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not to file any federal charges. now up to new york's police commissioner to act. we'll stay on top of the story. thanks to our viewers for watching. i'm wolf blitzer in the situation room. follow me on twitter and instagram at wolf blitzer. erin burnett "outfront" starts right now. outfront next, the president abandon a pick to be the the top intelligence official as bipartisan urj after another republican in congress calls it quits. plus a baltimore pastor praised by the president mass a message for trump amp the standpoint called the city rodent infested and the threat against china as american consumers pay the price. let's go outfront. and good evening, i'm erin burnett, going down in flames, president trump's nominee to lead the u.s. intelligence community is pick for director of national intelligence is done. congressman john radcliff forced
to withdraw. >> i felt that congressman radcliff was being treated very unfairly. he is too good. he doesn't deserve it. >> trump blaming the media. but the truth is that republican senators had serious concerns about radcliff's qualifications. gop leadership never came out to support his nomination. gop members called the trump white ho impassioned defense of president trump in the mueller hearing. >> americans need to know this as they listen to the democrats and socialists on the other side of the aisle as they do dramatic readings from in report that volume two of in report was not authorized unthe law. to be written. >> it's all part of what one gop source tonight calls trump as shi blank show. according to the course republicans are quote all tired of trying to tying shi blank show. another part of the show trump
bloating that the news elijah dumbing's home was wrecken in. bad news exclamation . .baltimore house of luge cummings robbed. too bad. days after the president's tweet rant against consumings where he called cummings a racist and called the baltimore district a disgusting rat and rodent infested mess. after the president's tweet about gloating about elijah cummings at the break in one republican stood up. trump's former ambassador to the united nations nikki haley responding quote this is so unnecessary. but other republicans have clearly had enough too. the only black republican in the house of representatives announcing he is leaving congress will hurd a moderate republican who opposed the wall by the way he represented the longest stretch of border. here is trump. >> i don't know congressman hurd. but i have heard he has done a good job. we differ on certain subjects. >> trump may not know hurd well. but republicans know trump. hurd is the 8th republican to
say he is not running for re-election. the sixth to do so in the past two weeks. pamela brunn is outfront at the white house tonight and pamela what more are you learning about radcliff and in, you know, president was full steam ahead, and now bam, it's over. >> boom, it's over. i've spoken to administration sources today erin expressing concern once again about the vetting process here at the white house or lack there of. the source familiar with the process saying that president trump's selection of congressman radcliff came without ample vetting and that the performance last week during the mueller hearing sealed the deal for him. one source telling me the erin is white house known for weeks that coats would be replaced and there is no excuse for a lack of vetting. of course in a typical administration a thorough vetting would be done and white house officials would be pdesignated to defend the pick. the but sources say republicans have made concerns about radcliff known to the white house this week. his lack of national security experience, the exaggeration of his resume brought to light in
news reports, and that the pick of a political loyalist who questioned the intelligence community role in the russia probe could be problematic. while trump defended his pick all week it became clear to him i'm told that radcliff would run into too many issues getting confirmed even though publicly the president is pinning the blame on the media, as you know also saying he needs the media's help to vet. but, you know, what's interesting here is i'm told the president hasn't been concerned about radcliff's lack of qualification because he wanted someone in the role who he melds with personality-wise. this was something he never felt he had with dan coates. but tonight he is back to the drawing board saying he will nominate someone else perhaps as soon as monday erin. >> thank you very much policeman brown. of course that he was the irony the president blaming the irony saying you save us a lot of money if you do the vetteding for me. outfront rogue havilah wab a member of the spanish concludes do you applaud your republican colleagues in the senate because
any did stop this? they stood up against president trump's nomination of congressman radcliff for dni? >> yeah, i think it -- it gets to the point that it -- i think this necessity is both a reaction to what trump is doing and to the fact that he continues to send nominees that are not only not qualified but quite quite frankly tainted coming into the process. it's a political necessity for the leadership in the senate to reject, push back and deny those confirmations because like it or not the person muck is watching, and watching this trail of nominees that once any come into positions and they approved by the senate turn out to be merely handmaidens rb leased resources. in the epa handmaidens for the
administers. it's a political necessity than a find of conscious at this point. >> that's how you see it. let me ask you in the context though of as i said the gop fund raiser telling us the republicans are tired of defending what they see as the president's expletive show. nikki haley, the president's former u.n. ambassador leaving on great terms with the president. she called him out for the tweet about the break in at elijah cummings home. she wrotes in unnecessary. when the president said i heard his home is robbed too bad. splamgs point kellyanne conway slammed back at the tweet saying this is unnecessary. what do you make she did. >> i'm glad she did that. sthes a national profile republican leader with discussion future will be in terms of her continuing in her political life and continuing to move upwards.
the fact remains that i think hopefully, hopeful we're reaching a tipping point. congressman hurd was a good congressman and worked hard and tried to work across the aisle with democrats. we worked together on pieces of legislation that affected his district and other parts of texas. >> yes. >> the fact is ichk we reached the tipping point, the bigotry, racism attacked on cummings all associatewood that, at some point the republicans have to understand that they are marginalizing themselves politically in this nation as this nation changes and marginalizing themselves to a non-existent party. >> congressman you say tipping point. obviously eight republicans said they are not running for re-election. hurd is the sixth to do so in two weks. have you discussed with any republican colleagues why, what their reasons are? in a sort of private way for saying they're done? >> yeah, in a very private way
is that they don't feel that they're legislating anymore. they feel quite frankly that their ability to get things done, to work on compromising and some some level of bipartisanship has been lost and that the unpredictability and the kind of rash decision making that's coming out of the administration and trump all puts them in a very vulnerable position to get their job done number one and number two is we don't know what's happening next. and politically this is starting -- this is going to be an anchor for us as we go forward and many decide that it's not worth it in 2020 to run for office having to carry as an albatross this trump legacy from the last four years. >> so, you know, you have now passed the majority marker in terms of how democrats calling for impeachment inquiry. you're at 118 out of 235. you got over that line in the
past day today. house speaker nancy pelosi still not there. >> correct. >> this is a big moment. but i want to be clear, congressman, you would need another 100 votes in the house to actually impeach the president in the house. once you go through proceedings you would need more votes to get there. is speaker pelosi going to cope stalling until you get closer to that number? originally she said it appears once there was a majority in the caucus but now she could move the goal post, couldn't she? >> well, i would -- i would hope that -- that we don't move the goal post, that this has been, you know, beginning with 14 of us to this point of 118 people that feel that the impeachment inquiry is necessary and the next step forward, i -- i would suggest that that number is going to continue to grow. and at some point our caucus will be over welcomely for moving forward. i think nancy will respond that in.
>> you think that hundred -- if you look at is oh oh more votes to get to the absolute majority in the entire house of represent he was, you think you will see more people quickly getting onboard plenty of the democrats who aren't onboard with inquire are democrats from moderate district they don't want to vote on impeachment. but do you think you go for 118 in support of inquiry and jump quickly higher? >> i think we -- i think we're -- i don't know -- quickly is a relative term. but i think that number is going to continue to increase on a weekly basis. and we're going -- when we go back i think that number will be significant. and it will be that kind of significant number that requires our caucus to really begin to look at that inquiry as the next step, because the inquiry and the impeachment are two processes that have to be done. and look, inquiry has to begin the hearings and have the authority and to be able to call
witnesses, something that has been denied to us by the administration with impugn, i might add and by the justice department, i think we need that power. and the inquiry has to be the next step and we need to take it and i think the number will be there- the vast majority of our caucus to move forward. >> well i appreciate your time congressman as always. sounds like this breck for congress could be significant thank you, sir. next doubling down on his attack on bidden why the 2020 candidate says he is not done calling out the former vice president. plus trump ups the ante with china making new threats in his trade war. and there is a cost. peter navarro will be outfront and a baltimore pastor who stood by the president now says trump is not following through on the promise to help baltimore. the pastor is outfront. it's tough to quit smoking cold turkey.
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say, here's what i did, what i stand for, because whoever is the democratic nominee has to be able to -- >> outfront right now ron klain he helped joe biden prepare for the democratic debates as the former chief of staff for biden and al gore in other words knows him well. also former clinton white house aide keith boykin. mayor de blasio, he was a new yorker, unafraid to take over the stage, become the moderator and throw questions at biden mo actually ended up trying to answer them. what he is saying there, though, and see he is calling out bidden, saying biden will not say what he did and what he stands for. in this case the topic deportations. but what's your reaction when de blasio says joe biden won't say what he said he stands. >>reporter: biden said what he plan stands for. plans on immigration zir to pass comprehensive immigration reform. what mayor de blasio was asking him to do was criticize president obama. we have a president who is a disaster on immigration,
children being separated from families locked up in cages. de blasio spoke of grimes twice during the debate. criticizing barack obama both times and never donald trump. now, i think vice president biden is pretty clear on which of the two presidents has had the rate course on immigration. barack obama tried to fix the immigration laws. donald trump is an immigration whore. and that's a big difference between what glass yee wants to talk been biden wants to talk fwl the way president obama at one point handled deportations got him slammed by people on the far left. they were upset about it. keith let me play the exchange between de blasio and biden. when de blasio comes after biden and demands he answer his question. here is part of the exchange. >> did you say knows deportations were a good idea or did you go to the president and say this is a mistake we shouldn't do it which one. >> i was vice president, i'm not the president. i keep my recommendations to him in private.
unlike you i expect you would go ahead and say whatever was said privately with him. that's not what i do. >> okay. obviously there are times he was willing to talk about what he talked about. but look he fought wak, slammed de blasio. keith what do you make of that though? did joe biden handle this effectively? >> i think it was an okay answer. basically it's okay to criticize president obama or to push for more progressive record than what president obama was able to achieve. it's not a smart political tactic in the middle of a campaign when president obama is the most popular democratic figure. >> 83% popularity when he left office among democrats. >> i think it's higher now. >> that's who is relevant in a democratic primary. >> exactly. if i were bill de blasio i would spend my time attacking donald trump, attacking joe biden. kamala harris, attacking anybody except barack obama. bus that doesn't help you at all
if you you are added zero% in the polls why would you bother attacking the most popular democrat. attack someone else. that doesn't mean you can't criticize anything barack obama did as a president. but spend energy and focus on the right target. >> ron, i imagine you'd agree. >> i do, particularly in immigration. i take your point, erin there were criticisms of the immigration record early on. but president obama went on to create the dreamer program and fight hard for immigration reform. i think you're on a debate stage in a democratic primary. we have the president with the cruellest immigration record in american history as the president right now. there is plenty to say about donald trump's immigration record. and attacking obama's immigration record makes no sense. >> so rush limbaugh was on sean hannity's show last night pipted to play something about democrats on stage this we can. here he is. >> there is not one person, sean on that democrat stage last two nights that can even be on stage
with trump and not be overshadowed simply by his presence before he even opens his mouth. >> what do you say to that, ron? >> you know, bring it on. i mean, i think that there were -- i'm obviously supporter of joe biden. i'd love to see biden against donald trump. but there were many many people on the stanl both nights mo would really take it to donald trump. i mean and as the vice president said in his remarks at the debate, you know, he stands for truth over lies and unity over division. that's the choice we are going to put any democrat will put to donald trump in 2020. and i do -- i am very confident that we have a lot of candidates who can take it to the president. >> so keith when it comes to joe biden because he is the front runner by far, okay, among democratic primary voters at this point, and certainly with when it comes to head head against trump he wins but polls are polls and it's early. he had some moments last night that made people wonder what he would do against trump on a debate stage, moments like
these. >> four more years of donald trump will go down as an aberration. hard to overcome, the damage he has done but we can overcome it. eight more years of donald trump will change america in a fundamental way. if you agree with me go to joe 30330 and help me in this fight. >> well, you know, it's no secret that joe biden is not the sharpest tack in the box here among the candidates out there. but at the same time he is still a far superior candidate to donald trump when it comes to policy. and honestly, i don't know that debates really matter that much in terms of the general election. he gets on the debate stage and may not be able of the one liners and zingers to go back and forth with donald trump. but at this point it doesn't matter because anybody who hasn't made up their opinion
about donald trump is. >> you prepared him he prepared for that what was that? was it a prompter issue? i mean. >> no, look, let's be clear. joe biden went in a one-on-one debate with paul ryan at a time people thought paul ryan was the genius of the republican party and wiped the floor with him. i have absolutely no doubtn a stage with donald trump if donald trump shows up for that encounter maybe he will maybe will maybe he won't. >> but biden says that's eight years by the time this happens. i'm put going on the able we all know. joe biden age shows more than it was with donald trump. people have the fear. what do you say to them ron. you debate with the guy practice with the guy. what do you say to people who have the fear. >> i say look at him debate. i think he did a very good job at this debate in detroit. he is on the stump every day, running around quite active. he is talking about the issues that matter to people. and the democrats so far who have watched him and seen him on the campaign trial, right now he is the leading choice of the party to run against trump.
i think that reflects how the vote ertz react to not just what he says on the debate stage but the choice he proposes, the choice he offers democrats against donald trump. >> you were firps final word keith. >> i don't think biden was a strong candidate. i don't think he won either of the debates we had so far. i think he needs to be stronger. buts in a good thing. the good thing is that we have the candidates who are out there debating. this is not a coronation. this is a competition. he has to earn this -- the nomination if he expects to get it. it's okay the candidates with questioning and criticizing his record because donald trump will do the same he needs the test as do all the other candidates. >> thank you both very much. and next the stock market in focus as trump threatens china amid the trade war. peter navarro is outfront and the president said this not long ago about a baltimore pastor. >> he has been an incredible leader, a man of faith and somebody that we all believe
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. ton trump threatening china upping the ante again. >> i can always increase it very substantially. in other words i could increase it if i wanted to i could increase it to a much higher number. >> this after trump said he will impose a 10% tariff on $$300 billion worth of good from china. impacting things like toys and iphones and set to go into place on september 1st. and that tariff is in addition to the 25% levy already imposed on $250 billion of goods from china. outfront now peter navarro assistant to the the president and director of the office ands trade and manufacturing policy. good to have you with me peter peter as always. the president tariffs the president is talking about yesterday. haven't gone in effect yet now he is threatening more. i can increase it substantially to a higher number. do you think china believes him? >> of course they believe him. everything he said going to do he has done.
on this issue of the tariffs themselves, what we've had so far is 25% tariffs on $250 billion. and the remarkable thing in a way is that chinese have managed to basically devalue their currency by a full 10% burden o. we have seen negligible to zero inflation on the tariffs. if you think about putting 10% tariffs on the additional $300 billion of chinese goods. >> which by the way are consumer products a lot of these. >> correct. >> these are things that people buy. >> let's do a little math, consumer math when we started the tariffs back in march of 2018 since then the chinese currency has fallen by 10%. so even if we were able to pass the -- the chinese could pass on the tariffs all to the consumers we'd still only be back to where we were a little over a year
ago. the idea that how the tariffs are going to create inflation -- we're in not seeing it. the chinese are gaming the system. why did we do this? i think that's the important question. >> is can i ask you a question. >> sure. i understand -- i understand it's part of negotiation but i want to follow up on the point on pricing before you move on. >> sure. >> you're talking about overall inflation. i get it. if you are -- as you had put tariffs talking about 25% some components not others. the impact on price would not be a full 25%. one of the first things hit by tariffs one of the very first when did you this as you said in the spring was washing machines. a study conducted by two researchers at the university of chicago and federal reserve board governor found after the tariffs imposed the ones you did washing machine prices have gone up $86. la-z-boy. >> this was. >> let me give one other in la-z-boy says it's passed on tariffs to consumers. >> this apples and oranges. >> they say 42 california dollars for a $120 oh sofa that's really money for
americans. >> you shifted the argument. we're talking -- you and i are talking about tariffsrom china. we can talk about the distinction between components. >> steel and aluminum tariffs are a totally different issue. we put steel and aluminum tariffs on because we have to have steel and aluminum industries in this country. the president took a bold decision to do that. and those tariffs have been tremendously successful in reducing steel and aluminum. >> i'm saying that washing machine prices have gone up $86. americans. >> in and your point is that is what? that that so we have steel mills blocked -- so hang on hang on erin we have steel mills blossoms in marion hoed toledo ohio. the me sabi iron range is humming. i was in duluth watching the iron ore pellets put on ships going to steel mills.
granite city. im, look, the steel and aluminum tariffs were a necessary action to defend our steel and aluminum industries from predation around the world, dumping, and those tariffs have been enormously successful in phishing investment. it's better to have a conversation here about china because that's what the news is. and i think it's important for your viewers to understand why president trump is showing leadership on this. and why senator chuck schumer came in right behind him and supported exactly what he is doing. >> tell me why with the latest tariffs -- i understand you are making the case you think it's worth it on steel and lump number people pay more. what about toys, shoes be iphones, $42 more on a la-z-boy on those. >> are you talking about china tariffs. i'm telling you flat out, that you will not see significant consumer price hikes from a 10% tariff on the remaining $300 billion. the chinese basically are
handling this by lowering their prices and lowering their currency. and if you look at the first $250 billion where we had 25% tariffs, we have seen zero inflation. so don't get out the violin and start playing about how consumers are some hang on -- zb mold on because i understand i know it's confusing to of course. >> when exactly a year ago. >> impacted la-z-boy they say they put a discharge on specifically bus of that tariff. they say that i'm not estimates that's what they say. they say 3 to 4%. >> show me in the data where there is inflation, erin. >> you're citing overall inflation. i would too ifland i were you but i'm american. >> hold on peter let me finish the point please. >> i think the american question is why should we take the action? can we talk about that? china you know that -- you agree with me on this. >> you think they violate trade policies hurting the united states and it's better for consumers. i'm asking you to make the case
why americans consumers shib should be paying more for things to accomplish that. >> i can't answer more clearly. china devalued the currency by 10% over the last year and if we add 10 percent more -- if you keep talking over me you're not going to be able to hear what i say. if we can take turns. >> devalue the currency it's not zero. we're talking past each other. >> if we raise tariffs on 10% -- by 10% on $300 billion and china already devalued the currency by 10% over the last year, how can you get out your crock dial tears for consumer effects? it's not happening. that's the problem here. nobody except the retail federation can point to anything. and they're making stuff up. it's just -- look here is what's going on here. the reason why the president raised these tariffs is for three reasons. one is that the chinese are not fulfilling commitments to bying
farm products. two, they are killing people -- before this night 100 more americans will die from med in china fentanyl and opioids by the end of the week over 1,000 americans are going to die from made in and opioids and over the year it's 50,000 people. and they're accountants war verns who dodged bullets in afghanistan and they come and die because of a speck of fentanyl dust this china makes. the president is standing up to china. he has the back being of this country on this. you look at polls, harvard harris poll says that 8 out of 10 republicans are behind the tariffs. 53% of americans. and we see on capitol hill the bipartisan support for these policies and consumers. >> all of what you say may be true. listen i think it's important to say you are saying that americans will pay more for some things.
they are. >> well i have not said that. i've told you to date on the first $250 billion. >> growth and trade tensions will have an effect on the u.s. economy. >> who said that? >> jerome powell. >> jerome powell. don't get me started. look when jerome powell. he lowered rates and he ended quantitative easing. and he should have quit there. instead he got on and started talking and the market went which down because he said the wrong thing. if you simply look, erin at the q 2 data you can see the footprints of the fed's foolish policy of rate hikes all over the footprint. here issed what happened. when he raised the rates by 100 basis points oefrp the last year what he did was set up a scenario where he suppresses american investment, pushes up the dollar and suppressing exports. if you did the printout of the q 2 numbers you you saw that we lost two thirds of a point of growth because of the lower exerts because of the higher
dollar. >> companies are saying in the recent manufacturing data where companies report positive tariff surcharge are passed through to all consumers we've heard it from car companies. we've heard it from. >> i don't -- i don't believe a word of that stuff. you're not seeing it in the data. >> they're all lying. >> i'm not saying they're all lying. i'm saying that i don't see it -- i'd rather see it in the data than hear it from multinational corporations that have a strong interest in shooting down our tariffs policy. here is the thing, look. people are watching this show. look, we should agree on this. china should not be stealing our intellectual property, forcing technology. >> absolutely. >> forcing transfer of technology, hacking our commuters. mitting the currency and dumping fentanyl in the communities. if we we can agree on that the only question is what do we do about it. >> i would argue another question which is you are
saying. >> that's why we put the tariffs. >> you say there is a price to stop that you think it can stop it but there is a price and americans will pay part of that price, peter that's what i'm. >> they're not paying the sacrifice. >> that's also a fact. >> it's not a fact. i'm telling you i'm not see going in the data. >> you are looking. but if someone wants to buy a toy made cheaply because it's made in chicago. >> mcis lowering it's currency. >> it may not sound like a lot to you. >> don't play that card. i come from poverty. erin. don't be playing that card. >> well you know. >> i know what it means to watch my mother make $15 a week to struggle to put food on the table. do not play that card on me. i'm telling you the data does not say there is any inflation from the china tariffs on the first 250 billion. i'm telling you that the chinese are strategically gaming the system by lowering their prices and lowering their currency. you were one of the best
financial anchors for years. and i'm telling you that yuen is going to blow past 7 soon and they're going to devalue the currency to try to take advantage of the american public. >> answer this question, peter are you saying the companies when you go to the individual products as i'm doing and i see an increase you're telling me that they are passing along an increase that they're not actually getting. >> are you. >> look i -- >> you show me month a case by case basis. >> i did, the example of the la-z-boy. >> you have an example of a corporation issuing. >> many examples companies are putting the surcharges on. you can see it with polaris industries. >> you i'm telling you -- if the yuan goes down 10% and we have a 10% tariff on it it's a wash. >> and then what you say is the companies increasing prices are doing so when they're not getting an increase they are cheating the american consumer. >> is your argument here is that
consumers are going to pay too much for the president to stand up for china to dump fentanyl into our communities. >> i'm not saying they're paying too much i'm asking you to acknowledge that you are asking them to pay something and tell them why they should. >> if you had a good argument. but inflation rates at 1.5%. well below the federal reserve 2%. they never should have raised interest rates to begin with. the china tariffs are working beautifully in terms of getting china to maybe change their behavior and come to the negotiating table. but we are doing exactly what needs to be done for a country that's basically not fulfilling commitments. and basically stealing our intellectual property and our technology. and so let's see what happens. but show me some data. i don't want anecdotes. i don't want a press release from lazy bay. i want to see what's actually happening. and i'm not see going. >> thank you very much. i appreciate your time. >> sure. >> and next broken promises.
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says are unkept promises to help baltimore. he is doing this after trump attacked baltimore, remember calling it a rat and rodden infested. it wasn't the first time trump talked about baltimore. i actually found this last december. he was joined by bishop dante hikman to sign an executive order to give tax benefits to places called opportunity zones one in baltimore. >> the treasury department has estimated that as a result of these tax incentives private businesses will invest $100 billion in opportunity zones. and that will be incredible. the council will support communities like east baltimore, where pastor dante hikman is helping lead a ground breaking project in the newly designated opportunity zone. he has been an incredible leader, a man of faith, and and somebody that we all believe strongly in. >> outfront now dante hikman,
bishop of southern baptist church. you were there with the president, right he is talking about -- let's be specific. $100 billion in opportunity zones from tax census incentives businesses putting this money in. talking about a newly specifically designated one you were helping to lead in baltimore. did you ever get any of that money? is that promise fulfilled? >> well let's be honest from the outset, erin we have to commend the president for laying forth such a bold agenda for urban centers across america. we have not seen in type of support or highlight for our communities in decades from a presidential administration. to date it's not been a year yet, and not seen investment come into the communities. it takes some time. i believe what the president was calling on is some conscious
capital that we need infused within our urban centers. we need those corporations and businesses and investors to see the opportunities in the distressed communities that the president was pointing to. and not just the easier ones that are around the periphery of the city. >> so when he comes out and calls it a rodent infested, rats -- what does that do? >> well, to me i have grown up in baltimore all my life born around raised, and frankly he is highlighting the real conditions and reality that we face in urban communities that have been neglected for decades. but injury we have to move beyond just the highlighting the conditions and really go forward to the real solutions to the problem. we cannot wait there are issues of poverty that we can't just wait until we get the president
that we like or the party we want. >> what do you want him to do right now? look, you say it's great he announced this you hadn't gotten that amount of attention. at least you say nothing has yet come of it, right? it's been. >> it's a -- >> you want something to come of it but nothing has as of yet. he certainly got to appear with people like you. he got that appearance. he got that photo op put the numbers out there. what does he need to do now to prove to the world that he actually cares and meant it? >> it's a battleship that's hard to turn around. i mean i pastored for 17 years and i understand what it is to bring about change. but i think he needs to not just share the rhetoric of the negative but that he should also engage and influence investors to really take advantage of moving monies into distressed communities. i think that he has those types
of influences. and i have every optimism that he will fulfill that and i'm looking forward to that before the year ends. >> well, i hope that he sees you now, remembers what he said. and that that does happen. and that you see some of that. >> i believe it will. >> we're going to keep pushing. >> shining a light for that happen. >> and erin not -- not just the president, but i think the -- the entire administration, the congress and the senate it's not just a one man responsibility. no one is saying anything about the plight of the poor. and i think everybody needs to come to task on this one. >> thank you very much bishop. i appreciate it. >> thank you. >> and next the president surprising reaction to another missile launch by north korea. missile launch by north korea. and the political buzz most people think a button is just a button. ♪ that a speaker is just a speaker. ♪
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want to disappoint his friend, president trump. retired u.s. army general james spider marks that spent a lot of time serving in korea. putting awe siside for just a m referencing the brutal dictator who murders his own people as a friend, president trump is again shrugging off missile launches saying maybe it's a violation of the u.n. but whatever about them. this is about me and i'm fine with that and short-range missiles, which by the way would put 38,000 u.s. troops in harm's way. your reaction? >> well, i think erin, that the key thing in my mind is that the president relies heavily on personal diplomacy, that can get you into a corner because the apparatus of diplomacy has to be available to help you out. the state department, the pokfo in the department of defense, those folks who routinely engage
in the mechanisms of dialogue trying to get things right. they may or may not be in the loop. that's problem number one. what the president has done, i don't know if it's intentional or not but the result is significant to mention is that the president really is kind of changed the narrative. every time something has gone sideways in north korea, which really is kind of what happens as a matter of routine, the united states has gone to beijing and has conducted tarif pulled at that with peter navarro very, very effective by but the challenge is a guy on the peninsula a lot in my career, missile test whether short range and what somebody might say are defensive in nature still that's technology that leads to the development of icbm capabilities, that's what we have to watch for very, very aggressively. >> what do you make of president's double standard of missile test for iran and north kor korea, fine for kim but not for
iran? >> again, that's -- how does the president feel about that? i certainly am not equipped to do that. i'm not unaccustomed to offering my opinion about folks and their behavior but not equipped, not -- i lack the degrees to do that, but my point is, i think the president probably views teheran as being far more aggressive and far more mature than north korea and that he feels his personal engagement with to what we see in iran. >> interesting, maybe a personal level more mature but on a military level, korea has nukes and iran does not. thank you, general. appreciate your time. >> absolutely. next, what is bugging president trump? jeanne moos is on the case. g aln on strawberries. at their reddest, ripest, they make everything better. like our strawberry poppyseed salad and new strawberry summer caprese salad. order online for delivery. panera. food as it should be
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>> that lasted about two minutes. some considered it karma, he's the one who's infested seems to be the most repeated tweet, a reference to president trump calling baltimore a discussing rat and rodent infested mess. this isn't the first time a flying insect invade thed the president's hair space. >> i don't like flies. >> there was a mosquito. i don't want mosquitos around me. >> bugs at least are non-partisan as one of the democratic debates, pete buttigieg had a smudge on his forehead. >> that's why i'm running for president. >> a smudge he later explained. >> there were nats around, maybe i smuashed one and it got on my forehead. >> pests landed on joe biden and barack obama. president obama famously nailed one. >> now, where were we?
>> leader of iran managed a swing and miss. while we in the press are often considered pests, we, too, attract them. >> reporting live from cape canaveral, florida. >> what was that going across the screen? >> the presidential bug continued its trek across the commander in chief's forehead and reseeded into the hairline, the kind of buzz no politician wants, but even president trump can't accuse anyone of planting this bug. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> thank you for joining us. anderson starts now. good evening. if you feel like you've been drying to drink from a fire hose with the news lately, you're not alone. peter baker is also feeling it quoting from his tweet this afternoon, just a day in the