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we spoke to their mother who told us she had been kind of feeling stock market ago pains over the last two weeks, it's impossible to tell at this point if that is connectsed to the drinking water and the water she's been drinking over the last couple weeks, there's clear enough concern here tonight that glau guards are placed at those water wells. >> let's hope for the best. ed lavandera, thanks very much. erin burnett out front starts right now. steve bannon wreaking havoc in the gop, whispering in president trump's ear. president trump today seas cuba is to blame for the sonic attacks. is that the truth? interrupt famously threw rolls of paper towels when he visited this puerto rican town, tonight we go back and ask, did trump's team deliver all the help they promised? let's go "outfront."
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good evening, i'm erin burnett. bannon is back, the former chief strategist who trump fired from the white house is as influential as ever tonight. today, trump appeared to take bannon's side against the republican party. >> he's a friend of mine and he's very committed to getting things passed. i mean, look, despite what the press writes, i have great relationships with many senators, but in particular, with most republican senators. but we're not getting the job done. and i'm not going to blame myself, i'll be honest. they are not getting the job done. i can understand where steve bannon's coming from. >> trump's endorsement of banning coming hours before he admitted he carpet control bannon. in fact for a president sao quick to bully and berate, he said he would have to ask bannon to reconsider his war with the
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gop. here he is a few hours after what you just heard. >> steve is a good friend of mine, i've known him for a long time. i'm going to see if we can talk him out of that, because frankly they're great people. >> asking bannon to back off his war against the gop doesn't seem like a winning strategy, though. here's bannon. >> right now, it's a season of war against a gop establishment. this is not my war. this is our war. and you all didn't start it. the establishment started it. yeah, mitch, the donors are not happy, they've all left you. we cut your off again off, mitch. >> he's referring to mitch mcconnell. bannon is trying to leave
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mcconnell politically dead, trump is trying to have it both ways, snuggling up to mcconnell. >> my relationship with this gentleman is outstanding. >> we've been friends and acquaintances for a long time. we talk frequently. >> let's start with steve bannon, he seems to have this hold on trump. what is the situation? >> there's no question the president has this unique relationship with steve bannon. he helped him get elected. the president -- i was struck today, really walking a fine line. in fact, he was on both sides of the line, in one respect defending what steve bannon is doing, but then again, saying that look, he may support some of these republican senators, the bottom line is this, president trump will have to make a decision whether he wants to support what steve bannon is doing by putting his own political capital on the line
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against some of these republican senate primaries, the reality here, the republican senators who have voted against some of the president's policies are not up for re-election next year, the people steve bannon is talking about going against, have been supportive of this president, i'm hearing greenville, south carolina, the president is here doing a fund-raiser he's going do have to make the decision if he's going to side with the establishment, or if he's going to be an outside r. >> former chief of staff to vp quayle. usa today columnist, our senior political analyst. steve bannon is out for car, right? he's saying someone else caused it, whatever, it's a civil war, here he is on fox news. >> there's a coalition coming together that's going to
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challenge every republican except for ted cruz. >> if he succeeds at taking out some of those republicans, he could rip apart the gop, and deliver a lot of seats to democrats, you have more extreme candidates running versus a more moderate republican, force for good or bad? >> there's a real civil war in the party. it's not just steve bannon, there are going to be primaries, against most incumbent senators. there will be serious primaries. trump is in an excellent position. you can't really have it both ways. trump can have it both ways. he's in a position where the established republicans desperately need trump to protect them from the bannonitis. from the insurgents, at least try to. it didn't quite work with luther strange in alabama. you want trump coming into your state and doing phone calls.
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but on the other -- you need the insurgents to keep the guys off balance. he goes around -- more wins is going to be a trumpy kind of senator. trump is enjoying keeping everyone off balance. in terms of his own ability to keep these senators dancing to his tune, i don't think trump is being entirely stupid here. >> sort of the puppet ear. >> when trump disagrees with someone, he does so loudly, angrily in a bullying manner, that is not true with steve bannon. he almost seems afraid of him. i'm going to talk to him about a few of those people. he's careful and defrn shall. >> he certainly is erin, trump understands that steve bannon understands how to reach out to the grassroots, how to get a grassroots audience who are disaffected, who are angry, who sees the establishment as the problem in washington and he knows how to get the pitchforks out, much like president trump
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does. they are kindred spirit when is it comes to that. where they are going to have to separate down the road, donald trump is not an ideologue, steve bannon is. he wants to rip apart the republican party to rebuild it in his image of what the republican party should look like. donald trump doesn't care about the republican party, he cares about legacy and wins. when you saw him with mitch mcconnell today, that was very important. he's not going to be able to get anything through congress unless he has a good working relationship with mitch mcconnell and paul ryan. >> cozying up to bannon, this business with mcconnell today, they have been feuding behind the scenes as we know. there was the tweet, if you remember, in august, can you believe mitch mcconnell who has screamed repeal and replace for seven years can't get it done. must repeal and replace obama care. that came after a sfeen call
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that devolved into a complete shouting match between the majority leader and the president. will mitch mcconnell sign on? he's got to know trump is doing this nice act to get tax reform? does mcconnell care? >> well, i mean, look, the republicans have their own interest in tax reform, and i think that with the president, they have to basically align their interests. they do have similar interests in this case of wanting to see something get done. i do think the president may not be ideological, i think he is sort of more aligned with the bannons way of thinking about things. and i think that bannon is more his kind of person, the more bombastic, the more disruptive kind of person, the anti-establishment person, trump's entire campaign was anti-establishment, in case the establishment didn't notice. that was basically what he was running on and who he was running against, while bill's saying, he can't have it both ways, i'm not so sure about
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that, if you look what happened in alabama, it made the president look a little weak, when he goes out and throws his weight behind the incumbent. >> i want to also ask tonight about something the president is facing criticism for today. this is something the president said today which is false. when he was asked about his public silence thus far on the four american soldiers killed. >> why haven't we heard anything from you about the four soldiers that were killed in niger. >> i've written personal letters, they've been sent or going out tonight, they were during the weekend. i will at some point during the period of time call the parents and -- the families. because i have done that traditionally. now, it gets to a point where, you know, you make four or five of them in one day, for me, that's a tough day, the toughest, if you look at
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president obama and other presidents, most of them didn't make calls. >> all right, turns out that accusation about president obama not calling soldiers families was false. and the president was called out on that. >> early you sid president obama never called the families of fallen soldiers. >> i don't know if he did. i was told he didn't often. and a lot of presidents don't. president obama -- i think probably did sometimes and maybe sometimes he didn't. i don't know. that's what i was told. all i can do is ask my generals. >> how unbelievable is is that? what are you basing that on? i don't know, i was kind of told this, maybe he did, maybe it didn't. it gets back to trump again. it's all about him. it's disgraceful, i think. at one point, all i can do is ask my generals. did the generals tell him falsely? i don't believe so.
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that president obama didn't write letters and make phone calls. you just routinely den greats the office of the president. >> you realize the question had nothing to do with president obama? >> probably about the four american soldiers. >> he could have easily have said, i'm writing letters, talking to them. i mean, there's a dignified answer he could have given, and pay tribute to the soldiers, to those fighting for our country, for their families, period. he can't resist trying to justify himself, by denigrating his predecessors, in this case, falsely. and denigrating every other president it seems, that went before him. people told him this and the generals. i'd like to know what generals. what generals did you hear this from? >> i don't think he heard it from general kelly, mattis, mcmaster. >> it's very stunning, for him to say, i heard it from my generals, the defense secretary
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is not going to come out and say he never told president trump that. you know, you're not going to see his chief of staff come out and say, i never told president trump that. what he's doing here is deflecting the fact that he has waited so long to actually contact these families, if you look at these news conferences today, the earlier one, where he said, i'm not going to take responsibility for the fact that no legislation is getting done on capitol hill, that's on the senate. here we go with this one as well. i'm not taking responsibility for reaching out to these people, other presidents probably didn't as well either. >> final word to you? >> i mean, i think bill really summed it up well, of how disgraceful it is, and he says frequently he heard things. this time he claims from a general, i think probably someone on a blog somewhere wrote this or on twitter or something like that, and somehow he repeats it as news, like he got it from somebody in the white house, which we know he
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didn't. >> impossible to imagine that any general in the country would say any such thing. >> he has no obligation to say something that's truthful. and respectful of his predecessors and respectful of the very difficult task presidents have of talking to families. instead of -- he could have given a nice answer that would have reassured americans. instead, he turns it into this ridiculous drive by attack on president obama. >> thanks very much so all of you. trump calls his tax plan a miracle. he's giving us a time line, when is it going to pass. who's going to get this windfall? no one is sure who's lindh those so called attacks on u.s. diplomats in cuba. one person apparently tonight is sure, the president. >> i do believe cuba's responsible. i do believe that. >> but are they zm here's the president celebrating his post hurricane response to puerto
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he's got executive orders, which have done plenty. they mean nothing when it comes to taxes. tax reform is going to happen in the next two months. >> if we get it done, that's a great achievement, it took years for the reagan administration to get taxes done, i've been here for nine months. i believe we have a very good chance. mitch feels the same way of getting the taxes done, hopefully fairly long before the end of the year. >> fairly long before the end of the year? it's already the middle of october. they say it's going to boost the average american paycheck by $4,000 a year, not by cutting the taxes, by cutting taxes on corporations. companies are going to pass that money along. let's be clear, it's impossible for this tax cut to not benefit the wealthy. you can pitch a tax cut all you
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want. this tax cut is about the rich. here's the facts. the top 20% of american earners will pay 95% of all income taxes alone, and the top 1% alone will pay half of the taxes. the tax cut will help them. >> the facts are the facts. you can't have a massive tax cut and have it not help the wealthy. is it going to do more to help them than it will the middle class? >> of course it will. the math unit is just the straightforward math, even if you get into the details and look at the alternative minimum tax and state tax, repeal they want. they're lowering the top marginal tax and providing a pass through tax for corporations and partnerships. look at it over and over again is what they're doing is creating a huge windfall for the
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wealthy. everyone knows this. this is one of those absurd lies that they are perpetuating, they say over and over again, most of the public gets it, i mean, this is nothing but a payoff to the big patrons, the big donors. it's what they've been aiming for all along. they don't care about the wall, they don't care about immigration, they don't care about daca, what they want is a huge tax cut, that's why they put this administration and the republicans into power. and that's what they are focusing on. >> steve, here's the thing i don't get. you can talk all you want about what percent of a tax cut goes to this group versus that group. if you want to help the middle class, why not cut their taxes. well, i'm going to cut corporate taxes, so some of it is going to trickle done. why? >> to grow the economy, erin. the average family, if you have an income of between 50 and $90,000 of income, you'll save $2500 a year on your taxes, this
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plan doubles the standard deduction. you were showing those statistics earlier about the percentage of taxes paid by the top 1%, that's amazing, isn't it? the top 1% pay between 40 and 45% of the tax. >> we have a highly progressive tax system. no country in the world relies on the top 1% more than we do. but the idea here is -- bob may disagree with this, i think there are a lot of economists who do agree that our corporate tax rates and not just corporations, let's not forget that this plan -- i helped devise it, put it together for trump during the campaign, it would cut the tax for millions -- there's 27 million small businesses in this country. they employ well over half the workers in this country. it provides a tax reduction for them, so they can invest more on their businesses, hire more workers. yes, bob riesch paid their workers more. if we have a tax code that's
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sending companies and corporations, they're leaving the united states, we've seen companies as epic as burger king leave the united states because of the high tax rate. we think we can bring them back, and that's good for jobs. >> steve, if i may, erin. you just made several assertions that are completely, if you don't mind my saying so, are completely wrong. first of all, we don't have that much of a progressive tax system, you're not including payroll tax, and state taxes and sales taxes. if you look at the total taxes americans pay, it's not the top 1%. the top has never had as much wealth and income as they have now, and they are undertaxed. their tax rate has steadily dropped from what it was in the 1950s under dwight eisenhower. we didn't do so badly in the 1950s, in fact, the american economy grew much faster.
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>> 91% tax rate? >> no, i'm not -- no, i'm not -- i was using that as an example of how absurd it is to argue right now that the top -- are over taxed when they are taxed at a mere fraction of what they used to be, and the other point -- >> i just want to get on this, this point about the middle class, and how much they're going to get as a tax cut, a lot of this is going to come down to that, the chair of president trump's council did a study. his whole point is, if you cut the corporate tax rate, you're going to raise the median income in the united states by at least $3,000, that's real money if he's right. the median income in 2016 was $59,000. that would bring the median to $62,000. i hear steve saying okay, okay. >> i don't think that would happen right away. it takes some time for that tax -- >> it will take about 40 years. >> putting that point aside. >> maybe a couple years. i think -- >> let me finish my point.
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this is important for you to get a chance to respond to. i look at what has happened to the media in the last couple years. 2014, just shy of $54,000. 2015 just shy of $56,000. it's going up $3,000 a year, they're trying to say, oh, this tax cut is going to get 3,000. they're already getting 3,000. >> the last two years of the obama administration the median income went up, but it went way way down in the first six years of the obama administration. >> so much so -- >> we had a financial crisis. >> we had a recession, and that first six years that obama was in office, the wages fell. >> if people are getting that increase now, why are you selling them on the tax cuts they're already getting. >> people will have bigger increases in their income. >> they're not. >> it's very simple. unless you have healthy
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businesses, you don't have healthy jobs. if corporations are more profitable and they have more money, guess what, they will invest in more factories. >> steve, here's the big -- here's the big difference between steve and me. i'm looking at history, and the corporations have never done as well as they are doing now. they have huge profits, where are those profits going, they're not going into wages, they're going into executive pay and they're going to shareholders, the top 1% of america has a huge percentage of the total shares of shares of stock in this country. the way you create jobs is you give more money -- you have bigger wages, higher wages, higher minimum wage, better education, infrastructure, you're more productive. they get more money for their work and they can turn around and buy stuff and that creates an incentive for companies to create more jobs. >> we did increase the minimum wage under barack obama, we did increase the taxes on the top 1%
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under barack obama, and it was the worst recovery we've ever h had. >> the last two years had a big increase, over the last 15 years, there has been no real increase in wages and salaries to the average worker for 15 years. we raise the minimum wage. >> i have to leave it here. >> this is really really important. i have to say this. >> i have to leave it here. >> look under bush and obama. >> 44 -- look at the past 44 years, 1972 to 2016. and the average typical american is actually adjusted for inflation, is making less today than was making in 1972, with all of the tax cuts from reagan and bush. >> all right. we will continue this conversation. and on the truth or truthiness of lack there of, thank you both. >> we're going to get it done. >> and next. president trump says the cuban government is to blame for the attacks on u.s. diplomats.
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breaking news, president trump blaming cuba for the mysterious attack on at least 22 american diplomats and family members, leaving some victims with brain injuries and severe hearing loss. >> i believe cuba's responsible. i do believe that. and it's a very unusual attack,
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as you know. i believe cuba is responsible. >> cuba has denied any involvement. this is as close as the trump administration has come to saying cuba carried out the attack. the democratic senator mark warner. senator, i appreciate your time, do you agree with the president's assessment? that cuba is responsible for this attack? >> erin, we don't know yet, we do know that a number of american diplomats have been injuried, some of them quite seriously, it's absolutely critical that cuba does more to try to investigate the source of this attack, if they themselves were not the culprits, it's the responsibility of any country, the responsibility of america to try to keep cuban diplomats safe in this country, it's equally important that the americans keep diplomats safe, and the fact that we still don't know, many weeks after this attack,
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using sonic waves, some people have breamed, we don't know the full source is disturbing. obviously there's been speculation that russia could be responsible for this, do you think that that is the case? >> again, unlike the president, i'm not going to lay out or assess blame. it's the responsibility of any host nation that hosts other country's diplomats to do all they can, if there's some kind of incident they work very collaboratively with us, to find out, if not them, who was the source of this incident. >> the motive of the attacks have caused brain injuries.
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the associated appreciation obtained a recording of the sounds that some u.s. diplomats claim to have heard. the volume is not damaging, this won't hurt you, but this is to give you an understanding of what happened, i want to play it. [ sonic sound ] >> what do you think the purpose is here? if this was something like russia, is it retaliation to the u.s.? a dry run for something else that coulding much bigger? >> i don't know. i'm not going to speculate on motives until i get the facts. >> on issues that are important as this, there was an incident, we have to put our abilities to find out what happened. we do needed collaboration, they need to be in there helping us investigate and find out who
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did. >> your colleague bob corker is in a war of words with the president as you know. he referred to the white house as an adult day-care center. he accused the president of castrating his secretary of state. you cannot castrate your own second of state without giving yourself that binary choice. he was referring to war or letting iran get nuclear weapons. secretary of state tillerson responded to corker's comment it was in an interview with jake tapper. >> he said the president has castrated you by the world stage. that's his word, not mine. what's your response to that? >> as i indicated earlier, i think this is an unconventional president. >> you have a cattle ranch, you don't want to say anything about the senator suggesting you were gelded before the world? >> i checked, i'm fully intact.
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>> what does this say, when these are serious questions, and that actually aired on television? >> well, i don't want to sound like the secretary of state but i would agree with him on this case. i think many of his policies are not well suited for keeping our country -- in certain places, keeping our country safe. and there's very few senators in either party i have more respect for than bob corker. >> you're not concerned -- >> they're not the kind of words i might use, but senator corker is somebody who's been a great friend of mine since the first day i came to the senate, we worked on a ton of bipartisan legislation together. and i would again simply site back that it seemed like this
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spat started with some of president trump's inappropriate tweet tweets. both democrats and republicans wish the president would stay a little more focused on national policy. >> he was today asked about the russia investigation. i want to play for you how the president responded and get your reaction. >> the whole russia thing was an excuse for the democrats losing the election. there's been absolutely no collusion. it's been stated they have no collusion. they ought to get to the end of it, i think the american public is sick of it. >> what's your response? the americans are sick of it? >> that's not what i hear from my constituents, what i hear when i travel the country, they want us to find the proof. the proof is, russia definitely tried to influence our elections. we know the department of homeland security. the president's own department of homeland security has
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notified 21 states the russians attempted to tamper with their elections systems. we know and now have coming forward, facebook, twitter and google that russians through the purchase of advertising or fake accounts. the question about collusion is still an open question, that's something this investigation has got to go ahead, find the facts and put those facts to the american public. >> thank you so much. next, president trump threatening the total termination of the iran deal, and breaking news, a new cnn poll this moment showing trump's approval rating for how he's handled the hurricane response. the president today saw it differently. >> gave us an a plus for how we responded to the hurricane aftermath and that includes puerto rico.
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breaking news, a major drop in approval for how president trump is showing hurricane response. among nonwhite voters, only 25% are happy with the president's response. that has not stopped president trump from the response to the hurricane.
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>> we've delivered tremendous amounts of water, then what you have to do is you have to have distribution of the water by the people on the island. >> we have massive amounts of water, we have massive amounts of food, they have to distribute the food, they have to do this, they have to distribute the food to the people of the eye land. >> this after cnn reports people are so desperate from water they're getting it from super fund sites. bill weir went to the town president trump visited two weeks ago. bill went back to find out what trump's administration has actually done. >> aside from one cluster of power line contractors, it's hard to see any signs of improvement in the highlands, just outside of san juan. the roads littered with maria's debris are all the more treacherous. as weeks worth of cleanup work
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can be undone in minutes. >> this literally just happened, within the last hour, a wall of fallen trees and pipes. and cars came rushing down the hillside. and that mudslide made life all the more difficult for the people here. it took out this bridge. this bridge had been certified as safe ryne thely. they cleared this road, the families that live on that side are completely cut off, they have to hike over the mountain in this kind of weather for food and supplies. or for this raging river. >> what was it like watching it happen, were you afraid? >> everything i've been struggling for all my life, all of a sudden is gone. he restores corvettes for a living, his parched trailer is tosses. a few of his cars totaled by that wall of muddy water. >> he and his wife have been surviving in a house without
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power. burning their savings on generator fuel, to keep her insulin from spoiling. life was stressful enough, but then their trickle of a creek brought the highest water they've ever seen. >> my son was picking up the most important things as the water was coming up, just in case we needed to leave, he says. >> really, really. that must have been terrifying. >> this is the blue collar section of upscale guanabo, the same municipality where president trump tossed those paper towels. >> how would you describe the response of fema? >> it's been slow, but it's there. you know, they have given us water, food, tarps, so now they have changed a little, they're going to assign a couple persons directly to each municipality.
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i think that's the right direction. so help is coming. >> with over 1,000 homes in his town damaged. he says the biggest needs are tarps for shelter and drinking water. those plumes of fuel pouring into the creek, a reminder of the health hazards of drinking off the land. and he expresses hopes the army core of engineers can somehow replace his bridges. >> you are brand new in this job? >> 40 day as. >> 40 days? >> what a baptism by fire, i know you were appointed by the governor after a scandal with the previous mayor. tell me about the politics, do you wish you co scream and beg for more help from the federal government, or do you have to be careful about how you ask? >> no, we want more help, and i know from my experience fema has given us a lot of help. we need more help and as i have meetings with other mayors, i
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see the desperation. >> off camera, luz tells the mayor, i voted for your party and you forgot about us. we need water. >> have you seen fema? have you seen any aid from the federal government? they haven't brought food or water here? >> no, no. when they pressed the mayor there, luz and her husband, he could only shrug his shoulders and say, we don't have the personnel to distribute, the president is right when he says the distribution is not getting done, it's not because people are sleeping in, there are mudslides, there are now torrential rains, tarps to be hunted and water to be gathered. as people just try to live minute by minute. >> sounds like it's either the military or people on the island aren't going to be able to do that distribution. thank you very much, bill weir,
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pretty powerful when you think about it, going back to that town. next, trump making more threats against the iran deal tonight. >> phase two might be positive, and it might be very negative. it might be a total termination. jeannie moos on the unlikely bromans that has gone viral today. you nervous? ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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tonight president trump suggesting the u.s. may be closer to pulling out of nuclear iran deal entirely after announcing iran is not complying with it. >> the iran deal i felt something that had to have been done. and we'll see what phase two is. it might be positive or negative. maybe a termination. some will say that's a great possibility. it could also turn out to be very positive. >> the problem is of course there's no such thing as unilateral termination of the deal. it goes on without american participation because it includes five other country. today the uk and france discussing their participation with the deal. governor, i know you've expressed frustration about the deal. if the u.s. got out of it,
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israel and the u.s. would lose any ability to see inside iran's nuclear program. as bad as that few may be it's the only view we've got. what is the point then in threatening termination ambassador? >> i agree with the premises we won't be able to see. we saw in city one before we had this deal, we saw inspectors going into certain sites but not the main site. one of biggest problems of the deal, it's not clear you're going to be able to inspect military sites. iran is saying that will not allow americans or anyone else, to inspect military sites. one of fixes that could 'at this deal to get in with the europeans and make it clear they support the position and all sides -- i also agree with the
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premises that america cannot terminate the deal. the president of united states can reinstate american sanctions and u.n. security counsel sanctions. he cannot force the europeans to have their sanctions. if the president of the united states forces the german, british or france to chose to do business with a $19 trillion economy or a $400 billion with iranian economy, i can almost guarantee they're going to chose to do business with the american economy. which german bank, which french or english, establish bank is going to decide to do business with iran and not america. >> it makes complete sense. i've made the same argument. i've been to they rain, i've seen all the south korean business being done there. but the truth is i saw germans
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and british when they were supposed to be at their pique and they're still there. they lost the will. why do you think they're going to get it back now. >> well i grow that they've lost the will. the policy of europe is the policy of containment. they're willing to accept the nuclear iran duran they're willing -- the president of the united states has made it clear it's the policy of united states to prevent iran from developing a nuclear weapon. now in five years, ten years or ever. and there's no question that if the united states is going to use its economic power, i have no doubt whatsoever that the germans, french and british will chose to do business with the united states. he'll make it very ziflt for them to continue the deal. i don't think iran is going to change this deal because they got the deal of the century. all they have to wait is for all of these restrictions that the
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deal puts in place to be automatically removed in a few years. when that happens they go to the cusp of not having one or two bombs but an entire nuclear arson. >> ambassador, i want to ask you something else here tonight. steve bannon, the former white house chief strategist as we know is still important and powerful with this president, spoke to a gathering of conservator republicans on saturday and said something really important to you. he actually says the white house is about to make a big move when it comes to israel. here he is. >> heck, next week i think they're going to announce the brotherhood of the nation and move our territory to jerusalem. >> are you aware president trump is about to do these two things, muslim brotherhood, tariffs and move the embassy? >> no i'm not, it will be great if he did. we think all the embassy's in
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the world and when the world is -- all the ideas as if raze is going to be israelis is going to be driven to the sea and jerusalem won't be our capital. i do they this president will ultimately move the embassy to jerusalem. >> thank you so much ambassador, good to talk to you. >> thank you. next, gee fee moss on how fox news was moved by today's rose garden get together. >> i was waiting for the vacation pictures to come out.
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president trump says he's closer to mitch mcconnell than ever before, that's probably true because the bar is low. he's jeanie moss. >> remember when president trump was flirting with the opposition. >> chuck and nancy would like to see something happen and so do i. >> now check is back to his last name -- >> schumer. >> and the president is flirting with his own party senate leader. >> mitch is -- but i haven't told mitch. >> the two haven't been exactly
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budly buddy in the past. can you believe mitch mcconnell has screamed repeal and replace for seven years couldn't get it done. now the president is even touching the majority leader. >> we've been friends for a long time, closer than ever before. my relationship with this gentleman is outstanding. >> while some critics. disgusted, this come by yah home is nauseating. while the president laid it on thick. >> it's outstanding -- >> the senate majority leader was more reserved. >> we've been friends and acquaintances for a long time. >> the daily show suggested mcconnell looked like a hostage. one reporter treated, overheard at the white house, potus and mcconnell pledge to renew their
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vows in the rose garden. right up to the moment. >> thank you very much everybody. >> they departed the alter they had the podium. ♪ >> jeanie moss. cnn, new york. >> the handshake didn't last very long did it? all right, anderson's next. good evening we begin today with new claims by the president, claims that don't stand up to the light of day. today the president claims that quote, president obama and other presidents, most of them didn't make calls to families of fawn american troops. they did. he claimed that -- he didn't. we keep him honest tonight on both fronts. we begin with the president's launch with a republican he love to needle but needle to getting