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the president plainly putting america first, and after all, that's why he was elected our president. fox news' chief white house correspondent john roberts with our report. >> reporter: lou, the president today slammed the paris climate accord as a bad deal for america, one that would give other countries an economic advantage over the united states. something he said as president he will not stand for. >> in order to fulfill my solemn duty to protect america and its citizens, the united states will withdraw -- [applause] from the paris climate accord. >> reporter: with the formality of the rose garden around him, president trump today put the world and congress on notice that the u.s. will only sign onto a deal that's good for america and good for american workers. >> i'm willing to immediately work with democratic leaders to
either negotiate our way back into paris under the terms that are fair to the united states and its workers or to negotiate a new deal that protects our country and its taxpayers. >> reporter: in a half hour speech, president trump outlined what he said would be the economic burden, pence and job loss from -- expense and job loss from staying in the paris accord. tesla's ceo, elon musk -- who stands to gain from the subsidies contained in the paris agreement -- resigned from white house advisory boards tweeting, quote: and departing presidential councils. climb change is real. leaving paris is not good for america or world. house speaker paul ryan, on the other hand, praised the move in a statement saying, quote: i commend president trump for fulfilling his commitment to the american people and withdrawing from this bad deal. in europe leaders with whom president trump met just last week all but mocked him. >> translator: the americans
can't just get out of the agreement. mr. trump thinks that because he does not get close enough to thes doiers to -- dossiers to comprehensively understanding them. >> reporter: kremlin spokesman dmitri peskov saying, quote: president putin signed this convention in paris. russia attaches great significance to it. at the same time, the white house moved to mend some fences with russia, setting plans to return to russian compounds on maryland's or shores. president obama ordered the diplomats to vacate back in december. and for the first time today, russian president vladimir putin acknowledged that russian hackers -- whom putin described as, quote, patriots -- may have tried to influence the u.s. election in donald trump's favor, though he insisted there was no official government involvement. >> translator: if they are patriots, they start to to contribute their opinions in
order to fight against those who speak ill against russia. theoretically, it's possible. we don't engage in that on a tate level. >> reporter: president trump appears to have reinvigorated a base that was beginning to grow weary of the daily scandals that have besieged the white house. and the president made no apology for pulling out of the accord saying he was elected to represent people in places like pittsburgh and not paris. lou? lou: john, thank you. words that will probably live for quite a while. pittsburgh, not paris. we'll have reaction from white house counselor kellyanne conway coming up here tonight, and our first guest tonight has been a long-standing critic of the paris climate accord. he says mr. trump's decision to withdraw will afford americans greater economic opportunity, cheaper, more flexible energy choices. joining me now, senator mike lee. he's the chairman of the senate steering committee, a member of the judiciary committee, and he has authored the new book "written out of history: the forgotten founders who fought big government."
great to have you with us. congratulations on the book. >> thank you. lou: let's turn, if i may, first to the withdrawal by the president of the united states from the accord. >> a wonderful decision. look, pittsburgh before paris. it's going to go down in history as one of the great political quotes of our time. this was undoubtedly not only good messaging, but the right decision. the american people deserve better than this. barack obama knew what he was doing. when he negotiated a deal that he knew had not a prayer of being ratified in the form of a treaty by the united states senate, he negotiated it the way he did knowing full well it could never become law of the land as a treaty. so easy come, easy go. this was never binding in the first place -- lou: that's what he said about the iranian deal that he also didn't take to the congress. >> that's right. he knew the same thing both times. we've allowed too much power to be concentrated in presidents, and president trump righted a wrong committed by the previous administration today. lou: and even though there was
all sorts of noise from the left, from the dems, you know, they look so small now when they are competing with the president who outlines his reasons, states his purpose and says clearly and unequivocally to his constituents -- who are the american workers, the american taxpayers -- this one is for you, for america first, for our sovereignty. i mean, only fools would think they could compete with that kind of reasoning and that kind of language. >> especially whereas here we've got an american people who increasingly are understanding the connection between federal regulation and job growth. they're understanding the connection between $2 trillion of regulatory compliance costs and who bears those costs. it's not big, corporate fat cats. the american worker pays higher prices on goods and services and pays for these costs with diminished wages, unemployment and underemployment. president trump stood up for
them today, and he should be applauded for this. lou: well, and applauded he was in the rose garden. i mean, that was a group of people, audience to the president, i mean, they were unified, they were obviously energized by what he was saying and absolutely onboard. there was no division even remotely apparent today in the white house or in that group of people. these -- and it was a wonderful piece of imagery for this white house which suggests to me that they are making important communication turns here that will have lasting benefits to the president and his policies. >> yeah, i think that's right. i thought it was significant that you saw a number of members of his cabinet and senior staff who were there not only for perception, but also doing interviews afterwards defending him. and their applause was echoed and magnified many times over by everyday, american people, hard working americans everywhere
whose rights were defended by this, whose economic freedom was protected. lou: $3 trillion, the cost of this idiot agreement that obama led us into. senator, i've got to ask you, is there anything that president obama did in eight years that wasn't destructive of the economy, our way of life? i mean, there are questions you simply have to ask at some point in his decisions and his policies whose side was he on? >> yeah. i think that's right. and, look, i'm sure we could find something he did -- lou: doesn't come readily to mind. not to me. >> this one was really bad. this one was particularly bad. lou: yeah. >> and in this case, he knew that it would have the potential not only to divide americans, but also potentially to harm americans. lou: well, americans have, on occasion, been divided as you document in "written off the history: the forgotten founders who fought big government." and we're going to start with one of your favorites.
and, by the way, this is the book. senator lee has written a very important book which we recommend to you highly. aaron burr. you've got to be kidding. fighting big government and executive abuse of power? >> when aaron burr was the vice president of the united states under thomas jefferson, he presided as the president of the senate over some impeachment trials of some of thomas jefferson's enemies, and he conducted those trials with due process. he was determined to stand up for the rights of the accused. he did this in a way that ended up infuriating jefferson. and jefferson, later when aaron burr was no longer the vice president, had burr prosecuted for treason, a capital offense. but for the fact that the constitution contains special protections for those accused of treason, aaron burr might well have lost his life to thomas jefferson. lou: well, it's a fascinating book. again, i want to say we recommend it to you highly. senator mike lee has written it.
and i think it's a fascinating book, and it's a delight to think that it's been since the inception of the republic that we've been somewhat squalid in our politics on occasion and have overcome it. for some reason, that seems to me to be important, an important reminder these days. but, you know, what also occurred is the conservatives have been fighting big government for, since the founding. it hasn't worked. is there -- is it a time for people to change their strategy and their approach? because we really do need limited government, and we really do need smaller government. how do we get there? >> they didn't call it conservative government back then, they called it common sense. they called it liberty, they called it -- lou: i call everything i agree with common sense. >> exactly. our economy has grown, our population has boomed. many of the issues that we face today are very, very similar. they're very closely mirrored,
those that we've faced since the revolution, since the time of the founding. i tell story in this book about some of the unsung heroes whose stories are inconsistent with the modern progressive message. lou: and a read, a great read, it is. again, we recommend it to you highly. senator, great to have you here. >> thank you. lou: enjoyed talking with you. and raising our hopes for the survival of the republic as well. we're coming right back. much more straight ahead. stay with us. unmasking the unmaskers in the obama spy scandal. >> the use of raw intelligence data for political purposes. that is the most serious threat to personal liberty in america. lou: we take up the worsening obama scandal with a man who first broke the bombshell report, john solomon. and hillary clinton continues to blame everyone but herself for her election loss. is she well? we'll bring you her growing list of excuses and what seems to be
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as far as i can tell, the russian president, russo-phobia. putin telling journalists that anti-russian sentiments in the united states have prevented cooperation on fighting radical islamist terrorism. president trump also tweeting, quote: the big story is the unmasking and surveillance of people that took place during the obama administration. is he right? well, joining me to discuss the latest developments in the obama spy and unmasking scandal, the left-wing media's irresponsible focus instead on allegations of russian collusion for which there is no evidence at all is the chief operating officer at circa news, john solomon. john, great to see you again. >> thanks, lou. lou: let's start. the president has editor telling everyone -- and it's quite a few million people, 30 million people -- >> sure. lou: -- that the big story is the obama scandal.
>> yeah. and, you know, i think there's a growing number of people on both sides of the aisle that are agreeing that what we're learning about civil liberties violentses by the intelligence community during violences by the intelligence community is serious enough to really warrant a look now. i have no illusion that the russia part of this is not going to go away. there are serious issues to be resolved there, but i think a lot of people, the new york times, "the washington post," your own james rosen at fox news are all digging in and, i think, doing a good job of showing there are real issues here. and it was good to see the president acknowledge that as well. lou: james rosen, for example, knows what it's like to be spied upon and to have his civil liberties violated by a justice department. that of eric holder, we should point out, and president obama. obama himself is now perilously close to being immersed in this scandal. i mean, with the addition of samantha power to the unmasking,
if you will, subpoenas as a person of interest -- >> yeah. lou: -- this is getting broader, and it is getting perplexing which suggests that we are a long ways from understanding what really happened in this administration when it comes to surveillance of u.s. citizens. >> you're right. and, quite frankly, president obama is really at the front end of these questions, because in 2011 he changed the rules that made unmaasinging and deminimization much easier for the intelligence community. and it set in motion what we now are seeing play out in public. at some point when you know john brennan, samantha power and susan rice had access to unmasked americans' intelligence, the next obvious question is did they brief the president? did the president benefit from that? i'm certain as the summer winds on, we're going to get questions like that, and hopefully, a few answers. lou: and upcoming as well is the interrogation, if you will -- [laughter] the testimony of the former director of the fbi. >> sure.
lou: i want to get your sense of that, because it seems to me that as one looks at the record of director comey amongst the first questions that should be asked by the panel is how is it you did not bring scandal after scandal after scandal to resolution and left open files and open cases that look for all the world like political, if you will, subterfuge rather than investigative success? >> june 8th is going to be a very big day for james comey to come back to the hill and testify before the senate. and i think it's going to be a little bit, i think it could be comey versus comey, which i think some of the words he uttered previously are going to be contrasted with what he utters that day. he previously testified the fbi never felt pressured, and now we have leaks suggesting he felt pressured by the president. so which one is it? which testimony was accurate?
i think you're going to see a lot of that in that interrogation, as you said, on june 8th. it's going to to be a very big and interesting day for reporters and for the american public. lou: and hopefully, for the public interest and that of the country, because we have a lot of congressmen and a lot of senators who are getting waylaid by what seems at least to many to be tangential issues rather than the very important work of national security, foreign policy and, yes, even domestic policy. john solomon, as always, great to have you with us. >> thanks, lou. lou: thanks so much. be sure to vote in tonight's poll. the question is, does your week seem all the better because the dems, globalists and enviro-left are having a lousy week? yes, we are just that petty. and follow me on twitter @lou dobbs, like me on facebook, follow me on instagram at lou dobbs tonight. stocks rallying on the
president's decision to leave the paris climate deal. the dow shooting up 136 points today. the s&p up 18, the nasdaq up 48. all closing at new record highs. volume on the big board, 3.8 billion shares. this market continues to move ahead. that sentiment in the marketplace for a reason. it is cause and effect, and the cause i think you can look to the white house for much of it. more good news on the economy. the private sector adding 253,000 jobs last month while manufacturing activity held steady. ford shares climbing after the carmaker posted a gain in sales. gm sales down 1% on the month. and a reminder to listen to my reports three times a day coast to coast on the salem radio network. up next here tonight, the unhinged dems, the subject of my comment tear. and -- commentary. and trump today touting all of
the campaign promises he is keeping. >> cutting job-killing regulations, appointing and confirming a tremendous supreme court justice or bringing jobs, plants and factories back into the united states -- and believe me, we've just begun -- the fruits of our labor will be seen very shortly. ♪ lou: what's taken so long? we'll be talking with white house counselor kellyanne conway, our special guest here shortly. stay with us, we're coming right back. a lot more straight ahead. new parodontax. the toothpaste that helps prevent bleeding gums. if you spit blood when you brush or floss you may have gum problems and could be on the journey to much worse. help stop the journey of gum disease. try new parodontax toothpaste. ♪ when this guy got a flat tire in the middle of the night, so he got home safe. yeah, my dad says our insurance doesn't have that. what?! you can leave worry behind
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and the months -- in the months since, mrs. clinton has blamed a long list of people for her loss; a list that never, however, includes the name clinton. and despite spending $1.2 billion, or about twice what the trump campaign spent, she lost. and you remember how the national left-wing media ridiculed, mocked and hooted at donald trump when he said he didn't need to raise a billion dollars to win. he he -- he didn't and he did. the same left-wing national media that collude with the the dems, the dnc, the clinton campaign, of course, and hillary herself. even with the fourth estate that had sold out for her and a sitting president boosting her, hundt lost. yes, lost -- hillary clinton lost, yes, lost, because she was a lousy candidate and arguably a worse person. cheating in the debate, cheating senator sanders and who knows what else. and she's obviously learned
nothing from her losses. and truth is even more a stranger to her now. truth and mrs. clinton, they're simply not friends. she has offered no fewer than 24 excuses about what cost her that election. at least 24 reasons why she lost, none of which include herself or her campaign. hillary blames the fbi, comey, the russians, low information voters, bad polling, misogynysts, suburban women, facebook, netflix and the democratic national committee to name just a few. mrs. clinton also blaming "the new york times" for covering her e-mail scandal, quote, like it was parallel harbor. -- pearl harbor. clinton even declared the former president cost her the election. she said she lost because obama served two terms as president. at this point, mrs. clinton and mr. obama are both battling for media attention.
why, would be a reasonable question even as they are both battling their own brewing scandals. yes, mrs. clinton has her old ones, and mr. obama his new ones. and there is no public clamor for either of them in the, well, public mind space. and now joe biden can no longer stand it, apparently missing all that attention he drew as vice president. looking at obama and clinton and saying to himself, no more. crazy joe's now ready to grab his share of the left-wing mind share, launching his own pac. knowing joe as we all do, there's no doubt that he'll get that attention but likely not for reasons helpful to the dems or to biden. and obama has receded now mostly from public view just as we were getting used to his reentry as investigates of his administration's spying pick up more energy.
and as long as hillary keeps up her excuses tour, tired and desperate dems will simply shake their heads but not their loser labels. so be it. now the quotation of the evening, this one from george washington carver who said 99% of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses. we've noticed that. we're coming right back. president trump is withdrawing the united states from the paris climate accords. >> it is time to exit the paris accord and time to pursue a new deal that protects the environment, our companies, our citizens and our country. lou: the president, as always, putting america first. kellyanne conway, counselor to the president, my special guest here next. and this slack liner tries to walk into history. how did he do?
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saved from a deal that would have cost as much as 6.5 million jobs by one metric and some $3 trillion by another. the paris accord also would have cut production across a number of important sectors by double digits including an 86% cut for the coal industry. joining me now to talk about the president's historic announcement today, his continued commitment to the american worker, kellyanne conway, counselor to president trump. great to have you here. >> thank you, lou. lou: i have to say that this was, you know, a lot of people were holding their breath. a little trumpian suspense built into it -- [laughter] with a terrific result today. your thoughts? >> i agree. today was trump in full. this is somebody who's always talking about america first, creating new jobs, protecting american workers and the jobs that they have, protecting those industries that really are populated by the forgotten men and forgotten women. also talking about sovereignty, talking about legal liability,
talking about not adding to the $20 trillion in debt that we already have and talking also about us in this country, just stop the madness of funding other people's priorities where they're not forced or even persuaded to conform their behavior, and we're supposed to give money to, essentially, u.n. slush fund. and, you know, lou, if this was such a great idea, then why didn't president obama take it through the senate this put it through ratification? he did his end run around congress with both the iranian nuclear deal and the paris accords. if these are such wonderful ideas, such historic moments for the globalists, why go around congress? that's the way the swamp works and the way that the people that elected donald trump don't want the swamp to work anymore. lou: well, a president going to the senate with an agreement that is a treaty, in effect, and treating it as a treaty would be a reverse of just -- well, at least two president -- two presidencies, and it's just a
remarkable thing to think about. to me, what was amazing about today as the president, it was announced by the vice president in the rosen garden with everyone before him as one, they applauded the president's statements on withdrawal. >> right. lou: on sovereignty, on the american worker. on the taxpayer. the two constituencies that he mentioned. he didn't talk beyond that. there was no demographic slicing and dicing. >> right. lou: this was about the workers and the taxpayers and responsible leadership which he intends to set the standard for. >> and it's why he ran. he knows rally after rally people would stand in line for three hours to be part of a movement. not a political campaign, but a movement. a movement continues when you're president. those folks don't just want you to keep the campaign promises, this is about creating a growth economy and creating competitiveness and unleashing energy, something that president
trump promised in september a couple blocks from here when he gave his great speech about how to cut taxes and create jobs. 25 million jobs over ten years. a lot of that has to do with 4% growth rate being sustained, lou, and also energy investmentings. you can't cothat if you -- do that if you keep this country stuck from agreements that are a bad deal for america. the president also did two other things to today. he made very clear he'd be willing to renegotiate or reenter this, very similar to tpp. it doesn't mean i don't like bilateral trade agreements, it means i like ones that don't screw america and american workers. the second thing that was very clear today is it's june 1st. it's not february 1st. he took months to execute on this. why? because he did what leaders do. he took the insights and inputs and ideas of other people who disagreed with him, weighed those and came to the same conclusion.
lou: it's interesting, the reaction here. tom steyer, billionaire donor for the democratic party. let's put that up, if we could. steyer saying this -- or screaming this, whatever he did -- if donald trump pulls the united states out of the paris agreement, he will be committing a traitorous act of war against the american people. steyer, all he did was set the standard for the enviro-left, the dems who you know are flexively -- are reflexively going to shout hysterically at the president for having made a mature, responsible leadership decision -- >> well, tom steyer proved the old add imagine that the -- adage, he poured millions and millions and millions of dollars into losing causes for the political left and losing candidates based on the same kind of philosophy, the same thing he's criticizing now. look, i've got a great job, you've got a great job. i have health care benefits, i
have retirement security, i've got a lot of blessings in this world. a lot of folks occupant there do not, and that's who donald trump is thinking about. he's not thinking about the rich billionaires, the mainstream media. he made a promise to these folks. he sees the shutters being -- the factories being shuttered. the coal miners came to the white house in the first couple weeks of his presidency thank him for helping them reverse these regulations. another way to reverse this regulatory framework was today. lou: kellyanne conway, thank you so much. >> thank you, lou. lou: great to have you here. kellyanne conway. please roll the video now. a record-setting walk for this thrill seeker, samuel -- [inaudible] earning the title of the world's, well, for the world's longest slack line, walking more than 4,000 feet above eastern turkey. the daring stunt took nearly an hour and 15 minutes, a 32-year-old completing the walk on his very first try.
i can't imagine what it would be like not to complete the walk. that does not look like a viable option, to me. congratulations to him. and up next, the house intelligence committee taking aim at the obama administration's unmasking scandal, issuing subpoenas to the cia, fbi and nsa. former attorney general michael mukasey joins me here next on the potential consequences. stay with us. ♪ ♪
lou: our next guest has evidence to suggest that former fbi director james comey did not think he was the object of the a serious attempt to stop any investigation. joining us now, michael mukasey. he is a former federal judge who served as attorney general under george w. bush. great to have you here. >> good to be here. lou: it is, it is perplexing that, as james comey prepares to testify next week, he's already told congress that he never faced a serious threat or effort to block an investigation. >> right. lou: is that going to limit his credibility? >> i don't think it's going to limit his credibility. in fact, i think it'll probably enhance it. lou: really?
>> sure. because when somebody tells you, ah, come on, can't you cut this guy some slack, to say that is a serious attempt to stop an investigation when the investigation's not being conducted by the guy he's talking to, but rather by people who work at the agency and nothing can directly be affected really by talking to him or by firing him, for that matter. lou: so all of the, you know, the kerfuffle that's being stirred up around primarily by the left-wing national media, but nonetheless by, also, the dems here, the president's saying, you know, i don't think you should go forward with this. he's a great guy. that doesn't rise to the level of an issue for the president. >> that's, that's an appearance issue, and that may raise some judgment questions because it's pretty indices crete to be closing the door -- indices crete to be closing the door when you've got a meeting and you ask other people to leave
and you sit and lay that on him. that's not a great exercise of judgment, but that's not a crime either. lou: yeah. yet it's being pursued by the national media as if it were, it's being pursued by a couple of committees as if it were, and comey himself seems to like to have some taste of revenge by lashing out at, from the sources to whom he has leaked his intent suggest he wants to vent himself about the president and to lash out at him. >> well, he -- his behavior in all of this going back to the press conference in july in which he said that no responsible prosecutor, no reasonable prosecutor would ever have brought a case against mrs. clinton whereas, in fact, the evidence showed exactly the opposite -- lou: right. >> in fact, cases had been brought, although in military courts against people who paid a
huge price, some of them put in jail for doing less than she did. from that moment on, i think his behavior has really been extraordinary. he's been way outside the lines, and he's decided he's got this personal mark to make. lou: and the president even went so far as to call him a nut job. but the question becomes why has this man achieved such a popularity with congress and the senate, apparently -- at least as it's described by the national left-wing media. but he has not successfully brought any major scandal to an investigative conclusion and gone after anyone. each of these scandals has just sort of died a quiet death under the umbrella, the rubric of, you know, it's a fbi investigation, and no one can talk. nor, apparently, ever see the light of day again. >> except, of course, for the
director who can talk at will. lou: right. >> i think a lot of this, of course, goes back to his testimony involving the scene in the hospital, the melodramatic scene in which he supposedly saved the republican -- lou: with john ashcroft. >> john ashcroft. much overblown. he had, in fact, approved and continued to approve the program before and after and when only minor adjustments were made, and he himself kind of made sure that that's, that that testimony happened by meeting with a senator the weekend before and telling him about it. so, i mean, it didn't come tumbling out -- lou: right. >> -- as an accident. he's been -- lou: constructing -- >> constructing this, right. lou: well, the drama will have a lot of players next week. it's going to be fascinating. another part of the drama, and that is the issuance of subpoenas by the intelligence committee to the fbi, the nsa, the cia over the unmasking by
obama administration officials including now the u.n. ambassador, former u.n. ambassador, samantha power. this is taking on considerable heft and energy. >> that last part of it that you pointed out, the involvement of samantha power, is really strange because it's one thing to subpoena records relating to the director of the cia. that's where evaluation of intelligence takes place. that's where judgements about whether you have to disclose a name in order to make the intelligence comprehensible, that's where those decisions are made. it's another thing to say, well, the national security adviser, susan rice, might have done some of this. lou: right. >> very rarely does it get to the white house where somebody makes a decision like that. but let's assume that that's okay and that's part of normal business. samantha power was not part of intelligence community. she was not somebody who participated ordinarily or extraordinarily in those
decisions. lou: not at all in her purview. judge, great to have you with us. michael mukasey. >> good to be with you. lou: great to see you and appreciate your insight, as always. up next, president trump today blasted the economic costs of remaining in the paris accord. >> my job as president is to do everything within my power to give america a level playing field. and to create the economic regulatory and tax structures that make america the most prosperous and productive cup on earth. country on earth. lou: next, we'll be discussing the president's reassertion of america's sovereignty. nile gardiner here next. stay with us, we'll be right back. think again. this is the new new york. we are building new airports all across the state. new roads and bridges. new mass transit.
lie this is kind of fun. in our on line poll last night we asks are you surprised the house intelligence committee is going after the obama spying and unmasking scandal? 66% of you say yes you were surprised that they were actually going after the facts of the matter that were leading them to hopefully what will be for all of us a revolution of the truth. president trump signed a waiver that delays moving the u.s. embassy in israel from tel aviv to jerusalem. a white house statement said quote no one should consider
this step to be in any way a retreat from the president strong support for israel. president trump made the decision to successfully negotiating a deal between israel and the palestinians. so there you are and now joining me the director of the heritage foundation's margaret thatcher center for freedom dr. nile gardiner. it's great to have you on the show. what an extraordinary day. the president cogently forcefully laying out his reasons for withdrawing the united states from the paris agreement and the-year-old behaving like children screaming at the top of their lungs, you can't do that. oh yes the president just did it. your reaction? >> i think firstly this was a tremendous day for u.s. sovereignty, good day for the u.s. economy as well because i believe that paris agreement would be an absolutely destructive in terms of impact on the u.s. economy were
destroyed hundreds of thousands of u.s. jobs. it would have cost $2.5 trillion by 2035 according to the heritage foundation study. the impact would have been devastating. this is a good day for america when you have a president who's willing to stand up for the united states on the world stage. he's willing to defend u.s. national sovereignty and today president trump sent exactly the right message to the world that he will stand up for the u.s. national interest and as you pointed out earlier no surprise as to how the condemnation sweeping across the atlantic from europe and you are going to see the combination continuing for the next few days the next few months in the next few years as well. lou: every leader has his or her detractors. this president has mostly in this country a politically
motivated and organized detractors if you will and national left-wing media committed to that and. but listen to germany working to save our earth alone and a leader of belgium i condemn this brutal act mexico the united states leaving a dark legacy. irresponsible decision, sad day for the world from denmark. i mean what is wrong with these people and why don't they understand, before asked this question the name obama is flashing brightly in my mind. after eight years of obama they have to be stunned that a man of intellect and force and purpose and commitment to the national interest is actually guiding the nation. it must stunned them. >> i think many european have --
for the last few months and that's a good thing because they recognize we do have a leader here in the united states that will stand up for his country. president obama was extraordinarily weak-kneed and indecisive. in many ways he was quintessential european union style leader which is why so many eu like to mock president obama because he didn't stand for strong u.s. leadership and that's something that many eu leaders actually liked. donald trump does stand up at aggressively. that's going to raise the hackles of leaders in germany. lou: hackles raised and thank you president trump are doing so. nile gardiner gray tabby with us. look forward to seeing you soon. ambassador john bolton will be among our guests and michelle malkin joining us tomorrow. please be with us.
for tonight we thank you for joining us. good night from new york. to see open worthedders. guys, thank you very much. see you at home. and now here's lou dobbs. ♪ ♪ lou: good evening, everybody. president trump today announced a decision sure to rattle globalists, environmental extremists and the left-wing know-nothings who care little, if at all, about the unfair and even destruct cannive consequences of -- destructive consequences of the paris agreement on the u.s. economy and our way of life. in withdrawing the united states from the bad bargain, president trump reached out to the dems and the left to join with him in either renegotiating the paris accord or joining with him in leading the construction of a new global agreement that would be balanced, sustainable, effective and affordable, respecting american industry,