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sad. >> i wish we had more pictures. we'll see you back here on monday, have a great weekend for us at "the five." >> president trump says he wants meaningful background checks and does not expect major opposition from the powerful gun lobby. the president says joe biden is not playing with a full deck after the democratic front runner makes another embarrassing statement. plus, how big tech is affecting your life and what government could and should do about it. this is "special report." ♪ good evening, welcome to washington, i'm john roberts in for bret baier this evening. president trump wants meaningful common sense background checks in order to keep guns out of the hands of in his words crazy, demented, sick people.
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the president says that national rifle association one of his earliest and biggest supporters will not get in the way too much. the president made the comments during a wide-ranging impromptu news conference this morning before leaving washington for a pair of fundraisers in new york. correspondent rich edson starts it off in berkeley heights, new jersey where the president is arriving. good evening, rich. >> good evening, john. and president trump and congress have departed washington though the president and congress are working remotely this august. president says he is confident that these vacation consultations wril produce results. >> president trump: i don't want crazy people having guns. >> he said this time is different. he can secure the support of skeptics in congress for meaningful background checks. >> president trump: i spoke to mitch mcconnell yesterday, he's totally onboard.
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>> and the national rifle association. >> president trump: the nra will be there or maybe a little more neutral, that's okay, too. >> the nrac ceo says he opposes any proposal. mitch mcconnell is encouraged bipartisan conversations about potential solutions. democrats say they spoke with president trump and told him, quote, the best way forward to address gun violence is for leader mcconnell to let the senate take up and pass the house passed universal background checks legislation. for the tonight sign it into law. but for some democrats background checks don't go far enough. >> we have a duty, responsibility, obligation to go back to washington, d.c. and take up assault weapons. that's what people are crying for. >> mcconnell says senators will return next month as scheduled, following august recess. following the dayton shooter the president focused on an ohio state law requiring the
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government to expung saemd records. >> he did terrible things, when we was 18, everything was expunged. we have to get rid of that. >> others say this is a crucial political issue. >> here's my message to republicans f you don't on something you'll get annihilated in the suburbs in 2019. >> the president says his base is onboard. >> president trump: background checks, we have tremendous support for really common sense, sensible, important weak background checks. >> where heading to rj in, the president stopped at fundraisers in the ham tons. one of the hosts, steven ross the real estate developer whose company owns equinox and sole cycle. some celebrities are boycotting the fitness change. the president appreciate's ross' effort. >> he likes me, he respects me, we're doing a fundraiser this and doing a fundraiser with another friend of mine. i understand the fundraiser was
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totally sold out. it's very successful. >> republican national committee says the president raised $12 million today. he has just returned here to new jersey where he's scheduled to spend the next week and a half. >> rich, thank you. president trump says he received a very nice new letter yesterday from north korean leader kim jong-un. the president playing not so nice with china and a big tech company. gillian turner shows us. >> president trump: it's simpler not to do business. we're not doing business with them. >> president trump announced the u.s. is washing its hands of any and all dealings with the chinese telecom giant, a decision in which china halted purchase of american agricultural products and allowed its currency on drop to levels not seen in a decade. the freezeout might be a play to wrangle concessions out of
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china. >> that doesn't mean we won't free to something if and when we make a trade deal. but we're not going to be doing business with them. >> the president saying his policies have garnered fans in unexpected places. >> president trump: putin loves my china poll city. >> with stands the fox news fact check. >> i believe the president's instincts are right. >> trump said when it comes to the next round of trade talks he can take it or leave it. >> president trump: we'll see if we kept our meeting in kept. china wants to do something but i'm not ready to do that. 25 years of abuse. >> national security sources say the impasse over trade made it exponentially harder for the u.s. to lean in to china for help with north korea's ambitions. the president doesn't seem too bothered. >> president trump: i think we'll have another meeting. he wrote a beautiful three-page, right from top to bottom
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beautiful letter. >> trump and kim share more than constant correspondence. the president says they're both wary of the u.s.' annual joint military exercises with south korea. >> president trump: you know why? i don't like paying for it. we should be reimbursed for it. whferkts it comes to the broader region north korea isn't the only thorn in his side. >> south kree and japan are fighting all the time. they have to get along. it puts you in a bad position. >> breaking tonight, john, south korea's military reports north korea has fired two more unidentified projectiles into the sea of japan. the pentagon is yet to weigh in. if these reports are confirmed, this will be the fifth time in two weeks this has happened. the question here in washington now becomes how does president trump respond. >> if the past is any guide it's short range missiles, he probably won't say a lot. gillian furnisher, thank you. continued trade drove stocks
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down, the dow losing 91, the s&p 500 dropping 19, national dak falling 80. for the roller coaster week the dow gave back .75 of a percentage point, the s&p and nasdaq down half a point. authorities in texas say 291-year-old man accused of carrying out the deadly shootings last weekend confessed after surrendering to police. el paso detective says patrick crusius said he had been targeting mexicans. the detective said he emerged with his hands up from a vehicle stopped at an intersection shortly after last saturday's attack and told officers, quote, i'm the shooter. walmart has ordered workers to remove video game signs and displays that depict violence from their stores. there is no known link between violent video games and acts of violence. walmart will continue to sell the games, it will also continue to sell guns although workers have been told to shut off
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hunting season videos in the sporting goods depth where the guns are sold. a 20-year-old man accused of carrying guns into a walmart in that city. police say he was wearing body armor, had a tactical rifle and another gun along with more than 100 rounds of ammunition when he walked through the score on thursday afternoon. he did not fire any spots and shots and surrendered after he was stopped and held at gunpoint by an offduty pfeiffer. senior customs and border patrol officials say agents came under fire along the rio grande river. they say multiple gunshots were fired from the mexican river bank in an area known as the front on main landing near frontton texas. no one was injured. president trump is heralding mexico's work in cutting illegal crossings at the u.s. southern border. he also says the massive workplace immigration raid in
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mississippi earlier this week should be a warning to people trying to get into the country illegally. we have details tonight from los angeles. >> president trump: this serves as a very good deterrent. >> president trump weighed in on wednesday's i.c.e. raid in mississippi that resulted in 680 arrests. saying it's part of a larger strategy to curveball illegal immigration. >> president trump: when people see what they saw yesterday like they will see for a long time, they know they're not staying here. [crying] >> the secretive nature of the raid, saying the element of surprise was necessary to catch undocumented workers. but the president's 2020 rivals said it had the effect of tearing families apart. >> we should be uniting families. the priority should be keeping families together. >> they're simply good folks trying to live their lives, provide for their sons and daughters. >> the justice department says 300 of those detained during the
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raid have been released on, quote, humanitarian grounds. this massive enforcement action comes as apprehensions for illegal border crossings have declined for the second month in a row. just over 82,000 people were detained by customs and border projection agents on the southern border in july. the first time that figure has dipped below 100,000 in five months. down 43% from a 13-year high of 144,000 in may. administration officials are touting increased cooperation from the governments of mexico and guatamala, under the threat of tariffs, as a significant factor in decreasing the flow of migrants. the hot sum mores usually see a decline in border crossings but they say the latest figures are a deeper drop than the 9% seasonal decrease. >> maryanne aver ty, thank you. a federal judge says the trump
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administration cannot withhold millions of dollars in law enforcement grants from oregon to force the nation's first sanctuary sanctuary state to cooperate with immigration even forcements a judge says theed a 34rgs lacks the authority to impose conditions on the grants that were provided by congress. the justice department is refusing to comment on the case. president trump says joe biden can't answer a simple question and hopes biden gets the democratic nomination next coupler. the comments come following another embarrassing ng gaffe from the former vice president. hillary vaughn reports tonight, from the iowa state fair. [background talk] >> joe biden calls himself a gaffe machine. >> we choose truth over facts. >> you have people like margaret thatcher -- excuse me, people like the former chairman and leader of the party in germany.
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>> the fact is that the bills that the president -- the future president, the senator is talking about. >> the former vp is doing damage control cleaning up his latest misstep. >> poor kids are just as talented as white kids. wealthy kids. black kids. >> kate weddingfield saying he misspoke and corrected himself. still he's getting blowback but not from 2020 democrats, staying clear of the criticism of the frontrunner. >> i think joe biden being joe biden. >> i don't think he was being racist. like a lot of us when we spoke he got tripped up in his worth. >> i don't comment on the vice president, i comment on my campaign. >> the president isn't holding back his attacks. >> president trump: joe biden isn't playing with a full deck. this isn't somebody you cover as your president. but if he got the nomination i'd be thrilled. >> biden's campaign firing back
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telling fox, quote, donald trump's deck is all jokers. president trump also had a warning for 2020 democrats pulling the race card on him. >> they call anybody a racist when they run out of cards. i'm winning in the polls, they're december cat, they have got -- desperate. >> caucus goers push candidates to label trump as a priet supremacist. >> that's what i'm basically saying, then say it. >> it's semantics. >> i'm being very direct about it. i said it. >> no, you avoid. >> he supports white supremacy. >> delaney isn't the only candidate to get cornered over labeling trump. joe biden got peppered with the same question during his fair visit. he told the reporter, quote, you just want me to say the words so i sound like everybody else. john? >> tough crowd in des moines. hillary vaughn, thank you. up next, democrats in congress
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get ready to go to war with other democrats. first here's what some of our fox affiliates around the country are covering tonight. fox 9 in the twin cities, an fbi agent testifies the accused illinois militia leader charged with, onning the bombing of a minnesota mosque, kept a cache of guns that were altered to be fully automatic. prosecutors allege they drove from illinois to bomb a mosque in bloomington, minnesota. no one was injured in the august 27 attack. hairy pleaded not guilty. fox news says the father of a teenl killed by officers skws for a new investigation. michael brown was unarmd when he was shot. officer darren wilson said brown attacked him and was grabbing for his gun. wilson resigned but was never charged. this is a live look at salt lake city from fox 13 in utah, the big story there, crews work to
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clear the after math of nine different mudslides in the area. authorities say they began receiving reports about 8:00 thursday evening. several people were trapped in their cars for hours until crews could bring in heavy equipment to clear out a path. that's tonight's live look outside the beltway from special report. what a beautiful scene. we'll be right back. every day, visionaries are creating the future. so, every day, we put our latest technology and unrivaled network to work. the united states postal service makes more e-commerce deliveries to homes than anyone else in the country. e-commerce deliveries to homes you wouldn't accept from any one else. why accept it from your allergy pills? flonase relieves your worst symptoms including nasal congestion, which most pills don't. flonase helps block 6 key inflammatory substances. most pills only block one. flonase.
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♪ >> democrats in congress are getting ready for war with other democrats. the rise of progressives such as alexandria ocasio-cortez has incumbent lawmakers worried about pry i mary challengers -- primary challengers from the left. doug mcelway tells us about what they're doing about it. >> joe crawley was a strong candidate to become speaker of the house. along came an upstart bartender. virtually no political experience, little money, less knowledge of how to raise it. alexandria cortez beat crawley in a district where they stood no chance in a general election. >> the hope is kinetic. >> she's shaken established
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norms. no seniority. little respect from senior colleagues. she does have 5.1 million twitter followers and social media savvy. that has 41 other democratic incouple benlts worried about the challengers. steve israel tells incumbents take nothing for granted. the a.p. found 16 house democrats have raised over $1 million to stave off primary challengers. 20 others raised half million in the first six months of the year. one of the god fathers of the far left primary challenge is this man, until last week he was aoc's chief of staff. he convinced her and nine other far left democrats to mount primary challenges. he was the money man and described how the money bundling operation worked for inexperienced candidates. >> trying to find people that aren't career politicians. part of the advantage of having this unified campaign where the infrastructure and fundraising is decided for the candidates,
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can you get working people to run without them having to focus on fundraising. >> last ump march, aoc and he were hit with a complaint that they orchestrated an extensive off the books effort. nancy pelosi told her to rein it in. the speaker's motivation may have been to protect her moderate incouple benlts from a new wave of far left challenges. john? >> interesting election year. doug, thank you. democrats competing for the 2020 presidential nomination are not conceding the religious vote to republicans. getting the faithful to change sides may take di vibe strategy. here's religion correspondent lauren green. >> democrats are not ceding the religious vote to the republicans. >> galations 6:7 reads. do not be deceived. god is not mocked. >> i am walking the way of a religious progressive.
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>> presidential candidate and yaern mayor pete buttigieg is hiring a faith advisor. so is cory booker as democrats work to appeal to a different kind of faith voter. >> some candidates do better among some slices of religious america than others. that's a healthy thing, the candidates are running with a level of authenticity who they are and what their approach to the campaign is. >> in 2016 the evangelical vote helped donald trump take office. 80% of white evangelicals voted for him. moderate republicans have cornered pro-life issues and traditional marriage shall pastor jim wallace a political activist says there are other faith issues democrats can claim. >> the bible has 2,000 verses about the poor. 2,000 verses. i never hear any of that from the republicans. never, ever. >> a conservative like tony perkins of the family research council point to democrat
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support of a bill in congress he says emdpa sizes lgbtq and abortion rights at the detriment. >> people who follow the bible that believe the bible gives direction to our lives are not going to be deceived by the rhetoric. they look at the record. >> there is one thing that both religious liberals and conservatives agree on, it is that god does not belong to any political party. john? >> lauren green on the higher political powers at work, lauren, thanks. a federal judge in virginia says a school board transgender bathroom ban discriminated gains former student. the policy required gavin grim to use girls restrooms or private bathrooms. the judge says that violated grim's rights under the constitution and federal policy against gender based discrimination. >> up next whatever happened to segment, on the arab spring revolution and whether another one is under way.
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that has led some to question whether another arab spring type movement might be underway. greg palcot takes a look. >> the arab world in 2011 was the scene of mass revolt led by young people angry by the lack of democracy and jobs. activists took to the streets and the internet targeting leaders in the region. >> huge hope among the people, get rid of the dictatorship. military dictator in particular. they wanted to establish democracy anded rule of the law. >> early gains and hopes were lost in the authoritarian crackdown. violence and religious extremism. president mubarak forced out of power. a military sgovment led by al asisi took over and cracked down again. >> no change in terms of we're jipt is.
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no reclamation of the economy. >> in labia, gaddafi fell. but that led to civil war and chaos as a new strong man tried to gain control. >> it is more libya war, instability. >> we don't know. >> next door, to you neeshia where the movement started -- tunisia where it started got the most gains. >> they managed to stick to their ambition to keep democracy. >> important, there respect for some civil society already in place. unlike other country, they compromised and religious leaders avoided extremes. the region still facing economic and rn governance challenge, moderation might pay off analysts say as seen in recent leadership changes in algeria and sudan. >> fortune will favor the brave and favor those who are able to live a reform that will over a pitched of time, won't happen in
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one year, but over a period of time lead the a better future. >> the u.s. role was mix aid cord to beblelists. they say -- according to analysts. they say it's in the west's interests to foster careful change in the region. >> greg, thank you. does big tech have too much power over you and your family? we will talk about it, and what can be done with one of the experts in congress. that's coming up next. green things and brown things don't mix. just eat the food. i'm allergic to all things green. (mom sighs) ♪ ♪ kraft. for the win win. crabfest is back at red lobster with 9 craveable crab creations. like crab lover's dream with crab...crab... and more crab. or for those who want it all... new crabfest surf & turf. grab your crab crew, hurry in or order it to go! oh, come on. flo: don't worry.
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>> tonight we focus on big tech, how it affects you and your family and what your government could and should do about it. bret baier talk read sently with one of the leaders in congress, missouri republican senator josh holly. >> i want to talk to you about what's happening with big tech and your thoughts first of all in the big picture. how you view it, how you look at
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its, what are the concerns. >> the develop of a business model premised on taking stuff from us. in this case our information, our private data, without telling us. then selling it without our permission. then trying to get us addicted to their platforms so they can direct more ads to us and also extract more information from us. all of that without our consent. as a conservative, i believe in property rights. i think consumers actually, their information is their information. they ought to be able to control it. >> where dolls the regulation fall? you have a number of different things happening, fk. tc, doj, congress looking at it. how do you put it together, what's going to happen to the industry. >> you have the ftc and doj looking at antitrust. are these companies, we talk about the biggest companies, google, facebook, twitter. are they trying to stifle competition, are they stifling innovation. i worry they are. we need a doj, department of
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justice, inquiry into that. i'm glad that that is what the administration is doing. >> as a conservative, are you in favor of breaking them like a utility? >> if they violate the law. if they have violated the antitrust laws suppressing competition f they have gone out there and run competitors out of business in violation of the antitrust laws breaking up has got to be an option that's on the table. >> let me take the other side, these companies, are some of our most successful companies in the country. if you do that, if you find hah point and you break them up are you putting the u.s. at a disadvantage against somebody like china who will take over that big behemoth from the company. >> i'm not sure the companies are our most successful or represently represent the best of america in the way they say they do. google, facebook, they say. that but think about it, bret, what have they given the country in the last 10 or 15 years? they have been willing to part never with the repressive chinese government to make a
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buck. they have advanced a left wing agenda whenever they. can. are they creating jobs in the middle of our economy, are they creating jobs in the middle of the country? no. >> mark zuckerberg was on capitol hill, asked about competition. here's what he said. >> the average american uses about 8 different apps to communicate and stay connected. there's a lot of competition that we feel every day. that's an important force that we feel in running the company. >> look at the market concentration facebook enjoys, it's enormous. and i think he is worried about competition, we know he's worried he tried to buy out companies that he thinks will compete. he tried to absorb them and roll them into facebook. that's an anti-competitive strategy. that's why president trump's justice department is looking at it. but i should say that congress needs to take action. whatever happens on antitrust congress needs to take action to protect people's data, protect kids online, and also to make
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sure these companies aren't censuring conservative speech. >> there's stats that talk about aducks to social media which are pretty staggering. >> yeah. >> 72% of people use some type of social media, when you go to 18 to 29 the number climbs to 90%. kids really are getting absorbed into this culture. >> and let me give you some statistics that i think are alarming. that is the correlation we're seeing between social media moussage among young people especially teenagers and depression. the correlation between social media use and suicide. between social media use and the inability to form useful relationships. the data is early but the early returns are alarming. i talk to parents all over my state who say i don't want big tech raising my kids, i want to raise my kids, i want to have the ability to say no to big tech. i don't want them tracking my
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kids, exploiting my kids, i don't want them taking my kids' information and selling it. we need to give parents that power. >> there's some who say there's no social media addiction. >> we should listen to parents and allow parents to raise their own children and give them the tools to do. that as a father myself, two little boys at home, something my wife and i think about literally every day. >> look into your crystal ball, let's just say the ftc and doj continue their investigations. what happens regulation-wise? >> i hope that we will be able to begin where we ought to be all agree, protect kids number one. stop the tech companies from tracking kids online. give every adult the right to opt out of being tracked. and give every american the right the know how much is my personal data worth to google? i'd like to know what google values it at. i'd like to give it back. if google has it i don't want them to have it, they should delete it. >> a couple more issues of.
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one is the deficit and debt. just passed spending caps and debt ceiling increase. on the campaign trail in missouri we've talked about concern of the deficit and dealt. is this dealing with that concern? >> well, i voted no on that increase and on the deal that would allow the debt and the deficit to rise. i think we need to rebuild our military. that's something that has been decimated by years of feckless leadership of president obama and the democrats. over and above that, my problem with the current proposals out of congress, it increases spending way, way, way beyond what is required to rebuild the military on the nondefense side. it's massive increases to no clear purpose. i think we have got to stand up and say it's the american taxpayer who's on the line for. this we can't just do this. >> if you don't have the president in your party saying that how do you fight that battle on capitol hill? >> i think the president has been strong on this. i think the president negotiated it was important to him to get
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the defense increases and to protect defense. that was the right thing on do. >> i followed you around missouri campaigning for the big run against clare mccaskill. seven months in, your biggest takeaway, this place is broken? >> it's broken, it really is. there's no reason to keep doing things the same old way. i think if the people of my state send any message in 2016 and 2018, they're tired of the old ways of doing things and they're tired of the political establishment in both parties. >> you don't think they hear the noise we hear in washington? >> i don't think they are focused on the noise. washington foe can you cusses and crow eights noise of the people at home are thinking about how can i raise my kids, how can i get a raise in my job, pay for my healthcare, and how can i hold my family and my community together. this town is focused on elites. politics need to focus on the american middle, people in the middle of our society who sustain this country. >> senator, appreciate the time.
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>> president trump: we have tremendous support for really common sense, sensible, important background checks. leadership is doing a really good job. mitch mcconnell, kevin, nancy pelosi, spoke with chuck schumer yesterday, there's a lot of goodwill about this issue. >> in the wake of the shootings last weekend president trump saying there's goodwill. there is political support for meaningful background checks. but is there really? let's bring in the panel. mark thiessen, american enterprise institute, charles lane from the "washington post," fox news contributor steve hayes. mark, start us off, this just talk or is there really an appetite for something to happen? >> i don't think there's an appetite for background checks. the legislation, bipartisan legislation in the senate, that bill failed in the democratic controlled senate. there's not a lot of support for
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background checks. keep this in mind the democrats, any time there's a mass shooting, the democrats have the exact same playbook. blame the republicans, they met with, with the gifford shooting, predates trump, call republicans a racist, and then use it, politicize the attack and then use it to push gun control legislation that would have not stopped the attack. there's no evidence that background checks would have had anything to do, would have done anything to stop either of these attacks. there are things that could be done if it was an interest in not politicizing this, getting something done like red flag laws, there's bipartisan support, make sure the people, you create the mechanisms people reporting to the police having mental problems, look like they might be causing harm to themselves or others, you could temporarily take away their guns and have a hearing in front of a judge. that's something that could have stopped one of these attacks. that's not what the interest is. they want to politicize this. >> the nra said the same thing you did about background checks.
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president trump believes he can't get them onboard. listen here. >> president trump: i believe that the nra, i've spoken to them numerous times, really good people. i think they're going to get it. in the end, wayne and the nra will either be there or maybe will be a little bit more neutral. >> charles the president does have a good relationship with the nra. but in the past he has said similar things and then it's just gone away. >> i think a lot key pendz whans over the -- depends what happens over the next 3 or 4 weeks. it's the august recess, they're going home to listen to people talk about this. everything mark said describes what happened in the past. but this was an extraordinary event. this is two mass shoot things the course of a single weekend, one carried out for political motives, we don't know about the other one. that changes the dynamic. the mere fact the president and the senate majority leader have been hostile to any down control legislation -- gun control legislation feel they have to talk about doing it, shows how
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much the situation is. >> steven hayes, the same was said about sandy hook, that was supposed to be the tipping point, the mass casually event. it went away. then we had las vegas. all of these they are shootings. and nothing happened. >> the reason i think mark is right, i don't think anything is going to happen. the one outside chance that something will happen is if donald trump wants to get involved. he can move republicans, in congress. on virtually anything. they're afraid of him. if donald trump decides that he wants to make background checks and whatever is on his list on the list of the white house real priorities, he can make them priorities for the republican party. he's moved the republican party on a variety of other issues. if he wanted to do it. does he want to do it. >> the president brought up as he was leaving the white house the notion that the political rhetoric that's gotten to levels i don't think we've seen before, the president continues to be
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accused of supporting white supremacy, accused of being a racist. here's what the president said this morning. >> president trump: i don't think it helps. i don't like whilt they do it, i am not any of those things. i think it's a disgrace. and i think it shows how desperate the democrats are. >> he said it hurts democrats. and then he brought up the idea of racism as well, and said you play the race card because you have no other cards left. doesn't the fact, mark, hurt democrats? >> i think he's right. this predates donald trump n2000 the naacp ran millions of dollars of racist ardz against george w. bush comparing him to white supremacists involved in the lish muching of james burke. in 2012, the democratic national committee said that mitt romney was a racist because of welfare reform policies. they said the same thing about john mccain. to democrats, it's not just donald trump that's a racist, republicans are racist.
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the boy who cried wolf. when you say it enough times then you actually, you know, no one believes you. >> 30 seconds left before we got to take time for winners and loses. calling the president a white supremacist, you aren't by association suggesting that anybody who supports him subscribes to the same adeology. can can that backfire? >> sometimes the golf is a golf. -- the wolf is the wolf. sometimes you alienate voters but that's not what this is about. this is winning votes in the primary and selling yourself to the democratic base and worried about the other thing later on. >> 51% of americans think donald trump is a racist in a poll, democrats take it one step further. he's not just a racist, he's a white supremacist. they would be smarter to confine it to the poll. >> winners and losers, mark? >> loser is joe biden, gave a shameful speech comparing president trump to george wallace. he called mitt romney, he said
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he'll put you all in chains. all republicans, not just trump, are racist. my winner are the heros of the 1944 uprising. i came back from poland where i attended the 75th anniversary ceremonies with my 91-year-old mothers who was an insurgent who fought for the uprising. i took my kids. >> president trump will be going there labor day weekend. charles? >> my winner is police chief of dayton, ohio, who not only supervised a force who performed heroically, but he also looked at the cameras and spoke truth to the american people about the fact that these weapons should not be on the street and called them fundamentally problematic in a civilian environment. my loser the person public's sense of safety. people running in panic from motorcycle backfires in times square. >> and the winner quickly -- loser is the house republicans, they saw will hurd retire, a lot
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of retirements are coming. my winner, colonel roy knight junior, captain brian knight, brian is a pilot for southwest airlines, flew his father back, was lost after the vietnam war, last time he saw his father he was five years old at dallas love field in 1967. fantastic video that went viral, one of the few viral videos that deserve it. >> when we come back, notable quotables. we get it. it's just the way things are. when you're under pressure to get the job done, it seems you have to accept the fact that some equipment will sit idle, or underutilized. but it doesn't have to be that way. that's why united rentals is combining equipment, data, safety and expertise to help your worksite perform better. united rentals. a better worksite is here.
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condition. >> woe received in total through our system 15 victims. >> on a day that would have been a normal day for some one to leisurely go shopping, turned into one of the most deadly days in the history of texas. >> to have that level of weaponry in a civilian environment unregular lated a problematic. >> i don't want anybody harassed. >> put their names in public. [crying] >> he's not a criminal! >> anybody has it inside them, it's liky your chicken may have been processed by these families. >> fanned the flames of white supremacy. >> white supremacists. >> is the president a white supremacist? >> he is. >> president trump: racist, racist, racist, that's all they use. >> we have turned truth over fact. kids poor kids are just as talented as white kids.
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>> joe biden as lost his fastball. >> everyone in the political arena, just ratchet down the rhetoric. >> yeah, that like that's going to happen. thanks for watching "special report." i'm john roberts in washington. "the story" guest hosted by jon scott starts right now. >> mitch mcconnell declaring victory as twitter reverses its decision to lock his campaign's account, because it posted this shocking video of protesters calling for mcconnell's death. >> he's in there nursing his broken arm, should have broke his wrinkled ass neck. >> stab the (bleep) in the heart. >> good evening to you, i'm jon scott in for martha maccallum, this is "the story." athlete-day saga over the threatening video once again viewable on mcconnell's campaign account ended after the trump campaign, the republican national committee, and top conservative groups v


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