Jan 27, 2017|
Bob in for Tommy Tucker. Bob talks to Karen Kedrowski, Professor of Political Science at Winthrop University, about President Trump's first week in office.
Tommy talks to Kevin in Metairie about his wife's need for medication to cope with constant, chronic pain.
Tommy talks to WWL-TV reporter Meg Farris about a new report that New Orleans had more drug-related deaths than homicides.
Tommy talks to State Representative Cameron Henry about the current state and the future of TOPS.
Tommy talks to David Howard, Professor in the Dept. of Health Policy and Management at Emory University, about the state of Obamacare going forward.
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WWL first news here's Bob Mitchell want to VW Wailea met them in dot com or more in nine minutes after a six club what a weaknesses visited. Seems like Donald Trump has been president for months old goodness gracious what we've noticed that yeah. And and everywhere you go let's all people are are talking about I'm getting in namely. Positive feedback I did have one person say that they do wish you would get off this. Laws would you call at the bottom of the bowling. About the voting discrimination in the voting. The vote fraud voter fraud right the felt of that Mosul foolish to keep welded on that since he won but with him. He lost Trotter proved that for fraud kept him from winning. Lou Lou the general cult. And doesn't matter at all no no that's all people talk about well I guess on the new department give you something. To look forward to every day. Mean given as Lenny material while it it has been a week he has done just so money things and in one week it's like he tried to. Yet in all of his campaign promises the affordable pair at role but a lot of people's call up well obamacare. Big debate going on there let's see view of did his federal follow. Hiring freeze if that is gonna have this report postal on the Supreme Court normally able to boost Thursday of next week right. I think that's what he said so. Also on. The read withdrew from the PPP. Canal on the latest thing that is that going and you could have slowed whether the proposal a good thing or just an attack forward. Donald Trump you have a a couple vote Democrats. That want to pass or a resolution. Where the president the president would not. Or a first use nuclear strike right now the president ten under current view of slow the vice president and all right first used nuclear strike even. If the US is not under a nuclear attack. Seoul. They wanna change that to where congress is go to undeclared active war. Before president can do that. So we're gonna talk about that morning and do you think this would be a good idea to have to take that out of the hands of a president or. Do you think that maybe this is just an attack. On a Donald Trump to you completely trust Donald Trump. With a nuclear codes or should the law be changed all lead after a congressional declaration of war you can call. At 26 year old lives WB a lot of soft so wake up and chew on before you wanna talk about it well. Forget about the first 100 days it's only been a week and Donald Trump has completely. Re inventing the pregnancy. The new president's move on trade immigration and foreign policy have honored his campaign promises he is up obsessed. Well making sure. He honors everyone it was campaign promises promises Karen to about three a professor of political science and dean of college and arts and science and with have been virtually. Is our guest is worn Karen thank you for getting up so early and being with ms. morning. No problem my pleasure good morning talent if. If you're the explosion has hit the floor rolling. But he's had the floor sprinting. I think you could say that now and there's a whole lot of interesting things going on here first of all of these. Executive it orders are coming at it really kind of lightning speed and normally presidents will start there. You know within their first week or so they'll have a few executive orders that they'll sign in the first they're Q. But normally that I'm in pretty carefully considered it and Contra vetting process. That's pretty aero we don't know exactly how well that'd be darn it appears that. Bays has been drafted without having gone through. You know any sort of agency rebuke. Of course where. President trumps promised to drain this swamp and is. You know the rhetoric that is very skeptical. Washington you know professionals bureaucratic professionals who is not surprising I think. I'm sure he had his people and other legal people look at all of these. Papers and the impact turner Thorne Porsche Porsche could help us. We went we we think we would think so. That there would have been. Legal experts that have done about it like that this now it's it's kind of interesting matter. Is that executive orders that you have a forced the blob but they're also subject to any legislation that is passed and it plays by congress. So it as an executive order in other words cannot overturn an existing law. So he can not for example repeal obamacare. By issuing an executive order. So the executive orders have fallen within the purview of where executive power is which has had a direct agency heads in terms of whether announced they vigorously enforce them right to end and that's what you see going on over and over again and then the am Dakota. Pipeline executive orders an excellent example about how. One president's executive order can overturn another president's executive order. So we see that happening. Frequent you know in a few cases here. Randolph a lot of these project actual blue wall as well as well than he's still have to go before congress. And get the money to candidates. Absolutely. So that the president has a minor amount as rescission power so the president can direct and agency. Not to spend extra money at the end of the fiscal year. However the president did not write the budget congress clearly has the power of the purse and that includes taxation and it includes. Appropriation. Lyn Donald Trump puts his mind to it seems like he is gonna. Do it every candidate his weight and while things that I've been telling going over loyal line here as I'd get the opinion that. He goes before congress and the feet can't get the votes he wants to people are not going to be with them. He'll call a press conference in his column all out I'm a wonder if that mean this is not normal Washington politics what we're seeing right. I would agree and and and president trump. As a candidate and now and and president elect and now president has definitely. Indicated that he takes something that's scorched earth policy rates that you know anybody who is in a crowd here is he will excoriated he thinks is bad is appropriate and and meet his you know take into its final. Goal. What what that doesn't do however is allowed him to build good productive relationships. On the hill. And you know people have memories race. Amber and you know it started at tweet storm about something because they didn't in and that might make them less. Likely rather than more likely to want to bargain in the future. Well what is amazing is how long pulse sixty is now of course on election fraud even though he's now the president. With the guys I hang out with the gym that's the one thing they say. You know he needs to get off of this election fraud but with his ego he's out to prove if it would have been for fraud I would of won the popular vote. Yet and if there's nothing about a trap it's clear that every claim he wants to make about announces that he's the biggest acts described at bats break. It cannot be bettered by anybody in any circumstance and if any and and facts not with standing right. And keep. And I think a lot of political capital aren't investigating election fraud that didn't happen. And I think you get actual country to be embarrassing to him. I have now heard that sound bite there. Jerry commissioner and Tiffany trump. Are all all. Have been discovered to be registered in two states. At least say unintended consequences in terms of of embarrassment to trump personally. That it it and now there's no proof that any of those people actually voted into these states but it does indicate that they were registered and statewide area how frequently they would purge voter rolls and things of that nature. It could be area unintentional. On their part. Well I don't think I saw this coming year and you knew that in there will do whatever they could to get under your skin and in fact I think I've heard in the news last night. Which truly drive beat raising. About our country but it seems to be that's the way it is but the Democrats so that they are focused in on doing what ever they can to stop thrown. Well and that of course and it's way Mitch McConnell at a time Obama. That he is dedicated to making Obama one term president. And of course can't stand in the way it is. You know his agenda as well that there is there a bid tit for tat going on here. In terms that they. Legislation and it's been injured Easter require the president again congressional approval prior to that first strike. I think that. Both. Another big dimension of congress' struggle to reinsert itself into. National security issues. And all that and the poke at me I'm Donald Trump. Now ever since we and just and you clear Air France. Where it was clear that the president under his or her role as commander in chief would be able to commit troops and you know and and conduct warfare. Congresses and trying to figure out how to read mr. in its case its constitutional role which is to declare war. And then there's one thing that I think is intact a lot of people on the street and say you know who has the power to declare war and able normally say the president because. Backhand and the reality ever since really the world where Q. That the creation of particular weapons so you know at first after it this. What is the war powers revelation. They came about the 1970s. Was passed on by congressional. Over ride. And Richard Nixon the arrow. And what you always seen ever since then is that the president will assert that they can commit troops and make decisions. About. You know. Essentially warfare and their power as commander in chief and congress pushing back. Under their congressional roles or. You know being able to declare war but also the power of the purse. And it makes it it's real constitutional Tug of war. And and frankly congress struggles because they simply. I do not have the troops of their commands like the president. On the current law of the US president can order a more correct a first use nuclear strike even. If we're not under attack. Right as as commander in chief. And of course that's a real you know Cold War era. Phenomenon in the spotlight as bad you know it's a war is conducted and the basic twenty minutes you know by the time that week you know and found it. Soviet missiles were wary headed toward that say they have maybe twenty minutes to respond clearly not a good time to convene congress discussed necessary. And get a formal declaration of war. So. Under presidential emergency powers yes. And you would have to think if the bad guys knew that the president could not retaliate whenever he wants to that you have to go before congress. That would be an advantage for them. Arguably I mean it would be constraint on presidential power and of course you know that's one event. The problem that any. Unit democracy faces in comparison to an authoritarian system. And and we ended up with this area comfortable peace but it was active at peace and after in the Soviet era is that there was. This policy that has pursued by both sides called mutually assured destruction. That the deterrent came from the fact that either party. Wanted to see their own country and civilization completely destroyed. So that served as a deterrent. By which you read Lou. Rationality. Rates said that the Soviet Union. Even though we had. Rape ideological differences with them whether in fact ruled by a series of people who were rational and and you know American presidents were rational that would have you know cube irrational and self interest and actors with these. You know competing you know interest that it worked but when you have. Dad flies are people who might be unstable like to do in North Korea. Is kind of throwback. Part out of the calculus and as things become very. Do you think there's any chance we're going to get this past. And it tinker connect Gingrich and Republican controlled congress. It'll be that the committee however. It's you know it's great Internet public relations optics and it does give the Democrats and she. Karen thank you for being on the show this morning. OK we were talking to Karen controls. Of arts and sciences at Winthrop University our phone number is open web lines open for Uga fold in and it was your opinion. 260171. Of all how would you rate. President Donald Trump's first week in office anywhere from an A I guess 22 and have. And do you completely trust Donald Trump with a nuclear Cold War. Should the law be changed to only after a congressional declaration of war really boils down to do you think any president. Should have put forward you can launch a nuclear attack well I'll do approval of congress once again. Awful the culture and being with you guys in the morning which I capsule and love we have a phone lines open if you wanna call and Pol Pot you'd think Donald Trump news and did s.'s first week as president of the United States. It certainly was exciting. And if you have further to democratic lawmakers. Who have introduced legislation. That would prevent president dropped nominee and this from lab first read the story at trumpet and think Steve. Was qualified to be able to have the right to push the launch buttons so to speak whatever he wanted to go under current law. A US president can order. A first use nuclear strike even. If the US has done under nuclear attack. Do you think this is good do you think we should work on on changing this law do you completely trust Donald Trump with a nuclear pros. Or should the law of the changed to only after a congressional declaration of war. Now the problem that I see him that is that if someone war to attack us and we were able to pick up that at Wellesley preemptive strike. If our president did not have that authority. Then his go to rushed the congress to try to give approval and by then it could be. It we could be in in big trouble. So give me your thoughts on that at 2601 late seventy and after his first week it'll puzzles are brigade somebody party jaguar opinion poll question. After his first week it'll post do you think president trump is doing a good job you can go online at WWL dot com. To slip into oh yes or no or call me at 2601. It's evident Larry and metal rim coming right back. I'm gonna Larry right now hole. You'll see a simple girl or. I was ready to go to great jordans and go to Larry. Yeah. It. Oh. And the point. Archer. Oh. I. And I. I. Should do. I. You end up and gave it. And actual. Treatment. Oh. Larry he does he is the president and there's not a week to do it lately best Larry he is. He is the president and at this point there's nothing we can do to to change that. It. Can't tell you how they get it. No there's nothing in the constitution number alone. I. Better get surprised. That. What it was it was only like he was elected by our system and and people knew everything about him what it was running and it's not like to. These it'll become a doctor chuckle mr. but. Larry I do. We also need to keep the ballot box safe. From a legal voting. And believe me. You take a look at what's registering folks like to say load trump trump trump. Take a look at what's registry. That's Donald Trump's promised to. Got to the bottom of all these illegal voting in that he did not yet because he thinks. That wanna finish as this investigation's gonna show but he won the popular vote a couple of quick text messages without a twofold. Most of what trump is doing already is so positive we will see Bob at the marbles on Cuba right. A potential Christmas in this morning and I'm Amal very very dry shall. About what this morning here's one Bob I'm so glad you're on the year it was a new normal volatile coach. Blocking inbound lane thought that we view on the coach though they should be off the count report came in the wanna go Charlie. Charlie thank you for calling WWL. I bought all morning. We were Obama. I. Well one lap where Obama sent 221. Billion dollar at all. The palace stopped it brought Israel the last democracy intimately. Crop has done more putters Autry in theory. Obama. On it here at mobile R&B. It was that. Bob ball 40%. As they grow. Projections Obama ought spurt it all white spot them grow. Yet well. The lap with jobs there law ought saying. If we we had to put out the right it would hope by eight yeah we did ride reaps Greenberg. Eighty. We didn't rightly kill all Obama. All but wiped out all the rhetoric it won't constantly. Well we don't we did give him a tough time and some of things that he wanted to do about its politics and ball flies and on main some kind of way we've got to stop this cycle as soon as well president gets in the other. Party you'll ever they care and to get rid of them and they did that look president Barack Obama some Conway the line has to be drawn Charlie. What we know it though I'm only it was as bad at all. If you were the well. Well it does seem. That they are bent on one hand what. Are all the ticket bought out at all. Well I do not remember the demonstrations and the destruction of all private property that went on after Barack Obama got elected president. As what's going on with with Donald Trump so. Hope they thought could be struck is it but. Is that were there are a bit it's secretary of education but wait up I'll down a bit. Session to vote. All right. I do not remember it. I'm not a political edge where I do not remember it being in this intense I do remember Mitch McConnell bill saying that there were gonna do or were they could do. Keep Barack Obama to only one term president which I thought that was terrible results look that's fighting against your own government and deny. He. That's all of the bill so far. But of people may deem a two term president and that's that's the most important thing that thank you Charlie and you're just a couple minutes away from that won the holds the ball free money cash contest. A big it's seventy protein jaguar opinion poll question after his first week in office do you think president trumped. Is to win a good job very simply couldn't vote yes or no let's go to Donald in Metairie Donald thank you for calling WWL good morning to you. So is he doing a good job bad job or block. He'd done a great job but apart call Larry. I grant. Now I'll bow out but it rank and all way. Art thought this like Larry. Shall. And I think the one thing that. We all all have to remember Donald Trump is a Smart man he may not do the things we like him the duty may not act the way we want indictment but he is a very very Smart man. And I think that it came down to a he would do the right thing he would just go crazy and try to launch an attack on the left seat. Felt it was to protect our country. I also believe that and that's what you have to do you make that decision. I'm spam on that. Donald anything usually adds yeah. Too much. Bill had got a ball on the on the ball. Well Larry. Information. Every time we have one of these real action Villanova did Democrats don't want that these protests destroy property and everything because. Alley but at hand out from the government that they bought Compaq and exit the the Republicans don't destroy it stopped because they know we have the aid. All right thank you Donald to a Dejan Covington Jan. After his first week in office do you think Donald Trump up president trump is doing a good job yes you know. Yeah I'm really cute and as I am on it and Larry Europe. Talking about it children and grandchildren and he came to realize that and Obama as a country and charged yet. That is children grandchildren. Great grandchildren. Are gonna be like her very long time. YE. And you know I didn't ballot out all the way down line class DE. She. Single handedly destroyed the country. People like Larry don't wanna see and don't want it. And let Larry dark art. How. About national. Jen I gotta go thank you so much if you ought to hold stay with me don't get to your right after the top Leo were on WWL.