Sean Hannity CANCELS Geraldo Rivera

>>Geraldo has disagreed with other personalities
on Fox News when it comes to war with Iran. In fact, there was a video that went viral,
where he is saying it’s a terrible idea to escalate tensions with Iran and Brian Kilmeade
went at it with him. Now, recently he was supposed to make an appearance
on Hannity show, but that appearance was cancelled. And it seems like it was cancelled specifically
because Geraldo was gonna continue making the case that war with Iran is a bad idea. So he starts off with this tweet. Urging Donald Trump to keep his powder dry,
please don’t let this spin out of control. You can always hit them back. Please don’t let this become an escalating,
you hit me, I hit you back harder until we have another full blown, bloody Mid East war
on our hands. What would we win? And so then he ends up responding to someone
who apparently liked his tweet and he says, thanks. I’ll be on with Sean Hannity tonight counseling
restraint and talking about these deeply disturbing developments. And then later he said, Nevermind, Hannity
just canceled me. And I just like to end this whole exchange
with Malcolm Fleschner tweet, cancel culture strikes again.>>I really liked that tweet. So look, before we open this up for discussion,
I just wanna remind you of how passionately Geraldo feels about avoiding war with Iran. This was a segment that Fox had earlier. Take a look.>>Now we have taken this huge military escalation. Now I fear the worst. You’re gonna see the US markets go crazy today. You’re gonna see the price of oil spiking
today. This is a very, very big deal.>>And I don’t know if you heard
>>But this isn’t about his resume of blood and death, it is about what was next. We stopped the next attack, that’s what I
think you’re missing.>>According to the Secretary of State.>>By what credible source,
>>Okay.>>Can you predict what the next Iranian move
would be?>>They’ve been excellent, the US Intelligence
has been excellent since 2003, when we invaded Iraq, disrupted the entire region for no real
reason. Don’t for a minute start cheering this on. What you have done, what we have done, we
have unleashed.>>I will cheer
>>Then you, like Lindsay Graham, have never met a war you didn’t like.>>That is not true, and don’t even say that.>>If President Trump wanted de-escalation-
>>We should just let him kill us for another 15 years.>>If President Trump wanted de-escalation
and to bring our troops home. What this was a reaction to-
>>What about the 700 Americans who are dead? Should they not be happy because of him?>>What about the tens of thousands of Iraqis
who have died since 2003? You have to start seeing things. What the hell are we doing in Baghdad in the
first place? Why are we there? Why aren’t these forces home?>>You’re blaming President Bush for the maniacal
killing of Saddam Hussein?>>I am blaming President Bush in 2003 for
those fake weapons of mass destruction that never existed and the con job that drove us
into that war.>>Listen, you gotta give people credit when
they’re right, and Geraldo was right there. I think that he took a strong position. I also give Geraldo credit for consistently
speaking out against Donald Trump’s disgusting immigration policies on Fox. I’m sure that’s not an easy environment to
share your accurate opinions in. But yeah, so Hannity canceled. Now, who knows? Maybe they canceled him to maybe replace that
segment with something that involves a legal analyst or?>>I don’t know, should we give Hannity the
benefit of the doubt?>>Hannity did not want any of that smoke. He’s like man, I saw what you did to kill
me. And I don’t think any more clearly than he
does. His producers probably said hey, we’re gonna
go ahead and cancel Geraldo because first off, Geraldo’s only mistake was revealing
what he wanted to do that night. When he talked to the person who retweeted
him or liked it and he goes, thanks I’m gonna be on later to make sure I council against
this. They’re like no that’s not the agenda tonight. That’s not what we’re on board for. Of course, yes again we’re speculating. But I mean, if it’s not the case, go and let
us know what the other difference was. I mean, they canceled on me tonight so I can’t
come on and say what I had to say. So I mean, again, what’ll happen is you end
up revealing what your real intentions are and what your real beliefs are. And people on the region are like, well, 700
Americans were lost. You don’t care about the Americans being lost
when it comes to anything else except for pursuing war. And then so, of course, when Geraldo brings
up the tens of thousands of Iraqis dying, there’s no answer to that. Those aren’t real people? Those are casualties of war. Or when we talk about how we wanna make sure
we keep American troops out of harm’s way. They go hey, well American troops they signed
up for it. They knew what they were getting themselves
into. Somehow when it comes to having any kinda
empathy towards people it’s all based on whether or not you’re falling not behind this president
and his line of ridiculousness. Secondly, Geraldo use Trump’s talking point
about we gotta get out of these stupid wars. You can’t follow a guy who continues to contradict
his own agenda and policies throughout his presidency.>>Right, exactly. And look, it’s hilarious to me to hear anyone
on Fox News or even anyone in cable news talk about how egregious it is or how much of an
injustice it is when Americans die. When in our own country they constantly push
for domestic policy that leads to more Americans dying.>>Totally, my god.>>I mean, how many American die every year
because they don’t have adequate health insurance? And they will attack Universal Healthcare,
over and over again. They’ll talk about how we can’t afford it,
can’t pay for it. When it comes to beating that war-drum, by
the way, which is the most expensive policy to support, they’re all for it. They don’t care about American lives. American’s overall, just like troops are nothing
more than pawns, nothing more than props, that these lowly individuals use to make their
arguments when it’s convenient for them. But when push comes to shove, you think they
really care about the lives of Americans? How about all those segments that Fox News
has done on homeless people? Do they care about them? They defame them, they slander them as dead
beats, as druggists, as all sorts of things. They don’t care about human lives. What cares about is appeasing Trump, making
sure that Trump is happy with him. Because you never know, you might lose access
to Trump if you criticize him. And you might not be able to get a job in
Trump’s administration. We all know that Trump likes to pick people
out of Fox News. So it’s just gross. And look, not to get too leftist, I guess,
whatever you wanna call it. But that’s what capitalism is, that’s what
capitalism does. It’s all about profit, it’s all about ensuring
that you have the upper hand and you increase your chances of making more money, right? That’s what happens in our media all the time,
right?>>Making money and being a tough guy, that’s
the other part of it. Even people who don’t have, I guess, the interests
for lining their pockets. It’s, hey, we’re tough guys, we’re America. Hey, we don’t let them F with us like this. Hey, you’re not gonna say that to me. There’s a superiority complex that we have
from the moment that we’re born that says, we have to make sure that we talk about how
much better we are than you no matter what. You can be on the lowest totem pole in America. But you’re like, I’m an American, I’m better
than you. But your life actually has nothing to do with
this American dream that they’ve sold you. That you’re supposed to somehow pursue. And one more thing that they don’t care about
lives for is school shootings, mass shootings, Car Club shootings. We don’t care about that stuff, thoughts and
prayers. What bombs we dropping on people to stop that
from happening? American lives are being lost every day. You don’t care about American lives.>>Again, it’s just something that they cite
when it’s convenient to them to support a policy that’s horrendous, usually. And, in this case, it’s escalated tensions
and war with Iran. So, again, credit where credit is due. I think Geraldo is doing a good job. And I think that he should be proud of the
fact that Hannity canceled his appearance, right? Look, I don’t know what his future is gonna
look like. Obviously, Shep Smith, who had the audacity
to speak the truth every once in a while on Fox News is no longer there. But we know what Fox News is, Geraldo knows
what Fox News is. I don’t agree with Geraldo on many issues. But if you have any integrity and you actually
want to share truthful analysis with an audience, Fox News is not the place to do it. You’re hardly even seen on cable news shows
period, much less on Fox News.

Fox Host Does The Unthinkable, Defends Obama

>>Brian Kilmeade strangely decided to defend
Barack Obama. Now, this is in response to all the right
wingers who have been blaming Obama for the escalated tensions with Iran. When in reality, as we know, Donald Trump
started escalating tensions with Iran the moment he pulled out of the Iran Nuclear Deal,
started implementing these crippling economic sanctions on Iran. And then he later assassinated Iran’s top
military general. But here’s Brian Kilmeade, speaking out against
all the right wingers who are trying to deflect and place the blame on Obama as opposed to
Trump.>>I just don’t love bringing up the previous
administration, just like I didn’t like when President Obama kept bringing up President
Bush.>>Yeah, but it’s true.>>But it’s how do you know? Well, what I’m trying to say is with President
Bush, you heard that statement all along from President Obama. All was a dumb war, as people who were missing
limbs and no longer can see or missing legs. And here, it’s a dumb war they lost their
limbs in->>Brian, they got 150 billion dollars weapon.>>Well, that’s fine, everybody knows that
policy. But you gotta bring people together as the
president and just to continue to take shots at President Obama-
>>Because I think it’s->>Three and half years later, it doesn’t
make any sense.>>It’s a stupid show.>>Now, understand that Brian Kilmeade was
supportive of Trump’s actions. He defended Trump and his decision to assassinate
Soleimani. And he got into this giant argument with Geraldo
Rivera about it. Geraldo Rivera was critical of what Trump
did. And so he’s not speaking out against what
Trump did, but he is speaking out against people who are blaming Obama for what’s going
on with Iran.>>Yeah, but look, if that was the extent
of it, I would say, look at Brian Kilmeade, able to add a little bit of nuance and in
favor of someone who normally disagrees with him. But everything else he added on to it made
me think no, I don’t actually like this at all.>>I agree, I agree, yeah.>>I mean, look, he came out looking better
than Doocy, that’s a high bar for you right there. But no, he said let’s not bring up past administrations
in some sort of weird general DC. Let’s all be polite and always looking forward,
no analysis of what actually has been done. When he said don’t call a war dumb because
have died and lost limbs, what are you talking about? That’s one of the reasons it was so stupid
and pointless and shouldn’t have been fought. That’s not mocking those who fought in it,
that’s speaking with compassion about the suffering that they went through that shouldn’t
have ever happened. And we don’t say it just because we like judging
past actions. We wanna stop future stupid, pointless wars,
like the one that Brian Kilmeade was, he said, I’m cheering for a couple of days ago when
he was arguing with Geraldo.>>Right.>>I don’t wanna have another argument in
ten years looking back on all the people have died in the US-Iran war. I wanna avoid it altogether.>>That’s the reason why we need to be serious
in electing the right person to lead this country this year. Now with that said, I do wanna go a little
back in time. These are clips from the past week where right
wingers on Fox, on Kilmeade’s very network, decided to place the blame on Obama. Let’s start off with Pete Hegseth.>>Listen, this instant, this moment right
now is on Barack Obama, not Donald Trump. When Barack Obama retreated in Iraq and created
a vacuum, he unleashed two radical forces. First ISIS, which President Trump had to come
in and eradicate, but he also opened the door for Iran’s influence to totally take over
Iraq. To the point where now the legislature in
Iraq is effectively controlled by Iran. If we couldn’t solve the problem in Iraq with
150,000 troops and the right strategy, we’re not gonna do it now with 5,000. So whether we leave Iraq or not should be
done on our terms and based on how we stare down Iran and their ability to get the nuclear
bomb.>>Iraq called on the United States and Iran
to help them defeat ISIS in their country. That’s the reason why the United States sent
troops back to Iraq. That’s the reason why Iran sent its forces
to Iraq in order to help defeat ISIS, and they actually did a pretty good job in that. And so now following Donald Trump’s actions,
in doing a drone strike in Iraq, the parliament in the country decided to take a vote and
they want US troops out. All of the escalation, as of late, is what
Trump is responsible for. There was a perfectly fine nuclear deal. It’s a nuclear deal because it was specifically
meant to prevent Iran from building nuclear weapons.>>And it was working.>>And it was working, they were complying. When he decided to pull out, implement sanctions
and continuously provoke Iran, that’s when things started to get worse.>>Yes.>>So no, this isn’t about Obama, it’s been
three and a half years. What do you mean?>>Yeah, no, it’s not Obama. Actually, I blame Calvin Coolidge. No, I don’t know, we can just keep going back. You know what? It was George W Bush because-
>>And Obama was terrible, by the way.>>If he hadn’t started this war, then we
wouldn’t be there. No, actually it was Clinton because if he’d
taken out Sadam the first time then Bush wouldn’t have had to go in. You could just always keep passing the buck
to the past, it doesn’t mean anything. But that’s what Pete Hegseth does. There’s a couple different brands of horrible
right wing pundit and I would argue that he’s probably the worst. He comes from the Sean Hannity school where
his brain is only large enough for one running algorithm at a time. And it’s, how do I blame a democrat for whatever
it is? Even if it’s a direct predicted result of
a republican action, he’s gonna find a way. He’ll say, it was the democrats fault, throw
a couple of buzzwords out there and that’s it. And so it’s no wonder that he’s doing well
on Fox News. That’s all they need to do.>>That’s right, and there was one other person
on Fox News who wanted to blame Obama. That was Laura Ingraham.>>Whereas, Bush was too idealistic about
what was possible in Iraq, and whereas Obama was too defeatist about Iran, Trump’s a realist. He’s a pragmatist.>>So that’s the stupidity that you hear on
Fox.>>By the way, she was an outspoken advocate
for the war in Iraq.>>100%.>>Just don’t ever forget that, that she was
cheerleading for the war in Iraq. She wants to pretend that that’s not the case. And by the way, she also just coincidentally
wants war with Iran. But it’ll be totally different, it’ll be way
better this time. She’s a realist after all.>>It’s insane. By the way, Vickie, one of our members wrote
in and said, John’s got his energy back with lots of exclamation marks.>>I think I’m at the exact perfect point
of all the medications have lined up, but I am still on a lot of medication.>>And I also wanna announce that he’s starting
to get me sick, so I’m really looking forward to this weekend.>>You can’t prove that. It’s possible, I think Barrack Obama got you
sick, actually.>>It was, you know what, good point, good
point. Become a member, go to Members help to make this show happen, you
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Megyn Kelly To Kaepernick: “Everything is Racist”

>>Megyn Kelly hasn’t really been out in the
public much lately. But she did decide to respond to Colin Kaepernick’s
tweets about US aggression toward Iran. So first, let me give you what Colin Kaepernick
had tweeted, and then I’ll give you her response. She said, there’s nothing new about American
terrorist attacks against black and brown people for the expansion of American imperialism. America has always sanctioned and besieged
black and brown bodies both at home and abroad. American militarism is the weapon wielded
by American imperialism, to enforce its policing and plundering of the non white world. Now-
>>Yep.>>Anyone who knows anything about American
history and American foreign policy sees what he’s talking about here. This isn’t simply about race. This is about US foreign policy toward countries
that are typically majority black or majority brown, right?>>Yep.>>And why, why do they do that? And I’m gonna fill in those blanks in just
a second. But Megyn Kelly, in her lack of sophisticated
thinking says, because everything is racist. Everything. Even fighting back against terrorists who
kill Americans. Nike, feeling proud? Okay, so if you’re so concerned about terrorists
killing Americans or terrorists killing people that they shouldn’t be killing. How about the fact that Donald Trump defended
Mohammed bin Salman after he ordered the killing of a US resident and Washington Post journalist
Jamal Khashoggi. Didn’t bother you, right? Didn’t bother you. I mean, it’s just such a disingenuous argument. And besides which, Colin Kaepernick is actually
making an important point that isn’t often made by public figures, especially people
in the entertainment industry or in athletics. Colin Kaepernick comments about things that
are so important to shed light on. And US imperialism is incredibly important
to discuss, especially in the context of what the United States is doing in the Middle East
right now. So for anyone who maybe didn’t have, and most
people in America didn’t, the appropriate history lessons about what the US has done
with coups abroad. We’ll do a quick run through of it. And I wish we had more time cuz there’s so
many interesting details to every single one of these examples, but we’re just gonna run
through some of the examples right now. So first off, when it comes to Latin American
countries, our CIA has loved orchestrating coups. We have orchestrated coups in Argentina, Brazil,
Cuba, Chili, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Uruguay, okay? Now, we attempt to stage a coup in Cuba, we
failed there. So we weren’t successful in every single
case, but every single time you see this happen, especially in Latin American countries, there
are US business interests involved, right? It’s not because we’re trying to spread democracy. It’s because there’s some sort of resource
that the United States government wants access to. So we’ve done coups in countries like Iran. So in 1953 there was a coup in Iran. It was orchestrated by the United States. Despite continued speculation about the CIA’s
role in a 1949 coup to install a military government in Syria, the ouster of Iranian
Prime Minister Mohamed Mossadegh is the earliest coup of the Cold War that the United States
government has acknowledged. They’ve acknowledged it, okay? But you don’t hear much of it in US history
classes. In 1953, after nearly two years of Mossadegh’s
premiership, during which he challenged the authority of the Shah and nationalized an
Iranian oil industry previously operated by British companies, he was forced from office
and arrested, spending the rest of his life under house arrest. Did you think that you could just nationalize
your country’s oil and the US would let you get away with it? We don’t think so. Let’s move on. Guatemala, 1954, though the United States
was initially supportive of Guatemalan Guatemalan President Arbenz, the State Department felt
his rise through the US-trained and armed military would be an asset, the relationship
though soured as he attempted a series of land reforms that threatened the holdings
of US-owned United Fruit Company. A coup in 1954 forced him from power, allowing
a succession of juntas in his place. Classified details of the CIA’s involvement
in the ouster of the Guatemalan leader, which included equipping rebels and paramilitary
troops while the US Navy blockaded the Guatemalan coast, came to light in 1999. I mean, the examples go on and on and on. Congo in 1960, what we did to Patrice Lumumba. I mean, how many more examples do you want,
okay?>>I think she doesn’t want any.>>I’m sorry, Lumumba, Lumumba.>>And I would argue she probably doesn’t
care.>>But that’s what I wanna know. Look, Megyn Kelly’s not dumb. I don’t think she’s a dumb person. She’s a lawyer. She worked her way up to pretty lucrative
gigs at Fox News and then I think it was CBS or NBC.>>Well, no offense to us, but being a host
doesn’t necessarily mean you’re a genius.>>No, I get that. I get that.>>She had a public spat about how Santa’s
white. She’s kind of dumb when it comes to racial
stuff.>>You’re right. You’re right. Right.>>To hold these simplistic, stupid, bigoted
views on race you can’t be that intelligent.>>You guys, the United States will go into
countries and overthrow democratically elected leaders. We just did it in Bolivia. We just did it in Bolivia. We will do that. We will go into a sovereign country, overthrow
a democratically elected leader for our own business interests. So when someone draws attention to that because
they want our country to be better, to keep our country safe, to keep sovereign countries
safe and democratic, it’s a dumb ass response to say because everything’s racist.>>Yeah, it’s hard to be Megyn Kelly. When you say bigoted things people call you
a racist, it’s rough.>>That’s the woman who gets paid tens of
millions of dollars to be an idiot, it’s devastating. That’s what this country values.>>She’s so awful that she makes me like Charlize
Theron less.>>No, don’t say that.>>Although Bombshell was pretty good.>>It was okay.>>Yeah, it was fine.>>Charlize Theron is a national treasure.>>She is, exactly.>>Yeah.>>Yeah, she’s as bad as she ever was when
she was on Fox News. She somehow managed as she like pulled the
ripcord, got out of there, to seem more reasonable than someone like a Sean Hannity or Bill O’Reilly,
but she’s not. She was picked for that position because she
believes the same sorts of things that they do.>>I want to give some snaps to Colin Kaepernick
because what he was drawing attention to there is important. And a lot of people in America never get the
appropriate schooling or learn the appropriate history of what our country has done. And you need to understand the history to
really dissect and understand what our current foreign policy is. We should be able to hold our elected officials
to a higher standard, and we should not allow them to sell us this nonsense about how the
US government is looking to spread democracy abroad. When in reality, we’ve done a lot to undermine
democracy in other countries consistently over the decades.

Republican Party In Chaos Over Syria

>>Somebody from US Special Forces called
into a Fox news reporter and had some devastating things to say-
>>That was a Fox News report?>>Yes, Jennifer Griffin is who he called
into. We don’t know his name. He’s a member of the US Special Forces that
fought alongside of the Kurdish led Syrian Democratic Forces. He said, quote, I am ashamed for the first
time in my career. He said, Turkey is not doing what it agreed
to. It’s horrible. We met every single security agreement. The Kurds met every single agreement with
the Turks. There was no threat to the Turks, none from
this side of the border. Look, I’ll give my opinion, I don’t think
that’s completely accurate. There is Kurdish terrorism inside of Turkey
and some of it does come from the Syrian side. I don’t think that it merits Turkey going
into northern Syria and it certainly does not merit from America’s perspective, America
betraying the Kurds who fought with them. And this is a guy who did fight with them. I’m going to tell you about another guy who
was in the military who fought with them who says something interesting too. But this is Fox News reporting it, so it’s
even more damaging. He went on to say this is insanity. I don’t know what they call atrocities but
they are happening. And today reports out, seven civilians have
already been killed in the Turkish incursion into Kurdish territory in Syria. So civilians being killed, obviously not only
bombing from the planes, obviously but also the ground invasion has begun. And so look, this is more damaging to Trump,
I think, than a lot of people understand. He’s losing Republican senators on this, that
doesn’t mean they’re totally gone but they’re super mad. And they’re mad for a number of reasons. The military industrial complex doesn’t like
this. Our other allies Saudi Arabia, Israel, etc,
don’t like this. And now you’ve got guys in the military going
around saying I’m ashamed for what we have done because of Trump. That’s gonna hurt the big guy. It’s gonna hurt him, I think really, really
bad. So another member of the military, not to
Fox News, but to another outlet explained. You guys keep saying we fought alongside one
another, that’s actually not true. We would tell them the coordinates and we
would tell them where ISIS was coming and then we go behind a hill, they would do the
fighting. They fought in front of us, not side by side,
and I saw them lose 11,000 soldiers, and 24,000 more wounded. And we’re just sitting here watching them
get killed. So all the military on the ground are disgusted
by what happened.>>That thread from, what’s her name Jennifer
Griffin?>>Yes.>>It’s really worth reading. It’s really powerful. That guy’s sort of emotional reaction to what
he was saying. You mentioned why Trump is in trouble on this. I mean Lindsey Graham, we mentioned before,
it’s crazy, but I mean, this is a guy. Turkey’s invasion in northern Syria attacking
one of America’s most reliable allies, the Kurds, is a nightmare for the US and Israel. He says, Mr. President, your decision regarding
Syria is having grave consequences to our national security and that of our allies and
partners. Very sad to see a great ally, the Kurds, being
assaulted by Turkish air to one military using American designed equipment. Expect Congress to act soon against Turkey
and aggressively push back. Hope the Trump administration will join this
effort. That’s not what we usually hear from Lindsey
Graham about the president.>>Yeah, so now another bubble has burst. Not only is this going on Fox News, and Jennifer
Griffin, you’re right who was, she said I was shaken. I’ve never gotten a call like that in my life. But it’s also pierced his bubble in the military. So not everybody in the military was pro Trump,
obviously, but he did have a very solid contingent there. Now they’re all going, guy looks like he doesn’t
know what the hell he’s doing. And we just betrayed the guys who are our
best allies.>>I’m anxious for that moment that, where
Jim Mattis Feels that it’s time, it’s his time to speak out.>>Although HR McMaster today is for national
security chief said when asked, is it wrong to work with a foreign government, in our
political campaigns basically answered, absolutely. Like didn’t hesitate and was like, it is definitely
wrong.>>I don’t know what you said there was an
announcement today. I think you originally spoke with a radio
station yesterday, but I’m John Shimkus, a Republican of I believe it’s Illinois, said
that after he learned about the withdrawal order, he told his chief of staff to quote
pull my name off the I support Donald Trump list. Says he will still support for his domestic
agenda. But because of this terrible foreign policy
decision, I ask that my name be removed from his campaign official list of supporters.>>It would be a stunning irony if the Kurds,
who unfortunately have no power in the world and are constantly lied to and have never
gotten a state of their own. Wound up being one of the major causes that
took Trump down. And wound up affecting the most powerful government
in the world. And if the Kurds did that, at least Trump’s
betrayal of the Kurds led to that. And that would be an ironic show of force.>>So I would say that if he does not reverse
himself on this, and it would be super awkward to reverse yourself on it now. And you run the risk, if you reverse yourself,
of having an armed confrontation with Turkey. But if he doesn’t reverse himself, with all
this happening, it suggests that there are unbelievably nefarious reasons for doing it.>>Yeah, and I’ll tell you, you throw Erdogan
under a bus and he will throw you under a bus. No question about that. So Trump has to be incredibly careful. Whatever information everyone Erdogan has
about Trump, he will definitely release it if Trump reverses this decision.>>And superfast version of this. There might be that stuff. I don’t know anything about that. But absent that stuff, I think it’s relatively
easy to reverse himself. Because the argument for why this is now happening
is not really accurate. They’re not invading this area and trying
to massacre the Kurds because we pulled four dozen soldiers out of the area. We still have like 1,000 soldiers in Syria. It’s not like this represents an actual withdrawal
from Syria. It’s a token movement of soldiers. The reason they’re coming in is because Trump
gave them the okay. He just made it clear, probably before but
definitely after, that if they go in, if they invade, if they bomb it’s going to be fine.>>No Ben’s right. Yes, you’re right, John that accurately describes
the events. But Ben is right that you can’t reverse it
now. You can’t say, okay, Turkey, take your tanks
because now it’s a ground invasion, and turn around. They’re gonna say, no. And when they say no, what are we going to
do about it? They’re a NATO ally. What are we going to go to war with NATO? Are we going to go to war with ourselves?>>Are we going to lend air support to the
Kurds and bomb Turks?>>No, that’s an unacceptable level of insanity. Because, then everyone else in NATO would
be like, what the hell are we doing here?>>Yeah.>>You just bombed the NATO ally. That’s insanity. So he has gotten himself into a mess he cannot
get out of, classic.>>Maybe because he didn’t fully understand the situation.>>Just maybe.>>Yeah.

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: I’m the King of the Jews

>>Right-wing talk show host, Wayne Allyn
Root who’s on Newsmax, decided to talk about Donald Trump and how he’s really just a giant
gift to the Jewish people, okay? And immediately following that, Trump decided
to tweet his statements, and here’s what he said. Thank you to Wayne Allyn Root for the very
nice words. President Trump is the greatest president
for Jews and for Israel in the history of the world, not just America. He is the best President for Israel in the
history of the world, and the Jewish people in Israel love him. Before we go on even more outrageous parts
of that tweet as it’s gonna continue. Best President in history of the world. Israel’s been around for seven years. So, and even if you say, hey look, ancient
Israel, etc. They didn’t have presidents back then, it’s
a preposterous statement. And not only that it’s not remotely true. As I’ve said, US presidents have literally
saved Israel from getting wiped off the map. They’ve came in to defend them, militarily,
etc, when they were attacked. And we’ve come to the aid of Israel in dozens
of occasions, including many wars. So, Trump come lately going around going,
hey, I moved the embassy. I’m the greatest President for Israel in the
history of the world. Wayne Allyn Root said it, and I’m quoting
it. But we haven’t got to the worst part at all. We haven’t but I have one quick comment about
the tweet, the first tweet. He’s the best President for Jews in America? So, was he the best President for Jews in
America when he said that they were very fine people at the hate march in Charlotteville,
Virginia, who were literally chanting the Jews will not replace us? Does he really think that Jewish Americans
are like, you know what, Trump’s great. He’s the best President ever. He thinks that there’s some very fine Nazis
who were chanting those things. And at one point at the, surrounded the synagogue
in Charlottesville and threatening them. He’s been fantastic. No, he’s been good for the right-wing government,
specifically Benjamin Netanyahu, who has not been good for Israel. And the great majority of Jewish Americans
vote against Donald Trump and against Republicans on a consistent basis cuz they know the reality,
not the lies of Donald Trump. So the second part of his tweet, reads as
follows. And the Jewish people in Israel love him like
he’s the king of Israel. They love him like he’s the second coming
of God. We’ll come back to that in just a second. But American Jews don’t know him or like him. They don’t even know what they’re doing or
saying anymore. It makes no sense, but that’s okay. If he keeps doing what he’s doing. He’s good for all Jews, blacks, gays, everyone,
and importantly, he’s good for everyone in America who wants a job. Wow. So the wow is Trump. The rest is Allyn Root’s quote that he is
requoting on Twitter. A wholesale. Okay, so evangelical Christians, you’re still
pretending, if do you feel right-wing, you’re you’re still pretending to be Christian. Can you imagine if Barack Obama called themselves
the second coming of God? Can you imagine if Obama said I am the king
of Israel. This liberal commentator has said I am the
king of Israel. And he’s made a very brilliant point, that
is right. And then by the way, if you’re a Jew in America
who disagrees? You’re an idiot. Yeah, I mean, he’s just straight up calling,
Jewish people in America who don’t vote for him, stupid. That is what he’s saying. And get a load of that irony from the dumbest
President, dumbest office holder we have ever had in this country. Okay, so- By the way, one real quick thing. I wanted to go find the video of what Wayne
Allyn Root said. And I don’t think that the tweets even capture
how incredibly offensive and disgusting Allyn Root’s comments were. So I wanna show you that video. Let’s take a quick look at that and then we’ll
give you some more analysis. I’ve friends brands vote Democrat because
their mother told them to, 50 years ago. And I’m like, Jesus, times have changed, you
just need to see what is going on. But is there a crack of hope, or any of those
friends whose mother told them vote Democrat 50 years ago, any of them switching cuz they’ve
seen the light with Trump? They won’t even watch. They won’t even consider, they’re brainwashed. Amazing, yeah. I think they’re brain dead. They’re blind, deaf and very dumb. Blind, deaf and very dumb. Don’t forget, I don’t know if you haven’t
watched the show, I happen to be Jewish by birth. And 75% of all Jews vote Democrat, and they
don’t like Trump. But this is the greatest President for Jews
and for Israel in the history of the world, not just America. Trump is the best president for Israel in
the history of the world. And the Jewish people love him like he is
the king of Israel. They love him like he is the second coming
of God. So, I’m Jewish by birth, but all the Jews
in America are idiots, 75% of them are morons. And they’ve been brainwashed. Hilarious. So, look guys. Trump said he could shoot somebody on Fifth
Avenue and his followers wouldn’t mind. If you’re a real Christian, this is on that
level. When someone is so full of pride, that they
compare themselves to Jesus Christ. And they say they’re the second coming of
God. If a Democrat dared to do this, you would
know it and I don’t care how right-wing you are. You know that if Obama or Clinton, or anybody
had done this, that you would have gone ballistic. Imagine if Hillary Clinton said that she was
the king of Israel and the second coming of God, and wrote that in a tweet like yeah,
well, of course, this guy said it, and that’s right. That’s me, right? Wow, yes, right? You would have gone nuts, you would have gone
ballistic, but it’s Trump. What are you gonna do? You’re gonna forgive it and move on. Cuz you don’t really care about Christianity. You don’t care at all about Christianity. You’re like, who do we hate? Who do we hate? You will hate to same people I hate. That’s all that right-wing evangelical Christianity
has devolved into in this country. Does that mean it’s all evangelical Christians? No, Jimmy Carter’s an evangelical Christian. There’s still wonderful progressive evangelical
Christians, and they are some of the best people in the country, helping the poor, the
homeless, the needy, etc. But the right-wing evangelicals, who do we
hate? Who do we hate? Who do we hate? Trump hates the same people
as me. Of course, second coming of God. That’s the right thing. A real Christian would be all about prosperity,
gospel. When Jesus came into the temple, he found
the money changers and said good job, make more money. Let’s kick out the homeless together, right? And then he spit on the homeless. I mean, what kind of insane, bizarre Christianity
is this? Everyone needs to watch The Family on Netflix
because it exists. And they have deep roots in various countries,
and they have a tremendous amount of influence, and they take religion, they take Christianity. And they interpret it in such a way where
it justifies things like the incumbent wealth, and inequality that we’re experiencing in
America today. And all the property which is flying around
in their jets say, well, of course, God doesn’t want me to fly with a bunch of demons like
you guys, regular people. That’s what Jesus came to do is spit on regular
people, right? In the Bible says, it’s harder for a rich
man to get into heaven than for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle. But these guys don’t really care about the
Bible. These right-wing evangelicals, I think that
they actually don’t even like the Bible. I think that if they read the Bible they might
be shocked by, we’re supposed to help the needy, and the poor, and the homeless? And the rich people aren’t gonna go to heaven. What kind of crap is this, right? So you’re not real Christians. And by the way, the only thing you hang on
to in the Bible is abortion, abortion, which is never mentioned in the Bible. Never mentioned, except the one part of course,
the numbers where God is in favor of abortions. Look it up, look it up, look it up, anyways. So if you’re a real Christian that believes
in the sermon on the mount, you would be deeply offended by what Trump said. If you’re a fake Christian, like right-wing
evangelicals, and you’re just gonna hate someone and that’s what your identity is based around. You love Trump, and there’s nothing you can
say, well, correction, if he all of a sudden turned around and said, you know what, I actually
kinda like the Muslims and the Latinos, he’d go. I bet you that’s the one thing, he could somebody
on Fifth Avenue, he can claim to be the second coming of God. That ain’t gonna do it. If all of a sudden he said, you know what,
we should be openhearted to Muslims and accept them in this country. We should be openhearted to Latino immigrants
who are struggling in their own countries, and accept them in this country. Boom, gone, this would erode overnight. Right-wing evangelical Christians in this
country have become a cult of hate. And that’s all that they’re centered around. You see this kind of offensive stuff and you
still support Trump, you’re a joke, you’re a total and utter joke.

Rashida Tlaib’s INCREDIBLE Response To Israel Ban

>>The quest of two Congresswomen to get into
Israel and see what’s going on in terms of treatment of Palestinians, visit family, all
of that continues yesterday. You might know, on Thursday, Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu blocked Rashida Tlaib, Congresswoman, and another Democratic Congressmember,
Ilhan Omar, from visiting Israel and the Palestinian territories. Citing the women’s support of the boycott,
divestment, and sanctions movement against Israel. So that was what we knew yesterday and, of
course, on the show we broke that down and it was a fairly unprecedented thing. Not only that they made the decision, inside
of the Israeli government to do this, but also that the President put out an approving
tweet encouraging a foreign government to block members of our government from visiting. Today, though, I guess got into a bit more
of a personal form in regard to Representative Rashida Tlaib. Netanyahu government today said it would allow
Rashida Tlaib to enter the country to visit her grandmother. Were she to file a humanitarian request, which
the Congresswoman later did. Tlaib pledged initially not to vocalize her
support for the BDS movement while in the region. She eventually shifted on that and explained
it saying, that she wanted to make sure that she could speak the truth if visiting Israel. So initially, she agreed to certain restrictions
on free speech or I would say her responsibility as a member of our government to reflect accurately
what she sees while traveling abroad. But she decided that that cost was too much
even at the risk of not seeing her family members. We’re gonna have messages both from Rashida
Tlaib and also from the Israeli government. But what did you think about this development,
also about the entire debacle?>>Yeah, so, I don’t know what I would have
done. I think she was put in a really, really hard
spot. If government told me you’re allowed to come
here, but you’re not allowed to state your real opinions when you get here, especially
if you’re a US representative. And a lot of cameras will be on you. And, this is your one chance to speak to the
Palestinians, to the Israelis, to the whole region. Well that’s a hell of thing to try to block
you from doing and I would wanna say no under almost any circumstance. But I’d say almost because what if it was
your last time opportunity to see your grandmother. Well, Jesus, then I don’t know what I would
do, right? But I do know this, saying no, I’m not going
to agree to your oppressive terms. Even if it costs me seeing my grandmother
is an incredibly strong move, and you have to give her tremendous respect for doing that.>>Yeah, and I think actually, I bet you that
she had a discussion with her family and her grandmother probably said, I don’t want you
to do this. Because my guess is that the grandmother’s
living in those situations and she says, I’d rather have you have a voice and express what’s
really going on here. And this whole thing when you go back to it,
the idea of trying to stop someone from having a critical voice in what’s supposed to be
a democracy in the Middle East. It just puts the whole thing, it’s a sham
then. Because the way they blocked them from coming
there, it sounds more like what a dictatorial Arab government would do or what Iran would
do or what China would do. And for you to be critical of those other
countries and then go ahead and do the same thing that you’re saying those countries do,
which is to stop critical voice from even coming here. That to me is the height of hypocrisy.>>Well, look we gotta have a real discussion
about when we stop calling Israel a democracy. Because do they have some wonderful parts
in their system that’s quite liberal and like a democracy, absolutely. So there is voting and even Muslims get to
vote. But now, Netanyahu is even challenging that
notion. Their courts are often times quite tough on
their politicians and holding Netanyahu accountable for corruption, etc, that’s not concluded
yet. But they’ve been tough in the past on corruption,
way more so than America has. On the other hand, there are certain things
you’re not allowed to say. If you’re used to the American form of government
where we have first amendment rights, and you go to Israel and they say no. You say that, you’re going to be in a lot
of legal trouble. Well, okay, that’s certainly a strike against
freedom. And then, yes, that little asterisk of imprisoning
millions of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and West Bank, let alone the thousands of
ones actually in physical prisons. Gaza’s an open air prison. They don’t control their borders, they can’t
leave. And every part of that is an occupation, it’s
an oppression, it’s state violence. So I mean, was America a democracy when we
had slavery? That’s an interesting question. It was for some, but it wasn’t for women,
it wasn’t certainly for the slaves. It wasn’t for a lot of people in this country. And so Israel is in a situation where they
don’t have slavery, but they have imprisoned in essence, millions of innocent Palestinians,
and they will not let them go. They just say no we think by inherently, you
as Muslims, as Palestinians, are too dangerous, and to ever trust you with borders and ruling
yourself. So we’re never ever going to let you go, that
is Netanyahu’s polict. It’s not every Israelis by a long shot, but
he just won reelection, so I don’t know. So I think just constantly calling it a democracy
is, at a minimum, requires a massive asterisk.>>By the way real quickly for Trump to weigh
in and say because these Congresswoman are critical of Israel, you shouldn’t let them
in Israel, then by that logic, we shouldn’t let Trump in America because he’s been very
critical of America. That’s what got him where he is. He’s not supporting freedom of speech. And again, it’s very hypocritical cuz we should
be able to criticize these places. And if he’s not gonna stand behind the Congresswomen,
no matter what side they’re on, then that, it shows his dictatorial tendencies.>>Yeah, just really quickly on that Mas,
we had our shot and you’re getting a rethink on Israel’s position. When he went to Scotland to visit his golf
course during the primaries and during the election, what do you mean make America great
again? What do you mean again? It seems like your whole campaign is based
on criticizing America. That’s it. You’re banned. Stay in Scotland forever.>>Yeah, yeah.>>Sorry, Scotland.>>And by the way, it was the sort of thing
where it’s just well, we’re not supposed to insult our allies. I mean, do we want to go through what Trump
has said about literally every ally we have? Do we really want to see those quotes? Come on.>>Germany, Canada, Mexico and the list goes
on and on.>>Yeah, Trump goes to the cities that were
just struck by terror attacks inside of the US and insults their mayors to their face,
okay? That’s his idea of decorum. So some of what you were actually talking
about Rashida Tlaib in explaining her decision on social media, she referenced some of that
saying silencing me and treating me like a criminal is not what she wants for me, speaking
of her grandmother. It would kill a piece of me. I have decided that visiting my grandmother
under these oppressive conditions stands against everything I believe in fighting against racism,
oppression and injustice. Now the thing is because she initially agreed
to do it and then pulled out every disingenuous right-winger, and some people probably don’t
consider themselves right-winger on the Internet, are attacking her saying that effectively,
she was using her grandmother as a pawn. I don’t see how, how did she win in this. In any event, it’s not just random people
on social media. It includes literally the person she was coordinating
with in Israeli government for this visit, the Minister of the Interior who tweeted. Representative Tlaib just tweeted that she
won’t be coming to Israel. Just yesterday she sent me a letter asking
to visit her 90 year old grandmother saying it might be my last chance to meet her. He goes on to say I approved a request as
a gesture of goodwill on a humanitarian basis. But it was just a provocative request aimed
at bashing the State of Israel. Apparently her hate for Israel overcomes her
love for her grandmother.>>Hey, wait-
>>Now I’m really pissed. You’re the one imprisoning her grandmother.>>Yeah.>>If those territories were not occupied
then grandma could come over here, they could be free. You’re the one completely preventing her freedom. And they you have the audacity to talk about
how she’s using her grandmother as a pawn. You’re the ones who are using all those people
as pawns. Hey, you must say that boycott divestment
of sanctions is a bad idea or shut up about it. You’re not allowed to say anything if you
ever want to see your grandmother again. And you’re telling us she’s using her as a
pawn? No, you’re literally holding her hostage and
saying you’re not allowed to say the truth if you want to see your grandmother before
she dies. That’s the kind of sick game that you’re playing
and then you want to talk about pawns. Give me a break.>>And he used her grandmother in that tweet
against her. So he’s using the grandmother as a pawn.>>Exactly, yeah, and also, when I initially
saw those tweets, I thought, I mean, this has gotta be a fake account or something. Cuz this isn’t a pundit, this is a member
of the Israeli government saying that. And I thought, what if it’s just some random
shady person on Twitter? So I looked into their background and I found
out that they are a representative of the government, but they are incredibly shady. Because back in 1999, that individual was
convicted of bribery, fraud and breach of trust and serve 22 months in Israeli prison
for accepting over $150,000 in bribes. But please preach to us more.>>Scaramucci said the fish rots from the
head down and Netanyahu is corrupt. Even the Israeli government believes he’s
corrupt. They’re investigating thoroughly for which
I just gave them credit. And so is it surprising that he hired a bunch
of criminals? That’s exactly what Trump does here. Trump hired a whole bunch of criminals, some
of whom have been caught and are already in prison, some of them are in mid-process, etc. The fish rots from the head down. So look, the right wing government in Israel
has lost its mind. I mean, now, we’re not even talking about
two state solutions. There’s no solution. No solution at all. In the old days, look, there was a lot of
things wrong, a million things wrong on all sides, right? But at least you had guys like Yitzhak Rabin
who considered it. And then the right wing in Israel assassinated
him. It was the most successful terrorist strike
maybe in human history, they had the peace seal, they’re about to do it and the right
wing is like I got an idea. Let’s use violence. And by the way, back then, Netanyahu was the
guy actually get roiling everybody up Rabin’s a traitor, Rabin’s terrible. You got to do something about Rabin. And then somebody assassinates the leader
of Israel who’s gonna do peace, and then Netanyahu’s like, well, I guess we can’t do peace. You gotta go with a warmonger like me. And so, look, you know what Israel? If you wanna prove, I’m talking about the
right wing government of Israel. You wanna prove that you’re humanitarian,
you’re a democracy. Why don’t you let the grandmother out? But you don’t want to pay for ticket, or you
don’t even have to pay for the ticket. I’ll raise money from our audience or pay
for a ticket right now, okay? And while you’re at it, why don’t you let
other Palestinians out? You won’t, because you’re not really a democracy
and you’re oppressing those people. You’re occupying them. And now, by the way, sorry, John, these right
wing pundits in America are like, no, well, really? Are they really occupied? What are you talking about? If they’re not occupied, what are they? Can they just cross the border right now? Well, no, no, no, no, you’re not allowed to
cross the border. Palestinians by definition are dangerous,
right? No, that is a racist position to have. They say well, you know what, I’m not sure
they all acknowledge that they got to get every single person to acknowledge that Israel
has a right to exist. Does Israel have a right to exist? Of course, but meanwhile look at the incredible
irony and hypocrisy. Since everyone of the millions of people here
hasn’t said that I’m allowed to exist. I will now, well, for the last 50-60 years,
I’ve not allowed you to exist. But wait a minute, Israel already exists,
but you will not allow Palestine to exist as a country and then you claim you’re the
aggrieved party. Well, some of them said that theoretically,
maybe we shouldn’t exist, but in reality I’ve oppressed them, crushed them and not allowed
their existence as a state. No, the guilty part here is abundantly clear. If you can’t see it, it’s because you’re biased. And you say, well, I mean, look, the Israelis
are great and the Palestinians should be oppressed for the rest of time. If you believe that then you know what? That is a racist position. Sorry, not sorry, that’s a racist position.>>So if we could turn just to potentially
the future of our relationship there, it’s probably gonna continue the way it has been
literally for decades. But there are some people who are questioning
it in some of the ways that you just did actually. These are the names that you’re gonna be familiar
with. One is one of the representatives who’s banned
from visiting the country. Ilhan Omar tweated, as many of my colleagues
have stayed in the last 24 hours, we give Israel more than $3 billion in aid every year. This is predicated on their being an important
ally in the region, and the quote, only democracy, in the Middle East. Denying visits to duly elected members of
Congress is not consistent with being either an ally or a democracy. We should be leveraging that aid to stop the
settlements and ensure full rights for Palestinians. So that’s, you have a congresswoman, you have
someone in the House, but also in the Senate, Bernie Sanders, I believe earlier today, said
this.>>We have a President who tragically is a
racist, is a xenophobe, and who is a religious bigot. But the idea that a member of the United States
Congress cannot visit a nation, which by the way we support to the tune of billions and
billions of dollars is clearly an outrage. And if Israel doesn’t want members of the
United States Congress to visit their country to get a first hand look at what’s going on. And I’ve been there many, many times, but
if he doesn’t want members to visit, maybe he can respectfully decline the billions of
dollars that we give to Israel. All that I am saying is that we need a Middle
East policy which is even handed. Which protects the independence and the safety
of Israel, but also shows respect to the Palestinian people. Many of whom in Gaza and elsewhere are suffering
incredibly, unemployment rate off the charts, people cannot leave their community>>Like a boss.>>Okay, look, the funny thing is we give
Bernie Sanders tremendous credit there for saying things that are super obvious, but
it’s only because the rest of Washington is insane. And so he says we should be even handed they’re
like, whoa, controversial. How is that controversial? We should have two states. Whoa, I don’t know about that, how was that
controversial? Hey, if you say that US Congressmembers are
not allowed into your country, maybe our billions of dollars in aid also should not be allowed
into your country. You can’t have it both ways. You spit at our Congressmembers and then say,
but I demand the money. Who gets to do that other than Israel? Even Canada couldn’t get away with that. The UK couldn’t get away with that. But Israel gets to say, and if your Congresspeople
come to our country, we’re gonna make sure that they shut up, and they’re not allowed
to say anything. Meanwhile, send me the 3 billion. Who gets to say that? That’s insanity and conservatives, I thought
you cared about fiscal discipline. But when it comes to Israel, we’ve given them
$140 billion and they misleadingly call it aid. Some of it is in financial and economic aid. What happened is standing up with your own
bootstraps by the way? We could say bootstrap, no, no no, that’s
for poor Americans. You spit on poor Americans, but you give Israelis
anything they want. Okay, but that is the minority, the majority
of the money is in military aid. So why are we financing their military? They have a gigantic military. They have nukes. They can just pulverize all of the Arab nations. They can literally nuke all of the Arab nations
around them. I hope to God that it never comes to that. But why are we giving hard earned tax money
to a country that doesn’t even allow Congressmembers to go? That is an obvious thing to say. But of course, as usual, Bernie Sanders is
the only one with the courage to say the things that are obviously true. And I’m gonna add one more thing to it. Look, when he says we want the sanctity and
the independence and safety of Israel, no one disagrees with that. He’s got family members in Israel, why would
he want to put them in danger? I want Israel to be perfectly safe and secure. I also want them to have the moral high ground. Right now, they are not safe and secure because
they’re saying, you know what you millions of Palestinians, you have no hope. You have no hope of ever reaching a diplomatic
solution. You have no hope of reaching a legal solution
or an economic solution. Now, what do you think that’s going to lead
to? It’s gonna lead to violence against Israel. And moral high ground, what a joke. Look BDS, I’m gonna have a debate about it
on the show and it’s an interesting thing, but this was a really stupid political move
by Netanyahu’s government. Because what did it do? It sparked a giant conversation about, hey,
maybe we should do BDS because if they’re not listening to anything else, but if you
say boycott, divestment and sanctions, all of a sudden they’re like, wait a minute, what
do you do? Don’t do that. Don’t do that, right. I see. We got your attention. So that’s interesting. So maybe we should do that a lot more.>>But it also, politically speaking on Trump’s
side, he was probably playing as more of the demonization of the Muslims and the Rashida
Tlaib’s and the Ilhan Omar’s, he’s playing to his base in many ways. And I know that I believe APAC came out against
the move. So I don’t know he was trying to play and
get more Jewish Americans on his side. Definitely getting his base to be around him
and go look, these Muslims hate the Jews. And so again, it’s a play that he’s doing. And I don’t know if it helped him with his
base or not. I’m guessing it does to demonize these two
again and demonize these people. And so it’s a shame that people that support
Trump aren’t seeing that as openly. It’s such a simple game to play to go look,
these Muslims with the thing on their head.>>Yeah, but Maz, I’ll disagree with that
on two counts. One, first of all, I don’t think it’s a play
for Jewish American voters. Jews vote 70% Democratic in this country. They’re the second most reliable block for
the Democratic party after African Americans. And there’s not that many Jewish Americans,
so he’d barely get any votes. No, it’s a play for his evangelical base who
the great majority which are bigots and racists. So when he says these Muslims Tlaib and Omar,
they love it. I hate Muslims too, finally a guy willing
to say it as it is. Yeah, like and so that’s the play that he’s
making. But he’s already got that base locked up there. I mean, who else hates Muslims and Latinos
and Blacks and Jews as much as Trump does? I mean, we never had a politician filled with
that much hatred and fear. So the right wing evangelical voters are like,
yes, they’ve been waiting for this guy for decades now. So it’s not a smart move. I know people, some people think it’s a distraction,
etc. To try to distract from the stock market crash,
etc, etc.>>It’s to buy him some time to buy Greenland.>>Yeah, but the bottom line is it’s mediocre
politics for Trump. It’s the same old playbook. Go to hatred and fear. Go to hatred and fear. Does he really care what they say about Israel? No, it’s just an anti-Muslim play. For Netanyahu, though, it was a really stupid
political move. It was much more damaging to him than it was
to Trump.