Political Expert Weighs In On Latest News Out Of Washington

Political Expert Weighs In On Latest News Out Of Washington


IT IS A WHITE DODGE RAM PICKUP MISSING THE FRONT BUMPER. THE PRESIDENT IS ON VACATION BUT THE WHEELS OF WASHINGTON CONTINUE TO ROLL ALONG. THAT’S RIGHT. LOY OL’ I CAN’T MARYMOUNT POLITICAL SCIENCE PROFESSOR JOINS US NOW. GOOD MORNING. GOOD MORNING. A LOT OF TALK NOW ABOUT THE LEAKS AND STOPPING THE LEAKS AND OF COURSE HOW JOURNALISTS ARE INVOLVED IN SOME OF THESE LOOKS. HOW MUCH SUCCESS DO YOU THINK THERE CAN BE ACTUALLY STOP LEAKS? YOU KNOW, THE JOURNALISTS AREN’T THE PROBLEM. IT IS THE WHITE HOUSE. IT IS CHAOS, BACK-STABBING, COMPETING AGENDAS. THAT IS WHAT CAUSES LEAKS. YOU CAN’T TAKE THAT OUT OF POLITICS. IT IS IN EXISTENCE FOREVER. EVERY ADMINISTRATION SUFFERED LEAKS. THIS IS A LITTLE BIT WORSE. I AM TROUBLED ABOUT THE LEAKS WITH THE CONVERSATION WITH THE PRESIDENT OF MEXICO AND CONVERSATION WITH THE PRIME MINISTER OF AUSTRALIA. THAT IS PROBLEMATIC OF THE PURPOSE OF THE LEAKS WAS TO SHOW THAT, YOU KNOW, TRUMP LIES, EXAGGERATES, ET CETERA. WE HAVE PLENTY OF INFORMATION ON THAT. WE DIDN’T NEED THESE LEAKS TO PROVE THAT. I THINK A SIGNIFICANT LEAK IS SOMETHING THAT SHOWS YOU THAT GOVERNMENT WAS HIDING SOMETHING AND IT HAS BEEN KEPT FROM THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. THAT HASN’T BEEN KEPT FROM THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. AND THEN THE RAMIFICATIONS OF COURSE IS THAT FOREIGN ARE NOW GOING TO BE A LITTLE BIT HESITANT WHAT THEY SAY TO OUR PRESIDENT. NOT ONLY THIS ONE BUT IN THE FUTURE. THIS IS A LEAK VERY PROBLEMATIC. NOW, NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR H.R. McMASTER IS THE LATEST TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL TO BE TAKING HEAT. DO YOU THINK HE WILL LOOKING FOR A NEW JOB SOON? I MEAN WE’VE SEEN A LOT OF TURNOVER RECENTLY, PROFESSOR. IT COULD BE HIM. IT COULD BE ATTORNEY GENERAL SESSIONS. IT COULD BE SECRETARY OF STATE REX TILLERSON. THIS IS LIKE “GAME OF THRONES.” YOU DON’T KNOW WHO WILL DISAPPEAR IN THE NEXT EPISODE. RIGHT. EVERYBODY IS IN SECURE IN THIS WHITE HOUSE. THAT CREATES A LOT OF OTHER PROBLEMS. THE ONLY TWO PEOPLE AREN’T INSECURE, ARE IVANKA AND KUSHNER. THEY MAY LEAVE FOR A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT REASONS ON THEIR OWN ACCORD BUT THEY WON’T BE PUSHED OUT. THERE HAVE BEEN A LOT OF COMPLAINTS ABOUT PRESIDENTS TAKING TOO MUCH VACATION. EVEN PRESIDENT TRUMP COMPLAINED ABOUT PRESIDENT OBAMA TAKING A LONG VACATION. AND NOW HE IS OFF BUT IT IS BEING CALLED A WORKING VACATION. YOU KNOW, TWO WEEKS. DO YOU THINK THAT AMERICANS REALLY CARE HOW MUCH TIME A PRESIDENT TAKES OFF? I REALLY DON’T. FIRST OF ALL, THIS IS A 24/7 JOB. PRESIDENTS ARE NEVER ON VACATION. I JUST DON’T EVEN UNDERSTAND THE VOCABULARY WHY THEY EVEN SAY THAT THEY ARE NEVER ON VACATION. THEY GET A DAILY BRIEFING NO MATTER WHAT. THEY MAKE MULTIPLE DECISIONS. THEY HAVE ALL KINDS OF IMPORTANT CONVERSATIONS. A PRESIDENT IS NEVER ON VACATION. A PRESIDENT IS NEVER ALONE. IN A SENSE THAT HE CAN’T BE COMMUNICATED WITH. SO STOP USING WORD VACATIONS. ONCE YOU’RE SWORN IN, UNTIL YOU LEAVE, YOU ARE ON THE JOB 24/7. THAT IS THE WAY IT IS. WE SHOULD TAKE PRESIDENTIAL VACATIONS OUT AS PART OF OUR VERNACULAR. AS POLITICAL SCIENCE PROFESSOR I KNOW YOU STUDY NATIONAL POLITICS BUT YOU SPECIFICALLY FOCUS ON LOS ANGELES. I WANT TO TAKE A TURN REAL QUICKLY. WE KNOW IN 2028 THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES IS NOW ALMOST SET TO HOST THE OLYMPIC GAMES. THERE IS A FEW FORMALITIES TO GET THROUGH. YEAH. DO YOU THINK FOR THE MOST PART ANGELINOS WANT TO HOST THE GAMES AGAIN? YOU HEAR A LOT OF PEOPLE, THE WHOLE TRAFFIC. WHAT DO YOU THINK? NOT WHAT I THINK, WHAT ANGELINOS THINK. AT MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY WE CONDUCTED SURVEYS A COUPLE WEEKS AGO AND WE ASKED ANGELINOS WHAT THEY THINK ABOUT HOSTING OLYMPICS IN 2028. IT WAS OVERWHELMING, 83% WANT THE OLYMPICS. THOSE WHO OPPOSE, STRONGLY OPPOSE ARE IN SINGLE DIGITS. OF COURSE THEY WILL GET SOME AIRING BECAUSE WE HAVE TO SAY, WHO IS THE OPPOSITION. BUT VERY FEW ANGELINOS ARE OPPOSED TO THE GAMES. THEY UNDERSTAND THE GAMES WILL BE FANTASTIC FOR THE CITY. THEY OF COURSE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE COST. THEY’RE CONCERNED ABOUT TRAFFIC. BUT ALL OF THAT AND THE EXCITEMENT MITIGATES THAT. ANGELINOS OVERWHELMINGLY, NOT ONLY ACCORDING TO OUR POLL LAST MONTH. TO A POLL WE DID LAST YEAR. TO A POLL THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE DID, ALL OF THESE POLLS SHOW OVERWHELMING SUPPORT FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES BY ANGELINOS. 2028. WE HAVE 11 YEARS TO GET READY. THE OFFICIAL DECISION WILL BE MADE IN SEPTEMBER. RIGHT. LOOKS LIKE IT IS ALL LINED UP. A LOT OF THINGS CAN HAPPEN IN

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