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meanwhile, we are so glad you were here, greg gutfeld. >> greg: i had a pleasant time time. >> kennedy: pleasantness is contagious. >> jon: can >> we will see you at five on "the five," we will see you back here at noon. "happening now" now. >> jon: a fox news alert, president trump is in the city of brotherly love right now, and so are the protesters. to speak to set to red dress address lawmakers gathered in philadelphia for a policy retreat, mr. trump expected to talk about some of the new initiatives he wants to work on with congress, we are covering all the news "happening now." >> i could wait a year, and i could hold off the wall but i want to build a wall, we have to build a wall, we have to stop drugs from pouring in, we have to stop people from just pouring into our country, we have no idea where they're from. >> jenna: president trump wants to move forward right now with one of his biggest campaign promises, a former senior border patrol official on what that could mean for illegal immigration and security.
plus, prosecutors allege an arizona man helped to recruit a college student who later died fighting for isis, but will cryptic online messages help prove their case? and, where they intentionally sink the ship, open up a whole new world of underwater exploration, that is all "happening now" ." we begin with a fox news alert that we are awaiting the president to address republican lawmakers in philadelphia, as he works to put an a vicious agenda into action, welcome to the second hour of "happening now," i'm jenna lee. >> jon: i'm jon scott, he will be taking to the opponent materially, even with a g.o.p.-controlled congress, president trump is taking nothing for granted, as he tries to win over rank and file republicans. topping the administration's to-do list, obamacare, immigration reform, and securinf securing our country's borders. as we just learned that mexico's president nieto has canceled his white house meeting with president trump, scheduled for next week. this amid growing tensions with
our neighbor to the south. also in the works today, president trump is expected to sign an executive order on voter fraud. and it's another milestone day for the president, he boarded air force one for the first time since taking office, and took his first trip as commander-in-chief. peter doocy is live in philadelphia where the republicans are gathered for their annual retreat. >> and president trump just got here, he wants to talk in a few minutes to republicans in congress about the kind of laws they need to pass to help him make campaign promises come true. so far, from what we've heard from g.o.p. leaders, the agenda is dominated by obamacare repeal and replace with something else. and also tax reform. and our understanding, based on what these leaders are telling us, is that these are two things that are going to get done in a hurry. >> we aspire to get most of these big things done by the august recess, because that is when congress does most of its legislating. >> but there is also a lot of
talk about building a southern border wall. speaker ryan said today the money for its construction is going to come from congress, and then they will leave it up to president trump to try to figure out how to get it back from mexico. but mexico's president does not like the sound of that. he just backed out of a trip to the united states next week. we had been hearing him flatly denied for months that his country would ever pay for the wall, and now he is tweeting to essentially say that this morning, his team informed the trump white house they will not be attending a business meeting next tuesday with the president, but they reiterate their willingness to work with the u.s. on deals that would benefit both the u.s. and mexico. so that, obviously, making a big splash. of the press secretary sean spicer telling a pool reporter on the tarmac here in philadelphia a few minute's ago, the white house is going to look for a date to reschedule that meeting, and that the line of communication for mexico to the white house is going to stay open. the g.o.p. retreat also readying for a visit by the british prime minister, theresa may, it's going to be the first time many
republicans here have ever had a chance to listen to prime minister maia, and hear how she is going to frame the big issues of the day, there will also be a press conference, a joint press conference down in washington tomorrow with the prime minister and president trump we are told as part of the first ever visit by a head of state to see the 45th president. >> jon: peter doocy live in philadelphia with, where the president is expected to speak momentarily, thank you. >> jenna: for more on this let's bring in chris locke, anchor of "fox news sunday," and just so we can put our viewers, orient them into what the day was posed to look like, we were expecting to see president trump around noon, i do see some people sitting down near the podium, so perhaps we will see him speak momentarily, but waiting and watching for the remarks. one of the things that we said as we open up the show today was moving the agenda of president trump into action. what is the most crucial piece to making that happen? >> well, in terms of what house and senate republicans are
saying, and i think they are probably all on the same page, obamacare, that is what they are talking about as the top priority, which is to repeal and replace obamacare. that has been a bone of contention between the white house and congress, because some people in congress have been talking about repealing and replacing separately, and that got a lot of blowback from people concerned that you are going to tear down one system without having something to replace it. president trump has said no, we want to do them both at the same time, that is going to be hard to do. replacing is a lot more complicated than repealing, but yesterday house speaker paul ryan talked about trying to accomplish both of those things this spring. so that is certainly a top item. so is tax reform, and as you just heard in that clip that peter doocy had, they are talking about trying to accomplish both of those before the august recess. if you can get tax reform and health care reform in these next few months, given the way congress works, given the fact that you've got to confirm a lot
of members of the trump cabinet and that he's got to also have a supreme court nominee, that would be a lot. and then you've also got infrastructure there. and of course building the wall. >> jenna: talk to our viewers a little bit more about that, chris, because i think we continually say this is a very aggressive agenda, a very aggressive agenda, but nobody is really explain why its aggressive and why we don't get more things done in washington, d.c. why did those items seem to be such big ones, why do we attach that word to it all the time? >> because it is a lot. these are big items, they are complicated items, their contentious items. and even though the republicans have control of both the house and the senate, they can't do all of those things without getting some democratic support. take something like the wall. the president in his executive order talked about beginning to build the wall and we are going to take some money that we already have sort of sitting around. i don't know and some big bank account, we will start using that. but there is talk that the wall could talk cost ten to $20 billion, that will mean a congressional appropriation.
yes, republicans could get that through the house, although there would be some conservatives who would be upset about that because if you don't pay for it, then that expands the deficit. and there are some budget hawks who won't like that. but then you get to the senate, where you're going to need to overcome a filibuster. are you going to be able to get eight democrats were going to vote ten to $20 billion to build a wall that is very controversial? that is just one item. but you add to that obamacare, also some of that is going to have to get democratic votes. tax reform, very catholic it appeared infrastructure again, a budget buster. talking about hundreds of billions of dollars. those are all complicated items, and each one of them is a heavy lift. and just, quite frankly, you are in danger in congress of overloading the circuits, having too many things going at one time. i have been around a long time, congress doesn't juggle too many balls at the same time very well. >> jenna: that is interesting, and they are on a different election cycle as well, they will have to go home and answered to their constituents about the progress of some of
these projects. i would like to rely on your expertise in washington for this next questions. certainly there is a lot of talk about how complicated some of these issues are, but a lot of it comes down to personality as well and the ability of individuals to work together. what is your sense based on who you're speaking to in washington about how the crowd that we are seeing on our screen there, republican lawmakers, are receiving a president trump and vice versa? >> well, the answer is it's complicated, as they say. i'll give you an example. some of the stuff that is in the trump agenda, republicans like a lot. some of it they have differences of nuances that my guess is could be worked out. but there are some heartburn that some of the things that president trump has said this week. his talk about maybe reinstituting waterboarding, john soon, one of the topper vulcans in the senate, very uncomfortable yesterday at a news conference. also the talk about an investigation of voter fraud, a lot of heartburn there on that. and when we talk about all these
very serious items of the agenda that are complicated, it would be a tough list to get them all down, you start adding the things that a lot of republican congressional leaders think are kind of off the point, like waterboarding, which has been kind of adjudicated by congress. they said it's against the law, it's been decided. and voter fraud, a lot of them think, let's not get misled by those kinds of things, let's keep our eye on the ball. obamacare, tax reform. building a wall, infrastructure. the kind of things that were key items not just for president trump, but also for those republicans in the room there. >> jenna: interesting point that you may come again as we pay attention to the room and the moment that it is, chris, there is an interesting column written by victor davis entitled "the world turned upside down." i just want to point up to the viewers that the roomful of republican lawmakers were some of those who thought that a president-elect trump was going to be disaster for the republican party. and victor davis hanson points
out in his article today that is exactly the opposite happened, when you look at reelection for the house, for the senate, for governorships, and even state legislatures. talk to us a little bit about that. it's an interesting turn of events. to victor davis hanson's title, the world is turned upside down. >> well, yeah. first of all, a lot of these folks didn't think that trump would be their nominee. a lot of them didn't think that he would be elected president. a lot of them didn't support him when he was running and had differences of opinion, but he is the president, and i think most of them are happy and ready to declare victory in the sense that there's been a big republican agenda that has been bottled up for eight years, things that they wanted to accomplish that they knew if they passed in the house they couldn't get it through the democratic minority in the senate. and if they got it through the senate than it was going to be vetoed by president obama. so they are thrilled at the idea of being able to work with this president, even if he wasn't their first choice. but on the other hand, there are some differences of opinion.
i think that 20 to 25 districts that hillary clinton won where the republican won, and those folks don't owe president trump a lot. in other words, they won in districts that the democrat carried, so they didn't come in on mr. trump's coattails. and they may feel that they can go their own way, as we've seen before over the last two years, there are some real splits inside the republican party, especially in the house between the so-called moderates or establishment and the people who are more conservative, the so-called freedom caucus. so there are splits inside the party, it's not like everybody is unified and marching in lockstep, but generally speaking, i think they are pretty happy with the big items that president trump is proposal far and they would love to see some of this not just get bottled up, part of a g.o.p. agenda, but actually be passed into law. >> jenna: chris, we are watching senator james langford give an opening prayer, understanding this is a part of the program, we are expect them president trump to speak around noon eastern time, so we are well beyond that. just after 1:00 eastern time
now, it is our understanding there will be a prayer. we also expected to see speaker paul ryan is well before we see president trump, but again there are a lot of things that are fluid now, and we will leave room for anything to happen, as we've learned best to do with some of these live events. chris, going back to the point you're making about about the republicans being open and perhaps anticipating a president trump and a way to get through some of the big agenda items themselves. if you can reflect back on that. period of barack obama's administration, when he also had a wide sweeping democratic support, as well as a fair amount of energy from the rest of the country, he was able to pass obamacare, for example. but when you look back on that time, what do you see are some of the pitfalls for the white house and our legislative branch being of the same party, and not necessarily emerging from that. on skates? >> it's a very good question, let's look at obamacare, because in that particular case you have
a democratic control of congress that was much bigger than republicans have now. you had for the first year until teddy kennedy passed away in massachusetts, you had 60 votes. you had a filibuster-proof majority in the senate, in addition to democratic control in the house. and a very popular president. and it still took until march of 2010, so another word it would be like passing something not this march, but a year from this march, taking 14, 15 months to pass it because even though you have this big democratic support, there was still a lot of items to work through and there was a lot of fighting going on. and then when it was finally passed, it was passed without a single republican vote, so if obamacare is going to be a model, the passing of obamacare, as opposed to the repealing and replacing of it, that shows you just how hard it can be even if you have a tremendous majority in the house and the senate, bigger than donald trump in the
republicans enjoying now, it still took the better part of 14 or 15 months. >> jenna: that is so interesting to reflect upon as welcome as we see the vice president, mike pence, arrived. also when you look back on that time period, is not just the legislation that comes to mind, but also what was born out of that time in washington, d.c. we saw the tea party movement that, a big reaction congress from the public. and what an historic time that was to also watch when he sees signature legislation of a president happen so early in his term, but also a reaction politically across the country that then changed the dynamic for his presidency moving forward. >> well, that's right. he saw this huge, what is it, about 60 seats that they picked up in the house in 2010, which is why i'm sure an awful lot of the thought folks who have been around washington longer than donald trump or thinking, whatever we are going to try to get done we better try to get done in these first two years, because not to say it's going to happen, but it certainly there is precedent for it, that there
is a reaction, people pushed back, and you end up saying whatever control you had of one or both houses being lost by the pushback. so time is very important, and that is another reason why i think a lot of these republicans are very concerned and would love to get clearer marching orders and they have right now about what president trump's plan is, what his agenda is, what comes first, what comes second, what is the order in which we want to do things? because he's got so many things on his plate right now. he is not going to get them all. and they've got to figure out a way print and just look at offense takeover, look at the quite extraordinary announcement today about the mexican president announcing that he's canceling his trip next week to the united states, that is a pretty dramatic step for one of our closest partners, and that indicates sometimes the president and the republicans don't control everything. >> jenna: absolutely, that is the headline we will explore this hour, in the meantime we see president trump arriving, shaking hands let's listen in.
>> jon: handshakes all around in the city of brotherly love. >> thank you very much, mitch. so nice, thank you. thank you very much. thank you. so nice. nice to win, do we agree? it's been a while. it's been a while since we had this position, nice to win. and i want to thank everybody in the room, so many friends. thank you very much. sit down, everybody, let's enjoy ourselves. it's great to be in philadelphia, i went to school in philadelphia. it's a very special place in our nations history. it's the place where we launched our american independence. the state of pennsylvania is very special to me for lots of reasons. especially from a couple of months ago, remember? pennsylvania cannot be won,
remember? pennsylvania cannot be won, right congressman? there is no path to victory for trump. in pennsylvania. except, we won. now it has been a long time since you guys did this, but it was just a great victory. it was a great evening, it was a great evening, i will tell you. but it sort of started in pennsylvania. they all said that pennsylvania was the bride that got away, that it was the state that everybody from the republican party that ran in pennsylvania for 38 years thought they won. except they never won. and i thought i won, too, but i was afraid to say it, mitch, because it just seems that it wasn't working out, so i just said, you know what, i think we did great, let's see what happens. and good things happen. so we love the state and we will see it many times again. now is the dawn of a new era of
american independence, rededication to the idea that the people are in charge of their own destiny. i want to thank majority leader mcconnell, great guy. and speaker paul ryan, very, very special. and he is writing his heart out, right? and we're actually going to sign the stuff that you're writing, you are not wasting your time. [applauding] he would write and he would send it up then nothing would happen. but now it's going to happen. for the leadership and for inviting me here today, thank you very much. and thank you, leader mccarthy, senator cornyn, congressman scalise, congresswoman kathy mcmorris rodgers, and congressman messer for your leadership, as well, it's been terrific. this congress is going to be the
busiest congress we've had in decades. maybe ever. maybe ever, think of that. and think of everything we can achieve and remember who we must achieve it for. we are here now because tens of millions of americans have placed their hopes in us to transfer power from washington, d.c., and give it back to the people. so important. now we have to deliver. enough all-talk, no-action, we have to deliver. this is our chance to achieve great and lasting change for our beloved nation. since taking office, i have taken major contractual steps to restore the rule of law and to
return power to every day americans. and even though it's only a few days we've done it in record numbers. we've issued executive orders to build the keystone and dakota pipelines. and issued a new requirement for american pipelines to be made with american steel, and fabricated in the united states. and i was sitting at my desk and i'm getting ready to sign keystone and dakota and i say, where's the pipe coming from? and i won't tell you where, but you wouldn't be happy. i say, why is it that we build pipelines and we are not using pipes that's made in our country? and i say, let's put that little clause in like it's a one sentence clause, but that clause is going to attract a lot of people and we are going to make that pipe right here in america.
okay? if people want to build pipelines on our land, we want the pipe to be manufactured. and not only that, manufactured here, but you will see a level of quality that you are not going to see when they bring pipe from far distances, have to bring it in small chunks, and then fabricate it on the land. give me a break, we can do much better than that, and we are going to do it much better, and it's going to end up costing less money, believe me. we've reinstated the mexico city policy, a long-standing policy policy -- isn't that nice. by the way, on friday, a lot of
people are going to be showing up to washington, right, mike? a lot of people. you know the press never gives them the credit that they deserve. they'll have 300, 400, 500, 600,000 people, you won't even read about it. when other people show up he you read big time about it. right? so it's not fair, but nothing fair about the media. nothing. a long-standing policy to ensure taxpayer dollars do not fund abortion services overseas. we've issued executive orders to remove wasteful regulations that slow down commerce and delay infrastructure, which we desperately need. the very beginning of a massive effort to reduce the crushing regulations on our economy, and
we are going to reduce regulations big time. we've also withdrawn from the trans-pacific partnership, paving the way for new one-on-one trade deals that protect and defend the american worker, and believe me, we are going to have a lot of trade deals. mitch, don't worry about it. but they'll be one-on-one. they won't be a whole big mashed pot, they will be one-on-one deals, and if that particular country doesn't treat us fairly, we send them a 30 day termination. a notice of termination. and then they will come and say, please don't do that, and we will negotiate a better deal during a 30 day period the other way you can't get out of it, it is like quicksand, plus we will have very strong controls over monetary manipulation and evaluation, which they didn't have in tpp, so this will be so much better, and we are already on it.
i would like to have my commerce secretary, wilbur, approved, because i hear he did a fantastic job, but they are not quick with a pen on signing these people because we'd like to have him approved as soon as possible. so, i know, and mitch says it will be done and it will be. they could move faster on the other side, i will say that. they could move faster. i mean, and meeting with the prime minister tomorrow, as you know. great britain. so i'm meeting with her tomorrow. i don't have my commerce secretary, they want to talk trade. so i'll have to handle it mysel myself. which is okay. we've put in place the first steps in our immigration plan, ordering the immediate construction of the border wall. putting an end to catch and release. expediting the removal of criminal, this is so important
to me, from day one i've said it, and i mean the immediate removal of criminal aliens, they're going to be gone, fast! and finally, at long last, cracking down on sanctuary cities. it's time to restore the civil rights of americans, to protect their jobs, their hopes, and their dreams, for a much better future. congress passed these laws to serve our citizens, and it's about time those laws were properly enforced. they're not enforced. the hour of justice for the american worker has arrived. border security is a serious, serious national issue and problem. a lack of security poses a
substantial threat to the sovereignty and safety of the united states of america and its citizens. most illegal immigration is coming from our southern border. i've said many times that the american people will not pay for the wall. and i've made that clear to the government of mexico. nafta has been a terrible deal, a total disaster, for the united states from its inception. costing us as much as $60 billion a year, with mexico alone, in trade deficits. you say, who negotiates these deals? not to mention, millions of jobs and thousands and thousands of factories and plants closing down all over our country. on top of that are the trillions of dollars the u.s. taxpayers
have spent to pay the costs of illegal immigration. much of it is then been sent back, and much of it goes back, to other countries. and often times because they don't respect us, the other countries will not accept the criminals that we send back to them that are illegally in our country. i promise you, they will start accepting them again. quickly. we are not going to have them any longer. i will not allow the taxpayers or the citizens of the united states to pay the costs of this defective transaction, nafta. one that should have been renegotiated many years ago, except that the politicians were too preoccupied to do so. now these people are not in that category, you understand, this is a different group. i think. right? to that end, the president of mexico and myself have agreed to
cancel our planned meeting scheduled for next week. unless mexico is going to treat the united states fairly, with respect, such a meeting would be fruitless, and i want to go a different route. we have no choice. paul ryan and other leaders in congress, and i, and mike pence who, by the way, how good a choice was vice president mike pence? stand up. everybody loves him. in fact, any time i got myself into a jam early, you know i haven't been doing the stuff too long. but any time i got myself into a jam, often times they would say on television, yeah, but look, he picked mike pence, so he's got to have something going, right? so mike really helped me out.
well we are working on a tax reform bill that will reduce our trade deficits, increase american exports, and will generate revenue from mexico that will pay for the wall if we decide to go that route. it is time that the american people had a president fighting is hard for its citizens as other countries do for theirs. and that's exactly what i am going to do for you. believe me. thank you. thank you. it's time that somebody fought for our country and didn't let anyone take advantage of us anymore. the world has taken advantage of us for many years, is not going to happen anymore. we will have an ambitious legislative agenda as well. our legislative work starts with repealing and replacing
obamacare. and saving families from the catastrophic rise in premiums and debilitating loss of choice in just about everything else. and remember this, for this room in particular, obamacare is a disaster. the democrats are up and saying oh, they are putting up signs like it is wonderful. it's a disaster. i actually talked with paul in the group about just doing nothing for two years, and the democrats would come begging to do something because 17 is going to be catastrophic price increases. your deductibles are through the roof, you can't use it. you can't use it. and they would come to us. except we have one problem. we have to take care of the american people immediately. so we can't wait. but every time they tell you about obamacare, we are taking them out of a big jam. big jam.
we're putting ourselves at risk, to a certain extent, because we are taking it off their platter. but i think congressman, i think we have no choice. i think we have no choice. i think we have to get it going. i'm serious, if we waited two years, it's going to explode like you've never seen an explosion. nobody's going to be able to afford it, it's a disaster. and that's politically what we should do, but we don't want to do that, we want to get something done and get it done right, and by the way, tom price is going to do a phenomenal job. i don't know if he's here, but he's going to do a phenomenal job. on my first day in office i signed an executive order to rollback the burdens of obamacare and pave the way for real reform, like health savings accounts that empower individuals to choose to customize plan that are truly right for them. and have so many choices. tom price will soon be leading health and human services.
he is a true advocate for patients. he is going to do a phenomenal job, we have no doubt about that. he joins an all-star roster that includes many of your colleague colleagues, ryan zinke, mick mulvaney, these guys have had a pretty tough time in congress, too, but in the senate, but actually came out very well. mike pompeo, is mike here? mike pompeo, phenomenal guy. and jeff sessions. jeff is a fine person. my earliest endorsers and never endorsed a presidential candidate before, and he was one of my earliest endorsers, respected by everybody, and an unbelievably he did unbelievable in front of committee. in addition to fixing our health care we are going to pursue new trade deals that create higher wages and more opportunities for american workers, bringing back those magnificent words, made in the
usa. we used to have that, we don't have that anymore. it's going to be america first again. we will create millions of new, good-paying jobs, by removing the economic burdens that cripple our ability to compete. at the center of that agenda is both a tax reform, that massively lowers taxes for our middle class and poor all american businesses. we will also pursue financially -- financial reform that will help striving americans get the credit they need to realize their dreams. republicans have always been the party of american industry and the american worker. we must embrace that heritage. rebuilding this country with american goods and american labor. and we've started, believe me. over the last couple of months. i don't know, i'd like to say i did about as much as anybody or more in terms of getting
industry to start coming back to our country before i took office. but we have a lot of great news with ford and general motors and fiat chrysler and so many others. we have a lot of great news, lockheed is adding a lot of different people, a lot of additional people, bowing. we have a lot of positive things happening, and it's really going to start bursting out, you will start seeing it very soon. we want to get our people off of welfare and back to work. so important. it's out of control. it's out of control. and we believe that the world's best country ought to have the world's best infrastructure. it's what our people deserve. and it's what we will ensure they get. our infrastructure is in serious trouble. we will build new roads and highways and tunnels and airports and railways across the nation. we will fix our existing product before we build anything brand-new, however. we have to fix what we have,
it's a mess. so we will fix it first. the thing i do best in life is build. we will fix it first, because we have a lot of things that are in bad shape. and we will rebuild our military and take care of our great veterans. thank you. we are working hard with the veterans, we are going to do something very special with the veterans. it's time. at the same time, will unleash the full power of american energy, ending the job-killing restrictions on shale oil, natural gas, and clean, beautiful coal, and we will put our coal miners back to work.
thank you. and we will protect our farmers, our ranchers come our hunters, or our anglers, and all who enjoy the outdoors. but to be a rich country, we must also be a safe country. right now, too many families don't feel secure. just look at the 30 largest cities. in the last year alone, the murder rate has increased by an estimated 14%. here in philadelphia, the murder rate has been steady, i mean, just terribly increased. and then you look at chicago. what's going on in chicago? i said the other day, what the hell is going on? [laughter] that is why we will continue to stand with the incredible men
and women of law enforcement. yesterday i had the honor of swearing in general john kelly as our secretary of homeland security. he's going to be amazing. tomorrow i will swear in general james mattis as our newest secretary of defense. these men have devoted their lives to defending america, and now i look forward to working with them. along with our great new head of the csa. you know, we have so many different people that we are putting in office, i think it's the group of all-stars like really nobody has seen before,
right? where is pompeo, where the hill is he? did he ever come here? oh, he's working? he is going to be another one of the big stars. i have to mention him every single time, he's going to be great. one of you. and with you in congress to keep our country safe from the many threats we face today, that includes protecting americans from radical islamic terrorism. we also need to keep the ballot box safe from illegal voting. and believe me, you take a look at what's registering, folks, they like to say oh, trump, trump, trump. take a look at what is registering. we are going to protect the integrity of the ballot box, and we are going to defend the votes of the american citizens, so
important. all of us here today, for the same reason, to serve the citizens of our country. we are not here for ourselves. we are here for them. we are here for the people. we are blessed by divinity and honored by history with the task of preserving this great republic and expanding its lessons to every single america american. thank you. all of us are joined in this effort. all of us are bound by duty and bound by god to give our full devotion to this country and its people. that obligation forms the moral foundation of our agenda. that agenda includes a lean,
efficient government. appointing supreme court justices, so important. who will uphold and defend our constitution. reducing taxation and regulation. fair trade that creates a level playing field, as opposed to what we have right now. and fostering respect for our country and its flag. we are now only at the beginning of this incredible journey together. i am honored to be your partner in this amazing quest. i am privileged to stand with you, shoulder to shoulder, as we work every single day to make america great again. thank you, god bless you, and god bless america. it's a great honor to be here, thank you very much. >> jenna: president trump wrapping up there to his audience of fellow republican lawmakers, as he maps out his agenda as he sees it and his
working relationship with congress. touching on a few different themes, we just want to remind you as he started out, the conversation with the comment, nice to win. that is how he started, and speaking about his win as president, but also the win and the great state of so crucial in campaigns year after year. he also talked a little bit about obamacare, saying this, remember obamacare is a disaster. we have to take care of american people immediately, and that was a theme that he touched on repeatedly, that the lawmakers, including himself, are there to serve the people. he also kind of had this interesting window into a conversation with speaker ryan, not sure if speaker ryan wanted that disgust, about whether or not they were going to touch obamacare for two years, because it was going to be so bad. but then saying no, we have to deal with it, because people are being hurt with the now, paraphrasing a little bit. but there you go, president trump, greeting some fellow lawmakers, and we will talk a little bit more about this now. >> jon: for more on this
lovefest in philadelphia, let's bring in joe trippi, forked former campaign manager for aberdeen and a fox news contributor. chip salzman's former campaign manager for governor my cup of db 2008 presidential campaign, and former chair of the tennessee republican party. headline in the hill newspaper today, chip, says g.o.p. wants trump to get in sync. are there arguments, are there, you know, discussions about the left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing in the republican party right now? >> not surprisingly, i think from this speech, i think the president wants the g.o.p. to get in sync with him. he laid out a fairly ambitious plan over his 20 or so minute speech and really laid out a lot of things that he wants to accomplish. remember, this is a ceo type of guy, big ideas, big personality, he will throw these ideas out to his "board" and let them work on the details. he said what was important to him and that's where he's moving. >> jon: and that's why paul ryan, joe, has said he
wants a 200-day agenda because they've got so much to do. tax reform is part of it, they also want to have a repeal and replace obamacare bill or law are ready to by the end of february, may be into march. they do have a lot of big plans, can they accomplish them? >> i think really what you're saying, chip is right, what you are seeing is that difference between, donald trump ceo, he is used to walking in. if he wants to buy the durell country club, he tells his team to go buy it and they do. and it happens pretty quick, because that's what he wants done. you've got that versus a bunch of people like paul ryan, mitch mcconnell, others on the hill, who are willing to try to get this agenda through, but understand that in a government particularly where in the senate they have 52 votes, rings have to, there's got to be in order. you can't do obamacare without,
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that is going to be the real challenge. the president gets a lot of leeway up upfront. if the honey honeymoon time with republicans controlling both houses, but they have to think of a spending plan with all of the plans he has that make sense for the budget and projects they want to get done. >> jon: all of these headlines describe this discord between the congress especially with republican members of congress and the new president, but there was an awful lot of applause in that room when he was at the microphone. >> i think there is a lot of support in both the house and senate for his agenda. i think it gets down to the order of how you do this and how you pay for a lot of it. it is easy to say i want tax cuts and i want a trillion dollar infrastructure plan, now the legislation to do that -- let's argue that it is possible. i am not arguing against or for it, but the legislation to do
those two things that are easy to say is up to now how does mcconnell and paul ryan get that through to law? that legislation is very complex and is going to take a lot longer than president trump believes it is going to take. again, getting back to his ability as a businessman does not necessarily transferred to how things work in government. getting real about that is going to be important. >> jon: he ran a different kind of campaign, he has a different kind of president clearly, and may be members of congress on both parties are going to get used to a different way of doing things. >> i don't think there is any doubt. somebody that ran against donald trump and understood every time he did something different, we would say that is the end if his campaign, then got better at it, we said heat throughout the playbook, may be so should we. if you are trained to deal with him in the typical prism of what a president usually does come you're going to lose this fight. purity place by a different set of rules, his rules, has been
very successful in is going to be doing that in the first 100 days, 200 days, four years. >> jon: thank you for your insights. >> jenna: another big headline at this hour, the head of u.s. border patrol is leaving his job one day after it president trump ordered the construction of its wall. while the president in mexico makes another decision about his visit to washington, we are going to be talking to a former senior border patrol officials l next about all of this. ugh. heartburn.
mexico will not pay for any wall. >> jenna: he herded there, planned meeting between president trump and the president of mexico is now officially off, fox news also confirming chief of the u.s. border patrol mark morgan has resigned today, all in just one day after president trump sign an executive order on construction of his proposed border wall, let's bring the former chief of staff or u.s. customs and border protection. i understand you worked as part of that transition team, you were there at the department of home insecurity when president trump sign his executive order. let's take these news items one by one. what do you make of the news that the meeting with the mexican president is off? >> i think that is probably less important than we are making it out to be. united states and mexico are going to have diplomatic relations, we are going to disagree at times. the president of mexico has its own clinical constituents to speak to you, facing large disapproval over his previous meeting with president trump when he was just a candidate, we have have to talk behind-the-scenes come only at secretary of state
for a couple days, we will need a new ambassador to mexico, those people need to work under the radar. we need their cooperation on the southern border, for example, to help with the problem of drugs and people moving from central america. i'm hopeful this is just a bump in the road. >> jenna: for the actual construction of the wall, if they get that started in the next few months as president trump was, do we need the agreement of the mexican government at all? >> in most cases, no. we build the wall on our side of the border and u.s. territory. we need cooperation in certain areas because of agreements with mexico over flooding and there is an international boundary waters commission that both countries are represented on, so if we do things in the floodplain, we need some agreement. there are some things we need to work together on regarding the fence if we put it there. >> jenna: interesting, you mentioned there might be more emphasis on the relationship with congress getting the project started that it is with mexico logistically to start
off. still, the meeting was symbolic in for right now, it is off. we'll see what happens in a few days. i'm curious as well about the resignation of the official over at u.s. border patrol, what do you know about him, did you work with him, what do you make of his resignation? >> we never overlapped. i've met mark morgan previously, from my understanding, by reputation a dedicated career law enforcement person and the fbi, but he was appointed at the chief of border patrol, first outside chief that was not a career border patrol agent and did not come up in the rank, first time in 100 years of that agency's history in the last year of the obama administration. it looked like a political move. i personally warned people involved in that decision and contemplating that it was a bad idea, especially in the last year of an administration to make such a move whatever the reason. i think he was set up in a no-win situation from the beginning. the rank and file did not approve of the move, you heard that national council speak out against a very publicly, so i think he has done the right
thing by resigning, he was in a no-win situation which gives a chance for the new department of homeland security leadership to appoint a new chief. >> jenna: we're going to have to leave it there, we are a little short on time today. thank you very much, good perspective for us. we wille be right back with moe "happening now." is just something that i have. i'm not contagious. see me to know that... ...i won't stop until i find what works. discover cosentyx, a different kind of medicine for moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. proven to help the majority of people find clear or almost clear skin. 8 out of 10 people saw 75% skin clearance at 3 months. while the majority saw 90% clearance. do not use if you are allergic to cosentyx. before starting, you should be tested for tuberculosis. an increased risk of infections and lowered ability to fight them may occur... ...tell your doctor if you have an infection or symptoms... ...such as fever, sweats, chills, muscle aches or cough. or if you have received a vaccine or plan to. if you have inflammatory bowel disease,
"america's news head quart quarters" starts now. >> president of mexico bails on a planned meeting with the white house over talk about the wall. hello, i'm melissa francis. the mexican president staying just last night he didn't see a need to cancel the meeting, in spite of president plump's push to build the wall. now, he's telling the world, on twitter of course, because that's where we talk about these things, he's pulling out. president trump responding moechlgts okay, in philadelphia. -- president trump ponding. >> president trump: the president of mexico and myself have agreed to cancel our planned meeting scheduled for next week. unless mexico is going to