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towards racial equality 53 years ago today. should news break out, we'll break in. great day on the dow. even better on the nasdaq. 1.5%. cavuto will have details starting right now. >> tensions escalating after the u.s. shoots down a syrian fighter jet targeting u.s.-backed forces. now russia is saying they're going to target us! welcome. i'm trish reagan in for neil cavuto. russian forces say they will treat u.s. planes as targets after a syrian jet was shot down. let's go to kristin fisher with more. >> to give you how big an ideal this is, the last time the u.s. shot down a war plane was almost 20 years ago in air-to-air
combat. now the u.s. shot down a syrian plane for the first time ever. and the russians are warning washington that any u.s. or u.s.-led coalition planes that fly west of the euphrates river in syria will be considered targets. the russians didn't say they would shoot them down, but this marks a major escalation over a battlefield that was already confusing. the russians have threatened to stop using the deescalation hotline. >> i'm confident that we're still communicating between our operations center and the russian federation operation center and confident our forces have the ability to take care of themselves. >> the pentagon the reason this f-18 shot down the syrian jet is because it just bombed u.s.-backed forces nearby. russia called it an act of
aggression. u.s. central command says the coalition does not seek to fight pro regime forces partnered with them but will not hesitate to defend coalition or partner forces from any threat. and the threat in the region is intensifying this time from iran. yesterday it launched six missiles into isis strong holds in syria. very close to where some u.s.-backed forces are based and trish, they weren't given any warning. >> all right, kristin. thank you very much. so what we do? how should the u.s. deal with this? let's go to officer tony shaffer. good to see you. what are you propose something. >> it's chaos. we're doing the best we can. general dunford said we still have communications with the russians. there's a couple things we have to consider. first off, the russians are invited, we're not. the russians are trying to retain bashir assad and we're
not. and the iranians are playing their own games for their purposes. >> is this a proxy war? >> yeah. we believe -- we've been calling it the damascus packet. it's a cold war setup. it's the russians, syria and iran playing their own game as the warsaw pact did. we're helping to organize our size as an arab nato, treaty organization. what we're not doing well, defining what we want to accomplish. >> i thought we want al-assad gone. >> it's aspirational. we cannot just remove him and leave syria in chaos. we did that in libya. >> did the same thing in iraq and got out. >> right. >> you see where that lead.
so i hear you. we need a game plan in place. is there nothing? are you saying they have no plan for this? >> i've talked to very senior pentagon leaders. we have not been able to achieve under the obama white house and the trump white house is better but not complete about thinking things through what is next? we get al-assad, what is next? figure out do we wish to achieve and what is the cost? american lives being jeopardized for what? we have to figure out what we wish to achieve and seek to use all of resources and leveraging other resources to achieve that. >> one thing that stuns me, we've been around the problem for a while. we know that assad is killing his own people and he's not a good guy and we want him gone. why do we not have some ideas on what it is that should be done? >> you have overlapping interests in the region. the iranians are supporting
al-assad. the russians are supporting him. so -- >> so the russians know what they want. >> clearly. they're acting on it. that's one of the issues. we're actively coming up against some of their own internal objectives regarding al-assad. now during the obama administration, john kerry and our state department got kicked out of the negotiations. we didn't have a seat. now we do. some of this is trying to right the bad policies of the obama administration and at the same time trying to figure out what we wish to achieve regarding long-term stability in the region. >> where does this leave us in terms of russia and putin? we have not defined our goals. are we basically saying, okay, syria is yours to handle then? >> not at all. general dunford said russia is our largest threat. the pentagon is pushing back. we will coordinate and do things to prevent it, but we won't back
down. we have not shot down an aircraft since 1999. a new sheriff in town. new things coming. what we have to do, define what we're willing to do and make sure the other side understands that. set up clear objectives for syria and make it none what we wish to accomplish. we're supporting the anti-assad forces, which is what was being attacked here. you know, they're anti-isis but anti-assad, too, which puts them in conflict with the very forces we're trying to deal with regarding the russians. >> we need to make decisions, have a plan and need to know what comes next. too afternoon we get in there, we destroy certain regimes, which probably need to be destroyed. but then we're stuck with chaos afterwards. >> the central command under president clinton would often be asked, can you do this militarily? tony would say, yeah, but then what? it's the then what that we don't do well and something that we have to get right here. >> thanks, colonel.
>> in london, a van plowed into a group of people and killing one and injuring nine others. now we're learning more about the 47-year-old suspect that is facing a terror charge. let's go to catherine herridge who has the latest. hi, catherine. >> two new attacks in europe today involving vehicles as weapons. the most recent attack happens hours ago in paris. investigators say a driver rammed into a police van. video shows thick yellow smoke coming from the suspect's vehicle. fox news has reported that the man had an ak-47. the suspect was known to french intelligence services and under surveillance. this is a special security category that only applies to individuals that are considered a serious threat to national security and is considered the highest level of warning. this attack happened just hours after police in london say a
driver in a van plowed into muslims outside a mosque in north london injuring nine people. investigators say one man died at the scene. somebody was giving him first aid before the attack and is unclear exactly what killed him. video shows the man being kicked on the ground. an iman at the mosque protected the suspect. the police commissioner said that this is an act of terrorism. >> we take all forms of hate crimes incredibly seriously. we want to stop people becoming violent extremists of any sort however we can. clearly it takes more than just the police. >> media reports the mosque in north london has done a lot in the last decade to turn around his image after it was linked to the 2001 shoe bomber, richard reid and a poison plot two years later, trish. >> thank you so much, catherine
herridge. stocks kicking off the week with big begins. how about the dow and the s&p closing at record highs, everyone. tech stocks rebounding a bit as well. check it out. up 144. investors keeping a close eye on congress, gop lawmakers considering cancelling the august recess to get tax cuts down. paul ryan will set the tone tomorrow afternoon. and neil will have live coverage on it for you on the fox business network. cavuto coast-to-coast on fbn. don't miss it. less than a week after the shootin shootings, some seem to be blaming steve scalise for this tragedy. they're actually blaming the victim. the victim who is still lying in a hospital right now. where is the outcry over this one? an imagine if anything, anything
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this is something that's been in the works for quite a while, a number of weeks, really since the time that james comey was fired and the president believes his communication guy fell down on the job. the president was considering this over the course of his recent foreign trip to saudi arabia, israel and italy. looks like it's really well in the works. that is that sean spicer will that to a new position. they don't know what to call it yet. it will be at the level of a deputy chief of staff and will
oversee the communications and the press office. this as the president believes as sean spicer and reince priebus plays to sean spicer's strength. when he was on the capitol hill, he was on the behind-the-scenes player working on strategy instead of ducking the arrows of the media as they question him. so he will move in the near future to a full time behind-the-scenes role even though the president would like to see him come out every once in a while. he may do that. likely that we'll see sarah huckabee sanders move into the full time press secretary job and be there more often and a communications director as well. so spicer will be the overseer, a deputy chief of staff level over the press shop and the communications shop. so for spicer, it's a promotion that a lot of people are looking at this as earlier at least before this plan came out as spicer being shoved aside. i can tell you that's not the case. he's moving into a more elevated
role and one the white house and the president believes plays to his strength. trish? >> trish: thanks, john roberts. steve scalise continuing his recovery after last week's tragic shooting. that's not stopping some in the media that seem to be suggesting that he asked for this. listen. >> it's time to ask whether the attack on the united states congress yesterday was foreseeable, predictable and to some degree self-inflicted. >> trish: self-inflicted? come on! former secret service agent dan bogina. self-inflicted? what did he money by that, joe? >> scott kelly, let's make this clear, is not a reckless pundit trying to give out a provocative shocking statement like we see every day. he's the anchor or was of the cbs evening news. walter conkrite, that sound you
hear, is turning over in his grave. you can't make statements like that where it's self-inflicted. the reaction from any sane, sober american would be what the hell are you talking about. >> trish: and people say -- i worked at cbs evening news. those words are carefully thought out. it's not as though they're talking like we do on cable. they write all this stuff out. it's heavily scripted. so dan, he knew what he was writing. he wrote that ahead of time. he delivered that message and he chose to use that word "self-inflicted." isn't that -- doesn't that speak volumes about where some members of the media and the left are right now? >> well, the media is the left, trish. i'm not willing to say otherwise. these people have grown up in schools of journalism where they've been indoctrinated in far left ideology. that's a horrifying embarrassing disgusting statement to make.
self-inflicted? while scalise is in the hospital recovering in critical condition? don't you have any pride or dignity in your network? can't you rise above the moment while the guy is in critical condition and wait until he can stand on his own two feet again? this isn't a problem on both sides. i refuse to accept that they're isolated incidents of this on both side but an epidemic of violent talk. this is exclusively on the far left. >> i think the left has engaged in
this in some pretty obvious ways. the kathy griffin, for example or the julius caesar being donald trump and getting stamped. but i don't think that the right is -- we have reached a state in this country right now where we have lost all sense of decency or humanity. people are on the attack that is completely unprecedented.
but to see scott pelley take that on as congressman scalise is an assault and self-inflicted, it's to levels that we haven't seen. >> i have a new term. we all heard about one upsmanship. this is downsmanship. we had president trump calling for unity. the democrats and republicans praying on the field. politicses acting for the most part responsibly here. but harmony doesn't work with some members of the media. >> is the main street media
a joke? because you know where the bias is? >> look at the numbers from the harvard study. "new york times," 87% negative coverage. cnn and nbc, 93% negative coverage of this administration. it's going to skew negative with numbers like that. that shows me a reflex for the negative and an agenda.
>> have you been notified of an investigation? the answer, as i said yesterday, is no. the situation on friday that created the press coverage over the weekend was in response to a "washington post" story that had five anonymous sources. so in 1 sense, could you imagine that the president did have the opportunity to respond?
>> that's the president's personal lawyer. he's saying nobody notified the president that he's under investigation. >> trish: the president's team playing defense all because of a single tweet where the president said, and i quote, "i am being investigated for firing the fbi director by the man who told me to fire the fbi director. witch hunt." if only he listened to neil, right? remember this? >> mr. president, it's not the fake news media that is your problem. it's you. it's not just your tweeting, it's your scapegoating. your refusal to see that sometimes you're the one that is feeding your own beast. >> trish: bottom line here, a lot of confusion over this case. so should the president just drop the tweets altogether? or should he keep them going because that's how he connects with his base and gets out his message? i'm just by robin, ashley and madison. good to have you here. madison, you like the tweeting. i know you like the tweeting.
you say it helps him to connect with his peeps. doesn't it get him in trouble along the way? >> when we look at the tweet specifically, it was meant to be satirical and bring light to the ridiculousness of the fact that the president of the united states could be put under investigation for taking the advice of the same exact person that could be investigating? i think this is ridiculous. but when we go back to the general idea of whether the president should be tweeted, a lot of people say, you know, yes, he should be tweeting because this is a direct line of communication between him and the american people. true. but i think we need to take it a step further and say that we're in the 21st century. part of this comes with technology and use of social media. i would encourage not only our president but all of our political leaders to continue to advance with the times and stop living in the past. social media will be an integral part of politics moving forward and politicians should be using it. >> trish: i hear you on this. one of the challenges with
twitter is it's so short. you get 140 characters and you have to get it into that or maybe you can have a string of tweets. but the challenge, ashley, when you're doing things in such a brief -- with brevity, you don't always -- you don't always -- you're not able to convey the nuance of a particular discussion point. i think in this particular case, you might have been just responding to "the washington post." he said if i am under investigation, i shouldn't be. there's no crime here. we have a very different feel that suggested to the world that he was under investigation. >> well, it's 140 characters and you can't hear tone in tweets basically. i have to agree, i'm glad that our president -- i'm glad our president uses twitter. i'm sure what drives most political people nuts, they're used to controlling the social
media message and keep their candidates and clients on message. this president wants to take to his base. for example, the travel ban, he uses the term "ban." up to the supreme court to determine whether or not it's legal. however, his base wants a ban. that's why he was put into office. he's not falling within the norms, the typical -- the normal political rhetoric and being politically correct and he's willing to put himself out there and quite frankly mainstream media keeps it up. >> and he's putting himself out there. it's good to connect to the base and the base wants to hear things. the flip side is you have a left right now that wants to find him guilty somehow some way. and is he running the risk of providing them unintentionally with ammunition? >> absolutely, trish. we heard from neil cavuto that the president is his own worst
enemy. one of my favorite tweets is the one from august 1 of 2014 where he says, if you read my last number of tweets, only one opinion can be formed that our president and our leader is grossly incompetent. while reading from his most recent tweets, i tend to a agree. so yes, he's his own worst enemy. time and time again, we're told one thing and turns out the cleanup comes in and says that the president, that's not what he intended to say. granted only 140 characters but they'll put out these people and say that's not how you should interpret it. >> if only he hadn't tweeted that, they say. madison, if you were advising him, working in the oval office, what would you tell him? >> i'd tell him to keep tweeting, this is not only a way for him to connect but to stay in the future and advance. last year was the first time
that millennials were able to vote like baby boomers. his future is in the hands of the millennials. yes, facebook is -- >> let's, you know, maybe edit them a little bit, ashley? maybe put them through another set of eyes first so they don't land in my hot water we shouldn't be landed in? >> i don't think so. i think he needs to keep his base focused. he's motivating people to support him. if the left attacks him, they will attack him over anything at this point. it's very clear. so keep it coming. keep it going. keep the conversations strong. >> i keep saying this. he's single handedly made twitter relevant. got to be on twitter to know what the president is thinking. all right. from the white house to the people's house. the stakes are incredibly high. tomorrow's holtly contested special election in georgia, don't believe me. then believe the money. we're talking about a lot of it
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>> trish: all right. you want to know how high the stakes are in the political election in georgia? follow the money. the congressional race between karen handel and democrat john ossoff is the most expensive race ever. jonathan serrie has more. hey, jonathan. >> hey, trish. the sixth district race may be grabbing the headlines, but the two candidates are bringing in big names with strong georgia ties to help them in their various campaigns. sonny purdue and health and human services secretary tom price stumped for karen handel and john lewis campaigned for democrat john ossoff. >> with this election, people are prepared to change. many see the handwriting on the wall. >> it's time to knock on the
doors and making the calls. it's time to send those e-mails. it's time to be making certain that you're asking every certain individual that you see within the sixth district having voted. >> the real clear politics average shows ossoff with a slight lead. it's too slows to call. it's extraordinary that democrats are competitive in a district that favors establishment republicans. >> this is exactly the type of district they hope to win if they can retake the house in 2018. there's 24 seats they need to win. a lot of them are the suburban districts that the republicans have held. >> democrat ossoff is trying to appeal to independents and said that he will work to reduce government waste in washington. and karen handel is linking ossoff to california liberals. late last week handel announced
that she and her neighbors have received threatening letters containing a white powder. the ossoff campaign has beefed up security after receiving threats as well. it's the most expensive congressional race in u.s. history expecting to top $50 million. >> thanks, john. the reason they're spending so much money, it's a must win for both parties. shelby holliday is here. they're both wanting to win it. why is it so critical? >> this race is so high. it's making people do things they have never done before. i met voters putting up signs for the first time, new yorking on doors. these are older women that never ever in their lives have been politically active. now they know the stakes are high. >> you're seeing it on both sides. >> both sides. for the democrats, stakes are high because of the money pouring into this race.
you have a 30-year-old political novice that has never held elective office but he's energized his base, this is john ossoff. he has the money and the energy in democratic party. if he can win, could help unite the party and could help energize them moving into the mid-terms. if he loses, the fear is that all this money, all this campaigning, all of this frenzy doesn't matter. so the wind would be taken out of their sails. >> trish: so the democrats need this win and looking to mid-terms and saying, we won't stand for anything. we don't have a platform. we are anti-trump. is being anti-trump enough to get us elected? >> here's what's interesting. john ossoff is running in a district that is historically read. >> no one on the left has won this district. >> johnny isaac son, tom price.
he's really campaigns as a fiscal conservative. i asked him, because republicans are saying, yeah, yeah, yeah, he's saying this stuff about cutting waste, abuse, cutting spending. he's not really being honest. i asked him, are you being honest? he said it's time to make fiscal responsibility less of a partisan issue. he is championing he's conservative causes. it's driving conservatives nuts. >> trish: you think about it. donald trump wants to spend money on things like infrastructure. you have a guy down there saying, no, no, we need to be more fiscally responsible. it's how political everything has become. >> yes. he's very craft. he's toeing the line, trying not to rock the balance. this is a district of republicans. and republicans need this win because it shows not only that they can defend their home turf, they can win despite millions of dollars coming in to be spent
against them. it's a vote of confidence for donald trump. when you talk to voters on the ground, they acknowledge that this is not about local issues. trump supporters on the ground want karen handel to win because they want to give trump one more house member. >> trish: it's very close. the democrat is in the lead. if we learned anything from polling, you don't necessarily -- >> it's a different matter. >> trish: you don't know whether to believe it. one other thing about the race, you have a lot of early turnout. votes that have already been turned in that typically helps folks on the left. >> yes. except it's summer. i was speaking to the secretary of state's office. they can't give you an estimate of what they want for turnout because this is a crazy race. it's unprecedented. we haven't seen anything like this. one county official said 55% could be the amount of turnout, which is just absolutely nuts for a special election in june when everybody is on vacation. so early turnout may just be
because people are out of town. i think it's up because this race is unlike anything we've ever seen for a special election. >> trish: thanks, shelby holliday. sad news to bring everyone right now. just breaking. the american held in prison in north korea has died. the family issuing this statement. we'll have more right after this. i don't know why i didn't get screened a long time ago.
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retailers who don't comply could be fined $300. liz stearns loves this idea. but danielle mclaughlin does not love it. daniel is an attorney an author. good to have you both here. i don't like the idea of kids on the phone or me on phones around my kids or husband either. but that's it. do i want the government somehow putting in a law saying my kids can't have a phone? what's if it's an emergency? >> we don't want the government involved. however, i think that parents need to be responsible for themselves and their children and know exactly what's going on and the parents are responsible to say, hey, we don't want you on social media all the time. we're going to take certain precautions and make sure you're not on it all the time. it all starts with the parents. >> i agree. i'm the liberal here, right?
you'd think that i was for this. there's things that i think government would do but this is for appearance. if you take this away from parents -- >> your 12-year-old doesn't need the phone. what if it's an emergency? >> if parents want to do things where they can say, okay, social media should be x amount of hours or stuff like that, that's a different story. but this is government involvement. the government to say that they can't spy. it's not going to work. >> and retailers will be phone. but we're all on the same page with this. it's kind of crazy. but it tells us the state that we're in as a country.
the fact that people are always on their phones. and kids are getting short-changed in this. aren't they, danielle? >> they are. the amount of time on my phone and on twitter. the same time that i'm not with loved ones. i'm not doing anything productive. it's something that i feel i need to work on. when we have these debates about the extent to which government should be involved, we ought to have more important discussions. it's a problem for people on the left. the other thing, this is a ballot initiative. the people of colorado will decide what they want to do here. we'll see what happens. >> yeah, i mean, i think we should all put the cell phones down, focus on the people around us. >> we need to really make an effort of getting off the grid, right? putting it down and knowing that for instance, now when i get home from work, my phone goes in the kitchen.
>> trish: all right, everyone. you're looking live at the white house there where major technology executives have been gathering today to sit down with the nation's chief executive. one ceo after the other arriving at this meeting. this 5:00 p.m. meeting with the president. it's the first gathering of the american technology council. the idea being that we need to update our government's
technology. all of these choosing to have the seat at the table unlike elon musk who stepped down in protest. is that proof? these business guys need the president more than he needs them? let's go to emily from the washington examiner and charlie gasparino. good to have you here. charlie, there's some surprising folks at this meeting here. what do you think is going on? do they just want to communicate and have a seat at the table with the president of the united states? >> a lot of largesse that is handing out in washington with the president of the united states. by the way, they got something -- most of these guys, these men and women, they're all pretty much progressive liberal democrats. but just keep in mind, they also love low corporate taxes. you know -- >> trish: funny how that works. >> yeah. funny how tim cook is a concern on that one very narrow issue.
so they have a lot riding on this. the trump economic plan is -- there's a big corporate tax cut there he wants to get it down from the current level, the federal level from 35% to 15%. every one of those people in that room want that. that's where the rubber meets the road. that's where there's some common ground. >> and emily, there's also the opportunity for them, is there not, of perhaps being involved in the government's upgrading of its systems. the idea here behind the seeding is to upgrade our federal technology systems, which they have probably not been upgraded since y 2k. they want the business, do they not? >> absolutely. that is one of the more interesting things to come out of what we heard from the meeting. jared kushner talked about how government agencies are still working on systems for y2k.
some of them still using floppy discs. when you look at someone like tim cook, big supporter of liberal causes and hillary clinton. he said i'm willing to put the country over the politics of the moment. so whether or not that is sincere or whether or not that is justification for coming to the table while tax reform is probably being discussed at the white house the next couple of months. i don't know. but it's interesting to see these giants in the industry at the white house. >> trish: charlie, will this backfire against the likes of tim cook? elon musk threw in the towel after the climate issue. might some of these ceos be haunted by the fact that they sat down with the president? >> it's net-net positive. one of the best things about trump's economic plan, some of it is not been implemented, like the tax cuts and health care is part of the economic agenda.
but the best part about trump, he meets with corporate ceos, he talks to them, relates to them. he doesn't lecture them and beat them up and threaten them with more regulations and put them in jail like president obama did. this is a business-friendly administration. i know a lot of liberals will say oh, this is horrible. business friendly. look what they're going to get away with. they might get away with putting more people back to work. you think of that? that's a positive thing here. trump relates to these guys. >> trish: we'll leave it there. you're right, charlie. you have to understand business to understand this economy for sure. so that's perhaps one thing he has going for him. and they see that. anyway, thank you. emily, charlie, good to have you here. we'll have more on the devastating news about otto warmbier who has died after being returned home from north korea. i'll see you back here on the other side.
>> trish: otto warmbier, the american held in prison in north korea, has died at the age of 22. the family issuing this statement. unfortunately, the awful torturous mistreatment our son received at the hands of the north koreans ensured that no other outcome was possible beyond the sad one we experienced today. david lee miller joins me. >> you might recall the original prognosis was not good. committed to the cincinnati medical center shortly after he arrived in the united states. doctors had at the time that 22-year-old otto warmbier had suffered extensive loss of brain tissue to all regions of his brain. and the news today that he died
a few hours ago, 2:20:00 p.m. his family has put out a statement that also said: "when otto returned to cincinnati late on june 13th he was unable to speak, unable to see and unable to react to verbal commands. he looked very uncomfortable -- almost anguished. although we would never hear his voice again, within a day the countenance of his face changed. he was at peace. he was home and we believe he could sense that. should be noted that he was sentenced to a 15 year prison term for what north korea described as hostile acts against the state. accused of stealing a propaganda poster. sentenced to 15 years of hard labor. turned out now to be a death sentence. >> trish: that's really sad. our hearts go out to his family. very sad news. thank you so much, and thank you, everyone for joining me here. don't forget to join me every day on fox business network on
the intelligence report. i will be there, as i always am at 2:00 p.m. eastern. i am in for lou dobbs tonight as well but hope to see you there at 7:00 p.m. eastern. "the fox news specialists" are next. >> eboni: i am eboni k. williams with eric bolling, kat timpf. we are "the fox news specialists" ." super busy news day. the role of the white house press secretary will be changing soon, according to john roberts. mr. spicer would be getting a promotion overseeing all white house medications. eric, we we had governor huckae on our program last week and you asked about the likelihood of sarah huckabee. >> eric: she has been doing a great job. they moved sean a little bit away from the day-to-day