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defining how he things america should fit into the world. british prime minister theresa may will visit the white house and later take part in a news conference with the commander in chief, mr. trump. tensions are rising with mexico after its president cancelled a white house meeting. trump tweeted, mexico has taken advantage of the u.s. long enough, must change now. and tomorrow, the president holds his first phone call with his russian counterpart, vladimir putin. trump says he is open to better relations with russia, further raising concerns of his critics. we're covering all the angles on this busy morning. let's start with sara murray at the white house, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carol. busy is exactly the way to put it. donald trump will host his first world leader at the white house today, that's theresa may, the british prime minister. they're expected to meet, and also to hold a press conference
and take questions from reporters. he may sign some executive orders and may also meet with his new defense secretary, james mattis, and lay out his objectives in fighting isis. he spoke a little bit about the challenges when fighting this enemy. take a listen. >> the people we're going against don't wear uniforms. they're sneaky, dirty rats. and they blow people up in a shopping center. and they blow people up in a church. these are bad people. when you're fighting german and they had their uniforms and they had had their uniforms and japan and they had their uniforms and their flags on the planes and the whole thing, we are fighting sneaky rats that are sick and demented, and we're going to win. >> reporter: donald trump is also expected to have a very busy weekend ahead. he's going to be speaking with a number of world leaders, leaders in france, in germany, but also russian president vladimir
putin. obviously this is someone who has not had a great relationship with u.s. leaders in the past. and it comes at a time that we're seeing a sort of rocky diplomatic debut from donald trump, tensions between the u.s. and mexico are flaring, and the president of mexico just said he is no longer going to come to the u.s. for a meeting with president trump next week, carol. >> sara murray, thanks so much. all of this as president trump, as you heard sara say, adds fuel to the rift with mexico. president trump tweeted that mexico has been taking advantage of the u.s. long enough, as he floats the idea of floating a 20% tariff or tax on imports to pay for his wall. cnn's leyla santiago is live in mexico city with reaction. hi, leyla. >> reporter: carol, we're talking about a big meeting at the white house. we'll also be seeing a pretty big meeting here at los pinos, the equivalent of the white house, where the president has a mansion. he's going to have -- the mexico
president, he's going to be meeting today with the delegation that was in washington, dc this week, reporting back on what they learned, what came out of those meetings with trump's staff this week. so we expect to get quite a bit of reaction, not only from the president, but also some of the senators, the business leaders in mexico on exactly how they move forward with this new relationship today. also today, quite a big player here, we're expecting for carlos slim to speak, one of the richest men in the world, a multibillionaire. he had a bit of a back and fos h forth with president trump during the campaign. he is expected to speak out today, somebody who typically
doesn't speak publicly on a lot of diplomatic things. it will be interesting to hear what he has to say. also speaking out, the foreign minister. here is what he said. >> we simply cannot accept the concept of a neighbor paying for your wall. this is something we will never do, because this is about -- this is about our dignity and our pride. >> reporter: so clearly strong stakes, people applauding president enrique pena nieto for not being bullied. i thought it was interesting, when we were at the newspaper stand this morning, the vendor looked over and said, he's picking a fight with everyone. so we're certainly seeing this
as quite the talker. but it seems that here in mexico city, there is a sense of pride, as if dignity has been restored in this cancellation of the meeting and how they will move forward in this new relationship, carol. >> all right, leyla santiago, live from mexico city, thank you. lawmakers on both sides of the aisle in the united states are not lying this tariff idea. cnn's manu raju is live in philadelphia with that. hi, manu. >> reporter: hi, carol. the idea of how exactly to pay for the wall is something that is dividing both parties on capitol hill. the question is, now that mexico is saying they will not pay for the wall, will u.s. taxpayers now be stuck for paying for it? democratic senators are telling me, and sources, that they believe whatever funding package the trump administration sends to capitol hill will not get 60 votes in the united states senate, meaning it will be very unlikely that congress will
approve a funding package because of opposition from democrats, including conservative democrats, over how this would be funded. either through a 20% tax that the white house suggested was an option yesterday, or simply by adding upwards of $15 billion to the deficit. now, just moments ago, senate minority leader chuck schumer, the new york democrat, issuing this statement: "the cost of everything from groceries to cars to office supplies would go up 20%, making it hard for middle class families to pay for things they need everyday," lindsey graham tweeting he's, quote, mucho sad about the idea that the cost of marguerite thats and coronas could increase by 20%. but republicans who support this idea say that's a misguided notion, that it's all part of a larger effort to reduce corporate taxes. suffice to say, opposition and
concern about the approach that the trump administration is taking to get congress to foot the bill initially. and major questions about whether they could even get the package out of congress, because senate democrats could block it in the united states senate, just in a matter of months, carol. >> manu raju, reporting live from philadelphia. if president trump's relations with mexico could be subscribed as frosty, consider the warm and glowing praise from british prime minister theresa may. she visited the republican retreat in philadelphia. >> rooted not in the corridors of washington but in the hopes and aspirations of working men and women across this land. because of that great victory you have won, america can be stronger, greater, and more confident in the years ahead. >> cnn international diplomatic
editor nic robertson joins me from washington. will it be a friendly meeting between the two leaders this morning, nic? >> reporter: that speech by theresa may yesterday may look like it leapt off the pages of "how to make friends and influence people." she's saying britain wants to align itself with the united states. this long history of helping win wars together, the shared sacrifices together. her visit to arlington national cemetery earlier today speaks to that, that britain and the united states have lost many lives in sort of building the world in their own model, in their own way, if you will. what she wants to do and what she's saying now is that the future is a shared vision too, that britain is turning away from this international or liberal interventionism. this is how she put it. >> the days of britain and america intervening in sovereign
countries in an attempt to remake the world in our own image are over. but nor can we afford to stand idly by when the threat is real and when it is in our own interests to intervene. >> reporter: so that "influence people" part of the list, we've seen the "making friends," she would like the united states to remain a strong supporter of nato, to have a stronger view of the importance of unity in europe and be a little more cautious about the relationship with russia and president putin. yes, she wants to try and influence president trump. how strongly will she go in that language behind the closed doors of the oval office, not clear. >> nic robertson reporting for us, thanks so much. with me now is david gergen, former presidential adviser to ford, nixon, reagan and clinton. rebecca berg for real clear politics, and david rowe from
reuters. david, you have a strong american i lie saying the president of the united states is, you know, trying to take away its dignity and its pride. you have theresa may reaching out and apparently maybe a warm conversation. and you have this phone call with vladimir putin that we assume will be friendly because mr. trump has been so supportive of vladimir putin in the past. so put this into perspective for us. >> well, donald trump is off to a whirlwind start, isn't he? he's going through executive orders and phone calls and one thing and another. what franklin roosevelt did in his first hundred days, that is a tremendous number of changes, hard to put it all into one package, you know, if you're on the outside. but there's no question that in his relationship with mexico, he sent a message to one of our closest friends and our third largest trading partner after canada and china, that he was going to force changes. they see this as bullying. i think that sent a message not only through mexico but through
much of latin america that there may be a very difficult period in the relationship with the united states. on the other hand, theresa may has got a very, very different agenda. she's come in just after brexit or the separation out from the uk from the european union, and she's the one who is executing that. and she's trying to approve to britain, to europe, and to the world that brexit is not going to lead to a british disaster. it is in fact going to allow her to strengthen the relationship with the united states. she wants more access to markets here, she wants to have a trading relationship. she sees that as being part of a global power. from donald trump's point of view, he is going to welcome her because he wants to prove that brexit worked, and there's a great fear in the continent of europe, president hollande of france has been meeting with chancellor merkel of germany, that the combination of may and trump may help to unravel the european union, may help to
bring these other populist movements to power on the continent. and it's causing real heartburn in france and germany. >> david, when mr. trump was running for office, he was this great deal maker, right, he was adept as negotiation. is he showing that right now, david? >> well, you can find two sides on that, almost every issue with donald trump. his supporters think he's doing exactly the right thing, it's time to stand up to mexico and all the rest. the traditional, more conventional view, and one that you would find in the state department, for example, going back decades, is that yes, we have our differences, but they ought to be settled quietly around the negotiating table because we are friends. i was with president clinton during the nafta fight when nafta was being negotiated, the ending part of nafta, and then getting it past. i can tell you, every day there were tons of phone calls between the u.s. and the mexican sides
trying to see if we could hammer out an agreement on little details that would mean a difference on votes. and it worked out very successfully. i mean, you can argue about whether nafta has been good for american workers or not, that's a controversial question. but there's no question that the negotiation itself was an amicable one that really i think strengthened ties between not only the united states and mexico but across north america. we began to move to a single free market here in north america, a vision that ronald reagan and many others have had over the years. >> david rowe, all of this matters when it comes to national security too. you heard what mr. trump said about isis, this is a different kind of enemy, which i think all americans understand. so how does that fit into what's happening now? >> well, to be frank, there's a disconnect. there has been no single terrorist attack carried out in the united states that involved
anyone crossing from mexico. immigration has been flat, if you look at it over the last few decades. that's what's unclear. this call with putin this weekend is crucial. at the same time they're going to ban visas to all seven predominantly muslim countries. to win over isis we don't need russia, we need arabs and muslims. afghans, syrians, we need those allies on the ground. so this talk of a ban on immigration from these seven prominently muslim countries will help isis recruitment. it plays into a narrative that the united states is biased against islam. >> so the american people are sitting back and watching. rebecca, a new quinnipiac poll says mr. trump has a 36% approval rating. what does that say about his actions to date? >> well, carol, it says quite
simply that he has a lot of work to do. and part of this, he can use this discussion with foreign leaders to begin to reassure a lot of americans who feel that he has been a little bit trigger-happy in his first few days at president, but also during the transition, and who worry about his temperament as president, who aren't sure how he will act in these situations, either with foreign leaders or dealing with congress or signing executive orders. and so really his discussions with theresa may, his discussions by phone with vladimir putin upcoming, these can be some real opportunities for donald trump to show that he is going to be a serious player on the world stage, to show that he will be a good steward of the united states foreign policy abroad. but it's also a very risky situation for him, because it can go in completely the opposite direction. we know that donald trump operates in a way that the
foreign leaders, that diplomatic communities, not necessarily familiar with. it's very different from what they're used to. and so it's a risk as well as an opportunity. but he does have a lot of work to do. and, you know, i would point, carol, to his inaugural address. donald trump had an opportunity to reach out to americans who are still skeptical of him, to pledge to unite the country, and he didn't. his message played directly to his base. it was really just a campaign speech rejiggered for the inauguration. and so he still does need to take that opportunity at some point, i would argue, to speak to those americans who are still very skeptical of him. >> i have to leave it there. thank you so much. is he disciplined, is he keeping his promises, or is he preoccupied with being popular? a special, "trump's first week in office," tonight on 9:00 p.m. eastern on cnn. coming up, donald trump calls for an end to sanctuary
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president trump says he's cutting off federal funds from sanctuary cities. miami-dade is the first to comply. the reason? money. president trump tweeted that the miami-dade mayor made the right decision. i'll get the mayor on the phone in just a minute. first i want to back up and talking about exactly how we got here. there are about 300 cities and towns who have policies protecting undocumented immigrants from deportation. on wednesday, president trump signed an executive order that aims to strip away federal money from those sanctuary cities and counties. some mayors, though, are holding the line. >> i want to be clear. we're going to stay a sanctuary city. >> if necessary we'll use city hall itself to shelter and protect anyone who is targeted unjustly. >> i'm talking to all mayors in this country. >> are the mayors going to unite to draw a line in the sand?
>> we have. we want the federal government to protect those folks who have gotten temporary legal status and we want the overall system to be fixed. >> and as i told you, the miami-dade mayor is instructing his county jails to crack down. mayor carlos gimenez joins me now by phone, good morning, sir. >> good morning, how are you? >> i'm good. is this a complete break with the other mayors who govern sanctuary cities? >> absolutely not, because we never considered ourselves to be a sanctuary city. simply the directive that i gave is that the county commission had, in 2014, put out a resolution that stated that if we did not get verification of reimbursement for those inmates that we had currently under our jurisdiction that the federal government requested, that we would let them go whenever their time was served, whenever they had to go. before that time, we would honor the request of the federal
government to detain inmates that they wanted without regard to the compensation to the county. because it had cost us about half a million dollars over a number of years in costs that had not been reimbursed by the federal government. all i did yesterday was say that we don't need the documentation saying that they will reimburse us for the cost in order for us to honor the request to detain somebody who has been arrested in miami-dade county. >> in other words, and i'm just going to try to shorten this because it's a very complicated issue, when police arrest an undocumented immigrant, and that person goes to jail and is accused of a crime, and i.c.e., for example, the feds ask you to hold that person for whatever reason, right? >> right, yes. >> you are paying the cost of housing that prisoner. so you wanted reimbursement from the federal government. it gave that to you. and now you're no longer
requesting that reimbursement. okay, we've cleared that up. >> we will continue to -- >> let me ask you this, mayor. >> no, hold on. >> how are you different from los angeles and new york and other cities that say they're a sanctuary city? >> some of those cities don't give information when somebody is arrested, some information is actually withheld from the federal government. miami-dade county has never withheld information from the federal government. when somebody is arrested here, we provide information to the federal government on the people that have been arrested. in miami-dade county, when somebody is arrested for crimes that normally are committed here, some of them may be illegal immigrants. and so undocumented aliens. and so the federal government then would have that information that that individual is under our custody. they've had that information all along. the one thing that may have put us as a sanctuary city was a report issued in may of 2016 by
the obama administration and the justice department that said that because of that resolution and that change that we made in 2014, that we could be considered a sanctuary city, and we may be in jeopardy of losing federal funds. so the threat of actually losing federal funds goes back to may of 2016. and we have been trying to rectify that with the administration since that time. now we have a new administration who is obviously a lot you evto. it's really not worth the risk of losing millions of dollars to the residents of miami-dade county in discretionary money from the feds. so in a case where it doesn't really amount to much here in miami-dade, i made the decision to no longer require the federal government to give us a document indicating that they will pay the cost for that inmate. we will --
>> let me ask you this, sir. just for clarity, so if police stop an undocumented immigrant for a traffic violation, and they have to go into the county jail for whatever reason, would you then turn that information about that undocumented immigrant over to federal authorities? >> we turn any citizen, resident, immigrant, whatever, that is arrested, not stopped, arrested in miami-dade county, that information goes to the federal government and the state government. because we don't know what that individual may be wanted for in any other jurisdiction in the country. that just makes sense, that's just standard procedure. we don't protect that information from anybody, for anybody. and so the federal government then knows that a certain individual is under our custody. and if they're wanted for some reason, either there's a warrant or that individual is wanted by immigration, then the federal government has that information,
they then request for us to hold that individual until they can come and get them. and so in the past, we used to, for immigration purposes and other purposes, we would hold that individual until immigration would come. but that ended up costing us a lot of money. that's where that resolution came from. we just went back to 2014, two years ago, before that resolution. so our procedures are the same as they were two years ago. and then that procedure that was instituted two years ago is what caused the obama administration to label us as a potential sanctuary city. >> gotcha. understood now. mayor carlos gimenez, thank you so much for your time. >> thank you, appreciate it. still to come on the newsroom, the white house is energizing the antiabortion movement as demonstrators get ready to rally in washington.
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and good morning, i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. the antiabortion movement getting a big boost of support from the white house. the vice president, mike pence, and top aide kellyanne conway both plan to attend and speak at the march for life event all ahead of president trump's pick for a supreme court nominee. cnn correspondent sunlen serfaty is on the national mall covering this for us this morning. hi, sunlen. >> reporter: good morning to you, carol. this march happens every year, but certainly this year these
antiabortion activists are feeling an extra sense of momentum and energy. certainly the heavy administration presence here is sending a signal of support. you have vice president pence coming down in person to address this crowd in just a few hours and top trump adviser kellyanne conway also showing up as well. as you mentioned, the backdrop of the supreme court vacancy certainly is an important moment for this movement. they really are sensing an opportunity, very hopeful to see a more conservative in place. we know the supreme court decision is likely to come very soon, president trump says potentially next week he'll make his decision. here is what he said to sean hannity last night as he inches towards making his pick. >> will it be from the list that you gave out during the campaign? >> the answer is yes. >> will it be an originalist?
>> i don't want to say that. you're going to see on thursday. >> have you made your decision? >> i have made my decision pretty much in my mind, yes. next question. i may be subject to change at the last moment. but i think this will be a great choice. >> reporter: now, this march here will start after the rally. these activists will march down this way, off the washington monument area, down the iconic constitution avenue, all the way to symbolically end at the supreme court, after having another rally there. then many of these activists will go on capitol hill and try to meet with members congress, many of whom, notably, are out town at their party retreat. carol, i can tell you this movement is feeling very emboldened by a republican congress and white house, they have support on both sides of pennsylvania avenue. >> sunlen serfaty live from the national mall, thank you so much. deanna wallace, staff council
for americans united for life, welcome. >> thank you for having me today. >> thanks for being here. i see you're at the march. so is this the moment? because the crowd appears very energized right now. >> it's a very hopeful crowd. this is our moment for many of us that have been in the pro-life movement, as a new generation of pro-life activists. >> so i'm just saying that, do you think that a victory is very close? or -- i mean, are you hopeful it's close? >> i think we have a unique moment in history right now where we have the ability to maybe take the supreme court back to a constitutional court where this isn't a political issue but the legal issue it was always intended to be. >> president trump says he has a supreme court nominee in mind, actually there are three he has in his mind, all are george bush nominees, all are conservative.
are you satisfied with his choices? >> we are a legal organization. so we don't comment on potential nominees until they are actually before the senate judiciary committee. we have testified before and we will definitely look forward to seeing this trump administration support and put forth a nominee that would be true to the constitution, true to the text of the discussion, and really continue scalia's legacy of making sure that the constitution is followed and not political whims. >> gotcha. and i ask you that question because, you know, i was wondering, will one supreme court justice be enough for you to achieve your goal of overturning row v. wade. after all, justices breyer, ginsburg, sotomayor, kagan --
>> we're not saying one supreme court justice would be enough. we have four years with a president who has promised to consider this issue when choosing his supreme court justices. and the pro-life movement is sending a message that we are paying attention, we are here, and we are expecting president trump to keep that promise. >> so i'll ask you this question now. so you're at this big rally. what is the next step? you're going to hold trump's feet to the fire. so is there a plan? >> well, here at americans united for life, we have been working with state legislators for many decades on making sure that at the state level, we are promoting good legislation that protects both mothers and their unborn infants from the abortion industry. and so we're going to continue to push our legislation to help legislators to protect the mothers and the children in their states. so that whenever the supreme court is ready to hear this issue again, they have a solid
piece of legislation to look at. >> and as you well know, pro pro-aborti pro-abortion-rights groups are energized too, you saw after inauguration day, hundreds of thousands of women throughout the country and the world. are you prepared for that? >> we're definitely prepared to educate the nation on what the real issues here are, the humanity of the unborn, the legal status of the unborn. we're not afraid of that discussion. we would encourage that discussion across the nation and states. that's why we work with the state legislators on all of these issues. >> all right, deanna wallace, thanks so much for joining me this morning. still to come in the newsroom, the department of homeland security now freezing trips overseas to interview potential immigrants. i talked with a family of syrian refugees already living here in the united states, what they think about trump's policies, next. -aging face cream. it's realizing beauty doesn't stop at my chin.
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the department of homeland security is no longer interviewing refugees who want to come into the united states, according to a law enforcement source. the dhs is freezing staff trips to other countries as well, where the interviews would be held. the agency is apparently waiting for guidance from the new president on a new immigration policy. here is what president trump said on fox last night. >> right now, the fbi has over 1,000 investigations going on. 1,000. >> in all 50 states? >> all over the place. and these are people we let in. we don't need this. we don't need this. some people have come in with evil intentions, most haven't, i guess. but we can't take chances. >> okay.
so that news may be troubling to many americans but it's far more troubling to those trying to become americans. i talked with one syrian family that now lives in the united states. here is their story. >> reporter: dozens of refugees live here in clarkston, georgia. the locals say it's the most diverse square mile in america. do you feel lucky that you're here? >> translator: certainly i'm lucky. i'm safe now. safety is everyone's wish. >> reporter: sumir and his wife paid a smuggler to sneak them out of their home in syria. they don't talk about it much because most of their family died in syria's relentless civil war. when you guys had to leave sy a syria, leave your home, leave your family, leave all that was familiar to you to go somewhere, i just wonder what that's like. >> translator: your heart bleeds from the inside when you have to leave your country.
but at the same time, you're leaving to seek safety and stability for your family. you want to live, to stay away from problems. >> reporter: if you could go home, would you? >> translator: everybody would prefer to go back to his or her country if it's safe. i'm happy living in the u.s., but nonetheless i always miss my home country. my country is still at war. we don't want to go back. >> reporter: the nonprofit new american pathways helped sumir find a home. it provides his family with english classes and sumir a job in a middle eastern restaurant. trump's executive order will suspend programs like this. >> it's not a humane approach, to reject people fleeing the war. instead the president should rescue and bring in more people for humanitarian reasons. >> reporter: some americans are afraid of people from the middle east, from syria. why do you think that is? >> translator: to the contrary, we love the american people.
we want them to reciprocate our feeling. we came to them for help. we want them to love us. we'll love them back. >> reporter: after fleeing syria, sumir's family wound up in jordan. they registered as refugees with the united nation's refugee agency. they were vetted by the fbi, homeland security, and the united nations. and along the way, dania had two more babies. so your children, each child was born in a different country? >> translator: yes. each of my kids was born in a different country. my oldest son was born in syria. my next child was born in jordan. and the youngest one was born in the u.s. >> reporter: what can you say to the american people? >> translator: if you've left your country and the war, you're only seeking safety. you don't want anything to do with war and terrorism. if what you want is terror, then your country, which is at war, is the perfect ground for you. >> reporter: still, sumir's
family yearns to go home inform but they can't. there is no home in syria anymore. so like many refugees before them, they're working to create their own american dream. >> and if you're wondering what their american dream is, sumir is busy opening up his own restaurant while they're learning english. still to come in the newsroom, awards season officially in full swing as the s.a.g. awards prepares to kick off this weekend.
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a chicago judge has denied bail for four suspects accused of torturing a young man with special needs and streaming the attack on facebook live. prosecutors say they beat him up and sliced his scalp. all four have been charged with committing a hate crime. they're expected to appear in court together later today. virus president trump making his case against obamacare by pulling tv ads promoting enrollment. they were scheduled to run in the final few days of the open
enrollment period. with president trump and congressional republicans vowing to repeal the affordable care act, $5 million of commercial placement have been cancelled. prince's sister and half brother say millions are owed to the pop super star's estate. they filed a document saying the proceeds why mishandled. the concert featured more than 100 artists but prince's family says $7 million is missing and went to promoters. "the devil wears prada" is being turned into a musical and sir elton john is writing the music. >> all right, everyone, gird your loins! >> did someone eat an onion bagel? >> imagine those lyrics in musical form. elton john has composed music for "the lion king." no word when the musical will hit the stage.
voting under way for the 23rd annual screen actors guild awards. the star-studded event goes down this sunday and pays tribute to the best television and movie performances this year. nbc's stephanie elam is live in los angeles. >> reporter: this is where the magic will happen, carol, in the shrine auditorium. this is where you'll see a lot of "a" listers will be showing up. john legend and nicole kidman will be presenting. there's a lot going on here. this is where the actors get to honor the best of the best, from tv and also in film. so you're looking at on the tv side "the crown," a lot of people saying that one may be a big hit, and on the film side, of course "la la land," "manchester by the sea," these are big ones, "fences," "hid
figures" there's a lot of talk about. cathy connell is the executive producer of the show. how hard is it to make a show -- and it's awards season. how hard is it to make this show stand out? >> it's about the actors. every award is going to an actor. the audience at home knows the actors. we'll have a big party. >> reporter: and a hard time trying to figure out, there's a lot of close contenders this year. >> there are a lot of great performances. i'm glad i don't have to vote. >> reporter: so think about it, there's some great performances out there right now, carol, and we are going to see a lot of people here tuning in to see what's going to happen. after they come through here, they'll come up. let's show them the stage. they'll come up and accept their award here, carol. highly anticipated. a lot of people think what happens here will show us what's going to happen come oscars. >> may i make a prediction? >> reporter: yes, i would love to hear it. >> "la la land" will take everything. >> reporter: "la la land" is a favorite. let's keep in mind, it's about
actors who are struggling to make it in hollywood. and these are actors. so that may play pretty well with the crowd. i wouldn't be surprised at all. >> although i did see "lion," did you see "lion"? >> reporter: i've seen them, just about all. i loved "lion," i loved "moonlight." these movies, best cast is a big award at the s.a.g. award, you'll look for the big performances that involve the entire cast, that's going to play really big here at the s.a.g. awards on sunday. >> we'll be watching, stephanie elam. thank you for joining me today, i'm carol costello. "at this hour with berman and bolduan" after the break. ...the rest of the world... ...fades away.
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hello, everyone, i'm john berman. >> hi, everybody, i'm kate bolduan. a week ago today we were standing on the national mall as donald trump became president. he's now closing out his first week in office with several firsts. just a short time from now, president is going to be sitting down with british prime minister theresa may before a joint news conference. we of course will bring that to you live. in an ironic twist, the president's first visit with a foreign leader comes after his first snub by a foreign leader, following what is likely the first ever twitter feud with a foreign leader. this morning the president kept at it again over mexico, trade deficits, and the border.