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affect virtually everyone in the country and would be the president's first legislative victory. a vote could come as early as next week. all of a sudden, there are some stumbling blocks. you've been talking to republican sources, what are they telling you about where this bill stands right now. >> republican leaders were sent scrambling today. they have a handful of other senators. marco rubio coming out as a firm no vote on the bill you also have sudsen collins who hasn't committed one way or the other. bob corker, none of his issues have been addressed. jeff flake on the fence as well, senate republican leaders announced they had a deal in principle on wednesday. a deal does not make a bill. that's where they are right now. leaders have told me they will get there, they feel like the
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votes are there, as long as they line everything up. as it currently stands as of this moment. they're working to lock all that in, a few short days before they're expected to take that vote. >> you talk about rubio saying he's a no vote. is that a bluff, an intimidation tactic. >> leaders were surprised by this hardline stance senator rubio has been talking about the refundability piece of this for a long time. he was told that there could be no increase of the corporate tax rate to try to pay for things. republican leaders have agreed to increase the corporate tax rate to pay for things. that's where this all came from. here's what i'm told at this moment, gop leaders are amenable to changes, not going as far as senator rubio wants. that probably costs too much. but doing something behind the scenes to address this several senators have made the point that marco rubio, being the tax
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vote that sinks this overhaul, seems very unlikely to them. the idea that he could be a deciding vote, they don't necessarily believe it. there's no question about it, anderson, as of this point, at least throughout the course of the day, senator rubio is not bulging from this stance, he's going to get something. will it be enough? >> have you sensed hesitency in june about moving forward on this, the bill has approval ratings in the low 30s and 20s right now? or they want to get it done? >> to be blun the, no. they want to get it done, this underscores how this entire process has worked. nobody thought this could be done in the time line they're working on right now. there's a reason this hasn't been done in 31 years. there's all sorts of things that make this near impossible, over the course of two months, they're on the verge of actually doing this, the reason why, when you talk to all parties involved, political imperative. you talked about the lack of legislative wins, you look at the approval ratings of people
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around the country they recognize something has to happen. perhaps more important than anything else. members know they need to get something, anything done before the end of the year, and that more than anything else is why republican leaders in the house and senate think the votes will be there next week. as i said, there's more work to do they're planning on unveiling this bill tomorrow, work continues tonight. >> a lot to talk about tonight. joining me tonight, bakari sellers, steven moore and angela rye. >> do you think they're going to get it done? >> i think so. everyone is all in on this. i think this is smart political strategy. marco rubio has been telegraphing this somewhat in recent days where he dweeted his anow answer with the fact that they voted down his amendment along with senator mike lee.
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they've been working on this child credit together. they voted that down during the amendment period because the idea was, you would have to raise the corporate tax rate up 1%, actually .94%. that was told, no, that's too much, it's going to hurt growth, and marco rubio tweeted out, wait a minute, trump just said we can possibly raise it to 22% or 21%, that's okay. when we want to expand the child tax credit, it wasn't. he's going to let them know he's going to fight for this. messaging for republicans, they've done a terrible job explaining why this tax bill is good for them. the republicans have done a terrible job, and this -- marco rubio can turn back, even if he loses it, he can go back and say, i fought hard for this middle class, this would help the middle class. >> he thinks rubio will be there for sure? >> i do too. >> your in the airport, and you see the people yelling, get their way.
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you give way to bad actors, pretty soon a good actor is going to ask for someone. he's going to vote for it, he's going to get a little bit of what he wants. that's good negotiating on his part. he's talking about the child tax credit is going up. that's why this is a middle class tax cut. 70% of the country doesn't itemize because it's too difficult. if we said those three things over and over again, we would cut through what you're talking about, this is a middle class tax cut and it creates jobs. they create more jobs, makes us more competitive and helps the middle class as well. >> in my experience, the last people you want to yell at are traffic cops. and airport employees. >> we have had tax cuts before, and it hasn't translated to wages growing. we've seen this before time and
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time again, steve mnuchin had a room full of corporate execs. will they increase wages? none of them will raise a hand. that's not true. let me tell you something, if anybody believes that marco rubio is going to be the one for democrats who's a savior or the one who actually torpedos this tax bill. he has about as much courage as a mammal in oz. which we know is not a lot. my point in saying that is this. this bill -- >> an animal in oz? >> yeah, wasn't it a big cat in oz? >> who needed a heart in oz. >> it was the tin man. >> you meant courage. >> there we go. >> all right. >> thank you, angela, that's why you're here. >> i get hung up on little details. >> anyway, he does not have the courage to save this. with all of that being said, this is close to not passing, if for example they seated doug
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jones as they should seat doug jones as we did before the affordable care act. you're at a 49/50. >> do you know that's how he would vote? >> i'm pretty certain -- >> you know why i know he would vote for it, he got there on the backs of black women. >> i will tell you, he's pretty clear. >> he doesn't want to have to take this vote. >> it will be 51 to 59. with corker, and we're praying for john mccain, this bill is in the air. >> marco rubio caused a lot of heart palpitations today. you're right, he's going to vote for the bill. he's going to get what he wants. >> the thing that worries me a little bit. >> the republicans this bill will happen next week. it's a 51 -- they can only lose one. and so that gives power to anyone -- my worry, is that now
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anyone can say, wait a minute, i want this, i want that, and you get a flood of marco rubios. that isn't going to work. i think it will pass, you have to admit, the stock market has gone through the roof. i think we'll get 4% growth the next year with this. >> for republicans, if they didn't do this -- >> it would be devastating. >> i think they understand they have to hang together here or they're going to hang separately. look, it's true that the polls show a lot of people are opposed to this, they don't think there's anything in this for them. one of the important points trump made in his press conference the other day, they're going to start the withholding changes in february. middle class people are going to start to feel the effects of this. married couples are going to see a 2,000, $3,000 reduction in their taxes. i think it will be popular and
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get done. i'm worried about john mccain's health, there are rumors that he is -- i love john mccain, i think he's one of the great heroes of america, but we're really worried about his health. >> a couple things, i think it's interesting, you started on the messaging, i also think that democrats have not handled the messaging of this very well. >> how so? >> to the point of itemized deductions, if they are too lazy or can't afford someone to itemize deductions for them, then yes they get a benefit, but for folks who do take the time to itemize deductions, the fact that you get your mortgage interest deduction hit. >> 750,000. that's a pretty rich person. >> oh, but this is a rich person's tax bill. i know you had your turn, let me have mine. okay, you're going to keep talking. >> i think it's important for us to understand it is a rich person's tax bill. that's what the democrats should
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have been saying instead of the tax scam. there's one scandal after another. tough scam has fallen on deaf ears. one in the same, i think we can push back a little bit. >> i think democrats have done a pretty good job of using -- eastern senator orrin hatch got tired of that line, you're hurting the middle class to give tax cuts to the wealthy. that's been used against republicans for decades, which is why it's perplexing to me, that republicans didn't anticipate that, and have proper messaging and stay on that to explain how this benefits, yes, it's good for business, but it's also good for the middle class. >> there are some problems with it, but there are some good things. the republicans haven't done a good job. >> we should talk about how the tax bill is pro china.
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china doesn't want this bill about. >> they're the big loser. >> those around the president know better than to even bring subjects up. also, now that the former apprentice contestant is no longer working in the white house, what is in the future for african-american outreach in the administration. we'll talk about that ahead. maybe it's time for otezla (apremilast). otezla is not an injection or a cream. it's a pill that treats plaque psoriasis differently. with otezla, 75% clearer skin is achievable after just 4 months,... ...with reduced redness,... ...thickness, and scaliness of plaques. and the otezla prescribing information has... requirement for routine lab monitoring. don't use if you're allergic to otezla. otezla may cause severe diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting. tell your doctor if these occur. otezla is associated with an increased... ...risk of depression. tell your doctor if you have... ...a history of depression... ...or suicidal thoughts,... ...or if these feelings develop. some people taking otezla... ...reported weight loss. your doctor should monitor your weight and may stop treatment.
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new reporting tonight, the washington posts says the president doesn't accept evidence that russia interfered
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and supported him in the election. those around him know he gets agitated when he even hears about it. the post spoke with current and former officials say his daily briefing is often structured to avoid upsetting him. i talked about that with david gergen who is an adviser to president's nixon reagan and clinton. >> according to the washington post. the fact that the president doesn't want to hear intelligence about russia's meddling inned election is a stunning thing. his briefers have to figure out a work an. >> it's unique. it's an alarming report. it's a solidly built support. the president, because of his personal insecurities not
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wanting to have his election diminished in some way. if he accepts the conclusion of his intelligence agencies, he thinks that's somehow going to diminish him, so he pushes it off. >> he's said that publicly time and time again. you assume maybe privately he's -- >> well, exactly. >> we're able to -- that's just a public facade. it's so deep and ingrained he can't get over it. >> what this story really makes clear, and what people have wondered about is because of his aversion to hearing this, he doesn't want reports in his intelligence briefing, they have to dance around it gently so they don't irritate him in the briefings. because of that aversion, the government itself is not taking the kind of aggressive actions you would expect from a government whose voting booths have been -- or whose voting processes have been manipulated by the russians. under ordinary circumstances, the president would order a crackdown, let's figure out what
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happened, hold the russians accountable. none of that. in effect. the elections coming up are much more vulnerable than they would be otherwise. a president whose insecurities are putting a threat -- putting a danger over our own election process going-forward. >> this is something which the intire intelligence community has said is concerned about. general michael hayden says it's the political equivalent of 9/11. >> yes. >> that was an interesting quote i thought. if that's the conclusion of someone who's really seeing the intelligence, i think we have to take it seriously. again it says -- it does not say it tossed the election to hillary, it says the meddling itself, constituted the direct threat to american democracy, and we're not cracking down on
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it as we should. >> for a president who's so obsessed with winning. it allows the russians to win. if the idea of the -- the strategy of the russians was to so discord, to meddle in the election, not only did they meddle in the election, they've won by not allowing the united states to actually prevent it the next time. >> exactly. and let's see -- not just about the voting, it's about they wanted to increase political polerization, they wanted to increase polarization between the races in this country. and they wanted to diminish america's influence overseas, they've accomplished all three of those without tossing the election necessarily and left us vulnerable. that's a damning report. >> it's incredible, david ger n gergen, thank you. >> back now with the panel. >> does this concern you? i mean the idea that -- one reading of the washington post
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report is that the president's own -- i don't know if it's insecurity or belief that people are trying to diminish him or his totally legitimate election result is preventing him and the u.s. government from addressing a serious national security problem. >> he publicly said he trusts his intelligence agencies and he believes there was meddling. >> he said that only after controversy? >> he did. this is a report of what's -- people trying to characterize his briefings. the russians interfered in our elections. it's being investigated on capitol hill, the president should take a stronger stance in pushing back on this, i also think we go a limb too far. david gergen just said, they interfered with our processes. there's no evidence of that, they tried to influence the election by buying facebook ads and those sorts of things. what we've seen so far at a minimal level. there's no evidence they influenced the election. there's no evidence they divided people, the way that david
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gergen discussed. what frustrates the president is, this turned into a partisan issue. it becomes a political football. i don't think he should react to that. this becomes a very -- we're getting ready to hear it it becomes a partisan issue. >> there's never been a cabinet level meeting to discuss future cyber efforts to prevent russian interfirns? >> no, and i agree with that. i consider rurk ssia the state,e enemy of the people. we have to take this incredibly seriously, the president should take it more seriously. however, the tone of this goes into a partisan place that is also not appropriate. there's no evidence the russians changed the outcome of in addition in the election. >> having worked for the committee on homeland security before i worked for the cbc, where i was very proud of the many things we did on a
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bipartisan basis, being able to take an offensive look and approach toward a strategic approach toward cyber security was one of those spaces. and to me, it's maddening that we can't have a conversation about not only what russia could do, but any country could do. we do so much online, not just the ways in which precincts were vulnerable, there's proof in that. there's not just facebook ads, there are multiple spaces in which this was a problem. >> voting machines, have you seen any evidence? >> that's not what happened, but that's not, you're also minimalizing. >> no, i'm trying to give context, as opposed to becoming a partisan -- >> i didn't make it partisan. >> there have been a number of secretaries of states and states where their voter rolls were hacked. >> 21. >> that's more than just buying facebook ads. we know that individuals
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impersonated black lives matter activists to sow discord. that's more than just buying facebook ads, we know that john podesta's e-mails were hacked and leaked by a russian agent. that's more than just buying facebook ads. what i'm saying is, we can minimalize it all you want, that's not the facts, and the president of the united states democrat or republican, if someone in -- this is not a partisan issue, what you've seen on the hill is, you've seen democrats and republicans alike. you've seen tom telis, the united states senator from north carolina, and mark warner work diligently in a nonpartisan fashion to make this happen -- >> i don't think anyone's minimalizing it. >> the president is. >> i don't think he is. >> part of his criticism of the obama administration, is that they always told our enemies what we were about to do. we're going to withdraw from the middle east at a certain time i
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think part of his strategy is to do things quietly. >> no one knows but him. >> the cia, the homeland security. mattis, mcmaster, do you think they're sitting -- >> can i tell you -- >> i don't think mark -- pompeo would be doing that. >> let me tell you how quiet it's been. it's been so quiet, that right now in syria, russia has now built and has an agreement to put two more air force bases. >> that's a great point. >> series of great points. >> here we go. >> he bombed an air force base, and what did they do the next day. >> they sent planes for -- >> i worked for a member who also was on the foreign affairs committee, and so we saw a lot of cyber security issues concerning china initially, years ago, asymmetric warfare. is what she they used to call the attacks coming from china,
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it would be naive to think russia wouldn't be involved in a similar strategy. russia has been involved, part of a 40 year strategy on russia's part of reflexive control theory, which is basically perception management. they've done this in the ukraine, in europe, and now they have employed this tactic in the united states. they manipulate, they have diagnose information campaigns to try to convince people of a predetermined outcome that the russians want. if this is not a textbook example of this theory, i don't know what is. and for the president of the united states to be in denial about this, because it hurts his little feelings. >> that is disrespectful to say -- >> he has never criticized vladimir putin. mike shields just had a stronger attack on putin than the president of the united states ever had. after what the russians have tried to do with this country. >> we always want to make this
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personal. can we all agree -- >> the president makes everything personal, that's why we have to talk about it in this context. he goes -- his ego is so fragile. >> here's where this -- it goes from an investigation, to now we're talking about the president's policies toward russia. they're getting tied in together, right? he's brokered a peace in syria -- >> hold those thoughts. president trump was raging mad about the russian sanctions bill.
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>> i think it's important for us to focus on rhetoric versus actual policies. to listen to democrats, the president is in the white house to do putin's bidding. he brings some of that on himself, because he needs to do this. >> if you look at some of the policies, they've been not what president putin would want. he brokered a peace in syria directly against the advice of russia. he took a look at the agreement, but said we will protect you, directly against what vladimir putin wants. after joe biden said to ukraine, stand down and let the russians invade crimea. i think it's worth context to put what his actual policies toward russia are. versus things partisans try to add on to this. >> he was yakking it up in the oval office with russians after he fired comey.
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bragging about, now that russian thing is off my back. . he was not happy with the sanctions bill that was passed in congress, passed bipartisan. he's thinking about now reinstating some of the sanctions that the obama administration -- >> in response to the intelligence about the russians interfering in our election. the obama administration did something, and the president of the united states wants to reverse some of those things, let's be fair about what he's done also. and also, he's never ever criticized putin. he's criticized nfl players, gold star mothers, and wives, but never uttered a bad word about putin, because i guess putin likes me and he thinks i'm a good guy. >> if you say russian interference to the president. he views it as an attempt to
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delidge mize him. is that scary he's so wrapped up in it personally. >> if that's true, i don't think it necessarily is. any leader has to separate himself from the issue to the degree he or she can look at it objectively. >> i want to point out on israel, that bothered me, israel's never had a better friend in the white house, i think you get that from israel. >> it's a double edged sword. >> i think in terms of what the president is doing, the things that michael has outlined, they're substantive, and maybe he hasn't said something about putin publicly, i don't remember barack obama doing it, i do remember obama opposing the sanctions, and let me say this, it's not a partisan statement. he absolutely did, i was in there. i was there when we were looking
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at it, all presidents oppose sanctions, because it takes away a diplomatic tool from them. that's the -- >> first of all -- the sanctions for iran, for example, obama administration was against it, not because of philosophy, but because they wanted to make the decision. >> i'm just trying to -- >> you guys can't ever have a conversation about what's happening right now. i don't understand. >> that's also not true. we know russia's economy was crippling. >> we're talking about just recently. anyone who knows anything that's going on in russia. they were a gas station in the arctic. their economy is crippling. when we talk about the public stance, donald trump will not.
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we should televise the commercial breaks, i tell you. omarosa was on "good morning america" teasing a tell all book. >> when i have a chance to tell my story, michael. as the only african-american woman in this white house, as a senior staff and assistant the to the president, i have seen things that have made me uncomfortable, that have upset me, affected me deeply and emotionally, that has affected my community and my people. when i can tell my story, it's a profound story i know the world will want to hear. >> angela, i mean, i -- i'm big on loyalty, and i think you
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leave your job under whatever -- you have had the opportunity of a lifetime to serve the american people, and the next thing you do is go on a morning television show and you're suddenly raising questions about the people you've just been serving with to pitch a book? to not even answer those questions? to dangle them out there. it just seems -- >> i'm reminded of a song of loyalty that i shall not say on air. the only thing i will say to you, there should be no surprises here. omarosa was fired not once, not twice, but this was the third time. we should understand that omarosa and donald trump are cut from the same cloth. it's about self-preservation, saving face. you clearly can't save face any more, everyone knows what was going on. she talked about her political accumin and why she was ready for this job. and i'm still trying to understand what her job was and what she was doing. she talked about my my community
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and my people. she went so far as to support the president's position on smartsville. >> we talked about this in the lasts hour. more african-americans may have more of an opportunity in the white house without her there. >> i'll defer to the republican next, but i think that's -- it may be true, i would be frustrated with the black folks that would opt to go in there. i don't see any policies that are designed for us, that make it good for us. >> as someone who worked within the confines of minority outreach for many years with the republican party, very frustrated about the way things went or didn't go, so i kind of backed away from that for a little while, let the new generation come in, i still have a lot of friends that are in that space, and i can tell you
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that the presence of omarosa was disruptive, frustrating, there are a lot of very qualified black republicans that would have been able to serve in different capacities in this white house that would have tried to do something good. i have a friend now that's in one of the economic councils trying to do good, and it's not easy. but they're trying, however omarosa was constantly an impediment to anyone qualified to come in there and do their jobs. the stories are numerous, and she was so revealed by so many people, she was completely unqualified, she's been doing nothing but stealing the taxpayer's money the entire time. no one knows what she was doing. when you have -- >> you can just -- the stories are lengthy, from the despicable way that she used the white house as a backdrop for her wedding and thinking she was going to bring 39 people into the white house to do a photo shoot without giving anybody a
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heads up. those things you don't do. she was notorious for that. she was a terrible ambassador. she's an embarrassment at every single event that she went, representing the minority outreach. she was near booed off the stage where she got nasty with ed gordon. >> can i defend him? >> what's there to defend. >> you will see what he's done. >> no, i just wanted to speak for a second. >> what's the last thing? >> one last thing. when she went on the view and told people they were going to bow down to donald trump. >> she said -- >> you have got to be kidding me, this is who is a senior adviser in the white house, representing the black community, minority outreach, no wonder there's no other african-american adviser there's. >> i think we need a voice if we needed a voice anywhere. omarosa wasn't it. >> i was the chief of staff of
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the rnc when we had the growth and opportunity report. i believe the republican party -- >> not any more. >> yes, they do. >> right now, we have a 20 year low in black unemployment in this country. a 17-year low in the gap between white and black unemployment. an historic all time low in hispanic unemployment. the obama white house was much more diverse. trump's white house should be much more diverse. obama's white house oversaw the worst recovery in economic history. that is something to be talked about, someone in the white house needs to be putting the message out that's better than this. >> former british prime minister david cameron says president trump's fake news jabs are serious for policies worldwide. without raising your blood pressure.
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term fake news to describe cnn or bbc, it's not a questionable political tactic, it's actually dangerous. what if the attempt is an attempt to question the whole legitimacy of organizations that do have an important role in our democracies. >> the facts support what he's saying there leaders of venezuela, myanmar and russia have used the term. that includes an amnesty international report about a syrian. and claims the rohingas muslims being raped and killed is simply fake news. press freedoms annual report shows record number of journalists imprisoned in 2017,
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including 21 on fake news charges. the president must understand -- early i spoke to cnn's chief correspondent, former u.s. ambassador to six middle eastern countries. >> we're in this extraordinary situation where dictators can dismiss free press as fake news. >> anderson, you know from my vantage point here overseas. i've been tracking this ever since the word fake news came out of the president's mouth, we have seen an skpen shall increase in the harassment, the imprisonment, the assaults of journalists all over the world. you have to look at the statistics. it really is a problem, whether it's in russia with vladimir putin, in turkey with president
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erdogan. when they see the president of the united states, first of all, it gives them a carte branch. they figure if it comes from the president of the united states, at least he must know what he's talking about, there must be a grain of truth. it's not like they're saying, he's giving us cover. they think maybe he's speaking the truth against us. and that's what's very danger s dangerous. >> philippines and myanmar are countries whose leaders have invoked fake news to dismiss news stories. you've dealt with regimes? >> that's correct. it's their golden opportunity if the president of the united states says it, they can say it too the climate has gotten a lot dicier out there around the world because of fake news. it's also gotten dicey with the
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media as the enemy of the american people. a lot of other autocrats too happy to pick that up and substitute the nationality of choice for the american people. what laps in washington doesn't stay in washington. >> sarah huckabee sanders was given an opportunity to speak out on the importance of press freedom around the world, i want to play you what she said when she was asked about this. >> is the white house concerned at all about authoritarian regimes adopting this phrase, fake news to try to delidge mize the press. and does president trump bear any responsibility for the popularization of this phrase. >> the white house is concerned about false and inaccurate information being pushed out. our concern is making sure the information people receive in in country is fair and accurate.
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when it isn't, it's corrected and corrected in the same fashion in which it was first presented which it was wrong, which is very rarely the case. >> i mean, that's it. >> listen, this is really a moment that needs to be crystallized and run with what she's saying is, there are things we don't like, what you say about us, therefore, we say fake news. you know, i know, everybody knows that when legitimate news organizations make mistakes like ours, like the new york times, whatever it might be, we correct it, we take accountability measures and we do not let false or mistakes stand. it's unfair and incorrect to accuse legitimate news organizations of deliberately peddling fake news. this is really serious. and it just has to stop. it's undermining the credibility of democracy and the fight
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against corruption and the legitimacy of our order, our world order. >> there are those ants of journalists who have paid with their lives at the -- there's the wall of the fallen journalists, fallen reporters who have tried to expose corruption or bare witness to war. 2,305 names and counting, including jim foley, marie colvin is on there. do you think the president realizes what is at stake or cares at all? >> i don't think he realizes it. over the years, some of my best friends have been international correspondents, they get the story right, that's the mission. often getting the story right means putting your own life in danger, i think of your ben wedeman. arwa damon who had a very close call. anthony shadeed who died in syria. alyssa rubin who came within an
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ace of dying in that helicopter crash when isis rolled through. dictated a story from her hospital bed and took a full year to recover. so, you know, to bring you news that is anything but fake, some of the best journalists in the world put their life at risk. >> appreciate your time. christian amman pore, thank you very much. we remember the 26 victims of the sandy hook elementary school shooting five years later. that provide all-day comfort. to keep him feeling more energized. dr. scholl's. born to move. hesumatra reserve told in the time it takes to brew your cup. let's go to sumatra. where's sumatra? good question. this is win. and that's win's goat, adi. the coffee here is amazing. because the volcanic soil is amazing. making the coffee erupt with flavor. so we give farmers like win more plants. to grow more delicious coffee. that erupts with even more flavor. which helps provide for win's family. and adi the goat's family too. because his kids eat a lot. all, for a smoother tasting cup of coffee.
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we remember the victims of the sandy hook elementary school shooting. we remember the 20 young lives cut short in their classrooms, and the six school staffers, including teachers and the principal who were also killed. 26 lives taken in all, five
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years ago today, in one school in new town connecticut five years on, the heart break continues, the loss still profound. it always will be. tonight we want to take a moment to remember and honor those lives that had been lost, most of the victims were just 6 and 7 years old, dancers, painters, budding readers, little sisters and big brothers. they should have celebrated their 11th or 12th birthdays this year, they should have been until sixth grade. a month after the shooting, kenny chesney performed amazing grace on this program, in tribute to all those lives taken at sandy hook school. here's that performance and once again we remember. ♪ ♪ amazing grace how sweet the
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sound ♪ ♪ that saved a wretch like me ♪ i once was lost but now i'm found ♪ ♪ was blind but now i see ♪ 'twas grace that taught my heart to fear ♪ ♪ and grace my fears relieved
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♪ how precious did that grace appear ♪ ♪ the hour i first believed ♪ amazing grace how sweet the sound ♪ ♪ that saved a wretch like me ♪ i once was lost ♪ but now i'm found ♪ was blind but now i see
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♪ i was blind but now i see >> our thoughts and prayers are with amazing grace mcdonald and all the others who lost their lives at sandy hook and their families tonight. thanks for watching time to hand things over to don lemon, cnn tonight starts now. this is cnn tonight, i'm don lemon. another day, another departure from the trump white house. this one shines a light on what could be a big problem for team trump. as we learned in alabama. no candidate can