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thought was going to get done doesn't look like it's going to get done or at least anytime soon. they worry, and today they sell off and all because grown men and women are acting like babies. [laughter] ah. trish' taliban, to you. trish: really? to you? in d.c.? neil, thank you. white house press secretary sean spicer defending president trump's decision to fire sally yates, emphasizing that ms. yates was fired because she refused to comply with president trump's executive order on immigration. essentially, putting millions of american lives at risk. i am trish regan. welcome, everyone, to "the intelligence report." wow, things got heated -- as they do these days -- at the white house briefing. sean spicer calling out certain members of the media for reporting false information. he also doubled down, of course, on trump's decision to fire ms. yates. i want you to see this, because it's really quitcontentious. watchim here with one new york times reporter and an nbc reporter. >> your network was one of the
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people that just hours ago told people that general kelly was unaware of what's going on, and then moments later he gets on air saying here's how many time i was briefed. with all due respect, i think you have been part of the confusion. the secretary of homeland security just stood up and said you're calling him a liar? >> [inaudible] >> jonathan, i'm talking to -- >> i'm saying -- >> you said that the reporter from "the new york times" said that he was unaware of the ban. it is odd to me that we're having a discussion about somebody whose job it is to execute lawful orders who chose not to do it -- hold on -- who chose not to do it, and then we're questioning whether or not we were right to remove her. trish: we should mention as well that there are a number of reports you see he singled out "the new york times," and he singled out nbc, but there were these reports out there saying that, you know, homeland security had no idea about this, general kelly, secretary kelly did not know, he got up, gave a press conference this afternoon and said, yeah, actually i did know.
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and one thing that my colleague, neil, was noting earlier, very interesting to see that a couple of networks out there -- one of which was the network that sean spicer just singled out -- basically bailed on the coverage. they went in, they dipped in, you heard a little bit from kelly, and then all of a sudden perhaps when it did not fit the narrative, they had already been advancing, they got right out of that coverage. they didn't show you the whole thing. we did. joining me right now, fox news contributor her or said schlapp and richard goodstein. good to see you guys. these press conferences are turning into some real sport, i would say, mercedes. but here sean is trying to push back on a narrative that, you know, as he pointed out, was just wrong. i mean, why are they floating things that are just wrong? >> it's becoming a boxing matchs briefing room. [laughter] but i think what's happening is that you're finding that many of
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these mainstream media outlets are trying to move very quickly, pushing forward information. obviously, now we have the whole new world of twitter x so with it comes a lot of this false reporting. sean is willing to point it out when he sees that it's not being reported accurately. i think in the case of general kelly, that's a prime example. general kelly had this press conference, he said that he was notified of what was going to be happening with this executive order regarding the temporary suspension of having refugees come into the country. and i think that what donald trump's staff is trying to do is show, look, this is not a chaotic system, we're trying to move forward and present in a unified fashion. of course, did it trickle down to the airports and the border -- trish: well, no, that was the tricky thing on it, right? >> yeah, exactly. trish: it was somewhat hard to roll all that that out because they did do it very quickly, and i think the complaint is maybe you could have told more people. on the flip side, they said they
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wanted to move without telling a whole ton of people because they didn't want to give an opportunity for some of these folks to get into the country in the first place. richard, you and i have not talked since all this news unfolded, but i have a feeling i know where you're coming from, and i want to give you a chance to state your case here, sir. your thoughts on the ban and your thoughts on the firing of ms. yates, attorney general yates, acting as interim ag. >> the irony about the sally yates firing is the question that senator sessions posed to her where he was leading to a certain answer when she had her confirmation hearing. the question was if you're being asked to do something that you know to be wrong, is it your job to stand up to the president of the united states on behalf of the american people? that's exactly what she did. and four federal judges so far have said -- trish: why do you say it's wrong, richard? because, you know, it seems -- >> forget what i'm saying. trish: he's just taking a hoe
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men tear pause here -- momentary pause here in the interest of national security. >> right. trish: it's not a muslim ban. he's citing seven countries that, by the way, were cited by the previous administration. >> in an utterly different context. sorry, trish. the obama administration said anybody looking to come boo europe who had been to those countries, they were a little bit suspicious, why were they going back and forth? don't take my word for it, four federal judges have said that it was wrong. and, look, let's talk about stopping terrorists. who's the worst terrorist ever? timothy mcveigh. the people who did orlando and san bernardino -- trish: this is a whole different can of worms. we're talking about islamic extremism -- >> exactly. trish: one thing at a time -- >> the people who did san bern dean though and orlando would not have been captured by this whole -- trish: you know, i wonder about that, because if we actually -- and, by the way, i think there's a good shot, mercedes, that if
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other countries do not start vetting their people better, this is one big warning shot to them. saudi arabia, pakistan, malaysia. you guys have got to start desperating your people, or you're going -- vetting your people -- >> i just want to explain why it's the seven countries. it's the seven countries because that is what congress a passed, and that's what president obama pushed for and signed into legislation. so when you're looking at an executive order, president donald trump is following statutory law. so it is because it could only be those seven countries. if they wanted to administer countries, they would have to go back to congress, and congress would have to make the decision of expanding it. i think it's important to make that very clear. to say in the case, for example, former acting ag yates coming out and basically saying that the executive order was not lawful, that, obviously, did not play because as we know, it went through the department of legal compliance within the department of justice, it was vetted, and it did pass constitutional muster. [inaudible conversations] trish: anarchy if your own a ag
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isn't -- >> then you need to resign. if you don't want to execute the executive order as per what is your duty -- trish: resign. i agree with you. >> you resign. trish: okay. thanks, mercedes and richard. i'm going to be talking to you in a little bit. the liberal media, meanwhile, at it again. moments after president trump fired sally yates, they begin comparing this to nixon's saturday night massacre. you've got to watch it. >> monday night massacre. president trump fires the acting attorney general for refusing to enforce his travel ban. >> well, here we are. the monday night massacre. that's where america is tonight. trish: you catch that? already, they are dubbing it the monday night massacre. here's the thing, what donald trump did is actually nothing at all like what nixon did back in 1973. nixon fired someone that he had hired who was investigating nixon's role in the watergate scandal. and rather than cooperate with
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cox, nixon fired him because he didn't want the investigation to happen at all. this is a completely, utterly different scenario. we're talking apples to oranges here. let's look at the case of yates. she's an obama appointee, and president trump fired her because she refused to enforce an executive order that he put in place. in other words, she's refusing to uphold the law. joining me right now, the host of media buzz on the fox news channel, howie kurtz. howie, we have so much to talk about. you know, first, i want to let the viewer know in case they don't, you were actually a former justice department reporter -- >> true. trish: so you've got some cred here. what do you make of all these comparisons to nixon right now that the left is evoking? >> well, i predicted this. i happened to be on tucker carlson's show just minutes after the news broke about the firing of the acting attorney general, and i said on the air, okay, people who don't like this president are going to compare it to the saturday night massacre. pick up my new york times this
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morning, theres it is, fifth paragraph. [laughter] so there's two basic reasons, and you touched on one of them, why they have nothing to do with each other. one is arch bald cox was investigating a criminal conspiracy involving, it turned out, president nixon and his people and two top justice officials. and the other is nixon had appointed that ag, elliott richardson. sally yates is an obama holdover. she was leaving anyway, so it was a bit of a grandstand move. she's entitled to say i can't do this as a matter of conscience, i'm resigning, but instead she tried to make herself a hero, and really president trump had no choice but to fire her. trish: you know, howie, it seems like there is a level of hysteria. i think it's climaxing now. as you watched the feeds come in over the weekend and you saw the protesterses and the headlines online and the commentary in the media, and i'm saying to myself, it's seven countries, it's a
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temporary ban, barack obama did the same thing banning iraqis from coming here for six months. i mean, have they just sort of gotten themselves completely into a spin about nothing here >> well, i think the controversy has been fueled by what i would call the rocky rollout of this, the fact that there was chaos at certain airports, that it wasn't clear whether green card holders were affected, this is inside the beltway reporting about which officials knew when. all of that is fair for the press to look into. but what i keep coming back to for people who don't like this order, are wary of this president -- and i understand, it's a controveral order -- is this is exactly what donald trump or said he was going to do repeatedly during the campaign. trish: yeah, but i would only argue it's not as controversial, though, as they want you to think. in other words, seven same countries identified by president obama. it's, it's a temporary ban.
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why shouldn't we want to do everything we possibly can to make sure that we are vetting people especially when obama's own administration -- and we're talking cia, fbi and homeland security, all, and we have this on tape, i've played it many times -- all say these people can't be vetted? i mean, it really doesn't seem like it's a huge thing to ask of the country to say, okay, we're going to put a little ban on this for 90 days while we make sure that we can vet people. >> i think the temporary nature of it, 90 days and 120 days in regard to the seven countries, has almost gotten lost in all the noise and static about the reactions and the proprotests and the people who don't -- protests and the people who don't like the order. so it seems to me that, you know, there is an underlying tone here that, oh, this president has gone too far. there's a debate here between security and between, you know, being a humanitarian country that accepts refugees and part of that lost. trish: i will tell you when we look at polls, and there's a
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quinnipiac one looking at this morning, but overwhelmingly the majority of the country was saying in that poll, look, do not bring -- we don't want to bring syrian refugees here right now without a better vetting system. so when you see how the rest of america feels, i realize that people at lax and at jfk in new york are very noisy and there are all these protests going on, but really when you look at how people in america feel right now, their priority is to be safe. and while we want to be as magnanimous as we can as a country, we need to make sure we're also looking out for number one in all this. anyway, howie, always good to have your perspective, sir. >> thanks, trish. trish: watch media buzz on the fox news channel at 11 a.m. every single sunday. president trump meeting with the heads of big pharma companies today where he vowed that he wants to cut unnecessary regulations. but in return they've got to do something for him and something more us. they've got to -- for us.
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they've got to bring the cost of drugs down. all this as the president gets ready to sign an educationtive order on cybersecurity today. it's like one thing afteranother. i want to go to blake burman right now. >> reporter: just your average tuesday, i guess you could say. yeah, earlier today the president met with leaders of the pharmaceutical industry. we've seen these ceos roll in one day after the next, today it was pharma's turn, and before that meeting took place, the president said he wants to bring down the costs of medicare and medicaid. he wants to be able to, be able for these companies to make new cures and be able to do so by helping them out with trade deficits. and he also said that he wants to be able to bring down the cost of prescription drugs through competition. >> we have to lower the drug prices. competition, the key to lower drug prices. we have competition, but a lot of times the competition dissipates. i'll oppose anything that makes it harder for smaller, younger companies to take the risk of
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bringing a product to a vibrantly competitive market. >> reporter: trish, as you know, drug prices have skyrocketed for years. just a little while ago i asked the white house press secretary, sean spicer, why this administration and this president feels that they will be able to tackle that problem. here was spicer a little while ago. >> he's a successful businessman and a top notch negotiator. several people tried to get the cost of planes down, the cost of the f-35 and the cost of the air force one, and through a couple conversations, he did i. -- he did it. >> reporter: that is the pitch we're hearing fairly consistently. they say mr. trump, the president is a solid businessman, and whichever issue it deals with, that is his backbone, and that is what he will rely on. by the way, you mentioned the executive order, we believe it could happen this afternoon, that's what we're led to believe and, yes, it does involve cybersecurity and how to go forward there. trish? trish: thank you so much, blake burman. the president announce his pick
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for the supreme court later today, and already democrats are vowing they're going to block whoever it is that he chooses. democrats even saying they're going to filibuster his pick. come on. i mean be, even if -- [laughter] even if he went out and picked former president obama, i think still democrats would fight him on this. all they want is a fight. it's not the right way to be thinking about the country right now. anyway, we're going to talk about who is on the short list for the court. that's next. no matter how the markets change... at t. rowe price... our disciplined approach remains. global markets may be uncertain... but you can feel confident in our investment experience around the world. call us or your advisor... t. rowe price. invest with confidence. (snap) achoo! (snap) achoo! achoo! (snap) (snap) achoo! achoo! feel a cold coming on? zicam cold remedy nasal swabs shorten colds with a snap,
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hi grandma! and the fastest internet. [ girl screaming ] [ laughter ] trish: democrats are vowing to fight president trump at every turn. first it was his cabinet, then his executive orders, now they're trying to block the president's pick to the supreme court. he is expected to announce his choice later tonight, and democrats are already threatening to filibuster the nominee.
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they don't even care who it is. joining me right now is cato institute senior fellow ilya shapiro. good to see you, ilya. what's your thought on this? isn't this just -- isn't this basically why people are so frustrated with washington in the first place? i mean, the fact that nobody be actually wants to get anything done, they just want to stand in the way, they just want to be the opposition. >> well, i doubt chuck schumer wants to take my advice, but it seems kind of odd that the democrats would spend all of this political capital on a seat that, after all, doesn't change the direction of the supreme court. and if it is, indeed judge gorsuch or hardman, that was -- trish: is it payback? is that all this is? >> i think it is. i think -- trish: [inaudible] >> that's right. i think it's fundraising, i think it's the activists, it's
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playing to the base, but it, you know, it might come back to bite them because a lot of democrats are up for re-election in states that trump won in 2018. so it's not even clear whether chuck schumer can muster 40 votes to sustain a filibuster. trish: this, to me, is very interesting, ilya. i think that donald trump has in so many ways, and he won this election because of it, confused the traditional party system, right? so longtime democrats found themselves crossing over to him because they felt he was going to do a better job in terms of protecting them and protecting their jobs. so if he really is successful on that front -- and i think this ultimately is why the left is so frightened right now, the status quo is to frightened, because if he's successful and he can convince, you know, a lot of americans that he is what is best for the economy, he is best for security, then they lose. i mean, they flat out lose even in a bigger way than they lost last time.
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>> i think that's what's going to determine whether he gets reelected, the economy and national security. exactly. th issue that did help him win the election. it's what returned a lot of never trumpers and other conservatives back to the flock, certainly among conservative elite circles this was the key issue that kept them onboard. and is so they're watching this closely. trish: you know, it's interesting you say that, i think one out of five voters was saying that this was the issue that they were voting on. 70% of voters said they cared very strongly about this issue. i think about a friend i have who's very much a religious conservative, a couple that i know, and they both said look -- and there were times when donald trump, and you remember that now-infamous billy bush tape -- they said, look, we're not electing a preacher, we're electing a ceo for this country, and we are electing someone who's going to have a very big influence on the supreme court going forward. and so those you were the issues
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fundamentally that brought them back into the fold despite some of the concerns that had been raised on the campaign trail. so i agree with you. you're right, this is an important decision coming forward, an important name that we hear about tonight. hopefully, the democrats won't be as childish as they seem to want to be right now. ilya, thank you so much -- >> well, at a certain point, they're crying wolf. the next nominee they're not going to be able to oppose. trish: all right. tune in, lou dobbs is going to have complete coverage of president trump's supreme court pick right here on fox business network at 7 p.m. sharp. democrats blasting the president saying they're going to do nothing to keep us safe. but congressman chris stuart, who actually gets the classified security threats every single day, he joins me next to explain why these orders are vital to our security. stay with me, i'm back with the congressman in two.
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>> the president has a responsibility to the security
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of this country. we need to pause, ask we need to make sure that the vetting standards are up to snuff so we can guarantee the safety and security of our country. that is what this does. we want that goal to be achieved. i support a refugee resettlement program. we're a generous country, it's important. but we can be generous and watch our national security at the same time. trish: all right. house speaker paul ryan defending president trump's executive order on refugees, arguing that the rollout may have been a little bumpy, but the policy -- and that's what matters -- the policy is right. my next guest is a republican house member who says the travel ban is extremely necessary given the classified national security threats he studies daily through his intelligence committee work. congressman chris stewart of utah joins me right now. good to have you here, congressman. >> good afternoon. trish: you see these briefings daily. what's your reaction without giving away any classified intelligence information, but what is it in these briefings
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that causes you to say, yes, we absolutely need a pause right now, we need to make sure we can vet these people? >> yeah, no doubt about it. you said it right, speaker ryan said it right, i've been saying this for 18 months. look, we have a compassionate people. i represent the state of utah. this was a people who were persecuted for their beliefs for generations. we understand that america wants to be embracing, but we have this fundamental responsibility to keep americans safe. and once again, every day, almost every day now in as well as briefings, even this morning, oh, my heavens, the things that we learned this morning. and we just have to, as you said, i've been saying for 18 months, it's appropriate to take a pause, to just look at the process. do we know who these people are? let's remember that in paris, in brussels, in other attacks isis used the refugee program to infiltrate their terrorists into europe. they would want to do that here in the united states.
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trish: and you know that. you know that from the intelligence briefings you're seeing. you said whatever you saw today was also especially disturbing. now, one would have to think president obama saw these intelligence briefings as well, yet he never was willing to make a move like this. >> well, and again, many of us were encouraging him to do this exact thing. look, this isn't a banker it's a pause -- a ban, it's a pause. it's a reasonable time to look at this and say can we do better. isis doesn't forge documents, they own the government printing presses that create the original documents. we don't know who these people are, we don't know their background, who they're associating with. until we can know that, isn't it appropriate for us just to take a few days or a few weeks to -- [inaudible] trish: what do you think about the left's reaction though? look, i'm with you. i think safety is, obviously, of the utmost importance. and when members of barack obama's' own administration -- and i mentioned it before, cia,
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fbi, homeland security, they all said these people can't be vetted. so i asked over and over again why on earth are we bringing thousands of refugees from syria into this country knowing that isis wants to seed the population? to me, it seems like a common sense move, doesn't seem like it should be all that controversial, and yet you have the left at a fevered pitch of hysteria right now is that just because it's trump? all politics? >> i think that's exactly what it is. i mean, i think some of these people have simply lost their minds. i was talking to people about this last night and saying, look, are you going to argue to a machinist in michigan or a farmer in ohio that you want to have open borders with syria or with iran or with yemen? was that's, essentially, what you're saying. at the end of the day, you can protest and that's a great american way and i encourage if you want to, god bless you, go do that, but you've got to change voters' minds. i just don't think this is going to -- most of americans look at this and go -- trish: yeah. we were just talking about the
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polls on that that show that over and over. americanss, and i would argue both sides of the aisle on this one, they see this very much as a reasonable thing. >> yeah. trish: by the way, europe should serve as a warning, and you look at the tragedy that has happened in brussels, you look at the tragedy in paris, france, and you look at the millions of refugees and migrants that have been welcomed into europe sort of no questions asked, certainly by germany, and it has spelled trouble for them there. yes? >> i'd just say that's not speculation, we though that. we know isis used the refugee program. i met with king abdullah, and he made the comment that isis treats these refugee camps as r and r locations. again, we don't know who they are. trish: congressman stewart, thank you very much. >> good to be with you. trish: immigration officers cheering the president's executive order on immigration.
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trish: law enforcement officials across the country, they are applauding president trump's decision to ramp up border security and hold the flow of refugees coming into this country.
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the national border patrol and ice counsels released a joint statement praising the president's action and i want to quote it right here. we fully support and appropriate trump with decisive action to keep the american people safe and allow law enforcement to do its job. morale amongst our agents and officers has increased since the signing of the executive order. joining me right now former new york city police commissioner bernie, good to have you here. >> thank you. trish: people are excited. why is that? they say the morale has just improved, why? >> basically exploded and the reason being is because this is the first time in eight years that they've seen a president that is preemptively proactively doing something about securing the borders and securing the country. nobody knows and understands the threats in the united states
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better than our people that were here during and aftermath of 9/11, what has happened since and around the world. all of a sudden you have a president that says, we will do anything in our power to stop it, prevent it. trish: he's enable all of the folks to do their job where as before they felt handicap because the sense that you were getting from the top level was, you know, don't do your job that well. >> there wasn't a sense. there was orders, there were many orders, do not go out and do ab,c. number two, law enforcement authorities were scared to death that had they done something they weren't going to be supported, they weren't going to have the benefit of the doubt by their government leaders and specially you would have criticism coming right out of the white house. that's not going to happen with president trump. trish: this has created quite a commotion, chuck schumer you saw
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him, tears, et cetera. >> i have to say something about that. i have with him in the aftermath after september 11th, i never saw him cry, so the whole scene the other day with the people around him and him whining or whatever he was doing, i found it appalling. you didn't cry on september 11th, you didn't cry when you were with me and rudy giuliani on ground zero. i thought it was bizarre. trish: perhaps this is because it's donald trump and they want to fight him at every single turn and by the way, the media is in on the action. >> the media the perpetrating the lies, the misleading statements, you know, i think the general public doesn't understand, you know, when they heard he removed the acting attorney general for failing to do her job, that executive order was signed off on by the office of the legal counsel in doj.
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okay. it was all good to go and all of a sudden you have an acting attorney general saying, oh, but i'm going to tell my people that we are not going to enforce it. trish: you're not upholding the law at that point so it's understandable what happened as a result. anyway, he's moving quickly and swiftly, one thing after another. people are scrambling to catch up and they are really upset about it. >> he's not doing anything that he did not say during the campaign. he said this is what he was going to do. trish: bernie, this is the funny thing. people in washington and in the media are not used to a politician actually following through. >> that's the biggest point,ic. nobody in washington, nobody in the country. the general public is not used to the political leaders not doing or doing what they say they were supposed to do. trish: in business you are used to do it. i will tell you that's a distinguishing factor. in business it's all about the
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bottom line, making sure stuff gets done. you want to be a person of action in business, in politics it's kind of like, you know, let's drag this thing, we can play it for all its worth, see what people are thinking, check on the polls, you don't really have to get anywhere because the whole process of trying to get somewhere is partly where you and now all of the sudden he's all about the end game. >> you have to jump on the train. he said it the day he was sworn in. get on board because we are going to be moving and moving fast. trish: he's meeting today with cybersecurity folks, rudy giuliani is expected to be in that. it's going to happen moment airily as soon as it comes to us. there's also concern about the cyber front that we are not doing enough. you have terrorists out there, they are meeting online, they are connecting via platforms like twitter and facebook. here he is right now talking about this very issue.
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>> today i'm convening this meeting to follow through on my promise to secure crucial infrastructure and the networks that we have been talking about over the period of time against cyber threats. i will hold my cabinet secretaries and agency heads accountable, totally accountable for the cybersecurity of their organization of which we probably don't have as much, certainly not as much as you should have. we must defend and protect federal networks and data. we operate these networks on behalf of the american people and they are very important and sacred. we will empower these agencies to modernize their it systems for better security and other reasons. we will protect our critical infrastructure such as power
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plants and electrical grids. the electrical grid policemen is a policemen and we -- problem is a problem and we must have it fixed soon to ensure that owners and operators of critical infrastructure have the support they need from the federal government to defend against cyber threats. now, i think a pretty good example of this was despite having spent hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars more money than we did the democratic national was hacked successfully, very successfully and terribly frankly and the republican national committee was not hacked meaning it was hacked but they failed. it was reported, i believe, by reince and other people that it was hacked but we had a very strong defense system against hacking.
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so despite spending a lot less money then the democrats and in all fairness winning, people don't say that, we spent a lot less money, that's good. that's not a good thing when you spend less and win but we were also very successful in our defense against hacking. we are going to make sure that cybersecurity is central to both military and the shifts planes, tanks built for great americans for our great american military and our military become oh -- stronger and stronger as we go along. i just met with general mattis and he's doing a great job. we are happy with him and everybody. you probably saw general kelly, he was spectacular today on the press conference and we appreciate everything he said. with that, i want to introduce rudy giuliani and he's going to be working with gentleman --
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jared kushner and it's been a very important thing to him and what he does and maybe i will ask rudy to say a few words. >> thank you very much, mr. president. first of all congratulations what is, in fact, a historic, historic administration. i've never seen too much done in so short period of time than ever. i was in the early part of the reagan administration, to sit in this room every thursday and i remember they got to a start and you're three times ahead of him. i think you may be ahead of emand you're doing it without a cabinet, three to four members. >> it would help if the democrats -- [laughter] >> congratulations. and what you have been doing is keeping promises and this is one of your proms. one of your proms was to sure up our country because we face
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national security, cybersecurity and a large part of our country unlike other countries is made up of the private sector and the private sector is wide open to hacking and sometimes by hacking the private sector you can get into government. we can't do this separately and you were wise enough to decide that we should have a council where we could bring in the private sector and they can explain to you the problems they have, they can explain to the administration the solutions they have which in some cases may be better than the government and in some cases they may not be critical to the government, plus we can search around the world including places like israel where they are doing cybersecurity analysis and we can look for long-term solutions. here you're addressing not only a national security problem but you're addressing the fastest-growing crime in america
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which is cyber-attack. it's growing faster than any other crime and finally, by speaking out on this and holding regular meetings on it, you're using presidency to get the private sector to wake up. some of the private sectors have to wake into the fact that they have to do more about cybersecurity. but part of it hasn't and as president, you are in a unique position to get the private sector to realize that they have to pitch in and help to government and i will work very closely with the jared and with tom and sebastian gorka and all the people that you have that are working on him and we will take priorities from you. if you first want to do is look at the grid, we will bring all the private grid companies and all the solution companies. if you want to look at football institutions, we will do financial institutions.
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if you want look at hospitals, we will look at hospitals but we will let you set the priority so we can have and congratulations. >> we are going to go in great detail and we will have it up and running and we will be doing something very special in many ways. thank you very much for being here, senator. do you have anything to say about cyber? >> clearly it's risen to top priority because of the impact it can have. my job, if confirmed, not confirmed yet. >> i have a feeling you will make it. >> my job is to make sure the intelligence community provides every bit of intelligence that they can so that the policies that can be affected are the right policies to deal with this. this is a significant threat to our country and something that we need to get after right away.
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>> well, i want to thank you for your service and thank you for everything you've done. even over the last week, your knowledge is amazing and everything has great respect, so thank you very much and we thought he was going to leave after many years in the senate and i called him and how about going a little bit longer, we really do appreciate it. thank you very much. and admiral, thank you very much for being here. do you have anything to say about cyber? >> other than what mr. giuliani said here that the key is going to be partnerships between the private sector and the government. >> we will do that and as you know, john kelly just gave a very long news conference and a very good one, effective one and while he's warmed up. [laughter] >> we might as well go for one minute or two minutes.
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>> have a lot to do with the border and what you're doing. it's going to be very important. thank you all very much and we are going to have a meeting and we will get it going. thank you. [inaudible conversations] trish: all right, everyone, that was the president talk about the importance of cybersecurity as the team being led by rudy giuliani, we heard from senator coats and admiral rogers, president trump really stressing the importance of having more security on the cyber front and he couldn't resist, he did make the point that the democrats, the dnc got hacked, remember all those podesta emails while he said, rook, the republicans also got hacked but never spilled out into the public because we had a better system in place. let's listen back in. he's still talking. [inaudible conversations] >> the democrat guy didn't get through. trish: in typical trump fashion,
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a little bit of a dig there to the dnc for not keeping up with the things they needed to do on the cybersecurity front. i want to go right now to our very own peter barnes who is standing by with a look at trump things today. lots going on, peter. peter: we are looking at the nominations up in the senate, trish, what is the other big thing happening today. elaine chao was confirmed by the senate a little bit earlier today to be president trump's transportation secretary. she will be sworn in by vice president pence at 5:00 o'clock today. but president trump beg blocked by democrats on two of his other key nominations, steve mnuchin and tom price after democrats in finance committee boycotted a meeting of that committee this morning. the top democrat on the committee ron weidman saying that the finance commitee was
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schedule today vote and held important information about their backgrounds. democrats believe the committee should not move forward with nomination. price had not been forthcoming of healthcare investment and mnuchin about robo signing at a bank he owned. ethics laws are not optional and nominees do not have to right to treat disclosure like a chair game. he could not understand why democrats would do this when everybody knows the nominees are going to go through. called the maneuver crap and the democrats could have voted against them rather hold all of this up and call for votes throughout today, listen. >> they ought to be embarrassed. the most pathetic treatment i have seen in my 40 years of the senate. we can have our difference, disagreements, but the president ought to have choices of cabinet
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officials to work with. peter: now, if you're keeping store, so far the senate has confirmed just three of president trump's nominees including elaine chao today. by the end of january by 2009, the senate had approved 10 nominees, bush 43, 13 nominees. trish: no one is going to like the democrats for doing it now. this is the kind of stuff that, peter, does not play in pioria, as they say. this could come back and haunt the democrats because everyone wants and needs to move forward. minnesota democrat and dnc chair candidate keith ellison joining a core of critics blasting president trump's immigration order, he's calling it a ban on muslims which the administration has been very clear on, it's not but here is keith ellison. >> we've never had a religious
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based ban before and they can't deny that this is not a muslim ban. on the campaign trail he said he wanted a muslim ban, he said on national television that there were would be other religious groups that would receive priority. this is a muslim ban. trish: you heard keith ellison very clearly. let's not forget, all donald trump was put a temporary halt on immigration from seven countries that president obama named that are grappling with terrorism and have no idea who is living there. joining me right now is a woman who is looking to get the dnc chair herself, welcome. >> thanks for having me, trish. trish: all right. unload, tell me what you think. you agree with keith? is this in your vi a ban muslims? >> i certainly agree with congressman ellison and it's important on who also agrees with him, apple, google, goldman
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sachs, box, slack, netflix, amazon, twitter, the list goes on and on. trish: the companies vote? >> the muslim ban is very clear. trish: i want to know why you think it's a muslim ban because i think it's been pretty clear that this is seven states, by the way if it was a muslim ban there could have been another 40 state that is he could have added to this, he didn't, he stuck with seven, why do you say it's a muslim ban? >> i'm curious as to what your thoughts are on all of these businesses that are really driving the new-collar economy coming out against this muslim ban and the backlash that this -- trish: wow. it's a whole other conversation. no, no, i'm happy to talk to you about it. i think the business community -- the business community has been tremendously at fault when it comes to security for this nation.
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they don't care about security. they care about the bottom line and as a result twitter, facebook, a number of social media companies, they could have done a whole lot more, they should do a whole lot more, they are trying to play dumb because all they care is about making more money. we need to prioritize to keeping ourself safely. i don't understand why you're saying if it was a muslim, if it was a muslim ban, wouldn't you be looking at 46 or 47 countries instead of just seven. >> it's certainly clear that president trump prioritizes who he targets by where his businesses are based and where his sons are trying to continue to get agreements and that conflict of interest is appalling, but -- trish: all right. >> businesses are coming against this saying we need to protect the economy and that's something that the president should have as his top job but instead he's
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-- trish: i think he wants to protect the economy. let me move on. i want to get your reaction to a clip that we have shown repeatedly on this show, another woman who is opposing you right now for dnc share, sally brown had pretty explicit things to say, haven't talking about things but i don't think this one does and you were cheering her on and i want to get your reaction to this. let's show it to the viewer. >> my job is to shut other white people down when they want to interrupt. my job -- [applause] >> my job is to shut other white people down when they want to say, oh, no, i'm prejudice, i'm a democrat. we cannot smash voices down when they are trying to scheme, listen to me, you don't get it. i'm a white woman, i don't get it. trish: okay, so you heard her, ms. brown wants to shut white people down. she considers it her job to shut
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people down. you seem to be -- i don't want to say you're in agreement with that, you had a nod and a smile on her, you believe in that, that we should be shutting people down? >> hey, i applaud sally of talking about a very tough issue and for speaking her personal truth. that is all we can do as leaders, that is all we can do as human beings. trish: her personal experience is to shut white people down? >> something that's very uncomfortable to discuss in the country. that should not be the case. trish: why would you shut anybody down? >> i applaud her, you can speak your personal truth every day on your show. trish: wow, yeah. >> even if it bothers you, trish. trish: i think it bothers a lot of people. you have to get your house in order. i'm trying to do you a favor.
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>> we certainly has to do our house in order. trish: i have to go. thank you so much. we will be right back
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trish: all right, that does it for today's show. i would love to hear from you. i will be there. liz claman over to you. liz: trish we have an ugly market. the worst in 2017, folks in about 14 minutes president trump is expect today sign yet another executive order that involves a whole group of stocks you may own. whether he get that to you in just a second when it happens but we are going to get you through what could be a very rocky final hour of trade. take a look t the dow jones industrial. as you see right now it's down 132. another triple-digit dive for the second day in a row. the biggest selloff of the year so far. poor earnings report but also jitters about the biggest to have big about to report after the bell. look, let's talk about under arm or getting killed, no less t

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