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ADMINISTRATOR, FORMER SPOKESMAN FOR HILLARY CLINTON AND DEPUTY FOR HILLARY CLINTON AND DEPUTY SECRETARY OF STATE AND COHOST OF SECRETARY OF STATE AND COHOST OF THE PODCAST “UNREDACTED.” THE PODCAST “UNREDACTED.” I’M REALLY GLAD TO HAVE YOU ALL I’M REALLY GLAD TO HAVE YOU ALL HERE. HERE. THERE IS A LOT TO GET TO. THERE IS A LOT TO GET TO. ADMIRAL, ARE THE OTHER MEMBERS ADMIRAL, ARE THE OTHER MEMBERS BIG PICTURE OF G7 RIGHT TO BIG PICTURE OF G7 RIGHT TO WORRY? WORRY? WHAT MAKES YOU NERVOUS ABOUT WHAT MAKES YOU NERVOUS ABOUT TRUMP HEADING INTO THIS MEETING? TRUMP HEADING INTO THIS MEETING?>>YEAH, THE SHORT ANSWER WOULD>>YEAH, THE SHORT ANSWER WOULD BE EVERYTHING. BE EVERYTHING. THE GOOD NEWS IS THE LAST G7 WAS THE GOOD NEWS IS THE LAST G7 WAS SUCH A COMPLETE DIPLOMATIC SUCH A COMPLETE DIPLOMATIC DISASTER THAT IT IS THE LOWEST DISASTER THAT IT IS THE LOWEST BAR IN HISTORY TO GET OVER IT. BAR IN HISTORY TO GET OVER IT. TO GET TO SOME IMPROVEMENTS. TO GET TO SOME IMPROVEMENTS. SO LET’S HOPE WE DO THAT. SO LET’S HOPE WE DO THAT. I THINK TWO THINGS THAT CONCERN I THINK TWO THINGS THAT CONCERN ME A LOT, ONE IS NOT GOING TO ME A LOT, ONE IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. HAPPEN. BUT IT’S THIS IDEA OF BRINGING BUT IT’S THIS IDEA OF BRINGING RUSSIA BACK INTO THE G7 I THINK RUSSIA BACK INTO THE G7 I THINK MAKES NO SENSE WHATSOEVER. MAKES NO SENSE WHATSOEVER. THEY WERE REJECTED — THEY WERE REJECTED –>>MAYBE IT DOES IF YOU DON’T>>MAYBE IT DOES IF YOU DON’T REALIZE THAT THE REASON THAT REALIZE THAT THE REASON THAT THEY GOT KICKED OUT IS CRIMEA. THEY GOT KICKED OUT IS CRIMEA.>>EXACTLY.>>EXACTLY. AND AS LONG AS CRIMEA IS STILL AND AS LONG AS CRIMEA IS STILL FULLY OCCUPIED AND BY THE WAY FULLY OCCUPIED AND BY THE WAY THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF RUSSIAN THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF RUSSIAN TROOPS IN UKRAINE AS DISTINCT TROOPS IN UKRAINE AS DISTINCT FROM CRIMEA, THERE IS NO REASON FROM CRIMEA, THERE IS NO REASON TO EVEN CONTEMPLATE BRINGING TO EVEN CONTEMPLATE BRINGING RUSSIA BACK. RUSSIA BACK. THE SECOND ONE TO WATCH THAT I THE SECOND ONE TO WATCH THAT I WORRY ABOUT AS A FORMER SUPREME WORRY ABOUT AS A FORMER SUPREME ALLIED COMMANDER OF NATO IS THIS ALLIED COMMANDER OF NATO IS THIS GROWING SENSE OF UNEASE IN THE GROWING SENSE OF UNEASE IN THE ALLIANCE AND THE BATTERING BY ALLIANCE AND THE BATTERING BY PRESIDENT TRUMP AND, LOOK. PRESIDENT TRUMP AND, LOOK. WE ALL WANT TO SEE THE ALLIES WE ALL WANT TO SEE THE ALLIES RAISE THEIR SPENDING ON MILITARY RAISE THEIR SPENDING ON MILITARY AND THEY’VE DONE IT SOMEWHAT. AND THEY’VE DONE IT SOMEWHAT. BUT YOU FEEL THE ALLIANCE KIND BUT YOU FEEL THE ALLIANCE KIND OF FRAYING AT THE EDGES, PUTTING OF FRAYING AT THE EDGES, PUTTING THE LEADERS IN A SMALL ROOM LIKE THE LEADERS IN A SMALL ROOM LIKE THIS IS NOT GOING TO BE HELPFUL. THIS IS NOT GOING TO BE HELPFUL. SO THOSE ARE THE TWO THAT I SO THOSE ARE THE TWO THAT I WOULD BE WORRIED ABOUT THE MOST. WOULD BE WORRIED ABOUT THE MOST.>>THE PRESIDENT MADE IT CLEAR>>THE PRESIDENT MADE IT CLEAR AT THE END OF LAST YEAR HE AT THE END OF LAST YEAR HE THOUGHT THAT WAS A COMPLETE THOUGHT THAT WAS A COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME. WASTE OF TIME. HE HAS APPARENTLY SAID TO AIDES HE HAS APPARENTLY SAID TO AIDES GOING INTO THIS HE DOESN’T GOING INTO THIS HE DOESN’T UNDERSTAND WHY HE HAS TO GO. UNDERSTAND WHY HE HAS TO GO. DO YOU THINK THERE IS ANY CHANCE DO YOU THINK THERE IS ANY CHANCE WE GET THROUGH THESE THREE DAYS WE GET THROUGH THESE THREE DAYS WITH ZERO DRAMA? WITH ZERO DRAMA?>>NO.>>NO.>>ZERO CHANCE.>>ZERO CHANCE.>>LESS THAN ZERO.>>LESS THAN ZERO.>>WOW.>>WOW.>>I MEAN, WE CAN’T GO THROUGH>>I MEAN, WE CAN’T GO THROUGH ONE DAY HERE, THREE DAYS HERE, ONE DAY HERE, THREE DAYS HERE, AND IT IS REALLY NOT THAT AND IT IS REALLY NOT THAT DIFFERENT TO ME. DIFFERENT TO ME.>>OR ONE HOUR, THREE HOURS.>>OR ONE HOUR, THREE HOURS.>>WHO KNOWS WHAT HE IS TWEETING>>WHO KNOWS WHAT HE IS TWEETING WHILE WE’RE SITTING HERE. WHILE WE’RE SITTING HERE. TO ME IT IS ALMOST LIKE RINGLING TO ME IT IS ALMOST LIKE RINGLING BROTHERS. BROTHERS. THEY TAKE DOWN THE TENTS, TAKE THEY TAKE DOWN THE TENTS, TAKE THE TIGERS, TAKE THE ELEPHANTS THE TIGERS, TAKE THE ELEPHANTS AND THEY JUST TAKE IT OVERSEAS. AND THEY JUST TAKE IT OVERSEAS. IT’S THE SAME CARNIVAL, THE SAME IT’S THE SAME CARNIVAL, THE SAME JUST ABSOLUTE CHAOS. JUST ABSOLUTE CHAOS. LOOK, TO BE HONEST WITH YOU, LOOK, TO BE HONEST WITH YOU, WHEN HE SAYS HE DOESN’T WHEN HE SAYS HE DOESN’T UNDERSTAND WHY HE HAS TO GO UNDERSTAND WHY HE HAS TO GO HOPEFULLY NEXT YEAR HE JUST HOPEFULLY NEXT YEAR HE JUST DOESN’T GO. DOESN’T GO. LISTENING TO THE ADMIRAL, I’VE LISTENING TO THE ADMIRAL, I’VE BEEN TO A FEW OF THESE G VARIOUS BEEN TO A FEW OF THESE G VARIOUS NUMBER CONFERENCES WITH NUMBER CONFERENCES WITH SECRETARY CLINTON AND WITH SECRETARY CLINTON AND WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA. PRESIDENT OBAMA. YOU DON’T START FROM SCRATCH AT YOU DON’T START FROM SCRATCH AT THESE THINGS. THESE THINGS. THEY’RE PRETTY SET WHEN YOU GET THEY’RE PRETTY SET WHEN YOU GET THERE AND THE LEADERS COME IN TO THERE AND THE LEADERS COME IN TO SEAL THE DEAL. SEAL THE DEAL. NOW THEY’VE GOTTEN TO THE POINT NOW THEY’VE GOTTEN TO THE POINT WHERE EVERYONE IS JUST LET’S NOT WHERE EVERYONE IS JUST LET’S NOT THINK ABOUT DOING ANYTHING. THINK ABOUT DOING ANYTHING. LET’S JUST GET THROUGH THE WEEK. LET’S JUST GET THROUGH THE WEEK.>>IF YOU’VE BEEN IN A WHITE>>IF YOU’VE BEEN IN A WHITE HOUSE WITH A PREVIOUS PRESIDENT HOUSE WITH A PREVIOUS PRESIDENT WHAT THE STAFF WILL TELL YOU WHAT THE STAFF WILL TELL YOU LEADING UP TO IT IS HE IS IN LEADING UP TO IT IS HE IS IN MEETINGS, WORKING ON IT, MEETINGS, WORKING ON IT, STUDYING IT. STUDYING IT. VERY DIFFERENT FROM THE WAY THE VERY DIFFERENT FROM THE WAY THE PRESIDENT GEARS UP FOR THIS, PRESIDENT GEARS UP FOR THIS, WHICH IS TWEETING ABOUT WHETHER WHICH IS TWEETING ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT HIS FORMER PRESS OR NOT HIS FORMER PRESS SECRETARY SHOULD BE ON “DANCING SECRETARY SHOULD BE ON “DANCING WITH THE STARS.” WITH THE STARS.” BUT, GOVERNOR, LET ME JUST SHOW BUT, GOVERNOR, LET ME JUST SHOW THAT PICTURE AGAIN BECAUSE IT IS THAT PICTURE AGAIN BECAUSE IT IS SO TELLING FROM LAST YEAR’S SO TELLING FROM LAST YEAR’S SUMMIT. SUMMIT. THIS PHOTO WENT VIRAL. THIS PHOTO WENT VIRAL. THE PRESIDENT SITTING DOWN. THE PRESIDENT SITTING DOWN. EVERYBODY’S ARMS CROSSED, EVERYBODY’S ARMS CROSSED, SURROUNDING HIM. SURROUNDING HIM. HAS ANYTHING CHANGED REALLY HAS ANYTHING CHANGED REALLY EXCEPT MAYBE POSSIBLY THE EXCEPT MAYBE POSSIBLY THE RELATIONSHIPS HAVE WORSENED AND RELATIONSHIPS HAVE WORSENED AND THERE’S OBVIOUSLY ALSO GROWING THERE’S OBVIOUSLY ALSO GROWING TENSIONS ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY TENSIONS ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF A GLOBAL RECESSION? OF A GLOBAL RECESSION?>>I THINK THAT IS ABSOLUTELY>>I THINK THAT IS ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. RIGHT. IT’S JUST GOTTEN WORSE. IT’S JUST GOTTEN WORSE. THAT IS REALLY WHAT IS THAT IS REALLY WHAT IS UNFORTUNATE. UNFORTUNATE. WE CAN LAUGH ABOUT IT BECAUSE IT WE CAN LAUGH ABOUT IT BECAUSE IT SEEMS SO ABSURD AND IT JUST IS SEEMS SO ABSURD AND IT JUST IS INCONCEIVABLE THAT THE UNITED INCONCEIVABLE THAT THE UNITED STATES IS IN THIS POSITION BUT STATES IS IN THIS POSITION BUT TO HAVE A G WHATEVER, WHETHER 7, TO HAVE A G WHATEVER, WHETHER 7, 8, 6, 5. 8, 6, 5. I GUESS THEY’RE CALLING IT 7 I GUESS THEY’RE CALLING IT 7 MINUS 1 BECAUSE OF THE UNITED MINUS 1 BECAUSE OF THE UNITED STATES. STATES. TO HAVE ONE WITHOUT A COMMUNIQUE TO HAVE ONE WITHOUT A COMMUNIQUE AT THE END, TO DO NO BUSINESS, AT THE END, TO DO NO BUSINESS, RIGHT. RIGHT. EVERYTHING IS DONE AHEAD OF EVERYTHING IS DONE AHEAD OF TIME. TIME. THE LEADERS JUST COME IN TO SIGN THE LEADERS JUST COME IN TO SIGN THE DEAL AND SHOW THEY’RE THE DEAL AND SHOW THEY’RE TOGETHER. TOGETHER.>>THEY ALSO LIKE IT.>>THEY ALSO LIKE IT. THEY LIKE THIS UNSCRIPTED TIME THEY LIKE THIS UNSCRIPTED TIME WHEN THEY CAN BE WITH EACH OTHER WHEN THEY CAN BE WITH EACH OTHER FACE TO FACE. FACE TO FACE.>>EXACTLY.>>EXACTLY. AND TALK ABOUT OTHER THINGS. AND TALK ABOUT OTHER THINGS. FOR THIS PRESIDENT ESPECIALLY FOR THIS PRESIDENT ESPECIALLY WHEN TALKING ABOUT BRINGING WHEN TALKING ABOUT BRINGING RUSSIA BACK IN IT IS NOT JUST RUSSIA BACK IN IT IS NOT JUST THE CRIMEA. THE CRIMEA. RUSSIAN TROOPS ARE IN TWO OTHER RUSSIAN TROOPS ARE IN TWO OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE UKRAINE RIGHT LOCATIONS IN THE UKRAINE RIGHT NOW FIGHTING. NOW FIGHTING. THERE ARE ACTIONS GOING ON, THERE ARE ACTIONS GOING ON, MILITARY ACTIONS GOING ON. MILITARY ACTIONS GOING ON. YOU CAN’T BRING THEM BACK IN. YOU CAN’T BRING THEM BACK IN. THE FACT THIS PRESIDENT HAS SAID THE FACT THIS PRESIDENT HAS SAID HE MIGHT NOT ADHERE TO THE HE MIGHT NOT ADHERE TO THE MUTUAL DEFENSE PART OF NATO, IT MUTUAL DEFENSE PART OF NATO, IT HAS THROWN THE WHOLE THING INTO HAS THROWN THE WHOLE THING INTO REAL CONFUSION WHICH IS REAL CONFUSION WHICH IS DESTABLIZING THE WORLD. DESTABLIZING THE WORLD.>>ONE THING WE KNOW HE DOES>>ONE THING WE KNOW HE DOES WANT TO TALK ABOUT IS THE WANT TO TALK ABOUT IS THE ECONOMY. ECONOMY. HE WANTS A SPECIAL MEETING ON HE WANTS A SPECIAL MEETING ON SUNDAY TO TALK ABOUT IT. SUNDAY TO TALK ABOUT IT. WE JUST LEARNED THERE COULD WE JUST LEARNED THERE COULD POSSIBLY BE RETALIATION FROM POSSIBLY BE RETALIATION FROM CHINA. CHINA. THEY SAY THEY’LL HAVE TARIFFS ON THEY SAY THEY’LL HAVE TARIFFS ON AN ADDITIONAL $75 BILLION WORTH AN ADDITIONAL $75 BILLION WORTH OF GOODS AND REINSTATE THE OF GOODS AND REINSTATE THE LEVIES AGAINST AUTOS. LEVIES AGAINST AUTOS. HOW COULD THIS CHANGE THE HOW COULD THIS CHANGE THE CONVERSATION? CONVERSATION?>>WELL, WEERP’RE SEEING TWO>>WELL, WEERP’RE SEEING TWO THINGS, COUNTRIES LIKE CHINA, THINGS, COUNTRIES LIKE CHINA, RUSSIA, OUR ADVERSARIES OR RUSSIA, OUR ADVERSARIES OR CERTAINLY COMPETITORS TAKING CERTAINLY COMPETITORS TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE GAP BETWEEN US ADVANTAGE OF THE GAP BETWEEN US AND OUR HISTORICAL ALLIES, AND AND OUR HISTORICAL ALLIES, AND WHAT IS EVEN MORE CONCERNING TO WHAT IS EVEN MORE CONCERNING TO ME IS OUR ALLIES ARE GETTING ME IS OUR ALLIES ARE GETTING USED TO IT. USED TO IT. YOU KNOW, THEY ARE NOT EXPECTING YOU KNOW, THEY ARE NOT EXPECTING ANYTHING. ANYTHING. THE GOVERNOR AND I WERE TALKING THE GOVERNOR AND I WERE TALKING EARLIER ABOUT TO SOME EXTENT EARLIER ABOUT TO SOME EXTENT THEY JUST THINK THEY HAVE TO GUT THEY JUST THINK THEY HAVE TO GUT IT OUT AND JUST GET PAST TRUMP IT OUT AND JUST GET PAST TRUMP WHETHER IT’S ONE YEAR, FIVE WHETHER IT’S ONE YEAR, FIVE YEARS. YEARS. WHAT TRUMP MISUNDERSTANDS IS HE WHAT TRUMP MISUNDERSTANDS IS HE TAKES HIS DOMESTIC APPROACH TAKES HIS DOMESTIC APPROACH OVERSEAS SO HE THINKS HE CAN OVERSEAS SO HE THINKS HE CAN BULLY PEOPLE. BULLY PEOPLE. HE THINKS THAT HE CAN BULLY THE HE THINKS THAT HE CAN BULLY THE WAY HE BULLIES CONGRESS. WAY HE BULLIES CONGRESS. IF YOU DON’T DO THIS I’M GOING IF YOU DON’T DO THIS I’M GOING TO TAKE THIS FROM YOU. TO TAKE THIS FROM YOU. IF LOCKHEED MARTIN DOESN’T LOWER IF LOCKHEED MARTIN DOESN’T LOWER THE PRICE ON THEIR JETS I’M THE PRICE ON THEIR JETS I’M GOING TO TAKE AWAY THE CONTRACT. GOING TO TAKE AWAY THE CONTRACT. YOU CAN NO THE DO THAT WITH YOU CAN NO THE DO THAT WITH SOVEREIGN NATIONS. SOVEREIGN NATIONS. YOU CANNOT DO THAT WITH YOU CANNOT DO THAT WITH SOVEREIGN NATIONS. SOVEREIGN NATIONS. THAT PHOTO WAS PERFECT. THAT PHOTO WAS PERFECT. SOVEREIGN NATIONS ARE SAYING, SOVEREIGN NATIONS ARE SAYING, DUDE, WE’RE GOING TO MOVE ON DUDE, WE’RE GOING TO MOVE ON WITHOUT YOU. WITHOUT YOU. WE DON’T NEED YOU. WE DON’T NEED YOU. YOU KNOW, WE CAN GO OVER YOUR YOU KNOW, WE CAN GO OVER YOUR HEAD. HEAD. WE CAN CUT YOU OUT. WE CAN CUT YOU OUT. AND THAT’S REALLY UNFORTUNATE. AND THAT’S REALLY UNFORTUNATE.>>YES.>>YES. THIS IS SOMEBODY WHO THINKS YOU THIS IS SOMEBODY WHO THINKS YOU CAN BUY A SOVEREIGN TERRITORY CAN BUY A SOVEREIGN TERRITORY AND, YOU KNOW, THE LEADER OF AND, YOU KNOW, THE LEADER OF DENMARK SAYS OH, NO YOU CAN’T, DENMARK SAYS OH, NO YOU CAN’T, VERY SERIOUS TOPIC CLIMATE VERY SERIOUS TOPIC CLIMATE CHANGE BECAUSE THE OTHER CHANGE BECAUSE THE OTHER PICTURES WE’RE SEEING, GOVERNOR, PICTURES WE’RE SEEING, GOVERNOR, AS A FORMER EPA ADMINISTRATOR AS A FORMER EPA ADMINISTRATOR I’M SURE THIS HAS STRUCK YOU TO I’M SURE THIS HAS STRUCK YOU TO THE CORE. THE CORE. THE PICTURES OUT OF THE AMAZON. THE PICTURES OUT OF THE AMAZON. IT’S BURNING. IT’S BURNING. MACRON HAS TWEETED ABOUT IT. MACRON HAS TWEETED ABOUT IT. YOU KNOW, BASICALLY SAID THE YOU KNOW, BASICALLY SAID THE WORLD IS ON FIRE. WORLD IS ON FIRE. THIS IS A TRAGIC SITUATION THAT THIS IS A TRAGIC SITUATION THAT WE MUST ADDRESS AT THE TOP OF WE MUST ADDRESS AT THE TOP OF OUR AGENDA. OUR AGENDA. IN YOUR MIND, WHAT SHOULD THE IN YOUR MIND, WHAT SHOULD THE U.S. ROLE BE HERE AND WHAT WILL U.S. ROLE BE HERE AND WHAT WILL IT BE? IT BE?>>WE SHOULD BE A LEADER.>>WE SHOULD BE A LEADER. HOW DO WE ADDRESS THIS IN AN HOW DO WE ADDRESS THIS IN AN ECONOMICALLY FEASIBLE WAY? ECONOMICALLY FEASIBLE WAY? THE REST OF THE WORLD GETS IT. THE REST OF THE WORLD GETS IT.>>CAN YOU OVER STATE THE>>CAN YOU OVER STATE THE POTENTIAL IMPACT OF WHAT WE’RE POTENTIAL IMPACT OF WHAT WE’RE SEEING? SEEING?>>NO, NO.>>NO, NO. YOU HAVE THE JOINT CHIEFS OF YOU HAVE THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF IN THE UNITED STATES WHO STAFF IN THE UNITED STATES WHO HAVE CALLED THIS A CRISIS. HAVE CALLED THIS A CRISIS. THEY SAID, THIS IS A NATIONAL THEY SAID, THIS IS A NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUE. SECURITY ISSUE. WE OUGHT TO CARE ABOUT THAT. WE OUGHT TO CARE ABOUT THAT. NEVER MIND WHAT WE SEE HAPPENING NEVER MIND WHAT WE SEE HAPPENING IN OUR OWN SHORES WHEN WE SEE IN OUR OWN SHORES WHEN WE SEE THESE SUPER STORMS COME IN, WE THESE SUPER STORMS COME IN, WE SEE SEA LEVELS RISE. SEE SEA LEVELS RISE. IN ALASKA WE’RE HAVING TO MOVE IN ALASKA WE’RE HAVING TO MOVE NATIVE VILLAGES, AND — NATIVE VILLAGES, AND –>>TREMENDOUS FIRES IN ALASKA>>TREMENDOUS FIRES IN ALASKA THIS YEAR, TOO. THIS YEAR, TOO.>>A TREMENDOUS NUMBER OF FIRES>>A TREMENDOUS NUMBER OF FIRES IN ALASKA. IN ALASKA. THEN YOU HAVE IT ALL ALONG THE THEN YOU HAVE IT ALL ALONG THE COAST AS WELL. COAST AS WELL. YOU HAVE CITIES NOW IN FLORIDA YOU HAVE CITIES NOW IN FLORIDA THAT ARE ACTUALLY PUTTING THAT ARE ACTUALLY PUTTING TOGETHER PLANS. TOGETHER PLANS. THEY’VE OUTLINED WHICH THEY’VE OUTLINED WHICH BUSINESSES HAVE TO MOVE WHERE. BUSINESSES HAVE TO MOVE WHERE. WHO DO THEY MOVE FIRST? WHO DO THEY MOVE FIRST? HOW DO THEY MOVE? HOW DO THEY MOVE? VERY COMPLICATED AND EXPENSIVE. VERY COMPLICATED AND EXPENSIVE. WE HAVE TO START DEALING WITH WE HAVE TO START DEALING WITH THIS. THIS. WE CAN’T STOP IT BUT WE CAN SURE WE CAN’T STOP IT BUT WE CAN SURE SLOW IT DOWN AND GET TO A POINT SLOW IT DOWN AND GET TO A POINT WHERE WE CAN PLAN FOR IT WHERE WE CAN PLAN FOR IT INTELLIGENTLY. INTELLIGENTLY.>>ANOTHER REALLY INTERESTING>>ANOTHER REALLY INTERESTING DYNAMIC, KRISTEN WELKER BROUGHT DYNAMIC, KRISTEN WELKER BROUGHT THIS UP, ADMIRAL, THE THIS UP, ADMIRAL, THE PRESIDENT’S INTERACTIONS WITH PRESIDENT’S INTERACTIONS WITH THE NEW UK LEADER BORIS JOHNSON. THE NEW UK LEADER BORIS JOHNSON. “THE WASHINGTON POST” REPORTS “THE WASHINGTON POST” REPORTS THE PRESIDENT VIEWS HIS PLANNED THE PRESIDENT VIEWS HIS PLANNED MEETING AS THE ONLY BRIGHT SPOT MEETING AS THE ONLY BRIGHT SPOT OF THE ENTIRE SUMMIT. OF THE ENTIRE SUMMIT. AND CNBC DESCRIBES THE TOUGH AND CNBC DESCRIBES THE TOUGH SPOT THAT JOHNSON IS IN. SPOT THAT JOHNSON IS IN. QUOTE, IN SUM THE UK FINDS QUOTE, IN SUM THE UK FINDS ITSELF IN A TRICKY POSITION AT ITSELF IN A TRICKY POSITION AT THE SAME TIME THAT IT IS TRYING THE SAME TIME THAT IT IS TRYING TO COURT EU LEADERS BEFORE AN TO COURT EU LEADERS BEFORE AN OCTOBER 31st DEAD LAYNE FOR OCTOBER 31st DEAD LAYNE FOR BREXIT IT’S TRYING TO WOO TRUMP, BREXIT IT’S TRYING TO WOO TRUMP, NOT THE MOST POPULAR PERSON IN NOT THE MOST POPULAR PERSON IN EUROPE RIGHT NOW. EUROPE RIGHT NOW. HOW DO YOU SEE THIS MEETING? HOW DO YOU SEE THIS MEETING?>>I THINK THAT’S PRECISELY>>I THINK THAT’S PRECISELY CORRECT. CORRECT. BORIS JOHNSON ON THE ONE HAND BORIS JOHNSON ON THE ONE HAND NEEDS TO TRY AND MOVE THE REST NEEDS TO TRY AND MOVE THE REST OF THE EUROPEAN UNION IN A OF THE EUROPEAN UNION IN A NORMAL WORLD THIS WOULD BE AN NORMAL WORLD THIS WOULD BE AN IDEAL MOMENT FOR HIM TO DO THAT. IDEAL MOMENT FOR HIM TO DO THAT. HE CAN KIND OF WALK ALONG THE HE CAN KIND OF WALK ALONG THE BEACHES AND HAVE QUIET BEACHES AND HAVE QUIET CONVERSATIONS WITH ANGELA MERKEL CONVERSATIONS WITH ANGELA MERKEL AND MACRON. AND MACRON. UNFORTUNATELY, EVERYONE’S UNFORTUNATELY, EVERYONE’S WATCHING EVERYBODY ELSE LIKE IN WATCHING EVERYBODY ELSE LIKE IN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL TO SEE WHO’S JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL TO SEE WHO’S HANGING OUT WITH PRESIDENT HANGING OUT WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP, NOT SCORING POINTS WITH TRUMP, NOT SCORING POINTS WITH THE REST OF THE EUROPEAN UNION. THE REST OF THE EUROPEAN UNION. JOHNSON IS REALLY IN AN JOHNSON IS REALLY IN AN IMPOSSIBLE SITUATION HERE. IMPOSSIBLE SITUATION HERE. THAT’S UNFORTUNATE FOR THE THAT’S UNFORTUNATE FOR THE UNITED STATES. UNITED STATES. BECAUSE WE HAVE A VESTED BECAUSE WE HAVE A VESTED INTEREST IN A STRONG, CAPABLE INTEREST IN A STRONG, CAPABLE UNITED KINGDOM. UNITED KINGDOM. WHAT I WORRY ABOUT AT THE REALLY WHAT I WORRY ABOUT AT THE REALLY DARK END OF THE SPECTRUM HERE IS DARK END OF THE SPECTRUM HERE IS THAT THIS WHOLE MOVEMENT TOWARD THAT THIS WHOLE MOVEMENT TOWARD BREXIT WILL UNLOCK THE SCOTTISH BREXIT WILL UNLOCK THE SCOTTISH DEPARTURE FROM THE UNITED DEPARTURE FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM AND THAT CONTINUED KINGDOM AND THAT CONTINUED RIPPLE EFFECT COULD BE VERY, RIPPLE EFFECT COULD BE VERY, VERY DETRIMENTAL TO OUR OLDEST, VERY DETRIMENTAL TO OUR OLDEST, BEST PARTNER. BEST PARTNER. SO THAT’S REALLY ONE TO WATCH. SO THAT’S REALLY ONE TO WATCH. AND THE OTHER POINT I WANT TO AND THE OTHER POINT I WANT TO MAKE THAT WE BROUGHT UP A MOMENT MAKE THAT WE BROUGHT UP A MOMENT AGO IS THE WHOLE IDEA OF OUR AGO IS THE WHOLE IDEA OF OUR STANDING IN THE WORLD, OUR STANDING IN THE WORLD, OUR IDEAS. IDEAS. PEOPLE SAY TO ME SOMETIMES, YOU PEOPLE SAY TO ME SOMETIMES, YOU KNOW, YOU’RE RIGHT, ADMIRAL. KNOW, YOU’RE RIGHT, ADMIRAL. IT’S A WAR OF IDEAS OUT THERE. IT’S A WAR OF IDEAS OUT THERE. NO. NO. IT’S A MARKETPLACE OF IDEAS. IT’S A MARKETPLACE OF IDEAS. WE GOT TO COMPETE IN THAT WE GOT TO COMPETE IN THAT MARKETPLACE AND TO DO THAT WE MARKETPLACE AND TO DO THAT WE HAVE TO BE REASONABLE ADVOCATES

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