John Dickerson Says The Presidency Has Become Impossible

  • Опубликовано: 17 апр 2018
  • ‘CBS This Morning’ co-host John Dickerson argues that, while it may not be possilbe, U.S. presidents would benefit from having fewer areas of responsibility.
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Комментарии • 598

  • Ian Brooke
    Ian Brooke Месяц назад

    John Dickerson is a class act!

  • masamune2984
    masamune2984 7 месяцев назад

    This may be oxymoronic, because I loved the intelligent dialogue going on here, but Dickerson seems like one of those kind of guys I'd love to have a beer with. Let's not even get into how hammered I'd probably get discussing Tolkien with Colbert...

  • altitude illume
    altitude illume 9 месяцев назад


  • altitude illume
    altitude illume 9 месяцев назад

    excellent guest, uh, and i see a hidden gem. BRING JOHN DICKERSON BACK.

  • April Neill
    April Neill 10 месяцев назад

    Who wants to see a Dickerson / Colbert Double Float Date? I think they could both use a break away from the news cycle (and all that squirrel hatchery going on in their brains!) with the ultimate mind detox of sensory deprivation and floating! Come be a guest at Lift / Next Level Floats in Brooklyn, John Dickerson and Stephen Colbert! They'd love to have you in for your double float date!
    #ColbertDickersonDoubleFloatDate #FloatLoversUnite #GetLifted

  • Frykauf La Kosta
    Frykauf La Kosta 10 месяцев назад

    Hmm, yes Dickerson is basically saying that the presidential system form of government is very much not working. And that it's actually not working for long time. As European I know that very well. US has one of the oldest democracies, but that also means that it's not the greatest. Quite the contrary it's one of the most flawed one. And it is simply because it is one of the oldest ones.

  • Blind Freddy
    Blind Freddy 10 месяцев назад

    The role of President as described in the constitution requires all 3 branches of Government to act in good faith otherwise you get a dictator, or Trump.

  • Don't_hit_trees
    Don't_hit_trees 10 месяцев назад

    Ok, what am I going to need for this interview... ah, a pen!
    Wait, no that’s ridiculous. But is it? What if I need one and don’t have one? I’d be mortified.
    I’m going to bring one just in case.

  • D LG
    D LG 10 месяцев назад

    I've always liked Dickerson. He's one of (very) few mainstream journalists that I have any respect for these days. Even though I get most of my news from independent online sources now, I still watch and read John's coverage. Keep up the good work, sir, and continue setting an example for your hack peers!

  • Penguinator
    Penguinator 10 месяцев назад


  • Bob Lowney
    Bob Lowney 10 месяцев назад

    great guy, bad tie

  • Deathbrewer
    Deathbrewer 10 месяцев назад

    I like how Dickerson still has the pen between his fingers while talking and gesturing, just like back on the news show, even though he doesn't need it here. Old habits die hard ;)

  • Deathbrewer
    Deathbrewer 10 месяцев назад

    Hey Colbert RUclip channel staff. There's a typo in the description (if you care.) You wrote "possilbe" instead of possible, in the first part ;)

  • agentd36
    agentd36 10 месяцев назад

    F Congress

  • agentd36
    agentd36 10 месяцев назад

    Stephen, I dare you to do one show without mentioning dear leader

  • Ollie Mitchell
    Ollie Mitchell 10 месяцев назад

    peace apparent picture when bird cool dozen introduction choice.

  • Simon Wilson
    Simon Wilson 10 месяцев назад

    oh gee, everyone on TV just calm the f*ck down if you cannot cope with too much going on. It's up to all of us to calm the f#ck down. That said, I hope realness and honesty wins out soon. I'm >ffing exhausted.

  • Marilyn Newman
    Marilyn Newman 10 месяцев назад

    Oh, I have the feeling everybody knows his name at the bar.

  • bush0165
    bush0165 10 месяцев назад

    Those two are twitterpated fo sho. So cute.

  • Scott V
    Scott V 10 месяцев назад

    Joe Rogan been on those tanks

  • Raghav BS
    Raghav BS 10 месяцев назад

    A 19th century "John Dickerson" would have been a slave owner!

  • Cameron Sipka
    Cameron Sipka 10 месяцев назад

    "when we get the news sweats!" lol

  • David Edwards
    David Edwards 10 месяцев назад

    John Dickerson Says The Presidency Has Become Impossible.
    I would say...BECOME?

  • Stuart Lamacraft
    Stuart Lamacraft 10 месяцев назад

    Why the pen? I am not familiar with his work, does he always have a pen?

  • edwin semidey
    edwin semidey 10 месяцев назад

    he was great

  • Harri v'Jah
    Harri v'Jah 10 месяцев назад +1

    4:56 Why does Dickerson have a pen?

  • Matt Palumbo
    Matt Palumbo 10 месяцев назад

    He looks exactly like his brother Eric.

  • William Kelley
    William Kelley 10 месяцев назад


  • Pasota S.F.
    Pasota S.F. 10 месяцев назад

    When did Ayahuasca become mainstream jargon?

  • 61lastchild
    61lastchild 10 месяцев назад

    People who say Rrump is making necessary changes to the Presidency, are the types who come visit you and throw their junk everyplace...and dont wear underwear while sittimg on your couch. (Junk out)

  • Brendan Bloomberg
    Brendan Bloomberg 10 месяцев назад

    Norm Macdonald for late show!

  • Brendan Bloomberg
    Brendan Bloomberg 10 месяцев назад

    I miss the days when you weren't a propagandist Cole Burt.

  • luis whatshisname
    luis whatshisname 10 месяцев назад

    Strikes were fired without consulting Congress and without evidence! based on a now debunked video of someone yelling 'gas'!

  • Core Bliss
    Core Bliss 10 месяцев назад

    Ya end the over powered office...divide the power

  • jwithJ
    jwithJ 10 месяцев назад

    We all miss you on Face the Nation!!! -- What does he need his pen for?

  • Ryan Hughes
    Ryan Hughes 10 месяцев назад

    Is he gay?

  • e.g John
    e.g John 10 месяцев назад

    Why does he have a pen in his hands..

  • xdarkprince
    xdarkprince 10 месяцев назад

    john dickerson?

  • Chas Blankenship
    Chas Blankenship 10 месяцев назад

    One point about sensory deprivation tanks.
    If you're looking into it and haven't tried one yet, either make sure you have no open wounds on your body whatsoever or protect them with Neosporin or Vaseline or whatever; some spas will provide such materials for you in the room.
    Because I missed one of mine and with only fifteen minutes left, I must've subconsciously twitched or something because...yikes. I mean obviously, you're climbing into a thing full of salt water. Just be safe. Cover any scrapes or wounds, make sure you're good to go, don't touch your face...because something so serene can turn into a painful slapstick routine on a dime.

  • Rob Dylan
    Rob Dylan 10 месяцев назад

    Why does he have a pencil? I didn't see him taking notes.

  • Blackie Bloom
    Blackie Bloom 10 месяцев назад

    Liberals, quick to react by projecting their assumptions on any case and as always time will show how much of a snowflake they are.

  • Manu Gulati
    Manu Gulati 10 месяцев назад

    He looks like he is part of hydra lol

  • Music Letters
    Music Letters 10 месяцев назад

    Bars are for suckers? Well, depends on the bar and who is sucking :-)

  • Brn. Bear
    Brn. Bear 10 месяцев назад

    Has anyone actually tried sensory deprivation, because I have a question.
    If your body is actually achieving rest in that state, wouldn't it count as sleeping?
    The one thing I've noticed from seeing a lot of people both in life and online after this exercise, is they seem like they just woke up. Fresher and more intrigued by sight, as if you were awake from a long sleep.

  • Mike G
    Mike G 10 месяцев назад

    That guy hosts a morning show on commercial tv ?? Please move to Australia, we only have complete morons on ours.

  • David A. Serna Santamaria
    David A. Serna Santamaria 10 месяцев назад +1

    Dick Jokerson jajajajajaja

  • John Davies
    John Davies 10 месяцев назад

    "Possibly" influencing the election?

  • gelmann
    gelmann 10 месяцев назад

    SOME OF President Donald J.TRUMPS accomplishments:
    1. Got rid of the law that forces people to
    buy ObummerCare or pay a fine to the IRS.
    2. Kicked ISIS Jihadists Asses !
    4. Passed tax cuts, reduced regulations
    and created a more positive environment for American business!
    5. Played hardball with North Korea &
    China and has brought Little Rocket Man
    to the table for talks! None of the past
    3 presidents could do that.
    6. renegotiating trade pacts and deals
    so USA doesn't get ripped off anymore.
    7. Secured our borders and support our
    Police and Military.
    8. Rebuild our Military!
    9. Got the U.S. out of the terrible "Paris Climate"
    agreement, in which the USA pays 100 Billion
    Dollars a year to 3rd World poor countries.
    10. Began a war on opoiods drugs
    11. Opened up drilling and
    fracking and approving oil pipelines.
    12. Started a major US Infrastructure rebuilding!
    13. Strengthen our bonds with
    Israel and move the US Embassy to Jerusalem!
    14. Stopped and turned back most of Obummer's
    Progressive Liberal Agenda.
    All This with 90% of our
    Liberal Biased Media pushing
    Fake Narratives and Globalists
    fighting Trump anyway they can
    and pushing a
    Bullsh*&t RussiaRussiaRussia fantasy.

    You can't Stump The Trump!
    M A G A !
    Trump for 7 More Years !!!!!!!!!!

  • gelmann
    gelmann 10 месяцев назад +1

    wow this guy said Trump is throwing out Moral Standards !>Trump is enpowering Religious Freedom and Protecting Our Nation - meeting with Rocket Man, Kicked ISIS, Economy getting better all the time !! Trump & more years ...............................................Ignore all this LIBERAL GLOBALIST BRAINWASHING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Melton Cartes
    Melton Cartes 10 месяцев назад +1

    Their friendship is a thing of beauty.

  • Amber Nelson
    Amber Nelson 10 месяцев назад

    Jon Batiste’s musical intros are wonderful, pls stop editing them out!

  • sebastian k.
    sebastian k. 10 месяцев назад

    Please execute more work colbert with dickerson- "the bar is low" to long!

  • macattack423
    macattack423 10 месяцев назад +1

    Gotta love that he never puts down the pen

  • Nx Doyle
    Nx Doyle 10 месяцев назад

    Article I, Section 8, Clause 1 was written into the Constitution as one of the great shifts away from the European monarchical tradition of kings and queens just kicking off because they wanted to flex their kingly and queenly muscles. It was about ensuring that power was not concentrated. So the idea of military action going ahead without Congressional approval is, on its face, in direct opposition to the spirit, if not entirely the word, of the framers' intentions. In other words, Prezidolt Fucktard should not have that kind of control.

  • radpath1
    radpath1 10 месяцев назад

    Great interview and good rapport. Mr Dickerson might have mis-spoken when he said his blood pressure dropped 20 beats. . . that might be 20mmHg . . . or maybe that is what he meant to say !

  • Nx Doyle
    Nx Doyle 10 месяцев назад

    Want to see more Dickerson. The only man in the broadcast media who did what hundreds of millions of people around the world are _begging_ the media to do: pin the fucker down until he squirms out and runs away.
    Every question he gets should have 'why do you lie all the time?' at its heart.

  • Fish
    Fish 10 месяцев назад

    Lose the pen.

  • Adam Martin
    Adam Martin 10 месяцев назад

    This whole thing of micromanaging because you're afraid of being blamed isn't just a presidential problem... it's a problem with EVERY leadership position. And if that makes being a leader impossible, then why the f*ck do we need leaders? This hierarchical system we have needs a revamp. Networked society for the win.

  • Fake President
    Fake President 10 месяцев назад

    *. . .and by "Highly Idiosyncratic", John means A TRAITOR !!*

  • Janeen Reavis
    Janeen Reavis 10 месяцев назад

    Lol...give the job of President to a single Mom...we will clean house, do the job, and balance the budget, got solutions to the world...we know how to take care for all world problems, for everyone and create winning solutions!!! :-0 lol

  • Jake O.
    Jake O. 10 месяцев назад

    When does that magazine come out? Can't find the article online and it doesn't look like this month's issue.

  • Robert's Art Studio
    Robert's Art Studio 10 месяцев назад

    Why is he holding that pen?

  • The Adventures of Drew and Amanda
    The Adventures of Drew and Amanda 10 месяцев назад

    that was a delightful conversation.

  • Orion6699
    Orion6699 10 месяцев назад

    I would say congress is damn near impossible as well. All these hard left and hard right nut cases who think everyone in the country should toe their line or get lost. No compromise... its just dysfunctional.

  • psuengineer84
    psuengineer84 10 месяцев назад

    John is a gem of a person.

  • Ronnie Dell
    Ronnie Dell 10 месяцев назад

    We the American people have watched all our networks for 50 years, until a millionaire gangster traitor tells us it is fake , we know the truth and the facts. These Trump cult thugs have the same mind set, they would sell out the country and the freedoms we have fought and died for. TRUMP IS A TRAITOR/GANGSTER and owned many times over , this time it is Russia AND THE GODFATHER PUTIN..VOTE..FUNNY HOW ICE HAS NOT RAIDED ANY RUSSIAN BUSINESS IN THE BROOKLYN OR NEW YORK AREA

  • Martine
    Martine 10 месяцев назад

    was that a real article? I couldn't find it.

  • Sonja Baris
    Sonja Baris 10 месяцев назад

    I don't care for this Dickerson guy. Thanks Stephen for snatching the magazine away from him.

  • Grimbeard
    Grimbeard 10 месяцев назад

    It's not quite true that Trump 'has no bar'. He has half a bar whenever he's around Ivanka.

  • Eric Koontz
    Eric Koontz 10 месяцев назад

    John Dickerson represents, for me, the ideal man. Handsome, well-groomed, well-spoken, and ever so intelligent. I'm in love with this a distance.

  • Lori Kanz
    Lori Kanz 10 месяцев назад

    Can John Dickerson be our president? Please?

    RORAMVS3 10 месяцев назад

    Stop blaming Comey for Hilary's lost...Hilary Clinton lost because of Hilary Clinton.

  • 113 DmG
    113 DmG 10 месяцев назад

    Seems like Trump has more similarities to Obama than he cares to admit. Unless Trump is just copying him.
    Bah ha ha ha ha

  • contraryMV
    contraryMV 10 месяцев назад

    He reminds me of Niles Crane, only humble.

  • Dave Shaver
    Dave Shaver 10 месяцев назад

    I think Mr Dickerson is very right about the unmanageable character of the presidential office :)

  • tiotito31
    tiotito31 10 месяцев назад

    Guy's so used to hosting CBS This Morning with a pen in his hand, he even brings it on Colbert.

  • Hannah Raymond
    Hannah Raymond 10 месяцев назад

    Why is he holding a pen?

  • Mike Suarez
    Mike Suarez 10 месяцев назад

    The only thing that's become impossible is the Late Show's watchability. This show SUCKS

  • Kim Fuck U
    Kim Fuck U 10 месяцев назад

    Just read "...The Presidency Has Become Impossible". Become?

  • ALizardLoves You
    ALizardLoves You 10 месяцев назад

    John hasn’t read the book, sounds like he watched interviews and got the snapshot, but his questions sounds like he hasn’t read it...

  • Chris Ferry
    Chris Ferry 10 месяцев назад

    will the pen need to be surgically removed ?

  • Bear Shit
    Bear Shit 10 месяцев назад

    1:43. This is exactly how I used to do book reports in school. 😅

  • lbj325
    lbj325 10 месяцев назад +1

    Love John Dickerson and Stephen Colbert! They’re so intelligent and charming. Great banter and camaraderie as always!

  • shootsbraw
    shootsbraw 10 месяцев назад

    Why the fuking fuk is Mr Dickerson holding a mothefukin pen?!?! massive douchebaggery

  • Stev Rex
    Stev Rex 10 месяцев назад

    d. drumpf's torrent of daily lies is not a tenable change. d. drumpf's stupidity about every-single-issue is not a tenable change. d. drumpfs lack of policy and or coherent structured thought is not a tenable change. Only the idiots incapable of logical thought find anything good in d. drumpf. A guy so phony he even uses a fake last name and some other families crest!

  • Matthew Jones
    Matthew Jones 10 месяцев назад +1

    Stewart better watch out, seems like Stephen has a new best friend

  • zBijs
    zBijs 10 месяцев назад

    Tremendous argument... "well, we know that Comey, also, is not TOTALLY clean, so...". Yeah he is not 100% clean. So, it's his words against the words of ANOTHER guy who is not TOTALLY dirty. I am pretty sure, 100%, that even trump can not be 100% dirty. Surely he has done SOME good, he has spoken SOME truths, .... some time (since he was born).

  • fredy gump
    fredy gump 10 месяцев назад

    Comey is a it is impossible for it to be a "Partisan". Mueller is also a Republican. Funny how Republicans forget this!

  • XxSlySlinger v1
    XxSlySlinger v1 10 месяцев назад

    How fast he said because Obama did it in syria lmfao...its Obama's fault you can see how Democrats are backstabber

  • XxSlySlinger v1
    XxSlySlinger v1 10 месяцев назад

    Stephen gave me cancer...grow your beard out and shut up idiot

  • Rehab. Halim
    Rehab. Halim 10 месяцев назад

    Dude. That fucking rocked !

  • Kim Bloomfield
    Kim Bloomfield 10 месяцев назад

    Why does John Dickerson have a pen in his right hand the whole time?

  • Martyre20
    Martyre20 10 месяцев назад


  • justfetus
    justfetus 10 месяцев назад +1

    John Dickerson is a national treasure.

  • Tina McLaughlin
    Tina McLaughlin 10 месяцев назад

    Trump wouldn't handle a sensory deprivation tank. It would spit him out!

  • Morten Potzdidler
    Morten Potzdidler 10 месяцев назад

    The media tilts coverage against Trump, while they tilted it for Obama. Benghazi, Fast and Furious, the entire Libya invasion and its awful repercussions, Rev Wright, Larry Sinclair, Soros literally being a part of government ops from Ferguson to Ukraine (but that, of course, would never be called foreign influence), the billion dollar Obamacare website, Biden's business interests with the right wing, Soros-controlled Ukraine government, etc.
    But we're supposed to believe the media is unbiased. Because they say so.

  • Carlos Rodriguez
    Carlos Rodriguez 10 месяцев назад

    Is Trump bringing attention and stress testing elements of the Presidency that 'some' feel are due? Perhaps. Is that more important than the actual damage being done to economy, rule of law, international relations etc?
    Feels like an intellectual examination of the role of the Presidency could be lost among other, larger issues.

  • benedictify
    benedictify 10 месяцев назад

    I miss Charlie Rose. I wish he hadn't been a pervert.

  • YngtchieMusic
    YngtchieMusic 10 месяцев назад

    John Dickerson is my main reason for checking out any episode of the Political Gabfest. And his Whistlestop series is tremendous for anyone interested in US history, or political history in general. One of the very few political commentators who always keeps it cool. Huge respect for the man, always on point and always on topic.

  • Patricia de Pastors
    Patricia de Pastors 10 месяцев назад

    Colbert is on fire!! So great to have ha voice in all of this