Anti-Semitism creating a divide within the Democratic Party?


PER SHARE. DID WELL.>>>ISRAEL, LISTEN TO WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP TOLD MARIA BARTIROMO ABOUT SUPPORTING ISRAELI SOVEREIGNTY OVER THE GOLAN HEIGHTS. ROLL TAPE.>>THIS IS VERY MUCH LIKE JERUSALEM, MOVING THE EMBASSY TO JERUSALEM. I DID THAT AND I FULLY UNDERSTAND WHY CLINTON AND BUSH AND OBAMA, EVERYBODY CAMPAIGNED ON JERUSALEM AND THE EMBASSY GOING TO JERUSALEM. I EVEN GOT THE EMBASSY BUILT, BY THE WAY, VERY INEXPENSIVELY BUT THEY ALL CAMPAIGNED AND THEY NEVER DID IT. GOLAN HEIGHTS, IT’S THE SAME THING. FOR YEARS, OTHER PRESIDENTS HAVE CAMPAIGNED, SAID THEY WOULD DO IT. THIS IS SOVEREIGNTY, THIS IS SECURITY, THIS IS ABOUT REGIONAL SECURITY. STUART: JOINING US IS B2 STRATEGIC CEO AND FREQUENT GUEST ON THE PROGRAM, OUR ISRAEL EXPERT. GOT THAT? OKAY. WHY IS THE PRESIDENT DOING THIS?>>YOU KNOW, THE PRESIDENT IS EXACTLY RIGHT TO COMPARE THIS TO THE EMBASSY MOVE IN JERUSALEM. THIS PRESIDENT HAS ADOPTED A VERY REALISTIC VIEW OF WHAT GOES ON IN THE MIDDLE EAST. HE’S DISPENSING WITH ALL THE MYTHOLOGIES THAT HAVE KEPT THE STRUGGLE AND STRIFE GOING ON. THERE ARE A COUPLE THINGS HAPPENING HERE. ONE, IF ANYONE HAS EVER BEEN TO THE GOLAN HEIGHTS, AND I HAVE BEEN MANY TIMES, IT’S STRIKING. ISRAEL IS COMPLETELY VULNERABLE. IT IS TRULY VERY MUCH HIGHER IN ISRAEL AND EVERYTHING IS OPEN TO BE ATTACKED. IT IS NECESSARY FOR ISRAEL SECURITY. WHAT’S HAPPENING ON THAT BORDER, REMEMBER A SHORT WHILE AGO WHEN THE PRESIDENT SAID HE WANTS TO PULL AMERICAN FORCES OUT OF SYRIA, SO THE LEFT STARTED ATTACKING HIM, NOT JUST THE LEFT, PEOPLE SAID OH, MY GOD, HE’S GOING TO LEAVE ISRAEL VULNERABLE. IT’S THE OPPOSITE. ISRAEL NEVER ASKED THE UNITED STATES TO DEFEND IT IN WARS. ISRAEL WANTS TO BE ABLE TO DEFEND ITS OWN BORDER. IT MUST HAVE THE GOLAN HEIGHTS IN ORDER TO DEFEND ITS NORTHERN BORDER. STUART: IF YOU RECOGNIZE ISRAELI SOVEREIGNTY OVER THE GOLAN HEIGHTS ARE YOU ANNEXING IT, MAKING IT PART OF ISRAEL?>>I THINK ULTIMATELY THAT SHOULD HAPPEN. STUART: THAT’S THE WAY TO SECURITY FOR ISRAEL, THE NORTHERN BORDER WITH SYRIA?>>ABSOLUTELY. YOU SEE WHAT’S GOING ON IN SYRIA. IT’S A HOT MESS. IT’S VIOLENT. IT’S DANGEROUS. ISRAEL IS THREATENED BY IT. ISRAEL’S PRESENCE THERE BEING PERMANENT AND MADE TO BE UNDERSTOOD ISRAEL CONTROLS THIS IS VITALLY IMPORTANT AND IT REALLY DOES LEAD INTO THE PRESIDENT’S DESIRE TO LET AMERICA NOT BE THE ONES POLICING THAT AREA. ISRAEL CAN DO IT. STUART: I THINK AMERICA SUPPORTS ISRAEL NOT BECAUSE IT IS THE JEWISH STATE, BUT BECAUSE IT IS A DEMOCRACY. WE ARE INVOLVED IN DEMOCRACY IN THIS COUNTRY, WHICH BRINGS ME TO THIS. WE ARE GOING TO PUT SOME CANDIDATES UP ON THE SCREEN. THESE ARE 2020 DEMOCRAT CANDIDATES. ALL OF THEM, THEY ARE LEADING THE FIELD, NONE OF THE PEOPLE ON THE SCREEN, THEY ARE RUNNING FOR THE PRESIDENCY, NONE WILL GO TO THE APEC MEETING NEXT WEEK. THAT IS A PRO-ISRAEL LOBBYING GROUP. THEY WILL NOT ATTEND. WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THAT?>>THIS IS A DIRE, I’M USING THAT WORD ADVISEDLY, MARKER IN LEFTWOOD DRIFT OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. THE FACT THE DEMOCRATS NOW THINK IT’S A VIRTUE SIGNAL TO THE EXTREME LEFT OF THEIR PARTY, THE REGRESSIVE WING OF THEIR PARTY, IS VERY VERY DANGEROUS. IF I CAN, THE CHIEF RABBI OF ENGLAND GAVE A VERY POWERFUL SPEECH IN THE HOUSE OF LORDS DESCRIBING WHEN ANTI-SEMITISM BECOMES DANGEROUS. THREE ITEMS. ONE, WHEN A MAJOR PARTY MOVES IT FROM THE FRINGE TO THE CENTER. TWO, WHEN IT SEES IT’S NOT HARMED BY IT. AND THREE, WHEN THOSE WHO PROTEST ARE VILIFIED. ALL THREE ARE NOW COALESCING IN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. IT’S VERY DANGEROUS. STUART: WHEN WILL WE SEE JEWISH VOTERS LEAVE THE DEMOCRAT PARTY?>>WELL, YOU ASKED ME — YOU MENTIONED, I USUALLY COME ON AS A TRUMP CAMPAIGN ADVISER. I’M TAKING A LEAVE BECAUSE I’M WORKING ON THE JEWISH EXODUS. THE CONCEPT IS EVERY TIME THE DEMOCRATS SAY, THEY HAVE BEEN SAYING IT SINCE THIS GORTD OU SAYING IT SINCE THIS GOTTD OU SAYING IT SINCE THIS GOT O OU SAYING IT SINCE THIS GOT OUT THERE, EVERYONE KNOWS THE JEWS ARE PERMANENTLY DEMOCRAT VOTERS. THAT’S THE PROBLEM. THEY ARE MAKING THE CASE IF THEY REALLY BELIEVE JEWS ARE NEVER GOING TO LEAVE, THEY FIGURE WE WILL KEEP THEM HERE AND JUST BRING THE OTHER GROUPS IN, IT’S FINE IF THEY HATE ISRAEL, THEY HATE THE JEWS. IT’S NOT FINE. WE ARE HEARING FROM PEOPLE, LGBT, YOUNG AND OLD, SAYING WE DON’T WANT TO SEND OUR MONEY THERE ANYMORE. PEOPLE SAYING HOW ARE YOU GOING TO GET THE JEWS TO STOP VOTING DEMOCRAT. WHAT’S MORE IMPORTANT THAN STOP VOTING DEMOCRAT IS TO MOVE DEMOCRATS AWAY FROM THE

Trump Says ‘Fake News’ He Would Meet With Iran With No Preconditions | Morning Joe | MSNBC


ON GUNS AND ELIZABETH, A COUPLE OF THE CANDIDATES FORCALLING FOR OF THE CANDIDATES FORCALLING FOR THE IMPEACHMENT OF A SUPREME THE IMPEACHMENT OF A SUPREME COURT JUSTICE. COURT JUSTICE. WOOL GET WOOL GET WE’LL GET TO THAT. WE’LL GET TO THAT.>>>BUT WE WANT TO TURN TO IRAN>>>BUT WE WANT TO TURN TO IRAN WHICH IS DENYING THE ACCUSATION WHICH IS DENYING THE ACCUSATION THAT WAS BEHIND A SERIES OF THAT WAS BEHIND A SERIES OF DRONE ATTACKS IN SAUDI ARABIA. DRONE ATTACKS IN SAUDI ARABIA. THOSE EARLY MORNING SATURDAY THOSE EARLY MORNING SATURDAY ATTACKS TARGETED A MAJOR OIL ATTACKS TARGETED A MAJOR OIL FIELD OPERATED BY SAUDI IRANCO FIELD OPERATED BY SAUDI IRANCO AND CUT COMPANY’S LIQUID NATURAL AND CUT COMPANY’S LIQUID NATURAL GASE AND ETHANE PRODUCTION. GASE AND ETHANE PRODUCTION. OIL PRICES HAVE SPIKED NEARLY OIL PRICES HAVE SPIKED NEARLY 15% IN THE AFTERMATH AND HEATING 15% IN THE AFTERMATH AND HEATING OIL FEATURES HAVE BOTH JUMPED OIL FEATURES HAVE BOTH JUMPED SIGNIFICANTLY. SIGNIFICANTLY. YEMEN’S HOUTHI REBELS WHICH ARE YEMEN’S HOUTHI REBELS WHICH ARE BACKED BY IRAN HAVE CLAIMED BACKED BY IRAN HAVE CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY AND THEY SAID IN RESPONSIBILITY AND THEY SAID IN A SHORT ADDRESS ON A SATELLITE A SHORT ADDRESS ON A SATELLITE NEWS CHANNEL THAT THE ATTACKS NEWS CHANNEL THAT THE ATTACKS ARE RELATED TO THE SAUDI-LED WAR ARE RELATED TO THE SAUDI-LED WAR IN YEMEN WHICH HAS LED TO A IN YEMEN WHICH HAS LED TO A CATASTROPHIC FAMINE AND CATASTROPHIC FAMINE AND HUMANITARIAN CRISIS AND LEFT HUMANITARIAN CRISIS AND LEFT ALMOST 100,000 PEOPLE DEAD, ALMOST 100,000 PEOPLE DEAD, INCLUDING SCORES OF CIVILIANS. INCLUDING SCORES OF CIVILIANS. HOWEVER, SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE HOWEVER, SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO TWEETED THAT IRAN IS POMPEO TWEETED THAT IRAN IS DIRECTLY TO BLAME AND, QUOTE DIRECTLY TO BLAME AND, QUOTE THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THE ATTACKS THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THE ATTACKS CAME FROM YEMEN. CAME FROM YEMEN. AND A SENIOR U.S. OFFICIAL TELLS AND A SENIOR U.S. OFFICIAL TELLS NBC NEWS THAT THE ATTACKS CAME NBC NEWS THAT THE ATTACKS CAME FROM THE DIRECTION OF IRAN. FROM THE DIRECTION OF IRAN. NOW, THE PRESIDENT TOOK TO NOW, THE PRESIDENT TOOK TO TWITTER TO RESPOND TO THE TWITTER TO RESPOND TO THE WEEKEND’S ATTACKS WRITING IN WEEKEND’S ATTACKS WRITING IN PART, QUOTE, SAUDI ARABIA OIL PART, QUOTE, SAUDI ARABIA OIL SUPPLY WAS ATTACKED. SUPPLY WAS ATTACKED. THERE IS REASON TO BELIEVE THAT THERE IS REASON TO BELIEVE THAT WE KNOW THE CULPRIT. WE KNOW THE CULPRIT. ARE LOCKED AND LOADED DEPENDING ARE LOCKED AND LOADED DEPENDING ON VERIFICATION, HOWEVER, THE ON VERIFICATION, HOWEVER, THE PRESIDENT THEN CONTINUES, PRESIDENT THEN CONTINUES, WRITING THE ADMINISTRATION IS, WRITING THE ADMINISTRATION IS, QUOTE, WAITING TO HEAR FROM THE QUOTE, WAITING TO HEAR FROM THE KINGDOM AS TO WHO THEY BELIEVE KINGDOM AS TO WHO THEY BELIEVE WAS THE CAUSE OF THIS ATTACK AND WAS THE CAUSE OF THIS ATTACK AND UNDER WHAT TERMS WE SHOULD — WE UNDER WHAT TERMS WE SHOULD — WE WOULD PROCEED. WOULD PROCEED.>>THAT IS BIZARRE.>>THAT IS BIZARRE.>>WHAT?>>WHAT?>>THAT HE –>>THAT HE –>>HE’S WAITING FOR WORD FROM –>>HE’S WAITING FOR WORD FROM –>>HE NEEDS WORD FROM SOMEONE –>>HE NEEDS WORD FROM SOMEONE –>>MBS.>>MBS.>>A DICTATOR.>>A DICTATOR.>>TO DETERMINE WHETHER>>TO DETERMINE WHETHER AMERICANS ARE GOING TO GO FIGHT AMERICANS ARE GOING TO GO FIGHT AND POSSIBLY DIE IN ANOTHER AND POSSIBLY DIE IN ANOTHER MIDDLE EAST WAR. MIDDLE EAST WAR.>>THAT’S PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING>>THAT’S PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW. YOU NEED TO KNOW. PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS PREVIOUSLY PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS PREVIOUSLY USED THE LOCKED AND LOAD THREAT USED THE LOCKED AND LOAD THREAT AGAINST NORTH KOREA AND USED AGAINST NORTH KOREA AND USED NEARLY IDENTICAL LANGUAGE AIMED NEARLY IDENTICAL LANGUAGE AIMED AT RAURN EARLIER THIS SUMMER. AT RAURN EARLIER THIS SUMMER. WOI. WOI.>>RICHARD HAASS, WHEN NEWS>>RICHARD HAASS, WHEN NEWS BROKE FRIDAY NIGHT, EARLY BROKE FRIDAY NIGHT, EARLY SATURDAY MORNING, I THINK I GOT SATURDAY MORNING, I THINK I GOT A BREAKING NEWS ALERT FROM BBC. A BREAKING NEWS ALERT FROM BBC. AND MY FIRST REACTION WAS IN THE AND MY FIRST REACTION WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT LOOKING AT MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT LOOKING AT THIS, OH, WAIT, THE RED SOX LOST THIS, OH, WAIT, THE RED SOX LOST AND THIS HAPPENED. AND THIS HAPPENED. AS I WAS CHECKING MY AS I WAS CHECKING MY NOTIFICATIONS. NOTIFICATIONS. MY QUESTION WAS, DOES YEMEN MY QUESTION WAS, DOES YEMEN REALLY HAVE THE CAPABILITY TO REALLY HAVE THE CAPABILITY TO STRIKE THE SAUDIS TWO MOST STRIKE THE SAUDIS TWO MOST IMPORTANT OIL FACILITIES FROM IMPORTANT OIL FACILITIES FROM THAT DISTANCE? THAT DISTANCE? I — FIRST OF ALL, I FIND THAT I — FIRST OF ALL, I FIND THAT HARD TO BELIEVE. HARD TO BELIEVE. AT THE SAME TIME, RICHARD, GIVE AT THE SAME TIME, RICHARD, GIVE US YOUR INSIGHTS. US YOUR INSIGHTS. WOULD IRAN BE SO BRAZE SNEN WOULD IRAN BE SO BRAZE SNEN WOULD WOULD BRAZEN? BRAZEN? WOULD THEY BE SO RECKLESS TO WOULD THEY BE SO RECKLESS TO ACTUALLY LAUNCH ATTACKS ON THESE ACTUALLY LAUNCH ATTACKS ON THESE REFINERIES? REFINERIES? KNOWING THAT THEY COULD EXPECT KNOWING THAT THEY COULD EXPECT THE NAME IS RETURN IF THEY DID? THE NAME IS RETURN IF THEY DID?>>JOE, THE FOG OF WAR IS>>JOE, THE FOG OF WAR IS PARTICULARLY THICK THIS MORNING. PARTICULARLY THICK THIS MORNING.>>YEAH.>>YEAH.>>THIS THE HOUTHIS HAVE CERTAIN>>THIS THE HOUTHIS HAVE CERTAIN CAPABILITY LARGELY SUPPLIED BY CAPABILITY LARGELY SUPPLIED BY IRAN. IRAN. ONE WAY TO THINK OF THIS IS THIS ONE WAY TO THINK OF THIS IS THIS COULD BE REVENGE AGAINST SAUDI COULD BE REVENGE AGAINST SAUDI ARABIA BECAUSE OF ITS POLICY IN ARABIA BECAUSE OF ITS POLICY IN YEMEN, IT’S HIGH-LEVEL BOMBING YEMEN, IT’S HIGH-LEVEL BOMBING THAT’S CAUSED ALL SORTS OF THAT’S CAUSED ALL SORTS OF CIVILIAN CASUALTIES, YEARS OF CIVILIAN CASUALTIES, YEARS OF SALE OF WAR SALE OF WAR CIVIL WAR THERE. CIVIL WAR THERE. THE UNITED STATES HAS BEEN THE UNITED STATES HAS BEEN CARRYING OUT ECONOMIC WARFARE CARRYING OUT ECONOMIC WARFARE AGAINST RAURN ANDIRAN RETALIATIN AGAINST RAURN ANDIRAN RETALIATIN AND IRAN USUALLY DOES IT BEHIND AND IRAN USUALLY DOES IT BEHIND SOME MILITIA, THEY HIDE THEIR SOME MILITIA, THEY HIDE THEIR HAND. HAND. RIGHT NOW I’VE SEEN REPORTS THIS RIGHT NOW I’VE SEEN REPORTS THIS COULD BE DRONES, CRUISE MISSILES COULD BE DRONES, CRUISE MISSILES OR BALLISTIC MISSILES. OR BALLISTIC MISSILES. I’VE SEEN THE IDEA IT COULD HAVE I’VE SEEN THE IDEA IT COULD HAVE COME OUT OF YEMEN, IRAQ OR IRAN COME OUT OF YEMEN, IRAQ OR IRAN ITSELF. ITSELF. SO IT’S UNCLEAR. SO IT’S UNCLEAR. AND THE ADMINISTRATION HASN’T AND THE ADMINISTRATION HASN’T HELPED BECAUSE THEIR COMMENTS HELPED BECAUSE THEIR COMMENTS HAVE BEEN ALL OVER THE PLACE. HAVE BEEN ALL OVER THE PLACE. THEY TALK ABOUT WE KNOW THE THEY TALK ABOUT WE KNOW THE CULPRIT, THE SECRETARY OF STATE CULPRIT, THE SECRETARY OF STATE BLAMES IRAN. BLAMES IRAN. MY OWN SENSE IS IRAN LIKELY HAD MY OWN SENSE IS IRAN LIKELY HAD A ROLE BUT EXACTLY WHAT IS A ROLE BUT EXACTLY WHAT IS UNCLEAR. UNCLEAR. THEY SEEM TO BE QUITE FORWARD ON THEY SEEM TO BE QUITE FORWARD ON THEIR SKIS. THEIR SKIS. THE COMMENT YOU REFERRED TO THIS THE COMMENT YOU REFERRED TO THIS DEFERENCE TO SAUDI ARABIA IS DEFERENCE TO SAUDI ARABIA IS BIZARRE TO SAY THE LEAST. BIZARRE TO SAY THE LEAST. AND THEN OUR OPTIONS RUNS WEONCE AND THEN OUR OPTIONS RUNS WEONCE LEARN ABOUT IT AREN’T GREAT. LEARN ABOUT IT AREN’T GREAT. IF IT’S YEMEN DRIVEN, WE DON’T IF IT’S YEMEN DRIVEN, WE DON’T WANT TO GET ANYMORE INVOLVED IN WANT TO GET ANYMORE INVOLVED IN THE CIVIL WAR. THE CIVIL WAR. WE WANT TO DIAL IT DOWN. WE WANT TO DIAL IT DOWN. IF IRAN’S INVOLVED WE’RE ALREADY IF IRAN’S INVOLVED WE’RE ALREADY CARRYING OUT ECONOMIC WARFARE SO CARRYING OUT ECONOMIC WARFARE SO WHAT’S LEFT? WHAT’S LEFT? IF WE RETALIATE MILITARILY, IF WE RETALIATE MILITARILY, NOBODY THINKS IT WOULD STOP NOBODY THINKS IT WOULD STOP THERE. THERE.>>RICHARD, THOUGH, BUT HOW>>RICHARD, THOUGH, BUT HOW RECKLESS THAT YOU HAVE THE RECKLESS THAT YOU HAVE THE SECRETARY OF STATE AND THE SECRETARY OF STATE AND THE PRESIDENT BOOTHTH BLAMING IRAN A PRESIDENT BOOTHTH BLAMING IRAN A THE PRESIDENT SAYING WE’RE THE PRESIDENT SAYING WE’RE LOCKED AND LOADED AND IF WE GET LOCKED AND LOADED AND IF WE GET CONFIRMATION FROM SAUDI ARABIA CONFIRMATION FROM SAUDI ARABIA THEY SEEM TO SUGGEST — SEEM TO THEY SEEM TO SUGGEST — SEEM TO SUGGEST THEY’RE GOING TO THEN SUGGEST THEY’RE GOING TO THEN STRIKE IRAN. STRIKE IRAN. I JUST WONDER IF THIS — LIKE I JUST WONDER IF THIS — LIKE YOU SAID, THERE’S THE FOG OF WAR YOU SAID, THERE’S THE FOG OF WAR AND I WONDER IF YOU LOOK THROUGH AND I WONDER IF YOU LOOK THROUGH THE FOG IT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE THE THE FOG IT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE THE BAY OF CONK AND IF SOMETHING BAY OF CONK AND IF SOMETHING ACTUALLY HAPPENS FROM THIS. ACTUALLY HAPPENS FROM THIS. IT LOOKS LIKE THEY’RE LOOKING IT LOOKS LIKE THEY’RE LOOKING FOR AN EXCUSE TO GO TO WAR WITH FOR AN EXCUSE TO GO TO WAR WITH IRAN. IRAN.>>SOME MAY BE, BUT ON THE OTHER>>SOME MAY BE, BUT ON THE OTHER HAND THE ENTIRE TRUMP PRESIDENCY HAND THE ENTIRE TRUMP PRESIDENCY HAS BEEN PREMISED ON THE IDEA OF HAS BEEN PREMISED ON THE IDEA OF WINDING DOWN WARS. WINDING DOWN WARS. HE USES THE PHRASE FIRE AND HE USES THE PHRASE FIRE AND FURRY, LOCKED AND LOADED, BUT FURRY, LOCKED AND LOADED, BUT THE LAST I CHECKED, OTHER THAN THE LAST I CHECKED, OTHER THAN SHOOTING A COUPLE OF CRUISE SHOOTING A COUPLE OF CRUISE MISSILES IN SYRIA, WE HAVE NOT MISSILES IN SYRIA, WE HAVE NOT USED MILITARY ACTION. USED MILITARY ACTION. IF WE WERE TO USE MILITARY FORCE IF WE WERE TO USE MILITARY FORCE AGAINST IRAN, I DON’T KNOW AGAINST IRAN, I DON’T KNOW ANYBODY IN THE BUSINESS WHO ANYBODY IN THE BUSINESS WHO THINKS THAT’S THE BEGINNING AND THINKS THAT’S THE BEGINNING AND END OF IT. END OF IT. AGAIN, YOU HAVE IRANIA MALISH AGAIN, YOU HAVE IRANIA MALISH SHAHS, IRAN ITSELF COULD DO SHAHS, IRAN ITSELF COULD DO THINGS. THINGS. THIS HAS ALLS TAKENREADY TAKEN D THIS HAS ALLS TAKENREADY TAKEN D KNOW HOW LONG. KNOW HOW LONG. YOU HAVE THE FOG OF WAR ARE TO YOU HAVE THE FOG OF WAR ARE TO BE BLUNT, YOU HAVE THE FOG OF BE BLUNT, YOU HAVE THE FOG OF AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY. AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY.>>IT’S HARD TO UNDERSTAND.>>IT’S HARD TO UNDERSTAND. TRUMP ALSO TWEETED YESTERDAY, TRUMP ALSO TWEETED YESTERDAY, QUOTE, THE FAKE NEWS IS SAYING QUOTE, THE FAKE NEWS IS SAYING THAT I’M WILLING TO MEET WITH THAT I’M WILLING TO MEET WITH IRAN, NO CONDITIONS. IRAN, NO CONDITIONS. THAT SAN INCORRECT STATEMENT? THAT SAN INCORRECT STATEMENT?>>REALLY?>>REALLY?>>>>AS USUAL.>>>>AS USUAL.>>I THOUGHT I SWORE THE>>I THOUGHT I SWORE THE PRESIDENT SAID HE WOULD DO THAT PRESIDENT SAID HE WOULD DO THAT HIMSELF. HIMSELF. I WISH WHEN HE SOME VIDEOTAPE I WISH WHEN HE SOME VIDEOTAPE THAT WOULD CLARIFY THIS THAT WOULD CLARIFY THIS MISUNDERSTANDING, THIS SO-CALLED MISUNDERSTANDING, THIS SO-CALLED FAKE NEWS. FAKE NEWS.>>CUE THE MONTAGE.>>CUE THE MONTAGE.>>I WOULD CERTAINLY MEET WITH>>I WOULD CERTAINLY MEET WITH IRAN IF THEY WANTED TO MEET. IRAN IF THEY WANTED TO MEET.>>DO YOU HAVE PRECONDITIONS>>DO YOU HAVE PRECONDITIONS NOOR MEETING? NOOR MEETING?>>NO PRECONDITIONS, NO.>>NO PRECONDITIONS, NO. THEY WANT TO MEET, I’LL MEET. THEY WANT TO MEET, I’LL MEET. ANY TIME THEY WANT. ANY TIME THEY WANT. ANYTIME THEY WANT. ANYTIME THEY WANT. IT’S GOOD FOR THE COUNTRY, GOOD IT’S GOOD FOR THE COUNTRY, GOOD FOR THEM, GOOD FOR US, AND GOOD FOR THEM, GOOD FOR US, AND GOOD FOR THE WORLD. FOR THE WORLD. NO PRECONDITIONS. NO PRECONDITIONS. IF THEY WANT TO MEET I’LL MEET. IF THEY WANT TO MEET I’LL MEET.>>IT ONE ON ONE TALKS WITH YOU>>IT ONE ON ONE TALKS WITH YOU ANT AYATOLLAH. ANT AYATOLLAH.>>HERE’S WHAT I WANT, ANYTHING>>HERE’S WHAT I WANT, ANYTHING THAT GETS YOU TO THE RESULT, YOU THAT GETS YOU TO THE RESULT, YOU WANT TO TALK GOOD. WANT TO TALK GOOD. OTHERWISE YOU CAN HAVE A BAD OTHERWISE YOU CAN HAVE A BAD ECONOMY FOR THE NEXT THREE ECONOMY FOR THE NEXT THREE YEARS. YEARS.>>NO PRECONDITIONS?>>NO PRECONDITIONS?>>NOT AS FAR AS I’M CONCERNED.>>NOT AS FAR AS I’M CONCERNED. NO PRECONDITIONS. NO PRECONDITIONS.>>I THINK WE’VE DONE MORE>>I THINK WE’VE DONE MORE SANCTIONS ON IRAN THAN ANYBODY SANCTIONS ON IRAN THAN ANYBODY AND IT’S ABSOLUTELY WORKING. AND IT’S ABSOLUTELY WORKING. PRESIDENT HAS MADE CLEAR HE’S PRESIDENT HAS MADE CLEAR HE’S HAPPY TO TAKE A MEETING WITH NO HAPPY TO TAKE A MEETING WITH NO PRECONDITIONS. PRECONDITIONS.>>FOR CLARITY ON THIS, CAN YOU>>FOR CLARITY ON THIS, CAN YOU FOR SEE A MEETING BETWEEN FOR SEE A MEETING BETWEEN PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE IRANIAN PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE IRANIAN LEADER LATER THIS MONTH LEADER LATER THIS MONTH SURROUNDING THE UNITED NATIONS? SURROUNDING THE UNITED NATIONS?>>SURE.>>SURE.>>WOULD THE PRESIDENT SUPPORT>>WOULD THE PRESIDENT SUPPORT THAT AND DO YOU SUPPORT THAT? THAT AND DO YOU SUPPORT THAT?>>THE PRESIDENT HAS MADE IT>>THE PRESIDENT HAS MADE IT VERY CLEAR, HE’S PREPARED TO VERY CLEAR, HE’S PREPARED TO MEET WITH NO PRECONDITIONS. MEET WITH NO PRECONDITIONS.>>OKAY, SO WE HEARD IT ABOUT>>OKAY, SO WE HEARD IT ABOUT SEVEN TIMES FROM THE PRESIDENT, SEVEN TIMES FROM THE PRESIDENT, AND FROM THE PRESIDENT’S AND FROM THE PRESIDENT’S SECRETARY OF STATE. SECRETARY OF STATE.>>YEAH.>>YEAH.>>AND FROM THE PRESIDENT’S>>AND FROM THE PRESIDENT’S TREASURY SECRETARY THAT THEY TREASURY SECRETARY THAT THEY WOULD IMMEDIATE IRAN WITH NO WOULD IMMEDIATE IRAN WITH NO PRECONDITIONS. PRECONDITIONS. LET’S PUT THAT TWEET BACK UP LET’S PUT THAT TWEET BACK UP AGAIN. AGAIN.>>LET’S SEE HERE.>>LET’S SEE HERE.>>THE PRESIDENT SAYS THE FAKE>>THE PRESIDENT SAYS THE FAKE NEWS IS SAYING THAT I’M WILLING NEWS IS SAYING THAT I’M WILLING TO MEET WITH IRAN, NO TO MEET WITH IRAN, NO CONDITIONS. CONDITIONS. THAT IS AN INCORRECT STATEMENT. THAT IS AN INCORRECT STATEMENT. OKAY. OKAY. SO THIS IS — I DON’T KNOW. SO THIS IS — I DON’T KNOW. I KNOW THAT THERE ARE A LOT OF I KNOW THAT THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT ARE FRAGILE AND PEOPLE THAT ARE FRAGILE AND DON’T LIKE WHEN THE PRESIDENT’S DON’T LIKE WHEN THE PRESIDENT’S CALLED A LIAR. CALLED A LIAR. SO I WILL LET YOU CONCLUDE SO I WILL LET YOU CONCLUDE YOURSELF WHETHER YOU THINK THE YOURSELF WHETHER YOU THINK THE PRESIDENT IS A LIAR OR NOT AND PRESIDENT IS A LIAR OR NOT AND WHETHER HE USES FAKE NEWS TO WHETHER HE USES FAKE NEWS TO COVER UP HIS LIES, AS HE’S DONE COVER UP HIS LIES, AS HE’S DONE REPEATEDLY. REPEATEDLY. PRESIDENT JUST SAID IT WAS A PRESIDENT JUST SAID IT WAS A LIE. LIE.>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT.>>TO SUGGEST THAT HE WAS GOING>>TO SUGGEST THAT HE WAS GOING TO MEET WITH PRESEASONS. TO MEET WITH PRESEASONS. I WANT TO RUN THAT MONTAGE ONE I WANT TO RUN THAT MONTAGE ONE MORE TIME BECAUSE IT’S MONDAY MORE TIME BECAUSE IT’S MONDAY MORNING. MORNING. I’M A LITTLE — I’M A LITTLE –>>WE’RE SLOW.>>WE’RE SLOW.>>I’M A LITTLE FOGGY HEADED,>>I’M A LITTLE FOGGY HEADED, THE RED SOX SWEPT THIS WEEKEND THE RED SOX SWEPT THIS WEEKEND SO I GOT VERTIGO, SO MAYBE I SO I GOT VERTIGO, SO MAYBE I JUST DIDN’T UNDERSTAND THIS. JUST DIDN’T UNDERSTAND THIS. AS DENZEL WASHINGTON SAID IN AS DENZEL WASHINGTON SAID IN PHILADELPHIA, MAYBE YOU NEED TO PHILADELPHIA, MAYBE YOU NEED TO EXPLAIN IT TO ME LIKE I’M A EXPLAIN IT TO ME LIKE I’M A FOURTH GRADER. FOURTH GRADER. EXPLAIN IT TO ME LIKE I’M A EXPLAIN IT TO ME LIKE I’M A FOURTH GRADER. FOURTH GRADER. THE PRESIDENT SAYS IT’S FAKE — THE PRESIDENT SAYS IT’S FAKE –>>STAY WITH ME.>>STAY WITH ME.>>YEAH.>>YEAH.>>STAY WITH ME, Y’ALL.>>STAY WITH ME, Y’ALL.>>WE’RE ALL WITH YA.>>WE’RE ALL WITH YA.>>I’M TALK TOURING FRIENDS OUT>>I’M TALK TOURING FRIENDS OUT THERE, HEY, Y’ALL, YOU YOU STILL THERE, HEY, Y’ALL, YOU YOU STILL WITH ME? WITH ME?>>WATCH YOUR ACCENT.>>WATCH YOUR ACCENT.>>THAT’S MY ACCENT.>>THAT’S MY ACCENT. SO Y’ALL ARE YOU STILL WITH SHE? SO Y’ALL ARE YOU STILL WITH SHE? BECAUSE I’M GOING TO SHOW Y’ALL BECAUSE I’M GOING TO SHOW Y’ALL WHAT THE PRESIDENT SAID IN THE WHAT THE PRESIDENT SAID IN THE TWEET. TWEET. THIS WAS ON THE TWITTER. THIS WAS ON THE TWITTER. WATCH THIS. WATCH THIS. CAN Y’ALL PUT THE TWITTER UP CAN Y’ALL PUT THE TWITTER UP BEGIN. BEGIN.>>WE’LL PUT IT UP AGAIN.>>WE’LL PUT IT UP AGAIN.>>THE FAKE NEWS IS SAYING THAT>>THE FAKE NEWS IS SAYING THAT I’M WILLING TO MEET WITH IRAN NO I’M WILLING TO MEET WITH IRAN NO CONDITIONS. CONDITIONS. THIS IS AN INCORRECT STATEMENT, THIS IS AN INCORRECT STATEMENT, AS USUAL. AS USUAL.>>NEVER SAID THAT.>>NEVER SAID THAT.>>WOW, HE REALLY GOT THE FAKE>>WOW, HE REALLY GOT THE FAKE NEWS, DIDN’T HE? NEWS, DIDN’T HE? WELL, LET’S SEE IF THE PRESIDENT WELL, LET’S SEE IF THE PRESIDENT AND HIS FRIENDS EVER SAID HE WAS AND HIS FRIENDS EVER SAID HE WAS GOING TO MEET WITH IRAN WITH NO GOING TO MEET WITH IRAN WITH NO PRESEASONS. PRESEASONS. ROLL THE TAPE. ROLL THE TAPE.>>I WOULD CERTAINLY MEET WITH>>I WOULD CERTAINLY MEET WITH IRAN IF THEY WANTED TO MEET. IRAN IF THEY WANTED TO MEET.>>DO YOU HAVE PRE CONDITIONS>>DO YOU HAVE PRE CONDITIONS FOR THAT MEETING? FOR THAT MEETING?>>NO PRECONDITIONS, NO.>>NO PRECONDITIONS, NO. IF THEY WANT TO MEET, I’LL MEET. IF THEY WANT TO MEET, I’LL MEET. ANY TIME THEY WANT. ANY TIME THEY WANT. ANY TIME THEY WANT. ANY TIME THEY WANT. IT’S GOOD FOR THE COUNTRY, GOOD IT’S GOOD FOR THE COUNTRY, GOOD FOR THEM, GOOD FOR US AND GOOD FOR THEM, GOOD FOR US AND GOOD FOR THE WORLD. FOR THE WORLD. NO PRECONDITIONS. NO PRECONDITIONS. IF THEY WANT TO MEET I’LL MEET. IF THEY WANT TO MEET I’LL MEET.>>IS IT ONE ON ONE TALKS WITH>>IS IT ONE ON ONE TALKS WITH THE AYATOLLAH? THE AYATOLLAH?>>HERE’S WHAT I WANT.>>HERE’S WHAT I WANT. ANYTHING TO GET YOU TO THE ANYTHING TO GET YOU TO THE RESULT, YOU WANT TO TALK GOOD, RESULT, YOU WANT TO TALK GOOD, OTHERWISE YOU CAN HAVE A BAD OTHERWISE YOU CAN HAVE A BAD ECONOMY FOR THE NEXT THREE ECONOMY FOR THE NEXT THREE YEARS. YEARS.>>NO PRECONDITIONS?>>NO PRECONDITIONS?>>NOT AS FAR AS I’M CONCERNED.>>NOT AS FAR AS I’M CONCERNED. NO PRECONDITIONS. NO PRECONDITIONS.>>I THINK YOU’VE DONE MORE>>I THINK YOU’VE DONE MORE SANCTIONS ON IRAN THAN ANYBODY SANCTIONS ON IRAN THAN ANYBODY AND IT’S WORKING. AND IT’S WORKING. PRESIDENT IS HAPPY TO TAKE A PRESIDENT IS HAPPY TO TAKE A MEETING WITH NO PRECONDITIONS. MEETING WITH NO PRECONDITIONS.>>FOR CLARITY ON THIS, CAN YOU>>FOR CLARITY ON THIS, CAN YOU FORESEE A MEETING BETWEEN FORESEE A MEETING BETWEEN PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE IRANIAN PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE IRANIAN LEADER LATER THIS MONTH LEADER LATER THIS MONTH SURROUNDING THE UNITED NATIONS? SURROUNDING THE UNITED NATIONS?>>SURE.>>SURE.>>WOULD THE PRESIDENT SUPPORT>>WOULD THE PRESIDENT SUPPORT THAT AND DO YOU SUPPORT THAT? THAT AND DO YOU SUPPORT THAT?>>THE PRESIDENT HAS MADE IT>>THE PRESIDENT HAS MADE IT VERY CLEAR, HE’S PREPARED TO VERY CLEAR, HE’S PREPARED TO MEET WITH NO PRECONDITIONS. MEET WITH NO PRECONDITIONS.>>THERE IT IS, I’M CONFUSED>>THERE IT IS, I’M CONFUSED BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT SAYS NO BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT SAYS NO PRECONDITIONS. PRECONDITIONS. SHAN MONTH, SHAN MONTH, SHANNON, HE SAYS NO SHANNON, HE SAYS NO PRECONDITIONS, MIKE POMPEO SAYS PRECONDITIONS, MIKE POMPEO SAYS NO PRECONDITIONS, THE TREASURY NO PRECONDITIONS, THE TREASURY SECRETARY SAYING NO SECRETARY SAYING NO PRECONDITIONS. PRECONDITIONS. THE PRESIDENT SOUNDS FAIRLY THE PRESIDENT SOUNDS FAIRLY DESPERATE TO MEET WITH THE DESPERATE TO MEET WITH THE IRANIANS. IRANIANS. WHAT HAPPENED THIS WEEK AND WHY WHAT HAPPENED THIS WEEK AND WHY IS HE NOW LYING AND SAYING THAT IS HE NOW LYING AND SAYING THAT HE NEVER SAID HE WOULD MEET THE HE NEVER SAID HE WOULD MEET THE IRANIANS WITH NO PRECONDITIONS? IRANIANS WITH NO PRECONDITIONS?>>YEAH, WELL, AND IT’S KIND OF>>YEAH, WELL, AND IT’S KIND OF A CRYPTIC TWEET, I DON’T KNOW A CRYPTIC TWEET, I DON’T KNOW WHAT NO CONDITIONS IN CAPS AND WHAT NO CONDITIONS IN CAPS AND QUOTES ACTUALLY MEANS. QUOTES ACTUALLY MEANS. WE’LL ASK HIM AT DEPARTURE WE’LL ASK HIM AT DEPARTURE TODAY, WE’LL ALL BE ON THE SOUTH TODAY, WE’LL ALL BE ON THE SOUTH LAWN AND I’LL TRY TO GET AN LAWN AND I’LL TRY TO GET AN UPDATE ON WHAT HE’S THINKING. UPDATE ON WHAT HE’S THINKING. WHAT I CAN TELL YOU FROM INSIDE WHAT I CAN TELL YOU FROM INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE THERE’S A LOT OF THE WHITE HOUSE THERE’S A LOT OF UNCERTAINTY ABOUT WHAT THE UNCERTAINTY ABOUT WHAT THE PRESIDENT’S POLICY ON IRAN IS PRESIDENT’S POLICY ON IRAN IS GOING TO BE BECAUSE IT SEEMS THE GOING TO BE BECAUSE IT SEEMS THE PRESIDENT DOESN’T KNOW WHAT HIS PRESIDENT DOESN’T KNOW WHAT HIS NEXT STEP SHOULD BE ON IRAN. NEXT STEP SHOULD BE ON IRAN. AND IT SEEMS THAT HE IS A BIT AND IT SEEMS THAT HE IS A BIT TORN BETWEEN MACRON, WHO REALLY TORN BETWEEN MACRON, WHO REALLY SORT OF PUT THE PRESSURE ON HIM SORT OF PUT THE PRESSURE ON HIM AT THE G7 TO SIT DOWN TO TRY TO AT THE G7 TO SIT DOWN TO TRY TO NEGOTIATE WITH IRAN, TO TRY TO NEGOTIATE WITH IRAN, TO TRY TO GET SOME SORT OF TALKS MOVING TO GET SOME SORT OF TALKS MOVING TO GET AN IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL THAT GET AN IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL THAT THE U.S. IS INVOLVED IN BACK ON THE U.S. IS INVOLVED IN BACK ON THE TABLE. THE TABLE. BUT AT THE SAME TIME HE’S HAD BUT AT THE SAME TIME HE’S HAD NETANYAHU WHO HE MEWES VIEWS ASV NETANYAHU WHO HE MEWES VIEWS ASV HIS CLOSEST ALLIES PUSHING HIM HIS CLOSEST ALLIES PUSHING HIM ON IRAN. ON IRAN. NETANYAHU IS FACING HIS OWN NETANYAHU IS FACING HIS OWN ISSUES BACK IN ISRAEL. ISSUES BACK IN ISRAEL. AND NOW HAVING BOLTON NO LONGER AND NOW HAVING BOLTON NO LONGER AT THE TABLE THROWS A LOT OF AT THE TABLE THROWS A LOT OF CONFUSION ABOUT WHERE EVERYONE CONFUSION ABOUT WHERE EVERYONE STANDS ON. STANDS ON. PY I WOULD NOT BE SURPRISED IF PY I WOULD NOT BE SURPRISED IF THE PRESIDENT DOESN’T KNOW WHERE THE PRESIDENT DOESN’T KNOW WHERE WHAT HIS NEXT STEPS ARE GOING TO WHAT HIS NEXT STEPS ARE GOING TO BE. BE. THEY’RE FUMBLING AROUND TO THEY’RE FUMBLING AROUND TO FIGURE OUT WHO TO BLAME FOR THE FIGURE OUT WHO TO BLAME FOR THE SAUDI ATTACK ALTHOUGH IT’S A SAUDI ATTACK ALTHOUGH IT’S A TIME YOU SHOULD BE QUIET. TIME YOU SHOULD BE QUIET. BUT THE PRESIDENT DOESN’T WANT BUT THE PRESIDENT DOESN’T WANT TO ENGAGE IN ANY ATTACKS BUT HE TO ENGAGE IN ANY ATTACKS BUT HE CAN’T LOOK SOFT ON RAURN AND HE CAN’T LOOK SOFT ON RAURN AND HE STILL HAS HIS BIGGEST ALLIES STILL HAS HIS BIGGEST ALLIES LIKE NETANYAHU OUT THERE LIKE NETANYAHU OUT THERE PRESSURING HIM TO TAKE SOME SORT PRESSURING HIM TO TAKE SOME SORT OF ACTION ON IRAN AND TO NOT OF ACTION ON IRAN AND TO NOT LOOK LIKE HE IS GOING SOFT LOOK LIKE HE IS GOING SOFT THERE. THERE.>>WELL, THAT IS A GREAT POINT.>>WELL, THAT IS A GREAT POINT. JONATHAN, OBVIOUSLY NETANYAHU JONATHAN, OBVIOUSLY NETANYAHU WAS THROWING EVERYTHING AT THE WAS THROWING EVERYTHING AT THE WALL THAT HE CAN. WALL THAT HE CAN. HE’S TALKED ABOUT OCCUPYING HE’S TALKED ABOUT OCCUPYING EVERYTHING SHORT OF KANSAS CITY. EVERYTHING SHORT OF KANSAS CITY. HE DOES THESE THINGS BEFORE HE DOES THESE THINGS BEFORE ELECTIONS TRYING TO, AGAIN, ELECTIONS TRYING TO, AGAIN, TRYING TO GET AS MANY HARD-RIGHT TRYING TO GET AS MANY HARD-RIGHT VOTERS ON HIS SIDE BEFORE HE VOTERS ON HIS SIDE BEFORE HE GOES TO THE BALLOT BOX. GOES TO THE BALLOT BOX. COULD IT BE THAT DONALD TRUMP IS COULD IT BE THAT DONALD TRUMP IS SIMPLY TAKING A HARDER LINE THIS SIMPLY TAKING A HARDER LINE THIS WEEK ON IRAN BECAUSE OF THE WEEK ON IRAN BECAUSE OF THE ATTACKS BUT ALSO BECAUSE HE ATTACKS BUT ALSO BECAUSE HE WANTS TO HELP NETANYAHU WIN WANTS TO HELP NETANYAHU WIN ENOUGH VOTES TO BE ABLE TO ENOUGH VOTES TO BE ABLE TO COBBLE TOGETHER A RULING COBBLE TOGETHER A RULING COALITION IN ISRAEL? COALITION IN ISRAEL?>>NETANYAHU’S FATE IS CERTAINLY>>NETANYAHU’S FATE IS CERTAINLY VERY IMPORTANT TO THE PRESIDENT, VERY IMPORTANT TO THE PRESIDENT, ARGUABLY HIS CLOSEST ARGUABLY HIS CLOSEST INTERNATIONAL ALLY AND ONE HE’S INTERNATIONAL ALLY AND ONE HE’S TRIED TO BACK UP TIME AND TIME TRIED TO BACK UP TIME AND TIME AGAIN. AGAIN. BUT HE HADN’T REALLY FALLEN FOR BUT HE HADN’T REALLY FALLEN FOR THE IDEA OF MEETING WITH THE IDEA OF MEETING WITH PRESIDENT ROUHANI IN THE IS PRESIDENT ROUHANI IN THE IS SOMETHING WE’VE SEEN HIM PRIZE SOMETHING WE’VE SEEN HIM PRIZE THIS PERSONAL DIPLOMACY AND THIS PERSONAL DIPLOMACY AND THERE WAS REAL MOVEMENT HERE TO THERE WAS REAL MOVEMENT HERE TO TRY TO MEET WITH PRESIDENT TRY TO MEET WITH PRESIDENT RESCUE NA HAHNY RESCUE NA HAHNY ROUHANI IN NEW YORK NEXT WEEK. ROUHANI IN NEW YORK NEXT WEEK. IRANIAN NEWS SAYING THE MEETING IRANIAN NEWS SAYING THE MEETING IS OFF. IS OFF. AT THIS POINT IS THE PRESIDENT AT THIS POINT IS THE PRESIDENT EVEN ABLE TO MEET WITH ROUHANI EVEN ABLE TO MEET WITH ROUHANI IN THE U.N. AND SECONDLY WHAT IN THE U.N. AND SECONDLY WHAT SORT OF MESSAGE IS THIS SENDING, SORT OF MESSAGE IS THIS SENDING, THIS SORT OF FOG THAT WE’RE THIS SORT OF FOG THAT WE’RE GETTING CONFLICTING MESSAGES GETTING CONFLICTING MESSAGES FROM THE PRESIDENT AND HIS STAFF FROM THE PRESIDENT AND HIS STAFF AND THE SECRETARY, WHAT DO OUR AND THE SECRETARY, WHAT DO OUR ALLIES THINK BUT HOW IS THIS ALLIES THINK BUT HOW IS THIS PLAYING IN TEHRAN? PLAYING IN TEHRAN?>>I THINK THAT’S WHY HE>>I THINK THAT’S WHY HE BACKTRACKED ON THAT TWEET, WE BACKTRACKED ON THAT TWEET, WE WANT THE MEETING TOO MUCH. WANT THE MEETING TOO MUCH. IF DIPLOMACY IS NOT ON THE IF DIPLOMACY IS NOT ON THE TABLE, THEN IT LEAVES YOU WITH TABLE, THEN IT LEAVES YOU WITH MILITARY FORCE. MILITARY FORCE. AND THEY DON’T WANT US TO USE AND THEY DON’T WANT US TO USE MILITARY FORCE. MILITARY FORCE. ISRAEL ON THE EVEN OF AN ISRAEL ON THE EVEN OF AN ELECTION OR RIGHT AFTER AN ELECTION OR RIGHT AFTER AN ELECTION WHEN THEY’RE TRYING TO ELECTION WHEN THEY’RE TRYING TO FORM A GOVERNMENT, THEY DON’T FORM A GOVERNMENT, THEY DON’T WANT ALL SORTS OF ROCKETS WANT ALL SORTS OF ROCKETS FALLING ON NORTHERN ISRAELI FALLING ON NORTHERN ISRAELI SETTLEMENTS AND VILLEAGES AND SETTLEMENTS AND VILLEAGES AND TOWNS. TOWNS. EVERYBODY’S TALKING TOUGH, EVERYBODY’S TALKING TOUGH, NOBODY WANTS TO ACT TOUGH. NOBODY WANTS TO ACT TOUGH. WHAT THIS DOES IS IT REINFORCES WHAT THIS DOES IS IT REINFORCES THE FENCE THAT THE FENCE THAT THE OFFENSE THAT WE SHOULDN’T GO THE OFFENSE THAT WE SHOULDN’T GO TO WAR. TO WAR. WE MAKE ALL THREATS THAT WE WE MAKE ALL THREATS THAT WE DON’T ACT OPEN. DON’T ACT OPEN. ARE WE WILLING TO TALK TO RAURNI ARE WE WILLING TO TALK TO RAURNI OR NOT. OR NOT. IMAGINE YOU’RE AN AMERICAN ALLY? IMAGINE YOU’RE AN AMERICAN ALLY? YOU GET UP AND HOW DO YOU KNOW YOU GET UP AND HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU CAN DEPEND ON. WHAT YOU CAN DEPEND ON. BUT YOU’VE MADE THE CHOICE TO BUT YOU’VE MADE THE CHOICE TO DEPEND ON THE UNITED STATES. DEPEND ON THE UNITED STATES. WE’VE BECOME NOT ONLY THE MOST WE’VE BECOME NOT ONLY THE MOST DISRUPTIVE COUNTRY BUT THE MOST DISRUPTIVE COUNTRY BUT THE MOST UNPREDICTIVE. UNPREDICTIVE. YOU CAN’T BE A SUCCESSFUL GREAT YOU CAN’T BE A SUCCESSFUL GREAT POWER AND BE UNRELIABLE AND YOU POWER AND BE UNRELIABLE AND YOU PREDICTABLE AND THAT’S WHAT PREDICTABLE AND THAT’S WHAT WE’RE INCREASINGLY BECOMING. WE’RE INCREASINGLY BECOMING.>>IT’S FASCINATING, MIKA, YOU>>IT’S FASCINATING, MIKA, YOU HAVE — DONALD TRUMP WAS HAVE — DONALD TRUMP WAS DESPERATE TO MEET WITH THE DESPERATE TO MEET WITH THE TALIBAN IN CAMP DAVID. TALIBAN IN CAMP DAVID. AND THEN HE LEARNED THE TALIBAN AND THEN HE LEARNED THE TALIBAN ARE BAD PEOPLE. ARE BAD PEOPLE. RIGHT? RIGHT? THEN THE PRESIDENT HAS GROWN THEN THE PRESIDENT HAS GROWN INCREASINGLY DESPERATE TO MEET INCREASINGLY DESPERATE TO MEET WITH THE IRANIANS. WITH THE IRANIANS. AND NOW HE AWAKENS TO FIND THAT AND NOW HE AWAKENS TO FIND THAT THE IRANIANS AIR DISRUPTINGRE A THE IRANIANS AIR DISRUPTINGRE A FORCE IN THE MIDDLE EAST. FORCE IN THE MIDDLE EAST.>>IS HE JUST DISCOVERING THIS?>>IS HE JUST DISCOVERING THIS?>>THE PRESIDENT OFDESPERATE TO>>THE PRESIDENT OFDESPERATE TO MEET WITH AND STRIKE A DEAL WITH MEET WITH AND STRIKE A DEAL WITH THE PRESIDENT OF NORTH KOREAN THE PRESIDENT OF NORTH KOREAN DESPITE THE FACT THAT KIM DESPITE THE FACT THAT KIM JONG-UN MAKE HIM LOOK LIKE A JONG-UN MAKE HIM LOOK LIKE A FOOL EVERY WEEK WITH HIS MISSILE FOOL EVERY WEEK WITH HIS MISSILE TESTS EVERY WEEK WHICH WILL TESTS EVERY WEEK WHICH WILL INCREASE HIS ABILITY TO STRIKE INCREASE HIS ABILITY TO STRIKE THE UNITED STATES IN A COUPLE THE UNITED STATES IN A COUPLE YEARS WITH NUCLEAR WARHEADS. YEARS WITH NUCLEAR WARHEADS. THIS FOREIGN POLICY DISTURBING THIS FOREIGN POLICY DISTURBING BECAUSE HE NOT ONLY INSULTS BECAUSE HE NOT ONLY INSULTS DEMOCRATIC ALLIES ACROSS EUROPE, DEMOCRATIC ALLIES ACROSS EUROPE, HE ALSO CONTINUES TO EMBRACE — HE ALSO CONTINUES TO EMBRACE –>>COZY UP.>>COZY UP.>>– FOR SOME REASON AND COZY>>– FOR SOME REASON AND COZY UP TO THE WORST REGIMES ACROSS UP TO THE WORST REGIMES ACROSS THE PLANET. THE PLANET.>>WE FOLLOW IT.>>WE FOLLOW IT.>>>STILL AHEAD, BARACK OBAMA>>>STILL AHEAD, BARACK OBAMA WANTED BEYONCE AND DONALD TRUMP WANTED BEYONCE AND DONALD TRUMP WANTED ELTON JOHN. WANTED ELTON JOHN.>>HE LOVED — HE HAS THIS>>HE LOVED — HE HAS THIS OBSESSION WITH ELTON JOHN LIKE OBSESSION WITH ELTON JOHN LIKE YOU USED TO VAN OBSESSION WITH YOU USED TO VAN OBSESSION WITH ANDY GIBB, I THINK. ANDY GIBB, I THINK.>>YES, SHADOW DANCING.>>YES, SHADOW DANCING. BUT THE BRITISH HIT MAKER BUT THE BRITISH HIT MAKER DECLINED TO PLAY THE PRESIDENT’S DECLINED TO PLAY THE PRESIDENT’S INAUGURATION. INAUGURATION. MAYBE THE CROWD WASN’T GOING TO MAYBE THE CROWD WASN’T GOING TO BE BIG ENOUGH. BE BIG ENOUGH.>>IT’S INTIMATE, BUT NOTHING

Netanyahu rushed off stage after rockets fired into Israel


NETANYAHU THE CHIEF DESTROYER OF THE PEACE PROCESS. AND BREAKING NEWS JUST MINUTES AGO. AS NETANYAHU WAS AT A CAMPAIGN EVENT, LOOK HERE. SECURITY FORCES RUSHED HIM OFF THE STAGE BECAUSE OUR TEAM IN JERUSALEM REPORTS PALESTINIANS FIRED LARGE ROCKETS FROM THE GAZA INTO TWO MAJOR CITIES IN THE ISRAELI SOUTH. IT’S BREAKING NEW. TREY YINGST REPORTING LIVE IN THE JERUSALEM NEWSROOM. TREY?>>SHEP, THAT’S RIGHT. IN THE LAST HOUR, TWO ROCKETS WERE FIRED FROM THE GAZA STRIP INTO SOUTHERN ISRAEL. THIS IS SIGNIFICANT FOR TWO REASONS. THE FIRST, THESE ARE MAJOR ROCKETS. THEY’RE TARGETING LARGE ISRAELI CITIES. THIS IS SIGNIFICANT FOR ANOTHER REASON. AS YOU CAN SEE, ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU WAS SPEAKING AT ONE OF THE CITIES IN AN ELECTION RALLY. HE WAS RUSHED OFF STAGE. HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR. ONE OF THE ROCKETS WAS INTERCEPTED BY THE IRON DOME. THERE’S REPORTS OF OTHER ROCKETS LANDING IN OPEN AREAS. NOW, WE CAN EXPECT IN MASSIVE RESPONSES AS THIS IS BEING SEEN LOCALLY AS A MAJOR ESCALATION. THIS WEEK, EGYPTIAN NEGOTIATORS WERE TRYING TO BROKER A LONG-MATERIAL CEASE AGREEMENT. WHEN IT COMES TO THIS CONFLICT INSIDE GAZA, IF TONIGHT IS AN INDICATION, THE TALKS DID NOT GO VERY WELL.>>Shepard: AS ELECTIONS APPROACH IN ISRAEL, THINGS HEAT UP. A LONG HISTORY OF THIS. NOW THIS ANNOUNCEMENT OF ANNEXATION OF THE WEST BANK. WHAT DO YOU KNOW?>>EXACTLY. BENJAMIN NETANYAHU SPEAKING BEFORE THE ELECTION. HE SAID HE WILL TAKE OVER PARTS OF THE WEST BANK. THIS IS AN EXTREMELY CONTROVERSIAL POLITICAL POSITION, BUT SOMETHING THAT FOR HIM MAY GIVE HIM AN EDGE WITH THE FOR RIGHT HERE IN ISRAEL. NETANYAHU MADE THIS PROMISE TO TAKE OVER LARGE PORTIONS OF THE WEST BANK INCLUDING JORDAN VALLEY AND AREAS NORTH OF THE DEAD SEA IF HE WINS. THE 13-YEAR LEADER OF ISRAEL SAID THIS WOULD BE DONE WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. THE WHITE HOUSE HAS INDICATED THAT THE PRESIDENT’S DEAL OF THE CENTURY WOULD BE RELEASED LATER THIS WEEK. ANNEXING MORE PARTS OF THE WEST BANK IS HIS PLAN IF HE WINS RE-ELECTION, IS A VERY CONTROVERSIAL THING WITH PALESTINIANS.

Netanyahu opens up about his history with America


. MARK: WELCOME TO “LIFE, LIBERTY & LEVIN.” IT’S AN HONOR TO SEE YOU, MR. PRIME MINISTER.>>IS THAT IT? “LIFE, LIBERTY & LEVIN”? MARK: THAT’S IT.>>GLAD TO BE HERE. MARK: EMPHASIS ON THE LEVIN.>>GOT IT. MARK: YOU’VE BEEN HERE SEVERAL DAYS, YOU’RE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES SEEMS TO BE VERY UNIQUE, VERY PERSONAL. IS IT UNIQUE AND PERSONAL AND HOW DID IT GET THAT WAY?>>IT IS, AND IT BEGAN THAT WAY. THAT’S THE WAY IT BEGAN, I CAN’T EXPLAIN IT. JUST LIKE THAT. MARK: YOU HAVE SHARED VALUE ANDS BELIEFS AND THAT SORT OF THING?>>I THINK SO, BUT THERE’S ALSO A CERTAIN CHEMISTRY. PRESIDENT LIKES TO CUT THROUGH –>>NOISE.>>I DON’T WANT TO CALL IT NOISE. THERE ARE TWO INITIALS IN ENGLISH, YOU KNOW? HE CUTS RIGHT THROUGH IT. MARK: YES.>>AND IT’S REFRESHING WHEN WE TALK ABOUT SERIOUS THINGS, HE CUTS RIGHT TO THE POINT. AND I APPRECIATE THAT. I ALSO REMEMBER HIM WHEN I WAS AMBASSADOR OF ISRAEL TO THE UNITED NATIONS AND HE WAS A VERY PROMINENT BUSINESSMAN IN NEW YORK AND WE OCCASIONALLY BUMPED IN THE SAME CIRCLES, BUT WE MET YEARS LATER, AND IT’S BEEN A DIRECT AND VERY POSITIVE RELATIONSHIP FROM THE GET-GO. MARK: AS A MATTER OF FACT, WHEN YOU SERVED AT THE EMBASSY HERE, YOU SPENT A LITTLE CHUNK OF YOUR LIFE IN AMERICA. IN FACT, YOU AND I WENT TO THE SAME HIGH SCHOOL, NOT TOGETHER, BUT THE SAME HIGH SCHOOL, CHELDANHAM OUTSIDE OF PHILADELPHIA WHERE. IT D IT START AND WHERE DID IT GO?>>I CAME HERE FOR THE FIRST TIME WHEN I WAS EIGHT YEARS OLD ABOUT A YEAR. DIDN’T KNOW A WORD OF ENGLISH. MY FATHER CAME HERE TO EDIT THE — HE WAS A GREAT PROFESSOR, A GREAT HISTORIAN, BUT THE WAY HE MADE HIS LIVING IS EDITED ENCYCLOPEDIAS. THEY WANTED HIM TO EDIT A GREAT JEWISH ENCYCLOPEDIA WHICH HE DID FOR A YEAR AND SAID IT’S NOT GOOD ENOUGH, I DON’T WANT MY NAME ON IT. DURING THE YEAR WE LIVED IN MANHATTAN, I CAME HERE, GOD, DIDN’T KNOW A WORD OF ENGLISH, IT WAS BIZARRE AND DIFFICULT FOR ME. THERE WAS A GIRL THEY PUT NEXT TO ME, THEY CALLED HER JUDY. I REMEMBER JUDY, SHE TAUGHT ME ENGLISH, SHE TOOK OUT A BOOK OF PICTURES THAT HAD A DOG, HIS NAME WAS SPOT. SEE SPOT RUN. RUN SPOT RUN. AND JUDY, BELIEVE IT OR NOT, AND MY DEARLY — MY DEAR MOTHER, THEY’RE THE ONES WHO TAUGHT ME ENGLISH. SO THAT WAS MY FIRST YEAR, 8 TO 9. THEN I CAME BACK HERE FROM THE AGE OF 13 TO THE END OF HIGH SCHOOL AND ACTUALLY, AND THAT’S IT. THEN I WENT BACK TO THE ARMY AND CAME BACK TO STUDY AT M.I.T. MARK: YOU STUDIED AT M.I.T., WHAT DID YOU STUDY?>>FIRST ARCHITECT, AND YOU ARE THEN I WENT TO THE BUSINESS SCHOOL AND GOT BASICALLY AN MBA. MARK: AND YOU TOOK A JOB IN AMERICA FOR A PERIOD OF TIME?>>YEAH, I WENT TO WORK FOR ABOUT A YEAR AT THE BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP. MARK: IS THAT WHERE YOU MET ROMNEY?>>YEAH, HE WAS AHEAD OF ME, HE WAS STAR MANAGER, ACTUALLY. YOU KNOW THE HORRIBLE THING ABOUT MITT? HE LOOKS EXACTLY THE SAME! HE HASN’T CHANGED AT ALL. MARK: HE HASN’T MOVED.>>NOTHING, HE LOOKED THE SAME, AND IT WAS A VERY GOOD PLACE. TO BE HONEST, I THOUGHT THAT YEAR THEY SPENT THERE, IN THE PRESENCE OF THE FOUNDER OF THE BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP WAS A REAL GENIUS, HE WAS A VERY ECCENTRIC GENIUS, NAMED BRUCE HENDERSON, AND I REMEMBER I CAME IN ON THE FIRST DAY, NEVER BEEN TO A BUSINESS THING. I SPENT FIVE YEARS IN THE ARMY. I WAS AN OFFICER. I WAS A SOLDIER AND A COMMANDER IN A SPECIAL FORCES UNIT. WENT TO M.I.T., FINISHED MY UNDERGRADUATE, FINISHED MY GRADUATE STUDIES. GOT INTO THE CONSULTING FIRM, AND THE FIRST DAY BRUCE HENDERSON IS, YOU KNOW, VERY IMPOSING FIGURE, MUST HAVE BEEN IN HIS EARLY 70s, A VIRGINIAN, HE TELLS ME, COME INSIDE, SHUT THE DOOR. SIT DOWN. HE SAYS, YOU KNOW, YOU’RE NOT GOING TO BE HERE VERY LONG, BECAUSE YOU’LL GO BACK TO YOUR COUNTRY. SO STUDY EVERYTHING CAN YOU HERE BECAUSE ONE DAY IT WILL HELP THE STATE OF ISRAEL. AND I THOUGHT THIS GUY IS BONKERS! WHAT IS HE TALKING ABOUT? I’M 27 YEARS OLD, AND HE TELLS ME TO PICK UP WHAT I CAN BECAUSE IT WILL HELP THE STATE OF ISRAEL. HE WAS ABSOLUTELY RIGHT BECAUSE I LEARNED SOMETHING ABOUT HOW ECONOMIES GROW. THEY GROW WITH THE FIRMS. THE FIRMS MAKE THE ECONOMY. YOU HAVE TO MAKE IT PROFITABLE FOR THE FIRMS TO GROW THE ECONOMY. MARK: WHAT DO WE MEAN BY FIRMS?>>COMPANIES. ENTREPRENEURS. MARK: COMPANIES.>>BUSINESS PEOPLE. THAT’S WHAT MAKES THE ECONOMY GROW. THE GUYS WHO PRODUCE THE ADDED VALUE OF THE PRIVATE SECTORS. GUYS WHO CONSUME MOST OF THAT IS THE PUBLIC SECTOR. IN ORDER TO HAVE THE THINGS THAT THE PUBLIC SECTOR NEEDS, LIKE AN AIR FORCE OR ROADS OR THINGS LIKE THAT, OR OTHER THINGS, OKAY, YOU NEED TO HAVE A ROBUST PRIVATE SECTOR. I LEARNED THAT MORE THAN ANYWHERE ELSE AT THE BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP. MARK: AND PART OF YOUR CAREER IN THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN IN THE FINANCIAL SIDE.>>YEAH. MARK: WHEN MY FAMILY AND I CAME TO ISRAEL, THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE LIBERATION OF JERUSALEM AND THE UNIFICATION OF JERUSALEM, I SAW ALL THESE CRANES, I SAW ALL THIS BUILDING GOING ON. I SAW THE SKYSCRAPERS WITH THE NAMES OF AMERICAN TECHNOLOGICAL COMPANIES ON THEM AND SO FORTH. AND YOU APPLIED THOSE POLICIES AS PRIME MINISTER AND SO FORTH IN ISRAEL?>>I AM A GREAT BELIEVER IN FREE MARKETS AND ONE OF MY MISSIONS, TWO MISSIONS WAS TO FREE UP THE ISRAELI MARKET, ISRAELI ECONOMY, SO IT BECOMES A FREE MARKET ECONOMY, TO UNLEASH THE GENIUS EMBEDDED IN OUR PEOPLE, THE SPARKS FLY OUT THE MINUTE YOU OPEN UP THE MARKETPLACE. YOU ALLOW ENTERPRISE, INNOVATION, RISK, TO FAIL OR SUCCEED, AND I DO A LOT OF REFORMS, I DID THAT AS PRIME MINISTER. AND SUBSEQUENTLY AS FINANCE MINISTER AND SUBSEQUENTLY AS PRIME MINISTER AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN. WE’RE STILL DOING IT. THE ISRAELI ECONOMY HAS BEEN GROWING UNDER THESE REFORMS CONSISTENTLY AT BETWEEN 4% TO 5% PER YEAR AND THE GDP PER CAPITA WILL PROBABLY CATCH UP WITH JAPAN IN A COUPLE OF YEARS, ISRAEL. MARK: THAT’S A BIG DEAL.>>THAT’S A BIG DEAL. MARK: PARTICULARLY IN TECHNOLOGY, THERE SEEMS TO BE A HUGE GROWTH IN ISRAEL. THE AMOUNT OF TECHNOLOGY THAT HAS DEVELOPED IN YOUR COUNTRY, IT’S A TINY LITTLE COUNTRY, AND YOU SELL IT TO, YOU KNOW, YOU WORK WITH MASSIVE COUNTRIES LIKE INDIA AND SO FORTH. THAT’S OBVIOUSLY PART OF YOUR PLAN, RIGHT?>>IT’S VERY MUCH MY PLAN. IT SAYS — FIRST OF ALL, TECHNOLOGY BY ITSELF DOESN’T DO ANYTHING. YOU KNOW, YOU WANT A COUNTRY THAT HAD GREAT SCIENTISTS, GREAT MATHEMATICIANS, GREAT PHYSICISTS, GREAT METALURE GISTS, IT’S THE SOVIET UNION. IF YOU TAKE ONE OF THE GUYS, SMUGGLED THEM OUT. PUT HIM IN PALO ALTO. HE WAS PRODUCING ADDED VALUE, HE WAS PRODUCING WEALTH. SO TECHNOLOGY WITHOUT FREE MARKETS DOESN’T GO ANYWHERE, ISRAEL HAD THE TECHNOLOGY, BUT DIDN’T HAVE FREE MARKETS. HAD IT TECHNOLOGY BECAUSE THE MILITARY, ESPECIALLY MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, PRODUCED A LOT OF CAPABILITIES, BUT UNLESS YOU OPEN IT UP, SO PEOPLE CAN START THEIR BUSINESSES, THESE INCREDIBLY GIFTED YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN WHO COME OUT OF THE ARMY OR THE MOSSAD, THEY WANT TO START THEIR START-UPS. THEY CAN’T, IF YOU HAVE TO PAY 70% TAX, IT’S NOT GOING TO GO ANYWHERE. THEY’RE GOING TO GO ELSEWHERE. ONE OF THE THINGS I DID THE MINUTE I BECAME PRIME MINISTER AND THEN FINANCE MINISTER WAS ENACT AN ENORMOUS NUMBER OF REFORMS, SEVERAL DOZEN REFORMS, OPENED UP THE ECONOMY, REDUCED TAX RATES, REDUCED SPENDING AND CUT THE BUREAUCRACY. I HAD TO — IT WAS A BIG CHALLENGE, YOU KNOW, HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN THIS TO THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL, YOU KNOW? I TOOK ABOUT TWO WEEKS TO FORMAT AN ECONOMIC PLAN AND EXPLAIN IT TO THE PUBLIC, AND I SAID THIS, I DESCRIBED MY FIRST DAY IN BASIC TRAINING IN THE PARATROOPS, AND THE COMMANDER LINES US UP IN A BIG FIELD, THE WHOLE COMPANY, AND HE SAYS WE’RE NOW GOING TO TAKE — WE’RE GOING TO DO A SPECIAL RACE. YOU, HE POINTS AT ME, NETANYAHU, YOU PICK UP THE GUY NEXT TO YOU, PUT HIM ON YOUR SHOULDERS. AND THE NEXT GUY, YOU PUT THE GUY NEXT TO YOU ON YOUR SHOULDERS AND SO ON, AND I GOT A FAIRLY BIG GUY ON MY SHOULDERS, ABOUT MY SIZE, AND I COULD BARELY TAKE TWO STEPS FORWARD WHEN HE BLEW THE WHISTLE. THE GUY NEXT TO ME WAS THE SMALLEST GUY IN THE COMPANY AND HE GOT THE BIGGEST GUY ON HIS SHOULDERS. HE COLLAPSED ON THE SPOT. AND THE THIRD GUY WAS A BIG GUY AND HE HAD A RELATIVELY SMALL GUY ON HIS SHOULDERS. HE TOOK OFF LIKE A ROCKET AND WON THE RACE, AND I SAID IN THE INTERNATIONAL WORLD, ALL NATIONAL ECONOMIES ARE PAIRS OF A PUBLIC SECTOR SITTING ON THE SHOULDERS OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR. IN OUR CASE, THE PRIVATE SECTOR WAS COLLAPSING UNDER A PUBLIC SECTOR THAT GOT TOO FAT, SO WE HAVE TO PUT THE FAT MAN ON A DIET, AND WE HAVE TO GIVE A LOT OF OXYGEN TO THE THIN MAN BELOW, THAT’S CALLED TAX RELIEF, AND WE HAVE TO CUT ALL THE BARRIERS TO THE COMPETITION. ALL THE REGULATIONS THAT PREVENT THAT GUY FROM RUNNING FORWARD. THIS BECAME KNOWN AS THE FAT MAN-THIN MAN TAXICAB, THEY COULDN’T RECITE, IT THEY STILL COULDN’T RECITE IT. WHAT I DID WAS TRIM THE PRIVATE SECTOR, HELP THE PUBLIC SECTOR, I FIGHT REGULATION WITH MACHETES, ALL THE TIME. MARK: IN ADDITION TO THE ECONOMY, I WATCH THESE VOTES IN THE U.N., I SEE THE PRESIDENT OF GUATEMALA, I SEE THE LEADER OF INDIA, AND WHAT I NOTICE OBSERVING ISRAEL OVER THE LAST SEVERAL DECADES IS YOU OBVIOUSLY HAVE A BIG PUSH GOING ON WHERE YOU WANT TO TAKE ISRAEL’S CASE ALL OVER THE WORLD, INCLUDING IN OUR HEMISPHERE IN AMERICA, AND ASIA, INDIA AND SO FORTH. HAS THAT BORNE FRUIT?>>CERTAINLY HAS IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, HAVING FORMED THE ISRAEL ECONOMY, WE GOT THE PROWESS OF TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCE, TECHNOLOGY WITH FREE MARKETS DEFINITELY WORKS, AND WITH THE — THIS AMALGAMATION OF BIG DATA, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND CONNECTIVITY, ISRAEL IS CREATING INDUSTRIES OUT OF THIN AIR, LITERALLY OUT OF THIN AIR, CAR INDUSTRY THAT IS AUTONOMOUS LEADERS, WORLD LEADER DRIVING THE WORLD ECONOMY, CYBER, WE’RE A TINY FRACTION OF 1% AND GET 20%, 20% OF THE WORLD INVESTMENT IN PRIVATE CYBERSECURITY, HUGE. ON THE OTHER SIDE, WE HAVE SECURITY, WE HAVE SUPERB INTELLIGENCE, WE’VE FOILED DOZENS OF TERRORIST ATTACKS OF ISIS, MAJOR TERRORIST ATTACKS INCLUDING THE DOWNING OF AN AIRLINER, YOU CAN IMAGINE WHAT THAT WOULD DO. MARK: AND FOR ALL COUNTRIES YOU SHARE THAT INFORMATION?>>NOT ONLY FOR US, WE SHARE IT FOR DOZENS EVER COUNTRIES, PREVENTED DOZENS OF TERRORIST ATTACKS, MAJOR TERRORIST ATTACKS. WHEN YOU TAKE SECURITY INTERESTS AND INTELLIGENCE THAT COUNTRIES HAVE TO PROTECT THEMSELVES AGAINST TERRORISM, AND THAT’S PRETTY MUCH ALL COUNTRIES AND TAKE THE NEEDS FOR TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION, THAT IS DRIVING THE WORLD RIGHT NOW, BOTH OF THEM ARE PRESENT IN ISRAEL, AND SO EVERYBODY WANTS THEM, THAT GIVES MEET THIRD THING, WHICH IS THIS MASSIVE FLOURISHING OF ISRAEL’S DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH JUST ABOUT EVERY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD. NOT ALL, BUT WE’RE NOT BIG ON NORTH KOREA, YOU KNOW, NOT TOO

Saudi Arabia Learns The Truth About Donald Trump | ELAI 28


It all started out so well! After 8 years of Obama, who was more interested
in peace with Iran than the US-Saudi relationship, the royal family finally got a president they
could deal with. At the very end of his administration Obama
had tried to slow down the Saudi invasion of Yemen. All that was over now! Trump shares the Saudis taste for trashy interior
decoration, and he claims to see Iran the same way they do. In May, the weekend Iran re-elected their
moderate peace-seeking president, Trump came to Saudi Arabia to touch the orb and say nasty
things about Iran. This was great! Just in time they had a president who was
all in with the Saudi agenda. They’d be able to take out Iran before the
Saudi government went bankrupt. The King’s Son who is bad at everything
formed a great relationship with the President’s son in law who is bad at everything. They were finally going to figure out peace
with Israel and war with Iran. Everything looked awesome! For a little while. Trump and his cronies claimed to want a war
with Iran as badly as the Saudi royal family did. So the King’s Son who is bad at everything
set about giving them reasons to do it. In June we got the Qatar Crisis! Saudi Arabia got a bunch of countries to cut
diplomatic ties with Qatar, in an attempt to create an international crisis with Iran,
and maybe jack up oil prices. Donald Trump tweeted his support! But the people who worked for Trump didn’t
back the Saudi play. They called for calm, and tried to defuse
the situation. Now Qatar is closer to Iran than ever. But never mind. In November Saudi Arabia put their efforts
into overdrive. They started out with a PR campaign with everything,
calls for moderation, female robots, and magic cities. The next week they arrested the richest people
in the kingdom, dramatically stepped up their blockade of Yemen, and kidnapped the Lebanese
Prime Minister and forced him to resign. This was it! Lebanon was the Place! Iran was finally going to get it from the
United States. Donald Trump tweeted his support! Aaaand the people who work for Trump didn’t
back Saudi Arabia’s play. They called for calm, and defused the situation. Twice in the past 6 months, Saudi Arabia has
given the US great excuses to step up their fight against Iran. And both times Trump’s administration has
backed down. But it wasn’t until December 6th that the
Saudis learned the truth about Donald Trump. He announced that the US embassy was moving
to Jerusalem. The Israeli-Palestinian peace process was
added to the fail list of the sons who are bad at everything. Everybody knows about that. What fewer are paying attention to is the
fact that on December 6th, Trump’s White House started calling for the end of the Saudi
blockade of Yemen. These calls are toothless, but the expected
free hand is being withdrawn. The Saudis should be learning a very basic
lesson right now. It’s one that we’ve known in the New York
area for decades, and that the United States has spent the past year learning very well. You can’t rely on Donald Trump for anything. Thanks for watching, please subscribe, and
if you want to help me make more videos like this one, please click on the patreon link
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Obama EXPOSES Trump’s Hypocrisy


>>Following news that Donald Trump cancelled
a meeting with Taliban leaders at Camp David only days before 9/11. Some of his old tweets toward Barack Obama
have resurfaced for good cause. Now Trump was very critical toward Obama when
it came to negotiating with terrorists and I want to read some of those tweets to you. This was a tweet from January 13th of 2012,
Trump had tweeted, while Barack Obama is slashing the military, he’s also negotiating with our
sworn enemy, the Taliban, who facilitated 9/11. That wasn’t the only tweet there were several
of them. I’m not even gonna read all of them to you
but one other one->>Slashing the military like in an alley
and shipping them, not even including the budget part.>>Pathetic Barack Obama is sweetening his
offer to the Taliban. And then he said, read the art of the deal. Little plug for his book, so it goes on and
on. Look, what I found fascinating was the damage
control we saw from Mike Pompeo the morning after Trump had tweeted about the meeting
falling apart. And so let’s go to the first video. Here, he is speaking to Jake Tapper. And Jake Tapper asks him, what if this was
Obama?>>I can’t help but think that if a democratic
president had talked about having the Taliban come to Camp David to negotiate a peace process,
that was not already a done deal, that you, as a congressman, as a soldier, as a veteran
as a West Point graduate, that you would be rather upset.>>Yeah, Jake, you’re just wrong about that. I’ve been fully supportive of this effort,
the direction that we have taken the state department, the effort, President Trump has
given us guidance to go deliver on a something I think is important, it’s valuable. I think the timing is just right. We’ve made enormous progress. I know who the Taliban are, and I know who
Al-Qaeda is. And I’ve seen that UN report, I will tell
you that they described that Al-Qaeda leadership as being happy about the conditions Afghanistan,
well, a lot of them are in their graves. And so make no mistake about it, we will continue
to punish, we will continue to pound, we will continue to fight, we’ll continue to protect
the American people, we will never construct a deal. If I was worried about Barack Obama and President
Obama, it was because he was prepared to leave without ensuring that we can protect America,
this administration will never do that.>>So that last statement perfectly summarizes
one of the reasons why Trump is gonna stay in Afghanistan. I mean, that is the kind of influence that
surrounds him in the White House. And at the same time, come on, let’s keep
it real. We know the situation would be very different,
the response from someone like Pompeo would be very different toward Obama, if Obama were
doing the exact same thing that Trump is trying to do.>>But when you say this is the group that
surrounds Trump, it’s frankly the group that surrounds both parties.>>Yeah, definitely.>>In terms of the blob, what is sometimes
known as the blob, which is this sort of diplomatic and intelligence, and military communities
within Washington. They have the same mindset that Pompeo just
said right there, we can’t leave until we’ve secured the zone. But we have nothing to do to be able to do
that. So we’re just not gonna leave.>>So we’re just gonna punish and pound them.>>Punish and pound them.>>And using a soldier’s death as an excuse
is actually kinda offensive to the memory of that soldier because it has nothing to
do with one tragic event. It has everything to do with the foreign policy
mentality of the United States in a bipartisan fashion. And it does wrong to the memory of the soldier
to say that he was the reason or his death was the reason that we’re staying.>>Right, and Obama got elected and there
were all sorts of promises when it came to changing foreign policy, changing the course
of foreign policy in America. But in reality, Obama expanded Bush era foreign
policy. Drone strikes increased under him. Our civil liberties continued to be violated
under the Obama administration. So you’re absolutely right. And there is this notion that if you don’t
play ball with the military-industrial complex, especially if you’re a democrat, you’re weak
on national security. And when you think about that, that is a criticism
that’s perpetuated by the right-wing, and democrats just fall right into it.>>It’s cuz they’re terrified of the military-industrial
complex, that huge apparatus that you’re talking about, which is even more influential in Washington
than I think people realize. And what’s fascinating to me about how Jake
Tapper framed that question is, he started it off the exact right way. Isn’t there hypocrisy, would you not be extremely
critical if this was President Obama? But then he goes as a soldier, as a veteran,
as a West Point graduate. As if there’s something wrong with diplomacy
with the Taliban. And that’s what’s frustrating about the entire
media coverage of it. They are anti-peace, consistently, and they
are anti-diplomacy, consistently. That’s a bias you see on Fox News, MSNBC,
CNN repeatedly, they want belligerence. They were so orgasmic about when Trump dropped
that mother of all bombs in Afghanistan, and they’re silent, radio silent that Trump within
the first year I think in office already surpassed Obama in drone strikes civilian deaths in
Syria and Iraq. So this is just increasing, increasing, and
increasing. And unless we have someone who’s a radical
in the right sense in office, it’s not gonna change because the power of the presidency
in this regard has gotten completely out of control.>>And while you thought that Trump might
be someone who would reject the establishment consequences of this.>>Mm-hm.>>Because his intellectual curiosity only
extends to cable news.>>Right.>>If cable news is reinforcing what you just
said in terms of putting forward a belligerent pro-intervention, anti-peace mindset, then
that’s the feedback that he gets. The only feedback that he gets while he’s
sitting in bed.>>It is interesting though because if I recall
correctly, back when Obama was president and when he did wanna do these negotiations, and
when he was getting criticize from the right-wing for being part of these talks. Of course, Fox News criticized him, but MSNBC
was kind to him, CNN was relatively kind to him. They were a lot more in favor of working with
and negotiating with so-called terrorist under the Obama administration, but when it comes
to Trump, it’s amazing to see how those very same cable news hosts change tune, right? Where all of a sudden they’re the ones, no,
you shouldn’t be negotiating with terrorists. This is offensive, this is terrible. But you shouldn’t change your perspective
on these peace deals, depending on who the president is at that moment. And one other thing I wanted to give Trump
credit for in a weird way. There are moments where he pushes through
the pressures of the military industrial conflicts. Remember, he was about to do an air strike
on Iran, and he called it off last minute. And the reason why he called it off last minute
is because he went with his instinct and realized, okay, Pompeo’s pressuring me to do this, Bolton’s
pressuring me to do this. This is not the right way to go about it. And so luckily, that wildcard component of
Donald Trump work to our favor in that case. But yeah, he is surrounded by people, much
like democratic candidates in the past by people who want to push for perpetual war,
who want us in Afghanistan, pretend as if there’s some solution in sight when really
there isn’t.

John Bolton Gets FIRED (Trump Calls Him Out)


>>John Bolton is no longer working for the
Trump administration. Now, Trump himself attempted to make it appear
as though he fired Bolton. But of course, as with anything Trump says,
it’s a lie. Now let me give you the details of what Trump
tweeted, and then we’re gonna give you the reality of how this all went down. Trump said today, via Twitter, I informed
John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House. I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions,
as did others in the Administration and therefore I asked John for his resignation, which was
given to me this morning. I thank John very much for his service. I will be naming a new National Security Advisor
next week. Well, that’s not quite how things went down. In fact, we found out about the reality on
Fox news, of all places. Take a look.>>Then of course, we heard from the just
fired John Bolton saying that no, it didn’t actually play out that way.>>I offered to resign last night and President
Trump said let’s talk about it tomorrow.>>John Bolton just texted me just now, he’s
watching.>>Can you read it?>>Yeah, he said let’s be clear, I resigned
and I said do you mind if I say that? While you were talking, and he wrote yes. So John Bolton, he just told me, texted me
to say I resigned.>>And right prior to that, John Bolton also
tweeted, quote, I offered to resign last night and President Trump said let’s talk about
it tomorrow.>>No, I broke up with you.>>Yeah.>>Insane.>>You keep for me, I quit, except the opposite.>>Yeah, I do like like, I just, I picture
them talking and then going really poorly and Trump says let’s talk about it tomorrow. It’s like, okay, maybe we can save this relationship. And then of course.>>It’s just like-
>>He’s been cheating on him with Mike Pompeo.>>It’s the pettiest, Trump is many bad things. Hey, he’s all the bad things but petty is
what he’s the most, I think.>>Well, for a guy who seems to care a lot
about optics and his own image, he’s managed to be the worst president in US history. I mean, everyone is always criticizing him,
with the exception of power hungry members of his own administration and right wing media.>>Well, optics for him, is not the traditional
way that we think, you know, how someone is supposed to appear presidential. He wants to consistently appear strong, but
he’s too dumb to actually appear strong, so he just appears petulant and petty. So he’s not bright enough to pull off the
PR stunt that he’s trying to consistently do, which is that of a competent president,
a strong president. And he doesn’t know how to actually maneuver
it, because he’s not actually that bright.>>Yeah.>>Right, now Bolton no longer working in
a Trump administration is not a bad thing.>>It’s a great thing.>>Bolton is a notable war hawk, he is a warmonger. It was very clear that there were disagreements
between himself and Donald Trump when he came to possibly invading Iran. And I’m glad that Trump called off an airstrike
in response to Iran shooting down a US drone. I mean, in any potential conflict the United
States has, Bolton has attempted to push both Donald Trump and successfully, previous administrations
into more war. So I’m glad that Bolton is out, but that’s
not to say that he wouldn’t be replaced by someone who’s even worse. You never know who Trump can replace him with.>>It should be obvious, but let’s bear in
mind who put John Bolton in the position he was in, Donald Trump. I would assume, knowing all you need to know
about john Bolton’s reputation, which is just that he’s never met a group of non-White people
that he wants to blow up, and yet he chose him.>>You know why-
>>And so you don’t get points, you just get back up to zero from the negative you went
into when you chose John Bolton as your advisor. And the reason why he chose John Bolton is
because they agreed on tearing up the raw nuclear deal. But they disagreed on what to do moving forward
because Trump surprisingly, wanted to take a more diplomatic role in negotiating with
Iran, whereas Bolton just wanted to invade.>>Yeah, because no one who isn’t this much
of a warmonger doesn’t wants to invade Iran, it’s four times the size of Iraq. We already know how much of a disaster that
was. And apparently, when you read more into it,
people like Steve Mnuchin were massaging Trump’s ego, basically saying that you didn’t want
to go into the Iraq war but Bolton did. So he’s been wrong in this, why would you
trust him? And Mnuchin didn’t really like that he was
pushing for the tariffs, and all of that. So Trump’s, it wasn’t his anti-interventionist
tendencies that caused him to fire Bolton. Which is ideally what we want, it was his
ego per usual.>>Yeah and I remain incredibly worried about
what’s going to happen with Iran. This one thing like, as you rightly pointed
out, he canceled the air strike after okaying the air strike.>>That’s right.>>And he did rip up the Iran nuclear cords
which materially increases the odds of a war with them, and also them developing the nuclear
weapons that we used as the pretext for war with them. So I mean, look, I guess Trump is less of
a hawk than John Bolton, but so is virtually every human that’s ever lived. So I don’t know how much credit he deserves.>>I mean, Lindsey Graham might be. Either on the same page, in terms of hawkishness,
or even more hawkish.>>McCain was rough too but, yeah.>>McCain was rough, but he’s not in the equation
anymore. I do wanna go to this next video, because
it features Pompeo, Mike Pompeo. And just pay close attention to his tone. He seems almost jovial. And he does draw attention to some disagreements. Take a look.>>Did John Bolton fire, did he get fired
or quit and then he leaves the White House because he disagreed with you in particular
over toxic?>>So last night, the President asked for
Ambassador Bolton’s resignation as I understand it, it was received this morning.>>Was it because of this disagreement?>>I’ll leave it to the President to talk
about, the reasons he made decision. But I would say this, the President is entitled
to the staff that he wants. I don’t talk of the inner workings of how
this all goes. We all give our candid opinions. There are many times Ambassador Bolton and
I disagreed, that’s to be sure. But that’s true for lots of people with whom
I interact with. My mission is that it’s always to make sure
as I run the Department of State is to deliver America’s diplomacy. I know everyone’s talked about this for an
awfully long time. There were definitely places that Ambassador
and I pulled the night at different views about how we should proceed.>>Well, he has Mnuchi going over his shoulder. Those were the two amigos who basically ousted
him, and they’re just grinning to each other like talking behind the scenes. We got the guy out.>>It’s, I mean, their days are numbered. We all know how Trump operates, we all know
that Trump has loyalty to no one. Mike Pompeo might think he’s in Trump’s good
graces today by sucking up to him and giving him everything he wants. But one small, even misconception that Trump
has toward Pompeo. Let’s say Pompel might appear to be a little
too overly ambitious within the administration, you are gone. It’s a very thin line, Pompeo. So you might be snickering and laughing now
but again, your days are numbered. Everyone’s days are numbered if you are in
the Trump administration. But one conversation I wanted to have was
Pompeo says I think the President should be able to surround himself with a bunch of Yes
Men who enable him to do everything he wants. And so my question is, look, I think that
it makes sense to have members of your cabinet have a similar philosophy maybe, a similar
ideology, worldview, whatever it is. But you want to surround yourself with people
who are willing to challenge you because no human being is perfect. So let’s take Trump out of the equation, let’s
just put president perfect in that position. Now even president perfect has flaws. No one’s actually perfect. I know that I’m not perfect, I know that I
like to be challenged on some of my pre-conceived notions because that helps me grow, that helps
me make better decisions. In the executive branch, it doesn’t make sense
to surround yourself with a bunch of Yes Men if you actually wanna run government correctly.>>Well, that was part of the criticism of
Bush, right? It was that he surrounded himself consistently
with Yes Men because he was too intellectually incurious to actually ask these large questions. It’s the same thing with Trump times a million,
he’s the most intellectually incurious man on the face of the planet. And when you look more and read more the details
about the firing of Bolton, Bolton and Pompeo apparently, largely agreed about how to handle
Iran, how to handle North Korea, but disagreed on how to handle Trump, how they handle him. So basically, Bolton wanted to push, and push,
and push him to be more belligerent, and Pompeo wanted to be more sleazy about it. Even their end goals were still the same,
more war, more brown Muslims bombed and killed indiscriminately, more belligerence towards
North Korea, more military industrial complex getting enriched, and more donors getting
their pockets filled.>>Yeah, you mentioned them differing on how
to handle Trump. I mean, he demonstrated that he knows how
he’s supposed to handle Trump there. He knows exactly what happened with the resignation
versus firing, but he knows if he says that he’ll probably be fired. He can’t acknowledge reality because he knows
he’s working for a four year old in a really old body. That’s it, really. He gets that. You asked, wouldn’t you want a team of people
who would question you if you wanted to run a government properly? Yes, if that’s want you wanted to do. But we know that for Trump, I mean, is that
in the top 20 of his priorities?>>Let me just be clear, I mean, you want
people who might challenge you on certain policy proposals or executive actions you
might wanna take. I mean, no one wants to surround themselves
with people who constantly question everything they do or challenge everything they do. But in this case, I mean look at what Trump
has successfully done. He immediately gets rid of people who challenge
him, he gets rid of people who he deems too ambitious, who might want to outshine him
in the administration. Just to give you a little history lesson,
and it’s very recent history, Trump has had three National Security Advisors, Bolton,
Michael Flynn, and HR McMaster.>>In his defense, one of them was a criminal
so he couldn’t hold on him for very long. Yeah, well, yeah, easily identifiable criminal
under our system.>>Fair enough.>>And there’s been nothing but chaos within
his administration when it comes to other roles. Trump has also churned out two Homeland Security
secretaries, John Kelly and Kirstjen Nielsen, and a National Security Agency director, Mike
Rogers. He’s lost a deputy national security adviser,
K.T McFarland and an ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats
and his deputy, Sue Gordon, left their posts last month. So again, it’s complete and utter chaos within
this administration and it just continues on and on. If you don’t agree with everything Trump wants,
he’s gonna come for you.>>Yeah, and everybody should have predicted
it because we knew from his business career, this is how he was. He just wants Yes Men, which is again like,
this is something I’ve been saying for two years now. The Trump supporters say that, Trump is an
example of a strong alpha person. He’s literally a demonstration of daily
basis of every way that a man can be weak. And your inability to have your views questioned
is not strength. Lincoln had his team of rivals, his got team
of rodents, so that’s all that’s left on this sinking ship. Like, you should be able to surround yourself
with people who are smarter in their areas than you are. It doesn’t mean that you have to follow what
they say, but you should at least listen to their advice. Trump, when he was talking, I think it was
about Afghanistan, he said I take my own advice. What does that even mean? I don’t know. The only thing it means is we have a pathetic
president, that’s all that it means in practice.

Trump’s SECRET Taliban Meeting Fails


>>President Trump revealed in a series of
bombshell tweets late Saturday that he planned to secretly meet with Taliban leaders and
the president of Afghanistan Sunday at Camp David. Now that meeting came as a surprise and it
was abruptly cancelled. And we found out about that through a series
of tweets that Trump put out. And I’m gonna go ahead and read those tweets
to you and give you some more details about what this meeting was supposed to be about. Trump Tweets, unbeknownst to almost everyone,
the major Taliban leaders and, separately, the President of Afghanistan, were going to
secretly meet with me at Camp David on Saturday. They were coming to the United States tonight,
this is a tweet from Saturday night. Unfortunately, in order to build false leverage,
they admitted to an attack in Kabul that killed one of our great soldiers and 11 other people. I immediately cancel the meeting, and called
off peace negotiations. What kind of people would kill so many in
order to seemingly strengthen their bargaining position? I don’t know we should take a look at what’s
happening in Yemen. They didn’t, they didn’t they only made it
worse, then he continues to write. If they cannot agree to a ceasefire during
these very important peace talks, and would even kill 12 innocent people. Then they probably don’t have the power to
negotiate a meaningful agreement anyway. How many more decades are they willing to
fight? Now as we all know, Donald Trump has wanted
to pull out of Afghanistan and now that the 2020 election is quickly approaching. If he succeeds in it, it’s one of the things
he wants to point to as a success in his first term. However, as with anything Trump tweets, what’s
happening behind the scenes is very different from what he’s putting out there publicly. So we’re gonna get into the details of why
these negotiations really fell apart. But first, let me give you the background
on how this meeting came about in the first place. At some point during the meeting, the idea
was floated to finalize the negotiations in Washington. Trump suggested that he would even invite
President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan, whose government has not been party to these negotiation
talks, and get him to sign on. So I want to stop there for a second, so the
United States and the Taliban have been negotiating a peace deal. Without any type of involvement from the actual
government of Afghanistan. And in the meantime, Trump is making concessions
on behalf of the Afghan government as part of these negotiations. So as soon as the Afghan government got involved
clearly there were some issues. And there were disagreements about the concessions
that Trump provided to the Taliban. Namely that the Afghan government would release
Taliban prisoners, which is not something that Afghanistan agreed to do. Now in the days that followed Trump embraced
an even more remarkable idea. He would not only bring the Taliban to Washington,
but to Camp David, the crown jewel of the American presidency. The leaders of a militant organization, and
this is writing from the New York Times. Deems terrorists by the United States would
be hosted in the mountain getaway used for presidents, prime ministers and kings. Just three days before the anniversary of
the Sept 11, 2001 attacks that led to the Afghan war. All right, so let’s open this up for discussion. I just want to say right off the bat, I am
not one to say that you should never negotiate with so called terrorists. We have negotiated with terrorists in the
past. We’re actually fighting a war for terror terrorists
in Yemen right now. So I’m not in the camp of no, you should not
negotiate with the Taliban. However, the way Trump wanted to do this and
the way he wanted to bring the Taliban to Camp David days prior to September 11, I think
was not a good idea to say the least. And the way the negotiations have gone down
so far, have been pretty bad, especially when he hasn’t involved the Afghan government. And based on reporting, Trump wasn’t even
really involved in the negotiations himself until the very end, because he wanted that
spectacle.>>Well, I mean that’s somewhat common, right,
that you do this stuff at the staff level and then you bring the world leaders in at
the end to close and seal the deal. The real problem here is that I mean let’s
take a step back. The Afghan government controls like four streets
in Kabul and that’s about it. And the Americans do in fact leave which in
my view we should. The government is going to likely collapse. It’s going to fall to the Taliban. No American presidents been willing to take
that risk. We thought maybe Trump was so desirous of
saying, I brought the troops back. And so uncaring of the fallout that he might
but no he’s not willing to do that either. So apparently we’re locked into the Afghanistan
for 100 years doing nothing of consequence. For stalling an inevitable solution or an
inevitable consequence of our eventually leaving if we ever do.>>But the Taliban and the Afghan government
despite how marginalized the Afghan government is both want the United States troops to leave
their nation. So if Trump and his team if you’re saying
that, it’s more gonna be on the, lower levels that are having these conversations. If they had the shred of competency, they
would know that that is a common goal to bring those two groups together to have a conversation
if they actually wanted peace. The reality is that Trump acts impulsively,
he sort of wants peace and has these anti interventionist inclinations. But when it comes down to it, it’s the establishment
of the republican party that will always put a wall up in front of him. And he wants to be liked by that his covert
of people around him and by his supporters so much. So that’s what’s going to win out dirt at
the end of the day. And he’s so easily swayed by who’s the last
person in the room.>>True.>>So while that might be his initial instinct
to be anti interventionist. It’s never going to get past the first step
and this is just another another example of it. And it’s frustrating because he could be the
Trojan Horse for us people who love peace who want us to get out of these forever wars. And actually accomplish this goal because
only a republican can for the republicans to accept it. And democrats and liberals are principled
enough to say, okay, we’ll be fine with it even if Trump does it.>>Yeah, I mean, it was the idea that if anyone
could get away with this, it could be trial. And no, he’s he’s not willing to and and frankly
the the Afghan government and the Taliban’s concerns and wishes mean absolutely nothing
to US foreign policy in any fashion.>>Which is why we invaded them, we stay there
for decades.>>This is about an American president trying
to save face. And unfortunately, he’s going to continue
to have Americans there who are still in harm’s way as those tweets show.>>So I wanna get to the Warhawks, who surrounds
him and his administration in just a second. But I do also wanna give you some information
about the soldier who died in these Taliban attack. As I mentioned earlier, 12 innocent people
were killed. Including a soldier who, Army sergeant 1st
class Elis Angel Barreto Ortiz. Now he was cited, his death was cited as the
reason for why this meeting didn’t happen and why the negotiations fell apart. But in reality, these Taliban attacks have
never subsided, like they have continued more American military have died as a result of
these attacks. What really happened is there was so many
disagreements and there was so much chaos in the middle of these negotiations. That it just kind of fell apart and my interpretation
of this is that the administration is now pointing to this particular Taliban attack. For their reason to kind of leave the negotiations
behind at the moment.>>Definitely.>>They claim that they want to continue negotating
but we’ll see. Now, I want to go to Mike Pompeo because Pompeo’s
rhetoric here perfectly demonstrates and illustrates what you guys are talking about. The kind of hawkishness that you can expect
from someone like Pompeo and to an even greater degree John Bolton, take a look.>>We’re not gonna withdraw our forces without
making sure we achieve President Trump’s Twitter objectives. Any reduction of forces will be based on actual
conditions not commitments but actual conditions on the grounds.>>Okay, well giving that conditions appeared
to be worsening.>>Chuck that’s not true.>>You don’t believe, okay?>>I don’t believe that’s true. If you are the Taliban conditions have been
worsening and they’re about to get worse.>>Okay, what you say about to get worse? So you’re gonna, and does this mean we are
going to increase the military activity against the Taliban?>>We’re gonna make sure that everyone in
the region understands that America will always protect its national security interests. And I’ll leave to the Department of Defense
to talk about specifics, but no one should underestimate President Trump’s commitment
to achieving this goal.>>So it’s just clear who surrounds Donald
Trump. So you guys are right in that he has these
inclinations, he has this feeling that, hey, voters are sick of these forever wars, they
wanna get out. But when you surround yourself with the likes
of John Bolton, who’s even more hawkish than Pompeo is in this administration specifically. Well, you’re gonna have some issues, and I
wannna give you some details about what they were negotiating, what were the terms of the
deal as they stood? The deal called for a gradual withdraw the
remaining 14,000 American troops over 16 months, with about 5000 of them leaving within 135
days. In return, the Taliban would provide counterterrorism
assurances to ease American fears of a repeat September 11th from Afghans soil. But I mean, even in that case, do you trust
the Taliban to avoid another terrorist attack? I mean, I wouldn’t trust them. I would take the proper national security
measures to make sure that an attack like that doesn’t happen in the future.>>Well, but I mean, that is the doom loop
of this militarized policy that we’ve continued to see. We can’t leave, because what would happen
if we leave?>>Well, I wanna leave, don’t get me wrong. I wanna leave but like this whole notion that
like they’re gonna promise that they’re not gonna do any they’re not gonna be naughty
anymore. Of course they’re gonna throughout these negotiations
they’ve continued with their attacks.>>I mean nothing in that says we’re not going
to take over the government and rule the country. I mean they could not harbor a terrorist and
still subjugate women and do everything that the Taliban was doing and controlling Afghanistan. Which was not great situation for the Afghan
people.>>It wasn’t, I mean but,
>>And frankly though, that’s their business. I mean, we’ve invaded the,>>I heard.>>Yeah like I’m obviously sympathetic to
the plate of women and all of these individuals who have to suffer under these authoritarian
governments. These religious governments that are being
run by maniacs. I mean, but we fund one in Saudi Arabia. So the fact that we’re showing this false
concern about all what happens is the Taliban actually gains official control as opposed
to just 90% control of Afghanistan, is absurd. So we’re doing all of this in bad faith and
that’s what’s frustrating about this conversation.>>Yeah, I wanna leave you with one final
bit of information on this graphic 11. A senior Taleban leader on Sunday said that
Trump was fooling himself to think that he could bring the Taliban and President Ashrafj
Ghani together at Camp David. Because we do not recognize stooge government
in Kabul. So there were deep disagreements during these
negotiations. The way that the Trump Administration is trying
to spin it as if everything was hunky-dory they had agreed on everything, everything
was fine. It was just that one final terrorist attack
that they did the changed everything is just a lie. They hadn’t really come to an agreement. There were still deep differences and that
doesn’t mean that you should avoid pulling out of Afghanistan. But you should know what the facts are and
how the negotiations really went.

Tucker: John Bolton refuses to acknowledge his mistakes


♪>>Tucker: GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO “TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT.” NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR JOHN BOLTON GOT FIRED THIS MORNING AS YOU NO DOUBT HAVE HEARD. IT’S A MAJOR PERSONNEL CHANGE. IT’S MORE THAN THAT IT’S GREAT NEWS FOR AMERICA. ESPECIALLY FOR THE LARGE NUMBER OF YOUNG PEOPLE WHO WOULD HAVE BEEN KILLED IN POINTLESS WARS IF BOLTON HAD STAYED ON THE JOB. THEY MAY NOT BE CELEBRATING TONIGHT BUT THEY SHOULD BE. INTERNATIONAL OIL PRICES BY THE WAY ON THE INTERNATIONAL MARKET DROPPED IMMEDIATELY ON THE NEWS. INVESTORS NEW INVESTORS KEW INVESTORS KNEW FOR CERTAIN THAT BOLTON PLANNED ON LAUNCHING ANOTHER MIDDLE EASTERN CONFLICT THAT WOULD SPIKE ENERGY PRICES. SOME WERE DISAPPOINTED TO SEE BOLT TO BE GO. CERTAINLY MANY IN WASHINGTON WITH DISAPPOINTED. CHRIS MURPHY FROM CONNECTICUT A PROGRESSIVE ONE AT THAT QUOTED THAT HE WAS QUOTE LEGITIMATELY SHAKEN TO SEE JOHN BOLTON TO LEAVE THE WHITE HOUSE. SAMANTHA POWERS, YOU REMEMBER HER. THE OBAMA OFFICIAL PRIMARILY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CATASTROPHIC DESTRUCTION OF LIBYA. THE MOVE THAT FLOODED EUROPE WITH REFUGEES. THAT OFFICIAL, SAMANTHA POWER TOLD REPORTERS TODAY THAT THE FIRING WAS A VERY TROUBLING SIGN BELIEVE IT OR NOT A NUMBER OF OTHER REPUBLICANS MADE SIMILAR NOISES MITT ROMNEY QUOTE HE WAS VERY, VERY UNHAPPY THAT BOLTON WAS LEAVING. HE WENT ON TO DESCRIBE THE NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR AS A BRILLIANT MAN WITH DECADES OF EXPERIENCE IN FOREIGN POLICY. ROMNEY DIDN’T SAY MUCH ABOUT THIS EXPERIENCE. HE WASN’T SPECIFIC ABOUT IT. WHY? PROBABLY BECAUSE NONE OF BOLTON’S EXPERIENCE IN THE END HELPED AMERICA. ROMNEY IS RIGHT. BOLTON HAS, IN FACT, BEEN ON THE SCENE FOR DECADES. ALL OF US ARE SUFFERING THE CONSEQUENCES OF IT. BUT, WHATEVER. THE DETAILS LIKE THAT MAKE NO DIFFERENCE AT ALL IN WASHINGTON. IN WASHINGTON, NOBODY CARES WHAT KIND OF JOB YOU DID. ONLY THAT YOU DID THE JOB. NOBODY THERE LEARNS FROM MISTAKES BECAUSE MISTAKES ARE NEVER EVEN ACKNOWLEDGED. EVER. JOHN BOLTON HIMSELF TOOK THIS FORM OF SELECTIVE AMNESIA TO AN ART FORM. WATCH HIM PERFORM IT ON THIS SHOW.>>SO YOU’VE CALLED FOR REGIME CHANGE IN IRAQ, LIBYA, IRAN, AND SYRIA. IN THE FIRST TWO COUNTRIES WE HAVE HAD REGIME CHANGE AND OBVIOUSLY IT’S BEEN, I WOULD SAY A DISASTER.>>NO, NO. I DON’T AGREE WITH THAT AND.>>Tucker: YOU DON’T THINK IT’S BEEN A DISASTER.>>I THINK YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND IS THAT LIFE IS COMPLICATED IN THE MIDDLE EAST. AND WHEN YOU SAY WELL THE OVERTHROW OF SADDAM HUSSEIN WAS A MISTAKE IS SIMPLISTIC.>>Tucker: I WOULD ARGUE THAT I’M THE ONE WHO UNDERSTANDS HOW COMPLICATED IT IS. THAT’S MY VIEW.>>IT’S YOUR LONG EXPERIENCE IN FOREIGN POLICY.>>Tucker: BETTER RECORD THAN YOURS, I WOULD SAY.>>Tucker: DID YOU CATCH THAT RATHER THAN JUSTIFY OR IVAN EXPLAIN HIS OWN RECORD, BOLTON BRAGS THAT HE SPENT A LOT OF TIME ON THE JOB. IF YOU ARE WONDERING WHY SO MANY PROGRESSIVES ARE MOURNING BOLTON’S FIRING TONIGHT BOLTON HIMSELF FUNDAMENTALLY WAS A MAN OF THE LEFT. THERE WAS NOT A HUMAN PROBLEM JOHN BOLTON WASN’T TOTALLY CONVINCED COULD BE SOLVED WITH THE ELITE FORCE OF GOVERNMENT. THAT’S AN ASSUMPTION OF THE LEFT. NOT THE RIGHT. DON’T LET THE MUSTACHE FOOL YOU. JOHN BOLTON WAS ONE OF THE MOST PROGRESSIVE PEOPLE IN THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. BY THE WAY, NATURALLY ONCE HE WAS A SCONS THERE BOLTON PROMOTED OBAMA LOYALISTS WITHIN THE SECURITY COUNCIL THAT SHOULDN’T PRIZE YOU EITHER. FROM THE VERY FIRST DAY JOHN BOLTON OPERATED AS IN FACT A FIFTH COLUMN WITHIN THE TRUMP WHITE HOUSE. WE WARNED ABOUT HIM FREQUENTLY ON THIS SHOW.>>Tucker: WHEN THE PRESIDENT CALLS FOR PEACE WITH A HEAVILY ARMED NUCLEAR POWER THAT IS CONSIDERED TREASON. BUT WITH THE NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR CALLS FOR, YET, ANOTHER POINTLESS WAR, THAT’S JUST ELITE CONSENSUS AND IT’S FINE. NIKON BOLTON HAS CALLED FOR TOPPLING THE IRANIAN GOVERNMENT AGAIN AND AGAIN. TELLINGLY HE NEVER SUGGESTED WHAT MIGHT REPLACE THE IRANIAN GOVERNMENT ONCE IT’S TOPPLED.>>Tucker: TO THIS DAY MIKE BOOT TAKES A. JOHN BOLTON IS THIS COUNTRY’S NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR. THERE WERE NO CONSEQUENCES TO THEIR FOOLISHNESS OR DISHONESTY. NONE. YES, MR. PRESIDENT, JOHN BOLTON DOES WANT TO GET YOU INTO A WAR. IT’S ALL HE WANTS IT’S WHAT HE DREAMS ABOUT. MANY WARS IF POSSIBLE. IF YOU ARE NOT CAREFUL, HE WILL DO IT.>>Tucker: IN BETWEEN ADMINISTRATION JOBS THERE ARE CUSHY THINK TANK JOBS. CABLE NEWS CONTRACTS. WAR MAY BE DISASTER FOR AMERICA BUT FOR JOHN BOLTON AND HIS FELLOW NEOCONS, IT IS ALWAYS GOOD BUSINESS.>>Tucker: WE INVITED JOHN BOLTON ON THIS SHOW TONIGHT HE DID NOT RESPOND TO THE INVITATION WHICH IS A SHAME. IS HE ALWAYS WELCOME HERE. THAT’S A SINCERE INVITATION. IN SOME WAYS THE STORY ISN’T SIMPLY ABOUT JOHN BOLTON. IT’S ABOUT THE COUNTLESS JOHN BOLTONS WHO CURRENTLY THE STAFF FEDERAL BUREAUCRACY DEEPLY MEDIOCRE LIFERS, DRUNK ON UBEROUS. PROTECTED BY BULLET PROOF JOB SECURITY. THEY ARE MORE LIKELY TO DIE ON THE JOB THAN BE FIRED AND THEY KNOW IT. AS A GROUP THESE PEOPLE HAVE DONE AN AWFUL LOT TO MAKE THIS COUNTRY POORER AND SADDER AND MORE DIVIDED. THE ACTUAL JOHN BOLTON IS GONE, LIKELY FOREVER. THE QUESTION TONIGHT IS WILL HE BE REPLACED BY ANOTHER JOHN BOLTON JUST LIKE HIM AND UNFORTUNATELY THERE ARE SIGNS THAT THAT’S POSSIBLE. IN FACT, IN WASHINGTON, IT’S ALWAYS POSSIBLE. CHANGE ARE NOT ALWAYS FOR THE BETTER. DON’T LIE TO YOURSELF. APPARENTLY ON THE SHORT LIST TONIGHT TO REPLACE BOLTON IS THE PRESIDENT’S SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR IRAN BRIAN HOOK. HE MAY BE A GOOD PERSON UNAPOLOGETIC NEOCON. HE HAS UNDISGUISED CONTEMPT FOR DONALD TRUMP AS JOHN BOLTON DID. AND HE PARTICULARLY DISLIKES THE PRESIDENT’S NATIONALIST FOREIGN POLICY WHICH IS ONE OF THE REASONS PEOPLE VOTED FOR DONALD TRUMP IN 2016. ONE ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL RECALLS HOOK ANNOUNCING THAT, QUOTE: I THINK THE PRESIDENT IS RECKLESS AND DOESN’T UNDERSTAND POLICY. ANOTHER SOURCE HEARD HIM DIRECTLY FOREIGN OFFICIALS AT A CONFERENCE ABROAD. A CHOICE LIKE THAT AND HOOK, BY THE WAY, IS NOT THE ONLY ONE, NOT EVEN CLOSE. A CHOICE LIKE THAT IS REALLY NO CHOICE AT ALL. IT’S MORE JOHN BOLTON WITH THE SAME PREDICTABLE DISASTROUS RESULTS.

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