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NICOLLE WALLACE STARTS RIGHT NOW. NOW.>>>HI, EVERYONE.>>>HI, EVERYONE. IT’S 4:00 IN NEW YORK. IT’S 4:00 IN NEW YORK. THERE ARE NO GRACEFUL EXITS FROM THERE ARE NO GRACEFUL EXITS FROM TRUMP WORLD. TRUMP WORLD. THIS ONE MAY TAKE THE CAKE FOR THIS ONE MAY TAKE THE CAKE FOR COMBINING THE THREE CENTRAL COMBINING THE THREE CENTRAL PILLARS OF A TRUMPIAN EXIT. PILLARS OF A TRUMPIAN EXIT. A PRESIDENTIAL LIE, A A PRESIDENTIAL LIE, A PRESIDENTIAL TWEET AND A PUBLIC PRESIDENTIAL TWEET AND A PUBLIC RELATIONS DEBACLE OF EPIC RELATIONS DEBACLE OF EPIC PROPORTIONS FOR DONALD TRUMP. PROPORTIONS FOR DONALD TRUMP. NEWS THAT HE’D INVITED THE NEWS THAT HE’D INVITED THE TERRORIST GROUP THAT SUPPORTED TERRORIST GROUP THAT SUPPORTED THE 9/11 TERRORISTS TO CAMP THE 9/11 TERRORISTS TO CAMP DAVID DURING THE WEEK OF THE DAVID DURING THE WEEK OF THE 9/11 ANNIVERSARY. 9/11 ANNIVERSARY. THE NEWS BREAKING TODAY THAT THE NEWS BREAKING TODAY THAT JOHN BOLTON, DONALD TRUMP’S JOHN BOLTON, DONALD TRUMP’S THIRD NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER, THIRD NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER, IS OUT. IS OUT. DONALD TRUMP CLAIMING THAT HE DONALD TRUMP CLAIMING THAT HE OUSTED BOLTON OVER POLICY OUSTED BOLTON OVER POLICY DISAGREEMENTS, WHILE BOLTON DISAGREEMENTS, WHILE BOLTON MAINTAINS THAT HE OFFERED TO MAINTAINS THAT HE OFFERED TO RESIGN LAST NIGHT AND TURNED IN RESIGN LAST NIGHT AND TURNED IN THAT RESIGNATION THIS MORNING. THAT RESIGNATION THIS MORNING. WHATEVER YOU THOUGHT OF BOLTON’S WHATEVER YOU THOUGHT OF BOLTON’S FOREIGN POLICY VIEWS, HE WAS FOREIGN POLICY VIEWS, HE WAS LARGELY SEEN AS A CHECK ON SOME LARGELY SEEN AS A CHECK ON SOME OF THE PRESIDENT’S MOST RECKLESS OF THE PRESIDENT’S MOST RECKLESS AND CHILDLIKE IMPULSES. AND CHILDLIKE IMPULSES. THINGS LIKE SUCKING UP TO KIM THINGS LIKE SUCKING UP TO KIM JONG-UN AND STAGING A SUMMIT JONG-UN AND STAGING A SUMMIT WITH THE TALIBAN AT CAMP DAVID. WITH THE TALIBAN AT CAMP DAVID. HIS ABRUPT RESIGNATION CAME AS A HIS ABRUPT RESIGNATION CAME AS A SURPRISE TO THE WEST WEEK. SURPRISE TO THE WEST WEEK. “THE NEW YORK TIMES” REPORTING, “THE NEW YORK TIMES” REPORTING, “THE NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER’S “THE NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER’S DISMISSAL CAME SO ABRUPTLY THAT DISMISSAL CAME SO ABRUPTLY THAT IT WAS ANNOUNCED BARELY LYLY AN IT WAS ANNOUNCED BARELY LYLY AN AFTER THE WHITE HOUSE SCHEDULED AFTER THE WHITE HOUSE SCHEDULED A BRIEFING FOR 1:30 WHERE MR. A BRIEFING FOR 1:30 WHERE MR. BOLTON WAS SUPPOSED TO APPEAR BOLTON WAS SUPPOSED TO APPEAR ALONGSIDE MIKE POMPEO AND ALONGSIDE MIKE POMPEO AND TREASURY SECRETARY MNUCHIN. TREASURY SECRETARY MNUCHIN. MR. BOLTON IS REPORTED TO HAVE MR. BOLTON IS REPORTED TO HAVE NOW LEFT THE WHITE HOUSE.” NOW LEFT THE WHITE HOUSE.” TRUMP FIRED OFF A TWEET TRUMP FIRED OFF A TWEET INDICATING THERE WERE INDICATING THERE WERE DISAGREEMENTS ABOUT POLICY. DISAGREEMENTS ABOUT POLICY. WE’VE LEARNED ONE OF THOSE WAS WE’VE LEARNED ONE OF THOSE WAS THE KUMBAYA WITH THE TALIBAN THE KUMBAYA WITH THE TALIBAN WHICH BOLTON REPORTEDLY WHICH BOLTON REPORTEDLY DESCRIBED AS, “GETTING IN BED DESCRIBED AS, “GETTING IN BED WITH KILLERS IN AMERICAN BLOOD.” WITH KILLERS IN AMERICAN BLOOD.” HE CANCELED THE TRIP INTO THE HE CANCELED THE TRIP INTO THE DMZ INTO NORTH KOREA, TRUMP IS DMZ INTO NORTH KOREA, TRUMP IS ACCOMPANIED BY E VUNK KA,AUNK IV ACCOMPANIED BY E VUNK KA,AUNK IV IN MATTIS’ CASE, IT WAS A IN MATTIS’ CASE, IT WAS A DISAGREEMENT ABOUT SYRIA POLICY. DISAGREEMENT ABOUT SYRIA POLICY. TRUMP HAS SEEN THE DEPARTURE OF TRUMP HAS SEEN THE DEPARTURE OF HIS DNI DAN COATS AFTER HIS DNI DAN COATS AFTER DISAGREEMENTS ABOUT NORTH KOREA DISAGREEMENTS ABOUT NORTH KOREA AND RUSSIA AMONG OTHER FOREIGN AND RUSSIA AMONG OTHER FOREIGN POLICY FLASHPOINTS. POLICY FLASHPOINTS. MATTI MATTI MATTIS AND COATS PLUS FORMER MATTIS AND COATS PLUS FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE REX SECRETARY OF STATE REX TILLERSON, HOMELAND SECURITY TILLERSON, HOMELAND SECURITY CHIEF KIRSTJEN NIELSEN, H.R. CHIEF KIRSTJEN NIELSEN, H.R. McMASTER, AND NOW BOLTON ROUND McMASTER, AND NOW BOLTON ROUND OUT A GROWING LIST OF TOP OUT A GROWING LIST OF TOP SECURITY OFFICIALS OUSTED OVER SECURITY OFFICIALS OUSTED OVER CLASHES WITH THE PRESIDENT. CLASHES WITH THE PRESIDENT. THE BREAKING NEWS IS WHERE WE THE BREAKING NEWS IS WHERE WE START TODAY WITH SOME OF OUR START TODAY WITH SOME OF OUR FAVORITE REPORTERS AND FRIENDS. FAVORITE REPORTERS AND FRIENDS. WITH US FROM THE “WASHINGTON WITH US FROM THE “WASHINGTON POST,” WHITE HOUSE REPORTER POST,” WHITE HOUSE REPORTER ASHLEY PARKER. ASHLEY PARKER. AND NATIONAL POLITICAL REPORTER AND NATIONAL POLITICAL REPORTER ROBERT COSTA. ROBERT COSTA. NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT CAROL NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT CAROL LEE. LEE. PLUS FORMER ASSISTANT DIRECTOR PLUS FORMER ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR COUNTERINTELLIGENCE AT THE FOR COUNTERINTELLIGENCE AT THE FBI, FRANK FIGLIUZZI. FBI, FRANK FIGLIUZZI. ON SET, FORMER DEPUTY WHITE ON SET, FORMER DEPUTY WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF FOR HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA, JIM MESSINA. PRESIDENT OBAMA, JIM MESSINA. ROBERT COSTA, I’M GOING TO START ROBERT COSTA, I’M GOING TO START WITH YOU BECAUSE IT HAS FELT WITH YOU BECAUSE IT HAS FELT LIKE TAFFY WATCHING A LITTLE BIT LIKE TAFFY WATCHING A LITTLE BIT OF PULL AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF OF PULL AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF THIS WHITE HOUSE AND THIS THIS WHITE HOUSE AND THIS CABINET OVER THIS MEETING WITH CABINET OVER THIS MEETING WITH THE TALIBAN. THE TALIBAN. TAKE ME INSIDE WHAT AT DIFFERENT TAKE ME INSIDE WHAT AT DIFFERENT TIMES THIS WEEK HAS SEEMED LIKE TIMES THIS WEEK HAS SEEMED LIKE MAYBE PENCE ALIGNING HIMSELF MAYBE PENCE ALIGNING HIMSELF WITH BOLT.ON WHO SOUNDS LIKE HE WITH BOLT.ON WHO SOUNDS LIKE HE WAS AGHAST BASED ON THAT QUOTE WAS AGHAST BASED ON THAT QUOTE ABOUT WHAT THE TALIBAN LEADERS ABOUT WHAT THE TALIBAN LEADERS WOULD REPRESENT AT CAMP DAVID. WOULD REPRESENT AT CAMP DAVID. TERRORIST SWATHED IN AMERICAN TERRORIST SWATHED IN AMERICAN BLOOD. BLOOD. NO SURPRISE THAT AFTER A BIG NO SURPRISE THAT AFTER A BIG PUBLIC RELATIONS MESS THE PERSON PUBLIC RELATIONS MESS THE PERSON WHO DISAGREED WITH DONALD TRUMP WHO DISAGREED WITH DONALD TRUMP PUBLICLY IS OUT. PUBLICLY IS OUT.>>AND YOU ALSO HAVE SOMEONE WHO>>AND YOU ALSO HAVE SOMEONE WHO NEVER REALLY BUILT A RAPPORT NEVER REALLY BUILT A RAPPORT WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP ON A WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP ON A PERSONAL LEVEL AND HAD REAL PERSONAL LEVEL AND HAD REAL POLICY DISAGREEMENTS. POLICY DISAGREEMENTS. I’VE BEEN IN TOUCH WITH I’VE BEEN IN TOUCH WITH AMBASSADOR BOLTON ALL DAY AND AMBASSADOR BOLTON ALL DAY AND WITH HIS ALLIES AND PICTURE WITH HIS ALLIES AND PICTURE PAINTED BY HIM AND PEOPLE IN HIS PAINTED BY HIM AND PEOPLE IN HIS INNER CIRCLE, IT REACHED A INNER CIRCLE, IT REACHED A BREAKING POINT, CULMINATION OF BREAKING POINT, CULMINATION OF FRUSTRATIONS WITH THE FRUSTRATIONS WITH THE PRESIDENT’S POSITION NOT ONLY ON PRESIDENT’S POSITION NOT ONLY ON AFGHANISTAN BUT ON NORTH KOREA, AFGHANISTAN BUT ON NORTH KOREA, HIS APPROACH TO FOREIGN POLICY HIS APPROACH TO FOREIGN POLICY IN GENERAL AND THE TALIBAN IN GENERAL AND THE TALIBAN MEETING, THE PROPOSAL TO COME AT MEETING, THE PROPOSAL TO COME AT CAMP DAVID, IT REALLY BROKE WITH CAMP DAVID, IT REALLY BROKE WITH THE MAINSTREAM HAWKISH VIEW OF THE MAINSTREAM HAWKISH VIEW OF AMBASSADOR BOLTON. AMBASSADOR BOLTON. IN A CONVERSATION MONDAY IN THE IN A CONVERSATION MONDAY IN THE OVAL OFFICE, IT CAME TO A HEAD OVAL OFFICE, IT CAME TO A HEAD AND HE OFFERED HIS RESIGNATION AND HE OFFERED HIS RESIGNATION AND THE PRESIDENT DIDN’T REALLY AND THE PRESIDENT DIDN’T REALLY SAY I WANT YOU TO SAY, TO THE SAY I WANT YOU TO SAY, TO THE AMBASSADOR SPENT MONDAY NIGHT AMBASSADOR SPENT MONDAY NIGHT THINKING IT THROUGH AND THINKING IT THROUGH AND ULTIMATELY SUBMITTED HIS ULTIMATELY SUBMITTED HIS RESIGNATION ON TUESDAY. RESIGNATION ON TUESDAY.>>FRANK FIGLIUZZI, I HAD A>>FRANK FIGLIUZZI, I HAD A CONVERSATION WITH A FORMER CONVERSATION WITH A FORMER INTELLIGENCE OFFICIAL WHO SAID INTELLIGENCE OFFICIAL WHO SAID ONLY DONALD TRUMP COULD MAKE YOU ONLY DONALD TRUMP COULD MAKE YOU MISS JOHN BOLTON’S PRESENCE. MISS JOHN BOLTON’S PRESENCE. TALK ABOUT — THESE ARE POLICY TALK ABOUT — THESE ARE POLICY DISAGREEMENTS IN THE CLASSIC DISAGREEMENTS IN THE CLASSIC SENSE THAT WE DESCRIBE POLICY SENSE THAT WE DESCRIBE POLICY DISAGREEMENTS AMONG A PRESIDENT DISAGREEMENTS AMONG A PRESIDENT AND HIS CABINET. AND HIS CABINET. THIS IS DONALD TRUMP WATCHING TV THIS IS DONALD TRUMP WATCHING TV SORT OF ARTICULATING THE URGE TO SORT OF ARTICULATING THE URGE TO BE CLOSER TO WRITE LOVE LETTERS BE CLOSER TO WRITE LOVE LETTERS TO KIM JONG-UN, A MURDEROUS TO KIM JONG-UN, A MURDEROUS DICTATOR. DICTATOR. THIS IS DONALD TRUMP WITH SUCH A THIS IS DONALD TRUMP WITH SUCH A CLUELESSNESS ABOUT THE ROLE, CLUELESSNESS ABOUT THE ROLE, PERHAPS, THAT THE TALIBAN PLAYED PERHAPS, THAT THE TALIBAN PLAYED THAT HE SAW NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT HE SAW NOTHING WRONG WITH HOSTING THEM AT CAMP DAVID TWO HOSTING THEM AT CAMP DAVID TWO DAYS BEFORE THE ANNIVERSARY OF DAYS BEFORE THE ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11. 9/11. JUST TALK ABOUT WHAT IT’S MATTIS JUST TALK ABOUT WHAT IT’S MATTIS LEAVING OVER SYRIA, BOLTON LEAVING OVER SYRIA, BOLTON LEAVING AFTER THE TALIBAN LEAVING AFTER THE TALIBAN DIVIDE, DNI COATS LEAVING AFTER DIVIDE, DNI COATS LEAVING AFTER DONALD TRUMP SUGGESTED ALL THE DONALD TRUMP SUGGESTED ALL THE INTEL CHIEFS GO BACK TO SCHOOL. INTEL CHIEFS GO BACK TO SCHOOL. WHAT MUST IT BE LIKE FOR, AGAIN, WHAT MUST IT BE LIKE FOR, AGAIN, WHEREVER THEY FALL ON THE WHEREVER THEY FALL ON THE IDEOLOGICAL SPECTRUM, IDEOLOGICAL SPECTRUM, PROFESSIONALS FOR SOMEONE TO PROFESSIONALS FOR SOMEONE TO WORK WITHFOR SOMEONE LIKE TRUMP? WORK WITHFOR SOMEONE LIKE TRUMP?>>BASED ON THE DEPARTURES WE’VE>>BASED ON THE DEPARTURES WE’VE SEEN AS YOU RATTLED OFF IN YOUR SEEN AS YOU RATTLED OFF IN YOUR INTRO, THIS DOES SEEM TO BE FAR INTRO, THIS DOES SEEM TO BE FAR LESS ABOUT PHILOSOPHY AND LESS ABOUT PHILOSOPHY AND GEOPOLITICAL STRATEGY AND FAR GEOPOLITICAL STRATEGY AND FAR MORE ABOUT THE PRESIDENT’S MORE ABOUT THE PRESIDENT’S UNWILLINGNESS TO ACCEPT THE UNWILLINGNESS TO ACCEPT THE TRUTH AND HARD, RAW, INTEL AND TRUTH AND HARD, RAW, INTEL AND DATA. DATA. IT SEEMS LIKE THOSE WHO ARE IN IT SEEMS LIKE THOSE WHO ARE IN THE KNOW, THOSE WHO PRESENT HIM THE KNOW, THOSE WHO PRESENT HIM WITH INTELLIGENCE, PUTIN’S WITH INTELLIGENCE, PUTIN’S POISONING PEOPLE, NORTH KOREA IS POISONING PEOPLE, NORTH KOREA IS ADVANCING ITS NUCLEAR PROGRAM, ADVANCING ITS NUCLEAR PROGRAM, THE CROWN PRINCE OF SAUDI ARABIA THE CROWN PRINCE OF SAUDI ARABIA WAS DIRECTLY INVOLVED IN THE WAS DIRECTLY INVOLVED IN THE MURDER OF A JOURNALIST. MURDER OF A JOURNALIST. THOSE PEOPLE CAN’T LAST IN AN THOSE PEOPLE CAN’T LAST IN AN ADMINISTRATION WHERE THE TRUTH ADMINISTRATION WHERE THE TRUTH RUNS COUNTER TO THE NARRATIVE RUNS COUNTER TO THE NARRATIVE THE PRESIDENT IS TRYING TO SPIN. THE PRESIDENT IS TRYING TO SPIN. HE SIMPLY DOESN’T WANT TO HEAR HE SIMPLY DOESN’T WANT TO HEAR IT. IT. SO AGREE/DISAGREE WITH BOLTON, SO AGREE/DISAGREE WITH BOLTON, HAWK/ HAWK/ HAWK/DOVE, THAT’S REALLY NOT HAWK/DOVE, THAT’S REALLY NOT WHAT APPEARS TO BE AT THE HEART WHAT APPEARS TO BE AT THE HEART OF THIS. OF THIS. AND MY CONCERN LOOKING AT THIS AND MY CONCERN LOOKING AT THIS GEOPOLITICALLY IS WE ARE NOT GEOPOLITICALLY IS WE ARE NOT PROJECTING STRENGTH, STABILITY, PROJECTING STRENGTH, STABILITY, TO OUR ALLIES, TO OUR TO OUR ALLIES, TO OUR ADVERSARIES AND INSTEAD WE’RE ADVERSARIES AND INSTEAD WE’RE PROJECTING CHAOS AND PROJECTING CHAOS AND UNCERTAINTY. UNCERTAINTY. THAT MAKES US LESS OF A LEADER THAT MAKES US LESS OF A LEADER IN THIS WORLD AND FAR MORE IN THIS WORLD AND FAR MORE VULNERABLE TO OUR ADVERSARIES. VULNERABLE TO OUR ADVERSARIES.>>CAROL LEE, YOU’VE GOT SOME>>CAROL LEE, YOU’VE GOT SOME REPORTING THAT SORT OF PUTS US REPORTING THAT SORT OF PUTS US BACK INTO DONALD TRUMP, THE BACK INTO DONALD TRUMP, THE REALITY STAR, HE WAS TALKING TO REALITY STAR, HE WAS TALKING TO THE SEASON 2 NATIONAL SECURITY THE SEASON 2 NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER ABOUT REPLACING THE ADVISER ABOUT REPLACING THE SEASON 3 NATIONAL SECURITY SEASON 3 NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER. ADVISER. OF COURSE, THE SEASON 1 NATIONAL OF COURSE, THE SEASON 1 NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER WAS IN COURT SECURITY ADVISER WAS IN COURT TODAY LEARNING THAT HIS CRIMINAL TODAY LEARNING THAT HIS CRIMINAL SENTENCING WOULD BE LATER IN SENTENCING WOULD BE LATER IN DECEMBER. DECEMBER. TALK ABOUT WHAT YOU’RE REPORTING TALK ABOUT WHAT YOU’RE REPORTING EXCLUSIVELY ABOUT DONALD TRUMP’S EXCLUSIVELY ABOUT DONALD TRUMP’S LIFELINE TO THE MAN HE FIRED TO LIFELINE TO THE MAN HE FIRED TO INSTALL BOLTON. INSTALL BOLTON.>>SURE.>>SURE. WHAT WE LEARNED, NICOLLE, IS WHAT WE LEARNED, NICOLLE, IS THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP STARTED THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP STARTED REACHING OUT TO HIS FORMER REACHING OUT TO HIS FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER H.R. NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER H.R. McMASTER LAST FALL ABOUT SIX McMASTER LAST FALL ABOUT SIX MONTHS AFTER BOLTON HAD COME MONTHS AFTER BOLTON HAD COME INTO THE WHITE HOUSE, BY THE INTO THE WHITE HOUSE, BY THE WAY, CAME INTO THE WHITE HOUSE WAY, CAME INTO THE WHITE HOUSE WITH MUCH FANFARE, THERE WAS A WITH MUCH FANFARE, THERE WAS A LOT OF EXCITEMENT. LOT OF EXCITEMENT. EVERYONE CALLED HIM TRUMP’S NEW EVERYONE CALLED HIM TRUMP’S NEW IT BOY, HIS NEW FAVORITE. IT BOY, HIS NEW FAVORITE. McMASTER WAS UNCEREMONIOUSLY McMASTER WAS UNCEREMONIOUSLY FIRED AS WELL, ANNOUNCED ON FIRED AS WELL, ANNOUNCED ON TWITTER, CAUGHT OFF GUARD. TWITTER, CAUGHT OFF GUARD. WE LEARNED THAT AS TRUMP SOURED WE LEARNED THAT AS TRUMP SOURED ON BOLTON, QUESTIONED WHETHER OR ON BOLTON, QUESTIONED WHETHER OR NOT HE SHOULD HAVE CONFIDENCE IN NOT HE SHOULD HAVE CONFIDENCE IN HIM, HE’S CALLED McMASTER FROM HIM, HE’S CALLED McMASTER FROM TIME TO TIME, TOLD HIM HE MISSES TIME TO TIME, TOLD HIM HE MISSES HIM, HE’S TOLD PEOPLE AROUND HIM HIM, HE’S TOLD PEOPLE AROUND HIM THAT HE MISSES McMASTER AND HE’S THAT HE MISSES McMASTER AND HE’S ASKED AT TIMES FOR, YOU KNOW, ASKED AT TIMES FOR, YOU KNOW, POLICY — LIKE, ADVICE, YOU POLICY — LIKE, ADVICE, YOU KNOW, WHO SHOULD I NAME AS MY KNOW, WHO SHOULD I NAME AS MY NEXT DEFENSE SECRETARY. NEXT DEFENSE SECRETARY. ONE SOURCE TOLD US WAS ONE SOURCE TOLD US WAS PARTICULARLY ABOUT IRAN, WHICH PARTICULARLY ABOUT IRAN, WHICH YOU KNOW IS BOLTON’S MAIN ISSUE. YOU KNOW IS BOLTON’S MAIN ISSUE. IT WAS SORT OF PRESTAGED WHAT WE IT WAS SORT OF PRESTAGED WHAT WE SEE HERE WHICH IS THAT BOLTON IS SEE HERE WHICH IS THAT BOLTON IS NOW OUT, BUT IT’S ALSO TYPICAL NOW OUT, BUT IT’S ALSO TYPICAL OF A PRESIDENT WHO TENDS TO SOUR OF A PRESIDENT WHO TENDS TO SOUR ON SOMEBODY AND THEN GO AND ON SOMEBODY AND THEN GO AND REACH OUT TO THEM AFTERWARDS REACH OUT TO THEM AFTERWARDS WHEN HE’S SOURING ON THEIR WHEN HE’S SOURING ON THEIR REPLACEMENT. REPLACEMENT. REMEMBER, WE SAW THIS WITH HIS REMEMBER, WE SAW THIS WITH HIS FORMER CHIEF OF STAFF, REINCE FORMER CHIEF OF STAFF, REINCE PRIEBUS THEN, YOU KNOW, JOHN PRIEBUS THEN, YOU KNOW, JOHN KELLY STARTED TELLING HIM THINGS KELLY STARTED TELLING HIM THINGS HE NEEDED TO DO THAT HE DIDN’T HE NEEDED TO DO THAT HE DIDN’T WANT TO DO SO HE CALLED REINCE WANT TO DO SO HE CALLED REINCE PRIEBUS. PRIEBUS. IT’S KIND OF A FAMILIAR PATTERN IT’S KIND OF A FAMILIAR PATTERN BUT ONE THAT CERTAINLY WAS BUT ONE THAT CERTAINLY WAS UNEXPECTED. UNEXPECTED.>>CAROL, YOU’VE ALSO GOT SOME>>CAROL, YOU’VE ALSO GOT SOME REPORTING AND THERE’S SORT OF REPORTING AND THERE’S SORT OF SOMETHING IN THE WATER ABOUT THE SOMETHING IN THE WATER ABOUT THE COVERAGE OF THE SCUTTLED MEETING COVERAGE OF THE SCUTTLED MEETING WITH THE TALIBAN, WHAT DONALD WITH THE TALIBAN, WHAT DONALD TRUMP EXPECTED WAS FOR EVERYONE TRUMP EXPECTED WAS FOR EVERYONE TO FALL IN LINE, THAT THE VICE TO FALL IN LINE, THAT THE VICE PRESIDENT WHEN HE PUT OUT THAT PRESIDENT WHEN HE PUT OUT THAT TWEET SAYING, I NEVER DISAGREED TWEET SAYING, I NEVER DISAGREED WITH DONALD TRUMP, WAS WHAT HE WITH DONALD TRUMP, WAS WHAT HE EXPECTED FROM EVERYBODY. EXPECTED FROM EVERYBODY. HE DIDN’T GET THAT FROM JOHN HE DIDN’T GET THAT FROM JOHN BOLTON. BOLTON.>>THAT’S RIGHT.>>THAT’S RIGHT. AND, YOU KNOW, AND HE HASN’T AND AND, YOU KNOW, AND HE HASN’T AND HE WOULDN’T. HE WOULDN’T. THAT’S JUST NOT HOW JOHN BOLTON THAT’S JUST NOT HOW JOHN BOLTON OPERATES, BUT, YOU KNOW, IF YOU OPERATES, BUT, YOU KNOW, IF YOU TAKE ALL THE CULMINATION OF TAKE ALL THE CULMINATION OF TENSIONS, OF POLICY DIFFERENCES TENSIONS, OF POLICY DIFFERENCES THAT OVER THE LAST HOWEVER MANY THAT OVER THE LAST HOWEVER MANY MONTHS IT’S BEEN SINCE BOLTON MONTHS IT’S BEEN SINCE BOLTON CAME IN, I THINK ’17, YOU KNOW, CAME IN, I THINK ’17, YOU KNOW, THAT — IF YOU TAKE THAT AND THAT — IF YOU TAKE THAT AND THEN WHAT HAPPENED OVER THE THEN WHAT HAPPENED OVER THE WEEKEND WHERE, YOU KNOW, THERE WEEKEND WHERE, YOU KNOW, THERE WAS REPORTING INCLUDING BY US AT WAS REPORTING INCLUDING BY US AT NBC ABOUT PENCE AGREEING WITH NBC ABOUT PENCE AGREEING WITH BOLTON AND EXPRESSING CONCERNS BOLTON AND EXPRESSING CONCERNS ABOUT THIS TALIBAN MEETING, ABOUT THIS TALIBAN MEETING, PENCE IS SOMEBODY WHO LIKES TO PENCE IS SOMEBODY WHO LIKES TO GIVE HIS COUNSEL TO THE GIVE HIS COUNSEL TO THE PRESIDENT AND KEEP THAT VERY PRESIDENT AND KEEP THAT VERY PRIVATE. PRIVATE. THERE WERE FRUSTRATIONS THAT THERE WERE FRUSTRATIONS THAT FUELED FRUSTRATIONS AND TENSIONS FUELED FRUSTRATIONS AND TENSIONS BETWEEN BOLTON’S TEAM AND BETWEEN BOLTON’S TEAM AND PENCE’S TEAM. PENCE’S TEAM. AND THE PRESIDENT WAS IRRITATED AND THE PRESIDENT WAS IRRITATED THAT, YOU KNOW, PENCE WENT OUT THAT, YOU KNOW, PENCE WENT OUT AND SAID, I DIDN’T — I AGREE AND SAID, I DIDN’T — I AGREE WITH THE PRESIDENT, I FULLY WITH THE PRESIDENT, I FULLY SUPPORT THIS, AND BOLTON SUPPORT THIS, AND BOLTON WOULDN’T DO THAT. WOULDN’T DO THAT. YOU KNOW — YOU KNOW –>>PENCE DIDN’T AGREE –>>PENCE DIDN’T AGREE — DIDN’T — WHAT IS PENCE’S — DIDN’T — WHAT IS PENCE’S — WHAT IS THE OFFICIAL POSITION OF WHAT IS THE OFFICIAL POSITION OF MIKE PENCE ON MEETING WITH THE MIKE PENCE ON MEETING WITH THE TERRORISTS AT CAMP DAVID? TERRORISTS AT CAMP DAVID?>>WELL, WHAT WE WERE TOLD IS>>WELL, WHAT WE WERE TOLD IS THAT MIKE PENCE EXPRESSED THAT MIKE PENCE EXPRESSED CONCERNS ABOUT THAT MEETING, CONCERNS ABOUT THAT MEETING, WHICH, YOU KNOW, IF YOU WANT TO WHICH, YOU KNOW, IF YOU WANT TO DISSECT THAT, THAT WOULD SUGGEST DISSECT THAT, THAT WOULD SUGGEST THAT HE’S CERTAINLY NOT FOR A THAT HE’S CERTAINLY NOT FOR A MEETING WITH THE TALIBAN AT CAMP MEETING WITH THE TALIBAN AT CAMP DAVID, BUT I THINK THE DAVID, BUT I THINK THE DIFFERENCE IS, YOU KNOW, JOHN DIFFERENCE IS, YOU KNOW, JOHN BOLTON HAS DONE THIS ON A NUMBER BOLTON HAS DONE THIS ON A NUMBER OF ISSUES, PENCE WILL GET OF ISSUES, PENCE WILL GET ONBOARD. ONBOARD. JOHN BOLTON WILL JUST STICK TO JOHN BOLTON WILL JUST STICK TO HIS GUNS AND TRY TO SCUTTLE A HIS GUNS AND TRY TO SCUTTLE A POLICY. POLICY. AND THAT’S WHERE THE AND THAT’S WHERE THE FRUSTRATIONS MOUNTED BOTH BY THE FRUSTRATIONS MOUNTED BOTH BY THE PRESIDENT AND OTHER PEOPLE PRESIDENT AND OTHER PEOPLE AROUND HIM WITH JOHN BOLTON. AROUND HIM WITH JOHN BOLTON.>>ASHLEY PARKER, I WAS FOR IT>>ASHLEY PARKER, I WAS FOR IT BEFORE I WAS AGAINST IT, I KNOW BEFORE I WAS AGAINST IT, I KNOW HOW THAT MOVIE ENDS. HOW THAT MOVIE ENDS. TAKE ME INSIDE WHAT IS REALLY TAKE ME INSIDE WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON IN TERMS OF THE GOING ON IN TERMS OF THE PRESIDENT CASTING ABOUT — I’M PRESIDENT CASTING ABOUT — I’M TOLD HE’S BORED, THAT HE DOESN’T TOLD HE’S BORED, THAT HE DOESN’T ENJOY THE COMPANY OF ANY OF THE, ENJOY THE COMPANY OF ANY OF THE, I THINK THEY’RE MOSTLY MEN OTHER I THINK THEY’RE MOSTLY MEN OTHER THAN KELLYANNE CONWAY WHO THAN KELLYANNE CONWAY WHO ADVISED HIM AT THE HIGHEST ADVISED HIM AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS. LEVELS. MICK MULVANEY, IT’S MY MICK MULVANEY, IT’S MY UNDERSTANDING, HAS HIS OWN UNDERSTANDING, HAS HIS OWN NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER, SOOTH NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER, SOOTH THAN ADVISING TRUMP ON NATIONAL THAN ADVISING TRUMP ON NATIONAL SECURITY WHICH THEY DIDN’T AGREE SECURITY WHICH THEY DIDN’T AGREE ON, IT’S NOT CLEAR WHAT HOLE IS ON, IT’S NOT CLEAR WHAT HOLE IS LEFT OPEN BY TODAY’S DEPARTURE. LEFT OPEN BY TODAY’S DEPARTURE. WHAT’S THE SEARCH LOOK LIKE FOR WHAT’S THE SEARCH LOOK LIKE FOR THE NEXT, THE FOURTH, JOHN THE NEXT, THE FOURTH, JOHN BOLTON? BOLTON?>>THAT’S A GREAT QUESTION.>>THAT’S A GREAT QUESTION. TO GO INSIDE A LITTLE, THE TO GO INSIDE A LITTLE, THE PRESIDENT JUST IN GENERAL, THIS PRESIDENT JUST IN GENERAL, THIS IS PUTTING ASIDE THE NEWS, OUR IS PUTTING ASIDE THE NEWS, OUR UNDERSTANDING IS HE’S BEEN VERY UNDERSTANDING IS HE’S BEEN VERY FRUSTRATED, VERY UNHAPPY WITH FRUSTRATED, VERY UNHAPPY WITH THE WAY THE PAST COUPLE OF THE WAY THE PAST COUPLE OF MONTHS, FRANKLY, HAVE SHAPED UP. MONTHS, FRANKLY, HAVE SHAPED UP. THERE HAVE BEEN A LOT OF THERE HAVE BEEN A LOT OF DEPARTURES FOR A NUMBER OF DEPARTURES FOR A NUMBER OF REASONS OF PEOPLE QUITE CLOSE TO REASONS OF PEOPLE QUITE CLOSE TO HIM, PEOPLE WHO UNDERSTOOD HIM, HIM, PEOPLE WHO UNDERSTOOD HIM, KNEW HOW TO MANAGE HIS MOODS AND KNEW HOW TO MANAGE HIS MOODS AND HIS WHIMS TO THE EXTENT THAT HIS WHIMS TO THE EXTENT THAT THEY CAN BE MANAGED AND HE IS, THEY CAN BE MANAGED AND HE IS, AGAIN, HE IS A BIT FRUSTRATED. AGAIN, HE IS A BIT FRUSTRATED. A BIT UNHAPPY. A BIT UNHAPPY. HE’S TAKING IT OUT ON HIS HE’S TAKING IT OUT ON HIS REMAINING STAFF. REMAINING STAFF. I JUST WANT TO GO BACK TO BOLTON I JUST WANT TO GO BACK TO BOLTON IN PARTICULAR, QUICKLY, AND MAKE IN PARTICULAR, QUICKLY, AND MAKE ONE POINT, EVERYONE POINTED OUT ONE POINT, EVERYONE POINTED OUT CORRECTLY THAT THERE WERE REALLY CORRECTLY THAT THERE WERE REALLY FUNDAMENTAL DISAGREEMENTS FUNDAMENTAL DISAGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE TWO MEN. BETWEEN THE TWO MEN. THE PRESIDENT DOESN’T HAVE THAT THE PRESIDENT DOESN’T HAVE THAT MUCH WHEN IT COMES TO A CORE MUCH WHEN IT COMES TO A CORE IDEOLOGY IDEOLOGY IDEOLOGY, BUT ONE OF THOSE CORES IDEOLOGY, BUT ONE OF THOSE CORES IS BEING GENERALLY IS BEING GENERALLY NONINTERVENTIONALIST AND THAT’S NONINTERVENTIONALIST AND THAT’S THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF WHO JOHN THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF WHO JOHN BOLTON IS AND HAS BEEN FOR BOLTON IS AND HAS BEEN FOR DECADES, BUT PEOPLE SAID THE DECADES, BUT PEOPLE SAID THE PRESIDENT DOESN’T ACTUALLY MIND PRESIDENT DOESN’T ACTUALLY MIND DISAGREEMENTS. DISAGREEMENTS. HE ACTUALLY SORT OF LIKES HE ACTUALLY SORT OF LIKES GLADIATOR FIGHTS AMONG HIS GLADIATOR FIGHTS AMONG HIS AIDES. AIDES. THE REAL SIN WITH BOLTON WAS THE REAL SIN WITH BOLTON WAS ONCE THERE WAS A DISAGREEMENT, ONCE THERE WAS A DISAGREEMENT, UNLIKE PENCE, ONCE THE PRESIDENT UNLIKE PENCE, ONCE THE PRESIDENT MADE A DECISION, BOLTON DID NOT MADE A DECISION, BOLTON DID NOT GET ONBOARD. GET ONBOARD. HE STILL KEPT ON MAKING HIS HE STILL KEPT ON MAKING HIS HAWKISH POINTS PRIVATELY IN HAWKISH POINTS PRIVATELY IN MEETINGS THEN THERE WAS A MEETINGS THEN THERE WAS A SUSPICION WITHIN THE WHITE HOUSE SUSPICION WITHIN THE WHITE HOUSE THAT HE WAS LEAKING FLATTERING THAT HE WAS LEAKING FLATTERING STORIES TO HIMSELF IN THE PRESS. STORIES TO HIMSELF IN THE PRESS. WHEN HE LOST, HE WOULD LEAK WHAT WHEN HE LOST, HE WOULD LEAK WHAT HIS POSITION WAS AND HOW HE HIS POSITION WAS AND HOW HE TRIED TO STOP THE DECISION HE TRIED TO STOP THE DECISION HE DIDN’T AGREE WITH AND EVEN THERE DIDN’T AGREE WITH AND EVEN THERE WAS FRUSTRATION THAT WHEN HE WON WAS FRUSTRATION THAT WHEN HE WON AN INTERNAL FIGHT, INSTEAD OF AN INTERNAL FIGHT, INSTEAD OF GIVING THE PRESIDENT THE CREDIT, GIVING THE PRESIDENT THE CREDIT, HE WOULD LEAK THAT AS WELL. HE WOULD LEAK THAT AS WELL. THAT SEEMED TO BE THE DISCUSSION THAT SEEMED TO BE THE DISCUSSION IN THE WHITE HOUSE, THAT THAT IN THE WHITE HOUSE, THAT THAT WAS MORE THE SIN THAN THE ACTUAL WAS MORE THE SIN THAN THE ACTUAL CORE OF THE FOREIGN POLICY CORE OF THE FOREIGN POLICY DISAGREEMENTS ALTHOUGH, OF DISAGREEMENTS ALTHOUGH, OF COURSE, THAT DIDN’T HELP, COURSE, THAT DIDN’T HELP, EITHER. EITHER.>>THAT WOULD MAKE SENSE, JIM,>>THAT WOULD MAKE SENSE, JIM, BECAUSE ANYONE WHO WATCHES AS BECAUSE ANYONE WHO WATCHES AS MUCH FOX NEWS AS DONALD TRUMP MUCH FOX NEWS AS DONALD TRUMP DOES KNOWS EXACTLY WHERE JOHN DOES KNOWS EXACTLY WHERE JOHN BOLTON COMES DOWN ON LOVE BOLTON COMES DOWN ON LOVE LETTERS WITH KIM JONG-UN, ON LETTERS WITH KIM JONG-UN, ON FOOTSIE WITH PUTIN, ON IRAN. FOOTSIE WITH PUTIN, ON IRAN. I MEAN, HE HIRED SOMEONE WHO WAS I MEAN, HE HIRED SOMEONE WHO WAS ON A NETWORK HE WATCHES LIKE AN ON A NETWORK HE WATCHES LIKE AN ADDICT. ADDICT.>>YEAH.>>YEAH. IT’S CRAZY. IT’S CRAZY. SEASON 3 OF THE TRUMP SHOW IS SEASON 3 OF THE TRUMP SHOW IS THE CRAZIEST YEAR OF ALL. THE CRAZIEST YEAR OF ALL.>>IT SURE IS.>>IT SURE IS.>>IT REALLY IS NUTS.>>IT REALLY IS NUTS. ON THE SAME HOUR HE’S FIRING HIS ON THE SAME HOUR HE’S FIRING HIS THIRD NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER, THIRD NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER, HIS FIRST ONE IS IN FEDERAL HIS FIRST ONE IS IN FEDERAL COURT GETTING HIS — COURT GETTING HIS –>>YOU COULDN’T MAKE IT UP.>>YOU COULDN’T MAKE IT UP.>>YOU COULDN’T MAKE IT UP.>>YOU COULDN’T MAKE IT UP. THAT’S WHY THE PROGRAMMING IS SO THAT’S WHY THE PROGRAMMING IS SO EXCITING THIS YEAR, RIGHT? EXCITING THIS YEAR, RIGHT? IT REALLY IS — THE BAD PART IS IT REALLY IS — THE BAD PART IS THIS IS THE WORLD AFFAIRS THIS IS THE WORLD AFFAIRS CRUMBLING AROUND US, RIGHT? CRUMBLING AROUND US, RIGHT? AND THE OTHER PIECE OF BAD NEWS AND THE OTHER PIECE OF BAD NEWS IS, ON THIS FIGHT, JOHN BOLTON IS, ON THIS FIGHT, JOHN BOLTON WAS RIGHT. WAS RIGHT. LIKE, YOU KNOW, YOU AND I HAVE LIKE, YOU KNOW, YOU AND I HAVE SERVED IN THE WHITE HOUSE. SERVED IN THE WHITE HOUSE. THERE’S NO NORMAL PERSON WHO THERE’S NO NORMAL PERSON WHO THOUGHT THAT BRINGING THE THOUGHT THAT BRINGING THE TALIBAN ON THE WEEK OF 9/11 TO TALIBAN ON THE WEEK OF 9/11 TO CAMP DAVID, THE PLACE WHERE CAMP DAVID, THE PLACE WHERE CHURCHILL AND ROOSEVELT CHURCHILL AND ROOSEVELT NEGOTIATED WORLD WAR II, THE NEGOTIATED WORLD WAR II, THE PLACE WHERE CRUSHEV AND PLACE WHERE CRUSHEV AND EISENHOWER MET. EISENHOWER MET. BOLTON STOOD UP TO HIM AND TOLD BOLTON STOOD UP TO HIM AND TOLD HIM HIM HIM HE’S WRONG, 48 HOURS HE’S HIM HE’S WRONG, 48 HOURS HE’S GONE. GONE. IF YOU OPPOSE THIS PRESIDENT, IF YOU OPPOSE THIS PRESIDENT, TRY TO GIVE HIM RATIONAL ADVICE, TRY TO GIVE HIM RATIONAL ADVICE, I’M NO JOHN BOLT.ON APOLOGIST. I’M NO JOHN BOLT.ON APOLOGIST. I DISAGREE WITH HIM ON MOST I DISAGREE WITH HIM ON MOST ISSUES. ISSUES. THIS, HE’S RIGHT, WHAT DID HE THIS, HE’S RIGHT, WHAT DID HE GET FOR IT? GET FOR IT?>>GOT FIRED.>>GOT FIRED.>>GOT FIRED EMBARRASSINGLY AND>>GOT FIRED EMBARRASSINGLY AND THE PRESIDENT TRASHED HIM ON HIS THE PRESIDENT TRASHED HIM ON HIS WAY OUT. WAY OUT.>>ROBERT COSTA, IT IS SUCH A>>ROBERT COSTA, IT IS SUCH A GOOD AND WE ALL, MYSELF, GOOD AND WE ALL, MYSELF, INCLUDED, CHASE THE SHINY INCLUDED, CHASE THE SHINY OBJECTS OF THE DRAMA OF THE OBJECTS OF THE DRAMA OF THE MOMENT, BUT HE WAS RIGHT, AND I MOMENT, BUT HE WAS RIGHT, AND I HAVE TALKED TO A COUPLE FOLKS IN HAVE TALKED TO A COUPLE FOLKS IN AND CLOSE TO THIS NATIONAL AND CLOSE TO THIS NATIONAL SECURITY TEAM, I HAVEN’T FOUND SECURITY TEAM, I HAVEN’T FOUND ANY DEFENDERS OF THE CAMP DAVID ANY DEFENDERS OF THE CAMP DAVID SUMMIT WITH THE TALIBAN. SUMMIT WITH THE TALIBAN. WHAT’S GOING ON WITH MIKE WHAT’S GOING ON WITH MIKE POMPEO? POMPEO? I REMEMBER HIM WHEN HE WAS IN I REMEMBER HIM WHEN HE WAS IN CONGRESS, HE WAS ALMOST AN CONGRESS, HE WAS ALMOST AN IDEOLOGICAL DNA TWIN TO JOHN IDEOLOGICAL DNA TWIN TO JOHN BOLTON. BOLTON. WHAT’S CHANGED WITH — I MEAN, WHAT’S CHANGED WITH — I MEAN, WHAT’S GOING ON WITH MIKE WHAT’S GOING ON WITH MIKE POMPEO? POMPEO?>>HE’S WINNING THE INTERNAL>>HE’S WINNING THE INTERNAL BATTLE INSIDE OF THIS BATTLE INSIDE OF THIS ADMINISTRATION FOR POWER. ADMINISTRATION FOR POWER. AND THE MOVE TODAY, THE AND THE MOVE TODAY, THE RESIGNATION OF AMBASSADOR BOLTON RESIGNATION OF AMBASSADOR BOLTON IS WIDELY SEEN INSIDE THE WHITE IS WIDELY SEEN INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE AS AN ASSERTION OF HOUSE AS AN ASSERTION OF SECRETARY POMPEO, OF HIS GRIP ON SECRETARY POMPEO, OF HIS GRIP ON WHERE THIS ADMINISTRATION’S WHERE THIS ADMINISTRATION’S GOING ON FOREIGN POLICY. GOING ON FOREIGN POLICY. HE HAS A DEFENSE SECRETARY WHO’S HE HAS A DEFENSE SECRETARY WHO’S VERY NEW. VERY NEW. STILL GETTING AHOLD OF THE JOB. STILL GETTING AHOLD OF THE JOB. YOU HAVE A NATIONAL SECURITY YOU HAVE A NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER WHO’S NOW GONE AND A ADVISER WHO’S NOW GONE AND A STRONG PERSONALITY WHO’S OUT THE STRONG PERSONALITY WHO’S OUT THE DOOR. DOOR. AND YOU HAVE A SECRETARY OF AND YOU HAVE A SECRETARY OF STATE WHO HAS A REAL HAND, NOT STATE WHO HAS A REAL HAND, NOT ONLY IN DIPLOMACY BUT IN ONLY IN DIPLOMACY BUT IN MILITARY POLICY, GLOBAL MILITARY POLICY, GLOBAL STRATEGY, AND WHO HAS THIS STRATEGY, AND WHO HAS THIS RAPPORT GOING BACK TO HIS DAYS RAPPORT GOING BACK TO HIS DAYS AT CIA WHEN HE GAVE THE AT CIA WHEN HE GAVE THE PRESIDENT THE DAILY BRIEF. PRESIDENT THE DAILY BRIEF. AND SO EVERYONE INSIDE THIS AND SO EVERYONE INSIDE THIS WHITE HOUSE SAID, PAY ATTENTION WHITE HOUSE SAID, PAY ATTENTION TO THAT SMILE BY SECRETARY TO THAT SMILE BY SECRETARY POMPEO TODAY IN THE WHITE HOUSE POMPEO TODAY IN THE WHITE HOUSE BRIEFING ROOM. BRIEFING ROOM. THAT WAS A MAN WHO WAS IN THAT WAS A MAN WHO WAS IN CONTROL. CONTROL.>>FORMER CIA DIRECTOR JOHN>>FORMER CIA DIRECTOR JOHN BRENNAN NOW SENIOR NATIONAL BRENNAN NOW SENIOR NATIONAL SECURITY ANALYST FOR NBC NEWS, SECURITY ANALYST FOR NBC NEWS, JOINS US NOW BY PHONE. JOINS US NOW BY PHONE. DIRECTOR BRENNAN, I JUST WANT DIRECTOR BRENNAN, I JUST WANT YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT SPEAKER YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT SPEAKER PELOSI’S STATEMENT TODAY. PELOSI’S STATEMENT TODAY. SHE PUT OUT THIS COMMENT VEE JAI SHE PUT OUT THIS COMMENT VEE JAI TWEET. TWEET. “JOHN BOLTON’S SUDDEN DEPARTURE “JOHN BOLTON’S SUDDEN DEPARTURE IS THE SYMBOL OF THE DISARRAY IS THE SYMBOL OF THE DISARRAY THAT UNNERVED OUR ALLIES SINCE THAT UNNERVED OUR ALLIES SINCE DAY ONE OF THE TRUMP DAY ONE OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. ADMINISTRATION. KEY TO ENSURING AMERICA’S KEY TO ENSURING AMERICA’S NATIONAL SECURITY. NATIONAL SECURITY. ” I AM SURE THAT NANCY PELOSI ” I AM SURE THAT NANCY PELOSI AND JOHN BOLTON HAVE VAST AND JOHN BOLTON HAVE VAST CANYONS OF DISAGREEMENT ALONG CANYONS OF DISAGREEMENT ALONG THE LINES OF JIM MESSINA’S. THE LINES OF JIM MESSINA’S. EVEN NANCY PELOSI TODAY WARNING EVEN NANCY PELOSI TODAY WARNING OF DISARRAY, CHAOS, UNNERVED OF DISARRAY, CHAOS, UNNERVED ALLIES FROM HIS SUDDEN AND ALLIES FROM HIS SUDDEN AND ABRUPT DEPARTURE BY TWEET. ABRUPT DEPARTURE BY TWEET. DO YOU SHARE THOSE CONCERNS? DO YOU SHARE THOSE CONCERNS?>>WELL, ABSOLUTELY.>>WELL, ABSOLUTELY. I THINK OUR FOREIGN PARTNERS AS I THINK OUR FOREIGN PARTNERS AS WELL AS ADVERSARIES HAVE ALREADY WELL AS ADVERSARIES HAVE ALREADY DETECTED A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF DETECTED A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF DISARRAY AND CHAOS IN THE DISARRAY AND CHAOS IN THE NATIONAL SECURITY ESTABLISHMENT. NATIONAL SECURITY ESTABLISHMENT. THIS JUST IS ONE MORE EXAMPLE OF THIS JUST IS ONE MORE EXAMPLE OF JUST HOW SERIOUS THIS ISSUE IS. JUST HOW SERIOUS THIS ISSUE IS. AND SO, YOU KNOW, THERE ARE A AND SO, YOU KNOW, THERE ARE A NUMBER OF THINGS THAT, YOU KNOW, NUMBER OF THINGS THAT, YOU KNOW, I THINK ABOUT WHEN I SEE BOLTON I THINK ABOUT WHEN I SEE BOLTON BEING FIRED. BEING FIRED. ONE IS, NOT REALLY ALL THAT ONE IS, NOT REALLY ALL THAT SURPRISING. SURPRISING. THERE IS PHILOSOPHICAL AND THERE IS PHILOSOPHICAL AND IDEOLOGICAL DIFFERENCES BETWEEN IDEOLOGICAL DIFFERENCES BETWEEN TRUMP AND BOLTON. TRUMP AND BOLTON. BOLTON IS A HARDLINE BOLTON IS A HARDLINE INTERVENTIONIST. INTERVENTIONIST. HE’S NOT SOMEBODY WHO WANTED TO HE’S NOT SOMEBODY WHO WANTED TO PURSUE ANY KIND OF DIPLOMATIC PURSUE ANY KIND OF DIPLOMATIC INITIATIVES CERTAINLY NOT WITH INITIATIVES CERTAINLY NOT WITH THE TALIBAN. THE TALIBAN. THEY’VE GONE ON THIS LONG, BUT I THEY’VE GONE ON THIS LONG, BUT I THINK IT CAME TO A POINT WHERE THINK IT CAME TO A POINT WHERE THOSE DIFFERENCES REALLY WERE THOSE DIFFERENCES REALLY WERE GOING TO JUST BE VERY GOING TO JUST BE VERY COUNTERPRODUCTIVE TO WHAT TRUMP COUNTERPRODUCTIVE TO WHAT TRUMP WANTS TO ACCOMPLISH AND BOLTON WANTS TO ACCOMPLISH AND BOLTON IS NOT A PERSON WHO’S GOING TO IS NOT A PERSON WHO’S GOING TO BE POLITICAL ONBSICIOUS TO TRUMP BE POLITICAL ONBSICIOUS TO TRUMP THE QUESTION WAS RAISED WHY IS THE QUESTION WAS RAISED WHY IS POMPEO WILLING TO GO ALONG WITH POMPEO WILLING TO GO ALONG WITH THIS? THIS? HE’S A POLITICAL ANIMAL AND HE’S A POLITICAL ANIMAL AND WANTS TO MAKE SURE HE’S ABLE WANTS TO MAKE SURE HE’S ABLE TO — SECONDLY, BOLTON WAS TO — SECONDLY, BOLTON WAS SOMEBODY WHO WAS A VERY SOMEBODY WHO WAS A VERY SELF-CENTERED NATIONAL SECURITY SELF-CENTERED NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER ADVISER ADVISER. ADVISER. HE IS NOT SOMEBODY WHO REALLY, HE IS NOT SOMEBODY WHO REALLY, YOU KNOW, LEVERAGED THE YOU KNOW, LEVERAGED THE INTERAGENCY THE WAY A NATIONAL INTERAGENCY THE WAY A NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER SHOULD DO IT. SECURITY ADVISER SHOULD DO IT. HE THOUGHT HE WAS THE SMARTEST HE THOUGHT HE WAS THE SMARTEST PERSON AROUND AND WAS VERY PERSON AROUND AND WAS VERY ASSERTIVE AND VERY SINGULAR IN ASSERTIVE AND VERY SINGULAR IN HIS VIEWS. HIS VIEWS. SO IT’S NOT AS THOUGH, YOU KNOW, SO IT’S NOT AS THOUGH, YOU KNOW, WE’RE LOSING A NATIONAL SECURITY WE’RE LOSING A NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER WHO REALLY WAS TRYING TO ADVISER WHO REALLY WAS TRYING TO BRING TOGETHER AN INTERAGENCY IN BRING TOGETHER AN INTERAGENCY IN A HARMONIOUS WAY TO GIVE US A HARMONIOUS WAY TO GIVE US STRONG NATIONAL SECURITY POLICY. STRONG NATIONAL SECURITY POLICY. THIRD, I JUST WONDER HOW MUCH OF THIRD, I JUST WONDER HOW MUCH OF THIS WAS THE — THE TIMING OF IT THIS WAS THE — THE TIMING OF IT IS DESIGNED BY TRUMP TO BE IS DESIGNED BY TRUMP TO BE DISTRACTION FROM ALL THE OTHER DISTRACTION FROM ALL THE OTHER PROBLEMS HE HAS. PROBLEMS HE HAS.>>UH-HUH.>>UH-HUH.>>YOU KNOW, THE TALIBAN DEBACLE>>YOU KNOW, THE TALIBAN DEBACLE WITH CAMP DAVIS, THE AIR FORCE WITH CAMP DAVIS, THE AIR FORCE DEBACLE AS FAR AS SCOTLAND, DEBACLE AS FAR AS SCOTLAND, REFUELING STOPS. REFUELING STOPS. RUSSIA AND THE CIA. RUSSIA AND THE CIA. ALL THESE THINGS. ALL THESE THINGS. WHAT DOES TRUMP ESSENTIALLY DO? WHAT DOES TRUMP ESSENTIALLY DO? HE THROWS OUT ANOTHER GOLDEN HE THROWS OUT ANOTHER GOLDEN NUGGET, GOING TO CAUSE THE NUGGET, GOING TO CAUSE THE MEDIA, AS WE ARE RIGHT NOW, MEDIA, AS WE ARE RIGHT NOW, LOOKING AT SOMETHING OTHER THAN LOOKING AT SOMETHING OTHER THAN THOSE THINGS THAT REALLY WERE, I THOSE THINGS THAT REALLY WERE, I THINK, FURTHER TARNISHING THINK, FURTHER TARNISHING TRUMP’S ALREADY DAMAGED TRUMP’S ALREADY DAMAGED REPUTATION. REPUTATION.>>I THINK YOU’RE RIGHT.>>I THINK YOU’RE RIGHT. IT’S TAKING A TOLL. IT’S TAKING A TOLL. DONALD TRUMP IS AT 38% IN NEW DONALD TRUMP IS AT 38% IN NEW POLLS THAT ARE OUT TODAY. POLLS THAT ARE OUT TODAY. AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT PRECEDED THAT NEW LOW POINT, I PRECEDED THAT NEW LOW POINT, I THINK, IN HIS POLLING IS THIS THINK, IN HIS POLLING IS THIS WEEK-LONG ASSAULT ON THE WEATHER WEEK-LONG ASSAULT ON THE WEATHER DRAWING WITH A PEN AROUND A MAP, DRAWING WITH A PEN AROUND A MAP, AND I WONDER IF YOU TAKE AND I WONDER IF YOU TAKE SOMETHING SO STUPID, SO IDIOTIC, SOMETHING SO STUPID, SO IDIOTIC, TAKING A PEN AND ALTERING A TAKING A PEN AND ALTERING A WEATHER FORECAST, AND YOU LAY IT WEATHER FORECAST, AND YOU LAY IT INTO WHAT MUST BE HIS APPROACH INTO WHAT MUST BE HIS APPROACH BEHIND CLOSED DOORS TO THE MOST BEHIND CLOSED DOORS TO THE MOST DELICATE AND KONS QUEMPLGCONSEQU DELICATE AND KONS QUEMPLGCONSEQU OF MATTERS, DIPLOMACY OR NOT, OF MATTERS, DIPLOMACY OR NOT, WITH NORTH KOREA, QUESTIONS WITH NORTH KOREA, QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT TO DO IN IRAN, AN ABOUT WHAT TO DO IN IRAN, AN INCREDIBLY VOLATILE PART OF THE INCREDIBLY VOLATILE PART OF THE WORLD. WORLD. WHAT DO YOU THINK THAT LOOKS WHAT DO YOU THINK THAT LOOKS LIKE? LIKE? SOMEONE WILLING TO TAKE A PEN TO SOMEONE WILLING TO TAKE A PEN TO A MAP THAT WE CAN ALL SEE. A MAP THAT WE CAN ALL SEE. WHAT IS HAPPENING BEHIND CLOSED WHAT IS HAPPENING BEHIND CLOSED DOORS WITH THE NATIONAL SECURITY DOORS WITH THE NATIONAL SECURITY TEAM? TEAM?>>WELL, I THINK IT, AGAIN,>>WELL, I THINK IT, AGAIN, RAISES SERIOUS QUESTIONS AROUND RAISES SERIOUS QUESTIONS AROUND THE GLOBE AS WELL AS IN THE U.S. THE GLOBE AS WELL AS IN THE U.S. GOVERNMENT ABOUT WHAT ELSE IS GOVERNMENT ABOUT WHAT ELSE IS MR. TRUMP BEING DISHONEST ABOUT. MR. TRUMP BEING DISHONEST ABOUT. WHAT ELSE IS HE TRYING TO WHAT ELSE IS HE TRYING TO MANIPULATE AND EXPLOIT? MANIPULATE AND EXPLOIT? WHAT ELSE IS HE TRYING TO WHAT ELSE IS HE TRYING TO MISREPRESENT IN ORDER TO, YOU MISREPRESENT IN ORDER TO, YOU KNOW, FURTHER ADVANCE HIS OWN KNOW, FURTHER ADVANCE HIS OWN PERSONAL OBJECTIVES AND AGENDA? PERSONAL OBJECTIVES AND AGENDA? IT MUST BE VERY DEMORALIZING AND IT MUST BE VERY DEMORALIZING AND I’M VERY GLAD THAT THE DIRECTOR I’M VERY GLAD THAT THE DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE, OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE, YOU KNOW, HAS STOOD UP. YOU KNOW, HAS STOOD UP. WE NEED MORE INDIVIDUALS LIKE WE NEED MORE INDIVIDUALS LIKE THAT WHO ARE GOING TO SAY, THAT WHO ARE GOING TO SAY, ENOUGH, I’M NOT GOING TO ALLOW ENOUGH, I’M NOT GOING TO ALLOW SOMEONE LIKE A MR. TRUMP TO SOMEONE LIKE A MR. TRUMP TO TRAMPLE UPON THE INSTITUTIONS TRAMPLE UPON THE INSTITUTIONS AND THE INTEGRITY AND THE WORK AND THE INTEGRITY AND THE WORK AND PROFESSIONALISM OF THESE MEN AND PROFESSIONALISM OF THESE MEN AND WOMEN WHO DO THEIR WORK AND WOMEN WHO DO THEIR WORK EVERY DAY. EVERY DAY. AND SO I’M STILL SURPRISED THAT AND SO I’M STILL SURPRISED THAT 38% OF THE AMERICAN PUBLIC 38% OF THE AMERICAN PUBLIC SUPPORT HIM, BUT I WOULD THINK SUPPORT HIM, BUT I WOULD THINK THAT, YOU KNOW, AS YOU POINTED THAT, YOU KNOW, AS YOU POINTED OUT, THE ALABAMA DEBACLE ALONG OUT, THE ALABAMA DEBACLE ALONG WITH ALL THE OTHERS CERTAINLY, I WITH ALL THE OTHERS CERTAINLY, I HOPE, IS GOING TO REALLY REVEAL HOPE, IS GOING TO REALLY REVEAL AND TO SHOW JUST HOW DISHONEST, AND TO SHOW JUST HOW DISHONEST, HOW UNFIT, AND HOW BASICALLY HOW UNFIT, AND HOW BASICALLY INCOMPETENT MR. TRUMP HAS BEEN INCOMPETENT MR. TRUMP HAS BEEN IN MANAGING BOTH THE AFFAIRS OF IN MANAGING BOTH THE AFFAIRS OF STATES, INTERNATIONALLY, AS WELL STATES, INTERNATIONALLY, AS WELL AS OUR DOMESTIC AFFAIRS. AS OUR DOMESTIC AFFAIRS.>>MY LAST QUESTION FOR YOU IS>>MY LAST QUESTION FOR YOU IS ABOUT CORRUPTION. ABOUT CORRUPTION. THERE’S A FLURRY OF STORIES IN THERE’S A FLURRY OF STORIES IN THIS POST-LABOR DAY SHORT TIME THIS POST-LABOR DAY SHORT TIME THAT WE’VE BEEN BACK ABOUT THAT WE’VE BEEN BACK ABOUT QUESTIONS WHETHER THE AIR FORCE QUESTIONS WHETHER THE AIR FORCE MADE DECISIONS THAT ENRICHED MADE DECISIONS THAT ENRICHED DONALD TRUMP’S PROPERTIES. DONALD TRUMP’S PROPERTIES. NEW REPORTING ABOUT WILBUR ROSS, NEW REPORTING ABOUT WILBUR ROSS, THE COMMERCE SECRETARY, THE COMMERCE SECRETARY, ESSENTIALLY ISSUING AN EDICT ESSENTIALLY ISSUING AN EDICT THAT NO ONE SHOULD CONTRADICT THAT NO ONE SHOULD CONTRADICT TRUMP ON HIS ERRONEOUS FORECAST TRUMP ON HIS ERRONEOUS FORECAST FOR ALABAMA DAYS AFTER THAT WAS FOR ALABAMA DAYS AFTER THAT WAS THE DIRECTION OF THE STORM. THE DIRECTION OF THE STORM. I JUST WANT TO ASK YOU MORE I JUST WANT TO ASK YOU MORE BROADLY ABOUT CORRUPTION. BROADLY ABOUT CORRUPTION. DO YOU THINK THAT THIS SORT OF DO YOU THINK THAT THIS SORT OF SIGNALS OF CORRUPTION, WHICH JIM SIGNALS OF CORRUPTION, WHICH JIM COMEY BASICALLY DISCLOSED IN HIS COMEY BASICALLY DISCLOSED IN HIS BOOK, “A HIGHER LOYALTY,” THAT BOOK, “A HIGHER LOYALTY,” THAT HIS FIRST MEETING WITH TEAM HIS FIRST MEETING WITH TEAM TRUMP FELT LIKE SORT OF WALKING TRUMP FELT LIKE SORT OF WALKING INTO MOB-LIKE ENVIRONMENT. INTO MOB-LIKE ENVIRONMENT. DO YOU THINK THAT THIS IS WHAT DO YOU THINK THAT THIS IS WHAT HEADS OF STATE AROUND THE WORLD HEADS OF STATE AROUND THE WORLD ARE SEEING COMING FROM THE ARE SEEING COMING FROM THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY? AMERICAN PRESIDENCY?>>ABSOLUTELY.>>ABSOLUTELY. AND THEY SEE MR. TRUMP TAKING A AND THEY SEE MR. TRUMP TAKING A PAGE OUT OF THE PLAYBOOK OF PAGE OUT OF THE PLAYBOOK OF AUTHORITARIAN LEADERS AROUND THE AUTHORITARIAN LEADERS AROUND THE WORLD IN TERMS OF NEPOTISM, IN WORLD IN TERMS OF NEPOTISM, IN TERMS OF CORRUPTION, IN TERMS OF TERMS OF CORRUPTION, IN TERMS OF MISREPRESENTING THE FACTS. MISREPRESENTING THE FACTS. THAT’S WHAT DICTATORS AND THAT’S WHAT DICTATORS AND DESPOTS HAVE DONE IS TO DESPOTS HAVE DONE IS TO MANIPULATE THE PERCEPTIONS OF MANIPULATE THE PERCEPTIONS OF THEIR PUBLIC AND SO, AGAIN, MR. THEIR PUBLIC AND SO, AGAIN, MR. TRUMP IS DOING EVERYTHING TRUMP IS DOING EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO BURNISH HIS IMAGE POSSIBLE TO BURNISH HIS IMAGE AND CONTINUE TO PLAY TO THAT AND CONTINUE TO PLAY TO THAT CORE CONSTITUENCY, HIS BASE. CORE CONSTITUENCY, HIS BASE. AND BY DOING THAT, HE IS AND BY DOING THAT, HE IS CORRUPTING THE U.S. GOVERNMENT’S CORRUPTING THE U.S. GOVERNMENT’S REPUTATION AROUND THE WORLD REPUTATION AROUND THE WORLD WHICH I THINK IS VERY, VERY WHICH I THINK IS VERY, VERY DAMAGING AND I THINK IS GOING TO DAMAGING AND I THINK IS GOING TO HAVE SOME LASTING AFFECTS HAVE SOME LASTING AFFECTS BECAUSE PEOPLE LOOKING AT IF THE BECAUSE PEOPLE LOOKING AT IF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES CAN DO THESE THINGS AND GET AWAY CAN DO THESE THINGS AND GET AWAY WITH IT FOR SO LONG, WHAT’S TO WITH IT FOR SO LONG, WHAT’S TO SAY THAT THE NEXT SAY THAT THE NEXT ADMINISTRATIONS ARE NOT GOING TO ADMINISTRATIONS ARE NOT GOING TO HAVE SIMILAR TRAITS THAT CAUSE HAVE SIMILAR TRAITS THAT CAUSE CONCERN TO SO MANY? CONCERN TO SO MANY?>>FORMER DIRECTOR BRENNAN,>>FORMER DIRECTOR BRENNAN, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SPENDING THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SPENDING SOME TIME WITH US. SOME TIME WITH US. WE’RE ALWAYS GRATEFUL TO HAVE WE’RE ALWAYS GRATEFUL TO HAVE YOU. YOU. FRANK FIGLIUZZI, I’M COMING FRANK FIGLIUZZI, I’M COMING RIGHT BACK TO YOU. RIGHT BACK TO YOU. I MEAN, WE HAVE SPENT SO MUCH I MEAN, WE HAVE SPENT SO MUCH TIME TALKING ABOUT THESE TIME TALKING ABOUT THESE QUESTIONS THAT HAVE HUNG OVER QUESTIONS THAT HAVE HUNG OVER THIS ADMINISTRATION ABOUT WLORPT THIS ADMINISTRATION ABOUT WLORPT THE PRESIDENT WAS A — I BELIEVE THE PRESIDENT WAS A — I BELIEVE IT WAS DIRECTOR BRENNAN’S IT WAS DIRECTOR BRENNAN’S TESTIMONY THAT PUT SOME OF THIS TESTIMONY THAT PUT SOME OF THIS IN MOTION, WHETHER HE WAS IN MOTION, WHETHER HE WAS WITTINGLY OR UNWITTINGLY AIDED WITTINGLY OR UNWITTINGLY AIDED BY RUSSIANS. BY RUSSIANS. IT WOULD SEEM THAT THIS QUESTION IT WOULD SEEM THAT THIS QUESTION ABOUT CORRUPTION IS SORT OF THE ABOUT CORRUPTION IS SORT OF THE POST-MUELLER CLOUD HANGING OVER POST-MUELLER CLOUD HANGING OVER THIS PRESIDENCY AND SO FAR, IT THIS PRESIDENCY AND SO FAR, IT LOOKS LIKE IT’S DOING A LOT MORE LOOKS LIKE IT’S DOING A LOT MORE DAMAGE TO HIS POLL NUMBERS. DAMAGE TO HIS POLL NUMBERS. THERE HAVE BEEN, AS I SAID, A THERE HAVE BEEN, AS I SAID, A FLURRY OF STORIES ABOUT FLURRY OF STORIES ABOUT POTENTIAL CORRUPTION, WHETHER POTENTIAL CORRUPTION, WHETHER IT’S LOBBYISTS AND LAWMAKERS AT IT’S LOBBYISTS AND LAWMAKERS AT THE TRUMP HOTEL EVERY TUESDAY AS THE TRUMP HOTEL EVERY TUESDAY AS “THE NEW YORK TIMES” HAS “THE NEW YORK TIMES” HAS REPORTED, WHETHER IT’S SORT OF A REPORTED, WHETHER IT’S SORT OF A CORRUPT SENSE HANGING OVER ANY CORRUPT SENSE HANGING OVER ANY SORT OF INTERACTIONS WITH THE SORT OF INTERACTIONS WITH THE UKRAINIANS. UKRAINIANS. WHETHER IT’S URGING OUR ALLIES WHETHER IT’S URGING OUR ALLIES TO ALLOW PUTIN BACK INTO THE G8 TO ALLOW PUTIN BACK INTO THE G8 AND WHETHER IT’S THE STORIES I AND WHETHER IT’S THE STORIES I ASKED DIRECTOR BRENNAN ABOUT ASKED DIRECTOR BRENNAN ABOUT ABOUT WHETHER THE AIR FORCE IS ABOUT WHETHER THE AIR FORCE IS ENRICHING TRUMP PROPERTIES ENRICHING TRUMP PROPERTIES WITTINGLY OR UNWITTINGLY IN WITTINGLY OR UNWITTINGLY IN SCOTLAND. SCOTLAND. WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF SORT OF THE WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF SORT OF THE SECOND-PHASE CLOUD OVER THIS SECOND-PHASE CLOUD OVER THIS ADMINISTRATION, A QUESTION OF ADMINISTRATION, A QUESTION OF CORRUPTION AT THE HIGHEST CORRUPTION AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS? LEVELS?>>YEAH, YOU’RE ON TO SOMETHING>>YEAH, YOU’RE ON TO SOMETHING HERE, AND I’M GOING TO HARKEN HERE, AND I’M GOING TO HARKEN BACK TO A MAJOR PUBLIC BACK TO A MAJOR PUBLIC CORRUPTION CASE I WAS CORRUPTION CASE I WAS SUPERVISING IF A MAJOR AMERICAN SUPERVISING IF A MAJOR AMERICAN CITY. CITY. AGAINST A HIGH RANKING OFFICIAL AGAINST A HIGH RANKING OFFICIAL WHO WAS LOVED BY HIS BASE, HIS WHO WAS LOVED BY HIS BASE, HIS CONSTITUENCY. CONSTITUENCY. ALTHOUGH HE WAS UNORTHODOX, HE ALTHOUGH HE WAS UNORTHODOX, HE GOT THINGS DONE FOR PEOPLE WHO GOT THINGS DONE FOR PEOPLE WHO VOTED FOR HIM. VOTED FOR HIM. THEN AS THE CASE DEVELOPED AND THEN AS THE CASE DEVELOPED AND PEOPLE REALIZED HE WAS GETTING PEOPLE REALIZED HE WAS GETTING THINGS DONE TO LINE HIS OWN THINGS DONE TO LINE HIS OWN POCKET, THE BASE STARTED POCKET, THE BASE STARTED BREAKING AWAY FROM HIM AND HE BREAKING AWAY FROM HIM AND HE EVENTUALLY WENT DOWN IN FLAMES. EVENTUALLY WENT DOWN IN FLAMES. I THINK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, I THINK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, ONCE THEY GET A WHIFF OF THE WAY ONCE THEY GET A WHIFF OF THE WAY IN WHICH HE’S LINING — THIS IN WHICH HE’S LINING — THIS PRESIDENT IS LINING HIS OWN PRESIDENT IS LINING HIS OWN POCKETS, THEY START TO GET A BAD POCKETS, THEY START TO GET A BAD TASTE IN THEIR MOUTH. TASTE IN THEIR MOUTH. AMERICANS DON’T GO FOR THAT. AMERICANS DON’T GO FOR THAT. THEY GO FOR A LOT OF THINGS, GUY THEY GO FOR A LOT OF THINGS, GUY WHO GETS THINGS DONE, HE’S UNRT WHO GETS THINGS DONE, HE’S UNRT DOX DOX UNORTHODOX, HE’S CHALLENGING THE UNORTHODOX, HE’S CHALLENGING THE ESTABLISHMENT. ESTABLISHMENT. AS THEY START TO LEARN THAT HE AS THEY START TO LEARN THAT HE MIGHT BE ALL ABOUT LINING HIS MIGHT BE ALL ABOUT LINING HIS POCKETS, AMERICANS DON’T DO FOR POCKETS, AMERICANS DON’T DO FOR THAT AND I THINK THIS IS GOING THAT AND I THINK THIS IS GOING TO BEAR FRUIT. TO BEAR FRUIT.>>ASHLEY PARKER, LET ME GIVE>>ASHLEY PARKER, LET ME GIVE YOU THE LAST WORD ON THIS 38%. YOU THE LAST WORD ON THIS 38%. THESE LOW POLL NUMBERS, BAD THESE LOW POLL NUMBERS, BAD HEADLINES, ALL OF THEM TRUMP’S HEADLINES, ALL OF THEM TRUMP’S TRIGGERS. TRIGGERS.>>YEAH, ABSOLUTELY.>>YEAH, ABSOLUTELY. AND, AGAIN, THAT’S WHY YOU SEE AND, AGAIN, THAT’S WHY YOU SEE THERE’S SORT OF TWO LINES OF THERE’S SORT OF TWO LINES OF REPORTING. REPORTING. THERE’S WHAT YOU’RE HEARING THERE’S WHAT YOU’RE HEARING BEHIND THE SCENES BUT A LOT OF BEHIND THE SCENES BUT A LOT OF IT IS OUT IN PUBLIC. IT IS OUT IN PUBLIC. AND YOU CAN SEE WHAT TRIGGERS AND YOU CAN SEE WHAT TRIGGERS THE PRESIDENT IF YOU WATCH HIS THE PRESIDENT IF YOU WATCH HIS BEHAVIOR. BEHAVIOR. IF HE FIRES A TOP-RANKING IF HE FIRES A TOP-RANKING OFFICIAL BY TWEET. OFFICIAL BY TWEET. IF HE LASHES OUT AT POLL IF HE LASHES OUT AT POLL NUMBERS. NUMBERS. IF HE LASHES OUT AT THE MEDIA. IF HE LASHES OUT AT THE MEDIA. IF HE IS REACTIVE, AND AS MUCH IF HE IS REACTIVE, AND AS MUCH AS THE PRESIDENT WILL SAY THAT AS THE PRESIDENT WILL SAY THAT EVERYTHING IS FINE, THAT HE’S EVERYTHING IS FINE, THAT HE’S HAD A GREAT SUMMER, IF YOU JUST HAD A GREAT SUMMER, IF YOU JUST WATCH, FRANKLY, FOR HIS PUBLIC WATCH, FRANKLY, FOR HIS PUBLIC TELLS, YOU CAN SEE THAT HE IS TELLS, YOU CAN SEE THAT HE IS FRUSTRATED AND YOU CAN SEE THAT FRUSTRATED AND YOU CAN SEE THAT HE IS BEING TRIGGERED AND THE

100 Replies to “John Bolton’s Departure From The White House Has The 3 Pillars Of Trumpian Exits | Deadline | MSNBC

  1. I did not agree at all with the hawkish views of Bolton. However, I can appreciate that he did not bent over to Trump and did give him much needed pushback.

  2. Hey, you 54% of white men who still approve of Trump, what’s wrong with you?! Are white men like you really this corrupt or are you just stupid?

  3. I just clicked on this to say you guys are fcking autistic… Wtf is this title guys? Are you ok? Because that isn't a coherent sentence or title.

  4. Bolton says don't deal with the Taliban, they are treacherous. Pompeo says go for it.  Donnie went for it and it blew up in his face. So guess which one Donnie fires.  Not at all a fan of Bolton, but this is a bit bizzare.

  5. Your reports are so BIAS, we can't trust anything you say. You mix truth with lies. You are a tool of the devil. No wonder you have lost so many viewers.

  6. Bolton stood for nothing!!he was extremely replaceable!! An the American people know Putun exposed all our governments world domination plans an hadn't Poisoned anything but Democrat lies with incredible Truth!!

  7. That luny nugget needs to be booted out,…Please God, make the Congress move their patuties on the IMPEACHMENT Process!!!…Amen!

  8. Is it me or is MSNBC mad because this neo con is out?? They're actually upset Trump is doing whatever to not get us into another war including things no other President would do because they are puppets.

    I don't even like Trump but you gotta give credit where credit is due. He has kept us out of wars unlike other Presidents. I think firing as many advisers as you can is a good thing. It only means that he is doing what he feels is right and not getting swayed by these war mongers that totally has some other agendas in mind when it comes to enriching themselves.

    Now, if only he can get Pompeo out, he's got a stable cabinet.

  9. Just more daily chaos from the two-year-old President. Tomorrow will be more chaos. Please take away the Nuclear power button from him.

  10. The person that is leading America into a ditch is a toxic fake leade,who's best friend before being charged was Epstein, and liars lie with Trump as Barr takes orders from Donny Trump,the sewer is quite toxic,Americans need to remove this evil toxic person at the next elections,after he tweets lies of sacking J Bolton who has stated he quit before Trump tweeted he was sacked,

  11. Something must be very x 100 wrong with Trump's foreign policy which will be very x 1000 dangerous for America's leadership role in the International arena. Home is already in shambles.

  12. In a way the trio- Trump, Bolton and cunning Pompeo are equally bad in their own ways for a healthy America. The situation in the White House is turning from bad to worse and going by this trend this presidency will not go beyond this year.🙈🙉🙊.

  13. Trump has deliberately and maliciously humiliated Bolton before the eyes of the world. The evil man-child tricked Bolton into delaying his resignation and then quickly fired him via tweet. Trump has made enemies of many WH ex-employees and some may seek revenge, perhaps just before the 2020 elections!

  14. How nice! We need to do some BOMBING to make Tramps' point that he can run this crooked ship we call The Good ShiP Lolli Poop.

  15. Anybody "missing" John Bolton needs to have their head examined. Does working in government or media make you schizophrenic immediately or does it take a few weeks?

  16. There's nothing more that I could add to all those comments, so I will just say a few words about Bolton's moustache. In my opinion, it looks neglected, messy and unkempt, because it is far too long. It is not only completely covering his upper lip, but even it goes a little into his mouth. I may be wrong, but I think, that he keeps them so bushy and long, to hide a scar after undergoing harelip operation.

  17. So the war monger got fired because he didn't want the Taliban at Camp David during the anniversary of the Sept 11th attacks on the USA……let that sink in a minute.

  18. Years down the road, when trump is long gone work food, we will recognize this period as the period where the most damage to the US has been done in its history. trump will be in the history books as the treasonous and disgraced president who (hopefully) went to prison.

  19. 23:17 – Thats quite a horrible verdict on the American people: Lies, bigotry, hypocrisy, criminality, racism – its all ok as long as they believe he is filling their pockets. But when the guy is caught lining his own pocket too, the line has been crossed!

    Money, money, money, mooooneeeeey! Thats the real, the only God under which America exists.

  20. 03:51 — "Only Donald Trump could make you miss John Bolton's presence."

    You rarely see Frank Figliuzzi smile, and, so, it's nice when a comment makes that happen.

  21. Finally, this sick maniac old rotten warmonger is gone, I aint giving my life to fight the war he want for no obvious reason

  22. Please please please……November 2020…..dumbdonald……youre fired!!!…but I don't think its going to happen….we don't have republicans (in office) speaking out against this no matter how insane it gets…the minions will fall in line, just to get the "W"…no matter how much it destroys the country…if dems stay home, like they usually do, dumbdonald will be president the NEXT 6 YEARS>>>>we're so screwed

  23. dumbdonald doesn't want to get re-elected…but his ego wont allow him to not run….im sure he is surprised his own party hasn't risen up against him….he keeps ramping up the stupid and they still go along with it….or maybe he doesn't think it through that much…who knows

  24. It's incredible that I could make support Bolton on anything, but he was right here. The Taliban should be pushed into the sea, and Trump shouldn't even make it to 2020.

  25. Americans (republicans) don't care if he is lining his own pockets…90% of republicans still support him….don't believe this 38% poll number….he's doing just fine in republicanland….and since dems wont get out and vote, where it really matters, he will get re-elected with that 38%

  26. When a malignant narcissistic personality disorder is running around with free reign, chaos will inevitably result. God bless America and save her from this unprecedented peril.

  27. Mrs Wallace is saying things that have nothing to do with news. She rarly does. Gossip is a good description on the venom she is spreading.

  28. There one guy that can top Bolton in being a sick promoter of war—- Tom Cotton…!!! don't be surprised if he is the new national security advisor.

  29. The one elected official, Pence, that could do something and not be fired. The man is a sycophant and a coward of the highest order.

  30. Donald J Trump and the Trump family are the enemy of the people and USA!. Donald J Trump and the Trump family are criminals and traitors and it is the duty of ALL Americans to ACT on this FACT !

  31. It doesn't matter whether the media follows every little distraction that trump throws out as long as the Congress stays focused on THEIR work. 🌹

  32. tRainwrecktRump > never met an authoritarian regime he didn't want to to sleep with. Bolton > never met an authoritarian regime he didn't want to obliterate. SOLUTION > point Bolton at tRump authoritarian regime. ( You are welcome )

  33. Ideal time to get the war criminal Bolton behind bars – Guantanamo bay preferably. The fact that DT employed him in the first place shows DT intelligence. The old walrus can go sniffing for clams at the bottom of the ocean.

  34. GO DEEPER Let experts FIGLIUZZI + BRENNAN take the episode alone, tell us the psychological profiles, the history/the whys of the subject/person. #MSNBC you waste INTRIGUE in favor of PARROTED ECHOS of all the other news channels. #onereporterisenough

  35. Exactly how many appointed high ranking federal government officials in the Trump administration are "ACTING" secretaries, etc. who have NOT BEEN CONFIRMED by CONGRESS?

  36. Trump is the king of the bad breakup. So much so he calls the ex and tells them how much he misses them after he send mean tweets to his current.

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