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lined up, and drove past that, the civil rights museum, they did not feel comfortable or happy and a lot of folks here over the last week, the civil rights museum is doing. getting the president here gets more eyes on the museum than anyone else could. that is how you are able to honor men and women of the civil rights movement. >> a number of people, in the museum are people who gave their lives for the civil rights movement, medgar evers, and in the back of garrett's shot.
and through so much of the civil rights movement and highlighted in that museum in the 50s and 60s was cloaked their movement and promises of the constitution, heard that from martin luther king during the i have a dream speech and the declaration, promissory note, and civil rights leader struck a different tone, they are focusing on the history from there. >> across the board folks want to focus on those honoring it today. we see that on the parade route outside, civil rights leaders, and folks from the civil rights era, showing up because they want to honor those who
sacrifice their lives. >> a long journey, those who stand on the shoulders of people who went through the exhibit, freedom riders went through mississippi under terrible violence. we are waiting the president's remarks, you see the podium in the back of your shot. recoup for a minute before the president arrives after the president speaks and to jackson, mississippi the president's remarks. i am struck, it is hard to imagine except in today's times a situation where the president is going to give a speech, politicians boycotting that speech. president obama going to give a speech in birmingham, alabama,
walked across the bridge, politicians said i am boycotting going to that speech because i don't believe he is honoring civil rights in a right way there might be a different reaction to that. >> the white house pushed back against portents of controversy, in this iconic location downtown, the president is honored to be here, the president has enjoyed commemorating the achievements and advances, the course of the campaign, every right to be there representing interests of all americans, democrats politicizing today, this capable. this is what white house are
saying. >> the president has every right to be there, for the past 200 plus years, the president going anywhere, a great honor, and the president has every right to be there. where is the disconnect? >> a no-win situation, could have rejected the invitation for taking the opening of the civil rights museum seriously enough and critics use it as an opportunity to revisit, and a difficult visit, and congressman lewis boycotted donald trump's inauguration the first time he wanted to distance himself from donald trump. >> jackson, mississippi, the governor of mississippi at the stage of the civil rights museum, in the next couple
minutes as we continue to continue the conversation what was the political calculus for the white house to go ahead and say it is a no-win situation on saturday for the president to apply from mara largo to jackson, mississippi and the snow. >> look at the historic occasion, from any party, and something you would not consider to be a partisan issue, a wonderful thing to be celebrated and commemorated, taking criticism, any president would be regionally expected to do with animus to that community. >> the naacp criticizing the president of the united states honoring those who gave their life in the pursuit of civil rights, head of the naacp the
president being there is a distraction, because we came a long way is an understatement and with that the president of the united states taking the stage in jackson, mississippi. >> i do love mississippi. thank you, governor brian for the kind introduction, to be with you today. i want to recognize secretary ben carson. thank you. i want to thank you, justice anderson, great man with a great reputation even outside the state. thank you. you are an inspiration to us
all. we are here to celebrate the opening of two extraordinary museums. i just took a tour, mississippi state history museum and mississippi civil rights museum. to all who helped make these wonderful places possible we are truly grateful, we thank you, we admire you, it was hard work, lonely hours, a lot of money in the governor helped and it is a great legacy, just that in itself and it is a beautiful beautiful place and it is an honor. these museums are labors of love, love for mississippi, love for your nation, love for god-given dignity written into every human soul, these buildings embody the hope that
has lived in the heart of every american for generations. hope in a future that is more just and more free. the civil rights museum records the oppression and injustice inflicted on the african-american community, the fight to end slavery, to break down jim crow, to end segregation, to gain the right to vote, to achieve the sacred birthrights of equality here. [applause] >> that is big stuff, that is big stuff. very big phrases, very big words. here we memorialize great men and women who struggled to sacrifice and sacrifice so much so that others might live in freedom. among those we honor our the
christian pastors who started the civil rights movement. in their own churches preaching like reverend martin luther king junior, studied and watched and admired for my entire life, made in the image of our lord, students like james meredith who were persecuted for standing up for their right to the same education as every other american student. young people like the nine brave students who quietly sat and they sat stoically but very proudly at the jackson public library in 1961. by the way i would add the word very briefly. they sat very briefly.
finally martyrs like edgar evers -- medgar evers, whose brother i just met at the plane and who i likes a lot. stand up please, you were so nice, i appreciate it, you were so nice, thank you very much. he joined the us army in 1943 when he was 17 years old, he fought in normandy in the second world war and when he came back home to mississippi he kept fighting for the same rights and freedoms that he had defended. mister evers became a civil rights leader in his community. he helped fellow african-americans registered to vote, organize boycotts and investigated grave injustices against very innocent people.
for his courageous leadership in the civil rights movement, mister evers was assassinated by a member of the kkk in the driveway of his own home. we are deeply privileged to be joined today by his incredible widow. somebody that is loved throughout large sections of the country beyond this area. so i want to say hello to him early. how are you? you so much, highly respected, thank you. [applause] >> thank you, marilyn. and his brother, charles, thank you again. for decades, they have carried
on metzger's real legacy, legacy few people can think of. i want to thank them for their tremendous service to our nation. less then a month before medgar evers's that he delivered a historic paralyzed it is televised address on the issue of civil rights, he said the following, the african-american has been in america since 1619. this country is his home. he wants to do his part to make the city, state and nation a better place for everyone regardless of color or race. medgar evers loved his family, his community and his country and he knew it was long past time for his nation to fulfill its founding promise to treat
every citizen as an equal child of god. [applause] >> four days after he was murdered sergeant evers was laid to rest in arlington national cemetery with full military honors. he lies besides men and women of all races, backgrounds and walks of life who served and sacrificed for our country. their head stones do not mark the color of their skin but immortalize courage. their memories are carved in stone as american heroes. that is what medgar evers was, a great american hero. that is what others were, true
american heroes, we strive to be worthy of their sacrifice, we pray for inspiration for their example. a place where every child from every background can grow up 3 from fear, innocent of hatred and surrounded by love, opportunity and hope. we pay solemn tribute to our heroes and dedicate ourselves to build a future of freedom, equality, justice and peace. i want to congratulate your great governor and all the people in this world who were so inspirational to get out and get this done. this as an incredible tribute not only to the state of mississippi, a state that i love and had great success, this is a
tribute to our nation at the highest level. this is the great thing you have done and i want to congratulate you and god bless you and god bless america, thank you very much, thank you all very much. thank you. ♪ >> donald trump wrapping up remarks at the mississippi civil rights museum, mississippi history museum telling the story of medgar evers and paying honor to his widow and his brother who are in the crowd, the president taking a tour of the museum and as you point out not only the civil rights museum but mississippi history museum and mississippi dealing with problematic parts of their history and confronting it honestly for lack of a better
term. >> the state built the museum to reconcile certain elements of its past that were challenging and the president and white house said all along we are here to honor the right legacy of jackson, mississippi but also highlight and honor the history of this important southern state. we saw the emphasis was on the civil rights movement. i noticed the president took care at the opening of the speech to hit on major touchstones of the civil rights movement. he mentioned dismantling jim crow laws, ending segregation, promoting the right to vote. in his own way pushing back against the theme from his critics that he is not in touch with the thread of that movement in the united states today. that was the big message. >> this was a traditional presidential speech we would have seen at an event like this,
the rhetoric was different than we normally hear from donald trump, the speech patterns, god-given dignity for every soul, a future more just and free. i thought he began, this is video of him earlier touring the museum, it was pretty poignant, he specifically brought to everyone's attention, medgar evers's brother and widow. >> he was careful to stay on script and recognize the somber tone that this is not a moment to go off on political tensions, in an inappropriate context. he spoke about racial issues of the past and only conceptually, talking about children of all backgrounds deserving the same opportunity but he didn't wade into any national touchstones,
focusing on historical racial issues. >> different from his predecessor who had no problem weighing in on today's issues. >> and atlanta-based radio host and civil rights attorney, thanks for joining us. we are talking about how the president didn't really address the strains of the civil rights movement that are alive and well today, he didn't mention black lives matter, he didn't mention colin kaepernick, it was centered in the past. >> it was appropriate for the president to attend despite the protests but it was a missed opportunity to lay out what the agenda is. and mississippi, 5% gdp, 51st in the nation's economic development. he had an opportunity to lay out the agenda for the future. i never heard the president accused of being scared but he
seemed scared, it was a missed opportunity. >> you mentioned he laid out his priorities for the future for what were they? >> during the campaign trump went off on his tangents, what do you have to lose, to the effort american community but since becoming president he hasn't laid out what he's going to do about infrastructure, the attacks on the child tax credit, what he is going to do about the health education act which is going to the house right now. he needs to make these things clear to but back against the attacks against him. this was the opportunity. leland: i did see a tweet from the president where he said african-american homeownership is the highest it has ever been. is that a subtle pushback on these folks who seem to say he doesn't care? >> absolutely. he has to highlight those gains. unemployment is down, homeownership is up, stock
market is up. it was a mistake to do this story in closed session. instead of addressing his critics, donald trump can't be scared in a back room by himself talking to people who don't like him. >> the political panel coming up, the washington examiner, robert, good to see you, stick around. >> the final campaign weekend in alabama for democrat doug jones and republican roy more to push for votes would how this controversial race is shaping up. palestinians clash with israeli forces for the third straight day after the jerusalem announcement israel targets gaza, we go live, stick with us. >> to my palestinian brothers and sisters, i can tell you with complete confidence the united states is deeply committed to achieving a peace agreement with
accusations of sexual misconduct against roy more, but more received a major endorsement from the president with days to go before the vote. team coverage on the ground in alabama. gregg: is following up but jonathan terry is in montgomery with the latest. >> speaking at a rally in pensacola donald trump made reference to the hotly contested senate race in the neighboring state and urged his supporters to vote for roy more, take a listen. >> the future of this country cannot afford to lose a seat in a very close united states -- we can't afford it. >> attorney gloria allread, who represents a woman who claims more assaulted her when she was
16 says a paid forensic handwriting examiner determined a note and signature in her high school yearbook matched the handwriting of roy more but the accuser, beverly nelson said she added her own note below the signature to record the date and old hickory restaurant. >> we did not ask the expert to examine the printing after the cursive writing and signature because beverly added that to remind herself who roy moore was and where he signed her yearbook. >> reporter: because nelson had not pointed the out her own handwritten portion of the note during her initial news conference last month, the more campaign says this casts doubt on the authenticity of the entire note of the authenticity of beverly nelson's claims and
are turning over the yearbook to a neutral third-party so an independent expert can evaluate the signature and the note. leland: closing arguments weekend, peter doocy following -- hour they deal with the trump endorsement? >> reporter: famous democrats hoping to help, democratic candidate hoping to flip the senate seat jeff sessions held for 20 years, doug jones, a pair of potential 2020 players by his side later today. cory booker, and alabama state university campus in montgomery, massachusetts governor duval patrick three hours from now but doug jones, a prominent attorney from the birmingham area, a
klansman who bombed a black church in birmingham as a major milestone in his career is answering questions about a controversial mailer that went out to alabama voters with as a photo of an african american man with a raised eyebrow in text that reads think of a black man went after high school girls, anyone would try to make him a senator. jones went on an xm satellite radio called the joe addison so it displayed himself like this, quote, that mailer speaks for itself. maybe we could have used different language but i have been working in the criminal justice system as a prosecutor for a long time and spoken about this issue before, jones is taking the negative narrative to the airwaves with this new ad. >> roy moore spent his life using whatever position he was in to create conflict and division to promote his personal agenda and in the process has
demeaned so many citizens of the state. despite what you hear in his tv ads, roy more has never served our state with honor. >> something you don't hear in that ad released last night by the jones campaign is anything about how the candidate is pro-choice even though that is the position conservatives have been trying to define him by. leland: peter doocy on the road, thank you. jillian: our next guest will take a closer look at this race, how voters are responding to allegations, firefighters in california working to protect homes against raging wildfires threatening the los angeles area. stick with us.
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jillian: with only this weekend left in alabama the jones and more campaigns showing up as many last-minute votes they can. joining me for analysis is dan straub, thanks for being here in studio. he must be relieved to be back in alabama, the last few days to the candidate. you identified this narrow path to victory that you can carve out for the democrats, doug jones. what struck me as it doesn't involve focusing on hammering judge moore over sexual misconduct allegations. lay that out, what is the path to victory? >> not a very wide path.
the idea is allegations will fuel themselves so jones needs to offer a choice that is open to moderate republicans as well as democrats and swing voters in the state. the idea is persistent accusations against more don't go away in the next few days jones just needs to present himself as an alternative. jillian: what about the african american vote? both candidates are on the ground trying to get the vote out for them, 26% of the electorate statewide is african-american. >> hypothetically jones doesn't need all 26% but he needs a strong portion of the electorate to turn out and that is why we are seeing cory booker, duval patrick, john lewis and other favorites who campaigned for jones in the last few days.
jillian: the president doing what he can for judge moore. a soundbite from the president's rally in pennsylvania. >> we can't afford to have a liberal democrat who is completely controlled by nancy pelosi and chuck schumer. his name is jones and he is there total puppet and everybody knows it. he will never vote for us. jillian: the president staking out a claim that we shouldn't focus on the sexual allegations but on political expediency, policy alignment, get a republican in the seat. >> that might be the decisive factor, trump is popular in alabama and that will swing a lot of voters. jillian: he has been on a limb for weeks by himself for roy
more. at a time a lot of the party backed away the president was out there as the loan survivor saying you got to vote for this guy. >> that will help him. congressional republicans are not popular in alabama but donald trump is and for weeks donald trump has wanted to go out and back him and that is the only endorsement he needs. jillian: so much the president felt the need to do it twice. thanks for joining us. leland: fox news alert. as the israeli air force bombed gaza in response to palestinian rocket fire following more unrest with donald trump's jerusalem announcement, protests continuing in jerusalem and the west bank, david miller live in
jerusalem where it is saturday night. >> reporter: two palestinians were killed in those airstrikes in retaliation for rockets fired from gaza into israel. the military says it was targeting hamas weapons facilities, a weapons warehouse and a military compound. in gaza and throughout the west bank demonstrations took place throughout the day, palestinians threw stones, they responded with rubber bullets and tear gas. there were classes along the border, 10 palestinians were wounded by gunfire, the military is trying to exercise restraint today, spokesman said, quote, the views of the uprising has been lit and will continue until objectives are met. in jerusalem outside the old city of the people were arrested
for holding an illegal protest, the crowd of 60 was dispersed with police on horseback. the demonstrations we have seen today are less intense than in the last three days. the latest report says 160 palestinians were injured. the harsh rhetoric from world leaders condemning donald trump's declaration continues. turkey's president said, quote, the fate of jerusalem cannot be left when occupying state that has usurped palestinian land. senior palestinian official is confirming an early report that the palestinian president, mahmoud abbas will not meet with vice president mike pence when he visits the region later this month. leland: david lee miller in jerusalem where the third intifada has not broken out. thank you. the issue david talked about,
mike pence's visit to the middle east will be a hot topic on fox news sunday tomorrow, more on the fallout of the decision to begin the move of the embassy to jerusalem. chris wallace talking to ambassador nikki haley about recognizing jerusalem as the capital and what that means for what donald trump called the ultimate deal. check your local listings for the time and channel. jillian: strong winds fueling flames across southern california with little relief in sight, six wildfires burned most of the week, firefighters face worsening conditions throughout the weekend. will car is on the ground in ventura where danger persists. >> reporter: the good news is fire crews making progress, up
containment my 50% contained after flames raced through these communities burning so many homes to the ground, 500 structures destroyed here and this is dependent on santa ana windss that whipped through this area earlier this week which i want to draw your attention to these palm trees which burned any fires, the wind not pushing them around much today. that is great news. firefighters got good elements yesterday. listen to what they had to say. >> with his break in the weather we made good progress but that progress is limited to areas that are safe to fly in. we identified priorities on the ground but what changes those priorities is the smoke, density of the smoke, wind speed and other incidents or new incidents. >> reporter: fire crews making
progress in san diego, that fire 20% contained but burned 100 structures and the entire region in a red flag morning until sunday night so we are not out of this yet. jillian: leland? leland: we have been hearing about this as a problem for a long time, us special operations forces becoming a go to option for just about anything around the world. they are now the easy button. after the break at all it is taking on our nation's heroes and threat to national security.
route to florida where he will spend the rest of the weekend at mara largo. >> with the threat of war in north korea and donald trump promising to keep the phone fight against isis wherever it pops up there is growing concern about america's tip of the sphere. special operations troops stretched thin and worn out by time magazine publishing a major story on one day about that, a new american way of war. the author, good to see you, thanks, how concerned even privately is the pentagon that if it really gets that special operations forces are stretched too thin and too tired? >> the pentagon has known about this for a long time ever since the september 11th attacks, special operations forces have been at the tip of the spear. they are trying, working to
offload those responsibilities, training, advising militaries, typically a special operations duty for a long time, the feeling is they are well suited to combat all the threats they stand against, but they understand they are stretched thin. leland: we did a lot of reporting at the pentagon about breakdown in readiness, the air force who fly their bombers, the marines, a number of marines die in training accidents, is so old. how much of those problems trickle down to special
operations units? >> sequestration touched all elements of the military, they came to congress and said this is a strain on the force, special operations suffered because of that. sources i have heard, resources they typically had have not been there because of sequestration. leland: think about the real-world effects, john mccain made the point more americans died in training accidents then combat with the enemy but four special operations soldiers who died in combat in niger, place a lot of senators didn't know there were troops died because there weren't enough us assets. there wasn't a drone overhead or quick response force or air support. >> the military plans on
publishing the findings next year. the fallen and injured soldiers picked up by french helicopters and the contractor helicopter, they did not have drone surveillance. these are all concerns, 3 quarters of the nations in the world. leland: great reporting, we could talk for an hour about this but for that you have to read it. by the magazine or shop online. thanks for coming and. jillian: after the break we bring you a winter wonderland down south. it is nice to look at but creating a slippery situation on the hills and roads.
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jillian: millions in the deep south are enjoying snow in corpus christi, texas and alabaster, alabama started friday. residents in the northeast are gearing up for the same storm as it had of the coast. it is snowing in washington. what is it like? >> a large portion of the country from north carolina, watches, warnings and advisories stretching from there to maine with the heaviest snow pounding the core door, dc, philadelphia towards boston, it is continuing to fall. it continues, future cast at
9:00 pm, snow still falling from dc to the boston area and farther north through the overnight hours, slowly at first but how much snow are we talking about? you will be able to go sledding in many areas, 6 to 8 inches. jillian: it is not worth it if you can't go sledding. leland: next hour more fallout from the doug jones/roy more race as they make their final arguments for the alabama senate seat. a local radio host weighing in on the race and donald trump's remarks at the mississippi civil rights you seem and the controversy surrounding them when we come back.
leland: fox news alert as president trump on his way back to florida after wrapping remarks at the opening of two new museums in mississippi. in his speech the president mem memorialized the men and women during civil rights movement. speech not without controversy. we will break that down in a few minutes. america's headquarters from a snowy washington, d.c. >> and cold. thanks for joining us this afternoon. the president adding remark that is he wishes every child with every background in the united states to grow up in a country
surrounded by love, opportunity and hope, our own gar reit tenney live with reaction to the president's speech. >> the president stayed on speech for the most part, civil rights museum as well as the museum of mississippi history and in remarks he lifted movements and praised men and women who took praise to fight bigotry and intolerance. >> among those we honor, are the christian pastors who started the civil rights movement, in their own churches preaching like reverend martin luther king, jr., a man who studied and watched an admired for my entire life that we are all made in the image of our lord. >> just before the speech he got a tour. one of the central figures of
the museum is former ncaap who was assassinated in driveway of his home by white supremacists, president trump spent several minutes praising legacy and thanked brother charles for attending event. other civil rights leaders, however, did not attend with elected officials boycott out of protest including congressman john lewis who was supposed to speak here today in celebration and earlier this week lewis said the president should not have been invited given response to white supremacist rally in charlottesville, virginia and called insult to what the museum is meant to honor. dozen offense people lined to protest the president's visit. the president's remarks were held here inside the museum separate from the main event taking place outside that just got underway, julian, leland.
>> thanks for that garrett. leland: also in the south closing arguments for the alabama senate race and democrat doug jones continues to pound away on charges of sexual misconduct against roy moore but moore continues to enjoy support from president trump who doubled down in his endorsement last night. fox team coverage on the ground in alabama, peter doocy with the jones campaign in evergreen, jonathan in montgomery covering the moore campaign. unusual political situation, endorsing roy moore, 40 miles from the alabama line but roy moore not in the crowd, what do you make of that? >> yeah, the moore campaign says this is because moore was busy campaigning in alabama meeting with alabama voters but also encouraging alabama voters to show up at that rally down in pensacola, you did not see the two politicians together but you did hear a shout-out from
president trump who urged alabama voters just over the border to vote for roy moore and here is what the president at the rally said about moore's democratic challenger, listen. >> his name is jones and he's their total puppet, everybody knows, he will never vote for us, we need somebody in that senate seat who will vote for our make america great again agenda. >> in the speech the president also made reference to one of moore's accusers, beverly nelson who now said added her own hand writing to note, she had not revealed this in initial news conference with gloria allred, this cast doubt on the authenticity of the entire year book now, listen. >> the truth is out there and
until she release it is year book, all we know they're not telling the truth and they've lied. >> attorney alred claims that her client added the note to the year book simply to indicate the time and location that moore signed that note. leland. leland: we will see how that's playing playing with voters, radio host in a minute, i bet it's hard to be in alabama and watch television without seeing a political ad, right? >> that's right. a lot of last-minute add byes. as for the moore campaign they are ensuring up base talking about social issues such as abortion and guns, take a listen to this ad. >> judge roy moore will stand for the rights of the unborn. >> i'm a mom, i carry to protect my family, judge moore will stand for the second amendment. >> roy moore the right choice. >> but a political action committee called stand-up republic is running antimoore tv
ads in the birmingham market trying to identify those who are republican. >> what he does and stands for makes us republicans and us christians look bad. >> on twitter roy moore dismissed the last batch of ads as the work of a prohillary clinton super pac, leland. leland: we have been hearing that argument anybody but hillary during general election and now anybody from a democrat from president trump during special election. jonathan in alabama, jonathan thank you, busy week ahead, gil, gillian. >> peter, what's going on there? >> doug jones is trying to clarify his position on an issue
that -- substantive issue that ' re side is talking about and that's abortion, doug jones is a pro-life in a very -- excuse me, pro-choice in a very pro-life faith that's center piece of conservative attacks against him. now using social media account to try to clarify position. >> and the abortion attacks not true, doug jones does not support late-term abortions and never has. >> jones is also spending some of the home stretch in senate campaign explaining what his team was thinking with this mailer intended to condemn his opponent moore showing an african-american with a raised eyebrow and a banner that think that if a black girl went after high school girls, anyone would try to make him a senator, jones say this on the radio show, that mailer kind of speaks for itself, you know, maybe we could have used a little bit different
language but i have been working in the criminal justice as a prosecutor for a long time and i have spoken about this issue before. jones has been a lot more visible than roy moore has been in the last couple of days but he's also trailing in the real clear politics by 3 and a half percent. >> in addition to the president endorsing judge moore again, yesterday whose coming out there last-minute to boost jones? >> two famous democrats from the northeast are down here today in the deep south trying to help the democratic candidate flip the seat that jeff sessions held for 20 years, patrick coming down and new jersey cory booker, the highest-profiled democrats to come stump for jones since joe biden was here in october, booker will be with him in
montgomery and president trump said last night at the rally where he endorsed moore, that doug jones is a puppet for chuck schumer and for nancy pelosi. gillian. >> heavy hitters you have out there. thanks for that, peter. leland: bring in wade smith, significance of gaston in just a couple of minutes, thanks for being with us, is -- if doug jones wins this, path through victory paveed through african american vote, patrick and booker coming out is that enough to turn out the african-american vote? >> it might be enough to turn out the after-american vote but honestly i don't know if the african-american vote will be enough to get the election for doug jones. i think roy moore's base is very strong, they have not backed no matter allegation and roy moore's supporters stayed on his side and now that you can have a
grain of salt altering of roy moore's post for campaign to latch to, some that would not vote for roy moore or party and are going back that direction. leland: gloria alred inaccurate at best, again -- now has had to qualify those remarks, where does that do for the credibility of all of the moore accusers? >> i've heard a lot of people that if that one piece is incorrect, then her credibility, beverly young nelson and gloria allred out the window. why is not roy moore's credibility out the get-go, you heard him say with sean hannity november 10th that he knew a couple of the accusers, he may have dated a couple of the accusers but nothing more than dates. then he came out with attorney philip that one of them may have
seen him in court and then as late as last week he was saying i never met any of these accusers, which story is it and if one credibility is gone because of change of a year book, then his credibility has be gone. >> if you haven't dated anybody under age, why do you need to say i only dated people whose mother's i had permission. this is the, quote, 40 years ago in alabama there's a lot of mommas and daddies will be thrilled that their 14-year-old would be thrilled with district attorney. a lot of people have issues with that statement. is it true and a lot of alabama voters who take allegations with a big yawn? >> that's a great way to put it. a lot of these people don't care what the allegation is, they want a republican in the seat,
one of the deepest red seats in the country. it has been a republican seat for over 20 years, nearly 30 years, jeff sessions held the seat, luther strange appointed to the seat and now judge roy moore sitting in the seat or however long he can stay in it or another republican will be appointed by cay ivy. leland: closing argument for 2016 elections for republicans was it doesn't matter if you don't like president trump, he's better than hillary clinton, anybody but hillary, vote trump. it seems as though that is the same closing argument you're hearing from republicans and from the president here, anybody but a democrat, even if it's roy moore. >> that is what you hear and that's what a lot of people will vote, even the ones outspoken against judge moore, many of them when no one is looking, look out for them to be able to put down roy moore in private to vote for him for the seat, i will not be one of those, i will not vote for roy moore and doug
jones, i can't myself with a clean heart go to sleep at night know that i sent roy moore to washington, d.c. leland: votes are made in private and a lot of folks are saying that the polling is just wrong because there's so many people who don't want to say they are going to vote for roy moore but will. either way there's a lot to talk about tuesday and wednesday. >> absolutely, it's going to be a fun ride in the next few days. leland: for sure, wade, good talking to you and where he will check you out on the radio. >> thank you so much, thanks for having me. leland: gillian. >> another wave of sexual harassment allegations led to high-profile resignations, conyers and senator al franken announced departure followed by trent franks just yesterday, caroline is here with details on, this caroline, lay it out there for us. >> you got it, gillian. has been working for weeks,
trent franks was is most surprised offered a female staffer $5 million if he would conceive a child with him. the congress denied trying to have sex with anybody in the office but quit effective yesterday after wife was hospitalized. in the midst of current cultural and media climate, i'm deeply convinced i would be able to complete a fair ethics investigation, we are also learning more about how your tax dollars secretly got paid to workers alleged harassed by members of congress. thursday night the house ethics committee reported that it has stepped up information of congressman blake farenthold accusing of harassing her. then last night congressman said he knew nothing about payout to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit against him.
will carl wrote the story, accused of making advancing and threatening to job. reactions to all of the cases have been swift. >> there is no place for sexual harassment in our society especially in congress, period. >> this is not about politics, i just -- this is the last thing is about. this isn't about politics, this is about america and that's about our country as well. >> it is also bipartisan the accused comes from both sides of the aisle, gillian. >> leland. legal lel wind gusts of up to 40 miles an hour making tough work for firefighters now battling six wild fires across southern california. what new help they are getting this weekend. first major snow in washington along the northeast corridor today causing a lot of problems on highways, the airports as well and violence in jerusalem for a
>> move the united states embassy in israel to jerusalem from tel aviv, israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu called on other nations to follow suit, there's been condemnation from allies across the global community and violent protests from palestinian demonstrators. ambassador, thanks so much for being here. >> sure. >> you think that this move is a recognition of reality, unremark nbl the sense that it's been the law since 1995 and president trump is following on promise that's been made for years, right? >> it reflects what i think has been a practical day-to-day
reality. i met in jerusalem with the prime minister. businesses done in jerusalem. practical fact of life, this is recognizing reality. where it's not just recognizing reality is that you have an effort that the administration has -- is also make to go promote peace, what are you doing in terms of political space that the palestinians have, jordanians, saudis have, egyptians have. we want an arab state involvement but all have come out negatively because they were given one day's notice. >> this is any follow-up, as far as law goes with policy, it's to the rollout, we didn't necessarily prime the pump, with jordan, with egypt and saudi arabia, so those folks likely to
feel blindsided, is that right? >> in a sense last june when the president exercised a waiver for the first time that would have been a good point in the aftermath but quiet i will go to all those on arab side and say, the next time i'm actually, even if i exercise a waiver to announce that we are going move embassy and i'm going to treat israeli as jerusalem as capital of israel but i'm not going to preclude negotiations and define what the boundaries are and the whole question of sovereignty has to be sorted out in the areas where it is contested, had that been done, had we solicited in a sense the advice of the leaders and said tell us how we can frame this in a way that puts you least on the defensive, understand, this is the most emotional of all the issues in the israeli palestinian conflict and drives all the arabs into it. >> same arab allies will likely
be less incline today help us with requests in the future, we were discussing how just hours after the announcement, the president, the white house issuing a statement calling on saudi arabia to block aid of yemen, wanting to save, it's unlikelier now in the wake of israel that saudi arabia will do what the united states want. >> their readiness to be as responsive on everything we would like them to be responsive on at least in the near term is going to be released. i say that because they've been put on the defense, iran, hezbollah, hamas, they are attacking the pragmatic leadership saying you're friends with the united states, look at what they have been done and they have been put on the defensive. as long as they are on the defensive, they won't be as keen
to answer to us. >> this is a great get for netanyahu, what did president trump ask for in return, was there anything? >> i don't think there was a quid pro quo. to be fair, one of the things that's done, it has demonstrated unmistaken being to the israeli public that this president recognizes israeli needs in a way that in the sense responds to what's important to israel even if the rest of the world doesn't like it. that scores political point, that creates a bond, crashes a threshold and makes it harder for israeli government to resist what the administration may ask to present peace plan. it's true there wasn't a quid pro quo per se but there's something that i think allows us to gain more with israelis and that may yield a benefit when the administration presents. >> important political point that the president is now fulfilled and other campaign promise which is always good thing to have. ambassador ross, thank you for
being with us today. >> my pleasure. >> leland. leland: fox news sunday, the conversation continues, u.s. ambassador to the un nikki haley weighing in on this story and more, fox news sunday with chris wallace should break down, of course, the move of the embassy and the decision jerusalem capital. check local listings for time and channel. in the meantime civil rights leader boycotting president trump's speech at a civil rights museum. what's up with that and are democrats missing an opportunity to bringing country together? massive california wild fires that continue to rage, will carl in ventura, california as the fight continues. hi, will. >> leland, the damage is wide spreed, we are not through this yet. we have a red flag warning through tomorrow night. we will tell you what conditions are on the ground coming up.
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>> winds are fueling day six of wild fires across southern california, fox news will carl is live in ventura, california where the largest of the fires is only 10% contained right now, is that right, will? >> well, gillian, crews have made a lot of progress over the last 24 hours, containment numbers have bumped up. this fire, 15% contained after the flames raised through communities just like this destroying homes, gutting them, nearly 500 structures destroyed in this fire all pushed around because of those santa ana winds that have been whipping through this area for the past week and the firefighters actually got allow in -- a low in the winds, take a look at what they had to say. >> we have made progress and the progress is limited to the areas that are safe the fly in. we identified priorities on the
ground as we came around the map but what changes those priorities as mentioned before, the the smoke, density, the wind speed and other incidents. >> fire crews also making progress in san diego county, the lilac fire, 20% contain after burned more than 100 structures, all dependent on the winds, if you come here live, i will show you last hour, palm trees, we had winds pick up a little bit over 45 minutes or so. red-flag wind warnings through tomorrow night, gillian. >> thanks for that, will, stay safe out there, leland. >> you bet. leland: president trump on his way back to florida from the mississippi civil rights museum but some major civil rights leaders boycotted the president's remarks that honored those who gave their lives in
the fight for justice particularly egers, fair and balance political panel, republican dan palmer joining us from los angeles, gentlemen, good to see you, robert, first to you, these are men that you have known and stood arm and arm with talking about congressman lewis himself a civil rights icon and congressman thompson from mississippi also boycotting. did these gentlemen miss an opportunity for democrats to bring the country together at least on something we could agree on, honoring civil rights leaders? >> absolutely. i found that boycott is the weakest form of protest. what they should have done attend the event, take president trump through exhibits and explain to him the previous civil rights fight we had and the civil rights movement of the future, economic opportunity, we have to talk about developing families, about criminal justice reform and all the things that
trump promised on the campaign trail. instead of boycotting use as an opportunity to bring back the black caulk ice gave to president trump and tell him to act on the things for the next year. leland: did president trump miss a little bit an opportunity no not talking more about what his administration is going to do for civil rights or if he made broad proclamations but missed out on any finer details? >> i think the congressional black leadership has really missing the opportunity. the president is talking about the future, he's talking about school choice which is critically important issue to the black community. he's talking about law and order and border control so they don't have low-skilled migration coming in and crowding out young black citizens, this is the
fight for the future. no one is questioning the importance of the civil rights movements, the moment of opening this museum as great tribute to all those involved but the opportunity now is to look forward and that's what trump is and john lewis should join trump in trying to solve the problem looking forward. leland: the president just tweeting from air force one, it's my great honor to celebrate the opening of two extraordinary museums, we pay solemn tribute to heros in the past and dedicate ourselves of building freedom, speech, justice and peace. he tweeted something earlier this morning, get your gentlemen's thoughts on this, fake news cnn made a vicious and purposeful mistake yesterday, they were caught red handed just like lonely bryan ross at abc news, watch to see if cnn fires those responsible or was, robert, to you, is the president been vindicated in a certain way over the past week that perhaps there are some in the media who
are willing to go with stories that are less than vetted if they're negative towards him? >> well, i think the media try trying to stop with president trump's news, the president produces more news in one day than presidents in a year. of course the story of bryan ross should have been more thoroughly vetted, of course, the story of cnn should have been more thoroughly vetted. you get more fuel to the fire and more vindication of course, to president trump and assertion that media news is fake news which is against him. media has to be more careful in articulation and efforts to fact-check the president. leland: how is president trump, ratings aren't through the roof, how does he capitalize on a pretty good week and try and move that momentum into next week and perhaps into something near and dear into your heart,
tax reform. >> well, i think he's taking this opportunity with the nation focused on the alabama race and on the rival rights museum to come out and make his case to the american people again, to say this is what i ran on, this is what i have been doing, these are the things that i want to do next and these are the people that are going to help me and these are the people who are standing in opposition, i think when he goes out and communicates directly, it refocuses the electorate and the audience. the problem we have with the news media, every morning there's a fight and everyone covers that narrative once it's been established and too often the mainstream media is picking the wrong thing to cover. for example, last week, they want to talk about whether trump has been obstructing the investigation as oppose fbi and mueller and ray are obstructing congress' inquiry to what led to the investigation. leland: we are certainly now
seeing republicans trying to regain the narrative, specifically putting mueller and his team on trial rather than the facts on trial, that would be a discussion for another time because it will continue for sure, robert, dan, thanks, guys. >> thank you. >> thanks, le land, the supreme court yesterday blocked judge's order requiring trump administration to disclose all the documents it considered to end deferred action for childhood arrivals program also known as daca, 5 to 4 state, the supreme court stayed the judge's order until the judges have further action. several immigrant families suing the administration over decision to end daca. leland: all right, as the panel pointed out, a busy week for the russia investigation, who also received warning from the fbi about russia meddling and what we learn about robert mueller plus historic prayer event in a strict communist nation today,
>> state tv in north korea reporting that kim jong un was able to climb the country's highest mountain while wearing leather shoes, unexpected sunny weather came about because the mountain wanted to give him a warm welcome. [laughter] >> this mountain is set to be where kim jong un's grandfather led the fight for his country's independence from imperial japan. i hand it over to you guys. >> it would be impossible to have better copy. the fbi director chris ray confirming they've applied for
foreign intelligence surveillance warrant which broadens out the scope of the probe and we are learning more and more about the people and perhaps their own biases of those doing the probe. >> yeah, it's been a big week for the counsel investigation. they are broadening the scope deep inside the president's inner circle but coming under scrutiny of fairness and partiality. hope hicks, the white house communications director was finally interviewed yesterday and the day before according to new york times, her attorney has declined to comment. reporting also that during transition she was warned by the fbi that russian operatives were trying to contact her. the other news that broke yesterday, the judge presiding over the case of michael flynn has recused himself without any explanation, judge rudolph randomly reassigned but this, of course, raises all kinds of
questions why contreras didn't recuse himself before flynn pled guilty in courtroom to lying to the fbi. results of new questions of top deputies according to wall street journal andrew was at hillary clinton's election night party in newark -- new york city comes after peter was fired for sending antitrump text messages. you add it all up and some republicans say there's no way that this can be a truly independent investigation. >> i hate to use the word corrupt but they've become so dirty that who is watching the watchman, who is investigating these people? there is no one. >> democrats argue that those kinds of attacks are simply a sign of a special counsel is doing its job. >> i predicted the attacks on the fbi will grow louder as the special counsel does its work and the walls close around the president in evidence of obstruction and other misdeeds
becomes more apparent. >> now one final thing, paul manafort and rick gates are going to be back in court on monday morning, this should be very interesting specially since just yesterday mueller filed a ton of evidence to try to convince a judge that manafort had violated a gag order by ghostwriting an op-ed, get this with a russian leland. leland: you can't make this up and you circle back and but manafort and gates are charged with crime that is have nothing to do with the campaign or having anything to do with the colluding russia during the campaign. >> a lot to swift through. leland: more tomorrow and even better, that's guarantied. kristin. gillian. >> thanks, guys, rare evangelical event graham led prayer in vietnam. gospel rally, despite the communist government strict control over its citizens,
graham says the government didn't attach any conditions whatsoever to this event. he also says religious freedom is gradually improving across the communist nation. good news if true. leland. leland: indeed, coming up as gunman open fire in new mexico high school, we are learning about two unlikely heros who saved dozens of lives. >> they knew they were in a serious danger and i go, you know what, you're going to be okay. >> plus remembering our veterans this christmas season, how you can help as they honor those who make the ultimate sacrifice. >> we don't decorate graves, we come and bring wreaths with names which is very important. ♪
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pop, pop, pop for four or five minutes. i knew that he was shooting everything up. >> hill warned others of the situation, urged them to take cover and potter sheltered 17 students in classroom office with softa barricading the door. the gunman eventually shot through the walls but miraculously never hit anyone. what started as a family's gift to those who have served our country has turned into a wonderful worldwide event, wreaths across america is now observed at more than 1,000 locations every year. last year volunteers placed remembrance wreaths. main-based organization, she joins me now, brie, we are excited to have you and highlight the great work of wreaths across america, waa, is
that right? >> that's right. >> we want to be on board with thelingo. >> absolutely. >> you were officially founded in 2007, your roots go all the way back to 90's, what do you share with viewers who don't know anything about waa, about the really important mission you guys have? >> well, wreaths across america was originally started in 1992 by patriots family, they have a wreath company up in maine and one holiday season they had 5,000 left over wreaths left over at the end of the season and they were trying to figure out what to do with the wreaths and they are a patriotic family and love veterans and our service member who is have paid the ultimate sacrifice, they decided to take those extra 5,000 wreaths to arlington national cemetery and little by little they started doing more and now turn intoed -- turned
into a nationwide effort. >> wow, 1.5 million wreaths, now for those folks who are concerned about arlington cemetery, it sounds like this year, the number of veterans has gone up to 246,700, so we are talking about, so folks understand the scope of this, our nation's capital alone you need almost a quarter of a million wreaths, is that right? >> yes. arlington national cemetery, one of the most well-known cemeteries in the country, really our nation cemetery. fallen veterans that are, you know, from all 50 state that is have buried there. unfortunately because we have people buried from all over 50 states a lot of their family members don't live in the dc-metro area, so for the nation al wreaths across america, in some occasions, volunteers maybe the only people that have
visited that grave for the entire year, so it is so important for us the people to volunteer to come out to arlington national cemetery and one of the participating locations and find those on our website at wreaths across america.org. >> now i want to be specific here, you guys are looking to get 11,000 more wreaths by deadline of december 14th just a few days away, tell folks if they want to be part of that specific effort, what should they do, can they go to the website to do that also? >> they can go to website wreathacrossamerica.org. a race for maine and we feel that it's important that a live wreath made in america is placed on every grave for fallen veterans because they have done so much for us and this is really a symbol of their service, their sacrifice and our mission to rememberren, honor and teach and we want everyone
to be, you know, this holiday season to really remember our service members and families they left behind. there's only reason legacy is moved forward and not forgotten this holiday season. >> i want to thank you on behalf of fox news for the wonderful work that you guys do at wreaths across america, we reach you a merry christmas f folks want to learn more, wreathsacrossamerica.org. thanks so much for, brie. >> thank you, merry christmas. leland: worthwhile gift this season. still ahead, the army navy football game, president trump just tweeting about america's oldest rivalry. we will have what he said and because nfl owners don't have enough money, fans of one nfl team had to turn up to clean out stadium, we will tell you how the hundreds of volunteers were thanked for their help.
>> this is dedication, hundreds of fans spent friday shoveling snow, went top to bottom across the stadium and cleared out each and every seat, they did, fortunately get a thank you in return for bills, they were paid $10 an hour and given a hot lunch. leland: they didn't have to shovel the field but the army black nights and navy, president
trump tweeting good luck to both. he was there to see army break their 15-year losing streak. we will see what happens with that. i guess i'm going to get it out there and, go army. ♪ >> president trump at this hour has just concluded a tour and remarks at the new civil rights museum in mississippi. among those who greeted the president at the institution located in the heart of don town jackson were the state's republican lieutenant governor and evers. hello, everyone, i'm james rosen sitting in for kelly wright. >> you're like santa claus, you brought snow. thank you for that gift. >> any time. likewise to be here. >> weather is beautiful outside but nice to be inside when we are not getting all wet. gorgeous city