Entrepreneur Steve Blank On Quitting Pentagon Panel Over Trump | The 11th Hour | MSNBC 1

Entrepreneur Steve Blank On Quitting Pentagon Panel Over Trump | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

 

After Trump installed loyalists at the Pentagon's Defense Business Advisory Board, entrepreneur Steve Blank quit in protest. He joins MSNBC's Brian Williams to discuss why he made that decision. Aired on 12/9/2020.
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73 comments

    1. Paid more taxes..created more jobs this year..and bought more campaign hats and items..in CHYNA
      than in the USA !

    2. @Bob Davidson are you really going to come at us with your conspiracy theories! No he hasn’t..Atleast he proudly wears a mask as a good example!!! You sit next to the MY PILLOW GUY!! LMAO

    3. Someone need to tell that too all the Trump supporters that believe he’s the greatest President in history.

    1. Trump has done more harm to this country than Benedict Arnold ever did. And he’s not done – what do the next 6 weeks hold? I fear the worst. It’s too bad we can’t get a temporary restraining order to prevent him from doing anything else.

    2. @Gene Mars Yes. And these 17 GOP controlled states that are backing the Paxton Texas lawsuit cannot be defined as anything but an attempted coup. Without hesitation, this many political leaders willing to throw out the Constitution???

    3. President HARRY S TRUMAN 1947 –

      Republicans approve of the American farmer, but they are willing to help him go broke.

      They stand four-square for the American home–but not for housing.

      They are strong for labor–but they are stronger for restricting labor’s rights.

      They favor minimum wage–the smaller the minimum wage the better.

      They endorse educational opportunity for all–but they won’t spend money for teachers or for schools.

      They think modern medical care and hospitals are fine–for people who can afford them.

      They consider electrical power a great blessing–but only when the private power companies get their rake-off.

      They think American standard of living is a fine thing–so long as it doesn’t spread to all the people.

      And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it.

    1. @imacmill
      This America not North Korea, Iran or Iraq or some their world country. I get what you are saying but it ain’t possible here.

    2. @Boyd Appraisal Svc T***** is certainly *rotten* like last year’s turkey dinner, but he’s far from done. He and his cronies still have 6 weeks or so to do something horrific. Why do you think he has fired about 20 Pentagon defense staff in the last month and replaced them with radical right-wingers, chief among them Christopher Miller, who T***** pulled from his former position as Director of the National Counterterrorism Center?

  1. The last four years has been government of trump, by the trump, and for the trump. He’s left a bigger mess than Nixon, Reagan, and both Bushes, combined. Fractured internal and international relations diminishes us and makes us less safe.

    1. Don’t leave out Bill Clinton he was just as if not more destructive as the others you named. Clinton was democrat in name only.

  2. It’s now all up to the people of Georgia. They have the soul of America in their hands. They can put a nail in Trump’s coffin or perpetuate his destructive influence.

    1. It’s sad that it has come down to that rather than which representatives can better represent my state and it’s needs of the people best rather than about which side can hold power.

    2. Republicans approve of the American farmer, but they are willing to help him go broke.

      They stand four-square for the American home–but not for housing.

      They are strong for labor–but they are stronger for restricting labor’s rights.

      They favor minimum wage–the smaller the minimum wage the better.

      They endorse educational opportunity for all–but they won’t spend money for teachers or for schools.

      They think modern medical care and hospitals are fine–for people who can afford them.

      They consider electrical power a great blessing–but only when the private power companies get their rake-off.

      They think American standard of living is a fine thing–so long as it doesn’t spread to all the people.

      And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it.

      HARRY S TRUMAN 1947

    1. the russians desperately need oil money to continue flowing.
      they don’t give a pinch for the game of golf, however.

  3. Don’t worry guys, if Trump can appoint crooks, Biden can also fire crooks after Jan 21. Just be patient with the shitshow.

    1. Yes absolutely. Biden is going to clean the house. This day is coming soon. I would love to see trumps face when this happens. Lol

    2. This could still happen this month or early January next year & only just making things bad for Uncle Joe is not the real reason. I believe there is much much more to come & this November Election is not over with (Michael Cohen said he may even try & start a war to Remain in Power & he knows his former boss) & I believe the King in the White House will now (as a Last & Final Act) go to a foreign power such as Russia (big financial friend of the King with the Family) & stop the November Election through his own private Defense Department (just changed with new wonderful people (goons) after Secretary of Defense Mark Esper was fired & I believe more people will be on their way out) by now planning a Complete & Total Power Blackout of the USA including all communication (internet, radio, TV, hacking of many online bank accounts, etc.) through connections with his own private Defense Department & take it from there with COVID-19 running wild just what will happen to the USA. The King has already asked Russia for the emails of Clinton in the past, put a bounty on USA troops & most likely now will veto the current Defense Bill to fund the Military (for what ever reason), also take away the open skies treaty & also discard observation USA planes & now put more goons in the Pentagon’s Defense Business Advisory Board just for starters. Russia will promote the King in the White House from President to Dictator over the entire USA including the 30 USA billionaires who gladly support him (because the fools think they won’t be Taxed at all, etc.) but Wrong – now with future Big Huge Massive Private Taxes to the King & the Family to pay off Huge Massive Debts & also Unbelievable Private Wealth you can be quite sure the 30 billionaires will be stopped (COVID-19 also) from leaving the USA. If the King does not get all the $ from his USA billionaires (for private wealth also) there will most likely be International Contracts put on the King & the Family using the mob (even outside the USA), etc. The November Election will be no more except for Civil War, etc. If this is not done, the King will be going to jail for most likely the rest of his life If he remains in the USA Outside of White House Power after the November Election is over with by past women who he did enjoy, obstruction of justice through the Mueller Report, City & State of New York Taxes, Debt, etc. The King must Remain in White House Power but this time as their Dictator not President under a Totalitarianism regime (the so called Republican Party party is Gone & majority 249 never was) through Civil War & I believe that the supposed over 70 million voters who did vote for the King in the White House will now support the King more than ever – not the Constitution of the USA and some will be forced too also. Unfortunately I don’t believe Uncle Joe will be President when the law is saying that he should be.

    3. Now that Safe Harbor Day has passed, this sorry excuse for our leader will sink lower and try more underhanded means of staying in power. To me, these 46 days will be THE MOST dangerous period in our history. A dictatorship can still happen if he gets the military to go along with him. Then there will be nothing we can do but storm the Bastille, and that did not end well for many Frenchmen. We have to continue to counter these lies with facts and truth. As Krebs said, “most secure election in modern history.” Keep that statement alive!

  4. Ask this gentleman to be at least a short-term part of the transition . His perspective is invaluable .

    1. Perhaps he can somehow help Biden directly. Perhaps he can be an aid to the president elect directly. I am not so sure if he’d be any help working under trump. Because i don’t really see much transition happening under trump. It’s more like the opposite.

    1. This could still happen this month or early January next year & only just making things bad for Uncle Joe is not the real reason. I believe there is much much more to come & this November Election is not over with (Michael Cohen said he may even try & start a war to Remain in Power & he knows his former boss) & I believe the King in the White House will now (as a Last & Final Act) go to a foreign power such as Russia (big financial friend of the King with the Family) & stop the November Election through his own private Defense Department (just changed with new wonderful people (goons) after Secretary of Defense Mark Esper was fired & I believe more people will be on their way out) by now planning a Complete & Total Power Blackout of the USA including all communication (internet, radio, TV, hacking of many online bank accounts, etc.) through connections with his own private Defense Department & take it from there with COVID-19 running wild just what will happen to the USA. The King has already asked Russia for the emails of Clinton in the past, put a bounty on USA troops & most likely now will veto the current Defense Bill to fund the Military (for what ever reason), also take away the open skies treaty & also discard observation USA planes & now put more goons in the Pentagon’s Defense Business Advisory Board just for starters. Russia will promote the King in the White House from President to Dictator over the entire USA including the 30 USA billionaires who gladly support him (because the fools think they won’t be Taxed at all, etc.) but Wrong – now with future Big Huge Massive Private Taxes to the King & the Family to pay off Huge Massive Debts & also Unbelievable Private Wealth you can be quite sure the 30 billionaires will be stopped (COVID-19 also) from leaving the USA. If the King does not get all the $ from his USA billionaires (for private wealth also) there will most likely be International Contracts put on the King & the Family using the mob (even outside the USA), etc. The November Election will be no more except for Civil War, etc. If this is not done, the King will be going to jail for most likely the rest of his life If he remains in the USA Outside of White House Power after the November Election is over with by past women who he did enjoy, obstruction of justice through the Mueller Report, City & State of New York Taxes, Debt, etc. The King must Remain in White House Power but this time as their Dictator not President under a Totalitarianism regime (the so called Republican Party party is Gone & majority 249 never was) through Civil War & I believe that the supposed over 70 million voters who did vote for the King in the White House will now support the King more than ever – not the Constitution of the USA and some will be forced too also. Unfortunately I don’t believe Uncle Joe will be President when the law is saying that he should be.

    2. @Testa Rossa It’s not over till the fat man is out of the white house. He could still encourage his lemmings to commit an armed insurrection in his support. And they are armed, armored, and standing by.

    3. HARRY S TRUMAN 1947 –

      Republicans approve of the American farmer, but they are willing to help him go broke.

      They stand four-square for the American home–but not for housing.

      They are strong for labor–but they are stronger for restricting labor’s rights.

      They favor minimum wage–the smaller the minimum wage the better.

      They endorse educational opportunity for all–but they won’t spend money for teachers or for schools.

      They think modern medical care and hospitals are fine–for people who can afford them.

      They consider electrical power a great blessing–but only when the private power companies get their rake-off.

      They think American standard of living is a fine thing–so long as it doesn’t spread to all the people.

      And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it.

    1. Republicans approve of the American farmer, but they are willing to help him go broke.

      They stand four-square for the American home–but not for housing.

      They are strong for labor–but they are stronger for restricting labor’s rights.

      They favor minimum wage–the smaller the minimum wage the better.

      They endorse educational opportunity for all–but they won’t spend money for teachers or for schools.

      They think modern medical care and hospitals are fine–for people who can afford them.

      They consider electrical power a great blessing–but only when the private power companies get their rake-off.

      They think American standard of living is a fine thing–so long as it doesn’t spread to all the people.

      And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it.

      HARRY S TRUMAN 1947

  5. This reeks of an attempt to pilfer national security secrets to pay Trump’s 4.5 mil debt and upcoming legal trouble.

    1. @jonsirules x I don’t know…but trump and admin are breaking laws…and it sickens me that there are never consequences for them but if President Obama was doing this you can bet the GOP would be on top of it

    2. @Susan Of course you are right. Most, but by no means all, Republican politicians in the Senate are hypocrites. While some may not approve of Trump behaving the way he does, they would certainly disapprove of Obama doing anything remotely nefarious, and act in what they believe to be a “righteous” way.

      At the moment there is no chance that William Barr will investigate Trump and, according to Lyndsey Graham, the Republicans will not confirm a Biden AG unless they promise not to investigate Trump. The only real option is for Biden to install an “acting” AG who will be free to pursue Trump in the courts. Biden has said doesn’t want to spend time prosecuting Trump instead of trying to rebuild the nation, so nothing may actually happen.

      Also, a real downside is that Biden pursuing Trump for his crimes could very easily lead to armed insurrection by those gun-loving militias that believe Trump is their god, and Biden might decide discretion is the better part of valor. He may believe there is a genuine chance of a new civil war and, if there is, Trump will no doubt waste no time in calling himself a “Wartime President” once again.

    3. @jonsirules x all who have been complacent with Trumps treasonous acts of trying to steal the election or overturn it should be charged…Lindsey should be charged even more so as far as collusion…it disgusts me the way Biden is being treated…he wasn’t my first choice but I’m thankful he won…so much disrespect to the incoming president is despicable…the shame and stain that Trumps and his administration of rats have placed on America … America will forever bear the shame

    4. @jonsirules x and the other thing I’m genuinely concerned about is the coup that if Trump declares martial law we could lose our country

    5. Oh…I’m sure someone out there is plotting. Don’t worry. Do you Ceaucescu got away with what he did? How about Mussolini?

  6. I hope Mr. Blank enjoys his 40 day vacation, I’ll bet he is asked back at the Pentagon shorty after the 20th of January.

    1. Yeah, I’m starting to think that Right-wing fantasy is dangerous propaganda. Trump definitely poses a serious risk to the free world. Can this country really afford to allow him to be free?

    1. HARRY S TRUMAN 1947 –

      Republicans approve of the American farmer, but they are willing to help him go broke.

      They stand four-square for the American home–but not for housing.

      They are strong for labor–but they are stronger for restricting labor’s rights.

      They favor minimum wage–the smaller the minimum wage the better.

      They endorse educational opportunity for all–but they won’t spend money for teachers or for schools.

      They think modern medical care and hospitals are fine–for people who can afford them.

      They consider electrical power a great blessing–but only when the private power companies get their rake-off.

      They think American standard of living is a fine thing–so long as it doesn’t spread to all the people.

      And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it.

  7. When Blank said social media is destructive, he’s implying many people are gullible. I agree with that.

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