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Trump Address / Afghanistan War / Bannon Outside / A Discussion #1115042

CNN Evening News for Monday, Aug 21, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Tonight's speech by President Trump about the war in Afghanistan previewed; four Trump tweets from 2011, 2012, 2013 against the war there quoted. [In presidential election campaign, October 6, 7, 2015, TRUMP - offer views on the war: a mistake getting involved, Afghanistan's mineral wealth: how stupid are we.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Joint Base Myers in Arlington, Virginia: Athena Jones) What Trump will say about the Asian region, including Pakistan as well as Afghanistan, the Camp David meeting about Afghanistan strategy, discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The headlines from Steve Bannon's Breitbart about Afghanistan outlined on screen.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jessica Schneider) Bannon's quick mark at Breitbart after he left the White House with his promise to crush the opposition with criticism of the Afghanistan plan, his targeting of Jared Kushner & Ivanka Trump, Gary Cohn, & others in the administration discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Tara Setmayer, Alice Stewart, Ryan Lizza & Kirsten Powers about Trump & Bannon. [POWERS, LIZZA, STEWART, SETMAYER - offer views on how Bannon is most dangerous on the outside with Breitbart, how Bannon viewed himself as surrounded by enemies in the White House, how Bannon's agenda got lost, including Afghanistan, how Bannon will try to influence Trump from the outside: the populist nationalist agenda, how Bannon was never a real Trump acolyte, how Bannon changed the Republican Party on immigration & the Paris climate deal, Trump's prior policy view of Afghanistan.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Jones, Athena;
Schneider, Jessica

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