tv Politicking With Larry King RT October 6, 2017 1:29am-2:01am EDT
we need to be able to bear arms in case we need to form that militia so i'm very much an advocate of the second amendment but we can have both we can have both our second amendment and public safety and you know one thing we've worked on is addressing mental illnesses as a physician the last twenty five years certainly i've seen the number of people with mental illnesses severe mental illness is out and about there in our there in our parks are the homeless people there are the people that are feeling are homeless shelters so we've taken some addressed address some of those issues in the most recent congress to try to have adequate funding to help some of those people so we can have both public safety and our second amendment on one of the big man area you will get to the budget and other things. why is it so hard to agree on a band for semiautomatic rifles of what use they. will certainly be high powered rifles are used in hunting there is a there are used a sportsman as marksmanship some of those types of things i think most of us are
afraid just of a slippery slope of what you're going to what are you going to call a high powered rifle but i think we need to have those conversations and i think that that's why i'm here is to be able to talk about some of these tough subjects. the president's tax framework first what's your opinion of what's been proposed oh i'm so excited larry this is we'll be the next to repealing obamacare those are probably the biggest thing we get to do here and this may be even bigger first i just am here to show you this little postcard this is a postcard that would show you how simple would be for ninety percent of americans to fill out their taxes can you imagine ninety percent of people you fill this card out in your done. that would be a blessing but they're saying that the rich get richer with this the top grade goes down the estate tax goes out that overcoming that interest thing which helps. these funds helps realtors. increase ten percent to twelve percent. the poorest
the middle class sons of the middle class saves nine hundred dollars while the rich saves thousands. i think first and foremost that this bill will help lower the taxes on middle america is going to help middle america that will be our primary goal when we started this task way back when kevin brady first presented this to us in conference in january that was his primary goal what this bill does it lowers the ten percent tax bracket to zero and those that fifteen down to twelve percent and doubles the deduction from twelve to twenty four thousand that spells relief i'm not sure you spell relief but lowering those taxes from ten to zero from fifteen to twelve doubling the direction that's really for middle america does the rich get benefits from this. i'm sure that they will get some benefits but what they're going to do is we're going to grow jobs i think that most people if you think about lowering to corporate taxes most small businesses are escorts and l.l. sees if we lower those rates down to twenty five percent those are going to grow
jobs for rule kansas for rule america for main street as well so i think that most people that own businesses will take that money reinvest it and grow this economy and if the economy grows i hope it'll raise all boats we hope is that trickle down . you know i hear people describe part of it just as trickle down i think that that part of it will be trickle down i think while we're in this thing sizing is growing the economy any way we can warren buffet and larry think towering figures in american business and wall street said the text friends from civic need to cut us corporate tax rate won't work. will i disagree with them i absolutely think they're going to work what people don't realize we have the seventh highest corporate tax rate in the world so right now we're losing american jobs by people by companies moving overseas to work constantly losing jobs because of this high corporate tax rate that we. it will work why is there such
a divide in this country. of mine that's a good question i think that they're very times are very polarized i think that people are able to get the news that they want from the station that they want to they can target social media now to the type of news they want so they only hear one side or the other it does become very polarized and that's my job here my job is to bring people together to solve problems to sit down get to know people across the aisle and down the aisle as well so my job here is to help solve some of that divide are you optimistic that it will happen. absolutely i think our press been classed as a great example i think we've had five bipartisan freshman events already where we get together we went to the whole cost museum together we watch the basketball games together so i think it's about learning from each other learning why why is that the culture important in florida why is that our culture important in delaware
and then saw and then writing a farm bill that works for all those states so i absolutely see optimism. so why don't we you more about that we keep hearing that in the old days republicans and democrats got together they were best friends they went to each other's weddings and parties and bar misuse of social events and we had that doesn't exist. i disagree i think it absolutely exist i think if you come and watch is especially the price point in iraq promote the democrat or republican party you'll see us hugging each other we know about what's going on in each other's family lives a big group of us went to israel together another group of us just went to china together working on trade and understanding national security so i think behind the scenes we get along marvelously i think that we get on the house floor we're professionals but for some reason we get in front of the t can't and front of the t.v. camera we kind of get pushed a little left or a little right and i'm glad to hear that raj is staying. so much for joining us
larry thanks for having me on joy get to talk to you joining me now is bill press old friend talk radio host progressive commentator host of the build a show on the young turks network he joins me from washington d.c. people on the far right bill are criticizing you and many others. fox news especially for bringing up gun control after a tragedy is that the wrong time to do it. when is the right time if not after a major mass murder another one you know larry this really offends me because we were told. after sandy hook twenty first graders five teachers adults or at the schools mowed down whole now's not the right time to talk about it right for ginia tech thirty two people mowed down by a gunman now it's not the right time to talk about it charles the nine people killed in the church now it's not the right time orlando the pulse
a nightclub forty nine which until two days ago was the biggest gun violence mass murder in this country forty nine killed now it's not the right time to talk about and now we've got even even worse tragedy in massacre in las vegas fifty nine. was not the right and this is the time if not now when and you know if we don't do it now will never do it and that's exactly what the n.r.a. wants never to talk about it i just say one other thing there is no way you can tell me that our founding fathers when they wrote the second amendment one and some it it to be able to buy forty two weapons of war and train them on a crowd of people out of country music concert no freaking way. it's hard not to agree with you in. other areas. president drum for spoken frequently about the need to protect us from radical islamic terrorism
justification for his latest travel ban yet vox not tom ford says in the eight months since drum to god was white american men with no connections to islam have killed far more people in the united states than muslim terrorists or foreigners. indeed and you know. that's the first it's a fact it's not fake news it's a fact right. and again again what was this in las vegas other than act of domestic terrorism just like the shooting down in charleston was an act of domestic terrorism the shooting at the theater out and aurora colorado you know were so and ben trump is so obsessed with is a law make terrorism with muslim keeping all muslims out this country but they'll do nothing about domestic terrorism particularly again using high powered guns that i don't believe anybody has a has a right to own so the whole fundamental basis for
his. ban on muslims the seven countries that he originally mentioned there'd been not one act of terrorism committed against any american anywhere in the country from the seven countries that were originally part of his ban it just it just doesn't add up it's unconstitutional i think it's un-american and it's unnecessary is trump a good console. well i think i must say today. a lot is a little late to discover what happened in puerto rico but this is a time when our presence has to stand up to the plate right we saw ronald reagan do it after the challenger larry you and i were at c.n.n. i think at the time right. we saw bill clinton do it in oklahoma city barack obama down and down in charleston and i think finally when president trump went to puerto rico today he did fill the role that of president that was good for him to be there heartwarming for the people to be there i just wish it didn't take two weeks for
him to discover that puerto ricans are americans and they deserve the same attention the people of texas and florida deserve bill press stay right there we'll have more followers starting right after the break. about your sudden passing i phone lee just learnt you worry yourself in taking your last bang turn. to us we all knew it would i tell you i'm sorry. so i write these last words in hopes to put to rest this thing that i never got off my chest. i remember when we first met my life turned on each spring. but then my feeling started change you talked about more like it was again still some more fun to feel those that didn't like to question or are. secretly promised to never feel like it's one does not need a funeral the same as one enters the mind it's consumed with this one to. speak to
us there are no other takers. claimed that mainstream media has met its make. the spanish government should be reviewed to accept the to surrender of with. informational to people what does it mean but it means independence with means in hand so tell me so and the question perhaps should not be only yes in those two independents but those will. enhance autonomy both at the moon. in the us a child can choose and in school. with retired officers as teachers we
don't. recruit will says to the cadet is interested in going in the military or we don't recruit ourselves. the pentagon is funding a program to boost interest in the military among teenagers. so that. you can't go wrong with the military it's a great stepping stone for whatever career you want to do but some veterans are willing to tell enthusiastic children a little more they ask me call of duty is a very popular first year video game. play and that's because the call of duty to turn off call of duty oh yeah well you can't turn off the war these kids just don't hear. the darker side does the pentagon allow them to be told oh does it just need more recruits. go back to politicking i'm talking with bill press
talk radio host for aggressive commentator host of the bill pressure on the young turks network he joins us from washington d.c. writing in the hill in late september you characterize donald trump as quote really a racist masquerading as a patriot is that a little too strong. well i said it because i don't think it is nice larry look. there's a long history here right remember the first time we learned about donald trump was when he and his father were sued by the justice department for not renting apartments in the queen to african-americans right you know then he gets the terms of people of color he's always got this problem even as president we talked about the muslim ban we talked about look at his his his criticism or his attacks on the n.f.l.
players seventy percent of whom are black and where did he go to make that he goes to alabama to make that statement on in terms of voting rights in terms of prison sentencing reform in terms of police community relations all of which president obama had started some real efforts to improve situations there donald trump and jeff sessions have reversed them all and then he says he's going after the n.f.l. players because it's all about the flag it's all about love for our country every racist tries to wrap his racism every slave owner tried to wrap their racism in the flag this has nothing to do with the flag it is about the constitution the first amendment and people's right to peacefully protest the a.b.c. news washington post poll says sixty six percent of americans believe that donald trump is doing more to divide the country than unite it can he turn that around. he
could you know first of all i think that's very instructive you know because we've seen nine months of donald trump already and the american people see that you know where they get that impression mostly larry i think is from his tweets. one way to turn that around would be to put the damn phone down. and stop it stop attacking anybody who agrees with him. and then start pulling some people together i think he could do that but there's something about him that takes any criticism you know as a personal attack and he feels he has to fight back and that's what they all say my line is says john kelly the chief of staff said if you attack donald trump he's going to attack back or you know when you're president of the united states. you can be i think a little bigger than that so i would hope that he'll grow into that larry but we haven't seen it yet he calls his new tax plan
a middle class miracle do you agree. that if the miracle is that he that he gets away with that is such a bunch of crap luck first of all they don't have a bill they just put out a little framework right if you look at the framework it cuts the top tax rate from thirty nine to thirty five which that's fine. but then it raises the bottom rate from ten percent to twelve percent for the poorest people in the country that still pay taxes it get does away with the estate tax it does away with the alternative minimum tax it doesn't do anything about that carry forward interest that the hedge fund managers use this is a bonus for wall street the best analysts analysis i've seen it says if you're making over four hundred fifty thousand dollars a year you will love this tax rate but nobody knows that will do anything for the middle class at all so they say right it's sort of
a. shell shell job here they say it's going to help the middle class when in fact all we've seen is a big bonus for the wealthiest of americans who had a tax break under ronald reagan had a tax break on to george bush they don't need another one you think it could pass. it depends if they if the senate can do it only by fifty votes they make it and they might be able to get fifty one or fifty of republican votes but ok one thing they're running out of time i counted up there like thirty nine days working days left in this session of congress so they had nine months and they couldn't repeal obamacare i think it's going to be tough for them to get the tax reform done in thirty nine days though press always love talking to you things for your time today i will catch at the palm live lives larry got to see it as a reason to headline in newsweek as dave donald trump might go to war with north korea so people forget about the russian probe that's plagued his of ministration
from the beginning the article is based on a recent report from the u.k. based defense then security think tank royal united services institute the report was authored by ruthie's deputy director general malcolm chalmers now him a service advisor to the british parliament joint committee on national security and he now joins me via skype. from the royal united services institute has released a report written by you titled preparing for war in korea you write war is now a real possibility how real and those that are involved great britain. well i think there's a number of trouble spots around the world which potentially could involve war involving major states and potential war always between russia and nations between india and pakistan but i think at this particular moment all the risks and the
greatest risk is in relation to the korean peninsula because of that time pressure at which the rapid development of a north korean i.c.b.m. program is putting on the united states so there's a considerable risk i think in the in the coming two three years in terms of british involvement in the u.k. is a member of the un security council who it is a global power and i'm there for it's bound to be affected by whatever happens there whether or not the u.k. was involved militarily in a conflict is far too narrow to say and it really doesn't depend on the nature of the conflict and i think a lot would depend if there where god forbid to be a war and who started it and hostilities and i think of a different situation between a situation which north korea for whatever reason start this still to send one in which the united states you've written the president through might even started to boost his popularity rating you well. banks are analyst on
american politics than i am but certainly one can't rule out the possibility that he's going to make that domestic calculation he's a good distractor he could some think you could do it to distract away from the russian investigation while he has to do that and i think in all probability he would misfire because of course if there where to be a korean war a war between both the united states and south korean in one hand and south korea and north korea in the other then it's very unlikely i think that would be limited for long and given the degree of. struction casualties including the casualties among american citizens in south korea and the large number of chinese citizens the consequences for all a parson paul who'd be pretty considerable so it would be all domination in use i
guess it would be a distraction yes but not necessarily a welcome one. decision to attack north korea would define the trump presidency surely is the iraq war define the president george w. bush one expand on that. well i think just as the nine eleven and then events that all that and particularly the wars in afghanistan and iraq and dominate has so much of that time of the bush presidency but also i think historically will be seen as one of the key features of period as it was for tony blair in this country so to see if there where to be a major war and potentially it would have severe significant political implications for the u.s. its role in asia but i think it would also have a profound impact and terms of how we. back in the truck presence in ten or twenty years' time in terms of the most significant events i suspect one of the.
previous wars. will have them be mention in this one nuclear war time no war would this be. is there where to be a war and i think it's still unlikely but it's a real possibility if there were to be a war then it would be a war in which nuclear weapons were central to that start of the war in the sense that it's the rapid development of the north korean nuclear program that is creating the time pressure for american action but it's also distinctly possible that north korea might use it you could weapon i think it would certainly try to use a nuclear weapon an area in a conflict in order to force a cease fire and force a halt to an american action against it whether it was possible for it to do that i think we just don't know certainly and then a classified level we don't know what we do know is that the likelihood that north
korea could use a nuclear weapon pairing in a conflict is increasing over time as they are proving their their capability and of course the use of nuclear weapons even one nuclear weapon against south korea japan would have fareed devastating consequences over the weekend. state tillerson said the united states has open lines of communication would last korea president trump then added to the savior energy rex will do what has to be done what do you make of that inner conflict or the of that might be a good guy bad guy show for north korea. well if it could be a good bad good guy bad guy sure but certainly what we see of the trumpet ministration it doesn't feel from the outside as if it's quite as coherent as that. i think we are all dismayed by the. use of twitter by the president apparently with
anymore without any moderation by his staff to intervene in a sensitive foreign policy question i think in broad terms it's clear what the strategic intent to the north korean. regime is intent of acquiring this i.c.b.m. kivelson even trying after many years but that doesn't mean that the entirely understand the american policy making process i think a real danger they may misinterpret. the president is saying if the american president. the first row with the british prime minister for them. i think it would depend on the exact scenario i think be very difficult for the british prime minister to commit forces in that scenario because he she would require parliamentary authorization for that commitment and have but of course the u.s. and north korea would not be the only party since such
a conflict and i think the u.k. first of all if it had not be consulted. mrs may would want and would say to president trump i think we need some time to understand exactly what has happened and also i think we want to consult with south korea. to see what their view was and still what was happening because those were would be the countries that would suffer most in such a conflict and finally i think we want to consult with our european allies will be any automatic support for the united states in such a scenario and and. clear to me that british government like other european governments right now is urging both caution in american rhetoric but also extreme caution and contemplating a preventive strike. that is being talked about. what's your read on that to leave. well in some ways of course they're they're similar
in in the in the attraction they have both how far extreme rhetoric. from north korean leader is pretty new from the american president i think. by both appear to be easily riled by the by others including each other i think extra dimension of instability to this crisis that contrast to china is pretty evident chinese leadership much more careful in their reaction. to their rhetoric of both those states and in many ways and stabilizing factor now thanks so much for your time today wonderful talking with you now and my pleasure and thank you viewers for joining me on this edition of politicking remember you can join the conversation on my facebook page and tweet me of kings things don't forget use the politicking hash tag and that's all for this edition of politic.
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headlining this hour u.s. authorities are putting unprecedented pressure on me according to the network's chief over claims all channel influence the presidential election that's despite senate leaders ruling out any impact on the vote. division in spain intensifies as pro unity and pro independence demonstrators rally in catalonia and madrid ramps up support for the national police in the breakaway region. and france looks set to approve a new anti terror law which critics say essentially puts the country in a permanent state of emergency.