Full Rhodes: President Trump Is An Embarrassment On The World Stage | MTP Daily | MSNBC

Full Rhodes: President Trump Is An Embarrassment On The World Stage | MTP Daily | MSNBC


WOULD SEE THAT THIS IS AN ISSUE THAT CAN UNITE THE COUNTRY. THAT CAN UNITE THE COUNTRY. HOW ABOUT THAT. HOW ABOUT THAT. ? ? WELL, WITH ME NOW IS BEN RHODES WELL, WITH ME NOW IS BEN RHODES WHO IS DEPUTY NATIONAL SECURITY WHO IS DEPUTY NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER UNDER PRESIDENT OBAMA. ADVISER UNDER PRESIDENT OBAMA. NEVER REALLY GOT INVOLVED IN NEVER REALLY GOT INVOLVED IN POLITICS I BELIEVE UNTIL OBAMA POLITICS I BELIEVE UNTIL OBAMA ’08, AND HE’S NOW AN MSNBC ’08, AND HE’S NOW AN MSNBC POLITICAL CONTRIBUTOR. POLITICAL CONTRIBUTOR. MR. RHODES, LONG TIME NO CHAT. MR. RHODES, LONG TIME NO CHAT. NICE TO SEE YOU. NICE TO SEE YOU.>>NICE TO SEE YOU, CHUCK.>>NICE TO SEE YOU, CHUCK.>>SO LET’S START FIRST WITH I’M>>SO LET’S START FIRST WITH I’M SURE ON ONE HAND YOU HAVE A LOT SURE ON ONE HAND YOU HAVE A LOT OF WAYS YOU WOULD LIKE TO OF WAYS YOU WOULD LIKE TO BACKSEAT DRIVE THIS BACKSEAT DRIVE THIS ADMINISTRATION. ADMINISTRATION. ON THE OTHER HAND I KNOW YOU ON THE OTHER HAND I KNOW YOU DON’T WANT TO MAKE THIS WHOLE DON’T WANT TO MAKE THIS WHOLE THING ON THIS. THING ON THIS. BUT, AND MAYBE I’M JUST THROWING BUT, AND MAYBE I’M JUST THROWING YOU A SOFTBALL HERE. YOU A SOFTBALL HERE. BUT WHAT DOES AN AMERICAN BUT WHAT DOES AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT, WHAT CAN AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT, WHAT CAN AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT DO THAT WOULD KEEP PRESIDENT DO THAT WOULD KEEP INDIA AND PAKISTAN FROM SUDDENLY INDIA AND PAKISTAN FROM SUDDENLY BACK TO TALKING ABOUT A HOT WAR? BACK TO TALKING ABOUT A HOT WAR? WHAT DOES AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT WHAT DOES AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT TO DO TO KEEP SOUTH KOREA AND TO DO TO KEEP SOUTH KOREA AND JAPAN FROM ALLOWING HISTORICAL JAPAN FROM ALLOWING HISTORICAL DIFFERENCES, HOW DOES AN DIFFERENCES, HOW DOES AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT DO THAT? AMERICAN PRESIDENT DO THAT?>>WELL, THE FACT OF THE MATTER,>>WELL, THE FACT OF THE MATTER, CHUCK, IS JUST IF THE AMERICAN CHUCK, IS JUST IF THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT WAS ENGAGED IN THE PRESIDENT WAS ENGAGED IN THE NORMAL TYPE OF DIPLOMACY AND NORMAL TYPE OF DIPLOMACY AND ENGAGEMENT AROUND THE WORLD, THE ENGAGEMENT AROUND THE WORLD, THE DEFENSE OF DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN DEFENSE OF DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCACY FOR AN RIGHTS ADVOCACY FOR AN INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM WITH RULES INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM WITH RULES OF THE ROAD THAT OTHER NATIONS OF THE ROAD THAT OTHER NATIONS ARE FOLLOWING, IF WE WERE ARE FOLLOWING, IF WE WERE ENGAGED IN THAT KIND OF BEHAVIOR ENGAGED IN THAT KIND OF BEHAVIOR AND INDIA WOULD KNOW THAT IT AND INDIA WOULD KNOW THAT IT WOULD FACE A COST FOR ENGAGING WOULD FACE A COST FOR ENGAGING IN SOMETHING LIKE TAKING CONTROL IN SOMETHING LIKE TAKING CONTROL OF KASHMIR AND ROLLING IN THE OF KASHMIR AND ROLLING IN THE TROOPS. TROOPS. CHINA WOULD KNOW THAT IT WOULD CHINA WOULD KNOW THAT IT WOULD BE UNDER A MUCH GREATER BE UNDER A MUCH GREATER MICROSCOPE IF THE U.S. WAS GOING MICROSCOPE IF THE U.S. WAS GOING TO BE ORGANIZING NOT JUST OUR TO BE ORGANIZING NOT JUST OUR OWN STATEMENTS BUT OTHER OWN STATEMENTS BUT OTHER COUNTRIES. COUNTRIES. JAPAN AND SOUTH KOREA WOULD KNOW JAPAN AND SOUTH KOREA WOULD KNOW THAT THE UNITED STATES WOULD BE THAT THE UNITED STATES WOULD BE RIGHT IN THERE MEDIATING THEIR RIGHT IN THERE MEDIATING THEIR DISPUTES. DISPUTES. NOT ONLY ARE WE NOT DOING THAT, NOT ONLY ARE WE NOT DOING THAT, BUT THE KIND OF NATIONALIST AND BUT THE KIND OF NATIONALIST AND AUTHORITARIAN BRAND OF POLITICS AUTHORITARIAN BRAND OF POLITICS THAT TRUMP PROMOTES AT HOME, THAT TRUMP PROMOTES AT HOME, THAT’S WHAT THESE LEADERS ARE THAT’S WHAT THESE LEADERS ARE DOING ABROAD. DOING ABROAD. SO WHETHER YOU’RE NARENDRA MODI SO WHETHER YOU’RE NARENDRA MODI OR XI JINPING. OR XI JINPING.>>FILL IN FOR ME THE MESSAGE>>FILL IN FOR ME THE MESSAGE GAP WHERE YOU HAVE AN EXHAUSTED GAP WHERE YOU HAVE AN EXHAUSTED PUBLIC WHEN IT COMES TO GETTING PUBLIC WHEN IT COMES TO GETTING INVOLVED IN OVERSEAS CONFLICTS INVOLVED IN OVERSEAS CONFLICTS WHICH THEN WHEN THEY HEAR, HEY, WHICH THEN WHEN THEY HEAR, HEY, WE DON’T WANT TO BE THE WORLD’S WE DON’T WANT TO BE THE WORLD’S POLICEMEN, WE THINK, OH, GOD, POLICEMEN, WE THINK, OH, GOD, WE’RE COMING HOME. WE’RE COMING HOME. YOU KNOW, THIS IS WHERE THE YOU KNOW, THIS IS WHERE THE NUANCE AND UNFORTUNATELY THE WAY NUANCE AND UNFORTUNATELY THE WAY OUR POLITICS WORKS, SOMETIMES IS OUR POLITICS WORKS, SOMETIMES IS NUANCE IS HARD TO GET AT. NUANCE IS HARD TO GET AT. HOW DO YOU ARTICULATE THAT HOW DO YOU ARTICULATE THAT MESSAGE THAT WE DON’T WANT MORE MESSAGE THAT WE DON’T WANT MORE WARS BUT — WARS BUT –>>CHUCK, I ACTUALLY GO BACK TO>>CHUCK, I ACTUALLY GO BACK TO MY 2008 EXPERIENCE IN POLITICS MY 2008 EXPERIENCE IN POLITICS AND YOU COVERING US AT THE TIME. AND YOU COVERING US AT THE TIME. OBAMA HAD TWO VERY RESONANT OBAMA HAD TWO VERY RESONANT MESSAGES ON FOREIGN POLICY THAT MESSAGES ON FOREIGN POLICY THAT WERE NOT CONTRADICTORY. WERE NOT CONTRADICTORY. ONE IS THAT HE WANTED TO WIND ONE IS THAT HE WANTED TO WIND DOWN AND END THE WAR IN IRAQ AND DOWN AND END THE WAR IN IRAQ AND THE OTHER WAS THAT HE WANTED TO THE OTHER WAS THAT HE WANTED TO RESTORE AMERICA IN THE WORLD. RESTORE AMERICA IN THE WORLD. BUT THEY KNEW INTUITIVELY THAT BUT THEY KNEW INTUITIVELY THAT WE HAD LOST SOME RESPECT FROM WE HAD LOST SOME RESPECT FROM OTHER COUNTRIES. OTHER COUNTRIES. THAT IS EVEN WORSE TODAY. THAT IS EVEN WORSE TODAY. I THINK AMERICANS WHO EVEN I THINK AMERICANS WHO EVEN AREN’T FOLLOWING THE INTRICACIES AREN’T FOLLOWING THE INTRICACIES OF ALL THESE ISSUES UNDERSTAND OF ALL THESE ISSUES UNDERSTAND WE SEEM TO HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO WE SEEM TO HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO IS MORE COMFORTABLE WITH IS MORE COMFORTABLE WITH DICTATORS THAN WITH OUR ALLIES. DICTATORS THAN WITH OUR ALLIES. WE HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO WILL NOT WE HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO WILL NOT STAND UP FOR DEMOCRATIC VALUES. STAND UP FOR DEMOCRATIC VALUES. WE HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO FRANKLY WE HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO FRANKLY IS AN EMBARRASSMENT ON THE WORLD IS AN EMBARRASSMENT ON THE WORLD STAGE. STAGE. I ACTUALLY DO THINK THERE IS A I ACTUALLY DO THINK THERE IS A POLITICALLY RESONANT MESSAGE TO POLITICALLY RESONANT MESSAGE TO BE DELIVERED THAT AMERICA SHOULD BE DELIVERED THAT AMERICA SHOULD STAND FOR SOMETHING IN THE STAND FOR SOMETHING IN THE WORLD. WORLD. WE SHOULD STAND FOR DEMOCRACY, WE SHOULD STAND FOR DEMOCRACY, THAT AMERICA SHOULD BE RESPECTED THAT AMERICA SHOULD BE RESPECTED IN THE WORLD. IN THE WORLD. AND, FRANKLY, I HAVE LOOKED AT AND, FRANKLY, I HAVE LOOKED AT SOME OF THE PUBLIC OPINION SOME OF THE PUBLIC OPINION POLLING. POLLING. THERE ARE ACTUALLY SOME SOFT THERE ARE ACTUALLY SOME SOFT TRUMP VOTERS WHO MIGHT ALIGN TRUMP VOTERS WHO MIGHT ALIGN WITH SOME OF HIS CULTURAL WITH SOME OF HIS CULTURAL DIRECTION, WHO MIGHT ALIGN WITH DIRECTION, WHO MIGHT ALIGN WITH SOME OF HIS POLICIES BUT ARE SOME OF HIS POLICIES BUT ARE WORRIED THAT WE MAY LOSE WORRIED THAT WE MAY LOSE SOMETHING IN THE WORLD AND WHAT SOMETHING IN THE WORLD AND WHAT WE STAND FOR. WE STAND FOR.>>I WOULD LIKE TO GET YOUR>>I WOULD LIKE TO GET YOUR REACTION TO SOMETHING KAMALA REACTION TO SOMETHING KAMALA HARRIS SAID TO ME ON “MEET THE HARRIS SAID TO ME ON “MEET THE PRESS” SUNDAY ABOUT LOOKING PRESS” SUNDAY ABOUT LOOKING THROUGH THE ISSUE OF RACE THROUGH THE ISSUE OF RACE THROUGH A NATIONAL SECURITY THROUGH A NATIONAL SECURITY PRISON. PRISON. TAKE A LISTEN. TAKE A LISTEN.>>AND THEY TRIED OUT A BUNCH OF>>AND THEY TRIED OUT A BUNCH OF DIFFERENT THINGS, AND YOU KNOW DIFFERENT THINGS, AND YOU KNOW WHAT CAUGHT HEAT? WHAT CAUGHT HEAT? THE ISSUE OF RACE. THE ISSUE OF RACE. SO RUSSIA EXPOSED AMERICA’S SO RUSSIA EXPOSED AMERICA’S ACHILLES HILL. ACHILLES HILL. AND ALL OF A SUDDEN THEN, GUESS AND ALL OF A SUDDEN THEN, GUESS WHAT. WHAT. FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO MARGINALIZE THE CONVERSATION MARGINALIZE THE CONVERSATION ABOUT RACE AND RACIAL INEQUITIES ABOUT RACE AND RACIAL INEQUITIES AND SAY THAT’S THIS OR THAT, AND SAY THAT’S THIS OR THAT, GUESS WHAT, NOW IT IS ALSO A GUESS WHAT, NOW IT IS ALSO A NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUE. NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUE. WE NEED TO DEAL WITH IT. WE NEED TO DEAL WITH IT.>>I FIND THAT BOTH COMPELLING>>I FIND THAT BOTH COMPELLING AND ALSO HARD TO MAKE A CAMPAIGN AND ALSO HARD TO MAKE A CAMPAIGN OUT OF. OUT OF.>>WELL, THERE ARE TWO ISSUES>>WELL, THERE ARE TWO ISSUES HERE, CHUCK. HERE, CHUCK. VERY SPECIFICALLY THERE’S THE VERY SPECIFICALLY THERE’S THE ISSUE OF WHITE NATIONALIST ISSUE OF WHITE NATIONALIST TERRORISM WHICH IS NOW, TERRORISM WHICH IS NOW, ACCORDING TO THE FBI DIRECTOR, ACCORDING TO THE FBI DIRECTOR, PERHAPS THE NUMBER ONE ISSUE OUR PERHAPS THE NUMBER ONE ISSUE OUR COUNTRY FACES. COUNTRY FACES. THAT IS MAKING US LESS SAFE. THAT IS MAKING US LESS SAFE. THAT IS A SECURITY ARGUMENT. THAT IS A SECURITY ARGUMENT. BUT THEN, CHUCK, THESE PEOPLE BUT THEN, CHUCK, THESE PEOPLE ARE RUNNING FOR THE BIGGEST ARE RUNNING FOR THE BIGGEST OFFICE IN THE WORLD. OFFICE IN THE WORLD. THEY NEED TO PUT FORWARD A BIG THEY NEED TO PUT FORWARD A BIG VISION. VISION. AND I DO AGREE THAT THEY NEED TO AND I DO AGREE THAT THEY NEED TO BE TALKING MORE ABOUT THIS. BE TALKING MORE ABOUT THIS. AND WHAT THEY NEED TO DO IS AND WHAT THEY NEED TO DO IS CONNECT WHAT THEY ARE SAYING AT CONNECT WHAT THEY ARE SAYING AT HOME WITH WHAT THEY WOULD STAND HOME WITH WHAT THEY WOULD STAND FOR ABROAD. FOR ABROAD. WE STAND FOR DEMOCRACY. WE STAND FOR DEMOCRACY. THAT MEANS THAT THERE SHOULD BE THAT MEANS THAT THERE SHOULD BE VOTING RIGHTS IN THIS COUNTRY VOTING RIGHTS IN THIS COUNTRY FOR AFRICAN-AMERICANS AND IT FOR AFRICAN-AMERICANS AND IT MEANS WE STAND WITH PROTESTERS MEANS WE STAND WITH PROTESTERS IN HONG KONG WHO WANT THE RIGHT IN HONG KONG WHO WANT THE RIGHT TO VOTE WHERE THEY LIVE. TO VOTE WHERE THEY LIVE. SO ESSENTIALLY THE WAY IN WHICH SO ESSENTIALLY THE WAY IN WHICH YOU CAN MAKE YOURSELF A BIGGER YOU CAN MAKE YOURSELF A BIGGER FIGURE, THE WAY IN WHICH YOU CAN FIGURE, THE WAY IN WHICH YOU CAN TRANSCEND THESE DEBATES BACK AND TRANSCEND THESE DEBATES BACK AND FORTH IN THE PRIMARIES ABOUT FORTH IN THE PRIMARIES ABOUT THIS POLICY OR THAT IS TO OFFER THIS POLICY OR THAT IS TO OFFER A VISION OF HOW WHAT YOU’RE A VISION OF HOW WHAT YOU’RE GOING TO DO IN THE UNITED STATES GOING TO DO IN THE UNITED STATES IS CONNECTED TO WHAT YOU WANT TO IS CONNECTED TO WHAT YOU WANT TO DO IN THE WORLD AND HOW THAT IS DO IN THE WORLD AND HOW THAT IS A PART OF TRYING TO BRING ABOUT A PART OF TRYING TO BRING ABOUT A LEADERSHIP THAT, AGAIN, IS A LEADERSHIP THAT, AGAIN, IS INCLUSIVE THAT RESPECTS INCLUSIVE THAT RESPECTS DEMOCRATIC VALUES THAT FRANKLY, DEMOCRATIC VALUES THAT FRANKLY, CHUCK, TAKES THE TERRAIN THAT CHUCK, TAKES THE TERRAIN THAT THE REPUBLICANS HAVE HAD SINCE THE REPUBLICANS HAVE HAD SINCE REAGAN THAT WE STAND FOR HUMAN REAGAN THAT WE STAND FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, WE STAND FOR DEMOCRACY, RIGHTS, WE STAND FOR DEMOCRACY, THE DEMOCRATS SHOULD BE TAKING THE DEMOCRATS SHOULD BE TAKING THAT SPACE. THAT SPACE. I THINK THERE REALLY ARE I THINK THERE REALLY ARE IMPORTANT VOTERS WHO ARE LOOKING IMPORTANT VOTERS WHO ARE LOOKING TO HEAR THAT MESSAGE. TO HEAR THAT MESSAGE.>>LET’S GO DOWN THE LIST OF>>LET’S GO DOWN THE LIST OF THINGS. THINGS. THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE CAME THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE CAME TO YOU AND SAID, LOOK, ON CHINA, TO YOU AND SAID, LOOK, ON CHINA, I DON’T LIKE WHAT THE I DON’T LIKE WHAT THE PRESIDENT’S DOING, I ALSO DON’T PRESIDENT’S DOING, I ALSO DON’T WANT FOLKS IN IOWA TO THINK I’M WANT FOLKS IN IOWA TO THINK I’M ON CHINA’S SIDE. ON CHINA’S SIDE. THIS IS ONE OF THOSE WHERE IS THIS IS ONE OF THOSE WHERE IS OUR POLITICS, IS THERE ENOUGH OUR POLITICS, IS THERE ENOUGH GRAY AREA IN OUR POLITICS WHERE GRAY AREA IN OUR POLITICS WHERE YOU CAN SUCCESSFULLY ARGUE YOU CAN SUCCESSFULLY ARGUE AGAINST, SIDE WITH THE PRESIDENT AGAINST, SIDE WITH THE PRESIDENT AND ARGUE AGAINST HIS MECHANICS? AND ARGUE AGAINST HIS MECHANICS?>>WELL, YOU KNOW, HERE I’D HAVE>>WELL, YOU KNOW, HERE I’D HAVE A LITTLE CRITICISM FOR THE A LITTLE CRITICISM FOR THE DEMOCRATS. DEMOCRATS. I DON’T THINK IT’S RIGHT TO SAY, I DON’T THINK IT’S RIGHT TO SAY, WELL, WE AGREE WITH WHAT TRUMP WELL, WE AGREE WITH WHAT TRUMP HAS DONE WITH CHINA, BUT WE HAVE HAS DONE WITH CHINA, BUT WE HAVE THIS DIFFERENCE. THIS DIFFERENCE. THE FACT IS ACTUALLY WHAT THE FACT IS ACTUALLY WHAT DEMOCRATS SHOULD BE ARGUING NOW DEMOCRATS SHOULD BE ARGUING NOW IS THAT THE ECONOMIC DOWNTURN IS THAT THE ECONOMIC DOWNTURN THAT IS LIKELY COMING AND THAT IS LIKELY COMING AND PERHAPS COMING SOON IS IN LARGE PERHAPS COMING SOON IS IN LARGE PART BECAUSE OF THIS PRESIDENT’S PART BECAUSE OF THIS PRESIDENT’S RECKLESS CHINA POLICY, WHICH, BY RECKLESS CHINA POLICY, WHICH, BY THE WAY, CHUCK, IS HURTING THE WAY, CHUCK, IS HURTING FARMERS IN. FARMERS IN.>>AYE.>>AYE. AND THOSE FARMERS IN — IOWA — AND THOSE FARMERS IN — IOWA — AND THOSE FARMERS IN IOWA KNOW AND THOSE FARMERS IN IOWA KNOW THAT. THAT. BUT THE WAY TO STAND UP TO CHINA BUT THE WAY TO STAND UP TO CHINA IS NOT THROUGH SOME KIND OF IS NOT THROUGH SOME KIND OF RECKLESS TRADE WAR. RECKLESS TRADE WAR. IT’S BY ORGANIZING THE REST OF IT’S BY ORGANIZING THE REST OF THE WORLD TO STAND WITH US. THE WORLD TO STAND WITH US.>>BEN, DO YOU THINK THAT THAT>>BEN, DO YOU THINK THAT THAT ALMOST IS THE FUNDAMENTAL ALMOST IS THE FUNDAMENTAL EVIDENCE THAT WE HAVE WITH SOME EVIDENCE THAT WE HAVE WITH SOME OF THESE CAMPAIGNS? OF THESE CAMPAIGNS? THEY KNOW THE — I COULD ARGUE THEY KNOW THE — I COULD ARGUE THE NUMBER ONE FOREIGN POLICY THE NUMBER ONE FOREIGN POLICY CHALLENGE IS THE RELATIONSHIP CHALLENGE IS THE RELATIONSHIP WITH CHINA RIGHT NOW BECAUSE OF WITH CHINA RIGHT NOW BECAUSE OF THE IMPACT IT’S HAVING ON THE THE IMPACT IT’S HAVING ON THE ECONOMY. ECONOMY. DO YOU THINK THEY’RE JUST SO DO YOU THINK THEY’RE JUST SO FEARFUL OF THAT TRADE ISSUE? FEARFUL OF THAT TRADE ISSUE? JTSD WELL, SOME OF THEM ARE. JTSD WELL, SOME OF THEM ARE. AND I THINK THEY NEED TO TAKE IT AND I THINK THEY NEED TO TAKE IT ON. ON. IT DOESN’T MEAN THAT YOU’RE A IT DOESN’T MEAN THAT YOU’RE A FREE TRADER AROUND THE WORLD. FREE TRADER AROUND THE WORLD. IT’S JUST TO SAY IF WE WANT TO IT’S JUST TO SAY IF WE WANT TO STAND UP TO WHAT CHINA’S DOING STAND UP TO WHAT CHINA’S DOING TO BREAK THE RULES OF TO BREAK THE RULES OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE, THE WAY WE INTERNATIONAL TRADE, THE WAY WE DO THAT IS WE MOBILIZE THE REST DO THAT IS WE MOBILIZE THE REST OF THE WORLD AND EUROPE AND ASIA OF THE WORLD AND EUROPE AND ASIA TO APPLY PRESSURE ON CHINA WITH TO APPLY PRESSURE ON CHINA WITH US. US.>>DO YOU THINK JOE BIDEN MADE A>>DO YOU THINK JOE BIDEN MADE A MISTAKE? MISTAKE?>>YEAH.>>YEAH. I THINK YOU HAVE TO MAKE AN I THINK YOU HAVE TO MAKE AN ARGUMENT. ARGUMENT. AND YOU COULD SAY I’M GOING TO AND YOU COULD SAY I’M GOING TO TRY TO GET BETTER TERMS IN TPP TRY TO GET BETTER TERMS IN TPP TO GET INTO IT, RIGHT? TO GET INTO IT, RIGHT? SO I UNDERSTAND THE POLITICS OF SO I UNDERSTAND THE POLITICS OF THIS. THIS. PEOPLE MAY WANT TO SAY I’M GOING PEOPLE MAY WANT TO SAY I’M GOING TO GET AN EVEN BETTER DEAL. TO GET AN EVEN BETTER DEAL. THAT’S WHAT OBAMA DID FRANKLY ON THAT’S WHAT OBAMA DID FRANKLY ON THE FREE KOREA TRADE. THE FREE KOREA TRADE. BUT I THINK WE HAVE TO MAKE AN BUT I THINK WE HAVE TO MAKE AN ARGUMENT THAT WHAT TRUMP IS ARGUMENT THAT WHAT TRUMP IS DOING IS NOT WORKING. DOING IS NOT WORKING. AND YOU KNOW THIS ABOUT VOTERS. AND YOU KNOW THIS ABOUT VOTERS. THEY UNDERSTAND SOMETHING ABOUT THEY UNDERSTAND SOMETHING ABOUT TRUMP. TRUMP. THEY UNDERSTAND THAT HE’S THEY UNDERSTAND THAT HE’S RECKLESS AND THEY ARE KIND OF RECKLESS AND THEY ARE KIND OF NERVOUS ABOUT IT. NERVOUS ABOUT IT. AND SO IF YOU TAKE SOMETHING AND SO IF YOU TAKE SOMETHING THAT PEOPLE ALREADY BELIEVE TO THAT PEOPLE ALREADY BELIEVE TO BE TRUE AROUND THE PRESIDENT, BE TRUE AROUND THE PRESIDENT, THEY SAY LOOK WHAT HE’S DONE IN THEY SAY LOOK WHAT HE’S DONE IN CHINA. CHINA. HE COULD BRING ABOUT A HE COULD BRING ABOUT A RECESSION, HE COULD REALLY HURT RECESSION, HE COULD REALLY HURT YOU. YOU. HE’S ALREADY HURTING AMERICAN HE’S ALREADY HURTING AMERICAN FARMERS. FARMERS. AMERICAN CONSUMERS ARE ALREADY AMERICAN CONSUMERS ARE ALREADY PAYING MORE. PAYING MORE. YOU HAVE TO BE WILLING TO MAKE YOU HAVE TO BE WILLING TO MAKE THOSE ARGUMENTS AND SAY, YES, I THOSE ARGUMENTS AND SAY, YES, I WILL STAND UP AGAINST WHAT WILL STAND UP AGAINST WHAT THEY’RE DOING TO BREAK THE RULES THEY’RE DOING TO BREAK THE RULES ON TRADE, BUT WE’RE GOING TO DO ON TRADE, BUT WE’RE GOING TO DO THAT BY GETTING THE WHOLE TEAM THAT BY GETTING THE WHOLE TEAM TOGETHER HERE AROUND THE WORLD. TOGETHER HERE AROUND THE WORLD.>>IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU’RE TOUGH>>IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU’RE TOUGH ON THE ENTIRE FIELD HERE. ON THE ENTIRE FIELD HERE. YOU THINK THE ENTIRE DEMOCRATIC YOU THINK THE ENTIRE DEMOCRATIC FIELD HAS BASICALLY BEEN TOO FIELD HAS BASICALLY BEEN TOO HESITANT ON THIS TOPIC IN HESITANT ON THIS TOPIC IN PARTICULAR? PARTICULAR?>>WELL, THEY’RE GOING TO NEED A>>WELL, THEY’RE GOING TO NEED A CONTRAST, CHUCK ON, CHINA. CONTRAST, CHUCK ON, CHINA. THEY CAN HAVE ALL THE STRONG THEY CAN HAVE ALL THE STRONG LANGUAGE IN THE WORLD, THE LANGUAGE IN THE WORLD, THE STEALING OF THE INTELLECTUAL STEALING OF THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, UNFAIR TRADE PROPERTY, UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES, GIVING AMERICANS A PRACTICES, GIVING AMERICANS A RAW DEAL. RAW DEAL. BUT I THINK YOU HAVE TO HAVE A BUT I THINK YOU HAVE TO HAVE A DIFFERENT ANSWER THAN TRUMP DIFFERENT ANSWER THAN TRUMP ESPECIALLY WHEN WHAT TRUMP HAS ESPECIALLY WHEN WHAT TRUMP HAS DOING HAS BEEN SO DISASTROUS. DOING HAS BEEN SO DISASTROUS. WHEN WE WANT TO CONFRONT CHINA WHEN WE WANT TO CONFRONT CHINA OVER WHAT THEY’RE DOING, WE ARE OVER WHAT THEY’RE DOING, WE ARE GOING TO DO THAT WITH EUROPE AND GOING TO DO THAT WITH EUROPE AND ASIA STANDING WITH US SO THAT WE ASIA STANDING WITH US SO THAT WE HAVE MORE LEVERAGE AND THAT THE HAVE MORE LEVERAGE AND THAT THE CHINESE ARE GOING TO HAVE A CHINESE ARE GOING TO HAVE A HARDER TIME GOING TIT FOR TAT HARDER TIME GOING TIT FOR TAT WITH US. WITH US.>>BEN RHODES, DEPUTY NATIONAL

100 thoughts on “Full Rhodes: President Trump Is An Embarrassment On The World Stage | MTP Daily | MSNBC

  1. In three years the rich and big business will control all the wealth . Global climate change is causing severe food and water insecurity now, just coming to the USA in undeniable fashion. Trump has destroyed the government of the USA and several other countries. Couple that with famine, and the world may become ungovernable. Trump will declare martial law soon.

  2. The GOP is made up of incompetent corrupt treasonous liars. That are exploiting the ignorance of white supremacist pac animals.

  3. Cockroaches are always embarrassing & the crooked orange sleazy cockroach Donald Trump is No Different .

  4. Ben Rhodes, senior White House staffer when Obama re-armed Israel as it slaughtered 550 children in Gaza in Summer 2014, has joined MSNBC to give moral lessons.When Obama and Ben were in White House, “America’s voice” and air force supported massacres of innocents in Yemen. Failed regime change wars in Syria and Lybia. Invasion of Crimea, Green Revolution in Iran, Red line In Syria, while Barack Obama did nothing.

  5. EpsteinTrumpPaedophile REM0VED EPSTElN.

    Trump has TRUMPIFIED EPSTEIN.
    This the TRUMP BODY COUNT.
    SAME JUST LIKE CLINTONS.
    CLINTON BODY COUNT.

  6. This is the same mother-fvker who, LITERALLY, was unable to even speak FOR TWO WHOLE MINUTES, after Candidate Trump won, BECAUSE HE KNEW THAT EVERYTHING, AND MORE, THAT HAS BEEN EXPOSED, THUS FAR, WOULD, INEVITABLY, BE EXPOSED.

    Man…you Lunatic-Leftists do not know how fvking DONE, DONE, DONE, you are as a political establishment. JUST WAIT…THE FULL-REVELATIONS OF EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS FAILED COUP-D'-ETAT ARE COMING-OUT…

  7. The protesters in Hong Kong are carrying the American Flag!!!! OMG Trump has not totally killed our image of democracy and freedom.

  8. Do you have anything positive to say about Trump or is this all about helping Putin and destabilizing America through your network?

  9. And they call this "news?" This headline should be History channel content! We know. We knew it literally years ago!

  10. My question is when Trump made comments about being president for life multiple times why did the press just seemingly laugh it off uncomfortably instead of getting someone to ask him real questions about how he feels about the idea of being in office longer than term limits would allow. My guess is he would probably start rattling off what he could do with a lifetime term and arguing for the idea.

  11. Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes is absolutely correct. He worked with a "REAL" president, Barack Obama, and not a Russian-picked lame-brain like trump.

    Trump is a wannabe Dictator, Tyrant, Authoritarian, Megalomanica, Unhinged, a Pathological Narcissist with "Malignant" tendencies.

    Recently, twenty-seven psychiatrists all collaborated in writing a book titled "The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump." They all believed it was their professional "DUTY TO WARN" the American public and the world that Trump presents a "clear and present danger" to the U.S. and the entire world.

    Their collective psychological conclusion is that Trump is a "pathological narcissist." They based their mutual agreement based on the vast body of evidence on his temperament, actions, speeches at rallies, his daily and numerous racist rants on his bully pulpit (Twitter); his statements to local, state, federal and international media.

    Trump has also been described as a "Malignant Narcissist." A person with this mental disorder derives extreme pleasure from inflicting emotional and physical pain on others.

    This is very obvious given that he signed the Executive Order that established the "Zero Tolerance" policy, in regards to how asylum seekers are being treated up to the present day.

    This E.O. is illegal and contradicts the legal immigration laws of the United States in regards to the treatment and detention period of asylum seekers. Our current law states that an asylum seeker cannot be detained longer than 72 hours, or three days.

    Additionally, the E.O. is what set up Trump's administration illegal policy of imprisoning asylum seekers longer than legally allowed 72 hours.

    In essence, this was his first step in his political tactic to declare a "National Emergency" at the southern border. He fabricated a conspiracy theory that the U.S. was in danger of an imminent invasion from hordes of Hispanics making their way, via caravans to harm the citizens of the United States.

    The above-referenced "invasion" never happened. In fact, anyone approaching the southern border seeking asylum was immediately imprisoned in Border Patrol facilities and held for months, and sometimes years.

    Trump's Draconian "Zero Tolerance" policy also gave the green light to border patrol agents to snatch crying children from the arms of their desperate and exhausted parents, who had traveled a long and perilous journey to seek refuge/asylum in the U.S.

    Trump, the Dept. of Homeland Security, Border Patrol agents are abusing and terrorizing fellow human beings who just want a better life for their families. The U.S. has been a country of compassion for people seeking a better life.

    Under the demonic Trump administration, this is no longer the case. He is a vicious xenophobe with a special hatred against Hispanics. Just like Adolph Hitler, Trump singled out a vulnerable minority to "scapegoat" and blame all the ills of our country on them.

    Don't fall into his political strategy to destroy American democracy and all that it stands for. This is the same political tactic that all the world's dictators, past and present, use to gain favor with the public by blaming someone for their problems.

    In this way, the Dictator can take control of the entire country and install his own corrupt administration that will eliminate democracy for all citizens.

    Vlad the Impaler, aka Vladimir Putin is Trump's master. Putin has done this in Russia and established himself as "Dictator for Life." He has plundered all of Russian's wealth for himself and his greedy, criminal circle of Oligarchs.

    SAVE OUR DEMOCRACY BY VOTING TRUMP AND HIS AIDERS AND ABETTORS, THE REPUBLICANS OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE IN 2020.

  12. USA HAS OVERTHROWN MOST DICTATORS AROUND THE GLOBE FOR NOT PRACTICING DEMOCRACY WHY CAN'T THEY OVERTHROW THEIR OWN 😆

  13. Trade war doesn't matter. We love Trump. Trump is a stable genius. Trump is our daily dose of entertainment. Trump will win his 2nd term and turn the USA into the pedophilic haven. I bet Epstein lives in Trump Tower now.

  14. MSNBC is an insult to our collective intelligence . A great country deserves better than two years of Russiagate nonsense and no apology.

  15. LOCK UP TO TRAITOR TRUMP AND MOSCOW MITCH AND BOYCOTT FAKE FOX NEWS AND SPONSORS LIKE WELLS FARGO, TRIVAGO, BOWFLEX, USAA

  16. OH REALLY that's why Trump has THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF AMERICAN CITIZENS at every one of his HUGE RALLYS THAT COULD FILL A CIVIC CENTER TWICE OVER OR A FOOTBALL STADIUM EASILY COMPARED TO THE CORRUPT DEMOCRATS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT IN MEXICO NOT AMERICA AND THERE ONLY RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT BECAUSE THEY HAVE ALL DONE SOMETHING VERY WRONG AND IN THERE MINDS THEY THINK THERE SAFE FROM BEING INDICTED BUT NONE OF THEM ARE SAFE AND LIKE Q AND TRUMP SAID NO ONE WALKS AWAY FROM WHSTS COMING.THOSE DEMONRATS WILL SOON NO LONGER BE IN POWER EVER AGAIN.BELIEVE THAT

  17. It's all good trump towers china is still a go I was worried for a minute democracy in Hong Kong 20thosand dead for trump towers a fair trade

  18. I feel so sorry for the real American people. I am Canadian and we are gearing up for an election this fall. Both men are respectable and able. Ofcourse I Have one all picked but it won't be the gutwrenching thing facing America. God bless and keep the faith. I pray the True Americans will win.

  19. Everyone is trying to act like race is and issue? Arie is out of touch. Even these
    news people can"t say racism.

  20. Trump will be kissing up to Chinese President Xi because they're our banker investing and buying our bonds, credit card debt, and our food.  Trump sold his soul to Saudi and America to Russia!

  21. They wanted a White Man back as President so bad, they pick one with the big mouth. They were afraid Hallary, would make them the laughing stock of the world. They were wrong?

  22. Funny how reality doesn't mesh well with Ben Rhodes punditry….trumps policys are bad…Obama did the same thing with korea but that was a good idea blah blah….nevermind we have a booming economy blah blah

  23. Rhodes is widely considered one of the dimmest bulbs in all of D.C. He's none too swift.

    The flies on him they pay no rent. 👎

  24. Could you show us on the doll, little Bennie, just where exactly the Bad Orange Man hurt you? Maybe in your heart…or your head? Do you have the sads or the mads? 😆
    Last I saw this assclown he was sitting outside on a bench on election night 2016 having trouble forming a sentence. Get ready for GITMO, sugar plum, unsealed indictments await.

  25. This is the worst president in history. He will not go down in history for being a great man or president. He talks out the side of his neck. Let’s give him the dumbest president in history award. With a jail cell.

  26. I have just heard on Rachel Maddow that in return for lifting sanctions against a Russian oligarch Mitch McConnell is to get a big new aluminum plant in Kentucky. It's too late to discuss diplomacy.

  27. Too late. The rest of the world have already signed dozens of multilateral agreements on trade and everything else that matters with China. Even Israel is heavily cooperating with China. America has no friends left.

  28. We as the citizens of our great country the USA , have been made the laughing stock world wide. Thanks to donnie, and his kids..

  29. Never before US President being laughed at
    Never in it's entire history, America has been taken as distrustful
    Thank you to the greatest US President the world has ever seen
    You deserve an early retirement for giving your very best to mankind " RIP "

  30. DJT is doing Putin's bidding. Putin wants America to fail and trump is doing everything in his power to do Putin's work. trump, stupid and ignorant, suddenly has all these complex ideas on how to destroy America, did he get them from Vlad?. trump is a clear and present danger to America.

  31. Right on sir!!! Thank the Lord someone can still speak the truth! Miss Harris we have so much to work on than YOUR OWN BEHAVIOUR!!

  32. Hahaha Oh my haha
    It’s Benny! I’ve watched world leaders roll out the red carpet everywhere for Trump. The same leaders that wouldn’t give Barry a flight of stairs to get off of AF1, that’s never happened before to any other President, that was embarrassing!!
    Ive watched Barry tell Putin he’d be flexible after an election, that’s embarrassing!
    I’ve watched Barry send pallets full of millions of dollars in the middle of the night we know funded terrorism, that’s fking embarrassing Benny!
    You’re a bitter punk up for sale.

  33. Trump is trying very hard to provoke racial tensions and even a domestic violence!! He would love to proclaim marshall law!! Please my fellow Americans lets NOT LET THEM PROVOKE US TO VIOLENCE AND STOP THIS ONE MAN NOW! THAT'S WHAT WE NEED TO FOCUS ON FOR.THE NEXT YEAR AND A.HALF!! TRUMP'S DEFEAT WOULD GO ALONG WAY IN SAVING OUR NATION!!!

  34. Does anyone feel like elaborating or am I to assume that three hundred some odd comments that repeat Trump is an embarrassment is all you've got?

  35. It's true. The clown prince of New York, ignorant of law or diplomacy, is an embarrassment and a shame on our country.

  36. As a bonus info. The unmentionable and his entourage is in Copenhagen, Denmark on Labor Day. The blimp version is too. There should be protests and other activities on this day.

  37. i live abroad. many are laughing at us. furthermore, they are not looking to the west; they're looking east… to china. start teaching your kids mandarin.

  38. There is no problem to the US economy. America's greatest problem is that donkey in the White House. . Get rid of this doket , US Economy shall be alright

  39. WHERE ARE THE DEMOCRATS? For crying in the night — we never hear from them about anything. There are so many things they could be fighting back against Trump about and we don't hear a peep. He's stacking the courts, all the environmental regulations he's rolled back, all the consumer financial protections he's rolled back, the case in the courts right now to eliminate access to healthcare for millions and end the preexisting coverage for millions more. WHERE ARE THE DEMOCRATS!!! Geesh, why are they so horrible at this.

  40. The threat of a recession shouldn’t be our primary hope of ridding America of this rampant segregationist plague of a creature.

  41. Any policy the democrats put forward would be better then any policy on anything Trump would have, he has proven winging it does not work….VOTE THAT RACIST NUT OUT IN 2020 ALONG WITH MASSACRE MOSCOW MITCH MCCONNELL AND AS MANY REPUBLICANS AS POSSIBLE! SAVE OUR COUNTRY!

  42. More fake news,Trump isn't the president he never was, he was fraudulently acting like he was the president, the real U.S. Army made Trump get outside of the White House, Obama was the last president there, Mary Stanley's gang bribed most of the federal government workers in Washington D.C. to quit their jobs that's why the U.S. Army had to do it, Trump's gang probably murdered some people in Washington D.C., probably those 6in9 ones went into nursing homes and murdered some people or else they murdered some U.S. Marine's or U.S. Senator's, I believe that Trump doesn't like the U.S. Military or the U.S. government and that it was his idea to murder some U.S. Marine's or U.S. Senator's and to have some of his gang people do it, the 6in9 ones.
    It's time to declare a war against those gangs, Trump's gang, Mary Stanley's gang, Pence's gang, Obama's gang, Bill and Hillary Clinton's gang, and Pelosi's gang, raid Trump's tower in New York City, there will probably be a wild shootout there the U.S. Military against Trump's gang inside of that tower, probably a bunch of those 6in9 gang criminals inside of there and the 6in9's that murdered some U.S. Marine's in Washington D.C., and some Russians, Trump and his wife, a lot of those people will be arrested and shot and killed there or wherever, there's probably a lot of illegal money inside of that tower, that will be seized, Trump's gang probably embezzled that money out of the federal tax accounts in Washington D.C..
    All of the federal courts and the FBI have been shutdown since about 2014 after Mary Stanley's gang and Pence's gang murdered an FBI agent from the Indianapolis Indiana FBI office, and Mary Stanley's gang murdered a U.S. Supreme Court judge or a U.S. Senator, Mary Stanley's gang bribed most of the FBI agent's and Federal court judges to quit their jobs in about 2014, Mary Stanley's gang and Pence's gang also bribed a lot of police officers in the state of Indiana and West Virginia to quit their jobs, the White House will be seized, searched and destroyed by the real U.S. Army, there's going to be a war breakout against Trump's gang, Mary Stanley's gang, Pence's gang, Bill and Hillary Clinton's gang, Obama's gang, and Pelosi's gang, they've committed a lot of devilworshipping murders, embezzled billions of dollars, racketeered various crimes murders, labor, etc., fake police officer's all over the place, there will be a lot of real estate to seize that Mary Stanley's gang owns, a lot of homes and buildings to destroy. I want the job or contract tearing those homes down Cat 336 excavator and a Cat 973 track loader,I want the contract tearing down the Trump tower in New York City, if I can find a subcontractor to tear it down for about $10,000,000,000.00 that's ten billion dollars add my 5% to that and that is $10.5 billion dollars, that's $500,000,000.00 before taxes for myself, a lot of other homes and buildings that those gangs own to tear down, I'll get some subcontractor's to help me on those and I want my 5% on all of those. If Bill and Hillary Clinton's gang and Mary Stanley's gang own apartment towers in New York City I want the contract tearing those apartment towers down to, probably Ms-13 gang criminals and illegal cash in Bill and Hillary Clinton's gang owned apartment tower and 6in9 gang criminals and illegal cash in Mary Stanley's gang owned apartment tower, there's some homes in Jefferson county and Lawrence county Indiana that Mary Stanley's gang and Pence's gang own, there's probably fake names on the real estate deeds.
    The U.S. Army needs to go to Jefferson county Indiana and Lawrence county Indiana, to get the fake police officer's out of the police department's and court house, the schools here have been shutdown for about six weeks now because of the fake police officer's people are concerned about their safety and security, and those gangs embezzling money from the state and federal government. Some of those gang criminals will have to be shot and killed, gang criminals that have did those devilworshipping murders, Mary Stanley and Pence's gang have bought funeral homes to try to cover up murders, those funeral homes will have to be seized, searched, and destroyed by the real U.S. Army.
    There needs to be real news, I believe that the real U.S. Army will probably have to make those public announcements.

  43. I believe that Obama is part of a gang, I call it "Obama's gang", I believe that some of his gang people are in Washington D.C., and that some of them are 6in9 gang criminals, a lot of them are Hispanics and Latinos and devilworshippers they murder people, bribery, they steal a lot, I believe that Obama's gang is stealing from the federal government tax accounts in Washington D.C. where billions or trillions of dollars go there every year, one Hispanic woman that's part of his gang is the CEO of General Motors her name is last name is Barra, I believe that Obama's game stole 50 billion dollars in 2008 or 2009 and bought out General Motors and that is now a gang owned company and at least one manufacturing plant is in Mexico, I believe that he is the last president to be in the White House, I don't know if his second term in office was legal or not something wrong with 2010 no doubt, and something is wrong with 2014 for sure, I believe that the real United States Army made Donald Trump get out of the White House that he was never the president that he was in there fraudulently acting like the president, I believe that the United States Army needs to arrest some gang criminals, and I believe that Obama is one of those gang criminals that the real United States Army needs to arrest, the United States Army also needs to seize those federal government accounts that those gang criminals are stealing from, I believe that the real United States Army will arrest Obama, the real United States Army needs to make some public announcements there needs to be real true news, why hasn't the United States Army told people that they had to remove Donald Trump from the White House and that there is no FBI here or federal courts in operation that they have been shut down since about 2014 and announce the people that they're going to arrest and the government accounts that they're going to seize.
    Who's at the white house right now, does anyone know that, I live in the state of Indiana so I don't have no way to see or drive down that block where the White House is at, to see who or what is there, does anyone know if there's anyone there, if so who is it?

  44. Chump is the biggest embarrassment to America in history!! He is the complete opposite of what a president should be… draft dodger, Russian puppet, dictator lover, liar, criminal, racist, thief, narcissist and uneducated buffoon!!

  45. WE the voters HAVE to ensure that every individual seeking to occupy our highest office. Understands that its NOT a popularity contest. That buttering up isn't going to work. Understand that their role will be that of "public servant" NOT king, queen or dictator! And that their ability to carry out what's in the best interest of the public and our country will determine a second term. Arrive for the interview fully prepared or don't show up at all. Lets be mindful as to whom WE vote into a position of power. Local elections included. Stay informed and vote wisely.

  46. Am not an American but the things the US is doing lately.. the US of the pst would have condemned and issued warnings of consequences to the violating countries…..Crying abandoned children in the streets, racist/tribal/ethnic hate in the highest office.,rejecting refugees etc… how can they now condemn other violators of human rights… the USA unfortunately has really fallen on the moral standards

  47. Yeah, those leaders abroad don’t want their countries turned into SHITHOLES. Keep being in the migrants, Germany, France, Sweden. Poland, Hungary, Holland, Italy gets it. I like the deputy prime minister of Italy. He told Richard Gere to take the migrants to his Hollywood mansion. Did Richard do it?

  48. By November 2020 Trump will have destroyed himself and the Repubs. If he thinks he might not be re-elected he will cause civil unrest. Pray that he is not allowed another term. It would be a national day of rejoicing not to see, hear or read his idiotic twitterings. Unfortunately it will not be the end of him unless he is sedated.

  49. We also need to fight against what the corporations in our country are doing to us, not just foreign countries. We need to pass a constitutional amendment to take money out of politics. We have lost our democracy and sold it to the highest bidder. Both parties.

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