The latest political news on ‘With All Due Respect’

The latest political news on ‘With All Due Respect’


ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCED THREE MAJOR JOB PICKS. ONE OF THEM IS MIKE POMPEO TO BE CIA DIRECTOR, WELL RECEIVED BY BOTH PARTIES. THE OTHER TWO PICKS ARE CREATING CONTROVERSY. JEFF SESSIONS FOR THE JOB OF U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL, AND MICHAEL FLYNN FOR WHITE HOUSE NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER. THE FIRST REQUIRES CONFIRMATION, THE SECOND IS NOT. BOTH HAVE RECORDS OF A COMMERCE MEN AND WERE AMONG TRUMP’S EARLIEST SUPPORTERS. THIS IS REWARD FOR THAT LOYALTY, BUT THEY ARE BOTH UNDER FIRE FOR STATEMENTS CONSIDERED RACIALLY CHARGED, A PROBLEM THAT HAS PLAGUED THREE OUT OF THE FIRST FIVE PEOPLE TRUMP WANTS TO HIRE FOR HIS ADMINISTRATION. LET’S START WITH JEFF SESSIONS, DENIED A JUDGESHIP BECAUSE HE MADE INFLAMMATORY STATEMENTS AND DISPARAGE ORGANIZATIONS SUCH AS THE NAACP AND ACLU. ELIZABETH WARREN SAID INSTEAD OF EMBRACING THE BIGOTRY, I URGE PRESIDENT TRUMP TO REVERSE HIS APPARENT DECISION TO NOMINATE SENATOR SESSIONS TO BE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES. IF HE REFUSES, THEN IT WILL FALL TO THE SENATE TO EXERCISE FUNDAMENTAL MORAL LEADERSHIP FOR OUR NATION AND ALL ITS PEOPLE. IT IS RARE TO USE SUCH LANGUAGE. THE DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSMAN FROM SOUTH CAROLINA FOLLOWED WITH HIS OWN SCATHING STATEMENT SAYING, “HIS CIVIL RIGHTS RECORD IS APPALLING AND SHOULD DISQUALIFY HIM FROM SENATE CONFIRMATION.” CABLE NEWS IS SUGGESTING THERE COULD BE A FIGHT OVER SESSIONS.>>HE IS EXPECTED TO BE A MAJOR PLAYER IN ENFORCING DONALD TRUMP’S IMMIGRATION POLICY.>>HE IS A FEARS COMBATANT, A LITTLE PARTISAN.>>TROUBLING GIVEN HIS BACKGROUND.>>ACCUSED OF USING THE IN-WORD AND SAYING THE KKK WAS OK.>>I THINK HE BELIEVES IN THE RULE OF LAW AND WILL PROBABLY GET CONFIRMED. MARK: HE GOT SUPPORT TODAY FROM HIS REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES IN THE SENATE, INCLUDING FLAKE AND LINDSEY GRAHAM. GIVEN THE SENATE RULES, A MAJORITY WOULD CONFIRM SESSIONS, SO IS THIS A GOOD PICK AND HOW CONTROVERSIAL WILL IT BE? DONNY: HE WILL GET CONFIRMED. THREE OUT OF OUR FIVE FIRST PICKS FROM TRUMP HAVE A GENUINE HISTORY OF RACISM OR ANTI-SEMITISM. I WILL ALWAYS TALK ABOUT APPOINTEES, AND TALK ABOUT STEVE BANNON, NOW WE HAVE JEFF SESSIONS. VERY SIMPLE, A HISTORY OF IT. HE DID NOT GET APPOINTED — CONFIRMED AS A FEDERAL JUDGE BECAUSE OF IT. I DON’T KNOW WHEN WE GOT TO THE POINT WHERE SOMEBODY WHO COULD NOT BE THE CEO OF A COMPANY OR A PRINCIPLE OF AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BASED ON THINGS THEY HAVE SAID AND DONE. WE ARE NOW, WELL, BUT, WELL, BUT. POLITICS ASIDE, JUST AS A DAD, I AM DISTURBED AND CONCERN. MARK: YOU SAY HE WILL BE CONFIRMED, AND I SUSPECT HE WILL BE, HE WILL BE PRESENT AT HEARINGS TO EXPLAIN THE STATEMENTS HE HAS MADE IN THE PAST THAT KEPT HIM FROM BEING CONFIRMED. I THINK, AS I HAVE SAID ABOUT BANNON, HE WILL HAVE TO EXPLAIN HIMSELF. I DON’T THINK HIS ANSWERS THAT HE GAVE WILL BE GOOD ENOUGH FOR THIS. I THINK HE WILL HAVE TO GIVE BETTER ANSWERS. WE CAN RUN THROUGH WHAT THESE STATEMENTS ARE, BUT PEOPLE CAN READ ABOUT THEM, HE SAID I DON’T REMEMBER SAYING THAT OR I DID NOT SAY THAT. HE SHOULD NOT BE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES UNLESS HE SHOWS PEOPLE THAT IN HIS HEART THAT WHATEVER HE SAID IN THE PAST, THAT HE BELIEVES IN EQUAL PROTECTION UNDER LAW AND WILL NOT TREAT RELIGIOUS STATEMENTS CASUALLY. HE WILL NOT MAKE THEM HIMSELF. IF HE PERFORMS POORLY IN THE HEARING, HE WILL NOT BE CONFIRMED. DONNY: THERE IS A FACT THAT HATE CRIMES ARE ALREADY UP, PARTICULARLY IN SCHOOLS. HE HAS GIVEN AIR COVER, AND WE WILL TALK ABOUT FLYNN, HAS GIVEN AIR COVER FOR THIS, AND IF WE CAN BEHAVE PROPERLY WITH EACH OTHER, WE — THERE IS AN ALARMING PATTERN HAPPENING HERE. MARK: IT IS STUDYING THAT THEY SEQUENCED THE ANNOUNCEMENTS THIS WAY. STUNNING. DONNY: THE HITS KEEP GETTING BETTER. MOVING ON TO MICHAEL FLYNN. THAT POSITION DOES NOT REQUIRE CONFIRMATION, BUT HE IS TAKING FLAK FOR ANTI-MUSLIM RHETORIC. THE LIEUTENANT GENERAL TWEETED “THE FEAR OF MUSLIMS IS RATIONAL.” HIS CONSULTING BUSINESS HAS REPORTED TIES TO MIDDLE EASTERN COUNTRIES, AND HE TOOK A PAID SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT WITH A RUSSIAN TELEVISION NETWORK. MARK: THE PRESIDENT IS ENTITLED TO SOMEONE WHO HE TRUSTS. IF YOU TOOK THESE CONTROVERSIAL THINGS AWAY, YOU JUST LOOK AT HIS RECORD OF MILITARY SERVICE, THE FACT HE HAS CHALLENGED AUTHORITY, THE FACT THAT DONALD TRUMP TRUST THEM, I THINK HE WOULD BE A GOOD PICK. THERE ARE QUESTIONS ABOUT HIS TEMPERAMENT, AND IF DONALD TRUMP TRUST HIM, DONALD TRUMP’S TEMPERAMENT IS SIMILAR, THESE STATEMENTS MUTTS BE EXPLAINED — MUST BE EXPLAINED. WHEN HE HAS BEEN ASK ABOUT THESE THINGS, HE HAS BEEN EVASIVE. HE SHOULD EXPLAIN FORTHRIGHTLY. HE SHOULD HAVE THE CONFIDENCE OF THE NATION AND NOT HIDE BEHIND THE FACT THAT HE’S NOT REQUIRED TO BE CONFIRMED BY THE SENTIMENT. DONNY: ON TWITTER, HE HAS REACH WE DID FROM PEOPLE, CRAZY ALT RIGHT, HIS SON TWEETING “SO AFRICAN-AMERICANS CAN HAVE BE ET , BUT WHITES CAN HAVE THEIR OWN DATING SITE.” I AM TERRIFIED THAT ONE WEEK INTO A TRUMP PRESIDENCY WE GET ATTACKED BECAUSE THEY WANT AN OVERREACTION. I THINK THE JIHADIST ARE SALIVATING BECAUSE THEY WANT TO GET THE PARTY STARTED, AND WE NEED RESTRAINT. HE IS DOUBLING DOWN. I AM TERRIFIED. I AM NOT INEXPERT. I’M JUST A GUY WHO WATCHES PEOPLE. MARK: ALL RIGHT, THERE WAS LESS ONE CONTROVERSIAL PICK DONALD TRUMP MADE TODAY, MIKE POMPEO TO BE CIA DIRECTOR. HE IS NOT AS PROMINENT OF A FIGURE, BUT HIS RESUME IS IMPRESSIVE, WEST POINT, HARVARD LAW, AND A SEAT ON THE HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE. HE WAS ALSO ON THE COMMITTEE THAT INVESTIGATED THE BENGHAZI, LIBYA ATTACKS, WHERE HE ACCUSED THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION OF A COVER-UP AND WAS ONE OF THE HARSHEST CRITICS OF HILLARY CLINTON.>>WHY WAS HEAVEN AND EARTH NOT MOVED AT THE INITIAL SOUND OF THE GUNS? MAYBE EVEN PUTTING TANKERS IN THE AIR FROM O’CONNELL AIR FORCE BASE? IT WAS CLEAR THAT YOU DID NOT KNOW HOW LONG IT WOULD CONTINUE OR THE RISK WOULD REMAIN.>>CONGRESSMAN, YOU WILL HAVE TO ASK THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT THESE QUESTIONS. MARK: SO, POMPEO DID GET SOME LOVE FROM DEMOCRATS TODAY DESPITE HIS BENGHAZI HEARING PERFORMANCE THAT SOME HAVE CRITICIZED. NANCY SODERBERG, ADAM SCHIFF, BOTH HAD RESERVATIONS ABOUT HIS HARD-NOSED, PARTISAN PATH, BUT CALLED HIM A RESPECTABLE CHOICE.>>POMPEO COULD BE A PERFECTLY FINE CIA DIRECTOR. HE KNOWS THE AGENCY, AND THAT IS A GOOD THING.>>I THINK MIKE IS A BRIGHT GUY, HARD-WORKING, SO HE IS A SOLID PICK. MIKE CAN BE PARTISAN, AS YOU SAW IN THE BENGHAZI HEARINGS, AND HE WILL HAVE TO SET THAT ASIDE, BUT I AM CONFIDENT HE CAN DO THAT AND IS A CAPABLE CHOICE. OF THE THREE TODAY, HE WAS THE MOST SOLID PICK. MARK: GOOD PICK ON THE MERITS AND HOW CONTROVERSIAL WILL HE BE? DONNY: WHEN I WAS HIRING PEOPLE, I STARTED WITH ONE THING, SMART. I LIKE THAT HE IS RELATIVELY FRESH PHASE. HE SEEMS TO HAVE A GREAT REPUTATION. HE SEEMS TO HAVE THE RIGHT DEMEANOR ABOUT HIM. HE STILL THINKS BENGHAZI WAS POLITICIZED. IF IT WAS UP TO HIM, IT WOULD STILL BE GOING ON, BUT I THINK IT IS A GOOD PICK. MARK: IF BEING AN AGGRESSIVE ON BENGHAZI, DONALD TRUMP WOULD BE DISQUALIFIED. I KNEW HE WAS ON INTELLIGENCE, BUT I DID NOT KNOW ABOUT HIS BACKGROUND. IT IS REALLY IMPRESSIVE. IT IS HELPFUL TO HAVE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS IN THE ADMINISTRATION. ONE THING THAT HAS HURT OUR FOREIGN POLICY IS THE FAILURE TO HAVE GOOD BIPARTISAN RELATIONS BETWEEN THE EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE BRANCH. THIS SEEMS LIKE A GOOD PICK. IT IS CURIOUS THAT HE MADE THIS PICK WITHOUT ANNOUNCING WHO SECRETARY OF DEFENSE AND SECRETARY OF STATE WILL BE. YOU WANT A TEAM THAT CAN WORK TOGETHER. DONNY: IT IS HIS MANAGEMENT STYLE. HE LIKES TO PICK PEOPLE AGAINST EACH OTHER AND SEE WHERE THAT MATH LEADS. MARK: I GUESS I DON’T GET THE LOGIC OF CLUSTERING THESE THREE TODAY, BUT MAYBE THERE IS NO LOGIC. DONNY: ERIC SCHNEIDERMAN PUT OUT A STATEMENT SAYING DONALD TRUMP HAS AGREED TO DROP — PAY FRAUD ALLEGATION LAWSUITS RELATED TO HIS TRUMP UNIVERSITY REAL ESTATE SEMINARS. THIS WAS A BIG ISSUE DURING THE CAMPAIGN, AND TRUMP TOUTED HIMSELF AS SOMEONE WHO WOULD RATHER FIGHT LITIGATION. MARK, WHAT DOES IT SAY THAT HE SETTLED THIS CASE? MARK: IT IS A BIG SURPRISE TO ME. HE SAID HE WOULD NEVER SETTLE. TO ME, IT IS A GOOD SIGN. DONALD TRUMP IS SOMEONE WHO NOT IN THE PAST LOOKED AT THE KIND OF DISTRACTIONS A NORMAL PRESIDENT WOULD SEE AND SAY WE HAVE TO GET RID OF THIS, ATTACKING JOHN MCCAIN, ATTACKING MEGYN KELLY. THIS IS POTENTIALLY A GOOD SIGN. HE NEEDS TO BE LESS ENCUMBERED AS PRESIDENT FROM DISTRACTION. THIS TO ME IS ASSIGNED TODAY THAT MAYBE HE GETS THAT HE NEEDS TO CLEAR THE DECKS. DONNY: HE SAYS WHEN YOU SETTLE, YOU LOST. NO, YOU MADE A BUSINESS DECISION. LET’S SAY THERE WAS SOME REALLY NASTY STUFF IN THERE, CERTAINLY NOT GOOD FOR HIS PRESIDENCY. EVEN IF HE FELT HE WOULD BE EXONERATED, IT WAS STILL THE RIGHT THING TO DO. EVEN IF IT COST HIM $25 MILLION, HE HAS TO GET THIS OUT OF THE WAY. YOU HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO GET IT OUT OF THE WAY, AND I THINK YOU DID THE RIGHT THING. MARK: BASED ON THE NEWS REPORTING THAT WAS DONE ON THIS, HE OF THOSE PEOPLE SOME MONEY. THAT UNIVERSITY WAS A SCAM IN MANY WAYS, AND WHILE IT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN AS WORTHLESS AS THE CRITICS SAID, HE OF THOSE PEOPLE SOME MONEY. ALL RIGHT, COMING UP, A PREVIEW OF DONALD TRUMP’S WEEKEND GETAWAY PLANS AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOUR WEEKEND TRAFFIC AND WEATHER TOGETHER RIGHT AFTER THIS. ♪ ♪>>THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT YOU JUST CAN IMAGINE HAPPENING IN YOUR LIFE. THIS IS ONE OF THEM. BEING IN DONALD TRUMP’S MAGNIFICENT HOTEL AND HAVING HIS ENDORSEMENT IS A DELIGHT. I AM SO HONORED AND PLEASED TO HAVE HIS ENDORSEMENT, AND OF COURSE I’M LOOKING FOR THE ENDORSEMENT OF THE PEOPLE OF NEVADA. MARK: THAT WAS MITT ROMNEY IN 2012 EXCEPTING THE ENDORSEMENT OF ONE DONALD J. TRUMP. WE TALKED ABOUT DONALD TRUMP’S PLANNED TÊTE-À-TÊTE WITH MITT ROMNEY. THE MEETING IS ON. SEVERAL SOURCES SAY THIS IS NOT FOR SHOW AND WILL BE A SERIOUS DISCUSSION ABOUT A POSSIBLE CABINET POSITION, SECRETARY OF STATE MOST MENTION. SO FAR, THE REACTION TO THE PROSPECT OF MITT ROMNEY AS SECRETARY OF STATE HAS BEEN MET WITH VERY FAVORABLE VIEWS, INCLUDING CAPITOL HILL, THOUGH ONE SOURCE SAID THIS MEETING IS IN FACT JUST FOR SHOW. I’M NOT SURE WHERE IT STANDS, BUT AS I SAID, THE REACTIONS HAVE BEEN POSITIVE, SO WHAT IS YOUR GOT ON WHETHER THIS IS REAL AND WHETHER HE MIGHT END UP WITH THE JOB? DONNY: SOMEONE VERY HIGH UP TOLD ME IT WAS VERY REAL. THEY WERE VERY EXCITED ABOUT IT. WE TALKED ABOUT THIS YESTERDAY. THIS WOULD BE SUCH A TREMENDOUS GESTURE, PUT SO MANY PEOPLE AT EASE. THE GODZILLA FACTOR KEEPS GOING UP. SOME VERY SCARY FIGURES. A GUY LIKE ROMNEY, HIS BIGGEST DEFICIT WAS HIS CALM. IT WOULD GIVE A LOT OF PEOPLE PAUSE, COMFORT, AND IF IT IS JUST FOR SHOW, A HEAD FAKE, THAT IS MARK: FRIGHTENING IN AND OF ITSELF. IF HE PICKS SOMEONE DON’T — MARK: IF HE DOESN’T PICK SOMEONE THAT PEOPLE ARE COMFORTABLE, IT WILL BE A PROBLEM. I CAN’T TELL YOU HOW WELL PEOPLE HAVE REACTED, DEMOCRATS, REPUBLICANS, FOREIGN-POLICY TYPES, AND THE REALITY IS MITT ROMNEY IS NOT SOFT ON FOREIGN-POLICY. HE IS AGGRESSIVE ON FOREIGN-POLICY. HIS VIEWS DEVIATE FROM DONALD TRUMP’S, BUT NOT THE FUNDAMENTAL ONES. DONNY: HE WAS THE FIRST ONE TO SAY CORRECTLY THAT RUSSIA IS OUR GEOPOLITICAL ENEMY. THE REASON IT FEELS SO GOOD AS WE ARE DEALING WITH SUCH AN UNKNOWN NOW. EVERYWHERE WE GO, WOW, THAT SMELLS KIND OF FUNKY, AND TO PUT SOMEONE IN THERE, OK, HE’S A GROWN UP. HE IS SMART. HE HAS BEEN AROUND. IT IS COMFORTABLE. MARK: IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE WHAT KIND OF REPORTING COMES OUT OF THE MEETING. IF TRUMP WANTS TO PICK HIM, HE WILL PICK HIM PRETTY SOON. DONNY: MY ONLY QUESTION IS, IF HE IS NOT GOING TO PICK HIM, IF HE WAS GOING TO PICK THEM, IT WOULD BE A SURPRISE. MARK: COMING UP, WE WILL SHOW YOU HOW DONALD TRUMP’S MEETING WITH THE JAPANESE PRIME MINISTER WAS COVERED IN JAPAN, RIGHT AFTER THIS. ♪ ♪ DONNY: IT HAS BEEN A MADHOUSE AT TRUMP TOWER. REPORTERS ARE WATCHING THE PEOPLE GO UP AND DOWN THOSE GILDED ELEVATORS. WE WENT OVER TO GET A SENSE OF WHAT IT IS LIKE AT A TRUMP STAKEOUT. THIS IS HOW THE MEDIA IS COPING.>>I AM HERE AT THE TRUMP TOWER TO LEARN ALL THE NEW RULES ON HOW THE PRESS CAN COVER DONALD TRUMP. RULE NUMBER ONE, LIVE SHOTS MUST BE ACROSS THE STREET. I AM PRESS. CAN I COME THROUGH HERE? CAN’T GO THIS WAY.>>AS WE WERE WALKING DOWN FIFTH AVENUE, WE SAW ALL THE PRESS VANS. IT HIT US LIKE, THIS IS WHY THE THEY ARE HERE.>>IT IS A PUBLIC SPACE, TERRORISTS, FOREIGN DIGNITARIES, COPS, BIG GUNS, TRUMP AMERICA, RIGHT?>>WE HAD TO GO THROUGH SOME SECURITY.>>A BUNCH OF PRESS WERE CAMPED OUT WAITING TO SEE WHO IS WHO AND IF ANYONE IMPORTANT IS COMING.>>COULD BE A CELEBRITY, COULD BE A TOURIST FROM OKLAHOMA.>>ARE THERE ANY RULES?>>KNOW, AND THERE IS A LOT OF US HERE. ONE REPORTER WAS TRYING TO SIT ON THE FLOOR, AND THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED TO. THERE IS AN ADEQUATE SEATING.>>ARE YOU USING STARBUCKS WI-FI?>>YES, BLAZING FAST WI-FI BECAUSE OF STARBUCKS. ♪ MARK: NEW YORKERS THINK WE ARE THE CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE, AND IN SOME WAYS, WE ARE. THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT CITY IN THE MOST IMPORTANT COUNTRY, AND THE PRESS IS GRAPPLING WITH LOGISTICS THERE. IT IS UNTENABLE. DONNY: IT IS. HERE IS THE REALITY. I’M TALKING AFTER THE INAUGURATION, I’M HEARING THAT DONALD TRUMP IS THREE KING ABOUT — IS THINKING ABOUT SPENDING WEEKENDS HERE. IT IS NOT BUILT FOR THIS. HE HAS AN OBLIGATION TO NEW YORK CITY AND HIS VOTERS. ONCE AGAIN, YOU COME HERE ONCE IN A WHILE, BUT THIS CANNOT BE HIS HOME AWAY FROM HOME. MARK: NOT A SKYSCRAPER IN THE HEART OF MIDTOWN MANHATTAN. IT IS NOT JUST DISRUPTIVE AND A SECURITY PROBLEM, BUT IT IS NOT A RATIONAL THING. THERE IS NOTHING SENSIBLE ABOUT IT, EXCEPT HE WANTS TO BE HOME. ALL RIGHT, PRESIDENT ELECT HAS FIELDED CONGRATULATORY CALLS FROM ALL OVER THE PLANET. YESTERDAY, HE HELD HIS FIRST FACE-TO-FACE MEETING WITH A FOREIGN LEADER, WITH THE LUCKY OR SKILLFUL JAPANESE PRIME MINISTER SHINZO ABE. WE COULD SHOW YOU HOW THE U.S. NETWORKS COVER THAT TV SIT DOWN, BUT WE WERE MORE INTERESTED IN HOW IT IS PERCEIVED ABROAD, SO LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT TRUMP JAPAN STYLE.>>IN ORDER TO MEET, PRIME MINISTER ABE ARRIVES, WE HAVE OUR REPORTER LIVE IN FRONT OF TRUMP TOWER. PRIME MINISTER ABE HAS JUST APPEARED, HEADING TO TRUMP TOWER FOR THE FIRST FACE-TO-FACE MEETING. ONSIDE CAMERAS CAPTURED A HORIZONTAL LONG BOX WRAPPED WITH A RIBBON. COULD IT BE A PRESIDENT FOR MR. TRUMP? WHAT COULD BE IN THE MYSTERIOUS LONG BOX. MEDIA COVERAGE WAS NOT PERMITTED. FURTHERMORE COME THE TIME AND PLACE OF THE MEETING WERE OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED BY MR. TRUMP ONLY AFTER THE PRIME MINISTER DEPARTED JAPAN, ADDING TO THE LIST OF UNUSUAL ARRANGEMENTS REQUESTED. AFTER SEEING WHEN PRIME MINISTER ABE SHOOK DONALD TRUMP’S HAND, INTERIORS ARE ADORNED IN GOLD, THIS IS DONALD TRUMP’S RESIDENCE.>>I HAVE BEEN CONVINCED THAT PRESIDENT-ELECT MR. TRUMP IS DEFINITELY A LEADER THAT CAN BE TRUSTED. THAT I CAN TRUST. MARK: VERY BIG DRAMA OR A GATO TO OUR COLLEAGUE HELPING US TO TRANSLATE THAT NEWS COVERAGE. I THINK DONALD TRUMP’S PERSONALITY GIVES HIM A CHANCE TO HAVE INSTANT RAPPORT WITH FOREIGN LEADERS. DONNY: ABSOLUTELY. INTERESTING. THIS IS A WORLDWIDE CELEBRITY BECOMING A PRESIDENT, AND EVEN WORLD LEADERS GET TAKEN WITH CELEBRITIES. TRUMP HAS THIS WAY, AFTER THE IOWA PRIMARY, HE CALLED TO THANK ME FOR PREDICTING IT. BY THE END OF THE CONVERSATION, I AM SAYING, HOW CAN I HELP YOU, BUDDY? HE IS A CHARMING GUY, HUGE PRESENCE, AND I THINK THAT IS WILL SERVE HIM WELL. MARK: THERE ARE TWO PEOPLE WHO LIKE HIM AND 98 DON’T, AND HE TALKS TO THE TWO WHO LIKE HIM. WORLD LEADERS, AS YOU SAID, NOT JUST BECAUSE HE IS FAMOUS. HE HAS A BIG PERSONALITY. WHY DID HILLARY CLINTON SAY SHE WENT TO DONALD TRUMP’S WEDDING, BECAUSE HE IS FUN TO BE AROUND. DONNY: IF YOUR BARACK OBAMA IT’S LIKE YOU’RE THE KID IN THE ROOM. HE IS A GUY WHO FILLS UP A ROOM. HE IS PRESOLD. I THINK HIS STATUS IN THAT WAY HELPS HIM. MARK: A LOT OF THESE WORLD LEADERS ARE UNSETTLED NOW. WHEN THEY GET IN THE ROOM WITH HIM AND SEE THAT HE IS A CALM PRESENCE — AHEAD OF MITT ROMNEY’S MEETING WITH DONALD TRUMP, WE WILL CHECK IN WITH SOME REPORTERS WHO COVERED HIS 2012 RACE RIGHT AFTER THIS. ♪ JOHN: WE’RE JOINED NOW BY PHIL ROCKER. WE HAVE SCOTT LEHIGH. LET ME START WITH YOU. JUST FROM YOUR REPORTING, A SCALE FROM ONE TO 10. WHERE ARE WE ON ROMNEY?>>MAY BE A FOUR OR A FIVE. IT DOESN’T SEEM VERY FIRM. SOMETHING COULD HAPPEN. MY UNDERSTANDING IT IS MORE GENERAL CONVERSATION. HE WANTED HIS ADVICE ON THE TRANSITION TO POWER. THEY ARE GOING TO DISCUSS THE POSITION OF SECRETARY OF STATE. WE WILL SEE IF TRUMP ACTUALLY DECIDES TO EVEN OFFER HIM THE JOB.>>I AM SURE YOU DID NOT COVER OUR NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR. HOW DO YOU IMAGINE A TEMPERAMENT LIKE ROMNEY, THOSE PERSONAS WORKING TOGETHER?>>NOT PARTICULARLY WELL. THEY HAVE DIFFERENT APPROACHES. THEY HAVE DIFFERENT PATTERNS OF BEHAVIOR AND VIEWS ON ISSUES LIKE MUSLIMS FOR EXAMPLE. IF ROMNEY WERE TO BE SECRETARY OF STATE HE WOULD TRY TO BE CEREBRAL AND DIPLOMATIC. THAT WOULD BE A CLASH WITH THE NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR. I DO NOT KNOW HOW THEY WOULD WORK THAT OUT. ROMNEY IN 2012 SIDED RUSSIA AS OUR NUMBER ONE GEOPOLITICAL FOE. CLEARLY THERE IS A DISSENT DISAGREEMENT — THERE IS A DISAGREEMENT. MARK: WHAT ABOUT HIS BACKGROUND, HIS INTEREST WOULD MAKE HIM WANT TO GIVE UP THE GRANDKIDS AND TRAVEL THE GLOBE AS SECRETARY OF STATE?>>IT SEEMS TO ME WHAT THEY ARE DOING IS OFFERING AND ALL OF BRANCH TO THE ESTABLISHMENT WING OF THE PARTY BY BRINGING IN PEOPLE FOR MEETINGS. IT IS HARD TO SEE HOW TEMPERAMENT ALI — TEMPERAMENTALLY, WHAT HE THINGS ABOUT RUSSIA AND WHAT DONALD TRUMP THINGS ABOUT RUSSIA. TRUMP THINGS THAT GLOBAL WARMING IS A HOAX. MITT ROMNEY HAS FLIP AND FLOP A FEW TIMES BUT THE LAST SPEECH HE GAVE, HE SAID IT WAS A SERIOUS PROBLEM WE HAD TO ADDRESS. I CANNOT SEE IT HAPPENING. MARK: I HEAR YOUR POINT OF VIEW. BUT I ASK THIS QUESTION, YOU ARE TELLING ME IF DONALD TRUMP OFFERS IT TO HIM HE WILL TURN IT DOWN?>>I CAN’T SEE DONALD TRUMP SAYING TO HIM GIVEN HIS VIEW OF RUSSIA AND GLOBAL WARMING, I DON’T SEE WHY HE WOULD OFFER IT TO HIM? MARK: HIS CABINET IS GOING TO HAVE PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT THE — FREE TRADE, WHO SUPPORT NATO AS IT STANDS. YOU SAY THESE ARE FUNDAMENTAL.>>I THINK THAT THE VIEW ON RUSSIAN IS SO DIAMETRICALLY OPPOSED, YOU CAN’T HAVE A FOREIGN-POLICY TEAM THAT HAS COMPLETELY OPPOSITE VIEWS ON WHAT OUR NATION’S RELATIONSHIP OR POSTURE TOWARDS RUSSIA SHOULD BE. HE SEES RUSSIA AS A STRATEGIC PARTNER. I DON’T SEE HOW YOU RECONCILE THAT. I DON’T THINK IT IS ONE OF THOSE DIFFERENCES YOU CAN MEET IN THE MIDDLE. DONNY: I WANT TO GO BACK TO YOU ON FLYNN. HE WAS FIRED FOR CONTENTIOUS MANAGEMENT STYLE. IN THE INSIDE BASEBALL ON WHAT HE WAS LIKE?>>THERE WAS A CHANGE IN HIS BEHAVIOR BASED ON WHAT HIS FORMER COLLEAGUES SAY. HE WAS A DECORATED INTELLIGENCE OFFICER AND REGARDED AS HIGHLY CREDIBLE AND GOOD AT HIS JOB. HIS BEHAVIOR CHANGED IN THE LAST FEW YEARS, ESPECIALLY SINCE HE LEFT THE GOVERNMENT. HE HAS GRAVITATED TO THESE FRENCH ELEMENTS. HIS TWITTER FEED IS LIKE DONALD TRUMP’S TWITTER FEED ON STEROIDS. IT IS A LOT OF BREITBART ARTICLES AND CONSPIRACY THINGS YOU WOULD NOT EXPECT FROM A THREE-STAR GENERAL WITH THE KIND OF BACKGROUND THAT HE HAD.>>MARK: ANY SENSE OF ARE OTHER PEOPLE IN DONALD TRUMP SCAMPI WAR VIEWING THIS AS A POSITIVE AND REAL PROSPECT THAN OTHERS?>>IT IS UNCLEAR TO GET INFORMATION THAT IS REAL ABOUT WHERE DONALD TRUMP’S HEAD IS ON THIS. PEOPLE AROUND HIM HAVE BEEN SAYING THIS IS NOT REAL. BUT IT COULD BE. THERE IS POTENTIAL HERE. THEY ARE GOING TO BE DISCUSSING SOMETHING. I THINK YOU WERE THERE A A YEAR AND A HALF AGO, HE DID A SLIDESHOW PRESENTATION ABOUT FOREIGN POLICY, ABOUT HOW HE WOULD REORGANIZE FOGGY BOTTOM. THIS IS SOMETHING HE HAS GIVEN THOUGHT TO. HIS FRIENDS TELL ME HE IS INTERESTED IN GETTING BACK INTO GOVERNMENT SERVICE. SECRETARY IS THE ONE JOB HE WOULD WANT. MARK: DO YOU THINK HE WILL STAY SUPPORTIVE OF THE ADMINISTRATION OR IF HE IS NOT INSIDE HE IS GOING TO BE A CRITIC?>>I THINK HE WILL TRY TO BE A RESPONSIBLE, BRING TRUMP INTO MORE WHAT MET THINKS OF AS RESPONSIBLE REPUBLICANISM RATHER THAN TOWARD THE FRENCH ELEMENTS WHERE HE SEEMS TO LEAN. I THINK MITT WOULD SAY LET ME TRY TO MOLD THIS GUY, BE SUPPORTIVE AND NUDGE HIM TOWARDS THE POLICY HE THINKS IS PRUDENT. DONNY: YOU HAVE BEEN GREAT. THANK YOU. WE WILL BRING IN SOME COOL STRATEGISTS SNACK. — STRATEGISTS NEXT. YOU CAN LISTEN US ON THE RADIO. WE WILL BE RIGHT BACK. ♪ MARK: WE’RE JOINED NOW BY A REPUBLICAN STRATEGIST IN OUR NATION’S CAPITAL. ADAM HODGES THE COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR FOR THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE. AND DAVE, FROM JEB BUSH’S CAMPAIGN. I CONTINUE WITH MY OF SESSION WHETHER MITT ROMNEY WILL BE SECRETARY OF STATE. DOES THE PROSPECT MAKE SENSE TO YOU?>>IT MAKES A LOT SENSE. IT WOULD SEND AN AMAZING MESSAGE TO THE WORLD, A COMFORTING MESSAGE WHICH IS SHOOK UP A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THIS ELECTION. I THINK IT WOULD MAKE A LOT OF SENSE. HE HAS A DENSE — DEEP AND ABIDING SENSE OF HISTORY. HE BELIEVES IN THE GOODNESS AND AMERICA, AND THE GOODNESS AMERICA REPRESENTS TO THE WORLD WHEN IT IS STRONG. I HAVE NO IDEA IF IT WOULD HAPPEN. HIS LOVE OF COUNTRY WOULD MOTIVATE HIM TO LISTEN TO THE CONVERSATION, TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK AND SEE IF IT WOULD BE A GOOD FIT. I THINK IT WOULD BE A GENIUS STROKE TO BRING IN GOVERNOR ROMNEY. MARK: MY GUESS IS WHEN WE DISCUSS THE PICKS TODAY YOU ARE NOT GOING TO BE BIG FANS. HOW WOULD YOU FEEL?>>I WOULD LOVE TO BE A FLY ON THE WALL FOR THAT FIRST MEETING IN THE OVAL OFFICE BETWEEN THE TWO OF THEM. OR WHEN DONALD TRUMP AND MITT ROMNEY GO BACK-AND-FORTH ABOUT THE TERRIBLE THINGS THEY SAID ABOUT EACH OTHER A FEW SHORT MONTHS AGO. I THINK THAT IS GOING TO BE TOUGH. MARK: AS AN AMERICAN AND CONCERNED ABOUT AMERICA’S FUTURE, WILL YOU WELCOME MITT ROMNEY?>>MR. TRUMP WOULD BE BEST SERVED HAVING AS MANY ADULTS IN THE ROOM AS HE CAN GET. MITT ROMNEY HAS HIS OWN CHALLENGES FROM HIS PAST, AND HIS OWN RECORD THAT I THINK WOULD DEEPLY CONCERNING A LOT OF THE FOLKS ON OUR SIDE. WE WILL HAVE TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS WITH HIS NOMINATION AND HIS CONFIRMATION. PEOPLE WILL HAVE SOME TOUGH QUESTIONS. MARK: IF DONALD TRUMP SAID SHOULD I PICK MITT ROMNEY WHAT WOULD YOU TELL HIM?>>I WOULD SAY YES. JEFF SESSIONS IS GOING TO BE THE MOST POWERFUL ATTORNEY GENERAL WE HAVE HAD. THAT IS A GREAT FIND FOR CONSERVATIVES. WE’RE GOING TO HAVE AN ATTORNEY GENERAL UNDERSTANDS OUR ISSUES AND HAS THE AIR OF THE PRESIDENT. OR SOMEONE LIKE MITT ROMNEY NAMED SECRETARY OF STATE IS ANOTHER GREAT FIND FOR SECRETARY OF STATE LOOKING FOR THE DECISIONS PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP MAKES. I ALSO THINK IT IS A POWERFUL MESSAGE WITHIN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. WE CRITICIZED OUR NOMINEE. HILLARY CLINTON HAD ALL OF THESE SCANDALS. DEMOCRATS WOULD NEVER CRITICIZE HER. TO COME TOGETHER WITH SOMEONE WHO CRITICIZED HIM QUITE STRONGLY WOULD BE A POWERFUL MESSAGE, THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS GOING TO LEAD THIS COUNTRY AND WILL HELP AMERICANS FIX SOME OF THESE PROBLEMS. DONNY: I WANT TO SHIFT GEARS TO YOUR PARTY. IT IS A 1-4 CHANCE RHEINGOLD IS UP AGAINST PELOSI. I WOULD GIVE IT TO HIM. DEMOCRATS NEED SOME FRESH FACES. THE COACH FROM YOU HAVE TO MOVE THE COACH OUT. I THINK SHE HAS DONE A GREAT JOB. ONE COULD ARGUE ON FRESHNESS ALONE THEY NEED FRESH FACES THERE. QUITE SHE HAS BEEN THE MOST TENACIOUS FIGHTER FOR OUR PARTY. I WOULD LISTEN TO WHAT THE PRESIDENT SAID HIMSELF. THAT WE WOULD NOT HAVE GOTTEN HEALTH CARE DONE WITHOUT NANCY PELOSI. WE NEED A LOT OF STRONG LEADERS TO CONTINUE THE FIGHT IN THE NEXT CONGRESS. THE HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS IS GOING TO MAKE THEIR CHOICE. THERE CAN BE NO QUESTION ABOUT WHAT KIND OF A FIGHTER SHE HAS BEEN FOR OUR PARTY.>>THIS IS A GREAT EXAMPLE. HILLARY CLINTON HAD SCANDAL AFTER SCANDAL. SHE WAS A WEEK NOMINEE EVEN IN THE PRIMARY AND STOMACH — DEMOCRATS PUSHED EVERYONE OUT TO MAKE SURE THAT HILLARY CLINTON HAD TO BE THE NOMINEE. WHEN SCANDAL AFTER SCANDAL HIT HER IN THE GENERAL ELECTION NANCY PELOSI TO WAS THERE SAYING WE HAVE TO STAND BY HILLARY CLINTON. NO ONE CAN POSSIBLY CRITICIZE HER. THAT IS WHY THEY ARE IN THE POSITION THEY ARE IN AT THE WHITE HOUSE AND DOWN BALLOT WHERE REPUBLICANS HAVE THE CONGRESS, 31 STATES, AND DEMOCRATS ARE LEFT WITH FIVE.>>I WANT ADAM TO RESPOND. THERE IS THAT ARGUMENT.>>I THINK WHAT WE NEED IS AS MANY CHAMPIONS AND FIGHTERS AS WE CAN HAVE WITH US IN THE U.S. CONGRESS. I THINK NANCY PELOSI HAS BEEN THAT LEADER THROUGHOUT HER CAREER. I THINK I’D IS THE PEOPLE WE ARE GOING TO NEED STANDING UP TO MR. TRUMP IN THE NEXT ADMINISTRATION. DONNY: LET’S SWITCH BACK TO SECRETARY OF STATE. LET’S ASSUME MITT ROMNEY DOES NOT GET IT. GIVE HIM THREE GOOD PICKS.>>GOSH. MAYBE GENERAL PETRAEUS. LINDSEY GRAHAM. NIKKI HALEY. I THINK WE HAVE TO HAVE AN ADULT. HE ONLY HAS SO MANY PEOPLE IN THE INNER CIRCLE. HE LOOKS LIKE HE IS PUTTING PEOPLE IN JOBS ALREADY. YOU HAVE SESSIONS ALREADY LINED UP. HE IS GOING TO HAVE TO EXPAND OUTSIDE OF HIS CIRCLE. WE NEED SOME FRESH FACES A ROUTE MR. TRUMP — AROUND MR. TRUMP. HE IS CAPABLE OF BRINGING IN DIVERSE OPINIONS AND LISTENING. HE IS SHOWING HIMSELF AT THIS POINT TO BE OPEN TO TALKING TO A LOT OF PEOPLE HE HAS NOT TALKED TO THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS. IT WAS A TOUGH CAMPAIGN. IF HE CAN MOVE INTO A NEW DIRECTION, AND BRING IN SOME IDEAS AND DEBATE, WITH MAYBE A DIFFERENT WORLDVIEW, WE COULD HAVE A SUCCESSFUL FOREIGN POLICY GOING FORWARD. MORE SUCCESSFUL THAN WE HAVE HAD. MARK: WHY SHOULD SOMEONE LIKE JEFF SESSIONS WHO COULD NOT BE CONFIRMED BY THE SENATE BE MADE ATTORNEY GENERAL?>>THAT TALKING POINT HAS GOTTEN SO SILLY. THIS IS BACK ON THE DEMOCRATS WERE TESTING THEIR STRATEGY. THEY BLOCKED BORK. THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRATS HAVE BEEN DOING BACK THEN. CALLING THEM RACIST. NOT MUCH HAS CHANGED BY THE WAY. IT WAS NOT A GOOD STRATEGY THEN. JEFF SESSIONS IS A WELL-LIKED SENATOR. IT IS GOING TO BE HARD FOR THE SENATORS WHO HAVE WORKED FOR HIM FOR YEARS TO SUDDENLY SAY WE ARE NOT CONFIRMING HIM.>>I THINK YOU LOOK AT THE RECORD OF MR. SESSIONS, THAT WAS NOT BORKING. THERE WERE SERIOUS CONCERNS RAISED ABOUT HIS TEMPERAMENT AND THE THINGS QUITE FRANKLY — >>HE PROSECUTED THE LEADER OF THE KKK.>>HE ALSO SAID THE KKK, HE WAS OK WITH THEM UNTIL HE SAID THEY FOUND MARIJUANA.>>HE MADE A JOKE. SARCASM IS LOST. MARK: IS THE DNC GOING TO SPEND MONEY AND MOBILIZE IN THE GRASSROOTS BASE TO STOP SESSIONS FROM BEING CONFIRMED.>>YOU ARE GOING TO SEE US FIGHT AS AGGRESSIVELY AS WE CAN. WE CAN’T, AFTER THE PROGRESS WE HAVE MADE UNDER MR. OBAMA,, WE CANNOT AFFORD TO TURN BACK THE CLOCK TO MR. SESSIONS WHO WOULD GO BACK 50 YEARS. LOOK AT HIS RECORD AND THE THINGS HE HAS FOUGHT AGAINST. IT IS NO SURPRISE MR. TRUMP WOULD PAY CAM TO BE HIS ATTORNEY — PICK HIM TO BE HIS ATTORNEY GENERAL. HE IS NOT SOMEONE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE CAN TRUST TO BE THERE ATTORNEY GENERAL. MARK: THANK YOU.>>HE SHOULD NOT BE CONFIRMED. MARK: THANK YOU. THANK YOU. EMILY JANE FOX TALKS ABOUT DONALD TRUMP’S SON-IN-LAW NEXT. ♪ DONNY: ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN DONALD TRUMP’S CAMPAIGN IS MARRIED TO HIS DAUGHTER. WE ARE JOINED WITH A STAFF WRITER FROM VANITY FAIR, EMILY JANE FOX. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. YOU HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING JEROD AND IVANKA FOR A WHILE. YOUR PIECES WERE ABOUT THE WALL BREAKING DOWN AROUND IVANKA. DESCRIBE HIM AS A GUIDE. ALL WE HEAR — AS A GUY.>>I AM STRUGGLING TO UNDERSTAND WHO JEROD IS. HE IS MILD-MANNERED. VERY NICE. WELL BRED. I THINK THE ASSUMPTION IS HE IS NOT THE SHARPEST TOOL IN THE BOX. DONNY: THAT IS NOT THE ASSUMPTION.>>THAT IS WHAT I AM FINDING OUT. HIS FATHER GIVE A LARGE DONATION TO GET HIM INTO HARVARD. HIS GRADES WERE NOT STELLAR BEFORE THEN. HE TOOK OVER HIS FATHER’S BUSINESS WHEN HIS FATHER WAS BEHIND BARS. NOW HE WOUND UP — DONNY: THERE IS A 11 YEAR. PERIOD.>>THERE WASN’T THAT MUCH TIME BETWEEN WHEN HE STARTED RUNNING THE KUSHNER COMPANY. THE OBSERVER WAS A PLAY TO GET HIM IN NEW YORK SOCIETY AND TAKE OVER THE S THAT HAD — TAKE OVER THE PRESS AHEAD TAKEN DOWN HIS FAMILY. MARK: MOST OF HIS FRIENDS DID NOT VOTE FOR DONALD TRUMP.>>JARED KUSHNER WAS A DEMOCRAT. I THINK THEIR SOCIAL CIRCLE IS VERY SMALL. THEY ARE A VERY INSULAR COUPLE. THEY ARE NOT YOUR TYPICAL 30-YEAR-OLD COUPLE, OUT SOCIALIZING WITH OTHER 34-YEAR-OLDS. THEY ARE WITH THEIR FAMILY. THEY SPENT A LOT OF TIME TOGETHER. THEY HAVE THREE YOUNG CHILDREN. THIS IS NOT REALLY A SOCIAL SCENE COUPLE. THIS IS A FAMILY GOAL ORIENTED COUPLE. MARK: WITH YOUNG KIDS.>>THREE YOUNG KIDS. THEY JUST HAD A BABY IN THE SPRING. DONNY: THERE IS A GREAT TRAGEDY HEAR THAT A LOT OF THIS IS ABOUT HIM RETRIBUTION BE ON THE CHRISTIE’S TOUGH TO RECLAIM THAT NAME KUSHNER. HE WAS AFFECTED BY HIS DAD GOING TO PRISON. HOW MUCH BEHIND THIS — >>ONE PERSON I SPOKE TO SAID THE ULTIMATE GOAL HERE IS TO GET A PARDON FOR HIS FATHER. HE USED TO VISIT HIM EVERY SINGLE WEEKEND. THE FACT THAT HE OUSTED CHRISTIE AND ALL OF THE CHRISTIE ALLIES IN THE TRANSITION TELLS YOU A LITTLE BIT ABOUT HOW SERIOUS HE IS. MARK: PEOPLE HAVE TAKEN PAINS TO SAY THAT WAS IN HIS DOING. YOUR REPORTING SUGGESTS OTHERWISE.>>MY REPORTING DOES SUGGEST OTHERWISE. DONALD IS HIS OWN MAN AT THE END OF THE DAY. HE HAS A LOT OF PEOPLE IN HIS EAR. JARED KUSHNER IS A LOUD VOICE AND THAT HERE. YOU HEAR REPORTS OF A CIVIL WAR WITHIN THE CAMPAIGN. MARK: DOES HE WANT TO GO TO WASHINGTON BECAUSE HE IS AMBITIOUS, HE WANTS TO HELP HIS FATHER IN LAW?>>SOME PEOPLE SAY HE WANTS THE PROXIMITY TO POWER WHICH IS INTOXICATING. OTHER PEOPLE SAY HE IS JUST A LOYAL FAMILY GUY, AND HIS FATHER IN LAW — IT IS SO EARLY. WE WILL SEE. I DON’T THINK ANYONE IS CLEAR ON WHAT THE MOTIVATIONS ARE. DONNY: THANK YOU. WE WILL BE RIGHT BACK. ♪ DONNY: KEEP REFRESHING BLOOMBERG POLITICS.COM. THAT IS WHERE YOU WILL FIND ALL OF DONALD TRUMP’S WHITE HOUSE MOVES. MARK WAS BRAGGING HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ON ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT. MARK HAS BEEN ON IT. MARK: MORE THAN ONCE. IT IS PART OF MY DEMO. DONNY: YOU ARE PUSHING BACK A LITTLE BACK ON THE CHRISTIE THING. I HAVE TO BELIEVE HE WAS THE GUY. MARK: THEY HAVE DENIED IT. IT IS A MYSTERY WHY HE WAS SO CLOSE TO THE TRANSITION. CHRISTIE AND GINGRICH ARE NOT GETTING JOBS. DONNY: OK. BLOOMBERG TECHNOLOGY IS NEXT. SAYONARA. ♪ . .>>LET’S BEGIN WITH A CHECK OF FIRST WORD NEWS. PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD TRUMP HAS AGREED TO SETTLE FRAUD LAWSUITS OVER TRUMP UNIVERSITY FOR $25 MILLION. THE SUIT ALLEGED THE UNIVERSITY FAILED TO DELIVER THE EDUCATION IT HAD PROMISED. THE DEAL DOESN’T REQUIRE MR. TRUMP TO ACKNOWLEDGE WRONGDOING. PRESIDENT OBAMA IS BLOCKING THE SALE OF DRILLING RIGH

31 thoughts to “The latest political news on ‘With All Due Respect’”

  1. It's F-ing amazing how all these so called morally opposed to trump people are now putting on their big shoes and red noses clutching their suspenders and piling into the volkswagon to normalize this clown!

  2. when the Ryan tax plan screws over trump voters and the rest of us that saw it coming you can thank trump for being a lying cunt, the FBI, Rudy G for being a rat, Hillary (not for emails and all that BUULshit, but for stealing it from Bernie) and the American public that have been fucked and stupidly bought trump's con story and the racist assholes in the country that glommed onto trump

  3. the donald is a snake oil salesman – of course he's going to be charming – that's how he dupes everyone. never trust him! he will wreck the US

  4. Everybody is a racist except the Democratic Party according the liberal media. Lynch and Holder are the real race baitors. BLOOMBERG is a propaganda tool of the Democratic Party and so is the those fake civil rights who are for the Democratic Party.

  5. Dear Americans you exactly how such a President Trump and need. Only with such a president, you will be able to continue as the American nation!

  6. The hate crimes come from the Sore loser Hillary supporters. They fake hate crimes and the Democratic party controlled media like BLOOMBERG and CNN spreads the fake lies. http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/11/18/man-admits-lying-trump-country-lynching-hate-crime-report/

  7. Eric Holder and Lynch did not progress this country at all. In fact, Obama has set us back. They both back Black Lives Matter and are anti-police. They are both for discrimination against whites. The DNC guy is a race baiting scum bag.

  8. Eric Holder proved on Bill Mahar how anti-white and anti-republican he was . He should of never been nominated Attorney General. What a disgrace for the Democratic Party and Obama.

  9. Democrats are in boldface denial that they are going to be loosing for the next 8 years. Get used to the moaning, victim playing and and butthurt screaming. Republicans haven't even repealed all of Obama's illegal executive orders yet. It's just getting started and the sanctimonious fake outraged is as lame as it is old and tired.

  10. We all shall soon see what we have in our President- Elect and his new cabinet. Using verbiage like racism will only continue to separate us. I don't believe in the usage of the "n" word by anyone, period. Anyone that still using that word is just lost. We all have a lot of work to do. As far as the Black Lives Matter, it is a movement because the community wanted to be heard. I'm not sure if anyone noticed but people and purposely I'm leaving out race were being killed. Let's change the perspective. WE all can afford to be a little bit kinder and respectful of our fellow man. God Bless all who post and comment.

  11. Mitt is craving for power. He heavily criticized Trump before election. Right after Trump won, Romney came back to flat him.

  12. Trump is one of those people who make a good First Impression, but he can't hold it. It doesn't take long for the real persons to come shining thru.

  13. "…Christie and Gingrich definitely not getting a job, and maybe not Newt." Did I mishear that, or was there supposed to be a third name instead of Gingrich twice?

  14. if everything is racist than nothing is. it's racist because someone says boy?!? were sick of the crying and whining that everything is racist! it has no meaning, call me racist I don't care, that's what you do when you have nothing else, your out of bullets! now blacks are the ones being racist, their the ones beating up people because of their skin color!

  15. I like this show because both the hosts aren't assholes who won't STFU and let someone else talk.They're actually mannered and polite. Rare in media.

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