Mark Sanford announces primary challenge to Trump


♪ ♪>>Chris: FORMER SOUTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR AND CONGRESSMAN MARK SANFORD ADMITS A PRIMARY CHALLENGE TO PRESIDENT TRUMP WOULD BE A “DAVID VERSUS GOLIATH MOMENT” BUT HE’S THINKING ABOUT IT. GOVERNOR SANFORD JOINS US EXCLUSIVELY HERE IN WASHINGTON AND WELCOME BACK TO “FOX NEWS SUNDAY.”>>Governor Sanford: MY PLEASURE.>>Chris: IT YOU ANNOUNCED IN JULY THAT YOU ARE CONSIDERING RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT IN THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARIES AGAINST DONALD TRUMP. HE VISITED EARLY VOTING STATES LIKE NEW HAMPSHIRE AND IOWA. HAVE YOU MADE A DECISION? ARE YOU GOING TO ENTER THE RACE AGAINST DONALD TRUMP?>>Governor Sanford: I HAVE. I PLANNED TO ANNOUNCE THAT BACK HOME THIS WEEK. WE HAD A HURRICANE COME VISIT US ON THE COAST OF SOUTH CAROLINA SO THAT SORT OF DISRUPTED PLANS ON BUT I AM TELLING YOU KNOW I AM GOING TO GET IN.>>Chris: YOU’RE GOING TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT AGAINST DONALD TRUMP IN THE PRIMARIES?>>Governor Sanford: I AM.>>Chris: WHY?>>Governor Sanford: BECAUSE I THINK WE NEED TO HAVE CONVERSATION ABOUT WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A REPUBLICAN. I THINK IS A REPUBLICAN PARTY WE HAVE LOST OUR WAY AND I SAY SO ON A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT FRONTS. I SAY FIRST AND SORT OF THE EPICENTER OF WHERE I’M COMING FROM IS THAT WE HAVE LOST OUR WAY ON DEBT AND DEFICIT SPENDING. ONE OF THE HALLMARKS OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND THE CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENT HAS ALWAYS BEEN HOW MUCH DO WE SPEND. THE ULTIMATE MEASURE OF GOVERNMENT IS HOW MUCH IT SPEND SPENDS. I THINK AS A PARTY WE’VE LOST OUR WAY. THE PRESIDENT HAS CALLED HIMSELF THE KING OF DEBT. A FAMILIARITY AND COMFORTABLE WITH DEBT THAT I THINK IS ULTIMATELY LEADING US IN THE WRONG DIRECTION. WE CAN GET INTO THOSE NUMBERS BUT THE NUMBERS ARE ASTOUNDING. JUST TAKE FOR INSTANCE HAS A DATA POINT THIS LAST DEAL THAT ADDS TO TRILLIONS R ADDS TO TRILLIONS L ADDS TO TRILLIONS I ADDS TO TRILLIONS N ADDS TO TRILLIONS E ADDS TO TRILLIONS T ADDS TO TRILLIONS . A THIRD OF A TRILLION DOLLARS IN NEW SPENDING AND REALLY THERE WASN’T CONVERSATION ON. I’D SAY THE EPICENTER IS WITH GOD TO HAVE NATIONAL CONVERSATION AND REPUBLICAN CONVERSATION ON WHERE ARE WE GOING.>>Chris: I GUESS HERE’S THE QUESTION –>>Governor Sanford: I WILL COME IN WITH SOME OTHERS.>>Chris: YOU GOT TO KNOW YOU BASICALLY HAVE NO CHANCE OF WINNING THE REPUBLICAN NOMINATION, SO WHY RUN FOR PRESIDENT?>>Governor Sanford: I THINK HE PROBABLY WOULD HAVE SAID THAT THING TO DONALD TRUMP JUST A MATTER OF MONTHS AGO AS HE FACED THE LIKES OF JEB BUSH AND OTHERS.>>Chris: YOU WANT TO THINK OF A SERIOUS CHANCE?>>Governor Sanford: I’M SAYING YOU NEVER KNOW. I HAVE LISTED MY GOALS, MY PRIMARY GOALS TO SAY LET’S GO OUT AND FORCE AND TRY AND CREATE A CONVERSATION ON THAT WHICH IS NOT BEING TALKED ABOUT IN THIS PRESIDENTIAL CYCLE. ONCE EVERY FOUR YEARS WE HAVE A CHANCE TO HAVE A NATIONAL DEBATE ON WHERE WE’RE GOING NEXT. REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS AND AS AMERICANS AND THE THING THAT HAS BEEN LACKING IN THIS DEBATE HAS BEEN AN EARNEST AND REAL CONVERSATION ON DEBT AND DEFICIT AND GOVERNMENT SPENDING AND I FIND IT ASTOUNDING TO WATCH THE NUMBER OF DEMOCRATIC DEBATES THAT I’VE SEEN AND NO MENTION, NO CONVERSATION ON WHERE WE ARE GOING WITH REGARD TO DEBT AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR EVERYONE OF US.>>Chris: YOUR TALK ABOUT THE FACT THAT DONALD TRUMP WAS A LONG SHOT FOUR YEARS AGO. FIRST OF ALL HE WASN’T RUNNING AGAINST AN INCUMBENT PRESIDENT OF HIS OWN PARTY. SECONDLY, LET’S LOOK AT SOME OF THE OBSTACLES THAT YOU FACED BECAUSE THERE ARE SIGNS — 85% APPROVE OF THE JOB THE PRESIDENT IS DOING SO HE’S GOT SUPPORT IN HIS OWN PARTY. A NUMBER OF STATES, INCLUDING HER HOME STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA JUST YESTERDAY HAVE DECIDED NOT TO HOLD PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES AT ALL AND THEY ARE HAS DONE AWAY WITH ITS COMMITTEE TO SET UP DEBATES. SO HOW DO YOU GET YOUR MESSAGE OUT — HOW DO YOU EVEN GET ON THE PLAYING FIELD WITH THE PRESIDENT TO HAVE THIS DEBATE?>>Governor Sanford: OR TALK ABOUT IT NOW, TALK ABOUT NATIONAL TELEVISION AND I’VE BEEN TALKING ON A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT OUTLOOKS OVER THE LAST MONTH OF I AS I’VE ENTERTAINED MONTH OF I AS I’VE ENTERTAINET MONTH OF I AS I’VE ENTERTAINEE IDEA. IT WOULD BE TO GO AND SPEND SERIOUS TIME IN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND IOWA AND A WHOLE HOST OF OTHER STATES. AGAIN, THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF A LONG WALK BUT IT BEGINS WITH THAT FIRST UP AND THAT’S WHAT I’M ANNOUNCING HERE TODAY. I WOULD ALSO SAY THIS, IT’S NOT JUST DEBT AND SPENDING, WHICH IS AGAIN MY PRIMARY FOCUS. THE FACT THAT WE ARE WALKING OUR WAY TOWARDS THE MOST SIGNIFICANT FINANCIAL STORM I BELIEVE IN OUR COUNTRY SINCE THE GREAT DEPRESSION. THAT’S WHAT WE ARE WALKING TOWARD AND I THINK WE NEED TO, AGAIN, TO HAVE A REAL CONVERSATION ABOUT WHAT THAT MEANS FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM AND WHAT THAT MEANS IN OUR ABILITY TO ACHIEVE A JOB, WEALTH, AND ALL THOSE THINGS TO GO WITH THE AMERICAN DREAM. AT WHAT I WOULD ALSO SAY IS WE WILL HAVE A CONVERSATION ON WHERE WE GOING ON TRADE, PROTECTIONISM, TURNING INWARD VERSUS OUTWARD. ONE OF THE HALLMARKS OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY HAS ALWAYS BEEN A FOCUS ON THE WORLD AT LARGE AND THE RECOGNITION OF THE FACT THAT THOUGH WE WERE NOT ULTIMATELY IS A POPULATION THE BIG PLAYER IN THE WORLD, ECONOMICALLY WE WERE BECAUSE WE ENGAGED WITH THE REST OF THE WORLD. IF YOU LOOK AT THE TRUMP TARIFFS, YOU’RE LOOKING AT ABOUT A THOUSAND DOLLARS PER HOUSEHOLD. “THE WALL STREET JOURNAL” HAD AN ARTICLE JUST YESTERDAY TALKING ABOUT YOU’RE LOOKING AT ABOUT A ONE POINT DETERIORATION IN THE RATE OF GROWTH GOING FORWARD. I THINK WE NEED TO HAVE A CONVERSATION THERE. THINK WE NEED TO HAVE A CONVERSATION ON THE DEGREE TO WHICH INSTITUTIONS AND POLITICAL CULTURE ARE BEING DAMAGED BY THIS PRESIDENT. IN THOSE INSTITUTIONS AND THE POLITICAL CULTURE IS REALLY THE GLUE THAT HOLDS TOGETHER OUR BALANCE OF POWER. AND FINALLY I THINK WE NEED TO HAVE A CONVERSATION ON HUMILITY AND ONE’S APPROACH TO POLITICS. AT THE END OF THE DAY, A TWEET IS INTERESTING, MAY BE NEWSWORTHY, BUT IT’S NOT LEADERSHIP AND WE ARE NOT GOING TO SOLVE SOME OF THE PROFOUND PROBLEMS WE HAVE AS AMERICANS BY TWEET.>>Chris: IT YOU’RE IN THE RACE NOW. YOU’RE GOING TO GET ASKED TOUGH QUESTIONS, LET ME ASK YOU THE MOST OBVIOUS ONE. I THINK IT’S FAIR TO SAY, THAT YOUR BEST KNOWN AROUND THE COUNTRY AS THE GOVERNOR WHO DISAPPEARED FOR A WEEK IN 2009. YOUR AIDES SAID YOU WERE HIKING THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL. IN FACT YOU WERE A MARRIED GOVERNOR IN ARGENTINA WITH YOUR THEN-GIRLFRIEND. QUESTION, ISN’T THAT GOING TO BE A DEAL BREAKER FOR A LOT OF VOTERS?>>Governor Sanford: AGAIN, I ACTUALLY WENT ON AN APOLOGY TO HER, IF YOU WANT TO CALL IT THAT, BACK HOME IN THE WAKE OF THAT IN THE LAST YEAR AND A HALF OF MY GOVERNORSHIP. AND WHAT I LEARNED THROUGH THAT IS I GUESS WHAT GENERAL MATTIS TALKS ABOUT, MISTAKES IN LIFE, MISTAKES THAT WE MAKE, OF THE GREAT TUITIONS OF LIFE. THEY COST US, BUT YOU CAN LEARN FROM THEM AND FOR ME, I LEARNED A LEVEL OF HUMILITY, A LEVEL OF EMPATHY THAT I DIDN’T HAVE BEFORE, A LEVEL OF JUDGMENT. IT IS SOMETHING OF GREAT REGRET, IT IS SOMETHING I HAVE APOLOGIZED EXTENSIVELY FOR AND IN CONTRAST TO THE PRESIDENT WHEN HE SAYS THERE’S NOT A SINGLE THING THAT HE REGRETS OR APOLOGIZES FOR, I PROFOUNDLY APOLOGIZE FOR THAT AND I BELIEVE IN THE CHRISTIAN MODEL OF REPENTANCE AND RENEWAL AND A SECOND CHANCE AND WHAT’S BEEN INTERESTING IN THE WAKE OF ALL THAT — THIS IS TEN YEARS AGO — IS THAT SUBSEQUENT TO THAT THE FOLKS WHO KNEW ME BEST BACK HOME SAID LOOK, WE DON’T APPROVE OF THAT CHAPTER OF YOUR LIFE OR HOW YOU HANDLED IT BUT WE ARE GOING TO GIVE YOU A SECOND CHANCE WE ARE GOING TO SEND YOU TO CONGRESS WHICH I DID FOR THE FOLLOWING SIX YEARS.>>Chris: AT YOU ON THE PRESIDENT HAVE SOME HISTORY JUST IN 2018 YOU WERE RUNNING FOR REELECTION AGAINST A WOMAN — AT THE VERY LAST MINUTE ON ELECTION DAY THE PRESIDENT ENDORSED HER OVER YOU AND YOU GUYS HADN’T GOTTEN ALONG FOR SOME PERIOD OF TIME AND AFTER YOU LOST IN THE PRIMARY, HE LAUGHED ABOUT IT ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL. HERE HE IS.>>SHE BEATS A MAN THAT LIKES FLAMINGO DANCERS FROM ARGENTINA. YOU KNOW ABOUT THAT. HE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE VACATIONING ON THE TALLAHASSEE TRAIL, BUT HE WAS ACTUALLY IN ARGENTINA. I DON’T KNOW, DO THEY HAVE A TALLAHASSEE TRAIL IN ARGENTINA? I DON’T THINK. NO, RIGHT?>>Chris: HOW MUCH OF THIS IS PERSONAL?>>Governor Sanford: NONE. IF YOU LOOK AT MY 25 YEARS IN POLITICS, WHICH YOU FIND IS AN ABSOLUTE FOCUS — MOST FINANCIALLY CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT IN THE UNITED STATES AMERICA ALL THE DIFFERENT AGENCIES HAVE SEEN HOW CONSISTENTLY I TALK ABOUT THIS. WE ARE NEARING A TIPPING POINT. MY’S GRANDKIDS — IT’S NOT PERSONAL BUT IT IS INDICATIVE OF THE WHERE THE PRESIDENT MAKES TOO MANY THINGS PERSONAL. THINK OF THIS, MY VOTING RECORD WAS MORE THAN 90% WITH THE PRESIDENT. 90%. I LOVE MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS, BUT I DON’T AGREE WITH THEM 90% AND YET WE GET ALONG JUST FINE. BUT THAT’S NOT THE WORLD OF TRUMP. THE WORLD OF TRUMP’S PERSONAL LOYALTY AND I BELIEVE AS A CONSERVATIVE OR LOYALTY IS TO BE TWO IDEALS AND IDEAS AND WE AGREED ON 90% — A HANDFUL OF THINGS AND THEREFORE IT’S NOT GOOD ENOUGH. THERE SOMETHING WRONG WITH THAT.>>Chris: LESS THAN A MINUTE LEFT AND I WANT TO JUST PICK UP ON THAT BECAUSE YOU POINT OUT THAT THE G.O.P., THE PRESIDENT HAS MOVED THE G.O.P. AWAY FROM TRADITIONAL VALUES LIKE THE DEFICITS AND FREE-TRADE AND AMERICA’S ROLE IN THE WORLD. HOW — IN A MINUTE, HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY’S ALLEGIANCE TO PRESIDENT TRUMP DESPITE ALL THIS?>>Governor Sanford: AGAIN, IF THE EXACT THING THAT GOT HIM ELECTED. PEOPLE LOOK AT HILLARY CLINTON VERSUS DONALD TRUMP AND SAID OKAY, I MAY NOT LIKE SOME OF WHAT HE DOES OR SOME OF HOW HE HANDLES THINGS, BUT I WILL PICK HIM OVER HER. THEY HAVEN’T HAD A CHOICE AND THAT’S WHY I’M RUNNING. I THINK THAT AMERICANS DESERVE A CHOICE THAT HAS HAD A REAL EXECUTIVE BRANCH EXPERIENCE, WHICH I HAD OVER TWO TERMS AS GOVERNOR, REAL LEGISLATIVE EXPERIENCE, WHAT I HAD OVER 12 YEARS IN THE U.S. CONGRESS. AND I THINK IF YOU LOOK AT A LOT OF THOSE POLLS, ABOUT HALF OF THEM SAY WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE PRESIDENT — WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE A CONVERSATION WITHIN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.>>Chris: AND NOW YOU’RE GOING TO PROVIDE IT.

Pompeo on disaster relief in Bahamas, peace talks with the Taliban


>>Chris: DAVID SPUN REPORTING FROM THE WHITE HOUSE, THANK YOU. JOINING US NOT TO DISCUSS ALL OF THIS AND MORE, SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO. WELCOME BACK TO FOX OR SUNDAY.>>Secretary Pompeo: IT’S GREAT TO BE BACK ON, THANKS FOR HAVING ME ON THE SHOW THIS MORNING.>>Chris: LET’S START WITH THE PRESIDENT ‘S TWEET LATE LAST NIGHT THAT HE HAS CALLED OFF THE MEETING, CANCELED THE MEETING WITH THE TALIBAN THAT WAS TO BE HELD AT CAMP DAVID TODAY, A SECRET MEETING, THAT HE HAS CALLED OFF ALL PEACE TALKS, NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE TALIBAN. WHERE DOES THAT LEAVE THE PLAN TO BEGIN TO PULL U.S. TROOPS OUT OF AFGHANISTAN?>>Secretary Pompeo: CHRIS, REMEMBER THE PRINCIPLES, PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS MADE CLEAR HE WANTS TO REDUCE RISKS TO AMERICANS. IF YOU SHOW THE PICTURES LAST NIGHT FROM THE DIGNIFIED TRANSFER, THE REMAINS OF SERGEANT FIRST CLASS, I WAS OUT THERE WITH HIS FAMILY. IT’S A REMINDER TO ALL OF US THE ENORMOUS COST AND SACRIFICE THESE HEROES MAKE FOR US EACH AND EVERY DAY. PRESIDENT TRUMP IS TRYING TO REDUCE THAT RISK. AT THE SAME TIME, IS COMMITTED TO MAKING SURE WE REDUCE THE RISK THAT TERROR SHOULD EVER STRIKE THE UNITED STATES FROM AFGHANISTAN AGAIN SO WE’VE BEEN WORKING FOR MONTHS FOR PEACE AND RECONCILIATION DEAL. WE’VE BEEN WORKING WITH THE AFGHAN GOVERNMENT, WORKING WITH OTHER AFGHAN LEADERS, WORKING WITH THE TALIBAN TO TRY AND REDUCE THE LEVEL OF VIOLENCE TO COMMENCE — YOU WOULD KNOW THIS WELL, TRYING TO GET THE AFGHANS TO TALK TO EACH OTHER, BASIC IDEA FOR ALMOST TWO DECADES NOW AND WE HAVE THE TALIBAN’S COMMITMENT TO DO THAT. WE HAVE A COMMITMENT BREAK FROM AL QAEDA PUBLICLY AND THEY WOULD HONESTLY HAVE TO DELIVER ON THAT COMMITMENT. SO WE’VE MADE REAL PROGRESS, BUT IN THE END, THE TALIBAN OVERREACHED. THEY FORGOT THAT AMERICA IS ALWAYS GOING TO PROTECT — THE COMMANDER RESOLUTE SUPPORT AND THE NATO FORCES THERE ARE STILL AT THIS HEART. KILLED OVER A THOUSAND TALIBAN JUST IN THE LAST TEN DAYS. WHILE THIS ISN’T A WAR OF ATTRITION, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE SHOULD KNOW WHO WILL CONTINUE TO APPLY THE APPROPRIATE PRESSURE TO MAKE SURE WE ARE NEVER STRUCK WITH TERROR AGAIN FROM AFGHANISTAN.>>Chris: ARE THE TALKS AND ARE DEAD AND WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO RESTART THEM?>>Secretary Pompeo: FOR THE TIME BEING THEY ARE. WE’VE RECALLED THE AMBASSADOR TO COME BACK TO WASHINGTON SO THAT WE CAN BEGIN TO THINK THROUGH HOW WE WOULD CHART THE PATH FORWARD AND I THINK — ALTHOUGH THE PRESIDENT HASN’T MADE A FINAL DECISION, WHAT THEY DID HERE WAS THEY TRIED TO USE TERROR TO IMPROVE THEIR NEGOTIATING POSITION AND I THINK ANYONE WHO WAS OBSERVED PRESIDENT TRUMP KNOWS WHETHER IT WAS IN HANOI WITH NORTH KOREA OR WHETHER IT’S BEEN AND HOW WE RESPONDED WHEN THE CHINESE RENEGED ON THEIR COMMITMENT TO THE TRADE DEAL, IN THE COURSE OF CONVERSATION BUT WE ARE TRYING TO IMPROVE BOTH TEAM’S OUTCOMES THROUGH A NEGOTIATED SOLUTION. IF THE OTHER TEAM COMMITS AN ACT THAT’S INCONSISTENT, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS NOT GOING TO TAKE THAT DEAL. HE’S NOT GOING TO TAKE A BAD DEAL. WE’RE LOOKING FOR MORE THAN WORDS ON PAPER. WERE LOOKING FOR REAL COMMITMENT AND THE TALIBAN DEMONSTRATED THAT EITHER THEY WEREN’T WILLING TO WORK COULDN’T LIVE UP TO THE COMMITMENT THEY NEEDED TO MAKE TO REDUCE VIOLENCE THERE.>>Chris: ‘S OF THE TALKS ARE OFTEN DEFINITELY?>>Secretary Pompeo: I HOPE WE GET THEM STARTED BACK. IT WILL ULTIMATELY BE UP TO THE TALIBAN BURIED THEY HAVE GOT TO DEMONSTRATE THAT THEY ARE PREPARED TO DO THE THINGS THAT WE ASK THEM TO DO IN THE COURSE OF THE NEGOTIATION.>>Chris: BUT THE TALIBAN, AS DAVID JUST REPORTED, HAS JUST COME OUT OF OUT OF THE ST COME OUT OF OUT OF THE SM COME OUT OF OUT OF THE S->>Secretary Pompeo: A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE — THOSE WORDS — COOLER HEADS I HOPE WILL PREVAIL. I DIDN’T SEE THE FULL STATEMENT, I DON’T KNOW ITS CONTEXT, I DON’T KNOW PRECISELY ISSUED IT. THE TALIBAN IS NOT MONOLITHIC.>>Chris: LET ME JUST — THEY SAID AMERICANS WILL SUFFER MORE THAN ANYONE ELSE AND THAT THIS WILL RESULT IN THE DEATH OF MORE AMERICAN TROOPS.>>Secretary Pompeo: I HOPE THAT’S NOT THE CASE. WE DON’T WANT ANY LOSS OF AMERICAN LIFE. KNOW THIS, KNOW THAT OUR DEPARTMENT DEFENDS — GENERAL MILLER HAVE THE FULL AUTHORITY TO DO WITH A NEED TO DO TO PROTECT AMERICAN SOLDIERS, SAILORS, AIR FORCE FOLKS WORKING THE AREA AND DO EVERYTHING THEY NEED TO DO TO PREVENT A TERROR ATTACK FROM EVER COMING BACK TO THE UNITED STATES AS IT DID NOW ALMOST 18 YEARS AGO.>>Chris: I WANT TO GET TO THE BIGGER QUESTION. WHO THOUGHT IT WAS A GOOD IDEA FOR THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES — YOU HAD AN AGREEMENT IN PRINCIPLE ALREADY, YOU’RE ON FIVE WITH TALIBAN LEADERS, FINE, WHO THOUGHT IT WAS A GOOD IDEA FOR THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TO MEET WITH TALIBAN LEADERS WHO HAVE THE BLOOD OF THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS ON THEIR HANDS JUST THREE DAYS BEFORE 9/11?>>Secretary Pompeo: WE KNOW THE HISTORY OF CAMP DAVID. WE REFLECTED ON THAT AS WE WERE THINKING ABOUT HOW TO DELIVER FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. SO AS WE CONSIDER THE RIGHT PATH FORWARD — YOUR POINT ABOUT AN AGREEMENT IMPOSSIBLE, I THINK THAT’S TRUE. STILL LOTS OF IMPLEMENTATION ISSUES, LOTS OF TECHNICAL ISSUES THAT NEEDED TO BE WORKED ON EVEN THOUGH WE’VE BEEN DOING THIS FOR MONTHS, PRESIDENT TRUMP ULTIMATELY MADE THE DECISION — HE SAID I WANT TO TALK TO THE PRESIDENT. I WANT TO TALK TO THE TALIBAN NEGOTIATORS. I WANT TO LOOK THEM IN THE EYE, I WANT TO SEE IF WE CAN GET TO THE FINAL OUTCOME THAT WE NEEDED SO THAT WE COULD SIGNOFF A DEAL, SO WE FOUND THAT ARRANGEMENT ACCEPTABLE, THAT THE VERIFICATION WAS ADEQUATE AND WE CONCLUDED THIS WAS A PERFECTLY APPROPRIATE PLACE. YOU KNOW THE HISTORY OF CAMP DAVID. LOTS OF BAD FOLKS HAVE COME THROUGH THAT PLACE, THERE HAVE BEEN LOTS OF PEACE NEGOTIATIONS TAKING PLACE. IT’S ALL MOST ALWAYS THE CASE, CHRIS, THAT YOU DON’T GET TO NEGOTIATE WITH GOOD GUYS. THE REASON YOU’RE IN NEGOTIATIONS, TO END WARS, TO END CONFLICTS, TO END VIOLENCE, TO REDUCE RISK TO THE IRAQI PEOPLE, IS ALMOST ALWAYS BECAUSE THE PERSON ACROSS THE TABLE ISN’T EXACTLY THE FINEST.>>Chris: I UNDERSTAND — I DON’T WANT TO PRESS THE POINT TOO MUCH, BUT YASSER ARAFAT WAS THERE AND OBVIOUSLY HE WAS RESPONSIBLE THE PALESTINIAN LIBERALIZATION, THE DEATH OF MANY PEOPLE.>>Secretary Pompeo: MANY AMERICANS.>>Chris: BUT THE TALIBAN HAS THE DEATHS OF THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS JUST THREE DAYS BEFORE 9/11. NO CONCERNS ABOUT THAT? AND I GUESS MY QUESTION IS — YOU KNOW, I CAN UNDERSTAND THE ENVOY TALKING, WHAT IS THE PRESIDENT HAVE TO CONFIRM THAT STATUS ON THEM?>>Secretary Pompeo: PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS VERY CLEAR. HE WANTED TO MAKE SURE WE GOT TO THE RIGHT PLACE. HE HAS ALWAYS BEEN SOMEONE — I’VE OBSERVED IS NOT FOR MY ENTIRE TIME WERE CONFIRM AS CIA DIRECTOR AND NOW SECRETARY OF STATE, HE IS WILLING TO TAKE RISKS. IF HE BELIEVES HE CAN DELIVER AN OUTCOME FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, HE WAS HOPEFUL THAT THIS CONVERSATION WOULD LEAD — WE’VE BEEN AT THIS NOW ALMOST TWO DECADES. $30 BILLION A YEAR AND WE’VE GOT TERROR RISKS ALL ACROSS THE WORLD, NOT JUST IN AFGHANISTAN. WE’VE GOT TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE THE FORCES POSTURED RIGHT ALL ACROSS THE WORLD. WE SOMETIMES SINGULARLY FOCUSED ON AFGHANISTAN BECAUSE OF ITS DEEP HISTORY AND DEEP CONNECTION WHAT THEY DID ON 9/11 THAT STILL ANGERS ME TO THIS VERY MOMENT, WITH GOT TO MAKE SURE WE GET IT RIGHT AND OUR EFFORTS OVER THE LAST MONTH HAVE BEEN TO DO THAT. PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS BEEN VERY CLEAR ABOUT OUR MISSION SET AND I HOPE WE WILL GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO CONTINUE TO HAVE DOWN THAT PATH SO WE CAN GET THE REDUCTION IN VIOLENCE AND WE CAN GET THE TALIBAN TO MAKE A COMMITMENT AND THEN LIVE UP WITH HER TO BREAK WITH AL QAEDA AND WE CAN GET THEM BACK AT THE NEGOTIATING TABLE WITH THEIR AFGHAN BROTHERS AND SISTERS TO REDUCE THE LEVEL OF VIOLENCE THERE.>>Chris: IRAN JUST ANNOUNCED THAT IT IS GOING TO USE ADVANCED CENTRIFUGES THAT WILL ALLOW IT TO ENRICH URANIUM FASTER. THIS IS AT LEAST THE THIRD — I DON’T HAVE TO TELL YOU, THE THIRD VIOLATION OF THE NUCLEAR DEAL THAT THEY HAVE MADE IN RECENT MONTHS. ALL OF THESE ARE SHORTENING THE TIME THAT IRAN WOULD NEED TO BUILD AN ATOMIC — NUCLEAR WEAPON TO LESS THAN A YEAR. IS THE THREAT OF A NUCLEAR IRAN INCREASING, AND GIVEN THE FACT U.S. SANCTIONS HAVE HAMMERED THE ECONOMY BUT THEY ARE NOT STOPPING IRAN IN THIS AREA, WHAT’S THE U.S. GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?>>Secretary Pompeo: WE HOPE THE WHOLE WORLD WILL JOIN US. PRESIDENT TRUMP IS BEEN VERY CLEAR, IRAN WON’T HAVE A NUCLEAR WEAPON ON OUR WATCH. WE WILL STOP IT. HE’S MADE CLEAR WE ARE PREPARED TO DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO ENSURE THAT THAT’S THE CASE. THE CHALLENGE IS OF COURSE WE CAME IN AFTER THE PREVISIT ADMINISTRATION HAD GIVEN THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC — AYATOLLAH, GIVEN HIM BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN ECONOMIC WEALTH WITH WHICH TO BUILD THESE VERY PROGRAMS AND AS YOU SEE, CHRIS, THEY CAN TURN THEM BACK ON LIKE THAT. ONE OF THE CENTRAL FAILURES OF THE JCPOA IS WHATEVER IT LIMITS THEIR WORK COULD BE TURNED BACK ON IN A MINUTE. WE SEE THIS. THEY MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT, THE NEXT THING YOU KNOW THEY ARE SPENDING CENTRIFUGES, HIGHER AND HIGHER ENRICHMENT RATES. THIS IS A CRAZY’S FAILED DEAL. OUR APPROACH IS BEEN VERY DIFFERENT, BUILD OUT ALLIANCES WITH THE GULF STATES, WITH ISRAEL, WITH ALL THE PARTNERS ON THE WORLD WHO UNDERSTAND THE THREAT OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS INSIDE OF THE MIDDLE EAST, INSIDE OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN AND TO REDUCE THE CAPACITY TO EXECUTE THAT, AND WE’VE DONE IT. IF WE CAN SEE IT WITH HEZBOLLAH. THEY HAVE FEWER RESOURCES. WE CAN SEE IT WITH THE MILITIAS IN IRAQ, THEY ARE SCRAMBLING FOR RESOURCES. WE THINK THE IRANIAN GOVERNMENT WILL SHRINK, THEIR GDP WILL SHRINK BY AS MUCH AS 12 OR 14% THIS YEAR. THIS WILL REDUCE THEIR CAPACITY TO PURCHASE THE THINGS THEY NEED, THE EQUIPMENT THEY NEED, THE MATERIALS THEY NEED TO INFLICT TERROR AROUND THE WORLD. IF THAT’S PRESIDENT TRUMP’S APPROACH. I THINK WE’VE BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL SO FAR. TO BE ONE PRESIDENT TRUMP TALKS ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF MEETING WITH IRANIAN PRESIDENT, POSSIBLY AT THE U.N. GENERAL ASSEMBLY LATER THIS MONTH, HERE HE IS.>>THERE INFLATION IS AT A NUMBER THAT FEW PEOPLE HAVE EVER SEEN INFLATION AT. AND IT’S A VERY SAD SITUATION. THEY COULD SOLVE IT VERY QUICKLY, WE COULD SOLVE IT IN 24 HOURS, BUT WE WILL SEE WHAT HAPPENS.>>Chris: BUT HE SAYS NO MEETING UNTIL ALL U.S. SANCTIONS ARE LIFTED FIRST AND PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS THERE’S NO WAY THAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN. WHAT DO YOU PUT THE ODDS OF ERIC TRUMP SUMMIT THIS MONTH AT THE U.N.?>>Secretary Pompeo: I WILL LEAVE THAT TO THE FOLKS IN VEGAS. HERE’S HOW I KNOW WE WILL THINK ABOUT IT. PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL THINK ABOUT WHETHER IT’S APPROPRIATE TO MEET BASED ON WHETHER HE THINKS WE CAN GET AN IMPROVED OUTCOME FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. HE HAS SAID HE WOULD MEET WITH HIM WITH NO PRECEDING P HIM WITH NO PRECEDING E HIM WITH NO PRECEDING O HIM WITH NO PRECEDING D HIM WITH NO PRECEDING T HIM WITH NO PRECEDING O HIM WITH NO PRECEDING S HIM WITH NO PRECEDING . END OF THE TUBES AND FROZE INSIDE THE GOVERNMENT. THERE ARE THOSE WHO THINK IT’S WIDE TO MEET, THOSE WHO CAN THINK IT WAS JUST KILL PEOPLE ON THE WORLD. MAKING SURE WE DO ALL WE CAN TO MAKE SURE THOSE THAT UNDERSTAND OF THE REVOLUTIONARY NATURE OF THE REGIME IS ON ACCEPTABLE AND THEY CUT OR CHANGE THE BEHAVIOR AND THAT AMERICA WILL NEVER PERMIT THEM TO HAVE A NUCLEAR WEAPON. THOSE INSIDE OF IRAN THAT UNDERSTAND THAT AND I THINK THE MAJORITY OF IRANIAN PEOPLE AS WELL. THOSE OF THE FOLKS THAT WE WANT TO TALK TO SO WE ULTIMATELY GET THE RIGHT OUTCOME. WE WANT A SUCCESSFUL IRAN. WE WANT THEM TO BE PART OF THE COMMUNITY OF NATIONS. YOU CAN’T DO THAT WHEN YOU’RE BUILDING MUSCLES THAT THREATEN EUROPE, THREATEN ISRAEL, AND BUILDING UP SYSTEMS THAT COULD ULTIMATELY CREATE A NUCLEAR WEAPON.>>Chris: FINALLY, YOU SPOKE AT KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY ON FRIDAY, WHICH DID NOT EXACTLY DAMPEN SPECULATION THAT YOU MIGHT RUN FOR THE SENATE NEXT YEAR. WHICH IS BEEN OBVIOUSLY TALKED ABOUT. IN FACT, JERRY MORAN, THE OTHER SENATOR, NOT THE SEAT THAT YOU WOULD BE GOING FOR POTENTIALLY, HAD TALKED ABOUT THE PROSPECTS OF YOU RUNNING THE OTHER DAY. HERE HE IS.>>WOULDN’T BE SURPRISED THAT HE WOULD ENTER THAT RACE AND I THINK YOU WOULD BE A GOOD, SOLID CANDIDATE THAT WOULD HAVE A LOT OF SUPPORT IN KANSAS.>>Chris: ‘S TO HAVE MORAN’S ENDORSEMENT. SOMEONE SAID THE OTHER DAY THAT YOU HAVE GONE RECENTLY FROM NO TO NO COMMENT. YOU CERTAINLY ARE NOT SHUTTING THE DOOR.>>Secretary Pompeo: THAT WAS VERY KIND OF THE SENATOR. I APPRECIATE THE VOTE OF CONFIDENCE AND I KNOW HE WAS TRYING TO BE INCREDIBLY HELPFUL, AS WAS SENATOR McCONNELL VARIED>>Chris: HE SAYS ARE HIS NUMBER ONE CHOICE.>>Secretary Pompeo: LET’S BE CLEAR, I’VE GIVEN US A MESSAGE FOR THE ENTIRE TIME UP AND ASK ABOUT THIS. THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO ARE ASKING ABOUT THIS OR FOLKS LIKE YOU, AND THAT’S JUST FINE. I’M FOCUSED ON WHAT I’M DOING EVERYDAY, SO LONG AS PRESIDENT TRUMP WANTS ME TO BE HIS SECRETARY, THAT’S WHAT I’M INTENT UPON. I’VE GIVEN IT A LOT LESS THOUGHT THAN IT SOUNDS LIKE OTHERS MAY HAVE.>>Chris: ONE LAST QUESTION IN THIS REGARD AND I WILL LET HER GO BECAUSE I KNOW IT’S WHAT YOU WILL SAY, I WANT TO DO IT PRESIDENT TRUMP WANTS ME TO DO. WHAT IF PRESIDENT TRUMP COMES TO YOU BECAUSE OF JERRY MORAN, BECAUSE OF MITCH McCONNELL EARLY NEXT SPRING AND SAYS YOU KNOW WHAT, THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU COULD DO FOR ME IS TO RUN FOR THE SENATE TO HOLD THE SENATE REPUBLICAN MAJORITY, THEN WHAT WOULD YOU DO?>>Secretary Pompeo: GOODNESS KNOWS. THESE ARE IMPOSSIBLE TO ANSWER BECAUSE I SPEND, AS YOU CAN SEE, I SPEND EVERY WAKING MOMENT TRYING TO DELIVER AMERICAN DIPLOMAS AROUND THE WORLD. GOING TO KEEP DOING THAT SO LONG AS I’M DOING THIS WE WILL SEE WHAT LIFE BRINGS ON THE NEXT THING IN LIFE APPROACHES.>>Chris: AND WE WANT TO THANK YOU FOR HONORING THE SERVICE OF SERGEANT BARRETO. WE ALL HOLD HIM IN OUR HEARTS, WE ALL HOLD THE HEARTS OF HIS FAMILY, YOU TELL ME HIS DAD WAS IN THE MILITARY, OTHER RELATIVES IN THE MILITARY, TERRIBLE LOSS.>>Secretary Pompeo: THANK YOU, IT WAS A TERRIBLE LOSS. THANK YOU FOR HONORING HIM BY BRINGING THIS BACK UP, A TRUE

Andrew Yang previews second round of Democratic debates


>>Chris: ‘S SUPPORTERS CALL THEMSELVES THE YANG GANG. THE CHANT POWERPOINT AT HIS RALLIES AND WERE BALL CAPS WITH MAT H ON THE FRONT FOR MAKE AMERICA THINK HARDER. JOINING US NOW FOR AN EXCLUSIVE “FOX NEWS SUNDAY” SIT DOWN, DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENT OF CANDIDATE AND ENTREPRENEUR ANDREW YANG, WHO WILL BE ON THE DEBATE STAGE THIS WEEK. MR. YANG, WELCOME TO “FOX NEWS SUNDAY.”>>THANKS FOR HAVING ME COME ACROSS. IT’S A PLEASURE TO BE HERE.>>Chris: LET’S START WITH THE LATEST FOX NEWS POLL THAT CAME OUT THIS WEEK. IT SHOWS YOU TIED FOR SIXTH PLACE WITH AMY KLOBUCHAR AT 3%, 30 POINTS BEHIND JOE BIDEN, BUT RUNNING AHEAD OF CORY BOOKER AND BETO O’ROURKE AND JULIAN CASTRO. I HAVE KIND OF A GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS QUESTION, WHY DO YOU THINK YOU’RE DOING BETTER THAN A LOT OF BETTER-KNOWN POLITICIANS AND ON THE OTHER HAND, HOW DO YOU EVER MAKE THE BIG JUMP THAT YOU STILL HAVE TO MAKE TO GET INTO THE TOP TIER OF CANDIDATES?>>Mr. Yang: ON THE POSITIVE SIDE, AMERICA, UNFORTUNATELY, HAS LOST A LOT OF CONFIDENCE IN ITS POLITICIANS. IT’S ONE REASON WHY I’M DOING SO WELL, AND BEATING MANY SITTING SENATORS AND GOVERNORS. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE REALIZE THAT OUR GOVERNMENT IS WAY BEHIND THE CURVE IN SOLVING THE REAL PROBLEMS. WE NEED TO CATCH UP AND SPEED UP AND THEY SEE SOMEONE LIKE ME AS SOMEONE WHO CAN HELP MAKE THAT POSSIBLE. IN TERMS OF MAKING THE BIG JUMP TO CATCH UP TO JOE BIDEN AND THE OTHER LEADERS, MOST AMERICANS ARE JUST TUNING IN TO WHO’S RUNNING IN 2020. I’M STILL INTRODUCING MYSELF TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. IT’S GOING TO BE A VERY, VERY FLUID RACE OVER THE WEEKS AND MONTHS TO COME. I’M VERY CONFIDENT I’M JUST GOING TO KEEP ON CLIMBING THE BOWLS AND START CATCHING UP TO THE LEADERS VERY SOON.>>Chris: YOU SAY PEOPLE ARE JUST TUNING IN, BUT IF THEY TUNED INTO THE FIRST DEMOCRATIC DEBATE, THEY DIDN’T SEE MUCH OF ANDREW YANG. YOU ENDED UP GETTING — I HAD TO GET CHECK THIS OUT, 2 MINUTES AND 50 SECONDS TOTAL IN A TWO HOUR DEBATE, BY FAR THE LEAST AMOUNT OF TIME OF ANY OF THE DEMOCRATS IN THE TWO DEBATES. WHAT’S YOUR PLAN TO GET MORE AIRTIME THIS WEEK TO>>Mr. Yang: I GOT TO ASK TWO QUESTIONS IN TWO HOURS, WHICH CERTAINLY WAS NOT ENOUGH BUT WE ARE VERY CONFIDENT THAT THIS WEDNESDAY I’M GOING TO HAVE MUCH, MUCH MORE OF AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE MY CASE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THAT THE REAL CENTRAL ISSUE IS WE ARE AUTOMATING AWAY MILLIONS OF MANUFACTURING JOBS AND NO RETAIL JOBS, CALL-CENTER JOBS AND ON AND ON THROUGH THE ECONOMY AND BECAUSE OF THE POLLING SUPPORT THAT WE HAVE, I’M NOT GOING TO HAVE JUST NEXT WEEK IN DETROIT, I’M GOING TO HAVE ALSO SEPTEMBER AND HOUSTON AND ON AND ON. MY CAMPAIGN IS GOING TO BE HERE THE ENTIRE WAY.>>Chris: I WANT TO TALK ABOUT YOUR POLICY PROPOSAL AND AUTOMATION BUT JUST TO GET BACK TO THE DEBATE, ONE WAY THAT IS TRIED AND TRUE TO GET MORE ATTENTION AND AIRTIME IS TO GO AFTER THE FRONT RUNNERS. YOU’RE GOING TO BE ON THE STAGE ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT WITH TWO OF THE FRONT RUNNERS, VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN AND SENATOR HARRIS. ANY THOUGHTS ABOUT GOING AFTER THEM, ONE BECAUSE OF DIFFERENCES ON ISSUES AND TWO BECAUSE IT WILL GET YOU MORE ATTENTION?>>Mr. Yang: MY FOCUS IS ON SOLVING THE PROBLEMS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND TO THE EXTENT THAT I CAN DRIVE THE CONVERSATION TOWARDS THOSE ISSUES, I’M VERY, VERY EXCITED ABOUT IT. I DON’T THINK THAT WE BENEFIT IF I’M THROWING ROCKS AT OTHER CANDIDATES WHEN FRANKLY I AGREE WITH THEM ON MANY, MANY ISSUES. AND I THINK RIGHT NOW MY FOCUS REALLY IS ON STILL INTRODUCING MYSELF TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.>>Chris: ONE OF YOUR MAIN MESSAGES, WHICH YOU REFERRED TO A MOMENT AGO, IS TO SAY THIS COUNTRY IS GOING THROUGH A DRAMATIC ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION IN LARGE PART BECAUSE OF AUTOMATION AND YOU SAY THAT YOU WILL KEEP THE PROMISES TO WORKING-CLASS AMERICANS THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS FAILED TO KEEP TO THEM. HERE YOU ARE IN THE FIRST DEBAT DEBATE.>>I CAN BUILD A MUCH BROADER COALITION TO BEAT DONALD TRUMP. IT IS NOT LEFT, IT IS NOT RIGHT, IT IS FORWARD, AND THAT IS WHERE I WILL TAKE THE COUNTRY IN 2020.>>Chris: YOU PROPOSE WHAT YOU CALL THE AMERICAN MALL ACT, LIKE SHOPPING MALL ACT WITH A $6 BILLION FUND. HOW WOULD THAT WORK?>>Mr. Yang: WELL, WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF AUTOMATING AWAY THE MOST COMMON JOBS IN THE U.S. ECONOMY WHICH INCLUDES RETAIL WORKER, CALL-CENTER WORKER, TRUCK DRIVER, FOOD SERVICE. THESE ARE THE JOBS THAT ARE DISAPPEARING AROUND THE COUNTRY AND UNFORTUNATELY THEY ARE ALSO THE MOST COMMON JOBS. THE AMAZON IS CLOSING 30% OF OUR MALLS AND STORES AND PLAYING ZERO IN TAXES WHILE DOING IT. AND THESE MALLS BECOME SINKHOLES. THEY CAUSE BLIGHT, BECOME HAVENS FOR CRIME AND BAD ACTION, SO WE NEED TO HELP COMMUNITIES TRANSITION THESE MALLS TO BECOME COMMUNITY CENTERS OR SCHOOLS OR EVEN RESIDENTIAL, BUT IN THE ABSENCE OF THAT KIND OF MOVE, THESE GHOST MALLS BECOME THE LAST PLACE ANYONE WANTS TO BE AND THEY DESTROY PROPERTY VALUE FOR MILES AROUND.>>Chris: BUT WHAT YOU DO IF AUTOMATION IS THE PROBLEM, WHAT YOU DO TO HELP THE WORKER WHO HAS SKILLS FOR AN EARLIER ERA TRANSITION AND GET A JOB IN THESE TIMES?>>Mr. Yang: THE FIRST BIG STEP IS WE NEED TO HAVE EVERYONE SHARE IN ALL OF THE GAINS FROM THIS PROGRESS AND INNOVATION. MY FLAGSHIP PROPOSAL OF FREEDOM DIVIDEND WOULD PUT $1,000 A MONTH INTO THE HANDS OF EVERY AMERICAN SO THAT IF YOU ARE — MALL CLOSES OR YOUR JOB GETS BLASTED AWAY YOU AT LEAST HAVE $12,000 A YEAR THAT HELPS TAKE THE PRESSURE OFF AND HELP YOU TRANSITION IN A BETTER DIRECTION.>>Chris: BUT ARE YOU BASICALLY ON YOUR OWN? IN OTHER WORDS, ARE YOU GOING TO PROVIDE RETRAINING PROGRAMS? ARE YOU BASICALLY SING HAS $12,000, HELP YOURSELF?>>Mr. Yang: WE CERTAINLY NEED TO INVEST IN THE RETRAINING OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, BUT WE ALSO HAVE TO BE HONEST THAT WE ARE TERRIBLE AT RETRAINING. THE SUCCESS RATES FOR FEDERALLY FUNDED RETRAINING PROGRAMS FOR THE DISPLACED MANUFACTURING WORKERS IN THE MIDWEST WERE BETWEEN ZERO AND 15%. AND PRETENDING THAT WE’RE SOMEHOW GOING TO BECOME EXCELLENT AT RETRAINING AMERICANS IS LYING TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. I WAS JUST AT A TRUCK STOP IN IOWA. IF YOU WENT TO THOSE TRUCKERS AND SAID WE ARE GOING TO RETRAIN YOU TO BE CODERS OR ENGINEERS THEY WOULD BE MORE LIKELY TO PUNCH YOU IN THE FACE THEN SIGN UP, SO WE NEED TO PUT THE RESOURCES DIRECTLY INTO OUR HANDS, THE HANDS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. CERTAINLY WE NEED TO INVEST IN RETRAINING PROGRAMS BUT WE ALSO HAVE TO BE REALISTIC ABOUT WHAT WE CAN AND CAN’T ACCOMPLISH.>>Chris: OKAY, LET’S TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE CONCERNS ABOUT YOUR BIG PROGRAM, THE FREEDOM DIVIDEND, ALSO CALLED UNIVERSAL BREAKS OF INCOME. $1,000 A MONTH TO EVERY ADULT, EVERYBODY OVER 18 REGARDLESS OF WHETHER YOUR JEFF BEZOS OR THE GUY ON THE STREET. $12,000 A YEAR. ESTIMATES ARE THAT YOUR PLAN WOULD COST ABOUT $3 TRILLION A YEAR. AND THE MAIN WAY YOU WOULD DO IT — YOU HAVE SOME OTHER METHODS, BUT YOUR MAIN WAY IS A VALUE-ADDED TAX, THE KIND OF SALES TAX THEY HAVE IN EUROPE, WHICH IS WHAT YOU SAY WOULD PAY FOR THIS. FIRST OF ALL, IT’S BASICALLY A SALES TAX, WHICH AS YOU KNOW IS ONE OF THE MORE REGRESSIVE ONES, AND SECONDLY, INDEPENDENT GROUPS LIKE THE TAX FOUNDATION SAY — THEY’VE LOOKED AT ALL OF YOUR PLANS — THEY SAY THAT YOUR NUMBERS DON’T ADD UP. THAT IN FACT WHAT YOU WOULD GET FROM ALL OF THIS IS LESS THAN $500 A MONTH PER PERSON, NOT A THOUSAND DOLLARS A MONTH PER PERSON.>>Mr. Yang: FIRST, THE HEADLINE COST IS MUCH LOWER THAN $3 TRILLION BECAUSE WE ARE ALREADY SPENDING OVER 1.5 TRILLION ON VARIOUS DIRECT INCOME SUPPORT PROGRAMS. BUT IF WE PUT A MECHANISM IN PLACE FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE A SLIVER OF EVERY AMAZON TRANSACTION — AND AGAIN, AMAZON IS A TRILLION DOLLAR TECH COMPANY THAT PAID ZERO IN TAXES LAST YEAR. IF WE GIVE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE A SLIVER OF EVERY AMAZON TRANSACTION, EVERY GOOGLE SEARCH COME EVERY FACEBOOK AD, EVERY ROBOT TRUCK MILE, WE CAN GENERATE HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS IN NEW REVENUE AND THE GREAT THING IS WHEN WE PUT THIS DIVIDEND INTO YOUR HANDS, THOUSAND DOLLARS A MONTH, WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO? THE MONEY GOES RIGHT BACK INTO LOCAL COMMUNITIES IN THE ECONOMY. IT GOES TO CAR REPAIRS AND DAY CARE IN LITTLE LEAGUE SIGN-UPS. ALL THE THINGS THAT MAKE US HEALTHIER AND STRONGER AND WOULD HELP CREATE MILLIONS OF JOBS AROUND THE COUNTRY.>>Chris: BUT I WANT TO PICK UP ON SOMETHING YOU JUST SAID. WHATEVER IT IS, WITH A TRILLION AND A HALF DOLLARS A YEAR IN MONEY TRANSFERS, THAT’S ONE OF THE CONCERNS, BECAUSE SOME CONSERVATIVES ARE SAYING WELL, LOOK, IF WE WERE GIVING EVERYBODY $12,000 A YEAR, WE COULD REPLACE THE WELFARE STATE. YEAH, EVERYBODY’S GOING TO GET THE ANDREW YANG FREEDOM DIVIDEND, BUT THEN THE CONSERVATIVES CAN DO AWAY WITH SOCIAL PROGRAMS THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE AT THE LOWER END OF THE INCOME SCALE DEPEND ON.>>Mr. Yang: WELL, MY PROGRAM IS UNIVERSAL, BUT IT’S OPT IN AND IF YOU OPT IN THEN YOU’D BE FORGOING BENEFITS FROM CERTAIN EXISTING PROGRAMS. SO THIS TO ME WOULD BE A WIN-WIN-WIN WHERE YOU HAVE THESE RESOURCES IN THE HANDS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. YOU DON’T HAVE RESTRICTIONS ON HOW PEOPLE SPEND IT AND YOU ALSO GET RID OF A LOT OF THE NEGATIVE INCENTIVES BECAUSE THE FACT IS A LOT OF THESE PROGRAMS GIVE YOU LESS IF YOU DO BETTER AND WOULD HAVE TO MAKE IT SO IF YOU DO BETTER YOU DO BETTER.>>Chris: FINAL QUESTION, AND THIS IS ANOTHER CONCERN PEOPLE HAVE, LOOK, WHEN YOU WORK, YOU GET MORE OUT OF IT THAN MONEY. YOU GET SELF-ESTEEM. YOU GET SOCIAL INTERACTION. DOES A LOT OF THINGS, AND SOME PEOPLE ARE CONCERNED THAT WITH YOUR, IN EFFECT, 12,000 A YEAR HANDOUT THAT YOUR DELINKING INCOME FROM ACTUALLY EARNING A LIVING.>>Mr. Yang: I’M ASIAN, SO YOU KNOW I LOVE TO WORK. YOU HAVE TO BE A LITTLE BIT BROADER ABOUT HOW YOU THINK ABOUT WORK. MY WIFE IS AT HOME WITH OUR TWO YOUNG BOYS, ONE OF WHOM HAS AUTISM. WHAT IS THE MARKET VALUE OF HER WORK AT RIGHT NOW? AT ZERO, AND WE KNOW THAT’S THE OPPOSITE THE TRUTH. WE KNOW THE WORK SHE’S DOING IS AMONG THE MOST CHALLENGING AND VITAL WORK. IN OUR SOCIETY. SO WE NEED TO THINK BIGGER ABOUT WHAT WE MEAN BY WORK. BUT MOST AMERICANS KNOW THAT PUTTING A BIT OF MONEY INTO YOUR HANDS IS GOING TO MAKE YOU WORK HARDER IN MANY CONTEXTS AND IT’S CERTAINLY NOT GOING TO TAKE SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO WORK AND SAY I’M GOING TO KICK BACK AND, BECAUSE A THOUSAND DOLLARS A MONTH IS NOT ENOUGH TO THRIVE IN ANY ENVIRONMENT.>>Chris: MR. YANG, THANK YOU, THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR WEEKEND AND YOUR IDEAS WITH US AND WE WILL BE TRACKING HOW MUCH TIME YOU ACTUALLY GET TO SPEAK IN THE DEBATE THIS WEEK.>>Mr. Yang: THANK YOU, CHRIS, HOPEFULLY I WILL SEE YOU IN DETROIT.

Can Trump order US companies to stop working with China?


>>Chris: JOHN ROBERTS REPORTING FROM THE G7 IN FRANCE. THANKS FOR THAT. JOINING US NOW FOR AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW FROM THE SUMMIT, TREASURY SECRETARY STEVEN MNUCHIN. MR. SECRETARY, I WANT TO ASK YOU FIRST ABOUT THE PRESIDENT’S COMMENT THIS MORNING THAT HE HAS SECOND THOUGHTS ABOUT THE TRADE ONE WITH CHINA, WHICH SET OFF SOME CONFUSION, WHICH I HOPE YOU WILL CLEAR UP, WHICH IS IT? IS HE REGRETTING HOW FAR THE TRADE WAR HAS GONE? IS HE THINKING ABOUT HOLDING OFF ON ANOTHER ROUND OF TARIFFS, OR DOES HE WISH HE BEEN EVEN MORE AGGRESSIVE?>>Secretary Mnuchin: WELL, CHRIS, IT’S GREAT TO BE HERE WITH YOU. THE PRESIDENT IS DETERMINED TO HAVE FAIR AND RECIPROCAL TRADE WITH CHINA IN THIS MORNING’S COMMENT WAS MEANT TO SAY THAT HE’S DETERMINED AS EVER ON THIS ISSUE. HE WANTS A GOOD DEAL. HE WANTS FREE, FAIR, AND RECIPROCAL TRADE.>>Chris: PRESIDENT TRUMP TWEETED THIS ON FRIDAY ABOUT AMERICAN BUSINESSES, I WANT TO PUT IT UP ON THE SCREEN. “OUR GREAT AMERICAN COMPANIES ARE HEREBY ORDERED TO IMMEDIATELY START LOOKING FOR AN ALTERNATIVE TO CHINA, INCLUDING BRINGING YOUR COMPANY’S HOME AND MAKING OUR PRODUCTS IN THE USA.” MR. SECRETARY, IS THE PRESIDENT ORDERING U.S. COMPANIES TO STOP DOING BUSINESS WITH CHINA AND IF SO, UNDER WHAT AUTHORITY?>>Secretary Mnuchin: WELL, HE WOULD HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO DO THAT IF HE DECLARED AN EMERGENCY. HE HAS NOT DONE THAT. I THINK WHAT HE WAS SAYING IS HE’S ORDERING COMPANIES TO START LOOKING BECAUSE HE WANTS TO MAKE SURE TO THE EXTENT WE ARE IN AN EXTENDED TRADE WAR THAT COMPANIES DON’T HAVE THESE ISSUES AND MOVE OUT OF CHINA AND WE WANT THEM TO BE IN PLACES WHERE THEY ARE TRADING PARTNERS THAT RESPECT US AND TRADE WITH US FAIRLY.>>Chris: I WANT TO JUST PUSH DOWN ON US A LITTLE BIT BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT CLAIMS HE DOES HAVE AUTHORITY ON SOMETHING CALLED THE EMERGENCY ECONOMIC POWERS ACT PASSED IN 1977, HERE HE IS ON FRIDAY NIGHT.>>WHILE IN 1977 WE HAD AN ACT PASSED, A NATIONAL EMERGENCY — WE WILL SEE HOW THAT GOES BUT I HAVE THE ABSOLUTE RIGHT. 1977, CHECK IT OUT.>>Chris: BUT THERE ARE A COUPLE OF PROBLEMS HERE, MR. SECRETARY. FIRST OF ALL, AS YOU POINTED OUT THE PRESIDENT HAS TO DECLARE A NATIONAL EMERGENCY, WHICH HE HASN’T. SECONDLY, THE ACT ONLY BLOCKS AMERICAN COUNTRIES SENDING FUTURE FUNDS, NOT PAST INVESTMENTS. AND ALSO IN THE PAST OF THE LAST 42 YEARS HAS ONLY BEEN USED TO STOP BUSINESSES WITHOUT LAW NATIONS OR WITH DRUG DEALERS, NOT WITH TRADING PARTNERS. SO IS THIS REALLY A REALISTIC OPTION FOR THE PRESIDENT?>>Secretary Mnuchin: THE PRESIDENT HAS LOTS OF OPTIONS. AND AGAIN, OUR FIRST CHOICE IS TO HAVE FAIR AND RECIPROCAL TRADE. THE REASON WHY WE PUT ON TARIFFS IS FOR THE LAST TWO AND A HALF YEARS WE’VE BEEN WORKING WITH CHINA TO REBALANCE THE TRADING RELATIONSHIP AND IT HASN’T REBALANCED. THE TRADE DEFICIT HAS GROWN SIGNIFICANTLY DESPITE ASSURANCES FROM CHINA THAT WE WOULD IMPROVE THIS. AS YOU KNOW, WHEN WE WERE CLOSE TO A DEAL, THE PRESIDENT WAS HAPPY AND THEY BACKED OFF OF THAT. SO THE PRESIDENT DOES HAVE LOTS OF AUTHORITIES. YOU KNOW WE USE THESE AUTHORITIES SUCCESSFULLY WITH MEXICO ON CERTAIN ISSUES THERE. WE NOW ARE CLOSE TO HAVING TO FLEE USMCA PAST. A TERRIFIC MEETING WITH CANADA TODAY ON THIS AND WE’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING THAT AGREEMENT PAST.>>Chris: SO JUST TO THIS UP, THE PRESIDENT FULLY INTENDS TO IMPOSE THE NEXT ROUND OF SANCTIONS AS HE’S ANNOUNCED ON SEPTEMBER 1ST UNLESS THERE IS SOME BREAK IN THE NEGOTIATIONS?>>Secretary Mnuchin: ABSOLUTELY. AND TO THE EXTENT THAT THE CHINESE RESPOND AGAIN, YOU CAN ASSUME THE PRESIDENT WILL CONSIDER ALL HIS OPTIONS.>>Chris: I WANT TO ASK YOU ABOUT ANOTHER TWEET FROM THE PRESIDENT ON FRIDAY, LET’S PUT THIS UP ON THE SCREEN. THE ONLY QUESTION IS, WHO IS OUR BIGGER ENEMY, JAY POWELL, THE HEAD OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE, OR THE PRESIDENT OF CHINA? QUESTION, DOES THE PRESIDENT REALLY REGARD THE CHAIRMAN OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE, WHOM HE APPOINTED, TO BE AN ENEMY OF THE COUNTRY AND I GUESS A LARGER QUESTION, WHICH IS WITH ALL OF THESE STATEMENTS FROM THE PRESIDENT, ALL OF THESE TWEETS, HOW SERIOUSLY, HOW LITERALLY SHOULD WE TAKE WHAT THE PRESIDENT SAYS HE MET>>Secretary Mnuchin: WELL, LET ME FIRST COMMENT ON THE PRESIDENT SHE SIDE OF THIS. I WAS WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP TODAY AND HE WAS VERY CLEAR THAT PRESIDENT XI IS STILL HIS FRIEND, HE HAS A VERY GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH PRESIDENT XI. WE WORKED ON LOTS OF DIFFERENT THINGS TOGETHER, BUT AS IT RELATES TO FINANCIAL ISSUES AND TRADE, WE HAVE BECOME ENEMIES. WE ARE NOT MAKING PROGRESS. BUT THIS WAS NOT INTENDED TO SEND A MESSAGE THAT PRESIDENT XI IS HIS ENEMY IN THE SENSE OF ALL THESE DIFFERENT AREAS AND THE OTHER THING I WOULD SAY IS WE ARE VERY HOPEFUL THAT THERE WILL BE A HUMANE SOLUTION IN HONG KONG. WE ARE OBVIOUSLY WATCHING WHAT’S GOING ON THERE. THE PRESIDENT AGAIN REITERATED HE THINKS THAT PRESIDENT XI SAT DOWN WITH THE PROTESTERS, HE COULD GET THIS OVER WITH IN A FEW HOURS, SO WE ARE HOPEFUL THAT THERE WILL BE CALM IN HONG KONG.>>Chris: LET ME PICK UP ON THAT. IF THERE ISN’T, IF THE CHINESE WERE TO CRACKDOWN AS THEY DID IN TIANANMEN SQUARE IN 1989, WHAT IMPACT WILL THAT HAVE ON U.S. RELATIONS WITH CHINA?>>Secretary Mnuchin: ARE NOT GOING TO SPECULATE BECAUSE THAT’S NOT THE OUTCOME WE ARE HOPING FOR. THE OUTCOME WERE HOPING FOR IS A PEACEFUL OUTCOME. I THINK YOU KNOW THERE WAS A DEAL WITH THE U.K. ONE HONG KONG WAS TRANSFERRED OVER. WE WOULD EXPECT CHINA TO MEET THAT DEAL. AND IT’S SOMETHING WE HOPE THEY RESPECT THE LAWS AND THEY RESPECT WHAT’S GOING ON THERE BUT PRESIDENT TRUMP IS HOPING THERE WILL BE A HUMANE SOLUTION THERE.>>Chris: SO YOU WERE AT PAINS TO SAY CHAIRMAN SHE IS NOT AN ENEMY OF THE COUNTRY, BUT YOU DIDN’T SAY THE SAME ABOUT FED CHAIRMAN POWELL.>>Secretary Mnuchin: REALLY I WANTED TO FIRST COMMENT ON PRESIDENT XI. ON POWELL I THINK — I DON’T THINK IT WAS A LITERAL COMMENT THAT HE IS AN ENEMY, BUT YOU KNOW MY POSITION ON THE FED IS THAT I DON’T MAKE SPECIFIC COMMENTS ABOUT THE FED. I MEET WITH CHAIRMAN POWELL WEEKLY AND AS MY ROLE AS TREASURY SECRETARY, I DON’T COMMENT SPECIFICALLY ON THE FED.>>Chris: BUT THIS DOES BRING UP THE BIGGER QUESTION, WHICH I DO WANT YOU TO ADDRESS. FOR AMERICANS, WHETHER JUST PEOPLE, PEOPLE INVESTING, CEOs, WHEN THE PRESIDENT SAYS SOMETHING, HOW SERIOUSLY, HOW LITERALLY SHOULD WE TAKE IT?>>Secretary Mnuchin: I THINK MOST OF THE TIME YOU SHOULD TAKE IT VERY LITERALLY. I THINK SOMETIMES HE SAYS THINGS THAT ARE MEANT TO BE A JOKE. OBVIOUSLY THE COMMENT RECENTLY ON THE CHOSEN ONE, THAT WAS SAID TONGUE-IN-CHEEK. IF THAT WASN’T MEANT TO BE A SERIOUS COMMENT. I THINK MOST PEOPLE KNOW THE PRESIDENT IS SERIOUS ABOUT CHINA AND TRADE, SO PEOPLE SHOULD UNDERSTAND THAT. HE IS VERY DETERMINED. HE’S TRYING TO CORRECT SOMETHING THAT’S GONE ON FOR THE LAST 20 YEARS, BUT WE HAVE A VERY UNFAIR TRADING RELATIONSHIP THAT’S BEEN A TREMENDOUS DISADVANTAGE TO U.S. COMPANIES AND U.S. WORKERS. AND HE’S WORKING HARD TO REBALANCE THAT.>>Chris: WHEN CHAIRMAN POWELL SPOKE AT THAT FED CONFERENCE OUT IN WYOMING ON FRIDAY, HE SAID ONE OF THE GREATEST HEADWINDS THAT HE AND THE ECONOMY ARE FACING ARE THE PRESIDENT’S TRADE POLICIES. IN FACT, THERE ARE A NUMBER, AND I THINK WE COULD ALL AGREE, THERE ARE A NUMBER OF SIGNS OF STRENGTH IN THE ECONOMY, ESPECIALLY JOBS, ESPECIALLY GDP GROWTH, AT LEAST SOLID SIGNS OF STRENGTH, BUT THERE ARE SOME CONCERNS AND I WANT TO ASK YOU ABOUT THOSE. GROWTH OF BUSINESS INVESTMENT DROPPED FROM 9% LAST YEAR TO 1.4% NOW IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR HAS CONTRACTED FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2009. SECRETARY MNUCHIN, MANY FINANCIAL EXPERTS SAY ONE OF THE BIGGEST HEADWINDS THAT THEY NOW FACE AS COMPANIES DECIDING WHETHER TO INVEST MORE INVESTORS DECIDING WHETHER TO PUT MORE MONEY IN THE STOCK MARKET, IS UNCERTAINTY ABOUT ADMINISTRATION POLICIES AND THAT THAT UNCERTAINTY IS A MUCH BIGGER PROBLEM THAN WHETHER OR NOT THE FED SHOULD DROP INTEREST RATES 100 BASIS POINTS OR 1%.>>Secretary Mnuchin: LET ME FIRST COMMENT THAT THE SINGLE BIGGEST THING THAT EVERYBODY IS TALKING ABOUT HERE IN FRANCE IS THE U.S. ECONOMY. IF THE BRIGHT SPOT IN THE WORLD. WE HAVE GROWTH. PEOPLE ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT DOING TAX CUTS AND CUTTING REGULATIONS IN EUROPE, SO PEOPLE ARE LOOKING AT THE TRUMP ECONOMIC POLICIES AND WANTING TO REPLICATE THEM, BECAUSE THAT’S THE REASON WE HAVE ALL THIS GROWTH. SECOND ISSUE I’D SAY IS THE CONSUMER IS VERY, VERY STRONG. WE ARE SEEING THAT ACROSS THE BOARD AND THE THIRD ISSUE I WOULD SAY IS ON THESE OTHER STATISTICS I THINK YOU’VE GOT TO LOOK AT THEM QUARTERLY. THERE IS A BUNCH OF VOLATILITY. AT THE END OF LAST YEAR PEOPLE WORRY ABOUT THE ECONOMY SLOWING DOWN BASED UPON SOME NUMBERS AND THEN THE NUMBERS CAME OUT IN THE BEGINNING OF THIS YEAR AND IT WAS CLEAR THE ECONOMY WAS ROARING BACK. AND AS IT RELATES TO UNCERTAINTY, THERE’S ONLY ONE AREA, AND THAT’S TRADE. WE ARE CLOSE TO HAVING A MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT WITH JAPAN. WE EXPECT TO HAVE USMCA PASSED IN THE NEXT MONTH OR TWO. THAT’S GOING TO ADD A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT TO U.S. GROWTH AND GROWTH IN MEXICO. AND IN CANADA, WE HAD THE KOREA DEAL DONE. IF THERE’S THREE OR FOUR OTHER MAJOR AGREEMENTS THAT THE AMBASSADOR IS WORKING ON. SO THESE TRADING RELATIONSHIPS ARE GOING TO ADD SIGNIFICANTLY TO GROWTH AND WE ARE STILL SOMEWHAT HOPEFUL THAT CHINA WILL COME AROUND AND ENTER INTO A FAIR, GOOD DEAL WITH US.>>Chris: LET ME JUST PUSH BACK A LITTLE BIT ON THE IDEA THAT THE ONLY CONCERN IS TRADE. BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT HAS FLIPPED ON A FEW ISSUES. FOR INSTANCE, TARIFFS AND TAXES IN RECENT DAYS AND I WANT TO PLAY SOME OF HIS CONTRADICTORY STATEMENTS. SPEAK OF THE TARIFFS ARE NOT BEING PAID FOR BY OUR PEOPLE, IT’S BEING PAID FOR BY CHINA. WE DO IT FOR THE CHRISTMAS SEASON, JUST IN CASE SOME OF THE TARIFFS WOULD HAVE AN IMPACT ON U.S. CUSTOMERS.>>PAYROLL TAXES SOMETHING THAT WE THINK ABOUT AND A LOT OF PEOPLE WOULD LIKE TO SEE THAT.>>ARE NOT LOOKING AT A TAX CUT NOW, WE DON’T NEED IT, WE HAVE A STRONG ECONOMY.>>Chris: THE ISSUE IS WHETHER OR NOT — YOU CAN SEE THIS WIDELY. I’M SURE YOU’VE READ IT TOO, SECRETARY, WHETHER THIS ADMINISTRATION HAS A STEADY PATH TO KEEP US OUT OF RECESSION. AND THE QUESTION I GUESS I HAVE FOR YOU IS AS THE MARKETS OPEN ON MONDAY AFTER FALLING 600 POINTS IN JUST A FEW HOURS ON FRIDAY, WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SAY TO THAT?>>Secretary Mnuchin: CHRIS, FIRST OF ALL, WE DON’T SEE A RECESSION ON THE HORIZON. I DON’T THINK THE YIELD CURVE REFLECTS A DISSENT RECESSION. I THINK THE YIELD CURVE REFLECTS THE FACT THAT IT ANTICIPATES THE FED IS GOING TO LOWER SHORT-TERM RATES. AND THE LONG AND HAS ALREADY REFLECTED THAT. IF THAT’S THE THING. THE SECOND THING ON TARIFFS, THE REASON WHY THE PRESIDENT DECIDED TO DELAY 150 BILLION OF TARIFFS WAS BECAUSE U.S. COMPANIES HAD ALREADY PURCHASED THOSE GOODS FOR HOLIDAY IN U.S. DOLLARS, SO IT WAS A VERY SPECIFIC SITUATION THAT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH PASSING ON OR NOT PASSING ON — THOSE HAD BEEN PERMITTED TO PRIOR TO THE TARIFFS GOING INTO EFFECT AND THAT’S SOMETHING WE WANTED TO DO AS IT RELATES TO HOLIDAY. AS IT RELATES TO PRICES GOING UP, GOING FORWARD WE HAVE SEEN CHINA DEPRECIATE THEIR CURRENCY. THAT’S GOING TO MEAN THAT A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF THE TARIFFS ARE PAID FOR BY CHINA. IF WE HAVEN’T ANY INFLATION YET. WE HAVEN’T SEEN PRICES GO UP. WE WILL HAVE SOME EXCEPTIONS FOR THE RARE CIRCUMSTANCES WHERE WE HAVE PROBLEMS AND THE AMBASSADOR IS RUNNING THAT. SO I DON’T THINK THERE’S ANY MISCHARACTERIZATION ON THE TERRACE ISSUE. AND I’D BE HAPPY TO COMMENT ON THE TAX ISSUE IF YOU WANT AS WELL.>>Chris: WE ARE OUT OF TIME. BUT THAT’S ONLY A BETTER REASON FOR YOU TO COME BACK WHEN YOU’RE BACK IN HIS COUNTRY AND SET ACROSS THE DESK FROM US AND WE WILL HAVE A CONVERSATION. SECRETARY MNUCHIN, THANK YOU, THANKS FOR TAKING TIME FROM THE SUMMIT TO SPEAK WITH US AND WE

Bad Hombres, Nasty Women (ft. “Weird Al” Yankovic)


good evening well, first of all, it’s great to be with you and thank you, everybody this is it–your last chance to make an impression so…let’s make it count okay we know we’ve got lots of work to do let’s do this in B-flat minor AHHHHHHsuch a nasty woman he choked (preekotos) wrong (cheetos) he choked (omnipitos) wrong he goes around with crocodile tears (schmeegoros) wrong (trumptos) such a nasty woman (eclintonpros)we have so many adversaries overseas can we all agree to be frenemies? I would work with our allies in the Middle East that’s the only way we’re going to keep the peace (okay) Mosul, Mosul, Mosul so sad, so sad it’s a catastrophe so bad, so bad can everyone achieve the American Dream or should they sign up for my Ponzi Scheme? we are gonna go where the money is (alright) we are gonna help small businesses our jobs are being sucked out of our economy right now, our country is dying dying bigly, bigly why should you run the show? we’ve gotta do more tell us ’cause we need to know we need to get the drug lords two more weeks until we vote you get shot walkin’ to the store who should really run the show Donald got into a twitter war for the Supreme Court, who would you choose? please don’t say me–I’m a busy duuude the Supreme Court, it’s what it’s all about the second amendment is under such, such trauma I understand and respect gun ownership I hope the Senate confirms the nominee of President Obama to stop a cold war, what should we be doin? would you go thumbwrestle Vladimir Putin? I don’t know Putin–this is not my best friend he’s outsmarted Hillary and she’s playing Chicken look at a startup they signed you are willing to spout the Putin line these cyber attacks from the Kremlin are designed to influence our election Putin has a very clear favorite in this race he’d rather have a puppet as President of the United States why should you run the show? (PREEKOTOS CHEETOS OMNIPITOS) we have horrible deals tell us, ’cause we need to know (SCHMEEGORÓS TRUMPTOS EECLINTONPROS) Donald bought Chinese steel two more weeks until we vote I should win easily who should really run the show? he’s talkin down our democracy it’s so dishonest I say it’s rigged she should never have been allowed to run based on what she did (I see) our democracy works–we’ve had free and fair elections Donald thinks things are rigged every time things are not going in his direction we have some bad, bad hombres here and we’re gonna get em out it’s what it’s all about bad hombres why should you run the show? I wanna raise the minimum wage tell us, ’cause we need to know our country is so outraged two more weeks until we vote we invest from the ground up who should really run the show our jobs are being sucked, suckedwow–that was great, guys! fantastic melodies thanks a lot for doin a great job I’m very proud of that IS IT WINDY IN HERE OR IS IT JUST ME?JUST ME? THIS IS–THIS IS MY WIND? JUST–JUST FOR ME? cool! Schmoyoho, accent on the yó debates are better as musicals check out Weird Al and here are all the debates songs and a bunch of bonus stuff on our new Patreon whoever sings best gets four years to run the show BALANCE BUDGETS (the show) SHAVE PEOPLE’S HEADS (the show) FIGHT WARS (run the show) CHILL WITH CELEBS (the show) KISS CHILDREN

Pete Buttigieg talks mass shootings, his record as mayor on Fox News Sunday


THIS WILL NOT DEFINE US.>>Chris: US NOW FROM THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL, SOUTH BEND MAYOR PETE BUTTIGIEG. WELCOME BACK TO FOX NEWS SUNDAY. AFTER THE TERRIBLE SHOOTING IN EL PASO YESTERDAY, YOU SAID THAT THIS COUNTRY IS UNDER ATTACK FROM HOMEGROWN VIOLENT WHITE NATIONALISM. EXPLAIN, SIR.>>THIS IS TERRORISM AND WE HAVE TO NAME IT AS SUCH. IT IS VERY CLEAR THAT THE LOSS OF AMERICAN LIFE IN CHARLSTON, IN SAN DIEGO, IN PITTSBURGH BY ALL APPEARANCES NOW IN EL PASO TOO IS SYMPTOMATIC OF THE EFFECTS OF WHITE NATIONALIST TERRORISM. WE CANNOT KEEP AMERICA SAFE FROM THIS THREAT TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE IF WE ARE NOT PREPARED TO NAME AND CONFRONT IT. WE NEED AN ADMINISTRATION THAT IS READY TO DO THAT AND WE CAN’T KEEP PRETENDING THAT THIS IS JUST RANDOM OR THAT THIS IS SOMETHING WE CAN’T CONFRONT. WHAT YOU HAVE HERE IS TWO THINGS COMING TOGETHER. ONE, THE WEAK GUN SAFETY POLICIES OF THIS COUNTRY. AND TWO, THE RISE OF DOMESTIC TERRORISM INSPIRED BY WHITE NATIONALIST. WE NEED NEED TO ACKNOWLEDGE WE NEED NEED TO ACKNOWLEDGT WE NEED NEED TO ACKNOWLEDGI WE NEED NEED TO ACKNOWLEDGS WE NEED NEED TO ACKNOWLEDGI WE NEED NEED TO ACKNOWLEDGS WE NEED NEED TO ACKNOWLEDGA PROBLEM, THAT AMERICAN LIVES ARE AT RISK AND WE GOT TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.>>Chris: AT LEAST ONE OF THE OTHER DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES BETO O’ROURKE HAS SAID THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP AND HIS RHETORIC BEARS SOME RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACTS OF THIS MAD MAN. DO THINK THAT’S FAIR?>>THERE’S NO NO QUESTION THAT WHITE NATIONALISM IS CONDONED AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF OUR GOVERNMENT. IT WHEN THIS KIND OF RHETORIC HAVE BEEN 20 YEARS AGO WHEN DAVID DUKE WAS TRYING TO RUN FOR OFFICE AS A REPUBLICAN, THE REPUBLICAN PARTY WAS HORRIFIED AND THEY COULDN’T RUN AWAY FAST ENOUGH. RIGHT NOW, YOU SEE IT BEING ECHOED BY THE WHITE HOUSE AND THERE IS A MEASURE OF RESPONSIBILITY THAT YOU CAN’T GET AWAY FROM WHEN YOU HAVE CASE AFTER CASE OF RACIAL RHETORIC COMING OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE AND WHEN YOU HAVE AN ACTUAL INCIDENT OF WHITE NATIONALIST TERRORISM LIKE THE KILLING IN CHARLOTTESVILLE RELATED TO PEOPLE SAYING WILL NOT REPLACE US AND THE PRESIDENT SAYING THEY WERE VERY FINE PEOPLE THERE. PEOPLE ARE IN THE GRIP OF THIS HATEFUL EXTREMIST IDEOLOGY FEEL VALIDATED AND THEY FEEL VALIDATED FROM ALL THE WAY AT THE TOP AND THAT IS PART OF OUR PROBLEM.>>Chris: AFTER EACH MASS SHOOTING, THERE IS A DEBATE. WE KNOW HOW THIS IS GOING TO PLAY. IF A DEBATE ABOUT WHAT CAN WE DO IF ANYTHING TO STOP IT? WE KNOW VERY LITTLE ABOUT THE SPECIFICS OF EITHER OF THESE CASES, WHO THE SHOOTERS WERE, HOW THEY GOT THEIR GUNS, BUT ANY THOUGHTS ABOUT HOW YOU COULD POTENTIALLY STOP THESE KINDS OF MASS KILLINGS?>>YOU’RE RIGHT, AFTER EVERY MASS SHOOTING WE SAY HOW LONG UNTIL THE NEXT ONE? AND IN THIS CASE, THE ANSWER WAS A MATTER OF HOURS. SOONER OR LATER, WE HAVE TO FACE UP TO THE FACT THAT WE LIVE IN THE ONLY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD WITH MORE GUNS THAN PEOPLE AND THE ONLY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD WHERE THIS HAPPENS ALL THE TIME. WE CANNOT ALLOW THE SECOND AMENDMENT TO BE A DEATH SENTENCE FOR THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS A YEAR. NOR CAN WE SAY THERE IS NOTHING TO BE DONE WE LIVE IN THE ONLY COUNTRY WHERE THIS IS ROUTINE. THE AMAZING THING TO ME IS THAT MOST AMERICANS, MOST GUN OWNERS, MOST REPUBLICANS BELIEVE WE SHOULD AT LEAST HAVE UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS, RED FLAG LAWS THAT DISARM DOMESTIC ABUSERS AND HELP US IDENTIFY CASES WHERE THERE’S A MENTAL HEALTH RISK AND EVEN THAT CANNOT GET THROUGH THIS CONGRESS, CANNOT GET THROUGH THE SENATE. IT SHOWS YOU THAT THE NRA NO LONGER SPEAKS FOR GUN OWNERS, IT SPEAKS FOR GUN CORPORATIONS AND IT SHOWS YOU THAT WASHINGTON HAS BEEN CAPTURED BY SPECIAL INTEREST THAT NO LONGER REFLECT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL IN THE COLUMBINE SHOOTING HAPPENED. THESE DEBATES HAVE BEEN GOING ON MY ENTIRE ADULT LIFE AND NOTHING HAS CHANGED. WE HAVE TO ASK OURSELVES IS A COUNTRY IF WE ARE REALLY WILLING TO ALLOW THIS TO CONTINUE OR IF WE WILL TAKE SOME STEPS TO SAVE AMERICAN LIVES.>>Chris: IT IS TOUGH TO DISCUSS POLITICS ON A WEEKEND LIKE THIS BUT THE RACE GOES ON, SO I’M GOING TO ASK YOU ABOUT IT. SINCE THE LAST TIME WE TALKED, YOUR CAMPAIGN SEEMS TO HAVE STALLED A BIT. I WANT TO PUT UP SOME NUMBERS. IN THE LATEST CBS NEWS POLL IN IOWA, NOW AT 7% DOWN FROM 11% IN JUNE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE, NOW AT 7% DOWN FROM 10% IN JUNE. WHAT’S HAPPENED?>>WE ARE NOT FOLLOWING THREE OR 4% SWINGS AND POLLS EIGHT MONTHS OUT FROM WHEN THE VOTING TAKES PLACE. WHAT WE KNOW IS THAT WE’VE ESTABLISHED A POSITION IN THE TOP TIER OF CANDIDATES AND NOW IS THE PART WHERE IT REALLY TURNS INTO A DISTANCE RACE. THE BLASTOFF HAPPENS, THE LAUNCH TOOK PLACE, WE ARE A LONG WAY FROM THE FINISH LINE. THIS IS WHERE YOU DO THIS SOMETIMES NOT VERY GLAMOROUS WORK OF BUILDING ORGANIZATIONS ON THE GROUND THAT ARE GOING TO DELIVER US TO VICTORY IN THE EARLY STATES. OUR MESSAGE IS RESONATING, OUR ORGANIZATION IS GROWING AND WE ARE GOING TO TAKE THE RESOURCES THAT WE GATHER WHEN WE LET THE DEMOCRATIC FIELD IN THE LAST QUARTER AND NOW USE THEM AS WE ARE DOING ON THE GROUND IN IOWA WE GOT 57 PEOPLE ON THE GROUND LAST TIME I CHECKED AND ALL OF THE EARLY STATES AS WELL AS HEADQUARTERS TO AMOUNT THE ORGANIZATION WAS GOING TO MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR US TO WIN.>>Chris: ONE THING THAT HAS HAPPENED SINCE WE LAST TALKED TO YOU AND SINCE THIS LAST STEP IN THE POLLS IS THAT A WHITE POLICEMAN KILLED A BLACK MAN IN YOUR CITY OF SOUTH BEND, INDIANA, IN JUNE. YOU WENT OFF THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL AT THAT POINT FOR A FEW DAYS TO DEAL WITH OUTRAGE IN YOUR COMMUNITY. TAKE A LOOK.>>AT THE RACISTS OFF THE STREE STREET. IT’S DISRESPECTFUL THAT I WAKE UP EVERY DAY SCARED.>>OF ANYONE WHO WAS ON PATROL IS SHOWN TO BE A RACIST OR TO DO SOMETHING RACIST. IN A WAY THAT IS SUBSTANTIATED, THAT IS THEIR LAST DAY ON THE STREET.>>Chris: WE HAVE SEEN A LOT OF MAYORS AND PUBLIC OFFICIALS STEP INTO SITUATIONS LIKE THAT, AND THERE WAS WIDESPREAD CRITICISM AFTER YOU WENT BACK TO SOUTH BEND. YOU SHOWED MORE HEAD THAN HEART THERE AND IN A NEW ONE UP YAK A NATIONAL POLL OF AFRICAN-AMERICANS, IT SHOWS THAT YOU HAVE 0% SUPPORT. ZERO AND THE BLACK COMMUNITY. YOUR RESPONSE?>>WE ARE GETTING A VERY GOOD RESPONSE OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY TO THE POLICY IDEAS I’VE PUT FORWARD, BUT WHAT YOU SAW THERE AND WHAT THEY WERE DEALING WITH AT HOME IS THIS WALL OF MISTRUST BETWEEN LAW ENFORCEMENT AND BETWEEN BLACK RESIDENTS. IT IS A HUGE ISSUE, NOT UNIQUE TO SOUTH BEND BUT WE ARE LOOKING THROUGH THE PAIN OF THAT ISSUE IN SOUTH BEND RIGHT NOW. THE REALITY IS, THE BADGE HAS A HISTORY AND EVEN THE BEST HUMAN BEING EVER TO PUT ON THE UNIFORM IS BURDENED BY THAT HISTORY. AND BY WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND THE COUNTRY THAT HAS SO MANY BLACK AMERICANS QUESTIONING IF THEY CAN TRUST POLICE. WE HAVE GOT TO DEAL WITH THIS IS A COUNTRY AND ACCOUNTABILITY MEASURES MAKE A DIFFERENCE BUT ALSO WE’VE GOT TO RECOGNIZE THIS HAS TO DO WITH DEEPER ISSUES OF SYSTEMIC RACISM IN THIS COUNTRY. AS LONG AS EXPERIENCING THE ECONOMY, EXPERIENCING HEALTH CARE IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT FOR BLACK AMERICANS WHICH IS STILL TRUE, YOU COULDN’T TELL. IT’S IN THE NUMBERS. THE FACT THAT A BLACK PATIENT IS LESS LIKELY TO HAVE THEIR REPORTS OF PAIN TAKEN SERIOUSLY WHEN THEY GO INTO AN E.R., THE FACT THAT A BLACK JOB APPLICANT IS LESS LIKELY TO HAVE A CALL BACK ON A RESUME, EVEN AN IDENTICAL RESUME, JUST IF THE NAME IS CONSIDERED CHARACTERISTICALLY BLACK SHOWS YOU THAT THESE ISSUES HAVE CREATED TWO COUNTRIES IN POLICING AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE AS PART OF THAT PATTERN.>>Chris: BEYOND THOSE BIG SYSTEMIC ISSUES, ONE OF THE SPECIFIC COMPLAINTS ABOUT YOUR TERM AS MAYOR AND SOUTH BEND IS THAT YOU HAVE FAILED TO PUT MORE BLACKS ON YOUR POLICE FORCE. AGAIN, THE STATISTICS WHEN YOU STARTED AS MAYOR IN 2012, THERE WERE 29 BLACK POLICE OFFICERS OR 11% OF THE FORCE. NOW THERE ARE 15 BLACK POLICE OFFICERS ON THE FORCE OR 6% WHICH RAISES THE QUESTION, IF YOU CAN’T PUT A REPRESENTATIVE NUMBER OF BLACK POLICE OFFICERS ON THE POLICE FORCE IN YOUR CITY, WHY SHOULD BLACKS TRUST YOU TO HELP THEM WITH MUCH BIGGER ISSUES ACROSS THE COUNTR COUNTRY?>>THE CHALLENGE OF RECRUITING DIVERSE OFFICERS AS A NATIONAL CHALLENGE THAT IS EVEN MORE DIFFICULT FOR MAYORS AND POLICE DEPARTMENTS IN THE POST-FERGUSON ERA. THERE ARE FEWER AND FEWER YOUNG BLACK MEN AND WOMEN WHO COULD EVER EVEN PICTURE THEMSELVES WEARING THE UNIFORM BUT WE’VE GOT TO CHANGE THAT. WE HAVE A RECRUITING WINDOW OPEN RIGHT NOW IN SOUTH BEND AND WE ARE CONTINUING TO WORK TO CHANGE THAT. IN THE AREAS WHERE I HAVE DIRECT CONTROL, THE BOARD OF SAFETY THAT OVERSEES THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND MAKES DISCIPLINE DECISIONS, THERE IS EXCELLENT MINORITY REPRESENTATION. BUT WHEN IT COMES TO ATTRACTING MINORITY APPLICANTS TO POLICE DEPARTMENTS INCLUDING MINE, WE HAVE A PROBLEM. WE HAVE A CHALLENGE AND I’M NOT GOING TO SHY AWAY FROM THAT.>>Chris: LESS THAN 2 MINUTES LEFT AND I WANT TO ASK YOU ONE FINAL QUESTION, YOU TALKED IN THE DEBATE ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN ABOUT TRYING TO MAKE MAJOR STRUCTURAL CHANGES TO OUR DEMOCRACY. HERE YOU ARE, SIR.>>WHEN I PROPOSE THE STRUCTURAL DEMOCRATIC REFORMS THAT MIGHT MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE, AMEND THE CONSTITUTION TO CLEAR UP CITIZENS UNITED, HAVE D.C. ACTUALLY BE A STATE AND DEPOLITICIZE THE SUPREME COURT WITH STRUCTURAL REFORM, PEOPLE LOOK AT ME FUNNY AS OF THIS COUNTRY WERE INCAPABLE OF STRUCTURAL REFORM.>>Chris: YOUR LAST IDEA THAT YOU MENTION THERE WAS INCREASE THE SIZE OF THE SUPREME COURT, BUT YOU GOT STRONG PUSHBACK FROM ONE PARTICULAR JUSTICE. HERE SHE IS.>>THIS COURT HAS HAD AS MANY OF TEN. NINE SEEMS TO BE A GOOD NUMBER OF ANYTHING. WHEN WE ARE IN POWER, WE ARE GOING TO ENLARGE THE NUMBER OF JUDGES, SO MORE PEOPLE WHO WILL VOTE THE WAY WE WANT THEM TO.>>Chris: RUTH BADER GINSBURG SAYS SHE IS NOT AT ALL IN FAVOR OF THAT PLAN. ARE YOU GOING TO GO UP AGAINST THE NOTORIOUS RBG?>>I AGREE WITH HER. WHAT SHE IS DESCRIBING IS SIMPLY ADDING MORE JUSTICES TO THE COURT WHO AGREE WITH YOU. I DON’T THINK THAT WOULD DO ANY GOOD. WHAT I THINK IS WE DEPOLITICIZE THE COURT. WE SET IT UP SO THAT SOME OF THE JUSTICES ARE NOT CHOSEN THROUGH THE PARTISAN POLITICAL PROCESS BUT INSTEAD ARE CHOSEN BY A CONSENSUS AMONG THE OTHERS. IF PRACTICALLY, THE ONLY WAY I SEE TO DO THIS WOULD BE A 15 MEMBER COURT BUT THERE WERE OTHER MODELS TO BE FOLLOWED. THERE’S ACTUALLY AN ARTICLE ON HOW TO DO THIS BUT THE BOTTOM LINE IS THIS SYSTEM IS NOT WORKING FOR US. THE COURT IS COMING TO BE VIEWED AS A NAKEDLY POLITICAL INSTITUTION AND WE NEED TO DEPOLITICIZE IT. REMEMBER, THE STRUCTURE AND MAKEUP OF THE COURT HAS CHANGED MANY TIMES OVER THE YEARS BUT WHAT WE HAVE RIGHT NOW IS OTHER BAD FAITH ON THE PART OF THE SENATE REPUBLICAN MAJORITY. MITCH McCONNELL MADE IT A MATTER OF PRINCIPLE IN 2,016 THAT YOU COULD NOT HAVE A NOMINEE IN AN ELECTION YEAR EFFECTIVELY CHANGING THE NUMBER OF JUSTICES TO EIGHT, THEN CHANGE IT BACK TO NINE WHEN THEY TOOK POWER ANNOUNCES AN ELECTION YEAR IN 2020 IT WOULD BE NO PROBLEM TO HOLD A VOTE WHICH MEANS HE’S NOT EVEN PRETENDING TO BE ACTING IN GOOD FAITH. THIS HAS BECOME COMPLETELY POLITICAL IN THE HANDS OF THE SENATE AND WE NEED A STRUCTURAL SOLUTION ON THAT WHEN SO MANY OTHER AREAS OF OUR DEMOCRACY WHERE DEMOCRACY IS NOT DEMOCRATIC ENOUGH. NOBODY CAN ARGUE THAT NORMAL IS ALL RIGHT. U.S. CITIZENS IN D.C. DID NOT HAVE THE BENEFITS OF STATEHOOD AND I WOULD ARGUE DEMOCRACY MIGHT GO AHEAD AND PICK ITS NATIONAL LEADER BY JUST COUNTING UP ALL THE VOTES AND GETTING THE PERSON WHO GOT THE MOST.>>Chris: WE ARE GOING TO HAVE MORE TIME TO TALK AT A LOT MORE TO TALK WITH YOU ABOUT. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING IN

Fox News Asks 2020 Democrat to Be More Polite | NowThis



I'm not sure it's frankly very polite when okay we've invited right away here what I asking you senator is what is your position on late term abortion or last trimester abortions a woman should be able to decide when she's having children how many children she's having and under what circumstances she's having and what we have created unfortunately is a false choice and a false narrative and Chris I want to talk about the role that Fox News plays in this because it's a problem I can tell you before President Trump gave his State of the Union Fox News talked about infanticide there's an aside doesn't it doesn't exist senator I just want to say we brought you here an hour we have given you were treated very fairly I understand that maybe to make your credentials with the with the Democrats who are not appearing on Fox News you're going to attack us I'm not sure it's frankly very polite when okay I will do in a plate way but it's a well I just I just why don't we instead of talking about Fox News why don't you answer some question the debate about whether or not women should have reproductive freedom has turned into a red herring debate and what happens on Fox News is relevant because they talked about infanticide for 6.5 hours 6.5 hours right before president Trump's State of the Union mentioned it 35 times that is not the debate of what access to reproductive care is in this country it doesn't happen it's illegal it's not a fact I believe all of us have a responsibility to talk about the facts the facts are that women in this country have had a constitutional right for over 30 years to make this fundamental life-and-death decision and this president has emboldened legislators in 30 states to begin to criminalize that decision criminalize the decision of whether or not and when you want to have your children criminalizing the doctors with a 99-year sentence if they are offering abortion services and providing the care that women need why should male legislators across this country decide when you're having children how many are children having and under what circumstances I don't understand it it's a human right it's about having bodily autonomy it's about being able to control your physical self it's undermining every human rights civil rights that we could have so let women make these most personal decisions for many people it's a moral decision for many people it's a medical decision so why can't they make it with their doctor with their families with their husband based on their own faith how they believe and what they feel it is that woman's right [Applause]

LATEST POLITICS: KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND FOX NEWS TOWN HALL HAIL MARY!



we got so many people running in the Democratic Party for the nomination you hear the swirl just try to keep everybody's name in your head right there's a lot of people it's so many people running there is it's okay to forget some people but I'll tell you man I forgot this lady was running seriously I totally forgot that kirsten gillibrand was running for president it's really easy to forget about kirsten gillibrand nevermind she's a shapeshifter that's like basically I think Gillibrand is whatever she needs to be similar to some of the other people in the race whatever she needs to be as who she'll be whatever ideology she needs to compose she's like that old saying about be formless like water and take the form on whatever vessel you pour it into well when she was a Republican she was Republican and she believed in his small conservative type of ideals when she became a Democrat she was a Maduro Democrat but then when it became popular become a progressive a mother I cannot sit idly by I will fight for your children as hard as I would fight for my own so over the weekend I said even though when she did this fox news town all because she is so beneath my radar like I'm one guy I don't have time to be like tracking obscure candidates who I know are you know my business make my BS detector go off but here goes the clip of Kirsten Gillibrand you skee news senator is what is your position on late term abortion or last trimester abortions well thank you for serving our community and helping our babies particular our preemies who deeply need the medical care they have my view on women's reproductive freedom is that it should be a woman's decision to make these most intimate life-and-death decisions for themselves a woman should be able to decide when she's having children how many children she's having and under what circumstances she's having and what we have created unfortunately it's a false choice and a false narrative and Chris I want to talk about the role that Fox News plays in this because it's a problem I can tell you before President Trump gave his State of the Union Fox News talked about infanticide there's an aside it does exist senator I just want to say we brought you here an hour we have given you we're treating you very fairly I understand that maybe to make your credentials with the with the Democrats who are not appearing on Fox News you're going to attack us I'm not sure it's frankly very polite when okay we've invited you here I will do it in a polite way but it's a to well I just I just why don't we instead of talking about Fox News why don't you answer some question the debate about whether or not women should have reproductive freedom has turned into a red herring debate and what happens on Fox News is relevant because they talked about infanticide for 6.5 hours 6.5 hours right before president Trump's State of the Union mentioned it 35 times that is not the debate of what access to reproductive care is in this country it doesn't happen it's illegal it's not a fact and I believe all of us have a responsibility to talk about the facts the facts are that women in this country have had a constitutional right for over 30 years to make this fundamental life-and-death decision and this president has emboldened legislators in 30 states to begin to criminalize that decision criminalize the decision of whether or not and when you want to have your children criminalizing the doctor with a 99-year sentence if they are offering abortion services and providing the care that women need why should male legislators across this country decide when you're having children how many are children having and under what circumstances I don't understand it it's a human right it's about having bodily autonomy it's about being able to control your physical self it's undermining every human rights civil rights that we could have so let women make these most personal decisions for many people it's a moral decision for many people it's a medical decision so why can't they make it with their doctor with their families with their husband based on their own faith how they believe and what they feel it is that woman's right Chris Wallace wasn't going for it at all was he not Chris Wallace decided you know what we're never gonna let you just go ahead and beat up on the network that's given you a platform we're gonna blow here cut you off at the pass and I guess I'll get this point you know that's not what the lady asked her the lady a question was asked her was about this thing about late term abortion and I'm not even sure she really answered that question how she felt about it I mean I think you just got to be able to go on to the Lions Den and just stay truthfully honestly how you feel and don't care about the repercussions but see them again I'm not a politician so I don't have to hedge his bets I just say hey look you know what what I get to choose what they want to do I personally don't think you should be giving abortions late term or if you think it's fine then you should say it but whatever your stance on it just be a woman up a man up a person up ginger up or whatever they whatever is the thing you need to say nowadays so kirsten gillibrand hey like I said yeah you know Chris Wallace kind of kind of hit her with a gut punch but overall but I listened to what she said besides the fact she sort of like lost her footing I kind of agree I mean that kind of I do agree with her I agree I agree that she's right on policy like you know I don't think the state should be deciding you know the take away a woman's right to choose what they want to do okay hopefully those decisions are made as a couple they're made together a long contemplation about where we want our futures to be or the health of the mother with a doctor a physician with the health of the mother is all I could still play you know that even going too far down that road I agree with her on the policy what I don't think Gillibrand gets is delivery people gotta like the way you deliver a message and do it throughout our whole sermon on the mouth she was just yelling at people now I do my share Yeller but I'd like the mixer that was a few jokes I like to mix it up with a little folks in this down-home you know you know just regular talk or some you know a little bit of this laid-back around the way type talk like what's keeping it real with war who I am who I truly aim to be and the people that I want to resonate with I don't just come out and just yell about a speech you know so I think that's part of the reason why Gillibrand is not really polling above zero I mean every poll I've looked at zero and they're not like shutting her out of conversation I mean they're serving Tulsi Gabbard out of conversations this Marion Tulsi Gabbard when they get an opportunity they sneer the hell out of Bernie Sanders gonna get an opportunity no one really smears Gillibrand she's our own Smith Hill all you got to do was like let her be her and she's so milquetoast it's like ah I mean at the time Amy Klobuchar could still your shine and we have Amy Klobuchar upstages you you got problems well what really is the reason why Gillibrand is even in a Senate house she pulled it off hey I don't know where she from me I don't know much about it man I'm gonna keep it real I'm just totally disinterested in it I think voters are too in fact there at the Town Hall I saw something I usually don't see I saw people literally laughing at her and you closely at their clip I'm not gonna rewind it now but there are people literally laughing in her snickering at her they're a woman look at her hair light she's crazy so it's sort of like the reason why I believe Elizabeth Warren didn't want to do a town hall on Fox right she made it seem like I don't want to do it cuz they're a horrible networking their garbage any false news fake news or false narratives is bigoted in the home of Nazis or whatever right she said that but I think within what it was she was afraid she'd get a moment like Kirsten Gillibrand but Kirsten Gillibrand a person who's got no news who had who I have not covered since she initially launched a campaign and I do this stuff like basically pro bono like I don't have an agenda I just cover who's what's going on I mean you know I like toast you know I like Bernie you know you know I've interviewed Andrew Young and I like a lot of stuff about his policies about what he's trying to do I like the back story if you're meeting with people real people in the real world not being a politician they're kind of going like I think we need to make some changes but I haven't talked about Gillibrand since she launched her campaign so this is the first news cycle I think she's gotten in months and people been donating giving her money I don't know she's qualified for the debates but man if she can't qualify for the debates anybody can quite like I don't understand like there's nothing there okay there's nothing there so I just don't know middle-aged white lady privilege I don't know what it is like well I don't know if it is it blonde hair I don't know like wife's how is she like even like Elizabeth Warren smart lady right we'll fly these cyst things like bicha and guy betcha betcha golly and steno stuff I don't I don't even know what world she lived with time zone with the planet she's gone sometimes but no one will take away the fact that she is smart she knows policy or that she has policies and she has a way of presenting that is you know deliberate detail you know and then you look at Bernie well Bernie stand for something and pretty much the same policies for 30 40 years you know Andrew yang refreshing policy the freedom dividend something we haven't heard of before you know tulsi gabbard are only I mean our strongest war peace candidate strongest peace candidate Barnett so that other kid let's have things to hang their hat on what this Gillibrand have to hang a hat on I'm just saying may not wait as long as you know and it to the fan just to show how how desperate Gillibrand is when Chris Wallace called her he said you're impolite or not polite or not appearing on Fox News you're going to attack us I'm not sure it's frankly very polite when do you know right after that segment she went up and she went and updated her Twitter she wouldn't updated their Twitter and something something something at the end she played not very polite because that's all she's got now guys I have a Twitter account I've been on a lot of shows Jimmy Dore show Calculon ski show Li camp show you know like multiple shows and RT and I've been on a lot of places been on a lot of shows over the last five six years right but I've never felt like after I got off the show I needed to update my life my Twitter handle to show that I was on that show or like like you know anything like that show is I don't know it just shows desperation it's all I'm saying Gillibrand is desperate for recycle and she needs it so badly but in the end of the day it won't help her because she's running to expose more people to her brand she's not running to be President she can't be she just can't be alright that's it that's it that's all I got on Gillibrand we got a couple other stories in a several the stories let's see if we can get to knows how about we go back to the story that I thought we were well let's go to toast again

Kirsten Gillibrand's Fiery Fox News Town Hall



kirsten gillibrand had her townhall on Fox News and look there's been a debate about whether or not it makes sense to do a Town Hall on Fox News Elizabeth Warren believes that it legitimizes Fox it helps them sell ads and I think that's a fair point to make whereas others think it's important to go on this platform and try to convince Republican voters to support them but anyway so during this town hall Chris Wallace is hosting and there were a few moments where things got a little fiery let's show you the first example I can tell you before President Trump gave his State of the Union Fox News talked about infanticide there's an aside it doesn't exist senator I just want to say we brought you here for an hour we have given you very fairly I understand that maybe to make your credentials with the with the Democrats who are not appearing on Fox News you're going to attack us I'm not sure it's frankly very polite when I will do it in a plate way but it's – well I just I just why don't we instead of talking about Fox News why don't you answer sizzles question the debate about whether or not women should have reproductive freedom has turned into a red herring debate and what happens on Fox News is relevant because they talked about infanticide for 6.5 hours 6.5 hours for her so she was told to be polite I mean that wasn't his exact wording but he called her impolite and then she said okay I'll say it in a play way no don't say it in a polite way no hey listen to me Fox okay you want Democratic candidates to go on your town halls and and help you guys with advertisers fine but they get to say what they want to say you don't like it Chris Wallace I think you remember I don't know if you guys remember Candy Crowley her entire career on CNN was destroyed because she fat checked by the way correctly fact-checked candidates during a debate right and this was years ago I don't even remember which candidates were involved I don't even remember exactly what happened but I do remember that she very in my opinions like meekly fact-checked and then that was it like she's gone she's not on CNN obviously what does Chris Wallace doing don't tell her to be polite like and don't even imply that she needs to be polite she's there doing a town hall and you know this anyway it's Jay makes me it makes me so irritated it is not your place to interrupt her and tell her what she can and can't say as a candidate doing it agreed to do a town hall on your network yep no kind of reminds me of this past weekend when the gentleman ran onstage well Harris was there trying to speak it's that continued narrative we see of men stepping up and stepping in in a way to try to discredit a woman or try to push her in a direction as opposed to letting her have her own autonomy and use her own voice and also the whole be polite narrative it's in that same framework of just smile more Tony and it's like do you want her to spout propaganda or to share facts because the focus shouldn't have been on what if she was polite or not but whether she was spouting truth and it sounds like it that's exactly what she was doing and just because Wallace was not content with that doesn't mean he should have opened his day at like the point of this Town Hall is not to hear about how what this candidate is saying is hurting Chris Wallace's feelings or conservatives feelings the point of the Town Hall is for the candidate to put their policies out there and show voters who they are so if conservative voters don't like who she is or what she has to say they're not gonna vote for her we're done with it right but you don't get to decide what she can say and what she can't say she's agreed to do this Town Hall you guys have been crying like little children over the Democrats who don't want to do their town halls on your network and now you have the audacity to tell a woman who's running for president to be polite the thing is that the continuous interruption like it was they didn't do that to Barney no Barney didn't have it and they said people call Bernie rude but Bernie is not rude Burt Bernie is just standing around you know and doubt if she would have been in anyway but she would have popped off in anyway then would have been oh she is a angry woman or there's no way to win in that situation so you just gotta ride hard you just cannot and good for her that she kept going and she didn't let him but the network that has Laura Ingraham is telling people to be polite shut up and dribble are you kidding exactly Elizabeth Warren was wise for not going on that Network because there's just nothing that you can say to truly communicate without being shut down or trying to be shut down or intimidated in some way when you're trying to you know share the facts and like but I don't know Adrienne I like McCain is thinking that it's not a good idea because you're alienating like an entire group of people by not going on an hour do not politicize your other so anyway now I'm being caddy but let's go to the second video because it went on so what I mean by our future is female is that we want more women's voices heard I was so inspired by the 2018 election those hundred and twenty women who ran in the red and purple places across the country broke through our first two Muslim American women our first two Native American women young women diverse women and so we want women to have a seat at the table what about them they're already there do you not know I guess what I'm asking is are we part of the future too it's not natural rear so it's not meant to be exclusionary it's meant to be inclusionary oh okay we're just one we left a couple more chairs or the rest of us alright we're not no no you sound pretty threatened yeah what about matter yes I submit like the bulk of the decisions you represent the majority of representatives and Senators and in Congress like what are you talk we haven't had a single female president exactly talking about no no but he wants to make sure he's not gonna be excluded from the future give me a break come on and let her speak and I do really hope that the women who were there in the audience and hopefully some of the men just it really resonated with them to the extent to which Wallace was interrupting her and really how demeaning that is and I just really hope that that spoke volumes to them what about men I'll tell you look at all of the social ills of the world and they're usually connected to men how about we opened the doors for women and let them bring their compassion and humanity and probably resolve a lot of these issues and I dare to say that I didn't know I thought nikki Haley was Native American but I know that women are not innately evil like some of these men so I'm saying that here today I'm going out on a limb as the comedian that I am you say what about men look at the world what about men yeah it's something that I actually really like Georgetown University of political scientist there went and did a research study and found that women legislators that they sponsor more bills pass more laws get more money for their districts they work harder maybe because we women have been forced to work twice as hard to get opportunities but women actually work harder for you as leaders so what about men and we're not emotionally constipated yeah definitely I and look I just think it's interesting how the whole issue of gender equality it's not about giving one gender a leg up over the other the way that it's being treated as a zero-sum game as a it is being treated as a threat by some men certainly not all not even close to all this one uh and and the point I want to make is look we're living in the type of economy right now where if you're a man who is threatened by the Equality and you don't want women to have the same opportunities as you I mean if you're straight and you plan on having a female partner you need a dual income household to survive you want those opportunities for both of you right what do they say when you're accustomed to privileged equality feels like oppression yeah so that's that's what you were seeing there with little Chris that's his little feet were dangling on your chair yeah the TYT Plus app is now available on iOS and Android download to get more TYT content at TYT com slash app