What Trump Actually Stated on 60 Minutes Interview With Leslie Stahl

EDITORIAL

President Trump Continues His Assault on British Imperial Shibboleths

Oct. 15 (EIRNS)—President Trump, while holding massive rallies several times a week around the country to directly connect with the population in the weeks preceding the crucial midterm election Nov. 6, has also made himself available to the “fake news press” far more often than before, where he is directly attacking the imperial mental constructs imposed on the population by the former governments and their controlled media outlets. Sunday night, CBS’s “60 Minutes” ran an interview with the President by Lesley Stahl, whose disgusting and disrespectful performance was quite handily judoed by the increasingly comfortable President Trump.

Climate Change? The climate changes, Trump said, but, “I don’t know that it’s manmade…. Scientists also have a political agenda.” This totally refutes the genocidal IPCC report demanding de-carbonization and stopping meat consumption.

Defend the Western Alliance? “What’s an ally? We have wonderful relations with a lot of people, but nobody treats us much worse than the European Union.”

Will you pledge not to shut down the Mueller probe? “I don’t have to pledge to you…. I’m the President, and you’re not.”

Did Russia interfere in the election? “They meddled. But I think China meddled too. And I think other countries—” (quickly cut off by Stahl, going back to Russia).

Are you going to impose more tariffs on China? “They want to negotiate. I have a great chemistry also with President Xi of China. I don’t know that that’s necessarily going to continue.”

Since his speech to the UN on Sept. 25, President Trump has taken the gloves off in defense of the fundamental tenets of Western Civilization, defined at the Peace of Westphalia—the sovereignty of nations, based on the will of the people, and in concert with the interests of all other nations. This is blasphemy to the Lords of the Empire, both in the City of London and on Wall Street. Globalization—the modern euphemism for global imperial control—has failed, says Trump, bringing only economic subservience to international financial institutions, imperial wars, supranational courts imposing imperial rule, criminal drug cartels, and economic decay.

Trump is letting it be reported—without conformation as yet—that he plans to meet Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin soon after the election, hopefully then free of the Russiagate lies and the Democrats’ impeachment scam.

It is our responsibility to assure that he also returns to his earlier commitment to American System reform, with Glass-Steagall and Hamiltonian national banking, as presented powerfully in Will Wertz’s presentation to the Manhattan Project on Saturday, “Cutting the Gordian Knot with the Sword of Damocles.” Only this can unleash the scientific and technological potential of our nation and all other nations, in the spirit of the New Silk Road. Trump’s intention to rebuild American industry, to “make America great again,” and to “make their nations great again” (as he said of the Ibero-American nations in his UN speech), depends absolutely on the success of our effort to make LaRouche’s Four Laws intelligible to the American people, and bringing the U.S. into cooperation with the Belt and Road Initiative. Japan has fully embraced the BRI; Italy has broken from the EU and embraced the BRI; all of Africa embraced the BRI at the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation on Sept. 3-4; and Ibero-American nations are now turning to China and the BRI, and fighting for their right to participate. In no case does this mean turning away from the United States—in fact, President Trump’s defense of sovereignty at the UN was enthusiastically received by the nations of Asia, Africa and Ibero-America.

Nonetheless, the world knows that Trump is surrounded by powerful figures who are desperate to undermine his intentions. In his “60 Minutes” interview, he told Lesley Stahl: “I don’t trust everybody in the White House…. It’s a tough business. This is a vicious place. Washington, D.C. is a vicious, vicious place.”

To hold the trust of the American people, he must first defeat the coup-mongers and the impeachment party; then re-establish his personal relationships with Xi and Putin; then restore the American System; then invoke a new Bretton Woods conference with the world’s great powers to create a new world credit system, to end the British Empire once and for all—peace through development.

U.S. POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC

Trump Rips Into the Institutions of the Empire in ‘60 Minutes’ Interview

Oct. 15 (EIRNS)—President Donald Trump, as part of his organizing blitz before the midterm election, has been expanding his access for the “fake news press,” while also holding multiple mass rallies around the country. On Sunday night, CBS ran a 20-minute segment of its interview with Trump by Lesley Stahl on their “60 Minutes” broadcast. Despite Stahl’s constantly baiting him with questions straight from the MI6 style book, and constantly cutting him off, Trump showed himself to be increasingly comfortable in his office, and ripped into the imperial axioms which obedient Americans are expected to accept. Some examples:

Lesley Stahl: Do you still think that climate change is a hoax?

President Donald Trump: Something’s changing and it’ll change back again. I don’t think it’s a hoax, I think there’s probably a difference. But I don’t know that it’s manmade. I will say this. I don’t want to give trillions and trillions of dollars. I don’t want to lose millions and millions of jobs. I don’t want to be put at a disadvantage.

Stahl: I wish you could go to Greenland, watch these huge chunks of ice just falling into the ocean, raising the sea levels.

President Trump: And you don’t know whether or not that would have happened with or without man. You don’t know.

Stahl: Well, your scientists, your scientists—

President Trump: We have scientists that disagree with that…. You’d have to show me the scientists, because they have a very big political agenda, Lesley. Look, scientists also have a political agenda.

Stahl: You have also slapped some tariffs on our allies.

President Trump: I mean, what’s an ally? We have wonderful relationships with a lot of people. But nobody treats us much worse than the European Union. The European Union was formed in order to take advantage of us on trade, and that’s what they’ve done.

Stahl: But this is hostile.

President Trump: You know what’s hostile? The way they treat us. We’re not hostile. We’ve been the stupid country for so many years.

Stahl: Are you willing to get rid of that Western alliance…, are you willing to disrupt the Western alliance? It’s been going for 70 years. It’s kept the peace for 70 years.

President Trump: You don’t know that. You don’t know that.

Stahl: Is it true General Mattis said to you, “The reason for NATO and the reason for all these alliances is to prevent World War III?

President Trump: No, it’s not true. Frankly, I like General Mattis. I think I know more about it than he does. And I know more about it from the standpoint of fairness, that I can tell you…. I think he’s sort of a Democrat, if you want to know the truth.

Stahl: The First Lady, Melania. She said that there are still people in the White House that she doesn’t trust and that you shouldn’t trust.

President Trump: I feel the same way. I don’t trust everybody in the White House…. I’m not a baby. It’s a tough business. This is a vicious place. Washington, D.C. is a vicious, vicious place. The attacks, the— the bad mouthing, the speaking behind your back. But, you know, in my way, I feel very comfortable here….

Stahl: Will you pledge that you will not shut down the Mueller investigation?

President Trump: Well, I don’t pledge anything. But I will tell you, I have no intention of doing that. I think it’s a very unfair investigation, because there was no collusion of any kind…. I don’t want to pledge. Why should I pledge to you?

Kremlin Spokesman Confirms, U.S. President Did Not Accuse President Putin of Murder

Oct. 15 (EIRNS)—In President Donald Trump’s “60 Minutes” interview with Lesley Stahl, she asked why Trump never attacks Putin, to which Trump responded: “I think I’m very tough with him personally. I had a meeting with him. The two of us. It was a very tough meeting and it was a very good meeting.”

Stahl then asked, “Do you agree that Vladimir Putin is involved in assassinations? In poisonings?” As Trump often does, he pushed the question aside, answering: “Probably he is, yeah. Probably…. But I rely on them.”

This was quickly turned into headlines in the fake news press that Trump had accused Putin of ordering the poisoning of Sergei Skripal.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov didn’t take the bait, telling the press, as reported in TASS: “U.S. President did not come up with any direct accusations. Moreover, there can be no substantiated accusations against the Russian President.”

Peskov also agreed with Trump that the Putin-Trump meeting had tackled “tough” issues: “All questions were put in a very straightforward manner,” he said. “In this respect the meeting was really tough, because both presidents openly mentioned the irritants that exist in bilateral relations. The problems were candidly called by their real names. In that sense the meeting was tough.”

However, he said: “As for the manner of the conversation—if he went beyond diplomatic politeness—well, he did not. Everything was within the established bounds.”

Robert Mueller Not a Factor in Midterms: Voters Are More Concerned with Real Issues

Oct. 15 (EIRNS)—In the Nov. 6 midterm elections, American voters have no interest in what Special Counsel Robert Mueller is doing, nor do candidates—not even Democrats—want to bring him up, Politicoreports today.

“Debates have all but ignored the story, focusing instead on kitchen-table topics, like the economy, healthcare and taxes,” Politicoexplains. Even some vulnerable Democrats are emphasizing how often “they’ve reached across the aisle.”

Voters have more pressing concerns. Wisconsin Democrat Tammy Baldwin reports that “in our state, we’re losing 70 to 80 dairy farms a month. I can tell you that in rural Wisconsin that’s what people are asking me about … it’s just immediate to them.”

Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz told Politico, “Washington reporters live in a different world than the American people. That’s been true for two years, where the media is obsessed with the latest and constant slams on the President. People in Texas are interested in jobs.”

Political operatives from both parties say Democrats and Republicans don’t want to discuss the Mueller investigation “in no small part because it isn’t breaking through with everyday Americans already deluged by the onslaught of Trump stories.”

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