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that 3 million to 5 million people voted illegally costing him the popular vote. he also continued to talk about the size of his inauguration crowd. a sign that these are still issues that very much continue to bother him. but it wasn't all about the past. the president took several executive actions yesterday. he withdrew the u.s. formally from the trans-pacific partnership trade deal. that's the 12-nation trade deal that was so important to the obama administration, but that trump ran on undoing. here's more of what he had to say about trade. >> we're going to stop the ridiculous trade deals that are taking everybody out of our country and taking companies out of our country. and it's going to be reversed. i think you'll have a lot of companies come back to our country. companies that left are going to come back to our country. they're going to hire a lot of people. >> the president also instituted a hiring freeze on federal workers. it doesn't apply to members of the military or presidential
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appointees as his administration continues to try to fill positions. and he reinstated the so-called mexico city policy. that's a policy under which nongovernmental organizations operating overseas that get federal funds are not allowed to perfom or promote abortions. the president has another busy schedule today starting off with another breakfast and listening session this time with auto industry leaders. later on he'll be signing more executive orders and meeting with senate leaders. one thing not on his public schedule, the presidential daily briefing. that's the intelligence briefing that's getting a lot of attention in recent months. >> absolutely. athena, thank you. vice president mike pence swearing in mike pompeo as the new cia director last night after he was confirmed by the senate. rex tillerson advances to a full vote next week. we have a full slate of hearings today. sunlen serfaty has more from capitol hill. >> good morning to you. the senate is inching along
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here. mike pompeo becoming the third cabinet official in place, sworn in overnight very swiftly by vice president pence. and things are now lining up for trump's fourth cabinet official to potentially be in place very soon. rex tillerson, trump's controversial secretary of state nominee, approved by the senate foreign relations committee yesterday with some last-minute support from senator marco rubio. tillerson now heads to the full senate and he's all but guaranteed to pass through easily. but that vote will likely not happen immediately. democrats up here on the hill have already indicated that they likely will filibuster this nomination pushing tillerson's final vote into next week. today on capitol hill, another slew of potentially contentious confirmation hearings, including for tom price who is facing his second round of questioning. mick mulvaney. democrats on that committee have
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already indicated they will delay that vote, pushing sessions into next week and right now senator sessions is at least facing, at the earliest, a final confirmation in early february. back to you guys. >> let's discuss with republican senator rob portman of ohio. senator, always good to have you on the show. it's a lot of politics in the air about these confirmation hearings. i wanted to talk to you about something of substance with nominee tom price. in one of the hearings, the issue of the obamacare provision that allows or mandates mental health coverage addiction care coverage be offered. the nominee vacillated on that. when asked whether it was a good thing because he's passed legislation in the past that would have gotten rid on that mandate to cover addiction treatment, he didn't reply directly. he said what's good to do is make sure we're providing the options and choices for patients to address their clinical and medical needs. that's a nonanswer.
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are you worried the next head of the hhs may take away addiction treatment when we have a scourge of opioids going across this country that you have been fighting aggressively for your own state? >> chris, i would be concerned and specifically with regard to medicaid expansion. what we've seen in ohio is many people who need that treatment are now being covered by that expansion. i'm for the medicaid reforms governor kasich and others have talked about to provide the states more flexibility to better cover the medicaid population. but i do think it's important we keep that addiction services in place. because, look, we are facing an epidemuc, not just in ohio where we happen to be facing it, you know, more intently than other states, but all around the country. and i believe from the data we're getting, it's getting worse, not better. more people are falling into that addiction trap. so it's opioids, prescription drugs, fentanyl.
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>> is it a dealbreaker if the incoming hhs secretary won't go to the matt for people suffering from a scourge going across this country, will that influence your vote? >> we'll talk to him about it. i think he was talking more about the exchanges and what should the mandates be. there's a lot of honest debate about whether the affordable care act put so many mandates in place that it's driven costs up. >> but senator you've seen if you don't make insurance companies cover addiction treatment, they don't cover it. so if you remove that and he vacillated on it, at best and he's passed bills in the past that took it away in the main, will that matter enough to you to compromise your vote? >> i'm going to have the discussion with him as well as some other issues. i believe we ought to have a transition that is smooth and thoughtful in terms of the affordable care act and take our time and get it right. there's a lot of discussion to be had. we have a hearing today with him in the finance committee. so we'll have a chance to talk
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about those and other issues. >> so the president makes a bold move. takes the united states out of the tpp, the trans-pacific partnership. a lot of cheers but they are coming from the wrong side of the aisle. a lot of democrats are very happy about this. but, you know, whether or not it's ryan or mccain or your head for the house ways and means committee, they didn't like this. the gop liked the partnership. likes the idea of expansive free trade. what's going on with our new president and his party? >> well, hillary clinton and donald trump both came out against the trade deal with the pacific countries the tpp, trans-pacific partnership. i, too, thought it was not a god agreement and, frankly, there were three specific issues that i think were weak. one was with regard to autos, actually because there's a rules of origin that would allow autos to come in from japan with a lot of parts coming from other countries, including china that are not part of the agreement. that didn't seem fair and we
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made that point repeatedly. i think it can be approved. even republicans who support the concept of it because of the importance of having that agreement. they have concerns about some of the specifics. >> the first thing that happened, once you withdraw, you're out. china immediately stepped in to fill the vacuum. do you think it's a coincidence the next thing they did was make a comment about the south china sea and said the united states is not a party to this matter, which sounds more like a trade term than a geopolitical military operative term. do you see that they filled the void and the mistake has been made? >> they've been filling whatever voids that they can find and during the obama administration, as we've talked about before, we did withdraw in terms of our american presence around the world to the point that both russia, china and other actors have stepped in. and what's happens in the south china sea is an example. the other countries in the region are very nervous about that. i think the united states needs to continue to play a key role
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in asia. there's been discussion about bilateral trade agreements with some of these individual countries like japan, which is, by far, the biggest economy involved in the tpp. i understand they are interested if that. that could be very helpful. sometimes our bilateral agreements tend to be better than our multilaterals but you can reduce the barriers to trade further when you have an agreement just between two parties. so i'm hopeful we will not pull back from that region and, in farkts restore america's leadership. >> we have on the screen as part of your description that you're on the finance committee. but you're on a lot economists. one is the foreign relations. do you have any concern for the president forgoing the daily intel brief. many have said it's the cumulative understanding of this conversation about the issues as presented that give the president and the people around him the best feel for security conditions. >> i think the daily brief is important because it's raw intelligence.
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it's also important to have analysis from the people around you. i know he's put together a good national security team around him, including general mattis and general kelly who have been confirmed, and rex tillerson is on his way. i think he'll be confirmed in the next week or so. the raw intelligence is important. if you were to talk to previous presidents, they would say that they found that to be helpful in terms of understanding not just cumulatively what the narrative is around the world but, you know, deeper dive into some of the specific national security concerns around the world. >> you said you expect tillerson to be confirmed next week. you just said that you are concerned about russia and china filling the void in places around the world. i assume you've gotten over any concerns about rex fill tillers relationship with russia and what it means for putting america first. >> he's got good relationships with world leaders n that can be a positive or negative. and the hearings, i questioned him about that.
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i talked to him specifically about nato, article 5, which is an incredibly important part of our mutual defense with these countries. also talked to him about ukraine and the obama administration has not supported providing defensive lethal weapons to ukraine. he said he'd be in favor of reversing that policy. being tougher relative to vladimir putin and the russians and their intervention in ukraine. i did get some good comments from him about that and that assured me to be able to vote for hum last night. >> sarenator, thank you. we know you'll keep your eyes on the addiction prevention measures coming out of our government. >> thank you for your continue ed coverage of that and raising the awareness which is going to raise lives. and as we continue to fight this scourge. >> few things are as universal as addiction. be well, senator. talk to you soon. >> such an important topic. phone calls between president trump's national security adviser and a russian ambassador now under scrutiny.
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these calls raising concerns with counterintelligence investigators. evan perez is live from washington with more. what have you learned? >> the calls between mike flynn, president trump's national security adviser, and russia's ampass dor to the united states are being scrutinized as part of a broader intelligence investigation of russian activities here in this country. law enforcement and intelligence officials say the calls were captured by routine u.s. eavesdropping targeting the russian diplomats but the officials say some of the content of the conversation drew enough potential concerns that investigators are still looking into the discussions. the officials also stress that so far there's 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. one of the calls came on the same day the obama administration announced sanctions on russia and expelled 5 diplomats. the white house has said it has
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no knowledge any of investigation or even the basis for such an investigation. sean spice, the white house spokesman told reporters there were two calls. and that the men discussed four subjects. that includes setting up a conference on isis and a phone call between president trump and russian president vladimir putin. >> thank you very much. keep us up to date on that story. president trump moving quickly to start repealing several of president obama's policies. more executive actions expected this morning. how are democrats responding? we'll hear from one of them, next.
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ridiculous trade deals that are taking everybody out of our country and taking companies out of our country. and it's going to be reversed. i think you'll have a lot of companies come back to our country. companies that left are going to come back to our country. and they're going to hire a lot of people. >> president trump beginning his first week in office with a flurry of executive orders, including withdrawing from the trans-pacific partnership trade deal. the move fulfilling a promise mr. trump made during the campaign. joining us now to discuss it, democratic congressman keith ellison of minnesota, a candidate for the dnc chair. good morning, congressman. >> good morning. >> so you didn't like tpp. are you pleased with how swiftly mr. trump moved on it? >> i'm pleased that the american people over the course of years raised up the problems with tpp
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and i'm glad that their voices got heard, even if it was by somebody who manipulated the issue for their own political advantage. at the end of the day, we need a new trade model that ends deferral which is a tax provision that allows companies to keep profits offshore and not bring them back into the country. we need a trade policy that invests in american jobs and put american workers first. so that's really where we have to go from here. >> but these are the things that president trump is saying. why don't you give him credit for ending tpp? >> you know, i give him credit for being a reader of the political tea leaves. but look what else he did. he also re-established the global gag rule which is something very bad. one of the leading causes of poverty for women around the world is the inability to space their children. the inability to plan their families and he got rid of that,
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which is very damaging. but also the federal hiring freeze. another bad thing, too. >> i do want to ask you about those. but just one second. where you find points of agreement, why not give him credit for those things? >> because -- i think because the people who raise their voices over the course of years that brought us about -- brought about this policy. i want to give the people credit. that's what i believe. >> i understand. as you know, the way it works, the president, who is in office at the time that it happens gets the credit. >> well, i don't necessarily agree with that. in a democraerks it's the people who get the credit and the people drove this policy change to the point where they -- now we'll not have to deal with the trans-pacific partnership. what are we going to have to deal with next? we'll still have to have some kind of a policy and this is as a business person brought in ties, suits and a whole bunch of other stuff by using foreign
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low-wage labor. so i guess that's one of the reasons i'm not fully persuaded this is a cause for rejoicing. mr. trump does have a history of exploiting low-cost foreign labor in order to sell his goods and also, you know, you brought foreign workers into the united states to run his resort. >> so you don't believe him when he says he's for american workers as he said during the campaign and has reiterated since taking off, you don't believe that? >> i believe the workers in atlantic city who were mistreated by him, i believe them. i believe the workers in las vegas who say they were not treated properly by donald trump. those are the -- that's who i believe. this president, given his background, needs to do a little more proving before you make a believer out of me. >> if you'll not give him credit for withdrawing from tpp, then how can you criticize him for then his executive order on the
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so-called mexico city plan, the going rule that you address? >> because i disagree with it. because i think it's a bad policy. and i think that the right policy was to leave president obama's rescission of that policy in place. >> so you will criticize him -- you will criticize him for the policies you disagree with but never guff h never give him credit for those you -- >> you used the word never. >> you today will not give him credit. >> i'm relying on his background that he brings into office. what i'm relying on is the fact i was in untold number of meetings raising questions and concerns about the trans-pacific partnership over the course of the last several years, and i know people were very concerned about our trade policy. and were very -- and writing letters to congress. having meetings on the hill. and we're doing all kinds of things because they were concerned about our trade policy. that's what -- now that's what i think is critical to focus on. >> okay, now i just want to get to -- i want to move on to the
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mexico city gag rule you talked about because this is baffling. why not allow ngos to be able to discuss family planning with women? as i understand it, correct me if i'm wrong, they can't even discuss contraception? >> i think it's a very damaging policy. it's ideologically driven by certain -- some people's religious beliefs. and i don't think it's right to impose that as u.s. policy. and i think it's actually pretty damaging when you consider how so many women around the world are -- and so many people are relegated to poverty because women do fnot have the capacity to make choices around family planning. i think it's a disastrous policy and i'm sorry that it happened. >> i want to ask you about this meeting where mr. trump met with this bipartisan group of lawmakers, four republicans, four democrats. i know you weren't there in the
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meeting but did any of your colleagues share with you what it was like in the room when president trump again made the false claim that millions of people voted illegally. how did your lawmaker colleagues respond to that? >> well, i have to tell you, i haven't had the chance to go over the meet with them but i did read press reports it b it. at this point i'm not shocked to hear donald trump say something that's verifiably untrue. he's starting to develop a track record of it. and so the fact is that i think we're going to see more of this. i think we've just got to be very clear that we're going to correct the record and tell the truth to the american people. there's no record of millions of people who are not authorized to vote, voting in this election. the reason that donald trump lost the popular vote is because most americans don't prefer him. he did get the votes in the electoral college that allowed him to win but in terms of the
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overall popular vote, he didn't win it. it's because he's not a popular president. and he's actually starts his presidency with the lowest approval ratings in modern memory. so i think that's really where we are. and i think we're in for an interesting four years with donald trump. >> yes, we are. congressman keith ellison, thank you for being on "new day." >> you're welcome. >> chris? so why is president trump reviving the false claim about voter fraud costing him the popular vote? we'll get the bottom line, next. so they can detect and repair corrosion before it ever becomes a problem. because safety is never being satisfied. and always working to be better.
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president donald john trump continues to peddle a debunk claim that the voter fraud cost him the popular vote. why is the president stuck on these points? let's get the bottom line with david druker, senior congressional correspondent for the washington examiner and host of the podcast examining politics. why, david? why? >> the $64 trillion question, chris. and the only reason we're talking about this is because the president keeps bringing this up. and a much better model for him to follow if he's that concerned
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about his legitimacy and ability to get things done and be taken seriously, which i don't think he has to be concerned about, but if he's concerned, i think a model to follow is george w. bush coming out of the 2000 election where he lost the popular vote. ultimately decided in the supreme court, and there was a lot of talk back then about whether president bush had to move softly, be a little more bipartisan, reduce the ambition of his goals and he really was having none of it. he moved forward with exactly what he talked about on the campaign trail. in the first 1 helped da00 days done. education reform, big tax cuts and that solidified any doubts about the legitimacy of his presidency. and people forget it was a long time that it had been since somebody lost the popular vote but won through the electoral college. >> is there any harm in the president of the united states claiming that the underpinning of our democracy, free and fair
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voting, doesn't work? >> yeah, there's a lot of harm. the people in charge of government call into question the ability of government to do its job and question the legitimacy of our institutions, it sows all sorts of doubt. when people don't have faith in institutions, it affects the choices that they make, and it leaves them feeling as though there are things happening to them and about them that aren't true. and, look. that's one of the hallmarks of our democracy and our country has been the fact that we have been able to have faith in the rule of law, the constitution and institutions. that's one of the things the partisanship in washington, and i personally don't have a problem with partisanship because when people believe different things they fight it out. you don't want to see people losing faith in institutions. >> so how do you see the bottom line on the first spate of executive actions that
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culminated in tpp. it seems to be the president is doing a little something for everyone but on tpp, the wrong side of the aisle is cheering for him. you got bernie sanders and the democrats standing up and saying, yea. you got paul ryan who, of course, once again hedged on his feelings about it but pro-tpp. what's he doing to his party? >> he's moving them in a protectionist direction. alisyn, it was so interesting how keith ellison wouldn't give donald trump credit for pulling the u.s. out of tpp and it wouldn't happen without him doing it. if another republican had been elected, i think they would have renegotiated this or moved ahead with it. clearly the republican party is moving in donald trump's protectionist direction. and ultimately the american people are going to judge this on how it impacts their pocketbook but also whether or not america loses the peace dividend it's gained which has been good for everybody because we've been the influential player, economically and millitarily through a lot of these agreements.
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by pulling us out of the trans-pacific partnership, as much disagreement as there has been on both sides of the aisle about it, it was putting us in a position to be the dominant player in asia where china is rising and now gives china an opportunity to fill the vacuum. we've already seen a lot of our allies tilting toward china in this regard. we'll have to see how this plays out over the next decade or so. it could make china more powerful which is exactly what trump has said he doesn't want to do. >> the law of unintended consequences is at full play. we'll see what happens with all of this shake-up. let's talk about this week in terms of the hearings for cabinet picks. there's tom price. that one has run into a couple of hiccups, obviously, over some of his trading at the same time as pushing for legislation. betsy devos for education. a lot of democrats felt she was woefully unequipped for it but now we know there will not be a second round of questioning for her. the republicans have shut that
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down. what do you see that lies ahead, david. >> keep in mind the republicans are going to leave washington and head to philadelphia for their previously scheduled retreat. that cuts off half the week and the ability to hold more hearings and get some of these votes held. that's going to push that into next week. that's not really a problematic issue. most of the nominees that are left to be heard and voted on are pretty main stream republican conservatives which in a sense puts them at odds with trump on some issues. whatever people think of tom price, and there are some ethical issues there, he's a mainstream republican thinker. devorks a mainstream republican thinker on education and a desire to create more school choice for parents. and so on down the line. so i think there was a lack of proper vetting in the trump transition. moved a little slow on that. ultimately they'll get their picks because as we discussed, democrats don't have the votes to derail them. >> all right. there you go.
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bottom line. >> it's good enough for me. >> never enough bottom line. david drucker, thank you very much. one of president trump's core promises was to build a wall at the border with mexico. but some texans say that will not work. why would they say that? we talk to them next. thanks for loading, sweetie. ...oh, baked-on alfredo? ...gotta rinse that. nope. no way. nada. really? dish issues? throw it all in. cascade platinum powers through... your toughest stuck-on food. nice. cascade.
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time for the five things to know for your new day. president trump repeating his false claim that voter fraud cost him the popular vote. that was in a meet with top congressional leaders. phone calls between mike flynn and a russian ambassador under scrutiny. u.s. investigators looking at not only why the calls were made last month but also what was said. more confirmation hearings begin in about an hour. president trump's pick for secretary of state rex tillerson is up for a full vote next week. mike pompeo was sworn in as cia director after being confirmed. did you see this? minnesota governor mark dayton said to be okay after this fainting spell during the state of the state address monday night. aides rushed to the podium. emts came but they sent him home
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shortly after. we hope he has a full recovery. former president h.w. bush now out of the houston hospital's icu as he continues to recover from pneumonia. his wife, former first lady barbara bush, was released from the same hospital after battling bronchitis. >> and that's why they are the greatest generation and he is particularly strong. that man just beats whatever comes his way. >> they are tough. he jumps out of a plane on his big birthday. >> and mrs. bush, too. god bless both of them and a healthy recovery. >> go to newdaycnn.com for more. some trump supporters in texas say a wall along the border between mexico and the u.s. won't work. what holes do they see in his plan? cnn's ed lavandera is live in el paso, texas. boy, oh, boy, have you been doing some work on this issue, my brother. what have you learned? >> we're kicking off a week-long series examining a lot of these border issues.
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and what you hear repeatedly here in el paso, texas, and other border communities is that many of these issues are being debated without really consulting the people that are going to be the most affected by it. the people who live here on the border. this journey across the u.s./mexico border begins in south texas. where the rio grande empties into the gulf of mexico and on a rugged ride in an all-terrain vehicle with robert cameron. he runs an atv border tour business in the small town of progresso. >> do you think people have that impression? scary neighbors -- >> scary, dangerous place, absolutely. not as bad as people make it seem to be. >> reporter: cameron was born in mexico. is now a u.s. citizen. was a longtime democrat until donald trump came along and made him a republican. living and working on the border reveals a blurry reality. cameron fully supports the idea of trump's border wall. but every day, he sees the holes
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in that plan. >> part of the border wall that already exists. >> exactly. exactly. this was put back in 2006 by george bush. it's been around for a while. >> reporter: a few months ago while riding along the rio grande he recorded this video, what appeared to be smugglers with packs. it's the kind of story countless people along the border can share. but this san aris an area where border fence is already in place yet drugs and human smuggling keep coming. >> it hasn't stopped them. so you got this wall all the way around to the eye can see all the way over there. >> it keeps going. >> it keeps going. but then it's like that they start here. i don't know. i'm sure there's a reason. they ran out of money? >> reporter: this is the landscape in the big bend area of texas. n that's the challenge. how in the world do you build a
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wall in this kind of terrain? marcos lives in a far-flung outpost in the big bend region of west texas. he's a former big bend park ranger and now takes visitors on aerial tours of some of the most beautiful landscapes you'll ever see. >> so i want to know where in all of that do you put a wall? >> you think if donald trump flew with you, he'd still want to build that wall? >> i want you to tell donald trump that we don't really have a wall. thank you very much. and i don't think he can build a bigger one. >> this is some of the most rugged terrain you'll find along the southern border. hard to imagine that anyone would ever try to cross illegally through here. simply too treacherous. the big bend region stretches roughly 250 miles along the rio grande. a place far past the middle of nowhere. on a canoe trip down the rio
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gran grande, it's so quiet out here, you can hear the wind flutter past the coasting birds. every night, 88-year-old pamela taylor out of compassion leaves bottled water outside her home for migrants moving north and the border patrol aegents chasig them. she's lived a stone's throw from the border since 1936. when the fence was built north of the river, she found herself on the south side between the wall and mexico. >> you are a little bit of no man's land. >> we live in a gated community. i mean, you have to laugh about it. >> taylor voted for trump and wants to see illegal immigration controlled. she once found an undocumented migrant hiding from border patrol agents in her living room. but she warns the rest of the country that a wall won't work. >> that wall is not going to
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stop them. if it's 20 feet tall, they'll get a 21-foot ladder, right? i would like for mr. trump to come down here and talk to the people. >> reporter: until then, life on the border will keep passing by pamela taylor's front porch, and it might even stop for a quick drink. what you hear repeatedly as well, and you talk to enough people along these border communities, there's a much more nuanced view of these issues of border security and immigration. here in mexico, the border wall just stretching here in this more urban area. those lights behind me is juarez, mexico. so the line between the united states and mexico, much closer. these are intertwined communities. and many people here feel that's kind of lost on the rest of the country as these issues are being so hotly debated. >> thank you for taking the time to go down there and put in the work to show the rest of us what the reality was like.
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that woman was a trump voter, too, wasn't she? >> she was. absolutely fascinating. she's become a little bit of a celebrity there in brownsville because she's one of those people who literally, the wall is north of her. the rio grande is south of her. she's snuck that no man's land as we referred to. >> ed, thanks for showing us how much more complicated that reality is. on a much lighter note, moments ooh la la land danced away with the most oscar nods. it tied an all-time record. we'll break down all the nominees, the surprises, the snubs, all of that next for you. >> i like the snubs.
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hollywood waking up to some big news this morning. the nominations for the 89th academy awards were just announced. let's discuss it with our guestguest s. nischelle turner, "entertainment tonight" host and we are excited about christopher j. farrelly is on. editorial director of "the wall street journal." chris is just going to make oohing and ahing. >> i think the awards deserve it. >> this time forget about the #oscar so white. it's very diverse. denzel washington's "fences" getting best picture, also moonlight up for best picture and hidden figures. that was a bit of a surprise to some. if you've seen the film, it's not surprising. it's an excellent film. a lot of diversity among the
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nominees this year. we're putting up best picture there. and you can forget the #oscarssowhite. anything else jump out at you? >> yes, forget that hash tag but also don't think this is a make-up year for the years past. these movies and actors that were nominated are so deserving. everyone really gave some great performances. a couple of things in the best picture race. no "jackie." did not get nominated but natalie portman got nominated for that. also martin scorsese's film "silence" was left out. it's a brilliant film but almost three hours long so sometimes that can turn oscar voters off because it's really an undertaking to watch that film. all in all, it's a great list. my favorite movie of the year is on the list, "lion." that's head and shoulders above all the rest of the movies but i do not think it will win. it's going to be a race between moonlight, manchester and la la
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land. only three big studio films nominate forward best picture. and that's "arrival" ""fences" and "hidden figures." >> la la land tied a record 14 nominations. one comes in the best actress category. let's put up who they are. natalie portman as you said, emma stone for la la land, meryl streep, florence foster jenkins and ruth negga for "loving." >> someone who is not there up for best supporting actress, viola davis. anyone knows -- >> she's not supporting. >> it's ridiculous she's not up there for supporting. some other snubs is the scorsese snub. "silence" got pretty much silenced. but denzel washington is not up there for best director. he directed "fences" and amy adams in "arrival." that's all about amy adams, all about her acting and close-ups. and she didn't get a best
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actress nomination? very strange. >> i agree. amy adams is a big snub in that category. a very big snub. ruth negga jumped back in for "loving" and took away amy adams nomination. and meryl streep nominate forward "florence foster jenkins." >> thought she was overrated. >> i knew you were going to say that. >> this film was not her best work. in my opinion, i thought she was better in something like "ricky and the flash." it's kind of like the iron lady she was really good. the familiar wasn't great but she was good in it. it's one of those. >> she's always good. >> best actor. just give your headline you see there. >> well, casey affleck has to be considered the front-runner. "manchester by the sea." something stronger than him than we've seen before. people want to see him go on the stage and hear what he has to say. he really is up there. denzel washington "fences" based on a play.
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another strong performance. obviously a labor of love. he's bringing all of august wolfson's plays to the screen. so people will want to perhaps award him because of strong work and the cultural value of what he's doing there. and you can't discount ryan gosling. "la la land" is the darling of this year's oscars. people love ryan gosling and may think this is his year. but there's a little backlash going on. you saw that "saturday night live" skit about "la la land." it made fun of the fact that people are so possessive of this film and maybe the corner might be turned before we get to the oscars. we'll see. >> to be honest, andrew garfield gave the best performance of the here in "hacksaw ridge." it's a great film and he was phenomenal. he could have been nominated for "silence" as well. that young man is a great actor. i would like to see him win, although i do not think he'll win the oscar for this but he gave the best performance of the
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year. >> "hacksaw ridge" has a back story. >> it's a true story. >> a guy whose persona non grata in some places in hollywood because of comments he made years ago thatanti-semitic and racist. will he be welcomed back into hollywood's arms? >> he was nominated. >> we'll see whether that affects whether people want to hand him an award. that's a different question. >> but he was nominated. >> i don't think he'll win, but i think that hollywood has opened their arms back up to him. and i think he made a really good film. hard to watch because there's a lot of violence but it's a true story and a really good movie. >> he's made a lot of good films and he's a complicated guy. best supporting actress has two african-americans nominated. that's worth checking out online. >> thank you very much. >> viola davis will win. >> we need more time. >> where's your crystal ball. good enough statistic. next.
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at bp, we empower anyone to stop a job if something doesn't seem right, so everyone comes home safely. because safety is never being satisfied. and always working to be better. good stuff. we all love going to the movies. just celebrated the oscars. but it's expensive, especially for families. one community in iowa changed all that for students.
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principal amber dietz wanted her students to see the new movie "hidden figures." >> women and minorities aren't presented in a light that our kids get to see nearly enough. >> true and the movie changes that. so she asked the community for help and guess what they did? >> by the time i went to bed last night, we had reached our goal of over $1,000. >> now you know, an entire community helping kids reach their full potential. >> other lady engineers are in the movie and maybe some day i want to be an engineer. >> that's how seeds are planted. they raised so much money they'll get to send more. >> my kids just went to see it, and they loved it. comedians having fun with president trump and his team. here are your late night laughs. >> he wasn't lying. he gave alternative facts. like if you told the police officer, i wasn't speeding.
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