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morning and wolf of course investigations are ongoing from the fbi and the inspector general but the bureau of prisons has not responded to our request for kbent. >> they got to fix this this is an urgent problem. thanks very much. and to our viewers thanks for watching. erin burnett "outfront" starts right now. >> outfront next, breaking news, california county is just filing a lawsuit to stop trump's controversial new plan targeting tens of thousands of legal immigrants. the man behind the plan ken cuccinelli is my guest. trump defends a conspiracy theory involving the clintons. why he obsessed withis his former riflen. >> at ground came in iowa for liz with beth warren. good evening. outfront the tonight the breaking news the first lawsuit against the trump immigration policy blacking hundreds of thousands of molests in legal
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immigrants. the lawsuit filed two two california counties a number of court challenges to trump's rule a rule blocking people coming to north america who are likely to receive services like medicare or food stamps. one california official saying, quote, that policy is just a new front in the trump administration's aggressive foolish misguided attacks on immigrant families. trump defiant saying the government should have stopped poor immigrants from entering the united states long ago. >> i don't think it's fair to have the american taxpayer pay for people to come into the united states. so what we have done is institute what took place many, many years ago. i think it's long overdue. i'm tired of saelg our taxpayers paying for people to come into the country. >> one key fact here, though in terms of taxpayers, who is paying for what, according to the group new american economy founded by billionaire michael bloomberg immigrants in the year
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2017 earned 1.5 trillion dlarps in the united states and they paid $$405 billion in taxes. so that's a lot. and tonight trump's team though is taking his point of view even further. here is trump's tom immigration official ken cuccinelli joining me in a moment rephrasing the poem on statue of liberty. >> the poor who can stand on their own two feet and will not be a public charge. >> cuccinelli will be outfront in a moment. some important facts. people in the united states illegally do not qualify for benefits you said current law. that's important. if you are not here legally you don't qualify for benefits. number two immigrants in the united states legally who do qualify for benefits don't use very many of them. analysis by the associated press shows only 6.5% of those on medicaid are not citizens and about 8% of those on food stamps are non-citizens. again, legal but non-citizens. so people here illegally no
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benefits. people here legally, a small minority of benefits according to the aclu immigrants pay 18 times more in taxes than they use in welfare. that's a pretty stunning number. and partly why the mouse speaker nancy pelosi calls the administration new plan an affront to the the tradition. calling it an assault on america's proud heritage. pamela brown traveling with the president and outfront live in perkily heights where he returned from a day in pennsylvania. pamela any response from the white house upon the lawsuit out of california? >> well, no official response from the white house, erin but i can tell new talking to white house officials ner not surprised by the lawsuit coming a day after that new immigration rule was announced by ken cuccinelli. officials point to other lawsuits against other changes that this administration tried to make while president trump has been in office.
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so the administration stands ready to fight this. the latest erin, as you pointed out seeks to block the rule. the argument gnat counties are making is that they will have to incur more costs because they make the case that these immigrants will switch from federal benefits to county benefits so it's going to cost the counties more. now, according to dhs, in could affect 382,000 immigrants. but immigration advocates say that it could affect far more. and there's been strong pushback from democrats. you heard from nancy pelosi. saying essentially this is unamerican. a statement from the santa clara county saying it's a foolish attack on immigrant communities. of course santa clara is one of the counties bringing the lawsuit. but in the face of the pushback, the lawsuit, president trump, the administration, is firmly standing by the rule change. you just heard president trump today saying that he is supportive of it and supportive
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of ken can cuccinelli who announced this erin. >> pamela thank you very much. and outfront now the acting director of u.s. citizenship and grimgts services ken cuccinelli. i appreciate you taking the time, director. it's good to have you back. i just want to start with the associated press analysis, that people who are in the united states legally you are talking about and who the rule affects consume a small minority of benefits. most benefits, 85% plus, 9 oh% more go to citizens. 6.5% of those on medicaid are non-stent citizens and 8.8% of food recipients. what do you say to california who says the rule is arbitrary. >> well i can't say it's terribly surprising. i mean this is a 1,000 page rule. i'd be willing to bet and i'm not a betting man they haven't read it front to back. and while not everybody has to read it if you're going to file a lawsuit you need to know what you're filing a lawsuit on. this rulesome well within the
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boundaries of the law. and the legal tradition. nancy pelosi referred to america's proud heritage. self-sufficiency is a central part of america's proud heritage. and we proudly stand behind that tradition. and enforce the 1996 law passed on a wildly bipartisan basis. >> yes. >> and signed by bill clinton. and in 1999 they started in process under the clinton administration. but they never introduced a rule. they said they were going to and never did. and so this is -- woefr been operating on fairly dormant guidance a long time. in -- this rule is well within the law. i'm very confident we'll prevail in the lawsuits. this has been very thoroughly vetted. and it broke records -- shattered records in the department of homeland security for public comments, 266,000. and we went to great lengths to respond to those comments and made significant changes to the rules based on the public input.
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>> okay. so let me give an example. because i know with all of this and obviously you're a lawyer and sometimes it can be become easy to become lost as one reads through this as you point out it's 1,000 pages. i just wanted to give you an example of a situation. so that you could respond and tell me what you think. the hud secretary ben carson a noted neurosurgeon now member of the cabinet. >> right. >> wrote in his book by the time i went in the niejt grade mother made such strides she received nothing except food stamps they couldn't have provided for the house without that subsidy. you know him. he went from sfood stamps to be a neurosurgeon member of the united states cabinet. under your rules an immigrant who whosed child could be a ben carson would not be allowed to come into the united states in the first place. >> well, of course -- of course you're talking about people who were american citizens who are were getting the before of welfare benefits american citizens provided. and people coming to the country
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have always been expected to be able to support themselves. that is overwhelmingly continued to be supported by the american people and that's what this rule does. and that's all it does. is it true that some people who do not -- who are not in a position in the future to support themselves. >> someone like an immigrant you are ac flojing that someone who is an immigrant in that situation would not be able to become ben carson. >> i won't ever judge a case -- because we talk so much about the welfare benefits. but that's only one factor. the career immigration services officers we call them isos making the case by case decisions will consider all the factors congress told us to consider. age, health, financial status, assets, education, skills, family status as well. those are all mandated by congress. >> yes you have always had to have savings. i understand it's part of it i'm gifting an example because i think it's helpful to understand
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in that situation someone who is an immigrant, legal, would not -- would not be here, right if this rule as you have it in force. you say this is about self-sufficiency you say that proudly. you heard me play you this morning when you quoted the emma laz russ. >> i wasn't quoting it. i was answering a question. >> i'm sorry you were gichg your version what you thought the poem should say. >> no, no i was. >> give give me yorp. >> i was answering a question i'm not rewriting poetry. i'm introduce attention policy. >> give me your tired and poor who can stand on their own two feet and not become a public charge i played you saying it. >> right i listened. >> what's your question. >> making sure you are not zputing. the obviously the actual poem is different. >> right i was answering a question. i wasn't write poetry. . don't change the facts. you're twisting this like everybody else in the left has done all day today. >> you're saying -- it's important you're saying it's important to stand your own own two feet. >> yes. >> but the poem doesn't say that, right the poem that and.
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>> i didn't bring up the poem an npr reporter did and now you have. i didn't bring it up i'll answer the substantive intelligence questions ask one. >> however it came up you said give me your tired and poor who can stand on their own two feet not become a public charge. >> right. >> i the poem reads give knee tired poor huddled masses yearning to bereave if he the wretched refuse of the teeming shore process homeless tempest toft tossed to me i lift my lamp beside the golden door. wretched poorp refuse. that's what the poem says america is supposed to stand for. so what do you think america stands for? >> well, of course that poem was referred back to people coming from europe where they had class-based societies. where people were krpd wretched if they weren't in the right class. and it was introduced -- it was written one year -- one year after the first federal public charge rule was written that
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says -- i'll quote it any person unable to take care of himself without becoming a public charge, unquote, would be inadmissible orp in the terms that my agency deals with, they can't do what's called adjusting status qb getting a green card becoming legal permanent residence. same exact time, erin, same exact time. and the year is went on the statue of liberty, 1903 noerp federal law was passed expandsing the elements of public charge by congress. this is a -- this is a central park. >> when my the grandparents came from scotland. >> right. >> they had nothing. i'm here because they are allowed in i'm an anchor on cnn. i wouldn't be here. >> my italian grandfather sponsored his two cousins to come here. this is a tradition many families yours and mine can point to. this is not an exclusionary the end all be all it's one factor.
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>> i don't know about you but i would have been. >> no, that's not -- you're deciding on one point. and our isos are going to take a totality of the circumstances test which has long been the test and it will abfactor. a heavily negative factor but they can have positive factor nas offset that as well, just as has happened throughout american hirpts. >> okay. >> and i should note also this doesn't apply to any of the humanitarian. >> not sigh lum. >> not siep lum domestic violence trafficking victims, none of them are covered by the public charge rule. >> okay. so i want to play for you the video you've heard it and seen tp but i think you can shed light on the situation the 11-year-old girl magdalena. her father was rounded up last woke. here is the sound byte everyone in the country has seen. here she is. >> i need my dad a me.
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my dad didn't do nothing. he is not a criminal. >> magdalena, her mother got ahold of her father today about a week after that happened. can you explain, director what the crime was that her father committed? was is being in the united states. >> well, of course. >> illegally. >> entering -- well of course i don't know who that is. so -- and they arrested 680 people. no is the short answer. but coming into the country illegally is a crime. they also dsh so a bunch of the people -- and i don't know the numbers that i.c.e. arrested already had removal orders, had already been through the very long process of getting a removal order. and they were disobeying them. the folks here illegally but will not -- did not have removal orders were put in the removal process. as i'm sure you know, erin about 300 of them were recommendsed that day on things on bond and so forth for humanitarian basis.
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parents who were the only parent in the nar. father specifically. >> no. >> let me ask you one. >> and erin, look i'm a former attorney general there is no american citizen who gets arrested in this country with the kind of consideration we talk about and that i.c.e. provided in that operation statewide in mississippi last week. >> one important thing bus she is 11, the oldest of four children and all four of them born in the united states. parents from guatemala. if you're going ahead with the policy not even the policy you are talking about now but the policy you're saying you're here, not supposed to be here we're sending you home you have four kids that aren't going to go because they are american. so the would you change the constitution so that children born to people in the united states illegally undocumented immigrants are not u.s. citizens? >> so, every family is going to decide when they have somebody who can't stay in this country
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where they're going to -- whether they're going to separate their own family or whether they're going to stay together. that's a decision family by family. but i hold the adults accountable in that situation. and they're the ones who are making those decisions. >> the but the american taxpayer if they want the kids to stay is somehow going to be responsible for the four children whereas the parents had jobs and paying for them before. if you put them in that position taxpayers could be paying more. >> well, erin, we can go round and round about various snores and of course people do. but the reality is there are base laws in place that congress put in place we don't make these things up. and that frankly the for instance the one we talked about earlier in the public charge rule were passed on a thoroughly bipartisan basis back in the keays when immigration was not a partisan issue. and unfortunately it has become so. and there are human elements to this. and nobody denies that. but the reality is people
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charged with enforcing the law don't dw get to make the decisions. congress gets to make those decisions. and they're capable of making those decisions. frankly we've asked them to make all sorts of changes to the system. and they haven't made any whether they agree with us or not. and some of what the trump administration has requested to be fixed are the same things president obama was seeking to fix. things with trafficking loopholes and asylum loopless. >> one quick file number question. the $405 billion if you lost that mona immigrants paid in 2016 if you lott that's a lot of money. >> that's the department of defense budget. >> you're talking to somebody who think $$405 billion is a lot of money. america mass a very resilient economy and really the question you ask is very binary. everybody here or everybody not. and you and i both know that's not happening in the near term. we're going to do the best we can to enforce the laws on the
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books over time. and hopefully we'll make progress on this. at the same time we'll hopefully get control of our own southern border. we're moving in that direction effectively thanks to the president's dealings with mexico and central america in ways none of his predecessors of either party would do and we have to keep working in that direction >> i appreciate your time as walls. >> good to be with you. >> president trump excuse or pushing a conspiracy theory on twitter. >> and that was a retweet that wasn't from me. that was from him. but he is a man who has half a million followers. >> so he could blast it to his tens of millions. plus violent clashes break out at hong kong airport. trump says mcis moving troops to the border. should the united states be concerned of a crackdown? plus president trump claims he is losing billions by being president. does that come close to adding up? >> this thing is skofting me a fortune being president.
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i think that was fine. >> outfront now, former executive director of the black caucus. and angela, president trump doubling down on the conspiracy theory which he is retweeting from a actor and commentator becausing it because the person has a lot of followers on twitter. that's the standard. >> yes and it probably is lower. i think the standard for having a lot of followers is a new thing. he has been retweeting non-sense. retweeting lies, retweeting deceptive things to his followers since before he won the election. so it's definitely not anything that we should be shocked by. i wish that at some point there was a standard shift for him that says he is required as the leader of the free world to share factual information to followers, to american citizens, to the world. but that's beyond the pale because real tooth truth doesn't
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come from his mouth either. why would we expect him to share real information online. >> he is retweets the the clintoning involved in a plot to kill jeffrey epstein. he takes it from in guy and then amplifies it to 63 million followers. >> yeah, i don't like it. i'm not a conspiracy theory fan. i don't like it when the president does it. i don't like it when the left does it. i woke up this weekend shocked by his death and of course it all seems fishy. i mean any average viewer of the news would have to say what's going on here? fl until you know the facts and what happened it's irresponsible and irresponsible because this is a guy who had victims. there are victims in this criminal act here. and these victims deserve justice. they deserve an investigation into how he died. and they deserve all this to be done without it being turned into a freaking circus. i don't want it turned into a circus because i want the victims to get what they
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deserve, a full accounting and justice hearing. there is a lot of conspiracy theorists out there people on the left are already blaming on saturday on another network the attorney general of the united states. and then you've got people blaming the clintons. maybe we could knock it or the sake of the victims until we get to the bottom and a half. >> we can all grow on that especially as the facts do come out and we learn what did happen and it's deeply unfortunate. i hope we get answers of all the information that jeffrey epstein had. however what i want to get at it's not just out of the blue he retweets in he likes conspiracy theories. but in is about the clintons. that's what i likes the most. he has gone on about the clintons and here are just like -- so everyone understands some examples since he started in 2015 all the way to today. >> hillary clinton is a total disaster. she is married to a man who was the worst abuser of women in the history of politics. the corruption of the clintons
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knows no limits. hillary clinton layed many times to the fbi. nothing happened to her. oh, boy, they're going to be reporting about you tonight. crooked hillary. she is a crooked one. epstein had an island. that was not a good place, as i understand it. and i was never there. so yes, there is, did bill clinton go to the island? that's the question. if you find that out you're going to know a lot. >> and he bring it back to ep teen, scott. what is the obsession with the clintons? why would he tweet something so absurd today? >> well, a couple of things. number one some of the things he said about the clintons were not conspiracy theories bill clinton did take advantage of women that's well-known. hillary clinton did do things with the fbi that got her in trouble in 2016 these are in the conspiracy theories in the
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enstene case this is a conspiracy theory as i said earliyer. >> i'm not trying to relitigate each of those what i'm trying to say is he is obsessed why? >> look, republicans for years have been on the trail of the clintons. i wrote about this in the los angeles times a few months ago. one of the enduring reasons that trump is always going to be in favor with the republicans is because his willingness to go after the clintons. republicans think the clintons have gone gotten away with all kinds of things appear. and donald trump is like a dog with a bone won't let it go. if you are a republican and feel like the media protected clintons. the donald trump tries to smash that, that's exactly what he is playing to. this has ben a phenomenon in the republican party for years. >> you know it's fascinating about this, to me, to hear him about the corruption of the clintons, and bill clinton being an abuser of women and all. it's just like, hi, pot, i'm
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kettle. at some point you have to be responsible. you would like for a lead to be responsible for actions. but what's fascinating to me as well in therapy -- because i got to therapy you learn about mirrorsing. and you also know as kids you learn that when you point a finger there are three pointing back at you. i think the obsession is that he sees himself reflected in all of the corruption, the deception, and the abusing of women that he accuses them of. all of that there are sbontive allegations against him in each of the spaces and all of that -- i don't want to say all of it but much of it we can't uncover because they won't comply with subpoenas from congress. >> thank you woegt. and next hong kong bracing for violence. china beginning to amass troops at the border. how bad could this get? and trump claims he loses as much as $5 billion by being president. but is he even worth a fraction of that?
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airport after video lake this played out on live television. president trump tweeted, our intelligence has informed us that the chinese government is moving troops to the border with hong kong. everyone should be calm and safe. hong kong's leader in the meantime warning the city is in the verge of being smashed to pieces. ivan watts outfront from hong kong. >> overnight confrontations in hong kong turning violent as thousands of pro democracy protesters flooded the country's busy international airport paralyze going for a second day. as the growing tension played out on live television, police moved in carrying shields and wearing body armor pushing the crowd become. at times it was hard to tell who sided with whom. we were there as this group of protesters turned on a man they suspected of being a chinese agent. some tried to protect him as others kicked him. medics eventually succeeded in taking the injured man away.
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he has since been identified as a reporter for the chinese state news outlet global times. other protesters blocked passengers from reaching planes. >> i don't have here. as of today. >> we understand. >> forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights and stranding thousands of passengers. >> we can't avoid this. it's somehow unavoidable because we fight for final goal. that is our freedom. >> hong kong's leader, effectively appointed by the chinese government admits she is losing control. >> translator: hong kong society is not safe or stable. the rioters have pushed hong kong to the brink of no return. >> reporter: the protests began peacefully two months ago as millions of pro democracy demonstrators took to the streets to omnibus a proposed extradition law with mainland china. but some hard liners who don't
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want this former british colony to be controlled by communist china have grown increasingly violent clashing week after week with police. at times leading to showdowns with tear gas and night sticks. the protesters were spoiling for a fight. and now they've got one. >> tonight the central government in mainland, china is sending increasely ominous warnings, showing off security forces close to hong kong. what's not clear is if china will use that force to quash the dissent orp if protesters who seem motivated for a fight for their freedom will back down. president trump tweeted about intelligence reports that china is moving troops to the border. and he appealed for calm. but in is the worst political crisis this city has seen in decades. erin, it's 7:30 in the morning here now. and it's very surreal.
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because just yards from where i'm standing eight hours ago i saw a man nearly get lynched, that chinese reporter when the mob was kicking him when he was on the ground and hitting him. fortunately he has skaebd. he was one of two people injured. two police officers injured as well. the airport seems to be kind of working again. but this has just raised a big cloud of uncertainty over a city that was known -- had a reputation for being a model of stability and safety and efficiency. >> the images are incredible. ivan thank you very much. and outfront now the former u.s. ambassador to mcunder president obama gary loch. i appreciate your time, ambassador. you heard ivan reporting. and obviously the chinese government is putting this video out of the tanks and the mass of tanks and troops along the border. how concerning is this? >> well this is very, very disturbing news. the demonstrators need to somehow i think try to seek some
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calm. obviously they have very legitimate grievances with the government of hong kong with the proposed extradition treaty with the mainland. that has really caused all of this. but the grievances actually go deeper than that. and certainly the hong kong government needs to find a way to step back, not just postpone or table this proposed extradition treaty but perhaps look at stepping down. those members of the hong kong legislature need to intervene and try to bring a face saving way for both sides. because the last thing hong kong wants, taiwan wants, the mainland wants is to have intervention by the mainland forces crossing over the border. >> i mean, here is the thing, obviously. you see where things will go from here. but, i mean, china is trag to put out they mean business, not afraid to put in troops and tanks. they are some saying if the troops go in there could be bloodshed. i mean, how bloody could it be
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if this gets to that point and china goes into hong kong? >> if china were to go into hong kong, you would certainly see the demonstrators and the pro democracy people almost becoming martyrs. and you will have bloodshed. you will have lives that will be lost because any will see this as a -- a invasion and they are going to fight to the death. at the same time, we do not need another image or repeat of tiananmen square that would hurt the future autonomy of hong kong. there is so much at stake. so the demonstrators i think with legitimate grievances need to step back and think what is best for the long-term interests of their democracy movement. the leader of hong kong has lost absolute control. she needs to rethink her role in this. and perhaps cooler minds among the hong kong legislature should
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be trying to seek a resolution of this. and perhaps a change of government. but for instance, the people of taiwan are watching in carefully because the mainland would eventually like to reunify with taiwan. they feel it's a province of china. some people in taiwan want independence. and they're going to be watching what the mainland does. because if the mainland interferes, crosses over, tries to suppress the demonstrators, and there is bloodshed, they will never believe the promises of beijing when beijing says we'll be one country, tree systems. one country, china, with mainland system, political system, a hong kong with its separate system and taiwan with its separate system if the mainland invades or suppresses and crosses the border and puts down the admonition, takes over hong kong, the people of taiwan will say we can never trust beijing. we need our independence. we can never believe in reunification. >> and ambassador, this is
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happening in the midst of a war. a trade war between the u.s. and china. and on this you also were former commerce secretary. today president trump blaengd backed on tariffs that would have struck americans on things like phones from china. does this embolden china to think it can win? >> no, not at all. this is i think trying to -- the president trying to understand or trying to demonstrate some sensitivity. does not want the cost of goods going up during the christmas holidays, because those iphones, microsoft x boxes would go up in prices. certain clothing and shoes would go up in prices. he is smartly saying that those things that are going to come in for the holiday season will not be subject to the tariff. they'll be tariffed after the holiday season. the 10% tariff will take effect
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after the purchasing season. although some tariffs go into effect on september 1. sporting goods, collecting shoes but not all. >> ambassador, and secretary loch i very much appreciate your time. of course in calling off the tariffs because of price increases the president admitting what peter nafr a o said would not happen prices go up for americans. and president trump insists he is losing a fortune by being president. >> it's probably costing me from $3 to $5 billion. >> the person who did the forbes lift is outfront. and elizabeth warren showing in iowa. whose expense is it coming at? this is the couple who wanted to get away
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. >> tonight, president trump says being president is costing him billions. here is what he told people at a petrochemical plant today. >> this thing is costing me a fortune, being president. >> it's probably going to cost me, including upside down side downside lawyers. they sue me as for something. they cost me between $3 billion and $5 billion. if you're wealth it doesn't matter. i just want to do a great job. >> outfront now jonathan green rk. former journalist at forbes. he helped build the forbes who 0
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richest list. the president says it's costing me from three to $5 billion does that claim add up? >> no, it doesn't add up. donald trump has never been worth $3 to $5 billion. the bottom line is he doesn't have that much to begin with. then the second part is i'm losing money, right? i'm losing money because i'm president. does that add up. >> no, he is losing money and he is making money. he is losing money partly because people -- he is a very bad businessman. he brought the doral hotel for example and golf club big are than the next 10 clubs potting put together. it loses because he is a terrible manager and people don't want to stay at his golf clubs. he is losing money on luxury apartment buildings because the money laundererer was russian and drug money cartel don't want to invest with him because he is high profile he makes money in mar-a-lago where doubled the
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entrance fees. >> and his name is removed from builds. people don't want to say at the clubs because he is controversial. there is a negative but the positive you're saying overall outweighs it. >>out weighs. >> and the legal fees he speaks about. legal fees might be $5 million for a case for the -- for some of the cases he is talking about. he is talking about $5 billion. that's $1,000 time thames that much process. and most legal fees are related criminal activities he hack engaged in such as trump university and things -- his foundation where he took money from them. so those are most of his legal fees >> so the chairman of the house judiciary committee jerry nadler told me he started formal kbechment proceedings. he is investigating trump's money and he is saying separate from russia looking at claims about money. what are the chances he finds something damning after all this time and investigation? someone like you who has been
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covering trump for years? what are the chances. >> the chances are very high. that's why trump built a brick wall around his taxes around who he os money to and his debt. his net worth i doubt it's even a billion dollars. nobody knows how much he owes to whom or the deals he struck in order to get the money. we know he was a failure as a businessman, went bankrupt in 1990 and 91 took a company public that went bankrupt. stiffed the junk bond holders. no one is going to lend him money in 2004, 2006, 2008, unless they have money coming in that they want to launder. and that's what you see in panama city. that's what you see at the trump soho international hotel on spring street. the biggest properties done in the past 20 years since the last bankruptcies they are going to unravel some interesting things. and that's why he is fighting the subpoenas tooth and nail. >> thank you very much jonathan i appreciate your time.
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new tonight president trump on the attack against elizabeth warren as she rises in the polls behind joe biden. >> she is staging a comeback on sleepy joe. i don't know who is going to win, but we'll have to hit po
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pocahontas hard again if she does win. >> trump mocking warren over her claim of native american heritage. mrs. warren is banking on her ground game to win her caucus state of iowa. jeff seozeleny is out front. >> hello iowa state fair. >> reporter: elizabeth warren is making a big summer splash in iowa but beyond the team and crowds, her campaign is building something more impressive to many democrats here, a muscular ground organization with a person to person network growing by the day in backyards like this. >> it's great to be here at someone's home. i want to say a very special thank you to drew and carol. where are you? there you are. >> reporter: drew and cara have been following the 2020 campaign closely but not this closely until one of warren's young organizers reached out asking them to host her. >> great to have her. the neighbors, everybody was excited she was here. >> reporter: do you plan to volunteer for her at all? >> yeah, i think we would
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entertain the idea. i definitely support her enough to do that. >> reporter: across town kerry is a dedicated volunteer in warren's army. she hosts organizing vents here in her living room where she paint adam pain logo. >> once i found warren's campaign, i thought here is a place i can feel like i'm making a difference. >> reporter: how many hours a week do you think you spend trying to elect elizabeth warren? >> me? >> reporter: yeah. >> probably more than most people. probably 12 to 14 hours a week. >> reporter: they starting building an iowa operation before many rivals with eight field offices open and more to come. the campaign held organizerinin events. volunteers made calls and plans for future events. emily parcel is a senior advisor for warren. 12 years ago she was political director for barack obama. >> we built the best grass
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roots. people power from the bottom up. >> reporter: whose winning iowa campaign is the aspiration for this field of democratic candidates. >> in my experience during the iowa caucus, you need to be here for a year. it will take time. the interesting thing about this campaign and it's not unlike the ocho wombama campaign. there is a focus on building community supporters. >> reporter: one thing that's changed from 2007 when barack obama had his rise here, the change in social media. facebook in its infancy, in twitter not way to link people. that's the open question as these campaigns are organizing but elizabeth warren has been here first but pete buttigieg, camilkamala harris adjusting. >> let's go to patrick healey. here we are in august. you have obviously until first -- >> early february.
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>> yeah. >> how important -- can anyone else make up this? >> it's really important. she has scooped up a lot of talent. she's opening as jeff was saying, she's opened eight offices where joe biden for instance really, his people were just moving into their campaign headquarters last month in des moines. iowans know that. the democratic universe for caucuses is relatively small and these influencers, people who can bring voters out to the polls, they start working, you know, sometimes a year ahead of time. she was lining them up. >> the most recent poll she's up 12 points to second place at 19% behind biden who is the national front runner and bernie sanders 16-9. is this now comes from him goes to her. >> warren is hurting sanders in iowa. no question. she pulled some of his good talent from 2016. you know, sanders was there very early, as well, but what a lot of voters were telling us over the iowa state fair weekend is
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that they love bernie's ideas. they love his commitment. some of them caucused for him in 2016 but they want something new and warren is where a lot of that energy is going to. >> they like the packaging. >> yeah. >> same ideas, new package. >> it's new. >> thank you very much. "outfront" next, jeanne moos on trump's true love. beep goes off ] now that you have new dr. scholl's massaging gel advanced insoles with softer, bouncier gel waves,
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tonight trump taps into his inner child. here is jeanne. >> he wishes he was doing something else sometimes. >> i love trucks of all types. even when i was little boy at 4 years old, my mother would say you love trucks. i do. >> and that little boy voice inspired by the equipment at a pennsylvania petro chemical plant, the president drove home the point. >> sometimes you know, you might become president but nothing changes. i still love trucks. >> we've seen his love for trucks from a fire truck to a missile defense vehicle to a big rig in front of the white house. the president does what he loves to do, blow his own horn and the moment went viral. find you someone that loves you as much as trump loves sitting
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in that truck. he was photo shopped into the kind of trucks he probably had when he was 4 and impersonator portrayed him escaping from a press conference. he goes on a joyride. drives into the water and then wakes up. >> mr. president. >> back at the presidential podium. the only time i've ever seen the real trump actually drive was when melania posted her husband at the wheel of her car with son baron riding shotgun but at the petro chemical plant, there were bigger temptations. >> when i look at the largest crane in the world, that's very cool. do you think i'll get to operate it? i don't know. we'll put the media on it and i'll give them a little ride, right? >> at least the media got no ride on the crane that disappeared into the clouds. the president could only gaze at
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it and pretend to use a joy stick to joyfully stick it to the press. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> thanks for joining us. anderson starts now. good evening. thanks for joining us. is it just me or does the current president of the united states have a lot of time on his hands? like more time than any president i've ever heard of. we know he watches a lot of cable news early in the morning, seemingly all night and on the weekends between rounds of golf which is hard because he plays a lot of golf. i know the enablers of the white house called the giant blank spots on his schedule executive time but can you imagine any real executive at any reputable company sitting around watching so much cable news and tweeting so much made up stuff and retweeting other people's dribble? this is not a new question of course, it's been asked before but i bring it up tonight because the president once again have been playing one of his favorite games suggesting a