Bret Baier Interviews Secretary of State Rex Tillerson…

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is a key and central figure in the successful execution of the MAGA Trump Doctrine. Secretary T-Rex appears on Fox News to review the content of President Trump’s speech to the U.N. General Assembly.

[TRANSCRIPT] QUESTION: Live at the White House for a special report tonight. The focus of the Trump administration this week: international relations. The President addressing the United Nations General Assembly, as we’ve been talking about this morning, making a case for his “America first” policy and against what he called the evil regimes of North Korea and Iran, also mentioning Venezuela.

Let’s talk now with the country’s top diplomat. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson joins us from New York. Mr. Secretary, thanks for being here.

SECRETARY TILLERSON: My pleasure, Bret.

QUESTION: I want to start with what you just wrapped up with, your meeting with the Russians. How is that going, that relationship? And what’s the fallout from your meeting?

SECRETARY TILLERSON: Well, Bret, I think we’ve established many points of contacts with the Russians at various levels. Obviously, we’ve been dealing with a few differences over our embassies and I think we’ve got that stabilized now. But I think importantly we know what the really big issues are. We continue to find areas of mutual interest, cooperation in Syria. We’re both focused on defeating ISIS in Syria, stabilizing the country so the civil war does not re-erupt, and moving to the Geneva for – Geneva talks pursuant to UN Security Council Resolution 2254.

So we have many common objectives; sometimes we have different tactics of how to achieve those, and certainly we have different interests. But a lot of very serious work underway in Syria to see if we can’t find a solution to that. And then we discussed the situation in Ukraine, where we have an engagement underway to see if we can’t move that process forward. It’s been stuck, as you know, now for several years. We’re still committed to the delivery of the Minsk accord objectives, and we have active dialogue there. Then we have an active strategic issues dialogue, and we’ve begun starting some early talks around the New START Treaty and INF as well. So very, very fulsome discussions.

QUESTION: Well, I wanted to ask you about the speech, the President’s speech to the General Assembly today. A lot of reaction, pretty much along party lines – some saying that it was bold, direct, needed to be said to the world; the criticism from top Democrats like Dianne Feinstein: President Trump’s “bombastic threat to destroy North Korea and his refusal to present any positive pathways” toward any – “on the many global challenges we face are severe disappointments. He aims to unify the world through tactics of intimidation, but in reality he only further isolates the United States.”

Your reaction to that?

SECRETARY TILLERSON: Well, I thought the President’s speech was extraordinary. I think if you go back to the speech itself, he opened in the early part of the speech with making the case for the responsibility of sovereign nations, the accountability of sovereign nations, that it is through sovereignty and responsibility to their people, and keeping their people first, and that’s very much in line with his theme of “America first” is that he’s really saying America’s people come first. But he was making the case to other countries around the world to the extent they can adopt that same approach to governing, that that leads to peace and stability, and that’s in fact what many of our allies and friends do adopt. And I think he was really making a compelling case for that being the approach for successful governance.

And he closed the speech with a very strong challenge and call to everyone to join together, that he sees great potential in the United Nations, that does not feel it has ever lived up to its potential, and that this is where many of the world’s most challenging and vexing problems can be solved working collectively.

In the middle of that speech, though, I think he was very directly describing the threats to democracies, the threats to governments the world over, from North Korea’s threatening behavior to Iran’s destabilizing activity, to the decaying democracy in Venezuela that we’re all witnessing, and just the sad, sad human tragedy that’s unfolding before our eyes in what was once the most – one of the most thriving democracies in our own hemisphere.

So I think the President did a very good job, as I said, of laying out the themes at the beginning, coming back to them at the end, and in the middle really hitting head-on with what the real challenges are, not shying away from those in any way.

QUESTION: Despite the words that have been said, since the first – the provocations since the first UN sanctions against North Korea – you have three short-range missiles, one intermediate-range missile launched, another intermediate-range missile launch September 14th, and then you had a nuclear test. So clearly whatever is happening, it’s not getting through to Kim Jong-un.

SECRETARY TILLERSON: Well, it is very disturbing, Bret. It’s very concerning not just to us, but I know to the entire world, that we are watching Kim Jong-un advance his technologies, advance his capabilities. I do think that the President’s done a very good job of uniting the international community in its voice to Kim Jong-un that we do not believe this is in – certainly not in the global interest, but it’s really not in his interest either, longer term. The path he’s on is just to a path of further isolationism.

We have the strictest sanctions ever put in place. We do believe there are early signs of those having an effect. Ultimately, though, we’re going to need the assistance of the neighbors in the region. We have strong support in our trilateral security arrangements with Japan and South Korea, but we also are in very, very constant dialogue with China and with Russia, because they have a very important role they can play here to also carry the message of the international community that this program really has to be halted, and we have to have an opportunity to talk about the future of North Korea and a denuclearized Korean Peninsula.

QUESTION: Secretary Tillerson, there was a tease in the speech about Iran and a possibility that this Iran deal might not be renewed, or somehow might be changed. October 15th is your deadline. Can you shed some light on that?

SECRETARY TILLERSON: Well, I think we all are well familiar with the flaws of the Iranian nuclear deal, Bret, and the most glaring flaw is the sunset provision that – we all know that this is merely a kick-the-can-down-the-road agreement. And we just spoke about North Korea, and unfortunately, this is what governments in the past did with North Korea. They just simply – they entered into agreements that were short-lived or were easily cheated on, and I think that’s the President’s assessment of the Iranian nuclear agreement, is that it’s not a stiff enough agreement. It doesn’t slow their program enough and holding them accountable is difficult under the agreement. But most importantly, the agreement comes to an end, and so we can almost start the countdown clock as to when they will resume their nuclear weapons capability.

The President really wants to redo that deal. He said renegotiate it. We do need the support, I think, of our allies – the European allies and others – to make the case as well to Iran that this deal really has to be revisited.

QUESTION: But you know that the messages from those countries are that they are not interested in renegotiating, and the message from Iran is that if there’s any effort to renegotiate or change it, they’re going to tear it up and there’s no deal.

SECRETARY TILLERSON: Well, if the Iranians tear it up and walk away, then under the terms of the agreement, all of the sanctions, both American and European, snap back into place. So we’ll see what they choose to do. But I think the other thing that the President was highlighting today, and we’ve talked about it as well in the past, is that the Iranian threat to the region is much broader than defined simply by the nuclear talks. Our relationship with Iran from a security standpoint and a threat standpoint is much broader than that, as is the entire region. And we’ve really got to begin to deal with Iran’s destabilizing activities in Yemen, in Syria.

The President highlighted that today, that under the agreement – the spirit of the agreement, if you want to use that word – but even the words of the preamble of the agreement, there was clearly an expectation, I think on the part of all the parties to that agreement, that by signing this nuclear agreement Iran would begin to move to a place where it wanted to integrate – reintegrate itself with its neighbors. And that clearly did not happen. In fact, Iran has stepped up its destabilizing activities in the region, and we have to deal with that, and so whether we deal with it through a renegotiation on nuclear or we deal with it in other ways.

QUESTION: Two quick things. Just to make sure I’m clear – you said it there at the end – is the goal tonight, is it a renegotiation of the Iran deal?

SECRETARY TILLERSON: Well, if we – if we’re going to stick with the Iran deal, there has to be changes made to it. The sunset provision simply is not a sensible way forward. It’s just simply kicking that – as I said, kicking the can down the road again for someone in the future to have to deal with. The President takes responsibility seriously, he takes his responsibilities seriously, and that’s why he’s giving very, very careful consideration as to what’s the best way to address that issue.

QUESTION: Mr. Secretary, we appreciate your time tonight on a busy day up there in New York. You’re welcome back anytime.

SECRETARY TILLERSON: Thank you, Bret.

[Transcript Link]

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87 Responses to Bret Baier Interviews Secretary of State Rex Tillerson…

  1. sundance says:

    Did you ever notice how many “conservatives” dislike Secretary Rex Tillerson?

    Their dislike of him just doesn’t make sense to me at all.

    Liked by 50 people

    • Scott says:

      Yep. Listening to too much Breitbart and not enough actual events.

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    • Timmy-the-Ute says:

      Sec. Tillerson does have a habit of saying things that contradict the President’s policy, like on the Paris Climate accords. Hard line conservative nationalist have no desire to re enter those accords. There is fear that Tillerson is undermining Pres. Trump. I hope it is a good cop/bad cop approach. I think Tillerson is a good guy but I fear he is hanging around those Obama left overs to much at State.

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      • andrewalinxs says:

        Their Problem with Trex is he did not go to the right schools, did not hang out in the right Groups, and did not have the right Job.

        When it comes to who serves in cabinet government especially a department like the Department of State it is very clickish and the “conservatives” have their click and the librels have theirs and Trex is part of nether.

        Hint go look at past appointee postilions to the State department and take a look at what Universities they graduated from I suspect you will find The University of Texas is not on the list. Just to offer one example of the click nature of the D.C insiders.

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      • lokiscout says:

        Maybe age is starting to catch up on me but I could swear I heard President Trump say the exact same thing as Tillerson. If a better deal could be reached that would benefit the US Worker he would rethink leaving. Maybe it’s the old telephone game but that’s what I heard.

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        • Ditch Mitch says:

          I heard the same thing loki. TRex and PDJT are pretty much in lock step. MSM and the “conservatives” problem is PDJT speaks more assertively. MSM wants to discredit TRex so they take this as being soft and off PDJT’s message. Rich Lowery “never Trumper and no conservative” commented that TRex maybe should not be in that position.

          To Timmy’s point maybe they are playing a good cop bad cop. On the Five tonight Kennedy brought up the good cop bad cop strategy and said TRex was not good at it and Nikki should try it. I don’t buy it!

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        • dilonsfo says:

          That’s exactly what the President said on several occasions. Some people reconstruct their memories to find something to complain about and that sets others to swear they heard something the President never said. Someone came up with the label “fake news” for that stuff.

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      • tdaly14 says:

        He’s always believed in that Climate Change Junk Science. Trump knows this and understands people have different opinions. Doesn’t mean they will happen.

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      • USMCLt says:

        I am reflexively distrustful of anyone using the word “democracy” in a positive sense. The word and the concept have long been tools used by Progressives to disguise their true intentions. There is nothing good nor wholesome in the concept of pure democracy, and a man like Tillerson should know that. If he does know that and continues to use the word, then he is likely a Progressive and a man not to be trusted.

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        • I agree completely about anyone’s use of the word “democracy”. In the last 5 years of sharing what I have learned about the Constitution, I have come to understand how deep our misunderstanding of the use of words has become.

          Based on that experience, I do not automatically associate any bad attributes to TRex on that account. Most of our folks are simply ignorant. Blame should be put on the educational system and those that have promoted its demise here in our country. 98% of our voters are truly simply ignorant, not maliciously so. The same cannot be said about our Congress members. The overwhelming majority of them know what’s going on but have a vested interest in keeping the people ignorant.

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        • jdondet says:

          I share your distrust when officials bandy that word democracy about. I remember when Stalin and Mao described their dictatorships as Democratic. I guess that democracy is in the eye of the beholder.

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      • It appears that Tillerson has a different diplomatic agenda that the President. They must speak with one voice, and that voice must be supportive of POTUS. I may be wrong, but Tillerson has not done enough yet to clean house at State. He still comes across as a corporate globalist.

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    • NoOneButTrump says:

      I see their dislike in simple terms. He has Pres Trump’s ear and confidence, and they don’t.

      As for this conservative, I sleep a lot better at night knowing he’s there and not Hillary or any Hillary appointee.

      Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

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      • RG says:

        Can you imagine Hillary Clinton addressing the UN today? The UN has grown more and more hostile to the USA for many years. I attended a presentation a few years back and a lawyer who was present at a UN meeting where “taking down the USA” was a hot topic opened my eyes. The UN is not doing the work it was created to do and has become a problem for the USA. I think Trump was on point today and the message was clear.

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        • Ditch Mitch says:

          By the end of his eighth year PDJT will have the UNGA chanting “USA USA”.

          HRC wouldn’t make it to the podium she would have been on the big screen propped up by the stack of 33,000 missing emails.

          I do believe PDJT’s speach did get the UNGA’s attention.

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      • glk26 says:

        The one thing Trump is doing that the previous administrations have all failed to do to keep us safe, is looking 10-15 years ahead, instead of kicking the can down the road, and use Americas power and leadership now to take preventive measures now so future presidents and our country and allies don’t have to face a crisis as we are now with North Korea,( and their partner in crime China) and will face with Iran in a few years. Make no mistake WWIII is coming someday. It is better to start positioning now than when it is too late.

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    • mariner says:

      That’s what you say, but your use of quotation marks suggest you understand pretty well who doesn’t like Tillerson.

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    • LBB says:

      I don’t know where T Rex stands on all issues personally, but I think sometimes people don’t separate Rex the man from Exxon the global giant. Does Exxon’s support of all the liberal issues mean Rex must too? A patriot would put that aside , no?
      Also, some feel Rex was influential in allowing gays into the Boy Scouts. I don’t know all the facts of his role.

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      • dilonsfo says:

        It doesn’t matter where TRex personally stands as long as he places that behind him and promotes President Trump’s agenda. I am sure that TRex didn’t agree with all the decisions the Exxon stock holders wanted nor the boards decisions. His job was to build that company along the companies agenda. Right now, Nicky Haley is also promoting President Trump’s agenda regardless of what her personal beliefs are. Soldiers don’t necessarily like to kill but when they are put on the front lines…they have to regardless of their personal beliefs. At least, that’s my opinion.

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    • osugagal says:

      I think the issue here is the President Trump has extremely qualified, accomplished leaders in his cabinet. T-Rex is used to thinking for himself, making judgments, and taking actions. Because he is not simply parroting back some published list of talking points of the day, there will be differences in wording, emphasis etc particularly when answering questions or making remarks. However, I have not seen any actions he has taken that in any way undermine the President’s agenda. Trump knows how to set a broad agenda, with clearly stated values and expectations, and then lets his people achieve those goals in their way. I think it is a great model and it works because of the high caliber of people he has on his team.

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    • carrierh says:

      Well, SD, I am an independent having left the so-called conservative approach causing us to vote wrongly, so I also left the original Tea Party (and never participated in the several other Tea Parties). Republicans are RINOS and establishment creeps and no way are conservatives, and the so-called conservatives are denigrating Trump which we worked so hard together to get him in WH. Are they accepting fake news or think Trump is not a conservative considering what all Trump’s successes have been in just a few months. Where are they in supporting MAGA with this thinking and action?

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    • TheWanderingStar says:

      I don’t care what the reactionaries say or about their hand wringing over T-Rex. He is in lock step with the PDJT and he delivers the administration’s message in the US and abroad clearly, concisely and consistently. You can not find a more solid executive than Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

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    • Alison says:

      They’d have been much happier with SOC Romney who could speak politiceze & would keep the wine, dinners & under-the-table State funds flowing to the “conservatives”.

      Tillerson won’t play their games.

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    • wheatietoo says:

      I think different ones dislike T-Rex for different reasons.

      He cannot be bought.
      So the ones who have sold their souls, hate him because he is incorruptible.
      They spew other ‘reasons’ to cover for their real reason.

      Some of them just hate the ‘idea’ of having a business leader in that position.
      So they make up little petty purist reasons for not liking him.

      I couldn’t care less about what all those butthurt snobby “conservatives” think.
      We need guys like Tillerson who are results-oriented.
      Not purists who use their purity as an excuse for failure.

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    • Running Fast says:

      They aren’t “conservatives” they are idealogues… big difference. We are surrounded by “me thinkers” who only look out for their interests.

      President Trump is living his legacy and he recognizes that his smart actions will forever cement the name Trump in World History. We are blessed to witness and support it.

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    • lokiscout says:

      I thought it was just me. Sounds like I’m in good company. Of course I have to remember 18 months ago Ted Cruz was the only “Constitutional Conservative” running. Got so tired of those two words being tossed around by the “Conservative” purists. Think we may be seeing some of that purity still showing through. Same with the immigration litmus test set.

      Liked by 3 people

      • chbailey says:

        I remember when President Trump used “common sense conservative”, a distinction that needed to be made since the Republican Party morphed into the UniParty and was all over the place. It seems to me that ‘conservative’ is now merely an aside for Deplorables since our party identity is solidly referred to as ‘America First’ and ‘MEGA’.

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    • A2 says:

      No it does not. It is the ‘Bannon-ite’ Right seemed to be allied with the Putinistas or Russian interests. Very weird that.

      Sec Tillerson is focused, accomplished, and dedicated to making America Great Again.

      He is a safe pair of hands.

      Liked by 2 people

    • 4430lacey says:

      There are just over 300 Republicans in Congress, less than 50 of them qualify to be called conservative. Do you see the problem?

      Liked by 2 people

    • Mongoose says:

      Yeah, you’re right. But calling them or even intimating that they are “conservative” is wrong. They are ignorant, stupid, idiots who can only think one way. They don’t see or understand the world as it is but live in a pretend world and wish to keep it that way. They are special, in their own minds anyway.

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    • Publius2016 says:

      True insanity! The man ran the largest company on the planet, knows all the players, and is working for free??? RINOs and Nevertrumpers need to get with MAGA.

      Liked by 3 people

      • chbailey says:

        A wealthy President, and businessmen, and businesswomen serving America, who drive their money and do not let money drive them. Good examples to follow.

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    • Founding Fathers Fan says:

      If 200 conservatives were in a room together, there’d be 200 definitions of what a ‘true’ conservative is.

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    • Sam says:

      Those conservatives seem to be NeverTrumpers and other assorted folks who call themselves conservatives but listen to and believe the MSM. And T Rex was an oil company man, a CEO of one of the biggest oil companies in the world. And “OMG, he’s a Texan!” is sometimes said of him.

      T Rex does get results, even if the media lies about it or distorts it which they do. That’s what I care about: results and staying on POTUS’s message. Both men, Trump and Tillerson, understand negotiation and how you give a little to get most of what you want. Hardline conservatives don’t always understand that.

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    • The Boss says:

      T Rex is quietly dismantling much of the DoS Deep State apparatus. The same apparatus which benefits UniParty members of all [misleading] labels. For example, his desire to do away with the envoy to the Paris Climate Change Accord has not gone over well, as it signals what none want signaled. We are OUT of that useless deal. Period!

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    • jefcool64 says:

      It’s Breitbart, they are the new Fox News for the conservatives

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    • Patriot Lady says:

      The answer, Sundance, is quite simple. Clearly, they are not “conservatives”. They can call themselves “conservatives”, or whatever they choose, but that doesn’t make them so.
      I can call myself ‘Bo Derek’, but that doesn’t make me a ’10’.

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  2. dufrst says:

    Interesting interview with Erdogan

    Would be interested in Sundance’s take.

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    • A2 says:

      Erdogan is kissing up to China. Bad juju.

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      • Mongoose says:

        Heh, looks who is right behind him? No, don’t trust this turdkey as far as you can throw him. He is a lying, duplicitous moose limb who is in cahoots with the Brotherhood and Iran to reestablish the Califate and he wants it to be located in the new Ottoman empire. I guess we will have to see what the Iranians have to say about that.

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      • TheWanderingStar says:

        Turkey is part of China’s One Belt One Road initiative, specifically their rail line which would enhance China’s trade with Turkey and provide an outlet to the Mediterranean region. I believe the first leg has been completed which reaches from China to Iran. Next step is to complete the Iran to Turkey line.

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  3. dufrst says:

    T-Rex is well respected

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    • osugagal says:

      Why is it that the Foreign Minister of Russia can recognize that Trump and his administration are “serious people.. responsible people” and that the current problems with Russia were caused by Obama, and yet not one person in the democrat party or the press (but I repeat myself) can recognize it.

      Liked by 22 people

      • Wend says:

        Lavrov is a smart cookie.

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      • wheatietoo says:

        Top Democrats have done things that the Russians know about.
        Dirty secrets…that they don’t want exposed.

        So top Democrats are terrified that Pres Trump will learn of these secrets from Putin.

        This is why they came up with the whole ‘Russia Russia Russia’ witch hunt hysteria.
        It’s all lies.

        The Dems and their media operatives have done this to poison the well…so that anything that is revealed about them, can be dismissed as “false” and “in retaliation” for all their hysteria.

        They’ve also done it to try to delegitimize our President.
        So it’s a two-fer.
        It’s diabolical.

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        • RG says:

          I am so sick of the Fox babes who try to act conservative and yet, find fault with Trump on every corner…They are sitting on a fence just waiting to jump to the liberal side if it helps their little careers in journalism. Otherwise, they act like a loyal Trump supporter just in case it helps their career alos. They are sad to watch and hard to listen to….you know who I am talking about and they all have that Foxxy look…Need I say more.

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          • Ditch Mitch says:

            RG, just remind them of Me again Smelly. One year at prime time thought she was Barbara Walters reincarnate and then she dropped like a rock. Never a conservative, and came out of the closet when she got her own show.

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      • Sam says:

        osugagal, They know it. AT least the smart ones do. Pelosi and Mad Maxine among others may not get it, I agree. Some of the media get it and it makes them determined to undermine POTUS and his team however possible. They are ptogressive OneWorlders after all. Ditto for RINOs.

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  4. andyocoregon says:

    Better start digging your fallout shelters now that Rob Reiner and Morgan Freeman have declared we are at War with Russia.

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/rob-reiner-and-morgan-freeman-declare-war-on-russia

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    • wheatietoo says:

      Leftist war mongers are the worst.

      Liked by 3 people

    • RG says:

      Hey, Morgan Freeman can’t even run a successful restaurant in the blackest part of Mississippi – it is out of business. Don’t travel to Clarksdale to eat or enjoy the music. He has packed up.
      It is interesting how people who star in movies can do little else.

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    • SpanglishKC says:

      FROM THE ARTICLE IN YOUR LINK… MORE EVIDENCE YOU CAN NEVER EVER TRUST UNIPARTY, NEVERTRUMPERS, REPUBLICANS ETC…

      “Joining Reiner on the committee’s advisory board are a bipartisan group of #NeverTrumpers that includes conservative radio host Charlie Sykes and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. George W. Bush’s speechwriter David Frum helped Reiner announce the project on CNN Tuesday morning”

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  5. USA loves Melania says:

    Has there ever been a Secretary of State like this? No more plastic “reset” buttons…

    Liked by 9 people

  6. USA loves Melania says:

    As I look out my window tonight, it makes me happy to know that, somewhere out there in the darkness, there’s a little guy named Barry whimpering, “muh legacy…..muh legacy….”

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  7. fleporeblog says:

    It is absolutely amazing that just the other day we broke ground with the Israelis on the first military base for the USA 🇺🇸 to be permanently located in Israel 🇮🇱. Yet you don’t hear a word spoken about it. There is no other President that would have been able to get this done. All the work our President has done with the GCC countries has allowed this historic event to occur. The relationship between Israel 🇮🇱, Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦, Egypt 🇪🇬 and Jordan 🇯🇴 is far better today than at any point in history. That could not have occurred if it wasn’t for our great Lion 🦁!

    What binds all those nations together is Iran 🇮🇷! At some point in the very near future, North Korea 🇰🇵 will be moved into the win column. It will no longer be a threat or a priority for our President. At that point in time, his entire focus will be on Iran 🇮🇷. Not just because of the real threat of them achieving their goal of developing a nuclear weapon but because of the fact that the POS that called himself the President took their country off the brink of economic destruction. Which would have lead to an uprising and over throw of the government.

    That $150 Billion dollars 💵 was used to save the Iranian regime so that they could continue to fund terrorism and keep Israel 🇮🇱 living in fear of the day they had the means to wipe them off of the face of the earth 🌏.

    Thankfully with everything our President has accomplished in the ME in a little over eight months, that day will never happen!

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-first-us-establishes-permanent-military-base-in-israel/

    From the article linked above:

    For the first time in history, the United States on Monday established an official, permanent military base in Israel: an air defense base in the heart of the Negev desert.

    Dozens of US Air Force soldiers will call home the new base, located inside the Israeli Air Force’s Mashabim Air Base, west of the towns of Dimona and Yerucham.

    Brig. Gen. Tzvika Haimovitch, head of the IAF’s Aerial Defense Command, announced the establishment of the installation on Monday evening.

    “It’s nothing short of historic,” he said. It demonstrates the “years-old alliance between the United States and the State of Israel.”

    However, he said, the permanent presence of a US base on Israeli soil sends a “message to the region and our surroundings that our partnership with our friend the United States is important.”

    The “base within a base” will be run by the US military’s European Command (EUCOM). It includes barracks, offices and support services.

    “We established an American base in the State of Israel, in the Israel Defense Forces, for the first time, with an American flag,” he said.

    “It’s a few days before Rosh Hashanah” — the Jewish new year — “and we are undergoing a renewal and growing in our abilities that are important and necessary for the State of Israel.”

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    • Kathleen Rady says:

      NO ONE is talking about this! It’s a really big deal and the timing of the announcement, one day before our POTUS gives his first UN speech, you’d think it would be big news. But all they are talking about is that Trump called the little NK dictator Rocket man.

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    • Ditch Mitch says:

      Fle that is huge news, I hadn’t heard till now. Thanks. On GCC side, el-Sisi President of Egypt is leading the way. Egypt was HRC and Bozos prize foreign policy accomplishment. They expected the Muslim Brotherhood to take over and perpetuate globalism. el-Sisi has already retaliated against terrorists in eastern Libya and Yemen. I didn’t get to see el-Sisi speak at the UN today; however, el-Sisi was on Hannnity tonight to discuss Egyptian policies. el-Sisi called for a religious revolution in Islam to eliminate radical Islamists.

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  8. duchess01 says:

    Secretary Tillerson continues to be one of my favorites – no matter what Baier tried to do to undermine him or the President – the savvy Secretary had a comprehensive answer –

    Anytime one of our guys agrees to these LSM journalist interviews – they frequently try to discredit or derail whoever is in the interviewee seat – in addition – they use that individual’s relationship with President Trump – to demean him and/or his policies – it’s childish!

    Secretary Tillerson explains what is happening, what we are doing about it, and what the pros and cons of the situation are – quite accurately, clearly, and succinctly – in terms to which the average man/woman can relate – if a person did not quite understand what is going on in Syria – what our position was – and/or what we hope to accomplish – Secretary Tillerson explains it in simple terms.

    Right off the bat, I wanted to smack Baier upside the head – when he asked “And what’s the fallout from your meeting?” (speaking about the Russian discourse) – my question to him is – What makes you think there was any fallout? Talk about snarky – go to your room Brat – and take a time out!

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    • ALEX says:

      Brett Baier like the majority of FOX and the rest of tabloid news, is uniquely unqualified to interview anyone. I haven’t watched his show in two years, but do watch these only because I want to see Tillerson..It’s pathetic…

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    • Paco Loco says:

      …and change your diaper while your in your room.

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    • TeaForAll says:

      Love Tillerson, He is a Southern gentleman, soft spoken,articulate ,and in no means to mess with. Bret on the other hand is a snub s o b remember the 3 musketeers Megan, Bret, Chrissie.. Bret is nothing more then a Washington Elite

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      • duchess01 says:

        Yes, Tea – Smooth Operator – guess I have a soft spot for Southern Gentlemen –

        As for the (3) Musketeers – no, cannot say I remember them – I know who Megan is – but, don’t know who Chrissie is – Bret is just a Baby-Faced Brat Kid – who thinks he is smart – but, cannot hold a candle to Tillerson –

        As with all of the kiddies in the p-pool – Secretary Tillerson can run circles around them intellectually – they probably don’t understand a word he is saying – let alone the strategy behind it – the Trump Team (as well as President Trump) are miles ahead of them – and they are hard-pressed to keep up – Tillerson is the adult in the room – Bret is a Brat!

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  9. ALEX says:

    Secretary Tillerson is well versed in the plan and he brings decades of high stakes real world deal making ability to the table every meeting. Just like every one of the Presidents cabinet picks these are not affirmative action or career apple polishers…

    One thing I have always liked about this site is the fact Sundance calls out “conservatives” and all the rest of these phonies who have been exposed like no other time in my life and let’s not forget the GOPe frauds..

    Funny how the “Globalist” McMaster definetly read,had input and approved of this speech, but not a peep yet on his pro-Muslim anti-Israel views..Bibi loved this speech. Just another outright smear by the other Fake “conservatives” on McMaster the entire time, but they will be back for the clicks..

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  10. jeans2nd says:

    All the Fake News fabulists disparage what SOS T-Rex is doing to the State Dept, which is downsizing the Dept of State.
    Sunday Dana Bash believed SOS Tillerson would not be around long – recall Bash’s Nikki Haley interview?
    Ah CN&N, how we feel for ya.

    “As UN meets, some ask, ‘Where’s Rex?’
    “”The perennial question will have to be asked again — where’s Rex?” said Aaron David Miller, a vice president at the Wilson Center…(who is) struck by “the strangeness of what’s occurring.”
    http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/17/politics/un-tillerson-trump-haley/index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_allpolitics+%28RSS%3A+CNN+-+Politics%29

    SOS Tillerson apparently has decided to stick around for a teensy bit longer.

    On President Trump’s Address to the UN General Assembly
    Rex W. Tillerson
    Secretary of State
    September 19, 2017

    Today, President Donald J. Trump presented to assembled world leaders his vision of security, prosperity and peace led by sovereign nations. That vision requires a recommitment to the founding principles of the United Nations — to promote peace in troubled times. The President has clearly illuminated the challenges facing the community of nations, including those posed by DPRK, Iran, and Venezuela. As stated by the President, the world needs a renewed and reformed United Nations to tackle these great challenges.
    https://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2017/09/274272.htm

    Coincidentally, yesterday SOS Tillerson met with a couple more somewhat influential people.

    Secretary of State Tillerson’s Participation in the Second U.S.-India-Japan Ministerial-level Trilateral Dialogue
    September 18, 2017
    The following is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono convened the second U.S.-India-Japan ministerial-level trilateral dialogue on September 18 on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The ministers discussed the importance of a free and open Indo-Pacific region underpinned by a resilient, rules-based architecture that enables every nation to prosper. The ministers also affirmed the importance of the freedoms of navigation and overflight and the free flow of lawful commerce in the region and around the globe, including in the South China Sea. The ministers affirmed and applauded the international community’s firm resolve to oppose the DPRK’s unlawful acts, as reflected in UN Security Council Resolution 2375, and called for continuing international action to curtail the DPRK’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs. The ministers expressed their commitment to maintaining regular dialogue among their three governments on topics of shared concern and to expand cooperation on regional connectivity, maritime security and humanitarian assistance/disaster relief.
    https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2017/09/274224.htm

    And the day before?

    Secretary Tillerson’s Meeting With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov
    September 17, 2017
    The following is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met this evening in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.

    The two recommitted to deconflicting military operations in Syria, reducing the violence, and creating the conditions for the Geneva process to move forward, pursuant to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2254.
    https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2017/09/274206.htm

    Today – Situation with Russian, US diplomatic missions stabilized – Tillerson
    http://tass.com/world/966488

    Fox News Radio – Lavrov says Obama responsible for deterioration of Russia/U.S. ties. 12:00 a.m. broadcast 20 Sep 2017

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    • thluckyone says:

      “As the world laughs at their clownish impotence and failure of credibility, some wonder: ‘what the FREAK happened to CNN’?” and “The perennial question will have to be asked again — where’s CNN’s reason for continuing to exist?”

      LOL! THANK YOU, jeans2nd for so effectively contrasting the flailing failure of CNN (and the putrid MSM in general) against the extraordinary professionalism and capability of our astonishing T-Rex.

      I choose to be OUTRAGED – by not only the mis-representation and mis-direction as perpetrated by CNN (MSM, et al) – but also by their ridiculous WASTE of the incredible resources within their grasp. Heartbreaking!! Imagine what they could be with what they have to use!! GAAHHHHH!

      Fearless, PRECIOUS Sundance – with his little WordPress web-presence and his tiny little team are helping to change the world for the better – EVERY BLESSED DAY OF THE WEEK – while CNN and the MSM continue to point out their own failure by publicly wondering why US S.O.S. Tillerson doesn’t make appointments with them for every move he makes – while their audience shrinks.

      How blessed we are that the Web is still available to us – while cable connections are being unplugged… all over the world.

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  11. Sylvia Avery says:

    TRex:
    “Well, if the Iranians tear it up and walk away, then under the terms of the agreement, all of the sanctions, both American and European, snap back into place. So we’ll see what they choose to do.”

    I did not know this. Up to this point, everything I have read or heard indicated that those sanctions were gone with the wind, over and done, would never ever be able to be reinstated. Who ya gonna believe, the pundits or TRex? I think I’ll stick with TRex.

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  12. anthohmy says:

    “My pleasure, Bret.”

    I imagine.

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  13. Blacksmith8 says:

    I still like Sec Tillerson’s talk with the employees at State:
    Hello everybody, I’m the new guy.
    heh
    [he’s been successful on the world stage longer than any of them have been working, but you know he’s knew around these parts]

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