YouTube CEO says ‘sorry,’ but defends hosting videos with homophobic slurs

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki speaks during the opening keynote address at the Google I/O 2017 Conference at Shoreline Amphitheater on May 17, 2017 in Mountain View, California. Maza said that he has been the subject of targeted harassment for years that included both anti-gay and anti-Mexican slurs. But, she added, YouTube looked at the videos in question, “and in the end, we decided it was not violative of our policy.” Wojcicki said that YouTube has a “high bar” for what counts as malicious mater


YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki speaks during the opening keynote address at the Google I/O 2017 Conference at Shoreline Amphitheater on May 17, 2017 in Mountain View, California. Maza said that he has been the subject of targeted harassment for years that included both anti-gay and anti-Mexican slurs. But, she added, YouTube looked at the videos in question, “and in the end, we decided it was not violative of our policy.” Wojcicki said that YouTube has a “high bar” for what counts as malicious mater
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YouTube CEO says 'sorry,' but defends hosting videos with homophobic slurs

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki speaks during the opening keynote address at the Google I/O 2017 Conference at Shoreline Amphitheater on May 17, 2017 in Mountain View, California.

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona — YouTube’s chief executive apologized on Monday for the hurt she said is caused by videos with anti-gay slurs, but said the company was right to let the videos remain on its service.

CEO Susan Wojcicki, in an on-stage interview at the tech-focused Code Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, spoke publicly for the first time since YouTube last week imposed a stricter ban on hate speech, including videos that promote ideas of racial superiority.

But rather than being lauded for tackling Nazism, Wojcicki was met with a barrage of questions about videos she has decided to leave up. The questions were prompted by journalist Carlos Maza launching a campaign last month to bring attention to homophobic abuse and harassment he says he received from a conservative YouTube personality.

Maza said that he has been the subject of targeted harassment for years that included both anti-gay and anti-Mexican slurs. Several activists are lobbying to ban YouTube’s parent company, Google, from the San Francisco Pride march this month over what they see as the service’s inaction.

“I know the decision we made was very hurtful to the LGBTQ community,” Wojcicki said. “That was not our intention at all. We’re really sorry about that.”

But, she added, YouTube looked at the videos in question, “and in the end, we decided it was not violative of our policy.”

“I do agree this was the right decision,” she said.

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Wojcicki, a high-profile Silicon Valley executive, faced a skeptical crowd at the annual conference for tech and media professionals. When Ina Fried, a journalist from Axios, suggested during a question-and-answer period that Wojcicki wasn’t actually sorry, the audience greeted the question with applause.

YouTube, like Facebook and other online services that rely on users for content, is facing growing scrutiny over material that shows violence, promotes hatred or is objectionable in other ways. The service’s rulebook bans harassment, for example, but only when it is “malicious.”

Wojcicki said that YouTube has a “high bar” for what counts as malicious material, and that the service faced a challenge in being consistent. She said the same rules needed to apply across the board, including to late-night comedy shows or rap music videos.


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Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn hosting fundraiser for Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during the introduction of the Climate Action Now Act on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., March 27, 2019. Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn is hosting a fundraiser at his Los Angeles mansion for House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, CNBC has learned. In an email to CNBC, Horn confirmed details of the event that he and his wife, Cindy, are holding for Pelosi. Horn has been a longtime backer of


Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during the introduction of the Climate Action Now Act on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., March 27, 2019. Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn is hosting a fundraiser at his Los Angeles mansion for House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, CNBC has learned. In an email to CNBC, Horn confirmed details of the event that he and his wife, Cindy, are holding for Pelosi. Horn has been a longtime backer of
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Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn hosting fundraiser for Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during the introduction of the Climate Action Now Act on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., March 27, 2019.

Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn is hosting a fundraiser at his Los Angeles mansion for House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, CNBC has learned.

In an email to CNBC, Horn confirmed details of the event that he and his wife, Cindy, are holding for Pelosi.

“We are in fact hosting an event for Nancy and the DCCC at our home on May 30,” he said on Tuesday.

There are at least 12 other House Democrats attending the event, including House Intel Committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-CA, DCCC Chairwoman Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-IL, Rep. Gil Cisneros, D-CA, Rep. Abby Finkenauer, D-IA, Rep. Katie Hill, D-CA, Rep. Nita Lowey, D-NY, Rep.Richard Neal, D-MA, Rep. Harley Rouda, D-CA, and Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-IL, according to a senior Democratic congressional aide with direct knowledge of the matter.

Horn has been a longtime backer of the DCCC, the official campaign arm for Democrats running for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. He donated just over $95,000 to the committee during the 2018 congressional midterm elections, according to Federal Election Commission records. During former President Barack Obama’s second term in office, Horn hosted at least one DCCC fundraising event with the then-commander in chief as the featured guest.

He was also a supporter of Hillary Clinton when she ran for the White House in 2016, helping her raise at least $100,000 and contributing $50,000 directly to her joint fundraising committee, the Hillary Victory Fund, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics.

Horn referred questions about how much each ticket will cost and names of other attendees to his political consultant who declined to respond to follow up requests for comment. Tickets for a prior fundraiser with Obama as the marquee guest ranged from $15,000 to $66,800 per couple.

A spokesman for the DCCC said that the event was closed to the press while a representative for Pelosi’s office did not return an email seeking comment.

A strong year of fundraising before the next congressional election in 2020 will likely prove crucial for House Democrats if they want to successfully defend their majority.

In 2018, the party flipped at least 40 seats and pulled off enough victories to retake control of the House.

The nonpartisan Cook Political Report, however, shows that in 2020, 31 Democrats are up for re-election are in districts carried by President Donald Trump when he first ran for president three years ago. It marks 17 Democrat-held seats as toss-ups, which includes districts in New York, Iowa, Virginia and South Carolina.


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Apple is getting so serious about health, it’s started hosting heart-health events at Apple Stores

It started with a panel on the topic of heart health and ended with an walk around the block to demonstrate the activity features on the Apple Watch. Apple has not previously hosted any dedicated health events at its Apple Stores, but it has scheduled three this month, including in Chicago and New York. Also on the topic of the Apple Heart Study, Harrington made a few interesting points on what he hopes to find. Apple’s Desai added that the study is also looking at behavior, and not just populat


It started with a panel on the topic of heart health and ended with an walk around the block to demonstrate the activity features on the Apple Watch. Apple has not previously hosted any dedicated health events at its Apple Stores, but it has scheduled three this month, including in Chicago and New York. Also on the topic of the Apple Heart Study, Harrington made a few interesting points on what he hopes to find. Apple’s Desai added that the study is also looking at behavior, and not just populat
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Apple is getting so serious about health, it's started hosting heart-health events at Apple Stores

Apple hosted its first health-focused event at its Union Square store in San Francisco on Monday evening. It started with a panel on the topic of heart health and ended with an walk around the block to demonstrate the activity features on the Apple Watch.

Apple has not previously hosted any dedicated health events at its Apple Stores, but it has scheduled three this month, including in Chicago and New York. The events are in support of Heart Month, as heart health is a big area of focus for the Apple Watch, which includes an optical sensor to measure the user’s heart rate and (in the new version) an electrocardiogram to measure the heart’s rhythm.

These events are yet another signal that the company is positioning health care is key to its future. Its executives have said as much, with the Tim Cook noting to CNBC’s Jim Cramer that health will be the company’s “greatest contribution to mankind.” As it scales back in other departments, like self-driving cars, the company is growing its team and making some big investments in health.

The company’s CEO Tim Cook even tweeted about the event on Tuesday:

At the event, Apple Health’s Sumbul Desai spoke alongside the celebrity fitness trainer Jeanette Jenkins and the American Heart Association’s president-elect Robert Harrington. Apple’s Julz Arny, who works on special projects for fitness at Apple, moderated the session.

Here were a few of the highlights:

Apple vice president Sumbul Desai shared a few of her reasons for joining Apple from Stanford, where she worked as a physician and digital health executive director: “I went to medical school to have an impact and now I have the opportunity to be able to do that at scale,” she said.

Desai, alongside Harrington from the American Heart Association, revealed they plan to release the results of the Apple Heart Study at the American College of Cardiology meetings on March 16. The study, which enrolled more than 400,000 people, is designed to research whether the Apple Watch can pick up a heart rhythmic disorder called atrial fibrillation.

Also on the topic of the Apple Heart Study, Harrington made a few interesting points on what he hopes to find. He noted that the medical field still doesn’t know the incidence of atrial fibrillation, a condition that puts people at risk for strokes, in a population. It’s uncommon for such a large population of people to be studied, as most clinical research is limited to a few thousand people.

Apple’s Desai added that the study is also looking at behavior, and not just population health trends. She noted that the findings might also reveal how doctors manage this new information, gleaned via an Apple Watch, and how consumers are responding to it.

Both the Apple employees talked about how they’ll take time to read the health-related letters that Apple users send in to the company’s CEO Tim Cook. “It drives the work we do at Apple,”

As the event broke up, everyone walked around the block with Jenkins, the famous fitness trainer. A few people cheered when they closed their rings, and then dispersed.

WATCH: How to use the Apple Watch’s new ECG feature


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John Hickenlooper hosting birthday fundraiser in NY as he mulls 2020 run

John Hickenlooper, the Democratic former Colorado governor, is coming to New York to celebrate his 67th birthday on Thursday and raise money for his political action committee as he mulls entering the 2020 race for president, CNBC has learned. Hickenlooper will be hosting the celebration in midtown Manhattan. Suggested contributions to his Giddy Up political action committee range from $500 to $5,000, according to an invitation first reviewed by CNBC. While the invitation does not say whether Hi


John Hickenlooper, the Democratic former Colorado governor, is coming to New York to celebrate his 67th birthday on Thursday and raise money for his political action committee as he mulls entering the 2020 race for president, CNBC has learned. Hickenlooper will be hosting the celebration in midtown Manhattan. Suggested contributions to his Giddy Up political action committee range from $500 to $5,000, according to an invitation first reviewed by CNBC. While the invitation does not say whether Hi
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John Hickenlooper hosting birthday fundraiser in NY as he mulls 2020 run

John Hickenlooper, the Democratic former Colorado governor, is coming to New York to celebrate his 67th birthday on Thursday and raise money for his political action committee as he mulls entering the 2020 race for president, CNBC has learned.

Hickenlooper will be hosting the celebration in midtown Manhattan. Suggested contributions to his Giddy Up political action committee range from $500 to $5,000, according to an invitation first reviewed by CNBC.

While the invitation does not say whether Hickenlooper has decided to run for president, an email to prospective donors hints at a major announcement could be on the horizon.

“After having finished his tenure of sixteen years of public service in Colorado (eight years as Mayor of Denver and eight as Governor), Hickenlooper is exploring his next steps to figure out if there is a path for him to help re-orient the nation’s politics by solving problems together,” the email says.

A spokeswoman for his PAC confirmed that Hickenlooper will be hosting his party on Thursday but declined to give details on how many people or who will be attending.


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Arthur Blank talks Super Bowl, economy and politics with CNBC

Ahead of the Super Bowl in Atlanta, CNBC sat down with Arthur Blank, owner of the hosting Atlanta Falcons. Blank talked with CNBC about everything, including his experience hosting the Super Bowl, his effort to make concession prices fan-friendly at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta and for whom he’ll be rooting this Sunday. He also talked about his views on the economy, the political climate and the biggest national issues. The Falcons’ owner said he “hates to see the extremes on both sides.” “O


Ahead of the Super Bowl in Atlanta, CNBC sat down with Arthur Blank, owner of the hosting Atlanta Falcons. Blank talked with CNBC about everything, including his experience hosting the Super Bowl, his effort to make concession prices fan-friendly at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta and for whom he’ll be rooting this Sunday. He also talked about his views on the economy, the political climate and the biggest national issues. The Falcons’ owner said he “hates to see the extremes on both sides.” “O
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Arthur Blank talks Super Bowl, economy and politics with CNBC

Ahead of the Super Bowl in Atlanta, CNBC sat down with Arthur Blank, owner of the hosting Atlanta Falcons. He is also a co-founder of Home Depot.

Blank talked with CNBC about everything, including his experience hosting the Super Bowl, his effort to make concession prices fan-friendly at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta and for whom he’ll be rooting this Sunday.

He also talked about his views on the economy, the political climate and the biggest national issues. He said that “our country is going through a difficult time,” referencing both economics and “the issue of diversity and inclusion.” The Falcons’ owner said he “hates to see the extremes on both sides.”

Blank mentioned his focus on the country opening its doors and coming up with respectful immigration laws. “One of the great things about our great cities like Atlanta is the diversity that exists here.”

See below for the full interview.


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Jordan’s PM: We need a more sustainable plan to help countries hosting refugees

The international community needs to get serious when it comes to its commitments to helping countries that host refugees, Jordan’s prime minister said Thursday. “Because the countries that are receiving the refugees are experiencing host country exhaustion, not fatigue. So we need a long term structure for helping countries like Jordan be able to help refugees invest in their own human capital, education, health and skills, and one day help them repatriate in their countries.” It also is home t


The international community needs to get serious when it comes to its commitments to helping countries that host refugees, Jordan’s prime minister said Thursday. “Because the countries that are receiving the refugees are experiencing host country exhaustion, not fatigue. So we need a long term structure for helping countries like Jordan be able to help refugees invest in their own human capital, education, health and skills, and one day help them repatriate in their countries.” It also is home t
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Jordan's PM: We need a more sustainable plan to help countries hosting refugees

The international community needs to get serious when it comes to its commitments to helping countries that host refugees, Jordan’s prime minister said Thursday. With the second-highest share of refugees compared to its population in the world and struggling economic growth, the Levantine kingdom needs sustained support in order to keep up what it sees as a vital humanitarian mission.

“When certain countries look across their borders and see waves of refugees coming, they need to make a decision on opening their borders on a pure humanitarian basis, but they need to understand that there will be global support, and that it will not be subject to donor fatigue quickly,” Prime Minister Omar Razzaz told CNBC’s Hadley Gamble during a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

“Because the countries that are receiving the refugees are experiencing host country exhaustion, not fatigue. So we need a long term structure for helping countries like Jordan be able to help refugees invest in their own human capital, education, health and skills, and one day help them repatriate in their countries.”

Jordan, long seen as an island of stability in a highly volatile neighborhood, has been hit hard economically by an influx of 1.4 million Syrian refugees since that country’s civil war began in 2011, according to data from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). It also is home to some two million Palestinian refugees, many of whom have integrated into society, though several hundred thousand remain in refugee camps. Government estimates put the cost of absorbing Syria’s refugees into Jordan at $10 billion.


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Japan could see a $3.5 billion boost for hosting 2019’s biggest sporting event

The Rugby Union World Cup is billed as the world’s third-largest global sporting event, behind the Olympics and soccer World Cup, due to its participating nations, ticket sales and television audience. “We’ve had some independent studies done and they predict that in British pounds there will be about £2.79 billion ($3.5 billion) of increased economic activity around the Rugby World Cup.” Rugby World Cup Organizing Committee CEO Akira Shimazu exclusively told CNBC ahead of Japan’s November inter


The Rugby Union World Cup is billed as the world’s third-largest global sporting event, behind the Olympics and soccer World Cup, due to its participating nations, ticket sales and television audience. “We’ve had some independent studies done and they predict that in British pounds there will be about £2.79 billion ($3.5 billion) of increased economic activity around the Rugby World Cup.” Rugby World Cup Organizing Committee CEO Akira Shimazu exclusively told CNBC ahead of Japan’s November inter
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Japan could see a $3.5 billion boost for hosting 2019's biggest sporting event

Japan will be the first Asian country to host the Rugby Union World Cup in 2019 and its organizing committee has promised the tournament will be a uniquely Japanese event.

With the Olympics and Paralympics to come in 2020, officials feel the country is entering its “golden sporting years.”

The Rugby Union World Cup is billed as the world’s third-largest global sporting event, behind the Olympics and soccer World Cup, due to its participating nations, ticket sales and television audience.

Historically it has been hosted in traditional rugby hotspots, not least the 2015 version in England and in New Zealand four years earlier. Twelve stadiums across Japan will host the 43-day tournament beginning on September 20, 2019, and a tourism boom is being predicted by organizers, with 70 percent of the 2.5 million ticket requests received so far coming from outside of Japan.

“We’ve had some independent studies done and they predict that in British pounds there will be about £2.79 billion ($3.5 billion) of increased economic activity around the Rugby World Cup.” Rugby World Cup Organizing Committee CEO Akira Shimazu exclusively told CNBC ahead of Japan’s November international against England.

By contrast, 2018’s soccer World Cup in Russia was predicted to have almost ten times that amount of economic impact on the host country.

“There is a short space of time between the events of the Rugby World Cup and then the Olympic and Paralympic Games, but in some ways that can be beneficial,” Shimazu said.

Rugby Union has gained in popularity over the past decade in Japan with over 120,000 registered players in the country. Technology is expected to play a key role in this World Cup, including state-of-the-art facial recognition technology to be used as added security at matches, which will also feature at the Olympics and Paralympics in 2020.

“There are many merits of having those two events so close to each other,” Shimazu said. “France will have the same issues with the next Rugby World Cup and then the Olympics in Paris, so we’re setting the bar very high for them, so they can carry on and follow our lead.”


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Khashoggi disappearance puts Saudi Arabia’s vision of hosting major sports events under the microscope

Saudi Arabia finds itself in the midst of heightened diplomatic tensions with the West over the disappearance of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Tuesday saw South American rivals Brazil and Argentina meet in Jeddah to play an international soccer friendly a long way from South America. However, both he and Djokovic have faced an amount of backlash from tennis fans across social media, asking them to reconsider playing in Saudi Arabia. It’s set to be the second time the organization has he


Saudi Arabia finds itself in the midst of heightened diplomatic tensions with the West over the disappearance of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Tuesday saw South American rivals Brazil and Argentina meet in Jeddah to play an international soccer friendly a long way from South America. However, both he and Djokovic have faced an amount of backlash from tennis fans across social media, asking them to reconsider playing in Saudi Arabia. It’s set to be the second time the organization has he
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Khashoggi disappearance puts Saudi Arabia's vision of hosting major sports events under the microscope

Saudi Arabia finds itself in the midst of heightened diplomatic tensions with the West over the disappearance of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The effects of which look likely to have wider ramifications for various high-profile sporting events scheduled to take place in the country over the coming months.

Sport is just one of the ways Saudi Arabia is attempting to show a move away from its conservative image, with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bankrolling several long-term partnerships and attracting some of the world’s biggest teams and stars.

Tuesday saw South American rivals Brazil and Argentina meet in Jeddah to play an international soccer friendly a long way from South America.

The world’s most expensive soccer player Neymar, Liverpool FC’s Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho of Barcelona all featured in the game for Brazil. However, Lionel Messi continued his mini-sabbatical from the Argentina side, as he has time off from international football since the World Cup, with Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero also missing.

The result of the match was a 1-0 win for Brazil and was largely uneventful, but images of Neymar being presented with a trophy after the match serve as invaluable positive PR for Saudi Arabia.

More opportunities have also been built into the Saudi sporting calendar, including the top two ranked tennis players in the world Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic facing off at Jeddah’s King Abdullah Sports City in an exhibition match on December 22. The largely ceremonial event is being billed as the “King Salman Tennis Championship” and is just three weeks before 2019’s first Grand Slam is due to start at the Australian Open.

“Thanks for the invitation and looking forward to playing and visiting for the first time!” World number one Nadal said on Twitter last week.

However, both he and Djokovic have faced an amount of backlash from tennis fans across social media, asking them to reconsider playing in Saudi Arabia.

The world of wrestling and sports entertainment has also been drawn into the debate as well, with the WWE still pressing ahead with its “Crown Jewel” pay-per-view in Riyadh on November 2. It’s set to be the second time the organization has held a show in Saudi Arabia this year, as part of a multi-million dollar 10-year partnership. Although recent events involving Khashoggi has led WWE officials to reiterate to CNBC that it is “currently monitoring the situation.”


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Jay Leno has held two jobs at once since he was 16—here’s why

“Then I got to the point where the comedy money was, like, five times the other money, so I decided to flip it around and save the comedy money,” Leno says. “When I got ‘The Tonight Show,’ I always made sure I did 150 [comedy show] gigs a year so I never had to touch the principal,” Leno tells CNBC Make It. Even today, Leno, who now hosts CNBC’s “Jay Leno’s Garage,” still does two to three comedy gigs a week, or “210 jobs a year outside of whatever else I’m doing,” he says. CNBC’s ” Jay Leno’s G


“Then I got to the point where the comedy money was, like, five times the other money, so I decided to flip it around and save the comedy money,” Leno says. “When I got ‘The Tonight Show,’ I always made sure I did 150 [comedy show] gigs a year so I never had to touch the principal,” Leno tells CNBC Make It. Even today, Leno, who now hosts CNBC’s “Jay Leno’s Garage,” still does two to three comedy gigs a week, or “210 jobs a year outside of whatever else I’m doing,” he says. CNBC’s ” Jay Leno’s G
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Jay Leno has held two jobs at once since he was 16—here's why

It wasn’t just having two streams of income that would end up making him a multi-millionaire — it was how he handed both paychecks: He banked the bigger one and lived off the smaller one. When he was first starting out, that meant saving the money he made working at the dealership and spending what he made as a comedian.

“Then I got to the point where the comedy money was, like, five times the other money, so I decided to flip it around and save the comedy money,” Leno says. “I would always spend the lesser amount of what the two were.”

He continued relying on this strategy even after he started hosting “The Tonight Show” in 1992, which reportedly earned him as much as $30 million a year at the height of his career. “When I got ‘The Tonight Show,’ I always made sure I did 150 [comedy show] gigs a year so I never had to touch the principal,” Leno tells CNBC Make It. “I’ve never touched a dime of my ‘Tonight Show’ money. Ever.”

Even today, Leno, who now hosts CNBC’s “Jay Leno’s Garage,” still does two to three comedy gigs a week, or “210 jobs a year outside of whatever else I’m doing,” he says. After all, “if you do something and it works, then keep doing it.”

CNBC’s ” Jay Leno’s Garage ” airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET.

Don’t miss: How Jay Leno went from earning minimum wage at McDonald’s to making millions hosting ‘The Tonight Show’

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Trump open to visiting Putin in Moscow, still looks forward to hosting him in Washington

The White House said Friday that President Donald Trump looks forward to hosting Russian President Vladimir Putin in Washington next year, and said he would also consider traveling to Moscow to meet with Putin. “President Trump looks forward to having President Putin to Washington after the first of the year, and he is open to visiting Moscow upon receiving a formal invitation,” press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement Friday morning. “Regarding our meetings, I understand very


The White House said Friday that President Donald Trump looks forward to hosting Russian President Vladimir Putin in Washington next year, and said he would also consider traveling to Moscow to meet with Putin. “President Trump looks forward to having President Putin to Washington after the first of the year, and he is open to visiting Moscow upon receiving a formal invitation,” press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement Friday morning. “Regarding our meetings, I understand very
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Trump open to visiting Putin in Moscow, still looks forward to hosting him in Washington

The White House said Friday that President Donald Trump looks forward to hosting Russian President Vladimir Putin in Washington next year, and said he would also consider traveling to Moscow to meet with Putin.

“President Trump looks forward to having President Putin to Washington after the first of the year, and he is open to visiting Moscow upon receiving a formal invitation,” press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement Friday morning.

The announcement from the White House came in response to Putin saying earlier in the day that telephone calls were an insufficient means of diplomacy and that he was prepared to go to Washington and meet with Trump, but only if “the right conditions” exist.

“Regarding our meetings, I understand very well what President Trump said. He has a desire to have further meetings, to hold further meetings. I am ready for that,” Putin told reporters at a summit of the BRICS group of nations — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. But he cautioned, “we need for the appropriate conditions to exist, to be created, including in our countries.”

Putin added that Russia was “ready to invite President Trump to Moscow. By all means. By the way, he has such an invitation, I told him about that.” Likewise, Putin said: “I am ready to go to Washington. I repeat once again, if the right conditions for work are created.”

Friday’s statements marked the latest step in efforts by the White House and the Kremlin to continue the talks the two leaders held at a summit in Helsinki earlier this month.

Trump came under withering criticism from across the political spectrum for his performance during the summit, at which the president refused to publicly hold Russia accountable for its destabilizing activities around the world, including the U.S. election attacks in 2016. Instead, Trump signaled that he believed Putin’s denial that Russia committed the attacks over the unanimous conclusion of U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia did, in fact, commit them.

Upon the president’s return to the States, White House staff spent nearly a week attempting to walk back Trump’s statements and reframe his positions, with only limited success.

Moreover, any serious attempts to repair the damage to the president from the summit ended abruptly on July 19, when Sanders wrote in a tweet that Trump had instructed his national security advisor, John Bolton, to invite Putin to visit him in Washington in the fall.

News of the invitation drew swift condemnation from Republicans on Capitol Hill, who take a much tougher line on Russia than the president does. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., for instance, told reporters that if Putin visits Washington, he “will not be welcome” in the Capitol.

The political risks that would arise from an official visit of the alleged mastermind of the 2016 attack on America’s election system, just weeks ahead of November’s midterm elections, were not lost on Republicans, either.

As long as special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia remains open, Republicans are reluctant to draw any further attention to the president’s unusually warm relationship with Putin.

On Wednesday, Bolton cited the special counsel’s investigation as the chief hindrance to a visit this fall from Putin to the United States, and used Trump preferred term for the probe, “witch hunt,” to announce that Putin would not visit the United States until the investigation was over.

“The President believes that the next bilateral meeting with President Putin should take place after the Russia witch hunt is over, so we’ve agreed that it will be after the first of the year,” Bolton told reporters.

There are no indications, however, that the Mueller probe will be concluded by the end of the year.


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