CNN’s Anderson Cooper Rattles Off a Terrifying Litany Of Trump’s Economy Policy Failures

CNN’s Anderson Cooper Rattles Off a Terrifying Litany Of Trump’s Economy Policy Failures


>>>GOOD EVENING. THE END OF ANOTHER DIFFICULT AND TURBULENT WEEK WITH WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP IS DOING TO CALM THE WATERS, HEAL THE DIVISIONS AND GIVING PEOPLE A REASON TO BELIEVE THINGS WILL BE BETTER IF WE CAN PULL TOGETHER. I’M KIDDING. TODAY ONE OF THE TWO CONGRESSWOMEN HE PERSUADED THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT TO KEEP OUT OF THE COUNTRY AS PART OF THE VENDETTA AGAINST HIM TURNED DOWN AN OFFER TO VISIT HER GRANDMOTHER ON THE WEST BANK THE CONGRESSWOMAN TALIB SAID NO TO CONDITIONS THAT WOULD HAVE BARRED HER FROM AIRING VIEWS ABOUT BOYCOTTING ISRAEL. SHE AND OMAR ARE AS YOU KNOW TWO OF THE FOUR CONGRESSWOMAN OF COLOR WHOM THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN ATTACKING REPEATEDLY. THERE ARE ALSO WHATEVER YOU MAY THINK OF POLITICS OR POLITICAL TALENTS LEGISLATIVE BACKED VENTURES THAT OCCUPY THE NATION’S MIND SPACE, THE NATIONAL MIND SPACE THEY DO BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT TARGETED THEM. BUT THIS IS WHAT THE PRESIDENT WANTS. HE WANTS THE DIVERSE, THE DIVERSION FROM THE REAL CONCERNS OVER THE ECONOMY AND RASH OF GUN VIOLENCE WE’VE SEEN OVER THE PAST FEW WEEKS AND WANTS DIVISION. HE WANTS TO CAST CONGRESSWOMAN TALIB AND OMAR AS FOILS OF US AGAINST THEM NEVER MIND THE CONSEQUENCES THEY WARN SUCH AS FRACTURING THE TRADITION OF SUPPORT FOR ISRAEL AND INSTEAD, PROMOTING THE NOTION THAT ISRAEL SHOULD ROOT FOR ONE SIDE OR ANOTHER IN THE U.S. ELECTIONS. CONSEQUENCES SUCH AS SETTING A PRESIDENT FOR USING A FOREIGN POWER ALBEIT AN ALLY TO PUNISH ADVERSARIES AT HOME. SOMETHING NO PRESIDENT HAS DONE UNTIL NOW. BRINGING A FOREIGN POWER, GETTING A FOREIGN POWER TO PUN NUSH YOUR POLITICAL ADVERSARY IN THE UNITED STATES. THAT’S UNPRECEDENTED. UNTIL NOW THE ONES THAT MANAGED TO STEER AWAY FROM DIVISION TOWARDS CONSENSUS WHATEVER POSSIBLE. THERE ARE EXCEPTIONS, RICHARD NIXON SILENT MAJORITY SPEECH BUT BY IN LARGE, PRESIDENTS CHOOSE CONSENSUS WHEN THEY CAN BECAUSE THAT’S WHERE THE VOTES ARE BUT ALSO BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT LEADERS DO, WHAT THEY ALWAYS HAVE TRIED TO DO. THIS ON THE OTHER HAND IS NOT. >>THEY SAID HORRIBLE THINGS ABOUT ISRAEL AND ISRAELIS. I THINK WOULD BE A TERRIBLE THING FRANKLY FOR ISRAEL TO LET THESE TWO PEOPLE WHO SPEAK SO BADLY ABOUT ISRAEL COME IN AND THEY HAVE BECOME AMAZINGLY THE FACE OF THE DEMOCRATS, THE DEMOCRATS DON’T WANT TO DO ANYTHING TO CONDEMN THEM. >>WELL, ACTUALLY MANY DEMOCRATS HAVE CONDEMNED THEIR WORDS AS THEY DEFEND THEIR RIGHT AS LEGISLATORS TO DO THEIR JOB AND HARD TO SEE HOW ACKNOWLEDGING WOULD HURT. LEADERS NOT TRYING TO RULE BY DIVISION ARE HONEST ABOUT THEIR ADVERSARIES BECAUSE IN THE LONG RUN IT BUILDS TRUST AND CREDIBILITY WHICH ARE GOOD THINGS TO HAVE. AS IT’S GOOD WHEN THE CONECONOM FALTERS AND EXPLAIN WHY THEY SHOULD CONTINUE OR BE ALTERED. THEY DON’T TRY TO USE ANXIETY SO MANY PEOPLE MAY BE FEELING TO BULLY THEM INTO SUBMISSION. >>BUT YOU HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO VOTE FOR ME BECAUSE YOUR 401 Ks DOWN THE TUBES, EVERYTHING WILL BE DOWN THE TUBES. SO WHETHER YOU LOVE ME OR HATE ME, YOU GOT TO VOTE FOR ME. >>WOW. THAT’S AN INSPIRING MESSAGE BUT IT’S NOT ANYTHING NEW. REMEMBER THE WHOLE ONLY I CAN DO IT, ONLY I CAN SAVE YOU DURING THE CAMPAIGN. NOR DO LEADERS TWEET AND I’M QUOTING NOW THE FAKE NEWS MEDIA IS DOING EVERYTHING I CAN TO CRASH THE ECONOMY BECAUSE THEY THINK THAT WILL BE BAD FOR ME AND MY REELECTION. WE’LL KEEP IT ON THE SCREEN TO TAKE IT IN FOR A MOMENT. THAT’S BASICALLY — THERE IT IS BACK AGAIN. THAT’S A THREE-FOR. DIVISION, PROJECTION IN ONE TWEET. IT’S REMARKABLE. THE POINT IS IF IT FIRES UP THE BASE FOR THIS PRESIDENT OR MERELY COMFORTS HIS EGO IF IT DIVIDES THE COUNTRY OR LOSES AND VOTES, IT’S OKAY. BETTER THAN THAT IT’S GOOD AND ALONG THOSE LINES, HE JUST RETURNED TO ATTACKING CONGRESSWOMAN TALIB ON TWITTER. TONIGHT, WE’RE NOT GOING TO READ THE TWEET. WE MENTIONED IT TO POINT OUT HE’S EXACTLY PROVING OUR POINT. JOINING US NOW IS MAGGIE HABERMAN AND CNN POLITICAL ANALYST WHO HAS GREAT REPORTING ON HOW THE PRESIDENT IS HANDLING WHAT COULD BE SOFTENING OF THE ECONOMY. THE FIGHT HE HAS NOW OR ISSUE OF ISRAEL AND THESE CONGRESSWOMAN, IT’S KIND OF EVERYTHING THE PRESIDENT WANTS. IT DISTRACTS AND DIVIDES. >>WHAT IT IS BASICAL ALLY AN A ON HIM BASICALLY AND HE HAS A PARTNER IN THAT IN THE FORM OF NETANYAHU AND ISRAEL. THIS IS, AS YOU SAID, UNPRECEDENTED BUT YOU MADE THE POINT THAT NORMALLY PEOPLE GO FOR CONSENSUS BECAUSE THAT’S WHERE THE VOTES ARE. DONALD TRUMP MADE THE DECISION THAT THAT’S NOT WHERE THE VOTES ARE, IT’S NOT AS IF HE DOESN’T KNOW WHAT HE’S DOING. IT’S NOT AS IF HE’S NOT AWARE OF WHAT HIS LANGUAGE DOES. HE’S MADE THE DECISION THAT DOING THESE ACTS AND TRYING TO TARGET THESE FOUR CONGRESS WOMEN AND MAKE THEM THE FACE OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, THEY ARE NOT THE FACE OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND TO BE CLEAR, HE WILL HAVE A NOMINEE AT SOME POINT WHO IS FACING OFF BUT IN THE MEANTIME TO TRY TO ELEVATE THEM HE IS DECIDED THAT THIS IS IN HIS INTEREST AND THAT THERE IS MORE GAIN THAN DAMAGE TO HIM. >>YEAH, LAST NIGHT HE WAS TALKING ABOUT THERE ARE SOCIALIST AND COMMUNIST. THE WHOLE COMMUNIST THING IS AMAZING. IT’S A VERY 1950s, YOU KNOW, ROY CONE THING TO SAY. >>AND MEANT TO — ROY WAS HIS MENTOR. >>OF COURSE, SURE. >>ONE OF THE PEOPLE HE LEARNED POLITICS FROM. >>AND HELPED HIM GET INTO STUDIO 54. >>THAT’S TRUE. I FORGOT THAT IMPORTANT BIT. THANK YOU. >>IN THE LEAGUE WITH THOSE FOLKS. >>NO, NO, IT’S GOOD. LOOK, HE IS DECIDED AS I SAID THERE IS NO COST. IT’S BASICALLY COST FREE FOR HIM TO DO THIS AND AS WE KNOW, LOOK, STOKING ANTI MUSLIM SENTIMENT HAS BEEN A HALLMARK OF HIS CAMPAIGN FROM 2016. HE ACTUALLY CONTINUED IT WITH THE TRAVEL BAN. HE DID IT LESS SO IN HIS RHETORIC. HE SAID TO YOU IN THE INTERVIEWS HE GAVE FROM 2016, I THINK ISLAM HATES US. THAT CONTINUED TO BE SOMETHING CANDIDATE WHERE HE SEES US FOCUSSING ON CONGRESSWOMAN OMAR AND HAVE A PURPOSE IN THAT RESPECT. THEY ARE TRYING TO TURN THIS, THE WHITE HOUSE INTO SOME KIND OF A BINARY AS A WEDGE ISSUE. WE HAVE SEEN THAT BEFORE IN POLITICS BUT NOT THIS FRONT IN CENTER AND NOT DONE THIS WAY. >>WHAT IS INTERESTING WITH THE THING WITH ISRAEL IS AGAIN, IT IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES GETTING A FOREIGN ALLY WHO, YOU KNOW, A DEMOCRATIC AND REPUBLICAN ADMINISTRATION HAVE CONTINUED THE POLICIES OF GIVING HUGE AMOUNTS OF MONEY TO TO INTERFERE OR TO HELP THE PRESIDENT TRUMP GO AFTER POLITICAL OPPONENTS IN THE UNITED STATES. I MEAN, AGAIN, IT’S — I MEAN, YOU KNOW, THEY ARE CONCERNED ABOUT ALLIANCES WITH RUSSIA OR COLLUSION WITH RUSSIA, THIS IS REACHING OUT TO A FOREIGN POWER. THEY ARE OUR ALLY BUT JUST FOR HELP IN THIS. >>IT IS UNPRECEDENTED AND TO YOUR POINT ABOUT WITH RUSSIA, AS WELL. SO MUCH OF WHAT HAPPENED WITH THAT INVESTIGATION AS IT WAS BEING LOOKED INTO WHETHER THERE WAS CONSPIRACY BETWEEN THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND RUSSIAN OFFICIALS, THE PRESIDENT SAID ALL KINDS OF THINGS OUT LAOUD THAT CLEARLY RELATED TO THE INVESTIGATION. HE’S TALKING ABOUT IT IN PUBLIC. THERE IS NOTHING HIDDEN. THE SAME THING HERE. HE WENT AND TWEETED ABOUT THIS. WE HEARD HE WAS TALKING ABOUT IT HE WAS TALKING ABOUT HOW THEY SHOULDN’T BE LET IN AND SPOKEN WITH NETANYAHU, HE DIDN’T WANT TO SAY WHO HE SPOKE TO BUT HE SPOKE TO PEOPLE ABOUT IT. HE’S SAYING HE HAD, YOU KNOW, A HAND ON THE SCALE ON THIS. >>RIGHT. THAT’S WHAT IS INTERESTING BECAUSE WHEN HE ANSWERED THAT QUESTION TO YOU, I DIDN’T ACTUALLY REALIZE THAT WAS YOU. I HEARD YOUR VOICE IN THERE. THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY EARLIER IN THE DAY HAD SAID THAT ALL THE REPORTS ABOUT, YOU KNOW, THE PRESIDENT TRYING TO PRESSURE ISRAEL TO DO THIS AND THERE HAD BEEN REPORTS ABOUT THE PRESIDENT’S PRIVATE BELIEVES HAD FILTERED UP TO THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF THE GOVERNMENT IN ISRAEL. HIS OWN WORDS UNDER CUT WHAT SHE SAID AND WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAD SAID PREVIOUSLY. >>I HAVE A HARD TIME THINKING OF THE WHITE HOUSE AID WHO HE HASN’T LET GO OUT ON A LIMB FOR HIM AND SAWED IT OFF LATER IN THE DAY. THAT WAS CONSISTENT LIKE THAT AND NOT A SURPRISE HE WANTED CREDIT FOR THIS. WHETHER THIS IS GOING TO BE EFFECTIVE LONG TERM I DON’T KNOW. THE WHITE HOUSE BELIEVED FOR QUITE SOMETIME THE CONGRESSWOMAN ARE PROBLEMATIC FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AS A WHOLE. WE’VE SEEN DEMOCRATS STRUGGLE WITH HOW TO ADDRESS CERTAIN COMMENTS FROM SOME OF THEM AND THIS HAS SPLIT THE DEMOCRATS, YOU KNOW, THEY HAVE COME TOGETHER MUCH MORE THAN THEY HAD BUT THEY ARE TRYING TO BASICALLY MAKE OTHER DEMOCRATS HAVE TO EMBRACE THEM OR DIVORCE THEMSELVES FROM THEM THINKING THAT CREATES PROBLEMS, TOO. >>YOU WERE UP IN NEW HAMPSHIRE LAST NIGHT AND WROTE ABOUT HOW SOME OF THE PRESIDENT’S SUPPORTERS FEEL UNEASED ABOUT THE ECONOMY. I’M WONDERING WHAT YOU HEARD AND WHAT YOU HEAR HOW THE PRESIDENT IS THINKING. >>MY COLLEAGUE KATY ROGERS IS IN THE AUDIENCE AND HEARD FROM DIE-HARD SUPPORTERS WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH THE STOCK MARKET AND GLOBAL SLOWDOWN IS WERING T — CONCERNING THEM. ONE SAID I GOT ALL MY MONEY IN STOCKS. EVERYTHING IS ABOUT THE ECONOMY FOR HIM SINCE HE TOOK OFFICE AND THE STOCK MARKET KEPT GOING UP DESPITE PREDICTIONS IT WOULDN’T. HE’S SEEN IT GO UP WHEN HE’S TOLD IT WOULDN’T AND THAT IS REASSURING TO HIM. HE KNOWS I THINK ON SOME LEVEL THAT PRESIDENTS TEND TO GET E REELECTED WHEN ECONOMY IS GOOD AND THEY DON’T WHEN IT’S NOT AND SO HE’S VERY ATTUNED TO THIS. WHAT HE IS NOT DOING IS SEEING HIMSELF AS TO BLAME IN ANY OF IT OR ANY OF THE ACTIONS HE HAS PERSONALLY TAKEN TO BLAME. SO WHAT HE’S — IT’S EVERYONE ELSE’S FAULT INCLUDING YOU TALKED ABOUT THIS BEFORE, THE MEDIA IS TRYING TO CRASH, THESE PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO CRASH THE ECONOMY. THAT WAY IT’S ALSO HIDDEN HAND TRYING TO GET HIM. >>MAGGIE HABERMAN, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. GREAT WEEKEND. >>>UP NEXT, WE’LL FOCUS MORE CLOSELY ON THE CULTURAL HOT BUTTONS THE PRESIDENT IS PUSHING FOR YEARS AND THE GROWING CONSEQUENCES OF WHAT HE’S DOING THERE AND LATER, WHY THE PRESIDENT WANTS TO BUY THE COUNTRY EVEN THOUGH>>>BEFORE ANYONE TWEETS, I MISSPOKE BEFORE THE BREAK, GREEN LAND IS NOT KNOWN FOR BEACH FRONT PROPERTY. THERE ARE BEACHES THERE, IT WAS ICY WHERE I WAS. PRESIDENT TRUMP AS WE MENTIONED HAS JUST RENEWED HIS ATTACK IN CONGRESSWOMAN TALIB AND SUGGESTED THAT YOU’LL RECALL SHE GO BACK TO WHERE SHE CAME FROM WHICH SHE FIRST COULDN’T AND NOW SAYS SHE WOULDN’T IN ANY EVENT, THE FACT THE PRESIDENT TAKES VERBAL SHOTS AT HER NAMELY STIRRING DIVISION, MAGGIE HABERMAN SAID SOME OF THIS MAY BE EXPLAINED BY THE PRESIDENT’S PERSONALITY. HE DOES WHAT HE DOES BECAUSE HE IS WHO HE IS. IN 2016 ONE CONSEQUENCE OF THAT IS HE WON THE ELECTION. THESE DAYS, THOUGH, THE CONSEQUENCES ARE ALREADY TAKING DIFFERENT FORMS, SOME OF THEM ARGUABLY DANGEROUS OR CONCERNING. I WANT TO TALK WITH THE “NEW YORK TIMES” CONTRIBUTING OP ED WRITER AND SCOTT JENNINGS, FORMER SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH, CNN POLITICAL COMMENTATOR. THE TACTIC OF CULTURAL DIVISION, THE PRESIDENT STARTED USING IT BASICALLY MINUTES AFTER HE CAME DOWN THE ESCALATOR FOUR YEARS AGO, SHOULD ANYONE BE SURPRISED THAT HE’S STILL USING IT NOW? IT CERTAINLY HELPED HIM GET HERE. >>RACISM IS THE FEATURE. IT’S NOT THE BUG. THIS IS A RACIST PRESIDENT. I MEAN, YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT THE ENTIRE CAREER. WHAT DID HE SAY WHEN HE CAME DOWN THE ELEVATOR? MEXICANS ARE RAPIST AND CRIMINALS. THIS IS MAN THAT PROMOTED THE OBAMA BIRTHER THEORY SAYING PRESIDENT OBAMA WHO IS A BLACK MAN IS A FOREIGNER. THIS IS A PERSON WHO DOUBLED DOWN IN THE MIDTERM ELECTIONS ANDERSON IN 2018. HE COULD HAVE RUN ON THE ECONOMY AND JOBS. HE DECIDED HE WANTED TO RUN ON THE INVASION. A WHITE SUP PREL SUP PRELIMINAR PART OF THE COURSE. LIKE YOU SAID, IT’S DIVIDE, DISTRACT, REPEAT AND LET’S NOT FORGET IT’S BEEN A MONTH, LAST MONTH HE TOLD FOUR CONGRESSWOMEN OF COLOR INCLUDING TALIB AND OMAR TO GO TO THEIR OWN COUNTRY. HE DID NOT SAY THAT TO BERNIE SANDERS WHO IS A DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST AND ATTACKED BALTIMORE, ALL RIGHT? HE SAID IT WAS A PLACE WHERE NO ONE WOULD WANT TO LIVE. HE ATTACKED CONGRESSMAN COMINGS, NEVER ATTACKED KENTUCKY OR THE APPALACHIAN COUNTIES WHICH HAVE IMMENSE CRIME AND DRUGS AND HE HAS SAID THAT BLACK AND BROWN PEOPLE COME FROM S-HOLE COUNTRIES, WHY CAN’T THEY COME FROM NORWAY. I HAVE NOR REGION FRIENDS. I HAVE NOTHING AGAINST NORWAY BUT NORWAY MY TEETH BECAME WHITE IN NORWAY. THIS IS WHO HE IS. HE’S A RACIST PRESIDENT AND I LOOK FORWARD TO SCOTT MAKING EXCUSES FOR HIM. >>WELL, SCOTT, I MEAN, THE TACTICS, THEY HAVE CERTAINLY BEEN EFFECTIVE. ARE THEY RACIST? ARE THEY IS THERE A COST TO THEM IF YOU BELIEVE THEY ARE NOT RACIST, IF THEY ARE WORKING, ARE THEY WRONG?>>I THINK THE PRESIDENT TRIES TO DRAW CLEAR LINES SINCE HE’S BECOME THE PRESIDENT. THERE IS NO DOUBT HIS OPPONENTS ARE THE MEMBERS OF THE SQUAD. THEY WANT TO IMPEACH HIM AND THROW HIM OUT OF OFFICE AND SEE HIM JAILED. WHEN THESE PEOPLE MAKE THE THEMSELVES KNOWN, HE NEVER LETS AN ATTACK AND SIMPLY HAVE MOSTLY TO DO WITH THE PRESIDENT WHO ARE FIGHTING HIM. AND CONTRIBUTED AND THAT THIS PRESIDENT HAS RUN COUNTER TO THE NARRATIVE AND I THINK HE NEEDS TO CONTINUE TO DO THAT FRANKLY. THE WAY YOU COUNTER SOME OF THE NARRATIVE THAT HE’S A DIVISIVE PRESIDENT IS TO ACHIEVE THE PREDECESSOR AND HE’S GOT ONE GREAT ONE, THE NEXT GREAT ONE GET SOMETHING DONE, AND COULD SHOW ACCOMPLISHMENTS THAT HAVE HIM BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER. >>THE PRESIDENT COULD HAVE CHOSEN TO GO AFTER YOU WERE SAYING YOU THINK IT’S JUST THAT YOU WERE VOCAL AS OPPOSED TO THE COINCIDENCE THEY ARE FOUR WOMEN OF COLOR TO THEM ARE MUSLIM, YOU DON’T THINK THAT HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH WHY HE IS ELEVATED THEM ABOVE, I MEAN, THEY ARE BASICALLY FRESHMAN CONGRESS PEOPLE. THEY ARE BACK VENTURES. >>DO I NEED TO GO BACK THROUGH THE LIST OF THE WHITE MALES HE SLANDERED AND SLAUGHTERED IN THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY FOR PRESIDENT BACK IN 2016? THIS PRESIDENT HAS NEVER NOT ATTACKED ANOTHER PERSON WHO HAS ATTACKED HIM IN POLITICS, PERIOD. WHITE, BLACK, MALE, FEMALE, CONGRESSMEN, GOVERNOR, SENATOR, WHOEVER REPUBLICAN, DEMOCRAT, HE TAKES ON ALL COMERS. SOMETIMES THIS LANGUAGE GETS HIM IN TROUBLE AND SOMETIMES IT WORKS THROUGH HIS ADVANTAGE BUT I DON’T SEE ANY — I DON’T SEE HIM PARSING OUT OPPONENTS. ANYONE WHO FIGHTS HIM FIGHTS HIM BACK. IT’S BEEN THAT WAY. >>HE’S NOT TELLING NANCY PELOSI TO GO BACK TO WHERE SHE CAME FROM. >>DIDN’T TELL BERNIE SANDERS TO GO BACK TO WHERE HE CAME FROM. DIDN’T SAY WHITE PEOPLE COME FROM S-HOLE COUNTRIES. KEN IS REWRITING THE POEM. APPARENTLY IT’S FOR WEALTHY WHITE PEOPLE, WHICH BY THE WAY WOULD INCLUDE IRISH CATHOLICS, ITALIANS AND EASTERN EUROPEAN JEWS. COME ON, LET’S CUT THE CRAP. YOU DON’T EVEN NEED A SPINE TO CALL IT RACISM. YOU NEED TO BE AN AMEBA AND CALL OUT THE RACISM. THIS IS WRONG. I’M NOT ASKING MUCH FROM YOU. YOU’VE SEEN THE ATTACKS. WE DON’T HAVE TO GO BACK 30 YEARS. THE ATTACKS ON BALTIMORE AND ELIJAH COMINGS AND WOMEN OF COLOR COMPARED AND CONTRASTED TO WHAT HE DOES NOT SAY TO ANY WHITE MALE BECAUSE HE’S THE PRESIDENT, NOT OF AMERICA BUT OF HIS BASE AND HIS BASE IS INCREASINGLY WHITE MEN WHO WEAR RED HATS. HE HAS TO BE THE PRESIDENT ON ALL AMERICANS AND SAID A LOT OF PEOPLE IN CHARLOTTESVILLE ARE VERY FINE PEOPLE. I HAVEN’T FORGOTTEN THAT. I KEEP THE RECEIPTS. >>WE GOT TO LEAVE IT THERE. SCOTT JENNINGS, APPRECIATE IT.>>>TRUMP PALACE, TRUMP SOHO, TRUMP GREENLAND? HE’S INTERESTED IN PURCHASING THE SPARSELY POPULATED ISLAND TO THE WAY NORTH. THE QUESTION IS HE SERIOUS? HOW MUCH WOULD GREENLAND ACTUALLY COST IF AVAILABLE?>>>PLUS, WE’LL SHOW YOU MORE FROM STEPHEN COLBERT AND THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES. >>I WAS GOING TO TALK ABOUT DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES BUT AFTER THIS. >>I WOULD VOTE FOR ANY OF THEM.>>INTERESTING –>>>TWO SOURCES TELL CNN PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS NOT ONLY BROUGHT UP THE IDEA OF THE UNITED STATES BUYING GREEN LAND TO THE NORTHEAST, THE WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL’S OFFICE HAS LOOKED INTO THE POSSIBILITY OF ACTUALLY DOING IT. GREENLAND WHICH IS NOT ONLY CONTROLLED BY DENMARK SAYS IT’S NOT FOR SALE. THIS IS A STORY FIRST REPORTED BY THE “WALL STREET JOURNAL” WHILE MANY MAY FIND IT FUNNY AND USE IT TO TAKE SHOTS AT THE PRESIDENT, THE PURCHASE IS NOT OUT OF LEFT FIELD. WE HAVE A BASE BUILT DURING THE COLD WAR. PRESIDENT TRUMAN ALLEGEDLY TRIED TO BUY THE ISLAND BECAUSE IT HAD AND STILL DOES HAVE STRATEGIC VALUE. THE QUESTION IS THIS THE PRESIDENT’S MOTIVATION OR SOMETHING ELSE? JOINING ME NOW TO TALK ABOUT IT, CNN CHIEF POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT DANA BASH AND DIRECTOR OF THE NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY TIM. DANA, I’M NOT SURE YOU WOKE UP THIS MORNING THINKING GREENLAND WOULD BE THE TOPIC YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT. I WONDER WHAT YOU’RE HEARING ABOUT IT AND THINK ABOUT IT. >>THE FIRST THING YOU THINK IS OH, SO HE’S GOING TO BUY IT AND CALL IT TRUMPLAND WITH GIANT GOLD LETTERS? WHEN YOU THINK OF DONALD TRUMP AND THINK OF BUYING AN ISLAND, YOU CHUCKLE ABOUT IT. IF YOU PEEL BACK THE LAYER AND GET PAST THAT, THE FACT THAT IT IS VERY TRUMP AND VERY MUCH FOCUSED ON A LEGACY ISSUE AND IT IS AS YOU SAID VERY STRATEGIC FOR THE MILITARY AND ALREADY A PLACE THE U.S. HAS SOME MILITARY AND SORT OF ASSETS THERE BEYOND THE MILITARY AND IT IS A PLACE THAT AS YOU SAID PAST PRESIDENTS HAVE TRIED TO BUY. SO, YOU KNOW, IT’S PROBABLY NOT GOING TO BE THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE OR ANYTHING OF THE SORT BUT IT IS NOT AS CRAZY IF YOU GET PAST THE NOTION OF PRESIDENT TRUMP WANTING TO BUY AN ISLAND AS IT IS AT FIRST BLUSH. >>TIM, YOU CAN LOOK AT IT AS WELL, YOU KNOW, THERE IS MAYBE GEOPOLITICAL OR STRA TEGIC REASONS, HE WOULD BE THE PRESIDENT TO HAVE BROUGHT GREENLAND IN OUR ORBIT. >>THE DANES DON’T WANT TO SELL IT AND THE GREENLANDERS DON’T WANT TO BECOME AMERICANS. LOOK, THE TWO TIMES WE TRIED TO BUY GREENLAND, FIRST WAS THE 1860s TRYING TO BUY A LOT OF PLACES. THIS IS WHEN WE BOUGHT ALASKA. WE TRIED TO BUY ICELAND. >>THAT WORKED OUT WELL. >>THAT WORKED OUT WELL BUT THE RUSSIANS WANTED TO SELL. WASN’T TRUE WITH GREENLAND, ICELAND AND WE WANTED TO BUY THE WHAT BECAME THE VIRGIN ISLANDS WE LATER GOT IN 1917. WE TRIED AGAIN AFTER WORLD WAR II BUT TRIED AGAIN BECAUSE THERE WAS A STRIKEATEGIC REASON TO DO. WE HAD A SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP WITH GREENLAND BECAUSE THE DANISH GOVERNMENT HAD COME UNDER NAZI OCCUPATION THERE FORMED POLICY SPLIT AND HALF OF IT DID A DEAL TO ALLOW US TO PUT OUR MILITARY IN GREEN LLAND. WHEN THE WAR ENDS, THE GOVERNMENT SAID WE DON’T REALLY WANT YOUR TROOPS THERE ANYMORE. THE U.S. GOVERNMENT SAID PLEASE, WE NEED IT. WE’LL BUY THE ISLAND FROM YOU AND THE DANE SAID WE’RE NOT SELLING IT. DENMARK BECOMES PART OF NATO AND PART OF THE DEAL WITH DENMARK COMING TO NATO, THEY GIVE US THIS BIG DEAL AGREEMENT, THE 1951 AGREEMENT. WE ALREADY HAVE ALL THE MILITARY ACCESS TO GREENLAND WE WOULD EVER WANT. WHAT IS BIZARRE ABOUT THE PRESIDENT’S PLAY. IF HE WANTED TO BUY THIS, WHAT IS IT HE WANTS TO GET? IS HE TELLING ME THAT — TELLING US HE WANTS A NEW PUERTO RICO IN THE SENSE THAT HE WANTS TO BRING PEOPLE INTO A SECONDARY CITIZENSHIP RELATIONSHIP WITH THE REST OF THE COUNTRY? PEOPLE OF PUERTO RICO ARE CITIZENS BUT DON’T GET TREATED. WHAT KIND OF THING WOULD HE WANT. POINT IS HE HASN’T THOUGHT ABOUT IT. >>I WAS GOING TO SAY THAT. THE LAST COUPLE SENTENCES YOU UTTERED WAY MORE THAN HE’S GOTTEN IN — >>H GREENLAND. NOT LIKE WE NEED SOMETHING ELSE. THE ONLY WAY TO GET GREENLAND NOW IS OCCUPY IT. THE GREEN LANDERS DON’T WANT US AND THE DANES AREN’T GOING TO SELL. >>DID YOU KNOW THIS ABOUT GREENLAND BEFORE YOU WERE BOOKED FOR THIS OR BEEN HERE STUDYING? I’VE BEEN TO GREENLAND AND I DIDN’T KNOW AS MUCH AS YOU KNOW. I SPENT LIKE DAYS IN AN IGLOO. >>GREAT RESOURCES OCHOENLINE. >>I LIKE HOW YOU’RE RILED UP ABOUT THIS WHOLE GREENLAND THING. >>REMEMBER, REMEMBER, REMEMBER, I SPENT A LOT OF TIME IN CANADA. I KNOW A LOT ABOUT ARCTIC AREAS.>>OKAY. DANA, YOU DON’T SEEM AS PASSIONATE ON THE SUBJECT. [ LAUGHTER ]>>WELL, YOU KNOW, I — ONCE WE START TALKING ABOUT THE DIAMONDS AND THE GOLD AND THOSE OTHER MINERAL-RICH PIECES OF LAND THAT ARE UNDERNEATH ALL THAT ICE, MAYBE WE WOULD GET A LITTLE MORE PASSIONATE. WE’RE HAVING THIS CONVERSATION AGAIN, IT’S A LITTLE TONGUE AND CHEEK BUT IT’S PROBABLY NOT AS TONGUE AND CHEEK AS YOU WOULD THINK WHEN WE FIRST TALKED ABOUT IT. THE OTHER THING JUST BECAUSE WE’RE HAVING THIS CONVERSATION, WHY NOT? I MEAN, GREENLAND IS WHAT 80% ICE? IT’S ARCTIC. AND IN ALL SERIOUSNESS, THAT’S GOING TO START TO MELT. IT ALREADY IS STARTING TO MELT IN A VERY DANGEROUS WAY EVEN THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT — >>YOU’RE WORRIED ABOUT DEPRECIATION OF THE VALUE?>>I’M SAYING MAYBE THE PRESIDENT IS THINKING THAT THERE COULD BE SOME BEACH FRONT PROPERTY THERE. >>I’M SORRY, WE’RE DONE WITH THIS SUBJECT. DANA, THANK YOU. APPRECIATE IT FOR PLAYING ALONG. WE WILL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THIS>>>TIME NOW FOR THE RADICYOU LIST. THE PRESIDENT CLAIMED HE WAS ONCE NAMED MICHIGAN MAN OF THE YEAR. GREAT STATE, JUST UP THERE A COUPLE WEEKS AGO FOR THE DEBATES. AND FROM DETROIT TO GRAND RAPIDS FROM THE UPPER PENINSULA, THE MANLIEST MAN WITHOUT A TRADE WAR PLAN IS ONE DONALD J. TRUMP. >>FIVE OR SIX YEARS BEFORE I RAN, THEY NAMED ME MAN OF YEAR IN MICHIGAN. >>I DON’T KNOW HOW THAT HAPPENED. IT JUST HAPPENED. FUNNY THING IS, IT NEVER HAPPENED. NOT ONLY IS THERE ZERO PROOF THAT CITIZEN TRUMP EVER GOT THAT AWARD, THERE’S ZERO PROOF THAT AWARD EXISTS. IT’S NOT A THING. APPARENTLY HE JUST MADE IT UP. IT IS THE WIDESPREAD VOTER FRAUD OF MAN OF THE YEAR PRIZES. FINALLY WE HAVE DISCOVERED ALL THE VOTING FRAUD HE’S BEEN TALKING ABOUT BECAUSE THIS THING DOESN’T EXIST. CNN REACHED OUT TO THE WHITE HOUSE’S PRESS OFFICE WHICH SEEMS TO BE OPEN FROM NOON TO 4:00 THREE DAYS A WEEK, DRIVE THROUGH ONLY, FOR AN EXPLANATION, BIG SURPRISE. WE GOT NO RESPONSE. I DON’T KNOW. GOING TO HAVE TO TRY TO FIND SEAN SPICER. I THINK HE’S ON ET, OR IS IT EXTRA OR ACCESS? WE’LL LOOK IT UP. AS IT TURNS OUT, THE — BECAUSE HE MAKES HIS OWN. AS IT TURNS OUT, THE — I DON’T KNOW. I DON’T KNOW WHY I’M SAYING THAT. HE’S BEEN SPINNING THIS FOOL’S GOLD STORY, THIS FOOL’S GOLD RECORD FOR YEAR. >>IN MICHIGAN THEY GAVE ME AN AWARD SIX YEARS AGO, I HAD NO IDEA, IT WAS THE MAN OF THE YEAR IN MICHIGAN. >>WHEN I GOT THE AWARD FIVE YEARS AGO IN MICHIGAN — >>I WAS MAN OF THE YEAR IN MICHIGAN. >>I WAS HONORED FIVE YEARS AGO, MAN OF THE YEAR IN MICHIGAN. THAT WAS A GREAT HONOR FOR ME. >>GREAT HONOR. JUST A GREAT HONOR. MAN OF THE YEAR. I DIDN’T KNOW HE HAD BEEN SPINNING THIS THING FOR QUITE SOME TIME. AGAIN, THIS IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, OF ALL THE HOLY GRAILS IN PUBLIC LIFE, HE HAS THE BIGGEST ONE. ALONG WITH, THE WORLD’S BEST AT HOME MEATLOAF. YOU CAN GOOGLE IT. THIS PRESIDENT FEELS THE NEED TO INVENT BOGUS AWARDS TO INFLATE HIS NET WORTH AND DISPLAY SHAM MAGAZINE COVERS. I’M BRINGING THAT UP AGAIN. IT’S A PHONY “TIME” MAGAZINE CO COVER. SOMEONE MADE THAT, MIGHT HAVE BEEN UNDOCUMENTED, WE DON’T KNOW, PROBABLY THE PRESIDENT DIDN’T MAKE IT — WHAT? THERE’S EVIDENCE UNDOCUMENTED PEOPLE WORKED AT HIS RESORT. IT’S POSSIBLE. IT DOESN’T SEEM LIKELY THAT THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF MADE THAT BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, TIME IS SPELLED CORRECTLY. AS FOR THE BOGUS MICHIGAN MAN OF THE YEAR AWARD, CITIZEN TRUMP GAVE A SPEECH AT A LOCAL COUNTY DINNER BACK IN 2013 WHERE HE MOST DEFINITELY WAS NOT NAMED MICHIGAN OF THAT YEAR OR ANY OTHER YEAR BUT THAT’S THE BEST THEORY AS TO WHERE THE PRESIDENT FIRST GAVE HIMSELF THE INVISIBLE CROWN. AND IF YOU’RE WAITING FOR HIM TO CLEAR THINGS UP, GOOD LUCK TO YOU. IN PRESIDENT TRUMP’S WORLD, EVERY YEAR IS HIS YEAR IN MICHIGAN, WASHINGTON AND ON THE RIDICULIST. THAT’S IT FOR

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