GAVE HIM THREE BUNCHES OF SUN FAILURES TO WISH HAPPY BID HE JOINED CARDINALS FOR MASS.

PRESIDENT OBAMA IN HAWAII THIS MORNING, FIRST FAMILY LANDED IN HONOLULU OVERNIGHT, THE PRESIDENT DID GET BUSINESS DONE LAST FEW HOURS SIGNED BILL THOROUGHFARING MORE THAN A HALF BILLION DOLLARS FOR CALIFORNIA BECAUSE OF THE DROUGHT.

A SOME DEMOCRATS AGAINST THAT CALLING IT A GIVEAWAY.

BEFORE HE LEFT WAUBT HE DID TAKE A FEW SHOTS AT RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN DURING A WHITE HOUSE NEWS CONFERENCE OBAMA STOPPED SHORT OF SAYING PUTIN BEING ORCHESTRATED RUSSIAN HACKING HE DID SAY NOT MUCH HAPPENS IN RUSSIA WITHOUT PUTIN'S APPROVAL.

A DEEPER LOOK WHAT THE PRESIDENT TALKED ABOUT WITH REPORTERS.

OUR POLITICAL ANALYST FROM CLAREMONT MCKENNA COLLEGE THANKS SO ARE JOINING IS AGAIN, YOU — AS SAYING YESTERDAY BEFORE PRESIDENT OBAMA LEFT ON HAWAIIAN VACATION HE TALKED TO REPORTERS ABOUT PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN RUSSIAN POSSIBLE HACKING SUGGESTED HYPERYOU PARTISANSHIP IS MAKING U.

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VULNERABLE.

OVER A THIRD OF REPUBLICAN VOTERS APPROVE OF VLADIMIR PUTIN THE FORMER HEAD OF THE KGB.

RONALD REAGAN WOULD ROLL OVER IN HIS GRAVE.

HOW DID THAT HAPPEN? IT HAPPENED IN PART BECAUSE FOR TOO LONG EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS IN THIS TOWN EVERYTHING THAT IS SAID IS SEEN THROUGH LENS OF HELP OR HURT US THE DEMOCRATS OR TO PRESIDENT OBAMA.

EARE.

A PROFESSOR YOUR TAKE WHAT THE PRESIDENT JUST SAID.

THERE IS SOMETHING TO WHAT HE SAID.

HE IS REFERRING TO A POL TAKEN BY — ECONOMISTS 37% OF REPUBLICANS HAVE A FAVORABLE VIEW OF VLADIMIR PUTIN COMPARED WITH 10% JUST A SHORT TIME AGO.

OBVIOUSLY THIS IS DRIVEN BY PARTISANSHIP, IT IS NOT THAT EACH SIDE IS CRAZY ABOUT ITS LEADERSHIP BUT THEY HATE THE OTHER SIDE.

AND WE'RE SEEING THIS PLAY OUT IN CAMPAIGNS WE'RE SEEING THIS PLAY OUT IF THE HALLS OF CONGRESS, IT IS GOING TO BE A PROBLEM FOR THE INCOMING PRESIDENT BECAUSE HE IS GOING TO GIVE A LOT OF PUSH BACK FROM DEMOCRATS EVEN IF HE WERE TO MAKE DECISIONS THEY WOULDN'T ORDINARILY AGREE WITH, SO WHAT THE REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT, THIS YOU PARTISAN ATMOSPHERE IS GOING TO BE A PROBLEM FOR O GOVERNING.

PRESIDENT OBAMA CALLED FOR A FULL INVESTIGATION INTO RUSSIA'S POSSIBLY INVOLVEMENT IN THAT ELECTION, AT THIS POINT THERE IS ANY EVIDENCE THAT THEY COULD HAVE HAD SOME HAND IN THE OUTCOME OF OUR ELECTION? WELL, THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THAT THEY HACKED THE — THE RESULTS AT POLLS.

THE QUESTION IS WHAT WAS THEIR ROLE IN WIKILEAKS DID THIS COME FROM RUSSIA, TRUMP SAYS HE DOESN'T BELIEF RUSSIA HE BELIEVES COULD HAVE BEEN SOME GUY IN PAJAMAS, INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY SAYS IT WAS RUSSIA, THE PROBLEM.

THE EVIDENCE IS HIGHLY CLASSIFIED HIGHLY TECHNICAL, FOR MOST PEOPLE, IT IS A QUESTION OF DO YOU BELIEVE THE WORD OF IT INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY WE DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO EVIDENCE, WE ARE AT A — I DOUBT IT, AND EVEN IF WE DID, IT IS HIGHLY TECHNICAL — SO A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE — ARE JUST — THE — THIS KIND OF ISSUE, REQUIRES YOU TO TAKE THE WORD OF THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY AND A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE JUST DISTRUSTFUL OF GOVERNMENT WE MAY NEVER GET A FULL HE SETTLEMENT OF THIS IN THE PUBLIC MIND.

DONALD TRUMP SAID IN THE MATTER OF WHAT IS WRONG WITH BECOMING FRIENDS WITH RUSSIA IN A SENSE, WHAT IS IS THERE A PROBLEM YOU SEE IN THE POLITICAL WORLD OF YOU KNOW GETTING ALONG WITH EVERYONE AT THIS POINT.

ON ONE HAND YOU WANT GOOD RELATIONS WITH OTHER COUNTRIES IT IS TRUE UP TO THAT-POINT POP.

BUT VLADIMIR PUTIN IS A DICTATOR.

HE IS A BRUTAL AUTOCRAT, AND TAKING TOO SOFT LINE ON PUTIN AS PRESIDENT OBAMA SAID IS NOT CONSISTENT WITH PRESIDENT REAGAN'S ATTITUDE TOWARDS WHAT WAS THE SOVIET UNION IS NOT CONSISTENT WITH AMERICAN VALUES SO A JUDGMENT CALL EVERY PRESIDENT HAS TO MAKE AND THE JUDGMENT THAT PRESIDENT THE ELECT TRUMP IS TAKING IS HIGHLY CONTROVERSIAL.

GOING A LITTLE BIT TO CHINA ISSUE WE HEARD PRESIDENT OBAMA YESTERDAY SAY HE CALLED INTO QUESTION TRUMP'S ONE CHINA POLICY, TRUMP IS QUESTIONING THAT WOULD YOU HAVE BITE OF PRESIDENT OBAMA TALKING ABOUT THAT LISTEN TO THAT.

HOW THEY SEE THEMSELVES.

AND THEIR REACTION ON THIS ISSUE COULD END UP BEING VERY SIGNIFICANT.

THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT YOU HAVE TOED A HE TO EVERYTHING IN THE PAST YOU HAVE TO THINK OF — PLAN FOR POTENTIAL REACTIONS THAT MAY REMAIN.

, OF COURSE, THIS IS IN RESPONSE TO TRUMP TAKING THAT PHONE CALL FROO T FROM TAIWAN'S PRESIDENT.

ONE CHINA POLICY HAS BEEN IN PLACE SINCE 1970S UNDER REPUBLICAN DEMOCRATIC ADMINISTRATION ALIKE, INVOLVES A LOT OF DIPLOMATIC AM BUGITY.

PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS POWER TO CHANGE THAT THE QUESTION IS HAS HE THOUGHT THROUGH CONVENTIONS, CHINA IS TACKING A AGGRESSIVE ACTIONS SOUTH CHINA SEA IF YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT AGGRESSIVE ACTIONS BY A NUCLEAR POWERED LARGE COUNTRY THOSE CONVENTIONS COULD BE SEVERE INDEED.

AND SO WE HAVE TO WORRY THAT PRESIDENT-ELECT HAS THOUGHT THROUGH WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT.

CHINA MOVES AGGRESSIVELY WHAT WILL UNITED STATES DO THEN? ONE WOULD HOPE THAT HE HAS A PLAN IN PLACE FOR DEALING WITH THOSE CONSEQUENCES.

PRESIDENT OBAMA NOW ON VACATION IN HAWAII I AM SURE.