Trump and Clinton on commander in chief work. Obama in Asia. Sainthood for Mother Teresa. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
Commander-in-chief talk this week in the presidential campaign, and it was timely as North Korea performed its biggest nuclear weapons test yet. Clinton and Trump squaring off over who's most fit to wield American military power. Trump citing Vladimir Putin as a leader to admire. In Asia, President Obama talking climate and the future. In Washington, still no funding for Zika. At Fox News, a $20 million settlement for Gretchen Carlson. This hour On Point: Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
- Tom Ashbrook
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Washington Post: How Hillary Clinton Can Get That 'Presidential Look' — "Trump is not wrong that Hillary Clinton does not have That Presidential Look. She is, after all, female, something that no prior president has had the misfortune to be. And if there is one sort of content that women need more of, it is an article about how to look a certain way. So here is a quick guide to getting That Presidential Look."
Reuters: As Obama caps years of Asia 'pivot', regional tensions smolder -- "Obama, whose foreign policy focus has been widely seen as a response to China's economic and military muscle-flexing across the region, said critics at home were wrong to say it had failed when Asian leaders only wanted more. 'The concern that I've heard is — will it continue? And, almost uniformly, the questions I get from other leaders is: we hope that America's interest, and presence, and engagement is sustained,' he told a news conference in Vientiane, the capital of Laos. Nevertheless, there was barely concealed tension at the summit of East Asian and Southeast Asian nations in Laos."
New York Times: Forum Offers Preview of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Presidential Debate — "Of the two candidates, Mrs. Clinton faced by far the tougher and most probing questions from the moderator, Matt Lauer of NBC, and from an audience of military veterans about her use of private email, her vote authorizing the Iraq war, her hawkish foreign policy views and other issues."
Washington Post: Don’t be fooled — Donald Trump’s foreign policy is as scary as ever -- "There was a raw neo-imperialist tone to Trump’s rhetoric. When moderator Matt Lauer pressed him on how he would have done that (or would do it in the future), here’s how Trump responded: 'We would leave a certain group behind and you would take various sections where they have the oil. . . . You know, it used to be to the victor belong the spoils. Now, there was no victor there, believe me. . . . But I always said, take the oil.' "
This program aired on September 9, 2016.