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DONALD TRUMP WON EFFECTIVELY, BUT THEY CAN’T BE HAPPY ABOUT BUT THEY CAN’T BE HAPPY ABOUT THE TREND IN THOSE SUBURBAN THE TREND IN THOSE SUBURBAN AREAS. AREAS.>>NOT AT ALL.>>NOT AT ALL. THAT HAPPENED LATE LAST NIGHT. THAT HAPPENED LATE LAST NIGHT. NOW LET’S GET TO JOHN BOLTON OUT NOW LET’S GET TO JOHN BOLTON OUT AS TRUMP’S NATIONAL SECURITY AS TRUMP’S NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER, WHICH THE PRESIDENT ADVISER, WHICH THE PRESIDENT ANNOUNCED ON TWITTER YESTERDAY. ANNOUNCED ON TWITTER YESTERDAY. IT WAS VERY DRAMATIC. IT WAS VERY DRAMATIC. THE PRESIDENT CLAIMED THAT HE THE PRESIDENT CLAIMED THAT HE HAD INFORMED BOLTON ON MONDAY HAD INFORMED BOLTON ON MONDAY NIGHT THAT HIS SERVICES ARE, NIGHT THAT HIS SERVICES ARE, QUOTE, NO LONGER NEEDED AT THE QUOTE, NO LONGER NEEDED AT THE WHITE HOUSE. WHITE HOUSE. BOOM, JUST LIKE THAT. BOOM, JUST LIKE THAT. TRUMP TWEETED, QUOTE, I TRUMP TWEETED, QUOTE, I DISAGREED STRONGLY WITH MANY OF DISAGREED STRONGLY WITH MANY OF HIS SUGGESTIONS AS DID OTHERS IN HIS SUGGESTIONS AS DID OTHERS IN THE ADMINISTRATION, AND THE ADMINISTRATION, AND THEREFORE, I ASKED FOR HIS THEREFORE, I ASKED FOR HIS RESIGNATION, WHICH WAS GIVEN TO RESIGNATION, WHICH WAS GIVEN TO ME THIS MORNING. ME THIS MORNING. THOSE DISAGREEMENTS INCLUDED HOW THOSE DISAGREEMENTS INCLUDED HOW TO HANDLE IRAN, NORTH KOREA, TO HANDLE IRAN, NORTH KOREA, VENEZUELA AND AFGHANISTAN. VENEZUELA AND AFGHANISTAN. HOWEVER, TWO SOURCES TELL NBC HOWEVER, TWO SOURCES TELL NBC NEWS THAT THE FINAL STRAW CAME NEWS THAT THE FINAL STRAW CAME OVER THE WEEKEND WHEN BOLTON OVER THE WEEKEND WHEN BOLTON REFUSED TO PUSH BACK ON REPORTS REFUSED TO PUSH BACK ON REPORTS THAT HE AND MIKE PENCE DISAGREED THAT HE AND MIKE PENCE DISAGREED WITH TRUMP’S PLAN TO HOST THE WITH TRUMP’S PLAN TO HOST THE TALIBAN AT CAMP DAVID. TALIBAN AT CAMP DAVID. PENCE TWEETED CALLING THE PENCE TWEETED CALLING THE REPORTING FAKE NEWS, BOLTON DID REPORTING FAKE NEWS, BOLTON DID NOT, AND THAT, ACCORDING TO NBC NOT, AND THAT, ACCORDING TO NBC NEWS SOURCES UPSET THE NEWS SOURCES UPSET THE PRESIDENT, AND THEN THERE’S PRESIDENT, AND THEN THERE’S THIS. THIS. FROM CBS NEWS, THREE SOURCES FROM CBS NEWS, THREE SOURCES DIRECTLY INVOLVED TELL THE DIRECTLY INVOLVED TELL THE NETWORK THAT THE QUOTE, MAIN NETWORK THAT THE QUOTE, MAIN IRRITANT WAS THE PRESIDENT’S IRRITANT WAS THE PRESIDENT’S BELIEF THAT BOLTON OR THOSE BELIEF THAT BOLTON OR THOSE CLOSE TO HIM LEAKED THE STORY CLOSE TO HIM LEAKED THE STORY ABOUT TRUMP ASKING IF HE CAN USE ABOUT TRUMP ASKING IF HE CAN USE NUCLEAR WEAPONS TO FIGHT NUCLEAR WEAPONS TO FIGHT HURRICANES. HURRICANES.>>RICHARD HAASS,S THIS WAS A>>RICHARD HAASS,S THIS WAS A MATCH THAT NEVER MADE ANY SENSE MATCH THAT NEVER MADE ANY SENSE FROM THE BEGINNING. FROM THE BEGINNING. DONALD TRUMP OBVIOUSLY A DONALD TRUMP OBVIOUSLY A DISRUPTER IN FOREIGN POLICY, DISRUPTER IN FOREIGN POLICY, JOHN BOLTON THE SAME, BUT IN JOHN BOLTON THE SAME, BUT IN COMPLETELY DIFFERENT WAYS. COMPLETELY DIFFERENT WAYS. JOHN BOLTON HAS ADVOCATED FOR JOHN BOLTON HAS ADVOCATED FOR THE BOMBING OF NORTH KOREA. THE BOMBING OF NORTH KOREA. HE’S ADVOCATED FOR THE BOMBING HE’S ADVOCATED FOR THE BOMBING OF IRAN. OF IRAN. HE OF COURSE ADVOCATED FOR THE HE OF COURSE ADVOCATED FOR THE BOMBS OF IRAQ. BOMBS OF IRAQ. DONALD TRUMP HAS TAKEN THE PARTY DONALD TRUMP HAS TAKEN THE PARTY AND THE COUNTRY IN THE OPPOSITE AND THE COUNTRY IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION. DIRECTION. THIS IS TWO MINUTES SEARCHING ON THIS IS TWO MINUTES SEARCHING ON GOOGLE WOULD HAVE TOLD DONALD GOOGLE WOULD HAVE TOLD DONALD TRUMP THAT THIS WAS A TRUMP THAT THIS WAS A RELATIONSHIP THAT WOULD NEVER RELATIONSHIP THAT WOULD NEVER WORK, ESPECIALLY IF DONALD TRUMP WORK, ESPECIALLY IF DONALD TRUMP WAS BEING SEEN BY MANY AS WAS BEING SEEN BY MANY AS PLAYING PATSY TO KIM JONG-UN, PLAYING PATSY TO KIM JONG-UN, PATSY TO VLADIMIR PUTIN, AND PATSY TO VLADIMIR PUTIN, AND EVEN TALKING ABOUT MEETING WITH EVEN TALKING ABOUT MEETING WITH THE IRANIANS WITH NO THE IRANIANS WITH NO PRECONDITIONS. PRECONDITIONS.>>YOU’RE EXACTLY RIGHT.>>YOU’RE EXACTLY RIGHT. DONALD TRUMP OFTEN TALKED FIRE DONALD TRUMP OFTEN TALKED FIRE AND FURY. AND FURY. JOHN BOLTON MEANT IT, WHETHER IT JOHN BOLTON MEANT IT, WHETHER IT WAS NORTH KOREA OR IRAN OR JUST WAS NORTH KOREA OR IRAN OR JUST ABOUT ANYBODY ELSE. ABOUT ANYBODY ELSE. HE RARELY MET A REGIME HE DIDN’T HE RARELY MET A REGIME HE DIDN’T WANT TO CHANGE. WANT TO CHANGE. DONALD TRUMP WAS JUST THE DONALD TRUMP WAS JUST THE OPPOSITE. OPPOSITE. INFORM SOME WAYS TRUMP’S WHOLE INFORM SOME WAYS TRUMP’S WHOLE APPROACH IS AMERICA FIRST. APPROACH IS AMERICA FIRST. IT’S TO WIND DOWN EXISTING WARS. IT’S TO WIND DOWN EXISTING WARS. IT’S SURE AS HELL NOT TO GET IT’S SURE AS HELL NOT TO GET INTO NEW ONES. INTO NEW ONES. JOHN BOLTON HAD A FUNDAMENTALLY JOHN BOLTON HAD A FUNDAMENTALLY DIFFERENT APPROACH. DIFFERENT APPROACH. THEY DIDN’T HAVE A PRE-EXISTING THEY DIDN’T HAVE A PRE-EXISTING RELATIONSHIP. RELATIONSHIP. I WOULD JUST SAY TWO OTHER I WOULD JUST SAY TWO OTHER THINGS. THINGS. ONE IS JOHN BOLTON DID THE ONE IS JOHN BOLTON DID THE COUNTRY ANY FAVORS IN TERMS OF COUNTRY ANY FAVORS IN TERMS OF HIS REAL DISMANTLING OF THE HIS REAL DISMANTLING OF THE INTERAGENCY PROCESS. INTERAGENCY PROCESS. EVERY PERSON IN THIS JOB HAS TO EVERY PERSON IN THIS JOB HAS TO BALANCE THE COUNCIL ROLE AND THE BALANCE THE COUNCIL ROLE AND THE PROCESS ROLE. PROCESS ROLE. JOHN BOLTON DIDN’T BALANCE IT. JOHN BOLTON DIDN’T BALANCE IT. IT WAS ALL HIM AND HIS VIEWS IT WAS ALL HIM AND HIS VIEWS RATHER THAN GIVING THE PRESIDENT RATHER THAN GIVING THE PRESIDENT ANY SORT OF FAIR INTELLECTUAL ANY SORT OF FAIR INTELLECTUAL HONEST PROCESS, AND GOING HONEST PROCESS, AND GOING FORWARD WE CAN SIT AROUND THE FORWARD WE CAN SIT AROUND THE TABLE AND SPECULATE WHO’S GOING TABLE AND SPECULATE WHO’S GOING TO GET THE JOB. TO GET THE JOB. THE ONLY THING I KNOW IS THE THE ONLY THING I KNOW IS THE CONSTANT, AND THE CONSTANT IS CONSTANT, AND THE CONSTANT IS DONALD TRUMP, AND UNLESS HE’S DONALD TRUMP, AND UNLESS HE’S PREPARED TO CHANGE HIS WAYS, THE PREPARED TO CHANGE HIS WAYS, THE QUESTION OF WHO IS NUMBER FOUR QUESTION OF WHO IS NUMBER FOUR QUITE HONESTLY IS NOT CRITICAL. QUITE HONESTLY IS NOT CRITICAL.>>JOHN BOLTON JOINS A LIST NOW>>JOHN BOLTON JOINS A LIST NOW THAT’S GETTING BIGGER OF PEOPLE THAT’S GETTING BIGGER OF PEOPLE WHO CAME INTO THIS WHO CAME INTO THIS ADMINISTRATION THINKING THEY ADMINISTRATION THINKING THEY COULD SHAPE THE PRESIDENT’S COULD SHAPE THE PRESIDENT’S THINKING AND INFLUENCE THE WAY THINKING AND INFLUENCE THE WAY THINGS WENT, BUT THE POWER OF THINGS WENT, BUT THE POWER OF THE PRESIDENT’S PERSONALITY THE PRESIDENT’S PERSONALITY ALWAYS WINS OUT. ALWAYS WINS OUT. PERHAPS WE SHOULD HAVE KNOWN PERHAPS WE SHOULD HAVE KNOWN THIS WAS COMING WHEN THE THIS WAS COMING WHEN THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES STEPPED INTO NORTH KOREA, HIS STEPPED INTO NORTH KOREA, HIS NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER WAS IN NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER WAS IN MONGOLIA AT THE TIME. MONGOLIA AT THE TIME.>>ISN’T THAT SYMBOLIC WHEN YOU>>ISN’T THAT SYMBOLIC WHEN YOU SEND SOMEONE TO MONGOLIA WHEN SEND SOMEONE TO MONGOLIA WHEN YOU’RE HAVING AN IMPORTANT YOU’RE HAVING AN IMPORTANT MEETING LIKE THAT? MEETING LIKE THAT? BUT LOOK, PRESIDENT TRUMP AS YOU BUT LOOK, PRESIDENT TRUMP AS YOU SAID, HE KNEW FROM THE JUMP THAT SAID, HE KNEW FROM THE JUMP THAT JOHN BOLTON HAD A, YOU KNOW, JOHN BOLTON HAD A, YOU KNOW, KIND OF CONTRARIAN POINT OF VIEW KIND OF CONTRARIAN POINT OF VIEW TO HIM. TO HIM. THEY TRIED — WHAT THEY TRIED TO THEY TRIED — WHAT THEY TRIED TO DO WAS FIND COMMON GROUND ON THE DO WAS FIND COMMON GROUND ON THE ISSUE OF SOVEREIGNTY, AND WHEN ISSUE OF SOVEREIGNTY, AND WHEN TRUMP IS AMERICA FIRST KIND OF TRUMP IS AMERICA FIRST KIND OF BOLTON WAS THE ALTER EGO OF BOLTON WAS THE ALTER EGO OF THAT. THAT. AMERICA SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO AMERICA SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO WHATEVER IT NEEDS TO DEFEND ITS WHATEVER IT NEEDS TO DEFEND ITS NATIONAL SECURITY INTERESTS JOER NATIONAL SECURITY INTERESTS JOER OVERSEAS. OVERSEAS. I THINK CAROL LEE THAT WE’RE I THINK CAROL LEE THAT WE’RE GOING TO HEAR FROM AND HER GOING TO HEAR FROM AND HER REPORTING KIND OF SUGGESTS IT REPORTING KIND OF SUGGESTS IT WASN’T NECESSARILY THE IDEA THAT WASN’T NECESSARILY THE IDEA THAT IT WAS A DISAGREEMENT. IT WAS A DISAGREEMENT. IT WAS THE IDEA THAT, YOU KNOW, IT WAS THE IDEA THAT, YOU KNOW, JOHN BOLTON MADE HIS JOHN BOLTON MADE HIS DISAGREEMENTS KNOWN. DISAGREEMENTS KNOWN. YOU KNOW, WE REALLY DON’T KNOW YOU KNOW, WE REALLY DON’T KNOW WHAT MIKE POMPEO IS SAYING TO WHAT MIKE POMPEO IS SAYING TO PRESIDENT TRUMP BEHIND THE PRESIDENT TRUMP BEHIND THE SCENES OR MIKE PENCE. SCENES OR MIKE PENCE. MY FEELING IS THAT WITH POMPEO MY FEELING IS THAT WITH POMPEO IT’S PROBABLY, YOU KNOW, TELLING IT’S PROBABLY, YOU KNOW, TELLING WHAT HE WANTS TO HEAR, BUT JOHN WHAT HE WANTS TO HEAR, BUT JOHN BOLTON WENT OUT, WAS KIND OF BOLTON WENT OUT, WAS KIND OF PRETTY PUBLIC ABOUT LEAKING PRETTY PUBLIC ABOUT LEAKING THESE DISAGREEMENTS, AND I THINK THESE DISAGREEMENTS, AND I THINK HE THOUGHT THE PRESIDENT THOUGHT HE THOUGHT THE PRESIDENT THOUGHT THAT BOLTON MADE HIM LOOK BAD, THAT BOLTON MADE HIM LOOK BAD, FRANKLY. FRANKLY.>>SO CAROL LEE, LET’S TURN TO>>SO CAROL LEE, LET’S TURN TO YOU AND YOUR REPORTING, WHAT WAS YOU AND YOUR REPORTING, WHAT WAS THE LAST STRAW FOR THE PRESIDENT THE LAST STRAW FOR THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES? OF THE UNITED STATES? THERE’S OBVIOUSLY THIS DISPUTE THERE’S OBVIOUSLY THIS DISPUTE SAYING HE FIRED JOHN BOLTON, SAYING HE FIRED JOHN BOLTON, JOHN BOLTON EVEN GOING ON JOHN BOLTON EVEN GOING ON TWITTER SAYING I OFFERED MY TWITTER SAYING I OFFERED MY RESIGNATION BEFORE THE PRESIDENT RESIGNATION BEFORE THE PRESIDENT FIRED ME. FIRED ME. WHAT ARE YOU HEARING ABOUT HOW WHAT ARE YOU HEARING ABOUT HOW IT HAPPENED AND WHY IT HAPPENED? IT HAPPENED AND WHY IT HAPPENED?>>WELL, I THINK — WELL, IT WAS>>WELL, I THINK — WELL, IT WAS A BUILDUP OBVIOUSLY OVER TIME OF A BUILDUP OBVIOUSLY OVER TIME OF VARIOUS POLICY DISAGREEMENTS AND VARIOUS POLICY DISAGREEMENTS AND FRUSTRATIONS WITH THE WAY JOHN FRUSTRATIONS WITH THE WAY JOHN BOLTON CONDUCTED HIMSELF BOLTON CONDUCTED HIMSELF INTERNALLY. INTERNALLY. HAES HAES HE’S NOT KNOWN FOR PLAYING NICE, HE’S NOT KNOWN FOR PLAYING NICE, AND THAT WAS ALSO THE CASE WHEN AND THAT WAS ALSO THE CASE WHEN HE JOINED THE TRUMP HE JOINED THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, BUT TOO ELISA’S ADMINISTRATION, BUT TOO ELISA’S POINT, IT REALLY WAS THAT ON POINT, IT REALLY WAS THAT ON EVERY ISSUE ALMOST, THE EVERY ISSUE ALMOST, THE PRESIDENT WOULD MAKE A DECISION PRESIDENT WOULD MAKE A DECISION OR HE WOULD OUTLINE WHERE HE OR HE WOULD OUTLINE WHERE HE WANTED TO GO ON A POLICY, AND WANTED TO GO ON A POLICY, AND YOU KNOW, NATIONAL SECURITY YOU KNOW, NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISERS DISAGREE WITH ADVISERS DISAGREE WITH PRESIDENTS, YOU KNOW, THAT’S NOT PRESIDENTS, YOU KNOW, THAT’S NOT NEW. NEW. WHAT’S NEW IS THAT TYPICALLY THE WHAT’S NEW IS THAT TYPICALLY THE NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER WILL NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER WILL GET ON BOARD AND EXECUTE THE GET ON BOARD AND EXECUTE THE POLICY AND WHAT THE PRESIDENT POLICY AND WHAT THE PRESIDENT FELT WAS THAT JOHN BOLTON WOULD FELT WAS THAT JOHN BOLTON WOULD DISAGREE WITH THE POLICY. DISAGREE WITH THE POLICY. THE PRESIDENT WOULD MAKE A THE PRESIDENT WOULD MAKE A DECISION THAT WENT IN THE DECISION THAT WENT IN THE DIRECTION HE DIDN’T WANT HIM TO DIRECTION HE DIDN’T WANT HIM TO GO, AND THEN HE WOULDN’T GET ON GO, AND THEN HE WOULDN’T GET ON BOARD. BOARD. HE WOULD CONTINUE TO PUSH HIS HE WOULD CONTINUE TO PUSH HIS VIEWS. VIEWS. HIS VIEWS ALWAYS WERE KNOWN. HIS VIEWS ALWAYS WERE KNOWN. IF YOU THINK ABOUT WHEN HE CAME IF YOU THINK ABOUT WHEN HE CAME IN, THE BIG THING THAT THE IN, THE BIG THING THAT THE PRESIDENT WANTED TO DO IS GET PRESIDENT WANTED TO DO IS GET OUT OF THE IRAN NUCLEAR OUT OF THE IRAN NUCLEAR AGREEMENT. AGREEMENT. HE WAS FRUSTRATED. HE WAS FRUSTRATED. HE FIRED REX TILLERSON, HE FIRED REX TILLERSON, SECRETARY OF STATE WHO WAS SECRETARY OF STATE WHO WAS PUSHING HIM TO STAY IN THE PUSHING HIM TO STAY IN THE AGREEMENT. AGREEMENT. HE FIRED H.R. McMASTER WHO HE FIRED H.R. McMASTER WHO WANTED HIM TO STICK IN THE WANTED HIM TO STICK IN THE AGREEMENT. AGREEMENT. ONCE THEY GOT PAST THAT WHERE ONCE THEY GOT PAST THAT WHERE BOLTON AND TRUMP WERE ALIGNED, BOLTON AND TRUMP WERE ALIGNED, THINGS STARTED TO DIVERGE. THINGS STARTED TO DIVERGE. THEY DIDN’T AGREE ON NORTH KOREA THEY DIDN’T AGREE ON NORTH KOREA OR OTHER ISSUES AND MOST OR OTHER ISSUES AND MOST RECENTLY WITH THE PRESIDENT’S RECENTLY WITH THE PRESIDENT’S PIVOT TOWARDS POTENTIALLY PIVOT TOWARDS POTENTIALLY SITTING DOWN WITH IRAN, THEY SITTING DOWN WITH IRAN, THEY REALLY STARTED TO SEPARATE IN REALLY STARTED TO SEPARATE IN TERMS OF WHERE THEIR VIEWS WITH. TERMS OF WHERE THEIR VIEWS WITH. ULTIMATELY, IT WAS JUST THAT THE ULTIMATELY, IT WAS JUST THAT THE PRESIDENT DIDN’T SEE JOHN BOLTON PRESIDENT DIDN’T SEE JOHN BOLTON AS LOYAL. AS LOYAL.>>YOU KNOW, CAROL IN ADDITION>>YOU KNOW, CAROL IN ADDITION TO YOUR REPORTING THERE’S BEEN TO YOUR REPORTING THERE’S BEEN SOME GREAT REPORTING TODAY IN SOME GREAT REPORTING TODAY IN THE “WASHINGTON POST” AND “NEW THE “WASHINGTON POST” AND “NEW YORK TIMES” ON THIS SITUATION, YORK TIMES” ON THIS SITUATION, AND JEREMY BASH JOINS US FROM AND JEREMY BASH JOINS US FROM WASHINGTON. WASHINGTON. THE BOLTON, OF COURSE, THING, IS THE BOLTON, OF COURSE, THING, IS THE HEADLINE ON THIS, BUT THE THE HEADLINE ON THIS, BUT THE TOTAL DYSFUNCTION OF THE FOREIGN TOTAL DYSFUNCTION OF THE FOREIGN POLICY APPARATUS OF THE UNITED POLICY APPARATUS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA HAS TO BE A STATES OF AMERICA HAS TO BE A STRONG SECOND LEAD HERE. STRONG SECOND LEAD HERE. AND IT’S STRIKING TO ME AND I AND IT’S STRIKING TO ME AND I SUSPECT A FEW OTHER PEOPLE THAT SUSPECT A FEW OTHER PEOPLE THAT TODAY ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF TODAY ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF SEPTEMBER 11th, WE ARE TALKING SEPTEMBER 11th, WE ARE TALKING ABOUT A TOTALLY DYSFUNCTIONAL ABOUT A TOTALLY DYSFUNCTIONAL APPROACH TO FOREIGN POLICY AND APPROACH TO FOREIGN POLICY AND THE FEW ALLIES THAT WE HAVE LEFT THE FEW ALLIES THAT WE HAVE LEFT STRONGLY IN THE FIELD. STRONGLY IN THE FIELD. WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS? WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS?>>THAT’S A GREAT POINT, MIKE.>>THAT’S A GREAT POINT, MIKE. I MEAN, THIS PRESIDENT HAS BEEN I MEAN, THIS PRESIDENT HAS BEEN LUCKY. LUCKY. OUR NATION HAS BEEN LUCKY THAT OUR NATION HAS BEEN LUCKY THAT WE HAVEN’T HAD A MAJOR CRISIS ON WE HAVEN’T HAD A MAJOR CRISIS ON THE WATCH OF A VERY THE WATCH OF A VERY DYSFUNCTIONAL CHAOTIC DYSFUNCTIONAL CHAOTIC PRESIDENCY. PRESIDENCY. WE HAVEN’T HAD AN ATTACK ON THE WE HAVEN’T HAD AN ATTACK ON THE HOMELAND LIKE 9/11. HOMELAND LIKE 9/11. WE HAVEN’T HAD A MAJOR MILITARY WE HAVEN’T HAD A MAJOR MILITARY CONFRONTATION. CONFRONTATION. WE CAME CLOSE IN JUNE TO HAVING WE CAME CLOSE IN JUNE TO HAVING A SCRAPE WITH THE IRANIANS, BUT A SCRAPE WITH THE IRANIANS, BUT WE AVOIDED THAT. WE AVOIDED THAT. DONALD TRUMP AND OUR NATION IS DONALD TRUMP AND OUR NATION IS SORT OF LUCKY. SORT OF LUCKY. IMAGINE IF WE HAD TO MAKE LARGE IMAGINE IF WE HAD TO MAKE LARGE DECISIONS ABOUT WAR AND PEACE, DECISIONS ABOUT WAR AND PEACE, ABOUT SENDING KIDS INTO HARM’S ABOUT SENDING KIDS INTO HARM’S WAY, ABOUT DEPLOYING OUR WAY, ABOUT DEPLOYING OUR MILITARY FORCES OR NEGOTIATING A MILITARY FORCES OR NEGOTIATING A VERY SENSITIVE TRICKY SITUATION VERY SENSITIVE TRICKY SITUATION LIKE PRESIDENT BUSH 43 HAD TO DO LIKE PRESIDENT BUSH 43 HAD TO DO IN THE EARLY DAYS OF HIS IN THE EARLY DAYS OF HIS PRESIDENCY WITH CHINA. PRESIDENCY WITH CHINA. IF WE HAD TO DO THAT, WE NEED IF WE HAD TO DO THAT, WE NEED PROFESSIONALS. PROFESSIONALS. WE NEED PEOPLE AROUND THE WE NEED PEOPLE AROUND THE PRESIDENT WHO CAN PROVIDE FACTS, PRESIDENT WHO CAN PROVIDE FACTS, WHO CAN PROVIDE GUIDANCE, AND WHO CAN PROVIDE GUIDANCE, AND THERE’S REALLY A VACUUM. THERE’S REALLY A VACUUM. EFFECTIVELY MIKE POMPEO WILL EFFECTIVELY MIKE POMPEO WILL SERVE AS BOTH NATIONAL SECURITY SERVE AS BOTH NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER AND SECRETARY OF STATE, ADVISER AND SECRETARY OF STATE, BUT BEYOND THAT THERE AREN’T BUT BEYOND THAT THERE AREN’T MANY PEOPLE AROUND THIS MANY PEOPLE AROUND THIS PRESIDENT WHO CAN PROVIDE SOUND PRESIDENT WHO CAN PROVIDE SOUND ADVICE IN AN HOUR OF CONFLICT. ADVICE IN AN HOUR OF CONFLICT.>>RICHARD HAASS LET’S TALK>>RICHARD HAASS LET’S TALK ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS NEXT. ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS NEXT. I TALKED TO A TOP ADMINISTRATION I TALKED TO A TOP ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL LAST NIGHT THAT SAID OFFICIAL LAST NIGHT THAT SAID THAT SELECTING THE NEXT NATIONAL THAT SELECTING THE NEXT NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER MAY BE A BIT SECURITY ADVISER MAY BE A BIT EASIER BECAUSE OF DONALD TRUMP’S EASIER BECAUSE OF DONALD TRUMP’S FOREIGN POLICY, WHETHER YOU LIKE FOREIGN POLICY, WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT, IS MORE DEFINED TODAY IT OR NOT, IS MORE DEFINED TODAY THAN IT WAS THREE YEARS AGO. THAN IT WAS THREE YEARS AGO. THAT SUGGESTS THAT YOU COULD THAT SUGGESTS THAT YOU COULD HIRE A NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER HIRE A NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER MUCH IN THE MODEL OF WHAT YOU MUCH IN THE MODEL OF WHAT YOU SAID A NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER SAID A NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER WOULD BE. WOULD BE. THAT’S NOT SOMEBODY LIKE JOHN THAT’S NOT SOMEBODY LIKE JOHN BOLTON OR EVEN H.R. McMASTER WHO BOLTON OR EVEN H.R. McMASTER WHO IS TRYING TO SHAPE POLICY, MOVE IS TRYING TO SHAPE POLICY, MOVE POLICY, BUT RATHER SOMEBODY THAT POLICY, BUT RATHER SOMEBODY THAT CAN MOVE AGILELY BETWEEN ALL THE CAN MOVE AGILELY BETWEEN ALL THE DIFFERENT CABINET HEADS, ALL THE DIFFERENT CABINET HEADS, ALL THE DIFFERENT AGENCIES, AND IS DIFFERENT AGENCIES, AND IS ACTING MORE LIKE, YOU KNOW, A ACTING MORE LIKE, YOU KNOW, A TRAIN CONDUCTOR GETTING THE TRAIN CONDUCTOR GETTING THE INFORMATION IN AND GETTING INFORMATION IN AND GETTING PEOPLE COMMUNICATING WITH EACH PEOPLE COMMUNICATING WITH EACH OTHER AND GETTING THE PRESIDENT OTHER AND GETTING THE PRESIDENT THE INFORMATION FROM ALL THE THE INFORMATION FROM ALL THE DIFFERENT AGENCYIESAGENCIES. DIFFERENT AGENCYIESAGENCIES.>>WITH ONE CAVEAT I AGREE WITH>>WITH ONE CAVEAT I AGREE WITH YOU, AND THAT’S ONE OF THE YOU, AND THAT’S ONE OF THE REASONS IF POMPEO STAYS PLAYS A REASONS IF POMPEO STAYS PLAYS A BIG ROLE. BIG ROLE. I CAN IMAGINE SEVERAL PEOPLE WHO I CAN IMAGINE SEVERAL PEOPLE WHO HAVE WORKED WITH POMPEO MOVING HAVE WORKED WITH POMPEO MOVING INTO THE JOB, BRIAN HOOK WHO’SED INTO THE JOB, BRIAN HOOK WHO’SED THE IRAN COORDINATOR, STEVE THE IRAN COORDINATOR, STEVE PUIGEN PUIGEN BEEGEN. BEEGEN. THIS PRESIDENT’S KIND OF GOT TO THIS PRESIDENT’S KIND OF GOT TO DECIDE WITH NORTH KOREA. DECIDE WITH NORTH KOREA. DO YOU CONTINUE TO INSIST ON DO YOU CONTINUE TO INSIST ON SOMETHING YOU CAN GET SOMETHING YOU CAN GET DENUCLEARIZATION. DENUCLEARIZATION. WITH IRAN DO YOU CUT A DEAL ON WITH IRAN DO YOU CUT A DEAL ON SOME TYPE OF A NUCLEAR ACCORD. SOME TYPE OF A NUCLEAR ACCORD. ON AFGHANISTAN, ARE YOU PREPARED ON AFGHANISTAN, ARE YOU PREPARED TO RESTART DIPLOMACY, VENEZUELA. TO RESTART DIPLOMACY, VENEZUELA. WE CAN GO AROUND THE WORLD. WE CAN GO AROUND THE WORLD. THE REAL CHOICE FOR THE THE REAL CHOICE FOR THE ADMINISTRATION MAY NOT BE ADMINISTRATION MAY NOT BE WHETHER YOU USE MILITARY FORCE WHETHER YOU USE MILITARY FORCE OR HAVE DIPLOMACY, IT’S WHAT OR HAVE DIPLOMACY, IT’S WHAT KIND OF DIPLOMACY. KIND OF DIPLOMACY. ARE YOU PREPARED TO COMPROMISE ARE YOU PREPARED TO COMPROMISE WITH THESE ABHORRENT OR WHATEVER WITH THESE ABHORRENT OR WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL THEM, DIFFICULT YOU WANT TO CALL THEM, DIFFICULT REGIMES, OR DO WE CONTINUE TO REGIMES, OR DO WE CONTINUE TO ARTICULATE POSITIONS THAT WE ARTICULATE POSITIONS THAT WE SIMPLY CAN’T REALIZE? SIMPLY CAN’T REALIZE? SO THE ADMINISTRATION, I THINK, SO THE ADMINISTRATION, I THINK, IS REACHING THE POINT OF IS REACHING THE POINT OF DECISION, AND THAT’S ULTIMATELY DECISION, AND THAT’S ULTIMATELY GOING TO BE THE PRESIDENT’S GOING TO BE THE PRESIDENT’S CALL, NOT HIS NATIONAL SECURITY CALL, NOT HIS NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER’S CALL. ADVISER’S CALL.>>CAROL LEE, THANK YOU FOR YOUR>>CAROL LEE, THANK YOU FOR YOUR REPORTING THIS MORNING. REPORTING THIS MORNING. A LOT GOING ON, AND STILL AHEAD A LOT GOING ON, AND STILL AHEAD ON “MORNING JOE,” FORMER ON “MORNING JOE,” FORMER SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY JEH JOHNSON, FORMER U.S. JEH JOHNSON, FORMER U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE U.N. SAMANTHA AMBASSADOR TO THE U.N. SAMANTHA POWER, AND CONGRESSWOMAN ELISSA POWER, AND CONGRESSWOMAN ELISSA SLOTKIN WHO SERVED IN THE CIA. SLOTKIN WHO SERVED IN THE CIA. PLUS, BRAND NEW POLLING JUST PLUS, BRAND NEW POLLING JUST CROSSED FROM TEXAS, WE’LL CHECK

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  1. Its going to be a long hard trek toward presidential impeachment, here’s hoping Representative Jerry Nadler has stocked up on enough hair dye to sustain the journey, this American President after years of consistent use and abuse surely has…

  2. Bolton out! Great. And now Donny, do the United Nations and the rest of the world a favor and get rid of the other guy Mike Pompeo.

  3. Bolton may be a scary war mongering lunatic, but he is an honest principled adult and that just wont work in this corrupt dumpster fire of an administration.

  4. Look at the wording of the Pence tweet. He didn't write that, Trump did. The final straw wasn't Bolton not backing him up, it was Bolton not letting him use his twitter account to back him up.

  5. Everybody in the world knows Bolton and what a war monger he is, so actually having Bolton on your team does make sense if you really don't want to go to war but want people to think you are ready for war at the drop of a hat. I think there is some value to that. But it's Trump and everything he does is a total mess.

  6. So why hire him? Trump dosen't think before putting these people into power. Someone tells him to hire this random person he doesn't know and he just does it.

  7. Oh come on – Trump has only ever fired people himself on a reality show. He hasn't got the guts to look someone in the eye and do it. So he does what all cowards do – make life unbearable for people he wants out and gets someone else to do his dirty work. Fake tough guy. Never been in a fight that wasn't staged or rigged.

  8. This is ridiculous. Trump does not listen to any of his advisors. Why even pretend? Trump is a clear and present danger to America and the entire world.

  9. Never makes sense ?? I call BS . Trump and Congress is so far up Israels Butt they have lost the ability to " Oh say can you See !"

  10. He will meet the Taliban at Camp David eventually. All about TV and all for himself. After all, Trumpotic was built to destroy.

  11. I like to watch this clown show (MSNBC) now and then when I get bored. It's like reading tabloids while waiting in line at the grocery store.

  12. We might as well ask who is number five since number four won't last long. I have a pet rock that's looking for a job. 😁

  13. This guy knocks Bolton for not giving Rump a "fair honest intellectual process." This president wouldn't recognize that if it hit him in the face.

  14. Trump got Bolton from Fox News in the first place. Now if Fox News hires back John Bolton, that will give him a new platform to diss Trump. The break between Trump and Fox News will become final. How ironic since Fox News helped make him president in the first place. But they should have known that Trump has no concept of gratitude.

  15. Goofballs Trump, Pompao, and Munchkin thought hosting the Taliban on 9-11 was smart.
    Bolton the nut thought it was stupid. Fire anyone that makes sense.

  16. If the Americans choose Trump, the rest of the world will understand that many people appreciate and choose this disgusting inferior low life.

    It is therefore time for NATO countries to form new partnerships with our allies without America. With this president, America becomes a danger to world peace and climate change and nature protection.

    I sympathize with all those well-wishing Americans and wish them a lot of strength.

    Many responsible positions require special training doctor, manager, astronaut whatever BUT you only need money for the highest position. How sad.

  17. Fake News he said

    I believe this kind of Fake News more than that Moron

    This is true reporting, Fake President

    Keep it up, keep on firing your best people

    Fake Fake President. Believe me

  18. Tell you what

    You see many many leaving my White House is all because of Obama's ghost. It's haunted

    Many many people know that

    Believe me Believe me Believe me

  19. I just can't imagine how this administration would have coped with 9/11 – so much dysfunction, they would have been running around like chickens with their heads cut off.

  20. Trump's re-election is a strong possibility. He should be able to hold his 63 million white people in little red hats. If the Democratic party doesn't field a strong ticket, and if the DNC strategy mirrors 2016 (of course, it matters little how many votes are cast in Blue States), Trump need only use the power of the presidency to secure a second term. If that happens, it will be an unprecedented national nightmare. But it certainly could happen.

  21. Donald Trump appointed John Bolton because of his firm stances and tough language, which at that moment matched Trump's.
    The problem with Trump is that while he talks tough, inside he's a weak man whereas Bolton not only talks tough, he really stands behind what he says. If Bolton is convinced of something, nobody can change his mind, most certainly not a weakling like Trump.

    So when Trump found out he couldn't get Bolton to support him unconditionally like the rest of his sycophants, he threw another childish tantrum and wanted Bolton out, expecting Bolton to stay silent about what happened between them. Only you can't silence a man like Bolton, something Trump will never understand.

  22. Is Kim Jong Un still firing off missiles?
    Has Putin relinquished control of Ukraine and Crimea?
    Is Maduro still starving his people?
    Is Bolsonaro still destroying Brazil's natural resources?
    Is Erdogân still jailing reporters and political dissidents?
    Is Duterte still organizing extra-judicial executions for drug offenses?
    Is al-Assad still stockpiling chemical weapons?

    What did Bolton accomplish in his 18 months as National Security Advisor?
    Or State Secretary Mike Pompeo, for that matter?

    What has Trump's foreign policy team accomplished in the last 2⅔ years, regardless of who the cabinet secretaries have been?!

    What is Trump's foreign policy guiding principles lol or, "North Star"?!

    It may not be a bad thing that Bolton is no longer at the White House, but until the administration is replaced, it really doesn't matter WHO is installed in these positions whatsoever.

  23. Bolton was ousted from politics by the Jews ,then he became pro Israel so they let him back,now he tried telling Trump the truth and it got him canned

  24. Joe Scarborough how can you disregard a serious presidential candidate like Andrew Yang like you did. Not even a month ago you had a normal,serious, informative interview with Andrew and now you treat him like a joke.?????? What’s the truth Joe!! Why the flip flop???

  25. "What's new" is there is a whiny baby dotard in the WH who has to have his own way, in all things, at all times while constantly demanding strokes to his very weak ego.

  26. FAKE PLASTIC NEWS , OR REAL TRUSTWORTHY NEWS ?? WATCH OANN , SOON , THEY WILL "OANN" THE NEWS !!! 😉
    💓 THE TROLL 🤠 !!

  27. Nothing about Mike Pompeo would make me comfortable with his "sound" advice. He is an Evangelical Chritian bent on precipitating the end times.

  28. Who Cares? What about the Worldwide Climate and Justice March this month? You are endlessly reporting on "Chaos"–NOT newsworthy. Bolton? he's OUT let him join the traitor Flynn. Move On Mica..speak from your Heart about the things that matter most..and Trump and his "Crew" aren't one of them..we are not a Fox audience..we have intelligence and vision and are way ahead of your payed pundits and contributors…please honor us by stopping reporting on the Tweets and Chaos..people can go to Twitter..we watch you for intelligent discourse..not REDUNDANCY…

  29. tl:dr basically Bolton and Trump prevented each other from making terrible mistakes. They were basically each other's guardrail. I wonder what happens now with the one-sided guardrail coming off.

  30. There is only two kinds of people Trump likes – those kind of yes-men who have no compunction about lying for him, and women who don’t object to having their p***ys grabbed.

    Oh-oh, my bad, there is a third kind – the kind of people who looks back whenever he looks into a mirror. Come to think about, the man in reflectionland is his favorite of all.

  31. Trump put hawks in only because he thinks it stokes his voter base. He is a coward and won’t ever really back up any hawk he has in his cabinet

  32. So, who's next for NSA? Will it be his plumber, or his electrician, his dental hygienist or maybe that's too qualified. I know! The kid who delivers his paper (he gets it for the comic section). Nope, I got it! A national barista competition. The person who has the coolest foam art gets to be National Security Advisor.

  33. I like the color scheme and aesthetic of wherever Joe and Mika are broadcasting from, but the shot is too high and tight. Please pull back the camera. Or at LEAST bring the camera down to eye level. I feel like I'm standing over them reading the dinner specials.

  34. If Israel wants to call itself a Democratic state must guarantee the right to vote to all those being govern under its authority…

  35. "This Was A Match That Never Really Made Sense'
    Of course it made sense. There are only so many complete losers that would ever choose to work for an imbecile like Trump.

  36. "Fake news!". What a freakin child and his childish supporters that repeat that nonsense are even more mindless than he is. How embarrassing.

  37. I don't understand why these folks insist on always – ALWAYS – referring to Trump as "The President" or "The President of the United States" instead of "Trump" or "Don" or "Donald Trump". Referring to the POTUS that way is considered a gesture of respect for the office and for the person occupying it. Trump deserves that respect as much as the homeless guy with no pants on the corner outside my office screaming at passing cars right now. And does he show the press any respect in return? No.

  38. John Bolton is a war hawk! I remember when an elderly Robert McNamara was trying to warn President George W. Bush, to learn from the mistakes of the 1960s when he was Secretary of Defense, under President LBJ! He hoped that President Bush would not just get into Iraq and remove Saddam without thinking through every important issue, as LBJ did with Vietnam from the Gulf of Tonkin incident in 1964 to January 20, 1969, when he retired from politics after much exhaustion from the Vietnam conflict. John Bolton would have gotten along well with Robert McNamara in 1964.

  39. Trying to make sense out of what Trump does is giving him way too much credit. Let me save the world some time. He is Satan. Period.

  40. john talks tough and starts a fight ,and when the time come,and they call his bluff,he will be the first to run and betray his bros,alot like your blowhogs

  41. I fired Trump his first two minutes as acting fool in chief, Bolton has been a menace to the US since he wants eternal conflict it is his approach to be hostile and demanding, Pompeo has delusions of authority and is always abusive to all he interacts with as a bully and a big shot on campus, Teenie Weenie syndrome i would imagine, this entire circus of fools are destroying our criminal, civil, and political bodies with more Authority abusing individuals with Trump in office his next Security adviser will be Vladimir Putin, he's a great guy according to Trump

  42. tRump hates the Iran Deal, because it gave the Nobel Prize and world admiration to Obama. tRump wants a Nobel for himself, he delusively believes that that´s possible by making a miracle sequence of deals in just one month with: NK, Iran and the Taliban.

  43. Bolton should at least spill the beans on this chaotic administration to save the country since MoscowMitch and his repub peers refuse to step up

  44. I thought Trump said he liked conflict: https://youtu.be/8ZY-TTFF0F8

    Ironic that he claims to have kicked out Bolton because he 'disagreed strongly' with Bolton's input.

  45. Reading Pence's tweet supporting the president reminded me of 5 year olds on a playground playing "follow the leader." Why are kindergarteners running our country? 45, his family, Conway, Miller, Ross, Mnuchin, DEVOS, McConnell, etc. They're all greedy, inept idiots!

  46. Iran president will not be so dumb to meet up with with Trump,who knows next to nothing about almost everything. By withdrawing from the Iran Nuclear Deal and banning oil exports with so many sanctions imposed,Trump is bent on destroying and removing the Iran regime !

  47. None of you in the media still get it, Trump talks about America first but his actions show that is not the case.
    They are to enrich himself at the expense of anyone including America.

  48. Am tired of this new of John Bolton and Trump all there stupidity foolishness pls u the new middle Should start talking about the important things like the Children nd those people that Trump nd his people er trying to send back to their country' s to go nd weat for their dead, what er u people the Americans will do about it. Nd state thinking about how to help ur Country out of this mess. Solution what do Trump is not important the more u the new middle er talking about him he feels he is important. Please try speak out for the innocent people that er suffering now

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