trump and he actually did he call and good luck president trump interpreting this thanking fish the trump for making America great hugh you took connection.
President Trump Drops Citizenship Question
"Here the extraordinary secrets of how to thrive in a disrupted world the old rules of management are not ready correct anymore so what works making a wise pivot pivot to the future will I am and Omar Bosh subscribe wherever you get your podcasts president trump ends his effort put a citizenship question on the census we are pursuing a new option to ensure a complete and timely count of the non citizen population well pet his decision in context. The president doesn't effectively conceded that they had in fact ran out of time the attorney general said the same thing the Dow closes above twenty seven thousand for the first time helped by a rally in healthcare stocks. This is what's news from the Wall Street Journal on Kim Gittleson Nelson flaps get started now before we get into our main story of the morning just what happened with President Trump's efforts to put a citizenship question on the twenty twenty census. Here's what you missed the U._S.. State Department condemned Iran over its alleged harassment of a British oil tanker here is State Department spokeswoman Morgan autologous we commend the actions of the Royal Navy and ensuring freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce through this critically important waterway we will continue to work closely with the United Kingdom and her allies to ensure that Iran's regimes the Iranian regime's malign activities do not further disrupt international law maritime security or Global Commerce yesterday. Hey the British Ministry of Defence said three Iranian ships had attempted to intercept a B._p.. Oil Tanker in the Persian Gulf Iran has denied the allegations and after a broadcast from Belgian News Organization alleged that Alphabet used contractors. is to monitor Google's voice assistant Google confirmed that it does US real people to listen to some recordings of conversations in a blog post Google said language experts listen two point two percent of quote audio snippets taken from the Google Assistant to better better understand different languages accents and dialects we report the disclosure adds to privacy concerns associated with voice assistant technology and that of course is the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange yesterday. The Dow Jones Index ended above twenty seven thousand for the first time while it's mostly a symbolic milestone the rally came after the trump administration abandoned its proposed plan to reign A. AND DRUG REBATES THAT PA- shares companies like United Health Higher now our main story this morning president trump abandoned his efforts to include citizenship question on the twenty twenty cents US yesterday at a press conference in the White House's Rose Garden. He sought to position his new executive order as a better strategy. We will leave no stone unturned and the Census Bureau projected that using previously available records it could determine citizenship for ninety percent of our population or more with today's executive order which eliminates longstanding obstacles to data sharing airing. We're aiming to count everyone. Ultimately this will allow us to have an even more complete count of citizens than through asking the single question alone it will be. We think far more. Accurate the announcement capped two weeks of whip sawing about what to do in the wake of a Supreme Court decision which ruled against including the question to find out what happens next Charlie Turner has been speaking to our reporter Brent Kendall in Washington brunt president president trump announced. He was dropping his effort to get a citizenship question included on the twenty twenty cents. What did he say he would do? Instead while he announced he was going to sign an executive order that would basically command that different front agencies around the federal government provide records that they request that could have some bearing on getting an accurate count of the full population but citizens non-citizens and illegal aliens who were in the United States. The president said he would leave no stone unturned to get this information. It's not clear exactly how this will work. It also appears at least at first glance that what he's proposing is not terribly different than what the Census Bureau ahead proposed to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross when they told him there were ways to get this data without including a citizenship question on the census which they didn't want to do because they were concerned it would decrease response rates. It's for the ten year survey which is crucial for counting the population and setting political districts in determining all sorts of government funding the census is used to distribute how seats among states and draw political district lines so trump's executive order wouldn't have the same effect. What no I mean the political apportionment of House seats I mean it is based on the census data so what the president is talking about doing isn't going to plant that however one thing both the president and Attorney General William Bar mentioned? Ended the Rose Garden. Press conference was the fact that some states would like to set political boundaries based not on their total populations but on their citizen populations. It's not entirely clear that states can district this way and and even if they can whether they'd be able to use this data at the White House is talking about collecting as part of that effort <hes> Attorney General Bar said this would be something that the Justice Department would study going forward and this is a major defeat for the trump administration. I mean it is the the Commerce Department and Secretary Wilbur Ross had started this effort last year and put a lot of time and resources and political capital into this quite frankly <hes> and it looked for a while at the Supreme Court like maybe they would carry the day but in the the end again it was a five four decision and they didn't and that left them with few options I mean and this is a you know it's a pretty big defeat. Democratic states and counties and cities and civil rights and immigrant groups had all sued and at the end of the day you know they they have a pretty substantial victory here and Brent this is not over speaker. Nancy Pelosi is holding a House vote next week on holding William Bar and Wilbur Ross the commerce secretary and contempt for ignoring a subpoena seeking information about the citizenship question in isn't that right that is right and while the fight over what questions are going to be on the census or over the political fights are going to continue as you said we have this vote scheduled for for next week Republicans meanwhile well see this as a political issue for them. The president has been fundraising off of it for his reelection campaign and I'm sure each side is going to go after the other on this issue. I mean the president today in his remarks sort of painted Democrats. Is this left-wing. Left wing group that you didn't want people to know how many people were in this country illegally and obviously the Democrats see it differently and say both the president of the Republicans were pursuing this as a way to effectively transfer political power to their side because if if less people responded to the census particularly in immigrant heavy areas that support Democrats than the G._O._P.. Standard to benefit so you know there. There's some bad blood on both sides here. You can find our full coverage of the question and it's fallout up on W._S._J.. Dot Com here the extraordinary secrets of how to thrive in a disrupted world old rules of management and operating correct anymore so what works making a wise pivot pivot to the future with will I am and Omar Abba subscribe wherever you get your podcasts on to markets will move away from those records on Wall Street and instead focus on Amazon now the company's biggest annual all sales event prime day starts next week it comes as the company is spending heavily on efforts like same day delivery our columnist. Dan Gallagher said that's led some investors to wonder about what kind of Tech Investment Amazon now represents dance investors aren't terribly worried Amazon overall <hes> because the stock price has come up a lot though it hasn't it hasn't grown at bunch since the second report I think since the last report there is sort of a question of <hes> okay are we is Amazon Amazon going to be a slower growing company. That's more profitable or is it going to get back to you know a faster growing company that might be less profitable. You tend not to see both in Tech. <hes> Amazon's investors for years have been kinda primed for you know prising growth. Over over prophets <hes> you know so I I think we get to a point where we see sustainably Amazon at a slower growth rate at a more profitable at an Maguy more prophets. That's a new picture for investors get used to not necessarily when they won't like AAC but it is different from the Amazon kind of come to expect over the last several years and now the Scud. Here's what's look forward to later today. Officials in Louisiana are telling some residents to evacuate and others to prepare for Tropical Storm Berry forecasters upgraded the weather system brewing in the Gulf of Mexico yesterday after it was sustaining winds of up to forty miles per hour they they say it could strengthen even further to become a hurricane before making landfall as soon as later today and here's a question for you how early do cultural differences start researchers at the University of California San Diego in Stanford tried to answer this question by looking at Chinese American toddlers. They found that while the two groups started out thinking about the world in the same ways by the age of three they started showing differences based on their cultures. We've got a fascinating right up of their research search up on our website if you're curious to find out more finally a crazy idea for you. What if we did away with time zones? That's something that two professors at Johns Hopkins are arguing for they want us all to abandon timezones and switched to coordinated cordinated universal time. If that were to happen no matter where you were in the world or where the sun was in the sky the clock would show the same time that might seem crazy but they argue that already airline pilots the International Space Station and global stock and Commodity Trades Use U._T.. See that's the acronym for those in the know. What do you think would you get on board tweet ESA W._S._J.? PODCASTS or email us at what's news all one word at wsj.com. That's what's news from the.
The GOP And President Trump: 1A From CPAC 2020
"One eight I'm todd's will lick live from the conservative political action conference CPAC just outside of Washington. Dc We're talking about the state of conservatism and the Republican Party and how it's changed over the last four years. Under President Trump Lucy Caldwell is a former campaign manager for congressman. Joe Walsh is Twenty Twenty Presidential Campaign Lucy. Welcome to one A. Great to be here. Any Carney is White House correspondent for the New York. Times joins US any great to see you. Thank you for having me. Also at the table former Congressman Thaddeus mccotter. He's here with us. He's a former representative from the eleventh district in Michigan. Where you did six term congressman five terms ten years in Congress. That's Thaddeus mccotter joins us the table as well. Morgan. I'm GonNa Start with you. You're not Morgan. We I'll tell you this that confusion that you just heard with me getting the person mixed up. That's what happens at CPAC. It is a crowd here. There's people all over the place. We have butts up against the table because radio packed. And it's very easy among the conservative political action conference to lose your place once in a while Lucy you identify as conservative but no longer a Republican right now. People may have heard of your boss your former boss. Joe Walsh Congressman Tea Party Congressman from Illinois challenged. President trump in a republican primary has since dropped out right after Iowa didn't take long and extremely vocal critic now of of Republicans and president trump. What about you? You have said that you're so willing to get rid of president. President trump that you will vote for and even campaign for a Democrat even Bernie Sanders absolutely absolutely. I think that it's it's so interesting to be back here at CPAC and listen to an interview like the one. You just conducted with Morgan. Because when I was in my early twenties I was working in conservative. Libertarian politics and CPAC was an event that I often attended and the party has really changed. I mean to be frank. Cpac has always been kind of a kind of a fringe affair by but the way that the party engages with ideas has just really gone far afield so you hear a very earnest young person talking about the dangers of socialism and putting forth these images of Venezuela or Cuba. Really falling back on the same kind of bogus talking points. You hear out of the trump administration because what she's really talking about is authoritarianism and authoritarianism is the thing I'm most concerned about. And that's why I could never ever in good conscience support Donald Trump. Okay so then. Maybe that explains the difference between you and a lot of the people we sometimes call never trumpers many of them say or even. Republicans who say I don't want to vote for president trump but I can't vote for Bernie Sanders. Your different you say. Get for you. Getting rid of trump is job number one. And nothing's more important. I think that the I think we're going to a split within the already tiny group of people who identify as never never trump movement which I think is also not a thing outside of the beltway. I learned that by spending a lot of time in places like Iowa and New Hampshire and elsewhere over the last six months but when it comes down to it. I'm so appalled by that wing of the never trump movement. Because I think what is it that you thought you were getting here right. The reason that we got trump in large part was because the Republican political judgment without to lunch. There are reasons that we wound up with trump. That are explainable. But I don't exactly understand what deal that wing of the movement thought they were making in in which it's like a we we all commit. Getting trump out of the office is job number one but only if it's someone really palatable to us only if it's Joe Biden or closer but not in a position to make that call any Carney Joe. Walsh lasted a couple months. Not only to the Iowa caucus in the Republican primary. Why has it been so hard? It's incumbency is part of it. But there is really no oxygen for Challenger even with the people who keep coming forward who say their anti-trump they're never trump their tip it on trump when it comes to the power structure in primaries there is no oxygen except trump. Why is that It happened for a few reasons. We saw three challenges. Come out to begin with. We saw Joe Walsh Bill. Well the former Massachusetts governor and Mark San Martin Shoreline. All Weld is still in other to have dropped out very quickly. They each had a kind of a different argument against trump and all three failed to lodge Part of this is because of the party but part of this is the trump campaign and the Republican Party have systematically tried to deprive. These candidates have any oxygen. They have worked with state parties to shutdown primaries in critical states including South Carolina. Which it coming up on certain these these candidates wouldn't even have a chance to be on the ballot. That wasn't the case in Iowa or New Hampshire but The trump campaign has smartly for them. Been making sure that there's no room for Challenger from the same party and then we saw different arguments fail among the Republican voters. Sanford tried to make an argument that kind of tanked because he wasn't willing to come out against impeachment and say So that created a problem for him. Joe Walsh main argument was about trump's fitness for office and his stability and and it was surprising to see how how quickly he dropped out after there was really I mean he. He was vocal saying It's a Colt. Could not get through to anyone. I was booed when I criticize the president. Now this idea that. It's a co- congressman thaddeus mccotter of many of the never trump folks say that donald trump has fundamentally changed the face and the quality of the Republican Party and may have even undermined conservatism itself. I think Joe Walsh would say that I think people like bill. Kristol certainly say that Max. Boot and others that he has. He has undermined the values of conservatism itself. But I think you say no I say no. Tell me why go back to two thousand fourteen. I'd written a book. Nobody read in fact. I don't even think I read it myself but we talked about it. Andrew Breitbart had the theory that politics is downstream from culture. But when you see the divorce between the culture and politics is when you have division and dissension and transformational changes within both parties. Come Twenty sixteen. We saw sanders on the left wing of the Democratic Party. We saw trump coming from the right side. The public had had enough of Washington both sides now granted the Bernie and the trump people really couldn't agree on anything but both had a major impact on their parties. The Democratic Party is still continuing. That debate is still continuing. Because he's now the front runner. Donald trump he one for what the Republican side was doing with their populism was breaking away from things such as the footsie's that the Republican establishment had played with Communist China treating them as if they're friend letting them outsource the jobs over there. These were issues that Republicans had traditionally thought were fine but their own base and enlarge segment the Democratic Party especially the blue collar. Democrats were waiting for someone to enunciate a strategy to deal with Communist China. That's one of the changes that occurred lead to some of the populism within trump so there have been changes in what was traditionally the conservative agenda. The talking point agenda we will try to make communist China behave as if they're a rational nation things such as that will trump change and it's been very successful within the Republican Party of ninety five percent approval. The other thing that I do WanNa touch on some of the reason that Joe and some of the other candidates didn't get any traction is. There's another element that wasn't mentioned. The more the Democrats attacked president trump the more popular he is with Republicans. No one has done more to support the standing of Donald Trump amongst republicans than the left wing of the Democratic Party and the media doesn't like him And using that's major fuel for him. There's if there's an old phrase and politics and believe me. It was talked to me by a county. Commissioner County. Commissioner came from the suburbs buddy of mine was a Democrat from Detroit. One time we got into it on the floor we're talking back and forth and he comes up to me after puts his arm around meaning goes thanks. I said for what because I yelled you and he goes your people when you yell at me. My people no. I'm working people know you're working and Lucy when people yell at Joe Walsh these days. There's something working to. We're going to take a pause and talk about not just policies in conservatism and the Republican Party. But also the fealty that conservatism seems to demand and when you talk about fealty and Loyalty Lucy Joe Walsh and maybe you as well are people who've experienced going against president trump and and getting a major backlash dissent is not tolerated. No it's absolutely not. I mean with all due respect to the congressman. The you you are absolutely right. That for instance. The the impeachment did not warm Republican Primary Voters to Joe Walsh by that kind of tribalism that you're talking about. That's really alarming that something should be very alarming to us and it is not the way that it always has been You know we have members who are now in the Senate who are a booster club member number one like Lindsey Graham who didn't even vote for trump many say. The Republican Party has transformed under president. Trump thaddeus mccotter says not so much. But what does it mean for? Who aren't on board the trump train. We're live at the conservative political action conference. My guess any Carney of the New York Times Lucy Moro Lucy Brown call Lucy Moro Caldwell former aide to Joe Walsh and Congressman Thaddeus mccotter. Stay close on. 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It's been a minute from NPR. It's one eight. Todd's Willett broadcasting live from a very crowded radio row asking at the conservative political action conference CPAC just outside of Washington. The Republican Party has certainly transformed somewhat under president trump dividing conservatives into those who support him in those who say they'll never support him even against a Democrat. Some will go as far as to throw their weight behind a Democrat including Lucy Moro Caldwell. She's former campaign manager for former Conservative. Republican congressman. Joe Walsh who ended his short lived Republican primary challenge against President trump in his now vowed to fight for Bernie Sanders of all people former Republican. Congressman. Thaddeus mccotter is here. He served five terms in the house representing Michigan. An Anti Carney of the New York Times is with us any. Is it safe to say? There are two Republican parties now. Republicans who won't vote for trump or don't support trump and the trump is party is more accurate to say the GOP is now trump is. How do we? How do we quantify I think the GOP is the Party of trump? And there's a few people who have quit the party like Lucy hair and others But I don't think it's a Cleveland Party. I think it is wholly the Party of Donald Trump. How do we interpret the poll numbers that President Trump Delivers frequently that Mr mccotter delivered? President Trump says ninety five percent approval within inside the Republican Party. Usually says thank you very much in a tweet or something like that. Is that a very great rating in a shrinking pond. Are there fewer people who say? I am a Republican. What's the denominator for Republicans these days? That's a good question. I don't have the number off the top of my head but state by state. It has been shrinking. We just recently wrote a story about the state of the play in New Hampshire for instance. Which is one of the states that? Donald Trump is looking to flip and win in November to win the election. And it's difficult for him there because it will be a tight race but the voter rolls are Republican. Voters actually shrug since two thousand sixteen by a large by at an abnormal amount. So some voter rolls in. Some states are shrinking. Donald Trump still enjoys eighty ninety percent approval rating with his own party. A large part of the reason is because his base is with him and other lawmakers who are elected are are scared to be separate from him and so far have shown no daylight with him. What do we call people? I don't know how many there are. I think campaign. Managers are wondering. How many are we hear? More and more about college. Women identified as Republican in previous elections may or may not have voted for Donald Trump. But who now say. I don't like the way he talks. I don't like the way he treats them. Very weak with women. Are THEY STILL. Do we still call them? Yes Republicans but tepid on trump or. Are they something different now? That's a good question. Suburban Women College women are a acknowledged big problem for the trump campaign. They admit that getting those people back will be a huge challenge. And I'd be interesting here. Release yesterday about Those I those still called Republicans even if they find his his rhetoric distasteful. Will the University of Virginia Center for Politics? Says this is about party? Registration there are nearly twelve million more registered Democrats than Republicans across thirty one states and the District of Columbia. That analysis also found forty percent of all voters are Democrats twenty nine percent identify as Republicans. That doesn't say how that's changed over the years which would also be what really matters for November estate bringing it out state by state in the swing states in the states that are in play Lucy. It's very easy to leave a party. You just leave you say. I'm not a Republican anymore. I don't hang with them. It's not so easy to leave an ideology conservatism. Brian and some some of your fellow travels travelers have said it's not just the Republican Party in their view. That's infected or undermined by trump. It's conservatism itself. Do you agree with that? Yeah I mean for me. It was exceptionally easy to leave the Republican Party. And in fact years ago I did it ahead of the two thousand sixteen election because the writing on the wall and I I live in in Washington. Dc when I met my husband he was a person who immediately told me about how he you know has an auto donate to human rights campaign and planned parenthood. I'm married to a Liberal Democrat but but you socially I find that often people mistake my disgust with the Republican Party coupled with my marriage our social life to mean that. I'm just a liberal and I'm really not I think that for someone like me and this is what's so strange for me to hear it interview like the one you conducted with Morgan about her fears of socialism. Because you came up really focused on an ideology which was really a belief that markets are the best way to lift people out of bad places that individual responsibility and limited government produce the best outcomes and so for me republicanism at the time was where that ideology found a home. And I now look back on some of those things and earlier in my career. I worked lobbying around the country passing Alec Model Legislation. I've worked in about forty states. That's real conservative. Stop Real Hardcore and and I always entered stakeholder meetings all over the country with the idea that everyone wanted the best outcomes that everyone wanted what was best for the citizens of their states whether a public sector you to teachers groups that I was fighting tooth and nail on education reform access to experimental drugs. Whatever in other words good faith arguments and I cannot. I cannot say that I believe that the Republican Party. I cannot believe that the members even at the state level but mostly members in Congress. I do not believe that they are acting in good faith in the interests of of the party. Excuse me of regular American so in. Whose interests are they acting. You know. I think that they are. I think it could be different any given day. They're acting in trump's interest. It is it is so I think the best way to understand it as is to think about like extreme sports team fandom right it doesn't even matter who the players are or what they do on or off the field because they're wearing the Jersey and the experience that we had on the campaign in the last few months I mean the congressmen is right. The impeachment for instance. We saw a huge amount of support fall off even among Republicans. Who Don't like trump. Because that's their team right and so I don't know how we get past that. That's what I'm thinking about now Congressman. You say that the policies fundamentally haven't changed that much under president trump the Republican party being more infused with populism now preview signing Chinese Communist. And some of the other issues but some of the other standbys like the confirmation nonjudicial activists is to the bench. Things like that. The tax relief things such as tax. Just on a couple of points that we talked about was clint bill. Clinton had the same effect of You. WanNa call it tribalism when they tried to impeach him entering his second term. Midterm they gain seats. The Democrats rallied around President Clinton back. This is traditional. They rally around the person they rallied around. Congress they did. You can shake your head all you want. They did Congress factual and they won the seats. They got Gingrich and a lot of the leadership. Because I'm not sure I'm not sure that most people would view it is quite the same now in terms of the tribalism only because Look look in terms of conservative values. The ones that maybe Lucy holds dear or or other conservatives never-trumpers say they hold the president's. Fondness for dictators is something they point to pretty clearly proving statements that dictators abandonment of Ronald Reagan's shining city on the hill Rhetoric from the White House all while demanding absolute loyalty from the people around him demanding really fealty absolute fields here. It's back that up number. One Shining City on a hill was rhetoric but president trump still thinks America's believes in American exceptionalism so the principle remains the same rhetoric may change. But he still talks about America being the greatest country on here. Still believe in does that. He does just as Ronald Reagan. So that has not changed when you WanNa talk about. Why don't you ask my colleagues to walk the plank for Obamacare? How much fun that was to try to change their votes on that or go back and face Democratic Electric? And if you're watching the Bernie supporters what happened Joe and I don't support it. I would never done it. People can run. They can do whatever they want. It's a free country. Thank God but when you look at the Bernie Sanders supporters I want to be a Democrat challenging Bernie Sanders saying anything because they're not particularly kind to those individuals. Either so you got the tribalism both sides but it goes back to the larger point that I WANNA make. We're going through a chaotic period of time in the country and in the world. And you're GONNA continue to see changes. The Democrats are going through. Problems are continuing to go through. People are going to be continuing to look. We've seen wave after wave election after wave election. People are trying to find what works best for them in a changing world that means the Democratic Party is going to continue to go through transition. Republican Party is going to go through a transition. In the end they will still be more likely to be. Supportive of government will be less likely but so much is going to change because remember back at the turn of the twentieth century and other period of great economic and social change and upheaval. You had the Republican Party was the party of protectionism for one Hundred Years. So a lot of these things are going to continue to change overtime. People are going to be upset. And there's going to be tribal isn't there's GonNa be everything I still meaningful. The party structure still meaningful. It's it's as meaningful as individual believes that it is but if you go back and look at the parties now both Republicans and Democrats the local parties where he used to start as a precinct delegate. They really don't have much to do anymore. A lot of that stuff was taken in farmed out by both parties to vendors contractors other things so they're getting away from the grassroots level. So what happens is too tenuous attachment to the daily day. The communal attachment you have to the people in your neighborhood that our fellow. Republicans is not there any more than being a member of the rotary is that that bond there has been frayed on both sides. That's congressman former Congressman thaddeus mccotter of Michigan. I'm todd's relic. We're live from CPAC. The conservative political action conference just outside of Washington. 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Yes both parties are moving to the polls and there are there are tumultuous changes on both sides but nothing has fundamentally changed and I think you say no. Yeah absolutely I mean. A lot of these anecdotes are distractions with all due respect. But if you WanNa talk about the Clinton impeachment what was one thing. That was very different. Well one thing that was very different Democrats. There were Democrats who supported impeachment. You could never have seen that in this go round. I mean we saw we saw people like Susan Collins have doing this show of showing doubts but then when Mitt Romney really said I can't do. This enough is enough. What happened to him? He was told that he wouldn't be welcome at this conference because he would not be physically safe. I mean that is appalling and is like something we've never seen before and I appreciate your comments on on sort of respect for Joe but I didn't hear you making comments like that Joe is in the race and that's because but but I didn't even hear comments to that effect and that is because you are part of the tribe and the tribe six to the tribe in terms of oh well it's a semantic semantics an accusation it's an allegation. It's unsupported by any facts basically. You're doing engaging in the very type of name calling the whore being done to other. I mean I just say the to the question of if it's to the question of the Republican Party's role. It is as powerful as ever because to the degree that yes. It is not dependent on a local party to come up for the old style of patronage the Republican Party nationally in addition to cancelling or basically stopping nearly twenty primaries. They use the power of the purse and a monopoly on technology and data. Some of those vendors as you say to make it really impossible for for anyone to get any attraction and when it came down to it when Joe Walsh was running. We couldn't even get a meeting with the RNC so that. I think shows where the party is. And that's a fundamental. Change ANY CARNEY The New York Times. What does it mean for? This is the conservative political action conference. What does it say to you about conservatism? If it's represented by this conference I'm not sure if it is but if it is that Mitt Romney the nominee of the Republican Party ten short years ago ten short years ago less than ten Is Now not only not welcome here. But as Lucy said you won't be safe year somebody who describes himself in the campaign as I recall as severely conservative. Now can't show his face on this radio. It's it's I mean. I think it shows how much the party has changed that. Its own nominee. I was just in there. Listening to one of the sessions that someone said Mitt Romney's name the entire crowd booed and the speaker said that's the right reaction every time you hear his name. He is seen as a traitor and he was the sole Republican who stood up and voted for one article of impeachment against Donald Trump. And that is seen as completely unacceptable. we'll see how that translates. I mean He. He has the benefit of Utah where voters are not as connected to trump and he has the benefit of not being a pre-election for a long time. So we'll see how this plays out. I political future but him not being allowed here is kind of a signal that you have no future in this party if you are not part of the team. Lucy. What's Your Future I. I know it's not with the Republican Party. I know you've vowed to fight for Bernie Sanders. What is that look like is that is that you going out? Is that Joe Walsh going out and saying hey look we are conservatives and we're here we're here for the socialist to save America. What does it look like for you? Some integration of that. Maybe not maybe not with those shorthand. I grant you Yeah I think what it looks like is thinking about these massive numbers of disaffected voters especially disaffected Republicans. Who need help breaking out of the Republican Party cult but need to be lead to water that vote for whoever the Democratic nominee is whether it's Bernie Sanders or someone else is not a vote against everything you believe or everything about your core. We're not asking you to suddenly go become registered. Democrats were asking you to say that the threat of Donald Trump is so incredibly severe. That we must all come together. An exercise equality that is even more fundamental than any tribalism. You may have. Which is the fundamental belief and bravery to say we have an authoritarian megalomaniac cotton man in the White House we've managed to slide by for four years but our entire country and its future is in peril if we give him for more. That is Lucy Moral Caldwell former campaign manager for Joe Walsh. Who HIMSELF WAS A congressman from Illinois. Try Different run against Donald. Trump didn't get too far. They now both say they will support a Democratic nominee. Even if it's the Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders Lucy. Thank you for being here any Carney White House correspondent for the New York Times. Anti I appreciate it thank you. I know. You're busy and former Republican congressman thaddeus mccotter of Michigan five-term. I'm glad I ran into you and I'm glad you could join us. Thanks FOR HAVE MR mccotter. What a pleasure. This conversation was produced by Haley. Blasingame to learn more about her and the rest of the team. You can visit the website at the one eight dot. 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David Muir's Interview with President Trump
"It's Wednesday may sixth. President trump is faced defining moments before. But this one has thousands of lives on the line. We start here on his first big trip in weeks. President trump sits down for an exclusive interview with David Muir. Do you believe that's the reality? We're facing that. That lives will be lost to reopen the country. It's possible there will be some. We'll talk to David about these new death toll forecasts and whether the president is willing to change his game. Plan if you've got the talk of war was overblown who what do you call food rationing? They couldn't sell hamburgers because they didn't have them. The new realities of meat shortages from your supermarket fast food joints and a bunch of people just tried to kidnap a president and some of the people detained for it or American. This gives the Maduro regime fuel to this argument that the president is trying to overthrow his government the bizarre story at Venezuela and. Who's behind it from ABC News? This start here. I'm Brad Milkey. Ooh It's been really difficult to predict exactly how deadly covert nineteen will be part of the reason is is a new virus. The other part is behavior. It is tough to model. How THREE HUNDRED MILLION AMERICANS WILL ACT IN ANY GIVEN SCENARIO? Make no mistake. Our behavior does shape this pandemic. When you use numbers like a million a million and a half two million. That almost certainly is off the chart. Now it's not impossible but very very unlikely remember. Originally the White House said with nothing standing in its way this virus could kill upwards of two million Americans but if we took big drastic action we could get that number closer. Like one hundred thousand. That was one fork in the road and America took the road of mass closures. Macarthur in California trails and beaches closed law enforcement taking to the sky to enforce restrictions. Schools in non essential businesses will stay closed. Suddenly researchers seemed a lot more optimistic. A highly cited model from the University of Washington was now saying the death toll actually could end up being closer to sixty thousand. Some people said look the death tolls were overblown from the start within days. President trump was publicly using that number. Now we're going toward fifty. I'm hearing for sixty thousand. People will since then every American spaced more forks in the road. Governors mayors Sherbet really all of us. Do we go out. Do we stay in. Do we avoid getting our haircuts will yesterday though same. Researchers from the University of Washington came out and said things look different now again based on the virus and yes they said based on our behavior the death toll could be well over a hundred thousand again just by August thinking about what that means that means another sixty thousand Americans from what we'd already seen could be dead by the end of the summer which puts all of us at yet another fork in the road. This one is very much life or death. Everybody so I'm leaving for Arizona and yesterday kristen trump decided to make his first trip the Washington DC area since he told Americans to stay indoors and on that trip he gave an exclusive interview to the anchor and managing editor a World News. Tonight David Muir. David called me up from the car on his way to the Phoenix airport. David thanks for being with us. Man I thought you asked just a central question that so many of US wanted to know this. Rising death rate as more and more states decided to open back business even as the model say that will lead to more death did. The president seemed to accept that premise. That idea and does he take responsibility for the district could follow well. You know it's interesting Brad. I think that is the central part of this debate. That we're seeing in our country right now. You know. Every every couple of days we see a new chapter in this pandemic and right now. It really is the debate over how and Wendy Reopen and and when you do decide to reopen the speed at which you open Determines the human toll. I want to ask you about what Dr she said. Last night about the reopening of the country. He said it's the balance of something. That's a very difficult choice. How many deaths? And how much suffering are you willing to accept to get back where you want to be? Do you see it that way. Do you believe that's the reality? We're facing that. That lives will be lost to reopen the country. It's possible there will be some because you won't be locked into an apartment or or house or whatever it is but at the same time we're going to practice social distancing. We'RE GOING TO BE WASHING. Hands. We're going to be doing a lot of the things that we've learned to do over the last period of time. The president acknowledged that there will be a toll. You know the virus will pass. They'll be more death but the virus will pass there will be lives lost As we reopened the country I always felt sixty. Sixty five seventy as as horrible as that is I mean. You're talking about filling up Yankee stadium with death. But what was most striking to me is. He's aware of the debate in this country. And he's determined to travel Send A MESSAGE. That at least part of this country are ready to reopen but he still acknowledged that that very difficult sort of moral question And he didn't he certainly didn't hide away from it. He said it is possible will is lives will. And so what does he think of the states? That are moving faster than he's recommendations because there's a lot of those states out there at this point well you know that's the interesting thing to the these were guidelines put in place by the task force and I mean. We reported that I think at least eighteen states of the more than thirty. That are slowly reopening are still seeing cases rise. I mean one of the central tenets of the guidelines issued by the president himself. Were these the very basic metrics of seeing fourteen days of declines in some of those key measurements? You have people that are not going to stand for this and I understand that very well and we are going to put out little members and little fires and maybe some big fires but we still have to go back to work so the president is not holding. The governor's to those guidelines that that has become very clear so right now for the American worker whose nervous about going back if they WANNA get tested to see if they've been exposed to the virus they can have access to both problem and hate you. You ask them about testing. You asked him about his own actions earlier in the year you asked him about the unemployment the real first of all those were just kind of what we are choices based on then. What are your choices based on now? Do you feel like you got an answer. Well I thought I got Some candor from the president. There's you know I've I've interviewed him several times now and I thought on the unemployment rate which you bring up. That's a prime example. Here have been forecasts. Fifteen sixteen seventeen percent one of your advisers projected unemployment rate of nineteen percent. That's nearly one in five Americans without a job. How bad is this going to get well? That is what it is a very interesting. Even the Democrats aren't blaming me for that. He is not one to go along with a measurement or a metric that that is that dire for the president to acknowledge that he said that that is the situation now. He quickly turned the conversation to what will the next quarter what we'll see next year and that clearly is part of his reelection argument. I think a lot of people share that hope Mr President but the reality for so many families that we've reported on is they can't afford to wait for the next quarter. They're just trying to get through next week or the next dinner they put on the table. Well we've done a lot for that We've done our small businesses you know or P P P A paycheck if you WANNA call it that whether or not people were feeling that pain can even wait until the next quarter You know that's what I pointed out if if they still have everything that they've got right now and I think exactly this question you ask them about the empathy and what he's feeling about. That pain was kind of revealing itself because empathy is actually been a big part of its discussion with the president and his team. I thought hearing the president use words like I love you. That's a tone that you don't typically hear from President Trump. We've lost more people now than we lost the Vietnam War. What do you WanNa stay to those families tonight? I WanNa say I love you. Want to say that we're doing everything we can. The death toll now is more than seventy thousand in this country and it's staggering. I always say you know. Every night I try to find another way to word it on the news because I don't want to become numbers I mean and to hear him say that and to the people that have lost someone. There is nobody. I don't sleep at nights thinking about it. There's nobody that's taken it harder than me but at the same time I have to get this enemy defeated and that's what we're doing. David. That's what we're doing. I don't know whether that's you know strategies. We headed to a reelection campaign. It felt very candid to me. And I think that we've all been trained by those daily briefings and the combat at the White House That both sides engage in. I think that sort of trained us all to to not what we heard from him tonight. And that's why that landed to just fascinating interview in now. David Muir getting out of Arizona is small group David Small Small travel footprint here very small. We have masks on and obviously on the way here and they check your temperature. The president's team would shake your hand. I'd love to shake you next time. Thank you thank you thank you and then we sat down eleven feet from the president. Which one thing about the president is he? He's eager to shake your hand eager to interact. It's not typical for him to settle up fee from you. Either David Muir s stay safe. Thank you so much for the time. Thanks Brad Ticker start here for supposed to be returning back to normal. Why can't you Burger at? Wendy's quick message coming your way just in case you like movies. Red Box has top entertainment when you need it. Most streaming instantly under smart TV or your favorite device with red box on demand in stream of family movie in the Living Room Romantic comedy in the bedroom or the ultimate action flick in your home theater with the newest hit movies along with thousands of your favorite classics. You will always find something to watch for any mood or occasion connection. Is Everything now more than ever let red box bringing together visit red box dot com for all the ways to watch whether it's the president or these governors these mayors in some ways you're seeing their fears that Americans will lose patience? It is not completely unfounded? Fear people get frustrated was stuff. That should work doesn't work well. We warned you that one of those fundamental parts of American life the stuff you get at the grocery market could change. The White House raced to make sure there wouldn't be mass shortages not an executive order declaring slaughterhouses critical infrastructure to keep people fed during the pandemic. But as of this morning there are shortages. Your experience at the grocery store is changing. And now that's affecting even the most American of places your local Burger joint. Abc's chief national correspondent not gotten back with us. Matt I feel like you are chief. Shortages correspond now. What has changed in the last few days and one who specializes in meat? What's changed since we last spoke? I think is that we're basically seeing almost unprecedented collapse in the American meat. Production beef and pork down thirty five percent at this point down. Twenty five percent just last week your over your pork down. Twenty two percent just this week. Brad and we are starting to see major restaurant. Chains like Wendy's at least overnight saying they were out of beef products. That couldn't sell hamburgers because they didn't have them there for lunch to grab the kids and stuff some frosties and everything they're like we don't have any beef today. One of the reasons for this is apparently Wendy sells fresh burgers and its supply. Apparently ran out in some states in some states. They have plenty of food and other states There are thirty percent of the stores that are reporting that they don't have any beef. These kinds of rolling shortages are what we should expect in the next few months given what is happening to the meat packing plants in slaughterhouses across the country. They are calling for a two week. Closure of this plan to properly disinfect the facility and to prevent any corona virus outbreak from spreading amongst workers. It can't get workers in and even when they can they have to change production lines slow production lines down in to ensure that they are abiding by Osha and CDC guidelines to help protect workers. And I I don't get that because the plants were shut down when all these workers were getting infected. We'll then they were told. The plants can't shut down there this essential business. The White House got involved. Like why would there be shortages now? Shannon? Everyone just be at work? They should be at work but they're sick. I was breathing a lot. I guess other people were breathing to and at that point my My face masks was getting wet all the time so I had to pull it off and just stay without. What's more some of the biggest outbreaks in the country are happening at me. Plants and it's been described as stationary cruise ships. There side by side all the way down the line. Thousands of them under one refrigerated roof. Which is why we've seen so many of these meat. Plants shut down so the president could order them to be opened but they simply don't have the Labor so that's why we're seeing not only plummeting production but also a spike in prices. Costco is now setting limits. On how much meet their customers can buy. Kroger doing this to wholesale prices for beef and pork up sixty percent of beef. Prices are at record since they've been studying like the past thirty years or so but so at the end of the day Matt like I'm just is someone going to die because I can't wait to cook a hamburger like how how is it. You're sounds like you're saying people are getting sick in these areas. Is this a question of like need or is it? A question of want health advocates might say that people might be saved by eating fewer hamburgers but Americans don't like that. We are used to consuming more meat per capita than any other people on the planet in history ever but analysts are saying if prices go up and we can expect that to happen literally like within days now and supply goes down. You can't get the stuff that you want in the market. Then people's habits might start to change. They might opt for something. That's not the ground chuck which is probably going to be the the item that you see the highest price hike in it for real met like I want to be clear. These are the actual cuts that we won't see that's yeah if you WANNA go for a really expensive Sirloin. It probably won't be that much more expensive than it normally is expensive but ground. Chuck Burger Meat. That is the stuff that is hard to get your hands on right now so people might opt for chicken or a different cut of meat. Or maybe something else entirely. Maybe tofu maybe vegetables. We are really at this pivot point in the way that Americans not only shop for food but also consume it and like we said so many industries stuff that might take five or ten or fifteen years normally to unfold folding weeks right now. Thank you so much thanks Brad. Every nation is grappling with this corona virus pandemic but broader conflicts are continuing in that in this environment. You can imagine certain governments trying to see what they could get away with medicine. Are you professor non needle in Venezuela the regime of Nicholas? Maduro is saying that's America. America did that they tried to overthrow our government in what sounds like an absolutely bizarre operation. But what actually happened here. Let's bring ABC's Connor Finnegan. He covers the State Department along with. Abc's Elizabeth mcglaughlin who covers the Pentagon? Connor you've been working your sources on this for the last several days. What are the Venezuelan saying happened here? Hey Brad this is sort of like a twenty first century Bay of Pigs. It has mercenaries international implications and of course a connection to president trump in the early morning hours on Sunday a group of three hundred or so Venezuelan military defectors essentially tried to storm the coast of Venezuela at a main port just north of the capital Caracas. The operation apparently intended to capture the country's socialist President Nicolas Madura he has staved off a US back opposition for over a year now and he maintains control of the military. The world must continue to support the Venezuelan efforts to restore democracy and put an end to Medeiros tyranny. So this group of outside military defectors with trying to take the country by force and they were intercepted at sea. At least eight of them were killed but a second wave came on Monday another ship and on that ship to US citizens were among those captured identified as Luke Denman and Aaron Berry both former U Special Forces soldiers. Maduro was on state TV Monday night waving those two Americans passports around Dang. The government of the United States of America is fully and completely involved in this raid. The Donald Trump one source. I spoke to on Tuesday. Described the entire thing as a spectacular failure but there are questions now about who is responsible for all of it. I WANNA go Elizabeth McLaughlin for this because Elizabeth when you hear like this it does sound like like a Modern Day Bay of Pigs right when we were trying to overthrow Fidel Castro but that had the explicit backing of the. Us government does this. Is this true well right now the? Us government all levels including president. Trump are saying that the US government has had nothing to do with what's transpired in Venezuela over the last several days nothing to do with our government but I just got information on that. The United States government had nothing to do with what's happened in Venezuela in the last few days and but we are hearing from an American who may be very involved in May of orchestrated the entire thing. Something hundred hours a daring raid was launched from the border of Columbia deep into the heart of Caracas. His name is Jordan Gujar. Oh He's a former green beret. Living in Florida. He gave an interview to the associated. Press earlier this week and said he organized the whole thing from Columbia and he knew those two Americans Luke Luton Eireann Berry because they were also former U s special forces soldiers who had served with Iraq and Afghanistan and his aim of course to arrest Madero is connor was saying and liberate Venezuela joining us in the gallery is the true and legitimate president of Venezuela one Guido American government. Saying it's on involved. The allegations against these American citizens are just that so far allegations but like you said connor the US has been involved politically in trying to overthrow. Madero like they've explicitly back this challenger to Metro one. Guido is this the work of Guido? Then read one. Guido came out on Tuesday and publicly denounced. The operation rejected any ties that there appeared to be between his opposition and grow his operation. You know there an initial connection. Some of his top. Aides had made contact with grew last year but he says he had no part in this operation and even went further. He blamed Madero for this. He said that Medeiros Military Madeira was going to that. Madero was trying to kidnap himself. He that's right. He said Medeiros military had infiltrated the operation and was now using it to create a sense of impending threat to Medeiros regime. Well we'll so the sounds so cloak and dagger. There's like bizarre characters involved. How much does this actually affect the? Us Is this just stuff that happens in authoritarian regime like Venezuela or implications for Americans. Here will I think we need to I so you know what involvement any US actors had in all of this and then you know what did the US government. No didn't do anything to try to stop this from happening. The main objective was to kill the Venezuelan president a terrorist attack in the middle of a pandemic at the very least. This gives the Madero regime fuel to this argument that the president is trying to overthrow his government and Brad of course they would not be unreasonable for the average person in South America to assume the US government was intervening in their domestic politics given recent history But something to remember really that at a time when the international community is working to rally around Guido improved that Venezuelan people that they can have a brighter future These types of rogue activities in violent ones. That can't be much help. And the risk. I think bread is that this kind of botched operation could be a sign of what's to come that the opposition against Maduro is splintering. Which would ultimately help. Keep him in power just like a bunker story playing out but with very real implications and now people in custody including Americans Connor Flannigan Lisbeth McLaughlin. Thanks so much eighth fan. Thanks Bro One last thing. What's the most extreme place you could shoot a movie but floors? I one hundred thirty one hundred thirty. Tom Cruise is famous for shooting. Not all of his own stunts but more than his agents would like crews will be given up you monster recover after breaking his ankle and hurting his half on the set. He was jumping from platform onto a roof when he got hurt but his next movie could be shot in space. I don't mean set in space your plenty of movies set in space shot in space. Nasa confirmed yesterday the plans underway to shoot a film on board. The International Space Station turns out. Some filmmakers have already been on board to think but crews would be the first actor to actually do a feature film up there others as Houston Say again please. Houston we have a problem. Just imagine we've been trying to simulate what it's like in space since nineteen two. French guys stomped around him. His big moon set where it was. Snowing I duNno. It was weird. The point is what if you could lose all the cables. Cgi and start shooting. Space Movies in space is new. Atmosphere does out to Tucson. Need you black out of me. I blew real fighter. Jets for the upcoming top gun reboot. Those are fast. There are reports. He could board a rocket from Elon. Musk's space x venture those go even faster on a normal day. The ISS is traveling about five miles. A second that's a whole new level of danger zone. All I know is never let a full film through to a movie shoot in your house. Without signing some rock solid agreements. The is astronauts better. Get ready for lots of Bego crumbs and stuff marks on their walls. Anyway start here tomorrow. Just hit subscribe the exclusive interview between David Muir and the president on ABC dot com if the ABC News App the Brad Milkey ABC tomorrow. The country is locked down. Battling Corona virus. How the curve gloves in my pocket. Which I'm not sure how effective they'll be going aware. Anyway we WANNA help and give you the latest information. I'm Aaron Katersky host of Covert Nineteen. What you need to know a podcast from ABC News? But we're going to need to do is widespread testing to see who's susceptible who's infected and. Who's recovered each weekday? We call on doctors from around the country and our own medical experts to respond directly to. What's on your mind about this virus? Kovic nineteen what you need to know a new series weekday afternoons on your favorite podcast APP.
The Democrats case against President Trump
"From the newsroom of the Washington this is from the Washington Post. Hey It's Philip Washington Post you have a minute high demand this post reports. I'm Martine powers. It's Tuesday December December tenth today. The proposed to charges against the president. The bacteria decimating orange trees in Florida Florina and gaming with disability today in service to our duty to the constitution and to our country three the House Committee on judiciaries introducing two articles of impeachment charging the President of the United States Donald J trump with committing high crimes and Misdemeanors Democrats announced that they are bringing to articles of impeachment against President Trump. Aaron Blake writes about politics for the fix. The first article is for abuse of power. It is an impeachable offense for the president to exercise the powers as of his public office to obtain an improper personal benefit while ignoring or injuring the national interest. The first article is abuse of power. Basically the idea that the president was soliciting a foreign government to provide politically helpful investigations. And that he was is withholding official government things like meeting and like military aid in order to pressure them to launch those investigations when the House investigated in opening an impeachment inquiry president trump engaged in unprecedented categorical and indiscriminate defiance of the impeachment inquiry this gives rise to the second article of impeachment for obstruction of Congress. Here the second article is an obstruction of Congress. Basically the president throwing up a stone wall against all subpoenas against key witnesses testifying against turning over documents and arguing arguing that this is an unprecedented move by the president to not cooperate with the rightful ability of Congress to conduct oversight and potentially impeach the president of of the United States president who declares himself above accountability above the American people and above Congress's power our of impeachment. which is meant to protect against threats to our democratic institutions is a president who sees himself as above the law? We we must be clear no one not. Even the president is above the law. The ones they brought are actually a little bit narrower than We thought they might have been. There is no mention of the word bribery. There is no mention of obstruction of justice in the Russian investigation. They're keeping being this very focused on the Ukraine investigation and matters related to that. So what do you think the Democrats went with this more narrow approach rather then then bringing up charges like bribery or obstruction of justice. The idea is to keep it focused on Ukraine and maybe not get bogged down in more legal minutia once you bring up the topics of bribery. Once you bring up obstruction of justice from the Muller Investigation they may be put in the position of trying to satisfy. Hi Statutory requirements that those crimes carry I think especially with the obstruction of justice portion. It was also complicated by the fact that Robert Robert Muller decided not to accuse the president he decided not to reach any conclusions about that because the president according to Justice Department guidelines cannot be indicted but then then the Attorney General William Barr decided to clear the president of obstruction so basically they would be bringing a charge against the president that the Justice Department has said does not hold up and that was a little bit more difficult and it seemed like Democrats really just one into limit the borders of this. Make it as simple as possible for the idea of bribery. Very which they didn't ultimately charge the president with. That's something that has an actual criminal statute of bribery. That you can convict people on that. They would have had to prove and it seems. It's like with this approach having something like abusive power it's much vaguer. It's much softer. Different people can define abuse of power in different ways and so they have a little bit more latitude. Yeah and it's kind of a double edged sword on the one hand. Yes if they were to accuse the president of bribery they might have to satisfy legal requirements. Although constitutional scholars don't necessarily agree with that given that there was actually no bribery statute when the constitution was drafted. At the same time it does help help crystallize the argument a little bit better. What does abuse of power mean to your average person? Abusive power is something. That is rather subjective high crimes and misdemeanors meaner which is what the Democrats have gone with. Here is also pretty subjective. Bribery though is a concept that people understand and I think sometimes in these situations the ideas that you wanna simplify as much as you can. And if Democrats were arguing over and over again that the president bribed a foreign government. That's something that may be could stick a little little bit more. Even as the burden of proof might be increased slightly in the end. So how has the president responded to this so far and also would have we seen from Republicans in Congress it will the president basically his argument is that this was a preordained outcome. That Democrats basically tried to make the evidence fit their preordained. Outcome come. Republicans in Congress are very much on board with that. I don't care if you thank Americans who support president trump or deplorables. But you do not have the right to disqualify disqualify their vote just because you do not like president. Trump House minority leader. Kevin McCarthy was talking Tuesday morning about the idea that the Democrats have been out to get the president from the very beginning they would lie and they would continue to lie just because they dislike this president but the way they have handled this from the very beginning I know they. They set a time line and they wanted to keep their time line. They just never paid attention to the facts so they changed the rules to meet their timeline. We're seeing them. Make lots lots of process arguments that there is actually no crime. That is going to be a key argument here especially now that there is no bribery there is no obstruction of justice in these articles so it is not difficult to defend this president but it is very difficult to defend this congress on what they have done and history will not be kind to them. This was also something something of an interesting kind of bizarre day for Democrats to be announcing these proposed charges against the president because they at the same time time has now just struck a deal with Republicans on the new Nafta a trade deal with the US Mexico in Canada which is something that president trump has been fighting for for so it's kind of a win for Republicans and it seems pretty weird that this morning. They're both talking about trying to remove the president from office but also giving him a pretty big win and this is a transformative agreement. It's template for future agreements literally within one hour of one another. There was the impeachment press conference inference at nine. Am and then they had the US NCA also known as New Nafta at ten am but this is more than a triumph for organized labor. It's a triumph for workers everywhere across America. It is an interesting split screen. Giving the President what he will hail as one of his chief accomplishments as president president on the same day. You're saying he is illegitimate president that he should be impeached and removed from office. Democrats have been pretty close on. US MCA for awhile. It's not like this came. came out of nowhere. They just kind of had to get over the hill. There's also a recognition that what is contained in the new trade deal is not significantly different from from what we had with Nafta it kind of changes things around the edges a little bit and so maybe Democrats reason that they can argue. This isn't a huge game changing changing accomplishment by the president. Because it's not all that different from what we have the other thing. I think the Democrats are GONNA point out is in hope that this achieves is that it takes off the argument that they are just so consumed by impeachment that they are not governing at all to the extent Republicans are going to argue. Democrats are just not actually working in Congress they can say look. We just passed president. Trump's radio clearly we are not just standing in the way of everything he does because we hate the guy so what is going to happen next on impeachment agent. Well the house. Judiciary Committee is charged with taking up these articles and debating them they could still be subject to change. There will be a debate debate on that committee about the wording of specific articles and then the Judiciary Committee votes on these which will likely be a party line vote. They will go to the brought her house which is slated to vote next week and then at that point the whole process goes to the Senate which actually holds the trial of the president the Chief Justice Justice of the Supreme Court presides over it and at that point two thirds of senators which would be all democrats and twenty Republicans would need to vote in favor of over moving the president from office. And there's basically no chance at that's going to happen right. The idea. Twenty Republican senators switching sides seems somewhat farfetched yet and I don't think that Democrats House Democrats when they launched. This process really had any illusions that that was ever going to be the case. Polarization is so strong. We really haven't seen much of a crack crack in The president support on impeachment. There may be a couple of senators. That'll make this interesting Mitt Romney Ben Sasse Susan Collins who's up for reelection if a couple of them vote against the president would that be seen as a significant moment in his reelection campaign. I don't know but to say that. An impeachment process is about the election. Action is an argument that Republicans are making. But it's not altogether wrong. I think that Democrats were wary of this process. Initially because they worried it might help the president in. What's looking looking like a difficult reelection race? They eventually came around to it when I think they decided that at least it wouldn't hurt their chances of defeating him in twenty twenty and maybe if they get some new evidence or they get a couple Republicans voting to remove him from office. They can use that as an argument to say look. This is so bad that even these Republicans thought thought that he is not worthy of being president of the United States. Well I guess we'll see if that will happen. We Will Aaron. Thank you so much. Thank you Erin. Blake writes about politics for the fix. The we're on the street is that you are from Florida I am. I'm also from Florida. No Way I I grew up in Saint Petersburg and so Walking home from school every great. Imagine I wouldn't walk and Dan every ten years or so. Add encounter an orange tree and I can orange sometimes and just peel it. Eat It on the way home and those are my best memories of Florida which is because there were so many oranges everywhere that you could just go into random yard grabbing orange and eat it. It was amazing. I mean I I was aware ear. That other people couldn't do this so I felt special the beach an oranges. This is darryl fierce. He covers the environment and wildlife for the recently. He went back to Florida to report on the state's oranges. Oranges are not doing very well. the first thing I did when I got to Florida was to go to Edessa to visit the CB citrus emporium which is right outside of Tampa so now we are outdoors in the growth and can personnel is GonNa give me a tour Of some of the trees I just wanted to point out the one you can look this is one of our sick at sickest blocks and so all these have have green you can see some of them are just full on dead other ones look like crap and then you know right next to him. You'll see a tree that looks perfectly fine now. They're all sick and they're all and I visited this place that was started by a former real estate developer name bill. Burr channel and bill was an industrious guy whose dream was to. I have a just a giant Orange Grove. It's a middle of a swamp and he managed to take a few like very small skinny orange trees and grow up three hundred hundred Acre Grove and he died in two thousand sixteen. Will that farm to his son William Kennedy and his grandson and these guys are now watching his dream. Go to ruin Outta here. Maybe by the ten so we're walking through a the grove and I'm looking at trees that a line of trees some have leaves on them but a long line of them are just looms without leaves Brown looking sickly a row of Detroit. He's they are presiding tiding over dying trees and sickly trees where to leave the formed watching this go to waste. Why aren't they doing well? There is the disease that scientists liken to HIV and in fact has an HIV like name is called H. L. B. Short four Awang long being which is a disease that originated in China as infected ninety percent of every citrus orchard in Florida. And so how did this. This orange disease end up in Florida. The way diseases ended up in the United States from all over the world invasive species of trade aide this bacteria probably came from some type of tree clipping. This is what the scientists say from China so people loved the bring. These clippings comes from favourite plants from places. They're not supposed to but they sneak them onboard luggage anyway at it do it and so they speculate someone did this. Probably in the Del Ray beach area and now this disease has spread pretty massively threat. State it has and it has spread in the most amazing way is like nature anti nature so before this disease Wong being got there Aw there was this. Very small net size insect call citrus and this citrus Silat feeds on the leaves of citrus trees so when it whenever it is sill it encountered a tree with this bacteria or leaf with this bacteria accepted into its gut and that sell Jillette or insect took the bacteria to the next tree and when it sucked on mat leave it transferred the barriers so the combination of this disease and on this insect has made this not only incredibly harmful orange disease but One that can spread really quickly. This insect is the Uber Uber for disease. And at this point how many orange trees have been affected. And how has this affected the orange industry in Florida. The orange trees all over the state of dying. Look how little and how you know yellow that is and how curly all the leaves around that little piece of fruit that the lamb is just. It's just too sick but there's other trees the ones that were were actively harvest and you know in other parts of the grove or you know they're doing okay. They're sick but they're doing okay. CB's farm has been devastated. People come on on the property all the time. You got a goal all line here and it's like well show me where to dig you know because if I knew how to grow hops Caracazo hops all all over. Not You know. That's not. What would we do? We'd have to relearn apple that whole business. Yeah well there's there's a for sale sign outside right now you know but we don't WanNa WanNa do that you know we're we're we're talking to a we would love to you know. Somebody came like most assigned if somebody came amen here and said Hey our will help and this is how we're going to do it and wants joint venture out but we will talk to anybody about anything. We were passed Rosenberg Rosenberg. Rows of dead trees and sick trees trees with fruit hanging on them. That were beautiful in green. But we're probably never turn turn orange and because of this disease this heart fascinated me so h. o.. B. Wouldn't affects a tree goes to the trees roots and it begins the disfigure. You're an deformed trees route so that the tree cannot suck the nutrients from the earth that it normally does and because it can't suck the nutrients from the earth. They normally does water food. Whatever it uses is starved and so- oranges grow by sucking nutrients transom border from the tree? And so the tree unable to feed as it normally does as. I'm not surviving right now and these oranges the leaching off of all my nutrients. I'm GonNa let them Go. I'm GonNa let them Go. And maybe outgrow them next season. But I can't survive with these things on the right now until it basically abandoned all these unripe fruit and just drops them all in one go good bye and for orange farmers there. What is it like for them to see the disease disease? Come in and to have these moments where all of their orange is our staying green and then dropping to the floor all at once without ever ripening uh. When this disease was first discovered in two thousand five there was something like seven thousand three hundred citrus citrus growers in Florida there are now about two thousand seven hundred five thousand? These farmers got business. The majority of them have gone out of business the vast majority and for those who are still trying to make it. I mean I imagine that. They must live in fear of this disease coming to their Orange Grove. So the silver lining in the story is this bonker of laboratories run by the University of Florida is called the citrus research and education education center in Lake Alfred Florida so About thirty miles south of Disneyworld in the middle of nowhere. Is this bunker anchor laboratory. And they're these people are inventing these scientists in lab coats are inventing a new type of orange or several dozens uh-huh varieties of new oranges. That are disease tolerant. So that the end. They're they're taking roots of trees and re engineering awesome Genetically altering them not in GMO type away but at a sort of more natural type away to make a stronger a tree that can constituencies. They have these names like the the sugar bill. Let me Ali late and those oranges are going to replace if they are successful. They're still in instrumentation the oranges that we use their sweet variety. So they're trying to make a disease he's tolerant oriented disease tolerant tree and bitter orange juice. But in the meantime are we looking at a world where warns juice becomes a lot more scarce we are. That's a possibility. I love a quote from the director of that group who says you've Weirdo race to save the citrus industry in Florida and some say that they have as little as ten to fifteen years to come up with these solutions. Darrelle fierce writes about wildlife and environment for the post And now one more thing from the posts new gaming and eastport section called launcher. I've been wanting to write a story about people with disabilities using video games overcome. Adversity versity. Because I am also a wheelchair and video games. It's been a great way for me to be competitive in a way I can't physically. That's reporter Hawkin Miller. He recently recently met a group of gamers that have disabilities and play competitively. They told me you know how video games have really helped them through whatever issues. They're going through the some of the people that I talked to mention that video games really helped them reconnect with society in a way that they couldn't normally because usually conversations revolve around what their disability is whereas when they play games it revolves around their ability in that game so play video games allows you to connect in a way that is in physical the and in a way where you don't have to see each other kind of you're actually getting to know that person that person's gaming ability or the way that they talk awesome then you develop into a friendship for you actually figure out a what's wrong with this person or was this person going through. I meant a Gamer. Whose name was Jackson and reese and he had recently lost both his arms and legs after being paralyzed in a motorcycle accident because he had contracted subsists in the hospital and he uses a device called aquatic and that allows to play video games in a way he had never thought possible after her he lost his arms and legs? It's all mouth operated like. It's got different controls that you puff and SIP on and you move is all head movement and everything like that to control your character. What you're doing one of the things I learned in reporting the story is at eight is a little bit of social anxiety attached it because you can't do everything everyone else can so video games combat feelings of social isolation and even depression by allowing them to do things that they normally wouldn't be able to to do in real life? I can't run off on the real run in the game so I always make little forrest gump comments and everything and I just try to throw throw in my sense of humor and everything like that with it because yeah you can't run and jump and laugh and stuff like that so you can run and jump off a building and scream. Ah Legs it cracks you up a little bit to give you a little bit more humorous to keep you from depressed and stuff actually founder and Gamertag Dan's rock rocky. No hands is paralyzed from the neck down. After he suffered a pretty bad fall when he was nineteen and since thin he's perfected being able to play video games very while they're quad stick which he only uses his mouth control and is able to do so many things that even I could even do playing video games with full control of my hands. There's always a way to do something can't do it and You don't have to be great at it on. Just gotTa make sure the rocky now hens says definitely currently inspired a lot of people just reading through his twitch general comments and people are really worried about that because he's not letting his desployed define him many saw doing all these amazing things video game world and watching rocky no Hans Compete in the way he does despite is disability can help put the things into perspective for people and help them do the same thing and get past their own adversity and and play the Games despite what they're going through Hawkin Hawkin Miller writes about gaming and sports. And that's it for today's show. Thanks for listening. There have been some really interesting conversations in the post reports facebook one listener chaz posted about last week's story on the fight for gender neutral Spanish and started discussion about other languages that have tried to change gender gender grammatical structures. We love for you to get in on the conversation. 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George Lopez Wants to Murder President Trump
"Thank you for listening to this. podcast one production available on Apple podcasts. And podcast one today on a Charlie Kirk show we talked about about how a celebrity George Lopez who thinks. He's a celebrity but has very little talent has said he wanted to murder. The president added states. We break down the Iran issue in a very digestible. easy to understand and way and we talk about a concern. I have about the upcoming conflict in the Middle East. That not enough people are talking about before we get into this. Make sure you are subscribe to the Charlie Kirk showy the big episode episode. Dan Crenshaw coming up email. Your questions freedom at Charlie Kirk Dot Com. That's freedom at Charlie Kirk Dot com because we have an ask me anything episode coming up later in the week and make sure your subscribe at the Charlie Berkshire take out your phone. Get your friend. Take out the phone type. And Charlie Kirk Show your podcast provider press subscribe. Give us five stars and leave us. A review buckle up got a great show in store everybody this is Charlie Kirk hosted the Charlie Kirk. Show your home of conservative Libertarian. Rational thinking here we go charlie. What you've done is incredible here? Maybe Charlie Kirk on the college campus. I want you to know. We are lucky to have charlie. Charlie kirks running the White House spoke. I want to thank Charlie. He's an incredible guy his spirit his love of this country. He's done an amazing job building one of the most powerful youth organisations ever created turning point. USA He will not embrace the ideas that have destroyed destroyed countries destroyed lives and we are going to fight for freedom campuses across the country. That's why we are here. Hey everybody happy new year. Welcome back to the Charlie Kirk show. We have some great episodes that we were able to post over the Christmas season. I hope you guys had a a wonderful couple days. Might have been a good couple days or not so good couple days depending pending if you had liberal relatives that had any idea. They knew what they were talking about. You know it's kind of interesting. We thought that the big news of two thousand twenty the big. I word if you will. It'd be about impeachment impeachment so we had some very nice conversations exclusive conversations with Rudy. Giuliani with Matthew Whitaker. We have someone coming up with Ken. Starr we have Ted Cruz. We we also have Dan Crenshaw Congressman Dan. Sean I talked about impeachment. And we also don't see eye to eye on something that has to do with the actual other i-word that is now driving dictating the new cycle all here in two thousand twenty and that is Iran boy. This happened quick. Isn't it I mean it happened with Iran and Iraq seemingly overnight but for those of us who have been following the news of the Middle East knew that Iraq was kind of bubbling up over the last couple of months. It wasn't really I wouldn't say newsworthy. But it was something that was being kept on our radar more and more protests more and more disruptions and basically the long and short of it is that there was some and I hate this I hate to use this word protests there was some basically attacks against the US embassy plus just start right there. The the media Assez protest outside the US embassy this was a coordinated attack it was coordinated by Salomone. May he rest in peace Torpedo through the head causing death American throne and so he was coordinating the attacks on this embassy and it kind of started a chain of events where president trump actually really protected our embassy on their like unlike President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Benghazi and he tweeted out. It was the Anti Benghazi is actually what he called it. So basically these were Iranian rainiest surrogates that attacked the US embassy which is an act of war by the way that is an act of war to attack sovereign soil that is a diplomatic mission as a US embassy that is considered sittard an act of war the US embassy is a division of the State Department and it is under jurisdiction matter State Department but also the Department of fence sometimes lend security forces in Lens and Marines or Air Force whatever might be to protect our US soil abroad so for example if you go and walk through New York or you walk through DC you'll see tons and tons of embassies for all sorts of different countries that's technically they're soil it's technically their jurisdiction there laws that's why you can actually seek refuge in a certain embassy in country at a certain time so if you want to be hyper technical and hyper legal about it when these Iraqi individuals some of which were iranian-funded and Rainier trained by Sulejmani who's now dead were attacking that. US Embassy missing Iraq that should be legally viewed exactly the same as them attacking Idaho. It's exactly the same. That is not a logical jump. That is not an exaggeration. Our our embassies must be defended because why they're staffed with US personnel and US citizens there US funded the US chartered their US run and so when Iraqi Iranian insurgency of terrorist go after our embassy it is inactive war and an active was met with force where in talk with the implications of it. And I'm going to talk about some Mike concerns so my concerns kind of things are headed in the Middle East right now. I think president trump is handling this very very well. He's handling at wonderfully but my concern is with some of the career generals else that love nothing but endless war in the Middle East. And we're GONNA talk about some of those concerns. But I I WANNA talk to you about credible credible is an online marketplace. That gets you prequalified. 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If you follow my the writings and you follow my upcoming book Maga- doctrine which I would love to have you all preorder right now. Maga- doctrine I am. I am very much the position especially in the Middle East of a restrained foreign policy. I think president trump best. Summarize it by saying you get sand and death in the Middle East I think we have spent trillions of dollars too much in that region we've lost thousands of lives displaced millions of people. We we did a very direct episode about the Afghan war previously. We talk about how that has been one of the biggest mistakes in American history the length and the lack of direction of that war and the Iraq war was GONNA go down as one of the worst foreign policy decisions in American history. We also have an upcoming discussion with congressman. Dan Crenshaw where we disagree on this topic. It's a lively topics of you. Guys want to make sure you catch shut episode type. In the Charlie Kirk show press subscribe Dan Crenshaw and I go back and forth because a little tense at times. We have mutual respect for each other. He's an American hero and we have a lot of we. I think we have a really good discussion on your knees. The discussion that needs to have with that being said though Iran is an evil regime. And I'm coming at this from a restrain foreign policy perspective on the war hawk. I'm not someone who wants to invade every single country. That looks looks at America incorrectly but it was the correct move for the President United States to defend our embassy to begin regime change wars and be against foreign occupation. Does not mean you have have to be weak does not mean you have to be weak and it seems like the left has allowed their hatred of Donald trump that translates into complete adoration and love affair with the Iranian regime. So so. But here's one of my concerns. The president trump. I mean this is not the concern but I'll get you to concern like once. Just once. President trump then goes and is offered an option to kill Qassam salomone. This guy is evil evil. This guy was responsible for hundreds of American deaths during the Iraq war. Should we have been in Iraq. No because that was one of the arguments I've heard Cable News on one of the fake news channels. Oh well we should never ever been Iraq in the first place okay so unbelievably horrible argument. So it's like saying okay. We shouldn't be there but since we shouldn't be there. It's okay that Americans die like okay. No that's it's a bad argument. Did I want the Iraq war to happen. No do I think it shouldn't have happened. I think it should have happened. was cheering for Americans to win. Of course I was was I sat on Americans died. Of course I was so this maniac. This murderer by the name of Qassam salomone. He was responsible directly for hundreds of Americans being killed. So the United States is given a variety variety of options We have crippling sanctions on Iran. And they basically he was presented by his military advisers they said Hey look this guy is causing trouble all across the Middle East. He allowed the genocide to happen in Syria and actually helped supplement the genocide to happen in Syria the series of a war he's helping Hezbollah. He's helping many terrorist cells. So if you if you want to describe Iran Iran is basically like the ATM of terror in the Middle East. If you WANNA get terror financing quick we talk about all sorts of different advertisers here on the dark show how to refinance your student loan debt. Well if you want to refinance your terrorist terraced debt. You go to Toronto okay. If you WANNA get like approved quickly you know if you WANNA get a tear funding approval. Bill approved in twenty seconds. Or less you ought to Toronto you submit and without without even looking at the specifics. They'll send you money. Who stopped that free flow of money? President trump stop that flow of money. President trump completely destroyed the Iran deal which crippled Iran's ability ready to refinance people's tear rates. And be able to have this free flow of money to destroy American assets attack Israel and attack our allies in the region. Arana's no good now. What did Obama Ahmadou is? He sent a billion dollars in cash to run overnight not good and had over five hundred billion dollars in sanctions relief so president trump basically said okay if you are going to attack the the. US Embassy which the Iranians did and Iranians are getting more and more restless because they're under these crippling sanctions. They're under these key there under the correct and it's the JCP. Oh the joint comprehensive enhance a plan of action is what it is but basically president trump said you know what this Sulejmani Guy is evil. He's an enemy of the United States. He directly attacked in the United States. I've been presented ended with an option to take this guy out. I did and you did the right thing. President trump did the right thing. Now People say oh well. There was an act of war attacking embassies an act of war. Okay this is in retaliation Asian. You attack an embassy. You'RE GONNA get retaliated upon now. Some of the devil's advocate say. Well he was not the one behind it. Of course he wasn't the one knocking that stinking door down. He was the one planning planning it. He was the architect. It's like saying well O'Sullivan Laden didn't fly the planes into nine eleven. nope he was the architect the tariff under and the advocate behind Al Qaeda. So this guy. I was responsible for more deaths than more terrorists could ever imagine of killing of Americans and Westerners and in the great irony at all he actually died on the very same road and that many Americans died right outside Baghdad's airport where there are many ideas. So how's that for the swift sort of irony amongst your evil throat salomone. The world is a better place because you are dead. And I'm saying this again coming from a non hawkish realistic restrained pro American foreign policy position now. Many of the people people in Washington. DC are clamoring and pretty happy that it seems that America took this firm stance against Iran. I support that where I'm not supporting is this whole repositioning of American troops to the region. This worries me. I don't understand why we need to have thousands and thousands of more troops go to the region. You know why that is. I don't like it because we actually might I use them. We don't need to be there. Those troops should be repositioning outside of China. Those troops should be repositioning outside of our greatest enemy. which is China China is? They're just loving. They're just they are just loving. The fact that America is getting further and further invested in the region and by the way we just sent four thousand troops to the Middle East. I would rather send four thousand troops to Tijuana out of their four thousand troops against the terrace of the cartels and they should be designated as a terror organization and some people talked about that they might be tear designated designated very soon in Mexico killing cartel members and freeing women from bondage from the sex slavery that they have in Mexico then go fighting for Sandon even death four thousand miles away in the middle of nowhere in the Middle East. By the way. Why did I like the attack on salomone from logistical standpoint? Why do I support it from from what I understand? No civilians were killed in that attack. We can fact check that. But I haven't heard about that. And no American troops were killed in that attack if we have to fight the skirmish against Iran and I hesitate to call it a war because look you should really go to Congress to declare war and we really abuse that power a lot over the last thirty forty years but this skirmish against Iran. I'd rather fight this skirmish against Iran from forty thirty thousand feet in the air with people in Utah and people in Louisiana monitoring drones and going home to eat dinner with their families every night. That's how I WANNA fight against Iran Iran not with ground troops that'll ptsd that essentially ground troops are a precursor to regime change. No reason to play that game against Iran zero reason whatsoever so so I am afraid that we are lumbering towards a conflict with Iran. One that we can't afford one that will further destabilize the region shouldn't we learn the lesson from Iraq. Oh my goodness that we should not get involved in prolonged conflicts in the Middle East. I get our troops out of that region except for minimal security forces to protect our embassies in certain hot spots there. The the fact that we're increasing the troop count in the Middle East very much concerns me by the way the Iraqi parliament voted to get. US troops out of Iraq. Great debt the heck out of that country tree. They hate US weedy. Stabilized it every day we are in Iraq is a dollar wasted and alive put in jeopardy debt out of Iraq and if that means closing our embassy Z.. Until they can actually form some sort of federative government then so be it. Iraq has become a proxy state of Iran. You know what frustrates me. The most you know who used to keep Iran and check you know who we used to fight the Iran Iraq War Sadam Hussein. Bad Guy Hated. America never attacked America. Okay Evil of course should he have been taken taking out the way we did it. Of course not. That was one of the biggest mistakes in American history. We lost five thousand. Six thousand American lives directly tens of thousands through veteran suicide in the weeks ensuing spent trillions of dollars displaced an entire region and eventually led to the rise of Isis bad foreign policy. So there was a report that we were getting out of Iraq doc. I applauded that at turning point. USA We did a toast. Where most people will you know? Toast Champagne toast tea. But the Defense Secretary Mark Asper said this refuting it. He said we are repositioning forces throughout the region number one. He said beyond that with regard to the letter which I've read once. I can't tell you the veracity of that letter and I could tell you what I've read. That letter is inconsistent where we are right now. Basically disputing the fact that America might actually be getting out of Iraq which I find to be very disappointing. Get Out of Afghanistan. Get Out of Iraq Iraq. Get Out of the region. Bring these troops home and these endless wars and guess what. If Iran starts acting up again do the drone thing again hit him from the sky. It works great okay so in the midst of all this ties into what just fired me up the most in the last couple of days. So this guy who's a total hack George Lopez He. He's very very low. Not talented at all. I tried to watch his show. Once it was not funny wasn't entertaining wasn't well written it all ties in with this Iranian story. And he wants to murder. The president added states. George Lopez has threatened to kill our president the Iranians issued an eighty million dollar bounty on president trump. This is serious stuff. Oaks eighty million dollars and the media. Doesn't I mean it's just like unbelievable. They're offering cash by the way. Where did they get that money from? Maybe they got the money to try to kill trump. You know where they got money from President Obama so President Obama sends them cash. They probably put a little aside. Just Nice little t-bills aside treasury bills and they're like oh we might need this one day. Now they get eighty million dollars to offer a bounty on president trump. These are evil. MANIACS MANIACS folks it's out of control so this instagram account Chicano Worldstar by the way I have to say our team at turning point. USA and my twitter account. That was one of the first people to cover the fact that George Lopez wants to commit murder against the United States. And it's been going everywhere in the media is not covering it. It could just imagine if a conservative dare to to do this. This guy's a third rate comedian. He's not funny He's an angry person. He's a leftist therefore he's angry he said. Basically this Chicano Worldstar. I said nothing. They didn't say anything that controversial he said Iranian authorities have put a bounty on American president. Donald Trump's head during the televised funeral of General Kacem Sulejmani after he was assassinated last week. 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I can't even remember what show he did. We had to look it up and he said that he would kill the president United States for half of that for forty million dollars. I just want you to imagine. If a conservative celebrity or conservative author would have said that they would kill President Obama for a certain amount of money. So Oh right here right now. By the way guys we have a great episode coming up on the Charlie Kirk show with Dan Crenshaw and I disagreeing on the Afghan war gets a little tense right right at times a lot of fun. You guys are. Knock on a miss this some people call it a debate. It's GONNA be terrific. So I responded by the way to George Lopez by saying this George Lopez just said he would kill the United States for forty million dollars. Why are Hollywood leftists obsessed with killing the president United States? Why hasn't secret service approach? This got the tweet got picked up all over the place from people dot Com to NBC and the blaze. So here's actually connects the news cycle altogether. You have Iran who hates America. They issued issue the bounty and then this fourth rate comedian. Total hack comes and offers to kill the United States for forty million dollars so not only. Is he trying to kill the president. He's trying to save Tehran money. Like what kind of person would try to save. Money is a SICKO. But by the way he's also been charged before George Lopez previously used a water bottle to simulate urinating on trump's Hollywood walk of fame star noted that the president's kids could be considered anchor babies mocked trump's reported fifty thousand dollar golf off simulator and he was charged after a serious physical altercation with a trump supporter at hooters. If he eats at hooters he's got a real problem. Okay not not exactly where winners go. Okay this guy is really fallen from grace. He's he's going on the path of a lot of these fourth rate comedians. Where they just become very very angry? Sorry this is Democrat privileged through and through. Why is it that Roger Stone Lieutenant General? Michael Flynn I want you to imagine. Just imagine a world. What if Roger Stone's said he would kill Nancy? See PLO. So do you think Roger Stone would've been arrested. What if Michael Flynn and they say? Oh well George Lopez as a comedian in order to be a comedian. You must be funny. So that dismisses him completely from that that category secondly they sell he was just joking about it. This is what they always do. It's what Kathy Griffin said with. This bloody had look how funny I am. Snoop dogg tried to kill the whereas the United States Johnny Depp where he said he wanted to assassinate the President Madonna where she said she wanted to blow up the White House Robert Deniro when he said he wanted to punch press the United States. Hollywood Hollywood totally and completely sucks so here is George Lopez keeps on saying it's a joke. He tried to say it was a Mexican joke because he said he would kill. The United States are only forty million dollars. I don't think it's funny. I is it racist. I don't even know what he's saying. He's trying to pull the minority card here which is disgusting. Honestly my tweet about it has been re tweeted. Forty Five Thousand Times which is is a pretty good tweet for us George Lopez some of the people dot Com George Lopez draws conservative anger. For joke wait a second conservative angle. Ridiculous headline is this. He wants to murder trump. He wants trump dead. And there's some things you don't joke about okay so first of all you have on the other foot if both sides of the political aisle can't make that joke it's not that funny I mean. Should he have the freedom to say it. No because he's inciting death that's actually the literally the one thing about freedom of speech we say you can't do is saying you're going to kill somebody like like. That's it if you actually say where I try to light on freedom of speech murder would be okay murder or harm against a human being. So he's he keeps on saying it's a joke okay. It's a joke not funny. At all Hollywood by the way is glamorizing murder you got Griffin. You got debt you got Madonna. You got strikes in Deniro. Wants a a fight. Lopez says he wants to kill the prison United States for forty million dollars. Take the stuff very seriously because these sorts of jokes. These sorts of messages actually do have real life consequences. They do result and trump supporters getting beaten in the streets. This is a very serious issue and the people by the way someone who's mentally not there might look at that and they say oh. Wow George Lopez endorsing idea. There has to be some sort of guard rails here and by the way you might love trump might hate trump. There's nothing funny about saying. You are going to assassinate the office holder of the greatest most freest most benevolent generous country. Ever to exist in the history of the world. That's not funny. That's something that should be repudiated by all people and yet the media is totally silent on this. The media doesn't exist they act like it's not happening and they are completely and totally ignoring the only way they're covering conservatives pounds like yeah this is only conservative issue like. Oh Yeah. It's our little issue that the president might get murdered by George Lopez like minor details. George Lopez wants to assassinate the president for forty million dollars. And if you guys don't believe the veracity of the story for whatever reason to type and George Lopez assassinate you'll see it and you'll see exactly what he said and he said it publicly and it's very very scary and very very wrong is one more point about. I want to make this about one of the very interesting articles from our friends at the Babylon which is kind of like the conservative Union. They do a great job job but I the NFL playoffs are here. I'm going to the forty niners game this weekend. Jimmy Garoppolo everybody playing against the Vikings. Jimmy Garoppolo is a Chicago boy. They're going to win. I think they're seven point favorites huge game. H U G. Actually we see we actually say why. Uga around here huge rid some great NFL action. This last weekend I was glad to see the saints lose lose loved drew brees. He's a godly. Great Man Sean. Payton not a fan so I love kirk cousins. He's a great Christian great guy they were big underdogs love to see that happen New England patriots. I was really upset to see this. I love Tom Brady. I think he's trying to I think he has like a NFL equivalent of a midlife crisis. Right now he's like. I have only one six super bowls. It's been and three hundred and thirty days since I've won a super bowl. I have a supermodel wife. I must get bro like you've you're one of the athletes of all time. Going to new franchise might actually show. Do you have lost your edge out. Stay exactly where you are at the New England patriots. Go vacation into Hiti for like two months and come back for your thirty ninth season or whatever it is right. It was like the season. He's been playing literally he's been playing since I was six years old. I want you to think about that. It's unbelievable it's like a geriatric crisis for Tom. Brady Love Tom. Brady thank you. Tom Brady from entering entering. Jimmy Garoppolo the way you have by this brought to you this insight and sports analysis that you'll find nowhere else by our friends from bed online but online dot. Ag Don't forget that pomp Promo Code Code podcast one bet online dot. Ag Greg is we Lsu Clemson boy we got some very very pro LSU people around the circles here so They're very very passionate. They posted about it a lot and actually love Joe Borough. He's one of the greatest athletes. You WanNa talk about the Tom Brady. The guy is a stud. I absolutely loved Joe Borough the way he plays. He's one one of the smoothest college football players I have ever seen and I watch a lot of college football. He's phenomenal. I love the way he handles himself. He doesn't over celebrate going up against Data Dabo Sweeney. He over celebrates he's a little bit of hype man but they've won twenty five twenty six in a row I like Lsu to win by ten. You heard it here second because if you were listening to sports network you heard it there I but I'll tell you I think he's GonNa win the National Championship coach. Who gives the best interviews go tigers? What he always says and I love that guy. He should have been the coach of USA absolutely phenomenal. So it's last college football game. I got nothing else to talk about college football for the next nine months. You're GonNa have to hear me talk about Major Major League Baseball and March madness coming up. Who else do we have this weekend? Vikings niners Texans. Jj Watt Got Shawn Watson number. Four right he's number four. I think okay. He's number four. I got I think the chiefs are GonNa win that game. It's probably at Arrowhead right at Arrowhead. and WHO's the other. AFC team Ravens Ravens. Titans that will not end well for for the titans. I think Ravens are GonNa go very very bold against them and then I like Got Vikings niners and seahawks packers at Lambeau. I would not want to play at Lambeau. How in January again? This is brought by our friends but online DOT AG NBA Young. Not GonNA mention that. Because if you're watching regular season NBA in January when football's on you should listen more to Charlie Kirk shirt. Let's put it that way. 'cause there's something there there's some sort of competition here. Who Do I think's GonNa win running someone in the question go niners everybody? Niners are going to be the Vikings Likings Ravensdale beat the titans. The packers will beat the seahawks. Basically whoever's favor is GonNa win okay and if you want to know who's favorite go to bed online at ag but online at Ag Promo Code. podcast just one okay. Really quick to end the show. There is this hilarious story from twitchy this Babylon article which is hilarious. The best form of satire is when you can't tell if some it's true or not it's right on that line and this one was so good. The Babylon total thumbs up homerun gland Grand Slam gold medal. They said this when the battle Babylon on be Democrats called for flags flown at half-mast the grieved at this Salami. That was so good. It's so good because it's been shared more times five hundred thousand times on facebook number seventy thousand times on twitter because people thought it was real and that shows how crazy the Democrats have become the this right here the media so mad about this like. That's not funny. That's not. Yeah this is actually funny okay. George Lopez wants murder not funny. This is funny okay. This is legitimately hilarious because it's so close to the truth. If you watch the media you watch how they've reacted and the New Yorker called Sulejmani. WHO's a maniac? A flamboyant former construction worker and bodybuilder was snowy white hair a dapper beard and arching salt and pepper eyebrows. Now I don't know the the New Yorker does a lot of parody. I don't know if this was no. They actually do New Yorkers. They think they're funny. It's like upper east side humor or something the cartoons. I don't think they're cartoons. Are that funny honey. There's like a whole network of people that Love The New Yorker cartoons not a fan anyway This is how you know how far the Democrat Party has gone how far they have fallen that they actually. You actually think that there is some truth behind the satire and it's really interesting to see how the media continues to cover for Iran. There's even analyst who's now saying it's duping people into some part of disinformation campaign. Not called humor. Okay if you want people to stop being tricked by this take back. The Democrat Party from the Marxists okay. The Bolsheviks are running the Democrat part of the anti-american globalist. That's why people are believing the story. There's always going to be satire. Okay you want to go to the onion. Is that a Russian disinformation campaign to know the reason people are believing. This is because the Democrats actually are advocating for policies. That are adjacent of this. So people think it's real if the Democrats actually had a sane policy when it came to the stuff people wouldn't be sharing it and they wouldn't think it it was funny satire is best and most widely shared when it is closest to the truth when the truth gets out of the mainstream all of a sudden the satire becomes reality and the reality becomes satire. Just you don't believe me. Just Look Nancy Pelosi by the way one end our show here today with the hero here of the week Ricky Gervais citing this guy's hilarious. He's the last comedian Radian. I hope nothing happens to him. I mean that because I hope he doesn't lose any shows because he went absolute Sulejmani Baghdadi. Hollywood apple rolled into the game with the morning. Show a superb drama. Yeah a superb drama about the importance importants of dignity and doing the right thing made by a company that runs sweatshops in China. So you say you woke but the companies you work for. I mean unbelievable oppal Amazon Disney if isis started a streaming service. You can we region so if you do with an award tonight. Don't uses the platform to make a political speech right. You're in no position to lecture the public about anything you know nothing about real world most of you spend less time in school than Grantham bug south. Come up except thank you agent. Let's do the I. I A war so anyway Ricky Javale's hosted the Golden Globes. If you haven't seen it yet it's been all over instagram and twitter. It's been pretty amazing. Well guys we have some great episodes coming up later in the week. We have an ask me anything so right now email us freedom kirk dot com. Email us your questions. Make sure leading reviews on the PODCAST APP. We are doing doing better in the charts but we need to do even better so please. Don't take your friends phone. Go take your parents. Get them. Subscribe to the Charlie Kirk. 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President Trump Weighs Lowering Capital Gains Taxes
"You're invited to travel the world and discover what it means to live. The intercontinental life with more than two hundred properties worldwide intercontinental hotels and resorts welcomes you to who iconic properties in global destinations including New York London and Shanghai discover more about the cities and the tails inspire with stories of the intercontinental continental life a collection of stories that will excite your curiosity and offer new perspectives on the world here more at intercontinental dot com forward slash life. Here's your money briefing. Jr whalen at the Wall Street Journal in New York. The federal liberal tax rate on capital gains is currently twenty three point five percent but that could be coming down under a plan being considered by president trump will check in with our Washington bureau for details in a moment I some money and market news. You should know there's a plan on the table in Washington that would keep social security solvent for at least seventy five years the so-called Social Security Twenty one hundred act being considered by House Democrats would also raise benefits and lower income taxes on those benefits now under under current law individuals with income of at least twenty five thousand dollars and married couples with incomes of thirty two thousand dollars must pay income taxes on a portion Russian of their benefits. The bill would raise those thresholds to fifty thousand and one hundred thousand dollars and a higher taxes involved as well the plan would immediately immediately began imposing the tax on wages above four hundred thousand dollars and increase the tax rate from six point two percent to seven point four percent over twenty five years but the plan is a long way from becoming reality with Republicans currently controlling both the Senate and the White House. You're invited to travel the world and discover what it means to live the intercontinental life with more than two hundred properties worldwide intercontinental hotels and resorts welcomes you to conic properties pretty in global destinations including New York London and Shanghai discover more about these cities and the tails inspire with stories of the intercontinental life gave a collection of stories that will excite your curiosity and offer new perspectives on the world here more at intercontinental dot com forward slash life an idea. That's been brewing inside the White House to lower capital gains taxes axes could take some steps forward this week and Wall Street Journal reporter. K Davidson is on the line with us from our Washington bureau so kate president trump's idea is is to tie capital gains taxes to inflation but he hasn't gotten full support from his economic team. How does he plan to push this plan forward well. That's a little bit unclear clear I think that it's sort of widely recognized that the plan is unlikely to gain any traction in Congress so what the administration is doing the President President and his economic advisors are I think looking at and exploring possible alternatives to the extent that this is part of a broader package to look tax cuts in tax cuts two point zero as they're sometimes referred to that sort of a post election proposal but there it is possible for are you know the administration to to take action unilaterally on their own so I think the meeting today is to explore you know how they might do that. So by unilateral you mean they could could actually just bypass Congress they could but they're sort of one big one big thing standing in their way and so we're kind of waiting to find out the extent to which this this topic is explored at the meeting and that is this opinion. It's nineteen ninety-two opinion from the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel the basically concludes that the Treasury Treasury Department lacks the authority to do just that to move on their own so we know that the Treasury is essentially you know they've acknowledged that that this opinion kind of prevents them from acting and we've heard that you know that there there could be in a one one course of action they could take his ask the Justice Department to review view the opinion and reconsider it so that might be happening but we also know that the Treasury Secretary Mnuchin is is really not all that keen on this on this policy policy idea so it's kind of waiting to see which side wins out on the argument for actually going ahead with this proposal Attorney General William Bar plays an interesting enroll here that's right. He was actually the Attorney General at the time that that earlier opinion was issued so a little bit unclear. You know what factor that could I play in in the likelihood of whether this decision gets revised the capital gains currently face a twenty three point eight percent federal tax rate and people might be encouraged urge to sell assets. If that rate actually comes down the there's an estimate from the Penn Wharton Budget Model that says that most of the benefits of going going thing you know would go to high income households for the sort of change then it would reduce taxes by about one hundred billion dollars over a decade so a pretty significant effect on government revenues. There is the reasoning behind the uneasiness or opposition to this idea just based on lower tax revenue. I think that's part of it but I. I think that there's also political considerations here to write. you know officials have been talking about wanting to do more of a middle class. Tax Cut that this is the only real you know concrete proposal that we've heard about and it's a proposal that would undoubtedly benefit higher earning households so. I'm a little bit at odds perhaps with their messaging suggest that the administration might WANNA WANNA put forward heading into an election year and you know we've been down this road before. President trump has indicated support for lowering capital the gains taxes and then he has sort of backed away right. He's he's sending mixed signals now. It was kind of interesting there was a tweet from from the president linking to in article and op Ed by Senator Ted Cruz and grover norquist the president of Americans for tax return urging the president to do this and and he he re tweeted tweeted it and said an idea liked by many question mark so that was a little bit confusing to observers like what is he is. The retreat and endorsement is essentially chilly the question that he that he put out there. It's an interesting balancing act for the politicians because you're coming into an election season in twenty twenty you have lowering taxes is on the table but like you said in this particular case this might just benefit the higher earners so it really depends upon the value of the message getting to the tax payers right. I think another sort of a complication with the messaging here is that we have heard about this proposal. We first heard about it earlier in the summer and it's been raised as a potentially an effort to combat the slowing economy. If there's a potential economic downturn this could be one perhaps of of many others fiscal stimulus US efforts and of course. That's not a message that the administration wants out there either. They've been repeatedly arguing that the economy is very strong so so if you're going into election cycle saying the economy is great and yet we need another big tax cut it might be a little bit hard to square that all right. That's the journals K Davidson. That's and joining us from our Washington Bureau Kate. Thanks for coming on the show. Thank you and that's your money briefing. Im J._R. whalen in New York for the Wall Street Journal.
Coronavirus Update: President Trump Announces 'Operation Warp Speed'
"Today president trump officially unveiled his plan to fast track. A Corona virus vaccine. It's called warp speed. That means big and it means fast a massive scientific industrial and logistical endeavor. Unlike anything our country has seen since the Manhattan project. The president said a former drug company executive and a four star. General will quarterback the new operation. Meanwhile the Corona virus has now killed at least eighty six thousand Americans and it has put thirty six million more out of work even as that devastation grows. The political fight about further economic aid is getting more and more bitter. Democrats have assembled yet another relief package this one with a price tag of three trillion dollars but Senator Mitch. Mcconnell a Republican has slammed it calling it a quote. Left-wing wishlist this week. A speaker published a eighteen hundred page seasonal catalog of left-wing auditees and called it a arenavirus. Really bill all right for more on that political fight and the rush for a vaccine. I'm joined now by. Npr Congressional correspondent. Susan Davis and Health Policy Reporter. Selena Simmons Duffin. Hey to both of you pay their High Alpha all right Selena. Let's start with you. Operation Warp speed. What an aim. Tell us a little more about what this is exactly. This is a project that puts these incredibly ambitious goals for coming out with a working vaccine and treatments and Diagnostics and puts military organization behind them so the two men in charge are monsef slowly formerly of Drugs Company GlaxoSmithKline and US Army General Gusts Purna. It's a nearly ten billion dollar effort and a lot of the focus is on getting a crooner virus vaccine really fast. President trump wants one by the end of the year and he's talking about beginning to manufacturer promising vaccine candidates before they're approved. Here's what trump said about that today. It's risky it's expensive but will be saving massive amounts of time. We'll be saving years if we do this properly. And that's what we're doing another interesting thing to note. The trump administration says it's promising vaccines and treatments created with support from operation seed will be affordable and some amount of it will need to be donated. What our public experts saying about the feasibility of this operation. Especially the timeline that the president laid out well every shut to a few former federal officials who worked on pandemic preparedness and. I heard some skepticism that this is actually going to come into fruition or whether the trump White House was over promising the officials also questioned what corners would have to be cut in order to compress the usual timeline. You WanNa be very sure a vaccine is safe before you start vaccinating. Millions of people and the testing to establish that safety takes time And I should also say that less than a year to develop a vaccine would be way way faster than has ever happened before one piece of historical context. Greg Gonzalez an epidemiologist. A professor at Yale has pointed out the HIV vaccine was supposed to take two years to develop and of course decades later. We still don't have one. Of course this is a different kind of virus. It's a different era. Science has advanced but for a lot of reasons. It's really hard to know if this timeline will be possible. And it's definitely risky to promise that it will happen right. Okay we'll sue turning to you. Democrats have meanwhile put together their own three trillion dollar package which would make it the single largest economic stimulus package ever. How did this bill get to that size well in defending this Legislation House Speaker? Nancy Pelosi all week has been repeatedly pointing to comments from Federal Reserve chairman. Jerome Powell who told Congress to quote. Think big about what it's going to do. In terms of economic stimulus mainly because interest rates are so low right now and I mean Democrats leaned in. They've accepted this. I mean this is as you noted its just a behemoth of a bill. There's never been anything like it about a third of it. A trillion dollars for state and local governments who have seen their budgets decimated because of the healthcare costs of the pandemic. And you know they're doing things like extending some of the really popular stuff. Congress already done. It's got another round of those twelve hundred dollar direct payments and it's the beefing up of employment benefits that extra six hundred dollars a month. They extend that for another six months. Well well both. President Trump and Republican lawmakers are saying that more legislation will be needed to address the pandemic. What they are saying now is just not this bill by Democrats. What exactly is their opposition to this bill. They have a lot of reasons for it. What is just the size and scope of it. There's just real skepticism. Among Republicans that this kind of spending is necessary right now to keep the economy afloat. Republicans also see it as sort of a back door attempt by Democrats to try to forever enact policies that they've wanted to do for years higher. Federal MINIMUM WAGE PAID FAMILY LEAVE STUDENT. Loan debt forgiveness and more support for mail in ballot elections this November the House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy Today said he does expect Congress to pass more corona virus relief measures. But it's just not really clear what Republicans believe is going to be necessary l. Says you know on. Capitol Hill usually pressure point for to get Congress. Act And one thing that people were constantly say to me is the current unemployment benefits run out in late July and if the economy hasn't rebounded by then I think that's when you're going to see real pressure to act right okay. We'll Selena back to you now last night. The Food and Drug Administration warned that Abbott's rapid corona virus tests could be unreliable now. This is the test that apparently has been used on a daily basis on White House officials. So what's been the reaction to all of this today and we should know that Abbott is. Npr THUNDER SO president. Trump was asked about this today and whether this news has raised concerns for him. And here's what he said. It's a great test. It's a very quick test and it can always be very rapidly. Double checked. If you're testing positive or negative it could always be double-checked but it's a very good test very portable very quick so there have been a series of studies on the reliability of this test including one from the Cleveland Clinic that found the false negative rate was about fifteen percent. Another study from New York University found. The false negative rate could be even higher as high as forty eight percent. So what this means for symptomatic people who are trying to figure out if they have covered nineteen or not is if they get an appetite and it's negative and there's good there's a good reason to try to get a different second test if possible to figure out if they really have the current virus or not But for the White House and other workplaces that are trying to use this test to screen people to clear them to be at work this. Fda warning really underscores that the test alone isn't gonNA prevent the corona virus from spreading necessarily workplaces and other group. Settings will still have to do all these. Other things to mitigate the spread cleaning surfaces a lot. Washing your hands for twenty seconds. Staying two part wearing masks because the test is no guarantee that nobody who's at work is and sue really quick. I mean the house I understand is making some history today when it comes to how members can vote for legislation during the pandemic. How will it work yet? Democrats are changing the rules of the House that will now allow for proxy voting. Essentially it would allow one member of Congress to cast votes for other lawmakers if they can't physically be present in the House Chamber Republicans largely oppose it. They're arguing that lawmakers should just get back to work as so many essential workers are on the front line. The rules change will take effect immediately and it will remain in place as long as there's a pandemic all right that's NPR congressional correspondent. Susan Davis and Health Policy Reporter. Selena Simmons Duffin. Thanks to both of you. You're welcome thank you.
Democrats Want Impeachment. President Trump Wants NOTHING!
"Thank you for listening to this. podcast one production available on Apple. PODCASTS and podcasts one today on the Charlie Kirk show we give you instant analysis from the Marxist circus otherwise known as the Democrat debates and we break down the procession of hearings and the impeachment inquiry and give you insight that no one else will give you buckle up. We got a huge show planned for you here on the Charlie Kirk. Show your home for Conservative Libertarian. Rational thinking but before we get started type in the Charlie Kirk. Show your podcast broadcast provider APP. Do it right now. Take out your phone. If you're driving pullover and take out your phone typing Charlie Kirk show make sure you subscribe download as many episodes as you possibly can. And then leave a review type in the Charlie Kirk show give us a five star rating and leave a review buckle up. This is one of our best shows to date Charlie Kirk Coastal Charlie Kirk. Show your your home conservative Libertarian. Rational thinking here we go. What you've done is incredible here? Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campus. We are lucky to have Charlie Charlie. Charlie cuts running the White House. I want to thank jollies at incredible guy. His spirit his love of this country. He's done an amazing job building building one of the most powerful youth organisations ever created turning point. USA He will not embrace the ideas that have destroyed countries destroyed lives and and we are going to fight for freedom campuses across the country. That's why we are here art. Everybody I watched the Democrat debate. So you didn't have to. I hope you enjoyed your night with your loved ones. Maybe you're watching something netflix or Hulu. But hopefully you're not watching the democratic debate and if you're in a bad mood you probably Democrat debate. I just have to say first of all. I was just kind of uneventful and full kind of going into this. Let's just the state of the rates Pete. Buddha judge is now considered the front runner in Iowa and New Hampshire. We predicted the rise of Buddha. Judge on this show early and often p. boot edge. I have to say when I make sure I say it correctly. It's very. Let's just say on dynamic there. It's a lack of dynamic group of candidates. It's not a lot of energy and a lot of charisma. I guess what we're kind of having a pre show meeting we said well. Would you want to say that Joe Biden has been durable. Not Really. It's that the other candidates are just so unappealing that he's just kind of there. There is some pretty interesting points that were being made. I want to dive into some of them but nationally. Only Joe Biden continues to lead. But let me tell you. Joe Biden's biggest concern is. Let me just walk through how this works. Primaries and caucuses it's not national go state by state and after one st falls old people can really solidify themselves as a front runner and currently Joe Biden is doing horribly in Iowa. He's doing poorly in New Hampshire. So he's in first place in Nevada but his whole strategy adage is to lose basically Iowa New Hampshire and then start winning what he considers to be serious states like Nevada and South Carolina. I just WanNa say that's a very risky political article strategy just to say that I'm going to forfeit all the new cycle all the momentum and all the energy let me tell you why we'll begin in Iowa. A lot of the debates will be happened again in Iowa Iowa New Hampshire getting closer to the caucus and the primary all the attention the big endorsements from a papers like the Des Moines Register will happen and vines going to be treated like a nominee. The whole is of the nation are in Iowa. But what's the old expression that we use here on the Charlie Kirk Show Iowa picks corn New Hampshire picks presidents. So not nothing against Iowa. We loved the Great State of Iowa but there is evidence to show that I was not always the best indicator who will be the President United States. However here's a fast fact trivia question who won Iowa in two thousand eight in the Democrat primary jeopardy music queued brock? Obama did Barack Obama was a long shot candidate and it from Illinois and guess who he was running against he was running against Hillary Clinton in two thousand eight which really kind of positioned him as eventually a very competitive challenger nominee. So I want to begin with some sound though from Elizabeth Warren Elizabeth Warren. I disagree with a lot but I actually agreed with this and I think this is a winning message for Elizabeth Warren. I think if she stays disciplined and if she stays away from the socialism angle which is hard. Because that's who she really is and she actually got into it a couple of minutes later but this is a winning message for Warren and she pivoted away from the impeachment hearings to a broader deeper point but I think resonates with a lot of people in a lot of listeners to our show so she was asked a question about impeachment and general something around that but she pivoted it towards something completely different. Let's play sound and I'm taking a pledge anyone who wants to give me a big donation. Don't ask to be ambassador because I'm not going to have that happen. I asked everyone who's running for president to join me in that and not a single person has so far. I hope what we saw today. During the testimony any means lots of people will sign on and say we are not going to give away the ambassador posts to the highest bidder. So what Elizabeth. Warren was basically saying that. Hey why are multi millionaires and billionaires able to basically by ambassadorships so later in the show we're going to dive into ambassador Sunland. WHO's the ambassador of the European Union and kind of his whole testimony? But let's give some background and some biography to embassador sunlen ambassador Sunland close friends. The president trump no. is He someone with foreign policy experience experience. Now as he's someone who understands the region well no who is ambassador some a longtime republican donor who didn't like Donald Trump who stopped his supported. Donald trump post president trump going after the Kahn family when he spoke at the Democrat national convention who then rectified his wrong. I guess you could say by giving a million dollars to the inaugural committee to support President Trump. Basically in some ways people would say buying influence which got him the position to the European Union. I agree with Elizabeth Warren. For donors should not be given positions just because of how much money they give to inaugural committees. That's not right. That's not the way business should happen. This is why people don't trust Washington. NBC That's why the real division our country is not right versus left it's not conservative versus liberal. It's the people versus the ruling class. Senator Elizabeth Warren is correct. Point this out that is the real division in our country so Elizabeth Warren is not totally incorrect. There in fact this is a winning message for have to say if she just stayed disciplined on corruption corruption in government and a very populist appeal and main street main street midwest values. I'm telling you right now. The Democrats playbook to win and they're not. I can do this because there are so foolish if they ran on moderate social issues if they didn't run roughshod over religious values kind of a p Buddha just doing but he reveals his colors when it comes to abortion but if Elizabeth Warren was hey I want strong borders if I want commonsense immigration policy. If I'm GonNa Kinda let the religious community she can do as they see fit but if she was very focused on anti-corruption pro populists pro-trade policies and Kinda competed with trump on those issues. That would be a winning winning message for the Democrats. However they're doing the exact opposite they're trying to have open border? Socialism with radical left wing. Social Agenda. And this is indicated by the two recent Democrats winning in Too Deep Red States Kentucky and Louisiana John Bel Edwards being one of them they ran on moderate socially conservative irving. Now Mind you John. Bel Edwards actually signed in abortion ban many months ago which as a Democrat is like no go zone so if Elizabeth Warren it came out and was like hey. I've a moderate abortion position. I think there should be limitations on abortion and eight week ban which by the way it's heresy and the Democrat party like you can't. Let's say that the abortion lobby is no go. You can't do that. She her message of act pain for play access to government it resonates with a lot of people. But you know what else just doesn't make sense is when you try to argue that the government is bought and paid for by the wealthy and well-connected and then the same sentence say that government should run our healthcare. So basically you're like yeah the wealthy in the well-connected run our healthcare it contradicts itself inherently and so she was right on the diagnosis of the problem. Correct that millionaire should not be able to buy influence in government Vermont but incorrect in her broader message and she's so on social issues radically leftist that people in mainstream America and Midwest America want nothing to do with it. I believe that abortion rights are human rights. I believe that they are also economic rights and protecting the right of a woman to be able to make decisions about on her own. Body is fundamentally what we do and what we stand for as a Democratic Party and so then she shifts to kind of the. You didn't build that speech two point. Oh and exchange with cory booker and I don't know is Cory Booker. GOING WHOA capitalists. Let's play the clip of Cory Booker going back with Senator Elizabeth Warren to well Texan. We invest an entire generations. Respond sure you know again. I agree with the need to do all of those things. We're all united in wanting to see universal preschool school and I'll fight for that. We're all united in wanting to fund Hughes. I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for two parents that went to HEC US but the tax the way we're putting forward right right now. The Wealth Tax. I'm sorry it's cumbersome would try by the nation's it's hard to evaluate we can get the same amount of revenue through just taxation but again we as Democrats have gotta start talking not just about how tax a stage but how we grow wealth in this country monsters disadvantaged communities that are not seeing it so I guess the big divergence urgency the Democrat party is someone who wants to take absolutely all your stuff and someone wants to just take most of your stuff which is cory booker. Which I guess is big dividing line cory booker? Actually I think has another winning message. If the Democrats talked Cory Booker did for like twenty seconds. He was running a general election race. Senator born running a primary race big difference Cory Booker. It was basically saying we need to talk about creating wealth. I have not heard of Democrats. Say That in a long time yes. Thank you about talking about growing the Pie. I believe in the dignity of our inner cities. I I believe in the dignity of our rural communities and Senator Elizabeth Warren is so focused on the wealth tax. Basically we built this together and by the way this is one of the biggest lies of the left. One of the biggest lies of the left is the idea that somehow workers and employees did not get paid for their Labor along the way that somehow people that own businesses exploited them along the way. She's like oh well we built this together. Sure perfectly respect that argument. That's why they were paid along the way that's why they signed up and actually contributed attributed their work to a broader workable. But you know what the employees didn't do. The employees didn't take the massive risk that the business owner did along the way the employees didn't sign on the dotted line to go into debt. Got To start the business. The employees didn't work as many as saying employees work necessarily all the extra hours but it's the business owner that assumes the liability and the risk and with that will potentially reap the reward which is statistically unlikely. Most businesses do not succeed in America. Most businesses do not get to that fresh all the millionaire billionaire and she she comes from the zero sum game fixed pie fallacy that is inherent in the flawed viewed economics written by Karl Marx which is just because someone gets rich. Someone Gets Poor Cory Booker actually challenged on this and I woke cory. Booker capitalist probably dug himself a hole and will not be successful so tom style also said something rather rational now by the way. I just had to say Tom. Steiner is the sugar daddy of the radical left Andrew. Thanks that up for him. But do you notice that Senator Bernie Sanders goes after millionaires and billionaires and he says billionaire shouldn't exist and he never actually just turns Tom Steiner. I think you shouldn't exist. GonNa be gone like he never does that again. If it was a Republican or Conservative unabashed with it. They'd have no problem with billionaires as long as the billionaires spend their money on restricting individual liberty freedom or destroying America. They love those types of billionaires. Hey you're a billionaire wants to contribute your money you destroy our country. You're great George. Your great from our Zuckerberg all these guys on the radical left your great. However with tire he had a great idea and I wish there was actually a conversation around this? Tom Steyer is so ridiculously charismatic. And by the way it doesn't resonate with people that you can buy your way into a debate stage. This doesn't the guy is so unappealing it's just I say unabashedly because his organization that he's touted next gen absolutely hates the work that we do a turning point. USA and good they're a bunch of radical Marxists that are just constantly pushing ideas that our way out of the mainstream of our country but Tom Steyer actually has a really good idea and he just worst job possibly every articulating. Here's where you win the debates. If you're on the edge and YOU WANNA make make it what he should have said you want to make sure said `I stand for term limits you know why because Bernie Sanders has been in politics. Longer than I've been alive I stanford term limits. You know why Carr's Senator Kamala Harris has been nothing but politics I stanford term limits. You know why because just go. Boom boom boom boom boom down. He says `I stand for term limits because Nancy Pelosi has been in in Congress or forty four years. We need fresh new exciting voices. Look at the stage like a geriatric concluding myself like that would have been the mic drop. Guess what he should give zero. Xi's literally early. A billionaire like he's so being politically correct and he's trying to be friends with people and it's he should be the guy that should be nuking dudes nonstop like your loser loser. Your Fraud Your Marxist your socialist. I made money. I've money I'll go on my defy pretending I care about climate change after this debate and fly back to my home in Malibu pretending the oceans oceans are gonNA overflow and go and eat Vegan even though I hate it whatever liberals do in their spare time. The milk made from almonds or something crazy like that. I don't know. But but he's the one that should be going scorched earth on these guys and he missed it like term limits is a great idea for our country. term limits are so overdue and for Tom Sawyer advocate for it. I'll sign his pledge leads for term limits. Somebody were to sign. That's why I support term limits because I believe government is inherently corrupt. You don't so you believe. In term limits for some sort of Nice Nice woke soundbite because the American people support them because they know government is corrupt yet at every turn you support government confiscating guns limiting our energy production limiting our freedoms Adams and liberties and growing ridiculous extents. So Joe Biden. Who is the sluggish front runner? This guy is just waiting to get taken out. I mean this guy. Joe Biden is just begging for another candidate. He's points. Can you take me out if you notice. I have more people supporting me in the black community that announced from me because they know me they know who I am three former chairs the the black caucus the only black African American woman that ever been elected to the United States Senate. A whole range of people now are the by the way I was just watching the Joe Biden thing and I was just waiting for him to answer the question with you know my son was plenty qualified to be on the board a Barista of Dang. I was just waiting for one of the candidates. You WanNa talk about savage. Tom Steiner moment. He's like I. I just WanNa take a moment Tom. Steiner could have been like the most woke based leftist billionaire and he would live in like legends. Read it but of course. He's like those things if Tom Steiner wanted onto the be like super grassroots. He's GonNa just set everybody. I just WanNa take a moment and congratulate Joe Biden on becoming grandfather. Today that erupted. -rupt it for those. That didn't hear the news. Hunter Biden is involved in a lawsuit in Arkansas. This is verified. This is not fake news. It's totally true. And he does have an illegitimate child as proven by DNA. Test after saying it wasn't as kid and by the way Hunter Biden has the money to pay for it. We know that eighty three thousand dollars a month from Barista you can afford his child support anyway. So Joe Biden was kind of a mess in this debate. First of all before the debate even began he sent his post-debate fundraising three hours early. which is such a boomer thing to do? This is like again you probably have. When young he probably has like young people running it but he wrote his post to send out his post-debate fundraising plea? Did I make you proud tonight. But Joe Biden basically. He's just trying to get through these debates for him. This is not interesting or fun I just have to say how unimpressed an politically about these democrats. There's so many windows and opportunities for them to go after each other and distance didn't see each other I don't know I don't know if they have some sort of secret handshake onto the table that they're not going to attack each other. I mean the only kind of conflict that actually happened was tolsey versus Kamala Harris Tolsey. Gabbard Robert implicated the entire Democrat Party for their role in America's endless wars something. I totally agree with. Let's play tape of Tulsi. Gabbard Harris is doing his is unfortunately continuing traffic in lies and smears and innuendoes because she cannot challenge the substance of the argument humint that I'm making the leadership and the change that I'm seeking to bring in our foreign policy. which only makes me guess that she will? As president continue this the status quo continue the Bush Clinton trump foreign policy of regime change wars. which is is deeply destructive? This is personal to me because I served in Iraq I left my seat in the state legislature in Hawaii volunteer to deploy to Iraq Rice served in a medical unit. Were every single day. I saw the terribly high human cost of war. I take very seriously the responsibility that the president has to serve as commander in chief to lead our armed forces and to make sure always. No I'm not going to put party interests. I I will put the men. Congress woman so tolsey basically compliments trump's soren policy just so we understand trump who's ending the Afghan war and is critical of the Iraq war and pulling troops out of Syria but then Senator Harris has never found a battle that she's going to lose that she doesn't want to engage in decides decides to go after Tulsi Gabbard because obviously Senator Harris is slipping so far in the polls she see some form of relevancy by attacking someone who's even lower than her in the polls by saying no no. I actually love foreign endless wars and Tulsi Gabbard didn't have the best response. Tulsi Gabbard should have said and she just said you know I served my country and I saw the horrors as of war. I saw the suffering the famine the orphans that creates and to you Senator Harris while you're locking up kids unfairly in California. I was fighting fighting our wars overseas and on that I saw what war does and I won't meet with anyone at any time to end the war. And yes that means Steve Bannon and yes that means Republicans. Shame shame on you. That's what you should have said. That would've been a mic DRP. Tulsi Gabbard moment instead it was this convoluted answer. So that's what she should have said. Do I think Senator Harris was locking people up on fairly no. But that's a talking point of the Democrat base that would have been very effective for Tulsi. Gabbard she's used that accusation before so this episode is brought to you by our friends over at Wolf and shepherd look at this amazing product. Look how comfortable this is wolf and shepherd makes the world's most comfortable dress you for people who just WanNa get stuff done okay. We love working at turning point. 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No results no energy very disappointing. Donald trump literally raised just three point one million dollars in twenty four hours during this impeachment. Nonsense the RNC sitting on probably over one hundred million dollars in the latest report. The campaign is flush with cash. The Democrat Committee. They literally have to go to Mexico and they do fundraisers in Mexico. They went to Mexico and they did. They did a fundraiser with people that obviously want to see the Democrats be get more power. Our this was really interesting. Molly hunting way tweeted Buddha. Judge says he would not continue. Trump's hard stance against China's unfair trade practices using tariffs unclarified. Unclear if he just backed down or if he had some other plans for taking them up look I just I kind of stay away from these kinds of arguments. But I'm going to do it anyway. Do you really want Buddha. Judge to negotiate was usually Ping. I mean that that guy would they would be. They'll be laughing in Beijing. Judge Watch walked in front and I mean the guy is. He can't even run south. Ben How is he going to run an international trade deal and look people to judge. The guy does not have front runner status. You look at it and you say that guy's not going to be a front runner. Know what he's surging and all the polls is that what Mr Producer decided. He serve surging New Hampshire. He surging an Iowa. I don't think that's GONNA stick. I really don't I could be wrong. But Soviet Dave Rubin tweeted. There's nothing remotely interesting curiouser inspiring here. What are you guys GonNa be watching on Netflix? These days Atta Boy Dave Rubin so basically this debate about nothing there are some really interesting intellectual back and forth that will get into to a later time on the Charlie Kirk show that just kinda shows the intellectual and Ideological Direction Senator Amy which had like the most cringe moments. I could possibly imagine where she was like. I raised money from all my ex boyfriends and then senator eighty club which is like if you don't think a woman can beat Donald Trump. Just look. Nancy Pelosi does every single day. Not exactly sure. Oh she is. That interpretation of what's going on. And secondly she said well let's just look at all the female presidents that we've had. I can't stand this argument. Okay just that. Entire argument frustrates me beyond possible whole belief fertilizer for reasons. First of all Hillary Clinton had more than reasonable chance to become the United States and she lost miserably. So don't give me that. People are held to a higher Standard Hillary Clinton raise more money than Donald Donald trump she was treated better by the media. The Donald Trump it was the most winnable election of our lifetime. It was a waltz victory type election and Donald Trump became president United States. Here's the bottom line of this debate. I hope you didn't watch it. You're probably happy happier. Because of the Democrat Party is in disarray they are in shambles. They have no direction. No Clear Front runner. This is why someone rises and falls all the time it goes. Warren Goes Buddha judge. It goes to Biden. There's no clear message they. I'm just waiting for them to actually go based politics. It seems as if they're all just week. POLITICIANS UNREFINED ONE LINERS and no core message that they could bring to the American people. In fact it was P- Buddha judge we've and said yeah the Dow's doing really well but what does that actually mean. They're admitting the success. Most of the trump administration. They can't even go deeper or give credit for it. Joe Biden is still just slugging along you still I in the national polls Joe Biden is the safety position of all the Democrat voters. They are waiting for somebody else to get back into this race. I am more convinced after this debate than anything else that we're GONNA see a shakeup folks. We might see someone enter this race. I don't think this field complete. It just looks so boring. It's so uninteresting we have Bloomberg we have the vault Patrick as president. Trump says. We'll see what happens but I remain unconvinced that this Democrat field has anyone that can be donald trump and guess what we'll talk about this a little later in the show but president trump is beating almost all the Democrat. Front runners had heddon Wisconsin. And we'll dive dive into that in just one second all right. I know you guys worry about burglary and you should because people worry about burglary more than anything else more than murder more than terrorism. And there's something you gotTa do about it. If you care about your property you care about your loved ones right now you got to do something and get simply safe and guess what what we're partnering with them on a special offer because we talked to them and we got this amazing offer just for you for Black Friday. It's an amazing exclusive. 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Make a friend by a dog do anything but this watch reruns of college football ball from one thousand nine hundred forty S. Please don't watch this not because I am worried that you actually might be convinced by Adam shifts monologues by the way that'd be a great show for like like a soap opera. It's the shift monologues. This guy wanted to be a Hollywood star. Congratulations you have by the way that the ratings for these impeachment hearings are way down best described this in in a previous episode of the Charlie Kirk Show of the deep state murder on the Orient Express. He's got all these random people and they all dress differently and they look like random cast of characters. You got the guy in the full military gary outfit. You've got the guy with the Bowtie. The woman Maria Vich looks directly out of central casting like she could be a double agent. Spy I'm not trying to castigate any sort of against her character anything. I'm just saying it could be anywhere. The ratings are so down. So let's just recap Tuesday to witnesses testified. In the morning one Jennifer Williams aid she the offered totally meaningless testimony and it was largely forgettable. That's all I'm going to say about that. So thank you Adam Schiff for wasting time on that but Vin men was a total disaster. He testified the fight for hours on national. TV that one. He never met the president. He's never ever met the president so I've met the president more than just so we understand what this guy was testifying finance number two. He said that he has no way of knowing what the president was thinking on Ukraine and number three. He admitted that his testimony was based on nothing more than his own personal opinions and feelings and when it was revealed that he broke the chain of command and went outside of his superiors to reveal his feelings about the July twenty fifth Ukraine call. He went to National Security Council. John Eisenberg National National Security Council. While you're John Isenburg Isenburg told them not to share his concerns anybody else V- inman then immediately went to his twin brother and NFC lawyer again. You can't make this stuff up. He's got twin Moyer's during the full military uniform you got the whole thing. He also went to George. Can't who testified last week and then you've got an anonymous agent. He went to none of a CIA agent. Likely the one we did not name on the Charlie Kirk show episodes Schmidt Morella we do not name the whistleblower sense we don't name the whistle blower. Please go listen to our show. The SCHNITT show Morella show show and by the way we do not name him. That's why it's called the Sh- merrick relish. Oh then Adam Schiff stepped in and did something incredible role tape if I could interject here. We don't WanNA use these proceedings. It's our time and Gerald. We need to protect the whistle blower. If we stop I WANNA make sure that there's no effort to out the whistle blower through sleaze proceedings if the witness as a good faith belief that this may reveal the identity of the whistle blower. That is not the purpose that we are here for and I want to advise The witness accordingly. So shift is still protecting the whistle blower and gate keeping any witness who may feel pressure to reveal their identity hard stop. Why is the intelligence committee over overseeing an impeachment investigation because Jerry Nadler can't run an investigation to save his life? Okay nor can Adam Schiff but it still Adam Schiff. I guess is a little bit better at running a circus and Jerry Nadler. But here's the thing. The Washington Post step in today's debunked claim that the whistleblower has a statutory rights anonymity. Hey a broken clock is right twice a day thank you. Washington Post Shift said the following. I'm concerned about a bad faith. Effort to out a whistle blower who has a statutory right to remain anonymous. The washing post responded. I don't have to read this. But they basically quickly debunked it. They said they said the case. Three Pinocchio and it's totally on true shifts defense of the whistle or raises an important question the White House but it this way quote Vigne made it clear that he gave information president. Trump's phone call with President Zilenski to an unnamed individual shift shutdown questioning about the unnamed individual to quote protect the whistle blower. But neither one knows who the whistle blower is interesting. Well Vin men was truly supposed to be Adam shifts star witness but guess what he crumbled under pressure. This this guy is not Brett. Farve Peyton Manning Tom Brady okay. This guy is not Tom Brady. This guy's not peyton manning. This guy's the Colin Kaepernick of congressional testimony. Okay this guy is a totally weak person who wants nothing but attention and wants to play victim. This guy's the Colin Kaepernick of congressional testimony. Not Not a crunch time player okay. It totally crumbled under pressure. He did serve valiantly in the United States military I am no way demeaning or diminishing his military service but I can make an independent observation analysis about about the fact. That guy is weak under pressure and he was totally misguided he. We reported earlier this week on the Charlie Kirk show that women would testify that they were missing portions and the read out of the trump Ukraine. Call then men wrote this about the summary of the call in his deposition quote. President trump underscored the unwavering support of the United States for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognised borders and expressed his commitment to work together with president-elect Celeski in the Ukrainian people to implement reforms that strengthened democracy increase prosperity and root Out Corruption but guess what that fell apart during testimony on Tuesday gunmen clarified. During his testimony at the president did not bring up. The topic rooting out corruption during the phone call but included in summary of the call anyway altogether. Everyone agreed that Lieutenant Colonel Alex vitamins Tuesday morning testimony was a total disaster that evening National Security Council official Tim Morrison and Ambassador Volker the US special representative for Ukraine negotiations both testified this went on forever. This was is like a bad golf game on a Saturday afternoon. 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These are just the ten that have been released six weeks of witness interviews in this impeachment inquiry hundreds of hours of testimony. Thousands of questions asked thousands of answers given the number of times that witnesses have been asked any question about whether whether or not president trump's conduct constituted bribery before ambassador was asked by my colleague Congressman Stewart. Last Thursday is zero. The number of times witnesses have used the word bribery or bribe to describe president. Trump's conduct in the last six weeks of this inquiry is zero in fact in these thirty five hundred pages of sworn deposition testimony just these ten transcripts released thus far the word bribery appears in these thirty five hundred pages exactly one time and ironically it appears not in a description of president. Trump's alleged conduct appears in the description of Vice President Biden's alleged conduct and as you heard in that clip. The only reference to bribery was to Joe Biden and his son hunter. By by the way there's a lot of breaking news about BEREA SMA and also hunter Biden today all all. I have to say as all the news around Hunter Biden. He can definitely afford child. Support so on. Wednesday with Democrats are calling the real bombshell for this time after Taylor Tent Ivanovich Ivanov investment. All ended up being duds so ambassador to the European Union. Gordon Son testified before Adam shifts impeachment committee. Let's just say Sunland was a mess. Okay okay he was a total mess. So let me tell you what happened here. Silent testified behind closed doors that something very specific for ten hours that there was no quid pro quo and then he became any kind of augmented his testimony in a very bizarre way. So let's be perfectly clear. There is no pressure no bribery no extortion and no oh quid pro quo but an effort to cover his dairy air to use a French word because he's ambassador to the U.. I'm sure he spends plenty of time. In the failed country of France in Paris. Oh he produced an addendum to his hours and testimony. which read like this from the New York Times number one? Mr Sunlen said. He believed that withholding aid package of three hundred ninety one million dollars in security assistance that had been approved by Congress quote. Ill advised although he did not know when or why or by whom the aid was suspended number two. I presume that the aide had been linked to the proposed anti-corruption anti-corruption statement. Mr Sunland set. This is the crux of the issue. Listen to the language he presumed he did not know when or by whom the aid was suspended so all day headlines around on the Internet read Sunlen ties trump to quid pro quo for eight etc etc.. which again if you just read the headline you think trump was in a lot of trouble fake news so one of the greatest greatest take downs of CNN live on CNN was representative? Mike Turner from Ohio. Who just destroyed the media's narrative comparing the CNN Chiron asking the witness if it's actually what what he meant when he said roll tape but after you testified German shift run out and give a press conference and said he gets to impeach the President States because of your testimony? And if you pull up CNN in today right now. They're banner says silent ties. Trump to withholding aid is that your testimony today missed a Master silent that you have evidence and the Donald Trump tied the investigation. Because I don't think you're saying that I've said repeatedly congressman I was presuming. I also said that president trump so no not just the president. Giuliani didn't tell you mulvaney didn't tell you nobody pump peyot didn't tell you nobody else on this planet told you that Donald Trump was tying aid to these investigations. Is that correct. I think I already testified. Answer the question. Is it trek. no-one on this planet told you that Donald Trump was tying this aid to the investigations. Because if your answer's Yes than the chairman's wrong and the headline on CNN is wrong no one on this planet told you that president trump was tying aid to investigations. Yes or no. Yes so you really have no testimony today that ties president trump to a scheme to withhold aid from Ukraine in exchange for these investigations. Other than my own presumption which is nothing. I mean that's what I noticed it. So you know what hearsay evidence is ambassador here says when I testify what someone else told me what made up testimony is this made up testimonies. When I presume it I mean you're just assuming all of these things and then you're giving them the evidence that they're running out of doing press conferences and CNN's the headline is saying that you're saying the president should be impeached because he tied aid to investigations? And you don't know that correct. I never said the President United States should be impeached beached. Nope but you did. You have left people with the confusing impression that you were giving testimony that you did. Not You cannot impeach a president based on hearsay you. You can't impeach a president based on presumptions by the way I want to also play Jim Jordan takedown who just says wait a second. When did this alleged meeting happened and silane laughs? Because does none of the accusations actually played itself out play. Jim Jordan ambassador. When did it happen? When did what happened the announcement? When did presents Lindsey announced that the investigation is going to happen on page fourteen? You said this was there a quid pro quo. Today's your opening statement as I testified previously with with regard to acquire requested White House. Call White House meeting. The answer is yes that they needed to be public statement from presents. Alinsky when the chairman ask you about the security assistance dollars dollars you said there needed to be a public announcement from Dolinsky. So I'm asking you a simple question. When did that happen? Never did never did they got the call July twenty if if they got the meaning not in the White House but in New York on September twenty fifth. They got the money on September eleventh when the meeting happened in never did. You don't know who's was in the meeting which meeting referring to meet. That never happened. who was in it you know how people do the House Alinsky announced it? Did He tweet it to do a press statement. Did he do a press conference that happened. I mean you got all three of them wrong. They get the call they get the meeting. They get the money. It's not two plus two. It's over three. I've never seen anything like this. So let's just take a step back and kind of summarize. All this ambassador Sunland was trying to save is dairy air because he had incomplete testimony previously. But let's be very very specific. President trump had his lawyer Rudy. Giuliani trying to look out for his best interests during the Muller investigation while a million ton of bricks are being thrown thrown at president trump rudy. Giuliani was trying to root out. Who actually might have been behind this from its original intent? None of that actually gets discussed. But here's the thing. The aid was released leased to Ukraine. The meeting actually never happened in the Oval Office. The press release never actually happened. That was being put in question and most importantly and most no specifically exoneration happened today. Yes that's right. President trump was exonerated. Ambassador Sunlen testified the three most important words that the media will not cover. I want nothing. I want nothing play tape of the United States today addressing the media media. I'm going to go very quickly. Just a quick comment on what's going on in terms of testimony with Ambassador Sunland at I just notice notice one thing and I would say that means at all over. What do you want from you phrase? He asks flee screaming. Why do you want from Ukraine? I keep hearing all these different ideas and series business ambassador. soldering speaking to me just happened to television. What do you want from Ukraine? I gave very well these different ideas and theories. What are you what are you want? It was a very short and abrupt conversation that he had with the Bay said He. He was not in a good mood. I'm always a good mood. I don't know what that is. He's just said now he's talking. About what my response. So he's going what do you want. What do you WanNa hear all these years? What are you what right and now? Here's my response that he gave just K- ready. You have two cameras rolling. I want nothing. That's what I want from you great. That's what I said. I want nothing. You said it twice so he goes. He asked me the question. Why do you keep hearing all these things? What do you want he finally gets me? I don't know him very well. I have not spoken to him. That this is not a man I know well seems like a nice guy though but I don't know well. It was with other candidates actually supported other candidates not saving late but he's not respond now now. If you weren't fake news you've covered properly. I say your best response. I want nothing I want. Nothing I want no quid pro quo. Hells Dolinsky president. Ulysses thing so his by answer I want nothing. I want. Want nothing I want no quid. Pro Quo sells delicious to do. The right thing he says is the final word from the president of the United States. I want nothing. Thank you have a good time. That was the president saying what ambassador. Senator sunlen testified this should invalidate the entire impeachment hearing. Could you imagine if Richard Nixon if there were tapes of Richard Nixon saying. Don't cover it up. Stop covering it up. I want nothing. I want you to do nothing. I want you to do. Nothing could you imagine. If that sworn testimony existed or those tapes existed assisted. Richard Nixon would not have resigned the fact that president trump has ambassador Sunland who also had some not so good things to say about him saying that president trump was not in the best mood saying I want nothing. I should have a shirt that says I want nothing that should invalidate the entire impeachment testimony kill shot and if testimony mic drop homerun. Walk off homer game winning field goal and the game. Close the business. Whatever sort of INNUENDO YOU WANNA use? It's over New Year's Eve. I don't care whatever it's done. Phoenix finished over and the song. The impeachment should be done. I want nothing now. If sunlen testified that president trump said. I'm really upset with you. 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WHOA trump again spied up three trumpets sanders up three trump against warren up five trump against Buddha? The judge up nine poor little judge. He's going to have a little time time. Welcome to the big leagues. It's not you're not in southbound anymore. Mayor beat you're not in southend offender more last month trump trailed by by six sanders by Warren by one and Buddha judged by two. These are all Wisconsin matchups by the way and guess what the road to the White House could arguably go through Wisconsin because if trump loses Michigan Pennsylvania wins Wisconsin Ohio North Carolina Florida Arizona. He's president of the United States for a second term four more years years. This is why they're pursuing impeachment. This is why Bloomberg is going to spend his fortune to try to mix up the race a little bit to go after President Trump. They are freaking out there. Doing everything they possibly can and strategy stabilize and destroy this president from within and guess what this impeachment inquiry is backfiring. They thought this would be their big moment. Less people are tuning in a thirty five percent percent. Drop from viewership of Jim thome testimony. It's down tremendously in fact. I think it's actually helping president trump. Because I think people are tuning in. They're saying yeah. I don't like president trump but they got nothing. But what else would they might be lying about. I think it's backfiring in real time and boomerang well guys. This is a great show. We had instant analysis the MARQUESA circus. The Democrat debate will be backward picking up part that even more but don't stay focused on the impeachment stuff. Enjoy your life go for a walk run. Get a dog fall in love. Don't watch that stuff please. It is bad for the soul. I watch it so you don't have to. I'm going to tell you what you missed what you didn't miss. 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AZ Rep. Debbie Lesko discusses how President Trump is outperforming Joe Biden on every front and the first rallies for President Trump having health concerns in Oklahoma and Arizona.
"All eyes are on Tulsa Oklahoma today in the mayor there just a declared a state of emergency. Democrats are playing games with whatever they do. They're not going to be able to stop president. Trump for getting out a with the people is going to be here in the valley next week, but in the center of the Conservatives. Circus we have representative Debbie Lesko at a representative. You pinned the piece of for the Arizona daily, independent about President trump comparing him to sleep, he Joe Biden before we get into the rally. How does sleepy Joel measure up to President Trump? Well. Thanks for having me on. He doesn't measure up at Oh. My goodness I can't even believe. The Democrats picked him as their candidate. The Guy can't even put a couple sentences together both of the time and here you have this record of president trump who had before a corona virus hit had booming economy in an area Zona. We added two hundred forty four thousand job people. Wages went up their take home. Pay Went Up. I mean everybody was doing well. There was prosperity everywhere, and then of course Kobe hit, and I am totally convinced that president trump is the only candidate that can make America great again again. He did say that representative. Let's go. He said you know we made a great ads. You just pointed out. Everything was booming, and then the Kovic shut everything down. I, think when we're talking about the money that's being spent. It has a lot of folks kinda worried, but we also see that the economy is coming back at. There's anybody that's going to be able to shepherd us through this. I agree with you. It is a President Donald Trump now. What do you make of the Democrats? Call to shut down everything again. Well. I think they're afraid. That president trump is going to win, and they know that their candidate is weak and just wants a hideout in his basement. Doing Video you know, he hardly goes out at all hardly talks and they think that is the best place for him to be. Of course they want to shut down president trump and any conservatives that want to speak out it's it it really hypocritical that they say nothing except praise about all the protests, thousands of people out on the streets in the last few weeks, but then all of a sudden president trump wants thousands of people. People out supporting him and they're like. Oh, no, you can't do that. That's dangerous. What didn't they say that? About all the protesters? The praise them for cost for exercising their first amendment, their constitutional rights, and you're absolutely right, even as we speak A. we have officials out in Tulsa Oklahoma who are talking about a state of emergency? They're talking about the amount of people that are now starting to pour in. They're worried about the The spreading of Corona virus a representative. Let's go you planning on going to with the president to be this weekend. Could you tell us about that trip? Yeah excited I'm the you know it's such an honor to be selected by president. Trump is a t and his team to be there for his first big rally after corona various, and you know I, don't know why he keeps picking me I guess he likes me I. Have to question that a representative, let's go. Everybody likes you. Here you need to look at my comments on facebook and twitter. There's the mean people out there and tell you what, but anyway Yeah, no I'm going tonight. I'm flying out tonight I have actually an interview lined up with Good Morning America first thing tomorrow morning I have to get bright and early and Oklahoma, and then I'll be probably doing media throughout the date tomorrow going to the rally tomorrow night, flying back to. To Washington DC tomorrow night, and then I'm trying to hitch a ride with President trump on air force one to go to Arizona Tuesday morning. 'CAUSE WE'RE GONNA go to you border, and then up to the students return rally. So this is exciting stuff going on this exciting in effect that you are there for the opening. The first two rallies at the president's going to be involved in after the at the pandemic I gotTa tell you. It is it is an honor, but you should be the things you've done the way you represented era zona throughout the president trump's term here especially during the whole impeachment thing this I think your voice adds to that enthusiasm that a lot of people see a when they're looking at president trump especially when he's in his groove representative Lesko. Yeah Yeah. Yeah well. You're right, and we have to be enthusiastic. Because I talked to people in their kind of some people are down in the dumps, because of all this rioting and looting and the Democrats, embracement of lawlessness and Seattle and calling for You know things in this Democrat Bill. They're pushing things and the Democrat bill that will totally undermine the police being able to keep our community safe I mean there's total seems like I. Don't know disdain for police from Democrats. Democrats of late it's just insanity. I support law enforcement now. Do we need to have officers that do bad things held accountable? Of course we do just like we'd have to have anybody accountable if they do bad things, but you can't undermine. The police is ability the vast majority of them which are good hardworking people trying to protect us doing great things every day we have to support them, not the fund them this mantle them or disband like the Democrat on it is.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi Announces Formal Impeachment Inquiry Into President Trump
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Oh of his oath of office betrayal of our national security and betrayal the integrity of our elections therefore today. I'm announcing the House of Representatives moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry. That seems big. This is a big deal right. I mean the fact the matter is Nancy. Bluesy has gone for so long being so cautious trying to hold back the gates of Progressive Democrats who've been bubbling over trying to force forced his hand to do this and finally that dam broke today and she got on board with this and so you are up on the hill and it was like a wear flats day. It seems like it was lutely yeah a lot of running in the hallways today I grew to go. It's a major moment it's a defining moment in the course of what's been happening in this. Congress and the question of impeachment for the main reason that you can't bring articles of impeachment to the floor without the support of the speaker up until today they did not have it policy made clear impeachment was a non starter on her watch. It is now a starter. I do think it's important to note that not much has really substantively changed. She didn't call for a new select committee. She didn't call for a formal vote on the House floor. She is essentially just saying that thing that Jerry Nadler. The chairman of the judiciary has been calling an impeachment inquiry all along. I now agree with him so that does not sound like the beginning of impeachment in the way that she we made it sound like I mean it is certainly the start of a new chapter appear in that once. This effort has the backing of the speaker. They're cooking with gas and the chairman that we spoke to you coming out of this meeting said they also made clear that the speaker and all of them aligned one move with haste. Nadler told a Democrats inside that room that he wanted to move fast and have a decision on this There's a lot of things happening in real time this week and we might get some answers really soon to this question of will they move forward with impeachment. I mean look the factor. The once you say the words impeachment that's a totally different environment on Capitol Hill and in Washington I mean it's a political earthquake in DC once you you start rolling that ball down the hill. The fact is there's only been three presidents before this who have faced impeachment proceedings and one of those presidents resigned so he wouldn't be impeached. Ultimately this puts everything else under the cloud of impeachment right and Richard Nixon resigned before a vote but certainly not before hearings hearings and proceedings in inquiry so I think that before we get much further down this road. We need to talk about how we got here so yesterday. We did a podcast. I talked about how all this started but let me take a deep breath and try to summarize so there is a whistleblower complaint that the trump administration is refusing the handover to Congress and that is reportedly about a call between president trump and the president of Ukraine back in July. Now we know that shortly before that call president trump blocked military aid from being delivered to Ukraine and on the call trump has said that he discussed corruption and vice president didn't Joe Biden trump has made no secret of his desire to have Ukraine investigate Biden and his son though there's no evidence of wrongdoing by the Biden's and it's not clear whether on the call trump made it explicit trump says he didn't that that the funding for Ukraine would be hide Hyde somehow to investigations into the Biden's alright Franko. You're in New York with the president. He has talked about this a lot today. He has talked about it so much he has answered so many questions and he's also continued to push this line trying to deflect the responsibility from himself over to the Biden's it's been fascinating to watch because he also has been kind of changing his story just just yesterday when I was with the president at the UN he was talking about the reasons for this investigation had to do with his concerns about corruption in in Ukraine but today it's completely different. It's about foreign aid and other countries not providing enough. I was actually talking talking with ambassador. today's well about that. WHO said it just doesn't add up because Europe actually provides a lot of foreign aid to Ukraine and Europe Europe also through NATO provides a lot of defense spending as well so what we're saying here is president trump held this funding for a long time for something like ten weeks from going to Ukraine this money was needed by Ukraine as part of its defense against Russian aggression and president trump at I I was like no. I didn't give them the money because of corruption and then today he said No. I didn't give them the money because I wanted other countries to give him the money money that's right. He continues to change his tune and you know look. It's not that surprising. We've seen these type of kind of evolving statements from the President several times before when he's kind of in a situation under scrutiny for things that he is done or said I'm and like some of those earlier instances such as the Russian investigation he's also kind of falling on you know tried and true narratives and statements. We heard today for for example. He's using the term witch hunt and presidential harassment. I've heard those words before about Russia and so like here's a question Domenico. What what is different there were months of a Muller Investigation. There was a muller report. There was muller testimony and Nancy Pelosi. Never said I support an impeachment inquiry. I mean this controversy has been a controversy for less than a week and now she's saying I support him. He's been draws add up before they break a camel's back back. This is the straw that broke the camel's back in the fact. The matter is this is different. She even noted today that the difference here is that this is easy to understand. I mean everybody gets making a phone. Call someone saying hey you know. I wish you could investigate this person. Who is happens to be a political rival. You know this is the president asking for foreign intervention from another country into American elections if that's what the allegations proved to actually be as has been reported by the Wall Street Journal and others you know if that's the case that is different and is very understandable. It's easily explainable. It's why so many many people said that the impeachment inquiry against Bill Clinton was easy to understand because he was lying right and he was on tape and then he lied. It's so true I mean this is a bite size size kind of morsel that people can really latch onto well and in the last twenty four hours president trump has seemed to put a lot of emphasis offices on this idea of no quid pro quo and one tweet he said no quid pro quo exclamation point and and he is saying that he's going going to release tomorrow a transcript of his call with the president of Ukraine and he says in that call you will see no quid pro quo so in a way it was like the president was trying to get out ahead of this announcement from Pelosi and and sort of lay the groundwork this or that the public look in theory would be disappointed or let down like like people were with the Muller report in terms of how it ultimately was sort of spun out. Democrats are taking a political risk here right because so much of this call for impeachment is based on information we still don't have. We don't know what's in that transcript. We don't know what's in that whistle. Blower complaint ain't and neither do they. If the information in those documents doesn't reveal itself to back up this point. Does it risk looking like they are. In fact just rushing for impeachment are looking for any reason to impeach that said these allegations against the president in what he may have done. We're so serious that it also did for so many Democrats in the last twenty four hours to just get off the sidelines and get in and say this is this is a this is too far even even now as we have to come forward and I would point to people like a lot of Gollner Democrats in freshman allow these vulnerable freshman in swing districts who have wanted to stay far away from this issue and they really triggered to their to their credit. I mean I think they will be seen as sort of the action forcing event here and it started with a group of Seven House Democrats in an OP ED in the Washington Post including some interviewed on NPR today coming forward and saying if the president did this that would meet their own personal threshold for impeachment and these are freshmen were involved in the national security apparatus former C. I. Ain't analysts former military veterans that I think gave other members of the caucus and I think including the speaker sort of a tipping point moment to say if they're willing to take this coll- risk we are too and they politically speaking. They are the majority makers. Many of them are from districts that President Trump won in two thousand sixteen sixteen. These are the most vulnerable Democrats come twenty twenty when they're up for reelection and in some ways like Pelosi had been trying to give them cover and then they came out and said we don't need your stinking thinking they rip the they ripped cover off and the fact is if she's trying to protect them. They're out there saying. We don't need the protection action. I mean one of the things that is so important about this that Democrats are going to have to make this messaging campaign and when it comes to quid pro quo there were three Democratic House Chairman Chairman who put out this letter saying that that Ukraine is dependent on US aid and is under continued threat from Russia and they said because of that exploiting meeting that vulnerability to advance the president's personal political interests whether or not the president expressly tied his request to a quid pro. Quo Is the real problem now. They'RE GONNA have to sell that message to a whole lot of people who may not have been paying attention to all of this over the last few days yeah I mean this happened so so fast that there are probably a lot of Americans who are hearing about this Ukraine thing for the first time because Nancy Pelosi says it is her tipping point. It is her reason for for pursuing an impeachment inquiry or for supporting an impeachment inquiry. Okay we are going to talk about what comes next after a quick break support support for this podcast and the following message come from the Annie E. Casey Foundation developing solutions to support strong families and communities to help ensure a brighter future future for America's children more information is available at ADC F. Dot Org. Hey It's Cairo's here from how I built this on. NPR and on our latest episode would we tell the story of how Andy Pettitte comb and rich Pearson turned Andy's experience as a Buddhist monk into a guided meditation APP. It's called head space and it's now used by uh-huh millions of people around the world. New episodes come out every Monday. Listen and subscribe right now and we're back and I just want to get a little technical here. Pursue the beginning of the PODCAST. You were saying that technically. Nothing is really changed here so I guess what comes next are these committees that were investigating gating going to investigate more or differently or what changes investigate harder. I mean that's the question here right is what substantively changes and I think that's why you saw a couple of things as one House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy came out pretty swiftly after Pelosi made her comments and sort of made the point that nothing new is actually happening here. She cannot unilaterally decide impeachment inquiry what she said. Today made no difference of what's been going on. It's no different than what Nadler's Adler has been trying to do and he has a point. I talked to another chairman Richard Neal. He's Louisa Means Chairman. He's one of the six chairman that Pelosi says is part of this umbrella impeachment inquiry and he essentially said nothing fundamentally is that different that the judiciary committee under Nadler still is the tip of the spear and as you have heard Jerry Nadler's say on many occasions he does believe he is already actively in an impeachment inquiry well the Judiciary Committee will continue so we don't want to misinterpret what they've been doing right along but I think that this gives added impetus based upon this speaker formally requesting an inquiry the substantive difference that I've heard a couple Democrats. Let's say people like Alexandria Cortez the Democrat from New York who's been a strong advocate for impeachment and leaders of the Progressive Caucus like Formula J. Paul who's a Democrat from Washington. Then came out of the meeting saying the real substantive change is that Democrats are all on the same page. Now you know prior to today the story had been Democrats divided over whether to go forward impeachment the fact that you now have the mall saying it's a good idea and we need to investigate it certainly gives new energy and new half a new meaning to what's what's already been taking place so dimicco politically we. NPR and others have done a number of polls about public support for impeachment meant and there's not a huge amount of support for impeachment in the broader public so you know Democrats may agree with themselves in the house but is that enough yeah I mean look we forty odd percent of people saying either continue investigations or go ahead and impeach the president. I think that's basically your impeachment in cluster right there when you think about that question but we have to remember that impeachment has always been unpopular. We've talked about this in the podcast before or but when the impeachment proceedings I began when it came to Richard Nixon it was something like nineteen percent in the Gallup poll said they supported impeachment and the only time I got above fifty percent for majority was in the week that Nixon wound up resigning and still it was only at fifty seven percent in that week so that's not all that high. You're always going to have people who are uncomfortable with this. Americans are traditionalist and kind of want to see elections determine things rather rather than you know the house having to go through with an impeachment proceeding but that doesn't mean that they haven't done the before because they've always been unpopular and well speaker group. Pelosi was making her statement president trump we know was in executive time watching it on TV back at trump tower and he was tweeting about it. His campaign also put out a statement. They are certainly Franko putting the the most positive possible spin on this development. No of course I mean they are using this and they're trying to turn this to their advantage. I mean I was speaking with a senior administration official today who basically said that this is going to animate the base and that's what Brad Rat Park Scalp trump's campaign manager said in a statement that Democrats can't beat president trump on his policies or his record so that they're going to try try this impeachment strategy and what it will do is only energized president trump's supporters and look. There's some there is some you know that's a potential. This is something something they've been planning for early on They have used this in the past saying like look. If you go this route we're going to be able to accuse Democrats of simply simply trying to attack the president while the president tries to lead and tries to do policies kind of look at look at them as I try to do work. This is the narrative although I mean here's the thing I think the president's base is always fired up rightly learn this time geared up and ready nothing. That's going to happen to turn the president's. Base I think this this is the question of this very narrow part of the electorate the sort of independent or undecided voter how they absorb what's happening here and whether it tilt the needle towards the president because they see him as a victim of of sort of a political campaign to get him out of office or do they substantively side with a inquiry that may or may not prove that the president has used the power of the office to is solicit a foreign government to engage in an election and I think that's a really risky bet that you're going to think that that undecided swing voter are presented with that information. Should it be proven to be true is going to side with the president. I mean impeachment at the very end of the day is still a bad thing to happen to a president so sue. Fraser talked about impeachment blocking the Sun What does this mean this this rhetorical shift and this acceleration. What does this mean for all the other things. Congress was maybe GONNA do like gun legislation or the US Mexico. Oh candidate trade agreement or prescription drug prices well. I think you'd have to have some level of confidence that those things were going to happen to begin with prescription drug legislation. You could put on that list. There's sort of the very short list of things that had glimmers of hope of getting done there hasn't really been substantive process to that end to try and get those passed before or Pelosi came up for impeachment and certainly not going to help that. She is now out for impeachment. I think to the points that Franco Dominica made that this will consume the White House as much as it consumes Capitol Hill I think it is possible in theory for Congress to still cut deals with the president has happened in the past under confrontational times between presidents and divided Congress's. I'm very skeptical that it could happen under this specific divided Washington and we should know that the White House put out a statement tonight from Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham saying in part House Democrats have quote destroyed any chances of legislative progress for the people of this country by continuing to focus their energy and partisan political attacks so there you have it so there you have it. The White House is declared all legislation dead okay so we are going to be podcasting a lot this week. We were already planning to be what is on our list. There's a lot of there's a lot of news happening. The immediate what we're watching comes tomorrow where president trump has said he will release a transcript gripped the conversation in question with the Ukrainian President We are looking at house. Intelligence chairman. Adam Schiff said that his committee is in contact with the lawyer for the whistle blower. We're and he has said today that the committee could hear from the whistle blower as soon as this week over in the Senate they voted unanimously on a resolution calling for the whistle blower complaint lean to be turned over to the Senate Intelligence Committee so they could review it and the intelligence community is also going to hear from the acting director of National Intelligence on Thursday. Okay so the next seventy two hours could be pretty wild and one other thing to note president. Trump is having a press conference tomorrow so we will be back in your podcast feeds. Just as soon as there's news you need to know about which there's GonNa be a lot of news you need to know about. I'm Tamer Keith. I cover the White House. I'm Frank Gordonia as I also cover the White House Davis. I cover congress. I'M DOMINICA MONTENERO senior political editor and correspondent and thank you for listening to the impure politics podcast this message comes from NPR sponsor. Comcast Business Gig fueled network solutions that help businesses go beyond the expected to do the extraordinary nary comcast business beyond fast learn more at comcast business dot com.
The Relationship Between President Trump And Former President Obama
"This is one A. I'm Sasha and Simon's broadcasting from my home in Maryland. Let's say your commander in chief of the most powerful nation in the world and that nation is in crisis. Who are you going to call we'll if you're president trump? It's not likely that you'll be reaching out to one of your predecessors for help. The president has burnt. His bridges insulted the leaders who came before him ditched celebratory occasions that typically attend and failed to show the former presidents respect that includes Barack Obama who the president is currently attacking with a baseless Obama Gate charge trump has also placed Obama at the center of a new attack ad against Joe Biden the likely Democratic nominee we need Americans of goodwill to unite against a politics that too often has been characterized by corruption? Natural Gas Company accused of corruption appoints hunter Biden to their board of directors carelessness. Poor kids are just as bright injustice towns white kids self-dealing leaving six hours and the prosecutors not fired. You're not getting the money. Disinformation pop was a bad dude. Ignorance gay gay gay bath houses and just plain meanness. You're nervous man. Join Joe Trump is going to eat him alive as with many attack ads. This one would have a hard time passing truth. Test before trump all the ex-president's managed to get along across the partisan divide out of respect for the institution of the presidency. Not so much anymore. So what gives Kate Anderson? Brower is a New York Times bestseller and her new book team of five. The President's Club in the age of trump details president trump's relationship with the former presidents kate. Thanks for being here for having me and mainly is a correspondent for MSNBC and host of the into America podcast Germain. Welcome back to me now. President trump has focused his attention back on Obama last week. When asked about Obama's comments in an address to the graduating class of twenty twenty trump had this to say to reporters at the White House. Look you as an incompetent president. That's all I can say grossly incompetent. Thank you tremaine. What is it about what Obama said that makes trump WANNA lash out like that? I don't think Anything that President Obama said per se. I think WHO President Obama is. Let's not forget that Donald trump you know basically build the stilts of his political career on the disrespect of president. Obama you know it began with the excuse me the birther nonsense questioning not just president Obama's eligibility to be president but his his legitimacy and so I think he really cannot shake President Obama from his head and so many of his supporters especially those on the fringes the racist who never believed that President Obama should have been president in that. It says something it's in the signal that America was shifting in a direction that was unfavorable to them. That this black man This this half black half white man ascended to the to the White House. I think it's still just bothers A big section of America but also many who supported Donald Trump and donald trump himself. So when you spoke to Him Kate how did he frame his relationship with Obama? Oh I mean. He was very dismissive of all the former presidents living president. It's ironic that he only has respect for the dead ones. Like he talks about Andrew Jackson. He's even mentioned Nixon but in our interview I asked him you know he was sitting in the Oval Office at the the famous resolute desk and I asked if he has more empathy for the men who sat there before and that includes Barack Obama obviously and he said no not at all. They've given me this giant mess to deal with but I mean he was also very dismissive of George W Bush He clearly has no respect for them and I think he's. He's forced them into this very awkward position as former president. Now there's a White House tradition where the current president unveils the White House portrait of the President before him. Here's how the last one went well. Good morning everybody. It is wonderful to see all of you about that. That was former president. Barack Obama unveiling George W Bush's White House portrait in two thousand twelve kate last Tuesday. We got news that president trump may not be hosting an unveiling ceremony for Obama's White House portrait. How significant and unusual is this well? It's very unusual not surprising at all. I mean I asked President Trump. If he would go to President Obama's library opening which is another tradition. You know we always see the former president sitting on the platform Celebrating each other Republican Democrat. It does not matter and he said no absolutely not. And why would Obama even invite me? You know which I think says a lot about you know the stage how bad things have gotten. And I'm glad you played that clip because the relationship between George W Bush and Barack Obama is really interesting. I mean when the bushes came for their White House. A PORTRAIT UNVEILING MICHELLE. Obama took her swing team aside and said we want to make this a perfect day for the family. Fourteen members of the Bush family came. They had a great Meal and the Red Room of the White House they got to see the butlers and the housekeepers they had grown to love over eight years. I mean it's just a completely different relationship. Obama called Bush after bin Laden was killed. It was one of the first calls. He made Because he said protecting our country is not the work of one person or one period of time. But I mean there's this respect for the institution that's completely lacking today. We are discussing the President's Club in the age of trump with Kate Anderson brower author of team of five a book about just that and Tremaine Lee is with us as well. He's a correspondent for MSNBC. He's also the host of the into America. Podcast coming up. We'll talk more about what this all means for the state of politics in twenty twenty and we'll get to some of your questions and comments as well. I'm Sasha Anti you're listening to one eight from Wan you and NPR this message comes from NPR sponsor. Legalzoom legalzoom makes it easy for Americans to set up their estate plans without leaving their homes. Don't know the difference between a last whale or living trust. What about an advance? Health Care Directive. Legalzoom can help. They're not offer but you can get started quickly online and also get advice through their network of independent attorneys. Learn more about estate plans and how you can speak to an attorney for advice at legalzoom DOT com. 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You know we're we're at this place now and I think it's it's unclear whether we'll ever be able to go back. Whatever back means right to the good old days of politics when it was you know adversarial But there was decency and Decorum. I think this administration has intentionally sought to kind of undermine the previous in such a way That I think it says something really bad about where we are as American because again it trickles down to those voters and the people and even though for many. It's a horse race. It's about ego. There are real policy implications when you go down to the ground you know when I talked to voters all across the country. Black voters especially They see clearly how divergent and dangerous They feel this administration has been in trying to undermine every step of the previous administration. The president wrote President Obama's legacy but trump the trump though you funny that you say that because trump thinks that these former presidents are the ones that have been undermining him since they of course because he has to be aggrieved. He has to have an adversary. He has to have an enemy. He has to have someone to lash out against and for many people you know. He does represent something to a lot of people that make America great again and a lot of people have been questioning. Great Win. Give me a year. Give me a decade. Tell me exactly how we'RE GONNA restore America to greatness for those most vulnerable and marginalized communities. Who are now feeling the wrath the brunt of this incendiary language the disrespect but also attacking policies. That helped a lot of people the affordable care. Act You think about what Jeff sessions did on his way. Out of office kind of undermining. The consent decree process which held police departments across the country accountable. After the Trayvon Martin's and Michael Brown's and all the fergusons of the world right and so while he may see that because he is aggrieved and he has this beef he has this few burning coal inside of him Which represents President Obama for many people? This is dangerous and you know the question remains. Will we ever be able to come back out this as political form or actual policy? Now let's talk a little bit about trump's relationship with the other remaining presidents Besides Jimmy Carter Kate. President trump hasn't reached out to any of the other presidents for advice. How unusual is that? Oh it's Unprecedented in modern history. Always you know going back to JFK during the Cuban missile crisis calling every single one of his living predecessors saying we need help. I need advice During this would be a great time and for trump to to to reach out to them but And he's been asked about it and he said he wanted and he you know what will he learn from them? I think he's threatened by them When I left the Oval Office after our interview he said in a voice laden with dark chasm he said they hide President Bush for me. You know he I think he feels like he's been bullied by you. Know and and ostracized by the former presidents. And why would he? Why would he reach out to them? I mean Jimmy Carter. Is Somebody who he had. He's an affinity for he saw harder as an outsider and the way that he was because harder would come out and Criticize like I said Bush in the war in Iraq. I mean he broke some rules. We're not and president. Carter talk about. They talked about China. They talked about North Korea. Carter was still harboring hopes of being sent As an envoy I mean this is a couple of years ago to North Korea But it was typical Jimmy Carter because he was at a friend's house in plains Georgia in this tiny town and he was serving himself dinner at buffet. You know line and he gets this phone call. Take the call. They spoke for twenty or thirty minutes. He hangs up and goes right back to serving himself. Dinner was very quiet about it according to someone in the room so And when I interviewed Carter he was actually. This is two years ago so he was very careful not to criticize. But since then you know he's questioned trump's legitimacy Rosalynn Carter. His wife was much more upfront and said this is a a train wreck. You know an absolute train wreck before we pause. Kate. I'm wondering you know thinking back. President trump used to Bill Clinton's friend. How did things become so sour? Then between trump and the Clintons you know I mean Yeah Bill. Clinton trump had his golf course renovated so that Clinton would join it in in New York You know it became so our when trump ran for president and I asked him if he would be friends with any other former president if he could see himself being friendly in the same way. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams became friends and he kind of said he looked at me and said. This is an intriguing question. I think I think anything's possible. And you know Bill Clinton is the one who he was of all these four living former president sat is the one he had any real relationship with Hillary Clinton sat in the Front Pew at their his weddings and Milania trump. And He loves to talk about that famous photo the Clinton his wedding But I mean honestly how. How could we ever see that happening? I do think that all of these presidents would help during this pandemic and I know that I know they would If trump were to pick up the phone downtown Dave tweets isn't it customary for the former president to stay quiet with criticism of the current president? Would you say that Kate absolutely? That's one of. That's probably the main rule of the president's club and it's worked for George W Bush. I mean lucky left. Let's not forget. He had really bad approval ratings. I think it was in the thirties when he left office. And now he's above fifty percent among Democrats. I mean peop- absence makes the heart grow fonder in every way and I think that when when you former presidents don't weigh in and when Bush just you know does his paintings and you know watch baseball and does all of those things. That are non-threatening His approval ratings. Go up so they're not. They do not way in ever. I think we see except for Carter and I think we see Obama weighing in because feels really pushed back into a corner. I don't think that we would see this with any other if it was anyone else. But trump is off but a minute here. Tremaine you know. Bush is the only other Republican in the president's Club You know Bush said he did not recognize his own Republican Party. Do you think that Bush is concerned with trump as a republican is reflective of the party? Or is he an anomaly? I think in some ways he may be an anomaly. Because we just haven't heard other folks stepping up But the departure from the past and has been so great whether it's Bush or an Obama who sees the direction we're going in as so dire that something needs to happen. Speaking of w Bush we think about How President Obama ran against the war in Iraq? Right a lot of people see George W Bush as a war criminal. Quite frankly but still after you know. Obama was out of office. They forged his friendship and now he's the cute pictures of w Bush and the Bush family with Michelle Obama and everything is so cozy And so for him to step up now and kind of hint at his disapproval. It you imagine that it may be a spark for others to follow others to step up and say something but now we're three and a half almost four years in and still there's no way no human cry so interesting we're talking with Tremaine Leah correspondent for MSNBC and host of the into America. Podcast also with us. Is Kate Anderson Brower? She's the author of team of five the president's Club in the age of trump more from our guests and from you just this message comes from. Npr sponsor facebook in response to covid. Nineteen people around. The world are coming together to help one. Another facebook's community health feature is making that easier from delivering groceries two neighbors to donating to a local fundraiser or food pantry. Community help provides a place where people can offer or request support in their area. Learn more at facebook dot com slash Kovic support. There's no getting around it. The coronavirus pandemic has upended everything and daily decisions. Made by the White House and Congress will radically impact the human and economic toll to keep up with the latest join us on the NPR politics. Podcast will cut through the noise and let you know what decisions being made and how they affect you. Now we've been talking about the relationship. That trump has built over the years with those who've come before with Kate Anderson brower author of team of five the president's Club in the age of trump and Tremaine Lee a correspondent for MSNBC. Let's acknowledge that fifty percent of the country did vote for trump? Half of the electorate wanted a fighter. The fact that he's willing to go after the past presidents is part of his appeal. Kate what do you think I think that's true I think there is a sense that That what was happening wasn't working before there was a sense of the you know the whole drain. The swamp I slogan that he ran on is something that really appeals to people And he and he himself when I when I interviewed him. I said you know you ever have trouble sleeping at night facing all of these issues that have weighed down every president and prematurely aged every president in modern history and he said no not at all. I have no trouble sleeping. I've got you know. He always wants to project that he is in complete control of the situation. Right he respects. The office of the president is not losing sleep. Yeah Which is hard to believe since he's tweeting at all hours of the night right I think that he I think that he loves the power of it right. He's got forty five monogrammed on his shirt's He has more flags in the Oval Office than any modern president. And it's all about the ceremony Of the president the and the of the presidency. So you can't get more powerful than than what he's reached the level. He's raised so that part. I think he really Rebels and I don't think he respects the kind of institution of the presidency and the way things have been done before. I think he thinks that he has to Kinda change. All up and part of that is the president's club and he does not want to be part of it. I asked him how. How do you think you'll fit into it? And He Kinda smirks and said how do you think you know not very well And he wants to give the impression that it doesn't bother him that none of them wanted him right and he but obviously it does because the lashing out has to be assigned. If you're doing on embiid that there's something about it that he does want to. He did at one point. One A fit right. That's why he invited the Clintons to his wedding but because they haven't embraced him Because of his antics you know I think he's felt that he has to dig it and go even and and sort of be even more outside than he ever was drained. What do you think that president trump is losing by? Not maintaining a relationship with former presidents. I think we might be Too Far past his point. But how will history him? They're always these amazing pictures. They come up every few years when the president's Club when they get together and you see a line of them and the transition of power the peaceful transition of power from one to the next sometimes they're forging friendships sometimes. It's begrudgingly but they. They realized that it's the the office is bigger than them. It's bigger than EGO is bigger than the power they once had I think he may be losing an opportunity For history to shine down just a little bit because these have been dark times. These have been very divided times so I think he's. He's missing a moment of grace. If those two words can be associated the trump administration and grace. But he's missing chance to be part of their club That so many people have so much respect for if he did have interest humor me. Do you think he could meant any of these relationships. I mean if you WANNA take out. Gosh I mean questioning Obama Obama citizenship then Clinton as we talked about earlier we do forget. The incredible scene of these women brought to that debate in two thousand. Sixteen I can't imagine the Clintons You know I think that all of these former presidents would help during this crisis and do what they can. I don't think there could be an actual friendship at this point forged with Donald trump unless he went and did a big mayor culpa and you know which I think we can't see really happening either And I mean outside of politics. The the nature of the relationships within this group is generally tight as well right. He can't even fit into that. No I don't think so at all. I mean I've been wondering I asked him where he would have his presidential library and it was funny because he he again kind of smart and he was like you know. I haven't given it much thought which I think speaks to. If that is the case then that he's not looking at his place in his three and he's too consumed with the day to day chaos. That is kind of worrisome. Because every president gives it some thought you know where how they will be seen in hundreds of years and where their library will what it will be like I think that's him now. He could have just been lying about that. I don't know but he said he might have is in New York or Florida. And then he knows real estate better than anybody so. I mean I I think Florida would be a likely place for him. I can't imagine Newark being a good spot for a library but it is hard to imagine you know. What would his library look like? What will his memoir be like when he leaves office? Because you know he talks about the deal he's GonNa get a big deal when he leaves office and he'll say things in his memoir that no former president would ever say right. He'll be very no-holds-barred. I would think for sure So it'll be fascinating to see when that happened. Kate Anderson Brower is New York Times bestselling author. Her new book is team of five. The President's Club in the age of trump and tra mainly as a correspondent for MSNBC and host of the into America. Podcast thank you both for joining us before we go. We continue a tradition that we started weeks ago. Collecting your stories about acts of kindness and then sharing them today. Story comes from Barbara. After particularly difficult month An illness my own plus losing work. My dog needed emergency surgery at the vet and I wasn't sure how I was going to pay for it but I also knew I couldn't deny I went to check out after the surgery and I was told that the bill had been paid. I burst into tears. The people sitting on the benches waiting to be seen by the veterinarian also started crying I demanded to know who it was and while she wishes to remain anonymous it was someone of my same school circumstance but her act of kindness because she just wanted to help me something. That was an active grace and profound memory for me. Wow such a lovely story. Thank you so much for sharing it with US Barbara. If you have an act of kindness to share we would love to hear from you. Our number's eight five. Five two three six one two one two. I promise we read listen to each and every one again. That number is eight five five two three six one two one two. This conversation was produced by Emmanuel Johnson and edited by Matthew Simonsen to learn more about them and the rest of the team. Visit the one eight dot org. This program comes to you from W. A. M. U. Part of American University in Washington distributed by NPR. Until we meet again. I'm Sasha an Simon's thank you so much for listening this is one A.
Can President Trump fix this?
"It's today explained. I'm Sean Romney's firm back from quite possibly the worst time vacation in the history of travel but it seemed like a good idea two weeks ago and that's the about this novel Corona Virus Crisis. We're all in so much changes so fast on Sunday the CDC said no gatherings over fifty people on Monday president trump reduced that number to ten as he warned that this outbreak could extend well into the summer yesterday. Ohio governor said the state would postpone today's primary then an Ohio. Judge said no dice then. The governor said he'd ignore the judge never has the news more needed to be explained. So we are going to up. Our game from today onward. We're going to open every episode of today explained with an update on all the latest corona virus. News after that we'll take a quick breather and get on with the regular show which will most likely also be about cove in nineteen and you can help us. Tell us what questions you have email where today explained at Vox Dot Com tweet at us. We're at today. Underscore explained I'm at Rama's firm and thank you for listening. Stay safe and stay smart during this crisis. Let's do this The president held the White House briefing today. He offered some tweaks to Medicare and pledged one trillion dollars of stimulus including some Andrew Yang style. Ub is sending Americans checks in the mail in the next few weeks. A lot of that still needs to be ironed out. There's now something like one hundred eighty thousand known cases of Cova Nineteen globally and the United States. Today past the five thousand case marker officially New York State confirmed over four hundred new cases in the last twenty four hours bring. It's confirmed cases to around fifteen hundred. That's the highest in the United States. In any state governor Andrew Cuomo has said the peak is still ugly forty five days away in New York and he continues to call on the federal government to ramp up military aid to dramatically expand. New York state's healthcare infrastructure. We're talking hospital beds. Icu beds as of Tuesday afternoon. Ninety one people have died in the United States as a result of covert nineteen. The country is ramping. Up efforts to restrict movement six counties in the San Francisco Bay area announced shelter at home order on Monday. Canada has shut. Its border with very few exceptions including Americans and the European Commission is considering a thirty day ban on all non essential travel. And then there's the presidential race back here in the United States Ohio postponed but Arizona Florida and Illinois are still voting today. The outbreak might not be a huge factor because millions of people have already cast their ballots in Arizona and Florida. More on that tomorrow for now on with the show. T. Mobile's the first and only wireless company to offer nationwide five gene covering over two hundred million Americans counting. That's right it's not just five gene. Select PARTS OF SELECT CITIES. T. mobile nationwide five G. covers over five thousand cities towns. And that's just the beginning. Indoor outdoor no signal goes farther or is more reliable than T. mobile's five G. Find out more about the first largest and only nationwide five G. Network at T DASH MOBILE DOT com. That's T- dash mobile dot com capable device required coverage not available in some areas. Downlink only some uses may require certain plan or features. Ct DASH DOT COM For the first year or so of our show we did a lot of episodes about the firings. The replacements the vacancies in the trump administration. We use the word unprecedented a lot. And whenever we do. These episodes people like Ezra Klein or Matthew. Yglesias would say look. The president hasn't really been tested yet. Imagine how this would all work in a crisis now. The crisis here. Millions of people are losing their jobs. The economy is in a tailspin. People are dying. I asked Matthew Yglesias whether president trump is capable of leading the country out of this crisis. And what that might look like but we started with the job. He's done so far. It's not great. I mean we have seen over the years. Lots of examples of the trump administration being disorganized being dishonest being inaccurate having Difficulty COLLECTING INFORMATION FROM WELL-QUALIFIED EXPERTS. But it hasn't really mattered in-incredibly concrete tangible ways outside of this specific situation with Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico but now we have an honest to God national crisis a genuinely very difficult situation that you know any presidency would struggle with and you see that. The trump administration is really flailing They are failing to do the sort of basic element of communicating in a clear and consistent way. What's going on and it's genuinely very scary before we get into all the details of how this administration has handled the novel Corona virus this year. Let's just talk about steps that were taken before? This was even on anyone's radar and I'm talking specifically but something we've mentioned on the show before which is that. There was this pandemic groups set up within the National Security Council during the Obama Administration and this administration disbanded that. When you say me I didn't do it. We have a group of people I could. I could ask. Perhaps it may have been stray shower. But I could perhaps ask to Tony about that because I don't know anything about it. They disbanded. This was during John. Bolton's ten your as a national security adviser. He said he wanted to quote unquote streamline. The process he sort of dismissed this group. And it's part of a larger pattern that we've seen which is the trump administration repeatedly proposed very large cuts to the Centers for disease control including in their most recent budget submission which was just last month and ideologically temperamentally They did not believe that. Pandemic preparedness was an important topic that it didn't deserve that kind of high level coordination effort that the agencies involved with it didn't deserve a lot of money and then it wasn't an important kind of thing to do and you seen that same mentality sort of play out over the course of February and March and then trump has not had the flexibility to change quickly even when it became clear that this really wasn't important subject so wants the novel. Corona virus is on the administration's radar. Let's say January early February. What exactly does the trump administration to do they ramp up the CDC do they ramp up the NIH to get everyone moving or what. What so trump does what he thinks is taking it seriously. And that's he moves relatively quickly to restrict travel from China. The trump administration says it will now bar foreign nationals entering the United States. If they've been here to China in the fourteen days before they arrive because he hasn't had that this is a foreign problem. He's really big on being tough on borders at the same time the travel restrictions they had exemptions Americans for example Were not impacted by it. And at that point he seems to forget about right. He has incredible levels of confidence in border control so he keeps saying to people in interviews. We have it so well under control. I mean view this the same as the flu because of all we've done the risk to the American people remains very low and then internally he just doesn't do anything so we look back and we say maybe these restrictions were a good idea. Maybe he bought us some time before the virus came to the United States in a big way up. But when you buy time the question is what do you do with that? Time and trump did not get tests up and running. He didn't stockpile necessary medical supplies. He didn't develop a sort of plan. B. In case containment failed and then he was slow to acknowledge that containment of the virus had in fact failed because he was so committed to the idea that he was this genius and his travel restrictions on China had solved the problem. And this is back in. We're talking January early February. The whole country's focused on Iowa New Hampshire. Are you saying that these were moments that we could have been taking critical steps to prepare the country for this virus hitting the United States? Yeah I mean this could have been a good time for for trump to say look. I'm really concerned about this. And we didn't know that much about the underlying science of the virus and it would have been a good time to you know. Send up some flares right say had there been a pandemic preparedness team at the National Security Council. You could ask them you know. Hey Man can you update me on what's going on here? Even without it you can scramble the jets. He could have gotten in touch with health officials. Personally he could've told his cabinet. I want everybody to check in on this. What can we do up? But he didn't do anything at all and he also doesn't like to be told bad news right when people would come to him and say Mr President whether you think this border control measures are good idea or not. They're not foolproof. Really need to keep thinking about this instead. He kind of declared victory and he moved on until it was much too late. We've covered on the show already sort of bungling of testing at the CDC that the CDC refused tests from the WHO. They wanted to do their own. Those tests didn't work and all of this has led us to this position. We're in now where we just don't have enough tests for the entire country. How much responsibility does Donald Trump bear in this testing situation or is there? Is there more responsibility on the shoulders of the CDC and the h? For not doing a better job in that regard for not maybe making the public more aware. How much are these autonomous organizations? Or how much is this? All linked back to the administration. There have been a lot of articles on. Vox Dot Com and elsewhere warning that the Obama administration left the country inadequately prepared for a pandemic and that the trump administration has moved us backwards instead of building on the work that had been done after a ball. Trumps started rolling network back and people have been saying for years that we are not ready for this kind of thing and he didn't listen and that is one hundred percent his fault and what I've done is I'm going to be announcing exactly right. Now that I'm going to be putting vice president. Mike Pence in charge come late February. Donald Trump does put Mike pence in charge of this whole situation. Does that help? Does that hurt? I mean I think is it's an example of how behind the curve. The administration has been people have been saying all throughout the month of February. You need to appoint some kind of a corona virus. Some kind of high level official. Who's in charge of coordinating all of this? And the presumption of that is that you need to do coordination but also that the president personally can't be all corona virus all the time so pence comes in and it was a good idea to put him in charge. I mean if you look at Mike. Pence's press conferences. They are much more sort of Organized and calm and professional than the ones trump does my presence here today And working with you each and every day the days ahead I hope gives evidence priority. The president's placed on this said that they tested a million people at this point. You bless them how they did with the flu disaster next Louis but he resisted this for weeks and we've just been consistently two weeks or so behind the curve Ever since late February and pence being put in charge like that and then seemingly sideline more recently is as an example of that of course last week we got the first big primetime presidential address from the Oval Office at the desk. All the bells and whistles we will be suspending all travel from Europe to the United States for the next thirty days and it seemed to just confuse more than it helped we covered on the show but now but some of the things that trump announced have been implemented like this European travel ban. What's the fallout well? You know the European travel ban. It looks like it's been kind of an implementation disaster. I completely understand why he wanted to restrict travel from Europe. But then they've had Americans returning from Europe trapped in these extremely long screening lines in a situation where people are just in a position to infect each other overnight chaos at Chicago's O'hare airport as passengers return home from Europe. Thousands of travelers left standing in a crowd for hours shoulder to shoulder. This is exactly what Americans are being told to avoid. Take a look at some of this video. We know that very long lines and long wait times hit at least three of the thirteen. Airports screening passengers returning from Europe Saturday night and then we don't have adequate testing to really monitor. Everybody who's coming back to do any kind of a case tracing and so. It's likely that this effort to stem an influx of outside infected. People will have actually made the problem worse. Meanwhile making that the epicenter of his primetime address it was just a second example of trump being so hung up on border controls external threat that he's not addressing the fact that we have substantial community spread inside the United States of America since that Oval Office has become a much graver situation in the United States from National Sports Leagues Cancelling and postponing two schools. Being shut down two cities being shut down to people in the service industry across the country. Losing jobs it's hurting a lot of people right now in a way that it wasn't even just a week ago. How has the president's Messaging Change since that Oval Office address? We knew it. It didn't change immediately for several days through the past weekend. He continued to sort of downplay. The Corona virus assure us that it was going to wash away really soon and mostly seemed focused on trying to talk the stock market. That really changed Monday afternoon. The president gave a press conference. Where FOR THE FIRST TIME? He really said like he doesn't know how long this is. GonNa last. It's a serious problem. He got behind. Cdc Guidance telling people to avoid gatherings of more than ten people and to me most significantly of all he acknowledged for the first time that the reason the stock market is down is that the situation is actually quite grave and it will go back up. He said when we've resolved the coronavirus problem which hopefully is true but but it's wise and president trump while not handling the situation perfectly by any means is now finally taking it seriously. Seeing this is a big problem. He's calling on people. 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They've been talking about for days. Let's start with that smog. Guy Because it's going to land at any moment now. The result of more than a dozen phone call negotiations between House Speaker. Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. This is going to do some real good Their provision in here that are going to sort of beef up the unemployment insurance program. They're going to beef up Nutritional Assistance Program Those are important measures. They are also doing some extension of paid sick leave Which is something that the politicians involved both from the White House and Nancy? Pelosi have talked about a lot But that's actually the area where it looks a little bit threadbare this is going to deliver some real help to some people but it still leaves the sick leave portion of the American safety net Pretty Patchy and I would just say this scale of this package is not equal to the challenge and clearly the trump administration knows. This isn't enough because it's now as of today offering to do much much more. Tell me about this. Eight hundred fifty billion dollar package that they're now talking about sure should they're talking about a large scale. Package aimed at two things. One is kind of industry specific support. President trump in particular has been fired up about trying to help airlines He is also in the hotel industry and seems very open to the hotel. Industries argument that they need financial support casinos and cruise ship Company is awesome to be in the mix. There it's not entirely clear. What those kinds of bailouts of financial support might look like a but. This is something that you know. I know I've spoken to Democrats on the hill. They have concerns about this idea but also some recognition that has merit i. I think we're GONNA see a lot of discussion of this Hopefully some kind of you reasonable compromise. The other piece is trying to GET MONEY INTO PEOPLE'S HANDS. The president had been talking about payroll tax cuts for a long time. He hasn't disavowed that. But today he and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin both indicated that they were open to the idea of simply giving cash to individual Americans the payroll tax holiday would get people money over the next six to eight months. We're looking at sending checks to Americans immediately and what we've heard from hardworking Americans. Many companies have now shutdown whether it's bars or restaurants Americans cash now and the president wants to get cash now and I mean now in the next two weeks I will be previewing that with the Republicans. They're some numbers out. There they may be a little bit bigger than what's in the process. That's an idea that Jason Furman. Who was the chief economist? In the Obama administration has been very vocally. Championing in this idea has been adopted by Senator Mitt Romney now potentially by the administration some Democrats in Congress as well and To see a gains momentum is this like Andrew Yang style universal basic income or. Is it just a one timer? It's not the same as universal basic income One reason that people who are skeptical of. Ub I like. This idea is precisely because it isn't permanent right so everybody will get these checks so it gives everyone some help but if you have a job even during this crisis the fact that you're getting a time limited check is not a good reason to like quit your job and go live off you. Bi or something like that so it has appealed to people are skeptical of you. Bi a concern that you know some people will continue to raise that it's not targeted in any way right. Lots of people urgently need financial assistance in this crisis. Plenty of other people don't really but they'll be getting money to The case for doing it. This way is that it's simple. It's like fair you can easily explain to people like why did that guy get a thousand dollars? Well he got it. Because everybody's getting yeah and he was a good idea. It's not a cure all for what fixes us since. Obviously no matter how much you get in a check you're not gonNA take a plane flight You know internationally tomorrow at largest segments of the economy are just shut down. So we're going to need to either support industries or else support some kind of transition out of those industries. But you know giving everyone some money that that would be nice. That would help. I guess the trillion dollar question is. How's the country going to pay for all this I mean in the short-term we can and should pay for it by borrowing money interest rates are very very low. That's how you bolster the economy. You know it's GonNa mean a higher level it could mean higher taxes down the road but I think everybody needs to be really careful here from an economic standpoint right. We know that a lot of the economy has shut down for public health reasons. It seems like more is going to have to shut down in the future. And it's tempting to think of this as being like a light switch where you know you can turn it off and then you can flip it back on again. but economic life doesn't work that way right. If millions of people lose their jobs lose their tips lose their incomes and that stays lost for a number of weeks then even when you turn the economy back on again. They're not gonNA have any money so they're not gonNA be able to buy anything and you'RE GONNA see cascading job losses and you can have a sort of stalled out for a really really long time unless we do something proactively to sort of not just help people get through this current crisis which will be difficult. But we'll pass that we're going to have to restart things at once it safe from health standpoint and that's going to take us on a big shove of of stimulus measures from the government. Could all of this have been avoided if if this country at least we're more careful or is it just a case that the way we live now the way? Our poorest borders work that this was coming no matter what a Taiwan and Singapore have closer economic geographical and cultural ties to China than the United States has They have not been unaffected by Corona virus. Nobody has been and nobody could be a but they with you know. Sufficient proactive measures have kept their populations largely safe and are now not shutting down their domestic economy is this is why people say you should have a president who knows what he's doing and we don't I guess we'll be talking a lot more about that in the coming weeks and months. Matthew thank you thank you.
The Barrett Brief- President Trump Fading Out Ridiculous Social Distancing
"President Trump said the existing corona virus social distancing guidelines that are set to expire at the end of April on Thursday today will not be extended further as more governors begin to lift restrictions and reopen economies The administration said the existing social distancing recommendations are being incorporated by governors into future plans. They're fading out according to President Trump. Because now the governors are doing it during a White House meeting with Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards the first trump condemned governor for taking steps to. I'm cert. Yeah commended commended. I'm sorry reading. commended governors for taking steps to reopen economies. The original tweet guidelines were extended to third thirty more days. Call for America's work from home. We all know because we've all gone through it and it's nonsense and it's garbage and then put people out of work and it was. It was terrible. It was absolutely terrible So that is what we are finally seeing. Is this re the lifting at least at the federal level the restrictions? It's about time about fifteen days too late because how many people are out of work now. Twenty six people are Fulton's thirty million people unemployed. Is that the new that the number of thirty million people unemployed if it's twenty six million or thirty million and still pretty bad. Gdp is contracted four point. Three percent. Ford lost five billion. This quarter six billion this quarter. They'RE GONNA lose five billion next quarter because we over shot or we went to extreme with these social distancing guidelines. Because everybody was afraid of this disease of the sniffles all right. Let's take a listen to our audio clip here from NBC. With the White House social distancing guideline set to expire tomorrow. President trump says he is not planning to extend them. We'll be fading out because now the governors are doing it but doing enough testing continues to be a hurdle to reopening a new Harvard study shows. The country needs five million tests a day to reopen safely on Tuesday. President Trump told me the administration would meet that benchmark. Are you saying you're confident? You can surpass five million tests per day. Is that what we're going to be diverse soon. But his own top official overseeing testing strategy told Time magazine in an interview released late last night there is absolutely no way on earth on this planet or any other planet that we can do twenty million tests a day or even five million tests today today. The president tried to walk back his comments from yesterday. I didn't say I've been didn't say it but somebody came out with a report saying five million Harvard report but we are going to be there at a certain point. We'll be there currently just over. Two hundred thousand tests were performed today but the administration rolled out a plan this week to boost those numbers. Meantime the President's son-in-law and top advisor Jared Kushner had this to say the government federal government rose to the challenge and this is a great success story And I think that that's really you know what needs to be told those comments coming against the backdrop of a death toll now at more than sixty thousand. Kristen Welker. Nbc News the White House and BBC News. Sixty thousand people accept out of that sixty thousand people twenty three thousand come from New York and out of sixty thousand people which is folks sixty thousand people. Dying is terrible. I don't want to see people die. three hundred thirty million people nationwide is that really statistical. Is that something to shut down and destroyed entire economy for especially as we see a rise in studies that have. Antibodies were meaning large Sections of the population have lower section of the population. Have ANTIBODIES ALREADY CLOSE? Angeles Boston New York any of these places that get tested by the way I talked about it yesterday. I'm not I've already been. I've said on this program. I'm not getting tested even if I think I have. I'm not getting tested. Nope I'll just sit. I'll just I'll grab some pedialyte and some saltine crackers and I will just tough it out. Why am I saying that because I'm sixty five and besides being a little I'm GonNa Tell You? I'm starting to look a little bit more like thor from Infinity War Not Not Infinity War from Endgame Than Infinity War which I never really did glazing war but definitely physique is is careening towards Thor from endgame. But besides that I don't have any other pre existing conditions that would make me susceptible to having a a nasty case of Corona Corona virus. And so one meal we have one million sixty seven thousand one million sixty seven thousand nine hundred sixty four cases as of right now sixty two thousand six hundred forty seven thousand people recovered right. They never talk about the amount of people who recover. They just highlight the debts. Will we have sixty thousand deaths? Scary scary is that sixty thousand deaths in one city. No I'm sorry in a state in the city in a in a region no that's across the entire country but of course it's subversive because the whole idea is to keep you scared now. I know some people say Well you only share things that reinforce your your biased and you should listen to the science and Blah Blah Blah. I know why the science got us into this nonsense in the first place. The science got us into this problem in the first place. Because you overdid it. You scared everybody to the point where people are seriously putting on the most ridiculous things. We are divided as a community here in the United States between people who support the idea of well. If you're not wearing a mask I can deny you service. Which on a base level. I'm okay with because if it's your private store you can. You can deny service to wherever you want but the Corona Karen's who have been absolutely they have been they've been absolutely they were targeted and the target was acquired and it was successfully reached. They went after the soccer moms. The soccer moms have lost their minds. And that's who is keeping us in this state also. I'm pretty sure If you've seen it on my twitter feed at bear brief one of one of my top reach a one of my top. Researchers in the chat room He he He keeps bringing up the ridiculous tests that I shared on my twitter feed bear brief V. A. R. E. D. B. R. I f. where they take. It's gotta be like an seven inch. Swab a little q tip in like a seven inch stick and they do the joker from the dark night where they shove that bad boy and some guy senses Sinuses because they're looking for sputum. That's the thing they're shoving it down your set your sinus cavity looking for sputum. There's no way you're shoving that thing I'm GonNa turn an cage from the rock. You gotta get that thing away from me right. I am not sticking in my face. Are you nuts. That is not happening. Just I would rather have the corona virus. I'd rather I'd rather be throwing up for three days then. Have you shoved some Yup? That's me that's pretty much me. No one in the chat room. Good job With the hammer and everything not the not the Not The beautiful flowing locks. Because I don't have any hair my head but right I got everything. Got Everything else. Going on Yes sputum is a nasty word. But that's that's what we're looking so it's good to see that as we're talking about in this segment of the program here in the Babri from the crusade channel. The last live radio station. Standing all this senator on what the fact that president trump is finally letting the the restrictions and guidelines or whatever. You WanNa call it expire because governor. Abbott is doing something. The governor of Georgia's doing something Governor Tennessee Governor Florida. They're allowing these to expand of course here in Texas. I'm watching local news and people are still some people are like. We're getting back to work and some people are going well. I don't know I'm a little scared. I want the people keep telling me or keep telling me like I'm having a conversation of people keep telling news reporters or putting on facebook or whatever that they're waiting until it's it's safe now we don't. I mean we try. We try to to lace some logic around my snarky comments. When is it ever going to be safe for anything? Oh congratulations. He didn't die of Corona virus. He got hit by a car. But at least I feel better knowing in my life that my brother or my you know. Little pappy didn't die of corona virus. He got smoked by a bus. But thank goodness. He didn't die of Corona virus. I feel better knowing that he didn't have to die of that. Horrible horrible disease. You guys in the Chavan crack me up. He was running from Corona virus. Got Hit by a car but at least at least we can all take a moment to thank goodness thank goodness he didn't die of corona right. That is the worst punishment dying of the corona. Whatever home my gosh? What happened a little johnny? Well Little Johnny choked on a Pretzel. Okay that's okay. He what are you talking about? He died in excruciating that he choked out he couldn't breathe. Yes but do you know? He didn't die of Corona virus. Oh you're right thank goodness I forgot. Didn't matter that he was he he. He was struggling for breath at the last moments of his life. At least he didn't die the SNIFFLES.
Disgusting Attacks on President Trump After a Tragedy (Ep 1146)
"Get ready to hear the truth about America on a show that's not immune to the facts with your host. Dan Bongino in June. Oh gentle welcome. Back was a busy holiday Christmas week. They're happy happy new year or happy approaching New Year to you all happy New Year to Mike. Good friend producer. Joe My wife Paula. Welcome to the Dan. Bongino show producer. Joe How are you today. I'm doing well Daniel and happy new year to you as well and Paul and all the listeners. Here's everybody up I'm going up one more day. Thank you yes. Thank you from Joe and I we appreciate it. We had a great. I mean a shockingly good well listenership listenership and download and viewership last week of the show on Youtube during Christmas week. So thank you very much. I would just talking about that in. I've got a lot to address today. There's a lot that went on some tragedies this weekend we had this church shooting in Texas. A hero stepped up and shot the The killer dead immediately that we had the incident in the home of the rabbi in New York that was immediately politicized by a single deranged leftist. We got that. We have another article by Joey. Spy Gate media co-conspirator again trying to tell you a story not this story we're going to cover all of that. We've got a really loaded show for a Monday during the Christmas season. So let's get right to it. Today's show brought to you by our buddies at simplisafe folks as many of you know if you've been longtime listeners to our show how we add one of our homes burglarized while we were home. It was a really awful experience. If you've been through it sadly many of you have it's the kind of thing you never ever again. Sadly ever forget on average a burglary happens once every twenty three seconds in the United States proximity to million burglaries are reported a year in the. US what's crazy. Is that only one. In five homes have home security. 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This attack in this church in Texas near Fort Worth Earth and ladies and gentlemen astonishingly within six seconds and I only say that not because I'm astonished but because the media and liberal intelligentsia fake intelligence out there will tell you that more guns equals more crime and bringing being guns into a church or a school environments going to create a danger not understanding that the dangers burden. By the bad guy who's going to bring a gun anyway. Fairly obvious to the intelligent people watch. It's my show obviously not fairly obvious to the dopey liberals who watch and the media people who just want to take away your right to defend yourself. So here's a picture. Courtesy of twitter. I've found with a little diagram. This is a picture now. I know some of you on my audio podcasts. Forgive me I rarely do this. But it's important if you can check out the picture go to YouTube dot com slash Bongino. If you can't. It's a photo laid out of the church. It was being livestream on Youtube. Keep that from this service was being live streamed on Youtube video of this. This murder we watched a murder happened guy walks in with a trenchcoat pulls out a shotgun at point blank. Range kills kills an innocent victim now in the photo. You'll see him which I'll describe to you. There is a church I guess an usher or volunteer security a service man in the in the Church by Jack Wilson these hero pulls out his firearm. He's obviously trained apparently had some affiliation with a gun range in the past and law enforcement and what looks like about a. What would you say Joe? You'll see it on the screen up about. I don't know twenty five thousand maybe thirty feet twenty thirty feet. Yeah I'm guessing because the scales obviously roughly given this picture taken from each engages. The gunman engages him. This patriot and manages is to hit and kill this gunman thankfully before he engages in more of a mass homicide and takes them out right there. We have it labeled on the screen. But that's what I'm describing having for those you on the audio podcast again. I don't like to do that often. Forgive me it'll always be an audio podcast. I but this picture is important. If you have the time please check it out YouTube dot com slash alleged Dan Bongino. You can see the photo of what this guy is. Patriot Jack Wilson did to engage lunatic. This murderer with the firearm firearm folks. I think it was a head shot at about thirty feet. twenty-five thirty feet for those of you who are trained with firearms have trained aimed farms for those union law enforcement. I spent over fifteen years of my life and law enforcement mice but my whole life around firearms. That is an exceedingly difficult shot. Yeah Man but there are a couple bulla lessons we can take from this. Before we get to the just the dread four politicizing again of this event by dopey silly politicians who just can't it seemed to remove their heads from their rectums and talk and common sense. I said on Fox and friends this morning the video today Bongino Dot Com the notes that accompany the podcast. You you want our show notes emailed to you daily Bongino Dot com slash newsletter. I have linked to my appearance on Fox and friends this morning where I told you this and I'll say it again on my show because it matters anyone one telling you that the answer to bad guys with guns. It's not a good guy with a firearm. To defend against those bad guys is literally putting your life in danger. This maniac entered this church with the clear intent to engage in an act of murder right there and would have murdered probably many more people if not for the actions of the hero. Jack Wilson. Who took this guy out indisputable? The faculty decided to be politicized is really discussing but a couple of takeaways here number one training matters clearly. Mr Wilson had trained with that fire. You can see if I didn't put the video on for a number reasons phone. I you know I do my best to keep the show. Oh family friendly and there is actual video. You're free to look it up if you have the stomach for it. I encourage you to do so because there are lessons. That are probably more profound than the video. And the just the photo we put up which is a little more family friendly. I mean your kids can look at it. There's nothing in there. There's no blood or Gore but if you can see in the video wpro that he's trained instantly gets his firearm out. Hands to the eye level engages immediately Lee takes out the target right on target. Does I mean he just did what he had to do. He was clearly trained in accessing using that farm. Also that shot again again is not an easy shot. It's not an easy shot to make for those of you who have shot at twenty five or thirty yards a head shot at that range. We trained to shoot center. Mass is nobody in law enforcement. Trains with for head shot outside of. I shouldn't say that I don't like categorical. If there's obviously a suicide bomber or something like that or wearing in body armor than at that case yes you wouldn't gauge where you can head up. I mean if the body armor is is is defeating your round. Then yes you would. Those rare circumstances circumstances you generally speaking training law enforcement to fire at center mass center mass waste to shoulders. Why because it's the biggest target and contrary to what liberals will tell you about law enforcement police officers and federal agents do not shoot to kill that is a liberal stupid talking point of which there are many police officers? Shoot to stop to stop what's happening and the best way to to stop what's happening is to hit your target. The easiest way this again I know liberals seventy tough time with the ration rationale and the reasoning here the best way to stop stop. A murderous use of force using thug from killing people is to hit him or her and the easiest way to do that is to aim for the biggest Area the center mass. Yes Sir again. Forgive me for the same people listening to my show. Who are like I get this? Why are we going to because liberals listen to and don't seem to get any of this captured Takara? They don't shoot to go. You're just a moron. That's so training raining matters. I think we can take that away. Secondly as I pointed out many times on the show is a former security professional myself one of the things most dangerous about search when it comes to an active shooter scenario and ongoing attack is ladies and gentlemen if you look at the picture and again if you choose to watch the video that's up to you so you'll notice something. The Guy Walks in the back of the church. And thank you for that up again and almost nobody notices now. This pictures taken after goes off. You could see people holding their ears and starting to turn their attention but if you watch the video notice he walks in and about four or five seconds happens before before anybody notices anything. Why is that? What makes churches a little different than anywhere else? If an end sadly targets for lunatics. It takes like this man ladies and gentlemen wears everybody's attention right upfront in a church right. Yes a synagogue. A mosque whatever. Ever House of worship you may go to every the pulpit at the altar is not in the back. It's in the front. People are engaged in prayer deliberation deep. Thought that's what you go to church. Forty we do engage your spiritual self with the Lord Almighty. You're focused up front with a deep almost and some people are almost in like I mean a semi altered state. They're so deep in prayer. I don't mean that as if I mean that as a compliment implement their veep and prayer not paying attention. It's not their fault. Right ones goes to church. Ticket is going to be a shooting but having said that the other takeaway takeaway training matters is you got to have people in the back of the church with their eyes on the door. I've said this over and over if you operate a house of worship your priest a rabbi and imam whatever it may be whatever religion you practice it is your responsibility to get trained people to keep their eyes on the back of that door because nobody else. This is doing that I do it. I go to church armed. I keep my eyes in the back door. But that's what I did for a living. It's a heightened antenna all of us former law enforcement guys have and a lot of concealed carry holders but most people want you. Watch the video and you'll see yes. She came down visit you last I went to a church down there and they had they had a cop in the back and She was armed. I actually had one. And they SORTA superior random paid or something like that. Yeah it was cold. Yeah some of volunteer. I think some of them may get paid at the morning. County sheriff they they have a police officer there to a sheriff deputy. Excuse me and yeah I mean it matters matters made me feel and Yeah made a lot of people makes people feel better my church to six seconds six. I'm sorry six seconds. This was over six seconds. Thanks is to this Patriot now. Sadly of course these things are always politicize by showing you how they I'm not kidding. These people on the left are actively putting you in danger. Folks I am not kidding by recommending things like Joan arm yourselves in a church. We don't need more guns in schools and armed teachers. As as if you're you know I say this often and I mean it what I I'm trying to get in your had Had So it's obvious now that these murders in these homicide or maniacs whether it's a school God Forbid Church. Whatever it may be that there's these locations if you don't have a firearm? I'm unsure as a liberal. What rationally in your head other option you think is better? I I'm stumbling over my words here. Not because I because I'm trying to get in your head as to what else you think is going to work. This guy. kyw had shotgun underneath other trenchcoat. You're suggesting to me with a straight face that you'd rather that church have been protected by people with if you flicked a paper cut. You're GONNA throw rocks. I don't understand like what you think is a better option. You realize to rational people how dumb you selling. We don't WanNA bring more gun. No no we want to bring what you want to throw Darts Adam. I don't understand what you thought was going to happen. What parallel universe you live in now case? You're making this up now. This this is to be fair. This is a video of Joe by this was not taken. Yesterday's has taken a few months ago. But this is video of Joe Biden leading Democrat candidate for president attacking the Republican Governor of Texas Greg Abbott. I suggesting that it may be a good idea for people to defend themselves in a church urge using firearms. God forbid this is to happen. Listen to this video where by telling you is putting you in danger with recommendations like this tells you how you're irrational and Greg Abbott. Republican governor of Texas is irrational. If you're even thinking about carrying a firearm in Church listen to this. It is irrational with all due. Respect the governor of Texas a rational. What they're doing very day you see a match shooting? I guess numbers now. I was on a plane tune. F ours make up to five killed and we're talking about loosely access to have guns be able to take him in places of worship store just absolutely originally totally irrational again in the interest of honoring the victims. I am containing commentary from losing my marbles here on on the Shell because folks we can disagree with Democrats and Democrats could disagree with us. That's the beauty of constitutional republic. But I'm telling how long you on this issue with full candor and a pure soul and a pure heart if you follow that advice you are literally literally putting yourself in danger if you have the means in the ability and the willingness that's import some people don't WanNa care and that's a fine that's the trust your choice. That's that's okay but understand that we live in it's a very safe country there's no need to be hyperbolic or overestimate the threat. The chances ads you being caught in this or exceedingly slim but suggesting people that it is irrational to want to defend themselves against people like this who do exist and these incidents sadly do happen is the absolute height of imbecilities irrational to defend yourself against being killed by a murderer in a church who has a weapon that you can't counteract except if you have one yourself or someone else around you train ladies gentlemen do not take this man's advice. This is the same guy. Remember Joe Go. Get the shotgun shotgun. Firearm to rounds double. Joe Can't do math. Double Barrel two barrels barrels. Fire off two rounds one to meaning you have exactly zero zero sign. Oh my gosh. I can't liberals liberal media matters. We may zero signed desk you. That's it you can't do that over again. She'll be doing over here. Let's edit that out. I'm I'm kidding idiots. Joe You don't have to because you're not on. Joe Only does the audio so you don't have to wear your crazy lunatics six now thankfully people are fighting back against this anti-gun Lunacy yes in a parallel story but relevant given the news this weekend. Joe I know sensitive to you. Joe's in Maryland which Maryland Virginia's one media market down off. You all know that but just like New York New Jersey there's crossover media markets there. Same thing happens in Maryland where the news is watched in both states. So I saw the story at the Washington Examiner by Paul Dr. You'll be up in the show notes again. Check it out not at our at our website. They accompany show. Virginia's our chat about enough of this. Paul Bernard has the story Virginia Gun. Sanctuary leaders urged resistance to gun laws compared to American revolution. Listen folks long and short of it is the liberal black face wearing or Klu Klux Klan Cap. We don't know. which are we haven't figured that out yet governor of Virginia Ralph Northam? He hasn't admitted to which one he was wearing in that dreadful photo ralph. Northam has committed with the Liberals in Virginia who have now taken over what was once a conservative state if not conservative Democrat state have now taken over and are claiming that they were going to basically and one of them wants to win Use The national guard to enact draconian firearm laws. which will take away your right to protect yourself? Oh Virginians have had enough of it. This piece by Bavard covers it pretty good. How the attorney? General is basically said that the counties in Virginia. I'm sorry I didn't get. That should be more clear counties in Virginia. What do we do I think? It's like eighty five counties in Virginia have now said No. We're not going to do that. We're not confiscating weapons from our citizens we're not violating the second amendment of the Constitution. The bill of rights. Well we are going to do is we are going to declare our county sanctuaries for the Constitution. Good for you now. There was a map hat tip to this gentleman on twitter. Who put it up a map of the counties this this is at what is that? VCE deals underscore or fill van cleef and the latest sanctuary worry map with Falke or county and Charles City County. The green are these sanctuary counties. That'd be looking at this map. Most Virginia is in fact green. There there are isolated counties of black that are now not. It's now up to eighty seven counties ten cities and seventeen towns. That have said No. We're not going to enact these anti-constitutional usual anti second amendment. Throwing the bill of rights in the garbage can draconian gun laws. No thanks have a nice day and I wrote down a little note because I got to get a lot to get through and I really spent spent a Lotta time on this. I'm sorry given my background. I feel it's important. Give you some solutions on this kind of stuff. You gotTa keep rising backdoor and the church but I took a note regarding guarded Sanctuary Second Amendment counties and the Democrats threats that the attorney general herring is said they have no legal effect these sanctuary things. It's a serious this question. I'm not messing around. Take some kind of a Unnecessarily aggressive approach. I'm just asking an honest question to the Democrats in Virginia. What are you GONNA DO A? I'm not kidding. I said last last week. I gave the bane analogy from that Batman movie where he confronts that Business Guy in the business guy comes in yellen at Bain and he says I wish I had Dana Lash. She does a better bane voice. Do you feel like you're in charge you. You really feel like you're in charge you case you hadn't heard Joe. They may have missed this. But that whole consent to the govern- thing kind of matters a little bit you've got. I don't know how many people live in Virginia based on their congressional delegation. I don't know eight maybe nine ten million I could be wrong. Could be off at whole consent to the government thing kind of matters and the governed the people have said No. You don't really have our consent. We have this thing called the constitution and here is my because it's family friendly double barrel middle finger with no middle fingers because there may be kids watching the show right now. So what are you gonNA do. What are you gonNA get kidding? I'm not challenging you to a fight is in a school yard you on that Joe. Let's go outside to get you know I'm not. I'm asking an artist. What what are you GonNa do and the answer is you're going to do a thing because you don't have the consent of the governed and all of those green counties you just saw eighty seven basically the whole state again for audio is Green Sanctuary counties firearms saying they'll thanks eboni day remember the whole consent of the governed for the people by the people thing? You may have forgotten about that. You think it's all about you. I get it when you live. Live in that elitist. DC CORRIDOR BUBBLE IN VIRGINIA MARYLAND and Washington. DC You're sitting in Virginia State House somewhere. That's a little bit outside the bubble. But you know what you're doing. You're used to listen into northern Virginia and all the liberals that have occupied northern Virginia new. Really think you've got the consent of the government. You're going to the National Guard hard. Get to go to Georgia. Yeah okay sure. Yeah all right what men do nothing. You will do nothing because there's nothing you can do. All right moving on. I got a lot to get through. Today's all Joe. Yeah you know how might listen. I there was a lot of stuff going on this week on spy gate. And mm excuse me this weekend not a whole bunch but I saw this one story and many of you who are regular listeners. Know How much I have. This love hate relationship with the media on this love hate because I love the independent journalists out there and the people who work for like the daily caller Chuck Ross and others Jeff Carlson again great at the epoch times. Who Have you just nailed the story? Sarah Carter Solomon. The list goes on and on Hannity of course over at Fox who've nailed spy gate thing but the love hate part the part I really have disdain for are the media people on the inside who despite the fact that the hall spy gate thing is falling apart on them in lifetime yes there were spies. Yes they were spying. The report approve it all this summer. They're still clinging to the collusion. Okay what are the worst out there who has become a frequent target of my ire. Not Because 'cause I dislike are personally don't know we're never met her. I don't care. She's probably very nice. Doesn't matter to me at all. Is Natasha Bertrand for political. Who who is always on the wrong side of this no matter what I don't know if she's just easily pliable when it comes to like moving her and a narrative what if direction and at the deep state you know what I'm saying? They feel like they can. They can get her to do what you want. I don't know why she keeps publishing ridiculous stories that political despite again again being one of these people on the inside of the media was a known gas lighter you know with the collusion hoax and there were those. She's always on the wrong side so she wrote this piece in politico uh-huh and I just wanted to briefly cover this because remember this Bertran Devlin Barrett David Ignatius whenever you see stories from them about spy game. Remember the the axiomatic golden rule of the Dan Bongino show. They're not trying to tell you thus thus story they're trying to tell you Story not the facts. They're not trying to give you the fact they're trying to tell you and you always have to a parcel with the story is so I saw this gym this weekend. From the TASHA Bertram that political intel pro puts as Gina Hospital. She's the CIA director director in a bind subtitle. The review led by. US Attorney. John Durham is making life uncomfortable for America's cautious spy chief. Now listen to me. What's really going on with this story but again what story is she trying to? Joseph Lee on behalf the deep staters who are getting very worried. Now that the I g report is out shows. There was spying contrary to liberal narrative and a lot of it by the way on the trump campaign and now that the dorm investigation is that its tail and that is likely to come out in the spring of Twenty twenty which is looking into the whole spy gate thing and is now a criminal probe so she goes. I'M GONNA put a screen shot up from this in a bit. But before I get a bit about Ms Suba before I get to that the whole three or four initial paragraph without reading. Do the whole thing. I don't want to spend too much time on this. Is this well. You know this attorney this excuse me a US attorney. Durham working on behalf of the Attorney General and it's turned us into a criminal probe Joe Wright he's looking into this stuff and you know the CIA we were which is doing their job here at all commodity. You know we really going to start questioning because Joe if we do national security might be at risk because the CIA Diana folks right here we go. They might be hesitant in the future Joe to do their job so this really bad for the country. I'm reading this like okay. What again and went for the children? She's trying to tell you it's not the actual story the story narrative she wants out there is that if durum keeps looking into this show we could damage national security because their intelligence people will be afraid of doing their job in other words. Show Joe what you better back off in other words. What else the media? We're watching you. Where watching you Durham? And if if you go after the people who got everything wrong we're GONNA make personal attacks on US suggesting is you that are damaging national security. You're scaring scared me every time me every time. Well no dorms probably like laughing at that like really sure anything. I don't call the Guy I bull Durham. for which trump interview. We did on with the with the president. He called a bulldozer to nickname. Trust me when I tell you this guy is not going to be we solve from the Jerky boys. He does not care. He is going to be frightened. One bit by Bertrand is doing her best to send a warning flare up in the air car that we are going to attack you personally accuse you of damaging national security if you continue to investigate. That's her sole purpose for this story. Now if you're a rational person which again excludes most of the Liberals who listened to the show but who knows maybe we'll crack through their adamant the you you know vibration eum coded skulls one day and actually get in there with the facts that matter. You should be asking yourself. We now know that John Brennan had a role in the propagation of the dossier steal information. We know we know we briefed Harry. Reid on bottom line is John. Brennan knew about the fake charges in the dossier aasiya right. So you're telling me the lace the nation's lead spy master John Brennan who was running the CIA was intimately involved in decision making with the White House which we know happened. Remember the texts. The White House is running this talking about the spy gate operation. It's clear it's what they were talking about. You're telling me that the intelligence infrastructure was making decisions in conjunction with the White House based on totally false discredited information in without one ounce of veracity to it spying and circumvention of laws on American citizens happened and the Tasha Bertrand's turns narrative is time out. Stop folks don't you dare look at that you'll endanger national security Joe. What do you pick a bigger threat to national security? Our intelligence elegance by chiefs making very severe deeply impactful decisions based on totally false Intel. They swore by or looking looking into why people made these dreadfully awful decisions. I think it's option one. Yeah I think that's a little more dangerous. Call me crazy. I took another note here because I didn't want you to remember my newness. Newness interview with Congressman on my Channel here which I strongly encourage you to listen to it's going to. I may be must listen to ever over by the by the time the next week is done YouTube dot com slash Bongino. If you WANNA check it out. What did Congressman Nunez say on on our interview during the end the interview? He was crystal clear that there was no official intelligence. Used to open up this case against Donald Trump. What what folks? Why isn't a Tasha Bertram Alleged Journalist Media Co conspirator here? Why is she not even remotely interested in asking? Those is questions. Way Way way the Tasha very simple. If you write a piece on this I will promoted for you. I promise. Try doing journalism just for once. Are you not even remotely curious. Why an investigation we now know was bedrock than the dossier? The report is clear the dossier asa was the principal. Focus of the warrant to spy on trump that we know with no serious person disputes. John Brennan knew about now was used to spy on a presidential campaign and they president president by the way afterwards their their operational continued into the into the team and the team surrounding trump into the trump presidency residency and it was all started with no official intelligence and yet you're defending the people at the upper echelons in the album. This piece none. What are those things even remotely concerned you as a journalist now if that was spying Barack Obama you'd be concerned because you're a hack of course you're a liberal hack? You don't really do in journalism and I don't expect you to honestly ask those questions because you're not a real journalist your fate. You've always been a fake. It's just a fraud. I'm sorry and it's not personal. It's just a professional evaluation. Your atrocious dreadful work. I don't know how politico I don't even know how you work. It's past editors editors not ask those questions. Devin nunes is said. Clearly no official intelligence was used to start this and you're not concerned about that at all you concerned about protecting the people who initiated the investigation in the Intel community. Good call here from the Peacedale. Here's another warning sign here again. She's not even remotely curious about Masud quote from Mr Piece that Thatcher Bertrand Gina Hospitals Plight though may depend on how deeply Durham investigates an uncorroborated theory pushed by trump allies. That a key player in the Russia probe robe Russia linked professor named Joseph. Masud was actually a Western intelligence assets. Scented this credit the trump campaign and that the CIA under Brennan was somehow involved notice Otis. Again how merchant changes the narrative. It's a total one. Eighty folks the entire bedrock of the Bertrand Democrat crat. Liberal Media Complex Russian collusion hoax. Show was what that this Maltese. Professor Josef Mifsud she references that quote was a Russian agent who met with George Popadopoulos from the trump campaign. That is their case right now. Rather than being curious as to why that was said that he was Russian agent despite no evidence. That's actually true. Miss that was the Russian collusion hoax. Bertrand now is flipped the SCRIP to saying. Well you're all all crazy on the trump team because we're reasonably sure that MS sued wasn't an FBI source and may not have worked directly for the CIA. Wait what you're not even remotely curious how you got the story wrong that this guy was not a Russian agent therefore your whole story was a hoax and the fact that Sudas known ties to Western none of that concerns you of course not because you're not interested in real journalism please tell me what the takeaway you got it. There folks audience not much enjoyed. Your your whole story is this as and tried to give him information to the trump campaign. Masud tried to get information. Popadopoulos That story's totally Reform Party now. It is yes. They have not even reconciled the fact that they promoted that hoax forever now their stories while we were right because we're not sure mid- sued was was directly working for the CIA. Okay unbelievable unbelievable. Don't even acknowledge knowledge. You were a total hoax or the whole time. Just walk by like nothing happened. They're worried about mercer. Believe me that's why that's out there to all right moving the on again off lots of get through today loaded. Shell twitchy actually picked. I love twitchy if you ever see. TWITCHY DOT COM. It's a great website. They highlight some of the best conservative tweets out there generally they poke fun at Dopey Liberal Media People which always makes me happy. They picked up one of my tweet this weekend. which was about Chuck Todd? I've got some video of chuck. Todd as you know. Maybe we should do a show on this. Listen it may be a little obnoxious of his show. But I'm seriously thinking Joe. We should do this. We frequently equally site the dumbest people in media and scale Philip up from the Washington. Post is number eight. Brian stelter is always number one. Chuck Todd Dole is rapidly closing in on the gold medal of stupid in the Dopey Media Olympics. He is chuck. Todd has had a solid grasp on the number two silver medal in the dopey takes an immediate. Yeah for a long time but I gotTa Tell You stelter keeps game like the dopey game but todd audio upping it just not enough so chuck out again this weekend of from NBC again. The second dumbest guy. I sent this out a tweet. That's why I mentioned twitchy. They picked it up. Here is Chuck Todd on video. Who waits until the Christmas season? The holiest times of the year for Christians the Hanukkah season for our Jewish brothers and sisters he weighs for the holiest time of the year. The second dumbest guy in media the silver medal where Chuck Todd to put out this jam on his show. Listen to this. This is chuck todd attacking people of Faith. Basically saying you believe in a bunch of miss because as you don't believe what Chuck Todd believes. I don't even know what he believes is. I'm not even sure. Chuck Todd as a Bright Guy Anymore. This is him waiting for the Christmas Hanukkah season to attack you. That you're crazy. 'cause you don't believe what he believes. Check this out. I want to read you. Guys a letter to the editor that we found in Lexington Herald leader. It was a fascinating attempt to try to explain. Why some people support president trump? Here's what he says. Why do people support trump? It's because people have been trained from childhood to believe in Fairy Tales. This set their minds up to accept things that make them feel good the more fairy tales and lies. He tells the better they feel. Show me a person who believes in Noah's Ark and I will show you a trump voter it at this gets at something dean that my executive producer like say. Hey voters want to be lied to. Sometimes they don't they don't always love being told hard truths chuck. You're right I mean. Why else would anybody watcher show? Yes Joe you've got Motley. You deserve a monthly for that. Come on I got that would give us at least a bottling. You've got me crying eyeballs gotTA price. He's right but joe we've both clearly. He's right for the wrong reason sometimes people that's exactly. Why Chuck Todd Hasn't listened? People Watch that show. It's not the greatest viewership ever not read this heat shock. You are. Thank you producer Joe for that. Brilliant moment of people watched Chuck Todd because they like to be like now. He's got the argument all wrong. What kind of I mean? Serious Jellison Josiah Amana manifield whereabouts centers. Joe And I buy all of this week at it but we I am very spiritual I don't need to aww back. Say That because I don't speak with forked tongue you my faith matters to me. I'm a very imperfect person but my fate matters and I practice it. You know the people go to my church. No they see us. There are every week. We rarely miss. I always try to get my kids there. It matters to me for you to wait for the Christmas Hanukkah season to do was segment like that suggesting that trump voters are stupid because they believe in religious quote fairy tales too and they wanna be lied to ladies and gentleman that is one of the most repulsive disgusting segments. I've ever seen but honestly folks it's you probably watched it and heard it on the show here and and you're so used to the stupid sweating from the pores of this imbecile chuck. Todd every week that candidly. You're probably not even as impacted by it as you should have been uh-huh you understand what he just said You're voting for trump because your religious neanderthal dope who believes in religious fairytales. And therefore do you like to be lied to and therefore you vote for trump. Because he's like that's what he said. That's exactly what he meant. And as Joe Jez. Beautifully pointed out. This is from this hack lying buffoon. This joker fraud who has told you for years Complete total lies spy gate was a hoax. Collusion was real. He got the two biggest stories. The two biggest stories of our time time absolutely backwards name in bright. He's telling you you're an idiot because you're a person of faith. Remember this. This has been an evergreen topic of the show since Joe when I were doing it in my basement severna park five years ago liberals like Chuck Todd Media Activists Right his sole purpose in life right now now is to institute big government central. Planning big government central planning requires what getting certain things out of the way it works for you to put your faith in government and allow them to make subjective. Give decisions you have to wipe away everything objective in your life in other words if you believe in God given big r the rights the right to defend yourself the right to speak freely a right granted by God which I believe. Joe Believes Paula believes and I'd venture to say the overwhelming whelming majority my audience beliefs. You you believe that and understand that because I know it to be True Ladies and gentlemen governments only role is to ensure or that it doesn't grant it. That's not what Chuck Todd believes it. He's a statist. He believes that right is given by government. Just like the Virginia attorney he general and the black face wearing governor Virginia. Believe you're right to defend yourself as quaint up by them when the rest of the states say. Nah No thanks. What are you gonNA do nothing? Nothing you're GONNA do nothing because Virginia's Oh that right is granted by God to defend themselves to speak freely to practice religion not by government. We don't require your imprimature. We're not looking for it. Ladies and gentlemen on the left listening to my show get this through your thick skulls when it comes to our constitutional big our God given rights. We are not asking. I don't know why you think we're asking. We are not asking for your permission. We don't care what you say. We're ignoring you. We will practice religion with or without your sanction sanction. We will protect ourselves with or without your sanction. We are not asking. Get it through your cinderblock. Skulls this is not Sudan. It's not North Korea. We are free free. American citizens with an entrepreneurial patriotic blood that people who have come here have always sought freedom that freedom gene is in their gene code. Everyone who's coming here on that. From my mother-in-law we are not asking Chuck Chuck doesn't get that check doesn't get that. He thinks rights are granted by government therefore he attacks religion because religion has to go the way of the woolly. Mammoth damage is status like silver medal. Where Chuck Todd is to get his way so diminish and make them look like fools? They believe in fairytales. Noah's Ark Fairytales tapu fairy tales. Jesus wine from water loaves at the wedding. None of that really happened to short chuck. I can tell tell you we're really didn't happen. Your collusion hoax. You've been promoting. That really didn't happen. That was definitely a fairytale. Touche was your finest hour by the way no that was great common. You're absolutely right. Some guys mad. It'd be by the way this weekend because I call you producer Joe. He sent me an email. He thinks it's demeaning Joe's always been produced not the producer of the show. Yeah that's what he always call that bit wasn't it's not it's actual title. Joseph Professional. He produces show where he yeah he got mad at me a guy this weekend. He was genuinely upset and I was like I know when Josip said he has never been a producer Joe Man. Hey I'm just a note about this weekend I will have my interview. I have the interview show starts again this week Rudy. Giuliani is coming on this week. Former mayor of New York City personal attorney present trump super excited. We'll be recording Friday night. What is usual? Get it out Saturday morning. Please check that out and also please take out Bongino report your New Conservative alternative to the drudge report Bongino report DOT COM. Please please make it your homepage folks. We've really appreciate traffic spin through the roof. It is where we put the conservative news. Meaning the real news. We don't link to any liberal garbage especially anything by chuck. Chuck Todd as I said to a reporter unless it's to make fun of them which we have to do I met a couple. More stories are going to support again just disgusting politicians politicizing every single moment including moments of human tragedy where American citizens are lost in attack. There was a horrible attack in New York a machete wielding lunatic walks into a rabbi's home. Hits a guy head with a machete me. This is the kind of thing in horror horror movies that happened sadly in the real world. Obviously it was an anti Semitic attack. Obviously I again I don't Eh. I don't understand people having a difficult time with this. Now Governor Andrew Cuomo tried to Parse it make it about other things about our diversity knows and by the way hat tip to Pete Hegseth from Fox and friends for calling out Cuomo on this repeatedly this weekend ladies jumps not about diversity. There was an anti Semitic attack Jack directed at our Jewish brothers sisters. That's it period. Full Stop when people attack people who are black. It's racist if it's clearly a racist attack it's right and it should be called out people attacking emigrant because of immigrant status. That is clearly. A scene of phobic motivated attack with people attacked Jewish Jewish. It's an anti Semitic attack you don't have to make other big things and diminish the gravity of the moment. What are the other bigger things they wanted to make about? Well Cuomo and the Hapless Disgusting Mayor New York Failed Lunatic Communist jerk. Bill de Blasio how to make this attack because they have to politicize everything about trump of course despite the fact that Donald Trump is mark Levin noted is probably our first Jewish president. He was joking of of course but Donald Trump who move the embassy to Israel has vocally spoken out about day Oh Christian freedom of religion in the practising of that religion both here and overseas fought against the BCS movement. And I'M GONNA show you a couple of tweets in a few minutes of the Washington Post getting so wrong but who has been actively fighting antisemitism since his first day sworn in office Donald Trump listen to this lunatic failed. Mayor failed human when being I might add. Build the BLASIO on with Ed Henry of Fox friend of mine and IT Henry kind of pins down the Blasios. Unbelievably blames this anti the Semitic attack on president trump. Listen to this Sicko. An atmosphere of hate has been developing in this country over the last few years. A lot of it is emanating from Washington and it's having effect act on all the way so you're saying you're blaming the president by from Washington. I'm saying but we have to be clear. We need a different tone starting in Washington. Okay so we had by the way with Democrats and Republicans both in the White House that encourages country to actually find some unity and some common ground had that for the last lady these are the sickest people seen scene they are. They're so disgusting. This is human filth. I'm sorry it is. This is human filth. I don't know any other way to say it. You add innocent. People attacked packed with frequent Michetti. A machete think about what that looked like what that must have felt like these. Put yourself there for a moment however disturbing it may be and this lunatic jerk wad mayor is blaming. President Trump folks. The Democrats are sick. This is a sick party. I mean I don't I don't mean to pathological sick. Do you have any. Hi Dea the moral vacuum you have to live in in a moment of tragedy like this to attack president who has been vocally speaking out about about this worldwide trend of growing anti Semitism. Do you have you understand how deranged lunatic. You have to be just to show you. How Low and disgusting? The Democrats will go on this front. I want the way hat tip representative Paul Gosar. Who put this out? I got this from his twitter. I want to show you two tweets from the Washington Post just fourteen days separate separate fourteen days apart. Put Up tweet one from the Washington Post show you how crazy. The Democrats have become total lunatics. Here's the tweet number one. This is this is from December fifteen twenty one thousand nine hundred Washington Post quote perspective. This is a real tweet. WHY President President Trump's executive order to fight antisemitism is dangerous for Jews? That's a real tweet. President trump at an executive order put out meant to fight anti Semitism on college campuses and elsewhere there. The Washington Post is attacking attacking him for fourteen days. Later they put up this little gem look at these lunatics quote Washington Washington Post Twelve Twenty nine twenty nine thousand nine some Democrats urge trump to more strongly condemn. Eighty Semitism in wake of muncie attack. Jews Jeez Louise Home. My Gosh this is ladies and gentlemen. We are living in like Bizarro. Superman land. Democrats vote for these people. I'm not kidding you know. I always try to stay away from offending rank and file Democrats in the country. But I'm using that perspective fast because I'm asking you the question. How do you vote for these morons? Listen I get I get. Nobody gets it better than me. Republicans have generally not been the answer. Answer to your problems. They're spending us into an abyss too. I get it but I am telling you with certainty. I have never been more certain of anything in my life. Republicans may not. I have all the answers to your problems but the cause of your problems is certainly Democrats. President trump put an executive order brought to combat. Antisemitism is growing widen rampant on college campuses Democrats condemn informant and then fourteen days later the Washington Post put out a tweet wondering why the president is doing more to fight the Anti Semitism. He was fighting. With the executive order they condemn while the Crazy Democrats would not even condemn via member that proclamation and Congress Chris they voted down the Anti Semitic that fighting anti Semitism. They wouldn't they. Wouldn't Ford remember that. The Johann Omar Rashid into Lebron. Do they wouldn't vote. Offer that folks. I can't take it. I cannot take the stupid anymore. I'm sorry but again rank and file Democrats the crap out to do you not see this. Do you not see what is going on that. Your party is this littered with morons morons again on the moron thread tears Joe Biden and the Wall Street great piece in The Wall Street Journal. It never ends Joe Joe Biden so remember they just impeach the president the House of Representatives led by Kooky Shift Pelosi and that Dope Oprah Jerry. Nadler there's a story in the Wall Street Journal today by the editorial board. Excuse me Biden. Subpoena Standard Joe Biden says calling him. The testified impeachment. Trial would be illegal. Wait wait time out Teo Baby Tayo so let me get straight. What are the articles of impeachment? The Lunatic Democrats just voted on Joe. What are the articles wasn't obstruction charge? They're throwing out there saying that. President trump is obstructing obstructing their impeachment. Because he's ignoring subpoenas. There screen is a screen shot from there right. The whole you're so you're clear here. The Democrats are trying to impeach trump. Because he's claiming executive privilege Ed ed ignoring subpoenas but their lead candidate for president. Joe Biden basically said GonNa comply with a subpoena. Either it's illegal regal. Now here's him trying to see why a cover his career. He says Joe Joe Biden when because he got called out for being a hypocrite. He tried to explain away by saying well. What are you guys GonNa Cover? He's talking to the press here. You guys are going to cover for three weeks. Anything I said. Trump's GonNa get away with it you guys. Hi Sir. Buying into it all the time not a joke. That's what it's all about. It's all about what he does. All the time is entire career. Take the focus off. This guy violated the constitution. He said in in the driveway of his house. He acknowledged for help. Talk about blagden choice. He's on videotape videotape. Asking for how not even ask you demanding that a prosecutor be fired by a foreign country. He's the point man in by firing a prosecutor looking into the company whose son works for. Oh My Gosh Ladies and gentlemen you ever you ever stepped on a rake Joe. Joe Biden has stepped on more rakes. Remember the Tom. and Jerry episodes one rake and they turn out of your step on the other. This guy cannot get out of his own way. Democrats make the case now with a straight face. You can't because I'm serious. You really losing your minds. If you vote for these morons with a straight eight face please make the case to me. That the President United States who legitimately has executive privilege legitimately. Now you can litigate in court court. What he has executive privilege over fair enough fair enough but no one? Even the most ardent leftist would claim that the President United States ace does not have executive privilege over anything ever. That's just ridiculous. It's not true doesn't have. We have three separate branches of government Obama and every President before Democrat Democrat. Republican have claimed executive privilege over something. We can litigating court what you believe. The perimeter of that power is fine. I understand on that but suggesting that the President United States president trump should be impeached because he invoked executive privilege before getting a court decision on what the limits of that are while simultaneously claiming that Joe Biden. Who's doing the same thing ignoring subpoenas says? He's going to north. WHO has no privilege privilege at all at this point? None he is a citizen. He is a citizen. That is that he is not the vice president anymore. So please tell me with a straight face. I'll wait. We have jeopardy thing to do. I will wait for you to answer to me how that makes sense in your dopey liberals You want to double jeopardy triple double. I watched it a long time. A double triple double the Quintela the tri factor TRIFECTA. Act Anyone. Anybody please explain again Outta makes of course you can't because you're a liberal. You never make sense and again whereas on this show we will give you facts. Created executive privilege has limits president. Can't you know rob somebody in the White House and beat him up. And then claim I have executive privilege over everything I can't ever be looked at for and that's not the way any of this works. I acknowledge your limits to it. That should be litigated in the third third branch of government our courts. There's nothing wrong with that. The Democrats didn't WANNA litigated. They decided to trump through impeachment impeachment. But then suggesting ridiculously ridiculously that Joe Biden does the same thing ignored subpoenas with no executive privilege all that. That's a okay again. You just look like a Moron and I'm sorry to have to break. The news used Mirror Mirror on the wall. What I look like today? I'm more on Sir. I'm sorry it's like the Reverse Mirror on the wall probably wondering why you're calling them a fish. I didn't get that Moray Eel. What Moray Eel? Yeah I didn't get that neither okay. Moron Moret Mistaken K.. Somebody gets thousand. Don't cut that al because emails and sometimes when I get busted kidding. Joe's often makes references. I like the Dennis Miller producers. You ever listen to Dennis Miller radio show. He'd make you. Dennis Miller is one of the smartest guys make a lot of them. Flew right over everybody's head to miss them one. Okay we're after all. Oh Oh oh does the end of the show is important. I'm going to start a candidates to watch watching this cycle. Ladies and gentlemen because it's important twenty twenty elections around a corner yes and one of the things that always gets in our way here in these elections is people forget there are down ballot elections yes reelecting president trump is important obviously but folks down ballot elections. US Senate Congress State Legislative Seats City Council seats. They're all important. All of a drop off people vote for the president and they walk out. No No oh good down ballot Republican at the answers to all your problems but Democrats definitely. There's no reason to vote Democrat ever. I'm sorry but I do want to kind of start to give some shoutouts to what I think I don't formally endorse. It doesn't matter anyway. I just think these are generally good people. Some of them I know personally. Some of my don't necessarily I certainly know personally but I know professionally so I know what they're about but the first candidate the cycle I want you to take a look at the guy. Many of you are familiar with. I'll put up. His is twitter feed and listen. Full disclosure here. I know the guy very well. It's a good man Dr Ronnie Jackson this twitter feed. I A applauded him a little bit on twitter this weekend. At Ronnie Jackson for the number fourteen for Texas Ronnie is running in the thirteenth Congressional district of Texas. This is a Republican. Many of you saying Ronnie Jackson. Where do I know him from? Of course he was president. Trump's personal physician nominated to be. Va Secretary and was maliciously sleep disgustingly disturbingly attack by leftist lunatics including a senator from a midwest state who didn't have the guts to do the right thing and attack attack relentlessly and now Ronnie will likely get the last laugh year by running for Congress as a Republican and a strong conservative. I know Ronnie personally again again disclosure. There I worked with him when he was the White House. Position for Barack Obama and I was a secret service agent. Ronnie is a good man and I encourage you to give them a look. He put that up again because he's got I. Twitter is again at Ronnie Jackson number. Four T X previous for Texas and his website is Ronnie Jackson Four Texas Thirteen and Ronnie Jackson for Texas Thirteen Dot Com. Please check him out. Good man we'll be doing a lot more. It's not just this one. We Got Sean Parnell and others coming up a check them out Ronnie Jackson all right folks thanks again for tuning in. That was an interesting show today. I will wait for your thousands of emails about jobs reference. I don't all sorry so what I apologize. She didn't get it either so we don't tell me don't tell me I wanna get the emails Joe. Don't tell me don't tell me after the show because I actually enjoy the sub it does and I'm always honest when I get it. I tell all right thanks again for tuning in. Please subscribe to our Youtube Channel YouTube dot com slash bongino YouTube dot com slash clash Bongino. I really appreciate it though. Subscribers trying to get the four hundred thousand. We'll be there soon. It's all free YouTube dot com slash. Bongino I will see you all tomorrow. You just heard the Dan Bongino on Gino show. You can also get dance podcasts on Itunes soundcloud and followed in on twitter. Twenty four seven at Dbongino.
Why President Trump Changed His Tone on the Coronavirus
"The US now has more than forty five hundred reporting corona virus cases but the actual total could be much higher at least ninety people have died the US response to the deadly virus lags behind other developed countries. That is what the experts are saying. Life outside the home or apartment has virtually shut down. Schools and businesses are closed and the social fabric has been badly frayed. There are still worries based on the experience of other countries like Italy which is effectively on a total lockdown for a week that it might not be enough I'm Sheri Fink. I'm a correspondent at the New York Times in the Investigations Unit. I often report about healthcare. And I've been covering the corona virus and in recent weeks. There has been a lot of focus on how president trump communicates about this outbreak and the level of risk that it posed for the United States. It's going to disappear one day. It's like a miracle it will disappear and from our shores. We you know it could get worse before it gets better. Baby go away. We'll see what happens. Nobody really knows the fact. The president's tone started to change probably in the last week or so but it really seemed to change on Monday. WanNa thank everybody for being here today. There was this press conference. The president got on a podium with the members of the vice. Presidents Corona virus taskforce around him afternoon. We're announcing new guidelines for every American to follow over the next fifteen days as we combat the virus each and every one of us has a critical role to play and he announced that there would be a fifteen day period where Americans should observe some important new precautions to try to slow the virus therefore my administration is recommending that all Americans including the young and healthy work to engage in schooling from home when possible avoid gathering in groups of more than ten people avoid discretionary travel and avoid eating drinking at bars restaurants and public food courts. This really struck a lot of people as a real change in tone and content. What we do and I've spoken actually with my sunny says. How bad is this? It's bad it's bad but we're going to. We're going to be hopefully a best case worst case and that's what we're working for and so the latest is that we now know a big part of what may have led to that change in tone and to the new recommendations. It was a new report out of London by disease models. People who study how epidemic spread that was shared with the White House and it showed that if nothing was done by the government and regular citizens to stop the transmission of the virus that in fact there could be two point two million deaths in the United States and what they said to combat that to stop this just almost unimaginable death toll. From a new virus two point two million they said that two types of interventions would be needed to types of steps. One set of steps is sort of the basic public health steps. You test for people who might have the virus you tell them to stay home you isolate them or they go into the hospital. All of their close contacts. Stay away from everybody else. For fourteen days and also keeping older people people with chronic health conditions away from other people so their disease modeling showed that that would only cut the death toll by about half and so they also recommended these disruptive steps to really distance the entire population very much in the ways that were recommended by the White House and only those two steps together the model or showed would have a very very significant impact. The other surprising thing about this report was that it wasn't talking about fifteen days. It was saying that you might need to do that. Intermittently at least until you had a vaccine which we know could take twelve to eighteen months and keep in mind their guidelines. Nobody's forced to do this. Will Americans follow them? How much effect will they have? This remains to be seen. But if measures aren't effective there will be a surge in patients all of the model. Show this so. The question is is our health care system ready in many ways. We already know that we're not we know we don't have enough ventilators. We don't have enough people to run those ventilators even if we had more machines so there is a need for real attention right now to expand the resources as much as possible in our healthcare system substituting. Conserving things that we're hearing about starting to go on so that there will be at least some more capacity while we also hopefully take these steps as Americans to cut the transmission and slow the spread and lessen the load on the healthcare system. So that we don't get in a situation where doctors have to choose. Who GETS CARE? So that's the latest.
Michael Bloomberg Joins 2020 Field; Navy, President Trump Clash
"From NPR WVU ARE BOSTON. I'm Sasha Pfeiffer and this is on point Defense Secretary Mark Esber fired navy. Maybe Secretary Richard Spencer yesterday. That's the latest turn in the dramatic story of Navy Seal Edward Gallagher who had been accused of war crimes. President trump intervened Wien on behalf of Gallagher and to similar cases Navy secretary. Spencer reportedly tried to negotiate a side deal with the White House to let gallagher keep his title but still still face potential discipline then. More chaos ensued. Trump's critics say by getting involved in the case he has undermined military authority and greenlighted bad behavior savior by US troops but trump supporters. Say that as commander in chief. He calls the final shots in the military this hour point upheaval in the navy and whether it was right right for trump to step in but first news from the campaign trail former New York City mayor and billionaire. Michael Bloomberg is officially running for President in twenty twenty. He's obviously a late entrant to the race and to make up for lost time. He plans to bypass early voting states and go all in on Super Tuesday to get us up to speed. We have national political reporter four Politico Elena Schneider Online Elena. Thanks for coming on me and Elena. I WANNA start off by playing a clip from Saturday. Night live this weekend. This is when Michael Boo Gruenberg crashes into the already crowded democratic debate stage and here's Melissa Venus senior as MSNBC host Rachel maddow and also former SNL cast. Remember Fred Bloomberg. Did somebody say billionaire mayor. Dan How did you get here. We'll I tipped the doorman thirty million dollars officially running for president. Oh I don't know maybe okay. The maybe not. It'd be hard to be Elena. Schneider Bloomberg is a multi-billionaire went estimate is fifty billion. I believe that's more than Donald. Trump's it's not worth and that that wealth is both an advantage and disadvantage to Michael Bloomberg in this race. Tell us a little bit about that aspect. Well certainly. His wealth gives him the ability to you. Run A presidential campaign starting at the end of November When voting in Iowa starts just in a couple of months and so certainly he's been able to scramble this primary primary by dropping even in the last couple of days? Thirty five million dollars on television ads across the country that Your listeners may have already seen on their televisions introducing himself as a business leader. Somebody who can bring him a moderate Lane to this party and can be Donald Trump on business credentials and and and that sort of leadership and so I think that in that sense certainly gives him an advantage because he is the only candidate. WHO's in a position to do that? But on on the flip side of that he comes with the real foil for two leading candidates in this Race Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders both of whom who railed consistently against Corruption in politics talked about billionaires and millionaires buying influence in Washington and a lot of ways Michael Bloomberg presents a perfect foil for them in that argument. That's right in fact Bernie. Sanders has wade into say. Here's another white male millionaire billionaire trying to buy the election so that's a that's a point of attack for them onto him right and look at this point doesn't look like he's is going to be trying to even make the debate stage because he will not be accepting donations which is a an element requirement for DNC To appear on the DNC DNC stage is to have a certain number of contributors. So we may not see them sort of going after each other on a debate stage but we certainly are going to see more at an escalating attacks between gene and among these candidates because they sort of present as I said perfect foils for each other in both senses both for Michael Bloomberg being able to say that these plans are unrealistic that he can actually get these things done versus Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. Who are both going to say as you said Say He's buying his way into this election and it seems that one of Bloomberg selling points is that he presents a moderate option to Democrats or anyone who is who wants to vote for anyone but donald trump but maybe feels that the entire democratic portfolios portfolios. So far doesn't offer them someone. They can be enthusiastic about it. He basically saying I am that modern alternative. Tell us a bit about why he thinks he's that person right. So Michael Bloomberg very publicly considered considered getting into the presidential race back last spring and once Joe Biden former vice president Joe Biden decided to get into this ultimately Bloomberg pulled back and didn't end ended up getting in last spring. I you know based on our reporting because he thought somebody like Joe Biden would take up too much space in that area in terms of providing themselves house as a moderate alternative to people like Warren and Sanders. But as we've seen Joe Biden has stumbled and has not been able to hold onto many consistently still to leading national polls but has backslid in terms of the amount of support that he's been able to maintain and so people like Mayor Michael Bloomberg. See that as an opening where you know if Joe Biden cannot hold onto that mantle that. Maybe there's room for somebody like him to do that. But you know when I talked to voters in Iowa New Hampshire and even more broadly across the country. There's there's not a there's not a a huge interest in adding to the list of people who are running for President what I hear most consistently is people wanna see fewer people on that debate stage so that it's easier for them to actually make a decision here so it's GonNa be a real uphill battle for Michael Bloomberg to explain to voters why you know in this in this long menu of candidates that they could pick from from why he is the one who Who Getting in this late is the one that they should go and support? And what do you think his biggest selling point will be. Well I think that his he's he's. He's spent an enormous amount of money after his years as New York City mayor on issues like climate change and on gun control and and spending enormous sums of money backing acking candidates to try and change the makeup of Congress and state legislatures so he certainly has put his money where his mouth is in terms of the issues that he cares about and he also is the mayor. What's the mayor of of the biggest city in in in the country and certainly that presents a striking contrast to somebody like people to judge? Who is the mayor of South Bend? Indiana which is only about one hundred thousand people and He's certainly been able to galvanize a some of that. Sort of center left Area of the of the the primary that maybe have been less enthused about Joe Biden but find people should have a young fresh alternative that that Bloomberg can come in and say look. You know it's Nice that you you've you've led this the town but I've led an entire city and has a long record Of bringing out of business economic redevelopment in the city but obviously there that also then comes uh-huh with some real challenges Just last week he. He announced that he or apologized for his support. For Stop and Frisk very controversial Policing tactic that was using your Eric City that targeted at particularly people of Color in that city. So it's not without a doubt record also comes with a lot more questions for him. Elena Schneider Schneider. Schneider is a national political reporter for politico. We may be speaking with you again on the show in coming months as we follow this race. Thanks very much for talking with us about Michael Bloomberg entering the presidential race. Thanks for having me and now we are moving onto the chaos at the. US Navy joining us from Washington is Jeff Shogo. He's a Pentagon reporter for task and purpose which is military and veteran focused digital media company. You can link to his reporting at our website on Point Radio Dot Org Jeff. Welcome to on Point Hargeisa. Asha pleasure to be here and listeners. As we talk with Jeff and other guests this the rest of this hour we want. Hear what you think about this case whether Donald Trump should have intervened in this war crimes case involving a navy seal zeal whether having done so as his critics argue undermines military justice and perhaps gives a green light to a US troops who think they can behave badly and and be pardoned for Jeff in terms of just the basics this whole situation largely revolves around a navy seal named Edward Gallagher. Can you tell us what he was accused of. Convicted of acquitted of. It's a long story. He was accused of killing wounded isis fighter in Mosul in two thousand seventeen. I mean he was also accused of shooting at civilians An old man and young girl and going back to killing the alleged. Excuse me calling the ISIS fighter. He was accused of off posing for a picture with the corpse. Ultimately he was acquitted of murder and acquitted of shooting at the Iraqi civilians. He was convicted of posing housing with the picture and sense to be demoted. One rank but the president on November fifteenth ordered that he be restored to the rank and pay grade chief petty the officer one thing to keep in mind chief cowger has not been pardoned that conviction for posing with the With the corpse still stands then then we found out last week the navy was going to try to take away his seal. Trident the Trident is the insignia. The seals where it is the symbol of being in that elite community taking it away amounts to a public excommunication and on Sunday Chief Gal appeared on Fox News talking about this and what the defense secretary told reporters just this morning was that on Sunday the president told him that gallagher would keep his trident after all speaking of Fox is last month Fox and friends co host. Pete Hegseth sat down with a group of former us. Special operators including Edward Gallagher in an episode of Fox Nations Modern Warriors Hegseth asked Gallagher to respond to criticisms of navy culture. And here's part of Gallagher's answer. We do not have a problem. There are people in the community that are mistakes are made. That's it's been going on since the beginning of the military we take care of our own. Those mistakes are made. There shouldn't be knee-jerk reactions to you know either firing wieners or get rid of individuals in the military which may taking care of our own. Jeff Shaw goal in some ways. That seems to summarize what trump's perspective on this seems to be. He seems is to think that Edward Gallagher was caught up in the unpleasantness of war. The horror of war but maybe not intended to commit crimes and and they believe in mercy and second chances how would you summarize. Trump's position about Edward Gallagher in his actions when talking about trump's position it's impossible not to Say how how important Pete Hegseth has been to this process. He is says the Fox the Fox. Yes there's not only is he fox news personality. He is an informal presidential adviser and he has spoken numerous times with President trump about this. In fact on November Fourth Hegseth said he had spoken to the president who had told him he was going to Issue Clemency for Gallagher to other service members from the president's public comments. It sounds as though his philosophy on how you win. Wars wars fits in here that you win. Wars by killing as many of the enemy is possible. Something that's almost Sherman esque so With Pete Hegseth arguing that gallagher got a raw deal from the Military justice system the president's Sprang to action. He lent his personal attorney Ernie to Represent Chief Gallagher. He also ordered that Gallagher be released from pretrial confinement and when gallagher was acquitted for murder. The president tweeted glad. I could help and in the past few months. Trump has either said or tweeted. I'll read some of them. Says we teach them meaning our troops had to be great fighters and then when they fight sometimes they really get treated very unfairly he also said we train our boys to be killing machines then prosecute them when they kill so his position seems to be. Let's let's keep that in perspective we we need to take a brief break but hang on with us and we actually have Edward Gallagher's lawyer with us on the show. We're going to hear his perspective as well. Jeff show goes a Pentagon reporter for task and purpose military veteran focused digital media company. We're talking about the war. Crimes Case Involving Navy Seal Edward Gallagher in Donald Trump's intervention that which ultimately led to the termination of Navy Navy secretary. This weekend I'm Sasha for this point to stay with us I know we'd all love the holidays to be this happy stress-free joyful time but let's be real that is not always the case. NPR's Life Kit is answering your holiday questions and helping you. Navigate family dynamics all season season-long new episodes every Tuesday and Thursday. Listen and subscribe to Live Kit all guides this is on point. I'M SASHA PFEIFFER we're taking look at the war crimes case of Navy Seal Edward Gallagher and how that ultimately led to the firing this weekend of Navy Secretary Richard Spencer listeners. Please join this conversation. Asian and in particular military veterans or members of the military. What is your take on this upheaval at the top of the military what should affair disciplinary process? Look like for for members of the military. If you're in the military you disagree with something that a commanding officer tells you is your only choice to resign. Can you ever justify disobey find find us on twitter and facebook at on point radio. I'm with Jeff. Shogo a Pentagon reporter for task and purpose and military focused media company. Also joining us now from Washington is Timothy Parliamentary. He's an attorney for chief. Petty Officer Edward Gallagher. The navy seal at the center of this and Timothy Tori is a former naval officer himself timothy. Welcome to on point point. Thank you for having me. Can you talk to us about. There's been a lot of activity over the weekend as you know. This ultimately led to the resignation yesterday. Take the Navy secretary as you see it has this case played out the way it should in adjusted fairway. I the result. What is but the manner in which we've taken to get here Is is circuitous best. I mean this is the case right from the beginning was was just hopelessly infected by misconduct by the investigators misconduct by the prosecutors misconduct by the Naval Special Warfare Command and and while we were at each stage we had to fight hard to get the jury to see through all that to get the correct verdict Than Oh fighting to try and Get Him to keep his rank And then this final fight with the with the try to impede and In the the end the result is correct. But I can't say it was because the system work the way that it was supposed to laud lot of flaws we sitting the trident pen to sort of the signature insignia for seals and there was a move to try to take that away from Edward Gallagher. Donald Trump has said that Edward Gallagher will keep it and I do want to note. You're correct. This was a trial that rebel. That was very problematic and there was a military judge actually removed lead prosecutor because they felt like there was wrongdoing and how that trial was being conducted. But I want to Timothy Polidori. Focus on something you have said many times. which is that when you are in the military you do not disobey that if you cannot accept the the guidance of the commander in chief then you just need to leave that you don't rebel your resigned? Do you believe that truly the only option it is a lawful order. Yes yeah you can if it's a lawful awful order that has been publicly promulgated like that then you do have that obligation. Yeah you can discuss it. Ah with the with the commander in chief ahead of time or with whoever's issue in the order ahead of time but once you're commander makes decisions says this is what you're GonNa do you you execute it or you resigned disobey if it's an unlawful order unlawful orders entirely different scenario if you you know if your commanding officer tells you to go execute prisoners then you have an obligation to disobey the order Yeah that's the. That's the legacy of Nuremberg it. I was just following. Orders is not pets but if it's a lawful order executed. I want to play you a piece of sound from former. US Navy secretary. This is Ray Mavis. He served from two thousand nine to two thousand seventeen and the bomb administration he told. MSNBC last week that President Trump's pardons of in these cases of not just Edward Gallagher allegory. But to other officers were quote bad. Any way you look at it. Here's Ramos the message this sends to people is. You're not going to be held accountable. You can do whatever you want to you. There are no consequences for really bad axe and as I said it completely dishonors those Americans who have fought and many of them who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan without feeling the need to to do these these horrendous breaches of of of Law Timothy As Attorney for Edward Gallagher the navy seal. How do you feel about that quote by Mavis? I look this is a politician and he is obviously taking this This situation you didn't try to put a political spin on it and that's unfortunately one of the byproducts of of the politicization of this case obviously not having the president's involvement has been very helpful to us he was able to We were able to get out of prison and how he was able to participate suspended defense but the downside of the president's involvement is for a lot of people that's all on one side of the political the other it made it so that The facts were no longer relevant. And so they were more worried about the politics and And because Donald Trump supported at a gallagher therefore he must've yeah murdered women and children and therefore you should be in jail for the rest of his life and all these other crazy things That just because of their their hatred of the president. Now the problem with Secretary May Statement there is that it fails to take into account. What actually happened here? There are many many cases of so-called war crimes and there are several individuals who are currently serving life credit life sentences in Fort Leavenworth for that President trump did not make wholesale pardon of all of these cases instead he took very targeted action against very individualized cases cases So in the case of Michael Stain which hasn't gone to trial yet but it is a case that also so hopelessly infected with if with prosecutorial misconduct facing murder charges for a similar correct. And and that case because of the severe misconduct the prosecutors. The amount of time that's passed the quality of the evidence. You know what the President ended up doing. Their effect was despair. The the country from -pecially another high profile and highly embarrassing acquittal. Y- Timothy Proletarian the case. If you're trying Edward Gallagher. This is a case where members of his own platoon told commanders and investigators that they saw him shoot civilians and murderer wounded captive and in terms of posing with a corpse. Edward Gallagher never even denied that I I think for the people who are upset by trump's intervention they feel that there's a difference between giving a soldier the benefit of the doubt and then just excusing unacceptable illegal app ax six. We actually got a comment on our website. They don't WanNa read a woman a man. I think who writes I never in a million years would have thought I would see this in my lifetime. The president is literally elevating a war criminal over the chief of the US Navy. This is beyond the Pale. Someone stopped this man before it is too late. The wrong man resigned. Do you feel like this is a case where atrocities were forgiven. That should not have been well and this is exactly what I was talking about. Where that comment or is focusing more on yeah their hatred of the president than the actual facts in this case and even even your question you talk about how A couple of members of his not the whole platoon claimed aimed things that weren't true. They claim that he shot at civilians. Nobody who is actually in the same building with them ever saw him shoot at civilians. The people who claim this where people who are different buildings who initially thought that these people were shot by Isis. Not by Eddie Gallagher and those charges were so laughable that the jury actually asked the prosecutors afterwards. Why did you even include those because you make the whole thing look weak by comparison and because those charges were just so Baseless you know the as to stopping this isis prisoner. Yeah one guy in the and said he stabbed and killed him and yet you have another one who said he stabbed him but there was no blood. You have another person who said Yeah. He stabbed them but not in. The neck was in his inside of another person. WHO said I was there the whole time? He'd never stabbed them at all. And there's no stab wounds on the body if photographs of the body where if you stab somebody in the neck and kill them. This could be a whole lot of blood and none of the bloods there. There was no blood found on his knife. There's pictures of Eddie Gallagher. Right after. There's no blood on his arms. I mean I don't want to relitigate the case the jury saw through this but t to the bigger cluster to the bigger question whether this undermines military justice do you think it has that effect absolutely not big. I think that the the miss reporting of this is what has a potential undermine military justice. The idea that Eddie Gallagher is getting off with no punishment is a farce Eddie. Gallagher's children were dragged out of their house at gun point in their underwear and held at gunpoint on the side of the street and he gallagher was dragged out of TBI clinic on nine eleven thrown into jail surrounded by sex offenders where he had to stay for seven months he was then put into into a hospital and put on restriction that I had access to To real food that I had access to phone or computer to be able to participate in his defense offense He's lost A lot of money from his pay his rank was taken away from them and even though it was eventually restored The idea that he didn't suffer any punishment is is completely false. Timothy pilot error is tell me tell let me somebody who spends that much time in jail surrounded by sex offenders to where their kids have to wear robes to come visit them so that they don't arouse the other inmates and that person it hasn't suffered any punishment. I'M GONNA put that question to our next guest. And thanks to you Timothy Parlow Tori for coming on the show Timothy Proletariat is the attorney for Edward Gallagher who is the navy seal at the center of this war war crimes case. Thank you for coming on and I want to bring in Bradley Strasser. He's a professor of philosophy at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey California he teaches the ethics of warfare or fair to navy seals and other special forces cases Bradley Strasser. Welcome to the show under this is a case you have followed closely. We just heard Edward Gallagher's lawyer essentially say that it's Edward Gallagher. Who is is the victim? I'm GonNa let you feel better. What what's your reaction to what we heard from Edward Gallagher's lawyer Sasha Not Surprising that is Gallagher's lawyer. That is his job. I suppose as an attorney but it is disappointing Frankly kind of breathtaking to here in the same breath Mr pro-tory say that He believes the other people that politicize these cases in response to their quote unquote hatred of trump where it was the president himself who inserted himself into these cases while they were going on? publicly tweeting about them constantly weighing in as the commander in chief weighing in on an ongoing UCLA. J. Trial That's unprecedented and Frankly it's very damaging to our ideal of the military profession being a self-regulating autonomous profession. Tennis in terms of history in terms of the history of presidents interceding and military justice cases like this there certainly are examples of it all the way from Abraham Lincoln who President Obama. So how do you. Why do you think this one or do you think this one is different than past examples? People's I do. I think it significantly different in it. I should stress again. It's not just gallagher. The accident was taken last week was about gallagher was also regarding our major goals team. You mentioned attend as well as a first lieutenant. Lorraine's and look each one of these cases have their own piece of controversy in them they're complicated In some ways but remember that the profession of arms is one that hold itself to account under its own system of governance with the Uniform Code of military justice and so off. Three of these men were put on trial or we're going to be put went on trial in the case of Goldstein by other military members by their commanders by the people that served with them and they were going to be tried in jury in something both the two cases with the rain send gallagher where tried by jury of other military members For the president to come to intervene in that and affect the cases actually as they went on is frankly. It's a slap in the face to the honorable audible service of all of those service members who do not only serve and fight and war honorably and fight for the right way which is what we train our our military members to do. We do not train to them to be how did Donald Trump put it some kind of bloodthirsty killing machines or something like that some nonsense instead. They trained and proudly serve honorably. And they they have their own system accountability to hold themselves to account win. That is breached practice. Hold that thought because we have a number of callers. You WanNa win. Let's go to Cheryl calling from wrentham Massachusetts -Chusetts Cheryl welcome to on point in your thoughts about all of this high just a couple of comments as the mother of the navy officer. I can tell you. I am outraged by President Trump. Interfering in military justice this is pure political. Move by trump. He imagined that the enlisted off. The enlisted did Personnel are part of his base. And he will do anything to try and appeal to part of his base just like when he's tweeting about Hispanic judges it's an absolute atrocity for him to interfere military law. I also find it. Despicable to see chief Petty Officer Gallagher who was an active duty member on Fox News trying to undermine the rule of law in military command. It's just unprecedented to me to have someone undermining the officer in the navy sitting as an active duty member. It's it's atrocious Cheryl. Thank you for your call. Let's go to Fran who's calling from West Hartford Connecticut friend. Welcome to on point your thoughts about the navy seal warcrimes case of Edward Gallagher. Thank thank you. I'm sick of the knee jerk. Reaction About anybody that disagrees with trump is just a trumpeter. And that's it that being said I will tell. Democrats took relax about one thing. The fact is that the president being commander-in-chief has the right to pardon Somebody if he he wants to that says right. That's the law. So if we get over that my question is a veteran is this and I think it's very debatable about the presidency this judgment as far as it's not clear to me that I guess he has the right to say the guy can say in the navy if he wants to but whatever your opinions are on it the right that really surprises me is that he can say this guy who has never served can tell the Navy maybe that this guy has to remain as a CEO in an elite position when everything that is about that is not just the the draw the killing and all that but it's the honor and the the the ethics that you are required to meet the moral ethics. That's were the debate that part of it. And so you you know you're clearly saying as commander-in-chief trump is of course he has the right department. Do you feel like this was the right thing to do. Interceding seating in this case on transport. I don't look at it that way. Because whether he was right or not doesn't matter he has the right to so yes he he has the right to Fran. Thanks for your call. Let's go to Joe Calling from Melbourne Florida Joe. Welcome to on point your thoughts about this naval seal warcrimes case. Thanks for taking the call. I decided to call when I heard the attorney for Mr Gallagher Speak to a political response has nothing to do with. That is a marine. We're all trained to honor the Geneva Convention and and on around the battlefield. What troubles me? Most is the precedent that at this is set by Mr Trump. I completely agree with connotation I completely agree with mitigating circumstances. Outright murder can't be condoned the idea that if you I'm a first lieutenant and someone in my command comes with a complaint. I now have to worry that my promotional opportunities but be curtailed or enhanced. Bye Bye me letting something go forward because now. I know that the precedent has been set if my son commits murder on the battlefield. I now can claim well well. President Trump Excused imparting this person. This has been a slap to the face to every honorable person. Who's wanting and absolutely disgusted? And so you believe you believe this. Make other people in the military less likely to come forward and report what they think we're violations. There's ten percents of excuse me scumbags in every the organization and what this president has done is allowed people that think the way. He does that at the way he does now. He's basically spread that disease the armed forces and I'm so proud of Mr Spencer speaking Admiral Green for speeding up. Joe Thank you. Thank you for call. We have to go to brief break. Bradley Straw Sir of Naval Postgraduate School Monterey stay with US also Jeff Schobul of tasking purpose military focus media companies. Stay with us. I'm Sasha favor this is on point this is on point. I'm Sasha Joshua Pfeiffer we're looking at due process for Navy officers accused of war crimes in the highly publicized case of Naval CEO Edward Gallagher. His case led to the termination over the weekend of the. US Secretary of the Navy listeners joined the conversation. What message does this disputes into US troops? How America's partners abroad interpret this? Follow us on twitter and find us on facebook at on point radio. I'm speaking with Jeff Showgirl. He's a Pentagon reporter for task and purpose and military focused digital media company and Bradley Strasser. A professor of philosophy awesome via the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey and Jeff. You didn't get a chance to talk less break so I want to go to you. Because we listened to Edward Gallagher's lawyer Timothy Polidori basically saying this was a flawed trial. The evidence was not clear. I'm wondering if you if you believe that was true. was such a problematic trial. But that's getting lost. In this larger controversy it can be politely politely described as a a massive failure The the lead prosecutor was removed a month before trial after it I believe he personally sent sent out. SPYWARE TO ATTORNEYS and Navy Times editor Carl Prime without obtaining a warrant then their key witness for the prosecution acution testified on the stand that he killed the Isis fighter. Not Eddie Gallagher. And when I spoke with Mister Predatory later. He said it would have been better. Had the navy. Investigators asked this gentleman how the Isis fighter died. So it was yes. In fact back shortly after Gallagher was acquitted. The navy launched an entire review of the Judge Advocate General Corps and Naval Criminal Investigative Gate of service to find what the problems are because this is not the only case the navy has lost. They tried bringing charges against the commander of one of the ships involved in a collision and once again they the case fell apart largely because the navy's top admiral kept making statements that that the defense we're claiming we're instructions to the jury to convict this commander. So the the entire Navy justice system as a whole is deeply flawed. God I want to play a piece of sound that speaks to that. This is from one of the other military members who's been involved in one of these cases Army First Lieutenant Clint Lawrence. He actually served six years in prison before. President trump. Pardon him last week. He had been sentenced to nineteen years for second degree murder for ordering his troops to open fire on three men and Afghanistan. Stand in two thousand twelve. Those three men were not armed. Clinton ranch the army first. Lieutenant gave an interview to Fox News where he said he got a call a phone call from president trump himself. President trump is somebody that see something that's wrong and fixes it and doesn't care who it who is it hurts. And that's that's what I learned when I was talking to him on the phone and he he said something along the lines of he's like this is going to make a lot of people. You know irritated at me. But I don't care and to to tell you the truth. I mean small towns across America all those people that I just told you I love and we all love. They love that. That's what they want in their commander in chief. That's what I wanted to manage if somebody that will see something that's broken and fix it and Jeff and Bradley like issued a weigh in on this because on one hand we have you seen Jeff we hear from this this person that yes there are there are cases says where there have been flaws and prosecution. How do we then integrate that? With the larger issue of whether Donald Trump interceding here undermines military justice makes people feel that. We're saying our military can get away with warcrimes Bradley Strasser. Can you feel that when I yeah absolutely so getting into the details of all the different cases here that president trump pardoned on I think is actually the mistaken. They can misses the bigger picture of course as some of the caller said before the break does he have the legal right as commander-in-chief to do this of course the question is should he and what kind of damage that does to the sacred trust to so the civil military relationship in this country and I think it does quite a bit of damage. I mean people have to really be thinking here about. What does this say to those honorable soldiers and sailors who are willing to speak up and and had the moral courage to Challenge and bring these cases to trial in the court. Marshals more broadly than that it really challenges the ideal again that the military is a profession of arms arms the we trust to hold themselves accountable according to their own legal system of the UCS. J I mean think about something Mr Polidori has been going around saying he says that Admiral Oh calling. Greens recent attempt to start a process to possibly remove gallagher's trident. That's the symbol device that seals where to signify their part of the community. He said this was designed to humiliate gallagher. Well that's nonsense vindictive at all rather what we have. Is You have commanders. Great commanders leaders like Admiral Green. WHO's trying to bring good order and discipline and accountability and ethics is to his units to his command? And this is what we trust our military leaders to do and instead you have president trump intervening interfering in that it. Frankly is It's it's just an incredibly dishonorable action against the trust that we put in our military to hold themselves accountable in this way think also how this impacts our allies and their relationship with us our allies who we go to were with fight alongside with our NATO partners and all allies across the world who have signed onto the Geneva Conventions and international mandatory in law. We trust one another and the international community to hold our military as to account and when war crimes in these things do happen in war that we will self regulate within the profession of arms. President trump is now cost all that into question and I can't imagine the kind of impact have relationships with our allies who we go to war with and not to mention the least of which the impact this will have in the psychology of all of our soldiers think give a think of a soldier on the ground and a very tough situation maybe in the horrors of war. Maybe they've had a friend WHO's died. Maybe they're flooded with understandable human emotions of anger revenge things things like that and they have to make a really difficult decision in war. Well thankfully we have. We have tremendous training and leadership which will hold them accountable and and make sure they make the right decision after seeing this maybe now they may think well I can do whatever I want because the president will come in and pardon me. It's the this is really disgraceful. Turn of events for our civil military relationship much much broader than the details and the specifics of the complexities of any one of the cases. Let's go to a caller from Atlanta. Georgia this is wes. West Point in your thoughts about the war crimes. Case of Edward Gallagher the navy seal. Hi I'm I served to ask what they call doc in the Marine Corps In Vietnam Dr One of the things I'm an EMT in the field in combat and one of the things I observed was our military was Respectful of human life while dealing with the issues in combat. I fear very much that now. A combination of Fox News and the president will completely destroy destroy that context and we will now enter into a situation in which all you have to do is go on Fox News. No no matter what crime you've committed and you're GONNA get pardoned. That's absurd and extremely dangerous to our democracy and most importantly to our military west. Thank you for that call. I WANNA take another caller from Georgia. This one from Savannah and this is Omar Omar. Welcome to on point your thoughts about this war crime situation Lisa. How This this is I'll try and be concise. This is just a another example of a trump crashing through the guardrail of our our military and constitutionality. He's constantly saying that he loves the military. Well he started started out his campaign saying he knew more than all the generals disparage confidently a gold star. He ridiculed McCain even after he died and is referred to Mattis as the most overrated general in history and. Oh he's he's just A megalomaniac that is signed to control all aspects of government where past past presidents have respected the guardrail so to speak. And that's my Omar. Thank you for that and Jeff Showgirl task and purpose. I something you want to put to you which is in the letter yesterday yesterday. That the former Navy Secretary Richard Spencer wrote acknowledging that he had been fired. He wrote this in part he said the rule of law is what sets us apart from our adversaries. Good order. Indiscipline is what has enabled our victory against foreign tyranny. Time and again. Unfortunately it has become apparent that in this respect I no longer share the same understanding with commander-in-chief who appointed me and regards to the key principle of good order and discipline. I cannot in good conscience obey an order that I believe violates the secret oath I took. I'm interested in that. Because because we heard Edward Gallagher's lawyer Timothy Tori talk about lawful versus unlawful orders. If this is a lawful order that trump has made but some people still consider it morally reprehensible do they truly have no choice in the military to be fired or resign. There's nothing they can do from within well before I answer that I'd like to say I'm not quite sure how to take secretary. Spencer's remarks ARCS. Because SECTOR ASPIRIN The Washington Post reported that Secretary Spencer had told President Trump that even though gallagher would go through this process process he would still keep his trident. So I'm still not quite sure how he wasn't able to comply with that. But when I've talked to senior commanders commanders. They've said that often that they can't resign because if their troops can't resign they can't so many times commanders. Commanders and senior positions will keep going even though they they feel the president no longer listen to them but officers are taught that if they are given a lawful order that they do not feel they can execute. They should resign and In this case that's what the secretary is is citing and it also sounds a lot like what former defense secretary James Mattis wrote in his resignation. Letter that he felt he could no longer serve the president. Let's go to a caller from Tampa Florida. This is Tom Tom. Welcome to on point and your thoughts as you listened to all of this sure. Thanks for taking taking my call For Seventeen and a half years I was in the army Retired as a major My son is Chief Warrant Officer Place Helicopters to the army now A couple of quick comments first of all. I'm astounded at all these people that are calling in on calls in saying that they were in the military and that they're appalled and all this Kinda China stuff that the commander in chief of the military as leader civilian Leader Civilian leadership of the military has done this. This is not the case at all. This guy was acquitted He was you know I heard a guy. Call him a murderer earlier on your show That he acquitted a murderer he. He was acquitted of all of those crimes. The crime was found guilty of was posing with a dead insurgent or terrorist Taking a picture with him. And I'm GonNa GonNa tell you that and it doesn't make it right. I'm just saying that that this happens all the time the problem I have with it is this is that we are now placing our our young soldiers in harm's way and requiring them to think like lawyers before they pull the trigger before they're in a situation where they realize they've got to make some decisions and that's not what they're there for their war fighters they were there to basically clean the battlefield gleaned that shaft of all of all of the negative stuff that's happening all the stuff that's coming their direction. Their job is to put that down. I am astounded. That someone would say that Yeah when you get out of the military going Fox News and the president of the United States is GonNa is GonNa come to your rescue. This is not the case. This isn't what happened here again. What I saw the reason I got out the reason I tried to keep my son from going in and he just wouldn't do it Wouldn't listen to me. Is that at this point. It appears as though most of the hierarchy of our military are becoming too to political it. It is one of these things where people are second guessing. What happens in the field all the time and and I can tell you I served with with other countries in environments where they still trust the guy on the ground? The people don't trust from our country or the the leadership. Tommy made a lot of points. Let me put this to Bradley Strasser who teaches the ethics of warfare Bradley Strasser. Could you respond to that. Yeah absolutely Sasha so well-respected well-respected callers Service I just have to strongly disagree. We are not trying to raise a bunch of warfighters where it's supposed to go out there and just clear the field rather we raise up honorable just where fighters and that's the proud moral and ethical tradition of the US military. And I think that trying to act if these are Eliezer somehow restricting time hands soldiers is is really again dishonoring the service service of the ninety nine point nine percent of men women who do serve honorably in this case look I. He mentioned convicted of murder. In fact one of the pardon cases it was the case Lieutenant Lieutenant Lorraine says Casey was convicted by trial of his peers. Other military members of them are and then the gallagher case the desecration of a Corpus. A big deal. It's a violation of international humanitarian law. And it is a war crime but look again. It's getting away from the real issue here. Think back to this. Most recent news about Admiral Green saying he wanted to start the process to look at possibly removing Edward Gallagher's tried and then this is the seals regulating themselves. And this isn't new. By the way a hundred and fifty four tried and seven pulled two thousand eleven. The idea is pretty simple. And it goes to the core of the trust between the civil authority in the military relationship. And that's that we trust the military to be a self regulating profession in other words. Let seals decide who gets to be a seal but president trump didn't allow that and wanted to intervene even on that most basic act of a commander whether that's the pardons with US actions about the Trident and so forth. This is exactly. I think why we see people like Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer. I should say former now resigning in protest. Let's get in one more caller. This is nick from Oklahoma City Oklahoma. Nick welcome to on point your thoughts. Hi thanks for taking my call I wanted to say that You know chief. Gallagher was not acting as chief when he's taking a picture with dead body not acting as a seal that time humble silent services what Cheese need to act in and he was not doing that he can have. It pulled it anytime. He doesn't uphold The actual tried any and smearing the names and the profession of all special operators. Nick thank you for that. I think your line is breaking up but I think thank you got your final point and thank you for that Dutt Jeff. SHOGO would finish for us. I'm wondering is there going to be continuing. Fallout or do we just move on the Navy secretary resigns or is fired. A new secretary comes in what what are the lasting consequences. Possibly every time. I think the story is over. It finds a way to continue. I thought it would be over today. But secretary expert brief briefed reporters and said that Yes the president had in fact ordered him to Make sure that she cowger kept his pin. So I fully expect that there will be continued fallout in ramifications of this. I have no idea what comes next. perhaps Some of the service members who received clemency will ask that the awards will be restored. And then there's a new fight over that and by the way we heard a caller earlier saying this was a political move by Donald Trump and some people have speculated that he thought it would enhance his standing with the military did that or divert attention away from the pavement inquiry. Any thoughts on the motivation for him to do this beyond. Perhaps tatum motivation. which is let's give? Let's give our officers a second chance. I'll let your listeners decide for themselves on his motivation but it is true. President trump trump is Does have a lot of respect. Among the junior enlisted in the military. He is very popular. That's Jeff Shogo. He's a Pentagon reporter for task and purpose. which is military and veteran focused digital media company and Bradley Strasser a professor of Philosophy at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey California he he teaches the ethics of warfare to Navy Seals and other special forces soldiers? He's also an author of of At least two blocks Bradley very very much for coming on the show and Jeff Shogo to you too to thank you listeners. You can continue to comment and find more information about Jeff's reporting and more information at our website on point radio DOT ORG. Thank you very much for staying with us. This hour also follow us on twitter and facebook at on point radio. I'm Sasha Pfeiffer this is on point.
January 21, 2020: Senate resumes impeachment trial of President Trump
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The size of the crowd was twenty two thousand people with six thousand thousand people on Capitol Square a grassroots gun rights group called the Virginia Citizens Defense League led the rally. They strongly oppose gun. Control legislation passed by Virginia's Democratic Lead state legislature those laws include a limit to one handgun purchase per month a universal background background check requirement on gun sales and a rule allowing localities to ban guns and some public areas a proposal for a red flag law which allows authorities to temporarily take guns away from anyone deemed dangerous to themselves or others being considered while the laws could be challenged used in Virginia courts. Similar proposals in other states have not been struck down as violating the second amendment. ooh The Senate impeachment trial of President Trump resumes today. USA Today Politics Reporter Savannah Bourbon. Men tells us what to expect. Here's Savannah the Senate convenes at one PM today where they will debate and vote on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's organizing I think resolution for President Donald Trump impeachment trial in the senate. The trial resumes senators debating on how the rules for how the trial will be conducted but and potentially the star of opening arguments from house managers and White House lawyers the democratic impeachment managers and the President's lawyers would be given twenty hours each to present their cases under these just rules each side's presentations take place over two working days in the Senate meaning. That presentations could go late into the night following the presentation. Senators are allowed to question in both sides for a period of sixteen hours the House of Representatives Impeach President Trump on December eighteenth on two charges abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The president's legal team said in a brief filed Monday but the two articles of impeachment quote do not identify any impeachable offense votes on calling witnesses or or documents will not be allowed until after the question phase of the trial. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has said quote. It's clear senator. McConnell is hell bent on making it much more difficult to get witnesses and documents and is intent on rushing the trial through it. Simple majority of fifty one senators is required to pass a motion to call witnesses or documents admits there are currently forty seven Democratic senators which means four Republicans would have to join all democrats in voting for witnesses. Democrats have expressed wanting to hear from former national security adviser. John Bolton Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney Senior Adviser Mulvaney Robert Blair an office of Management and budget associate director Michael Duffy. There's no mention of motion to dismiss the impeachment articles into organizing resolution something that the president and his allies on Capitol Hill. I'll have pushed for. But trump's impeachment trial will likely start with a fierce debate between Democrats and Republicans. Today is the deadline for or states to opt into Federal Refugee Resettlement programs for twenty twenty so far at least forty two states have opted into the program earlier earlier this month. Texas became the first state to bar refugees by opting out of the program. Texas governor Greg. Abbott said. His state has big big resource strains from dealing with a quote broken federal Immigration System Unquote the state's largest cities refugee advocates and Evangelical Christians. Christians all pressured Abbott to remain in the program. Texas has historically resettled more refugees than any other state but they seen a sharp decline in the number of refugees. Refugees resettled since two thousand sixteen in two thousand sixteen. Roughly seven thousand eight hundred refugees resettled in the state according to Church World Service. US that number dropped by roughly three thousand people. The following year in Twenty Nineteen Texas settled two thousand four hundred fifty eight refugees. The head of a Chinese government expert team has said that human to human transmission has been confirmed an outbreak of a new corona virus. The development raises the possibility that it could spread more quickly and widely respiratory expert song. Nonchalance said to people in Guangdong Giang province in southern China caught the virus from family members. Some medical workers have also tested positive for the virus in Geneva the World Health Organization announced it would mean an emergency committee meeting on Wednesday to determine whether the outbreak wards being declared a global health crisis. 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President Trump Visits U.K. Amid Pomp and Protest
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Here's acting White House chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, on NBC's, meet the press on President Trump's decision to Levy tariffs on Mexican imports fully expect these, these tariff to go into at least the five percent level on June tenth. The president is deadly serious about fixing the situation at the southern border. This is not the move which was announced last week is intended to put pressure on Mexico to reduce the flow of migrants to the US border in response Mexico's government said it would send a trade delegation to the US early this week to discuss immigration issues. And the prospect of more tariffs is worrying investors, particularly, those investing in emerging markets are reporter IRA use. Abeche view. He has more the asset class really started the year off promisingly, because investors were pretty sure that the US and China were on the way to resolving this dispute. And you had the Federal Reserve, which was signaling that they were unlikely to raise interest rates. Great environment for investing in emerging markets and fewer prepared for this kind of escalation, which is why you see this kinda really quick reversal. There are two types of emerging market investors there. The dedicated investors who will always be an emerging markets. And there are investors who will stay in emerging markets of global growth prospects, look good. But will be quick to exit once those prospects start getting cloudy and the, the trade wars are really making people doubtful that global growth will be as good as people thought maybe six months or a year ago. And President Trump announced on Twitter that Kevin Hassett the chairman of his council of economic advisers would be leaving his post, although the president didn't give a reason for his departure. Mr. Hassett told us in an interview that the move had quote been in the works for a good long time. He added that it was common for people to leave the post after around two years. President Trump said a successor would be named shortly. The position is largely seen as the chief economist of the White House duties include liaising with Federal Reserve officials and briefing, the president on economic data before it's released to the public. Now, our main story this morning. President Trump's three day state visit to the UK. The trip is time to Mark the seventy fifth anniversary of the d day embarkation of World War Two as well as to affirm the quote, special relationship between the US and the UK, but it comes at an awkward time with Prime Minister Theresa may said to leave office shortly after failing to get a Brexit deal past max Colchester is in London. So max talked me a little bit about the timing of this. Visit. This comes at quite an interesting time for British politics because Prime Minister Theresa may is on her way out. She's due to quit. Well, at least announce a resignation on Friday and the process is on the way to find replacements and the moment. The country's in a state of flux Brexit is still hasn't happened three years after the Brits voted to leave the EU. They're still in it and the UK which was supposed to be turning more towards the US trading partner as it sort of turns its back on the, the EU is innocent of no-man's-land between signing a deal with the EU all signing a deal with the US no one knows quite how it's going to pan out. So why is President Trump visiting now then what is he hoping to accomplish? Well, the president's visit of is state visit so he's coming to see the Queen and that offers the opportunity of some great photographs for him, and his family and the UK laying on a lot of pomp and ceremony. We're going to see gun salutes. We're gonna see inspections of the Household Cavalry will get us. See a state banquet. So there's going to be a lot of great photo ops for the president. He's also, hey, if d day commemoration seventy fifth anniversary of that of that event. And so, in the end, I think the president wants to reaffirm, the US is attachment to the UK and its willingness to do a trade deal with the UK. He's already made some. Let's say interesting comments regarding British politics. He landed this morning, talk to me a little bit, what he had to say there and also what he said in the past about potential successors Theresa May or as Johnson Nigel fraud. There's a list was actually hasn't even disembarked from the plane, and he was already assaulting some members of the British political class. He sent a tweet condemning the mayor of London's the Khan, and he's already Wade into the conservative party leadership election, saying that he backs or likes Boris Johnson. And he is a great friend of Michael Faraj, who is a Brexit cheerleader, and has done a lot to try and disrupt, British politics. Wchs. So he hasn't been afraid to, to break protocol way into the British political debate, but it shouldn't be forgotten. This is not the first time that a US president has done this. When President Obama came to the UK, head of that two thousand sixteen referendum Brexit referendum vote. He said, the UK will be the back of the line for any trade deal with the US President Trump has reversed that he's actually saying the UK's at the front of the line for any trade deal with the US however as I was saying, whether the UK is in a position to actually science such a trade deal remains very much up in the air there were a trade deal between the US and the UK. What would be in it? I'm not so very good question because it's extremely no one really knows at this point because if the UK breaks away from the EU fully it can then set its own tariffs on goods. And so they can do a very, very comprehensive trade deal. You know, importing US food importing other other products from America? But if it doesn't, if it stays in a customs union with the EU then at that point. I think we're looking at much more much smaller deal Webuye, it's mainly on services. It's negotiated state-by-state case, and it won't be as comprehensive as what Mr. Trump is talking about it sounds like most of those issues won't be figured out on this trip. No, I, I think this trip is very much about the, the Buckingham Palace leg of the trip. It's very much about meeting. The Queen is very much about meeting Prince Charles and Camilla and it's very much. It's about fostering goodwill between the two countries at this, particularly difficult time for the UK you can find our full coverage of the president's visit at WS J dot com. Capital. One knows life doesn't alert you about your credit card. That's why they've created Iino the Capital One assistant that catches things that might lef- wrong with your credit card, you know catches over tipping, duplicate, charges, or potential fraud. And then sends an alert sheer phone and helps you fix it. It's another way capital. One is watching after your money when we're not Capital One. What's in your wallet? See Capital, One dot com for details. On to markets. Asian markets were slightly lower this morning following steep falls in the US on Friday. But one thing that's cheering investors a paper published by the Chinese government over the weekend. It signals that the country might be willing to take a more conciliatory tone when it comes to trade negotiations from Hong Kong. Quentin Webb has more choice over the weekend released sort of government white paper, laying out some of the position on trade tensions. And I guess there's something for everyone in this, because on the one hand the optimists point to a certain kind of moderation in the tone. So we have had some quite vicinity comments in the Chinese press and elsewhere, recently, where the tension seems to be amping up a bit. And this actually does all of detail spent in this paper sort of toki, Matt, how the US and China can work together in a spirit of mutual cooperation, and everyone can benefit, so. It does look a bit more conciliatory. But I should say as well as being something for the optimist here. There's something for the pessimist too, which is that they very clearly reiterate these three conditions that they say have to be met for. That's be any trade deal one is that the US has to walk back all the tariffs they've imposed in the last year. Or so, the second is that the US has to be realistic about how much more China combine intensive extra goods on the third is that any agreement between the two sides needs to be balanced. And now the Scud, here's what to look forward to later today. Apple will host its worldwide developer conference this week starting at one pm eastern today. It's one of four annual events hosted by apple, and this one focuses primarily on new software for developers from San Francisco trip Mickle has more on what we can expect become a big area of emphasis for apple as they try to differentiate, what they offer consumers from what peers in the technology world offers such as Facebook and Google. They're, they're going to tail the ability to track users in kids apps were also into spitting some changes in terms of what advertisers are able to use developers are able to use in terms of what's called an advertising identifier. That allows them to learn and formation about how you interact with apps that, that could see some changes, as well. And Google is getting ready for a legal fight. We reported on Friday that the Justice department is preparing to launch a fresh. Antitrust probe into the company from Paris Sam Schechner has more meat rivals accuse them of a few different buckets of alleged misconduct. You know, it's used the powerful search engine in order to favorites own products over. There's Google for its part, says. Hey, listen, that's not our goal. Our goal is to reduce what we call friction for users, we want them to get the best answer as quickly as possible in effect means we provide at straight on Google and don't direct them to third party site. So much the better there's been. I guess some people in the antitrust community would say a little bit of a changing tide in terms of competition enforcement in the US, Google has been in the crosshairs of anti-trust authorities around the world. Particularly the EU for the better part of a decade, the difference now appears to be both perhaps changing political winds. President Trump has not shown himself to be a big fan of big tech. At the same time on the left, Elizabeth Warren has called for the break-up of big tech companies, including Google, plus pay attention to shares in Blackstone today. The company struck an eighteen point seven billion dollar deal to buy warehouses from the Singapore-based company. G L P. It's the largest private real estate transaction, ever, and big bet by Blackstone on the future of ecommerce. Finally, here's something to consider over your breakfast. This morning. Volkswagen's bestselling product isn't cars. It's cravers. I the company has been making the sausage for forty six years from a plant in Wolfsburg, Germany, listing the career versed in its parts catalog is one nine nine three nine eight five hundred a for much of the past decade, the sausages, which are typically served chopped up with ketchup curry powder, paprika, and a rural or fries have outsold VW branded cars, but a bit of bad news for you, although the sausages are available in eleven countries. Efforts by fans to get feed w to sell them in the US have failed. The company doesn't have a permit export pork products to America. There's definitely a German word for sausage disappointment here. That's what's news from the Wall Street Journal. Thanks for listening and have a great day.