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of all the stuff day by day, day four, as sean spicer said. so we will see air force one as it takes off for philadelphia, stay tuned, we will have the coverage for you. it will be a big day of news, standby, we will catch you tomorrow. >> jon: well, as you just saw, air force one is still on the ground at joint base andrews about to take out for philadelphia, where president trump will meet his fellow republicans at a retreat, where they are all hoping to hammer out a legislative agenda. the first 100 days of the trump administration, welcome to "happening now," on jon scott. >> jenna: hayek, everybody, i'm jenna lee. >> jon: i would like to sit in the left seat of air force one one time, that would be sweet. >> jenna: we could arrange something like that, i bet you could get you inside air force one. where would you where we do expect president trump to be
shortly from now. he has set to speak at the issues conference in about an hour, so he is supposed to speak right around high noon, and he has to get to philadelphia first, so we were are following him on the way. he is likely to discuss his plans for immigration and border security, as top republicans try to find common ground with mr. trump on their legislative priorities like health care and tax reform and cutting government spending. >> jon: chief white house correspondents john roberts is live on the north line. >> good morning to you, the president should be leaving in just a few minutes or so, he was delayed because he was completing his interview with sean hannity, which you will see here exclusively on the fox news channel tonight at 10:00. a lot of interesting things that the president had to say. he will be going to philadelphia, obviously coming back a little bit later on this afternoon. tomorrow will be a big day at the white house, that is when uk prime minister theresa may visits, and the president is going to sign a couple of executive orders that need a lot of explaining, because they will get a lot of backlash from opponents of this president, and a lot of what he said during the campaign.
first of all, he is going to be signing an executive order dealing with the problem of terrorists coming into this country. this was the so-called "muslim band" during the early part of his campaign, which has now morphed into the idea of banning entry into people of certain countries. the 30 day ban on visas from certain countries, like iraq, iran, syria, yemen, libya. even if that person has of a va now, they will not be able to enter, and that will be fluid, it could change. also, 120 day moratorium on admitting any refugees from those countries into the united states, an indefinite ban on refugees from syria, but the order will also seek to create safe zones in syria, so that refugees there have a place that is safe that they can stay. going forward this year, he will reduce refugee admissions by 50%, cutting from 100,000 to 50,000. prioritize refugees going forward based on religious
persecution, implement a process of extreme vetting and implement a biometric entry and entry screening for exit and entry screening for all nonimmigrant for visitors. so somebody is coming to visit the united states and they are not here to emigrate, they will go through this biometric entry/exit screening program. also likely friday, another potentially very controversial executive order, this one is titled, "ending unconstitutional executive amnesty." we are still trying to get some details on that, but we understand that this may be the long-awaited executive order on deferred action for childhood arrival. remember, president obama signed that, it was very controversial, it allowed children of people who enter this country illegally to stay here, created the so-called so-called "dreamers." that one will need a lot of ex-clinician, because that is bound to get a lot of opposition from certain people as well. the president speaks today in philadelphia on immigration, health care, jobs, also a lot about law enforcement, then he will sign another executive order this afternoon at 4:30,
which we understand will launch an investigation into allegations of voter fraud during not only the 2016 election, but other elections as well. the president's contention is a lot of people are registered to vote in multiple states, a lot of people who are dead, and have been for a long time, are still on the rolls. as always, busy day here at the white house, but we've got you covered. >> jon: we will talk more about that immigration question in just a moment. we just saw kellyanne conway, the president's senior advisor come aboard air force one, so we expect he is not fight far behind. more now on president trump's call for a major investigation of allegations of widespread voter fraud, white house counselor, kellyanne conway my telling our maria this morning, that people do vote illegally, people who are dead sometimes, including our network -- all right, but president trump then described a much more serious problem.
>> there are millions of votes, in my opinion. now, i'm going to do an investigation -- >> you are now president of the united states. >> of course, with the voting process to be legitimate of those votes cast, none of them come to me. none of them. >> jon: let's bring in john bussey, the associate editor of "the wall street journal," michael warren is also with us, senior writer at the "weekly standard." john, everyone in washington and everywhere seems to be saying there is no evidence of voter fraud. but has it ever been properly investigated? >> you know, there are a couple of dozen incidences in states can point to it, but the democrats in congress, the republicans in congress, the secretaries of state, who run the election process, remember each state does its own election, does its own election process and systems and machinery, none of them say that there is election fraud of
anywhere close to what the president is saying. a few dozen incidences, he is talking to three to 5 million votes that were illegally cast. so the question is, why is he pushing this issue, is it just because he is trying to legitimize his election? is it because down the road democrats are fearful that this might lead to voter suppression efforts by the republican administration, keeping people from being able to vote in the future by requiring certain identity documents that a lot of people just don't have, like a driver's license. >> jon: let's get your opinion, michael, why is he pushing this issue? >> well, it's clear, and you can hear this from white house spokesman sean spicer as well, that he believes it. he believes that a large number of people cost him the popular voteublicans in congress -- because of course the house or republicans won the popular vote in the 2016 election print but i think what you're seeing here from the white house expected executive orders kind of a test case of how we might
expect policy to be made in this white house on some things. donald trump may very well tweaked out or express frustration with something, and express something a little more outlandish then is reflective by reality. and then the white house will then sort of scale back and do something much more reasonable, which is to look into if there are any voter fraud or irregularities in our voting system, which would be important to look into, doubtful that it is as widespread as the president seems to believe. >> jon: unnamed aides and associates, john, or at least unidentified, are said to say that president trump worries that the legitimacy of his election has been undermined by the fact that he believes so many illegal voters, i guess you would say cast ballots or cast a legitimate ballots. >> i guess. of those unnamed sources are saying that, that is completely
possible. he might also be concerned that his election, the language of russian hacking into the election also creates problems if he wishes to continue to focus on the election. he won the election. and i think that a lot of folks in congress are thinking, let's move ahead with policy that the republicans have been trying to put through for some time. we have a president now who is a republican, let's move there. so why is this focus on having lost the popular election to hillary clinton, is it ego? is it an issue of legitimacy in his own mind? who knows. but what happens now, after the investigation is done, what happens to the election process, that will be the key, that's what we should keep our eye on. >> jon: michael, people in both parties and independence as well should want fair elections, they want every vote counted, what is wrong, what is the downside of having one of these investigations, anything? >> that is a really good point, and i think that is what you are
seeing from the white house. messaging after basically the president tweeted this out and it's been reported talking about three to 5 million people voting illegally, they are saying listen, we do want to make sure that our voting system is legitimate, that people feel confident that their votes are being counted and counted fairl fairly. but again, the question of whether or not that large number of people, three to 5 million is a lot of people to have voted illegally, and it's a real scandal if that's the case. there is just simply no evidence for that. so again, we are seeing sort of a ping-pong here between, sort of an overstatement of a possible problem and a more reasonable solution that is sort of coming after the fact, after president trump sort of tweets these things out. >> jon: he has mentioned two states in particular, john, california and new york, those are both heavily democratic states and states in which he didn't particularly compete because he had no chance of winning the electoral votes in
those states. is that a coincidence, or are they potentially two hotbeds of voter fraud? >> you tell me. he lost both of those states, they are heavily democratic states. that is where you would want to focus any kind of sort of new efforts to make people have to qualify to be able to vote. i think michael mix a very good point that it was an overstatement on the part of the president, and now coming back, calling for an investigation seems like a reasonable thing to do. mind you, the state officials investigate this every election. and they have found a few dozen of these instances, somebody is dead, somebody has voted illegally, a few dozen, not three to 5 million of them. >> jon: all right, we will continue to keep an eye on this investigation now that the president wants to go forward. john bussey, "the wall street journal," michael warren, "the weekly standard." >> jenna: onto another big topic in the white house as we take a look at the first week, protesters coast-to-coast speaking out against a president's plan for immigration reform, specifically sanctuary
cities vowing to fight back after he proposed cutting their federal funding to crackdown on illegal immigration. our chief correspondent, jonathan hunt come alive from our west coast news. >> hey, jenna, billions of dollars in federal funding could be at risk for those cities that continue to offer protection to illegal immigrants in defiance of president trump road and california looks to be ground zero for that scandal. with state and city officials and activists vowing they will not back down. >> this is where we are the most effective! when we know that there is a violation of human rights here! this is where we excel, this is where we lead the nation and we say we will not back down. >> now the basic premise here is the local law enforcement in certain cities, l.a. and san francisco, for example out here in the west, boston and new york city on the east coast,
refused to report undocumented immigrants to federal authorities. so president trump says those cities risk losing federal cash. exactly how far the president could go in terms of defunding is a legally gray area. >> they didn't say all federal grants as far as we know. so we are looking at that closely and trying to determine in communications with homeland security what do they actually mean? >> now there is certainly a lot at stake for cities across the country. an analysis by the reuters news agency put the total amount of federal funds in play here at two and a quarter billion dollars, san francisco could lose as much as 70 million, los angeles whopping 466 million, but both of those are dwarfed by new york city, which could lose $701 million if mayor bill de blasio stands by his pledge to fight president trump on this issue.
and given the legal complexities here, jenna, this is a fight that is certain to go to the courts and could well end up at the supreme court. >> jenna: very interesting, thank you. >> jon: we will have more on that ahead. both democrats and republicans are huddling this weekend to plan their way forward, and immigrants have their work cut out for them, after president trump's surprising election day victory. so where does the democratic party go from here? we will debate. and an update to a special report investigation into a deadly epidemic sweeping the country. opioid addiction. we revisit a town in pennsylvania struggling to find an answer.
typically send up a decoy helicopter as well, so that anybody on the ground with bad intentions wouldn't necessarily know which helicopter the president is actually riding on. but we believe he is on that chopper that is about to set down their behind that big blue airplane, air force one, this will be president trump's first official ride on air force one as president. and it will be a very short one, washington, d.c., to philadelphia, probably take him 30 minutes of the most, probably more like 15 or 20 in a plane, one of the benefits of being president is when your airplane is on the ground and ready to go, the faa somehow finds a slot to let you go, and you don't have to sit there and wait on the tarmac like you do on many of the other airlines. >> jenna: funny how those things work when you are leader of the free world. there has been a lot of talk about whether or not air force one is a downgrade for president trump, considering he has his own plane, but i don't think i'm going out on the limb saying that this is a privilege of the presidency to be flying
around in a plane like that. >> jon: other presidents have said it is the thing that they miss most once they leave the white house. you know, you get bands playing "hail to the chief" entering the room, you get great food and a lot of help, but the one thing many presidents have said that they truly miss is air force one and its ability to whisk you and your party, your contingent, just about anywhere in the world on a moment's notice. so again, we are watching what we believe to be marine one and the president about to deplane from that helicopter. he will board those steps to air force one and we will get to see his first wave from those steps as president. >> jenna: there is a certain amount of tradition that goes into that, and because this is the first week of the term presidency we do like to do a little play-by-play of these moments. we did see kellyanne conway, the white house counselor to the president, already board the plane. mr. trump of course will be next, and president trump will be speaking at this g.o.p. retreat that happens every year.
this time in philadelphia. to a group of lawmakers. and it's an important reminder in a week when there is so much focus on the presidency that we do have a balance of power in government for a reason. because the lawmakers he will be speaking with, and how they will work with the president and how he will work with them, may define his presidency. we have a lot of focus appropriately on the executive orders so far by president trump. but congress controls the purse strings, and the taxpayer money that can fund a lot of these projects, so this will be the first of many conversations. this is a big official one, and his statement will be something that we will watch very closely. >> jon: co-equal branches of government as you rightly point out, and it is said that there is even some nervousness among his fellow republicans about just exactly what the agenda will be. this will be one of their first opportunities to put heads together and really focus on ways that they can move the
country forward, because that is what everyone on both parties wants to happen in washington. when the president does get to philadelphia, he's going to find some protesters waiting for him there. about 500 people have already gathered a couple of blocks from the hotel where this republican retreat is gathered, and they are apparently protesting his decision, his promise, to repeal the affordable care act. so they won't be getting anywhere close to the president, but he certainly will hear about it, if not hear their shouts from a couple of blocks away. >> jenna: as john roberts reminded us, sean hannity just sat down with president trump, and you are going to be able to see that interview here on fox news tonight. it is a cable exclusive, and if you've been following the last 18 months or so you know that sean hannity and now president trump have done a series of different interviews and often very newsworthy and give us a different picture of the president then you might otherwise see. so it's important to point that out tonight as we will be
watching for any early headlines of that. >> jon: we are about to see his first salute to the marine guard, who is stationed there at the steps to marine one. let's watch. >> jon: you might recall president obama was criticized for the manner in which he saluted the marine corps guard. as he would board and deplane from his presidential aircraft, at least in the early parts of his administration. >> jenna: and to be fair, as a navy wife, my husband had to give me a few lessons as to the appropriate way to salute. not that we did that in our household on a regular basis, i want to point out. but there is a sort of way to do that, and those things matter. they do matter. >> jon: in the military the
performance of your job is essential, right down to the little details. so again, the new president boarding air force one for the first time as president. it appears we are not going to get away. there are many things that are different about this trump administration, obviously, and that just may be one of them. whether that changes in the future we will see. >> jenna: again, part of what we are watching this weekend will continue to watch is whether or not some of the headlines, one could argue the debate over president trump's first moves are really about the substance, which is absolutely something we are looking at, but also about a learning curve, a new administration coming into office, an outsider, someone that is not used to being in these political roles and not necessarily familiar with some traditions. all of that has to be taught and learned, even when it comes to dealing with the press, and we are in the middle of that. in a new way watching it step-by-step like we've never done before with social media and otherwise. so i think it's fair to say to cut everybody a little bit of a break when it comes to some
traditions that we are all learning. >> jon: to my knowledge, there is nothing gold-plated inside air force one. that is what mr. trump has in his personal 757, but for my money, a 747, which is oh, about a third, maybe half, again, as big as a 757, with two more engines, i will take that over a 757 anytime. >> i am pleased that i am able to meet president trump so early in his administration. that is a sign of the strength of the special relationship between the united kingdom at the united states of america, a special relationship on which he and i intend to build. but can i also say to the leader of the opposition, i am not afraid to speak frankly to a president of the united states. i am able to do that because we have that special relationship. >> jenna: well british
prime minister theresa may expected to speak as well at the g.o.p. gathering today in philadelphia as we await the president's remarks around noon eastern time. she meets with mr. trump tomorrow at the white house, the first foreign leader to visit during his presidency, and also, of course, during his first week. this comes as a uk reports growth in the past quarter despite the news of brexit that will take place and prime minister mae is expected to tell republicans the u.s. and the uk can lead the world together. now gardner is the director of margaret thatcher center for freedom at the heritage foundation, nice to have you on the program prayed we talk often about the special relationship, we put it in capital letters sometimes as well for it how would you decide define the nature of our special relationship with britain in 2017? >> i think it's going to be a lot stronger now that you have theresa may as prime minister and donald trump as the president. and i do believe that the white house meeting tomorrow between the british prime minister and the u.s. president will be a very, verystrong meety
clear message that the united states and great britain will be working together to lead the world as theresa may has said. and i think that on both sides of the atlantic, we have a sense of renewal, a new sense of leading on the world stage. a brexit, of course, will be a great benefit to great britain. it will also be very good for the u.s./uk special relationship. and i think it's a tremendous opportunity for the two most powerful leaders in the world to stand united leading on the world stage and sending a very clear message that great britain and the united states will stand together in the face of an array of threats globally. >> jenna: brexit, of course, was controversial, still is at this very moment, there are those that believe in it and those i don't take it's a good idea. theresa may obviously believes in the way forward on that. before we get into a few of those specific issues now, i am just wondering how you see. when you saw the headlines, this is going to be the first meeting, this is not a formal
state visit, but the first meeting by a foreign leader. what went through your mind, and why do you think it is significant? >> you know, i think it is very, very significant. and it does send a clear signal that great britain really matters in terms of u.s. strategic interests. and the fact that it's theresa may coming over to washington and not to say for example, angela merkel, does speak volumes in terms of the importance of the special relationship between the u.s. and the uk. also, i think theresa may has emerged as a very tough, strong leader. i think she is someone who is likely to work very well with donald trump and advance common interests. and i think that you are going to see a very, very different tone struck now compared to the tone when barack obama was president, who was very lukewarm toward the united kingdom. he wasn't really a big believer in the special relationship. all of that is changing now. >> jenna: i hope you don't mind the bluntness of this question.
but what's in it for the united states? with this relationship with britain today? >> well that's a very good question. i think there is a great deal in it for the united states. great britain is by far the most important ally for america on the world stage. and in times of war and conflict, for example, great britain is always standing shoulder to shoulder with the united states. there is also a huge economic relationship between the u.s. and the uk. and great britain is the biggest foreign direct investor into the united states, 1 million u.s. jobs depend upon british investment. also there is $5 trillion worth of u.s. investment or assets held in the united kingdom, that is about 22% of total u.s. overseas assets. so there is a lot at stake as well in terms of economic cooperation in addition to defense and intelligence cooperation. >> jenna: i appreciate those numbers, i know our viewers do as well, it just underscores why this meeting is so important. i want to point our viewers to a small box that they see on the
screen, they will see it in the big bucks in just a moment, air force one is about to take off and that is something we will be watching as president trump heads to philadelphia, where, we should mention, theresa may will be to visit the white house tomorrow. there was a little bit of back-and-forth about when will theresa may meet with president trump? sean spicer mentioned thursday and friday, and quite frankly, their paths will cross in both of these days. so we will continue to watch air force one as it takes off from joint base andrews in just a moment. now, i just want to point out something that i read in a new "usa today" that was speaking about the relationship between our president and prime minister may, and a political expert in london had this to say, i will read it as we continue to take in this excerpt. he said that i have no doubt that both trump and mae will come out of this meeting and say everything is wonderful, because they are both quite lonely out there at the minute. he goes on to say that they need each other, may wants to be able to say that brexit isn't a
disaster everyone is saying it is. trump too wants a trade deal with the uk, so he won't be presented as this terrible protection is to only wants to pick fights with people. what do you think of that description? >> that is a very bleak, and in my view, very unfair description. if brexit is actually a huge success. since the referendum on brexit last year in june, the british economy has been booming. and there is every reason to believe that once britain leaves the european union it will be a huge success, great for britain, good for europe, very good for the united states as well, and for the special relationship. and on the u.s. side, i think that president trump clearly is in favor of bilateral trade deals. and he is championing a u.s./uk free-trade agreement, which is going to be very good for prosperity on both sides of the atlantic, it is going to work to the benefit of u.s. workers and british workers, it is very important, i think, that the u.s. and the uk move forward
together in implementing a free-trade agreement as soon as britain leaves the eu. >> jenna: an interesting metaphor as we take in air force one taking off on its journey as you are describing to us the way forward for these two leaders. thank you very much. what do you think of that liftoff? a >> jon: remember what i said earlier, if you are the pilot of air force one you don't have to sit there and wait. they hit the taxiway across the hold short line, turn left, and off they go. they don't have to sit there on the ground and wait like you do ununited or american american or any of the airplanes or airlines of the rest of us fly. but it will be a short hop to philadelphia, the president should be on the ground in 20 minutes or less, and, you know, that meeting with the republicans gets underway. i just wonder if he is impressed. he has a pretty nice airplane himself, as we've mentioned, a 757, but i think there's got to be something special about being on air force one with its history. so we'll continue to follow the
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>> jenna: new information now in our ongoing investigation into the heroin epidemic sweeping our nation. opioid addiction isn't confined to big cities, many rural areas are also seeing a spike in overdose deaths. here's an update now, rick? >> jenna, if you haven't lost a level and to the harriet opioid epidemic, you probably know some of the u.s. in pennsylvania like much of america, the problem is getting worst. >> not if i can help it. >> it's been eight years since carol lost her son, eric, to a heroin overdose. she mourns but still says he is better off. >> it was torture watching him, torture. >> eric's story of addiction and death has become almost routine. drug overdoses now the leading cause of accidental deaths in
america. over 50,000 a year, far more than are killed in car crashes. and opioids are the heart of it, with at least 15,000 annual fatalities related to prescription pain pills, and more than 12,000 killed by heroin and fentanyl. >> if it can happen to me it can happen to anybody. i am in the system. i see it every day in court. and i had no idea that my son was using heroin. >> bruce is the chief federal law enforcement for half the state of pennsylvania, but even he couldn't protect his 16-year-old son, eric, who died from an o.d. in 2007. >> it's not an overstatement when they call it an epidemic. it's not an overstatement when they say it's a public health crisis. >> shocking, surprising. >> william lisp and is a corner of luzern county, covering wilkes-barre and other towns in central pennsylvania. he remembered seeing one overdose death a month back in the '70s. and now, there are nine suspected ods in the first 19 days of this year. >> this has absolutely become
routine that we say put the body in the morgue and we will get to the work on monday morning. >> carol spends time with her daughter, jennifer, a recovering addict herself, and share something her son wrote just before he died rid >> his last thing is, at first it was fun, later it was a full-time job. and it was. it consumed his life, that is all he thought about. >> federal prosecutors, including bruce, have a strategy to fight the opioid epidemic, combination of prevention, enforcement, and treatment, but even he admits this will not be over soon. >> jenna: we will make sure it's a priority, thank you. >> the day is over when they can stay in our country and wreak havoc. we are going to get them out, and we are going to get them out fast. to speak of these measures are inconsistent with our values -- >> and we will have no part in their implementation. >> jon: new reaction to
president trump's executive actions on immigration, specifically his move to withhold federal dollars from sanctuary cities. which often restrict law enforcement cooperation with federal immigration authorities. let's talk about it with gregg jarrett, fox news anchor and attorney as well. so we are set for a battle, the federal government versus cities, states, individual counties. who holds the upper hand here, who is going to win? >> clearly the federal government. article one, section 8 of the constitution, gives the power of the federal government, specifically congress, the right to dictate and regulate immigration enforcement. and congress has done that. 21 years ago, congress passed a law that outlawed sanctuary cities. and president obama's own department of justice followed that up by saying not only is it illegal to be a sanctuary city, the president can legally withhold federal funds for those cities and counties that are
sanctuary cities. so president trump is simply now enforcing existing law. >> jon: so, if these sanctuary cities, i mean, many of them say we don't encourage illegal immigrants to come and stay, but if they are here and we find them, we feel no compunction to turn them over to federal authorities. can they get away with that? >> they shouldn't get away with it, and it looks like president trump is going to make moves to go after these city officials, mayors, sheriffs, police chiefs, because people are losing their lives because these sanctuary cities are not following the law. kate steinle is a perfect example, juan sanchez kept coming back to san francisco, he had been deported five times, seven felony convictions. the sheriff simply let him go after the federal government said, hand him over to us.
what did the sheriff do? he opened the jailhouse door and let juan sanchez go. he went out and he gunned down kate steinle. if president obama had been enforcing federal law and these city officials following federal law, kate would be alive today. you know, there is a statute on the books, a federal statute that says if you shield, conceal, or harbor an undocumented worker, you are guilty of a felony punishable by five years. and if that person, like juan sanchez, goes out and kill somebody, the city official can end up upon conviction behind bars for life. it's about time, perhaps, that the department of justice under a new administration, starts criminally prosecuting these city officials who are defying federal law and people are losing their lives because of it. >> jon: but it's not just san francisco, and maybe we can put up the map once again.
it's not san francisco and chicago and new york. there are a huge number of sanctuary cities and counties, and even states across the country. >> that's right, and for example in the big cities, like new york, chicago, philadelphia, los angeles, san francisco, they are all very defiant, almost daring president trump to come after them. and it looks like he has, with this executive order, now made the first move to do precisely that. and look, if you are new york and you get seven to $8 billion every year from the federal government, and suddenly that is withdrawn, that may be a reason to start reconsidering your position as a sanctuary city and complying with federal law and all of these requests by i.c.e.
to hand over these people who have committed crimes. >> jon: but what is to prevent bill de blasio, mayor of new york city from saint, okay, feds, we are no longer a sanctuary city. wink, wink, and he gets money and doesn't enforce the law. >> then it's up to the federal government to prove individual cases in which they didn't hanover people after they had a whole put on them. again in san francisco, juan sanchez, perfect example of it, it doesn't matter what the city official says, it is what the city official does command that was a clear-cut case in which they defied an order from a federal immigration authority. >> jon: the battle has just begun. gregg jarrett, thank you. >> jenna: the election of president trump isn't just a victory for his campaign, but it's open the floodgates for a series of other republican victories. today marks the day were a tone is set between the executive and legislative branch. we are going to take a closer look to see if this relationship will be fruitful or full of pitfalls next.
>> jenna: president trump scheduled to speak at the annual republican retreat in philadelphia, as republicans huddle to hammer out their agenda, which they say is so ambitious it's a 200-day plan. >> we feel that we have an obligation to make good on the commitments we made in this campaign. we are trying to fix people's problems in this country. >> jenna: with control of the white house and both houses of congress, republicans have an opportunity to implement their policy ideas. a real clear politics article titled "the world turned upside down" summed up what we are expressing this way. on november 7th, experts were forecasting a republican civil war, a disgraced presidential candidate, a lost senate, and a liberal supreme court for the
next 30 years. two days and an election day later, the world flipped. republican majorities in both houses, overwhelming majorities in the state legislatures, and with governorships and a likely slew of supreme court vacancies, haven't been in a better position since the 1920s. the columnist for the "washington examiner"" and poster as well, it's good to have you both. and what a description. when you take it in. where we've been over the last several weeks. kristin, just how do you see the landscape, because this is going to be a very important address by president trump to his fellow republicans, ended in a very public way, but the way he sees the next 100 or 200 days. how significant is this moment? >> i think it's a very significant moment. everybody loves a winner, and winning the white house is the biggest prize in the land. and donald trump did it by talking in a way that sounds different from some of the messaging that republicans normally deploy.
you have a lot of folks that are up there at that retreat in philadelphia who are looking at this new president, understanding that there are some issues on which the president and congressional republicans may not 100% agree, maybe there is 90, 80% agreement, but they will have to figure out what to do about that remaining ten, 20%. but are really trying to figure out, for my voters back home, among whom trump is some cases very popular, what do i do if he says look, i want you to spend a couple billion dollars on infrastructure or on the wall? if i am so many that stopped president obama's spending, what do i do when it's president trump asking for it? these are the debates that i think will unfold in the first few hundred days. but because president trump has just won the biggest office in the land, i think you will get a lot of deference. >> jenna: marjorie, you can draw some interesting parallels to president obama and how he entered and how he had a certain amount of power and sway with lawmakers. if you can reflect back on that time period, what advice would you give republicans? i know you are on the other side of the aisle, but as you see this relationship come together, what would you say about how to
be effective? >> well i think it's the same truth as how can a leader galvanize their party and how can they get alignment. and from my understanding, paul ryan was actually organizing republicans prior to the election with a very concrete agenda, specifically around tax reform. and what has been kind of an upset or surprised in the last six days, and it will be interesting to see in the coming year, is how and if they are able to align with trump, because he is from the outset without really working with the house and senate, taken the lead on things like the immigration and building the wall, taken the lead on dismantling the aca, and i think in some ways, sort of forced the house and senate to start thinking rapidly. and more in a rapid response. and i think alignment and transparency is very, very important in leadership, and i think that is where it is sort of a wait and see to see if and when trump will choose to join the congress and try to work with them instead of having it be a push and pull. >> it is a really interesting point you made, and kristen, your thoughts, you have
certainly heard a lot of talk from president trump, we will get a big interview tonight was sean hannity. as far as specifics for policies, there are questions about where he stands on a few issues when it comes to the actual language. so what do you foresee as the potential challenges? >> well i think it's going to be up to congressional republicans to fill in the details on a lot of these things, because it is congress' job to pass legislation. i know we've had president trump signing a number of executive orders in the last few days, president obama governed very heavily through executive orders, but ultimately it is supposed to be up to congress to write policy and send that policy to the white house to be signed or vetoed. so it will be up to these congressional republicans to fill in the gaps on how do we handle tax reform? do we do a border adjustment, a tariff, something else? on obamacare, do we repeal or repeal and replace right away? do we repeal and replace later down the road? these are details that will have to come from congress. so they will have to take a leadership role as well, not just defer to everything trump wants, because in some cases i
think donald trump knows broadly what he wants but not the details. >> jenna: and they have to go back to their constituents and actually come face-to-face with them, so there will be questions to be answered. marjorie, i'm sorry to cut it short, we are watching a live picture as well as donald trump's arrival, and we will be right back with more.
>> jon: some new information now on america's reputation in the eyes of the russians. recently, anti-u.s. sentiment was running high in russia. but now, with a new president, things appear to be turning around. amy kellogg live in moscow. >> hi, well recently, anti-american sentiment here was at 80%. now it is below 50%. a lot of people will tell you that has to do a lot with propaganda on state run tv. but we spoke to an independent
pollster today who said that there has been a gradual change here going on. it doesn't have to do, necessarily, with the advent of president trump and his positive messages about the united states, but that certainly has helped. rather, when you look at it here, they say that there has been a slow evolution, that propaganda and anti-american rhetoric has been ratcheted down as russia having got what it wanted in crimea, decided it was time to get read of sanctions and back in the good graces of america, and this change in tone was a way to prepare people. now speaking of propaganda, veteran russian analyst vladimir poe's nurse is a u.s. media is guilty of sending out a consistently bleak picture of russia, and he said he should know because he knows from spin. >> i've said this many times, and it's something i'm not proud of. and even though i did believe in what i was saying for a long time, that still is not, in my
view, it doesn't forgive me for what i did. because propaganda basically is a lie. >> he says thanks to the period of the cold war, the subject russia has an emotional kick to it so it's easily to bring back that old confrontational sentiment. he says that is unfair. >> there are many things i don't like about what russia is like today, and i'm not a big fan of mr. putin. it's in comparable to what it was in soviet times. >> now, if vladimir looks familiar to you and some of our viewers, it's because he did that tell a bridge with phil donahue back in the '80s on the eve of class notes and aris troika, when the situation was starting to really relax between the two countries, but that was really something nobody expected at the time, so i think the message from moscow is anything
is possible in the weeks and months to come. >> jon: amy kellogg reporting live from moscow, thank you. the 747, air force one, just about to land in philadelphia, president trump's first trip just ending on that plane, we will be right back with more. what makes this simple salad the best simple salad ever?
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