U.S. Losing ‘Strategic Communications’ Contest With Global Rivals | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

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Robert Gates, former defense secretary for President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama, talks with Rachel Maddow about the erosion of the ability of the United States to present its principles and ideals on the world stage. Aired on 6/16/2020.
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U.S. Losing 'Strategic Communications' Contest With Global Rivals | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

60 Comments on "U.S. Losing ‘Strategic Communications’ Contest With Global Rivals | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. Currently we don’t have a president. What he have is a traitor and a career criminal masquerading as a president.

    • Chris P. Bacon | June 17, 2020 at 2:52 AM | Reply

      @William Speaking of China, how did Ivanka get all those Chinese trademarks? Those are very hard to come by.

    • Bud Fudlacker | June 17, 2020 at 7:01 PM | Reply

      David, I could not conclude Trump committed a crime! – Robert Mueller!

    • Chris P. Bacon | June 17, 2020 at 7:03 PM | Reply

      @Bud Fudlacker “I cannot exonerate the president’ Bob Mueller.

    • Bud Fudlacker | June 17, 2020 at 7:11 PM | Reply

      @Chris P. Bacon like I said Mueller found NOTHING!

    • Chris P. Bacon | June 17, 2020 at 7:16 PM | Reply

      @Bud Fudlacker It’s not just the FBI and CIA who caught Trump and his team of treasonous crooks selling out our democracy to Russia. It’s nearly every other intelligence agency in the free world. SEVEN! foreign intelligence services from around the world caught Russian spies in the act of meeting with Trump’s campaign team: UK, Germany, France, Netherlands, Estonia, Australia, Poland. 

      Donnie hates being caught.

  2. brilliantly said, ty sec gates and dr maddow. i hadn’t heard about this! putin must be happy…

    • It’s really sad to see what’s happening over at VOA. Now that Trump has his own “information minister” to push out Trump-approved propaganda it’s unlike anyone will take the service seriously ever again. I’ll link a WaPo editorial below for anyone interested.

    • Yeah…I actually learned something new. Very interesting topic.

    • @Aj Meyers – Thanks for the link! I’ll go read it now. 👍 (edit: smh, more disgusting actions from the WH).

    • @Aj Meyersi definitely want to check that out, ty so much.

    • Bat Boy : “Make America Divided Again.” That is your government’s ideology, it’s belief system, it’s goal, it’s source of power, it’s message to America and the world, and most of all, that is their METHOD. We SEE them, doing this to us, on every issue, every day, especially on issues that SHOULDN’T BE DIVISIVE, like a pandemic! But, Donny lost points to Biden when we all faced Covid together, so that could not be allowed. A, “United,” States of America is the one thing that can restore the Republic

  3. Juud Chimaoge | June 17, 2020 at 1:33 AM | Reply

    America has lost her leadership position long ago! She’s all barks and no bite now! Remember, no one tree 🌲 can make a forest! When integrity goes, it’s a downwards spiral!!

    • muhammad was a wah wah wah! 😡🤖❄️: 🥱😴

    • Eddie S: That last sentence made no sense, son? Is your Googolska Translateski turned on? 😉

    • @Eddie Sanchez Switzerland Eddie. It’s always been free. It always remains neutral in wars, never taking a side and it’s trusted more than any other country on the planet allowing the world’s wealth to be stored there without worry. That’s about the only country that doesn’t offend anyone though.

    • duprattcarol | June 17, 2020 at 6:56 AM | Reply

      @Ash Roskell Being the most powerful economy in the world , America never lost anything of value as a country so the slogan MAGA was only meant to appeal to the frustrated and insecure people left behind in the country’s progress. In the minds of some, it included the unfair advantages that were rightly shed in establishing the core values of the American Constitution. In others the equal treatment and respect always denied them to this very day despite the Constitution.

    • America is in the process of proving we really want a free Republic!

  4. But on the upside, we are leading the world in being the butt of jokes, magic marker science, and moronic bloviation

  5. Carolyn's List | June 17, 2020 at 1:50 AM | Reply

    Plus we now have state TV (Fox News) to tell everyone how awful 70% of the country is (non-republican)

    • Eddie : No son. You get paid, which is different. If you do it for free, you’re ill. You don’t OFFER, “challenges.” Just insults, and crappy attempts at, “sarcasm,” which PROVES that is a LIE. QED (👈look that up) Try again, kid 🙂

    • Eddie Sanchez | June 17, 2020 at 4:33 AM | Reply

      @Ash Roskell your a broke/less rich al sharpton

    • Dave Ponsford | June 17, 2020 at 5:58 AM | Reply

      @Eddie Sanchez The only challenge tends to be what tin foil hat wearing lunatic you’re quoting.

    • Dave Ponsford | June 17, 2020 at 5:58 AM | Reply

      @Ash Roskell sorry to butt in there.

    • Dave Ponsford : You’re always welcome, my friend 😉

  6. Jack Charbonneau | June 17, 2020 at 2:02 AM | Reply

    I told my psychologist once that I was a pessimist. I told him, “Someday when that giant rock falls out of the sky, I know I’m gonna be the only one left. It’ll be just me and the dog!” He then proceeded to blow my mind. He said, “That means you’re an optimist.”😮
    Destroyed my whole self image… dammit man!😉

  7. trump installs a loyalist. Then the institution withers away. End of story.

    • Eddie Sanchez | June 17, 2020 at 3:35 AM | Reply

      Mighty sniffer joe biden will save us all huh?

    • Ganiscol : “Make America Divided Again,” is Trump’s story. What you described there was just one step in that process. But MADA is his METHOD. It’s his and the GOP’s ideology, source of their power and their method 👍

  8. Martin Shillitoe | June 17, 2020 at 3:04 AM | Reply

    Trump has no policies. He only pulls down, destroys or leaves (as in treaties or organisations). He stands for nothing except for photo ops for himself

  9. Not only does the US not have a foreign propaganda operation, we do not appear to have any diplomatic power at all. Even if we did have a foreign messaging operation conservatives would put it under military command and the content generated would be terrible.

  10. Prajna Samadhi | June 17, 2020 at 3:41 AM | Reply

    The United States vacates the stage, China is more than happy to fill the gap.
    Great job, Bonespur.

    • Bud Fudlacker | June 17, 2020 at 5:27 AM | Reply

      Pranja, Did you serve in Vietnam?

    • @Bud Fudlacker Robert Vaughn was a great actor who appeared in many excellent films. His proudest achievement was to have stood up and be counted in his opposition to America’s assault on Vietnam. Bravo to him. An American avoiding involvement in attacking Vietnam should be admired like a German avoiding serving in the 1939 attack on Poland.

    • Bud Fudlacker | June 17, 2020 at 6:23 AM | Reply

      @minsa pint did you serve in Vietnam, or Poland?

    • @Bud Fudlacker So you think serving in a war that ‘murika lost is a good thing???
      You must be a rebel.

  11. Brian Cattani | June 17, 2020 at 4:04 AM | Reply

    America ids dying. Everything else is just talk. If you haven’t go out yet it may be too late.

  12. Titans North | June 17, 2020 at 4:28 AM | Reply

    What rubbish! We have the best world media assets. We have been winning all the narratives even fabricating stories to discredit others.

    • Kathryn Shaw | June 17, 2020 at 5:16 AM | Reply

      @Titans North – Absolutely, Americans have been able to count on Trump for almost 5 solid years of fake news now. He has alienated more people than COVID-19 has infected.

  13. riffle queen | June 17, 2020 at 4:41 AM | Reply

    Our weak and demented Leader can’t even form a complete or proper sentence! He is SO SAD!

  14. Judging by the way Donald descended that West-Point ramp, the voyage down may take a while, but he will get America there.

    • bobothecreepyclown | June 17, 2020 at 5:03 AM | Reply

      I think the President needs an escalator to transport him to his underground lair. Get us there quicker.

  15. David Jimenez | June 17, 2020 at 4:50 AM | Reply

    Ever since Mr. Trump said that he is the law and order president, everyone forgot that he is a criminal.

  16. If you can give over $5T to the rich there’s no lack of resources… just too much greed.

  17. Leeanne Dowdell | June 17, 2020 at 5:24 AM | Reply

    Wasn’t VOA a propaganda organisation

  18. Uh, sorry, folks. You are *vastly underestimating how low you’ve fallen,* in exactly the same way you’ve been _ridiculously_ making wild claims about “greatness”. How’s about you wait for *_other_* people to praise you before strutting around the stage all day, naked to the world and in shame.

  19. Junior Harry | June 17, 2020 at 7:52 AM | Reply

    Hi Rachel Anne.👋🍺.

  20. Thomas Moeller | June 17, 2020 at 3:22 PM | Reply

    Love how the guy almost said “Rasinettes” and had to correct himself to Reagan.

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