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♪ ♪ elizabeth: president trump is taking aim at some pro athletes, sparking controversy and a response from the nfl's own union. hello, welcome to america's news headquarters, i'm gillian turner. kelly: gillian, welcome, and i'm kelly wright. the president railing against nfl players who kneel during the national anthem, the practice gaining attention when former san francisco 49er quarterback colin kaepernick started taking a knee during the star-spangled banner last season. at a rally last night in alabama for senator luther strange, president trump saying players who participate should be fired. the nfl union is now defending
the right of those athletes to demonstrate. kristin fisher is live from somerset, new jersey, joining us with more details. kristin, it seems it's not just the nfl, the president is also calling out some nba players as well. >> reporter: that's right, kelly. president trump has disinvited golden state warriors' guard steph curry from visiting the white house as is customary after winning an nba championship. yesterday steph curry said he didn't want to go to the white house because he didn't like some of the things president trump had said, specifically about charlottesville, so this morning president trump said on twitter, quote: going to the white house is considered a great honor for a championship team. stephen curry is hesitating, therefore, invitation is withdrawn. last night at that big rally in alabama president trump said any nfl player who kneels during the national anthem is disrespecting
both our flag and our history and should be fired. >> wouldn't you love to see one of these nfl owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say get that son of a [bleep] off the field right now? out, he's fired. [cheers and applause] he's fired! >> reporter: so the nfl commissioner, roger goodell, he didn't waste any time responding. he issued a statement this morning that reads in part, quote: divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the nfl, our great game and all of our players and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good that our clubs and players represent in our communities. and, you know, it's tough to overstate just how much this story is really blowing up online, especially on social media sites like twitter. i think it's also safe to say, kelly, that you can expect to see a lot more nfl players choosing to take a knee during the big games tomorrow. kelly: yeah, that's a very good point, we'll likely see that.
i mean, to go after steph curry, one of the darlings of the nba and a man of a lot of character, you've just got to wonder. but the president is also feuding with members of his own party about health care. what's up with that? >> reporter: yeah. well, for the second time in two months senator john mccain has come out and opposed the gop plan to repeal and replace obamacare. he said yesterday that he's not going to vote for a bill without knowing how much it costs, without a cbo score, and he's not going to vote for a bill that doesn't have at least some bipartisan support. so this morning president trump, again using twitter to communicate with everybody, he says, quote: large block grants to states is a good thing to do. better control and management, great for arizona. mccain let his best friend lindsey graham, senator lindsey graham one of the sponsors of this bill, down. and that was one of three tweets that president trump devoted to senator mccain this morning. he's accusing senator mccain
of letting down the state of arizona, of letting down his party and of letting down, as you just heard, his friend, his best friend in the senate, lindsey graham. but senator mccain is saying, you know, hey, i'm simply voting by my conscience. make no mistake, kelly, this is certainly a major, major setback for this bill if not a death blow outright. kelly: wow. kristin fisher, thanks for the update. good to see you, thank you. gillian: fox news alert, we're waiting to hear from north korea's foreign minister who's set to address the u.n. general assembly at any moment. this as an earthquake rocks the north korean peninsula sparking fears that the regime may have conducted another nuclear test. south korea has said, however, this isn't the case. reporter greg talcott is live joining us from seoul, south korea, with the latest on this. good afternoon, greg. what can you tell us is going on there? >> reporter: hi, gillian. yeah, first we are watching for what could be a very fiery speech coming from the north
korean foreign minister. he could be speaking in the next hour or so at the u.n. general assembly. remember, this comes after president trump's speech there in which he promised to totally destroy north korea if it threatened the u.s. and its allies, and then after kim jong un -- the leader of north korea -- calling president trump mentally deranged. also after, as you recall, a north korean foreign minister saying that north korea could detonate an h-bomb over the pacific ocean. and, yes, this also comes after a bit of a scare today on the korean peninsula. late saturday korean time there were reports of an earthquake in northeastern north korea, 3.5 on the richter scale, shallow. chinese authorities said it was related to an explosion, but then south korea weighed in, united states weighed in, and they're saying it's a natural quake. but they're saying it might be a geological shift related to that
nuclear test that to occurred there earlier this month. meanwhile in pyongyang, very well-orchestrated mass rally today against the united states, 100,000 supposedly turned out. one of the speakers today supporting the north korean leader and his calls to defend north korea against the united states saying get ready for the final, decisive battle. also amid signs china could fall into line and start enforcing the recent u.n. sanctions against north korea. there are words that they're going to limit oil supply going into north korea, also cut down on textile exports coming out. finally, yeah, this amid more saber rattling from the u.s. we're just seeing this in the last half hour. u.s. air force b-1 bombers out of guam, a fighter jet out of okinawa, japan, flying over international waters, but what is significant to the east of north korea, that is, to the
north of the dmz. it's the furthest they've flown north in many years. and also i think kind of significant, it's in the same area where north korea launched that missile test last week. so a lot of tension on both sides of the dmz right now. back to you, gillian. gillian: that's greg talcott joining us live from seoul. stay safe, greg. kelly: well, with all eyes focused on the showdown with north korea, iran is also defying the world with another missile launch. state tv claiming it has successfully tested a new ballistic missile capable of reaching much of the middle east including israel. this comes as the trump administration threatens to ditch the nuclear deal in the wake of iran's continuing provocations. general wesley clark joins us now, he's a retired four-star general and a former nato supreme allied commander in europe. he's also a contributor for the united states armed forces magazine. general, good of you to join us
today and always, sir, thank you for your service which has been quite valuable for the united states. as we look forward to what's going on right now, tell me if you will your gut reaction to this, this situation with iran. >> iran we're going to have to tighten up all of the measures we can to counteract iranian influence in the region. they're reaching out to syria, they're on, in south yemen pushing on saudi arabia, and we've got to participate with our friends and allies in the region and block it. israel's taking measures now against hezbollah on its northern border. we've got our troops on the ground spotting, working with the syrian, free syrian forces. we've got to figure out how to use those forces to limit iran's influence in the region. kelly: i'm glad you brought up israel, because during this week at the u.n. general assembly, as you know, the president or the
prime minister of israel, benjamin netanyahu, went on to address this very issue, and he stated categorically that iran was a problem and that iran would definitely take advantage of the deal that was struck during the obama administration in terms of developing a nuclear weapon and that it would have a sunset clause where it could have actual access just to go ahead and willfully design its nuclear weapons. is that something that the world should take seriously and perhaps take another look at this agreement that was made during the obama administration with iran? >> well, i, i think we have to look at iran very seriously. i think we have to relook at this agreement. i don't know what we can do with the agreement at this point because if we throw it out and we throw out all restraints, maybe they will get a nuclear weapon in 6-9 months. we don't know that. but what we do know is we're going to need all the capabilities of the u.s. armed forces to be able to deal with iran and north korea at the same time. we've been really focused for 15
years on low-intensity combat; that is to say combat against people that don't have our equivalent capabilities. that's no longer necessarily true. so we're looking at iran, we're looking at north korea. we know the russians have been assisting the north koreans. we know russia has a base inside iran. so we have to believe there's a leakage of high technology there. we've got to be able to not only use unmanned aerial vehicles, we've got to be able to defend against them, we've got to strengthen our electronic warfare capabilities. most of all, we've got to build up our military r&d overall. we've just cut it too far back. got great men and women in uniform, we're going to need them all in the days ahead, i'm afraid. kelly: general, you raise a lot of important issues, and the sequestration has really hurt the united states military in terms of its r&d. but i want the play something that the president said. this is an excerpt of his speech before the u.n. assembly where he addressed the very issue of iran. let's listen. >> rather than use its resources
to improve iranian lives, its oil profits go to fund hezbollah and other terrorists that kill innocent muslims and attack their peaceful arab and israeli neighbors. we cannot let a murderous regime continue these destabilizing activities while building dangerous missiles, and we cannot abide by an agreement if it provides cover for the eventual construction of a nuclear program. kelly: general, in response to that the iranian president rouhani calls president trump's u.n. speech ignorant and hateful. what do you say about the president's speech? was it strong or was it inflammatory? >> well, i think the president is making some important points about the dangers of iran. the question is what we can do about it. and so it really is -- i go back
to president roosevelt, theodore roosevelt, saying, you know, walk softly, carry a big stick. we've got, we've got to improve our military capabilities here. we've got to work directly against the iranians through our allies, with our troops on the ground there calling in air and other combat multipliers in the region. but i'd be very careful about unpacking this iranian nuclear agreement without knowing what the consequences would be. we've got to always look at, as bad as the threat is, what we learned going into iraq in 2003 was that you can make a bad situation worse if you don't handle it the right way. and when you're dealing with the middle east, it's all a powder keg. so we've got to really look before we leap on these issues. kelly: general wesley clark, again, thank you for your expert opinion as well as your service to this country. good day to you, sir. >> thank you. kelly: gillian?
gillian: this hour in hurricane-ravaged puerto rico, a potential catastrophe could be unfolding. tens of thousands of people who live just downstream of a failing dam are now under urgent evacuation orders. emergency officials say this dam is on the verge of collapse under the weight of what has been tremendously heavy flooding. steve harrigan is live joining us from san juan, puerto rico, with the latest on this. steve, what can you tell us? >> reporter: gillian, this is a 90-year-old dam which officials are very worried could break and cause a real catastrophe here, but even before that happens there's been such intense flooding in this northwestern part of puerto rico where i am right now, almost entire sections of the town are completely underwater. here's what it looks like. this part of the city is so flooded you just have to guess what is where. there's actually houses underneath these satellite dishes. the water is over the houses. right now we're passing over
four vehicles. to my left over here is the main street of this region. it is completely underwater. and up ahead is the police station. you can't see that either. it's just guess work where things are. we're talking about 10 or 15 feet of floodwater. they've had to evacuate people here by school buses, and there is fear that more could be coming. two towns here with 70,000 people are really in danger if that dam goes. they've been using buses to try and evacuate as many as possible as quickly as possible to higher ground. gillian, back to you. gillian: steve harrigan joined us live from puerto rico. thanks for that. kelly: president trump's much-contested travel ban set to expire tomorrow, the president calling for a much broader ban following a terror attack in london. so what will that entail? we'll take a look. plus, mexico shaken by a new earthquake as crews there rush to rescue people buried under rubble from another earthquake.
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♪ kelly: a peaceful protest last night in st. louis county, missouri. about 150 people gathering at a mall there protesting a judge's decision to a acquit a white former police officer who shot and killed an african-american man in 2011. there were days of violent protests in the st. louis area immediately after the judge's ruling last week. gillian: president trump's travel ban is set to expire tomorrow, and the administration is hard at work on a replacement for it. the white house insists president trump is planning to replace his original order with new travel restrictions. officials declined to say if the list will include, in fact, all six of the original countries that were banned in his executive order, but this new order is said to create restrictions that vary by country and are going to be based on cooperation with specific united states mandates. joining me now is kimberly atkins, chief washington reporter for the boston herald. good afternoon, kimberly.
>> hi there. gillian: so i want to get your take on this. really what are the new orders, prospects for success? certain features have leaked out over the last few days. it's been widely reported that the new list is going to include nine countries rather than six countries. it's been reported that these countries are going to have their own individually-tailored specifications rather than a blanket policy. are these things, if they ultimately prove true tomorrow when this is rolled out, are these things going to increase the new ban's prospects for success? what can we really expect there? >> yeah, i think it depends on what these details are. the devil is in the details, right? as you said, there are reports that it might expand the number of countries that the bans could be permanent in some ways that different countries may have different restrictions based on the specific thing. so it'll have to depend on exactly how far these restrictions go and what countries they apply to
vis-a-vis what the terror threat is out of these countries. i mean, it's definitely going to face a challenge from the aclu and states that have already challenged the previous travel bans, but how successful those challenges will be will depend on the details. gillian: well, the white house -- again, if what's rolled out proves to be what is being reported -- the white house has said that they're moving away from a model where they target muslim countries and that, in fact, two-plus countries included in this new ban are not muslim-majority countries. do you think that's a concession to the legal parameters that they now face, or do you think this is -- meaning, is it a strategic move or is it something they're doing because it's a political move to try and deflect some criticism from the president? what do you think of that? >> i think it may be a little of both. i think they are definitely mindful that the supreme court, the supreme court is set to hear arguments on august 10th about this second travel ban, the
challenges to that. and i think they are trying to, based on some of the other cases and some of the things that they've gotten from the supreme court, the signals that they've gotten from it so far to try to thread the needle to try to make this order stick. i mean, the idea is it has to be narrowly tailored to really focus on the issue of national security that they put forward. the challenges we're saying in the previous bans, for example, the six countries that it covered, none of the terror attacks since 9/11 -- and including 9/11 on u.s. soil -- have involved people who came from those countries. so it seemed to be about something else other than national security. this document that the department of homeland security prepared, this report that this new ban will be based on will be a crucial element as the courts all the way up to the supreme court continue to vet these to see if it is, in fact, really just another version of trying to pass a muslim ban. gillian: so when we talk about, you know, as you said a minute
ago, the devil's in the details, right? so when we talk about the details here, the specific requirements that these countries are going to have to individually comply with, you know, we're talking about things like reporting requirements where countries have to report known terrorists operating inside their borders to the united states' government officials. we're talking about things like these countries have to be on the dime to produce viable, legitimate passports that are not easily pirated by terrorist organizations. do you know of some other particular measures that the white house and that dhs, department of homeland security, is looking at to include in this? >> yeah, we don't know yet, i mean, that's part of the issue is that this is going to to be rolled out as soon as tomorrow. and we don't know, and these countries presumably don't know for sure exactly what these requirements will be if they are rolled out immediately, that could set up the prospect of seeing system confusion at airports that we saw a few
months back when the first travel ban was rolled out. so it's really going to depend on what we know. so far there's no official word. we all know that this president and this administration can change things at the last minute, change minds. they might still be working on it, so i think we still really need to wait to see what comes out, whether that changes, when the supreme court case gets dismissed because it's based on the old travel ban or whether the justices just give the government and the challengers more time to answer questions about whatever gets rolled out tomorrow. there's a lot of question marks up in the air today. gillian: you bring up one of those major question marks which is the rollout. so is, kim bearly, let's hope that -- kimberly, let's hope that third time's a charm for the president. >> we will see. gillian: thank you. >> thank you for having me. kelly: fox news alert, right now the north korean foreign minister is speaking at the united nations. he will likely, as anticipated,
speak a lot about president trump's earlier speech at the u.n. let's listen. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: this sacred u.n. arena tainted. since trump uttered such reckless and violent words provoking the supreme dignity of the democratic peoples republic of korea at this very platform, i think it is fair enough for me to make a response in the corresponding tone. during his eight months in power, he has turned the white
house into a noisy marketing place full of crackling sounds of babb cuts beads, and now -- of abacus beads, and now he has turned it into where money is respected and bloodshed is the order of the day. the observed reality that the person like trump -- a mentally deranged person full of megalomania and come place sense, the person chastised even by american people as commander in grief, president evil -- is holding the seat of the u.s. president and the dangerous reality that the gambler who grew old using threats, frauds and all other schemes to acquire a patch of land holds the nuclear button. these are what constitute the gravest threat to the international peace and security today.
due to his lacking of basic common knowledge and proper sentiment, he tried to insult the supreme dignity of my country by referring it to a rocket. by doing so, however, he committed an irreversible mistake of making our rockets visit to the entire u.s. mainland inevitable all the more. none other than trump himself is on a suicide mission. in case innocent lives of the u.s. are harmed because of this suicide attack, trump will be held totally responsible. the respected supreme leader of the dprk, comrade kim jong un,
stated as a man representing the dprk and on behalf of the dignity and honor of my state and people and on my own, i will make the man holding the prerogative of the supreme command in the u.s. pay dearly for his speech calling for totally destroying the dprk. trump might not have been aware what is utteredded from his mouth -- uttered from his mouth, but we will make sure that he bears consequences far beyond his words, far beyond the scope of what he can handle even if he's ready to do so. mr. president, focusing on people striving for peace and a decent life for all on a sustainable planet, this is -- kelly: all right. so we're watching and listening to the u.n. general assembly speech by north korean minister
ho who is trading or exchanging barbs, it would appear, as he goes on to attack president trump, stating that the president according to his perception is mentally deranged and a person who is a megalo maniac and then going on to say that kim jong un the, of course, leader of north korea stated that he tried and sought the leader, the dignity of our leader by calling him a rocket man and then went on to say that kim jong un has vowed that president trump will pay dearly for the statements that he made about totally destroying north korea which were statements that the president made during his u.n. general assembly speech. we will continue to follow the developments of this story. again, it's a war of words right now. all the developments taking a place at the u.n. general assembly, and you're hearing it live right here on fox news channel. gillian: the gop's last ditch effort to repeal obamacare is facing major p decision from the likes of senator john mccain.
will his vote be a fatal blow to the health bill? we'll discuss. plus, president trump is in alabama stumping for luther strange just days before a primary runoff. a live report on that and more coming up next. stick with us. >> that is why i'm here tonight to ask the good people of alabama to send luther strange to the united states senate so he can defend your interests, fight for your values and always put america first. ♪ ♪ that can be really serious... especially for my precious new grandchild. it's whooping cough. every family member, including those around new babies, should talk to their doctor or pharmacist about getting vaccinated. but prevagen helps your brain with an ingredient originally discovered... in jellyfish. in clinical trials, prevagen has been shown to improve short-term memory. prevagen. the name to remember.
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jonathan, what can you tell us? >> reporter: well, gillian, it was a rude awakening for everyone here in mexico city this morning. those earthquake alarms went off at 7:55 serving panicked residents into the streets, many taller buildings including our own hotel were evacuated although no reports at this stage of any great damage in mexico city. there were reports of damage where the earthquake actually hit which is in the southern state of oaxaca. we're not clear exactly how much damage was done. back here in mexico city as you can see behind me, the search and rescue efforts are still underway. you're look here at what was an office building, and you can see the crews still hard at work there, dozens of the rescue workers desperately trying to get through the pancaked rubble there because there are as many as 46 people who are believed to have been in that building when
it collapsed who are still unaccounted for. and those rescue workers will not give up until they are absolutely certain there is no chance of anybody else surviving. some of the other search and rescue operations have now ended. we were at a textile factory that collapsed yesterday, and throughout the day we watched as the rescue workers dug through the rubble there using sledgehammers, stopping at times to listen for any potential sounds before at the end of the day yesterday deciding that there were no further signs of life and ending that search. but here, as i say, the search goes on. president peña nieto has said this remains a rescue operation, not a recovery operation as yet. but any veteran rescue worker will tell you, gillian, that four days is about the maximum that they believe anybody could survive under the rubble in the kind of conditions we've seen, the heat, having no food, no
water. we are now past that four-day mark so, obviously, this is quite literally a race against time, and with every passing minute the hopes of finding anybody else alive fades even more. gillian? gillian: that's jonathan hunt live from mexico city. stay safe, jonathan. kelly: thank you. the republican effort to repeal and replace obamacare could be on the rocks after senator john mccain announced yesterday that he would oppose the latest gop bill. this as several other republicans say they're leaning against the bill as well. mr. mccain saying: i believe we could do better working together, republicans and democrats, and have in the yet really tried. let's bring in texas congressman jodi arrington who sits on the house budge veterans affairs and
agricultural committees. congressman, good of you to join us, it's a pleasure to have you on to shed some of your insight into this perplexing problem for getting a new health care bill enacted. before i go there, sir, let me just talk about what took place a few moments ago. we dipped into a live presentation or speech, if you will, from the north korean foreign minister who went on to attack our president, president trump, saying that he was mentally deranged and that he would pay dearly for what he had to say when he spoke and said that the united states would totally destroy north korea if it came to a war. your response, if you can, about this war of words that's now taking place. >> well, i think kim jong un has got to be very careful with the recklessness and the the irresponsible tit for tat because he's dealing with a
president that is not like our previous president into making idle threats. he saw that in syria, he saw it with the mother of all bombs in afghanistan, with respect to isis. and so when he projected strength and when he says that he's drawing a line or that at some point we cannot tolerate the actions of kim jong un and after exhausting all diplomatic options that we may need to strike, and if we do strike, it will be with the full force of our military, the greatest military in the world. i think at some point you've got to hold these crazy people like kim jong un accountable. but again, first we have to use economic sanctions and other diplomatic tools. but i have a lot of confidence in this president that he'll do the right thing and he'll do the responsible thing. if we strike, we strike in a big way because it's not just kim jong un, it's not just north korea, it's iran, it's russia,
it's ohs that need -- it's others that need to know when we say something, we mean it. kelly: and, of course, as he stated during that speech america first, and as a result of that, america has to protect its own interests as well even the it's against rogue regimes in particular like north korea and iran and those particular countries supporting them as well. thank you for those comments, sir. now on to the other issue at hand which is health care which looks like it's on its last legs right now. do you think it can be saved and salvaged, the graham-cassidy bill? can they expect it to have any life particularly after senator john mccain -- a close friend, of course, of senator lindsey graham -- has bowed out, stating he will vote no on that. >> kelly, i think we can. i think the senate, this is college football saturday, i'll use a football analogy. kelly: sure. >> they're in the red zone. they've got to punch the ball in. they've got to score for the american people who are suffering under obamacare, this disastrous law, and they've got
to score for this president to give us momentum in the conservative agenda. this would give us tremendous momentum going into tax reform. there's a lot at stake. but i'd say the most important thing is to do what we tell the voters we're going to do, to make good on our to promises. and three of the four holdouts in the senate already vote for repealing obamacare, but they did it when it didn't matter, when we didn't have a prosecute that they -- a president that they know would sign it. i'm urging them to do the right thing. i'm urging my friend and colleague in the senate who is a war hero, senator mccain, don't be a maverick. be a team player and let's get this thing, let's get relief to the american people, and let's govern and let's show the american people that we're not politicians, we're leaders who do what we say. kelly: congressman jodi arrington, thank you more bagging -- for weighing in on both of those issues, and we'll
continue to watch the developments as they relate to, of course, the all-important health care bill that's coming up next week. thank you so much, sir. good day to you. >> good day to you, kelly, thank you. god bless. gillian: president trump is taking aim at nfl players who choose to kneel during the national anthem, and his critics say he has crossed the line. do you think he went too far? our political panel will debate coming up next. >> some owner's going to do that. he's going to say that guy that disrespects our flag, he's fired. [cheers and applause] and that owner, they don't know it, they don't know it -- they're friends of mine, many of them. they'll be the most popular person for a week, they'll be the most popular person in this country, because that's a total disrespect of our heritage. ♪ ♪ i no longer live with
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♪ ♪ >> wouldn't you love to see one of these nfl owners when somebody disrespects our flag say get that son of a [bleep] off the field? he's fired. [cheers and applause] gillian: several nfl players have sat during the anthem as a form of protest existence brew untilty -- against brutality and social injustice. the president has also attacked steph curry of the goldennen state warriors tweeting, quote: going to the white house is considered a great honor for a championship team. steph curry is hesitating, therefore, invitation is withdrawn. let's bring in pablo manly cez who is a former dnc staffer and chris wilson who's a former ted cruz campaign pollster and founder and ceo of wpa opinion research. good afternoon, gentlemen. thanks for joining us. i want to ask you guys kind of a big, broad-based question up
front just to get right into this. chris, to you first. is there too much politics in sports these days? i mean, all of these organizations like the nfl, you know, we all know that football, baseball, basketball to a certain extent, these are america's favorite national pastimes, and most americans are going to games and watching games because they want an escape from the ugliness in politics today in the united states. they want a break from, you know, all the horrible international news that we're getting in a 24-hour cycle. do you think these players are infusing the sport with something that fans just really don't want to hear about? >> well, i don't think there's any question that's the case. you can look at so many different examples of the fact. look, i'm a huge sports fan, and i go to lots of games, but the last thing i want to see when i go to a game is any type of politics. you want to see a sporting event. and i think the fact there has been so much politics is why you see ratings decline, espn having
to lay off hundreds of employees because their ratings have gone right to the floor and the nfl having the worst ratings they've everred had. donald trump has a way of tapping into the sentiment of things. today we're talking about the nfl instead of the health care bill. and from that standpoint, i think you've got to respect his ability to tap into that. but having said that, your premise is it really doesn't have a place in politics -- gillian: chris, i want to make sure we yet pablo in here. pablo, what say you about politics in sports? too much? just the right amount? what do you think? >> i think that when president trump was a, you know, entertainer himself, he took several political positions including the birth certificate position against president obama that were political, and no one was calling for -- i mean, people were calling for his fighter, but he was right to say i can do what i want, i'm an entertainer.
i tend to generally not mind or agree to some degree with the players who are taking the knee. but at the same time, i don't think that the president necessarily -- he's barking up the wrong tree when roger goodell who understands the football fan in this country better than most is calling him out and saying, you know, president trump is not a fan of football. it's getting outside of the political realm, but it's starting to cross-poll -- pollinate in a way on the deeper level. gillian: chris, what do you make about the twitter war between president trump, steph curry and lebron james? >> it's just kind of silly. the problem going back to the whole twitter war and this fight that's going on, the same liberals that are defending colin kaepernick or lebron james are the same ones who were attacking tim tebow for taking a knee to honor god. it's either right or wrong in one case, but you can't say tim tebow's wrong because he wants to honor god, but it's a great
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ceremony of the invictus games, competitions in a variety of support. marianne rafferty is live from los angeles with more. >> reporter: hi, kelly. this is the first solo international trip for melania trump, and shortly after stepping off her plane in toronto, the first lady shook hands with prince harry who founded the invictus games and thanked him for having her. mrs. trump is representing the u.s. delegation at the third annual invictus games. the games are the brain child of prince harry, himself a veteran, as a way to reach out to injured and sick servicemen and women around the world many of whom are dealing with life-altering illnesses and injuries. those veterans who compete say the games are about much more than taking home a medal. >> once you're out there in you're event, you forget about everything. it just comes down to that event. the friends next to you, and you don't see any limitations.
>> reporter: 550 athletes like sergeant roberts are competing from 16 countries, all of the veterans will get to take home a medal. and later today the first lady will meet with canadian prime minister justin trudeau before participating in the opening ceremony for the games. kelly? kelly: good to see you. it's great to see those kinds of game. we're glad prince harry launched that. that will do it for us. we'll be back at 4 p.m. eastern for more news. be sure you join us, the journal editorial report is up next. ♪
>> the united states has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself for its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy north korea. rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. paul: welcome to the journal editorial report, i'm paul gigot. that was president trump tuesday this his first crease to the -- first address to the united states nations general assembly where he took on north korea and other rogue regimes. that warning was followed up thursday with the announcement of an executive order imposing new sanctions on