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>>> PRESIDENT TRUMP TAKING ON >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP TAKING ON THE WORLD, AND THE WORLD IS THE WORLD, AND THE WORLD IS PUSHING BACK PUSHING BACK

WE’RE TALKING PLACES LIKE IRAN, WE’RE TALKING PLACES LIKE IRAN, CHINA AND NORTH KOREA, ALL CHINA AND NORTH KOREA, ALL PRESENTING FOREIGN POLICY PRESENTING FOREIGN POLICY CHALLENGES WITH ONE COMMON CHALLENGES WITH ONE COMMON THREAD, HIGH STAKES AND NOT A THREAD, HIGH STAKES AND NOT A LOT OF GOOD OBJECTIONS LOT OF GOOD OBJECTIONS THE PRESIDENT OF THE U ASIA THE PRESIDENT OF THE U ASIA GROUP THAT FOCUSES ON GLOBAL GROUP THAT FOCUSES ON GLOBAL POLITICAL RISK,KY NOT IMAGINE A POLITICAL RISK,KY NOT IMAGINE A BETTER PERSON TO TALK TO ON BETTER PERSON TO TALK TO ON THIS THIS IN YOUR OPINION, WHAT IS THE IN YOUR OPINION, WHAT IS THE BIGGEST RISK, WHAT IS THE BIGGEST RISK, WHAT IS THE BIGGEST WORRY YOU HAVE RIGHT BIGGEST WORRY YOU HAVE RIGHT NOW? NOW? >> BIGGEST WORRY IS IN THE LAST >> BIGGEST WORRY IS IN THE LAST 2 1/2 YEARS WE HAVE NOT NOT HAD 2 1/2 YEARS WE HAVE NOT NOT HAD A FOREIGN POLICY CRISIS AT ALL, A FOREIGN POLICY CRISIS AT ALL, DESPITE ALL OF THE HEADLINES

DESPITE ALL OF THE HEADLINES I DON’T THINK THAT’S SUSTAINABLE I DON’T THINK THAT’S SUSTAINABLE MUCH LONGER MUCH LONGER WE’VE SEEN SIGNIFICANT WE’VE SEEN SIGNIFICANT ESCALATION IN THE CONFRONTATIONS ESCALATION IN THE CONFRONTATIONS WITH OUR RELATIONS WITH A NUMBER WITH OUR RELATIONS WITH A NUMBER OF COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD OF COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD

WE TALKED ABOUT VENEZUELA, WE TALKED ABOUT VENEZUELA, TALKED ABOUT IRAN, TALKED ABOUT TALKED ABOUT IRAN, TALKED ABOUT NORTH KOREA, TALKED ABOUT CHINA NORTH KOREA, TALKED ABOUT CHINA ONE OF THOSE THINGS IS PROBABLY ONE OF THOSE THINGS IS PROBABLY GOING TO BREAK IN AN UGLY WAY GOING TO BREAK IN AN UGLY WAY I’M NOT GOING TO PREDICT TO YOU I’M NOT GOING TO PREDICT TO YOU THAT IT’S GOING TO BE THIS ONE THAT IT’S GOING TO BE THIS ONE NEXT WEEK BUT THE TRAJECTORIES NEXT WEEK BUT THE TRAJECTORIES ARE ALL HARD AND LIKELY OF ARE ALL HARD AND LIKELY OF ACCIDENTS GOING UP

ACCIDENTS GOING UP >> IT SEEMS IN THE CASE OF IRAN >> IT SEEMS IN THE CASE OF IRAN WE’RE GETTING CLOSER AND CLOSER WE’RE GETTING CLOSER AND CLOSER TO A LOT OF POSSIBLE TO A LOT OF POSSIBLE CONFRONTATION AND THERE’S A LOT CONFRONTATION AND THERE’S A LOT OF MIXED MESSAGES OF MIXED MESSAGES HOW DO YOU SEE THING THERE’S? HOW DO YOU SEE THING THERE’S? >> WHEN WE LEFT THE IRANIAN >> WHEN WE LEFT THE IRANIAN NUCLEAR DEAL, IRANIANS TOOK THE NUCLEAR DEAL, IRANIANS TOOK THE CALCULATION THEY WOULD BASICALLY CALCULATION THEY WOULD BASICALLY SUCK UP THE ECONOMIC HARDSHIP SUCK UP THE ECONOMIC HARDSHIP AND HOPE TRUMP WOULD ONLY GET AND HOPE TRUMP WOULD ONLY GET ONE TURN ONE TURN

IN OTHER WORDS, WAIT IT OUT IN OTHER WORDS, WAIT IT OUT AND POMPEO KNEW THAT AND HE AND POMPEO KNEW THAT AND HE ADVISED THE PRESIDENT IF THIS ADVISED THE PRESIDENT IF THIS HAPPENS AND WE ONLY GET ONE HAPPENS AND WE ONLY GET ONE TERM, OUR POLICY WILL FAIL AND TERM, OUR POLICY WILL FAIL AND BOLTON IS THE GUY WHO REALLY BOLTON IS THE GUY WHO REALLY WANTS REGIME CHANGE SO THEY WANTS REGIME CHANGE SO THEY DECIDED TO RATCHET UP THE DECIDED TO RATCHET UP THE ECONOMIC PRESSURE ECONOMIC PRESSURE AS A CONSEQUENCE IRAN IS IN A AS A CONSEQUENCE IRAN IS IN A MUCH DEEPER RECESSION THAN THEY MUCH DEEPER RECESSION THAN THEY EXPECTED AND THEY’RE STARTING TO EXPECTED AND THEY’RE STARTING TO LASH OUT, STARTING TO BREAK SOME LASH OUT, STARTING TO BREAK SOME OF THE COMPONENTS OF THE IRANIAN OF THE COMPONENTS OF THE IRANIAN NUCLEAR DEAL, THAT THEY HAD BEEN NUCLEAR DEAL, THAT THEY HAD BEEN LIVING UP TO

LIVING UP TO ALSO, WE’VE SEEN ATTACKS NOW ALSO, WE’VE SEEN ATTACKS NOW AGAINST FOUR TANKERS IN THE UAE AGAINST FOUR TANKERS IN THE UAE I SUSPECT IRANIANS WERE INDEED I SUSPECT IRANIANS WERE INDEED BEHIND THAT BEHIND THAT

WE DON’T HAVE PROOF OF THIS WE DON’T HAVE PROOF OF THIS THEY WERE EMPTY THEY WERE EMPTY BUT THEY WERE SHOWING THEY COULD BUT THEY WERE SHOWING THEY COULD CLOSE THE STRAIGHTS OF VER MUSE, CLOSE THE STRAIGHTS OF VER MUSE, FOR EXAMPLE

FOR EXAMPLE THEY COULD GET AROUND THAT THEY COULD GET AROUND THAT AND THERE ARE PEOPLE IN THE AND THERE ARE PEOPLE IN THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, NATIONAL TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER JOHN BOLTON, SECURITY ADVISER JOHN BOLTON, THAT WOULD LOVE TO GET THE THAT WOULD LOVE TO GET THE IRANIANIANS IRANIANIANS IRANIANS TO TAKE THE BACK SO WE IRANIANS TO TAKE THE BACK SO WE CAN HIT THEM HARD CAN HIT THEM HARD

WE HAVE TO RECOGNIZE THAT’S HOW WE HAVE TO RECOGNIZE THAT’S HOW IT GOES IT GOES >> WHAT POSITION DOES ALL OF >> WHAT POSITION DOES ALL OF THIS PUT US IN VIS-A-VIS RUSSIA? THIS PUT US IN VIS-A-VIS RUSSIA? WE KNOW THE PRESIDENT AND WE KNOW THE PRESIDENT AND VLADIMIR PUTIN HAVE A VERY GOOD VLADIMIR PUTIN HAVE A VERY GOOD RELATIONSHIP RELATIONSHIP BUT IF YOU LOOK AT WHAT WE’RE BUT IF YOU LOOK AT WHAT WE’RE DOING IN IRAN AND VENEZUELA DOING IN IRAN AND VENEZUELA POLICY WISE, WE’RE NOT IN LINE POLICY WISE, WE’RE NOT IN LINE WITH RUSSIA

WITH RUSSIA >> NOT AT ALL >> NOT AT ALL TRUMP REALLY LIKES PUTIN TRUMP REALLY LIKES PUTIN

HE ADMIRES PUTIN AND DOESN’T HE ADMIRES PUTIN AND DOESN’T WANT TO SAY ANYTHING MEAN ABOUT WANT TO SAY ANYTHING MEAN ABOUT HIM HIM IN TERMS OF TRUMP’S POLICY IN TERMS OF TRUMP’S POLICY TOWARDS AMERICA YOU CAN EASILY TOWARDS AMERICA YOU CAN EASILY MAKE THE ARGUMENT THIS IS THE MAKE THE ARGUMENT THIS IS THE MOST PROBLEMATIC SET OF POLICIES MOST PROBLEMATIC SET OF POLICIES THE RUSSIANS HAVE SEEN SINCE THE THE RUSSIANS HAVE SEEN SINCE THE SOVIET UNION SOVIET UNION >> THAT’S WHAT POMPEO SAYS

>> THAT’S WHAT POMPEO SAYS >> VENEZUELA, WE HAVE AN >> VENEZUELA, WE HAVE AN AMERICAN GOVERNMENT THAT IS AMERICAN GOVERNMENT THAT IS TRYING TO COLLAPSE THE REGIME TRYING TO COLLAPSE THE REGIME THAT THE RUSSIANS SUPPORT THAT THE RUSSIANS SUPPORT IRAN, SAME THING IRAN, SAME THING

UKRAINE UNDER TRUMP YOU ACTUALLY UKRAINE UNDER TRUMP YOU ACTUALLY SEE SENDING OF WEAPONS SEE SENDING OF WEAPONS >> SO POMPEII IS RIGHT WHEN HE >> SO POMPEII IS RIGHT WHEN HE SAYS THIS IS THE TOUGHEST SAYS THIS IS THE TOUGHEST ADMINISTRATION WHEN IT COMES TO ADMINISTRATION WHEN IT COMES TO RUSSIA? RUSSIA? JUST NOT MEDDLING JUST NOT MEDDLING >> POMPEO REFUSES TO TALK ABOUT >> POMPEO REFUSES TO TALK ABOUT THE FACT TRUMP PERSONALLY IS NOT THE FACT TRUMP PERSONALLY IS NOT IN LINE WITH THAT POLICY

IN LINE WITH THAT POLICY THE QUESTION IS THIS, IF YOU’RE THE QUESTION IS THIS, IF YOU’RE THE RUSSIANS LOOKING AT 2020 THE RUSSIANS LOOKING AT 2020 ELECTIONS, WE KNOW THEY’RE GOING ELECTIONS, WE KNOW THEY’RE GOING TO MEDDLE, BUT DO WE KNOW TRUMP TO MEDDLE, BUT DO WE KNOW TRUMP IS ACTUALLY GOOD FOR THEM? IS ACTUALLY GOOD FOR THEM? THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION POLICY, THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION POLICY, I THINK THAT’S AN ACTIVE I THINK THAT’S AN ACTIVE DISCUSSION INSIDE THE KREMLIN DISCUSSION INSIDE THE KREMLIN RIGHT NOW RIGHT NOW >> LET’S TALK ABOUT THE ACTIVE >> LET’S TALK ABOUT THE ACTIVE DISCUSSION ON TRADING FLOORS AND DISCUSSION ON TRADING FLOORS AND IN FARMS IN FARMS

WHAT DO YOU THINK IS HAPPENING WHAT DO YOU THINK IS HAPPENING WITH TRUMP AND RUSSIA AND THESE WITH TRUMP AND RUSSIA AND THESE NEGOTIATIONS? NEGOTIATIONS? THE PRESIDENT IS CLAIMING HE’S THE PRESIDENT IS CLAIMING HE’S GOT LEVERAGE WITH THESE TARIFFS, GOT LEVERAGE WITH THESE TARIFFS, HE’S GOT CHINA BACKED INTO A HE’S GOT CHINA BACKED INTO A CORNER CORNER DOES HE REALLY? DOES HE REALLY? >> THE CHINESE ARE TAKING MUCH >> THE CHINESE ARE TAKING MUCH BIGGER ECONOMIC HARDSHIP FROM BIGGER ECONOMIC HARDSHIP FROM THE TARIFFS SO FAR THAN THE TARIFFS SO FAR THAN AMERICANS ARE AMERICANS ARE THE U

S ECONOMY IS DOING A LOT THE US ECONOMY IS DOING A LOT BETTER RIGHT NOW THAN THE BETTER RIGHT NOW THAN THE CHINESE ECONOMY IS AND WE’RE A CHINESE ECONOMY IS AND WE’RE A LOT BIGGER LOT BIGGER

AND WE BUY A LOT MORE FROM THEM AND WE BUY A LOT MORE FROM THEM THAN THEY BUY FROM US THAN THEY BUY FROM US WE’VE GOT A LOT OF LEVERAGE WE’VE GOT A LOT OF LEVERAGE BUT THE NEXT ROUND OF TARIFFS IF BUT THE NEXT ROUND OF TARIFFS IF WE WERE TO IMPLEMENT THEN WOULD WE WERE TO IMPLEMENT THEN WOULD BE ONES ON ALL OF THE CONSUMER BE ONES ON ALL OF THE CONSUMER DURABLES AMERICANS BUY

DURABLES AMERICANS BUY IF WE DO THAT, WE WILL SEE IT IF WE DO THAT, WE WILL SEE IT AND FEEL IT AND FEEL IT IT WILL BE ALL OVER THE MEDIA IT WILL BE ALL OVER THE MEDIA

>> AND DOES HE TAKE CARE OF THE >> AND DOES HE TAKE CARE OF THE COUNTRY IF HE’S SUFFERING COUNTRY IF HE’S SUFFERING ECONOMICALLY? ECONOMICALLY? >> YES, HE DOES >> YES, HE DOES HE’S NOT A DEMOCRAT BUT HE HE’S NOT A DEMOCRAT BUT HE DOESN’T WANT TO LOOK WEAK AND DOESN’T WANT TO LOOK WEAK AND DOESN’T WANT HIS ECONOMY TO DOESN’T WANT HIS ECONOMY TO START CRATERING START CRATERING IF YOU LOOK IN THE LAST THREE IF YOU LOOK IN THE LAST THREE MONTHS IT’S ALL BEEN STATE, MONTHS IT’S ALL BEEN STATE, STATE, STATE BECAUSE THEY’VE GOT STATE, STATE BECAUSE THEY’VE GOT TO KEEP THEIR NUMBERS RELATIVELY TO KEEP THEIR NUMBERS RELATIVELY ROBUST

ROBUST SO I DO BELIEVE THAT THE CHINESE SO I DO BELIEVE THAT THE CHINESE ARE TAKING VERY SERIOUSLY THAT ARE TAKING VERY SERIOUSLY THAT THEY WANT TO GET TO A DEAL THEY WANT TO GET TO A DEAL AND GET TO A DEAL BEFORE THE G20 AND GET TO A DEAL BEFORE THE G20 MEETING IN OSAKA NEXT MONTH MEETING IN OSAKA NEXT MONTH

IF THAT HAPPENS, TRUMP WILL LOOK IF THAT HAPPENS, TRUMP WILL LOOK PRETTY GOOD ON US/CHINA PRETTY GOOD ON US

/CHINA BUT YESTERDAY THE TRUMP BUT YESTERDAY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ALSO PUT REALLY ADMINISTRATION ALSO PUT REALLY TOUGH POLICIES IN PLACE ON TOUGH POLICIES IN PLACE ON HUAWEI AND 5G, TRYING TO HIT THE HUAWEI AND 5G, TRYING TO HIT THE CHINESE REALLY HARD, TRYING TO CHINESE REALLY HARD, TRYING TO GET ALLIES IN EUROPE NOT TO USE GET ALLIES IN EUROPE NOT TO USE CHINESE COMPANIES FOR 5G, USE CHINESE COMPANIES FOR 5G, USE AMERICAN COMPANIES AMERICAN COMPANIES >> BUT HUAWEI SIGNED A LETTER

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