Donald Trump Has Chosen Lobbyists To Run EPA, HHS, DOD, And Interior | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Donald Trump Has Chosen Lobbyists To Run EPA, HHS, DOD, And Interior | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC


about ELIQUIS.>>>AS FOR TWO HEADLINES GOING>>>AS FOR TWO HEADLINES GOING BY, THE FIRST FROM THE AP. BY, THE FIRST FROM THE AP. U.S. AIR QUALITY SLIPPING AFTER U.S. AIR QUALITY SLIPPING AFTER YEARS OF IMPROVEMENT. YEARS OF IMPROVEMENT. THE AIR QUALITY HAS BEEN GETTING THE AIR QUALITY HAS BEEN GETTING BETTER FOR YEARS THANKS TO BETTER FOR YEARS THANKS TO BETTER REGULATIONS AND BETTER REGULATIONS AND ENFORCEMENT. ENFORCEMENT. IT WAS GETTING BETTER FOR YEARS IT WAS GETTING BETTER FOR YEARS UNTIL THESE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS UNTIL THESE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS WHERE UPON THE TRUMP WHERE UPON THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN SETTING ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN SETTING REGULATIONS ON FIRE AND DOUSING REGULATIONS ON FIRE AND DOUSING THEM IN BAND CHEMICAL PESTICIDES THEM IN BAND CHEMICAL PESTICIDES THAT KILLED CONDORS AND THE AIR THAT KILLED CONDORS AND THE AIR QUALITY IN THE UNITED STATES IS QUALITY IN THE UNITED STATES IS GETTING WORSE. GETTING WORSE. THAT WAS ONE HEADLINE FROM THE THAT WAS ONE HEADLINE FROM THE AP. AP. CAN WE PUT THAT BACK UP ON THE CAN WE PUT THAT BACK UP ON THE SCREEN? SCREEN? RIGHT AFTER WE GOT THAT RIGHT AFTER WE GOT THAT HEADLINE, IT GAVE BIRTH TO ITS HEADLINE, IT GAVE BIRTH TO ITS OWN TWIN. OWN TWIN. NEW HEADLINE FROM THE AP. NEW HEADLINE FROM THE AP. EPA GIVES COAL PLANTS A EPA GIVES COAL PLANTS A REPRIEVE. REPRIEVE. YESTERDAY THE COAL LOBBYIST WHO YESTERDAY THE COAL LOBBYIST WHO TRUMP PUT IN CHARGE OF THE EPA TRUMP PUT IN CHARGE OF THE EPA ROLLED BACK THE OBAMA ERA ROLLED BACK THE OBAMA ERA LEGISLATION THAT TIGHTENED UP LEGISLATION THAT TIGHTENED UP STANDARDS ON POLLUTING OLD STANDARDS ON POLLUTING OLD FASHIONED COAL BURNING POWER FASHIONED COAL BURNING POWER PLANTS. PLANTS. HE SIGNED IT AS HIS OWN AGENCY’S HE SIGNED IT AS HIS OWN AGENCY’S DATA WERE RELEASED THAT SHOWED DATA WERE RELEASED THAT SHOWED HOW THE ADMINISTRATION HAS HOW THE ADMINISTRATION HAS TURNED AROUND AMERICAN AIR TURNED AROUND AMERICAN AIR QUALITY SO IT’S IN DECLINE. QUALITY SO IT’S IN DECLINE. THE EPA SAID THE FURTHER DECLINE THE EPA SAID THE FURTHER DECLINE THEY ARE EXPECTING FROM THIS THEY ARE EXPECTING FROM THIS RULE CHANGE THEY SIGNED RULE CHANGE THEY SIGNED YESTERDAY SHOULD PROBABLY BE YESTERDAY SHOULD PROBABLY BE EXPECTED TO KILL AROUND 1400 EXPECTED TO KILL AROUND 1400 AMERICANS EVERY YEAR THAT IT’S AMERICANS EVERY YEAR THAT IT’S IN EFFECT. IN EFFECT. 1400 EXTRA DEAD AMERICANS 1400 EXTRA DEAD AMERICANS BECAUSE OF NEW AIR POLLUTION BECAUSE OF NEW AIR POLLUTION THAT THEY ARE PURPOSELY CAUSING. THAT THEY ARE PURPOSELY CAUSING. AS I MENTIONED, THE TRUMP AS I MENTIONED, THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S EP ACHIEVE IS A ADMINISTRATION’S EP ACHIEVE IS A COAL INDUSTRY LOBBYIST. COAL INDUSTRY LOBBYIST. MAYBE YOU CAN SPOT THE PATTERN MAYBE YOU CAN SPOT THE PATTERN HERE. HERE. HAND PICKED EPA DIRECTOR. HAND PICKED EPA DIRECTOR. SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AND SECRETARY OF THE SERVICES AND SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR AND AS OF TOMORROW, INTERIOR AND AS OF TOMORROW, TRUMP’S DEFENSE DEPARTMENT WILL TRUMP’S DEFENSE DEPARTMENT WILL BE RUN BY A DEFENSE INDUSTRY BE RUN BY A DEFENSE INDUSTRY LOBBYIST LOBBYIST LOBBYIST. LOBBYIST. SO MUCH SWAMP DRAINING. SO MUCH SWAMP DRAINING. LITERALLY ON THE DAY TRUMP HAD LITERALLY ON THE DAY TRUMP HAD TO REPLACE THE AEROSPACE TO REPLACE THE AEROSPACE EXECUTIVE HE HAD RUNNING THE EXECUTIVE HE HAD RUNNING THE PENTAGON WITH THE DEFENSE PENTAGON WITH THE DEFENSE INDUSTRY LOBBYIST WHO WILL RUN INDUSTRY LOBBYIST WHO WILL RUN THE PENTAGON INSTEAD, IT WOULD THE PENTAGON INSTEAD, IT WOULD BE HARD ON THAT VERY DAY FOR THE BE HARD ON THAT VERY DAY FOR THE PRESIDENT TO LAUNCH HIS PRESIDENT TO LAUNCH HIS REELECTION CAMPAIGN ON THE REELECTION CAMPAIGN ON THE PROMISE THAT HE HAS BEEN BUSY PROMISE THAT HE HAS BEEN BUSY TAKING ON THE LOBBYISTS. TAKING ON THE LOBBYISTS.>>WE STARED DOWN THE UNHOLY>>WE STARED DOWN THE UNHOLY ALLIANCE OF LOBBYISTS AND DONORS ALLIANCE OF LOBBYISTS AND DONORS AND SPECIAL INTERESTS WHO MADE A AND SPECIAL INTERESTS WHO MADE A LIVING BLEEDING OUR COUNTRY DRY. LIVING BLEEDING OUR COUNTRY DRY. THAT’S WHAT WE HAVE DONE. THAT’S WHAT WE HAVE DONE.>>WE’RE STARED THEM DOWN.>>WE’RE STARED THEM DOWN. STARING CONTEST WAS EASY. STARING CONTEST WAS EASY. NOBODY ACTUALLY SEEMED TENSE. NOBODY ACTUALLY SEEMED TENSE. DIDN’T SEEM LIKE IT WOULD DIDN’T SEEM LIKE IT WOULD ESCALATE AT ALL. ESCALATE AT ALL. WE GAVE THEM JOBS AND WENT OUT WE GAVE THEM JOBS AND WENT OUT FOR DIET COKES AFTERWARDS. FOR DIET COKES AFTERWARDS. WE STARED THEM DOWN. WE STARED THEM DOWN. THAT’S ONE WAY TO CAPTURE A THAT’S ONE WAY TO CAPTURE A FEDERAL AGENCY. FEDERAL AGENCY. PUT A LOBBYIST FROM THE INDUSTRY PUT A LOBBYIST FROM THE INDUSTRY THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO REGULATE THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO REGULATE AND PUT A LOBBYIST IN THE POP AND PUT A LOBBYIST IN THE POP JOB OF THE AGENCY. JOB OF THE AGENCY. BUT IN THE TRUMP ERR A THERE IS BUT IN THE TRUMP ERR A THERE IS NO ANOTHER SIDE TO THIS STORY NO ANOTHER SIDE TO THIS STORY ABOUT ONE AGENCY THAT IS TRYING ABOUT ONE AGENCY THAT IS TRYING TO IF NOT TAKE ITSELF BACK, IT TO IF NOT TAKE ITSELF BACK, IT IS TRYING IT INSULATE FROM THE

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  1. In 1980, there were about 100 lobbyist. Three people started the real swamp in 1980. Two were also involved already with a fourth person, not a lobbyist. One got in very close to a fourth person. Those three brought in little alligators and force fed them. Lobbying firms cropped up all over. By about 2005, they were over 13,000 lobbyists. The other lobbyist got bored 1988 or so. Went to the Philippines with Marcos and Imelda and helped them. Went to Africa and helped several very bad people. Went to Pakistan and worked with a Pakistani Intel agency. Then he went to the Ukraine and helped make Viktor Yanukovych President. Popular uprising. That lobbyist fled back to the U.S.. Oleg Deripaska, a Russian Oligarch wanted 10 million dollars back from the lobbyist. That lobbyist said he could join a Presidential candidate. Deripaska said yes, and also said he would not expect the 10 million dollars any more. That lobbyist started to work for free (the candidate was a notorious skinflint and a cheat) then became the Campaign Manager with that candidate soon after. The free press started to find out who the person was. Soon after, he was ousted. Who was he? Paul Manafort. Who was the other lobbyist? Roger Stone. Who was the fourth person? Our President. Do you think our President was clueless with what those two people were? I don't think so. I don't think our President cares about the swamp. I think he thinks that swamp is very comfortable. He is just fine with lobbyists.

  2. Perhaps American do not sense that USA is heading to a way be enemy to the whole world? The Iran game is an efficient provocative action to invite nuclear bomb to America land. It's difficult to tell any serious attitude or consideration from the casual way of news report. Maybe American do not sense of this truth yet. Then you need to prepare nuclear shelter. It's 2019, it's not 1960 anymore.

  3. It was Obama that promised he would hire NO LOBBYISTS. His administration hired over 100!https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/obama-administration-packed-with-lobbyists-he-vowed-not-to-hire

  4. oh racel quit worrying about our enviornment. and 1'000nds dying. as long as trump can play golf and eat cheeseburgers, he can grovel at putin's feet

  5. Throughout history, the strongest empires ALWAYS collapsed from the inside. Even when the Goths invaded Rome, they were only able to do so, because the Roman Republic had rotted to an unsustainable point, leaving it SO DIVIDED, full of factions and incompetent inheritors of power, that it was easy to overrun . . . After a Millenia of domination, it’s end was painfully slow. And, when its people were finally FORCED to admit that their selfishness, greed and corruption had destroyed ALL that was good about Rome, it was already too late. History is, β€œrhyming,” once again

  6. At the core of Liberalism is a miserable child, an unsatisfied, demanding, ill-disciplined, despotic and useless POS. Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats.
    LIBERALISM IS A MENTAL DISORDER THAT DESTROYS ALL COMMON SENSE AND REPLACES IT WITH POLITICAL CORRECTNESS AND REFUSAL TO BELIEVE ANY REAL FACTS THAT CONFLICTS WITH THEIR ILLUSION OF REALITY.

  7. Trump kept his promise about getting rid of the dirty lobbyists. He employed them all in his Cabinet. What could go wrong. Oh wait..

  8. Meanwhile in uk: right wing conservative member of parliament violently assaults peaceful climate change protester. https://youtu.be/Eq4ke8A-tHE

  9. R u sure about what ur blabbing about? U blink too much and always wear the same dark clothes, that's depression there alright

  10. Alex Azar has worked for HHS and a division of Eli Lilly and Co. in his past. Hate to break it to you, but businesses speak up to congress to create legislation and argue against legislation that impacts their industry. To call him a lobbyist and paint that as a bad thing is ridiculous. We have many excellent bills presented by the public. Laws that make this country great and most of them were just sponsored by politicians.

  11. WAKE UP DIPSHITS. Lobbyists have been destroying America from day one. And BOTH parties are to blame. Morons

  12. Hey Americans. I know there's issues between Dem and Rep supporters, but you can see your president is practically selling your away country and government piece by piece just so he can stay president. right?

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  14. Its no wonder this country can get anything done. So the Moron is rolling back everything that Obama did to help this country's air quality and just overall standard of life. Watch the end of the movie Deep Water horizin. It says on there that Obama put in regulations so that would not happen again. The worse oil spill in US history. 11 people dead. Guess who change it when he got in office. You guessed it. The Moron. This man has never cared about anybody but himself and the Republicans still vote for him and continue to stay quiet.

  15. AIR QUALITY IS NOT THE PROBLEM. RACHAEL COULDNT TELL THE TRUTH IS SHE TRIED. HOW ABOUT THE CHEM TRAILS OVER HEAD DONE BY OUR OWN GOVT. HOW ABOUT CHINA PROBLEM WITH AIR QUALITY. ALL THE AIR CIRCULATES ALL OVER THE WORLD. ALL THESE AGENCIES IS RUN BY THE GOVT. HOW PLANET X THAT IS COMING TO THE WORLD. HOW THE THREE DAYS AND THREE NIGHTS OF DARKNESS. SHE LIES

  16. Why not make an video ad stamping the lobbyists' names on the various federal agencies whom Trump has put in charged of and then split screen showing him bemoaning the unholy alliance of lobbyists in front of the adoring paid audience whom he stacked behind the stage as he speaks? This shameless liar is a natural.

  17. Why shouldn't he appoint lobbyists? Who else better represents corporations and their bribe-taking Congressional representatives to run our government for business interests? This is how our American democracy works, as it always has, for the rich and powerful. Why not take advantage of stupid voters that keep voting to be ruled over by American business monopolies?

  18. It's all about MONEY: these lobbyists ARE GIVING MONEY to dRumpf-the FAKE billionaire ILLEGITIMATE person sitting on the SEAT of the POTUS!!!!!

  19. Trumputin β€˜s Smash and Grab Presidency better hurry up, Americans are coming for you at the POLLS. Traitor Trumputin ’s choices in the cabinet should all be banned from office.

  20. Yeah, he's really "draining the swamp" lobbyists hired for all the key positions. Who could have expected anything different. VOTE Democrat across the board in 2020!

  21. Does mad cow and the Democrats think there really is someone in Washington without an agenda oh please, who do you think's backing the green New deal to get rich

  22. And drump probably got money from every last one of them. just put money in one of the mailbox companies he owns. He has 552 LLc's and you have just bought yourself a job.

  23. Pump the Whitehouse full of coal plant emissions and let him breathe the pollution. #TrumpForPrison2020

  24. Creature from the SWAMP lagoon! SWAMPIEST admin since Reagan/Bush, Bush Sr., W/Cheney, and worse than Wall St Bankster-friendly Obama/Biden. Millennials and Gen Y, your futures have already been terminated. Short of a Revolution, you are all toast. If only you had all listened to Senator Sanders in 2016.

  25. The best way to break a lobbyist of those bad habits is to hire them, to manage the targeted public office, then you control them right? Not really.

  26. Lobbyists have been running this country for decades. Why don't they just be honest and have the hobbyist bid for the position they want. This is pay to play at its best. If we ousted these people then maybe we could get some real work done.

  27. PEOPLE – you have to LIASTEN to Trump in 180 degrees, and he ALWAYS tells a backward truth. "We have the kleeeenest air and the kleeeenest water EVER!"

    Trump TRUTH: "We are making the air dirty again. I see it on the news, and I just say the complete opposite."

  28. Trump is trying to decrease lobbying by hiring all of them. The man is brilliant! (sarcasm fully intended)

  29. Trump what happened to buying favors????let me guess you never said that just like Mexico building the wall. your a student of history your transparent and your truthful

  30. Comrade Minus selling out our country and trying his best to destroy it with his stupidity! UNBELIEVABLE!

  31. Can you believe that he has the people behind him believing what he says, they are fully in the moment engaged in their belief that is actually telling them the Truth, who is it possible. Fox is not that good.There must some kind of mental illness that people who follow a Trump has,they are always dangerous, Hitler Stalin Mao they had a portion of the people insanified

  32. If you have some evidence that if you started the Impeachment, remember how the media is, he will know 2 weeks before and will begin plotting the very second he hears about it.bHe has really good layers now,Justive Dept is on his side, what will be difft.the same people will still be involved, what will make munchen hand over the taxes, does it mean we can use force

  33. If not, you think that just because an impeachment is started with failure 110% guaranteed but with a different purpose, to break Trumps strong arming us.Is just the sound of it, what is it that will force taxes that will get the Bank statements,the absolutely clean Mueller report not 1 word redacted, the Housevjudiciary is being Destroyed

  34. Though I may judge and accuse, attack and insult( I do that to myself also-no excuse) I know Trump is very smart at crime and is a Henry Ford, the lawyer asked him if he knew his own phone # and Ford said No, and the lawyer ridiculed him and then He asked him why and he said we would I waste my mind and time on that when I can have 10 other people do it for me

  35. But, the ? why wont Trump be able strong arm us still.He will use everything. This is truly the most dangerous personto ever walk, Ww3 military itchinh to try out there 100 million dollar F-35s in air battle. How about some real pressure on him, the shame alone will drive him nuts.The Democrats are Impeach me, but I am the best President ever( he may actually believ that)

  36. Trump got elected, promising to "drain the swamp." But Mueller won the contract and Trump 'restocked' the swamp.

  37. This is ridiculous. Trump deregulated all of these safeguards for our health for financial kickbacks from these lobbyists Trump hired. What is it going to take to get Trump out of power, for crying out loud.? The man is toxic.

  38. Who's surprised about this? He wasn't draining any swamp, he is the swamp. He's taking more money and pocketing it than anyone else. That's why the GOP lives him, they are all pocketing lobbyist money.

  39. Trump chooses these people because he doesn't know anyone who is both capable and willing to serve him. Just look what happened to the business people who quit his program . . . . . we hear nothing more of that failed project.

  40. Crying snowflakes that have lost all their credibility and are in the minority in their own house of representatives.

  41. How much longer is Trump going to get away with all this evil???? I guess you also know by now that Hannity and Manafort were texting for a year. Manafort saying I will not flip on Trump or Kushner, and Hannity stressing Manafort to stay strong. Meanwhile Trump is dangling a pardon before Manafort. Does anyone still believe they are not guilty.

  42. This craziness was all brought to Americans by the Clinton "are you with meeeeee" campaign. I am sure there was Russian collusion, but it was Clinton herself that lost the election. Keep it up Democratic Party if you want 4 more years of Trump.

  43. Basically he is putting the lobbyists into positions of power in his regime to become the oligarchs he can control because he wants to run the country like his pal/puppeteer Putin.

  44. You don't "drain the swamp" by choosing Cabinet heads whose goals are to destroy the agency they lead. But it IS how you nurture the swamp by putting the swamp in charge of itself.
    If 1400 Americans must die every year because of this Pro-Pollution policy, may they ALL be Trumpistas. Give them a nice, personal taste of what they voted for. A big one, that they can inhale.

  45. *Oh, Rachel — you're shows are such 'BOMBSHELL' info! — NOT! FakeNews ratings are falling faster than DEMs REAL POLL NUMBERS. Can't wait for the 'FARA law' investigation, with 'COLLUSION' of FakeNews and Foreign Actors.*

    *Do you HAPPEN to have a COMPREHENSIVE LIST of the specific 1400 PEOPLE who died, as a direct result of President Trump's policy — Medical Examiner attesting to that fact?? OF COURSE NOT – MORE LIES, EVERY DAY out of FakeNews.*

    *PEOPLE: Those of you who are still clinging on to fragments of never-ending LIES, are you AWARE that you're life only has SO MANY MINUTES, and you're allowing PROGRAMMING and LIES to your mind. Don't take my word for it — go research news other than FakeNews — as a favor to yourself. *

    *SO PATHETIC*

  46. Michigan still has not recovered fully from "Silent Spring" when so many of the migratory birds just never returned. We have a reduced number of robins. The zoos and some of the public areas are making it a point to plant plants that will attract finches and other small birds. However, there are some species that were common in the 1950s, that we nolonger see at all. Of course, I will always remember the day the Blue Jays dive bombed my kitchen window about 30 times. That was in the mid-60s when there were only crows and Blue Jays left. I gave up hanging laundry out to dry because it came back in with little black marks all over. Just think, with America falling so far behind the rest of the world in medicine, science, engineering, architecture, electronics and all of the others that Trump does not believe in, when Trump does have his fatal medical event there will not be anyone with the equipment or expertise to save him.

  47. Trump – "I want clean, crystal clear air and water and to that end I'm going to put the most powerful, and tremendously awful people, on many sides, many sides, in charge of burning the atmosphere down, because just like sweeping the forrest floor prevents fires, destroying the atmosphere will usher in a new fresh clean atmosphere. Many people have told me this will work and that previous administrations refused to do the hard work needed".

  48. I am not an American.. The quesstion is How many of those good souls in the rally know about these four lobbyists running these key departments? I am just curious.

  49. Only negative thinking people listen to this woman, there has never been anything positive about her reporting, at best she (?) mocks her subject.

  50. Hard to believe that 150 dead Iranians really bothered Trump when 1400 dead Americans a year is no big deal.

  51. fRump and the gang of greedy business criminals: you really hate so much that the air all Americans breath was getting better?!? You are a spectacular embarrassment to the human race.

  52. If Rachel was calling in an artillery strike, she was dead on target with the first round. And keeps on pounding the SOB's of the ever expanding swamp.

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