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please join us and a reminder to follow me on twitter. good night from new york. cheryl: here are your market movers at 5:00 a.m. meeting over, president trump walked out of an infrastructure meeting and blasted house speaker nancy pelosi for accusing him of engaging in a coverup. his message is legislate or investigate. the new fight in washington and what it means for the 2020 presidential race. president trump meeting with farmers today, he's expected to a announce a second aid package worth $15 billion as the trade war with china rages on. we'll talk to one ceo who says history needs help now. boeing 737 max jet in focus today with agencies and airlines around the globe set to meet to figure out what went wrong and
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how long it will take to get the plane safely back in the skies. everyone needs a little r and r every once in a while. you won't believe how many americans are calling out of work sick because they exercise. it is thursday, it is may 23r may 23rd, "fbn: a.m." starts right now. ashley: good morning. u.s. stock market futures, lots of red. trade worries with china really starting to spook investors who believe maybe this is more of a long-term standoff. you can see the dow down 170 points. in asia overnight, all red arrows, the shanghai and hang seng china both down 1.5%. in europe, lots of red arrows. the ftse, the cac 40 and the dax
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in germany all lower by more than 1%. cheryl: maybe i should have called out sick. i didn't work out yesterday, so i'm here. ashley: that's why i never call out sick. i guess i don't do enough exercise. cheryl: we've got a workout for all of you this morning. welcome to "fbn: a.m.." good morning. i'm cheryl casone. ashley: i'm ashley web semiconductowebster.cheryl: prd out of a meeting with democrats to discuss the country's infrastructure needs. ashley: blake berman has the details of what happened. >> reporter: in the matter of 100 minutes, the political die dynamic in washington became crystalized. it started with nancy pelosi walking into a meeting with house democrats about a way forward in dealing with president trump and possible impeachment and after that he meeting, she said this. >> we believe that no one is above the law including the president of the united states and we believe that the president of the united states is engaged in a coverup.
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>> reporter: an hour later, pelosi and chuck schumer came into the west wing to talk to the president about infrastructure. that meeting ended within a matter of minutes with president trump speaking his mind, turning around and then walking out of the room. the president then held a brief press conference in the rose garden. >> i walked into the room and i told senator schumer, speaker be pelosi, i want to do infrastructure. i want to do it more than you want to do it. i'd be really good at that that's what i do. but you know what? you can't do it under these circumstances. so get these phony investigations over with. >> reporter: shortly after that, schumer and pelosi went before the cameras on capitol hill with schumer saying he thinks that was the president's intention from the get-go. >> it's clear that this was not a spontaneous move on the president's part. it was planned. when we got in the room, the
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curtains were closed. the president -- there was place for him at the front so he could stand and attempt to tell us why he wouldn't do infrastructure. and of course then he went to the rose garden with prepared signs that had been printed up long before our meeting. >> reporter: in his rose garden comments, president trump said there can be one of two tracks going forward, either the investment track, essentially both parties working together, or the investigation track. back to you in new york. ashley: blake, thank you very much. nancy pelosi trading sharp words with white house counselor kellyanne conway after president trump least the room. conway asked pelosi if she had a direct response to the president. pelosi said she was responding to the president and not his staff. cheryl: staying with the president, he is going to meet with farmers who have been hurt by the trade war with china. that's going to be today. a source tells blake berman an
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estimated $15 billion relief package will be announced at the meeting. ashley: jeff flock has details. >> reporter: you're looking at some of the richest farmland in america. look at this brown, black dirt. isn't that something? that is some of the of most productive farmland. it's ready to go. farmers right now are ready perhaps later today to hear something about some aid because of the impact of the china tariffs. lynn worshime farms literally thousands of acres in illinois. the tariffs have killed prices and you've lost personally, what is it, half a million dollars? >> yeah, the tariffs cost us -- when you add it up, it's around $600,000. everybody's nervous where this is going to go. we want to be able to grow a crop and receive a fair price for it. right now we're not getting that.
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>> reporter: we're hearing farmers are losing confidence this will work out. we got almost 700 responses. we found a third of those surveyed are starting to lose confidence. another third, confident. another third, not confident at all. everybody agrees that farmers are taking a disproportionate part of the hit here. something that was contributing to the trade surplus is now not really even helping with the trade deficit and that, we found also, may have some impact on how farmers vote going forward. lynn, a lot of farmers, it's country, it's trump country, people that were supportive of the president but we're hearing that maybe people are starting to lose a little bit of faith. they like the president but they don't like what's happening on the farm. >> yeah. rural america has been very supportive over president trump and we're all just getting very frustrated with how these tariffs and how these tariff negotiations and talks are going. we're just trying to hang on.
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>> reporter: lynn, thanks. i leave you with two other comments we got from the sur ray we a allowed farmers to -- survey, we avowed farmers to write something in. one, the trade situation sucks for my family but sometimes what's best for the country isn't best for you. farmer hanging in. another one, i really don't know what to believe or whom to believe. i'm hoping a deal can be reached but, you know, i worry that this administration won't get it done. farmers with different opinions about what's going to happen but they all agree right now, not good times. ashley: indeed, jeff flock, thank you very much. we'll be taking a closer look at the white house plan to help farmers when agriculture secretary sonny perdue joints maria bartiromo this morning on "mornings with maria." that is at 8:00 a.m. eastern. cheryl: a lot to talk about there. well, we're still focusing on huawei and the problems. they're getting bigger. japan's panasonic says it's halting business with huawei to comply with u.s. restrictions
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and u.k. based chip design company armies also suspending its business with huawei. the ceo of arm telling our own liz claman, armies complying arg with the latest restrictions and is having ongoing conversations to ensure we remain compliant. south korean media is reporting the u.s. is urging seoul not to use huawei products as well. ashley: the battle over the president's tax returns intensify as treasury secretary steven mnuchin gets grilled at a house hearing. new york passed a bill that would allow congress to obtain the president's state tax returns. cheryl: only in new york. hillary vaughn is on capitol hill with the details. >> reporter: good morning, ashley and cheryl. treasury secretary steven mnuchin finding out he has something in common with democrats in congress. hhe has not seen president trump's tax returns either.
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congresswoman alma adams pressing mnuchin, asking him what the president is hiding. >> do you know what he's hiding? he doesn't want anybody to see them, certainly not -- >> i don't think he's hiding anything. >> so you don't know? >> right, i don't know anything about his tax returns. >> all right. why haven't you complied with chairman neil's request? >> because i think that would be unlawful. >> reporter: house financial services chairwoman maxine waters got what she was looking for from the hearing, mnuchin saying he has not talked to the president or anyone in the white house about handing over the president's tax returns to congress. >> seems to be somewhat clear that we do have the ability and the right to have that information. >> we've been advised, based upon constitutional issues, that it is not legal for us to pursue it. and we are -- this is nothing to do with anything else. >> reporter: democrats may not even have to go through the irs to get a sneak peek at some of trump's tax return info. fox news confirmed that the new york state senate passed a law
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that would allow congress to access the president's state returns. a progressive advocacy group that helped push the bill through the new york state assembly cheering the vote, writing in a statement, in order circumvent the stone wall, lawmakers are providing a new avenue to obtain the crucial financial documents. as soon as the bill becomes law, all chair neil will havman neilo do is ask. it is headed to the governor's desk. if he signs it he will be making a lot of democrats' dreams come true on capitol hill. cheryl: thank you very much. here are other headlines making news this morning. the american taliban fighter captured months after the september 11th attacks is going to walk free today. john walker lynn joined the taliban sometime before 9/11 and was with them when the world trade center and the pentagon were attacked. he was also present when a group of taliban prisoners launched an attack that killed a cia
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officer. he was captured in 2001. he served 17 years. starting today, he will be on supervised release for the next three years with strict restrictions, many not happy about his release. today the pentagon could lay out plans to send up to 10,000 u.s. troops to the middle east. they want to beef up their defenses against iran. they haven't made a final decision and no i and no word ie president would approve the request. an amtrak train that derailed back in 2017 was going more than twice the speed limit when it crashed. that's according to the national transportation safety board which said the deadly accident was caused by the failure of multiple agencies. the train crashed on its first day in operation, killed three people. ntsb is blaming inadequate planning and insufficient training, adding the accident was fully preventable.
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ford is developing self-driving delivery vehicles for a 2021 launch but there's a problem. ford says a bunch of people are too lazy to make the trip to the curb to pick up their orders. seriously? ashley: are you kidding me? cheryl: this is real. so now they're testing a robot to unload to carry the stuff to your door. it can carry up to 40 pounds. it can even walk up your stairs. are we that lazy. ashley: apparently so. let's take a look at how your money is doing this morning. a lot of red ink. it's the trade concerns. could there be a protracted fight against the u.s. and china. still ahead, president trump has had it with all the investigations and he let the democrats know it during an almost meeting yesterday. the question is, will the dems
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ashley: president trump walking out of a scheduled meeting on infrastructure with top democrat leaders, we know that. the president saying he will not work with them until they drop all investigations and just before the meeting house speaker nancy pelosi said the president is engaged in a coverup. democrats also say the president's walk-out appeared scripted. washington examiner commentary writer sirraj hashmi joins us now. to me it feels like any bipartisanship is doomed right now because i think the democrats' their main strategy is investigate, investigate, investigate and then we have nancy pelosi saying coverup. doesn't appear to me they'll be working together on anything, anytime soon. >> the idea that trump white house and democrats can actually get together and work on something seems to be all but an a facade at this moment. the term coverup by nancy pelosi seems to be a calculated one.
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coverup seems to be an umbrella-like term which house democrats or democrats at large can use to say that the trump white house is obstructing their investigations. a term like obstruction wasn't working. switching over to coverup works because they can use it to say that they weren't getting anything substantive done on their investigations and if they do get something done on the investigations and it doesn't produce the desired result, they can say it's a coverup as well. it's a win-win for their base. ashley: the question is how does this play out for the rest of the country as we look at the 2020 elections. a cbs news poll says 53% of people say let's drop it and move on, 44% say continue to investigate. clearly, this plays to the democrat base. for the country as a whole, is this a good strategy for democrats? because they certainly can be pointed out as saying look, you weren't interested in moving this country forward, all you wanted to do was continue to hate the president and find a way to bring him down.
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>> some believe the democrat strategy to impeach president trump regardless of the results of the mueller report, i wouldn't say regardless, actually, if it actually met the standards of the high crime or misdemeanor, then president trump should arguably be impeached. democrats have not yet met that standard definition of what it means to impeach a president. so it only becomes more d divise for the country, it's more partisan because you have republicans like justin amash who hasn't liked president trump and you don't have many of those rank and file republicans like basically a chuck grassley or a lindsey graham or mitch mcconnell who would sign onto that. so it seems to be a wasted effort. ashley: thanks for coming in. thank you for your points this
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morning. we appreciate it. >> appreciate it, ashley. cheryl: we have to take a look at the markets right now. we're looking at a pretty big selloff this morning in the futures market. right now, the dow is down 188, s&p down 22, nasdaq down 83. between political and trade war tensions, markets just really sinking this morning. and also coming up. we've got the investigations into the crashes that grounded the boeing 737 max. they're still going on. but what one top official is saying now about the amount of time it may take to get those jets back in the air. then more legal trouble for stormy daniels' former attorney, michael avenatti, more charges. we'll tell you, coming up next. ♪ because you're hot then you're cold. ♪ you're yes then you're no. ♪ you're in then you're out. ♪ you're up then you're down. ♪ you're wrong then it's right.
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cheryl: two key hearings on the boning 737 max jet are today as the acting head of the faa is not willing to predict when the plane's going to be cleared to fly again. let's bring in mike boyd, president of boyd group international many good morning, sir. >> good morning. cheryl: in your opinion, and i trust your opinion very much, when do you think that the 737 should be back in the air? >> let's keep in mind that three american pilot teams said it was safe before. i think what this tweak that boeing has made, i think it could be back at any time. we have to work through the administrative and political issues. that probably will take to the end of the summer. cheryl: daniel elwell appeared,
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basically it appears he undermining the industry now, reversing course and saying, look, i know boeing has been doing test flights and they've done hours and hours of 737 max flights, now he's saying it could be a long time, i don't know, we've got to go through processes, talk to global regulators. this could go into the end of the year, possibly. does that seem like a reasonable timeframe to you? >> i think the acting faa administrator does have an issue in front of him where we could fix the airplane, make it 100%, as it probably is already but it's the process he brings up. he's right. it's the political aspects of getting the caac in china to come on-board, to get the canadians to come on-board. there's so many policies involved in this. the safety of the airplane is secondary to the political aspects. cheryl: the quote that he gave yesterday, if it takes a year to find everything we need to give us confidence to act, it takes a year, question i think has a lot of people -- let's talk about
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today. you're going to have a con fab in washington, where you're going to have regulators from around the world. it was supposed to be a review, sort of signoff. now it looks like it will be some meeting to go over and brief everyone on where we are. isn't that a bad sign as far as getting the jet back in the air? >> yes, i think it is not a positive sign because it's now politics and political issues and intrigue that are going to take front and center rather than whether this airplane is really safe and can get back in the sky. it's one of those things, that again, it's more than just the airplane now. it's global politics that are coming into play. cheryl: you mentioned politics. but also thinking of the internal politics at the faa. the agency is under fire, probably rightly so, for giving so much power to boeing to basically self-regulate. when that first came out in the wall street journal, a lot of people were mortified by that. should we be surprised by that or is that kind of standard operating procedure?
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>> well, we've got to put this in context too. the that has been done where the faa does take the word of the engineers. it goes back and forth. the faa is not sort of like the principal at the school that has all a answers. when boeing comes and says this is the way this system will operate, the faa generally speaking is not qualified to say no. cheryl: you would hope they would be because they're the faa. we should add that the united airlines ceo said when the plane is back in the air, the first flight, he's going to be on it. there's going to be a crisis of confidence on the jet when it does return, whenever that will be. it's t going to at least be the fall. ashley: let's check in with the markets this morning. cheryl: or not. ashley: it doesn't look pretty. the dow off more than 200 points, the s&p down nearly 1%, nasdaq off 91 points. it could be a big selloff at the beginning. we'll see. still ahead, as tensions mount between the u.s. and china over
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cheryl: we've got a selloff in the premarket that's actually escalating right now. global stocks slipping amid political tensions in europe, a trade war that seems to have no end in sight between the u.s. and china. the s&p is down 26 and three quarters, nasdaq down 95 and-a-half. really the tech heavy nasdaq, you want to watch the chip
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makers, they've been taking a big hit with all the stories coming out. in asia, it's red across the board. european markets as well. politics center stage there. the ftse, cac and the dax all in the red. ashley: could be an ugly start to the day on wall street. treasury secretary steve mnuchin said he's open to new trade talks with china as long as the negotiations can move forward based on previous negotiations. he says the administration will look at possible exemptions for some consumer goods on the latest round of proposed tariffs. >> we're going to have a 301 process and look at exceptions that impact certain consumers, people talked about diapers and other things, if they can't be sourced otherwise. we're going to be very careful on this. the farmers are being personally retaliated for political reasons. ashley: the trump administration is weighing tariffs on about $300 billion in chinese products in addition to
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what we've already had. let's bring in danielle demartino booth to talk about the fed. why don't you go first. cheryl: we'll talk about the issues with china right now. 173 companies including nike, foot locker and undera armor wrote an open letter to president trump earlier this week, urging him to immediately remove footwear from the pro he'proposed tariff on chinese goods. the letter said the tariff would be catastrophic for consumers, our companies and the american economy as a whole. and that as an industry that faces a $3 billion duty bill every year, we can assure you that any increase in the cost of importing shoes has a direct impact on the american footwear consumer and it really is going to. let's bring in the president and ceo of the footwear distributors and retailers of america, matt priest. it's great to have you here. >> good morning. cheryl: the industry as a
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whole, there's been some movement and they've been moving manufacturing out of china, but only at a 40% rate. the footwear companies have been very clear. we can't just pick up and make shoes in vietnam. it don't work that way. they're also saying, i want to get your take on this, that the u.s. consumer is going to pay dearly. >> absolutely. its n often avoidable -- it's an ofteanunavoidable fact, the conr usually pays. whethere's unmistakable correlation. we've been paying duties since 1930. we had a $3 billion duty bill last year. a and so we are kind of the poster child for how consumers are impacted by duties. cheryl: let's talk about the numbers here. shoes that are actually -- pairs of shoes produced a year, 25 million. there's 230 factories, 333,000 workers and it's an $81 billion plus industry we should adhere. what's interesting about this,
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if you look at the companies on this letter, nike, teva, it's interesting. there's some of these guys that are saying that there could be 100% increase on the prices. a $20 pair of shoes is now $40. >> that's right. the letter is kind of a cross-section of every type of footwear company, from major footwear brands as you've indicated all the way down -- we have independent retailer that's have signed the letter as well. it shows the vast impact. one example, there's a shoe, a plastic shoe l sold at a walmart that will have a 93% duty rate if the president proceeds with the 25% increase on our duties. to us, how could you charge working american families almost 100% duty rate on the shoes? cheryl: what is the job impact here in the united states? obviously we're talking about a lot of jobs in china that could
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be lost. what about the u.s. impact? are these companies going to have to start laying off people in a move to cut costs to try to not raise prices 100%? >> absolutely. we've heard that, both anecdote cliff and -- anecdotally and across the board for some companies. the margins are already tight. when you add this cost structure, in a short-term way, and the fact when you add this to something in the next p month or two when costs were determined six, eight months ago, there will be a challenge on how to pass that on to the american consumer. it will be immediate. that will have an impact on jobs. cheryl: you can't really stock up now. it's summer, too late for the holidays. we would love to have you back. this is a huge industry, very important for the american economy. >> i would love to. thank you so much. cheryl:.ashley: policy makers y
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were comfortable with their patient approach on whether to cut or raise interest rates. dallas fed president robert kaplan telling our ed lawrence that he thinks the gdp will still grow at 2 and a quarter to 2 and-a-half percent by the end of the year. inraiinflation, cap plan said kd remain below the target. >> technology and globalization are having a muting effect on inflation. we don't think that's transitory. we think that's here to stay. ashley: our next guest says we're arriving at a point of confidence or lack thereof in the financial markets. danielle demartino booth, ceo and director of intelligence for will intelligence and a former dallas fed advisor joins us now. good morning to you. >> good morning. ashley: we've arrived at a points of confidence you say, or lack thereof, for the financial markets. explain. >> the trade and the tariffs talk has been going on for so
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long now that there's a cried wolf element to what comes out of the white house and the lack of progress that we're seeing. at the same time, there's a very vital argument to be made, if you look at container board shipments, if you look at the fact that e-commerce has been down four of the last seven months. we are an a amazon nation. we shop online. if you look at container boards, there's several indicators that suggest that inflation is truly going to stay below the fed's 2% target as president kaplan was saying. that means that the fed should be in a bit more of an accomodative stance. they stood pat yesterday and did not give markets any hint of a rate cu account even though mars continue to price in the rate cuts before the end of the year. ashley: so you worry that we could japan, deflation is the word that could be used. >> that's the risk. ashley: if the fed doesn't make any moves this year and until we get to 2020, that could be seen
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as an error in the history books. >> i think there's consensus that december was a policy error, that it was a rate gone too far, that the fed over-tightened. if they're not going to reverse that 2019 -- there was an important word in the fed minutes, that a few participants saw inflation was not going to be transitory, that it would stay well below 2%, we could not see the fed potentially make a move until 2020. that is not market-friendly at all. ashley: you talk about market-friendly, the gridlock we're seeing in d.c., the divide between the political parties, is that okay for the markets? because they can say d.c., get your hands into the financial world, they're okay with that. >> we've come down to a matter of confidence at this point. and how much can investors take, how much can they put on their plates? the fed is not playing ball. the trade talks are basically
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stalled. don't put one more thing on investors' plates. i think that's why we're starting to see some protracted weakness in the stock market. there's only so much we can take. ashley: that's very true. >> with the markets still very near all-time high. ashley: they are. we should remember that. cheryl: edward lawrence is going to interview san francisco's fed president live today at 12:15. great to see you, dan danielle. we've got other headlines to bring you. europeans will be voting starting today for their next parliament. this is happening in the u.k. these elections being highly scrutinized as the nation wrestles with plans to leave the e.u. the elections come as some want to rein i reign in the e.,u.'s .
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shares of avon soaring after natura agreed to buy the company. avon's been under pressure from the rising popularity of online beauty sales. michael avenatti vowing to fight back after being charged with stealing more than $300,000 from his former client, stormy daniels. he's accused of forging documents and keep money intended for daniels as part of a book deal. he faces more than 400 years in prison on multiple charges. a dreaded hangover from exercise, more than half of americans have suffered a workout hangover that has forced them to stay inside all day, according to a new study by one poll. the post workout pain causing more than one in four people to skip out on work. because you know, that's a thing. ashley: that explains why i never call out. i'm always here.
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an exercise hangover. all right. cheryl.let's take a look at thea action on wall street this morning. a lot of red and gaining momentum, the dow off 250 points, down about 1%. s&p and nasdaq also down 1% or more. we'll have more on that. coming up, tensions on the border with one democrat making a wild accusation about conditions there, are politicians just using the crisis to score points with voters? and this story, tornadoes tram martin luthetrampling three stas overnight. at least three people were killed, thousands waking up to definite adevastation as thousae for flash flooding. we'll track the latest when we return on "fbn: a.m.." with all that usaa offers
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call usaa to start saving on insurance today. ashley: we've been watching the futures just drop and drop. we're down now 249 points on the dow. good for a 1% drop. s&p down 1%. the nasdaq down 1 and a third percent. maybe we can come back of before the open, but continued problems with the trade issue with china, really starting to spook investors now who believe this could be a protracted fight and that could obviously impact the economy. cheryl: we were talking during the break, it's europe as well. it's the parliamentary elections --
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ashley: the rise of the pop lift party, what could do to the e.u. infrastructure. cheryl: we're on it. we're also on what happened yesterday. there was a fiery exchange on capitol hill. lauren underwood called migrant child deaths in u.s. custody an intentional policy at the border, this came as we learned that a sixth child died in u.s. custody last year. ashley: todd piro joins us live now. democrats are trying to score plight l call points i guess off -- political points i guess off of tragedy. >> reporter: the death of a child a tragedy when ever it happened. that didn't stop lauren underwood from insinuating that the dhs played a role in killing a child. that didn't sit well with the dhs chief. >> with five kids that have died, 5,000 separated from their families, i feel like and the evidence is really clear that this is intentional, it's intentional. it's a policy choice being made
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on purpose by thissed administration and it's cruel and inhumane. >> that's an appalling accusation. our men and women fight hard to protect people in our custody every day. >> reporter: the comments so upsetting, they were actually taken down from the record. nevertheless, members of the 2020 democratic field trying to score political points off the tragedy. elizabeth warren in a statement, quote, congress and the public deserve answers about the steps you're taking to protect children in cbp custody. people are dying and they must do more to end the string of tragedies. beto o'rourke calling it a coverup and he's demanding a complete investigation into the child's death. the president weighing in on the immigration crisis as well, tweeting democratless don't want to fix the loopholes at the border, they don't want to do anything, open borders and crime. meantime, the white house pushing back against a bloomburg
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report claiming less than two miles of border wall has been built so far. a senior administration official telling the daily caller there are currently over 120 miles of new or replacement wall being constructed and that the bloomburg article is simply wrong. ashley: interesting stuff. todd, thank you very much. cheryl: we are monitoring u.s. futures this morning. we've got a selloff and we're really seeing an escalation in selling, we were down less than 200, now we're down 242. we're pushing session lows in the futures market for the dow. s&p down 28 and-a-half, nasdaq, 99. a lot of this china trade and there's tensions in europe as well. back here at home, people across missouri are taking shelter as violent tornadoes tear across the state. first responders are going door-to-door in jefferson city, missouri right now. is there any relief in sight? we're going to bring in janice dean, coming up next. ♪
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thanks for the ride-along, captain! i've never been in one of these before, even though geico has been- ohhh. ooh ohh here we go, here we go. you got cut off there, what were you saying? oooo. oh no no. maybe that geico has been proudly serving the military for over 75 years? is that what you wanted to say? mhmmm. i have to say, you seemed a lot chattier on tv. geico. proudly serving the military for over 75 years. you ok back there, buddy?
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ashley: people across the midwest on high alert right now as violent storms move across the region. cheryl: let's bring in senior meteorologist janice dean live in the fox weather center. it's been a rough night, janice. janice: yes, we have deaths reported with several tornadoes across missouri, a severe weather outbreak over the last 72 hours, from texas all the way up to illinois. we have tornado watches still in effect for parts of missouri through illinois, up towards indiana. tornado watches meaning the conditions are favorable for tornadoes. we have severe thunderstorm warnings within the tornado watches and the severe thunderstorm watch and a lot of lightning with this. people are urged to stay indoors. the severe threat continues today for 40 million people stretching from techs as all the
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way -- texas across the ohio river valley intoorks the northeast and mid atlantic. parts of pennsylvania could see strong winds, hail, isolated tornadoes throughout the afternoon and this evening. so a big area of concern as we go through the next several hours and then we have to worry about the flooding potential across situations that have dealt with flooding for the past several weeks. so unfortunately flash flood watches and warnings are posted for some of those areas that were atbected b affected by tord certainly a lot of rain this spring so far. cheryl: thank you so much. we are praying for those people, by the way. ashley: especially the big storms at night. you can't see them, just hear them. coming up, still ahead, apple says it has a way to keep your sanity when you're shopping online. we'll have details coming up. and two tv classics back on the tube for one night only. but were audiences happy to see them? we'll have the details coming up
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cheryl: everyone talking about this morning, jennifer hudson sang jefferson's song. ♪ ♪ >> amazing. cheryl: one of the producers are hoping to create a franchise out of this by revealing tv shows. >> classic stuff. you know annoying ads, apple says they may have a way to stop them from bothering you. [laughter] >> come on, we you know it works, you search for something
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you want to buy, apple wants to change this. this is how it works, you search for something, perhaps all of this information about you that has been handed over to the website developer and advertiser and the person that running web browser, you searching for something and doesn't attach anything that would be brought back to you, everybody gets their money but nobody knows it was you that was searching for it. the ads would stop following you ashley: at least in theory. cheryl: new reports some people in china are embarrassed to own a iphone? >> yes because of ongoing trade dispute. people who work for huawei say i can't pull an iphone out of my pocket in a meeting with executives --
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cheryl: i get that. ashley: little bit of iphone shaming, indeed. >> we don't have that problem in the u.s. cheryl: no. ashley: great stuff. you can watch bret in fox news 24/7, siriusxm 115. cheryl: that means all day. maria bartiromo, mornings with maria is now. maria: good morning, everyone, thanks for joining us, happy thursday, it is thursday may 23rd, your top stories just before 6:00 a.m. on the east coast. trade and political tensions hitting markets this good morning, farmers take a hit, they have headed to the white house today, we have the prevow coming coming up. gridlock in capitol hill. president trump ruling out infrastructure deal while democrats continue to investigate saying he engaged in
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cover-up. violent tornadoes hitting missouri causing catastrophic damage to jefferson city. british prime minister can reportedly announce designation in the last few days following backlash of latest plan to exit the eu. another look at american consumer this morning when best buy reports later today, we have the numbers, mornings with maria begins right now. ♪ ♪ maria: serious selloff underway.
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