Marianne Williamson: We must restore America’s moral leadership
Marianne Williamson: We must restore America’s moral leadership Marianne Williamson: We must restore America’s moral leadership2020 presidential candidates are reacting to the departure of National Security advisor John Bolton, while also criticizing President Trump Senator Bernie Sanders. Tweet remains and Senator Elizabeth Warren said quote: the American people are better off with John Bolton out of the White House. The world will be better off with a man who hired him in the first place is out to me now is Marianne Williamson, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and an author. Thank you so much for stopping by red and blue really appreciate it. What are your thoughts on John Bolton, no longer being a national security advisor if a lonely fire Stephen Miller immigration policy? What are your thoughts about those secret and then now cancelled talks with the Taliban that the president had planned for Camp David? The Taliban is a roodle. I understand that the negotiations are happening and they negotiations need to happen, but I thought it was quite an appropriate for them to be invited to Camp David, and I don’t know why the president would be shocked that they killed people at a wedding. What did he think they were a nice group of people? This is how they operate. What would your approach to Afghanistan via? Do you support a troop drawdown? Can a women long before 9/11, deep conversation with the women of Afghanistan about how they felt about all this? Because when the United States has been talking about its terms for withdrawal, there’s been no conversation about f with the Taliban to try to negotiate and he’s you’re dealing with a force group that has a certain view of women’s place in Afghanistan. Society weather in since there has been some liberation’s women is coming out of their homes out of the horrible situation that they win, at least in many parts of the country, not at all parts of the country and women are back and so forth and part of Our time to be just like, we were insisting that, in order for our troops to leave, if we want to know that certain groups such as I’ll pay, the would not be able to find a home there. It is absolutely reasonable that one of our terms would have to do with a guarantee about the safety of the. Do you think that your fellow Democrats are given up enough thought to specifically how a troop drawdown might happen, and I think that there’s been a surprising lack of conversation about Foreign Affairs really much at all, except I have talked about the over influence of Defense contractors On our on our national security agenda and, of course, Bernie Sanders was one of the leaders of the effort to get President Trump to stop the u.s. aerial support of the Saudi war in Yemen for the president vetoed that and they weren’t able to override The veto. Some of the principles that would inform a Williamson foreign policy Doctrine thrive, I’m at the Dalai Lama several years ago, and he told me that the people of the world no longer see the United States as a champion of democracy. What we do, what we do and that’s too often the bottom line, cuz he for short-term profits for us corporations, people. You know when I was a child. I used to anybody. Young woman politicians used to talk about peace and prosperity. They don’t even talk about it anymore, because it’s not really the goal. If you want peace, you proactively ways, peace, but you can’t just take medicine. You also cultivate Health endlessly prepare for war. We also have to cultivate peace. That’S why I want the United States Department of Peace. How do you think lack of women at the negotiating table on foreign policy outcomes? The four factors which win present indicate statistically that there will be a greater incidence of peace and a lower incidence of conflicts are number one. Expanded economic opportunities for women, production of violence against women, expanded educational opportunities for children and an amelioration of unnecessary human to spare. Every Woman I want to turn to another topic. You have apologize for previously calling clinical depression a scam and and acknowledge that that was wrong to say. Medical experts, though, and disability activists have criticized comments on Mental Health that you’ve made and the director for the center. For American progress is disability. Justice initiative recently said this about what she says is your ongoing dismissal, the reality of mental illness and chronic health conditions? This is what she told the hell quote, while she they have some reasonable and common-sense ideas on key issues. There was a limit to how much table is rhetoric that the American people can take and her Legacy will be setting that limits. What’S your response to that the political hit – and that’s all that is, I have a 30 5 year career working with people in crisis. I would assume, then, that woman does. My entire career has been helping people deal with mental and emotional times of Crisis and Trauma. The fact that I have questions the over-prescription of antidepressants in the in the United States. There is a establish mental health experts who have questioned over over-prescription of antidepressants, as there are also have questioned the under under a prescription. So I stand by my 35-year career. I think I know something about working with people in mental trauma. There’S languages use like that. There still appears sport license that under under under emphasizes the significance of trauma I’ve written books about it. I have worked with people in trauma for 35 years. I’Ve never said anything or written. Anything album war is quote-unquote. Hurtful time is running short. I do want to ask you about the issue of gun control. Anything we can do. As you probably know, gun rights Advocates. Look at that as confiscation of the weapons that they are entitled to carry under the Constitution. The Second Amendment right to bear arms, but what they’re talkin about mandatory assault weapon? So the idea here is it once assault weapons. Once we get back the band once they are no longer legal than what they’re saying. Is it the millions it will already be on the street will then have to be will have to be Port than the notion of mandatory assault weapon, buy that certain kinds of bullets that we no longer need? That can no longer be available that you would need in order to shoot them and another has to do with mandatory buyback. We are living in a Time. Do everything we need to do that is within the purview of respect for the Second Amendment, and I see that as an example to talk about your views, how do you plan to qualify for the October debate 20/20, and I will be right after the debate. I will do bigger than my own and foot live streaming to anyone who wants to watch it. I hope I’ll be in the next one, but you know whether or not you get into a DNC debate is just one point in a long journey of running for president. I think he has have expressed some concern that the role of an organization such as the DNC should be to facilitate the Democratic process, not to dictate it, and aren’t you thinking about all this, you really reflecting on it for those of us who do not wish To see the president re-elected, this is not just one of the most critical decisions of our lifetime. This is one of the most critical Vision in American history who runs against the president’s people have to think about this very, very deeply people with good ideas. We all have a lot of good things to say: the American people are not children, they can handle choices, and I believe that this conversation should be opening up. This is not the time to shut it down, that’s not it and if you don’t make the sense of the Constitution are the most important qualification football. Thank you so much for. Thank you. Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson says American must restore its moral leadership in the world. In an interview with CBSN’s Elaine Quijano, Williamson discusses how she’d do that, plus she gives her reaction to John Bolton’s ouster, Afghanistan peace talks, gun control, and not making Thursday’s Democratic debate.