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on the world stage, a big call with russia's putin and a dust-up and detant with mexico. plus, a special relationship with britain. >> actually, i'm not as brash as you might think. and at home, a flurry of executive actions aimed to keep campaign promises. >> protection of the nation from foreign terrorists entering into the united states. >> president trump's critics are blunt. >> what i do know is he's a liar, repeatedly so. >> but here's one indisputable truth. it's an action-packed beginning.
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"inside politics," the biggest stories sourced by reporters now. welcome to "inside politics." i'm john king. this is day ten, yes, only day ten of the trump presidency. and disruption remains the trademark. late saturday courts in new york, virginia, massachusetts and washington state blocked or delayed parts of a controversial trump executive order significantly restricting who gets to enter the united states and more court challenges are coming. there are protests, too, accusing the new president of waging an unconstitutional immigration war on muslims. and let's listen in there, that's just part of the opening trump blitz that might seem a bit of a blur. on the world stage, a rocky start with mexico, but a more careful, cautious beginning in other big tests. the friday meeting for example with britain's prime minister and weekend getting to know you calls with the leaders of japan, australia, france and russia. >> as far as, again, putin and
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russia, i don't say good, bad or indifferent. i don't know the gentleman. i hope we have a fantastic relationship. that's possible. and it's also possible that we won't. i've had many times where i thought i would get along with people and i don't like them at all. and i have had some where i didn't think i was going to have much of a relationship, and it turned out the be a great relationship. >> here at home, daily executive actions on campaign priorities like appealing obamacare, building a border wall and banning muslims. many face legal and other obstacles, but to the president, they are promises quickly kept. >> this administration has hit the ground running at a record pace. everybody's talking about it. we're doing it with speed and we're doing it with intelligence. and we will never, ever stop fighting on behalf of the american people. >> and as always, this trump trademark, a fair share of controversy. for morning tweets and a con
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spearty on voter fraud and a team effort to the top to intimidate the media. >> i think the media is the opposition party in many ways, and i think that -- i'm not talking about all, but a big portion of the media, the dishonest, the total deceit and deception makes them certainly partially the opposition party. >> with us this sunday to share their reporting and insights, julia hershfield, and abby phillip of the "washington post." there is no doubt the new president knows what he wants to do asap, whether the issue is building that border wall or making it harder for people from some majority muslim countries to enter the united states. but ten days into the trump presidency, there are doubts, even among the closest allies that the president knows how to best do what he wants to do. and the weekend chaos over this new executive action to restrict u.s. entry from places president trump uses a terrorist threat is
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one example. signing this on friday kept a big campaign promise, but the government charged with implementing the restrictions were given little or no advanced warning. and conflicting information about who was allowed in and who wasn't. >> is this a muslim ban? >> it is not a muslim ban, but it is working out nicely. you see it at all the airports and it is working out nicely. we are going to have extreme vetting, which we should have had in this country for many years. >> that ban affects some 130 million people. and before it was 24 hours old, it suffered its first and then several legal setbacks. federal judges saturday saying the government cannot send back people who had legal papers when they left for the united states but then were deemed in violation of the new trump rules when they landed. trump critics see a reckless rush to show action. >> it's an awful decision and it plays right into the isis and al qaeda narrative that the west is
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essentially inhospitable to muslims. >> so what do we make of this on sunday morning as we will see today more of this as the story is developing as we speak. more people trying to get into the country, some nations canceling flights, some of our neighbors, canada to the north, turkey, some say if you can't get into the united states, come here, we'll take you. >> we're seeing implementation from trump's top advisers, specifically steve bannon, as it relates to immigration. it's always been on the table what they want to do is put in place a new concept for immigration that is, quote/unquote, america first. which means that even folks who are here, who are not citizens, who have legal documentation are not entitled to the same rights as united states citizens. that goes a little bit -- actually, quite a bit farther than what this country has seen in quite some time. and it sets up a real both legal
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challenge and also a challenge within the republican party about how to deal with this. i can remember for many years republicans wanted the executive branch to put the brakes on putting into place immigration policy without consultation from the legislative branch. we have all three branches from government on a path to collision, and i think this is where it's headed. there's no way it doesn't end up embroil in the courts and eventually republicans on the hill are going to have to grapple with. >> the word collision means chaos to some degree. and we saw from the campaign and the transition that the president likes that sometimes. he likes to stir it up. but now that he's running the government and you have -- you have agencies saying we didn't know or they changed, they told us green card no, then green card yes, then green card no. is the chaos in the end undermining his i'm going to run the government like a business? >> i think what you're seeing is a peopleup on action and doing something on message. this is what he talked about during his campaign promise. president trump talked about america first proposing a muslim
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ban and then backed off it a bit. you don't actually see in the text of this executive order any specific muslim ban, but he does not mind that this is the story. i mean, you heard him in the oval office just then saying this is working very nicely. >> which is inaccurate. >> this is the start, though, that he wanted and that he and his senior staff believe is the right strategy that they will get hit by the courts, i think that's -- for them a foregone conclusion they will get hit by democrats. they may even get hit by republicans, although interestingly, we're not hearing too much from the house or senate republicans who criticized the idea of doing this during the campaign. but the premium here is on being seen to act and being seen to fulfill campaign promises. and all the details are for later on and are for -- i think they believe are up for debate. and it is related to this war on the media that we have heard mr. trump and his top aides pushing this week, if they can undercut the sources of information, then
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all of the chaos seems to be part of a he said/she said/they said they're trying to undermine me and that's what we're seeing. we're seeing a lot of backlash at airports and around the country to to refugee executive order. yet they will argue and have success in doing so saying this is my enemy trying to undercut what i'm doing. >> you can see now unless the temporary court challenges, they issue stays, you can't do that, let's take a deeper look, don't rush to send people back. when they came here, they thought they had the right papers. but if he loses in court because this was drawn up too quickly, maybe not drawn up without a full justice team in place or the full state department team in place yet, the judges throw it out because it was done sloppily, there go the activist judges siding with terrorists and not me in america. >> on the one be hand, we shouldn't be so surprised. on the wall on the muslim ban, even though he's not calling it that, it effectively is.
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these are things he ran on and won on. but on the other hand, you had a majority of americans in the popular vote not supporting him. and so two saturdays in a row you've seen vast amounts of protests to what president trump is doing. so i think that that's the other thing developing, he's striking images both on the mall last saturday and then last night at airports around the country with people chanting. and i think that is like going forward, trump welcomes chaos and he's getting it. he's getting a lot of -- >> let's just put the map up, if you were enjoying your day yesterday and didn't follow this so closely, you see the countries affected by this, iraq, syria, iraq, somalia, sud sudan, yemen. what is not on the list? pakistan, united arab emirates,
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egypt. they said this action may have prevented san bernardino. no, it couldn't have. number one, the male there was an american citizen. and his fiancee came from pakistan. so it would not have. and so again, this is to the point about are they rushing this and can't get their own story, spin straight because it's so important to your point to action out of the gate. >> well, what we also know is that they did not consult with the experts in the government that deal with these things. they did not consult with the state department. they did not consult with the department of homeland security counter to what they said in the briefing yesterday in advance. and programs some of the officials could have filled them in on the details of that. but again, i think the intent here was to show we are doing something to get out in front of this issue, whether real or imagined, of people trying to use the refugee program or even just legal immigration to come here and cause harm to americans. >> we should stress this wasn't just refugees yesterday. these were green card holders, these were legal immigrants that
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were being stopped once they were getting off planes. and the government's own lawyers weren't prepared to deal with this. they didn't have answers for the judge in new york. and which is why you had, i'm going to miscoat here, but a statement saying, you guys really didn't do a lot of homework on this. and truer words were never spoken. they didn't have time, they weren't told. >> they weren't told, they didn't have time to do homework. without a doubt, the nationalists, we saw this in the campaign, there's competition for trump's attention and ajen da. steve bannon and jared kushner are winning at this moment without a doubt. but to your point about relatively muted criticism from congress, there's been some. speaker ryan said this is not a muslim ban and the president has every right to keep us safer. let's see how it plays out. listen to the republican senator from nebraska. if the united states sees all muslims as jihadis, the terrorist recruiters win telling
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kids this is america versus one religion. in doing this so quickly, does it actually help isis and the other bad guys recruit? >> yes, it does help isis and the bad guys recruit. if you talk to any intelligence expert yesterday, that's what they're going to tell you. that's what humanitarian groups told me yesterday. this has very dire consequences. and it does very little if not make it worse to stop terrorism. >> the executive order makes life very difficult for people who have already been established as law-abiding citizens who are following the rules and doing the right thing. and that is intended, in part because when the department of homeland security was trying to interpret this executive order hastily put together, they learned about it in the minutes before donald trump signed it, they tried to make a determination, who does it apply to? and cnn reported that the white house weigh in and said, it applies to everyone. which means that determination didn't come from expert lawyers in the subject matter who deal
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with this every day. it came from the political folks within the white house. that tells you everything you need to know about this as more of a political document than a policy document or national security document. because there is no national security imperative to detain people who have already been through rigorous vetting processes or the permanent legal residents in this country. that's something paul ryan did not address in his statement. he only addressed the refugee portion of this. and i don't know that is going to be able to be a stance that a lot of republicans can take come monday and tuesday when they're back in the halls of congress and they have to answer questions day in and day out about this. >> we'll see as this plays out. but the white house is running policy, not the cabinet agencies. that may change because the cabinet officials and the deputies are in place yet. but close to trump's inner circle, they are running the show to say policy. sit tight, up next, a big shift
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few interesting nuggets. the vague white house statement about the call of russia to vladimir putin said, quote, the positive call was a significant start to improving the relationship." the kremlin said, the sides stressed the importance of rebuilding new chul hi beneficial trade and economic ties between the two countries' business communities. that tells us if the president is going to ease tensions with the businesses there. the white house acknowledging the fundamental importance of the nato alliance and a win for president trump. chancellor merkel acknowledging the countries need to do more to pitch in, which is a big trump complaint. >> what was trick striking to me was the difference in tone that the white house put out between the putin call and the call with european allies. the kremlin, the putin readout was quite a bit warmer, i thought, than the ones from
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merkel and hollande of france. they were business-like or in some cases seemed a little chilly. there was no talk of sanctions between president trump and president putin as far as either readout said. but what you did see was some, you know, criticism coming. if you looked at the french readout of the hollande call, they talked about the iran deal. he warned them about protectionism. they touched on the refugee issue, which i think france was fairly alarmed as a lot of other countries were to see what president trump did. so what you see is more tension in those relationships that under barack obama were much more of a cooperative collaborative relationship than with putin. and so what you heard him say with theresa may on friday, he wanted that relationship to be a good one. he was skeptical and wants it to be good. and from the outward appearance, he's heading in that direction or trying to. >> and the tension is a good word among the european allies,
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palpable. you can see it if you talk to diplomats from the countries. they tell you they are just waiting. theresa may had the first meeting in public and trump was quite cautious in those statements. but she had to go home to say i disagree with his refugee policy. president trump already this morning on twitter criticizing his favorite newspaper this morning, and then he went on to say our country needs strong borders and extreme vetting now. look at what is happening across europe and the world, a horrible mess. this is what we need to get used to, he did this as a candidate and will do it as a president. but number two, it's the crisis presidency. donald trump doesn't look at the southern border and says immigration is down and border crossings are down, but i want to make it better. he says they're coming, it's a crisis. he looks at the refugee problem, nobody from the countries on this list, there is zero evidence that there's a
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terrorist attack from the countries on the list. this is every reason to say i want to look at the vetting process, i want to make it better and make america safer, but he says it's a crisis. it's the crisis mentality presence. >> and fueling that, i think, this by the minute you have no idea what is going to happen. and i think that eventually, i don't know whether the country gets fatigued by that or used to it, but the presidency of donald trump is that you have no idea what's coming next. and you saw with theresa may that press conference was so interesting where the two of them, you could compare and contrast, and they had totally different styles. where she was sort of more measured as you would expect from somebody in the east room and very formal. and trump was sometimes answering questions for her and inner rejecting to the reportsers, which is refreshing to people, but it is drastically different from what we are used. >> you mentioned the may conversation, whether it was by
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design or she was smart on her feet, we shall see. but the big questions during the campaign, president trump said nato was obsolete. he criticized them for not spending more in the defense budgets and paying dues, but nato is not doing enough to fight global terrorism. listen to the prime minister trying to get the president on the record moving away from that position. >> we are united in our recognition of nato as the bullwork of our collective defense. and today we reaffirmed our unshakable allegiance to this alliance. we are also discussing the importance of nato continuing to ensure it is equipped to fight terrorism and cyber war fair as it is to fight more conventional forms of war. >> it was important for her to say that to a skeptical audience back home, but it was also interesting because as you know the president likes to speak for himself. and that was a nice play. >> general mattis spent time calling european leaders and reaffirming the commitment to
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nato after he was sworn in. and trump has said he'll give mattis in particular quite of a hard time. so this could be an example of him listening to the people he's vested with these positions. >> you say it was striking to see a press of the united states in his first press conference saying i believe in waterboarding and torture. but a lot of you were critical of me, so i've handed it away to my defense secretary who gets the last word. that's interesting. >> a lot of the world leaders know they have to be aggressive in certain ways. like theresa may was, very savvy and putting it on the table kind of boxing him in on the nato issue. and then you have someone like benjamin netanyahu who yesterday in israel weigh in on the wall issue praising trump's effort to put in place southern wall on the southern border. you're seeing the world kind of align i aligning on different sides of trump trying to deal with him in different ways. and trying to calibrate their
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expectations for what a president behaves like and talks like. and even this think about torture is part of that, too. normally you would see a lot more exclamation and at-large. but i think people are calmed by the idea that maybe someone else might have a say in the process. >> we see the trump effect everywhere, everywhere, in this country and around the world. and i suspect he likes it that way. up next, team trump is taking names and the media should shut up. there's a new sheriff in down. and the fact-checkers are exhausted.
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welcome back. truth is often a casualty as the new trump administration implements its early agenda. not just about the crowd inauguration size or the president's distorted view of how he sizes up to electoral victories. the number of border crossings is down and so is the murder rate in philadelphia. but you wouldn't know that listening to the president. >> we want to get our people off
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of welfare and back to work. so important. it's out of control. here in philadelphia, the murder rate has been steady, i mean, just terribly increasing. >> and, of course, there's zero evidence as president trump insists that hillary clinton won the popular vote because 3 to 5 million undocumented voters voted illegally. to point these out is called fact-checking. the president and his team see it differently. >> i think the media is the opposition party in many ways. they treat me so unfairly it's hard to believe that i won. but the fortunate thing about me is that i have a big voice. and a voice that people understand. and the media is a disgrace. and they have called me wrong from the beginning. >> how are we doing this morning? >> we call him wrong a lot. and when he's right, we say he's right because that is our job. and it is just that there seems to be this fundamental
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misunderstanding that he's given the benefit of the doubt that just because he won we will be like, you're great. that's not how this works. you get vetted even more when you're president. you have to be open to criticism because that's the job. >> this is not a campaign anymore. and i think this is something that both the president and some of his top aides don't seem to have calibrated to. they are treating this as if the weight of their words are not more important now than ever before. i mean, just yesterday as i think julie pointed out, a senior administration official asked a question that is easily answerable with google. with this order, this executive order on immigration, it stopping the san bernardino attack, the answer is distinctly no. but they couldn't just google it and find the answer to it leading to this misleading perception that somehow the executive order would have stopped a pakistani legal resident from carrying out an attack on the united states. and to me, they have to answer
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for the day agree to which some of these comments are just sort of beyond mistakes. >> a week or so back, i was in texas exchanging with a senior administration official that i was saying, it is just wrong. he said, we count care what you say, we're louder to you. think think to their base and whether to fox news or breitbart, the base of their support, if they are not telling the truth, they think their people will begin it. >> and they have the microphone. they have not recalibrated. and trump is a guy who came out of the new york tabloid mentality of punchback and punchback hard. he reads "the national inquirer" and believes what is in it. he has the idea of confusion and
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mistrust. and they think it is to their benefit. but there comes a need when they need to get their message out and need to sway public opinion. and that is where we'll get a lot more -- >> he also responds to what he sees. his tweets last week, there was a bill o'reilly segment on crime and he tweeted about it. there was a fox & friends banner about chelsea manner treanor. and he tweeted about it. and trump's promises look like pie in the sky. trump charges muslims in the misfire. some are complimentary, some are not. and these show up on twitter, the failing new york times has been wrong about me from the very beginning saying i would lose the primaries and the general election. fake news, the coverage about me in "the new york times" and "washington post" has been so
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false and angry at times that "the times" apologized to dwindling subscribers. they got me wrong from the beginning. just fact-checking, fact-checking. scriptions are up significantly, but this is how they want to the play. the guy comes off the bench, he's going to drop his gloves and get in a fight. this is what they're doing right off the top. >> what are the risks, i think for democrats and anybody who is opposed to strawberries, these right about one important thing. but he's understandable. and he's able to communicate with americans in a way that they understand on a visceral level. so truth matters a little bit less in that context, understandable matters more. and trump -- if you're going to try to talk about the truth and critique president trump, you
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have to be understandable, too. as the media, we're always trying to get people to understand what we're seeing and present facts in the way that is more important because i think that's one of the reasons he's succeeded so far in the presidential campaign. people didn't have to pull out a dictionary to understand the words coming out of his mouth. >> and one of the reasons he won is there is a great deal of distrust about this town and people in our business in this town because the town has been broken for a while. he's disrupted it and for many ways for the betterment we'll have debates over issues that we have not debated over. and this is nikki haley making her debut to the united nations in new york. >> there is a new u.s. u.n. we talked to the stof yesterday and you are going to see a change in the way we do business. our goal with the administration is to show value at the u.n. and the way we'll show value is
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to somehow our strength, show our voice and have the backs of our allies and make sure that our allies as well. for those that don't have our back, we'll take names and respond to that accordingly. >> right out of a john wayne movie, there's a new sheriff in town. we'll keep an yin eye on that. coming up, there was another big march in washington, d.c. this week. that's coming up as the president makes a huge decision.
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welcome back. change is everywhere you look in washington. take friday's march for life. mike pence was the highest elected official to take the stage at the rally. that's a big deal. so is making it clear when it comes to the president's supreme court nominee pick that he'll make in the days ahead. >> i can already tip you off, president trump is going to keep his promise to the american people. and he's going to nominate a
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strict constructionist to the supreme court in the tradition of the late and great justice antonin scalia. >> that was the vice president speaking at a republican retreat. he had a similar line when he spoke to the march. sorry we rolled the wrong bite there, but to this point he was very open. number one, going to the march. ronald reagan used to call in at the top, but to have the vice president stand there and to say, we're about to make a supreme court pick and you're going to be very happy. i view that as refreshing because in past administrations they say the president doesn't -- of course they do. these guys are open about it but their political opponents are scared. >> mike pence and this part of the administration cannot be overstated. going into this election, pro-life activists did not trust donald trump. they didn't like donald trump. they thought his answers, particularly on abortion, weren't enough. and then mike pence came in. and it really earned their trust and got them out there to work for donald trump. so the fact that mike pence was
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a representative there, i think it speaks volumes about the clout that the movement has. >> the question is, what will the congress do? congress has the height amendment back. but what happens with the supreme court? if you think washington has been in a advertisezy so far, we'll get a supreme court pick on thursday. >> chuck schumer already forecasting that they will prepare to stall. i mean, as republicans did for obama's nominee. so i think that does set up a big battle. and to jackie's point, there is this idea of trump not sort of caring as much on abortion issues. and he yielded to mattis on his feelings about torture. you get the sense internally he's yielding a lot of the issues to mike pence, which is reassuring to the pro-social
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community. >> we saw that at the beginning of the convention when mike pence was announced. but to your point, it's legacy. i'm told he's been told by conservatives he met during the transition about the court pick said they believe that justice kennedy, the republican appointed key swing vote, wants to retire. and they think justice kennedy will be more inclined to do so if trump picks a mainstream conservative pick and the town doesn't blow up over the first pick. is that true? >> i don't know. but that is what the president has been told. and that would be a second pick. and that would be a swing vote pick if he got to replace first scalia and somebody like a kennedy or one of the democrats. i'm told to your point that his eyes light up at the idea of a legacy. his court to be the monument tall reversal. >> i think that is right. but you have to take mike pence at his word during the retreat and at the movement that they are looking for a strict constructionist. and the people they are looking at, the three federal appellate judges who are at the top of
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their list, all fit that category. jeff sessions's protege to call roe versus wade an abomination. that's the kind of candidate they are seeking to replace scalia, because that was a conservative seat and they want to keep it conservative. there's no evidence that he is actually thinking outside of that box for this. so it would be really interesting to see who he does pick and how they sort of go forward if they think there is going to be another vacancy, how they deal with the fight because senator schumer said if it is somebody outside the mainstream, we're blocking that person and this could go nuclear very quickly. donald trump says he wants it to go nuclear. >> nuclear is a key word, that's washington speak, but the senate can change the rules so you can pass and approve a supreme court nominee with 51 votes. now mitch mcconnell, though, donald trump has been pushing saying, do it, do it, just do it. mitch mcconnell, an
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institutionalist, if you will, told politico that's not a presidential decision, that's a senate decision. mcconnell for now, there's a lot of tension, a lot of issues. you have a president who campaigned against president obama issued executive order as he's done in the first ten days. this is beyond the supreme court pick. but if you think this town is on edge, a supreme court battle starting on thursday, can mcconnell hold that? he's an institutionalist and try to push and get enough democratic votes. >> i think he also wants a fail-safe for himself. having the filibuster option allows him to blame democrats if something doesn't work out. and that, i think, will become more and more useful going down the road here. and republicans are forced to make decisions for their own political survival versus donald trump's legacy. you know, i think on the courts, this dynamic about what donald trump wants his legacy to be, is, i think, at odds with the
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idea that social conservativism is the primary factor at hand here with the supreme court pick. trump understands that the economy and national security issues were some of the top concerns of his supporters, less so some of the social issues like abortion. and i think there is some uneasiness about how far do you go if at the very beginning i will peril his idea of doing things like infrastructure and other fiscal and economic priorities that will take a lot of political capital that he can't necessarily waste. >> take some democratic votes on the issue if the well is not polluted already. the central command just announcing a u.s. service member died of wounds suffered during a raid in yemen against al qaeda. three other service members wounded in the raid. the u.s. officials say this was
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we prefer secluded. what is the desert? it's absolutely what you need right now. absolutely scottsdale. welcome back. we close by sharing a nugget from in their notebooks to get you ahead of what is around the political corner. julie? >> what we have heard about refugees and the wall is what we have not seen donald trump do is anything on rescinding president obama's order protecting the dreamers, those undocumented immigrants brought to the united states as children. and in many cases, were brought up here from deportation and allowing them work permits. now this is already causing consternation in donald trump's base. he liked to hear him say he was going to scrap that on day one
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and that it was illegal, but what we're hearing about is more talk of the potential deal, having congress address these 800,000 people. and in exchange do something tougher on enforcement, than he has done in executive orders. he needs congress for that. there's going to be talk of that in the days to come. >> breaking news there, they acknowledge that there is a congress. matt? >> trump has talked about a $1 trillion infrastructure plan. he's talked about a $15 billion wall. tax cuts, military spending, not doing much on entitlements. so what is missing is any talk about the federal debt, which was a driving issue for so long from this republican congress. last weekend in an interview with sean hannity he said a balanced budget is fine, but sometimes you have to fuel the well to get the economy going. that sounds a lot like barack obama eight years ago argued for stimulus. you have set up a budget coming soon, but the king of debt as
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trump called himself is on a collision course with fiscal conservatives. that's one of the things to watch, whether they aqiues to this. >> one group they mentioned were immigrants on special immigrant visas. these are the people that were translators in iraq for u.s. troops. they were being held up at the airport yesterday. they are -- these visas are vetted by every major intelligence agency. a lot of them have to take polygraphs. these are not people that anyone needs to worry about coming into this country. and a lot was made yesterday from the gentleman who came in as one of the translators who said he was a trump fran. that's not the point. these people shouldn't be treated like this and they could be in danger going back to where they are from.
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>> in trouble back home because of their help to the united states and their past. abby? >> some of my colleagues at "the washington post" reported on clues with talks about republicans and what to do with health care. there's a lot of angst in the republican caucus and confusion. but i talked to a lot of folks in the health care industry this week who also told me that they really have no idea where the white house stands on some of these key issues. that plus republicans not really knowing where to go forward has really caused even more consternation among the health care industry, the folks who have to basically implement what goes on on the hill, they have a couple more months until early summer, late spring, to come up with their plans for 2018. they have been keeping their powder dry up until this point. but that could very well change in the coming weeks and months if they feel there's continually a lack of communication on the white house side and congressional side about how to move forward. >> disruption, confusion, world stage, domestic issues, anyone notice a theme here?
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i'll close with this, the republican establishment forces say they have a candidate recruiting victory for one of the 2018 marquee senate races. they say evan jenkins committed to running for the seat now held by joe manchin. manchin tried to boost his stance by siding with president trump on several issues. and he met with president-elect trump during the transition search for advisers. but this doesn't mean republicans will back off trying to capture the west virginia seat. jenkins will no doubt face the republican primary as being promised fund-raising and other support from gop establishment groups who think he's the best general election challenger against manchin who won't be easy to beat. he was governor before winning that senate seat. thank you for sharing your sunday morning. i.p. is live every weekday at noon in this new year. hope to see you then as well. up next, "state of the union with jake tapper."
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a very different america. dramatic new moves at the stroke of president trump's pen. >> we'll have a very, very strict ban and we'll have extreme vetting, which we should have had in this country for many years. >> as the president bans people temporarily from seven majority muslim countries from entering the u.s. and suspends the entire refugee program. >> no hate, no fear, refugees are welcome here! >> we will fight this any place, any where. >> with

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