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i win >> god bless you, bad lip reading. you are a national treasure. that does it for us tonight. see you again tomorrow. now it is time for "the last word with lawrence o'donnell." it's a diplomatic standoff between president trump and the president of mexico over the plan to build a border wall. and this morning, taxes new questions about how the new wall will be paid for. plus, it will be the president's first meeting with a foreign leader as he prepares for a visit from british prime minister teresa may. top of the list? trade. and a battle is brewing over who will replace antonin scalia on the supreme court. and the president isn't ruling
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anything out to curb a democratic filibuster. good morning, everyone. it is friday, january 27. i'm alex witt. as president trump's executive order to construct a border wall tied to statements that mexico will pay for it yesterday, that set off quite the chain reaction of confusion. mexico's president will likely cancel his upcoming visit to the white house. president trump tweeted yesterday morning, the u.s. has a $60 billion trade deficit with mexico. it's been a one-sided deal from the beginning with nafta with massive numbers of companies and jobs lost. if mexico is unlikely to pay for the wall, it would be better to
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cancel the meeting. then later the mexican president indeed tweeted it was off. president trump said it was a mutual decision and said it was about negotiating the wall's price tag. >> i have said many time that the united states of america will not pay for the wall. and i have made that clear with the president of mexico. we are working on a tax reform bill to reduce our tax deficits and generate revenue for mexico to pay for the wall if we decide to go that route. >> speaking with reporters on the flight aboard air force one, sean spicer responded to the president's remarks. >> if you tax the imports, which is a practice that 160 other countries do right now, our country's policy to tax imports
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and let imports come in freely, which is ridiculous, but we can pay for the wall through that alone. if you think about what the border tax on imports are from the this, it will provide funding. >> word of the 20% tax of mexican imports was med with shockwaves and met with push-back from reince priebus who told peter alexander it was an idea in a buffet of options. last night peter alexander said to him about the 20% import tax, we're going to tax people coming in. look, we cannot lose our companies in mexico or any other place and then have them put a or make the product and just send it across our border free.
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we're going to put a substantial tax on those country, okay? and that's why they're all coming back, okay? without that they don't come here leezeasily. president trump said on the border adjustment tax, anytime i hear that i don't liove it. because usually it means we're going to get adjusted into a bad deal. that's what happens. >> for the first time, they would be taxed equally. it's leveling the playing field creating competition. that's always good for the consumers. plus, i am convinced that the world economy recognizes changes. we'll strengthen our main america exports. our dollar will appreciate. import, you'll be buying more of them at a lower price. i think it balanng out in a
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major way. >> but several republicans in the senate reacted skeptically if not without hostility. republican john cornyn tweeted, many unanswered questions about the border proposed adjustment tax latered aing, i don't believe the legislative language has been written yet. john mccain wrote, deeply concerned by the president's plan to renegotiate nafta which could have serious consequences for the country. and lindsey graham wrote, border security yes, tariffs no. mexico mexico is third largest trading partner. any tariff we can levy they can
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levy. huge barrier to economic growth. and word is mark morgan will be leaving his post as border patrol chief. according to some reports, morgan said he's been asked to leave the agency, but instead chose to resign rather than fight the request. it should be noted he had previously clashed with the powerful border patrol union which supported president trump in the election. and just one day after president trump signed an executive order cracking down on so-called sang ware cities, florida's miami-dade county is effectively abandoning the sanctuary status. mayor carlos jimenez is calling for jails to comply with the federal immigration detention request. according to "the miami harold" miami-dade will receive $355 million in federal funding this year. jimenez says he doesn't want to put that money in generaler did. president trump responded to
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that news on twitter writing, miami-dade mayor drops sanctuary policy, right decision, strong! a number of mayors from new york to los angeles have vowed to fight back against the president's executive order. while speaking at the republican retreat, president trump reiterated that violence in america is increasing whiled aing the host city philadelphia to his list. >> right now too many families don't feel secure. just look at the 30 largest cities. in the last year alone, the murder rate has increased by an estimated 14%. here in philadelphia, the murder rate has been steady, i mean, just terribly increasing. >> philadelphia mayor jim kenny responded, our police officers have worked tirelessly and with great sacrifice to get philadelphia's crime rate down to the lowest point in 40 years. the homicide rates are slowly
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declining. while we are not satisfied with our current numbers, we are handicapped by republican refusal to enact any kind of common sense gun control. and by their obsession with turning our police officers into ice agents. statistics show a slight uptick in the philadelphia p.d., but overall numbers are down significantly in the last decade. the president is also doubling down on comments over chicago's ongoing violence and the promise to send in the feds. >> and then you look at chicago, what's going on in chicago? i said the other day, what the hell is going on? you had many people shot last night. the news this morning is that many, many people were shot last night in chicago. chicago is worse than some of the countries you read about in the middle east where there's wars going on. and there's no reason for it. >> last night in the interview you just saw, the president
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sought to clarify his position on what is and is not appropriate when itomes to interrogation of terror suspects. this comes in the way of this inteie on abc. >> when they're shooting and chopping off the heads of our people and other people, when they're chopping off the heads of people because they happen to be a christian in the middle east, when isis is doing things that nobody has ever heard of since medieval times, would i feel strongly about waterboarding? as far as i'm concerning, we have to fight fire with fire. with that being said, i'm going with general mattis. i'm going with my secretary because i think pompeo is going to be phenomenal. i'm going with what they say. but i have spoken as recently as 24 hours ago, with people at the highest level of intelligence, and i asked them the question, does it work? does torture work? and the answer was yes, absolutely. waterboarding used to be used because they said it really
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wasn't torture. it was the one step slightly below torture. >> that's why it was legal. >> torture is realtorture, okay? waterboarding, i'm sure it's not pleasant, but waterboarding was just short of torture. when, you know, all of a sudden they made it torture. so here's the story, look, i spoke with people the other day who are in this world that we're talking about. they said, absolutely it works. absolutely. now, general mattis said that he doesn't intend to use it. i'm with him all the way. do i believe it works? yes, i do. do you have a doubt it works? >> none. none. >> i watch these people on television, donald trump is in favor of torture. look, we have people that knocked down the world trade center. we're talking all over the world. they go into a club and they machine gun everybody wn. and then we're not allowed to water board? it's seeming so foolish and so
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naive, but this is what we have to put up with. >> meanwhile, amid a flurry of executive order, republican leaders are singing from the same himmal as president trump even despite past agreements. yesterday house speaker paul ryan spoke yesterday. >> we are mapping out a very bold and aggressive agenda to make good on our campaign promises and to repeal, replace and repair the broken health care system, to reform our tax code to get jobs and economic gro growth. >> well, the construction of the keystone access pipeline is gaining momentum just two days after president trump's executive order to advance construction. transcanada wants to build the controversial pipeline and submitted a new permit to the u.s. state department. the keystone xl would transport 800,000 barrels of oil a day through nebraska.
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from there it would be transported to the gulf and the network of refineries. this is the company's third application for approval. president trump's executive order to restore both the keystone xl and dakota pipelines already sparked protests from native americans and environmental activists. coming up, teresa may warns the u.s. against withdrawing from world affairs ahead of her meeting with donald trump. and golfer tiger woods makes a rough return to the pga tour. those stories and more from bill when we come right back. new bikes aren't selling guys...
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british prime minister teresa may is visiting the white house today for a meeting with president trump, his first with the foreign leader since taking office. and it comes on the heels of her
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remarks at the republican philadelphia retreat where she discussed a strong relationship with the president. >> and a newly emboldened confident america is good for the world. an america who is strong and prosperous at home is a nation that can lead abroad, but you cannot and should not do it alone. so we, our two countries together, have a responsibility to lead. because when others step up as we step back, it is bad for america, for britain and the world. so i'm delighted that the new administration has made a trade agreement between our two countries one of its earliest priorities. and it has worked for those who often felt behind by the forces of globalization. people are from modest incomes living in relatively rich countries like our own who feel that market and free trade is simply not working for them in
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its current form. >> lucy cavanaugh will be joining us from london with just a bit with more on that. now we'll check on the weather now with meteorologist bill karins. it was nice coming in today, good morning to you. >> it's winter again in a lot of portions of the country, but it is bearable. it's how we should be this time of the year. it will be a quiet weekend for all your travel plans. it's a great outdoor weekend to enjoy the winter sports. the snowfall this morning is relatively light, but there's a coating on the ground from indianapolis to columbus. steady snow is overnight around columbus. and pittsburgh is also erie to buffalo. this is the beginning of the cold air coming over the great lakes. only a few spots off the area near watertown could pick up one to two feet. everywhere from pittsburgh, one to two inches. same for cleveland. just a generalized snowfall. going throughout the upcoming weekend, the heaviest snows will fall going into sunday. that's when a little bit of colder air moves in.
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so today's forecast, for the southern half of the country, it has cooled off significantly. but january was ridiculously warm. 46 will feel chilly in atlanta. 55 in new orleans. florida standard, that is cool for tampa. but this isn't too bad across the country. everyone traveling to the west, you also get quiet weather, 64 in l.a. today. let me take you through the weekend forecast. going through saturday, a little shot of cold air comes down. and this will trigger additional lake-effect snows in the lakes. not bad for the entire eastern seaboard. it's a good weekend for the went sports. if you like to go skiing, it's a good weekend for it with sunshine, cool temperatures, not too warm. and it won't be windy either. 52 in at llanta. we'll be dealing with lake-effect snow this weekend, that's about it. the santa ana winds will kick in to warm things up. l.a. up to 77. new york at 40. 44 in d.c. a little bit of rain showers possible in florida on sunday, but al, as far as winter weekend
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forecasts go, travel and everything else, this looks pretty ideal. no snowstorms are coming. no rain or severe weather coming as much of next week looks nice. >> just sit down and put your feet up then. thanks. a woman tied to the san bernardino massacre has pleaded guilty to federal immigration fraud. the 26-year-old russian-born woman pretended to be married to the man accused of providing guns to him in order to stay in the country. she's the second person to plead guilty to immigration fraud since linked to the massacre to leave 14 people dead. the suspects sayid farouq and his wife were kil in a shoot-out with police. and could it be the biggest flub in basketball history? that's coming up next in sports. want longer lasting heartburn relief? try...duo fusion duo fusion goes to work in seconds
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35-year-old, federer, is the oldest man to reach a grand slam where he looks to add 17 grand slam titles. the final set is going up between nadal and his opponent. mailiplaying in the first p event since 2013, tiger woods is playing. with a birdie on 18, he finished with the worst opening round, a 4 over 76. he was hitting his driver like i do, not in the fairway. here tiger afterwards. >> i was fighting all day. i didn't hit that good. the greens were tough out there with some of the putts. and i had a round of which i let
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it slip away in the middle part of the back nine. and unfortunately i didn't bring it. it was tough out there period. >> he's not playing well. i wonder how long everyone continues to follow that story. in oklahoma city, the thund thunder's player left the game with a fractured right arm. what are you thinking, buddy? he punches the chair in the second quarter. he could miss reportedly up to two arms with an injury. the timetable is expected to be updated later today. as for the game, oklahoma city's russell westbrook did not have a triple-double last night but scored 45 points. he reported the seventh 40-plus point game. and look at this game last night
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after a punch was thrown. with 6:00 left in the game, this led to a slew of ejections. louisiana tech has to finish the game with just four players. uab only has six available, and they won 70-69. this is floppy flop mcflop. >> oh my -- that is just ridiculous. >> i don't think you win an oscar for that. that is bad. if you do care, oregon did wind up winning the game. to memphis, vince carter turns 40 years old today. the team shared this video welcoming him as the newest member of the griz grannies and
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grandpas. this is ahead of the trailblazers game last night. that flop was -- i don't know, that was -- >> ridiculous. i have two comments, cantor punching the chair? that is ridiculous. >> if the chair is padded, you would probably be okay. that's better than a brick wall. >> i'm just obsessed with what is happening in australia. i asked for the update. >> are you a fan? >> yes, especially against federer. how great would that be? >> he won the first set. >> it's been about ten years. >> dmetrov is close. thanks, bill. coming up, president trump's steve bannon tells the media to keep their mouth shut. whoop! guess i'll stop talking right now. i don't want to live with the uncertainties of hep c.
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welcome back, everyone. i'm alex witt. it's the bottom of the hour and here are your top stories. the spokesperson says george h.w. bush took his last round of antibiotics and could be released from the hospital sometime this weekend. the former president was hospitalized after having trouble breathing. he had a successful procedure to clear a blockage i his lungs. the white house reports a
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day after the inauguration the president called the acting director of the national park service and pressured the imto produce more photos to prove his claims of a larger crowd size. a senior administration official confirms to nbc that the call took place but didn't confirm the content. white house press secretary huckabee sanders says the trump shows trump's management style and that he takes action and gets things done. and the trump administration is making major moves within the state department. four of the top career officials are out including under secretary for management patrick kennedy who has been with the department since 1973. the state department says the turnover of long-time staffers is just business as usual. often part of any transition. this follows news of other top departures and reports that two long-serving diplomats have chosen to quit rather than serve this new president. the battle over the president's planned border wall with mexico just intensified with mexico's president canceling a planned trip to washington to include a
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face-to-face meeting with president trump. white house correspondent hallie jackson reports. >> reporter: wall whiplash with the back and forth on the border wall and how to pay for it. >> who is going to pay for the wall? >> mexico! >> reporter: mexico says i won't, so the administration floating an idea to slap a 20% tax on mexican imports, a way to fund the $8 to $14 billion wall. turn urnd the plan, americans would play for more cars, fruits and vegetables and alcohol. in a fact, footing the bill themselves. that headline coming as president trump made his way back from philadelphia on his first trip on air force one. >> it's a great plan. >> reporter: in the back cabin, his press secretary sharing details. >> doing it that way, we can do $10 billion a year and easily pay for the wall. >> reporter: after two hours after landing, the
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administration in the back wing to walk back what it just said. reince priebus saying the import tax is simply part of a buffet of options, not the final plan. then the president himself telling nbc news, look, we cannot lose our companies to mexico or any other place and then have them make the product and just send it across our borders free. we're going to put a substantial tax on those countries. >> putting on a tax like this, the goods are being imported for us. we want those avocados, we want those auto parts, we want those tomatoes. so we're going to have to pay for them. >> reporter: the mexican president under pressure at home to stand up to the new administration canceling his first meeting set for next week with president trump who insists it was actual a mutual decision. >> unless mexico is going to treat the united states fairly with respect, such a meeting would be fruitless. and i want to go a different route. mexico clearly agitated. its foreign minister abruptly canceling his own visit to the
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homeland security department today. an agency official tells nbc news he simply drove past the entrance without stopping. former mexican president vincente fox said his country will not pay for the wall. on twitter last night he wrote, donald trump, who is going to pay for the costly products after you tax them? american citizens. you're not respecting them. a few hours later, trump, please don't be stubborn. by taxing 20%, again, american people pay for the wall. you know mexico will impose the same tax to u.s. exports. so how would a 20% tariff play out? they say it's a step towards a republican house tax proposal. nancy hungerford is joining me from london. this is an idea we talked about called border adjustment, how does this work? >> well, in principle, it would slap a new tax on imports and exempt exports from taxable
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income. and we're not just talking about the border with mexico on the border adjustment, we're talking global imports. so what the house republicans want to do is use these gains from revenues coming from the import tax to help pay for a cut in corporate taxes. they want to take the corporate tax rate from 35% down to 20%. but as you were just discussing, we have heard opposition from the retail industry, from oil refinery apes the automakers. the retail industry says this could raise prices for simple goods from electronics to even produce. they are also worried about the supply chain for the automotive industry. we talked a lot about president trump encouraging ford and general motors and fiat to move small and medium car production into the united states. but it is not just the car production we're worried about. there's an extensive supply chain when you talk about the part that is go into automobile production to increase the costs substantially that these carmakers have to pay for final
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assembly of vehicles in the united states. in fact, the nonprofit group center for automotive research says perhaps thousands of jobs could be at risk and you're talking about the increase in the cost of vehicles if there is a tariff imposed along the border with mexico. we have also been listening to political opposition to a border tariff. in fact, senator lindsey graham tweeted out, border protection, security, yes, tariffs, no. and a bit of tongue and cheek coming from the senator saying simply put, any policy proposal which drives up costs of can carona, tequila and margaritas is a big-time bad idea. mucho sad. thank you, nancy. and the president says he's looking to candidates for the
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supreme court. >> have you made a decision? >> i have made the decision in my mind, yes. i think this will be a great choice. >> chuckschur, others threatening we have never had a supreme court justice filibuster, but there's a chance that might happen. if that happens, would you want mitch mcconnell to use the nuclear option? >> yes, i would. >> have you talked to him about it? >> we have obstructionists. these are people that don't want to -- i always think -- what they did to jeff sessions, who is a great plan and a wonderful man, and then delayed it another week because they have a one-week delay option? that's not fair to a man. other people are delayed. look at pompeo for cia. this is a great choice, everybody agrees, and they delayed him a number of days also. >> the conventional choice is it is down to these three.
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the president's sister weighed in, judge marion barry. she has spoken directly with the president about the matter. the denver editorial board writes this morning in favor of neil gorsuch, a denver appellate judge who has a brilliant legal mind and talented leader. though they disagreed with the ruling on the hobby lobby case. they write, in considering gorsuch's body of work and reputation, and yes, we like his ties to colorado as well. we hope trump gives him the nod. we are not afraid of a judge who strictly interprets the constitution based solely on the language and intent of our nation's founders as long as he is willing to be consistent even when those rulings conflict with his own beliefs. >> how important is it to repair this relationship and what about that move? >> it's repaired.
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>> it's repaired already? >> yeah, it got repaired -- >> within five minutes? >> it's repaired. israel has been treated very badly. we have a good relationship with them. >> and you're holding back the last-minute money that president obama gave to the palestinians? >> we'll see what happens. i don't want to talk about it yet. it's too early. >> not yet? >> no. >> do you trust the saudis over the years, i would argue, they have been very deplicit? >> i don't want to talk about it. i don't want to talk about how i feel about people because i don't want to be put in that position. i hope i get along with everybody, but it is possible i won't. a lot of money is being spent from certain countries on radicalizing people. i don't like that. i don't like that. >> you'll recall one of the trump adminiration promises is to move the em baa cy to jerusalem announcing on the
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letter head that david friedman is the ambassador to israel. but since then it has taken a backseat to brokering a deal in the region. and this is what donald trump said to hillary clinton during the election. >> saudi arabia, qatar, you talk about women's rights, so these are people who push gays off buildings and businesses. these are people who kill and treat women horribly, and yet you take their money. so i would like to ask you right now, why don't you give back the money you have taken from certain countries that treat certain groups of people so horribly. >> white house chief steve bannon is lashing out at the press after an interview with "the new york times" that news organizations have lost their credibility in the wake of the nation's outcome. yot, the media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for a while. he continues, the media here is the opposition party.
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they don't understand this country. they still do not understand why donald trump is the president of the united states. bannon also argued the media has no power and got the november's election 100% dead wrong calling it a, quote, humiliating defeat for the press. most of whom were, quote, outright activists in the clinton campaign. meanwhile, president trump last night continued to give his low opinion of the media. >> they were very dishonest people. the media is very dishonest. i say it openly. the media, much of the media, not all of it, is very, very dishonest. honestly, it's fake news. it's fake. they make things up. i had the largest audience if you add the televisn and all the sources, the largest audience in hisry of inaugurations. i did. they try and demean it so much. they take a picture from the back of the washington monument, a backward picture. they are so demeaning. and they are so dishonest. >> should my feelings be hurt?
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still ahead, wait until you see the sky-high challenge for those in sunday's pro-bowl. plus, totally extreme. president trump talks about the new executive orders trying to vet those from middle eastern countries. we're back in a moment. want longer lasting heartburn relief?
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125 feet up, that's up there. >> interesting and different. alex, the weather is quiet here, but not everywhere in the world. we got pictures in from peru dealing with epic flooding. and this hotel was evacuated and for a good reason. >> oh, no! >> yeah. >> that's awful. >> they were expecting that. yeah. they've had a lot of bad weather down there. and it looks like it will continue in that region, too. it's pretty impressive flooding. so we'll show you snow on and off near the great lakes into areas that typically deal with snow over the weekend. but the roads are slippery. interstate 70 from indianapolis to columbus. then from pittsburgh to harrisburg and state college, there's going to be a little coating of snow. if you're driving around the lake shore from cleveland to erie to buffalo, you'll be in lake-effect bans, not just today but all weekend long. the snow totals are not that crazy. from erie to you have buffalo, in general, three to six.
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north of syracuse will be the heaviest. that takes us to yesterday. every week we get a drought report that comes in. and we were expecting this to be significant because of the heavy rain we had in california. we have been easing the drought. so as we go back to december 1 of 2016, not that long ago, notice all of california here in the red. we had a lot of red down here in the southeast and a little bit in new england. let me show you how this has changed. the update as of yesterday, we are now at 16% of the u.s. drought. remember all the weather in the southeast but the heavy rain, that seized the drought in the southeast. a huge improvement in california. the drought is almost completely gone at this point. so let me show you some different comparisons. this is january of last year, the state of california, these are the categori severe, extreme and exceptional. exceptional covered about 40% of the state. and now let me show you where we are sitting now. we have eliminated everything in the drought category north of san francisco and only have moderate to severe from fresno southward. so really good news on the
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drought front across the country. this is the least amount we have had since 2011 as far as drought goes. here's the snow pack. you know about this, alex, from pictures your son has been sending you. the drought is a deluge. this is what the snow pack looks like now, all of you from yosemite to manmouth, we are 150% to 220% above normal. >> i think my friends in los angeles can begin watering their lawns again soon. we hope. president trump is praising the mayor of miami-dade county for cracking down on so-called sang ware cities. but mayors in other jurisdictions are vowing legal action. gabe gutierrez reports. >> reporter: the backlash has been fierce. >> we will not be intimidated. >> we're going to stay a sanctuary city. >> we're going to defend all of our people. >> reporter: major cities are vowing to fight president trump's executive order that
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would strip federal funds from so-called sanctuary cities. 85 million in seattle alone. >> and this city won't be bullied by this administration. >> reporter: so what is a sanctuary city? generally the term refers to cities and county that is don't report undocumented offenders to federal immigration agents. there are as many as 300 around the country. why protect those who came here illegally? non-violent immigrants should be able to report crimes without fear of deportation says the sheriff in austin t. >> we cannot afford to make our community less safe by driving people into the shadows. >> we are scared. >> you are scared of being deported? >> yes. >> reporter: virginia is undocumented. 12 years she came here from mexico on a tourist visa and never left. how often do you think about that? >> every day when i go to drive, maybe some police will stop me and then he can say, let's go. >> reporter: but laura wilkerson sees this debate very
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differently. >> this is my son. i miss his voice. >> reporter: six years ago outside of houston, her son was burned to death by an undocumented immigrant. >> i'm sorry, get in line. the law is in place and you have to enforce it. it's just as simple as that. >> reporter: there no concrete numbers on how much crimes are committed by undocumented immigrants but a court battle is brewing over whether donald trump's legal action is legal. and prime minister theresa may is the first foreign official to meet the new president. we'll look at the top issues on the agenerdagenda, next. seven gp take years off of your skin age. who needs dna when you have olay? new total effects.
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welcome back. with reports for an executi order to temporarily ban refugees and suspend visas from the middle east country, the president stood by the need for the campaign promise of extreme vetting in an interview with fox news. >> let's talk a little bit about the executive orders on syria, iraq, iran, libya, somalia, sudan and yemen. and 120 ban that goes to the promise of extreme vetting. >> totally extreme. beyond just those countries we'll have extreme vetting. we'll have extreme vetting for people coming into our country. and if we think there's a problem, it's not going to be so easy for people to come in anymore. we have taken in tens of thousands of people.
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we know nothing about them. they can say they vet them, they have no papers. how can you vet somebody when you know nothing about them and have no papers. how do you vet them? you can't. >> meantime, theresa may will be at the white house later today after the foreign minister's remarks with views that seem to contrast with the president. >> with president putin, my advice is to engage but beware. there's nothing inevitable between conflict with russia and the west. and nothing unavoidable of retreating to the days of the cold war. but we should e gauge with russia in a position of strength. we need to rebuild confidence in the institutions upon which we all rely. in part, that means multinational institutions. so we must turn towards those multinational institutions like the u.n. and nato that encourage international corporation and partnership. >> and joining us from london
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with more on today's meeting, nbc news foreign correspondent lucy cavanaugh. lucy, good morning. >> reporter: alex, good morning. it's definitely going to be an interesting one to watch. big differences emerge between the prime minister and president trump on a number of issues, russia one of them. torture and the importance of international organizations like the u.n. and nato. but theresa may needs a trade deal from the united states. so publicly she's glossing over the differences and said yesterday's sometimes opposites attract. that was a front page in the "guardian" today. she's under a lot of pressure in the torture issue in response to donald trump's plan to lift the ban on cia black sites. she told reporters that the u.k. could stop working with american intelligence agencies if they start using torture and interrogations. will she bring that up to donald trump face to face? we simply don't know, but by and large, she's focusing on the similarities and pledged that britain and america will never again invade other countries to remake the world in their image.
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no more wars like afghanistan and iraq. but also she urged president trump not to turn america's backs on the world, to lead, to stand up for free trade, not to allow the rise of asian nations like china to eclipse the west. her schedule today laying the wreath, meeting donald trump at the oval office and a joint presser. so a lot more details once they do meet face to face and speak to the press. >> she may not bring up her intelligence gathering concerns but he might. we'll see. lucy cavanaugh, thank you. when we come back, a look at the other stories happening in the day ahead. it's been nearly a week since president trump took office. and i heard that trump's white house has already stopped with his favorite snacks, including lay's potato chips and doritos. that makes one cabinet trump has managed to fill. has congress confirmed my ramen
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"morning joe," we'll look at the news in the day ahead. vice president mike pence "morning joe" is starting right now. ♪ under newly emboldened confident america is good for the world. an america that is strong and prosperous at home is a nation that can lead abroad. but you cannot and should not do so alone. so we are two countries together have a response to lead, because when others step up as we step back, it is bad for america, for britain, and the world. >> good morning. it is friday, january 27th. welcome to "morning joe." with us on set we have washington aho

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