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>> bret: president trump says the special relationship with britain will remain exactly that after his first official meeting with the foreign leader. mexico and russia, the jury is still out. this is "special report." ♪ good evening, welcome to washington. i am bret baier. president trump renewing one of the oldest relationships, pledged everlasting friendship for great britain after his meeting with prime minister theresa may at the white house. relations with two and other countries, mexico and russia, however, are still in flux toni. and phone call diplomacy is now factoring in.
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chief white house correspondent roberts is checking in. >> the newly minted president's first visit to a foreign leader can be fraught with potential peril, but for president trump, today's summit seemed more like welcoming an old friend. >> it is a great honor to have winston churchill back. >> book ending the just returned churchill bust, they appeared eager to forge a great relationship and further strengthen the long-standing special ties between nations. >> we have one of the great bonds. we pledge our lasting support to this most special relationship. together, america and the united kingdom are a beacon for prosperity and the rule of law. >> can i start by saying that i am so pleased that i've been able to be here today. and thank you for inviting me so soon after your inauguration. and i'm delighted to be able to
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congratulate you on what was a stunning election victory. >> with the brexit looming, they need a strong friendship with the u.s. president trump has praised breaks for exercising their desire for strong self determination. >> a free and independent britain is a blessing to the world, and our relationship has never been stronger. both america and britain understands that governments must be responsive to everyday working people, that governments must represent their own citizens. >> the prime minister said she was heartened by president trump's 100% commitment to nato. there only point of departure today appeared to be the president's consideration of easing sanctions on russia. mr. trump has a phone call with vladimir putin scheduled for tomorrow. >> i hear a call was set up, steve. we will see what happens as far
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as the sanctions. very early, we will be talking about that. we looked at a great relationship with all countries, ideally. >> we believe the sanctions should continue until we see that minsk agreement fully implemented. >> looming over the meeting, the president's continuing diplomatic feud with mexican president henrique pena knee at her. writing, quote , mexico has taken advantage for long enough. the very weak order must change now. a half-hour later, the president was on the phone to pena nieto for an hour trying to move the ball forward. >> it was a very, very friendly call, but as you know, mexico with the united states has out negotiated us and beat us to a pulp through our past leaders. they have made us look foolish. we have a trade deficit of $60 billion with mexico. on top of that, the border is soft, the drugs are pouring in,
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and i'm not going to let that continue. >> in a readout of the call with pena nieto, the white house said, "both presidents recognize they are clear and very public differences of opinion but have agreed to work these differences out." president trump again made it clear he is not about to roll over on the issue. >> i am representing the people of the united states, and i am going to represent them as somebody should represent them, not how they have been represented in the past where we lose to every single country. >> in addition to the call with putin tomorrow, he will also speak with angela merkel. that last call may be a bit uncomfortable as the president was extremely critical of merkel's immigration policies. >> bret: john, thank you. the other big event here tonight, the annual march for life. in a week that has been consumed
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with the crowd size, a huge gathering of pro-life advocates braved chilly temperatures to march from the washington monument to the u.s. supreme court. correspondent doug mckelway has been with the marches most of the day. >> for 44 years every january, they have made their way appeared to the supreme court building in hopes of overturning roe v. wade, the supreme court decision which legalized abortion in this country pick this year perhaps for the first time among marketers there is a palpable optimism that it may really happen. >> life is winning again. in america. >> vice president mike pence today became the highest ranking public official to attend the march for life, his pro-life credentials unassailable. as a congressman, he introduced the first built to block funding of planned parenthood. s&e and the governor, he earned a 100% approval rating from the right to life committee. also kellyanne conway, a longtime arch attendee, one who
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now wields real power. >> allow me to make it very clear, we hear you, we see you, we respect you, and we look forward to working with you. speak with their combined support for the march was reinforced by the street from the president. "the march for life is so important. through all of you marching, you have my full support." that message bolstered by white house action. in one of his first signing ceremonies, locked the usa to any international organization that supports abortion services. could be reenergized by the new opposition, the message or turnout at women's marches signals and eagerness by pro-life marchers for power in congress and circle years. but pro-life marchers today knew that for now, t power comes from two enza pennsylvania avenue. >> we're not talking about what we hope to do, we are talking but we are doing.
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>> this coming monday, i will reintroduce that critical legislation to redirect planned parenthood funding. we will redirect planned parenthood funding to other eligible women's health care providers. >> congress' greatest role and potentially overturning roe v. wade will come and confirmation hearings for a new supreme court nominee. the president has promised to name his pick as early as thursday, democrats found divided all the way. >> i am hopeful that maybe president trump would nominate someone who is mainstream and could get bipartisan support. we shall see. but if they don't, yes, we will fight it to hand nail. >> republicans are confident they can overcome any democratic attempts to block a nominee. the president has waited, they counterpunch are in chief, calling them obstructionist and even threatening to pull the full nuclear option meaning a
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simple 51 vote majority for the confirmation of a supreme court justice. bret? >> bret: doug mckelway, thank you. president trump says he relies on god for guidance and strength. mr. trump was interviewed by christian broadcast reporter this morning pete >> i would say that the office is so powerful that you need god even more. you realize that these decisions are all so important, there's almost not a decision you make when you are sitting in this position that isn't a really life altering position. so god comes into it even more so. >> this was president trump's third white house interview this week. new u.s. ambassador to united nations nikki haley made a forceful debut today on her new job. haley presented her credentials to the secretary-general and said the u.s. will be doing things differently from now on.
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>> our goal with the administration is to show value with the u.n. and the way that will show value is to show our strength, show our voice, have the backs of our allies, and make sure that our allies have our backs as well. for those that don't have our back, we are taking names. >> haley says the u.s. will do away with anything that seems to be obsolete or unnecessary. tomorrow's phone call between president trump and russian later bellied and repute and will probably at least touch on the civil war in syria. russia, turkey, and iran did not invite the obama administration to participate in recent peace talks. also most likely on the table, u.s. sanctions on russia. correspondent rich edson is on the at the state department tonight. >> president trump's position on his relationship with russia and president putin, we'll see. >> i don't say good, bad, or indifferent. i don't know the gentleman.
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i hope we have a fantastic relationship. that is possible. it is also possible we won't. we will see what happens. >> the relationship between the two begins with tomorrow's phone call. trump officials have cited counterterrorism operations as a potential area of corporation. >> i think if there is a way we can rick combat isis with any country and we have a shared national interest, we will take it. >> russia, turkey, and iran have led recent cease-fire efforts. they declined to invite the obama administration. dated invite the trump administration to syria talks this week in kazakhstan. they sent the investor to the country as an observer, however, skeptics doubt russia will compromise on its goal, the preservation of a dictator's regime. >> asking people to restore the legitimate leader, bashar al-assad. >> considering whether to lift
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sanctions about the interferenc interference. john mccain writes in his statement, "for the sake of america's national security as that of our allies, i hope president trump will put an end to this speculation and reject such a reckless course. if he does not, i will work with my call my colleagues to codify sanctions into law? ". >> it is precisely national interest that is the key. at this point it is hard for me to see how they could be advanced given putin's ideology, his goals, and his recent policies. >> the two previous presidential administrations also began their terms trying to improve relations with vladimir putin's russia, both have failed, and this president's own party appeared opposed to giving any concessions to putin's regime especially given his conduct over the last decade.
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>> bret: rich, thank you. president trump continues to his executive actions to initiate quick changes to obama administration policies. the commander in chief was at the pentagon a short time ago. national security correspondent jennifer griffin is their rationale with the latest. good evening. >> president trump met with his chief for an hour inside the secure conference room known as the tank where or planning and secret discussions take place here in the pentagon. trump was met on the front steps of the pentagon by his defense secretary james mattis. the former marine general who will be leading the war effort against isis. during his meeting with the joint chiefs, trump discussed with the heads of the army, navy, air force, marines, and national guard how to accelerate the fight against isis. trump said during the campaign he would get the military 30 days to deliver recommendations for defeating isis. prior to a ceremonial spring and for his defense secretary, president trump admitted there is already daylight between him and mattis over the issue of
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torture. for now, he said he will defer to his defense secretary, who says it doesn't work. >> i don't necessarily agree, but i will tell you that he will override because i'm giving him that power. he is an expert. he is highly respected. he is the general's general, guthrie senate very, very quickly which, in this country, is not easy, i will tell you. so i'm going to rely on him. >> president trump signed two executive orders hear the pentagon, one focused on military readiness, increasing the size of the military, and updating the nuclear arsenal. the others concern concerned extreme vetting of those applying for visas and halt all refugee admissions and resettlement for its syrians per 120 days or until further notice. the overall number of refugees welcome to the united states will be cut in half. priority will be given to christians who say they were persecuted. >> they have been horribly treated. if you are a christian in syria,
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and was impossible, at least, very, very tough to get into the united states. if you are muslim, you could come in, but if you're christian, it was almost impossible. i thought it was very, very unfair. so we are going to help them. >> the extreme vetting, which trump said was to keep "radical islamic terrorists" of the united states, it will focus on seven countries, iraq, iran, syria, libya, somalia. no specific provision, bret, is made for saudi arabia, egypt, and lebanon, where most of the 9/11 attackers came from. the executive order does not focus on pachysandra turkey. >> bret: jennifer, thank you opinions vary on the political acumen of president trump. many see him as bumbling, others as a master strategist and someone who knows how to make the media do a soup to make certain story.
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tonight, kevin corke on the growing theory that the president is truly trying to do serious damage to the democratic party. >> for democrats, akin to a shock to the system, and what's more, it is likely a harbinger of things to come. leaders from the unions at the white house cozying up to a republican president. >> what do you think? >> excellent. >> the move, part of the president's outreach to a constituency that helped him smash the so-called blue wall in midwestern states. >> i hear we are doing great and michigan. we're going to enact michigan. >> propelling him to victory in november. it is that appeal that could eventually fracture the democratic coalition. >> that address on friday it was a great middle-class address. it held hit home for people the been hurting. a great moment for men and women. >> experts believe it is a
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classic divide and conquer strategy, a policy that will splinter and ultimately weaken the opposition. >> we will see if we can get that pipeline build. a lot of jobs, 28,000 jobs. great construction jobs. >> take the dakota access pipelines, for example, it means lots of jobs, many for union workers. >> i am a little sensitive when people say this isn't a real job. these guys who work on the pipeline, those are real jobs, and they mean a lot to their families. >> it also means potentially alienating environmentalists, and increasingly powerful lobby read all the while, the president, who moved to renegotiate nafta, withdrew from ttp, able to build a stronger coalition of his own. >> if he is able to transfer that populist appeal and filter that down to republicans, the democrats are going to have a tough time winning the race is up and down the ballot. >> he says it goes far beyond
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simply co-opting issues that attract democrats. it is about creating an opposition that appeals to democrats and republicans like the press, for example. >> i think the media is the opposition party in many ways. >> you saw the perfect example of that in steve bannon's recent comments that sometimes the media needs to just keep its mouth shut and listen for a while. bret? >> bret: kevin corke in the white house briefing room. what do you think of president trump's political instincts and how he has been doing so far? let me know on twitter, @bretbaier, you can use the hashtag #specialreport. up next, by the people who put food on your table are pretty nervous about one of president trump's first big moves. we'll hear what some of our fox affiliates are covering tonight. the democratic state attorney general wants to hold paid to state workers until a new budget is approved. illinois republican governor
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says he hopes the ag will reconsider. illinois has gone without a budget since -- a judge allows melania trump's lawsuit against a blogger to continue. mrs. trump is to bring the writer and britain's daily mail for a report about rumors she worked as a high-end escort. and this is a live look at denver, fox 31, one of the big stories there tonight, an avalanche on purpose, a helicopter dropping bombs on hx peak as the people watched, it was done as a precaution during the snowiest january in the past 40 years. that is tonight's live look outside the beltway from "special report." we will be right
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♪ >> bret: president trump's to pull the u.s. out of the tpp deal -- for the people that grow the food you and your family eat are not likely among those. correspondent dan springer is in seattle and tells us why. >> on his first full workday in the white house, president trump made good on campaign promise by signing an executive order pulling the u.s. out of the trans-pacific partnership. >> for the american worker. >> in the country's other washington, where they trade surplus and companies like boeing and microsoft exporting nearly $100 billion a year in goods, there was immediate worry. >> would have brought down 18,000 tariff barriers in the asia-pacific region, we know that impacts a lot of businesses. >> farmers have been growing business by growing foreign
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sales. one-third of all fruit produced in washington state is exported, and potato farmers are even more trait dependent. including those involved in the tpp, a deal that was supposed to eliminate high tariffs in countries like japan and vietnam. the biggest concern for the owner of allied potato northwest is competition from china, the world's spud leader. if beijing beats the u.s. to lowering barriers, american exports would likely suffer. >> we don't want them to be the leaders in what we are doing. we want to stay the leader of shipping to japan, taiwan, all over asia. >> rejection of the tpp was applauded by many and organized labor, human rights, and environmental groups. >> we were glad to see that the tpp is finally dead. the real question will be, what comes next? what do we replace it with? >> a question on the minds of everyone touched by trade. president trump has said he will
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negotiate a series of bilateral trade deals that will be good for american companies and their workers. there is thought that the trump administration will move more quickly than we have seen in the past. the tpp was over a decade in the making and never did happen. first president trump has to deal with the trade elephant in the room, the relationship with mexico. bret? >> bret: dan springer in seattle. thank you. the trump administration is withdrawing $5 million worth of ads for obamacare. the plan for the final days of open enrollment. they say it is a money-saving move. obamacare supporters colored sabotage. it comes as republicans are taking a close look at several specific plans to replace obamacare. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel goes down the list tonight. >> just about every republican wants to replace obamacare, but the challenge is doing it right and quickly. california congressman tom mcclintock expressed concern to his colleagues at the
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republican retreat according to "the washington post." "that is goinglled trumpcare. republicans will not lock, stock, and barrel." urging members to focus on long-term solutions, lowering costs, saying, "our goal and moping should be not a quick fix. we can do it rapidly, but not a quick fix." >> i think the president is open to whatever we can pass that solves this problem. this is not the republicans problem. this problem is caused by the democrats. we feel an obligation to fix it. >> dr. tom price, president trump's nominee to lead health and human services has been offering a conservative approach. price would fully repeal obamacare, would offer tax credits based on a person's age rather than income to help buy policies and the private market. the concern is that his plan might not ensure as many as
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obamacare. another medical doctor, senator rand paul, has offered his own plan in recent weeks. paul's plan focuses heavily on tax credits and health savings accounts. it would abolish many of the central components of obamacare and it would encourage allowing inexpensive insurance. >> get rid of all of the obamacare mandates and let people buy whatever kind of insurance they want. that will drive the prices down. >> the most moderate alternative has been offered by a senator who happens to be a doctor. their concept would give states the option to keep obamacare, choose a new state alternative, or design a solution without federal assistance. it would scrap the individual and employer mandates. some suggest it is too close to obamacare. one expert says the keeper republican republicans is setting realistic expectations. >> i think the big hang up for them is to not give into the trap of rolling back coverage made if they end up with a plan
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that leads too many millions of people not having health insurance mother could end up in a political cul-de-sac that would be hard to extract themselves from. >> they note that some things will get done in the repeal process which requires a simple majority vote. sources say big changes will come by the trump administration scrapping thousands of pages of regulations, then the final component would be bills that will require 60 votes in the ascendant with reforms that sources predict some democrats will support. bret? >> bret: mike, thank you. financial help for minnesota residents paying massive hikes is on the way. a new law provides $300 million to cut monthly premiums by 25% for people who cannot qualify for federal credits on individual policies sold by the state exchange. the measure also includes a republican demand allowing 4-profit insurers -- once called
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obamacare the un-affordable act. the economy lost momentum in the final three months of 2016, closing out a year in which growth turned in the weakest performance. the gdp grew at an annual rate of just 1.9% in the october to december period. a slowdown from 3m to have% in the third quarter. stocks were mixed today. the s&p 500 was down two. they doubt was up one and a third percentage points, the s&p 500 gained one, the nasdaq picked up almost two. federal authorities say mining continues -- jim justice have not paid for and have million dollars in safety fines and penalties. some operations have an installment agreement with the federal government covering about $600,000 of debt and paid almost a million previously. justice listed 50 companies.
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he has said he will put his businesses in a blind trust. while governor. one of president obama's parting shots was a law enforcement agreement with cuba and many here in the u.s. law enforcement community are not outraged beats here near correspondent rick leventhal tells us why from new york. >> on one of the last days of obama's presidency, his administration signed a law enforcement packed with cuba that failed to mention or demand the return of dozens of fugitives from u.s. justice, including a convicted cop killer. the superintendent of the new jersey state police calls it a slap to the face. >> i am mystified by this, and i think a lot of people in law-enforcement are. >> he was a member of the black liberation army, he was pulled over by police with two other militants in the car. they were armed with handguns, more weapons and bolts in the
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trunk. the crew opened fire and was killed. chesimard was convicted and but escaped and found safe haven in cuba. >> it is an open wound, and unfinished sentence, justice has not been done with her, and there is no opportunity for justice on the part of the family. that is why we owe this to the family cannot be over to the men and women of the energy state police, and we owe it to the residence of the state of new jersey. >> his son eric was only 3 years old and has lived his whole life without his dad while chesimard goes unpunished. he has never given an interview but gave fox news this statement. the fact that her return to the u.s. was not a part of the deal is a disgrace. it disrespects our family and every police officer out there who risk their lives every day and shows how much the obama administration regarded law enforcement. last march, former white house press secretary josh earnest claims the issue was a priority. >> we have raised our concerns
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with the cuban government repeatedly that there are fugitives from american justice who have sought safe haven in cuba and we are seeking their return. >> but the fugitives were left out of the recent pact come up more fuel for president trump who is threatening to terminate the normalization of relations with cuba after criticizing it repeatedly. >> we will cancel obama's one-sided cuban deal made by executive order. >> the new jersey state police remain hopeful and optimistic justice will be done and if the government can't help, someone else might. there is still a $2 million reward for chesimard to return. bret? >> bret: president trump makes his feelings clear about great britain. mexico and russia, not so much thus far. we will talk about it with the panel when we come
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>> as far as the sanctions, very
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early, we will be talking about that. >> we believe the sanctions should continue until we see that minsk agreements. >> if we have a good relationship with russia and other countries and if we go after isis together, i consider that a good thing. mexico with the united states has negotiated us and beat us to a pulp through our past leaders. we are going to be working on a fair relationship and a new relationship. we are going to renegotiate our trade deals. >> bret: president trump meeting today with british prime minister theresa may. a busy week, the first week in office today. signing an executive action, an executive memorandum intended to shape a reconfigured and the larger u.s. military. the executive action imposes strict vetting procedures for people trying to enter the united states patent two executive orders yesterday, border security and immigration
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enforcement and improvements, starting to build the ball, essentially, with mexico, then withholding grant money from so-called sanctuary cities. then one executive order and four presidential memoranda the day before, keystone pipeline or trans canada resubmitted its application, also the dakota access pipeline restarted, high-priority infrastructure projects, submitted a report on how best to streamline manufacturing, and the use of u.s.-made steel for all of these projects. the day before, three presidential memoranda including pulling out of the tpp trade deal, the mexico city deal, and then freezing federal hiring but exempting the u.s. military. and his first official day was to give agency's authority to grant waivers, exemptions, and
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delays and provisions of the affordable care act, obamacare, a freeze on regulations and all federal agencies and suspend the recently announced suspension to annual mortgage insurance premiums. whew, that was the first week. our panel, jason riley, leslie marshall, and syndicated columnist charles krauthammer. i wanted to put that all out there in one kind of list, a lot happening, jason. >> a big week. i think president trump was in fine form today at this press conference. this was not twitter trump. this was president trump. his manner, his low, he was careful with his words. very measured, even when he got a couple of aggressive questions from some foreign media outlets, he didn't escalate as he normally does. he de-escalate it. it looked like a president who was appealing to people outside of this core base, and i think
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we'll have to see more of this if he wants a successful presidency. but i think he got the job done today. >> bret: clearly, leslie, the relationship with britain britain looks like it is in fine form, but mexico different preached meeting today, i'm representing the people of the united states and i'm going to represent them as how someone should represent them not as they have been represented in the past commencing next go has taken advantage for long enough. he did talk to the mexican president for about an hour today on the phone. >> at local, i live in southern california, and they state that i live in in california, we have a lot of labor that comes in over the border from mexico and goes back. we also have the highest number of undocumented workers. and we have a lot of people who work with the border patrol agency who really don't want a wall. they want more jobs. some people, myself included, wonder where that is going to
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come from. with regard to mexico, that 20% tariff, anyway you look at that, this could end up hurting american jobs, i honestly don't think with mexico, that is a good deal. definitely not the relationship we saw him attempting to have in the future today with great britain. >> i think he is a negotiator, and he is negotiating with mexico. the bottom line is, mexico is desperately in search of a good relationship with america, their economy and currency is much more precarious than we really focus on. they've got to strike a good relationship with president trump. i don't think president trump has the intention of destroying this relationship. i think he wants to reset the economic terms of it. for too long, america has been too cocky about its economic place in the world and we have shed too many jobs to too many regions because we believed in security goals. and i do too, but there comes a point when the american worker needs a place to check in at 9:00 in the morning. >> bret: for people who say
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this is dangerous because china could sweep in and take the position that was had, including with mexico, what do you say? >> that was a big seller in tpp. if we don't do it, china will swoop in. what i say back to all of that, it's not that we don't have to have deals paid when we surrender america's sovereignty in these multilateral organizations, global organizations, often times we don't get the best deal out of it. we don't have a deal with the u.k. we don't have a bilateral trade deal with the u.k. habitat start having deals with all of our key allies. >> bret: started talking about that today, right next to the winston churchill bust. the executive action today was about extreme vetting. here is the homeland security chairman and senator booker on this.
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>> i think it is a safer date for america. with one stroke of the pen, he has closed off more terror pathways than the past eight years under obama. i think this will strengthen our homeland security and to really applaud the president for what is doing. >> this is a long assault on people who are the most vulnerable, the most persecuted on the planet earth. we are the united states of america. this is not a time to allow terrorists to make us turn our backs on our values. >> bret: charles? >> this is a time where you can see that among the refugees, innocent refugees, pitiful refugees, among them there have been terrorists. now, i don't think it's a huge issue here in the united states. they have a flood, we have a trickle. i think this is largely symbolic. but for the u.s. to assert that it is not going to admit people from places where you cannot get the information you need, syria being the first comment divided between isis on the one hand and the assad government on the other hand. we are not going to admit them unless we have better
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information. that makes perfect sense and it is not a betrayal of anything. >> bret: democratic senate minority leader chuck schumer just saying in the past few minutes saying tears are running down the cheeks of the statue of liberty tonight as the grand tradition of america welcoming immigrants that has existed since america was founded has been stomped upon. leslie? >> i would have to agree with that. today is national holocaust remembrance day. i'm half jewish. i lost relatives. i know there are people tweeting all of their ancestors that were turned away from the united states and ended up dying in camps. i think the picture of that cerium boys with blood running down his face, it could be symbolic, it is problematic, not to be safer, not just christians and religious minorities who are fleeing persecution. there are many muslim men, women, and children who are fleeing, especially women and
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children, playing persecution. i don't think the united states being built upon the judeo-christian palace we were built upon should turn our back on our values. >> trump is doing what he said he would do. went through this list of executive actions, orders that he is signing, he is showing that he walks i think it is very politics paid much of it may be symbolic, but trump said, i'm going to vet refugees. he said, i'm going to build a ball. he started down most paths. even with respect to the refugees, i think a lot of american citizens common sense. i don't think the previous administration was any less interested in security, but they stress the humanitarian aspect of refugees. trump said, my son but these are with americans who are scared to death of somebody sneaking in, and that is exactly what he is doing. even if it is only for symbolic reasons, i think the public will feel safer. >> bret: quickly come up matt,
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brescia and his characterization of russia, how the jury is out, going to have this phone call with putin tomorrow. he is talking about it a little bit differently than he did before. >> there was a lot of speculation that he was going to repeal the russian sanctions and that it looks like they are taking a breath to consider this. which i think is a good thing. look, it is very important that we be able to have a better and improved relationship with putin and russia. obama has left donald trump with many destroyed relationships. russia is one of those it is not in a good state. the fact of this is, donald trump is going to do what he can. for those people who say donald trump is going to lay over for vladimir putin, i don't think they know donald trump very well. i think he understands it is important we try to make it more constructive because it is not now. >> i don't see why we have to try to make it constructive. this idea that good relations
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are an end in themselves. they are not. they are means to another and back. the only reason we want good relations with russia is to get them out of the ukraine, to keep them from threatening the baltic states, probably too late in syria, from the genocide in syria. if they act responsibly and humanely, yes, we will have good relations. otherwise, we are going to have lousy relations. >> and we should. every administration has tried, george bush looking into his eyes. >> you look into his eyes and there is a hollowness. as long as there is, we are not going to have good relationships. >> the march for life, trump versus the media, and the panels winners and losers. the friday lightning round is
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>> bret: well, that was interesting. can you hear me now? can you hear me now? we think the audio is working. we are going to talk about the march for life. we were rudely interrupted by a gremlin of some sort. we are back with the panel. charles, a big crowd today. >> that was the russian-speaking
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gremlin. they will not stop. i am always impressed by the constitutional issue. supreme court acts unconstitutionally, arrogantly, wipes out the abortion laws, willfully, and you get half a century of marches is the only way to respond, which is a lesson for all of us on these issues. let the people decide to come up which is why you need to overturn roe so each state can decide by itself the way it was done before that willful act by the court and the half-century of marches. >> i was down there today, and but i'm always struck with us by how many young people are there. the other thing i noticed about that crowd, they are pretty pumped up about the new president, the republican majority in the house and senate. presidentially and politically genius for donald trump to say he would pick from a list of supreme court potential nominees and he is going to pick one next week, and that crowd is electric
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over the idea that they could have a strict constitutionalist back as that swing jurist. >> bret: leslie? >> people in this crowd don't want abortion. i would not choose that for myself but i don't want to make that choice for anyone else. being the only one with a uterus on the panel, guys, if we overturn roe b wade, that does not stop abortion. that sets us back to where women could die because they wouldn't have access to a medically safe abortion if they choose that. when you say give it to the states, what are we going to do? everybody flocking to states like california to obtain an abortion? help prevent pregnancy, and places like planned parenthood and others have free birth control and education on one can have and not get pregnant because clearly people are having sex. i am all for choice, i feel he can choose life but also to choose to have an abortion.
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>> i think the other, with kellyanne conway -- that first vice president -- she was there, and i think she was a rebuke to those who want to silence women who don't agree with them on abortion. i think it was a very big deal. >> bret: because of our gremlins, we are going to go to winners and losers. first of all, the loser was the audio. when our first then loser. -- winners first, then loser. >> the tennis championships this week, the old-timers are in control. you have roger federer, venus and williams, 36 and 35, glad to see the veterans showing the young forks. my loser is chuck schumer who continues to demonize the donald trump education pick
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betsy devos. accused her today of saying that she is -- her choice -- she would single-handedly decimate public education. i have news for chuck schumer. you look at the school options for kids, already decimated. >> bret: winners and losers, leslie? >> winners, the religious leaders today and spoke out against the muslim band, and my loser would be steve bannon. i don't want any guy telling me or anybody else in the media to shut up. >> bret: okay, winner, loser? >> the polar opposite. the winner, the unborn child. abortion rates are way down. this new generation of young people are more pro-life than the generation before them. science is winning pay to the sonogram is making a big impact. >> bret: let me interrupt your winner phd think the coverage will reach, today and tomorrow,
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anywhere near the coverage of the women's march -- >> no, and it is obnoxious because this march happens every year. when they they have these one-f marches like the women's march, easier to get a bigger crowd. these people have been doing it for literally a generation, it is a testament to the women. >> bret: your loser? >> the network news and the winner in that is steve bannon. i think the american people are so pleased to have a presidential press conference or a gaggle where the first person to get called on is not the latest iteration of helen thomas or nbc or cbs. it is nice that they are opening it up to different news outlets and i think there are no make is some oxygen going into that briefing room. i think it is a wonderful thing. >> bret: charles? >> winner is mike pence. when trump runs into trouble as he did early this week, see the rambling speech, looking at
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pence, wonderful at the march, reassuring. he always wins by comparison. the loser, i hate to be apocalyptic, is the human race. we just had the worst news of the european scientists have announced the creation of a pig-humankind marrow, produced a creature that is part human, part pig. so when do we have a picture of this? >> you don't grow it to the size where it actually can be boring. they want to use it to grow human organs in pigs. but the implications of this are simply staggering. we shouldn't be doing anything near this despite the fact that it holds out some promise for making spare parts create if you're not scared by this, you don't understand what is going on. >> bret: okay. we will end the week on that,
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thanks. thanks so much. panel, thank you, thank you for inviting us into your homes tonight. "special report." fair, balanced, unafraid. night. see you monday. >> sean: tonight, president trump is shaking up washington and keeping promises, by announcing a new executive order to keep america's safe. >> measures to keep radical islamic terrorists out of the united states of america. >> sean: and by meeting with british prime minister at theresa may. >> the special relationship between our two countries has been one of the great forces in history for justice and for peace. >> sean: laura ingraham is here tonight with reaction. >> a wall protects. people want protection. all you have to do is ask israel. >> sean: building a wall on our southern border, and

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