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we have a great relationship with russia and other countries. i will consider that a good thing, not a bad thing. i am stake new vetting measures to keep radical islamic terrorists out of the united states. >> there's no evidence that any refugees that we have let into this country have committed any act of terrorism in the u.s. >> if you are a christian in syria, it was impossible, very, very, at least very, very tough to get into the united states. we're going to help them. >> you say a minimum of three million voted. that's a huge percentage. you think 15% of the people were not citizens of this country, voted in the last election? >> when we are completely satisfied, we will expose the list to the public.
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it's always good to start our morning with you. thanks for being here. i am christi paul. >> i am victor blackwell. president trump has a busy day ahead. in less than an hour, speaking with the japanese prime minister shinzo abe and four other leaders, leaders of germany, france, australia, and russia. vladimir putin on the list today as well. >> one official calling it, quote, the most important one. sparking concern among other world leaders and u.s. lawmakers, including republicans. >> earlier france spoke out on the president's executive order banning refugees from seven majority muslim countries. the french foreign minister calling it quote worrying. >> cnn covering this from all the angles. we have cnn correspondents in russia, germany and turkey. starlt with ryan nobles live from washington. president trump has a lot planned for today.
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what is he expected to discuss top of the list with these world leaders? >> christie, these are introductory phone calls, he comes from the business world, not the political world. hasn't had the opportunity to meet leaders from the important countries. this will be his first opportunity to introduce himself, talk about some of his plans going forward. you're right. the most important phone call that many view is that phone call middle of the day with russian president vladimir putin. trump talked about wanting a warmer relationship with russia. talked on that during the joint press conference with british prime minister theresa may from yesterday. take a listen. >> we'll see what happens as far as sanctions, talking about that. we look to have a great relationship with all countries ideally. that won't necessarily happen, unfortunately probably won't happen with many countries but if we can have as we do with prime minister may and the
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relationship that we've all developed and in the short relationship we just developed just by being with each other, had lunch and we really had some very interesting talks and very productive talks. but if we can have a great relationship with russia and with china and with all countries, i'm all for that. that would be a tremendous asset. no guarantees, but if we can, that would be a positive, not a negative. >> so it is assumed that top on the list of that conversation with vladimir putin today will be the talk of whether or not the u.s. will lift heavy sanctions currently in place on the russian government. there are some republican leaders very concerned that the trump administration is heading that direction, among them senator john mccain who said he hopes that president trump will put an end to the speculation and reject such a reckless course. if he does not, i will work with my colleagues to codify these sanctions against russia into law. the russian government certainly
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hoping the sanctions are going away, but some of the other foreign leaders that donald trump will talk to today are hoping those sanctions remain in place. >> ryan noble, grateful to see you this morning. thank you. >> thank you. let's go to moscow, bring in cnn international correspondent ivan watson. ivan, how is the kremlin characterizing this upcoming call? >> reporter: it is clearly trying to manage expectations, victor. a kremlin spokesperson saying yesterday that this is going to be pretty much diplomatic, standard diplomatic protocol, that russian vladimir putin will congratulate donald trump on his inauguration. this will be the first formal contact between the two leaders since the inauguration but the kremlin spokesperson saying he doesn't expect real substantial issues to be discussed in this preliminary conversation. it is very important to note in some circles here, some official circles and some media circles
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that trump administration's ele he thinks the phone call between the leaders would be a new beginning for the battle against isis, for resolving the war in syria and the war in ukraine as well. there are some big expectations from some russians that hope it leads to thawing of relations between moscow and washington, less isolation, less opposition from western countries, from the u.s. and european union which have coordinated sanctions against russia together since it intervened in annexed territory from ukraine in 2014. hopes that this could perhaps lead to an end in that, an end of a united front coming from the west against russia. a lot of what donald trump has said during the election
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campaign and run up to the inauguration has been music to the kremlin's ears, particularly when he has talked about nato, the military alliance being obsolete. russia sees nato as an aggressive power and threat to it, but of course donald trump has contradicted himself in the past, has made reversal. a lot of people are waiting to see what could come of this first round of direct communications which are expected to take place in the coming hours. >> that call is scheduled for noon eastern, about four hours from now. ivan watson in moscow for us, thank you. >> let's go to germany, berlin's mayor has strong words for president trump. he says today at the beginning of the 21st century we simply cannot accept our historical experience is to be thrown out by the very people to whom we largely owe our freedom, the americans. i appeal to the president of the
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united states not to go this way of isolation and exclusion. wherever such borders exist in korea and cyprus, they create suffering and the opposite of freedom. i call upon the american president. think of your predecessor, ronald reagan, remember his words, tear down this wall. that is why i say dear mr. president, do not build this wall. atika shubert has more. good morning, atika. >> reporter: spoken to president trump before, when he won the election, made a brief congratulations call to him. they're likely to hit on a variety of topics including russia, nothing too in depth. this is more of a getting to know you, what is the working relationship going to be. it is going to be quite awkward. president trump has said he has respect for angela merkel as a leader in germany but policy on refugees was a catastrophic mistake. merkel herself refrained from making any direct comment on president trump other than to say that germany stands by its
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liberal democratic values. in fact, people around her are far more outspoken, steinmeyer said he was appalled by president trump's campaign and sees the kind of nationalism that trump represents as dangerous to the world. so it will be an interesting conversation to follow to see exactly what they talk about. most of all, what the relationship will be. interesting to note here, angela merkel is one of the world leaders that knows vladimir putin best, speaks fluent russian, grew up in east germany under the soviet era. she could certainly offer words of advice to president trump how to deal with president putin. >> appreciate it. thank you. let's talk about executive orders, two more signed late friday. one aimed at spurring military spending, the other changes u.s. immigration policies. >> the order on immigration is making waves this morning, appearing to prioritize christian immigrants over middle eastern countries, from middle eastern countries, giving added weight to those that are minority religion in their home
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country. here's what the president told the christian broadcasting network about why he believes christians in particular need this help. >> they have been horribly treated. if you are a christian in syria, it was impossible, very, very, at least very, very tough to get into the united states. if you were muslim, you could come in. but if you were christian, it was almost impossible. and the reason that was so unfair is that everybody was persecuted in all fairness, they were chopping off the heads of everybody. but more so the christians. and i thought it was very, very unfair. so we are going to help them. >> let's look at the numbers at large here. according to a pew research study in 2016 the u.s. admitted 38,901 muslims, a record for a single year. 37,521 christians. with those numbers w the context
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here, you decide if the president's characterization there is accurate. let's talk more about this executive order. this bars millions of people from coming from certain let's call them terror prone countries, that's how the government is characterizing them, entering the united states for 90 days. according to a white house official, those runs are iran, iraq, syria, sudan, libz, yemen, somalia. >> it suspends the roughing program for 120 days and for syrian refugees, putting a cap on total number of refugees admitted at half the current level. it calls for new screening procedures and cancels the visa interview waiver program for repeat travelers. shortly after this executive order was signed google apparently sent an internal advisory to employees saying if they're from a country listed in this order they should can sece
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their plans. ben, you have been able to talk firsthand with some of the families effected. help us understand how they are processing this. >> reporter: well, they're disappointed is a mild way to describe their reaction to this executive order. i was in touch today with a friend who served for years as a translater for the u.s. military in iraq, risked his life many times, i have seen the file he submitted to the immigration authorities, their glowing recommendations from senior u.s. military officials. in the meantime, he's seen his wife's health deteriorated, their marriage is on the rocks, and of course because he is a sunni muslim from a town that was under occupation by isis, there's also a price on his head, so he is very worried about the security of his family. now the chance of going to the
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united states which they had put so much hope in seems to have evaporated, at least for the time being. one syrian refugee that lives near the turkish border in the south of the country told me he is enraged by this executive order which he described as racist. another iraqi i have been in touch with who actually has a green card, who has lived in the united states for several years, he is currently in baghdad, supposed to travel to the united states tomorrow, but of course there's so much lack of clarity in this executive order. he doesn't know if he can get back in. this is what he wrote to me. he said i honestly am a bit scared. i'm not sure if they will let me in. i would never imagine this would happen in the u.s. since it is one of the few countries letting in immigrants from across the world to start a new life there. i am shocked. and this does seem to
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characterize the reaction of many people who are hoping someday to escape the terror and war that has racked places like iraq and syria and come to safety and security in the united states. >> all right. ben wedeman, so appreciate that perspective. thank you. president trump will speak with five world leaders today including russia's president vladimir putin. what potentially will be discussed and what will not. that's next. ♪
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president trump will speak with five world leaders today. the leaders of japan, germany, france, australia, and russia. what will be on the table for those discussions and what will be left out? we're joined by david rhodes, national security investigations editor for reuters. and nic robertson, cnn international diplomatic editor. good morning to both of you.
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david, i want to start with the executive order that was signed by the president last night and what we heard from david mill brand, head of the international rescue committee about that order and its impact. let's watch. >> america is no safer than it was 24 hours ago. but 60,000 people who have been through the vetting process around the world are victims of terror around the world aren't able to come here. what's more, america's reputation as humanitarian leader has been lost. and a propaganda gift for those extremists who want to say america doesn't want muslims to come here. i think it is a dangerous day, a hasty, harmful -- these are victims are terror seeking haven. >> david, what do you make of that characterization of this executive order? >> many things are accurate. the key to defeating isis is to
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get muslims to battle them now. there are iraqi forces fighting and dying in mosul, trying to retake mosul from isis. you mentioned earlier that the president saying isis killed more christians in the middle east than muslims, i don't know the exact numbers. christians only makeup 4% of the population in the middle east. the vast majority, vast, vast majority of people isis killed was muslims in the region. so we need allies, arabs, muslims, afghans, pakistanis in general to combat extremism. that's the key. this is a battle for the future of islam between moderate and extremists and we need to back the moderates. i don't think banning muslim immigrants and saying you're going to help christians will get us moral ie allies. >> look to the calls he has with the five leaders, speak with prime minister of japan at the
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top of the hour. let's look to 11:00 a.m. and german chancellor angela merkel. they're on opposite sides of this discussion, admitting syrian refugees. we have the ban that's in place here in the u.s. and more than a million have been admitted to germany. how deep do you expect their conversation to go into that or is this going to be just a congratulations, mr. president, introductory call? >> this call comes an hour before the call with president putin, and certainly we can expect angela merkel to talk with president trump about her understanding and knowledge and interaction with president putin. they once upon a time, she once upon a time believed they had a decent relationship. she no longer believes that. she has come to over time see president putin as unreliable. setting that part aside, what angela merkel is worried about are several things, there's
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erosion of the u.s. moral authority around the world when you start appearing, giving the appearance of banning certain religions and not accepting refugees across the board. obviously this is a transition period to something else, but this message as david mill band said can be manipulated by isis. isis remains a threat in europe. she will maybe frame the conversation with president trump in that respect because president trump has been very strong about being anti-isis. remind him this can potentially fuel the propaganda. there's a deeper worry for angela merkel and the french president on the call with president trump later in the day. what this kind of language does is enable the populous nationalists, anti-islamic political parties in europe and already in holland where there are elections in two months,
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supporting what president trump has done and calling on him to go further and ban and restrict entry for people from saudi arabia and other muslim countries. right now, they're the most popular party in holland. they potentially stand to come out as the largest party in the elections in a couple months, and that worries europeans. >> david, let's talk about the call with vladimir putin. we know at the news conference the president said it is too early to lift sanctions on russia. a u.s. official tells cnn the white house asked for information about the sanctions ahead of the call with putin. do you expect it will be on the table during the first call? >> i don't think it will be, but president trump is bold in what he has done so far. if he does this, if he removes sanctions it will split the republican party. he needs their support to carry out his agenda in congress.
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one thing you mention the call to angela merkel, europe is a critical trading partner of the united states. if you look at the european union as a whole, it ranks next to china. if he gets aggressive in terms of trade with mexico and china, he needs strong relations with europe. he calls nato obsolete, but a beneficiary of nato is tremendous trade between the united states and europe. he is going to potentially alienate republicans here in washington and then he can alienate europe, a key trading partner if he pushes quickly on removing sanctions. >> interesting we heard from the prime minister there, theresa may, characterize the president's views of nato for him, that he is 100% behind nato. didn't hear it from him himself. that will be part of the german and french call later today. david rhodes, nic robertson, thanks so much. we'll be right back.
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26 minutes past the hour. president trump's executive order regarding the border wall with mexico is taking center stage it seems as his first week as president. the president of mexico cancelled a trip over dispute over who is paying for the wall. >> which according to a few sources would cost between 10 to $25 billion. yesterday the two spoke by phone and agreed to negotiate but not speak publicly about the issue. meanwhile, the world's fourth richest man held a rare press conference to offer help for mexico to negotiate with trump.
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let's check some other top stories. coming up bottom of the hour. chris christie will not be charged with criminal misconduct in the bridgegate scandal. prosecutors say they can't prove it in court. the probable cause over the summons is scheduled next week. you may remember in september of 2013 governor christie was accused of orchestrating a lane closure on george washington bridge in alleged political revenge plot to punish a mayor who did not support him. actor john hurt who starred in the original science fiction hit "alien" has died, sorry to tell you. known for this scene when a creature explodes. we aren't going to show it. you know what it is. he worked more than six decades in tv and film. we don't have word on details of his death, how he died. we know he was 77 years old when he left us. 31 years ago today,
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challenger space shuttle exploded after launch. booster engine broke off 73 seconds into the flight. it exploded in mid air. the seven astronauts killed in that incident. first time nasa -- look at this video out of new york. saw that pickup plowing through the side of a bus. here's the interior of it. according to police, the driver was getting off the exit ramp and hit the gas instead of the brakes, the truck driver was fined for failure to reduce speed. 8 people were hurt in that crash. president trump cracks down on illegal immigration with an executive order to end federal funding for sanctuary cities. boston's mayor joins us to tell us what he's doing to combat the
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entering for 90 days. >> it is part of the attempt to crackdown on illegal immigration, also calling for an end to sanctuary cities. it will strip federal grant money from states and cities that give shelter to illegal immigrants. miami county has the second highest immigrants and first to comply with the call to action. the mayor saying he will cooperate with all immigration detain and requests from department of homeland security. that's a move the president praised on twitter saying it was the right decision. strong. meanwhile, democratic mayors in los angeles, boston, new york, banded together to challenge the president's order. >> boston mayor marty walsh is with us. good morning, mayor, thank you for being with us. >> good morning. thank you for having me. >> sure. you've indicated you are prepared to open city hall's doors to shelter undocumented
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immigrants if need be. why do you feel so strongly about this? are you really truly prepared to do that? >> i am a son of immigrants. my mother and father came to this country in the '50s to pursue the american dream. they had myself and my brother. one of their kids became mayor of city of boston. that's what we built our country on, the american dream. there are a lot of immigrant stories like that, lot of people came from other places for many different reasons. i actually am prepared to open my office and city hall. i think it is very unfair and unfortunate now the message that the administration is sending to people around the world about america. and i think that counter productive to who we are as a country. and i think that today, hearing reports that the president is going to be meeting with foreign leaders to talk about the
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economy, moving the economy forward. that's what our president should be talking about, not throwing out distractions out there. >> how far are you willing to go? >> i am pretty clear. we have what's called the trust act in the city of boston. we don't work with federal authorities in reporting undocumented immigrants when we pull people over or know somebody is here undocument. what we do, if there's a felony committed, we notify the federal government and follow the rules there, there's no question about that, but i don't think this is the appropriate thing to do. we have 11 million people here in this country undocumented. people brought in by their parents. young americans born here by two parents that are undocumented. to simply talk about putting fear into people that we're going to round people up and deport them out of the country, that's not the right thing to do. first of all, it is not going to be good for the economy. not a good thing for cities
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across america. and last week at the u.s. conference of mayors, bipartisan group of mayors sat down and talked about immigration and importance of looking for a pathway to immigration, not going out and putting threats out there saying they're going to be deporting everyone. it is not going to work. i think it is important for washington to understand, sit down, and talk about what to do about policy moving forward. we're supposed to be moving forward. this is a very irresponsible threat that's being made. >> if i hear you correctly, you're saying it is the policy to legalize the people that is the problem? >> for the last seven years, congress and senate because they can't seem to get together because of democrats and republicans not being able to move anybody's agenda forward, it should be -- the president should be angry at them, put it on their lap, say okay, republicans, democrats, let's come up with immigration reform
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here. immigration isn't just people here undocumented, it goes a lot deeper. it goes into work visas and into education and more than people are here undocumented. >> there are people watching this that remember kate steinle, the san francisco woman was killed by an undocumented i am gra -- immigrant deported five times. there are people watching that believe sanctuary cities shouldn't be in existence, you should be following federal law in that regard. what do you say to them? >> let me say two things. number one, we clearly have a breakdown in policy if somebody has been deported five times in the united states of america and got in four of those times. i think that's a problem there. the second thing, i think it is very unfair, i heard a lot of those stories, my heart goes out to family members that lost loved ones, but we can't paint a broad brush over every person in this country who is an undocumented i am grant and say they're a murder errer or crimi.
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we have a lot of hard working people, trying to raise a family, working, raising a family, their kids are in our schools. that's what donald trump is doing, trying to place fear in people by using those heart felt extreme cases where people lost loved ones. he shouldn't do that. he is doing a disservice to families that lost loved ones by doing that. as president of the united states of america, his administration should say how do we deal with this issue because the issue is about the gentleman who was deported five times in this country and on the fifth time when he came back into the country he took someone's life. he should never have been allowed in here the times before that. that's what we need to do when we talk about immigration policy and immigration reform. building a wall doesn't solve any potential family's problem down the road with people who are here undocumented and commit felonies, serious crimes, take people's lives. his policy does not deal with
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the trump administration is poised to move forward with its accusation of widespread voter fraud. any time now, any day the president could sign an executive order launching an investigation after he renewed baseless claims that he would have won the popular vote if not for, quote, 3 to 5 million illegals who voted. here to discuss, cnn contributor, former federal election commission council larry noble.
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former trump campaign senior adviser jack kingston and washington bureau chief for sun times, lynn sweep. larry, i want to start with you. threshold for proving fraud is high. the president describes being registered in two states, deceased being on the rolls, those are not crimes. it is illegal to vote in two states, of course. what's the threshold they have to reach and is there any evidence that supports the president's claim? >> they would have to show somebody actually voted in two places or that somebody intentionally registered falsely in two places, that they registered someplace they do not live. what studies have shown is what's happening is people move, register one place, move, and register in the new place, and forget they're registered in another place. that's not illegal. some of the people closest to trump are registered in two places. steve bannon is, jared kushner
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is. the fact you're registered in two places doesn't mean you voted in two places, that's illegal. >> lynn, it was 4:00 a.m. when the president tweeted he is going to order a major investigation into this voter fraud. what's the delay? we have seen more than a half dozen executive orders signed this week. haven't heard anything more about this. >> i don't know why there is a delay but i don't think it means that we won't see an executive order coming on it, but i want to underscore what larry said that there's distinction between voter rolls that need to be purged and checked and actual fraud. if god forbid i drop dead sometime today, i will still be on the voter rolls for awhile. it takes time for the local authorities who run elections, multiple ways elections are conducted in this nation by local authorities with a multitude of different rules,
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depending what state and local jurisdiction, it takes time. i hope as we have this discussion that there's a distinction made between voter rolls that need to be cleaned up and then fraud committed and then take the other layer of information that's in these allegations that president trump and his supporters are making that there were illegal citizens doing the fraud. you would need a whole other investigation to then you would have to have names of people to determine that. this isn't something that could be fixed by just a computerized analysis. >> let's go to that because donald trump yesterday tweeted out that he is looking forward to seeing the final results of vote stands, greg phillips and crew say at least 3 million votes were illegal, we must do better. this gentleman, greg phillips saying 3 million noncitizens who voted, he spoke with my colleague chris cuomo on "new day." let's watch a portion of that
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interview. >> said we know that 3 million illegally voted. >> we didn't name a soul. >> do you have proof? >> yes. >> will you provide it? >> yes. we're going to release all of this to the public, the methodology, raw data, we're going to release our conclusions, going to release everything to the public. >> when? >> as soon as we get done with the check. >> as soon as he is done with the check. this tweet came out in november, congressman. it seems the president is basing this certainty on this group that has not completed the verification process. >> well, first of all, let me say i support an investigation. i think it is in every american's interest to have valid security. that would include irregularities. a pew charitable trust says 24 million are registered incorrectly and needs to be cleaned up. 1.8 million dead people are
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still registered. >> that doesn't mean people voted for the dead people or people that are registered in two states voted in each of those states. >> there's a lot of cases that have been tried. there was a case of a woman named maria ortego died in 2009, voted in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. there was a case in maryland who was voted in florida and maryland. >> i don't want to cut you off because of the content of what you're speaking. but we know there are irregularities, there are cases of voter fraud, but 3 to 5 million. how does the president or his attorney general once he is confirmed, how will they prove fraud. >> here's the question. there's not only four states that require proof of citizenship, survey, one from george mason and old dominion
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university shows many people here legally who have a green card, that entitles you to work, drive, own a gun, doesn't entitle you to vote, yet a high percentage of them, as high as 6% still are registered to vote, and there's nothing in the system to filter them out. what i would think democrats and republicans and anybody who cares about ballot security would say you know what, let's focus on people who are voting illegally and maybe they don't even know better, but the system can catch that and stop it. >> let me come back to you. we hear the congressman supports this investigation, but there are republicans from the county level up to the speaker and senate majority leader who are walking away from this accusation and claim of widespread voter fraud. is there some political benefit to the president, to the white house to continue to stay on this line? >> it is hard for me to, not that anyone is asking me,
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congressman, i expect you have a good answer to what i am about to say, with all of the issues facing the new trump administration who won, who everybody acknowledges his election is not an issue. no one is trying to diminish his accomplishment. he is the 45th president. it does look like he's trying to still wrestle with the fact that hillary clinton won about 3 million more votes in the popular vote. and it would seem with all of the things to do on his plate that you could move on. voter fraud should not be ignored but should it be given the priority and emphasis. and of course there's worry back lash to this will be voter suppression laws. >> larry, quickly, what would have to happen for this to be true. you would have to have secretaries of state and supervisors of elections admit they're inept and their individual systems are broken. >> right. you would have to have that.
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you would also have to have the idea that 3 million illegal immigrants are willing to commit felonies in some sort of broad conspiracy to vote. and that's just absurd. these allegations have been made over and over again. they have never proved widespread impersonation of voter fraud. there's attaininger here that these are used for more voter suppression laws. there's no proof. >> the mayor of boston who proudly said he would give illegals shelter in his office. can we count on somebody like that to support voting laws? i doubt it. >> separate issues. >> but when 80% of those are here illegally, we need to look at it. >> thank you all. quick break. we will be back. you won't see these folks they have businesses to run. they have passions to pursue.
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find out what you can and can't bring through security and on the airplane. at many airports in the united states, restaurants are participating in an app called grab. first of all, figure out what you're craving. find a restaurant which has what you want, place your order, and follow the map to get you to the restaurant. and the best thing about it, you get to cut the line. thank you so much. if you look for an all in one airport app, gate guru, it tells you where restaurants, shops, atm and charging stations are, gives you tips from other passengers at the airport,
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including the food, the bad and the ugly. president trump's executive order suspends the refugee program for four months. a lot of critics say this is going to effect the economy. take a look. >> you see a message of inclusiveness. >> whatever background, you're safe. >> he staunlds how important it is to feel welcome. he fled to knoxville, tennessee. he struggled to find work and sense of community. >> i have to create my own work p for minimum cost. >> the sandwiches so popular at
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the mosque it spurred a business. but he soon faced another hurdle, accepting credit cards. >> for someone like me who doesn't have perfect english, to make contracts working with square was very clear and easy. >> today is a big day for him. friends, family, customers are gathered to welcome a special guest, jack door see, founder of twitter and square. >> square has stood for inclusion. when we started the company almost 8 years ago now, one of the things we found people were being blocked from participating in the economy because they couldn't accept credit cards, they couldn't go through a credit check, were denied for whatever reason. >> he is start of a film series produced by square, profiling business owners that use his platform. >> this last year has been hard on me and my family.
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it is like are we still welcome here? >> donald trump essentially blocked syrian refugees from coming to the united states. >> it is very sad. at the same time, we have to talk a little bit positive, show more love for the community. we're sure they will give the love back to us. >> tech founder in silicon valley, a place where immigration helped pave the way for some of the biggest companies. do you worry that some of the immigration policies put forward will impact innovation? >> we benefit from integration and diversity and from including more people because we see different perspectives. you know, the goal of the companies we build in san francisco and new york and anywhere within this country is to have global impact. to have global impact you need to understand the world. and to understand the world, you need to have people from all
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over the world inside your companies. >> his success provided jobs for three other refugees like him. is this your version of the american dream? >> oh, yes, oh, yes. >> you believe in the american dream? >> oh, yes. i will keep believing. it is not only about business and economy, it is about peop freedom, it's about respect. if he works smart, he will get his dream in reality. >> it is interesting to see, ask jack, founder of twitter and squared about the impact this would have. it is interesting, you see the google ceo just sent a note saying 100 employees from google will be impacted by this ban. he is urging people to come back to the united states. he says this will have a lot of personal cost. i will say, can't sit in front of jack, founder of square, also founder of twitter. i had to ask about donald trump's use of his platform, the platform he created.
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he has said he has a complicated relationship with it, but it has been a learning experience to see the president use it. i said under any circumstance would you ban the president of the united states if he crosses the line, that's a lot of power, he wouldn't give a yes or no on that. >> yet to be seen. thank you so much. good to have you here. that's it for us. see you back here at 10:00 eastern. >> smerconish is up after a quick break. whether you're after supreme performance... advanced intelligence... or breathtaking style... there's a c-class just for you. decisions, decisions, decisions. lease the c300 sedan for $389 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. mercedes-benz. the best or nothing. i have age-related maculare degeneration, amd, he told me to look at this grid every day.
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