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"special report" is up next. sympathy but no apology, president obama walks a political tight rope at hiroshima. this is "special report". good evening. welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. ing the world to, in his words, ponder a terrible force unleashed, the president did not mention how that terrible force may have saved a million american lives possibly lost if a ground invasion of japan had been necessary. but his visit and his words had significance at home and abroad today. our correspondent is traveling with the president and reports tonight from hiroshima. >> reporter: it was a
culmination of seven decades long walk for restoration and reconciliation and finally if only for a brief moment a painful past gave way to the promise of a hopeful future. it was a powerful moment drenched with emotion and draped in history when a survivor's embrace came to symbolize more than generations could imagine. >> 71 years ago on a bright cloudless morning death came from the sky and the world was changed. >> reporter: become the first sitting u.s. president to visit hiroshima, president obama called on a world to have a moral akin memory of those killed by nuclear weapons by having the courage to end their use for good. >> we may not realize this goal in my lifetime. but a persistent effort can roll back the possibility of catastrophe.
>> reporter: despite concerns from some veterans groups back home the president did not offer an apology for america's use of the atomic bomb that killed 140,000 in hiroshima, another 74,000 two days later in nagasaki and injured over 100,000 others. >> their souls speak to us. they ask us to look inward. take stock of who we are. and what we might become. >> reporter: his remarks come less than nine months before the end of his presidency, a seemingly natural book end to a speech he gave in pragmatic back in 2009 during his first year in office. >> as the only nuclear power who has used a nuclear weapon the united states as a moral responsibility to act. we cannot succeed in this endeavor alone but we can lead it. we can start it. >> reporter: analysts question whether the president's soaring rhetoric matched the reality of his time in office which they say has seen the global nuclear
athlete increase not decrease. >> rush is designing a weapon that can wipe out an area the size of texas. china are sending nuclear armed submarines to sea. >> reporter: new pentagon figures underscore this point. under the obama administration they reduced their nuclear stockpile less than any other presidency. even hopeful intentions versus stark reality. >> kevin, thank you. the debate is over. apparently over the debate between donald trump and bernie sanders. late this afternoon trump issued a statement saying it is not happening. to tell us why, what it all means is chief washington correspondent james rosen. good evening. >> reporter: donald trump has said he would debate sanders if someone donated 10 million to a
suitable charity. today sand ears campaign manager said two offers came in from broad networks with sizable contributions to charity each acceptable to sanders. trump however said in a statement about 90 minutes ago that despite the quote easy payday it seems inappropriate for him to debate the second place finisher in the quote rigged democratic primary. a morning event at the home of chicken and waffles in oakland allowed democratic presidential front-runner hillary clinton to engage community leaders and show off her mastery acquired of decades over child care policies. >> school very often the principle community institution. >> reporter: even in the elevated setting clinton couldn't resaft jab at presumptive nominee donald trump. >> we don't want a bully in the white house. >> reporter: clinton told reporters he thought the whole idea of trump debating her rifle bernie sanders was a joke but insisted she can use such a
setting to show trump as dangerous. >> i'm very much anxious to be on the debate stage with him. >> we need a political revolution. >> reporter: stomping in san pedro sanders urged his brothers and sisters to give him a win on june 7th. >> with your support we can go into the democratic national convention with a great deal of momentum. and we can come out with the democratic nomination. >> reporter: sanders again attacked clinton for being too cozy with super p.a.c.s and wall street and bristled on jimmy kimmel life when he played a clip of clinton saying he was already done. >> does that make you mad seeing that? >> just a pinch arrogance there i think. unfortunately the people of indiana are a couple of weeks ago, the people of west virginia, the people of oregon who gave us a pretty good
victory don't quite agree with secretary clinton's assessment. >> reporter: apprised of trump's withdrawal of the proposed debate during a stop at an oil field sanders wondered what became of the big tough guy persona. >> why don't you want a debate here in california. >> reporter: with clinton's lead over sanders in california shrinking her campaign tells fox news she's planning to spend most of next week in new jersey betting a subsidize win there on june 7th will wrap up the nomination for her with the rest of the country already asleep they say before the results are even final in california. >> we'll have it covered. all three presidential campaigns in california tonight. hillary clinton and bernie sanders are still fighting as james mentioned over the democratic nomination. ahead of that state's primary june 7th while republican donald trump is also in the golden state to sow the seeds of a hope for upset in the general election in november. chief political correspondent
carl cameron is with the trump campaign in san diego tonight. >> reporter: fundraising and rallying supporters in fresno, trump blamed california's drought and regulation on environmentalists. >> you have some people that really want to just get in the way and i don't cho if it's their ego. >> reporter: trump blamed the water problem to protect endangered species. >> we're going to open up the water so you can have farmers survive. >> reporter: trump is drawing huge crowds his make it up as you go is behind when it comes to the years if not decades of grassroots organizing the clinton camp has done. state gop officials across the country raised concerns with the republican national committee but the party is the focused on the july convention in cleveland a week grassroots ground came weakens any campaign. trump has a lot of organizational work to do in red states. he's boosting beating campaign.
>> i think we'll win in california plus i have property here, plus employees here. >> reporter: some of the other targeted states were won by president obama in 2012. trump knows he has a problem with women voters and now courts them daily. >> i love women. but believe me, i love women. i love women. now with men i'm setting records. that's why i'm leading. the men, the men, i'm setting polling records. they've never seen numbers like this. the men like trump. i rather have the women like trump. the hell with the men. >> reporter: trump's crowd here is 10,000.
outside some civil disobedience and some violence beginning. it cube late evening here. and mr. trump's decision today announcement he won't be debating bernie sanders really isn't that much of a surprise. some trump insiders hinted early last week that this was really sort of a bluff. that trump was really having fun, laying it out there to rev up his crowds and there was an in ancillary benefit of getting under hillary's skin. another of hillary clinton's confidants went on the record about her e-mail scandal. this comes in the shadow of the inspector general's report. kathryn harris has the latest on some documents that we're seeing this week for the first time. >> reporter: mrs. clinton said she handed over everything the inspector general's report cited three emails that directly related to the set up and management but not among the
more 55,000 pages released to the public. the omission is not a big dale said the state department. >> this is not a new, some new revelation that there are other emails out there. to the extent there are additional emails we'll continue to release those publicly. >> but the missing emails provide insight into why clinton wanted the private server in an effort to control her record. in 2011 huma abedin suggested clinton get a government e-mail account. but it's searchable under the freedom of information act. she said she was concerned mother-in-law communications would be accessible. other emails detailed a suspected hacking attack. her chief of staff gave a deposition about their e-mail practices and how they decided which emails should be turned over. federal judge took the unusual step of allowing these interviews as part of a freedom
of information lawsuit. a newly released transcript from an earlier deposition shows long time state department official thought clinton was using personal e-mail to stay in touch with friends and family and saw clinton checking her blackberry in the hallway of the state department's executive floor. >> using a blackberry was against executive rules. secondly using a blackberry in or near a secure facility like the executive suite of the secretary of state could compromise secret information. >> the use of pdas is not permitted on the executive floor and no waiver was granted. fox asked for further clarification but the answer did not, seems to contradict what we heard at the briefing. >> we'll follow it. clinic's foundation headquarters in new york apparently was not overly welcomed to at least one
state department gaptor. fox news obtained a picture of what appears to be the clinton foundation guest list for december 14th last year. it shows clinton foundation instructed security to hold and not allow upstairs a special investigator who said he would be stopping by. that's the state inspector general investigator. the clinton foundation tells fox news it has no record the investigator ever showed up and that it does not allow people upstairs without an appointment. state department says it's policy is not to comment about personnel. he is still not acknowled acknowledging the role of islamic terrorism but he's admitting something else. that the americans killed fighting isis died in combat. semantics concession. but there is still plenty of confusion what is going on in iraq. our correspondent is here to try to clear some of this up. >> good evening. president obama says three u.s.
service members killed in iraq fighting isis died in combat. the administration and others had previously called the deaths of the men combat deaths. in a written q and a with stars and stripes the publication says it appears for the first time the president has communicated himself writing quote these three men were killed in combat while supporting local forces in iraq. he admitted the american fight designed as a support role against isis in syria and iraq continues. pentagon says u.s. backed forces are fighting 15 to 20 mines north of raqqah, effective isis capital. pentagon says u.s. military advisors are only aiding those forces. however pictures taken by an international news agency, afp, appear to show american troops operating near the front line. the report cites democratic forces field commander claiming u.s. forces were presents at all
positions along the front. the pentagon denies the u.s. has a primary combat role. >> before they go somewhere they ensure that wherever they go enemy contact is not likely. or that it's unlikely. since world war i we knew where the front line was. >> several u.s. personnel wearing the insignia of the kurdish people's protection unit. turkey used them as a terrorist organization. following turkish objections the pentagon says wearing those patches is untowards ainsproept. iraq announced a plan to retake fallujah. iraqi forces have not entered fallujah. recent coalition air strikes killed an isis commander and 70 fighters there. >> thanks. we'll follow that. up next, it's arrived in america. a superbug that experts say
could mean the end of the road for antibiotics. alarming story about all of that coming up. first here's what some of our fox affiliates around the country are covering. fox 21 in greenville, south carolina where they are keeping their eyes on a low pressure system between bermuda and the bahamas. it has a high chance of growing into something bigger tomorrow. officials are wang in the carolinas and georgia to stay alert. fox 28 in cedar rapids, iowa as the supreme court ban prison sentence of life without parole for juveniles convicted of first degree murder. they ruled in the case of a 17-year-old who has little chance for rehabilitation. orlando, one of the big stories there tonight, the libertarian party convention comes to florida. former republican governors gary johnson and william weld are the favorites seeking to form the ticket. that's our live look from outside the beltway in hey, need fast heartburn relief?
the gathering of hundreds of thousands in brazil will speed the global spread of the zika virus and lead to more birth defects. the games begin august 5th. imagine hospitals filled with patients whose infections are resistant to the strongest antibiotics. routine procedures would carry a risk of death. this is not a summer blockbuster movie script, it is a very real possibility that has health officials staying up nights and we're one step closer to it according to them. laura ingal has the alarming story. >> the medicine cabinet is empty for some patients. it's the end of the road for antibiotics unless we act your gently. >> a drug resistant bacteria is now here in the united states. doctors say it is so powerful they can't even fight it with what's known as the antibiotic of last resort, a drug named
colistin. >> only one left for what i call nightmare bacteria. >> doctors with the centers for disease control said the discovery was made last month when a 49-year-old woman in pennsylvania tested positive with a rare strain of e. coli after going to a military clinic with symptoms of a urinary tract infection. while this is the first case here the bacteria has been seen in humans and animals in china, europe and canada but the pennsd no travel history in the last five months. >> we need to do a very comprehensive job protecting antibiotics so that we can have them and our children can have them. >> last year president obama tasked several agencies to be part of an advisory council on combatting antibiotic resistant bacteria. one of the goals is to help be in -- under take new research. coordinated public health response is under way to try to
prevent its spread. health firms are working to identify close contact of the pennsylvania patient they also are trying to determine if any of them are at risk of transmission of the bacteria. as for the woman herself we know she isn't currently in a hospital but no additional details are being released. >> federal reserve chair janet yellen said an interest rate increase would be appropriate in the coming months if the economy keeps growing. however the latest gdp shows an annual growth rate of just 0.8%. that's the weakest pace in the year. it was revised up to 0.5. stocks were up today. the dow was up 45. for the week the dow gained two percentage points. the s&p was up 2.25. nasdaq finished almost 3.5. critics call at any time thought police, and could they be knocking on your door soon?
if you're hitting the roads for the memorial day weekend you can expect plenty of company. aaa expects some 38 million travellers on the highways this weekend. gasoline price for are memorial day are at an 11 year low. the national average is $2.32 a gallon, substantially lower than five years ago when it hit almost $4 a gallon. president obama justice department may be going after your business if he does not like the way you think about global warming. some critics are calling it political persecution and says it's already under way. our correspondent explains. >> under president obama the
department of justice has done nothing so far about the climate denial scheme. >> reporter: in march rhode island democratic senator shell didn't whitehouse made that remark to loretta lynch. within days democratic attorney generals from dozen states fired off subpoena seeking records from climate change skeptics. >> we engage as our mission in public advocacy way more a chilling effect it's a freezer effect. >> reporter: exxonmobil was subpoenaed by new york's attorney general seek 40-year-old in house research about fossil fuels and climate. information might hurt shareholder value. >> we have to see what documents are in there, but certainly all of the claims would have some form of fraud. >> reporter: exxonmobil's response? >> the answer is a simple no.
>> reporter: on may 25th five republican senators demanded doj cease it's use of law enforcement on stifling private debate on climate change. >> the attorney general of the united states should not be threatening criminal investigation with respect to anyone who chooses to exercise their first amendment rights. >> reporter: first amendment rights aside accusations of distorting climate science for political use runs both ways. >> computer models say there should be dramatic warming and yet the actual satellite taking the measurement don't show any significant warming. >> senator 95% of the scientists concur and agree there's global warming. >> reporter: that 97% figure like so much in the science of global warming is the subject of vigorous debate. the competitive enterprise institute is fighting back asking a d.c. court to fine the government for violating its
first amendment right. >> thank you. another story from capitol hill. not even the people of puerto rico can agree on a way out of the territory's economic crisis. senators there are overriding the governor's veto of a bill preventing new and increased taxes. here in washington american lawmakers face a deadline for helping puerto rico head off a disaster. peter doocy tells us where we are. >> reporter: puerto rico has a problem. in debt and barreling towards a default on july 1st. now congress is trying to save the commonwealth. >> what we're trying to do is to put the house in order. to bring stability to the government of puerto rico. it is collapsing. >> reporter: this week a key house committee approved a bill that forms a new seven member oversight board with authority to restructure puerto rico's debt and reject its budget proposal. it would let puerto rico put off some payments on the debt until
next year and lower its $7.25 minimum wage for younger workers, something the white house doesn't like. >> it doesn't seem to make much sense a they bear the brunt of poor fiscal decision that were made by people they don't even know. >> reporter: the president backs the bill and has bipartisan support despite an aggressive lobbying effort by opponents. >> puerto rico is out of money. who will bail out puerto rico? washington says you will. >> reporter: but since the bill doesn't spend any federal money speaker of the house paul ryan has a lot riding on this bill as it requires a lot of democratic support pass says criticism is misguided. >> we got this bill exactly where we wanted it. we wanted to make sure the restructuring works and it's done in a way to prevent any taxpayer bailout. >> reporter: don't expect the bill to breeze through the senate. >> the bottom line is i don't believe being jammed for bad bill. so our goal here is to wave our
possessed the means to destroy itself. we've come to ponder the terrible force unleashed in the not so distant past. but among those nations like my own who hold nuclear stockpiles, we must have the courage to escape the logic of fear. and pursue a world without them. >> president obama and hiroshima, japan today. let's talk about the implications here from what he said and what he didn't say. let's bring in our panel. jeffrey goldberg national correspondent for the atlantic. "fortune" magazine ninja east meastman and charles krauthammer. >> your thoughts on what he said. >> it's more what he didn't say. he was explicit about not apologizing. he didn't refer to the war. he referred to the concept of war. and the evils of death and
destruction but it was a very important move for him leaving the presidency. he's been obsessed as we know for years with athlete of nuclear weapons. he wanted to remind the world of what they can do without talking about who did what to whom so that was interesting. >> the federation of american scientists weighed in on this speech and the specific focus on nuclear weapons saying mr. obama's visit to hiroshima takes place in the shadow of his nuclear weapons legacy. the obama administration has reduced the stockpile less than any post-cold war administration. the amount of war heads dismantled in 2015 was lowest since president obama took office. there you see president obama 13% during his time. he talks about and has talked about this for quite some time. >> eliminating nuclear weapons. by the way it's not just president obama. it was a bipartisan thing, a lot
of former republican officials saying they want to eliminate nuclear weapons, but i think there's a dangerous moral equivalency when you start focusing on american stockpiles, for example. you know, the 30 years leading up to the dropping of the bomb on hiroshima, 80 million people were killed in two world wars. with the american nuclear leadership, the last 70 years there hasn't been a world war. and, you know, yet you also have these bad actors with nuclear weapons which is where in my mind we should be to concussion. north korea is very realistic to think about them launching astr. you that have always unstable pakistan with nuclear weapons there. you have potential nuclear weapons falling into the hands of terrorists. you have potential of iran getting a nuclear weapon even with the nuclear deal. you lose focus on this conversation about nuclear weapons and the real danger and
athlete of nuclear weapo threat of nuclear weapons when you focus on american stockpile. >> charles you wrote about this how president obama is a foreign policy idealist. >> we saw it today. here's a guy who went around the world when he's inaugurated, i don't want to use the word apologize but confessing of long history of americans maltreatment of indians, including guatemala, the list is very long and it's sort of -- he closed the circle of that apology tour today in hiroshima and to say it wasn't a formal apology, course he wasn't going use the word and yes, he did speak of war in the abstract. he did it in hiroshima. you want to do a speech about war in the abstract you do it in pragmatic which is what he did in 2009. when you do it in hiroshima of course you're talking about world war ii, you're talking
about american dropping the bomb and the implication is that we have a sense of guilt about not an overt apology. this is a visit he should have made next year as a private citizen in which case he can speak like a naive private citizen. what other way is there of dealing with nuclear weapons other than the logic of fear, i.e., deterrence, eliminating them is never going to happen and will weaken us. do we want to be without nuclear weapons when there's a nut case, there's bullies in iron acquiring them. of course not. the president speaking as president representing the united states, i thought it was implicit apology dishonored our nation. not something he should have done. >> two quick points. the first is that it doesn't bother me the visit to hiroshima. on the other hand, i would say
it would have been nice to have let's call it a coordinated uncoordinated sequence of events in which the japanese prime minister had gone to pearl harbor, for instance, and directly apologized or indirectly apologized for sinking the "uss arizona" and then have the president go her shim skra. there's another point. this is realistic politics. this is not idealistic politics. japan is a treaty ally. japan is one of our most important ally in asia. this is a conservative japanese prime minister. and he wants to buttress this relationship as does president obama to contain china. so if this is a hurdle, small hurdle bath hurdle you have to get over then president obama did a realistic thing by strengthening the u.s.-japan relationship. >> the people of japan didn't want an apology they want to make sure the u.s. has their back. they are defending them. >> both things are true. they want recognition of the
horror of nuclear war. that's more important ultimately given north korea and china. they are traditional foes. >> it was fine for him to go and not apologize and offer condolences. what's interesting the condolences lack context, historical context. i've gone to hiroshima and nagasaki. there's absolutely no reference to how the decision was made. the brutality and atrocities of imperial regime. the condolences he offer to people were victims of that regime. >> germans are good at acknowledging their past the japanese not so much. >> if you want to strengthen the japanese-american alliance and assure our allies there's dozens of way to do it. stop the chinese in the south china sea other than dishonoring our decision to end the second world war. second point is the chinese, the
japanese are famous in asia for not apologizing for the other degradation and for us to be showing the way with this needless apology of something we have nothing to apologize for to nation that has refused to do what the german, for example have done, i think compounds the error. >> next up, the lightning round, vp candidatep?p?h
>> i heard he was going to debate then i heard he was not going debate, then i heard he was going debate. now you're telling me that he's not going debate. you know, i hope that he changes his mind again. mr. trump is known to change his mind many times in a day. and i would, you know, trump goes around. he's a bully. he's a big tough guy. well, mr. trump, what are you afraid of. >> senator bernie sanders reacting to a statement by donald trump saying there's no debate between donald trump and bernie sanders. the campaigns were talking behind-the-scenes about it. for about a couple of days. but it's not happening after a release of a statement in which donald trump said it seems inappropriate i would debate a
second place finisher. he says as much as i want to debate bernie sanders and it would be an easy payday i'll wait to debate to first place finisher in democratic party probably crooked hillary clinton or whoever it may be. donald trump there. quickly down road with the panel about this, jeff. >> i have an unfortunate weakness for circuses. i love a good circus. i kind of wish i could have seen this. the only serious question i would have asked is how would trump box sandsers in to defend hillary. would it have been an anti-hillary fest or bernie i have to defend her. >> the ratings demand i would have loved to seen it. >> i would have missed it. it would have been in a boxing ring. two guys coming out dancing and wearing trunks and silver coat and each has a corner man and i see larry david as the second e.
>> okay. we are -- you may have seen, heading to a place that is very familiar. it's a different position. vice presidential candidate casino. and we're going to start with the g.o.p. charles still has a few chips after a tough run in the presidential casino. >> all my chips are borrowed. >> donald trump, who is he going to pick? >> gingrich 30 bucks. thune 25. scott brown 20. kasich possible 15. corker 10, susanna martinez, unfortunately, is off the list. >> nina, $100 in chips. where are you going? >> i specifically did not put newt on. i put 40 on corker for his foreign policy experience. i put 20 on christie. i put 2 on rubio who is trying to figure out if he wants to run for re-election as senator or not. in addition for his kind words for trump and dark horse joni ernst.
>> well, i have chris christie at 40 because nobody is trying harder. marco rubio at 20 bob corker at 10. the truth is i should put 90 on the field. the thing is donald trump doesn't know so how could we know? >> it will be close. it could be survivor at the convention. like an actual show. all right, democratic side of the v.p. casino. jeff? >> tim kaine at 35. i just think that he is the most obvious choice, democratic governor in a state, centrist. brown, senator brown at 25, mainly because it's like having elizabeth warren or beashedz without actually having to have them which is something that hillary doesn't want to do. elizabeth warren at 15. castro at 15. hickenlooper 5. senator amy klobuchar a personal senator at 5. >> this is assuming hillary clinton is the nominee.
>> i want to say that for bernie sanders people out there. >> i did not put the obvious on on this list. >> you are so wrong. >> i know where -- she is like this. >> you are so wrong. i put 80 on sanders. she needs a united party to defeat trump. it's hard to see how she is going to get that without putting him on. and she is going to be spooked by potential loss in california, which is going to move her in that direction then i put 10 on castro housing secretary. double down on latinos. corey bookie media savvy, senator from new jersey, sorry. he is -- he would bring along the obama that coalition. >> sanders would be a good choice except he turned it down. undo the entire purpose of
his campaign. hickenlooper is also a good choice with you won't fit on a bumper sticker. the logical choice is sherrod brown because is he elizabeth warren and sanders. >> senator from ohio. harry reid said he didn't want to a senator replaced by a governor. harry is on his way out. he isn't the one who is going to decide. which is why tim kaine is the alternate as jeffrey said, there is a democratic governor in virginia so democrats wouldn't lose a seat. labor secretary perez, elizabeth warren would be a last resort if she is really in trouble and then the field. meaning we have no idea. >> wine, women, and song is what you are saying. >> i used to do that. i remained depressed. it hasn't helped. >> here is the losing of the week me for timing. winners and losers gets cut. that's it for the panel. up next preparing for the weekend. i wanted to know where my family came from.
finally tonight, this is the beginning of memorial day weekend. unofficially usually marks the beginning of summer. many of you are heading out to cookouts, ball games, family get togethers. but please take a moment as tens of thousands of people are doing cemeteries around the country to remember what this day is supposed to be about. remembering, not forgetting. those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for this country. given their lives while serving in the u.s. military. it was originally called
decoration day as people would decorate the grave stones of those lost fighting in the civil war. today evolved to become memorial day to commemorate american military personnel who died in all wars. this day is about remembering the soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, the coast guardsmen who died in defense of our country and even, unfortunately, those numbers continue to rise. this year, seven u.s. service members have died overseas. two just the past three weeks. so this weekend around the country, from homemade lawn displays paying tribute to the men and women who lost their lives in iraq and afghanistan, to gold star military families making an annual trek to place flowers at a loved one's grave and reflect on their lives, that is really what memorial day is about. >> memorial day becomes a holiday and you forget about
all the veterans passed away or killed in combat. >> represent what our country has done. to me it's amazing to come out here and, you know, honor them for what they did. >> very brave and served a long time ago. >> a long time ago and as i mentioned even in recent weeks. we need to do a better job of bringing you more of their stories. for all the families of men and women who died in service to this country thank you for your service and sacrifice. the country owes you a lot. it's a debt we as a country can never really row pay. but this weekend, in between the barbecues and the pool time, we can choose to remember you. fair, balanced and still unafraid.
welcome to this special edition of "hannity: clinton versus trump." these two candidates appear to be headed for a historic clash in the general election. tonight for the hour, we're going to show you what a clinton versus trump 2016 matchup would look like. take a look. ♪ >> he doesn't mind if other countries get nuclear weapons. he has said, let's go back to torturing people. >> i haven't even started with crooked hillary yet. we haven't even started. >> what trump says about foreign policy is not just offensive,