Daily Archives: November 15, 2016

‘Draining The Swamp’ And The Trump Transition | On Point

November 15, 2016


the Washington swamp. We’ll look at what that meant on the campaign trail, and what President-elect Trump may actually do.

In this Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, file photo, President-elect Donald Trump, center, shakes hands with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus during an election night rally in New York. Trump on Sunday named Priebus as his White House chief of staff. (John Locher/


On the campaign trail, candidate Donald Trump promised to “drain the swamp” in Washington of a corrupt, money-driven establishment. Politicians could be bought and sold, he said. He said he had done just that himself. Wall Street and lobbyists, he said, ruled. He would run them out. Now, Donald Trump’s transition team is digging in. What are they lining up to drain? What are they bringing in? This hour On Point, the real transition, and Donald Trump’s promise to “drain the swamp.” — Tom Ashbrook


Major Garrett, chief White House correspondent for CBS News. Author of “The Enduring Revolution.” (@MajorCBS)

Fred Wertheimer, founder and president of Democracy21, a nonprofit political transparency advocacy organization. (@fredwertheimer)

John Pudner, conservative political consultant and executive director of Take Back Our Republic. (@jpudner)

Rosie Gray, political reporter for BuzzFeed News. (@RosieGray)

Over 200 cases of hateful harassment & intimidation since Election Day – rep ort

RT America

Published on Nov 15, 2016

A new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) shows that, since Election Day, there have been more than 200 documented incidences of hateful harassment and intimidation against Muslims, gay people, blacks and others. To discuss the uptick in hateful incidents since Donald Trump’s victory on Election Night, RT America’s Ed Schultz speaks with Mark Potok, senior fellow at the SPLC.

President-elect Trump promises to fill Gitmo with ‘bad dudes’

RT America

Published on Nov 15, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump vowed to fill the Guantanamo Bay detention camp with ‘bad dudes’ on the campaign trail. To discuss what Trump’s victory means for the future of Gitmo, RT America’s Simone Del Rosario speaks with human rights attorney Thomas Wilner, who says: “My worst fears have been realized,” and that Trump could reinstate transfers to the facility as well as practices like waterboarding.

Paul Bledsoe on Trump’s climate priorities

CCTV America

Published on Nov 15, 2016

To further discuss Trump’s stand on climate change and the Paris agreement, CCTV America’s Elaine Reyes spoke with Paul Bledsoe, president of Bledsoe & Associates, LLC.

At COP22, world leaders anticipate Trump presidency

CCTV America

Published on Nov 15, 2016

Though there are 66 days left in the Obama’s administration, the stated views and campaign promises of U.S. president-elect Trump are omnipresent at the UN’s climate change summit in Morocco. CCTV America’s Dan Williams reports.

Malaysia rethinks its trade strategy after the end of TPP

CCTV America

Published on Nov 15, 2016

News that U.S. President Barack Obama will no longer try to push the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement through congress following Donald Trump’s election victory comes as a blow to Malaysia. CCTV’s Rian Maelzer reports the story.

The Man Who Predicted Trump Now Predicts He Will Fail. (w/Guest: Eamonn Fingleton)


Published on Nov 14, 2016

Thom speaks with Eamonn Fingleton, commentator for Forbes, about why Trump will not be able to accomplish his goals on trade and other policies.