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a pool in atlantic city motel. luckily nobody jumped in with him. police say the gator was taken to a nearby zoo. kind of cute. >> heather: do you think he is cute? you could have taken him home. "fox & friends" starts now. rob: see you later. >> this week it's robert e. lee. i wonder is it george washington next week and is it thomas jefferson the week after? you real delay have to ask yourself where does it stop? >> a lot of people have driven by these statues for decades and never thought twice about them and now they have become a political symbol. >> few small people on the left following the footsteps of the taliban. you start by tearing down statues and burning books and then eventually you go after the people. >> former district judge roy moore will face current senator luther strange. >> i signed a new executive order to sign the nation's badly broken permitting process. this is what it takes to get something approved today. this is what we will bring it down to.
>> kim jong un appeared to back down on his nuclear threats. the united states says it's still open to negotiations over north korea's missile program. >> we continue to be interested in finding a way to get to dialogue. but that's up to him. ♪ ♪ ♪ steve: live from studio f as in "fox & friends." it's a "fox & friends" show from wednesday live from the mezzanine show. look who is in for brian today and look who is in for ainsley. abby: good to be here. great to have you, too todd. great job in alabama. todd: interesting race. we will get to that
throughout the morning. when you are in alabama college football season is around the corner you have to ask the question roll eagle or war tide. you have to do it. steve: when you were at that diner yesterday how many breakfast did you have because it was 3-hour telecast. todd: i actually only had one. we had a lot of people to talk with. unfortunately i didn't have grits. abby: i can't do that, steve, when i was at a diner i have one every hour. steve: they keep asking. when i was in indianapolis they get bringing me the pastrami okaylet which was fantastic. i keep thinking about it. abby: best breakfast at dennys it was alligator omelet. we can talk about breakfast all morning long but there is a lot of news to get to this morning. steve: no kidding. so, were you watching television yesterday afternoon? if you were, you saw something that you don't see everyday. the president of the united states made a gigantic
mistake. donald trump came out of the golden h elevators at trump towers and he thought he was going to give a statement and then answer a bunch of questions about infrastructure. that was a mistake because all of the people who were there in the press pool wanted to talk about charlottesville. the president was apologetic. he dibled down. both sides responsible for charlottesville. if you missed it, here is a synapsis of what he said. >> i'm not putting anybody on a moral plain. what i'm saying is this you had a group on one side and one on the other they came at each other with clubs and it was vicious and horrible. there was another side. there was a group on this side you can call them the left. that came violently attacking the other group. you can say what you want but that's the way it is. excuse me, what about the alt left that came charging as as you say the alt right? do they have any semblance of guilt? what about the fact that they came charging, that they came charging with
clubs in their hands, swinging clubs, do they have any problem? i think they do. >> as far as i'm concerned, that was a horrible, horrible day -- wait a minute. i'm not finished. i'm not finished, fake news. that was a horrible day. you look at both sides. i think there is blame on both sides. had you very bad people in that group. you also had people that were very fine people on both sides. you had people in that group that were there to protest the taking down of to them a very, very important statue and that renaming of a park from robert e. lee to another name. abby: that was something yesterday if you were watching it. steve: it was very trumpian. abby: you were saying this morning steve before the show started if you were a fan of donald trump and his style you loved that press conference. if you are not and looking for a way to get at him, you hated every moment that press conference.
steve: that was an observation made on hot air.com. it's interesting, todd, because the president of the united states on monday had condemned the kkk, the neo nazis, the white nationalists, the white supremacists, he did that very carefully on monday. on tuesday it appeared that he said hey, listen, the reason i made that statement on saturday, right out of the gate was because -- and he didn't say it was vague, however a number of people said it wasn't specific enough. he said i didn't have all the facts yet. nobody had all the facts yet. that's the statement that i made. todd: of course there has been a lot of back and forth. some people said he should have been on prompter. another said he shouldn't have been on a prompter. we are always going to be in a situation where i think many people will agree that the comments yesterday may not have been the smartest thing to do following kind of almost sort of putting it to bed on monday. but at the end of the day we do have to remember regardless of whether you love this president or hate this president there is an
underlying notion that he could cure cancer tomorrow and other peopled in the media are going to attack him and say he didn't do it the right way. abby: of course. todd: not condemning what the president said or supporting. there are always people going to attack him. steve: i said that thing on saturday and i believe it. and i was more specific in following statements and i believe that as well. what's interesting though is ed henry got his hands on the official talking points that the white house has circulated. this is how they go. the president was entirely correct both sides acted inappropriately. the president condemned with no ambiguity the hate groups filled by bigotry and racism but for the media that will never be enough. and finally the media reacted with hysteria to the action that counter protesters showed up for clubs spoiling for a fight
the fact that reporters on the ground have repeatedly stated and that's the both sides part. abby: can i make this statement because you made a great point, todd that are going to hate on this president no matter if he smiles or doesn't smile they will find a way to criticize the president. i was watching this press conference yesterday as someone who wants him to succeed because i think if you are a patriot in this country you want every president to succeed because that means the american people are succeeding. this was a real opportunity for him to bring this country together, to unite them, to call out hate for what it was. and most importantly, to bring some calm. you know, i think that the country is fired up right now. and i think we left that press conference feeling less calm, feeling more confused about things. and so i do feel like this was a real missed opportunity for him. are people going to attack him all day long? yes, they will. i do think he needs to stand up a little stronger for this hate groups. because they hate jews. they hate blacks. they end up hating people and i don't think anyone to stand up for that in this
country. steve: he was unambiguous saying he despises the kkk the neo nazis and white supremacists in previous statements. he said a lot of people who live in states where they have statute do yous to confederate heroes suddenly taking them down, moving them to cemeteries moving them to a museum or destroying them. in a north carolina student by the name of tack i can't of a thompson. wrapped a roped around one of the statues. she apparently has been arrested and they are trying to id the other people involved. it's one thing if your town council says let's go ahead and doo get rid of them like they are doing in baltimore. something else to go do it by yourself it looks like they are trying to figure out who those people are who that guy is right there and perhaps there will be charges against them as well. but the president made a very good comment and it was all right, so, this all
started with the robert e. lee statue being removed and the park being renamed down in charlottesville. where does this story end, mr. president? >> you take a look at some of the groups and you see and you know if you were honest reporters and in many cases you are not. many of those people were there to protest the taking down of the statue of robert e. lee. this week it's robert e. lee. i noticed that stonewall jackson is coming down. i wonder is it george washington next week and is it thomas jefferson the week after you? know, you really do have to ask yourself where does it stop? todd: that's a really interesting point because, again, if you look at history, the people that founded this nation, so many of them were slave owners. and that is not condoning slavery. nobody in this day and age should be condoning slavery. it was a horrible horrible time in our country. you scrub history and start getting rid of everything
associated -- abby: how do you move on as a country if you erase and ignore the past. we have been talking about that press conference yesterday. you all have thoughts. how do you think it went? do you think the president said what he needed to say? do you think the media was fair to him? do you think he could have said things differently? let us know your thoughts this morning firstname.lastname@example.org. we want to hear from you. steve: in philadelphia they are tawgd about taking down a statue frank rizzo mayor of philadelphia. jillian is over there nodding right now. he was also a police commissioner talking about removing a statue of frank rizzo because they say he was a bigot and racist as well. so we have got to get rid of it. >> jillian: if you remove history how do you teach future generations? abby: we actually have a lot of other news going on as well. a fox news alert. let's get to it. >> jillian: secretary of state rex tillerson says the united states still open with negotiations north korea over nuclear weapons program. >> we continue to be
interested in finding a way to get to dialogue but that's up to him. >> jillian: that comes as north korean dictator kim jong un would hold off on a planned launch of missiles towards guam. on the heels of a state department report telling how the rogue regime tortures and executes people for worshiping anyone or anything other than the north korean government. to another alert. alabama's republican special election is heading to a run off. former state supreme court justice roy moore earning 41% of the vote short of the 50% needed for an outright victory. he will face current senator luther strange in the run off next month. the winner of the runoff heads to the general election next september. roy moore will join us live in the 8:00 hour. and utah provo mayor curtis wins the election in special primary. is he considered the democrat to fill chaffetz vacated seat. that election is in november. former new york city mayor rudy giuliani is recovering
this morning after being rushed to the hospital. giuliani undergoing emergency surgery on his leg after his knee gave way while on vacation. giuliani telling the "new york post" he suffers from catcher's knee after years of playing baseball. his wife says he is in good spirits and is already working from his hospital bed. the boys in blue, they are back at it again. ♪ the boys are back in town ♪ the boys are back in town ♪ the boys are back in town ♪ the boys are back in town. jillian: that's a group of indiana state troopers lip simplegging to the boys are back in town. they were patrolling the fairgrounds when they decided it was time to break out the classic sound. why not? not the first time they have patrol. summer nights from greece. i love seeing this. i love. abby: these videos make our morning. steve: here they come in a
golf cart. >> jillian: just loving life. taking a break. hitting pause for a second. steve: there you go. thank you, jillian. abby: coming up on the show president trump's policy in action. suspected members of the ms 13 gang rounded up and arrested. next guest played a major role in that bust and says this does not even scratch the surface of what we are dealing with. steve: they are in the country illegally but the bar association wants illegal immigrants to be allowed to practice law. what do you think about that? that's coming up straight ahead live from new york city. ♪ going to rock ♪ going to rock ♪ going to rock the boat ♪ jam ♪ shaking my head like a billy goat ♪ going to rock ♪ going to rock ♪ going to rock the boat ♪
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>> i have a message for the gangs that target our young people. we targeting you. we're coming after you. steve: attorney general jeff sessions following through on his promise to take down the international gang ms-13. this week a major bust in ohio and indiana nabbed more than a dozen gang members as part of a criminal crackdown all across the country. joining us now is someone who played a major role in the bust. attorney generaattorney for then district of ohio benjamin
glassman. >> it's a pleasure to be here. steve: tell us about this bust. >> yesterday's enforcement action. our federal agencies, fbi, ice, working together with franklin county sheriff and columbus police department arrested 13 people, two people additionally are fugitives. 10 of them were charged by federal indictment. and five others were charged by criminal complaint with federal offenses. steve: how big a problem is ms-13 in your neck of the woods? >> >> well, we believe we have and are working to eradicate a click or alcohol organization of ms-13 based out of columbus. so this is appear extremely violent gang and anywhere that it exists is a problem. that said, steve, i think that there are probably plenty of people in columbus who didn't know that ms-13 was here before yesterday but for those people and communities who are being extorted by its members, it was a very big problem.
>> steve: absolutely. so, ben, what's the next step in the investigation? >> well, the investigation is ongoing. so, although we literally remove from the streets those folks who we believe to be the leaders of the organization in columbus, we are continuing to investigate other possible members and associates of the columbus ms-13 click, as well as other possible crimes that they or others may have committed. and to the extent that we identify those members and to the extent that we develop evidence yard of other crimes, we will bring those cases forward as well. steve: you know, ben, as i'm looking at the data regarding the indictment dates back to 2010. so this has been a problem in your district for a while. has there been the same kind of concerted effort to eradicate ms-13 then during the last administration as there is now? >> yes. i actually think the indictment dates back to 2010.
i actually think ms-13 probably had a presence in ohio going back perhaps even a decade prior to that. steve: okay. >> we began our investigation here in december of 2015. so, we did have the support of the prior administration working on this case and attorney general sessions has made it clear that we have his full and complete support in working to eradicate ms-13. steve: well, terrific, it is a terrible group and it is time as the attorney general and the president have said to eradicate them from the united states. benjamin c. glassman u.s. attorney southern district of ohio, thank you very much for joining us today. >> thanks so much for having me. steve: all right. well done. 20 minutes after the top of the hour. coming up confederate statues coming down like dominoes. is this the right thing to do? are they erasing america's history? or is it a flash point? a debate coming up next. and what happens when a body builder catches a glimpse of himself in a security
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oxycontin overprescribing did. not go far enough to warn about overdose dangers. abby? abby: thank you, todd. president trump pushing back after toppling of confederate statues. >> so this week it's robert e. lee. i notice. you really do have to ask yourself where does it stop? abby: interesting point there. here to debate john hopkins wendy and g.o.p. analyst gee on know caldwell. thank you for being with us. >> good morning. abby: this has become really a hot button issue and big debate around this country. wenty, where do you fall on this? >> to be quite honest the takedown of the confederate soldiers monument in my home state of durham, north carolina. is beyond monument. it's about hatred and white supremacy to have heather heyer killed on u.s. soil by
nazis. harris beaten and bludgeoned by nazis. this is not talking points. this is not partenship this is human life. as a mother to hear the president of these united states not sit here and condemn what has happened as a black woman of two black boys, my heart bleeds. this is not talking points here. this is personal. and we as a nation, as a country, have to do better. abby: do you agree with that? there are good people on both sides of this debate. we talk about keeping statues up. people i talk to say this is history. how do we move forward and learn from those mistakes if we tear everything down.
>> you know, i come today with a very heavy heart. last night i couldn't sleep at all because president trump, our president is literally betrayed the conscience of our country. the very moral fabric in which we have made progress when it comes to race
relations in america. he has failed us. and it's very unfortunate that our president would say things like he did in that press conference yesterday when he says there are good people on the side of the nazis. they weren't all nazis and they weren't all white supremacists. mr. president, good people don't pile around with nazis and white supremacists. maybe they don't consider themselves white supremacists and nazis, certainly they hold those views. this has become very troubling for anyone to come on any network and defend what president trump did and said at that press conference yesterday is completely lost and the potential to be morally bankrupt. i'm sorry, no i believe that and i'm being very honest as one who has been talking about these issues for a very long time. i'm sorry that this is where we are right now. i hope the president learns a lesson from his press conference on yesterday. it's disturbing.
they may take actions in their own hands and say i can go about this because our president doesn't care. my grandfather james early williams who lived in arkansas where the klan was a hot bed of racism there. klan activity who left the south to go into the north in chicago who called me on yesterday, who said, look, when you get that opportunity, tell president trump he should take a look in the mirror and look at the people, not just the black folks who may feel marginalized by his comments but the white americans who fought, fought against slavery, fought against the marginalization of black folks in america, people of color and even the jews. let them know that it's time to have a real conversation on race. as i did on monday when i reached out to the white house, i told them i said president trump must speak to this american -- this country in very clear terms, very distinct terms just like president obama did and
senator obama in 2008. it's time to have that conversation again. absolutely necessary. abby: he is the president of the united states, he is the commander-in-chief for all of us. last word here, wendy, what would you like to hear more from on the president on. this i would like to have the president not use inflammatory terms. we are all healing. we need to come together as a country. we need leadership. we need moral leadership. we do not need anyone who does anything two people who are citizens in this country to feel as though they are empowered. that's not what we are here for. people are hurting movement colleague on the other side of the aisle are both tearing up. this is beyond talking points. this is beyond partisanship. we need to come together as a country. it's not politics. these are raw emotions. and our president needs to speak from his heart and bring us together because right now, we are a nation divided. abby: all right, wenty,
gianno, strong emotions there and it's a tough debate. we appreciate you coming on and being open. >> thank you. >> thank you. abby: we told you this story yesterday. farmer fighting a government charging him $2 million to farm his own land. this morning update on that story. president trump keeping another promise to put americans back to work and improve the country's infrastructure. what does this mean for the american worker? our own stuart varney is with us with a big smile on his face. he is going to weigh in next. ♪ any way you want it ♪ that's the way you need it ♪ any way you want it ♪ i was alone ♪ i never knew ♪ hmm? is that the rest of our food? what? no. how come you have cheese in your beard? because switching to geico could save you 15% or more on car insurance.
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final -- do you have infrastructure on. abby: one topic from the president's press conference getting far left coverage is executive order cutting the red tape to fix the country's crumbling infrastructure and it's so important. steve: that's right. here to react is the host of varney and company fox business stuart varney. the president went out and wanted questions from the press regarding infrastructure. he figured he would get a couple about charlottesville. it was all about charlottesville. >> yes. what he wanted to talk about was the fact that, it is a fact that the bureaucracy in the united states at this point always gets in the way and stalls major infrastructure projects. that's what the president wants to talk, about but the media wanted to talk about something else. but here -- listen to president trump right now outlining what he wants to do. roll tape, please. >> this overregulated permitting process is a massive self-inflicted wound on our country. it's disgraceful.
denying our people much needed investments in our community. i just want to show you this because it was just shown me and i think i am going to show it to the media. both real and fake media, by the way. this is what it takes to get something approved today. elaine, you see that. so this is what it takes. permitting process flow chart. steve: it takes, what, some cases 20 years to get a big highway approved. >> the president wants to cut that down to maybe two years for the permitting process. what gets in the way so often is environmental regulation. that's what the president wants to cut. that's what the announcement yesterday was all about. it's not the great big new infrastructure plan. it's speeding up the permitting process so you can actually get something done. that's what it was all about. but you didn't hear very much of it. todd: let me ask you this, why do the environmentalists want these regulations. being logical. more roads, less congestion,
which means less carbon monoxide side and people doing -- not driving, taking public transportation. help me, stuart. >> todd, that's a stretch. it's a real stretch. environmentalists do not like economic growth. they want economic -- they wants environmental purity. so to impose these regulations which makes sure that if you want to move a rock, build a road, dig a tunnel, you've got to ask permission from the government to get it done. and if the government says yes, do it, the environmentalists will appeal that in court. hold it up forever. you can't do things in america these days. the president wants to do things, specifically infrastructure. that's what that meeting was all about. abby: what could potentially happen is bringing enough people from both sides together on this to actually, hopefully get something passed, right? >> the president has gone as far as he can. what he needs further is
legislation. you can't go further with this speeding up of the process. you can't go further with the whole infrastructure plan without legislation from congress. that's going to be a problem. because you have got a very crowded congressional calendar. all kinds of things are going to be chalked into that ben right there. can you get infrastructure through? that's an iffy question. steve: indeed. only time will tell. speak of time 24 hours ago you were on that couch and talking about how a couple members of the economic council had dropped out. you said it was a mistake. they were doing it for personal political reasons. we have had a couple more drop out in the last 24 hours. what's going on? >> the ceos of these companies dropped out of manufacturing council they have decided it's not in their best interest or the best interest of their company to be associated with president trump at this time. the reaction to his charlottesville announcements and the press conference is so extreme that some, i think it's now six ceos have walked away from that manufacturing
council. and this morning, i haven't got time for, this president trump is going on the attack against business. president trump has tweeted amazon is doing great damage to tax paying retailers. town, cities, states throughout the u.s. are being hurt. many jobs being lost. amazon, the co-founder is jeff bezos who owns "the washington post," which is the principle media outlet for hate against donald trump. so here have you quote this standoff now and isolated president. he no longer has the unified support of business and he has gone on the attack against amazon, the biggest business of them all. steve: amazon has destroyed local book sellers and stuff like that. now they are going after grocery stores. >> politics at this moment is absolutely furious. but guess what, if n. about three hours time the stock market will open higher again. will probably go to another record today, despite it all. abby: unbelievable. stuart, always great to see you. have a great show. >> i will do my best.
thank you. abby: jillian, over to you for other head lines we are following. >> jillian: good morning to you guys and to you at home as well. gravity explicative law. national park service is working to remove the red paint. this isn't the first time the monument was targeted. in february four memorials including the lincoln were vandalized. american bar association now demanding congress allow illegal immigrants to practice law across the country. move would permit undocumented alien seeking status to obtain a license. at california, new york already allow it california farmer paying the feds $1 million after he plowed his own wheat field. a federal court ruling against him saying he used federal wet lands protected under the obama administration's environmental rules despite buying the property years
ago. he risked paying up to $45 million and losing his farm. we could all use a light hearted moment right now. we are all guilty of checking ourselves thought a car mirror or window once in a while. this guy took it to whole new level admiring himself on supermarket security camera, pulling up his sun glasses to get a better look. doing a little flexing, just wait for it hold on. he looks around. and takes off his tank top. by the way, yes. tank top. and he has so many mustlesz i can't even count them. irish body builder posted this to his youtube channel and quickly going viral. also posted it to his instagram page. it has 410,000 views. abby: i catch todd doing that all the time. todd: unfortunate for everybody here but i'm sorry. best person to talk to right
now is janice. steve: she is flexing her weather muscle. janice: no exercise here at all. i haven't exercised since 1985. let's take a look at the maps, shall we? it's kind of hot and humid here in the northeast, well, sticky. it feels like it's going to rain today. i'm telling people it's not going to rain today. but we do have rain in the forecast this week across the northeast. across the northeast, the great lakes, the you were midwest, that's where we have the relatively cooler temperatures and across the south. that's where things are hot and sticky. also looking at the potential for severe weather storms today across the you were midwest and central u.s. large hail, damaging winds, isolated tornadoes will be aability to. know what to do if there is a watch or warning in your neighborhood. back to you. abby: janice, have you never looked so good. whatever you are doing is paying off. janice: i owe you 20 bucks. >> jillian: workout gear with all the fluorescents and bands. steve: that's from the jane
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here to weigh in is dr. nicole saphier. doctor, as always, thanks. i want to get out this main point. nancy pelosi likes to refer to these as cost sharing reduction payments. these are, in fact, subsidies to the insurance company. >> absolutely the pure definition of subsidy is the government giving money to a businesses or or organization to keep costs low. cost sharing reductions are a form of subsidies as well as the refundable tax credit. those are the two main ways that the affordable care act is funded. what's been going on right now is president trump is dealing with i'm going to equate it because i'm a mother on toddlers on both sides fighting back and north name calling i'm not going to do this. i'm not going to do this. he said hey, guys, i'm going to take these away cost sharing reductions or one form of subsidies so we can finally get somewhere and come to the table and have forward progress when it comes to the affordable care act. todd: democrats quick to pounce get to what chuck schumer said he writes quote try to wriggle out of his responsibilities as he might the cbo report makes clear
that if president trump refuses to make these payments he will be responsible for american families paying more for less care. he is the president and the ball is in his court. american families await his action. aren't the premiums going up anyway? >> yes, absolutely. they were going up under the last administration because you had fewer healthy young people buying in to the individual exchange and now they are continuing to go up because of the uncertainty. what's going to happen if he stops paying for these cost sharing reductions or stops subsidizing the insurance companies, the individual tax credits are going to go up as well. we are still going to be paying tax dollars towards insurance. you will be seeing premium hikes but that's going to be offset by the tax increase. this is really a temporary fix. this isn't a fix to be honest. this is a stop gap on a system failure. todd: when you go through the language of the cbo, it does mention that you see a lot of references to non-group coverage. so i'm going to ask the question. your fellow doctor, rand paul espouses going to group
coverage for everybody, thereby spreading the risk around. do you agree with that? >> well, that is a philosophical debate and that's largely debatable when it comes to american healthcare. to be screaming for universal coverage or single payer systems i have some objections to that. to have everybody be a part of a group plan, that is really how the insurance industry works in the american health system. you have to offset the sick people with the healthy. and that's how our medicare system works thereby essentially overcharging these private industries. todd: hopefully if we maybe get to a situation where we don't have to subsidy dyes. doesn't look like we are in that situation now. trying to play with the kids in the sandbox. >> decrease the costs and then move forward. todd: dr. saphier as always, thank you. if republican and congress can't come through on healthcare and tax reform. will it help the democrats win back control in 2018 rnc chair woman ronna mcdaniel here next. she got a chance to meet the vice president of the united states. now she is the victim of online bullying.
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abby: welcome back to "fox & friends." this morning a college student is taking a stand after she was bull idea on social media for posting this picture with republican congresswoman cathy mcmorris rogers and the vice president mike pence. steve: several of her friends taking to facebook writing that she is friendly with dangerous bigots and she supports incredibly violent and homophobic views. she wrote out on her experience and need for
thought on college questions. todd: thanks for getting up and being with us. explain what happened. >> i had internship this summer with cathy mcmore miss rogers from congresswoman from my state washington and i had this amazing opportunity to meet the vice president of the united states, so when i met him, i simply took a photo and i posted it on my facebook. i keep my facebook pretty private so only my friends and family and. and people that go to my school can see the photo i posted and people were not having it. steve: so it was your friends and family in many cases who turned against you. here is a text message you received. hi, just wondering why have you a photo with someone who is actively worked against women and lbgtq rights and is generally a threat to human rights everywhere? thamackenzie how do we get to the point where taking a picture with somebody is an act of violence? >> that's a great question and i wish i had answers. and it's something i have
seen all over my college campus and the classroom and outside of the classroom. and it's really unfortunate, yeah. abby: this is part of the op-ed that you wrote after this experience. you said how did we get here? how did we get to the point where taking a photo with someone is an act of violence? how will we ever be able to have adult conversations if no one is ever willing to listen to those who have opposing philosophies. how can we coexist when we write off our political opponents those who dare to take photos with them as morally bankrupt. this is not as it should be. we need a genuine dialogue more than ever. that is so well put and so mature. someone at your age being able to step back and look at the bigger picture. we are all in this together. we don't need to point fingers and have such hate speech over a picture like that. >> exactly. and i agree with you completely. the point isn't about me and the fact that i was harassed over the photo. it's the larger picture and it's reflective of a larger culture on college campuses.
my campus and other places i'm sorry. just an attitude people generally have towards people with dissenting views. todd: mackenzie, quickly, what's next for you? >> what's fedex for me? i'm going to go back to school in a couple weeks. steve: great. >> not run away from my problems and hopefully confront people. steve: sure. >> have good conversation as well. steve: sure, if you had it to do over, would you post the picture again? >> i would still post the picture, yes. steve: why? >> i don't think i should be intimidated out of posting one photo with the vice president of the united states. we're all-american and i respect the office of the vice presidency regardless of who the vice president was. i still think it's a cool opportunity and anyone should be excited about that. abby: mackenzie you are a very strong woman. keep doing what you are doing have you a strong future ahead. >> thank you. i appreciate it so much. thanks for having me, guys. steve: high school baseball player is suing his coach
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♪ >> i'm not putting anybody on a moral plain. the driver of the car is a murderer and what he did was a horrible, horrible inexcusable thing. >> our president needs to speak from his heart and bring us together because right now, we are a nation divided. >> kim jong un appeared to back down on his nuclear threats. the united states says it's still open to negotiations over north korea's missile program. >> we continue to be interested in finding a way to get to dialogue but that's up to him. >> alabama's republican senate special election is heading to a runoff as expected. former district judge roy moore will face current senator luther strange. >> this is what it takes to get something approved today. this is what we will bring it down to. >> the bureaucracy in the
united states at this point always gets in the way and stalls major infrastructure. that's what the president wants to cut. >> a group of indiana state troopers were patrol the fairgrounds when they decided it was a great time to break out the classic song. the buys are back in town. ♪ the boys are back in town ♪ the boys are back in town ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ this is the moment ♪ tonight is the night ♪ fight until it's over ♪ put our hands up ♪ like the ceiling can't hold us ♪ like the ceiling can't hold us. abby: can't hold us down. that's the way to wake up in the morning. and a great shot of new york city. is it ever not crowded in the city? it's amazing. even at 7:00 in the morning. steve: the city that never
sleeps. we we come in at 3:00 in the morning still a lot of people out. todd: people are eating and drinking and partying. abby: i drive in on the weekends that's when the action is happening 4:00 in the morning. steve: people come to the city on vacation they don't want to miss anything. it's like they got the hotel. they are not paying a lot for it but i have got new york city i have got to explore everything. abby: a lot of places to see. good morning to you. happy tuesday morning. we have a lot of news to get to. steve: man o man there was a wild press conference in the lobby of trump tower five blocks from where we are sitting right here. president of the united states exiting the golden elevator. flanked by gary cohn his economic advisor who wanted some questions about infrastructure. didn't get any. also steve mnuchin the money guy. what's interesting is according to ax gross this morning, the president had that press availability and he lashed out because he felt that the media criticism about his initial comments of charlottesville
were so wrong, he was going to fight back campaign style and if you missed it, he did. watch. >> i'm not putting anybody on a moral plain. what i'm say something this. you had a group on one side and had you a group on the other and they came at each other with clubs and it was vicious and it was horrible. but there is another side. there was a group on this side, you can call them the left. you've just called them the left that came violently attacking the other group. so you can say what you want but that's the way it is. excuse me, what about the alt left that came charging at the as you say the alt right? do they have any semblance of guilt? what about the fact they came charging -- that they came charging with clubs in their hands, swinging clubs, do they have any problem? i think they do. as far as i'm concerned, that was a horrible, horrible day -- wait a minute, i'm not finished. i'm not finished, fake news. that was a horrible day --
you look at both sides, i think there is blame on both sides. had you some very bad people in that group. but you also had people that were very fine people on both sides. you had people in that group that were there to protest the taking down of, to them, a very, very important statue. and the renaming of a park from robert e. lee to another name. steve: what he said there was, of course, famously there were the neo nazis, the kkk, the white supremacists and then on the other side you had the antifa groups dressed this in black with the helmets and things like that. he said, in addition, on the one side you had people upset that they everywhere taking down the statue of robert e. lee and renaming the park. abby: not everyone there was out to hurt someone or was evil. i do think that's a good point to make. calling out these groups for what they are bigotry and
hatred which is incredibly important. steve: when he did. abby: he came out hard yesterday and monday he wasn't as strong on that. he needs to continue to be as hard as he can because no one should stand for that. steve: he doubled down on both sides' culpability. todd: we asked you what you have to say. trump was right violence in a name of a cause is how the evil make a point when their cause is weak. abby: this is coming from dorothy, president trump tried to explain the whole situation? charlottesville no meter what he says he will be condemned. steve: tom writes it wasn't eloquent but it was pure trump and common sense. it takes two to fight. something else the president brought up and that was regarding -- remember, this all started with the renaming of that park, robert e. lee park now emancipation park i believe down in charlottesville. he takes a look at what is going on regarding the renaming of the park and the taking down of the statues and the toppling of the statues and he wonders from
his presidential punch perch, what's next? >> you take a look at some of the groups and you see and you know it if you were honest reporters, which in many cases you are not. many of those people were there to protest the taking down of the statue of robert e. lee. so, this week it's robert e. lee. i noticed that stonewall jackson is coming down. i wonder is it george washington next week and is it thomas jefferson the week after? you know, you really do have to ask yourself where does it stop. todd: this raises so much questions. abby: that's what a lot of people are saying there are good people on both sides of this debate and that's why we are having it do you keep these statues up or take them down? what does it say about our history. laura ingraham editor and chief of lifezette. she is very passionate about this issue.
here are her thoughts on their. >> i understanding there is new found outrage and level of offense that has reached this fevered pitch about these statues, i think a lot of people have driven by these statues for decades and never thought twice about them but now it's become a political sim bomb. if it's a symbol that represents the racist past or any vestige of a racist past of the south then they will be able to say well, that has to go, too. i don't know how far they want to take it maybe they will take it to certain books they think are offensive. or certain speakers on college campuses who are offensive. i think we have to ask the question, what next? how are we going to heel heal as a nation, condemn that which is evil, and then come together as a country. todd: that's so key right there. steve: look at the people who signed the declaration of independence. remember, america was a much different place in the olden days. i believe dozens of them
were slave owners at one time or another. george washington. thomas jefferson as well. and you look at the comments of senior correspondent from the federalists, a man by the name of john david -- daniel davidson that is to say. he was on the channel last night. he took a look at the statues. he sees something bigger in this debate. >> i think a lot of people on the right, conservatives on the right who are saying yes, maybe we should move these statues to a museum miss the point. this is not about the confederacy. this is not about the civil war. this is about political power. and it's about a small group of people on the left trying to exert outsized influence on american politics by following in the footsteps of mao, of the armed thugs in the wymar republic, the taliban. these are tactics that are well-known. you start by tearing down statues and burning books
and eventually you go after people. abby: slippery slope. where does it stop? at what point do you completely remove history? how do we move on from mistakes in our nation if it is erased. steve: there are statues in baltimore they are going to move them to cemeteries where there are confederate dead buried. apparently the town council said let's not do that let's adding and destroy them. that's what they are going to do in baltimore. abby: what do you guys think? we have been debating this all morning long. do you think these statues should go down or stay up for history's sake. let us know at email@example.com. todd: we have so many issues we need to face, we need to conquer this one. abby: how do you educate this next generation coming up? how do you teach them the right way that he would are awful americans, his industry is a part of who we are but we are better for that? how do you make sure that is instill i willed in the next
generation coming up? where do you draw the line? if somebody was a slave owner back in those days do they become a pariah in which case do they rename washington, d.c. snfpg what happens to ail of that stuff when you think about it in the big picture? that's the debate people are having right now. abby: a lot of other news we are following. jillian is here with headlines. >> jillian: that's right. good morning. let's begin with a fox news alert. alabama's republican special election is heading to runoff. stormer supreme court justice roy moore earning 41% of the vote. short of the 50% needed for outright victory. he will face current senator luther strange in the runoff next month. the winner of the runoff heads to the general election in december to fill the seat. roy moore will join us live in the next hour. make sure you stay tuned for that utah provo mayor john curtis wins the g.o.p. nomination in the special congressional primary. is he considered democrat over democrat cathy allen to
fill jason chaffetz' vacated seat. that election is in november. heather heyer the woman killed during violent riots last week will be laid to rest. heyer was white supremacists when she was hit by a car driven into the crowd. charlottesville native and worked as legal assistant. 19 others were hurt in that attack. the case of the accused chelsea bomber won't be hurt in court. the judge ruled it would be prejudicial because there is a triais. bombs in your streets can be used as evidence. he is accused of setting off this explosion in new york city last year injuring 31 people. a spacex rocket blasting off from kennedy sportscenter. >> 3, 2, 1. >> jillian: the rocket loaded with supplies for the six astronauts on the international space station.
moments ago the capsule successfully docking among the cargo is a super computer and freezer full of ice cream because what else would you need when you are going to space? those are your headlines. steve: at the museum of air history, the smithsonian they have the freeze dried which is kind of good but nothing beats real. >> jillian: i know, hey, if that's your only option i'm going to vote for the ice cream. i'm going to take it. abby: you take what can you get, jillian. thank you so much. steve: coming up, brand new details surfacing on that meeting on the tarmac in i believe it was phoenix between loretta lynch then attorney general and former president bill clinton. president trump's legal counsel jay sekulow with what they just uncovered and you are going to want to hear it. todd: what effect will the trump presidency have on republicans running for re-election in 2018? rnc chair woman ronna mcdaniel weighs in coming up next.
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♪ ♪ abby: well the president's approval rating now hovering at 41% with critics claiming that those numbers are normally an election predictor and could spell doom for the gop. steve: should the republicans really assume that what normally happens happen in this not so normal year let's talk to rnc chair woman ronna mcdaniel. good morning to you. >> good morning. thanks for having me. steve: there is nothing normal about politics these days. >> there is nothing normal or predictable about politics. certainly almost a year and a half out from the mid terms, there is no way to predict what's going to happen. as the rnc chair, we are already laying the ground work for get out the vote and data collection and how we are going to turn out our universe of voters. but we don't know what the major issues are going to be. steve: sure, when you look at the comments from the president, and then president-elect trump, it's like hey, don't trust the polls, they were wrong in november. >> they were wrong in november. i'm from michigan. let me just tell you, they were wrong in michigan.
so i don't think you can trust the polls. i do think there are indicators right now in the economy that if the economy keeps going the way it's going, that we're going to have a good midterm. 16-year low in unemployment. you have 1 million new jobs created under president trump. i mean labor participation rights are up. incomes are up. these are really good indicators. if we have a strong humming economy going into the mid terms, i think we'll win. abby: a lot of that goes back to results. right? what can republicans do on capitol hill? and you just look at the past six months. a lot of the republicans, todd and i travel the country going to diners they are frustrated and feel like they were duped they promised it if they had control of congress they would be able to get things passed like healthcare and getting rid of obamacare. they haven't been able to do that. does that concern you as someone who runs the rnc? >> i hear that too from voters. you campaigned on this. you got to fulfill your campaign promises. this is certainly a message i take to leaders in washington. the president is very arare
of that but we're only in the first quarter of the game. and we have got a while to get these things done. these are huge issues. but the president is leading on things like deregulation, on energy independence, on national security with the great supreme court justice in judge gorsuch. all these things and you look at the economy and how well that is going. abby: is congress doing enough to help him. >> i think they are. they have to keep humming. you can't walk away. okay we can get that done. steve: say that though. >> i have to be for everybody. todd: when we do these diner tours, one thing we see a lot of is preference for a nontraditional candidate like president trump as you're scouring the nation for the next people that you are going to put up on the republican side for congress, are you gravitating more toward that nontraditional candidate? >> well, there are 10 senate democrats in states where president trump won and the candidates that are coming forward in those states are nontraditional candidates. and the one message that i think came out of the
november election and president trump's election is people want change in washington. steve: right. >> the status quo is not working. they want to see things get done. obamacare is failing. it's not okay to say all right, this is the best we can do. so people are looking for real change in washington. i think you will see that again in the candidates that come forward and are elected through the primaries and mid terms. abby: what about mitch mcconnell quickly. a lot of people say he needs to go for things to happen. >> i think senator mcconnell, i mean you look did he 49 votes he got in the senate. i don't know what he would have done to get susan collins, lisa murkowski and john mccain. steve: john mccain was shocking though. >> john mccain was shocking. i think senator mcconnell did the best he could. we have got to deliver on tax reform and other things. todd: ronna mcdaniel thank you very much for being here. >> thank you for having me. todd: call it president trump's action. members of the ms-13 gang being rounded up and arrested in the midwest?
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todd: it was from new york former governor george pataki saying on twitter kid rock is the kind of candidate the g.o.p. needs right now. pataki, a pretty big player formerly in republican politics. abby: thank you, todd. is being benched the same as being bull idea. former high school student thinks that's the case. now he is suing the school district and varsity baseball coach for it. steve: the suit states for four months and 14 games robby lopez has been bench and not been able to show his offensive or defensive capabilities. questions on to show this a form of harassment. the question is will the judge agree? well here to break it all down emily campano. you say this suit is ridiculous. it's because the coach doesn't put you in to play. >> absolutely. so usually i can find legal merit to both sides in a
lawsuit. but here, frankly, i can't. this father is arguing that coach's discretion essentially is akin to bullying. pointing to a case that just came out of south carolina in which a high school cheerleader was found to have been subjected to pervasive bullying at the hands of her coach. that consisted of a pattern of derogatory comments about her private body parts. crowds jeering at her. she cried herself to sleep every night. the father here acknowledges it was simply for being benched. he claims this is more egregious and seeking more money than that cheerleading case. no judge or jury will agree. steve: you know, as a father of three children who went through sports their entire lives, sometimes you do get frustrated with the coach who invariably doesn't put your kid in all the time so the kid can get spotted by the college talent scout and get the free ride to college. that's just the father talking right here. nonetheless, sometimes there are reasons why kids don't get put in but is the remedy suing the coach?
>> well, that's a great point. so they even acknowledge in the complaint this game is supposed to be fun. so what is the remedy for loss of fun? how do you qualify that for damages? now, this father has posted youtube videos of his son, his highlight reel as it were on air. i feel like to him it's probably the lost opportunity of mlb career. again no judge is going to agree. his son is probably more scarred from this national attention than he was from being benched. abby: sometimes failure can be the best thing. i remember the time i was in a swim meet and got last place. i was so far behind everyone was cheering for me that i finished. steve: time to go home, come on,ably. abby: you realize you aren't perfect at everything. it takes hard work. does it disdistract from the real problems we face in this country when it comes to bullying. >> unfortunately it does. it detracts from and dilutes
instances of actual bullying that does deserve our national attention and that does deserve legal remedies for it so unfortunately this over zealous father. is he really detracting from the larger conversation. steve: father says that the game is supposed to be funget legal remedy for not having fun at the game. >> exactly. the zip code where this family is from. it's the 11th most expensive zip code in the united states. unfortunately what this is teaching that child is when you have an issue of manufactured adversity and potentially competition the answer is to run to the courts. the answer is to complain. this father complained about a fundraising came that the school invited his son to and those are the lessons this child is learning not the positive lessons from healthy competition. abby: that's well said. emily, great to have you with us this morning. >> thank you. abby: still coming up on the show. brand new details surfacing on that meeting on a phoenix tarmac between loretta lynch
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good morning. >> good morning, everybody. steve: let's talk about this. one of the new developments with the fbi freedom of information request about the bill clinton and then attorney general loretta lynch meeting at-on the tarmac sky harbor in phoenix before it all hit the fan. what exactly is going on with looking for the documents? >> so here's what happened. we filed a freedom of information act request to both the fbi and the department of justice. the fbi came back with a letter giavasis july saying we have no documents relevant to your inquiry. the department of justice didn't even respond. when they didn't respond we filed a lawsuit in federal court in washington, d.c. and the court issued an order demanding that the department of justice produce documents. they produced those documents just about a week ago, steve. and in those documents, lo and behold was communications between the fbi and the department of justice. the very documents that the fbi said did not exist were
actually produced in the request that we got the -- the court order we got from the district court judge. now, it focused on a time line of what took place inside the department of justice as the loretta lynch, bill clinton meeting was getting public. and, by the way, the fbi correspondent, the email from the department of justice to the fbi included an email to the chief of staff for james comey who, remember, when he made his testimony, said he was shocked and outraged at what happened and that was the reason he went public on the hillary clinton matter as they called it well, take it a step further now, after that disclosure came out, we t. obviously became clear there were documents between the fbi and department of justice. i'm holding in my hand a letter that i received yesterday where a rather unprecedented move, the fbi has reopened that foia investigation to produce relevant documents to the inquiry that we now know exists. that doesn't happen.
and so this was a positive sign. but the biggest issue is not so much what we have gotten so far, which is significant. it shows communication to the department of justice and the fbi. the department of justice and the white house. were all involved in this clinton/lynch meeting, how to message and handle it. but there was a three page email produced which they redacted. complete blank pages that were the, quote: talking points. and they refused to release those. we are back in federal court on that document. but steve again, i'm holding in my hands, i don't do this often as a prop, i will tell tel you don't get many of these in your legal career where the fbi reduced itself on foia request. a lot of it is because it became public what was going on. of course we contacted them and told them hey you are telling us there are no documents. we have documents. someone is not telling the truth there someone is lying and apparently the fbi was the one. todd: jay lawyer to lawyer here, when you receive a request from another lawyer, have you an obligation, the
oath that you swore when you became a lawyer to produce the evidence that is requested. now, granted, can you redact for attorney-client privilege and things of that nature. this is an out and out lie. >> this is what they said by letter dated october 21st we advise you locate nod responsive documents to your inquiry and then they say subsequently the department of justice produced documents which communicated between the fbi and the doj. so now we are going back and going to find those documents. now the question is going to be and this will be the interesting aspect of this. they will find the documents. are they going to produce them? finding them is one thing and getting them produceside another. we are prepared, if necessary, to go back to federal court. these admissions or releases are what they call rolling documents. we ever going back to court to get the redacted portion. it's a three page blank email completely redacted except for the names. it included -- here is an interesting note. it included a lawyer named hague worth who was, in
fact, one of the special counsel or senior counsel to fbi -- excuse me, attorney general lynch. so it was one of her lawyers. now this matter of investigating the whole situation between lynch and former president clinton as you know is right now before the senate judiciary committee. guess who is the deputy counsel to the minority ranking member of the senate ranking judiciary committee, the same lawyer that was involved in the production and messaging on this meeting. so, that presents talking about from lawyer to lawyer a potential -- not potential a real conflict of interest issue. she shouldn't be involved in the case at all. frankly, team, this is just the start of this one. we are finally getting the documents. abby: this a lot of new information. jay sekulow, great to have you on this morning. >> thanks for having me. steve: you bet. that's an eye opener. jillian is joining us right now. she has a whole bunch of headlines for us. >> jillian: that's right. i do. good morning. let's get you caught up on what you need to know before
you leave the house. major gang raids arresting people in ohio and indiana. those people mostly illegal immigrants accused of having violent ties to the gang mostly sunny. one of the investigators of the operation joined us earlier. >> this is an extremely violent gang and anywhere that it exists is a problem. i think that there are probably plenty of people in columbus who didn't know that ms-13 was here before yesterday. but for those people in communities who were being extorted by its members was a very big problem. >> the mayor of miami-dade county florida carlos is joining us at 8:30. stay tuned for that this afternoon attorney general sessions will join him in florida praising the county for being the first jurisdiction to officially drop its sanctuary city status. an american flag reduced to ashes. and now police are searching for the culprit. the charred remains of the once proud flag all that's left in front of this massachusetts repair shop. police say someone
intentionally lit it on fire but so far no arrests have been made. there is some good news though a neighboring store already donated a new flag to replace it forget about feeding the homeless. some california residents are now being asked to take them in, to house them. l.a. county officials have given the green right for a program that would give $75,000 to homeowners to build a second structure on their own property or they could get $50,000 to update an existing one. he has a knack for knocking off pharmacies and apparently he has absolutely no style. missouri cops are on the hunt for a chief they call the jorts bandit. officers tweeted this man wearing jean majorities also known as jorts. they made light of the situation quoting quote his disregard of the law is as offensive as his disregard for fashion trends. and another tweet urging residents to call 911 or the fashion police if they can identify him. i was sitting in the back
before i came out here cracking um. reading this story. and controllin trolling throughe twitter feed. people are going crazy about the jorts before. >> jillian: have the zipper. i'm warm i need to take the bottom of my pants off. abby: kind of like shants. steve: i know what a skor. >> it is. todd: i'm sure janice dean had jean shorts. >> man pants? >> capris? steve: no. >> man pris. [ buzzer ] janice: goes with the man bun i suppose. abby: and the murse. januaryian get to the weather. we are losing it here.
someone told me this morning they think summer is a bust. it's not over yet, okay? it is cooler than average across the northeast and great lakes and you were midwest. across the south, that's where it is a little sultry. feeling like summer across the south. we could see the potential for large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes across the central u.s. today. much the same forecast that we saw yesterday. we are also watching hurricane gert off the coast not going to affect anyone excepted if you are surfing. if you are a goofed 1ur7er you will enjoy the waives. stay out of the water if you are not a surfer. a very dangerous relationship current. what other fashion faux pas can we talk about? abby: janice, how long can we wear white for? that's a good question. japan january i guess until labor day. janice: i don't know. i wear white infer i want to. and always winter white. that's confusing. todd: steve and i were just talking about this before the show. steve: yep. abby: very important issues.
steve: thanks, jd. the taliban warning president trump don't send more troops to afghanistan. should the president listen? the man who killed usama bin laden is going to weigh on this next. ed ited to stay on fire for faking documents and, taxes. irs employees are back on the job. got to stick around for that ♪ ♪ bad reputation ♪
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next, $70 million that's how much this high school football stadium cost in texas the dedication ceremony is tomorrow and the first game is on the 31st. beautiful. and finally 13%. that's how much of the twitter traffic on college campuses is dominated by, guess who? oh yes, fox news. a college stats.org study shows fox is the number one most shared publisher in those areas. look at that steve, over to you. steve: thank you, abby. meanwhile the taliban warning president trump against sending more troops to afghanistan. in an open letter to our commander-in-chief, the taliban saying, quote: previous experiences have shown that sending more troops to afghanistan will not result in anything other than further destruction of american military and economical might. americans are no longer in a position to fight this never-ending war. here to weigh in on it somebody who fought in that war former navy seal fox news contributor and man who
killed usama bin laden rob o'neill. good morning to you. >> good morning, steve. thank you for having me. steve: what do you think about the taliban giving the president advice? >> well, i mean it's an interesting way to do it now because they realize he is not a typical politician. they realize that he is talking to his generals and saying he inherited a mess and if you will notice what they say in the letter is they kind of tell him you have inherited this and no reason to keep going and it's a nonwinnable war and things like that. you know, one thing that really stuck out to me though that said we are not really your problem, which some of my teammates have said for a time. if we were not fighting the taliban we will not hear from them here. i don't think more troops is going to do anything unless you truly reinvade, taking the bases have you given up to the taliban and realize the problems in places like the federal tribal area in pakistan. that's where the bad guys are. that's where aacany is. the afghans have never really won a war in their own country which tells you
about the afghans. we will need to maintain a presence in a place like bagram. hang out there and guard yourself. the problem with the taliban is obviously they have helped al qaeda before for attacks on the mainland. if they start to group up hit them bagram air power for three or four days. thump them like that and go out and hang out at bagram. there is no reason to try to nation build a group of people who do not want to be rebuilt. steve: interesting you and the taliban are agreeing on that. >> i wouldn't go that far. steve: at least no more troops for now. there is a new story out from department of state rex tillerson says isis is posing one of the biggest threats to religious freedom regarding the genocide regarding the cities the christians over there and she a muslims. what do you think about that. >> that's not exactly breaking news. this started back in iraq when everything fell apart. didn't just start in iraq. just the most recent version of modern genocide. it's a fight between the
sunni and she a sunni took power in that vacuum in the form of al qaeda and iraq and then isis. this they started executing sunnies appose state. started executing the she a you can see horrible videos of that killing the asued weres, keeping the women and children as sex slaves. that's obviously really bad thing. modern day slavery and sex trading. this comes back to that version of wahhabism. version of sunniism that is a problem. the iraqi army just took mosul back and they have got a lot of iranian she a militia and iranian revolutionary guard there and they're doing the same thing to the sunnies. it's the ideological civil war that's been going on for thousands of years. it's going to keep going until we stop the clerics preaching hate. realize where the problem is. it's the ideology. to come out and say hey this is happening. hey, it's happening and it is real.
steve: it is indeed. rob o'neill the navy seal who killed usama bin laden. thanks for joining us today from chicago. >> thanks, steve. good to see you. steve: still ahead, they were fired for faking documents and dodging taxes but this morning hundreds of former irs employees back on the job. a tea partier who was targeted by the irs is going to react to that news coming up live next. ♪ ain't that a shame ♪ you want to blame ♪ you broke my heart ♪
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from falsifying documents to avoiding their own taxes. how does this stuff ever happen in the first place at the irs? joining me now tea partier targeted by the irs, ceo of tea party patriots jenny beth martin. generally, before we begin, how does this happen in the first place? >> well, it happens because there is incompetent leadership at the top of the irs. john koskinen whose ho is the irs commissioner. he should have been impeached last year by congress. he was not. it's time for president trump to fire him and remove him. he is not doing what he needs to do as the irs commissioner. which is to restore the trust of the american people with the irs. todd: i'm trying to have a fair and balanced conversation in my own head about this. were these individuals rehired because there is literally nobody else who can do these jobs? >> i can't imagine that there is no one else who can work at the irs who did not -- who haven't committed
crimes, including theft, falsifying documents, other egregious and irresponsible activity. it's completely wrong. if we file improper paperwork or falsify documents to the irs, we are going to go to jail. we don't need people who have done that working at the irs. todd: talking about your own personal financial documents, this is an insight into your financial soul. also, social security numbers, a number of data points that you don't want freely out there in society if these individuals are entrusted with your information and 213 of them doing this. >> yeah. this is -- the irs is a very intimidating agency because they have so much power and authority. now, whether we like theist thet whether we like the way the tax system is set up, there has to be a level of trust when an agency has that much authority between the people it's collecting the money from and right now it's gone, from the tea party targeting to the rehiring of people who have committed crimes, it's completely
gone. the irs commissioner needs to be fired and i hope that president trump will do that. todd: now even though the irs commissioner has only three more months left on his five year term, you think president trump should get rid of him now and then worry three months from now about hiring a new person? >> well, i absolutely do. and the fact is the president ran on a campaign to drain the swamp. this is a swampy activity. this is a swampy action. this is one way to send a clear message to the american public that he is serious about draining the swamp. the other thing is that the president could do by the way to help drain the swamp is to end the illegal congressional exemption from obamacare. we have people in this government, in washington, d.c., who are breaking the law and getting rehired by the irs who are living outside the law and congress with an illegal exemption and subsidy from obamacare. it's time to drain the swamp. it's. todd: it's unbelievable. talk about swamp. this is it. thank you very much for being here. we appreciate your insight.
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trump: this week it's robert e lee. is it george washington next week? we have to ask ourselves where does it stop. >> a lot of these people drove by these statues for decades and never thought about them. >> a few people on the left following in the footsteps of taliban. you start with statues and eventually you go after people. >> rex tillerson says the united states still opened investigations with north korea. >> we're continue to be interested to find a way to get through dialogue. but that's up to him. >> terrorists in afghanistan all u.s. forces to get out of their country. >> one thing that stuck out with me is you're not a problem with my teammates. i don't think more troops are going to do anything unless you truly invade. trump: this is what it takes
to get something approved today. this is what we will bring it down to. stuart: the bureaucracy at this point always gets in the way and restores major infrastructure. that's what the president wants to cut. steve: what happens when a bodybuilder catches a glimpse of himself in a security camera? the video. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ pete: i think we speak for everybody here at fox and friends, we should have that in the monitor the rest of the show.
steve: we should have him as a guest. pete: if you look like that, you can do whatever you want want.we have so many questions. steve: note to the bookers, let's try to find this man and interview him on a up coming fox and friends and ask him what he was thinking about posing for the camera at
the convenience store. abby: our producers just said they're on it. i love that he kept going with it, you know? you've got it, you own it. steve: absolutely. abby: todd knows that. steve: newt gingrich is going to be with us in just a minute or two, so strap yourself in to the curvy couch, wherever you are. in the meantime, time for some headlines. >> todd used to be the butt of the jokes. i'm sorry. >> on that note, let's get you caught up on what you need to know this hour beginning with a fox news alert. rex artillery so be says the united states still open to
investigations with the north korea with the nuclear weapons program. >> we continue to find a ways to get continued dialogue, but that's up to him that comes as kim jong-un said he would hold off on a planned missiles toward guam. quote north
korea made a very wise and well reasoned decision. the alternative would have been both catastrophic and unacceptable. this coming as the rogue regime tortures thousands of people for wordpressing anything other than the north korean government. protesting against white supremacists when she was hit by a car driven into a crowd. the 32-year-old was a charlottesville native and worked as a legal assistant. 19 others were hurt in that attack. former new york city mayor rudy giuliani is recovering this morning after being
rushed to the hospital. giuliani undergoing emergency surgery on his leg after his knee gave way while on vacation. giuliani telling the new york post he suffers from catchers knee after years of playing baseball. but his wife says he's in good spirits and already working from his hospital bed. a big salute to all of those who fight for our freedom. honoring 100 purple heart recipients on the football field before they took on the tigers. dozens lining up to receive their award as the crowd cheered them on. the rangers were recognized as the first purple heart baseball club. actually, a viewer sent me a tweet about that this morning and said did you see that story? and i was, like, wow that's an inspirational story. abby: it really is. steve: all right. if you were watching the child yesterday, you saw a rile press
conference there in trump tower. the president made a very big mistake yesterday. he thought all of the press pool there would want to talk about infrastructure. he was wrong. they wanted to talk about charlottesville and in particular why he was so slow to condemn, as he did on monday, the kkk, the neonazis, and white supremacist. he was unapologietic yesterday. he doubled down on both sides on charlottesville. watch this. >> i'm not putting anybody on a moral plane. what i'm saying is this: you have a group on both sides, and they came at each other with clubs, and it was vicious and horrible. but there was a group on this side, you can call them the left. you've just called them the left. that came violent attacking the other group. you can say what you want, but
that's what it is. excuse me. what about the alt left that came charging as you say the alt-right. do they have any semblance of guilt? do they have any problem? i think they do. as far as i'm concerned, that was a horrible, horrible day -- wait a minute. i'm not finished. i'm not finished, fake news. that was a horrible day. you look at both sides, i think there's blame on both sides. you have some very bad people in that group, but you also had people that were very fine people on both sides. taking down the statue and then renaming of a bar. steve: so he's saying in addition to the activists on both sides, there were people there, he says, they were there because they were not in support of changing the park
from robert e lee to emancipation park and taking down the statue. abby: he's right. not everyone that was part of that on saturday was evil people that came to hurt someone. however, there were a lot that were part of neonazis and white supremacist that wake up hating certain parts of this country and people every single morning. that should be condemned and that should be called out, and many members of the republican party were frustrated that that didn't seem consistent. on monday, he came out with a very powerful statement. talk about uniting this country, we're all in this together. we do not represent this and calling them out by name. yesterday, it seemed to go off the rails a little bit. it didn't calm the country. steve: according to axeios, the president felt he was beaten up unfairly by the criticism. so what he did yesterday was he was going to fight back
campaign style, which has been very effective for him in the past. abby: right so if you are a fan of that style and many people elected him into office because of the way he does talk and the way he handles the media, you love what happened yesterday. if you were on the other side of that, and many folks in the media go to these press conferences trying to find ways to tear him down. that's always going to be the case. but i do feel like there was an opportunity missed here by the president to bring this country together. any time there is a situation like this where people feel divided, they feel hurt, the commander-in-chief, you have a real responsibility to bring this country together, to unify, but to also just bring some calmness to it. steve: well, i think he did that on monday, though, when he specified the kkk, the white supremacist, the neonazis. he said these are bigots, and they're evil people. then on top of that, the president yesterday was talking about, for instance, in this particular event that started it all down there in charlottesville, and that was the removal of the name of the
robert e lee statue and the park as well. the president was wondering. okay. it starts here. where does this end? there you have a woman who put a strap around, and then that particular statue i believe in durham, north carolina was toppled, she has been arrested. and now the police there are looking for anybody else who was involved. but in the meantime, the president's wondering where does this end? abby: this is happening across the country. we have video of another statue that was torn down last night in baltimore. you can see it right there. as you mentioned, steve. the president spoke about it in his press conference, and he made that very point and asked the question where does this end? trump: you take a look at some of the groups, and you know it if you're honest reporters. but in many cases, you're not. many people were there to protest the taking down of the statue of robert e lee. this week it's robert e lee.
i notice stonewall is coming down. i wonder is it george washington next week and thomas jefferson the week after? you really have to ask yourself where does it stop. >> and there lies that question. i don't think anybody is going to say slavery was anything but a horrible, horrible stain on our country. but many of these individuals that began our nation were slave holders. and is it a slippery slope at this point. do we start tearing down statues of george washington and thomas jefferson? abby: and how do you stop that? laura talked about it yesterday on fox and friends. here's what she said last night. >> i understand that there's this new-found outrage and level of offense that it has reached fever pitch about these statues. i think a lot of people have driven by these statues probably decades and never thought twice about them. but now they've become a
political symbol. and if it's a symbol represents the racist past or any vestige of a racist path of the south, then they're going to be able to say, well, then that has to go too. i don't know how far they want to take it. maybe they'll take it to certain books that they think are offensive or certain speakers on college campuses who are offensive. i think we have to ask the question what next? how are we going to heal as a nation, condemn that, which is evil. >> here's the key. come together as a country. so vital at this point. steve: well, i mentioned earlier what about -- how many signers of the decoration of independence were slave owners? about a third of them were. so what happens for the historical record going forward. and i saw online what about all the places in west virginia named after robert bird who was senator for decades out there who was in
his 20s, recruiter for the kkk, and i think he eventually rose up to grand cyclops or something like that in the chapter. what happened to all those buildings in west virginia with his name on it? that is the debate apparently we are about to have. abby: and it's a very good question. the debate will continue. more on that coming up. steve: in the meantime coming up, to fill jeff sessions senate seat. roy moore down in alabama. judge moore is going to join us coming up very shortly. abby: plus, they're there illegally. so should a illegal immigrant be allowed to practice the law? more on that. stick with us this is not a cloud. this is a car protected from storms by an insurance company that knows the weather down to the square block.
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city. >> that's where we find david there in new york city. >> right now, things are quiet. you might call this the morning after a very contentious news conference. but as of right now, not a demonstrator in sight. the scene last night, though, was somewhat different. there were about 500 demonstrators out on the streets outside trump tower. the numbers kept down possibly because of the bad weather. there was some heavy rain. there were about 500 antitrump protesters and a smaller number of pro trump protesters. 35 -- 35-year-old man was arrested for punching a trump supporter. he was charged with misdemeanor assault. also, a 28-year-old woman was charged with disorderly conduct. also on hand, the documentary filmmaker michael moore after doing a live show on broadway, he bust in his audience members for a post show protest. but as i reported moments ago, the crowds overall were significantly smaller than
what we saw on monday night. the president, he's already up a few minutes after 6:00 this morning, in fact. he sent out a tweet saying quoting now amazon is doing great damage to tax paying retailers. town cities and states throughout the u.s. are being hurt. many jobs are being lost. now, jeff bezos is the ceo of amazon. he is also the owner of washington post, and that is a newspaper that president trump has singled out for what he calls is unfair news coverage. the president also sent out another tweet this morning, guys, talking about kim jong-un and the situation in north korea. he said that kim jong-un made a wise and reasoned decision. the alternative would have been catastrophic and unacceptable. obviously, addressing there the threat that was not followed up to fire missiles in the direction of guam. and as you mentioned just a moment ago, we expect that the president is going to spend
the next several hours here at trump tower. and then it's off to bed minister, new jersey where he will resume there what is described as a working vacation. back to you. steve: all right. david lee miller over on 5th avenue. we thank you very much. so trump tower is the center of the twitter verse this morning. abby: not a surprise, though. >> the complete north korea story lost in the last 24 hours. abby: it is a huge one. steve: attorney general jeff sessions former seat running nah runoff between our next guest. judge moore coming up. >> now she's the victim of online bullying because she posted this picture. that college student sounds off about his critics. coming up when you have allergies, it can seem like triggers pop up everywhere.
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abby: 25 minutes after the hour. back with the headlines. taxpayer funding of abortion. gregg saying this. to end the procedure that ends of life of an unborn child. exempt medical emergencies to save the mother's life. also this morning, a major drug company heading tocoid to profit from opposoid crisis. the maker of oxycontin claiming the company credentialed overprescribing and didn't go far enough to warn about overdose dangers. steve. steve: meanwhile, abby, as part of its crack down on sanctuary cities, attorney
general jeff sessions, though, miami dade florida today and the half million dollars of grant they will receive. >> miami dade county mayor carlson jiminez. carls, thank you so much for being here. break that down for us. >> they labeled us a sanctuary city because we were not honoring the retainer request from the federal government. we made a change in policy in february where we are now honoring the detainer request, so we will hold for somebody 48 hours after their time is up in miami dade county jail and ice comes and picks them up, then they can pick them up. we've always shared information with ice. we never considered ourself a sanctuary city. actually, this has gone through two different administrations as we're going to fight the sanctuary city label to make us eligible to receive federal funding. and so that's really basically what's transpired.
steve: well, you're fighting the sanctuary city label to get the money. are you a sanctuary city? >> no. we're not. we -- we never considered ourselves a sanctuary city. we always gave the information to all police agencies with anybody -- when anybody is arrested in miami dade county, they get fingerprinted, photographed, id'd, and then all of that information is sent out throughout the country. we always did that. we just didn't honor the 48-hour detainer request. now we are honoring the 48-hour detainer request, so that's why general sessions feels that we are no longer a sanctuary city. abby: the top priority for the attorney general. he's going to be traveling to miami dade and speak about this directly. we got a bit of what he's going to say. i want to read some of this to you. he says i know miami dade is going to be an example from some of the good of following the law. we've already seen that from independence day weekend when chicago suffered more than 100 shootings and 15 homicides.
miami dade also had a historic number of shooting deaths. zero. that's just a bit of what you're going to hear later on from the attorney general. how important will his comments be? >> well, they're very important. i think our policy is the right policy. in terms of immigration, you know, i hold different views on immigration. i'm an immigrant myself. but when it comes to -- when people are arrested here in miami dade county to keep our citizens safe, we provide that information, and we will hold and honor those detainer requests, and i think that's the right policy. immigration is a very complex issue, and it's not -- they're not black and white. there's a lot of shades of gray in it. so, you know, i hope to talk to the attorney general when he comes down and then express my views as a generation as a whole. and then also how we cooperate with our federal partners and we are compliant with the law. >> what would you say to other mayors who believe in the
sanctuary city model and have come out. many have sued or threatened to sue the federal government. what would you say to them as an immigrant yourself? >> well, as an immigrant, you know, there are -- immigrants don't fit in one box. and so what we did here, these are people that have gotten arrested here in miami dade county. most of them, a vast majority of these that have been picked up are multiple offenders. some are very, very serious offenses. so it's my job as a mayor to protect the citizens, all the citizens of miami dade county. when you really talk about it, we have about -- we think there's about 150,000 undocumented immigrants here in miami dade county. isis picked up maybe 185 of them, so you're talking about a very small fraction of people. the undocumented that live here in miami dade county. most of them don't have an encounter with police. they go by their business. so we are a welcoming community. but if you break the law,
then, you know, you fit into another category, and, you know, you're susceptible to be picked up by ice, and that's what we do. we comply with the law, and that's the policy. abby: carlos, thank you for being with us this morning. >> thank you. steve: meanwhile, the run continues to fill jeff sessions seat headed to a runoff yesterday and our next guest judge moore who joins us next. abby: plus, they're in the country illegally, so should the illegal immigrants be allowed to practice law? steve: can we vote? four seconds on the clock, down by one. championship on the line. erin "the sharpshooter" shanahan fakes left. she's outside of the key, she shoots... ...she scores!
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steve: the race to fill jeff session's now vacating seat in alabama headed to a runoff, former state supreme court justice moore to face current senator luther strange who was asked to fill in the term who came in second, despite an endorsement from president trump. abby: and he joins us on the heels of the joy last night. >> thank you. abby: what can we expect between now and election day? >> well, if it's like the past, you could expect washington to be funneling millions of dollars to alabama to win this race. despite what the people of alabama want. steve: that's because you say that luther strange is the establishment candidate, that's why he's got the support of mitch mcconnell. what do you think of the fact that the president of the united states, however, judge,
went ahead and endorsed mr. strange, rather than you? >> well, i can't help what they do behind doors in washington, d.c. of course i support the president's agenda. i have supported him throughout, and i don't know why he did what he did, but that's his decision. not mine. >> judge moore, having been in your great state yesterday and interviewing people on the morning of the election, the number one people said when they were referring to you is that you stood up for what you believe in. can you sort of break down for those who may not live in alabama and explain what they're referring to. >> well, the belief in traditional marriage, the belief in an acknowledgment of god is the source of our liberty and our government. these are the things i stood up for, and i've suffered accordingly by the judicial inquiring commission of alabama. but i'll continue to hold the constitution and the right to acknowledge god. >> and specifically, you were kicked off the supreme court there for your truthful tear down the ten commandments at a
judicial building; correct? >> right. abby: so the president tweeted out about the race congratulations to roy moore and luther strange for being the final two and heading into a runoff in alabama. an exciting race as he ends. a lot of people watch from afar, sir. and they're probably thinking why would anyone want to go into the senate right now? it seems like it is complete gridlock. there is nothing that can get done. why do you want to be senator? >> that's exactly the reason i want to go to be senator is because nothing's being done by the establishment. they're continually blocking everything that the president wants to do. i think i can move it. i think i understand, for example, that the filibuster rule is an constitutional rule. it's a super majority role not imposed on the people of this country by the founders, but upon the senate itself. steve: all right. judge roy moore who is heading for the face-off with luther strange, who currently is holding that seat on a temporary basis.
judge, thank you very much for joining us live today. good luck to you. >> well, thank you very much. i appreciate you having me. abby: we'll be watching it closely. some more headlines we're following this morning. good to see you, jillian. >> good to see you too and to you at home. this mother is being held a hero for shielding her two toddlers and baby for a massive tree that came crashing down. this happened in new york city central park where witnesses say the tree landed on the family. anne goldman was unconscious for minutes. she suffered a broken neck but her children expected to be okay. the national park service is expected to remove the red paint without damaging the historical monument. back in february, four memorials, including the lincoln were vandalized. they're in the country illegally but the american bar association now demanding congress allow illegal immigrants to practice law
across the country. the move would permit an undocumented alien seeking legal status to obtain a professional license. if congress were to say "yes," it would still be up to the state. california, florida, and new york already allow it. a college student is taking a stand after she was bullied on social media for posing for and posting a picture with republican congresswoman kathy mcmorris rodgers and vice president mike pence. a junior at california script college joined us earlier. >> the point isn't about me and the fact that i was harassed about the photo, it's the larger picture, and it's reflective of a larger culture on college campuses of just an attitude people generally have towards people with dissenting views. >> she also responded by writing an article of her experiences as an intern in washington, d.c. and the need for diversity of thought on college campuses. and i have to say, she was very well spoken.
i was impressed. steve: but she was shocked because her -- that particular photograph was on facebook, and she had her privacy setting to the point where only her friends or family could see it. and the criticism she got was from her -- she thought they were her friends and yet they turn out -- >> she was so mature, and she talked about just having more respect in this country, regardless of what political side you affiliate with. when you talk about the president or vice president in a photo, let's have a little bit more respect. >> absolutely. steve: thank you so much, jillian. all right. is it a bad hair day outside? >> never for janice dean. steve: is it a bad hair day? >> a little bit. >> i think your hair looks great. where are you from? >> indiana. i want to say, hi, to my brother and grandparents. >> i think we have birthdays coming up. what about you? >> yeah. my parents
celebrating their 80th, so they're celebrating their birthdays. >> that's fantastic. are they up right now? >> no. they're smart, actually. i wish i was sleeping too. it is a beautiful day in new york city. that's what i want to hear across the northeast and great lakes. a little cooler but the sun is out. and that's the most important thing. we do have the potential for showers and thunderstorms across the central u.s. today. large hail, damaging winds. may be an isolated tornado for folks across the central u.s. and it is hurricane season, so we're watching hurricane off the coast. does anyone surf around here? no? where are you from, young lady? >> houston, texas. >> houston. and you're here just vacationing? >> yes. i came here for a swim meet, and we're here on vacation now. >> you love it? what's the highlight? >> probably the 9/11 memorial. >> what about you? the highlight. >> the 9/11 memorial is definitely special. >> it is. absolutely. if you're here in new york city, do visit it. it's a big day in our history, and it's important for all of us to remember that.
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school due to safety reasons. those kids are urged to stay inside of safety risk of unsupervised risk of the soon. and drivers who could be at risk as well. federal officials are worried the eclipse could be the biggest driving distraction of the century. and are all working with 14 states directly in the eclipse path to help warn residence. it's coming. it's monday. a total solar eclipse. i'm so excited. are you excited? >> oh, i am thrilled. i cannot wait for it. janice, you've warned us. love it. president trump pushing back after protesters topple confederate statues. watch this. >> so this week, it's robert e lee, i notice that stonewall jackson's coming down, i wonder. is it george washington next week and is it thomas jefferson the week after? you really do have to ask yourself where does it stop? >> but our next guest argues that robert e lee would have wanted his statue removed.
here to explain, fox news contributor rich. good to have you here. >> hey, there. abby: interesting perspective. why would he want his statue today to be gone? >> well, no one would know what lee would have thought of this contemporary contention. but during his life, people repeatedly came up to him and said let's put up monuments, and he always said "no" because he wanted to put the civil war behind us and moving ahead. and, by the way, i do feel confident saying he would have been appalled by the mob down there in charlottesville who gathered around his statue. when students at the university of -- washington university, which he was president of and became washington lee, racist students tried to harass black kids, he would not stand for it and punish them. steve: yesterday, the president said. okay. where does it end, though? they renamed it. no longer robert e lee park. it's now emancipation park. where does it end? he suggest what about george
washington? what about thomas jefferson, who i think had 150 slaves. what about benjamin franklin? >> yeah. this is a real concern. this is a dangerous slope. and i do believe we'll be fighting over at some point coming. but if you don't think we're going to defend george washington, there's no way we're going to defend jefferson, davis, rodger, even if we should be defending them, one. steve: yeah, but how do you defend one and not the other. >> there's a huge historical and moral difference between george washington who fought to establish the united states of america and robert e leanne honorable man in many ways who fought to tear the united states apart. steve: but what about our forefathers who were slave owners, and it could be because that's the argument. >> one, i don't think we can apply contemporary moral standards to anyone in the 17th and 18th and 19th centuries. two, you just have to weigh their contributions. and thomas jefferson i think is a good example where his
legacy on slaver is much darker than that of george washington. but positive side of the ledger. president of the united states, author of the decoration of independence, founder of the university. steve: all very good, but he did have 140 slaves. abby: he didn't. but what about the idea that you can't just erase our history. that the only way that we can really effectively move forward is to learn the lessons from the past. because some of them were very ugly. we are what we are today. but if you just take an eraser, and you forget it all, is that really where we want it to be? >> no. i agree with that wholeheartedly. i love history. we shouldn't be erasing history. and for localities aside, they should vote and decide what to do with the statues and my vote would be to take them to battlefields, take them to cemeteries. let's commemorate them who sacrificed in many cases
fought with great bravery. and even if the statues are no longer main avenue, people are still fascinated about the civil war and read about it and still participate in reenactments and all of that is good. i encourage that. abby: robert e lee would have wanted his statue removed. you can find that at the national review. >> thanks, guys. abby: where in the world is elizabeth warren. she's not in massachusetts with her. constituents, but her challenger trying to track her down. live with us next don't let dust and allergens get between you and life's beautiful moments. flonase outperforms the #1 non-drowsy allergy pill. it helps block 6 key inflammatory substances that cause symptoms. pills block one and 6 is greater than 1. flonase changes everything. when you clock out, i'll clock in... sensing and automatically adjusting to your every move.
violence and both sides had good and bad people show up. lawmakers from across the political spectrum weigh in as the white house says the president was accurate and that nothing he says will ever be enough for his critics. plus, local authorities are gearing up for more riots and protests as the efforts sweeps across the south. we have special election results, heated town halls and potential news on a white house shakeup. and one calling calling what it calls the eradication of down syndrome. how it's accomplishing that milestone is stirring up a world of controversy. bill and i, see you at the top of the hour for america's newsroom. steve: meanwhile, where in the world is senator elizabeth warren from massachusetts? >> that's what one of her challengers wants to know, and he says you can find her any place but her own state of massachusetts. abby: launched a new campaign and tracks as she travels the
country. >> massachusetts state representative jeff diehl. jeff, good to see you here. what's this all about? >> hey, todd, thanks for having me. well, my campaign has launched a facebook and twitter account that basically says where's warren. and the thing is she promised a few weeks ago that she was going to focus all of her time and energy in massachusetts. clearly, based on her travel now, and last week she was at the very progressive convention. she's not focused. and she has wrote two books in office, made $1.6 million and traveled to tennessee, to michigan, to california a few times, to new york all to promote her books. it's very clear she's wearing massachusetts as a steppingstone, and she wants to run for president of the united states in 2020. >> well, i know your website is deal for senate.com and here's one of your hats right here. from a wide shot, it kind of looks like a make america great again hat. but when it turns out, it says
make elizabeth peach again. now, you know the reason she's traveling all over the country is because she's a very popular member of the progressive movement, and they would love to have her go to all sorts of places to talk about what she thinks; right? >> yeah. exactly. i mean, she's part of this #resist movement. we think in massachusetts, she should be trying to assist the american agenda and help the people of massachusetts. but that's whatnot she's doing. so the hat is sort of a little play on words, a little joke there that we would rather have her back at harvard making $350,000 a year teaching one course rather than, by the way, complaining about the high cost of college, rather than trying to obstruct everything that's going on down in washington. abby: well, she has said she's not running for president in 2020. you must have heard her remarks a few days ago where she says that her side of the democratic party and progressive wing, that is the heart and soul of the party.
that's where she's going to double down, basically removing herself from the moderates. >> yeah. aabby, absolutely. she's talking about basically taking over the bernie sanders wing of the party. she's for open borders completely. illegal immigrants and sanctuary cities. she is also for free college, she is for, you know, single pair health care. there's not a single progressive issue she's not trying to basically own. and clearly, she's making this run for president in 2020 and, again, ignoring the constituents here in massachusetts. we have veterans assisting veterans. they reached out to her. it took her 114 days until she had a staffer reach out to them. these are veterans just asking for help. i think she's clearly looking at the white house. in fact, she mentioned at the georgia progressive conference something about the oval office. >> let's talk about the warren twitter account. understand it was actually shut down for a time. explain that. >> yeah. so what happened was i think a lot of warren supporters were very unhappy
with the fact that we're pointing out that she's absent here. she's a part-time senator. she wants to be a part-time author, she wants to be a part-time presidential candidate, so i think they put a lot of complaints. look, i think people of -- it's very clear across the country, and we're looking for support like you mentioned that website diehl for senate.com to help us with the campaign. but they can also, again, weigh in at where'swarren on twitter. steve: why do you want to be a senator republican for massachusetts? because we've been looking in the last couple of months, it doesn't seem like the republicans can get anything done will. you sure you want to join that club? >> of course i was co-chair for the trump campaign here in massachusetts. very proud of helping him win a very strong primary over a lot of candidates. he won almost half of the republicans in the state. and, look, i'm all about -- since i've been serving in office up on beak an hill in massachusetts, making sure we cut taxes. in fact, i was the leader of a
ballot question to repeal $2 billion in a index gas tax that was successful in 2014. grow jobs, make sure that our veterans and our law enforcement are respected, and make sure that illegal immigration sanctuary cities are a thing of the past. i want to work in dc to make sure that happens. abby: all right. jeff, thank you. we'll watch very closely. >> thank you so much. steve: if the senator is watching, senator elizabeth warren, we would love to have you on the couch as well. abby: absolutely. >> consider this the formal invitation. of course we've extended it to her many, many times. abby: more fox and friends just moments away when you're close to the people you love, does psoriasis ever get in the way of a touching moment? if you have moderate to severe psoriasis, you can embrace the chance of completely clear skin with taltz. taltz is proven to give you a chance at completely clear skin.
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