Jan 13, 2017 7:00am PST
: it's nonot, actually. it's george bush. it's not just true we do not a what trump is going to do. we know and it is scary. he will revert to economic nationalism. he will put america first. he will raise tariffs on imports, and he is going to, by hook or crook, create jobs. he is not going to dismantle obamacare -- well, he is going to dismantle obamacare, but more people will get health insurance because that will get him votes. he's going to do it twisting arms like he has already done with ford, with the whole american economy, putting up tariffs. it's going to be disastrous. europeans who were so against the transit and trade and investment project are going to be begging america to bring him back in. this is part of the legacy for obama. obama is trying to do something like trans atlantic trade and europeans are throwing up their hands saying it's terrible and they do not want to push back, and part of obama's legacy -- alan: is not getting that through. melissa: that's the european legacy, quite friendly. obama was not the one putting the brakes on that. alan: yes, he was.
Jun 4, 2015 7:00pm PDT
hooton and george -- between putin and george w. bush on missile defense. altogether, russia took part in 16 g summit meetings. 1998 in birmingham was the first summit with russia as a full member. issues included the economic crisis in asia and the fight against organized crime. 2014 was the last g8 summit with a russian president. at that time they were no longer merely a tolerated guest but a power with its own resources and agenda. reflecting the various regional interests of the participants. melinda: johannes leithauser know summit where the russian -- no summit there where the russian presence made a difference? mr. leithauser: i would not say that he made a huge difference in a way that the world was shaped in a different way after than before. if you look at these pictures, you get the impression of how staged these events are in general. i just noticed that the german chancellor is always wearing a green jacket. i would like to place a bet. melinda: maybe she didn't bring a big suitcase? mr. posener:mr. leithauser: she knew that there were no talks in danger of being lon