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pledging to sign an order to withdraw from the transpacific trade deal. we're entering day five of the trump administration. let's begin with athena jones. live from the white house. >> in the midst of a very busy day during which he was making good on several campaign promises, the president still took the time to complain to members of congress about losing the popular vote. president trump again falsely claiming he lost the popular vote because of voter fraud. sources tell cnn during a bipartisan meeting with congressional leaders at the white house, the president reiterated the unsubstantiated claim that 3 to 5 million illegal ballots cost him the popular vote. it's a claim he's made before on twitter and it's been repeatedly
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debunkds. the president also using the meeting to dwell on the size of his inauguration crowds. >> from his perspective a very, very large crowd and we didn't push it beyond that, but it was clear that this was still in his mind. >> in his first firnl briefing -- official briefing as white house secretary, sean spicer defending the president. >> it's about sitting here every time, being told, no, the crowds around that big. he's not that successful. the narrative and the default narrative is always negative and it's demoralizing. >> spicer on the defensive after falsely claiming the 2017 inauguration had the largest audience of any swearing in. >> i think sometimes we can disagree with the facts. our intention is never to lie to you. >> but beyond his continued obsession with votes and crowd size, trump spent most of his first monday in office on repealing obama's policies. >> great thing for the american worker, what we just did. >> the president signing an executive action to withdraw the u.s. from the transpacific
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partnership. >> we're going to have trade, but we're going to have one-on-one. >> casting the free trade agreement between 12 nations as bad for american business. >> companies that left are going to come back to our country. they are going to hire a lot of people. >> the president also signing two other executive actions imposing a hiring freeze on most federal workers and reinstating a ban on funding for international groups who provide or counsel women on abortion. his policy moves coming on the same day he met with corporate and union leaders, warning u.s. companies against manufacturing overseas. >> a company that wants to fire all of its people in the united states and build some p factory someplace else and then thinks that product is just going to flow across the border into the united states, that's not going to happen. they are going to have a tax to pay, a border tax. a substantial border tax. >> and offering an incentive to stay in the u.s. >> we think we can cut regulations by 75%. maybe more.
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>> another busy day ahead for the president. he has another breakfast and listening session this time with auto industry leaders. he will be signing some more executive orders and then later meeting with senate leaders. alisyn, chris. >> lots to discuss. let's bring in our panel. cnn political analyst and "washington post" reporter abby phillips and author of how is your faith, david gregory and correspondent for washington examiner, david drucker. abby, is there any question about the reporting of the president saying in this meeting the illegal immigrants voting, that's what cost me my election? >> no, both republican and democratic sources confirm that the president seemed preoccupied. he spent about ten minutes at the top of the meeting going over the details of the election which he's known to do at his rallies and other public settings, and then he talked about the popular vote and he talked about how he believed that he had actually won it, had
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it not been for millions of illegal voters. he also talked a little bit jokingly with nancy pelosi about the electoral college which as you know some democrats wanted to abolish after this election, but it was very clear to the people in the room and you heard, including some on the record comments from lawmakers, that they were kind of surprised and in some cases didn't really know how to take the fact that even after all these months, even after he had just been inaugurated, he is very preoccupied with this issue. it really cuts to the core of what he's focused on right at this moment. >> the only reason i ask is because when abby's story first came out, the first wave of pushback i got from the president's people was this isn't true. it didn't happen. >> what part didn't happen? >> that he didn't talk about it at the meeting. >> where does that leave us,
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david gregory? the idea that the commander in chief believes or continues to pedestrian -- peddle this that there is been a shocking subversion of democracy of illegal voters when every secretary of state in every state says no there wasn't. what are we to make of this. >> there's no evidence of it and it's a falsehood. it's interesting, sean spicer, the press secretary said it was dmorlsing that they have to face all this negative coverage. i would say it's exhausting actually to be covering this group. maybe, they, he and kellyanne conway can spare us all the lectures of how we're in default negative mode in covering this president and we're acting more like columnists instead of journalists when the truth of the matter is day five of his presidency, he's paranoid about things that don't matter. his legitimacy as president, crowd sizes at his inauguration
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and he is using his press secretary to say things that are untrue and that he had to backtrack, sort of. he went to the cia and said it was an invented feud between him and the cia by the media when he had gone out on his favorite platform, twitter, to compare the heads of our intelligence agencies to nazi germany. yes, that actually happened. so he's spending his first few days indulging in a paraknow i can't about his legitimacy when we're all eager to get down to business and cover the substantive business of his presidency. >> they ain't victims in this situation, for sure. david drucker, pulling out of the tpp membership, sounds good, delivers on a campaign promise, saying i'll cut regulation by
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75%. sounds good. delivers on a campaign promise. both will come under a heavy scrutiny for what they mean for the economy. >> trump will be judged on his actions and not just his promises or his occasional questioning of legitimate reporting and if trump is right, then he will reap the rewards. there are challenges into pulling out of the tpp, even though it's very unpopular in the united states, on both sides of aisle, it cedes the asia pacific to china. you have a bunch of nations that are in the sphere of united states who are now looking at china. it's a challenge. regulations-wise, this is more of a sort of a right-left argue --ment, on the one hand it can help job growth and job creation because businesses look at this simply as a bottom line
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issue and if it costs less to produce in the united states because they are not being taxed and regulated as much, they are more inclined to invest, to grow jobs, and that can be very good for the economy and so that can play to trump's benefit, even though democrats will obviously because they have a different point of view point all the problems with the regulatory cuts. he ought to take a page out of george w. bush 16 years ago. lost the popular vote. was believed by many to be installed by the supreme court. people wonder if he would act differently because of his unusual ascension and he simply acted like a normal president and got more done because of that. >> the larger point on china and trade. trump is positioning itself, on the one hand maybe get better deals for america or maybe ceding ground to china or russia
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in a different sphere that actually makes their day, gives them a competitive advantage, whether it's agrant dies many through territory or in this case through economic gains and even more influence in the south pacific which is something i think the trump presidency is worried about here talking about china. >> they can swoop in and fill that vacuum. let's talk about the other executive orders that he signed. he froze hiring for some federal employees. he said not the military. and then reinstating the mexico city policy on abortion funding. he did these quickly and these are all -- these were sort of republican wish lists. >> right. i think these are pretty much the hobby horses of most republicans since reagan and particularly the hiring freeze. it strikes me as something that is often used as a tactic to show an effort to cut government, but it does very little to do that in part because it almost always exempts
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the military and in this case we know it exempts uniformed military and it may also affect the civilian workforce which is the largest portion of the federal government. so, you know, trump potentially had an opportunity here to talk about refining the government and, you know, cutting excess bloat, but that's not exactly what this executive order does. it really just slashes off the top. on abortion funding, trump is following what every republican since ronald reagan has done. this has gone back and forth. it's obviously in the year 2017, abortion is much more widely used than it was in 1984 when this rule went into place, so it will be interesting to see what the repercussions of it are in this year versus, you know, 20 or 25 years ago. >> you've also seen historically when you cut funding, you don't really reduce the number of abortions, you reduce the safety. >> it also happens to cut
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funding for contraception, which is a paradox. thank you very much. u.s. investigators are scrut sunrising phone calls between mike flynn and a russian ambassador. these calls raising concerns with counterintelligence investigators. cnn justice correspondent evan perez is live with more. >> reporter: the calls between mike flynn, the president's national security adviser and russia's ambassador to the united states are being scrutinized as part of a broader counterintelligence investigation of activities. the calls were captured by routine u.s. eavesdropping targeting russian diplomats but some of the content of the conversations true enough potential concerns that investigators are still looking into the discussions. the officials all stress that so far there have been no determination of wrongdoing. we know that the fbi and intelligence officials briefed the obama white house about the phone discussions before president obama left office, and
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at least one of the calls came on the same day that the obama administration announced sanctions on russia and expelled 35 diplomats. the white house says it has, quote, absolutely no knowledge of any investigation or even a basis of an investigation. sean spicer, the white house spokesman, told reporters that there were two calls that the two men discussed four subjects, including setting up a conference on isis and a phone call between president trump and russian president vladimir putin. chris. >> let us know where that story goes. so far, only a handful of president trump's picks have been confirmed. there are good and bad reasons for that. senate democrats say they got a lot more questions to ask some of the president's nominees. so when will the rest be approved and what is this balance between being comprehensive and just delaying?
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the new cia director last night after being confirmed by the senate. rex tillerson for secretary of state is advancing to a vote next week. what are we expecting? >> the senate is inching along here they certainly have a lot more progress to make. trump getting his third cabinet official in place with mike pompeo who was sworn in very swiftly overnight by vice president pence. things are lining up for rex tillerson, trump's controversial nominee for secretary of state to be in place soon. yesterday, he was in front of the foreign relations committee. he approximate heads to the full senate for a vote. democrats have indicated they likely will fill buster this vote.
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that pushes tillerson's vote in the full senate potentially into next week. today, there is a whole slew of potentially controversial and contentious hearings on the docket, including second round of questionings for tom price, mick muvla -- mulvaney. thanks for laying all that out for us. will president trump get his cabinet nominees confirmed? let's discuss. it might be helpful to put up again what we're expecting today so that people can visually see it as we discuss it. elai elaine chao, tom price, mick mulvaney, linda mcmahon.
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>> this becomes a proxy fight over affordable care and obamacare. even there, it's hard to see where he might be losing ground among republicans. you see some with the labor secretary potentially where there's some talk among democrats that they have made enough noise and brought up enough issues in hearings that they might force the administration even to withdraw the nomination. that is their hope. in this case, i don't see -- i see a tough fight but i don't on the democratic side. >> abby, it's not about if, it's about when. they don't have the votes unless you have defekses. what we saw with senator rubio, he was the most out there to begin with. so what is the play down in d.c. about how long they can delay without the democrats just coming off as if they are delaying as a power move? >> well, i think democrats, the strategy here is delay and they
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have actually been pretty successful with that. i think some of these nominees, republicans would have liked them to have dealt with a long time ago and they are not partly because -- you know, partly because the vetting process wasn't as smooth as it should have been to avoid some of these problems. i think democrats have a little bit more leeway yet to continue with the strategy because arguably, if the american people aren't paying attention to this fight, they would probably know that over the last eight years, fights over nominations has been essentially the standard operating procedure here in washington, and by contrast, democrats are asking in some cases for a couple of days on some of these nominees. not weeks or months. and not holding them up indefinitely. i agree with david that by and large, i think most of these nominees are going to go through partly because republicans are holding the line. they are not defecting even on some of the folks who are the most politically problematic. rex tillerson being the most of
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them. >> let's talk about sean spicer's first official press conference. there were, i think, several good signs for what the possible relationship could be with the press moving forward. it lasted 79 minutes. that's the longest press briefing of the past two administrations. he called on something like 43 reporters, including cnn, so it seemed like there was a good back and forge. -- forth. there were some curious things that happened as well. one are the things that he omitted. he refused -- he declined to say what the unemployment rate is. does that mean that this administration is not going to go with what the bureau of labor statistics believes the unemployment rate is? >> well, the administration is running the bureau of labor statistics, so i found that curious because the unemployment rate is low and president trump is in a position to take credit for that by talking about how all of his policies are making
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it easier for businesses to grow jobs and you are going to see this rate fall even more and see labor participation tick up all of that. i think what you saw from sean spicer yesterday is what i expected as opposed to saturday. i've dealt with him a long time. he's professional. he's never lied to me. we fought plenty of times over stories. i get texts from him all the time saying he was disappointed on a story i would write that he didn't like. he did his job to act as a forceful advocate for his boss. he's accountable to his boss. his boss is accountable to the voter. there were some things in there that are a part of who trump is and maybe we shouldn't be surprised. part of that has been questioning the unemployment rate. on things like that, we're going to have an unemployment report coming up shortly. if the trump administration wants to change how bls calculates unemployment because they think they have got a more accurate way to do it, they
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should say so, present it to everybody and we know what we're dealing with. this is probably what you are going to see from spicer overall. the biggest news that came out of that briefing was the backing away from moving the u.s. embassy in israel to jerusalem. that seems to be slow walk and there was so much focus on all the other stuff that we missed a lot of good substantive stuff in there that we talked about. >> what would you add to that, david? >> i think the jerusalem embassy issue and spicer saying they are in a decision-making process, which says they haven't made a decision even though they are declarative coming about it in the campaign. the other big walk back is deporting the children of illegal immigrants in the united states. they have continued to say it is in the a priority for them and that's a big deal because there are so many people who are concerned about that around the
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country, sanctuary cities, sanctuary campuses, college campuses. this is a really big deal and again it appears that's not something they want to make a centerpiece of what they do on immigration. i think he did try something of a reboot with the press yesterday. that was positive. there was some accountability for what he got wrong on saturday. not total accountability. and there is still, as i said before, they are still in kind of lecturing mode and working the press, suggesting that it's all negative all the time without taking accountability for the distraction that the president has created for them and for the country out of his own obsession with ratings and crowd size and his legitimacy that quite clearly gets in the way of his leading the country and solving the kinds of problems that he wants to solve. >> abby, let's end on that note. sean spicer talked about how demoralizing it was for the media to point out that mr.
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trump's crowd sizes were less than mr. obama's. you know, look, chris and i were on the air for something like 8 1/2 hours. the vast majority of it was talking about how excited the crowds were, the mood, the electricity. i think that once in this space of those 8 1/2 hours in the space of 24 hours, we talked about the crowd size. so are they saying that we can never talk about anything that they perceive as negative without, you know, them chastising the media? >> it's really hard to know, but sean was really reflecting his boss in that moment. he was speaking for his boss and reflecting his views of the coverage over the weekend, and, you know, some of my colleagues wrote a really fascinating report describing the series of events on saturday that kind of led to this path, including some tweets from the national -- retweets from the national park service. he was annoyed and angered by the coverage of the march the
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following day, and it isn't just that it's negativity. they also want an acknowledgment of trump's accomplishments. which is something every politician is, but the reality is it's hard and it's not all going to be positive. >> panel, thank you very much for those insights. up next, a scary moment as the governor of minnesota is giving the state of the state address and all of a sudden we'll show you what happened and we'll talk about what it means. (vo) a lifetime of your dog's
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spots. 350 flights got canceled if you add up jfk and la guardia today. the snow is upstate. all the way into the green mountains of new hampshire and into boston. it's not done yet. the snow is still going to come down later on today upstate and all the way through new england. by tonight, it goes away. it's completely gone. the winds will be 15. still breezy but not 50 like we were yesterday. the next storm comes in thursday and friday but it will be warmer. won't make snow for new york city. it will make snow for the plains, but it will be 40 and rain in new york city. we'll take that compared to what you saw yesterday. >> it was blowing around. we have breaking news. the uk supreme court ruling the british particle ament must approve the uk's departure from the european union. this is a big deal. at a minimum, it means prime
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minister theresa may cannot start negotiations until may. you have to see this scary moment yesterday, minnesota governor mark dayton collapsing. he was about 40 minutes into his speech when he paused. reached for a bottle of water. he had begun slurring his speech and he slowly fell into the podium and fainted. aides rushed to catch his fall. he opted to go home. >> emts cleared him and i hope he takes some time to get some tests done. >> they have a phenomenon called lock knee. if you are standing for a long time, it can affect blood flow.
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we're dealing with a fact and fiction situation. president trump assuring ceos he will roll back regulations on their corporations. but he says 75%. is that a real number? he's also warning them there will be a price for leaving the united states, again, using a number, 35%. going big can help in a campaign but can ruin a policy move. we'll give you the realities next. ♪ you know how painful heartburn can be. for fast-acting, long-lasting relief, try doctor recommended gaviscon. it quickly neutralizes stomach acid
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president trump at a white house meeting with ceos of major companies repeating his pledge to roll back rules. with the carrot comes the stick. >> we're cutting regulation massively. we'll have regulation, and it will be just strong and good and as protective of the people as the regulation we have right now. if you go to another country and you decide that you are going to close and get rid of 2,000 people or 5,000 people, if that happens, we are going to be imposing a very major border tax. >> let's discuss the reality of these promises. we've got javier palamarez,
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timothy o'brien. javier, when you hear 75%, but regulation will be just as good now, does that make sense? >> listen, here's what i do know, chris. when president obama took office on friday, the federal registry had over 89,535 regs on the book. if he could cut only 25%, we would be thrilled. by way of example, you look at the consumer financial protection bureau. here's an agency that can unilaterally create its own regulations, end for its regulations and punish those who don't follow those regulations. unilaterally without congressional oversight. the net effect it has choke out small and community banks which are the very lifeblood of our small businesses in term of lending. in any help he can give us until terms of lessening the
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regulatory hurdles would be appreciated by small business. >> i'm not saying that regulations can't be cut. i'm not saying that is not something that's a concern to business. 75%, does that wind up complicating what should have been a simple promise? >> the reason it's made is it's meant to be the offset to the border tax and to these other punitive trade measures that trump is intending to take against u.s. companies who operate overseas. that could be bad for you. come back to the u.s. and we'll lower regulations and corporate tax rate. that will offset these other activities. that's actually bonkers. >> why. >> the u.s. manufacturing peaked in the 1970s. a lot of what trump is arguing is ancient. we're losing jobs mainly to
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technological innovation. those jobs have been automated. any increase that you make around the at that -- tariff regimes and border tax is going to eat into profits of companies is going to eat into it to such an extent. >> the net effect of lowering the corporate tax rate by way of example, today we rank 189th in the world, competing countries are like 15 to 25%, we're languishing at 35%. approximate any move in the right direction -- >> isn't the effective corporate tax rate right in that zone of 15 to 20%? >> it depends which organization, which industry you are looking at. the net effect is we're not competitive on a global scale and we need to be, so having a president that fourth day into the job is talking about these types of things is very
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encouraging to american small business. >> and what do you think about the idea of jobs having been lost not to regulations and even wage prices, but that innovation is a reality and if you don't find a way to equip your workers for the new jobs, the new economies that are emerging, you are just making a promise you can't keep? >> you know, obviously that's going to be a challenge, but again, the fact of the matter that he's even addressing these issues, the fourth day on the job, is encouraging to us. how we get there is i think where the details lie and we can work through that. but the mere virtue of the fact that the man is focused on these types of things, this is where we need him to focus on. on creating more jobs. allowing us to be a bit more competitive than we have been in the past. we're excited about the fact that he's talking about the things that ultimately will help the economy, drive american jobs and help american small business. that's what we want our president to focus on. >> i get the message line. i don't see the follow through.
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i don't see how cutting regulations can help businesses that exist right now. i get how a border tax might discourage somebody from leaving. but i don't hear anything that's addressing this main point, tim, not just you make but we hear it all time from economists, innovation matters. nobody wants to deal with it because it's expensive and they don't have the answers what the new jobs for the new economy is. >> he was easy to score huge political points by saying american workers you are distressed. we all recognize that. the american manufacturing class of workers is distressed. trump identified the problem as free trade and gloelks -- globalization. that's not the driver of the whole problem. you have phony things in place like border taxes like getting rid of the tpp, et cetera, et cetera. that aren't going to address the core problem which is that technological innovation, which is a good thing, we're good at
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this in the united states, but it also has a negative effect on people who are left behind. >> javier, we give you that note of optimism, though. it is good to have somebody focused on making things better. javier, please come back when we find out what the meat is on these bones and what the real numbers are so you can tell us if it's enough. >> alisyn. >> sean spicer holding his first official meeting after blasting the media's inaugural coverage. our media panel is here to break it all down ahead. e veggie dish ever? heart healthy california walnuts. the best simple dinner ever? heart healthy california walnuts. great tasting, heart healthy california walnuts. so simple. get the recipes at walnuts.org.
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one day after leading the patriots to the super bowl, quarterback tom brady is down playing his friendship with president trump. we have more in the bleacher report. what's that about, troy? >> on the eve of the inauguration, donald trump name dropped tom brady. the mvp called to congratulate him and brady was asked about that phone call and he doesn't think his relationship with the new president is all that billing of -- big of a deal.
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>> i have called him, yes in the past. sometimes he call me and sometimes i call him. for 16 years, you know, someone, before, you know, maybe he was in the position that he was in, and, he's been very supportive of me for a long time, so it's just a friendship. i got a lot of friends. so i call a lot of people. >> all right. difference maker of the day, grizzlies forward zack randolph is lighting up memphis, literally. he made a $20,000 donation to help keep utilities connected for families. look at the happiness and gratitude. this is the 7th year, randolph has helped cover utility payments for families. it's good stuff. >> it is. i wish it weren't necessary but it's good that he does it. the white house press
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secretary tries to reset his relationship with the media. he says press coverage of the president is demoralizing. if so, who is it demoralizing for? next. what makes this simple salad the best simple salad ever?
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i think sometimes we can disagree with the facts. there are certain things that we may miss -- we may not fully understand when we come out. but our intention is never to lie to you. >> white house press secretary sean spicer hoeltding his official briefing on monday. you remember that spicer slammed the press over the week for covering the crowd size at mr. trump's inauguration. let's discuss. so thfts 79 minutes long. the longest of any first press conference in 16 years. he called on 43 reporters, including cnn and all the traditional outlets. what jumped out at you? >> i thought it was more professional than we saw initially. i thought it was a guy handling himself, you know, kind of apologetic about what he had done on saturday. >> was he apologetic? >> a little bit. our intention is not to lie. he backed away from some of the facts that he got wrong. i think he did -- he handled the
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question extremely well. quick answers. gave news which i think reporters really appreciate but he under cut it with this whole thing if you guys weren't saying all these negative things, he wouldn't -- we wouldn't be demoralized cht it sounds whiney to do that. >> here it is. judge for yourself. >> it's about a constant theme. it's about sitting here every time and being told, no. we don't think he can do that. he will never accomplish that. he can't win that. it won't be the biggest. it's not going to be that good. the crowds aren't that big. he's not that successful. the narrative and the default narrative is always negative and it's demoralizing. >> are we more negative on trump than on presidents past? >> i don't think so. i think every time a president does something, it's questioned, challenged. that's the job. i think there's obviously -- maybe there's lingering questions from the campaign, and there's a lot of fractiousness.
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yes. people wondered whether or not he can be president. they doubted those. they overcome those doubts. that should be a badge of honor. not demoralize them. it seems counterintuitive. you succeeded. why be insecure about it? >> i'm also worried about the proportion, in the 24 period that chris and i were covering the inauguration, it was overwhelmingly uplifting, positive, we showed the excitement of crowds, and then to mention twice in 24 hours about the crowd size, maybe once, that they fixated on that. does that mean that anything negative, anything they perceive as negative, they don't want to hear? >> i think there are particulars things. if you said a policy thing isn't work, that might not be the same as saying you are the biggest, the best, the tops. that seems to affect mr. trump
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more than anything. when i was covering him, when he was on the "the apprentice." it seemed kboernt for him to be able to say it was the top rated. nobody ever cared. you can't keep saying things that aren't factually true. >> the president of the united states deserves respect and that is something that bothers people on the left and those who didn't vote for him right now because they have made it personal instead of about the position. i think that they have a point when they say the media is more negative. i think the media is more negative toward trump than it was during a similar with obama but i think there's a reason for that. i think that this president floods the zone through his own words or those of the surrogates around him with false and/or outrageous statements at a rate that is unheard of. >> well, that's certainly true. every day, there's a new thing. in fact, he then said the same
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day this has gone on, he didn't get enough votes because illegals voted. there's no evidence for it. but also he's taken on the media. he's called them disgusting, and the most dishonest people on earth. >> called the heads of the intelligence agencies nazis. these are the things that would have been the worst that you've heard in this genre of political talk. >> it continues. it seems to be daily there's something that arouses this kind of hostility. >> i actually think we're doing them a favor overtime because we are self-selecting what stuff that you could go after, not to. we make that decision every day where something is said, if it would have been somebody else, i can't believe he said this, let's go after it. because it's him, we choose to do things that are in the people's benefit even if there is something else to go after. >> in the campaign, it's a very effective thing. he would top his previous statement with another thing and
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that wouldn't get covered anymore. the circus moved on. >> something else that came out of the press conference that's an interesting development. they announced they are going to have four or five skype seats for reporters outside of beltway. this is what was -- if you look at the postmortem, maybe everybody was too insular. so now you'll have somebody in pittsburgh and youngstown, ohio, and wherever else they choose. what do you think? >> i think it's fine. it's acknowledgment of the way people work today. we've all used skype. i've been on the air on skype. it's something people are comfortable with. let's see who they pick and choose. it was interesting to see who parsed out the questions yesterday, who got first. aas long as they allow people to ask questions, they will be all right. >> the suspension of the snl
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writer who wrote is about the kid. >> it was juvenile. it's a rule. >> thanks to our international viewers for watching. cnn "newsroom" begins for you in moments but for our u.s. viewers, "new day" continues right now. great thing for the american worker what we just did. >> if anybody can achieve that, it's president trump. >> i'm talking about no tax, because if you stay here, there's no tax. >> he didn't change his point of view on the crowd size. >> i believe we have to be positive with the american people. >> it's not an alternative fact. it's a falsehood. >> it's time for senate democrats to stop playing political games. >> it's my pleasure to introduce mike pompeo as the new head of the central intelligence agency. >> at least one of the calls came on the same day that the obama administration announced
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sanctions on russia. >> this is "new day" with chris cuomo and alisyn camarota. the president blamed vast illegal voting in a meeting with top congressional leaders. he also claimed against the size of the crowd at his inauguration was bigger than reported. >> that's not even what they were there to talk about. the president has been trying to motivate his early agenda. he just delivered on a key campaign promise, signing an executive order to withdraw from the tpp, all while the cia director got confirmed, mike pompeo. there's a lot going on. we have it all covered. let's begin with athena jones live at the white house. what will see today? >> a lot more meetings on the schedule today. this is very

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