Former Danish official: Trump’s Greenland bid is ‘insulting’


♪ ♪>>GREENLAND WAS JUST AN IDEA, JUST A THOUGHT BUT WHEN THEY SAY IT WAS ABSURD AND SAID THEY NASTY, VERY SARCASTIC WAY I SAID, WE WILL MAKE IT SOME OTHER TIME. WE WILL GO TO DENMARK. I LOVE DENMARK. I’VE BEEN TO DENMARK. WE WILL DO IT ANOTHER TIME.>>Martha: PRESIDENT TRUMP EXPLAINING WHY HE SCRAPPED HIS UPCOMING TRIP TO DENMARK TO DISCUSS THE POSSIBILITY OF THE SALE OF GREENLAND, THAT DECISION WIDELY PANNED BY THE PEOPLE AND POLITICIANS WHO SPOKE OUT IN DENMARK. WATCH.>>I THINK IT’S A VERY BAD WAY OF TALKING ABOUT A COUNTRY AND ESPECIALLY THE PEOPLE OF GREENLAND. I THINK HE NEEDS TO SHOW SOME MORE RESPECT.>>HE ACTS LIKE A SPOILED CHILD. THE DANISH PUBLIC, CLEAR MESSAGES TO THE AMERICAN WORKERS, PLEASE VOTE FOR ANOTHER PRESIDENT NEXT TIME.>>Martha: MY NEXT GUEST WE DID THIS TODAY, TRUMP ASSUMES THE ANONYMOUS PART OF OUR COUNTRY IS FOR SALE ON THAT INSULTINGLY CANCELS THE VISIT THAT EVERYONE WAS PREPARING FOR. OUR PARTS FOR THE U.S. FOR SALE? ALASKA? PLEASE SHOW SOME MORE RESPECT. THE FORMER MINISTER OF BUSINESS. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. WHAT IS YOUR REACTION TO WHAT THE PRESIDENT’S? HE SAID IT WAS AN IDEA, A SUGGESTION AND HE DIDN’T EXPECT IN HIS WORDS, A NASTY RESPONSE.>>IS UNFORTUNATE THAT THERE ARE SUCH WORDS ON BOTH SIDES. IT WAS A SURPRISE TO US AND DENMARK THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP WOULD PUBLICLY RAISE THE IDEA OF BUYING GREENLAND BECAUSE NOBODY IN DENMARK OR GREENLAND HAS EVER INDICATED THAT IT WOULD BE FOR SALE. IT MIGHT’VE BEEN A GOOD IDEA TO CONSULT THE EMBASSY, ANY ONE AND THE FOREIGN MINISTRY IN THE U.S. OR SOMEONE WHO KNOWS ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS BEFORE GOING OUT WITH AN IDEA BECAUSE IT WAS HARD FOR THE PRIME MINISTER TO BLANKLEY SAY NO, THAT IS THE CASE AND IT’S NOT FOR SALE. WE DON’T WANT TO INSULT THE U.S. AND NOTHING PRESIDENT, BUT THE IDEA OF BUYING PART OF DANISH TERRITORY AND THE 50,000 PEOPLE LIVING THERE IS INSULTING BECAUSE IT’S TALKING ABOUT GREENLAND LIKE IT’S SOME KIND OF COMMODITY AND IT’S REAL PEOPLE LIVING THERE. IT’S NOT A COMMODITY, NOT FOR SALE AND IT’S INDICATING WE WOULDN’T CARE ABOUT GREENLAND AND WE DO.>>Martha: AS HE MENTIONED, MIKE POMPEO PUT OUT AN EXPRESSION OF ALLIANCE TO HIS COUNTERPART AND DENMARK TODAY SO WHAT LOOKS LIKE THEY ARE TRYING TO SMOOTH THIS OVER. IT’S INTERESTING THAT 67% OF ALL ADULT GREEN LENDERS SUPPORT A VISION OF GREENLAND AS AN INDEPENDENT STATE AND THEY DO TAKE ABOUT $600 MILLION FROM THE DANISH ECONOMY IN ORDER TO SUPPORT THEMSELVES, OTHER PEOPLE AND DENMARK WHO DISAGREE? ARE PEOPLE SAY, WE DON’T NEED GREENLAND AND THEY WOULD RATHER BE ON THEIR OWN ANYWAY?>>I DON’T THINK YOU WILL FIND ALMOST ANYBODY WHO WANTS TO SELL GREENLAND. IT WOULD HAVE TO BE THERE DECISION. THEY ARE VERY INDEPENDENT. THEY HAVE THEIR OWN CULTURE AND THEIR OWN LANGUAGE. THEY ARE PART OF THE KINGDOM OF DENMARK, BUT THEY HAVE THEIR OWN LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND THEY DECIDE ON THOSE MATTERS LOCALLY. THEY STILL HAVE CHOSEN TO REMAIN PART OF DENMARK BECAUSE THEY THINK THAT IS BEST FOR GREENLAND. THAT’S UP TO THEM.>>Martha: THE PRESIDENT WOULD LIKE DENMARK TO UP THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO NATO SO IT’S A FULL 2% OF YOUR GDP. DO YOU AGREE?>>I AGREE WITH THAT PERSONALLY. I’M A CONSERVATIVE MYSELF. I AGREE THAT THE U.S. SHOULDN’T PAY FOR OUR SECURITY. I THINK ALL NATO MEMBERS NEED TO SPEND MORE AND LIVE UP TO THE 2% TARGET.>>Martha: WE FOUND OUT SOMETHING YOU AGREE ON, EVERYBODY AGREES ON.

Kim Jong-Un’s New Strategy: Explained


In 2017 North Korea went on a missile launch bonanza first into the Sea of Japan in February, then its first ever intercontinental ballistic missile on July 4th, Happy Birthday America, and 18 other missile tests plus a cyberattack on 150 countries disrupting everything from banks to hospitals No five nine But pretty effective according to North Korean media Americans on internet websites Now have nuclear phobia kim jong un’s threats of war weren’t new But this time they were echoed by the US on twitter by the way Which seems like a bad way to reach someone in North Korea But hey tensions were at an arguably all-time high and then something changed out of nowhere after the deadline Kim jong-un announced He would send two athletes to the 2018 Olympics and not just that but with South Korea under a unified flag his sister and an entourage of suspiciously enthusiastic fans also traveled to the South. Missile testing suddenly stopped and Kim even met with a US Secretary of State He also left the country for the first time as supreme leader to visit Xi Jinping in China And then the biggest news yet both North and South held an inter-korean summit For Kim hugged the South Korean president even stepped on South Korean soil. I mean that sounds like a story from the onion It’s a complete 180 from non-stop missile launches two friendly smiles and hugs in just five months for many This is completely bizarre for others It’s the obvious result of successful foreign policy but what looks like desperation or Backpedaling or even foolishness is really just the continuation of a long-standing very rational very Calculated survival strategy with a twist so what exactly is going on and how will it end? Kim jong-eun has one thing on his wish list Stay in power for him power means wealth and luxury and safety for his family So if that’s the goal you might wonder why not just you know show out and enjoy those things he appears to do the opposite Risking everything by poking the biggest guns he could find That’s why so many see him as genuinely crazy and the media of course has no interest in alleviating that word Worry is their business model But it’s not true Kim inherited a very poor hungry primitive country if he does nothing the country will wither and fail no one to make Swiss cheese or basketballs and becoming a Self-sustaining or just not terrible country would mean economic reform reform brings better living conditions for everyone Which you might expect would protect Kim from revolution? But it’s just the opposite a population that can just barely feed itself only has time to do exactly that Revolutions are feats of strength not weakness What’s really dangerous is a taste of the good life a peek at what they could have? Reformed could eventually make the north as successful as its neighbor, but it would mean goodbye for Kent so he needs resources But can’t afford economic reform the solution is the same kind of socialism the country has always dreamed of and never Delivered shared or resources aka four and eight, and how do you get handouts as a totalitarian country with death camps? But intimidating a superpower like the United States is hard if they had six hundred billion dollars to rival the US military they Wouldn’t need to scare them anyway so instead they skip the entire tech tree straight to nuclear weapons a single nuke is the ultimate shield against war and Uproar which also makes it the perfect Negotiating tool the thought of denuclearizing North Korea is so attractive the world will do anything for the slightest chance to get it including forgetting 15 years of failed foreign policy just two years after Kim jong-un took power a Former exchange student in Pyongyang and now expert and rail and cop wrote a book called the real North Korea Co 40 wrote sounds familiar when North Korea are unhappy they follow the same routine they first manufacture a crisis and drive tensions as high as Possible when newspaper headlines tell the world that the Korean Peninsula is on the brink of war the North Korean government suggests Negotiations the offer is accepted with a sigh of relief Giving North Korean diplomats the leverage to squeeze maximum concessions It’s the North Korean version of the hero’s journey the same story told over and over and over again But because we want to believe we buy it every time at any given moment Kim is either in total assault mode creating fear and therefore our desperation for negotiation or total charm mode Convincing the world is a new man He just needs some financial support man this cycle of aggression charm and repeat is happening now But it’s not new at all there have been six other rounds of negotiations North Korea agreed to abandon their nuclear program in 2005 they got what they wanted and then broke their promise But this time is a bit different their nuclear program has been building up for almost 40 years to one goal the ability to reach The US mainland until then there was no realistic chance of their giving up the program It’s their one and only deterrent the only key to Kim’s life lesson learned from Iraq in Libya on November 28th They tested the whole song 15 proving. They could reach anywhere in America and two months later They joined the Olympics and turned on the charm that timing is no coincidence they accomplished their goal No need for more missile testing now it’s time to cash in get all they can from halting the tests while keeping even if it means hiding the ability to target the U.s.
They couldn’t have scheduled it better xi Jinping was probably pressuring them to relax and tensions were extremely high with the u.s. the administration really wants to show its strategy worked giving Kim enormous negotiating leverage It’s possible the talks will fail or succeed with flying colors But here’s my rough prediction Kim will excite the world with concessions But most will be completely symbolic cheek smiles and no concrete promises He’ll agree to stop nuclear development, which they no longer need in exchange for some American military concessions that also benefit China who would prefer America back out of Asia little to nothing will change inside, North Korea more of the same terrible oppression and real Reunification won’t be possible anytime soon, but American and South Korean politicians will declare a huge success But so will North Korea who finally got a seat at the table has its security guaranteed plus Maybe some economic benefits Exactly as planned when he next finds himself low on cash or in need of something without the attention to get it well He’ll know exactly what works and by the time North Korea makes its next move You could be well on your way to making yours everything you saw in this video I made in a graphic design application called affinity designer It’s far cheaper than Adobe Illustrator, but still a bit intimidating for beginners So a great way to learn it is with a class like this one on Skillshare It’ll walk you through making digital graphics and easy to follow Bite-sized videos everything from colors to custom shapes brushes and exporting if you want to make videos like this one This is a great way to get started and with a premium membership you pay one low price for all the classes you want so You can find the perfect one for you jump around or take multiple at a time There are classes on photography finance app development and something I’m gonna check out calligraphy something. That’s really cool Is that you can browse other people’s projects for inspiration? I mean look at all the cool lettering people have made who took this calligraphy class and for poly matter viewers the first 500 people to sign up with a link in the description get two free months of unlimited classes Thanks again to skill share and to everyone who gives it a try (Engsub by many people)

[Politics] बीजेपी में शामिल हुए ‘आशिकी बॉय’ राहुल रॉय THE NEWS INDIA


Rahul Roy, popularly known as Bollywood actor and Ashikki Boy, has joined the BJP. Rahul Roy joined BJP in the presence of Union Minister and BJP leader Vijay Goel. Rahul Roy, popularly known as Bollywood actor and Ashikki Boy, has joined the BJP. Rahul Roy joined BJP in the presence of Union Minister and BJP leader Vijay Goel. Rahul Roy, popularly known as Bollywood actor and Ashikki Boy, has joined the BJP. Rahul Roy joined BJP in the presence of Union Minister and BJP leader Vijay Goel.

Trump Under Fire For Sharing Jeffrey Epstein Conspiracy Theory | NBC Nightly News


SPEARCY THEORIES ON AND OFF. ONE MAN, PRESIDENT AND OFF. ONE MAN, PRESIDENT TRUMP. ONE MAN, PRESIDENT TRUMP. KELLY O’DONNELL IS TRUMP. KELLY O’DONNELL IS TRAVELING WITH THE KELLY O’DONNELL IS TRAVELING WITH THE PRESIDENT AND HAS THIS TRAVELING WITH THE PRESIDENT AND HAS THIS REPORT. PRESIDENT AND HAS THIS REPORT.>>Reporter: WIELDING REPORT.>>Reporter: WIELDING THE WORLD’S MOST>>Reporter: WIELDING THE WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL MEGA PHONE, THE WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL MEGA PHONE, PRESIDENT TRUMP POWERFUL MEGA PHONE, PRESIDENT TRUMP RETWEETED A BASELESS PRESIDENT TRUMP RETWEETED A BASELESS CONSPIRACY THEORY TO RETWEETED A BASELESS CONSPIRACY THEORY TO NEARLY 63 MILLION CONSPIRACY THEORY TO NEARLY 63 MILLION TWITTER FOLLOWERS, A NEARLY 63 MILLION TWITTER FOLLOWERS, A SPURIOUS ACCUSATION TWITTER FOLLOWERS, A SPURIOUS ACCUSATION THAT THE CLINTONS ARE SPURIOUS ACCUSATION THAT THE CLINTONS ARE SOMEHOW LINKED TO THAT THE CLINTONS ARE SOMEHOW LINKED TO JEFFREY EPSTEIN’S SOMEHOW LINKED TO JEFFREY EPSTEIN’S DEATH. JEFFREY EPSTEIN’S DEATH. TODAY, DEMOCRATIC DEATH. TODAY, DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES SAID TODAY, DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES SAID ENOUGH. CANDIDATES SAID ENOUGH.>>THIS IS ANOTHER ENOUGH.>>THIS IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF OUR>>THIS IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF OUR PRESIDENT USING THIS EXAMPLE OF OUR PRESIDENT USING THIS POSITION OF PUBLIC PRESIDENT USING THIS POSITION OF PUBLIC TRUST TO ATTACK HIS POSITION OF PUBLIC TRUST TO ATTACK HIS POLITICAL ENEMIES WITH TRUST TO ATTACK HIS POLITICAL ENEMIES WITH UNFOUNDED CONSPIRACY POLITICAL ENEMIES WITH UNFOUNDED CONSPIRACY THEORIES. UNFOUNDED CONSPIRACY THEORIES.>>WHAT HE’S DOING IS THEORIES.>>WHAT HE’S DOING IS DANGEROUS.>>WHAT HE’S DOING IS DANGEROUS.>>Reporter: PRESIDENT DANGEROUS.>>Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP ONCE SOCIALIZED>>Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP ONCE SOCIALIZED WITH JEFFREY EPSTEIN TRUMP ONCE SOCIALIZED WITH JEFFREY EPSTEIN BUT SAID LAST MONTH WITH JEFFREY EPSTEIN BUT SAID LAST MONTH THEIR FRIENDSHIP ENDED BUT SAID LAST MONTH THEIR FRIENDSHIP ENDED YEARS AGO. THEIR FRIENDSHIP ENDED YEARS AGO.>>WELL, I DIDN’T GET YEARS AGO.>>WELL, I DIDN’T GET ALONG WITH HIM.>>WELL, I DIDN’T GET ALONG WITH HIM.>>Reporter: PRESIDENT ALONG WITH HIM.>>Reporter: PRESIDENT CLINTON HAD KNOWN>>Reporter: PRESIDENT CLINTON HAD KNOWN EPSTEIN, TOO, BUT A CLINTON HAD KNOWN EPSTEIN, TOO, BUT A SPOKESMAN SAID THEY EPSTEIN, TOO, BUT A SPOKESMAN SAID THEY HAD NOT SPOKEN IN MORE SPOKESMAN SAID THEY HAD NOT SPOKEN IN MORE THAN A DECADE. HAD NOT SPOKEN IN MORE THAN A DECADE. THE TRUMP CONSPIRACY THAN A DECADE. THE TRUMP CONSPIRACY RETWEET PROVOKED THIS THE TRUMP CONSPIRACY RETWEET PROVOKED THIS RESPONSE FROM A RETWEET PROVOKED THIS RESPONSE FROM A CLINTON AIDE. RESPONSE FROM A CLINTON AIDE. “RIDICULOUS AND OF CLINTON AIDE. “RIDICULOUS AND OF COURSE NOT TRUE, AND “RIDICULOUS AND OF COURSE NOT TRUE, AND DONALD TRUMP KNOWS COURSE NOT TRUE, AND DONALD TRUMP KNOWS IT.” DONALD TRUMP KNOWS IT.” TRUMP ADVISER IT.” TRUMP ADVISER KELLYANNE CONWAY TRUMP ADVISER KELLYANNE CONWAY TODAY. KELLYANNE CONWAY TODAY.>>WHY DID THE TODAY.>>WHY DID THE PRESIDENT RETWEET THAT>>WHY DID THE PRESIDENT RETWEET THAT CLINTON SUGGESTION? PRESIDENT RETWEET THAT CLINTON SUGGESTION?>>I THINK THE CLINTON SUGGESTION?>>I THINK THE PRESIDENT JUST WANTS>>I THINK THE PRESIDENT JUST WANTS EVERYTHING TO BE PRESIDENT JUST WANTS EVERYTHING TO BE INVESTIGATED. EVERYTHING TO BE INVESTIGATED.>>Reporter: DONALD INVESTIGATED.>>Reporter: DONALD TRUMP HAS A PATTERN OF>>Reporter: DONALD TRUMP HAS A PATTERN OF PROMOTING FALSE TRUMP HAS A PATTERN OF PROMOTING FALSE CLAIMS. PROMOTING FALSE CLAIMS. BIRTHERISM ABOUT CLAIMS. BIRTHERISM ABOUT BARACK OBAMA, LINKING BIRTHERISM ABOUT BARACK OBAMA, LINKING TED CRUZ’S FATHER TO BARACK OBAMA, LINKING TED CRUZ’S FATHER TO THE JFK ASSASSINATION, TED CRUZ’S FATHER TO THE JFK ASSASSINATION, NOTABLY EPSTEIN DEATH THE JFK ASSASSINATION, NOTABLY EPSTEIN DEATH CONSPIRACIES ARE NOTABLY EPSTEIN DEATH CONSPIRACIES ARE COVERED BY SOME CONSPIRACIES ARE COVERED BY SOME RUSSIAN-OWNED MEDIA, COVERED BY SOME RUSSIAN-OWNED MEDIA, AND ALL OVER THE WEB. RUSSIAN-OWNED MEDIA, AND ALL OVER THE WEB.>>JUST BECAUSE THE AND ALL OVER THE WEB.>>JUST BECAUSE THE ACCOUNTS INITIALLY>>JUST BECAUSE THE ACCOUNTS INITIALLY PUSHED THIS ARE ACCOUNTS INITIALLY PUSHED THIS ARE ECONOMIC DOMESTIC PUSHED THIS ARE ECONOMIC DOMESTIC ACCOUNTS DOESN’T ECONOMIC DOMESTIC ACCOUNTS DOESN’T NECESSARILY MEAN ACCOUNTS DOESN’T NECESSARILY MEAN RUSSIA OR OTHER NECESSARILY MEAN RUSSIA OR OTHER FOREIGN ACTORS AREN’T RUSSIA OR OTHER FOREIGN ACTORS AREN’T INVOLVED. FOREIGN ACTORS AREN’T INVOLVED.>>KELLY, WHAT IS THE INVOLVED.>>KELLY, WHAT IS THE WHITE HOUSE SAYING>>KELLY, WHAT IS THE WHITE HOUSE SAYING ABOUT THIS TONIGHT? WHITE HOUSE SAYING ABOUT THIS TONIGHT?>>Reporter: WELL, ABOUT THIS TONIGHT?>>Reporter: WELL, CURIOUSLY, LITTLE,>>Reporter: WELL, CURIOUSLY, LITTLE, JOSE, BEYOND CONWAY’S CURIOUSLY, LITTLE, JOSE, BEYOND CONWAY’S COMMENT. JOSE, BEYOND CONWAY’S COMMENT. WE TRIED REPEATEDLY TO COMMENT. WE TRIED REPEATEDLY TO GET THE WHITE HOUSE TO WE TRIED REPEATEDLY TO GET THE WHITE HOUSE TO TELL US WHAT WAS THE GET THE WHITE HOUSE TO TELL US WHAT WAS THE PRESIDENT’S INTENTION TELL US WHAT WAS THE PRESIDENT’S INTENTION HERE, AND WE’VE PRESIDENT’S INTENTION HERE, AND WE’VE RECEIVED NO RESPONSE HERE, AND WE’VE RECEIVED NO RESPONSE AND UNLIKE SOME OTHER RECEIVED NO RESPONSE AND UNLIKE SOME OTHER SUNDAY NIGHTS WHEN THE AND UNLIKE SOME OTHER SUNDAY NIGHTS WHEN THE PRESIDENT’S OUT OF SUNDAY NIGHTS WHEN THE PRESIDENT’S OUT OF TOWN, HE IS NOT GOING PRESIDENT’S OUT OF TOWN, HE IS NOT GOING BACK TO THE WHITE TOWN, HE IS NOT GOING BACK TO THE WHITE HOUSE. BACK TO THE WHITE HOUSE. THE TRUMP FAMILY IS HOUSE. THE TRUMP FAMILY IS REMAINING IN NEW THE TRUMP FAMILY IS REMAINING IN NEW JERSEY FOR THE NEXT REMAINING IN NEW JERSEY FOR THE NEXT WEEK FOR THEIR SUMMER JERSEY FOR THE NEXT WEEK FOR THEIR SUMMER BREAK AND THE

Hillary Clinton: Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis


[ theme music ] Where is he?
Wh-Where’s Zach? [ZACH] I was just
trying to scare her. I was just– Like in the…
Halloween spirit of it all. Not a good idea around
the Secret Service. – Are you okay?
– I’m fine. I’m fine.
Let’s start. Hi, welcome to another
edition of Between Two Ferns. I’m your– your host Zach Galifianakis,
and my guest today is Hillary… Clinton. Thank you very much
Mrs. Clinton for being here. Critics have questioned
some of your decision making recently, and by you doing this show
I hope it finally lays that to rest. Oh, I think it–
it absolutely proves their case.
Don’t you? Are you excited to be
the first girl President? Well, I mean being President
would be such an extraordinary honor, and responsibility,
but being the first women elected President and what that
would mean for our country, and particularly what
that would mean for, you know, not just little girls,
little boys too. – That’s pretty special.
– Mmhmm. Not to take away from the historic
significance of you perhaps becoming the first female President,
but for a younger, younger generation, you will also become their
first white President, and that’s pretty neat too. As Secretary, how many words
per minute could you type? And how does
President Obama like his coffee? Like himself? Weak? You know Zach, those are
really out of date questions. I… You need to
get out more. What happens if you
become pregnant? Are we going to be stuck
with Tim Kaine for 9 months? How does this work? I could send you some pamphlets
that might help you understand– First you supported Obama’s
Trans Pacific Partnership deal,
and then you were against it. I think that people deserve to know,
are you down with TPP? Uh… I’m not
down with TPP. No, you’re supposed to say,
“Yeah, you know me.” – Like the hip-hop group–
– Don’t tell me what to say. Fine, lose.
[softly] The country goes to shit. – Let’s talk about Trump, um–
– Oh, let’s. When you see how well it works for
Donald Trump, do you ever think to yourself, “Oh, maybe I should
be more racist?” When he’s elected President,
and Kid Rock becomes
Secretary of State, are you going to move to
Canada or one of the Arctics? I would stay in
the United States. – And what would you try to–
– I would try to prevent him destroying the
United States. So you’re going to
lead the Civil War? No. I wouldn’t–
I wouldn’t take up arms. I-I think that might
be a little extreme. Oh right, because you were saying
before we were rolling that you wanted to take away
everyone’s guns. Very cool.
Cool, cool, cool. I really regret
doing this. Any regrets over losing
the Scott Baio vote? Not a one. – So it wasn’t heartbreaking that–
– No. Yeah, but Chachi.
I mean who’s going to be next? Max Headroom? I’d love to meet the person
who makes your pants suits. Oh really. Yeah, because for Halloween,
I wanted to go as a librarian
from outer space. I think that would be
a good look on you. Have you thought about what you’re
going to be wearing at the debates? You know, there’s this thing called
the double standard, and so, I think about, well, what should the first woman nominee
of one of our two major parties wear to the debate,
and I have no idea, so if you’ve got suggestions
I’m open to them. Do you wonder what your
opponent might be wearing?
I mean– I-I assume he’ll wear, you know,
that red power tie. Or maybe like a
white power tie. That’s even more
appropriate. When you went to Donald Trump’s wedding,
did he write his own vows? And did Michelle Obama
write Melania’s? Um, I… really couldn’t see or hear very well.
So I’m not quite sure what his vows were, but I’m sure they were great
and huge and wonderful. Like his bowels. [ she chuckles ] Chelsea, your daughter, and Ivanka Trump,
Trump’s daughter, are friends– does Ivanka ever call Chelsea,
you know, to talk about boys that
might have crushers on her, like her dad? I don’t think so. What’s going to be the number
one focus of your Presidency? Oh Zach, it has to be the economy.
We need more good jobs
with rising incomes. We gotta make the economy
work for everybody, – not just those at the top–
– We need to take a… We need to take a break. We just need to have a
word from our sponsor. Okay. Washington is broken. The truth is too many politicians
are totally controlled by special
interests and lobbyist. We’re going to make
America great again. [DONALD in voiceover]
I’m Donald Trump,
and I approve this message. He approves the message. Wh-Why would you
play a commercial from my opponent in the
middle of our interview? He paid me in steaks. I would be afraid to
eat them if I were you. It’s a good cut of meat.
I think it’s part of the [bleep] hole. Well, this has been a lot
of fun Mrs. Clinton. We should stay in touch.
What’s the best way to reach you? Email? [voice from device]
You got mail! [ theme music ]

Tucker: What exactly is Joe Biden running on?


TUCKER CARLSON, COMING UP NEXT. GOOD NIGHT, EVERYBODY. ♪ ♪>>Tucker: GOOD EVENING, WELCOME TO “TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT.” IT WOULD BE FUNNY TO DO A PULSE ON TIME AND ASKED PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN WASHINGTON, D.C., HAVE YOU EVER MET JOE BIDEN PERSONALLY? QUESTION MIKE I BET A STRIKINGLY LARGE PERCENTAGE WOULD SAY YES. HE HAS BEEN IN WASHINGTON FOR IT FOREVER. HOW LONG? HERE SOME PERSPECTIVE. JOE BIDEN FIRST RAN FOR PRESIDENT MORE THAN 30 YEARS AGO. DIDN’T GO WELL, TO PUT IT MILDLY. AT THE TIME, BIDEN WAS CAUGHT STEALING DETAILS FROM ANOTHER MAN’S BIOGRAPHY, NEIL CONNECT. OF COURSE, HE DROPPED OUT IN A HUMILIATING SCANDAL. PEOPLE WHO KNEW HIM ALWAYS THOUGHT HE WOULD TRY AGAIN FOR THE PRESIDENCY AND OF COURSE, HE IS. THIS YEAR SEEMS A PRETTY STRANGE TIME TO DO IT. IT’S HARD TO IMAGINE A CANDIDATE MORE OUT OF STEP WITH THE MOMENT HE’S RUNNING. BIDEN IS OLD AND PALE AND HIS PARTY WORSHIPS YOUTH AND DIVERSITY. HE HAS SPENT DECADES REPRESENTING AS A MODERATE AT A TIME WHEN IS MARTY PARTY IS MOVING HARD TO THE LEFT. AS OF RIGHT NOW THOUGH, BIDEN IS STILL THE FRONT RUNNER FOR THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION BUT IS NOT A COMFORTABLE FIT. SO WHAT EXACTLY IS JOE BIDEN RUNNING ON? WELL YOU GUESSED, IDEAS, HAVE ANOTHER THEORY, YOU’VE MOSTLY HAD A FEW BEERS ALREADY. IF YOU THINK THAT, NO, BIDEN IS NOT RUNNING IT ON IDEAS, INSIGHT, HE IS RUNNING ON ELECTABILITY. THE NOTION THAT ONLY HE, ONLY JOE BIDEN, CAN BE DONALD TRUMP. WE WILL LET BIDEN’S NEW CAMPAIGN AT EXPLAIN. WATCH.>>WE KNOW IN OUR BONES OF THIS ELECTION IS DIFFERENT. THE STAKES ARE HIGHER. THE THREAT IS MORE SERIOUS. WE HAVE TO BE DONALD TRUMP AND ALL THE POLES AGREE, JOE BIDEN I ALL THE POLES AGREE, JOE BIDEN S ALL THE POLES AGREE, JOE BIDEN T ALL THE POLES AGREE, JOE BIDEN E ALL THE POLES AGREE, JOE BIDEN S ALL THE POLES AGREE, JOE BIDEN R ALL THE POLES AGREE, JOE BIDEN N ALL THE POLES AGREE, JOE BIDEN E ALL THE POLES AGREE, JOE BIDEN T DEMOCRAT TO DO THE JOB. TO RESTORE THE SOUL OF THE NATION BATTERED BY AN EROTIC VICIOUS, BULLYING PRESIDENT BIRDS DOG STRONG, STEADY, STABLE RELATED LEADERSHIP.>>GOT THAT? STRONG, STEADY, STABLE. NOW IT’S DODDERING, FLAKY, WEIRD. NO. STRONG, STEADY, STABLE. THAT’S JOE BIDEN SELF-DESCRIPTION. HE IS MOST EXPERIENCED CANDIDATE IN THE RACE. IN FACT, HE’S THE ONLY VICE PRESIDENT IN AMERICAN HISTORY WHO SERVED MORE THAN TWO FULL TERMS IN OFFICE BEER THAT’S HOW HE MET THE SURVIVORS OF THE PARK WHEN SHOOTING AT THE WHITE HOUSE JUST LAST YEAR. LAST YEAR. THE REST OF US ASSUMED ADVICE MIKE PRINCE WAS THE VICE PRESIDENT BUT NO. WATCH.>>I WATCH WHAT HAPPENED WHEN THOSE KIDS IN PARKLAND WENT UP TO SEE ME AND SOME OF YOU COVERED IT.>>Tucker: A GO. PRETTY IMPRESSIVE. YOU THOUGHT THAT PENANCE WAS THE VP? NOW. BIDEN WAS STILL THE VICE PRESIDENT AND NONE OF US KNOW OF IT. IT TURNS OUT THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS YOU DO KNOW ABOUT HIM. FOR EXAMPLE, BIDEN’S CONVENTIONAL BUT BIOGRAPHY, THE WHEN HE CAN FIND ON WIKIPEDIA CLAIMS HE WENT FROM A PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGE AND THENW HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGE AND THENI HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGE AND THENE HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGE AND THENS HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGE AND THENT HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGE AND THENO HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGE AND THENL HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGE AND THENW HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGE AND THENS HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGE AND THENH HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGE AND THENO HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGE AND THEN. HE GRADUATED-76 IN THE CLASS OF 85 STUDENTS BID THAT THE BIDEN WE THOUGHT WE KNEW. WHAT WE DIDN’T KNOW IS THAT WHILE BECOMING AN ATTORNEY, BIDEN WAS ALSO WORKING DEEP UNDERGROUND. LITERALLY UNDERGROUND AS A COAL MINER. STREAKED FACE AND HEAD LAMP INCLUDE A PAIR THAT’S WHAT HE’S CAUGHT SOMETIMES ALL THESE YEARS LATER, MINING JUST TAKES IT OUT OF THE MAN.>>IT YOU MAY BE AGAINST ME BUT I AM A HARD COALMINER. ANTHRACITE SCHOOL, CURRENT SCRANTON, PENNSYLVANIA, PAIR THAT’S WHERE I WAS BORN AND RAISED. AND IT’S NICE TO BE BACK IN COAL COUNTRY.>>Tucker: YOU HAVE. A COAL MINER. IT’S TRUE. YOU SHOULD ALSO KNOW THAT BIDEN WAS ALSO AT VARIOUS TIMES OF FIREMEN, HARD-BOILED HOMICIDE DETECTOR, A GOLD MINER IN THE UCONN, AND A WISE OLD INDIAN CHIEF WHO SLAYED MANY OF THEIR IN HIS DAY. NOT YOUR AVERAGE POLITICIAN, FOR SURE. NEEDLESS TO SAY, BIDEN WAS ALSO A WAR HERO. OF COURSE HE WAS. DON IN HIS GENERATIONS WAR. NO. AS THE OLDEST OLDEST AMERICAN SOLDIER/U.S. SENATOR SERVING INI SOLDIER/U.S. SENATOR SERVING INA SOLDIER/U.S. SENATOR SERVING IN, BRAVING LIMITLESS ENEMY FIRED TO BRING DEMOCRACY TO THAT NATION APPEARED WATCH.>>NUMBER ONE, YOU TAKE ALL THE TROOPS OUT, YOU BETTER HAVE HELICOPTERS READY TO TAKE THOSE 3,000 CIVILIANS INSIDE THE GREEN ZONE WHERE I HAVE BEEN SEVEN TIMES AND SHOT AT.>>Tucker: YEAH, HE’S BEEN SHOT OUT. OTHERS WE SHOULD TELL YOU REMEMBER THAT MOMENT DIFFERENTLY PAIR THEY CLAIM BIDEN WAS SIMPLY STAYING AT A HOTEL IN IRAQ WHEN A MORE EXPLODED HUNDRED YARDS AWAY. IT DIDN’T EVEN DELAY THE BREAKFAST BUFFET BUT WHATEVER APPEARED TO BIDEN, IT WAS ANOTHER DEATH-DEFYING MOMENT IN A LONG LIFE AT THE WORLD’S MOST INTERESTING MONITOR. LISTEN TO THE TIME HE NEARLY GOT KILLED BY THE TRAVEL BAN.>>IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHERE AL QAEDA LIVES, YOU WANT TO KNOW WHERE BIN LADEN IS, COME BACK TO AFGHANISTAN WITH ME. COME BACK TO THE AREA WHERE MY HELICOPTER WAS FORCED DOWN AND THE THREE-STAR GENERAL AND THREE UNITED STATES SENATORS HAD 10,000 FEET IN THE MIDDLE OF THOSE MOUNTAINS. I CAN TELL YOU WHERE THEY ARE.>>Tucker: I ONCE AGAIN, WE MUST TRY TO, THERE WAS SOME DISPUTE ABOUT WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED OTHER POSSIBLY MORE FACTUALLY REALLY ARE A RELIABLE CLAIM THAT BIDEN’S HELICOPTER LANDED BECAUSE OF A SNOWSTORM, NOT BECAUSE USAMA BIN LADEN WAS PERSONALLY TRYING TO MURDER BIDEN. BUT DON’T TELL SENATOR BIDEN THAT. NOR SHOULD YOU TELL HIM THAT NOBODY CAN REMEMBER SEEING HIM AT ALL THOSE CIVIL RIGHTS FITTINGS AND DEMONSTRATIONS HE CLAIMED TO HAVE LEAD IN THE 1960s. HE AND MARTIN LUTHER KING, LEADERS OF THE MOVEMENT, THAT WAS HIS STORY COULD HE’S GOT A MILLION STORIES LIKE THAT AND HE’S THE HERO OF EVERY SKILL ONE OF THEM. TAKE A SEAT AND HE WILL TELL YO YOU. AS YOU LISTEN, THIS MAN, THIS

Ted Cruz rips Democratic debate: ‘The clown car is broken’


SAD KICKOFF RALLY IS ANY INDICATION, VOTERS ARE NOT EXCITED. I DON’T SEE EXCITEMENT FOR ANY OF THESE CANDIDATES. JOINING IS NOW, SENATOR TED CRUZ FROM THE GREAT STATE OF TEXAS. SENATOR, HOW ARE YOU?>>BE WITH YOU.>>Sean: I WATCH AND I WATCH CLOSELY AND I PLAY VERY CLOSE ATTENTION, IT’S NOT EVERY SECOND, MINUTE, HOUR OF EVERY DAY HATING DONALD TRUMP, THEN IS THE NEW GREENDALE, THEN IT’S SOCIALISM AT A LEVEL WE HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE WITH A PROTECTABLE RESULT, CORRECT?>>THE DEBATE LAST NIGHT –>>Sean: TAKE A SIP OF WATER. IT HAPPENS, DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT, SENATOR. IT’S OKAY. BUT THE DEMOCRATS SEEM TO HAVE A FEW AGENDA ITEMS, EATING DRUM, NEW GREENDALE.>>THE DEBATE LAST NIGHT, THE CLOWN CAR HAS BROKEN. THERE IS NO BREAK AND IT ONLY STEERS. IT WAS SCARY LAST NIGHT. IT WAS SCARY TO SEE THE DEMOCRATS FALLING ALL OVER EACH OTHER TO GET FURTHER AND FURTHER AND FURTHER LEFT. THE DEMOCRATS, YOU JUST WENT THROUGH THEIR MONOLOG POWERFULLY. YOU SAW THEM EMBRACE LATE-TERM ABORTIONS, HE SAW THEM EMBRACE 70% TAX RATE, SOCIALISM, THEY WANT TO TAKE AWAY EVERYONE’S HEALTH INSURANCE. AND YOU SAW THEM EMBRACE OPEN BORDERS. ONE OF THE MOST DISTURBING EXCHANGES WAS WHEN THE SOME OF THOSE CANDIDATES BEGAN SAYING THEY WANTED TO ELIMINATE THE PROVISION AND LAW THAT MAKES IT ILLEGAL TO CROSS THE BORDER. MAKES IT A CRIME TO CROSS THE BORDER ILLEGALLY. AS YOU KNOW, LAST MONTH, WE APPREHENDED 144,000 PEOPLE IN THE MONTH OF MAY CROSSING ILLEGALLY. THE DEMOCRATIC SOLUTION IS LET’S NOT MAKE IT A CRIME. THERE YOU GO, THE PROBLEM GOES AWAY. THAT IS OPEN BORDERS, IT IS A RESPONSIBLE, AND IT IS SADLY WHERE THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS TODAY.>>Sean: HOW DID WE GO FROM SUPPORTING OBAMA’S POSITION TO ITS IMMORAL, THE GUY YOU KNEW, ROBERT FRANCIS, BOZO, BETO, WHATEVER IT IS, HE IS SAYING TEAR DOWN THE WALLS, BUT 90% OF AMERICA’S HEROIN COMES ACROSS THE BORDER, WE ARE LOSING 300 PEOPLE A WEEK IN THE OPIOID CRISIS, THEN SENTINEL, ADD THAT TO THE MIX. I’VE INTERVIEWED THESE BORDER AGENTS WHO HAVE SPENT OVER A DECADE TALKING ABOUT CHILDREN, YOUNG GIRLS BEING TRAFFIC FOR PROSTITUTION.>>WE HAVE BOTH BEEN BACK TO THE BORDER TO REALLY TRY TO HIGHLIGHT THE CRISIS WE ARE HAVING THERE. WE SAW SOME POSITIVE DEVELOPMENT TODAY CONGRESS FINALLY PASSED WHAT THE PRESIDENT ASKED FOR, THAT INCLUDES OVER A BILLION DOLLARS FOR BORDER CONTROL, A TRILLION DOLLARS FOR I.C.E. THAT IS GOOD BUT HERE IS THE BAD NEWS, THE DEMOCRATS IN CONGRESS REFUSED TO CLOSE THE LOOPHOLES CAUSING THIS CRISIS. THEY REFUSED TO DO ANYTHING TO FIX THE CRISIS AND I WILL TELL YOU ONE OF THE MOST DISTURBING REPORTS I AM GETTING, I AM GETTING MORE AND MORE REPORTS FO GETTING MORE AND MORE REPORTS FM GETTING MORE AND MORE REPORTS FL GETTING MORE AND MORE REPORTS FW GETTING MORE AND MORE REPORTS FE GETTING MORE AND MORE REPORTS FF GETTING MORE AND MORE REPORTS FR GETTING MORE AND MORE REPORTS FE GETTING MORE AND MORE REPORTS FT GETTING MORE AND MORE REPORTS FO GETTING MORE AND MORE REPORTS FF CARTELS AND TRAFFICKERS RENTING CHILDREN. BECAUSE IDIOTIC POLICY THAT THE DEMOCRATS HAVE PUT IN PLACE IS THAT IF SOMEONE SHOWS UP WITH A CHILD, THAT THEY ARE ALLOWED TO STAY AND GO FREE, AND AS A RESULT, YOU ARE SEEING LITTLE CHILDREN WHO ARE SUDDENLY FINDING MORE AND MORE INSTANCES OF CHILDREN WITH ADULTS WHO ARE NOW THEIR FAMILY, THAT ARE STRANGERS TO THEM, BUT THE CHILD IS ESSENTIALLY THERE GET OUT OF JAIL FREE CARD. THAT IS CRUEL TO INCENTIVIZE KIDS BEING ABUSED LIKE THAT AND THE DEMOCRATS ON THAT STAGE, THE DEMOCRATS ON THE STAGE RIGHT NOW, NOT A SINGLE ONE OF THEM IS WILLING TO DO ANYTHING TO FIX I IT.>>Sean: OPEN BORDERS AND AMNESTY IS A BIG PART OF THEIR AGENDA, I DON’T EVEN THINK THERE ARE ANY RESTRICTIONS ON ABORTIONS. THEY MAKE IT INTO WHAT HAPPENED IN VIRGINIA AND ALL THESE OTHER STATES WHERE WE TALK ABOUT DURING THE FOURTH — IT’S NOT ABORTION, IT’S INFANTICIDE. POST BIRTH INFANTICIDE. THEN WE’VE GOT A 70% TOP MARGINAL TAX RATE FOR INDIVIDUALS. 90% FOR CORPORATIONS. HOW MANY PEOPLE’S TAXES IN TERMS OF GETTING POPULATION, IT WASN’T A CLOSE TO 400,000 IN THE LAST YEAR OR TWO?>>WE GET OVER 1,000 PEOPLE A DAY MOVE INTO THE STATE OF TEXAS. WHY QUESTION RIGHT BECAUSE THAT’S WHERE THE JOBS ARE. THEY ARE FLEEING STATES LIKE CALIFORNIA AND NEW YORK.>>Sean: WAIT A MINUTE, MIKE HUCKABEE SAT ON THE SHOW THE OTHER DAY, IF YOU ARE TAKING A U-HAUL FROM CALIFORNIA TO TEXAS IT’S ABOUT $1600. I HAVE NOT HEARD THIS. BUT IF YOU ARE RETURNING, YOU’RE BASICALLY DOING U-HAUL A FAVOR, IT’S $400 BUT IT IS PROBABLY NEGOTIABLE. THEY MIGHT GIVE IT TO YOU FOR $100. A SPIGOT THAT IS EXACTLY RIGHT, FOR A LONG TIME , THE PRICE DIFFERENTIAL, GOING TO CALIFORNIA VERSUS GOING TO TEXAS IS ABOUT 300% PRICE DIFFERENTIAL IN U-HAUL, THAT IS BEEN TRUE FOR YEARS BECAUSE EVERYONE IS FLEEING THE SINKING SHIP, AS YOU HAVE THE CRAZY LEFT JACKING UP TAXES, JACKING UP REGULATIONS. AND WELCOMING PEOPLE COMING ILLEGALLY. AND THE JOB PRODUCERS, THE SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS ARE FLEEING THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AND IN TEXAS — I’LL TELL YOU SOMETHING INTERESTING, THE STORY CAME AT A COUPLE MONTHS AGO. YOU KNOW WHAT THE NUMBER ONE CITY IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FOR MILLENNIALS MOVING INTO HIS? MY HOMETOWN OF HOUSTON. THEY ARE MOVING TO THE MOST DIVERSITY IN AMERICA, WHY? BECAUSE OF THE JOBS. THERE ARE JOBS IN THE WAGES ARE GOING UP AND YOU HAVE OPPORTUNITY BECAUSE THE GOVERNMENT DOESN’T PUT THEIR BOOT ON THE BACK OF THE NECKS OF SMALL BUSINESSES.>>Sean: IT’S INTERESTING, BILL MAHER, I DON’T LIKE HIM BUT HE SOMETIMES MAKES SOME VERY HONEST STATEMENTS. HE SAID NOT A GOOD START BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T ANSWER THE FIRST QUESTION. 70% OF AMERICANS — WE NOW HAVE THE BEST EMPLOYMENT SITUATION IN AMERICA SINCE 1969. PRINCIPAL, BY THE WAY, THAT YOU HAVE SUPPORTED YOUR ENTIRE CAREER, CUTTING TAXES, WE ARE NOW ENERGY DEPENDENT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 75 YEARS. AT THE NEW GREENDALE SAYS NO OIL, NO GAS IN TEN YEARS. BY THE WAY, MANY OF THEM ARE BUYING INTO THIS INSANITY, THE NEW GREENDALE. WHAT WAS THAT DUE TO ESTATE LIGHT TEXAS, WHAT WITH THAT DUE TO THE ECONOMY IN GENERAL IF YOU HAD A 70% AND 90% TAX RATE?>>IT WOULD DESTROY OPPORTUNITY ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY. THAT WAY FROM BELMAR, I RETWEETED TODAY BILL MAHER BECAUSE HIS TWEET WAS EXACTLY RIGHT, HE SAID THE FIRST QUESTION IN THE DEBATE –>>Sean: TED CRUZ RETREATING BELMAR, I LIKE THAT. SPEAK UP BUT HE RIGHTLY POINTED OUT, HE SAID 70% OF AMERICANS SAY THE ECONOMY IS DOING WELL. WHY DO YOU GUYS THINK WE SHOULD CHANGE IT? AND NOT ONE OF THE DEMOCRATS HAD AN ANSWER. WE’VE GOT — YOU AND YOUR VIEWERS KNOW THIS, WE HAVE GOT THE LOWEST UNEMPLOYMENT AND 50 YEARS, LOWEST AFRICAN-AMERICAN UNEMPLOYMENT EVER RECORDED, LOWEST HISPANIC UNEMPLOYMENT EVER RECORDED. WHAT THEY ARE PROPOSING, THE GREEN NEW DEAL WOULD COST WILL COST $93 MILLION. IT’S HARD TO UNDERSTAND 1 MILLION, A TRILLION, A BILLION, BUT LET ME PUT THAT IN PERSPECTIVE. $93 TRILLION IS MORE MONEY THAN THE ENTERAL GOVERNMENT HAS SPENT IN THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA GOING BACK TO GEORGE WASHINGTON. IT WOULD MEAN ABOUT $65,000 PER FAMILY IN AMERICA PER YEAR. THAT IS WHERE THE DEMOCRATS ARE. THEY ARE JUST — DONALD TRUMP HASN’T BROKEN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, THEY HATE HIM SO MUCH THEY ARE EMBRACING POLICIES THAT WOULD DESTROY POLICY AND OPEN UP OUR BORDERS. IT’S WRONG.>>Sean: OBAMA BIDEN EIGHT YEARS, 30 MILLION NEW AMERICANS ON FOOD STAMPS, A MILLION IN POVERTY. NOW 6 MILLION OFF OF FOOD STAMPS

3 ways America is doing politics all wrong


So I am an eternal optimist about how and
why we should continue to innovate every aspect of our lives. And that’s science and technology imbuing
more efficiencies in how we run businesses, but also how we deliver healthcare and education. So as far as I’m concerned I’ve adopted
this same lens as we think about the political process. So just to give you some flavor for some of
the proposals, on the politician side I consider the argument that we should perhaps increase
the pay of politicians and actually force them to justify their compensation. Singapore is a great example of this model. In Singapore the head of state, the prime
minister earns over $1.4 million a year in compensation. But, to me, what’s even more interesting
is that the ministers who are responsible for education and healthcare and infrastructure,
et cetera, earn 30 to 40 percent bonuses based on certain metrics and outcomes—So how GDP
performs, whether life expectancy increases, whether inflation declines. I think that that is a very interesting model
for us to explore because I think it could impose discipline. By the way a discipline around reward for
performance which we already see, and it applies to many of us as we work in the private sector. So certainly worth of a consideration. I think that could actually force politicians
to think a little bit more long term. Another proposal on the politician side is
to basically think about minimum standards for politicians. And this is an idea that really, for me, stuck
out as I thought about how the British Parliament looked back in the 1950s and 60s. In that period the average age was higher,
on average about 60 years old. But also the skill set was incredibly varied. They had teachers, lawyers, doctors, farmers. And so people had had other careers and had
a better understanding of how the economy works because they came to become parliamentarians
having experienced different sectors of the economy. Today, some of the citations that I reference
in the book, the average age is closer to 40 years old and many politicians actually
have no experience except having been professional politicians. And I think that can be quite a disservice
in terms of not really understanding the complexity of how an economy works. A third – I’ll just very quickly give
you one more example of what we might consider in terms of politicians is we might think
about extending the terms of political office. This is essentially to get away from this
idea of having elections every two years as we do in the United States. Mexico is an example of a country where the
president is in office only once for six years. And so I think you get away from this desire
of politicians to constantly court or tempt and try to seduce voters with policies that
may be short term appealing but over the long term incredibly damaging for the economy (and
ultimately for generations to come). Brazil, the senators have eight- to nine-year
terms. Again it’s really picking on this theme
of extending the thinking to better match the economic challenges and economic headwinds
that the global economy faces.

Understanding the Primaries: Delegates, Democracy, and America’s Nonstop Political Party


Good morning, Hank. It’s Tuesday. and I have strep throat which I rate 0/10 not recommended. so your video about the political situation in Brazil made me think about the political situation here in the United States specifically the tortuously long, Kafka-esque process through which the two major political parties in the United States determine their nominees for President. delving deeply into the whole sorted affair would take like a month so today we’re just going to look at one state: Missouri last week the people of Missouri voted in their presidential primaries and on the Republican side, Donald Trump beat Ted Cruz statewide by about .19 percent And on the democratic side, Hilary Clinton beat Bernie Sanders by a similar margin But what actually matters for becoming your party’s nominee is not how many votes
you get but how many delegates are pledged to you because the nominees are
not actually chosen by voters. They are chosen by delegates at the party’s national
conventions in July. The Republicans are meeting in Cleveland the Democrats in
Philadelphia. On the Republican side there will be 2473 of these delegates voting at the
convention and on the Democratic side there will be 4765-ish. It depends a little bit on if anybody dies. Right, so despite
only winning the statewide primary by point two percent Hilary Clinton
emerged from Missouri with 47 delegates to Bernie Sanders’ 35. In fact, she would have won more delegates
than Sanders even if she lost by .2 percent because the Missouri Democratic
Party has named 13 so-called super delegates who can support whomever they
want at the convention and most of them have endorsed Clinton. Missouri’s
super-delegates include the state’s governor Jay Nixon, Senator Claire
McCaskill, and like other prominent members of the state’s Democratic Party. Then there are the 71 delegates who actually represent Missouri’s Democratic
primary voters. By state party rule, their votes are split proportionately according to
the results, so if Clinton had gotten a hundred percent of the vote, she would have
gotten all 71 delegates, but she just barely beat Sanders, so instead she got
36 delegates to his 35. This year in Missouri there were about 8,800 democratic votes for each of these
71 pledged delegates. Which means that at the party’s convention in Philadelphia Governor Jay
Nixon will have, you know, around 8800 times more power than the
average Democratic voter in Missouri, and not to belabor the obvious or anything,
that’s not a power distribution generally associated with the word
democracy. But wait, there’s more! Over on the Republican side Donald Trump beat Ted Cruz very narrowly statewide, but emerged with 37 delegates to Cruz’s 15.
And John Kasich, who got ten percent of the vote, won no delegates at all. But it
wasn’t all bad news for Kasich, because on the same day in Ohio, he got 47
percent of the Republican vote but all of the state’s 66 delegates.That’s because the
rules of the Republican state party in Ohio dictate that whoever gets the most
votes gets all the delegates, whereas the rules created by the State party in
Missouri dictate that if no one gets 50 percent, the winner gets twelve delegates, and then
five delegates go to the winner of each of Missouri’s eight congressional
districts. Trump won the state and five of the congressional districts ergo 37
delegates. Alright, this is going to get a little complicated: bit of context for
non-Americans: there are 435 congressional districts in the United States. Each of
these districts elects a congressperson every two years who goes to Washington and
fails to pass a budget. Presumably they also do other things but the main thing is to
make sure that we don’t accidentally pass a budget. Each state gets a certain
number of congressional districts based on their population, and after the 2010
census it was determined that a smaller percentage of Americans lived in
Missouri so they lost a congressional district. While fast growing states like Arizona
and Florida gain districts but this losing a district offered the state of
Missouri an opportunity to redraw its congressional boundaries. Back in 2010 there
were six congressional districts represented by Republicans and 3
represented by Democrats. If one of those had to go, the Republicans obviously
wanted it to be a majority Democratic district which is what happened because
1- they control the state legislature and 2 – one of the democratic congress people
helped them because in that process his district became even more democratic. You know, now he’s less likely to lose his job. Today congressional districts in
Missouri are drawn mostly in a way that makes the elections within them extremely
lopsided. Like in 2014 the first congressional district of Missouri voted
73 percent to 21 percent for the Democrat. The third district meanwhile
voted 68 percent to 27 percent for the Republican, et cetera. But per Republican state party rules, no matter which
district you win you get the same five delegates. Like in Missouri’s 1st congressional district
about 34,000 republican votes were cast in the 7th district it was closer to
150,000. So just by virtue of living in the first district instead of the seventh, your
Republican primary vote is five times more powerful. In short Hank, all of this is
extremely complicated and none of it is particularly democratic, at least not in
a straightforward way we usually imagine democracy. Political
parties are weird institutions in the United States, like, they’re simultaneously
public organizations and private clubs. They make their own rules, the rules are
constantly changing, but in many cases the rules are regulated by the states.
And political parties are powerful, but only insofar as their supporters allow
them to have power. Also they don’t really have card-carrying members, but almost
every national elected figure belongs to one of them. Now some of this is a legacy from
a time when the United States was openly suspicious of what we now call voting
rights. I mean, for most of American history, most adults couldn’t vote and
political parties served partly as a check against revolution or radical
change. In fact, the nominating process has become much more democratic over time. Like as
recently as 1968 only 34 percent of Republican delegates were chosen by
primaries, and only 38 percent of Democratic delegates. And for the last 10 election cycles,
in both parties, the person with the most overall primary and caucus support has
also been the eventual nominee. But that may not be the case this year, and it
remains to be seen who will actually wield the power when the party and the
people disagree. Hank, I’ll see you on Friday.

America | Bernie Sanders


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