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Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig Reveal Trump Didn’t Know What Pearl Harbor Was



Journalists Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig discuss documenting the Trump administration in their book A Very Stable Genius and speaking with anonymous sources.

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cosgrove notts
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cosgrove notts

Republicans don't want to lose their meal tickets in the Trump impeachment. So bleeding obvious

BerekH
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BerekH

Trump is a mind blowing moron. He scares the Hell out of me. Ask him where "nipple" and "button" are.

Mark S
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Mark S

Another fake news story by the f***-up liberal media

William Peterson
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William Peterson

Shuns information – I got it! Reacts all the time emotionally! Never thinks about the consequences of his actions! Not knowing things!

A Warrior of Christ
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A Warrior of Christ

How can you not know about Pearl Harbor – the orange head idiot loves Hollywood so much – you mean he has not seen any movies about Pearl Harbor? Wow! What a dork…what is it that the Republican Party does not see in this idiot and to speak about our national security – don't they care?

A Warrior of Christ
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A Warrior of Christ

Every Republican supporting this Nim-com-poop will rue the day that they ever helped this maniacal menace to America! All of these so-called intelligent, sophisticated politicians haven't an ounce of balls, spine, or brain to stand up for what America is really all about! But in 2020, the repercussions are going to be so vast, deep and long coming – they will not get another idiot in the WH for the next 50 – 100 years, if America lasts that long with this idiot our existence is tentative!

Sven Frontin-Rollet
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Sven Frontin-Rollet

Leonning you should run for congress

micregil
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micregil

There are primitives that live in jungles that have more intelligence than Donald Trump.

Wired Weird
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Wired Weird

Both guests are highly respected Washington Post reporters. She has won 3 Pulitzer Prizes for investigative reporting (2014, 2015, 2018). They work for a paper owned by Jeff Bezos who is much richer that Trump, so it's to be expected that Mr. T is going to despise everything about them . . .

Zeus Masterson
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Zeus Masterson

Bloomberg told a story about Trump wanting to talk to him after he won in 2016. Bloomberg agreed and told Trump: you should find people who are smarter than you are to advise you. Trump replied that there weren’t any.

william louie
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william louie

Trump did not know what's Pearl Harbor, so is his supporters.

Susi Q
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Susi Q

Remove the fake president, toxicity trump.he is a traitor to AmericaTrump thinks he knows everything but the opposite is truHe is the most IGNORANT of those who are not educated let alone he is beyond ignorant of those who are educatedAnd he prefers not to learn thinking he already knows which makes him very dangerous! He is very guilty of trying to extort the pres, of Ukraine……and he shouid ge removed from Office because this not the only thing he is guilty of!Tax returns? Why has he not submitted hem yet.? Guilty of tax fraud no doubt otherwise he would… Read more »

Toni Shafaf
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Toni Shafaf

These sources who are so concerned about the president's stability, his impulsivity, his unwillingness to learn, his unwillingness to listen to anyone; they need to stop worrying about their careers and their bottom lines. They need to have the guts to come forward and speak out to ensure this president is removed from office sooner rather than later. I don't understand how the 25th amendment would not apply to Trump. If these sources cared more about America and our future and less about themselves, they would get together and act.

Bryan McCormick
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Bryan McCormick

trump voters shouldn't be made fun of for their intelligence… my dad voted for trump and has a degree in chemistry and has run a blue collar company for decades… but they do need to be held accountable as raising someone entirely unqualified to a position that would completely overwhelm even the most qualified and prepared of people and that honestly is a point of sympathy i have for this corrupt batshit president

D123 Mahesh
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D123 Mahesh

For the benefit of history???? You a******s, what about the safety of this country (and the frigging world) RIGHT NOW?????? Why the heck don’t you want to come out in the open and say the damn truth : “ THE EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES!!! HE IS STARK NAKED AND STARK MAD! “

Shame on those federal employees! Cowards.

doug thompson
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doug thompson

no…it is NOT ok that a president doesn't know things such as what is pearl harbor. NOT ok. Trump was alive in ww2. To quote him "This is such a disgrace"

Mauritius Dunfagel
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Mauritius Dunfagel

Trump is the very definition of an idiot.

Robby D
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Robby D

I bet she knows what a pearl necklace is!

Bob ap Bob
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Bob ap Bob

I'm floored by Trump's July 4 speech about the American Revolution. My jaw could not have fallen further.

Brad Abbott
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Brad Abbott

I WOULD SAY ALL HE NEEDS IS TO KEEP HIS MOUTH SHUT BUT THEN HE WOULD JUST DO SOMETHING STUPID INSTEAD OF SAYING STUPID CRAP. FOREST GUMPS MOM WAS RIGHT STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES

MaryAnn S
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MaryAnn S

Trump was told that he should make a statement about the devastating hurricane in Puerto Rico. He said okay, and then asked to make contact with the President of Puerto Rico. Steve Brannon had to tell him Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States. You can not make this up!

Wisconsin Farmer
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Wisconsin Farmer

But bush cost us the most with his wars, maybe even as much as Reagan cost us.

David Powell
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David Powell

I don't blame Trump – I blame the idiots that voted for him.

Snaggle Toothed
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Snaggle Toothed

"He's a billionaire, how can he be stupid?"
How many times have I read that pearl of wisdom?

R H
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R H

Trump is a genius compared to his supporters.

Total Control 871
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Total Control 871

mr. president could you please look straight into the camera and read this list of words: I….AM…SOFA….KING….WE….TODD…IT. Good job Sir. LMAO

spacecowboy7591
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spacecowboy7591

As he prepares to try and steal a 2nd term, Democrats must play hardball win in 2020 and Just like conviction for a felony costs a person the right to vote; any person who voted Trump 2016 should lose the right to vote as that shows they have ties to a Russian asset. Anyone campaigning for or still supporting Trump should be confined in those border camps Locked away like a brown skinned toddler until Russia or North Korea offers them sanctuary, The corruption , the 16000 plus lies, the emoluments violations ( robbing treasury for own gain) The deals… Read more »

Tracy Allen
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Tracy Allen

What a shame. Hearing that there’s a bunch of cowards that are willing to let this country go down like the Titanic. What did I serve in the US Navy for🤷🏽‍♀️😑

Yongsuk Mccarthy
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Yongsuk Mccarthy

Yes, you are making fun of him! Something you do not know he knows very well. You try to sell the book by stepping on him. You are not him he is not you.acting like innocent person. So sad1

Michele Foster
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Michele Foster

i didn't realize there were so many cowards in government.

R. McBride
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R. McBride

Most people over the age of 10 in this country know what happened at Pearl Harbor. How could you grow up and live 70+ years in this country and NOT know about it???? Trump is willfully ignorant. He's mentally and physically lazy and he has the intellectual curiosity of a fruit fly. Unbelievable…

Jorge Johnson
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Jorge Johnson

The professionals who have worked in and around the Trump White House are going to be psychologically scarred. I’m not joking.

leeanne
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leeanne

wonder if first lady was one of those sources??? inside circle…McDonalds drive thru cashier?

Therry KEASBERRY
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Therry KEASBERRY

all people are born dumb and learn while growing up, but trump being born dumb only learned to grow into a very corrupt ignorant imbecile ,and there is no cure for imbecilely !!

Jen Combs
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Jen Combs

Trump manipulates the media. Like an evil person, Trump ensnares people with angry, belittling, and demeaning statements.  He loves division and never feels he has to apologize for anything.  Hitler did the same thing.  He is consistent in what he does and to that extent he could be considered a"stable divider".

Ray Lo
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Ray Lo

Puh-LEEZE!
He went to a similar military school that I did in the same state at the same time, before Vietnam heated up.
That's about all we learned about in Military Science was WWII…!!!
I can't believe he didn't know about Pearl Harbor!!!
These people just want to sell books!!!

Margaret Church
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Margaret Church

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Kit Levey
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Kit Levey

I don't think we should blame the American people for voting trump in – because they didn't – he was gerrymandered and electoral colleged in.

Bob Nodzo
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Bob Nodzo

Donnie had the Russian hotel wrapped up and with his election his kids could start more business deals more than ever. Brand name first, our country a distant second

moreno franco
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moreno franco

Love Carol Leonnig's speechlessness at 1:29. SETH! Thanks for getting these two journalists on your show.

Punch
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Punch

Willing to speak for the benefit of history? We’re going to BE history if you don’t speak out publicly!

Lodella Cazabon
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Lodella Cazabon

dumb trump is too dangerous more innocent people will die because of his decisions the plane full of innocent canadians is all his fault

Barge Arse
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Barge Arse

I don’t know why they bothered. Voters aren’t going to learn anything because they shun facts just like Trump does.

The nation collectively thinks belief is an endpoint, and they think it needs constitutional protection.
Facts, and tertiary education are redundant.
It’s why America is routinely near the bottom of all 1st world countries in education, and why the globe states ‘ I hope America isn’t involved in global problem solving’.

But keep defunding education and expanding the military budget! I’m not sure what you think it will achieve but you can always believe

Nancy Desch
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Nancy Desch

Can you imagine the outrage and outcry from the far right if Obama didn't know about Pearl Harbor? They'd us this as proof that he really wasn't an American after all and they were right about that. There probably isn't a person on this planet who hasn't learned about or actually experienced what Pearl Harbor was to the United States and to W W 2.

Daniel Scott
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Daniel Scott

I doubt he could not answer when 9/11 or the war of 1812 where .

Karen Byrd
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Karen Byrd

Pompeo demanded that the NPR reporter find Ukraine on a map. Does anyone believe that Trump can find Ukraine on a map?

Dorothy Mack
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Dorothy Mack

I like these two reporters. They would do well with their own show, like a cooler version of Joe and Mika.

- segovia -
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- segovia -

According to trump, when Japan attacked the Alamo in 1820, Col. Andrew Jackson's victory over Mexican saved the USA.

J.T.Farrier.
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J.T.Farrier.

Got to read that book!!!

J T
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J T

Kind of like how we knew about jets being used as missiles BEFORE 9/11 yet did nothing.