August 02, 2019

(WATCH) ReasonTV: Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary explains Donald Trump's success

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TV's “Mr. Wonderful” Kevin O'Leary tells Reason TV that the president has deregulated the economy in a powerful way.

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commented 2019-08-06 12:45:23 -0400
MUTA WEEN commented 2 hours ago
Wish THEREBEL would report on breaking news such as the shooting over the weekend”

They will only do it if it’s Muslims, or at least they can try to blame it thusly. When it’s white people shooting up a bunch of immigrants, all silent. Doesn’t fit the Agenda.

His Orangeness has dented the stock market again. Part of a recurring pattern, where every time Trump does something, it trashes the markets, and they only rebound when he returns to his usual program of being senile and yelling incoherently about AOC.
commented 2019-08-06 10:58:25 -0400
Wish THEREBEL would report on breaking news such as the shooting over the weekend and all the slimy Democrats hitting the Sunday shows to blame Trump.
commented 2019-08-05 14:48:07 -0400
Great interview!

Like hell Trump is anti-Free Trade. The tariffs are used to force ppl to the table to renegotiate better deals, (and he’s doing a bit of America First). Trump “joked” with Trudeau about lifting ALL tariffs!!

And he’s not anti-Free Speech either. He’s told the universities to pull it together or he’ll cut funding. That’s PRO free speech.

Trump has never said anything racist. It’s amazing how these reporters brainwash each other. Everyone else says it, so they just repeat it like it’s fact.

Lot’s of lessons for Canadians in there!
commented 2019-08-04 20:05:41 -0400
Liza—-Maybe the upcoming Huawei trial in the US will tell us if Trump arranged anything or everything.
commented 2019-08-04 03:29:03 -0400
“Liza, Trudeau and Freeland despise Trump; if they thought for 1 minute that he trapped them into arresting her, they would have released her months ago.”

I think they are between a rock and a hard place. Damned if they do and damned if they don’t.

“Seriously, at the time of the arrest, Trump was in meetings with the Chinese President all morning, so there was no time to advise him even if they planned to.”

The arrest in Vancouver was on U.S. charges. They have been after China for breaking sanctions with Iran since Trump got in the White House. He may not have known of the minute she was arrested, but I find it hard to believe he didn’t give the go ahead to have Canada pick her up, as it could result in consequences he might have to deal with later and Trump pays attention to timing. As it turns out Canada is taking the rap. I see several articles saying he did not know. But I am still doubting it.

Trump has a big mouth but I don’t think he runs his mouth off about matters to do with national security issues. I give him more credit. He can be petty but he;s not stupid. I don’t think he is flippant or loose lipped about serious issues, especially surrounding China. I think there is a narrative that is being controlled for public consumption …as usual. We are always being told some form of spin. If Bolton made the decision to get Canada to move in without Trump’s input, its a problem. (Bolton needs to be put on a leash, regardless).
Its supposition I suppose but its just as likely that he okay’d it as didn’t know. More so in my opinion.
commented 2019-08-04 01:35:43 -0400
Liza Rosie 13 hr ago, Trump saw the possibilities and went for it, because he is shrewd and Justin is not. Trump never would have done this to a PM he respected. In my opinion of course.
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Liza, Trudeau and Freeland despise Trump; if they thought for 1 minute that he trapped them into arresting her, they would have released her months ago. Remember they own the MSM and 80% of the people that also dislike Trump, so it would be easy for them to convince the people of anything.
They could have all got together and came up with a whopper of a story as to why they let her go and of course blamed Trump.

The crime that they are charging the Huawei Executive with is serious; it is in the spying category so the President isn’t told any specifics. I like Trump but he does have a big mouth, so if he knows information like how many US Spies are in various countries, he might spill the beans and put the Spies in danger.
Pres. Roosevelt was not given war plans in writing as he was careless and threw the plans away in a Public Garbage Can.
Then they had Bill Clinton who might trade classified information for the newest Japanese sex doll.
Seriously, at the time of the arrest, Trump was in meetings with the Chinese President all morning, so there was no time to advise him even if they planned to.
commented 2019-08-03 22:56:33 -0400
“Utter bullshit. That is THE lie. More welfare recipients is not what the Atlantic provinces or any other province need to prosper. That is the stupid talk they think we will accept. Well we don’t. not any more, and not going to argue it anymore either”

As far as I can tell, the immigrants are the only ones who actually work more than the minimum to qualify for EI out there. They’er certainly not prospering with their current aging, shrinking population. Everywhere I go, it’s the immigrants who are actually working, and the “old stock” who snap at strangers who threaten their table scraps, like some sort of poorly trained dog.

Nobody ever answered me, why didn’t those Yellow vesters apply to the meatpacking plant in Brooks? They literally drove right by it. Success is there for those who want it. It’s not the immigrant’s fault you have gotten complacent.
commented 2019-08-03 21:15:41 -0400
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commented 2019-08-03 21:15:40 -0400
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commented 2019-08-03 17:05:23 -0400
Canada does not need growth at any cost.
commented 2019-08-03 16:48:59 -0400
" Cutting immigration to save money now will have very serious long term ramifications. The ramifications of declining population are already evident in certain Atlantic provinces, a cost that far exceeds that of helping immigrants get established."

Utter bullshit. That is THE lie. More welfare recipients is not what the Atlantic provinces or any other province need to prosper. That is the stupid talk they think we will accept. Well we don’t. not any more, and not going to argue it anymore either. You Andrew and most politicians in this country refuse to give up that stupid idea because you all think your livelihoods depend on it. I’d say you and they are the parasites. Parasite politicians and academics sucking the lifeblood out of this country. We are not going to let them take what is not theirs to take. They have no mandate from Canadians to do this.
commented 2019-08-03 16:35:13 -0400
Andrew Stephenson how about some more reality LMAO!
https://twitter.com/GregAbbott_TX/status/1157489592536326145
Your wannabe dictators BS exposed. Of course progressives lap up anything if it is designed to make you feel like you are morally superior and allows you to take credit for doing nothing.
commented 2019-08-03 14:23:43 -0400
“Andrew Scheer doesn’t want to reduce the number of immigrants, he wants to spend more on services to welcome them. "

I question the long term wisdom of this. It takes about a decade for immigrants to become net-positives to the economy, but after that they are net-positives. Cutting immigration to save money now will have very serious long term ramifications. The ramifications of declining population are already evident in certain Atlantic provinces, a cost that far exceeds that of helping immigrants get established.
commented 2019-08-03 14:07:02 -0400
It’s always been true, Trudeau or not. Canada is not a big country, and does not have self-sustaining internal markets. We never have. We’re heavily dependent on exports and the world market, and since so much of that does go to the US, it makes sense for people to be closer to the action unless there’s some overwhelming reason to stay domestic. The small market is also why we have such a problem with oligopolies. There is simply no niche for competitors to develop into.

The “foreign company” flight has been in very specific sectors (and to some extent, the changes in the energy sector arose due to the sudden viability of huge domestic deposits earlier this decade) . But, your comment raises an interesting question – if you don’t like globalism, then why wouldn’t you celebrate the decline of foreign control of our economy?

Immigrants tend to be more conservative than the population as a whole. Laura-Lynn-Tyler-Thompson’s success was found among religious Chinese immigrants, and Doug Ford did far better in the immigrant-rich Toronto suburbs than in the city itself, where the last remaining Liberal seats, and a lot of the inner-city NDP seats, are among the whitest in the GTA.
commented 2019-08-03 13:54:56 -0400
Ron Joseph, I think you are right about O’Leary and immigration. He would go along with Scheer on that one and its not what Canadians want or any cohesive peaceful nation needs. We are constantly being lied to about the ‘need’ for massive regular influxes of immigrants to Canada for growth.
“Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of a cancer cell.”
Edward Abbey
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Andrew Scheer doesn’t want to reduce the number of immigrants, he wants to spend more on services to welcome them.

Q: “Are there too many immigrants coming into Canada?”

Scheer: “It’s not a question of too much, it’s a question of ‘Are our services ready to welcome them?’”
commented 2019-08-03 13:43:19 -0400
“His problem is not government, but rather market size. Canada’s simply too small to support a lot of the billionaires he aspires to be.”

In a Trudeau economy that is very, very true Andrew. Its why so many companies have pulled out of Canada. O’Leary said he is starting to be ‘bullish’ on Canada again as we approach the election because it seems pretty clear that Justin is just too reviled to be re-elected, at least by Canadians. We’ll see how well his immigrant seeding has gone in October, because that is the only chance the pathetic puppet has of retaining his authoritarian power over this nation. If he gets in on his U.N. toboggan the country will be breaking up, no if’s and’s or Butts.
commented 2019-08-03 12:30:39 -0400
RON JOSEPH commented 12 hours ago
ANDREW STEPHENSON—here are the real numbers for Canada. We are heading for a deep recession as 10 of 15 indicators are the worst in 30-50 years. Fraser Institute. "

I’d be a bit leery of using out of date numbers like that (and the Fraser Institute does not make that 30-50 year claim – nor does it make sense, since if it’s worse than 2008, it’s worse than anything since the Great Depression, far more than 50 years ago)

I might argue that we’ve already experienced the recession (we did have a technical recession in early 2015) you’re predicting, and that perhaps the declining investment was a consequence of it, not a cause. That O+G experienced severe woes in 2014-17 is hardly a new idea, we knew that. It happened when oil prices collapsed from 110/bbl to 60, in 2014. That’s why investment dropped so much, and that had consequences.

The real question is, have the numbers improved since then? It does appear so, at least in most (if not all) of the categories that struggled five years ago. If not, then when is this recession going to occur? It’s been a couple years since their dataset ended. At some point you’re going to have a recession, but based on this particular prognostication, it does not appear an immediate, critical threat.
commented 2019-08-03 12:20:59 -0400
PAUL BRYCE commented 20 hours ago
To Andrew Stephenson, did we watch the same interview? Kevin is a capitalist and just ranted about all the money he has made in America in the last couple of years while pulling all of his investments out of Canada. "

It’s misleading to claim that O’leary making most of his money in the US is a recent phenomenon. He made his fortune with edutainment software in Boston in the 90s, his private equity company is American, even his reality TV career shifted to the US circa a decade ago (joined American Sharks’ Tank in 2010, left Canadian Dragons Den in 2014).. He plays this up as a criticism of Trudeau, but it’s something he’s been doing for decades.

His problem is not government, but rather market size. Canada’s simply too small to support a lot of the billionaires he aspires to be. If you want to launch a global empire, the US is a far better starting point simply because the domestic market is nearly ten times larger.
commented 2019-08-03 12:07:43 -0400
“C F commented 23 hours ago
Andrew Stephenson
Where are you getting your fake news from !”

I used a summary table of Fed rate charts for both countries. What did I say that was “fake”?

GLENN CRAIG commented 20 hours ago
Andrew…Obama’s 2015 US economy was not booming…that’s why Trump got elected. "

It was actually booming. In terms of actual growth, the economy hit peak stride late in Obama’s second term. – unemployment dropped from 7.5% to 4.7% in Obama’s second term, versus the further drop to 3.5 in Trump’s to date (given their current situation, that’s probably about as low as it will get).

When talking about why Trump got elected, it’s important to realize he didn’t win the support of the electorate. Clinton got millions more votes than he. Trump is President because of the electoral college, and likely a fluke event even there.

That’s not to say wasn’t uneven. It was, and is, uneven there, much as it is here. Canada is also doing well economically, but that’s despite Alberta which continues to struggle.
commented 2019-08-03 12:06:20 -0400
Trump always retaliates in one way or another, its what he does. Its always tit for tat. That can be a good or a bad thing for the recipient. Maybe all these things were just serendipity for the Donald, but does anyone really believe that Trump doesn’t think these things through (unlike Justin and crew) before he reacts or puts something in motion? He seems to at least try very hard to calculate all consequences and possible outcomes. I’m not too surprised he’s not admitting it, he’s still playing the hand.
commented 2019-08-03 12:03:56 -0400
Trump asking Canada to arrest Huawei execs. daughter had a three way effect whether it was intentional or not.

It jerked China’s chain, which is what Trump does to remind China not to try to push America around – by forcing China to tap the brakes on Huawei. (It also reminded Iran he is still serious about the trade bans he put in place even if its the smallest American part).Trump asked Canada to arrest her. Canada, I think was not sure how to proceed and complied.

China doesn’t need many of our exports, they can get them from the U.S. and other places. Justin is a much easier target than Trump so we got stuck with most of the blame and so the boycotts. Canola, soybean, pea and pork exports right off the bat in April after the arrest. That benefited the American market.
https://business.financialpost.com/commodities/agriculture/canadian-farm-exports-run-into-chinese-wall-amid-diplomatic-dispute
Farmers are already planning on seeding less of the boycotted commodities next year.

Lastly it puts Canada in a very awkward position, penalizes us and gives a well deserved slap to our insulting joke of a PM and his pathetic ‘helpers’. We asked for it and Justin, Butts, mommy Telford, Freeland and backroom laurentian elite are all to blame for it. Trump saw the possibilities and went for it, because he is shrewd and Justin is not. Trump never would have done this to a PM he respected. In my opinion of course.
commented 2019-08-03 01:06:23 -0400
Andrew Stephenson so many comments about how tolerant and accepting you are and how you want hate speech silenced and dissing Trump for bogus reasons and you cannot admit Jessica Yanov is a Bigot. And of course you say women should be free to choose unless they have to handle some freaks penis, then you want them to stop deciding for themselves. HYPOCRISY AND DOUBLE STANDARDS ABOUND!
commented 2019-08-03 00:56:26 -0400
Ae Ker commented 8 hours ago
O’Leary predicted that Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chrystia Freeland, would lose her job within a few weeks.
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If Trudeau loses the election to someone like Scheer, Justin is gone and Freeland would likely be the new Liberal leader and PM after 4 years of wishy-washy Scheer.
Think of that cabinet, they not only don’t have any stars, but the people there shouldn’t be there.
commented 2019-08-03 00:43:32 -0400
Andrew Stephenson LMAO! Yeah sure whatever helps you sleep at night.
commented 2019-08-03 00:43:01 -0400
Rebel Media, when you use other companies video’s can you put the real date that it was produced, not today’s date. Much of this stuff could be months or even years old.

O’Leary was my 2nd pick after Bernier; Am I glad the POS quit, as everything he said to that Leftist Interviewer is complete crap.

Women lead the profitable businesses, so that is how to invest. That is such a stupid statement it’s not worth the effort to prove him wrong. Daddy Kevin loves his daughter trying to be successful, so feed her some confidence as she needs help.

I also got the feeling that he would fill Canada with Refugees from the Middle East. Just what we need a bunch of pitiful people like Omar and her Squads.

I heard O’Leary’s ridiculous theory last month where Trump planned for the Huawei woman to be arrested in Canada, so China would stop trade with us AND BUY US PRODUCTS INSTEAD. I saw Trump live on TV that day with the Chinese President beside him and he didn’t have a clue what the interviewer was talking about. In the US, top Security (Spying ect.) works on their own and briefs the President when necessary.
In any event, even if Trump knew or designed the plan, how could he predict China’s reaction, that they would drop Canada’s products and buy US products. That hasn’t happened. No one can predict what China will do.
China said 2 weeks ago that all these problems (between China and Canada) are just a bump in the relationship.

ANDREW STEPHENSON—here are the real numbers for Canada. We are heading for a deep recession as 10 of 15 indicators are the worst in 30-50 years. Fraser Institute.

https://www.fraserinstitute.org/studies/private-sector-capital-expenditures-in-canada-an-industry-level-analysis?utm_source=Fraser-Institute-Enews&utm_campaign=Private-Sector-Capital-Expenditures-in-Canada&utm_medium=Fraser_Update&utm_content=Learn_More&utm_term=550
commented 2019-08-02 21:03:47 -0400
This interviewer said Trump was anti free speech and used the R word? What a crock. I thought Reason TV had intelligent interviewers. To say that Trump is racist or against free speech shows a laziness and a lack of intelligence .

Kevin is no saint, but I like what he said about starving the government and he’s right about Trump. I wouldn’t vote for him but he is a shrewd business man, as is Trump.

If nothing else Freeland won’t be foreign minister come October because Justin won’t be PM. If Justin were to get reelected, the west will cut off the east and Ottawa, so Justin can do what ever he wants with her, it won’t matter to me.
commented 2019-08-02 17:07:42 -0400
AE KER:
Junior will reward Freeland because she would die for him, or else have sex with him. Basically the same.
commented 2019-08-02 17:05:21 -0400
O’Leary said, in another interview, to vote for Scheer, because anyone would be better than Trudeau.
commented 2019-08-02 16:33:20 -0400
O’Leary predicted that Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chrystia Freeland, would lose her job within a few weeks.

He’s wrong, because he’s assuming that Freeland’s boss Justin Trudeau (“Junior”) thinks rationally.

But Trudeau thinks irrationally. He’ll spin Freeland as a superhero, bravely going head-to-head against the Trump Meanies.

Junior will reward Freeland for her incompetence, especially since she’s a female, and since he’s a self-acclaimed feminist (when he isn’t sexually assaulting or abusing women).

Junior would rather that Canada suffer billions upon billions in monetary losses and lose face across the entire world, with incalculable losses, rather than dump an incompetent minister.

Junior’ll double down on his praise of the rude & crude Freeland following the resignations of Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and Treasury Board President Jane Philpott as a result of Trudeau’s attempted interference in the judicial decision regarding the bribery charges against Trudeau’s honey-bunny corporate bed-mate SNC-Lavalin.

When making predictions about Junior, first think about what a rational person would do, because our idiot Prime Minister will do the opposite.