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it all adds up to our most reliable network ever. one that keeps you connected to what matters most. the firing of president trump's senior strategist steve bannon. >> sources tell cnn bannon was supposed to be fired two weeks ago. >> this guy trump is going to be serious. >> the outsider status caused friction with the dc insiders. >> if you think they're going to give your country back without a fight you are sadly mistaken. >> the president has failed the united states in terms of moral leadership. >> all of a sudden these statues
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of civil war generals that were installed, they became stones of terror. >> those soldiers were not fighting to perpetuate the institution of slavery. >> this is "new day" weekend with victor blackwell and christie paul. so grateful to have your company as always. we do have some breaking news we need to tell you about this morning. six police officers have been shot in three separate incidents. two in florida and one in pennsylvania. >> first in kissimmee, florida, one officer is dead, a second in critical condition after they were possibly ambushed while responding to a suspicious activity call. police are searching for a fourth suspect.
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>> our thoughts and prayers are with kissimmee police and their loved ones. we are with you. >> they were responding to an attempted suicide call when police say the suspect shot at the officers with a rifle before being shot and killed in that exchange of gun fire and in a third incident. two pennsylvania state troopers were shot, the suspect in this country killed. they're not releasing any details. more of what we know in pennsylvania at this time. and we're joined on the phone and what is your gut reaction to this? i mean, we're seeing six officers, two different states, at least one an ambush style as it's being characterized. >> well, certainly our thoughts and prayers go out to those that are killed and injured. it speaks very much to the inherent danger that our police
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officers are involved with every day. every day they go to work, they have to go to a variety of different calls and you just don't know which one of those calls are going to result in something very tragic. and six officers in two states within the last number of hours, that is so tragic but it speaks to the type of danger that are out there. >> but you don't think there's any connection especially with the two in florida? >> right. >> okay. >> so it's going to be interesting to learn more about what happened to these officers and the circumstances, but i'm pretty certain from what we know so far, these events were very different from each other. they were spread into two different cities, two different states and each had a different
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circumstance against them. and we will of course continue to monitor the situation as we get more information and we'll pass it on to you, of course. well, now, it's from the west wing to war for president trump. the president fired steve bannon. he's back at his former job at brietbart. he told bloomberg that he's drawing up the battle plans for what he's calling taking on the president's opponents on capitol hill, in the media and in corporate america. this is the latest in what's been an unprecedenced house cleaning at the white house. and it may not be over yet. chief of staff john kelly is not done. two sources close to the white house tell cnn deputy assistant to the president that sebastian could be in line for the next
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exit. we're also watching boston, the city is preparing for thousands of demonstrators of what's being called a free speech rally today. more than 500 police officers will be there patrolling and the mayor says that hate groups are not welcome. first though, a closer look at bannon's short but really stormy tenure at the white house. here's tom foreman. >> reporter: through the whole improbable unexpected roaring rise to power the man whispering into donald trump's ear was steve bannon. a true believer from brietbart.com. >> and they were laughing at me when i was saying hey, this guy trump, it's good to see that you're in the light now. >> bannon was the campaign's log pushing explosive and persistent themes. >> we are in an outright war
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against jihadists, islamic fascism. >> on big money interest. >> our financial leads in the political class has led our country to the brink of ruin. >> on opponents within the republican party and on his holy grail. >> once called the most dangerous political operative in america, he's a former banker who made an early investment in the seinfeld tv series that led to money and tv experience which he transformed into political battering rams. >> we do not want our futures taken away from us and we're going to stand up and do whatever we need to do to make sure that doesn't happen. >> he produced a soarryes of films promoting conservative views on immigration, climate exchange and the obama
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administration. savaging hillary clinton in the left. >> with the clintons nothing is sacred. but we are the ones paying the price. >> and through it all he preached the gospel of a government run amuck. >> unbelievable. unbelievable. >> by the time he and trump joined forces bannon was fiercely going after the media and elites of all stripes. >> i say every day these working class men and women are ten times smarter than this intellectual group. >> he was never able to push any major legislation through to passage. he fell out of five with some trump family members and critics never stopped howling about his ties to the nationalistic alt right movement with its racist overtones. >> a reason for being. and i think that's what unites
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us and i think that's what's going to unite this movement going forward. >> and even though he's now out of the white house as he takes a role as brietbart's executive chairman you can expect his roar on washington to roll on. >> if you think they're going to give you your country back without a fight you are sadly mistaken. >> cnn, washington. this photo was taken, you see him there in the oval office. he's on the phone with vladimir putin. national security advisor michael flynn was out by february. sean spicer resigned in july. a week later it was chief of staff reince priebus who was forced out and now steve bannon is fired so the only two left in this photo are the two elected. the president and the vice president and despite turmoil in the west wing, the president is still casting his administration as a well oiled machine.
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joining me now to discuss, lieu with -- let me start with . from bannon's exit interview with weekly standard and he says the trump presidency that we fought for is over and we will make something of this trump presidency but that presidency is over. it will be something else and there will be all kinds of fights. good days and bad days but that presidency is over. translate that. what does it mean for policy and politics? >> some of that is just kind of closing the door behind him and saying it will never be as good as when i was there. and i guess from his perspective th might be true. bannon brought some particular ideas around wanting to find a trade war or wanting to take on the washington elite and the corporate eleetd, he also
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brought a certain style. the chaos wasn't a means to get his agenda accomplished. that was the agenda to be disruptive, to be crude, to be rude, to be shattering all kinds of conventions. i think a lot of us can breathe a sigh of relief. if you didn't like that chaos that categorized the white house for the first six or eightmontes it's not a bad thing that that presidency is coming to an end. >> he speaks to the president here saying his natural tendency and i think you saw it on charlottesville is the position of his base. the position that got him elected. i think you're going to see a lot of constraints on that. i think it will be much more conventional. i don't think there are a lot of people who think that the president reacted well to the events in charlottesville a week ago today. but is this a president who can be constrained?
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i mean, he spoke from his heart on tuesday. >> i think a lot of people would agree that we got a glimpse into president trump's real thinking during his remarks in charlottesville on tuesday. it seems like steve bannon's big concern is that president trump pay be influenced in his inner circle who many think are liberalists. people like january ivanka trum jared kushner and even though you made these promise to your base and the broader republican party that you were going to build a border wall and take a really hard stance on terrorism, his fear really seems to be that with his departure, those in the president's inner circle may push him to do the opposite of that. >> bannon's going back to his job at brietbart, jacked up and free as he told the weekly
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standard, but how effective is brietbart? because they went after h.r. mcmaster mercilessly. jared kushner, cone, and they're all in the white house and bannon is the one who is out. >> it reminds of the people in charlottesville who are marching under the banner of failed military efforts, marching under the nazi banner, under the con federal banner. the reality is, i don't know anybody who checks write barth regularly for anything resembling information. i don't know that you do, i don't, i doubt that melissa does. it's not an essential reading. we know they like to be crude in order to get attention. the reality is they're not going to insult their way into power or influence or change any minds. so he'll be on sirius xm
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speaking to his convinced followers and trying to offend people in order to get noticed. that's one way to do politics for sure. >> so melissa, the president was reportedly livid after the earlier interviews with bannon earlier this week in which he talked about north korea policy saying there's no military solution there, saying that he had personnel per view over the state department. we have not heard from the president at all since that interview, have not heard from him since the firing. what do you make of that? >> i think it's one of those instances where the silence is really speaking volumes. if you remember a few weeks ago when the president fired reince priebus, his immediate departure when he decided to jam john kelly the white house put out a statement and it wasn't really that long before president trump tweeted and said reince was a
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great guy, but with steve bannon we're seeing something completely different and i thought the statement put out yesterday was a bit cold saying we thank him for his service and kind of be on your merry way now which was different than the response we saw in several weeks but we know that president trump has been really frustrated with stooe bannon and there has been a ton of speculation surrounding his departure really going back all the way to january when we saw that chaos and turmoil so i don't necessarily think it's a surprise. john kelly and bannon agreed mutually that that would be the last day. have you ever looked at your botsz and said yeah, this is the last day. someone initiates that and that's the white house. thanks so much. >> thank you. now, i want to take you to boston because they are beefing up security for the first demonstration. thousands and thousands of people are expected to be at
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this what's being dubbed as a free speech rally, but it includes a speaker who was in charlottesville. >> plus, an investigation happening right now in alabama after a noose was found outside a predominantly black church. and a man who inspired the movie american history x as hate groups gain traction in the u.s. we're going to ask the former neo nazi, can they be stopped?
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the mayor of charlottesville virginia now wants the statue of robert e. lee out of a city park as soon as possible. he had voted against removing it but however he says the violence that broke out, what we watched together here last week, that's what changed his mind. here's what he told ac 360.
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>> these statues of civil war generals that were installed, they became touch stones of terror. they became these kind of twisted totems that these people are clearly drawn to. they're trying to create a whole architecture of intimidation and terror around them. it was visited upon our town. it was evil and as the days went on and especially -- i mean, the turning point for me was this extremely powerful memorial service for heather heyer, the woman mowed down by a weaponized car and it seemed there was no option left. >> the statue is still standing there at the moment. police are providing extra protection to keep it safe from vanda vandals. investigators in alabama are searching for the person who left a noose on a church porch. sheriff's deputies say it was
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hanging outside this black church, st. john primitive baptist. a member found the noose after bible study. nothing else was damaged. the case has been turned over to the fbi. and there are serious concerns of possible violence in boston. >> thousands of people are expected to attend a free speech rally and protests of the event are planned. we're joined now by polo sand vol. how are they preparing? are we seeing differences as we saw the preparations last week in charlottesville? >> reporter: yeah, it's a good question. it's important to point out that this event has been previously scheduled. the so-called free speech event, however the events of last week definitely has led to really more interest and even more security in light of what took place there and i can tell you that the organizing group has maintained that they are
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basically inviting, quote, anybody who enjoys the right of free speech. the concern though is that that could be seen as an open invitation for some of these groups, the kkk, the group saying that they are aware of quote, rumors that this group could potentially make their way here. however, they also claim that they would -- if they are made aware of any of these hate groups to attend these rallies they will ask them to take their free speech elsewhere. they've been at a very tough position here. i want you to hear directly from the mayor here explaining why they issued the permit for the so-called free speech rally. >> i don't want them here. let me be clear. i do not want them here. if i could have not had them here i absolutely would not have given them a permit if i didn't have to give them a permit. we don't need that type of
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rhetoric going on in boston common. we've come too far. >> so there are several speakers on the list today. two of them though, do have right wing, right extremist ties. as for counterprotesters they will be meeting opposite side. they could see potentially thousands. these are more left leaning groups that plan to march here to boston common and that's where the security concern is. they've brought in hundreds of police officers to keep an eye on the crowd. they are expecting things to remain peaceful. if things get violent in their words, they will shut it down. >> all right. appreciate the update. we'll be taking you to boston throughout the morning once everybody gets there as well. the naacp is calling out the nfl threatening to boycott if the league does not take a stand against confederate monuments
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a new kind of network designed to save you money. call, visit, or go to xfinitymobile.com. jha welcome back. so good to have you this saturday morning. >> good morning to you. two big stories we're following this morning. the three separate attacks on police in florida and pennsylvania. let's first go to kissimmee, florida, where one officer is dead. a second is in grave critical condition, we're told and they were possibly ambushed while answering a suspicious activity
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call. and jacksonville, two officers were killed after someone advanced on them with a rifle. they were answering an attempted suicide call. two s steve bannon is out. he told the weekly standard that the trump presidency we fought for and won is over and as you can see from this picture, all of the originals from the president's cabinet are gone although it's not clear if bannon's departure will end the chaos in the white house. we want to bring in aaron lewis. we were just talking about boston as well and as we look ahead to what might happen there today, i want to look at how the president handled that comparatively to other past presidents. listen to this. >> the future doesn't belong to the faint hearted. it belongs to the brave.
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the challenge was pulling us into the future and we'll continue to follow them. >> the bombing in oklahoma city was an attack on innocent children and defenseless citizens. the united states will not tolerate it. and i will not allow the people of this country to be intimidated by evil cowards. >> i can hear you, the rest of the world hears you and the people -- and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon. [ cheers and applause ] >> usa, usa! >> i am confident that the outpouring of unity and strength and fellowship and love across charlottesville today from all
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races, from all faiths, from all places of worship indicates the degree to which those old vestiges of hatred can be overcome. >> we see all that together and we remember what we heard on tuesday from the president. what is your reaction initially? >> i lived through all of those moments not all of them as a journalist. in some cases i wasn't working and just sort of watched with everyone else. those were moments where you felt the whole nation was coming together for at least a common experience and to hear a statement of deep core values that the nation has agreed to believe in. you know, it's often said that we're not a nation that's built on ethnicity, not built on religion, but built on shared ideals, a shared idea and those are the moments when the president is the only person who
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can step up and do it. the president is our head of state and also our head of government and we've put a lot of symbolic responsibility on the holder of that job to really sort of bring the country together and this is something that just has not penetrated the trump white house. he just doesn't seem to understand or value or recognize that this is his job and that's why i think you've seen corporate leaders, people in the streets, others stepping forward to do what the president would do which is try and make a statement in this case against intolerance and bigotry and try to bring the nation together. >> i want to take a look again of the january 28th picture of his administration and the fact that four of them that were there are no longer there. the new york times reporting this morning that the president believed bannon was the one leaking information to the press, that he was taking credit
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for the advances he thought the president was being made. was this a clash of egos and who is his crisis management team now when we talk about reaction to crisises? >> the assumption is they want the crisis to be managed. the chaos is coming from that man on the phone, it's coming from the president himself. he gets up every morning and he sends out instructions to the entire federal government. he contradicts himself. he changes or makes policy or alters it. that is no way to run an orderly white house or an orderly large arguization of any kind. so yeah, you can change all of the players, you can change the cast of characters. you can sort of chronicle the jungle warfare inside the white house this i think the president
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has done pretty well, but in the end it's not going to stop until and unless the president decides to do something differently. that conference he had on tuesday tharve tuesday, that was supposed to be on infrastructure and he decided to start free styling and look at what it ended up. >> he said now it's time for miller and gorka to go and of course he's talking there about steven miller and sebastian gorka and how does this administration function when there's such a revolving door and seemingly not immediate replacements available? >> yeah, in the world of palace intrigue, i suppose that the bannon faction will be purged to the last man. that's the way these things
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usually work out. perhaps some of these individuals will manage to stay, but make no mistake, there is a purge underway. i think they there will always be people willing to serve their country. if anybody got a call from the white house, you would take it seriously if the president or anybody near him would ask you to serve their country you'd think about it seriously. if the president can figure out that chaos is not the environment and rivalry and back biting is not the -- and spontaneous tweeting is not an environment that's going to get him the best and the brightest, if he ever figures that out i think we'll see some of the chaos subside. >> thank you. >> thank you. and a quick programming note for you. after lawmakers failed to pass a bill on health care what will paul ryan say as he faces his
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some disturbing dash cam video we want to show you right now. it was released by the ohio police department and it shows what some people are calling
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another case of police brutality. >> you've got this officer who pulls a man out of the car and just begins violently beating him. this is during a routine traffic stop. let's get more now. >> oh, my god. he's punching him though. >> blow after blow. >> why is he still punching him though? >> reporter: that's a police officer on top of richard hubbard the iii. this is his face after the punching. the scuffle was also captured on police dash cam video obtained by the news herald and happens two and a half minutes into a traffic stop. >> shows a suspended license. >> the officer said in a written statement he pulled over hubbard because the license plate showed the car's owner had a suspended license. hubbard didn't own the car but
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the person driving with him did. then in an official statement he explains what he says happened in the video. richard quickly pulls his left arm from my grasp and in front of his body out of my control and view. i attempted two knee strikes on richard. both had missed. the suspect continually all called us weak. he's now on administrative leave while the incident is under review. he resigned three years ago after an investigation found he lied about a traffic stop. but for this case, his union is sticking by him saying quote, we hope that people will not rush to judgment, but rather will understand the literally split second decision and response required of our police. the video has gone viral highlighting tensions between police and the public.
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hubbard didn't want to make any comments but the naacp said they were apalled by the brutality. the police chief didn't respond to the public outcry until thursday. he released a statement on a facebook page apologizing for his delay and promising a thorough investigation. back to you. >> all right. thank you very much. next, a german magazine is the latest now to link president trump to the ku klux klan on its cover. look at this. a daily struggle,
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take a look at the german magazine linking the president to the kkk. the true face of donald trump written in the white letters there in german. it calls the president a racist
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and a hate preacher. >> this is only the latest publication. the new yorker, the economist, time, all produced covers, you see them there with that similar theme this week. >> for many the images about neo nazis, they were shocking and offensive and downright frightening. >> one man says he went there for the fun of a white supremacist rally. >> reporter: why would a want to be white supremacist want to strip in the street? >> i really came in for the fun. >> cow can't just take his costume off. >> reporter: oh, yes, he could now that he was in the vicinity of the charlottesville police. >> you need to move back now. >> reporter: the young man picked up his clothes and
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started to shrink away. he'd apparently gotten separated from his fellow white power marchers and was then chased by counter demonstrators. this one wore a mask and wielded a stick. the man behind the camera is c.j. hunt making a documentary about confederate memorials when he came upon what he refers to as a part-time nazi, this junior secessionist. what he was wearing were what some call the new neo nazi uniform, a polo shirt paired with khakis. >> you came here for the fun? >> for the fun. >> so you're not a real white supremacist. >> it's kind of fun. and you? >> which part. >> just being able to see white power, you know? >> but the documentary maker wasn't feeling the fun. as a person of color, my
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identity is not a uniform i can take off when i'm feeling unsafe. >> you're white supremacist until people start chasing you so are you going to put it back on? >> then off he went blending in with the counterprotesters supremely confident he no longer looked like a supremacist. cnn, new york. >> nfl preseason continued last night and so did protests during the national anthem. andy is here with more. >> bennett taking a seat for the national anthem last night to protest injustice but this time he had company. more details ahead. when a critical patient is far from the hospital, the hospital must come to the patient. stay with me, mr. parker. the at&t network is helping first responders connect with medical teams in near real time... stay with me, mr. parker.
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some mourners are lighting candles and placing flowers to pay tribute to a stabbing attack at two markets. at least two people were killed, sex people hurt. this happened on friday. one witness told us he saw a man running with a knife and just stabbing people in his path. >> we were sitting on the front row of a cafe and all of a sudden we heard this woman scream really, really loudly and first we thought just an internal fight between two people but i saw this huge knife. this guy was having this huge knife in his hand and he was
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just -- several times he was stabbing this person and then she was on the ground and people were running everywhere and we ran into this cafe where we hid and this guy was constantly stabbing at people. he was just turning around with his knife, flinging his knife everywhere and people were running in all directions. it's just happened in front of our eyes. it's just horrible and this woman lying on the ground. and she's covered by the police and the ambulance, covered her body to do the investigation, to do the traces and what do you call it, the dna and whatever. i can just see this knife, this huge knife in his hand and he's just stabbing. it's just awful. >> police have a person in
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custody. they shot him in the leg before that. they've not yet released his name, but officials have said that this was terror related. all right. a show of unity. an nfl player supports his teammate protesting during the national anthem. >> more on this morning's bleacher report. >> michael bennett says he plans on sitting for the national anthem all season to protest racial injustice and he thinks white people also need to join in on the protest and that's what happened last night before the preseason game. center justin brit stood next to him and put his hand on his shoulder and after wards the teammates shared a hug and brit spoke about the moment. >> well, i want to support him. i want to support what he's standing for and his believes. i'm not against what the flag means and -- and you know, veterans, you know, my dad was in the army so i'm not putting
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any disrespect to them. i'm just trying to understand the issues, trying to educate myself more in that regard and showing support. >> now brit joining bennett's protest comes a day after the eagles chris long put his arm and jenkins as he protested the anthem by putting his fist in the air. >> kaepernick remains without an nfl team and the naacp is now calling for a boycott of the nfl. they don't want fans coming to the games or even watching them on tv. >> we are a part of the national movement to send a message to the nfl and roger goodell. there will be no football in the state of georgia if colin kaepernick is not on a training camp roster and given an opportunity to pursue his career. this is not a simple request. this is a statement.
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this is a demand. >> the atlanta chapter calling for the falcons, hawks and braves in removing all symbols of confederacy in the city. the process is designed to work through these critical issues. colin kaepernick will have his own exhibit at the museum of african american museum of history. his game worn shirt and shoes will be part of the black lives matter collection. it will be rotated into the collection over the nooex yeextr two. >> i have heard before this came yesterday of some friends of mine planning on doing that until kaepernick gets signed by an nfl team. >> thank you so much.
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the firing of the senior strategist steve bannon. >> bannon was supposed to be fired two weeks ago. >> we'll see what happens with mr. bannon. >> they were laughing at me when i was saying hey, this guy trump is going to be -- this is going torr serious. >> reporter: it caused friction with the d.c. insiders. >> if you think they're going to give you your country back without a fight you are sadly mistaken. >> it was the president himself that failed america. he's failed the united states in terms of moral leadership. >> all of a sudden these statues of civil war generals installed here, they became touch stones of terror. >> those statues represent the honor, the courage and the bravery of the confederate soldier. those soldiers were not fighting to perpetuate the institution of slavery.

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