Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America welcome the retirement of Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch and give him credit for the things he’s done well, and while they like Mitt Romney, they wonder if Utah is missing out on a younger and more conservative replacement for Hatch.  They also slam President Trump for his childish tweet about having a bigger nuclear button than Kim Jong-Un.  And they react to Steve Bannon unloading on his former White House rivals and accusing Donald Trump, Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort of treason.

Update:  Since this recording, Trump has responded to Bannon.  “Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency.  When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind.”  Trump also accuses Bannon of leaking extensively during his time in office.

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  1. Patrick McClure Coolidge
    Patrick McClure

    I loved the President’s Tweet, re: Button size comparison.  Being cautious has not helped control the crazed NorK fatboy.  Letting him know his bullying won’t be tolerated anymore is needed, and no better way to do it than to ridicule him.

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  2. contrarian Inactive

    What were the liberal things which Hatch did that you guys didn’t like?

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  3. contrarian Inactive

    Patrick McClure (View Comment):
    Being cautious has not helped control the crazed NorK fatboy.

    People who suggest that mean tweets could cause Kim to launch a nuke are making the strongest possible case for using force to denuclearize North Korea. If you make this suggestion and you criticize Trump because you worry he’s not doing everything he could to avoid a confrontation with North Korea, then your positions are internally inconsistent.

    just sayin’


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