Can The U.S. Still Depend On The Decency Of A Sitting President? | Morning Joe | MSNBC

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Fmr. WH Counsel Bob Bauer and fmr. asst. AG Jack Goldsmith are co-authors of the new book 'After Trump: Reconstructing the Presidency,' and both join Morning Joe to discuss. Aired on 09/14/2020.
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Can The U.S. Still Depend On The Decency Of A Sitting President? | Morning Joe | MSNBC

98 Comments on "Can The U.S. Still Depend On The Decency Of A Sitting President? | Morning Joe | MSNBC"

  1. Take away some of the powers of the presidency. Clarify High crimes and misdemeanors. If at any time a president shows treason. Castrate! Also make it illegal for any politician to spend our money at their business. Trump and family have made millions if not billions off us and their seats.

    • @USA BLUE Donny knew what he has been doing every step of the way. Even though it’s been real sloppy. He has broken his oath numerous times and sold out to anyone that strokes his ego and hands him free 💩. Like money! If a leader of a country betrays the trust given to him/her it is HIGH TREASON! And should carry the capitol punishment.

    • @Bob Loblaw Alliteration lives!

    • @Peter We all know what defunding is SUPPOSED to mean. Why is this a complete farce, a total lie to the American people? Social Workers and other helpful agencies were NOT put in place FIRST before defunding. As of today, they are still not available…ask a Democrat and they will tell you this is undeniably true. Defunding is NOT supposed to mean “getting rid of our police”. IF funds were to be redirected appropriately and timely Democrats would have put gov’t agents (Social Workers, etc.) in place BEFORE removing a single officer.
      Is Democrat Left or right? Political scientists and other analysts regard the left as including anarchists, communists, socialists, democratic socialists, social democrats, left-libertarians, progressives and social liberals. Are anarchists Marxists? The term is used by anarchists and Marxists and is often considered a defining feature of a fully developed communist society. … The abolition of private property by a free association of producers is the original goal of the communists and anarchists and it is identified with anarchy and communism itself.
      Stop watching leftist media and learn what this administration has accomplished in four years. Biden/Democrats promises: Raise our taxes, allow so-called protestors to destroy our cities, add even more deregulation’s, more gov’t control, more Unions, a war on our gas & oil industry, gun laws for non-criminals, radicalization of our schools (one example is Project 1619 already in our schools), gov’t run healthcare, actually give reparations with our tax dollars, and leave our boarders unprotected they will still vote for them because of their party name. #walkaway https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/walkaway?__eep__=6&source=feed_text&epa=HASHTAG

    • @Death To Ming! “My son did nothing wrong,” Biden said in October 2019. “I did nothing wrong.”
      It was okay for Joe Biden to “blackmail” the President of Ukraine, but it’s an impeachable offense if Donald Trump inquires about it.
      Biden dodged the draft 5 times…
      Our President has killed no one.
      Change your media! Fact check your comments on non-liberal sites.
      Answer me this: Do you really want the Dems to run the country the way they run New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Minnesota,Seattle, Portland, etc.?
      Joe Biden entered politics in 1969 (51 years),
      Chuck Schumer entered politics in 1975 (45 years),
      Nancy Pelosi entered politics in 1987 (33 years),
      Patric Leahy entered politics in 1966 (54 years),
      Maxine Waters entered politics in 1973 (47 years),
      Dianne Feinstein entered politics in 1960 (60 years),
      And they are blaming Trump (since 2016, 4 years) for problems they haven’t solved for decades?
      Please read at least 2 of these American stories:
      https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/walkaway?__eep__=6&source=feed_text&epa=HASHTAG

    • @Cali Marie lol I have watched it all in real time. Biden was sanctioned by the USA and our true ALLIES to do what he did. That is to pressure the Ukraine government to get rid of a corrupt prosecutor that refused to investigate BARISMA! It’s not like Biden was trying to get help with a campaign from a foreign government like Trump was. You people have no fkn ethics at all. And are as stupid as a slug.

  2. Remove the rule that the president cannot be indicted

  3. ASSUME NOTHING. VOTE Biden Harris and straight blue as if 10 points BEHIND and expect Trumplash,

    • @The standard narrative has holes in it – We meme with the best but we’re also good at mocking inane troll comments.

    • @Peter Pelosi/dems have made it so their will not be a clear win in November. Hence, Pelosi will be president in Jan.
      Why will you vote democrat????
      Biden/dems have announced their goals if elected. Which one do you support the most?
      Open borders for illegals and using our tax dollars to give illegals health care, Opposes Voter ID laws, pay for killing babies with OUR tax dollars, they will not support school choice, the New Green Deal (the first green deal failed for obvious reasons), defund the police, Create new $20 billion grant to switch from incarceration to prevention, expand ending cash bail, expansion of red flag laws in all states, a Progressive Socialist country??, etc.
      Which one do you support the most?

    • @Bob Loblaw BIDEN & CHINA
      https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/joe-biden-cozy-to-china-and-mistaken-on-nafta-has-been-bad-for-black-workers
      Biden/dems supported NAFTA, he supported Most Favored Nation status for China and Trump renegotiated NAFTA and Obama and Biden didn’t.”
      Russia has been debunked and many under the Obama administration are being held accountable along with Hillary.
      Hillary Clinton surely didn’t mean to use Bleach bit or smash 12 cell phones.
      “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press. Let’s see if that happens.”
      “To me, Hillary’s cover-up story on Benghazi and repeated lies to the American people are extremely criminal.”
      Please read at least 2 of these American stories:
      https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/walkaway?__eep__=6&source=feed_text&epa=HASHTAG

    • cynthia van rens | September 15, 2020 at 8:47 PM | Reply

      @Allan Burns Not enough.

  4. Why are people attracted to fascism? Even after saying “never again,” they still vote for people who like to loudly proclaim all the law & order buzz words, all the immigration buzz words that Republicans and Conservatives are so good at framing. There is no god.

  5. The US cant rely on the decency of a clear majority of its population, the result is trump and his enablers.

  6. Candidates should be required to be transparent with their tax returns. It’s supposed to be basic

  7. Please remember that all of Trump and his administration’s criminality could not have been possible without the total cooperation and approval of the entire Republican Party. Remember that in November and vote accordingly.

    • @Cali Marie Not exactly failed. Thwarted by Mitch, yes. Also, who needs to prove he’s a criminal when he freely admits it every day? And consider, maybe Pelosi did spend hundreds of thousands of tax dollars, Trump spent millions of tax dollars on golfing alone. Have a nice day.

    • @mcfahk Isn’t is amazing how much Trump and his administration has made in less than 4 years AND he even managed to play a lot of golf while working for the American people. As usual, you base your comments from Pelosi and the leftist media.
      Please read at least 2 of these American stories:
      https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/walkaway?__eep__=6&source=feed_text&epa=HASHTAG

    • @Cali Marie ‘As usual’/ Have we spoken before ‘Cali Marie’? You fall too easily for false dichotomies. I am no great fan of Pelosi, or Biden for that matter. I do think Trump is a far more destructive power than they though. Do you realize the US has no allies left? Do you really think the US can survive by itself in this day and age? US citizens are no longer welcome anywhere in the world. Its only friends are Russia and perhaps North Korea. I read the stories you sent, they are very obviously fabricated. A quick google search will tell you that the pictures used are old, and the people in the stories don’t actually exist. FB is not a source of facts. You can answer, if you want, but if you address me as a plural ‘you’ again, I won’t react. I don’t deal with that kind of disrespect. Have a nice day.

    • @mcfahk I meant no disrespect.
      The stories are obviously from Americans.
      The vote is for less gov’t control in our lives are even more. Trump was voted in because we need less gov’t in our lives. Deregulation’s and tax breaks for companies is a great start. Companies take on every responsibility of ownership. They hire Americans. Both pay a lot in taxes. Let’s take care of our companies and they will stay in America and hopefully, many will come back.
      Companies hire workers. Add up all of the taxes paid by both. Yes, we should try to keep them here by giving companies tax cuts and have even more deregulation’s. This is one of many our President is accomplishing. The “wealthy” do not have enough money for every ones “free” college, “free” healthcare, etc. Nothing is free. Do not “take” from anyone and give it to someone else. It has never worked and has only caused more dependency on us, the tax payers.
      Biden/Democrats = More gov’t control, more Unions, a war on our gas & oil industry. regulatory harassment, massive amnesty by opening our boarders and promises to give illegals free health care and gov’t aid…causing more dependency on OUR tax dollars, gun regulations which only affect law abiding citizens, gov’t run healthcare, reparations… NOTHING is FREE
      We will have to agree to disagree.

    • @Patrick Drazen Fortunately in the first 2 years of Chump’s occupancy of the office there were still some guardrails.

  8. When the us can no longer have even a drop of sense or truth from the wh, it’s time for someone else to move in.

  9. The Presidency has been tarnished forever. Never in the eyes of many though, they have the incumbent as perfect. Therein lies the problem. Irrationality, amorality, selfishisness, partiality and sheer lack of intellect have the US up a calamitous street.

    • María Martínez | September 14, 2020 at 10:27 PM | Reply

      Were those the characteristics of all the former presidents of USA? Did every election since Washington elect only con men?
      Expecting perfection from every candidate is absurd. You get always just a flawed human being. Believing that anyone who becomes president is impeccable due to the Office is ridiculously naive, and what makes many still believe whatever Trump says: because he’s the president, he cannot do wrong.
      Still, you deserve a president that, even if he/she will make mistakes and bad decisions, be imperfect and say silly things, be more of a sinner than an angel, still you can vote for someone who isn’t a professional con man. Most people knew Trump wasn’t good and that’s why he lost the popular vote. Remember that?
      What you need urgently is, not only reinforce the checks and balances, but eliminate that absurd institution called Electoral College.

    • June ! y.o I WANT SЕЕХ !!!! 22OPEN MY VIDEO !!!! | September 16, 2020 at 4:52 PM | Reply

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  10. trump lied and people died Biden 2020 💙

  11. Doesn’t it stand to reason that the person in the highest office in the land should be held to the highest standards?

  12. Gee, our law-and-order poser President is a criminal desperate to escape justice! Who knew?

  13. If Trump wins in November, every America flag should be lowered to half mast!

  14. The real “suckers” and “losers” are Trump’s supporters.

  15. Trump is suing to throw 23 million Americans off of their health insurance plans and he is gutting Social Security-wake up throw the rich crook out-go Biden/Harris

    • @S Miller ACA was a criminal racketeering operation to cancel my health insurance. It was so corrupt, Obama paid illegal kickbacks to insurance companies to make them go along with it. Remember the day that ACA went into effect and people waited for the wave of applicants? There weren’t any applicants. The system crashed. It was weeks before they registered the first applicant by putting him on Medicaid, a program that has existed for 40 years. Trump has made many improvements to procurement of drugs for recipients on federal programs and my prescriptions are SO CHEAP i CAN’T BELIEVE IT.

    • @Jeff Gibson Really? And when you and millions of others don’t have the money to pay back the government for the Soc Sec tax holiday Trump supports this year, where will that money miraculously appear from when you’re 65? I think gutting is an appropriate word, or at least attempted gutting. The lawsuit the Trump Admin supports is there before the courts.

    • @Jeff Gibson you don’t need to thank me, because I’m also retired!

    • @Guy North Yep, so far Trump cult members have come up with these excuses: “He didn’t want America to panic” and “Lindsey Graham did it”. Yikes. This is catastrophic. So many are dead over 195,000k dead because of this President. Who would be so numb and brainwashed, or worse, to excuse this. Only America’s village idiots. 🤦🏽‍♀️

    • Amanda! y.o I WANT SЕЕХ !!!! OPEN MY VIDEO !!!! | September 16, 2020 at 12:52 PM | Reply

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  16. Клюев Сергей | September 14, 2020 at 11:06 AM | Reply

    He will do anything to become “a Lukashenko or a Putin” .
    What decency are you talking about?

  17. The whole Republican party is just as corrupt as Trump is, especially Mitch McConnell. VOTE BLUE 2020. BIDEN and HARRIS 2020.

    • @Gary Campbell
      Yall ignorant racist GOP magats are the biggest threat to America not immigrants or muslims
      ANYONE BUT THE PUSS GRABBER 2K20

    • @Gary Campbell
      DEAD SOLDIERS ARE SUCKERS AND LOSERS
      #presidentpussyassbitch

    • @Guy North Agree! “My son did nothing wrong,” Biden said in October 2019. “I did nothing wrong.” BIDEN & CHINA
      https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/joe-biden-cozy-to-china-and-mistaken-on-nafta-has-been-bad-for-black-workers (Think of the clamor over The New York Times’ alleged slowness to report Tara Reade’s allegations against Joe Biden, then the comparative lack of interest in the nuanced, exhaustive article that it eventually produced on May 31 based on nearly 100 interviews.)
      Hillary Clinton surely didn’t mean to use Bleach bit or smash 12 cell phones.
      “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press. Let’s see if that happens.”
      “To me, Hillary’s cover-up story on Benghazi and repeated lies to the American people are extremely criminal.”
      etc…

    • @Indi Pillai Pelosi lies to you. Look at the Timeline!

    • @Cali Marie
      Americans prefer presidents who don’t get peed on magats 😁👍

  18. Francesca Daniel | September 14, 2020 at 11:23 AM | Reply

    No mention of 45s mad proclamation that he will “negotiate” a third term? Vote the demigod out!

  19. Don’t let the DOJ be under the president’s control. Duh. Why ever allow justice to depend on politics. Duh.

  20. Barr is the most corrupt Attorney General this country has ever had.

    • @S Miller Why do you have a problem with family members working in the White House? Is there a law against this? Why are any politicians allowed to benefit from their positions?!!? Yes, Ivanka and many Americans have patents and businesses in other countries…hopefully, they will return to America. Who ‘patronizes’ Trump’s properties? Are they here to talk with our President? Barr follows the law. Your media has continuously lied to you about the handling of covid.
      As Rod Sterling recent said: “This virus is so powerful you need a test to see if you have it”.
      TIMELINE:
      DeBlaso Pelosi Schumer
      Jan 2020 Former VP Biden call the ban “Xenophobic” and “fear mongering”
      Feb 1st: US bans ALL travel to/from China
      Feb 5th: Pres Trump addresses COVID19 in the State Of The Union
      Chuck Schumer calls travel ban “racist”. Nancy Pelosi tweets condemnation of travel ban.
      Mar 11: NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio tweets NY’ers should go about their lives, eat in restaurants and continue with their normal activities.
      “If you’re not sick, you should be going about your life,” Bill de Blasio
      On Jan. 24, de Blasio said New Yorkers should “continue living as you have”; on Feb. 14 he said, “this should not stop you from going about your life … from going out to Chinatown and going out to eat”; and on March 13, he reiterated “we wanted people to go on about their lives.” (dates are different on other sites, facts remain the same)
      ~~~ Jan 14, 2020 World Health Organization Preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel #coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

      ~~~~~~ APR 3RD CDC RECOMMENDED MASKS

      ALL 50 GOVERNORS WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR FOLLOWING COVID GUIDELINES.
      TIMELINE FOR COVID: FACTS THE LEFTIST MEDIA HAS LEFT OUT OF THEIR REPORTING.
      ~~~~~February 9: The White House Coronavirus Task Force BRIEFED ALL GOVERNORS from across the nation at the National Governors’ Association Meeting in Washington.
      ~~~~~March 16: President Trump:
      Held a tele-conference with (ALL 50 )governors to discuss coronavirus preparedness and response.
      ~~~~~March 15: All 50 States were contacted through FEMA to coordinate “federally-supported, state-led efforts” to end coronavirus.
      ~~~~~March 19: President Trump announced: Encouraging progress shown by anti-malaria drug Hydroxychloroquine for fighting coronavirus.
      ALL 50 GOVERNORS HAD GUIDELINES TO FOLLOW!
      Do you recall how WHO sided with China?
      December 31: China reports the discovery of the coronavirus to the World Health Organization.
      JANUARY 3: CDC Director Robert Redfield sent an email to the director of the Chinese CDC, George Gao, formally offering to send U.S. experts to China to investigate the coronavirus.
      January 5: CDC Director Redfield sent another email to the Chinese CDC Director, George Gao, formally offering to send U.S. experts to China to investigate the coronavirus outbreak,
      January 27: The CDC issued a level III travel health notice urging Americans to avoid all nonessential travel to China due to the coronavirus.
      January 29: The White House announced the formation of the Coronavirus Task Force to help monitor and contain the spread of the virus and provide updates to the President.
      January 31: The Trump Administration: Declared the coronavirus a public health emergency. Announced Chinese travel restrictions. Suspended entry into the United States for foreign nationals who pose a risk of transmitting the coronavirus.
      February 3: The CDC had a team ready to travel to China to obtain critical information on the novel coronavirus, but were in the U.S. awaiting permission to enter by the Chinese gov’t.
      February 6: The CDC began shipping CDC-Developed test kits for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus to U.S. and international labs.
      February 9: The White House Coronavirus Task Force BRIEFED GOVERNORS from across the nation at the National Governors’ Association Meeting in Washington.
      February 12: The U.S. shipped test kits for the 2019 novel coronavirus to approximately 30 countries who lacked the necessary reagents and other materials.
      February 12: The CDC was prepared to travel to China but had yet to receive permission from the Chinese government.
      February 22: A WHO team of arrives in Wuhan, China. (WHO backed up China!)
      February 24: The Trump Administration sent a letter to Congress requesting at least $2.5 billion to help combat the spread of the coronavirus.
      March 3: The White House announced President Trump DONATED his fourth quarter salary to fight the coronavirus.
      March 4: The Trump Administration announced the purchase of approximately 500 million N95 respirators over the next 18 months to respond to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
      March 6: President Trump signed an $8.3 billion bill to fight the coronavirus outbreak.
      The bill provides $7.76 billion to federal, state, & local agencies to combat the coronavirus and authorizes an additional $500 million in waivers for Medicare telehealth restrictions.
      March 9: President Trump called on Congress to pass a payroll tax cut over coronavirus.
      March 10: President Trump and VP Pence met with top health insurance companies and secured a commitment to waive co-pays for coronavirus testing.
      March 11: President Trump: Directed the Small Business Administration to issue low-interest loans to affected small businesses and called on congress to increase this fund by $50 billion.
      Directed the Treasury Department to defer tax payments for affected individuals & businesses, & provide $200 billion in “additional liquidity.”
      March 13: The Food & Drug Administration: Granted Roche AG an emergency approval for automated coronavirus testing kits. Issued an emergency approval to Thermo Fisher for a coronavirus test within 24 hours of receiving the request.
      March 13: HHS announced funding for the development of two new rapid diagnostic tests, which would be able to detect coronavirus in approximately 1 hour.
      March 14: The Coronavirus Relief Bill passed the House of Representatives.
      March 15: All 50 states were contacted through FEMA to coordinate “federally-supported, state-led efforts” to end coronavirus.
      March 16: President Trump: Held a tele-conference with (ALL 50 )governors to discuss coronavirus preparedness and response. Participated in a call with G7 leaders who committed to increasing coordination in response to the coronavirus and restoring global economic confidence. Announced that the first potential vaccine for coronavirus has entered a phase one trial in a record amount of time.
      March 16: Asst. Secretary for Health confirmed the availability of 1 million coronavirus tests, and projected 2 million tests available the next week and 5 million the following.
      March 17: President Trump announced: CMS will expand telehealth benefits for Medicare beneficiaries. Relevant Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act penalties will not be enforced.
      March 17: Deferred $300 billion in tax payments for 90 days without penalty, up to $1 million for individuals & $10 million for business.
      March 17: The Department of Defense announced it will make available to HHS up to five million respirator masks and 2,000 ventilators.
      March 18: President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which provides free testing and paid sick leave for workers impacted by the coronavirus.
      March 18: President Trump announced: Plans to invoke the Defense Production Act in order to increase the number of necessary supplies needed to combat coronavirus. FEMA has been activated in every region at its highest level of response. All foreclosures and evictions will be suspended for a period of time.
      March 18: President Trump spoke to: Doctors, physicians, and nurses on the front lines containing the spread of coronavirus.
      March 19: President Trump announced: Encouraging progress shown by anti-malaria drug Hydroxychloroquine for fighting coronavirus.
      More dates and actions available.
      https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/walkaway?__eep__=6&source=feed_text&epa=HASHTAG

    • The Geek Is Strong | September 15, 2020 at 3:41 PM | Reply

      @Cali Marie yet still no prosecution when Republicans controlled both houses. Perhaps it’s because your evidence is from the Internet

    • @The Geek Is Strong Where do you get your info from? Leftist media?

    • “No one can trust anything he says because he has been unwilling and uninterested in telling the truth.”

    • Frogy ! y.o I WANT SЕЕХ !!!! OPEN MY VIDEO !!!! | September 16, 2020 at 12:53 PM | Reply

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