Susan Hendricks filled in for Carol Costello today on HLN Across America. I joined Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer of South Carolina to discuss the while-we-were-on-air unfolding press conference with President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland.
I didn’t mince words about the shameful state of the Republican party and their support of this president.
The press conference followed a two hour one-on-one meeting between the two presidents and a working lunch with their aides.
In the press conference, Trump did not criticize Putin or the cyber-attacks that the US intelligence community says he coordinated to help Trump’s 2016 election campaign. “I have great confidence in my intelligence people, but I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today,” Trump said.
Putin denied meddling and said Russia “doesn’t plan” to interfere in US domestic politics.
Putin presented Trump with a football from the World Cup. Trump said he would give it to his son, Baron. Republican senator Lindsay Graham, however, warned this could be a bad idea. “I’d check the soccer ball for listening devices and never allow it in the White House,” Putin said.
In case you missed my appearance on CNN and CNN International to talk about the baffling press conference that President Trump gave on Thursday, here it is! Also, it was a pleasure to join host Michael Holmes for the first time, Dylan Byers, and fellow talk radio host at sister station TalkRadio 790 KABC, John Phillips!
I doubt the system failure explanation on the part of Nasdaq. They spend hundreds of millions of dollars per year on ultra-high performance computing systems with redundancies at every level of the systems. It is extremely unlikely that a system failure occurred without an outside influence.
Update 8/22/13 12:10 Pacific Time – Trading is set to resume right now. Securities and Exchange Commission spokesman John Nester said: “We are monitoring the situation and are in close contact with the exchanges.”