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f illegal immigration and how to fix the nation's broken system. just miles from where the u.s. turns into mexico it has a population of a quarter million people with nearly everyone classifying themselves as hispanic or latino. a chapter of the border patrol council that visited trump today. that's one of the country's largest with 1400 border patrol agents. katy tur is here with me on this busy thursday morning. good cityto see you. what are we expecting as far as mr. trump? >> 1:00 p.m. local he's going to go directly to the border and he is after that going to have a meeting with local law enforcement. this down, as you said is mostly latino. it's unclear what sort of welcoming he's going to get here, but he will be here at 1:00 p.m. today regardless. this morning donald trump is set to make his first visit to the mexican border as a presidential candidate. he's made border security his rallying cry with these
controversial comments about undocumented mexican immigrants. >> they're bringing drugs. they're bringing crime. they're rapists. and some, i assume are good people. >> two weeks ago, trump told me he's visited the border three or four times before. >> but when was the last time you were there? >> um probably three years ago. >> how do you, if you haven't been there in three years, how do you know that it's such a problem? >> because i knew it was bad then and it's worse now. >> insisting his comment about undocumented immigrants won't hurt him. >> i will win the latino vote because i'm going to put them to work. >> trump remains a lightning rod for criticism much from fellow republicans. former texas governor rick perry tore into trump wednesday, calling his candidacy a cancer and blasting his comments on immigrants. >> donald trump the candidate is a sore of division, wrongly demonizing mexican americans for political sport. >> and after trump publicly
revealed lindsey graham's cell phone number. graham used humor to hit back. starring in this tongue in cheek video showing how to destroy a cell phone. and joking with kelly o'donnell about trump's temperament. >> would you want to give him the nuclear codes? if he had a bad day, maybe he would put them on the internet. >> trump defended his tough talk arguing his rivals are picking fights with him. >> now am i supposed to you know, say it's okay for them to say -- one guy, i guess it was lindsay graham called me a jackass. am i supposed to say it's okay? i'm called a jackass. you have to fight back. >> so let's talk about that wall that he says he wants to build. it would have to cross four states, be 2,000 miles long. he told me in that interview it would be impenetrable. experts say, though, to build a wall like that, it would cost billions of dollars. >> and he says the mexican government would pay for it. >> he says the mexican
government would pay for it. >> how would that happen. >> he said you have to wait and see when he is president. also he came out to the hill saying he's considering running as an independent if the rnc doesn't treat him fairly, in his words. >> he feels the rnc so far has not been treating him well. >> so far, yes. >> great to see you in person. >> we also have new details about donald trump's wealth. no doubt, he's a very wealthy man. trump says he's worth about $10 billion. according to new finance disclosure forms, forms he just filed, that number is kind of tough to prove. nbc news white house correspondent peter alexander is here to break it down for us. good morning. >> good morning to you. here you go the mammoth 92-page financial disclosure form. one thing is for sure, trump is a rich man. by far the richest in this race. he holds executive positions or stakes in 515 business entities. more than half of those by the way, named after trump. his income last year alone, at
least $362 million. his fame's always been derived from his fortune but only now for the first time is the world getting a detail look at just how much donald trump is really worth. >> i don't need anybody's money. >> the answer, more than $1.4 billion. trump has boasted he's worth $10 billion. >> donald trump's net worth is huge. what we don't know is how huge it actually is because the documents aren't built to calculate this kind of wealth. >> because the financial disclosure form only asked for broad ranges. so here's trump by the numbers. nearly $2 million for seven speeches like this one for samsung. >> samsung is an amazing company. >> close to cl600,000 from the central park carousel. he's still making $50,000 off his best seller, the art of the deal. and before nbc dropped it, the ms. universe pageant was a money
maker, earning trump more than $3 million last year. he's really raking it in on the greens. his golf empire worth than more than a half billion. trump ice, a cool $280,000. at least another million for licenses mattresses which means trump is making money while you sleep. with acting crediteds in movies like home alone 2 and zoolander trump' pension, $110,000. even his wife is bringing in at least $105,000 from licensing deals including a skin care collection called caviar that actually has caviar in it. >> that's pretty good skin care. bottom line if donald trump wanted to he could sell a couple buildings and finance an entire campaign himself. the question is whether he wants to, and whether the republican party is going to give him the chance to be their nominee. back to you. >> peter alexander, thank you very much. i want to bring in the mayor of the fine town of laredo, texas.
good to see you. >> welcome to laredo. >> it's a great town. i love it here. let's talk about the reception you expect donald trump is going to receive here. >> it's going to be mixed. we welcome donald trump. he's a prominent political figure. we open all people with open arms, and we welcome all other politicians as well. usually, laredo is a site for when these presidential campaigns get unfolded, they start visiting laredo which is great, because we need to highlight our city. we have a lot to do. >> talk to me about the city. the whole issue of the illegal immigration, and it's a problem for the country. how are you seeing that here in ground zero in laredo? >> we live and breathe the immigration issue. it does have a pinch on the educational system. it does have a pinch also on the health system. but we are a city of immigrants frankly. we all -- we come from a hispanic mexican descent.
we're 96% hispanic. so we deal with it. but we also understand that we need comprehensive immigration reform. that's essential. you know, we believe at least i believe, that the border needs to be secured. we also believe that these folks, the undocumented folks need to be brought out of the shadows and identified and processed someway somehow maybe not on the citizenship path, but some way. >> what one of the criticisms we have heard is when he talked about the broken immigration system, he also has a saying that a lot of people crossing over are rapists or murderers. i think that's an image that some people could get that i firme believe totally the opposite of the truth. you're correct. obviously, there's a small degree of bad people out there, but those bad people, laredo is a very safe city. >> it is. >> compared to cities of our
size and even bigger cities like two, three times the size, houston, san antonio we're a safe city. the border in general it's a misconception, and also a misconception that people, there's gun battles here because of the cartels and that sort of thing. whatever crime occurs here, which is small is non-cartel related. i want to convince the folks out there that visit laredo. it's a very safe city. >> told you this before. i'm a big fan of laredo. i thank you for opening your arms as you always do to msn brxmsnbc and all of us. >> good to see you. developing overnight, defense secretary ash carter made a surprise visit to iraq, his first since taking over the pentagon in february. he's getting an update on the fight against isis. a terror group james comey is calling a bigger threat than al qaeda. >> what keeps me up at night is
the isil threat in the homeland. and i worry very much about what i can't see. isil is not your parents' al qaeda. it's a very different model, and by virtue of that model, it's currently the threat we're worrying about in the homeland most of all. >> let's get the latest from the pentagon and jim miklaszewski. good morning. >> good morning, jose. >> what is secretary carter hoping to accomplish in this unannounced visit to iraq? >> what we're told here by pentagon officials, not to expect any new initiatives, any shift in the overall strategy there in the war against isis in iraq. for carter himself this is more of a reconnaissance mission, with his feet on the ground, he can better determine what's working, what's not working and what more needs to be done. while he's there, he's going to stress to the iraqi government and military that they have to be more inclusive. the shia-led government has to draw in more of those sunnis in the western and northern portions of iraq if they can
make any military progress against isis. all this comes at a team when it appears there the war appears to be at pretty much a stand-off. the u.s. air strikes and iraqi military efforts on the ground have not been able to dislodge isis from the nation's second largest city, mosul, and they still hold the capital toward the west of ramadi. they are nowhere close now to conducting any kind of counter operations to uproot those isis fighters there. so don't look for any drastic changes, but it's really important for the sect to have to go there himself to get a better look and a better hold and grip on exactly what needs to be done there. >> and jim let's switch to another big development involving the pentagon. the white house says the administration is in the final stages of a plan to finally close guantanamo. >> well the white house may be in the final stages but
congress is not. you'll remember that his very first full day in the white house, president obama pledged that he would close guantanamo bay in one year. well, what happened there? congress got in the way. because to close guantanamo bay, you have to do something with 116 prisoners who remain there. only 52 are thought to be releasable in other words, they would not pose a threat to be released. so that leaves more than that that would have to be incarcerated somewhere. and so far congress has been very uncooperative in providing a location but particularly the money to house any prisoners that would have to be held indefinitely, according to many experts in counterterrorism and the military. they would have to be held somewhere indefinitely and congress is not yet ready to sign that check. >> jim miklaszewski, thank you very much. >> i want to go to capitol hill where next hour the iran nuclear
deal will take center stage. in the hot seat secretaries kerry, moniz, and lew. they'll be facing tough questions from a skeptical congress. last night in new york thousands jammed into times square urging congress to kill the deal. let's get the latest from capitol hill and luke russert. luke, good morning. what's going on here? a big headline in the "washington post." secret deals become the latest congressional complaint about the iran deal. >> good morning. that's front and center and expect that headline to be front and center at the senate foreign relations committee hearing with kerry, moniz and lew, and these senators want to get to the bottom of look, in the context of this agreement with iran regarding their nuclear program, were there side deals made by the state department regarding iranian military facilities and other matters? tom cotton of arkansas someone who has been very outspoken about the deal, alleged the administration has misled the
public by not being fully open about the side deals. listen to what he had to say. >> unless congress gets the contents of the agreements and knows, for example how the iaea plans to expect the military site, i don't see how many member of congress could vote for this deal because it's based on verification and inspection. without that information, i don't see how we can trust the government of iran. >> cotton went so far as to compare secretary of state john kerry to pontius pilate getting biblical, if you will. what is at the heart of this is what he said the iaeae, they are the organization entrusted to inspect iran to see if they're keeping up their end of the bargain, and there is speculation that they're not up to do that soreor they have side agreements. they said that's hogwash, there are some agreements that will be disclosed to congress. none have reached the level that mr. cotton or other republicans
are alleging that this is some kind of charade that is being pulled, but expect this to be a real spirited hearing. i should also say this marco rubio, rand paul and the republican side are going to want to showcase their foreign policy credentials against kerry and tim kaine possible vp nominee, might play defense for kerry in the hearing. one that will have a lot of 2016 undertones, we could say. >> yeah luke russert on capitol hill, thank you very much. breaking right now, we just got word from the laredo border patrol unit that they're pulling out of donald trump's events today. let's bring back katy tur. >> the national union of the border patrol has decided to pull out. the local union members will not be attending. i spoke to trump's people. they said they're getting on the plane right now. they will be here, and their rr rr shrugging off the idea that the border patrol union is not going to greet them.
that is how they roll. they don't care what the reaction is. if the reaction is negative, they say it doesn't matter we're doing it anyways. >> was it an invitation that prompted him to come or was it him wanting to come and then getting the invitation? >> we were told that it's mixed. we asked the question of him the other day, when was the last time you went to the border? i think it planted the seed for him to come back down here. i think he found a group that allowed him to do so that he could speak to and have an event with. at the last minute, i guess, the national board of this group, the local patrolmen's union has said we don't want to take any part in this. so they force them to rescind the invitation. trump will still be here still make statements, still tour the border, but it's unclear who exactly will be touring it with him. >> remains to be seen. i'm sure he'll generate press either way, right? >> no doubt. >> thanks. just getting started on this very busy thursday edition of
"the rundown" live from laredo texas. still ahead, new information this morning about the death of sandra bland inside a texas jail cell. a live report on the results of the toxicology report. >> plus a white man suspected of killing nine black people charged with a federal hate crime. we'll speak to an attorney about what the new charges mean for the case against him. >> first, remember that warehouse fire breaking in new brunswick. 24 hours later, it's still smoldering. the good news is it's under control. about 200 evacuated residents are still waiting to be allowed back in their homes and epa officials are continuing to monitor the air quality. we are back in just seconds on "the rundown" with katy tur, who is here in laredo with me, which means it's a good day for all of us. fast. could be bad. could be a blast. can't find a single thing to wear.
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we're lurbing new details about sand law bland. she is the chicago woman who was found dead in a texas jail cell three days after she was arrested in a routine traffic stop. a medical examiner ruled the 28-year-old killed herself but bland's family disputes that. john yang is live outside the jail in texas. john, good morning. the preliminary toxicology reports have been released. what do they reveal? >> they actually haven't been released but they have been leaked a little bit. officials are saying they found marijuana, signs of marijuana in her system. one official said high levels of marijuana. they want to find out how long it had been in her system to try to figure out what impact it might have had on her death so they're making a request of the bland family a request that the family attorney says is
disturbing. >> late wednesday noeth, authorities ask sandra bland's family to preserve her body for more testing. >> now there have been reports in the media that marijuana was found in ms. bland's system and i can confirm that. as a result of new information that we discovered today, the district attorney mr. mathis, asked the civil attorney to please preserve the body. >> the prosecutor also said there's evidence she tried to cut herself one to two weeks plier prior to her death. on her first night in jail bland left a voice mail message for a friend struggling to understand what was happening to her. >> i'm still just at a loss for words honestly about this whole process, how does switching lanes with no signal turn into all this? >> the voice mail was obtained by ktrk in houston. newly released documents show earlier that day she told jail
officials she tried to kill herself in 2014 after losing a baby but said she was not suicidal on that day. her family's attorney said they were unaware of the past attempt and in any event, it does not matter. >> she had just gotten to texas the day before. she was about to start a job. >> now others are wondering how this traffic stop went so bad so fast. >> get out of the car now! >> texas state trooper said bland kicked him in the leg during the incident which lasts about 15 minutes. nbc news edited excerpts. >> why am i being apprehended? you opened my car door. >> i'm going to drag you out of here. >> it's not good. >> we watched the video with defense attorney rusty harden who is a former prosecutor. >> she's not entitled to physically resist him, but he has got certain responsibilities to make the situation not escalate out of control. >> i will light you up. get up. >> wow.
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invited trump to the border has pulled out of his events this afternoon. that's apparent lay after concerned expressed by the national border patron union. the republican front runner, donald trump will be here anywhere, we're told. he made the issue of immigration center of his presidential campaign, but he's come under scrutiny from nearly all of his rivals for comments calling mexican immigrants rapists and murders. jace joins me. how are you? >> thanks a lot. >> let's talk about laredo. paint a picture of laredo and what is the city that mr. trump is coming to today? >> a city of about 250,000 people. its economy relies almost entirely on cross border trade. the biggest commercial port on the border. and so people here, their livelihoods are very, very much tied to u.s.'s relationship with mexico. >> and for generations. >> particularly since nafta.
>> so most of the people who live here are latinos. >> 96%. >> and so you wrote in your article that you don't see that mr. trump is going to get a very warm reception. why? >> i doubt his point is to score votes here. but this is a strongly democratic, this is -- all of the elections here are decided in the democratic primary. and like i said the majority of latino, and his comments, i think, scared a lot of people about the u.s. relationship with mexico. there's 10,000 trucks that cross the border here every day. >> 10,000? >> 10,000. so it's really, really important to people's jobs that there be a good relationship. so i don't think that -- i spoke to a lot of people yesterday. some people said it was outright racism. other people said, maybe he's just talking about the people who are here illegally. but for us these aren't solutions that are going to address -- >> it alls come down to everyone here wants to see a solution.
they want to see something that all sides agree are broken, the immigration system. yet, no solutions. >> right, right. i think so. there are definitely people here who you'll talk to who say i came here legally or my parents came here legally. theretient shouldn't be people allowed to just come here and live here, but shutting down the border, building walls, that didn't fly with a lot of people i spoke to. >> thanks for being here with me from the san antonio exxress. let me bring in victoria at the university of texas and ricardo, digital director of npr's latino usa. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> julio, you've got the republican party trying to make in-roads with hispanic voters. what is donald trump pfsz visit here one way or another going to do for that? >> this is the deinstruction tour of the republican party. we're just in week number four or five. you know, of all the places and
i'm glad you brought a reporter. of all the places he chose, laredo texas. that, to me, signifies how the lack of understanding of that mexican american vote in texas of all the places you would go is laredo highly democratic. i'm not surprised that people told jason that people see tinges of racism in this visit. it's just -- it's just going to be -- you know there's a lot of words i can say in spanish that are not allowed to be said on msnbc, but i think this is a circus jose. >> and victoria, talk to me about texas. you know there are very few states texas, arizona, california, that have to deal with the issue of immigration more directly than the state of texas. and yet, it seems as though politicians are talking about immigration first, now on the
republican side, because of what mr. trump said, but there is no conversation about dealing with a system that all sides agree is broken. >> jose, because it's so difficult. it's such a huge issue. immigration, so many moving parts. what do we do with the visa system system, family reunification, the border? it's easier to say let's build fences. if there's one thing that gets people riled up in the republican party especially that very conservative base, it's the optics of the border. it's going down there and having a candidate or a politician traipse around. remember that a year ago, almost exactly, rick perry when he was still governor of texas, was down at the border during the surge of unaccompanied minors and he was racing around in a speed boat with sean hannity and people ate it up and they loved it. so now donald trump wants to build on that. build on those optics because
dealing with a comprehensive immigration plan is just too difficult, and he's not even going to get his hands dirty there. >> julio, talk to me -- i want your thoughts on this real quickly. talk to me about the media balancing act. the fact is that trump's here, we're here. so is it us? are we the ones that are somehow feeding this frenzy? or is it that we really have to take the opportunity of someone like trump to talk -- that talks about it to bring up all issues, other issues? >> i mean a couple points here. he is the front runner. when you said he's the front runner, as a responsibility, you have to cover it. the fact you are doing it is to speaking to you're covering the political cycle. one of the things that's happening is people are challenging trump, and he doesn't care. he doesn't care about anything. like he's going to come down later today, and you know, this border union, they rescinded the
invitation, and he'll jump up and down and say build the walls and i just want to mention the point, the irony of rick perry a year ago doing what he did, and now just this week saying that donald trump is a cancer of conservatism. i mean, this is just, you know, the world is up. this is garcia marquez, 100 years of solitude. >> julio of npr's latino usa and victoria soto thank you both for being with me. a pleasure seeing you. >> thank you. >> take care. today, dylann roof is facing federal hate crime charges for shooting and killing nine people in a bible study at a historic black church in charleston, south carolina, last month. roof has a trial date scheduled in about a year. the justice department indicted roof on 33 counts, including the hate crime charges for the slaughter in june 17th.
roof also faces state charges including nine counts of murder. joining me now is former federal prosecutor kendall coffey, good morning. >> thanks, jose. >> this probably didn't come as a surprise to you or anybody else, but why hasn't the justice department decided yet on whether to seek the death penalty in this case? >> well, that's actually a process that requires some further level of review. they take it very, very seriously in any kind of case whether they're going to actually formally request the death penalty. but significantly this indictment already identifies factors that make this case death penalty eligible. so i think it's very, very clear that that's where this case is heading. that both cases, to state homicide prosecutions and the federal hate crime prosecutions will be seeking the death penalty. >> kendall, who takes it first, the state or the feds? >> the state already has a trial date. and i don't think the federal government is here to push them out of the way.
so i think you'll see both cases proceeding forward. if the state court gets to trial first, and if the death penalty is renderered, it will then be a decision for the justice department, do they put the whole system and most especially the victimized families through the ordeal of a second trial if in fact complete justice is achieved in the first trial. >> kendall roof has already confessed to the shooting. what does the defense politics now going to include? >> well this is going to be the case where all ofthe defense can try to do is avoid the death penalty. they're going to try to develop some factors. and it's very difficult to see what it's going to be right now, as to why roof can commit these horrible crimes and not have full accountability for his acts. you know typically, these cases include some combination of trying to bring out whatever human side they can develop and trying to show if they can, that there was some mental or emotional issues that
contributed to the crime. this is going to be one of the most difficult defense cases that we have seen in a while. >> kendall coffey thank you. good to see you. appreciate it. >> thanks. developing now in colorado, jurors will resume deliberations in the penalty phase for james holmes. jurors are considering so-called aggravating factors that would make holmes eligible for the death penalty. this is just the first step in a three-phase process. holmes was found guilty of murder last week in the july 12th 2012, attack that left 12 dead and 70 injured. at the top of the hour secretary of state john kerry heads back to capitol hill for a first in a series of critical hearings on the nuclear deal with iran. among the issues sure to come up the fate for americans currently detained in the country. up next, montel williams joins me. he's been an advocate for one of the detained americans. he's fighting for all of these
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at the top of the hour secretary of state john kerry is expected to get grilled by some lawmakers on the iran nuclear deal. among the challenges on the hill, the question of what's going to happen to the four americans reportedly being held in iran. wednesday marked one year since washington post reporter jason rauzian was arrested. he's being held without trial in tehran's prison. also, a former marine, and reportedly, retired fbi agent robert levinson. none of them freed under the new deal with iran. but it's not kerry says for lack of trying. >> there was not a meeting that took place, not one meeting that took place believe me that's not an exaggeration, where we did not raise the issue of our american citizens being held. we remain very, very hopeful
that iran will make a decision to do the right thing and to return those citizens to the united states. and we are consistently, constantly, even now, continuing to work on that. >> joining me now, montel williams. a longtime advocate for hostages and their families. good to see you. >> thanks for covering this, because i tell you something, yesterday marks a very pivotal point in the hostages' lives. the president is now saying all four of their names. we're discussing this from the white house rather than everyone else discussing this around the white house. i'm looking at this a little more favorably. i really am. >> you are? >> i really am. maybe it's fake hope. maybe it's fake hope but i think now the fact that we are at least bringing this into the conversation, the world is hearing the secretary speak about this the president speak about this, the same way a month ago, you remember about three
weeks ago, i was in vienna while the talks were going on trying to see if we can illicit as much internoolsh support as we can can could to make sure that the hostages were released. what your viewers need to know is the sergeant next month will be in prison for four years, jose. four. he was the first american since 1980 to be sentenced to death. he has been tortured. this is four years. i'm glad the president actually said his name. >> and -- >> yes. >> montel, let's talk about that. he wasn't in iran in some stealth mission, sent there by the u.s. government. he was there on humanitarian grounds as a civilian. >> let's make sure we remember. he went as a u.s. citizen. he was required to get a passport two weeks before that claimed he was an iranian because of his parents' descent. he went to visit his ailing grandmother. two weeks on the ground he's arrested and sentenced to death for cooperating with a foreign
nation, for wearing our uniform. once, you know, the fervor hit the streets and people said let's back off this, they canceled the death penalty. they held a trial for him in absentia, and sentenced him to ten years for which he has already served four. even by iranian law, he could be released for serving a third of his sentence. >> what does it tell you about -- yeah what does it tell you about the nature of the regime? about the iranian regime? >> i think we have to look at it from a really huge bigger standpoint. we know for a fact the regime is kind of fragments. there are certain people controlling the hostages that don't control the other discussions. if you look at the regime last week after the deal was signed there were people dancing in the street saying death to america, but i want to take you back. since 1980 they have been saying the same thing. only when the hard liners can stay in place is to continue the rhetoric. go ahead.
>> i'm sorry, montel. running out of time but i want your opinion. you were a little po'd over donald trump's comments about mccain and veterans. he's coming here today to laredo. what has you so upset? >> what had me upset is the fact that the comment was so overly blanketed in saying that i don't support those who get caught. i don't want to put this in the same conversation but amir is sitting in prison. he was caught. not because he did anything wrong. they had him in prison now for four years. if you say that about one p.o.w., you say it about them all. people know, i wear my heart on my sleeve. the soldiers sailors, airmen, marine, coast guardmen are the reason donald trump gets to run. back off our troops, completely. if you don't, we make sure the troops get to say something about you. >> montel williams always a pleasure to see you. >> thank you so much. keep this alive, please, sir. >> take care. you can count on that. still ahead a same-sex
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so we did what most parents do. we started interviewing pediatricians. we met with half a dozen pediatricians until we found one that we really liked. we selected her. she met both of us and she told us to come see her once the baby was born. so we called, made our appointment. got the baby ready and got there. they put us in a room and when we got there, our doctor didn't show up and another doctor walked in and started moving forward with the appointment. and so we were kind of like whoa, where's our doctor? and she said, your doctor decided she's not going to see you. she prayed on it and decided she can't take van as a patient. >> so what happened? you just had to go to another pediatrician, you couldn't use the one you'd chosen and searched through many other options for, right? >> exactly. so we were sitting there in an office and the doctor continued with the appointment and we were just like -- we were humiliated heartbroken.
we were scared. we were sitting there with our 6-day-old baby and all that work we had done ahead of time -- it's not like we just showed up at her office. we had interviewed lots of pediatricians to make sure we had the right fit for our family. and then to get there and to be in a room with a lady we've never even met before, it was kind of terrifying. >> there's no more important job for a new parent than finding a pediatrician they're comfortable with and that that pediatrician is comfortable with you. jamie, what are you concerned about at the grassroots level and those who say you're trampling on the first amendment? >> i guess that's their belief that they think that. but i don't know, it's tough for me to think about it that way. you have your rights, we should have our rights, even if you want to look at same-sex marriage or being gay as a choice, that's fine. but religion is also a choice
and that's protected. that's why we need this equality act that they're introducing today because it is our life. this is our life and protections that we need. and all we want to do is live our life and raise our doctor and be able to take her to the doctor that we see fit for her and be able to take her to a restaurant and out to eat and have to worry about being escorted out because we're gay. we're just living our life. you can still live your life. >> and jamie, i have to ask you, how's the baby doing? >> she's doing great. nine months old now and trying to talk. >> crawling all over the place. >> trust me, it's only going to get better and better as they grow older. it's one of the wonderful things of life, being a parent. thank you both for being with me. i so appreciate your time. >> thanks for having us. coming up on "the rundown,"
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from where we are. but first live to capitol hill where the senate foreign relations committee is about to begin a hearing on the nuclear deal with iran. we're expecting secretary kerry secretary lew and secretary moniz to be there today. the foreign affairs committee, both democrats and republicans, some on each side of the aisle, have expressed concerns about the deal the possible side deals that have yet to be publicized and a lot more. we'll keep a close watch on that. back here in texas where donald trump is border bound. the front-runner for the republican nomination will be here in laredo in a couple of hours. unclear who will be here to meet him. last hour, the national border patrol council that invited him to visit the border rescinded its invitation and wrote in a statement, quote, as local 2455, our intentions to meet with mr. trump was to provide a "botts on the ground" perspective.
to be clear an endorsement was never discussed for any presidential candidate. the local doesn't endorse candidates for any political office and for these reasons local 2455 will not participate in any events with mr. trump. and this morning, trump is out with a new threat to the republican national committee telling a washington paper that they better not push him too far or he'd consider running at a third-party candidate. as we saw with that recent poll in the race between hillary clinton, jeb bush and donald trump, clinton wins in a landslide. with me here now is kasie hunt. good morning. >> nice to see you in person. >> likewise. tell me a little bit about what trump's visit is expected to garner for him today? >> i just have to note that in five minutes, they're taking off from laguardia in what they're calling trump force one. i think we're going to get more of what we've been seeing from donald trump all along.
this is obviously something that's continued this media coverage that he's had. we're all here. and this is something that plays directly into his strategy, to be the person that's in the headlines. he can command them in a way that frankly no one else in the republican field, even jeb bush, is able to do right now. >> how do they change that lack of oxygen for all the other candidates? >> well i think that we're going to have to see until after the debate in two weeks. i think right now -- >> he's probably in? >> at this point, probably in. and that's going to be the challenge for all of these -- who by other definitions might be considered more serious candidates lindsey graham, john kasich, the governor of ohio -- >> two florida guys. >> right. so i think that the challenge for them -- and i think you've started to see it in how people are responding to trump. rick perry took him on. that got rick perry up into the news cycle. lindsey graham with that outrageous cell phone video that was shared widely across social media, brought his mentions way up from where they were.
so some of the candidates are starting to figure out the way to get onto the radar screen is to involve yourself in the donald trump story. >> and he always makes headlines and here certainly now with this, the union backing out he's going to have something to say when he arrives here i'm sure. >> i'm sure this is something they'll want to take advantage of and essentially say this isn't something that we necessarily -- they didn't want to show us this. and this is further proof of the message i have about what's going on here. >> do you always wear footwear related to the state? you're wearing texas cowboy boots. >> i am. >> is that because we're in texas and laredo? >> i wear these everywhere as many of the candidates i cover can attest. we have to get you a pair of boots. i actually need to have those resoleded. they're tough shape. >> always there for us kasie,
good to see you. my next guest is a longtime advocate for texas border security. a group that assists law enforcement officials with securing the border from illegal immigration. dr. mike vickers is joining me now by skype. thank you for being with me. >> thank you jose. and welcome to south texas. >> it's a great state. we love being here. your organization patrolled the border and reports people coming over illegal. what is its intended purpose? >> i'm sorry. i missed that last part. >> that you all patrol the border and call in when you spot them. what's the purpose of your organization? tell me a little bit about it. >> we go out on private property and watch trails that we've identified years ago that are huge smuggling trails for human traffickers and drug traffickers. and when we see the perpetrators or the people trespassing on
private property on those trail, we call border patrol. and then dps air support and report that criminal activity. and stick around and try to help the border patrol identify them when they show up and get them apprehended. >> i think all sides on the immigration reform debate agree on one thing that immigration and the immigration system in the u.s. is broken. how do you deal with it because the fact is you can wish what is happening on the border away, but it's not going away simply by wishing it or by talking about it. what do you think needs to happen to get immigration reform one way or another as something that can actually happen? >> well for sure the border patrol need more resources. they do not have the resources to completely shut down the border. just here in brooks county texas, our local border patrol
station needs at least another 100 border patrol agents just to contain the criminal activity in brooks county, about an 1,100-square-mile area here. so that's the first thing that needs to happen to try to secure the border. then there needs to be the sanctuary city needs to be addressed. most of this traffic we're dealing with is headed to houston. once they're in houston, they're scot-free to go anywhere in the united states. there's very little -- pardon me? >> i was going to ask you, and we have to wrap up because we're running out of time. but your thoughts on donald trump who says part of the solution is building a bigger wall, a wall they can't get over or under and letting the mexican government pay for that. is that the solution to our nation's broken immigration problem? >> well there are areas where the wall is probably necessary. but new technology camera systems and more border patrol agents to respond to that
traffic that that camera picks up is a big plus, definitely need that in trying to shut down the border. as far as mexico paying the bill, i'm all for that as well. >> dr. mike vickers, thank you for being with me. appreciate your perspective. >> thank you very much, jose. >> with me from dallas is former texas senator kay bailey hutchison. >> glad you're in texas, jose. >> thank you. do you agree thatwith rick perry that donald trump is a cancer in politics? >> it's important that presidential candidates not be people who just say what's on their mind or have views that are offensive to so many people. and i would just say when he attacked john mccain, oh, my gosh, a man that served our country five years in a prison camp, refused to be let out
early because his father was an admiral and stayed with the other prisoners of war -- if that's not a war hero, i don't know what is. and then the abuse of the mexican people in general that donald trump made is offensive to most people in america. >> senator, talk to me about the fact that many in the media wouldn't be talking about these issues -- well, granted if you watch "the rundown," we talk about these issues all the time. but many in the media wouldn't be talking about these issues if it weren't for donald trump making these offensive statements to some. how do you balance that? >> i think it is absorbing the air waves. there's no doubt about that. i think it is time that we start talking about the issues and try to get the theatrics out of the way because we have serious candidates.
we have a wealth of wonderful candidates on the republican side now. and i think it is important that we get down to the issues and i think -- i do think this will pass. i think that he is making a splash, of course. but i'd like to hear the talk on the issues be the subjects that brought up with republican candidates. they shouldn't be just asked about donald trump every time they are interviewed. and i hope that this will be a bubble and it will go away. >> senator, thank you very much for being with me. i really appreciate your time this morning. >> you bet. let's head back to capitol hill where the senate foreign relations committee is starting a hearing on the new nuclear deal. the secretaries will be facing some tough questions. >> indeed.
as the committee gavels down, secretary korea iserry is about to start his testimony. he's facing a very skeptical committee not only from the republicans but also from democrats. particularly democrats in states that have large jewish majorities. chuck schumer, dick durbin, he's one of the only leading democrats who has endorsed the deal. they're waiting to hear what chris coons tim kaine and others who have questions about the deal. >> as we watch this hearing get under way, tell me a little bit about these latest news that have come out one is the side agreements that may or may not have been agreed to and that some legislators feel that they need to read and that would be the day that the clock starts ticking on their period to
review. and then there's also the issue andrea, of the foreign minister saying as recently as just yesterday that the inspections are a subjective decision of the iranian government. >> there are two issues there. first of all the so-called side agreements were negotiated and understood. in vienna we reported on it day by day that they were basically outsourcing to the iaea all of the verification and inspection as is done by the iaea the u.n. nuclear weapons inspectors in country after country. these are agreements that the iaea went to tehran and negotiated. we covered it all while we were there for three weeks. they came back and reported back to the members of the p5 plus 1, it was understand there. but the senators weren't paying attention to this. these are becoming very
controversial because this is the way the iaea deals with individual countries. they have agreements that are briefed to the other countries but they are not fully disclosed. ands that, of course, going to be another point of contention here. but it is not the united states it's not france, germany britain, russia and china who are going to be actually inspecting. it's going to be these international inspectors. they are the ones that negotiated. as to the foreign minister, they've got a parallel process. foreign minister zarif is facing a skeptical iranian parliament there. he's trying to placate them. and i think what you're going to hear is both sides trying to tell their critics, calm down, we've got it covered. but in both capitals, you're going to have a lot of opposition. and that's the process that we're now seeing in both capitals. >> nbc's andrea mitchell, always a pleasure to see you.
thank you for being with me. we'll bring you john kerry's remarks when he starts making them right here on msnbc. new details emerging about the examination of sandra bland's body the chicago woman found dead in her jail cell three days after her arrest during a routine traffic stop. a medical examiner ruled the 28-year-old killed herself. but bland's family members say they don't believe she would have committed suicide. at the same time learning new information about the preliminary toxicology reports. let's go live to hempstead, texas, where msnbc's adam reese is. >> reporter: good morning. that report indicates a quantity of marijuana in her system and cuts on her arm they say could be one to two weeks old. when she arrived here at the application on that friday afternoon, she told them she had attempted suicide back in 2014 but they didn't put her on a suicide watch. they did treat her as a high-risk inmate. this is the document that was filled out when she arrived. it's a screening form for suicide and medical and mental impairments.
have you ever attempted suicide? she responded yes in 2014. why? she said she lost a baby. her sisters tells us she had a miscarriage. how did she do it? she took pills. we obtained a voice mail she made to a friend the following day on that saturday. take a listen. >> i'm still just at a loss for words honestly about this whole process, how does switching lanes with no signal turn into all this? >> reporter: her family says they have no idea about this suicide or any depression. in fact quite the opposite they say things were looking up she'd just gotten a new job, a new house, and even filled her refrigerator with a large amount of food. >> adam reese, thank you very much. two big events we're closely watching now. secretary of state john kerry on the hill. he's going to be testifying on iran. senate leaders will get to question kerry. meanwhile, former secretary of state hillary clinton is in south carolina as part of her 2016 campaign.
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you are looking live at capitol hill. secretary of state john kerry about to testify on the nuclear deal with iran. we're going to bring you his comments when he begins them. right now, as you see there the three secretaries lew, moniz and kerry are standing by about to begin their testimony. we'll bring that to you. but i want to go now with an update on the latest in the investigation into the massacre at two military facilities in tennessee. we're now getting the most
detailed account so far about the shooting rampage that claimed the lives of four marines and one sailor. let's get the latest from msnbc's sarah dallof in chattanooga. sarah, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, jose. the fbi has revealed new details about the shooting rampage. five minutes of terror at that reserve center in which the shooter actually made his way inside the building, walking through when he spotted people, firing upon them. there were two navy corpsmen and 20 marines there when the first shots were fired. >> i can tell you that our marines reacted the way you would expect. rapidly going from room to room, they got their fellow marines to safety. once they had gotten to safety some willingly ran back into the fight.
>> reporter: one of those marines was staff sergeant david wythe. according to his family his funeral is scheduled for tomorrow. the first of five heartbreaking good-byes. he is not actually from tennessee. but his family says after the outpouring of support, they have opted to lay him to rest at the chattanooga national cemetery. meanwhile, the investigation into the gunman's background and possible motive continues. up to 1,000 fbi agents working on this case. the fbi's director says that it's not known yet if the shooter was inspired or directed by isis. he talked a little bit about that isis is a push organization, meaning that instead of contacting them for information, that information is readily available on the internet, social media sites, things like that. so it's harder to tell if someone has been inspired by them because the information is so readily available. the family has described abdulazeez, the suspect in this case, as suffering from
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you get summer trading. it's fairly low volume at the moment. a lot of people off. sitting mixed with the s&p high but the dow is lower. back over to you. >> mandy, the price of oil dropped $50 a barrel? >> yeah. we closed below $50 a barrel yesterday for the first time since april. lost time i checked, i think we're moving a little bit higher for oil prices right now. gold is also slightly higher. but of course with the stronger dollar that we've been experiencing of late that certainly is hurting a lot of commodities. there's a basket of commodities, the crb hit its lowest since 2009. >> mandy, thank you. moments from now, the real action begins at a senate hearing under way. lawmakers both for and against
the iran nuke deal get a shot at questioning secretary of state john kerry. is it tough enough? some answers expected ahead. and a look into the worldwide threat that the head of the fbi is calling bigger than al qaeda. all that and more ahead on this special edition of "the rundown" life from laredo, texas, and the u.s./mexico border. are you moving forward fast enough? everywhere you look, it strategy is now business strategy. and a partnership with hp can help you accelerate down a path created by people, technology and ideas. to move your company from what it is now... to what it needs to become. ♪ to steady betty. to steady betty. fire it up! ♪ am i the only one with a meeting?
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taken that invitation back for fear it would look like a political endorsement. ahead of his arrival, he is accusing former governor rick perry of failing to secure the southern border. on wednesday, perry struck back at trump calling him quote, a cancer on conservatism. >> donald trump the candidate, is a sower of division, wrongly delmonizing mexican americans for political sport. it is wrong to paint with a broad brush hispanic men and women in this country who have fought and died for freedom from the alamo to afghanistan. he scapegoats hispanics to appeal to our worst instincts. >> joining me now is politico reporter with the "texas tribune." patrick, let's talk about donald trump. how is his message resonating with texas republican voters? >> hard to tell right now.
speaking to gop leaders in this area of the state yesterday, definitely was some unease. one one on one hand, they're happy to have presidential candidates come to see the border situation up close. but on the other hand they recognize this isn't just any candidate, it's donald trump. and especially the way his campaign has gone so far with the inflammatory things he's said about illegal immigration, that leaves them feeling a little ambivalent about this trip here today. >> interesting to see how former governor perry has been kind of taking up the discussion, pushback on trump. what is perry trying to do here? >> trying to distinguish himself. he gave a big speech yesterday calling trump a cancer on conservatism. but weeks ago, he was criticizing trump. fair to say he was the first out of the republican candidates and most vociferous to come out and criticize trump. and it all began with the comments on the illegal
immigration started picking up steam. >> patrick talk to me you guys cover the issue of immigration constantly, as we do. how is this immigration discussions that not happening on capitol hill affecting places like laredo and other parts of texas that have borders with mexico, that do trade with mexico on a daily basis? >> according to statewide leaders, the view from austin, it's still a major issue and they've been framing it certainly in terms of public safety like you heard trump in less articulate terms framing it. they've been framing it in terms of public safety. our governor just last month in june signed a sweeping border security deal that putting with more manpower in this region beefing up the presence on the border. it's a conversation that's going on. >> thanks for being with me. appreciate it. we are continuing to cover this story for you from laredo.
but now to new developments in the fight against isis. fbi director james comey is now calling isis a bigger threat than al qaeda. >> what keeps me up at night is the isil threat in the homeland and i worry very much about what i can't see. isil is not your parents' al qaeda. it's a very different model. by virtue of that model, it's currently the threat we're worrying about in the homeland most of all. >> let me bring in our msnbc terror analyst. your take on what director comey just said? >> isis is the most single greater threat that we are facing today. it is indeed the emerging threat, if you will. al qaeda's been very stagnant not conducted spectacular terrorist operations for the past ten years or so. isis is indeed spreading in a cancerous way around the world.
but it's capitalizing on itself being violent and opportunistic. but not exactly capable of launching something to the effect of 9/11. >> interesting because we were reading about this in "the new york times" over the weekend how in some parts of the world, some parts of iraq some parts of syria, isis is trying to evolve at the same time as they create terror internally and externally. but to become some kind of a government. >> absolutely. isis is in fact, acting as a de facto governing body right now in a number of areas, primarily in rackqqa in syria and mosul in iraq. it's reinstituted doctors and teachers. it is now recruiting professionals from all around the world, tech professionals and so forth besides its massive fighting force. it has multiple elements of what could be considered a mediocre government, if you will.
so it has morphed into this governing body from being a terrorist group. so this 12-year process from starting as a terrorist group to becoming a de facto governing body is indeed spectacular and very, very dangerous. >> thank you for being with me this morning. >> thank you, jose. developing now out west the jury in the colorado theater shooting trial will resume deliberations in just minutes in the penalty phase for james holmes. this is the first step in a three-phase process for jurors who must decide whether the convicted killer should get life in prison or the death penalty. the jury found holmes guilty of murder last week in the shooting attack three years ago that left 12 dead and 70 injured. msnbc's scott cohn is live outside the courthouse in centennial, colorado. where are jurors right now in the penalty phase process? >> reporter: well, it's fairly early on jose. and actually earlier than a lot of people would have thought at this point which speaks to how much is riding on this phase of the case. remember, there are three phases within this penalty phase.
the first is aggravation. aggravating factors. and there is no dispute that there were legally aggravating factors in the murders of those 12 people in the theater three years ago. but nonetheless, the jury is taking its time considering that evidence and particularly wants to look this morning when they resume deliberations at a series of videotape, some surveillance videos from the theater but also an interview that was done by detectives with holmes almost immediately after the shootings in which he asked whether children were hurt in the incident. ands that one of the legally aggravating factors. if the jury unanimously agrees that there were aggravating factors -- and the defense doesn't contend that -- they move on that what may be the heart of this penalty phase, mitigating factors. this is where holmes and the defense team argues that his mental illness and other factors should spare him from the death penalty if the jury decides the aggravating factors outweigh the
mitigating factors, they go on to victim accounts and potentially on to the death penalty. but we are several weeks away from that. jose? >> scott cohn, thank you very much. coming up, two big events we're closely watch right here on "the rundown." secretary of state john kerry on the hill testifying on iran. meanwhile, former secretary of state hillary clinton is set to speak in south carolina as part of her 2016 campaign. more on the democratic front-runner when "the rundown" comes right back. i am totally blind. and sometimes i struggle to sleep at night, and stay awake during the day. this is called non-24. learn more by calling 844-824-2424. or visit your24info.com. hey terry stop they have a special! so, what did you guys think of the test drive? i love the jetta. but what about a deal? terry, stop! it's quite alright... ok, you know what? we want to make a deal with you. we're twins, so could you give us two for the price of one? come on, give us a deal. look at how old i am. do you come here often? he works here, terry!
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after almost two years of very intensive talks, the facts are really crystal clear, that the plan that was announced last week in vienna is in fact, a deal that does shut off those pathways. and provides us with guarantees through the lifetime of the npt and the participation of iran that we will know what they are doing. the chairman mentioned unless we give iran what they want in his opening comments. folks, they already have what they want. they got it ten years ago or more. they already have conquered the fuel cycle. when we began our negotiations iran had enough fissile material for 10 to 12 bombs. they had 19,000 centrifuges up from the 163 that they had back
in 2003 when the prior administration was engaged with them on this very topic. so this isn't a question of giving them what they want. it's a question of how do you hold their program back? how do you dismantle their weapons program? not their weapon program. let's understand what was on the table here. we set out to dismantle their ability to be able to build a nuclear weapon and we've achieved that. nobody has ever talked about actually dismantling their entire program because when that was being talked about that's when they went from 163 centrifuges to 19,000. everybody here at this desk knows what the options are for actually stopping that. it's called military action. because they're not going to stop it otherwise. they've already proven that. they proved it during all those years.
so under the terms of this agreement, iran has agreed now to remove 98% of its stockpile, voluntarily. they're going to destroy 98% of their stockpile of enriched uranium. they're going to dismantle two-thirds of their installed centrifuges and they're going to take out the existing core of an existing heavy water reactor and fill it with concrete. iran has agreed to refrain from producing or acquiring highly enriched uranium and weapons grade plutonium for at least 15 years. and if they began to do that ernie moniz will tell you we will know it immediately. iran has also agreed to accept the additional protocol and the additional protocol is an outgrowth of the failure of the north korea experience which put in additional access requirements precisely so that we do know what iran is doing. and they have to ratify it
before the u.n. sanctions are lifted at the end of this process. they have to have passed it -- they've agreed to live by it from day one. they're going to live by the additional protocol. in addition, there are additional transparency measures we can go into in the course of this hearing. now, if iran fails to comply we will know it and we will know it quickly and we will be able to respond accordingly by reinstituting sanctions all the way up to the most draconian options that we have today. none of them are off the table at any point in time. so many of the measures that are in this agreement are there not just for ten years, not just for 15 years not just for 20 years, not just for 25 years, of which there are measures for each of
those periods of time but they are for life, forever, as long as iran is within the npt. by the way, north korea pulled out of the npt. iran has not pulled out of the npt. remember that two years ago when our negotiations began, we faced an iran that was enriching uranium up to 20% at a facility that was secret and buried underground. and they were rapidedly stockpiling enriched uranium and had instauld nearly 20000 nuclear centrifuges building a reactor to produce weapons grade plutonium at the rate of producing two bombs a year. and experts accessed the breakout time, as a result the interim period to produce enough fissile material to produce one bomb was two to three months. if this deal is rejected we return immediately to this reality.
except that the diplomatic support that we have built with all these other countries that we have accumulated would disappear overnight. let me underscore the alternative to the deal that we have reached is not what i've seen some ads on tv suggesting, disingenuously. it isn't a, quote better deal, some sort of unicorn arrangement involving iran's complete capitulation. s that a fantasy, plain and simple. and our own intelligence community will tell you that. every single department of our intelligence community will reinforce that to you. >> secretary of state john kerry in his opening remarks in front of the senate foreign affairs committee defending the agreement with iran and reaffirming over and over again that part and parcel of the agreement includes monitoring. secretary kerry said twice, if iran fails, we will know it.
i want to bring in colonel jack jacobs. thank you for being with me. let's talk about this because there are some on capitol hill that are concerned that this deal is giving iran too much of what it wants. but secretary kerry said they already had what iran wanted. >> yeah, well, the problem is in the monitoring. actually two big problems one of which is that at the end of a ten-year period, the breakout time is zero. so they'll be able to produce a bomb immediately. all that notwithstanding, it's more difficult to get into certain facilities than it is others. so you can have no notice inspections for a majority of facilities. however, for certain facilities particularly military ones, you have to give them 24 days' notice. and in 24 days the argument is, and i think it's a cogent one, whatever's been going on there can be removed and nobody will know the difference. and that's really the biggest complaint, jose.
>> and that is an issue that the secretary is very cognizant of. secretary moniz is there. secretary lew is there. long day for the three gentlemen. colonel jack jacobs, thank you very much. i want to take you to south carolina now. former secretary of state hillary clinton speaking in west columbia the democratic front-runner now addressing the issue of race. >> in florence the mayor has overseen the revitalization of downtown florence. and mayor green is living up to her name preserving open space and conserving land. and i appreciate that. so we've got to do more to be a good partner. and i want to put forth this idea of what i call new flexible -- >> the front-runner in the
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developing now in the nation's capital just two days after a senate committee took up the issue, the house is weighing in on the fierce debate over immigration with a subcommittee hearing going on right now focusing on so-called sanctuary cities and public safety. committee members just heard from the father of katherine steinle, the woman who died earlier this month in a seemingly random shooting while walking on a san francisco pier. the man charged in her death, francisco sanchez, a native of mexico who was deported five times and had seven felony
convictions. sanchez has said he found a gun while sitting on a bench and when he picked it up, it went off, hitting steinle. her death is drawing attention to sanctuary cities like san francisco that largely do not follow federal policies. >> the day she was killed, we were walking arm in arm on pier 14 in san francisco. enjoying a wonderful day together. suddenly a shot rang out kate fell, looked at me and said, help me, dad. those are the last words i will ever hear from my daughter. >> today's hearing comes as the house considers legislation that would deny funding to sanctuary cities. later today as part of his immigration agenda, donald trump will visit laredo, texas and the border with mexico. and that kicks off today's five other things for mr. trump to visit in laredo. number one, fort mcintosh, the
grounds of laredo community college. the fort was named for lieutenant colonel james simmons mcintosh who died in a battle in the mexican american war. number two the first laredo the historic district covers the original city of laredo. the city was founded in 1755. laredo was the capital of the republic of the rio grande. it was part of the failed strategy to split from the government of mexican president santana. number three, entertainment. this weekend, the laredo energy arena will host the sister city's festival, the 13th edition of the festival. more than 180 exhibitors from mexico and central america will offer their products including jewelry, food and home decor. number four classical music. the orchestra showcases internationally recognized soloists. and number five, goal.
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plus, president obama returns to his father's home of kenya this week. for some, it is the return of a native son. but protesters and politicians as well as clergy will be carefully watching his every word. we'll tell you why in a live report from nairobi. and later, breaking barriers ballerina misty copeland will join us live to discuss the new movie about her life, her broadway debut and of course her new history-making role. good morning, everyone. i'm tamron hall. we begin with that breaking news. the local border patrol union in laredo laredo, texas, says it is pulling out of all events involving donald trump's visit to the u.s./mexico border today, making the announcement only hours before trump's scheduled arrival. the local chapter which invited trump to the border in the first place said in a statement that it came to the decision, quote after careful consideration of all the factors involved in this event an