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>> MOSS POINT SOUNDS PRETTY GOOD RIGHT NOW RIGHT NOW

>> ALL RIGHT >> ALL RIGHT I THINK I’M GOING TO TAKE OVER I THINK I’M GOING TO TAKE OVER HERE AND WE’LL HEAD INTO WHAT’S HERE AND WE’LL HEAD INTO WHAT’S ACTUALLY GOING ON RIGHT NOW AND ACTUALLY GOING ON RIGHT NOW AND GENERAL THOUGHTS, BIG TAKEAWAYS, GENERAL THOUGHTS, BIG TAKEAWAYS, THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN SPEAKING THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN SPEAKING IN LONDON IN LONDON SO FAR RICHARD HAASS, YOUR SO FAR RICHARD HAASS, YOUR CONCERNS, YOUR TAKEAWAYS

CONCERNS, YOUR TAKEAWAYS >> THE PRESIDENT HAS A UNIQUE >> THE PRESIDENT HAS A UNIQUE STIFLE GOING INTO SUMMITS STIFLE GOING INTO SUMMITS BEFORE THIS SUMMIT BEGAN, BEFORE THIS SUMMIT BEGAN, ESCALATING THE TRADE WAR ARE ESCALATING THE TRADE WAR ARE WITH FRANCE WITH FRANCE

ALSO UN LATERAL ANNOUNCING ALSO UN LATERAL ANNOUNCING TARIFFS FOR TWO COUNTRIES IN TARIFFS FOR TWO COUNTRIES IN SOUTH AMERICA FOR MANIPULATING SOUTH AMERICA FOR MANIPULATING THEIR CURRENCY WHEN THERE’S NO THEIR CURRENCY WHEN THERE’S NO EVIDENCE OF THAT EVIDENCE OF THAT THIS ADMINISTRATION DOESN’T LOVE THIS ADMINISTRATION DOESN’T LOVE DIPLOMACY AND MILITARY FORCE DIPLOMACY AND MILITARY FORCE I THINK THE LARGEST STORY IN I THINK THE LARGEST STORY IN EUROPE IS NATO IN DISARRAY

EUROPE IS NATO IN DISARRAY PRESIDENT WENT AFTER MACRON THIS PRESIDENT WENT AFTER MACRON THIS MORNING MORNING HE HAD AN UNFORTUNATE INTERVIEW HE HAD AN UNFORTUNATE INTERVIEW WITH THE ECONOMISTS CALLING NATO WITH THE ECONOMISTS CALLING NATO BRAIN DEAD BRAIN DEAD

BUT THERE’S REAL DIVISIONS WITH BUT THERE’S REAL DIVISIONS WITH TURKEY AND HOW TO DEAL WITH TURKEY AND HOW TO DEAL WITH RUSSIA RUSSIA PRESIDENT KEEPS HAMMERING THE PRESIDENT KEEPS HAMMERING THE EUROPEANS FOR NOT SPENDING EUROPEANS FOR NOT SPENDING ENOUGH ON DEFENSE ENOUGH ON DEFENSE BUT WE’RE SEEING THIS ALLIANCE BUT WE’RE SEEING THIS ALLIANCE THAT WAS PIVOTAL TO THE UNITED THAT WAS PIVOTAL TO THE UNITED STATES AND THE WEST THROUGH THE STATES AND THE WEST THROUGH THE COLD WAR FOR FOUR DECADES

COLD WAR FOR FOUR DECADES INCREASINGLY THERE’S NO CENSUS INCREASINGLY THERE’S NO CENSUS AND CENSUS POLITICALLY IS ALWAYS AND CENSUS POLITICALLY IS ALWAYS THE FOUNDATION OF AN ALLIANCE THE FOUNDATION OF AN ALLIANCE

AND THE PRESIDENT HAS A AND THE PRESIDENT HAS A TRANSACTIONAL APPROACH TO TRANSACTIONAL APPROACH TO ALLIANCES RATHER THAN THINKING ALLIANCES RATHER THAN THINKING ABOUT STRATEGIC PURPOSE HE ABOUT STRATEGIC PURPOSE HE CONSTANTLY HAS A LEDGER AND CONSTANTLY HAS A LEDGER AND BASICALLY ASKS ARE OTHERS PAYING BASICALLY ASKS ARE OTHERS PAYING ENOUGH ENOUGH >> FOCUSED ON MONEY >> FOCUSED ON MONEY >> RATHER THAN SAYING ARE WE >> RATHER THAN SAYING ARE WE GETTING ENOUGH OUT OF IT? GETTING ENOUGH OUT OF IT? WHICH IS SOMETHING VERY WHICH IS SOMETHING VERY DIFFERENT

DIFFERENT >> APART — >> APART — >> ISN’T THERE TRANSITIONAL >> ISN’T THERE TRANSITIONAL SITUATION IN EUROPE AS WELL SITUATION IN EUROPE AS WELL BECAUSE MACRON IS STEPPING BACK? BECAUSE MACRON IS STEPPING BACK? SORRY, MERKEL IS STEPPING BACK, SORRY, MERKEL IS STEPPING BACK, MACRON’S TRYING TO ASSERT MACRON’S TRYING TO ASSERT HIMSELF AS KIND OF THE NEW MAN HIMSELF AS KIND OF THE NEW MAN OF EUROPE? OF EUROPE? >> HE IS >> HE IS THE PROBLEM IS, FRANCE ALONE THE PROBLEM IS, FRANCE ALONE ISN’T STRONG ENOUGH DO IT AND ISN’T STRONG ENOUGH DO IT AND FRANCE DOESN’T HAVE A EUROPEAN FRANCE DOESN’T HAVE A EUROPEAN PARTNER PARTNER

ORIGINALLY IT WAS GOING TO BE ORIGINALLY IT WAS GOING TO BE GERMANY, MERKEL SAID NO THANKS GERMANY, MERKEL SAID NO THANKS THE MERKEL ERA IS OVER, AS YOU THE MERKEL ERA IS OVER, AS YOU SAY SAY I THINK BREXIT IS ALMOST A I THINK BREXIT IS ALMOST A FOREGONE CONCLUSION NOW GIVEN FOREGONE CONCLUSION NOW GIVEN THE ELECTION ON DECEMBER 12th, THE ELECTION ON DECEMBER 12th, THE ILLIBERALISM WE’RE SEEING

THE ILLIBERALISM WE’RE SEEING EUROPE IS GOING THROUGH THE EUROPE IS GOING THROUGH THE SINGLE MOST DIFFICULT MOMENT SINGLE MOST DIFFICULT MOMENT SINCE THE FOUNDATIONS OF MODERN SINCE THE FOUNDATIONS OF MODERN EUROPE AFTER WORLD WAR II EUROPE AFTER WORLD WAR II >> JOE >> JOE

>> BUT, WILLIE, IT SEEMS EVERY >> BUT, WILLIE, IT SEEMS EVERY MOVE TRUMP MAKES ON THE MOVE TRUMP MAKES ON THE POLITICAL STAGE BENEFITS POLITICAL STAGE BENEFITS VLADIMIR PUTIN VLADIMIR PUTIN WE HAVE HIM ONCE AGAIN GOING TO WE HAVE HIM ONCE AGAIN GOING TO A NATO SUMMIT A NATO SUMMIT ONCE AGAIN ATTACKING NATO ONCE AGAIN ATTACKING NATO ALLIES

ALLIES ONCE AGAIN UNDERMINING AN ONCE AGAIN UNDERMINING AN ALLIANCE THAT WAS ACTUALLY PUT ALLIANCE THAT WAS ACTUALLY PUT TOGETHER FOR THE PURPOSES OF TOGETHER FOR THE PURPOSES OF HOLDING RUSSIA AND RUSSIA HOLDING RUSSIA AND RUSSIA EXPANSION IN CHECK EXPANSION IN CHECK AND ON TOP OF THAT, HE STARTED AND ON TOP OF THAT, HE STARTED EVEN MORE TRADE WARS WHEN THE EVEN MORE TRADE WARS WHEN THE TARIFF TAXES THAT HE’S IMPOSED TARIFF TAXES THAT HE’S IMPOSED ON WORKING CLASS AMERICANS IS ON WORKING CLASS AMERICANS IS REALLY STARTING TO BE FELT IN REALLY STARTING TO BE FELT IN THIS ECONOMY THIS ECONOMY

WE’VE GOT A MANUFACTURING WE’VE GOT A MANUFACTURING RECESSION FOR THE FIRST TIME IN RECESSION FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A DECADE A DECADE AND EVERY ECONOMIST SAYS THAT’S AND EVERY ECONOMIST SAYS THAT’S BECAUSE OF THE TARIFF WARS BECAUSE OF THE TARIFF WARS HE SAID IT WAS — THAT THESE HE SAID IT WAS — THAT THESE TRADE WARS WERE EASY

TRADE WARS WERE EASY IT’S PROVING TO BE JUST THE IT’S PROVING TO BE JUST THE OPPOSITE AND YET, HERE WE ARE OPPOSITE AND YET, HERE WE ARE THIS MORNING WITH THE PRESIDENT THIS MORNING WITH THE PRESIDENT EXPANDING THOSE TRADE WARS EVEN EXPANDING THOSE TRADE WARS EVEN MORE MORE >> YEAH >> YEAH

AND AT A TIME WHEN THESE AND AT A TIME WHEN THESE ALLIANCES ARE FRAYED ANYWAY, AS ALLIANCES ARE FRAYED ANYWAY, AS RICHARD SAID RICHARD SAID WHEN EUROPE IS SHAKING ON ITS WHEN EUROPE IS SHAKING ON ITS OWN, YOU HAVE THE PRESIDENT OWN, YOU HAVE THE PRESIDENT COMING IN AND SHAKING IT UP EVEN COMING IN AND SHAKING IT UP EVEN MORE MORE THERE’S SOME IRONY IN PRESIDENT THERE’S SOME IRONY IN PRESIDENT TRUMP’S CRITICISM ALTHOUGH IT TRUMP’S CRITICISM ALTHOUGH IT MAY BE WELL FOUNDED OF MACRON MAY BE WELL FOUNDED OF MACRON SAYING MACRON’S BEING

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