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THIS WEEK, THAT WAS BUYING GREENLAND, TODAY WAS A STRONG GREENLAND, TODAY WAS A STRONG REMINDER THERE IS ALSO MORE REMINDER THERE IS ALSO MORE CHAOS AROUND THE CORNER WITH CHAOS AROUND THE CORNER WITH THIS PRESIDENT. THIS PRESIDENT. LEADING OFF OUR DISCUSSION LEADING OFF OUR DISCUSSION TONIGHT, A CNBC CONTRIBUTE TOR, TONIGHT, A CNBC CONTRIBUTE TOR, SENIOR FINANCIAL CORRESPONDENT, SENIOR FINANCIAL CORRESPONDENT, OPINION WRITER AT THE WASHINGTON OPINION WRITER AT THE WASHINGTON POST. POST. JARED BERNSTEIN, YOU HAVE SEEN A JARED BERNSTEIN, YOU HAVE SEEN A LOT IN YOUR LIFE AND WORK IN LOT IN YOUR LIFE AND WORK IN POLITICS AND IN BUSINESS, IN POLITICS AND IN BUSINESS, IN ECONOMICS. ECONOMICS. THE PRESIDENT STARTING A WAR THE PRESIDENT STARTING A WAR WITH THIS FEDERAL RESERVE CHIEF, WITH THIS FEDERAL RESERVE CHIEF, COMPARING HIM TO THE LEADER OF COMPARING HIM TO THE LEADER OF AN AUTHORITARIAN NATION IS AN AUTHORITARIAN NATION IS SOMETHING I HAVE NEVER SEEN. SOMETHING I HAVE NEVER SEEN.>>YEAH.>>YEAH. I GOT TO SAY I DON’T PAY CLOSE I GOT TO SAY I DON’T PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO A LOT OF WHAT TRUMP ATTENTION TO A LOT OF WHAT TRUMP SAYS BECAUSE IT’S OFTEN SAYS BECAUSE IT’S OFTEN MEANINGLESS. MEANINGLESS. BUT THAT ONE JUST GOT DEEPLY BUT THAT ONE JUST GOT DEEPLY UNDER MY SKIN, MUCH AS I DID IT UNDER MY SKIN, MUCH AS I DID IT DID YOURS AND HOPEFULLY MANY OF DID YOURS AND HOPEFULLY MANY OF YOUR VIEWERS AS WELL. YOUR VIEWERS AS WELL. I HAVE KNOWN JEROME POWELL FOR A I HAVE KNOWN JEROME POWELL FOR A WHILE, BEFORE HE WENT OVER TO WHILE, BEFORE HE WENT OVER TO THE FEDERAL RESERVE. THE FEDERAL RESERVE. THIS IS A GUY WHO HAS BEEN A THIS IS A GUY WHO HAS BEEN A THOUGHTFUL AND DEDICATED PUBLIC THOUGHTFUL AND DEDICATED PUBLIC SERVANT FOR AS LONG AS I HAVE SERVANT FOR AS LONG AS I HAVE KNOWN HIM. KNOWN HIM. AND FOR TRUMP, WHO IS, AS YOU AND FOR TRUMP, WHO IS, AS YOU HAVE SAID, DELIVERING THE CHAOS HAVE SAID, DELIVERING THE CHAOS AND THE CRAZY AT A RATE THAT’S AND THE CRAZY AT A RATE THAT’S MASSIVELY ACCELERATED FROM WHAT MASSIVELY ACCELERATED FROM WHAT WAS ALREADY TOO MUCH TO TAKE, WAS ALREADY TOO MUCH TO TAKE, FOR HIM TO COME AFTER POWELL FOR HIM TO COME AFTER POWELL THAT WAY IS — IT’S BEYOND NORM THAT WAY IS — IT’S BEYOND NORM BREAKING. BREAKING. IT’S JUST REPREHENSIBLE. IT’S JUST REPREHENSIBLE. AND AS YOU ALSO CORRECTLY POINT AND AS YOU ALSO CORRECTLY POINT OUT, JUST GETTING BACK TO THE OUT, JUST GETTING BACK TO THE ECONOMICS, NOW HE’S TAKING HIS ECONOMICS, NOW HE’S TAKING HIS CHAOS TO EUROPE TO MEET WITH CHAOS TO EUROPE TO MEET WITH OTHER INTERNATIONAL LEADERS AND, OTHER INTERNATIONAL LEADERS AND, LOOK, BASED ON WHAT WE’VE SEEN, LOOK, BASED ON WHAT WE’VE SEEN, I DON’T SEE HOW THAT ENDS WELL. I DON’T SEE HOW THAT ENDS WELL.>>JENNIFER RUBEN, IT’S LIKE PIG>>JENNIFER RUBEN, IT’S LIKE PIG PEN. PEN. HE HAS A SWIRLING CLOUD AROUND HE HAS A SWIRLING CLOUD AROUND HIM. HIM. I HAVE COVERED G-7s. I HAVE COVERED G-7s. I NEVER HEARD THEY DECIDED I NEVER HEARD THEY DECIDED BEFORE THE WHOLE THING STARTED BEFORE THE WHOLE THING STARTED THAT THEY’RE NOT PUTTING OUT A THAT THEY’RE NOT PUTTING OUT A JOINT COMMUNIQUE BECAUSE THERE JOINT COMMUNIQUE BECAUSE THERE IS NO POINT. IS NO POINT. HE SAID MR. TRUMP’S WILD AND HE SAID MR. TRUMP’S WILD AND UNSCRIPTED PRONOUNCEMENTS ON UNSCRIPTED PRONOUNCEMENTS ON FRIDAY RENEWED QUESTIONS ABOUT FRIDAY RENEWED QUESTIONS ABOUT HIS STEWARD SHIP OF THE WORLD’S HIS STEWARD SHIP OF THE WORLD’S LARGEST ECONOMY. LARGEST ECONOMY. EVEN SOME OF HIS OWN AIDS AND EVEN SOME OF HIS OWN AIDS AND ALLIES WERE A ALARMED BY HIS ALLIES WERE A ALARMED BY HIS BEHAVIOR SEEMING IT AS THE BEHAVIOR SEEMING IT AS THE FLAILING OF A PRESIDENT FLAILING OF A PRESIDENT INCREASINGLY ANXIOUS OVER THE INCREASINGLY ANXIOUS OVER THE DARK CLOUD. DARK CLOUD. WE WERE ALL THERE FOR 2008. WE WERE ALL THERE FOR 2008. NONE OF US WANT TO BE THERE NONE OF US WANT TO BE THERE AGAIN. AGAIN. IF AND WHEN RECESSION COMES IF AND WHEN RECESSION COMES BECAUSE IT IS LIKELY IT WILL, BECAUSE IT IS LIKELY IT WILL, WHAT WE DON’T NEED IS CHAOS AT WHAT WE DON’T NEED IS CHAOS AT THE HELM. THE HELM.>>EXACTLY.>>EXACTLY. PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS ALWAYS PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS ALWAYS THRIVED ON CHAOS. THRIVED ON CHAOS. HE THINKS IT PUTS HIS OPPONENTS HE THINKS IT PUTS HIS OPPONENTS ON THEIR BACK HEEL. ON THEIR BACK HEEL. HE THINKS THAT THAT SOMEHOW HE THINKS THAT THAT SOMEHOW MAKES HIM THE BIG GUY BECAUSE MAKES HIM THE BIG GUY BECAUSE HE’S ABLE TO COME IN AND CLEAR HE’S ABLE TO COME IN AND CLEAR UP THE CHAOS THAT HE STARTED. UP THE CHAOS THAT HE STARTED. THIS DOES NOT WORK THIS WAY WHEN THIS DOES NOT WORK THIS WAY WHEN YOU ARE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED YOU ARE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. STATES. IT SURE DOESN’T WORK WITH WAY IT SURE DOESN’T WORK WITH WAY WHEN YOU ARE PLAYING GAMES WITH WHEN YOU ARE PLAYING GAMES WITH THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE SYSTEM. THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE SYSTEM. IT SURE DOESN’T MAKE THAT ANY IT SURE DOESN’T MAKE THAT ANY SENSE WHEN YOU ARE STARTING TO SENSE WHEN YOU ARE STARTING TO SHOOT OUT DECREES THAT THE SHOOT OUT DECREES THAT THE BUSINESSES OF AMERICA WILL CEASE BUSINESSES OF AMERICA WILL CEASE DOING BUSINESS WITH CHINA. DOING BUSINESS WITH CHINA. YOU KNOW, I THINK HIS INSULTS YOU KNOW, I THINK HIS INSULTS THAT THE DEMOCRATS ARE ALL A THAT THE DEMOCRATS ARE ALL A BUNCH OF SOCIALISTS WENT OUT THE BUNCH OF SOCIALISTS WENT OUT THE WINDOW WITH THAT. WINDOW WITH THAT. HE OF COURSE DOES NOT HAVE THE HE OF COURSE DOES NOT HAVE THE POWER. POWER. BUT WHO KNOWS WHAT HE’S GOING TO BUT WHO KNOWS WHAT HE’S GOING TO DO NEXT? DO NEXT? WHO KNOWS WHAT EXECUTIVE ORDER WHO KNOWS WHAT EXECUTIVE ORDER HE WILL ISSUE? HE WILL ISSUE? WHO KNOWS WHAT COURT FIGHTS WHO KNOWS WHAT COURT FIGHTS AMERICAN BUSINESSES ARE GOING TO AMERICAN BUSINESSES ARE GOING TO BE IN. BE IN. AND THE SHAME OF THIS IS AND THE SHAME OF THIS IS CONGRESS COULD PREVENT EVERY BIT CONGRESS COULD PREVENT EVERY BIT OF THIS. OF THIS. THE POWER OF REGULATING TRADE THE POWER OF REGULATING TRADE AND TARIFFS RESIDES WITH AND TARIFFS RESIDES WITH CONGRESS. CONGRESS. THEY HAVE LEGISLATED THAT AWAY, THEY HAVE LEGISLATED THAT AWAY, AND THEY COULD TAKE THAT BACK AND THEY COULD TAKE THAT BACK HOOK, LINE AND SINKER. HOOK, LINE AND SINKER. EVEN A NATIONAL SECURITY EXCUSE, EVEN A NATIONAL SECURITY EXCUSE, WHICH HE IS — EXEMPTION WHICH WHICH HE IS — EXEMPTION WHICH HE HAS ABUSED, AND THEY ARE TOO HE HAS ABUSED, AND THEY ARE TOO CHICKEN TO DO. CHICKEN TO DO. THEY COULD SAVE THIS ECONOMY AND THEY COULD SAVE THIS ECONOMY AND THEY WON’T. THEY WON’T. WHEN THIS ECONOMY DOES FALTER, WHEN THIS ECONOMY DOES FALTER, IT WILL NOT ONLY BE TRUMP’S IT WILL NOT ONLY BE TRUMP’S FAULT BUT THE REPUBLICANS IN FAULT BUT THE REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS WHO HAVE NOT SPENT ONE CONGRESS WHO HAVE NOT SPENT ONE ONCE OF ENERGY OR SPINE TO DO ONCE OF ENERGY OR SPINE TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT THIS. ANYTHING ABOUT THIS.>>THERE IS SO MUCH WRONG WITH>>THERE IS SO MUCH WRONG WITH THAT HEREBY THING HE DID TODAY. THAT HEREBY THING HE DID TODAY. IMMEDIATELY START LOOKING FOR AN IMMEDIATELY START LOOKING FOR AN ALTERNATIVE TO CHINA. ALTERNATIVE TO CHINA.>>IF THERE IS ANYTHING AMERICAN>>IF THERE IS ANYTHING AMERICAN CEOs LIKE TO TAKE ORDERS FROM A CEOs LIKE TO TAKE ORDERS FROM A TRUST FUND BABY RODEO CLOWN. TRUST FUND BABY RODEO CLOWN.>>I’M SURE THEY’RE LOVING IT.>>I’M SURE THEY’RE LOVING IT. AND IT’S NOT LEGAL. AND IT’S NOT LEGAL. AND I’M SURE THAT THERE WILL BE AND I’M SURE THAT THERE WILL BE REACTIONS IN THE BUSINESS REACTIONS IN THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY THAT WILL BE VERY COMMUNITY THAT WILL BE VERY QUIET. QUIET. BUT BUSINESS INVESTMENT HAS GONE BUT BUSINESS INVESTMENT HAS GONE DOWN. DOWN. THAT IS SPEAKING VERY LOUDLY TO THAT IS SPEAKING VERY LOUDLY TO THE PRESIDENT. THE PRESIDENT. THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR IS THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR IS SLOWING DOWN. SLOWING DOWN. AND THE TARIFFS THAT HE IS ABOUT AND THE TARIFFS THAT HE IS ABOUT TO ENACT WILL HIT THE CONSUMER. TO ENACT WILL HIT THE CONSUMER.>>THEY WON’T BECAUSE CHINA PAYS>>THEY WON’T BECAUSE CHINA PAYS FOR IT. FOR IT.>>I FORGOT.>>I FORGOT. WE LIVE IN A CRAZY LAND NOW. WE LIVE IN A CRAZY LAND NOW. BUT, YEAH, SO NEXT ROUND WE’RE BUT, YEAH, SO NEXT ROUND WE’RE HITTING RETAIL. HITTING RETAIL. ROUND AFTER THAT YOU ARE ROUND AFTER THAT YOU ARE HITTING, YOU KNOW, TOYS, ET HITTING, YOU KNOW, TOYS, ET CETERA. CETERA. THIS IS WHERE THE RUBBER HITS THIS IS WHERE THE RUBBER HITS THE ROAD. THE ROAD. THIS IS WHERE THE RUBBER HITS THIS IS WHERE THE RUBBER HITS THE FLAT SCREEN TVs IN DECEMBER THE FLAT SCREEN TVs IN DECEMBER AND IN SEPTEMBER IT’S GOING TO AND IN SEPTEMBER IT’S GOING TO BE THE SNEAKERS, THE JEANS, ET BE THE SNEAKERS, THE JEANS, ET CETERA. CETERA. THE AMERICAN CONSUMER IS KEEPING THE AMERICAN CONSUMER IS KEEPING THE GLOBAL ECONOMY AFLOAT RIGHT THE GLOBAL ECONOMY AFLOAT RIGHT NOW. NOW. THIS IS THE LAST THING THAT YOU THIS IS THE LAST THING THAT YOU WANT TO DO. WANT TO DO. AND, FRANKLY, HE’S LAYING OUT A AND, FRANKLY, HE’S LAYING OUT A PATH TO DESTRUCTION. PATH TO DESTRUCTION. THE THING THAT ALSO WORRIES ME THE THING THAT ALSO WORRIES ME IS THAT CHAIRMAN POWELL SEEMS TO IS THAT CHAIRMAN POWELL SEEMS TO BE INTERNALIZING SOME OF WHAT BE INTERNALIZING SOME OF WHAT TRUMP IS SAYING. TRUMP IS SAYING. HE WAS TALKING ABOUT THE FEDS HE WAS TALKING ABOUT THE FEDS RESPONSIBILITY TO KEEP THE RESPONSIBILITY TO KEEP THE EXPANSION GOING. EXPANSION GOING. THAT’S LIKE THE GOVERNOR OF THAT’S LIKE THE GOVERNOR OF FLORIDA SAYING THAT HURRICANE FLORIDA SAYING THAT HURRICANE SEASON IS CANCELED, YOU KNOW? SEASON IS CANCELED, YOU KNOW? RECESSIONS HAPPEN. RECESSIONS HAPPEN. THEY’RE CYCLICAL. THEY’RE CYCLICAL. TRUMP MAY HAVE GOTTEN A — MAYBE TRUMP MAY HAVE GOTTEN A — MAYBE HE HAD SOME BAD LUCK. HE HAD SOME BAD LUCK. BUT HE’S TURNING THAT BAD LUCK BUT HE’S TURNING THAT BAD LUCK INTO DISASTER WITH THIS TRADE INTO DISASTER WITH THIS TRADE SITUATION. SITUATION.>>AT THE TOP OF THE SHOW I WAS>>AT THE TOP OF THE SHOW I WAS SAYING THAT THIS IS A LOSE-LOSE SAYING THAT THIS IS A LOSE-LOSE SITUATION, THAT THOSE AREN’T SITUATION, THAT THOSE AREN’T ACTUALLY MY WORDS. ACTUALLY MY WORDS. THEY’RE ACTUALLY YOUR WORDS. THEY’RE ACTUALLY YOUR WORDS. YOU SAID THIS TO ME LAST WEEK. YOU SAID THIS TO ME LAST WEEK. YOU SAID THIS IS THE WORST KIND YOU SAID THIS IS THE WORST KIND OF WAR BECAUSE EVERYBODY IS OF WAR BECAUSE EVERYBODY IS LOSING ON EVERY FRONT. LOSING ON EVERY FRONT. WE WILL NOT GET THE SOY BEAN WE WILL NOT GET THE SOY BEAN CONTRACTS BACK THAT WE HAD WITH CONTRACTS BACK THAT WE HAD WITH CHINA BECAUSE THEY ARE NOW CHINA BECAUSE THEY ARE NOW GETTING THAT SOY BEAN FROM GETTING THAT SOY BEAN FROM BRAZIL. BRAZIL. THE LOBSTERS, THEY ARE GETTING THE LOBSTERS, THEY ARE GETTING FROM CANADA NOW. FROM CANADA NOW. WE WILL NEVER GET IT 100% BACK. WE WILL NEVER GET IT 100% BACK. THE CHINESE ARE SUFFERING MORE THE CHINESE ARE SUFFERING MORE THAN WE ARE. THAN WE ARE. THERE IS NO ARTICULATING VIEW OF THERE IS NO ARTICULATING VIEW OF WHAT SUCCESS IS HERE. WHAT SUCCESS IS HERE.>>YEAH.>>YEAH. I THINK THAT’S EXACTLY RIGHT. I THINK THAT’S EXACTLY RIGHT. THE ONLY WAY TO WIN A TRADE WAR THE ONLY WAY TO WIN A TRADE WAR IS TO NOT BE IN ONE. IS TO NOT BE IN ONE. WHAT YOU ARE STARTING TO HEAR WHAT YOU ARE STARTING TO HEAR SOME OF THESE BUSINESSES SAYING SOME OF THESE BUSINESSES SAYING IS THAT THEY HAVE TRIED IN MANY IS THAT THEY HAVE TRIED IN MANY CASES TO FIND NEW PRODUCTION CASES TO FIND NEW PRODUCTION PLATFORMS FROM WHICH THEY CAN PLATFORMS FROM WHICH THEY CAN IMPORT THE GOODS THAT ARE NOW IMPORT THE GOODS THAT ARE NOW FACING INCREASING TARIFFS IN FACING INCREASING TARIFFS IN CHINA. CHINA. AND IT’S JUST REALLY HARD TO DO. AND IT’S JUST REALLY HARD TO DO. BY THE WAY, NOTE THAT THAT DOES BY THE WAY, NOTE THAT THAT DOES NOT ACCOMPLISH TRUMP’S GOAL. NOT ACCOMPLISH TRUMP’S GOAL. TRUMP’S GOAL IS SOME VERSION OF TRUMP’S GOAL IS SOME VERSION OF IMPORT SUBSTITUTION, MEANING IMPORT SUBSTITUTION, MEANING BUILD STUFF DOMESTICALLY THAT’S BUILD STUFF DOMESTICALLY THAT’S BEING CURRENTLY BUILT. BEING CURRENTLY BUILT. THAT’S NOT WHAT WE’RE HEARING. THAT’S NOT WHAT WE’RE HEARING. THEY WILL SAYING MAYBE I WILL GO THEY WILL SAYING MAYBE I WILL GO TO COME BODEAMBODIA, MILAN. TO COME BODEAMBODIA, MILAN. WE’RE HAVING SOME OF THE WE’RE HAVING SOME OF THE ECONOMIC PROBLEMS THAT SHE WAS ECONOMIC PROBLEMS THAT SHE WAS JUST TALKING ABOUT, INCLUDING JUST TALKING ABOUT, INCLUDING DIMINISHED INVESTMENT. DIMINISHED INVESTMENT. NOW I THINK THE IDEA WAS THAT IF NOW I THINK THE IDEA WAS THAT IF YOU LOOK AT ANY ARTICLE THAT WAS YOU LOOK AT ANY ARTICLE THAT WAS ABOUT A POTENTIAL RECESSION IN ABOUT A POTENTIAL RECESSION IN THE WIND OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF THE WIND OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS, THEY HAVE ALL MENTIONED WEEKS, THEY HAVE ALL MENTIONED THE TRADE WAR IN PARAGRAPH ONE THE TRADE WAR IN PARAGRAPH ONE AS EXHIBIT A OF TRUMP REALLY AS EXHIBIT A OF TRUMP REALLY DAMAGING THE ECONOMY. DAMAGING THE ECONOMY. THAT WAS BEFORE THIS LEVEL OF THAT WAS BEFORE THIS LEVEL OF ESCALATION AND THIS MARKET ESCALATION AND THIS MARKET REACTION TODAY. REACTION TODAY. SO WHENEVER THAT KIND OF SO WHENEVER THAT KIND OF RECESSION RISK FACTOR THAT’S RECESSION RISK FACTOR THAT’S GOING ON, IT HAS NOW BEEN AMPED GOING ON, IT HAS NOW BEEN AMPED UP BY THE PRESIDENT. UP BY THE PRESIDENT.>>SO JENNIFER, THERE IS ALL>>SO JENNIFER, THERE IS ALL SORTS OF TALK. SORTS OF TALK. THERE IS PEOPLE OF ACCUSING THE THERE IS PEOPLE OF ACCUSING THE MEDIA OF AMPING UP RECESSION. MEDIA OF AMPING UP RECESSION. THE DEMOCRATS WANTING RECESSION THE DEMOCRATS WANTING RECESSION BECAUSE IT WILL PUT TRUMP OUT OF BECAUSE IT WILL PUT TRUMP OUT OF OFFICE. OFFICE. ANYBODY WISHING FOR RECESSION ANYBODY WISHING FOR RECESSION HAS JUST GOT A BLACK HEART. HAS JUST GOT A BLACK HEART. BUT THE FACT IS THEY DO HAPPEN BUT THE FACT IS THEY DO HAPPEN AND THERE IS NOTHING THAT WILL AND THERE IS NOTHING THAT WILL AFFECT DONALD TRUMP’S BASE OR AFFECT DONALD TRUMP’S BASE OR ERODE HIS SUPPORT MORE THAN ERODE HIS SUPPORT MORE THAN PEOPLE ACTUALLY LOSING JOBS AND PEOPLE ACTUALLY LOSING JOBS AND LOSING THEIR WAGES, WHICH LOSING THEIR WAGES, WHICH ACTUALLY HAPPENS IN A RECESSION. ACTUALLY HAPPENS IN A RECESSION. SO I WOULD THINK ALL OF THE SO I WOULD THINK ALL OF THE DOZENS OF THINGS OVER THE LAST DOZENS OF THINGS OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS THAT WE HAVE HEARD TWO YEARS THAT WE HAVE HEARD REPUBLICANS STAY SILENT ABOUT, I REPUBLICANS STAY SILENT ABOUT, I WOULD THINK THIS WOULD BE THE WOULD THINK THIS WOULD BE THE ONE THEY’D SAY, NO, NO, HOLD ON ONE THEY’D SAY, NO, NO, HOLD ON A SECOND. A SECOND. YOU CANNOT RUN THIS TRAIN RIGHT YOU CANNOT RUN THIS TRAIN RIGHT OFF THE TRACKS BECAUSE WE’LL ALL OFF THE TRACKS BECAUSE WE’LL ALL LOSE THE NEXT ELECTION. LOSE THE NEXT ELECTION.>>WELL, I SOMEWHAT CASUALLY>>WELL, I SOMEWHAT CASUALLY SENT OFF A TWEET TODAY HOW MANY SENT OFF A TWEET TODAY HOW MANY POINTS DOES THE DOW HAVE TO DROP POINTS DOES THE DOW HAVE TO DROP BEFORE THE REPUBLICANS GET IN BEFORE THE REPUBLICANS GET IN THE GAME? THE GAME? 5,000, 10,000, 15,000. 5,000, 10,000, 15,000. WHAT IS IT GOING TO FINALLY TAKE WHAT IS IT GOING TO FINALLY TAKE TO GET THEM OFF THE STICK? TO GET THEM OFF THE STICK? I THINK PART OF THE PROBLEM HERE I THINK PART OF THE PROBLEM HERE IS NOT ONLY IS THIS A COMPLETE IS NOT ONLY IS THIS A COMPLETE MESS, BUT WAY BACK WHEN, DO YOU MESS, BUT WAY BACK WHEN, DO YOU REMEMBER WE ACTUALLY HAD A REAL REMEMBER WE ACTUALLY HAD A REAL PROBLEM WITH CHINA, WHICH WAS PROBLEM WITH CHINA, WHICH WAS THE THEFT OF EXTORTION OF THE THEFT OF EXTORTION OF INTELLECTUAL. INTELLECTUAL.>>THAT’S THE THING WE SHOULD>>THAT’S THE THING WE SHOULD HAVE DEALT WITH AND THE ENTIRE HAVE DEALT WITH AND THE ENTIRE WORLD WOULD HAVE SUPPORTED THE WORLD WOULD HAVE SUPPORTED THE UNITED STATES. UNITED STATES.>>AND WE WOULD HAVE SIGNED ON>>AND WE WOULD HAVE SIGNED ON TO TPP. TO TPP. WE EXCLUDED CHINA, PUT THE WE EXCLUDED CHINA, PUT THE PRESSURE ON CHINA, CEMENTED OUR PRESSURE ON CHINA, CEMENTED OUR ALLIANCES. ALLIANCES. SO WE HAVE DONE JUST ABOUT SO WE HAVE DONE JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING WRONG TO NOT ONLY NOT EVERYTHING WRONG TO NOT ONLY NOT SOLVE OUR OLD PROBLEMS BUT SOLVE OUR OLD PROBLEMS BUT CREATE NEW ONES. CREATE NEW ONES. AND BY THE WAY, ONE THING WE AND BY THE WAY, ONE THING WE HAVEN’T DISCUSSED IS AS THEY HAVEN’T DISCUSSED IS AS THEY HAVE REFIGURED THE JOBS NUMBERS, HAVE REFIGURED THE JOBS NUMBERS, TURNS OUT THERE IS 500,000 LESS TURNS OUT THERE IS 500,000 LESS JOBS CREATED WE THOUGHT. JOBS CREATED WE THOUGHT. IT LOOKS A LOT WEAKER THAN WE IT LOOKS A LOT WEAKER THAN WE EVEN SUSPECTED IT WAS. EVEN SUSPECTED IT WAS. AND AS A RESULT OF THAT, WHAT’S AND AS A RESULT OF THAT, WHAT’S HE GOING TO USE NOW? HE GOING TO USE NOW? WE ALREADY HAVE A TRAL DOLLAR WE ALREADY HAVE A TRAL DOLLAR DEFICIT. DEFICIT. WHAT’S HE GOING TO USE AS A WHAT’S HE GOING TO USE AS A FISCAL STIMULUS IF WE GO INTO A FISCAL STIMULUS IF WE GO INTO A DEPRESSION? DEPRESSION? THE FED HAS CUT RATES, BUT THEY THE FED HAS CUT RATES, BUT THEY ARE SO LOW ALREADY THAT THERE IS ARE SO LOW ALREADY THAT THERE IS NOT MUCH ROOM. NOT MUCH ROOM.>>THE THING THAT CONCERNS ME>>THE THING THAT CONCERNS ME ABOUT WHAT HE WAS SAYING IS THAT ABOUT WHAT HE WAS SAYING IS THAT IT SEEMS LIKE HE’S LET GO OF IT SEEMS LIKE HE’S LET GO OF MAKING A DEAL AND NOW HIS GOAL MAKING A DEAL AND NOW HIS GOAL IS WHAT WE CALL IN NERD CIRCLES IS WHAT WE CALL IN NERD CIRCLES DECOUPLING OF CHINA, WHICH IS DECOUPLING OF CHINA, WHICH IS JUST SEVERING THE ECONOMIC JUST SEVERING THE ECONOMIC RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE UNITED RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND CHINA, WHICH WOULD BE STATES AND CHINA, WHICH WOULD BE HORRIFIC AND WHICH MANY WORRY HORRIFIC AND WHICH MANY WORRY WOULD DIVIDE THE WORLD BETWEEN WOULD DIVIDE THE WORLD BETWEEN AN ECONOMIC AND DIG CAL IRON AN ECONOMIC AND DIG CAL IRON CURTAIN AND YOU WOULD REALLY CURTAIN AND YOU WOULD REALLY HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN TWO HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN TWO INTERNETS, TWO ECONOMIES, TWO INTERNETS, TWO ECONOMIES, TWO WORLDS. WORLDS. I DON’T THINK WE WANT THAT I DON’T THINK WE WANT THAT AGAIN. AGAIN. AND WHAT HE SEEMS TO BE MOVING AND WHAT HE SEEMS TO BE MOVING TOWARD FULL STEAM AHEAD IF HE TOWARD FULL STEAM AHEAD IF HE CAN’T GET HIS WAY FROM PRESIDENT CAN’T GET HIS WAY FROM PRESIDENT XI LIKE A SCREAMING POUTING XI LIKE A SCREAMING POUTING CHILD IS THAT HE’S GOING TO PULL CHILD IS THAT HE’S GOING TO PULL FOR THIS DECOUPLING NOTION. FOR THIS DECOUPLING NOTION. IT’S VERY SCAREY. IT’S VERY SCAREY.>>EXPLAIN WHY THAT’S TOUGH.>>EXPLAIN WHY THAT’S TOUGH. THIS IS NOT A NORMAL THIS IS NOT A NORMAL RELATIONSHIP WE WOULD HAVE RELATIONSHIP WE WOULD HAVE DESCRIBED 20 YEARS AGO. DESCRIBED 20 YEARS AGO. THE RELATIONSHIP WITH CHINA IS THE RELATIONSHIP WITH CHINA IS SUBSTANTIALLY MORE COMPLICATED SUBSTANTIALLY MORE COMPLICATED FROM A CURRENTLY PERSPECTIVE AND FROM A CURRENTLY PERSPECTIVE AND WHAT CHINA DOES AROUND THE WHAT CHINA DOES AROUND THE WORLD. WORLD.>>SO DONALD TRUMP THINKS HE CAN>>SO DONALD TRUMP THINKS HE CAN UNSCRAMBLE THE GLOBALIZATION UNSCRAMBLE THE GLOBALIZATION OMELET, AND HE CAN’T. OMELET, AND HE CAN’T. IT’S NOT JUST THAT WE IMPORT IT’S NOT JUST THAT WE IMPORT TOYS AND TELEVISIONS FROM CHINA. TOYS AND TELEVISIONS FROM CHINA. WE ALSO IMPORT TONS OF WE ALSO IMPORT TONS OF INTERMEDIATE GOODS. INTERMEDIATE GOODS. THESE ARE IMPORTS THAT GO INTO THESE ARE IMPORTS THAT GO INTO PRODUCTS THAT ARE PRODUCED HERE. PRODUCTS THAT ARE PRODUCED HERE. SO OUR LINKAGE IS TO THE CHINESE SO OUR LINKAGE IS TO THE CHINESE ECONOMY ARE NOT JUST THE STUFF ECONOMY ARE NOT JUST THE STUFF THAT’S ON THE SHELVES OF THAT’S ON THE SHELVES OF WALMART. WALMART. AND EVEN THEN, AS I SAID IN MY AND EVEN THEN, AS I SAID IN MY LAST REMARK, THOSE GOODS ARE NOT LAST REMARK, THOSE GOODS ARE NOT GOING TO BE MADE HERE. GOING TO BE MADE HERE. THE GLOBALIZATION SHIP HAS LEFT THE GLOBALIZATION SHIP HAS LEFT THE PORT AND NOW, AS I THE PORT AND NOW, AS I MENTIONED, THOSE PRODUCERS ARE MENTIONED, THOSE PRODUCERS ARE LOOKING TO IMPORT FROM OTHER LOOKING TO IMPORT FROM OTHER COUNTRIES OFTEN IN ASIA. COUNTRIES OFTEN IN ASIA. SO, A, THE NOTION OF IMIMPORTANT SO, A, THE NOTION OF IMIMPORTANT SUBSTITUTION THAT WE’LL JUST SUBSTITUTION THAT WE’LL JUST REPLACE ALL THAT STUFF REPLACE ALL THAT STUFF DOMESTICALLY IS JUST NOT GOING DOMESTICALLY IS JUST NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. TO HAPPEN. THAT’S NOT THE STRUCTURE OF THE THAT’S NOT THE STRUCTURE OF THE GLOBAL ECONOMY. GLOBAL ECONOMY. AND, B, YOU ARE REALLY HURTING AND, B, YOU ARE REALLY HURTING AMERICAN PRODUCERS. AMERICAN PRODUCERS. IT IS JUST WHAT YOU SAID AT THE IT IS JUST WHAT YOU SAID AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SHOW. BEGINNING OF THE SHOW. IT IS ACTUALLY AMERICAN IT IS ACTUALLY AMERICAN PRODUCERS USING INTERMEDIATE

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  1. TRUMP SAYS THAT DEMS WILL RAISE OUR TAXES. YES THEY WILL BECAUSE REPUBLICANS HAVE SOLD US OUT AND WHEN WE VOTE THEM OUT IT WILL COST A FORTUNE TO REPAIR OUR ECONOMY. LET ALONE ANY PROGRESS. CORRUPT REPUBLICANS WILL NOT PROTECT OUR ELECTIONS. WHY? VOTE ALL REPUBLICANS OUT NOW.

  2. CHINA AND IMMIGRANTS WERE GOOD FOR AMERICA. CHINA WAS OUR LARGEST TRADING PARTNER AND OPPOSED RUSSIA. IMMIGRANTS WERE A MAJOR TAX BASE. THEY PUT MUCH MORE MONEY IN THAN THEY EVER TOOK IN SERVICES. A WALL AT $60BN WOULD BEST PROVIDE CLEAN DRINKING WATER FOR CHILDREN. WHAT IS RIGHT?

  3. @MSNBC is corporate owned. Biden is the corporate heir apparent. Go figure a Biden lackey in Southampton LI NY on their show. I don't want a corporate lap dog as POTUS. I want an attack dog just like the Repubs. Someone who isn't corporate bought and owned. No "reaching across the aisle".
    Biden already told his mega donors "nothing will change". No trump lite.

  4. Hard to say if it is Aderall or syphilis causing his deterioration of his already limited mental abilities but it is scary to watch and can only wonder how far this is going to go.

  5. Whatever she sucking on in her mouth she needs to take out so she can talk right / because she sure is spitting out a lot of false statements about the commander-& chief of this country.

  6. We've all been alarmed since he announced he was running. 3 years later, nobody has done anything, which means nobody ever will. That's how useless and paralyzed by lobbyist money our pathetic Congress is.

  7. 4:22 Linette Lopez, be objective you trash bag. i don't like Trump either, but wtf happened to professionalism?? what happened to the bare minimum??

  8. The Chinese are building for civilization, like the Silk Road Initiative, and investment in Africa, yes Africa! And what the U.S. has been doing? We have been trying to dismantle what the Chinese are doing. Trump is first envious and then jealous, (using trade deficit as a pretext), and like the Moor, finally killing Desdemona. We should be proud of a man like a Trump? We are complicit, as complicit as the Germans in allowing Hitler to commit the ultimate atrocity.

  9. Aides “Alarmed” By Erratic President Donald Trump Behavior?
    I wonder what the line he crossed to "Alarmed" The Anti-American Aides.

  10. Trump, I'm so Vain Carly wrote a song about me, will destroy the Republican party. Why his aides are now "concerned" is priceless. I order a new President.

  11. China holds about 30% of our debt right? He will take us all down to spite them. If China pulls in their loans what happens?

  12. When this is all said and dine, we need to make sure tRump and his close cronies (including Russians) didnt make a bundle on shorting the market and insider trading. You know he is more than capable of it. He is a crook. Looks like Moscow Mitch and wifey ( who tRump will call a Chinese spy if Mitch is mean to him) might be too.

  13. America will be paying for a long time, in more ways than one after Chump loses next year. All of the children that have died or have been abused from his idiotic chaos he has caused. The farmers, lobster men, and businesses that have been ruined because of a person that has claimed bankruptcy 6 times. He had no business running I should say ruining a country.

  14. Why are we praising a piece of paper that stands for “white power”?

    Who doesn’t like working to find a solution?

    Talking on tv about what the president said and did is not real work.

    It’s social hour with friends.

    What is your intent? Can you even explain your purpose?

  15. The Republican silence is deafening! Senator Grassley, you are a decent guy, say something, and do something! For America’s sake!

  16. There on twitter watch him prance

    it's the baby carrot finger dance

    tiny digits, tiny mind [the 15 watts of brilliance kind]

    Our country's honor left to chance…

    it's the baby carrot finger dance.

  17. You lost me at TPP. I get that TPP would have put pressure on China, but like all trade agreements before it, it was SPECIFICALLY AND EXCLUSIVELY designed to push down wages and increase the share of the world and national economies that can be confiscated by the 0.1%. We can have trade agreements, but we can NOT have corporations write them for their own benefit, and we can NOT let governments that are owned by corporations write them for the corporation's benefit. Trade agreements should be written with the express purpose of raising wages world wide. I get that corporations and corporate owned governments won't like that, but the alternative is not preemptive surrender.

  18. Clinton balanced the budget. Bush drove the economy into a recession. Obama tripled the Dow. Trump added more debt in 3 years than Obama did in 8 and our economy is again headed to a recession. Why would anyone who loves America vote Republican? We all know the answer…Republicans are full of hate and lies.

  19. America, as this house of cards starts to fall, remember who it was that was lying to you all along. Trump and the republicons.

  20. Latest voice to arrive in Trump's head whispers to him "You are the chosen one" followed by a crazy raspy laugh "waaahhhahahahahahaha"

  21. The whole idea in the European Union, UN Security Council, and G7 is that votes have to be unanimous which means one state who doesn't agree can destroy it all.
    That is probably how they got Russia and China to join the SC. So, I guess the only unanimous votes are if there is an alien invasion or non-members. Great Huh? The EU will fail if the eastern countries veto things and then what? They have to get out or? More exits with no easy ways out.

  22. Of course the President's approach is "crazy" as described by this piece of dirt. Fed chairman Powell came out with substantial overboard increases in the Fed rates and in addition started unloading billions of dollars in bonds bought up to same the Obama administration's economic disaster. Both the rate increases and the sale of the billions of bonds at the same time have damaged all AMERICANS. MSNBC lacks anyone smart enough to know that, or maybe even care if they do know the facts.

  23. And these aides names are, surprise, "fictional characters" of MSNBoringC. Always reports of aides with no names.

  24. His base won't care about a recession considering Trump. If anything, they'll only get more numerous as economic consequenses of a recession makes people lose jobs and livelihoods. They are already well trained in twisting reality into something completely unrecognizable by sane people and they'll easily twist out a narrative where it's not Trump's actions having brought it on, but rather a plot by his political opponents to create a recession around him to choke on. Trump's fanbase only cares about that he remains president – and keeps acting like a troll. Both are equally important to them in their supporting him.

  25. The calm before the storm? Suddenly it looks like many Republicans are finally admitting that Trump is a disaster. This is a relief at first. I don't trust them. What's next?

  26. Bill Maher publicly Hopes for recession. He was told that's horrible because families woukd lose their jobs and their homes. Some would lose everything. He said "itll be worth it to get trump out of office".
    Why does Maher hate trump then? Most of us want trump out because we realize how hes harming Americans and ppl across the world. If Maher doesnt care what recession does to families..he doesnr care about that harm, then why does he hate trump?

  27. Dingus Con drinks a two liter of Diet Coke and eats fast food everyday, all day long! His brain is mush so his behavior doesn't surprise me one bit! Put on top of that he was no "stable genius" to begin with!

  28. I'm alarmed also. Alarmed Trump isn't building the wall fast enough or big enough. Alarmed he's not deporting enough illegals.

  29. Let's get rid of the premise that we are "concerned" about Donald Trump's mental health. No, we are concerned about the fate of our nation being in the hands of an obvious mad man. Just get rid of this incompetent nutty fool that passes for a President.

  30. @8:27
    How many roads must a man walk down before you can call him a man.
    How man points does the dow have to drop before you can see trump is a scam.
    The answer my friend is blowing in the wind. The answer is blowing in the wind

  31. Trump stacked the courts with judges!! He didn't do that for NOTHING!!!! He's up to doing some dictating and some other dirty business to the Americans I feel it, he's too shady so we really need to watch out

  32. Trump has been digging up some old laws that Congress has let the president get away with for decades now, we as a people just haven't used them,we as a society need to be careful, and we need to look up some laws of our own so as not to fall into a trump trap…

  33. President Trump means well he's just not good for running the United States affairs. I believe he's doing the best he can do he's a businessman

  34. no one wins any war.
    I must have a black heart i want the rescission to happen so we can dump trump that's about the only thing that might open up his followers eyes.
    Bernie 2020

  35. Crusty Cobs is right we must use Article 25! Now is the time to rid of the Republican party. They are cowards with no backbone…

  36. This is the same headline for the last 3 yrs…. How can we keep getting distracted by meaningless drivel from Donny Dumbazz?

  37. 25th amendment – Section 4
    Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.

    Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive department or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit within four days to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within twenty-one days after receipt of the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session, within twenty-one days after Congress is required to assemble, determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and duties of his office.

  38. Seems like the liberal media have dropped the Russia Collusion BS for now. The current narrative is try to convince the sheeple that a recession is coming in 2021. Will the liberals accept this new BS? 😎.

  39. All I know when I do not want to invest anything in the stock market would someone like Trump in office with his wishy-washy politics one day he says one thing the next day he says another how can you put your money on the line with a man like that he steering the country into recession he says it's going to be a two-month recession there is no such thing that goes on years I'm going to vote for Bernie Sanders a man that has a good economical sound plan and a man that doesn't want to steal your votes and lie to you especially seniors a man that earns your vote Trump spits out talk Bernie Sanders uses shoe leather that's the man I want the president Bernie Sanders 2020

  40. TDS on full display. No msnbc, you will not trigger a recession with your fake news. Everyone knows you don’t raise interest rates when a high trust economy is present. Basic economics kiddos.
    2 Scoops
    2 Genders
    2 Terms

  41. I think Trump's in with the banks to cause a recession to steal seniors homes and life savings like you said we can suffer during a recession it's all right for him because he's loaded his money I'm a senior and I don't want to lose what I have enough is enough I'm going to go along with Bernie Sanders 20/20 a man with good solid judgment he doesn't look at itself as a politician I'm tired of politicians and their lies I want a man to earn my vote not steal it

  42. Trump is the crazy we had to have – just sayin' – maybe something good will come out of this once he's thrown out of office.

  43. Seniors need to get back to the old pad and pen at least that didn't lie to you Trump and his new college kids push a few buttons on a computer and lie to you and steal your home and your savings Trump's in with the banks the holler that socialist stuff with Bernie Sanders they're hollering that because they know Bernie Sanders is not for the rich he's for the seniors and The Working Man next thing you know Trump will be taking your social security from you my votes going for Bernie Sanders 2020 I've had enough

  44. MSNBC you have zero creditability. Your opinions are scripted for you by the democratic party and president Trump is right when he says you are enemies of the Republic.

  45. When he first started running it was like a good joke
    He made us laugh
    I for one said he can’t be serious
    Then he won
    The joke is on us now

  46. He solved the debt crisis in less that 3 years, he won the "easy to win" trade war, he built the wall and Mexico paid for it as he promised, just a few of the many promises Trump made and would get done with only "the best people" working in his administration… hold on,
    NONE of these promises have or will ever be acheived Trump is a FAILURE, LIAR and COMPLETE INCOMPETENT MORON!!!

  47. Trump didn't get the memo. We can't rebuild trade relations easily. We have a recession every so many years but his policies may well make it a depression.

  48. Okay, seriously, hear me out. The president has had a colored past, lots of mistresses, etc. Has he been tested for Syphilis? Think Henry VIII…

  49. farmers are losing?? No way… wait! who voed overwhelmingly for Trump? who will still vote overwhelmingly for Trump? yes.. It is them.

  50. Between Trumps antics and the GE hammer dropping in the near future, the inverted yield curve, who can deny rescission is coming? Layoffs by thanksgiving, retail spending before Christmas will be anemic. How much are those new iphones going to cost?! Feeeckkkk.

  51. I can personally vouch for trump damaging our economy and our own workforce. I work in manufacturing for a corporation that builds medical devices. Parts of the devices we build come from China, which we aren't getting in, which has lead to purposefully slowing our manufacturing because we cant just spontaneously begin making these parts ourselves. My company has now begun laying staff off. We're losing jobs in a community where basically the only jobs come from agriculture (which we're seeing also taking a huge hit) and manufacturing at my factory. We're all scared of losing our jobs and the only reason is this administrations incompetence. I'll remember that at the ballots.

  52. Trump is like satan if you are doing his evil work on Earth he love you but if you turn right to God he hate you chump trump is the same thing as satan

  53. I hope the GOPS are happy now the country is heading for disaster
    well done folks your silence is deafening

  54. The doofus infesting the Oval Office has his ties and MAGA hats made in CHINA! He’s having his CAMPAIGN GOODS made in CHINA!!! He needs to be removed for INSANITY before he tanks the economy with his screwball tariffs.

  55. I was ‘alarmed’ when i found out that Obama attended Reverand Jeremiah Wright’s racist black liberation theology church for 20 years. Why did you propaganda media not report that? Its especially hilarious since Obama is not black, hes mixed. He is 50% caucasion, 25% black, and 25% arabic.

  56. American's have elected a racist mad idiotic buffoon for president..and they only have themselves to blame…Trump is the embodiment of America, racist, vicious, violent, and morally corrupt….

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