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hardware helmet to watch it and got caught. heather: one of the worst traffic jams in state history thousands of cars watching the event in the path of totality. all trying to get home. rob: a lot of people came up to oregon to that site. "fox & friends" starts right now. >> our troops will fight to win. we will fight to win. >> president trump offers a new vision for american foreign policy during a national address. >> we are not nation-building again. we are killing terrorists. >> that's the tone that brings the trump presidency up to historic proportions. >> america will work with the afghan government. however, our commitment is not unlimited. and our support is not a blank check. >> to my colleagues in congress, you will own a no vote. the next 9/11 will be your fault, not president trump's fault if you shoot down this
plan because this is a solid plan. this will turn things around. >> america's enemies must never know our plans or believe they can wait us out. i will not say when we are going to attack, but attack we will. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ freedom ♪ freedom ♪ freedom ♪ steve: freedom, live from studio f as in freedom is "fox & friends" the world's number one cable news show. we are here on the mezzanine level and brian is kind of lonely here on the couch. brian: it's always lonely when ainsley decides to take a day off. she is not off. she is actually working in washington, d.c. she is going to be speaking to the vice president of the
united states. steve: is that true, ainsley? ainsley: this is true. you are always with me steve and brian, no matter where i go. we will be talking to the vice president today at 7:30. so you will have to send in your questions for that. we will chat about that in just a minute. think we should start this morning not only with the eclipse because i know we have our own stories but also the speech that night. the president spoke at 9:00. many of you were asleep. let's dig in, guys. should we? steve: absolutely. brian: number one, i was struck by the fact that the president opened up talking about unity and what was going on in the country and we should all um my late the men and women who stood before him in the military. these people have to know they are fighting for a united country. what an interesting way to start a military speech. steve: it was. there he is last night at the beginning of half hour speech at fort myer just across the river from the white house. essentially what the president laid out was the way forward in afghanistan laid out the trump doctrine which could be described as
principled, realism. anwe will go into some of the details. the president himself started at the beginning as well talking about how when i was a candidate, i wanted to pull out. i thought this was a disaster. and, yet, i have got some big plans. listen to this. here's the president. >> my original instinct was to pull out and historically i like following my instincts. but all my life i've heard that decisions are much different when you sit behind the desk in the oval office. in other words, when you're president of the united states. a core pillar of our new strategy is a shift from a time-based approach to one based on conditions. conditions on the ground, not arbitrary typically tables will guide our strategy from now on. america's enemies must never
know our plans or believe they can wait us out. i will not say when we are going to attack, but attack we will. america will work with the afghan government as long as we see determination and progress. however, our commitment is not unlimited. and our support is not a blank check. the american people expect to see real reforms, real progress, and real result. we are not nation build-building again. we are killing terrorists. brian: ainsley, it was fascinating to see because at the same time he said i sit behind the desk and i have changed my mind which shows humility and reality and shows a leadership quality that wasn't often displayed over the past several months. while saying i am not
deadlines. i'm giving my commanders the ability to fight the wars they have been trained to fight. you don't have to go to washington. can you make those decisions in realtime. ainsley: you know, brian that reminds me. i know you did outnumbered yesterday and i have had the pleasure to be on that show before. i remember we are much were talking about strategy for war. we brought up the point trust our generals. i heard someone say that before. i liked that talking point. i repeated it. i remembered being in the fox news. leah gabriel also works at fox. she said thank you for saying that. i fought for this country and you don't know what it's really like until have you been there on the front lines, the president is doing that he is talking to the generals. is he talking to the experts and is he finding out what they think. yes, he wanted to pull out. many of us our instincts is we don't want to send our men and women and kids over there to lose an arm or at worse case lose their life. but the reality is, if we don't fight terrorism over there, then they are going to come here and we are going to have another 9/11 and that's what we all need
to remember. steve: sure. some of the other things he talked about, mae, pakistan, we are your allies but have you been safe haven for too long. this is a message resonated with a lot of republicans. senator john mccain came out and said this is great. he has been pressing for a long-term strategy. this is the kind of strategy he and senator lindsey graham have been waiting for. listen. >> a lot of bipartisan support in congress for this proposal. i'm proud. i'm relieved. i'm proud of the fact that president trump made a national security decision, not a political decision. i'm proud of the fact that he listened to the generals. and most proud of the fact that he shows the will to stand up to radical islam. to my colleagues in congress, you will own a know vote. the next 9/11 will be your fault, not president trump's fault if you shoot down this plan because this is a solid plan. brian: once again, lindsey
graham will be one of the president's greatest assets on capitol hill to make sure in this case that the president's plan going forward is fully financed and supported, even though nancy pelosi, shockingly, came out against it. another thing was interesting, ainsley your good buddy sean hannity got a call from abdullah afghanistan's ambassador to the united states. in the middle of the show last night. this guy was elated. for the first time the focus has been put on what afghanistan knees. we are grateful for the outcome. president trump has given afghanistan what it is hoping for. expanded for troops network there are 20 different terrorist networks now in afghanistan. that is are the pa of the reason, ainsley, that the president said i can't walk away. how can i say i'm fighting terror and walk away from 20 different islamic extremist groups. ainsley: you are right. i watched that interview this morning while we were getting ready he had a great interview with the ambassador and pressured him and put some pressure on him
to say listen we are here to help you but you need to help had us as well. we are willing to sacrifice and put our men and women out there. we need your assistance. we are tired of giving you the blank check. that's what the president said last night it was so mice nice to hear lindsey graham come out. it was great to hear just that unity. brian: marco rubio, too. >> sure, absolutely. steve: one of the other sound bites the terrorists are thugs, criminals, and that's right losers as well. he also, keep in mind tonight, the president of the united states is going to travel down to phoenix, arizona. he's going to talk a lot about immigration, presumably the wall as well. but did we get a little preview of what else he might talk about when he seemed to allude to what happened last week in charlottesville. listen to the president with unity. >> the men and women of our military operate as one team, with one shared mission and one shared sense of purpose.
they transcend every line of race, ethnicity, creed, and color to serve together and sacrifice together in absolutely perfect cohesion. when we open our hearts to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice, no place for bigotry, and no tolerance for hate. as we send our bravest to defeat our enemies overseas, and we will always win. let us find the courage to heal our divisions within. let us make a simple promise to the men and women we ask to fight in our name. that when they return home from battle, they will find a country that has renewed the sacred bonds of love and loyalty that unite us together as one. brian: think about the president's tweets saturday. when he was saying i salute the boston police and i
salute the counter protesters out there, keeping everything calm. that tone, the tone last night, leading up to arizona tonight. he has an open shot to john mccain who he clearly -- who cast the deciding vote to kill repeal and replace. another shot at jeff flake who has been critical of him. i'm very curious to see if the president just ignores that and tonight talks about unity, even though he is going to be greeted by protesters on the outside and a capacity crowd on the inside. i wonder if that's going to be the same tone tonight. don't criticize. don't make it a rally. but make it more more a push for america and less for -- and more for his policies and less for republicans or demonizing democrats. steve: we don't know whether or not jeff flake is going to be in attendance. brian: we do not. steve: we know that dr. kelli ward who is going to try to take on jeff flake on the republican sidon the primary, ainsley will be in attendance. you are in attendance at the
white house because have you a special interview coming up. ainsley: i'm going to talk to mike pence today at 7:30 this morning. send in your questions to us at email@example.com. hopefully we will have an opportunity to ask him some of those questions. we do have the big rally tonight. we will be coverage that as well and asking him about that. he has a personal connection to that. the president is talking to the troops and saying no longer are you going to be micromanaged by d.c. no longer are we going to have those rules of engagement before do you your job. we trust you. we trained you. his son is a marine. we will talk to him about that personal side of the story and how he feels about his son being in uniform under this administration. brian: the republican governor will not be there there. he will greet the president at the airport. the president and vice president both in phoenix. jillian is poised to fill us in on what other news is happening. jillian: few hours ago outside of philadelphia we begin with this fox news alert. more than 40 people are hurt, three critically after a high speed train crash in
suburban, philadelphia. the train packed with people came flying around the corner, never slowing down before smashing into an empty train at a terminal in you were darby. >> my face hit the wall, put a big hole in the wall. and then i went straight down. i blacked out. there is blood everywhere. the driver is all banged up. ainsley: 42 people were on the train. all 42 were hurt. four taken to the hospital, including the train's conductor. he has since been released. we will keep you posted. protesters blast charlottesville city council members first meeting since violent clashes erupted in the city. [chants] jillian: residence as you can see screaming at council members calling for their resignations this as the charlottesville murder suspect appeared in court for the second time after being charged with five additional felonies. a judge declining to set been for james fields
accused of ramming his car into a crowd killing one woman. the solar eclipse taking the entire country by storm. millions of americans stopping to watch it unfold. did you? this included president trump and first lady melania at the white house. the president staring at the sun without glasses at first. terrifitisk, tisk. the attorney general jeff sessions, this photo of him holding his hands while looking up instantly going viral. but this might be the ultimate photo bomb, take a close look. nsa capturing the international space station flying in front of the sun. that's pretty cool. i love that photo. steve: that was fantastic. it was i sun believable. steve: shrocking details on an isis plot on airplanes using barbie doll bombs. one of those bombs almost made it on board. wait until you find out why it didn't go.
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steve: a barbie doll and meat grinder packed with explosives now seem to be weapons of choice terror cell foiled plot to below up blp a plane in australia. the suitcase weighed 15 pounds over the airline's limit. a former officer of the u.s. customs and border protection who spent a dozen years screening for. the author of "see something, say something." good morning. >> good morning. good to be here, my friend. steve: had the terrorists not packed the bag 15 pounds too heavy, that bag would have wound up on that airplane. >> that's a big thumb's up for the people that were scanning and paying attention. it's good that they caught it. what i'm intrigued by is how they managed to realize that there was plastic explosive inside the meat grinder and the barbie doll. they really put some special effort into examining that bag.
and another question i have is how were they intending to detonate it. there is pieces of the story that are not in the public release, which i think is smart. but, still, big major thumbs up for them finding that. steve: let me ask you something, philip. with the scanners you used to work with because you were working on bags in cargo, in the cargo hold. would a barbie doll that was exploding barbie doll with plastic explosives have shown up on your scalper? >> not necessarily. i mean, i don't know what's inside of a barbie doll, how thick the rubber is and how it's really made. if you saw enough of them, you would notice a difference. but that's exactly why they use objects that are very common because we, you know, as people, we tend to overlook things that we see commonly. so, again, to their great credit that they were able to find it. and as well in the meat
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steve: 6:23 in new york city. would have headlines for you now. why start with a fox news alert. defense secretary james mattis arriving in baghdad overnight to speak with iraqi leaders about strategies to defeat isis there. mattis' first meeting with u.s. commanders on the ground before sitting down with the prime minister of iraq and the defense minister as well. the visit comes on the heels of a u.s.-backed offensive to take back the city of. steve: 7-month-old baby pulled from the rubble earthquake on italian island. steve: the quake killed at least two people and injured 39. that's some of the news now here is brian. brian: a former u.s. navy seal founder of blackwater and now chairman of frontier service group.
he put together plan to use more private contractors essentially private army to help get success in afghanistan, which has alluded us for the most part over the last 16 years. the president's remarks did not include eric's plan. eric, what is your reaction this morning? >> good morning, brian. you know, disappointed. we tried to give the president a different set of options. it actually didn't increase the use of contractors. it would have decreased everything. have you 9,000 troops there now. is he going to go up another 4,000. there is 26,000 contractors in country. we spent close to a trillion dollars. we have been at this 16 years. >> perhaps it's time for unconventional solutions to bring this to a close. like the president said we don't have an open ended commitment. a blank checkbook. figure out how to close this thing off to. cotter rise this bleed. brian: you got to brief mcmaster and bannon, gone. and priebus who are now gone. you never got to the president. he did know about your plan. do you feel on some level if he feels the frustration
with what the new way forward in the next few months that he will come back to you? >> here's the thing, yes owe think it's very much a possibility the u.s. has had as many 180,000 american troops. just a few years ago. that didn't work. we have been at this for entering our 17th year. 4,000 troops is really not going to move the needle. especially the way the u.s. deploys their troops. if you send 4,000 that means maybe 400 to 600 actually leave the base. the rest of them are all support and logistics, overhead if you will. brian: i know you would be the first one to say the key to success in afghanistan is pakistan. the president put a big emphasis on that. remember are you with us or against us collin powell. they decided to be with us kind of and against us kind of. do you think the president gets it by bringing up india and say we are going to tap into you to get into pakistan's skin because you are only half.
in that's got to please you. >> that definitely ruffled feathers in islamabad. the pacs have had it both ways for a long time. they receive 26 some billion dollars in military aid from the united states. at the same time there is leakage and plenty of weapons transit from pakistan into afghanistan. and for heaven's sake they were hosting usama bin laden effectively near their west point in abottabad. the paks are gotten away from double-dealing too long. brian: i know something else that's intrigues you is rules of engagement. losenned up in syria and iraq can a and mosul taking back cities. the president said i'm going to give commanders realtime ability to react to the battle in front of them. not back to tampa, not back to d.c. could that be a game-changer? >> well, it certainly should help. just this year in may and june when the pakistan ran over yet another afghan army base or city, they had open
air victory parades with hundreds of taliban fighters. dozens of captured american vehicles in broad daylight thumping their chest. that's an enemy not afraid of air or ground attack. hopefully this will remove the excuses of why those kind of targets are not attacked. brian: talk about something else after the address real quick. the uss john mccain crashed. we have freeze in our navy until we'll find out what went wrong. smashed in with a merchant ship. still missing at least ten. the word is now they are looking at hacking. what's the reality of a cyber attack hurting our navy? >> well, the fact is, yes. a burk class destroyer is effective live a very sophisticated it platform. but there is still a lot of human beings on there with binoculars and with very basic radars and basic radar plots. i think you have -- so many hours in a day. and when you fill those soldiers' hours with a lot of noncombat, non-maritime focused political correct
social engineering training, you're taking away from their core mission which is maritime power and -- maritime sea power projection. that guilt runs all the way from the chiefs running the enlisted men to the officers of the boat to the senior commanders in the navy distracting the men from doing -- the men and women from doing the jobs they are supposed to be doing on those ships. brian: wow, eric, a lot to discuss. we do have a president focused on the enemy and we will see if we can get a different result. we know you are ready with your plan at any moment when called. eric prince, thank you so much. >> good morning. thank you, brian. brian: nfl players staging the biggest national anthem protest yet. where does this end? do they know the damage they are already doing to the perception of the league? and what do the americans think of president trump's speech on the war in afghanistan? todd piro is having breakfast in new jersey. he's up next. but, first, happy birthday to my only real friend,
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♪ get ready. steve: yep, get ready because this is a split show. brian andry sitting here in the heart of midtown, manhattan, 285 miles to the south of us actually stands ainsley earhardt north lawn of the white house. brian: she won't sit. it's a crazy thing. it must be south carolina people, i'm not really sure. ainsley: speaking of. brian: last night we had his speech in arlington. tonight he has got a speech
ias you know. nevada changing the tone as is he back in to washington. ainsley: first of all, i want to say hi to that cute little lady behind you, brian. she is waving over your shoulder. i never get to see her because my back is to them. steve: there you go. >> we appreciate all of you who watch. but, yes, let's talk about the president's speech and what we can expect tonight going forward at the rally. many people are wondering is he going to stay on this message. here is what many of us are thinking that have been talking about this morning. he has his base and they are going to follow him no matter what. brian, have you talked a lot about this. you have as well. they love the tweet. they love the message that he always sends, no matter what it is. then you have the 50% of republicans. you have the dems who aren't going to support him anyway. 50% of republicans who think that some of these tweets are a little bit off message. is he tweeting 9, 10 times in a row that that's a
little much. if he can stay on this message, maybe that is what needs to happen to unify the republican party. because you have people that have been against him like lindsey graham and marco rubios that are now saying that message last night was on point. it was on par. he did a great job. he was measured and the tone was absolutely perfect, they say. steve: no doubt about it is he a disrupter and he is a different kind of president. so let's see what happens tonight. brian: right. i just want to say one thing, ainsley, i think a lot of democrats voted for him. i have wouldn't say the democrats aren't going to support him. a lot of democrats did vote for him. ainsley: maybe i could change that to mainstream media. they are up in arms because more troops are going over. concerns everyone. steve: sure. ainsley: that wasn't 100% of what happened last night. steve: what did happen last night in the president gave the trump doctrine going forward. we have dispatched todd piro to new jersey. and he is -- we call it breakfast with friends, todd, tell us where you are
at and who you are going to talk to. todd: that's right, steve. we are here at pat's original diner in trenton, new jersey. the reason we chose this area is it's relatively close to the joint maguire air base. air force, army, and navy all wrapped up in one. we want to talk to the people about what they think about the president's speech. we begin, of course, with george. george is a retired officer, police officer, and he also used to be the mayor of trenton. trump voter, big fan of the speech. rye? >> 100 percent because he is on point. everything he mentioned is 100 percent right. he didn't make any mistakes. he had advisors. so when he spoke to the people out there, who was in stone, his heart was in there to make america great again. and bring it to the public. the public will understand better. and you're always going to have your haters out there no matter what he does. and the president tries very
hard. but you're going to have your haters. todd: let's talk about that advisor point for a moment. you mentioned you love the fact that the president listened to his advisors as a businessman. got the information. and now he is going to go forward with that plan. talk to me more about that. >> well, as a businessman, he don't know everything. he came into this green, basically you want to say he didn't know anything about politics. so he depends on the best. and you could just see the people that he went with are the best. and if he didn't like it, and they didn't do exactly what he wanted them to do, he got rid of them. and that's telling me that he is doing what's right what he feels in his heart to move this country in the right direction. todd: we will move to your better half here, terry. terry, you are a small business owner. you voted for trump. and what you loved most about the speech was the fact that we're going to win again. >> that's exactly right. i'm just tired of losing. the winning just gist you a sense of security, trust.
just feel good about it i just love the man. i have think he is going to make a great president and i think history will really show you he is going to be great. todd: being close to the joint base that is here, a lot of military families, talk to me how you think those military families are going to respond to what probably in all likelihood will be increase in troop levels in afghanistan? >> i think they will understand. i think if anybody understands it will be the military families. they have lost loved ones. their loved ones are over there you don't want to go to a war and lose. we want to win. that's just basically what i feel. i think we are going to win and with him we are going to win. todd: understood. just quickly. trump voter. he also loves the fact that we're not going to let the enemy know what we are going to do. talk to me quickly about that. >> if you broadcast exactly what you are going to do, they are prepared for it. it doesn't make any sense. finally we have a leader that understands that and, you know, the element of surprise is crucial in the
battle. and you have to have that. so, i respect that. you know, i also respect the fact that when he had mentioned in the beginning that he was going to pull out of afghanistan, holds the office he is staying in he sees the need. i commend him 100 percent for his speech. todd: we commend you for your dime and enforce this morning. we appreciate it what the people are saying. guys, back to you. steve: todd piro live there in trenton. if you ever travel down u.s. 1 or take amtrak as you travel past trenton they have this bridge that says trenton makes, america takes. been there since the 1930s. ainsley: steve, my brother is trenton graham earhardt. and we were driving up north. i saw that sign. we were taking so many pictures. i was trying to get it before we went under the underpass. so that sign i have seen it before. i know what you are talking about. brian: i remember once i got lost in trenton.
steve: really? what happened? brian: that's it. steve: all right. good enough. it's 20 minutes before the top of the hour. we will go to jillian. jillian: trenton makes, the world takes. i have seen that sign some times. it's pretty cool. what's next? that's the question. christopher columbus monument in baltimore the latest to be defaced. vandals posting a video online showing them striking the monument many time. police are still looking for the suspects. and another man is accused of trying to blow up this confederate statue in houston. a park ranger found andrew kneeling in the bushes holding explosives. is he now in federal custody. the nfl's national anthem protest hitting a new low. 12 cleveland browns players kneeling before preseason game against the giants. largest protest yet in the league. just last week head coach
said he hoped this would not happen. the browns saying overnight the team has profound respect for the anthem but supports the freedom of personal expression. an army veteran is stunned when he finds an american flag hanging upside down his former middle school in pennsylvania. >> it hurt me as are a veteran seeing the flag upside down. knowing that it means a state of distress. people are doing just whatever they want and they don't find nothing sacred anymore. ainsley: school officials didn't even notice until our fox affiliate in philadelphia called to tell them. the school took it down saying someone broke into the flag's lockbox over the weekend. administrators now reviewing surveillance video to find the culprit. all right. are you ready for the cutest thing you are going to see all day? two baby sea lions share a kiss on the speech. celebrating their release from a rehabilitation center in california. the sea lion pups running to
the water a quick smooch on each other and waddling into the waves to start their new life in the wild. isn't that adorable? i will send it back to you guys. steve: it gets our seal of approval. brian: fantastic. steve: meanwhile, she is refusing to resign after publicly wishing somebody would assassinate president trump. now this missouri state lawmaker may have bigger problems on her hand. brian: those on the left determined to tear down confederate statues across the country. what do real voters think? >> we don't learn from history and have those reminders how do we move forward? >> can i give you the new york answer? forget that about it. columbus columbus the future of columbus, robert e. lee and more.
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violence and exploitation against the indigenous community and black community. brian: that was over in austin. now cities like new york are considering scrapping historical argue manies unrelated to the federal movement to avoid hurting the feelings of people passing by. is this the start of a slippery slope that president trump warned about? is jefferson and washington actually next? "fox & friends first" co-host rob schmitt who did a great job over the weekend on fox report joins us now. rob: thank you. brian: yesterday you went out to the streets of new york city to see what the hoopla was about. rob: we talked to everybody. we talked to locals and manhattanites people from this country and london. we are hearing calls for monuments from george washington even christopher columbus to come down in this country. that's america's first president. a founding father who also owned slaves and the italian explorer who revealed the western world to the europeans who had come here and colonized this nation. also accused of acts of
violence against the natives he encountered in the caribbean islands he land on. history is often seedier than we think. i think we can all agree with that two icons of history and removing some powerful pieces of western culture to appease demands from the very far left. so is this right? that's the big question. we wandered around manhattan. we talked to the people. >> looking at this monument, we're in columbus circle in manhattan. what do you think of those calls for monuments like this to be taken down? >> i think it's a little ridiculous. i mean, we have gotten to a point in this country where political correctness is just overflowing. >> it was put there for a reason, why would you move it? you know, it needs to stay. >> i feel like it wouldn't be the same. >> people calling for george washington's monument to be taken down because he was a slave holder. would that lead to changing the name of the capital of this country. >> can i give you the new york answer? >> yes. >> fuhgeddaboutit.
>> it seems pretty important is at the guests. >> if we don't have those reminders how are we going to move forward. >> founding father of this country but at the time u.s. seeking independence from great britain. and in great britain there were slave owners, too. rob: you say the confederate monuments, all of it should stay up as a part of the history of this country? >> the difference the ones put up directly after the civil war and the ones put up in the 1960's which had a intention of being intimidating, i think. >> this is the melting pot. how about we have some people's emotions melt a little and we show a little love to our fellow americans. rob: so new york's very liberal mayor any monument that could be seen as hateful for offensive under 90 day review right now. check out this poll from cbs news hour. this is talking about confederate statues right here, 62% think that
confederate statues should remain as historic symbol. that's the one that people are most understanding of. when you are talking about christopher columbus and george washington. that number is going to be, i have to think, much higher. brian: christopher columbus in columbus circle given to us from italian americans in 1890. rob: what do you want to call washington, d.c.? i think elizabeth warren d.c. has a nice name to it. people would love that. steve: no doubt about it certainly gotten people talk about history. realized who these people were who founded america. rob: people are learning a lot. henry hudson claimed for the dutch the reason we are here. they want his down for the same reasons. imperialism. steve: as the president said last week where does it end? brian: i want another lane on the parkway. that's what i want. thanks a lot, rob. you will be back a little bit later. a big show still ahead. medal of honor recipient dakota meyer, mike pension alive and laura ingraham all coming your way. steve: america went insane
over the solar eclipse yesterday and so did janice dean. she is back from the path of totality. and she is going to tell us what it was like when the lights went out in south carolina. janice: how are you? steve: welcome back ly member, including those around new babies, should talk to their doctor or pharmacist about getting vaccinated. when you really want to save just go to priceline. they add thousands of new deals every day up to 60% off. that's how kaley and i got to share this trip together at this amazing hotel. go to priceline and get the hotel deals you won't find anywhere else.
steve: for months it was all she could talk about the american solar eclipse that happened yesterday. brian: one note janice dean. yesterday we sent her directly into the path of totality. greenville, south carolina to see it in person. you showed up. janice: did i. it was amazing. it was everything i thought it would be. that's why you have to watch this package right now. take a look. janice: i'm shaking and this is amazing. i didn't expect it to be this awesome. janice: are you guys excited? [cheers]
oh my gosh. not a busy day. we had our book signing fredy the frog caster and flash flood. we had wardrobe change and now we are going to see what else is going on in greenville, south carolina for the great american solar eclipse. let's go. how are you? >> nice to see you. janice: i hear have you the best view of the solar eclipse. >> we do. do you want to go see? janice: of course i do. >> let's go. janice: let's go. this is gigantic telescope. >> what you are looking at here is the eighth largest retractor telescope build built in 1883 for princeton, university. janice: what are we going to learn today about the eclipse, do you think? >> we will witness something that really is going to be life-changing for a lot of people. for many of us we will remember who we were with for the rest of our lives. darkness of the moon like looking into a black hole. janice: i want to see inside the telescope. >> would love for you to. janice: that's crazy. i can already tell you it's
changing my life right now. >> fantastic. janice: history being made in greenville, south carolina. there is nothing more american than viewing this from the field of a baseball game. >> this is the best game have you ever been to? >> yes, ma'am. janice: have you done this before? >> no. this is my first time. janice: first baseball game, actually. >> is this your first eclipse. >> i am. very excited. janice: there is a lot of firsts going on here. are you excited? >> yeah. janice: oh my gosh. it's happening. do not adjust your set. we are having a total solar eclipse. the temperature is dropping. i feel a slight breeze. i'm so excited. [cheers] is it everything you ever expected? >> yes. >> yes? >> yes. it was awesome. >> i'm going insane in my mind. did this really just happen? >> it was very dark and it was an awesome experience. >> there is no word to explain it. it was just awesome. >> i feel like it brought america together, right, for
two minutes? >> i hope. so i hope so. we need something to bring us together. >> just to experience this and see how many people actually would come and take off your glasses and have this surreal moment of just wow, our universe is capable of great things. steve: wow. it was cool. janice: it was incredible. i know the producers will attest to this. i was like can i go to the eclipse. let's talk about the eclipse. brian: going to the eclipse means earth. janice: yes. exactly. steve: even the folks who weren't in the line of totality. in new jersey we had 71%. my wife says it looks like somebody took a bite out of the orange. janice: next one is 2024. already explaining road trip. wrestling are up our camera people and producers. we're going to go. amazing event and it did bring america together. steve: quite a history. janice: it was awesome. brian: the sun did come up
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>> our troops will fight to win. we will fight to win. >> president trump offers a new vision for american foreign policy during a national address. >> we are not nation-building again. we are killing terrorists. >> that's the tone that brings the trump presidency up to historic proportions. >> america will work with the afghan government. however, our commitment is not unlimited. and our support is not a blank check. >> to my colleagues in congress, you will own a no vote. the next 9/11 will be your fault, not president trump's fault if you shoot down this plan because this is a solid
plan. this will turn things around. >> america's enemies must never know our plans or believe they can wait us out. i will not say when we are going to attack. but attack we will. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ red, white, blue flying high on the farm ♪ semper fei on his left arm ♪ in the back it says u.s.a. ♪ you won't find nothing that he can't fix. brian: toby keith spends a lot of time giving back to the troops and going overseas to entertain the troops. appropriate song as the president stood in front of the men and women and say
guys, i know i'm going to need you a little longer. i know you have been in afghanistan 16 years. here is your mission. win. steve: ainsley earhardt is so camouflage you can't see her here because she is in our nation's white house in washington, d.c. good morning to you, ainsley. ainsley: good morning, steve and brian. and you at home. about 30 minutes we will sit down with vice president mike pence and ask him what he thought about the speech last night. especially how personal it is to him because his son is fighting four our great country as a marine. we will also talk to him about the confederate monument and what we can expect out of the rally tonight. steve: what a great half hour. i will tell you what, ainsley. just about 200 or 300 feet from where you are standing right now is the president of the united states behind you in the white house. and he sent out a new tweet about five minutes ago and he was talking about last night. he wrote was with great people last night in fort myer, virginia. the future of our country is strong, i say. as i can hear in the background is that the vacuum machine or is that a
leaf blower? ainsley: this is a guy with a backpack thing blowing leaves. the guy who salse out here when we interview kellyanne conway. steve: i know. brian: one the best things that we did at my house is we got rid of the gas, electric leaf blower and we went gas is that gas or electric leaf blower? steve: i think it's probably gas. ainsley: i'm probably the wrong person to ask but is he not hooked up to a cord. it's gas, i assume. yeah, is he a hard-working american. look at that. brian: absolutely. does the west wing look done to you? i know they were working on it, ainsley. is the construction done? ainsley: i don't know, brian. i haven't made it over yet. the west wing is over here. here is where the president lives. and here is the west wing with all the offices. we're going to interview the vice president next door. official offices even though he does have an office in the west wing. it looks beautiful to me not under construction but maybe on the back side it is receive steve president of
the united states was not there making his first prime time address from the white house last night. he was across the river in arlington, virginia at fort myer, 25 minute speech written by steven miller according to news sources down there. steve: they switched blow everies in the background. can i hear that now. what the president talked about was essentially the trump doctrine. our path forward on the war in afghanistan, if you missed it, here it is. and the president starts by talking about how he is doing a 180 on it. >> my original instinct was to pull out and historically i like following my intickets. but all my life i've heard that decisions are much different when you sit behind the desk in the oval office nerd, when you are president of the united states. a core pillar of our
strategy is a shift from a time-based approach to one based on conditions. conditions on the ground, not arbitrary timetables will guide our strategy from now on. america's enemies must never know our plans or believe they can wait us out. i will not say when we are going to attack. but attack we will. america will work with the of afghan government as long as we see determination and progress. however, our commitment is not unlimited. and our support is not a blank check. the american people expect to see real reforms, real progress, and real results. we are not nation building again. we are killing terrorists. steve: and terrorists are losers he said at one point.
brian: he also brought up important part they can no longer go into the -- all these people can't go into pakistan and be a sanctuary. we are going after them if pakistan won't specifically. one of the people on his side and was fearful the president was going to go with his instinct and pull out is senator lindsey graham. listen to lindsey graham's reaction last night when he joined us on the post game show. >> there will be a lot of bipartisan support in congress for this proposal. i'm proud. i'm relieved. i'm proud of the fact that president trump made a national security decision, not a political decision. i'm proud of the fact that he listened to the generals. and, most proud of the fact that he shows the will to stand up to radical islam. to my colleagues in congress, you will own a no vote. the next 9/11 will be your fault, not president trump's fault. if you shoot down this plan. because this is a solid plan. steve: so, ainsley, a lot of republicans rallying around the president after his big speech last night. >> yeah. these are some republicans
that haven't necessarily rallied around him. those two ran against each other, lindsey graham his strongest, i would say, his strength during the election was national security. to hear him speak and support this president and agree with what he is saying i think that speaks volumes. i saw nikki haley on the white house grounds and we were talking a little bit. she said, ainsley, we spoke a little bit about this issue. we had so many meetings. the president was asking some questions. and he looked to the generals and he even said last night he said my instinct was to pull out. i have listened to the experts. i have listened to the generals. they told me that we need to stay. is he taking notes. he is not -- he is listening to the people he has hired to be on his cabinet and be a part of his national security team. brian: somebody who definitely has great foreign policy respect and credentials is senator marco rubio who said. this president of the united states has made a decision, based on information available to him in office. and on the advice of a wide array of experts, the
president take as moment to explain the importance of -- that's what he said. he appreciates the fact that the president has a candidate had one position. and then explained why he changed to a different position because he has more information and he also pointed out to what happened when we left in iraq. we left a vacuum, in comes this jv team called isis. and we know they were anything but. and there was no pulling out just would not have made military and security sense. ainsley: to piggy back on that too, brian. it's important our troops hear that that wasn't a message just directed to republicans. it was a message directed to all the troops saying i've got your back. i understand the sacrifice that you are making. you are leaving your family. your moms and dads are going to say goodbye to you for sometimes a year or two at a time. they are going to put your life in my hands. and as a president i'm going to make an executive decision based on what the generals are saying that have actually been on the front lines and i'm going to always have your back and do my best to protect country
from those terrorists coming here to do another 9/11. steve: here is the thing. president of the united states when he was a candidate said look, it's been a disaster over there. it's 5u678. when i'm president i'm going to change things over there then at the end of the day, he made the speech last night where he said, you know, it's a lot different, life changes when you are sitting behind that big desk. what's interesting in the pages of the "new york times" this morning, they talk about and we have talked a little bit about how this president has conferred with his generals. on july 19th. he gathered all his national security people together in the situation room. and the president was ripping their plan to add more troops. he said gentleman add more troops. that's not what i ran on. but at that point. steve bannon thought this is good for me because i'm pushing for not sending more troops. at the end of the day though, the president went with the generals who said if we're going to do anything, let's go ahead and add about 4,000 people. ainsley: we don't know what he knows. he knows all the national security secrets.
et has information in front of him that we all don't know. so we have to trust those generals and trust the experts that they are going to do what's best for our country. brian: perhaps the biggest surprise of the speech how he started. in front of the military talking about afghanistan. heless recognizes what's going on with the country. that's civil unrest. he said hey, america, take a page from the military. they don't care how are. they know they are fighting for one team. that's united states. listen to how he started. >> the men and women of our military operate as one team, with one shared mission and one shared sense of purpose. they transcend every line of race, ethnicity, creed, and color to serve together and sacrifice together in absolutely perfect cohesion. when we open our hearts, to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice, no place for bigotry, and no tolerance
for hate. as we send our bravest to defeat our enemies overseas, and we will always win, let us find the courage to heal our divisions within. let us make a simple promise to the men and women we ask to fight in our name. that when they return home from battle, they will find a country that has renewed the sacred bonds of love and loyalty, that unite us together as one. steve: what's interesting about that ainsley, is the fact that some analysts have said, you know, he probably is not going to mention what happened in charlottesville. last night. he will probably do that tonight in phoenix. and is he going to have a big speech about immigration and stuff like that. so maybe it was a preview of what he is going to expand on later this evening. ainsley: maybe. so it was a beautiful way to touch on the division in our country. i think he is right. we can't ask our soldiers to go fight a war in another country and then come back to their own country that is
at war. i thought it was a beautiful way to say patriotism trumps bigotry and hatred and racism. and let us know what you think. send us your emails. brian: very good. if he does this in phoenix today with the protest on the outside, the passion on the inside, i think it would show a humility. i think people are looking for it i think it would be a great next step. but at 12 minutes after the hour. our next step is to go over to jillian. have you more breaking news. >> that's right. news we are following out of the suburbs of phil at this hour. more than 40 people are hurt. three critically after a high speed train crashed in suburban, philadelphia. the train packed with people came flying around the corner, never slowing down before smashing into empty train at a terminal in you were darby. >> my face hit the wall. put a big hole in the wall. and then i went straight down. i blacked out there. is blood everywhere. the driver is all banged up.
ainsley: 42 people were on the train. all 42 were hurt. four taken to the hospital, including the train's conduct tore. he has since been released to. another alert. defense secretary james mattis arriving in baghdad overnight to speak with iraqi leaders will strategies to defeat isis. mattis' first meeting with u.s. commanders on the ground before sitting down with the iraqi prime minister and defense minister. the visit comes on the heels of a u.s. backed offensive to take back the city of talafar from the terror group. and a plane packed with people forced to make an emergency landing after the pilot reported smoke 30,000 feet in the air. the jetblue flight from new york city to palm beach, florida, diverted to raleigh, north carolina. two passengers were taken to the hospital after their eyes began to burn. the airline blaming a mechanical issue. this is the third time a jetblue flight has made an emergency landing just this month. those are your headlines. send it back to you guys. steve: all right, jillian, thank you very much. still ahead on this thursday, ainsley's
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dictate to the afghan people how to live or how to govern their own complex society. we are not nation-building again. we are killing terrorists. steve: president trump there revealing his plan for the war in afghanistan. and our next guest who served multiple tours there says it's the speech those vets have waited 16 years to hear. retired green beret commander and former counter terrorism advisor to vice president dick cheney lieutenant colonel michael waltz is joining us right now from florida. >> good morning. steve: good morning to you, colonel. >> good morning. steve: during the commercial break the colonel and i were talking. you said this was a great speech last night. why? >> for a few reasons. i think this really took leadership on the president's part. one, because there was a very vocal element of his base that were just saying essentially let's just get out. it's too hard. we have been there too long. too difficult. spent too much money. let's just pull the troops out and go home.
and what those folks couldn't explain though is when isis and al qaeda and half the world's terrorist organizations, which currently reside in pakistan and afghanistan, then resurge in the wake of taliban gains and attack the united states again, then what? so i think for the president to reverse his own campaign statements and to stand firm against some of these folks saying to get out, like we did -- like obama did in iraq, and to not only say we're standing with you, to our afghan allies, but to explain to the american people why this is in our critical and national interests really took some leadership on his part and i'm proud of our president. steve: you are okay with him doing a 180, completely different strategy than what he suggested when he was a candidate. >> i'm okay with him listening to the best advice. steve: to the generals. >> to his team around him, absolutely. steve: real briefly, colonel, he said he signaled out pakistan. he said you know, they are
hiding people, essentially. he also signaled out india. real quickly, tell me why that is so significant. >> the taliban and other groups have enjoyed sanctuary in pakistan where we couldn't get to them and actually some of them have enjoyed support. we will never win there unless we get at that. also the thing pakistan most fearfears is its neighbor india. by aligning with that and india the world's largest democracy or against china and others as well. steve: all right. very good. lieutenant colonel michael waltz, we thank you very much for sharing your perspective live from jacksonville today. colonel, thank you. >> all right. thanks. steve: all right. still ahead on this tuesday. ainsley's one-on-one interview with vice president mike pence from the white house. you not going to want to miss it. should radicals tearing down statues be clarified as terrorists. michael meyer fought terrorists in afghanistan. he has some feelings you are going to want to hear coming
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♪ ♪ steve: well, we are very excited because ainsley is down with the vice president right now. her interview coming up in about two minutes. brian: meanwhile, jillian, you are coming up right now. jillian: i am. i'm here. i have news to deliver to you before you leave the house. she hoped president trump would be assassinated. now thousands of people want this missouri state senator out of office and in handcuffs. maria chapel nadal sparking nationwide outrage after facebook tweet last week. the post has been apologized but refuses to resign. petition calling for removal from office and immediate arrest. it has nearly 12,000 signatures. a judge ambushed outside a white house returns fire killing the suspect. police in ohio says joseph was walking to his car when nate richmond pulled out a gun and started shooting. he was hit in the stomach but is expected to be okay.
richmond's son was at the center of the high profile sexual assault case that rocked the country. the judge did not preside over it. authorities are still investigating a motive. now to a fox news alert. four men accused of being involved in those barcelona terror attacks appear in court overnight. this just hours after the suspected driver behind the van attack is shot dead by police. spanish authorities say 22-year-old younes abouyaaquoub wearing suicide belt and screaming allahu akbar before he was gunned down by police outside of barcelona. mcdonald's is making chocolate fans go crazy by adding new lava cake. putting new spin on item signature apple pie. there is a catch. right now only available in south korea. so not going there to get it but that looks dishes. steve: that looks delicious. jillian: now i' m hungry and
i didn't know i was hungry until i saw that. brian: why instead of going to south korea go over to washington, d.c. where ainsley hair hart iainsley earhe with the vice president of the united states. ainsley: we have the honor to stand here with the vice president mike pence thank you for choosing "fox & friends." >> thank you, ainsley. ainsley: we will start with fox news alert. we learned they found remains from the uss mccain. your thoughts. >> our hearts go out to the families of the sailors that were lost in this incident. i can assure you that at the president want direction our navy is going to take the opportunity of this pause in operation to fully evaluate our training, our training processes. to have this happen several times since the first of this year, collisions in two instances which have cost the lives of our sailors just unacceptable. and we will get to the bottom of it right now our
hearts are with the families of those that are lost. we honor them and will have them in our hearts and prayers. ainsley: let's talk about the speech last night there were some very powerful speech such as nation building. hes had h. a message for pakistan and india. he said his instinctsy not to pull out. is he listening to the generals he is saying we should stay there and send more troops in. we have heard 4,000. he says no longer will troops be micromanaged by d.c. and we won't disclose our strategy to the enemy; what in your opinion were your favorite moments last night? >> what the american people saw last night was a commander-in-chief addressing the nation, addressing our troops and really addressing the world. with american resolve. literally for now, nearly 16 years we have been at war in afghanistan and the strategy has continuously changed. in many ways we haven't had
one strategy for all those years. we have had 16 different years, 16 different strategies. what president trump announced yesterday was a whole new strategy for south asia. that said, look, we're going to provide the resources and the military personnel and the air assets necessary to support the afghan army's efforts to defeat the taliban. we are going to be there to destroy terrorist networks that use afghanistan and pakistan safe havens. we will call on pakistan to step up and be a more effective partner in confronting the terrorist organization, some 20 of which harbor in afghanistan and regions in pakistan. and we're going to engage india more effectively in afghanistan. but not nation-building. we will let the afghan people build their own nation. our effort there is to advance the security of the united states of america. and to support the afghan national army as they stay in the lead, in the fight. and let me say the
confidence that the american people in the world heard last night from our commander-in-chief, derives from the fact that this is exactly the approach that president trump directed in iraq and in syria. we have personnel at the brigade level that are working with iraqi forces. and they have been driving isis out of iraq and soon we'll go all the way to dry them out of existence. we're going to take all those lessons and the leadership frump has provided in iraq and syria, put that in to practice in afghanistan with the same result. he ains apes i know being the father of a marine, we look at the faces of those folks in the crowd that are fighting for our great country. the president didn't specifically say 4,000. released a report saying he was going to send 4,000 additional troops. he didn't mention that right now. i want to know why and is that the exact number? >> the pentagon in june made a recommendation for an additional 3900 troops to support exactly the kind of tactical deployment that i
just described. deploying personnel at the brigade level to be able to coordinate afghan national army efforts and to be able to more effectively deploy american assets. we also, the president made clear last night, that we're in a very real sense changing the rules of engagement so that american commanders on the ground can make realtime decisions. for too long in the last administration we had artificial time lines that only emboldened the taliban and terrorists enemies in the country. we also put great restraints on american military personnel and their battle against terrorist organizations. and the taliban. now, the president has taken off those limitations and let our commanders make realtime decisions on the ground. we believe that it's going to be effective. but i can tell you, ainsley, you know, as the father of a united states marine, i couldn't be more proud to have seen the way this president went about this decision. he asked all the hard questions. he demanded answers.
not just from our military personnel but our diplomatic team and everyone who could bring expertise to this decision. and the way he went about this decision and the way he squared his shoulders and said to the american people and said to the world here is what we need to do for our safety and our security. couldn't make me more proud. ainsley: you mentioned your son. do you feel better now about your son wearing this uniform under the administration currently versus the past administrations? >> i'm just very proud of the leadership of president donald trump as commander-in-chief. look, we have already passed out of this congress the largest incease in military spending in more than 10 years. the president last night made it clear to our troops that they're going to have the support and they are going to have the freedom in the field, whether it be in iraq and syria or in afghanistan, to be able to accomplish their mission and having that kind of leadership in the oval
office gives me great confidence as the father of a marine and i know it gives great confidence to all of our troops that as the president has said so many times, he believes that given the ability, given the resources, given the training, our military can accomplish any mission that they're given. he's he said last night, with that support, with this new strategy, we're in afghanistan to win and we know that american troops can accomplish that. ainsley: we have so many troops that are watching "fox & friends" this morning. what is your message to them, to those folks that are enlisted, that are hearing this about the surge. what is your message to them and why should they want to serve our great country because they are sacrificing so much. is it worth their lives? >> i was here in washington, d.c. on september the 11th. i saw the smoke rise from the pentagon. i watched on television as
the rest of the nation did, cell in new york city. as the president said last night many of those who have fallen in afghanistan over the last 17 years enlisted after 9/11. they stepped forward because they knew that taking the fight to the enemy there would prevent the enemy from bringing another attach of that magnitude to our country. and they have succeeded in that. the fight that our soldiers have brought to afghanistan has succeeded in preventing another major terrorist attack on our country. so all of those who stepped forward in this time of war in the life of our nation, they have our thanks. they are the best of us. and what they heard last night was a commander-in-chief who is committed to see this mission through. to see it through not for nation building but to see it through to a stable and peaceful afghanistan. and that all begins with giving our soldiers the
resources and the freedom they need to win and also sending a deafening message to our enemies in that region of the world that we're here to stay, we're here to fight and we are here to seat people of afghanistan through to a stable country that can be a durable ally of the united states instead of a safe haven for terrorists. ainsley: it definitely was a strong message to our enemies. it was a strong message to our country about patriotism and how that trumps the bigotry and racism. >> it does. ainsley: how does it make you feel mainstream media other networks. i listened to nikki haley interviewed on some other networks this morning, how does it make you feel after the president had such a strong message last night about unifying our country and to know they are asking one or two questions about that speech but want to focus about a tweet that he put out a week and a half ago? >> you know, criticism comes with the job. we recognize that. and the president couldn't have been more clear since
that terrible day in charlottesville. that tragic day, that we condemn bigotry and hate and violence in all its forms. we denounce white supremacists, the kkk. and the neo nazi organization. but last night, what the american people heard the president say, as he said before some times we stronger as a nation when we're united. to refer to the fact that in the patriot's heart there is no room for bigotry. it was words he first spoke before the congress in his joint address to the congress earlier this year. they are words that i hear him speak all the time. and i truly do believe, as we continue to drive forward, on policies that will make america safe again, that will make america prosperous again, we're going to continue to aviv president's heart felt goal of bringing this country together and uniting this country. ainsley: i do have to ask you about the surge, we
tried it twice before and it hasn't worked. what makes you they this time it's going to? >> well, the last administration engaged in a surge and took forces up to some 100,000 troops in the region. and then announced an artificial time line for pulling out. only emboldening the enemies. what president trump has made clear is to things. number one, no more artificial time lines, that we're committed. we're committed to sanding with the afghan forces in the battle against the taliban and the battle against al qaeda and isis and all the terrorist organizations that are trying to take advantage of that safe haven to project violence against us and against our allies. the second piece though is the tactical strategy. i mean, the progress under president trump's leadership in iraq and in syria has truly been remarkable. it's all owing to the president's vision and to the courage and determination of american forces in the field. the iraqi military is in the fight. but we have essentially provided brigade level
personnel that are directing those iraqi forces and provided the kind of air support that's allowed iraq to reclaim a third of its country that was lost to isis after the precip tus withdrawal during the last administration. president trump's leadership made that possible in iraq and in syria. we have got isis on the run. taking those same -- that same vision, the same strategy to afghanistan now. and the troop levels are significant and we'll listen to our military commanders about that. and the president will make that decision in the days ahead. but i think what's significant here is the president has decided to take the tactics that are working and defeating isis in afghanistan and syria, put them into practice in afghanistan and given the freedom and the resources we know that our soldiers are going to be able to win just as much in afghanistan as they have been winning in iraq.
ainsley: what was your message to the president of afghanistan when you talked to him? >> i called and i told him the president had a very simple message, and that was we are with you. the united states is here to stay. we are going to be in this fight to see afghanistan through to a stable and peaceful future. but, my message also was that afghanistan needs to continue to step up, needs to continue to build a partnership, militarily, diplomatically, and economically with the united states of america. we want to strengthen the partnership between afghanistan and india. we want to hold pakistan more accountable for their actions in the region. but, at the end of the day, it was a very straightforward message that after years of an uncertain message of commitment, last night the president announced his decision that the united states of america stands with the people of afghanistan for a stable and peaceful future and the american soldier will be there to win the fight with them against terrorist organizations and the
taliban. ainsley: some are calling for the confederate monuments at the capitol to be taken down. do you agree? >> well, first off, i agree with the president that seeing people destroy public property in the name of any cause is just simply unacceptable. communities can have conversations about what displays happen. i hold the view that it's important that we remember our past and build on the progress that we have made. the united states capital every state is able to donate a two statues to commemorate citizens that they want remembered. and in the heart of our government. and states can make those decisions. what we have to walk away from is a desire by some to erase parts of our history just in the name of some political. ainsley: you are in favor of keeping those monuments?
>> obviously, i think that should always be a local decision. and with regard to the u.s. capital should be state decisions. i'm someone who believes in more monuments not less monuments. we what we ought to do is remember our history. we ought to celebrate the progress that we have made since that history. you know, when i walked back in 2010 across the edmund pettus bridge with john lewis arm and arm and we remembered bloody sunday and extraordinary progress of the civil rights movement, i can't help but think that rather than pulling down monuments as some are want to do, rather than tearing down monuments that have graced our cities all across this country for years, we ought to be build are more monuments. we ought to be celebrating the men and women who have helped our nation move toward a more perfect union and tell the whole story of america. ainsley: tonight, the president will have another rally. what can we expect tonight and what's your message to the protesters? >> the message i think the president will deliver tonight is that we need to get on with the business of
the american people. this president was elected to rebuild our military. to restore our economy, to make america safe again. the president today will be talking about border security and visiting those that protect our borders in arizona and i think tonight you will hear the president say that as the congress prepares to come back, here's the agenda. we want to support our troops. we want to provide the resources they need to accomplish the mission that the president has now tasked them to accomplish. we want to support law enforcement. we want to build a wall and have internal enforcement and border security. illegal immigration at our southern border is down now more than 60%. and that's the result of the leadership that president trump has been providing. but we need congress to continue to support those efforts. repealing and replacing obamacare. bringing about the kind of tax cuts that will get this economy moving farther. even though we have seen a million jobs created and companies around the country
investing in america again instead of investing around the world. the president tonight is going to call on the congress to step up and move an agenda forward that's going to make america great again. ainsley: will it be strictly positive can we expect him to say something against senator mccain or senator flake or talk about sheriff arpaio? >> i think what the american people are going to hear tonight is a president who is completely focused on an agenda to move this country forward. literally after 8 years of a economy. 8 years of america walking away from commitments around the world. putting enormous burdens on american businesses, i think you will see the president tonight talk about the progress that we have made. but he is also going to call on the congress to get ready to come back when they arrive on september the 5th and go straight to work to make america safe again, make america prosperous again and in his words make america great again. ainsley: paul ryan talked about his tweets last night in an interview. he said he wished the president would tweet less
and said that he messed up last week. what is your response? >> the president was clear in the aftermath of a tragedy in charlottesville that we denounce bigotry and hate and violence in all of its forms. the president and i both very specific about denouncing white supremacists and hate groups and the kkk. he was again on tuesday. i think the american people heard him. they heard his heart. i think at the end of the day now that that's been said and the people know where the president and i and all of us stabbed in this administration, now the american people want us all to move forward in ways that will bring this country back together. i can't help but believe as the president himself has said that as the country becomes more prosperous. as our streets become safer, we're going to enjoy greater unity in this country. i know it's the president's
heart's desire to see the country come together to be unified. as we see the progress we are making in restoring law and order to our streets, we see the progress we are making in more than a million jobs created, i think we are going to continue to see that unity and that strength across this nation. ainsley: they love to hear that message, jobs, jobs, jobs. thank you, mr. vice president. we wish you son and your family all the best. thank you. steve: ainsley, the interview did not take place in the white house. old executive office building. the eisenhower building right next door. beautiful view of the washington monument. brian: fantastic day. steve: you just heard vice president mike pence's thoughts on the speech. what about the american people? todd piro is having breakfast with friends in trenton straight ahead. that can be really serious...
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♪ ♪ steve: well, there is the president of the united states last night giving his speech to the nation on the path forward with the war in afghanistan. he said no more nation building. we're just talking about killing terrorists. let's bring in dakota meyer, marine corps vet and medal of honor recipient who fought in afghanistan. dakota, thanks for joining us. what did you think of what the president had to say last night? >> no, i think, look, i think he said what we have all been asking for for a long time. when we were over there we want to do our job and that's what we want to do is kill terrorists. not build a better place for them to take over like we have done for a long time. but i think if the president is going to do this and he is going to make this commitment to send troops over to afghanistan, i think he has, to like he said in
his speech last night he has to hold to that commitment to let them do their jobs. let them do their jobs and let them go over and let them run the show and let them take out the terrorists and stay focused on killing terrorists and not some other political agenda and let it change every time the political atmosphere changes. brian: did you guys feel that on the ground? did you feel the politics on the ground? >> i lost my whole team due to politics, yeah, of course i did. brian: in what way? >> in what way? rules of engagement. what kind of sense does it make you think some commander makes sense of hey, we can't drop artillery around a village because we are worried about collateral damage? that's not coming from guys on the ground doing the fighting. so i mean i would say that's a direct cause of loss of life over in afghanistan for sure, especially in my case. steve: the president has made it clear he has changed the rules of engagement that were shifted during the obama administration. that's a step in the right direction. >> well, i mean it might be a step in the right
direction. let's -- how about this: let's see how it goes. we can talk about it all day. talk means nothing. i trust the president. i can tell you this. i would trust -- i would trust this president and i trust this administration to be in charge of us going back over there. a lot more than i have, you know, any other one. but, what i will say is he still has to fight that fight of understanding what's right. and the other thing is i think he has to empower the leadership to be willing to go over and carry out these missions. with these rules of engagement that worried so much of the leadership in the military they were too scared to give the ground guys what they needed. they were worried about their jobs and worried about are they going to get up in the trouble of it. i think that, look, on the back side of that he has to build the confidence of the commanders to give the guys on the ground what they need to be successful in their mission. brian: i guess having pack fan and independent i can't involved it's a regional
thing. not just about afghanistan. because these guys run into pakistan. >> they rearm, regroup, and they come back again. i think that's going to change. and it probably will go beyond drones. let's take a look. remember when you received this medal of honor from president obama at the time, when you, of course it's an honor that very few americans will ever experience. but, when you got that did you have mixed feelings at all because you felt as though the president wasn't all in on this conflict? >> i mean, look, i can't really say that it was the president's decision. i don't think the president sat back and said hey, look, we're going to make this decision over there. i think he probably had some bad advice coming to him and other things like that. i think the whole administration was probably a little bit off in their understanding of what we needed to get done over there. so i mean as far as mix -- absolutely. it's an award that i don't feel like i deserve. do you know what i mean? it's an award for my teammates that i lost. it's not an award for me. steve: dakota the president
said the victory crushing al qaeda and keeping in check. do you think that's achievable in afghanistan? >> i mean, look, i think that we have the best military on the face of the planet. i think if you um powe empower d give them the tools they need and let them do their job and go overseas and show that american resil resiliency. -- look, you are never going to stop an idea but in some ways we are going to be able to put the world in a better place. i think you've got the commitment from these men and women, you know, to be willing to do that. brian: absolutely. and hopefully we will start seeing that and knowing that if you make a mistake you are not going to be looking at court martial or any type of -- somebody trying to make some political hay over you. dakota meyer, thank you so much. >> thank you. steve: still ahead on this tuesday laura ingraham reacts to ainsley's
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dr. scholl's. born to move. trump: our troops to fight to win. we are not nation building again. we are killing terrorists. >> as the father of the united states marine, i couldn't be more proud. because seeing the way this president went about this decision. >> i think this really took leadership on the president's part. he did not only say we're standing with you to our afghan allies, but to explain to the american people why -- >> dozens of people hurt critically after a high speed crash at one of the busiest stations outside philadelphia. >> advanced life support units responded to get those most critical patients quick care. steve: a barbie doll and meat grinder both packed with explosives now seem to be the weapons of choice behind a foil plot to blow up a plane. >> what i'm intrigued by how are they intended to detonate
it. >> are you ready for the cutest thing we've seen all day? kids on the beach celebrating relief from a rehabilitation center and waddling into the waves to start their new life into the wild. ♪ ♪ brian: well, we're going to be talking about terror, we're going to be talking to ainsley earhardt fresh off.'s speech last night about the way forward in afghanistan. steve: that's right. ainsley is on the north lawn right now. where did you interview mike pence? because it had that silhouette
of the washington monument behind him we've never seen before. ainsley: we need to be asking you, steve. this is your town. every time i walk on the property, it's so beautiful. you never get used to the spectacular vision you see. you have the white house behind me. over here, you have the whole wing, which is the west wing, and that's where the oval office is. the rose garden stands between that building and the white house. this is the north lawn. steve: right. ainsley: south lawn is on the other side where you see the staircase that goes down the back of the white house. and if you stand on that balcony at the back of the white house, you're overlooking the washington monument. did i say that right, steve? steve: yeah, i think so. that's the truman balcony. that's where the president of the united states and first lady and first kid went out to look at the eclipse. ainsley: a gorgeous building, as you all know is a french style building. and when it was built years
ago, everyone in the town hated it. they thought it was too big, too monstrous, it is absolutely exquisite. but that's the old executive office and where the ceremonial offices for the vice president. he does have one here in the west wing under construction. we were on that balcony. brian: we know that tonight the vice president is going to be traveling with the president over to arizona for our rally and very interested to see the tone and tenor there. but very short time ago, he talked to you about what it means to put more troops into afghanistan. ainsley: yeah. let's listen to that. >> last night made it clear to our troops that they're going to have the support and freedom in the field whether it be in iraq or syria or afghanistan to be able to accomplish their mission and having that kind of leadership in the oval office gives me great confidence as the father of a marine, and i know it
gives great confidence to all of our troops as the president has said so many times. he believes that given the ability, given the resources, given the training, our military can accomplish any mission that they're given. and as he said last night, with that support, with this new strategy, we're in afghanistan to win, and we know that the american troops can accomplish that. steve: so the troops have the support of the president and the administration. and also, we have the support of laura ingram, she's the editor and chief and fox news contributor as well. laura, what did you make of the president's speech last night? i know he ran on that afghanistan was a disaster and if he was president, he would probably do something different than he did last night. >> yeah. it was a change. no doubt about it. i think he got into the presidency. he's getting a lot of advice from his generals and others. i understand steve has hadly,
former bush administration official in the original ramp up to the iraq war, he was thrilled about this, and he was just giving his advice for whatever reason. the president delivered a great speech. i think there were moments -- especially at the beginning when he talked about unity of purpose for this country and how an informed, strong patriotism -- regardless of our differences, our political differences, we come from different backgrounds, races, creeds the belief in this nation. domestic or foreign. and i thought that was beautiful written and well delivered by the president, so that was industry inspiring. i am not a big fan of surge of troops in afghanistan, personally. i think it's very hard to imagine how we win a peace, a lasting peace in afghanistan if we had 100,000 troops. now we're going to have 13,000 troops looks like in
afghanistan. i love what jeff wrote yesterday. he said unless we're going to confront the islamist ideology that is being fueled and funded by pakistan and others in the region, including saudi arabia, unless we're willing to actually combat that in a significant, meaningful way, what does a victory look like in afghanistan? and i guess we're going to be there through our lifetime. i mean, that's clear. we're not going anywhere. we're going to be in afghanistan until we probably, you know, take the long dirt nap ourselves. is that really what the american people thought they were getting? they thought they were going to get drain the swamp, not clear the desert. ainsley: laura, i said this in the first hour of the show. i remember talking on outnumbered about this because i was saying we should listen to the experts. and leah gabriel who fought for our country, she stopped me in the hallway and said i appreciate you saying that. but she said thank you for saying that because these are
the experts. the generals who have actually gone out there on the front lines and fought, and she said i know because i -- you know, i fly a plane in the military. she said i know what to expect when you're at war, so we really need to look to the generals, to the experts when it comes to making these types of decisions. >> i think that's true and they're great patriots, and they want a fantastic outcome. we all know that. the question is what does victory ultimately look like? america's interest in afghanistan is truly preventing another 9/11. absolutely. will this residual force, which is apparently going to be focused mostly on training, will that be enough to prevent afghanistan from becoming another 9/11? and how do we continue to keep the american people supportive of this war effort that is now in its 17th year? 17 years. 2,500 lives, almost a trillion
dollars. it was the soviet union's graveyard. i don't think americans want this to be our graveyard. but i think he gave a great speech, and he's making the best assessment that he can with the information that he has. i'm always worried about how we're going to pay for it, how does this ever end, how was this draining the swamp back home? brian: so, laura, everything you said is solid. no one says it well. where did she pull that up from? however, the thing that i thought was intriguing about this is he said i sat at one desk wondering my opinion and then wondering what my options were and drilled his generals to coming up with a better plan and convince him and in the end, he had to make a decision. the tone of bringing us through his own process is brand-new. he's never done that before. and i said to myself i know what he meant, i know what he had to go through, and i know how he got to the place he is
right now. >> again, going back to what we just talked about. pakistan is the problem here. brian: and he said it. he said that. >> yeah. he did say that. but calling out pakistan versus -- they're a nuclear state. how are we going to get an islamist devoted government, which i'm sorry. it is. they're going to suddenly be our allies and what mike pence just told you, ainsley, is that we're going to have a durable partner. a durable ally in afghanistan for peace. how many of us look at the afghan government today and see a durable ally for peace? i don't see it. i talk to a lot of troops who had four, five deployments in iraq and afghanistan. and the guys who are on the ground versus the generals who are running the effort, they have a very different opinion of afghanistan. brian: what do we hear different, laura? he brought up india. india said i'll give you some troops. and pakistan said whatever you do, don't take the indian troops. and he said, no, i want
democracy. i want to get behind you. now he's saying, yeah, you don't want to cooperate? i think i'm going to go to india who actually has the money and the economy and the troops for us. >> that's a different tact. india could be a good hedge against china. china doesn't fire a shot in the region, doesn't have big military intervention. china is getting richer and more powerful year after year, and they want to be the dominant, global military force. they already have a bigger standing army of ours. they're already stealing a lot of our technology. we have to be very careful with how we partner with other countries in the region to be a ballast against china. i'm always looking for that pivot to asia that every president promises us. i think donald trump has done a great job in standing up to what china ultimately wants to do. we have to keep our eye on that ball as well. steve: laura, let's talk a little bit about for politics for the people who voted for donald trump because he said he's going to drain the swamp, not the desert and that he was going to take us in a different direction that wouldn't wind up being
apparently the road ahead. what does this do for his core voter? >> well, i think he has to continue to speak to the american people about these issues. remember, there was a period of time in the bush administration where they didn't really talk much about afghanistan or iraq. and he has to keep this conversation going. this was a great moment for him last night because it was a formal address. he was explaining his thought process. i might not agree with it. i think a lot of americans do not agree with it. but nonetheless, it was a serious soc. address. i want to see him do that on a lot of issues. so immigration, on trade, on race, on economic renewal. put pressure on ben staff, lindsey graham, cory gardner, you all know who you are to give him a bill he can sign on tax reform. imagine if he gave that type of address on the need to renew our economy? to help all this minorities who can't get jobs today,
renew our economy with tax reform and a real, real shot in the arm of this economy. that would be really powerful. and that's really in line with draining the swamp, making america great again. so this speech i think was a great beginning of that national conversation that he needs to keep having. he's very powerful when he goes right to the people. >> laura, you mentioned senator lindsey graham. he came out and said it was a solid plan. you know, they haven't agreed on everything. they ran against each other. but he is strong on national security and said it was a solid plan and marco rubio, we've been putting up his statement throughout the show of how positive he felt the speech was last night. the republican party starting to unify? >> well, no, i don't think so. those guys are for military intervention more often than not. they're more neoconservatives. they're not populist more nationalist conservatives. so any time we're going to deploy a lot of troops, they're going to be pretty happy, probably. so that doesn't surprise me. they need to get him a tax bill. they need to get obamacare
repealed and replaced. that is what we complained on. they need to fund the wall. they can't hold him hostage on giving amnesty to millions of illegals to fund the wall. donald trump has to pivot away from the problems of the last two weeks, continue that great tone he had last night about unifying the country across racial, ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic lines. let's keep that tone up and keep america great again. i think we're going to begin to see it in arizona tonight. brian: i think so too. and you know he's going to be effective if we get a russia story in the washington post tomorrow. because any time he gets on a roll, they come up with some type of russia that we all have to digest. >> terrific point. steve: thank you very much for joining us. >> great to see you guys. steve: all right. ainsley is going to take a time-out at the white house, and we are going to continue in a moment because we're going to tell you how the terrorist behind the terror attacks in barcelona related by blood.
and it's not the first time we've seen this kind of connection. so why is the trend of family ties so effective for these jihadists? brian: and a new nfl season and season. right wrong. more players kneeling during the national anthem. do they want to lose all their fans? answer that question ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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brian: we're back to a fox news alert. dozens hurt, three critically after a high speed train crashed on one of the three busiest stations outside philosophy. steve: piecing together what went wrong. brian: jenny joyce is live outside the hospital with the breaking details. hey, jenny. >> we are hearing that all 42 passengers aboard that train were transported to local hospitals. four of those passengers had more serious injuries, including three that were brought here to presbyterian. among the three actually included in that was the train's operator, including to officials. officials tell us that the high speed train collided with an empty train that was parked at the terminal. it happened around 12:15 this morning while every passenger was transported to hospital
for evaluation, most of them had very minor injuries. the four patients who had more serious injuries are expected to survive. just months ago, there was another crash at this station. four people were injured involving three out of service commuter trains near the 69th street terminal. it happened in february. and at the time, one train rear-ended another when trains turn around to get back into service. the cause of this crash still remains under investigation. it's unclear if there was a malfunction or if there could have been operator error. and does tell us, again, that operator who was brought here to presbyterian hospital was treated and has since been released. we can imagine he's already working with investigators as they try to get to the bottom of this train crash. brian and steve. steve: and they're doing the investigation at the height of rush hour. jenny, thank you so much. brian: yeah, i saw some of the people talking about it. they were just slammed into the wall at high speed because they were standing ready to get off. meanwhile, straight ahead, the
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one day after the warship collided with a tanker in the south china sea. the malaysian government also recovering remains. moments ago, vice president mike pence offered his condolences. >> our hearts go out to the family of the sailors that were lost in this incident, and i can assure you that at the president's direction, our navy is going to take the opportunity in this pause of operation, fully evaluate our training processes. >> mccain is the fourth u.s. warship to crash this year. the navy not rolling out the possibility of a cyber hack. city council members during their first meeting since violent clashes erupted in the city. [chanting] >> residents as you can see screaming at council members calling for their resignation. this as the charlottesville murder suspect appeared in
court for the second time after being charged with five additional felonies. he is accused of ramming his car into a crowd killing one woman. brian. brian: all right. jillian. lawyer and lifelong democrat allen dershowitz calling out his own party saying amid the battle of the monuments, liberals have bigotry of their own that they need to condemn. >> i don't want to make moral equivalence. there's no comparison between the nazis and the clan on one hand and some left-wingers on the other hand who may be using violence. but having said that, that doesn't give a pass to the people on the hard left who were themself and engaged in violence and also some bigotry of their own. brian: joining us right now, is harvard law professor. he's the author of a new book trumped up how a nation of political differences and tanks democracy. allen dershowitz, welcome back. >> thank you. brian: professor, i cannot believe what i'm saying here this pressure on mattis because they're named after confederate leaders in baltimore, last night
christopher columbus monument was vandalized, here in new york city they're debating whether to take that statue down that was put up in 1890. university of texas removes confederate statue use. duke and north carolina could be next. i can't go through all of this. is there a dangerous in this? >> of course there's a danger of going too far. there's a danger for moving washington and jefferson. and other of our founding fathers who themselves own slaves. look, we have to use this as an educational moment. we have to take some of the statues that were put up more recently, for example, during the civil rights movement and perhaps move them to museums where they can be used to teach young students about how statues are intended sometimes for bad purposes to glorify negatives and to hold back positive developments. but the idea of willy-nilly going through what stalin did
and erasing history does pose a danger, and it poses a danger, educational malpractice, of missing opportunities to educate people, and of going too far. brian: is there also a danger of trying to put today's values on yesterday's generation? i mean, for example, woodrow wilson they say, well, he was a segregationist and princeton will take it down. 200 plus years ago. i think 12 of our first 15 presidents had slaves. i think we can go back and forth. you could look at what general lee did. there was a time in which general lee was being urged by his officers make this a gorilla war. we lost. we don't have to quit. and he said, no, we have to bring the country back together. on lincoln's behalf. and he kept the country back together like no other country has done after civil war. we didn't erase their legacy. why are we running to erase it now? >> well, not only that, but i think the implications are it's only that legacy that is of concern.
remember that president roosevelt put 110,000 japanese americans into detention centers that president of harvard imposed antijewish quotas. that discrimination against women was rampant. once you start rewriting history of african-americans in this country, you have to start rewriting history of discrimination against many, many other groups. look, we're both a nation of immigrants and a nation of discrimination against immigrants. that's an important history for us to remember. and the other important thing is do not glorify the violent people who are now tearing down the statues. these -- many of these people, not all of them. many of these people are trying to tear down america. a radical american, antifree market communist, socialist, hard, hard left organization that tries to stop speakers on campuses from speaking.
they use violence and just because they're opposed to fascism and to some of these monuments shouldn't make them heroes of the liberals. there's only one point that i want to correct you on. you talked about liberal bigotry. i was talking about radical hard left bigotry. i'm a liberal, and i think it's the obligation of liberals to speak out against the hard left radicals just like it's the obligation of conservatives to speak out against the extremism of the hard right. and one of the reasons i was critical of president trump when he suggested moral equivalence -- earning quite say it -- was that he had a special obligation to condemn that speak in his name. david duke claimed to be speaking in his name. the radical left doesn't claim to be speaking in his name. so left liberals should be attacking the hard left and centrist conservatives should be attacking the extremists on the hard right. brian: and i hope he does that
tonight. it would be good. i never expect him to put three minutes of the 25-minute speech in a military address last night. maybe he'll do that tonight and just make it abundantly clear, at least his critics who line up every day make him struggle and line up to shoot at him with something with. allen, always appreciate your perspective. >> thank you. brian: and some day i'm going to find out how nice thattatic is. there were four sets of brothers, that's not the first time we've seen this type of thing. so why are family ties much harder to break in the fight against terrorists? and todd is live with voters at a diner in trenton, new jersey. hey, todd. >> hey, brian. we're here at pat's original dine. some great food, even better conversation. we're talking to you, the american citizen about what you thought of president trump's speech and wait until you hear. we've got one guy purple heart recipient after receiving -- after serving, i should say,
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terrorism. >> right. well, according to studies about one third of people involved in terrorism cases have another family member that's involved in a terrorist group. that doesn't even include other family members that might be extreme. so we're seeing very strong family bonds here, and that's partially also because who are you going to trust if you're carrying out a terror plot? the one you're going to trust is going to be a brother or a sister, and it's very hard to infiltrate that and will also cover for you even if you don't agree what you're actually doing. brian: i can't pronounce all of these names, but you can see them on the screen, you can take a look at them one of them stand out are the boston bomber. but you target the older brother and the older brother gets the younger brother after that. a lot of times, they're sheep who will do anything the older sibling says. >> right. and we see that pattern all over again because there's usually a mentor. someone you ask questions to, and you get questions from. it's a crazy ideology.
even extremists are going to be saying, well, this doesn't really make sense. how does that make sense? why do i want to take this deal? so you have to have someone that's a mentor religious figure or family member to bring you in and answer questions. so it's much more of an intellectual path than i think you really understand. they have to look at things like sharia law and say, well, how is this compatible with what i know with my faith? steve: sure so if two of the brothers, two of the sons of a mother and father are involved in terrorism, generally the mom or the dad might have there's something up there. >> extremists get obsessed with their ideology, so they tend to have outbursts. we see that over and over again. so the family does know at the very least that the kids are being radicalized. over 60% of the time, they find in a terror case, someone -- the terrorist held a family member or close friend, look, i want to commit an act of terror. over 60% of the time. brian: it's really the second generation so many times in
london and spain and brussels. and now we're seeing that again. they come over from another country, and then their kids are the problem. tell me about the role of women in this indoctrination with the mom, the wife. >> isis is really pushing women to the forefront, as well as little kids. partially to scare us but also for security reasons. especially in these more traditional middle eastern societies. it's harder to identify and approach a woman, especially if she has her face covered, so she can appear to be pregnant and have a bomb underneath. a lot of these societies, you're not even supposed to make eye contact with a man if you're another woman. how are you going to engage them, much less give them a security pat-down? steve: plus it's on the fact that we're on the look out for guys and -- >> there's a stereotype there. steve: tell us about the 600 women who are part of the lions of allah. >> the fact that they're able to carry out suicide bombings now. usually when they recruit a woman, they say you're supposed to give birth and act like a nurse. but more and more we're seeing
the women's who say, no, i want to be just like one of the guys. i want to blow myself up, and i want the whole world to know about it. and part of the reason you're going to see this increasingly happen in afghanistan is because women's rights is such a big issue. that's something that works for us. and so our afghan allies are going to be saying our girls are going to school for the first time, and we don't want the taliban to take that away, so isis and these other groups are then going to have to redefine what it means to be a proud woman. and say we have the women's rights. steve: and they've talked 600 women into doing that. >> right. those are the numbers that are being reported. steve: unbelievable. brian: when you grab one person, you have to race right through the family and thoroughly interrogate because they could be bombers in the making. thank you so much. >> all right. thank you. brian: 22 minutes before the top of the hour. jillian, what's on your mind? >> oh, there's a lot on my mind, but i will tell you what. we will get you caught up on the news that you need to know before you leave the house at this hour. she hopes president trump would be assassinated. now, thousands of people want this missouri state senator out of office and in
handcuffs. maria sparking nationwide outrage with her facebook post last week. the post has been deleted. she has apologized. but she refuses to resign. this position is calling for removal from office and immediate arrest as nearly 12,000 signatures. house majority steve scalise calling house republicans telling them he's looking forward to getting back to work. at a shooting at a congressional baseball practice in virginia. house speaker paul ryan telling cnn he has a long road to recovery. >> yeah. he's going to walk, but he's going to have to relearn to do it. i won't go through the details of the multiple operations he's had, but, yeah, he's going to walk. >> scalise's aid says it's unclear when doctors will allow him to return to congress. six months after his planned appearance sparked violent riots by protesters. says he will return to uc berkeley, a conservative commentator plans to speak at a free speech event last
month. canceled his february appearance over fears for his safety. he says he expects more protests but urges everyone to be peaceful. the nfl's national anthem protest hitting a new low. 12 cleveland browns players kneeling in a prayer circle during the anthem in their preseason game against the giants. it's the largest protest and just last week the coach said he hoped this would not have happen. the team has profound respect for the anthem but respects personal. brian: exercise that freedom all the time, personal expression? janice dean. steve: she does and, janice -- thank you, jailian. it's a good thing the solar eclipse was not today because here in new york city, we wouldn't see it because it's cloudy. >> it is. i can't believe it was 24 hours ago we were in greenville, south carolina anticipating this great american eclipse. incredible. and now it's historic. 2024. that's when the next eclipse
is going to happen across america. let's take a look at the maps. 7432 new york, 60 in minneapolis, 50 in rapid city. i want to talk about a cold front that's going to move across the great lakes and the northeast. the interior northeast bringing the potential for showers, thunderstorms, maybe a severe storm as well with large hail, damaging winds, and isolated tornado and, my friends, we're also watching the remnants of harvey. remember harvey moving into the peninsula? but we think that it could generate in the gulf of mexico and perhaps affect the gulf coast later this week. okay. back inside. brian and steve. steve: look out, florida. all right. thank you. brian: here's what i should have bought. i should have taken the commercial up and bought property in bellies. aren't they always advertising for real estate in? it looks beautiful. i might do it during the break. 19 minutes before the top of the hour as violent mobs continue to tear down confederate statues around the
world, what normal people think. that's important. >> we don't learn from history and have those reminders, how are we going to move forward? >> can i give you the new york answer? >> yeah. >> forget about it. brian: rob schmidt hit the streets and talked to the people. steve: and what do voters think of president trump's trump speech last night. todd is at a diner having breakfast with friends. >> that's right, steve. we are eating, we are talking. most importantly, we are going to talk to these individuals, these folks here about what they thought of president trump's speech, including one gentleman who served three tours in vietnam, earned the purple heart in the process. you're going to want to hear from him and all the folks we have lined up. fox and friends when we come bak when it comes to heartburn,
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steve: unveiled last night getting a lot of reaction this morning. but what do voters think about it? brian: what you know? i'm going to read ainsley's part because she's not pictured. there he is. read your part. go ahead. ainsley: hey, guys, i understand todd has been talking to all of our great friends out in long island? brian: it doesn't matter. he's not here. ainsley: oh, that's right. it's trenton, new jersey. we were talking about that earlier. hi, todd. >> good morning to all of you. i want to go through a few things. the reason we chose this area is because there's a joint base just down the road. mcguire, but you're probably wondering. i said something in the tease called pork roll. this is pork roll. it's a delicacy in this area. otherwise known as pork roll,
and i asked them what's in it, guys? they said you don't want to know. but i can say that this is something that my mom always makes for me when i go down the shore every weekend. so let's get right to it here. i want you to meet paul. paul, first of all, thank you for your service to our great nation. paul served three tours in vietnam and earned the purpl purple heart. he says last nature's speech by trump was fantastic. >> well, you have to look at the team that he has behind him. you have general kelly and general mattis, a lot of experience there and of course dunn ford and the other chiefs. i have to follow my leaders. i've always learned that when i was in the navy, and i was a firm believer in what they're doing because we have to stop terrorism over there, or we're going to be fighting on the shores of the united states. >> as somebody who gave so much for our great nation, what can you say to the american people about the
sacrifices that are going to have to be made if we're to win the war on terror? >> it's hard to lose anybody and anyone who has friends that died will understand that. but you have to fight for freedom that we enjoy here in the united states. >> paul, again. we cannot thank you enough for your service to our great country. i want to go to lynn now. lynn has a nephew who's actually at the joint base over here with and i wanted to get your perspective from the military family perspective. how do you think military families are responding to president trump's speech? >> they're in full support of president trump. they are -- as far as safety concerns. but you need to support the president and the troops, and i'm sure they'll know they're ready at a drop's notice. they'll be great. >> thank you and of course we thank you for your nephew's service. and we're going to go to rich now. rich, trump voter. when i asked rich what did you think of last night's speech? his word was another home run. why do you say that?
>> well, if our country demonstrates a clear and present danger to our country or to our allies, we've got to take care of business. and we can't fight them with a pallet of taxpayer's cash. >> so what you told me off camera is that we're in it to win in, and we're not giving the other guys our strategy. president trump is holding the strategy, not giving it up to everybody. >> right. he talked about the rule -- changing the rules of engagement, and we've been fighting with one hand behind our back with all of our conflicts. and we have a whole lot of conflicts from the past 15 years of forming conflicts. >> we want to thank everybody here at pat's original diner. big round of applause to yourselves, everybody. let's clap. big round of applause to these folks here. we're going to send it on back to new york. and the gang in the studio. whoever that may be. brian: todd, of course channeling jeb bush. please clap. steve: straight ahead on the
program, some on the political left appear determined to remove civil war monuments across the country. but what do real voters think? >> we don't work and have those reminders but how can they move forward? >> can i give you the new york answer? >> yeah. >> forget about it. steve: rob submitted hit the streets and talked to the folks. he's here next live ereeul momen. 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. it's our back to school beeone cent evente. at office depot office max. 10 pack pens, one cent. composition notebooks,scissors, and plastic folders all one cent each! hurry to office depot office max. ♪taking care of business.
>> morning, everyone. breaking on the sailors on the uss mccain. and afghanistan, how that is being received today. newt gingrich among our guests today. and new details about barcelona. we're learning about that and now we have the way forward for the republican majority. shannon and i will see you in
seven minutes on america's newsroom. see you then. steve: all right. thank you, bill. well, it started with robert e lee and now it has moved on to george washington and maybe even christopher columbus. >> beyond the confederate monuments. yeah, that's right, guys. we're now hearing calls for george washington, christopher columbus even to come down. who were all having slaves in violence that he uncovered more than 500 years ago. history not always as pure but how many americans think that the answer of removing monuments to these historic men, as well as monuments to the pilgrims, accused violence toward native americans? we talked to people all over new york. >> looking at this monument, we're in columbus circle in manhattan. what do you think the calls for monuments like this to be taken down? >> i think it's a little ridiculous. i mean, we've gotten to a point in this country where political correctness is just
overflowing. >> it was put up for a reason of, so why would you move it, you know? >> i just feel like it wouldn't be the same. >> people calling for george washington's monument to be taken down because he was a slave holder. would that leave to changing the name of the capitol of this country. >> can i give you the new york answer? >> yeah. >> forget about it. >> to tear that down and try to erase it, that seems pretty pathetic, i guess. >> if we don't learn from history and have those reminders, then how are we going to move forward? >> founding fathers of this country, but at the time, u.s. seeking independence from great britain. and in great britain, there were slave owners too. >> so you say the confederate monuments, all of it should stay up as part of this hit of? >> i think so. >> the difference from the ones put up directly after civil war and the ones put up in the '60s, which had a intention of intimidating, i think. >> this is the melting pot.
how about we have some people's emotions melt a little, and we show a little love to our fellow americans? >> all right. so new york's mayor, who is very liberal, says all monuments that could be considered offensive are under review for the next 90 days before determination will be made, including there's a monument to the pilgrims in central park. we have washington monuments everywhere. steve: who's going to do the review? >> i think it's a city hall panel and who knows who's on that panel. that's actually a great question. brian: doesn't get up until noon every day and then works out and then takes a nap on the couch, and then he reviews monuments and calls it a day. >> there you go. steve: rob, thank you very much. >> all right. guys. steve: back in two ♪ we demand a lot from our eyes every day. i should know. i have chronic dry eye caused by reduced tear production
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