News With Ed -- December 21, 2016

Russia not on Trump's defense priority list

A leaked Department of Defense document has made it clear that Russia is no longer among the USA’s top defense concerns. Does this represent a welcome thawing of USA’s relationship with the Russian Federation? Or is it a worrisome lapse in judgement? Former Pentagon spokesperson JD Gordon joins RT’s Ed Schultz to offer his analysis of Trump’s priorities and the goals of his administration.

Trump forms National Trade Council to manage global deals

Trump announced a new White House position exclusively focused on trade and jobs on Wednesday. The National Trade Council intends to “shrink our trade deficit, expand our growth, and help stop the exodus of jobs from our shores,” according to an official statement. Trump has tapped author and economist Dr. Peter Navarro, author of “Death by China” to head the Council. Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, joins RT America’s Ed Schultz with insight and analysis.