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. >> he is clear about the concern he has for leaks. again, cecilia, he is concerned about the allegations that are out there in terms of what may or may not happen. it is an allegation, it is something we're not going to confirm at this time, but as you can imagine from the president's previous comments, he is extremely concerned about this, about the allegations, about this about the potential that something, if this were true, would have on our national security. and make no mistake about it, i think the president has talked before, anybody who leaks classified information will be held to the highest degree of law. we will go after people who leak classified information, and prosecute them to the full extent of the law. playing with our nation's national security is not something taken lightly under this administration. >> reporter: when it came to the campaign and hillary clinton the president said, quote, i love wikileaks, does he feel that way today? >> there is a big difference
between disclosing john podesta's gmail accounts and back and forth and undermining of hillary clinton and thoughts on her and a personal nature, and the leaking of classified information, there isays maive, massive difference between the two things. and again, the interests and the outrage that occurred last year by a lot of democrats when it came to leaks is interesting we're hearing not as much outrage now when it comes to issues of national security. april? >> reporter: sean, couple questions, one you said you affirmed congressman cummings was meeting with president trump today. >> yes. >> reporter: in the last press conference, the president talked about senator schumer telling elijah cummings, what happened to smooth this over and what is the conversation about? solely be on high cost of prescription drugs? >> i think the nature of the meeting stems from the conversation they had on the phone which was on prescription
drugs, and then i'm sure that if congressman cummings or the president springs up another subject, it will go there. we will try to have a reouting on that. in other words, the nature is an area they agreement if you remember, one of the things they talked about on the phone, there were probably several more areas that they would agree on, and find they would agree on throughout a conversation, and i hope that that conversation, you know, does exactly what they said it would, in terms of, you know, getting to those areas of common agreement where they can work together to solve additional problems that our country faces. >> reporter: so you don't have any knowledge what happened to smooth that over? >> no, i know our teams were in touch with his office, immediately followed, and there were aouple of times when the meetings tried to be scheduled and didn't work out. luckily now it was able to.
>> reporter: one member right after the press conference, the white house reached out to the congressional black caucus, cedric richmond, the head of the black caucus. where does the meeting land? is it happening? >> we reached out, we're looking for a date on that as well. we're pleased this was able to come together and we'll get to the other. >> reporter: last question. yesterday there was comparing contrast with visual show-and-tell. >> yes, i saw that. >> reporter: so and you compared and contrasted about how you're going about it and how the obama administration went about obamacare. one difference that they made note of, and i want your response to this, is the fact you said this versus what they're doing, one thing they say you did not do that they did, had their bill scored by cbo, and you did not score it by cbo?
>> sure, it is being scored. with all due respect, this is the same group who passed it and told us we could read it. this bill is online for every american to go read the bill dot gop. on the speaker's website. it was treated for -- i understand that, if that's the complaint. this is the same group that didn't let anybody read it, jammed it through with no bipartisan support. this president reached out to both sides of the aisle, had governors and senators here to get input. there is no contrast between what they did and we did. this is full effort to reach out to members in the house and the senate. going through regular order in the house, every member of the house and the senate will have their opportunity to have amendments offered through the committee process and on the floor. so the idea they can compare the date that they got a score is reaching deep on this, because there's been an opportunity for members to have input on this and to talk about their concerns to give their input on it, especially the
governors left on the sideline last time, and who have such an important role in administering health care when it comes to medicaid. the idea they talk about no score was issued. there will be a score in good time. the irony of the score is the cbo was way off the last time. i don't think that we're waiting -- that that's a big issue to us right now. >> reporter: doesn't cost matter? >> of course cost matters, look how off they were last time. if you're looking for cbo for accuracy, you're looking in the wrong place. they were way, way off how they projected and scored obamacare. last time, if you look at number of people they projected would be on obamacare, they are off by millions. the idea we're waiting for a score, it will be scored but the idea that's authority based on the track record that occurred last time is far-fetched. jessica? >> reporter: two questions on the wall, sean, as you know prototypes went out today and i was curious about the timing of
that, how much pressure there was to get that going quickly. and secondly, if there is guidance in the white house about what kinds of vendoring can build the wall, especially can international vendors build the wall? >> i think that process is working through, as the about . we're trying to move ahead with existing funds that dhs has and we'll continue to create a timeline to ask congress for that funding. we're working with congress on that. and then, i don't think it will be any surprise to know that the president is going to favor american workers and american companies when it comes to american project. that shouldn't be any kind of surprise. blake. >> reporter: increasingly lightweight that the federal reserve will hike interest rates. two questions, one, how does the president feel about that? secondly does, he have the full confidence of janet yellen who
described the campaign as too political? >> let me get back to you on that. i don't have comment on the federal reserve. as i mentioned at the outset, when you look at hiring and the jobs and the manufacturing and the pace, the consumer confidence of the ceo indexes that have already come out in the first two months, we see a resurgence, optimism in the economy by job creators to want to hire here, manufacture here, who want to grow here, and i think that our economy is clearly on the upswi, and i think you see statement after statement, comny after company, coming out and sharing in the president's vision for moving the country forward, and for renewing the optimism and building and being part of an american resurgence in terms of our economy. >> reporter: the no comment on mrs. yellen or thoughts for rate hikes? >> i'll get back to you on both. how's that? >> reporter: last question about this administration and the previous one, how it approached the issue. one thing the obama
administration did do is get stakeholders at the table, aarp, strongly opposed to the proposal. what's your message particularly with respect to the aarp? >> they got a really good deal last time when it came to prescription drugs in particular. i think this is a patient-centric bill. it's about patients, people, americans left behind. look what the deals got people last time. for all the people on medicaid in particular, they don't have choices anymore, so i would argue that the president has put the american people first and put patients first. so you can talk about we're glad to have support, make no mistake about it, but i think the support this administration and i think the house is focused on is getting every american there by and their support. we'd love to have every group on board. every single deal we heard about it getting through the cornhusker kickback, this and that.
over and over again, one deal after another to buy votes to get it through the senate. so if you want to line up how many special interest got paid off last time versus now, they'll probably win hands down. >> reporter: sean. >> hold on this. isn't about figuring out how many special interests we get paid off. it's about making sure patients get the best deal and lower the prices and the costs. at some point, you're defending the indefensible, nancy pelosi put out three criteria how they judge obamacare, they fail on all three, costs are up, choices are down. no other way to judge that. by every account, every single premium by every standard is up, choices are down across the country. so there is a horrible deal that the american people got sold, and we're trying to put patients first in line. >> reporter: the aarp specifically talking about patients in the 50s and 60s,
aarp describes this as age tax that will disproportionately affect people who are low income, benefitting from subsidies under obamacare, and could stand to take a hit of thousands of dollars in premium payments each year when the subsidies go away and tax credits go away. what's the message for the president? >> the message for the president is we want you to get more choice, lower costs. as we work the bill through daylight, not jam it through in the middle of the night, that they are going to see as more and more people will that this is a deal for the american people that's going to put patients first, lower costs and give them more choices. there is probably not a person out there either through themselves or a loved one or a friend or a colleague that has seen choices go down and premiums go up. so what people are dealing with now is not acceptable, and i think that the idea that anyone is defending the current status quo and in some of the statements of some of the growth, they admit there's a
problem right now. my advice is join the process, share your idea, share your thought. let the process work its will so it is a bill that has input. the bill the way it was done last time is something that is not acceptable. shannon? >> reporter: is the president worried that every major doctor group, the american medical association, american college of physicians have come out and said they have serious concern for all the talk of doctors and patients and choice. the doctors groups are unanimously saying they're not supportive of this. does that concern you? >> when you look at doctors versus the associations here in washington, we've had tremendous input from doctors themselves. dr. price, a doctor, is the one who crafted this. you have a doctor in charge of the administration's effort to work with congress. you've got several physicians and other medical professionals in congress that are talking about the experiences they have. many ran for congress because of the concerns they saw in
their own industry. while i have respect for some of the work that the washington, d.c.-based associations do, at the end of the day, this is about the patients and the input from doctors on the front line of seeing patients and talk about the care they're able to give or not to give to people. anita? >> reporter: can i follow up on something else you said. sorry. you talk about people having a card. it's a $2,000 deductible and only ten doctors in town. that's better than nothing if you get cancer or hit by a car. maybe -- it is, if this bans access to people and choice but reduces the number of people who actually have -- can it do both? >> of course it can, and will do both, by insuring people, right now you have people paying the penalty and saying i don't want health care because costs are too high. five, six, seven years ago
before obamacare went in place, a single individual, young individual person on the open market could get a premium, a plan with a premium, 100, 150 bucks a month, it's in the high 300s now. there's a big difference. for young people entering the workplace, for example, they get into an accident, right now a lot of individuals that get off parents health care that say i'm healthy, i have no desire to get health care, it's a few hundred dollars a month that i don't have, i can spend it on something else. if we can get the costs down and get plans tailored to them, 27, 28-year-old individuals don't need care that's for folks that talks about certain things that a plan that has certain things towards the end of life. right now you've got one size fits all government-run, government-mandated plans that offer people a suite of medical services that they do not need because there's no choice, and
it's a government-mandated system. i think offering more choice and more competition allows people to pick a plan more tail order to your need. this goes back to what john was asking, if you can pick a plan and across state lines that suits you as an individual, as opposed to maybe there's a family plan that's more comprehensive. it has dental and vision and all of the things that your kids need because of all the things that you anticipate, that's a plan that a young family might need versus an older person that's single or younger person entering the workforce. there is no competition, there's no choice, it's not an either or situation, we're facing a situation where more and more people are getting less and less and paying more for it. anita? my apologies, anita and mara. >> reporter: the military have recently conducted some kind of exercise at the naval base at
guantanamo bay and it was preparing for a migrant crisis, and there is a dhs migrant center there, and i wondered if the administration has considered what you all think about using that facility for immigrants? >> well, i would just -- that particular exercise to the best of my knowledge is a rather regular exercise that occurs, as do many of the exercises that the military prepares for and a whole host of contingency operations. that say routine military operation. >> reporter: any consideration, though? >> it is a routine military operation, as several of them do with our partners throughout the world, where we plan for random contingencies that may or may not happen. that's the job for the military to practice on a whole host of issues, but to try to ascertain -- >> reporter: are you all considering using the facility for immigrants? >> there is nothing to consider it for. we're fine right now.
there is nothing that we would need to use it for. again, i think part of the goal of preparing the military going through various exercises is on a whole host of issues. on refugees, they prepare for natural disasters. we're not anticipating a natural disaster but we prepare for them. we, at the white house, when we were coming in as an administration, we briefed during the transition period. we did call it right seat/left seat operation, we sat down and talked about cyberattacks and natural disasters and the whole of government response in some of these things. doesn't mean we anticipate them or want them. it means we're going to prepare for them, in the way organizations do fire drills, not that you anticipate or expect a fire but you prepare for them as families do. preparedness is key to executing well. that's all we're doing. >> reporter: secondly, the louisville media is reporting that president trump will be
there on saturday. you can confirm that, and is that about health care as you make the rounds? >> i've seen that report. we have nothing to report with respect to the president's schedule at this time. as i mentioned to, i think it was shannon, that we will have, or is it jill? somewhere in this area, we will have an update on the president's schedule later this week, i anticipate the president to be very active in his support for the repeal and replace effort. so this is what you should expect. now mara? >> reporter: the cbo score is supposed to come out next week. you called into question their credibility. >> i didn't call into the question -- thanks, matt, i appreciate, i can answer. the record is clear when you look at number of people and the costs on what they scored the last obamacare bill on, it's way off. that's a fact.
that's not anything more than that. >> reporter: people base their votes on what they think is going to happen to the cost and the coverage. >> that's right. >> reporter: is there any analytic organization that you would accept a score from? >> well, i think -- yeah, i think omb will probably put out a score on that. no, no, i'm not saying, all i'm saying is look at what the cbo's record is on obamacare, it's vastly off. they projected 20 million people to be on obamacare this year, i believe the number is 12. they're way off in terms of the millions. so it's not a question whether i'm questioning anything, anyone that can do basic math can understand their projections for obamacare, the last time, were way, way off the mark. so my only point is they think when they come out with this score, we need to understand the track record when it comes to health care. john? >> reporter: is there scoring -- >> there's probably a lot.
members have to look at a lot of things to cast their vote on. look at the totality of the bill, the support of their constituents, the current state of things. i think there is no question, look, when you look at trajectory of the cost in terms of premiums, you can either say, and not just the premiums, but obamacare is going to collapse on its own weight very soon, and the president made it very clear in his press conference and a lot of previous statements. politically easy thing to do is let it collapse and let democrats come back to the table. i don't think that's the right thing, and the president made it clear, this is not the right thing. this is the opportunity to show the american people that the right thing to do is care about health care options and the costs they're paying. >> reporter: one thing, he mentioned deductibles and going you of under obamacare. are you promising deductibles will come down on under this plan? >> everything we are led to believe, yes, this will drive costs down. when you talk about opening
pooling, driving costs down because you can buy it over state lines, everything that has driven up costs, all of the market forces will come in and i think every leading economist says it will drive costs down. john? >> reporter: thank you, sean, the premiere argument by democrats, notably former president obama today is that enactment of the act that we were -- that was illustrated yesterday would lead to many people losing their health care. you certainly heard that from democrats, but also several of the republican governors who were here for the national governor's association, including strong allies of the president, governor bentley of alabama, governor hutchison of arkansas voiced the same concern. they did not want any plan that would lead to anyone losing their present health care. what does the administration say to what is the leading
argument against a new plan, and then have a follow-up question, of course? >> i would say any governor that's concerned about people losing care right now should join us. they're losing their care right now, they're losing options and paying too much. so the answer is that if you're concerned about those principles, then you should be concerned with what's happening right now, and you should be concerned and want to join in this administration and work with this congress, and again, the big difference that's here is instead of us jamming a bill down congress and not allowing the american people to read it until it's passed as was done with obamacare with speaker pelosi. this bill is out in the open for every single person in the world to read. it is open for people to let their member of congress share their thoughts, share ideas and it's done out in the open. that is a vastly different approach with how this is going about than the last time.
that makes a big difference with the approach, and gives people opportunity with the process, what they call regular order, to be made better, then great. and i think this time we recognize there's a lot of work that needs to get done on behalf of the patients that are having trouble getting care. alexis? oh, i'm sorry. >> reporter: my follow-up question is about the wall during the recent governor's association meeting, governor ramirez, the chairman of mexico's association of federated governors, warned that continued discussion about the wall and the president's talk of building it might very well lead to the election of mr. lopez oberdor as president of mexico and he is considered the most anti-american, most hostile to any of the american candidates. do these come up on discussion of the wall? mainly mexican politics?
>> no, that's pretty good. the president's number one concern is the safety of our country. number two is the jobs that are impacted by this, and the ability of americans to get the wage that they deserve, but again, this is a national security issue, something that frankly when he's discussed this with president pena nieto of mexico, there is a shared concern about drug cartels, drug trafficking, arms sales over the border, there's a shared concern for the respect of the border because it means a lot to both sides. so this is something that we care about from a national security standpoint, and obviously the president's concern on it as well as an economic standpoint. alexis? >> reporter: your answer was if the health care bill could be made better, the president is interested in that. can i clarify, when you meet with the congressional
conservatives this evening who have misgivings about the legislation, is he intending to talk to them what he would like to change and is he open to making those changes? is that what he's in rather than in a sell mode, in a listening mode? >> i think he's very much in a sell mode. the president and his team have worked very hard on this, very proud of the effort, and the product they produced in consultation with the house and the senate. obviously it's going through the process. and somebody has an idea -- that could be on the administration side -- that we believe after a consultation with individuals or groups, there's a way to improve upon this. that's the way of going through the process that we are. make no mistake, the president is proud of the product we produced. we are in sell mode, all around the country talking about how this is the best way to solve the problem the american people face, and why we believe that the solutions that we put
forward in this bill are the right ones and will benefit them. go ahead. >> reporter: just to follow-up, before the president meets with chancellor merkel next week, is it possible we could see the president for a more multiquestion news conferee. he's been a little press shy this week. from north korea to health care selling to cia leaks, we'd love to talk to him. could we see him? >> i will ask, alexis. you're not the only one. is there anyone else? i would be glad to ask a show of hands. thank you. i appreciate it. i'd be glad to ask the question and share your request with him and see what we can do on the schedule. as you know, he is very busy these days. he has done a lot of sprays, will continue to interact with you guys. i will continue to make your requests known. katie? >> reporter: so yesterday,
secretary price put up the bill [inaudible]. >> reporter: there was a lot of talk on the starting point being a non-starter. seems like there's negotiations that need to be made. does the president have nonnegotiables in the bill he will not take out even after the request? >> well, katie, i think as i was saying to alexis, it is a starting point. it's going through regular order in the house, and so part of that process as it goes through the committee markup hearings, ways and means committee that allows for input to both of committee and ultimately on the floor before it moves over to the senate and the senate goes through a similar process. i think we're acknowledging the reality of where the process is, but you know, we're proud of the process, proud of the input we've received from governors, from senators, from individuals, associations, companies, and feel proud of
the work that is encapsulating this bill, and the results that will yield, and so that being said, i think the president understands as a businessman if someone has got a really good idea, he's going to listen to it. and if he can be part of the process to make something better, there's nothing that's going to preclude that. we are proud of listening to people. we're in full sell mode. if there's an idea that comes across, we're going to entertain that to make it clear. halle. >> reporter: in the past, and you others accuse democrats of rushing through the original health care law. now republicans say this is simply moving too fast. is the president willing to accept a delayed timeline if it pushes repeal and replace into later in the year? >> going through the process couldn't be delayed by its very nature. we're going through the process. there are two house committees. >> reporter: coming up to easter break. >> right, i would argue it's
subject to how the house does its will and how the senate does. obviously, we would like to move forward. there is a lot of stuff in the queue, this bill is attached to the fy-17 budget reconciliation, for a lot of americans that means nothing in terms of the phrase and the nomenclature that defines how congress does it. it's important to recognize that vehicle allows congress to do certain things and not others with the 50-vote -- with the majority vote in the senate. that's important. there are certain things can you do through that, that you can't do through other vehicles, and that will take a 60-vote and you can do administratively. if you heard dr. price talk yesterday about the three phases, it's multiphased, it's going through regular order but there is no contrast between how we are approaching this and how democrats approached it last time. number one, there's been input from across the aisle both from
the governors who are here, attorneys general, outside groups, house and senate democrats have been able to provide input to both staff, to the senior administration officials and the president, and secondly, it's going through the process. so while we can predict a timeline, ultimately it's up to the house and then the senate to determine how fast it goes. but there are members on each of the committees and ultimately every member on the floor that has the ability for input. >> reporter: meeting with senator cruz tonight, he has expressed skepticism on the bill as it stands now, the topic of conversation, heidi cruz is coming too, i wonder if the president had plans to apologize to her for the insinuations he made to her on the campaign trail. >> they're looking forward to meeting with them. he it dinner with the rubios a couple days ago, lunch with senator graham. as i stated, the president is going to have outreach to both parties, meeting with congressman cummings today.
this is a president who wants to engage with members of both sides of the aisle and both houses, but also groups, business leaders, union leaders, the afl-cio had richard trumka here yesterday. this is a president who's going to engage with everybody who can help join in proposing ideas and thoughts and opinions how to move the country forward. he looks forward to dinner with senator and mrs. cruz as he has with several others, you will see more and a continued effort to reach out and get people's ideas. margaret. >> reporter: does the president believe the cia has been compromised in any way? >> with respect to the disclosure? again, i'm not going to -- it's u.s. government policy not confirm this.
there has been a big misunderstanding with the national classification. there has been a lot of disclosures about national security that occurred last cycle when there is potential that the fbi had leaked certain information. the members of congress on the other side of the aisle talked about how there was so much concern about classified information. in such silence and outrage from the media and others. with things that may or may not have happened. i think there is a vast difference when it comes to how the disclosures are approached. >> what he feel president trump and what is his basis
for that. on the policies. we are very troubled by the launch of missiles that occurred. i think that's why the missile system that we started to deploy is so important we are continuing to work with the government of south korea to make sure that they have the do's and fences necessary to it is the deployment of the bad system is critical as witnessed by this weekend's ballistic missile tests. china and the united states understand the threat that they pose to the region and i think there are areas of concern that we can work together to protect the country. >> there is a lot of concern about passing health care for women. as the next two phases of this
healthcare barrel continue in addition where does the president stand on access to birth control for women across the country. >> with respect to women's health the president has also made it clear that he intends to have a substantial increase in funding towards community centers that fund women's health services that will be reflected in his budget. >> is the president the investigation of the counter terrorism investigation. there is obviously a lot of concern. there was considerable concern last cycle when a reporter was the target of one. part of the reason that we have asked the house and senate to look into this is because of that. it was interesting i think if you look at last week all the
sudden the stories that keep coming out about the president and his links to russia and it has continued to be the same old same old over and over again. and yet a lot of the stories that come up with respect to that are frankly fake. they are a series of fake allegations that while there's no evidence to substantiate any of it. it's the same unnamed sources. and we get tagged with that. there is no evidence that continues to be shown and everything a person that gets briefed on this shows that whether it is senator cotton, chairman new west is interesting the double standard that has been there. the allegations with respect to the president there are on some the other issues. when you talk about i think that is one of the issues that we've asked. i can type with respect to the others when you look at the former comment.
the dni which includes that did not find any evidence of collusion between the trump campaign and russian agencies. all other people who have been briefed on the situation have come to the same conclusion. it's interesting how may times this a fake fake narrative gets repeated over and over again and yet no evidence has ever been suggested that shows the president has anything to do with any of that it's a recycled story over and over and i think there is a bit the president goes out last week does the joint session and then literally 24 hour stories get cycle about potential issues that come up that literally continue to offer no effect. nothing but the unsubstantiated rumors over and over again. when you have them say they
did not find any evidence of collusion between the trump campaign they all say the same thing. yet the fake narrative. are you saying that there is a possibility i think what i'm saying is that there is a difference between that narrative in the narrative that has been perpetuated over and over again. the concern that the president has and why he asked the senate and house intelligence committees to look into this is to get to the bottom of what may or may not have occurred during the 2016 election. but the interesting thing is when you look at every single thing -- every single person that's been briefed nothing happened during the 2016 election. and yet the fake narrative continues over and over again in the idea that it continues to be recycled without any substance or evidence needs to
stop. >> i understand that. that's not what i said. what i said was i said that the president made clear on sunday that he has asked the house and the senate to use their resources and their processes to examine the fact and come to a conclusion. since you're talking about whether things are true or not. we talked about something yesterday. [indiscernible] that they had returned to the battlefield and mostly by the bush administration. will he retract for them and apologize for that given that he also called it a terrible decision by the obama administration and given that that was incorrect.
there still has been no proof of his tweets about widespread voter fraud. does the president have a credibility problem. the president meant the total number of people. i understand that. i'm actually explaining it. he meant the total number of people released from gitmo was 122. but just to be clear there is a big difference under the bush administration most of those were court ordered. the obama administration took great steps. as a campaign promise. he understands the nature of the threat that the people pose to our nation. in the rate that there are among people that we had released. that is a concern that he shares. in many cases they were under court order. the obama ministration made it a priority to let people go
and to actively desire to close that camp and release more and more of this people especially in the winning days. i huge contrast between the posture and the policy of the last two administrations on how they were dealing with that. this administration understands he understands that the people that are kept there pose a danger to our country. there is a big difference between the posture of those two. >> i just said it. he meant with the met with the totality of the people i will say to continue today. a totally different topic. you are in full cell mode. something he really talked about.
is this essentially does he feel like this is him. >> i think he is a dealmaker and a negotiator. he is a world-class business leader. if anyone can get a deal on something it's gonna be donald trump. that's part of the reason i think the american people what they thought him that there of him that there was so much broken with washington when it came to the big problems if they could come and work across party lines and get that deal. he have that skill set. that's why they elected him president. i think he feels very good about the product we had put out. we are in cell mode. but they have an open mind. he enjoys meeting with people and how to make this country better. and have how to create better schools. if there's somebody that comes up with a better idea that
will help lower costs and increase access he certainly cannot listen to us. it will be the biggest since ronald reagan. even bigger. most of us know the plan. tell us about the plan. i will wait for that. i will leave it to him to work with congress. we will do just that. we are not there yet. building on the jobs numbers today. obviously a lot of ceos out there and yet the president has also expressed a lot of concern about the national debt. if you can get a tax credit. an historic size tax cut how
do you think you can do that. and balance the need for continued job growth. i think one of the best ways to get the national debt down is to grow the economy. the more it is growing the more we can get a three or four or 5%. it is just the best way to tackle the deficit. that is between that and some of the efforts that the president has put in to make government more efficient and effective and save money at that level does are the two things that i think combined to get the deficit down. >> of the more than 13,000 hundred 50 of them are the same groups that the government acknowledges being risk of wiped off the map.
is this something that has been discussed. is it a priority to give them a relief. when you talked the first time it was something we acknowledged there is definitely an area in executive order that we just passed one of the areas that we talked about is and i will have to go back and look at the exact phraseology. certain groups and they can be religious in nature are being persecuted. i think that will be a factor of how we look at that program. he talks about in the past. and that is not just refugees coming into this country. one of the things we need is to make sure that groups and individuals whether they be part of a group or religion being persecuted have a degree of safety. that they can count on.
>> thank you. the president is on the record that he supports some sort of legalization for many of the people in the country and there was one that was caught in the race in seattle washington. does a president want to or plan to meet with dreamers if so when would that happen. i think the president has talked about how he wants to tackle this holistically. i think he has made clear that if there is someone who has the ability to strike a deal to acknowledge that we to state true to our principles. we can get a deal we are not
at that feeds yet. it's something that he has talked to senators about. i think as we continued to move forward i received the focus is on a mama care. it's something that we are to continue to move forward with. and as a comprehensive thing not just the illegal issue with the visa issue and how we deal with the other folks that are in this country but stay tuned. we have more to go on this. >> there is nothing on the docket at this point. [indiscernible] is this a new strategy. [indiscernible] i think the president talked
about this a lot during the campaign about giving the authority and trusting the generals and the decision-makers have the national security team. with executing what they need too. to prosecute the war on terror and the war against radical islamic terrorist. there are certain things we addresses in the briefing in previous weeks. he is not delegating any authority but making sure they have the ability and the time ines to answer -- to ask in a timely manner. in a way that they probably weren't before. there is a big difference. in the last administration in terms of giving the generals and the leaders in the national security team tools and authorities. the defense minister said
yesterday that the u.s. officials have sent a direct warning against annexing that to the west bank. and also if you could tell us where the white house is in terms of reaching a deal with israel. yesterday the president spoke with a prime minister. that conversation have a deal with areas of regional security and i have anything further to read on that. when they met here on the way has there was discussion of settlements in the president was very clear about what his desires and wishes were. we will have more on that. they were asking about the thousands of women who were chosen to strike today.
we had reported quite a bit on the schools in the districts that are closing. it is a free country. what would be the reaction to what is more important the students being at school today or the women's right to straight and make a statement if you well on this day. i think it's an important question. locally this affects a lot of individuals and the district i have not talked to the president specifically about this. people have a right to express themselves. as a present is joined today by making sure that we appropriately salute the contributions there is clearly an impact in the localities. here in the greater washington dc area. i think that that concern is best utilized by parents
through their local school boards whether or not they find it appropriate i would hope that we should use this opportunity to recognize. and throughout society. for the contributions as they continue to make. in making the country as great as it has. i discern be really clear on one point. there is no reason that we have to think that the president as is a target of any investigation. there is no there's no reason to believe that he has a target of any investigation. i think that is a very important point to make.
the one question dealt with whether or not the wiretaps were there. there is no reason to believe that there's any type of investigation with respect to the department of justice. >> just want -- this wrapping up. the adp report shows that growth 298,000 jobs pretty significant. we also heard him talking about health talk about healthcare and again questions about the president's allegation that his phones were bugged or tapped. by our own government. president obama's. in the administration. welcome everyone to the intelligence report. the author of the upside of inequality. the member of the trump
hispanic advisory committee. scott good to have you. also with cato institute d and michelle. thirty-eight points. we have turned negative on the date but still hanging in there. good jobs numbers. we will hope that they will hold through friday of course. let me talk a little bit about the healthcare issue. we are watching the healthcare stocks pretty carefully here. this administration wants to get something through. donald trump ran on repeal and replace healthcare companies seem to like this idea as well. has been very challenging for them. what are your thoughts on whether or not this will get anywhere. i think passing that as always, katie. i think it's a chance for president trumpet to deliver on his promise.
when they're whenever faced with the choice they are going to pick this. it is one or the other. it cannot be perfect for everyone. dan mitchell, you got the likes of rand paul out there saying this is no good. and then you have republicans that are also saying it's no seen it's no good but for very different reasons. he on the other hand is saying this is just one big entitlement. which is it in your view. the republicans are in the very difficult position of trying to put toothpaste back in a tube and they are trying to do that when they have only 50 to senators and they can't afford to lose more than three of them. is it nearly as far as cato
would like. i very heavily government controlled industry. no course not. once you learn people onto the heroine of a government dependency it's very difficult to take those away. i would love a lot more is what i'm saying. but i understand why republicans put together such a timid compromise. one of the goals here is to put some kind of market discipline back into the healthcare industry. it effectively has none right now. choice and competition. we know those work and in the economy at large. i greet by the way the good is
they have to repeal and replace and he ran on this promise so did the congress. they loaded the bases for the republicans. gave them the white house. we have to deliver on this promise. i anticipated that we actually might see more disagreement amongst you all. i guess i will go to the democrat for that. where does that leave you. it leaves me on the side of the conservatives. as ironic as it is. i just striking out with this thing. they can to get can't get on the same page. and the problem is you had 35 governorships up the problem
is it simply is not enough for the ideologues for them to go far enough in the democrats are going to hanging around the neck of the republicans like the weight it is. this will not work. and even the biggest supporters of the republicans are coming up against it. what he think that is. i think obama care have the high-quality insurance for people that couldn't afford it and went by on their own in their interests economically. before obama care. they need is some kind of insurance.
it's a safety net not any luxury over the safety net. i'm so sure on time. thanks to mister spicer. the same people are going to be able to turn up the roads because they reduce the tax credits and raise the premium. trish: the goal is to make sure that they had help if helped if they go into the emergency room. it's not costing the rest of society. but it is something. and maybe that is the stop gap you need. i want to get to this other big story. a secret hacking tool. they are being used to break into all of our devices.
tvs, messaging apps even just yourself on. they are reportedly among the easiest to hack. they had worked to turn tv microphones into listening devices. they describe other secret tricks. they describe the cia to hack into popular devices from apple, from google and microsoft windows. let's see how their reaction is all of this. they were actually fixed weeks ago. it's the authenticity that's confirmed. at the hands of wikileaks. general jack keane.
this is kind of weird. like something out of a spy movie. we had people on the show tell us before that we are all very vulnerable. there are things that can be done by government they had pointed previously to the russians and that was the concerns. should we be concerned about our government as well. they had compromised the sources and the message that we use against the adversaries. any device other than has a chip in it. they are using against the crime. in wiretapping and all that. the owns president's allegations.
some of this information is been be more readily shared between agencies in part because obama ordered it. let me ask your thoughts first on that. the fact is they are able to share the information. as a suspect. one of the current. it is absolutely bizarre that we would to share the raw data which doesn't pick up individuals in that raw data and what the target is. that's what they would be exposed to. and yes it is highly suspicious.
it is almost like they want it. thank you so much for watching. makes you tune in. thank you very much. we need you to look at this. we have our cameras trained on the house ways and means committee will be working on the republican repeal of the healthcare bill. they are going to be marking up this bill. they took a break but the gop big guns are slowly trickling in and they are about to press forward. when it comes to a key part of this. the high cost the president is choosing it this hour. with conservative leaders that