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John Kerry Was on a High School Hockey Team with Robert Mueller

August 19, 2019

-So, congratulations
on your memoir. This talks about many parts
of your life. -Can I start by thanking you
for not asking Fred to — -Yeah.
[ Laughter ] Fred, I feel like — I feel like
you would have nailed this one. -Yeah.
-No, no, no. Don’t, don’t. [ Laughter ] We’re not going there. -Of course, one of the things in
the book, as would be expected, is the 2004 presidential
campaign. -Yeah. -And I think a highlight for you in the 2004 presidential
campaign is I played you
on “Saturday Night Live.” -Yes, you did.
-There we go. There’s a young Seth Meyers
playing a young John Kerry. [ Cheers and applause ] Were you watching
“Saturday Night Live” when you were running for
president or were you too busy? -No, I — we would watch it
religiously. I would have played me
a little taller, Seth. -Yeah, I think that is…
[ Laughter ] That was one of the strikes
against it, for sure. -But, no, you did well enough
that you lost to Will Forte. -That’s true.
That’s a real burn on me. I thought — Obviously,
they didn’t love it in Ohio. -You were so good, though, the Swift boat guys started to
make up lies about you. -Yeah, that’s —
I still can’t get elected. This is also incredible to me. You went to St. Paul’s
in Concord, New Hampshire. -I did. -And you were on the hockey team
with Robert Mueller. -Yes. -This is a photo of
you and Robert Mueller on the same hockey team,
sitting next to each other. So that’s — that’s
Robert Mueller right there. What was he like
as a hockey teammate? -He was captain of the team. He was terrific. He was the best athlete
in our school. Very tough soccer player,
lacrosse player, and hockey player. As a lacrosse — I mean he’d
smack the other guys, knock them down. If he didn’t knock them down,
he’d indict them. No. [ Laughter ] Sorry. But he — really a strong guy. Very capable.
Best athlete in our school. -Do you feel capable — Do you have faith in him now
in his current role as well? -Well, let me put it this way. He would savage the defense
wherever he played. -Yeah, there you go. -Trump better get a better
lawyer than Rudy Giuliani. -Yeah. Yeah, that’s a good idea.
That’s a good idea. [ Applause ] I want to ask —
obviously, Secretary of State, you were a diplomat for years. There’s a diplomatic issue
right now with Saudi Arabia. There was the murder of
a journalist, Khashoggi. Today Donald Trump
came out and said he doesn’t necessarily agree
with the intelligence assessment that MBS ordered this murder. And he also doesn’t want to do
anything to put in jeopardy this relationship
with Saudi Arabia. Obviously our problematic ally that Saudi Arabia’s
been pre-dates President Trump. You had to deal with
this country. How would you move forward with
this situation where they are — whatever they did, they are
considered one of our allies. How do you deal with a situation
like this? -Well, first of all, you have to
deal with that situation, Seth, as well as almost every other
thing you’re trying to achieve by starting with
a baseline of facts, real facts. -Yeah. -Not alternative facts.
-Yeah. -Not an alternative reality
and so forth. And I think — you know, what
bothers me and I think bothers an awful lot of people is that there’s a consistency
and a pattern here of a president
who will not listen to his intelligence community,
who knows better. I don’t know
where the facts come from or where his information
comes from. But he —
With respect to Russia, he does not accept the judgment of the intelligence community
writ large. With respect to North Korea
and the fact that they’re continuing
to mobilize their weapons, to even build more weapons. He says, “No, no,
we have it under control. I love Kim Jong-Un.”
You know, I mean, this stuff. And then finally,
with Saudi Arabia, he’s not listening to
the community. You know,
we don’t know all the facts. I haven’t had a briefing.
I don’t know the intel facts. But he ought to be
listening to those folks and working with Congress
to get the facts because you’ve got to
have a foreign policy that people in the world
can respect because it’s based on truth. -Some of your accomplishments as
Secretary of State — the Paris climate change
agreement, the Iran nuclear deal. These were multi-lateral. These were obviously months
and months of negotiations, and sometimes years
went into these. Donald Trump has backed out of
both of them. Now, again, there are
conservatives who haven’t liked these from the beginning. Do you think Donald Trump is
backing out of it because of some
conservative principles? Or do you think it is just the
fact that they were something that you and President Obama and the Obama administration
accomplished? -I think more the latter. But let me say. Trump has decided to
get out of Paris, right? But the rest of the world
is staying in it. It makes you ask,
what does President Xi know? What does President Putin know?
What does President Macron know? Chancellor of Germany — what do all these people know
that Donald Trump doesn’t? You don’t have to answer that.
-Yeah. [ Laughter ] By the way, “almost anything”
would be the right answer. Yeah.
[ Laughter ] [ Applause ] But, you know —
but the climate change thing, there’s actually a lot of hope. Number one, we are seeing
38 states in the United States that equal 80% of the population
of our country are staying in. They’re still pursuing laws
they have in those states to move to sustainable
alternative renewable energy. In addition, you’ve got more
than a thousand mayors. Every major city in America’s
mayor has decided we’re going to try to live up
to the Paris agreement. So the good news is,
Donald Trump may have decided, “I’m getting out” of an agreement” that he can’t
officially get out of until one day
after the 2020 election. But the rest of the — of those
38 states and, you know, the American people writ large, they are committed
to doing Paris. They’re committed to staying in. And they’re not going to listen
to what Donald Trump is doing and whatever science he makes up
or, you know, divines through his uncle
who taught at M.I.T. and says he gave him
a great instinct for science. -Right. It does get
passed down genetically.


  • Reply Ganiscol November 21, 2018 at 11:08 am

    trump, because of the small man he is, fits well into every autocrats pocket. The Saudis are only the latest example.

  • Reply The Hand November 21, 2018 at 11:12 am

    Oh, so, Bob Muller is highly conflicted. 😊

  • Reply Chuck C November 21, 2018 at 11:17 am

    How much better the world would be if he had become President….

  • Reply sgbobsg November 21, 2018 at 11:22 am

    This guy would have made a great president. 100 times better than the big baby Drumpf.

  • Reply 황진우 November 21, 2018 at 11:22 am

    Kerry's so nice…he called Giuliani a lawyer!!!!!

  • Reply Frank Stake November 21, 2018 at 11:26 am

    he kinda dodged the question about what he would do differently about Saudi Arabia, of course if Obama (or probably anyone) had done what Trump did, Trump would have complained about how weak Obama was, just on general principle

  • Reply Cowboy Bob November 21, 2018 at 11:29 am

    Maybe the Republicans will decide they're basically too busy in the lame duck session to pursue anything. There's a budget extension that expires the 19th IIRC. These Congressmen don't like to take responsibility, they're quiet about the President more than defensive of him (fearing his bully pulpit.) The Congressional session that ended in 2015 passed a near record low of ~300 bills. Of those, after 24 months, over 100, one third, were passed in the last two months, the lame duck months.

  • Reply Action Hiro November 21, 2018 at 11:29 am

    I didn't know that Robert Mueller was a tough Hockey Player.
    Now I know Trump is really screwed

  • Reply New Message November 21, 2018 at 11:37 am

    John missed his calling as a comedy writer it seems.

  • Reply New Message November 21, 2018 at 11:42 am

    "What do all of these people know that Donald Trump doesn't? ….You do't have to answer that."

    Good thing.. it's only an hour long show.

  • Reply Spiderific! November 21, 2018 at 11:47 am

    I have said it before, and I'll say it again. He would have made a great President. I voted for him, and should he ever choose to run again, he'll have my vote a second time.

  • Reply Jennifer Lynn November 21, 2018 at 11:47 am

    Muppet Face

  • Reply Darling Nikki November 21, 2018 at 11:52 am

    My Dad is a Vietnam vet and there is a special place in my heart for them. Plus I have a lot of respect for John Kerry in general. also he used to be our (Massachusetts) state Senator, so I hail from his neck of the woods! 💓💙

  • Reply Ali Khan November 21, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    is kerry on blow check out the times he licks his lips while talkin

  • Reply Gal Dagon November 21, 2018 at 12:20 pm


  • Reply james64ibm November 21, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    Another one of these videos where you think "Oh yeah, that's another presidential candidate that's at least 1000 times better than Donald Trump", and that list does include – let me throw up in my mouth real quick – Ted Cruz.

  • Reply Sean Bean November 21, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    Love Kerry, but his plastic surgery creeps me out.

  • Reply JamieLan2011 November 21, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    So Mueller was badass even in his youth. Baby Donnie's in big trouble.

  • Reply Unruly Simian November 21, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    Cue Trumps twitter account. Proof positive that Mueller is a leftist!

  • Reply webster wu November 21, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    I literally could not tell the difference between the two in the hockey photo.
    Just a difference of height, other than that I could not tell.

  • Reply Payne_is_good R.J. November 21, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    tRump doesn't care about the facts all he cares about is the money

  • Reply ken wesaw November 21, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    So refreshing to listen to a smart witty politician – instead of an 8h grade bully dumbass 😎

  • Reply birkaran gill November 21, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    Climate change is ahoax

  • Reply Zack Smith November 21, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    WTH seth meyers moght some day bring God to his show

    If the size of the studio is big enough

  • Reply Will Crago November 21, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    Kerry basically just described the ultimate republican value. It’s not up to the federal government to make decisions on the environment; it’s up to local governments. 🙌🏻

  • Reply Nx Doyle November 21, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    Whoa! JK's had some work done.

  • Reply Lindalee Law November 21, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    Dear John,
    Please don't run for president. That's done.
    Be sec. of state, again. You've served so you know Intl. relations
    Sometimes , you can do more on the outside .

  • Reply ScytheNoire November 21, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    These days, ANY past Presidential candidates seem like such a better choice than Trump. I don't think America could've elected a worse person to be President.
    That barista at Starbucks who gets your name wrong: better option to be President.
    The old person who stands at the Wal-Mart entrance: better option to be President.
    The turkeys that were pardoned for Thanksgiving: better option to be President.

  • Reply Cancun771 November 21, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    You know who still gets intelligence briefings?

    Barack Obama.

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  • Reply Lindalee Law November 21, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    Christmas Cards for Vets
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  • Reply S Dev November 21, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    Lolol he's pretty funny I can't believe it

  • Reply Lukie Skywalker November 21, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    Is it just me or do Kerry and Mueller actually look like brothers in that picture?

  • Reply Kiernan Bishop November 21, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    Nailed it, FRED!!!

  • Reply Maine Explorer November 21, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    After the Swift Boat lies, I have less respect for Vietnam Vet's as I used to.

  • Reply futurestoryteller November 21, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    Kerry looks a little tall for hockey. I don't know if that's even a thing, that's just what popped into my head.

  • Reply Plen122 November 21, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    Kerry missed just one small thing, the possibility that Trump is telling everyone he doesn't listen to the experts, but then turns around and actually does what some of them say, behind the scenes. We all know he is an idiot. And, I doubt he would take a step without someone else's advice, so he could always blame that person. He says one thing and does another, it's all part of his TV act.

  • Reply Hildebeast Clinton November 21, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    “I threw my medals over the wall…’ sure you did, asshole.

  • Reply Alvaro Giron November 21, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    They both played hockey together? Smells like collusion to me!!

  • Reply vegastjg November 21, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    His wife is more famous

  • Reply Marcella Muhammad November 21, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    Can You Feel It

  • Reply mountain boy November 21, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    Anyone who played hockey is alright in my book

  • Reply BTO November 21, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    Has Trump tweeted insults to Kerry over this yet?

  • Reply Timothy Lee November 21, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    I was never big on John Kerry but after a couple years of trump his clear thinking is like a sip of water in a desert.

  • Reply Osckarre November 21, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    Watched the show last night and really enjoyed it.

  • Reply Michelle Partridge November 21, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    Trump will go along with any murder as long as you pay him, he definitely let you kill Eric cheap.

  • Reply Agumon5 November 21, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Isn't it just a bit weird that's so many powerful people in our country seem to know each other for so many years? It's almost like they come from the same set of elitist schools that groom them to be leaders while the rest of us get f*****.

  • Reply Eduardo Cuellar November 21, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    If he didn’t knock them down, he’d indict them. That’s why I clicked on the video.

  • Reply B. Terence Harwick November 21, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    Make Arabia Great Again ! Thank you Mr. Trump for clarifying what MAGA really stands for:

    Screw American citizens and its fully documented permanent residents and their children —
    You could not have sent your actual message more clearly to the world.

  • Reply TheLezinator November 21, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    1:15 that looks more like BJ Novak 🤣

  • Reply In Case You Didn't Know November 21, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    mueller was a snack

  • Reply Son of Tamriel November 21, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    Did Drumpf play Hockey?? :rofl:

  • Reply Nooctae November 21, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    All these years later, I'm still baffled this guy lost votes in 2004 because he speaks French. He's a very funny guy, when he came here, he started his talks in French, then switched to English saying " If I speak too much French they won't let me come back to America". lol

  • Reply ScootMagoot46 November 21, 2018 at 6:41 pm

    You will never be president, you Big-Money-Owned, Status-Quo, neoliberal Frankenstein.

  • Reply Jon Dez November 21, 2018 at 6:46 pm

    He looks like he got a face lift

  • Reply Cosmik Debris November 21, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    Kerry is great!

  • Reply commuted November 21, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    Does he talk about what he did to Egypt? Because that was a screw up of biblical proportion. The only way this makes sense (it doesn't) is that the CIA has a magic 8-ball. Maybe Kerry should know when to not listen to the intelligence community. Why not wait 2 years for the election? Did he think there would be mass capital trials of protestors?

  • Reply themarbleking November 21, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    All those posh cunts go to the same schools and colleges. They weren’t working class so I have only very limited respect for them.

  • Reply Krk Patterson November 21, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    I voted for Kerry – but can I just say how weird his plastic surgery has made him look? Oh well.

  • Reply Calvin Bottoms November 21, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    Kerry looks like the Tweety Bird lady now

  • Reply andybaldman November 21, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    Dude, lay off the botox.

  • Reply Jobri November 21, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    Does Kerry hire a writer for these appearances

  • Reply Billy Rock November 21, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    Only the coolest guys play hockey! 🏒

  • Reply Marc Touss November 21, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    donald trump was in the checkers club by himself…

  • Reply N W November 21, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    Trump never played hockey, due to bone spurs

  • Reply Super Rabbit November 21, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    Man, I forgotten what a true government statesman looks like

  • Reply Keep Moving November 21, 2018 at 10:45 pm

    Hockey teaches you about CHECKS and BALANCING on a razors edge.

  • Reply Eric P November 21, 2018 at 11:58 pm

    Lotta genetic diversity in that hockey photo. There's only 2 different types of nose.

  • Reply raylotfi November 22, 2018 at 1:47 am

    Thank you Mr. Kerry

  • Reply altitude illume November 22, 2018 at 2:45 am

    kerry's cool, show's up for vietnam war when WE called, #KERRYSHOWEDUP, NOT: tax-thief-trump of 5 draft dodges & stolen beans & bullets, or 911bush, killa'-karl rove, triggered-ted nugent, rowdy-rush limbaugh, balless-bill oreilly, pat the-bad-buchanan, a long list of ELITE-RED-SCAMMER'S…

  • Reply Donnie Hursey November 22, 2018 at 3:28 am

    Fox News is pulling together the threads of conspiracy. Fox = trump’s CIA

  • Reply Steve November 22, 2018 at 4:14 am

    Has Kerry had a face lift! He looks different somehow.

  • Reply Organic frugal Gardening November 22, 2018 at 6:09 am

    It’s a big club and you ain’t in it

  • Reply Ima Farmer November 24, 2018 at 3:05 pm trump. See what prof.kelly had to say about trump

  • Reply Cam-Asher Bond November 25, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    Kerry is quick.

  • Reply frank blanco November 26, 2018 at 3:33 am

    Lol I met John Kerry couple years ago . He cool af his hair is amazing 😊😊😊

  • Reply Erroneous Botch November 26, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    Mueller could get it back then

  • Reply Rob Geronimo December 1, 2018 at 8:13 pm

    Most boring man in the history of the world

  • Reply dfoiusfe December 28, 2018 at 5:32 am

    I'v never seen someone get burnt so much like Trump in this 'Ya burnt'. Oh, it's not 'Ya burnt'? …

  • Reply Balbi Francesca PY February 16, 2019 at 9:18 am

    John Kerry is a a great guy! I’ve liked and followed many things he’s done. If i was American and of age at the time he ran for president i would have voted for him no doubt. Decent reliable fella

  • Reply Robert W Norris II July 11, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    FBI vs. -Undisclosed Agencies.

  • Reply MegaryT Gerald Tietz July 13, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    Id love to see these same folks commenting about thier bromances with Mueller on july 26th
    After he refuses to answer questions about how he was supposed investigate Russians and foreign agents colluding to influence the out come of the 2016 election
    Not just trump but russian meddling period
    and yet never looked at…not one meantion of fact that the dnc hillary doj and the fbi
    All who admittedly
    colluded with russians and foriegn agents to influence the out come of the 2016 election
    This otta be fun

  • Reply Jessie Cantor July 25, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    Post July 24th, 2019- 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣!!


    Senile old turd didn't even write his own report!🤣🤣

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