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california. we're with you all way, god bless you all. that will conclude our coverage. we'll be looking at the implications to all of this. the count goes on in kale cal and hoping to end an election from a week ago and fox continues. >> a fox news alert. president trump set to land shortly in california this saturday to survey the damage, see the governor there along with those whose lives have been changed forever by these wildfires. 74 people dead. more than a thousand people missing as it result of the wildfires. they continue to burn on the northern and southern part of california. noon eastern here in washington. welcome to america's news headquarters. air force one lands in about 45 minutes. and nice to be with you, i'm leland vittert. >> i'm gillian turner. we've got team coverage off the top on the california wildfires and the race.
jonathan hunt standing by in malibu. first to kevin corke, covering the president's trip this weekend. kevin joins us live from paradise. kevin. >> julian, you're-- gillian, you're right. for the president it's an opportunity to see devastation of the wildfires that scorched a number of communities here and in southern california as well and a chance for him to comfort not only those who lost loved ones, but in some cases lost everything they had in their possession. also it's a chance for the president to thank the firefighters and first responders who have the heavy burden of assisting a hurting community. the president has been quite critical of the state management of the land which he says is a reason that california gets hammered by fires year after year after year. in fact, he addressed that controversy with our chris
wallace of fox news sunday. >> you got some blow back because of one of your tweets talked about for rest management. >> i tell -- when trees fall they're very dry and they're like tinder, match sticks. you've got to remove them. >> the argument is climate change, it's drier and hotter and contributes-- >> may be contributes, but the problem we have is management. >> there's a numberic element to this. since 2005, the federal government granted california by way of fema some $6 billion in wildfire management and wildfire mitigation. so what the president is essentially saying here is we cannot only make it safer for people on the ground if we simply do more to better manage the land where these fires tend to spring up. but it's obviously a conversation that will lead to many more chances at dialog
while he's on the ground, including the governor and governor elect. more in the next hour, back to you. >> kevin, thanks for that. stay safe out there and we'll talk to you later in the show. >> all right, don't forget to watch chris wallace's exclusive interview with the president tomorrow. a lot about the wildfires and a whole lot more. check your local listings for time and channel and chris wallace will then sit down with howard kurtz on media buzz to talk about the interview and debrief as well. >> firefighters in southern california are finally getting some help from mother nature. cool are temperatures coupled with milder winds are working to contain the deadly woolsey fire that's now raged for over a week. jonathan hunt is in malibu with the latest. jonathan. >> gillian, good morning to you from malibu. the president is expected to head to southern california after he concludes events up
north. we don't know his precise schedule when he gets here, but this is the kind much devastation he might be taking a look at. look down here, this line of homes in the point doom neighborhood of malibu, completely and utterly destroyed. and as we come back to the one we're standing on now, you can just see the kind of damage it's done. there's really nothing left of the house itself and then you look outside here, these people have a beautiful outdoor patio here and swinging back to our right, the pool presumably the kids used to enjoy the family who lived here. it's going to be a long time before anybody gets to enjoy that again. this is an area that has some millionaires, some celebrities, a lot of ordinary, hard working americans, too. and as one of the survivors of this fire, we talked to nia here who said these flames do not respect any kind of economic status. they make no difference.
listen here. >> money can't buy you anything if you're here at point doom. there's nothing to buy. everybody, the retch and poor are standing next to each other picking through donations, the things they need, toilet paper, paper towels, water. and so it's the great leveller, a disaster like this. >> it really is a great level. i also want to talk to you, gillian, about the capricious nature of this. i showed you the line of homes going that way all completely destroyed. and we swing back this way, one next door not touched by the flames at all and it's sometimes the luck of the draw. do these burning hot embers land on your roof. with this one you see it's a different kind of roof, not a wood roof, doesn't catch fire so easily, a more modern build and makes a difference. these neighbors are going to come back here and they have
their home to come back to. they're going to find everybody they knew along the street next to them has had their home completely destroyed. there's going to be a very, very long time for this neighborhood and so many others in california to get back to anything like former. gillian. >> thank you for that reporting, stay safe out there. coming up later in the show, california congressman john garamendi joins us to discuss president trump's federal disaster declaration. is it helping in the state? he'll have an answer. >> and america's elections aren't over. that's lauderhill as the counten ring and recounting continues. broward and palm beach counties being where the focus is right now. peter doocy live on the ground in water hill.
how long is this going on for? >> it's not much longer here, leland, but we finally did get the net gains for each candidate. bill nelson during the hand recount manage today pick up about 250 votes on rick scott, that's far, far short of what the democrat's campaign has been hoping for because he trails by more than 12,000 votes. 2, 300 ballots not going to make a huge difference here. there's major confusion aside from the hard numbers, because election officials said they were done with the senate recount ap and move on to hand recounts during the agricultural race. one of the republican attorneys realized that 47 envelopes filled with ballots had little stickers that they were supposed fob a part of yesterday's recount. the senate race and that led to immediate objections that ballots were mixed together in a
way they weren't supposed to be and concerns that some could be counted twice. ultimately the error was caught before being caught, but added a lot of time to the count process which has not been producing the ballots that bill nelson needs to catch rick scott and take over in first place. and it went to court because they were fighting to count those that came in after 7 p.m. deadline. >> that would require stretching the election law to accommodate the nelson recount and the judge said he would not do it and that his dance card is free for this weekend so if anybody has a challenge for the court or an appeal to call him at anytime. this has been an extended campaign caught in the courts so there might be some action up north in tallahassee today, but we'll have to wait and see, leland. >> what is the earliest we could
finally get a final count on the senate and governor's race? >> it could come any time, but tuesday morning is when the secretary of state is expect today certify in the gubernatorial and the senate race. there's a possibility there could be an immediate challenge, but the math is very, very difficult for bill nelson. in a place they were hoping to find thousands of ballots in the row count and it didn't happen. there were an overwhelming majority of recount ballots that nobody voted. it's called an undervote. they left the senate slate blank. even if they voted for governor, bad news for bill nelson. >> and in an effort to try to take over rick desantis. thank you. >> thanks. >> let's bring in ted harvey.
thanks for being with us and i want to start with the florida recount. what's so terrible about making sure that every last legitimate vote is counted in these races? >> there's nothing wrong with making sure that every legitimate legal count is counted. i think that everybody wants to make sure when we close this on tuesday that everybody is satisfied that every vote is counted and we have an honest selection. >> so, republicans are sort of, you know, the bad news, the drum beat of bad news continues in the state. once republicans win the elections conceivably, what is the plan to rectify this problem? isn't the bigger story here mismanagement? >> well, i think that this is a big state with a lot of voters. and you have some counties, like broward county, that has some issues that the state election commission needs to deal with. but i think that in the future,
moving forward, especially going into the presidential election in 2020. we've got to get these issues taken care of because we don't want to have another 2000 where they're literally looking at every state ballot to make sure who won. >> right, ted. isn't the governor ultimately responsible for managing that? >> i think the governor and a states election committee responsible for that. hopefully the new governor can satisfy those and everybody is sure in making sure every vote would be counted. >> critics here would say yes, there's rampant mismanagement in florida. republican leadership has done little to help remedy that problem. what's your explanation. >> well, he's not responsible for broward county's county electioner commission, doing
other job or not. this has been an area since 2000. here we go again and they need to address that. and dealing with corruption and what we need to know not only in florida, but around the country. >> speaking of fraud and witch hunt, i want your opinion on the latest in the mueller probe. democrat are threatening a shutdown if they don't get mueller protection. it doesn't sound like a terrible idea to me after what the president said. >> what has the president stayed? he stayed for two years, he said he's not going to shut down-- >> yet, he called it a witch hunt and it's illegitimate.
>> it is a with itch hunt. he's not going to shut it down. he's been saying for years he's not going to shut it down. the democrats are just trying to find something to make an issue out of with the president. >> ted, can you really blame them? in light of the rhetoric from the president. >> yes. >> in light of what whitaker the acting attorney general himself has said. i didn't say that the president has said he's shutting it down. but you can't deny the fact that the president attacks the witch hunt-- attacks the probe as a witch hunt on a pretty much weekly basis. >> if i was the democrat i'd want to batton down the hatches. >> if i was falsely accused of a crime i would call it a witch hunt. that's what's going upon. there's plenty of proof that shows that the fbi knew there was nothing here. there was testimony before the committees saying that there was nothing here.
comey said there was nothing here, yet, we still have the mueller investigation going forward. if i was trump, i would be very defensive as well and i would be calling it a witch hunt as well. that's not saying he's going to call it to an end. he's defending himself. and i would, too. >> well, ted harvey, thank you. we'll talk to you soon. >> have a great thanksgiving. >> you, too. >> in georgia democratic candidate stacy abrams has acknowledged defeat by brian kemp. >> as you know last night my opponent ended her campaign. the election is over and i'm honored to be georgia's governor-elect. neil: the neil:-- >> there was a speech last night by abrams, it was scathing and highlighting what she calls voter suppression. >> i acknowledge that former secretary of state brian kemp will be certified as the vick
for in the 2018 gubernatorial election, but to watch an electioned official who claims to represent the people of the state balancing hinge this on the right to vote is apulg. let's be clear, this is not a speech of concession. >> in utah, an updated vote now as incumbent mia love up by a razor thin margin, over ben mcadams, the current mayor of salt lake city. and utah is one of the remaining in the house and democrats are leading seats. >> who will the democrats pick as speaker. the president offering surprising support for nancy pelosi. >> i would help nancy pelosi if she needs some votes.
she may need some votes. i will perform a wonderful service for her. i like it, can you believe it? i like nancy pelosi. she's tough, but she's smart, but she deserves to be speaker. >> depend on how you do the head count. as it stands now the california democrat may not have enough from her own party to regain the gavel in january. and rhode island congressman is running for the number four position in democratic leadership. joining us now, the president trolling you guys or you're taking him at his words? >> i think the president is right, nancy pelosi is smart and tough and she will be elected with democratic votes and you know, what's most important we'll get to work immediately, getting the work done of the american people. we ran on a very specific agenda. >> that's an answer to a question, but not the question i asked. do you have that-- >> i have no idea.
democrats will elect their leadership arepublicans will elect a leadership. >> and hold on, you say that nancy pelosi doesn't need the president's support. there are at least 17 democrats on record saying they do know the support nancy pelosi for speaker. there were a couple of speakers who plan on a platform in swing districts, they do not support nancy pelosi for speaker. isn't that a problem? >> i have no question that we will have a team led by speaker pelosi and the diversity of our promise-- >> isn't it true you have a leader who is so polarizing in swing democrats that democrats had to run saying i won't vote for her. >> you're asking new members to-- >> she will get the votes in w caucus and it's a great--
57 new members, we are having a discussion who is going to lead, it's healthy for bureaucracy and out of this will have a diverse team and be sure we hit the ground running and health care care and raising family income. >> congress, i understand. >> that's what matters. >> i understand the things you want to do. the fact of the matter remains, i'll hopefully get an answer. you're asking people and every person will vote their conscious. >> in order to get democratic votes to make nancy pelosi speaker. in order for if to work. by definition there will be those will have to vote that don't-- >> that's not true. there will be some people who
campaigned, i suspect they're keeping that commitment. >> if they keep that commitment the way the math works. you don't end up there. >> in the end, new hampshi nanc will have enough votes to be speaker, we're going to elect our leadership-- >> let me ask in a different way. there are nearly 200 plus members in the house to are suspects. and those that are talented. fundraisers, dedicated leaders have know the knauss and the hill and why is the democrats hanging their hat, and she has lower ratings than the president does. >> we're relying on a strong and diverse caucus. great leadership, and we've worked hard, the triple c chair did a great job and jim cliburn. we have lots of new people in leadership and i suspect when we
have our leaders, we'll have people with the team with talent and diversity in the caucus. >> and how-- >> let me finish, nancy pelosi has been an effective speaker, she brought us the affordable care act and-- >> nobody's been-- >> millions of americans have health insurance. >> no one will argue that she's not. >> when you just won the super bowl, you don't fire the quarterback. >> or the person who raised the most money either. >> it's not just about money. it's talent and diversity. we've got to go. we're up against a hard break and i don't want the computer to cut you off. >> thank you. >> coming up, migrants from across america are gathering at the border. william la jeunesse is on the ground. william. >> well, with shelters filling aup and tensions heating up. what's next for the migrant
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latest. >> not even the migrants know what happens them. and the president calling them out. i'm not doing it for my country i'm doing it for my people. >> this is the main shelter. there are 2000 people here and we're expecting twice that. where are they going, not only shelter, but food as well. and this is the food line for breakfast, right? this is going on for about an hour and a half people have been here. so they are massively uninformed, gillian, i have to tell you. unlike those who hire coyotes, these people don't know where they're going or how they'll get there even as buses continue arrive in tijuana. we spoke earlier to a 14-year-old guatemala boy and his father in mexicali about 60 miles away and i said 2600 here, 3200 expected today and tomorrow. now, the mayor says hey, it's one thing to pass through, but we don't want you to stay as the state believes six to 18 months. they're arriving with blind faith and hoping to claim asylum
and get release and they're realizing that's no longer the case. >> we could go here and like it's like ten minutes just to walk and to get there, but like everyone's going to tijuana, so, we're not-- still not sure what we're going to do, but that's why we're trying to find information what's best to talk, what route to take, what not to take, the options. >> what about the options? number one, they could go home. people here say they're not going to do that. they could enter illegally and some say they will do that. they could stay here and work and get money for a coyote, a number of people tell me that's what they're going to do. they could claim asylum in mexico and many don't want to. and they wait in line and claim asylum in the united states. gillian, the wait is five weeks already to get an appointment. just put your name on the list to see an asylum officer and many are not willing to wait that long, do they have the money?
does tijuana have the patience to let them wait that long? that's developing the next days and weeks. gillian: william, thanks for that. leland: north korea bragging about their latest weapons test. what does that mean for a possible summit with kim jong-un? >> and smoke and fire causing major problems across the state. when will mother nature offer relief? ad ad ad adam klotz is in the weather center. >> unfortunately as we head into the weekend, the winds are picking back up and northern california has red flag warnings. in the weeks ahead there may be rain ahead. i'll be talking about that after the break. years, right? years, right? fact is, there have been twenty-six in the last decade. allstate is adapting. with drones to assess home damage sooner. and if a flying object damages your car,
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left, you can see it from space. leland: all of that is causing serious air quality problems across san francisco and other cities in california. the mail woman there is wearing a mask as is the ups driver. adam klotz in the extreme weather center with more on the smoke impact. >> hi there, leland. it continues to be an issue and the winds has shifted again. and they're dealing with the high fire danger, current it's the conditions, again, bone dry humidity. the winds picking back up. we've got red flag warnings in north central california an area where the fires have been going. there's paradise. each one of the little lines is a wind barb, showing the direction of the winds. it's picking up the locations where the fire is high and danger is high and pushing it. even though there's not a fire in san francisco, it's push west and driving that smoke. unfortunately smoke is an issue throughout the entire weekend.
for the first time in a long time i can say there's rain on the horizon, it just isn't going to be here immediately. here is what we're looking at as futurecast. i did run you from saturday stays bone dry, sunday stays dry, monday dry, and you see precipitation off the coast early next week, probably won't be until the middle of the week. but there will be much-needed rain across portions of northern california. this is now beginning to think about the thanksgiving week that's heading ahead. here is your travel week the next week, and you begin to see clear across the country, but a large system is going to be moving in into the western half of the country and that eventually is going to need some rain in areas where they're desperately, desperately needing it. showers moving in late tuesday into wednesday covering large portions of california stretching into the northeast. that's going to be continuing then onto thursday, also. so, rain, you guys, here is eventually on the way. at least through the weekend into the early part of the week, the winds are going to be there,
unfortunately and it's going to stay dry. finally we have something to look forward to. leland: adam, thanks much. gillian has more. gillian: let's bring in california congressman john garamendi. thanks for being with us. condolences to everyone across your state. this has been gutting and devastating to watch from here in washington. >> well, from california view, it's just horrible, tragic and it's not over yet. we're going to find more people that have been killed by these fires and it's just bad. it's never been this bad. gillian: so, president trump is in your state today to visit victims, to visit fire sites, to survey damage. i want you to take a listen to what he told fox news sunday anchor chris wallace yesterday. take a listen to this. i want to get your reaction. >> what about the argument that it's climate change, that it's drier, it's hotter and that that's contributing to it? >> maybe it contributes a little bit. the big problem we have is management. gillian: okay, so let's unpack that.
the president admitting that perhaps climate change is not a hoax. >> well, climate change is very, very real. you don't have to look beyond california to learn that. it's drier, it's hotter, the fire season is not nine months of the year, it's 12 months of the year. all of southern california now, as it moves north into northern california, it's all the time. we get heavy rains, yes. they're short-lived. vegetation grows fast and then it dries out very, very fast because it's hotter and drier. you just heard about the hot, dry north winds. climate change is a very real part of that problem. no doubt about it, but also it's the management, the forests have not been properly managed for the last 70 years. we've always been trying to suppress fires in the forest, which have led together with other forest practices, to an overgrowth of the forest, however, the fire in paradise is
not in a national forest, it's on private lands. gillian: it sounds, sir, like you're conceding a point here. the president has a point. the mismanagement is playing a part in the fires we're seeing this week. >> i wouldn't say mismanagement, we have to go to the natural management of the forest, logging, as is natural fire. we need to thin the forest. fortunately, we were able after five years of effort to modify the way in which the forest service is funded. most was fighting fire and no money left over to manage the forest, we now have a new process in place. gillian: congress marn man, there's budgeting and appear to be firefighters, first responder, clearing brush from really dry areas that spark very easily.
these kinds of areas where there's a lot of brush are responsible for spreading the fire as quickly as it has. he makes the argument this needs to be cleared out. why wasn't this cleared days ago when the fire first started or months ago? >> well, california is a huge state and we're now having almost 40 million people in the state. they're moving into the outlying areas, into what we call the urban wildland, interface areas. yes, it's required there be at least 100 feet of open space around all dwellings in california. when you get the kind of explosive fire that's devastated the town of paradise, some 26,000 people, you could have a hundred, you could have a thousand feet around, but that fire is jumping at least-- well, at least a mile to two ahead because the wind is blowing the embers. and so, yes, we do need to provide much better fire protection. our forests need to be managed,
that is going to happen now that we have a different funding mechanism in place. we also need to recognize that climate change is part of the problem. so, how do we build resilient, safe communities, and that has to do with the structure of the houses. it has to do with another issue that interestingly enough, senator markey in massachusetts and a couple of us from california, and the midwest, introduce add-- introduced a bill called escape. it provides money for municipalities to develop escape routes, principal problem in the paradise issue was that there was two roads out of town, both of them narrow, both with heavy brush along the side of the road and many of the people, if not most of them died as they were trying to escape the fire. so, this piece of legislation may work-- >> i'm sorry, we've got a wrap. i wanted to ask you yes or no
before we go. i'd be we miss if i didn't ask about nancy pelosi, are you going to vote for her for next speaker of the house? >> absolutely, i voted for her before and will vote for her again. she's a strong leader, very powerful, very wise and knows the intricacies not only of the process, but the policy. she will become our speaker and lead us to solve many problems that we talked about, health care, infrastructure as well. gillian: thanks for joining us, we'll have to leave it there. leland. >> thank you. leland: all right. 9:40 on the west coast. the air force base as we await the president to arrive there live as it happens.
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this as they threaten on capitol hill, a shutdown for the border wall. here is from new orleans, louisiana, jeff, appreciate you being here on a weekend. start with this, does immigration, even after the midterms, remain a useful anvil for the president and his supporters? >> yes. leland, it is issue number one because it was 2016 election that everyone was talking about building the wall, and the president got elected on that issue. we've been waiting, leland. it's been several years and nothing has happened so it's still there, it's still a powerful issue among the republican base, and i'm waiting for some action on it, leland. we're hoping we're a going to see some action soon. leland: that brings up a good point. because there's nothing the democrats like more than denying president trump money for his wall, and given that the democrats have the house after the first of the year, this would be the last chance to
really try and force this issue to a head. is it worth republicans forcing a government shutdown potentially to get money for the wall? >> yes, because i think it tells republican voters out there that the congress is willing to follow through on their promises, because leland, this is what the president promised, what congress promised, this is why the republicans got a majority in the first place and leland, it could be why not lost-- >> and i'll turn the question around for you. is one of the reasons the republicans lost the majority in the house is because they didn't come up with money in the wall. >> bingo, that's what i was going to say. that and of course they promised to repeal obamacare and they doesn't do it. we got the tax cuts great, and the economy turned around. people wanted to see immigration dealt with. look at the caravan, we were talking about the caravan earlier on the show you've got people at the border now. what an issue. right now is the time to do it because the caravan is at our border, it tells people, okay, we're going to take action. we're not going to punt this,
not going to wait for the next congress, you know the democrats, they're not going to do anything on this issue. now is the time. leland: or they would extract a heck of a price for the president to get any kind of border wall funding. >> right. leland: that brings up an important point. if the president and the republican congress doesn't push through border wall funding now, you said doesn't seem like they'll be able to do it when the democrats have the house, is this potentially a make or break issue come reelection if he doesn't have funding by then? >> i wouldn't say make or break, but it's going to hurt him and the republicans. we need to deliver to republican voters who worked hard for the election much donald trump and the republican congress. now there's no reason not to do it, leland. the money is there, only $5 billion. leland: conceivably the reason not to force a government shutdown is because republicans who control the white house and both chambers are going to get blamed for it. but we always worry about a government shutdown, even when the government does shut down it
doesn't cause the problems that people say it's going to cause. a bigger problem, leland is not funding -- a bigger problem is not funding the border wall. this is a promise. you've got to fulfill your promise to the american people and republican base. it's only $5 billion. we're not asking for the whole thing, just-- >> it's a billion here, and there and people throw that around at dinner in washington. >> you-- we waste trillions-- >> you're a radio host. should kirstjen nielsen keep her job? >> no, it's time to clean house. she hasn't been tough enough on the border. leland: jeff, by my count, that was 17 seconds, we'll give you the two. thanks. gillian. >> any moment president trump will arrive in california. he's there to tour the damage left in the wake of the
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california ahead of 10 a.m. pacific time. we're also looking there at marine one and helicopters that will take the president and press pool for a tour of the northern area of the california wildfires. the president will meet with outgoing governor jerry brown as well as the governor-elect gavin newsome. he'll talk to people affected by the fire. 74 people killed in the two major wildfires. the president will be in california for the day. as he comes off the plane, we'll come back. >> we'll be keeping an eye on that and the president's arrival. we'll come back to it when he talks to the press, if he does talk to the press. but in the meantime, north korea is giving very few details about its alleged weapons test, other than calling the weapon, quote, high-tech and modern. so, are they lying? let's bring in fox news senior strategic analyst jack keane and he's going to set the record
straight for us. thanks for your time on a saturday. tell us if this latest weapons test increases the likelihood of some kind of military confrontation with north korea? >> north korea's number one issue for the size of the military they have and why they've got ballistic missiles and weapons, it's the preservation of the regime. they've felt grandfather before kim jong-un, father before him, that the ultimate objective was to change the regime out. it's likely the weapons capability as oppose today ballistic or nuclear capability and their conventional capability is significant and they certainly want the capability to overpower the south korea military. the larger issue is where are we on denuclearization? i think we're absolutely at a stalemate. gillian: do you think it would behoove president trump and the administration to help ease some of that existential angst to try
and convince the north koreaens that he's not seeking regime change or step back that enissue. >> a great question. two things they want, some sense that their security will stay intact, that that the regime will stay there. and they want economic revitalization. >> if you believe that kim jong-un is sincere and he's willing to trade nuclear weapons to obtain that this would take some time before actually doing that. we would have to demonstrate to them is that some point the removal of all u.s. forces from south korea, all of our weapons, denuclearize the area and all of that. we're not doing it. gillian: that's never happening, right? >> this is why we had the impasse because we've asked them. we want an inventory of all of
your nuclear weapons and ballistic weapons on the site. haven't given it to us. we want a program for you to disarm and dismantle it. they have not given it to us. why they want, they'll give us that information, but then they want us to start systematically removing the sanctions. well, that's the same thing that two previous presidents were involved in. they gave us something and we gave them sanction removal and at the end of it, we came up with an empty bag, we had nothing. gillian: what about the big kahuna, the president went to singapore and went to tremendous effort to meet with him face-to-face, historic, whatever you want to call diplomatic move. shouldn't that pay some dividends in terms of building their trust? >> it has. and some other things that at that have happened. clearly, and the president touts these as successes. no nuclear testing, no ballistic missile testing, no missiles flying over japan.
they've -- we've returned hostages. they've returned some of the remains, an important number 55 to be sure to their families, but there's actually thousandses. they've reconnected north korean and south korean families and there's a plan to reconnect rail lines. those are all positive things, the problem, gillian, it's nothing to do with denuclearization and for that they actually want sanction removal and we're not going to give it to them. i think what we have to do to convince the north koreans that it's in their interest to pursue this policy with president trump, is to actually get tougher. gillian: so we're waiting here, it's a live shot of air force one, landed at beale air foce base. we're awaiting president trump. we've got general jack keane here, i want to talk with you while this is unfolding and ask you right now if you were advising the president, would you tell him to stick on this track with north korea, to really hammer home the
diplomatic option? would you tell him to meet with kim jong-un again? >> yeah, it's very important to build trust. i know the asian culture very well. it takes time. i mean, we have people that go to these five to six-hour dinners that we have in the far east, and some people think it's a waste of time. it's not a waste of time. it's how you establish trust, the social aspect of it is as important as sitting at a conference table. so, that, yes, the diplomatic aspect of it, pompeo engaging, bolton engaging, the president engaging is very important. but at the same time, gillian, we have got to enforce the sanctions on north korea. what brought them to the table is the fact they're squeezed economically. we've got problems, china has opened the apiture on the sanctions, they're not doing what they did when they said yes to the u.n. resolutions. russians have never abided by the u.n. resolutions and they've
always spied oil. the other countries, it's tough for the sanctions, why is that? there is no missiles flying over japan. and every two months a crisis was happening and the north korea leader was threatening cities in the united states. and they wanted two u.n. resolutions and ambassador nikki haley deserves credit for and the state department a very good job enforcing those resolutions which has been a problem. countries vote yes and don't do it, why? pau because there's a lot of money involved. gillian: what did you make of the news earlier this week there's secret nuclear testing facilities around the country. i think 13 of them. to your mine, is that like-- that's old hat and we knew that or is that-- >> no, it's not old hat, but i agree with what the president said and take him at face value is that it's something that our
intelligence services have known and from my sources, is that most of those sites were actually short-range ballistic missile sites, that they would likely use on south korea, in terms of a conventional war, as opposed to a nuclear war. gillian: do you think they have been lying to-- you know, in the intelligence community, do you think the north koreans had been lying to us about the sites or do you think we knew? >> the north koreans, lie every day no different than the russians and chinese communists. they're all very good at that. the way you and i are looking at each other and communicating, they lie, and lie again. gillian: so the american public was maybe shocked and surprised, but you don't think the trump administration was? >> no, no, not whatsoever. we have a good feel for their nuclear weapon visit size and also some location. gillian: general, keane, i'm sorry to interrupt you then. here is president trump. he is deplaning from air force
one, he's at beale air foce base in california. he's there to survey fire damage from the raging wildfires. so far they've killed 75 people, leland. leland: who he's with there, you can see andrew mccarthy now, the incoming house minority leader, currently the house majority leader there. the governor of california and governor-elect of california. here he's going to be visiting the town of paradise, california, which in the words of kevin corke, our white house correspondent, who is there, it is basically a moon scape, in his words, that is there is quite simply nothing left. it's been burned fully to the ground. that's what they call the camp fire there, which has now been contained by about 50% or so. that is the northern fire just north of sacramento, we saw on the tarmac there as air force one pulled up, the helicopters, both blackhawk helicopters and the osprey that will take the
president and the press pool on a tour. so you understand what's happening here is the president has walked off the plane. there is a press pool travelling with him as well and the president comes over and makes remarks to the press as you talked earlier. doesn't look like the president is headed over there. right now he's headed to the president to survey the damage. countless homes to destroy in the fires. in some cases there was one way in and one way out. people just cannot take it. gillian: we talk to the firefighters and first responders on the ground in these type of situations where they face the aftermath of
natural disasters, i don't know if you can actually call this an aftermath. but this is not part of the hardest task. going and finding people, finding the remains of families and figuring out who is what, figuring out which of the people missing might eventually enjoy being reunited with their families and which have passed away. it is a tough arduous grueling task ahead of them now. the next 24 hours will be painful for folks on every side. hopefully president trump being there will be a morale boost. leland: we know that he will meet with first responders. he is there with the governor of california and the governor elect. they'll head off for their stock to survey the damage. the other part of this, for first responders we are dealing with this, we heard that the
wind will pick up through this weekend, rain is still a few days off. you have firefighters are exhausted. they have been working sort of, endless shifts in hot, brutal conditions. trying to contain these fires. then with the possibilities of more fires to come. something that the president will hear about and there's a saying that there are times the commander-in-chief becomes a comforter is-- comforter in chief. gillian: we will come back to this when he lands in the helicopter. meanwhile i will i think my guess for sticking with us. we will talk to you soon. kevin is live with more on the presidents trip. he is out of paradise. kevin, what can you tell us? reporter: a great job with your
coverage folks. we will learn more with the president and share it with you and the viewers across the fox news channel. let me just say this. so what you will about the president but he is consistent with disasters. the full weight of the federal assistance is always at the ready. in fact, it is distributed as quickly as possible. in fact, as a ticket to twitter let me share a bit of what the president had to say before making his way here to the golden state. he said on twitter, thank you to governor sherrod brown. look forward to joining you and newsom in california. we are with you. obviously speaking on behalf of all of the american people. as he pointed out, the president on the ground in the golden state. clearly, he gave the reporters there at the white house, before making his way here to california, a bit of a preview and i want to just share part of what he had to say because i think you'll find it instructive as we look forward to what he hopes to do all he's here on the ground. cracks were going to california
and making two stops. we are going to the areas that you know very well and it is a shame to see many more people missing than anyone thought possible. and i want to be with the firefighters and fema and first responders. i will be spending a lot of time, we will be coming back here probably landing at 4:00 in the morning or something like that. but we want to spend a lot of time. reporter: i want you to hang onto the last thing they heard him say there. we want to spend a lot of time. that is what's really behind this opportunity for the president. you've seen the pictures, they been devastated. dozens dead, hundreds more if not as many as a thousand at last check. still missing because of the fires here. this is a recurring problem. i just want to share little factoid to give the people a home a sense of how often this has been a problem.
not just the golden state but the american taxpayer. in fact 2005, california has received some $6 billion in fema grants to fight and obviously rebuild of the numerous wildfires. you may say how many? since they better hundred 98 federal disaster declarations. it is the most of any state in the country in almost all, 177 out of 198 federal declarations involved fires. one of the main arguments the trump administration is trying to make is, we collectively, federal and state governments can do a better job of mitigating these fires before they happen. and maybe that would not only reduce the number of disaster declarations, it would save lives. it is a conversation. the president expects to have that with the incoming governor, sherrod brown, the outgoing governor and a number of first responders and those on the ground doing the heavy lifting as the community tries
to recover. gillian, leland? gillian: the president is receiving -- i think another leasing the toll in this fire, 75 dead over a thousand missing, it is a conversation well with having. thank you. leland: we keep watching marine one as it gets ready to take off. from beale air force base. you can see a number of the other helicopters that travel with the president, not taxiing off. also traveling with the president, a full -- and one of the osprey they will be there as the president greets everybody. they will get the pictures of him talking to not only first responders also talking to those who have lost homes who are still searching for relatives. in the present point out it's going to be a long he is going to spend a lot of time and norma california. that is where the campfire is, that is where paradise california is, and so many have said it has been leveled in a way that there is not much
recognizable left. come this afternoon california time down near los angeles, the woolsey fire destroyed so much of southern california. malibu, that we all know. along the pacific ocean in some cases the fire went all the way down to the beach. jonathan hunt is there as some folks have been allowed to return to their homes or perhaps what was their homes. cracks good afternoon for you. this is a moonscape as well. kevin was talking about up in paradise, is extraordinary when you look around, just talk about the politics of the presidential visit. i can tell you that the people who are coming back to find that this is all that's left of their home, don't care about politics. they do not care if this is caused by climate change or whether this was caused by poor
land management. all they care about is getting their lives back together. as you can see, quite plainly here, that is going to be a very tough time for hundreds of families here in malibu and the other areas north and west of la. that got hit by the woolsey fire. they come back and find this. absolutely nothing. nothing salvageable. whatsoever. if you look over to the horizon beyond us, those of the santa monica mountains over there. those are the mountains over which the flames came and they rushed down, so quickly, so fast. very few people here in malibu had any time to grab anything except the barest of essentials. they didn't have time to gather photo albums. all of those things, all of the memories people like to keep hold of, there just was not time. what are they -- when are they
going to build to get back here? are people asking several times a day and the answer is not good. we are being told it could take some time. days, even weeks. simply because it is so dangerous and right now there is no power in any of these areas. listen here to a spokesman from socal edison. >> we have no estimates right now from full restoration. but we'll stay at this for the days forward and probably well into a few more weeks. reporter: these are all people who love their homes. and i know the people along the street, leland, because a decade ago this is the very street that i lived on. these are ordinary hard-working americans. these are not the malibu millionaires you hear about so often. they are nice homes but homes that people work for for years and years to build up. you can imagine the families sitting here in the outdoor
grilling area. with the view of the mountains. reality is, they may never be able to do that again. and that is a story that is going to be similar for hundreds of families in this area. this is devastating. what so many people having to go through right now. leland? leland: make a very good point at what people care about at a time like this. jonathan hunt, malibu, california. with some of the stories the president when undoubtedly here as he had to southern california. thank you so much. gillian: election workers across florida examining thousands of contested ballots by hand. before tomorrow's deadline. peter doocy is live with more. reporter: the hand recount is with bill nelson and rick scott. there is a 274 vote -- now
nelson's lawyers are inside trying to figure out why the count, the recount total is off by 2000. >> the ballots are in the building. the ballots are in the building. somebody must have put their stack in a tray where it did not belong and we did not pick that up. what we can do is recount, we can go back and recount that. the ballots are in this building that there will be nowhere else for them to be. but they are misfiled. reporter: there are two reasons that 2000 missing ballots are not going to make a difference. one, they would not put in also ahead even if you got all of them. and number two, the machine
recount results were submitted two minutes late. and rejected. so the original election day count is the one that stands. of course that was before anyone realized there were thousands of ballots missing. the nelson campaign was also set back by a federal judge because they wanted to see, to bend the rules and counterbalance that were not received in the mail by 7 pm on election day, and the court decided not to make an exception. that impacted thousands of ballots which means thousands can possibly never end up in nelson's column. rick scott has the victory still has not been certified. now accusing nelson's lawyers of just trying to play this out in court so that they may be able to alter election law in florida ahead of the 2020 presidential contest. gillian? gillian: not reassuring at all. peter doocy, thank you. leland? leland: try to make sense of this if he can come we have florida top radio host, what is
it about you and florida elections? it looks like the ridiculous 2000 ballots missing. >> some of us do have ptsd from 2000. it is not really a border problem it is very much a broward and palm beach county problem. there are very specific reasons why we are in this mess. in a single first reason, it is that we have a bunch of laws, new laws i came to place in 2001 and they simply have not been followed by the supervisors of elections. palm beach and broward counties. leland: it brings up an important point. the supervisor of elections report to the governor. if rick scott -- if brenda sipes is talk about this he could have done something about this does he have any responsibility? >> that is correct. there has been a big discussion
about that. for years now, brenda has been running some of the guidelines in the state for, going back to election cycles in 2012. even political elections and he could have done something about appeared he chose not to so he is getting bitten by his own situation here. leland: do think that is fair criticism? >> i do think it is fair criticism. there are plenty republicans willing to make it. ultimately, rick scott will come out of the recount just fine. but there is a lesson to be learned here. i think the single first lesson is that we have laws and if we do not abide by them then we have consequences. leland: peter doocy reported that there is an insurmountable lead by rick scott over senator nelson. this was chuck schumer on wednesday. talking about bill nelson, take a listen. >> bill nelson is strong as can be. he believes, i believe.
he is won a majority of votes for as long as it counted, he will continue being senator from florida. leland: does that make any sense to you? >> that is an altered sense of reality. the first thing is, we take a look at actual recount anyway, the average statewide recount since 2000, the number of votes could change our 282. the muslim history of the united states is 1247. leland: your dad and as anyone gets in florida. what is rick nelson and andrew gillum -- what is the endgame? many agree neither will run the race. they are behind by too many as you point out. what do they want out of this? >> ultimately, you are seeing in the case of bill nelson, someone who has spent his entire life in politics. and he is retired at the end of this election. this is it. he has got nothing to lose. the case of andrew gillum, that is a situation where he went ahead on election night and gave it up before the florida
democratic party said hang on, we know how to do some things and so just hang tight. leland: we know how to do things -- >> i am not kidding either. leland: back to bill nelson. there's a graceful way and a non-graceful way to leave. recount after recount and lawsuit after lawsuit. no one classifies as graceful. does it matter anymore? are those people in washington saying, even if you press the issue longer, here's why and here's what's in it for you. >> i guess. i certainly do know bill nelson quite well. ultimately what they saw was an over vote and and under vote in the tens of thousands in broward and particular. and they saw that as a window of opportunity. obviously, it was one that was not based in reality and they have doubled down on this so many times that it's almost like they're going to take this
to me in a matter where it leads. they most important thing is the accountability at the end of this. leland: that will be of the new governor in florida. governor elect ron desantis. we'll see if it gets certified. peter doocy said it could happen as soon as tuesday. i appreciate it, thanks. >> thanks, leland, have a happy thanks giving. gillian: coming up the president says he will answer written questions from special counsel robert mueller himself. any plans to send them to him soon. this is democrat and even some republicans in congress are making sure it does not get sabotaged. >> plus we talk to the outgoing democratic governor. rumors in the 2020 presidential ring. also coming up, the navy
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this lasts. it is one thing of t-1 is a stepping stone. another if this goes on for a long time. francis the governor was saying they could be here 6 to 18 months the caravan. it means you have to feed everybody. so this is a food line. they're getting bread and pasta and beans. people are eating over here. right now they're saying there are 2600 of the caravan wagons here. the government is expecting another 3200. some are in for the long haul they are realizing in reality is setting in. they arrived here with certain blind faith. that generations before them had simply entered the us, asked for asylum and got released. then to live with family for
the president watching some of this is disturbed. he says why are caravan wagons carrying their honduran flag, a country they disowned and left? >> if that such fear and problems and they hate their country, why do we see all of the flags being waived? for guatemala, honduras, el salvador. we are seeing flags all over the place. why are they waving flags? it has nothing to do with asylum. this has to do with getting into our country illegally. >> i caught up with one of those guys who carried the honduran flag. who got called up by the president. he said listen, and carrying the flag not to represent the government of honduras that he believes are corrupt gang of thieves but for the people. >> and his family where he is born and is representing.
>> the big take away i have after covering this for five weeks i think, people do not have a lot of information. they really do not know what to do. he doesn't -- they did not know there was a change of the law. catch and release was over. and once said i'm going to the border and tell them about -- and i said you're not even going to get into see that. the weight is five weeks long if he even arrived today. so there is a lot of information these people simply do not know. that's too bad but they know they will be here a long time. leland: as he pointed out, at the beginning of this you have excellent work.we will be in tijuana this fall and winter. i appreciated my friend. gillian: for my insight in the information at the border unfolding now, i want to bring a texas republican congressman,
thank you for joining us on a saturday. you saw the live pictures out of tijuana just now along with all of us. those people do not look like national security threat to me. those people look like people who have traveled a long way, they are tired, probably hungry and they are scared. >> first off, thank you for having me on this afternoon. i appreciate it. i will tell you after several years of traveling to at least the texas border and going into the shelters that we provide for unaccompanied minors coming to the country, i have traveled to central america myself. i get it that there are people that leave for economic reasons but the statement that was made in the medium to this, the rhetoric that is used to nice is congress, the rhetoric in the previous initiation that came out of the white house was one that implied that if you could get here, you would get a slip, a paper that told you to
come in the country. and stay. and that is really what is, think of what they encountered on their truck up here. in fact it is a commodity from human traffickers in the countries to sell people a ticket or a charge that they can come to united states and it is expensive. it is an expensive, dangerous journey for them. i think it is important to get the word back that it is no longer business as was usual. you are going to have to comply with our asylum laws and the fact of the matter is, it is not a free ticket in. gillian: complying with asylum laws is one thing. you know that is a priority for the administration. but critics of the present will say, why create an environment that is inhospitable to refugees and asylum seekers?
this is a strong point for america. it has always been, why do we have to change that? >> i do not think that is the choice at all. i actually, the difficulty will be on the southern side of the united states border in mexico. look, the united states of america takes in more people legally, every year than every other country on the face of the earth combined. and it has been that way for several years. i do have the figures for 2017. the first year of the full year of the trump administration. but i believe it will be even a little higher. it's not that we are not welcoming the immigrants. but the other side of this is, in 2012, when president obama unilaterally said, i'm going to change my executive order, the immigration laws of this country, the word went back that hey, if you cannot get up there and get one of these notice to appear, again called
a permiso, they are nothing to worry about. when unaccompanied minors come to the country they become the charge of the department of health and human services. -- gillian: if the administration is planning to welcome people at lawful point of entry, why is the president sending thousands of troops to the southern border? why are they spread out along all entry points of the border for hundreds of miles? >> because of the onslaught of people that were just being unloaded on this country and unloaded on our social welfare systems. children will have to be placed in schools. children's whose vaccination status is not known. and this is been going on for several years. gillian: you're comfortable with the idea that as critics of the president say his now militarized the southern border. this is fine to you? >> of course is not the first
time in u.s. history tappen. here is what i think is more important.when governments of those countries, honduras, el salvador, guatemala, governments of those countries, they have the obligation to take care of their people. and we are spending a ton of united six tax dollars on taking care of their children who arrive in this country. i think we should deduct that figure from foreign aid that goes back to those countries. make it about their money and that will make it important to those leaders. they need to be doing a better job not encouraging these caravans to leave. gillian: congressman, thank you for joining us and if using this conversation with some reasonable levelheaded talk. we appreciate it. we will have you back soon. >> thank you. leland: all right, president trump in california. getting off air force one. he is on board marine one. we will check in when he lands. and with midterms over the
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coming week. >> is a lot of the things we ask for. some things, for five big things left over off. it is a complete list 142 items. that is a lot of items. it didn't take very long. they were my answers. i don't need lawyers to that. reporter: the president's is answer the questions easily but also talked about his concerns over a perjury trap. the investigation to russian meddling in the 2016 election has resulted in indictments of 30 people and three russian entities for former trump campaign aides pled guilty. the president has criticized robert mueller. this week he called the team a disgrace to the nation and said he refused to look at bad acts and farms on the other side. that is not pleasing a lot of democrats. >> for what seemed like the millionth time, the present
angrily, widely and baselessly, ranted about the special councils investigation. it doesn't matter to him that his claims have no basis. >> has democrats demand once again, that in our negotiations on the omnibus bill, that the gop leadership include, join us including language that would say the special counsel to protect any special counsel. reporter: democrats say whitaker is problematic because he has publicly criticized special counsel. there is also a legality of the appointments for some congressional republicans like john cornyn are urging the white house to quickly submit an attorney general nominee to try and eliminate some of the concerns. gillian: thank you for that reporting. you is cut through and bring us what matters. leland: a full recount in
florida. underway. hand recount that is. the deadline tomorrow. and minority leader, nancy pelosi, knows her bid for house speaker this week. there was a big question about how much support she can garner from her colleagues and will the president help her out? >> have overwhelming support in my caucus. to speaker of the house. i've always been amazed by what's next.
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technically over. we are still waiting on florida in a couple of house races. but 20/20 is already starting. among the democrats who have ahead to iowa and new hampshire are going colorado governor john hickenlooper. i know it is not official but did the midterm results make it more or less likely you will throw your hat in the ring? [laughter] >> i do not think they had that big an impact although it was interesting to see how many of
the successful democratic candidates across the country really managed to bring in different backgrounds. they were not the traditional politicians that camp in the military, business, all walks of life. leland: as i was telling gillian turner at the break you and i knew each other. a retired geologist turn owner. look at the list of democratic candidates we have two camps, if you appear to have the progressives and shall we say, you have moderates or more practical among the democratic presidential hopefuls. in your fairly squarely group of that who is willing to work pretty much across party lines, doesn't make it harder for you and a potential primary?>> i don't think so. i mean, there certainly are schools of thought that say that creates a barrier. unless you are you know, right on the edge of every political debate you will not get
traction in a national primary. i'm not sure that's true. i think there might be a, almost like a new solid majority people that really do want to get things done was election is over. we have to roll up our sleeves and what are the places where you can find comments of interest, common ground and compromise. and move our cities, our state and country forward. >> presidential candidates are always asked to answer for the most polarizing among them in their party. nancy pelosi. if she become speaker, does make it hard for democrats like yourself, potentially running for president, they'll have to answer someone who is unfavorable or worse than the president. >> well, i think you'll get speaker pelosi and she did go out and she recruited personally, a number of candidates that were successful in the midterms. leland: but governor, 11th candidates that were most successful in the midterms, flipping swing districts that
you would need if you're ready for president. by saying i'm not voting for nancy pelosi. [laughter] >> there was some of that but i do think she is extreme as people say she is. certainly, at some point there will have to be a transition predinner she's working through. what is that transition of power? what does that look like in the house? leland: you know the president is fond of coming up with nicknames for some of his opponents. if we look back at the list of the 20 or so democrats there are a few that already have nicknames. have you thought or perhaps worried about what possibly yours might be? [laughter] >> you know, i have a childhood where experienced many of those nicknames already. i mean, [bleep] scooper, chicken cooper, leland: something you haven't heard or is more insulting? >> exactly, more insulting. leland: have about 60 seconds left. i will give you a little bit of an easy one on this.
what is missing from the conversation right now that you will add? the iowa caucus is february 3, 2020. the debates between the potential democrats could start as early as mid spring. what is missing from the conversation you will bring? >> i think there's got to be a deeper dive into jobs and how we do the training for the pre-does not very popular. leland: how do you run on a jobs platform when were experiencing the lowest unemployment we had in the country in decades? your state of colorado is exploding! >> right, we've been number one in the country for the last two years according to the news. but that is not the point we know we'll have a recession. anyone that doesn't believe that is kidding themselves. so i think we have to look at one of the, what are long-term investments to make sure that they continue and how to get people to participate in this expanding economy?
how do we make sure that we are expanding the middle class as well? leland: probably some of the lessons were the incoming class of governors will be talking to a little while in colorado. good to see you as always. >> nice to see you. thank you for having me on. gillian: still ahead, the latest worship getting ready to hit the high seas. a look at this right after the break. that's why we designed capital one cafes. you can get savings and checking accounts with no fees or minimums. and one of america's best savings rates. to top it off, you can open one from anywhere in 5 minutes. this isn't a typical bank. this is banking reimagined. what's in your wallet?
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morning i want to get this up on the screen. if we have it. he said, i can get nancy pelosi as many votes as she wants in order to be speaker of the house. she deserves the victory. she has earned it but there are those in our party trying to take it away. she will win. alex i want to you first. >> i think nancy pelosi will ultimately be the speaker. i do not think she will need the president's help or votes to get there. but the challenge is that there's a huge vibrant class of new people with a lot of demographic and partisan and age split, generational split. there will be a lot of pressure. the question is how she navigates that pressure to let some of those folks feel they are empowered and participate and how she balances that frankly, with exercising authority as speaker to punish some of these folks have come out and said they would not support her. >> aren't you kind of saying meaning you and possibly even
president trump are saying there is for the division in the democratic party? >> to be honest is to have nancy pelosi at the speaker. the state blew that up right now. frankly from the perspective she just won the super bowl. it creates chaos and a thing for the democrats perspective a much smoother outcome. gillian: kevin would you think? >> i think i can agree with alex. earlier they said you don't dump the star quarterback after winning the super bowl. she presided over the biggest democratic three as alex a big family over 60 percent of the democratic caucus is either woman, lgbt people or people of color. she will be over the most democratic caucus of the country. she will get the votes on the fourth end of the day. gillian: what about room for the next generation for new
energy? >> is a great point. we had a congressman, a latino member from mexico who ran our dccc. you have someone that was on earlier in openly gay member from rhode island that had support of our policy committees. in the congress, said to take over, half of our chairman are people of color. so we have the most diverse caucus in history of the country. i think this speaker pelosi will find ways to elevate younger members as we are seeing it already play out. since last tuesday. >> only a few seconds left. alex, what you say about this -- i mean on your side, how are you preparing to go back into the new session, 116 congress? >> is just the reality that a lot of the members frankly have not faced and they will have to get used to. fortunately, we did have a lot
of leadership on the republican side in a think leader mccarthy and the team are ready to roll. gillian: ready to roll but are they feeling a little down in the dumps? about the election? >> you never like to lose elections and even westerlies majorities. but i think they are prepared to go ahead and try to advance their agenda. >> alex vogel, kevin walling, thank you for your time. we will check back in with you in a few weeks. >> thank you. >> thanks for having us. leland: 1:56 pm on the east coast, 10:56 am in california. this is marine one, they have touched off a the president's tour of much of the damage from the wildfires. continuing coverage on fox news from new york.
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