Ralph talks to political correspondent, John Nichols, about the scoundrels populating the Trump Administration. And Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson outlines the dangers of scuttling the Iran nuclear deal.
John Nichols is The Nation’s national-affairs correspondent. He is the author of Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse: A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America, just out from Nation Books, and co-author, with Robert W. McChesney, of People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy.
“The problem with America today is that we are so obsessed with Donald Trump’s personality with what he tweets with what outrageous thing he says or does that we don’t pay much attention to – certainly our media doesn’t pay sufficient attention to – what is being done in our name but without our informed consent by the dozens of people he has put into incredibly powerful positions.”
John Nichols, author of Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse: A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America
Lawrence Wilkerson is a retired U.S. Army colonel and former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell. He is the Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Government and Public Policy at the College of William & Mary in Virginia.
“Unlike Kim Jong Un in North Korea… if they (The Iranian government) chose to go the nuclear weapon path, if they were forced to do that, that would be the last choice they’d want to make, because that would make them the international pariah. It would isolate them. And what they want most of all, what their people want – especially those under thirty-five, which is about 50% of the Iranians’ 75 million population – what they want is to join the world economy and to be prosperous and to be successful.”
Lawrence Wilkerson: retired U.S. Army colonel and former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell