tv Cross Talk RT July 20, 2017 12:00am-12:30am EDT
the russian lawyer caught up in the latest one town scandal over a private meeting with president trump some tells all tea she's prepared to go before the u.s. senate to set the record straight. and the iranian military chief says washington must dismantle its bases within one thousand kilometers of iran's borders if the u.s. persist with new sanctions against the country. and the head of the french military resigns publicly clashing with president recall ever. given though it will be back to the at the top of the hour with the latest news up next when all to international cross-talk debates. in the white house don't go away.
hello and welcome to cross talk were all things considered i'm peter lavelle it's probably fair to say no other american president is more controversial than donald trump was so many powerful forces arrayed against him can he succeed even stay in office we will see however legitimizing the destructive means employed against whom may be the lasting damage. across talking the state of trump world i'm joined by my guest so mira khan in washington she's a columnist and political scientist in new york we have. rob he is
a political pundit in journalist contributing to the huffington post and in seattle we have callers he is a writer activist and progressive you tube or all right crosstalk rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want and i always appreciate it zach i always go to the person that gets up early is for this program and you get up really early probably not too much traffic that's the that's the upside here is that what is the state of trump world six months into this presidency go ahead oh the state of trump world is we are kind of surprised to be uniting against him as he takes on the challenge that is the alliance between the democrats the clintons the obama's and the mainstream media and never expected to be behind him with so much solidarity but he is facing an uphill battle and we are seeing that loud and clear ok so here in washington how do you assess it said six months because i and my introduction kind of echoed from what we just heard from zach go ahead. well i don't agree with the liberal portrayal of trump as uniquely nefarious i think it's
wholly inaccurate and it whitewash is the crimes of obama and bush presidencies. we definitely need to have legitimate criticism of trying but sadly the democratic party and the liberal elites are blocking us from doing that with their analysts russia has stereo. you know kind of reflect upon that because you know. because it's my job i have to watch m.s.m. b.c. i have to watch c.n.n. and you know it's almost for me it's fun watchable i'm not learning anything oh i'm all i get is this diatribes you know. i think we're adults here and i think we need to deal with facts and we have to deal with other stories because we don't have a whole lot of facts to grab on except well he had a meeting and then they had a meeting and and that embassy and you know over and over and over again it's rehashing it here i mean how is this doing your party being
a democrat any good go ahead. it's not doing the democrats any good i'm going to quote robert deniro from raging bull i'm disgusted with the two of you is. what's remarkable to me is ok i'm sixty one years old so i grew up. with a journalist father as well and i knew all the great newspaper men in new york city would call the newspaper men the news news people and here would be my advice to c.n.n. and them as n.b.c. report the news you really want to have some compelling shows report the news i don't want to hear a pundit just ramble on endlessly be a story to death there's nothing there anymore i'm now on what my grandmother. at the time. of the year he had but that's the point zach that but that's it that's exactly the point here is that it seems to me and i have some distance quite
literally on this topic it seems to me it's all booming run a boomeranging back at the people that are at war with with donald trump and i don't get me wrong in my viewers and my guess here i'm not you know a dyed in the wool trump supporter i am not i've there's many things that infuriate me about him and many decisions he made i make very much it's agree with but the way the media and the deep state and the democratic party is treating with treating him is just unconscionable and it is damaging to the republican and democratic process and the image of america in the world go ahead zack. well and thank you for showing leadership on this from a media standpoint because the american media has completely dropped the ball not only are they not covering the crimes of the obama administration the clinton campaign the democratic party but they're also the mainstream media basically through the protests the e-mails who were confirmed authentic by john podesta himself the mainstream media has been directed by the former president clinton to
cover the crimes of those two entities to protect them to use the media to shield them from criticism the media should be protecting the american citizens and holding power to account and in fact they're doing the exact opposite where they're running on these ridiculous narratives that are not based on fact when we have thousands upon thousands of protests the e-mails and other leaks that show indisputable proof of pay to play of massive corruption scandals in the american media thinks the americans just don't just are going to ignore this the the media is complicit in the fraud they were directed to help clinton and obama continue his odious warmongering legacy in the media is the a major problem and i thank donald trump for tweeting about the the negative affects of media the d.n.c. fraud lawsuit is exposing the underbelly of the establishment in this country and it is not pretty and we need all americans to stand up to their local media
entities and say why are you not covering the implication of the d.n.c. every american citizen in the world is affected by this matters to their voting in the future every american media and to d. should be reporting on this do to flee not helping the people who told them not to report on it in washington one of the things i think it's very interesting we all know that bernie sanders and his wife have been facing some legal issues here but if we kind of step back a little bit here i get the impression and i'm not going to be the like c.n.n. and fake news i'm going to give you my impression i don't have any facts i'm going to be really honest about that but it seems to me that the democratic establishment is trying to squeeze the most. popular politician in america off the scene and that is bernie sanders here and it seems to me also the clinton clan wants to maintain its strong hold on the democratic party and i think that's not that's not good for the republican not even good for the democrats at the end of the day go ahead here in washington. yeah absolutely i am in complete agreement the democratic
party ever since they're suffering a miserable loss to donald trump they have they have joined with the liberal elites and the corporate media and concocted. this myth of russian interference purely for the office cation of the democratic party's own deficiencies and to rationalize their defeat to tromp of course and at the end of the day it's harming all of us because this does not force the democratic party to change and they have to change the policy the policies that facilitated that trumps rise to leadership rob can you weigh in on them because it seems to me it seems to me that you know pushing this rush a gate when you look at there is a special investigation going on right now that should take its course ok we don't need drip drip drip drip ok. we have molar out there let him do his job here but can you speak to the fact that this russia gate thing is the policy of the
democratic party because it has one goal and that is to deal legitimize donald trump and it's not working and it's and i think we've already mentioned you know it's undoing the legitimacy of the media and it's undoing the the legitimacy of the democratic party i mean they have to simply move on or that this is going to be a crushing blow for them in two thousand and eighteen go ahead. well call donald trump's whole operation i'm going to quote jimmy breslin the great news about of all time the gang that couldn't shoot straight you wrote the book it's a blistering bunch of incompetence there deal of juda modeling themselves so little it agree with you yes let's let the investigation take its course because we have too many journalists and the democrats are trying to be a judge dredd that. will trump is blatantly guilty then let justice take its course because if we follow the rules. of law it's going to take
a couple of years to impeach him if he's wrong what we should be really dealing with is health care right now and i'm going to the movie quotes to today the journal of wire show me the money i want to know who's going to pay for all of this obama lied and said it was a tax or wasn't that it wasn't a tax it's a tax obamacare so is that going to be canceled we have these partisan polarized divisions here between republicans and democrats that are not dealing with this issue properly and you have an angry people we've got a title and it probably can't be taken away and the democrats are botching that they're saying well the republicans should come in with something well work together adamant that obamacare is not looking at all right it's a failure and it's a disaster ok ron this is a perfect time for some real bipartisanship ok and robbins and the democrats could come in like white knights and instead they're blowing it there robin said it is from the left here he's criticizing his own party and the left and i think that
that takes a lot of dignity and i think that's great but let me go to zack here let's say it's put on the other shoe here i mean six months in i'm sorry this should ministration looks like a group of novices you know sophomores ok i don't see them leading i don't see them controlling distillery administration wasn't ok well no i think others won't go but that may be a point but i think that you know when you're being attacked so endlessly you need to start stepping up and reacting to the stories get ahead of stories here let me ask that of zack you before we go to the break here how do you you know my question it was incompetence go ahead zack. look so we've got a serious problem with journalists who have been defending hillary clinton for a long time and it's really interesting to be here with because the pied piper memo that was leaked in the wiki leaks that showed that the democratic party was going to be elevating hillary elevating donald trump as the rival against to protect hillary clinton robb's articles that were out in the huffington post in two
thousand and fifteen even twenty fourteen are totally consistent with that strategy be curious to hear if he was directed in any way to write any of those articles by the clinton campaign or the democratic party because the real onus is on the democratic media to recover from what was exposed what they did to protect hillary clinton before anyone had even voted in the primary election so rob if you have anything to say about that be great because any comments about impeachment anyone is telling us that impeachment is possible when it requires two thirds senate it's a complete nonstarter anyone parroting that line is doing a direct disservice to the country we need to break up big media like we need to break up big banks and anyone who's not talking about the direct threat of a consolidated media to our democracy is part of the problem and they are ignoring that right now ok i'm going to jump in here folks we're going to go to a short break and after that short break we'll continue our discussion on trump world stay with r.c. .
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watching how media works or doesn't work and what did what degree the mainstream is fake and i find it largely fake but something happened in the last few days that really was an eye opener for me i suppose my viewers will not be surprised when i say i'm a big fan of the tucker carlson show on fox i like him very much and he had max blumenthal on and you know what they were smoking a peace pipe i thought they were going to break out singing kumbaya and you know max blumenthal is a man of the hard left and seeing those two men to sit down and have a normal civil conversation. about their agreements and their differences was remarkably refreshing i'm beginning to think a lot of people are beginning to feel the same way go ahead in washington. a well it's definitely a fact that tucker carlson is doing pretty great work right now criticism
criticizing american foreign policy especially on the russian hysteria that i mentioned a few times earlier on the overthrow of gadhafi on syria asking crucial questions like who is going to fill the power vacuum in syria if assad is ousted what's sad is that it's only tucker carlson asking these questions what does that say about the mainstream media what does that say about an american leftist. liberal and leftist media. having somebody like. no no no how many like max blumenthal. minutely huge for a yet says something it's a step in the right direction of how many other anchors on mainstream media on c.n.n. imus n.b.c. fox or are inviting guests like the hard left is like maxwell with all and particularly people who disagree with you that really important here. but i
disagree a lot that's why he's on this program here rob what i think is really interesting i will say go ahead get real quick up before i go to robert i will say that yeah what i will say is that i believe that tucker carlson invited max blumenthal on the show because they agreed on the topics that they were chatting about you're talking. you know one of the interesting things the time putting here is that you we had the neo cons that were in the republican side on the republican now they've moved over embrace the left we have a lot of room republicans and i'm thinking of people like john mccain. and lindsey graham that are very neo con in like and they're moving it leaps ideologically to the new stance of the democrats here and then you have someone like max blumenthal kind of changing his stripes to i mean this is a very interesting make sure that's going on right now it's almost kind of recasting the paradigm in a way and it's all because of donald trump go ahead rob. well i don't know if
you've ever heard my liberal cat or cat categories but i have the same liberals which is me that means you're fiscally responsible kneejerk liberals and complete jerk liberals. and. i think that we we have to be responsible and ask where the money is coming from that that is the simplest thing and i think a big part of the news media and most democrats now are i don't know if they're intractable or unsophisticated or just don't care but they don't seem to understand that somebody has to pay for things and that's what i think he will have to deal with first and foremost whatever we want to introduce a new bill ok well that's that's but see i think that's a really what happened on that go ahead and india go ahead i think that's a really great interesting point to bring up and not about politics i'm so sick of
the republican versus democrat we have a status quo in this country that has money influences politics money influences media and rob i'd be curious if you agree that the media has the same problem as the democratic party where they're listening to the donors and they're not listening to the voters the media strategy is to please people who are paying them not to provide information that's helpful to voters so for example when you were writing articles for the huffington post back in two thousand and fourteen and twenty fifteen telling us why hillary clinton would win it's like is that doing us any service telling us who to vote for why you concerned with getting people to the purist why when the trying to lead those in with a sense that candidate. yeah i saw them and i was like this is a weird red flag it's almost like they're circling the wagons for hillary clinton long before she was designated by the party as the primary nominee while she's raising money at the clinton foundation while employed the state department and aligning all the superdelegates to the hillary victory fund the united states it was such a playground collusion i found it to be very concerned ok let me try to speak like
yours i think that when you are in it's be careful of the word collusion here and that's because we have we have the accused with this right now the accused rob you want to get out of the. what's so interesting about all of this is donald trump have the you know this in many respects rob you know let me lend it let robbie as you're good just let rob answer go ahead he's not also going to put a question i want to make sure he hasn't done for the question all right go ahead zack yes. rob did you were you directed by the clinton campaign or by the d.n.c. to write those pieces about hillary clinton back in the day before anyone had vote in the primary election. i listen to three people me myself and i that's it ok but i'll say this and i've been i guess you know it was just really
interesting one of the times they don't really think i said about donald trump well the media has the problem it's not a right or left that it's the media is one big the media is one big entity that gets paid to deceive the voters so it doesn't really matter right or left republican or democrat listen let me get in the media just take the orders and let me let r.t.c. or go ahead rob go ahead i want to be fair i think i think donald trump donald trump theoretically understood what the voters wanted which is why he was elected i think i don't think there was voter there there was a king in interference hillary didn't get it the democrats missed the boat so did i people were upset they wanted to see the swarm drain that's not going to happen because we have the guy who didn't shoot couldn't shoot straight in donald trump i think four years let me finish i think we're going to have somebody like robert or a real business person that understands the machinations of big business in
washington and could really effectively govern trust may have opened the door he just did it in the muslims in a manner ok so america had in washington jump in and reply go ahead wildly clumsy matter go ahead and yet donald trump and donald trump won because of the ten nine or ten percent of democrats who voted for him these are the same people who voted for obama in two thousand and eight and two thousand and twelve and they actually voted for bernie in the democratic primary and trump won because he talked about t.p. he talked about nafta and the choice between hillary clinton and trump were it was easy for. for the rust belt voters because it was it was a question of do i want to lose my job or do i not want to lose my job so they were not racist as the democratic party likes to portray them as they were just concerned about their economic suffering and. as far as that goes i think that hillary clinton. earlier cartmell comments hillary clinton was chosen way before
two thousand and fourteen so chosen right after she lost to barack obama and her coronation we thought was inevitable in two thousand and sixteen that changed because hillary clinton was overconfident and the democratic party was also arrogant and overcontrol it's good to go back to back in seattle and i think that because i think that they were they were the media and the establishment parties particularly the democrats they just talk to them so they have it's group think in their in their room everybody has the same values it looks down upon conservatives who look down upon the flyovers states they look down on religion they look down on the nucular family that's why i go ahead zach well and that's. that's a really good point but it's not it's gaslighting it's basically them trying to make it seem like it's fine that we've got someone like hillary clinton just rig
the primary with barack obama's blessing in front of us part of the reason trump one was because he's not a politician trump had a middle finger for the democratic establishment he had a middle finger for the republican establishment hit a middle finger for the mainstream media and those are three huge things that have never gotten anywhere near to the presidency before and if anyone thinks that it's you know trump kind of riled and yet he's a millionaire and he's going to make the rich richer and yeah that's a problem but at the same time he was pissing off the republican establishment just as much as he was pissing off the democratic establishment and that is something that a lot of americans feel they can relate to donald trump because he's not a poll. petition and he's not afraid of pissing off the politicians that have gotten us to this point donald trump is yes a product of the peter let me let me give me go to rob here because donald trump in this program has three middle fingers this is interesting go ahead bob. i'm going to agree with much of what zach said but i'm also going to explain the
way the white house in washington works which it seems so many of my colleagues have forgotten ok in the white house we have special advisers to the president deputy adviser the president advisors to the president those are usually whether you whether you're democrat or republican have been populated by the best and the brightest we have to offer donald trump has staffed his apps and depths as we call them with sebastian gorka bond villain. reality show contestant then scott reno former caddy robert shiller bodyguard these are incompetence that haven't the slightest idea how to run a big day let alone the country and this is one of trump's major failings he's used to running a mom and pop store and now he's trying to run a multinational corporation if you will i mean to give you a run that means you're going to do it and he's in
a going to washington going to get washington last twenty seconds here go ahead yeah you mentioned all these incompetent fools quote unquote but i would rather have an incompetent fool in the administration than somebody like dick cheney or hillary clinton that well that's a very very interesting point here maybe it would be better if the soprano family ran the country i don't know where we would have gotten out of clinton would have been a like you know kind of run out of time many thanks to my guests in seattle washington and in new york and thanks to our viewers for watching us here at r.t.c. you next time and remember crosstalk.
i really think that liberal democracy is in deep trouble to do liberal democratic politicians that sort of created their own soul of what matters and they're leaving out more and more in a nod to the store a sense i would say liberal democracy has really reached its limits. in the us a child can choose a nominee course in school. with physicist teachers really don't. recruit will says to if the cadet is interested in going in the military but we don't recruit ourselves and see. the pentagon is funding a program to boost interest in the military among teenagers your chance to step up
to an apollo so that comfortable with yourself. 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 sure video game. it's play and that's because the military like call of duty to turn off call of duty oh yeah or you can turn off your lot of these kids just don't hear. the darker side does the pentagon allow them to be told or does it just need more recruits. a lot of people like to use were the let go small very good analogy but when we
have soul towers on every to every big building when we are going to put these five g. generators on every light pole on every street it is certainly electro small and it's getting worse. my world became smaller and smaller and smaller and tell i ended up living it in a box and in a shielded room way the same person that was helping us to shield found the right material to hold back that particular frequency that was coming in and burning my skin and we built a room it looks like a little foil but it's not it's three layers thick and stuff like a very very fine chicken wire in the middle of it there were days that i didn't know it the sun came up the sun went down in a christmas came around we had christmas inside the cellar room as we like to call it. you know depending on how you look at it could've been really sad but we made the best of it.